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.f'E GREAT QUESTION.
THE PANAMA MUDDLE
Ilia Unification of the South aid
fforth-West-A Plan Propossd
; to Bring the Two Section
IT IS GETTING DARKER AND
DARKER EVERY DAY.
MINISTER ROUTER IMPLICATED.
AtCrOVEEEMENT BUL20AD LIS
A Great Tronic Line Running North and
Xo Doubt Baron Keiosch Commlttd ggj.
elde to Avoid Expo are Another
Ministerial CrUU Impending That
My Be Attended With Senta
tlonal Results The Gov
South How to Build It Its
Effects on the Country.
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A Letter From W. Ii, Greene
JTo one, looking oyer the country can
a moment doubt that the great
rthwest and the south are natural
commercial allies; but the great bin
dranco Is the fact that we hare no
direct, and at the same time cheap
means of transportation between these
It seems to me that the national
vp struck the key-note to the
n when it declared in favor of a
great trunk line across the continent
from north to south.
Such a road would bring together
mesa two sections or our country now
. . . i
auiuueb BirauKoro, cuiumeruiaiiy. a
the south there is cotton, timber, coal
tsUd fruits which we must have in the
northwest; and we have corn, wheat,
cattle and hogs which they of the
sonth must have in return. Besides
this, such a road would open up to us
of the north and northwest the south-
fva kaa hnnrn.ttnri t.h ua art vn no n. m n r lr o t
wj juuureus oi mues nearer man we nave
wnareaa oi mues nearer than we haye
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thesameUme settle other questions
1 that are now vexing the minds of our
J I 'Suppose the government should build
a nA ,r, ar.A ,,. it t
I wuu ca 1 uuu. ouu unu uuu uuciara lb an
1Va..,i.-,.i j 1
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mg 11 in repair, it would give the peo-
pie cneap transportation to a closer
market and at the same time test the
fe&ibility of government ownershlo
r, , t
u.umnu w lauruttus. 11 unsuueess-
it couia be easily disponed of; if
shceessful the foundation would h laid
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UOiUU u. sum cutwuiui
Again, for the purpose of building
and equipping such road, the govern-
meat' could issue an amount sufficient
. w aouo ou amuumoumucui
iwi uic iuiiwo iuu ieKai icnuer
. notes, anl to satisfy the whims of those
vhnoigmnr tnr a Miioitinfinn in
' tut Ka v,i , u
t' X. - . .w AM hv v.
fi silver coin, at tlie pleasure of the eov
rnment. This, as you will see. would
emintrvhv oh amonnt ftnd urmiM
luui tinea Lim 1:1 1 iiinniii iik iiirfii 1 11 m fit i.fih
put it into direct circulation.
Thus, as I have said, government
ownership and control of railroadK hv
such a plan could be thoroughly tested,
the stability of full legal tender money
could also be tested, the circulation of
the country increased, and thousands
of laboring men find emnlovmpnt.
niie we woma oe opening up a new
Jarket for the people both south and
Vi"invtVi urocjf anrl atimnlaltnv Aa n
uvtvunvcii) uuu ouiiuutaviug VUC1U kU Ft?"
newed activity in all the fields of pro
i Deueve inis suoject snouia receive
more than a passing notice for, with
such a road, the freight problem would
be practicably settled. Not only north
and south lines would be brought into
competition, but east and west lines
srould of necessity be affected bv the
If our people will push the proiect. it
can ana win become a national ques
tion ana one too, wnicn win ao more
than any other one thing to unify these
two great sections ot our country. The
south would naturally favor such a pro-
ject, for it would build up a great
market and a great city where it
touched the Gulf. Suppose Galveston
to be its terminal, how long would it
be until that city would be to the
south what New York is to the east?
(The entire south would feel a new
toJUih of life, and every enterprise
wouiu iane uu new activity, un tne cuumuis ueiween taoor ana capital. ie
itner hand, will any one question the is sure the democratic policy will re
benefit to bo derived by the northwest? duce wages. He thinks it impossible'
Would we not save millions of dollars for American manufacturers to compete
each year by this new market being with foreign manufacturers without re
opened, and by cheaper transportation? ducing wages to a common level. Mr.
We would at once be free from the op- Harrison says it Is not pleasant to con-
pression 01 eastern trunk lines, and
could work with the prospect of enjoy
ing the fruits of our toil. Let the
matter be thought of and talked, and
it seems to me that good in the end
mnst come from such discussion.
The proposed line would cross the
Yfcotas, Nebraska, Kansas, the Indian
1-ritory, and Texas, five of the ereat-
I ill. 1a . '
muiuu wiwi us necessary ieeaers,
fch the greatest corn, wheat, cotton.
ioal and timber lands of the countrv.
If our members in congress would in
troduce such a measure and force it
upon the attention of the country,
enough strength might be won to it to
secure its passage, and if not, as I have
said, it would become a national ques
tion and would bring these parts of the
country interested in it together, as
nothing else would do. Perhaps I will
xite you again oa this subject.
We must do something to relieve the
peopie. u, is wen enougn tallc, but
"blessed is he that doeth."
W. L. Grekne.
An Kdltor Adjudged Insane.
Mobekly, Mo., Dec. 14. The matter
t.the insanity of Maior John O. Vvn.
ie wa cuusiucrea ov tne countv
t yesterday. He was adiudtred in-
ne and will be taken to the asylum
Fulton. The major is a well known
pwspaper man and was formerly ed
brof the Moberly Monitor and the
A Brief summary of the President'
Remarks and Keconimendationf .
President Harrison's message is a very
lonr- one. and nerhaDB a trifle more
tedious than such documents usually
re. His chief idea seems to have been
to lay before the people as favorable a
country as possible. In substance he
says to the people:
Here's what we've
done. Now let's see
what the demo-
crats will do."
He begins by expressing general satis
faction over the prosperous condition
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the Teat increase in
m.niel n 11,0 riifi
'TK t n f a 1 uroalfH ff t Vi n iminfiv in
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i860 was $16,158,616,068. In 1890 it
amounted to $62,619,000,000, an increase
of 287 percent.
The total mileage of railways in the
United States in i860 was .10.66: in 1S!)0
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Itwaslfii.741, an increase of 443 per
uvui bou it u Btuuinieu uai mere win
be about 4,000 miles of trac k added by
the clote olctne year ley:'. '
Next he shows the Increase in mam
I A J S 1 TT -
"""""JlArJ Pfie"!- jPe
huuwb tuai a grtas many new lactones
n.r hpincr hui It. Ftpferr nir nartinu arlv
I to tin plate, he says there was on Sept.
this year J.Z tin pla'e factories run-
nmg ana 14 more ouiiaing,
He shows that our foreign trade is
increasiner. Our exports have exceed
ed the exports of any previous year
Uur imports have also exceeded the
avenge for the past ten years
He shows tnat our coast-wise, and river
ana lake traffic is In flourishins condi'
I He cives statistics of deposits in sav
ines banks, showing a great increase
since 1860. as evidence of the prosperity
or. wage earners. i
Referring to the farmers, he says
I history when work was so abundant, or
uviv uv ivt una irai aa m miuv .u uui
by the currency in which they are paid
or by their power to supply the necess-
anes and comforts of life. It is true
that the market prices of cotton and
wheat have been low. It i9 one of the
unfavorable incidents of agriculture
that the farmer cannot produce upon
oraers. tie mnst sow ana reap in le-
nurance of the aggregate production of
the year, and is peculiarly subject to
the depreciation which follows over
production. But while the fact I have
stated is true as to the crops I have
mentioned, the general average of
prices has been such as to give to agri
culturo a fair participation in the
He advises those who are discontent
ed to look abroad and see how much
worse off the people of other nations
Be reaffirms his faith in the doctrines
of protection. He says the results of
the election indicate the adoption of a
new tariff policy. The contest was one
of principle. The advocates of free-
trade won, and they will be cowardly if
they fail to put the principle into effect
now mat they have full power. He
recommends that the work of reforming
the tariff be left to the next congress,
He is not afraid to risk the reputation
of his party on the result of the protec-
tive policy as compared with the results
that will flow from the tariff-for-revenue
policy of the democrats.
He thinks the late land-slide was
caused largely by passion aroused by
template the results, and yet he seems
to take delight in contemplating the
predicament 01 tne democrats.
Next he discusses reciprocity, and
then proceeds to "foreign relations "
Our relations with Canada should re
main friendly. It might be a good idea
for us to build a canal around Niagara
falls on our side of the line, and estab
lish a water route to the sea, indepen
dent of Canada.
l He refers to the Chilean affairs, and
our relations with other foreign na
tions, the Nicaraguan canal etc. There
is nothing of any special interest in his
remarks on any of these subjects.
tie aovotes uib attention next to the
Brussels conference. He is in favor of
free coinage of silver, if the nations
can agree on a coinage ratio. Bat he
doesn't want to make any recommenda
tions while the results of the conference
are In doubt
Referring to the silver rurnhaps no.
oer tne b&erman act he says:
"During the last fiscal yeai
yea"" the secre
tary purchased under the act of July 14
1890, 54,335,748 ounces of silver, and
issued in payment therefor 851.106.698
in notes. The total purchase since the
passage of the act have been $120,470.-
991 ounces, and the aggregate of notes
issued $116,773,590. Tho average price
paid for silver during the year was 94
cents per ounce; the highest price be
ing $1.02, July 1. 1891. and tho lowest
83 cents, March 21. 1893. In view of
the fact that the monetary conference
is now sitting, and that ne conclusion
has as yet been reached, I withhold my
raX5. Zitt--'r!S4hZ' ."$a-2?.v - -teiri
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY,
recommendation as to the legislation
on this sibjcct."
He then proceeds to discuss the vari
ou executive departments, the navy,
the treasury, the Interior etc. . He da
votes particular attention to Uncle
Jerry Rusk's , department. He shows
how our meat inspection laws have
helped us in getting our meat product!
a market in Europe. He also thinks
we are in a fair way to educate the
masses of Europe up to eating our corn.
He thinks we should look out for the
cholera next vtar and put in force
stringent quarantine arrangements.
Immigration should be restricted by
Keeping out "tne vicious ana ignorant,
the civil disturber and the pauper "
Congress should legislate for the pro
tection 01 railway employees. 1'atent
car couplers should be adopted.
He say nothing about the ' force bill,
but thinks the attention of the people
should be directed to the subject of fair
elections, tie says:
"I had hoped that it was possible to
secure a non-partisan inquiry by means
01 a commission into evils, tne existence
of which is known to all, and t bat out of
this might grow legislation from which
all thoughtof partisan advantage should
be eliminated and only the higher
thought appear 0 maintaining the free
dom 11 nd purity of the ballot, and the
equality of the elector, without the
guaranty of which the government
could never have been formed, and with
out the continuanco of which it cannot
continue to exist in peace and prosperity
it is time that the mutual charges of
unfairness and fraud between the great
parties should cease, and that the sin
cerity of those who profess a desire for
pure and honest elections, should be
brought to the test of their willingness
to iree our legislation and our election
methods from everything that tends to
impair the public conhdence in the
The message closes with the follow
"There is no reason why the national
influence, power and prosperity should
not observe the rates of increase that
have x characterized the past thirty
years. - We carry the great impulses
and increase of these years into the
future. There is no reason why in
many lines of production we should not
surpass all other nations as we have al
ready done In some. There are no near
frontiers to our possible development.
itetrogres8ion would be a crime."
A princely" cift.
Phil Armour Makes Chicago a Magnificent
Chicago, Dec. 14. Philip D. Ar
mour, the millionaire packer, started
last night for New York on his way to
Europe, leaving behind him a Christ
mas gift of over $1,500,000 to the city
Absolutely unknown to the public,
work has been going on for ayear past
toward the erection of a magnificent
five story building on Armour avenue.
and it is now all but ready for occu
pancy, lhis building will be known
as the Armour institute, and will be
to Chicago all that the Drexel insti
tute is to Philadelphia and the Pratt
institute to Brooklyn.
lms building is but a small part of
the gift In addition, for its support,
Mr. Armour gives $1,400,000. All that
money and brains and labor can do
will be done toward making it the
greatest institute for manual science
and art in the country. Mr. Armour
conceived this idea years ago, and the
plans have been carefully gone over
with Colonel Childs, John C. Black and
Armour's sons. Ogden and Philip.
It is Mr. Armours desire that stu
dents may leave prepared for the high
est university and for practical work
in the field of scientific labor. Every
possible convenience for scientific
esearch and experiments will be
provided. The institute is not
located in a fashionable nart of
the city, and Mr. Armour's idea
in plating it where he has is said
to be the desire of putting the insti
tute among those whom it will most
KILLED HER SWEETHEART
a Kansas citj Colored Girl Shoots
Parks at CofrejrvUle, Kansas.
vOffkyville, Kan., Dec 14. Lizzie
Williams, an 18-year-old negro girl
wnose norae is at Kansas City, shot
and killed Ed Parks, a negro lad about
the same age, at noon yesterday.
Parks was her sweetheart and was vis
iting her at her boarding place here
when the fatal shot was fired. They
had been playing with an empty re
volver and she put two cartridges in
it and pointing it at him laughingly
remarked that she was going to shoot
him. IShe pulled the trigger and the
ball entered Parks' left breast, killing
She claims that it was accidental, as
she didn't know the revolver was a
double action one, and this is the gen
eral opinion, as there was no trouble
between them, but Hie girl is now un
Bobbers No Longer Feared.
Parsons, Kan, Dec 14. The rail
way and express companies have re
moved the guards recently placed on
trains between Caddo, I. T, and Par
sons, as a hold up is not now expected.
DECEMBER 15. 1892.
'arme n' institute.
Friend, Neb., hoc. IS. One of a
series of fan iers' institutes to be held
in the state t uring the coming winter
will be held in the Congregational
church at Fnoud, December 20 and 21.
The institute will be called to order at
9 a. m. December 20, when Professor
Charles L. Ingersoll will read a paper
en "Heredity in Breeding." In the
afternoon Mr. S. C. Bassett, secretary
of the state dairymen's association,
will read a paper on ' Dairying In Ne
braska." The Babcock milk testei
will be used to show the comparative
amount of butter fat in whole milk, skim
milk and buttermilk. In the evening
Chancellor James II. Canfield of th
state university will lecture on educa
tion. The program for Wednesday De
cember 21, includes a discussion of th
subject of 'Bees and Honey as Con
nected With Agriculture and Horticul
ture in Nebraska," led by E. Whit
comb, president of the State Beekeep
ers' association. In the afternoon Mr.
E. F. Stephens, president of the State
Horticultural society, will present a
paper entitled, "Nebraska and Horti
culture." I , j
The evening meeting will comprise
a social program made up from local
talent. The ability of the people of
Friend to ' furnish an entertainment
of this kind is too well known to need
from abroad will be furnished free.!
w .in u. -v j itiiJ
i.u uuuiuwiuu mil ue cunrgeu. mil,
meeting has been arranged for the peo-
pie of Saline-and adjoining counties
ana it is expected tnat they will one
and all take hold and not only mako it
lnteieeUnf but profitable.
D(j ably Unfortunate.
' Cbetb; ifeb., Dec. 18. A most dis
tresslng; se of misfortune, sickness
and deatSJn the family of John Tholen
is bow wealing - to.; the oltizena. oi
Crete. Until last summer the father
was well and strong, when he fell from
windmill and injured his spine.
Since then he has not been able to
work and probably never will be. Hii
family consisted of himsolf, wife and
six children, all of whom have been
sick. Last week a little girl eight
years old died, and a few days ago the
mother, too, passed away. Kind neigh
bors have taken the case in hand and
it has been decided to send three of
the children to the "Home" in Lincoln,
and willing hands are getting the lit
tle ones ready to be t ken there . It i
not yet known what ''position will bo
made of the father a id the two re
maining children. N'o case of suffer
ing like this has for long time appealed
to the citizens of v icte for sympathy
The Old Vets.
Columbus, Nub., Dec. 13. Com
mandarin Chief neissert arrived at
Columbus at 5 p. m. At Milford the
party was met by Winslow post and
taken in carriages to the industrial
home, the flouring mills, Quenchaqua
lake, sanitarium park, and back to the
depot. At Seward, Ulysses and David
City the posts gave enthusiastic recep
tions at the depot. On arrival here,
Commander in Chief Weissart and
party were met at the depot and
escorted to G . A. R. hall by Baker post
of this city and the sons of veterans'
drum corps. A rousing campfire was
held at the opera house tonight, the
hall being crowded to the utmost with
old soldiers and other citizens.
Nebraska Citt, Neb., Doc. 13.
Charles H. Overton, aged twenty, died
suddenly yesterday morning of heart
disease. The deceased was the only
Bon of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Overton
and was one of the most highly re
spected young men in tho city.
Laura Morton, a grand daughter ol
Hon. J. Sterling Morton, died at Ar
bor Lodge Sunday, aged four. To.
gother with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Morton of Chicago, she came to
this city to spend Thanksgiving and
was taken with scarlet fever, the re
sult of which has changed a meeting
looked forward to with brightest an
tlcipation into deepest mourning.
Didn't Blow It Out.
Grand Island. Neb., Dec. 13.
Mrs. B. Cleary, a widow who came
from Detroit early Sunday morning to
keep house for her son, George Cleary,
foreman at the Talmer hotel, had a
marrow escape from asphyxiation.
She retired in the hotel for a few
hours' rest, turned out the gas, but
turned it on again, as some people
treat a lamp. Several hours later the
accident waB discovered, a physician
was caed and she has fully recovered.
The window and transom had been left
slightly open and it was this th.V
Keep Them Going.
Norfolk. Nbb.. Deo. 14 The
farmers' institute arranged by the fac
ulty of the State university, opened
here today. S. S. Cotton being chosen
president, T. G. Wostewelt vice presl
dent, and Dr. G. W. Wilkinson, secre-
tary. L. A Stillsou spoke of farming
in York county, referring especially to
corn and winter wheat. An interest-
ing discussion followed. This after-
noon Mr. Stillson read paper on bee-
keeping, which was followed by a dis-
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cusslon of poinU touched upon, being
..,u,u,,uK,u,1oiUu iu, lUD niuw,;iu-
duct from a colony, profit, etc. Dick
Boswick said very dry or very wet sea-
sons were bad for the production oJ
honey and cautioned against apraying
fruit trees when in blossom as fatal to
bees. Colonel Cotton led in a discus-
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aon of the question: "Does I arming
Pay?" drawing largely from his own
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Bxperieuce. umors wno came 10 me
country poor testified to the profit in
their cases. This evening Prof. Bes-
Bey spoke at the Congregational church
on "The Grasses and Forage Plants of
At Grand Island.
Gkand Island, Neb., Dec. 14. Na
tional Commander A. G. Weissart oi
Milwaukee, Department Commander
Duworth of Hastings, Colonel C. J.
W. Russell of Schuyler, A. J. Boweo
, M T 1 , T I . V . .
' oi L,iucoin, j. iv Moagner oiiOium
bu9'. Brttd P- Cook ot Lincoln, Colonel
A. J. Culver Of Ml I ford. John Hnxs ev
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J f " l;
lr8l Tisdal6, and husband and Mrs.
v, . .a.uCJ, v,uuip.iuB tut
grana array party, arrived here yester-
aiternoon. Ihey were escorted to the
G. A. R. hall by a band. At night a
great campfire was held, Colonel Rus-
sell presiding. Mayor Boyden deliv
ered an addresB of welcome. Com
mander Weissart spoke upon the ob
jects of the gracd army organization
and was followed by shorter addreesei
by Colonel Russell, Commander Dll-
worth. Mrs. Tisdale and Mrs. Bael.
Cemmander Weissart has made sev
eral appointments, but no official no-
ice has been given.
Not to be Fooled With.
Grand Island Neb., Dec. 14 As
Mr. Sherman the Fourth street grocer,
was sitting in his private office last
night, a man entered the door wearing
a mask over hia face and carrying a
large revolver in his hand. With an
order to Sherman to throw up his
hands, the bold footpad instantly fired,
missing Mr. Sherman by a few inches,
Mr Sherman, not to be scarel out
without some effort, grabbed a chair
and made for his assailant, missing
him on account of the door being closed
by the burglar, who made his escape
tne ponce are working on tho case
and think the would-be-robber is some
local party, but have not located any
certain one, though there are strong
jusplclona resting on parties here.
They AH Settled.
Juniata, Neb., Dec. 14. Tho!
Adams county o'd settlers1 meeting
was highly enjojtd by all, a large
crowd being In attendance. The ex-
cellent program prepared was well
carried out, especially as to tho dinner
part of it. Such parts of a program
are usually well looked after by botfc
old and youog settlers. Many Inter
esting reminiscenses were related,
touching upon our early settlement.
The prosperity and advancement were
noted, and all were well entertained.
The next meeting will be held Decem
ber 12, 1893
Washington, Dec. 14. Novembei
zo tne louowmg jxeorasicana wer
granted pension certificates: Original
Edwin W. Eastman, George M.Worth
ington, John W. Crawford, Andro
Halstrom. Additional Alamon H.
Williama, George H . Connor. In
crease Isaiah Brown. Reissue Ed
gar L. Saunders, Samuel L. Barleau.
Original widows, eto. Rachael S.
Coates, minor to John O. Foster, Let-
la E. Harris.
Two Case vt iuiilty.
Nebraska Crrr, Neb., Dec. 13. W.
J. Delph. a farmer employed at the in
Btitute for the blind, became suddenly
insane yesterday and was placed in
jail. Delph Is a religious lunatic and
Imagines that the Lord has comraia-
sioned him to spread the gospel.
Major liewell, a well known charac
ter about town, was yesterday taken
to the Insane asylum The major is
well read and at times converses in.
telllgently. Ills mania runs to poli.
Choctaw Indian Murder.
South McAlester, I. T.. Dec 14.
Abel Smith and Maden Anderson, two
Choctaw Indians, got into a difficulty,
resulting fatally to Anderson. Smith
gave himself nn and claimed h Will.
ing was in self defense.
Parts, Dec. 14. The Ganlois to-day
publishes an account of the last hoars
of Baron Eeinach, the banker who died
in November under circumstances that
led to the general belief that he had
committed suicide because of hia con-
neclion with the Panama canal scan
dal. It claims to have accurate knowl
edge of the manner in which the baron
spent the hours preceding his death.
and the story confirms in manv nartie-
ulars what has already been stated
ac credited to rumor.
- n hn nf n..,-
of his connection "with the Panama
affair was gone and returned to hia
home at midnight There he wrote
several letters and destroyed a Burn
ber documents. After making
tnes preparations be swallowed a
ot p?iD--t ,
1 he paper tells its story with great
pai.ticlaritv of detail, even saying
mat tne poison was taken at exactly 1
o'clock in the morning.
The general opinion is that Baron
Reinacb was one of, the "useful" men
' tne Panama scheme. It is known
hat handle(i large sums of money
vesligating committee appointed by
the chamber of deputies is Sow trying
to learn to whom the money was paid
M . -
ana lor what services.
M. Clemenceau, editor of La Justice
distinctly denies in to-day's issue that
M. Herz used the columns of La Jus
tice to puff his new enterprises. He
admits that Baron Eeinach and M.
Rouvier, minister of finance, succes
sively visited him on the night before
Keinach's death, but he was out and
did not see them. M. Rouvier
had explained to him in the
lobby of the chamber that Relnach
was being driven mad by the campaign
organized by the papers against him
and it was for him a question of life or
ffath and he had wished that M. Bon-
mxuin nauv aim w aee xa.
Hr an1 InH.i... him m .... M. us..
enc to 8toP Accordingly
M RonT,eiT with tho baron, accom-
panied by M. Clemenceau, visited
Uerz. M. Herz declared that he coald
not render the service required.
Revelations made by M. Clemenceau
nave caused consternation among the
supporters of the government It is
said that another ministerial crisis is
impending and that another political
upheaval may be expected at any ,
Mr Clemenceau's letter has greatly .
compromised M. Rouvier in the Pana
ma affair and the outcome of it woul d
be hard to predict at present M. Ron-
vier will be summoned to explain his
connection with the affair to the 1c-
More Honey for the World's Fair.
Washington, Dee. 14. Assistant
Secretary Willets and other members
of the board of control of the govern
ment exhibit at the world's fair, urged
before the subcommittee of the house
committee on appropriations to-day
that an additional appropriation of
$201,0ili) be made this year for the gov
ernment exhibit This amount would
bring the total appropriations for this
exhibit up to the full million dollars,
it was estimated the exhibit would
cost It was represented that 85 ). 000
was needed now and should be made
available as soon as possible
A Southern War Leader Gone.
New Orleans, La, Dec 14. Gen
eral Henry Gray, one of the few sur
viving members of the Confederate
congress and a brigadier general of
the Confederate army, died yesterday
at Coushatta. lie was a Whig leader
in Mississippi, where he passed his
early life. Later he became a Demo
crat aid came to Louisiana, where he
took a strong position at the bar. In
18j9 be came within a few votes of de
feating Jndah P. Benjamin's re-election
as United States senator. He was
during the war a strong friend and ad
viser of Jefferson Davis.
Cheers for a Kepnbllo la Spain.
Madrid, Dec 14. After Premier
Sagasta's statement in the Cortes,
while many of the deputies were
cheering for the queen regent and the
young king, the Republican, Saler-
mon, arose towering above the other
members and in a ringing voice cried.
"Viva republics. " A scene of intense
excitement followed and for several
minutes nothing could be heard but
cheers and counter cheers.
Poisoned Only With Whisky.
Pittsburg, Pa , Dec 14. Coroner
McDowell has concluded his Investi
gation into the death of Isaac Jury,
who the Carnegie company thought
had been poisoned at Homestead. An
autopsy was held and death was found
to have been due to alcoholism. The
disease was far advanced and there
was not the least semblance of poison.
To Prolong the Fair.
CircASo, Dec 14. There is a good
.'os.1 -f talk among the world's fair
?lreotors and others connected with
the management to continue the fair
for another year after November 30.
The leaders believe that six months is
rather a short time for the life ot the
splendid palaces which . have ' been
erected at Jackson parte
Georgia Operators Strike.
Savannah, Ga., Dec I. Two hnn-1
dred out 250 telegraph operators on
the Georgia Central railroad have
struck because the company would not
sign a contract to employ only broth
erhood operators. It is feared the
trouble may extend to other Southern
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