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MUST IAYEA VOTE.
iNsxt Move in the Fight for
Free Silver Coinage.
ORDER FOB "CLOTURE" DEMANDED.
The Representative to he lirouglit to
the Line on the Straight lne Without
a Chance to Filibuster A lit Is to go
Before the Kulea Committee and Auk
for a Milder Measnre Motion They
"Would f.lke to Make rierre, Bartine
and Harter Talk Freely.
Washington, March 36. What will be
Sone next'! was the question asked scores
Df times yesterday on the floor of the house
and in the corridors and cloak rooms. It
had reference to the situation of the free
coinage bill, in. which the interest had not
lackened sine? Thursday, although there
was not, of course, the same state of ex
citement prevailing. The free coinage
men were frank in their admission that
the bill had received an unexpected check,
but they were unanimous in declaring
that if the bill came to a direct vote it
would pass. This view is shared by a
Cumber of opponents of the measure, but
several of them believe that earnest work
among the doubtful memliers will secure
tor their faction a majority of votes.
Bland Will Force a Vote.
Bland has indicated pretty definitely
what will be done next," as he has called
upon the rules committee to report an
order setting apart Monday of next week
for the further consideration of the silver
bill and naming an hour when "the ques
tion shall be put on the final passage of
the bill and no intervening motions shall
be entertained until such vote is taken."
bach an order as this, reported by the
committee on rules and adopted by the
house, of course effect ually suppresses t lie
filibusters. The anti-silver Democrats
are getting in line to fight this order and
will, they hope, have the support of the
Kepuhlicans and succeed in defeating it.
What the Antis Will lX'iunud.
But they will first attempt to make a
fight in the rules committee. They will
demand that tbe minority lie g-veu a slum
by adding to Bland's onler the provisions
that the following motions shall be in
order: To recommit the bill and a substi
tute with instructions to report a bill pro
Tiding for an international monetary con
gress; if this is negatived to recommit
Dimply, without instructions; if that fails,
to postpone to a given day in December,
and If that fails the previous question
may be moved, but that votes -shall first
taken on each of the above propositions
and also on pending amendments to the
Mot riiijln for Uclav.
The opponents of the hill take the posi
tion that in insisting upou a vote upon
these separate propositions not in any vay
designed for or contributing to lielay, they
are merely insisting uiion the rights of the
minority as guaranteed under the rules.
If the majority oppose a vote upon these
detailed motions, it is contended that they
will thereby put themselves in the position
of desiring to oppress and gai; the mi
nority. While the members of t lie commit
tee on rules decline to give any indication
of their future action, t lie opponents of the
bill feel confident that their request will
SOME VIEWS ON THE SITUATION.
rierce Say an Order for a Direct Vote
i Will be Introduced.
Tierce of Tennessee, a Democrat and the
foremost lieutenant of Bland in working
for the bill, was very outspoken as to his
views of the present situation. "I admit
with all candor," he said, "that matters
look very serious, 4 but I believe we will
pass the bill if it comes to a direct vote.
Yon may say for me that the indirect in
terference of Grover Cleveland and David
B. Hill has caused the present situation.
The free coinage men are working against
a combination of Cleveland, Hill and
President Harrison, each of whom wants
to go to the country and say that he is the
sparrow who killed cock robbin. Speaker
Crisp told me yesterday that the commit
tee on rules would bring in a rule pro
viding for a direct vote on the bill. This
Will secure its passage."
Bartine Believes It will Tans.
Bartine of Nevada, leader of the Repub
licans in favor of the bill, was quite as can
did as Pierce regarding the situation. "I
think," he said, "that the silver bill has
been checked, but not defeated. Its op
ponents can hold us at bay, I think, so
long as they resort to filibustering tactics,
for the reason that many men who will
vote for the free coinage bill on the direct
question will vote against motions pre
liminary to securing action on that direct
question. My opinion is that tbe com
mittee on rules will bring in a rule that
will cause the bill to be put to a direct
vote, and I think the measure will pass by
a few more votes than we had on the mo
Harter Keceive Congratulations.
No member of the house has been more
active in working for the defeat of the
Bland bill than Harter of Ohio, a Dcmo
. crat. lie was the chief whip for the antis
Thursday. Yesterday morning his desk
was covered with telegrams from all parts
of the country congratulating him on the
check given to the bill. Barter expressed
himself on the situation as follows: "The
results obtained yesterday were due to a
combination of Influences which covered a
period of work extending back for thirteen
months. Much is due to GeneralTTrncey's
good management and to the class of men
In the Democratic party ut Washington
and elsewhere' who have pat their
shoulders to it.
Bays Some Kind Words of Reed.
"The battle, so far as it has been won,
cannot and ought not in any way to be
credited to any one man or any set of men,
when bo many elements joined to unself
ishly sustain the food faith and honor nf
the Cnitet states. .Probably tew men
have so quickly made personal friends
among opp meuts, bitterly, almost person
ally opposed to him, as ex-Speaker Heed,
who, casti.ig aside political advantages
which he may have seen, rallied all the
friends of sound money iu his party and
rtilisting fought side by side with us
against repudiation and dishonor. It is
generally ct needed that it would be very
unwise for t lie committee on rules to bring
in a new ru e, and that therefore the island
bill is dead."
Co tijilimr-nt the I'resa.
Barter snid also that the great news
papers rendered efficient service in the
fight; that the Germans, represented by
some of thiir great dailies aud followed
by nearly al, of the minor press, stood by
the antis fr m first to last, and thafPuck"
and "Judge" with their cartoons were also
valuable i:ies. The Grand Army, he
said, couibuted to the result. And the
entire busii ess community was with the
opponents of the Bland bill. If it had not
been for "ui fortunate and ill-considered
pledges" given by the ablest men from the
south and wi-st, many of them would have
been on the fide of the antis.
STANDFORD'S MONETARY MEASURE.
It Makes Go d the Standard In a New and
Washixgtox, March 26. The "bill which
Stanford of California has given notice
that he will call up in the senate on Tues
day next reads as follows: "That the
value of 35. 8 grains of gold shall be the
standard by which shall be measured and
determined the value of a dollar, and all
dollars shall be received and paid out in
discharge of debts, both pnblic and pri
vate, at par, measured by the aforesaid
standard of value, whet her the stamp of
the government making the dollar le on
gold, silver, raper or any other material.
That the lega. tender value of each dollar
Issued by the United States shall depend
alone on the stamp of the government and
there shall b no obligation on the part of
the government to exchange one dollar for
In Satiate and House.
Washington, March 21V The whole ses
sion of the senate yesterday was occupied
Vy considerati in of the Retiring sea treaty
tn executive session and eulogies upon tiie
j late Senator George Hearst, of California.
But in a brief interlude between these ex
ercises Senator Stanford gave not ice that
on Tuesday next he should call up his bill
to determine tbe alue of the legal tender
dollar, for the purpose of making some re
marks upon it. Adjourned to Monday:
The house, wearied from its labors on
the silver bill since Tuesday last, devoted
three hours to the consideration of bills
on the private aleudar, and not securing a
quorum, adjourned at H-.'.m.
Kxtraditit n Treaty with France,
Washington, March SV The extradi
tion treaty bcPveen the United States and
.France, which i Paris despatch savs was
signed est en ay by M. Itilwit, French
foreign minister, and Wlutcbuv Keid, the
American minister, is. it is understoml,
similar to the ne recently negotiated with
Great Britain and ratified.
The Fc4ci ei of the Negro.
AVashixotox. March 2ti. Hatch of Iowa
introduced a jill yesterday, by request,
creating a conn iisriou to inquire into and
report upon tbe material, industrial anil
mental progress made by the colored peo
ple of the Vi.ited States since lStl'i, mid
making an uppiopri.it ion sufficient fur the
, Silver Is still Falling.
Washington-, March 26. -The treasury
department yesterday purchased 170,0)
ounces of silver at from $0.8830 to tO.sxu
per ounce. The treasury department has
purchased the amount of silver required
by law for the month, and no further pur
chases will be made until April L
That Illinois House Journal.
SrnixtiFiKMi, 111., March 2(3. The work
of comparing the house journal with the
origiual copy on iile in the office of the
secretary of stnt e is completed, and noth
ing affecting the integrity of the printed
copies was found. The examination was
on the roll calls on the final passage of
bills and joint resolutions. The work was
deemed necessa -y by the discovery that
the journal had leen doctored in the office
of the state printer in the interest of Kep
Making the right-Hour Issue Supreme.
Loxpox, March 2C. The National Min
ers' federation Is urging its members
throughout the country to make every
effort In the coming election for the return
to parliament of those candidates only
who are favorable to an eight-hour law for
miners, and to support such candidates re
gardless of thei- attitude on political
questions. As the federation can, it is be
lieved, influence hundreds of thousands of
votes, the question raised is an important
Venezuela at it Again.
NEW Yoi:k, March 20. Mail advices
from Caracas, datt.nl March IS, say: Hos
tilities have comn enced. The government
organ. La Opinion -Nacional, issued and
distributed an " xtraordiuary bulletin."
This was the first information the people
of Venezuela had that actual fighting had
commenced. The official rejiort confirms
In every particular the former message
of March 18.
Ad Ontario Lei ialatorss Taking Oft.
ToROXTO, Out, March SC. H. E.
Clark, senior men her of the Ontario leg
islature for the city of Toronto, while ad
dressing the house yesterday suddenly
sank into his chai:-, stricken with heart
disease and died siiortly after the attack,
lie was Ca years oM.
Shoe Fa'-torjr Burned.
SntiXCFiELP, Mass., March 20. The
factory of the Springfield Shoe company,
situated near AVini beater Park and owned
by J. H. Baker & ( 'o.. was burned yester
day. Loss ft."),(Kio, partially insured.
NINE OF 'EM NOW.
Chicago's Grand Jury Rakes
in Two More.
THE BALDEST EASOALITT ALLEGED.
Howler a ni. Michnelson Accused of Solic
iting Brl lies From Men Who Wanted
Favors From the Municipality A Mut
ter of SIO.OOO Asked in One Cae and
tMOO In Another What the Wy iie,c
Tentilie.l to A Man Missing Who Is
Supposed to be Full of Information.
Chic ago, March 26. Two more city
aldermen came "under the rod" yesterday,
true bills having been found by the grand
jury against Michael F. Bowler and Har
old Mitchaelson, both of the Fifteenth
ward. The testimony was such that the
prosecution deems it ample to convict
the pair, who are alleged to have la-en
exceptionally bold in soliciting bribes.
The indictments would have been pre
sented jn court yesterday but for the fact
that the jury adjourned while Judge Clif
ford was at luncheon and the investigators
were anxious to get away from the crimi
nal court building. Mr. Jampolis, one of
the assistant state's attorneys, will have
the bills prepared by the time the grand
jury begins today's session, which
promises to be a short one.
Shameles Solicitation of Bribe.
The evidence on which Milkman Bowler
was indicted was mostly furnished by C.
P. Dose, senior member of ihe real estate
firm of C. P. Dose & Co., of 170 AVash
ington street, and by E. "J. Sanders, a clerk
n the general postoffice. Hans Tonder,
of the coal firm of Tonder Bros., 1)51
North Western avenue, was the main wit
ness against Michaelson. Shameless
solicitation of bribes to insure the passage
through the council of measures which
would prove of benefit to the promoters
the witnesses declared had been directly
made by the aldermen.
Aliened "Sandbagging" Proposition.
Mr. Dose was deeply interested in hav
ing the Milwaukee avenue car line ex
tended. So was Mr. Sanders and the
people of the northwest portion of the city.
These two men declared under oath that
Bowler had attempted to sandbag the
property owners out of $10,000. " In that he
was unsuccessful, and not until the
story of the alleged attempt on Bowler's
part to enrich himself by criminal methods
had been told in a morning paper did the
alderman call up and secure the passage
of the ordinance. The Tonder Brothers
wanted a switch track run into their coal
yard, and the charge against Michaelson
is that he demanded $4tX from them before
he" would permit the council to pass the
A Mlaaing Man Heard From.
One of the men frequently mentioned
in the papers as a witness who knows "a
whole lot" about the boodlery is Secretary
Soule, of the Vrban Transit company.
It lias been asserted that he was
told that about (75, 000 would be
required before he could get some fran
chises through the council. He was not
willing to supply so much '-lubrication,"
and consequently did not get his fran
chises. He disapiwared, but has leen dug
Ui at Omaha.
Says He Knows Very Little.
A telegram from Omaha says tLat Soule
was interviewed yesterday and stated that
he would return to Chicago at the proper
time and tell all he knew, which was not
much. He denied offering any money to
Chicago aldermen and said he believed
that the talk of indicting them was all
wind. He has disappeared again, and the
telegram says he is supposed to have left
t hose regions, lie has been very nervous,
and only talked when forced to it by jierli
nent questions on the part of the reporters.
EXTRAORDINARY AND STARTLING.
A Verdict That Imperils One of Our
Atlanta, Ga., March 20 For the firt
time in the history of Georgia the leader
of a lynching party has Wii convicted of
murder. Barney White was tried at Ca
milla charged with lynching , nn old man
named Larkin Mix last fall, and yesterday
the jury, after forty-five minutes' deliber
ation, brought in a verdict of guilty of
A Warning to Witnesses.
The other members of the lynching
party have beeh apprehended and will be
tried. Yesterday William Davis, one of
the witnesses in the case for the state, was
fatatly shot near his home by unknown
The Phenomenal Faster Is Dead.
CrawfordsviLLE, Ind., March 20. Basil
Tracey, the phenomenal faster, who for
over eight weeks past hod tasted neither
food nor medicine and had barely managed
to keep alive by reason of his wonderful
vitality, died Friday at the advanced age
of 94 years. He amassed a large fortune
and the complaint of some heirs that
others obtained large gifts by fraud will
give rise to a law suit. The Masonic fra
ternity, of which he was an old and
honored member, will conduct the funeral.
A Meteor's Loud Kxploston.
Peori a, III., March 26. About 4 o'clock
yesterday morning a loud explosion was
heard by nearly every one in the city. It
sounded as though a steam boiler had ex
ploded, but to the early risers it was easily
accounted for. A meteor was seen to pa s
partially over the city and just before it
passed out of sight it exploded with a
No Ke KiiliinisKiou for Iowa.
Des Moines, March 20. The senate yes
terday refused to take up the resolution to-H
n .-huiiiil nie ronioiiion amenumenc to
the constitution to the people. The vote
was yeas, 20; nays, 23 Smith of But
t le and Kngle, Demoerets, voting with the
Will Probably not Keturn.
Bethleham, Pa., March 26. Isaiah Mar
tin, slate operator of Pen Argyle, this
county, has disappeared leaving behind
him unpaid bills and notes estimated at
fl2,000. He was heard from at Knoxville,
Tenn., and intimated that he would not
Eulogized Our Supreme Court.
Loxdox, March 20. Sir John Lubbock,
presiding at the annual meeting of the
Corporation of Foreign bondholders, took
occasion to eulogize the justice and im
partiality of the United Scatcs supreme
court in ' the case of the A'irginia bond
The Kaiser has Gone to Berlin.
Berlix, March 26. The kaiser conclud
ed yesterday to return to Berlin today.
Ue is said to have come to this conclusion
in order to silence the reports concerning
his health, both mental and phvs'jai.
The Boule, the Greek legislative cham
ber, has been dissolved.
Henry Smith was hanged at Louisville
for the murder of his former employer,
A fire in the court house at St. Charles,
Mo., destroyed all the county records, as
well as the building.
There is a marked stagnation in the irou
market, generally considered to lie the re
sult of over-product ioiK '
Enthusiastic demonstrations are being
made throughout Mexico in favor of the
re-election of President Diaz.
Arthur Quartermnin, of Douglass, Ga.,
was taken from his store Sunday night by
a mob and has not been seen since.
Ken Gano, who was convicted at Mount
rieasant, O., of killing his wife, cheated
the gallows by poisoning himself.
The strike of the Memphis and Charles
ton switchmen is spreading. No freight
cars of that road will be handled by other
Kx-Senator Bowen, of Colorado, who re
cently lost his vest containing 13,000 in
money and bonds at Chicago, has eiven
the porter who found it $100.
Max Phillips, of St. Louis, tried to take
his life with a knife lx-cause of fear of
assassination on account of some oath he
had taken in a secret society. N
A negro who killed Mrs. S. C. Leonard,
of Milledgeville, Ga., when she caught
him stealing her valuables, has been
caught "and will probably be lynched."
The railroads have yielded to the de
mands of Birmingham iron masiers, and a
reduction of about 50 cents per ton on pig
iron to points north of the Ohio-river will
go into effect March 2S.
Germany is said to be using a highly
perfected balloon steering apparatus in
spying upon Russian fortifications. AVar
between these two countries at present
seems to be among the possibilities.
Governor Pattison has approved the
recommendation that Kditors Mellon and
Porter, of the Beaver Star, be pardoned.
They had been sentenced to six months'
imprisonment for libeling Senator Quay.
Ferd AVard, the man who nearly ruined
General Grant financially, has nearly
served his time at Sing Sing, but as there
is an untried indictment against him he
may have to spend a few more years in
In an endeavor to prevent the occur
rences in executive sessions from "leak
ing" the United States senate has exclud
ed every senate employe from the cham
ber during those sessions, except the sec
retary, McCook, and the sergeant-at-arms.
Even old Captain Bassett had to go, and
still the old thing leaks.
Has the I.ook of a Murder.
iNPlANAPoi.is, March 26. Thursday
night James B. Swain was arrested for
drunkenness, but it soon devel. ;d that
something more. serious ailed him. He
grew rapidly worse and at 8 o'clock Fri
day morning died. An examination
showed that he had been struck on the
head with a blunt instrument, and the de
tectives have learned that he had domestic
troubles and that a male companion of his
wife had had some trouble with him.
There is evidence that the men met Thurs
day night aud had a conflict. Swain was
a prosperous farmer of Westfalls, about
forty miles from here.
The Quern Sent Her Condolence.
IIveres. March 20. It is said that
Queen A'lctoria, on hearing of the death
at Costebelle of Lady Frankland, formerly
Charlotte Berry Di Zerega, of New York,
and late Wife of Sir Frpderirt VrnntloTr
of Thirkleby, Yorkshire, sent a gracious
message of commiseration. The deceased
lady was respected in the highest circles
of English society, while the family of
her husband stands among tbe best in
Great Britain in reputation and lineage.
Keath of an Old Printer.
Baltimore, March 20. Mr. Nicholas B.
Talbott, one of the oldest printers in
Baltimore, died yesterday of paralysis.
He was 03 years of age, and a leader in
labor circles, lieing at the time of his
death president of the Typographical
Union and treasurer of the Federation of
Labor. He was a graduate of the Balti
more City college. ft
Died Not Owing a Cent.
New York, March 20. The will of Ed
wards Fienvpont, executed on Jt ne 13,
18S8, and a codicil made on Feb. l: i, 1891,
were filed Thursday with Probate Clerk
Tinny. In the closing part of the will is
this sentence; "If any debts or obliga
tion are brought against me they ivill be
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