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VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1895—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. NUMBER 37.
THE HOUSE COMMITTEES
Mr. Reed Has Completed His
Arduous Labor.
NELSON DINGLEY OF MAINE
Made Chairman of trie Committee on Ways
and Meins.
MF.SSRS. HITT, CANNON AND HENDERSON
Were Given the Next Best Fla cos—Cobb,
Bankhead, Clarke, Harrison. Stall
ings and Wheeler of Alabama
Were Well Placed .
Washington, Dec. 21.—Speaker Ueod
this afternoon announced the committees
of the house of representatives. The most
Important follow;
Rules—The speaker: N. B. Henderson,
Iowa; John Daltzell, Pennsylvania; C. !•'.
Crisp, Georgia. Benton McMillin, Tennes
see.
Ways and means (republicans eleven,
democrats six)—Nelson Dinghy, Jr.,
Maine; Sereno E. Payne, Now York; John
Dated], Pennsylvania; Albert J. Hopkins,
Illinois; C. H. Grosvenor, Ohio; Charles
A. Russell, Connecticut; J. P. Dolliver,
Iowa; George Steele, Indiana; M. N.
Johnson, North Dakota; Walter Evans,
Kentucky; J. A. Tawney, Minnesota;
Charles F. Crisp, Georgia; Benton McMil
lin, Tennessee; Henry G. Turner, Georgia;
John C. Tarsney, Missouri; Joseph
Wheeler, Alabama; J. J. MeDaurin, South
Carolina. —
Committee on appropriations—J. G.
Cannon, Illinois; II. H. Bingham, Penn
sylvania; W. W. Grout, Vermont; S. A.
North way. Ohio; William A. Stone, Penn
sylvania; W. O. Arnold, Rhode Island;
E. J. Halner, Nebraska; Richard Blue.
Kansas: Mahlon Pitney, New Jersey;
James A. Hemmingway, Indiana; John
K. McCall, Tennessee; Joseph D. Sayers,
Livingston, Georgia; Samuel Robertson,
Louisiana; F. C. Layton, Ohio; F. Bart
lett, New York.
Committee on rivers and harbors—W.
B. Hooker, New York; B. Herman, Ore
gon; S. M. Stephenson, Michigan; J, E.
Reyburn, Pennsylvania; H. C. Cooper,
Wisconsin; T. E. Burton, Ohio; W. E.
Barrett, Massachusetts; W. Reeves, Illi
nois; C. A. Towne, Minnesota; D. B. Dove
ner, West Virginia; C. M. Clark, Missouri;
J.A. Walker, Virginia; T. C. Catehings,
Mississippi; R. E. Lester, Georgia; R. H.
Clarke, Alabama; P. D. McCulloch, Ar
kansas; A. S. Berry, Kentucky.
Judiciary (eleven republicans and six
democrats) D. B. Henderson, Iowa; Ca3e
Broderick, Kansas; Thomas Updegraf,
Iowa; Frederick II. Gillet, Massachu
setts; S. M. Strong, Ohio; Henry W. Ba
ker, New Hampshire; Charles A. Con
noly, Illinois; J. J. Jenkins, Wisconsin;
Charles G. Burton, Missouri; Foster V.
Brown, Tennessee; John W. Louis, Ken
tucky; D. B. Culberson, Texas; C. J.
Boatner, Louisiana; Joseph E. Washing
ton, Tennessee; Joseph W. Bailey, Texas;
;W. Tory, Arkansas; Davis A. Dear
mond, Missouri.
Foreign affairs—R. R. Hitt, Illinois;
W. F. Draper, Masachusetts; R. Adams,
Jr., Pennsylvania; L. E. Quigg, New
York; Robert Cousins, Iowa; Charles P.
Taft, Ohio; William A. Smith, Michigan:
Joel P. Heatnole. Minnesota; Richmond
Pearson, North Carolina; J. B. McCreary,
Kentucky; Andrew Price, Louisiana; H.
St. G. Tucker, Virginia; H. A. Dinsmore,
Arkansas; H. D. Money, Mississippi; F.
C. Newlands, Nevada.
Committee on naval affairs—Charles
Boutelle, Maine; John 11. Robinson, Penn
sylvania; George W. Hulick, Ohio; S. C.
Hilborn, California; Melville Bull, Rhode
Island; Frank J. Hanley, Indiana; Fran
cis H. Wilson. New York; Charles Ed
ward Foss, Illinois; A. G. Dayton, West
Virginia; Amos J. Cummings, New York;
Adolph Meyer, Louisiana; H. D. Money,
Mississippi; E. S. Hall, Missouri; F. C.
Tate, Georgia; Joseph J. Hart, Pennsyl
vania.
Coinage, weights and measures (nine
republicans and six democrats)—Charles
W. Stone, Pennsylvania; Martin N. John
son, North Dakota; C. A. Hartman. Mon
tana; Henry C. Brewster, New York; W.
F. L. Hadley. Illinois; Addison S. Mc
Clure. Ohio; James H. Southard, Ohio;
Ben L. Fairchild, New' York; H. C. Lou
den Schlager, N. J.; Delegate Frank J.
Cannon, Utah; John W. Allen, Missis
sippi; J. H. Banlohead, Alabama, Thomas
C. McRae, Arkansas; S. M. Sparkman,
Florida; James G. Spencer, Missouri; R.
H. Clarke, Alabama.
Banking and currency (eleven repub
licans and six democrats)—Joseph II.
Walker. Massachusetts; Marriott Itro
rt'imB.vlvuuiu, n . Iiuiin.-VM, til
diana; Henry C. Vanvoorhis. Ohio; J. H.
McCleary. Minnesota; Charles M. Fowl
er. New Jersey; Jacob Lefevre, New
York; George Spalding. Michigan; W. A.
Calderhead, Kansas; E. J. Hill, Connec
ticut; E. D. Cooke, Illinois; Nicholas Cox,
Tennessee; Seth W. Cobb, Missouri;
James E. Cobb, Alabama; J. C. C. Black,
Georgia; Francis G. Newlands, Nevnda;
John K. Cowen. Maryland.
Merchant marines and fisheries—Chair
man, S. E. Payne, New York.
Postofflcesand post roads—(nine repub
licansand six democrats)—E. T. Loud,
California; George W. Smith, Illinois;
John J. Gardner, New Jersey; W. J. Lin
ton, Michigan; N. D. Sperry, Connec
ticut; Thomas Settle, North Carolina;
George Huff, Pennsylvania; William Le
ortimer, Illinois; J. E. Bromwell, Ohio;
E. L. Miller. Kansas; R. H. Mahoney,
New York; Delegate N. O. Murphy. Ari
zona; John C. Kyle, Mississippi; C. A.
Swanson. Virginia; W. E. Crain, Texas;
Henrv W. Ogden, Louisiana; George C.
Pendleton, Texas; U. S. Hall, Missouri.
Elections No. 1—Charles Daniels, New
York; Lemuel W. Royse, Maryland; E. D.
Cooke, Illinois; F. E. Leonard, Pennsyl
vania; W. H. Moody, Massachusetts; Tt.
Z. Llnney, North Carolina; Hugh A.
Dinsmore, Arkansas; George E. Bajtlett,
Georgia; Omar M. Kem, Nebraska.
Elections No. 2—H. U. Johnson,Indiana
J. B. Strode, Nebraska; George W.
Prince, Illinois; R. W. Taylor, Ohio;
Warren, Miller,West Virginla;C. G. Long,
Kansas; George Harrison, Alabama; L.
G. Maguire, California; J. C. Kyle, Mis
sissippi.
Elections No. 3—Samuel M. McCall,
Massachusetts; Henry F. Thomas, Mich
igan; T. E. Burton, Ohio; James A.
Walker, Virginia; Jesse Overstreet, In
diana; James Codding, Pennsylvania; C.
K. Bell. Texas; D. A. Dearmond, Mis
souri; William A. Jones, Virginia.
Military affairs (nine republicans and
six democrats)—John A. T. Hum, Iowa;
Newton M. Curtis, New York; Benjamin
F. Marsh, Illinois; Ephraim M. Woomer,
Pennsylvania; Marshall Griffin, Wiscon
sin; George N. South wick. New York;
Richard W. Parker, New Jersey; R. W.
Bishop, Michigan; Lucius. J. Fenton,
Ohio; Delegate T. H. Catron. New Mex
ico; John T. Tarsney, Missouri; D. Gard
ner Tyler, Virginia; George B. McClellan,
New York; Joseph E. Washington, Ten
nessee; Joseph G. Hart, Pennslyvania;
James A. Lockhart, North Carolina.
Public buildings and grounds (ten re
publicans and five democrats)—Chair
man, Seth Milllken, Maine.
Pacific railroads (nine republicans and
six democrats)—Chairman, H. Henry
Powers, Vermont.
Interstate and foreign commerce (elev
en republicans and six democrats)—
Chairman. William P. Hepburn, Iowa.
Claims (nine republicans and six dem
ocrats)—Chairman, Charles M. Brumm,
Pennsylvania.
Agriculture (eleven! republicans, five
democrats and one delegate)—James
Wadsworth. New York; James A. Stahl,
Pennsylvania; V. Warner, Illinois; Jon
athan S. Willis, delegate; E. S. Henry,
Connecticut; Edward Sauerherring, Wis
consin: J. D. Leighty, Indiana; William
B Baker, Maryland; D. F. 'Wilbur, New
York; E. J. Murphy, Illinois; Horace G.
Snover, Michigan; Charles F. Moses,
Georgia; John S. Williams. Mississippi;
John D. Clardy, Kentucky; J. W. Stokes,
Noilh Carolina; Alonzo C. Sehofford,
North Carolina; Delegate Frank G. Can
non, Utah.
Mines and mining (nine republicans
and four democrats)—Chairman, Daniel
D Altkcn. Michigan.
Indian affairs (twelve republicans and
live democrats)—Chairman, James S.
Sherman, New York.
Enrolled bills (four republicans and
three detnocrats)—Chairman, A. L. Ha
ger, Iowa; Samuel M. Clark, Iowa; E. F.
Acheson, Pennsylvania; Geoige C. Crow
ther, Missouri; Benjamin E. Bussell,
Georgia; Ashbury C. Lattlmer, South
Carolina: John D. Clardy, Kentucky.
Railways and canals—Chairman, Ches
ter A.'Chickering, New York.
IVar claims—Chairman, T. M. Mahone,
Pennsylvania.
Public lands (ten republicans, five
democrats and one delegate)—Chairman,
J. F. Lacey, Iowa.
Elections of president, etc., (eight re
publicans and five democrats)—-Chair
man, Newton M. Curtis, New York.
Alcoholic liquor traffic (six republicans
and four democrats)—Chairman, Elijah
A. Morse, Massachusetts.
Library (two republicans and one dem
ocrat)—Chairman, A. L. Harmer, Penn
sylvania.
Printing (two republicans and one
democrat)—Chairman, George D. Per
kins, Iowa.
District of Columbia—Chairman,James
A. Babcock, Wisconsin.
Education (seven republicans and six
democrats)—Chairman, Galusha A.
Grow, Pennsylvania.
Levees on the Mississippi (nine republi
cans and four democrats)—G. W. Ray,
New York; R. Adams, Jr„ Pennsylvania;
W. O. Arnold, Rhode Island; H. A. Coop
er, Wisconsin; A. Milncs. Michigan; C.
N Clark, Missouri; N. Clark, Missouri;
G. M. Curtis, Iowa; H. G. Hunter, Ken
tucky; L. W. Royse, Indiana; J. M. Allen,
jvi i as ■ s? ■ | 1» •• • v-». iULL/i'm imm, icinica*
see; T. A. Woodward, North Carolina; P.
.1. Otcy, Virginia.
Invalid pensions (ten republicans, four
democrats and one populist—Chairman,
J. A. Pickier, South Dakota.
Committee on labor (seven republicans,
four democrats and one populist)—!’. M.
Phillips, Pennsylvania; J. H. Walker,
Massachusetts; L. D. Apsley, Massachu
setts; J. J. Gardiner, New Jersey; J. T.
McCleary, Minnesota; W. Lorrlmer, Il
linois; Philip R Lowe, New York; 1’. J.
Sorg, Ohio; D. E. McGann, Illinois; C. J.
Erdman, Pennsylvania: W. J. Talbert.
South Carolina; W. F. Stroud, North
Carolina.
Patents (nine republicans and four
democrats)—Chairman, W. F. Draper,
Massachusetts.
Manufactures (eight republics s and
three democrats)—L. D. Apsley, Massa
chusetts; C. F. Coffin, Maryland; F. Hel
termari. Pennsylvania; O. W. Faris, In
diana; R. O. Crump, Michigan: A. Stew
art. Wisconsin; M. H. Culp. Pennsylva
nia; C. R Beach, Ohio; P. J. Sorg, Ohio;
A. Meyer, Louisiana; W. R. McKinney,
Virginia
Military (eight republicans and five
democrats)—Chairman, B. F. Marsh, Il
linois.
Private land claims (nine republicans
and four democrats)—Chairman, G. W.
Smith, Illinois.
Reform in the civil service (eight repub
licans and five democrats)—M. Brosiius,
Pennsylvania; J. H. Sherman, New York;
T. H. Gillet, Massachusetts; H. C. Van
Voorhls, Ohio; T. A. Tawney, Minnesota;
R. Pearson, North Carolina: M. Pitney,
New Jersey; J. McLachan, California; E.
E. Meredith, Virginia; H. C. Miner, New
York; A. M. Dockery, Missouri; J. A.
Lockhart, North Carolina; M. Crowley,
Texas.
Revisions of laws (nine republicans and
four democrats)—Chairman, W. W. Bow
ers, California.
Ventilation and acoustics (four republi
cans, two democrats and one populist)—
Chairman, W. S. Linton. Michigan.
Pensions (eight republicans and five
democrats)—Henry C. Louden Schlager,
Now Jersey; Charles E. Coffin, Maryland;
David G. Colson, Kentucky; Frederick It.
Hallerman. Pennsylvania; James R.
Howe. New York; N. A. Mosely, Missouri;
J. It. Strode, Nebraska; Alex H. Hardy.
Indiana; Charles L Moses. Georgia; Jesse
F. Stallings, Alabama; William Baker,
Kansas; J. C. C. Black. Georgia; William
Elliott. South Carolina.
Expenditures in department of state
(four republicans and three democrats)—
Chairman, Lemuel E. Qulgg, New York.
Expenditures in treasury department
(four republicans and three democrats)—
Chairman. Charles II. Grosvenor, Ohio.
Expenditures in war department (four
republicans and three democrats)—Chair
man, W. W. Grout, Vermont.
Immigration and naturalization (six re
publicans and four democrats)—Chair
man, Richard Bartholdt, Missouri.
Expenditures in navy department (four
republicans and three democrats)—Chair
man, H. F, Thomas, Michigan.
Expenditures in postofflee department
(four republicans and three democrats)—
Chairman, H. H. Blekham, Pennsylva
nia.
Expenditures In department of the inte
rior (four republicans und three demo
crats)—Chairman. Charles Curtis, Kan
sas.
Irrigation arid lands (seven republi
cans, three democrats and one populist)
—Chairman, B. Herman. Oregon.
Committee on territories (eleven repub
licans and four democrats)—Chairman,
J. A. Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Committee on war claims (eight re
publicans and five democrats)—Chair
man. T. M. Mahone. Pennsylvania.
Committee on expenditures in the de
partment of Justice (four republicans and
three democrats)—Chairman, W. R. Ellis,
Oregon.
Committee on expenditures in the de
partment of agriculture (four republicans
nnd three democrats)—Chairman, C. W.
Gillett, New York; G. E. Foss, Illinois:
L Fletcher, Minnesota; W. Evans, Ken
tucky; JJ S. Hall, Missouri; J. C. 11c
Dearmon, Tennessee; T. J. Strait, South
Carolina.
Committee on expenditures on public
buildings (four republicans and three
democrats)—Chairman, T. Settle, North
Carolina._
Gold In the Treasury.
Washington, Dec. 21.—At the close of
business today the treasury gold reserve
stood, with all withdrawals out,at $68,841
950. Today’s gold withdrawals amount
ed to $492;000, taken for domestic use.
NATIONAL CAPITAL GOSSIP
Mr. Olney and Colonel Herbert
Consult With Mr. Cleveland
ON VENEZUALAN MATTERS
Utah Will Become a Full Fledgc-.l State on
January 4, 1896.
THE RAM KATAHOIN WAS REJECTED
She Will Be a Total Loss to Her Builders
Unless Congress Takes Pity on Them.
Cuban Envoys Presented to
Ur. Olney.
Washington, Dec. 21.—The representa
tions made by Minister Terrell respecting
the condition of American Interests in
Turkey have resulted In the dispatch of
general instruction to Rear Ad
miral Selfridge at Smyrna, Sy
ria, directing him to furnish all protac
tion and comfort to such of the missiona
ries as might apply for that purpose.
There was nothing in the instructions
concerning a general gathering of the
American missionaries at Alexandretta
or some other port where the United
States has a warship.
The cruiser Minneapolis sailed today
from Gibraltar for Smyrna, according to
a cable message received at the navy.de
partment from her commander. It is
estimated that the cruiser will make the
voyage lu five days. The arrival of the
Minneapolis at Smyrna will give the
United States a representation of three
vessels in Turkish waters.
Tomas listrandas Palamada, who
claims to be the envoy of the Cuban pro
visional government to the government
of the United States, called on Secretary
Olney at the state department today.
He was accompanied by Gonzales Que
sada, the secretary of the Cuban revolu*
Mr. Rubens, was introduced as Senor
Palamanda’s secretary and who Is said to
be from Florida. They had gone to the.
state department early in the day under
escort of Senator Call, but Mr. Olney was
unable to see them at the time and the
later visit was arranged for. Senator
Call was not with the Cubans when they
finally saw Mr. Olney. The visit was of
short duration. Palamanda and his com
panions are citizens of the United States,
and after their visit today the first nam
ed said that they had called merely as
citizens of this country to pay their re
spects to the secretary of state. No '
mention of Cuban affairs and no hint or
suggestion concerning Cuban recogni
tion has been made, he said. The call
was merely pleasantly informal. It is
probable tha- when Senator Call made
the appoint for the visit of Senor
Palamanda and his associates he did so
with the understanding with Secretary
Olney that the three gentlemen would
merely pay their respects as citizens and
would not mention Cuba. Senor Pala
manda will return to New York tonight.
Secretary Olney and Secretary Herbert
had a long conference with President
Cleveland today about the present and
probable future aspects of the Venezue
lan situation. Mr. Olney and the presi
dent, it is understood, discussed the ap
pointment of the Venezuelan commission
authorized by congress. According to the
wording of the resolution authorizing
the commission, the commissioners are
directed to ascertain the true divisional
boundary between Venezuela and Brit
ish Guiana. This, of course, makes their
work so much more difficult and in
creases their responsibility. It was said
today that when the report of the com
mission is received the president will
adopt one of two courses. He will either
send the findings of the commission to
congress with a request for action, or
else issue a, proclamation declaring the
true boundary to be that ascertained by
the commissioners. What would follow
this latter action can onjy be surmised,
but it is probable that the president
would use it as the basis for another at
tempt to secure Great Britain's agree
ment to arbitration before taking any
radical steps, provided, of course, that
the commissioners did not sustain the
extreme claims of the British to the dis
putes! territory.
Mr. Herbert’s talk with the president
related, it is understood, to the projected
visit of Rear Admiral Bunce's squadron
to the vicinity of the Venezuelan coast.
It cannot be ascertained whether any
change was made in the Itinerary. Ad
miral Bunce will have an interview to
morrow with Secretary Herbert on the
subject.
which was submitted to the attorney
general by the president, has been ex
amined and approved by that officer.
The president will, on January 4, 1896,
Issue his proclamation admitting the ter
ritory of Utah as a state of the union,
and the terms of the state officers will be
gin on the following Monday. January 6.
In compliance with the request of the
delegation that presented the constitu
tion to the president, the attorney-gener
al has advised the chief Justice of the
territory of Utah of the contemplation of
the president.
Ratifications were exchanged today by
the republic of Mexico, through Senor
Romero, the Mexican-minister, and the
government of the United States,
through Secretary Olney, of a treaty ex
tending the time allotted the Joint Mex
ican and United States commission for
determining the water boundary of the
Rio Grande river, to settle the dispute
over the use of water from that stream.
The extension is for one year from De
cember 24, 1895.
The coast defense ram Katahdln. built
by the Bath Iron works of Rath, Me.,
has been rejected by President Cleveland.
This concludes executive action In the
matter and the cost of the vessel will be
a total loss to the contractors unless a
congressional enactment in the case can
be secured. General Hyde, president of
the Rath Iron works, who was Informed
of the president's action today, has taken
time by the forelock, and a bill providing
for the purchase of the Katahdln by the
government has already been Introduced,
at his Instance, by Senator Hale of
Maine. ___
A Plea for Armenians.
Constantinople, Dec. 21.—The German
ambassador here, acting under instruc
tions received from his government, has
again urged the porte to prevent a mas
sacre of the Armenians at Zeltoun. Sir
Philip Currie, the British ambassador,
supported the German ambassador In his
attempt to save the livea of the revolting
Armenians, but tt Is feared that the Zei
toun district has already been largely
laid In waste.
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SPECIAL LONDON CABLE
The Excitement in England Is
Dying Out.
SYMPATHY IS WITH AMERICA
The Locality of the Dispute Is Unknown to the
Masses.
THE QUEEN SHOWS KEEN ANXIETY
Lord Salisbury Keeps Her Posted by Wire.
The British Press Express Some Very
Cunous Views on the

Situation.
London, Dec. 21.—No one in the thick
of events here and in a position to judge
of public feeling can honestly affirm that
; the country is in the state of excitement
, over the difficulties that have arisen in
. connection with the Anglo-Venezuelan
dispute that some of the newspapers re
port. Whatever partial eftervence ex
isted over President Cleveland's message
is now evaporating, and if no new sur
prise Is sprung upon the British people
the whole matter will soon become a mere
newspaper war. Official und diplomatic
circles have never shared In the extreme
alarmist views that have found expres
sion in the press, and the placidity pre
vailing at the foreign office may be
judged from the fact that the prime min
ister, Salisbury, has seen no cause to
summon a meeting of the cabinet to Con
sider the position. It is expected that no
cabinet meeting will be held until the
views of tile American government, em
bodied in a dispatch that Mr. Olney, the
American secretary of state, is under
stood to be about to send in reply to
Lord Salisbury's note, has reached the
foreign office. Upon making inquiries as
to when this reply was likely to be re
ceived the representative df the United
Press learned that it was expected to
reach here early in January. It depends
upon the nature and tone of Mr. Olney's
! communication whether the situation I
will become really critical. In the mean
time the policy of the foreign office is to
"lay low and say nothing.” English
jingoism, braying in response to Ameri
can Jingoism, may go on, but It does not
represent genuine public sentiment, nor
can newspaper opinion be taken as an
absolutely sure guide to the national feel
ing.
The ignorance of the English masses In
regard to the real issues between the
governments must ere long operate to
restrain Lord Salisbury from following
an active policy of sheer defiance of
: America. The Monroe doctrine breaks
upon the bulk of the populace like the
enigma of the Sphinx. The locality of
the dispute la to them a geographical
irrpstery.
Even the Westminster Gazette, which
is an organ of the educated classes,
thinks it necessary to inform its readers
that neither British Guiana nor Deme
jrara is an Island, as is generally sup
posed In England. Before the govern
'ment dares to commit the country the
people will want to know what the
trouble is about.
The queen is showing the keenest
anxiety in the difficulty. Lord Salisbury
was closeted yesterday at the foreign
office, not seeing even the diplomats. In
the evening he sent a long dispatch to
her majesty at Osborne house, on the
Isle of Wight, where she is at present
sojourning. The queen's remembrance
of the fact that the last official act of
the Prince Consort was the preparing of
a memorandum counselling a peaceful
settlement of the Trent affair will in
cline her to interfere to prevent rupture
between the two countries.
Continuing to collate opinion outside of
the leading party organs and the Carl
ton, Constitutional and National Liberal
clubs, the representatives of the United
Press has essayed to ascertain the feel
ing in the workingmen's political clubs,
on which feeling the politicians were or
ganizing popular demonstrations. These
clubs remain concealed from view until
there are periods of agitation, when the
party wire-pullers, finding it ad
visable to foment excitement, sup
ply funds to call out the mass
es. Funds alone, however, would
not evoke processions in Hyde
Park, nor enthusiasm in the great halls.
The workingmen’s clubs can only be ma
nipulated on the lines of their own ten
dencies. Selecting four of the most no
’ table of these clubs, inquiry revealed the
fact that there was an entire absence of
‘ excitement and only a mild interest in
the situation. While keenly alive to
home politics, the average intelligence
of the workingmen who are members of
these clubs does not extend to Great.
Britain’s foreign relations. The Monroe
doctrine, especially, is a hieroglyph to
them, but they are sympathizers with
.America, ana tneir oener in me justice
of American government is profound.
To sum up the result of conversations
had with several of the best informed
members of the clubs, it may be said that
the opinion Is that the men must learn
more aliout the causes of the quarrel be
fore there will be the smallest chance of
their responding to party appeals for a
demonstration for or against the gov
ernment. The recognition of the prime
necessity for the spread of information
on the subject has led the London week
ly papers which have a purely popular
circulation to set themselves, in their Is
sues of today, to enlighten their readers.
One of these papers having a weekly is
sue of 700.000 copies precedes its article
Witli the admission that many English
men will learn for the first time through
President Cleveland's message that
Orest Britain has a boundary dispute
with Venezuela, which it then proceeds
to explain. The article concludes with
an attack on Mr. Cleveland’s action as
calculated to bring the people of Great
Britain into contempt.
Another of these papers, which has an
enormous circle of readers In the opera
tive and manufacturing centers, like
wise expounds the Monroe doctrine, and
then upholds President Cleveland as be
ing in the right, insisting upon arbitra
tion. It, however, denounces the ’’arro
gant pretensions of the United States
that in no part of America shall any one
set foot except of the permission of the
curious gang of corrupt politicians in
Washington.”
The paper adds: "Grant Ireland home
rule and we shall hear little of the Mon
roe doctrine.”
Another radical workingmen’s paper
holds that It Is Impossible for the public
to sunport a war on the question of
boundary of British Guiana or of teach
ing Uncle Sam better manners. It re
calls how Lord Palmerston played the
"civis romanus sum” doctrine for all It
i was worth to get well with the crowd
when his name was ill-smelling at court
and among his colleagues. Mr. Cleve
land, it says, is using the Monroe doc
trine in a similar manner, as the last
dodge of a beaten party to raise smoke
and drown a stench.
The most notable feature of the arti
cles in these and other papers of the
same class—conservative, liberal and
radical alike—is the concensus of opinion
that Great Britain cannot Submit to the
humiliation of accepting the demands
of President Cleveland.
The Spectator, under the caption of
“The Death Warrant of Armenia.” says
that President Cleveland's message is a
full excuse for all those persons who
are desirous of silently deserting an un
happy people. It adds that it is impossi
ble for Great Britain, when so menaced
from America, to risk the outbreak of
a European war, in which, owing to the
American hostility, she might be power
legs to interfere. The Moslems, it de
clares, can now carry out their plans.
If there arc no Christians left in Arme
nia there will be no Armenian question.
The service papers do not discuss the
situation from a service point of view.
The Army and Navy (Jazette protests
that a war between Great Britain and
the United States would be criminal.
The Naval and Military Gazette says
that war would be a larrfcntable blunder
that would not benefit any power.
The queen’s health being feeble has
obliged her physicians to order a stricter
regimen for her. Early this morning
she took a cup of cocoa. At noon she
takes an egg beaten in wine. At 2 o’clock
she has luncheon, which is the heaviest
meal of the day. This consists of soup,
fish and fowl. Then she takes a short re
pose, followed by a drive or a walk. At
9 o’clock dinner is served. Her majesty
then drinks watered claret or a glass of
dry champagne.
At a meeting of the English Church
union, at which the Duke of New Castle
presided, it was decided to petition the
bishops to order clergymen to refuse to
marry persons who have been divorced,
such marriages being contrary to the
law of the church and a grievous injury
to Christian morality.
The attempt to compel King Prempeh
of Asha:ntee to accept a British resident
and grant other demands made by the
British threatens to be a harder task
than it was at iirst expected. The war
officers no longer say that the British
expedition will merely have to march to
Coomassle, the capital of Ashantee
King Prempeh shows no sign that he is
desirous of surrendering to the British.
The Ashantees are armed with good
rifles and have plenty of ammunition,
their armament having been supplied by
French traders. The great chief. Sam
ory, who it was supposed was likely to
be an ally to the British in their cam
paign against King Prempeh, threatens
to join the latter.
FINANCIAL REPORT.
Bankers Deplore the Venezuelan Blunder, as
They Call It—There Was a Contrac
tion in Loans.
New York, Dec. 21.—The New York
Financier says this week:
The extraordinary conditions which
sent money up to 80 per cent and caused
a collapse of values on the stock ex
change Friday are not shown fully In the
bank statement for the week ending
Saturday. There was a sharp contrac
tion of $3,344,300 in loans, a decreasei of
$2,743,700 In cash holdings and of $5,764,700
in deposits, the result of the week’s oper
ations reducing the excess reserve by $1,
302,525.
The New York banks have, however,
nearly $18,000,000 In cash over the legal
requirements, and their action In throw
ing immense amounts of money at low
rates on the market Friday, when It
seemed that the panic of 1803 was to be
duplicated In a more serious way, en
titles them to the lasting respect of the
nation. They stood together, animated
by a common purpose, and when the
present scare has blown over the true
extent of their heroic and patriotic en
deavors to stem an adverse current will
be better understood and more fully ap
preciated. It is Impossible In the present
course of events to tell what the next
week may bring forth, but the clearing
house banks, while operated as purely
business institutions, will by their llrm
policy of unity do more than any other
agency to uphold credit and maintain
real values.
Leading bankers here universally de
plore the Venezuelan blunder, and a dls
I>ateh from Chicago to the Financier says
that nineteen out of twenty prominent
bankers interviewed think that the ad
ministration has made a serious mistake.
A Boston special to this paper says that
hank officers there talk In a similar
strain. The total deposits of New York
banks are now $517,290,800, or $60,000,000
less than the highest figure reached dur
ing the year; loans are $9,000,000 higher
than the lowest point. With the prospect
of a large gold loan next week some of
the $67,000,000 in specie held by the banks
will probably be absorbed by the treas
ury, and the money market will, in all
likelihood record the highest regular quo
tations of the year. When the war scare
ebbs th»re will he an influx of foreign
money in volume sufficient to rapidly
lower rates.
A SLUMP IN COTTON.
It Declined 30 Points Yesterday and May
go Still Lower.
New York, Dec. 21.—(Special.)—This
was a day to be remembered In the cotton
market. Liverpool broke badly, altogeth
er Ignoring our partial recovery of yes
terday. There was much uneasiness and
a great rush to sell at the opening, the
first sales of March being at 7.91, a de
cline of 30 points from yesterday's clos
ing prices. The fluctuations between the
two hours of trading were frequent anil
nervous, with much selling down to 7.78
and up to 7.98. The close, owing to brisk
covering by the shorts, was nt about thu
best prices, March being 7.97<7i)7.98, with
the tone very steady. The bull and bear
leaders seem to agree that, had it not
been for the war m°ssage of the president,
cotton would today be materially higher
than a week ago, instead of lower. The
movement continues light enough to war
rant the most moderate crop estimates,
and spinners at last admit that con
sumption is likely soon to overtake pro
duction, but the financial panic resrflting
from the fear of war has overthrown
all the considerations that usually influ
ence prices. Th? large majority of hold
ers, both here and abroad, seem con
trolled by the apprehension that troub
lous times are ahead, and are anxious
to be rid of their cotton at the best price
they can get. The dread that the south's
reserve holding may at any time be
forced uf>on the market by the stress of
the southern banks is a potent factor in
discouraging buying. While the feeling
is very bullish on cotton upon Its own
merits, the financial outlook is so serious
and disturbed that no one need be sur
prised if prices should go still lower; but
whether the war scare shall subside or
gr6w more acute, we believe that a sharp
recovery for cotton cannot be far off.
Fight or no fight, the spinners want cot
ton, and from present appearances there
is none too much of It.
RIORDAN & CO.
THE HOUSE TO THE RESCUE
It Resolved Not to Take Christ
mas Holiday,
AS CLEVELAND REQUESTED
The Two le?ding Committers Authored to
'Get to Work.
THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE DENOUNCED
Ernzil Sent a Creetingto tho Senate Com
mending the President's Message.
Mr. Vest’s Silver Resolution
May Pass.

Washington, Doc. 21.—Speaker Reed
cleared the way today for action by the
house of representatives by announcing
the list of committees fur this congress.
There Were several surprises occasioned
by the reading of the list, but generally
the assignments made bad been dis
counted by current rumors. There was
general satisfaction with the work of the
speaker and be was commended on all
sides for the fairness and ability, as well
as the consideration for public Interests,
displayed in discharging the arduous
and delicate task. i
The message of the president urging
congress to take action to relieve the
present financial distress was read and
referred to the committee on ways and
means, as was also the resolution provid
ing for a holiday recess, it was stated
by the leaders of tin* house that it was
probable the president’s recommendation
would be followed and no holiday recess
taken.
on motion of Mr. Cannon a resolution
was agreed to authorizing tin* committee
*»n appropriations to sit during the ses
sions of the house. Also on motion of
Mi\ Dingley a similar resolution was
agreed to for the committee on ways
and means.
Messrs. Bankhead and Clarke of Ala
bama and Hutcheson of Texas appeared
on the floor for the first time this session
arid were sworn In by the speaker.
The house then at 12:5C. o’clock ad
journed until Mondav.
The Senate.
There was nothing of a directly war
like character in the senate discussion to
day, but there were several very signifi
cant financial propositions and declara
tions. The first of these was a resolu
tion offered by Mr. Vest directing the
secretary of the treasury to coin the sil
ver bullion in the treasury into stand
ard silver dollars, and to pay with them
the certificates Issued under the law of
July 14, 1890, in purchase of the bullion;
also to pay the greenbacks Ir. standard
silver dollars or in gold, using which ever
may be most abundant or convenient.
Mr. Vest wished to have his resolution
immediately considered, but objection
was made by Mr. Platt and the resolu
tion went over the day. A like fate at
tended a somewhat similar resolution of
fered by the new populist senator from
North Carolina, Mr. Butler, directing
the payment of the interest and principal
of the government’s coin obligations in
gold or silver as long as the two metals
are on a parity, and in silver when that
metal is below parity with gold. The
president's financial message of yester
day was Renounced by Senators Stewart
and Dubois. Thflt message, in Mr. Stew
art's opinion, proved that the president
was panic stricken. But all that the
president had to do to sustain the natlon
a credit was to pay the government's ob
ligations according to the contract. "Bet
him announce that,” Mr. Stewart ex
claimed, "and there will be no raids on
the treasury.”
Mr. Dubois aso condemned the mes
sage, and declared that it was "utterly,
absolutely Impossible to legislate finan
cially in accordance with the president’*
recommendations," and all that the mes
sage has done was to precipitate a tariff
discussion. Nobody, he said, wanted to
have bonds issued, and nobody wanted
to have greenbacks retired. He express
ed his belief that Mr. Vest's resolution
would be agreed to on the next legislative
day if a vote upon it were not prevented
by the action of the president’s friends.
A greeting of the federal senate of Bra
zil to the United States senate for the
"worthy message of President Cleve
land, which so strenously guards tha
dignity, sovereignty and freedom of the
American nations." was communicated
from the state department and was read
and referred to the committee on foreign
relations.
The fortifications bill heretofore intro
duced by Mr. Squire, republican, of
Washington, was reintroduced with an
"emergency clause" making the appro
priation of $87,000,000 immediately avail
able if so ordered by the president. Thia
clause, he said, was desirable "In view
of the changed conditions."
The holiday recess resolution having
failed between the two houses, the sen
ate, at 1:45 p. m., adjourned until Tues
day next.
The Roman Way.
Rome, Dec. 21.—The Italian soldiers
slain In the battle of Ambalagl. Abyssin
ia, were commemorated this morning in
a meeting held In the University of Rome.
The gathering contained a strong leaven
of socialists, who interrupted an address
delivered by the president of Oratorl by
crying, "Down with the African policy
of Crispl.” The rest of the audience re
torted with cries of "Viva, Italy, and the
Italian army,” and the uproar was con
tinued for some time. Some of the so
cialists cried. “Viva Menele," whereupon
a riot ensued, in which chairs were
thrown and fists were freely used, many
of the gathering being injured. Several
students were taken into custody by the
police outside of the university because
they refused to disperse when ordered to
do so. Rater a crowd of 300 students
a wreath upon the monument erected in
memory of the Italians killed at Dogall.
Weekly Bank Statement
New York, Dec. 21.—The weekly state
ment of the associated banks shows the
following changes:
Reserve, decrease, $1,302,525; loans, de
crease, $3,344,300: specie, Increase, $360,
700: legal tenders, decrease. $3,104,400; de
posits, decrease. $5,764,700: circulation, da
crease, $17,000.
The banks now hold $17,088,S0O In ex
cess of legal requirements.
Death of a Very Small Man.
Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 21.—William Heard,
a dwarf, who has been traveling for sev
eral vears, died here today at the Grady
hospital. He was one of the smallest
men in the world. He came here s4ck
from Chicago, where he had an engage
ment. He will be buried at Union Point,
Ga., his old home.

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