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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
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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.

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