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And Yet While He Weeps They
Swear it Is Bread.
As Prepared by ttw Ways and Means Com
lithe Only Democratic Vote Favoring the
Measure— Republicans Vote Contra
ry to Their Principles and the
President’s Desire.
Washington. Dec. 28.—By a vote of 170
to 136 the house today passed the sec
tion of the bill introduced yesterday by
the committee on ways and means au
thorizing the issue of 3 per cent ooln
bonds to maintain the gold reserve.
Forty-seven republicans voted with the
democrats against the proposition, as
did all the populists and Mr. Newlands,
silver, of Colorado. Mr. Hutcheson of
Texas was the only democrat to ally
himself with the great body of republi
cans in support of the measure. There
was no opposition to the second section,
directing the sale of certificates of in
debtedness to meet temporary deficien
cies in revenue, and it was agreed to
and the bill passed without division. The
debate of the day preceding the vote on
the bill developed nothing new or
strange and was not marked by any In
cident of unusual Interest.
Mr. Crisp, in answer to questions by
Mr. Boutelle, declared his belief to be
that the government obligations were
not payable In gold alone, and that the
democrats opposed the pending bill be
cause they believed there was no neces
sity for the sale of bonds.
Mr. tjaizen expressed nis amazement
that Secretary Carlisle had such an idea
of the proprieties and decencies of public
life that he could, in an authorized in
terview, attack the'legislation proposed
by the house for protecting the credit of
the nation.
After the reading of the Journal the
discussion of the bond bill was resumed,
the discussion to close at 3 o’clock. The
first speaker was Mr. Broslus. The gold
reserve, he said, must be maintained
and the revenues to meet the expenses of
the government must be procured. The
propositions, he said, were fundamental
and undisputable.
Mr. McLaurin, democrat, of South
Carolina, said he should oppose the bill
because it would not only increase the
burdens, but legalize a series of improper
and unfounded assumptions by the sec
retary of the treasury. The bill should
clearly and explicitly state the purposes
of these provisions, so that the people
might know the intention of congress.
He was opposed to the bill for the’ further
reason that he believed rather in restrict
ing than extending the discretionary
powers of the treasury department.
Messrs. Cannon of Colorado, Payne of
New York, Hopkins of Illinois, Burton
of Missouri, Marsh of Illinois and Russell
of Connecticut spoke in favor of the bill.
Closing the debate in opposition to the
bill. Mr. Crisp said he would ask the re
publican members to a careful considera
tion of what the measure involved before
casting their vote. They could not, he
said, urge the passage of this proposi
tion and at the same time claim that it
was in response to the request of the
president, which was that he be author
ized to sell gold bonds. Further, they
were in favor of it or they were not, and
they ought to deal fairly and frankly
with the president and the people.
Mr. Boutelle—Is the gentleman from
Georgia in favor of It?
Mr. Crisp—I am not.
The democrats, he said, were united
In their opposition to the proposition
and united on principle. They believed
there was no necessity for the issuance of
bonds. If the republicans believed that
bonds were payable In gold they ought
to make them bear on their face that
fact. If the republicans believed that
bonds were payable In gold, Mr. Crisp
asked how they Justified their refusal to
save the tax payers $60,000,000 in inter
oct ns the Rporetnrv of the treasury had
stated would be the case by voting to
Insert "gold” Instead of “coin” In the face
of the bonds? The secretary of the
treasury had Informed the house that a
coin bond could not be sold at this time.
A colloquoy between Messrs. Boutelle
and Crisp over the views of the latter
as to whether or not obligations of the
government were payable in gold,
occasioned some amusement, and was
finally ended by the emphatic demand of
the speaker after Mr. Crisp had plain
tively asked if 'he could have the balance
of the time, "the house will be in order.”
Mr. Crisp stated that the point he was
making was that If the republicans be
lieved, as they had said, that government
bonds were payable in gold, they should
eo have expressed their views in the leg
islation proposed. For himself, he said
In closing, he did not believe that to be
the case. The house declared by the em
phatic vote of 189 to 79 upon the Mat
thews resolution its opinion that the ob
ligations of the government were paya
ble In gold or silver at the option of the
government, and that resolution was
adopted after the silver dollar had been
demonetised by the act of 1893.
Mr. Dalzell closed the debate on
the bill In favor of its passage. He said
If the legislation proposed had been on
the statute book it would have saved
to the peopi *. in the matter of interest
upon bonds Issued by the present ad
ministration alone, over *109.000.000. He
reviewed the provisions of the bill and
asked what was the object to the relief
proposed? What was th» president do
ing? he asked? By all the force and
power of the executive position decry
ing the legislation proposed. What Is
the secretary of the treasury doing by
authorizing interviews in the morning
papers denouncing the bill as it Is pro
posed? "I am surprised and amazed, Mr.
Speaker,” said Mr. Dalzell, "and I speak
with a deep sense of responsibility, that
a gentleman, who has been a member of
this house, a member of the other branch
of congress and a cabinet officer, should
have so little regard for the proprieties
and decencies of public life.”
The administration, continued Mr. Dal
zell, opposed the bill because it wanted
^nothing but gold bonds and to deal with
foreign syndicates. If he had stated tlio
truth and the facts which were as he
said, Mr. Dalzell asked why any republi
can should play Into the hands of the
democratic administration. I appeal, he
Impressively said In conclusion, to my
fellow republicans to think long and ear
nestly before they Join the democratic
forces. The division Is not for this time
In accordance with the provisions of
the order of debate. Mr. Johnson at 3
o'clock demanded a division on the ques
tion and the vote was taken on the first
section of the bill.
It resulted ayes 170, nays 136. The an
nouncement was received with applause.
The vote In detail was as follows:
Yeas: Republicans—Messrs. Acheson,
Adams, Aldrich, Anderson, Andrews,
Apsiey, Arnold, of Pennsylvania, Avery,
Babcock, Baker of Maryland, Barret*,
Bartholdt, Belknap, Bennett, Bingham,
Bishop, Black of New York, Blue, Botr
telle, Brewster, Bromwell. Brosius,
Brown, Bull. Burton of Ohio, Calderhead,
Cannon, Chickering, Clark of Missouri.
Godding, Coffin, Connolly, Cooke of Wis
consin, Cooke of Illinois, Cooper of Wis
consin, Corliss, Cousins, Curtis of Iowa,
Curtis of New York, Dalzell, Daniels,
Dayton, Dingley, Dolliver, Dovener,
Draper, Evans, Fairchild, Faris, Fenton,
Fisher, Fletcher, Foote, Foss, Fowler,
Gamble, Gardner, Gibson, Gillett of Now
York, Gillett of Massachusetts. Griffin,
Griswold, Grosvenor, Grow, Hadley. Ha
ger, Hainer, Halterman, Ilanly, Hardy,
Harmcr, Hatch, Heatwole, • Heiner,
Hemenway, Henderson, Henry of In
diana. Hicks. Hill. Hitt. Hooker. Hop
kins, Howe. Howell, Hubbard, Huff, Hu
lick, Hilling, Hull, Hunter, Hurly, Jen
kins, Johnson of Indiana, Johnson of
North Dakota, Joy, Kiefer. Knox, Kulp,
Lacy, Lefevre, Lelghty, Leisonrig. Leon
ard. Lewis. Lorimer, Londenslager, Lowe,
Mahany. Mahone, McCall of Massachu
setts, McCleary, MoEwan, Melklejohn,
Mercer, Miller of West Virginia, Milliken,
Milnes. Miner of Wisconsin, Moody,
Mosdey, Northway, Overstreet. Parker,
Payne, Phillips, Pitney. Poole. Pugh.
Quigg, Peyburn. Royse. Russell of Con
necticut, Scranton, Shannon, Sherman,
Simpkins, Smith of Illinois, Southard,
Southwick, Spalding, Sperry, Stahle,
Steele, Stewart of New Jersey, Stewart of
■Wisconsin, Stone, Charles W., Strode,
Strong, Taft, Taivney, Taylor, Thomas,
Tracy, Teloar Updegraff, Van Voorhls,
Wadsworth, Walker of Massachusetts,
Wanger, Warner, Watson of Indiana,
Watson of Ohio, Wellington, White, Wil
ber, Willis, Wilson of New York. Wood
man, Wright, 169.
Democrat—Mr. Hutcheson. Total,
•«. . _ __ A Db/.n
Baker of New Hampshire. Barhom.Beach,
Bowers, Broderick, Burrell, Burton of
Mlsslourl, Clark of Iowa, Colson, Curtis
of Kansas, Danford, Dewitt, Doolittle,
Eddy, Ellis. Graff. Harris, Hartman,
Herman, Hilborn, Hyde, Johnson of Cal
ifornia, Kerr, Kirkpatrick, Llnney, Dong,
Loud, Marsh, McCall of Tennessee, Mc
Laehian, McClure, Miller of Kansas,
Mondell. Murphy, Pearson, Pickier,
Prince, Reeves, Settle, Shaffruth.
Rnover, Tnwne, Walker of Virginia,
Wilson of Idaho, Wilson of Ohio,
Wood — 47. Democrats: Messrs. Ab
bott, Bailey, Bankhead, Bartlett of Geor
gia, Bartlett of New York, Bell of Texas,
Black of Georgia. Buck, Catchlngs. Clar
dy, Clarke of Alabama, Cobb of Ala
bama, Cobb of Missouri, Cooper of Flir
ida, Cooper of Texas. Cowen, Cox, Crain,
Crisp, Crowley, Culberson. Cummings,
Dearmond, Denny, Dinsmore, Dockery,
Downing, Elliott. Erdman. Hart, Hen
drick, Jones, Kendall, Kyle, Latimer,
Lawson, Lester, Livingston, Maddox. Mc
Clellan, McCreary, McCulloch. McDear
mon. McKenney, McLaurin, . McMlllin,
Meredith. Meyer, Miles, Miner of New
York, Neill, Otey, Owens, Patterson, Pen
dleton, Price, Richardson. Robbins, Rus
sell of Georgia, Sayres, Sorg, Spencer,
Strait, Sulzer, Swanson, Tarsney. Tate,
Terry, Tucker, Turner of Georgia, Tur
ner of Virginia, Tyler, Underwood,
Walsh, Washington. Wheeler. Williams,
Wilson of South Carolina, Woodward,
Yoakum—82. Populists: Messrs. Baker
of Kansas, Bell-of Colorado. Kem, Shuf
ford, Skinner, Strow—6. Sllverite—Mr.
Newlands—1. Total, 136.
There was no division upon the second
section of the bill, and it was declared
adopted and the bill passed at 3:25o'clock.
Mr. Dingley, chairman of the commit
tee on ways and means, stated that a
general understanding had been had that
no business would be transacted next
week, so that members who desired could
spend New Year's at home. Three-day
adjournments would be taken and busi
ness resumed on Monday, January 6.
Under that arrangement he moved that
■when the house adjourned today it would
be until Tuesday next. Agreed to.
Mr. Tarsney offered a resolution au
thorizing the reopening of the contest
of Vanhorn vs. Tarsney from the Fifth
district of Missouri for the purpose of
taking evidence in behalf of the con
testee, who had discovered the termina
tion of the period which, under the law,
evidence could be taken. It was accom
panied bv the affidavits of two election
clerks in Kansas City to the effect that
upon certain ballots the name of Tarsney
han been erased and Vanhorn substi
tuted, evidently by two persons only.
Mr. Tarsney made a brief statement of
the case, saying that when the testi
mony closed it was not possible to know
for whom the ballots had been cast. He
asked that the resolution and affidavits
be referred to the committee on elec
tions No. 2, before whom the contest
is pending.
Mr. janilHOn OI liiumutt inpitucu inai
a member should make a prima facie
showing In the house before the matter
was referred to a committee.
Mr. Crisp said the matter must go to
some committee, the house being unable
to reject It.
The speaker referred the resolution to
the committee on elections No. 2, as re
quested by Mr. Tarsney.
Mr. Hitt, republican, of Illinois, chair
man of the committee on foreign rela
tions. reported and the house agreed to
resolutions ordered by the committee At
Its meeting yesterday calling upon the
president for the correspondence In the
state department upon the Waller case.
the case of the American steamer Henry
Crosby fired upon by Santa Domingo
troops December 10, 1S93, and the matter
of the Cuban Insurrection. And In re
gard to the reported Boston, England
and Edinburg speeches of Ambassador
Bayard, wlhether or not the president
knows that such speeches were made,
and if so. whether any action has been
taken In regard thereto.
Mr. Cummings called up the senate
Joint resolution directing the secretary
of the navy to accept the ram Katahdin
and make It a part of the navy, and after
a brief discussion It was agreed to.
At 4:50 p. m. the house adjourned until
Tuesday next._
Lambert in Trouble.
New Cumberland. W. Va., Dec. 28.—
Ex-Mayor George Lambert, one of the
leading republicans In this part of the
state was arrested last nieht on a charge
of embezzlement preferred by McMahon,
Porter & Co., fire brick manufacturers.
Lambert has be^n secretary of the com
pany for vears and Is short In his ac
counts with the firm to the extent of
*15,000. __
8hoe Company Pails.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 28.—The Hilt Shoe
company. 232 Elm street, made a gen
eral assignment today to A. J. Knight.
The principal creditors are eastern shoe
houses. Liabilities, *15,000; assets esti
mated at *10.000.
Negotiating for a Loan.
Berlin, Dec. 28.—The Boersen Courier
says that the American government is
negotiating with the leading banks In
Berlin for a loan of *200,000.
Confident Candidates Vigorously
Pressing Their Claims
No Appointment Probable Before Late Next
Joseph Knap Considers Ufa Not Worth
the Living Without His Sweetheart
and Fires a Hill Into His
Montgomery, t>ec. 28.—(Special.)—The
matter of the appointment of a succes
sor to Solicitor James II. Little of the
Jefferson county criminal court still occu
pies the attention of thp governor. Hon.
John W. McQueen appeared on the scene
yesterday w(th a magnificent indorse
ment. Professor Henry and several other
prominent Jefferson politicians came
down and put in some good iickk for him.
Mr. McQueen is exceedingly popular here
and throughout the state by reason of
his having represented Jefferson twice
in the lower house, and the announce
ment of his candidacy through the news
columns of the State Herald has caused
an inpour of letters in his behalf from all
quarters of the state.
Mr. Henin s mends are also making
out a strong claim to the office for their
favorite. He Is well indorsed at home
and throughout the state.
Mr. Lee Bradley comes with a most
flattering Indorsement from Judge
Greene and a vefy large number of the
members of the Jefferson bar, besides
strong letters from the business men of
Birmingham. No man of his age in the
state probably could secure such strong
indorsements for so important an office,
and his friends have occasion to feel im
mensely gratified at the showing their
favorite has made.
The other candidates have made their
showing, and have returned to await the
governor’s decision. The impression now
is that the appointment will not be made
until late in next week. No matter which
way the dice fall Jefferson Is assured of
a competent and worthy solicitor.
A Sensational Suicide.
A sensational attempt at suicide was
made here last night by a young man
named Joseph Kemp. He had been at
tentive to a Miss Cole, daughter of W. J.
Cole, who lives on South Lawrence
street, and Mr. Cole, for some reason, ob
jected to his daughter’s receiving the
young man’s attentions. Last night
about 11 o'clock Kemp called at the Cole
residence and was refused admission,
whereupon he deliberately drew a pistol
from his pocket and placing the muzzle
to his temple fired. The ball ranged
downward, passing under the brain, but
the wound nevertheless is pronounced to
be fatal. Kemp was t/fen Into Mr.
Cole’s residence where he still remains In
a sinking condition. Mr. Cole and his
family are greatly distressed about the
occurrence. All of the parties are of good
Colonel Wadsworth Hurt.
A gentleman from Wadsworth reports
that Col. W. W. Wadsworth was thrown
from his buggy yesterday by an unruly
mule and sustained a very painful frac
ture of his right arm. The injuries are
reported as being exceedingly painful, but
not necessarily serious.
A New Directory.
The Maloney Directory company of
Chattanooga, Tenn., will begin work at
once to issue a revised edition to their
Montgomery City Directory issued last
January. A entire house-to-house can
vass will be made and all the removals,
changes, arrivals and departures will be
recorded in this edition, making the di
rectory complete and up-to-date.
Rsv. Mr. Shelton Enters College.
Rev. John Bass Shelton leaves to
night for Louisville to enter the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary to take a
full theological course. Mr. Shelton will
continue to make Montgomery his home,
and will spend his vacations here. Mr.
Shelton's past has been a brilliant suc
cess, but he hopes to make the future
even a more brilliant success, by his pro
posed three years course of study.
Shot by a Sheriff.
Deputy Sheriff Mat Waller went out
to the Pine Level neighborhood, in this
county, this afternoon to arrest Durham
Bostic, alias Dan Bostic, a negro of bad
character for an assault. The negro re
sisted arrest and fired on the officer,
whereupon Mr. Waller shot him, several
balls taking effect. He was brought to
the city tonight. His injuries, while se
rious, will not result In anything more
than the loss of an arm.
A Reception Follows Addresses by Diatin
tinguished Members.
Atlanta, Dec. 28.—S. A. E day at the
exposition was observed today in a very
aproprlate and unique way. There were
present fully 200 members of this well
known college fraternity from all parts
of the union, representing about twenty
five different states. Rev. Dr. J. W.
Heldt opened the exercises with prayer.
Mr. a. Henry Harrison then Introduced
the speakers with appropriate addresses
and Mr. Henry H. Cabanlsawas the first
to speak. The next speaker was Dr.
Heldt, who delivered a very able address.
One of the unique features of the exer
cises was the presentation of a bouquet
of American beauty roses to Mrs. Loulle
M. Gordon, wife of the late Walter S.
Gordon, who was one of the most dis
tinguished members of the fraternity.
After the presentation Mrs. Gordon re
sponded in a very fitting manner.
Mr. Albert M. Austin, the eminent su
preme archon of the fraternity, delivered
a short and appropriate address. The
next speaker was Champe S. Andrews of
Chattanooga, the eminent Supreme treas
urer of the fraternity, who responded In
behalf of the fraternity. After the ex
ercises President Collier gave them a re
ception in the administration building.
Immedately >after this Mrs. Gordon, as
sisted by Mrs. Porter King, also gave a
reception In the woman’s building. The
afternoon was spent in taking In the
midway and the expostlon in general.
Tonight an elaborate box party was giv
en to all visiting members at|the Grand.
These exercises conclude th^ three col
lege days fn this ctty. WMch was the
largest and most representative body of
college men ever assembled together In
the south.
Excitement Over the Venezuelan
Dispute All a Fake.
Our Financial and Tariff Troubles Attracting
Europe’s Attentiou.
A New Issue ol Bonds by the United States
Is Watched With Much Interest
and the Demand Is
London, Dec. 28.—Notwithstanding the
condition of excitement under which the
country was alleged to be laboring ow
ing to the attitude of the United States
on the Venezuelan dispute, which ex
citement, by the way, was only mani
fested by the newspapers and not by the
people. Prime Minister Salisbury spent
the whole week quietly at his residence,
Hatfield house, with his family and a
few guests. Two messengers went dally
between Hatfield house and the foreign
office carrying dispatches. Those whose
business, even during the holiday period,
obliged them to visit the foreign office
found the atmosphere motionless, and
not a trace of the recent supposed ex
citement. Few communications have
been received during the week from any
quarter, and most of those received were
from Constantinople.
Lord Salisbury, in appointing Sir Au
gustus Hemming to the governorship of
British Guiana in succession to Sir
Charles Cameron Lee, had in view Sir
Augustus’ services In delimiting British
and French territory in went Africa.
The nomination of Sir Augustus was due
to the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, sec
retary of state for the colonies, wlip per
suaded Lord Salisbury to make a*n un
precedented departure from official cus
tom in raising Sir Augustus from a chief
clerkship in the colonial office to a colo
nial governorship. Sir Augustus had
studied the Venezuelan frontier question.
He coached Mr. Chamberlain on the sub
ject, and probably supplied Lord Salis
bury with material Information. The
financial and tariff troubles of the United
States strain the anxletieR of practical
men more than does President Cleve
land’s message on the Venezuelan dis
pute. Opinion remains In a kind of sus
pense, behind which, however, there Is a
feeling of greater confidence In the Imme
diate future than the financial press as
sumes. A most eminent financial au
thority told the representalve of the
llnlVd Press that bonds of a 4 per cent
goli loan would be readily token here.
Thr- per cent gold bonds would also
find a European market, but coin bonds
might be distrusted. As a matter of fact,
European Investors do not doubt there
will be a recovery In the finances of the
Unlied States. Referring to the proph
ecies of a suspension of gold payments
by the United States, the same authority
holes that this should not seriously affect
the values of American stocks, though
much would depend on what premium
gold attained.
Sir Nicholas O’Connor. ex-British min
ister of China, Is spending a short holi
day here prior to going to his new post
at St. Petersburg, where he succeeds Sir
F. C. Lascelles as British ambassador.
It has been learned that before he left
Pekin Sir Nicholas procured the assent
of China to the cession to Great Britain
of four states on the Burmo-Chinese
fronti“r, giving British trade direct
access to southwest China. The terri
tory ceded is an area eight times greater
than the territory recently ceded by Chi
na to France. British diplomats therefore
chuckle and congratulate Sir Nicholas
upon his acumen. An Anglo-Chlnese
commission Is about to meet for the pur
pose of delimiting the new frontiers con
tained within the cession. A special
military commission has gone to Yunnan
and Zelchuen and arrangements are be
ing made for the establishment of British
consulates in those Chinese provinces.
Much interest is displayed In finan
cial circles here regarding the proposed
new American bond issue. Pending the
official announcement, however, of the Is
sue of the loan, the Interest to be paid
and whether gold or coin bonds will be
given to secure the loan, nothing defi
nite can be predicted as to its Influence
on the European markets. There is a
difference of opinion, here as to the recep^
tlon the London market would give
even to new bonds bearing 4 per cent in
terest, but It is significant that whereas
a few days ago all Idea of taking part
of the Issue was scouted, such an action
Is now discussed as a probability.
The Times repeats the report that the
Rothschilds have declined to take any of
the bonds at the present moment. It
adds that doubtless capitalists will be
found here ready to participate in the is
sue at a satisfactory price. The Statist
holds that in any case the bonds will not
bo nftafuA in TTurnnp
The Economist says that short dated 3
per cent coin bonds would certainly not
be taken up in London, and, although
they were placed in the United States,
the treasury would be unable to retain
the gold realized by their sale, as it
hitherto has been unable to retain the
proceeds of former emissions.
The Dally News, in its financial ar
ticle today, takes a view similar tothat
held by the gentleman referred to as au
thority for the statement that a 4 per
cerit gold loan would be taken here. This
view, the representative of the United
Press can positively affirm, is now the
leadlng'one entertained In the city, where
the disposition grows to consider the
loan purely on its merits.
The Dally News contends that any de
finite official Intimation of a permanent,
peadeatfie character will find a ready
financial response here, which will show
that neither resentment nor distrust is
felt Even as the mafter stands, a con
siderable share of the new issue could
be secured In Europe.
With reference to the Venezuelan sit
uation, It can be said that the British
Guiana chartered company, over which
the St. James Gazette Is trying to get up
a sensation, has not been chartered, nor
is it likely to get a charter until every
thing Is amicably arranged between Lon
don and Washington.
A dispatch of the Bight Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain, secretary of state for the
colonies,, offering to make concessions
within the Pchomburgk line, was written
obviously -to strengthen the British case
against the contentions advanced by the
Hon. Richard Olney, the American secre
tary of state. An Engl'sh syndicate, re
lying on Mr. Chamberlain's suggestions,
made proposals to the Guiana govern
ment asking for the grant of huge tracts
of land between the Eaaequibo and the
Schomburgk frontier. The syndicate
asked too much, and met with a refusal.
A meeting of colonial residents held In
Georgetown, chiefly representatives of
the planter interest, formed a board
w.iich was used to petition the govern
ment for a limited concession. All this
happened prior to the sending to con
gress of President Cleveland's message
anent the boundary dispute. The St.
James Gazette admits that though there
is no reason why Mr. Chamberlain should
delay his decision in the matter of the
concession out of consideration for the
feelings of Venezuela, he will probably
hold the matter in abeyance in view of
the tension- between Great Britain and
the United States. Developments in the
eaBt point to tin entente between Russia
and Great Britain, under which Russia
will temporarily occupy the disturbed
provinces in Asia Minor. Great Britain
co-operating with Russia on the sea
board. Russian overtures to this effect
are undoubtedly before Lord Salisbury.
The news yesterday from St. Petersburg
adds to the belief that such negotiations
are in progress. As stated by the United
Press, the deputation of Armenian eccle
siastics who were sent on a mission to
St. Petersburg to ask the protection of
the czar for their persecuted co-religion
ists were told by Prince Lobanoff Ros
tovsky, the Rilssiafi minister of foreign
affairs, that the czar, If he were publicly
Invited by at least three of the great
powers, Including England, would be
able to pacifically administer to the dis
turbed provinces of Anatolia, but that in
order to do so he must have the support
of Europe.
Such action as this would be in line
with the policy that is supported by the
liberals here and would be acquiesced in
by the conservatives, who are discon
tented with the diplomatic defeat the
sultan has inflicted on England.
The Duke of Argyll, w-ho since he de
serted Mr. Gladstone, has become an
intimate friend of Lord Salisbury, has
written a letter in which he comments
on the absence of a genuine European
concert on the Armenian question. He
says w-ith reflection on Asia Minor that
if a combination of the powers cannot
effect, Great Britain must give up her
Jealousies and Invite Russia to do what
she could accomplish w-ith ease.
The St. James Gazette, which waj? the
first newspaper to print the ultimatum
of Great Britain to Venezuela on October
19, publishes today a statement that
Initial steps have been taken in British
Guiana to form a chartered company,
whose operations shall lie between the
Essequibo and the Schomburgk line. The
Gazette proceeds to say that the origin
of this important political development is
to be found in a dispatch which Mr.
Chamberlain, colonial secretary wrote in
September, sketching the new policy of
the Imperial government as regarded in
terior affairs and inquiring if local capi
talists were prepared to take up a large
concession In the northeast and develop
its mineral and other resources, at the
same time hinting that if not there were
people in the Unltd Kingdom who were
willing to do so.
me ..azeie men goes uu iu c*'*1*- a '
port of a meeting held in British Guiana
for the purpose of forming a chartered
company to take up Mr. Chamberlain's
offer. The paper, which claims to know
the policy of the colonial office, says it Is
certain that Great Britain will not con
sent to leave to arbitration the entire
territory claimed by Venezuela, hence if
the bona fide official guarantees of local
applicants are satisfactory MiOre is no
reason whv Great Britain should stay
her hand by not granting a charter, de
spite the tension between England and
the United States. _
Due Solely to the Various Bond Issues, Says
the New York Financier in Its Weekly
New York, Dec. 28.—The New York Fi
nancier says this week:
The year closes with the loans of the
clearing house hanks at their lowest fig
ure, the totals $478,466,500 being two
millions under the returns made April 27,
when the loan Item stood at $480,438,500.
The unusually heavy decrease of $11,180,
100 In loans for the week Just ended re
flects the contraction which the panic of
ten days’ brought about and the only sur
prise is that the closing out of loans was
not larger. The shrinkage from the high
est point reached during the year is, how
ever, over $44,000,000. At the time. Sep
tember 14, when the banks had outsand
ing the largest total of loans in the his
tory of the clearing house, their deposits
were $571,786,200, or more than $70,000,000
in excess of the present deposits and the
excess reserve was something over $25,
000,000 or $10,000,000 larger than at pres
A new bond issue, therefore, comes at
a time when the excess reserve Is down
to $15,000,000 as against $45,000,000, when
the previous issue was made. The total
loss of gold since January, 1894, due al
most entirely to the different bond Issues,
lias been over $45,000,000.
For the first time since October 12, the
banks lost gold last week, the decrease
in specie being $742,300. The loss in legal
tenders was $4,457,200, which was due to
gold exports and to other causes which
were incident to the panicky condition of
the market. The falling oft of $16,201,500 in
net deposits Is almost unprecedented, but
will not be strange to note an Increase In
this Item after the first of the year. The
dividend period now at hand will likely
change the complexion of the statement
for the better within a very short time.
As it Is the outlook is for a firm money
market for some time to come.
The Treasury Roceives Halt a Million Over
Washington. Dec. 28.—The treasury re
ceipts for December will probably exceed
the expenditures by about 2500,000, and
leave the deficit for the half year at
about 215,600,000. So far this month the
treasury has exchanged 218,000,000 in gold
for legal tenders, and for the half year
to date about 274,000,000.
Mr. Cannon of Illinois, chairman of the
house committee on appropriations, to
day appointed Messrs W. A. Stone of
Pennsylvania, Blue of Kansas, North
way of Ohio, Robertson of Louisiana
and Layton of Ohio the sub-committee
on pensions.
The president has pardoned Peter D.
Sarvis, eonvlcttfc in Georgia of robbing
a postoffice and sentenced to ten years'
Attorney-General Harmon has appoint
ed K. M. Landis special assistant district
attorney for the Northern district of Illi
nois to prosecute the beef trust. Mr.
Landis was formerly private secretary of
Secretary Gresham.
Sliced Off His Ear.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 28.—At a dance
near Middleburg, Fla., last night James
Katcher sliced off Ernest Kirkland’s ear
while the latter was dancing with a
young lady. Jealousy was the cause.
Insane Murderer.
Fargo, N. D„ Dec. 28—A few miles from
Buffalo, this state, this afternoon, C. A.
Peterson went violently insane and mur
dered Dr. A. A. Young, one of the most
prominent physicians in the state.
Spreading His Sails He Silently
Steals Away
And k* ast Stock of Naught But Verbid
1 Bo Decided Monday—Mr. Iselin
x Grows Warm Under the Examiua
ition of Euslhh Barrister
af for Dunraven.
New York, Dec. 28.—The Earl of Dun
raven, accompanied hy his friend, Arthur
Glennie, rear commodore of the Royal
Portsmouth Yacht club, sailed for Eng
land at 2 o'clock this afternoon on board
the Cunarder Umbria. The investigation
of the charges made by Lord Dunraven
against those in charge of the Defender
had not been concluded when the noble
earl and his henchman took their depar
ture today, and only part of the evidencel
in rebuttal had been given when the spe
cial comniittee, consisting of J. Fierpont
Morgan, chairman; George Eockhart
Rives, secretary; William C. Whitney,
Capt. A. T. Mahan, United States
navy, and Hon. E. J. Phelps, adjourned
the hearing until 10 o’clock Monday
The manner in which the Irish earl
made his second visit to New York this
year, and the extraordinary means that
were taken to avoid his being ntervlew
ed by reporters, were only slight precau
tions In comparison with the effor.s that
were resorted to in order to keep even
the hare fact of his exit today from the
public. There seemed to be somewhat
of a division of sentiment between tho
members of the New York Yacht club
as to Dunraven’s visit, but In the end
the divergence appeared, after the man
ner of a paradox, to converge in an
unnanimity of opinion that he was non
suited. Some of the members suid plain
ly that the noble earl had not left the
country any too soon for his own" good,
while other prominent yachtsmen re
garded his personal reiteration on this
side of the water of the charges made
In the Field in the light of a huge game
of "bluff.'’ While the secrecy Im
posed by the court on all connected with
the case was observed as to definite
statements of what had ocurred in ses
sion, It did not take the breaking of any
breach of confidence to find out how the
tide had turned.
As on yesterday morning, George L.
Rives was the first to reach the head
quarters of the New York Yacht club,
at 67 Madison avenue. He was followed
by Latham A. Fish, C. Oliver Iselln, Jos
eph H. Choate, Herbert C. Leeds of Bos
ton and Captutn Malian, U. S. N. Capt.
Hank Haff and Captain Terry and the
rest of Defender's crew, Messrs. J. Pier
pont Morgan and William C. Whitney
drove up before 10 o'clock, and A. Cass
Canfield, secretary of the America's cup
committee, walked In later. Lord Dun
raven and Mr. Askwith, with Arthur
Cjlennie, I. A. G. Hamilton and David G.
Henderson strolled leisurely to the club
house. Newberry Thorne. J. Duller Dun
can and Hon. E. J. Phelps were among
the last to arrive. At 10:20 a. m. the bur
gee of the club was hauled up and the
committee went Into session.
The Defender syndicate presented tes
timony in rebuttal of that offered by
Lord Dunraven yesterday, and although
the gentlement who were present at the
Inquiry refused to talk for publication
It was learned on good authority that the
charges made by Lord Dunraven were
totally disproved. Lord Dunraven’s
case was based upon suspicion and In
ference from the fact that her tender,
the Hattie Palmer, had remained along
side until a late hour the night before
the first race. This and other allega
tions made by Lord Dunraven were ex
plained by those In charge of the De
fender. and positive statements were
made by Mr. Iselln, Mr. Herreshoff and
Captain Haff that no tampering with
ballast took place.
I ne proceedings luuay upeneu wmi an
argument between Joseph H. Choate,
counsel for the Defender, and Mr. Ask
with. L^rd Dunraven's counsel, as to the
advisab :ity of a portion of the evidence
offered In support of the charges. After
this Lord Dunraven was recalled for a
few minutes to make clear one or two
points in the testimony offered yesterday.
He was followed by Nat HereshofT. build
er and designer of the Defender, who said
that any such changes of ballast as were
charged would handicap rather than aid
the yacht. He said that Bhe had been
found to be stiff enough for any weather,
and the addition of ballast would only re
tard her. He also stated that only three
tons of movable ballast had been pro
vided, and that It would re quire at least
fourteen tons to sink the boat 4 Inches
beyond her measured water line. AfW"
Mr. Askwith had made Mr. Hereahoff go
over his statements several times and
had failed to tangle him up, Mr. C. Oliver
Iselin took the stand. He told Just what
was done on the Defender on the night
preceding the first race and the follow
ing night. He declared that no ballast
had been added after the official measure
had been taken, and that none had been
removed before the remeasurement. His
testimony was direct and convincing. He
said that it was absolutely impossible for
the alleged changes In ballast to have
taken place without his knowledge. That
he certainly would have known It If the
Defender was 1 Inches deeper tn the wa
ter on the day of the first race than she
had been on the previous day. and that
the quantity of lead necessary to make
such a change could not be stowed so aa
to escape his observation.
Mr. Askwith gave him a severe cross
examination. and Mr. Iselin became quite
hot under the questions that were asked
by the English barrister. He was in
clined to resent the Inference to be drawn
from the questions, and Mr. Askwith
had a difficult task to obtain direct an
swers. At 12:40 o'clock recess was taken
for luncheon.
At 2 p. m. the hearing was resumed
with Mr. Iselin still In the witness chair.
He was followed by Capt. Hank Haff,
who testified positively that there was
no addition of ballast and no Increase
of the water line. He stuck to that In
spite of all the subtleties of Mr. Ask
wlth’s cross-examination, and corrob
orated the testimony of Mr. Iselin as to
the work on the Defender before and
after the first race. It was nearly «
o’clock before Mr. Askwith finished with
Captain Haff, and It was concluded to ad
journ the hearing until 10 a. m. on Moo

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