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ENGLAND IS NOT. ALARMED.
Public Opinion Supports the Monrce Doctrine. BUT NOT AS TO VENEZUELA Trhole Country Stands Behind Salis bury, Although Some Think He Made ft Mistake War Scare Con fined to the Stock Exchanges and the Press Agitation for Protective Tariff on Farm Products. London, Dec. 21. Copyrighted, 1895, by the Associated Press. No excite ment has been manifested here In polit ical circles over the Venezuelan com plications, although their- effect has been felt on the stock exchanges. There has been some unloading of American securities, but the Cabinet Ministers are all enjoying the Christmas holi days In the country, and, outside of the utterances of the newspapers, there la nothing to indicate that war is ap prehended. Of course, the strained re lations between Great Britain and the United States have been uppermost in the public mind, especially during the latter part of the weeK. ana ine matter, which was at first treated lightly. Is now more deeply discussed, and there are Indication 4hat tka gravity nf the affair Is now fully grasped by the peo ple at large. A striking fact is that without a sin- gle exception, If the utterances of the press and the host of representative men who have spoken upon the sub ject can be relied upon, the whole country stands as solidly behind the Marquis of Salisbury as the United States Is understood to stand behind President Cleveland. Hut It should be added that it has been remarked in unmet Quarters that the Marquis of Salisbury might very well have omitted the passage In his reply to the note of Secretary Olney which has been look ed upon as questioning Secretary Ol ney's interpretation of the principles of the Monroe doctrine. Public opinion here, in spite of any statements to the contrary, certainly supports the gener al Idea of the Monroe doctrine. It Is not the doctrine itself which Is resent ed in Great Britain, but the claim is made that it does not apply to the Venezuelan dispute as It stands. This seems to be the whole of the British contention, and, according to cabled reports here, there is some such bel ef in the United Slates, it is con fldently expected in the best Informed nuarters that an amicapie arrange ment will be arrived at which will avert further financial troubles, to say nothing of a disastrous war between . the two greatest E..glish-speaking na tions of the eartn. PROTECTION FOR FARMERS, In addition to the financial disorder which has been the first feature of the trouble, there Is one phase of the re ceptlon of the war scare here which de serves especial attention, not only in England, but In the United States, The alarming reports circulated have been seized unon by the agricultural party as a Justification for the demands which they have recently made upon the Government for a change In the policy of Great Britain from free trade to protection. Mr. Lowther, M. P., leader of the protection party. Indi cates this In a pointed letter printed In the Times, showing the grave condi tion Great Britain would be. in If her food supplies from America were stop ped. Mr. Lowther points out that fifty per cent of the British food Imports come from the United States, and he therefore asks that British agricultur ists be protected in order to make this country an independent as possible of American food supplies. Fears are expressed that the war scare will materially assist this agita tion for protection against American food Imports, although the Statist to day gives utterance to a grave warn Ing to the public not to be frightened Into supporting import duties on wheat. In spite of such warnings, how ever, there Is little doubt that the agi tation here In favor of protection has been and will be further greatly strengthened by the bellicose utter ances on both sides of the Atlantic, and with a strong Conservative Govern ment In office, it is thought some mea sure for the, protection and fostering of British husbandry Is not unlikely to be come a law In due course of time. SULTAN IN HIGH SPIRITS. With the Venezuelan question on the tapis, there is no prospect of any con certed action In Armenia at present. A Constantinople correspondent who has been unusually well Informed throughout the crisis, writes recording the Sultan's triumph at the difficulty Great Britain is now placed In, and says neither England nor any of the powers has done anything to save the 400,000 Armenians who are now facing tne alternative of starvation or con, version to Mohammedanism. The Sul tan, the correspondent continues. Is confident and exultant, and has never -before been seen In such spirits. CARTER AMUSED THE PRINCE The Prince and . Princess of Wales will leave today for Sandringham.where Chvtstmas festivities on a large scale win be In order next week - The Prince of Wales, by the way, has always taken a -keen Interest In billiards, and while visiting the Earl ana Countess of Caernavon at High clere castle, Newbury, on Wednesday last, Eugene Carter, the American bll Hard player, who has been giving bril liant exhibitions of his skill here for some time past, easily defeating the English champions, was summoned to Hlghclere. There, In the bllllard-room f the castle, Carter's clever hand strokes deliirhtpri th nnmnanv nresent and earned for himself the warm praise of the Prince. Truth's sixteenth annual exhibition or dolls and toys was' held last week n-i Aioert nail ana was a success, Among the contributors was Mrs, Urover Cleveland. In addition to the Cabinet Ministers, ?very one who could possibly get out of town for the holidays has already done "o, and bo far as the "smart set concerted, London Is practically desert- ana wui te for another ten days, ah tnose who have houses in the coun try have gone w them, and laree par ties are being entertained at nearly all the large places, like the Luke of De vonshire s and Lord Salisbury's. THE QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS. The Queen is at Osborne, where Christmas day will be celebrated with the customary splendor. The Queen is specially thoughtful and liberal to all the servants on these occasions and always has a gorgeous Christmas-tree In the decoration of which she Is great ly Interested. Every servant of her Majesty's household receives some pres ent, and most of these are decided on by the Queen herself. The servants jo have a most splendid dinner, which Is followed by a ball on Christ mas night. THE MATBRICK CASE. It Is now once more understood that soon after Parliament meets the Home . Secretary, Blr Matthew White Ridley, Who has been considering the numerous documents In the case of Mrs. Florence Maybrlck, the American, now under going sentence of Imprisonment for life, after having been convicted of poisoning her husband, will announce his decision, but this Is little reason to suppose that the case will be reopened. In the meantime Baroness De Roques, . Maybrlck's mother, is indltmant i At nimor which have been clrcu- .. Amerlca, and more especially ai the grossly sensational statements contained In a London letter to the h ew7ork Tlme" "! published Novem ber 24th, referring to the alleged ,con- fesslons of a released prisoner. . KO.ues, In a letter to sat-'iCtf K on hU ibjcit rSsit'lve nZ t0 8tate " the most !5l. .?anntr' ?" my Personal knowl- , ".,"7, -uiuuruy, mat there Is not the slightest truth in any one of the sensational, defamatory and cruel statements which are circulated at regular intervals about my daughter h15' I.Mk that such k c" rePeatea by the press, with authors be erred to me to deal "I have endured with nnin a prise these continuous libels against a woman unable to defend herself or to know about these thino-o visits to her. I appeal to the chivalry and fair play of mankind to cease these lying statements. Innocent of crime and already deenlv wmnmH t io, 1 - inuum oe no endeavor to cover her with unworthy 'confessions.' " DR. BARROWS S PILGRIMAGE. Some attention ha noon avnimn I - - wvi.ii 1SU0CU III London by the statements In the Amer ?? ?rB ln reeard to the pilgrimage which Dr. Barrows of Chicago would undertake to India. Dr. Lunn. who was severely criticised by Truth for his connection with the nrin,iu,i,i conference, states that he will not un- uenase ine business arrangements of the pilgrimage, which will be conduct ed by a tourist agency, his efforts be ing connnea to securing the party of pilgrims. It Is proposed that a com pany of fifty or sixty shall leave Eng land next autumn, after holding meet ings in Exeter hall. They will proceed to Rome, where it is hoped Dr. Barrows will obtain an audience with the Pope. r rum nurae me parry will go to Pales tine and then on to India. Krishna Menon. a lead inn- Hi nrinn nf London, who recently secured the sil ver meaai or tne Society of Arts for a paper read before that society, stated to a representative of the Associated Press: "I am conversant with the scheme of Dr. Barrows's proposed lec tures in India. I am surprised that he should be selected for the undertaking because, while he is known through his efforts In connection with the parlia ment ui religions, i don t regard him as a particularly profound thinker. In fact, the leading Indians who attend ed the parliament told us in India on their return that, apart from the ad mirable organization of the churches and religious orders In America, they were not particularly impressed by any truths there. Although India is a country of speculation In all religious matters, and Dr. Harrows will be most cordially received, I doubt if his lec tures will have much effect. We be lieve in India that there are many precepts and truths ln the Hindoo re ligion that might with profit be grafted upon the Western world." mrs. jonn r ams or Philadelphia, a relative of President Monroe, is to be married on Monday at the Catholic church of the Assumption, this city, to E. B. Bralatour. ex-secretary of the Paris legation. Mr. Thomas F. Bayard, the United States Embassador, is to give the bride away, and many promi nent Americans will be present at the ceremony. FENCED PUBLC LANDS. RECOGNITION OF THE WEST House Committee Assign ments Give Satisfaction. passage of a gold bond bill was Im possible, as it would be bitterly fought by the silver men. Some Republicans were Inclined to couple with a bill to enable the Government to procure money, a proposition for raising reve nue by amending the tariff law, but the general sentiment seemed to be ln favor of low rate, interest-bearing long-time coin bonds of small denomi nation, which It was thought the peo- 1Oinage, Weights and Measures I scribe; for to aid the treasury In Its Utah Delegate's Resolution to Pre- e ,,. e y- Ju.st 8U.cn a PPosltion. It vent Tioin. i. m j wi" be remembered. Mr. Reed offered vent Raids on the Treasury and I in the last Congress. speaker Keed feels the responsibili ty very keenly. He realizes that the situation in the Snate, and the major j Ity for silver there in no wise relieves the House, and the action of the House must be independent of the action and result at the other end of the Capitol. a partial canvass of the silver men in thje senate, made among Republt- Mines and Mining, Agricultural and Prevent the Issue of Bonds Obli gations to be Paid in Silver. Washington, D. C. Dec. 21, 1S95. Speaker Reed's assignments of com mittees today are almost universally C'OID mt'Tl ,1 ,..! ,.- H".... . 1. ,. mi un t."r " ' . "c cans. Democrats and Populists alike. -.-.... ,. U1 UIe allsBourl rlver re. reveals a dlt.1(lea disposition to couple ceived remarkable recognition at Mr. silver legislation with any measure for Reed's hand, and the committee list the relief of the treasury that may be evidences his desire to be more eener- onered. ous than , k . a Cockrell, Teller, Dubois, Prltchard. ous than any of his predecessors with Pettlgrew, Baker and Butler all said tnat great Republican section of the that the Secretary of the Treasury had country reaching westward between the means for meeting the emergency the river and the I In his own hands, which was In paying Delee-Rtn p,nm, nf 'ti.-t, . out silver and coining the Bilver ln the .len . .h ... ?. a treasury. They were likewise agreed signed to the committees which he had upon the propsition that they would requested, with other delegates. They not consent to give further authority are unusually good appointments for new member and a Delegate, and will be filled by Mr. Allen when he reaches nere on the 1st of next month. Mr. for the Issuance of more lnterest-bear- bonds. They did not even display a willingness to authorize the short-time certificates of Indebtedness proposed last session. They expressed the opln- Cannon Is given tenth nlac-e on Mlnea ion that the continuance of Congress in and Mining and Coinage, Weights and 8ession during the holidays would bring ..oui0, aiiu otveiiieemn place on me Committee on Agriculture. Representative, Mondell of Wyoming is nrth on Irrigation .and on Mines and Mining, while Representative' Wilson of Idaho Is placed third on Irrigation and eighth on Public Lands. Repre sentative Newlands of Nevada Is. fifth on Banking and Currency and also ob- WAYS AND MEANS TALK. Thq House Seems to Favor a Popular .Bona issue. Washington, Dec. 21.' There was little Informal discussion of the situa tion ln the Ways and Means Commit tee, directed mainly to keeping Con tains a position on the important Com- gress ln session through the holidays. Doubts were expressed whether it E E Great Britain Must Ba:k Out Fight MESSAGt SENT TO CONGRESS. hs President Recommends that a Commission be Appointed to Deter mine the Venezuelan Boundary and that Any Attempt to Extend British Territory be Resisted, at Whatever Cost Secretary Olney'e Vigorous and Patriotic communi erly Insist upon the doctrine without re gard to "the state of things in which we live," or any changed conditions here or elsewhere, It Is not apparent why Its application may not be Invoked In the present controversy. If a European pow er, by extension of Its boundaries, takes possession of territory of one of our neighboring republics against Its will and in derogation of its rights, it Is difficult to we why, to that extent, such Euro pean power does not thereby attempt to extend its system of government to that portion of this continent which Is thus taken. This Is the precise action which President Monroe declared to be "dan gerous to our peace and safety," and It can make no difference whether the European system Is extended by as ad vance of frontier or otherwise. It is also suggested ln the British re ply that we should not seek to apply the Monroe doctrine to the pending dispute because It does not embody any princi ple of International law which "Is found ed on tne general consent of nations," i .,. TTr,ltn Rtataa 1 " "talesman, nowever eml- cation to Salisbury XJnltea states nent and no natloni however powerful. io inneri inio me coao or ,w a novel nrlnclule which was never recognised before, and which is Sovereign on the American Con- are competent t tinent and Her Fiat is the Law- '"ir"'""'!" No Intermeddling by a jsuropean i ha8 not tintM accepted by the gov n -nrm ha TrO united Sails- I ernment of anv other enuntrv u.a to Arbitrate and Re- I Practically, the principle for which we has no rightful concern bury Refuses t0 contend has a peculiar If not an exclu- On the other hand, it clear to Great Britain and the world by frequent interposition of good offices that the controversy Is one In which Its honor and Its Interests are Involved, and the continuance of which It cannot regard with indifference. DUTY OF THE UNITED STATES. This status, the Secretary says, com pels those charged with the interests of the United States to decide to what extent, If any, the United States may and should Intervene ln a controversy between and primarily concerning only Great Britain and Venezuela, and to decide how far it Is bound to see that the integrity of Venezuelan territory Is not impaired by the pretensions of its powerful antagonist Are any such duties Involved upon the United States? If not, the United States has already done all If not more than all that a purely sentimental In terest in the affairs of the two coun tries justifies, and to push its Interpo sition further would be unbecoming and undignified, and might well sub ject it to the charge of Impertinent in termeddling with affairs with which it Power Will be Toleratea satis- i ernment or any other country.' nudiatea the Monroe Doctrine 8v6 relation to the United ai.t. it ..,.1 .i,,. iot thir Messaee Arouses Great Enthu- mv "t hove been admitted In so .many discharge will not permit of any action "7 10 01 international law, .,,. RllIl11 nnt h- .i(,i,,nt and that if l"m- but since in International councils everv i n05. ....S!!:".1: J"La. .... ' nation Is entitled to the rights belonging l, Pwer 01 tne uniieu du i Washington Dec. 17.-The message of to it If the enforcement of the Monroe I adequate, shall not result In the accom .LliS.!.. A7n.inH to ronsrress. trans- doctrine Is something we may JuBtly pllshment of the end ln view. :sident Cleveland W longrCTs, ti c, K hM (u e 7 , question thuB presented as a .ittfno. iha corrpHDonueiiw n. 1 . .. . , , , nu .,, . - iecretary Olney and Lord Ballsoury, 1 curely ,( lt were gpecincaiy men. Clatlve to the Venezuelan ispute. created a real sensation In Washington today. Although the na- ore of Secretary Olney's vigorous com .iitnlcatlon and of Lord Salisbury s .nswers had been already accurately tnretold ln the Associated Press dis patches from Washington ami iuim"1" uonea, ana wnen tne tmitea states is a suitor before a high tribunal that admin isters International law, the question to be determined Is whether or not we n re sent claims which the justice of tliaf code The Monroe doctrine tton ln those principles of International law which are based upon the theory matter of principle, and regard being had to the settled National policy, does not seem difficult of solution. Yet the momentous practical consequences de pendent upon Its determination require that it should be carefully considered and that the grounds of the conclusion - rs was still great popular craving I that every nation shall have Its rights : how th President would protected and Its Just claims enforced. . . . . o.!,.!,.... ratnall tO I . -1 ,i.k t nrA Sniiahurv's refusal to lubmit the matter to arbitration, and he message was listened to with ln r.i.pA interest In Congress, and was ivad with avidity on the streets. Wyoming Ranchmen Ordered to Re move Their Fences. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 21. In the Fed eral court today judgments by default were entered against Samuel Lannlng, Eldred C. West and Lyman H. Ells bury, ranchmen of Crook county, against whom complaint had been made of Illegally Inclosing Govern ment land. It was ordered that the fences erected by them should be re moved within five days, or they would be taken down by the United States Marshal. A bill of exceptions ln the Bannock Indian hunting rlghtB case was filed by the State, and an appeal from Judge Klners recent decision taken to tne United States Supreme court. BUT E EXPUS0I FAILUII. Verdict Against the Kenyon-Connell Company, Which is Attached. Butte, Mont., Dec. 21. The Kenyon- Connell Commercial company failed to night and was attached by Clark Bros., bankers, for $58,257.37; California Pow der 'company for $6,923.75; National Tube Works of Chicago for $4,553.99. The attachments were levied in an ticipation of an unfavorable verdict In the first of several score of damage suits against the company growing out of the powder explosion of last January. An hour after the attachments were made the lurv brouerht ln a verdict against the company for $5000 on the fist case, and fixed the responsibility on the company for the explosion. CONSTITUTION IS ALL RIGHT mittee on Foreign Affairs. HOLIDAY PLANS UPSET. The refusp - f the House to adjourn for the holia-v recess will nrevent most of the far Western Senators and mem bers from leaving the city, as they had Intended. Senator Shoup had expect ed to start several days ago for home, to bring back with him after the holi days Mrs. Shoup and his family. He said today that the condition of pub lic affairs prevented him from making any plans, and that he was unable to state when he would leave Washing ton. Senator Dubois and Representa the Edgar Wilson will neither return home for the holidays. Delegate Can non, who Is tonight in Providence, R. I., engaged in completing negotiations for the Pioneer Electric comnanv of Ogden, will remain In Washington un til after the Statehood proclamation Is sues. CANNON'S SILVER RESOLUTION. An Informal conference of silver Re publicans of the house was held this af ternoon after adjournment, in which the following resolution, drafted by Delegate Frank J. Cannon of Utah, was read and considered and later informal ly discussed by some of the Bilver Sena tors: "Resolution to prevent raids on the Treasury 'gold reserve and to remove the temptation to Issue National bonds, He lt resolved by the House of Rep resentatives of the United States, the Senate concurring, that the Secretary of the Treasury be and he Is hereby directed to redeem ln silver dollars of the United States all obligations of the United States which may be presented for redemption at the Treasury, or any depository of the Treasury, and which are legally redeemable ln said silver dollars or by their letter are redeema ble in cojn, or in the redemption of which the United States has the option of paying silver or gold as it may elect; such payment and redemption with sil ver dollars exclusively to continue until the amounts of gold and silver in the Treasury shall be equal, measured at their present coinage value, and there after such redemption to be with the metal, either gold or silver, of which the Treasury shall have the larger amount, measured at their present coinage value. No action beyond discussion was ta ken upon the resolution, and those present adjourned to meet on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. There were present Representatives from nearly all the mining States and Territories. They will, perhaps, decide on Monday whether the resolution should be In troduced and supported. It Is not known who will Introduce the resolu tion ln the event of the conference de ciding to support it. Vhen Delegate Cannon was asked if he would bring the resolution before the House, he re plied that he thought lt would be bet ter for Mr. Towne of Minnesota or Mr. Broderick of Kansas to present it ln the form finally decided upon by the conference. MONDELL'S BILLS. Statehood Proclamation on January 4th. The Attorney-General and President Find the Constitution is in Accord ance with the Enabling Act The Proclamation Will he Issued on the Fourth and State Officials Take Office oh the Sixth. ' Washington, Dec. 21. The new Con stltutlon of Utah, which was brought to Washington a week ago by the Utah Commissioners, has been exam ined by the President and Attorney. General Harmon, and found to be In all respects In accordance with the terms Drescrlbed ln the enabling act Therefore the President will issue his proclamation January 4th next, declar ing Utah a state or tne union. As the State officers are to assume their duty on the Monday following the admission of 'the new State, they will be ln office on January 6th. Attorney- General Harmon has telegraphed these facts to the Chief Justice of utan, at the request of the President. Judge Merritt Notified. Chief Justice Merritt yesterday re ceived the following telegram fron Attorney-General Harmon: Samuel A. Merritt. Chief Justice: The President directs me to say the proclamation will Issue to bear date January 4th, so State officers' terms will begin January vtn. JUDSON HARMON, Attorney-General. would be possible for the House to get down to work within a week, but it was thought the country would not take kindly to an adjournment ln the present condition of financial affairs with the President's message unacted upon. , No suggestions for legislation of any sort were brought forward, nor was it finally settled beyond doubt that the committee would attempt to report any plan for Immediate action. The policy favored by Mr. Dingley is understood to be for short-term, low-denomination certificates of indebtedness, or bonds, to maintain the gold reserve, and an advance of certain tariff schedules to provide sutticient revenue for the ex penses of the Government. There Is a general expression in the House in fa vor of a popular bond issue, if any temporary expedient is to be resorted to. It is said that the President has the same authority to make a bond Issue as he had for the former bond Issues. It seems to be conceded that Congress will not legislate for gold bonds, and that no proposition but a coin bond can be passed. Tariff legis lation Is also much talked of. The House is almost unanimous ln favor of continuing ln session, Mr. Hepburn (Rep., Ia.) Bald: "It looks as though the President waB try ing to take advantage of the position Congress placed itself by the unani mous Indorsement of his foreign policy to drive it to adopt his financial meas ures, which he knows neither the Re publicans nor the Democrats approve, It seems to me the surest way to allay public uneasiness would be for Con gress to adjourn, thus showing that it does not fear a financial crisis." Mr. Walker, chairman of the Com mittee on Banking and Currency, says that in his opinion there are but two ways out of the present difficulty for the treasury. These are: The con tinued issue of bonds every quarter or oftener, or a great increase in the reve nue, so that lt will Bumce to pay cur rent expenses of the Government, and also to buy gold to maintain the con stantly diminishing reserve. The Democratic members of the Ways and Means Committee are dis posed to let the Republicans do what they will to Initiate legislation In the meantime the unsettled situa tion gives rise to a talk of a Republican caucus to Instruct the Ways and Means Committee. Engineers Should be Citizens. Washington, Dec. 21. Senator Squire of Washington has introduced a bill which will greatly Increase the useful ness as naval reserve vessels of many steamships carrying the American nag. The bill provides that hereafter all the engineers of ocean steamers carry lng an American register, shall be run fledged citizens of our country; aiso that such engineers shall be officially declared officers. A careful investiga tion of the laws governing the mer chant marine shows that lt Is possible of law can find to be rlKht and valid. nnds its recogni- arrived at should be fully and frankly stated. MAY JUSTLY INTERPOSE. The Secretary lays lt down as a can on of International law that a nation may justly interpose ln a controversy between other nations whenever "what Is done or proposed by any of the parties primarily concerned Is a seri ous and direct menace to Its own Integ rity, tranquillity or welfare." The propriety of the rule, when ap- OUR GOVERNMENT'S RIGHTS. Of course this Government Is entirely confident that under the sanction of this doctrine we have clear rights and un doubted claims. Nor Is this ignored ln Mowhere was there a voice lifted In I the British reply. The Prime Minister, sent from the doctrine so .nniuj i wnue not aamming mat ine aionroe aoc v, th. Proaldent. but on the I trine Is applloable to present conditions, contrary there was an outburst of pa triotic reeling mat musi n'ghly gratifying to the chief execu r .ki xinnifiari l inn on hihihi ncnairi body that rarely exhibits emotion on "though the language of President Men- This leads up to an elaborate review .. - i u witnessed tne I roe is aireoted to tne attainment or. an l m ine lvionroe aocirine. ana Bec.reia.ry ?.l-,riu.ll.d sDeetacle of handclapplng object which most Englishmen would Olney, Btating that the proposition that I. r..i.,,.. wi.h was the soonta- s' io .oe salutary, n is inipussiuio America is in no part open to coioniza neous expression of the approval oi ai i any equate authority in the code of mnat every Senator, without regard to l international law." narty. On the Btreets the message was I Again he says "they (her Majesty's Gov states, "ln declaring that the United I plied ln good faith, will not be oues- Btates would resist any such enterprise tloned ln any quarter, though lt has lSi&F&th&lZ&2!Z Uade a cloak for schemes of wanton ment or tnat date." He runner declares '""; . ......;......... a. a votsrana of the late I eminent! fullv concur with the view a.si.uaac avnltantlv of what they I which President Monroe apparently en wr Ulltea ""MMW O' ' ' ' terlalned, that any disturbance of ex- w. re prepareu ,hT' at lBtlng territorial distribution ln that hem- tlsn has very long been conceded, says that our "resent concern Is with the other practical application of the Mon roe doctrine, viz.: That American non intervention, ln Europe necessarily Im plied European non-intervention ln American affairs, the disregard of -1 " ..i hnildlno- the em-l.V: , "'u.'"'"",.Y"v.'"r which, by any European power, is to . .,... n-othororl and sang with gusto he Btar opaiiBi - be deemed an act of unfriendliness to ward the United States. SCOPE. OF THE DOCTRINE. On this point the Secretary says: "The precise scope and limitations of this rule cannot be too clearly ap prehended. It does not establish any general protectorate by the United States over other American StateB. It under a decision of the Secretary of Representative Mondell of Wyoming the Treasury for all ocean steamers todav Introduced the following bills: For the relief of Cordelia de feyster Black; providing for the manner of making application for patents on min eral placer lands, where the same are located on unsurveyed lands of the United States; providing for proofs of the discovery of mineral on placer mining claims. Marlon L. Joseph was today nomi nated for postmaster at Casper, Wyo. REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE. Stiff Sentences for Robbers. Butte, Mont.. Dec. 21. Highway rob bery Is getting unpopular in Butte. Today William Holland, who was found guilty of holding a man up a montn ago, was sentenced to fifteen years ln the penitentiary. His partner, W. F. Williams, had pleaded guilty and got five years. This makes combined sen tences of sixty-four years on five men for highway robbery In two months. Heney Convicted. Carson, Nev., Dec. 21. After being out five hours, the Jury ln the Heney mint case brought In a verdict of guil ty. Heney will be sentenced Tuesday mornlnav Contracts for Americans. San Francisco, Deo. 21. A special from Seattle says that the Turkish complications have made Russia even more desirous of completing her rail road. To accomplish the object she has sent an agent or commissioner to ne gotiate with American contractors to assist ln constructing the great high way. This agent, who is now In Seat tie. Is Count De Tolance-Loutre, a civil engineer. He is said to be conferring with a local firm, with the object In view of letting a contract for the con struction of part of the road. Members of the House Discuss Meas ures of Policy. Washington, D. C, Dec. 21. The Re publican members of the Ways and Means committee held a private cpp-. sulfation for two hours tonight in their committee rootp at the capital, at which Speaker Reed and several, other leading Republicans not members' of the committee were present. The pur pose was to discuss' general questions of policy, but not with a view to ar ranging a definite plan at this time. The members present were extremely reticent and- evasive, stating that, the meeting was only for th purpose of exchanging Individual views generally. It Is known that ' the - President's meeting was only for the purpose of discussed, and the trend of opinion was that, regardless of the sentiments of the members as to the wisdom of the communication. It was necessary to devise some plan Immediately for the relief of the treasury as a protection to the business Interests of the coun try. There was a good deal of talk about short-term bonds and the ex pediency of making certain changes to Increase the revenue. There was some discussion of the problem of so arrang ing the bond authorization as to re quire a separate accounting of the pro portion of the gold proceeds that would go to protect the gold reserve and the proportion that might be used to defray deficiencies ln receipts. It was the understanding that the House should remain ln session all next week, adjourning from day to day until some plan was effected upon which all the Republicans couia unite, or until the financial situation so changed for the better as to admit of an adjournment without causing a be lief ln business circles tnat tne ma jority was disposed to shirk its duty, The conference adjourned to meet again Monday. carrying the American flag to have their engine-room complement made up entirely of foreigners, who have simply declared their intention of be coming citizens of our country. Senate Confirmations. Washington, Dec. 21. The Senate ln executive session today confirmed John L. Peak of Missouri Minister to Switz erland; Brlg.-Gen. Wesley Merritt, to be Major-General; Col. Z. R. Bliss, Brleadler-General; Col. William P. Craghlll, Chief of Engineers; Col. Thad- deus H. Stanton, raymaster-uenerai. Gen. Coppinger was not confirmed. but passed over ln order to allow other nominations to be connrmea. it. call of their country, art or any Kuropean State would be niKiiiy inexpeaient cnanie." In the belief that the doctrine for which We contend was clnar and rietiiiltn. and U. V.- whita House, messages pour- that lt .was founded upon substantial con- ,. .- ,-, nf the coun- I ""riiuns ana involved our sareiy ana d In from every qua rter of the coun welfara tnat ,t wfta fu appUcttble l0 rv congratulating the President upon our pieBent conditions and to the "state his message. They came irom nmi i i or ti,e world's progress," and that lt wsb li lartles and every staiio", a" iuii-wcut luiaiou io uie penaing conirover- . . i an innn after the de- lay. and without any conviction as to the l" """". I . ma Anal marlta of 1h rihmnt. h.,t anvln,,. niaies over outer juiieriua,u duiiot. . ivery or the oocument 'u ''''tj; to learn ln a satisfactory and conclusive does not relieve any State from Its obll to afford a substantial tribute to ine mannar wnetner Great Bl.ltai, sought, gations, as fixed by International law, enterprise or tne A8BK1'eu, , " : I under olalm of boundary, to extend her 1 nor prevent any European power dl- liri-emlnaiing so quicmy v i possessions on mis continent witnout i rectly interested rrom enrorcmg sucn ..nlnn thrmis-hmit the country, 1 ria-ht. or WilAther aha maralv aniiu-ht nnH- I ..i .1 1 nM infllntlnv ... al tnd to the great journals which It session of territory Included within her punishment for the breach of them. It orv;s in issuing extra .uu g j does not contemplate any inference "i1.." nf course, was of the r5?or.A?rbL,rat'0.n a8 ?roV? al-il? .ha i HAntt hotarcan if- ireatest Interest ln dlplomatto circles, i ,nd that tne vexatou9 boundary dispute and other American States. It does not tnd the general impression on a sober 1 between the two contestants might be Justify any attempt on our part to second consideration of the notes was determined and our exact standing and change the established form of govern- . . . . 1,0. nnt vet reached a I relation ln resDect to the controversy . . 1 a..A vnn. ,' the correspondence yent the people of such state from al he hint of Great Britain s purpose to herewlth submitted that this proposition terlng that form according to their reopen negotiations wim ", ; I has been declined by the British Govern- own will and pleasure. inciting to settlement of the dispute i m8nt, upon grounds which, under the clr-1 "The -rule ln question has but a sln- oetween themselves perhaps may be re- I cumstances, seem to me to be far from I gle object. It Is that no European pow- sarded as the lnaicatiun vi i "'" ??"""""; " "vn uiiiiuiib er or comDinauon or European puwera fvhole matter will end. , t such an appeal jWto the 8ha forcibly deprive American VBNEi&tJrjLjA. tlons dlrectty concerned, addressed to the Btate 01 nf .SaffnV fn? l? Minister Andrade of Venezuela se- gg. 0 ju8tl(MI an(j to'the magnanimity government, and of shaping for "sell nnnv nr ma nicsBiucv ... 101 one 01 rna BTflat nnwnra or inn wm-n 1 lis uwb uuiiva. w, iuv rl e day and cabled lt by way or tuoa i and touching its relations to one com ..V5i waltl to his Government. The paratlvely weak and Bmall, should have ', ? V,...mi.inn la elaht hours. 1 produced no better results, rime of transmission is eignt ' our duty i plain .Th i. fni that Its reception at I ""i 1 i i-l,aiis. -imi i. ia ----- , . , - 1 ine course 10 oa pursuea ny mis uav-1 .','waqas will be the signal tor an en- i ernmenti in vlew of th9 nreaent condl Ihuslastlo demonstration. MlnlBter An-1 tion, does not appear to admit of si-i Ioub I tilde's satisfaction was almost Deyona i doubt. Having labored faithfully fori .he nnwer of expression. I many years to Induce Great Britain to The. message Is superb," said he, urmlt this dispute to impartial armtra ine It - . Hon, and hav ng been now finally ap- vl.,n K filtVor In the n Pr'!e1 f refuf4 V? do.?0' r.,hl? re L I VI ibc t." ...w .-- --t,--. I mains Ulll 10 acceiil uiw bhuh.iiim. 10 re- ibiuic, 11a Hint cinrvt. ma-o 'll'tv of the sentiments expressea im con its nlaln renulrements Rnd deal 1 mentnna and far-renchlnsr. I- was the li 1 he masterly exposition of the Mon- with it accordingly. Great Britain's pres- component factor ln the emancipation .or doctrine. There can be no doubt ent proposition has never thus far been of South America, and to lt the lnde-. or misconstruction of Its meaning. In "y"- pendent States of that region are large- my country it "X Sart of thl whlcftha? Mw temVhZ ly Indebted for their very existence. I.e.tnest appreciation on the part 01 tne advantage and may enter into of her own Since then the most striking single Oorernment and the people ror tnis (ree wnl oannoti 0t course, be objected to achievement to be credited to the rule i.owsrful expression of friendship rrom Dy the united States. Assuming, how- Is the evacuation of Mexico by the l strong country ln behalf of a com- ever, that the attitude of Venezuela will French. But we are also Indebted to 'nUdfrasskedwhat the JBSlo S tg&S S&'JZZ next step of Venezuela would be ftSSSSJta . oeterml newithliufflcUt'cer! Central America, and excluding Great There Is nothing further for us io talnty for lu justification what is the Britain from any dominion there. It do We have announced our ponoy tru0 diviBionaj line between the Repub- has been used In the case of Cuba, as nuil -n that we have the co-operation M0 of Venezuela and British Uuiana. ln- ir justifying the position, while the nn.i support of the United States. We aulry to that end should, of course, be sovereignty of Spain will be respected, t" .Ittirmore than spectators now." d"dwehtc that the Island will not be permitted to "I- the Plan of a comml sslo n t o n- due wt .houlW b8g Klvenf to al avaU- become the possession of any other restlgate the question and fix the line t o( tne 3almg of both partleB " European power. It has been Influen feaslble?" the Minister was asked. In orjer that ,ucn examination should tlal in bringing abeut the definite relin- -n..aAf1 an" he renlled. "The eVI- he nmaecnted in a thnrnnch nnrl antln. milnhment nf a.nv Rlirinnfled nrotector- .lenre. can readily be furnished, so far factory manner, I suggest that Congress ate by Great Britain over the Mosquito uc,lv wans- J T nr It I I tnolra a rlfwavm tat annrnnrlaHnn n av I . SANCTIONED VS CONGRESS. The Secretary that lt Is mani fest that a rule which has been openly and uniformly acted upon by the exe cutive branch of the Government for seventy years must have had the sanc tion of Congress. Nor, he addB, If the practical results of the rule be sought for, Is the record either meager or ob scure. Its first effect was indeed mo- as Venezuela Is concerned. It will be make adequate appropriation for the ex- coast. ".IwSi. aa the documents penses of a commission, to be appointed! t, t laounuun t.v. - -,rin,inoll. and I by the Executive, who shall make the I ana maps are very y?1"!"1"""" """J necessary Investigation and report upon Tom many sources, uiw.uu..,B the matter with the least possible delay. WALL STREET RELIEVED. BUYING ORDERS RECEIVED FROM LONDON'. Came Out in Better Shape Than Was Expected Heavy Gold Shipments Looked for Next Week. HOUSE ALL AT SEA. Great Difference of Opinion Concern ing financial legislation. Washington, Dec. 21. Most of the today as to what should be done ln re sponse to the appeal of the President' message for means of protecting the gold reserve, but there was a unanlm Ity that Congress should stay here and face the situation. The Democrats were disposed to await the action of the Re publican majority, and the latter seemed ready to shoulder the burden. Here and there a member was found who was willing to vote for gold bonds, but the overwhelming sentiment on President Polk relied upon it, though perhaps erroneously, to prevent the trannfer nf Yucatan. General Grant, ln Holland Spain and other countries, as I DUTY TO RESIST. I the same spirit, declared that existing '. : . .j vA-w,ialo 11 I -.. . . , . . , I .1 i .1 waiu rin lntio-pp Rllhlent Well as tnose ui t ciicou.". tii I "n6n sucn report is maae ana acceptea i uciichuchvwd - ' At the BrlllBn njmuaaoy on .... ii win, in my opinion, uts mo auiy or tne I lu trimmer liuiii uun vu... "- enn Vila evtenslve official I United States to resist bv everv means I tr another, and another development Is corns shared in the general interest In In Its power as willful aggression upon found ln the objection to arbitration of corps Bnareu 1.1 i a th.i the I Its rljrhts and Interests the annronrlation I o .l i nntrnveralea hv a Vn- day the. Salisbury answer , stmultane- any territory which, after Investigation, rests ted the Xf J": OUSly Wltn us puuiicnu nave ueierminea oi rignt oeiong to I -".- , ' n the President's message Is to Con- Venezuela. I "serious Indeed will be the cnse: as tne riwiuoi". u inln. I l nnl,ln. h..o ..nnmnn. t I if mnun hncttlla fnnt ahniild rreaa and ItOS not KUIIB IIUUUBH u , . ... ..-.., n .-" . - A & -, , jrui.rn i . ... l. vi ...... ...... - matin channels, lt was not a part of alive to the responsibility Incurred, and without jf.st cause tread those States the matter "given to the British publlo keily realize ail the consenuences that in tne New World which have emancl tne matter f ,,:" , . Thu may follow. I am, nevertheless, firm ln themaelvea from European con by the Foreign Office today. This pre- convlotion that, while lt Is a grievous Pat,e,? themselves rrom European con sentS me "l --- lining 10 comeuipmis 1110 inn great ang- 1 """,n,rI,nnI rvrrt tit tttttj ATJtP terestlng Itself with the phase of the Hsh-speaklng peoples of the world as be- NO INTERMEDDLING BY EUROPE, auestlon most acceptable to Itself, Don- I Ing otherwise than friendly competitors In I "American questions, it is said, are ? . 1.1 -&. trio Hal la- I t ha onward march oE civillzat Inn n nn I . . . .. j ii aAnA. naturally Deincuiiiu ..a great nation can Invite which equals I doctrine in tne temt, " the President's message. I that which follows supine submission to all Europe were suddenly to fly to arms Mr. Bax-Ironstdes of the Embassy I wr0ng and injustice and consequent loss I over the fate of Turkey, would it not ataff went to the Capitol during the I of national self-respect and honor, be-1 be preposterous that any American j a wjitneaa ine reauina ui uio i .- . u,...uvu urate nnnina it nil l mi-ii. iiicaii inuu ments. bit wae not present during the the people s safety ana greatness voved , the mlserleg and burdens of demonstration m ." .. TCxeoutlva Mansion, uec. 17. 1896. "Ic Beyond the BailSDury leitBra, New York, Dec. 21. Wall street, es pecially ln the Immediate vicinity of the Stock Exchange, Is ordinarily on a Satur day afternoon one of the least frequented and most quiet streets ln New York. To day, however, almost until evening, crowds of neonlo throneed the neighbor ing Btreets. and groups of members of the Exchange and curbstone brokers were K-atnerea in wall street, Broad ana .Nas sau streets and Exchange place, discuss- ine tne iiamteiunKs or tne uav. LotiBia erable satisfaction was expressed over the news that buying orders rrom isurope had been received by some or tne repre sentative foreign houses for execution on Mondav. and It was predicted that ror eign capitalists and Investors would joeaily realize tho roily oi sacruicing lelr American securities. The general imnresslon was that the extreme tentton had been relaxed, and that with reasonable leniency on tne pari of the banks, a quieting down would oc cur Monday. The point Is made that. considering tne suuuenness oi tne Dreaa, tne street nas come out in Doner snaps than rnuld have heen antlclnated. as. with perhans one excention, none oi tne fntlnrea have hc-n nf the first claSB. run s-reat auestlon conironiina ins financial community will bo that of the nrobalila extent of the withdrawals of irolrt from the sub-treasury for Bhlpment By the mid-week Bteamcr. Estimates range as nign as iiu.uuu.uuu to tn,,, hut rm rif.fl.nlta information la obtainable, Treasury officials were not Burnrlsed at tha afza of the pnttm&tea. but declare that President Cleveland will not hesitate to issue more bonds, lt neoessary to bus tain the gold resurve. Bank presidents denied again In the afternoon revived rumors of a call for a meeting of the presidents or clearing house committee, but said sucn a meet ing might be among the possibilities next week. bassy has received no communications on the Venezuelan tuuj., ----rests on the correspondence submitted today. THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. OLNEY'S NOTE. of . Very Vigorous Declaration American supremacy. Accompanying th President's mes sage Is the correspondence on the sub- What have the States of America to do with the vast armies and fleets of Europe, and why should they be im poverished by wars in which they can have no concern? The moral interests of Europe are peculiar to her and en tirely apart from those which are pe culiar to America." Attemnt to Seize Venezuelan Boll Ject It is started with Secretary OI- Europe is, with a Blngle important Attwujjv " TJaaiatad ney'" now celebrated note reopening exceptlon.commltted to the monarchical . a .inn tnlha endln boun- th negotiations with Great Britain principle. America 1b devoted to the J.-? Mwmi C BriWa looking to the arbitration of the boun- idea that every people has an ipalien- 7t2 "Henuwfo TenMuSta, iSd dary dispute, which bears date of July able right of self-government. Any ted the suKtancc Tof the representation 20th last, and is addressed to Mr. Bay- European control of our interests is made by this Government to her Brltan- ard. necessarily both Incongruous and ln- nlo Majesty's Government, suggesting sea- The Secretary begin by saying that jurlous and, If the forcible Intrusion ' ' V, .1 1 m , I hntlld M SUb- . I 1 .1 4 v n. ,...V. avm.a . . K Im.min nnll. auiia, wiij o 11 1-" . --' -v . A -1 1 a ricBiumii iim aiTi. iMuiB ot riuropean uuweia i 1 1 . - . v mltted to arbitration for Mttleme. ana thougnt to tne subject, and has not tics Is to be deprecated the resistance ,nflLrirf.rV "thi British Government; reached a conclusion without a lively must come from the United States, the which L then awaited I ha? snce been sense of Its great Importance, as well oniy power with strength adequate to received and together with te dispatch as of the serious possibility of any ac- the exigency. to which It Is In reply, Is hereto appended, tlon now to be taken. He then com- There can be hut one answer to the Such reply is embodied In two communi- ments on the long duration of the question whether the safety and wel catlons addressed by the British Prime boundary dispute, the "Indefinite" fare of the United States are so con Minister to Sir Julian Pauncefote, Brit- cialms of both parties and "the contln- nected with the maintenance of the in- lsh Embassador at tnis capita . iv wiii rrowth of the undefined British dependence of every American state as M wen tht osi ot n.i""K .ui, ,. of the various at- .oino anv Rnronean Dower as to jus- isiveiy to guwjniwiin I r .- ..... . .. . I . , ... !n.. . j . j . i.,.i.i ... nhaurvatlnna I upon the Monroe doctrine, and claims tempts at arbitration of the eontro- that in tne present liuwnn " . r ri... 1 1 . . , 1 " J ,T k o. . . fttranim MtMiiion tna obvciuuiuviiv w. i iciim-e uucen dy ine umitru ciimrB, doctrine is insisiea on oy ;i" He snows mat tne uritiBn claims States; that th reasons justiiyna v-1 ,mce the Schomberg line was run. dent Monroe sre generally - -,. ..,-,),., and farther to the . commercially m -- "to the state or tmnp in i " i - v. ,.- BrlB(i by lord to allow the subjugation or any vik at the nresent day." and especially ln-1 westward or tne un proposea ay tniu i g.n nnwer reverses .'. ! . . ....l.rin. I . V. 1 1 1.11 H lll-m U CXI. J ..... r a,l'F"" 7 .--""-L-W- n.lf.lS I L. o tk.n ...n..rl... tha I the altuatlon. BPd SlgmneB H llno the nounaary line uwiween ui , ,,r wrraarj i ?u.... .... - ----- - - ..jn n their atu and Venesuela. . . Wlthnut attemniing exienaeu aiu-1 n he a fnllnwa ments In reply to these positions. It may I Flr8t The title to territory of nnt he umUa to aUEKest that th QOCtnn 1 . . . .11.. laVfiTP upon which w. stand I. strong Www the British and tif- nil renulre our interposition whenever that Independence is endan gered. OUR FRIENDS AND ALLIES. PMo.theV 5 The leVret""' then summaries th. the situation, and lMrnle ot a situation at the beginning of this year the rtZttf in he fnllnwa- ml ltlMl U ' ' . self-government - and cured, at tne c-.-.-t cruBad both sidea of tnef Houe wai that the th prorjialv reform party In China. Tehlng-Tohang, who has just been ap pointed Chinese Minister at Paris, is a hathniin. Hi family have been Ckrls- tlans for upward of two centuries, and his nomination Is said to be due to the Influence' of LI Hung Chang, leader of not be amlsS to suggest that the trinel j'Tut confessedly very large extent hUn itn enforcement la lm-1 Is In maintenance of our distinctive form of 1 nope t0 establish her claim te 'every .tage'of our N.ttol ilfe7Vnd through peaoeiu. m. for half a century, despite Vene.ueias A . . uiiu Knnnnarv. en una in maiuinii " - nnarter Fourth Venesuela has f tor a quarter n - nentnrv atriven for arbitration. ence. none the less Is the observanoa of I wifth Great Britain has continuously the Monroe doctrine of vital concern to I Viaed eioent udos the renunciation our people and their Government. SWkTS iTim part of Vene- DOCTRINB IB INAPPLICABLE. I auela's claims. Assuming, therefore, that we may prop-1 sixth The United States has maae n portent to our peace. ?4 safety a. aN: Venezuela- of tlon ana ib wwihhu w i"wb'i v ocvwm am- T k i- Vavnpsuela can our rree inBinuiiuiiB nuu vnv 1 me pariiva u bucu win.. v , lw; Antv ent. It was Intended tp apply I tnr,h ea0eful methods. . y stage ot our national me, auu pinnnl hennme OhSOIete While OUr KePUO- in endiirea. If the balance of power Is justly a cause for jealous anxiety among the governments ot the Old World, and a subject for our absolute non-lnterrer- has ' treasure. iw " tent with passed, anu t.w; B. th ZL Svemmera7thelr owr, SecuritV welfare power. Or. Prto' CrntPer i 'i 7 al i i C.