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'ToIAJME XLVI?NUMBER 91. WHEELING. W. YA., FillDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1897. PR1CE TW0 CENT&
A DAY OF DEBATE
In (lie House of Representatives
mi Pension Mutters.
PRIVATE JOHN ALLEN'S SPEECH,
Which l? Bald to II?vo Ileen "Itrplete with
lilt Chnmrt?srUllo Humor," Opened (ho
Auaultou (ho Appropriation ill 11
n (on?lileri?tlon-Som? Ilrlglit Plathea
of Wit lllumlilo (lie Coulr?vcraury
Whloli Itoba II of Any Acrimony?Some
Sarther? Dmnocrali'Nupiiwrt Die Couiriiilona
uf (lie Uepublltau SlUo u( tUo
Chamber,
WASHINGTON, D. C., Doc. 9.-The
house to-day entered upon the consideration
of the pension Appropriation bill
and stirred up a debate that promises
tu contlnuo for several days. Several
of the southern Democrats offered criticisms
of various classes of pensioners,
and I'rlvate John Allen, of Mississippi,
who led the assault in a speech replete
with his characteristic humor, presented
a series of amendments designed, as
lif said, to correct some of the most
glaring evils. They prohibit the granting
of pensions to widows whose applications
were not Hied during- their widowhood,
and the granting: of pensions to
widows whose applications were based
yn marriages contracted after the pannage
of tills act, and to permanently
insane or Idiotic minors who had reached
their majority.
The northern Democrats, however,
vie with the Republicans in their professions
of friendship for the soldiers,
und one of (th6m, Mr. Norton, of Ohio,
declared that the Republicans could
not make the bill too large for him. It
was admitted on both bides of the house
during the discussion that the 5140,000,
wo carried by the bin ror pension#
would not cover the expenditures, but
as Congress would be in session, Mr.
Cannon said It would be easy to make
good any deficiency that might occur.
Mr. Stone, In charge of the bill, yielded
to Mr. Cannon, chairman of the committee
on appropriations, who took occasion
to muke a general statement of
the estimates submitted by the secretary
of th?* treasury for the public sevvlco
Of 18SJ0, for the purpose, he said,
of disabusing the minds of members and
the country of a false Impression made
by 11 comparison of these estimates with
those of preceding years. The estimated
revenues for 1S09 were $482,000,000, the
expenditures $504,000,000, showing an estimated
deficit of $21,000,000. Under the?
last sundry civil act the secretary of
the treasury, he pointed out. was compelled
to estimate this year for $48,000,*
000 of river and harbor work. $:w.000,(>00
of which had not been authorized by
law. If this sum. not heretofore included
In the estimates, were deducted,
thero would be an estimate of a surplus
of $8,000,000, Instead of a deficit.
Last year the estimated deficit under
i the last tariff act was $417,000,000. If the
$17,000,000 for river and harbor work
for which the government stood bound
had been included, the estimated deficit
would have been $(53,000,000. Mr. Cannon
said it might be that the expenditures
for the pensions for 1809 would exceed
tho estimates. The commissioner
of pensions ostimuted the expenditures
?it $148,000,000. If he should prove to be
right. Mr. Cannon pointed out that the
1140.000,000 appropriated by this bill
would pay all pensions for the first
leven months of the fiscal year, and a
I deficiency appropriation could be easily
made. In conclusion Mr. Cannon warned
the house that the large anticipatory
importations would keep the revenues
under the present law down to
the minimum and he appealed to his
colleagues to see to it "that while the
public service was sufficiently supplied
wlih money not one dollur Is appropriated
which Is not absolutely necenHuy
t<> the best Interests of the public
service."
This statement of Mr. Cannon was
warmly upplauded on tho Republican
side. Mr. Allen (Dem., Miss.) attacked
Mr. Cannon's statement in a speech In
which there were flashes of his inimitable
humor that set the house Into a
roar of laughter. Ho gravely commended
Mr. Cannon's appeal for economy,
but avowed that the flRurc9 of the
chairman of the appropriation commltt""
did not do the situation Justice. He
produced figures that allowed an estimated
deficit for tli<> next year of $72,0"D,M.
Ho roforrcd to the Increase In
th<* pension roll under the present administration,
and ridiculed the Idea of
ii ?|i rn.'aso unless the latr* Increase was
' 1 l?" attributed to the "exigencies of
the recent campaign In Ohio." lie road
? Conimlssloner Evans' testimony
before the appropriations committee,
r r-dl"llrn? a delimit of from $8,000,000 to
5!o.oo/i.ooo in pension expenditures In the
xt n al year. The maximum had not
! ' I ii reached. "This question of
tho maximum of the pension roll," ob1
" i Mr, Allen, "Is ono of the thnlgs
(hat has protracted my Stay In Coni
When I first oamo hero they
v-ere tnlking of thr maximum. I stayed
' ii or fifteen years to see it, but it has
not yet come, and i guess I'll have to
back ognln," (Laughtor,)
Mr Aiion directed tho batteries of hie
I' "ii' : i i thr* Vdngley law as a revenue
i":. picturing Hi" Intonio anxiety
of the < halman Of the ways and means
fommlttee at the extra session to get
" I'HI on the statute book that would
balance between the reoelptt
nrtitut1 . and predicted anothn
called for the samo purpose
' v i>r in:j and another season of anx?"
on Mr, Dingle?** part.
Mi Allen tnlnusly crtlclsed somo of
tho elf? isee of the pensions granted. In
n | si oke ol ihe hardships
' 1 Kr*mt tax burden placed on tho
I f the south, who were, he said,
' i' i' Hll?'fi: ly burdened by the gold
land i and 4? ic cotton,
Mr. i ( Armond (Dem., Mo.) followed
*lth some additional erltlclsms of some
f m ( J;im , ? (in the pension rolls.
Mi l?i ..y rii?-p.. Iowa) defended the
ral pi nslon polloy,
'?"?? Mr. Lacey concluded, Mr. Allen
' 1 got thi floor and declaimed Any
n of attacking Hi" federal ?i
ii e i" nslon rolls, But he e&ld
1 ii I ni' Out mat vol at tlie foot that
n ion ft v.'Ti now "ii th" rolls, And
1 Hum ' were 000,000 applications In
' ii'il'ui (i||lr?v There luid been but
to men in tho todetal army, end
" reminded "f a meeting wtwoon
outx?Confederate and an 0XaF0d0rAl /it.
'' 1" ''.rid dray reunion. They wer??
.'1'' mating themselves on the dleapof
nil hoellllty
" re i ii1111111 bo another witf," wild
1 ' *-l,,ed??rnl, "we would be standing
""'iildir lr, Mhotllder llllder one fluff."
);? will, Imi you won'l," relorled ttie
,. '' ii/it do you mean?" asked tho exi
''/(oral,
(| 1 'j'Mly you are nil disabled."
. 1 Mh n gave notice ihni he would
i 1 1 ' hdmi ni" io hiohibit the nil
'iiii' 1 l",,1M''in to a widow who?'e appll*?Msi
was not filed during her wld
t
owhood, to prohibit the pensions of widows
who had not married prior to thu
passage of this act, and to strike from
the rolls the names of all permanently
insane or helpless children who had
reached their majority.
Mr, McKae (Dem., Ark.) advocated aa
the flrfit step the transfer of the pension
otllco to the war department, where it
would be out of politics.
Mr. W. A. Smith (Rep., Mich.) said
he would make the pension u vested
right If he had the power.
Mr. Norton (Dem., Ohio) declared that
It was not tho Democratic side of thu
house which was assaulting the pension
roll. Ho charged that Commissioner
Evans, both on the streets and before
the pension committee, had advocated
a law that woul<J hereafter cut off the
widow and the orphan.
Ho protested his friendship for the old
soldier. "Bring on your pension bill,"
he cried, addressing the Republican side,
"Raise It as high as you dare, and It
will have the vote of every northern
Democrat on this side."
Messrs. Myer (Dem., Ind.) and Camp
urn \ivnii., in.j EfuiMil111t n uun iniuuivp
In fuvor of liberal peuslomi. Mr. Hepburn
(Hep., Iowa) replied to some of
the criticisms of tho pension roll which
came from the oilier bide. He way especially
severe in his condemnation of
a remark by Mr. Norton, which he characterized
as "monstrous." Tho statement
was to the effect that tho regulations
of the pension office compelled
most soldiers to stand on the rejected
list, or "commit moral and legal perjury
to reach those rolls."
Mr. Norton disclaimed having used
the word "most."
With a chang" <>f that word to many
ho said he stood by that statement. Tho
pension office required testimony which
was not In existence. He stood ready,
he said, to aid in sweeping uway these
senseless regulations.
"While your party had the presidency
and the senate and house," asked Mr.
Stone (Hep., Pa.), why did you not remedy
some of the evils?"
"When Qod or the country had the
misfortune to give the only Democratic
President we have had since the civil
war," replied Mr. Norton, "we found
it too late. He belonged to you, and
you owned him." (Democratic applause).
"Remedies do not begin with the President."
said Mr. Stone, "but with Congress.
Why did a Democratlo Congress
do nothing but reduce the pension
rolls? It does not lie in your moutha
to complain." (Republican applause.)
Mr. Hepburn denied that he had put
any words in Mr. Norton's mouth. On
the contrary ho Insisted that he hud
hoard the word "most;" that he was
corroborated by all the members about
mill wiu i?y nit- oiiit'iui ivyuucia iiuic.
The gentleman from Ohio, with all hlB
boasted courage, was trying to run
away from the foul Blander he had uttered.
At (his point the committee rose, and
the house adjourned.
The senate did a considerable amount
of business, although no very Important
measures were considered or passed and
there was very little debate.
Senator tfal linger, chairman of the
committee on pensions, called attention
to the Increasing demand for private pension
legislation und requested senators
to be careful In the future to see that
their bills for private pensions wero meritorious
before they weta Introduced. An
attempt was made by Senator McBrlde
to f icure an appropriation for the relief
of the Klondike miners, but the net result
was a resolution calling on the secretary
of war for all Information he had
on tliat subject. An hour was devoted to
the consideration of private pension bills
and forty-five were passed.
The resolution of the Pacific rnllrond
committee asking Information regarding
the tnile of the Kansas Pacific was passed.
which gave Senator Gear, of Iowa,
and Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, an
opportunity to ma-ke short speeches congratulating
the country upon the settlement
of the raclflo railroad que&tlon.
Some work was laid out for next week.
Senator Carter securing the right of way
Monday and Tuesday for his census bill,
and Senator Lodge ha<l the immigration
bill made the unfinished business during;
the week. _
A MONSTER PROTEST
Agalnat Annexation Hlgncd liy Native
Ifmvnflnni, fionriiieil lijr Senator flour.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 9.-Scnator
Hoar to-day presented a monster
protest in the senate from native Hawallans,
agali^l the unnoxatlon ot the
Hawaiian Islands to the United States.
The protest tilled several hundred pages
of foolscap paper and was forwarded
by Enoch Johnson unci Lllla K. Aholo,
secretaries respectively of the Hawaiian
Patriotic League, and the Hawaiian
Woman's Patriotic League, Who made
certificates that the signatures were all
genuine. Of the 21,200 signers, 10.300
were women and one hundred and sixty
foreigners. The petition was In both
the English and Hawaiian language,
and was verv brief, merely: "protesting
against annexation to the United Slates
in nny shnpe or form."
The presentation of the petition was
witnessed by the native Hawallans.
comprising the delegation now here to
oppose annexation, who made their first
visit to the capltol to-day. They told
those with whom they conversed <haf
their people wero unalterably opposed
to annexation. ^
Trnnlilr Willi ft'lcnt-agim.
"WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. O.-The
department of state In nbout to press to
the end the Issue that litis been raised
between It and tho government "f Nloaraguu,
growing out of tho refusal of
Nicaragua to rocclve a United States
minister In the person of Captain ."Worry.
of California. The United States legation
at Managua, which has been
closed through the retirement of Minister
llaker, will be permitted to remain
closed entirely, and Captain Merry baa
been ordered to proceed to Han Juan, lit
C'oirtu Rica, to take up hln mission there,
Frmiilnu Itniilu tiplry Kill.
WASHINGTON, D, C., Dec, l>-Tho
house sub-commlttoc which Is framing
a bankruptcy bill, got together to-day
and began work. Tho Henderson bill
was taken as a l.m*la and this Is likely
to be reported with little change with a
substitute for the Nelson bill passed by
the senate.
(jut Wlmt Hit Wanted.
BOSTON, Dec. II.?Newell Pa I lie, proprietor
of a drug store In Tremont
street, was assaulted last night and
robbed of 91,200 by an unknown man,
who entered ills store about ll o'clock.
The robber drew a revolver, with the
remark. "I am a desperate man and
want your money," Mr. Paine resisted
and was felled ?ensoles?. He will recover.
( niicil fif lltMllttaa Amlrllr*.
IIALTIMOTUfli Hee, 0.?tlrnn villi
Loud, senior member of the firm of
I,oiid. Clarhlfe A Co., ship ohutiillers,
|l!i Hunt li Gay street, this elty, nun
mlM'ii cull Ide this morning by shooting
himself through the Inwi?l I'.usllieiM
nnxleth ? are aligned on the eaufce. Mr.
i,.>inl ivaa about nlxly years old, mid
hri'l been In hMlnrrs III Mqltlinol'e for
forty n \ 'years, lie leaves a wltfotv and
two I'hlldle|l?
A SHOCKING CRIME
Family of a Mississippi Farmer A
most Wiped Out
BY AN ATROCIOUS MURDEREf
The Haabauil and Father J.eaves Wil
nut! Children lu a Happy Frame <
Blind In the Morning, mid Kcturntn
Uoiue In the Evening Finds Them We
(criiitc in llloud?Wlfo ami i<our cm
Urcu Iknd?One of the Chlldrcu Hurvlv
to Tell die Atrfal Story of lite Tragcdj
Charges a Negro with the Deed?A Foil
In ilot Fumtll,
WESSON, MJsi, Dtc. O.-Ono of tl
most atrocious murders on record In tl
south ivas committed last night to Simj
son county, this slate, twenty miles froi
here. Brown Smith, a farmer and a ocj
of ex-Representative1 Edward Smith, le
his family at his home In the country I
go to town forehopplng purposes, thlnl
ing of no possible danger for them.
Tills morning when he returned *
found his wife and five children weltei
lng In their blood and apparently a
dead.
An alarm was raised Immediately an
the entire neighborhood turned c^t 1
hunt for the perpetrator of the foul an
bloody deed. There being no telegrap
connections, details of the murder eon
In slowly, but it Is reported this ovei
lng that one of the little girls, suppose
this morning to have been dead, has n
vlved enough to tell what she knew <
the occurrence. She said she knows tl
man who committed the crime, that
was :i negro and described him.
A posse Is now on the track of tl
fiend and there 1a great probability thi
he will be apprehended "before mornlni
and there can b?; but little doubt of h
meeting a speedy Justice when caugh
without waiting for the formality of
court.
It is learned that Mrs. Smith and tl
other four girls are dead. Sheriffs M<
Nalr, of Lincoln, and Thompson, of C<
plah counties, have gone to the scene i
the murder, each with a pack of traint
toloodiiound.s.
A MANIAC LOVER.
Ilr PntiSix llullota In th? Father of (t
4*lrl ivliu I'.rjrcled lllin, SeliFlm l?? III
llrothcr, HU?1 Duti Other I'cculii
Till tiff*.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 9.?Anton
Tuccl, an Italian, to-day shot and pro!
ably fatally wounded G. Tomponc, b
cause of the rejection of his affectloi
by Tomponc's 19-year-old duught
Theresa. He followed this up by se
tins flro to the clothing of Tomponc
little son Michael, und when an attcrn
was made to arrest him, he succensfi
ly held a squad of policemen and fir
iwn a: bay until he hud twice fired h
revolver at them and slightly woundi
Policeman Simpson und a citizen nam'
Hcharrlno. Finally, driven into a co
ner, ho sot lire to his room, and un
securely handcuffed defended himsc
with a large knife.
Tuccl la about 40 years old. Ho llvi
with Tompont* and for a long tin
showed afTcction for Theresa. Yeste
day he nleuded for her love and was r
Jected. This afternoon Tompone wi
working1 In the yard when Tuccl open
lire upon him. He put three bulleto
Tom pone's buck, two in his legs and 01
in the head. The boy, Michael, saw tl
shooting and railed for help. Tuc
picked up an oil can, emptied the co:
tentH over Michael's coat and applii
a match. The boy ran screaming in
the Ktroet and an alarm of lire wi
sounded, while Tuccl took refuge on tl
second lioor of the house.
The police und llrem&n attempted
dislodge him, but shots from, his revc
ver held them back and forced them
return the fire. After a succession
attempts, during which Tuccl's a mm
nltlon became exhausted, he was drlvt
to his room on the third floor. Befo
the police had decided to make an a
tempt to arrest him, smoke wns se<
coming from the window. A rush wi
made for the place and the door wi
burst open. The carpets and bed we
on fire, and behind this barricade
flame Tuccl stood flourishing a dangc
ous looking knife. A determined rui
wns made on him and he wns overpov
ored after a desperate strugKle, durii
which several of his captors weresllgh
ly scratched.
Tompone is In a very critical cond
tlon, but his son was only slight
burned. .
Drntlt Hnllirr Tlmn ntkgracr.
LEBANON, Pa., Dec. 9.?Luther :
Miller, a prominent business man 1
Myerstown, committed suicide la
night rather than submit to arrest ur
face a charge of forgery. Miller was a
r 11 sod of having forged the name <
Henry H. Looie, of Myeritown, ns ei
dorser to a note of Iflfl c?ti the People
bank of Lebanon. A constable went
Miller's residence lust night to nrro
the alleged forger. Miller asked perml
slon to go up stairs for a moment. 1
had been absent but a few mlnuti
fivhen the report of n revolver wi
heard, and Miller was found with
bullet in Ids brain and n forty-foi
calibre revolver in his hand,
KlltlM* Hitlrl?l? or Itlunlrr,
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 9.?A Daj
ton, Ohio, special to the Tlmei-Sti
snys that Charles Mlddlostetter, agf
nineteen, wan either foully murdered <
committ'Mi suicide last night. Ill* der
body was found on the roadside near h
wheel, A bullet hole was In his hen
nnd a revolver was lying near by. I
ha I started at 4 o'clock to visit Ids hI
let- at Dell Tlrook, and was found nei
his Journey's end. There lo no caui
known for his suicide.
Wnrrliig Faction* t/nflwl*
OLDVRLANIJ, O., Dec. 0 ? Tl
Hrotherhood of Painters and Docori
tors Of America, succeeded to-day
uniting Its warring factions. Thin wi
accomplished through the expulsion .
Jumps 11. Sullivan and John T. IClllol
president nnd secretary respectively 1
what has been known as the llaltlmo
faction, and the resignation of M.
iVirrlelt nnd J. \v. McKlntiey, presldei
nnd secretnry rcipretivoly, of the Itu
fit 1.1 Motion Tin* iwu fact Jons then ?
togethel and elected (he following oil
rcrs; Oeiiftal president, It II Held
man, of Cincinnati; vice president,Wll
In in I'nethy, of Worcester. M:? ; W <
Urns", of 01. >''iuls; J. J, Ktwllsh. <
Pittsburgh; W. II. Kiffnn, of Ithncn, '
V ; item 1 til ' letny, John 1 liirrott, ?
Denver. I'hder Ihe consolidation tl
order will have about dxty-ll" Indip
wit M a membership of hot wren sevr
and eight t hot ei nd The brollterho<
hue been In K?*ss|.?n here fevers I dft(
and the orgnnHailotl Will be mmpldr
before an adjournment In tiikeii#
THE DEFENSE OPfcNS
it --
In the Eaalliam Murder Trial?Wltnee??a
Examined 8 wear Tliompsou Flre<i;Flr*t,
1. Esictljr |lie Opposite of Itie Testimony
of llie I'rotrcutlun.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
PARSONS, W. Va., Dec. 9.-The state
[ has rested In the Eaatham murder case
and the defense is on. J. P. Wilson was
the first witness for the defense, and he
testified on his exaraination-ln-chlef,
,f that Thompson was in the act of taking
k a oeat in the fatal car, when Eastham \
I- carao down the ulsle slapped him over
l- the faco, and passod on. Thompson
w arose, with revolver In hand, Btepped
two steps out Into the aisle und polnie<J'
r' his pistol at Eastham, whose hack was I
i? toward him. As Eastham turned his
head, Thompson fired. Eastham then I
turned around, and Thompson fired I
again; then the firing became general,
le Thompson fired the first two shots.
William Silver said in chief that as 1
Thompson was In the acc of sitting
down in the car, Eastham came down I
n* the alslo to Thompson's seat, leaned ovn
er him, cursed him, atruck at him und
ft passed on down the aisle. Thompson
arose, drew a revolver from his sld?
0 ^oat pocket, stepped out of his sent and
t- walked down the aisle until he came to
Eastham, when he deliberately utreteh'e
ed his arm out full length, placed the
> pistol ugainst Eastham's breaBt and
11 fired. Then again placing the pistol to
Eastham's forehead Thompson dellberid
utely fired a second tlmo. The shooting
:u then beeame mutual, but Thompson
fired the first two shots.
1? Allen Hayes told practically the same j
ic story deserlbed of Thompson's dellber- |
ute placing of the pistol to Eastham's
body und firing twice, except (hat he j
denied that either shot was directed at |
the head, but said both shots wero fired
10 full at the breast. Thompson, he said,
however, fired the first two shots.
Messrs. Davis and Howard subjected |
ie all three of the witnesses to very 16ng
lt ?nd severe cros?-examlnntlons, which"!
brought out many things they did not
13 tell on their examination in chief.
IlayeB Is still on the stand,
a ?
Fatal Acclilmt at Term Alt*.
10 Speclnl Dispatch to tho Intelligencer. i
TEKHA ALTA, W.Vn., Dec. 9.?Smith
)f Hauger, a popular younff man of this
id place, who Is un employe of the Haitimore
& Ohio, fell from a fiat car at the
depot here to-day, and received Injuries
from which it Is thought death will en
sue. Hie head struck with ternnie rorce
on the ties, and blood rushed from his
>? mouth and ears. He has not yet resr
turned to consciousness. Mr. H'auger
ir Is a brother of T. II. Hauler, a well
known merchant of Terra Alia, to whoso
jQ home the Injured man was carried.
b- A BRUTAL EXHIBITION.
Opinion* of Exprrti on the ftlndlaon
Square Garden lllcyclc Hare.
or NEW YQRK, Dec. 9.?Henry Stoln^
ert, counsel to the board of health of this
! * city, speaking about the bicycle race tor>t
day, said:
^ "it Is a brutal exhibition and Should
ijs be discontinued forthwith. It Is not a
ad a^ntlflo exhibition but one In which
sneer brute force prevailB. ItAt can be
tjl proven to tho board of health that It is
ilf detrimental to tho life and health of the
participants then the board can step In
cd and stop It."
!ie Dr. Edwin W. Martin, of the health
r- board, speaking- on the same HUbJect,
e- eadd: "No horse or locomotive could do
us what the men In that race have done up
?d lo the present time. The participants
In can never recover from tho effects of the
ie strain, und 1 would not be surprised If
lie some of them do not become raving ma'
" " nlirh*
iiiuvn uciuic i-'iil... ......
0- Hale's bicycle record for 189C will look
ridiculous when this year's figures In
to full are placed up against It. Tn this
[lB contest Halo has outstripped his own
'lu figures and was twenty-four miles
ahead of them at ninety-two hours.
, Last year he had 1,3011 miles to his
credit, and to-night he had covered
l? 1,380.
" Stephane, the French rider from
,' whom so much was expected, was otllJ."
dally declared out of the race to-night.
? He had not been on the track since tills
?Ij morning. He was thoroughly exhaustns
cd(lH
Miller seems to be absolutely tireless
ro when on the wheel. He Is fast ap0f
proachlng the automatic stage. Ills eyes
1-. filar* straight niiead, und were It not
sli for his occasional great spurts he would
v- seem to be lost to all consciousness.
ig Halo und Kikes are looming as "dark
t- horses." They are the freshest men on
the track, with the advantage In favor
II- of the Glen's Falls youth, who still cuts
ly u pace that the rest of the bunch find It
hard to keep up with. He has had over
twenty hours sleep since the race started
and lots of speed Is left In him yet.
u Hale astonished the throng when,
of |/,long about 8:30 p. in., he (began to
st spurt. He looked as If he had Just gone
?j Into the race and rode along for a while
ut exhibition speed. He Is showing
c" great form. (Jus Burglnnd, Miller's
of 1 miner, says that the leader's condition
Is Improving greatly ns the hours roll
'a by.
to August Lohr, champion of Germany,
st who arrived on the steamship Trave tos
day, and who will participate in sprint
Ie races in the garden this week, visited
ps the hull to-night and speaking about
i* the contest, said:
a "I think this Is the greatest rnce 1
ir ever saw, and feel sure that It Is the
greatest one In the world."
To otTset the criticism made In seme
quarters that the track Is not correct,
/- Charles "\V. Ashlnger, the builder, has
ir made an affidavit that the track metis?d
ures nine laps to the inlle, eighteen
jr Inches from the pole.
id Miller left the track at 0 o'clock With
Is 1,583 miles, one lap to his credit, hut void
turned after il rest of fifteen minutes,
lo N1CVV YORK, Dec. 10. -The score at
a- 1:15 o'clock this morning was: Miller,
ir i.r.DO.O; Hire, 1,80814; Ttlvlerro, 1,604.6;
*e Hrhlnttor, 1,482.1; Waller. 1,808.4; Moore,
1.425 0; lisle, 1,887.0; Ploree, 1,388.0;
lOlkes, 1,1170.7; Golden, 1,242.8; Ttfnlornmn
1,2.18.0; Gannon. 1,210.7; Kin*, M8K.1;
10 Julius, 1,157.2: llencom, 087.0; Johnson,
890.4; (1 ray, 808 8,
Miller was-200 miles ahead of (he record
for ninety-seven hours.
*f Ckii'I Iii loo 1'nirfnl.
TIIJJKHANNA, P?? Dnc, D,-Mr?.
ro Gcorfle Iluroh, of Vose, this cotinty.was
i?, working about tho kitchen stove nl
ut noon to-day, when some live coals dropf
pod out upon her clothing and set lire to
"I it Her dress wis binned from her
I- bode and she wns probably fnlnlly In<
.Inred. A-neighbor's daughter who exllnI
glllshed the llames, was tileo very badly
r1. bnrtUMl.
411 nl I'nil Am Plliifp,
11 f I'd I IT All PIllNClK, llayll, her. 0~
i Tho lllght has passed very quietly, and
'1 this morning "ll Hie stores are open and
there In no oxcll'-iuent among tho
pie. Two wnrnhliw, a French crulHci
' tliu Admiral Ills.mil dr (jinoullly, und
"1J Amu loan Vessel entered the port Ibis
| morning*
THE END IS NEAR
I
The Tireless Watchers at the Bedside
of Mother McKiuley
ARE MOMENTARILY EXPECTING :
Thallourof Dlaialutiuu ami Ar? Fortified
tar I hut Solemn Slotnant?Tha Prc?
hleiit lint llecH Conatuntly Niar Ilia
Dying Parent?Tlio Agctl Patient llai
Taken No NonrUliment Since Monday.
Her Vitality la Wonderful?A llolapee
i? Hourly Expeuteii, anil wlltil that ,
L'ouica It Vfllft All be Over.
CANTON, O., Dec. 9.-The day has
boon almost devoid of incident In the
room of Mrs. MeKlnley, who still lingers
at the point of depth. Hep rest
during the day seemed a trlllo less
peaceful than heretofore, and at times
she experienced trouble in breathing,
the trouble being accompanied by apparent
distress In the throat, the direct
evidence of which was an ominous rattle.
At neither of his calls to-day did the
attending physician note a distinct
change in the condition and each time
he exposed hopes of survival for
.some hours to come. Just before dinner
this evening ho was there, and thought
there were very good prospects of her
living throughout the night. At this
time, President MeKlnley was not as
hopeful as the doctor. He thought his
mother had failed very rapidly during
the day, that she was so weak that the
i?nrl poniii nut much Ion ire r be dclavcd
and was prepared for dissolution at any
moment. 110 has been at the bedside
all day and will remain there at least
until midnight to-night. He took but a
few hours rest this morning, and with
his brother Abner took u short walk
during the day.
The patient hast taken no nourishment
since Monday, und has not taken
even a sip of water for many hours.
That she retains life so long without
nourishment is the most surprising
feature of the case.
At 11:30 o'clock Mrs.-MeKlnley is still
living, but very weak. Otherwise there
In no change In her condition. When tho
doctor left her probably for tho last
time to-night, lie hud some hope of her
surviving the night, but said the case
had reached that point where It was
impossible io make any prediction with
the slightest assurance of certainty.
The family is very apprehensive of the
night and entertain only slight hopes of
the patient surviving the night. They
fear a relapse 1at any moment, which,
In the present condition could scarcely
be survived. The patient rests quietly
and at times shows scarcejy. an evidence
of animation.
THI8 COMES VERY LATE.
Why Didn't Editor Kchoflrld Tell HI*
Story I.oiic Ago!
BOSTON, Mass., Doc. 10.?The Globe
to-day Bays: "Mrs- Luotgert, the supposed
victim of the sausage manufacturer
murderer-called in Chicago, ifl
alive and well.
"Mrs. Luotgert wan Been In tills city
during the month of July, acknowledged
her Identity, beside giving more
or less explanation relative to the reasons
which caused her to leave her husband,
who Is again to be tried for hla
life." Such waa the startling declaration
made by Editor John H. Schofield,
of St. Louis, to a Globe man. Mr. Schofield
supplemented hU statement further
with the positive assurance that
Sirs. Luetgert waa at the house No. 7
Bullfinch Place for a period of threo or
four days during the middle of July,
UlcLnrlgrrt Jtuy.
CHICAGO, Doc. 9.?Four new Jurors
were secured in the Luetgert case to-day.
The Jury now lacks but one man not) it
Is expected he will hem-cure*! to-morrow.
FlgHtlng Slumlord Oil In
BERLIN, Doc. 9.?Tho minister of tho
interior, Count Powdowusakl, replying
In the llelchstag tr>-day to an- Inquiry regarding
the Intention of the government
wltli Hie view of thwarting the Standard
Oil Company from monopolizing the
German market, said the government
was aiding the competition of German
spirits of wine with petroleum. There
was hope that the efforts being made to
improve the spirit lamp would shortly bo
successful.
Thu minister had also arrived ait. ft certain
decision regarding tho reduction of
freight rates on llusslati petroleum.
Moreover, an Increase 1n tho customs
duty on American petroleum was being
considered. In conclusion the count said
that the governmen t, if necessary, would
proceed ruthlessly against the abuses
complained of In connection with the
Standard oil Company, imd would miopt
without delay the measures he lud Indicated,
A Nnr Fcmliemeltllll Champion,
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Dec. 9.?.Tack
McClelland, tho local feather weight,
socurod the decision over Joo Leonard,
of Philadelphia, In a four-round boxing
contest to-night. The men fought at
catch weights, Hilly Corcoran, McClellnmi's
manager,offers to match Ills tmtn
against any 11* imund man In the world.
McClelland fought Joe Bernstein, of
New York, I" tin eight round draw re.
eently, has bested .lack Bennett, of
Philadelphia: Charles Leopold, of Now
York, and has munK other local victories
to his credit.
Allllttiri- 111(4 lie
PITTfiTUmGH, I'd.. Dor. 9.?Tho
window kIunw manufueturora and workera
held n confotenoo to-nlffht to not tie
tho wnw aonle, but no jottlomont wan
coached and tho factorlct will not fUrt
up At onoe, iih oxpwtodi Tilt blowon
and ffatherer* came t<? no agreement
with tho manufacturer* on tho lm>tn of
a 111 i?i?r colli advance, but tho cuttorn
and llnttonorH rcfu?ed to accept tho
mlxynnoo df li! per cont offered, nnd nt
mldnliiht tho conference wan adjourned
without ?ottlnir a day for further dl?cuiilou.
_
In Ftvnr of Mtmllnn*
PROIUA, HKi I->oc, - Tho voto of tho
Urol liorliomla of Locnmntlvo Firemen
and llnllrnud Trnlntnnn on tho qiioKtlon
<>r fodomtlon of rnllrond order* In comlint
In, and n I* practically urtaiilmout
In favor H. iMlior ordora oxccpt tho
oimlurorn havo already decided for It.
win N oi> ?ii*'
CINCINNATI, IVo. I?, - Mayor TuM
him IheMtUtrd nil Invert hint Ion of prism
llKhlliw that will proveni tho Intoi-mate
. hi !v,|| hero I ? . oinlipr :M.nnd nnd
will "I"'' "i.'p the light butwvoii OoccimIi
ii ml llardnu#
tub big mm
Of Manwfecturcri of Wire and Wlr? Nails*
lUnry W. Oliver, of lnttibnrgh, Llktlf
la Bnom? ft'rcaldclit of (hi Combination.
NEW YORK, Dee. 9.-X meeting o(
manufacturers of wire and wire naiis
was held to-day at the Waldorf-Astoria
hotel, and may have Important results.
It was held in furtherance ot a plan to
consolidate the interests in the lines
named throughout the country. J. P,
Morgan & Co., are said to toe behind the
movement, and, according to current
reports the interests involved .aggregate
150,000,000.
At to-day's meeting those present Included
Henry IV. Oliver and George T.
and William E. Rice, of Worcester; H.
Oliver, of Pittsburgh; Philip W.
H. Chliholm upd William Chlsholm, of
Cleveland; Frank Baackes, of Ohio; Mr,
Garver, and Mr. Bufflngton, of Indiana;
J. L. Kllwood, of DeKalb, 111., and
John W. Gates, of Chicago.
Henry W. Oliver, who has been mentioned
as likely to become president of
the combination, said to-night that it
was quite out of the question for him to
make nubile, what took nlaco at the
mttoilnit. but ho did not deny that such
a meeting took place. Ho admitted that
the meeting had pot through with Its
work and that there would too no more
sesHlons for a time nt least. He declined
to way when the negotiations would
probably be completed and tho news
corporation formally launched.
The general supposition In the trado
appears to be that the usual arrangements
for forming a combine will bo
agreed upon. A new corporation Is
being formed, which will either give its
own stock In payment for the stock of
existing companies, or else buy them
outright for cash; something more than
a mere pool is, at any rate, doubtless In
contemplation;
Tlie Slrel Combine*
PHILADEU'IIIA. Dec. 9.?No definite
confirmation could be obtained In thfln
city to-day regarding- the current report
of a pool among the "big eteel companies,
by which the Carnegie, Cambrta and
Illinois companies axe to confine their
sales to the territory west of the Alleghenles,
while the Bethlehem Iron Company,
the Pennsylvania Steel Company and tho
I^ickawanna Steel Company are to be,allotted
tho field east of that point. Ab a
part of this understanding, It was also
said that prices in the weetern territory
aro to be about fifty cents higher than In
" ? on?l fhn.t thr* uivil?? In (>;jnh <Hv4h
ion will allow for freight differentials.
Little douJyt Is entertained that some deal
Is under way, but tta exact terms are unknown,
GENERAL UNREST
Among the Moiltmi In Rnaslnn Asia.
Hunger Aheml.
ST. PETERSBURG, Deo. 9.-Throughout
Russian Asia there In general unrest
among the Moslems. It Is attributed to
the exaggerated reports of the Turkish
victory over the "Great Greek Empire,"
which have spread through the length
and breadth of the continent.
The authorities even fear that the revival
of brigandage recently noticed It*
the Caucasus is directed almost solely
against the government odlcials and the
unprecedented phenomenon of Georgians
displaying hostilities towards Armenians
has become manifest.
The danger Is bo serious that a conference
of Caucasian governors has been
convoked to concert measures of pacification.
Travelers in. Central Asia report
an extraordinary ferment among tho
Moslems or ainerum races. a?i?cj am
sinking their mutual animosities and declaiming
thai theya re first of all Mohammedans,
with the sul taxi as their common
chief.
It Is evident that the slightest pretext
would suffice to bring a1>out an uprising
and to plunge Russtalnto the same sea. ofl
troubles as India.
The Cotton Workers W?k?i Cat.
BOSTON, Deo. 9.?Although Boston; ts
the centre of tho cotton mill business of
New England, tho men prominently oocvnected
with the trade would have little
to say concerning the action of the Fail
River manufacturers In voting to reduce
wages beginning January 1. The treasurer
of one of the Fail River mlllls, whor
was willing to discuss the matter, ?a/ldf
lie regarded this cut at tho beginning ofl
a serious nature, not only for the Fall
River print mills, but for all the cotton
mills both there and throughout tho
state. The key to the Whole situation, he
said, Is tho relative cheapness of southern
labor, i .. ,
Ilir?'a Cheerful Paris Opinion.
PARIS, Dec. 0.?The Temps commenting
to-day upon the settlement of itha
Uaytl-Gcmvan trouble says:
"President 8am and his colleagues imagined
that the convenient ami elastic
Monroe doctrine would apply to their
case, Tliis lit tle calculation woj wrong.
The United States was not anxious to
advertise or extend their solidarity of
negro states. On the other hand the last
reproach which can be urged a*ra4nst the
policy of Washington 1* not taking Into
account the relative strength of nations
America does not wish to embroil itself
with Germany merely for tho beaux
yeux of the black republic."
CJ. A. n. Colour I" Texas.
GALVESTON, Texas, Deo. O.-OnemJ
Paul Vandervort, one of the promoters
of the G. A. R. colony In this state, writes
from Dcmlngs Bridge, Texas, that he hss
closed a deal wMh John R. and "Hhunghnl"
Pierce, the cattle kings, for land
for n colony, and at least 1.000 colonists
will move In immediately after the benzining
of the new year. The undertaking
Is fusliioned after that at Fltagerald,
On. _
Movement* of Ntenmalilpi.
NI3W YORK? Arrived: Nordlaml.from
Antwerp.
NEW YORK-Arrived: Trave, Hremen.
LIVERPOOL - Arrived: Pcnnland,
Philadelphia.
BRUM ICR HAVEN - Arrived: Spree,
New York.
ROTTFIIDAM?Arrived 8lli~Obdam,
New York. #
MARSISILLKS?Bootln, New York.
Weather I'lirrraat for To ParPor
\V? st Vlrfflnln, inoreaMnir oloudl*
liens, probably followed by local showers;
pllRhtly cooler Friday night; southerly
?V 111(1 H.
For Western 1'cniisylvatiln and Ohio,
Kenorsliy cloudy weather; probaly liKhf
showers; oooler Friday iiIkIiIj fresh to
brink southerly wIuiIn.
I,oval Tempera tin-#*
Tho temperatoro yesterday ?? nbunrved
by <' Rohnopf, driiKKlnt, corner Fourteenth
and Market atresia, was an follows:
7 a. in., is I 3 |i, in (Hi
! ?. ill ftV 7 jl, III (H
is ill f Weather fair.
Slightly I'neil I'lnno Cheap,
Wo offar this week, at it vorj' low
price, a line Upright I'lnno, uieu le.t.i
than oito yenr,
r, w. n,u!Mim ^ fo.,
1310 Market Street,

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