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THjS AKGU& .MONDAY. MARCH. 2. Ib91.
The Dying Congress Goes in
STATESMEN DOING SOME HUSTLING.
A Lot of Mfttnrrt IUpotwd of la Ses
sions Lasting Until Midnight The 1I
reet Ta Bill Goes to the President
Some of the Mates Which Will Be
Beneficiaries Senator Hearst Pannes
Away Afier hlx Months Illness Be
lief for the Supreme Court.
Washington city. March 3. The sen
ate Saturday paed hoae bill granting
a pension of i,5t a year to the widow of
Admiral Porter. The house amendment
to the direct tax bill was agreed to, and
the bill now goes to the president. Con
ference reports were agreed to on the bills
to define and ivguUte the jurisdiction of
United States court and to establish a
United Stat. land court. The house sub
stitute to the shipping bill was laid before
the woate, and wvnt over. The conference
report on the bill to repeal the timber
culture law was agreed to. Tte Indian
Appropriation bill was passed. The po-t-office
appropriation was taken up and an
amendment agreed to giving members of
congress the rignt to frauk any mailable
matter except merchandise to any officer
of the government when addresel offi
cially. Frye moved to amend by insert
ing the mail subsidy bill passed by the
house, but the Democrat showel a de
position to have a "long talk" on the mat
ter, and it went over under agreement to
to-day. The d.-atn of S-nator Hearst
was announced, and arter appropriate res
olutions the senate as a m irk of respect
adjourned at 12:30 a" in. to to-day.
In the house the mail subsidy bill, the
sundry civil bill and the legislative bill
were sent to conference. An understand
ing was reached that no contested elec
tion case would be considered. The Ha
waiian cable amendment to the diplo
matic and consular bill was non-concurred
in and a conference committee appointed.
The conference reports on the Indian dep
redations claim bill and on the bill to
regulate and define the jurisdiction of
United States courts were agreed to. Also
on the bill establishing a private land
claim court. A resolution was reported
for the impeachment of Alex Boarman,
United States district judge. Iouisiana,
bat pending action public business was
suspended and eulogies delivered on the
late Representative Phelan, of Tenn.,
after which the house as a mark
of respect adjournel until 8 o'clock
p. m. At the evening session the
house refused to concur in the senate
amendments to the copyright bill and it
was sent to conference: agreed to the coa-
lerence report on the bill to repeal the
timber culture law: passed the bill pro
Tiding that the McKiniey tariff bill shall
not be construed as affecting the treaty
with the Hawaiian inlands; a bill author
izing the construction of a bridge across
Portage lake in Michigan between Hough
ton and Hancock, and the bill prohibiting
book-making and pool-selling in the Dis
trict. Then the death of Senator Hearst
was announced, the house took appropri
ated action aud at 12:50 a. m. adjourned to
DEATH OF SENATOR HEARST.
The California Statesman Gathered tc
the Great Majority.
Washington Citt, March 2. Senator
George Hearst, of California, died at his
residence in this city at 9;10o'clock Satur
day night of a complication of diseases.
Bright's diseases and heart trouble teing
the most prominent. He was unconscious
at the time of his death, and had been in
a semi-comatose state for days. His fam
ily were present when the en 1, which had
been so long expected, came. Senator
Hearst had been ill for six months, and
had been confined to his house for the pas t
two months. Senator Hearst was born in
1830; btarted out in life as a miner, and
amassed a great fortune. In politics be
was a Democrat. The present legislature
of California is Republican, and will send
a Republican to the senate as his succes
sor. Cannon as a Supplicant.
Washington Citt, March 2. -Saturday
in the house Cannon wanted unanimous
consent to suspend the rules and concur
in the senate amendments to the sundry
civil bill Crisp objected and attacked
the new rules, the speaker's course ai:d
the doing of the majority generally. He
said that the Republicans wanted the ap
propriation bills hurried through in order
that they might have time to pass some
partisan measures, and when the minor
ity objected it was told that it would be
responsible if an extra session resulted.
He said that Cannon was a supplicant for
favor from the Democratic side. Cannon
replied: "I am a supplicant for nothing
except the grace of God," at which the
house laughed and the laughter was in
creased when the speaker remarked: "The
house will please confine itself to busi
ness." The United States Court Bill.
Washington Citt, March 2. -The con
ference report on the bill for the relief of
the United States supreme court adopted
by the house Saturday provides for the ap
pointment of nine circuit judges, one in
each circuit, creates a court of appeals
consisting of the circuit judges and tue
chief justice or the associate justice of tue
supreme court assigned to the circuit.
By the house bill this duty was not re
quired of the justices. The circ lit courts
retain original jurisdiction for the trial of
causes. The house bill confined original
trials to the district courts. The agree
ment also provides that no causes now on
the calendar of the federal supreme court
are to be remanded to the court of ap
peals. The President's Coming Journey.
Washington Citt, March 2. The presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison have not yet set
tled all the details of their southern or
western journey, or in fact whether they
will go; but in a few days, if they decide
to go, their plans will be in such shape
that something definite about the trip
may be announced. This much, however.
Is known about the proposed trip: that
the president, if he goes, will start from
this city early in May, and that the itiner
ary of the journey will be planned so as to
permit the president to make a number of
speeches while en route most of them in
the southern states.
The Church and the Indians.
Washington Citt, March 2. During
the debate Saturday in the senate on the
Indian appropriation Reagan opposed the
whole system of contract schools as giv
ing one religious denomination more of
the public fanits than another, and he
called attention to the fact that the
Roman Catholic church, by its aggressive
policy, had obtained considerably more
than one half or the money paid to relig
ious denominations for the education of
the Indians. Manderson also opposed
feeding the Indians with one hand and
cramming them with sectarian doctrines
with the other.
Co, n To Be Foster's Assistant.
Washington Citt, March 2. The im
pression seems to be geueral here that
Mr. Charles E. Coon, of New York, will be
appointed to his old position as assistant
secretary of the treasury. His long serv
ice in that capacity an 1 consequent fa
miliarity with financial matters and
methods, render him especially available
at this time. He enjoys the confidence of
Secretary Foster as well as the president,
and his appointment is confidently ex
pected before the adjournment of con
gress, Mr. Coon was an exceptionally
popular official during his service at the
The Direct Tai Bill.
Washington Citt, March a The
amounts to be refunded by the direct tax
bill now in the president's hands will be
nice little sums for the states in luck fo
credit to their profit and loss account.
The following are the states which are
principally benefitted: Illinois. r.C4..Vls;
Indiana. $769,144; New York, fy .213.3J0;
Kentucky. &30S.641; Iowa, SSS4.2T4; Mis
souri, &4rt.!rS; Ohio. t.:s3i,(2: Pennsyl
vania, $:.6-4.Tll; Michigan, 45 4!i; Min
nesota, J92.450; Wisconsin, fm,53.
Manderson to Succeed Ingall.
Washington Citt, March 2 The Re
publican senators hell a caucus last
night at the Capitol for the onrnos? of de
termining upon a candidate to succeed
Ingalls as president pro tempore of the
senate. There was a gool attendance and
three ballots were taken, with Manderson,
Hoar, and Frye as candid ites, fll-fore a de
cision was reached. At the thirl ballot
Manderson received a majority of the
votes cast, and on motion his nomination
was made unanimous and the caucus adjourned.
The Illinois Senators.
Washington Citt, March. 2. Senator
Farwell says he will return to Chicago by
the "first train" after congress adjourns.
Senator and Mrs. Cullom will keep up
their handsome house here during most
of the summer, though tLe senator will Se
in Illinois a good deal and on the road
with Lis Canadian relations committee for
FATAL WORK WITH THE KNIFE.
Frank Lett Chokes His I'mle, Who Gives
Hint His Quietus.
Cleveland, O., March 2. A special
from Painesville. O.. savs- A itU.ir,,,
J affray Saturday night at Hopkins' Cross-
ing, a place on the Xickel Plate, four
miles west ot Painesville, cost Frank Lett
Lis life. The assault was committed by
Andy Lett, an uucle of the murdered man,
and the murder was the outgrowth of a
family quarrel. Frank Lett entered his
uncle's house and provoked the affrav.
He seized his uncle by the throat, and tfie
latter stabted him repeatedly with a
jckknite. Frank Lett started for home,
but walked only a few paces and fell dead.
Both the Letts formerly resided in Cleve
land. Cut Six Times in the Back.
MASSILLON, O., March 2 A fatal stab
bing affray took place last night. The prin
cipals were Peter Keipintrer, aged 45, and
Martin Roach, aged 22. Tbe first named
plunged the blade of a large sized pocket
knife into the back of Rouch six times.
They were drinking while in town, and
the affray was the result of both speaking
disrespectfully of each other's wives.
Stabbed to leath in a QnarreL
Peobia, Ills., March 2. Ike Fryman
was stabbed four times and killed by
Phineas Stevens in a quarrel over the re
sult of a lodge meeting at Mapleton, this
county, about 12 o'clock Saturday nigM.
Both men were miners and married, r e
vens made his escape after committing
the crime, but was captured later and
lodged in jaiL
A DEADLY BOILER EXPLOSION.
It Blows One .Man "OO Feet Into the Air
Three Killed, Four Wounded.
Charlestown, Mo.. March 2. The boiler
of James Fugate's saw mill, located nine
miles south of here, exploded Saturda
killing Jeff Cobb, Charles Cobb, and John
Dawdy. The body of Charles Cobb was
thrown 700 feet into the air, and one lg
was picked up in a cornfield 100 yard
from the body. Four other mill hands
were dangerously injured. Lack of water
in the boiler is supposed to have caused
The Evangelical Church Trouble.
Allentown, Pa.. March 2 T.e Evan
gelical church ministers are still holdiDg
two conferences, each claiming to be the
legal one. Another remarkable church
affair took place in the Salem Evangel
ical church yesterday. Each conference
last week appointed a minister to occupy
that pulpit yesterday morning. The ma
jority of the members are anti-Bowmaa-ites
and the Rev. J. C. Hornburger, of
Reading, the appointee of the Bowman
conference, was disbarred from officiating
by the trustees of the church, while the
Rev. John Schneider, an anti-Bowmanite,
delivered a sermon before a large audi
dience. A Political Combine Ruptured.
St. Paul, Minn., March 2. There was a
wild scene in the Minnesota senate short
ly before noon Saturday, when an at
tempt was being made by Senator Igna
tius Donnelly to force a vote on the usury
bill, ending in an open rupture in the
Democratic-Alliance combine. Mr. Don
nelly excitedly shouted that the money
loaners' lobbyists were on the floor.
When the Democrats protested, he added
that he had seen lobbyists "squatting at
the ears of senators as Satan in the form
of a toad 6qaatted at the ear of Eve in
paradise." At this the Democrats openly
revolted and united with the Republicans
to force an adjournment.
Few Statesmen at Springfield, Ills.
Springfield, Ills , March 2. The joint
session Saturday only recorded nine votes,
six for Palmer, two for Streeter and one for
Oglesby. Matters were very dull in town.
Cockrell was out looking for amusement
nearly all the afternoon aud said that the
only event he had observed had been a
dog fight on the corner of Capital avenue
and Sixth street and that he bad been
searching ever since for another one. The
remainder of the legislature took advan
tage of the light fall of snow and went
PUCK MYEIt'S DUST.
Extraordinary Performance on
the Liberty Statue.
VEEY JOLLY TIME AT A FUNERAL.
The Last WUhe. of a Staten Island Ho
tel Keoper Carried Out to the Letter
His Tody Incinerated and the Ash
Taken to the Top of "liberty" and
Scattered to the Four Winds Amid the
Popping of Champagne Corks.
New York, March 2 A funeral pro
cession wouu 1 up the spiderjr iron stairs
or tue statue of Liberty yesterday after
noon as the sinking son spread a filmy
counterp ne of gold upon the bay. At
the head of the procession was Capt.
Frank Rir bW, of the Staten Island
Schuetzei! c.. He carried under his
arm a japanned canister which contained
the ash.s of Henry Myer, familiarly
called "Puck" Myer, whoe ante-mort- m
wish was about to be fulfilled by his
friends. Mr. Myer died on Feb. 16. His
body, escorted by abra-s band that played
notbmg I ut cheerful muic was conveyed
to the Fiesh Pond crematory and inciner-
erated on Feb. 21.
Four Pounds of "Remains."
In pursuance of his dying request his
ashes, exiept a small part that was given
to his sis er, were turned over to Moritz
Wegerle, who, with other members of his
corps, the New York Schnetzen corps and
Germania Benevolent association, were
instructed to scatter them to the four
winds fro ii the top of the statue. That is
what txK Capt. Kinschler and five others
up the steep and winding stairs yesterday.
Two quart bottles of champagne protrud
ed from Lieut. Winter's overcoat pocket,
Capt. Ritischler had received the jovial
beer drinker's remains from Mr. Wegerle
in the Staten Island ferry hou-e before he
left for Lrooklyu. Mr. Wegerle had di
vided the ashes in four equal parts, each
weighing nearly a pound, and put each
part in a little brown paper bag.
A t the Top of the Statue.
Whentae party got to the topofth
granite rxdestal of the bronze girl they
stopped, and Capt. Rinschler opened the
canister, which he took from a sachet, and
took out t he ahe, handing a bag to h
of the three others. Jut liefore opeuing
the canister Capt. Rinschler remarked:
"Here are the ashes of old 'Puck' Myer.
He was a good men. I never knew of any
wrong thiug that he ever did." All the
rest of Mr. Myer's friends bowed in ajv
proval of the sentiment. The procession
then moved on, with the four tie trBi of
the a-hts ia front. There were fiv
women in Liberty's head when tie proeea
sion got tl ere.
"Here tioes the Lat of Puck.
Each nu n with a bag of ahes slo.xl at
an open window. Capt. Rinschler sai.l:
fcVe have come here to carry out the last
wishes of jolly 'Puck' Myer." Then the
four men thn-w the ashes out into the air,
sajing in unison as they had been re
quested to do by Mr. Myer: "Here goes the
last of 'Puck' Myer. Happy days!" Peo
ple who happened to be looking up at Lib
erty's crown just then say that the out
coming of the a.hes looked like cannon
puffs from the embrasure of a distant
fort. While the wind was carrying the
ashes down towarl the Staten Island
home of rr. Myer. his quartette of friends,
who had leen especially requested to be
just as jol y as they could be, and to drink
to his metiory, produced from their pock
ets champagne glasses.
Drank Peace to His Ashes.
The two bottles were opened, and every
body in the prty drank: "Peace to the
ahes of old Puck Myer. Hippy days."
The womon looked on in wonder. Thev
a si were invited to drink to the repose of
Mr, Myer's ashes, but they declined. Mr.
Myer was born in Hamburg W years aso.
and came here when 26 years old. He
was a Union soldier.and was shot in the leg
He kept a saloon down-town for several
years, then had one in Stapleton, and
finally opened the Puck hotel in Port
Richmond. "Happy Days" was his only
toast. Hi- friends gave him his nickname
because of his resemblance to the pictures
of Puck in the illustrated paper of that
THE FLOOD HAVOC AT YUMA.
Fourteen Hundred People Homeless
Itamages 2, OOO.OOO.
YCMA, A. T.. March L Desolation
r igns sup reme. Two hundred and sixty
ons houses are in ruins, and 1.400 people
are penniless and homeless, and not a bus
iness house is left standing. The Southern
Pacific hotel has fed 1,000 people for several
days. Thore were provisions enough in
town Saturday for einht days. The looses
in this cot nty will foot up nearly 12,000,
000, and tl e damage suffered by the rail
road comj any will amount to more than
Of Interest to Newspapers.
BUFFALO, X. Y., March 2 Judge Cor
lett has hi.nded down his decision in two
suits, one The Buffalo Express and the
other The Buffalo Courier, against the
Associated Press of the state of New
York, denying a motion to dissolve an in
juncuoi. Tlie injunction was obtained
to prevent the Associated Press from
expelling Tr-3 Express and The Courier
because they used the United Press re
ports as well as the Associated Press re
parts, which was contrary to the rules of
the latter corporation
Bljr Fire for a Small Town.
Watertown, N. Y., March 2. F.ri ai
Hermon, St. Lawrence county, at mid
night Sate rday burned eighteen blocks in
the town, including the Baptist church
and many residences and causing a Icea
estimated at f75,000, on which there was
about f40,(00 insurance. A high wind pre
vailed at the time of the fire and all of the
business portion of the town, excepting
six stores and one hotel, was destroyed.
The origin of the fire is believed to have
been incen liary.
A Bone of Contention at Liberty.
New York, March 2. Charles E. Far
don, who was wanted in Connecticut for
burglary and whom Governor Hill re
fused to hi.nd over to the Nutmeg state
authorities was set at liberty yesterday.
Fardon declares that he will sue the city
of Waterbury for having caused his im
prisonment. The Dldn t-Know-It-Was-Loaded Fool.
Wilkesb bre, Pa., March 8. John Fal
lon, aged 12, picked up a gun at his home
yesterday and playfully pointing at his
6-year-old brother Robert, palled the trig
ger. A lot d report followed, and the lit
tle victim iceied the heavy load of shot
fall in the face and was instantly killed.
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