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Washington,Feb. 7.^A joint resolu-^tton proposing an amendment to the con^^stitution declared the right to vote shall^not he shrined by the I'nlted States or any^state on account of sex was favorably re^^ported to-day by Senator Blair tnun the^select committee ou woman's suffrage.^The report recommending the adoption of^the resolution after reviewing the history^of the woman suffrage movement and mak^^ing some comments upon the denial of the^right of suffrage to woman as an Injustice^equal to that of negro slavery, concludes as^follows: ^Inless thin government shall^be made and preserved truly republican In^form by the enfranchisement of woman,^the great reforms which her ballot would^accomplish mav never be. The dc moral l-
atlonand disintegretatlon now proceeding^in the body politic are not likely^soon to be arrested. The corruption of^male suffaave Is already well nigh a fatal^disease. A republican form of government
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Theballot Is withheld from woman U'eauae^inep are not willing to part with on-' half^the sovereign power. There Is no other^cause for the continued perpetuation of
hisunnatural tyranny. Enfranchise wo^^man or this republic will steadily advance^to the same destruction, the same lguoble^and tragic catastrophe which has engulfed^all male republics of history. Lei us es^^tablish a republic in which both men and^women shall be tree Indeed, Uien shall the^republic be perpetual.^ The minority re^^port, adverse to the adoption of the resolu^^tion, will he reported hereafter.
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Washington,Feb. 7.^Kdmunds' Pana^^ma resolution was recommitted to the^house committee on foreign affairs upon a^request made by a member that he be al^lowed to present a minority report The^report ts outspoken In opposition to the^resolution. The opposition to the resolu^tlon, which was confined to Russell, of^Massachusetts, when the resolution was^first ordered favorably reported, Is grow^^ing more pronounced. Norwood Mia.),^who prepared the minority report above^referred, and other members of the com^mlttee, are showing signs of a change. The^committee was obliged Ui adjourn thi^^morning without allowing an expression of^opinion: therefore it is not decided whether^the minority will be permitted to file a re^^port.
Amember of the committee said to day^that the opposition to Edmunds resolution^would be based, in his opinion, upon a^wrong view of the matter. The opponents^of the resolution, as they have expressed^themselves, place their opposition upon^two things: First, that the Monroe doc-^rlne was never Intended to apply to such^Dterprlses as the canal and could not^m' fairly so construed; second, that the^resolution lu effect denounced an eoter*^prise that was failing, and that such an ex^^pression of sentiment would deter the in^vestment of capital on the American con^^tinent. Some years ago government of-^lals asked France what the Intended in^regard to the canal snd the French minis^ter to the I'nlted State*, under Instructions,^gave the strongest posnihie assurance, both^oral and written, that the French govern^^ment would never take an Interest In It;^that It should always remain a private en^^terprise. Now, however, with a party in^the French chamber of deputies openly de^^claring In favor of the government assum^^ing control of the canal, this country ought^to express Itself. The majority of the^committee will still recommend the pas^^sage of the resolution.
Amendmentsto ths Nsvsl Bill^Washington, Feb. 7.^ Senator Chand^ler to-day introduced his proposed amend^^ment to the naval appropriation bill, au^^thorizing the construction by contract of^two harbor rams of steel, to cost without^armament not exceeding 91,501),(XK) each,^and of fifteen gunboats or cruisers, each^not toexcetnt 1,700 tons in displacement, to^cost 9600,000 each. It appropriates 95.000,-^000 to begin the construction of the vessels^and 93,00U,^KX^ for the armament
SenatorDaniel Unlay Introduced, as an^amendment to the naval appropriation bill,^a measure authoilzlng the president to ap^^point a board of navaT officers to select and^report upon the five best obtainable sites^in the I nit. ^i Slates for the fabrication of^guns and armor plate and other material^of Iron or st^ el for the use of the navy.^One of those sites Is to be located in the^middle or eastern states, one In Virginia,^one on the t.ulf coast one on the great^lakes and one on Uie Pacific coast
Wahhinuton,Feb. 7.^The house com^^mittee on foreign affairs to day agreed that^the object sought to be attained by the^passage of the Three Americas Kxposltion^bill would be promoted by the attachment^of an amendment to the sundry civil ap^^propriation bill appropriating 925,000 to de^^fray the expenses of sending agents to^other American nations to secure their^participation in the exposition. The amend^^ment will he offered at ttie proper time.
Thesenate committer on military affairs^to-day ordered a favorable report upon the^proposition to present Mrs. Irene Hin ker^Sheridan 950,000 In token of the country's^appreciation of the services rendered by^her husband, Geo. I'hu II. suendan. This^is to be urged lu lieu of a pension.
Thejoint congressional committee Inves^^tigating the construction of the Washing^^ton aqueduct tunnel hare about concluded^to order the entire lining of the tunnel re^placed and charge the c^^st to the contrac^tors. The estimated cost of this Is 9200,^000
PresidentCleveland gave a stat dinner to^the justices of the supreme court this even^^ing.
Th Admission Bill.^Washington, Feb. 7.^The conferees on^the Dakota, Montana and New Mexico ad^mission bill were in session a short time^this morning and decided to report to the^two houses they could not agree.
auditorand treasurer of the t'nlted States^had permitted their names to be used by a^firm of Wasblngtuu claim agents, as shown^by a circular read yesterday, lie sent to^the clerk's desk and had read another^Washington claim agency circular, offer^^ing to obtain special acts for the benefit of^persons having claims for peuslous. This^circular, he said, was simply an attempt to^get a fee of 910 without the possibility of^reiidetlug any equivalent Cockrell pro^ceeded to give some other instances of dis^^honest attempts on the part of Washington^i-lsims agents, and declared there never^bad been such an Imposition practiced on^any class as had been practiced^on the soldiers of the late war^and their widows and orphans.^Me attributed much of the success of the^claim agents to the fact that the govern^^ment officials did not adjust the aocouuts,^and hunt up and pay the claimants, but on^the contrary, suppreseiHl and concealed the^facts. At ti e close of Cockrell's remarks^the resolution went over till to-morrow^without action.
Thehouse amendment to the senate bill^aa to cutting timber on Indian lands was^concurred In. The senate thea resumed^the consideration of the legislative appro^^priation bill, the peuding question being on^llawley's ao end men t to give an additional^clerk of class three to the civil service^commission. Chandler hoped one of the^first acts of the new administration would^be to get rid aj the disrepu^table and Incompetent postal clerks^appointed since March, 1HH5. Allison^expressed the belief that the civil service^law, aa long as It remained on the statute^book, would be fairly carried out lie con^^tended, however, that its extension to the^postal mall clerks last December was not^an extension by the commission Itself, for^the commission was practically not a com^^mission since October lass. One of its^no intters was confirmed as commissioner^of Indian affairs, while another of its mem^^bers had paid no attention to It since then.^He thought the new administration should^be allowed to make the rules for the exten^sion of the law to the postal mall clerks.^Teller defended the last admtnlMjatton In^regard to the fidelity with which It had ex^^ecuted the civil service law. (iorman re^^plied to Allison, and argued If there was^no civil service commission now. the fault^was not with the president nor witli the^ueiuocratie party, but with the^republican majority In the senate,^which would not allow the offices to he^'Hied, hut acted on the pilnciple that when^there was to be a change of administration^the wheels of government must be stopped^and the offices not be permitted to be tilled.^Hoar approved the extension by Mr. Cleve^^land of the civil (service law to the postal^mall clerks, whether that extension came^late or early. After further discussion the^amendment was agreed to. Another long^discussion took place sh to whether the^board of pension appeals fixed In the bill at^three members should be lucreastnl to six.^The change was made and the bill went^over until to-morrow. Adjourned.
Thecommittee on public lands reported^back the senate bill providing that agricul^^tural public lands subject to private entry,^shall be dlspoi^visions of the
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Wahiiinoton,Feb. 7.^In the senate the^conference report on the bill to Incorporate^the Maratime Canal company of Nicaragua^was presented by Sherman and ageed to,^The bill now goes to the president for his^approval. The committee on woman's^suffrage reported back favorably a joint^resolution proposing a constitutional^amendment to prohibit the denial or^abridgement of the right to vote by the^t 'nlted Htates or by any state on account of^sex. A minority report will be made.
Thecommittee on military affairs re^^ported a substitute for the house hill to re^^move the charge of desertion from soldiers^of the late war and the Mexlran war where^such soldiers afterwards served faithfully^till the expiration of their enlistment The^senate bill to suspend the operation of the^section of the revised statutes In relation to^the Ouano Islands (for five years from the^IHth of April, ism*; passed.
Cockrellexpressed regret that the fourth
TheConsul-General to Samoa Differs^With Bayard and is Retired^to Private Life.
TheDeposed Official Shows How His^Recent Testimony Before a Sen^^ate Committed Displeased^the Secretory of State.
sedof according to the pro^e homestead laws only. An^amendment was adopted repealing the^ctiniiiutation clause of the homestesd law.^Weaver. Iowa, showed a disposition to ob^Ject to Immediate consideration, because It^did not lu set terms repeal the desert land^aud timber culture laws, liolman gave^assurance If any ambiguity existed it oould^be removed irrronference. An amendment^was adopted allowing persons who have^abandoned or rellnqulahed homestead en^^tries to make another entry. The bill^passed and the house went Into committee^of the whole on the army appropriation^bill
Uponthe suggestion that proper pro^vision had already been made for the l)en^ver post n the sundry civil appropriation^bill, the appropriation of 9100,000 for the^continuance of work on the new military^post at Denver was stricken out An^amendment was adopted appropriating^924 600 to complete the water supply sys^tern at Fort l^ A. Kussel], Wyoming terri^^tory. Randall raised a point of order^against the clause appropriating 9500,000^for the purchase of movable submarine^torpedoes, and pending a decision of the^point the committee rose and the house ad^^journed.
AnothsrAccount Concsrnlng the Mannar In^Which Prlnca Rudolph Mat His Daath.
Viknna,Feb. 7. -The following Is an^^other account of the circumstances attend^^ing the death of Crown I'rlnce Uudolph:^Hudolph had courted Baroness Marie Vet-^sera for four months. The Hanson, It Is^stated, was encouraged by Countess Wal-^lersee Jjorlscb, niece of the empress.^Marie, who was of a romantic disposition^and nervous temperament, was devoted to^Kudolph. On Jan. 2K the pair started for^Meyerltng, where they passed the next day^together. On the morning of Jan. So the^two were found dead in bed. Marie had^been shot through the forehead and Ku^dolph was also shot as already described.^It wss evident the two had resolved to die^together. The coverlet was strewn with^(lowers. The body of Marie was secretly^taken to a cottage and thence removed for^interment The Vetserafamily left Vienna^on Saturday for Venice.^QIjONImin, Feb. 7 ^A dispatch from Home^to the Dally News In relation to the late^Crown I'm nee Rudolph says: ^^ I he first^telegram arrived at the Vatican simply an^mm need the death of Uudolph. To this^telegram the pope himself wrote a reply,^an act that was especially noteworthy, the^pope im ing hardly able to hold a pen. On^the following day a long telegram told how^Hudolph had agreed to decide a quarrel by^a duel with dice, and how he had lost and^how la compliance with the terms of the^contract he had taken his own life. His^holiness immediately summoned a conclave^of the cardinals. After a long discussion^It was decided that only one deranued^could have eutered Into such a duel. 11 i-^decision arrived at permlssl**n to bury the^dead prince with religious rttee was^granted.
KmperorFrancis Joseph received this^with the deepest gratitude, and sent a dis^^patch in reply, saying his holiness had^spared him the greatest grief.
AChlnass 8tora at Phiiiptbur* Raided and Ona^of ths Inmatss Fatally Bhot
rHiMi'HHtmo,Feb. 7. ^ [Special to the^Independent.|-Last night fltffc opp, a^deputy sheriff, accompanied by F. It Fred^gill, raided the store of Him I*ee In search^of opium fiends. The store was first entered^by Fredgill with a drawn pistol, arousing^the Chinese to anger. No warrant having^been Issued they resisted Fredgill with^knives. He opened fire on them, when^Opp entered snd fired Into the crowd. Tom^I'o was shot In the head and died Instantly:^Him Lee In the thigh and AI J*ee In the^right limb. A coroner's Imjusst was held^this morning and a verdict rendered ac^^cording to the above facts. Opp and Fred^^gill gave themselves up to the authorities^and an Investigation will be held be^^fore Justice Allison. Considerable feeling^has been manlfestod, many siding with the^Chinese and others favoring the action of^the officers-
HisMothar.ln-Lew^St. Lot i-, Keb. 7. - HenryjDieckmenn, a^prominent member of the Merchant's ex^^change, has skipped to Canada, leaving a^shortage of IW.OOO. The flight was^brought about by the Instituting of a suit^for 180,000 brought against Dleckmann by^his mother-in-law, Mrs. Wilhelm Minor^Myer, for whom he has been acting as^trusle*.
Witha Bulla! In His^Kt^ HMoffD, Va . Feb. 7 ^ Captain Jamis^K Waller, secretary to Gov. Lee, was^found dead In his office at the state capltol^this morning with a bullet In his head and^a revolver by his side. .No cause for the^deed is knows.
Washington,Feb. 7.^This morning^Harold M. Sewall, consul general to the^Samoau Islands, received notification from^the state department that his resignation^would be acceptable on the ground that his^views were not In harmony with those of^the administration.
AnAssociated Press reporter called this^afternoon upon Sewall and asked for a^statement of Uie reasons given bv the state^department in HsTrequest that h'e should^tender his resignation as consul general at^Samoa. Mr. Sewall In reply said: ^The^reason given In the letbr asking my res^ignatton Is the disagreement of my ex^tressed views with the views entertained^^y the state department in regard to Sa-^moan affairs. This refers, 1 suppose, to^the testimony I have given before the sen^^ate committee on foreign relations, and^which has not yet been published. No^disapproval of my couductln Samoa as^consul general has even been expressed by^the state department, so far as 1 know.^Last Thursday I was discharged^by the committee, and affairs In Samoa be-^Ing in a most critical condition, 1 Immedi^^ately made arrangements to return there.^No intimation was given that 1 should not^be showed to do ho until within a few^hours before my Intended departure, when^1 was notified to remain here. The pur^^pose was obvious. My services were need^ed immediately If at all. Another steamer^would not sail until March, and it was the^evident Intention to detain me until alter^the incoming of the next administration,^upon w inch, as is known, 1 have not the^slightest claim to political recognition.^No,^ continued Sewell, ^I did not there^upon tender my resignation. 1 had done^nothing wrong; 1 had too much respect for^llayardto assume that 1 had offended him^by my testimony before the committer,^ltesides, 1 was under oath to tell all I^knew of Samoau affairs and to withhold^nothing. The views 1 expressed on the^situation and the remedy necessary were^given at the request of the commute. It^was not for me to consider whether thope^views screed with hayard's or not i do^not know, however, that my views coincid^^ed with all Americans who have given the^matter any thought, the state department^excepted, for which I can not speak ^^What are those views, Mr. Sewall ^^^1 believe,^ said Sewall with delibera^^tion, ^that the deposition of Matietoa waa^determined upon before the conference of^the three powers began, and that it was the^i .em.an tutentlan to carry out the policy It^had decided upon regardless of that con^^ference. The purpose of Heruiany Is to so^cure control of Samoa in defiance of the^solemn and repeated assurances It has^given our government Furthermore, 1 be^^lieve that Lord Salisbury Is a party to this^scheme, and that the movement against Sa^^moa is only the precursor of an Anglo-^Iterman attempt to secure supremacy In^Hawaiian islands/'
Whatin your opinion, will be the^effect of the dispatch of American ships of^war to protect our Interests In Samoa r
*Iconcur with Mr. Hates, our late com^^missioner to Samoa, in his published opin^^ion, that Admiral Klmberly can ac^^complish nothing under his In^^structions from the state department,^Itayard expects Admiral Klmberly to suc^^ceed In doing by protest what he has been^trying without success to do, for a year.^Does Itayard suppose the protest will turn^(iermanyfiom the course she has beeu^steadily pursuing F 1 believe, with Seen*^tary Whitney, that a definite policy should^'^^^ adopted In Samoa. To send our ships^there with only their present instructions,^ts simply to nut I'd their officers to humil^^iation; or, as Secretary Whitney insi*^*^polite term out of respect, I suppose, to^Itayard) terms it, 'Irritating conditions,'^from which their self respect makes them^revolt Hut Secretary Itayard cannot puu-^Ish Secretary Whitney or Mr. Hales; I am^the weakest and am therefore singled out^for the sacrifice.
Sewallsaid that whatever his persons!^opinion of the attitude of Itayard on^Samoan affairs might be, he had during his^entire term of service loyally and implicit^^ly followed the secretary's instructions,^notwithstsndlng a false and humiliating^position, lu reply to an Inquiry as to^whether Gorman aggression had been^going on for so long a time,^Sewall said the recent news from^Ssmoa, which had so arroused the country^was only a repetition of what had happened^before. ^Why.^ said he, ^a great stir hss^been made by the anuotincemi nt that mar^tlal law had been declared by (iermauy in^Apia; but this Is not the first time tie-1,. r^man consul has declared martial law In^force. German sentries, even before the^Americans had been deprived of their right^to a joint vote In the government oC the^town, had heei, commanded to shoot until^dead a man not answering a challenge, and^a notice giving warning ^ f this was posted^In German script The only American^banner was torn down by the Germans and^trampled on. When war was declared^against Malletoa Apia was occupied^without notice to the Atnericans. A^leading American merchant, standing^on his own land, was knocked^down bv German sailors who, on his return^to the ship, was imprisoned for not having^bayoneted the man. I myself was stopped^on ihe highway of Apia, even before war^had been declared, and an officer whose^command had taken possession of that part^of town threatened f would be shot if 1^proceeded. German sentries were posted^around my consulate at night. It is for^testifying to these facts, I presume, that^my resignation was asked. Is it not natu^^ral that I should differ with Mr. Bayard In^a policy. If such it can 1m* called, which^permits these things to be done V
Weremy only regret,^ said Sewall,^^the loss of prestige in thel'sclnc by our^submission to German aggression the meas^^ure of my humiliating exprlence, I would^patiently await the publication of my tea^tim ii j, certain of the results of an aroused^and Intelligent public opinion. Itut to my^lasting chagrin and sorrow, misled by Uay-^ard aud acting ucder his instructions, I^misled the weak and sunVruiu Samoans^into fresh misfortunes. I'pon Mr. Bayard,^and myself, as an innocent Instrument^obeying his instructions, must rest m a^large measure the grievous responsi^billty for the distresses which now^threaten the very existence of the^Samoan people. When 1 arrived In Samoa^the insurrection of Tamascse, fostered by^deruian officials for purposes now made^plain, was on the point of disintegration^Malletoa, who t ad been repeatedly held^back by our representatives from asserting^his authority, had determined to tolerate^this no longer. The day after 1 arrived^received Instructions, the purport of which^was to restrain him. I did so, giving him^to understand, as Hayard gave me to un^derstand. that neither he nor his people^would 1m* allowed t ^ suffer. Malletoa^yielded at my solicitation, and our national^honor was pledged that we would Insist^upon our treaty right to the Independent^existence of Samoa 1 could not better have^served German purposes than by .this mis^^sion of mine. Asa matter of tact, public^documents uow before congress showed^that the instructions lu obedience to which^1 acted on this occasion, were sent me at^the Binst are e of the (ierinan and^liritish ministers. In less than^month German ships arrived. Malletoa^and his chiefs were deport* d and the man^whose life I had saved by my Intervention^was Installed in Maltetoa's place, a pitl^less persecution was begun against the^samoan* suspected of friendship for our^flag, ani German control was aa^effectually established as under open an^^nexation. Having retained the saraoans^when they could have dmtrojed Taina^ se^and with his destruction the basis for Ger^^many's Interference, I urged their sub^^mission, trusting that finally when the^truth waa known our promise to tbem
wouldbe fulfilled and our own honor saved^by the restoration of the statu quo before^the conference when 1 gave Malletoa such^fatal ml vice. Injustice to myself, In the^hope of securing it for these wretched peo^^ple, 1 speak as 1 do. He fore leaving for^Samoa 1 had been about the state depart^^ment and with the president at odd Inter^^vals for a month, explaining the situation,^pointing out the inevitable result of tier-^man proceedings and warning them that^that would happen which has come to pass.^When the rising of Mataafa became^known and the German fleet waa ordered^to return to Samoa, 1 asserted positively^to Usvard that there could be but one mo^^tive in this, and that to actively assist^Tamasese tn fighting Mataafa. Hayard re^^peated to me fresh assurance* from Bis^^marck that Germany did .,ot care who was^king.
Rutimmediately on the arrival of the^(ierinan ships with the new German con^^sul. Dr. Knappe, we find them siding with^Tamasese and precipitating a conflict for^which the samoans will t^e forced to pay^heavily. Realizing the unfortunate pre^^dicament of our own people and bitterly^conscious of our obligations to the Sa-^lnoans. 1 sought to get from Hayard in^^structions that would enable me to assert^our nropci position, liut all the Instruc^^tions received was the copy of an apolo^^getic note to the German consul on account^of an alleged Interview with me aud fresh^asaurauces from Germany,
Regardingthe action or the state depart^^ment in accepting Hismarck'sproposition^for a conference at lierlin, Mr. Sewall said^he concurs with everyone who has studied^the quest* n that the restoration of the^statu quo should be preliminary to any^negotiations. Bismarck's proposition to^renew the conference on (ierinan ground^means much. Minister Pendleton Ts sick.^VY hoever represents us is to he removed f.om^American public feeling, and moreover, ts^not likely to be well acquainted with the^subject Weber, for years German consul^In Samoa, Becker, late (ierinan consul^there, t4^gether with other otllcials who^know Samoan politics are In Berlin and^will aid Hlsiuarck. Weber was In Wash^^ington during the conference here coaching^the (ierinan minister; besides, the history^of our negotiations with Germany, as^pointed out oy Hates, should caution us to^make us reluctant to accept any assurances,^for they have been made most freely on the^eve of her most Important movements^there.
SecretaryHayard was seen, but declined^to say anything on the subject
London.Feb. 7.^ The Standard's Berlin^correspondent says: It i* understood Kng-^land will consent to the proposed Samoan^conference, it is not likely, however, the^conference will sit for some time yet Va^^rious accounts of the Apia light assert that^Klein tired the first shot and incited the^Samoans to the attack.
MontaniansWishing to Witness the^inaugural Ceremonies March^4, Must Pay Full Fart.
UNIONPACIFIC TO BLAME.
OtherRoads Want a Rata But .Can^Not Get It, So Vent Their Spleen^by Kicking^Important Rail^^road Notes.
ThsBritish apy Oontlnuss His Tastlmony Bs-^fors tha Parnsll Commission.
Lonoon,Keb. 7.^The Harnell commis^^sion reconvened this morning with witness^Beach, alias Lecaron, still on the stand.^He explained certain geometric designs In^the constitution of the united sections as^being symbols for the secretary and treas^^urer. In March, 1KK4, witness attended the^district coventlons of the United Sections,^at which Sullivan and Lainarney were^present. At the convention of the lie^united Sections, now known as the Lulled^Brotherhood, held In June, 1kh4, a delegate^from Oetrolt, where Lamarney's widow^lives, brought up the question of support^^ing her because of Lamarney's services to^the brotherhood.
ObjecUonwas made bv the defense that^this was not evidence. The attorney-gen^^eral held those organizations are really all^one, that the evidence was admlssable be^cause Kgan, Sheridan and others^were directly connected with the^Irish revolutionary brotherhood and^the Irish United Brotherhood.^The discussion was continued at length,^during which the attorney-general ad-^in itu d he never bad been orepared to sug^^gest that Parnell or other members of par^^liament were personally connected with^the murderous outrages. Ills contention^was that they were allied with pete^pie whom they kuew to be, or could^nave known If they had made inquiries, to^have l^een promlneutly connected many^years with such outrages. They had al^^lied themselves intimately with the 1. K.^B. and availed themselves of Its money.^Knowing the character of the 1. It. B.,they^continued their alliance with It after the^most distinct and positive notice. It had^been proved that several members of the^house of commons attended four or five^league conventions In America, where the^L L B. controlled the proceedings.
Thecourt decided to admit the evidence^on (lie ground that the U. B. and the Clan-^na(iael and (he U K. H. were practically^the same body. It has been proved that^Kagaii, Brennan and Sheridan, among the^persons charged were members of the 1. H.^B. Kvldence as to what was done in the^convention of the fj, B. would be evidence^against them. Other persons, especially the^defendant, were members of parliament and^stood In a different position, and the court^would abstain from saying anything as re^gards the applicability of this evidence^against them.
Beachthen continued bis testimony He^said like Dillon, Lagan. Devoy, Samuel^Morris and 1^ O'Mahon, O'Conn- r attend^ed the convention which unanimously or^dered the executive to protect Lomarney's^family. Beach said he went to the Boston^convention In IHH4, where Lagan told of^his escape from Ireland and toe destruc^^tion of secret papers and letters.
Beachdeclared Kagan told him at the^same convention if Gallagher had been^tree forty-eight hours longer some of the^best buildings In London would have been^blown up.
Kaganalso told witness that John Walsh^aud lh-nnis McCarty were sent to Austra^^lia to assist Kenlan prisoners to escape.^Beach taUi be knew Kagan was a member^of the U. B. In 1KM3, and believed he bad^since continued to be a member. Witness^Identified a report dated Sept. 24, 1HK4, con^^gratulating the members upon the in^^creased strength of the organization. ^The^ext cutlve board,^ the report said. ^Intend^^ed to plant the seedspn every land.^ stru t^silence concerning work was enjoined^upon members. Witness said he vis.'ted^the southern slates In 1KH6 with a letter^from Kagan descrtblag him as a niostde^voted friend of the Irish Nationalists. In^one circular, witness said, mention was^made of|the expulsion of t'ronan for trea^^son to Ireland and the violation of his oath^of obligation. Beach was on the commit^tee that tried Cronan.
Atthis point 1 'arm iJ entered the court^room. lie took a seat by the side of Uav^itt.
Lagan,witness continues!,presided at the^league meetings In 1HH4 and 1KH5. A clrcu^Iar Issued In March, 1H8A, referred to the^emasculated and unacceptable home rule^scheme, and urged the camps to remit^funds for ^delusion.^ the cipher word for^^d^ nstnite.^ At a Joint convention of the^1. A. B. and I. M. a, held in Chicago^tn June, IKHH, It was urged that^measures be taken for the release af Gal^lagher and other prisoners In Kngland.
MrCharles Kussel 1 then began the cross^examination of the witness. Beach said he^went to America in lHttl; previously he had^been In France and was a draper's assist^^ant in London and Colchester. He became^a Kenlan in inns, while still In the army^His object was to obtain all the luforma^tion possible. He swore to tight^for Ireland's independence and took the^Keotaa military oath of allegiance. He^did not Intend to keep the oaths. He never^forgot he was an Kngllsh subject aud Brit^^ish born. Knowing a compiracy existed,^he wrote about it to his father, who on bis^own volition informed the member of par^llament for Colchester, who advised him to^inform the home office. From lHrt5 witness^tried his best to obtain the confidence of^those connected with the organization for^the purpose of betraying It to every extent^he could. ^1 never had the slightest sym^patby with the movement,^ he said. In^reply to further questions Beach said: ^Al^my communications were made to my^father up to 1H4H. 1 was once adjutaut^general of the Kenlan military brotherhood^and attended the council of war. I consul^ered myself a military spy tn my cnuntr^'^service. From I85H until Keb. 1, Wh*\^communicated directly with the British^government. My usefulness Is no^stopped. My communications number^hundreds of thousands. They were very^uuuieroui up to 1870.
Thethree or four hundred Montanians^who contemplate going to Washington to^witness the Inauguration ceremonies of^President-elect Harrison will bear with^some surprise that the railroads will not^sell cut rate tickets for this occasion. This^action of the three Montana roads was the^topic of general conversation among rail^^road men yesterday, who look upon It as a^big mistake. Still there are some who be^^lieve that this conclusion will be changed.
Thecause for this movement is traced to^the I'nlon Pacific. That road has become^arbitrary on this matter and has decided^not to make any special rate to the inaugu^^ration. The Northern Pacific and Mani^^toba roads are wilting and even anxious to^make an excursion rate and the news that^the Union Pacific would not stand In with^the proposition was a surprise even to^them. 1 here appears to be some existing^agreement between the three lines by^which the action of one road, In the matter^of passenger rates, governs the others.^While this is not definitely known It looks^as though there was some foundation for^it, when the other road a gay If the Union^Pacific will not make an excursion rate,^we will not either.
Awell known railroad official yesterday^said to an Indkpknoknt reporter: ^Why^1 look upon this refusal to make an excur^^sion rate to Washington during the Inaug^^uration ceremonies as the most foolish act^ever done by the roads. Just at a time^when they can make money by it, they will^not do It But take a jim crow Ice palace^scheme and then they give a special rate,^when half the people will not go east, who^would go on such an excursion as the^fourth of next March. Why I know fifty^people in one little town who contemplate^visiting Washington, but I'm sure they^will not do so now. I think the Northern^roads should consider the matter, aa It Is a^question of dollars and cents to them.^There Isn't a mad east of St Paul or Omaha^that hasn't announced excursion rates^for the Inauguration. Probably the Union^Pacific thinks that only those who can well^afford to do so Intend going to Washing^^ton. This may be true, but a majority of^these will conclude to stay at home Just^to *fooi the railroad company.
AgentJ. A. Lewis, of the Union Pacific,^came over from Butte last night A re^^porter asked him If It was true that his^road would not make an excursion rate to^the Inauguration. He said he was not In^a position to say anything about the mat^^ter, but up to the present time he had not^received official notification and did not^know whether the I'nlon Pacific would^make a rate or not He had heard from^dher sources, however, that his road had^decided uot to make a special rate. From^this it may be concluded as positively cer^^tain that such Is the conclusion. If the^road Intends not to make a rate there Is^hardly any call for official notification on^the subject.
Officialfreight classification No. 6. to^take effect Keb. 1H, Is now being issued by^all eastern railroad lines, it applies on^all west bound business originating east of^Chicago from all seaboard polnta. It Is^said many changes favorable to merchants^have been made, and Its arrival here will^be looked for with Interest to houses doing^business with eastern firms.
C.L Oanfieid, agent of the Hock Island^route at this point, returned Wednesday^evening from a trip as far as Boise City,^Idaho. He reports a bright business out^^look for that territory from a mining and^agricultural standpoint The peopledown^there are going wild, he ssys, over the^newly incorporated scheme to build ex^^tensive canals through the desert land^region for the purpose of bringing that arid^setqioii Into use for farming. The people^take but little Interest in the stateh^n^d^uestlon, but are generally opposed to the^scheme for the annexation of the pan ban^die to Washington territory. They expect^an Increase of 1U,0(M^ In population this^year.
Geo,W. Dickinson, ex superintendent of^Ho Montana Luton, accompanied by his^wife. Miss Sanders of Kvanston. Wyoming,^and Miss Kelsey, arrived in the city yester^^day afternoon from Butte, and remained^several hours, leaving again on the even^^ing train. Mr. Dicklnsou proposes taking^a much needed vacation before resuming^active work. It Is not yet known where^his next field of operations will be; a Mon^^tana Central official said yesterday that he^heard from a competent source that Mr.^Dickinson would not join the Montana^Central, as had been reported.
Arumor Is slloat among railroad men^that Kd. Dickinson, who was recently re^^lieved from the office of general superin^^tendent of the Union Pacific, will receive^the appointment of assistant general mana^^ger of the road. His many admirers will^hope that this is true as tie Is about the^most popular man the I'nlon Pacific has^ever had. This will place him only second^to Mr. Kimball in importance.
K.B. DeVoe, traveling auditor of the^I'nlon Pacific for Montana and Idaho, has^been the city several days checking up.^He left for Pocstello, his headquarters,^last evening.
Thedining car on the Montana Central^leaving Butte every morning Is becoming^very popular. The Butteltes coming to^Helena lose no occasion to patronize It,^either. They know where to get a square^meal.
TheNorthern Ohio blanket mill, of^Cleveland, burned yesterday. Loss, SlOU,-
CountWilliam Bismarck hu been ap^^pointed president of the province of Han^^over.
C.M. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn., has^assigned. Liabilities, $200,000: assets,^about the same.
summonseshave been served on O'Brien^at f Ion met Jail for Illegal speeches on the^Kenmore estate.
Lightearthquake shocks were felt last^night at Los Angeles and San Bernardino,^Cal. At Colton two distinct shocks were^felt.
Joeand John Lee, Chinese laundrymen,^were fatally wounded by burglars last^at Koine, Ga., and all their valuables^taken.
MillionaireArbuckle took an appeal to^the court of appeals yesterdsy from the^decision awarding ^Bunny^ Campbell^$45,000.
Anappeal has been taken to the general^term of the supreme court from Justice^Barrett's judgment dissolving the North^Kiver Refining company.
SecretaryWhitney is negotiating for the^purchase of three thousand tons of anthra^^cite to be delivered at the United State*^coaling station on the Samoau islands.
ThomasCondon, member of parliament,^has been sentenced to two month's Impris^^onment for inciting boycotting. Condon^appealed, and has been admitted to ball.
Returnsfrom the New South Wales erec^^tion for members of the assembly so far^received show forty ministerialists and^thirty-nine members of the opposition have^been elected.
TheLondon Times, commenting upon^the passage of the Ntcarague canal bill by^congress, says It sees in this action a move^^ment to establish and understanding with^the central and south American states.
Theauthorities at Rome are alarmed on^account of the activity of the soclalst*,^who are busily engaged In spreading their^doctrines siuong the wording classes, and^especially among those out of employ inent.^It Is feared The atftaflofVWill result In riot^^ous demonstrations.