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THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS
Senators Seem to Enjoy the
OLD STRAW THRESHED OVER
Io the Attempt to Abolish Sectarian
The House Anuses Itself With Discussion ol
the Income Tsx Decisslon, but
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—The senate
had a lively session today, apparently
relishing: the work in open session after
the protracted struggle behind closed
doors on the treaty. At the outset a
resolution by Cameron of Pennsylvania
was unanlmusly adopted expressing
sympatny with Greece Id the present
Quay sought to bring forward the bill
for a commission to look Into labor prob
lems, but It was soon displaced by a vote
of 31 to 28, to take up the Indian appro
priation bin. The latter measure led to
two animated discussions, first on silver
and then on sectarian schools. A pro
vision that certain Indian payments
shall be inr.de In silver, In accordance
with treaty requirements, led Allen to
comment on a prevision for a "fifty-cent
dollar" coming from gold men on the
app'opriatlons committee. The debate
brought up considerable campaign remi
niscence. The sectarian schools ques
tion was revived. Lodge of Massachu
setts asserted that the senate committee
had reported an amendment reversing
the policy of last year for the abandon
ment of sectarian schools alter July I,
1107. Senator Gallinger opposed the
amendment, and Senators Hawley, Til
ler, Pettlgrew, Allison, Allen and Hoar
supported it, on the ground that the
government facilities for Indian educa
tion would not permit a sudden change.
The debate on this Item and en the bill
was not concluded when the senate ad
Allison, chairman of the committee on
appropriations, appealed to the senate
to allow the consideration of appropria
tion bills, and asked Quay especially to
let the commission bill go over. He then
asked unanimous consent to take up the
Indian appropriation bill.
Quay objected, and said the bill was in
charge of Perkins of California. If he
consented to have It go over Quay would
consent. He called attention to the fact
that It was being pressed by the great
labor Interests of the country.
Perkins said that if the opponents of
the bill would consume as little time as
its friends a vote would be had in thirty
Mr. Aldrlch of Rhode- Island, Republi
can, said he considered the bill utterly
After considerable sparring, the In
dian appropriation bill was taken up,
34 to 28.
When the- Item directing the payment
of the annuities to Pottawottamies In
silver was reached Allen if Nebraska.
Populist, made it the text for a speech ot:
the silver question. He wanted to know
why the'sa*cnlJiJ sound money men of
the eomml'l-e hod Insisted on paying
there benighted Indians In "fifty-cent
Several senators explained that this
provision was In accordance with treaty
Piatt observed that by the efforts oi
the Republicans the sliver dollars were
as good as *old dollars.
Wilson said the Nebraska senator had
threshed over some of the issues of thc
late campaign. He wished to say the
free coinage of silver was not the only
Issue in the campaign, and that a plank
in that platfoim which excited much op
position was that it differed from seces
sion In degree only. Jefferson Davis
had said: 'TH take my state out of the
Union." Governor Altgeld bar? said;
"The United State's shall no: come Int..
my state." and the Chicago platform en
dorsed him. The question of law and
order entered into the campaign
Allen replied by discussing the plat
form declaration regarding the supri m
court, which, he said, he indorsed. Ri -
ferring to the income tax decision he
said that a certain justice of the supreme
court owed It to the world to show why
he changed front on that case. AHeii
declared that the justice would go into
history under a cloud uniess he explain
The conference report on the agricul
tural appropriation bill was agreed to
and consideration of the Indian appro
priation bill was continued. The ques
tion of sectarian Indian schools came up
in connection with the Item appropriat
ing 11,200,000 for school purposes. Lodge
said the senate committee had proposed
an amendment which reversed the en
tire policy as to sectarian schools adopt
ed last year. The committee amend
ment is as follows:
Provided, that the secretary of the
interior may make contracts with con
tract schools, appropriating as near us
may be the amounts so contracted for,
among schools of various denomlnatioi
for the education of Indian pupils during
the fiscal year 1898, but shall only make
■nch contracts at places where non-sec
ools cannot be provided for
n children, and to an amount
ling forty per cent of the
o used for the fiscal year 1896
further, that the foregoing
ipply to public schools ot any
Itory, county or city, or to
rein or hereafter specifically
lid this amendment sought to
t congress had deliberately do
upon as the future policy of
for gradually abolishing sec
ouls. After full discussion las:
ndian bill provided that sects
ols wore to be discontinued
1, lS9i. Now this amendment
Oese schools into life and attain
re-opened the whole question
It was brought here In absolute disre
gard of ihe action of congress last year
Ihe policy of last y ea i was the'true
American policy, Lodge - aid
Teller of Colorado, Republican, said he
opposed sectarian schools, but he sup
ported the amendment b, cause Yt ' U
£?r nV° comlnu * »hesectariansehoo"
r yta [ or twn ra 'her than turn he
Indian school children out of school as
the government was not prepared to
furnish sufficient *~„,„., fad;./,;" ' U
Gallinger, Republican of New v, , v
said the senate vas confronted -in, t '
same old plea that the Indian oV l n
would be turned out of school Ho"
land had settled this question 300 year,
ago and yet the United States senate
at the close of the nineteenth century
was threshing over the old question of
separating church and state How
many centuries would it take to sett
this question? Every church denom
ination in the country, say one refused
to go on with this sectarian policy
"Which one does the senator refer to?"
asked Mr Allen.
"The Roman Catholic church " an
swered Mr. Gallinger. "I have no con
cealments. I do not arralryi that church
but I merely recite a fact of history " '
Mr. Pettlgrew, in charge of the bin.
said the amendment was In line with the
jn'licy of gradually abolishing sectarian
schools. We were approaching the
end. but by radical action thousands of
Indian children were to be turned out
of school. The senator said this opposi
tion came from the Indian Rights asso
ciation, which had its center In Massa
chusetts, and he was tired, he sn.d. of
the "contemptible hypocrisy" of that
Lodge, referring to Pettigrew's state
ment, spoke of the emine nt standing nf
the Indian Rights association. He said
also that his opposition was not directed
against any one church. He did not be
lieve money should be appropriated for
a Presbyterian school or a Methodist
school, or any other particular church.
No sect, as such, should receive gov
ernment money. Because the Roman
Catholic was the only sect to which the
appropriation applied, it did not justify
the suggestion of Ullberallsm. Nor
did It justify the suggestion of the sen
ator from Connecticut (Hawley) that
this was an "attack" upon any pariic
ular church and was inspired by dema
goguery. The public money should be
spent for public purposes, w!*nou; re
gard to creed or religion.
Teller controverts! the statement ef
the Washington senator that educated
Indians went back to the breei'hclout
and the blanket. Educatloi had done
Pettlgrew added that a full-b'.codet'
Sioux Indian was sitting In th? senate
gallery who was a graduate from Am
herst college and of the Massachusetts
Mr. Hoar reviewed the history of de
nominational schools among the iTrdf
ans, saving that tile system had been
Inaugurated by Gen. Grant. liut he
declared that Gen. Grant himself would
have been as prompt as any one else
would have been to drop tne system upon
the discovery of abuses. The senator
paid a high tribute to his former towns
man of Worcester, Mass., Dr. Cor.aty,
now rector of the Catholic university
and spoke- of the letter's adtlress or oun
ing here us a lofty expression fei adher
ence to the constitution.
It was agreed that a vote on the school
item should be taken tit 1 p. m. Monday
The Indian bill was then laid aside.
Washington. Feb. 20,—Senator
Cameron presented a resolution express
ing sympathy with Greece, as follows:
Resolved. That the senate of the l'nlt
ed States, being mindful of the sympa
thy for the United States expressed by
the Greeks In time of their war for Inde
pendence, now extends like sympathy to
the government of Greece with Its inter
vention In behalf of the people of the
island of Crete for the purpose of free
ing them from the tyranny of foreign
oppressors and to restore peace with the
blessings of Christian civilization to
that distressed Island.
The resolution was agreed to.
Mr. Piatt said the execution of four
men in Indian territory next Tuesday
turned on the action of the senate on the
bill regulating judicial procedure ther<
and he would therefore press for final
The bill was passed granting a right of
way through the Spokane military res
ervation to the' St. Paul. Minneapolis
and Manitoba Railroad company.
At 5:16 p. m. the seriate held a short
executive session and then adjourned.
IN THE HOUSE
Warm Debate by Which No Conclusion Was
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20 —The house
spent tin' day. In discussing the general
deficiency bill, which was not finished.
There was a warm debate over an
amendment by Heipkins. Republican, of
Illinois, to take out the item of |12,t00
to pay members o£ the Fifty-third con
gress' for amountl withheld frem their
salaries for absence. In accordance with
a rub.' adoptee? by that congress. Mr.
Hopkins said that Speaker Crisp had
enforced that rule to hold a quorum, and
Democrats should not apply to a Re
publican house tor reimburse ment. Mr.
Hopkins carried his peiir.t, 113 to 3.">. Just
before adjournment, McMillan, Demo
crat, of Tennessee, renewed an attack
by him upon Justice Shlras of the su
preme court for his part in the income
tax decision, and Incidentally said he
was glad it had at last got through the
• thick hide" of the Justice.
The house resumed the discussion of
the general deficiency bill. A spirited
debate occurred on pending motion of
Hopkins, Republican, of Illinois, to
strike out the item of $12,000 to pay mem
bers of the B"lfty-thlro congress the
amount withheld or. account of absence
Hopkins declared this was a plan to
have a Republican congress wash the
dirty linen ol" the Democratic congress.
The Democratic speaker (Crisp), sup
ported by a Democratic majority. lr.ad
reductlona In order tei hold a quorum,
and if the Democrats desired to reverse
their policy they should not apply to a
: Republican house at a time whe-n they
! were complaining nf a "billion dollar
appropriation." In the course ef a long
discussion. Crisp, Democrat, of Georgia.
! son ar.d successor In congress to Speak
er Crisp, explained the course of his
' father as being In accordance with the
I interpretation of the law given by the
Hopkins' amendment was finally
i agreed to—ll3 to 55.
An amendment offered by W. A. Stone.
Republican, of Pennsylvania, to give
members whose terms expire with tne
close of this session 5100 for clerk hlr
for one month after their retirement,
j was ruled out on a peiint of order, as was
.also an amendment by Richardson,
Democrat, of Tennessee, for the pay
ment of southern war claims under the
Bowman act amounting to $500,000.
| The item to pay the- Southern Pacific
; Railroad company a judgment of the
; court of claims amounting to $1,320,000
being reached, Mr. Sayers gave notlo»
of an amendment to strike all claims
. of the bond-aided Pacific railroads and
their branches from the bill.
Thereupon Mr. Hartlett, Democrat, of
New York, announce d that he would
I defend the supreme court ar.d Justice:
, Shirts against attacks recently made
,by Messrs. Dearmond and McMillan,
i Incidentally he served notice oji the
: Democracy of the- south and west tha'
I they could never expect to win so long
;as they insisted on advocating an in
: come tax that fell upon the east and
j north, ar.d in attacking the federal ju
j Mc.Millin made a reply to Btrtlett
which created something of a sensation.
Referring to his previous remarks on
j Justice Bhiras, he said: "I intended it
as t'.n attack. and if it was not sufficient,
I stand ready to renew it at any time.''
i Continuing, he said: "I hohl that (hero
: is nothing in the American government
|so sacred that I. as tt representative «t
; the American people, am not at liberty
to attack it when H goes wrong."
Turning to Hartlett. he said; "It I'd
becomes the gentleman fremi New York,
who has taken his bag and baggage eiut
:of the Democratic party, to dictate, to
me what policies I should pursue lam
at the old camping ground, fighting t'i«
1 old battle." (democratic applause-.)
He referred to Justice- Bhiras as a "dls
! tlnguished Individual," and said: "No
man ever attacked the federal judiciary
; more strongly than el id Thomaa Jaffer
i son. nnd the American people made him
1 president. When a president sends a
i Veto message to congreaa, he- necessar
i ily criticises a 00-ordTnate branch of th ?
government. What 1 sabi of Justi
: Bhiras was that he was the> man who
'. tore down the federal constitution and
i who took away from the Amierican peo-
I pie the? right of 100 years to tax the
i wealth eif the country. 1 repeat It to-
I day, and I am glad that I have; got
! through his thick hide at last."
He understood that Dalzell of Penn
sylvania, Republican, intendcTl at a fu
ture time to make a defense of Justice
Bhiras, and at that time McMillan said
j he would present seme facts regarding
JLOS HERAXD: SUNDAY MORKTNX3* FEBRUARY 21, 1897.
the circumstances under which Justice
| Shlras had changed his mind. For the
present he would content himself With
having read the dissenting opinion of
Justice Harlan In the income tax case.
This was being read when Mr. Hartlett
Interrupted to ask whether MetMllliu
would also have the majority opinion
of the court read.
"Oh, I don't wish such slush read in
my time." McMillin exclaimed.
Dalzell gave notice that at some fu
ture time he would speak on the part
taken by Justice Shlras in the income
Then, at 4:25 p. m., the senate ad
Favorable Report on Monetary Conference.
Fast la I .Service
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—The bill re
cently passed by the senate authorizing
the president to appoint commissioners
to represent the United States In an In
ternational monetary conference to se
cure a "fixity of relative value between
gold and sliver, as mor.ey, by means of a
ceunmon ratio between these metals,
with free mintage at such ratio." or. in
his discretion, to call such a conference,
was reported to the house favorably to
day by a unanimous vote of ten members
of the house committee on coinage.
The same factions which voted lor the
bill in the senate voted for the bill In
committee. Eight of the ten are free
silver advocates. There were Hart man
of Montana, Independent; McClure of
Ohio. RepubiVan; Allen of Mississippi.
Rankhead of Alabama. Mcßae of Ar
kansas. Sparkman of Florida, Spencer
ol" Mississippi. Cooper of Texas, Demo
crats; Chairman C. W. Store of Penn
sylvania. Republican, and Mr. Fairchlld
of New York, who also voted for the bill,
are rated as gold men or international
bimetalllsts. There were live absentees.
Aa amendment was offered by Stone
and adopted'by the committee. It ics as
The president is authorized that if in
his judgment the purpose specified in
the first section hereof, can thus better
be attained, to appoint one or more
special commissioners or envoys to such
of the nations of Europe as he may desig
nate to seek by diplomatic negotiation*
an International agreement for the pur
pose specified in the first section hereof.
Ami In case of such appointments so
much of the appropriation herein made
as shall be necessary shall be available
for the proper expenses and compensa
tion of such commissioners or envoys.
Section 3—That so much of an act
approved March 2. 1895, entitled "An act
making appropriations for the sundry
civil expenses of the government for the
fiscal year ending June 3% 1896, and for
other purposes," as provides for the ap
pointment of delegates to an interna
tional conference ar.d makes an appro
priation for their compensation and ex
pense be, and the same is, hereby re
The debate was very brief.
MONEY FOR MAIL.
The senate committee on appropria
tions has agreed to strike out the post
office appropriation bill, the appropria
tion being $171,238 for fast mail to the
south. The motion was made by Petti
grew, who claimed the appropriation
amounted to a payment for service
Which had already been paid for at ex
orbitant rates. He also entered the mo
tion to reduce the rate of compensation
for carrying mails to the extent of one
fifth the present rate, which has not yet
been acted upon.
Responding to a resolution of inquiry,
the president today sent to the senate
a communication from the secretary of
state in regard to the correspondence
between the state department and Great
Britain concerning the failure of the
operations of the Paris tribunal to pro
tect the Alaskun seal herds. The secre
tary says nothing has been received em
this subject since the communication of
instruction* to Ambassador Bayard of
May 7, ISDS. which has been printed.
The civil service commission today
sent to the senate a reply to the resolu
tion of inquiry adopted on the 13th.
concerning the dismissal of employes of
the bureau of animal industry at South
Omaha, alleged to have been discharged
at the instance of Secretary Morion
after the November election, for politi
cal reasons. The commissioners state
that the coonmlalson Inaugurated an in
vestigation by bringing the matter to
the attention of Secretary Morton, who
said he would co-e.perate with them in
making the investigation, and denied
that political reasons had anything ;o
do with the discharges.
"The commission," they say, "is not an
appointing or reinstating or removing
The proposed new battleship and the
ccmposite sailing vessel for the Annap
olis cadets were stricken from the naval
appropriation bill today befeire the bill
was reported to the house. The commit
tee considered these items ar.d struck
them out by a vote of 0 to 4, which was
practically a party vote, the Republi
cans pre-s. Nt voting to drop them and the
Democrats to retain them. Consultation
with the speaker and other members of
the house cor.lvnce dthe Republican.;
that there would be strong objections to J
these appropriations. There was a pro- i
posal to provide for a new torpedo boat,
but this failed.
The president today sent to the senate
In response to an Inquiry, the correspond
ence! between the government of the
United States and that of Germany for
the past year, touching American In
surance companies in Germany The
correspondence begins with a statement
of the request eif the Mutual Life com
pany and the New York Life company
to be allowed to re-enter the Prussia,
which was made last January and was
deferred at the time for the purpose
of permitting an investigation. As early
as February lis. 18D6, Ambassador Uh!
wrote that (he Prussian minister of the
interior had told him explicitly that
there had been no Intention to discrim
inate against American companies. The
Prussian minister sa'.el at that time, with
reference to th" recent legislation In New
York, that public feeling In Germany
might make it Impossible to renew the
concessions to the American companies,
because the German government would
not like to be put in the light of having
been compelled to change its views. In
n communication dated December 24,
ISO?. Ambassador Uhl, In detailing an
Interview with Secretary of S«.te yon
Blebersteln, says that he was greatly
Impressed by tho secretary's repeated
references to the proclamation of the
tenn:'!.'.? tax, which the secretary dep
The. last communication Is dated Jan
uary H?, 1597. and say? that the applica
tions are still pending with the Prus
Burglari O-.t Little Plunder
A small burglary occurred Friday night
at No. :i57 I.is Angeles Street, the commis
sion house of li. L. Edwards being enter*
oil by breaking ihe lock of the back door.
Evidently the thieve* were disappointed,
expecting to see-nre money .but the tili
was empty. Tin y constated ihemsei'v ■: wlih
carrying off v jar of chewing gum. seme
crackers, nuts and a heavy overcoat, which
they found. The- case was reported to the
poilce. but no arr.sis have been made.
B-jginz Vagrants JallcJ
Kour street begging vagrants, all
healthy, husky hobos, were- pie-k.-el up by
the police last night a", different times ami
sent io .tall. They gave the mimes of Pat
Flynn. elc-org? Bowman, Edward Smith
and Thomas Peck, li will be Tuesday af
ternoon winn tin y are tried as candidates
for the. chain gang.
Carrell Was (ieiiltv
A plea of guilty was yesterday entered
by William Carroll, who on Friday after
noon stole a trunk from the room of a
man who had. befriended, him. Justice Ros
slter gave him thirty days in Jail to think
over the error of his ways.
IN THE KAISER'S REALMS
The News From Crete Causes
WILLIAM FAVORS TURKEY
And Takes Special Pains to Show His
German Newiptp;rs AvoM Olscusslon ol the
Eastern Question—Agrarian and Social
istic Agitation Is Increasing
Associated Press Special "Wire
BERLIN, Feb. 20.—(Copyright. 1597.)
—On the receipt of the alarming news
from Crete, Emperor William cancelled
a number of private engagements and
plunged into feverish political activity.
He even absented himself from the
fetes at Fotsdam. given in his honor by
the Hussar guards, and held Instead a
two hours' conference with Prince Ho
htmlohe. His majesty also had lengthy
conferences with the leading ambassa
dors on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day, In which it was remarked that on
Wednesday evening at the subscription
ball at the opera house, he drew the
Turkish ambassador aside and con
versed with him In a friendly way. This
was in marked contrast with his treat
ment Of the Greek minister, whom he
had ignored since Monday.
At the wish of the government the
German newspapers generally have beer,
extremely cautious in discussing east
ern matters, and there will be no dis
cussion on the subject in the relohstag
until the> naval budget Is reached. Only
a few of the German papers have ad
vanced definite proposals. The Siaats
burg Zeltung advises Germany to oc
cupy Crete herself until Greece has paid
her German creditors.
The annual meeting of the Federation
of Husbandmen in Berlin this week was
even more violent in tone than that ot"
last year. The president. Heir yon
Ploetz. a Conservative member of the
reichStag, in his opening speech, ex
pressed confidence in Emperor William's
promise to aid the suffering agricultu
rists. He condemned the whole cabinet,
who, he asserted, were intriguing for n
radical revolution of the parties to un
dermine royal authority.
The Prussian and Saxon governments
took an imprrtant step this week. They
have forbidden the state railroad em
ployes to Join the National union In
Leipalc, and their associations have
been disbanded by the police. A mass
meeting of the workmen of the Prussian
roads on Wednesday near Hamburg pro
tested against this proposition as
being unconstitutional, and claimed the
right to strike and to form as societies.
The reason for the action of the authori
ties appears to be the fact that the So
alists are behind tne railroad agita
Dr. Ahlwardt declares he Is satisfied
with his American trip, where he says
he- formed seventeen anti-Semite t'ybs
and founded a new paper with 4000 sub
scribers. He re fuses to resign his seat
In the reichstag, and intends to resume
his anil-Jewish agltatb n forthwith.
While taking his dally constitutional
with the empress In the Theirgnrten on
Tuesday the emperor passed a laborer,
who stared at him, but did net salute.
His majesty returned, called upon the
man to halt, and then, touching his hat
in military fashion, he said: "My man.
if you do not wish to salute your emper
or, at least you might pay proper respect
to the empress." Then, turning on his
heel, the emperor left the man standing
in a state of considerable astonishment.
The influenza epidemic has now reach
ed a climax in this town. There have
been few fatalities, but thousands of
cases have been re-ported, and whole
families have been prostrated.
Lying Out of It
"Then." said Mr.Watts, describing th?
church entertainment tn his wife, who
had been too ill to go, "the Jones girls
got up and sang a solo—"
"A solo?" asked Mrs. Watts. "How
could two persons sing a solo? '
"Why." said Mr. Watts, who would
not acknowledge his mistake, "why—er
—they had only half a voice apiece."—
Must Face an Onerous Duty
We fear a man who parts his name in
' the middle like J. Addison Porter will
I never be able to stand "the constant
pounding of 70,000,000 people" as Mr.
Thurber has done. —KanEas City Jour
"Bowker was a wreck and now he is
1 completely restored to health."
I "What cured him?"
"He simply gave up trying to catch
street cars." —Chicago Record.
It Is little wonder that superstition
; wanes before the light of knowledge.
I The- combination of football hair and
a college yell if enough to scare the
very devil away.—Truth.
May—There was an article in the pa
! per em "grace" wbie-h I want to read.
! Ethel—Oh, I saw It. It merely referred
I to spiritual grace.—Puck.
"I wonder why Mrs. Templeton wears
such a wry face?"
1 "To harmonise with her husband's
! rye nose." —Life.
An AIJ to Memory
i The school girl—Weren't there nine
I Muse.-? I keep forß-;t!..g.
Her broth'r—Nine's right. Can't you
I think of a ball game—nine on each side
; ami nine Innings?— Puck.
. r * jmetlling en till IVnel
Cannibal king—You haven't succeeded In
I fattening the captive?
' Tii. chiei cool:—No; h'-'s losing flesh all
} ihe lime. I think he's worrying about
A now employment for pretty '
has beep found in Paris, anil tho fad
. will i <jL be long In reaching this coun
[ try. Tliey aic placeel in windows
i for the- purpose of attracting; attention.
In hlr book on The- ESdttcstira cf theCen-
I tial Nervous Syste m, R. P. Hsilock says:
I "It Is probable that on? seMom gets en
; absolutely new Idea Into his bead after he
In Wert Virginia Mrs. Susan Smith.
| daughter of a thi riff, has been re trularly
i sworn In as his deputy to assist in ail
j his official duties.
"Yes, i am still winning battles—"
I Gen. Wtyler looked 1 nt the Interviewer
1 fiercely as'he made this state ment.
••—wi.li my strong write ar,ra."—Puck.
Win i. Borne people have the approval of !
; th'ir conscience the still, smail voice be
comes so loud that the people in the- neigh
borhood can hear It.—Puck.
He—l ran across grandmother in the park
His aunt—oh, dear! I didu't. know that
you rode a bicycle.—Life.
A certain Kansas City cemetery regu
larly advertises its "advantages" in the
oldi boom day style. .
IN THE QUEEN'S DOMINIONS
The Cretan Question Interests
WILLIAM'S NAVAL SCHEMES
Knocked in the Head by Lord Salis
t Is Universally Agreed Thot Crete W ill No
Longer Dear tha Turkish Yoke.
Associated Press Special Wire
LONDON, Feb. 20 (Copyright, 1897).—
The Cretan Question is now foremost in
the public mind and the newspaper!
publish columns on the subject. Tho
marquis of Salisbury's refusal to follow
the suggestion of Emperor William nt
Germany and blockade the Piraeus is
warmly praised in Great Britain, and
his suggestion to the powers that Crete
be granted autonomy similar to that of
tho island of Samoa is well received In
many quarters as affording a solution
of tho problem. Which Greece can ac
cept and not sacrifice national prido.
This proposition, it is understood, also
finds favor In Pari.-, whole popular feci
in;; Is pro-Hcilenlc.
The continental correspondents ot the
English newspapers all expatiate on the
pique of Emperor William at the mar
quis of Salisbury's attitude, which open
ly displayed itself In his last interview
with the British ambassador at Berlin,
while Count v..11 Hatzfvld. the German
ambassador here, is reported to have
had a heated conversation with the mar
quis of Salisbury.
It appears that Emperor William per
sonally insisted with the foreign gov
ernments in favor of his proposal. This
action is stated to be due to his
desire to overcome the reichstag's op
position to his naval projects. He de
cided to initiate a very active and stern
policy without having a ship in the Le
vant." The adoption of his proposal to
blockade the Piraeus would have been
a personal triumph for the emperor,
and the opposition would have been
Obliged to agree to increase the Strength
of the German navy in order to uphold
the national honor. This scheme, how
ever, was knocked on the head by tha
marquis of Salisbury's opposition.
The Turkish government Is uneasy
at the powers' attitude over this ques
tion, fearing it might cause a break-up
of the European concert, which would
mean an immediate explosion in thj
Balkans and the subsequent disruption
Opinion is universal that Crete now
will never return to the Turkish yoke.
The island will either become indepen
dent or a part of Greece. The chief dan
ger now is a collision on the Thessaltan
The news that Turkey has ordered
her fleet to be mobilized was received
with derision throughout Europe. On->
newspaper suggests that Turkey's iron
clads are more suitable for oyster boats
than for fighting.
The newspapers here comment on the
paltry arrangements for a state Inquiry
of such Importance as the one being
made by the parliamentary committee
Into the Jamieson raid. It Is held in a
small, miserable room, and tho pro
ceedings are altogether divested of dig
nity. The feeling of the public certain
ly appears to lie leaning to the side of
Col. Cecil Rhodes, whose examination
will last another four or five sittings.
The inquiry promises to be Intermin
Commenting on President Kruger's
big claim for indemnity as a result of the
Jamieson raid, the Speaker says: "He
has historical precedent, though it is
neither creditable nor hopeful, in th'>
claims which the United States ad
vanced in the Alabama dispute."
The international sanitary conference
at Venice is making satisfactory pro
gress. It was announced today that
Great Britain has agreed to the ratifica
tion of the Paris conventions of 1835.
Dr. R. Thome, the British technical del
egate, asserted that the bubonic plague
is less dangerous than cholera. He dep
recated the terror of the plague, and
urged that no sound basis was yet ob
tained for special action, as in-the case
The Turkish delegate expressed con
fidence that tho measures taken would
prevent the importation of the plagu.
through the Red sea.
Regarding the question of incubation,
ten days was adopted as the basis of the
sanitary regulations, reckoned from the
date of departure from a suspected vi
In agreeing to the ratification of the
Paris convention. It is understood that
Great Britain excluded from Its appli
cation Canada, Australia and Cape Col
The magnificent Hertford art collec
tion left by Sir Richard Wallace, the
celebrated English philanthropist, to Ills
widow, has now been bequeathed to tho
nation by her. The collection Is one of
the finest private galleries in the World,
and Is only rivaled by the Borgheso
collection of Rome and the Llchtenßtein
collection at Vienna. It is valued at
$17..".n0,000, and is now on view at the
Hertford house, Manchester square.
Tho plague and famine in India are
producing a crisis in the Lancashire cot
ton trad". The c< llapso of the Indian
trade has led to tho stoppage of thous
ands of looms. East Lancashire is chief
ly affected, sr. I the employers contem
plate a reduction of If percent, end ur ;e
that an organized restriction of produc
tion is what la necessary to meet the
trouble. If a strike occurs 283,598 Icon™
W ill be bile.
The English explorer, Poulotte Woath
erby, Just .back from Central Africa, re
ports that the village of Cbiinmho.
whore Dr. Livingston la buried. Is aban
doned, and urges the erection of a last
A plea of guilty was yesterday entered by
the one-armed veteran. George Chase
Bmlth, to a charge of stealing carpenter's
' tools, and he took flftc:n ilaya' sentence-in
Robert L. Barr, the rrcrennt lover of
Mrs. Juno Reld. was arraigned yesterday
on the petty larceny charge of stealing v
cape from hi- former fiancee. He was not
. ready to plead and was allowed until Mon
; day to secure an attorney.
Ten days on the chain gang were yester
day given to A. P. Stanlltld, caught beg
ging on the street* with over J2."> in his
A Chinese named Wong Yuen was yester
day arrested for an uoc;;ed battery upon a
countryman named' Lorn Moy on Jan. £2d
last. Yuen will be tried on Monday.
For being caught selling lottery tickets
Ah Lucy- was yesterday fined' $15 in the
P. L. Hoffman, 'he butcher charger! by a
competitor with the thefi of a set of har
ness, was yesterday discharged In the- po
lice court, the complaint being dismissed
by Deputy District Attorney Chamber*,
who hart satisfied himself that there was
nothing in the charge.
There are undelivered' telegrams at the
western Union -office, for Frank Cieghorn,
Fryer Marwood, K. M. Fay, C. E. Baker,
O. J. Thibado, E. Klrby Keener, Mr. Nor
ton, R. Sandoval, Louis Miller, Felix
Cagnon. John Denalr, Rfiey Grannan, Pro
duce and Fruit company;
SMALL BOYS YELL "RATS"
When Fitzsimmons Promised to
GOVERNOR WAS GRACIOUS
Accepted tbc Product of the Fighter's
The Lnnky Pug Protected From Storms by the
Sympathy With Corbett
Associated Press Special Wire
CARSON, Nev., Feb. 20.—Now Fltz- ,
Simmons has arrlVi d at last, and so the i
men that are to take part In the fight ,
of tho century arc on the ground. Cor- 1
bett wer.t out to his quarters at Shaw's J
springs today to stay until after the big j
event and Fltzsimmons at once drove
out to his training quarters at Cook's j
ranch, which is three miles from town.
Fitsslmmons was met at the train by ;
halt the population of Carson, anxious
to get a glimpse at the man who has the
courage to meet Jim Corbett. tor the lat
ter by his affable manners since he has
been in Carson has won over the public
sentiment to himself lo a great extent.
Fltzsimmons quickly pushed his way
through the crowd, and was soon taken
away by bis team. It being Julian's Idea
to establish him In his training quarters
at once, and work with him will com
Corbett as usual this morning went
over to the opera house and put in fifty
two minutes sparring and wr< stling With
bis training staff, and gave them the
hardest game since his arrival. He
push) d them all hot and seemed to be not
in the very best of humor. McVey, the
wrestler, is i.l. ami Is not doing as hard
work as he would under other circum
The contract was let for the lumber
that is to be used for the erection of the
pavilion where the big match will take
place, this afternoon, and l».e na.penters
w ill commence work on it text w< ek,
Stuart has exacted a promise from the
contractor that the building shall be
completed before three weeks have
elapsed, ar.d men will be put tn in such
numbers that there will be no difficulty
In carrying out his request. An order
as received from Redlands, Cal., this
morning for a block of fifty seats, and
this was the largest of the day. although
there are many other small ones. Fitz-
Blmmons expressed himself to an admir
ing crowd about him while he was wait
ing for his team, to the effect that they
would see him do Corbett In good style
on the meeting, and unsympathlzing
youngsters yelled "rats."
Fitzslmmons has not made the Im
pression on the Carson people that Cor
bett did, and sentiment here is certainly
with the Californian. who has made
friends during his enforced Idleness in
the city. The continuance of the storm
ha? kept the carpenters from finishing
Corbett's handball court, but he will
go right along without it and, as he ex
presses it. "make up for lost time in
short order" when the sun again smiles.
Newspaper headquarters are being
established all over the city, and their
enormous signs across the streets can
be seen for miles. Tonight the weather
has cleared, with about five Inches of
snow on the ground and no prospect of
ar.y more coming. With three days of sun
it will all be gone.
When Fitzslmmons arrived he remark
ed on looking from the window and seeing ■
the snow descending: "Corbett brought
snow; 1 thought I'd bring sunshine. This
is one miss, but I don't expect to make
Gov. Sadler was on hand to greet the
' pugilist and lent him an overcoat to dtiv;
through the snow to his training qunr
| ters. Fitzslmmons presented the gov-
I ernor with a horseshoe and anvil, hlgh
l|y polished, of his own make, and the
i governor exhibits them with much pride.
A SECONDARY MATCH
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 20.— It is
stated here that George Green and Joe
. Walcott have been matched to fight at
Carson during the pugilistic carnival
there. Green will leave for Carson on
FARE TO THE FIGHT
CHICAGO. Feb. 20.—Chairman Cald
well of the Western Passenger associa
tion has granted permission to the Chi
cago-Great Western road to make a rate
of $72.50 firm St. Paul to Carson for the
prize fight. The rnte which the roads
will make from Chicago is $76.00.
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.—Frank Erne,
of Buffalo, who a short time ago got
! a decision over George Dixon, the feath
-1 ci w eight champion, was bested tonight
in the arena or the New York Athletic
club by Martin Flaherty of Lowell,
Mass.. who gave him a drubbing which
the Buffalor.lan will not soon forget.
They met for a twenty-round contest
and both weighed in at IL>."> pounds, the
1 stipulated weight. In the op; ning round
Erne forced the fighting and continued
jon the aggressive until the. ly ginning
lof the third round. Then Flaherty
i sailed in, and at the end nf the s:x-.n
I round honors were even. In the sev
j er.th Flaherty landed a hard left on
j Erni's left eye. Erne seemed to lose
heart altogether from this until the end
!of the fight. The referee awarded Fla
i herty the bout.
SOLLY SMITH MATCHED
KANSAS CITY, Feb. "o.—Oscar Gard
ner, known as the "Omaha Kid," has ac
cepted an offer of the Broadway Athletic
club of New York to meet Solly Smith on
March IS before that club for a purse of
fIUOO. The men are to weigh in at 118
pounds at 6 oclock on the evening of the
tight. Gardner w ill go to New York next
week to train for th.' light.
ill DOING FOR SHARKEY.
NEW TURK, Feb. 20.—Dan Stuart
telegraphed east today offering a purse
of $uOOO for a mc-'JJng betwee-iv Peter
Matter and Tom Sharkey in Carson
City. Nev. As' roon as this offer was
I anounced Tom O'Rourke, the manager
j for the Broadway Athletic club, went
| Stuart $1 niK) b< iter, and promised to put
!up a pur?<; of $0000 for a meeting be
tween these two In this city Neither offer
has as yet been accepted.
ON THE TURF
Schiller Takes the Thornton Stake — Four
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Schiller made the pace throughout the
entire race, and although tiring percep
tibly at the end, lasted long enough to
win from Dogenbula, who came with a
great rush at the end. Martin, on the
latter, kept hist mount fully a furlong
behind the two leaders until the third
mile had been negotiated. Then he be
gan to ride, and gained on the others
as, If they were at a standstill. It was
too late, however, and Schiller gained
the verdict by two lengths. Thornhlll
was a bad third, and has evidently seen
hlsl last race.
The Elmwood stakes, for two-year
olds value f 1000. was also down for a
decision. Ezell's colt, The Cheat, an
odds-on favorite, captured this event
from Roxy Murphy In a driving finish.
Favorites were successful in four of
the six races. ,
Weather line; track muddy. Summa
ri ßli furlongs-Shield Bearer won Matn-
Otay second, Peril third; time, 1:1914.
Mile ar.d a furlong—Frank Jaubert
won St Algnon second, Babe Murphy
th Five l Waif funongs-Mercutlo
won, SeigCrled second, Ezeklel third;
U Elmwood stakes, value $1000, four fur
rongE-xThe Cheat won, Koxey Murphy
aecond metro third; time, :»1%.
'Thornton stakes, value $3000, four
rruiet—SohlHet won, Lobengula second,
Thornhlll third; time, 8:03.
Hurdle mile and three furlongs, hand
leap—Three Forks won, Arundel sec
ond, J. O. C. third; time, 2:43.
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