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THE AUG US. FRIDAY. MARCH, 1891.
Democratic Estimate of Con
IT FOOTS UP OYER $1,000,000,000.
The Item. In Detail, Actual and Esti
mated Hear? Increase, for Pensions,
Nary, Fortifications, Indians. Postof
flce. Civil, Deficiencies, Agricultural and
Miscellaneous Condition of the Snr
pins Handsome Presents Made to Pay
on and Catching. Official Notes.
WAPniXGToy Crrr, March 6. A state
ment prepared by Sayers of Texas shows
that the total permanent annual and mis
cellaneous appropriatins made by the con
gress just ended were $1,006,270. 471,
against fS17,rG3,859 made during the Fif
tieth congress. Sayers is the leading
Democratic member of the house appro
priations committee. The appropriations
were: For the first session of the Fifty
first congress $464,442,510, against $422,
020,343 for the corresponding session
of the Fiftieth, and $541,827,961 for the sec
ond session of the Fifty-first, against
$.195,337,516 for the second session of the
Fiftieth. Sayers estimates that $800,000
for sundry small items should be added to
his figures for the second session of the
The Figures in Detail.
Sayers' figures in detail are as follows:
Appropriations. conpresa conjrress.
Afrru-ultural $ 2.s5.7x.) $ 4.tc7.25:5
Army 4,787,M5 4S.H10,mj
Dip. and ronsular 3.4IH4S0 &S7,74
District of Columbia... lO.T-JS.Kl!) ll.372.fitW
Portinations fi.ati.5W 8.007.738
lr. executive and judl 41.(l,7K5 43,0p4.27,S
Military academy l.S17. O7,i0
Navy 41. .:. rV77,6SS
Pension 175.017,41)1) 2J,li72,S
Postofflce U.T.4K,577 150, 133.920
River and harbor 2i.3!l7,616 25,V,3H6
Sundry civil M.t,145 S),4S3.5t5
Deficiency 3t.,ail 76,617,448
Miscellaneous 20,426,857 27,737,905
Permanent annual 224,331,553 234.115,361
Heavy Items and the Surplus.
Included in the appropriations for the
Fifty-first congress are $15,727,000 for the
refund of the direct tax, and $10,000,000
for sugar bounties, the latter
being included among the per
manent annual appropriations. The net
surplus in the treasury at the close of
business Wednesday was less than nine
million dollars. It has been reduced
within the past week by heavy pension
requisitions for the next quarter, more
than $30,000,000 having been paid out on
this account. The drain on the treasury
from this source will now cease for three
months, and the surplus is expected to
crawl up again to figures approximating
RECOGNIZED THEIR SERVICES.
A Pleanattt Surpri.se Given to Payson
Washington- CiTr, March 6. Judge
Payson und Representative Cutchings, of
Mississippi, have received a pleasant sur
prise from their fellow members. Each of
them has received a present of a handsome
set of silver tableware consisting of 100
pieces, nud a cut-glass, silver-mounted
inkstand on a silver salver. These articles
are engraved with their names and with
the legend: "From Friends in the Fifty
first Congress." When it was decided to
make n test case before the court of
claims to determine whether the sergeant
. at-arms of the house is a disbursing officer
of the treasury, etc., the Republicans se
lected Payson and the Democrats chose
Catchings to argue the case before the
court, and their contention was success
ful. The presents now made to these gen
tlemen are a tribute from their fellow
members of the house without distinction
Nominations That Were Shelved.
Washington- Citt, March 6. Two of
the president's nominations that the sen
ate failed to act upon were those of James
II. 1 teat tie to be United States district
judge, Idaho, and a colored man named
Hill to be postmaster at Vicksburg, Miss.
In the case of lieattie the nomination was
resisted by the Idaho senators on the
ground that Beattie was an active parti
san of the Claggett faction, which sought
to invalidate the election of Senator-Elect
Dubois, and finally Farwell, a warm
friend of Dubois, caused the failure of
the nomination by a demand that it lie
over for a tiny, which carried it over March
4. In the case of Hill the Democratic op
position managed to delay action long
enough to cause the failure of the nomina
tion. Complimentary Dinner to Spnoner.
Washington Citt, March 6. The mem
bers of the senate who served on the sen
ate committee on claims, of which Sena
tor Spooner was chairman, and others of
his colleagues in the senate tendered
him a complimentry dinner last night,
at Cham ber Iain's. The guests were the
president, vice president. Secretary Rusk,
and Senator Sawyer The hosts were
Senators Mitchell, Quay, DoIpU, Hoar,
Stewart. Higgins, Wolcott, Gray, Faulk
ner, J. K. Jones, Puwco, Allen, Morrill, J.
P. Jones, Allison, Chandler, Manderson,
Uutlcr, (jprman, Vest, Cameron, and
National Hank Items.
Washington City, March 6. The First
National batik of Ilartingtou, Xeb., cap
ital foO.OOO, und the First Xatioual bank
of Mount Vernon, Wash., capital 50,000,
have been authorized to begin business.
The comptroller of the currency's certifi
cate extending the corporate existence of
the following national banks issued Wed
nesday: Rockford Xatioual bank, Rock
ford, Ills., to March 8, 1911; First Xatiou
al bank of Hnrrodsburg, Ky., to March
27, 11)11, and Exchange National bank, of
Polo, Ills., to March 4, 1911.
The Successor of Senator Hearst.
Washington Citt, March 6. It is the
impression of many friends of ex-Governor
Murray, of California, tuat he will
le the successor of the late Senator
Hearst. Governor Murray is a Keutuck
I in by birth and served in the Federal
irmy during the rebellion, reaching the
rank of brigadier general at the age of 21.
He was United States marshal in Ken
tucky under Grant and governor of Utah
under President Arthur.
Makes Philadelphia Melancholy.
Washington Citt, March, 6. The Phil
adelphia members of congress and others
were marie happy last Monday by tl i
passage of the bill authorizing the erection
Df a $2,000,000 mint building in that city. It
now tarns oat that by an oversight
10 appropriation for the erection of the
Juilding was embodied in the bill or in
lay of the general appropriation bills.
The Union League to Reed.
Washington Citt. March 6. Speaker
Reed has received the following telegram
from New York: "The old guard at the
Union League club to-night send you cor
dial greeting and approval. The support
and enthusiasm of your friends is as large
as the narrow discourtesy of the enemy is
small." It is signed by Chauncey Depew
and twenty-four others of the prominent
members of the Union League.
Three Special Agents Appointed.
Washington Crrr. March 6. The pres
ident has appointed James M. Emery, of
LeMars, la.; C. P. Waller, of Oklahoma,
and Veeder B. Paine, of Ann Arbor,
Mich., special agents to make allotments
af land in severalty to the Sac and Fox
nation of Indians in the territory of Okla
homa, at a compensation of $S per day.
HILL AND BULKELY AGAIN.
The Former Dishonors Another Requisi
tion and Gives His Reasons.
Albany, X. Y., March 6. Governor
Bulkely, of Connecticut, made a requisi
tion on Governor Hill yesterday for the
surrender of a horse thief named Colbert,
of Danbury, Conn. In declining to honor
the requisition Governor Hill filed an
opinion, in which he says, "I decline to
recognize a person as governor who was
neither elected as such by the people, nor
has any legal title to the office, and who
is not recognized as governor by the high
est legislative body of his own state.
When the senate of Connecticut repudi
ates Mr. Bulkely, declines to permit his
messengers to have access to the senate
chamber, refuses to receive his communi
cations, which he attempts to foist upon
it, and utterly ignores his nominations,
and in every possible way rejects his pre
tensions, I cauuot be expected, under such
circumstances, to tfford him a recognition
in this state which he is unable to secure
in his own state.
Insists That Morris Is Governor.
"J udge Morris received an actual ma
jority of the votes cast for governor, and
has been declared duly elected by the sen
ate. He is governor of the state de jure,
having 'duly qualified' by taking and
filing the required oath of office, which is
the only act to be performed by him as a
condition precedent to his right to exer
cise the functious of the office. He is act
ing ns governor so far as he is permitted
to do so. Mr. Bulkely is a mere usurper,
and as such has no claim to be considered
governor de facto. The judicial consider
ations upon the subject are all to this
;ffect. Here Governor Hill refers to sev
eral Xew York cases. From a careful
sxamination of the legul authorities upon
the question and from che opinions of
able counsel whom I have consulted, I
am advised nud satisfied that it is mv
rlnf y to decline nil requisitions coming
from Bulkely under the present situation
of affairs in Connecticut.
Sorry, but Can't Help Matters.
"When requisition papers are presented
to the executive he must judge of their
authority, validity and sufficiency. I
would gladly honor a requisition for the
surrender o a fugitive from justice com
ing from the lawful executive authority
of Connecticut. If for any reason the law
ful executive authority of that state is at
present powerless to exercise its proper
functions it is a public misfortune which
would, however, ufford no justification to
me should I give official recognition to one
who unlawfully claims the right to exer
sLse such authority."
MURDER AT ASHLAND, WIS.
A Novel Complication Ketult in the
lienth of IJruReist Steele.
Ashland, Wis., March C W. G.
French shot and instantly killed .Gavin
M. Steele, a druggist of this city, at noon
yesterday. The cause of the shooting,
French claims, is that Steele has made a
confident of his (French's) wife, and in
duced her to turn over money to him
(Steele), claiming that French was not
capable of taking care of his own affairs.
Frenc h went to the drug store of Steele
and demanded the return of the money,
and upon the refusal of Steele to comply
with the rt quest, fired two shots into
Steele's bod Both shots lodged in his
breast and he died almost instantly.
Found Dead in Bed.
Chicago, March 6. Charles N. Cross
well, about 30 years of age, son of ex
Governor Crosswell, of Michigan, was
found dead in his bed Wednesday after
noon at the Richmond hotel, corner of
Van Buren and State streets. On the
floor was a paper marked "morphine," the
contents of which he had swallowed.
Crosswell went to the hotel on Feb. 10.
He was a bright young man, and had
acted as his father's secretary. For
several years past he had led a roving life.
Excommunication for Parnell Followers.
Belfast. March C.Bishop Reaves, of
the dioceses of Down and Connor and
Dromore, has issued a letter practically
excommunicating Catholic supporters of
Parnell. The letter causes consider
able excitement. The bishop character
izes I'.-irnell's adherents as propaga
tors of public scandal, who have volun
tarily associated themselves with those to
whom it is unlawful for priests to admin
ister the sacrament.
Two Students Perish in the Flames.
Monroe, X'. C, March G. Fire was dis
lovered in the Monroe high school early
yesterday. An alarm was at once sent in
anil the students of the school were
aroused as soon as possible, but it was too
late to save the building. Two young
men, Thomas E. Pomberton, of Little
Rock, Ark., aud Albert Bast, of Bost's
Mill, X. C, perished in the flames.
The C, It. and J. Jletirit.
Boston, Mass., March 6 The Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy railroad January
statement, including controlled lines,
shows gross earnings of $2,329,820, a de
crease of 387,570; deficit after operating
expenses and oue-twellth of the annual
charges (estur.ated for 18J1) $277,257; -in-jrease,
ltumlng; of a Fine Steamer.
New York, March 6. The Hartford line
Iteambont City of Richmond was almost
totall.t destroyed by fire yesterday while
iyiug at her pier. The loss to the steam
boat und cai'fcO is 190,000. Two lives were
tost, colored waiters, who were suffocated.
Dixon and Cul McCarthy to Fight.
Xew Yolk, March 6. Articles were
signed yesterday for a fight, to take place
March EG before the Cribb club of Troy,
N. Y., betw. -n Cal McCarthy and George
Dixon (colored), feather-weights. The
fight will be for a purse of ft, 000.
MACK'S A WINNER.
Sir John Knocks the Canadian
TKZ LIBERALS MAKE HEAVY GAINS,
Bat Are Unable to Get the Required
Twenty-Six Ontario and Quebec Do
Host for Them, While the Maritime
Provinces Present Them with a Sur
prise Several of the Conservative Cab
inet Set Aside Reciprocity with Uncle
Sam the Principal Issue.
Toronto, March 6. For the past week
or so the Dominion has been in the throes
of a campaign for a general parliamentary
elect ion, in which the Conservative ad
ministration of Sir John MacDonald was
on trial and the immediate issue was the
question of reciprocity with the United
States, the Conservatives favoring limited
reciprocity free trade in national prod
ucts and the Liberals going for reciproc
ity ia everything. One feature of the
contest was the charge made by the Con
servatives that the Liberals were annexa
tionists in disguise, and during the cam
paign tbey were denounced as traitors to
the Dominion and Great Britain. The
election took place yesterday, and it
seems that Sir John has won the battle,
though with a reduced majority in parlia
ment. The Early Returns.
Up to midnight returns had been re
ceived from VJH constituencies out of 215
in the whole Dominion, two of which did
not elect yesterday. These returns showed
the fo lowing: In Ontario 39 out of 89 con
stituencies eL-ct 45 Liberals and 44 Con
servatives, a net Liberal gain of 11. In
Quebec 61 constituencies out of 05 elect 33
Liberals and 27 Conservatives, a net Lib
eral gain of 6. One labor candidate was
electee: in Montreal. In Nova Scotia 17
constituencies out of 21 elect 4 Linerals
and 12 Conservatives, no gain for either
side. In Xew Brunswick 13 constituencies
out of 16 elect 2 Liberals and 11 Conserva
tives, o net Conservative gain of 3.
Manitoba and the Northwest.
In Manitoba 4 constituencies out of 5
elect 1 Liberal and 3 Conservatives; no
gain on either side. Prince Edward Isl
and, 0 constituencies complete elect 4
Liberals and 2 Conservatives; no gain on
either tide. British Columbia returns in
dicate that tho Conservatives will carry
all 4 constituencies no change from the
lasthonsa. Returns from the northwest
territories indicate that the government
will carry all of the 4 constituencies there
-"-no ch.ingd from the last house.
Summary of the Apparent Result.
The Conservatives have, therefore, elect
ed 10S t ifii).iT-2 tli 1 .ili.TJiU X Thp
Liberal net gain is IS; and as it was nec
essary f r the.n to make a clear gain of M
seats to defeat the government by a bare
majority, it is safe to say that the Mac
Donald government is sustained by any
where from 1- to 15 majority.
Still Later Returns.
The following is the latest and fullest
summaiyof the returns obtainable last
night. Seven constituencies are still to
be heart from, voting in three of which
did not take place yesterday: Ontario
Conservative. 42: Liberals, 45; Eqnal
Rights, 1. Quebec Conservatives, 28;
Liberals, 30. Nova Scotia Conservatives,
IS; Liberals, 5. Prince Edward's Island
Conservative., 2; Liberals, 4. New Bruns
wick Conservatives, 12; Liberals, 3.
British Columbia Conservatives, 5. Man
itoba Conservatives, 4; Liberal, 1. North
west Territories Conservatives, 4. Total
Conservatives, 113; Liberals 94; Equal
Rights, 1; apparent government majority,
19. Many of the constituencies were so
very close that the official count may
make some changes and some contests may
be looked for.
Surprises on noth Side's.
The maritime provinces, where the
Lilwrals were sanguine or making a clean
sweep. li -appointed all their expectations,
and were virtually the means of sustain
ing the government Little change
was cxjiected in the Northwest
ern unci Pac'fic provinces, where
the government had a majority of
11 in the last parliament. This represen
tation is practically unchanged. There
were a number of surprises in the elec
tion returns. The Hon. John Carting,
minister of agriculture, was defeated in
London, Ont. ; the Hon. George E. Fosttr,
minister cf finance aud formerly minister
of marine aud fisheries, was defeated in
Kings county. New Brunswick; aud the
Hon. C. C. Colby, president of the privy
couucil, w.is defeated in Stau stead, Que.
The other cabinet ministers were re
elected. Sir John's Rig Majority.
Sir John MacDonald polled-a surprising
majority in Kingston, where the Liberals
expected to defeat him. His majority of
17 at the last election is increased this
time to over 300. The Hon. Peter Mitch
ell, minister of marine in the last Liberal
cubinet, wtis defeated in Northumberland,
New Brunswick. All the other prominent
Liberal lea lers were re-elected, including
Messrs. L:iurier, Curtwright, Mills and
.Might Havd Keen a Frightful IHuuster.
Chattanooga, Teun., March C Thero
was a bad wreck yesterday morning on
the Cincinnati Southern at Sleepy Hollow,
eiuhiy-thrae miles north of here. Two
sleeping c;ir- were burned. A hundred
fevt or mi; re an I the train would have
gone over the trestle, 100 feet high. Sev
eral persons were injured, but none ser
No Receiver for the Motion.
Chicago, March C. In the case of Will
iam S. Alh y, of New York, application
for a receivt r for the Louisville, New Al
bany and Chicago railway. Judge Tuley
yesterday, in a long opinion, held thit
complainani was not, eutitled to a refer
tnce before c master, or to the produc
tion of the tympany's books for examin
ation. Von Der Alie Still After Baldwin.
St. Louis. Mo.. March C At the in
stance of PiesidentVon Der Ahe, of the
American association, a warrant has been
Issued for tlin arrest of Mark Baldwin, cl
the Natioual league, charging hiiu with
conspiracy in the securing of American
association players for the National
Two Mc n Lost in a Snowslide.
Salt Lake Citt, March 6. There was a
heavy snowslide in Little Cottonwood
canyon Wednesday afternoon, one-quarter
of a mile below Alta. Barney Cast, Hans
Olson, Augu.t Hausmau, and John Ford
were buried m the slide, the first two be
ing killed." The other two were rescued.
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