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T(TUESDAY EVENING, DEC. i 3. 1* 7.
That enuEMOL'S wealth on the one hand, and the direst straits of poverty oo the other, are playing havock with the patriotism of this country is pateDt to all critical observers. Several of the plutocrats of the North have already moved their homes to Europe, where they spend the money they have made by means of the high tari? here, and last week the Federation of Labor de? clared that no member of that organi? zation shall join the National Guard When old Rome was besiege!, rrany of her citizens refused to tight in her defense unless for larg? pay, and what has beeD, ma"y be again, and there is nothing new that hasn't been old. Me. Smalley, a correspondent of lb> London Times, in a speech he recently made in the North, iD which he al luded to Mr. Cleveland's declaratioo of war agairjst Great Britaio.two years a_ o. ani to the development of the jingo s irit as manifested in the Cuban, Ha? waiian and other affairs, said the an? tagonistic feeling engendered thereby in Europe would produce a combina? tion of the governments of thatcor.ti ? nt to oppose any foreign action U e United States might take. Jingoism may fool the ignorant, but, in the Ja: guage of Mr. Speaker Reed, it "don't The almost solid democratic legisla? ture was elected upon a solemn promise of retrenchment. But instead of ful? filling that promise, every measure be? fore it having retrenchment for its ob? ject has been defeated, and it has fool? ed away its time in defeating the :c election of economical officers.and in the consideration of bills to prohibit foot? ball and flirtation, and to provide 'or compulsory educa'ion and seats fi r shop girls, and other tuch yankre iso 5. Eutin couutriesof unrestricted Baffrage, legislators always correctly represent the people by whom they are elected. The fact that there are no less tha: one thousand voters in the city oi Providence who cannot write their owr names has awakened the republicans' f that city to the danger to which th< country is subjected from ignorant suf? frage. The fact that though negroes in theSou-h,by the kindred thoiiB md.can'i write their names, has never surges'.e<! to Northern republicans the idea tha! ignorant suffrage is dangerous to the country, is remarkable?butnnly to the republicans of the North. The attempt of the filibusters to make parallel cases of the barbarous murder of Colonel Ruiz, who openli went to the insurgents' camp in Cuba under a promise of protection from one of their o?iec-rs, to treat for peace, f?cd the legitimate execution of Mnjor An dre with all the formality of military law by th9 Americas army in the Revo? lutionary war, is too absurd to talk about, and shows that those engaged in it are a3 lacking in knowledge as in the common feelings of humanity. That Mr. Hauna's money was miss ed sadly in Boston at the election there last Tuesday, is proved by the fact that the democratic ticket there then receiv? ed a plurality of nearly five thousand, though Mr. McKinley carried the ci y a year ago by nearly twenty thousand But it must not be forgotteu that the promise of prosperity has been broken to the heart of Boston withasmuib severity as to that of every other ci;y in the country. If, as suggested by a paragraph in the Washington correspondence of yes? terday's Gazette, the immense appro? priation for pensions shall prevent this country from goiug to war, lest the money for pensions be expended for military purposes, the appropriation re? ferred to is a blessing in disguise,and the tax it imposes may well be borne, as it is infinitely less than what would le necessary in case of war. Che ati Ne; luck ucver thrive Canada agreed to accept the compu mise in the case of the seal fishery, but the American Coaiiress refused to d so. Now the arbitrbtors have decided that the United States must pay a great1 deal more. Aud they will havo to do so, or else stand convicted of repudi:i uion before all the other nations of the world. Student Acquitted.?jjmcey Belz ler, of Newark, N. J , the medica' student at the University of Virginia who was arrested in connection with the case of the chloroforming and rob? bing of John A. Campbell, the cater? er for the students' boarding house had a preliminary hearing yesterday at Oharlottesville, ?ml discharged i the evidence being insufficient to sus? tain the charge*. The courthouse was packed with professors aud students of the university, and the verdict wps greeted with applause. Mr. Betzler'L friends may bring notion for faise ar? rest. The mammoth steamer Algoa sailed for Tacoma, Wash., last eight with the largest cargo of grain even loaded iu a single vessel, carrying o77 ?Oy bushel. of wheat valued at $312,000. The Algoa ia bound for the northwest coast of Africa. KRUJ? WASHINGTON. 1 [Correspondence of the Alezandria Qaxott?.] Washington, Dec. 23. United States Consul Taylor, at i Glasgow, has furnished the State De j partment with a copy of a circular or I der issued by the Associated and Amalgamated Carpenters anil Joiners of tbav. city, prohibiting the handling of ' imported prepared joiued work. The ' consul says that as the society includes ' all of the'm<ichaoic3 in that line of busi? ness in Glasgow, the order must ef? fectually stop importations of this pre? pared work/the greater part of which comes from the United Sta*.e3 in large quantities. The contention of the Scotch workmen i3 that the foreigners who make the joined work are paid much less wages than themselves. No report of the action of the corn minder of the battleship Maine in firing upon schooners at the eutrance of Key West harbor, as reported in the news dispatches this morning, has vet reach? ed the Navy Department. Officials say that the Maine was a-sigued to stop suspicious vessels for a lime in place of some of the revenue cutters which had been withdrawn temporarily for re? pairs, and it is not assumed that Capt. Sigsbee has exceeded hi3 authority in the matter. Government officials say that the mission of David Lee, a negro from Mississippi, who is said to be on bis way to Washington to seek the aid of the United State3 in securing redress for the murder of live members of hi3 family by white cap?, nec?s.-arily must be a failure. At th- Department of Justice it is said tiat under no circumstances could the Uuited States become a party to any proceedings of this char-icter against the State of Mississippi and it is said to b- doubtful whether the Slate itself could be sued tor damages under the ircutns'.ances, and certainly not with? out its const-nt. Mr. John McLean of Ohio, now here, -ays Mr Hauna will be defeated if the iemrcratic members of the legislature shall re-tnair. solic': and he is disposed \o think they will. Ho advises them to unite with the anti-Hanna repu'oli cans in the organization of the Iegisla ure, and thereby to obtain some of the offices and secure Mr. Hanna's defeat. At the State Department it is inti? mated that the chance for anyreciproc :.ry treaties is exceedingly slim, as foi eign government are cot favorably dis? posed to this country any bow, now, and as the Dingily tariff biil has re? stricted the importation of their prod? ucts to such articles only as cannot well be dispensed w.th. The holiday of the clerks and other employees in all the government dt pirtments will commence at noon to? morrow and last until Monday. The failure of two banks in Philadel? phia this morning, one a national bank with deposits amounting to nearly two million dollars, has increased the feel? ing of busines3 depression here, and dread is expre-s%d of others followiu^ its example in other cities of the Eist. Its president is the leading gold bolter in Pennsylvania. Mr. Scott of West Virginia, the new commissioner of internal revenue, is exnec't-d here on the 27th and will Re? sume t le duties of his office on the 1st o? January. After his arrival the Vir H nian republicans say they hope the federal offices in their State will be disnosed of. Fur some years past Mr. Wybert, the ;roa3tirer of Alexandria couuty, who lives in Arlington district, near this city, has had on hid farm a buck and a doe. R-cently a neighbor who had tiken some liberties with the buck was itti eked by him and in defending him :':!f be broke the deer's neck. A day or two ago ihe doe, being chased by doRS, PrCiped by jumping from the Chain Bridge to the rocks below and making ber way into Maryland. A pension was crauted to-day to the widow of Knud Kriudsen, a soldier in the late war, the back piy of which ag ^re^ates over $-1,000. The man was a native of Norway and was married to tbe woman who now gets the pension in April, 1S5S. Knudsen emigrated to t his country in 1861, enlisted January 27th, 1S6'2, in th^ Wisconsin Infantry, nnd died on October 16th, 1863. In connection with allowance of tho claim the Pension Olli -o makes thi following state? ment: "On August 31, 3894, thirty-cue tears after the- soldier's death, the widow, who has never left Norway, applied for a pension. Fndcr the p esent law3 the bus title and the cUim must be allowed, grantln? ai rears of pension from tho date of the sol? dier's death, making the first pay merit amonnt to between :our and five thousand dollars." 1 ho interna! revenue office in Alexandria is to be supplied with a new safe, bid3 for which wero advertise:] yesterday B 0 confident aro tho d' mocrata of Raining tbe next House of RepreseiiUtivcs that aspi? rants for tho va-ious offices thereof are al? ready springing up ?rnorig them. Mr. Rich ardson ofTennrsee and Mr. Failoy of Texas, a candidates for the Sjaakership, and Col. Is iec HiM wf Ohio, who stili speaks of tho rc I uMicans ?s '"abolitionists." has already com? mon' ed a ct-nvass for tho position of sergeant at-arms. The French in Ejcypt. Paris, Dec. :!o.?A letter from Major Marchand, the French officer whose expedition was recently erroneously reported to have been massacred, dated from Samio, on June 17, says that the French hold Domziber, strongly occu? pied Meshraerrek and that by August 14 France would thus be firmly estab? lished on the Nile, without tiring a shot. Commenting upon this communica? tion the Gil Bias says the rivals of France can no longer prevent her from being mistress of the Nile. Over 100,000 to Drink His Health.?Oa Christmas Day Knights Templar throughout the United States will drink to the health of Gen. War? ren LaRue Thomas, most eminent grand master of the order, who is liv? ing at the Waldorf Hotel, in Balti? more. General Thomas is tbe highest official iu the organization of Knights Templar in the United States. There are five commandaries iu Baltimore and 12 in Maryland. Gen. Thomas J. Shyrock, right eminent grand com? mander of the Knights Templar of Maryland, has issued a call for tbe as? sembly of knights at tbe Asylum in the Masonic Temple at 11:30 o'clock on Christmas Day, where at noon the health of the grand commander will bo drunk as the 112,000 cupo are lifted all over the countiy. No Ekdvction.-- The Richmond Dispatch says: "It wa3 pretty elbarly demonstrated yusterday that there will bo no legislation this session regarding the salaries of coun? ty judges. Tfce effort of Senator Opie to havo taken up and passed the biii repeal log all laws Riveting them, so that the Leg's iatuw would bo in a position to reflux them, should this bo found desirable, wus defeated by an overwhelming vote. But it brought out tho fact in the cours i of debate that while several Senate s favor redudog judges'sala? ries, tho large msjoritj are opposed to any action of sne^h character.'' NEWS OF THE DAY. j Rev. H. M. Whartoa has resigned as ! presided of the Baptist Orphanage of i Baltimore. Japan doe9 not protest against the annexation of Hawaii, but wants as I surances that her interests will be pro ! tected. Rerjamin B. Jones was yesterday in Baltimore appointed receiver for the Maryland and Virginia Steamboat Company. Ex.-President Cleveland, who has been duck shooting in South Carolina, leturoed to his home at Princeton, N. J., yesterday. The reciprocity negotiations between the United States and Germany are practically suspended. They never got beyond the initial stage. The R. M. Spedden Company, ship? builders and machinists, of Baltimore, have purchased the large shipyard of the Brusstar Shipbuilding Company on Boston street. E.-nesto Tosca, secretary to Consul Geferal Lee, returned to Havaoa yes? terday, having oeen uuable to present in time bis plea for mercy for Col. Joaquin Ruiz. The Ohio miners, who yesterday crossed over into West Virginia to stop non-union men from working, were promptly checked by being served with injunctions. The ca3e against Miss Alice Berry, who was arrested in Washington at a dog fight, was dismissed yesterday. The other defendants will be prosecuted un? der th: humane act. There is being built at Baltimore a novel craft for travel on the Yukon river, The vessel is constructed on the order of a catamaran, but has three hulls, instead of twin hulls. The Supreme Court of Illinois yester? day upheld the Chicago civil-service law and decided that a number of ap pointments made by Mayor Harrison and Police Chief Kipley are illegal. Twenty person were injured, three, perhaps, fatally, at a grade cros-ing on ihe Delaware, Lackawana and Western Riilroad between Passaic and Dela? ware, X. J., Its" night. They were in a stage which was struck by a train. J. Pierpont Morgan's plans for coc trolling the coal trade is much more comprehensive than was supposed. It involves, in addition to the regulation of the anthracite output, a grand sys? tem of selling agencies for the bitumi? nous coal districts. I All the great powers of Europe are anxiously watching events in the Ea?t, each hoping by diplomatic scheming or force of arms to secure a liberal ;-hare of the Chinese empire in case it shall be decided to parcel it up amon:: the powerful nations of the old vor d. The largest corporations engaged in the cracker business?the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, the New York Biscuit Company and the United States Biscuit Company, who have been negotiating for a com? bination for sometime, have announced a general and marked advance in the p:i es of their products. Miss Adah Elam, postmistress of the Georgia House of Representatives and candidate for the post of assistant State librarian, which was formerly held by the wife of Gen. James Lomtstreet, was found in her office in Atlanta yester? day almost d^ad from a dose of mor? phine, taken with suicidal intent When Miss Elam found that she couhi not get the coveted place she said she was tired of life and would lind her way out of it. ThePekin correspondent of the Lon? don Time? says: "The Chinese are pro? visioning Port Arthur nnd will recon struct the forts there, Ru34sia supervis? ing aud furnishing the money. In the face of this indication of permanent oc cupation the necessity of safeguarding our position in the far East iucreases. The Russc-Cbinese Bank, which is the 8gent of the Russian government, has offered to China 120,000 Berdan rifles, with payment five years hence. China has accepted the proposal." Sharp Words Were Passed.?The closing session before the holiday re? cess of the joint legislative committee charged with investigating the charges against Judge N. S. Turnbull, of Bruns wick, came very near resulting in a fight yesterday evening. Sharp words passed between Delegate E. P. Buford, who brought the charges, and C. S. Barrow, another witness, and only the prompt intervention of the sergeant at arms prevented the two men getting together. One of Mr. Buford's charges grew out of the awarding of a contract to Barrow for buildirg a county bridge, and when the latter went on the stand he asked if Buford meant to intimate that he had unduly influenced Judge Turnbuli to give him the contract. The Brunswick delegate only referred Bar? row to the stenographer's report. "I simply wanted to say that if you mad? .-uch statements they are ucqualiliedly false," said Barrow, with warmth. "I will not be insulted," shouted Mr. Bu? ford, as he made toward tho witness, but the sergeant-at-arms rushed be? tween them. Mr. Buford further pre? tested against being insulted in such manner that Barrow coolly replied, *'Oh, we cau settle all that outside," and the incident closed by witness be j ing told not to ask Mr. Buford any more questions. The committee ad? journed until January 4. The Oyster Industry.?The cor? rectness of the statement of Governor O'Ferral) in his message to the General Assembly as to the failure of certain oyster inspectors to make reports of planted oysters having been questioned, the Governor addressed a communica? tion to the State Auditor for informa? tion, and received a reply, saying that prior to the fir3t of this month no re? ports of planted oysters had been re? ceived from the counties of Essex, Lan? caster, Mathews or Northampton for 1S96 or 1S07, nor from Norfolk county for 1S97, nor from Princess Anne coun? ty for 1895,1S96 or 1897. A petition of oyster buyers and others came before the court at Saluda yesterday, asking a better observance of the cull law. The petition states that the present number of inspectors cannot by any possibility enforce the law, which is generally con? ceded. The inspector present stated i tt-at a greater number of inspectors ?^ould so diminish the pay that no one would \>?rk for tho compensation. The petition was dismissed until tfco next inspectors' report, in March. Ievi Taylors c'.ofhing store at Newark, N. J.. was rubbed last night of $3,1)00 worth of goof s v?hich wore loaded upon h j m at a rear window and carried away between the rjuiids of tho polieemt-n on tho beat. Small pill, eafo pill, best pill. DeWitt's Little Early Bisers euro biliousness, constipa? tion, aick headache. Charles Q. L&nnon. VIRGINIA NEWS. I ? j Mr. Thos. 5. Wigfield died Saturday i last at the residerlc9 of Mr?. Warren j Payne, near Catletts, in the 85th year I of his age. At the Christian Church at Bowling Green Tuesday night Mr. Eugene Broaddus and Miss Blanche Ennis, ol of that villsge, were married. Miss Lillv, daughter of the late Rev. N. W. Wilson, and Prof. L. R. Ham berlin, of tbe University of Texas, were married in Richmond last night. Mr. Beverly T. Daniel, one of the most prominent farmers of Orange, died at his home near Belmont yester? day of pneumonia, aged seventy years. Mr. C. W. Colbert, a promicent mer? chant of Spotsylvania, and Miss Ella Maude Massey, daughter of Mr. A. W. Massey, of the same county, were mar riod at the home of the bride on Tues? day. At a meeting yesterday of the board of directors of the Lycchburg Cotton Mill a semi-annual dividend of 4 per cent, was declared and $22,000 carried to the reserve fund. Tnis -is a superb showing. The Richmond Locomotive Works yes'.erday received from thn Union Pa? cific railway an order for twelve com? pound consolidation locomotives. The engines are ot the largest type, and will weight, complete, 150,000 pounds each. Rev. W. W. Southall, who was lo? cated by the Virginia Conference at its recent session in Danville, has applied to his presiding elder. Rev. Dr. Rid dick, for a certificate of location and it is announced that he w ill now enter the Presbyterian Church. The Christian Endf avor Union of Woodstock in a m eeting Tuesday ni?ht decided to exter. d an invitation to the State Endeavor Dnion to hold its next annual convention in Woodstock. Ricnmond and Ballston are also com? peting for the honor md the contest promises to be a lively one. Tnorp Curtis, a young Manchester man, at 2 o'clock yesterday morniDg went on the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad bridge with the intention ol jumping elf iuto the water below and committing suicide. The water, he said, looked so cold and the scene was so drtary he changed his mind. Delegate Murphv savs he finds that his whipping-post bill h33 more friends than it bad the last session. This is, perhaps, true, but the present legisla? ture will not pass the bill. There are quite a number of senators and dele? gates ffbo favor the measure, but will not vote for it, for the reason that its passage, in their opinion, would be a political blunder. Tbe special joint legislative commit tee charged with investigating charges mudo against County Judge Turnbull, <-f Brunswick, by Delegate Buford, ad jouriifcd last uinht until January 4. Mr. Buford and a number of other witnesses were examined. The evidence thU3 far taken would seem to iudicate that there has long been unfriendly feelmg be? tween Mr. Buford aud Judge Turnbull Seuator McCune says he will make a big fig.ht for his bill, designed to pun i-h persons who llirt with tbe pupils of the female boarding schools. The sen aror offered this measure at the solici tarion of lady principals of several valley schools. This bill will come 'up before tbe committee on public instroc tion and education soon after Cbriut mas. Chairman Morris, of the com? mittee, is opposed to the measure. Chubch Claims?A number of chinches in this vicinity will be the rt cipients of money from the government if a sweeping bill, introduced in tbit Cunizre=s, and recently reported favor? ably by l?a House committee on war claims, should become law. The bill is to establish a tribunal to investigate claims for the occupaiiou of churebc by United States troops during the war, and provides that the Quartei master Gc-neral shall proceed to inves? tigate claims of the character mention? ed in the eam<- manner, and they shall take the same course as claims arising under what is know a3 the fourth ol July claims act; that is, he shall report the amount due in each case and certi? fy the same to the Auditor for the War Department for payment, who will report them to Congre?3 for appro? priations. There are sundry daunt before the committee for the use and occupation of church, college, aud school buildings, foi injuries to them by United States troops during the late war. Claims of this churncter now before the committee aggregate $295,726 52? c ill ges and universities, $187,037 96; c-.urches, $10S OSS GO. Tho following are some of the claims of churches in ibis vicinity : Cailctt, church ciesrnn ?^d, value not stated; Culpeper Court House, St. Stephen's, repairs, $1,100; Oulpeper Court House, Baptist,, rem ?ind damages, $2,726; Lovettsville. Presbyterian, damages, $431; Warren too, Presbyterian, damages $1 075; Warreiiton, Methodist Episcopal, dam? ages, $1,223.71: Winchester, Catholic, damages, $610 76; Winchester, Metho? dist Episcopal, damages, ?1,394 50; Winchester, Braddock Street M. E., damages, amounted not stated; Win? chester, Second Methodist Episcopal, colored, damages. $475. A P?ominent Man Dying.?Colonel John B. Cary, one of the most promi? nent and public-Rpirited citizens in Richmond, is hopeless ill, and his death is expected hourly. He conducted a military school at Hampton before the war, and bis scholars from all over the UaioD had a reunion a few years ago. There were thirty-two, and thirty of them were offijers in one or the other army. He was lieutenant-colonel o! the Thirty-second Virginia Infantry in theConfedeiate army. He was formet ly superintendent of schools of Rich? mond, and was chairman of the city democratic committpe for years. He is now dean of the Northwestern Mu? tual Insurance Company's general agents, a:.d ouo of tho most widely known insurance men in this country. He is one of the most prominent luymi d iu tbe Church of Disciples. He is very popular in Richmond, and foremost in public movements. BUCZLIN'S ARNICA SALVE. The Best Salve in the world for Cuts.Bruisea, Tores, Ulcers, SaltRheum, ,?ever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corn- and ail Skin Erup? tions, and positively cures Piles, or no >ay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per boz. For sale by ErrftBt L. Allen Miss Allie Hughe-. Norfolk, Va., was frightfully burnei ou the face and neck. Fa;n was instantly relicvd by De Witt's Wuch Hdzel Salve, whirh healed the injury without leaving a scar. It is the famous pile re^i:dy. Charles G. Lennou. THE LEGISLATURE. senate, i As stajed ia the Gazette of that date j the Senate yesterday defeated the at I tempt to pass before the recess the j bill reducing the salaries of county judges. Mr. Opie spoke earnestly in I its favor, and said that the democratit party stood pledged to relieve theii l constituency and to relieve the Statt j treasury. "We must make prepara tory for 1902," said he, "and wbile 1 am not a prophet of evil, I am convinc? ed that just as sure as we have a revi val of the State debt question, so sure not only we, but the uemocratic party, will te relegated to the rear." The opposing speakers all claimed to be in favor of retrenchment, but declared that the judges were poorly pai i, and that it was the wrong place to com? mence. In tbe debate Senator Flood said he intended to offer a measure which, if passed, would bring about $250,000 from tax on incomes into the treasury. The Senate concurred in a resolution looking to the removal of Houdon's statue of Washington from the rotunda of the Capitol to the Stute Library building. Mr. Boykin, chairman of the com mittee appointed to investigate the charges against Judge Turnbull, ol Brunswick county, asked permission to sit during the session of the Senat* and during tte Christmas recess, ii necessary, which was unanimously granted. Mr. Mumford had called up and pas-ed under suspention of the rules a bill regulating tbe withdrawal of capi? tal from partnership enterprise^ The bill relating to the taxation o; fertilizers came up and the House amendment was agreed to. house. The House passed with an amend ment the May nard Senate bill, reduc? ing the tax on fertilizers. The amend ment provides that the tax may here I after be increased. This was concurred in by tba Senate and tbe measure now goes to the Governor for his approval, The bill imposes a tax of^iO per ton up to L'00 tons. After that the present law is operative. There is a genera feeling in favor of exacting a tonnage tax as is the case in North Carolina where this source yields over ?T)0,00( , revenue yeariy. Mr. Wallace introduced a bill to pro hibit any person conducting tbe pawn brokers' business between the hours ol 7 p. m. and 7 a. in., and making tbe ,, displaying of a pawnbroker's sign prime j facie evidence of a person's conducting Jthe pawnbrokers' business. Mr. Wallace also offered a joint resr iution to amend the constitution by striking out from article 1, (known as the bill of right*), the 2d, 3J, 19th, 20th and 21st clauses, which had been e-igrafted upon that instrument by the "Black and Tan" convention. The Senate resolution providing for the appointment of a joint committee for the purpose of looking into the various departments of government, and to suggest such legislation as well in tte line of retrenchment and reform, was concurred ia by the House. Tbe House passed Mr. Kiser's bill to require employers of females iu stores, shops, oflices, or manufactories as clerks, operatives or helpers in any business trade or occupation, to pro? vide seats for such female employes, and providing a penalty f jr failure or refusal to provide such seats. The General Assembly adjourned for he Christmas recess, and will recon? vene at noon January 1, when Gov. elect Tyler will take the oath of o?ice in the hall of the House ia the presence of the members of the two houses. [Communicated. Entertainment.?I had the pleas ure last Friday evening of being pres? ent at an entertainmeut given by Miss Lillian Utterbach, at her school in the southwestern part of the e.ity. It was a joyful occasion, especially so to the litile folks, whose happy anticipation of Christmas joys, and being released from their scnool duties for the holi? days, made them wear their brightest smiles. The room was prettily deco rated with evergreen, as was aiso the Biage, the evergreens, aithtically ar ? auged with dusters of holly here and there, with its glowicg red berries; cedar trees, and rustic chairs completed the wood scene and made a very pleat? ing ellect. Special mention should be made of Mi=s Elton Shaffer as King Winter. When she appeared in her flow - ing robe of white and took her seat ur. der a canopy of green foliage she look? ed quite picturesque. Miss Lena Hard bower looked charming in her sombre robe as Dame Nature, and acquitted herself most creditably. Miss Bessie Davis aDd Master George Hardbower also deserve credit for the way they acted their parts as December and Jack Frost. Miss Alice Pullman sang a very pretty solo, the school joining iu the chorus. Last, but not least, Santa Clause arrived with a basket filled to overflowing with good things for the1 childrenand vhich hedistiibuted toleath one, af;er which they sang a merry song in conclusion. All present had at. enjoyable time. Miss U terback hbd neeu untiring in her cflbrts to make this entertainment a success and to say ?he was successful is not saying too much. 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After hearing some friends continual? ly praising Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrceea Remedy, Curtis Fleck, of Anaheim, California, puichased a bottle of it for his own use and is now &3 enthusiastic over its wonderful work as anyone can be. Tbe 25 and 50 cent sizes for sale by J. H. Janney, Dru?gist 701 King street. Mala ia pre duces Weakness, General De biiu,., Kiliousncas, Losa ol ppetite, 1 ndigos tiou and Constipation. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic removes the cause which products those troubles. Try it and you will be de? lighted. 50 cents. To get the Genuine ask for GROVE'S. For salo bj CHARLES G. LENNON. Prosperity comes quickest to thomau whose iver is in good condition. DeWitfs Little Early Risers are famous little pills for consti? pation, billiousne=s, indig&stion and all stom? ach and liyer troubles, Charles G. Lennon, I TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS I Foreign News. j London, Dec. 23. ?Charles Helmbold '. son of the late Dr. Helmbold, of New i York, who wa3 arre?ted here on Tues ? day last, charged with having threaten' i ed to kill United States Consul General : Osborne, was tc-day taken to an asylum - for the insane. i Victoria, Labuan, Dec. 23?The . Sikh police force attacking the strong ; hold of the insurgent Matsalleh hat . been forced to retire. Adjutant Jones . and six Sikhs were killed i London, Dec. 23.?Lady Millais, widow of Sir John Millais, tbe late I president of the Royal Academy, h dead. Dortmund, Prussia, Dec. 23.?Six tien persons were killed by an explc . sion of fire damp in the Kaiserstuhl U [ pit here yesterday, i London, Dec. 23.?A dispatch from Rome says that at a meeting of the Italian cabinet to day it was decided tc dispatch a squadron to Chinese waters, i Calcutta, Dec. 23.?The Bengal i Chamber of Commerce has sent an ad [ diess to the government, in which il ? says that the time has arrived to adopt the gold standard, pointing out that it . is four years since the mints were i closed, leaving India without a cur f rency system, asserting that the sus i pense is harmful to trade, s Candia, Island of Crete, Dec. 23.? f There has been a renewal of conflict; ? between the Mussulmans and Christ? ian. The former, yes.erday, attacked I a caravan near Armiro, aDd killed i t veive Christians. Touloo, Dec 23 ?In view of the dis quieting news from tbe Island of Crete. f two French cru 6ers have been mad' . ready to sail for the i:land at a mo? ment's notice. The cruiser Pascal sail ed for China to day. Madrid, Dec. 23.?The Queen Re cent has signed tbe appointment ol General Gor,zalez M?ntz as captain ' general of the Pnilippine Islands. I Bank and Trust Company Suspend. Philadelphia, Pa , Dec. 23 ?The ? doors of the Cbosnut Street National ? Bank were closed this morning by di : rection of National Bank Examiner < Hardt. Its a Hairs are now in the hands ? of the bank examiner. The bank has , a", all times held a good reputation but ) it has been known for some time that its business had fallen oil considerably. The suspension, however, was a great ? -urprise, especially so in view iu the f high standing of its officers. Wm. M. i Singerly is its president and Isaac i Cooper vice-president. The bank was ; started in li>5>7 on a capital of $000,000 with Robert E. Pallison as president. ? When the latter took his seat as gov? ernor in lS'Jl, Mr. Singerly succeeded bim. No statement of the bank's lia i bilities could be obtained this morning. The Che3nut Street Trust and Sav i ings Fund Company, the officers of which are identical with those of the bank and tbe offices being located in the same building, was also closed for business to diy, but to what extent the 'rust company is involved is not known. The bank was a city depository and there were c?y funds in the bank to the amount of $289.854. The State of Penn? sylvania also bad on deposit with the bank cn December 1, $225,000, accord? ing to the official statement of Stat^ Treasurer Hay wood, issued on that date. The bank was also a depository of tho national government but the government is fully protected against loss by holding $100.000 United States bonds as security. It is said that the bank holds the funds of the city police and firemen's pension fund, the school teachers' pension and anntii .y fund, aud deposits of tbe Fuirmount Park com? mission, which latter includes bequests for the park improvement. During the past few weeks President Singerly has made great efiorts to enable the bank to meet its liabilities. Yesterday the matter was Juid before the clearing house committee of the Philadelphia banks and at a meeting of the committee a proposition to issue $2,000,000 six per cent preferred stock of the Record Publishing Company as collateral for loaus was considered. The investigation developed that this offer wa3 not sufficient to justify the banks in advancing the needed funds. The members of the clearing house say tba! no other banks are iuvolved in the failure. Concerning this pbaso of the case Mr. Sin? gerly slid to-day ihat "arrangements hid been made to m.ike an extra stoik issue of ?2,(J0O,00O by the Record Publishing Com panr. and that it was thought that would be satisfactory, but some hew or other the j/ian fell through." Habeisbueg, Pa , Doc 23.?It was an nouoced to-day by tho Stato treasurer that the Stalo las $225,000 on deposit in the Chestnut Street National Back of Philadel? phia. Torturetl and Murdered. St. Louis, Dec. 23?The post mor? tem held on tho body of Jacob We; nand, who was fouud dead in his kitchen Tuesday evening, revealed a peculiarly fiendish method the mur? derers had resorted to to get rid of the old man. When found, Weiuacd, be? sides being gagged and bound, had a towel tightly twisted about bis neck. The post mortem showed that far down in the old man's throat, tightly embedded at the bronchial tubes, was a wad of thick cloth which had been wrapped with horse hair. Fingers could not have reached that far, and a stick was probably used to ram tbe wt d down. Tuen the old man wasgarroted with the towel. Every effort is being put forth to discover Weinand's mur? derers, supposed to have been two, but the only clues found are a button and a piece of cloth torn from tho coat o! one of them. Got Her Prize After 10 Years. Easton, Pa., Dec. 23.~Io 1857 Miss Mary E. Martin, now Mrs. O. P. Mc Lellen of 12S [north Eleventh street, this city, attended the Reformed Sun? day echool at Williamsburg, L. I., and for reciting perfectly the shorter ca e chtem won a Bible. Her parents move d away before the Bible came and sbe d.d not get her prize. Last summer she learned that her teacher of long p.go was living in Newark, N. J., and wrote to her. Ia her first answer her teacher spoke of the Bible incident, which Mrr. McLellen had long forgotten, but wbieh the teacher, Miss Agnes Dunlap, now Mts. Andrew White, had not. Mrs. White said tbe Bible would be sent, and yesterday it | was received, just fortv years after it was awarded. Pardoned by the President. Sr. Louls, Mo., Dec. 223.?Wm. E. Bur: , jr., ex-cashier of tho St. Louis ! Natiocal Bank, now eerving a sentence of five years at the State penitentiary i for the embezzlement of $20,000, has ' been pardoned by President McKinley. ! The pardon, it is said, was issued on J tbe recommendation of Attorney j General McKenng. o Cno Minuto Cough. Cure cures quickly i That's what you want! Charles U. Leunon. S Murderer Shot, DUBOIS, Pa., Dec. 23.-Steve cnelien who last night deliberately mm Mike R?ber and afterward* barricaded himself in his home, waa tc-'ay j bly fatally Bhot by the officers who wert I endeavoring to arrest him. Spellen I escaped from his house this m j and after running 250 yards - j refuge in the head house of the v I works shaft. He descended second landing and with rev.., j hand defied the officer.-. Steam I finally turned on acd tbia tin ? 1 murderer from his place of r? - len rushed from the shaft determ to sell his life as dearly as poseil.... discharged his revolver right a wounding several officers. B finally brought down by being in the face, with a shotgun in the b of one of the officers. .Spellen ig j alive, but his recovery is doubtfu . xhe j murder of Raber was entirely uopro voked, and it is thought Spellen mented. R?ber, who had bee:; : attention to Spellen's daughter at the house las", night. V. by the side of Spellen the lattei down his shotgun and deli murdered R?ber, without given slightest motive for the deed. The Poi,<-. Rome, Dec. 23.?The reci the Vatican tc-day was largely al ed by Catholic church dignitei plying to tbe Christmas greetii _ Pope deplored the conflict betwi State and Holy See, which minds desire 1 to end. The m ! of Italians, the Pope cor:;; j against it and it was wrong the will of the people, who stood that political uci:y did suffiice to give them pros Therefore they desired tbe dence of the papacy and the re of its rights. Peaceful citizen I not be confounded with the- subversive factions whose aim was to set l. i of Italy and the rights of the | a conflict. It had never bee;; and the State should make j tion. The pope, who was in exci ilent health ard splendid voice. I... - ?? present, including 23 cardinu..-. After? wards, every puist passed thi . . tbe Pope and His Holiness said . words to each of them. Verdict of Guilty. Nob kolk, Va., Doc. 23.?"We, jury, find the prisoner, John An l< j alias John Andersen, ct!? 1:i in tbe indictment." This is thi returned by the jury in tbe fam Pecker case, the speei?c cbai the murder of Mate Saundei schooner Olive Pecker by tho i the case stands Anderson will hang. He received tbe verci apparent indifference. Hi made a motion for a new tri i this is not granted will carry the up to the Supreme Court if the i sary funds can be obtained. Tl tion for a new trial will be argm ; afternoon. Snow Storm and Bli/./:ie ). Watertown. N. Y., Dee. 23.-0 of the worst blizzards that !.?- 1 this section in a number of years last evening and continued all Two feet of snow now covers tbe . and is still coming. The snow, has caused little delay to raiircu; In lie. Dunkirk, N. V., Dec. _ heavy blizzard which struck here terday is raging with increased this morning and there is now ten . cbes of snow on the level. Trains all roads are being delayed more i i les3._ Claims Infringement of Riehls. New York, Dec. 23.?George SI ice Curtice, of this city, who clfl be tho proprietor of fourteen des g religious pictures known to R i Catholics as "The Stations of th< Ci has brought suit against the 11 > Society of St. Paul The Apostle, claims that tbe Paulist missionari's ? selling copies of bis pictures, and infringing his rights. Curtice ask they be perpetually enjoined fi fringement upon his copy rig] ts, Von can't euro consumption but y avoid it and cure every other form ol tli or lung trouble by the uso of (? ? ' Cough Cure. Charles G. Lennon. TELEGRAPHIC BRET11 It is asserted that on Sunday or Monday morning Chadwick M; shall and John McDonald, the a murderers of Orville Hay den, a nent citizen cfFarmicgton, Wa-I ,v taken from the jail |atCalfax by and hanged to trees near tho The facts have just been made | The r-OSsiMlrty that Loiter and Am I pool their interests to corner May ?? stirring traders on "disuse. J ? '"George French, op-rating for th crowd, ha. piled up a line of at Ira-i 000 bushels of May wh at accordii ports from the floor." Camuo! Sloan, president of the Dil ?? Lackawar a aud we torn Railroad, w ? ? presented in New York with :i S1G.00 i en service by tbe officials and em loy< i c mpsny in eonaidi rati? n of his 80th day, which fa'is en Christ mas Vif-NETAES AND CO ? New Yokk, Doc 23.?There was litr'e rcovemuut at tho opening of t ru:< re et and the narrow changes wer equally distributed beiwen gain Trading w?s cor lined largely to tbe sr* lie? and was dull. Baltinio e ar.d I a point to 15 on large transa I improvement was short lived. Tho list also tended upward. Alexandria Market, lice '2 '-. The grain market continues firm out change in quotations The n Poultry h:'.vo iLcreased and t?- ay : a bounti ul supply which sold :it rju Chicago, Dec 23.?Wheat rtarh I tin d;y, May opening at 93%i931fc ag*i terday s closing price of 9^"^.!;i-vi moderate demand from sh^r:-: th sonn hesitatation after tho opening gelling for a moment at 93^93% camo strong again at on e and a v 93%a93~d; prices eased oil som . M ; ing to 93"% ; Decembor wa3 a little, t.ve and weak- r; opening >foc highe declining to 97% but recovering to 99 waq almost a? a standstill: May 0] i changed at 29%*29k2. tats were equal': dull as corn-May opened a shade 22^ and held at abaut that (Jgor Port, op?: e-i 5<: loWtT at .f-S -7*.. to $8 90 and reacted to $8 97 V M opened a shade lower at $1 70a 1 . - . vauccI to 75 and reacted lo J May Bibs opened 2'yc lower at v I 55 at *i 52^'and advanced to^t?T'... Baltimore, Md., Dec. 23.?Flour und ULchanged. Wueat lixm ; =pot a:. I 07^4 98; January 98^fe?98%; steamer 2 rsd 92%a93; southt-ru wheat 33a9S:,4; do on grade 93^,:?- ; steady; spot and month 33^33% new or old. 33^a33% ; Jan 33*3 - . I'.lK&Xi-'^; steamer mixed 3 ? . toutbern white and yellow corn 29a3J iteady; No 2 white 29a29'._>; No - 27a27^>. Byesteaiy; No 2 nearby No 2 Western 53*&l53\. Kay.stead) ;imothy $13 00 asked. Sugar?gwe ; j55 33.