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   Syracuse Daily Standard (Newspaper) - December 6, 1887, Syracuse, New York                             ESTABLISHED 1829. SYRACUSE, N. Y., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1887. PRICE THREE CENTS Congress Assembles at the National Capitol. CARLISLE'S MESSIiGE {The Presiding officer of the House Pre- cedes tlie Vrcslilunt wllb a Talk on Greaflsftues-ScenosofOrsuiilzation. to da v, are uppermost in the minds of all the peo- ple, uii the correct solutlon'of the filiations Dec. galleries of [the Houseof Kepreseutat i vcs wero crowded I wit.h spectators this meriting when Cou- grass opened. The ladies wero in the ma- jority, and their gay costumes Ionian air of animation to tho i hamucr. On Ihe iloor members congregated and exchanged greot- [infiS and congratulations. The clerk pro- ceeded with the roll call at noon amid a good deal of confusion by gentlemen rc- imnvinR old acquaintances or funning new Jones amid much talk and lanKhlci. The iDaee-- were busy carrying the liolaMl liiui- irmets ann flor.il desiKns to the meinl.ors. Among the handsomest of Ihe was one ureseuled to Mr. Lawler ol Illinois. It was n tablet of roses on which was 111- linscrihed in purple "1-alior's iChampion." Mr. Kantlall's desk was with a harp, and that of Mr Stahluecker with a tall floral vase. On the call''01' Iho roll 313 members an- swered and the Clerk announced 'hat, more than a quorum being present, the next business in order was the election ol Speaker .lohn G. Carlisle was put in 'nomination by Mr. Cits of Now York, and ilhomas B. Kcctl by Mr. Cannon ol Illi- nois Tlic voro resulted'. Carlisle, 103; Kced, US; Erninin, '1. Of Independents, Anderson of Iowa voted lor Carlisle, N u-li- ols of North Carolina anil Smith of Wis- consin for Brumm, whilo Hopkins of Vir- Icinla did not vote. The Clerk thereupon [declared Mr. Carlisle to be the duly elected Siw User, anil ih it Reiitleman was escorted Ito the Speaker's desk by Messrs. Cox anil Heed amid loud applause. The oath of :otiice having been administered by Mr. 'Kelly of Pennsylvania, llicSpeaker rapped House to order and said: GenUcmot of Jlaiac if In aBuinliiE fur tlic tliiril tiinp UioiIuUcsi-r 'thc-lalioiinuaanil respoiiBiljlc nflit-e !m wltirli Ua-vu lust CIHIMM. me, I ilcsnc t.i trailer ray iSateful thanks for thcd.sUi.snislieafavnr con- feiretl anil to assure t'ou tliat it will lie my com.tantouaoavi.ru. justify tlic conliilcnco re- 'wisoil 1" mi' I'J' Innartlal adinnns- 'tration til the la-.v Kovc.rmiig vmir pioeeeiltiigrt. Ko Icnctli ot service in tins ir.vinp position rein ever ciial.lo tlic incumhont to Uej-'ln the or anew term without an Ipi'llnco! embarrassincntaiid .ippreai'tislfin. In lact, ox- nericrce iu tliis place increases rather tuan tli- iliilnlslira the 60USC of personal odlcial rcspnn.li- 'Tiility. and I tbcicl'oie say withoutaltcc- iwitiii thai on no nievloiu occasion have 1 undertaken tlie disciiaiRi'- of my duty here with less r.onu'leuco in my own capacity to da- cliariie tliein v.-ell or with fin strtiuK a toi'-lhif: of Itlenendcnce on tile suppurt ol' otheis. >uno of 'us can liopo to satisfy tlie just expectations of lour respective nmistitucnts or to the 'full measure of onr responsibility l.t tliti public; atlarcennlefn we enter on tho Iniporlnnt and difficult woik lielore us with a determination to a spirit of forbearance aurt considera- tion and to assist e.'ich mliri at all nines in the Imaimonanrc of ou'oi ami iliwmim in our pro 'ceeiliairs In l.is eltorto topi'oni'tti! tlie prompt nml transaction ot tlio public business the nrcskliliR oflicor of a fimly like tins is almost eutirclv deufiiilent upon tlio CO operation of the gentlemen on ttio tloor, anil it is a very meat .encouragement to one to know from 'nerier.co that lie ran rely npun your 30- ilve supi'nrt w'iicu no ie and ou jour Kind lindulirtneo even ivlieu he is 1 shall doulitiess have freuui-ut occas.on to invoke your Indulgence, but I ttust you will .never have just caii'e to complain that it has been abuMcrt. Tuero has scarcely .ever Imen atimein our history whim Ihe eon- 'tinuejl prospeiil.y of thn country so llanroly upon IcBislatlon in ftiugi'CM as now. for 'thoreasoii that the rtaiiKcrs wh.nh at tins time Uneaten the couiuienaal and industrial interests of pimple are the reet results of laws wli.eli Consrcss alone can modify or report- Neither llic cxeeutivc .department of tlie general government, nor the local authorities ot iheseveial stales ei.n deal eliei'iivt-K- silnation -.vhiwh noiv con fronts us" Whatever is d me mint lie .lone here; ami If lliilliuiB is done, thn responsibility must nol rebt here. It must he evident to every one wlio has taken even a partial sm vey of pull- :lic atfairs, thac the time lias now conie when a Irevision of our revenue laws and a rwlucllon ot 'taxation ire absolutely necessary in or- :dor to prevent, a and tlar.fieinns accn- of im.iicy in tiie. treasury. Whether this ought or ought not to Have been dont; hiMctutore .n a 'luesuoii which it woaltl he useless now to discuss. It is ainlideiit for us ;to kuowthat the nnancial condition of tlio guv- 'eminent ami the private business of tho people ;aliko demand prompt coubulciatmii ot these 'Bilbieots ami me specilv enactment of some substantial measure of reflet. Unfortunately we are iiieiiacrd by danger! [from opposite dlrertini.s. While a policy ol laoa-actinn must inevitably result fioouer or jlater hi serious Iniury to the country, wo can- Tiot be niimimll'ul of the fact that thasLy and inconsiderate on subiefts more or lets ajtcctiiuc larse .financial ami industrial interests might ouco teinpowr.ly, at least, d.flturhancos and 'unfair which a more prntlent course wouhl entirely avoid. Investments :maile ami labor employed in the numerous and ivaluable industries have crown up un- der our present system of laxullon, oiight wit Ito be rudely ilistuibed liy sudden am radical in the i to whieh thev liavo rd- iusteTl themselves: lint the just demand, of an -Jtiple and the obvious require- ple, ui te correc o ia which thWU subjects necessarily involve, mav depend the fate, not only ot politi- cal" but what is far more important, the permanent welfare of the grjat- esi ami tuost enligUtened consritnenries in tho world. Again I thank you. gentlemen, for tho ftinsnicuoiis and h'Miorablii place wiitcli yuu have assiRuud mo, and without a'.tomptinf: to detain vou further, wo will proceed to complete the organization of tlic Houso. When the appliuisy which greeted this speech had subsided 'tlio Bpti.iker entered upon the duty administering the oatb ot" 'ottice to the members-elect, who in groups of a dozen at a time appeared at thu of (he Houso and qualified. This duty tiav- iiig been accomplished tho Speaker stared that nominations for House officers were in order. A resolution present ing for etee- Unn the Democratic ciiitciia noniinftes was suhmirted by Mr. Coi oi' Kcw York, whilo a similar resolution nresuntiutf the names of Hepuhlican caucus nomi- nees Tvas uflyred by Mr. Cannon of ruinate. Mr. Brumm oi' Pennsylvania pur. tha following new ticket in the field; Fur clerk, Robert Shillinp of Wisconsin; for serge E. W. Curry of In- diana; for doorkeeper, J. C. Oakley of North Carolina; for postmaster, ,1. A. Campbell of Pennsylvania; for ermpLiin, Rev. "SV. H. Milburu of Illinois. The was not tnieeosfful, rocoivins the support of but inonibers, Jlossrs. Brumm, Shlmls, and Smith of Wisconsin. Mr. Cannon's resolution was JefeatL-d I bicnisof tlie (huincia! situation cannot be cii- (tlrely ignni-ed without seriously imiicrilHng njueli ami more Viucly cxtciuk-a intcrcsls tlu-.n liny ithal could he iiijutiouEly _l-y a iiK.ilei-ate anil reasonable ruduution uJ iliitics. Uonnrtof ouriiciipli: is more imiiieiti.uHy or 'vitally inlocsioil in the ctnitiiniance oi linan- tcial mwpcritv than these labor for llj'nmi tljcm alii) tlicir fainil.L's inuM Jail tlie most di-saMinjus consefjupHces ot a nionc- ,tarv crisis niul they too are ahvayH the last to (realize the Ijunt-lic of a return to Rimes. Theh the tirst to t.ill .Tvlmn the crisis comes anil tlm lost to rise when Oareirortslionldbo to ationt the joltet tn ;ill ivith-mt injnrv to the intjicnts any and thercrovc that couvnc of leff slauon Bhouhl be nuisuwl which will guariinUu tlio In- iTjHniiCiHioiiiooi tho cimntiv against Hie juva- Svziiitr eiVec-Us of a general ai.il iiiolonscil Iman- tlal and at tho same time not int_er- Ifere with their employment or deprive jtbcmof any partof the just reu-aiils 'I their to 1. If this CM be done, anil I huiicve it can, (IcMbcrntioiiK uiu coudnctuil with tlic and patriotism which tin; gravity of tlit; iituition de man i will imve eanjeto congratulate itnclt'on an aehieveiiteiit 'w.nuli proiniribs juruce ami prosperity to tlie country for many jeais ti> cninc. These reiiiarlw may he considered somewhat out of tlie usual cuuisi! and perhaps not. on- tirelv pertinent to tbe ownsion, hut I lulcvc mil exciibft tliem, gentlemen, became ilicy lelate to subjects wlilcli, as wo amiable nnd that (ittereil by Mr Cox was adopted without division. Thcoflicers elected then Simlitiod. A consisting ot Cox, Riiudal) and Ciiimon was apjiuinlcd to wait upon the PreMtlt-'iit nnd ainiounc-e to liiiu fb.it the house wjisnrgmi- i7.eil and Wiis rwuiy to reeuivti any cnm- he, should sec tit to raaUe. The moiahyrs tlicn rctircrl behind the semi-cir- cle ol ilfisks .ind drew lor seats. Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, was acr-onlcd the privj- Iu hia tifi'it in ndvancuund a. similar cuurtuay u-as Hcronlcd io Mr. Cox o Now York. Mr Uandall becui-eiUiis old BClfc. FIRST HOURS OE THE SENATE. OrRimizing Quietly, tVith Henutor IngnlU In the Chair. Dec. thn ncnn tors to stroll into chninher this morning in knots "of two and three tho floors and galteries lonhftd inviting withthoir now carpets, t.hn desks shown with new and bonqnnts sccntnd tho air. Tlie senator most favored iu tho matter of flowers wa-i Mr. Daniel of Vir- ginia. The devices were all of mammoth proportions, and covered not only his desk ami ohuir, but overlapped upon the desks of his neighbors. A IIUJID horseshoe, a ladder of a dozen rounds anrt a shield, comprising the coat-or-arnis of Vii-yiuU, filiiui' amonc tLio species. Mr. Rid- ill dcjk horo a with the of IMiila- drli'liiu. Senator Gunnait was the recipi- ent of a liortietilioe unon an easel. Tlio deslis of Siiiiiitors Harris, Itcek, 1'addoek, Stewart, Maiuleraon and j'alnmr, and that oi'the president of the Hunate, weru ulsu elaborately adorned with flowtjra in vari- ous unique and taa.efnl forms. Senators began to anivo itud take seats before 11 o'eloek. StuuilorH Srcwyrt and HiHCOck lieing tho ih-dt miners. For an hour Ijefoni noou the iluor was a. busy inoinburs of both parties, i heir irleudsiind llieofiiceri; of tho Senate taking tliij occasion to exchunce and intiiiparc notes. Thu clnuf topie ol' tum- with the inryority was the pros- pect of n, cuullict. over the iidniisaionoi tain Deintjer.it ic neu.itors-elecf, and it uarly luicamo known Uuittho in default of any cancua plan of iictinn, liiid eonctudeil to tolluu- tho Inail of thnii- incnibisrs of lilts Connuiiteo oil Privileges ;unl Tliere had heen au in- formal consultation it was nndcrstood, and hail reached (lie eouchisUuj to makw no op- position to the admission of Mr Fanlknor of West Virginia, on ihc ground Jliat Iherc were rxiuilii'tins cretk-ntials from th.it State. Tho general opinion was that there would be no dead-lock, and that the nutial course of opening proceedings would not IKS broken. The galleries were early crowded and to overflowing. Mrs. Cleveland, chid in a costume of unrl aceonipanieil by Mrs. Gilder, Miss Kingst'ord nutl several other lady t'rienda, ocoupied the seats tf.- se.rveil lor the family of the President in one of the private gal lories. The diplo- matic gallery was filled by members of tlio vuviuns ui front. being cupieil by the Cliine-so his secre- taries and associates. Tbo niinisior worn a raagn ill cent volte of light blue, satin anil his companions were clad as ;iehly, though, iu mon; snbdued colors. proeuudinga of the day wore opened witli prayer by the chaplain, Itcv.'j. G, Butler. The president of tho Senate, Mr, Ingalls, then took tbti chair nnd culled r.he Senate to order. He he would now place be- fore the Senate the eerrilieates of elcc.tion, rhe certificates of apiiointrnmnt-Tind other pipers received since tho adjournment. The ceremony of administering iho of olfiee to the newly elected senators then began, such senators beine called in pirt- ies of four and in alphabetical order. Charles J. Fnnlkner of West Virginia was not sworn.in, but. his case was referred to the nomiuiueo on privileges and elections. At the .suggestion of Mr. Vest, tlio privi- leges of the floor were given to Mr. FanlU- ner pending tlie decision of tho contest. When the roll call had. been completed, and the sen itora elect were sworn in, the customary comVnitteo to give notice, lo the the House of Unpreseuta- were named, .ind tho Sonata ad- journed ______.___________ short meeting for organization this aftor- joon, but a quoi'inn was present. It in lot propose.! by tho Democrats to make my demand for a division of tbft commit- :ee on chairmanships according to party strength as hasbuen rumorwd. Democrats sold fo the theory which has prevailed in the past that the' chairmanships belong to the majority. The Democratic commitiPO take no positive action in arranging minorities on the Senate committees until they get ii Republican list and see what geographical distribution ib made in the majorities. The tendency of events upon both sides points to a harmonious arrange- ment of all party matters in counecllon wit.h tho organization of the Senate and its committees The seating of Senator Turpiu ami objections to Senator Faulkuer were the results of an to which both sid.s assenled. FISHERIES OF THE STATE. Toung Fbli Distributed duriucr tho Year in Unprecedented Nnmhcrs. >TEW YORK, Dec. a meeting of Commissioners to-day, work was done on the report for tho year. It shows that the hatch and distribution of food fishes tins year have been uupvecedentedly largo. Six hatcheries have been supported within the appropriation of 523.0CO. The shad hati-b in tho Hudson has been larger Mian in any ytar 1KHO and tbe tirfh were large and of excellent quilit.v. The trout hatching Htation in the Adirundaeka is iu a flourishing condition, but the re- port objects to thw establishment of more stations in the AdiiundacV.s, as thure is a great lack nf Icival Interest and r.t Hit present station the hedsbavc to be watched day and nightto prevent iheirdespolintion. An additional appropriation of for legal will aHked and also an increased allowance for travoi ex- penses. Tho failure of disfrkrt attorneys to prosecute game law violntionsis bitterly iluuiiiincod. One million, live hundred thousand young fish wore distributed dur- ing the year. A DUEL PROMISED. BlSIIMCKii RUSSIA The Czar Investigating Forged Docu- ments From Berlin. B- MUZZLE ON THE PRESS A Clover Woman at tho Gnrnian Court In- volved liiu PCOII I'ollttnil Kuaslan Mofsureib SENATE CAUCUSES. Ilflpublicans and Dciiiovmts on Gooil Term; Itcgartllni; tlio Organization. Ooc the ad- journment of tho Senate the Republicans held a short caucus upon the question o filling committee vacancies. Nothing was done-beyond appointing a caucus commit toe, of which Senator is chairman to arrange iho matter. Senators Blair, Al lison Evans, Uiddlebergcr, Dolph am Sherman are tliti other members o the commit top. It will have its firs meeting to-morrow morning. Th Democratic caucus committno hav ing tho anbjeet in charge alao held a Two German Wow Yurie Jounmllsf Sword'b YOKK, Dee. rvporl. that, a dnel is to be fought between fwo eminent German journalists of this city has crcatei quite a etir in German circles. Tho threatening beligerwits are Hermann Alexander of ihn Ziduny and Alexander Neuman-nof thn Staals Thoro have, bctiii difffrenees between them' for ome time, but the linal rupture, occurred mt Sat.imby at, a recHpticu of the German ress club wliBrc.hoTh were present. Mr. iliixauder took nxoeption to something aid by Mr. Neumann to a young tarty, nd in tho dispute that followed words vore woken that led to n. challenge. It ia ow positively Uiaf, the duel is (o bo oimht next Wednesday. Mr. Alexander id not appear at thuofiico of his pa pur to- lay audit is said lie is over in Jersey iraetielng at a target. Mr. Neumann was bund, bur ho was reticent. He said, lowevcr, that tho duel will not bo fought n Wednesday. IViiitinff for Carnot. ,..HR, Dec. president to-day eccivcd MM. Goblet, Cleuioiicoau and othera. The Chambers on assembling to- norrow will again iidjourn to await tho bnnation of a cabinet. The prefects of all the departments re- port, that an excellent impression has been irodnoed by election of HI. Sadl-Car- mt. evening papers publish a num. )ur of ministerial combinations, ire definite. Icis not proluhlo that a calv net vili bo formed before Thursday. "It'nenil Boulangcr has SKUI a telegram to M. rt.ii.i-Oarnot. conpratulating his former cnllerigue in tho mlniatr.y upon his being raitiod to the honor of the presidency. Olnnrt -Workers Almut to SMIte. PlTTaunitG, Dec. general strike of jiblc ware glass workers is expected within tho next- forty-eight hours. The workmen assert that they will not. accept the manufacturers' turms, and a mucUnf' will be held to-morrow to decide whether to order a strike at or whether to give Ihe manufacturers thirty days notice as agreed. Thft Htriko will affect. men, itut. if tho manur.icturnrs insist upon their proposition tho workmen claim that all the Hint glass workers in tbfl country, num- bering about will work. I'Jiitt's Avpoal. AT.-nANY, N. Y-, Dec. the General Term handed down a decision in tbe nppLal of Thomas C. Platt, from Iho order of Justice InjjtaUs denyinc the mo- tion fora change of ycnne TO Xew York in the action of the people vs. Platt to oust Platt. from the office of quarantine com ID i sooner. Tho case will be brought up next wec.k in Circuit court, .Justice In- galls presiding. Every effort will bemnde tiy Attorney Goneral O'Brien to tiring tho action to a speedy termination. Died of Alcoholism. ATI nntopsy yesterday on tho body of Michael Walters, who was found dying in a woodshed in tho rear of Caffray's saloon nt Xo. 150 OrangostreGt on Sunday, showed that, alcoholism had involved nearly ovi-.ry vital org in and had produced death. No inquest will bo held. Tlio funeral will t.nko place at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Mullin's undertaking rooms and burial will be in Wooillawn cemetery. Kuweit nerlaVcd Elected. ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. board of county canvapssrs t-o-uignt doil rtr.l the vote on Senator in the Seventeenth dis- trict, as follows: Russell, Republican, Chase, Demor.rntic, Previ- ous to tho mooting of the the Gener.il Term of Court decided that a mandamus should issued requiring iho hoiLi-d to count returns filed witli the County Clerk giving the above result. Tlio Republican Escort. A meeting of the Republican Escort will ho held to-night at the City Hall to acn what action shall taken on a circular calling n. convention in New York lo nr- range a national convention of liopubllcan clubs. BERLIX, Doc. State Coun- collor Koldatoukolf has boon hero for sev- eral days on a special miRsiou connected with t'orgwl documents that wore sent to the Gzar. Count an In- terview with Count Herbert Bismarck in the presence of Count SchonvaloiT, the Russian Ambassador, and uflur verifying fho papers rofurnod to St. Petersburg to- day. Tho Countess burp, tho wife of the Austrian Ambassador at, St. Petersburg, who is involved in tha case is tho widow of Count SchU-iuitz, formerly House Minister of tho Prussian court. When iu Berlin fho intricued against Priuco Bismarck, and alter her iirirriag'! with Count Molkenstoin Tmst- bnrg. She- maintained relations with Prince Bismarck's court oupunents, Coun- ti-ss Perponcher and Countess PrillwHz, the wifo of tlio emperor's grand chamber- Inin Sho showe.l hei currespnudenro to ISaron .lomini, the Czar's adviser, and to other anti-Teutons as well us to tlio whom MIR Czar was infhtonceil. Itia reported that Prince Bismarck will ask the Emperor to dismiss Count I'crponcber and Count Prilhvitz. Bothhavo vibili'd Frieilrichsruhe and their iiiS'Ocerice In rolatlon to their wives' K-U tftra. Thft AiiKtrian government, it is ex- will recall Count Wolkcnrtuin Tnisthnrg. Priiico Contacuzene, tlio firnt councillor of Russian embassy at Vienu.-., has gone to Kt. Pi-tertsburg to make a por- scniil i-ywrt to the Czar regarding tho in- trigucHand also concornlngthe policy of Austria toward Bulgaria. Vciu'jR govornor of Jfoscow, irrlvwl hero on Saturday from Bt. Pctr.rs- nirg. A Hcmi-oflicial communication to- that Prlnco Dolc'iruroff ifir, special otliclal to tho oCfico of ivnry paper to absolutely forbid a. discus- sion of thn relations botwoea Jiiiissia and Senuany ovyii to Hio oxtont of raontloDlng Lho name of Prince Bismarck. A NAVY YARD SCANDAL. go ot Frauds Against Pay Inspector Stovoiison. ASHiiiGTOS, Dtc. Secretary Whit- noy has appointed a court of inquiry toiu- vestlgate tho charges againnt Pay lusjiec- tor ,lohn H. Stevenson, U. S, N., of lir'gu- InrltlM hi .the sale of boilers at tho Brook- lyn, New York, navy yarct. Tho court be- gan Us sessions to-day. Under date of December 3 laut. Pay In- spector m.ide a statement, in which ha asserted that it would co5t government to remove old boilers out of ttift way of tho new dry dock and he concluded that it would be to the bi-st intercHt of (he government to for anything rather than go to so much ex- pense. The amount, realized was IratSlOO each. Secretary Whitney replied to this state- mt-nt under dato of Deeombnr 4, sharply criticizing paying tho inspector's action and ordered hiit Huspeusion from duty until the various trauanctioqs .connected f irp PTV CONFESSING HIS SB A Brooklyn Young Man Admits that He is a Murderer. R SUPPOSED CRSE OF SUICIDE with tho recent public salcshall liaye been investigated. Th ........0........--- boiie.rs sold were thoEe of tho old ship Richmond and were vnluod at SliOO each. THE VOTE IN THE STATE. Olliclal FlKiiros of tho EIccUnn-Tho Hwid ol tlie Ticket, ALRAJ.-Y, N. Y., Dt-c. foot- ings wore completed to-day iu the Secre- tary of Strife's otlico by Deputy Cliirf Clerk Waterhury and Confidential Clerk Clinrlcit C. nampfel, and the vote ou tho three highest officer.-, was aa follows: Sen-etarv <'f Ktnte-Firtle.-icK- ricisio- crat, I'rei'.oncit (.irunt, Kcpnlilicsin, llourv UnUwl I-ahor. Dowitc C. KuiitlMgtnii, Pmhlbltfnii, Jl.jj.TD: Khiard Hall. Ijibor. K, llct'chor. (irficnbai-lf. D-W; I're.itim, 1.017; blank, and (lofcctivii. wlioli- of (Jook's iilnnility, 17.077. fed ward Weiunie, iinmoi'i'ai, 170, KiO: JCBSC S. I.'Ainorea-.ix. llujiubiii-.'iii. Ol'i.llfi; Wflinp'-e'eplurality, Tieapuvcr- unvronco J- Kitzscrald, Dotnn- rat. Jnmns H. lluiiiiblloiii, IMtrifkll.tlinninliiMS.Wl-.V.'illiainV. mith. -12.210: Henry Enrioli, lall, Jnlui J. l.OII; hlnnk. sraiturini; uil dufcutiw. total. lunilfty, NEV.'D IN THE FAR WEST. AHblrB ill Uin Celtistlal Kingdom Cleared Up by a ructno GAS FltANClsco. Doc. stainer San Pablo arrived from Houj; KOHC :md Yokohama to-day. CUiua advices that, a firo at Swatow a month ago destroyed 800 houses. The loss amounted to Tlio failure of I he Portuguese treaty negotiations is eaid to havo Ijoon brought about by tlio viceroy, Ku-nnRs, who lias dnclared himself able to take and hold Macao without imperial Tlio Queen'H .jubiloo wan celebrated in Honu KOIIR on N'ovoniberO. The dccorn- I'.ons wero elaborate. A corres- ondent, in llio Tim Tain states that tlio mperor of Oliina having ascertained .that Cnrca will no longer forward an annual tribute to China, has issued a deercfi in which he sets forlli that, with .a view to canning a cessation of political diflionlties arising ont of China's claims to Sii7.er.iin rights ove.r tho peninsular kingdom, Corea is declared independent. Up states that the receipt of any further is pro- hibited. IJru'itlylUnKiiJn. NEW YORK, Dec. estate of Farmer Tra Slocum of Pleasant Ridgo, DiUcliAHK county, New York, is in dnngor of Iwing condemned nnd Fold by the gov- ernment. Tho owner of it was arrested nonuitime 330 by an internal -revenue agent, who caught him fnimhilcht.iy and secretly distilling cider brandy on his farm. At the tim'ft of tho arrost 242 gal- lons of brandy wore tieizril, fogolhw with tboobjectionablo still. JntheUniied St.itos district conrr to-day suit was entered by United States District Attorney Walker to havo the farm of 115 acres and buildings con- demned and sold. Tho Honno Doorkeeper. 7A6H1NGTOS, Dec. was rumored on tho Republican side of tlicHonsoto-day that .1 resolution u i'l be offered at an early day directing an Investigation of the door keeper's office. Tt upon inqnirj that tilt: matter has not taken any detlniu shape as yet, but. is being discussed liy Ro publican members, inspired by tho devol opments of recent, contest over tin tlico among the Democratic represents lives.'- Fooled with a Shot ftun. UTICA, N. Y., Dec. sons of a Mr. Parker of Itishop street, near Adams Jefferson county, were playing with r loaded shotgun while their parents wor at Adams, and tho younger one, aged 8 accidentally shot. otThis head. His brotho was 10 years old. The boy was so fright etml that he. sot out and walked e.igh miles to Adams to tell his parents of th terrible A Governor Turns Back. BKDNSVVICK, Wis., Deo. Bod well and his wife arrived at Brunswick at noon to-dav, on tlieir way to Rookland. The Governor was taken suddenly ill in the station hero and took the next train for home. A Kcw Yorls Hebrew Found tyln? Ijn- Oonseions In tlio gti'eot wltli a Fatal Fracturo in His Skull. BnooKLry, Dec. Delaneyv aped 19 years, a waiter in a restaurant huro, has confused to tho mnciler of 51-iry Jane Cos who died in June last from tlio effects of pdison which lit. tho timo it as supposed she took with fuicidal intent. In his confession Dolaney sfcitej that ho had had improper relations with the upon being asked for sorao medicine g ive bar poison instead. was locked np. NEW YORK, Deo. Benja- min, tho grand officer of the J. Tranlmian, lodgn -No. 82, American Star order, a Jewish organization, was found this morning unconscious on Foraylh street. His skill! is fractured and he will die. Tlw affair is shrouded iu mystery. FLAMES IN BALDWIN SVILLE. A uvory Stable Bu'.-noil mul Nino Horses ill tlio rii-f. Spcetnl. DitpiitL-li to Dc.'C. livury won.-burned I" the ground In-night. His brick blocl; and rink wcro b.ully tlamaged. Nine horses wuro bimicil in the stable. Jlorl'is's machiut: works, tlio Cornell house aim ol her buildings woi-o In gronJ. danger but wero saved through thti e.vertionr, of Iho fire iloiwrtment and citizens. It is not known what Mr. Wor- mut-li's loss it-. Bunitlo AskK for a Show.. rrAU) Dec. Bnfialo Business Icn's association this evening adopted n evolution setting forth that, an Buffalo's tarbor is one of groat importance to tho vhole country and its caro is one of tlio ireatost national interest, tint receipts and liinmonts amounting t'} many hundreds if millions annually, tho city ought to ho oprojjuiitcd on the committee nn rivers nnd harbors of tho 'Fiftieth Congress Tho Speaker of the House of Representatives is hcmfore requested to -appoint Hon. John M. Farqnhar or lion. John B. "Weber on hat committee. Tlio Decllno In Tin. NEW YORK, Due. big dump in ihc iricoof tin increased thu yxrU-cment-on the netal oxchangii ta-day. To-diiy's cables showed a decline of for spot and for .....res. During the day Mm local copper market, advauci-d about twenty points whilo tbo London markol asciaulwl S5 slnl- In-s Onuof Iho lasl. stoainers to have InTconnor minus before Ihe winter sot. in .asbeen caught, in llio i..'0 at. Sanll Sin Mario and thus pounds oi copper n tho main destined for December delivery ,b held back. Tho New llircctoi-y. Deo. tho first Jimo in tlio history of Congress a now Congressional directory was laid upon tho desks of senators and members of thn House on the first-day of Iho session TIs editor and cnnlpllor is W. H. Michael, dwk of the joinl committee on printing in which position he is llio successor of Hen Perlev Pnonj. Tt. is a smaller volnmotlian llio inajority of its prcderessors, but con- tains all the information doomed neces- sary. A Fenian's KETV YOUK, Dec. shown tho fnnn London lo the effect tliat rortain had recently urged tho Feni.ins to murder Lord Hartington, one of the leaders of tho Fenian organlza- tiou in this city said: "The report, is ridiculous on its face. The I'arntlliies arc too anxious to get a certain measure tbrongb to or sanction extreme meas- ures. Tins story is simply an ollorl. of Iho Tries W wean from IVninll Ihe growing iympathv of tlm English democrats." Only One. ThnreisbntoneSOZODOST. Jthasno counterpart. No other preparation for llio tw-tli. cither compares with or resembles it. riecommendntiousofMiythinp; In its ill ice should lie discredltnd. Demand SO- XODONT. Don't be pat off with tutw. Dec. Supremo court, to-day rendered its decision In the so-called prohibition cases of Petor Mug- Inr vs. the State of Kansas, and in HIP caMisofthe State of vs. Hor- Ziebold and oihcsrs atlirming tlio of the lower court, in the two Mucler c-ises, nnd reversing the judgment in the Zicboid case. Tlio effect of this j ODiniiin is to declaro valid tho pro- hibition laws of Kansas. 13ml of ii Tnmip. ISDTASAPOMS, Ind., Dec. Owen Snyder, boiler known as the "walk- ing died yesterday r.t his at Mill Grovft. For nearly three yoirs nreviou.i to his death Snyder was impillcd, by eomo mysforious force to walk const.-.ntly and ho took his meals while continuing his ceaseless tramp. He slept but. little, generally In a chair, but tho minute ho awoke ho started to walk- ing-__________.__________ Imported Horses. "WASHINGTON, Dec. Sce- rctary Jlaynanl has informed a resident of Williamson, N. Y., that if animals are imported free of duty as specially in- tended for breeding purpnBcs, the fact that they arfl subsequently used lempoiMVily fur driving purposes will not render them liable to duty if such use was not tho special object of importation. Police Ij'bo Their cluliu. Duni.ix, Dec. persons who worn at the famous midnight; meeting of tho Nationalists at. Woodford, were scnioncod by the court thn.ro to-day to various Hirnis of imprisonment. Tho defendant's counsel, Jlr. Bowles, termed tho proceedings a farco and was thereupon elected from oourt. room. then attempted to addresr, the peonlu out- side of tho bnildiug, but the police dis- persed tho crowd, using t-liolr lintous Iroo- ly ami irj.iuriug several persons. I'll'On for JlliW YOBK. Dot. New York Daily Commercial in its November, tiro record shows tho total losses from lira during that month to have reached Iho tremendous acprcipto of an in- cieisnoffO.nOil.OOO over Ihe same month. 1-int year. Tills is the hnaviest. NoW.mbe.r on record except at llio lime of Ihu Bcstou liro and if the Drmnber losses merely emnl iho-'C of the total fire loss to will liu against 000 for last year.___________ Lectures on flrallll. Sirs. Loiigshorc-Volls was heard in a lecture to women at Music Hall yostornay afternoon. Mrs. Potts will deliver an- other locturn of the same kind to-morrow afternoon, and in the evening will talk to both soxcs on This evening Dr .1 Charles flarrisou will spoak to moil at Music Hall. Tho course has proved most instructive. nochralor Oamlilcre on llio Hacli. OOIEWEB, N. Y., Dec-. than .-i dozen .if Ihc principal gamblers of tho city testified to-niirht before the nppointcxl to invastig.ito the police board. Suver.il admitted conducting Rambling hotlbes. One man refused to testify for fear he would criminate himself. rrlrot.'s Successor. Itisbeliovod Uiosu who kntm-, thnl F. C. Phillips of Little Falls, will bo tho superintendent, of tho eastern division of the New York Central railroad, to succnwl Major 7i C. Priest, deceased. Mr. I'hilllps iias been Major Prli'at'a assistautfor years, tie grow up under him. Cnlnmlila's Sew Clinlr. NEW YOKK, Dec. Columbia col- lege trustees to-day decided to form an adjunct fellowship of rniiHr-.nl economy in thi' Ji'liool of political sciences. Fn tUrick Wliitrirtie was appointed lecturer on tho constitution and history of tlio btato of New York. JlrowerK Conil.ino. CHICAGO, Dec. A beer pool to be known as the Chicago and Milwaukee Brewers association, w.is organized here to-dav. The main object of the pool is st-itcil to hi- to prevent retailers from ob- taining rates below market price. Tho most, nnkindust cut of all is to be found iu thu average SS suit of I'uck. _ __ _ TELEGRAPHIC TICKS. The evidence In the I lad.lock murder trial at pionx ('ily is all in. Tlic No'i-lliamiit'in. England, factories havo commenced a lock-out of IUC11. At a coasistorv vestcnlav the Pojio canonised several saiais, liiolniliiiir Fatucr tlavcr. IS iia II Kaniv, tile Mormon poetoss, d'ort at Lake Cily ycsicrtl.-iy. sue ivaa in licrMcU "ria'rrySinltli. fnr many jonnul clerk tl.c HIMISC of Representatives, was thsclurgeil last Charles Walker, bookkeeper for tbe Cincin- nati Siaitig cmnjiany, has absconded witli So.OllO o'f tlio lirin s money. H IB stated that Prince Ferdinand of Bul- garia haa written tn Salisbury, Implormz Els help In malntalnlns peace Uula   

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