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Don't not use The Herald columns. Get Results It Is a Winner VOL. XLV. NO. 52 THE CRISIS GROWS SERIOUS A Revolution Threatened if the Sultan Yields ANTI • ENGLISH INFLUENCE Daily Increases in Strength at the Vildlz Kiosk The Sublime Perte Advises the American Legetlan That Due measures Are Taken te Preserve Order Associated Press Soeclal Wire NEW YORK, Dec. I—A Herald dis patch from Vienna ssys: Tbe orlsis is •gain getting | serious. The old Turkey party threatens to oring about a revolu tion if the sultan gives way. Russian and anti-English Influences at tbe Vildiz kioss are increasing. The sultan has given tbe title of pasha to Hsssan Usnii, a well known Anglo pbobe writer and has also accorded deco rations to a number of Russian nobilities. Tbe antagonism between tbe grand viz ier and Sir Philip Cnrrie Is incressing, while Germany is profiting by her good relations with the powers to play the part of the "honest broker." Anxiety and Indecision CONSTANTINOPLE, via Bona, Bulga ria, Nov. 80.—Copyrighted, 1895, by the Associated Press.—tt has not yet oecn conclusively developed here what is to be tbe effect from the disordered state of the empire from the relinquishment, temporarily at least, of tbe purpose of tbe powers to introduce additional guard ships Into tbe Dardanelles for tbe protec tion of foreigners In tbe domains of tbe Sultan. The ordering back to Salonica bay ot tbe British gunboat Dryad, which had been ordered up tbe Dardanelles at the reiiuset of tbe British ambassador, Sir Phillip Currle, in anticipuiton of the promise granting firmans by the sultan for warshps to pass through, is officially explained on the ground tbat the pro posed action would do more harm than good by inflaming tbe fanataoism of tbc Turks against foreigners on account of supposed affront to the sultan of what would. In effect, have amounted to a navel demonstration against Constanti nople. The effect of the abandonent of itss purpose by Great Brituin of tne ■Itnation in Turkey is awaited with anxiety and great interest. The qnestion ot guardships seems at a standstill from the present though tbe tbreat of Sir Phillip Currie to renew his purpose un less foreigners shculd be exempt from outrage is still open. |£Cndoubtedly one effect of tbe ordering nack of tbe Dryad to Salonica is tbat the btlief in the often-alleged concert of the pnwera In their attitude towards Turkey Ik waning. Tbe eullan is known to have been skeptical as to this concert for some time past, and it is said his contiued op position to Great Britain's demands rests upon a belief tbat no such concert existed, or tbat it could not endure for any length offline. This belief cannot but have been in part affirmed by Great Britain's wlndrawal of her demand, after it had been so strenuously pressed to tbe veree of a crisis, Wbetner Great Britain is influenced by the alleged danger to foreigners from fanalio Turns which would ensue upon the (reposed demonstration, or whether she had learned to doubt the approval of ber action which might be accorded by the othor powers, is therefore a question wbieh is discussed on both sides. United States Minister Terrill has re ceived from Aintab, on tbe southern slope of Mount Taurus, a dispaUih which states that th% American missionaries thers are safe and were unharmed in the recent massacres and have not required the tervices of special guards. Reports of a fanatical outbreak in Ca cera have erected anxiety as to tbe safety of tbe American mission there, and Mr. Terrell bes wired an inquiry, to which an answer is still awaited. The non-arrival of private letters from kharnutand Sivas also has a disquiet ing effect. The Defiant Turk; LONDON, Deo. 1. —An Odessa dispatch to the Daily News says: Msny British captains are complaining of tbe provoca tive attitude of the Turks in vbe Darda nell"S. Captain Noble of tbe steamship Loch Rannoch says a few days ago he arrived at Channkin in tbe Dardanelles, four minutes afer sundown. He observed that the shore on either side was lined with troops under canvas, field cannon, only partially asked, were placed at close stages along the embankment. "Two blank shots, one from each shore," he sayi", "were fired at tbe Lonh Rannocb." Tninikng ttiat tnis was done in the course of military maneuvers, C'aptnin Noble paid no attention, when three shells were bred, one of them coming witbin a yard of Captain Noble's head. He reversed tbe engines with tbe siren. He was so astonished that he thought war had Deen declared between England and Turkey, as usually a time margin is allowed st sunoowu. The head of tbc Dardanelles is covered with torpedoes to tbe great anxiety of merchantmen. One exploded recently and noaily wrecked a French vessel. The Constantinople correspondent of tho Times cays with reference to the ru mors that tne sultan is insane that he gleans from diplomats who have most re cently seen him tbat tne sultan brings to all government business a mind highly giftea with reasoning power; that be is entirely satisfied with his own mode of ruling and is cnuvincerl that, although it is not ideally perfect, it is the best adapted to tbe condition of bis empire. "Viewing inattors from his own stand point," this correspondent says, "his reason is lucid, consistent and cogent." The daily News has a dlspatcb from Constantinople which says: "All the Armenians employed at tbe palace are bei'ig dismissed on vsrious pretexts. "The American missionaries at Kharpt, Bilis and Marash are practically pris oners. They are protected by the troops but are afraid to venture upon the streets. "The surviving Christians of tho vil lages near Mo«h, Kbarput and Arabkir are being ottered tne ohoice between lalamistn and tne sword. "The purte bas documents purporting tobe written by Armenians at Kharput accusing tho American missionaries of imbuing youthful Armenians with revo lutionary ideas." A dispatch from Constantinople to tbo Chronicle says: Dyavid, the son of Halil Rifaat, grand vizier, has been exiled to Syria on the sutlan discovering that be had demanded a bribe of £3000 sterling as the price of bis father's favorable report on the loan negotiations with tbe tobacco ring. The sultan is furious a d will probably dis miss Halil Rifaat." Legation Advices WASHINGTON, Dsc. 1.-The Turkish legation received from the sublime porte tbe following telegram under data of to- day: Tbe Armenian rioters ot Zeilo at Si vas, having closed tbeir shops and fined on the Mussulmans, killing one of tbem, an affray occurred, during which four Mussulmans, two soldiers and five Ar menians were killed. Tbe necessary meas ures were taken lo tbo restoration of or der. The Armenian revolutionists attacked the district of Enderin, burned tbe pal ace of the goveror and plundered the neighboring Mussulman villages. Troops were sent out for tbe repression of these disorders, THE THEOSOPHISTS Regard Praying for Ingersoll as Practicing Black riaglc NEW YORK, Dec. 1.-Claude Falls Wright, secretary to tbo late Mine. Bla vatskv, delivered a lecture on "Occult Phenomena" at Cbickerlng hall today. The lecture was under the auspices of tbe Saryan Theosopbic society. During tbe course of his lecture Mr. Wright created a sensation by referring to the prayers of a largo body of Christian Endeavorsrs in Cleveland, 0., for the conversion of Col onel Ingersoll. "Tnev are doing great wrong," said he "and practicing soicery or black magic. You have no right to attempt to change a man's life because you think it wrong and because it differs from your own. If Ingersoll wants to have a certain religion why shouldn't he? The Christian Enaeavorers are not doing tbe fair thins. I don't think they will have much success. They ore not competent to have great influence, as their minds are not right. Ingersoll is a good man ami this effort is only a dis play of egotism." RICH ORE AT WEST CREEK Miners and Townsite Boomers ' Come Out in Force Even the Splendid Record Mede at Cripple Creek Is Promised to Be Excelled Exchange Matters (DENVER, Dec. I.—The splendid career of Cripple Creek may be repeated and possibly eolipsed by West Creek, winch is within fifty miles of Denver and almost in sight of the dome of the cupitol. The greatest activity prevails among tbe miners and prospectors and townsite booraors. a 'There are no* several hundred assess ments worked and the surveying of claims Las just begun. There will prob ably he several thousand claims surveyed and recorded before spring. Tbe miners claim tho mineral is richer tban tbat at Cripple Creek on the sur face It is lodged in cleany detinea veins and can he easily traced. While tbe entire country is covered with a thick erowth of magnificent timber, the drift is shal low and does net operate us a barrier to tbe discovery of leads as in many other camps. The accessibility of the camp is certain to make of it a tavorite. It is located twenty-one miles suutb of Platte station on the Denver, Leadville and Gunnison railway, and eigbteen miles north of Woodland park, on the Colorado Midland railroad. Two stugo lines are kept busy between Woodland park and West Creek and one between Platte sta tion and tbo camp. Two towns, Tyler and Pemberton, bave already been estab lished and there are nearly one thousand people in the camp. L. V. DePorrest of the New York Con solidated exchange, who has come to Colorado to investigate the methods ot the mining exchanges, says that no stocks will be listed in New 1 ork that arc not registered and that the fullest guar antees of tbe stability of all stocks tbat sre listed will be require. l . STEAMER MOVEMENTS Overhauling the American Line Vessels Smallpox from Naples ■NEW YOBK, Deo. 1.-The American line steamer Paris, which has been un deigoing extensive repairs at Cramps' shipyards, and which was thoroughly cleaned and painted at Newport News, arrived in port tbis afternoon. She will take tbe New York'e auiling schedule, and the latter will go to the i'ramps' yard and undergo the samo overhauling. The Anchor line steamer which arrived tbis morning from Mediterranean ports witb 800 steecrage passengers embarked at Naples, has one case of smallpox on boara—a woman. The steamer was de tained at quarantine ana the patient transferred to the receiving hospital. The French liner let Normandic. which arrived here today, had among her pass engers Baron de Bats and his friend. Baron de Many, who are going to tbe Rocky Mountain country on pleasure «nd business of which they declined to speak.. SENATOR HILL 00ES HOME Too Hoarse to Speak and Nobody Cams to Hear Him MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 1.-Sena tor David B. Hill's lecture tour in the northwest has proven a failure, and came to an abrupt end today, when tbc sena tor closed bis business arrangements with his manager, cancelled all future engage ments and returned to New York. The reason assigned for tbis action is tbat he contracted a severe cold while in Daluth, making him so hoarse that further pub lic speaking at present is out of the question. The fact is, however that tho audiences which gathered to listen to him at Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul nun Duluth were so meagre that the financial returns were insufficient to pay expenses, and Senator Hill refused to talk for nothing. Hu lectured last night at Duluth and came to Minneapolis tbis morning, lie wus booked for ten lectures altogether. Indignant Citizens Resolve LINCOLN, Neb. Dec. I.—The citizens of Waverly are in a state of indignation over the recent elopement cf Dr. A. Mc- Candless and Druggist E. P. Yining. witb two young ionics of Waverly, Misses Alice Miller and Nancy Ward. Last even ing tbe citizens bired a ball for the pur pose of expressing tbeir disapproavl ot the conduct ot tbe two men. Two com imttees, one of women, and one of men, were appointed and drafted resolutions expressing their indignation. Miners' Peculations .CRIPPLE CREEK. Col., Dec. I.—Peter Lind, a miner employed on tbe night ■ lift In the Doctor mine, was arrested as be came from work, and in his pockets were found nine pounds of ore, wortb at least $10 a pound. A search of bis aabin revealed 100 pounds of o/e, the value of which will run into the thousands of dol lars. The owners of tbe Doctor mine be lieve they have lost as much us $£i,OOO through stealing in tbe past few weeks. Other arreuts are likely to be made. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING* DECEMBER 2, 1895.—EIGHT PAGES. COMPTROLLER OF CURRENCY Makes Annual Report Regard ing Financial Matters AMENDMENTS RECOMMENDED To Laws Governing Management of National Banks Increase of Currency Favored by Retirement of tbe Legal Tenders and Issu ance of Benk Notes Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, Deo. I.—The report of Jmucs 11. Kckels, comptroller of the carrency, to be submitted to congress tomorrow, give? information in detail in regard to tbc organization, supervision and liquidation of the national banks for the year ended October 81, 1895, and sim ilar information at far as obtainable rel ative to banks, banking companies and savings banks organized and doing busi ness under the laws ot the several states and territories. In addition to the foregoing the ieport shows briefly the various systems of banking in operation in foreign coun tries and in the states and tern tores com prising the Union, as affording informa tion as to tbe different methods employed to facilitate commercial exchange* and ■ustantlal bank note circulation. The total number of national banks or ganized since the date tbe lirst certificate of authority was issued Jan. "JO, I 1*:), to tbe close of the repor year has been 6028, making.a yearly average of 152. Of the number organized there were in active operation on October 1 last 3715, with an authorized capital stock of <GU4,136,015. The total amount of their circulation outstanding was $213,887,030, of whiob amount $190,180,961 waa secured hy United States bonds and $23,706,UU9 by lawful money deposited with tne treasurer of tbe United States. During the tepjrt year 43 banks were organized, being less tban 30 per oent of the yearly average, with an aggregate capital stock of $4,890,000. Of those new banks 28, with a capital stock of $2,530, --000, are in tbe northern and northwest ern section of tbe country, and 15, with a capital stock aggregating $2,300,000, id the south and southwest.. There was a net increase during tbe year of $10,779,597 In the amount of cir culation secured by bonds and a gross increase of $0,332,510 in the total circula tion. On September 28, 1895, the date of the last reportrof tbo condition of 3717 banks then reporting, their total resources were $3,423,029,343.65, of whioh «i,068,408, --402.27 represented their loane and dis counts and $356,577,580.61 money of all kinda in bank. Ot their liabilities $1,701,653,521.28 rep resented individual deposits, $336,888, --350.86 surplus and net undivided profits and $182,481,610.50 outstanding circula tion secured by bonds. Of tbe 3715 banks in active operation 2901. with a capital stock of $536,725,832, are in the north and northwestern half of tbe country, and 814, with a capital stock of $126,848,950 in tbe south and sontbweat. There are 2611 national banks located east of the Mississippi river, with a capital stock of $527,612,792, and 1104 west of tbe Missisippi, with a capital stock of $135,961,990. The corporate existence of 71 national banks in sixteen states, with a capital stock ol $10,Ub2,000, and a toatl circula tion of 18/228,275, bas been extended dur ing the year. Tbe number of banks leaving tbe sys tem by reason of the expiration of tbelr corporats existence was four, having a capital stock of $300,000 and a circulation of 1123.700. Of these two were located in New York, and one each in Maine and Pennsylvania. During the-year ending October 31, 1890. tbe corporate existence ot twenty eight hanks, with a capital stock aggregat ing $3,4ii3,500 and a circulation of $1,310, --400, will expire. In the succeeding ten years from ISHti to 1905 the corporate ex istence of BH9 banks, having a capital stock of $129,0ut,9M and a circulation ot 184,011,987, will expire. The number of banks leaving tbe system during tbe year through vol untary liquidation was rilty-one, having a capital stock of $6,093,100 and a circu lation of $1,152.01)0. Receiver.-, for thirty-six banks have been nppinoetil during the year. The ag gregate capital stock of these banks was $, r >.235,020 and their circulation $1,003,402. Of these hanks two, with a capital stock of $450,000, were reported last yeur as op ing in voluntary liquidation and nine, with a capital stock v! $2,750,000, were of tbe number of bunks which closed tbeir doors in 1803 and subsequently resumed .business, but torougb continued busi ness depression nnd the slow character of their assets, were unable to meet tbeir obligations, and were tbus compelled to go into insolvency. In reference to receiverships, tbe comp troller says: '•In the majority of instances no bank clones its doors while it is possessed of quickly convertible paper, aud therefore comes into the possession of tbe comp troller only that which is slow, doubtful, bad or absoutely worthless. It thus fol lows that with little or no cash received, but debts which are slow of payment and much involved in or necessiuitng litiga tion, the closing of trusts is prolonged and the expense attendant thereon in creased. Tho records of the office, how eevr, show tnat sucb expense, as com pared with any other class of receiver ships, is greatly less and the result at tained far moic substantial ' During tbe year 101 dividends were pad, amounting to $3,380,552. The following amendments to tbe law are recommended: First—Tbat the comptroller, witb tbe approval of tbe secretary of the treasury, bo empowered in all proper cases to re move officers and directors ot national banks for violations of law and misman agement, first according them a bearing on charges preferred. Second—Tbat tbe loans of any bank to its executive officers and employees be restricted and made only upon the ap proval o! tbe board of directors, a separ ate record thereof being kept. Third—That the assistant cashier, in the absence of tbe cashier, ho authorized to sign tbe circulating notes of the bunk and reports of condition. Fourth—That some class of public officers be empowered to administer tbe general oatbs tequired by tbe national bank act. Fifth—That bank examiners be requir ed to take an oata of office and execute >. bond before entering the discbarge of tbeir duties. Sixth—Tbat upon • day in each year to be designated by the comptroller tbe directors of national banks shall be re quired to make an examination of the affairs of the banks and submit to tbe comptroller a report thereon upon the blanks to be furnished for such purpose. Seventh—That tbe comptroller be au thored to issue to national bun king asso ciations circulating notes to tbe par val ue of tbe bonds deposited by tbem with the treasurer of the United States to se cure such notes. Eighth—Tbat the semi-annul tax levied nn acconnt of tne circulating notes of national banks be reduced so us to equal but one-fourth of 1 per cent per annum. Witb the exception of the sixth amend ment suggested, the comptroller says all these recommendations have heretofore been made to congress. The sixth amendment is deem" I advis able tbat the oirectors of the national banks may oe compelled to know from an examination required at their hands of the condition of tbe bank in whose man agement they may participate and for wbieh they should' bear a full share of responsibility. Such a law," in the opinion of tbe comptroller, "would lead to bettor nank in* methods, less carelessness in extend ing loans and make less liable the long continuance of dishonesty which might be undertaken by any exeoutive officer or employee of banks, and it would also enable the comptroller, in case of the failure of a bauk, to flx the responsibility more clearly for ncgligenoe of duty on tho part of tbe directors." In making suggestions relative to tbe inoreass of note issues, tbe oumplroller used the following language: "The issuing of circulating notes to the par value of bonds deposited to se cure the same and the reducing of tbo per cent of semi-annual tax levied upon sucb notes has been urged by all tbe sec retaries of tbe treasnry wbo have touched upon tbe subject at all and by every comptroller from the time of and includ ing Comptroller Knox. The provision of the law prohibiting tbe former and the provision of the law governing tne amount of tbe latter, however, are still unchanged upon tbe statute books. "At a time when the desire is so fre quently expressed that there be a larger issne of bank notes and complaint is made that national banks are Indifferent to tne note issuing functions vested in tbem, it may be well considered by con gress whether it would not be wise to do that which will make it of suffceent inter est to the national banks to pay greater attention to note issues. The profit of banking in the United States is now largely in tbe deposit feature of it, and tbus it is of greater concern under exist ing circumstances to the banks to se cure deposits tban it is to issue notes up on a return so small as to scarcely justi fy the expense and trouble entailed thereby. "Banks are not elemosynary institu tions, and therefore engage only in tbat whico promises a margin of profit. Wnile, on tbe one hand, entitled to no more fa vors than are granted to otber corporations or enterprises, carried on by associated individuals, on the other they sbould not be denied any privileges they msy justly claim, and lor tbe denial of which no pos sible excuse can be given. It is unques tionably true that national banks would largely increase their note circulation if the embarrassment arising from tbe need less locking ud of a large part of tbeir capital, available for other purposes, and tbe lessened profit through excessive tax ation now imposed, did nut confront them. Ther oertainly would do so il the fegal tender issues of the government were paid end cancelled and tbe cbannel now clogged by tbem freed from bank note circulation. '•The experience of tbis and other countries conclusively demonstrates that tbe best and most rational note issues are those put forth by banks, It likewise demonstrates that issues made oircot by governments are always expensive and under every cicumstance a source of dan ger to snob governments and n loss to tbeir neoplc's business Interests. No clearer proof of this could be had than that furnished by the difficulties which we have witnessed on the part o' this fovernment in its efforts to maintain tbe ull credit of its practically limitless amount of demand obligations. "Tbe advantage accruing to the govern ment by the substitution ot a bank note fo' a treasury note currency would be im measurably great. The need of main taining a gold reserve to meet tbe recur ring demand obigations, now never re tired, would, within a reasonable time, be obviated, and delivered from this vei atious and expensive difficulty, the treas ury department could return to its legit imate function of collecting the revenues of the government needful to meet gov ernmental expenses and disbursing the same. | "With tbe relief gained to it through the removal of this burden, would come a greater one to tbe business interests of the individual citizen, whose every oper ation would no longer be baria«sed by tho uncertainty springing from a fear that either in the present or tne future the currency obligations, now forced by tbis govenraent tbougb tbe provisions of an inflexible law into the avenues of trade and commerce, may be discredited and dishonored. Tbe relegating of note issues entirely to the banks wuold give a better guarantee of meetng the varying wants of trade, wbieh is impossible witb a legal mandate decreeing an amount of treasury issues ot no greater and no less volume at one season of the year than another, whether or no thtro be a corre sponding increase or lessening of tbc demand for currency to transact tbe bus iness in hand." tt is suggested, in connection witb tbe above, that us a necessary element to secure th 3 proper elasticity of issue in our bank note currency, section It of the act ot July 12, 1882, regulating tbe retire ment and issuing of ciiculation to banks within a fixed period of time, sbould be repealed, and also tbat such amendments sbould be made lo tbe laws as will ncces sitate tbe banks keeping in the office of the comptroller of the currency a suffi cient amount of bank notes aa will enable them to sooure circulation at once, in stead of alter a perioJ of delay, frequently of sufficient duration as to mane the issae unavailable to relieve tho pressure exist ing at tbe time of ordering the same. Killed by en Electric Cer SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1.-Dudley Columbus Stone' a teacher in the San Francisco Normal sbool, was killed today in Oakland. Mr. Stone was run into by a car on the Highland Tark and Fruit vale electric road. Mr. Stone was 69 years of age and was one of the pioneer school tuacbeiy of tbis state. Many years ago he conducted a female seminary in this city near the site of tbe old McClure academy. Later he served three firm J as deputy superintendent of public in struction in San Francisco. He at one time lived in Murysville and was bere known as tbe pioneer in educational matters in Yuba county. Couldn't Carry the Hole OAKLAND, Dec. I.—The morning col lection Df the t irst Presbyterian church was stolen this morning while the com munion service was in progress andwhile there were over 1000 people iv tho build ing. The thief secured about $150 and left nothing behind bim but a hole in tbe church floor and a home-made rope ladder. Tbe church will now buy a safe. LIBERATORS OF AMERICA Reproduced in Bronze by Sculp tor Bartholdi PULITZER'S GIFT TO PARIS Unveiled in the Presence of Many Notable Persons Eloquent Speakers Recalled the Deeds and Events that Link the Names of Washington and Lafayette Associated Press aoeclal Wire. | PARIS, Dec. I,—Biigbt weatber shone upjn the ceremony today of unvailing tbe group of statuary of Washington and LaFayette, modeled by the well-known soulptor, Frederick Augusta Bartholdi and presented to the city of Paris |oy Josepb Pulitzer, editor of tbe New York World. A notable assemblage witnessed the unveiling, among the company pre sent being Mr. Henry Vignaud, first sec retary of tbe United States embassy; Ma jor Sanford C. Kellogg, military attaehc, and Lieutenant K. P. Kodgers.- nuavl at tache of the embassy; Hon. William T. Qnimby, United Btatas minister to tbe Netherlands; Samuel F. Morse, United States consul-general in Paris General Anson O. McCook of New York; M. Bar tholdi, tne soulptor, tbe prefect of tbe Seine, M. designer of the pedestal; a~number of |French officials, and many ladies. The site of tbe bronze group is at the west end of tbe Plaoe dcs Etats Unis in tbe most fasbinable quar ter ot Paris. Mr. Ballard Smith, London correspond ent of tbe New York World, first made a abort speech, presenting tbe group and was frequeniyl applauded. He said : "I am here today as the representative of Joseph Pulitzer, who honors himself and bis country in presenting this statue of Washington and LaFayette, kindred names in tb deepest affections of the two peoples, of tbis boautitul and historical obief oity of our sister republic If be could bay* been bere, Mr. Pulitzer would doubtless say more than I coulu of the patriotic and affectionate motives which inspired bis gift. We can, per haps, sufficiently interpret Mr. Pulit zers' cardinal roctive by judging the in scription that he himself has prepared for the statue, which is meant to be, as he has written it, and speaking as he un doubtedly roav.for all our feliow-citizens: 'Hommage a la France en recunnaisance de son generoux concours dans la rlutta di peuple dcs Etats Unis pour la libere et I'indepcndonce.' "Homage to France in gratitutefor her generous co-operation in tbe struggle of tbe people of the United States for liberty and independence." Mr. Smith then alluded to the fact tbat it was Mr. Pulitzer's good fortune us editor and proprietor of the New York Word to inaugurate the popular subscrip tion wnich gave a worthy pedestal to M. Bartholdi s statue of Liberty Enlighten ing tbe World in New York harbor, and In conclusion, in Mr. Pulitzer's name, ho presented the group to the city of Paris. The military band that was present then played tbe Marseillaise. M. ftom pard, vice-president of tue Paris munici pal council, in accepting tbe gift for the city, briefly reviewed tbe history of the two men thus represented in bronze and said tbat the union of flags under which Washington and Lafayette stood hand in band, represented really the union of the people of the two republics. He hoped tbe echoes of today's cheers wonld trav erso the ocean and unite even more close ly the two nations. He thanked Mr. Pnllitzer warmly and also M. Bartholdi for the manner in which he carried out his concepton. The band played the American nntbem. Mr. Henry Vignaud, secretary of the United States embassy,briefly offered the excuses of United States Amassudor Eustis for his unavoidable absence on account of illners. Mr. Bainuel Morse, Uuited States con sul general, then foloiwed in an eluquert sneech. He briefly touched upon tli events that linked the lives of Washing ton and Lafuyette and which had en shrined them in the beans of American, till the two names were alike household words in evety village. "Evan the children,' Mr. Morse con tinued, "can tell bow Lafayotte brought light and hope and help to the struggling colonists. Republics are sometimes un grateful, but not always." Tbe speaker CAN Hti FLAY SAiISON ? dwelt upon Lafayette's long and finally triumphant battle for liheity in France. He continued that it was a happy thought of a patriotic citizen of New York to offer to Paris this beautiful mora! and it was especially aDprorpiato that tbe work shotil I be confided to Bartholdi ami such a lilting sight as the Place dcs Etat Unis hud been found for it. Mr. Morse concluded: "On behalf of Mr. Pulitzer and of the American people, 1 tbnak Paris for her gracious welcome to tbe offring. whose purpose is to testify in a lasting form to tbe homage in which Americans hold Lafayette and to illus trate again tne gratefnl affection witb which we regard tbe people of our sister republic." AN OPEN SWITCH Causes tbe Death of Two Men and Heavy Property Loss SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 1.-Passenger train No. 8 on tbe Delaware, Lackawana & Western railroad, which lett Syracjse at 10:10 tonight, ran into an open switch at Preble and telescoped turee freight csrs. The engine of the passenger train was completely wrecked and the baggage and mail cars and two coaches caught tire from tbe blaze under tbe wrecked boiler and were consumed. Tbe engineer was instantly killed and tbe fireman was taken from tbe debris by tbe passengers in a dying condition. The sleeping car was the only one saved. Nobody else was hurt. Tbe baggage and mail were most ly saved. The station at Preble caught fire from tbe wreck and burned. The wrecking train has gone to tbe scene. Tbe names of tbe killed cannot belearned at this bour. NO THIRD TERM IS WANTED Tbe President's Most Intimate Friend Makes Positive Statement Mr. Cleveland Couldn't Be Hired to Run Again, and Will Take a World. Circling Trip ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. I.—ln conver sation with a couple of friends at the Ryan hotel today the closest friend that President Cleveland has, aside from bis political associates, perhaps tbe closest personal friend outside of his family. Joseph Jefferson, the veteran actor, said that' President Cleveland was finishing bis last tern in the White House and after March 4, 1807, would become an ex president and would remain so. "I suppose the'president enjoys getting out on the water where be is quite cer tain that he cannot be got at by politi cians," suggested one of the gentlemen. "So glad," said the old actor, "that he will never be bothered with them again after his present to.-m expires. Mr. Cleve land will never accept another nomina tion, and would not havo become a can didate in 189:1 but for Mrs. Cleveland. She desirea it so earnestly tbat ho went into it himself with the idea of winning. But nothing cm change bis determination not to run again." In tbe general talk it transpired that during tbe past summer an arrangement was made that will be carried out when the president retires. He will make a trip around tbe world, and tbe com panion on tbis journey will be Mr. E. C. Benedict. Hobos at San Diego SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1.-T. H. Nichols, living on Third and A streets, was held up this morning at 3 clock in the full glare of the electric lights. One man tininnod bis arms ami another struck him in tho face stunnim* him. They robbed him of $11 and ran off. Nichols recovered in time to see them down tbo street and cave chase without success. . Six arrests of hobos were made today and two others for patit larceny. The police commiosioneis will engage extra oflicers and the chain gang will be operated. Hobos came in today in large numbers from tbe north and the police force is overworked. Jimmy Barry's Knockout CHICAGO, Dec. I.—Tbe injury of Jim my Barry's hand, received in tbe Igh against "Kid Maduen" at Now York a few weeks ago, is of so serious nature that the littlo champion will probably not bo able t? ever go into the ring again. The Boat Upset UNIONTOWN, Pa., Dec. I.—Five per sons were drowned in the Monongafcpla river below Brownjille last night by tbo upsetting of a boat. They were Joseph Pickup, Mrs. Ethel Stevens, Joseph Mc intosh, Mrs. M. Mcintosh and Jacob Eskin. If you have any wants for you can get it supplied in lICIO The Herald *^ Cheap ure w,nner CONGRESS WILL MEET TODAY But no Legislative Action Is Promised THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Will Be Submitted to the Statesmen on Tuesday The Week Likely to Be Enlivened by a Triangular Contest for Senate Offlcera Hopeful SllverlUa Associated rresi Special Wire. WASHINGTON,Dec 1.-The first week of the fifty-fourth congress, which oon venes at. nuon tomorrow, promises noth ing at either ou tof the capitol in the way of legislation. Tho time before tne Christmas holidays is usually devoted to preliminary matters and tbe work of the session does not begin until alter ihe re cess. Tbe new congress will probably not be an exception to tbe rule. The senate proceedings may be enlivened by an attempt at reorganization, but in tbe house nothing can be done until the committees Bio appointed. Speaker elect Reed says the committees will be announced this week, with, perhaps,a single exceptinn—ths cemmittee on rules. Tbis cou-mittee formulates the rules whi"h are to govern the house dur ing its session and it is cestomary for the speaker to name it during the first week in order that it can immediately begin its laoor. While it is believed that the rules of tbe fifty-first congress, over which Mr.liecd presided, will be adopted for tue guidance of the present bouse, it is understood a few changes will bs made as a result of experience, designed to still further improve the house ma chinery and the facilitation of public bus mess. Tomorrow Mr. Kerr, clerk of the last house, will call the bouse to order. After tbe roll call tbe election of o'Ticers nomi nated by the Republican caucus Satut day night will occur, and as soon as Mr. Reed is formally installed as speaker tne drawing of seats, which ie known as the congressional "raffle," will follow, 'this is a somewhat tedious but amusing affair, and will occupy the remainder of the afternoon. Th» reading ot tbe presi dent's message will consume Tuesday, and at its conclusion the house will probably adjourn until Thursday, and on convening Thursday adjourn Immediately until Monday. These adjournments will continue probably until the committees are announced. This is the program,but the unexpected might occur, as it so oft en does, in the house, if som» aspiring man should introduce a sensational reso lution and ask for its immediate consid eration. It is not probable that tbe first week of congress will witness much serious effort at legislative work in the senate, if anything should bo accomplished be yond the receipt of the president's mes. sage and of tbe nominations and the in troduction ot bills tbe session will be an exception in the history of tbe'senate. In view of tbe fact that the message will not be received until Tuesday, tbe proceedings of Monday will consist of the swearing in of the newly elected members who may be present and tbe appointment of a committee to wait upon tbe presi dent. The session will probably not con tinue beyond 1 oclock, when the Repuoll cans will meet in caucus. The message will be read on Tuesday and tne brief sessions of Wednesday and Thursday will be devoted largeiy to tbe introduc tion of bills, of which there will be sev eral hundred. Following precedents, the senate will adjourn on Thursday until tho following Monday. One or two brief executive sessions fur tbe reference of nominations are also among the possi bilities for the week. If tbe Republicans decide npon an effort to reorganize, as is now generally conceded, tbe Democrats will follow with WHERE YOU M\Y (30 TODAY ORPHEUM-At 8 p. m. ; vaudeville. BURBANK —At 3p. m.; The Jilt. LOS ANGELES THEATER—At Bp. SB.; Huvcrly's Minstrels. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE NEWS V TELEGRAPH.—Congress will meet at noon today—Comptroller of the Currency Eckels' reports on currency questions—A rich gold strike at West Creek, Col.—The New York Wool Ex change building ready for the open lng--Bartholdi's statues of Washington and Lafayette unveiled at Paris—Sec retary Herbert's report on tbe conni tion and needs of the navy—The Turkish crisis grows more serious- Eastern bicyclists will winter at Santa Monica; a baseball invasim of the antipodes—A New York preacher on Hawaiian affairs—A very positive statement that Cleveland conld not be hired to accept a third term—Pasa dena ;society meetings; brevities—Sun Bernardino; Railroad matters; notes — Santa Ana; hobos in jail and out— Coltun ; personals—Anabcim ; sugar factory prospects. BOUT THE CITY-It is hotter than ever; the war against the supeirn tendent of parks; matters are reach ing a orucial tost—At S oclock this evening city taxes Will become de linquent— Toilay in the council; some of the business to bo transacted -The street sweeping matter not yet set tled by the board of public works— The city and the annexationists— Mayor Rader is heard from; he will leave New Orleons today for Wash ington—Tbe International Education al Labor association's mee*in| yester day afternoon—College of Obstretics; formal openi ig and dedication o' tho Institution last evening — Mayno'» condition is better; tbe statement is made that his attorneys have proof of t' c alleged conspiracy —He is the dethroned boss, but if Bauer will only talk many politicians will shiver—Dr. Hagarj reported to be at death's door—Was a aead woman robbed; complications over the prop erty of Mrs. Muson-Mrs. Wright says that she docs l ot know Buckley, neither is she in tho hitter's employ — In the world of sporls, events ot in terest locally — Yesterday at the churches.