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   Iowa Citizen, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1892, Iowa City, Iowa                               SECOND YEAK. IOWA CITY, IOWA, FBIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1892. NUMBER If you are in doubt as to wliat you wis-h to purchase in the way of HOLIDAY PRESENTS For your Gentleman Friends, We will be pleased to Show you Our Line of x -a House Coats, Suspenders, Smoking Jackets, Neckwear, Collar and Cuff Boxes, i Mackintoshes, Umbrellas, Blacking Boxes, And many othei- tisoful articles for Holiday Presents. COAST EASLEY, THE AMERICAN CLOTHIERS. IOWA CITY, IOWA. AN INQUIRY. It Has Been Started as to the Treasury's Condition, The Present Financial Status to Be Investigated by the House Ways and Means Committee- HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. WASHINGTON, Dec. honse opened. Tuesday with a sharp contest between the ways and means and ap- propriations committees, but it was brief aucl decisive and resulted in a victory ior the former committee For some time there has been a little rivalry between these two great committees of the honse, and when the matter of ascertaining the financial condition of the treasury un- der the operations of the AleKinley law became a pertinent im- mediately after the election, this ri- vahy was accentuated by the dbpute as to which committee should conduct the investigation. iftr. Dockery of the appropriations committee troduced a resolution assigning this luty to the committee of '.which he is a member, and f i-Vfew days laler Mr, Wilson of the ways and means committee presented, a reso- lution naming that committee as the one to conduct the inquiry. Iloth reso- lutions went to the committee on roles, and that committee on Tuesday re- ported Mr. Wilson's proposition, thus eonffcrring jurisdiction on the ways and means committee. Brec klu ridge Wanted It Divided. Immediately after the reading of the reportMr. Breckinridge a mem- ber of the waysandmeanscommitteeof the last congress, but now of the ap- propriation committee, sprung to his feet and sought to present a substi- tute resolution dividing the work be- tween the two committees, conferring upon the ways and means com- mittee the inquiry into the effect of the McKinley law, and upon the appropriations committed the investi- gation of the financial condition of the treasury. To the proposed substitute Mr. Catchings of the committee on rules promptly objected, stating that Mr. Breckinridge's resolutions should be introduced and referred in the usual and declining on behalf of the committee on rules to accept any sub- stitute or amendment Whatever to the pending i resolution. to tbe Committee. After some further discussion Mr. Breckinridg-e withdrew his substitute and the resolution recommended by the committee on rules was unanimously adopted. The resolution is as follows: "Resolved, That the committee on ways aud means authorized and instructed to Inquire and report aa to the present condition of tbe treasury and tne future probable revenues under existing laws; and to that end tbe committee is particularly instructed to ascer- tain the amounts, as near aa may be, that will be required for tbe payment of pensions prior to June 30, ISM; the amount of unexpended appropriations. and tbe amount required to complete works now au- thorized by law, tbe items of tbe sums to the credit of disbursing officers, tbe items of prob- able revenue between this date and June 3J, 1894, and tbe dates at which the same will be collected by the treasury, together with all other facts which may be useful to show tbe present and future condition of tbe treasury The members of. the ways and mej.ns committee were at once informally no- tified that a meeting of the committee would be held this week to begin the in ves ttgation. Investigation Will Be Open. "The investigation will be made by the full committee in open said Mr. Springer, "and not delegated to a subcommittee. Lt is important that this investigation show the con- dition of the treasury at some particu- lar moment of time. As this is so near the end of the half of the fiscal year, the proper time at which tbe condition of the treasury should turn is the 31st day of end of the first half of the fiscal year. If we know the obligations of tbe government on4hat day, the receipts from all sources at that time and the liabilities of the gov- ernment for the we will know exactly how the government stands financially and be enabled to devise a plan for meeting a possible deficit" Other Busiuefj. Most of the day was consumed in the bouse in considering the senate bill en- larging the provisions of the act forthe distribution of the awards made under the convention between the TJnttnd States and La A bra claims. Although bitterly opposed by Mr. Covert (N. the bill finally passed by a large vote. The eKect of the bill is to refer the whole matter to tbe court of claims, with power oi ap- peal by either party. The remainder of the session was consumed in the consideration of un- important measures. Senator Cullom (UL) on Tuesday pro- posed an amendment to the inter-state commerce law designed to meet the re- cent Counselmau decision. The amendment proposes to permit traffic contracts between railway companies under certain restrictions, reserving the right to the interstate commerce commission, however, to cancel them If they produce unreasonable rates or discrimination; to make corporations subject to prosecution under the law; to do away with the imprisonment penalty, and to give witnesses im- munity from the results of their testi- mony. ______________ jueiitn oi a Journalut, TuscotA, III., Dee. Asa Miller, one of the editors of the Ke- view, died here Tuesday evening of paralysis, at the age of 60 years. Maj. Miller had a journalistic experience of thirty-five years and founded the first daily papers published in St Joseph, Mo., Decatur and Danville. 111. MANY LIVES LOST. Terrible Result of aa Explosion io an English Goal Mice, Fifty Miners Have Been Killed, and a Hundred Others Impris- oned in the Burning Pit. LOSS Or LIFtt. LOKUOK, Dec. fearful explo- sion has occurred at the Bamfarlong- colliery, Wigan, and not less til an fifty lives have been lost. The men went to their worti as usual In the morning and after the colliery bad been in- spected in the usual way. They had not been at work long when a terri- ble explosion i-hook Lie earth tor a groat distance, and a cloud of smoke shot up through the shaft into the air. A multitude of people rushed toward the mine, and the greatest excitement prevailed. It was soon ascertained that a large number had perished, and the wailing and weeping of women and children made an indescribable scene. Steps were immediately taken to ascertain the full extent of the dis- aster, and a crowd of volunteers promptly offered to explore the pit. It is believed that the explosion was caused by accumulated coal gas which had escaped the notice of the official charged with, the inspection of the mine. A. Hundred Imprisoned. A hundred men remain in the mine unable to get out owing to the fire which followed the explosion, and is raging fiercely in the making it difficult for to get at the hnpm- miuers. Notwithstanding the which mine, cuers oned fire and other obstacles, the work of rescue is proceeding, and vol- unteers are not deterred by danger or difficulty in their efforts to save their fellow miners from, a terrible death. Hnndredi of women and children sur- round the mouth of the mine waiting anxicwsly for uews of fathers, hus- bands brothers and yonv Xueity Me Twenty miners have brought up by the rescuers from the mine. The remainder are still imprisoned below. The men were nearly e-rhau'rted when brought to the surface. The women and children crowded around to sec who they were, and those who recog- nized them as their relatives over- xvhelmed them with caresses. The men who are still below are imprisoned it) a seam that is under where the fire i1- raging. Strong hopes are entertained that many of them will be rescued alive LABOR An KITort Made to Hare the Contract ioi Printing- Wodd'S Annulled. CHICAGO, Dee. The comtutttw, representing the Typographical union, the Allied Printing-Trades council, and Trade and Ltabor assembly appeared before the board of control of the world's fair at 10 o'clock a, m. and filed their protest against the letting of the contract for printing tbe world's fair catalogue to the TV. li. Conkcy Company, because of Us employment of non-union men ami refusal to run itt establishment with union labor. The protest was referred to the local expcutive committee of the fair. After having been considered bp that body the matter will be passed upon By the board of control. It not likely that a decision will be reached for several weeks, aud in the meantime theConkcy contract, whieh lacks onlv the signature of the world's fair officials, will be held in abeyance Started cm II IB draml Tour. VIENNA, Dec. Archduke EYanz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to thrones of Austria and Iluogai'y, recovered from bis recent indisposi- tion, and. in company with his pitren ts and brothers and sisters, has sUuted for Trieste, where he will cmbai'k on the Austrian warship which will con- vey him on his journey around the world. Himself in the INwi JOLIET. 111., Dec. Frank Con- nors, a, four-year convict from Chicago, hanged himself in his cell tit the peni- tentiary Tuesday. Hi? term expired in and he had looked foward to joining his family until his wife wrote him he could not live with her again. This unsettled his' mind and lie banged himself. National Bunk Poors. RAPID CITY, S. D.t Dee. Tbe Black Hills national bank of this city closed its doors Tuesday, being unable to pay a certificate of deposit for a large amount The bank ia now in the hands of the state bank examiner. The directors say that the depositors will lose nothing and that the institu- tion will reset me. to READING, Pa., Dec. 15. Mrs. David O. Hedrich, wife of a coal merchant here, was taken Tuesday night with such a violent coughing spell that she ruptured the main artery in. her lungs and bled to death, ia ten minutes. Mrs. Hedrieh was in the best of health and strength at the time of her strange fatality. _ Watch Noiv On. NRIV YORK, Dee. 15. The death watch has been placed upon Edward "VV. Hallinger, the negro murderer in Jersey City, who is for the fourth time awaiting the execution of his death sentence. Ihe date fixed for the exe- cution is Thursday. UNFRGCKEO. llr. Mnlth Nit Lougrr 1'rwirh- er in the trriitii Church. 1S.-TIW Cincinnati presbytery, by a vote SI to 27 aa uu- official Iv reported, the mouth of one of its brightest scholars, until such time us he shall agree to re- nounce hK viuvti. upon inspiration and oeaM1 to t-esch them. U was late Tuesday afternoon when the debate upon the degree of punishment was ended. The majority of the com tuittoe favored rebuke, but by the close vote already given the decision was tn favor of his suspension from the ministry The foim of the to be pronounced against Rev, Dr. lienry Smith is as follows: Smith is suspended from the mltiUtrj- thu PrMbywrian church uatll time fth Ltt inukc mam teat to the of thu iiwsbvtery nb renunciation of the it Inch he tons been found to bold and hit aolomu purpose no louger to teaob or iironasme tuoni." Tho acquit on the tlrst ebarfio and tlie closeness of tie on the oiber cbarKva tuul the Bflntouce aw taken ROOI) rensous why Prof Smith should upjjuni to tho Oiilo synod and to the general Hssi'inltly, tot on the other band, It thckuown rtevtn of the synod ore such that an appeal will be ta vain, exsepl ueosiep luward rcacbtiigihe general There is docp tcellug in the pt-eeby irrliiu i-hvitvli over tbo {Jroefoaj und result of tut trial Many see ju tt tbe entering for a dtiidcil church, Dec. 16. The last scene in tbe trial of Rev. Prof. Henry Preserved Smith has been enact- ed. Rev. Dr. A. Ritchie, acting moderator, read the sentence of the court, which suspends him from the Presbyterian mioiatry. Prof. Smith broke the silence by saying he was gratified that the trial hah been conducted without disagree ublo per- sonalities. The members of the committee of prosecution made similar conciliatory hpcech.es. Pro- tests were then made to the findings by both sides. Both sides will appuu.1 to the Synod of Ohio. Prof Smith, it is said, will not be removed from fjtino seminary, as it it. understood a large majority of tbe favor his de- tention. Federation of making' of an THE AMERICAN FEDERATION. It Subntuiitlfil AM to the UOIHO- Strikers, Deo. !5 day's session of the American Labor the appvopriat ion tho Homestead sufferers was discussed. A recommendation that the convention donate to aid In the defense of the arrested strikers was ut) opted Delegate Morgan, of Chicago, moved that additional be contributed to the relief fund Carried. President Wethe, of the Amalga- mated association, said men arc now under indictment, of whom five are charged with murder, over thirty with treason and the remainder with conspiracy and riot E'our hundred thousand dollars has been given in bail bonds for the re- lease of a number of the ac- cused. Although many of tho old em- ployes are now at work, have not gotten back. The total amount con- tributed during the strike was S4 1.00 It, The cases against the arrested tttilters have co'jt the association for aod witness fees. Tlirtje Ilnvu Died, Dec Three of the Brown family at While Oak, who par- took of a cuke with winch rat poison had been mixed, have since died and tluce others are in a critical condition. The presence of poison was not detected until after the family was taken ill and it had become thoroughly dih ed in their systems. The person who died were a little girl of 8 yeais, one of 5 and'a son aged IS. They Mifrered tho greatest agony and turned blat'k before they died. Of the others, the father, mother and a. aged in very precarious condition. A LCMM. Mo., Dec. disastrous fire started in the rear of Hornet Brothers' bakery about o'clock a. m. A heavy gale was blowing- and in no time the toivn seemed to be1 The flames spread and before they couhl be gotten nnder control bad consumed the large three-story brick occupied by Gerhard Godfrey, furniture com- pany; millinery store of Hi Gilfoy; odd- fellows' hall The Gilfoy building was demolished by falling walls. Loss, partially insured. Land GUTHRIE, O. T., Dec, Twenty- five warrants for perjury have been is- sued against parties who testified false- ly in land contests. In addition to these eighty-three Indictments for the same crime have been sent from the United States court at Wichita, Thirty-one have already been sent to the penitentiary for testifying falsely in these eases and twenty more are un- der heavy bonds. Will Under American NEW YORK, Dec. The Inman liner City of Paris has completed its last westward voyage under the British flag. AlLiverpool theCityof NewYork. of the same line, baa been withdrawn and on her next trip west on February 8 wiJl be sailed under the stars and Stripes. Iturncd. CHARMJS70WX, Mass., Dec. newly completed mansion of Francis S. Gilaon, was burned at o'clock a. m. with its contents. The loss is estimated at partially covered by insurance. The family escaped by means of ladders from the apper story. CAPITAL (HKSSIP. Bits of Interestmg News from the Seat of Government Railway Officials Favor System of on the Condi- tion of the Trsasurv- THE HORROR. Dec. number of railroad men, i M. Itepvw and of Hit IVunbylvuuia were before the MsuaUs comnuUee ou inter-state commerce Wednesday morn- ing. They advocated the pattxngu of the amendment to the iuter-btatfc com- merce law Introduced hy iv- by Senator Cullom (HI.) to modify the existing taw so m, to authorise railroad eoinpitniea to form pools under the supervision of luttir-stute commerce commivilou, tit wipe out. the penal clause of the punis.li- incut prefer (bed, etc, Thu full committee was present, and npeeehes were tuitde Mr. Depew, Mr. lloberU, M, Walker and Mr. Instills, these guntlcinou urg- ing that the great majority of tho rail- roiuls of the country wero iu favor- of the proposed amendment WASiiiNttTOx, Doe, senate and committees on immigration held a joint meeting Wednesday and the bill Introduced by Hen- Chandler to suspend im- m gratlun. It was shown by coin in unicat Ions received by experts that it would bo positively neces- sary to suspend immigration fot a period in order to keep the cholera out of this country next year. The joint committee took no action on the bill, but adjourned until Friday, when tho Mwl, representatives of tho ffreat atuainshtp ,nlnns liuea will bo heard. Will lie of fAsiiiNOTON. Dec. Charles Foster, of the treasury depart- ment, wab at the cupttol Wednesday. He. gaw Chairman Tlolman, of tho up- priation committee, and Springer, of the ways and moans committee, and a number of other poraoua of nenue. He assured several of them that there would certainly be an avail- able balance of in the treas- ury at the close of the fluent year. Hub-Commit Will IiiTCNt WASHINGTON, Dec. mooting of tho com mitt on ways and means was held to consider the resolution of Inves- tigation 'Into the financial condition of tho treasury department. Borne of of the committee favored an inves- tigation by tho entire committee, anil others believed results could bo ex- pedited by the work to u ntttee which wah done. This committee will bo announced Ijy Chair- man Kpringer before the holiday nd jo u mm en t. Ilnimo. Dec. IIQUHC entered actively into the work of thu Wednesday, and, niter one debate, pawwd the winy appro- priation bill practically without amendment. There wan Home sharp discussion over u. novel amend- ment presented by Mr. Antony (Tex.) prohibiting retired aimy olTicwrH from drawing pay from the govern- ment ia any other capacli.v, hnL it wiun defeated and tho Mil was passed, heading tho p roue SB ion of tho appropriation bills of the second HCK- sioti of thu Fi congrOBt, The bill carries tin appropriation of ugain-it appropriations (or the cur- rent flbcal year of and u pain it an estimate of for tho coming year, Mr, Cobb (Mo.) reported the bill from the committee on war rfufms for reference to tho private ea3endar. It it. fur the relief of the hiilru of a Vir- ginia lady who bore the historic names of Mary Ann Randolph Tho amount involved in thn bill is The bill was ontfinally introduced by Mr. The publientioii of copiuH of tli" prcMidcnt's aonnal mcsKage litHtllt Mtt> Ml Ittttufurtonii ia KiiBlHmt. the i to bh the tire by plosiun on Wedutuulny lu the colliery, the to the en glue housts ai the head of the iilr tunnul. Thin the pumping   bodies of twenty of tho lutnern who had been autYucnled by Uw noxiouu giiaei gonerttted In tho rnltw after the explosion vve.ro brttnght to tha tty the re.Hutilng parly, -rhotigh the work In dHiigetxnttt tlia exploration of the workinut. U oon- tinuort In the tlmt NOUVB of minerti In pit at the time of tho ji'uslon ratty have rotu-ln-d pluuen of sttfety, ivhere they aie awtiitiug approuch of roseuei-8. The resotie parties report horrible ttueueit lu the mine, lu tho umlu tho lXMliet> He la niitl threes tw in on foil, (HCI> dowun ttrd MH! towftrdu the cntruuec of Ihu 1'itrgu sectiouft of root anil gallerlm htive Amid the wore found mangled boilleK and Italt-tmrued llmlm, Tlie rutnH Itavv blocked tunny parti) of llio in uutt therefore tho lueu nearehlng for iMitlitis aro uniible to give tiny UeUntto Ulen of the Dumber Umt, HovortU in I nor it wore jutit ullve whoM found died on their way to tho tmrftca or hhortly lifter being taken from car. One rebouo reached the surface tiulf SHJTtHjatiHl by tko heat tnt hmttke caused by front! outbreulca of the rehoued miners believe ttmt the exploHloti WIIH cauKed hy Mpnrks front thu etifflno house, which U NIIH! to havo cttiight lire A few iiimntc'j boforo tbe c Mont through fbe warning the laborers ami many of thoKe urn rest the ohufl ewetiped. The mltieri. wlio worked fur liter frotn (the shaft tried to rush through -fire and nitioko were nuffoetileci iu Uw effort. FOUGHT WITH BANDITS. Molillort AlHtitt u Itnrtl Hill Wern Mexico, Duo. 16 government telegraph wblcb pusses through thla (tlitue htun Iwen re- paired and for (ho thwt time u complete official raport of the bloody battle now Sun fgimco htm boon neut to mll- Itury liuattqimrtei's. The invasion of the revolutionists has diicod in ten By extilleinotit through- out the Uio Ortuide httrdor country, both on tho United Htittejt und Mexican hide of river Tho twltla took ptucti only about in mil en from this place, und an order for rulnforoo- meiils wsw brought in by coiii'tnr wttilA Uiu (ijyflit "'UN still )n proffi'itiw. Mnj. Ksquebel, tho tomnmnder of the gairihon, left frn mod lately with forw 150 Nolilict'H, Inn when they reached tliu phuiu they found tlmt had cruhHCtl the into tho Halted KuteH, with thorn tili'int twenty pi IhunM'h, forty lionwt nnd a ]tu-gu amount. s tlon id Thu Mexican m fouffht iiuhly. They only live iu mmilier, but they t.heir C1 round tmd t-otitinufil to light HH lung UH therfr mis any clifijjci> of their opponcrilti. M. CAR NOT MAY RESIGN. Ultt ItuttMy luvutVMl In hvHriiltil I'riiBldflnt Krwimo TolM Iltn Tliut ItnluutlUJi of OIJIci) IN WABIUNOTON, Dec, Hprmger chairman of the committee on ways and means, reported in the house a eon curnmt resolution for a holiday rewsi from December 22, 1803, to Jan- uary 4, Agreed to, The house passed the bill milking It unlawful for any common carrier to insert in any bill of lading or shipping document any clause, covenant or agreement, whereby it shall be relieved from liability for lone or damage arm- ing from negligence, fault, or failure in proper loading, stowage, custody, care in transport, or proper delivery oi any merchandise committed to its Dec, 1ft. In the senate protests against tho passage of the anti-option bill were presented, in- cluding one from the New York mer- chants' exchange, by Betiator A motion that when the senate ad- jouuia it be to meet on Monday next was opposed by Senator Wash burn (in the interest of the anti-option bill; and was voted on by yean and nays Tin- vice president announced the 3T, nay R and the vice pn-Mrlent decided the Lie by voting Senator I'ower introduced an mcnt which ho proposes trf offer Ui the pending bill, defining options and fu- tures, adding silver bullion to the ol art id us, tbe dealer in which ob- Ufic, A disptitfih from. to tin- Ccntrul NIJWH noyK The t'umors Unit I'rcfddciH will ro- Hign whortl.v are twiifinucd, Ar, TncH- day'ft cdltiiK't riifttitffiK, thft heated, dbputo between M. M. KiHivIci', tbo prcaiilent 0 reimtvk: "Tho action of cor tain renders my I'oU'iition of otllco dlmwht M. (ttiuvlor tlujro- upon ihc mitetintf, ikclai'irifr tit (it he would i-ewifjn. "Preeidi-nt Civrnot'h dtlHcully IB in- crcabutl hy tlm repurlB Dm I, Ills father und are involved Iti tliu Pan- atnuciuial huiindul, I'rehiitonL Cttrnot iiitnsclf, ami not M. Itlhot, waw the wJio sent to M. Tlravd UK> dispatuh; 'L cat] upon you an a friend of my family not to refuse uftlcft. If you do, I will, tlullly, MAWHOH, Wis., Dec. and Kyun, the Chicago safo wlw roljbed the Dicltcyville, Wis.; Lancaster, Win.; New Albion, Ia.; Warren, HI., and pontofflces last summer, pleaded guilty to the ville robbery. Coloman WHH chief actor of the Bust St. Louis ury job some yearn ago, anrl wsw MUN- pecled of tlie mail wagon robbery in Cliicogo Itint winter. oloJU-l 111" HlKlt CITYOP MKXJCO, Uec. tenee of tlcatli pitted by the milituy co 11 i't- martial ftt Montwrey on CoL Kiovers c Hernandez will be cdrrlwd out next Monday at colonel tried upon the chvfe of art-listing tiarza to esotps at ilflM m.nie his raid front the United HtuUm last year. __ ___ Murder Russia, n Jewish in of Uio' city." hfk wife ttmr children bate by wad the SPAPFR!   

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