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AVASHDfGTOX, D. C, SATURDAY EOSShETG, JTJTE 6, 1806-EIGHT PAGES.
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amination will convince any one or the
nb--olutc geuuinen-ss or the tremendous
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KOuG IIT FOH 1IEK CHILE-HEN.
Their .Mother and Stepmother Had u
ret-tu lu Court.
Rushville, Ind., June 6. A mother and
itepmotber came to blows yesterday
In the Rush county xiurthouse over me
ownership of two little girls. Eighteen
months ago John A. Jones: was divorced
from his wife, Paulina and received the
custody of their two daughters, five and
eight years old, respectively.
It was stipu'ated that Mrs. Jones should
be permitted to have the children In her
custody forty-eight hours at n lime at
reasonable intervals. Jones and his former
wife have both since remarried. Mrs.
Jones No. 1, now the wife of Dr. Frank
Kelly of Pittsburg, came to see her chil
dren. The privilege was refused by her
former husband, contrary to the court's
Mre. Kelly had Jonc6 and his second
wife cited for contempt, and they were re
quired lo bring the children Into court.
The stepmother of the little girls refused
to let their mother sec them, but Mrs. Kelly
was equal lo the occasion. She struck
Mrs. Jones in the face and knocked her
down, and after beating her into insen
sibility, sped away with her little girls.
The Judge fined her for assault upon Mrs.
Jones, but gave her the children, accord
ing to the decree of divorce.
METEOH CAME IN FIRST.
Emperor William' Yncht Ennlly Silli
ed Avt-uy From the Othcrx.
Sheerncss. England, June C The yacht
rnce for large raters from the Nore to
Dover was started at 10:20 o'clock this
morning. The Prince of 'Wales' llriUinni.l
was in the lead at the start, with the
Meteor, owned by Empcrcr 'William; Allsa
mid Satamta following in the order named.
The race was sailed under the auspices
of the Royal Thames Y'ncbt Club, under the
usual conditions ot the channel match, from
the Nore to Dover. The match was open to
yachts of any rig. of not lesn than fifteen
rating, belonging to any recognized 'yacht
club. British or foreign; first prize value
The cou rse was from Nore to Hover, round
the Goodwin Sands, and keeping tbc usujI
bigship track, yacht raeingasoclal!on time
allowance for a sixty-mile course,
Loudon, June C The Meteor finished
at 4:58:49. The Britannia, which was
allowed eight minutes and eight seconds
by the Meteor, arrived at the finish at
Hover at 5:07:58.
JUSTICE IIIIOWX DO.S'OIIED.
Tendered u Banquet by the Chlcdiro
Chicago. June 8. Henry Billings Brown,
associate Justice or the United States Su
preme Court, who has been assigned to
preside over the United States circuit
court in place or Justice Harlan, was the
guest or honor at a reception and banquet
tendered last night by the Chicago Bar
Association In the Auditorium Hotel.
Chier Justice Melville "W. Fuller, who is
In the city on a social visit, attended the
reception. There was a brilliant -array of
Federal and State Judges and representa
tive Iawjers-200 in all.
The arier-dlnner program consisted of a
wclcomlngaddressby Judge ElbertH. Gary,
president of the association, and a re
sponse from Justice Brown.
Convict Carried Out Oln Threat.
Jefferson City, Mo., June 6. Officer Zero.'
Kayburn of the Missouri penitentiary was
shot and badly injured yesterdny by F.
G. Norvlll, a convict, who was released
from Uie penitentiary the day before.
For some infraction of the prison rules
Bayburc recently had Norvlll punished.
The latter threatened vengeance and car
xixtfl out bia t13!
Ways and Means Committee Re
. , port on the Bond Billl.
POWERS OF MR. CARLISLE
The Hud Effect Upon the Treiisury
of the Prupom-d MeiiHOru The Fail
ure to 1'us.h Iii-irlhlutlon Sufficiently
Im'reiihliiK the HevenucM seiumi'K
share of the Illume.'
Mr. Diugley, of Maine, the chairman of
the Committee ou Wajs and .Means, has
presented to the House the report of the
majont members of the committee un
the Semite bill "to prohibit, the further
Issuance of lutcrcst-lieuriug bonds."
The report recites the resumption act of
1875, which provides fur the coin re
demptiou of United States legal tender
notes on and after January lv 1879, and
authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury
to provide a redemption fund from the Hiir
p'us icvcuues and by the sale of bonds,
and which successfully established and
maintained the parity ol gold from 1870 lo
1893 from the surplus revenue alone
Mr. Dingley then mints out that the Sen
ate bill proposes to repeal so much of the
act as authorizes the Secretary to borrow
money lo maintain the redemption rund.
While the bill does not use the word "re
peal," yet this, in the committee's opin
ion. Is the legal effect of the language em
plojed. Ue characlerizes tills) attempt to
cloud this reieal by the reference lo 'furth
er authority of Congress" as "meaning
A CUNNING MOVE.
"For surely," the report continues,
"every one knows without a declaration
to tills effeel that Congress may re-enact
a law which has been repealed, and the
rc'iwalis proposed just as Congress is ready
to adjourn for six months and witli the
knowledge that the Senate as at present
constituted would never consent, to au
thorize an issue of bonds to maintain the
The teport next shows that the plenary
power embodied in the resumption ai t was
given lo the Secretary or the Treasury, noi
only because the knowledge that he had
such jiowcr would inspire ccinlldciice in
the public credit, but also because exigen
cies fc.r the replenishment of the fund
would inevitably arise when Cougreos
was not in session.
"If a proposition," the report con
tinues, "had been made to deprive the
Secretary or the Treasury of the power
lo borrow for the purpose of maintaining
the redemption fund between lb79 and
1803 it might haelecn plausibly urgui'd
that there was then no iie-essity for lxr
rowing, because the surplus revenues were
ample for that purpose.
TO DEPRECIATE GREENBACKS.
"Hut now to propose this when there Is,
and has been lor three jears. a large de
f.cicncy of revenue, and consequently not
a dollar can be added to the redemption
fund from that source, and when there is
no other resource at hand for maintaining
the redemption fund except to Inirrow.
inevitably raises the inquiry whether It
is not the d liberate purpose of the pro
moters of this bill to plunge the govern
ment into repudiation and depredate the
"What makes this Inquiry all the more
pertinent Is the fact that a majority or the
Senate have already refused to concur
in the House Bill to provide forty millions
more revenue to avoid further deficiencies,
or even to take up the House revenue bill
and consider and amend It with a counter
proposition looking to more revenue, and,
that, too, in the face of the fact that the
Continued on Fourth Page.
Mckinley and phoctoh.
Vermont .Sonnt or Muy He tlieOliloiin'H
Cleveland, O , June C The indications
are that McKinley has gien up all Idea of
persuading Thomas U Reeil to be his run
ning mate, and as the result of several con
ferences with M. A. Hnnna and others he
has decided to use his best efrorts to pre
vail upon Redheld Proctor of Vermont,
Harrison's Secretary or War, and at present
Called States Senator, to accept the i osi
tion Negotiations with that gentleman
have been cndlng for some lime.
Mark Uanua gave it out last night that
Senator Proctor would arrive in Cleveland
today and go with him at once to Canton
to talk over matter concerning the cam
paign with Mr. McKinley. While Mr. Hanna
would not admit that it was for the purpose
of talking over the Vice-Presidentljl nomi
nation be did not deny it, and it is under
stood that when he starts for St. Louis
next Tuesday to open the McKinley head
quarters Proctor's name will also be upon
THEY "WILL HE HELEASET).
Hut .Tuhnnnesburg Hi-formerH' Liber
ation In FoHtponed n Few Days.
London. June C The dispatch from Pre
toria published in the Pall Mall Gazette
yesterday announcing that the four leaders
of the Johannesburg reform committee,
George Farrar. Lionel Phillips, Col. Trancis
Rhodes and John Hnjs Hammond, whose
sentence to death was recently commuted
to imprisonment for fifteen years, had been
released on parole, proves to have been un
true. A dispatch from Pretoria which was sent
from that place last evening and reached
here this morning says, upon the authority
of the Diggers News, that a decision in
the case of the rerorm committee leaders
has been postponed until June 11, owing
to the objections raised to the casting or a
proxy tote in the executive council for
Mr. J. M. A. Wolmarans. a member of the
council, who is absent from Pretoria.
Iron HrldRO Nrar Boyd's.
Boyd's. Md., June C-Messrs. Talbot an i
Bennettor Pittsburg have contracted with
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com
pany to build an Iron bridge over Little
Seneca, a small stream onc-hnlf mile cast
of this place, on the Metropolitan Branch
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Al
though the exact amount of the contract
is unknown it Is cs'imatcd to be between
$45.0003 and $50,000. The work on
the masonry will soon be commenced by
Italian laborers, brought here by the con
tractors, and men hired in this vicinity. It
will probably take about one jear to com
plete the entire bridge. The present bridge
is a wooden trestle, r.00 feet long and 108
feet aliove the water, and is one of the
largest ou the road.
Bandits Captured nnd Shot.
Hurango, Mexico, June 6. Four of the
bandits who a few weeks ago attacked and
robbed a mule train loaded with silver
bullion, which was on its way to this city
from Rnsales mining camp, west of here,
have been captured and shot. The brigands
were led by Jose Ramos. AU of the bullion
Ex-Guv. Itcxole Bead.
Flint, Mich., June 6. Ex-Gov. Joslab W.
Begole dlcd'at his residence here last even
lug. Mr. Begole. was prominent in Demo
cratic politics in the State. He served a
term In Congress from 1873 to 1870, and
was elected governor of Michigan on a
fusion ticket tu 1882.
Persons employed by the Metropolitan
Blreet Railway Company can secure ex
cellent bargains near the new car bouse
in" eastern section of the city on easy
monthly payments by dealing with The
Times Real Estate Bureau. Continuous free
Senate Acts on the Sundry Civil
LOOAL INTERESTS AFFECTED
I'rovldenee and Giu-fleldjlIosplliilK in
the HlNagrced Iioiiih The Debaio
oil the JI11I and the Advocates of
It Vice l'reNldent Sign tho Gen
eral Deficiency Hill.
The Vice President, in the Senate to
day, announced his signature to sccral
bills, including the gei.eral deficiency ap
propriation bill and Uie "filled cheese."
Mr. -Milton, chairman of the Committee
on Appropriations, presented a partial
conrerence rciwrt on the sundry civil ap
propriation bill and made an explanation
as In the points mi which an agreement had
The first class of tbee cases was the
amendments for public buildings. Tlu
House conferees rerued tongree loany in
crease of the limitation or cost; and also re
fused to agree to the appropriations for
public bi'ildlngs in the capitals or the new
States, Idaho, Womiug,Utahaud Montana.
The buddings where the House conferees
rerused to increase the limit or cost were
those at Kansas City, Mo., Savannah, Oa.,
and Camden, N. J.
Mr. Hawley inquired as to the Senate
amendment appropriating $15,000 for a
postorriee building at Fortress Monroe.
Mr. Allison replied that there was also a
disagreement as to that budding.
ITEMS IN DISPUTE.
There was also a failure to agree on the
Senate amendment as to arid lands, but he
believed thjtthat mnttercouid bearranged
in the next conference.
Another Item in dispute was the Senate
amendment making a small appropriation
of $35,000 for representation at the In
ternational exposition at Uriissels. It was
absolutely necessary that that Item should
be disposed of, in order that the State
Heiiartinent might accept the invitation
of the 'government or Helglum.
There was also a dlsigrceinent on the
question of lighting the Executive Man
sion and public grounds.
The appropriations for Providence Hm
pltal and Garfield Hospital in Washington
were also In dispute.
Mr. Dubois movcj that the Senate insist
en Its amendments for the public buildings
in the new States of Idaho, Montana, Wyo
ming and Utah. He referred lo the oppo
sition to these new buildings imputed to
the Speaker of the Ibrjse an.l lo the chair
man of the House Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds, 'Mr. Millikcn or
Maine, and he said that the First district
of Maine-Mr. Reed's with a population
of 153,000, had had $1,159,000 expended
In publi9 buildings for it, and that the second-Mr.
Mllliken's-had been treated with
like libei adty. He knew that there was no
need ror more public buildings In those
districts, because there was no place to
ADVOCATED THE PROPOSITION.
Mr. Dubois views and motion were sup
ported in remarks by Senators Shoup and
Senators Sewell, Vest, Morrill, Bacon,
Piatt and Cullom Joined in advocating the
proposition that the Senate insist on all
its amendments for public buildings.
Mr. Dubois then, at the request of Mr.
Sewell. modified his motion by making it
apply to all the public buildings instead
of confining it to those of the four new
Stales. The motion, thus notified, was
agreed to unanimously and a newciiiference
The conference report on ihe Indian ap
propriation bill was presented. The item
In regard to legal fees on the claims of the
"Old settlers or Cherokee Indians," $833,
000, is modified by direetiag the Sec
retary of the Interior to retain Ihe 35 per
cent fund, until otherwise authorized by
law. The item as to contract schools for
Indian children Is modified by limiting
the time of their further continuance to
July, 1897, instead of July, 1898. The
report, which is a final one, was agreed to.
House hill to expedite the delhery of
imported parcels and packages not exceed
ing $."00 was taken up. amended and
passed, after an explanation by Mr. Al
drich that the bill, as amended, merely
permitted Imported merchandise, not In
tended forsate. to beexpedited, the express
company giving bonds to the government.
JtAILltOAl) ENfilNEEl' KILLED.
Was nt One Time u Member of the
World's Champion Howinp; Crew.
Elkhart, Ind., June 6. Stephen Dus
scau, a Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
engineer, was instantly killed In the com
pany's cards here last evening.
He was dossing the track to his own
engine, when he was struck by ai 'incom
ing limited 'passenger train.
He was a member of the world champion
rowing crew of Monroe City, Mich., and
when the crew went to England in the
early '80's and beat all the crack crews
of the British Isles, Duscau pulled stroke
Mr. Turner Declines Jtenoni hint Ion.
Representative 8. S. Turner of the Sev
enth Virginia Congressional district has
written an open letter to his constituents,
declining a renomination to Congress. Mr.
Turner is reasonably certain of a good ma
jority of the delegates in the district coo
ventlon, and consequently of are nomination
nnd election, but he prefers retirement to a
lenomlnatlop on a silver platform, which
he deems certain In view of the action of
the-Deniocrntic State convention at Staun
ton oa Wednesday last.
Prominent Mason's Suicide.
Hayton, Ohio, June G. V.'illiam Huffman,
one of the well-known wealthy residents
of this city, committed suicide by shooting
himself through the head shortly after mid
night. In late years he held several rseponsl
ble positions in the city government, was
a bank director and a thirty-third degree
Mason. He was the father of eleven chil
dren, nine of whom survive him. Ill
health caused him to take his own lire.
Dpbarred From the Mails.
Postmaster General Wilson has denied
the privileges or the mails to the Mutual
Debenture Company or Iowa, having of
fices at Chicago, 111., and Emporia, Kan.
The concern conducted a lottery business.
Similar action was taken against the
Standard Seed Company,, the Excelsior
Seed Company nnd C. flyman of Chicago,
Sentenced to Indefinite Imprisonment.
Chicago. June 6. Franz D. Mayer, who
was receiving teller of the International
Bank, was found guilty yesterday by a
Jury of embezzling $1,522, nnd the punish
ment was fixed at an Indefinite imprison
ment In the penitentiary. Mayer has rich
relatives in Germany, bis father being a
No Fonndat Ion for the JRepor t.
New Tork, June. 6. George Bliss, of
the firm of Morton, Bliss & Co.. says
that the report published this morning that
bib nrm naa purchased the Niagara Falls
Hydraulic Power and Manufacturing Com
pany 1b made of whole cloth, and abso
lutely without foundation.
Gas 3111 Becomes a Law.
The President has approved the filled
cheese bill, the Arizona funding act, the
bill relating to the sale of gas in the Dis
trict of Columbia, the bill granting a right
of way through Grand Canon. Arizona, on. 1
the fortifications appropriation bill.
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Pistol Bullet Nearly Ends the
Precinct Detective's Life.
FIRED AT BY A CROOK
Lieut. Aui Ism Grubbed the H evoler in
Tiiiielnl'rutciit -Murder ItelngDone.
Colored Hoy Wounded by tho Spent '
Hall George MqCuwIey, Who Did
the .Sllootllig.au Old Offender.
Detective Suttou's effort to arrest George
McCawley, a desperate Washington crook,
on Louisiana acnue,near Tenth street,
today, nearly cost his lire, as the ex-coii-vict
drew a revolver fired at the officer,
but luckily missed him owing to Lieut.
Amiss interference, although the bullet
struck Andrew Contee, a colored hoy,
Lieut. Amiss, wlilla, on Louisiana avenue
this forenoon saw George McCawley, who
has "done time" and has appended to his
career an endless number of crimes. Mc
Cawley was in company with a boy about
fifteen j cars old, the ana of Joseph Ha ynes,
a bricklajer In Alexandria,
The lieutenant directed Detective Sutton
to arrest McCawley on suspicion. In com
pany with Special Officer Miles, thevoyer
took the c.convictlln'rront or the ruins of
the horse bazaar, near Tenth street. Mc
Cawley, as soon as he saw himself sur
rounded by the off icf rs, attempted to strike
Miles with a stick he carried in bis hand.
The olficer grappled with the man and pre
vented ills getting away.
LIEUT. AMISS SAVED HIS LIFE.
Quick as a Hash he reached for his hip
IMKkct and whipped out a 32-caliber re
volver and aimed it directly at Sutton's
ten breast, me rjngc was close, and in
an instant the gun would have been dis
charged had it not been for Licut. Amiss,
who seized the weapon by tbc muzzle and
directed ilsaimtoivard the ground.
In the struggle the revolver was dis
charged, the bullet first striking the pave
ment. It then glauccd upward and struck
a colored boj named Audrew Coulee.
Lieut. Amiss' baud was burned bv the
powder, the bullet passiiig'aloiig Ins palm
causing a slight wound.
After a brief hut desperate struggle" the
would-be assassin was overpowered and
brought tu the First) precinct. On his
person was found two ugly-looking re
volvers, a large Jack-knife, se'.crdl rounds
of ammunition, SI 0.30 Inmoneyandn string
or beads with a cross and crucifix.
McCawley has often declared that he
would not be again taken alive, and the
capture is regarded as "a noteworthy one.
The crook says he will yet "do"- Lieut.
Amiss, whom he charges with persecut
ing hlra. tr
His record or burglaries Is a lo. one,
but ror the past two years be has been
inactive. He Is about fifty years old and
a pensioner, claims .to now be living m
Alexandria, and states he came to Wash
ington to get his pension voucher cashed.
TRAINED YOUNG BOYB TO STEAL.
McCawlej's method of operatlug, which
he has practiced for the past twenty jears
when out of Jail, Is to train jotmg boys in
the arts or crime, ne is known as a tran
som tlilef and ull-round housebreaker.
His plan Is to induce small boys to go
with him to a houso and when there he
threatens them with death unless they do
as he commands. A flcr getting his accom
plice lnslile- the house he stands outside
Muny hoys, whom McCawley has trained
In the business are now doing time from
this and other cities'. Several years ago he
attempted the Ilfo,'of"a. fourteen-year-old
boy In the courtroom.
The young thlef.had been a pupil of Mc
Cawley and turned Sta'te's evidence against
the crook". Forthisoffense the latter served
four jears, and has been out about that
length of time.
The poliee think: that McCawley Is re
sponsible for n number of robberies and
nouseoreatungs wlilch 'nave occurred in
the First ward during the past Tew months.
Detective Sutton went to Alexandria this
afternoon to search th'e'prcmlses occupied
by McCawley and worklup a case against
him. He is at present charged with assault
and battery and carrying concealed weap
Andrew Contee. .woo was hit by the
spent bullet, was not seriously injured, and
was allowed to go to'rilriliome.
G EN. LEE MEETS WEYLER.
New Consul General Intercedes for
an Imprisoned' Correspondent.
Havana, June 6.-Consul General Fitz
bugh Lee visited Capt. "Wcyler yesterday.
The Interview was cordial.
In thecourse of th e conversation Gen. Lee
touched upon the case of Dawley, the cor
respondent of Harper's "Weekly, who was
arrested two days ago and is now confined
in Morro Castle.
Gen. Wcyler, it is said, promised that
a prompt investigation would be made into
the matter. It is believed that Dawley
will be soon released on condition that he
leave the Island.
Slack Case 'Arguments.
Judge McComas thfs afternoon neard the
argument of counsel -in the Slack-Pernne
case on the motion filed by Mrs. Slack's
attorneys Thursday, asking, for the custody
of her two'JIttle girls pending a final
disposition or.-'tho habeas corpus petbltlon.
MrsSlack'sTiJothertwas in court, but the
rest of thc'pflncipalsIn the litigation were
represented only by counsel. .
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Severely Criticised for His Letter
to Cardinal Rampolla.
ACCUSED OF BEING A JESUIT
Liberal Tresm Hitter In Their Denu'n
clatioiiH of Him Education Hill
AVI II Ho Forced Through Parlia
ment LI lliinn Chunc'b VlHit to
Loudon, June C The recent letter of
Mr. Gladstone to Cardinal Rampolla on
the subject of a reunion of the Christian
Churches has caused much adverse com
ment from the Liberal papers. -
"Repudiated with abhorence by on over
whelming majority of the Liberals," and
"to the bulk of the British people, not
merely a dream, but a pestilent delusion,"
arespeeidlphrases lulled from the criticisms
of these papers. Although an Impartial
examination of Mr. Gladstone's ecclesias
tical views since he wrote "Church and
State," proves that the have undergone
no radical change, his letter hurst on the
political dissenters as a tornado of sur
prise and lashed them Into fury.
Never was a shattered Idol treated by its
disappointed worshipers wilb-.oiOre disre
spect than Is Mr. Gladstone by bis whilom
supiiorters. The honesty of his motives is
impugned; It is suggested that the deliver
ance was due to annoyance at the non-cou
formists abandoning borne rule, and that
no longer finding It necessary to rely upon
their support, he shows himself iu the true
colors of a Jesuit.
DENOUNCED BY PREACHERS.
The non-conformist political clergymen
lead the diatribes of impeachment. l)r
Guinness Rogers, speaking at a meeting
In London, denounced the lutter as a be
trayal or the liberty of the country, a miser
able trifling with Rome and an effort to
entangle England in the old yoke of bond
age. Dr. Berry, speaking on the same
subject, said he mourned Mr. Gladstone's
decadence. The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes
deplored the spectacle of an ex-prime
minister pleading with the Pope to recog
nize the English church.
Mr. Gladstone's retirement from public J.
me nas not uivcsien nis utterances or polit
ical Importance. Heuceforth to the non
conforinistsall plauks in the Liberal party's
programs with which Mr. Gladstone's name
Is associated, will become susiiects. It will
ir the High Church partisans succeed In ob
taining rrom him a declaration in favor of
the education bill which is now before
Parliament. Mr. Gladstone sympathizes
with the bill. He recently described educa
tion without dogmatic teaching as a mon
strosity. FAVORS THE EDUCATION BILL.
Lord Halifax, to whose influence the let
ter Is due. Is pressing upon Mr. Gladstone
that It Is time for a pronouncement up
holding the education bill. Only his re
luctance to Interfere In a great party con
flict deters him from issuing such a pro
nouncement. According to the well-known Catholic
organ, the Tablet, the Tope will probably
shortly promulgate a letter to the English
people, the tone of which will be ear:
and conciliatory, but his holiness will .-inhere
to the previous practice of the church,
which Is adverse to the Anglican orders.
The government, according to what the
Conservative whips tell members, has posi
tively decided to prorogue parliament at
the latest on the last Thursday In August.
To effect lids, obstruction In committee on
the education bill must be met by closure,
allowing not even a moderate jieriod for de
bate of the principal amendments. But
auy how the bill will be forced through.
The Right Hon. Arthur J. Balrour. first
lord of the treasury and government leader
In the House of Commons, announced last
night that the debate on the Irish land bill,
recently introduced by bis brother, Mr.
Gerald Balfour, chief secretary for Ireland,
w ould begin on Monday.
.OCCUPATION OF KASSALA.
The negotiations between the British
and Italian governments regarding Kas-
saia point to a joint occupation early in
the autumn. Italian papers, which re
ported that their government had pro
posed to exchange the British port and dis
trict of Zeila for Kassala, were mistaken.
In assenting to abandon Kassala the
Italian government return it nominally to
Egypt. Zella Is a British port of some
strategic importance', forming with Perkn
and Aden a triangle which is supposed
by the war office authorities to give
England the command of the entrance
U) the Red Sea.
Tbc eventual occupation of Kassala by
Egyptian troops is more likely'to turn
out a financial deal. The Egyptian treas
ury, under English guarantee, will pax-
Italy part of the sums expended in the de
fense of Kassala against the Dervishes.
Italy needs the money, and" can surrender
Its hold on the place to advantage. The
arrangement will form part of the Franco
Russian representations relative to Egypt,
which the English government is about to
be compelled to listen to.
REVISING CHINESE CUSTOMS.
Certain proposals, already forwarded
from Pckln to the English foreign office,
await the arrival of LI Hung Chang in
Loudon before being answered by Lord
Salisbury. Li Hung Chang Is to obtain
the assent of Lord Salisbury to such re
vision of the Chinese customs, us arranged
by treaty, as will Increase the ad valorem
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President's Veto of the General
BY A VOTE OF 40 TO 169
The Announcement of tho Mesknge
Hrouirht Out Applause The QueM
tlon of 1'iiKHlnir the 11111 Over Ex
ecutive Action Was at Once De
buted sharp Speeches).
Mr.Kem, the Populist from" Nebraska, re
quested Speaker Reed to count a quorum in
the House this morning before he would
consent to the; reading of the Journal.
When the required number of members
had appeared the Speaker said: "The
House will be In order," and continued:
"The chair hopes that members of the
House will remember that It Is their duty
to be here at 11 o'clock promptly and
that we have been delayed this morning
firieen" minutes by the "neglect of mem
bers to attend to their duties. The clerk
will read the Journal."
Mr. Hopkins presented the report of the
Committee on Ways and Mrans on reel-
procity, and 10,0011 copies or It, together
with the views or the minority, were or
The unfinished business was the Curtis
bill, under consideration some days ago,
upon which a preliminary vote had be-U
taken, "for the protection of the people
ot the Indian Territory, extending the
Jurisdiction or the United States courts
over crimes committed In the Territory,
providing ror the laying out or towns, the
'easing or coal and other mineral, timber,
farming, and grazing lands."
Mr. Sherman moved to suspend therules
and pass the bill, and It was agreed to.
FOURTH-CLASS MAIL MATTER.
On motion of Mr. Loud the rules were
suspended and Seuute bill was passed
debiting fourth-class mull matter, the;
object being to exclude articles other than
printed or written matter emanating frvip
the various executive departments, an
abuse having grown up or sending su
plies more or less bulky, winch should go
by freight or express.
Mr. Henderson stated to members tint
if they were anxious for an early adjourn
ment they would remain In the House to
day and attend to the business berore it.
If they did this, he said, adjournment
would be speedily reached; otherwise, the
House would be in session several days.
Speaker Reed laid before the House the
President's veto of the general deficiency
bill and it was read. From the applause
which swept oer the hall atthedoseorthe
reading, it w.is apparent that the message
met nearly general approval.
Mr. Cannon stated that he would move
to pass tbe bill over the President's veto,
and ir that failed then he would ak the
fcpeaker to recognize him to move to sus
pend the rules and pjss a deficiency bill,
omitting from It the Items- objected to by
the President, which could lie sent to the
executive for action tonight.
Mr. Adams It requires two-thirds vote
tn suspend the rules. Suppose the House
does not pass tlie bill oxer the veto and
then refeset to vctc to suspend tlie rules,
where will you bet
Mr. Cannon Oh, xvell. If we can't pass a
bill providing for the necessary exiienses of
the government without loading It down
with 700 claims, then "there is nothiog but
an honest, wholesome public sentimeut to
fall back upon. (Applause.)
WANTS THEM PAID.
Mr. Mahon, chairman of the Committee
on War Claims, who led the fight for the
adoption of the claims in the bill when the
bill came back from the Senate, said that
against the gentleman at the other end or
the Avenue he would put.thc declarations
or such men as Websler, Calhoun and Clay,
that this nation, not as a grace or bounty,
but as a bound duty, should pay these
claims. Ue preferred, he said, to take In
structions from Webster or Clay rather
than from Cleveland.
ANIMATED COLLOQU V.
Mr. Mahon said the President had pre
viously approved bills carrying appro
priations for paying spoliation claims, and
engaged in an animated colluquy with
Mr. Cannon over the proiiosition that the
bill the latter proposed to Introduce ear
ned appropriations of more than $100,
000 of war claims.
Mr. Cannon said that to the best of
his knowledge and belief it did not' con
tain sucb items, but Mr. Mahon asserted
wfth great vigor that It did. "And I
propose to prevent, if I can," he con
tinued, "the passage of any bill through
this House which neither you nor any
other member has read."
Mr.Grosvenor saiil he did not know which
most to.ndmire, the cncrmouR capacity to
write such a message within the brief
time which had elapsed since the bill was
presented to him, or the marvelous resource
of the Committee on Appropriations which
enabled the gentleman from Illinois to
briug immediately to the attention of tlie
House a bill prepared to fit the veto. It
showed that we had a great country nnd
vere equal to any emergency. (Laughter.!
showed that we had a great country and
Mr. Grosvenor criticised the veto for the
errors of fact which he alleged it con
tained. The House by a vote of 40 to 169 sjs
talned the President's veto.
BAIN HELPED THE FIHEMEN.
Destructive Conflagration Subdued
After u Hard Flyht.
Eric, Tn., June 6. The Anchor Line and
"Western Transportation Company suffered
a $100,000 Are here at an early hour this
morning. The fire broke out in oneortheblg
warehouses, and when discovered was, en
tirely beyond control.
The-flames spread to aand destroyed the
Anchor Line's icehouse, containing several
thousand tons, and It was only by the; great
est effort that the big flour house, with its
large stock or flour, was saved from entire
The loss on that building from smoke and
wtacr is large. A thunder showcrcameto
the firemen's assistance, and the fire was
confined lo the buildings named.
BOBBED AN IOLD SOLDlElt.
Sadie,. Smith -Made III111 Drunk nnd
Then Stole Uls Pension.
Sadie Smith, colored, who was sus
pected some time ago of having set fire
to the Soldiers' Home, was arrested this
afternoon by Policemen Ponder and Smith,
of tbe Fourth precinct, charged with rob
bing an aged veteran named Joseph Carter,
near the Home.
It is alieged she made the old man drunk
and stole the remainder of bis iienslon
money, $S8, from his pocket.
When searched at the station house $09
was found on her person, which she said
' her mother had given her.
Agreement llponThlsNninber II cach
ed by the Conferees.
Tbc naval conferees have agreed upon
three battleships". The limitation as to the
price of armor has been raised rrom $3S0
as fixed by the Senate to $425 a ton. This
concludes every item over which there was
One battleship only Is to be constructed
ou the Pacific coast, the cost not to ex
ceed 4 per cent of the cost of construction
lu tbe East.
President Again Exercises His
MESSAGE SENT CONGRESS
He Hurried Its Preparation in Order
Tlmt Legislative Action Muy He
TiiKeu Without Delay Brief Heply
toCritlclsniHof His Uneof tho Veto.
Freuch Claims Provision CuusedlU
The President sent a veto message to the
House of Representatives on the general
deficiency appropriation bill this after
noou. He replies briefly to the criticisms of his
exercise or the veto power and says he has
hurried the preparation or the messagelu
order that Congress may take action In tbe
mattet without delay.
The ground Tor the veto is the provisions
relating .to the pajment of the French
spoliation claims. The President's message
"To the House of Repres.-ntativcs: I
hereby return, without my approval. House
bill No. 8293, entitled, "An act makg
appropriations to supply deficiencies in
the appropriations for the fiscal jear enil
mg June 30, 1890, and for prior years, and
for other purposes."
"To the extent that the Constltulon has
devolved upon the President a participa
tion In legislation, I snpposc this actlou
on bills presented to him for approval Lt
vohesa duty to be performed like others
pertaining to his otfice, with care and
circumspection, and in full view of bbj
responsibility to the people and his obliga
tion to subserve the public welfare.
"It is; difficult to understand why under
the Constitution it should be necessary to
submit proposed legislation to executivo
scrutiny and approval except to Invoke
the exercise of executive judgment aud
Invite independent executive action.
THE USE OF THE POWER.
"The unpleasant Incidents which accom
pany the use or the veto would tempt lu
a"oidance If such a course elld not invohe
an abandonment of constitutional duty anil
au aent to legislation, for which tho
executive is not willing to share the re
sponsiility. "1 regret that J am constrained to di
appfoxe au important appropriation bill
so rear the close of the present session of
Cong ess. I have, however, by immedi
ate action after the receipt of the bill,
ciide-.ixori-d to delay as little as posslh'4
a ritxiLsideratiou of this proposed legisla
tion though I am thus obliged 10 content
myself with a less complete explauatiiji
of ny objections than would otherwise bu
'T,ii bill Is In many of its features far
ren.oxed from a legitimate deficiency
bill, a:. 1! it contains a number of appropria
tions which seem to me exceedingly ques
tion:,! It. Without noticing In detail
nuaj cr those items, I shall re-ler to two or
them which, 111 my Judgment, Justiry mj
actio-.i it. the premises.
"The bill appropriates $1.027,314.0! fot
a partial paxment upou claims which origi
nated in depredations upon our comnicrc
by French cruisers aud vessels during tfc
closing jears of the last century. Thcyhavo
become quite familiar to those having Con
gressional experience, as they have been
pressed for recognition and payment, with
occasional intervals of repose, for nearly
THE FRENCH CLAIMS.
"These claims arc based upon the allega
tion that France, being at war with Eng
land, seized and claimed many American
vessels and cargoes In violation of tho
rules of international law and treaty prrv
visioiis and contrary to the duty she owed
to our country as a neutral power and to
our citizens: that by rejsoo of these acta
claims arose In favor of such of our citi
zens as were damnified against the Frenco
nation xvhicb claims our government at
tempted to enforce, and that In concluding;
a treatj xvith France in the year lSOOthesa
claims were abandoned or relinquished
In consideration of the relinquishment ot
certain claims which Francccharged against
"Upor. these statements it is Insisted by
those interested that we, as a nation,
having reaped a benefit In oure'eape from
these Trench demands against us, throm-h
the abandonment of the claims orour citi
zens against France, the government be
came eqnitablj bound as lietween itself
and its citizens to nay the claims thus re
linquished. "I do not understand it to be asserted
that there exists any legal liability against
the government on account of its relation
to these claims. At the term of the Su
preme court Just finished the Chief Justice,
in an opinion concerning them and the ac
tion of Congress In appropriating for their
payment, said: 'We think that payments
thus prescribed to be made were purposely
brought within the category of payments by
way of gratuity paymentsot grace and not
"From tlie time the plan was conveived
to charge the government with the pay
ment of these claims tiiey have abided in
the atmosphere of controversy.
"Every proposition presented In their
support, has been stoutly disputed, and
every inference suggested In their favjr
has been promptly challenged.
"Thus, Inasmuch as it must, I think,
be conceded that if a state of war ex
isted between our country and France af
the time these depredations were commit
ted our government was not justified In
claiming indemnity for our citizens, it it
nsserted that we were at the time actu
ally engaged in war with the French na
tion. This position seems to be sustained
bv an opinion of the Attorney General of
the United States, written In 1798, and
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