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VOL. LV. NO. 64._NORFOLK VIRGINIAN: FKIP Ay FEBRUARY 4, 181)8. PRICE TWO GENTS.
Site Express Various Views on
STATUS OF SENATOR CORBETT DISCUSSED
Jerry Niiii|inoii .italic* n Discovery ?
u oiitlu i ii Members Complain 'I but
Notitli Atlantic ami Unit' l-orls Arc
Kot Atlc<|iinii'i> Fortifletl?Amend
mi nis Voted Down.
Washington, D. C, Fob. 3, 189S.
One of the features of to-day's ses?
sion of the Senate was a speech by
Mr. Caffery, of Louisville, In support
of the resolution reported by the Com?
mittee on Privileges and Elections de?
claring that Henry W. Corbett Is not
entitled to a seat In the Senate from
the State of Oregon. Mr. Corbett was
appointed as Senator by the Governor
of Oregon after the failure of the Leg?
islature to elect a Senator to succeed
Senator Mitchell. Mr. Caffery main?
tained that the Governor of a Stole
hud- no authority to appoint to fill an
original vacancy?a vacancy beginning
with r. new. term?after the Legisla?
ture had had an opportunity to elect
und had failed to do so.
Germany's order prohibiting the Im?
portation of American fruits Into that ;
Empire called put a resolution from
Mr. Davis, of Minnesota, chairman of
the Committee oh Foreign Relations, ;
calling upon the President, if not In
compatible with the public interest, to I
transmit to the Senate the cdrrespon-!
dence and other information bearing'
up; ti llie matter in his possession or
In that of the State Department. The
resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Martin, of Virginia, presented >
the credentials of Mr. Daniel as Sona- j
tor 'from Yir;:!::la, elected for a term ,
of six years beginning on March 4,
WS8. . J
. Mr, Lindsay, .uf Kentucky, gave no-!
uce thai to-j?orroW at the conclusion >
of the routing business he would stib- |
mit some remarks upon a matter per?
sonalty concerning himself, nnd in
which he thought the Senate would
have aome Interest.
Mr. Cuilom then called up (he agrl-I
cultural appropriation bill, the reading!
cf which was concluded last evening. >
Pending the submission of certain )
amendments to the bill, Mr, Platt, of 1
Connecticut,* expressed his regret that i
the ct;.T>m'ttc,e bod hoi stricken from
the bill the appropriation for the pur-j
chaec and distribution of seeds. He:
ri?d a biter from a member >>f a Con-1
neetieut gittnge, In which the state?
ment was made that the seeds sent I
put by the Agricultural Department !
were no.t good, could o"i be depended
upon and were of no use 1? the farm?
ers or. garde tiers.
In reply to Mr. Plait's brief state?
ment Mr. All ti thought thai the chief
opposltii n in the Government's distri?
bution of seeds came from those wno
ihemsiives had seeds for sale. He
(bought ill'st in many ways the dlstri
but'en of seed did great gn.nl to the
cause agriculture and hoped that It
would ni t be discontinued.
Mr. Paeon, of Georgia, thought there
oujrhi io bo a reform in the dlatrlbu
i: n h! seeds, He believed the depart*
men! ugh I to purchase seeds for dis?
tribution from persons who were known
to raise, or produce seeds of value. In
many instances the seeds purchased
wore neither valuable nur rare.
At thi.s point Mr. Cuilom, in charge
or the bill, yielded to Mr. White, of
Otlifvirn'.ia, for the Introduction of the
following Joint resolution:
"Resolved, That of right It belongs
wholly to the people of the Hawaiian
Islands to establish and maintain their
form of government and domestic
policy: that the United Slates ought In
no wise to Interfere therewith, and
that any intervention in the political
affairs of these Islands by any other
Government will be regarded as an act
unfriendly to the United States."
The resolution was passed by the
Senate on May 31, 1SP-I, having bee
reported by Mr. TUrpie, of the Com-_
mittee on Foreign Relations.
?Mr. White asked that the resolution
lie on the table.
The amendment id ihe agricultural
bill, offered by Mr. Warren, providing
for a division of Irrigation and re?
claiming of arid lands and for inves?
tigation of the methods of construct?
ing Irrigation canals and of storing and
'distributing water in the reclamation of
arid lands, the whole to cost $21,300.
was discussed briefly by Its author and
Mr. Stewart, of Nevada.
Mr. Cuilom proposed a" substitute for
Mr. Warren's amendment the follow?
"For the purpose of collecting from
agricultural colleges, agricultural ex?
periment stations and other sources, In?
cluding practical agents and engineers
practical information and data oh the
subject of Irrigation nnd publishing
the same In bulletin form, cost of the
same not to exceed $20,000."
The amendment whs adopted and the
'bill, carrying $2,527,202, was passed.
The Senate then, at G:2S p. rh., went
in'." executive session.
At 5:28 pi rib the Senate adjourned.
The Hourtc spent the day ostensibly
considering. tho fortiilci.tlons appro?
priation bill. In reality the major por
tl m of the time \v.\s consumed in the
discusrd.m of political topics. The ex?
istence or non-existence of prosperity
In this country waa again the question
question of dispute. Tho feature-of
?tho day, was the ? discovery by Mr.
Slmrson, the Kansas Populist, and the
exploitation of- the alleged fact that Mr.
Plngley, chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee, wore a London-made
pot hat. Mr. Dingley explained t'hat
the hot was made in New York. The
London trade mark was simply placed
there to please the Anglo-maniacs who
preferred things because they wore
Mr. Fischer (Kep., of New York) con?
tinued his argument begun yesterday,
in favor of the establishment of a fort
at Romer Shoals, New York harbor.
Such a fort, he said, would command
the entrance to the harbor.
iMr. Simpson (Pop., of Kansas) fol?
lowed, and again took up the contro?
versy he had a few days ago with Mr.
Pitney (Rep., of New Jersey) over the
trusts which, he said, were organized
In New Jersey to prey on Kansas and
other States. In a humorous vein he
said the people of New Jersey were not
to blame that legislation was knocked
down to iiie highest bidders, as they
were the descendants of the Hessians.
Whe"n asked by Mr. Sam Smith (Rep.,
of Michigan) why he had done nothing
to exterminate the trusts. Mr. Simpson
replied that he was helpless in the
House. "In this House," said he, "the.
Speaker is the whole thing. 1 had as
well file a bill in the Potomac river as
in the House."
IMr. Footc (Rep., of New York) de?
voted some time to the ctiticlsms of
the fortifications bill. At the rate of
appropriations provided in this bill, he
said. It would require! fifteen years to
carry out the plans of the Endlcott
board. He asserted that on the South
Atlantic and Gulf coasts there was not
a gun that could be tired in defense
of the harbors.
Mr. Hemenway (Rep., of Indiana), in
charge of the bill, denied that these
coasts were defenseless. At Charleston,
lie said, there weiv three eight-Inch
guns, one ten-inch gun and eight mor
tirs. If the coast was in the condition
represented by the gentleman from
New York, he said, he would be will?
ing to appropriate $10.030'.uC?. Mr Hem?
enway declared that the coast was fair?
ly well protected, no: as well as he
would like to see it or as il would he.
The pending bill carried every dollar
which the government could afford to
appropriate at this time.
Mr. Livingston (Dem., of Georgia)
read some srntemonts from Southern
papers ch.vglng that In the distribu?
tion of munitions of war. New Orleans
and other Southern ports had been
neglected. Mr. Livingston said he had
no knowledge on this point, but he pro
P ised to make Inquiry of the proper
authorities and If the allegations should
prove true, be warned the House that
provision would have :o be made for
At 3 o'clock the general debate closed
and the bill was taken up for amend?
ment under the live-minute rule.
IMr. McClellan (Dem., of N*.?w York)
offered an amendment to Increase the
oppioprlation for guns and mortar bit:
t. ties from one to live millions. It was
An amendment offered by Mr. Foote
(Rep., of New York) to appropriate
$39,000 for Fort Montgomery. Like
Champlain, N. V., was voted down.
Without completing the bill at 5:05
p. m. the House adjourned!
AMI-SI Al.l'IMi KI 1.1..
Kenhlo t'oiqiiiiilco Ordern i? rnvnrnblo
Ileport vtlili A in e ml men in.
Washington, D. C, F-b. 3.?The Sen?
ate CominMce on Interstate Commerce
to-day authorized a favorable report
on the Anti-Scalping bill, with amend?
ments. The most important of these
amehdmervts was the following, off- red
by Senator Tillman, relating to rail?
road passi a:
"That giv'ng free transportation to
perst ns or property, except as allowed
by section 22 of the act '!.> regulate
conuneice,' a'pprov^-d February 4th,
1SS7, shall be tUoined an unjust dls
cniintnnclon under section 2 of said act,
and shall he punished as 'provided in
sect ton 10 of sntd act; ami in addition
to the penalties upon Individuals pro?
vided in section 10. the corporations
which may be guilty of any such of
f use shall be punished by fine as in
said s Vtlon pro vidi d,
"Thai: ail free passes Issued 'by or in
hi half of any railr ad corporation sub?
ject to the previsions of said act shall
be signed by some of^'cr of the cor?
poration authorized by vote of direc?
tors to sign the same, and very such
railroad corporation whall Keep a re?
cord showing the date of every free
pass, the name ?>( the person to whom
M is issued, the points bet we n which
tihe passage is granted, and whether a
single trip or lime pass, and. if the
flatter, the time for which it is issued;
and ibis record shall at all times be
op-n to the Interstate Commerce Com?
missioners, or to their representatives,
who may be duly authorized In writing
t'b examine the same."
SUITS AGAINST GRAHLE.
Olri tha. Neb., Feb. 3.?Sui;s were
started to-day n:id attachments issued
against the properly of Francis C.
arable. The house and stable with
tholr furnishings and equipments are
listed at Jlio.OOf). Marcus L. Pa rotte, of
Omaha, Cirable's resident agent, sties
for JR.?O?; Francis G. I lamer, of Kear?
ney, an attorney, sues for $4,700, and
George H. Scrtpps sues for $10.000 on a
note. The mill brought deeds from
New York transferring some of Orable'3
local property to J. H. c. Walker, of
Scott City, Kansas.
RdOPQRT LACKS VERIFICATION.
Salem. Mass.. Feb. 3.?a careful In?
vestigation of the report yesterday by
Pilot Perk+ns, to che effort, that 12
bodies had been picked up by small
boats off Magnolia and taken to .the
island, has failed to verify t.he story.
The scho'iner Nat. ..M-ader, which went
ashore at Sab in Willows is fast going
to pieces, ibwi all oho other vessels which
were stranded at this point Have either
been pulled off, or iVs in comfortable
To <'uro ii ?'oltl In One I>ny.
Take Laxative Hromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if It
falls to cure. 25 cents. Sold by J. Al.
F. Trotter, Main street
Doc Tanner Si He Gjessed II
was Ell Right 10 ft] Hi.
m SORRY HE KILLED ORLY 1HO Hit
IIiul Hihi Wlio Hoi Micro lor Ititnlucits
?Didn't Witnf 10 it? Tantallaed til
tiic i.usi iionr-Mlnlns l'ro.sppo*
Ioi-h Jlnd nTo-.iyrli Customer to Ocnl
Seattle, Wash., Fell. 3, 1S0S.
"Hoys, string nie up it you like, but
remember, you are hanging the stead?
iest man with a six-shcoter that ever
came out of Montana. You .--ay it's all
right to hang me, and 1 guess it is. I'm
only sorry 1 did not get the rest of
With there words Cowboy Doc Tan?
ner faced his exocutiom ra on the morn?
ing of January 2. at Vahles Pass. The
men who passed sentence on him were \
the members of a party of Massachu?
setts pro?pecto:s bound for the Copper
River country, Alaska, and the crime
for which Tanner paid the penalty was
the killing of N. A. Call, of Worthlng
totl; Miliri., and AYilliani A. Dec, of
Tlie expedition consisted of -10 men,
and M. A. Tanner had Joined them in
Seattle on their way north, lie was
supplied with an outfit anil taken into
membership, but, unmindful of that
fact, lie was quarrelsome, and so over?
bearing that his companions decided
that he must leave the party. On the
evening of January 1 a meeting was
held in Call's lent, and during the con- ]
ference the statement was made. "We
must get rid of Tanner; let Ulm take
his share of the outfit and shift for |
himself. We are up hero for business,
and we mean what we say." There
were four men at the meeting, and no
sooner had the remark been made than
the Hy of the little tent was pulled
nside. The cowboy stood there, six
shooter in hand.
''Boys, I overheard your talk about
me," he said, deliberately. "I'm here
Defore his victime realized what bad
happened Tanner had shot twice and
the bullets pierced Call and Lee through
the chest. Tanner tired again, lint his
preceding shot had extinguished Ihe
candle and the bullet did no: take ef?
fect. One of the remaining members
crouched '1)01111111 some baggage, and
the other, cutting his way out of the
tent, gave the. alarm. Tanner, sup?
posing .he.three men to be dead, took
a station In some brush and waited.
It was not long before he was sur
"You'd better surrender your gun."
was called out to him. "If you say so,
boys, I'll do It," was his response, and
then be handed over his weapon. The
miners at once convened, and by an
overwhelming majority decided that
Tanner .-'hould be hanged. When noti?
fied of Ihe decision, Tanner observed
that be hoped they would no: tantalize
him by'stringing him up and letting
him down again before he was dead.
He was led out on the snow during tho
early morning. He fearlessly allowed
the rope to be tied about his neck nnd
so met his doom. Tanner was buried
A. C. Lobbe, of San Francisco, who
witnessed the execution, said he never
saw such an exhibition of nerve. Tin
j ner declined to make a Statement other
than to say that at 0 years of age he
I was loft an orphan. Call and Lee had
.Iiidtfc llngner HoldH 'Iliat Congress
Citmiol (?Ivo Honey In Sectarian j
Washington, Feb. 3.?Judge Hagncr,
In the liquily Court to-day made a rul?
ing of far-reaching importance, hold?
ing in effect that it Is unconstitutional
I for Congress to appropriate money for
sectarian institutions. The eour: grant?
ed an Injunction restraining the T ehs
urer of the United state? from paying
to the directors nf the Providence Hos?
pital any money belonging to the
United States or District of Columbia,
in accordance with an ngreemcnl he
two. n ihe Commissioners of th-' District
and the hospital direct irs. The agree?
ment In question was that the Com?
missioners should crcci on the ground
of the hospital a building for the treat?
ment of minor contagious diseases
without expense to the hospital, but
? should be paid out of an appropriation
for that purpose contained In the DIs
i trlct appropriation bill, approved March
3, 1807, and that when the building
j should l?e completed. It should be turn
I ed over to the officers of the Providence
The application for the Injunction
was made by Joseph Rradfleld, win
maintained that the question arising :i
connection with the payment of money
Involved a ptinolple and a precedent
for the appropriation of United States
funds fiir the use and support of re?
ligious societies contrary to the consti?
tution. The case will be, taken to the
Court <>f Appeals.
Children and adults tortured by
burns, scalds'. Injurie?, eczema, or skin
diseases may .?'eure Instant relief by
using De Witt'.? Witch Hazel Solve.
It Is the gleit Pilo remedy. J. M.
Trotter. Norfolk; It. L. Walker, Hrnm
bleton; Trultt & Smith. Uerkley.
Gl? lo Ihe Bei lor nie Monier
oi Striking Cool Moers.
WITNESSES DESCRIBE IDE KILLING
Teacher nnd nu Assistant Nnw th(<
Tragedy rram Their school-tiers
gynieu Nsy Men Wore Mimt in Uio
Illicit-Morles Told by Men Wli?i
Escaped with Tfcelr Uvo.s.
Wllkesb.irre, Pa., Feb. 3, isns.
Taking of leBttmony in the trial of
Sheriff Martin and Iiis deputies began
this morning in the Luzerne County
When court opened District Attorney
Martin made a motion that the Jury be
taken to Lattlmcr, to view the scene
of the shooting, but a.-.< this would occu?
py the entire day, Ihe court denied lite
motion, saying the Jury should be abb;
to get an Idea of the situation from
Attorney McGaliren then presented
the case for the Commonwealth, after
which Andrew Slvcr was called, lie
is i Hungarian, but speak-- excellent
English. He proved the death or Mike
Cexlak, saying that he saw him lying
dead on tiie road at Lattlmcr with a
bullet in hi.* head. Witness said he
saw the sheriff draw his revolver and
heard it snap, and then the shooting
commenced, and the Witness dropped
to the ground to avoid being shot.
?Witness said there was llrst one shot,
then two and then a volley.
The second witnss was John Mahpla,
who was at the time of the strike the
president of the Harwood local union
of the United Mine Workers of Amer?
ica. 'He told of the meeting where It
was agreed to march to Lattlmcr at
the Invitation of the miners there; his
counsels of peace; and tho start the
next day, all the men TValng unarmed.
Witness was the flag bearer. At West
Hazleton they were stopped by the
sheirff. who ordered them, to disperse.
Mahala protested that they wire
breeiking no law, whereupon one of
the deputies grabbed the American Hag
from him and tore it in halves. Con?
tinuing, the witness said:
"The sheriff pointed his revolver, and
threatened to shoot. The deputies
pushed us around with the muzzles
of their guns and swore at us, anil one
struck John F.ustls twice with his gun,
cutting his head and breaking his arm
In two places.
"Then RurgCSS Jones, of West Hazle?
ton, remonstrated with the sheriff, say?
ing that he could keep the peace with?
out using any weapons; that he had
confidence In us, and would let us
march through the streets of his bor?
ough as much as we liked. The sheriff
and Iiis deputies then boarded the cara
and we marched on toward Lattlmcr."
Witness was In the rear of the crowd
when the shooting commenced. By tho
time be reached the froni the shooting
had ended. He saw ten dead men and
a number of wounded ones lying In the
Rev. Father Richard Aust, pastor of
the St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic
Church, chairman ef the prosecuting
committee, was called to prove that
many of the strikers were shot In the
back. He had buried thirteen of the
dead ami looked after a number of thL
Roy. Carl Hauser. pastor of the Lu?
theran Church at Freeland, said he had
examined several and found all of
them were shot In the side or the back.
"I boarded a car," he said, "which
brought ten of the dead and a lot of
the wounded from Wie seme of lite
Bhooting. There was a pile of rifles in
a corner. I said to one of the deputies,
Krank Clark: 'I aim afraid if -eine of
them falling and exploding.' 'You need
n< t be afraid." he said, 'thoy are all
?. unity now.' "
Charles Ouscotit, principal of the Lnt
timer school, a frame building aliottii
six hundred yards 'rom th scene of
the shooting and in full view of ail that
took plaice on the eventful tenth of
September .at l/aittlmer, said he was
reaching sche'd. when bo he-nd an un?
usual noise, and going to the window;
be found that a number of m n. about
eighty, were alighting from an electric
car. They were denutl is.
Miss Coyle, his assistant, also watch?
ed ithem, and walle thoi-" attention was
Ubtls riveted, she pupi's rash d for
the door and got outsil;. Hi* saw the
deputies, line up utvnss the road and.
' then, not satisfied with the position,
itQtey moved ov r :o tie- side of r.e
road and formed b re with riflea ready.
The strikers \ycro by this time roinii g
ov- r tin.- btv-'iv of the hill two or irhrce
hundred yards away. They w*ere
max hing live or six abreast and were
quiet nnd orderly. Wilu-ss could nbt
sei; that 'they carried any wedpQT<s.
They approached slowly, and as they
drew near the sneflff advanced to ????? t
them. As he reach-d th- llrst man, a
dozen or so formed a sort of half cir?
cle around Mm. He did nvtt lu'nr the
Sheriff say anything, nor did he see
him read any paper. A tni'itr.e after
ithe line llrst stopped those- b< hind push?
ed ahead to see what was going on and
igo-t ahead Of the sheriff. .V; that mo?
ment one of t'he d<?>uti.<s stoned out
of the line and advanced t -n >v tw Iv <
paces, as If he was going :?> brave the
oilier deputies, whereupon vne shouted:
"If you do nut; come hock we will shoot
The fellow Jumped bask into th
line, and almost Immediately after tho
witness heard u shot. It came from
i.'iie left of the line of deputies. A mo
?incut latter two more shots were llred,
and then came the volley. As s./in as
tUic volley was fired the strikers ?an
in till d'i reel Ions.
Between the vend and the schoi
hejuse Ufte- n 'men fell, struck down by
shuts llred after Die volley. He saw
one .man slu i: and billed while running
at a distance of one hundred yards
from the road. The shooUng continued
?for two or three minutes. The wlthe:>s
did not ? v any of the ds'iU'tles leave
the line and run after the strikers Do
rtiool them. His nttontimt was wholly
1stItiMi with the wounded man, BOrri-? if
.whom he took Into the school h rise.
Quscoln 'will continue to-inorr?'v.
<>.m; ??nsTA<;i,K hemovmi.
.liipan no l.ougnr oiijcets to Annexas
(fon of llnivali?Stums of,,lit|iancMi?
iu flie Hulled Stales iiimI Hie Ih?
?Washington, 1). C, Feb. 3.-?Jniiun
lias been removed as an element in
the opposition to the consummation of
Hie annexation of the Hawaiian Islands
by Hie United Stales. This result has
been attained by .the conclusion of an
agreement between our Government
and that of Japan, as represented by
.Minister Torn Hoslll, which, by prac?
tically .settling the status of the Japa?
nese in Hawaii, removes the only sub?
stantial difference that has existed be?
tween tiie iwo Governments.
The exact basis of this agreement
has not yet been made public, but tin:
general scope of it Is understood to he
a recognition of the rights of Japa?
nese In Hawaii to claim equal rights
With Japanese In the United Stale.;
after the taking effect or the treaty
with Japan proclaimed In 18115. This
document, which has not been gene?
rally taken into account in the con?
sideration of means for adjusting the
questions that have arisen over lite
status of Japanese in Hawaii, goes
Into effect In July next year, and
among other things It confers lipon
Japanese within tins territory or the
United.:(mates nil the rights accorded
to the citizens of the most favored na?
tion, which, of course, curries with It
lights of naturalization and the ex?
ercise of the rights of franchise. Pre?
suming that annexation is effected, the
Japanese in Hawaii will In 1809 have
the same rights as those In the pies
ent limits of the Unite.I States. All
that remain.! to be llxed Is tin status
of the Japanese dining the tiu,v that
? mur.t elapse between the ratification
of the treaty and the beginning p.f
the operation of the Japanese treaty
or 189?. Inasmuch as the pending an?
nexation treaty provides for the ap?
pointment of a commission to visit Ihe
islands and prepare such legislation as
may be necessary to consummate the
amalgamation of Hie territories, this
last question can easily bo adjusted
along with other details In the bill
I to be reportei to Congress.
,\o it.\< u nowiv.
j Ktitrlmiil PerNlMtN In Ilcr I>einnii<l lor
Opening Die I'ort Of Tu?l.i en* Vt nil.
I London, Feb. it.?on incontrovertible
authority the Associated Press learns
that Great Britain has not backed
down on the question of making Tn
Llen-Wan n free port. The Marquis of
Salisbury, Mr. Curzon, the Parliamen?
tary Secretary of the Foreign Olllce;
the Russian Ambassador and the Chi?
nese Minister each said yesterday, in
conversation, that they had not heard
of any hack down.
The opening of Ta-Hien-Wan, it is
pointed out, was. never made a condi?
tion, in uny sine qua nun sense, in
conn.cct.lon with the loan .to Chltia.
In the preliminary negotiations on that
subject the opening of Ta-Uicn-Wan
was "sketched in neutral tints," Great
Uiitain only suggesting it as one con?
dition favoring a speedy completion of
"the loan. Site never demanded it and,
therefore, in no sense can be said to
have backed down, if the desire was
not persisted In. The question of Ta
L-lcn-Wan is, however, with other sug?
gested condition:! of the loan, still
The he.it of the Russian press on the
subject is In no sense shown by the
Russian Government in Its communi?
cations which have reached' the For?
eign Olllce. Though Russia has pro?
tested and means to continue to pro?
test in the stoutest manner against Ta
bion-Wan being opened by British in?
fluence, She will not curry her protest
to the point of making it n casus belli.
Further, it Is by no means Russia's
intent:..n to close Chinn to other na?
tions, in any concessions made to Rus?
sia by China. The irritation in Great
Britain and ihe disappointment In the
United Stat.s over the so-called back?
ing down of the Marquis of Salisbury
is, therefore, not yet .instilled. Great
Britain Is acting strenuously in favor
of free ports in China and hopes Sin?
ei rely to have tho moral support of
ehe Untied States in tills policy. If
events should push Greri| Britain ^rrim
this position with the prospect of de?
feat therein she will ask for the sup?
port of Washington
iikitimii sum's ix t ii e hast.
Powerful St eel Ztenily for I've in Case
nf na Kin it rare it ry.
Shanghai, Feb. 3.?The Chinese Ga?
zette says Ihe British Indian, Aus?
tralian and Pacific squadrons have
been ordered to be ready to reinforce
the fleet in the far Easti thus giving
tlie British Admiral a fleet capable of
coning witli any combination opposing
"In the meanwhile," udds the China
Gazette, "the British claims In the
Yang-Tse-K:ang will be supported by
it strong squadron stationed at Chusan,
to which place two other warships are
en route. In the event of Russia hoist?
ing tier (lag over the fort at Port
Arthur, .the British Admiral has been
ordered to hoist the English flag over
Ohusan, and the- Japanese lleet will
ascend the Yang-Tse-Kiang so soon as
the river rises.
Albout 7,r,00 Russian artillery and
cavalry and quantities of stores and
munitions have arrived at Klrln, tho
Capital of tho Manchuiian province of
Kilieril mir RgGommenfls
free Use ol me Pruning Knife.
CM SAVE EIGHTY THOUSANO DOLLARS
Heimle Unfavorable ?.> Combi nine i.ee
anil JnekHon IlolitlnyH ? House
Committee Considers Hurley's Jilt I
to Itcguloto Liability or IiiNiiritnco
(Special Dispatch to Tho Virginian.)
Richmond, Vn., Feb. 3, 1898.
The report <?f Ihe committee ap?
pointed to Investigate the expenditures
of appropriations to the public Insti?
tut Inns was made to litt; General As?
sembly to-day. It was brief and to
the point. As will be seen be reading
It. some radical changes are suggested
and the saving, to the Stale, IT the re?
commendations arc carried out, will
amount, to about $80,000 per year.
There is no doubt about the fact that
a bitter war will be made oh the re?
commendations. By to-morrow there
will be a big . I.by here to oppose
certc.ln chhngi i uggestcd. The re?
port Is as follow :
We recommend that the boards of
I visitors of the Western, Eastern, Cen
| iral and Southwestern Slate Hospitals
! he limited to live In number, with un
executive committee from each board
consisting of not more than two mem?
bers of stiL'ii boards, to meet every
two months, the full board of visitors
not to moot oftenor than twice a year.
The above recommendation Is lb be
carried Into effect by amendments to
the proper sections of the Code, legis?
lating the present boards out of ofllce.
We further recommend lb at the pres?
ent Capitol and library police force be
abolished, und that Instead thereof
there ?hall be five pollcemcA .to be ap
I pointer its at preser.l with salaries not
exceeding 510 per month, with two uni?
forms per year, hot to cost over $20
each, said policemen to i be selected;
from veterans of the late civil war as
long as such can be found who are
! competent and able to fill such posi?
Thtlt the superintendents of the re?
spective State Hospitals, to-wlt: The
(?ostern Hospital, the Central Hospi?
tal, the Western Hospital and the
Southwestern Hospital, receive a salary
each of $2.150 with no perquisites, and
that where they occupy buildings on
the ground they shall pay therefor
such amount as may be fixed by the
boards of visitors of tho several hos?
That the first and second nssistant
physicians at the several insane hos?
pitals In the State shall not receive a
salary exceeding $1,200 per year and no
perquisites except board and lodging.
That the third assistant physician shall
nol receive a salary exceeding $000
! per year with board and lodging, but
no other perquisites, The stewards at
each Slate hospital for the insane shall
not receive a salary to exceed $800 per
annum with no perquisites. That the
clerks be allowed it salary not to ex?
ceed $ii00 per year ami board at tho
respective hospitals. Said slerks shall
perform the duties of secretary to the
board of visitors at the respective hos?
pitals. That no engineer shall receive
! a salary to exceed $50 per month or
S0?0 per year, with board at the hos?
The committee recommended .that
the appropriation to the Western State
Hospital be reduced from $100,000 to
$85.000 per annum; that the appropria?
tion to the Kastern Stalte Hospital be
reduced from $70,000 to $(10.000 per an?
num; thtit the appropriation to the
Southwestern State Hospital bo reduc?
ed from $50.000 to $45.000 per annum.
Your committee respectfully recom?
mends to the board of visitors and
superintendents of each asylum that no
! spirituous liquors of any bind be per
J milted to be used at any meeting of the
board or of the executive committee.
That no >person wh.il e an officer of
any of the Statu hospitals shall hold
any ot'her position of honor, .trust or
We redvimmend that the appropriation .
to it toe Virginia Military Institute be
r due tl from $25,000 to $25,000.
I The committee recommend the fol
j lowing reductions In 'the salaries of
employes and oflicers of the Deaf,
i >umb nnd Blind .Institute:
W. A. Howies, from $1,200 to $1.000
, .per annum
<;. D. Enrich, .from $75 to $C5 per
II. M. C-hambcrUn, from $75 ito $65 per
S. C. .I.oi s. from $75 lo $05 per monub.
.Miss Chlstder, from $00 to $50 -per
II. A. Hear, from $75 to $05 per month.
Miss Clay Trout. fii>m $G0 to $50 per
William Berkley, from $75 to $65 per
T. .1. Willlama, m $75 to $65 per
I.. Midas Poimts, from $100 to $75 per
,T. W. McCambridae, from $65 to $60
W. S. GVK>cb, frorn $60 .to $50 ner
10. Ij. Eide, from $100 to $75 per month.
J. B. Miller, from $15 to $50 per
S. S. Fe'.tbaus, from ?4G.25 to $35 per
W. D. Jones. / ocri $16.25 to |35 }>ir
It. F. Petcrflsh, from $16.25 to $35 per
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