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THE MORNING NEWS, i
. Established 1850. - - Incorporated 1888. - J. H. ESTILL. President. dread a fifty-cent dollar. BILYEHITES TO BLAME FOR THE FINANCIAL SCARE. European Holders of American Se curities I'nlosiling Principally lie cause They Fear the Country is to He Drained of Its Gold—Prepara tions for the Christmas Festival Occupy Most of the Germans—The Winter to Bea Gay One in Berlin Social Circles. Berlin, Dec. 22.—Public interest in Ber lin in the quarrel between the United States and Great Britain has never been highly* strained, and bids fair to become rapidly less, especially as regards the political aspect of the ques tion. On the other hand, how ever, financial anxiety is on the In crease. The operations on the bourse here, in Frankfort and in Vienna on Saturday showed a greater tendency to take the situation seriously. It is true that noth ing like a war panic prevailed, but the operators obviously got the impression lhat the financial position must become much worse than it is, whatever may happen, in relieving the political diffi culty. The selling of American stocks on the various German bourses proceeded ac tively and a considerable number of boar orders are reported to have been sent to London. The selling movement meanwhile is not that investors are unloading, but it is largely confined to speculative dealings, which seem calcu lated to eventually draw in genuine hold ers. The concurrence of the financial press in the gloomy view of the monetary prospects of the United States is giving a great deal of assistance to speculators for a fall. Responsible newspapers, like the National Zeiitung, predict a flow of gold from the United States. In regard to a tariff war between Ger many and the United States, nobody af fects to believe that anything of the kind will occur except ng interested agrarians, who have been hoping that jsuch a war would result in the formation of a strong agrarian and protectionist ministry in Germany. The preparations which everybody is making for Christmas, places to the na tions at large, political and financial events In tho background. The members of the imperial family have returned from their tour through Burgher Fashion. The emperor is enjoying himself in the bosom of his family, and the life of the royalties at the new palace at Postdam mirrors upon a great scale most of the households in Germany. On Christmas eve the big gest event for the young princes will be "Die Bescherung,” the giving of Christ mas boxes. The distribution of gifts will be made from a Christmas tree, of which each prince will have one, their size vary ing according to the ages of the owners. There will be a tree, too, for the little princess, Victoria Louise, and there will also be trees for everybody in the .house hold, down to the kitchen servants. Apart from domestic fetes, Berlin will be quiet socially until the season commences, short ly before the annual Ordensfest, which will take place on Jan. 18, the twenty fifth anniversary of the proclamation of the German empire. Chancellor Prince von Hohenlohe left Berlin on Friday on his way to Bohemia, to pass the Christmas holidays with his eldest son, Prlhce Philip. Among the high society leaders of Ber lin Prince and Princess Radzewill are the only ones now here. The princess is "at home" every day from 5 p. in. until in the evening to Intimate friends. Just prior to the “Ordenfeat” all of the grand seig neurs will leave their country seats for Berlin. The upper house of the Prussian Diet will then begin its session and the seides of court balls will commence. Each aristocratic set gives its own special func tions, society clique is more pronounced than ever, not having been modified in the slightest degree under the regime of Emperor William 11. Besides the regular court circle there is the set of officers of the First Guards, composed of members of the old mediaeval princely families. This set is so exclusive that it will not mix even with the officers of the Garde Du Corps. Then there is the Hohenlohe circle, to which belong the Furstenbergs, Schoenbergs, Hatzfeldts and other famil ies of that rank whose names are found in the Alamach D Gotha, and who look down upon everybody outside of their set. Those of the public official circle stand apart from the court aristocrats, the various cliques meeting only at. great assemblies, where the general world goes. Then, again, the members of the haute finance form a society by themselves, and so on down. All of these circles will be in full swing of gaiety three weeks hence, mak ing Berlin brighter and adding to the prosperity of the tradesmen, and no com plications in the east or the west menace a Wight upon, a good season. According to accepted reports the much talked of letters that were in the posses sion of Baron von Hammerstein, the ab sconding ex-editor of the Kreuz Zeitung, came into the possession of thg socialist leaders in the Reichstag through the Bar on's mistress. Flora Gats. Fraulein Gaes was left in indigent circumstances and was obliged to leave her hotel because of inability to pay her bills, the chamber maids in the hotel holding her trunks as security for some small loans which she had contracted. The Freisinnge deputies in the Reichstag lwjught some of the letters from her, but the socialists are in possession of seventy of them signed by well know'll conserv ative deputies and officials. Most of these letters are addressed to Baron Hammer stein, but some of them are addressed to Flora herself. It is revelations not of political scheming alone that these con servatives dread, but the letters show va rious examples of moral turpitude pn their part that they would go great lengths to conceal. Baron von Stumm-Halberg, who is himself clear of all suspicion, proposes to assist his embarrassed associates in the Jteichatag by moving a resolution restraining the members from making any oral disclosures in debates and pro hibiting under severe penalties the pub lication of any of the contents of the letters. Baron von Stumm also seems very serious in his resolve to raise the question of the exclusion of the socialists from the Reichstag on the ground that they have violated the constitution in receiving payment from party funds. V I'll* 1 rince Bismarck was chancellor a similar effort was made to repress the Socialists, but it was a failure. The fizzle which Rector Ahlwardt has made in his anti-Semitics campaign in I* l *- United States has sjlll further dis credited him among anti-Semites here. A meeting of the democratic anti-Semite union, which was held yesterday, resent ed the suggestion that in Rector Ahl wardt’s tour of America he was ailing in any way in a representative capacity and it was explicitly declared that his trip was undertaken wholly without the knowledge of the union. The emperor has invited all of the members of the Reichstag who sat in the first session after the creation of that txidy in IMTI to be present at the castle on Jan. 18. the twenty-fifth anniversary "J the proclamation of the German em pire It has l>een ascertained that of the original body, only thirty-five me now alive and that out of thirty who formed me memorable deputation to Versailles upon the mansion of (he proclamation of " 'll law | a> imia-rer of Get many the only ones living are the Duke of I'leal. !*" Prime of Tli ss, H* rr< ■** von Hi cm, >on Romberg and Von Halxe ami Count H •muondi. The liundraralh has three mmb* r who were In Ibe first Session of Rekliatsg and to tliess a special Me *<* gUi-n on Jan I*. * vk'Eniptess Frederick w!U titter- 1 iftofttingi I\ T I’tos. tain Prince and Princess Frederick Charles of Hesse on Christmas. Her present entourage in Berlin is limited to the household ladies of the Seckendorff and Ruoehachs families. Since her ar rival here the ex-empress has been very active in private charities and has inspected the children's homes. She has also given several quiet evening receptions, among her guests being Sir Prank Laseelles, the British ambassador to Berlin; Prof. Wagner, rector of the l niversity of Berlin, and a number of ether notables in literature and science. The results of the completed census of Germany shows the population of the empire to be 51,758,364, an increase of 2,329,- 894 over the census of 189 u. All of the states of the empire show increases. The Yosstche Zeitung, in an article re ferring to the financial panto in New York, says; “TNie outcome is likely to prove to be President Cleveland's Sedan. The economic position of America is bad enough now, but what will happen, in the event of war?” The North German Gazette expresses rear that it will take at least a decade for America to recover the confidence of the Politicians and financiers of Germany. The emperor is suffering from a cold, but his condition is not serious. A report is In circulation that Count Herbert Bismarck is about to obtain an office in he Prussian ministry, but the rumor is not generally believed in official circles. Dr. Barth, radical unionists member of the Reichstag, has made a statement that the emperor .n a speech at Bres lau recently, spoke of the cowardly burg herdom, from which nothing can be ex pected in combating the socialists. Like the story that the emperor is supporting England in heir quarrel with the United States, this statement seems to be an in vention based upon his majesty’s sup posed prejudices. pCHOMHI HGK’S LIFE STORY, The Man AA lio Fixed the Boundary Once a Clerk In This Country. Washington, Dec. 22.—An interesting fget in connection with the famous Schom burgk line, which has escaped observa tion, is that the man who provided the British government with that boundary came to this country from Germany when he was 22 years old, and after working for some time as a clerk In Boston and Philadelphia, became a partner In a Richmond, Va., tobacco manufactory in 1828. The factory was burned and Scho-m --burgk drifted to the West Indies, where, after unsuccessful ventures, his botanical work attracted the attention of the Lon don Geographical Society, and secured means to explore the unknown region of the Orinoco, where he traveled from 1833 to 1839, when he discovered the Victoria Regia illy and numerous plants. This work led the British government to com mission him to suggest a boundary be tween Venezuela and Guiana and to make further explorations. The line was drawn and he was knighted by the queen for his services. Schomburgk, until his death in 1865, continued in the British consular ser vice, but devoted himself to geographi cal studies, being a member of the princi pal American and European learned so cieties. STAND BY THE PRESIDENT. Prof. Von Holts’s Views Not Those of the l niversity of Chicago. Chicago, Dec. 22.—Prof. von. Holtz of the University of Chicago is being round ly scored by the faculty for his recent ex pressions against President Cleveland and his attitude on the Venezuelan question. The officers of the university fear Prof. Holtz’s opinion will be interpreted as an expression of the sentiment of the uni versity, which, in fact, is directly opposed to that of the German student. President Harper. Prof. Jlidson and Sec retary Goodspeed have given out signed statements, the following being Presi dent Harper's: "The message and policy of President Cleveland on the Venezuelan question meet my earnest approval. Whether the Monroe doctrine is or is not a part of the system of international law is immaterial. It is a part of the settled foreign policy of the United States Whether the President’s interpretation of the doctrine in the present case can lie found in the phraseology of the message of 1823 is-mere pettifogging. His inter pretation is a logical deduction from the spirit and purpose of that message. The United States cannot permit the forcible extension of European territory on this continent. That must be resisted by ali the means in our power.” PRAYERS FOR PEACE. Rev. Dr. Parker of London Says the Two Notions Most Be Friends. London, Deo. 22.—Speaking at the City Temple to-day, the Rev. Joseph Parker, D.D., said: “Do not trouble yourselves with the thought of war. There will be no war. England and America cannot do without each other. War would be sui cide. We send to-day a message from our hearts to our fellow Christians In America. We must act in a spirit of mag nanimity and concession. We miss Henry Ward Beecher. He could and would have spoken the word of reconciliation. I call upon British and American Christians to unite in prayerful counsel in the Interests of peace.” Mr. Parker prayed in a similar strain, the congregation giving a hearty amen to his supplication. Tho Men's Sunday Union, which is com posed of the workers in the East End of London, have adopted a resolution send ing a hearty Christmas greeting to their brother nation as an expression of their opinion that a war would be unnatural and un-Christian, and should be forever impossible. UNCLE SAM CHEERED AT COLON. Colombians anil Venezuelan* Rally at the Consulate. Colon, Dec. 22.—There was a grand de monstration last night at the American consulate here, in honor of the United States, for its attitude In support of the Monroe doctrine. Many prominent Colom bians and also Venezuelans, who either reside or are visiting here, were present. Much enthusiasm was manifested and the American government was, through the consul, heartily commended for the action It has taken. The streets in the vicinity of the consulate were filled with cheering crowds. • POWDER FOR THE GOVERNMENT. The Works lit Simla Cruz Filling an Order for 12.1.1HK1 Pounds. Santa Cruz, Cal., Dec. 22.—The |>owder works here are rapl lly filling an order for US,OOO pounds of government powijer ordered a month ago. Government con tracts are frequently filled at the works, but no order so large u* the present one has beHti received at this time of the year Tin- men are working night and day to All it. Whether this rusli has anything to do with the war scare no one is pre pared to say. A Homan Editor’s Delusion. Home. lie*'. 22.—Tho Popolo Romano, commenting on the filistulal ' iT*ol of ih-osideM I’h velsnd's message on the Ven egueisn affair, says it I* of the opinion that the < 'demon.zanae of the American j people Mill punish Hi* President* imply j dent affront***. 1 SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1803. CONGRESS TO PROVIDE CASH. THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE TO PUSH ITS WORK. Brief Amendments to the Tariff Law to Be in Force Thirty Months to Bring in WWHKI.tKHI to A 3 Per Cent. Bond to Maintalu the Gold Reserve to Be Authorized. The Tax on National Bank Clreula tlon to Be Reduced. Washington, Dec. 22.—For the first time since the short session of the Forty seventh congress, in the winter of 1882-83, congress will enter holiday week to-mor row with the intention of sitting through the season usually devoted to recess. The occasion for this unusual zeal and devo tion to public interests was President Cleveland's message on Friday last, which asked the congress not to take Us usual respite from labor at this season of the year, but to remain and provide the leg islation necessary to relieve the financial situation of the government. The House will enter upon this work promptly to morrow, through its committees announc ed on Saturday. The members of the ways and moans committee will meet at 11 o'clock and proceed as rapidly as may be with the consideration and prepara tion of a bill or bills to meet the condi tion which confronts them. The measure of relief .which it is ex pected that the committees will propose will include, each in one bill or several, as may be deemed most expedient, brief amendments to the tariff law, not involv ing general tariff revision, such amend ments to expire at the end of thirty months; authority to the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a 3 per cent, bond as a popular loan, to maintain the gold re serve, and for no other purposes* with a provision that the redeemed greenbacks shall not be used to meet current expenses, but be retained as long as necessary as part of the redemption fund; authority to issue to national banks circulating notes up to par of the bonds deposited as se curity therefor, and to reduce the tax on national bank circulation, and authority for the issue of certificates of indebted ness to meet any temporary deficiency in receipts until the revenue can be provided. It is estimated that these proposed tariff changes will add from $30,000,000 to $35,- 000,000 to the income of the government. Although there is some criticism of this scheme from the republican side of the committee, it is not likely to manifest itself in any other form, and the proposi tion will receive the united support of the majority. One suggestion was .hat the Reed substitute for the issue of gold bonds, made in the last congress when financial schemes were being considered, should be reported and passed. While it is not probable that the com mittee will be ready to report to the House before Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest, there will be no adjournment for more than a day or two at a time, until the proposed relief shall have been enacted. Should this be accomplished this week, the House will probably then indulge in a three days recess over the New Year holiday. In the meantime, the committee on hanking and currency will be at work on a bill to remodel the financial system of the country, in the hope that it will be ready for report to the House when busi ness shall be regularly resumed in Jan uary. Although the Senate will be nominally in session this week it is believed that there will at no time be a quorum present. A financial debate may be precipitated Tuesday if Mr. Vest presses the resolu tion for which he asked Immediate con sideration Saturday. This resolution dl -1 the Secretary of the Treasury to eo.n. the silver bullion in the treasury and apply the silver dollars so coined to the re*mption of the treasury notes issued in payment of the bullion under the Sher man act. If the Senate should be in a humor to permit the resolution to come to a vote, it will surely pass, for the silver men are in the majority by at least a dozen, and, possibly, fourteen, votes. The resolution of Air. Butler, pop., of North Carolina, directing the Secretary ,of the Treasury to meet the obligations of the government with silver, whenever that money is of less value than gold, is also on the table, and may be the subject of a speech at any time. It is likely that the Senate will meet omly at intervals, for, as all legislation relating to finance and the revenues must originate in the House, until some meas ure is sent over from the House, there will be little occasion for the Senate to remain in session. Now that the holiday recess has fallen through the republicans may urge the democrats to at once fill their committee lists, but there is little probability of this being done until the new year is inaugurated. Taken altogether, the com ing week in the Senate promises to be unproductive, unless the unexpected hap pens. PORTO RICO TIRED OF SPAIN. Steps Taken at New York to Organize a Revolution, New' York, Dec. 22.—The Porto Rican colony in this city held a meeting to-day to discuss the hrganizalion of a Porto Rican revolutionary party. Dr. J. K. Alio Henna presided. Among the Porto Ri cans present were Senors Terreforte, Forest, Besosa, Figuervo, Castro and Ale lino. Speeches were made reciting the wrongs to which Porto Rico is subjected sub jected under Spanish rule and a Junta was organized with Dr. J. Julio Henna as president, Juan Terreforte as vice president, S. Forest as secretary, Gumer sindo Rivas, Sotoro Figuervo and Manuel Rosezo as the board or finances. A committee was then appointed to can vass the city for subscriptions. Those present contributed SSOO for the cause. CONEY EXPECTS NO CONFLICT, The W ar Scare Only a Scheme to In crease the Army and Navy. Nashville. Tenn., Doc. 22.—Gen. J. S. Coxey, whose whereabouts has caused some newspaper ' talk during the past few days, turned up unexpectedly in Nash ville to-day. He came from the south. In talking of the controversy with Eng land he said there would be no war and expressed the view that the whole matter was mply a scheme on the part of Pres ident Cleveland to increase- the army and navy and so maintain the control of the mqney power by force. HI MJMI-AHERICAXM READY. Their National Society Heady to Flttht England. Blismokln, Pa., Dee, 22 —John Glows, president of the Russian National Socie ty of the United Mtsteo, stated that at a meeting of the officers of lhat association last evening It was rzlved to lend all aid possible to President Cleveland In case the l ulled Mtales became involved In war with England There are sold to Is- over tl" 0 1 memberz *4 the society in this country, many of wlwn are trained gold let a. , RIME OF TUB MISSISSIPPI. The Water Ip ifii Feet at St. I.oula Since Thursday Night. St. Louis, Doe. 23.—Since Thursday night the Miasisappt river at this point has risen twenty-two feet, which is un precedented in the same length of time. The boatmen and dwellers on the river bank were taken unawares, ami the loss is already very great. A number of shanty boats were swept away. In one of these, "Sandy Hook.” a dance was in progress last night, and the revellers were not aware of their peril until the boat struck in a tree. The American bottoms are half under and the loss of stock in consider able. At 6 o'clock to-night the gauge read twenty-four and one-half feet, whereas Thursday morning it was only two and a half feet. Aleager reports, due to breaks In com munication. show that the fiood covers the Mississippi valley from the lowa line to Cairo, Ills. At Warsaw, AIo., the Osage river flood ed the town, and the last dispatch was sent out by an operator perched on a desk four feet high, while a boat was moored to the door. At Fairfield, on the Osage, the water Is waist high in the stores, the tracks are gone and no mall has arrived since Tues day. At Talrorville, the Osage was fourteen miles wide, and a mHI and all the bridges were carried away. In Union county, Joseph Eckert, a sur veyor, went down with a bridge across the Hourbol* and was drowned. The St. touts mall reaches Carthage by coming 220 miles around through Kansas. All the small streams have but com menced to pour their floods into the Mis sissippi, and a repetition of the disastrous flodhs of former years is predicted. BUNCH'S SQUADRON. It Is to Re Joined by llat tleslilps and Its Departure Delayed. Washington, Dec. 22 Secretary Her bert had a conference to-day with Bear Admiral Bunce, commanding the North Atlantic squadron. In regard' to the sail ing of that fleet for the West Indies and nearby South American waters. The ad miral was at the department Thursday to receive verbal Instructions preparatory to the sailing of hiß ships, but owing to the absence of the secretary in New York, failed to get them. He was notified, however, to meet the latter to-day for a conference. In the meantime a suspicion would like ly attach at this Juncture to the sailing of the squadron for the vloinßy of the Venezuelan coast. Secretary Herbert, of course, consulted with the President as to the best line of action to be adopted. The interview between the secretary and the admiral to-day lasted for quite a while, the latter having come on from Fort Monroe, his squadron being anchor ed in Hampton roads. The admiral was originally given sailing orders for Satur day last, but they were subsequently amended, and It la learned to-night that the time of the departure is indefinite. The present composition of the fleet will be augmented by the addition of the Maine and possibly the Texas, both bat tleships. As the Texas will have.tq undergo an other trip trip, and the Maine is not yet fully provisioned, it can be seen that the sailing of the squadron will not he for some time. * MACRO'S AIDE-DE-CAMP HERE. He Hears Dispatches to tile Revnln llonnry Leaders In New York. Key West, Fla., Dec. 22.—Castro Pal omino, aide-de-camp to Maceo, passed through this city last night en route for New York. He is the bearer of important dispatches to leaders in this country. He reports that Maceo and Gomez are both in Matanzas district with 11,COO well equipped men. He says that the Insur gents had several engagements during the past week, the most Important lejug at Pomoguerra and El Flores in the Clen fugos district, both of tvhlch were favor able to the insurgents. He also states that both Gomez and Maceo entered Alantanzas without meeting any opposi tion from Spanish troops and that the in surgents are anxious for an open battle, being confident they can defeat the Span ish troops. Madrid, Dec. 22.—A dispatch to the Heraldo from Colon, Cuba, says that heavy firing has been heard in the direc tion of Managua. It Is believed that the insurgents have entered the province of Matanzas by way of Palmalo, after, a sharp fight with the government troops under thee ommand of Col. Hernandez. A TEA DEALER BI II NED OUT. Ten Thousand Chests on Hand—The Tol a I Loss 100,000. Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 22.—Fire this even ing destroyed the five-story building at 214 Wall street, occupied by W. W. Thomas, wholesale dealer ill teas, spices, etc. The entire contents of the building were burned. Ten thousand chests of tea was the principal stock on hand, all of which was lost. The loss will be $100,000.. The insurance will cover about 80 per cent. The firm was the largest wholesale tea house in the country outside of New York city. The Cincinnati Scale Company and the Howe Scale Alanufacturlng Company are also losers to some extent by water dam age. GOLD PILING UP AT CINCINNATI. The Yellow Metal Pouring Into the Sub-Treasury. Cincinnati, Dec. 22.—G01d is pouring into the sub-treasury at the rate of SIO,OOO a day, and the local reserve is increasing at a rapid rate. The German National tele phoned the sub-treasury that It was ready to turn over all the gold it hail on hand if wanted. The gold on deposit here now is only a little Jess than $2,000,000. A LAWYER SENT TO PRISON. Two Years Given Him on Conviction of Grand I-arceny. St. Louis, Dec. 22.—Jeff Storts, a lawyer pf this city, who has earned notoriety by appearing as defendant to a score of criminal charges, was "landed" in the criminal court yesterday, where he was convicted of grand larceny and sentenced to serve two years in the penitentiary. Storts is a good lawyer and was once a member of the state legislature. Coming to the Exposition. Anderson. Ind., Dec. 22.—The Anderson, Marlon and Mu note High School parties. JOO strong, left yesterday for Atlanta to visit the exposition and the battlefields. Tin- purpose of the trip is to study tbs south, and especially the bsl'lefleids, and the party will be gone ten days, Two Steamers In f ollislon. London. Dm. S.-Th* British *U Minor Csyomorio. Cap' Pope, from New orUstis Nov iff lor Awwrrp baa been in a*melon with the British s’enamr Art.liP* which was outward bound The A'Jilllrs*' star board quart** was lin aged siej ahs re turner! The I'ayomono apparently us Mined lt damage. LONDON EDITORS ON THE WAR. THE STANDARD PRINTS 1 CONCILI ATORY ARTICLE. The Sober Second Thiiuzht of the American People Counted on to Avert H Conflict Between the Na tions—The London Times Stlli Blowing in Savage Fashion. London, Dec. 22.—The Dally News un der the caption of "Sober Second Thought,” will discuss the situation In that light. It will say: "It would be improper and ungenerous to attribute the change of opinion to the chilling In fluence of a financial panic on a people so self-reliant and courageous as those of the United States. They would never be turned from any supreme object of pa triotic effort by misgivings respecting their own power. No American can have stronger belief than wo In the potency of the great country and its people. It is because we so strongly Believe In tho power and will of the American people that we rejoice in their rapid change of opinion.” The paper then proceeds to blame Mr. Cleveland and says that the sooner his language is forgotten, the better it will be for all parties, including himself. The commission, it adds, will be regarded not as an International tribunal, but as a form of domestic Inquiry designed for the better information of the American peo- Fde and their rulers. It may tie posltlve y useless. Its very appointment Is in one sens*' an admission that the state de partment believes that the Venezuelan claims are exaggerated, ami that no fur ther action could wisely be taken until Washington discovered some firmer basis for negotiations than the shifty state ments Of the little military despot at Care acas. It adds that there is every reason to believe that the terms of credit ami standing propose a very different line of demarkatfon from Venezuela.” The Times will to-morrow say: "Al though the reaction may not yet be tri umphant, it Is satisfactory to find that Americans, whether they dislike us or not, are hesitating to incur the guilt of breaking the peace of the civilised world for such a contemptible cause and in vindication of claims repudiated by all the nations of the old world. "Pretsldent Cleveland's manifest Inca pacity to understand the effect of what he was doing when he sent such a war like message to congress has shattered the confidence felt in him as a pillar of sound finance and a mainstay of the pub lic credit. The renewal, therefore, of his proposals of current reform, after he him self has made them impossible has dash ed the hopes of his friends and set his op ponents to work to turn his errors to ac count. It is now clear that Mr. Cleve land's financial proposals have no chance at all of passing. "Deeply a we must regret that the controversy has arisen we can, at all events, rejoice In the demonstration It has afforded o*f the unity of our national sentiment, and especially the attachment of our Oandian fellow subjects of the crown. Good may co-me out of evil If the Incident should lead the Canadians to strengthen their organization for de fense and admonish us at home to strait! every nerve to retain that indisputable command of the sea on which the em pire depends." The Chronicle will to-morrow say the names of the gentlemen suggested as members of the Venezuelan high commis sion are above suspicion for integrity, ex perience and good Judgment. Unhappily, the body Itself Is In a diplomatic sense horß de concours. Its flndlngß will not be recognized by Great Britain. The Standard, taking its text from the financial situation that has resulted from President Cleveland’s message, will. In its Issue to-morrow, lecture the United States on its economic policy. It predicts that unless America abandons its pres ent fallacies and dishonesties the day must come when It will be neither able to bor row or pay. This, It adds, would be only an episode In the history of a great peo !>le, but the sufferings of a generation laving to bear the burden would be g Teat and memorial. It advises the United States to fall back on the declaration of Mr. Gladstone, “That only common sense Is required." DISTILLERY FACTIONS AT WAR. One Side Asks for a Receivership for the Property. Owensboro, Ky., Dec. 22.—Suit was brought yesterday by the Fidelity Trust Company of Louisville, executors of the Callahan estate, against R. Monarch, president of the Daviess County, Glen more and Eagle Distilling companies, ask ing for a receiver for the Daviess County Company and making sensational charge* against Mr. Monarch. It is charged in the petition that he set out deliberately to defraud the minority stockholders and willfully withdrew from the concern over SIOO,OOO since 1889 and appropriated it to his own use. The suit Is the outcome of a disagree ment between the Callahan and Monarch Interests In the concern. Mr. Monarch also owns the Glenmore anj Eagle dis tilleries. and it is claimed he had drawn from the Daviess County Cegnpany for the benefit of the other two concerns. STEAMER SPREE SAFE. The Vessel Reaches Southampton Under Her Own Steam. Southampton, Dec. 22.—The North Ger man Lloyd steamer Spree' which strand ed on Thursday last on Warden Lodge, near Totland bay, Isle of Wight, was got off at 1:50 o'clock this afternoon. She ar rived her® at 3:40 o'clock under her own steam, but assisted by tugs. She is mak ing no water and has apparently sustain ed no damage. She will go on the dry dock to-morrow fo-r examination. She Is already reuhlpplng her boats and gear, which were Amoved in order to lighten her. AN ENGLISH STEAMER SI NK. Five of Her Crew Drowned as the Result of the Collision, London, Dec. 22.—The British steamer Alicia, from Middleborough for Bllboa, has been sunk In collision with the British steamer Nettley Abbey, from London for Blyth. All the people on the Alicia, with the exception or five, who were drowned, were rescued by the Nettley Abbey. The latter vessel was somewhat damaged. Tile Alicia was an iron aehooner-rig fed. screw sttamer of 907 tons. She was uilt at Hartlepool in 1880. and was own ed by B. M. Middleton, Jr. A Papal Delegate to Mexico. Rome, Dec. *2 —Monslgnor Averadl, who the Vatican a few days ago decided to ap- Soint aimstollc visitor to Mexico, was to ay consecrated a titular bishop. He will have no diplomatic relations with the Mexican government, his mission being solely to the clergy of -Mexico. A Hotel and Three Stores Burned. Bluet!*l*l W. Vs., Dec. 22 —The Central hotel, Cohen’s clothing store, Tomney’s bakery and Evans it Thompson's meat market were destroyed by Are this morn ing The total lose is sls,‘M* The Dally Toe-graph i-ta*", located In the same block, woe saved. A Rebellion lit ( bins. Pekin, Dec U The Dungs)! rebellion has broksu out. Ties rsbuts a re now fight ltig among the in set vs*. , A RALLY TO THE RED CROSS. Hundreds Volunteer to Aid In the Relief H ark In Armenia. Washington, Dec. 22.—50 many applica tions for accompanying tho Red tross on the proposed Aremenian relief expedition are coming front, nuiaes, doctors ami peo ple of all other vocations, and of all na tionalities, nearly, that the following gen eral reply has been prepared: ‘The American National Red Cross begs to ac knowledge the receipt of your esteemed communication on the subject of under taking to distribute relief In Armenia, and your kind offer of your services in the work. "In the beginning I must apologize for this informal and general mode of reply ing to a communication which deserves a special and personal response; but l trust that a short statement of the cir cumstances will be sufficient excuse for this method of reply, "Situ* the first intimation of the prob ability that this organization would he asked to undertake the great ami com plicated work of delivering America's gen erosity to the destitute Turkish subjects, offers of service have poured in upon us from all parts of the country, and In such numbers that It became an utter lmixewdbllity to give each one separate acknowledgement and consideration, hence the actual necessity of preparing this circular answer. "At the present time It Is not possible to definitely Judge of the number of as sistants that may be requlri-l nor of the character of tho help that will be needed. The Red Cross having performed active field service In a dozen groat disasters, has drawn Into its ranks a staff of faith ful and diligent helpers upon whom it can call at a day's notice, and that staff, for the present, seems all-sufficient. "Your kind off** has. however, been duly placed on file, ami should later devel opments call for an Increase of tho staff, It will give us much pleasure to con sider your letter further. Dt the mean time, In the midst of the labors of prep aration and voluminous correspondence, I can only thank you in Irohulf of the Red Cross, for your sympathy, good words and sacrificing offer to help. Faithfully yours, Clara Barton, "President American Nat’rial Red Cross." LONDON’S STOCK MARKET. Lessen In ir of the PnlKtenl Tension Indicated by the Close. I.onion, Dec. 22.—The rate of discount during the past week for both three months and thirty-day bills was 1 per cent. The crisis doubtless accentuated the ease of the money market. The outlook is regarded as exceedingly uncertain, ami few persons ventured to prophesy what the outcome would he. Silver was some what improved In the week, but fell yes terday on American selling. The market for American railroad securities was de moralized, following the receipt of the President's Venezuela message to con gress, but yesterday there was a more hopeful feeling in some quarters. The prices of these securities recovered some what during the week, but they were not surtalned at the close. Tlie other markets closed better on an improvement in the price of consols. This advance was taken as an indication that In Influential circles It was consid ered that there had been a lessening In the politroal tension. There was, how ever, a feeling' among those looking be noatlt the surface that there was a possi bility of a worse crisis here than that which followed the Baring failure, un lea* there should be an improvement In the political situation. This crisis, should It occur will be due not alone to the de cline In the prices of American railroad stocks, but to the falling off In the values of American railroad lon*ls, which are hsld not only by private hersons In Eng land, but by Insurance companies and similar Institutions. These bonds are al ready unsalable here. On the whole. It can he said that the market closed with a more hopeful feel ing la>iffsville and Nashville declined 11; Illinois Central, 8; Atchison, Topeka and Hanta Fe, A, I'm', Denver and Rio Grande, preferred, 6%; l-ake Shore and Michigan Southern, Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific, each, 6; do preferred, ; Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, 3%; Northern Pacific, 3V4; Central Pacific ami Missouri, Kansas and Texas, eaoh, 2%; Denver ami Rio Grande, fty, and New York, Lake Erie and Western, Union Pa cific and Norfolk and Western, each, 1%. BURIAL OF ISAAC BASSETT. The Fnnernl Services Held In tlie First Preabj-terlun Church. Washington, Dec. 22.—The funeral serv ices of the late* Capt. Isaac Bassett, the venerable assistant doorkeeper of the Senate, took place this afternoon at the First Presbyterian church. The services were conducted by the Rev. Byron Sun derland, pastor of the church; Rev. Dr. Milburn, chaplain of the Senate, and Rev. Dr. Little. Dr. Sunderland, whose acquaintance with the deceased began In 1861, delivered an address. The funeral was partly an official func tion. Among those who attended were Senators Gorman, Sherman. Hawley, PefTer, Roach, and Mitchell of Oregon, as a committee of the Senate. Besides there were present a number of the em ployes. The casket was covered with beautiful floral tributes, one from the Senate em plpyes being exceedingly handsome. The body was interred In the Congressional cemetery. OKCHARDSOK LOSES rtOO. A Jnry Sets Aside the Will of His 84- V *-r-<) I*l Bride. Quincy, 111., Dec. 22.—The suit of Amelia T. Ooflesld of Denvel, Col., and Eliza A. Solaman of Chicago, heirs of the late Minerva Merrick Orcbardaon, vs. Charles Orebar* I*on, which was on trial in the cir cuit court here for the past two weeks, last evening resulted In a verdict set ting aside the will, which left an estate worth S6S,'XJO to Orchardson. The evidence clearly showed that Ordhardson, who or iginally came here from Chicago with Vera Ava, the spook priestess, took ad vantage of ttie wealthy widow Merrick, a believer in spiritualism, and by the aid of mediums, whom he used as his tools. In duced her to marry him and will her es tate to him. At tho time of her mairlage ill 1893 Mrs. Merrick was 84 years of age. She lived but a short time. Orchardson was 54 years of age. Z.KITOI X REPORTED C APTURED. The Turks Also galil to Have Massa cred the Armenians. London, Dec. 22.—The Telegraph will to morrow publish a dispatch from Vienna saying It Is reported there that Mustafa Pasha, commanding a Turkish force, has captured the town of Keitoun, which was sometime* ago taken by Insurgent Ar menian*. and that he has massacred all the Armenians In the place who did not wake their escape to the mountains. < '</uatanilno|4e De* 22 Klazuli Pasha, the es-grand vizier, has positively refused •he suilaft’s request to sgtUu assume the duties of that office. I DAILY, $lO A YEAR. | V 5 GENTS A COPY. > j WEEKLY 2-TIMES-A-WEEK $1 A YEAR f STRIKERS ASK A SETTLEMENT. A COMMITTEE CONFERS WITH THE TRACTION OFFICIALS. The Outeome of Ibe Conference ktlll In Doubt at MidulKht—.Mayor War wick Al*ln 500 Men to the Pollen Force anal Bs yn He la Determined to Maintain Peace at All Ilnsnrds. Philadelphia, Dec. 22.—For the first timu since last Tuesday, when the strike of tl|U motormen and conductors of the Union Traci lon Company l-gan. peace and quiet to-day reigned ujion the streets of Phila delphia. This was due to the decision of the Traction Company to make no at tempt to run any of Its rare to-day. Thla decision was adhered to. Since Tuesday the police force of the city has been on duty almost continuously, and the lull in hostilities to-day afforded the men a much needed rest. The strikers held a long meeting thla afternoon behind closed door*, and tho ■pro!able result of this meeting was seen to-night, when a committee representing the strikers and officials of the Union Traction Company held a long conferencu at the office! of the company. The strikers were represented on their committee by I'rusident Mahon of tho Amalgamated Association of Btreet Rail way Employes, Chairman Lutz of tt)a strikers’ executive committee, George Chance of the Typographical Union, anil George Griffith of the Christian League, When this committee presented itself at the office of the company, the l root lon officials refused to recognize Mr. Mahon and Mr. Lutz, anil thexe two walked the street outside while Mr. Griffith and Mr. Chance conferral with the rail way people. A proposition was laid before the traction officials, and this was met by a counter proposition. A long discus sion followed, and at 11:39 o'clock tho strikers' committee returned to the strik ers' headquarters for further Instructions. It Is the earnest hope of the majority of the citizens of Philadelphia that a com promise f some sort shall he reached at once, us the strike has already cost tho city Indirectly hundreds of thousands of dollars. Aside from tho direct expenses of the strike, the retail holiday trade has been practically killed and the merchants of the city are clamoring for an end. John Lowlier Welsh, president or the Union Traction Company, who has beon reported a* (wing the man who has stood In the way of all attempts at arbitration through hts absolute refusal to recognise the Amalgamated Association of Btreet Railway Employes still holds out. Mr. Welsh practically says in his statement that his company will never recognize the Amalgamated Association, and this way be the rook upon whkah ths nego tiations Tor a settlement will spilt. Ir a settlement is not reached to-night (tie company proposes to operate Its Market and Chestnut street and Larvcastar avenue branches to-morrow at all haz ards. In anticipation of further trouble to morrow tho mayor to-ntgnt swore In 590 more policemen, and these will glva hup a force of 3.000 meti at hla command. Mayor Warwick said to-day: “As mat ters stand to-day my duty as chief exec utive officer is to preserve the peace and order of ihls city,' and I will do thtn with ail tho force at my command, and If necessary I will bring to my a sal st ance all the force that can. be brought into requisition under the law, be it state or national. Life and property MmUI be protected by the strong urm of the law. lawlessness is anarchy, and that will not be permitted under any circumstance*,” If a settlement is not reached to-night great trouble may be expected to-morrow. The spirit of bitterness against the trac tion company ha* increased and the Im portation of men from other cities ha* intensified this feeling. Philadelphia, Dec. 23. 2 a. m.— President Welsh left the office of the company where the conference with the strikers' repre sentatives was held about midnight, and General Manager Heetem, It la understood, has authority to act In his place, tfp to 1 o'clock this morning the committee of the strikers hail not returned, and at that hour were atll'l In consultation with the executive committee of the striker*. A conference was held last right at th* mavor’s office between the mayor and Wliliam J. I-atta, general agent of th* Pennsylvania railroad, ex-Potmaster General Wanamaker and William M, Bliigerly, looking to a settlement of th* strike In some way. A BARK PROBABLY SUNK. Tlie 4'raft Disappear* After * Colllse lon With a Steamer. Plymouth. Dec. 22.—The British crutoqp Blake arrived here to-day from Chat ham. She reports that while off Port land, at 5 o'clock this morning, she passed a large steamer named Berlin, which sig nalled that two of her boatß had been searching for three hours for the British hark Wlllowbank, bound for Glasgow, with which vessel the Berlin had oe*n In collision. No srac of her could b* found. The Blake afterward saw an emp ty boa belonging to the Wlllowbank. The Berlin hail a hole In her bow. She pro ceeded up the channel. Southampton, Dec. 22.—Th* Berlin 1* the International Company's steamer of that name. She passed Hurst Castle this afternoon bound for this port. She had sails over her bows, evidently for th* purpose of keeping water from entering the hole forward. She was hove to Inside the Needles and this accounts for her de lay in entering the Solent. A pilot and two tugs have left here to assist her In. The Wlllowbank had a hrew of thirty nine men. They wer* all saved ,by tho Berlin, which must have found them afloat after speaking the Blake. Tho onljt life Inst was that of the pilot of the Wlllowbank. who went below to get his clothes*. The vessel went down before he had time to again reach the deck. BLAZE AT BALTIMORE. An Explosion of Illuminating; Gsx Starts the Fir*. Baltimore, Dec. 22.—An explosion of Il luminating gas early this morning In th* cellar of No. 32 West Baltimore street caused a loss by fire of $50,000. Heidel berger & Ct>., clothiers, the occupants of the building, lost $20,000 on. stock. The stock of McOadden & Mcßlwee, picture frame manufacturers, at No. 30. and Cush ing & Cos., Ijook-sellers, at No. 34. were each damaged about $5,000. The building at No. 32. owned by the Johns Hopkins estate, was damaged about $15,000. Five thousand dollars will cover the damage to the other buildings. The losses are idl covered by Insurance. THREE DROWNED. Two Women uml an Infant Perish I* a swollen freok. Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 12.—News has reached here of ths drowning I* For eh* < reek of Mrs. Tezud* Whittl'd of Hts- SMretL her Intent sod her meter, Ada Hardsgs, while attempting to ford the stream Thursday The stream wee irfgh by iMsuii of recent rain# Ths widr ~Af ili* I*o* Its* be# fm|*d tq ths drift Th* others sr* stlli musing.