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WICHITA KANSAS, TUES DAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1891.
VOL. XIY, NO. 85.
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THE FEE AND SALABTBILL PASSED
BY THE SENATE.
150 N. MAIN ST,
(FOX'S Old Stand.)
In our New Quarters.
Ready for Business.
New goods arriving daily.
Your patronage solicited.
All goods marked in plain
One price to everybody, and
that lower tban you will
Seeing is believing. Come
Passage of a Measure Allowing
Counties to Bid in Lands for
GLOBE, 150 N. MAIN ST
M. B. COHN,
An Agreement Reached by the Two Houses
on the Ooffeyville Dynamite Inves
The Bill Giving the Eailroad Commission
ers Power to Make Joint Eates Passed
by the House The Elder Eailroad
Measure Fixing Passenger Eate?
Eecommended for Passage,
General State News.
BERLIN, Feb. 23. The German Social
istic party is once more scandalized by the
action of one of their leaders, who reserves
for himself the right to seek recreation
where it suits his individuality best.
Shortly after the abolition of the Social
istic law Bebel was antagonized for rent
ing a flat in Berlin which was sa'd to be
Eood enough for a burgomaster's resi
dence Today Liebnecht is hauled over
the coals for visiting the Patti concert,
which took place in a boycotted locality,
of course. It is claimed that Liebnecht s
passion for high priced music in the
domains of the bourgeoisie and nobility is
unworthv of a pariah of society and that
he must not do it again if he desires to
retain the confidence of his fellow
Socialists. Liebnecht objects very strongly
to this kind of partv disclplino and says
lie will never submit to it so far as
his private uoings are concerned.
This obstinacy on the part of tne
Kader acted like oil on lire and a number
of disciples of John Most commneu in
forming a committee to dog the steps, not
of the renegade Liehenecht alone, but or
all Socialistic deputies to the reichstag,
with a view of apprehending them on their
visits to boycotted beer halls and places of
entertainment. Ainnss meeting of radi
cals was held on Friday night, before
which Herr Liebnecht was virtually put
on his trinl for visiting the boycotted con
cert hall. In reply to the charge he main
tained his right as a good citizen to listen
to good music, but promised not to visit
the boycotted concert nan again. i re
fused, however, to allow the party to dic
tate the localities whish his family might
f-cquent to hear music. Fully twenty
four speakers rose to denounce his con
duct, but the assembly finally decided to
postpone its sentence. There were nt
least 5,000 Socialists present at this meet
ing. The fact that the reichstag deputies re
ceive no remuneration for their services
has been telling on that body for some
weeks. The majority of seats have been
occupied oulv on special occasions, when a
speech from Eugene Ttichter was expected
or some parllaiiientiirv incident was on the
tapis. The Prussian diet, which pays 1.)
marks per dav to its members, always
boasted of a full quorum. If this slight
ing of parliamentary duties continues for
another week or two, when the army and
navy budgets and the sugar laws are to be
discussed, serious consequences must fol
low. The Liberal members of the reich
stair, the majority of whom beloug to tho
poorer classes, have no hesitation in ad
nutting that their negligence is principal
lv due to the non-payment ot salary. Many
o'f them are also members of the Prussian
diet, and it is only natural that they
should prefer to give their services where
they aro appreciated in a practical man
ner. . .
The German government is very proud
of tho success of the new imperial and
' Prussian government loan of -430,000,000
marks at 3 per cent. The offer shows both
the public faith in tho government and
the vast quantities of money that aie
seeking investment. Tho loan was duly
Knnrtinned bv both the imperial and
German legislatures, and the money is to
be used for military and other purposes.
large number of the bids came from tho
le idiug Jewish financial houses, as if to
show appreciation for tho emperor's
liberal course towards the Hebrews. It is
possible, however, that the Jews wero
nnim ited by purely business motives, as
notwithstanding the persecution of their
race and religion in Russia, they have
never hesitated to assist Russia in finan
A singular suit has been begun by a
man named Schulenburc, in the German
courts Theie has of late been a general
movement among the Hebrews engaged in
the professions and business to discard
their distinctively Hebraic names and
adopt names that would imply Christian
origin. A Jewish lawyer named Meyer
Cohen changed his name to Schulenburc
ithoiit legal sanction. A tradesman of
good standing, who had inherited tho
name in question from a long Hue of re
spectable ancestors, had heard of what
Cohen hail done, and is taking steps to
have the Hebrew compelled to give up tho
name. The cae is a very interesting one,
raising, as it does, the question of a man's
right in a name which may be common to
himself aud a number of others.
HORSE THIEF CAUGHT.
Special DUpatch to tho Dally Engle.
KAZELTOX, Kan., Feb. 23. Jack Poe,
w ho was arrested here, Feb. 11, for horse
stealing, and escaped the sam evening,
was captured early Saturday morning
about one and a half miles east of town by
a farmer named J. H. Drake. Mr. Drake
saw him walking across a wheat field, ran
to the house and got his inchester,
mounted a horse and went in pursuit.
Jack surrendered without any hesitancy,
and it is believed that he intended to come
in and give himselt up, as he was nearly
worn out by exposure and hunger. He
tays he had nothing to eat for forty-eight
hours once since his escape. Poe waived
preliminary examination and was taken
to Medicine Lodge.
Rewards aggrecatinc; ?450 have been of
fered for his apprehension and conviction
$200 by Barber couuty, $50 by the Hazel
ton Stock Farm company, and 200 bv
Brad Grimes, of Kiowa. Poe is. without
doubt, in a bad scrape, as the evidence is
already iu hand that he had in his posses
sion and traded off a fine mare belonging
to the Hazelton Stock Farm company, and
a mare and colt belonging to Mr. Grimes,
THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE.
Jeffeizsox ClTT, Mo. Feb. 23. The
legislature met this morning and immed
iately adjourned in honor of the anniver
sary of the bhtn of "Washington. A lare
delegation was present from Sedalia iu the
interest of the capital removal resolution.
There is a very strong feeling iu favor of
the resolution, but the claim that it would
cost the state a large amount of money
will probably defeat it, ah far as the present
legislature is concerned.
TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 23. Tho senate this
morning passed the county officers' fee
and salary bill. Tho bill passed by a vote
of ayes 2., noes -1.
The bill makes a reduction of the fees of
county officers of nearly 25 per cent, ho
printer's fees are changed as follows: Foi
the delinquent tax list, from 23 cents to
20 cents for land descriptions, and 10 cents
to 8 ceuts for town lots; legal and official
notices from SI to SO cents a square for
firs insertion, and from ."O cents to 30 cents
for each subsequent insertion (A square
of nonpariel tvpe is about ten lines). It
does not affect'the already too low salaries
of county commissioners.
Senator Kimball reported that the com
mittee on the CoflVyville dynamite ex
plosion unanimously asked that the house
recede from the amendment, and that the
senate adopt the report of the conference
committee. The motion prevailed.
By the passage of this report false swear
ing before any legislative investigation
committee is made perjury.
The senate then passed tho following
bills: An act Droviding for the appoint
ment of a special agent of the state of Kan
sas to aid soldiers, sailors or marines, and
the parents, widow or child of any soldier,
sailor or marine of tho late war, residing
in fhn etjitp nf TCnnsns. in the prosecution
nf anv rlnim in Rnv of the departments of
the government of the United States; de
fining his duties and fixing his compensa
tion. The senate this afternoon proceeded to
the third reading of bills, and the following
was passed by a vote of 22 to 18:
An act regulating the sale of real estate
for delinquent taxes, in such counties as
shall adopt the provisions of this act. The
act shall take effect whenever the county
commissioners shall so decide, and thero
.iftor the countv shall purchase the tax
certificates, as follows: "It shall be the
duty of the county treasurer to bid off, in
the name of the county, all lands adver
tized tor sale for taxes for the amount of
charges thereon, and no bids shall be re
ceived by said county treasurer."
Toi'EKA, Kan., Feb. 21. In tho house to
day the conference committee appointed
bv the house aud senate recommended
that the house recede from its position on
the bill governiug the taking of testimony
bv investigating committees. The com
mittee offered an amendment to make ttie
provision that no person should he ex
cused from testifying on the ground that
but .should not be prosecuted except for
perjury, apply only to the Coffeyvillo in
The report was adopted aud the bill
passed as amended.
Dr. Xeeloy's bill giving the railroad
commissioners power to provide joint
rates for connecting railroads aud enforce
the adoption of such rates, was passed. -
The house went into committee of the
whole on Elder's passenger railroad bill
and recommended it for passage. The
most important features of the bill are
that it reduces passenger tariffs from 3 to
21' cents per mile and makes the board of
railroad commissioners elective by ditect
vote of the people.
Topeka, Kan.. Feb. 23. Mr. Carey pre
sented to the house this morning a Imnd
some boquet, sent by the Equal Suffrage
club of Hutchinson. The following note
accompanied the boquet:
"To thr House of Representatives of the State of
"The Equal Suffrage club of Hutchin
son, 120 strong, send greetings and thanks
for the noble act of justice to the women
of Kansas in passing the suffrage bill.
Signed. "MAMIE W. Hoi'K.
Mr. Andrews, chairman of the Coffey
ville dynamite explosion committee, re
signed this mornine on account of sick
ness. Mr. Senn, of Dickinson county, was
appointed in his place. The senate passed
the fees and salary bill this morning. The
bill makes a reduction of about 25 per
cent in salaries of all county officers.
A concurrent re-solution was passed in
the senate this morning to appoint a com
mittee of four from each house to meet
with tho commercial club of Kansas City
and completearrangements for holding the
proposed commercial congress ot western
oo,. tn h lifld in Kansas Citv April 15.
A telegram from Senator Plumb says
that his bill to confirm certain entries
upon the Osage trust and diminished re
serve lands aud for other purposes, has
passed the senate, and has reached the
house and been referred to the public lands
committee. It is geneVally believed it will
be passed. It concerns land iu the couu
ties of Comanche, Barber, Harper, Cow
lev. Chautauqua. Montgomery, Kinsman.
Sedgwick. Butler. Wilson and Ford. An
act of 1872 was thought to allow a man to
make two entries on these lands, but
Cleveland'.- secretary of the interior de
cided thut the second entry was illegal,
and hence many settlers would lose their
hotues and all the improvements, in itso
Mr. Plumb tried to get a bill passed to
confirm the entries, and it went through
the senate all right, but failed in the house
for lack of time to give it consideration
The matter has been pending for five years,
but will probably be settled beforo the
present congress adjourns. The act as it
passed the senate provides, "that inall
cases where second entries have been made
upon said lauds aud the law complied
with as to residence and improvements,
said entries be and the same are hereby
con firmed.' .
The state labor commissioner has com
piled a series of tables showing the condi
tion of various trades unions in Kansas, a
summary of which shows that the average
daily wages of the trades unions proper
was frJ.S, the average number of wee.es
during the vcar in which employment
could usually be obtained was lorry-two
and one-halC and that 7&3 per cent of tne
membership of the reporting unions were
able to obtain work for this leucth of
time. The averago iiumber of men m
each trade represented who were thus
fully employed was seventy-seven, and
thefr yearly earnings was S675.55. In the
case of the railway organizations report
ing, the average daily wages of all was
V2.S3; the time in which work could usual
ly be obtained was fiftj and three-fourths
weeks: tho percentage thus fully employ
ed was 93, and the average number of
members who could obtain work for the
tlonswasl83. The yearly earnings were
It is estimated by Mr. A Longfelt, the
president of the German Society of Topeka,
that Kansas has lost 50,000 in population
by reason of her stringent liquor laws. He
gives a table from official reports showing
that of all the immigrants passing through
Castle Garden in the vears 1675 to 15 1 9
Kansas received 2.25 per cent. The pro
hibitory liquor law was enacted in 1&S0,
and the Kansas proportion of immigrants
for that year was LOS, a decrease of more
than one-half. In 1881 the per cent was
0.93. In 1383 it was 0.76, and in 18S9 it
dropped to 0.68 per cent, Mr. Langfelt
"As nearly one-half of all immigrants
landing at New York have prepaid tickets,
we assume that those coming to this state
come on tickets furnished by their friends
or relatives here; but tnat part qt tne im
migration we were entitled to did not get
hereon account or our proniuiunjr ...
Those with means to buy farms or go into
business preferred other states. There is
a good deal of humbug and nonsense
about tho farmers of Kansas being so
hard up. I am speaking now of practical
farmers, like the Germans, who attend to
their own business and who are not con
tinually running for office and getting up
political prohibition meetings to put some
other follow in office. This class of
thrifty farmers are better off than the
town people. They have full granaries,
cattle, horses and sheep, and their interest
is paid. In Ellis county today the Ger
man and Russian farmers are buying up
the lands around their settlements at 310
per acre, while a short distance away land
cannot be sold for $5 an acre. Tho same
5 tniA nf localities in Barton. Ellsworth
and other counties. If this olass of immi
gration has continued at the same ratio
as before 1880, Kansas would have at least
50,000 more population by foreign immi
Complaint was made to the county at
torney Saturday that the circulation of the
Kansas City Sunday Sun in this city was
a violation of the state law prohibiting the
circulation of indecent and immoral mat
ter. Warrants were at once issued for the
arrest of all parties fouud to be engaged
iu circulating the Sun. When the express
train arrived from Kans.-is City a man
named Campboll from Wameco, who had
been sent here by the proprietors of the
Sun. was seen to take a package of papers
from the express office. He was promptly
arrested and the papers seized, but as no
sales or distribution of the papers had
been made, he was released with the under
standing that the papers should be re
turned or destroyed. The Sun has hereto
fore had a circulation of 2,000 each Suu
dav iu Toneka. and the newsboys mado
themselves very offensive by intercepting
neople on their way to and from church
with cries of "Sunday Sun. All about a
Topeka scandal." The officers aro deter
mined to prevent the sale of the paper, and
to punish offenders to the full extent of
tho law. The city circulator, learning of
the intended move of the legal authorities.
cnnnhiHpd to "ivo un his share in the busi
ness of the paper, and telegraphed the
editors that he would uo longer have any
thing to do with the circulation.
THE A. O. U. W.
JUXCTIOJJ ClTr, Kan., Feb 23. The
Grand lodge, Ancient Order United Work
men, convened in this city today for a
three days' session. Five hundred mem
bers of the order have already arrived,
and everv train ndds to tho crowd, and by
tomorrow there will be fully one thousand
visitors in the city. The city is profusely
decorated with flags, bunting, etc., in
honor of tho occasion. Tuesday afternoon
there will be an excursion to Fort Riley,
where the visitors will bo treated to a
dress p.iradc by the gallaut Seventh
cavalry and the artillery stationed there.
Wednesday evening there will be a grand
ball. Tonight the secrit work of the order
is to be exemplified by a crew from Toneka,
and the past master workman degree con
ferred on all eligible.
SENATOR GORMAN SCORES THE
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.
The Members Denounced for the
Reports Reflecting on Cabinet
Officers and Senators.
The Provision for the Eelief of Oklahoma
Stricken from the Deficiency Bill Tha
Poatal Appropriation Bill Passed.
A Resolution Introduced in the House
Proposing a Constitutional Amend
ment to Curb the Power of the
Speaker of the House and the
President of the Senate.
Meeting of the Nation
al Woman's Coun
Washington, Feb. 2a Among tho
nnnoiM mounted and referred was resolu
tions of the state senate of Texas, favoring
an amendment to the constitution limiting
the tenure of all federal officers to a rea
sonable term of years.
The seuate went into executive session
and confirmed the following nominations:
Surveyors. o customs Emerson Etheridge,
at Memphis, Tenn.; Jonas M. McClelland,
at Sioux City, la., and Charles J. Robb
at Michigan City, Ind. Tho nomination
of Charles Foster to be secretary of the
treasury was laid before the senate and re
ferred in the usual couise to the commit
tee on finance.
After the doors were reopened the senate
proceeded to the consideration of the sun
drv civil appropriation bill.
An amendment permitting the secretary
of the treasury to make temporary ap
pointments of architects, skilled
draughtsmen and civil engineers iu the
office of the supervising architect was the
text of a discussion on the subject of civil
service examinations. It came out in the
discussion that the purpose of the amend
ment was to get rid ot tne requirement, ol
civil service examinations for such em
ployes. Mr. Gorman availed himself of the op
portunity to criticise the civil service coni
missipners for denouncing senators, repre
sentatives and cabinet officers as being
hostile to the civil service law. It was
simply an outrage and a piece of audacity.
Mr. Reagan moved to amend the amend
ment by making it apply permanently in
stead of temporarily.
Mr. Gorman suggested that the civil ser
vice commissioueis should he men of com
mmi wimn :iil sid that the president had
not rebuked the commissioners for their
letter denouncing the uostraaster general.
Mr. Cockreil reminded Mi. Gorman of
tho reprimand which (according to the
Washington Post) the president had given
to the commissioners.
Mr. Gorman informed Mr. Cockreil that
there never had been such an interview,
adding that the president would not dare
sicn3, Legal Conditions, Political Condi
tions, Moral Education and Organization.
Only women led and took part in the dis
cussion of these important subjects.
The meeting three years ago, in the
language of one of the speakers, wa3 the
first attempt -to unify the spirit and
method of the world's organized woman
hood." The meeting was an unqualified
success, and before its close the determi
nation was reached to effect a permanent
organization, and the result was the
founding of a national woman's council.
As it was to consist of a great body of
women, all of them actively engaged in
business and professional pursuits, it was
decided to hold these councils triennially.
Three years having elapsed, the time has
now arrived for the assembling of this
convention. The officers are: Frances E.
Willnrd nro.ciflent: Susan B. Anthony,
vice president at large: Mrs. Lois Thomas
(ex-president of Sorosis), treasurer; Mary
F. Eastman, recording secretary; May
Wright Sowall. corresponding secretary.
No one interest predominates, but a day
is set apart for each, and it is to be consid
ered by such women as are thoroughly
identified with it. Philanthropy, religion,
temperance, education, labor, the political
status of women, the organized work and
life of women, will be represented by those
who have made these subjects a special
study. Only such delegates are recognized
as represent national organizations, as, for
instance, the Woman's Christian Temper
ance union, the Woman's Relief corps, the
Association of Collegiate Alumna?, the
Red Cross society, eta A part of the
work of this council is to encourage a
thorough federation of all woman's so
cieties, first, by an organization in each
town or city of the reprtsentattves of all
individual clubs intojone body; then to
federate idl these representatives into a
state organization; and finally to consol
Uoto nil nf t.tiPSP! state organizations mto a
national body, which shall become auxil
iary and send its delegates to iuis rei,
triennial council. To quote from their
platform: "Wo are strongly in favor of
such a federation, believing that it will
incalculably increase he world's sum
total of womanly courage, efficiency and
esprit du corps; that it will widen our hori
zon, correct tho tendency to an exaggera
ted impression of one's own work com
pared with that of others, and put the
wisdom and experience of each at the ser
vice of all." ,. . ...
The general topic of discussion at the
evening session was women in churches.
Itwju, discussed ty Rev. Mila Frances
Tupper, of Grand Rapids, Mich. I lorence
Balgarnie, of England, a delegate from
the British Women's Temperance associa
tion, and othpr kindred societies, was in
troduced. She said she bore from societies
representing 90,000 English women their
congratulations auu utajcia
TO CURB THE SPEAKER.
WAPHlSGTOX, Feb. 23. In the house
today Representative Scott Wike, of Illi
nois, offered a resolution for reference to
the judiciary committee. The preamble
states that the speaker of the house has
frequently falsified the journal for the
purpose of making tho record show an
apparent quorum, while, in fact, there
was not a quorum as required by the con
stitution; tnat the .speaker had refused to
entertain motions looking to the correc
tion of the journal, and that there .seems
to be uo compulsory restraining power
excepting a majority of the house.
The resolution directs the committee on
jud c to report to the house forthwith
-solution ior uie ucuuu ui tuu-
THE STRIP BOOM.
Arkansas City, Kan., Feb. 23 A
daily paper ot this city said editorially
Thursday that letters had been received
from Congressman Perkins and others
saying the settlers in the Cherokee outlet
could legally hold their homesteads. As a
result thousands have gono in. A cortes
pondent has just returned, bringing infor
mation that every quarter section for
fifteen miles south of the Kansas line is
occupied. At the lowest estimate 10,000
settlors have gone in. A caiload of sup
plies for troops now on the way from Fort
llenoai lived today.
Arkansas City, Kan., Feb. 23 The re
poits sent out Saturday night about the
boon era invading the Cherokee strip were
greatly exageiated, as very few hau up to
that time enteied. The news of their go
ing in, however, begun to spread yester
day, and before night a panic had seized
the people. All night last night wagons
passed through here, and soon after day
light this morning a procession miles long
ciossed the lin Fully five thousand peo
ple are in the strip and more are crossing
the line at every road. West of the Chil
occo school reservation -00 wagons aro
moving in a twenty-llvc-mile circle. As
Ion" as they move they do not violate the
law? Near Willow Springs two houses
went up and tho banks of Chlkaskia river
a-e lined with dugouts. In addition to
peoplo going in, hundreds have been hid-in"-
on the strip for months, and a largo
pej- cent of tho best of the good claims are
taken. The facts have been telegraphed to
Secretary Noble, but no answer hts been
St. Louis, Feb. 23 The grave of Gen.
Sherman in Calvary cemetery was the
center of attraction to thousand of vis
itors yesterday. They came in carriages,
crowded the trains, clung to the straps ot
street cars, while hundreds made their
wav to the city of the dead on foot. All
I had one object in view to gaze upon the
fin il resting place ot tne ueaa nero. r rom
early in the afternoon until nearly sun
down Grand avenue was thronged with
carriages, all intent upon reaching the
mound of fresh earth in Calvary cemetery
where lay all that was mortal of one of
the world's great military geniuses. At
the grave a dense throng stood around the
temporary barrier in respectful silence
Questions wero asked and answered in
subdued tones, a if the presence of "death
pervaded everywhere. Tne graves of the
Suerman family were enclosed temporarily
by a rope forming a circle about ninety
feet in circumference. Within these metes
paced a solitary sentinel, charged with the
duty of preventing intrusive hands from
culling mementoes from the floral decora
tions on the graves.
Acting under instructions of the war
department, Gen. Merritt will have a
truard placed at Gen. Sherman's grave
consisting of twelve privates, three non
commissioned officers, and an officer.
How long they will be kept on guard is
uncertain, but at least until the grave is
enclosed with masonry. All the visiting
military organizations. Grand Army posts,
legislative bodies and other state officers
have departed for their homes.
Ottawa, Kan., Feb. 23. Memorial serv
ices in honor of Gen. Sherman and
Admiral Porter were held Sunday after
noon in the Methodist church under the
auspices of Georce H. Thomas post, Grand
Army of the Republic. The speakers
wero" ex-Governor George T. Anthony,
Judse A. W. Benson, Revs. S. Giltnlan
and j.IcK.nuey. There was a very large
attendance, a'ud the exercises were very
appropriate and interesting.
THE WORLD'S FAIR.
Chicago. Feb. 23. The contractors
grading Jackson park in preparation for
the world's fair resumed work this morn
ing. About 100 men were set to digging
in the trenches, when a mob of about 3.0CM
idlers gathered about aud ordered them
out. 1 he mandate was obeyed with alac
rity. The contractors called for police
protection, and a squad of blueMts soon
appeared on the scene and dispersed tho
moo. t ors was men nauiucu uu u
amendment to the coiibtitution, providing
for a plan for the impeachment auu le
ninvnl from office, with suitable penalties,
or for the trial of either upon indictment
or information in tho courts of the Dis
trict of Columbia or the supreme court of
tin. United State, ol the speaker or pre
siding officer of the house of representa-
THE WEEK IN WALL STREET.
New York, Feb. 23. Henry Clews i
Co.'s weekly financial circular sap:
"The condition of affairs m Wall street
noted in our last weekly advices predispos
ed the market to sympathize quickly witn
anv adverse conditions The past, week
has furnished such conditions, and stocks
have consequently been weakened, pnees
generally showing moderate declines. J. lie
reduction of H per cent in the quarterly
dividend of Chicago. Burlington and
Quincvhada demoralizing effect on the
granger stocks generally, as it strengthen
ed a prevalent doubt about the ability of
that group of roads to maintain their late
rate of dividends. Another unfavorable
svmptom respecting the western roads was
forthcoming in the"" form of an application
for a receiver for the Louisville, New Al
Knnv nnil Ohicarro railroad. The suspen
sion of the American Loan and Trust com
pany, and unfounded rumors aoouii tne
stranding of other minor trust institu
tions have produced an unfavorable im
pression; whilst the continued high rates
for sterling exchange and tho taking out
some tCOO.OOO of gold for export have af
fected the market adversely. The week s
dullness has also been encouraged by the
half holiday on Thursday and by the pros
pect of the holiday of Monday next. None
of these facts alone was of-much impor
tance nor do thev combined amount to
anvthing serious: bht ther weight was suf
ficient to give a delicately balanced mar
ket a downward dtp.
"The principal cause of tho yielding tone
of values is that the market is a waiting
one The 'street" has come to the conclu
sion that there is no chance for any revival
until congress has adjourned, and as that
event will come in less than two weeks
there is a general disposition to wait for
it. The principal question which adjourn
ment was expected to settle has been vir
Miallv disnosed of. It seems to be con
ceded even by the most sanguine partisans
of silver coinage that there is no chance
for accomplishing anything at this session.
Possiblv some forn. of compromise mny
yet be suggested; but the silver leaders
seem to care for nothing short of free coin
age, and its opponents seem equally re
solved not to go beyond the limit of the
existing law. Experienced politicians and
statesmen seem to regard Mr. Cleveland s
silver letter ns postponing all possibility
of further silver legislation for some years
to come, during which time tho craze is
likely to have exhausted itself.
Indeed, already the strength of
the issue is very perceptibly
waning, partly from the grave political
complications which it threatens, partly
rrom the uncompromising hostility of
eastern opinion to any further commit
ment of the nation to tho silver basis, and
partlv from the discovery that the western
and southern pro-silver sentiment if, much
,... corfipinl than it has been supposed
to be. It thus seems that a point has been
reached in this important struggle at
which further apprehension may be In
definitely postponed. This fact has not
yet had an effect upon tho investment
;..i-t nt nil commensurate with its
actual significance, simply because it is
not yet fully or generally apprehended,
and also because there is a disposition to
wait until the defoat becomes a fully ac
complished fact. It seems reasonable to
expert, however, that -o soon as the
completeness of the failure of the silver
faction is fully understood in Europe, a
marked change will come over tho disposi
tion of English and continental investors
towards Amensati securities, and it would
not be surprising should ivo witness hii
important re-purchase of the bonds and
stocks which have been returned here in
such large amouuts during the last five
rhose securities were sent name uriu
CRIMES AND MISHAPS.
A NEWSPAPER WAR CULMINATES
IN A TRAGEDY.
Bloody Street Fight in WhiGh
Two Men are filled and
The Latest Figures of tho iullpd and
Wounded by the Spring Hill Mine
Explosion An Appeal for Help.
The Ohio Biver Rising Bapidly, With
Prospects of Another Disastrous Hood.
Sinking of the Clipper Ship Elisa
beth A Hegro Murderer
Lynched at Petersburg,
Ya. Minor Notes-
ci pally under the pressure and apprcnen-
sum arising i rom u; """"n-' ...."
After that came the very serious distrust
excited among English bankers and in
vwtiirs hv the heemingty formidable
full period in each of the five orgauiza-1 proceeded with without interruption.
111SO kiiuc, III. an.", " -"- J
government that three subordinate ollicers
had insulted through tho public prints one
of the cabinet officers of the government,
and had had the audacity to address their
communication to the president of the
United States. Iu ordinary times they
would have been removed and better men
given their places.
The discussion was still going on when
the hour of G arrived, and the senate took
a recess until S, w heu this consideration ot
the sundry civil appropriation bill will be
The consideration of the sunday civil
appropriation bill was resumed. The
Keagan amendment was defeated. The
amendment making temporary appoint
ment of architects, skilled draughtsmen
and civil engineers in the office of the su
pervising architect, which had ben under
discussion when the recess was taken, was
agreed to without further discussion.
The amendment to pay $1,000 to the
daughters of the late Joseph Henry, sec
retary of the Smithsonian institute, for
valuable services rendered by him was
niri, P.l to.
Referriag to the amendment to strike
from tho item for the National Zoological j
parK tne provision mm. uuc-mwi -...w..iw .,i,
p.iid from the revenue of the Dituctof
Columbia, Mr. Morgan suggested that
congress was zoo enough for the entertain
ment of the people.
The amendment was agreed to.
There being no quorum present, the sen
ate, at 11 p. m., adjourned until tomorrow.
"Washington, Feb. 23. The Democrats
made no demand for the reading of the
journal in full this morning, and it was
approved without objection.
Mr. Perkins, of Kansas, presented and
the house adopted, the conference report
on the bill amending the act for the allot
ment of land in severalty to Indians.
The honse then went into committee of
the whole (notwithstanding the antagon
ism of the members of the committee on
the Dietric- of Columbia) on the deficiency
appropriation bill, with Mr. Payson, of
Illinois, in the chair.
On a point of order, raised by Mr.
Clements, of Georgia, the clause appro
priating 50.000 for the relief of the citizens
of Oklanoma was stricken from the bilL
Without disposing of the bill the com
The postofflce appropriation bill was
passed, and the house took a recess till S
o'clock, the evening sessiou to be for the
consideration ot the immigration bilL
The consideration of the bill having been
completed it was reported to the house,
the previous question was ordered, and
the house at 10 o'clock adjourned.
THE WOMAN'S NATIONAL COUNCIL.
Washington, Feb. ia. ine teature ot
the morning's session of the first triennial
council of the women of the United States
was the address of Miss Frances E. Will
ard, the president of the council. Al
baugh's opera house was fhlod in every
part bv a "highly enthusiastic audience,
which was largely composed of representa
tive women from all parts of the country.
On the sta,;e. which wjs eilectively decor
ated with flowers and tropical pUuts, were
seated Susan B. Anthony. Mrs, Julia ard
Howe, Mrs. J. E51m Foster, Mrs. May
Wright Sewail, Rev. Anna Shw, Mrs.
Zeralda Wallace, aud many others who
have been prominently identified with the
cause of women.
L'he aims and objects of the present con
vention may be briefly s-Jtei as follows:
Three years ago, Mwrcb 25. IsSS, an inter
national council of women wai held in
Washington, continuing ope week. Is
was the nrst meeting of the kind, and at
tracted wide attentroa. The convention
was under the .supervision of tht National
Woman Suffrage association, although
having no coauectiou whatever with that
organization Daring its sessions the
council was addressed by nearly 100 wo
men from seven diaereat countries and
representing fifty-three national svcioties.
Trie topics discussed were included 'under
nine drfferent heads: Education, Pfcilan-
lthropy, Temperance. iBaosines, rroiea-
! i t,.,t fhic rnmitrv mlctlt 1 irfCVO-
tives or tne presiuem. or uresiuiuu unite, i c-u.im v. .' - j ," . .. . :i...
of the senate who shall wilfully falsify, cably committed to , an .us.vely
alter or change, cause or order the same to Iwm. and that fear iia.s n0 )-""
be done, the journal proceedings, either by largely prevented London from aki, g
counting or intering therein as present, or back the securities i return dun dertfu.
cause the same to be done, the name or apprehension of Pc .'-'"" "A Ct.
names of any member or members who j doubt f.il.w hat wil be t
shall not in fact be present at the time for disti tist is dispelled by t heMSnal iiPfta. ot
the rnirpow of making a quorum or other- the silver schemes I wntrabt Hn tlie
r ...... i f-.... a-7 ,irin,r r,i rvru u ill , ix-iuio ....
ur iur u i ouii t.v j..... .-",' "- : , , .
i.iikB ni Ar"(.nLine unjutkn .m
wise, or by any other means,
other purpose whatever.
SUPREME COURT RULES.
Washington, Feb. 2'. An important
change in its rules which the United States
supreme court made before adjourning for
February is attracting a great deal of at
tentio . from the lawyers throughout the
country, and some of them seem to be in
doubt iis to its purpose. The effect of the
modification of the rules made by the
pniirtKtnfnmiiel the docketing of each
case brought before it within thirty days
from the time tl'e appeal is tah.cn rrom
the decision of the lower court. All ap
peals, writs of error an citations must be
made returnable to the supreme court by
the lower court within this period
of thirty divs unless for some
reason a special order is made in
..,. O'li, zVir.Ti.-w in flu, ruins i
auy i;.i.--c. -i-mo vu...., .. - . ,.n whir!
of equal fore, whether th- court is in ses-1 "".
sion or iu vacation, and unle-s cases with ")' f W
-.1 - ...wl....,.,!.-! r.rrc CITlltluH?
many owier uc uuuw... ;f
iintm-Mimite. American securitus will
COLUMBCS, O., Fob. 23. As tho result of "
a bitter newspaper war between the Sun
day Capital ard the Sunday World, a hor
rib e tragedv occurred on the main thor
oughfare shortly nfter I o'clock this after
noon. W. J. Elliott, proprietor of tho
Sunday Capital, met A L. Osborne, of tha
World, and immediately opaned tire. Th
street was tilled with people viowiuc; tha
Washington birthday parade. 0borne
started to run, followed by Elliott and hi
brother Thev entered u hat stora, whero
a pc-rfect fusillade took place. Osborne
was shot through tho head nnd instantly
killed. The lato steward of the imbecile
asylum. Hughes, a bystander, vms-shot
in the right eye and instantly killed. A
voting man named Sullivan wa nhot in
the arm, and an unknown perou Irecoivrd
a bullet through tho leg. Perry Elliott,
brother of thu proprietor of the CapiUl,
was slightly injured Iu tho head, lht
Elliotts wpre arrested.
The excitement incident to today's trage
dv continues.and tho situation looks thrtMt
euuig. Largo crowda continue to hover
about tho scene of tho tragedy. . .1.
Elliott and Ms nrotner are neiu an mu
prison, aud owing to the threats which
have been openly made, the police author
ities have taken extra precautions to jire
vent ku outbreak of mob violence. Tha
prison doors have been eecureiy fastened,
and only officers having- business in tha
prison are allowed to go back and forth.
The bodies of Osbornn and W. Iu
Hughes, tho innocent spectator, were re
moved to tho coroner'ti ofllce Among tho
wounded spectators were John H. Hee.e.
government statistical agent. !hot through
tho left leg, not serious; E. V. Sullivan,
book-keoiM'.r, shot through the arm; IL E.
Gardner, Danville. O , -shot through the
aukle; W. IL Schneider, atrupk in tha
bosom by n spent ball, W J Elliott, ono
of tha men under arrest, slight scratches
from two bullets.
The tragedy, as beforo stated, was th
result of a newspaper war. Two weeks
ago thu World made charges against Elli
ott's family, insinuating that a female rel
ative of Elliott's watt unchaste Elliott re
taliated on tho follow mg Jsunday with a
four-column article, charging F. W. lev
ering, editor of the World, with being tho
joint proprietor or u uslguatfon hotio.
being associated with a woman uid
Lou Burton in the disreputable bunine.
Levering is an assistant htatu insurance
inspector, and prominent iu politics. The
charge, therefore, created a profound
sensation. Tho chancer against levering
also implicated Claude Meaker IvoriiiK
and his citv editor. Mr. O-dwrne, retalluud
3eterdny with a ttcn&ational article ohnrc
lng Elliott with nearly all the orinios iu
11. L. Hughe, the innocent victim, wn
a highly respected rltlxeu and formerly
the steward ot tlie linutcue oayium. nc
wiih standing on the pavement watching
stand out as the most secure ami remuner-
,.t,v of pxtprnal investment, ami me ue
i rr-1 iu.m mAv lif. exnectcd to revive !
i:..,.i Mnrimwr. -it the nrcsent 1 t ho formation of the parade.
..vtrwnf nri'ces. the London soeculutivn j Hott was shot in the bnck and arm and
11.. c . 1. -. 1 . rx .( .. 1 sw . r r wrii nnnii
interests associate! osppciauv mm aiuci- i una n iriK""" " "" wv --.
I ican stocks arc not likely to e s:ow io i-h ( i ne pnysici.ioa ew jci. ,..... ...,-....
roura" operations in them the more so mine now utioiu n wonmw m . .
as theVcUnt east in the London money Elliott wa atono time supervisor of print-
,..' ..,1.1 .,iii tn fnvnrnble re- intr nnd has taken .inactive part in poll-
TT, I.T-W..I. .1 I) LI IU UJUU i.w ....- ...j. ,
1IM..H.. -' , - TF- 1 - .. .....l frtn.i.1 rtT I TttnriMf
wta ri., ! .1 i.i njia.&i L. luu.. v.. ........
"Thursday's statement of the Hank o.
England was better than expected. Al
though witl.111 the week the bank has paid
.! million of the three millions ster
lingborrowptlfrc.nl the Bank of trance,
vet its specif diclinod only KHO.0O0. anil
ho change was made in the rate of dis-
btewart Paracll, the deposed irUb loader.
which had oeen expecieu w m ju.
r cent A London tiispjtcn
the records are docketed within the pre- - : t, cf t,H. BBnIlK. This
scribed thirty days they will be dismissed. . lendency to ease the financial
rf . !.... 1 ....ll ..... t. f ).
Heretofore many montns mistm. intervene , -. . tn th n(i ii ,,,nri! u the
between one appeal and its docketing on of n,0ney.' This opinion seems I thouali
the record- of the court, advantage being '," irith th f.cnorai exportation 2 ! Ipi
tat-on nf this nnvilece in cases where the i v ,.,. , , ,,, ,tr iim u lut ' into the
i i fii iiu'in nitPiJi: linn t m - - ,
principal object of the appeal was to delay
,. finnl decision The attention of the court
was directed to this state of affairs by the
proceedings in the Jugino electrocution
case, and it was for the special purpose of
meeting the habeas corpus case that the
new rule was framed, but it was made
general and will aflect all cases before the
court. It is thought probable that the
rule will to some extent reduce the long
calendar of cases before the court.
Washington, Feb. 23 Washington's,
birthday was appropriately celebrated
here today by a parade of civic and mili
tary onphizations. which passed in review
before President Harrison. All the execu
tive departments were closed, and after 1J
o'clock business was generally suspended.
DOWN WITH THE SHIP.
San Fp.ancisco. CnL, Feb. ua The loss
of life by the wrecking of the clipper ship
Elizabeth off Northhead, Saturday night,
is now estimated at nineteen, including
Capt. Henry of the local life saving serv
ice. Eleven persons, including the wnfe
and children of Capt, Colcord of the Eliz
abeth who was lost, were saved. Charles
Hnr.i.ir fit-st nit of the wrecked ship.
who, with four others, succeeded in float
ing ashore yesterdaj, says that after too
fnmilr fad been niaceu sooaiu
the tug Reliance Saturday evening, every
effort was redoubled to save the ship from
impending doom. Capt. Colcord, sayp the
mate, was badly hurt during tne aiter
noonby being throws, against a capstan,
and was unable to more except with great
nam- hut K heroically refused to be sent
horoand protested that he desired to
stay by tne &alp.
A STATUE OF WASHINGTON.
Pl7T53Ci:G, Pa., Feb 23 The observ
ance of Washington's birthday was more
general here today tban ever before. In
the morning an equestrian statue of
Washington, erected by the United Order
cf American Mechanics, was unveiled in
A-ll-ghsuv park m the presence of at least
10.0UO people. The statue cost ?10,000. and
wis paid for br subscriptions by mechan
ics .n all sections of the country. In the
afternoon the organization gave a street
demonstration. In which council from
almost errry part of the ?tate took part.
Tn- number of men in line wa3 estimated
at 35,0). It was the largest proctss'.on
seen here for years, and .occupi-d nearly
three hoars in passing a given point.
-t -., ti. l.nV-s h.ivphist tienrlv a.000.- ! donee show the'
. :r.,.. ti. w.t nn ihur f xchanes either lmlanc- No Cor. iti
..u.i.':., ,, niwlMnn.OOOthruiiifh alone No 2 r.ry ltula dams
:';..., "f'ViH Whilst .. their transactions ! explosion. The uoatli iu that
tjijfyn. v.. --. " - , ,. . , - ..TnmtW.ri bv alter Ua
with tne interior iuey ue bwuw
THE SPRING HILL EXPLOSION.
One Hundred and Twenty Bodioa Taken
from the Shaft.
5t.ntvr. TTtl.1. MINES. N. f . Feb. 13. At
midnight uioety four bodhw had bon re
moved and the wtl iiunilwr of dead. It W
t. will reach 13". Chin inspector
arrited eriay and wnot down
mill. IlesrtHl.su laraaioe en-
explirtUm ocenrpjU oa
fnl uy un
mp. i nen
were plenty of voluutern to March for th
bodies. Men who cme a npcUiUir di
vested thennelvM of tbHr coat awl wont
, t ,.. ri.-ii ttl thoir fellow minora. Many
1 ghastly scn"i "" to hwn, bath on ttm
surface aim in m
mine. faiferl of tho
EXPERIMENTS WITH OATS.
Champaign. 111., Feb. 23 -Bulletin No.
VI of tLe University of Illinois aKricul-
tiir.ii f nrrimL'iit. sMtiuu, t w -v.... . r. ....... -.. . ., .. .. . .
suite iu field experiments with oU. which ' bodies wwe so mutiuicu tnat ic.j wrrn
-"tJ.i. !fr.tin. and instructive The i Dlnrrd in basr and brought yp Tfa ex-
larest yield of .rain w a, produced from , PJJJFJ fffi
continent. Of the dd, Vif w"
married men who leave 1st children an
sowinu two and one-hall huneis or bou
in lw!5 and 1HJ, una irom uiree aau one
kk l,. liM The Hxerace yield wan
slightly latter when three and one-half
bushels of seed were sown to the acre. In j The mayor of . Jr
island ItSa, a medium lce. and in 18t public addrr. In
a fnirly compact ed bed K th& t i wW ,w ntc'mmrrio
,-...,,1 rrv comoact and a very looe t relief of to widow
The mayor of J-prtw; nm r.as iwa
wntett ne av tnat. it
raiv JTO.O.O for tho
r.nlts. a verv compact and a very loce i rriiei o mm ''-"7. "7, ""r" ,ri "
swsl bed have uniformly fiiven the poort ' miners who were khhxi in lar wnotx
r, It- The unploweif liwl save Jh m plooo Tfe mWrw iwd ppl lt U,
Utter resiriu. thn the plowed The tlim a!Ici'wDd Mw in Canada and the
.f u.tni. r hiH li(i a more marked inSu- i United .State ....
I,-.. .-. ... ... na . , ., ft .. K tSWXff rtf
the vlrtioM of the bum Mpunton n1
SUMMONED TO ROME.
ROME, Feb. 23. Italie announces that
rfc. nor? has summoned Cardinal Gibbons
to the Vaucaa for a conference on church j
encitioas in tcs umia state.
ence on the yield than any otb-r condition
Sowings prior to A prill have given de
cidedly the best re?.uius. The depth of
sowing giving the best results ban varied
from one to four iucn&a No advantage
has been found in sowing spring wheat
wrh oats, either in the total ctuaotityof
gram prwinced or tn the quality. Tbov
varieties cootainiug the higher percent of
kernel in the sad sown contained tbe
higher average jer cent of kernel in the
crop, hot did not yield so well as tho
containing a less per cent of kernet The
earlier ripening rarU yielded the raot
gram aud the least straw and costalaed
the least per cent of krneL
TYO SETS OF OFFICERS.
GUTH2I2. Ok.. Feb. 23. A rather annoy
inr oftfcstion cas hea rsiw
-i. .i-ini. nt i ar! rre'iii' rit.i a?
SKr-XE r jsa S-.ST2J &X &? S;n3? 3
eiectea men couriew .-' - - -. -
officer, the book and peen belonging W M"1" -. ... t lb,
th.. rrv-tTi- CCMintr OBIOSIa. iar, ot ...,.,.. -"--------,
frfirjsr i v .irnn ii iru;
refused, the doon. Uxtea and t be papers
placed m the vault. The nw men etfected
:,n i-nrmrws- to tb TVtl OtSCZS K&C the
conseonenre is that Logn coccty ha two J
set- of cocnty omeate- "-" "
trouble as yet-
A USELESS SACHIFICE,
CH'CAOO. Feb. 25. r Knight D.tfcr-
-on "upon wbo&e hedj a fxt Wjtiare ui
bVIb taken from the arm of his brother
km-'hw of Bernard commander?,
Knfghts TempUr.ws grafted tare weeij
a"0 difcd at Emercy ho-Dital this af tsr-
properly attached; bet the paUent rjtftl
iW -tra erha&sted. and he graditalbr lost
1 vutsztn ustil the end came, ta 20lL
ot-en carrifd on throuxb&Bt the day nvt
Mccef ally, A revJulon of the ltet wfaowu
the sumbrr or th deal to be lttf. Of
theo Sfty fonr wer narrltl men. forty
of tJu-m Mngle ma. nod twntj-fiT boyr.
Ildrttive are arrirlag. claiming tbU
eul nd Uklag thesi away. TliT!ar
now 101 orphan n th lU Soocrir
tioas ta the relief are Rowing In. T6j
fnnraln brgan tJ' aftmon A larci
gang of nn Are boMly twployrd ia
diglns gravi iu the eenvsiTT. AH thi
EUg in th" town are at hMlf-awt. All of
the dad will b- buried in rparat graft.
which w!j1 ltvdNitinctly marked.
Toi afurroon hjti bodies vton rtcor,
erwL Tn make thr nsailT rrcrewl
1(. and th nonibr unrtcowTrd ixtws.
con' IsoaWT ccceat-
It wa ihoofct h bxd
ont txm aiurrsooo.
Twelve of th dear! were beried Usi af
ternoon. Tbfe alteraooo brku hcrtd
Frenchman o&taid Oliver Daprc ttofc
from the worgoe tbe body of bU ded a,
James, who was kllii la ho. I tap-c IIl
other UUie hT a out W ar
rowful father, ntippvi on theicndtrttcit
hiihed ith ich iartv that Lis wm
InataoUy killed. A coroner's jory w a
wsaeUcl d decii Jato thi mia5 l
7-m o'ekwi: ihi morning to examine it.
I Not -of an WBO cau poyio7
uhAtotcHtbeUl. Fifty sf the devi
1 were buried tdj.
ttcatjffi- x t ?
. k. n'jr -v .