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VOLUME LXXXVIIT.—KO. 151.
The Resolution Providing for the
Issuance of Bonds Defeated.
FAILED TO PASS A THIRD READ
ING- IN THE HOUSE.
Although the Attendance at the Open
ins of tho Debate "Was Small, There
"Was Much Excitement—Proceed
in jjs in the Senate—Debate on the
l'ontoflU'o Appropriation BIIL
Special to the Rboobd-Uniow.
Washington, Fob. 14. —Although it
was known that an attempt would be
made to-day to pass the resolution author
izing the issue of 3 per cent, gold bonds
in the House, the attendance was not
large when the Speaker called tho House
io order at 11 o'clocK. This was probably
due to the fact that many members sup
posed the House would meet at noon, as
usual. Despite the small attendance,
however, there was much excitoment on
the door. -Mr. Catchings, Irom the Rules
Committee, reported the special order
under which the House was to operate.
It was a.s follows:
"Hetsolved, That immediately upon the
adoption of this rule the House shall pro
ceed as in Committee of the Whole to tho
consideration ol House Resolution No.
255 the bond resolution), and at the heur
of 5 o'clock this day the previous ijuus-.
lion shall bo considered as ordered on
Baul resolution, and then without inter
vening motion votes shall l>e taken
thereon until the same shall have been
fully disposed of."
< atchings promptly demanded the
previous question as soon as iho resolu
tion nad been completed. <>v a rising
vote the previous question was ordered —
6ti to 11.
Piekler (Hep.) of South Dakota made
the point of do quorum, but withdrew it,
iiisd before time for debate could be
Claimed under tho rule, the vote re-
I on the adoption of the order. It
resulted 56 to 17.
Simpson (Pop.) of Kansas again made
the point ol no quorum.
Simpson and Catchings, as tellers, took
their places, and for over half an hour
they waited patiently for the belated ar
rivals to make up the coveted quorum.
With tho arrival o! the tneinbars came a
Btreatn ol visitors in me galleries, and at
i.. _, when atchings reported a quorum,
the Hail of Representatives presented an
animated appearance. The vole had re-
Bulted 152 to 28 in favor of the special
Simpson, who remarked sarcastically
: voce that he was trying to protect
tho President against the vindictive as
sault of Republicans, recreant Democrats
and cuckoos, made uo attempt to get tho
j ens and nays, and the Bpecial order was
ore tij>3 debate began the Speaker
announced that he would recognize two
ers of the Committee ou Ways and
Means —Wilson and Reed in the ai;irm
:itive, and Hopkins | Kep. • oi Illinois and
Bryan (Dem. of Nebraska in the neg
ative to control four hours of tiie lime
I for debate, tho remaining hour to
be given to debate under the live-minute
Wilson, Chairman of the Ways and
Means, Commute-, who opened the de-
I at.-, cautioned tho House at the very
outset that unless ti.e debate could be re
led to the resolution irom t:iii Ways
and Means Committee, to the exclusion
oi all partisanship, it would be impossi
ble to vote intelligently ou the question
vi its conclusion.
\\ iison then proceede i to carefully
Lhe case, covering imo ground tra
i by his report to the House yes
terday. He said there was no dearth of
:;i the treasury. To-day he
discovered that there was an available
cash balance in the treasury of ?ltis,<J .
a lar-_ ■ than on June 00, IS'OJL, by
.in it was f 1-!. 1,00 I, in
ig ihu gold reserve. l'o~day the
■ c Blood at si^^i.;,!' io. \\ ilson
reviewed tiie history oi me gold reserve,
established to insure the resumption of
• ■ | ayments. lhe reserve ua I d it
. threatened until th •• panic oi l v "j,
.. in a single month (November),
In tt;>- course of tne panic of 1890 the
ol bank trust funds had been
, i —d to the available assets of tlio troas
ury. Since then bonds had been sold
three times to replenish !;.•• goi i in the
treasury, twice within •■is months. The
previ i:ions of thetreasury hud
ud, m the l nited S
exchanging its own bonds for its own
H<>id, iiiiii now Secretary Carlisle had
done what Secretary Sherman did time
and time again when be was refunding
the public debt—he had purchased gold
in other markets than our own.
Wilson • . the situation of the
treasury in 1882 with its situation now in
regard to the burden t" 1 - by the
gold reserve. Then no gi - "were
anted ;or redemption, and the
asary for pracl ical
purposes to support 1 ■ ■ tnding sil
ver, amounting to l>nt §200,000,00 . To
day it supported the entire currency fab
j :■■. 2 ■ tstauding legal and
Silver and all the national U'.uk notes
"You admit," interrupted lu'ngley
(ilop. of Maine, "such $11 ; gold
Jus been purchased to maintain ih<
reserve. How did the treasury obtaiu
the money to meet the deficiency in the
Wilson replied that, as he had stated
on a former occasion, it was j irtlj
through the opei 1 of the *■.
chain "process by which gold was drained
from the treasury. Some of the money
obtained Irom tue sale of bonds had been
transferred to other accounts, and had
l)ecn used to defray current ex|
i!.- called Dingley's attention to the fact
tthat under tho National Act of 1874 the
bank notes, being redeemable by the
treasury, could be used by conversion to
drain the treasury of gold as well as the
iHngley, however, persisted upon a
more specific answer to bis original
question, and Wilson finally admitted
that a Large amount ol gold received from
the salt: o: bonds liad been usod to meet
deficiency in the revenues. Then Ding
ley, recurriug to Wilson's former state
ment ai out tue translor of the bank trust
fund to the available assets of the treas
ury, declared that not one dollar 01 that
lund had been used to defray current ox
'The difference between your methods
and others," replied Wilson, amid a burst
of Democratic applause, "is that when
v. c needed money we borrowed it. \\ ben
you needed it you borrowed it from a
Dingley insisted that that fund was not
need until L 893, whereupon Wilson cited
liin Socretary Windom'a report stating
thU on September 1, 1890; the only avail
*l>ie cash in the treasury was the amount
ol t\ie trust fund turned over to that ac
count in tho preceding July.
'i iii«s ended the fencing between tho op
position leadors, aud Wilson continued
his argument whore it hud been broken
on* by Dtagley's interruption. Secretary
Carlisle, m borrowing this gold, had not
only done what Sherman liad done, but
lie had sold 4-per-cent. thirty-year bonds
at the rate of 104, with the right to sub
stitute at iiar S-per-eent. gold bonds. If
tho Government continued to maintain
}us traditional policy, the 4-per-cent,
bonds would be virtually payable in gold
because tho Government was bound to
maintain all its currency on a purity. As
the bonus will be paid in cold, it was tho
souse of the Ways and Means Committee
that there ought not to bo any hesitation
in making these bonds payable in gold
and saving to the Government the inter
est charges, amounting to over i>!(i,*>OU,OU<*.
The contract was already made by which
the gold is being put into the treasury
and placed on vessels for shipment to this
country. It cannot be set aside, it was
made under ample provision ol law. The
question presented hero i.s whether we
will substitute lor a 4-per-cent. coin
thirty-year bond a 3-per-oeut. gold bond.
Hopkins (Kep,) of Illinois said the reso
lution was whether the Government at
tins late day should by the extraordinary
methods ol President Cleveland and his
Secretary ol" iho Treasury change its
established currency under thirty-live
years ol Republican rule, and make its
bonds payable in gold. "Why did not
iho President," ho a^ked, "call the atten
tion of these foreign capitalists to tho fact
that this country had a settled policy?
[Applause] 11 iho statement Mr. Wilson
made had been true that coin was really
as good as cold and meant the same
thing, why had not the President told tho
capitalists so? 1 oppose this resolution
because it will, in my judgment, destroy
the credit of the United States. In the
future it will be necessary to put the
word gold in every bond. The bond
holder i>> directly interested in driving
this country to a silver basis, and sendiug
gold to a premium. 'Iho llolbschilds by
this means could double the va!uu of
their holdings. Secretary Folger exteud
ed the vast sum ol .^Juu.uuo.uau of 4 per
cent, bonds at-'i per cent, in the open sun
light belore the American people. [Kepub
lican applause.] Kven the loausol tins
Administration havo before been made in
the open market with the American peo
ple in the light of day; they have oeeu
made fur ten years at, less tuau per cent.
.Now, there had been made a contract
\\ itii a foreign syndicate, by which the
< rovernment receives §90,500,000 less than
similar bonds were selling lor in tiie open
market on the very day the President
sent his contract to Congress, with the
bribe of £10,01X1,000 to get its consent. A
secret loan was negotiated for higher
rates than any eivilizod country was pay
ing on its debt, higher even than bank
rupt Kgypt, little Norway or any country.
" The President," said the sneaker,
"penned this message not for patriotic
purposes, but lor politics, and that alone,
lie wanted to throw the responsibility on
( omrress of making tins loan, negotiated
by his former law partner. 1 say, lor ope,
and 1 hope f speak tor tho entire Repub
lican side, that i cannot be made particeps
i-ritniiiis to this attempt of the President
to prostitute the liuanciai standing of this
Powers (T.ep.) of Vermont sent to the
Clerk's desk an amendment, providing
that nothing in tue resolution should be
construed as changing the avowed policy
of the Government to pay all its out
standing bonds in gold.
Hopkins then yielded to Cannon (Rep. i
ol Illinois, who scotched with biting sar
casm the attempts ueing made to pass
legislation for the relief of the treasury,
saying that the President's last message
was responsible for the Springer bill's
second birth. He denounced the contract
made by the Secretary ol the Treasury,and
when he expressed the opinion that liad a
Republican secretary o: the Treasury
made that contract this Democratic i louse
would have impeached biir, the Repub
lican side gave him round after rouud of
Bryan was theH recognized to control
an hour's time, in opposition to the reso
lution. He yielded liiteon minutes to
McMiilin (Dem.; of Tennessee, who gave
his reasons why he preferred at this time
to forego the opportunity to save the peo
ple $500,090 a year in interest cnarges. To
do so would bo to discriminate apainst
those of our own people, who, in the
dark hour of their country's distress,
toi n. the Government's bonds and kept
the Government's obligations as good as
gold. Those people, or others like them,
will continue to keep their country's
ere lit good, and all tne powers oi iho
earth cannot prevent it.
Livingston (Dem.) of (ieorgia created
an amusing diversion by sending to tho
.s desk and having read, amid roars
oflaugnter, sume extracts from Hood's
•■ i lie golden as--, or golden bull.
. .-lisa Jobn vvitti i:is i>O' k>ts full,
ut war by land and water;
While ijct-i aud mutton au i otUef meat
Were almost .>- dear i- iuoi •
And fa rim rs reaped goldi v i.ar * -;- ol wheat
At the Lord knows what per <;uarier.''
And concluding with thy well-known
lin< - ol th< ■ >ral, beginning:
.... ■ , bard and cold;
to gel lUld ii:n' to hold,
Hoarded and bartered, bong at and sold."
Simpson opposed the resolution in a
liiand, tho silver advocate, took the
floor, and in ringing sentences appealed
to the blouse not to surrender to t;ie gold
kings, li this resolution passed Bland
declared that the Government would
forfeit iis right to coin silver.
Hatch (!>ein.) of Missouri in a live
tninute speech aroused the currency op
ponents o: tho re.v.lutiou to threat en
thusiasm. Ho had but little time, he said,
to explain why he was to ne a pall-bearer
atthis financial funeral. In a word.it
w.ts because the passage of the resolution
would make every debtor in the United
States pay ijis debt in gold. Ho read,
amid much demonstration, a letter ad
dressed by ex-Governor Proctor Knott of
Kentucky to Senator Blackburn (Dem.;,
in which Mr. Knott characterized the
pending proposition as the last insulting
demand of the goldites.
Bryan made a half-hour speech against
the resolution, tho passago oi which lie
i by saying would withdraw gtj i,OO >,
-000 from circulation. "The President oi
the United states," he said. 'Ss a human
••nil, no," snouted Walker (Rep.) of
"lhe President is therefore liable to
err," added Bryan, not heouing the inter
ruption, "lie has erred. The Democratic
parry owes him nothing. [Democratic
applause.] Ii owes him only the grati
it would owe the guardian who has
squandered a rich estate. Ho 9ecks to
inoculate his part; with Republican
virus, that his party may die of blood
poisoning. [Democratic applause.] But
he has yet one attribute of sovereignty
he chasteneth whom he lovoth " [Laugh
Lteed arose. Instantly tho hum of
voices ceased and a hush fell on the
House. "Mr. Speaker, ho began, "that
doctrine of the union of iho South and the
West has bean preached by prophets
■■• inspiration lasted longer than that
of iht> gentleman from Nebraska [Mr.
Bryan). [Laughter.] Bat it ha* been a
[failure. It always will bo a failure. We
not only send our property W- ; st, but we
send our children there, and no man who
cr< ssea irom Kast to West can lail to be
struck by the fact that there is, after all,
au unity ol sentiment between the two
sections of the country that no language
will ever blot out oi history. The South
ern and .Northern Democrats may not be
| able to live together. lam glad they arc
no! able to live together. But 1 say to
you tiiat the Republicans of the East and
lof the West and of the North and South
have thus far found somo inothod of liv
ing together, and they will in the future.
I [Applauseon the Kepublicau side.] W .
are not through with one difficulty. We
have long months in front of us before
tho period of recuperation sets in. Wo
; ought not to say anything or do anything
j winch will make that period of revival
1 longer In coming than it ought to uo. 1
therefore feel called upon, for my part, to
■ reinforce the remarks so ably made by
'my friend, the gentleman from Illinois
[Cannon), as to wiiat ti.e Government
has dono In tho past with its bonds.
Boods to-day ought to stand in the frou
rank of national bonds, of honesty of eft
fort, if payment of the same could count
for anything in the history of tuo country.
"Gentlemen, say we are at liberty to
[CUMLMEJJ ON BlXTfi PAOB.]
SACRAMENTO. FEIDAY MORNIXGr, FEBRUARY 15. IS9S.—SIX PAGES.
GOOD BIRD DOSS.
Meeting of the Pacific Coast Field
Trial Club at Salinas.
SPLENDID WORK WITNESSED - THE
Remains of the Lato W. W. Stow Laid
at Kest In Mountain View Ceme
tery, Oakland—Society Turns Out
to Witness the Races at Snu Fran
Sr>pclnl to the RFnoRD-UNTO*.
Salinas, Feb. 14. —No bettor work at
fields was ever seen than in the finish of
the Derby this morning.
Doris and Nimrod wore put down in
low cover at 10 o'clock. Nimrod ranged
straight away aud Doris quartered her
ground well. Three cove3's ot birds were
found and full twelve points made in ouo
heal. Nimrod was the best backer, but
Doris was snappy, fast and true. They
were down one hour. The judges an
nounced the winners of the Derby as fol
C. If. Hebert's uointer Doris, first; J.
< i. Kdward's English setter Nimrod, sec
ond: E. P. Hughes' English setter Silver
Tne all-age stake was started at 11
o'clock. The first pair were T. J. Watt
sou's English setter Sam Welier, handled
by liaijjht, and A. 1\ Kerckholl's Eng
lish setter Mercury, handled by Walters.
Uoth are exceedingly wide rangers and
very fast. They were down forty min
utes, but no birds wore found.
J. M. Kilgariff s English setter Sirius,
handled by Allender, and C. A. llaiyht'.s
pointer Honest John, handled by his
owner, were the next. Sirius had the
best of it, excelling in range and pace
and making three points to John's two.
John missed some good opportunities.
Howard Vernon's pointer (jleubeigh,
bandied by Allender, was sut down with
W. (j. Kerckhofi's English tetter l>etsy
Mark, winner of last year's Derby,
handled by Walters, (jienbeigh is a very
fast and wide ranger, working his ground
well, locating three coveys ana numer
ous singles, but was not as good as Betsy
on scattered birds, lietsy is also very
fast, and under good control. Betsy
pointed several times stanchly. They
were down one hour and a half.
Sam Welier and -Mercury were put
down again at ,'J o'clock. Mercury had
the best of the heat, Sam running over
several birds. They wore down one hour.
Tiie ail-ago state will be tinished to
morrow, aud the amateur stake run on
EVENTS ON TIIE XL lIF.
Not a Favorite Won at the Hay Dis
trict Track Yesterday.
Sax FbaNCISCO, i'eb. 14. —Society went
to the racetrack to-day to see the young
men ride polo ponies in a real race. Only
one rider fell off, and the raco was a great
success. Not a favorite won to-day,
ily IV, in the second race, was a 3to 5
favorite, and finished last.
Six furlongs, selling, Bliss won, Joe
Winters second, Mero tuird. Time—1:27 A.
Six furlongs, Abbie li. won, (^uarter
atatf second, Carmel third. 1 ime— r.-J.i\.
One mile, hurdle, polo ponies, gentle
men riders, Li Hung 'hang won, Conejo
second, Galloping Dick ihird. Time—
One mile, selling, Wawona won, Hood
lum second. Mias Buckley third. Time—
i: ■- .
Six furlongs, Aruudol won, Grand
Lady Second, Terra Nova third. Time—
AT NKW ORLEANS.
Nkw Okleans, Feb. 14.—Five fur
i •;i.', r~, La Banjo won, Freedman second,
Insomnia third. Time— 1:101
>ix furlongs, Gee Whiz won, Davo
Pulsifer second, Kancocas third. Time—
1 ive and a half furlongs, Xo Remarks
won, Bill White necoad, Elberou third.
Time — 1:17.
Miie and seventy yards, •jleeaome won.
Tippecanoe Becond, Miss Mamie third.
beven lurlongs, Jim Henry won,
Beatitice second, Ixiom third. Time -
AT MADISON PARK.
St. Louis, Feb. 14.—Madison results:
Nine-sixteenths of a mile, Lyon won,
Moderate second, Little Nellie third.
Time—o: • ..
Nine-sixteenths of a mile. Little Dutch
man won, Mascot second, Sankey third.
1 ivo lurlongs, Wrestler won, Montana
Belle second, Emma May third. Time—
mx furlongs, Ed Boaman won, Little
Fellow second, Dora S. third. Time—
Five and a half furlongs, Edwin won,
Tom Karl second, Ccrebus third. Time—
A SOUTHSBK CANAL COMPANY.
suit to Oust Individual Owners oi the
Bakersfield, Feb. 14. — Suits were
commenced this afternoon by thirteen
canal companies for tho purpose of ob
taining a perpetual injunction against
what is known as the south Fork or
Panama Slough Canal Company. This
company is not incorporated, and the
suits are to oust the individual owners,
among whom are Henry Miller and the
heirs of Charles Lux, the Bloom field
Land Association, tho Wible Orchard aud
Vineyard Company with several other
individuals and estates, together with a
targe company ol unknown owners. Tho
defendant canal is a very valuable water
right, aud is claimed to bo the best ije
longing to tiio Kern i;iver irrigation
system. A provisional injunction to pie
vent it from taking water has been
granted pending the adjudication ot tho
suit. The principal owners in the com
panies plaintiff are W. B. Carr, .1. i..
Hagginand Lloyd Tevis, and the canals
involved in the litigation ai\j worth sev
eral million dollars.
LATB \V. W. STOW.
His Remains Laid at Beet in Mountain
Yiow Cemetery, Oakland.
San Francisco, Feb. 14.—The funeral
of the late VV. W. Stow, who was Park
Commissioner, attorney and politician,
took placo this forenoon from his Late
homo, 1013 line street. The remains
we: c placed in a massive casket, which
was strewn with beautiful dowers, tri
butes from relatives and friends. The iu
teruieut was in Mouutain View Ceme
tery, Oakland. The pall-bearers were V.
B. bishop, W. F. Herrin, K. H. l.ioyd,
I. I*. Gnus, A. X. Towua, 11. E. liunt
lu-toii, l;r. C. F. Buckley, Joseph Au
stin, li. «!. Watson.
>>Ati Joaqolu Valley lCnad Directors.
San FttAKCISCO, Fob. I}.—The Citzens'
CouttniUee has prepared articles of incor
poration for liie >un Fran'eiSco ami San
Joaqum Valley lioud. extouaia^ from
Sau Francisco Uaj-, j.vj miles Boutheast
eriy to Uakerstisld, Kern Couuly, witu a
capital Ui fo.UUU.Utiu, and tfio ioliowiup
directors: Liana fcpreckcis, Joha L>.
Spreckels, W. F. Whittier, J. B. Stetson, !
Antoine 15orel, A. H. Payson, Charles I
Holbrook, Lewis Gerstle, Aivinza llav- i
ward, Isaac Upham, Thomas Magee.
The subsrriptions in this city now ex
Talk oi'a Coast Road.
Santa Cruz, Feb. 11.—For years tho
project of a coast road from Santa Cruz to
San Francisco via Poscadero and Half
Moon Hay has been taiked of. Tlio route j
was surveyed several years ago, and there i
the matter rested. Interest was revived j
here to-day by a gentleman interviewing !
citizens as to what Santa Cruz would do
toward the coast road. He said a capi
talist and railroad builder was anxious to
construct tho road. Citizens are enthu
siastic over the project, and will hold a
meeting to considor it.
The Indictment Void.
Los Angeles, Fob. 14.—Sheriff Jay
Scott of Fresno County, ex-Jailer Brown
and Turnkey Taber of San Bernardino
were to-day discharged by Judge Koss,
who sustained the demurrer in t'e .>cott
case, which claimed that the indict vent
should only set. lorth the escape oi one
prisoner, and that a double escape made
lhe indictment void. All ware arrested
for allowing prisoners to go free without
a legal process.
Charged With Election Frauds.
Sax Fjrancisco, Fob. il.—Oeorgo W.
Lee, Albert Huston and John Gough
were indicted for a second time by ihe '
Grand Jury to-day. The two former are
alleged to have been the chief conspira- |
tors in the Twenty-eighth Assembly Dis- I
trict frauds, but the first indictments
against them were quashed on demurrers.
1 he latter is also accused of complicity in
Explosion of G;is.
Sax Frajstcisco, Feb. 11.—Two mem- j
bers of the Spring Valley Lodge of liood j
Templars went early to tha lougeroom to :
prepare it fora meeting. They struck a j
match in tiia anteroom, which was luil of
gas leaking from a chandelier, a ter- i
ritic explosion followed, blowing out tlie i
sides of Ihu roof of tho hall, bul no one i
j Document Issued In Relation to tho
Washington, Feb. 14. — The Populist
i members of the Senate and House, whose
I names are attached, besides the others
! whose signatures are given, have issued
tho following address:
To U'<- Mi ,uh. ra <•/ the Peoples Party—
[Greeting: As early as 1565-06 a con
i was entered into between thu
gold gam biers of Europe and America to
I accomplish the following purpose: To
j lasteu upou tne peoplu oi the LJnited
; States thu burdens of perpetual debt; to
: destroy the greenbacks which brought
ius safely thruusfh tho peril.-, oi war; to
strike down silver as a money metal; to
deny tho people the use o: Federal paper
I —the two independent sources of money
; supply guaranteed uy tho Constitution;
j to fasieu u;,ou the country the single gold
j standard oi C<reai Britain, and lo dele
j gate to thousands of bauniug corpora-
I lions organized lor private gain tho sov
j treigu control for all time over the issue
laud volume of all supplemental paper
I currency. Thus tuey doubled the de
i mands lor gold, Jorced upou the country
i au appreciating money standard, entail
ing an indefinite period of falling prices;
roobed enterprises of its just profits, con
demned labor to idleness, aud confiscated
the property of debtors.
"for nearly thirty years these con
spirators have kept the President
reiing over less important matters, while
they have pursued with Auxeleuting zeal
their own uentrai purpose. At the pres
| cut moment every device oi treachery,
every resource of statecraft aud every
; artince known to the secret cabals oi life
I international gold ring are being made
use of to deal a linai death blow to ihu
prosperity of the country. They seeK to
aci omplish their purpose before "the blow
; can bt.' averted through the ballot. Their
. plans have been long matured and their
, iiue is fully chosen. They address thetn
! selves lo the one subject— the money
I question—iv all of its branches and mag
*• 1 liis brings the country face to face
; with a perilous i«~;ue, whicn cails for lm
jmediaLeaud united action on the part of
tue people. Every liehust of patriotism
requires tuat we snail at once meet the
issue aud accept the challenge so defiantly
offered. To laltor now is to invite dis
■" We earnestly urge the Populists
. throughout ihe couutry to concentrate
t their entire force and energy upon the
tremendous contention presented, and
thus meet the enemy upon bis chosen
line of battle; invite the aid and co-oper
j ation of all persons who favor the imme
diate free coinage of silver at the rate of
j 1(J to 1, tho issue of ail paper tuouey by
i the Genera] Government without the in
terveotioa of banks of issue, and who
are opposed to the issue of interest-bear
ing Government bonds in time of peace.
I In a word, to extend the hand of fellow
; ship to all who agree with you upon the
I money question, which is certainly the
mightiest and most fundamental contro
versy evolved during tha present ceu
Signed), Late Pence, O. M. Kom, T. G.
Hudson, William Baker, William A.
McKeigban, William V. Allen, John Da
vis, W. A. Harris, Jerry Simpson, J. i.
Bell, H. K. Boen, U. L. Tauboneck, J. 11.
Turner, J. B. Weaver.
,'llio Subject Discussed in tho Britlsl]
llouso of Commons.
London, Feb. 14.—1n tbe House of
Commooa tins aiternoon sir Edward
li;>rland (Conservative) asked whether
tho Government was aware that Morgan's
Nicaragua Canal bill bad passed the
United States Senate and was now before
the House of Representatives, and
whether, in view of the importance of the
canal to ijritish shipowners, the- (iovorn
inent would make urgent representations
to tlie ijoveruuseut of tho United States
against tho provisions of the bill, which
was detrimental to tho interest oi British
Sir Edward also asked whetiier the j
Government would consider the pro-I
priety of urging upon the 'iovernmentof
the I'niled states the importance of the
creation of a British ami American com
mission to deal with the question of the i
construction of the canal and its status
Sir Edward Orcy, Parliamentary Sec
retary for the Foreign Office, replied that
it was not usual for the Government to
make any representations against bills
before foreign Legislatures. The (.iove.ru
ment had considered that such a canal, as |
it was proposed to construct through
Nicaragua should be under international
control, and whatever steps it may deem
desirable by tho Government to advance
this view would be taken, lie, however,
saw no reason to supposo that tho United
States would not maintain their treaty
Sir tieorge Badeu Powell, Conserva
tive, questioned the Government regard
ing tho proposed Pacific cable.
Sydney liuxton, Parliamentary Secre
tary for the Colonial Oiliee, said that ne
gotiations relative to the construction oi
the cable were proceeding, but it would
not bo to (he public interest to enter into
a detailed statement of its status.
Two Carloads of Human Efeacfo*
Takqiers, Feb.lt. —A dcUkoinncnt of!
Moorish cavalry ha^ arrived at Casu j
Blanca, tho seaport of .Morocco, on its
way u> I'es.s, with u>o carloads of human
heads, obtained during !;ii> recent pnni- 1
j tive t)XP<"iil,d;] against liio Haliamna '
rebel?, winch will be presented to the \
, Si:.iuu siiid exhibited on tho walls of]
Fees. Tho Loads have been salted.
LAWLESSNESS IN NEBRASKA.
Fatal Results of Disputes Over
Ownership of Valuable Lands.
THREE MEN MEET DEATH WITHIN
THE PAST FEW DAYS.
One of tlio Miu*dorors Koloasod From
Custody Becaobe tho State Has no
Jurisdiction, tho Lands in Contro
versy ' »ng Claimed Both by Ne
bras j lowa—Heavy I'nll of
Snow itod in tho Southern
SncMnl tot: REConn-UWioir.
OnA<; \, Feb. 14. —A special to the
Omaha Bee Irom Tekamah, Neb., says:
Three men met deatli in tho past low days
ou tho strip ol land added to thia county
by accretions on the Missouri River, and
the murderer cannot bo punished, since
neither .Nebraska nor lowa claim juris
diction over the disputed territory. Yes
terday J. P. Blann was arrested for kill
ing Kobert Phillips, a squatter on tho
laud to which Blann claims title.
At the tune of iho shooting four squat
ters, intrenched in tho cabin, wore armed
with revolvers aud shotguns awaiting Lhe
| midnight assault of which they had been
I forewarned. The assailants were am
bushed at long range with Winchesters,
and liad secured tho surrender of the
I squatters, who had come out ol the hut
I with hands up, when Phillips was shot
Blann tho accused, was released, be
cause the State has no jurisdiction in tho
mattor. Tho point of jurisdiction is tho
result of a survey of the ground, which
is alleged to have been within tho lowa
boundary at the time of the Government
survey. X'one of the river accretion laud
pays taxes, and tho court decision ou the
conflicting point at issue Las added but
little light to the matter.
Wils Wilson, on the saino strip ol land,
clubbed an unknown man to (iuuth .Mon
day, and in a lree light to-day J. J. Stev
ens was killed on the disputed land.
Farmers are discussing measures to
arrest this lawessness in the county.
These killings grew out of the dispute
of titie to the land, which is very valu
HAY WARD MURDJEB TRIAL.
Hie Counsel for Defense Begin Their
feido ol ilia Case«
Minneapolis, Fob. 14.—The defense' 3
turu in the Hayward murder trial came
to-day. The prisoner euterod the court
room smiling, and nodded to lady friends
and said: "Good morning, little mother,"
and kissed his mother.
lv opening his address to tho jury,
Johu L»ay Smith called attention to tho
number Of tuings tho State had promised
i to prove, which it had not proved. Smith
claimed that Hay ward's insurance trans
actions witu Miss < iing were all usual
ana in the ordinary course of business.
Attorney Smith said: "'/< ,<>/■ ,■-, nof tin
jury: The mute form of Catherine <iing
lying at the County Morgue gives the lie
to Claaa A. Blixt. Tiio evidence pre
sented by tno uoiense will fairly prove to
you that Ciaus A. Blua pounded that
woman's head aimoat to a jelly before he
! lired the shot, ana tiieu only lired when
!he thought .-no was not dead. When
Blixt came upon the stand hi.-> honor, ex-
Mayor i.ustis stepped up to him and
shook hands with him with a smiling
lace. J could not help but think it was to
■ givo him a character before this jury. I
confess I could not have touched tho
bloody hund oi the murderer for a large
.sum of money. I believe in the'religion
of Jesus Christ, wiio lias promised to for
give sins, but has not promised to re
move the scars. Such actions as those of
Ulixt are a travesty.
"There is another witness with whom
wo are couironted here who is peculiar iv
many respects. We will show you that
he has led a shiftless life, lie was in
volved in this cily at ttie beginning, and
was put through tho 'sweating process,'
and snowed the proverbial jealousy of tiie
! oiher brother. You will remember tha
I iv the beginning of his testimony he
j iooked with pity on his brother and said:
| '1 do not blame him for making the best
defense he can.' You will remember
how, later, when his mother was sitting
yonder—thai mother who lias borne him
and watched over him with tender solici
tude—he told of a quarrel he had with her
and other members of the family, and
had said to that mother: 'Why did you
raise such a litter of pups'." lie was a
peculiar man in many respects, and had
a diathesis from which he could not sep
arate himself. There have been experts
here bolh lor tho State and lor the de
| fense, and they will be examined on that
point. There have been no iess than six
i members of the family confined iv tho
asylum because they were insane. We
claim Harry is much more sane than his
".Now, you will no doubt want to know
what is the theory of tho defense. Gen
tlemen, we have no theory. Theories
have hanged many a man. You must bo
| convinced of the guilt of tuo defendant
I beyouU a reasonable drfUOl. We will also
| establish a complete aiibi lor Harry llay
| ward at the time he was saiu to have been
;at the Kenwood Boulevard. \\ c expect
to have the bloody clothes found iv Ken
wood brought into court. The defendant
will himself take the stand to deny the
testimony oi his brother and Blixt.
"Harry Hay ward comes into this
court," concluded Mr. .smith, "con
fronted by the testimony of a brother
whose heart is tilled with deadly enmity,
and JJlixt, who with perjured tougue has
sought to conceal and shield his real con
federate. We shall see that God's buii-
I ligiu L)« let in on this most diabolical of
Tereuce Connelly, Jr., an undertaker,
was called and produced tho clothing
; which had been turued over to him. it
j developed, to the astonishment and in
dignation of Mr. Krwin, that the sealskin
sacque had been cleaned. The lining,
however, still showed some ataius of
blood. The knotted blue veil which had
been pinned in the hat was turn and
clotted with blood. The jury and the at
torneys examined all the clothing care
fully for bloodstains.
Tho entire afternoon was given up to
the cxaminatiou of the police otlicers
who examined the locality where Mias
Ging's body was lound, in an effort to
prove an alibi. To-morrow evidence to
impeach Biixt will be presented.
MANY LIVES LOST.
I'csult of the Storm Which Prevailed
on the Atlantic Coast.
New York, Feb. 14. — A special dis
i patch to a morning paper from Goucestor,
It is known thus far that the recent
storm has cost Gloucester nineteen lives
and two vessels, besides thousands of
dollars damage to vesseis which were
Nearly every vessel arriving reports
\ Battering from the storm. The schooner
' Gladstone is reported at St. Pierre,
I I>i.i|uelon. one of her crew, Joun trill ia,
| was swept overboard and drowued. Mo
attempt could be uiado to rescue him.
The schooner r.fuuou L. Richardson
iut>t hoi' skipper, Captain Illnca, ;iu thu
CLEATS, HONORABLE, iwi!
The test family paper in California.
gale. He was about oO years old and i
his home was in Pubnico, N. S.
The schoonor Jennie Severana has ar
rived hero. When she was fifty miles
southeast of Sable Island a week "ago on j
Tuesday Frank Cengy, ono oi the crow, i
was washed overboard and drowned. Ho :
was 19 years old and a native of New
foundland. The schooner Emma and
Helen, Captain William Herman, has;
also r< turned irom ualibuting. She spoke
the Pinta on tho Capo shore.
The schooner Marblehead, wrecked in
Gloucester Harbor on February Bth, and '
the Clara S. Friend, with the entire crow
of sixtoou, wrecked oil' Liverpool, N. S.,
on February Wth, are tho only ones thus
far reported total losses.
SNOT? I-N THE SOUTH.
A Stout Not Witnessed In Many Tears
In Louisiana and Texns.
New Orleass, Feb. 14.—Snow has
been falling since 11 .\. sr., covering the
ground an inch deep. Tho flight has not
been witnessed hero for nearly twenty
Galykston- (Tex.), Fob. 11.—Snow be
gan falling here early this morning. At
I- o'clock it was twelve inches deep on a
level, aud still Jailing. This is tho
heaviest snow in the history ol Southern
Texas. Tho fall is general all over tho
San Antonio (Tex.), Feb. 14.—The
heaviest fall ol snow ever known here is
on the ground. It is over s;x inches
deep and stilt failing.
Tallahassee (Fla.), Feb. 14. — The
heaviest snowstorm ever seen in Talla
hassee is falling t.j-uight. The theruiome- !
ter is a^ 32 .
Brunswick [Ga. , Feb. 14.—There is a
heavy fall of snow hero, tno first in |
Mobile (Ala.), Feb. 14.—This section
experienced the heaviest fall of snow in !
Us Li-t<.-ry to-day. Five inches is tho '■
record. Electric-car traffic is completely
rhe Board of Dlractors Mccl and Elect
Officers i'or tho Kustlluß Your.
Chicago, Feb. 14.—The Board oi Di
rectors of the Associated Press met to
day and unanimously elected the follow
ing ollicers: President, Victor F. Law
son, Chicago Record and Daily News;
First Vice-president, Horace White, Now
York Evening Post; Second Vice-Presi
dent, John K. McLean, Cincinnati / -
quirer; General Manager aud Secretary,
Melville K. Stone: Assistant General j
Managerand Assistant Secretary, Charles |
8. Diehl; Treasurer, George Schneider of
Colonel Uelo of Galveston dot-lined re
election to the Second Vice-Presidency
on account of ill health.
The board, alter disposing of a number
ol routine matters, adjourned, subject to
Nearly all tho Eastern members left
for their homes this evening. A large
Dumber of Western and Southern mem
bers of the association have also gone i
Last to attend the meeting of tho Na
tional Publishers' Association, which i
occurs in Now York City in a lew days, j
THE a. It. U. STRIKE.
A District Organizer Brings Charges
Against .ioim Mcßrlde.
Columbus (Ohio), Feb. 14. —In tho
meeting of the United .Mine-Workers of
America to-.lay, Mark Wild, a district
organizer of the American Railway
Union under Mr. Uebs, being granted the I
lloor, stated that when the American
Kail way Union last summer were at
tempting to stop tho running of trains on
the Hocking Valley road, John Mcßride,
then President of tho United Mine-
Workers, gave him &>Q to induce a settle
ment of the strike of the railroad men on
that road. Mcßride replied that ho di>i
givo \\ ild tho money, but it was a chari
table donation from some coal operators,
the strike having been previously over
come by tho railroad company.
Mcßride said: "None of tho money
came from tho railroad company." A
committee was appointed to investigate
and report upon the subject in contro
versy between Wild aud Mcßride.
EXECUTIONS r.Y EJLECTKICITY.
Report of the Commission Appointed
•»by Governor Flower of New \oru.
New York, Feb. 14.—The report of A.
E. Kennedy and Aaguatiu H. lioelot,
M. D., wbo wore appointed by Governor
Flower to view as scientific witnesses au
execution by electricity, has been made
pal.lie. It is the theory of D'Arson val of
I'uris that death is produced by the knife i
of the surgeon who performs the autoDsy
and not by electricity. This is denied.
"Although in our opinion,'' concludes
the report, "there is no sign of resuscita
tion, efforts ut resuscitation should be
made, since in most cases of accidents
from electricity, either from the hnperfect
contactor its short duration, the current
strength passing through the body and
I the electrical energy expended thei
j might only bo sufficient to produce a loss
Collision lv Pennsylvania.
Fittsbi rg, Feb. 14.—Two engines on
I the Castle Shannon Railroad collided last
i evening in a tunnel near Monogahela.
I Five men were hurt, and an engine and
: twenty-five cars demolished. The in
jured are Conductor John Walker, En
gineers Henry Hitters and Fredi .
Kisgar, Fireman Emnielt Hamilton and
an unknown man. The tnrce first
] named are seriously injured, but it is
thought all will recover.
Bomb Explosion In Obio.
Wheeling (W. Ya.i, Feb. 14.—Early
(his morning a bomb was thrown into
j the olliee of tho Buckeye glass-works at !
j -Martin's Ferry, Ohio, doin^ considerable I
damage. Mauager Humphrey was sup
posed to be sleeping in the oiiice. lie was
shot at ten days ago. Alter the strike in
j tho factory operations wore resumed with
j uou-uniou men. riince ttieu there have
boon frequent outbreaks.
New Yoki;, Fob. 14.—The first install
ment of jjold bonds in the City of New
York will be sold by the Comptroller on
Tuesday. February 26th, at li i>. >i. To
day Comptroller Fitch invited bids for
153,265,581 13 of gold bonds and stocks to
be sold on the date named. Tho interest
is fixed at ; per cent., but the bonds are
exempt from taxatiou. '
New Labor Organization.
Columbus (O.), Feb. 14.—A new labor
organization—the Independent Order of
Knights of Labor -was formed hore to
day, with Williamß. Wilson ofßlosburg,
Pennsylvania, General Master Work
man. It is claimed that the organization
i started with a membership of 6,000, em
bracing the uiass-workers,'brass-workers
Washington, Feb. 14.—The Senate iv j
executive session to-day confirmed the I
following: Krijradier-Ueneral Thomas !
i Howard Ruger, to be Major-General
; February, 1895, vice Scaoned, appointed '
I JLieuleuaut-General. a
Mexico-Guatemala Trouble Settled.
City of Mexico, Feb. 14.—Mexico's
conditions have been peacefully accepted
by Guatemala, with guarantees of their !
! fulfillment. The conditions will be pub- |
: lishod oliiciiiily next week.
Cholera in Constantinople.
I CoNsiANTiNori.K, Fob. 14. — Jietvoon
the f>ih and I2lh inst. there wero sixty
one ciisea of cholera here andiwenty-uiue \
WHOLE KO. 16,640.
WORK OF TWIN BROTHERS.
j Committed Murder, in Order to
Get the Life Insurance.
BOTH NOW UNDER ARREST AT TO
Death Announced at tho City of Mex
ico of United stutos Minister Isaac
I. Gray, Ex-Governor of Indiana—
Twenty Armenians Tried at Erslng"
bam, In Connection With the Lat*
Outbi-ouks, Sentenced u> Death,
Prrciai to tiif Rkcord-Uniox.
Toronto, Feb. 14.—Harry Place Hy«
ama and Dallas Theodore Hyams. twin
brothers, broker* 01 this city, have been
arrested on a charge of having inurden d
William C. Wells on January 16,
At that time young Wells was reported
accidentally killed in an elevator in Hy
ams'warehouse. Tho only other person
in tho building at the timo was Harry 1\
Hyams, who had placed a heavy insur
ance on the life of young Wells, whose
sister ho was engaged to marry. The iu
surance was \ :iid and recently ho and
Miss Wells were married.
Ten days ago a Toronto paper learned
that an attempt had boon made to place a
v- 0,000 insurance on tho life oi' tho bride.
Mrs. Jlyams became alarmed, hired a
detective to guard her, refused to return
to Montreal with hor husband and asked
. the companies to cancel tho policies,
The Hyams brothers were known not
to possess sufficient capital to warrant
incurring tho liability of $ti,ooo a year in
further investigation hag resulted in
tho arrest oi" tho two brothers lor tho
murder of their brothor-in-law, Wells.
ISAAC P. GRAY.
Death Announced of the United states
Minister to Mexico.
Cm of Mexico, Feb. 14.—Minister
Isaac I', Cray died at 7:05 o'clock tins
evening, without regaining conscious
Indianapolis, Feb. 14. Isaac Pusey
Gray was born in Chester County, i'u.,
October 18, IS2B. lio was the son of John
and Hannah Gray. His ancestors all be
longed to tho Society of Friends, hit*
great grandfather having emigrated from
bngland with William Perm, and settled
iv Chester County. Mr. <ira\- received a
common school education, lie was am
bitious in bis studies, and early entered
upon the study of iaw. His poverty,
however, compelled him to a i
ship in a mercantile house at New
Madison. In a few years ho became sole
proprietor of the establishment. in 1.-...
he removed his family to Union
Lnd., and soon thereafter entered upon
tho practice of law.
Mr. Gray was Colonel of the Fourth
Indiana Cavalry in the civil war. ilo
made a good record, and remained until
discharged on account oi' ill-health, lie
returned home and regained his wasted
energies and recruited the One Hundred
aud Forty-seventh Indiana Infantry.
In I8t& Mr. Gray was a candidate for
Congress against Hon. George VV. Julian,
wlio had long represented that district.
lie was defeated by about HUO voles.
Two years later he waa elected to tho
Asa young man ho was a member of
the Win- party, but acted with tho Ke
publicans during the war. much Wl ho
nas been an active member of tho Demo
cratic party, serving as a member of the
Indiana delegation to the "Liberal Re
publican" Convention iv I>7l'. Ho waa
i Lieutenant-Governor iv ltfiti, aud
'■ In 18SJ Mr. < .ray was
elected (Governor of Indiana on the Dem
< oratic ticket. After retiring from that
otnee he followed tho practice of bis pro
iession in this city until ho was called to
ttio Mexican mission, about, two years
ago. lie loaves a widow and two chil
THE ORIENTAL WAI!.
Report That Admiral Tins Offered to
Washington Feb. 14. — Secretary
Gresham has received tho following
cablegram from United States Minister
I'unu at Tokio, under date of February
llth: "Wei-ilai-Wei fell February lull.
Admiral ito reports that a Chinese (run
boat flying a white Hag brought Admiral
Ting's message proposing the surrender
of ships, forts and arms, provided Lhu
lives of the crews, soldiers and foreigners
were secured. A formal surrender is bo
A.N ADMIRAL COMMITS SUICIDE.
Sh mob \i, Feb. 14.—1t is reported that
Admiral 'ling, tho Chinese naval com
mander, and tuo General Commandant of
the Chinese forces on tho island of Liv
KungTao, in the harbor of Woi-liai-
Wei, has committed suicide.
■W JACKET BESTORIiD TO 1.1 IHNU
Tiex-Tsin, Feb. 14.—The Emperor has
restored to Li Hung Chang the yellow
jacket, peacock feather and oilier honors.
He will bo summoned immediately to
Pekin, whero ho will be given an audi
ence by the Emperor. Thence lie will
proceed to Japan to arrange terms of
peace. Viceroy Wang Wen Sao will tako
temporary charge at i'ai Van^'.
KI.VOLU IIOXISTS ROUTED.
Rebels Completely Dislodged Alter
New sTork, Feb. 11.—A special dis
patch to a morning paper from I'anama
says: Fresh victories aro claimed by
the Government. A telegram from
Buenarainanga says that the rebels In
Kelez and Santanuor have boen com
pletely dislodged alter hard fighting.
Generals Matous and Vaaqnez have be
gun an attack on tho rebels in Boyaca,
aud Cienerals \ iila.-dor and Mutes, witu
300 men, have routed tho revolutionists
who invaded Colombia by way of Ta
After three hours' fighting the robels
retreated toward the Venezuelan border.
Tlieir loss was considerable. Thoy lett
their dead upon the field and carried the
wounded with them into Venezuela. On
the Govornmont side Captain Louis Acg
vado and several other ollicers and men
A dispatch to Governor Avango states
that peace has been signed In Sesquite
with tho revolutionists in tho northern
pan of tho republic, aud telegraphic com
munication has been restored with LJo-
Armouiuns Sentenced to Death.
Constantinople, Feb. 14. —Authentic
news has been received at the British
Embassy that of the Armenians tried at
Brsingham and against whom judgment
was given on November loth, twenty
wore soutenced to death, six to imprison
ment for life and twenty-one to various
terms of imprisonment. The court has
given assurance to the British Govern
ment thai belore these sentences are car-
I ried out it will have a careiul revision of
all the proceedings.