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VOL. LV. NO. 66._ NORFOLK VIRGINIAN: SUN D A.Y FEI3RL7?.UY 6. 1898. PRICE TWO GENTS.
CAVENDISH EMPIRE MB EXPEDITION
American * <>ii .;ii Applnnds Froo
Trndo in tltlmvnutl Defends Pro?
tection nt, Homo?Violet tironvlllo
taivcx tlio l.ndiea n Tip on Kprinif
(?Copyright, 1808, by Associated Press.)
London, Feb. 5, 1898.
It is probable that but little further
reliable Information regarding China
will be obtainable until the Ministers
have a chance to round on their assail?
ants during the course of the debate
In Parliament on the address in reply
to the speech from the throne.
The whole Ta-lilon-Wah story never
received a shadow of official sanction.
As cabled to the Associated Press on
Thursday last, Great Britain has never
demanded that Ta-Llen-Wun be made
a trc?,ty port. It was merely one of
the suggested constituents of the bar?
gain, ami if It should be withdrawn It
can only bo because It is a barrier to
the negotiations for .the loan. The ob?
ject of the condition was to checkmate
any scheme, for' the transformation of
Port Arthur' into a closed Russian port,
and the object wus equally secured by
exacting from China and Russia to?
gether a pledge in regard to Port Ar?
thur, similar to the pledge exacted
from them in regard to Corea, before
the evacuation of Port Hamilton, and
this will probably be the upshot. The
scml-olllclal statements distinctly point
thereto, notably the specific assurance
early in the week In regard to the
temporary nature of .the Russian ten?
ure of Port Arthur, which was ac?
companied by the friendly assurance
?that Great Britain Is not bound to
Japan by any warlike alliance. Inj
short, there Is every reason to believe !
that Great Britain does not Intend to
recede an Inch from the position willed
has been officially taken up by Messrs.
Ralfour, Chamberlain and Micks-Beach
In the name of the Murquis of Salis?
In the course of an Interesting ad?
dress at Bradford, bet?re the Chamber
of Commerce of that place, on Thurs?
day last, the United States Consul,
Erastas S. Day, applauded the Marquis
of Salisbury's doctrine of free trade In
China. He said that America had
every sympathy W-lth It and that the
people of Croat Britain and the United
Stales ought to lead In shaping the
world's thought and action. He said
tin y had the opportunity to achieve I
great things; would they unite to j
achieve lasting benefits themselves and I
to the world?
Speaking of the .tariff, Mr. Day said
the overwhelming preponderance of
sentiment in the United States was In
favor of the protective theory. The
Wilson bill, he adtled, hud sickened the
people of tariff for revenue only theory,
and It would not be. wise for the manu?
facturers of Bradford to hope for the
speedy enactment of another "Wilson
bill, "which closed too many mills in
the United States to be retried."
?Tile Cavendish expedition, which Is
about to leave London, Is one of the
most striking examples of how young
and wealthy Englishmen, with a fond?
ness for sport and exploration, combine
the tastes with empire-making. Henry
Cavendish, a relative of the Duke of
Devonshire, has already spent $300,000
In preparations for the expedition. Al?
though nominally private, its aims are
on the upper Nile, where the French
are supposed to be operating, and are
well known to high Government ofll
cials. As ii mutter of fact, the route
adopted was suggested by the chiefs
or die Intelligence department of the
War QRlce, and the Foreign Olllce had
the scheme under considertion for some
weeks. The force which will accom?
pany Mr. Cavendish will be better
armed than any body of men which
has ever entered Africa. It will take
With it .I.IO.flOO rounds of ammunition
and a number of 7-pounder Maxim
rapid fire guns. It will be well pro?
vided against nil surprises.
/Mr. Cavendish expects to reach the
Tipper Nile in three or four months,
and may continue to Khartoum after
the Dervishes have been beaten.
Lady Violet Grevllle. whoso tips on
the fashions ate always accepted as
gospel, writes from Paris, saying that
velvet will reign supreme this spring
In the fashionable world. She says:
"Velvet in every style, shade and
color, black, cornflower-blue, sapphire,
silver-grey, sholt witlt gold and a host
of other startling shades." Continuing,
Lady Grevllle describes u number of
velvet cosluir^s which are being made
for the Princess of Wales and the
Queen Regent of Spain.
NEW G>AMULING PARADISE.
Chicago Teople Buy a Canadian Is?
land for Sporting Purposes.
Chicago, 111., Feb. 5.?The Journal to?
Michael C. McDonald Is at the head
of a parly of Chicago people who have
purchased Fighting Island, eight miles
from Detroit, and on Canadian soil,
for the purpose of establishing there a
regular American Monte Carlo. There
Is a capitalization, of $2,000,000 behind
The scheme is to construct at once
?a race track on the Island. With the
race track- going all sorts of gumbllng
games are to be put In operation.
If ever a light between Corbott and
Fltzslmmons Is arranged on attempt
will be made to pull It off on the island.
It was there that George TP. Consldine.
of Detroit, wanted to have the fight for
which he recently secured Corbett's
NHOKTAUE IN TUE TREASURY.
Recount or Cash Sbow? 'Mint $85? Is
Missing rrom tbo Vaults.
Washington, D. C, Fob. 6.?A re?
count of 'the treasury cash, which -was
complcued late 'this afternoon, dis?
closed a shortage of $S59. Tire recount
was made necessary by the appointment
in June of Mr. Ellis H. Ilaberts as
United States Treasurer in place of
Mr. D. N. .Morgan, and was begun on
July 1st. Since that time ?.Wout $797,
000. 000 In. cash has ibeen counued. No
errors or shortages of importance were
discovered unttH the Treasury Commit?
tee had begun work in silver vault No.
1, 'In 'which there were 103,653,000 stand?
ard dollars. A colored man named iMar
?tlri, employed as a 'laborer, was v>ne day
?discovered in the coa.l and wood base?
ment under suspicious circumstances,
and a search resulted in the Unding of
a number of silver dollars which, pre?
sumably, he had abstrvacted from some
of the bags. Martin was arrested and
made a confession, admitting that he
had taleiii twenty-eight dollars, . r
which ho had substituted lead. The
court Imposed a line of $50, und Manbih
was released. This admission cast sus?
picion upon 'the entire contents of the
vault, and a count by handling each
Individual piece was ordered. On Sep
lemibM- 10th, twenty-eight expert count?
ers and a force of la'borers and verifiers
untUr the direction jot Mr. G. C. Banco,
assistant cashier, began the work of
counting the contents of this vault. The
time employed, therefore, was nearly
five months, the counters working eight
hOUVS each day. The shortage of $S59
?will be made good -by Mr. 'Morgan, the
retiring treasurer. 'It is 'probable, how?
ever, as has been done In similar
cases, that Congress will make an ap?
propriation in Mr. Morgan's favor, cov?
ering the amount.
A ?MIKA I. i i l it i dl t RETIRE".
Fnllier und Non on Kullrcd Lint With
IllgllCHt Km i! 1, In tlx' .Vll'fy.
"Washington, D. C, Feb. 5.?Admiral
Sclfrldgc, who has Just relinquished
the command .'of the European station,
will go upon the retired list of the navy
with the close of to-day, having readi?
ed tho age llxed by law. The event is
entirely prcullar In our naval history
in that there will then be presented
the spectacle of a father and non both
on the retired list on account of age,
after having reached the highest grade
In the navy. The father. Thomas O.
Sclfrldgc, Is now living in Washington,
having retired in 1S66 after thirty-six
and a half years service, and Ids name
now heads the naval retired list. The
son, likewise named Thomas O. Sel
frldge, will have forty-live years to
his credit when he retires to-day.
GIRES AGAINST YALE.
Young Men Advised to Avoid Tempta?
tion to Acquire the Drink Habit.
New York, Feb. 5.?<A>t the close of
?the ninth annual convention of the
Young Women's Christian Temperance
Union In New Jersey, held In Jersey
City to-day, a r.-solution was adopted to
the effect that In view of the disclos?
ures of the extensive sale of liquor -to
situden'ts 'of Yale, in New Haven, the
members of the uivion would use their
?Influence to dissuade all young men
of their acquaintance who are contem?
plating a college'cmirse to seloct some
Other institution, "whore 'they may be
surrounded by a 'more healthy, mural
atmosphere and subjected to fewer
A resoltVion was also adopted con?
demning bicycle riding on Sunday, and
another In commendation of the christ?
ening of Die Japanese warship at Phil?
adelphia wKhtjut the use of trine.
STRIKERS CANNOT AG remis WITH
TH EI R FJM PHOY E R S.
Fall River, Mass., Feb. 5.?A confer?
ence was held to-day by Agent A. B.
Chase and Superintendent P. A. Mat
th'aon, of the King Philip mills, and
ex-Secrettiry Robont, Howard find Sec?
retary Th'r*mas O'Donntdl, of the Mule
Spinners Association. At the conclusion
of che conference, Secretary O'Donnell
said the srluattori remained unchanged,
Mr. Chase refusing to make any con?
CAPTAIN CA'RTER'S DEFENSE.
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 5.?The defense
In the trial by court-martial of Capt.
O. W. Carter. U. S. A., had an op?
portunity to-day to get in tome docu?
mentary evidence in favor of the ac?
cused and promptly accVpted it. To?
day it was shown by the documentary
evidence found In Captain Carter's
oin.ee that Eleiitenant-Colonel A. A.
Oilmore in 1S02 and is:s3 advertised /or
periods of only fifteen or twenty days.
SIX FIREMEN KIEIjED.
Boston, Feb. 5.?Six firemen, includ?
ing a district chief, a captain and a
lieutenant, were killed at a lire here
thi? morning, which burned out the
interior of a fire-story building on
Merrlmac street, occupied by G. W.
Rent & Co., manufacturers of beds,
bedding, etc. Four other firemen were
buried In the ruins, but they escaped
with more or loss serious injuries.
Chicago, Feb. 5.?Congressman Henry
S. Bauteile, cf in? Six'th District, who
was elected to 1111 the unexpired term
of Congressman Edward Cook, deceased,
was to-ntgh't nominated by the Repub?
licans of his district to succeed him?
What pleasure la there in life with
a headache, constipation and bilious?
ness? Thousands experience them who
could become perfectly healthy by using
De Wilt's Little Early Rlsers.^the fam?
ous little pills. J. M. Trotter, Norfolk;
R. E. W.tlker, Bram'olc'ton; Trultt &
?itizens ol Dp Pill i Sol
?ieis lo Ente um.
NO CIVIL GOVERNMENT IN THE TERRITORY
l.ar;,c Number of Crluiliinls Floclttnt;
to tho Country lo Prey on Honest
9lincrs-Tvt-o .11 en Hilled by n JBurs
lender-C.tiSOUa Will Try Iho Blur*
Skaguay, Alaska, Jan. 31,
Via Seattle, Wash., Feb. 5.
A petition has been circulated here
and ut Dyea asking the War Depart?
ment 10 send 300 troopj-ficre that law
and order may be preserved. The pe?
tition is signed by nearly all the best
clement. It (reads as follows:
"To the Honorable Secretary of War,
Washington, D. C.S
"Wo, the undersigned citizens and
business men of Alaska, respectfully
petition and set forth:
"That there is an extraordinary con?
dition of affairs existing at and near
Dyea and Skaguay, Alaska, which calls
for prompt attention from the proper
"As a result of recent discoveries of
gold in and near Dawson City, N. W.
T., Canada, during the past two years,
there Is an enormous tush of people to
that country from all parts of the world,
and It is estimated that there will be
2fi0,000 people start for the gold fields of
Aiask'a and the Northwest Territory,
Canada, during the present year, and
not less than 7? per cent, wilt attempt
to get In by way of tho Chlkoot and
White Pases. Even at this early day
the full capacity of every steam and
sailing ship on the Pacific coast is taxed
to its utmost capacity to carry the pas?
sengers and freight that Is being of?
fered, and they are beinpr dumped off
at these two points at the number of
300 a day, which will soon be largely in?
"In view of the fact that there Is no
local civil gove:nment In the Territory
of Alaska, and no one with sulllclent
authority to prevent crime and disorder,
and in view of the larRO number of tho
undesirable and criminal class who are
now Hocking to our community to prey
upon the unwary and Innocent pilgrim,
and in order to have some one with
sulllclent authority and In sufficient
numbers to prevent disorder and block?
ades on the trials leading to the lakes,
Linderman and Dennett, and to protect
th* property of the citizens of the
"And. believing this lo be nn extra?
ordinary emergency, we believe that
marital law should be declared in all
this part of Alaska, comprising the
communities of Dyea and Skattuay and
the trails leading therefrom lo the In?
ternational boundary, and that suffi?
cient troops, not less than 300, be Im?
mediately dispatched to these points
to enforce the laws and preserve order."
A double murder occurred here at
2 o'clock this morning. Deputy United
States Marshal .T. M. Rowen, formerly
City Marshal of Mont Vernon, Wash.,
and Andrew MeGrath, a native of
Concord, Ont., were shot and killed In
Juke Rice's variety theatre by Ed. Fay,
a bar tender. Fay Is being guarded by
a committee of citizens.
To-morrow he will be tried by a
committee of twelve persons. Judicial
forms will he followed as closely as
possible. It Is the general opinion that
if found guilty Fay will be hanged.
The theatre has been closed by the citi?
zens. The murder had a sad sequel
In the death of Rowen's wife nnd child,
which was born a short time previous
to the murder of its father. Rowen
was on his way to obtain medical as?
sistance for his wife when the shooting
The shooting grow out of a brawl,
in which McCSrath was a participant.
He left tho place and appealed to
Rowen, who, in the capacity of nn
ollicer. went to the theatre to investi?
gate the matter.
CUEMTOAL, RAINK'S PROFITS.
New York, Feb. ?.?President Wil?
liams, of the Chemical National Bank,
when asked to-day whether there were
any further developments ?? in the
Quinlan-?llver-arablc matter, said:
I "We have been perfectly frank In
taking the public into our confidence
and telling '.item of our losses through
Air. Quinlan's loans. It is ho more
than right that the public should look
at the other side of the account, which
is that our profits the past year were
over SI, 100.000. and that we can soon
make up these losses and have still
a handsome investment for the for?
SUPPLIES FOR DESTITUTF. AD?
MITTED FREE OF DUTT.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 5.?A tele?
gram has been received at the State
Department from Consul-General Lee
at Havana stating that the Govern?
ment there consents to the admission
of supplies for the destitute and suf?
fering Cubans into any Cuban port,
free of duty.
TWO MORE POSTMASTERS.
Washington, D. C. Feb. 5.?Fourth
class postmasters have been appointed
as follows: Virginia?Fields, Con way
G. Hutcheson; LanesviHe, William T.
To Cure n Cold In One liny.
Take T/axutive Bromo Quinine Tablets
All druggists refund the money if It
fulls to cure. 25 cents.
Iis lo Be Taxen Ii Ii m sev
eniy Five Doiins.
HOUSE PUSSES A RETRENCH BILL
Hcualorn Talk rt ?Ji-ont Deal About
Caicins Down Expanses?l'urtibuii
f*i?j* lliat Villi?* Aro t.oou in
William? Unites Appointment*.
(Special Dispatch to The Virginian.)
Richmond, Va., Feb. 5, 1S98.
Tho House Committee on Finance
this afternoon considered the Pllcher
and Dlggs bills providing a -tax upon
fishing nets. Many tidewater people
interested in tho fish industry were
present. Some of them had been In the
city for several days, working lit oppo?
sition to the bills mentioned.
The committee took up the Dlggs bill.
Tiiis measure was regarded by the tide?
water men as one that, If adopted,
would place a proliloltory tax on the
fishermen, and Instead of bringing reve?
nue Into the State Treasury would
practically break up the llsh Industry.
The committee apparently took the same
view of the matter, for It war, decided
to report a substitute bill, ot" which Mr.
Cralg will bo the patron. This act places
u tax of $20 on purse nets carried by
balling vessels; $',3 on those carried by
steamers, and from $2 to $10 on pound
nets. A tax of $l.GO is placed upon each
It Is estimated that this bill will bring
$10,000 annually Into the State Treasury.
A bill was offered In the House by
Mr. Cooke to provide a specific license
tax on the slot machines that arc in
such common use in saloons, lie pro?
poses to tax each one of them $2.n0 per
year. War ban been made on these ma?
chines in many cities, and In some of
them they have been driven out.
Nearly the whole time of the House
was taken up to-day in discussing the
bill to regulate the salaries of iii? State
olllcl?ls und their employees. A few
changes were made and the measure
was passed. The bill cuts down the
pay of the two auditors, treasuter, at?
torney general, secretary of the com?
monwealth, superintendent of public
printing, superintendent of public in?
struction, ami superintendent of the
penitentiary. It abolishes the position
of register of land office and cuts down
the appropriations for clerks of the de?
partments. The biggest reduction Is
for clerk hire In lite first auditor's office,
which Is cut to the extent of about
$1,000. There will be a big fight on this
bill in the Senate.
Considerable debate was bad In the
Senate over a motion to refer the report
of the commllKe that Investigated the
expenditures by public Institutions to
the Finance Committee. Mr. Ople was
In favor of considering the report on
the floor of the Senate. Messrs, Flood,
Wiclchnm, Sou the. 11, Lotcher and Mush
bach advocated reference. They wanted
the opportunity given for i lull investi?
gation of the condition of the Treas?
ury befote any appropriations wore cut.
Mr. Flood made a strong speech against
the recommendation to abolish the De?
partment of Agriculture. Mr. Turnbull
slid he though: the Agricultural De?
partment was a farce, and th" farmers
of Brunswick wanted It abolished. Mr.
Mcllwaine moved to amend the motion
so as to refer that part of the repott
concerning (he Department of Agricul?
ture to the Committee on Agriculture,
that portion of It :ecommeinliiig- that lUe
position of register of lands office to the
Committee on General Laws, and the
balance of the report to the Committee
on Finance. This was accepted, and the
report accordingly referred.
The Turn bull bill in telntion to the
sale of delinquent lands came up is a
special order, and the patron explained
how the'act would operate. During bis
remarks, Mr. Turn bull said something
about the prosperous condition of the
people of his county.
"I would like to as>k the gentleman
when the wave of prosperity struck
Brunswick," remarked Mr. Flanagan.
"When the prie s of tobacco went up
higher than they have been in *^ix
years," replied Mr. Ttiriibull.
"And when wheat sold for $1 a
bushel," suggested Mr. Flanagan.
"Yes; when thcSS-price of wheat In?
creased," added Brunswick Sena?
"All of which was .hi- So the Dlngiey
bill," was the sarcastic comment of Mr.
"I will say," went on Mr. Turtvbull.
' that much of this talk about hard
times has no foundation In foot. I can
say "that the ?ond'.'tlon of my people
is better than it hns been In fifteen
years." (Applause -by Mr. Flanagan).
Mr. Turnbull was asked many ques?
tions by Senatoi-s concerning the pro?
visions of his bill. He gave apparently
Mr. Munford said he had not had
lime -to examine it he 'bill as carefully
as he would like lo do. He sugg;st
cd that the measure -be ordered to its
engrossment -buit that -the Veite be not
considered In order that if any Senators
on 'Monday dssfaed to offer amendments
this cJould be done.
QUr. Turnhull readily consented to
this proposition and -the bill was or?
dered tip Its engrossment!.
On January 1st the Senate adopted
refcoliDilons highly complimentary of
Hon. B. C. Kent, the retiring Dk-u tenaiK
Governor. The resolutions have been
handsomely engrossed by Professor G.
M. Smit'.ideal. The work was displayed
In the Senate chamber 'this morning
and was greatly adwrired. Clerk Ji>
Boph Button win forward at once the
The antl-Trndlng Stamp hill was to
have 'been considered by the Senate
Committee on General Lews this .morn?
ing hut In view (vf the hnp?rtan?e of
the subject it was decided to 'post?
pone the consideration of the measure
until Monday night at 8 o'clock 'when
a special mealing w ilt be held to hear
all persons Inter sled.
Chairman John 10. Mason, of the
special committee on Retrenchment and
Reform, reported favorably to the Sen?
ate 06-day the Barksdalo 'bill looking
to amending the constitution so as to
abolish county n?ul circuit and to s?4>
sl'Hutc district courts of not 'less than
twenty nor 'more than thk'ty in the
Salute. It Is woi'thy of remark that the
chairman of thts dcnumittiee who made
the report was yesterday elected a cir?
cuit judge. Jf the proposition should
be approval by the people It will be
four or live years before Ihe change
in the Judicial system could be mode
and Judge Mason will have at least
a few years to preside over the courts
of h'ls circuit. '
Grand Commander John J Williams,
of the Grand Caan?. Confederate Vete?
rans, lias appoint' il Judge George L.
Christian, of this city, chairman or the
Ills lory Committee, to succeed Colonel
John Glissons, resigned. He has also
appointed the (Rev. 'S. Taylor Martin,
of Puraskl, ,on the committee to suc
c.T-d Coloirfl James N. Stnbhs. The
Rev. Mr. Marlin 'is a Presbyterian min?
ister and a man if gn at ability.
MATTEK or I.I I-11 ami Ol.A III.
Reduction Of Wngsa !Veeco!k!iitr.v lollio
tlx Intone* of Northern Cotton
Boston, M iss., Feb. 5.--T. Jefferson
Coolldgc, treasurer of the Amoskchg
Milli-i, of Manchester, has returned from
a trlii to Florida. He says of the gen?
eral mill situation:
"On the maintenance of the reduc?
tion in wanes dcpeiius the existence of
the New Engl mil mills, and Striking
against a reduction is a mistake on Ihe
part of ihe operatives who are attempt?
ing to kill the goose that lays tin? golden
egg. If the mill bauds desire to be out
of employment they are taking the right
I course In striking.
"Neaily all tlie Southern mills tiro
prosperous, The. biggest mills are earn?
ing large dividends, 'but are rarely pay?
ing 11 per cent., as they are reserving
their excess p'.ollts to Increase their
"The Southern mills gel some advant?
age from che.-i per coal and cheaper cot?
ton, hut the wage question Is the groll?
est factor In 'their fact' ry. if it were not
for the lower wages paid In (he South,
our mill.-'could compete with them with?
"Soulhern mills, having been built
liter, are superior to the average
Northern mill. Tlie best Southern oper?
atives turn out just is much work as
the Northern operatives, ami are Just
I Eighteen Inch Balk Eine Something
New in Billards.
New York, Feb. G.?Nearly every
billiard enthusiast of note in this city
and vicinity war; at Madison Square
j Concert Hall to-night to witness the
contest between George Slosson, the
champion billiard player, and Jake
Schaefer, of Chicago, who met, there
to decide who was the better player at
the newly formed g-rhe of eighteen
inch balk line billiards.
The intricacies of the wide balk line
game were never made more apparent
than In to-night's game. Each man
was on his mettle, 'but 'the slowness of
the scoring in the game made it evi?
dent that the eighteen inch balk line,
with its condition of one shot in Space
Is one ca leu kited to puzzle the most
expert players At the end of Ihe 11 fib
inning the score stood: Schaefer, 340;
EARTHQUAKE IN THIS WEST.
Lynchburg,Va.,Feb. 5.?A distinct earth?
quake shock was felt hero to-day about
!! o'clock. Specials to the News show the
disturbance was through southwest Vir?
ginia, Bedford City reporting that a loud
explosive Bound, differing from the usual
rumbling, preceded the shook.
Pulaski, East Bad ford, Wytlvville,
Herford City. Salem and various Other
points In Southern Virginia report hav?
ing experienced an earthquake shock
ibis afternoon. There is general agree?
ment that the duration was about three
seconds, and the Hmo a few minutes af?
ter 3 o'clock. N'j damage reported.
VIGOROUS REPLY TO A DIPLOMA?
Madrid, Feb. 5. -?El Hero Ida says
that General Stewart E. Woodford, the
United S'tates Minister, .to-day pre?
sented an official note tu the Spanish
Government ,tp which Premier Sagas
ta responded in vigorous terms.
Tiie work on the naval nrmamc Is
Is being actively rushed, and the Span?
ish squadron will proceed shortly for
the Canary Islands.
KILE-ED IN A SLEIGH.
Saglna'tvS Mich., T'cOi, fit?,Iu9t be?
fore it o'clock ?.Iiis evening a Michigan
Central passenger train from Detroit
run down a sl.igh containing a man
and three women at the Sheridan ave?
nue crossing. The man and two of
the women were killed and the third
woman badly injured.
FE LEOW-SER V .VNT RIEE PASSED.
Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 5.?The Senate
has passed t'he Fellow-Scrvent bill In?
troduced by Senator Qoobel, of Coving
ton, by 16 to 10, after a prolonged fight.
The bill is far-reaching In its effects
39 to liability of corporations for dam?
ages. Under its terms action may be
recovered for negligence of any or all
employees of railroads.
t'atnrnli In Ihe lloail,
tint troublesome and disgusting disease,
may be entirely cured by a thorough
course of Hod's Sarsaparllla, the great
HOOD'S PILES cure nausea, sick head?
ache, Indigestion, biliousness. All drug
, gists, 25c. >
in ill Pis? Diel.
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Berlin, Fob. 0, 1S9S.
The freedom which tho Bclchtag and
tho Prussian diet conceded this week to
tho agrarians, who formulated numerous
wishes and complaints. Is significant.
Tho minister of agriculture, Buron Von
llntnmorstcln-Loxtcn, promised tho gov?
ernment would grunl as many of their
demands as possible. At tho moment ho
was milking this declaration measures
were preparing to stop tho Imports of
American fruit and tho UocroQ In that con?
nection hud alreudy been Issued.
The cnllro liberal1press openly disap?
proves of tho policy and asserts
it was a government trick to
obtalll tl>o vote of the agra?
rians for Emperor William's naval bill.
The leading! commorclul journals point to
tin: ill-will 1ml Indignation such measures
aie hound lo produce in America, and to
the futility/of prohibiting the Importation
of an nrili/le Germany does not produce
with sullloloncy. The newspapers claim
tile only result will be that fruit will bo
Imported from the south of Europe at a
higher com than Is now being paid for
Several of the newspapers express tho
opinion thui the decree will not bo perma?
nent, and thai It was only Intended as a
temporary act of retaliation for Amerlcun
treatment of German sugar. Inquiry
made' at the foreign olllco and at tho
Prussian agricultural department, how?
ever, shows tho steps taken lo be only
forerunners of others of moro Importance
tie' government having concluded that
something must be done lo gratify tho
agrarian demand for retaliation on tho
United States. There, was an exempllll
catioh In tbo Belchtug on Tuesday, when
l?r. Hahn, u friend of Prince .Bismarck,
demanded tho prohibition of American
horses, claiming the Imports hud Increased
In 1S?7 to 4,279,1100 marks, and that some?
thing must bo done to show Ihoso over?
hearing Americans that un energetic Ger?
man government exists. Tbc views of tbo
Prussian cabinet lire gaugeublo by ibo
declaration made yesterday by the minis?
ter of agriculture, Baron Von llainmer
Stclll-fiOXtcn, in tbo diet, who declared
that American horses developed Influenza
It is said that Prince Maximilian, of
Paileii who lias hitherto llutly refused to
marry, will shortly bo betrothed to Prin?
cess Pauline of Wurtcmbiirg, In whoso
honor Emperor Francis Joseph gave a big
court ball a week ago.
M l it t;i Y A ThNOICK.
KO NlglllflcnnflO Altiiclli-d lO Ilm ' net
4,1 a M, i < Im m ( Mi i p Accompany lug
Ihn Hnanlsii Torpedo ItoolN.
Washington, Feb. 5.?At the Spanish le?
gation no signlllcanee Is ultuched to tbo
sending of a merchant ship along with
the torpedo tlotllla which is about to cross
the Atlantic. It Is said at the legation
that the sending of the torpedo bouts baa
been contemplated for a long time and
has been repeatedly announced through
the press. They are, however, small craft
lo undertake the hardship of un ocean
voyage, and It Is essential Hint they 1?
accompanied by a larger vessel to servo
as a. transport for extra supplies, particu?
larly coal, which the liny craft can not
curry In sulllclent quantities for a long
voyage. The merchant vessel will servo
merely us a transport; She belongs to a
merchant company having a large num?
ber of ships, so that one of them can bo
readily spared for this service. AH of
these ships in-long lo the auxiliary navy
and are subject to call at any time. Tho
one now being brought Into service Is a
small affair, by no means formiduble, and
useful mainly for currying supplies.
COM Iii NE OF SiL-VEB FOBCES.
Washington. Feb. 5.?The Populists nnd
silver Republicans held a conference lust
night Which was generally ntlcnded by
members of these parties In both houses
of Congress. After a discussion of tho pre?
sent situation In politics It was determin?
ed lliut. the two parties, while maintaining
separate organizations, would work to?
gether in the coming campaign and en?
deavor to avoid nominations which would
conflict. Uoih organisations will endeav?
or also to work with tho Democrats in,
order that a solid combination of all or?
ganizations iniiy be made against the
ROUGH EXPERIENCE OF A STEAM?
St. Johns N, Vi, Feb. 5.-Tho British
steamer Addlnglon, Captain Ilarland,
nine days from Baltimore, for Bergen,
.Norway, with 0,0Q0 bushels of rye, has ar?
rived lure with li'-r bow stove in by ah
Ice Hoe. The accident occurred off Capo
Buco'yesterday, ? when the ship was em?
bayed in an lco floe, sonio of her plates
driven in and her forepeak filled with wu
ler. On Monday her decks were iiwept
by heavy seas in a gale, during which her
lifeboats were smashed and deck gear
carried away. She will probably go into
dock for repairs.
M?NS. McCOLGAN DEAD.
Daltlinorc. Fob. 5.?Monslgnor Edward
McColgan, by virtue of his title as hon?
orary member of the Pontifical household,
vlcnr-goiiciul of Hie urchdlocese of Bal?
timore, and for more than half a century
pastor of St. Peters Catholic Church,
Popplcton and Ilolllns streets, died at
8:15 o'clock this morning at the priests'
residence adjoining the church. He was
aged SO years.
FORTIFICATION BILL PASSED.
Washington, Feb. 5.?Tho House to-day,
during Its entire session, had under con?
sideration the bill making appropriations
for fortifications and coast defenses. Blt
tle Interest seemed to bo manifested In
the proceedings, less than one-half of the
members being present during tho ses?
sion. The bill was passed, carrying
Jl.l-H.912, against $9,617,111 last year.
London, F*tL 5.?Tho British nteamer
Mab, Captain i\asmussen, from Newport
Nows. JanuaryV IS, for Havre, passed
Prawlo Point to-day and signalled that
hor propeller was loose. (
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