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RULINGS ALL GO
Bland Appeals in Vain,
for Members Sustain
Senate Amendments on the
Indian Appropriation Bill
Virtually Adjourned for Ten Days,
Pending: a Consideration of
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.— Bland,
with his Pacific railroad resolution, was
a^ain to-day ths means of uniting all op
position in the House to the ruiins by the
Speaker. The scene was in a degree a re
petition of those violent controversies
which raged in the Fif y-rirst and Fifty
second Congresses. The row began im
mediately after the prayer of the cnap
lain and the reading or the journal, when
Bland got the floor to offer a resolution
relating to the Union Pacific Railroad.
Dingley suggested it was not a matter
of privilege; that under the guiso of a
lesolution of inquiry Bland was calling
for information on questions of law from
To a question of the Speaker Bland said
he reeardea the motion as privileged for
the reason that there were no committees
to which it could go, wich would be the
ordinary course. The Speaker overruled
the point. Bland appealed and wanted a
debate, but Dingley objected and moved
to lay tbe appeal on the table. A de
sultory debate c sued, in which Bland,
Bailey and Dingley participated.
The SpeaKer took a band, statins that
the resolution, by the statements of Bland
and Baiiey, was more than a resolution
of inquiry, hence it had loot any privi
leged character it may hava had.
Bartholdi (R.) of M ssouri demanded a
vote on Duigley's motion to iay the ap
peal on the table. This brought Bailey
and Bland and Richardson of Tennessee
to their feet in opposition. Richardson
asked ihe Speaker if he held, when Bland
appealed from the decision of the chair
and sought the floor for the purpose of
discussing that appeal, that any member
might move to lay the appeal on the
"The chair has so ruled," Baid Reed.
He said the appeal from the chair's de
cision could be discussed by a vote of the
House defeating a motion to Jay the ap
l eal on tne table. "If the House does
not wish to bear debate it need not. Tbe
House is not at the mercy of individual
Bland and Richardson attempted to
proceed, but the Speaker peremptorily
cut them off, saying he must decdne to
entertain further debate. The question
was then put, Richardson shouting, "It
was never done in this House before."
Dingley's motion to lay the appeal oa the
table was agreed to on a division of tue
House— 97 to 83.
The Democrats demanded the ayes and
noes ana secured a rollcall. Tne pairs
cut down the record of the vote to 78 ayes
and 75 noes, 22 members being recorded
''present." So the appeal was tabled.
A message was received from the Senate
announcing the passage of the bank
Oa motion of Robinson (D.) of Indiana
Bland, the present Democratic repre«ent
ative of the longest service in the House,
was added to the committee to attend the
funeral of Holcan.
At the suggestion of Dingley, who ex
plained tnat the Senate had made the
same arrangement, it was agreed tbat the
House adjourn at the close of to-day's
session until Monday, then -cntil Thurs
day and again to Monday, May 3, no busi
ness to ba transacted, practically a ten
A reso.ution offered by Dalzell of Penn
sylvania was adopted, authorizing the
Speaker to appoint a committee of twenty
five members, himself at the head, to rep
resent the House at the Grant monument
The House then went into committee
of the whole and resnmed consideration
of the Senate amendments to the Indian
appropriation bill. The amendment pro
viding for the opening of the ITncom
pahgre Reservation in Utah and limiting
to five acres any claim taken by one per
son upon gilsonite or asphalt deposits was
discussed. Shafroth of Colorado related
Dis experience in laying a pavement in
Denver oi the material from this deposit.
It proved to be of no value ir>r paving
and he believed the value of the deposits
had been greatly exaggerated.
Dingley urged the riou-e to adopt tne
policy of leasing lands on a royalty, the
deposits estimated to be 23,000,000 tons,
which should yield the Government a
revenue of nearly $40,000,000. The Senate
amendment was non-concirred in, the
committee recommending the House to
instruct the conferees to insist upon the
proposition to lease the lands.
A lively controversy ensued over the
Senate amendment relating to the lease of
oil lands in ;h» Seneca reservation. It
was finally agreed to non-concur.
Tne Mil was then reported to the House,
only one of the important amendments
having been adopted. The action of the
committee of the whole wa.< approved and
the bill was sent to conference on the
amendments disagreed to. The conference
committee was uninstructed about the
The Speaker announced the committee
to attend the Grant monument dedica
tion. He appointed C. W. Stone of Penn
sylvania Speaker pro tern. next week. The
House then adjourned.
HAWAIIAN MlXlSZiilt SEWAJjL.
Bis Appointment Vi'ived With favor by
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.— The
Star says: The appointment o! Harold
M. Sewall of Maine to be Minister to
Hawaii is regarded as having an impor
tant bearing on the question of annexa
tion. While Mr. Sewail, who is at
present in Washington, will not discuss
the subject at ibit time, it is well under
stood that be is in sympathy with the
annexationists. Mr. Sewall baa talked
over the whole qcestion with the Secre
tary of State and thoroughly understands
the attitude of the administration toward
Hawaii. The appointment, being made
at thia time, is regarded as an indication
that the Hawaiian question is at present
under serious consideration, and the
selection of Mr. Sewall teems indicative
of the administration's policy, which will
be a reversal 01 the blundering policy of
Mr. .Sewall is quiie familiar with the
situation of the Pacific Wanda, lie was
Consul at Apia. Samoa, and spent some
lime at Honolulu in 1887, stopping there
on his way to Apia at tbe request of
A a sistait Secretary of State Porter. Dur
ing the pait ten voars he has spent con
siderable time in Hawaii, and has made a
study of the people and their condition 15 ,
both under tne monarchy and since the
establishment of the Republic. His ex
tensive and influential acquaintance there
will serve him well in his rresent mission.
Point Raised by Sir Jul an Pauncefote /s
Sustained— A Back S*at tor the
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.— 1t was
officially announced to-day that the fric
tion over the question of diplomatic and
Vice- Presidential precedence has been
amicabiy adjusted on tiie lines indicated
in The Call to-day. Another phase of
tbe issue has also been settled satisfac
torily. This concerned the method of
transporting the diplomatic corps from
Washington to New York. At first it was
intended that the President, tb« Cabinet
and four Embacsadors should travel on
one train, and the Vice-President, foreign
Ministers and other members of the diplo
matic corps on another. The new arrange
ment ia tbat the entire diplomatic corps
shall make the journey with th* Presi
dent. This separation of tlie President
and Vice-President Is not arranged as a
concession to official etiquette, but roerelv
aa a precautionary measure, shoald acci
dent befail either train, thnt both Presi
dent and Vice-President will not be im
periled at the same time.
It was learned to-day that Bayard, at
the instance of ex-Secretary Olney, had
investigated the practice of foreign courts
wiih regard to otlioial proced nee. Bayard
reported that Embassaaors invariably rank
next to royalty at functions. Bayard
explained that he had been given pre
cedence over Salisbury and the entire
British Cabinet. This issue has always
been evaded here. The Vice-President has
never attended diplomatic dinners at the
Whit© Honse, and Embassadors have not
been invited to break bread with ihe Presi
dent when the Vice-President vaspre-tent.
At these dinners tne Secretary of State
comes behind the Embassadors and ahead
of the Ministers— a sort of a diplomatic
INTERESTS THE COAST.
Da Young Does Not Want the Belgian
Mission — Forecast Station for Los
Ang?fes — Pensions.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.— The
Call prediction that If. H. de Young was
doomed to disappointment in his ambition
to be Minister to Belg ura was confirmed
to-day when the President nominated
Bellamy Storer of Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr.
Storer is an ex- Congressman, a wealthy
gentleman and in every way quaified for
the mission. It is said that Mr. de Young
will now try ana go to Rus3ia. Mr. de
Young may ieceive some recognition, but
he must not aspire to a foreign mission ot
first or second class.
Through the influence of Senator Per
kins a weather forecast station will soon
be established a: Los Angeles. This has
long bee:i desired by the citrus fruit
growers and other horticulturists of
Pacific coa-t pensions have been issued
asfoilo.vs: California, original— Allen S.
Wisner, West Butte; Thomas bhielda,
Soldiers' Home, Los Angeles; Henry
Koenip, Rodeo; Granville M. Lewis, Sol
diers' Home, Los Angeles. Additional —
Eleazer Mattoon, fcoiith Pasadena; Ben
jamin P. Land, Los Angeles. Increase —
Johann Richard O:iert, San Francisco.
Oregon, original— David Ash, Corvalhs.
Washington, original— A lam C. Brown,
Friday Harbor; Samuel C. Hyde. WilDur.
Increase— Philan :er Skillman, Olympia;
William P. Gould, Snokane; John McSor
ley, Olympia; Mary B. Houghton, Seattle.
CBKDIT liCR lit: TRIES.
The Aeu> Congressman 3far;rs an Effort
for the DlgQtr Indiana.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.-The
passage through the House of the Senate
amendment appropriating $3090 for the
benefit of the Digger Indian reservation
in Amador County is due to Congressman
De Vries. Senator Perkins had secured
its insertion in the Senate bill, but the
House Committee on Indian Affairs was
opposed to it and Chairman Snerman of
that committee movnd the non-concur
rence of the House.
Immediately Congressman De Vries
moved a substitute >o concur and ad
dressed tne House at length in support of
his substitute. He pointed out that
5-0,000 had already been appropriated and
exoended for this purpose and that with
out this $3900 the benefits of tne former
appropriation would ba lost; that the
Diggers were a dependent tribe and as
such were especially meritorious objects
of Governmental bounty, and supported
his contention by a letter of recommend
ation from the actinz Secretary oi Indian
Affairs. The substitute of Mr. De Vries
was then adopted.
A.H3IOR-PIBHCIAG rRuJECTIL, ts
Highly bucctuful Trttt by Experts of
the Ordnance department.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 23.-Ord
nance experts held an important test at
the Indian Head naval station to-day, at
which it was proved that the new cap de
vice fixed to the point of armor-piercing
projectiles will vastly increase their pene
trating powers and render a shot from a
six-inch rifle almost as effective against
steel plates as those from a gujof an inch
higher caliber. At the test to-day a six
inch shot passed through a plate whicu
under old conditions would not have been
pierced with an eigbi-inch shot. Under
a velocity of 1950 feet a second the six
inch shell went clean through fcix-inch
steel without scratching the shell and
leaving a clean-cut hole in the plate. The
ten insures the acceptance of a large lot
pjtooHßtss or itie tajiiff bili..
Will I'robnbhf Be Rr ported to the Senate
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.-Tho
present arrangement of the Republican
members of the Finance Committee is to
report the tariff bill to the Senate on
Thursday. Whether the measure will b*
reported to the full committee is uncer
tain, but it Is likely that it will be infor
mally presented and a vote taken on the
question of reporting it to the Senate
without allowing an examination of the
bill. This would prevent any endeavor to
amend or cause delay. Judging trom this
decision of tue Republican sub-committee
it is probable that Jones of Nevada, who
holds the balance oi power in the Finance
Committee, has given assurance that he
will vote to report the bill.
TO BE ASSISTANT PREMIER.
j Judge T)ay Will Aot Go at Commit
«ioH«r to Cuba.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.— Judge
William Day of Canton win on Monday be
appointed Assistant Secretary of State.
The President decided it would be not
wise to appoint his own choice, ex-Repre
sentative Bellamy Storer of Cincinnati, in
view of the determination of Foraker to
oppose the confirmation. It is under
stood that Storer himself relieved the
President's embarrassment by withdraw
ing- He will be appointed Minister to
Belgium. Judge Day said to-day that be
will not to to Cuoa. His successor as
Special Commissioner is unnamed yet.
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The Star to-day is a very live issue. Read It
Price, 5 cents. *
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1897.
People Who Cannot
Wait for the Tide
Dingley Explains the Business
Stagnation of the
Enormous Importations While the
Tariff Bill Is Still Under
WASHINGTON, D. C, April
bers of Congress are receiving letters from
various parts of the country indicating
impatience because the prosperity which
was promised as a result of the election
of a Republican Congress and President
has not already made itself apparent.
The Call correspondent had a talk with
Mr. Dingley to-nigh«, who said:
"I do not think it possible that any con
siderable number of the people of the
United State* have any such thought. Of
course the enemy is doing what it can to
foster that idea, but it ia so entirely un
reasonable that I cannot believe that any
body who gives the matter a moment's
thought can suppose it justifiable.
"What has been done? To be sure the
people deposited their ballots in favor of
the Repui lican party and its protective
theory in November; the President whom
they elected has been inaugurated and
one branch ol Congress has passed the
tariS bi!l. But that cannot possibly have
any effect in the way of improving the
situation, so far as relates to the manu
facturins industries of the country or the
other industries which would be affected
by tneir improvement."
"Feather the reverse, would it not?"
asked The Call correspondent.
"Momentarily, ye?. The fact that a new
tariff measure is pending and tbat it pro
poses to increase the ratps of duty on
many articles has the effect of tempo
rarily unsettling the business operations
of the manufacturers. Prices are baseu,
of course, to a certain extent upon those
named by foreign manufacturers who in
vade the market, and our own manufac
turers are uncertain as to what they will
themselves have to pay for such raw ma
terial as they will import for use in their
manufacturing after the new law goes
into effect. In that particular, at least,
the tendency of a new tariff law unsettles
the business operations of the manufac
turers in thi.« country and makes it. im
possible for them to make contracts or
push their business. The greatest injury
to their business, however, lies in the fact
that such enormous quantities of foreign
goods are being imported and forced upon
"Of course I do not mean that the moral
effect of the election which insured the
stability of our currency and assured the
people that they are to have the protec
tion which once gave them prosperity,
fa. led to have an immediate effect in
seme degree. I think it is generally con
ceded that business did improve and has
improved since this assurance was given ;
but it is not reasonable to suppose tnat
the improvement resulting from increased
manufactures and the consequentfy in
creased business for those affected by
their activity can be felt before the bill be
comes a law, or even immediately after
ward. Improvement in business always
comes slowly. A business depression
may occur in a day, but improvement
never comes suddenly. Certainly it can
not be expected that it wiil be so in this
case when it is remembered that practi
cally a year's stock of goods will have
been -brought into the country from
abroad before the tariff bill become, a
"A year's stock, Mr. Dingley?"
"In many cases, at least, yes. That
may seem like a broad assertion, but very
few people realize, I think, the enormous
quantity of goods now being brought in
and which have come in in the past few
months. The customs receipts upon duti
able goods alone have doubled, and if you
will examine the reports of importations
of non-dutiab.e goods you will find that
they have increased enormously. I ob
serve by a paragraph in a recent number
of a Boston paper that fourteen vessels
iaden with wool arriveti in that city in
one day last week. When you remember
that the bili has yet to be considered by
the full Senate committee, by the Senate,
wbere there is unlimited debate, and by
a conference committee, it i« apparent
that weeks and probably months must
vet elapse before it gets upon the statute
books and into operation. I hope, how
ever, to see it a law by July 1. During all
this meantime I suppose the flood of for
ei n importations wili continue to a
greater or less extent, as many of the im>
porters had ordered goods prior to April
1, and will continue 10 bring them in.
This is especially trne nith reference to
wool, which is imported in great quanti
ties at this season of the year.
"These facts," continued Mr. Dingley in
conclusion, "ought to show the people
who slop to consider them the impossi
biiiiy of business improvement so far as re
lates to increased activity in manufactur
ing and its reflex influences upon other
lines of business until the new measure is
not only upon the statute-books, but; has
bad time to make itsell felt and time li
given for the abt-orption of the enormous
quantity of foreign goods now being forced
upon the market. I believe the people
will see prosperity when the bill has had
time to produce its natural effect, but it is
not reasonable to assume that it could ac
complish these results in advance of its
existence as a law, or even in the first few
weeks or months of its operation."
SEX ATE CU.U iJ 1 1 t.t. VJ.CAXCIES.
■Republican* Agree to the Tertnt of the
< < -nthin-d Opposition.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23. -The
Republican Senators to-day adopted in
caucus the agreement reached by their
steering committee with the opposition
for filing the vacancies now existing in
the committees. It Is practically the plan
presented by the Democratic-Populist-Sil
ver Republican combination, the mem
bers of which nre elated at forcing the Re
publicans to accept their terms. On the
other hand the Republicans are not dis
posed to view the plan with disfavor, for
they argue that the opposition, having
forty-seven votes to their forty-two, could
tate the committees entirely.
By the agreement Republicans will sit
at the heads of lorty committees, or two
more than thf-y now have, but will not,
owing to the defection of Silver Republi
cans since the last arrangement of the
committees, control a majority of the
committees on a vote. The vacancies are
to be tilled by members of the same party
as ti:e former occupants. The only ad
vantage, in addition to the gain of tbe
two chairmanships, is the increase of one
Republican in the Committee on Post
offices, wnich will give them control of
that committee independently of Senator
The Republicans also took steps to se
cure a division of the patronage of the
Senate by appointing McMillin, Lodge
and Spooner a committee to confer with
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Senator* Trying to Get Together and '
Settle the Matter.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.—
executive session of the Senate Thursday
lasted an hour and a half. It was de'
voted almost entirely to a discussion of
the question of filling committee vacan
Allen followed up his resolution, previ
ously offered in open session, to suspend
all business until vacancies are filled, by
proposing a- conference of all panics on
the subject. As this was unfavorably re
coived ue gave notice that he would press
the resolution to a vote, if possible, next
The Democrats again insisted on hold
ing up nominations of postmasters. As
all these number upward of 100, the pres
sure therefore may have had something
to do with the revival of interest amoug
Republicans in the agreement reached by
their steering committee w.th the Demo
crats in the matter of rilling vacancies,
and upon which no action was taßen by
the Republican caucus last week. Notices'
were sent out to-day lor another caucus
to-morrow, when it is thought an agree
ment will be reached.
THE BUS mi: a > JSsURRECTIOX.
iierolH'io!iit(» Have Gained JPoiMewion
of luro Important fla ens.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.—Be
lated information about the revolution
ary outbreak in Honduras reached the
State Department to-day in a telegram
from United States Minister Coxe. Tue
dispatch Baid the insurrection had been
started Saturday last on the North Coast
of Honduras under the rumored leader
ship of Enrique Sato, and Vasquez, the
former president, and that the revolution
ists had gained possession of Puerto
Cortez and Pedro Sula. .
Three thousand troops have been sent
by the Government to put down the in
surrectionists who believed the number
to be not more than 500. Arrests of im
portant suspects have been made at
2O HEDCrt- SALARIES.
Texas Representative Introduce* a Bill
to Dlncourag* Office- Seeker §.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April23.—Repre
sentative Lenahan of Texas has introduced
a bill "To decrease Federal salaries and
discourage the office-seeking industry of
! the United States. ' The preamble avers
i that the "compensation of Government
employes is abnormal, inducing an un
seemly race to secure offices. Therefore
the salaries of all Government officials,
where not otherwise provided for in the
constitution, are to be reduced one-third,
and all supernumerary employes dis
To Fight Gra**ho»pers in Argentine.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.—Pro
fessor Lawrence Brmnerof t .c University
of Michigan will sail for Argentine to
morrow to fight grasshoppers. For sev
eral years the>e insect* nave been a pe«t
to the farmers of Argentine, and the syn
dicate which has employed Brumer has
aetermined to rid the country of them.
Brumer is one of the most noted ornitholo
gists and entomologists in the country.
He distinguished himself during the
grasshopper plague in this country in
/ 1 ■'/■ .».' r>iic"i Mtir term Acquitted.
Washington*, d. c, Apni 23.— a
report frorr the Consul at Erzeroum, Ar
menia, received to-day the Armenians
and Kurds accused of murdering Frank
Lenz, the bicyclist, while making a tour
of the world, nave been acquitted. Some
time aeo, wnen the accused were released
on bail, they tied, and the trial was con
ducied without tUera.
Queen Lit (Jo m to *eu> Xork.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23— Ex-
Queen Liuoukaiani will be in New York
April 27, bat will not take part in the
Grant ceremonies. Shp will leave Wash
ineton next Monday. (^ lartera have been
engaged for her at'the Aibeniarle, where
she will remain until April 50, when she
intends returning to Washington.
Command *r Mutlan't Can*.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.—Com
mander Denis W. Mullan. U. S. N., visited
The Call's Washington office to-night.
He says he does, not expect a decision in
his case for a weefc or ;en days.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 23.-The
orders directing Rear Admiral Beardslee's
detachment from the Pacific Station have
been moUihed so he will not be relieved
To Reinitiate ititmtsted Official*.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.—
Senator Wellington ha- introduced a bill to
reinstate iv the civil service all tnose who
have been without cause dismissed.
John P. I ■<■!. -..in Confirmed.
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23 —The
Senate has confirmed the nomination
of John P. Jackson Collector of Customs
lor Ban Francisco.
-*•> laL.A..sO COUXXT.
Britisher* Who Oven It 3tuit A'oto Pay
Tare* to Michigan.
HOTJGHTON, Mich., April 23.—Gov
vernor Pingree has signed the bill annex
ins; I«le Royale County to the county
of Kewenaw. The entire island is owned,
with the exception ol a few hundred acres,
by an English syndicate, and since the
disorganization of the county there have
been no taxes to pay for a dozen years.
The Britishers will now be compelled to
contribute to the State's support.
IlORi: BOM Mi 3IIBSI\G.
Illinois Vnirernitit Begin* Suit Against
Sptildintj and Sontttnten.
CHICAGO, 111., April 23.— The Uni
versity of Illinois has brought suit in the
Circuit Court against ex-Treasurer Spald
ing and bondsmen for the recovery, of
$600,000, the amount alleged to have been
stolen by him while also acting as presi
dent of the dofunct Globe Savings Bink.
It was ascertained to-night that $5000 of
Macoupin County bonds belonging to the
university are also missing. •
BATTLE IIUYAJ. IN V JUG IMA.
Sire .Voom/iiii"! Are Killed and Three
MIDDLESBOKO, Ky., April 23,— There
was a pitched battle in Buchanan County,'
Va., last night between seven moonshiners
and ten citizens, in which five of the
moonshiners were killed and three of the
citizens wounded, one fatally. The
moonshiners had been terrorizing the
district by committing a series of
CHEEKS LXAViAG CHICAGO.
Enthuilnttie E*eort to Their Country
men Returning to Ath*n*. '
CHICAGO, 111., April 23.— After hold
ing farewell services in their churcli this
afternoon the Greek population paraded
the streets to-night; then marched to the
depot as escort to over 200 of their coun
trymen who started for the fatherland to-"
night. To-morrow another party of about
200 will start for Greece. < -
OF THEIR END
What an Agreement
Means to Five Civil
After Much Negotiations an
Understanding Is Finally
Treaty Entered Into by the Dawes
Commission With the Choctaws
ATOKA, I. T., April 23 —To-day marked
the beginning of the end of five civilized
tribes in Indian Territory. The Dawes
commission, after four weeus of laborious
negotiation, reached an agreement with
the commission from the Choctaw and
Chickasaw nations. The ireaty was care
fully read in executive session and signed
by the Dawes commission and the Indian
chiefs and commissioners.
Tlie treaty provides that all lands within
Indian Territory belonging to the Choctaw
and Cbickasaw Indiana shall be allotted
to the member.', of said tril.es ao as to give
each member (except the Choctaw freed
men) an equal share, considering charac
ter and fertility of soil, location and
value. All lands set apart for townsites
and public buildings are to be reserved
and exempted from division. All coal and
asphalt deposits are reserved for the sole
use of members of the tribes, exclusive of
Corporations or individuals desiring to
open coal or asphalt mines shall first pay
to the allottee or owner of the land the
value ol the use of the necessary surface
and damage to adjacent lands and im
provements, the damage to be ascertained
under the supervision of the Secretary of
the Interior. The Choctaw freedmen are
to receive forty acres of land each, to be
deducted from the Choctaw Nation prior
to Ihe allotment. In the appraisement of
lands the Choctaws and Chickasaws shall
each have a representative to co-operate
with the commissioner of the five tribes
or any one making the appraisement
under the direction of the Secretary of
the Interior. Each member may select
an allotment from the land he now oc
cupies. All the lands allotted are to be
non-taxable while the title remains with
the allottee, but not to exceed twenty-one
7ears from the date of patent.
Such allottee is required to select 160
acres from his allotment, for which he
shall have a separate patcni and which
shall be inalienable for twenty-one year.*.
The remainder of the allotment may be
disposed of by the allottee, a fourth in one
year, a iourth in three years, and the bal
ance to be determined by respective acts
All the coal and asphalt lands shall be
the property of the two nations. The coal
royalty is to be 15 cents a ton, to ba paid
into the treasury of the United States. A
partial jurisdiction over the Indians is
conferred upon the United States court.
The present form of governmant is to con
tinue eight years.
it AH i. a jii;<;j_\A JO TALK.
The Irish Champion Expresse» Con
tempt /or Corbe t.
NEW YORK, N. V., Aoril 23.— Among
the hills of We-t Chester Peter Maher is
quietly getting himself into condition for
the proposed meeting with Sharkey.
Every mornins* tne Irish champion takes
a jaunt of twelve or fifteen miles at a good
swinging gait. He «aid to-day that he
wouldn't chaaenge Corbett if he defeated
**I ye tried to get a match with that fel
low four different times," said Maher,
"and he's squirmed out on each occasion.
Fin is quite riyht when he tells him to
get a reputation. What's he ever done?
He licked old John L. when any one in
good condition cuuld uave done the same
thing. Then he settled Mitchell, when an
ordinary plug could have knocsed the life
out of the Englishman. Corbett is a
tighter, I don't think. Why, Choynski
could do him up sure.' 1
THE WELEEL.h t;.\'S SECESSION.
President Potter Hay th« X. A. If. It
NEW YORK, N. V.. April 23.—Presi
dent Potter of the Laaguo of American
Wheelmen- declared to-day that the for
mation of an organization at Minneapolis
to join the United Wheelmen of America
does not worry the L. A. W. In talking
about the secession movement he criti
cized the wheelmen who are attempting
to take the control of racing from the
league. He alleges that the leaders of
Sunday racing plans are actuated solely
j through mercenary motives and that this
alone will disrupt the opposition or
ganization. He sees ho chance for the
L. A. W. to sanction Sunday races this
season. He has receive 1 a communica
tion from ii prominent rider in Ban Fran
cisco, who declares that Sunday bicycle
racing is not sanctioned In California.
An Oeert'ttid train Romance.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 23.— A
few days ago John Wa:te, a wealthy busi
ness man of Boston, left on a pleasure
trip through the South and West. At
Memphis his car was boarded by Louise
Saver, -ister of a wholesale grocer of this
city. The young couple struck up an ac
quaintance and when they reached here
th»y were engaged to be married. The
wedding occurred last night, after which
the couple left for California on a bridal
3!osby Badly Hurt by a runaway.
RICHMOND, Va., April 23.— Colonel
John 8. Mosby, the famous Confederate
raider, while out driving thi3 afternoon at
the University of Virginia, was badly
hurt in a runaway. His horse became
unmanageable, upsetting the carriage.
Mosby was thrown out, sustaining serious
injuries about the head, and he may lose
On the Ka*t'm lUnmondt.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 23.—Phil
adelphia 12, New York 7.
BALTIMORE. Md., April 23—Balti
more 7. Boston jk
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 23.-Brook
lyn 8. Washington 7.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, April 23.—Cincin
nati 4, Chicago 3.
Fatal tight Oiteuttton.
CHICAGO, 111., April 23.— While dis
cussing the Carson fizut last night an
altercation took place between Lee Collins
and R. E. Keating, in which Collins was
struck on the head with a cudgel, fractur
ing his skull. He died soon after. Keat
ing was arrested.
To Review the Memorial Parade.
NEW YORK, N. V., April 23,-Mrs.
Jeff Davis and daughter Winnie will re
view the Grant memorial parade in com
pany with the widow and daughter of
General Grant. They come Jrom far-away
Beauvoir to show their gratitude to the
chief of the Union army, who dared to
become the champion of the leader of the
"L>st Cause" when all the world was
C II A X I.Li I .Mi: LOSES.
John Jteilly Aieardrd fart of His Claim
for Zerjal aerrice*.
NEW YORK. N. V., April 23.— Charles
Fair, son o! the former millionaire Sena
tor from Nevada, was defendant in n suit
for $650 brought in a city court to-day by
John Keiiiy, a lawyer. Fair was not
present, but his lawyers fought the case
fiercely. The ground for Ihe suit was laid
when in March, 1594, Fair was sned by
"Snapper" Garrison tor $1000 an! Reilly
defended him. Reilly says that Fair told
him he uad quarreled witn the executors
of his lather 8 estate, they only allowing
him $1000 a month. This, Fair said, was
not enuugh for his support, and he c«uJd
not pay Garrison's claim, but — uuid as
soon as he received his money irom the
estate. Reilly said that h* did all he was
askt-d to do, ana that the $600 sued for was
In defense Fair said that he had paid
Reihy $100 — ail his services were wortb.
He gave Reiliy $500 with which to settle
the Garrison claim, but Reilly had used
the money, compelling him to get an or
der from tue Supreme Court before he
could recover. Thus, Fair said, he nad
be n forced to pay out $1450 for the work
Reilly did — much more than the value of
The jnry brought in a verdict awarding
AUBOB UAH O&SBHrAACE.
Many Tree* Planted by School Children
in the Eastern Cities-
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 23.— This
is tue second of the two Arbor days set
apart for observance this year by Gov
ernor Hastings. A large number of trees
ware planted by the scuooi children of this
city, each being named iv honor of some
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 23.— Governor
Bushnell's Arbor day proclamation is be
ing generally observed throughout the
State. In addition to the tree-planting,
many ot the scnools indulged in a literary
and musical programme.
DES MOINES, lowa, April 23.— T0-day's
celebration ot Arbor day is the fifteenth
in the history oi this State, lowa having
been the next State to Nebraska to estab
lish the observance. This- was in 1882, ten
years after J. Sterling Morton had en
gralted the idea upon the Legislature of
the neienbor State.
In lowa the law instructs the board of
directors in each diamct, township and
independent district to set out twelve or
more- shade trees on each schooihouse site.
SHOT IHE MOIORSIAIt.
Murderout Act of an Od Mnn W/iost
Kuggu To« Jiumpmd.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April IT,.— Because a
Market-street trolley car bumped into his
buggy this morning, Ira Stansbury, 77
years old, a jewe er, jumnad to his feet,
puiled a revolver and shot motorman J.
E. Thorp in the right thigh. Stansoury
was surrounded instantly by a mob, but
kept all at bay with his pistol. Court Clerk
Lally jumped into the bugsjy, took Starts
bury's revolver and drove him to the
AXABCHI JilFB iy FRANCE.
President Faure't Police Escort Jl*kes
PARIS, Fkance, April 23.— The police
who have been accompanying President
Fame on bis tour of the province of Ven
dee arresteJ four anarchists at St. Nszir
to-day. Among their belongings were
found a quantity of papers, including
drawings oi a bomb. The capture caused
Shot )ar Killing Hi, R r other- in-J.ntr.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, April 23 —
Jose Gutierrez wax legally shot to-day for
the murder of his brother-in-law, Jose
Bo bad ilia, a millionaire merchant of this
city. Tne crime, which was committed
three years ago, created a stir throughout
Mexico, owins: to the wealth and promi
nence of both parties.
Three A»tr irarihipi for Mexico
NEW YORK, N. Y\, April 23.— City of
Mexico advices have been received here
stating that tne Government Naval Com
mission which was secretly sent to Eng
land to purchase ibree warships has about
conirleted negotiations for tt.e vessels and
that the contract will be given to the
Armstrong Worts at Euswics.
Tri<-d to Kill Urujttny's President.
NEW YORK, N. V.. April 23.-A
rtispaich from Montevideo states that a
IT-.t-ar-old student named Rebecca at
tempted to kill President Borda by shoot
ing at him in tfce street. Rebecca said
that be tried to kill Borda for the salva
tion of Uruguay.
Easy to say, but how shall I ■ .aJ^ C* " "
doit? mff% YoA
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Builds Up the system. alizing any good. I had read of how
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Minn. ; back, arid am free from all palpitation of
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daughters of scrofula in its wors^orm ?*& *" am ?° n S f*l°
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AT NEW ORLEANS
Carrollton Levee With
stands the Terrible
A Warning by Engineers That
the Relief Is Merely
Bloodhounds on the Trail of a Man
Who Attempted to Cut
NEW ORLEANS. La., April 23.- There
1 was a feeling of utcurity here to-(lay in
j regard to the high water which has not
I been felt for weeKs past. All the boats on
the river have generally observed the fol
Be it resolved by the Board of Commissioners
Of the Orleans L<svee District that, owing to the
present condition of the Mississippi River, all
owners and employes of steamships, steamboats
| and all other water craits are hereb> cautioned,
I under penalty of the most summary criminal
| proceedings, to proceed at the slowest possible
rate while navigating the Mississippi Kiver In
the levee district, owing to the damage to the
levee system aud damage arising from swells
created by atoresald crafts. This resolution to
be rigorously enforced.
Otto Thoman, President.
The levee at Carrollton is safe. The un
tiring diligence of those in charge of erect
ing the bulkheads that back the levee at
Carroliton has been rewarded, and the resi
dents of that locality went calmly to their
beds last night without the fear of waking
up somewhere dowu about their offices in
the morning ruling upon the crest of a
Mississippi River wave.
The stationary condition of the Missis
sippi encouraged every one, until the en
gineers gave warning to-day that the
relief was merely temporary. The Biggs
crevesse is now rilling up theTensas basin
of Louisiana. It will take ten days to do
this, after which all the crevasse water
will return to the Mississippi. The engi
neers predict over twenty feet at New Or
leans, perhaps twenty-one — more than
three feet higher than ever before known.
They are afraid that the levees will not be
able to stand this.
Owing to the report that a secret expe
dition was afoot to cut the levees a mob
started out last night and found a man
attempting to cut the levee at Point
Courtviile. Though fired upon he escaped.
The guards at the Woodland plantation,
the site of the famous Bonnet Carre cre
vasse, routed a prowler at daybreak to-day.
He dropped, in his flight, several sticks of
dynamite and fuse. Bloodhounds were
put on his trail.
O A H.A. a HOW OB JiJiJSD.-
Great Croxedt Attend, and, a Parade Set -
urn} Miles Long.
OMAHA, Nebr., April 23.— Thousand!
ol people from lowa and Nebraska
crowded into Oma.-a Thursday to partici
pate in the inaugural ceremonies of the
trans-Mississippi exposition. About 75,000
people witnessed the . exercises at the
grounds. ' v. '' -,
The parade, which wai several mile*
long, was composed of- officials of the ex
position, and State, city, civic and mill*
tnrv :&n:zations. Mayor Broatch, State
officials and Hon. J. Sterling Morton de
livered addresses. " -■ '
Hon. W. J. Bryan was to have spoken,
out illness prevented him.
A. SISTZR GCM BO AT.
The A*ic Annapoli* Exceeded Contract
Requirement* On Her Trial.
NEW YORK, 2f. V.. April 23.— The new
gunboat Annapolis returned last night
from ber trial trip. An average speed of
12 knots per hour in a four hoars' run
was required, but she made 13.43 knots.
Where 800 horsepower was required, she
had developed an average of 1250. Bhe
exceeded the contract requirements ia
every condition where there was a margin
of possible improvement. 7!H>"
She is a sister ship to those now build
ing in San Francisco.