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THE AUG US, THUKSDAY, sEPTEMHEK 2, 1891.
THE TREATY OF 1817
Que&ticn of Diplomacy for the
BHIP EUILDIE3 OS OUR LAKES.
Industry Hu Grown t Such Propor
tion Thmt a Modification' of the Treaty
of 817 with Great Britain Secma Im-
peratlre Disloyalty of War Claimant
; General Hurl's Son Pardoned by the
: President Other Capital New Notes
1 of General Interest,
j Washington, Sept. 24. The immense
progress in shipbuilding industries ou
the great lakes has brought anew to the
attention of the state department a ques
tion of diplomat; that affects the indus
trial progress of this country and oar re
lation with great Britain. The nary de
partment is restricted in the places fur
building new Teasels almost entirely to
the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. The re
striction comes from the treaty of 1817,
which provides that the United States auJ
tareat Britain shall have but fourarmei
Vessels each on the great lakes, and this
ts construed to mean that neither coun
try shall construct other vessels on the
northern frontier, though the new vessels
rnay be intended for use in other terri
tory. Clreumstanees Have Changed.
It was this restriction that caused Sec
retary Tracy recently to reject the lowest
bid for building the naval academy prac
tice vessel. The ship yards of the bidders
f. W. Wheeler & Co. are at Bay City.
Mich. Circumstances have changed great ly
la the great lakes since the treaty of 117
went into effect. Immense progress bi3
been made in developing the resources o!
the lake country, and in the building v?
of its mechanical industries. There is
Boarcely a city on the lakes where ship
building is not carried on successfully,
and from Buffalo to Chicago and Duluth
there are a dozen points where plants like
that of this Bny City firm either now ex
ist or could soon be established capable of
Constructing gunboats, torpedo boats, or
even armed cruisers.
Iebarred by the Treaty,
i Besides the great cities of the lakes
Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Toledo,
Cleveland and Buffalo desire to have
their place in the proposed naval militic.
ach city wishes to have its own naval
reserves, and to Lave them trained in the
use of the best guns and in modern naval
tactics. But from any effort in this direc
tion they are debarred by the treaty of
1317. When Secretary Blaine returns to
Washington he will find these important
questions confronting him. By the terms
tf the treaty either party to the agree
ment may withdraw from its provisions
by giving six months, notice to the other.
PORK AND WEARING APPAREL.
The Treasury Department Can See No
Connection Between Them.
WASHINGTON", Sept. 14 The treasury
department has been requested by a citi
tan of Texas of German birth to remit the
duty on wearing apparel sent him by a
relative in Germany. In view of the fat
that the German government has removed
the restrictions against the importation
of American pork in Germany, he thinks
the United Siate might make an excep
tion to the rule, admitting clothing in
In favor of a former German subject. The
treasury department has declined to ac
cede to the request, failing to see the con
nection between the importation of a
German's bearing apparel into the
United States and the importation of
American pork into Germany.
Congress of Physicians and Surgeons.
Washington, Sept. i!4. Yesterday
morning's session of the American con
gress of physicians and surgeons met at
10 o'clock with a fairly good attendance.
Dr. A. G. Gerster of New York read a pa
per entitled "Aseptic and anti-aseptic de
tails in operative surgery." and was fcl
lowed by I)r. J. William White of Phila
delphia on "Surgical treatment of in
juries and diseases of the vertebral
CJlumn." Dr. A. Vanderveer of Albany,
N. Y., read a paper on "Retro-peritioneal
abdomnal tumors, and especially those
involving the kidneys." All of the papers
were discussed pro and con.
Young Sigel Pardoned.
Washington-, Sept. 4. The sensation
caused more than two years ago by the
arrest, trial and conviction of Kobe.it
Bigel, the son of General Franz Sigel, for
forgery in New York city, was recalkd
yesterday by the action of the president
in granting a pardon to the young man.
Young Sigel was an employe in the office
of bis father while the latter was pension
ngent in New York. He was arrested on
the charge of forging pension certificates,
convicted of the crime and sentenced ou
March 21, 1859, to six years imprisoumeut
in the Erie county penitentiary at hard
Will Accept I'nder Protest.
WaBHIKGTON, Sept. 24. Secretary Fos
ter yesterday directed that the accounts
of the Postal Telegraph company be paid
at the government rate fixed by the post
master general, the Postal Telegraph com
pany baviDg agreed to accept under pro
test the government rate "without preju
dice to any claim for further compensation
which may in future be brought iu the
court of claims or any other court." The
accounts thus settled cover a period of
Some Claimants Bad Been Disloyal.
i WA8HI5GT0N, Sept. 24. The last con
gress appropriated 503,000 to pay 2o8
war claims, provided the loyalty of the
claimants was established. The matter
was left in the hands of the attorney gen
eral, who has found a number of the 2SS
claimants to have been disloyal, and Lie
will move in the court of claims, when it
meets, for a new trial of the cases iu
which the loyalty of the claimant was not
So Money for Morris Heirs.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 The treasury
department has informed a relative of the
late Robert Morris that the report that
there were fS.noo.OoO in the treasury due
the heirs of Hubert Morris was unfounded.
Jo sum due him is in the treasury.
The Treasury Balance.
WA8HISTT0X, Sept. 24. The net balance
in the treasury has decreased to $4.XKi,
000. On Sept. 1 it was etO.000,000. This
large decrease is due to the redemption of
4X per cent, bonds.
Embecsllng Postmaster Arrested.
Washington, Sept. 84. Inspector Tate,
ct Chattanooga, Tenn., has telegraphed
. the postoffice department of the arrest of
' John W. Da Ison, postmaster at Luvan,
Ala., for embezzlement of postal notes
and postal funds amounting to about $500.
Corn Doing- Finely.
Washington, Sept. 24. The report of
the department of agriculture on the con
dition of the corn crop of Wisconsin,
Iowa, and Illinois, just issued, indicates a
POLYGAMY DYING OUT.
The Law Bas Done More Than Was Ei
pected by the ttah Commission.
CHlCAGO,.Sept. 23. United States Sena
tor Alvin Saunders, of Nebraska, who is
la this city attending the annual meeting
cf the national Utah commission says: "The
j ear's report of the commission will be of
particular interest to those who have
studied the Mormon problem. The mem
bars of the commission have just returned
ft om a two months' investigation in Utah,
and we shall report to the president that
polygamy is gradually dying out in the
An Coequal Fight.
"I will not say that the law has been
completely successful in stamping out
polygamous practices, but it has done far
more in that direction than any of us ex
pected could be done when the law was
enacted. The Mormons are beginning to
recognize that instead of waging
war with the gentile of Utah
alooe in support of their doubtful
rel gious tenents, they have on their
haiids an unequal fight against the opin
ion of the 65,000,000 people in the United
MITCHELL THE WINNER.
Be Defeats Red.ly Gallagher in a Thir-tecn-Round
San Francisco, Sept. 24. Young
Mitchell, champion middle-weight of the
Pacific coast, and Reddy Gallagher, of
Ohio, fought to a finish under the Mar
quis of Queensbury rules at the Occi
dent, il Athletic club last evening for a
purso of $5,000, (750 of which went to the
defeated man. Both men had trained as
idut usly, and they entered the ring in
fine let tie. eah weighing 154 pounds.
Fought Thirteen Rounds.
Mitchell was a strong favorite with his
townsmen, and they backed him well. It
is fig ired that (50.000 changed hands in
this ity alone ou the result of the battle.
Mitel ell was seconded by Jack Dempsey,
Sam 1'itzpatrick and Billy Akers, while
Bob Fltzsiciaions, Jimmy Carroll and
Bat Masterson attended to Gallagher.
Peter Jackson was referee. The fight
was a spirited one for thirteen rounds,
Mitchtll being the winner.
The Bopkins-Searles' M ill Contest.
Salem, Mass., Sept. 24 The Searles'
will case was resumed yesterday morning.
Mr. Senrles continued his examination.
Witness and his wife went to Europe
Nov. 23 1SS7, on a wedding tour. Previous
to start iug ou the trip Mrs. Searles secur
ed the funds, about cl'J0,ft. The trip
was for six months and included witness,
his wife, a lady's maid, Martha Kpping
and Rev. Dr. Clapp. his wife aud daught
ers; did not meet Dr Slade or any spiritu
alists on this trip; knew Charles Bolles,
who he lxrlieved called himself a harmony
scholar, or Christian scientist, but be
never knew of his attending Mrs. Searles
either before or after the marriage; re
turned f -cm Europe June S, lS-s. Tim
othy Hopkins managed Mrs. Searles af
fairs up to the time of the partnership.
Editor Watterson's Father Dying.
Louisville, Sept. S'-i.-Tbe Hon. Har
vey Watterson, the venerable father of
the editor of The Courier Journal, is ly
ing at the point of death at the residence
of his son in this city. He is the sole sur
vivor of the twenty-sixth congress, havicg
been the youngest member of that body,
and during the years of his active life was
a distinguished figure in national politics.
His know ed re of public men and affairs
was prodigious, and to the date of his
present illness he retained extraordinary
vitality of mind and body. Wiih him
will pass away the last of the close per
sonal friends of General Jackson, who
was his gO'iiaiher. During the days cf
sectional conflict he was a strong advo
cate of the Union.
Well-Known Editor Dead.
Lexingt ix, Ky., Sept. 24 B. C. Bruce,
editor of The Live Stock Record, died at
bis home here last night of apoplexy in
his fBd year. He was the founder of The
Turf, Field and Farm, and assisted iu
compiling the first and second volumes of
the Americnn Stud book, '"Bruce's." He
was one of the best turf authorities in
America atid has held many responsifc-.
positions. At the time of his death he
was secretary of the Louisville Jockey
club, aud ac- ing secretary of the St. Louis
and Twin City clubs. Anion if the horses
he owned was the great sire Virgil.
9,000,000 Worth of Bonds Destroyed.
ST. Paul, .ept. 24. A small blaze at
the capital Tuesday morning destroyed
nearly $2,000,000 worth of bonds. The fire
was set by Governor Merriam aided by
State Trees trer Robleter and State
Auditor Rierman for the cancellation of
the old railro id adjustment bonds issued
in 1S81. The exact amount in the little
pile of paper consumed was $1,901,000.
Givt s Up the Contest.
Cantos, O , Sept. 24 The Rev. How
ard MacQuearr, the suspended Episcopal
minister, bas given up the contest and
withdrawn frim the chnrch. He will
send formal notification to that effect to
Bishop Leoua-d, of Ohio, at Cleveland.
MacQueary hts accepted a call to a
wealthy Universalis church at Saginaw,
Mich., and will assume charge Oct. 1.
Plundered the Mails.
BROOKLTN, Spt. 4 -Edward R. Davis,
a blacksmith, and Joseph H. Newton, a
letter carrier, were arraigned on a charge
of robbing the United States mails. While
both were drunk they were seen to tear up
a number of let .ers" and scatter the frag
ments in a v.icat.t lot. They were turned
over to the cust jdy of the United States
Blue-Grass Palre Not Saccess.
Ckestos, la., Sept. 24. In spite of ttie
crowds attending the Creston blue-grass
palace it is lean ed that the society is
tome ttf.OOO ,-in the hole." The association
has in the First National bank $2,000 on
deposit, but that institution refuses to
cash checks of the society, claiming it
now owes the bank the full amount on
Fatal M ine Accident.
Mascoutah, Ills.. Sept. 24. A great
mass of coal anc slate caved in on the
workmen at the Trenton coal mine in
Clinton county yesterday. Fred Mcin
tosh was instantiy killed and several
other miners were seriously injured.
REM AUKS BY HILL.
New York's Governor Talks
Politics at Pctghkeepsie.
THE DEMOCRATS ARE CONFIDENT.
The MrKlnley Bill, the Governor Says,
Bas Not Rained the Country, Nor Bas
It Benefitted It The Place ror the bar
illas Is in the Pockets of the People
and Not in Vncle Sam's Strong Box
The Republican Platform on High
Pocghkeepsie, X. Y., Sept. 24 Gov
ernor Hill made two speeches in this city
yesterday. He arrived with- his private
secretary and Colonel McEwen at 1:40 p.
m., and was driven to the grounds of the
Dutchess County Agricultural society,
where he delivered an agricultural ad
dress before 80,000 people. From 5 to 7
o'clock the governor was tendered a recep
tion at the residence of Chief Justice Bar
nard of the supreme court, which was at
tended by about 100 of the city's leading
politicians and professional men, and was
the most brilliant social event Poughkeep
sie has known for a long time. Then the
governor was driven to the Dutchess club,
where he was serenaded by the Twenty
first regiment band.
"A Political Shot or Two.
"At 7:30 saie mounted an improvised
platform in front of the club bouse and
spoke to the large crowd which bad
gathered.. He said in opening that be
would not open the campaign by a set
speech, as he had originally intended, but
styled bis remarks a "political shot or
two." He said: "The Democratic party
enters the campaign with feelings of con
fidence in the result. New York is a
Democratic state. Let me call your at
tention to tbe fact that in state issues the
party bas lost tbe state but once in nine
or ten years. The Democratic party has
no new issues to set. We started where
we were in 1S.M, and in 'S3. In )8S8we
set tbe flag of tariff reform upon our
shoulders, and there we shall carry it rn
to victory. If the Republicans are tin I
of the issues they can abandon it; we sh .
carry it to tLe end."
McK.nley Bill Denounced.
The speaker denounced the McKinley
bill, which, be said, was framed to take
money from the people and to aid monop
olies, and which, while it bas not ruined
the country, has not benefitted it. "It has
not raised wages, and the country is made
to suffer from over taxation. The Demo
cratic party believes the place for the sur
plus to be in the pockets of the people,
not in the government treasury. Ap
plause Tbe Republicans said a year ago
that we could not secure coutrjl of the
legislature. The reult was a Democratic
legislature on joint ballot, which gavejtlie
lowest tax levy in thirty-six years, and
gave also the shortest legislative session
In seventeen years." The governor con
demned the Republican senate for not
passing the bill to redislrict the state
after the last census.
Loss of the World's Fair.
He pronounced the Republican platform
on high license a "delusion and a snare."
AVhile the platform declared in favor of
local option, both houses of the legisla
ture failed two years ago to pass the bill
in accordance with their platform. Tho
Democrats believe that all revenues,
whether called taxes or excise fees, should
belong to the locality where collected and
not go to tbe state to be distributed among
counties having no licenses. He charged
New York's loss of the World's fair to tbe
interference of a faction in the Republican
senate with the appointment of the com
mission by Mayor Grant of New York
city. The names of Flower and Sheehan
were vociferously applauded when men-,
tioned by the governor. At the conclusion
of his speech Governor Hill left for Al
bany. The Ocala Resolutions Defeated.
Atlanta, Sept. 24. Yesterday morning
in the Georeia legislature the much
mooted Ocala resolutions as indorsed by
tbe Alliance and demanded by them of
the next congress were introduced by Mr.
Barrett, of Pike county, for the approval
and indorsement of that body. Toe reso
lutions were defeated by a vote of 81 to
t.3. This action indicates clearly that the
Alliance men of the legislature, who are
in the majority are not in sympathy with
any measure that is direcily opposite to
their views as Democratic members.
Pennsylvania Republican League.
ScRASTON-, Pa., Sept. 24. The election
of tbe Hon. John B. Robinson, of Dela
ware county, as president of the Repub
State League by an overwhelming vote
was the cliru-ix of yesterday's convention
in tbe Scranton armory, in an atmosphere
as hot as a furnace. The rigid application
of the rule excluding all clubs organized
since July 16, reduced the representation
to 1!JS clubs, with three delegates each
Of this number Robinson received the
votes of 14i clubs, Dalzell 42, and Major
Warren, of Scranton, 15 clubs.
Campbell Won the Toss.
CoLCMBCS, O., Sept. 24 Final arrange
ments for the Campbell McKinley joint
debate at Ada, O., Oct. 8, were made yes
terday, Chairmen Neal and Hahn "tossing
up" for positions. Governor Campbell
won the toss and will have the opening
and closing speech. The governor will
speak one hour and five minutes. McKin
ley will follow with a speech of one hour
and a half, and tbe governor will close in
twenty -five minutes.
Affairs in Oklahoma.
Guthrie, O. T.. Sept. 24. So far as yet
learned there has been no fighting be
tween cowboys and negro settlers. Ex
Auditor McCabe, ef Kansas, founder of
the Langston nsgro colony, was fired at
by three prospectors, but escaped unin
jured. It i stated that Governor Steele
has proclaimed the south county seae site
open to settlement, the survey having
Fears for a Steamer.
New Yobs, Sept. 24. The British
steamer Cuvier, hence Sept. 6th for Ant
werp with 74,000 bushels of wheat and a
crew of tweuty-six men, has not been
beard from, and fears for ber safety are
Accepted 30 Cents on SI.
Boston, Sept. 24. The eastern creditors
of John Strauss, boot and shoe jobber, of
Cincinnati, O., met and accepted the offer
of cents on the dollar, payable in thirty
Failure at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 24 C. G. Carleton &
Co., a rubber goods firm doing business at
K Canal street, bas failed. Liabilities,
130,000; assets, 1 14,000. -
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