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Entered at the postofflee at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Build
ing, New Turk; Western Business 509
“The Rookery.” Chicago. S. C. Beckwith.
Sole Agent Foreign Advertising.
Notice to Subscribers—When subscribers
desire to have their papers changed, they
must specify where the paper is now going
and where they wish it changed to. Watch
the label on your paper and see when your
time expires.
The State Herald will appreciate news
from any community. If at a small place
where it has no regular correspondent,
news reports of neighborhood happenings
from any friend will be gratefully received.
All communications, of whatever charac
ter or length, should be written on only one
side of the sheet.
Business Office.2.10
Editorial Rooms.231
All calls after 9 o’clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.
Sir Gilbert King, who died recently in
England, held his baronetcy for seventy
years, having succeeded his father at 13.
Charles Lecocci, the composer of “La
Fille du Madame Angot" and of “Glrofle
Girofla,” has written a new comic opera
called “Cyrano.”
The indications are that practically
nothing can be done by congress in the
way of consideration of actual legislation
until after the holidays.
Englishmen have introduced football
in the Lake Nyassa region. At Kota
kota, a few years ago the greatest slave
depot on the west shore of the lake,
mixed teams of blacks and whites meet
every Saturday. The negroes, however,
refuse to wear shoes, playing in their
bare feet.
The probabilities are tnar mis wees m
the senate will be given up largely to
caucusing by all parties, ami that the
senate daily sessions will be brief, and
there will he lit tie effort at legislation.
The Introduction of bills will be contin
ued, although no work of consequence
can be done until the committees are
filled. _
Said Pasha is as honest and patriotic
as It Is possible for any Turk In official
life to be, and he enjoys the. confidence
and support of the great body of malcon
tents among his countrymen. Thesefacts
give color to the latest reports from
Constantinople that the rebellion against
the present dynasty will take place soon
if at all.
The house programme this week Is a
dreary waste. Until the committees are
appointed the machinery of the house
Is blocked, and nothing can be done save
by unanimous consent. No nttempt will
be made to do anything until Speaker
Reed announces his committees, which
he now expects to have ready at the end
of the week.
Eloyd Eowndes, elected governor of
Maryland, is the fourth member of his
family to be a governor. He was born in
Clarksburg, W. Va., in 1845, and became
a lawyer, but, being wealthy, his career
broadened out in commercial and politi
cal lines. He is now a heavy mine owner,
and is the president of half a dozen min
ing, banking and commercial corpora
There is a disposition on the part of the
English press to find satisfaction in the
fact that Said Pasha sought an asylum
In the British Instead of the Russian
embassy, especially in view of the fact
that his political sympathies In the past
have been pro-Russian and anti-English.
He evidently shares the general impres
sion that the czar is really• friendly to
the sultan in his present trouble.
It. is said that Mr. Terrell, our minister
to Turkey, is the only man who is show
ing any energy or backbone in dealing
with the sultan. It Is a happy fact that,
his vigorous demand for the punishment
of the officer who is responsible for the
failure to protect American missionaries
and property at Marash excites hearty
admiration throughout Europe. It may
be confidently predicted that his demand
Will be complied with.
Paid Pasha's action in seeking an asy
lum at the P.rltish embassy is ail incident
of critical significance. Nothing could
tend more to bring native opposition to
the present regime to a head. It may
even furnish a leader, which has been all
that was lacking to cause an outbreak
of that opposition. There is abundant
evidence that the sultan himself is more
agitated by this move than by any event
since the crisis became acute.
Prince Maud of Wales, just engaged to
Prince Karl of Denmark, and known to
her intimates as “Harry," Is an enthusi
astic bicyclist, shoots, carves pipes out
of wood, stuffs and mounts birds, wears
a monocle, plays the violin, makes Amer
ican pies and gave one to Emperor Wil
liam which did not make him sick, but,
worst of all, is an amateur photographer,
and carries a snapshot machine with her
nearly all the time. Phe is the prettiest
of the lot and her father's favorite.
It appears that while Jefferson may
l>e quoted as discountenancing the idea
of a third term, he also contributed
something to the other side of the ques
tion. In a letter written from Paris on
March IS, I7S9 (when Washington was
president), to Col. David Humphreys, he
said, in speaking of what he called the
"perpetual re-eligibility of the president"
as allowed by the constitution, "I would
wish it to remain uncorrected so long ns
we can avail ourselves of the services
of our great leader.” That is to say. he
was willing that Washington should
continue to be re-elected to the end of his
life. _
There are rumors in Washington that
Mrs. Diinmock, the attractive niece of
Mrs. Harrison, whose presence at the
White House add. d so much to the social
Charm of President Harrison's adminis
tration. will soon be married to the ex
pn sideut. It is declared by an Intimate
friend of the Harrisons, a member of the
family whose distinguished head occu
pies one of tlie most eminent offices un
der the national government, that the en
gagement could bo stated on the best of
authority. Mrs. Dimmoek was extreme
ly popular and was scarcely less esteem
ed and loved than Mrs. Harrison, whose
graciousness and sweetness of manner
made her the friend of all who met her.
Hon. Hilary A. Herbert believes In the
old college curriculum which gave large
space to the study of Greek and Latin,
those dead languages which are still
made to do service In disciplining the
rnfnd of the school boy. In his report
as secretary of the navy he says:
"No Latin or Greek is taught at the
naval academy. The study of these lan
guages experience has shown so educates
one In the niceties of our own language
as to supply in largo part at least the
want of a thorough study of English, but
thus does not seem to be true of the study
of modern languages. A careful consid
eration of the curriculum in use at the
naval academy convinced the depart
ment that the study of our own language
there should be more thorough. By my
direction, therefore, the course In English
has bi er; enlarged. This, of course, could
not be done except at the expense of oth
er studies, but it will probably be admit
1 :d by all that absolute purity of style
in written communlcatfons Is for every
olMcer a matter of prime importance. It
is not enough that a large majority of
graduates should be able to write the
very purest English. No cadet should be
given a. diploma who is deficient in this
It is very well to have our own lan
guage taught thoroughly, but it is not
certain that so much time should be
given to the dead languages. It is a fact
hardly to be denied that, of our college
graduates very few except those who
follow a technical career or who expect
to become teachers retain any knowledge
of Greek or Latin beyond a few years
after graduation. Their knowledge of
the dead vocabularies is of no positive
value, except to enable them readily to
define words of Latin or Greek origin.
The old argument that a vast amount
of wisdom is locked up in the writings
of the ancients is refuted by the fact
that we have translations of the old
writers and can arrive at their wisdom
second hand as readily as we arrive at
the wisdom of the Hebrew prophets
through King James' translation. It ap
pears to Involve a vast amount of un
necessary work to arrive at a result that
can be reached much more easily, and
after we have arrived at the wisdom of
i he ancients have we really learned any
.. .. ..... o,.i.Ll L...IO loonnor) in loco
time through our own writers? Cicero
could tell us no more about Julius Caesar
than we learn from the philosophic his
tory by Louis Napoleon. Aristotle is ig
norant compared to Galileo or Herschel.
Heroditas knew less about interior Africa
than our Bohemian Stanley. Virgil’s
"Aeneid" is not superior to Milton’s
"Paradise Lost.” Socrates was an idiot
compared to Huxley or Tyndall. Pliny
knew less about geology than Prof. Eu
gene Smith of our state university. And
as for the feeble beginnings made by the
philosophers of the school of Athens in
getting at the protoplasm it was child's
play when weighed against the reasoning
and results of Darwin and Spencer.
We do not mean to say that Greek and
Latin should be^isearded. They give
employment to the professors and occupy
the time of the students. They enable
us to understand the technical terms of
science and the names of tooth powders.
Perhaps they give some gymnastic train
ing to the brain just as the riding of the
bicycle gives some training to the legs,
hut beyond that it is difficult to say what
practical value the protracted study of
the dead languages can be to the average
young American who expects to make
his living by hard work.
Clearly the proper course is to give one
year only to the dead languages, enough
to learn the construction and to acquire
an ample vocabulary, and to give the re
maining time not needed for the sciences
to the modern languages with which we
are more immediately’ concerned. Ger
man is very valuable to our young men,
as the German merchants are largely in
terested in commerce all over the world,
especially in the cotton business in our
gulf cities. The French language should
be thoroughly studied, because it is the
language most largely spoken in the best
society all over the world. It is the lan
guage of courts, and is used generally
by consuls and merchants everywhere
outside of the pale of the English influ
«nee. But most important of all to us
of the south Is the Spanish language.
Spanish Is the language of the West In
dies, of Mexico, Central and South Amer
ica. With those countries we are having
a large and growing intercourse and our
trade promises to grow enormously in
that direction. Young men who can
speak Spanish get ready employment
with the British. French and German
merchants, who deal so extensively with
those countries. We learn that there is
now u great uemana ror commercial trav
elers who can speak Spanish even by the
merchants of the United States.
Jn view of the greater intercourse that
would follow the building of the Nicata
gua canal It would seem that it Is of
prime importance that our southern col
leges should give especial attention to the
study of the Spanish language. The con
struction of the language and its vocabu
lary so closely resembles the Latin, of
which it is foster-son, that its study
should follow Immediately after the Lat
in course is concluded. In our opinion it
is a pressing necessity that Spanish
should be taught at our state university,
and we hope that the trustees will so
order at their next meeting.
The flight of Said Pasha, president of
the Turkish council of state, to the shel
ter of the British embassy is a startling
occurrence, and may be followed speed
ily by most important consequences. In
his efforts to elevate the Turkish empire
and to reform Its methods he has several
times fallen under the displeasure of
the sultan. The following is a sketch of
his varied career:
In 1881, while occupying (he office of
grand vizier, he endeavored to obtain
the sultan’s consent to a programme of
reform which would rescue the adminis
tration from the degeneration resulting
from the interference of the corrupt re
tainers of the palace, restore the porte
to Its functions as the exponent of the
internal and foreign policy and regain
the respect of Europe by a consistent
external policy and progressive internal
Improvements. Including the Armenian
rpforms provided for in the treaty of Ber
lin. Said’s protest against the sultan’s
irregular methods, in which he had be
fore piiajifiy acquiesced, was provoked
by the action of the sultan in the Rus
sian indemnity negotiations in conclud
ing arrangements with the Russian min
ister through a palace official without
the participation of the porte In any
way. Said Pasha was subsequently
called into consultation when he of
fended the sultan by protracting the ne
gotiations. At the beginning of May Said
was summarily dismissed from the pre
miership. The sultan felt that he had
been restricted by the Independence of
Judgment and decision of character of
the first minister. He easily persuaded
himself, when Said's firmness in defend
ing the Interests of Turkey brought him
Into collision with the cabinets of Eu
rope, that his vigorous but suphle min
ister wag lacking In the right qualities,
and that he could guide the foreign policy
more ably himself. The succeeding first
minister, Abdurrahman Pasha, was
known as an efficient and honest provin
cial governor in Asia, but without expe
rience in European diplomacy. During
his brief tenure of office the intercourse
was entirely between the embassies and
the palace through the roundabout chan
nels to which Said Pasha had skillfully
accommodated himself without allowing
his functions to be superseded. When,
after a few weeks, Abdurrahman asked
to be relieved, the statesman to whom
the sultan turned insisted upon the cessa
tion of palace interference, and he was
finally constrained to recall Said Pasha,
who was reappointed grand vizk^ in the
second week of July. His first step on
resuming office was to advise co-opera
tion with Europe for the purpose of se
curing the settlement of the Egyptian
difficulties In the hands of Turkey. The
sultan, under the Influence of the palace
party, failed to follow the advice, but
after it was too late endeavored to re
pair Jiis blunder. At the end of Novem
ber a conspiracy to kill or depose Abdul
Hamid was reported to him, and in the
panic which ensued the ministry was
dismissed, and for Beveral days all the
members of it were held under suspicion.
Achmet Vefyk, a former grand vizier,
whom Said Pasha had a few weeks be
fore dismissed from the governorship of
Broussa for disobedience, was appointed
to succeed him as premier. But two days
afterward Said was again recalled, and
the former ministers, including Mahmud
Nedim, minister of the interior, Said’s
enemy, whose intrigues caused his dis
missal both times, was reappointed.
The double-leaded editorial In the New
York Sun of Friday, entitled “The Blue
anil the Gray,” says:
"The movement for a reunion and
parade of the civil war veterans has now
assumed the form that insures success.
It will be seen in New York next year.
Often of late years the veterans of the
Confederate service have been called in
to the gatherings of union veterans: of
ten, too, at the south, those who once
wore the blue, accepting hearty invita
tions, have mingled with those that wore
the gray, and, perhaps, have marched
with them. The encampments of the
Grand Army, the celebrations of Decora
tion Day, and the dedication of battle
parks, like those at Gettysburg and
Chickamauga, or other ceremonies con
nected with the war, have witnessed
such reunions. But now. for the first
time, the union and Confederate survi
vors of the war are to coine together for
the sole purpose of celebrating them
selves, their fraternal union, and the re
turn of brotherhood to every part of out
land. It Is because this is the special
purpose of the projected gathering In the
120th year of the independence of these
states that it has a significance which
will grow from the present time until
the celebration is held, and which will
give It a national Importance as one of
the great events of 1S0G, and indedd of
our day. Fortunate is the country that,
within the limits of a single generation
after the close of a long and bloody civil
war, can thus make a public demonstra
tion to the world of the fact that in Its
memories no bitterness is left. Peace
we have had with us for thirty years,
without the shadow of a thought of re
newing the former strife. But the his
tory of the world shows how often even
the preservation of peace by those who
once were enemies does not bring with it
that hearty return of genuine friendship
which the veterans of our war feel for
each other, and which they propose to
commemorate. New York will welcome
them all.”
The relatives of Mrs. Helen Royster
Bliss, who reside in Memphis, are in re
ceipt of a letter relative to the Arme
nian massacres. Mr. and Mrs. BliSs are
native Memphians and are connected
with the American Bible society in Con
stantinople. Mrs. Bliss says:
“We are having an exciting time here
and know not what to expect. At Khar
put all but four of our missionary houses
have bean destroyed, and these were
looted. At Erzeroum 20,000 Armenians
were killed in less than ten days. There
is no doubt at all that all these outrages
were committed with the sanction of the
sultan. The Bulgarian massacres were
but a drop in the bucket. Of course there
was the same fiendish cruelties at I hat
time, but not to be compared with this in
extent. Over 100,000 Armenians have
been butchered, mostly men, leaving
women and children in awful poverty,
with winter upon them.
“None of the ambassadors have rec
ommended thetr communities to leave
the city, and that gives us hope that we
will be safe.”
A special to the St. Louis Republic
from New York says:
“A syndicate of American capitalists
has been formed in this city to aid the
Cuban insurgents. The Marquis Santo
Luco, president of the provisional re
public, a representative of the syndi
cate, has made a proposition to loan the
republic $15,000,000, contingent on the
recognition or belligerency by the United
States government. In exchange the
syndicate will accept $45,000,000 in Cuban
bonds, the same to be canceled from cus
toms receipts immediatly on the recog
nition by Spain of the Cuban republic or
a declaration of peace.
“The syndioate stipulates that $10,000,
000 be expended In the purchase of two
modern warships and munitions of wpr;
that those vessels shall immediately pro
ceed to capture and hold, in conjunction
with land forces, some Cuban port to he
hereafter agreed upon, and that they,
with the assistance of other men-of-war,
whose purchase later may be deemed ad
visable, shall prey upon Spanish com
merce and assume an aggressive policy,
which will bring the war to an early
Steps have been taken toward putting
a memorial tablet to Huxley In West
minster abbey, but It Is unlikely, that thte
authorities of the abbey will consent.
A Negro Brute Attempts Violence on the
Person of an Aged Lady.
Mobile, Dec. 10.—(Special.)—Henry Les
ter, a negro working on the place of John
Marston at Spring Hill, was arrested
this morning and lodged In the county
jail on the charge of attempting to rape
the person of an aged and respectable
white woman by the name of Mrs. iMa
rton Jordan, who lives on an adjoining
place. Mrs. Jordan arose In the night
upon hearing a slight noise in the room,
and was Instantly seized and thrown
upon the bed by a negro man, whom she
believes was Lester. Her screams pre
vented him from accomplishing hls'pur
pose. Mrs. Jordan is 84 years of age.
IOur Christmas List
• Dining Tables,
i China Cabinets.
J Buffets.
J Chamber Suits.
I Wardrobes.
Folding Beds.
| Cheffoniers.
1 Medicine Chests.
Iron Beds.
Brass Beds.
Tea Tables.
^ Leather Couches.
Sleepy Hollow Chairs
Fancy Tables.
Dressing Tables.
Hall Trees.
Curtain Poles.
Slipper Chairs.
Rattan Rockers.
Cobbler Rockers.
Comfort Rockers.
Sewing Rockers.
Just Received—A Large Shipment of Cutter Desks.
If you want a good desk we have it The best made,
best finished, most durable article on the market. Guar
mteed to give satisfaction in every detail. Examine
[hem and you will appreciate their points of superiority,
riie price is lower in proportion than the general run of
:heap desks.
Also, receiving car loads of elegant
Never before have we been able to show large and
slegant line of goods at the low prices ruling this year,
^ou are ufljust to yourself to think of purchasing without
sxamining our four floors jammed full of the most desira
ble goods in the State.
Hospital for infirm furniture always open. Mirrors
resilvered. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Our Christmas List P
Book Cases. J
Ladies’ Desks.
Office Desks. p
Office Chairs.
Music Racks. I
Carpet Sweepers. ■
Parlor Suits.
Corner Chairs. k
Roman Chairs.
Onyx Tables.
Etchings. i
Easels. P
Turkish Rockers. p
Hassocks. p
Fur Rugs. b
Smyrna Rugs.
Art Squares. k
Dantzer Rugs.
India Seats. F
Work Baskets. [
Sofa Pillows. I
Hampers. I
Baby Coasts. k
Now that the republicans are In power
they have come to the conclusion that
the democratic tariff is good enough, and
they have no intention of disturbing It.—
Springfield (O.) Democrat.
After all a deficit simply means that
much more money left in the pockets of
the people by the tax gatherer. It en
forces economy and is infinitely better
than a surplus that breeds extravagance
and corruption.—Wheeling Register.
The robust growth of republicanism in
Kentucky is indicated by the fact that
Governor-elect Bradley has already 5000
applications on tile for the twenty-one
offices at his disposal.—Des Moines Lead
er, Rep.
The present federal house of represen
tatives is the most youthful, it is said, in
the history of the country. If It were
older possibly It would know better than
to be so republican.—Richmond Dispateh,
The selection of Judge Rufus W. Peck
ham for the high office of associate jus
tice of the supreme court of the United
States is possibly the very best choice
the president could have made within
the ranks of his party in this state. He
belongs to a family distinguished In the
Judicial history of New York, his ability
is conceded and his character is without
the shadow of a stain.—New Yprk Re
corder, Rep.
The most satisfactory thing about the
message is that it contains no advocacy
of the issue of wildcat currency by the
state banks. The president seems to
have abandoned completely the unwise
and dangerous scheme that he advocated
so earnestly one short year ago. We say
he seems to have abandoned it; but he
may not have done so. as he is very sly
even in his official documents.—Rochester
Express, Ind.
It is highly diverting to see the catch
jjenny republican organs calling upon
congress to “repair the tariff so that the
deficiency in the revenues shall be made
good.” The revenues under the McKin
ley tariff fell off $88,000,000. They rais
ed the duties to reduce revenue, and it
did it—organizing a deficit. They now
propose to restore the high duties to
increase the revenues—a characteristic
paradox of protection.—New York
World, Dem.
Congressman McGann of Chicago has
resigned his certificate of election to the
national house on the ground that he be
lieves that his republican opponent is
entitled to it. Representative Carroll has
resigned his certificate of election to the
Kentucky house on the ground that his
republican opponent might have been en
titled to it if he had had a republican
opponent. Why is it that we never hear
of republicans doing such things?—Lou
isville Courier-Journal, Dem.
President Cleveland’s latest message to
congress is likely to be historically re
markable in that it apparently sounds
the knell of tariff reform as a democratic
policy. It reads strangely in contrast
with the president’s denunciation of the
Gorman bill less than eighteen months
ago, and It is plain that the president
must have been hard pressed to cry out
the praises of a measure which he de
nounced so bitterly and remorselessly
only so recently as the summer of 1894.—
Boston Advertiser, Rep.
Two Stormy to Shoot.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 10.—President Cleve
land and his party have had an exceed
ingly rough time of it today, and were
unable to occupy the "blinds” provided
for them at Cape Channel, near Hatteras.
The Violet is in an exceedingly danger
ous position, although no fears are en
tertained. All day long a terrific storm
has raged about Hatteras, the wind
blowing from the north and northwest
at the rate of fifty-six miles an hour.
In fact, all along the coast it has been
blowing at a velocity of fifty to sixty
miles an hour. Tonight the storm is
central near Hatteras. It has been
learned that requests have been made of
all the government employes along the
coast to make no report to the outside
world of the movements of the pres'^len
tial party, and the only news obtainable
is from masters of incoming vessels. One
thing is certain—not a line has .passed
over the government coast telegraph
line concerning the president or his party.
Mail Train Wrecked.
Montgomery, Dec. 10.—(Special.)—A
slight wreck occurred this morning on
the Midland near Ponto, Ala. The en
gine Jumped a frog and the mail car
was wrecked. The mail agent, John Few,
was slightly injured. All the mall was
ANumberof the Leadftig Committees Have
Been Decided Upon—The Democrats
Are Holding Back.
Washington, Dec. 10.—Both of the po
litical commtltees appointed to fill the
committees of the senate held a short
session this afternoon, but reached no
definite conclusions, although tentative
propositions have been submitted.
There has been much discussion and the
senators begin to understand where
they will land. The democrats will do
nothing until the republicans reach some
positive conclusion. Mr. Gorman this
afternoon appointed the remaining three
members of his committee by designat
ing Messrs. Murphy of New York, White
of California and Walthall of Missis
The complexion of the finance com
mittee has been settled inasmuch as the
republicans concede it to the silver men.
It was-a silver committee last year and
consisted of the following senators:
Messrs. Voorhees, chairman; McPher
son, Harris, Vest, Jones of Arkansas
and White, democrats; Morrill, Sherman,
Jones of Nevada, Allison, Aldrich, re
publicans. All of the democrats were
silver men but McPherson and all of the
I'dlillhllpQ nc uni i.oilvar trinn lint l.mou
The contest for the vacancy caused by
the retirement of Senator McPherson is
between Wolcott of Colorado and Du
bois of Idaho. The chances are favora
ble to the selection of Wolcott for the
reason that his colleague, Mr. Teller, who
is a member of the committee to select
committees, is earnest in hih behalf, and
the eastern men, who see that a silver
man must be given the place, have
throtvn their influence to him. Mr. Du
bois appears to be indorsed by the other
western men, but will hardly reach it.
He will, however, be given a good chair
manship. According to the agreement
reached by the committee—although it
has not been finally determined—the
membership of the finance committee is
to be enlarged from eleven to thirteen
and Mr. Platt of Connecticut added for
the republicans and Mr. Daniel of Vir
ginia for the democrats. This will main
tain the political division and make no
difference in the monetary views of the
members. By going on this committee
Mr. Platt relinquishes his right to the
chairmanship of either one of the two
Important committees to which he would
be entitled, and contents himself with at
small committee.
The committee on foreign relations has
been nicely adjusted, none of the dem
ocrats being required to retire, owing to
the expiration of the term of service
of Mr. Butler of South Carolina. This
maintains the minority representation in
tact. Mr. Cameron of Pennsylvania and
Mr. Lodge of Massachusetts will go on
this committee, and owing to the im
portance of the position for which he has
been selected Mr. Lodge will get a small
er chairmanship than under other condi
tions. Ha will be given the committee
on Immigration.
The western men have received a con
cession in the shape of at least two ad
ditional chairmanships of important
committees dealing entirely with western
matters. Mr. Dubois of Idaho is slated
for public lands and Mr. Pettigrew of
South Dakota for Indian affairs. Mr.
Shoup, Mr. Dubois’ colleague, will go to
patents, while Mr. Hansbrough of North
Dakota secures a very desirable berth
in the shape of the committee on li
Mr. Chandler, who was chairman of
the committee on immigration, will take
the old committee of Mr. Hale on the
census, and the Maine man, regardless
of the fight made by Mr. Youngblood in
the closing hours of the last session, will
be given the chairmanship of the very
desirable committee on printing, the
place now held by Mr. Gorman.
The old-time chairmen will not br dis
turbed. and among them are the follow
ing: Messrs. Allison, appropriations; Al
drich. rules; Sherman, foreign relations;
Morrill, llnance; Hoar, Judiciary; Mr.
Davis, who is the ranking member on
Pacific railroads and next to Mr. Platt
on territories, will get the latter com
mittee; Mr. Teller of Colorado, who gave
up the chairmanship of the committee
on privileges and elections when he was
placed on the appropriations, will take
the chairmanship of the committee on
claims, held by Mr. Mitchell of Oregon
during the last republican administration
of the senate, and Mr Mitchell will take
the chairmanship of the committee on
privileges and elections. Mr. Gallinger
of New Hampshire gets a place (hat
carries with it a vast amount of labor—
the committee on pensions.
Mr. Hawley, the chairman of military
affairs, Cameron of naval affairs, Squire
of coast defenses, Frye of commerce,
McMillin cf the District of Columbia,
Cullom of interstate commerce and
Quay of public building and grounds
will doubtless be given their old places.
The remainder of the Important commit
tees will probably be filled as follows
Agriculture, Proctor of Vermont; ffch
eries, Perkins of California; postoffice
and post roads, Wolcott of Colorado.
Although during the last congress John
P. Jones of Nevada announced his ad
herence to the cause of the populists and
abjured his republican associates, with
whom he had affiliated for so many
years, it is believed that he will not be
molested to his claim to the chairman
ship of the committee to audit and con
trol the contingent expenses of the sen
ate. Besides these, which constitute the
important committees, there are nineteen
other standing and four select commit
tees to which assignments are to be made
and chairmen selected. Of nthese fifteen
are by courtesy given to the minority.
It is believed the whole matter will be
setted before the usual holiday recess is
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“A Word to the Wise.”
Washington, Dec. 10.—The Turkish le
gation has received the following cable
gram from the sublime porte under to
day’s date:
"Although Lord Salisbury never said
in his speech at Brighton that his impe
rial majesty, the sultan, ever sent him
a letter or a written communication di
rect, yet certain newspapers interpreted
In that sense the words of his lordship.
As a matter of fact and in conformity
with the usu^l practice, only a message
was communicated to Lord Salisbury
through the immediatory of the imperial
embassy in London.”
Increased Wages Demanded.
Sharon. Pa., Dec. 10.—The blast furnace
men’s federation of labor in Sharon,
Sharpsville, Middlesex and New Castle
has served notice on the seventeen fur
naces In the four towns that they be paid
extra for work on Sundays and legal hol
idays. Their demand is equal to a 12
per cent raise, and if not recognized"
within the next month they will go on a
strike. A similar demand will probably
be made by the furnace workers in the
Mahoning valley. Furnace men say they
will not submit to the demand.
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