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WASmsrGKTOSr, WJED7STESDAY iUORSTCNG, MAECH 17, 1897 JEiaHT PAaES
THE GREAT FIGHT THY
THE NEW JOURNALISE AT CARSON CITY
Each Pngilist Expresses Himself
Confident of Winning.
The Secretary Confers with the
Foreign Relations- Committee.
FAIR WEATHER PROMISED
CUBAN AFFAIRS DISCUSSED
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Carson Will Today Witness the
Greatest Struggle iu the History
ufPuglilsm Consensus of Opinion
Ik Tliut the Fight Will be u Short
Garson.Nev., March 1C The last twelve
'hours of daylight remaining before the
greatest struggle iu the history of pugilism
begins wcie ushered in with lowered skies
and a threatening atmosphere.
Fortunately, however, theelements which
tluealeued to put a damper on the spirits
of all concerned in the bijr event did not
last long and afier a tutsle the, sun came
to the ficnt and its glonous rays dispelled
The outlook had the effect of making
both Coibctt and Fitzsinimons do a little
more woik tlian they had intended to en
the day heroic the battle Fearing to take
nay chances under existing atmospherical
conditions, both men eorci-ed "with a
view to Keeping their wind up in case of a
possible postponement. Nothing shoit of
a ltnn or miow storm will biing about
mcli a postponement, lioweier, and all in
dications tend to tl.ow tl at fair weather
will be vouchsafed tomonow.
The loiig-looked for specials from East
and West ai rived tod.iy and discharged
additions to the ciowd, which already has
tevcrely taxed tlie resources of the town.
'But the attendance at the. ringside will not
he a& large as was. anticipated. Between
4,000 and 15,000 people will perhaps be a
careful estimate of the number who will
fceetle meeting of the two men, which took
neatly two years, and the expenditure of
thousands of dollars to bnnjj about.
Visitorb kept arriving and departing from
Shaw's Springs and Cook's Ranch all day,
and the toads between Carsjnandthe train
ing quarteis presented a busy scene, iith
Us constant stream of vehicles of all kinds.
P. J. Corbett, Jim's father, arrived by one
of the "Western specials shortly artcr noon
Wiiliani A Brady met him and drove him
out to the Spri'igs, ihere they found Jim
tusy untcrtaininga number of friendsfroni
til over the States. For everyone the big
Miow had a pleasant gieeting and a cheer
lut, confident word in fact. Corbett ne er
teemed in better spirits since lie began
training than he did on this, the eve of
Flt7sim-i.ons' "Usitcrs had to wait, some
time before Hob put in anappeaiancc at the
ranch, ae he was making hay while the
tun shone, and, taking advantage of the
bright spell, did some jogging along the
road. "When he leturned and had had a
rub down lie was in evidence, and his con
versation showed justasmuch faith in his
winning star as his rival displayed. Tills
overwhelming confidence on both sides is
lilt of a puzzle to all the sports. It is
undoubtedly genuine in the two men and
tends to still further shake the ideas of
anyone who is inclined to waver about
picking the winner.
If the victory had to be decided by the
amount of confidence entertained by the
rivals, the leferee would have a much
harder task than that which will be under
taken by George Silef tomonow morn
ing. The prevailing opinion seems to be that
the duration -will be limited to fifteen
rounds. Judging by the betting this num
ber is the favorite, while under ten rounds
comes in us second choice. No one is in
rliued to think that the battle will be a
long one. The interpretation of the rules
winch allows hitting in clinches and break
iway.s appears to account in a great meas
ure for the popular idea of a short fight.
Dan Stuart, it is evident, assumes with
the majority, since he lias put on the two
smaller fights to follow the big event.
The betting remained about the same all
flay. There is plenty of Corbett money in
tight, but Fitzsinunons cash is not forth
coming in sufficient quantity to make the
pencillers change the odds of 6 1-2 to 10
on the Cahforniau. Paris mutuals, with
Corbett, Gieen and Hawkins as the pick
of the combinations, were very slow, and
there were scarcely any buyers for Fitz
Eimmons, Smith, and Flaherty.
It was not quite the day of rest at the
camps that was anticipated, although
both men let up considerablyand dispensed
with the sparring end of the program en
tirely. Corbett played three games of
handball and then took a turn at the punch
ing bag in the morning. Light foot work
in the handball court followed and then
Jim was rubbed down. After he was
dressed he received eallcrfi-nnd stood chat
ting outside the court for nearly half an
bon r. Corbett was in .1 pal licularly cheer
Tul humor and seemed much pleased at
the number of his visitors.
Among those who 'drove out to the
Springs was Ida Fuller, whose sister. La
Loie, is an old friend of the Californian.
Billy "Woods and Jeffries weie about as
contented a pair as could be found in the
vicinity today, since they had a rest Horn
Jim's gentle manipulations. McYcy also
wore a jaunty smile, which was absent dur
ing the days when his head was battered
against the wooden walls of the gym
nasium. Later in the afternoon Jim went
for a short walk and came home with a
Bcries of sprints..
At Cook's Ranch. Jfickey and Stenzlcr
had time to compare notes on past in
juries, as they were not scheduled to put
on the gloves. Hoeber, however, had to
push and shove for a few minutes while
the champion tried out his wind. Bob
then took a turn at the bag and splinted
round the yaid a few times. A little road
work wound up the proceeding.
Both pugilists-turned in early to get a
good long rest before the oventful hour.
According to tonight's arrangements, Cor
bett will pet baps take a short walk in the
morning and then drive to the arena. Of
course the weather will have a great deal
to do with the plans of both men.
Prof, "Walter Watson, of the Olympic
Club, San Francisco, who is credited vith
having broucht out Corbett's boxing abili
ties, was probably the most welcome visitor
at the Californian'' b quarters today.
"Come in and tnkca flash ntme, Walter,"
Bald Jim, after a handshake, "Your opin
ion ought to settle the question of my con
dition." "Watson followed the champion's father,
P. J. Corbett, into Jim's cottage, where the
examination took place. Jim stripped to the
waist,. and "Watson thumped him andknead
cd every muscle on his tainlc. Mr. Corbett,
eenior, adjusted his spectacles and watched
. the process.
"You're down pretty fine, Jim, pretty
One," said Watson. "Not too fine, under-
Continued on Third Page.
The Grecian Cabinet Has Decided
Upon Active Measures.
CONSTANTINE TO THE FRONT
The Crown Prince About to Leave
Athene to Asiutuo Couimnnd of
All the Troop In Thessaly The
Blockade of Crete Uutliusuisiii
of the Troops,
Athens, March 16. Crown Trince Con
stantino, with the first regiment of in
fantry, is momentarily expected to leave
Athens to assume command of all the
Greek forces in Thessaly.
The prevailing conviction heie is that
war is inevitable.
The a hole garrison oT Athens and nearly
all the reserves havesturtedfor the frontier.
The departure during the night of a
number of troops for Tolo, Thessaly, was
undoubtedly owing to the government le
ceivinginrormatioii regarding the blockade.
A prolonged meeting of the cabinet was
held today. The ministers discussed at
great length the attitude to be taken in
the event of the powers' attempting to
coerce Greece into compliance with their
demands. It is stated that no disposition
was shown to accede to the demands and
that it was finally decided to take active
measures as "the only possible solution of
the difficulty. .
It is thought that by active measures is
meant a declaration of war against Tur
key, which in its effect would be to give
Greece the right to maintain her army m
Crete and deprive the powers of any right
THE BLOCKADE OF CKETE.
Host of the Greek AVarshlps Have
Left the Island.
Canea, Crete, Match 16. As a result or
the operation or the blockade of Cietan
ports by the combined fleets of the powers,
the Greek squadron, with the exception of
two small warships, left Cietan waters to
day. The two vessels that remain are prepar
ing to take their depatture.
GREEK TROOrS ENTHUSIASTIC.
A Conflict with the Turlts Liable to
Londqn, Match 10. The Chronicle, Daily
Hall and Telegraph have correspondents
with the Gieck forces on the Thessalian t
frontier. They all concur in their de
scriptions of tlie lapid massing and con
tinual drilling of tlie troops.
They add that the excitement and en
thusiasm of the soldiers are a dangerous,
clement of the situation, as a tiifle may
start a conflict with the Turkish forces
on the frontier, who are in sight of the
Refused a Requisition.
Boston, March 16. Gov. Wolcott today
refused to jn-ant the requisition of Gov.
Stevens of Missouri for the surrender of
B. E. Wilson, a citizen of Massachusetts,
chaigcd with being a fugitive from justice.
The Gov. states that a hearing held heie
showed that on the day (October 3 1,1 895)
the alleged fugitive is represented to have
been in Kansas City he was In Boston.
Died at. the Theater.
New'York, March 16. "While witnessing
a performance at Daly's Theater tonight,
James M. Warner, a wealthy and promi
nent Albany, N. Y., business man, was
stricken with apoplexy. Half an hour
later he expired in the lobby if the theater
In the arms of his 3m.
A LITERARY CONTEST WHICH OVERSHADOWS
PRESERVATION OF FISHERIES.
Report of. tlio Joint Commissioner
Is Publish jtl.
Ottawa, Out., March 16. Tlie report of
Messrs. Wakeham and Rathbun, joint com
missioners for Great ill itain and tlie United
States relative to tlie prcsei vation of the
fM cries In watets contiguous to Canada
and tlie United States, is published.
They approve the agreement legaulm
the fisheries of the St. Lawrence between
Ogdensburg and Fanoque, and recommend
an extension of territory to which the
agreement will apply.
A continuance of the joint efforts to in
crease the bupply of white fish by means
of artificial propagation, is strongly iecom
mended, and it is urged that the scope,
of this work be increased to the fullest
CUBANS BLEW UP A TRAIN.
Many Spanish Troops Killed in
Plnnr del RJo.
Havana, March 1C, via Key "West, Fla.,
March 16. A rumor gained currency here
this afternoon that the Spaniards had met
witli a great disaster in I'inar del Rio
It was reported that a government tiain
had been blown up by the lebels, over
a hundred troops being killed and wounded.
Cubans had full belief in the statement,,
but the Spanish officials, as usual, pooh
poohed the idea of such a thing. It is
stated to have occurred last "Wednesday
"Was Consul Under Pierce.
Woonsocket, It. I., Marcli 16. Hon.
Thomas Stecre, a retired lawjer and Jour
nalist, died at his home here toduy, in
his seventy-eighth year. He was born in
Norwich, N. Y., btudied law in Michigan,
and practiced iu this State for a score of
years. Be was "United States consul at
(l)undee, Scotland, duringPresldeut-PJenv's
Expelled the Pnstor.
Neark, N. J., March 16. At a meeting of
the congregation of the Fail-mount Baptist
Church tonight the Rev. E. J. Oldknow Mil
lington was expelled from the pastorate
of the church, and Mrs. Dorothy Dickinson
and the Rev. Mr. Millington were excluded
from fellowship in the chinch. A short
time ago the Rev. Mr. Millington and Mrs.
Dickinson doped to Montreal.
The News of the Fight.
The Times is ptepared to furnish its read
ers with a complete, accurate, and prompt
account of the Corbctt-Fitzsimmons fight
at Carson today. The lounds and decision
will also be bulletined on The Times Build
ing, and those inteiestcd in the contest
may be sure that The Times will be the
first to announce the result.
Bucket Shops Raided.
New York, Marcli 16. The police this
afternoon raided two different bucket shops
conducted by Walter J). Valentine and W.
S. Fender, under the firm name of Valen
tine & Fender. Fender was arrested, but up
to a late hour this e ening Valentine had
not been urrested.
Mormons Malting Converts.
Cumberland, Md., Marcli 16. As the re
sult of the proseljtlngof Mormon ciders in
thelower end of Allegheny county, Md., and
contiguous section of Fulton and Bedford
counties in Pcnnsjlvania, migration to
Utah has commenced.
Their Death Warrants Read.
Alexandria, Ky March 16,-Sheriff
riummer came here late this afternoon
with tlie death warrants which he read
to Jackson and Walling. Neither ex
hibited any emotion during the protracted
reading of the formal document.
Blinds, SI; Smull Sizes, 75c a Pair.
Libbey & Co., 6tn st. and New York ave.
TIE UMD OFFICE SUDAL
The Friends of jKdge Lamorenx
Promise Lively Developments.
iv Armunir nv it mi ctpwt.v
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The Commissioner Said to He Pre
paring u Catistie Reply to Secre
tary Bliss for' Use During: the
Second Trial of McKee Scrip Case
Personalities Indulged Iu. -v.-
" It is probable thntrthc developments at
the second trinl of tho'Chicago lake front
cases will be equally 'as interesting as
those which recently stirred the Depait
nientor the ltkerior when Judge Lamoreux
was rebuked by Secretary Francis and by
his successor, Secretary Bliss.
Thefiiends of Judge Lamoieux arc be
ginning to think that some unnecessary
advantage was taken of his physical
condition and his absence from Washing
ton to inflict on him indignities not war
ranted by the offense,
An intimation was made yesterday by a
close friend of Judge Lamoreux that the
public might expeot soon a stntementf rom
the judge equally; us caustic in terms as
those in which Secretary Bliss couched
his rebuke, and that sich a counteiblast
from the Land Commissioner has only been
delayed by his physical condition.
It Is said that there may be an explana
tion of a vifit inade; to Secretary Francis
some time before the issuance of his order
prohibiting the promulgation of the decis
ion, by one or the anti-scrip attorneys
from Chicago and an ex-Cablnctofficer. It
is also said that the jperlts of the argument
or quarrel between -Mr. Francis and Judge
Lamoreux may also be given an airing.
Personalities arc bidding fair to be a
part of the record this time. The attor
neys for the clalmants'undcr the McKee
scrip ale somewhat piuzleU by recentpub
llcations attacking tlie integrity of the
claimants and also tlie 'conductor the case.
A dispatch was sent -f rom Chicago some
dajs after the announcement that a new
hcaiing would be had, ,to the effect that
tlie claimants had endeavored to file a map
of tlio lands In Chicago which filing was
contrary to tlie regulaflohs of the recorder
of deeds, and whlch'if, executed, would
have put the claim'ants In position to sub
divide the lands as-for bale. This effort
was made before the announcement of the
decision. " '
Gen. Michener -was askfed yesterday what
this meant. He said tbqt the map referred
to was a map made by the Government
engineers and surveyors sent out by the
Land Office, and that. there could have
been no doubt of incorrectness, and there
fore of its availability for filing. He did
not consider that therefwas anything ir
regular or worthy of "criticism in that
act, which was so heralded and evidently
intended to the disadvantage of the Wash
ington suit Tor the scrip-claimants.
Recently another publication was made
attacking the personal character of La
Tolette, one of'Cho claimants. This pub
lication rec.tes scleral judgments against
La Folettc, and proceeds:
"OnScptember 24, 1 896, Mr. La Folette
was arrested at the Hoffman House on an
order issued by" "justice McLean, of the
supreme court. The action wus brought
by H. E. Mooneyof No. 55 Liberty street,
who alleged that tafolette had contracted
to sell him slxtyijbwo first mortgage bonds
of the Connoravilfe, Goj and Electric Com
pany for $24,800$. Instead "of giving him
first mortgage "-bonds,, Mr. Mooney said
that La FoletUi'dclivered to him second
mortgage bonds; worth very much less.
La Folette was lockednip in Ludlow street
jail in default of $10,00t) ball.
"Mr. La F'olette hud had trouble in the
THE FISTIC BATTLE
"West also. He was president of the
Fidelity Building and Savings Union of
Indianapolis. That corporation invested
itB savings largely in Chicago real es
tate. It finally went Into thq hands of
a receiver, and, it was then shown that
ail of its officers were deeply Indebted
to It. Mr. La Folette had loaned himself
$11,950 of tlie coucern's funds.
"In the United States district court at
Indianapolis on October 9, 1896, judg
ments aggregating $129,179 were issued
ugainst Mr. La Folette's companies on
promissory notes issued by the La Folette
Coal and Iron Company, the La Folette
Land and Improvement; Company and Mr.
La Folette himself."
Gen. Michener was attorney general
of Indiana when La Folette was school
commissioner. Gen. Michener was shown
these attacks on his client yesterday. He
said that he knew nothing to his dis
credit while in office or personally, and
took no stock in the abuse, considering it
as possibly inspired for purposes of this
The attempt to get the Chicago lake
front property is a gigantic scheme. It is
manufactured land, on which there are
now slips for ships, coal elevators, manu
facturing plauts, lumber yards, saw mills-,
ect. The railroads run spurs over it, and
the facility with which freight can be
transferred from the lake ships to the rail
roads makes It among the most valuable
land in the city.
Thereare atleast ten streets cut through
the property. It is largely owned by the
Ogden heirs, but Potter Palmer, N. K.
Fairbank, 0. B. Farwell and others are
interested in the properties standing upon
it. It embraces quite a residence section
as well, and on it stands the Newberry
Tlie set of claimants, headed by Ma
thias Bonner and Mr. La Folettc, base
their claim on purchases of scrip, which
they now own and which they say was
issued to the heirs of W. II. McKee, who
was a captain In the Mexican War, byact
of. Congress. Others have, claimed the land.
TRANSVAAL SITUATION GRAVE.
British Troops Ordered to Prepare
London, March 16. The Dally Mail
under the caption "The Transvaal; a grave
situation," will tomorrow publish a dib-
'patch from Cape Town saying that the
British troops there have been ordered to
hold themselves In readiness' for an em-
The dispatch quotes anti-British utter
ances published by the press of the Trans
vaal. Notable Marriage at IlockvJlle.
Rockville, Md., March 16 A pretty
nedding was solemnized at the M. E
Church Soutli here today at 4:30 o'clock.
The contracting rarties were Miss Annie
Waters, tlie eldest daughter of Mr. Wash
ington D. "Wateis, and Mr. 1'ercy II. "Wil
son, son of Mr. John E. Witon, both of
tills place. The services were conducted
by Rev. L- L. Llojd.of Gaitherj-burg. The
bride wore a gown of French brocade,
cairying m her hand a laige bunch- of
La France roses.
Before the services were solemnized a
luncheon was served at the home of the
bride, at' which only her most Intimate
friends were present. Tlie bride and groom
lefCon the 5:25 train for the North, where
they will remain several weeks.
Death of.3Ir. William Bradley.
Itockvillc, Md., Marcli 1G. Mr. "William
Bradley, of Colesville. this county, died sud
denly last night at his home after a sick
ness of a few days. He was forty-eight
years old. Mr. Bradley was one of the
most prosperous and well-to-do farmers In
"tlie county, and was well known in political
circles. He leaves a widow and grown
daughter, Miss Mamie.
Ivy Institute Business College, 8th and K.
None better. $25 a year, day or night
PAYNE IY GB TO BERLIN
Almost Certain That He Will
Accept the German Mission.
THE PRESIDENT INSISTED
Chances of Assistant Secretary Hock
htll for a Sojourn in the Orient.
3Iore Ambassadors Likely to Be
Created Schoolmate of Speaker
Heed "Wnuts u Pluee. - ,
The appointment of several ambassadors
toy the President yesterday will be fol
lowed by the choice of several more at a
very early day, it is said, and among
the names to be sent in will in all proba
bility be that of Bon. Henry C. Payne, or
Wisconsin, for one of the most important
of the places remaining to be filled. Mr.
Payne had an interview with President
McKinley yesterday, when the subject was
discussed, Mr. Payne declining and Mr.
McKinley insisting upon his acceptance.
Mr. Payne had had a previous confer
ence With the President, in which he is
said to have emphatically declined an ap
pointment, but Mr. McKinley insisted then
with much vigorous speech, and finally
Mr. Payne agreed to discuss the matter
with Mrs. Payne and report. He has seen
Mrs. raj ne and, as stated, called again
upon the President yesterday.
At the conclusion of his Interview he did
not say that he would not accede to the
President's wishes, but gave the diplo
matic response that he did not know what
he would do." It is pretty well settled that
Mr. Payne will go to Germanj.
Another point which seems to be set
tled that Mr. Frank Partridge is to suc
ceed Assistant Secretary Rockhlll at the
State Bepurtment, and that Mr. Itockhill
will get a go(d place in either China or
Japan. Mr. Koekhilfs Republicanism Is a
well-known quantity. He frankly au
nouced his principles when he was request
ed to continue his relations with the de
partment under Mr. Cleveland, and he Is
therefore In line Tor his presentpo.sitton.if
he wants It, or something more to his lik
ing, if lie asks for it. He would be pleased
to have an assignment in the Orient and
is likely to realise his ambition.
It is the intention of the President to
raise several. foreign appointments to the
grade of an embassj, notably Russia and
Spain, so that more of the statesmen who
arc after places of high degree may be
accommodated. It is understood that
negotiations are already in progress. It
makes no difference, financially, to this
country whether a representative of the
ministerial giade be called ambassador or
envoy or plenipotentiary, the pay remains
the same: but to the other nations, who
"Would reciprocate, it means more ex
penditure. There was another aspirant to amlassa
dprial honors brought to the notice of the
President and Secretary Sherman yester
day by Senator Pemose, Congressman
Bruinm and other prominent I'ennsylva
nlans. It was Mr. Cbailemagnc Tower, of
Pennsylvania, who wants to go to Ger
many. Another who called personally to present
his own clnims to recognition was Mr. 'W.
M. Thomas?, jr., of Maine, lie desires tlie
appointmentto Norway apd Sweden, and is
said to be backed by the solid Maine dele
gation in Congress, and others. Ue Was the
representative or this country to Norway
and Sweden under President Lincoln and
again under President Arthur.
Mr. Thomas was a schoolmate or Speaker
Reed, In their youthful days, thetwooccupy
Ing tlie same- seat at a school where seats
JoiHt Straight, Bright. Kiln-dried.
Libbey & Co., Gth et. and New Xork avo.
A Suggestion That the Senate May
Have Iinportaut Stute Papers-A
New Treuty -with rieiiramiii Kn
glund utid America on a Parity as
to Arbitration Subjects.
There is every indication of a much
freer interchange of views and of confi
dences between the State Departmeatond
the Committee on Foreign Relations of the
Senate since the advent cf the new Ad
ministration. The visit of Secretary Sher
man to the Capitol yesterday afternoon
was entirely unexpected, and the first;
that was known or his visit was when,
after his lunch, a messenger Informed
Chairman Bavis that Mr. Sherman was at
the committee room. An impromptu meet
ing was called, and for an hour the com
mittee and the new Secretary of State con
ferred about our relations with other
Mr, Sherman wa-s naturally anxious to
know what headway hud been made with
the arbitration treaty and when he was
told that It was expected to make a favor
able report today, the Secretary expressed
Ills pleasure. His well known that Presi
dent McKinley and his Secretary subscribe
to the treaty and the purposes for which
it wa negotiated, but believe thatitshould
be amended in sonic particulars. Secre
tary Sherman expressed his satisfaction
at the determination which had been
reached by the committee to leave the
scope of the treaty untoucheJ, but to make
such changes in its administrative feat
ures as would leave Intact the treaty mak
ing power of the United States.
This is to be accomplished by an amend
ment providing that all questions to bo
submitted for arbitration under the general
treaty shall first be submitted to the Sen
ate for its approval or disapproval. This
places the United States on thesamefooting
with Great Britain in this matter. Mr.
Sherman urged that the treaty be re
ported and put forward in the Senate with
as much speed as the magnitude of the
subject would justify.
There was also a considerable discussion
relative to tlie construction of the Nica
raguan Canal, a question which Is bound
to conic prominently to tlie front during
this Congres", Mr. Shermaa is favorable
to this project, but has taken the ground
in his speeches in the Senate that the canal
should be constructed through the Instru
mentality of the United States alone, rather
than through the ugencj of a private cor
poration aided andassisted by this Govern
ment in the matter of bonds.
Only a few days before the expiration
of the. Fifty -fourth Congrcsss immediately
following the protest of Minister Rodriguez,
of the greater republic of Central America,
Mr. Sherman referred to the Frellnghuysen
Zavala treat, sent to the Senate December
10, 1884, by President Arthur, and with
drawn Uy President Cleveland, at the in
stance of Secretary Bayard, within ten
days after his accession to orriee in March,
1885. Under the terms of this treaty
Nicaragua offered to give to the United
States absolute control of her territory, bo
far as the construction of the canal was
concerned Mr. Sherman, iii his speech,
said he hoped this treaty could be re
vived, and as much as said that when he
should tie Secretary of State this question
would be Investigated.
It is understood that lie told the com
mittee he had hopes or securing another
concession from Nicaragua, and that the
initial steps would sooa be taken with that
end in view. It is not believed by the com
mittee, and Mr. Sherman does not, it ia
said, dispute the proposition that the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty- will operate to pre
vent the negotiation of a treaty with the
greater republic or Nicaragua. Mr. Mor
gan, however, proposes to get rid of this
objectionable convention if possible, and
late yesterday, after the conference with
Mr. Sherman, Sfrered a joint resolution.
declaring the Cloyton-Bulwcr treaty to bo
While Mr. Sherman was present the .
Cuban situation was touched upon, and
while members decline to make any state
ments about what tcok place in the com
mittee room, they all appear to be pleased
with the conference It was openly stated
that the Senate and the country would be
put in possesion of an the facts concern
ing the troubles in Cuba, and that the
policy or suppressing the news would no
longer prevail. As a result of this con
ference it is said that several resolutions
may scon be inttodticed asking for infor
mation and correspondence tlm t has hitherto
been suppressed, and which the committee
hasassurances wtll be promptly transmitted
to the Senate and the country.
Discrimination Aj-ninst Xcw Tor a.
New York, March 1C The Interstate
Commerce Commission resumed its investi
gation of the charges made by the Produce
Lxchange against the railroads composing
the Joint Traffic Association, of discrimi
nating aj-ainst New York in the matter oC
freight rates. Lloyd Mitchell testlfiicd
that rates to Liverpool and London were
cheaper through Boston than through this
port, and facilities were better as far ay
freight was concerned i a Boston.
In the Hands, of u Hecelver.
"Wilmington, N. C , March 16. The WH
mlnj;ton, Newbern and Norfolk Railway
Company has been placed in the hands of
a receiver, on application of John D. Bel
lamy, esq., of Wilmington, attorney for
the State Trust Company, or Now York,
trustee ot the mcrtj-age bondholders. H
A. Whiting was named as receiver. The
mortirage debt cr the company is about
one and a quarter millions.
Outlaw James Captured.
Kokomo,Tnd .March 1G. -DetectivcMoora
last evening captured Tom Jnmes, alleged
to be one of the gang that mobbed Pan
Handle Conductor Coughlin. and stoned
the train at Calveston last Friday. The
three James brothers, who are cousins of
Jesse James, the famous outlaw, have given
the orricers no cud of trouble. Tom James
jvill be taken to Logansiiort. There are
rears that the gang will attempt to rescue
him on route.
Fair, followed by Increasing cloudiness;
slightly warmer; southeasterly winds.
Mnnteis, Any Size, Sl.OO Apiece.
IJbbey & Co.. Gth. st. and N Y. ave.