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WELLTXGTOX OBIO. SEWS OF THE WEEK. Ofttlaffl fkl &OQ1 AJS. Qriaftm CONGRESS. Senate, Dre J3-Wacr Adaxral Dewey, acting- for tae lasted States goverwnaeBt, reeovJaizrd the PfciEnfia republic at Manila, is aenestaea whack Mr. Prttigrew. of Imwth ISahota. de stres the sovy eVpanroaeat to aaaawr. Be iatratoced a reagjatioa (LrertlBg the secretary of the aavy tat sapyvy the araate with iafornsalsoa aa the subject, bat Mr. Chaadhrr objected to it jtirasctiatte eoasidrratioa. Howtew There is sack a rreat area- sere for tuns oa the part of the brrs of both sides wao desire ta par ticipate ia the eeneaey debate that three aigbt kwou were ordered. The featares of the debate oa the 12th were the speeches of Xr. Cimwar, af Ohio, for the bill, aad Mr. Corhraa. af Misaoari. aad Mr. Sewbads, af Sa vada, against it Senate. Dee. IX Octy roatiae basa aesa was traesaeted aad the is nana was wry shark Hoasej The debate aa the mustr bill lasted from 11 a. sa ansa M . au, with a reeesa of three hoars for upper. There were bo eirjtjajr ia-cide-ata, A nsotatioa for a he&toy reeesa from December 2a to Jaaaary 3 was adopted. Senate, Dee. 14. The IViiiif ia resointioa of inqixirr as to whether ar aot United States form m4 mo aiaedtteriSDiMfae-aadhadtaTaedfEaA af Chicago, dSed at Memphis. ever Spanish aaafiers to the imm 4 is ts j was bid oa the table. The bowse j Christmas recew resntotaosi was arreed j to. I Heese. The debate oa the eaiieatj 1 Mil was tame aad prosaic. Mr. Tkaf- er. a. Jtaaimeaasrtta uiamiail. was tae oatr member of the oppmsooa wao J a speech for the bOL Seoaue. Dee. IS. The appataarata ta the nrtmnti am the varioaa com minees were ana awed. aeaer farportaat bnafaeia was traasaeted aad tbe seaate ajmtraed aa:l the ISta. ITimst. There was a sbarp peraowal eaQoanT betweea Messrs. ffkeeiler aad Berry, of aVatacky. orer the receat eitetioa ia that state. Drbace oa the lanaj bill otnpted the of the daj s m i aa. Heaae, Dee. IS. Tie six days' debate awtaacanwmrybai rinsed aa usia tjomd maaaer. Mr. Graaoeaor. Mr. Dalaea aad Mr. Doffiwr called atxea- tasmtothemct tfcatm the debate Es- tiebad beea beard ahoat free of sLec Mr. Calztil rtnui-airrd aarr to oser a free Ia i ipmn kauf the abemberskxp rase aad do th arinlece. Thea Mr. Driaxs aad Mr. Levy, two Sew Tark Vmnrrsla. Uocked, the raise by eft- jeesssta WASKINGTON. Tkere was aa iacrease f fUZ57t 4XZ m the QBtsorta of ssrie&aadde iato the l vised fetatea twrmr the pant 11 maarla aad aa increase of ia the carports of tmarHimm&tK. SoGre is gima ay the awry depart ment that any perma eHummf the remsuaa of aey of the nn&mm of tlae Maiae espfosiaa beisre the Tesaa ar liMj at fiampcaa Eoads arnife the aatfii fraaa Haiiaaa. waiark waa be aa biwit 15 days, may lone them aeac to their bte bmaoea far bmraal at the expraar of the departasemt. The staciauciaai of sae I'Miaaiiimi of asTTicslture twgnmra tike wttieat erap of tike IBttesl suites tar VS& at itZ.- amjum amiwaa. wUbaiek 1 CKSrxaor of the r Jaiuaufnd ta sraid auawa 1MB "ifnyls ta Masnla ta CU uSue rfmeists wsark aSewtk. rTneaar mod m him 1 1 . rVasuieag McKxatiry to iraarr iao ina ml tar H ysaora the caaa tal seataraees ammwH.il by cwus t aaarEal asm assr Amerataa snuiaess. im am of a Waiiii5eBj ntiffancs oa tftat rmixpeames. flua csuazaiail EAST. 1 X EnsvL a zrarC'iotar tt Tcm raisx, Ikao east one Svmimt sish ike mna Africoa rewat&c amd has env liarad as the Bsmr ansy. Yaaccr Butd i a aaa of rjic Samruus Oa. I&taoA. a! the CaoferirrK arary . ffie- waa tnumeA ad a. mimz'.xm SKrjmma hjiwaa aa anosaaTs im 11 mm'jjig BJbc arar wcclb Srjotas. Earty a m aaasiii ny of tftac Cirk as arjanatoc wan msriar inr San- sunn y no tftar r SxrirMad insai aa lanep Ewe, Oa 1. Tae wataasxa toist ami krBe4 ese of tfbe mem. ofltwiiinr n&ie wj of bis bea acE. Tie ortber guane an Cw Biai jaw EasufiiMii nmmimm m 1 tie Cmrftaf Dtaciag citourrk Xm - marC . i- nisiaarsttr pww mi sue f ari iim all eisarria og IjiSwonnais amd a ac auriiisnu semoBaffiana Zgtiarm. as tfasaa. MgA 4 ' !$ft2rraiB Anal at LihnTtis aaf BMue Tfta SaaCEBTS sn a stamj sesaif tf TT.l ana anal m lunail of siawv? sme aDeaL ssT BaiEubt, S. T is irlimt ey ca tnar 3It6L" nrwrf yeaes. TTi aTnajmn was a mlttnfMKT tfijnnr isr Hilar ccvjl arar swi was brass at aB a rnngncanr praanraS. Be wao if aueuiaarte mm kaaaieatSarJk-S-T. . A omsaimwas baa anea srlaiMig bar nfbe ivf !n Ft"' aartrliiiia ejCaawnaf wme sfisras snailSaud oa l&e-saiceEians at? 'JmM. jy dar nbc sas- ttamaul lib y 1 ui tl aswoAi&aa BBaase IavOKStiaa ina llsmflniiiiu imii Aa avKnmanat haa kn aravoe bar Frasnas locafieiiier Ca. of dn mFs 11 g "11 11 naTiia a anf jnosrnfiimi Tbe oaasaa EHi iiiFl' on sitae 1 avaawisj seuarsw law sr-r a areasmrr ?cati' 'ouiaa. SrBr sajna.- hast ibeets iisii!aiu : The cainac-eef Um . Lafayette lobars st tie Philadelphia ada fcr Mm Latavetxa iminil tenf the past few day thowsauads of toral Britoesa hat bee-a calling at tkc British wnjtf ia Sew York Citv to tawdry t-Ww services U their sact&er ccwatry ia straggle wit tkw B-jm. bwt toriiD(t eoald aot he arawtcd. WEST AND SOUTH. The Cairn! K Workers of A!, barns hawe declared aa open war aa l gyvt W labor. TkeBnaer riu pe the kaigkta wita taking tbs p&arrs af strikers ia that district. Am advance af I crata aver present prim aa a3 etaasea af farsntare was) anade at tae arau-aaaaal ssee-ting of the Xatieaal Aiitatittirm f Caaanber Fait Bad Caae Work aaaafactarera, brad ia Claeag. Than advance will take effect itmaarj i- At Ckxm aa the Utk. whiles tare or aMte af pu tuwr stood help iraa aa tae street Hit. Palawr. a ste- muftiybtr lrriag at So. 1 Ms board la seat aaa A emnoa basbeea readered by the Iowa sapresse eoart to tae eSeet that a ekareb sakeripooa made oa ua- dav is eoSkctaUe. 6a the 13ih the win of the late W. Cl Eaaaders was Sled for probate at Vi PVasaat. U. The csate amoaata to aboas MMlMb. He was a widower aad left ao ekOdrea. Two-tairds af has estate be divided ep amoar a boat 2M rfit;jM aad frirads scattered all aver the eoamtry. Eiery one who bad beea kisd to hjm or tut deceased wife 3 get a check lor KM or SV 4UL IT 1111 the I lut roadsser iathe worid. the canertr dtttK- Teas, oa the Mtk. Effiiags said for Essex a year ago. Hekadaaragca record of I3. Amafemeata are bemr wait fcr tv. sascaSaxiaa of wireless telerrspcT mBcrtica vttk tike strUMT hat -3-- da2T hetweea Chicago wssmaitae. Tail iastaUatioa win probaU; be doac ia the early part of the smaa wi9 be set ap at Caiearo. aTrawJia, Waafcezaa. Eaeiae aad Milwaakee. The oCeer ia t&wg of the raited States aanl lenjaiunr statioa ia Cfcj- ordered to ealist of lindanes The aay aepartmeat waats S.W reeraita iiansadnitjili- ta prepare Sor semee the ssaxJessdpssad eraiers briar coa- FOMGK21L Tama Drez, the cbariariadaed Ssrms Him saaa aad Iisssfr ys-esadcat of the a5irra'boau daed at Berne oa tae tstk. ia his Svth year. Ia Fraace a sriraacie asar1akiag for taiaasjEag the ttrail of Giteaitar ia wai'lur ataeataoa. M. Jeaa er Igrr, the Tiaa pia civil eagiaeer wbo aa Ike aatkor of the project, has joat aMiioei the leostt of Sua rtadjes wna s. ne aMiiei lata tairi-conniscatal taraati aniag protonged by ra2wary from Txagiers to Laxta MagV sjbjl wosad aaaot waasaue for aammfsl aV ukii.aai ml of fraace s jafneaal ccuoaes. Bi.aiiar of the kirk price of Bread rsarh dSstraa scecails ia Persia. Tbe sotaataoa is gjoalug wot at. every day aad tfce paoaptrta are that tbe poor wSl be face to face with starrstioa dariag the cnttiro sriater. A !rmiVsaiadj is widely pvevaieat niinartmr lunrrsa rfm aad a m the FkfSpxuaes. Tbe first stare of the flat aai ia- dimjtlery, which be- para-Vsis arc enpalsd SsrliJa, LATER. faOmauateoatbe lMi two wiriama aar by Mz.THlmsa aad tbe other fcy Mr. I'acam were iartrodaced m auipia I'Vai ta Ike rctcw-taoa of tffJ over the Pi.r rpynr by the Caited States.' Mr- Mcrraa made a speech ia adswatj- of irjTai'rrtnos to costroi traata. aVr aswteof 1m to lio tbe ksaae pawssd the tawati bsiL AH the n jwiii 11 ar aai aad 11 wailed Snr tbe aifl. Mr. Eesdersoa wTkHe a gaaor f aectioa lalmrers were aa'liiart 114 a car of ateeJ raiisoa lie Taauo A M3saossrpi TaHey road arar dvjitnag Lav. tiie Ttiarjonrtly Vi'iWy two anea aad serKras- jx as jartag arsm otaera, two of wkom mawec The Brat'isa arpieid tbeorToraT tbe IKsciaxm gvo tu aim ait to seads atnamd vxasunreat o Traatsraai. Tee cortiaresrt will ike'y be Zarrcly asade ap d czvairy aad artOcry. The AaxtnCiaa iiauuated eoctarcat of Laj snea will sal isr ewUArics wefore Joavsary Is. Aa addruostai JJcw Soorti aTjues iiamerr d artilicry is to sks amawejasteij. Xkree pexMaas were limixid aad Sunrtk Jajuitid by jaaxpiag from iO-aiUry muuHfm- xm a i HaUica. 3C A, cm the ; r5 b1- ! H. Lee, one f tbe beet kaowa aoiea saers aa tae cwunti 1. was tuass dead xa bed at kis resiaenre ia Sew ;Tr Ot? ai tfae J-nk. D-wtk bad "prwiatWx VeacsBaei by apuplexy. Aa Air Line road earine aad a rYan- javius suiirtaaa tnis. ewLUaed ia rnmiaj-ri.i.aaua traua oamsiiCeil vf aa ra ft' two eoaeues. Jt bad IM One of cos caatebea wj iffirack 3a tbe canricr aad tbrwwa over aa one side, smar ted off the tracks amd amtliy deaWUaaed. Several pas- urnrrra rrc jnjurrtL Aa aMratastorof It jmrnot. ia waes -mat into efaet m tae l!!La ia maay g tae acta nuamfoclomig cities of iw Zinraaid. This rnrn-n aJIccta erma 7S.OUS So S.W perscsis. SaBg fcamr afcdvms state that aa- hKJaar J'rsiana Cbjnese war is : lane eViimbartjaa f Freack itor-r at Eaaatr-taos tatx. a tbe Twnkm lar&n. This dia- nrbB as ml seaanal amsr; W standier. fUo Freaaek aanrrjtg 4catansdeal tbrn " ' TJ" "r vwaiede woicr I razacc - eai'itaial cviamad. aar aa snea par: ' B0S3 TO AGAI3. rUha rrmtaierCea.Billrr Itrt Itrliai Xear Wnn 1 Elena Cams Are Last, Ianoa, Dee. JS- The war office bas rereiTed a dispatch anoonninr that Cca. Boiler has met with a serioiit re- e. Gea. Boiler was attempting to erofo tbe Toreia rirer. Finding it ira poscible to effect bis object, he ordered a retiremest ia order to aroid greater es. Be left 11 gnss behind. Tbe tol- iowing is tbe text of Gen. Boiler' dis patch SBBoancing bis rerenc: "BaRer ts Laaadowse: CUrrelr Caaap. Dec li 1 regret ta report a sertons re- e. I mo4 ta roll streuia from oor easts sear Chievelr at (oor o'clock this sine- Toere are two fordable plaevi ta tae Tocela rirer. aad tt waa any Intentlos to (ore a oiaaace throaca at of them. Tfcer are abaot two adles apart. Mrtetes tlos was ta force one or the other with 00a brigade, sopported by a central brigade. Oa. Hart was to attack the left drift, Gea. Hlatrard. the ttrhl road, aad Gea. Lrt tletoa was to take the center and to sups-art efcawr. Earlr ts the oar I saar that Gea. Hart ovoid not be ahie to force a pas aaa. aad I OUrectrd bint to withdraw. Ho had. bowerer. attacked with crest ral. autry. ax;d ria leadtne battalion, tbe Con- nanrht raarera. 1 fear, sotfered s great seal. CoL L G. Brooke was seriously wounded. I thru ordered Gen. Hlidyard to adraace. which be did. and his leading rrf anent. the East Surrey, occupied Coienso kx'Joo and the booses near the bridge. "At that awmest I beard that the who) artiHerr I bad seat to aoppon the attack the Foorteentk and Sliiyttxlh Held bat teries and six naral 12-PQander qukrkftrers, smder CoL Long, had advanced close to tbs mrer. In Losga deatre to be within effcUv range. It Beared to be fan of the enemy. wbo ucds:y opened a galling nre at eioae range. kilUrg aJJ their noraea. and the gun. aera were cosipeiied to stand to their guns. Scaue of the wagos teams got shelter for troops is a eoesa, and desperate efforts were bHr:g made to bring oat the Held guns. The fire, bowerer. was too aerere. and only two were saved by cape ncno-fw-id aad scaae drirers whose names I will turcteh. Another moot gallant attempt with thre teams was made by aa cmcer whose name I win obtain. -Of the 11 horaeo U were killed, aad aa several drivers were wounded. 1 would sot ailew another attempt, aa tt seemed that they would be a thell mark, aacrinclcg lift ts a gaiiact attempt ts force the nasaage. L'canpaorud by artillery. I directed th troopa to withdraw, which they did. In good ThTwagboat the day a eonaiderable fores of the eaemy was sitaalng an my right flaxk. bat waa kept back by smoslea mes cader Lord Dundonald and part of Gea. Barton's brigade. Tbe day waa intense;y bat and most UTtrg oa the trocps. whoae duct was cxceilent. We have anaa- soned tea guns and mat by shell fire one. The losses as Gen. Hart's brigade, I fear. are heavy, although the proportion of se verely wounded. I hope. Is not Urge. The Fourteenth and Sixty-cists Beid batteries aa suffered severe losses. We have re tired to our camp at Cbierely. London, Dee. 14. The news of Gea. BaUcrs reverie was received so late that morale r aewspaper comment ia confined to per? nnctory expressions of extreme regret and disappointment aad of the necessity of calmness and re doubled efforts to retrieve the position. Tbe latest ebeck is regarded as tbe most serioas event ia Great Britain t military history siace the Indian mntiny. The Standard says tbe Boer 'commandaats bare shown theauelves able to rive onr geaerais useful bat expeasive lessons' ia naocera tactxa." So iadependeat reports of tbe ea- fremrat have yet beea allowed to me tbroarb. bat Gea. Bailer's own Ctfpalek tells tbe sad tale in sufficient OBtlise to snow that the British bare been entrapped araia by the astute Boers. It was not anticipated that Gea. Boiler woold make a frontal attack. So critiriuDS of bis movements are made, however, since apparently be suffered a repulse rather than a defeat. and cid aot push tbe attack home, bat broke it off ia tbe middle so as to save a asrless sacrifice of life. It is expected that be will renew the attack short It. Immediately oa receiving tbe news, tbe war office decided to mobilize still aaotber cUviskm, and to replace tbe losses of artillery. Tbe aecrssary recti. fuite meets will be harried off as speed Sr as possible. Fifteen transports are doe to arrive at Cape Towa between De cember 17 and January 8, with about lUKN) troops of all arms, bat unless Gea. Boiler is able to renew tbe attack. which ia excrrCicglf doubtful, the Brit ish generals will he euacpclled for aa otber fortnight or more to remain practieailly ca tbe defensive. BLAMES TF PRZSIDEHT. Tae CIvO aervle Lcaarwe atcsalatloa CascAetalats; a keecst Order by ar. BVrKlatey. Indianapolis. Ind, Dec 1& The 5a. banal Crril Service league Friday parser! rrscsm sorts declaring the re cent order of President McKisIry srhbdrawiag several thoaaand places from the classified service to be "tip first anmnnaV able bstrkarard step takea by a federal administration since the eivi awke law wss iai rl." It declares that tbe inju rious effects bare already become art- parent ia widespread distrust of tbe previdrnt and tbe party in power. The eortiatntina of the census hurras acd Indira service Bndcr tbe spoils system is denouneed. Cocgresa is asked to re move tbe legislative restriction npoa tbe cntisofidatioa of post office, as "the withdrawal of foartb-r3as post- anastcrsbips from patrocsre nvuld of frr most formidable resistance to the Teaaainins bulwarks of the spoils sys tem. Tbe lezgne eommraos Gc. Booscrch. of 5cw York, and Gov. Wjl outt. of MaMarbosetts. for tbeir ef forts ia behalf of crril arrrice. tVadlly. Ovcrola. U Dee. 1C Mrs. Julia Cros by was called for trial Friday on the rhsrgr of mnrdrricg her husband. Xtrfc- olns Crosby, at tbeir home at sVoud luse by sAootlrjg bias. Kbe pVaded guilt t. The shooting resulted from laaosiy tlifTrreaces and the ease attrarl cd wide attratioc She will be sen tenced. H b understood, to 2 years minrisocmcnt. avmtb ml a Saseal aswt. LeW. Uis Dec la. Joha A. Bubic famous as a trap aad wing shot, whs has wtieipated ia all great shot gas anctesu of the eocztry, died Friday. PANIC IN WALL STREET. rrtecs of Socks Twaakle and a Trast Com sway aad a Firm of Brokers rail. Xew York, Dec 19. Panic conditions developed on the stock exchange Mon day afternoon with the Imperative need of money developed by the vio lent contraction in values. Stocks were being thrown over without the slightest regard to the price they would bring and at distressing sacri fice of values. Ko end to tbe helpless ness of the situation seemed in tight when in the last half hoar of the market some 110,000,000 waa offered on the stock exchange by the concerted action of tbe clearing house banks to force the rate down to per cent, without regard to the distracted bid ding at higher rates which was being done by brokers for distressed opera tors. The collapse In the money rate checked the decline and drove tbe bears to cover. The recoveries pro duced by their urgent bidding were almost as violent aa the declines had been, but the losses were by no meant entirely retrieved. Tbe excitement eontinned to the end, with sentiment looking forward anxiously for the developments of an other day. The seriousness of tbe crisis has called forth the best efforts of powerful financial interests, which are busy concerting measures to tide over the money diiBeuHies which be set the stock market, and which by reason of their extent and the Import ance of the interests involved, threaten to affect tbe country's business inter ests unless obstacles are opposed. So far as actual news was concerned there was a suspension by a newly or ganised trust company and by a firm of bankers and brokers which has fig ured as traders in stocks to an extent of some importance. Neither event in itself would hare been sufficient to precipitate a crisis. But they were supplemented with a whole crop of wild rumors which spared no interest. The reason for the widespread effect upon sentiment of the trust company's suspension wss that it was one of a large number of institutions recently formed oa similar lines and which have thrived upon the multiplying of securities incident to the industrial combinations which have beers a fea ture of the past year. Tbe securities of these combinations as a class have beea in disfavor in Wall street for many weeks past. Before the concerted relief by the clearing bouse banks the money rate leaped to So, 100 and 125 percent. Credible reports assert that 184 per cent was paid for money during the day. The official record of such a transaction was lost in the excitement. An idea of tbe severity of losses may be gained from a few specifications. Thus American Tobacco fell 21!4 points, Metropolitan SO's', Peoples' Gas It, Sugar K. The most promi nent and active railroad stocks in the whole list showed losses all the way frarn 4 to 9 noints. Tbe suspension of the firm of Henry Allen A Co, bankers and brokers, was announced on the stock exchange at aa early hoar and soon afterward the Produce Exchange Trust Co. closed its doors. The Produce Exchange Trust Co. was organized a couple of years ago with a capital of Si, 500. 000. Its busi Bess was chiefly with merchants, tradesmen and corporations and it was also supposed to do some of the bank' ing business of the Standard Oil Co. It had been designated by the hanking department of the state as a legal de pository for state moneys and mu nicipal moneys, aa well aa for tbe funds of savings banks and state banks. Its assets are given as tlL'lS,- COO. with liabilities of .11.W9.600. It is claimed that the bank will pay creditors dollar for dollar. CROOKED BUSINESS. Jasrfctgmaw miliary award Is Allege to sw lavolveal la a Faaa Bass of Mats 11 opens. Lansing. Mich.. Dec 19. According to allegations made here Monday, based oa results of tbe grand jury in vestigations the state military board it alleged to have sold, last July, to the '"Llinois Supply Co.," of Chicago, for $10,000, absolutely new clothing, goods and equipments, estimated to have been inventoried at f-AOOO. It is fur ther alleged that what are alleged to be the same goods were soon after ward parchased by the board from tbe Menderson A Ames Manufacturing Co., of Kalamazoo. It is alleged to be a fact that the "Illinois Supply Co." was a fake con cern, created by persons interested with the Kalamazoo company for pur poses only of tbe altered sale It is stated that at the same meeting at which the board decided to sell these goods a resolution was adopted authorizing the quartermaster general to purchase an equipment of precisely the same class of goods, and that this was done at a cost of over fCO.000. The goods, it is alleged, were sold to the "-Illinois fecpaly Ui' wi'.hoot the com- nany baring seen them. A draft for SluVMO was soon received and four car loads of goods were shipped from Xh state armorr to inieiiro. Addison C Csbb. aa employe of the Chicago Beach hotel, received them there and, with out breaking the teals, re-shipped them to the Henderson-Ames Co. at Kalamazoo. This, it is claimed, is substantiated by shipping bills of the railroads. It is allege that the goods were traatterred to a warehouse in Kalamazoo, and later shipped back to Lankier, being largely the same goods watch Bad beea sold. A sUwt la Calewgo. Chicago. Dee. 19. A riot occurred alondav at Thirty-ninth street and talua-et avenue where a strike of tunnel miners is in proyress. Several Bua-cnioa ancn emerging from tbe tunnel were assaulted bv strikrrs and durieg the fic'it which followed sev eral swots wore nrwl and several men on both sides badly injured. Nine of tbe nosers were crrested. Esa Beasd Owe. Indianapolis. Dec 19. Crawford Fairbavka. of Terra Haute, who is at he bead of tbe new straw board com bine, says that combine It practically t dead sank THE HOUSE COMMITTEES. Speaker Henderson Aaaouaess His BeleetloBs or members Wha They are aad Where They are Placed, Washington. Dec. 19. Speaker Hen derson yesterday announced tbe com mittees of tbe house of representatives. The speaker preserved tbe custom of following precedent aa to old mem bers, leaving them in their old chair manships and places, and gradually advsocing them as vacancies occur. The Important new ehairmanthipt are those of Mr. Brosius, of Pennsylvania, chairman of banking and currency; Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, msrchsnj ma rine and fisheries; Mr. Southard, of Ohio, coinage, and Mr. Cooper, of 'Wis consin, the newly formed committee on Insular affairs. The democratic members receive fewer places than In the last congress, the larger democratic representation In this house compelling a reduction In the number of places for each. The most Important committees are as follows: Ways and Means Payne, N. Y.; Dal- tell, Pa.; Hopkins, I1L; Grosvenor, O.; Russell, Conn.; Dolliver, Is.; Steele, Iod.; Tawney, Minn.; HcCalL Mass.; Long, Kan.; Richardson, Tenn.; Sam uel M. Robertson, La.; Swanson, Vs.; McClellan, N. Y.; Jiewlands, Kev.; Cooper, Tex. Appropriations Cannon, HI.; Bing ham, Pa.; Grout, Va.; Hemenway. Ind,; Barney, Wis.; Moody, Mass.; Pugh, Ky.; Van Voorhi,0.; McCleary, Minn.; Littauer, N. Y.; Livingston, ua.; Mc Rae, Ark.; Allen, Misa; Bell, CoL; Pierce, .Tenn.; Benton, Mo.; Taylor, Ala. Judiciary G. W, Ray, N. Y.; Jen kins, Wis.; Parker, N. J.; Overstreet, Ind.; Alexander, X. Y.; Warner, 111.; Kerr, O.; Littlefield, Me.; Freer, W. Vs.; Kabn, CaL; Terry, Ark.; De Armond, Ma; Lanham, Tex.; Ellicott, a C; Underwood, Ala,; Smith, Ky.; Fleming, Ga. Banking and Currency Brosius, Pa.; Fowler, N. J.; Hill, Conn.; Prince, I1L; Capron, B. L; Lane, Ia.; Calderhead, Kan. ; Overstreet, Ind.; Lovering, Mass. Shattuc O.; Cox, Tenn.; Stollings, Ala.; Driggs, N. Y.; Talbert, & C; Rhea, Ky.; Thayer, Maas.; Lewis, Gs. Inter-State and Foreign Commerce Hepburn, of Iowa; Fletcher, Minn.; Sherman, N. Y.; W anger, Pa.; Joy, Ma; Corliss, Mich.; Stewart, N. J.; Bar ham, CaL; Hawley, Tex.; Mann, I1L; Lovering. Mass.; McAleer, Pa.; Davey, La.; Adamson, Gs.; Davis, Fit.; Mailer, Ji. Y.; Shackleford, Ma Rivers and Harbors Burton, 0.; Reeves, I1L; Dovener, W. Vs.; Bishop, Mich.; Acheaon, Pa.; Morris, Minn.; Alexander, X. Y.; Tongue, Ore; Law re nee, Mass.; Davidson, Wis.; Catch ing, Miss.; Lester, Ga.; Bankhead, Ala.; McCulloch, Ark.; Berry, Ky.; Spark-man, Fla.; Ball, Tex. Foreign Affairs llitt, I1L; Adams, Pa.; Cousins, Iowa; W. A Smith, Mich.; Heatwole, Minn.; Gillett, Mass.; Fowler, N. J.; Landis, Ind.; Clark, N. H.; Brown, O.; Dins more, Ark.; Clark, Ma; Williams, Miss.; Berry, Ky.; Howard, Ga,; Burleson. Tex.; Scud- der, N. Y. Military Affairs Hull, Is.; Marsh, ILL; Ketcham, M. Y.; Brownlow, Tenn.; Parker, X. J.; Capron, R, L; Stevens, Minn.; Dick, O.; MondelL Wya; Each, Wis.; Sulzer, X. Y.; Cox, Tenn.; Lent 2, 0.; Jett, I1L; Slayden, Tex.; Brous- tard. La.; Pedro Perez. X. M. Kaval Affairs Boutelle, Me. ; Foss, IIL; Dnyton, W. Va.; Loudenslager, X. J.; Hawley, Tex.; Butler, Pa,; Ba ler. R. L; Mudd, Met; Watson. Ind. Metcalf, CaL; Cummlngs, X. Y.; Meyer, La; Tate, Ga.; Rixey. Vs.; Kitchin, X. C; Vandiver, Ma; Wheeler, Ky. The chairmen of other committees are as follows: Post Offices and Post Roads E, F. Loud. California. Public Lands J. F. Lacey, Iowa. Indian Affairs J. 8. Sherman, Xew York. Territories W. 8. Knox, Massachu setts. Insnlar Affairs H. A. Cooper, Wis consin. Railways and Canals Charles A. Cbickering, Xew York. Manufactures G. W. Faris, Indiana. Elections, Xa 1 Robert W. Tayler, Ohia Elections, Xa 2 Walter L. Weaver, Ohio. Elections, Xa S-William & Mesick, Michigan. Education G. A. Grow, Pennsylvania. Labor J. J. Gardner, Xew Jersey, Militia a F. Marshall Illinois. Patent W. & Kerr, Ohia Pensions IL C Loudenslager, Xew Jersey. A STORM-TOSSED MARKET. The Xew York Cotton Exrhaage Is the Theater of Panicky Beenes, Xew York, Dec. 19. Almost unpre cedented excitement prevailed Monday on the cotton exchange. Seldom, if ever, in tbe history of the institution bas the volume of business been so great. Xo official record of sales was made, but it ia estimated that the amount of cotton traded in came near reaching the million-bale mark, the heaviest previous total having been something like 800,000. There waa a perfect avalanche of selling orders. The opening was easy at a decline of from 4 to 8 points. From the closing figures of Saturday tbe market, as ahown by the weakest interval, broke SO to 18 points, at which time a con dition bordering on panic prevailed. The original cause of the collapse waa the heavy selling movement started by Wsll street interests, aaserleaa aaeeeases. Manila, Dec 19. Gen. Law ton start ed lsst night from Manila with cavalry and infantry to San Mateo, where Geronimo has 5,000 insurgents. Gen. Grant has nearly cleared Zatubeles province. He discovered hidden In So big bay a steamer of 180 tons. She Is supposed to be the vessel Aguinaldo was keeping ready for his escape. Capt, Larson routed an insurgent band in Zsmbeles province, killing several officers, XI si Smith with three com panies of infantry captured another band of guerrillas which were terror izing a large section north. The troop WUImI several of the band. POSTER RUNS A RAILROAD. all the Offlolsla Were Abroad Bad Waa the Only One . to Do It, Senator Denew does not tell bow tit fol lowing came to be reported to him, but it it such a good story that he uses it continually in uismissing aignmeu oorea or miiuenuiu beggars from hit othce. The senator was on his summer vacation when t pompous little man called to see him snd encountered the colored porter who guards tht outer fates : tbe Uepew sanctum. "I want to set Chauncey DeDew laid the little man. "You cain't, tab. He's gone to Europe, lah." Well, then, 1 11 tee hit secretary." P U U I.... 11 1.. . U T 1 LJ. J.n. gone to Europe." ,,,, n V... tT. J.L!ll M 1 nen 11 see vorneiius v auueroiis. "He't in Newport, tan." "Well, itW. K. Vtnderbiltin!" ' "No. tab. He't done gone to Newport. too." "That to?" Then I'll tee the vice presi dent of the road." "He't in Albany, sab." "How about the second vice president V "He't down to Long Branch, tah." "Is the superintendent in ?" "He's out inspectionin' de road, aai." ' "How about General Paateneer Arent Daniels?" "He went sway to Caps May dit mawn- "Who in thunder it running this road, anyway!" shouted tbe little man, getting very red in the tace. "Well. I'll tell vou. boa." renlied the ebon attendant, "dia yere road jea runt hit tef, aah, an' dene bain nobody needed 'round to look titer lungs out me. Saturday Evening Post. IMPORTANCE OF CORN. The Colonel Made It Plata That the Goldea Grain Was Absolutely Indispensable. "Yet," said Uol. btilweil, eve: erythinf Is sple in my progressing nicely with the people in my part ot tbe country, 1 am nappy to say. it it a nne region, taia tne young gin. "It it. One of the most salubrious on earth. If it there that the great golden orb aa it twinos on its diurnal Dath across the tky pauses to tend hit tenderest mesMgea serosa tbe sunDeamt wnich Dina him to tbe earth." You don t tay so! exclaimed the youne girl. "It't something like wireless teleg raphy, isn't it?" The colonel looked a little annoyed, and the hastily exclaimed: "It mutt be per fectly lovely there!" "It is. The only gold we ask for it that which it coined from the unlmht into great ears of yellow corn. That's what my neigh bors and I used to pride ourselves on." "Corn it a very useful trticle," the said, with a dainty chirp. Ut co ae it is. reopie couia not get tione without it. I remember one vear one of the most terrible I ever experienced. My symS patbiei were never oetore to deeply moved. There was a drought. The com crop was a failure." "It must have been dreadful. Still. Ton could tend elsewhere." "1 could, bo could the other comparative ly well-to-do people. But I was thinking of the poor. I tell you, if it hadn't been fob. the charity of a number of charitable citi zens, myself among them, I have no doubt that t great many of those unfortunates would have died of thirst." Washington Star. EE WASN'T SUPERSTITIOUS.' Aad Tet Be Was Bound Be Wsnlda't Travel Without His Lack? Cola. Juit 11 he was itartir on a short business urney hit wife called him aside. "Wil im," she said, earnestly, "don't think of going to-day. Put it off till to-morrow or next week. Something awful will happen if you disregard my advice, and I know it." "What's the matter with you? Been hav ing dreams or consulting one of these teo-ond-sigbt frauds?" "No, dear, but this ia Friday, and it it limply inviting trouble to make a Mart on Friday." "Oh, pshaw! Will you never get over such foolishness? What's the day got to do with it? Honest, it makes me tired this everiaatinff miners. 1- tion and belief in eigne. If I paid attention to til such things we d starve, tor I d have no time to do business. Put all of them out of yonr head, little one. I've bad just ta good luck on Friday as on any other day, and the only seriooi accident I ever had was on Monday. I can't disarrange all my plans just to humor a whim. I'll come back as safe and sound as I leave. Good-by." He went, and the tat in the bay window look ing just at disconsolate at though her worat fears had been realized. At the end of 20 minutes the saw her husband hurrying toward the house, carrying hit hat in hit hand and mopping hit forehead. She ran to the door, pale with apprehension. "What it it, William? Tell me, quick. I can bear anything at long tt you ire all right." '.'Wherea that old blue vest? That lucky dime of mine it in one of the pockets, I'd stay at home before I'd go without it." Troy Timet. Bow to Avoid Colds During Winter. "Thli idea that many people have, that winter it an unheolthful season, it all wrong. Winter It just at health ful as tummer, if people will take care of themselvet. If you want to go through the winter without a cold, ob serve these few simple rules: " "Don't overheat your bouse, and don't stop all ventilation. Sleep in a cool room, but keep warmly covered. Always take off your outdoor wraps when ybu come in the bouse, and al wayt put them on when you go out. And, lastly, just aa long as there it 1 no won the ground, don't go out with out your rubbers. Thit last rule it the most important of all, for two coldt out of three come from wet feet." The Independent, Aa Unfortunate Blunder. - " Mrs. D'Avnoo Oh, the awfullcst . thing has happened I Clara de Style, who never could deign to look at any one in trade, has Just discovered that the man the hat married ia a dry goodt clerk. Mrs. D'Fashion Horrors! I should think she might have found bim out by his talk. Mrs. D'Avnoo That's just how the poor girl was deceived. He never seemed to know anything about any thing, and she supposed of ccurte ha was a millionaire'! son, X. T. Weekly. ODDS AND ENDS. : Yellowstone park geysers are slow ly playing out. North Haven, Me., has a 125-year-old apple tree. ' The sea of Galilee Is S3 feet below the Mediterranean. , The peach, the plum and the cherry first grew in Persia. . . ' Strikers were hanged in England Iett than 100 yean ago. 1 ' A Landmark club is one of southern California'! organlxutlona.