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THE TITLE COUNTS.
Our Ministers Abroad at a. Disadvantage.
NOT "AMBASSADOES," YOU UTOW.
Hoar Has One of George W. Smalley's
Letters Read, and It Acts as a Red
Itac on riumb An Effete East rn Al
lasion to Jerry of the Wild Vet The
Senate Finance Committee Sits Down
on Stanford's Government Loan Office
Washington Citt, Feb. IS. While the
diplomatic appropriatioa bill was before
the senate yesterday Hoar brought up the
question of giving our ministers to Euro
pean courts the title of "ambassador."
Foreign governments, lie said, treated
each other not according to their rank or
importance, but sololy with reference to
t'ie question of diplomatic position. A
-iuiiiiur' of the United States having to
tu-is a matter of high importance with the
prime minister of England or France
would be kept waiting until an "aribassa
doi" from suc h countries as SiHm or Hayti
or Servia had hal their audiences. To
show how the matter worked Hoar read a
letter from Mr. Smalley, the London cor-re-pondent
of The New York 1 ribune,
describing how Tlu-lps, then min.ster to
England, would see the backs of twenty
three ministers and seven ambassadors
before be could enter the audience room
of the British premier.
Plumb Jumps ou Smaller.
Plumb intimated that Hoar had not
strengthened his tuition byquoti ig from
a persou who had tin-Americanized him
self, who coul 1 lmrdly speak the American
language, and who was a prof essional
snob. He said the men who expatriated
themselves as newspaper corresp indents
did were not of the class of the people who
fixed the policy of legislation for thu Amer
ican congress. The letter which had been
read to the senate reminded of hint a so
ciety column in The Washington tar.
Hoar said the fact was this (and it could
not be rubbed out or answered by sneers
at the society column in The Star) that the
United States had the right to say in what
order its business should be considered at
Did Hoar Refer to Simpson?
When the United States used t le word
"envoy" or "minister" it was just as if it
said "the man whom we send v.u is to
rank No. 50 in his title to have business
considered." I5ut if it used the word "am
bassador" that meant, "we think i hat our
business is of importance enough that our
minister is to be considered in France or
England as No. 1 or No. C (according to
senority)," and that there wasa.l there
was in the question. In the course of
further discussion. Hoar suggested the
idea of a western diplomatic representa
tive appearing at a foreign court with one
of his trousers legs in his boot, imd per
haps without stockings.
REPORT ON STANFORD'S SCHEME.
The Senate I'innnce Committee on Gov
ernment Loans to Farmers.
Washington Citt, Feb. IS. 1 he sen
ate committee on finance through Morrill
yesterday submitted an adverse report to
the senate on the bill introduced by
Stanford, providing for govert mental
loaus on real estate. The committee in
its report holds that the experiment would
result disastrously. The committse goes
on to say that if "the opportunity was
offered to all land owners to obtain a loan
at even a less rate than our own or any
national government now pays, it is pos
sible that it might inspire improvident
habits and extravagant or speculative
venture? in the class of our coui.trymen
now almost exempt from such tempta
tions." The committee reviews at length
the history of financial schemes of a simi
lar nature notably the Mississippi
scheme and the issuance of continental
money to show the disastrous conse
quences that have marked attempts to
carry out the provisions of such measures.
Other Objections Noted.
Among other objections noted t le com
mittee cites the provision for loaning the
government money at 2 per cent, interest
"The government of the United States "
it says, "has no surplus of money, nor is
it likely to have any. to lend to borrowers
at any rate of interest, and certainly not
at less than half the rate it is now payin
There is not a millionaire in tin whole
country who would loan at 2 per cent on
the security to be offered. But it is now
proposed that the government, not
in fact having auy money to len i, shall
lend its own notes, and make then bylaw
a legal tender, receivable in lieu of gold,
or any other lawful money, for all private
debts, taxes, excises, public lands, and
all demands owing by the United States,
except interest on the public debt , and in
redemption of the national currency.
Chance for Large Land Owners.
"A large owner of unlmcumbered land
might apply for a loan of $1,000,030 and
re-loan it in smaller amounts at. a much
higher rate than he paid. Where the con
stitutional power is lodged which author
izes the government to loan money or to
create in the treasury department a gigan
tic banking institution, it will be difficult
to point out, and that such power exists
may safely be denied." In conclusion the
committee says: "Some of the minor ob
jections to the bill might perhaps be re
moved by amendment, but the objections
to .ts substance, constitutionality, and to
the principle involved, are ineradicable."
In the Senate and House.
Washington Citt, Feb. 18. The cre
dentials of W. A. Pfeffer as sens tor elect
from Kiansas were presented and filed in
the senate yesterday. Stanford's govern
ment land bill was reported back adverse
ly, with a recommendation that its con
sideration be indefinitely postpon id. The
diplomatic and consular appropriation bill
was theu'eonsidered, and after a long de
bate passed. The copyright bill w as taken
up, but the senate ad jour ned'witl tout tak
ing action on it.
In the house a resolution was reported
for the impeachment of Alexander Board
man, United Status district judge for the
western district of .Louisiana. U'he con
ference report on the ibrtificalioc bill was
agreed to. The Indian appropriation bill
was then considered in committee of the
whole aud its engrossment and third
reading ordered. The house then ad
journed. The General Deficiency BilL
Washington Crrr, Feb. ia The gen
eral deficiency kill for 1891 and pi ior years
was reported to the boose yesterday. This
bill is the last on the docket of i he com
mi t tee. . It appropriates amount i aggre
gating 3tf,&T4,.m Among the items con
tained in thu bill are the following: For
the relief of citizens of Oklahoma who
nave been rendered destitute by the
drought of the past season, $50,000, and
for army and navy pensions, f-S,678,333.
BROKE RANKS ONCE MORE.
Illinois Republicans Voting for Streeter
Again LegKlative Notes.
Springfield, Ills., Feb. IS. A number
of petitions were filed in the senate yester
day asking that the national flag Le placed
on school buildings. Bills rvere intro
duced: For the protection of persons at
railway crossings; to aid farmers in ef
forts at drainage; requiring an affidavit
giving the names of heirs to estates where
there is no will; for appropriations for
state government expenses; changing the
requirements in indictments for murder
so as not to require the manner or means
of the crime.
The house passed appropriate resolu
tions relative to the death of Gen. Sher
man. Bills were introduced: Requiring
constables to notify poor debtors of their
right to exemption from seizure of $400
worth of personal property; providing a
penalty for the presence in houses of ill
fame of girls under 18 years of age. A
resolution for the amendment of the con
stitution so that four amendments to that
instrument may- be submitted to the
people at one time was offered.
Trying to Compromise on Streeter.
There was another break in the joint
session jester lay among the Republicans.
The steering committee held a conference
and Chairman Jones, of the state commit
tee, advised the R'.f iblicans to vote for
Streeter. There r, strong opposition to
this course among the R-pubiicans when
it was annou-ice I, an 1 about twenty de
dared that they would not vote for a
compromise candidate under any circum
stances. The steering committee ad
journed after deciding to make a canvass
of Republican sentiment, and later met
again and announced that, with the
exception of eight or ten, all the Repub
licans would vote for Streeter if deemed
advisable. At any rate, delay was a poli
In the Joint Session.
Every member was present when the
joint session was called to order, and a
sensation was the result when Anderson,
the first Republican called on to vote
named Streeter. The result of the bal
lot was: Palmer, 101; Oglesby, 30; Street
er, 09; Lindley, 3; Stelle, 1. Moore voted
for Stelle, and Nohe, White, and Tice for
Lindley. Ttie next ballot-the ninety
Linth Palmer got his usual vote; Ogles
by, 27; Streeter, TO; Lindley, 3; Hunter, 2;
Stelle, 1. Streeter gained one from Oglesby
in the 100th ballot, and on the KUst had
T5; Oglesby, 2.!: Hunter, 3, and Lindley
and Stelle 1 each. This ended the day's
The Republicans held a caucus lat
night, but could not agree to support
A GRAVE IN THE HiLLS.
Murder liclieved to IlaTe Iieen Commit
ted for a Wife.
iNMAKAroLls, Feb. IS. Interest in the
disappearance of Charles Anderson, of
Bridgeport, in the southern part of the
state, which occurred five years ago, has
recently been revived. Anderson was in
love at the time with Rebecca Money.
There was a rival, George Gillespie, but
the girl accepted Anderson, who arranged
for a dance at the hause of Joseph Quassa,
with vhom the accepted lover boarded.
Anderson did not apiiearat the dance, and
nothing has been heard of him since. Sus
picion turned to MoiMty aud Gillespie who
soon left the neighborhood, the latter as
the husband of the Money girl.
Some Contradictory Testimony.
The matter then seemed to die out till
last Saturday Walt Minton, a young man,
found a grave in the hills. The Moneys
and Gillespie had meanwhile returned,
the latter after serving a three-year term
for perjury. Minton's discovery led to the
arrest of the gang, and they were taken
before a justice. Al Lee testified that
Hannah Money, cousin of Rebecca, had
told him that they had killed Anderson
and hid him under some logs, and when
they moved away had cut up the body and
burned it in a brush pile. The woman de
nied ever having spoken to Lee. Gillespie
was held over to court. He denied the
charge, and claimed to know nothing of
Anderson. The grave was opened and
nothing was found it.
Brazilian Reciprocity May Fail.
New York, Feb. 11. A special cable
gram to The World from Bahia, Brazil,
says: "Americans who have been led to
bel ieve that Mr. Blaine's commercial
treaty with Brazil is a settled fact will be
interested to know that the treaty has not
yet been ratified, and that it is not likely
to be. The mercantile community views
the proposed treaty with the greatest
dissatisfaction. Brazilian exporters find
that by the terms of the treaty they are
no better off than they were before, so far
as trade with the United States is con
cerned." Her Majesty feuxgeated the Theme.
London, Feb. 13. It is interesting to
learn that Queen Victoria claims some cred
it for the authorship of "Ivauhoe," Sir Ar
thur Sullivan's latest opera. Her majesty
does not, of course, pretend that she wrote
the opera, but she does assert that she
suggested it to Sir Arthur Sullivan, aud
feels a sort of editor in-chief responsibility
for its reception. This is one reason why
she proposes to see it, and she will prob
ably be accompanied by the Empress Fred
erick and the Princess Marguerite of Prus-
Bismarck, N. D., Feb. 18. The senate
was yesterday the scene of the most revo
lutionary fight ever recorded in a legis
lative body. The western senators com
bined with the Prohibitionists, and upon
the question of approving Saturday's jour
nal voted to expunge everything in refer
ence to the question of resubmission and
capital removal from its pages. Both
matters were then indefinitely postponed.
The capital removal question defeated re
submission. Many Lives in Peril Three Lost.
CniciNNATl, O., Feb. 18. The steamer
Thomas Sherlock, which left here at 7
o'clock last night, struck one of the piers
of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad
bridge and sank ten minutes later. After
the collision the boat headed for the Ken
tucky shore and all the passengers and
crew were safely landed with the excep
tion of Mrs. McLean and her grand
daughter, Majorie Brown, of Pittsburg,
and Third Mate William Leper.
John Jacob Astor the young New York
millionaire, married Miss Ava Lawle
Willing at Philadelphia Tuesday. The
wedding was "swell" with all the word
ARGUS. 'WEDNESDAY. FEBKDAKY 18,
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM .
Thirty inches of saow fell at Bozeman,
Mont., within two days.
A Mississippi man is preparing to estab
lish a plant for the manufacture of Koch's
Justin McCarthy has seen red Mr. Ean'a
shares ia United Ireland, which gives him
control of the paper.
A conspiracy to assassinate the prin
cipal officers of the republic is said to have
been discovered in Buenos Ayres.
The Mississippi river at Memphis was
oaly about two feet below the dar.ger line
nu sua steadily rising Tuesday.
Ben Ali Haggin, the noted horseman,
died at his residence. 10 East Fifty-fourth
street, New York, Tuesday morning, of
Banker Cowles, of Clarks, Neb., whose
wife was recently murdered supposedly
by a burglar, has been arretted, charged
with the crime.
Evan Lewis, the wrestler, fainted dead
away in a Chicago photograph gallery
Monday, and now his friends lear an at
tack of pneumonia.
A Niagara Falls company has purchased
the house at Appomattox in which Lee
surrendered to Grant, and proposes to
make a museum of war relics.
An Italian named Gazzolo, of Chicago,
his received three threatening letter
from the Matia murder society, the last
one telliug him to prepare for death.
The grand jury at Chicago Tuesday re
turned indictments against Craig and
Frazier, the two robbers who attempted
to rob Hussander, the jeweler, Monday.
Slill no work at the Jackson park, Chi
cago, World's fair site. The mob re
maine.l in possession of the park Tuesd.iy.
while the mayor is consulting the city
law departnieut as to his right to inter
fere to keep the peace in the parks.
John Spelman, who escaued from a train
at Chicago hi-t week, returned to his
home at 1'eoria Monday night and quar
reled with his father. The latter ordered
bis arrest, but before the sheriff arrived
John got away and is now at liberty.
Ignatius Donnelly has sued the St. Taul
Tioneer Press and Ex-Congressman King
forJIOO.OOO each for libeL The ground
for the suits is a letter alleged to have
been written by King aud published in
The Pioneer Press in IsSO in which the
great cryptogramist is charged with
accepting bribes aud blackmailing.
Rills by the Hundred.
Madison, Wis., Feb. is. Yesterday
more bills were introduced iu the legisla
ture than on any day heretofore, the num
ber reaching the enormous total of nearly
(KK). In both houes resolutions on the
death of Gen. Sherman were adopted. A
dozen bills relative to railway corpora
tions were introduced. They touched the
ppeeil of trams, the hauling of
wheat, jkt platforms aud sta
tions at junctions, tunnels, crossings,
etc. In the assembly H. J. Desmond, of
Milwaukee, introduced a compulsory ed
ucation law, modeled after the one adopt
ed by the Democratic legislative caucus in
Illinois. A lill by Assemblyman Do:!ge
abolishes t lie state board of uicrvisiu
and the state bo;ird of charities and le
form, and creates the state board of con
trol. Neal Brown proposed ia the lower
house to abolish the state insurance de
partment. A Relic That He Will 1'rize.
Madison, Ind., Feb. IS. When John G.
Keadle, in 1301, left for the war be took
with him a lock each of his young wife's
and 3 mouths-old daughter's hair in
closed in a Bible given to him by his wifd.
He lost the Bible in battle. A friend from
Georgia visiting George R. Harper in this
county told how his relative, Capt. Job
Russell, of the Third Georgia regiment,
had found just such a Bible. Harper did
uot know beadle, but advertised the find.
Keadle saw the advertisement, came down
to Madison, and Tuesday recovered his
Powderly's Heart Troubles Him.
TorEKA, Kan., Feb. IS. Just as Master
Workman Powderly was concluding bis
speech to the Knights of Labor at Repre
sentative hall yesterday, be fell prostrate
in his chair from an attack of heart dis
ease He recovered in about five minutes
and was able to walk to his hotel.
Is This a "Jack the Ripper" Crime?
London, Feb. 18. London is suffering
from another "Jack the Ripper" fright.
Yesterday morning a woman was found
in a dying condition with her throat cut
and suffering fram a stab wound in the
chest. The police, however, think the
woman committed suicide.
Two Toughs Slash F.arh Other.
Hiawatha, Kan., Feb. 18. Sunday
night, near Padonia, two toughs named
Ryan and Morton quarreled over a game
of cards. Both drew knives and began
cutting each other. Ryan was killed and
Morton seriously wounded.
The Weather We May Expect.
WASHlworoif ClTT. Fob. 18. The following
re the weather indications for thirty-six hours
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Iowa Fair
weather Wednesday; variable winds; warmer
by Thursday nioraing. For Illinois and Indi
ana, -Fair weather Wednesday; colder; north
westerly wiuds; cold wave. For Lower Mich
bran Local rain or snow; colder weather;
westerly winU. For Wisconsin and Upper
Michigan Fair weather Wednesday, except
local snows on the lake shore; slightly warmer
by Thursday morning; northerly winds, be
Chicaoo, Feb. 17.
The quotations on the board of trade to-day
were as follows: Wheat No. 2 February,
opened 9tc, closed 95c: May, opened VTc,
closed Wc; Jr.'y, opened KHc closed &c
Com No. 2 February, opened &9 closed 61&r;
May, openod &&tc closed Ma$c; Jo'y, opened
fi-c, closed 63c Oats No. 2 May, opened
4596c,closed 44Hc,June,opened t5gc.clnaed 45c;
July, opened lc closed tie. Fork-February,
opened and c1eed f.S; March, opened .!,
closed ja.aBti; May, opened &.& closed
Lard February, opened $5.U, closed $ .824.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, SJQSn Wc;
dairies, finest frtwh, ZX&Uc; packing- stock. It
iac Eggs Fresh candled. 18o per dot
Iress d poultry Chickens, 63c per lb; docks
l(Krl3c; turkeys, Biil3q; geese, 7a0c. Potatoes
White Kose, ao per bu; Bed nose, 90c;
Hobron, 88 . 92c; PeerUj, 8.Vj9Qc; Burbans.
9UJfc5o. Sweot potatoes Illinois, UU&3 60
per bbL Apples Cooking. per bbl;
eating, f.wtf5.0J; Michigan choice, J3.7i&4.uu.
New Tome. Feb. 17.
Wheat: No. 2 red winter, fl.M cash; do
March, (UOlj: do May.$1.0G?i; do June, f LOSi;
do July, Sl.U'Mi. Corn-No. 2 mixed.
cash; do March, W&a. Oats-Steady, but dull.
No. 2 mixed cash, fiSa; May, 6154c Rye aud
barley Nominal Pork Dull; men. J10.SU
(tll.SU for new. Lard Quiet: March, to.94:
Live stock: Cattlo-Market firm, but no
trading in beeves; dressed beef, steady; native
sides, 7&84C V t. Sheep and lambs-Market
steady; sheep, U OJ&i bJ a) 1JJ s; lambs, $8.00
6.75. Hogs Nominally firm; live hoes. 13.40
V HW t.
Talking of patent medicines
you know the old prejudice.
And the doctors some of
them arc between you and us.
They would like you to think
that what's cured thousands
won't cure you. You'd be
lieve in patent medicines if
they didn't profess to cure
everything and so, between
the experiments of doctors,
and the experiments of patent
medicines that arc sold only
because there's money in the
"stuff," you lose faith in every
thing. And, you can't always tell
the prescription that cures by
what you read in the papers.
So, perhaps, there's no better
way to sell a remedy, than to
tell the truth about it, and
take the risk of its doing just
what it professes to do.
That's what the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion, of Buffalo, N. V., docs
Golden Medical Discover',
Pleasant Pellets, and
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy.
If they don't do what their
makers say they'll do you
get your money back.
La. H iTHrHiicrs' SrEcint-s are ctentlOcally and
can-fully prrpared im-rli!ias ; ned for many
years In private iiraettcv Ilh MioenMnd for oer
thirty yearued t Uie people. Ery suule bpe
Clink asiMx'lal care fur tijr dtwaM named.
Tbere Sie-IUrs cure without druKKlntt. purff
Init or reducing the kyMem. and are la I n I atid
deed Uie se reign remedies t the arid.
or mnnru. no. ores. rum
r Mfns niion. innMtiimation ..
Worm. W"rn eer. Worm i'..le .
ryinf ('alir.or Teething of Infanta
Diarrhea, of Children or Adnln ...
Dysentery. Urlping. hulo-CtUc .
4 balera ,M arbnn. VoniiUng
ttlllbfi, Coltl, lTouriiiUfc
Kearalcia, Tnolharlie, lanraclie ...
Headaches. Mc-k lleadacl.e. VerllfiO
I'fpTMis, bilious Mon.ai h
t-npsresBrd or I'ainfal I'rried.
IMulris tooVrofu-e l'.ri.l
( reap. (Joiifcb. I'lfllrull l.rvmlhlua ..
raii Kirin, rysi'ias. t.ni4h
It heama t if m. Kneuroallc t'klii
Krver and A ear. 'hlll.)IalMa.
Pile. Mind .r Weeding .AO
Catarrh, Influenza, Cold Inllie Head ..
Wbaopins I'eaah. Molent Couth. ,.jo
4eneral I tebi I il .1 kybical Weaklier ..Jl
Kidney liaeae .AO
Neru Debility .. l.OO
1 rinary Weakness. Wetting Ifcd. .lift
Diseases of I be Heart, rall'ltaiioti l.OO
fold by rroCTlM. or sent pnctiiafd on receipt
f iirlce. V R. Hi'r' hfn u. (4 pase)
richly Iwmnd in cloth and gold, tnall -1 free.
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Ladies wearing AA, A, B, C, can be fitted at reduced rates.
Ladies' Pebble Goat Shoe in A, B, C, D, E, EE, at a great sacrifice.
Misses and Childrens Shoes at a great reduction.
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