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THii ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 191.
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No Big "Salaries for World's
HEAVY CUT IN THE APPSOPSIATIOII.
Trade Italian To Be Recoined The House
raises the Direct Tax Bill Mrs. Lath
rop'a Speech t the Woman's National
Connril King Alcohol's Tower, as the
TV. C T. r. Oratress Sees It Death
of Senator Wilson, of Maryland Of
ficial Notes from the Capital.
Washixgtox Citt, Feb. 25. The senate
had before it yesterday the items of the
sundry civil bill appropriating for the
World's fair. The senate committee's
amendment striking out the 150,000 for
the Latin-American department was
agreed to. The amendment was also
adopted reducing the salaries for the pres
ident of the commission, president of the
board of lady managers, clerks, stenog
raphers, typewriters, office rent, printing,
stationery, and every expenditure of
money for said commission, including the
board of lady managers, to a sum not ex
ceeding $33,000, for the balance of the cur
rent fiscal year, and fixing the amount tor
the total expense per year at f40,000. Far
well offered an amendment increasing this
amount to 120,000 per year for all official
salaries and expenses of the commission,
but the amendment was lost.
Some Information from Allison.
During the debate McPherson referred
to the large salaries which the officers of
the exposition had voted to themselves
aud inquired whether the committee on
appropriations had taken any position on
the subject. Allison replied that under
the act organizing the exposition 5200,0-tO
had been appropriated for the use of tha
commission, and that the commissioners
had gone on in the expenditure of that
money for the current fiscal year. The
committee had reported an amendment
for a limited appropriation during the
next fiscal year, and in order to make the
plan proposed for those officers next year
apply to the remainder of the present fis
cal year, it wm necessary to agrea to that
amendment. It was intended that the
machinery of the exposition at Chicago
bould speedily adjust itself to the pro
Those Commission Salaries.
McPhcrson asked what those conditions
were. It had been charged that the offi
cers bad voted themselves large salaries,
and that they had thus exhausted the ap
propriation made last year. There was
very great fear expressed in some quar
ters that if that thing were allowed to go
on and to continue during the prepara
tions for the exposition there would be
very little left of the appropriation of $1,
500,000 to be devoted to any purpose other
than the payment of salaries. Allison
aid that it was not intended to continue
the present plan and arrangement. It
was expected that, whatever the official
staff or management might be in Chicago,
the great body of their compensation
would be paid out of the fund raised for
the exposition by voluntary contributions,
or by the gate receipts.
More SiKer To fie Coined.
Plumb offered an amendment to the
bill, which was agreed to. adding thereto
a proviso requiring the secretary of
the treasury to coin into standard silver
dollars the trade dollar bullion and the
trade dollars now in the treasury, the ex
pense thereof to be charged to the silver
profit fund. The paragraph authorizing
the use of unexpended balances for the
prevention of epidemics gave rise to a long
discussion. Chandler moved to place
further sums at the disposal of the presi
dent for the same purpose the whole
amount of the expenditure for the year
not to exceed f250,O"O. In an impas-ioned
speech Gorman denounced Chandler's
proposition as an atrocious one, as giving
the president an unlimited use of money,
and as more dangerous to the people than
an epidemic of cholera, yellow f-ver, cr
small pox would be, but Cii&niler's mo
tion was agreed to.
The Direct Tsi Bill Aain.
The house put in its time yesterday
principally on the direct tax bilL The
only amendment agreed to was one pro
viding that no money shall be paid to any
state until it shall have, through resolu
tion of its legislature, accepted the sum
appropriated as full satislaction for all
claims against the United States on ac
count of the collection of the tax. There
was Democratic opposition to considera
tion of the bill because, as alleged, the
tinw allowed for debate was too short.
McK.cley replied to this that no measure
had ever received a more thorough discus
sion than this bilL Oates, Cummings,
Fpinola, Springer and other Democrats
made constitutional arguments against
A Matter of Justice.
Grosvenor favored the measure. The
question presented was wLether the gov
tmniint would do justice in oneway or
the other cither by compelling the de
fault. Eg states to pay their quota or to
refund o the states which had paid tie
t ax the amount levied and collected from
them. There were alo claims by the op
ponents that the Republicans were going
to bankrupt the government so that when
the Democrats came into power they could
not reduce taxes, but would have to in
crease tLem. Those advocating the bill
poob-pooed this, and said the treasury was
well ;able to pay the money. When the
vote was Leahy token the bill passed by
172 years to 101 nays.
THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION.
As Viewed by One of the Speakers at the
Washington Citt, Feb. 25. A number
of papers were read and speeches deliv
ered at the Woman's National Council
yesterday, the most notable probably be
ing that of Mrs. Mary T. Lathrop. She
said of the National Temperance union
that, eursed at the bar of the legalized sa
loon; hissed on the floor of the beer brew
era' congress; scorned by conventions of
political parties; misrepresented by the
all-powerful press; denied its ultimate
prayer in the halls of legislation; sneered
at in the palaces of fashion, where th wine
glass tempts to destroy; criticised by con
servative pulpits, and unwelcome often
even in the Christian church, it has been
left to this organization of ballotless
women to arouse all classes of oppose rs and
find for themselves the "hate of hate."
Soane Blessings Enumerated.
Then, on the other hand blessed by the
feverish lips of the drunkard ready t per
ish; sought by the wandering feet of the
boy or girl who went astray; hallowed by
loving though at thousands of firesides;
baptized with holy tears by the mothers
whose battle it wages; perfumed by the
stainless prayers of the little children; in
dorsed by the expressed principles of or
ganized Christianity; sustained by the
highest and freshest authorities in the sci
entific world; praised by lips grown care
ful through statesmanlike speech; be
lieved in by the best, trusted by the most
needy, it has been grantel them also to
find the "love of love."
"Climbed the Throne of Revenue."
When the civil war broke out money
grew plenty and moved rapidly, blood
was hot, sociaay disorganized, and opened
to the flower of a nation's manhood the
doors of recklessness and self-indulgence.
What wonder then, she asked, that appe
tite often conquered the conqueror, until
at the very feasts where victories were
celebrated there stood with muffled face
another problem. Before the war was
finished, she said, the government seized
upon the commodity of the saloon and
drunkard; figured its percentage on the
gains from the vices of the people, and in
1S63 the liquor traffic climbed the throne
Power of King Alcohol.
Ever since that day this cruel, vicious,
and un-American power has held in its
hand at once a sceptre and a lash. For
those who bow to its demands and do its
bidding, the extended sceptre of money,
preferment and power; for those who hesi
tate or resist, the lash of its scorpion like
vengeance. During its legalized elevation
it has whipped political parties like span
iels to its teet; scourged good men out of
their places, from the United States sen
ate down; driven official representatiues
in other nations to act as drummers for
the commerce of rum; cowed some pulpits
and the majority of the Christian man
hood of the country into silence or sub
serviency; cracked its whip over the press,
legislative halls, and aa outraged ballot
box, until to-day it is the tyrant of our
A Warning to the Statesmen.
She held that the government, the par
ty and the voter were all in an agreement
and were responsible for this condition of
affairs. The saloon was allowed to per
petuate itself; the government to get the
revenue; the party to get the government;
the politician to secure the spoils of office,
and the vo'er to shout on the winning
side. In conclusion, she paused at the
threshold of the great discussion concern
ing the political attitude of this organiza
tion; "but here, within sight of the white
shrine of the Capitol dome, I say solemn
ly: God dealt once with this nation for
the sin of enslaving the bodies of men,
and the scars of that sruiti.ig aie yet uion
us; how much more shall He couie froai
the hidings of his power when our sin is
the cnia ing of souls."
DE-CTH OF A SENATOR.
Wilnn of Maryland suddenly Taken ly
Washington Citt, Feb. 25. Sena r
Fl K. Wilson, of Maryland, died here last
night at 10:05 at his apart iiients at the
Hamilton house, of heart disease, in his
TOth year. Mr. Wilson was in his seat i
the senate chamber last Saturday ap
parently in good health, and the news of
his death came as a shock to the com
munity. He complained on Sunday and
Monday, but his condition was not re
garded as serious until late Monday
night, when he had a sinking spelL He
revived and yesterday morning was
thought to oe out of danger. Later in the
day he grew worse aud hovered between
life and dei-th until about 10 o'clock,
when the end came.
The Congressional Summary.
Washington Citt, Feb. 25. In the
senate yesterday the sundry civil appro
priation bill was considered and several
amendments adopted, and then Cameron
presented resolutions of sorrow at the
death of the late Representative Watson,
of Pennsylvania. Eulogies were delivered
and the senate, as a further mark of re
The house, after routine business took
up the direct tax bill and after a long
discussiou, it was amended, passed, and a
conference committee appointed TLe
conference report on the naval appropria
tion bill was agreed to, and the house ad
journed. A PERFECT MAN PHYSICALLY.
Cemarkable Muscular Development of
Daniel H. Hogan.
New Yor.K, Feb. 25. The board whose
duty it is to examine applicants for the
police force Las found a man whom it de
clares to be perfect in physical develop
ment. He is Daniel H. Hogan, a pier
foreman, 30 years old, and born in Fonda,
Montgomery county, this state, Hogan
is 5 feet Sincheshigh, and weighs, stripped.
153 pounds. On the lifting machine, with
his back he pulled up 660 pounds, and with
his legs L1S8; strength of forearm, meas
uring 1?,V inches, 330 pounds; of upp"
arm. measuring ISVj inches, 550 pounds;
capacity of lungs. 300cubic inches; strength
of contractor muscles, 165 pounds; of pec
toral muscles, l'Jl pounds; adductor mus
cles, knee pressure in squeezing, -SO
Teats with the Dumbbells.
All of these measurements are far alove
the average. In both the agility test, in
eluding jumping, rope climbing and hori
zontal and parallel bar exercise, and in
the condition and health of the muscles
and system, Hogan ranked I'M. or perfect.
With the right arm he put up a dumb
bell weighing seventy-five pouuds 8"d
with the left one of sixty pounds. He . as
still to have his mind examined, and
should be do as well in that a? be has in
the examination just passed he will head
the list of applicants.
Marshall Field's Tariff Bill Case.
Chicago, Feb. 25 In the case brought
by Marshall Field & Co. to test the legal
ity of the United States revenue law.
Judge Blodgett yesterday decided in favor
of the government. The case will be
taken to the supreme court. The judge
simply affirmed the decision of the ap
praisers, and the decision was short. He
said that he was much impressed by the
argutrents o the attorneys for the ap
pellant, but it was not the policy of his
court to interfre witn the present tariff
rates, owing to the trouble it would cause.
Moreover the supreme court was the place
where final decision must be made, and he
would allow an appeal. The appeal wil 1
A "Slump" in the Temperature.
Kansas Citt, Feb. 25. A cold wave
from the northwest arrived here at noon
yesterday, and before evening sent the
thermometer down from 70 degrees to 15
degrees above aero, a fall of 55 degrees.
The horse ridden by Mrs. J. W. Jones,
wife of a farmer living near Carrollton,
Ark, ran away Monday, throwing tha
woman and dragging ber half a mile by
the stirrup, Sha was dead when picked up.
THE RESCUED FIVE.
Some F urther Particulars of the
CONDITION OF THE TJNF0BTUNAIT3.
Tour of Them Gaining Strength, But One
Seemingly Weaket Interesting Facts
About the Condition of the Mine After
the Disister A Fearful Air Tressure
for Men to Lire la How Four Others
Lost Their Lives by Building a Fire
How th Men Were Found.
Jeanesville, Ta.. Feb. 25 Praise God
from Whom All Blessings Flow" was
sung as it was never sung before at 3
o'clock ye terday morning by a company
blackened miners who had just issued
from the mouth of the Jeanesville mine
with the luost marvelous story the bowels
of the eart n ever gave forth. They sang
the glad tidings of a resurrection, for
never did men look upon a miracle more
strange than seemed the rescue of com
rades mar y days mourned as dead. The
records of human endurance contain noth
ing that can match the experience of the
five men row being tenderly nursed back
to life and strength.
Fiv ritifnl Unman Wrerks.
They art- five pitiful wrecks of human
beings as they lay stretched upon impro
vised beds iu the town hall, which has
been turned into a hospital, but they still
live, an 1 the medical men, who do not
cease to marvel over the fact that life is
still in them, say that they will soon ba
able to tell as well as words can the story
of their sufferings. For nineteen days
and ei:ht ijours these five men were en-
tomted. t Tactically without food or
drink. 6"0 feet deep and three-quarters of
a mile from the mouth of the mine, in a
hole three feet wide and three high. For
air to brea he they had only what was im
prisoned with them, and that under tie
pressure of an immense weight of water
given the farce of four atmospheres.
The story of Disaster Keloid.
Thedisa-ter which overtook them and
a score or more of their comrades oc
curred at 11 o'clock on the morning of the
4th inst. There was a sudden rush of
water into the mine from a long aban
doned sha.t. Xobody knows the cause.
It is conjectured that the woikers had
gone nearer the aliandoned mine than was
suspected and that a miner's pick had
pierced the barrier and startel the flood.
At ail events, the waters poured in with a
sudden de.uce, which in five minutes,
bad filled more than 200 feet vertically
above of th i lower levels of the mine. All
the men in t'-'.at drift and its branches
got warning in time and escaped to the
bottom of the sloeand up in the car.
Ihe Flight for safely.
But the miners in the opposite drift
were cut of: and could only retreat l)efore
the advancing flood higher into the laby
rinth. The waters followed them up un
til the main drift was entirely filled. It
was into the little drifts the highest
points in tie depths of the mine that such
miners as were not caught by the flood
and whose ascape by the shaft was cut off
immediately fled. The water in the mine
mounted so high that in the main shaft it
reached fully seventy feet above that of
the imprisoned men. Their prison was
of course air tight. The air confined there
prevented the invasion of the flood to the
very end of the pockets where the men
took refuge, and mining engineers say the
head of water was sufficient to quadruple
the normal atmospheric pressure.
Work of Clearing the Mine.
When the situation was fully "under
stood by th' managers of the mine it was
at once coasidered impossible that any
one below could have remained alive be
yond a few brief hours at moat. Never
theless, the work of clearing the mine was
undertaken with as much energy as though
the lives of all the missing men. eighteen
in number, depended upon it. When men
could enter tbe mine several bodies were
found, all drowned, and it was concluded
that all had died in the same manner.
Such was the general conviction until Sun
day, when penetrating still farther the
explorer found the bodies of four men
who had no: apparently been very long
Their Fatal Bad Judgment.
As it proved, these four bad a better
chance of surviving than the five who
were rescued Monday night. Their own
bad judzment cost them their lives. They
had built a fire of boards and splinters.
The fire consumed what remained of oxy
gen in the a r, and the four men perished
after severs I days of hunger of asphyx
iation. Their fate is peculiarly distress
ing because their supply of air in volume
and quantitj of oxygen was considerably
larger than that ot the five men still
living. On Monday four more bodies
were found, but they had perished by
drownirg Only five more of the eigh
teen mis-iny remained to be accounted for,
and only two or three of the most distant
points remained to be visited.
Rescue of the Missing Five.
And Monday nights brought rescue to
these. They had crawled into a heading
or passage vrhich had been partially ex
cavated from breast 5 to breast 4. How to
get them out was a problem. The only
way was for a m'.ner to lie upon his back,
take one of the sufferers in his arms and
slide over th.' rough path to the bottom.
This was dne, and yesterday morniug
the remainder of the journey was accom
plished, and the sufferers once more
breathed the free air of the outside. The
rescued men were restiug quietly last
evening. The pulse of all but Joe Mus
tuskowitch tad improved. He appeared to
be growiug veaker.
Details of Their Delivery.
Foremen Hxle and Ketcbam and Super
intendent Mi-Farlane were the men who
found the in prisoned miners. Their at
tention was attracted to a muffled sound
and they listened intently and finally
heard a faint murmur that sounded like a
human voice. McFarlane gave a long
haiL There came back a feeble,
faint but d stinct "Hello!" The three
men pressed forward into the very
black damp itself until their lamps
went out. McFarlane once again
called out: 'Keep heart, lads, I am com
inir." Back came the trembling voice:
We know, big boss." Then there was no
doubt about ii "Big Boss" McFarlane, as
be is known among the miners, dashed
back to the picket line to pass the word
for brandy, restoratives and medical aid.
Then he rejeined his two companions,
and, regardlt&s of black damp, they
pushed ahead in utter darkness to the
breast, bringing life to the perishing.
The nomination of Charles Foster as the
successor of rcretary Windom was con
firmed by the United States senate Tuesday.
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