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THE MORNING OEEGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 38, 1901.
FIRST DEBATE IN HOUSE
PHILIPPINE TARIFF WAS UP FOR
Speeches For and Against the Bill
Will Be Voted on Thl
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. The bill to pro
vide temporary revenues for the Philip
pine Islands was debated In the House
today and will be voted on tomorrow at
4 o'clock. It was uie nrst debate of the
session, and was conducted calmly anil
without display o temper. Several lively
exchanges and an Impassioned speech by
He Armond (Dem. Mo.), who has Just re
turned from a trip to the Philippines, tu
opposition to the retention of the islands,
were the features. Payne, the lloor
leader of the majority, opened the de
bate. Owing to the indisposition of Rich
ardson, the duty of opening for the mi
nority devolved upon Swanson (Dem. Va.).
The other speakers were Grosvenor (Rep.
O.) and Robertson (Dem. La.), for the
bill, and Shafroth (Sll. Colo.), De Armonc!,
Thayer (Dem. Mass.), and Patterson (Dem.
Tonn.) against it. Tomorrow McCall, a
Republican member of the ways ana
means committee from Massachusetts, wlil
oppose the bill, time having been granted
him by the Democrats.
Before the debate began some prelim
inary business was transacted. De Ar
mond (Dem. Mo.) and Broussard (Dom.
Ia.), who had not heretofore appeared at
this session, took the oath.
Alter the routine had been disposed or
Payne moved that the House go into
committee of the whole for the consider
ation of the Philippine revenue bill. Two
Democrats, Vandlver (Mo.) and Cooper
(Tex.), attempted to interrupt the motion
with requests for unanimous consent to
consider Schley resolutions, but Payne
declined to yield the floor, and his mo
tion prevailed. Payne, n opening the de
bate, carerully explained the purpose or
the bill, which already has been set forth
In this report.
He reviewed at some length the events
leading up to the formulation of the tar
iff. He contrasted the Spanish rates with
those tixed by the commission. On flour,
for instance, he said the rate had been re
duced from $1 SS to 50 cents; on rice from
R9 cents to 40 cents, and on hams and
smoked meats from ?9 12 to 53. Propor
tionate reductions had been made on other
articles. Payne explained that the com
mission also had deemed It wise to con
tinue a portion of the old Spanish export
tax on hemp, sugar and tobacco, owing
to the difficulty of levying and collect
ing a land tax. Personally he said he did
not like the Idea of an export tax, but
there peemed no other way at present.
There was necessity for immediate action
to meet the (situation created by the de
cision of the Supreme Court.
Payne aroused enthusiasm as he de
scribed the great work of civilization
which was going on along the line of ed
ucation. "Our friends on the other side,'
said he, "howl about our imperialistic
government over the natives. "We are try
ing to lift them up to the standard or
"Are you trying to Jit them for citizen
ship In the United States or citizenship
in the Philippine Islands?" asked Gaines
"We will cross that bridge when we
come to It," replied Payne. "But If you,
on the other side, will co-operate with us
we will fit them for citizenship in the
Philippine Islands, the United States, or
any other country." (Republican ap
plause.) "We will co-operate with you," replica
Gaines, "when you carry the Constitution
and the flag to the Philippines."
"I am surprised," observed Payne, "to
hear the gentleman from Tennessee make
that statement. He has Just returned
from the islands. Is it possible he did
not carry the Constitution and flag with
Proceeding, Payne said the other side
offered no substitute for thjs bill, and he
made a reference to trusts in free-trade
England. "Wheeler (Dem. Ky.) Interrupt
ed to Inquire whether the assurance which
aggregate capital had in this country
that the Attorney-General would not do
his duty, was not responsible for the
great trusts now In existence in the
"I will allow the gentleman to answer
his own question," Payne said. "It Is
beyond me. Of course, he does not believe
that any more than I do."
"I do believe it," declared "Wheeler, "and
3 am quite satisfied the gentleman hlm
eelf believes It."
"If he docs," observed Payne, in clos
ing the colloquy, "I don't know what he
believes, and he does not know what 1
Swanson, In opening, declared that none
of the benefits for the Filipinos of which
Payne had been telling could accrue
through the agency of the pending bill.
He reviewed the recent decisions of the
Supreme Court in reference to the Philip
pines, deploring the fact that it had re
versed Its previous decisions and had 6een
proper to confer upon Congress, a resolute
power to govern the territories. He dep
lecated as pernicious the principle of the
bill which fixed the tariff duties on
goods going fiom the United States into
the Philippines. He said this really gave
to this country power to fix both the price
at which the Philippines should sell their
goods to us, and also purchase ours, and
this was a power which no just nation
wanted to exercise and which could not
be exercised without abuse and oppres
sion. He insisted that it was precisely
the same power that the British Parlia
ment sought to exercise over the Ameri
can colonics, against which they rebelled.
Ke said that Philippine sugar, to enter
our markets, must pay a duty of $3G per
ton. while ours could be sold in their
markets upon the payment of $17 per ton:
that their hemp must pay a duty of $20.
while ours could enter the Philippines at
$11 per ton; that our coal could enter at
23 cents per ton, while theirs sold here
rnuEt pay C7 cents per ton: that our to
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bacco enters their markets on n payment
of 8jj cents per pound, while theirs must
pay here $1 13 per pound. He said a nt
place for such a bill was in the Cortes of
Spain, and not In the Congress of the
United States. He pointed out that the
Secretary of War favored making gener
ous concessions In tariff duties on Im
portations of sugar and tobacco from
Cuba, yet this bill failed to make any con
cessions on the same importations from
the Philippines. He said that If the pol
icy of the Republican party were to pre
vail it was better, in order to got trade
concessions from the "United States, to be
a subject of Great Britain and thereby
secure reciprocity treaty favors, than to
be an Inhabitant of the Philippine Islands,
which we hold as a part and parcel of
Thayer, in a 15-minute speech, explained
the reasons which induced him to op
pose the passage of the bill. He declared
that we bad overpowered the Filipinos,
but had not conquered them; that the
same spirit of liberty which led them to
rebel against the tyranny of Spain still
animated them. This bill, which proposed
to tax them at both ends of the line,
would naturally arouse their resentment.
Grosvenor called attention to the fact
that the Republican administration had
tried to avoid the war with Spain.
"At that time," said he, "the same
thoughtless cry of liberty rang through
this hall. I believe If it had not been for
the explosion of the Maine there would
not have been any war, but that all the
results which have followed would have
been worked out, except the acquisition
of the Philippines. I wish the opposition
would stand with us as loyally In bear
ing the burdens of that war as they were
ing driving us into It." (Applause.)
Grosvcnor recalled the storm of criti
cism against a similar bill for the ben
efit of Porto Rico. Grosvenor described
the benefits of the bill from the stand
point of Porto Rico. Turning to the
question of reciprocity, he declared that
the Republican party was practically sol
id as to what should be done. Those who
were yelling for tariff revision, he said,
were, about as numerous for the amount
of noise they make as was the coyote
which disturbed Grant's slumber on thi
"Has the gentleman forgotten the last
speech of the late President McKlnley?"
"I have not." answered Grosvenor. "i
wish the gentleman would take that
speech and read it, and act upon it. It
he does he will rise In my estimation SO
odd per cent."
Referring to the provision of the bill
relative to the suspension of the coast
wise navigation laws on vessels plying
between the United States and the Phil
ippines, Grosvenor said the provision was
necessary because of the congested trade
in the Pacific.
"Since this bill was reported, however,"
said he. "I learn that possibly we were in
error as to our facts and that the coast
wise vessels may soon be able to come to
the rescue. If that proves true, the pro
vision can be stricken out In the Senate."
Shafroth, who has recently returned
from the Philippines, vigorously opposed
the bill. He declared that there were
many popular misapprehensions about the
Filipinos. There was a highly-educated
class among them, perfectly capable or
conducting a government and of govern
ing themselves. A government by stran
gers must fall in many respects. Shaf
roth went over a list of the salaries paid
to American officials In the Phllippinen
He declared that the spirit of indepen
dence and liberty lived In the Filipino as
well as the American, and that until the
Filipinos were free the situation could
not be satisfactory to them or us.
De Armond, who has recently returned
from the Philippines, aroused much en
thusiasm on the Democratic side by
denunciation of the pending measure and
of the entire Philippine policy of the Ad
ministration. He declared that the bill
proposed legislating after the manner or
an empire. It disregarded the rights of
the Filipinos as well as the American
representatives. It was legislation by the
War Department, legislation by alien for
alien. He denied the necessity of taking
the islands or keeping them. (Democratic
applause.) "We acquired them in folly."
said he: "let us dispose of them In wis
dom. Almost every man in the islands
longs for independence and liberty. How
long will it be before another insurrec
tion breaks oout? Who can tell how many
of our youth It will lay away in country
churchyards, how many dollars of extra
levy it will cost the people? How much
better would it be for us to return to the
principles of any American party nnd
make an end of the troubles. Why not
dispose of them to some country that
Patterson denounced the bill as tending
toward Imperialism and against the In
terests of the whole country. The Dem
ocrats, he sajd, always had favored the
acquisition of territory which could be
carved into states with American citi
zenship, but opposed any colonial system.
Robertson, a member of the ways and
means committee, said he would vote for
the bill. Failure of this bill, he said In
effect would mean free trade with the Isl
ands, and he was opposed to bringing
the t;ugar and rice planters of Louisiana
into free competition with the sugar ana
rice producers of the Philippines. This
bill would be a notice to the Filipino peo
ple that they never could hope for equal
rights with the American citizen, and
must prepare for independence. He said
that free trade with the Philippines and
reciprocity with Cuba, as now threat
ened, wo.uld annihilate the sugar interests
of his state.
The House at 3 P. M. adjourned.
Trnetion Cnr Jnnipcd the Track.
PITTSBURG, Dec 17. A Southern Trac
tion car Jumped the track on the steep
hillside of Mount Washington before day
light thlp morning, and besides Injuring
seven people, crashed Into a livery stable
and completely wrecked It. The acci
dent occurred at the corner of Virginia
and Woodvll!e avenues.
Stop the Con Kit
and "Worlc off The Cold.
Laxative Bromo-Qulnlne Tablets cure a
cold In one day. .No Cure. No Pay. Price,
25 cents. f
NEW SENATE COMMITTEES
REPUBLICAN ASSIGNMENTS AN
Democrats Agreed oa Their Places at
a Onucu Held After the
WASHINGTON. Dec 17. The Republl
can Senators met in caucus today to hear i
the report ' of the committee which lias !
completed the Republican assignments.
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of Connectlcutt, chairman of the commit
tor Thn ynnrtrf nt tnf nnmnilfrtf Tcr?ie
adopted and the Republican membership '
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MIm Helen Margaret Kelly, who recently became- tne bride of Frank J.
Gould, Is a grand-daughter of the lato Eugene Kelly, one of Jay Gould's old op
ponents. She in In her 18th year, and Mr. Gould la not yet 24. Mrs. Gould is
heir to a fortune of over $1,000,000. and her annual Income is over $50,000. Her
husband is heir to a fortune exceeding
of the Senate committees will be as fol
lows: Appropriations Allison, Hale.. Cullom,
Perkins, Sewell, Warren, Wetmore and
Finance Aldrlch, Allison, Piatt (Conn.),
Burrows, Piatt (N. Y.), Hansbrough,
Spooner, Jones (New).
Foreign Relations Cullom, Frye, Lodge,
Clark (Wyo.), Foraker, Spooner, Fair
Commerce Frye, McMillan, Elklns, Nel
son, Galllnger, Penrose, Hanna, Mason,
Depew, Jones (New). Perkins.
Judiciary Hoar, Piatt (Conn.), Clark
(Wyo.), Fairbanks, Simon, Nelson, Mc
Inter-State Commerce Elklns, Cullom,
Aldrlch, Kean, Dolliver, Foraker, Clapp,
Inter-Oceanic Canals Hawley, Piatt (N.
Y.). Hanna, Pritchard, Mitchell, Millard,
Naval Affairs Hale, Perkins, McMillan,
Piatt (N. Y.), Hanna, Penrose, Gallln
ger Philippines Lodge, Allison, Hale, Proc
ter, Beverldge, Burrows, McComas, Delt
rlch. Military Affairs Hawley, Proctor, Sew
ell. Warren, Burrows, Quarles, Scott.
Postoffices and Postroads Mason, Pen
rose, Elklns, Dolliver, Lodge, Deboe, Bev
erldge, Dillingham, Mitchell.
Privileges and Elections Burrows,
Hoar, Pritchard, McComas, Foraker, De
pew. Beverldge, Dillingham.
Relations with Cuba Piatt (Conn.), Al
drlch, Cullom, McMillan, Spooner. De
Pacific Islands and Porto Rico Foraker.
Depew, Wetmore, Mitchell, Kearns. Bur
ton. Public Lands Hansbrough, Nelson.
Clark (Wyo.), Bard, Kearns, Gamble,
Indian AfTalrs Stewart, Piatt (Conn.),
Quarles, McCumber, Bard, Quay, Clapp.
Agriculture and Forestry Proctor.
Hansbrough, Pritchard, Stewart, Dilling
ham. Foster, Wellington.
Public Buildings and Grounds Fair
banks, Warren. Simon, Scott, Quarles.
Territories Beverldge, Sewell, Dilling
ham. Nelson, Bard, Quay. Burnham.
Rules Spooner, Aldrlch, Hoar, Elklns.
Census Quarles, Hale, Piatt (N. Y.).
McCumber. McComas. Burton, Gamble.
Claims Warren, Mason, Stewart, Mo
Cumber, Kean, Clapp, Burnham, Kit
Immigration Penrose. Fairbanks,
Lodge, Mason, Sewell. Proctor.
Coast and Insular Surveys Foster.
Make Your Selections Early While Our Stock is Full.
Hawley, McMillan, Fairbanks, Welling
Audit and Control of Contingent Ex- i
penses of the Senate Jones (Nov.), Gal
Civil Service and Retrenchment Per
kins, Lodge, Elklns, Piatt (N. T.). Mil
lard. Coast Defenses Mitchell. Hawley, Bur
rows, Penrose, Deltrlch, Wellington.
Education and Labor McComas, Pen
rose, Dolliver, Clapp, Burnham.
Fisheries Bard, Proctor, Frye, Mason.
Forest Reservations and Protection of
Game Burton, Depow, Perkins, Clark
(Wyo.). Pritchard. Kearns, Kittredge.
Indian Depredations Gamble, Deboe,
Beverldge, Dillingham. Kearns, Dietrich.
Irrigation and Reclamation of Arid
Lands Simon. Warren. Stewart, Quarles,
Bard, Quay, Kearns.. Dietrich.
Manufactures McCumber, Mason, Fos
Pensions Galllnger, Pritchard, Deboe,
McCumber, Scott. Foster, Burton, Simon.
Mines and Mining Scott, Stewart, Han
na, Clark (Wyo), Kearns.
Patents Pritchard (Piatt (Conn.). Mc
Private Land Claims Hale. Kean, Gam
Public Health and National Quarantine
-Jones (New), Galllnger, Spooner, Deboe,
Railroads Clark (Wyo.). Lodge, Haw
ley, Witmore. Scott. Bard.
Revision of the Laws of the United
States Depew, Burrows, Pritchard,
Revolutionary Claims Simon, Galllnger
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard
Dillingham, Clark (Wyo.), Perkins, Gam
Select Committees Woman suffrage,
Wetmore, Bard, Mitchell; additional ac
commodations for the library of Congress,
Cullom. Allison, Mitchell; industrial ex
positions. Burnham, Hawley. Hansbrough,
Lodge, Scott, Wellington, McL-iurln; Na
tional banks, Kearns, Burrows, Penrose:
investigate trespassers upon Indian lands,
Dietrich and Simon: standard weights
and measures, Kittredge, Simon, Dolli
ver. Democratic Assignments.
The Democratic Senators met in caucus
today after the Senate adjourned and
agreed upon their committee assignments,
Agriculture and forestry Bate, Money,
Appropriations Cockrell, Teller, Berry,
Coast and Insular survey Morgan, Ber
ry. Clay. Culberson.
Contingent expenses of the Senate
Census McEncry. Taliaferro, Black
Civil service and retrenchment Harris,
Bate. Dubois. McLaurin (Miss.).
Claims Teller. Martin. Taliaferro, Mc
Laurin (Miss.), Foster (La.).
Coast defenses Turner, Culberson, Tal
iaferro, Clay. Simmons.
Commerce Vest, Berry. Turner, Martin,
Corporations in the District of Colum
biaMartin (chairman), Blackburn.
District of Columbia Martin, Mallory,
Clark (Mont.). Foster (La.).
Education and labor Daniel, Harris.
Engrossed bills Cockrell (chairman).
Enrolled bills Foster (La.).
University of the United States Jones
(Ark.). Clay, Carmack. Blackburn.
Patents Mallory. Hcltfeld. Foster (La.).
STERLJNG SILVER TOILET
Although our stock is the largest and finest
ever seen in the Northwest, yet the best se
lections canbe made now while it is complete.
We will set aside for you what you select.
Pensions Turner, Taliaferro, Patterson,
To examine the civil service Heltfeld,
Finance Vest, Jones (Ark.), Daniel, Tel
Fisheries Turner. Mallory, McEnery,
Forreign relations Morgan, Bacon.
Money. Rawlins, Bailey.
Forest reservations Morgan, Tillman,
Geological survey Money, Rawlins,
Immigration Rawlins, Turner, Clay,
McLaurin (Miss.), Patterson.
Improvement of the Mississippi Bate,
McEnery. McLaurin (Miss.).
Indian affairs Morgan, Jones (Ark.),
Rawlins, Harris, Dubois, Clark (Mont.).
Indian depredations Berry. Bacon, Mar
tin, Pettus, McLaurin (Miss.).
Interoceanic canal Morgan (chairman),
Harris. Turner, Foster (La.).
Interstate commerce Tillman, McLau
rin (Miss.), Carmack, Foster (La.), Pater
son. Irrigation Harris, Heltfeld, Bailey,
Judiciary Bacon, Pettus, Turner, Cul
Manufactures Harris, Clay. Gibson.
Military affairs Bate, Cockrell. Pettus,
Mines and mining Tillman, Heltfeld,
Clark (Mont.). Dubois.
Naval affairs Tillman, Martin, McEn
Organization of the executive depart
ment Taliaferro, Dubois, McLaurin
(Miss.), Clark (Mont.).
Pacific Islands and Porto Rico Cock
rell, Mallory. Blackburn. Clark (Mont.).
Pacific railroads Morgan, Harris, Raw
Philippines Rawlins. Culberson, Du
bois. Carmack. Patterson.
Postoffices and post roads Clay, Cul
berson, Taliaferro, Dubois, Simmons.
Private land claims Teller (chairman),
Privileges and elections Pettus, Black
burn. Dubois, Bailey, Foster (La.).
Public buildings and grounds Vest,
Rawlins, Turner, Culberson, Simmons.
Public lands Berry, McEnery, Heltfeld,
McLaurin (Miss.), Gibson.
Railroads Bacon, Pettus, Money, Car
mack. Relations with Cuba Teller, Money,
Relations with Canada Jones (Ark.),
Bailey, Clark (Mont).
Revisions of the laws of the United
States Daniel. Mallory. Patterson.
Potomac River front Martin, Bacon,
Territories Bate, Heltfeld, Bailey, Pat
terson. Transportation routes Turner, Pettus,
Woman suffrage Bacon (chairman).
Industrial expositions Daniel. Cockrell,
Jones (Ark.). Carmack. Gibson.
National banks McEnery, Gibson.
Standards, weights and measures
Clark (Mont.), Carmack.
In the Senate.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Soon after the
Senate convened today a Joint resolution
making soma amendments to the act "to
establish a code of law for the District
of Columbia" was reported and passed.
After the transaction of purely routine
business the Senate at 12:35 P. M., on mo
tion of Allison, went Into executive ses
sion. Morgan made an effort to have the
Senate make his bill authorizing the ac
quisition of a right of way for the pro
posed isthmian canal across Costa Rica
and Nicaragua the special order for 2
o'clock tomorrow, but the Senate declined
to make the order. It was suggested that
Morgan might move to take up the bill
tomorrow. He indicated a purpose to pur
sue this course. At 1:50 P. M. the Senate
WATERS HAVE SUBSIDED.
Pennsylvania Railroads Repairing
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17. Railroaa
service In this state is gradually recover
ing its normal condition, and by tomorrow
trains will be running practically on time.
Thousands of laborers are at work re
pairing the damage to roadbeds and
bridges wrought by the rushing waters.
The railroads that suffered the most dam
age are the Lehigh Valley, Central of New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western and the New York Cen
tral. In some localities It will be weeks
before the damage Is fully repaired.
The sweep of water was greater in some
sections than was ever known before, and
bridges that withstood the floods of years
were swept away. The sudden drop in the
temperature was providential In some re
spects, as It prevented the flood from
spreading, but It entailed great suffering
on the 20,000 or more persons rendered
homeless by the destruction of their
homes. All passengers on stalled trains
were removed from their uncomfortable
situation last night and this morning by
the railroad companies, nnd the trains
are now being taken to their destinations.
In the lower anthracite coal region the
situation Is growing worse. The mine
workings are thoroughly soaked with wa
ter, and it may be weeks before some of
them can be worked, although there was
a resumption today in a few mines. It Is
estimated that 50,000 mlneworkers and me
chanics are idle as a result of th flood.
The weather today Is not quite as cold
as yesterday, and In some sections snow is
Conservative estimates place the loss
from the floods at from $3,000,000 to 55.XW,
000. So far reports have been received
here of the loss of nine lives in various
parts of the state.
Below the Danger Line.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 17. The three rivers
at Pittsburg have fallen below the dan
ger line, and the work of clearing away
the debris and mud, and reclaiming lost
craft washed away by the water, has be
gun. The loss sustained by Pittsburg In
terests may reach $l,CW,CO0. The Boarils or
Health of the two cities are distributing
disinfectants in the flooded districts, and
this, it is thought, will reduce sickness to
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a minimum, but It will take weeks for In
undated houses to be dried out and made
lit for occupancy.
In the "Wyoming Valley.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Dec. 17. The
flood situation In the "Wyoming Valley
showed some improvement today The wa
ter In the Susquehanna River receded two
Inches more during the night, but the low
lands are still submerged and all connec
tion between "Wllkesbarre and the towns
on the west side of the river is still cut
Lehigh Valley Rond Opened.
EASTON, Pa.. Dec. 17. Through passen
ger traffic on the Lehigh Valley Railroad
from New York to Buffalo Is practically
open after a tie-up of nearly 4S hours, due
to the floods.
Effect on Kansas Crop.
TOPEKA, Kas., Dec. 17. Little actual
damage to stock In Kansas has resulted
from the recent cold wave. Wheat, how
ever, has suffered greatly. In some parts
of the wheat belt no snow accompanied
the cold and the growing cereal was left
unprotected. If the weather falls to
moderate by tomorrow, much Spring
wheat will be left In bad condition, If not
Frozen to Death at Omaha.
OMAHA, Neb.. Dec. 17. Last night's
cold wave proved fatal to one man and
two others were badly frozen. Thomas
Jefferson, colored, was found frozen stiff
in the rear of a saloon. George H.
Rhodes, a sewing machine agent, and
Fritz Heitz were found In a half-frozen
condition. Both may lose hands and feet.
Old Man Frozen to Death.
ALMA, Colo., Dec. 17. A man named
Whaite, aged 60 years, living near Green's
Lake, was frozen to death on the road
between Alma and Fairplay Sunday even
ing. The body wns found today. His
horse was so badly frozen that It was
found necessary to kill the animal.
Veteran Perished From Cold.
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 17. Benjamin
Atkins, a Civil War veteran, aged 70
years, was found at his home in West
Lafayette today, frozen to death.
Thomas Kelly, Pioneer Stage Man.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. 17. Thomas
Kelly, well known from the Mississippi
River to the Pacific Ocean in stage-route
days. Is dead at Liberty. Mo., aged S7
years. In 1837, with General Thomas L.
Price, he established stage lines covering
long routes In Missouri and Arkansas,
and In 1W3 the Arm of Price & Kelly se
cured a contract from the Government for
a weekly mall delivery between Indepen
dence, Mo., and Salt , Lake City. This
llrm also owned and operated the great
Santa Fe stage line between Independence
and Santa Fe, N. M. The Civil War ru
ined the stage business, and Mr. Kelly
went to California and engaged In staging
until the railroads came, when he re
turned to Missouri.
French Steamer Ashore.
PARIS, Dec. 17. Dispatches received
from Marseilles announce that the French
steamer Kleber, from Cctte, France, Is
ashore east of the mouth of the River
Rhone. The customs boat from St. Louis
du Rhone succeeded In getting near the
DIA3IOND MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURING JEWELERS
NO BRANCH STORES. On the Cor. of Third and Washington Stw.
STORE OI'EN EVENINGS.
Yesterday and the day before our store was
crowded from early morning until we closed
at night. Such a varied, beautiful and elegant
display has never before been made in this city.
CALL AND INSPECT IT
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Kleber this morning, and learned that
the captain of the ship was 111 and that
the mate had disappeared. It is supposed '
the latter was swept overboard. The
Kleber carries a crew of 52 men. The
latest dispatches from Marseilles say the
wind is now changing and hopes are en
tertained that the vessel may be saved.
The Commercial High School.
NEW YORK. Dec. 17. In explanation
of his educational plans, outlined at the
laying of the corner-stone of the new
High School of Commerce on Saturday.
Abram S. Hewitt made a statement, say
ing that he is "trying to organize an edu
cational trust for the benefit of the pub
lic." In a recent letter he expressed the
opinion that the city should defray the
expense of putting up the buildings for
the High School of Commerce, and a
technical school, but that the institutions
should be supported by private endow
ments and contributions.
Expelled From Hoard of Trade.
CHICAGO. Dec 17. Arthur R. Jones,
of A. R. Jones & Co.. irrain commission
j merchants and stock brokers, was ex-
pelled from membership In the Board of
I Trade tonight on charges of uncommercial
conduct and bucket-shopping.
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