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A 8EYERK cdiot AGAINST the practice
of dueling has been issued in Japan.
STUDENTS who use tobacco in any
form are denied admission to the Uni
versity of the Pacific at San Jose, Cal.
QUEEN YICTOBIA'S regular mail is
about 340 letters, per day. She is
ready to discriminate quickly, and an
swers but few of them. tags/
CYCLING has become regularly a
part of the British light infantry work
at several stations in England, and will
be more generally introduced
A KANSAS CITY family consists of six
brothers whose names are as follows:
Jack Frost, Winter Frost, TVhite Frost,
Cold Frost, Early Frost, and Snow

HYDBAULIC. power at a pressure of
7fi0 pounds to the square inch is now
being conveyed about beneath the
streets of London as steam is conveyed
in this country.
Tun feat of lowering a large house
intact from an undesirable looation on
a hill fifty feet high to the street was
accomplished in San Francisco lately,
the cost being $700.
ONE of the keepers in Bushey Park,
England, lately discovered two fine
bucks lying dead in a ditch, with their
horns locked together. Both animals
had received severe body wounds.
DIT. KING, an American lady, who is
physician to the family of Count Li, at
Shanghai, has greatly increased her
reputation there by the successful per
formance of a delicate surgical opera
IT is said that Henry M. Stanley
does not greatly care for America any
moro, but the Americans in London do
r.ot intend to givo him up. They will
wine and dine him and give him a silk
flag and a silver shield.
THE London Times will be about
$75,000 out of pocket for accepting as
genuine a batch of manusoript that not
one Yankee editor in a thousand
would havo given a second look at
without smelling mice.
AN Indian squaw picked up $500
worth of gold nuggets in the Franklin
County hills in Maine, and sold it in
Portland. Several bands of prospect
ors will set out in the spring Joy the
site of the reported finds.
THE wealth of John D. Bockefellor is
estimated at $130,000,000. He devotes
two hours daily—from seven until nine
in the morning—to the examination of
the pile of letters addressed to him,
soliciting money for various purposes.
Pnr.SIDENT YAN HOME, of the Cana
dian Pacific Railroad, thinks that, a
journey around the world will be made
in tbirty-oight days within a few years.
This will be when the great transasi
atic railroad across Russia shnll have
beon completed.
BARON ROTHSCHILD, the Paris bank
er, lives in the fear of the commune.
His cellars are almost impregnable,
and his pictures and jewels are pro
tected in such a way that the most
grasping mob could jaot reach them.
He lives in a state of constant fear.
THE French Academy of Science has
discovered, by experiment, that each
human body is in itself an electric bat
tery, one electrode being represented
by the head and the other by the feet.
Therefore it is the proper thing to
with one's head to the north and
foot to the south.
A FRENCH lieutenant, who was under
the influence of liquor, got up in a
Paris cafe and declared that the French
would have a war with Germany with
in three months, and ho hfcs been court
rmartialed'and suspended from duty for
a year for his remarks. He was too
previous in giving the'snap away. I-7
A DISPATCH from Berlin says that
since Prince Alexander of Batteuberg
jilted Priucess Yictoria she lias become
so ill-tempered that fimperor William
has offered her $50,000 a year if she
will live outside of Germany. It is
probable that tho Princess will take up
•her residence with Queen Victoria.
A LODGING-HOUSE keeper in London
named Foy, who was so poor that ho
had been able to get excused even from
rate-paying, received from the hands
of his dying wife the gift of her stays.
After her death he cut them up and dis
covered over $600 seoreted in them.
He gave his wife the most olegant wako
ever seen in the n'eighborhood, and
while he was under its influence a man
named Fryer Btole the balance of tho
money from him. He had Fryer ar
rested, and in the police court the story
of the hidden treasure came out.
A KERN County, Cal., farmer states
that last June he Bowed 800 aores of
.land with Egyptian corn. Last Octo
ber he harvested 200 aores of it, ob-
Gaining thirty-six stacks, or about two
tons per aore. .'Into tho remaining 500
acres 800 head of cattle were turned,
and in about a month they had trodden
it all down so that it looked like a field
of harvest-past cornstalks, but the
ground was covered almost white with
the threshed out kernels. Twelve hun
dred hogs were then turned in, and
•they are said to day to be the finest,
largest, laziest and fattest hogj in the
WHEN the Omaha tribe of 'Indians
was broken up. by their own consent,
to take land in f.everalty, Miss Alice
Fletcher was presented with the "sa
cred tent," which was the very embodi
ment of all that they- revered under
the old order of things, and.\hin is now
deposited in the Peabody Mmeuin,
Cambridge, Mass. Quite as significant
,// a relic has now been preesnted to Miss
Fletcher by tlie Nez Perces, The pipe
of war and council, which haB been
nsed in all the tribal deliberations for
over thirty years, the one which was
gravely passed around when |he tribe
made their last outbreak/has bow been
given to Miss Fletcher,' with due cere
monial and impressive statement that
she had destroyed its significance, be
cause they were no lnsger a tribe, but
citizens of the United States.
A PHILADELPHIA paper, in telling
that Henry M. Stanley, when he lived
in Omaha in 1887, fell in lovo with an
actress, who jilted him, remarks tiiat
now Stanley is a woman-hater. This
statement tho great explorer's friends
indignantly deny. Although Stanley
is not a married man, he gives no evi
dence of hatred for the other sex. In
fact, one of tho best friends he has is a
Philadelphia woman, toward whom he
entertains feelings of the greatest* re
spect, if not of positivo affection.
Just before he plunged into the jungle
in his search for Emin Bey the last
message he sent to any one in the civ
ilized world was to this loyal friend,
and she was among the first to receive
word from him when, not long ago, he
reappeared, with his knowledge of the
mysteries of the great African conti
nent augmented by his recent discov-
ONE of the most remarkable women
in England is Mrs. Meredith, who has
created and directed the career of that
complicated organism known as Mrs.
Meredith's Institutions with a degree
of unerring good judgment and won
derful executive ability. Her fathor
during her childhood held an official
position connected with the prisons in
Ireland, and was early impressed with
a desire to do something to mitigato
the dosolate lives of the women con
victs. Some time in 1860 sho began
speaking at the Social Science Con
gresses and elsewhere of the evils
which resulted from tho incarceration
of women at Brixton, shut off from
all beneficial outside influences, and
of tho imperative need to make decent
citizens of the discharged convicts.
In 1866 sho obtained leave to visit the
inmates of the prison, and many years
she made it her daily duty to go to the
woman prisoners with words of coun
sel and sympathy. Feeling that a
helping hand must bo stretched out to
the discharged prisoners if their prom
ises of reform were to be fulfilled, Mrs.
Meredith established a refuge for them
in houses adjoining her own home, and
later opened a mission on Chaplain
road, where they are employed at laun
dry work or needlework, and no female
prisoner is allowed to pass from out
the prison gates without some attempt
being made to reclaim her to the ranks
of honest citizens. These women,
though hardened by crime, possess
one instinct of womanhood hard to kill
—love for their children and a desire
to savo them from corrupting influ
Ihednt ben thare
only 4 days when
||Joshua kim home
the sed tho Capting
'sed lieil let liim go,
seeins his folks lied
ikim to see him.
WillamHenery wus
a^ticklodern a little
dog stuffed with
fresh pork when he
ggp-go back.
"Naw we kin go
a fishin," ses he. And so the next day
we packed up" the cliiidorn and sum
cole vittles an went to the crick.
Joshuas wife an I want a goin fishin
onny, so we tuck our croshay work
along an set by the vittle3 an let
Willam Henery an the widder an
Jusliua do the fishin.
"I'll bet I ketch the first fish," ses
the widder. "You'd orter, you've lied
Experience enurf a ketcliin men," ses
William Henery. "Hey, I've got a
nibble," ses he, but jest then the wid
der hit him a whack with the fishin
"Ouch!" ses he "Jemima cricketsl
now you've skeered him off. Let up,
kaint you," ses he but she hit 'im
a^in, an this time the fish hook cot in
his pants au scratched him a little, an
he hollered sum more, anwehed to cut
the hook out, coz the pants—not Wm.
Henery, an it lef a purty good sized
hole, an ho tole her she'd got to mend
it, an tliav jawed aroun considable, an
by thet time Joshua sed twan't no use
to stay thare no longer, fur the feesh
wus all skeered off.
"An I hed a nibble when Sal
swatted me." ses William Henery,
about's or more mad.
"Well, I'll larn you who youro a
talkin to," ses she, an wo pioked up
our plunder an went down the crick a
considable ways furder threw the bush,
an Willam Henery tore a hole in the
back of his shirt, an the widder
snagged her dress, an by thet time wo
wus thare.
Thay all kep tolable still at fust, an
Joshua's wife an me wus a bavin a reel
nice visit, when Willam "Henery hol
lered out, awful excited: "I've got a
bite kum an help me pull him in 1
Hester Ann, lie's a reglar whale," au
lie just fairly danced fur joy. Joshua
helped him an thay hailed in a ole
boot, an the widder hollered an loffed,
and purty soon she cot a punkin seed.
"Hey, goodv, good!"' ses she, "I
knowed I'd ketch the fust one," but
just then Willam Honerv cot another,
so thay wus even an thay hed to
an hunt up sum more frogs, w"
thay wus a usin fnr bate.
Willam Henery cot 2 frogs an
widder didn't ketch enny, but
woodn't giv her nun. Purty soon I
seen her a sneekin up behind him, an
thinkses I to myself, "she's a goin to
push him in to tho crick," and I wus
jest a get tin reddy to warrant him
when be give tho awfullest yell 1
heerd, it nere about friz the marrer
in to my bones.
,"Ow! Yow! Ouch! Holp! I'm snaik
bit." sen he. "He's a crawllin down
my back, Ow 1 I'll leve you all I]
propperty, Hester Ann," ses he,
jumpin aroun "the spotted lieffer
Ben's, tho—ouch! he bit me agin—
you won't marry agin rit6off. Yow
afore any of us cood git to him
jumped in to the crick. Ithot then __
wus crazy fur sure, but he happened
to jump into a spring of ice cold water
an he jumpped out agin ptirty suddent
an tuck threw the
I my
an the cc
rolled thare tales over thare backs
bellerd an run, an then hekim a run
back an ses, "Ive kim back to dye
yure side, Hester Ann'. am a g,
fast. I dont foal no pain now," an
rolled his eyes awful! "I shuddent
think you wood," ses the widder, "f
it wus only a frog!" an shelaffed fit
kill. W® went back t6 JoiiBha's
quic.V Yourii,
it to
They Had Battler a Little Loss Attention
lie Paid to the Strict Letter of the Law
—Other News of Various Sorts.
How the Cattlemen Take It.
The cattlemen at Arkansas City did not
receive the news of the proclamation order
ing the iavading settlers off the strip with
much interest. With them ft WBB lika lock
ing the door after the horse was stolen.
The settlers seemed to think tlrnt tho easi
est way to gain possession of the strip was
to drive the cattlemen off, and the easiest
way to do that was to fira the prairies, and
fire the prairies they did. From Fonca,
Willow Springs, Nicovillo, and other settle
ments in tho ontlet comes the news of
burning prairies. It seems to have been
generally agreed upon that the first thing
for the settlers to do was to Btart a prairio
fire, and mtich of the strip has been burned
over. These prairio fires Bcrved a doable
purpose. They drove most of the cattle
before them and also destroyed the fodder
which those remaining might have fed up
on. Therefore the cattlemen are naturally
depressed over the gloomy prospects.
Said President Hewins, of the Cherokee
Strip Cattle company: "What the oattle
men can do in their present misfortune
cannot even be conjectured. Our fences
have beon cut, our cattle scattered to the
four corners of the strip and every blade
of grass on tho range destroyed by prairie
fires. There are now, or rather" weie on
the morning boforethe iuvasion, about 80,
000 head of cattle on the strip. I do not
believe that the energetic nction on the
part of the cattlemen and the government
can save them from irreparable losp. The
damage is already done. The oattle can
not be marketed. They are not in a mar
ketable condition. If left in the strip they
will starve to death, for there is nothing
for them to eat there, and we can not Bbip
provonder to them it would be losing in
vestment. So there we arc—80,000 head
of caltlo good for nothing but hides, glue
and bone-dust."
Ipqniry at military headquarters ot
Gnthrie elecits information that whon the
military arrive there they will be dispatched
in a body to the Cherokee line and there
cut up into detachments and deployed in a
line that will probably scour twenty miles.
Very little, of course, can be learned of tl-o
commander, but enough has beon gleanod
to warratit tho statement that this skirmish
line will cross through strip over sixty
miles wide as rapidly as possible and then
by flunk movements to the right and left
will return to Oklahoma. By this means
the eutire strip will probably be cleared in
less than two weeks.
Cliiof -Mayes Mud.
Chief Mayes, of the Cherokee nation,
who camo to Washington to protest against
the government taking the Cherokee strip,
is wild over its occupation by the boomers.
He forcibly expressed the opinion that
some of them should be shot down.
Opposed to Immigration,
Considerable excitement has been caused
in the vicinity of Emporia by the stond
taken by the farmers on the immigration
question. Some time ngo the business
men formed a branch of the State Immi
gration society, and have boon laboring
zealously to carry ont tho objects of the
organization. Tke business men had suf
ficient influence to control tho county com-
missioners, and an appropriation to en
courage immigration was suggested. Re
cently the agriculturists of Linn county
met and passed resolutions against the
proposed appropriation, and in round
terms attaoked the immigration sooiety
and its objects. The allionce claims that
things are bad enough now, and if more
people are' induced to come here the con
dition of affairs will be evon worse. The
commissioners, however, at their meeting
to-day appropriated $100, and now 'the
alliance threatens to fight the mattor at
the polls.
Heirs to Several Millions.
A large Bhare of the big fortune of Judge
A. J. Davis, the richest man in Montana,
who died last Tuesday in Butte, will go to
New York heirs. Judge Davis left an es
tate of moro than $7,000,000, and about a
third of this will go to his brother, Erwin
Davis, and his nephew, Henry A. Boot,
both lawyers of New York. About a year
ugo Judge DaviB' health began to fail. He
went to New York for treatment and thon
returned home* He had planned to go to
Europo this spring, but he went further
west instead. He was caught in a
snow blockade, and was finally taken
to a hotel in. Tacoma, whore he
was ill for some time. He died of
paralysis of the brain. Lawyear Erwin
Davis, of 119 Madison avenue, is about 60
years of ogo, ten years his brother's junior.
Lnwyer Davis is already a wealthy man and
has retired from business. He was form
erly president of the Richmond & Alle
gheney Railroad company. Henry A. Root
is a practicing lawyer at 10 Wall street.
He is a son of Sumter Root, of Connecti
cut, and is nearly middle age. Andrew J.
Dhvis, another nephew, who will also
probably come in for a share of the estate,
is cashier of the Butte bank, of which the
judge was president. This nephew form
erly resided in Chicago.
Found in a I'itinlile Condition.
Two farmers were nearing their home
three miles south of Lansing, Mich., Sun
day evening when they saw a woman lying
on tho ground in au orchard. Her gar
ments wore mere rags. She was without
underclothing or head covering, her toes
wcie frozen and Jtier hands badly scratched
there wero cuts on her hoad and a scent of
chloroform was about her person. Tbo
mvstery as to how she reached the orchard
is yet unsolved, but she has been identified
aa Mrs. John B.'Bouts, aged 23 years, who
has resided with her husband on a farm
near Okemos, seven miles cast of Lan
sing. Her husband says, she left home
Saturday properly clothed, and had
with her a valise and $2 after bertiokct was
bought to Lansing. The train officers sov
that the woman was deranged when she
boarded the train at Okemos, and was
forced by her husband to enter the car.
On reaching this eity she started afoot on
the track in the direction from whence she
oame. No traoe has been found of her
movement from that time until she was
found in a half frozen condition in the
orchard Sunday evening. It iB suspected
that Mrs. Bouts was enticed into a houee
in Lansing, drugged and turned out during
tho night in the partly unclad condition in
which she was found.
Can't Do liusiness in Wisconsin.
The state insurance commissioner has
formally decided not to renew the license
of the American Building and Loan asso
ciation to. do business in Wisconsin. It
will be remembered that several weeks ago
he revoked tho company's license for its
failure to conform with the law by keeping
on file with tho state treasurer $100,U00 as
security for the Wisconsin stockholders
and .by not filing a report of its busine«B
operations. It thereupon filed the neces
sary report* and deposited additional se
curities, but the state treasurer informed
the insorance commissioner that he is un
able to approve the security as being act
ually worth $100,000. though their face
value is more than that. Hence the com
missioner declines to reoonsidar his order.
Shocked the French Professor
The young ladies of the art school of the
Washington university at 8t. Louis sat
down on a prudish professor the other day
with a thnd that is still echoing about the
oity. The malo and femalo students have
for years studied ho classes
that drew, p«imed and modeleii front the
nude Occupied a room ia common, 'prof,
J. D. Patrick is an imported instructor,
just from Paris. Tho idea of men and
women studying together from the nude
struck him as something that not even
Paris oould etind, and he ordered tho
women to occupy a different room from
the men. Whon this order went forth tho
girls got together and after much dis
cussion determined to stick with the men,
and marched in a body to Prof. Helsey 0.
Ives, heal of the art department, and sub
mitted their demands. Ives acot^ed to
them and the girls are back with the boys
molding the human form divine together
from life. "fe-?,-
Bunk 'Wrecker* Arrested."*''
M. Haskius, cx-sheriff of Marshall
county, Kas., has arrived in Denver with
requisition papers for the arrest of Ira M.
Hodges, formerly president of the State
bank at Irving, Kas., on tho charge of em
bezzlement, Mr. Haskins and his pris
oner left for Kansas. Hodges, together
will the bank's vice president, Emmons,
made a neat haul of some $4.0,000. They
operated by buying up a quantity of
worthless paper at 12 cents on the dollar,
and charging the bank C5 per cent, for it.
Among other paper thus held is about
$12,000 of tho notes from the notorious
quack, "Diamond Dick," whioli are ad
mitted to bo worthless. Emmons was ar
rested in Kansas City to-day.
Crew of Five Urownb1.
A dispatch from the master of the river
steamer Dcfiance reports that during a
heavy storm an unknown schooner, sup
posed to be an oyBter vessel, was aban
doned by tho crew of five men near York
Spit, light house, they trying to make tho
light houso in a boat. They were, how
ever, overcomo by the waves and all
Almost Buried Alive.
A remarkable cntc of suspended aulma
tion is reported from the vilnge of Mount
Blauchard, Ohio. Last Sunday, Arthur,
the 4-year-old son of Aaron Naus, aftor a
long illness apparently diod. Tho under
taker prepared tho remains for burial, end
placed them in the cofl'm in the full belief
that tbo boy was dead. Tho body remained
in this condition until about !l o'clock
Monday afternoon, when those about tbo
coffin were amazed to seo signs of life. A
physician was summoned aud tho boy was
resusoitated, and has continued to grow
stronger until there its now no doubt of bis
full recovery.
Tlie London Strike Spreading.
Twenty thousand Tyno Sido ongineers
have joined the strike. Several mills in
Lancashire have been compelled to stop
work on avcoiint of tho scarcity of coal,
arising from the minors' strike, and others
are running on shoit time for the samo
reason. Most of the miners who went on
strike in Nottingham have roturned to
work, an advance of 5 per cent, in their
wages having been conceded them.
Tho coal carters here have joined the
strike. 'rr
Arrested for Embezzlement.'
Frank A. Diffenderfor, a former banker
and ex-alderman, and prominent in social
and sporting circles, was taken to Lan
caster, Pa., Friday night by a detective.
He was arrested in Brooklyn, whither he
fled a few days ago, charged with the em
Moment of $10,CG5 from the estate of
his brother, J. L3no Diffcnderfer, for
whom, by reason of mental weakness, he
had acted as trustee under deeds of trust
executed by their fathor and grandmother.
They are children of the late Dr. William
Diffenderfer, of New Holland, who prior
to his "death several years ago
gave the greater part of $60,
000 to his son Frank and the remainder
to his mother, whom he required to exe
cute a will leaving it in trust to Leuo.
Aft6r tbedootor's death Frank, it is alleged,
induced his grandmother, then 86 years of
ago, to destroy the will and make him sole
trustee of his brother's inheritance. He
then entered upon a career of extravagance.
When the court enforced an examination of
his accounts the auditor found him to be
short $10,665. When the oonrt began an
investigation he removed to Philadelphia,
where ho became connected with the Ken
nel club, and recently returned to Lancas
ter, where hiB brothor's wife's relatives in
stituted proceedings for embezzlement, for
which he will be held for trial.
Manitoba Tax Titles Upset.
Great dismay exists over the disallowanco
by the dominion government of the act
passed by the Manitoba legislature to con
firm tax sales. The effect is to upset hun
dreds of titles end throw them into a state
of hopeless confusion. The clause which
appears to havo been objectionable to tbo
minister ot justice was one taking away
from the courts the power to set aside tax
sales on the gronnd that interest was
chargod, leaving all other objections open
to complainants. Unless the difficulty can
be arranged endleBS litigation will ensne.
Kepuhlicau National Loaguo Managers.
President Thurston, of the Republican
National league, has appoiute 1 the follow
ing sub-executive committsjs to manage
the affairs of tno league for the coming
year: James A. BlancbarJ, chairman,
New York J. Henry Gould, Massachu
setts W. Patton, Illinois J. F. Hendrix,
Pennsylvania Horace M. Deal. Ohio E
L. Lindsley, Connecticut Charles Pierco,
Missouri F. R. Owens, Michigan T. E.
Byrnes, Minnesota E. C. Hcrwig, Louisi
ana. President Thurston and Secretary
Humphreys are ex-olBcio members of the
Drummer Loach's Body Found.
The body of Rowland Leach, tho New
York drummer who has been mysteriously
missing for several days, was found in tho
river near Market street this afternoon.
He was last seen alive in that neighbor
hood about a week ago in company with a
gang of hoodlums. A search of the body
revealod the fact that bis gold watch and
chain and other personal belongings were
etill in his pockets, leading to the infer
ence that Loach was notj:obbedand thrown
into tbo river as at first supposed, but
that ia au intoxicated oondition he proba
bly foil in.
Two Nogros Shot to Death. 7
A courier from Princeton brings news
that Bell Allen and Witherford Irving,
two negroes, charged with the murder of
Constable Belober, were taken from the
Mercer county jail by a mob and shot to.
death. Both negroes were notorious des
peradoes and had killed three men before
the Belcher murder. It is likely that Oscar
Falks, another negro murderer, who killed
a man over in Tazewell county, Virginia,
in November, ha? shared the fate ot Allen
and Irving.
THE trial of James Slocum, the base bat
player, for the murder of his wife, has he
gun in New York.
BROWN & WINOKOVE, melters and re.
finers and dealers in bullion in London
have tailed. Liabilities, £3011,000.
IJEUS VOHKBN, German consul at Zan
zibar, acting for the Ea6l Africa company,
has concluded anew treaty favorable to the
GEORGE P. TJADEN, the treasurer and
general manager of Gharter Oak camp,
Modern Woodmen, of Peoria, III., has loft
with ahout $1,000 of the lodge funds.
AT Bristol, England, Canon Baynes
pleaded guilty to stealiog a trunk from the
railway station and was sentenced to four
months' imprisonment at hard labor.
IN an encouoter at Elassona between
Turks and a band of brigands over twenty
of the former were killed and six of the
latter. The brigands were dispersed
posed to have eeu murdrted bv Burche'l,
under urroBt charged with the murder of
Bennell, has been heard from in Arizona.
Bx a rear end collision on tho Burling
ton fc Missouri River rca I n^at Harvard,'
Nfcb Conductor Norton aud Brnkeman
Miller were ii.st-.ialy killed.,, A t.utuWaf
CUB were wrecked,
Victorious Formosa Bebels.
Advices from China' by the steamer Bel«
gio state that the aborigines of Formosa
banded themselves together and offered BO
determined opposition to the Chinese
.troops that were trying to quell the For
mosian riot, that the commander of the
Chinese forces, after 200 of bis men had
been led into ambush and all but ten
slaughtered, gave up the campaign against
the rebels and opened friendly negotiaa
tious with them. The natives, on receiv
ing promises of large concessions, agreed
to abandon their hostilo attitude toward
tho Chinese authorities. Brigandage, how
ever, is still rampant. French and Chinese
telegraph lines will soon be connected at
Mongtszs on the Tonkin-Chinese frontier.
Ariceroy Chang Chi Tung is said to have
obtained the assistance of four foreign
mining aud metallurgical engineers to
prospect for coal andiron mines in the
oountry through which it is planned to
mako a trunk railway botwoen Hankow
and Pekin Pass. He is reported, as far as
his influence goes, to be seriously bent on
constructing this line which haB received
the nominul sanction of the emperor, but
is still adverse to the employment of for
eign capital or foreign material. A railway
engineer attached to the German legation
has been engaged to make a preliminary
survey of the country.
Protest Agninst .Siberian Outrages.
Tho mass meeting in Hyde Park Satur
day under the auspices of the various labor
organizations, to protest against the treat
ment by the Russian government of politi
cal prisoners, was not BO largely attended
as had been expected. There wero about
two thousand people present, mostly radi
cals and socialists. John Burns was the
principal speaker. Ho delivered an elo
quent and impassioned "address denouncing
tho outrages on Siberian exiles, and calling
upon tho British government to UBB its in
fi j.mco to iuduco Russia to aiopt a more
lituaane policy. Several other radicals and
labor leaders spoke, but Mr. Davitt. Mrs.
Besunt and other prominent persons who
were announced to speak did not appear.
Bismarck's Probable Successor.
To mark the anuivorsary of the death of
his grandfather, Emperor William I., the
emperor sent un aia-de-c«mp to her Von
Boett'.cher, tno minister of the interior,
with the decoration of the order of the
Black Eagle. Accompanying tho deco
ration was a congratulatory letter in tho
empeior's own handwriting. The inci
dent is much remarked in conneotion with
the rumors that Ilerr Von Boetticher will
succeod Prince Bismarck in the office of
"Buiralo Bill" Hissed.
Buffalo Bill," during his exhibition oq
the cotupagnao at Rome, offered a sum of
money, to any outsider who should succeed
in riding a certain horse. Some peasants
sncceode I in ridiug the animal, but pay
ment was refused on the ground that tbfy
had not mounted within the required time.
The audience was indignant aud roundly
hissed tho managers. The show is now at
Dom Pedro at Nice.
The cx-.emperor of Brazil, with the
Countess d'Eu, camo over from Cannes.
On leaving the station be walked to a cab
stand aud entered a vehicle. The horse
was balky and refused to move and nearly
upset tho aged monarch into tho gutter. A
crowd assembled and Dom Pedro promptly
jumped into another carriage and drove off.
Biotous Liverpool Dock Laborers.
The dock laborers who are on a strike
assumed such a menacing attitude that
orders have been issued for troops to be
held in readiness to suppress any demon
6tration that may occur*
IT IS said that Germany ia treating with
the Vatican with a view to tbo represcnta
tion of the pope at the Berlin labor con
LORD SALISUURY has notified Emperor
William that ho declines to favor any
schemc by the labor conference looking to
the legal restriction of the hours of labor.
PROF. OV/EN, the London soientist, who
was reported convalescent a few days ago,
after a serious
haB had a relapse!
All the members of his family are as
sembled at his bedsido.
NOTWITHSTANDING denials it is stated
that Herr Tisza, tho Austrian prime min
ister, has resigned and that Count Szapary
has formed a cabinet, in whioh he takes
the interior portfolio.
MR. PARNELII will prosecute the Exeter
Gazette, for publishing the first forged let
ter printed by the Times in its articles on
"Parnellism ond Crime," and espying the
Times' articles day by day.
A DISPATCH from South Africa says
that the governor of Natal has expressed
disapproval of and regret for the recent
demonstration at Johannesburg against
tho government of the South African re
TEN Cretan refugees have been sen
tenced to fifteen years imprisonment at
Retimo, Crete. A court martial at Canea
has confirmed tho sentence. The news
has caused a sensation in Athens.
J*HE fire in the Morsa, Wales, colliery is
spreading. There iB no hope of recover
ing the bodies. Tho latest estlmato is
that at least 100 were killed.
THE dnke off onnaugbt will start from
Bombay for England on Thursday next,
ho will travel via China, Japan, Van
couver and Quebec. In a speech at a ban
qiiet the duke deplored the utter inade
quacy of the defences of Bombay.
AT Lindsay. Ont., John A. Barron,
member of parliament for North Victoria,
administered a severe beating with a stick
to a married man named Raymond, who,
it iB alleged, committed an indecent
assault on the littlo daughter of Mr.
AT a court dinner in Pesth tho emperor
in a speech omphasized tho necessity of
cohesion among the liberals. He pro
foundly regretted the proposed retirement
of Herr von Ti6za, who, ho said, would
continue to emjoy his highest favor,
THE imperial mausoleum at Chariottfn
berg, Germany, was dedicated Sunday
in tho presence of the emperor, and
empress aud other members .of. the jfoyql
family and high personages.' The,ompVr'or
and others of the family placed wrer"'
npon the coffins of William, Augusts
., Hioux City Live Stock,.
Hogg—Estimated recolpts, 1,400 officio] TOS
terday, 1,571. Market aotlvo and S^tOc
liishar, Quotations: Light, ti.C034.05: mtzed
$4.02)[email protected] heavy. »L0S4.10.
Cattle—Estimated reoeipta, 400 official yet
tordfiy, 544 shipments, 819. Market quiet.
Values stecdyfor best offerings, but dull and
lower on common to inferior grades. Butchers'
stock poorly supplied ind In good dcminl.
Chicago Live Stock.
Hogs Receipts, 10,000. Market easy Light,
#t.'20iS4.40 heavy packing and shipping, 54.VS
Cattle Beseipte, 2,000. Market stoady
Etoera, S3 30S4.75 atookers and feedrrs. Si
Sbcep—Receipts, 2.000. Market steady.
tlves, $1.5098.90 westerns, corn fed, J4.B3J
5.GO Teians, »3.5P35.10.
New York Produce.
Wheat—Active and higher May, E8J£c.
Corn—Firmer and quiet mixed western. 2954
Oats—Qulot and steady western, C7«31V c,
Provisions—Pork an! quiot nsw, •11.25
fflll.76. Lard steady and quiet «0.6S
Butter, steady, western, S 7"4c. Eggs quiet
and easy western, lie.
Chicago Produce. ,^'^t
Wheat—Easy March, May, 8Cc.
Com— Stoady March, 28Vo May, 00Wo."
Oats—Easier March, 21c May, 21do. 'i
Rve-Maroh. 42.
Barley—Nothing doing.
Prime Timothy—•L'JO.
Flax seed—Cash, »L48. *3$
Whisky—H.OJ. iiJl ~.r "j
Provisions—Pork Etetjy: March. 81012V.:
Wiiy, &10.U7V. Lord stcaly. March, £c
May, W.lc.
Bolts—Estimated receipts 8,000,
bigou. ../
Soutli OtutOie J.tvc Pjturk.
*0% .j?
His Assnsflln Rearrested—1The Trouble
and the Men—Otlier News ofCfood and
111 lVom Everywhere
Ex-Congressman Taolbee is dead
As soon as the police authorities wpro
uotified of the death of Taulbee, Kincatd,
who bad been released on bonds, was re
Ta'ilbeo had been delirious for some
time before death camo and the end was
pakloss. HiB family were at the bedside.
Taulbee was shot in the oorrldor ot the no
tional house at 1:45 p. m. on]feb. 128, by Charles
liinc.ild, correspondent ot the Louisville Times.
Eincaid had written statements aboiit the per
sonal character of Taulbee, whioh were pub
lished more than a year ago, and whioh, tt is
understood, were the causes of a divorce suit
by his wire. Taulbeo had sworn vengeance on
Klussid, aud the latter, between the publica
tion of the articles rollooting on Taulbee, and
the tragedy at tho (aritol, had been very ill.
On the 28th Eincaid, a moro physical wrock,
uorvous and unstrung, met Taulbee on tho
stops of tho capitol, and, it is charged by eye
witnesses, tho ox-congressman abused Eincaid,
callod him a snoak and a coward,
and pulled his nose. Klncaid pro
tostod that he was unarmed, and
left tho soono of tno encounter. He aftorward
mot Taulboe in the corridor and shot him, the
wound resulting in his antagonist's death this
mornin r.
Both Kincaid and Taulbee wero natives of
Kentucky, tho sons of respectable and wealthy
fnrmerB. Taulbeo was a momber of tho 1 orty
ninth and Fiftieth congressos, after having
s?r'vod soveral terms in tho Kontucky state
legislature, where he proved a popular and ablo
member. Kincaid has for a number of years
been a reporter and newspaper correspondent,
and was a great social favoiito in Louisvillo.
He has soores of friends who have oxprcssod
thoir determination to stand by him in this
unrortuna'.o affair.
About Threo Hundred Thousand Dollars
Worth Ascoiiils in Smoke*
Fire from souie unuccoUntitble source
burst out of the windowB of the five-Btory
clothing bouBe of Stern, Moj-er & Co.,
shoitly after 1 o'clock this morning. By
the time the first firo engines arrived the
whole interior of tho groat structuro was
ablaze. A general alarm calling all the
engines in the city was at once sounded
and the united efforts of the fire depart
ment wero sufficient to keop the fire
within its own walls. Tho building
was entirely occupied by Stern, Mayer &
Co., with the exception of one room which
was used by the Monotuck Silk company,
and the establishment was oue of tho
largest in the city, being of thirty years
standing. Their stock was full and was
estimated at $300,000. It was wholly lost.
The building cost $200,000 and was totally.
destrojed. Tbo total insurance is stated
to be $250,000. One of the firemen was
seriously iujured by falling cornices, and
the driver of an engine was badly injured
by colliding with a freight car.
Gon. tew M"JillIICO'H Brother-in-I.a'wIDab
Hblcs in Glue firm's Money.
The affairs of the Baedos Glue 00m
pnny, of New \'ork and Pittsburg, which
failed reveral days ago, are in a very much
much muddled condition. Kern, one of
the New York partners, states that Louis
Houghey, tho Pittsburg member of the
tirm, acknowledges that he obtained monoy
on notes to which he signed the firm's
name the amount, Kern thought,
would reach SGIl,000. He stated that the
liabilities may roach $150,000, and creditors
will be lucky if they get CO per cent, of
thoir claims. Judgments have been en
tered up aggregating $120,000. Haughey
is a brother-in-law of Gen. Lew Wallaoe
and has always been held in tho highest'
Elizabeth Vincent Found Not Guilty ol
Attempted Murdor of Her Paramour.
Tho jury in tie case of Elizabeth Vin
cent, charged with the attempted murder
of Lewis Henry IsaacB, member of tho
house of commons, brought in a verdiot of
not guilty to-day. Isaacs testified that the
paper he refused to sign, which refusal, it
ia alleged, led to the shooting, was a docu
ment admitting that he had boduced the
defendant by violence. He expressed the
wish that tho court would deal leniently
with Miss Vincent. Ho was exceedingly
fond of her, ho said, and had a passionate
love for the child which was tho result of
their relations.
Now They Have Parted.
Frederick GebbarJ, the millionaire New
Yorker, the muscular giant, tho devoted ad
mirer of the Langtry, is sad. He has $80,.
000 a year and a good digc-stiou, yet he is
sad.. Tho Langtry and FredGebhard have
parted in anger. The fondness of many
yeaia hafl cooled. That is why Gebhard is
and. He arrived from England Saturday
on the steamship Lahn. There was a great
deal of misery stamped upon Gebhard's
face as ho loft tho boat.
The immediate cause of estrangement
between Gebhard aud Mrs. Langtry was
the fact that the prince of Wnies called
upon her at an inopportune time as far as
Gebhard was concerned. Immediately
upon Gebhard's arrival in the British cap
ital he went to the hotel where Mrs. Lang
try was stopping and engaged rooms there.
Then he sent his cord to the be iuty. But
Mrs. LanRtry
not at Joisure. The
prince Wales was calling upon her.
Mr. Gebhard could not bo received then.
In on interview, however, Mr. Gebhard
insisted that it was his business
alone that brought him home ond that
he and the Lily were Btill the best of
Kiiho'Iturrown Makes Another Corpse.
Kubo Burrows, the Lamar county rob
ber nnd outlaw, has added another to his
long list of victims. A detective named
Jackson, who had been following the out
law for mouths, has been murdered by
Burrows ond his gang. Jackson went to
Lamar county several weeks ago, and, dis
guised us a foot peddler, started alone to
the hills where Burrows was supposed to
be in hiding, dKothing moro was seen of
the d£tfictfvp WtU.lfl6t, Saturday, when his
presence of the emperor and doad.hqdy fas found,hi the woods riddled
nd other members of the^rnci spthbpljets. Ho haA evidently been dead
fiye ctf'six days.
Divorce the Church ami State*
A proposed amendment to tho constitu
tion of the United States has been drawn
up by Lawyer AV. A. Butler, of New York,
acting in consultation with ex. Gov. Long,
of Massachusetts, the object of which is to
prevent the use of publio money in any
way for any private educational "institu
tions under control cf religions denomina
tions. Petitions with the proposed amend
ment accompanying will be distributed
throughout the states with a preamble de
claring for the non-union of church and
Chinese AIuBt Go.'
Aoting upon the advice of tbo attorney
general, Secretory Windom has decided
that Chinese merohants coming to this
country for the first time provided with
certificates cannot be permitted to land,
notwithstanding the fact that they are not
Only Four Kscaped.
Four of the miners who were entombed
by the explosion yesterday in the Moras
colliery in Glamorganshire, Wales, havo
made their escape from the pit. 'j hey re
port that they passed over a number of
dead men lying in heaps, and they say they
believe none of those in the pit are alive.
English Cash for Denver Foundries.
Charlos Miller, the agent of au English
syndicate, is now negotiating for un o'pticn
on tbo four largest iron woiks in Denver.
He is authorised to cxttentl
A Proposition Mado 1y a Syndicate ot
VToll Known Capitalists.
Anew proposition in oonnection with
the proposed establishment of govern
ftljot postal telegraph system has been
macle to the houso committee on post
offices and pout roais by J. M. Seymour,
a member of the New York stock exchange.
Mr. Seymour stated that bo represented a
number of well known capitalists who were
willing to build linos and maintain postal
telegraph system under government su
pervision in accordance with the provisions
of the poBtmastcr-general's bill, or to op
erate on a uniform 25-cent rato. Tho
means by which tho gentlemen repre
sented by himself hoped to make the
undertaking a success was by what is
known as tho Patten multiplex telegraph
system. The syndicate proposed to build
and maintain the lines as needed to
furnish operators, power and sta
tionery, and to have the right to
build and be protected in construct
ing lines over all postal roads.
They asked to be exempt from federal aud
state taxation. It was desired to make
contract with tho government for fifteen
years with the privilege of a renewal, un
less the government would take the liues at
the end of that time at a value to bo ap
praised by experts. The syndicate ex
pected to be allowed to do a private busi
ness outsido of the government work. F.
Jar via Patten, the inventor of tho system
referred to' by Mr. Seymour, described it
to the committee. By it the carrying ca
pacity of one wire was equal to eight or
pven twelve wires under the present Morse
system. To maintain the lines under the
Patten system would cost 75 per cent, less
than under tho present systeme. Mr. Sey
mour stated that it was proposed to lease
wires to newspapers at almost nominal
rates and to reduce press rates'about 'M per
cent. To 09tablish the system under tho
provisions of the postmaster general's bill
would cost, ho believed, about $7,000,000.
A completo system covering tho eutire
country would cost $25,000,000.
Girls lu Ignorauoo of Tlieir Fato Lurod
Into T.lfe uf Slinuio.
Jim Murrin runs one of the most villain
ous dens in tBe Miohigan wilderness, four
miles back in the woods from Potts. He
has now confined in his place thirteen girls,
many of whom wore'takon theie in ignor
ance ot their fate, allured and deceived by
the lies which this man told them or which
were related by an agent of his. The stock
ade is oalled the "Block House," but on the
letterhead whioh the keeper uses it is de
scribed as the "State Road Hotel" and a
summer resort. The last of Murrin's vic
tims are two girls from Whitehouse, Ohio
The younger escaped aud roturued to To
ledo, but the other is still held. This is tho
pitiful story she tells:
"This man Murrin came to Toledo last
fall. He was introduced to us, described
his fine hotel near the Au Sablo river, told
what an elegant line of summer trade ho
had, and said the people who worked for
Jiim had praotically nothing to do. He
returned to Potts without us and soon
camo a letter written on "State Road
Hotel" stationery, offering us even more
pay and suggesting that he advanco our
ruilroad fare. Wo finally decided to accept
places as dining-room girls. Murrin met
us and as we drovo through the woods and
barren pine plains we wore both frightened.
When he drovo up beforo the barracks we
both cried and asked him to send us homo.
Ho refused, saying that he had advanced
us inouey aud we must remain long
enough to pay that any way.
"We were given a filthy room, and sat
down and cried for an hour. The place
was a rough pine hovei, and his fine trade
seemed nothing but a gang of drunken
choppers. We locked tho door, undecided
what to do, until the most wretohed look
ing woman anybody ever saw ordered ua
to come to the bar-room.
"Feariug wo might be killed, we went to
ward the room. I still was crying, and,
hesitating at the bar-room door a moment,
some one struck me with a chair. I fell to
tho floor, and tho next I remember was a
lot of drunken, swearing women by my
bed laughing at the 'new ua.' This den i3
making more than $10.) a day, and. sells
whisky without license or government tax."
Tlie Mat of a British Vesnol Arrestctl nml
Jailed hi New York.
Goorgo W. Johns, mate of ths British
ship Constance, was arrested at Now York
at the instance of Wm. Lane Booker, the
English consul general, aud taken before
United States Commissioner Shields,
chargcd with creul and inhuman treatment
toward seamen. Thomas Walmsley, one
of the complaining seamen, told the story
on which tho second mate was sent to jail
without bail, pending examination. The
Constance sailed from Hong Kong on the
18th of September. Ton diys later when
tho vessel was at Manclla, one of tho
Philippine islands, Johnb sent him aloft
to oil the foremast. While doiug
thefguudriw car^b? secured
accidentally spilled oil on tho forward
house.' For this be was attacked with a
belaying pin by Johns, who stmck him
on the face, breaking his note.
AftorwardB J. Lee, the second mate,
attacked him and two othtr
sailors named Burton and Knight. The
latter detended himself with a kuife,
whereupon Johns drew his revolver and
fired twice, wounding Knight iu the right
cheek and over the eye. The second mate,
Lee, during the melee that followed, struck
Thomas Gorman, another seaman, on the
arm with an ax. Gordon Bpraug over
board and a messmate named John Griffon
followed his example. At this Johns or
dered a boat to be lowered and tho men in
tho wator brought baok to the ship.
Walmsley asserts that he himself afterward
received a bullet wound in the back from
Johns'pistol. Medic il aud Burgical aid
were denied both Walmsley and Knight,
but the latter was sent otter some hours to
a hospital at Manclla. Walmsley was put
to work. The case will be given a full
hearicg in a few days.
Adventure of the Hamburg Line Steniner
The Slavonia, of the Hamburg line,
passed directly through a mammoth water
Bpout about 700 miles northeast of New
Vork. It struck the steamer's bows on
the starboard side. A rushing noise ac
companied the column and the wator
foamod in' its wako. Immediatelv above
was a great black cloud, from which clouds
less dork descended to form "ft funnel or in
xerted aone. The middle of the column was
white,apparently because it contained snow.
The columu's narrowed diameter was
apparently about twelve feet, white it was
three times as broad at its base, which
reproduced in water and inverted the
cloucj-formed funuol above The whole'
column rotatod with a spiral motion. Tbo
waterspout when it approached took all tho
wind out of the forestaysail of the steam
ship, which "went blind,"but tho schooner
sail still kept full, and presently Jhe fore
staysail filled again. The Slavonia shook
under the shock caused by ooutact with
the column ot water, but kept on her
course none the worse for tho collision.
A few flakes of snow over the prow-were
the only evidences of tho collision after
tho pillar of water bad passed oft to nort
1 Killed tlio Horse
Jerome 8hielda and C. L. Broome, of
Bangor county, left SRU Antonio, Tex.,
with warrants for the arrest of a Mexican
horse thiel namedBal!e«e, who
with his brother about tweuty miles west
of San Antonio, On reaohing thoir house
a fight fiisued whi- resulted in both Mesi
enns heing kil!cd.und Broome aud liUi-ids
receiving qtiite setfew woj»nh}
BM» and Resolution* introduced anil Tnn.
Ics Discussed by tho National Botlv ol
taw Makers.
the Benfcte on the 12th tho concurrent ret"
olutlon for an inveattgation of
matters was laid bofenro tho senate!*Eht5!
house amendments extonding tho invent
tlon tothepurflhaeeof Amerifan induRtrios bw
foreigncapftal and to theuoof BedloeVislcnd
as an immigrant depot. Tho houso atuondmeiS
wore conourred in aud the motion was agreed to
The concurrent resolution has paaeed both
homes, The senate thon proceeded to vot^nn
the resolution to exclHdo f?om the Coiwref^Jni
Record the iotornol&tions niade by Senator rin
the report of the discussion wt&SenatwS
th5, reP°rto*
tho discussion with fcenatnr
Chandler on the ItOth of February Tho rii 1
tion was agreed to-yeas, SO nays oj S
democrats voting iu the affirmative vere fiV!,
ators Payne, Pugh, Cockroll and Vance The
Bitbjcct of electing apresldent pro t«miorn i«u
thon discussed. The Blair bill was^nll.i*
special order for the 20th. Adjourned
In tho house on tho lith the s6nat«' bill WRB
ftased providing for tho removal of tho -and
bars at tho entrance of the harbor nt Mnwaii
kee.Wis. A bill passed grfrntiug rigl.t-oMvav
through tho Sissetonand Wanpoton Indian res'
crvntfons in South Dakota to tho Chicago vu.
waukee Sr St. Paul Railroad company. Tlio bill
passed extending the time of p&vinent
to purchasers of land irom the
Omaha tribe of Indians iu Nebraska
Mr. Morso offered au amendment prol'
hibitingthe introduction of intoxicating liquors
into tho territory of Oklahoma until otborwiao
proviaod by law. LoBt. Kelloy oftero-l an
amondmont providing that- the genoral statute)
of KensAB (instead of Nebraska) shall oxtcml
over tho territory until after tho first session of
tho logislative assembly. Pickler, of FoutU
Dakota, strongly advooatcd I tho amendment,
principally on the ground that it would extend
to tho new torritory the prohibitory laws of
Kansas. Much discussion was indulged in.
aftor which the house adjourned.
In the senate on the LStli the house bill for
bridges aoross tlie Missouri river at South
Piorro, 8. D., and aoross tho Columbia river
Washington and Oregon (similar to
senate bills passed and sent to the house}, vroa
amended by a few verbal changes and pasfiod
Sountor Fryo, from tho oommitteo on com
morco, reported a bill to repeal tho law of tho
last congress requiring steamships to carry
rockotB and guns for casting lines in case of
distross. Bills appropriating $150,000 for Hast
ings, nnd J?1"«0,000 for Stillwator, Minu., wore
passed. Then followed & lengthy and hoatert
debate on tlio treatment of the negro, after
which tho sonate adjourned.
In the houso on the 13th a bill passed grant
ing right-of-way through theMille Lac Indian
reservation, Minnesota, to tho Utile Falls
Millo Lac and Lako Suporior Bailroad com
pany. At tho conclusion of tho morning hour
the houso went int committee of the
whole,for further consideration of the Oklahoma
bill. On motion of Mr. Tarsnoy an amendmoni
was adopted for thu establishment of a land in
No n's-Lond. On motion of Mr. Holmau an
amendment was adopted providing that no
porson having fee uimpjo to 100 acres of land in
auy stato or territory shall be entitled to enter
ond covorod by this act. Tho committees ro
aud reported the bill to the house. An
amendment providing that section 2130,
revised statutes (prohibiting tho in
troduction of iutoxicating liquor into Indian
torritory), shall b9 infe.rrod in Oklahoma until
aftor the adjournment of the first session of tin
legislature was agreed to by a vote of 1H4 to 1(M.
Tho bill then passed by a vote of 1C0 to 25, after
whioh the houso adjourned.
In tho senato on the 14th, among the bills re
ported from committees and placed on tho
calendar wore tho following Appiopriating
$75,000for a public building at Aurora, 111.
authorizing the construction of a bridge across
tho St. Louis rivor between Minnesota and
Wisconsin. Senator Hale, from the oommitteo
on appropriations, reported the urgency de
ficiency bill and said no would call it up for
action on tho 17th. The Blair bill was thon
discussed at length, but went over with
out act on. Senator Call gave notice
that ho would on the 17th
move to modify certain rulea:as to executive
sessions. Senator Cullom presented resolu
tions relative to the death of Representative
Townshend and pronounced au eulogium ou tho
dead member. Other appropriate remarKs were
made Hnd tho senate odjournod.
In the housetm tho 14th Mr. Henderson, of
Iowa, presented for reference a resolution of
the general assemblj* of Iowa favoring euch
legislation in regard to car coupling as will
rotect the life aud limbs of railway employes.
Perkins, of Kansas, stated that an er
roneous idea had gono out that according to
tho provisions of the Oklahoma bill passed
Wednesday the Cherokee outlet had been de
clarod open to settlement under tne homestead
laws. Tne statement should have been made
that tho public land strips—not the Cherokee
outlet—hnd been opened for eottlement. llie
horokeooutlet, he said, was embiaond within
tho limits of the now territory, but was not
open to settlement under tho nomestcad law..
The houso then weut into comuutteo oi tho
whole on the privato oalondar. The bill author
izing the president to retire Gon. I'remout with
the rank of major-general was taken
ur, but no llnul acton was taken.
Tne house then look a recess, tho evening ses
sion to be for the consideration of private pen.
sion bi Is. Tho usual Friday evening routine
in tho houso was onlivenei bv the discussion
of the bill grantin? a pension of $40 per month
to Francis looming, of Michigan, on the grounds
of blindness. This is one of rhe bills vetoed by
President Cleveland. The discuasion was par
ticipated in by Messrs. Stone, of Missonri, Kil
goro, of Toxas, and Lano, of Illinois. Finally
th bill and ono other wero reported from the
committee of tho wholo to the houso, but be
fore action was takon Mr. Breckenridgo, of
Kontucky, moved an adjournment waich was
car. led.
Senato not in session.
In tho houso on tho 15th Mr. palzoll, from the
houso committee on Pacific railroads, reported
tho resolutions calling on tho secretary of the
treasury lor information as to whether the gov
ernment is the owner or holder of the first
mortgage securities of any of tho
Pociflc railroads whioh wero aided bv
tho government, aud if so the amount of such
securities, and when and in what manner and
by what authority tho same wero secured.
Breckinridge, of Arkansas, offered a resolution
calling oa tho socrotary of war for informa
tion regarding tho facilities at command
to guard tho lovcos of tho Mississippi
and other works, and if there is roason to
apprehend unusual danger to human lifo, ate.
Adopted. A sonate amendment was concurred
in to tho houso bill authorizing th» construc
tion of abridge across tho Missouri river at
Pierro, S. 3). Public bu6iiiesH boiug suspended,
tho houso proceeded to pay its last tributoof
respect to tho memory of Judgo Kolley,of Penn
sylvania. Adjoumod.
In tho senate on tho 17th whon petitions
woro being proBontod, Senator Cockrell rose to
presont a remonstrance against tho estsadition
treaty with Russia, but was notified that that
was a matter for oxeoutivo sessions. After de
bate the presiding officer submitted tho ques
tion as to whether tio petition should be re
ceived in opon session aud it was decided that
it should be. The petition was thereforo
presented, and several other lik« peti
tions from Gorman labot societies in St. Louis
and vicinity were likewise presented. Senator
Voorhees offoied a preamble and resolution
sotting forth the deop and widespread depres
sion and decay of tho agricultural interests or
tho American pooplo t'ae enormous and ap
palling amount of mortgago indebtedness on
agricultural lands tlio total failure of the
home markets to furnish remunerative ices
for farmers' productions the palpable searcitv
and insufficiency of money in circulation in
the hands of tho people wit'i which
to transact tho businoss of tne coin
try and effect exchanges of prop
anHflb°r at fair rates, ure ciroumutancos
of the most overwhelming importance to the
Bafoty and well-being of the government:
therefore, bo it
Itesolved, That it is tho highest duty ofcn
grofsiutho pr«sent!crisis to lsy aside all dis
cussions and con {deration of mere pirtvis
sues and give prompt and immediato attention
to the preparation and adoption of such meas
ures as are required for the relief of farmers
nnrt others and tbo overtaxed and underpaid
laborers of tho United States.
1'ho sonate tnen went into executive sossion.
when tho doors rooponod tho hou«o bil' to ex
tond tho act granting tho right-of-way to be
Kansas City & Pacific railway through Indian
t»rrk r_. passed vith a few verbal amend
men «. The Blair eincationol bill
was discussod. Th urgent dotloiency bill was
then taken up, and the following amendments,
°fter®i wore ag-eed to: Appropriating
$3«,0JU ndditional f.:r tho expenses of the inter
national marine oonfercnc appropriating
so,000 for boats, stores, etc,, for new cruisers
tho insertion of soveral paragraphs for the pay
ment of district judges and district attorneys
and marshals for tho state of North and South
Dakota, Montana and Washington. Tho house
amendment to tho sonata bill for a public
building at Cedar ltapids, la. 'reducing the
amount from $'i00,00j to 8100,000),^asconcurred
in. Adjourned.
In ho houso on the 17th tho senate bill WSB
pasboJ, with an amendment striking out the
appropriation clause, increasing from S15J,Ui0
$300,000 tho limit of thi- cost of a public
building at Sacramento, Cal. A joint resolu
tion was passed calling on the secretary of war
for a further report as to the pacticabflityand
app oximato cost of tunneling the Oetroit river
at or near Detroit, Mtch. Mr. McKinua, under
Instructions from the commiiteo ou tho elev
enth census, moved to suspend the
r\ PMB 'tho author
izing the superintendent of tho census to
enumerate the Chinese populati,n in such a
manner as to enable him to make a oomplete
and accurate descriptive list of the Chinese
porsons in the United States and give eaib
person onumorated cortiQca'os containing the
particulars no^essarv to fu ly idontifv him,
and such certificate shall be tho sole right o!
•ucb person to be and to remain in the United
States. The bill farther pro\ides penal
statutes against Cninesa who shall sell, trans
fer or dispose of such certificate. Tho sura
of 3100,000 is appropriated. The bill
passed without division. Under suspension of
tlie rules the following bill** and resolutions
passed Joint resolution requesting presi
dent to invite the king of the Hawaiian islands
to aelect delegates to represent his kingdom In
tne Pan-American congress the bill to transfer
tho revenue cutter service from thotrea&ury de
portment to the nary department tho bill cre
ating tho offloes of assistant general superin
tendent and chief clerk of the railway service.
Mk. pABNELL ho# recommended MR/
Vezey Knox, an Ulster I'rotestant, to tbo
home ralo elector* of the west division ot
County Cavan, Ireland* as the candidate of
that party to fill the vacancy iu the hotife
of commons caused by the death of Mr.
Two thousand grain porters employed
on the docks at Liverpool have struck fot
biglier wages.
XiiK'wew York assembly passed Mr.
SaxtQu'fi ballot reform bill by a voto of
to 5}
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