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THjG AUGUB. i FlilDAY, FEBKUABY 27. 1891.
Salty Comment on World's Fair
SOME COUNSEL TO CHICAGO FOLKS.
Ta or Three Fair Officials Who Xever
WouV Be MWed Congress at Work
Night anil Iay, and Making Good Pro-r-l!M
Ilrctor Leech Presents
Seme I'rerion Metal Statistics A Veto
from the I'resldent Reported Resigna
tloo of T ream re r Hnston.
Waehwgtos Citt, Feb. 27. The
rumors which Lave reached this city that
the officers of the World's fair commis
sion, with tbe exception of President
Palmer and the president of the ladies'
commission, will resign if the suuC-y
civil bill becomes a law seems to have
little effect upon senators who have betn
the leading sDirits in catting down the
expenses of the commission. "Let them
resign if they want to," said Senator Alli
son. "There are two or three of them," he
continued, "who I don't think will be
missed. Those officials who are neces
sary, like the director general, I fancy
will be employed by tbe local board. At
any rate.resign or not, the senate will not
recede from its position. My advice
would be to the officers affected by the
bill and to the Chicago people as well,
who have the great fair so much at heart,
to ceae their complaints."
Seasonable Salaries Provided.
"Is it true that after congress a !journs
the salaries will be cut off and those left
remaining will hare to be readjusted "
"Yes, if the house accepts the bill as it
left the senate. Our bill contains a pro-
ision that the reduction of expenses shall
begin at once. But 1 have no idea that the
officers of the commission will be so badly
off as tbey seem to fear. The commission
will have money enough to pay reasona
ble salaries to all necessary officials, and
that is all they can ask. It is nonsense to
sty that tbe officers will hereafter have to
pay their own railway fare and other ex
penses, and work for nothing besides.
Kach one of thee officers is a commission
er, and is entitled to f6 per day aud trav
eling expens.-s for each day's service. If
they are on duty all the time they will get
paid all the tim, and would not be left
wholly out in the cold if salaries should
Senators Feel Resentful.
Senator Fnrwell was averse to talking
about the matter. He said it was utterly
useless to attempt to have the old salaries
restored and tluit the local agitation on
the Mibject ou-ht to cease. The coming
conf-f'-e committee might restore the
appropriation for the fair to the figure
fixed by the houe that i, fT .VX) for di
rector general, 5, Ono for president, W.WO
for vice president and t3,0OO for secretary
but that was the most that coul 1 hi
hoped for. Even that is very doubtful,
for the temper of the senate is resentful
of previous extravagances in the matter
REPORT ON THE PRECIOUS METALS.
Same Interesting Farts About the Pro
duction of Gold and Mirer.
Washington- Citt, Feb. ST. EI war J O.
Leech, the director of the ii::r.t, has sub
mitted to congress a report on the produc
tion of the preciotn metals for the calen
dar year I:). The gold product of the
mines of the United States was ,s. SAO
ounces, valued at ;2,S4.j.OTiQ, an increase
of (4t, 000 over the product of the preced
ing year. The silver pro-luet of our own
m'nes approximated TA.W.,1') outrjes.cor- '
responding, at the average price of silver
during the year, to tZT.ZZM), and at the
coining value of silver to $70,44.6-."i,
against a product of .yi.OOO.OoO ounces, val
ue 1 at ?04,4'Vt,404, in the preceding year.
Government Purchases and Prices.
The total value of the gold deposited
at the mints during the calendar year
wai 5ti,2l7,105. The total amount of sil
ver offered lor sale to the government
during the y-ar was W,130,457 ounces, and
the amount purchased 37,504,373, costing
139,991,840, the average cost being $1.00
per ounce. The coinage executed during
the last calendar year was the largest in
the history of the mint service, aggre
gating 184,025,305 pieces, valued at 161,
054,882. Of this amount $20,407,182 was in
gold, and $.58,043,004 in silver.
Wide Range of fluctuations.
There was. Director Lech says, a
marked improvement in the price of' sil
ver during the past calendar year, the
price reaching the highest poin'. in twelve
years. The fluctuations covered a range
of 26 per cent., a wider range by far than
In any previous year. At the commence
ment of the year silver was quoted at. $0.98
per fine ounce. It reached $1 21 on Au
gust, and closed on Dec. 31 at $t.04). The
average price during the year was: In
London, $1.04.6; in New York, $1.05. Tbe
amount of precious metals used in the arts
In the United States during the calendar
year was: Uoid, $18,105,190; silver, $9,231,
17S. The Statistics for the World.
Owing to the brief time since the close
of the last calendar year the statistics of
the product of gold and silver in the
world by producing countries for the cal
endar year 1890 are not complete. Com
plete returns have been received from
Kiissia, Australasia, South Africa, British
India, Venezuela, and a few other coun
tries, based upon which the director esti
mates, as a mere approximation, that the
gold product of the world for the calen
dar year 18IW was $118,490,000, a falling off
of $3,007,000 from 1889, and that the silver
product of tbe world was 133,650,000 fine
ounces, au increase of 7,859,375 fine ounces
CONGRESS HARD AT WORK.
Both Houses Holding Sessions Well Into
the Might Business Done.
Washington City. Feb. 27. In the sen
ate yesterday the house amendment to the
direct tax bill was laid on the table for
tbe present. The sundry civil bill was
taken up, and a number of amendments
adopted. The bill was then passed, and
the legislative bill proceeded with and
passed. Senate bill appropriating $2,000,
900 for a new mint at Philadelphia was
also passed, and the legislative, executive
and judicial bill taken up, and its con
sideration in committee completed and
the bill laid over. The conference report
on the military academy bill was agreed
to. Then a roll-cull developed no quorum,
and at. 9:45 thesenate adjourned.
Under a resolution adopted Wednesday
the bouse met at 10 o'clock a. m. yester
day, bat tbe attendance at the opening
was very small not over twenty-five
members Uing present. A number of
bills were passed, including senate bill for
the relief of the assignees of the late John
Roach., Debate on the shipping bill in
committee of the whole was then proceed
ed with, but witho it disposing of the bill
the committee rose and the bouse took re
cess until 8 o'clock p. m. At the night
session the general deficiency bill wa3 con
sidered in committee. The paragraph ap
propriating for payment to the Central
Pacific for services was strickeu out, nnd
the bill passed. The house adjourned at
11 p. m.
Violation of the fourteenth Amendment.
Washington Citt, Feb. 27. -Caswell of
Wisconsin submitted to the house yester
day ti.e report of the majority of the houe
committee on judiciary on the resolution
of Ilouk of Tennessee instructing the com
mittee to inquire into and report to the
house if any of the states were violating
the second section of the fourteenth amend
ment of the constitution. The report says
that Mississippi and Massachusetts are
two instances of violation discovered with
out extended inquiry, which is considered
sufficient until it is decided to pursue the
investigation further. A minority report,
signed by the Democratic members, op
poses the adoption of the resolution on. the
ground that there is no proof as to the
number of voters disfranchised, if any.
Effect of the McKinlejr BHL
Washington City, Feb. 27 During
the debate in the house on the shipping
bill yesterday Grosvenor taid that the
effect of the McKinley bill had already
been that the commodities that entered
into the daily life of the people were
cheaper than they wers on the 1st of Sep
tember. 190, and cheaper than they had
ever been before in the history of the
country; at the same time the agricultur
al products brought letter prices than
they did at the close of the Fiftieth con
gress. Mills denied this, and said that
the only thing cheaper was labor. The
McKinley bill had put up the bars against
foreign trade, and now the reciprocity
scheme which was ridiculous proposed
to pull them down.
Woman Suffragists In Session.
Washington Citt, Feb. 27. The open
ing session of the Woman's National Suf
frage convention was held at Albaugh's
Grand Opera house yesterday and with
two sessions each day w ill continue until
Sunday. The delegates were welcomed to
this city by Mrs. Eva M. S. Marble, pred
dent of tbe District Woman's Saffra.e
association. The annual address of the
president of the Woman's iruffraije as-o-ciation
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was
read by Susan li. Anthony, and an address
was delivered by the venerable Lucy
Stone, of Koston.
Sundry Civil Bill Amendments.
Washington City, Feb. 27. Among
the amendments to the sundry civil bill
adopted by t!:e senate were the following:
Appropriating flJ.OX) for the extension of
the solJiers' home at Milwaukee; increas
ing tbe appropriation for the public
building at Burlington, la., from $70,(O
to $95. ut); appropriating $21 000 for the
collection and publishing of information
as to the best methods of cultivating the
sr.Vhy irrigation: appropriating 6'K),0)0 for
defining and marking the lines of bat tie
occupied by the Army of Northern Vir
ginia during the three days of the bittle
An Extra Session Possible.
Washington City, Feb. 27. Allison
says that an extra session is by no means
averted. The senate yesterday had fifty
pages of the sundry civil bill unconsidered;
then followed the legislative, Indian, post
office, deficiency and agricultural appro
priation bills the postoffice and deficien
cy bills not yet having passed the house.
Of the thirteen regular appropriation
bills only one the army has twen ap
proved by the president.
Kncroached on His Prerogatire.
Washington Citt, Feb. 27 The presi
dent sent to the senate yesterday without
hisapproval the bill making thesecond and
pension division of the war department a
8 ;parate office. The president says that
the office was created for Dr. Ainsworth,
a surgeon in the army, and the present
head of the division the bill giving no
discretion. This, tbe president says, is an
encroachment upon the executive pre
rogative of appointment.
Secretary Foster at His Post.
Washington City, Feb. 27. Secretary
Foster arrived at the treasury department
at 10 o'clock yesterday "morning and en
tered upon his duties as secretary of the
treasury. He received the chiefs of di
visions and spent the day in receiving
friends who called to extend their con
gratulations. Secretary Foster took the
oath of office Wednesday tvening at the
The Newspaper Photograph.
Washington City, Feb. 27. In the
bouse last night an altercation took place
between Cannon and Fitbian, in the course
of which Fithian said that be would, not
have his face published in the papers as
the gentleman's had been, to which Can
non retorted that he had suflicient charac
ter to defend him against such assaults.
t.iven Positions Abroad.
Washington City, Feb. 27. Among
the nominations .sent to the senate by
President Harrison yesterday were the
following: John A. Anderson, of Kansas,
consul general at Cairo, Egypt; Truxton
Beale, of California, minister to Persia;
James V. Long, of Pennsylvania, United
States consul at Florence.
Will Neither Affirm Nor Deny It.
Washington City. Feb. 27. Neither
the president nor United States Treasurer
Huston will either affirm or deny the
report that United States Treasurer H uston
has tendered his resignation. The im
pression prevails, however, that he has
tendered bis resignation.
Voorhees Goes to Hot Springs.
Washington City, Feb. 27. Senator
Voorhees left the city yesterday for Hot
Springs, Ark., where he will fpead some
time for the benefit of his iieahu. From
Hot Springs he will go to In liaua, and
will probably remain there until congress
convenes in D.-c -mijer.
LEFT TO STARVE.
The Fiendish Crime Committed
by Oscar Bartells.
SEVEN MSN HI3 INTINDED VICTIM!
Cadets Appointed to West i'uiut.
Washington City. Feb. 27. Cadets
have been nppoiuied lo the West Point
Military academy us follows: Francis M.
Champion, Catim, His.; A. li. Cain,
Cain's Store, Ky; Anton Springer, Jr.,
Rome, N. Y.
Frank Tiff, of Orange, N. J , who had
be.-u treated for cousiuuption by the Koch
method, died last Saturday and the doc
tors say tbe treatment hasten. d his
He Abandons Them on an Island In the
Pacific Without Fowl, Water or Arms,
That He May ltot Them in security
I'orred to Kat Raw Vultnre in Order to
Sustain IJfe Dreadful Sufferiags of
the Men Their final Kecae When
San FRAvcrsco, Feb. 27. For a number
of months O-car Bartells Lirry Tillison,
William Anderson, William Smith, Fritz
Hartz, Wiiliam Reddy, Charles McCoy,
anil JacK. Johnson have been in partnership
ia securing and selling goatskins and tal
low procured on Guadalupe island, which
lies in the oeau about 140 miles south
west of Sir Quentin, on tbe coast of
Lower Call fornia. The last-named seven
men were to remain on the island, kill the
goats, and prepare the tallow for the mar
ket. Bartells was to furnish the vessel for
transportation, buy the supplies, and act
as business manager of the enterprise.
Guadalupe island is a mountainous up
heaval frost the ocean. It is about four
teen miles long and will average eight
miles in wi lib. It is barren, except for
shaggy pal n trees and dry, stubby under
brush. Th-i native animal life is confined
to Mexican wolves, coyotes, and half
starved mountain goats.
A Tale of Villainly Cnfolded.
Tillison, Anderson, Smith, Hartz, Red
dy, McCoy and Johnson have just reached
here, having been taken off the island by
the schooner Ellen, and they tell a horri
ble story cf Bartells' villainy.' The part
nership bus ness went well until Dec, I.
A few days prior to this Bartells' vessel
arrived at Guadalupj from San Pedro,
where Barclls had disposed of about
1,000 goat sl.ms and a 'large quantity of
tallow, estimated in value at $700. The
vessel was again loaded with skins and
tallow, and late in the afternoon of Nov.
30 the money for the last sale and previous
sales was to have been divided according
to the conditions of the contract. Bar
tells said bt was sick, and proposed on
that account -o put the settlement off un
til the following morning. The men
agreed and weat ashore for the night.
Left cn the Island to Starve.
On gointr to the beach the next day they
were horrified to find that no vessel was
in siu'l.t. 15; i tells had sped away during
the night an 1 taken with him not only
their money, but all their provisions. At
this time t le men were out of flour.
! Migar, colTee. arid salt. Tbey had but a
pound or so of s a biscn'.ts left, and after
two days these were exhausted. Having
no cartridgr s, powder or lead, they were
compelled to resort to all kinds of primi
tive means to capture goats for meat, an '
their bread for two months and five day.
consisted of palm seeds pounded into
flour and b iked without salt. For two
weeks they lived on the carcasses of goats
that had been skinned, but the meat be
came so ranc' 1 that no one coull swallow
it without vomiting.
No Water, and Vultures for Meat.
Their supply of fresh water, which con
sisted of two kegs only partially filled when
Bartells deserted them, now gave out,
and the pain of terrible thirst was added
to that of hu:iger. The palm eeeds pro
duced diarrhoea, and all the men were
sion so weal. ned as to be unable to climb
the mouutaiu sides in search of game.
Wolves and oyotes hovered over tje car
casses of the goats, and tbe men fonght
them so fiercely that they were driven
upon the cratrs out of reach of even a gun.
Tillison, Smi.h and Hartz recovered after
a few days so as to be able to walk
around, and with stones tbey succeeded in
killing some vultures that were finishing
their least off the dead goats. These car
rion birds were soaked in salt water and
eaten with a relish by those who were
well enough t o eat at all.
A Terrible Strangle for Food.
Beiug strengthened, Smith and Hartz
started out for meat and water. A good
spring was discovered, but no goats could
be reached. Traps were set, and after be
ing without tieats or other palatable food
for twelve days, a coyote was entrapped.
It could be seen on the mountain side not
a quarter of a mile away, suspended by a
snare, but the men were all so weak that
for two hours none would make the effort
to reach it. At last Johnson, Anderson,
and Hartz started, crawling and resting.
Johnson and Anderson gave out when 200
yards away. Hartz gradually neared the
coyote, and sally, after four hours of
terrible suffering, Hartz reached the ani
mal. Rescued by a Chance.
He was so weak that be went to sleep
with the coyote in his arms, the others
thinking him dead. Awakening some
what refreshed, he managed to roll and
crawl back to camp with his guarantee of
life in his arm. All ate small portions cf
the raw coyote and afterward cooked anu
ate the rest. For four or five weeks expe
riences almost as terrible as these
were suffered. Finally the schooner
F.llen, returtiug from a shell-gathering
cruise, was compelled to put
iuto the island on account of
bad weather, and the half-starved men
managed to attract Capt. Porter's atten
tion to their ccudition. Thy were taken
aboard aud given the best of caie, and
safely arrived m San Diego bay. When
rescued they were mere skeletons, and so
weak were tbey that not one could walk
alone. Reddy had to be taken to the hos
pital, and is not expected to recover, while
it will require weeks of recuperatiou tore-
store the others to their normal state of
BURIED BY AN AVALANCHE.
Two Men, a Woman, and a Child Caught
tiider the Snow.
Ciif.sted Bltte, Mout., Fe!. 27. A snow
slide swept over the Bullion King mine, at
Irwin, at I o'clock Wednesday afternoon,
carrying awry the boiniitii house and
Superintendent Iiopell' dwelling house.
Mr. Uopell, Mrs. Ed Clarke aud child, at
the boarding house, and B F. Smily, the
engineer, are -til! buried in the slide with
but little hope of their recovery alive. The
iniueis had gonf to the Unft houses, and
escaped. Etr ry man was put to work,
and about thir:y lelt here yesterday for
the scene in the vain" hope that some of
the victims might be fouud alive.
During the ceremonies attending the
launching of a me uew English warships
i:t Portsmouth, Thursday," Queen Vic
toria and the Prince of Wales publicly
We have just received the first shipment of onr new stock of
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