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BOCZ ISLAUD, ILL.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1895. ALLEN OBJECTED. Venezuelan Commission Bill De. layed in the Senate. my uiTAiniious view-on ose ponrr Enflnnl Wiy cilmb Howa" ni Tbcra Will n ft War-ToerhM Makca itti lraU4 ftpwrh la laootwawat of th. arricaa I'oaltlaa Inlk American Matr Rmtaln aa Opportunity and Talk l"-Amrica Corameata aa the Matter bjr Falaxr of Illinois, TVAsniNOTox, Dm. so. The bill to ap propriate (103,030 for the cnmralulon whU:h U to examine Into th Venezuelan boundary dlipute to see whether Vcne-tn-la or Great Britain la right, camebe fore the tenato yoaterdajr and developed till further a feature of the talk over this matter that may havo been noticed In other quarters. That to that Great Ur'.UIn won't fight; that ahe Is afraid to Cght; that shncan't afford to fight; etc., arc. Nonoof the senators thonght there Vran any danger of war; all we nocdod to do was to stand to our demands and Eng land will, liko D.mlcl Boone's or was It Davy Crockett's -"coon, climb down." Hawlrjr Wants oraa Information. Hawley said nobody yet knew which of tho two countries was right Venezuela or Knglnnd; that what he wanted was in formation. Allen, commenting on an amendment requiring the commission to report ly April 1 nest, said that amend viinnt proved that there was more politics in Urn matter than anything else. He ob-Ji-ctidto the wxond reading of tho bill, und that ob!ctlon sent it orer to today. ldgo was vrry anxious that tho tlmo of tho commission prnpoed bo definitely limited and made a speech In advocacy of lila am- mlmont. Vonrlura for Prompt Action. The moat extt-nded spcrch nudj, how ever, was that of Voorhees. Ho wits for Immediate action. There was, ho do-I'lan-il, no rrnaon for furthor investiga tion. Ho wa not cnnromplating war.but what was right. Wo all, ho said, had f ilth In tlio Monroe doctrine, but If any man's faith had been shaken ho Invited him to read N.vretory Olney's dlxpatch and bo reniwun-d by that document, which was, ho declared, tho equal of any state paper which ever emanated from the de partment over whlrh Mr. Olncy presides Vuorhcr said that he was not in hasto alH.ut this maitnr, and called attention to tho deliberate proceeding of tho liritish autlmritlu on the qmmtlon. As a prelim inary ho was willing that tho disputed territory slimld bo Investigated. Uoran't Trt nVrOtlloos Albion. Hut tho senator from Ohio Sherman) wa more magnnn I nwut toward Great llrltnln than ho (Voorhers). Sherman thought that a great government like Urent Britain would not set up a claim unless U was Just. Kvcry parallel of lati tmlo and longitude on tho maps of the World, sntd Voorhees vehemently, nega tived thnt statement. They showed every where Great Britain's Insatiable mnw. Tho very map of the disputed territory now under dlM-u.lon, which rihermnn had displayed, demonstrated tho truth of what he maintained. It showed that Great Britain had gradually pushed forward her boumlary until her territory hail grown from 70,0)0 to 100,000 square miles. By silent encroachment Great Britain hod laid claim to territory larger than tho state represented by the senator (Sher man). Ilat There'll lie No War. Voorhees scouted tho Idea thot there mk'ht be war. There Is no fear of war, said hn. He hud a Christian horror of war, as others had. But lie pointed toCnnala as a hiMtago wo held from Great Britain ns a guarantee of peace. With Canada at our mercy Great Britain would not daro to flzht. With Great Britain's commerce on tho high sens nt stake thero won Id be no war. No, said Voorhees; thero would be an adjustment, but It should be known on J understood on both sides of the ocean that the colonizing srhemecs of Great Britain have reached their limit on this continent. If Knglnnd can take tho terri tory of Venezuela she can take tho Mexi can state of Chihuahua and push her can nons across our borders. In a speech in which he supported the president Teller said ho did not believe there would bo war, but If there was war It would not only be tho greatest war of modern times, but of all history, because It would bo a universal war. THEY KNOW A GOOD TIIIXO. oath Amorlena Krpnbllc Think It a Good Time to Wipe Oat Ham, Among N-c rotary Olney's callers yes terday were Ministers Andrade, of Vene zuela; Mendonca, of Brazil, and Romero, of Mexico, representing three of tho first republics of South and Central America. Though this was diplomatic reception day at the state department their call at this particular time occasioned much com ment. Although none of the Central and Ponth American diplomats will consent to bo quoted regarding their call it U known that they, as a rule, have cabled fhelr government that the present seems an opportune time for Invoking the Mon roe doctrine as a means of support against Kuropran pressure, several of them being Involved in disputes with European na tions at this time. The statement Is mado by one of them that several Important results will follow from the vlipurous construction of the Monroe doctrine. First, It Is said, will be tho ofili la! adherence of the southern republics, making the declaration prac tically unanimous from the countries of tho western hemisphere. The project of another conference of the American re publics. In line with tho pan-American confcrciicv. but with a view to political alliance rut her than commercial recipro city. Is U-Ing discussed a!v There have bcrn a number of these conferences, larjv ly itwotetl to rademlc discussion, but the strong ssacrtion ot the Monroe doctrine WouUI givrv apr.Mlieul aiqactto such a meeting. How for these hopes and purposes fit the Southern roui.trH were communicatee to Olncy yesterday is not known, bnt he was ilouUlcvs inj-lu .ware of the strong pre vuiiiug Ivvllng and the intention u give It irfli.. i cxvrassioa as aooo aa word suulu t received from the several governments represented. The suggestion is made with much directness In diplomatic circles that Course of the United States assure to It the moral and physical support of all the southern md Central American repub lic. In tho ngngnte the allied strength of the western republics with the United (states at its head would constitute a for midable factor In International affairs. ' GBOSTEXOR NOT IX UABMOXT. Doesn't Seeas to rnderstand the Trne Hon. roe Doctrine. New York. Dec. 30. Congressman Gros Tenor, of Ohio, assailed President Cleve land's Interpretation of the Monroe doc trine at the reunion of the Eleventh army corps last night. "It Is a long time. In my Judgment," Grosvcnor said, "before wo shall bo called upon to faco another war. I don't look soon for open hostilities- These threats of foreign wars are useful. They locatn germs of wonderful patriotism. It's cheap and .safe to make them. It does not cost a great deal. I don't donbt that tho president can be en lightened as to tho true interpretation of tho Monroe doctrine." At this poiat Lictcnant W. Biedelmnn, ex-mayor of Boston, Pa,, shouted ex citedly: "Don't bo so sure of that." "I nin not qulto so sure," went oa Gros venor, "thnt the Monroo doctrine is in volved In tho Venezuelan matter. Sup pose that Spain, after her fruitless and bootless fosk to subdue Cuba and being impoverished financially, should sell Cuba to Kngland. I don't know that the United Ftutcs could Interfere under the Monroe loctrino." Unless Smallcy, tho correspondent of the London Times, is mistaken there is de cided objection to the president's . rues sago in tho New York Chamber of Com merce A dinpatch from London quotes him as saying that a meeting of the cham ber will be called nnd thnt there is a strong feeling of dissent from tho mes sage In that body. He quotes President Tappan, of the Unllatin National bank, as suying: "I think tho message wicked." President Simmons, of tho fourth Nn tlona1, Is quoted: "I am opposed to tho president's position. His proposed course would violate the Monrae doctrine." MORE COMMENT FROM El' ROPE. Important Intimation by Michael Hicks Heach Itavard's Recall Mooted. London-, Dec. 20. Sir Michael Hicks-Bu-nch, the chancellor of tho exchequer, made an address Inst night at a Conserva tive banquet In Bristol which contained an Important suggestion of tho probable next step to be taken by tho British gov ernment in thii Venezuelan controversy, nnmely the issuance of a statement by Ird Salisbury, which Sir Michael Inti mated might put a new faco on affairs. The chancellor of the exchequer warned his hearers against exaggerating the gravity of the trouble, but said that it would not do to trust to thj idja that "blood is thicker thau water." " A dispatch to The Standard from Wash ington asaerts that Ambassador Bayard's speenh at the dinner of the Actor' Benevo lent fund on Wednesday cvjnln j has of fended both President Cleveland and Sec retary Olncy, and is likely to be tho o. tonaibl: cause of his recall. Newspapers here i.ffit t to see in later dispatches from America a subsidence of "jingaism," as they cull the position of the president. With the exception of La Putrie the Paris papers all take issue with the American position. The Temps says the claims of America arc caleulatod to Infringe on the riirlits of all lairopcan powers with col onies In America and hints at united European opposition. WHAT WE CAN ALL AGREE UPON. According to tlie Way It Is Viewed by Sen ator fainter, of Illinois. SPniNGFlKLU. Deo. 2a Senator Palmer has got homo for the holidays and says that ns to tho finances and other domestic, questions thero Is no possibility of congrcs and the administration agreeing. Said he: "The result is that nothing can be done at this session foa the country, but wo can all agreo upon a policy of aggres sion. We can threaten to fight, and we can take off our coats and swear wo can whip any nat ion In God Almighty's world, nnd that is the substance ot all that can be dono by the present congress. The pol iticians are playing for position. "I understand that the country in dis pute between Great Britain and Venezu ela was forsaken by God from the founda tions of the world, but recently it has been reported that gold has been discov ered In It, and tho British people, trno to their instincts, claim it. It is said that tho Monroe doctrine requires that Venezu ela shall retain it. As I understand, it is utterly worthless, and it is not worth tho life of one single American citizer. Iain nut prepared to go to the extent of assum ing the quarrel between Great Britain and Venezuela. We may insist that right shall be dono that weak republic, but we tan go no further. We cannot assume a protectorate over the southern republics." Salisbury a Holly, Rays Itavltt. Sax Francisco, Deo. 80. Michael Da Titt, M. P., founder of the Irish Land League and home ruler, has arrived in this city from Sydney, Australia. Davitt said: "Salisbury is a big bully. It Is time something was done to check him In his wild career. Kngland has been going around the world for years and Imposing upon little countries. Now, if she is to be allowed to become more and more tyran nical and unjust In tho carrying out of this policy among the republics of the western world It Is absolutely necessary that some powerful nation here shall as sume the task of doing police duty." Brobo Ont With Molls. I had boils break ont on my arms and shoulders and 1 suffered very much in moving about. I saw Hood's Sarsaparilla so highly recom mended that 1 thought I would give it a trial, and after I had taken one hnttlo I felt very much relieved and after taking three bottles I was en tirely cured." J. Eugea, East Carondelet, 111. Hood's pills cure all liver ills. G forge D. Burton, manager of the Bur ton Slock Car company, has filed a peti tion in insolvency at Boston. Hi liabili ie are f U7.UJU. DEATH IN THE PIT. Forty-Threo Men Die in a Mine in North Carolina. FILE-DA1IP BEVELS EI VICTIMS. Six of Those Are Wounded and Three Prob ably Fatally Relatives or the Entombed Miners Gather Around the Pit Awaiting Their Dead, but the Blnck Damp Stands Coard Over the Dark Sepulchre List of the Known Lost. Rauegu, X. C, Dec, 20. Shortly afte the day force, numbering sixty-seven men, had gone on duty at the Cumnock coal mines, six miles west of here, a terrible fire-damp explosion occurred. Upon hear ing the report the people of the village and relatives of the entombed miners hastened to the scene, but for some time they were unable to gain any tidings from below. After pumping fresh air into the shafts several miners were prevailed upon to venture down and Investigate. Greeted by a Ghastly Sight. They found and brought cut twenty-five men from shafts Nos. 2 and 3. Five or six of them were badly wounded and some of them will probably die; others were slightly wounded. A mule and two men were killed in slope Xo. 8. Afcor consid erable delay the searching party entered slope Xo. 1, where they were greeted by a most horrible and ghastly sight. Dead men fearfully mutilated were found. Somo of them were partly covered up with pieces of coal, timber, and other debris. Tho searching party came up and report, cd what they had found. At 4 o'clock ten or twelvo miners went down to bring up the dead bodies, but at last accounts none of the dead had been recovered. It is believed that forty-three men were killed. Waiting for Their Dead. Several of them were negroes and for eigners, and the rest of them natives of Xorth Carolina. Several of thein hod families living at Comstock. .Eight of the miners were from Pennsylvania and ex pected to return to that state today to visit relatives. A quantity of dynamite was in the mine and exploded, wrecking coal cars and splintering massive pieces of tim ber into kindling wood. Mothers, wives nnd sisters were around tho mines all day weeping and wringing their hands with grief, expecting every minute to see the lifeless form of some loved one brought up. Excitement runs high. Up to 11 o'clock last night but twenty -four of tho sixty-seven men who went down in the shaft to work had been heard from. . csi onvr dump was in tne snort Ml day that no efforts were made to get the bodies to the top. It is thought that the bodies can be recovered during today. The scene is indeed a pitiful ono. ; Women who in the morning were happy wives are now widows and their children fatherless. SiX men of tho twenty-four who came back from tho shaft are more or less wounded, and it is thought possible that three of these ir ay die. Two men who escaped from tho shaft called to two friends who were not more than twenty feet nway to come on, but they were al ready dead or unablo to make a reply, and were left by their companions. List of the Known Dead. Following is a list of the known dead: Council Poe, W. Tyson, J. O'Brien, A. T. Andrews. G. Morrison, M. IJcntley, H. Morrison, Daniel Morrison, Charles Poe, J. Gunter, Gulnn, J. Shambergcr, William Swnits. Will McDonald. Lucien Holland, Charles S. Turkey nnd John Schmidt. All tho above ore white. The followiug are colored: L. Chaukle, L. White. A. White, J. Reeves. W. Jenkins, William Baldwin. Fisher Reeves, Walter Holten. Cloy Harris. Jack McGree. Jesso Lnmbet.Gua Lambert, John Norwood and John Thompson. Hanolaus on ".Huuroetstn. London, Dec -SO. A special dispatch from Paris gives an account of an inter view with M. Hanotnux, the former French minister of foreign nffairs. refer ring to tho Venezuelan dispute. M. Han otaux is quoted as saying: "In the dis pute between France nnd Venezuela, which, however, was not of a territorial character, the United States sought to In terfere. As foreign minister I resisted such intervention, nnd simply demanded that we be allowed to settle with Vene zuela direct, without any sort of interfer ence by a third party." Erasmus Wiman a Free Man. Albany. X. Y.. Dec U"0. The court of appeals has handed down a decision in the rase of Erasmus Wiman, charged by tho mercantile agency of K. G. Dun & Co. with forgery. Tho court sustains the opinion of the general term of the su premo court reversing tho judgment of conviction and sentence of five and a half years, and Wiman is therefore a free man. Talae ot Tharman's Estate. CoLCMUCS, O.. Dec to. The probated will of the late Senator Thurman shows he was worth from 100.ttM to flTOOOJ. Tho will, drawn Oct. 29. 1879, remains un changed with the exception of a codicil transferring his law library from a rela tive since deceased to a grandson, Albert Leo Thurman, and divides his property among nis ncirs. ii The Alaskan Itonndary Uss, XlpsTBEAt, D.-C - 20. William Kinjr. RriiVh OttaVSa from Washington, where ho has been fcV several days comparing notes of the Alaskan boundary surrey with the United States commissioner. General Duf fleld. Jt Is said thnt the two commission ers have decided that they can agreo upon a joint report. Republicans Indorsa the Message. Xew Yokk, Dec 20. At the regular meeting of the Republican county com mittee last night Lucas L. Van Alcn of fered a resolution indorsing the president's stand on tho tcnezuelan question, and it was adopted. Craiser Charleston Disabled. Sax Fbancisoo. Dec ft). The cruiser Charleston is lying temporarily disabled at Nagasaki, Japan. R th pistons of the engine are broken and the ship for several weeks will be powerless to move. CHICAGO NOT A DRY TOWN. Rain Floods tho Cellars and the Suburb Are Inumtnted. CmcAoo, Dec 3d Rain has been fall ing nearly thirty-six hours, and in some portions of the city the situation is becom ing serious. In the suburb of MorelantL where the sewerage is not up to -requirements, hundreds of people are prisoners In their own homes. ' The water fills the streets and the people have-been com pelled to move to the second stories. Im provised raft are used to enable people to cross the streets. In other suburbs, as well as it. Morcland, street car traffic is entire ly suspended. In the down town district many cellars are beinr tilled by the back water from the strfrets. &enons damago will result unless the storm soon abates. ST. Lons. Deo. 20. The Missouri weath er service reports the heaviest rainfall re corded since the establishment of the ba rciu. The total rainfall in forty-eight hours was 6.29 inches. The rain has been general throughout the state and Is still falling. ' Banquet and Flag Presentation. Louisville, Dec. 20. Last night saw the wind-up of the G. A. R encampment of 1S95, when the Lnuisviilo committee made its final report nnd southern hosts and northern guests drank to one another at the banquet table at tha Pcndennls club. A large number of prominent mem bers of the G. A. R.' arrived in the city and assisted in the presentation ot en campment flags to the public schools. Among those present was ex -Commander Lawler, who was presented with a hand some silk flag. Gen. Howard Ready to Fight. , F.MPOP.IA, Knn., Dec. 'JJ. Ma jor Gcnoral O. O. Howard lectured last evening at the Kansas State Normal school cn "Grant nt Chattanooga." In a talk preliminary to his lecture he took oreasion to reier to tho prospect of a war with K:i.vland. in which ho heartily indorsed the p isition of Presi dent Cleveland. Referring to himself, he said: "Now, some sny Howard Is on the retired list, tut if G rover succeeds in stir ring up a fuss 1 won't be retired more than twenty-four hour " Irishmen Spoiling fur a Fight, Cleveland, Djc 20. 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