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jj.H. Erii’lLL, Editor umi Proprietor.)
Pill ATE $500,000.
Mr. Morgan’s Free Ship Amendment
Defatted by a Vote of 31 to 19—One of
the Lines to be Compelled to Kun
from a f.u'f Fort—The Postmaster
General Opposed to Subsidy,
Washington, Feb. 12.—Tbe Senate at
12.50 o’clock to-day resumed considera
tion of tbe post office appropriation bill,
tbe question being on tbe amendment ap
propriating $500,000 lor mails to South
Air. Morgan moved to amend the sub
sidy amendment by inserting instead of
the word “built” the words “owned and
officered,” so that the sentence will read
“lor the transportation of foreign mails
by American owned and officered steam
ships.” He also moved to add to the
paragraph as follows: “Such steamships
so owned and officered shall be entitled to
be enrolled, registered and licensed as
American built ships while they are em
ployed in the execution of said contracts
tor the transportation of foreign mails.”
After a long debate, which drifted into
the question of the tariff and tree trade,
a vote was taken on Mr. Morgan’s free
ship amendment, and it was rejected by
19 yeas to 31 nays, as follows:
Yeas—Messrs. Beck, Berry. Call. Cockrell,
Coke, Eu-tis, George, Hampton, Kenna. Mc-
Pherson, Maxey, Morgan. Payne, Pugh, Ran
som. Sau sbury, Vance, Walthall anil Wilson,
of Maryland.—l 9.
Nays—Messrs. Allison. Blair. Bowen, Che
ney. Conger. Cnllom, Dawes, Dolph, Evarts,
Fair, Fin-well, Frye, Gorsnan.H tie. Hoar. In
galls, Me Mil an, Malione, Miller. Mitchell, of
Oregon: Morril, P.i mer, Platt. Piunib, Rid
dle l erger, Sawyer, Sherman. Spooner, Tel
ler. Williams and Wilson, of lowa.—3l.
Pairs were announced between Alessrs.
Aldrich and Whittborne, Colquitt and
Chace. .Toni s of Arkansas and Harrison,
Harris and Edmunds, Vest and Hawley,
Cameron and Butler, Gruv and Van
WycK, and Manderson and Blackburn.
Mr. Morgan moved to amend by adding
to tbe senate amendment the words:
“One of the lines of steamships to carry
the mails provided for in this act shall be
required to sail to and Irom a seaport ol
the Gulf of Mexico or .Mississippi river.”
This was agreed to without division. •
After still mrtherdiscussion an amend
ment offered by Mr. Frye was agreed to
without division. It makes the commit
tee amendment apply to all South Ameri
can and Centra! American republics.
Ttie subsidy amendment, as amended,
was then adopted by a vote of 36 yeas to
U nays, as follows :
Yks—Messrs. Allison, Blair. Bowen. CaP,
Cbenef, Conger, Cullom, Dawes, Dolph, Ed
munds. Eustis, Evarts, Farwell, Frye, Gor
man, Grav. Hale, Hour, Ingalls, McMillan,
M,uione, Miller, Mitchell of Oregon, Morgan,
Palmer, l’ayue, Platt, Plumb. Pugh, Itiddle
berger, Sawver, An-mian, Spoyuer, Teller,
William- autl Wilson of lowa—B6.
Nays—Messrs. Beck, Berry, Cockrell, Coke,
Fair, George, Hampton, Hams, Kenna.
Maxey, Ransom, Saulsbury. Walthall and
Wilson of Maryland— U.
In addition to the pairs announced on
tbe preceding vole, pairs were announced
between Alessrs. .McPherson aud Sewell
and Messrs. Vance and Gibson.
Tbe bill was then passed. After a se
cret session the Senate adjourned.
Following is tbe text of the subsidy
amendment to the bill as adopted: “For
tbe transportation of American foreign
mails by American built and registered
steamships, to secure greater frequency
and regularity, in the dispatch, and
greater speed in the carriage of such
triads to Brazil, the Argentine Republic
and the republics ol Uruguay and Para
guay and other Central and South Ameri
can republics, $500,000; and the Postmas
ter General|is authorized to make, alter
due advertisement lor proposals, such
ooutract or contracts with such
American steamships for a term of not
less than live years, and at a rate oi com
pensation notexceeding far each outward
trip $1 per nautical mdeof distance in
the mostdirectand feasible sailing course
betwei n terminal points as shall be found
expedient and desirable to secure tbe
ends above set forth; but every such con
tract shall be subject to be modified or an
nulled by act of Congress. One of tbe
lines of steamships to carry tbe mails
provided lor in this act snail be required
to sail to and from a seaport of the Gulf of
Mexico or Mississippi liver.”
In the course ol the debate on the
amendment Air. Beck, who was the chief
opponent of the amendment, said that
the majority of the Senate committee had
seen tit to assume that the language <?t
the Postmaster General’s report was in
accordance with the subsidy amendment,
and therefore be had himself applied to
the Postmaster General on the subject
and had received a letter which be w ould
now read to tbe Senate. The Postmaster
General savs in this letter:
Fair reading of my two reports, one lor
1885 and tlie other tor 18R8, will show, unless
l am very greatly mistaken, that the only
object or purpose la view in mv suggestion in
the last report was to obtain curriage of the
m .lie to theSoutli American republics, with a
double service to Brazil, at sucii cheap and
economical figures as would be necessary for
the purpose, and that no idea of subsidy for
the mere creation of a lino of trade amt travel
was proposed. There are companies noim
naUv or actually of foreign organization,
which 1 believe would compete for tuts ser
vice and furnish it at comparatively cheap
figures. I believe also that if that competi
tion were admitted an American
company would secure the ser
vice Instead of a foreign company, but
at a fair remuneration, and not as u recipient
of subsidy. 1 think there is good reason to
expect this result if opportunity be afforded
for it. aud that an enlargumciit/if our postal
facilities may be secured with no vicious
course of subsidy legislation to bring it about
it was iu this belief that my suggestion iu the
sst report of ISfM was made. I cannot an
ticipate what may lie said.unlairlv perhaps,in
criticism of the report or in support of the as
sertion thnl the suggestion lor ilnt new ser
vice is Inconsistent with the position taken in
the report of 1885. I think at least that I sec
distinction, that the distinction itself is
clear and substantial and mat extension ol
the postal service may be scoured usefully
and desirably without the paymeut of a dol
'W°l, subsidy, but only by giving fair remit
hegfnuin '° r '‘‘lilted mall carriage at the
The Constitution Centennial.
Washington, Feb. 12.—The House
Committee on Judiciary to-day reported
a substitute for Mr. Randall’* bill to pro
vide for the appointment ol government
commissioners to take part in the centen
nial anniversary of the framing ol' the
SVM? t,on - Tboeubstitute appropriates
♦jW’OOO to carry out the purpose of the
'll, w Jiich covers substantially the same
giound as the original bill, hut carefully
guards the government from liability lor
JVater sum than Is recommended to be
ppropriated, and excludes tbe.idea that
ne celebration is to be oonducied under
toe auspices or direction ot the Federal
The Hero General to Take This City
by Storm.
Atlanta, Feb. 12.—1 tis the intention
of the Governor and his staff to make an
Impression on Savannah, and especially
the military, ou Feb. 22. It promises to
be tbe most imposing appearance ever
witnessed in the State of tbeCommander
in-Chief of the Army and Navy of Georgia
and his aides-de-camp. From a mili
tary point of view it will
improve greatly on former oocasions
and, perhaps, particularly on the last
twq occasions when Georgia Governors
and their aides visited Savannah. In the
first place the number of staff officers has
been largely increased, which will add
no little j.o the effect in the review of first
class troops. Then many of these gentle
men have somewhat of a military repu
tation, won in great battles where bul
lets were thick. Conspicuous among
them, of course, will be the Governor,
Gen. Gordon, and his distinguished Adju
tant General, Uol, John Mclntosh Kell,
gallant representatives of the late Con
federate States army and navy.
it ie ordered that the whole, party, the
Governor only excepted, shall appear in
lull regulation uniform. The regulation
uniform of the Governor’s stall is not
generally knowu, and it may be
briefly described. It is very similar to
the unitortn worn by a Lieutenant-Colo
nel ot Confederate cavalry—a double
breasted Irock coat, of Confederate grey,
with tbe usual trimmings and Georgia
buttons; light blue pauts, with
gold cord on the sides,
buff gauntlets and chapeau
similar to that worn by United States
army officers, with black ostrich feathers
laying flat. The lull dress uniform looks
decidedly handsome, and the Georgia
Colonels on this occasion will doubtless
rise a degree in the estimation of a dis
criminating populace. There is still an
other feature ot improvement whiob can
not be too highly commended. On
previous occasions the Governor and
his stall in reviewing troops
have occupied carriages. In Gov.
Stephens’ time his taitbful colored valet,
Aleck, occupied a seat beside him in the
carriage on these military occasions.
Some of the carriages have contained as
many as a half dozen aides, who, what
ever the loss in dignity, wore a look of
conscious safety.
On the approaching occasion the order
is that carriages will be dispensed with
and everybody wTll be mounted.
This order will fall peculiarly hard
on Col. Kell, whose equestrian
training was largely limited to the decks
of roen-of-war. It is understood here that
he has forwarded a modest request to
Savannah that the horse provided for
him be not over fractious. The News cor
respondent called on the Adjutant Gen
eral to-day at his office in the capitol to
get a lull list of the party that will accom
pany the Governor to Savannah. The
following members of tbe start' will be of
tue party, and perhaps a few others who
have not yet positively determined on the
Col. John Mclntosh Kell, Adjutant
Col. John S. Candler, Judge Advo
cate General.
Liefit. Col. William H. Ross, of Macon.
Lieut. Col. F. J. M. Daly, of Alacou.
Lieut. Col. Elgin Lochrane, ot Atlanta.
Lieut. Col. A. J. West, of Atlanta.
Lieut. Col. Gfeorge H. Waring, of Car
Lieut. Col. R. Hobbs, of Albany.
Lieut. Col. J. D. Harrell, of Bainbridge.
| Lieut. Col. E. B. Smith, of Smitbsboro.
Lieut. Col. Charles M. Harper, ol Rome.
Lieut. Col. Thomas Al. Swift, ot Elber
Lieut. Col. Seaton Grantland,of Griffin.
Lieut. Col. Thomas E. Winn, ol Law
renceville. ' •
Lieut. Col. Wilberforce Daniel, of Au
The party will be increased at Savan
nah by resident members of tbe Govern
or’s staff, Col. Charles H. Olmstead, Quar
termaster General, and Lieut. Col. J. H.
Estill. As already noted, the party will
leave Atlanta at 6:50 o’olock ou the even
ing of Feb. 21, arriving in Savannah at
5:55 o’clock the following morning.
It is not thought that many ladies will
accompany the Governor and his staff,
but among those who will go are’ Mrs.
Gov. Gordon and Alias Fannie Gordon.
Delaware’s Whipping l*ost.
Wilmington, Dei,., Feb. 12.—'Ten pris
oners, convicted at the recent session of
the Criminal Court for larceny, were
publicly whipped in the jail yard at New
Castle to-day. Wilson Collins, William
Farson (colored), Robert Sewell and
Charles Alatthews each received ten
lashes; George Anderson, Joseph Griffith
and John Walker (colored) five lashes
each. William H. Baker, a horse thief,
was given twenty lashes and an hour in
the pillory, aud F. Cooper and Francis
Bayard were stood an hour each in tbe
pillory, Tue usual throng witnessed the
Given Three Years for Stealing
Indianapolis, Ind,, Feb. 12.—The trial
of Spear S. Hollingsworth, ex-Treasurer
of Knox county, which has been in
progress at Vinoonues tor a week, ended
to-day. The jury, alter a short delibera
tion, returned a verdict of guilty, assess
ing a penalty of three years’ imprison
ment in the penitentiary. Hollingsworth
is much cast down over the verdict, ft
is said he spent the whole alternuon in
nltler lamentation. Ills embezzlement
aggregated about SBO,OOO.
An OilJ Fellow Treasurer Short.
Austin, Tex., Feb. 12.—There is quite
a sensation here to-day among the mem
bers of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows,
which lias been in session during tbe
week. It Is alleged that Thomas M.
Joseph, of Galveston, and for ten years
Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of Odd
Fellows of Texas, is short In his accounts
in a sum ranging all the way from $12,000
to $30,000.
Witnesses from Texas.
Washington, Feb. 12.—Sixteen Texas
witnesses lor the outrage investigation
arrived this morning and reported to Ser
geant-at-Arms Cauaduy. Nine of them
are colored men. All are for “the prose
cution.” More will arrive this evening.
Sixty wltn sues In all are expected
thirty for each aide.
Gen. Alexander’s Successor.
Washington. Keb. 12—Tuo President
has appointed Alexander C. Haskell, of
Columbia, S. C..a government director ot
tbe Union I'aoitic Railroad Company vice
Gen. E. P. Alexander, resigned.
Cough* Hud Hoarseness,
Tbe irritation which hiduoes coughing
immediately relieved by use of Hrotoa’s
Bronchial 'troches. .Bold only In boxes.
An AggrAgate I.osn of #200.000 Nearly
Covered by Insurance —The Fire Starts
on the Stage of the Theatre—The
!>owerg Company I.one Their Cos
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 12.—A terrible fire
raged here to-ulgbt. The town was lit up
from market to market, a distance of a
mill*and a half, and everybody was wild
with excitement. The fire department
seemed powerless to check the flames
and a most disastrous conflagration was
The tire originated at 6 o’clock in the
Masonic building, in which was also the
theatre. The flames spread with inoredi
ble rapidity, and the magnificent structure
was completely enveloped before the tire
department reached the scene. The men
went to work with a will, however, and
streams of water were soon rushing into
the roaring furnace Irom every vantage
point the firemen could gain.
The splendid Masonic hall and theatre,
where the lire originated, tbe Globe Hotel,
the stores of Daly <fc Armstrong and those
of Bailey & Coskiirey were already gutted
at 7:30 o’clock; and the Central Hotel, J.
B. White’s extensive wholesale and re
tail stores, A. J. Gouley’s shoe house, the
Chronicle office and intervening build
ings were seriously threatened.
At 10 o’clock, however, tbe fire was
under control. The Masonic building, a
large and imposing structure on Broad
street, and the opera house, in which
Mrs. Bowers played Lady Audley’s
secret at tbe matinee this afternoon, and
the large stores of Daly and Armstrong,
and Bailey & Coskery were totally de
stroyed 1 . The Globe Hotel, Central Hotel
and tbe stores ot J. B. White & Cos., were
badly damaged. Mrs. Bowers and her
company lost their wardrobes. The lire
wa9 still burning, but there was no
apprehension ol further damage. Sev
eral small stores were also destroyed.
The corrected losses are as follows,
fully covered by insurance:
Masonic theatre building, fixtures, and
Masonic paraphernalia, $86,000.
Daly <fe Armstrong, on stock $9,400. •
Bailey & Coskerey, ou stock $6,700.
(j. K. Clothing House, $5,300.
J. B- White, clothing and shoes, $37,
Globe Hotel, $16,000.
E. Leihsher, fish dealer, SI,OOO.
W. A. Ramsey, provisions, $2,000.
R. L. Nixon, produce, SSOO.
John Cartwright, bar. $5,000.
Mclntosh & Roberts, barbers, $6,000.
Benson & Cos., cigars and tobacco, $5,000.
The Bowers Company had tbeir entire
wardrobe in the theatre, and It was lost.
Manager John Ritchie was seen by
tbe News correspondent. He said
the loss to the company would
approximate $20,000, Mrs. Bowers’
wardrobe alone being valued at SIO,OOO.
Manager Ritchie says he will cancel all
dates for a month ahead, and he and bis
company will return to New York for a
new outfit, as it is impossible to fit up
again in the South. A cold wave had
been predicted for to-night and the heat
ing apparatus of the theatre had been put
in operation and from a defective flue or
other irregularity the fire is supposed to
have occurred.
falling walls.
The falling walls at times threatened
death to tbe firemen, and the escape of
all without a scratch is miraculous. Had
the fire occurred two hours earlier or an
hour later the loss of lile would have been
fearful. Mrs. Bowers had captured
the town and was drawing the
largest houses of tne sea
son. Seveu 'hundred reserved seats
had|been secured for the night perform
ance, ami an hour later the opera house
would have been packed. While Augusta
is sorrowful for her less, many a prayer
has been offered iu thanksgiving that the
tire did not occur wnen the bouse was
packed with loved ones.
thieves at work.
During the tire the looting was terrible
and thousands ot dollar* worth of goods
were stolen by thieves. The police were
powerless. The cigar store of Benson, on
the corner of Broad and Jackson streets,
was tne meccaot thieves, and about one
fiftb of the entire stock of cigars and to
bacco was carried away. Tbe new paid
tire department did splendid work, and
their control ol tbe fire just at the time
when it was thought tbe whole town was
doomed was splendid. .
the chronicle’s peril.
President W aleb, of tbe Chronicle, or
dered his presses and type to be In readi
ness lor transportation Irom tbe Chroni
cle building, wnieh is eight doors trom
tne Theatre, and when this tact became
known the whole town was wild, and the
proprietors ot tbe stores on the block
opened up their doors and prepared to
move out. At 10:30 o’clock a brisk
breeze that was blowing lulled and this
aided the firemen. The latest estimates
place the aggregate losses al $200,000,
pretty well covered by insurance in num
bers of companies. Theatrical companies
having dales have telegraphed
their willingness to play in the Market
hall, and all attractions will fulfill their
Late to-night it was stated by a gentle
man who w as among tbe first to discover
the lire, that it burst out from tbe stage
portion of the theatre building, from
both sides of the hiiiu^^Mßluneously.
A Drills!) Dark Fills Into Pensacola
ill Sore Distress.
Pensacola, Fla., Feb. 12.—The Brit
ish bark Rosedale, laden with a cargo of
mahogany from Ilayil, bound for Fal
mouth. put In this port to-day leaking and
partially water logged. The captain of
Hie vessel died when but a tew days out
irom Hayti. He was buried at sea.'
Gen. J. E. Yonge, recently appointed
bv President Cleveland as Minister to
Sweden, is a native ol tbts city. He Is
quite a young man, but he has been sluce
reaching manhood principally engaged In
serving tbe publlo. He was a member of
Gov. W. D. Bloxnam’s Cabinet, when tbe
latter was Governor Of Florida, and he
also served several terms in tba Florida
State Legislature. Gen. Yonge has not
yet beeu officially informed of his appoint
Garden < Ity to be Sold.
New York, Feb. 12.—Garden City, L.
1., Is to be told. Tne 10,000 acres, wltn
tbe exception of the grouud ou which
siands the Cathedral, Casino, St. Paul’s
Motion), and waterworks, ie to be mapped
out and sold In lots. Tbe conditions of
Mrs. Stewart’s will are such that tbe
properly will have to be sold in order that
me legatees shall receive tbeir sbare.
Pope Leo Offers to Act as Mediator
—Troops Still on the Rush.
Paris, Feb. 12.—Metz advices say:
“German officials have done their best to
spread alarm. Director Krels set an ex
ample by buying a quantity of provisions.
The town was immediately inundated
with peasants offering enormous quanti
ties ot oorn, poultry and potatoes at
ridiculously low prices. Hundreds of la
borers have been engaged to strengthen
the torts.”
The Matin states that the Pope offers to
aot as mediator in the Russian-Bulgarian
dispute and in the Fraiico-Germuu mis
Brussels. Feb. 12.—1 tis announced
thatatl tbe forts in Belgium along tbe
frontier of France have received com
plete war armament. The preparations
have been carried even to the extent of
mobllizingtroops. King Leopold will be
oommander-iu-chief of the Belgium
forces, with Gen. Brivalmont as chief of
staff. Count of Flanders, brother of the
King, will command the first army corps,
and Gen. Vaudersmisseu tne second.
Berlin, Feb. 12. —The Kolnisohe Zei
tung saya: “It is nonsense to suppose
that Germany would lift a linger to re
store the temporal power of the Pope.
Cardinal Jaoobini only meant to indicate
that tbe conciliation between the Pope
and King Humbert might be effected by
tbe mediation of Germany.”
The North German Gazette says that
since Gen. Boulanger assumed charge of
the French War Office not a day has
passed without measures being taken to
augment the offensive strength ol the
French army. The patriotic attitude of
the h rench Chamber of Deputies and the
French press toward the credits Gen.
Boulanger considers necessary, ought to
cover with shame the Progressist and
Catbolio parties In Germany, which,
when the glorious oreator ot German
unity declares that the sacrifice he asks
from tbe nation has no otner atm than
peace, refuse him the necessary means
to defend the frontiers of the fatherland.
Baden dispatches report increasing ar
rivals of reinforcements. At Saarbruok
a regiment of cavalry has been billeted
upon the inhabitants. At Brisach four
batteries of artillery have been stationed.
There is a constant movement of troops
between Metz aud posts on the frontier ol
The Rock Island Express Train
Crime in the Sieve.
Morris, 111., Feb. 12.—Newton Watt
has been arrested charged with being im
plicated with Henry Sonwari, an ex
brakeman, in tbe murder df Kellogg
Nicbois, tbe Rock Island express messen
ger, and the robbery of the ear. The case
has been worked up by Pinkerton’s Detec
tive Agency. After Schwarz’s he
was induced, through the instrumentality
of his wife, to make a confession, which
was not believed, but which was the
means of trapping Watt. Sob warz asserts
that he found a package of money under
the seat of a smoking car tne day after
the robbery which he partly sp nt and
gave part to Watt. The latter claims
that he was afraid to use tbe money alter
hearing of the murder and robbery, and
transferred It to a third person, whom he
refuses to name. The stories of Wait
and Schwarz agree In sotfle respects and
in others differ widely, but tbe detectives
profess to be convinced that both
Sebwarz and Watt were directly con
cerned in tbe robbery and murder of
Niohols. Tbe murder, they think, was
Legislation for Ireland.
London, Feb. 12.—The Cabinet held a
session this afternoon to consider tbe
proposed bill for tho government of Ire
Dublin, Feb. 12.—The Kilrush Board
of Guardians has decided to take no part
in the proposed founding of an imnerial
institute on tbe occasion of tbe Queen’s
Samuel Walker, Attorney General for
Ireland under Mr. Gladstone’s adminis
tration, will defend Messrs. Dillon and
O’Brien at their coming trial.
A Limerick bunt had to be abandoned
owing to tbe poisoning ot lox bounds.
Drilisli Strikes at an End.
London, Feb. 12.—Two thousand em
ployes ot Bolckow, Vaughn & Cos., iron
masters and steel manufacturers of Mid
dlesborougb-on-Tees, wbo on Jan. 28
struck for an advaucein wages, in con
sequence of whiob tne firm closed their
miils, have, with a few exceptions, agreed
to withdraw their demand and return to
work. The mills were reopened to-day.
A lew strikers wbo bold out are boiler
men, and their places have all been filled
with other men.
Tbe strike at the Cleveland Steel Works
has been settled, tbe masters having
granted an increase in wages.
Germany aml t hina.
Berlin, Feb. 12.—1 t is understood that
the Marquis Tseng’s recent visit resulted
in the conclusion ol a secret treaty be
tween Germany and China, which will
lead to a large business bei ween Gbrman
contractors and the Chinose government.

The Holland’s Broken Shalt.
London, Feb. 12.—Tbe National Line
steamer Holland from London for New
York, which- was reported yesterday as
returning to Queenstown with the loss of
her propeller, was lowed past Kinsale
this morning.
Cardinal ,Licobmi’s successor,
Paws, Feb. 12.—Lunivers(newspaper)
announces that the Papal Nuncio at
Madrid, Mgr. Rampolla del Timlaro, has
been appointed Pontifical Secretary, suc
ceeding Cardinal Jacobin!.
Cholera In Slavonia.
Vienna. Feb. 12.—Cholera has made
its appearance In Esseg, Slavonia. There
is an average ol eight deaths daily from
tbe disease.
Spain’s Tobacco Monopoly.
MADRID, Feb. 12.—The Chamber of
Deputies ba* passed a hill providing for
tbe leasing of the tobaoco monopoly.
Appointed to a Judgeship.
Raleigh, N. C., Feb. 12.—Gov, Scales
last night appointed Hon. J. J. Davis, ol
Franklin oounty, to tbe place on the Su
preme Court bench made vacant by tbe
death of Associate Justice Ash. Mr.
Davis was a member of the Forty-fourth
and Fortv-Uflh Congresses from this dia
trlct. ____________
Use so/.ODOST when you iisveeaten;
Use 80ZODONT vovlr breath to sweeten;
• Use suZoDONT to old dige-tion;
Use SOZODONT and ask no question.
Preserve your molars and you won’t
Regret tb usee of bOZODONT.
Mr. O’Neill Makes n Unsuccessful Ef
fort to Secure the Floor for the Com
mittee on Labor—'l he Vole on Which
the Measure Went Through 174 to 36.
Washing i on, Feb. 12.— 1n the House
to-day, immediately alter the reading of
the journal, Mr. Scntt, ol Pennsylvania,
demanded the regular order and called
up the Senate bill lor the retirement and
recoinage of the trade dollar.
Mr. O’Neill, of Missouri, raised the
point of order that the Committee on
Labor was entitled to the floor under a
prior special order, made in May last.
That special order had been made under
a suspension of tbe rules in May last by
a t wo-lbirds vote, aud he contended that
it could not be set aside by a majority
vote of tbe House upon tbe resolution re
ported by the Committee on Rules. Such
a course would turn tbe making of a
special order by a two-thirds vote Into u
the point overruled.
Tbe Committee on Rules could nullify
the aotion ot the House and to-morrow
report a resolution setting aside the re
mainder of the session for consideration
of any particular one to the exclusion of
every prior special order.
The Speaker stated that the order
awarding the floor tor one day to the Com
mittee on Labor bad been made in May
last, and was a continuing order. Subse
quently the House, not the Committee on
Rules, had set aside a particular day tor
consideration of tbe trade dollar bill to
the exclusion of all other business. He
overruled tbe point of order.
Mr. O’Neill then raised the question of
consideration. The House decided by a
vote of 142 yeas to 101 nays to consider
the trade dollar bill
Thedebate was limited to two hours. At
the end ot that time, in which over a dozen
members bad spoken, au amendment, the
joint production of Mr. Lar.bam, of Texas,
and Mr. Warner, of Missouri, was agreed
to providing that the recoinage of trade
dollars recoined under this actsball not be
considered as part of the silver bullion re
quired to be purchased and coined under
the provisions of the Bland law. The vole
on tne amendment was 127 yeas to 99
nays. Tne bill as so amended was passed
by a vote of 174 to 36. As passed the bill
provides In Its first section that for a
period of six months after tbe passage of
this aot, trade dollars, If not defaced, mu
tilated, or stamped, shall be received at
their lace value in payment of all dues to
tbe United States, and shall not again be
paid out or in any other manner issued.
Section 2 provides that during tbe above
period the holder of trade dollars not mu
tilated, defaced, or stamped, may receive
in exchange on presentation of the same
at the Treasury or any sub-Treasury a
like amount and value, dollar for dollar,
in standard silver dollars or In subsidiary
silver coins at tbe option of tbe bolder.
Section 3 directs that trade dollars re
ceived by tbe government in payment of
dues or in exchange shall not be paid out
but shall be recoined into standard silver
dollars or subsidiary coin, at tbe discre
tion of the Secretary of the Treasury,
provided that the recoinage of trade dol
lars reeoined under mis aot sdall not be
considered as part of the silver bullion re
quired to be purchased and coined into
standard dollars as required by tbe act
of Feb. 28, 1878.
Sec. 4 repeals all laws authorizing tbe
coinage and issuance of trade dollars.
Tbe House then went into committee of
tbe whole on the aiplmatlo and consular
appropriation bill. Points of order were
sustained against items increasing tbe
salaries of tbe Ministers to China, Tur
key and tbe Argentine Republic.
Tbe Committee ruse without further
Mr. Breckinridge, of Arkansas, Mr.
Maybury and Mr. Reed were appointed
conferees on tbe bill making a close of
the season for mackerel fishing.
The House then adjourned.
Tho Two Senate Bills Already Re
ported. Back from Committee.
Washington, Fob. 12.—1n the Senate
to-day Mr. Cameron, from the Committee
on Naval Affairs, reported back, with
amendments, the bill introduced by bim
yesterday “To Increase tbe naval estab
lishment,” and gave notice that be would
call it up on Monday immediately alter
tbe morning business. The amendments
made by the Naval Committee have the
effect ol fixing tbe bonus to be paid tbe
contractor lor the first knot in excess of
tbe contract rate oi twenty knots, to be
attained by the proposed new cruisers at
sloo,o*lo, and tor each additional knot
$200,000. 'I bij aggregate of the appropria
tion $21,800,000 has not been changed.
Air. Hale reported back from the Naval
Committee, with amendineut, the bill in
troduced oy him yesterday, “to provide
for the Increase of the naval establish
ment,” and gave notice that he would call
it up at au earlv day. The arueudment
appropriates $3,000,000 for the armament
of the vessels tor tho construction of
which tbe bill provides. Thu bill now ap
propriates $15,400,000.
The Provisions of the Bill Made
More Stringent in Conference.
Washington, Feb. 12.—1 tls learned
that the seotlon of the anti-polygamy bill
passed by tbe House, which excludes
from tbe registration lists the names of
all persons who refuse to take an oath to
obey tbe Edmunds act, has been made
much more stringent in conference. In
its present shape tbe section excludes
from registration those who refuse do
support the law ol 1882 (the Edmunds
act) or this amendatory act, or who prac
tice, aid, abet or avow belief in polyguruy.
The conferees In adding those restrictions
to tbe original bill were animated by a
desire to prevent the encouragement and
sustenance of polygamy by persons who
keep within the letter of.thu law by re
fraining from the practice ol polygamy
wbilu openly avowing their beliof in tno
River and Harbor Money.
Washington, Feb. t2.—The Senate
Committee on Commerce was in session
all uay to-day. About two-thirds of tbe
river and harbor bill bas been examined
preliminarily, and suggested changes
nave been noted. No positive action will
t>e taken until tbe whole muaauro bas
been studied and tbe aggregate ot tbe
proposed chunges ascertained. It is now
thought that tbe bill, as it reaches the
Senate, will appropriate about $10,000,000.
The Hennepin and I’ortage canal proj.
eels are likely to be reported favorably,
and the Sturgeon bay project adversely.
Iron and Load Orea Found In Largo
Quautlilea in Neglected Fields.
Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 12. —Both Iron
and load ores have been discovered In
large quantities on tbe plantation of Dr.
John R. I’robston, In this county, seven
miles fgom here. Tbe ores have been
thoroughly examined by competent
judges, who pronounce them of tbo
best quality, the metals consisting
of 80 per cent, of ore. Laud wbloh
a week ago was considered almost value
less cannot now be bought fora tabulous
prioe. A stock company is now being
formed to develop the mineral lands, and
experts have been telegraphed lor. N'be
existence ol a vein of coal in close prox
imity has beeu known for years, and It is
thought that it is In sufficient quantities
to meet any requirements that tbe mine
ral lands may develop. Limestone rock
abounds in large quantities olose at band.
I*. H. Nolan, whose plantation is about,
five miles Irom this city, has found on
his place iron ore which he says crops
out of the soil In large quantities. He Is
enthusiastic over the possibilities opened
up bv the discovery. From present in
dications Vicksburg’s chances for a mine
ral boom are seoond to none in the Bomb.
Two of Lea veil wort It’s Law and
Order League Attacked by Roughs.
Leavenworth. Kn., Feb. 12.—Yester
day tbe largest saloon in Leavenworth,
known as “The Saratoga,” was closed by
tbe Sheriff upon complaint of two repre
sentatives of tbe Law and Order League,
Carl Mueller and F. M. Anthony. Last
night while the two were passing tbe
place that bad just been closed by their
efforts, thsy were set upon by a gang of
roughs who knooked them down,
tore their clothes and otherwise
maltreated them. Mueller regained his
feet, pulled a pistol and tired one
shot, which took effect in the leg of a
gambler named Ryan. The crowd did
not scatter, however, and were preparing
to assault the two again, when police
arrived and drove them off, taking Muel
ler and Anthony to the county jail tor
protection. The closing of the saloons
has engendered a most bitter feeling,
and there is no telling wnat the outcome
will be. It is said that all tbe gamblers
and roughs will be ordered to leave town
at once.
The Business of Five Month* in
Three Years Compart'd.
New Orleans, Feb. 12.—The January
report ol the National Cotton Exchange
gives the cotton movement of the United
Btates lor the five months ending Jan. 31,
1887, as compared with the correspond
ing period in the years 1885- 86, it is as
lm-sr. muse.
Port receipts 4,1191.683 4,107.296
Of which to mills 831,468 726,567
Of which to ports 549.058 631,098
Ol which to Cauiida 17,165 15 816
In transit overland 57,477 83,948
Total takings Northern
spinners. 1,106 8(4 1,137.69*
At Bea between ports 82,6(10 85,649
Kxnorts to Great Britain. 1,836, GO t 1/14-.451
Exports to Fram e .... 409,187 868,742
Exports to continent and
channel 788,304 8*9,904
Exports total 8,034,172 2,507,187
Stocks at U. 8. ports 935,702 1,087,554
Hpinners’takings .Jan’y 194,884 194,708
Overland shipments Jan 107.589 72,0 5
Port receipts 4,391,688 4,107,296
Overland to mills 549.058 631,098
Overland to Canada 17,105 15.616
In transit overland 57.477 33,948
Total 6,015,283 4,687,959
Stock at interior towns
Jan. 31 in excess of the
amount held Sept. 1.... 501.147 465,718
Total supply 6,316,430 6,143,675
Kiiip-Wrecked Mariners.
New York, Feb. 12.—The steamship
Sauliago from Cieufuegos, which arrived
yesterday, brought as passengers Capt.
Harris and tbe mate of tbe British bark
Altmore, which was lost on Mocarros
reef; Cnpt. A. P. Thompson uud the crew
of the schooner Mauna Lua, which found
ered Jan. 26 in lat. 25:40, ion. 74:26;
Capt. M. M. Dinsmore and tbe mate of
the schooner Nellie Shaw, condemned at
Nassau, arid the mate and crew ot the
scuooner Thomas C. Kennedy, lost on
Harbor island Jan. 27.
Teaching Factory Children.
Augusta, iu., Feb. 12.—The Kiobmond
County Board of Education to-day took
an important step in the matter of pro.
vidlng educational Iscilities tor tbe chil
dren of parents enwaged in the factories,
and have arranged for their school ac
commodation. The movo servos to further
strengthen the good relation* existing
with the Knights of Labor.. One of tbe
loudest complaints during the recent
strike was that children In tbe factory
quarter were not cared for from an edu
cational standpoint.
The Forestry Congress.
DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Feb. 12.
Tbe second annual session of the Southern
State* Forestry Congress will assemble
here on Tuesday. The Florida Chautau
qua opens on Feb. 17 and will continue
until April 1. Barn Jones will deliver
throe lectures and preach twice. The
rate from Chiosgn. Cincinnati, Louisville
and New Orleans during the assembly is
fixed at V/io. per mile.
Racing; at New Orleans.
New Orleans. Feb. 12.—T0-day’s
races here resulted:
First llaci— One mile. Little Joe won,
with King George second and Whisky Jack,
third. Time 1:46*4. #
Second Hack—Seven furlongs. Nat KraS
mer won, with Wed lHg Day second and i’atl
Duly third. Timel:Blli.
Third Rack—Five furlongs. Editor won,
with Rebel Friend second and Our Friend
third. Tune 1:02*4.
A Duel Uith Ismail Bwords.
New Orleans, Feb. 12.—A duel wa*
fought to-day between Robert Roman, aou
of Judge Allred Romau, and Sidney L.
Tbeard, a eon of Hon Paul E. 8. Tbeard.
Tbe weapons used were small eworda.
Tbeard recelv-d a slight fleeh wound in
tbe hand, and tbe fight was stopped.
West Vli Riola’s
Charleston, W. 12.—The
ballot tor fflltedStates Sena
tor resulted: Camden 34; Jenney (Green
back) 82; J. T. Davis (Dem.) fl; D. E.
JobUHon (Dem.) 2; Brannon (Dem.) 2;
Newman (Dem.) and Maxwell (Rep.) 1
each. _______________
A Berlin Hotel Ablaze.
New York. Feb. 12.—Tbe Amerloan
Exchange in Europe has reoelved a cable
from its Berlin agency that the Hotel
Continental in tbat city is enveloped In
Annies. The Are is raging throughout the
building. Great excitement prevalie.
if you a?<; bilious, take Dr. Pierce’s
“Pleasant Purgative Pellets,” tb* origi
nal “Little Liver Pill*.” Of all druggists.
| 5 CAM 10 A COPY. (
Non-TTnlon Men Run for Their Lire*-.
Vlumn I.flitp Along the Wood Uorl
but ore Soon Kitlngnlilud-Muy
the Men Who Went Out to b Li 14
Jdlrneae. *
New Yoke, Feb. 12.—Following tii
declaration of District Assembly No. 4!)
of tbe Knights of Labor that tbe strike
was off, there was a general rusn of
longshoremen and freight handlers along
the whole river front to get hack to work,
At some of the piers along tbe Fast live)
the strikers bad not even waited tor thq
order from headquarters, but had erei •
hack to work on the best terms they could
make. As early as 6 o’clock this morn,
ing gangs of strikers were seen
around tbe piers 000 to
catch the foremen and
as ihev came to respective
piers, in other cases tbe strikers slipped
on tha docks among the non-union men,
or over the bulkheads, or through tlfti
side entrances. At the Maine Steamship
Company’s piers Agent Hall said he had
got all bis old hands hack, twenty,
tive outsiders were there also, whom he
could not And employment for. At the’
Clyde, Mallory and Ward piers also many
of the old hands bad found tnclr way hack,
but In no instance were they recognized
as unionists. By Monday It Is expected
that the business of the steamship corn*
panies will be proceeding as evenly a*
before the strike.
At the Ocean Association headquarters
to-day one of tne Executive Commutes
stated that the end ol tbe strike would nog
end the boycott on tbe Old Dominion lino.
The striking freight handlers and long*
shoremen are not ail being received Parle
to their old places. At pier No. 40l tbe
Pennsylvania railroad all of the old men,
were turned away when they applied for
reinstatement. The new bunds have he*
Come etlicient and no plaoes were vacant.
The Bed Star and Inman steamship
piers in Jersey City refused to take then
old men hack in a body, but they were
toul that It they applied Individually soma
of them would be taken on.
The strikers who asked to be reinstated!
at the Erie railway docks were tuld to go
home and wait until they were sent lor.
A similar answer was given the Ireigtif
men of the Pennsylvania road in Jersey
Cfly. The striking coal handlers show
no signs of weakening, but their position
is of very little consequence.
Bradstreel’s to-day publishes tbe foU,
lowing figures concerning tbe late strike
in an estimate of the loss of wages to tha
strikers from Jan. 1 to Feb. 10 at the poiS
of New York: Longshoremen, boat me o,
etc., $300,000; boot and shoe lactory em
ployes, $060,000; coal handlers at New
Jersey shipping ports, $465,000; Ntv*
York and New Jersey ireight handlers,
$140,000; tohacoo and cigar lactory oper
atives, $05,000; textile (carpet and cord
age) employes, SSO 000- lion and steel
mill employes, $12,000; glass factory
employes, $8,000; miscellaneous, $160,000j
total wages sacrificed by striking ern*
ployes $i,650,000. The estimated total
loss of wages by about H.OOO industrial em*
ployes throw a out of work through the
scarcity of coal or on account of strike*
by others within forty days past is $350,s
000. Tbe grand total of watses sacriflcol
since Jau. 1 is $3,000,000. utberaioeses
from tbe strikes since Jan.X are esti*
mated as lolloweg Total extra amount pa
for coal throughout the
total losses incurred Py com
panies through delays, lIOijJoWT; total
losses to coal shippers from various
causes, $100,000; total estimated losses tq
the export trade of New York for tw<s
weeks, $3,380,000.
An evident attempt to hrethe freight
shed ol the Morgan Steamship Company*
at spier No. 36. North river, foot of North
Moore slreut, was mads to-night about 111
o’clock, when an explosion occurred
which caused a stampede among tbe
truckmen, who were shipping freight at
the time. The gate of tue shed, which
contained a large quantity of freight, took!
Are, hut ft was soon extinguished, tqailno
damage worthy ol mention was done*
Adjoining tbe Morgan dock is a,
freight shed where truckmen deliver tbei*
shipments. Tbe shed contained a large
amount of freight to-night and goods were
being delivered there up to a late hour,
There are two gates in the shed opening
from West street. The north gate wa*
closed at the time of tue explosion. Tbe
other was open and a truck was hacked
up on the pier from which a shipment o(
barbed fence wire was being
There were several trucks unloading on
the dock and several more were drawn up
in the streets. Two policemen were ox
duty at the pier.
THE explosion-
Roundsman Graham, of tbe
• quad, was standing in Irontoftbe shed
at lffo’clock, when suddenly a loud ex
plosion occurred. Flames shot up from
the pier in tbe rear of tbe closed gat*
and set Are to It. _ The explosion was
heard two blocks away and people ralli
ed to tho pier. The explosion caused
much alarm among tbe non-union men
employed on the pier and all bands tied
for their lives. AVhen It was thought safa
to venture near, water was thrown on tbs
Haiues at the gate and blankets wera
used to extinguish them. 'I hen an ex
amination was made, snd It was dlscov.
•-red that no damage bad been done. Evi
dently some explosive had been placed
close to the lender at the gate.
A search of the vicinity was made and
several pieces or glass and tbe neck of
flask was found. Near by
tin box. These were takeu
to the station bouse and examined. Tb
flask bad contained phosphorous. Tha
police do not think that tbe tin box bad
any connection with tne explosion. Tha
contents of the flask be
foro It was shattered li only a
matter of conjecture. The phosphorus
had been used to Ignite the. explosive,
whatever it was. There was an odor of
phosphorus near tbe scene or the ex
plosion. Dynamite was at Arst thought
to have been tbe agency used, but this
theory was abandoned because of tbs
trifling damage done. Tbe police regaid
the explosion as an attempt made by tha
defeated strikers or someone in sympathy
with them to damage the company’s propr
South Amboy. N. J., Feb. 12.—Tha
striking ooal handlers here are roundly
cursing tbe mem tier* of District Assem
bly No. 49, Knights of Labor, of Naw
York tor giving in. The nieu here are la
a bad poaition. Their old placos on tne
docks have been Ailed, and most of them
have no money and very limited credit.
Several companies shipping hard and s"fo
ooal from the docks here announetd to
day, through their agents, that none ol
tbe new men would be discharged for tha
purpose of creating vacancies lor the oiw
men. 0

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