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the morn Ino news I
L r .cubbed 1860, Incorporated 1888.1.
•| tsT “ j. H. E9TILL, President. )
GERMANY WANTS AVAR.
AN AMERICAN VESSEL FIRED ON
h OFF ZANZIBAR.
one of Her Masts Broken by the Shot
_Ono or Two of the Berlln Editors
7ware that Bismarck Had Better Go
Flow-Congressman Morrow Favors
" very Decisive Method of Pro
■ cedure-
Washington, Jan. 25.—Representative
M , irr ,;>w of California, who is chairman of
ti.o sub-committee of the House committee
foreign affairs, intends to call the sub
committee together ami get to work
ttt ‘ the earliest opportunity. Ho says
bis views on Samoan affairs are
positive and have been made known
through a resolution introduced by him
u! the°House at the last session. The statu
quo at the time the representatives of the
l uited States, Germany and England met,
he savs, must be restored, and this would
necessitate the replacement of King Malei
toa in the position from which he was so
unlustly removed bv the German agents
ami sent to the Marshall islands. This step,
Mr Morrow insisted, must be preliminary
t 0 all y further negotiatio son the subject.
NAVAL PREPARATIONS.
Mr. Herbert, chairman of the naval com
mittee of the House, has not yet received a
response to his letter to Secretary Whitney
inviting suggestions as to any amendments
that may in his judgment be necessary to
meet any emergency that may arise as the
result of the Samoan affair, ft is apparent
that the members of the committee are en
tirely willing to comply with any reason
able "request of the navy department in this
respect. The committee in is report
pn the naval appropriation bill
voted with satisfaction that the
contractors for supplying gun forgings and
armor-plate for the navy, expect to begin
deliveries in March next, although they are
rot required to do so by the terms of their
contracts before February, 1890, and there
j- s me talk of stimulating them to greater
efforts by making an appropriation for a
bonus to be paid for early deliveries of ma
terial.
AMERICANS MEAN BUSINESS.
London, Jan. 25.—Lord Salisbury had a
long interview to-day with Count von
Haifield, the German ambassador. The
former is indisposed. Germany’s views on
the Samoan muddle and Zanzibar question
causes distrust in admiralty circles and
mysterious silence is maintained regarding
her aval reinforcements. It is stated at
the foreign office that America means busi
ness and that the American naval officers
in Samoa express confidence in their ability
to hold their own.
GERMANY SUPERCILIOUS.
Berlin, Jan. 25.—The National Zeitung ,
referring to the action of the senatorial
committee at Washington on the Samoa
affair, says that measures for the protection
of the autonomy of the Samoan Islands are
superfluous, because it is not threatened by
any one. The sole interest of America con
sists in not allowing her good relations with
Germany to be jeopardized by a few iu
triguiu? adventurers.
Thu Vostische Zeitung, in reviewing the
article in the Cologne Gazette of yesterday,
holds that it would be a mistake to attach
no importance to the measures taken by
President Cleveland, merely because he is
to be sin rlly succeeded by Gen. Harrison.
It points out that the authority for dealing
with foreign affairs rusts with the Ameri
can Senate, and warns the semi-official
press that it would bo unwise to try and ap
pease the German public with “lailacious
illusions."
AN OUTRAGE OFF ZANZIBAR.
Paris, Jan. 25.—A dispatch to the Temps
from Zatiz.bar says; “An American sailing
vessel bound from Zanzibar to Madagascar,
vs fired on by a German vessel and one of
her masts was broken.”
IRRITATION AT BERLIN
London, Jan. 26, 5 a. M.-Tbe Stand
ard's Berlin correspondent says: “Secre
tary Bavard’s implied attack upon the Ger
man p ■!: y in Samoa has caused great irri
ta:i u here, but that feeling is suppressed,
lu the meantime, many think that England
and Germany should establish a joint pro
t rale, to which America would not ob
ject.' 1
THROTTLING TRUSTS.
The faenate Further memla the Bill on
the Subject.
Washington, Jan. 25.—The Senate to
day proceeded to consideration of the bill
reported from tho finance oommittee to
cHure unlawful trusts and combinations
he restraint of trade and production.
,h"^ first section war amende! by making it
“ • ms to goods transported into or
. 1 ;r " ic of Cffumbia.
• •r. i.-sr pffered nn amendment to cone
j, I ’- : ‘ ’•’d.ti ral section. It provides that
!■ ‘ m'V 1 * ,! “ purposes of such combination
s ! ■“ llu to compel any person, or partner
'r corporation, to become a
!j r; , ’’ it, or to cease from
p /* T: y lawful business, or to sell or dis
. a v lawful business, such person,
-w O' or company mav sue for and
wh ' i'* 1 " arna ™’ : that any purchaser
t a ' ip account of such combination)
r.r!v' a 7 ‘fOEoased price for the article
a v ' 111 *y su " f° r Rnd recover dam
t',' '" ln , :i,i y 1 ftr t>' to tho combination,
tnenument was agreed to.
Made to cover existing combines.
•o Lush, called the attention "f Mr.
' vno >u charge of the bill, to
antdv * tliat the Kill did not seem to
i,in, • .i.' ‘' ri '’ting trus’s, and ho offered an
. n ;ut an additional
t ? l,iat person who, thirty days
t- AT . ‘ M *>etment of the low, shall net as
"'“r, trustee or ngent of any
I* ■'“’Hiittion, s- all be liable to tho
-1 > I' l "vi'lcij in the bill. This was
OavVi, , t'T the substitution of ninety
Mr* I'- *' ‘ r bLirty.
t n ;' ' iU “tf red an amendment making
trust r,,,,?' 1 U " bother the principal of the
f •, " s J n the United States or in a
Dm'! 1 ' '''-dry. and Mr. H swart offered
hi. l a'e , 'j' ‘MMit his "gold and silvor cor
a.-: 'vci/V ain *' ,l '|ed was ordered printed,
ie pending umeudiuents.
!av ~ r -—Senator Call to
ot* ' * joint resolution in the
gst.f, .1 1 e i p late SIO,OUO for an Invests
e-tru 4 . ; ” tains and the best methods of
I'aul Gif,i'er an" I 6n .v lng - V '‘ ll,, ' v fpV(ir , by Dr.
and other competent witnesses.
Lev. Gilmore's Return.
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•' K wl , U 'orgia Tent No. 151. I.
We-it, nv’, ‘; l,e " n 111 toe city for the fast
•f bavin,. It, , successful in his misai.m
Wue iu srar n k M *'l tec * burned to Lis
u oav *nnah to-day.
Appropriations.
duv Ja ?u %Sk — Ux ih * Bnate to-
lho appropriations com-
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The Morning News.
MUTTERINGS ON PANAMA.
An Outbreak Among the Laborers Apt
to Occur at Any Moment.
Washington, Jan. 25.—Dispatches were
received at the state department to-day
from the U nited States consul general at
Aspinwall, dated Jan. 15. He says that on
Jan. 14 the canal contractor at Culebra re
duced the wags of the laborers to $1 20 in
debased coin—about SO cents in American
gold—whereupon the men, mostly negroes,
refused to work and fold the police that
they would rob for a living. In the efforts
of tho police to quell the disturbance re
volvers were used, and a serious riot seemed
imminent, but at the time of the consul
general's writing the arrival of soldiers had
a pacifying effect and quiet was restored.
the situation at colon.
A dispatch was received from the United
States consul at Colon, dated Jan. 13, in
wtiichit is stated that there are 10,009
workmen employed along the line of the
canal, and fully twice that number of
hansers-on, all of the very cum of the
earth. The air there was filled with ru
mors as to the disposal of tho canal problem,
out the informants said that the reports
from foreign governments, and the news in
tho pro -s of the is! hmus was at times so
conflicting that it was impossible to obtain
any correct impressions of tho probabili
ties.
THE WAR VESSELS.
There wns, at the time of writing, the
French man-of-war Poland lying iu the
harbor at Colon, a cruiser of the first class,
heavily armed and armored. There was a
small English war vessel, tho Lilv, there.
It is thought at the department that the
Ossipee, which sailed from Jamaica Jan.
21, has by this time reached Colon.
MEETING OF THE SHAREHOLDERS.
Paris, Jan. 25. —Two manifestos will be
presented at the meeting of tho Panama
canal shareholders announced for to-mor
row. One is signed bv the temporary ad
ministrators, and will detail the negotia
tions which have resulted in the formation
of anew company. The other is signed by
Count do Lesseps, and expresses
the shareholders’ profound gratitude to the
administrators for preventing tho collapse
of tho work and aunoun es the intention of
the new company. It states that tho chief
engineer has estimate 1 that the total outlay
stiff necessary to complete the canal is
450,000,000 francs.
SUNDRY CIVIL EXPENSES.
The House Adopts Several Amend
ments to the Bill.
Washington, Jan. 25. —The House went
into committee of the whole, with Mr.
Dockery of Missouri in the chair, on the
sundry civil appropriation biff.
The pe ding paragraph w-as that provid
ing that the royalty used for the use of
steam pl ite presses in the bureau of engrav
ing and printing shall be 1 cent per 1,000
impressions. The amendment offered by
Mr. White of Now York, fixing tho roy
alty at $1 (the royalty paid under the ex
isting contract) was defeated without
division.
The amendment offered by Mr. Long of
Massachusetts, fixing the royalty at 50
cents, was lost by a vote of 81 to 85.
The amendment offered by Mr. Farquhar
of New York providing that no part of the
appropriation made by the bill shall be used
for the repair or construction of steam plate
printing presses was agreed to by a vote of
46 to 41.
MAY STOP USING THEM.
Mr. Randall offered an amendment pro
viding that unless the patentee of steam
presses shall accept the SSOO already paid as
a royalty on each pres3 and tho rate per
thousand sheets herein provided (1 cent),
the presses shall not be used by tho gov
ernment after the close of the nresent fiscal
year. This amendment was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Outhwaite of Ohio an
amendment was adopte 1 providing that tho
name of every person whose portrait is
printed on government securities shall be
printed under the portrait.
Tho appropriation for repairs to light
houses was increased $35,000; that for tho
sa aries of lighthouse keepers $25,000, and
that for the pay of custodians and janitors
of public buildings $130,000. Fending action,
the committee rose and the House, at 4 ;45
o’clock, took a recess until 7:30 o’clock, tho
evening session to be for the consideration
of private pension biffs.
TAXES ON TOBACCO.
The Virginia Delegation Goes Home
Full of Hope.
Washington, Jan. 35.—Representative
elect Venable of Virgiuia was at the capitol
to-day in company with a delegation of
Virginia farmers and tobacco-growers, sent
here to further the passage of the Cowles
internal revenue bill. Tho delegation con
templated appearing formally before the
appropriations committee (which has charge
of the Cowles bill), but Chairman
Randa'l, while welcoming them cord.ally
and expressing the willingness of the mem
bers of the committee to hear, as members
of the House, anything they might wish to
say, intimated that the committee, as a
body, did not care to enter into any formal
hearings regarding it as hardly proper to
do so.
REITERATED HIS VIEWS
While making r.o promises, he freely re
iterated his well known v.ows touching tlie
propriety of a; olishiog the tobacco tar, and
tho delegation, which left for home to-day,
went away under the conviction that if the
wavs and means committee and > not report a
measure of relief for the tobacco growers
the appropriations committee will do so,
and that tho bill will pass the House by a
largo majority when it comes before that
body. The members of the delegation were
particularly eloquent this morning in de
lecting the hardships from which the to
bacco growers of Virginia and neighbor
ing states suffer as a result of the enforce
ment of the internal revenue laws.
Money for the Army.
Washington. Jan. 25. —In t he House to
day, Mr. Townshend of Illinois, from the
committee on military affairs, reported the
army appropriation* bill, and it was
placed upon the calendar.
He also reported tho bill to establish a
national military and naval mu oum in
Waihington. It was referred to the com
mittee of tho w uo> ■.
In the .Senate to-dav the military neademv
appropriation bill was taken up, amended
and passed.
The bill provides for an aggregate appro
priation < f 121,466,415, whicn is $4,Ss5 .o s
than tho appropriation for the current
y. ar. The estimates were |21,9?0.355, ex
clusive of a provision for sea oast defenses.
The bill follows very closely that passed last
year. _______________
Private Pension Bills.
Washington, Jan. 25.—The Senate late
this afternoon proceeded to the considera
tion of the private pen-ion bills on the cal
endar. Among the thirty bills passed was
one (a Senate bill) lncrea lng the pension of
the widow of G.-n. Rousseau to 1100 a
month. , _
After a br let executive session the Sen
ate, at 4:45 o’cl ok, adjourned till Monday.
At its evening session, the House pa*ed
twenty-nine pension bills, and at 10 o’clock
adjourned until to-morrow.
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1889.
ALLISON MAKES A POINT.
A CONFERENCE ASKED ON THE
SENATE TARIFF BILL.
The House Tariff Reformers Won’t Be
Fooled, However, and the Bill Will
Go to the Ways and Means Commit
tee—lt Will Be Speedily Considered
and Non-Concurrence Recom
mended.
Washington, Jan. 25. —1n the Senate
to-day Mr. Allison moved that tho Senate
insist on its amendment to the tariff bill,
and ask for a conference with tho House on
the hill and amendment. The motion
was agreed to without objection.
Before the tariff bill went to the House
from the Senate this afternoon there was
indorsed on it, in compliance with a motion
of Mr. Allison adopted by the Senate, a
statement that the Senate adhere to its
amendments and request a conference.
This is an unusual but not unprecedented
courso to pursue, and is aff pted for the
purpose of expediting the consideration of
the hill.
CAUSED COMMOTION.
This action of the Seriate caused mild
commotion among the interested members
of the House when it was made known to
them. The impro sion in some quarters
was that tho Senate had v ry cleverly
trapped the ways and means committee. It
would bo out of the ordinary course
for the House to refu-e to accede
to the request of the Senate for
a conference, yet if tins request is
granted the result will bo to prevent tho
ways and means committee from passing
upon the Seriate amendments to the tariff
bill. Again it is argued tlratJif the Hou-e
should refuse to comply, this refusal would
put it in the position oil declining to second
the efforts of the S mate to secure speedy
act.on upon the tariff bill.
WHAT MEMBERS SAY.
Several members of tho ways anil means
committee, when spoken to about the mat
ter, expressed a belief that tho request for
a conference would not be granted until the
bill hail gone through the regular course iu
the House and the committee.
Mr. Breckinridge of Kentucky said the
rules of the House require aff bills coming
back with Senate amendments to be re
ferred to the proper committee. The tariff
biff could not be sent to conference in
violation of this rule, for a single objection
would suffice to prevent it. He ag 1 eed with
other members of the commit ee in the
opinion that the Senate’s request for an im
mediate conference would be refused.
WHAT WILL BE DONE.
To-morrow Speaker Carlisle will, in due
course of routine, refer the Senate substi
tute for the Mills bill to the ways and means
committee. The ways and means commit
tee will send it at once to the public printer
to be printed. As there are 40,000 words in
it, it will hardly be ready for committee
purposes before the middle of next week. As
soon as it is in print the committee will
proceed to consider it item by item, sitti g
if necessary every day for that purpose.
Some report will bo made ou it as promptly
as possible. This is all that the democrats
of the ways and means committee have de
termined on.
to favor non-concurrence.
Speaker Carlisle and Chairman Mills said
to-day that the committee would probably
report, as tho Senate has anticipated they
would, in fav rof non-concurrence in the
Senate substitute, or, in other words, in
favor of standing steadfastly by the Mills
bill. Other tariff reformei s think that some
agreement may be reached on some feature;
of tho substitute. Said one of them to-day:
“IVe really do not know the
merits of the details of the
Senate substitute. Wo shall have to con
sider it carefully before we can say how we
will act.” But all agreed that there was
nothing in the report that the majority of
the ways and means committee had agreed
upon a substitute for the whole bill, or even
had agreed upon reporting any substitute.
The chances are that what the speaker and
the chairman of the ways and means com
mittee predict will prove true. However,
it is all uncertain yet.
TIIE COWLES BILL.
One thing seems certain and that is that
tho Cowles internal revenue bill is not
likely to be reported by tho committee on
a; propriations. There are not enough dem
ocratic members of the committee favora
ble to it to repor it without republican votes
and tho republicans are restrained by the
dawning consciousness that the democrats
and not the republicans will be helned in
Virgiuia and North Carolina by legislation
of the fort which may pass the present
House. Meanwhile James D. Weeks has
prepared anew tariff and internal revenue
bill, a modification of the Senate
substitute without the tariff com
mission feature, which Mr. Randall
may or may not offer in I eu of the Son ate
aud Mills biffs. No one thinks revenue re
duction iu any form probable at thissossion,
though some still think it possible. But all
four tariff parties in the House are eyeing
each other closely and figuring for position.
Borne republicans talk to-night of trying
to fores immediate action by the House to
morrow on the Senate substitute for the
Mi.h bill. Thoy claim that a motion to
concur or non-concur take-, precedence of
a motion to refer, but Mr. Carlisle proposes
to refer tho substitute and the Mills bill to
tho ways and means committee.
Postal Changes.
Washington, Jan. 25. —The postal bul
letin announces tho following changes:
Florida —Ocala to Dunnello 1 . on the Sil
ver Spring, Ocala and Gulf railroad, from
Feb. 4, 1889. extend the service from Do i
nello.n, by Citroueffo aud Crystal river, to
Homosassa.
Georgia—Macon to Cordole, Georgia
Southern and Florida railr ad, from Fb.
4. 18s9, extend the service from Cordele, by
Arabia and Sycamore, to Tifton.
The Uncleaned Rice Case.
Washington, Jan. 25.—James Wilkinson
has been appointed by the Attorney Gen
eral, at the request of District Attorney
Failiage, as assistant attorney, without
compensation by the government, to assist
that official in the uncleaned rice case
shortly to be tried in the United States cir
cuit court at New Orleans.
A Newspaper at Auction.
Washington, Jan. 25.—The Sunday
Herat i, with its ; r .s. type, etc., was to-day
sold at public auction for SIO,OOO under a
deed of trust. The purchasers were J. 11.
Soule aud A. T. Hensel of this city.
Atlanta’s Government Building.
Washington, Jan. 25.—The contract for
building an additional story on the public
building at Atlanta, Ga., has been awarded
to Thomas & O’Driscoll of Washington at
$ 104,.500.
Confirmed an burgeons.
Washington. Jan. 25.—The Senate has
confirmed .52 nominations to be surgeon in
the marine hospital of the United States.
Dr. McGlynn’a Protest.
New Yobk, Jan. 25.— Dr. McGlynn to
day andressed a letter to Archbishop Cor
rigan protesting against the latter* pas
toral, and giving b.* reasons therefor.
SENATORS PASS BILLS.
One of them Deale with Georgia's
Judicial Districts.
Washington, Jan. 25.—11 l tho Sonato to
day tho following bills passed: Providing
for anew lightship at Bandy Hook, at tho
mouth of New York harbor; and to in
crease the maximum of international money
orders to SIOO.
For the relief of the Protestant Episcopal
Theological Seminary and High School in
Virginia (Senate bill).
To regulate tho jurisdiction of ITnitoi
States district judges and courts in Ala
bama (House bill).
To make the salary of the supervising
surgeon general of the marine hospital ser
vice the same as that of the surgeon gen
eral of the army (Senate bill).
To transfer certain counties from the
southern judicial district to tho northern
district in the state of Georgia, and to di
vide the northern district in said state into
two, to be known as the western and eastern
divisions of said district, and for other pur
poses (House bill).
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CASH.
The Senate Passes tho Annual Appro
priation Bill.
Washington, Jan. 25.—1n the Senate to
day the District of Columbia appropriation
bill was taken up. Mr. Vest’s amendment
requiring the street railroad tracks of the
city to bo relaid with flat grooved rails,
and made level with the roadwav, so that
no obstructions should lie presented to vehi
cles, was adopted.
Mr. Edmunds offered an amendment for
the establishment of a zoological nark ou
Rock creek, and appropriating $200,990 for
the purpose. The amendment was agreed
to and the bill passed.
A conference was aske!, and Mossrs.
Plumb, Dawes and Cockrell wore appointed
conferees on the part of tho Senate.
LOUI-.IANA’S BANK CLAIM.
Tho Senate Reconsiders tho Passage
of the Relief Bill.
Washington, Jan. 25.—1n tho Senate
to-day, on motion uf Mr. Hoar, tho vote by
which, on Wednesday last, tho bill for tho
relief of tho Louisiana Stat> National Bank
was passed, was reconsidered, and tho biff
was recommitted to the committee on
claims, Mr. Hoar explaining that the chair
man of that commit tee had learned at the
treasury department facts that ought to be
presented to tho committee and Seriate.
PURCHASERS OF BUNDS.
Secretary Fairchild’s Answer to the
Plumb Resolution.
Washington, Jan. 25.—The treasury to
day accepted tenders of bonds for redemp
tion aggregating $318,500 4,'.js at 109.
The Secretary of the Treasury to-day
sent to the Senate a response to Mr.
Plumb’s resolution calling for a detailed
statement of all the bond purchases made
by the government since March 4,
1885, and also of aff offers to
sell bonds which were rejected sineo that
date. Following is a summary of tho state
ment:
Grand total of bond purchases, 4 per
cent $56,724,100
Accrued interest 324,012
Total cost 72,611,887
Average net price 127.508
Four and a half percents 69,581,650
Accured Interest 354,929
Total cost 74,142,801
Average net price 107,652
OFFERS REJECTED.
Four per cent, coupon $ 9.700.100
Registered. 122,849.650
Total 132,549.750
Four and a half per esnts. c0up0.... 2.751,490
Registered ROJ 51,658
Total 91,308,058
SEVENTEEN SLAUGHTERED.
An English Missionary and Sixteen of
His Followers the Victims.
Zanzibar, Jan. 25. —An English mis
sionary named Brooks, and sixteen of his
followers were murdered Saturday near
Saadani, by members of the coast tribes
and natives of Zanzibar. Those murder,
indicate the extent of the hatred to the
whites the Germans have aroused. Saadani
for many yoarar has been tho starting point
of European missions, the natives welcom
ing the missiorfar os and asdstirig all of
them, especially the English. The murders
have caused a se satiou. Tho question as
to the measures England will take to punish
the murderers is eagerly discussed here.
THE SULTAN HARD UP.
London, Jan. 26, sa. m.—A dispatch to
the Times from Zanzibar says: “Grave
pecuniary embarrassment is reported to be
impending for the Sultan of Zanzibar.
Facts have leaked out which indicate that,
his treatment, at the hands of the German
East Africa Compuny is nbs ilutely unpar
alleled. Since the treginning of its
operations it is stated that the
Suita direct cash loss has been over
450,000 rupees and his constructive loss t n
times that a nount. The company exacted
the payment of every penny to which it
would bo entitled if in prosperous working
order. In addition to the value of tho losses
it sustained at Kilwai and elsewhere, the
sultan is compelled to pay monthly nearly
150,000 rupees to recoup the company for
the cost of theoretical administration,
which has been practically aban
doned since September, and the company
has made n < repayments to any officials or
soldiers on the coast, except at one place.
The company has thus driven a vast b sly
of malcontents into the insurgent ranks,
hating the suitan arid eorni any alike as re
sponsible for their destitution, and it lias
entirely destroyed the sultan’s power. It is
rumored that the sultan has repeatedly re
monstrated with the Gorman consul on
Germany’s want of succ-ss. In an open
durbar, recontlv, tho sultan stated that he
had received only 5,000, instead of the cus
tomary 80,000, rupees in December for tho
revenue of the German littoral.
The French mis,ion is soliciting donations
to defray tho expense of keeping 8,000
refugees from Bagamoyo.
BOULANGER’S LAST RALLY.
Parle Placarded with a Manifesto
During the Night.
Paris, Jan. 25. —Gen. Boulanger will
issue a final manifesto in the morning. It
will be placarded throughout Paris < efore
daybreak. To-- lay Ge i, Boulanger recoived
a deputation asking his aid to ah-dish the
registry office for voters and other* to ob
tain amnesty for those imprisoned fur
wreckng registriet Gen. Boulanger re
plied that they m ist not r ckon to . much
up/u hi* power, but that his sympathy was
always with the oppressed, anil he would do
bis utm st to help them.
It is stated on reiiable authority that the
government, Daring a startling movement,
will adopt mean* to maintain strict order
on Sunday. Any person shouting “vivo
Boulanger,” it is said, will tie at on< o placed
under arrest. A cavalry force will putrol
the city day and night. *
To Remain in Barracks.
Paris, Jan. 25. —It is announced that the
troop, will be confine 1 to their barracks on
bun day on account of the election.
MOORE'S MONSTER STEAL
THE TOTAL MAY RUN UP CLOSE
TO $1,000,000.
Ho le at His Home Ready to Face Any
thing- tho Company May Have In
Store for Him—Ho Talks to a Re
porter-Other Companies Involved
In the Grab.
Indianapolis, Jan. 25. —Joseph A. Moore,
the defaulting Insurance agent, has not yet
been arrester!, and no criminal proceedings
have been begun against him. He is resting
in seclusion in the city and positively re
fuses to see anybody or say anything for
publication about his troubles. W. G.
Abbott, vice-president of the Connecticut
Mutual Company, is bore with a professional
aeoi unt, and it was tiirough their efforts
that Moore's discrepancy was made public.
It is thought the defalcation will be eonshl
o i ably in excess of $500,000. He was also
agent for tho Gorman-American Firemen’s
Fund, City of London and Imperial of Lon
don insurance companies, and is supposed to
he short in his accounts with them.
Nothing definite is known about this, ho,v
ovor.
moork interviewed.
A reporter to-day succeeded in obtaining
an interview with defaulter Moore, who is
at present closely confining himself to his
rosidenc -in the city. lie talked with con
consid -rable freedom, denying rumors that
dop niters in his bank would suffer, lie
stated that he had turod over to the Con
necticut Mutual company property worth
$200,000. When asked if he knew what
course the officers of the insurance company
would pursue, he said: "I have no idea of
their plans. lam simply waiting for de
velop cents, and am entirely in their
hands.”
READY TO FACE THE MUSIC.
"I want it understood that I have re
mained here to face tho consequence of iny
nets of my own accord. Whoa I was in
formed that Mr. Abbott, tho secretary of
the company, was coming to investigate
iny affairs, I had plenty at time to leave
the country and save myself com
pletely. I decidod to stay rigiit here,
ami when Mr. A.bbott arrived I told
him tho wholo truth about the condition
of tho business. I did not conceal anything
however trival, and I then said to him that
I prop >ced to remain here. I told him ho
could al vavs flail mi when ho wanted me,
and I promised him that 1 would not com
mit suicide, so hero lam waiting for any
thing that may come.”
beginning of his troubles.
Moore’s troubles date from 18,80.
“Iu 1880,”. said he, “a law
wns passed prohibiting foreign cor
porations from bringing suit in the fed
eral court. That destruyoi my business
For two or throe years I did nothing at all,
and 1 beeamo very despondeut. Just before
that a short time I had gone into bank
ruptcy, and an intimate friend who had
in lor-ed my piper was a heavy loser. I
always considered that I was in
honor b mud to pay him and
it was in an attempt to do this that iny
present troubles really began. I had no
business, yet had heavy running expenses,
aud at the same time was striving to pay
mv triend the money ho had lost by me. I
had loaned great stuns of money for the
company I represented, takiug real estate
security.
unable to collect.
“After the panic tho borrowers were un
able to pay off tho mortgage and tho
property fell back into onr hands. It liad
depreciated greatly in value and wa* run
down in very bad repair. I felt mys-if
more or less in fault at having placed loans
so badly, though in reality I did tho best I
could. I was extremely sensitive ou this
point, I saw tho company losing thousands
of dollars on investments that had
been made upon my judgment.
Many a tim- I felt as though I should lo.e
my mind. I was beset ou every side, and
felt bound to do something to relievo myself,
and yet there was nothiiur I could do. At
this point I went to New York and began
to speculate in stocks. I had fair success,
too, and made gome money, but whenever I
came hack here I lost my head and every
thing went wrong.”
ONE FACT CONCEALED.
Mooro declined to say how much ho had
lost in stock speculation. It is obvious that
his irregularities with the company have
existed for years, yet nothing had been
done on the [rtrl of i be company until Jan.
I this year. It is current report that Col.
Green, the president of the company, has
known for more than a year that Moore
was embarrassed, if not a defaulter,
and it is asserted (though
the secretary of tho company
denies that statement) that the vice presi
dent of tho cjmpany, John M. Taylor, as
sorted to thegonoral officers of the company
years ago that Moore’s accounts could not
be tight and that something was radically
wrong. It is believed by these that the de
falcation amounted to $500,000 two or three
years ago, and that now, together with
shortages in other departments of his busi
ness, they will reach $750,01)0, if not more.
Secretary Abbott, however, to-day ex
pressed his belief that the defalcations
would cot excee 11500,C00.
ATCIUNOFF a TRIP.
A Semi official Penial that Ho Will
bottle at Obock.
Rohe, Jan. 25.—The statement of the
Russian paper the S'ret that Atchinof? will
settle near Obock is serni-offlcially denied.
After landing tho rartv marched toward
Ah ssioia by way of Assonawah. AtchinofT
hims If declii’ed that, the objects of tho ex
pedition were of a religious character. The
party carries two mounted guns.
The Tliforma, the organ of Premier
Crisoi, complains that though the French
government had declared that it would not
permit tho Cossack expedition to land at
Chock, yet AtchinofT had Inridcd Tadjurah
iu the presence of a war ship.
PHKMIiII TIBZA 1 BNOUNCBD.
Count Karolyll ltrande Him on a Cow
ard and a Tyrant.
Perth, Jan. 25. —ln tho lower house of
the Hungarian diet to-day Count Stephen
Kerolyii reproached M. Tisga, the Hun
garian prime minister, for lack of candor
toward the Emperor, who, he said, would
have co s"’ted to npslify the provisions of
the army bill had he known the true public
opinion m Hungary. Thee amt exclaimed:
"Tha premier’s loyalty is a sham. Ha Isa
c ward at Vienne, and a tyrant at home."
During Count Karolyii’s speech tha mem
bers of the opposition" yelled and tho presi
dent was compelled to restore order.
Cluseret a Frechman.
Paris, J in. 25. —The sub-committee of
the Chamber of Deputies has de dared that
M. Clu eref, is a Free 1 tnan, anil that his
election in tho department of the Var is
valid. It had bean charged that M. Cluso
ret was an American.
Berlin Correspondents Axpelled.
Berlin, Jan. 25.—The oorresp ndents of
the Figaro anil National of Paris hare
been expelled from Ueriuany.
O’BRIEN STILL FREE.
He Failod to Appear In Court Whon
the Day Opened.
Durlin, Jan. 25.—Several of tho persons
who wero arrested at Carriek-on-Suir yes
torday during disturbances at the time of
too arraignment of William O’Brien wt-re
eonveyod to Clonmel last night. A largo
crowd had gathered about the railway
station at Clonmel, and upon the arrival of
the police and their prisoners tho mob pre
vented the police from passing, and de
manded the release of the prisoners. The
crowd stoned the police, and the latter
threatened to fire upon them. A priest in
terceded and prevented bloodshed. After
two hours had passed the police received ro
i iforeomonts, and succeeded in lodging
their prisoners in jail.
Whn the trial of William O’Brien was
resumed to-day on Carriek-on-Suir, Mr.
O’Brien was absent. The trial, however,
proceeded in his absence. Ho was convicted
nu*l sentenced to fair months imprison
ment without hard labor. The police have
as yet discovered no trace to Mr. O’Brien’s
whereabouts.
It is o-tlmatcd that eighty persons were
wounded in the disturbance at t'arriok-on-
Huir yesterday. It is learned that Mr.
O’Brien refreshed himself at a houso near
the police barracks and then drove into the
country before the police cordon was
formed, and that he afterward dined with a
select parly of friends a few miles from
town.
FATHER M’OARTHY’B TRIAL
The trial of Father McCarthy, charged
with inciting boycotting, was resumed at
Clonakillv to-day. Father McCarthy was
found guilty, and the magistrate imposed a
sentence of four months imprisonment on
him. Notice of appeal from tho sentence
was given.
AN EDITOR SENTENCED.
Mr. Powell, editor of the Midland Trih
line, was to-day sentenced to three months
imprisonment in Tullamor© jail with hard
labor, for publishing an illegal article, lie
apenlod, but on his remarking that the sen
tence was cut and dried, ho was given seven
days extra imprisonment.
WAR ON WOMEN AND CHILDREN.
A eollission occurred at Clonmel to-day
between the police and n crowd consisting
largely of women and children. Tie crowd
re <entod tho imprisonment of Secret ry
Mcning, of tho Waterford branch of the
national league. Many wore injured, some
having limbs broken.
READING THE SPEECH.
London, Jan. 25. — Whon the Parnell
commission resumed work this mornin r
M r Henry James,, of tho counsel for the
Times, said he had consulted with Attor
ney General Web .ter, and both hail come
to the conclusion that the speeches produced
in court were an imp u tant part of the evi
dence and should bo read.
Mr. Reid, for the Parnellites, said that
his clients must reply to the passages read.
Justice Hannen —It will tako ton days to
road the speeches.
Not so long as that, I think,” replied
Sir Heury Jarnos.
The reading of tho speoehos was then
begun, and occupied tho time of the court
until it adjourned.
Tho r idioals aro organising a mass moot
ing in Hyde Park to denounce the imprison
ment of T. Harrington, member of parlia
ment from West Kerry.
PHELPS' FEAST.
The Chronicle Hopes tha Backvllle
Tilt Will be Forgotton.
London. Jan. 25. — The Daily Chronicle,
referring to tho banquet given last evening
by tiie lord mayor iu honor of Mr. Phelps,
save:
If Lord (Salisbury found it Incompatible to
parade the virtue of turning Ills cheek to the
Muller, he sent Sir James Kerguason, under geo
rotary of state for foreign alTa r.s, to do the
duty for him. Nothing, therefore, was wanting
to complete the success of the demonstration
of England’s generous good feeling We trust
that Americans will not tako our godsjieed to
Mi. Phelps as an act of vicarious penitence.
I,ct us further hope that the farce of prolonging
the tilT with Washington will he withdrawn
from the hill of the diplomatic playhouse.
Tho Pall Melt Gazette deprecates the feast
ing of Mr. Phelps. It says:
lie Is a common place diplomat, who has done
average work, and we will bill him good-by
without emotion or regret even.
Diplomats, the Gazette says, attribute Mr.
Phelps’treatment to the fact that Americans
are pulling John Bull s nose.
TO DINE WITH THE QUEEN.
As Mr. Plielpa has not been recalled, and
has not resigned, he is not entitled to an
audience with the queen. Nevertheless, tho
queen has requested Mr. and Mrs. Phelps to
dine with her Monday, and to remain at the
palace over night. To-day Mrs. Phelps
gave her last reception horo. There was a
large attendance.
GERMANY'S WILD UOOBB CHASE.
Sir DeWinter Thinks Emin Bey Will
Boat Peters to the Coast.
London, Jau. 25.—1n an interview to
day Sir Francis DeWinter said it was
abn u rod for tho Germans to proceed with
an expedition for the relief of Ernin Pasha.
Jackson’s caravan, he said, started from
Momlnssa three months ago, and will
( rid ably reach Wadelai before Dr. Peters
reaches the East African coast. The
caravan will form stations along the route,
which supplementary caravans will supply
with victuals. Mir Francis DeWinter be-
I eves that Dr. Po’ors intends to make an
nexation of the territory.
A FAREWELL BANQUET.
Berlin, Jan. 25.—Prince Von Hohenlohe
Langonburg presided at a farewell banquet
to Capt. Wissmann this evening. Among
the guests were Bennigwn, Hurnmaoher,
Oechelhsusor and R.chtlioren. Capt. Wiss
rnann, who was heart ily applauded, replied
to Herr Ebert’s toast by drinking to the
success of the G-rrnan Colonnlal Society.
The usual loyal toasts were proposed.
Tne report is officially confirmed that
Huthiri demands tho evacuation of Dares-
Nalaarn as a eondlti n lor the release of tho
(Jorman missionaries captured by the insur
gents.
Berlin Ambassadors Dined.
Berlin, Jan 25.—The emperor and em
press gave a diplomatic dinner this evening
to the ambassadors of Italy, Russia, Aus
tria, France, Spain and Great Britain and
t oir w ires, tho Turkish ambassador, the
military attaches of tho embassies named
and l ount Herbert Bismarck.
A socialist Elected.
Berlin, Jan. 25.- l'hes cond I allot was
held in Bieslau to-day for tho election of
a member of tho rel m-tag. Herr Kuhn, a
master tailor, the socialist candidate, re
ceived 9,400 votes, and Herr Frledlaender,
a progressist, 8,100.
Fears a Tonquln Experience
Berlin, Jan. 25.—The lilieral press ac
centuates the attack on the East Africa bill,
insisting that it is the first step of a policy
which will entail on Germany expcrioucee
similar to those of the Faench in Tonquiu.
GtUy Re-elected Mayor.
Paris, -lan. 25.—The municipal author
ity of Nlrruw have re-elected Numa Gilly
mayor, despite the fact that he is tempora
rily disqualified front holding the office.
( DAILY, $lO A year, |
< SGENT*A COPY. I
(WEEKLY,SI.2S A YEAR. |
COMMERCE AND FINANCE
THE VOLUME OF BUSINESS FULLY
UP TO LAST YEAR’S.
Gonornl Complaint of Dullness Not
Backed Up By Figures—Stocks Six
ty Cents Lower—Money Plentiful at
All tho Large Centers -The Iron In
dustry Still Clouded.
New York, Jnu. 25.—R. G. Dun & C >.’s
review of trade for the week says: The
state of trade is unusually perplexing, for
with general complaint of dullness there
aro evidences that the volume of transac
tions is largo. The payments through hanks
last week were 25 pr cent, largor than for
the corresponding week last year at New
York and 111 per cent, largor at all othor
cities and while speculation in stocks and
products accounts for much of this increase
and another part is but the roll iction
of heavy business dons last fall, gains ap
peared at so many oitiee and are so larga
that, tho new transactions of tho week can
hardly have been below last year’s ttvv k ‘t.
R idroad earnings also show that the frnlflo
is large, though apparently but little ia
excess of last yoar’s.
demands for MONEY.
Tho demands for uioiioy is sufficiently
active at Hourly ull interior points more
over to indicate that a large business is ia
progress, yet it Is undeniable that the pre
vailing temper is one of disappointment at
the result of business since tho now Year
began, a id this is not, wholly explained by
the stoadil v declining prices of products. The
reports from commercial centers are far
from gloomy. At southern points, a ter
some depression, trade appears to bo im
proving, and it is hoped that liquidnt l m is
about over. The supply of money -reins
to bo everywhere ample f< r 1 tdti
niato demands, and while collections
are rather dull, or but, fairly
satisfactory at many points, complaints are
on the whole rather fewer than usual.
Much of tho existing disappointment Is
undoubtedly due to the arrest, of ra r oad
building and to the stoppage of el at
exports, which aro truooaldo to speculative
influences.
IN THE IRON INDUSTRY.
In tho great iron industry the consump
tion for all other than railroad purposes
appears to be larger than ever, but there is
serious disturbance because fully a third of
tho former enormous demand for rails has
ceased. In consequence tho Iron A f/ re
ports a “general weakening" which “there
is no use in blinking at,” and holds
that, furnaces which cannot face without
serious loss a decline of fully 1 1 from pres
ent prices may wisely su-pend produc ion.
At western points southern iron is offered
at prices equivalent to 1 12 at Birmingham,
winch is considered equal to 117 for Penn
sylvania iron, and large sales are reported
at prices below the published quota’ions.
Last year the deliveries of rails were but
1,200,000 tons, about 60 per cent, of the ca
pacity of the works. Bar iron is weak, but
tho report that the steel beam c unbinction
has broken is contradicted.
GOAL AND COKE.
A docine in prioo of coke is considered
probable, and the anthracite coal market
continues weak.
The decline in wheat continues; prices
have fallen 2% cents for the week. The
record off 120 for wheat Oct. 8, looks
rather absurd in the light of subsequent
events, but at the prices roacheil this wook,
Dll 1 ,j to 93%, there has been some buying for
oxport, though not as yet for Great Britain.
Corn has fallen 1 cent aud oats are a
shade lower.
Pork products have also declined; mess
about 50 cents, lard 20 and hogs 10 cents.
Cotton is a shade lower, with sales of
421,000 bales, and e ITee % of a cent higher,
with sales of 233,000 bugs.
The oil market was dull and compara
tively unchanged until Friday, whon a
sudden spurt lifted tho price 2% cents in aa
hour.
GROCERIES NOT ACTIVE.
Thor© is little activity in groceries, but
tho sugar market favors holders, though
the estimates makes the world’s production
5,240,001 tons against 4,945,000 last year.
The general average of prices has fallen
8-10 of one percent, for the week ami more
than 2 per cent, since January 1, with
little prospect of an upward movement at
present.
Tho supply of money hero Increases both
by remittances from the interior and by
the excas of the treasury disbusemonts
over tho receipts, whioh reach #1,700,000
for the week.
Tho foreign trade at this port continues
to Improve, arid while Imports thus far this
yoar exceed last year’s by 4 per cent., the
exports of merchandise from New York
show a gain of 11 percent, for three weeks.
WEAKNESS IN STOCKS.
Lower foreign exchange would naturally
result but for the weakness in stocks and
sales of securiti for foreign account. But
with many depressing eve ts and reports,
the stock market is nevertheless so firmly
sustained that tho average decline in prices
has been only 60 cents per SIOO for tho
week, and later the tone has been more
hopeful.
The business failures occurring through
out the country durig last week num er
for the United States 310 and for Canada
32, a total of 342, against 387 last week.
AN EARTHQUAKE IN COLORADO*
Gushes of Gas and Water and a Sul
phurous btsnch.
Denver, Col, Jan. 25.—Information
just received from Routt, Col., states that
that portion of the state has been treated to
a genuine earthquake. The shocks com
menced on the afternoon of Jan. 15, and all
4 o’clock there wero violent ones which
rocked small buildings, detached masses o|
rocks from the mountains, and greatly
frightened people and animals.
SPREAD TERROR.
The cattle were especially terrorized and
ran frantically back and forth. Thunder
preceded the shocks, but there was no ram.
A peculiar phenomenon was observed at
Hot springs, below the government bridge.
The shock was productive of great gushes
of water and gas.
A SULPHUROUS STENCH.
Fully throe times as much water as gas
wits thrown out, and accompanying it was
a sulphur >us stench that made people sick
ad caused birds to drop to the ground.
When the convulsions ceased, tne water
recoded and there was a sound like the rush
ing of a great river. The course of the
shocks was from the south to the north
ward.
Germany’s Chief of the Admiralty.
Berlin. Jan. 25.—1 tis officially an
nounced that Admiral von der Golti will
succeed the late Count Monts os chiet of tie
admiralty.
Egypt’s Mixed tribunals.
.Paris, Jan. 25.— The Temps say* that
Great. Britain and Frauce have agreed up n
avidities: ions of the mixed tribunals ia
Egypt. ________
Embezzlement at Bologna.
Rome, Jan. 25.— The princi|>al cashier of
the national tiank agency at. Bologua has
akKoadod, Hs etubaadad }ltgj,ooo.

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