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ESTABLISHED 1823. WHEN INDICATIONS. Friday —Light rains , followed hy slightly colder , fair weather. “The Tale of the Shirt” is what Hood first named his famous poem, “The Song of the fihirt.” That, being poetry, he could call it a “song.” This, being prose, must be called a “tale.” Hearken to it: Our Unlaundered Shirt has a patent back, doubled in one piece; therefore it opens out with the grain of the goods; hence it cannot “R. I. P.” The bosom is 2100 linen, rein forced. The cuffs and bands are linen. The button-holes are hand-worked. The body is Utica Nonpareil muslin. The sleeves are in solid pieces. No scraps anywhere—“straight goods” throughout. You can have this Shirt for a dollar! It's worth twice the price. You can't get it elsewhere in this market at any price. It’s the only one of its kind in this market, and we’ve got it! We have Shirts also from 50 cents up; but even we have none to equal this dollar Unlaundered Shirt. Is not thia a wonderful tale of a Shirt? THE ~WHEN Hi EE PANTS SALE AT THE MODEL Many lines of Knee Pants belonging to Suits Pants worth $2 and many of them $2.50 —have been thrown out and marked sl, $1.25 and $1.50. Os course we have full lines at 75c, 50c and 25c. MODEL DONEY’S Hoosier Poet CIGAR. YIGNAUX AND SCHAEFER. Bj Careful Playing the Frenchman Manages to Pile Up 1,753 Againßt Schaefer’s 1,800. New York, Jan. 28. — The third night’s play in the billiard match between Maurice Vignaux and Jacob Schaefer took place to-night. In the first two nights Schaefer made a total of 1,200 and Vignaux 833. Cosmopolitan Hall was again filled with an immense audienoe, representing the wealth, culturo and intelligence of New York. Many ladies, also, were present. Gossip was much indulged in on the ultimate results of the contest, and notwith standing the lead obtained by Schaefer, very many were inclined to believe that the chances of Vignaux were unimpaired. At Br. m. Vig n&ux entered the room. He seemed cheerful and satisfied. Two minutes later Schaefer came In, and at 8:15 p. m., Mr, McCreary, the referee, made his appearance. Schaefer led off with a a duck egg. Vignaux made 32, while Madame Vignaux smiled approvingly from her seat in the galiery. Then deftly, and with great tenderness of touch, Schaefer played all the billiards he was worth, including two magnifi cent masse shots, for a run of 24, slipping up on a miscue on a draw shot. Then Vignaux manipu lated the balls so successfully that 50 points were added to his score. Then Schaefer made 35 and missed on an apparently easy shot. Vig naux made 4 and Schaefer nothing. Then Vig naux, by a number of beautifully-made cushion and kiss snots, made by playing alternately on the red and the white ball and the cushion,keeping without the balk line, made 65. The score at the end of the eigth inning stood: Vignaux 171, Schaefer. 134. In the eleventh inning, Vignaux made the shot of the match thus far. The red nnd the white balls stood in a line with the SDot ball (Vignaux), which rested upon the upper Jest-hand corner of the table. The other two balls were opposite the right-hand rail. Vignaux played on the white ball on the front, ran down to the lower cushion, and twisted upwards and backwards to the red ball on the right-hand side. Another shot, “englished” against the cush ion. made a complete 100 points. He finally retired, having made 126, At the end of the fourteenth innings the strings showed that Schaefer had made 207, and Vignaux 346. From that point Schaefer played a rather tame game. With a K>urt of effective work in the twenty-eighth t ning he made 100, and in the thirtieth, 78. Vg naux, on the other hand, after putting together 93 in his fifteenth inning, made no very large runs, nor did he make many small ones. The mult was that, with a steady succession of ioable figures, be managed to amass 918 buttons when Schaefer reached 600, and the night’s play snded, being in the Frenchman’s favor. The to i tala for the three nights now stand: Schaefer, I,Boo*, Vignaux, 1,753. The following is to-night’s Korei Schaefer—O. 24, 35, 0, O, 0, O, 15. 1, 10. 1,0. 3, A9, 6. 18, O. 3. O, 73, 5,1, 0, O, 3,3 3. 100, 10, 2, 78. 13, 5. 10, 2. 1,1, 0. 19. 1-Total, COO. Vignaux—32. 50, 4, 65, 8,0, 0, 12, 8. 0, 126, 5, 0, 36, 99. 28, 38. 0.43, 5, 45. 0, 44, 56, 2, 30, 0, 10, 19, 61. 2, 42, 52, 0, 6. 2. 0. B—Total, 018. Time of game, four hours. Schaefer’s average, 15 15-30. Vignaux's average, 24 6-38. -s. ■, ■ The Mallory Boycott Renewed. Galveston, Tex., Jan. 28.—The executive committee of the Knights of Labor has issued An order again, boycotting the Mallory Steam ship Company. The first boycott was in No vember last. The difference originally arose K’om the company employing colored help in '•faite. The charge is now made that the Mallory company has violated the terms of ijll|] A further loss to BISMARCK AND THE POLES. The Great Chancellor’s Arbitrary Man ner of Dealing with Dad Citizens. Lands of Polish Prussians To Be Pnrchased and Their o%neraExpeiled the Country- Recipe for Making Good Citizens. The Work of Expulsion Will Be Carried Out, Even if the Reichstag Objects. Speculation and Gossip Concerning the En glish Cabinet Crisis—The Greeks Sud denly Lose Their Appetite for War. EXPULSION OF THE POLES. Why They Were Expelled from Prussia—A Citizen’s Duty to the State. Berlin, Jan. 28.— Prince Bismarck to day, in debate in the Prussian Landtag, on the expul sion of Poles from Germany, made a remarka ble speech, occupying two hours in its delivery. He eaid the primary cause of the government’s action was the disloyalty of the Poles to the German crown. “They were,” he said, “con stantly engaged in intrigues against the govern ment, and had made themselves a steady annoy ance to Prussia. By acting as accomplices of the opposition in the Germany Parliament they created a majority against the government, and the crown could do nothing less than either deny the demands of such majority or destroy the evil element which made the ma jority possible.” The Polish agitation in Ger many, Bismarck said, always appeared to him an element of danger, and had compelled him to keep watch upon Rusria. The Poles had been constantly and not always unsuccessfully endeavoring to set foreign states against Prussia. “Hence,” con tinued the Chancellor, “we have determined to buy out all real estate owned by Polish nobles in Prussian Poland, and to place a German colony on the lands hitherto occupied hy the expelled people. In order to make this coloniza tion inure permanently to the benefit of the empire, these colonists will be prohibited from marrying Poles. The cost of this undertaking will be about 300,000,000 marks ($05,000,000), but the state will bear no more than 10 per centum of this loss, which is made necessary by the exigency of the case in buying out an alien class and reselling to Germans, while the gain to the empire will be immeasurable.” “The government,” said the Chancellor, with great animation, “will never concede the re storation of Poland, nor a hair’s breadth in that direction. The Poles played a suspicions part in the Kulturkampf. Whosoever refuses to help protect and maintain the state is not entitled to claim anything from the state. As for mp, I am ready to serve* my country, although it cost me my head and my honor. If anybody dares attack Prussia’s frontiers, I shall say, like Gladstone, ‘Hands off.'” Reference to the insinuation that the govern ment’s religious prejudices had great influence in its treatment of the Poles, Bismarck said: “Re ligion is in no wise connected with the expul sions. Asa policy of kindness failed, it became necessary to reduce the Polish element in Ger many and to German element. This is the real reason for the expulsions, and gov ernment has determined to persist in this work, despite the opposition of the Reichstag. In con clusion, I will say that before allowing the fath erland to be endangered, I would counsel the Emperor to make the federal government inde pendent of obstructionist tactics in the Reichs tag, so far as the constitution and laws of Ger many would permit, for I would hold any Minis ter to be a coward who should hesitate to stake everything to save his fatherland from danger.” Prince Bismarck warned the Reichstag that its continued opposition, hy showing a want of unanimity, would provoßo a European coalition against Germany. The Chancellor’s speech is the principal topic of conversation in the capital to-night. It i3 generally conceded that the speech is equally capable of being interpreted to foreshadow either a dissolution of the Reichstag or a coup d’etat The occasion of Prince Bismarck’s speech was the discussion of the resolution, introduced on Saturday last expressing satisfaction at the passage in the speech from the throne promising measures for the protection of German interests in eastern Prussia. Herr Achenbach moved that the resolution he adopted, and the motion was supported by Herr Weihr. Dr. Windthom opposed the motion. After Prince Bismarck's speech, the discussion was adjourned until to-morrow. THE ENGLISH CRISIS. Resignation of the Ministry Announced Probabilities as to the Fnture. London, Jan. 28. —Both Mr. Gladstone and Sir Michael Hicks-Beach were given ovations as they entered the House of Commons this after noon. Sir Michael stated that, in consequence of Tuesday’s vote in the House being adverse to the government, the Cabinet had resigned, and the House thereupon adjourned until Monday. Lord Salisbury dined with the Queen this evening. He will return to London to-morrow morning. Mr. Gladstone will probably then bo summoned to form a Cabinet. Lord Hartington refuses to co operate with Mr. Gladstone. It is reported in the lobby of the House of Commons, this evening, that the Queen is sound ing Lord Hartington as to his willingness to un dertake the task of forming a coalition Ministry. The Times urges, in view of the general oppo sition to permitting Lord Granville to resume the office of Minister for*Foreign Affairs, that he would make an excellent President of the Coun cil and leader in the House of Lords. The Times also points out Lord Hartington’s splen did chances to construct a national party of the Whigs and Conservatives opposed to home rule. “The materials for the formation of such a party are abundant,” says the Times, “and the emer gency requires only a leader of sagacity and courage.” The Stnndard this morning says: “The Queen will unquestionably summon Mr. Gladstone to form a Cabinet IF LoTcrErartingtfin refuses to join, the country may expect a Succession'S! short governments until means have been found to rearrange the parties upon a truly national basis.” The Post says: “Lord Hartington could reekon, in all matters of foreign, Irish and do mestic policies, upon the support of at least twenty-five Conservatives. We taye thrown INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY MORNING-, JANUARY 29, 1886.' away the chance of the Liberals helping us. We must now help the Liberals. Upon one point sound politicians ought to agree—the ne cessity of defeating the Radicals and Irish.” The Telegraph says the parliamentary sup porters of Mr. Parnell state that he will not ac cept a Cabinet office. Lord Carnarvon, ex-Viceroy of Ireland, left Dublin Castle to-day, accompanied by his wife, for their home in England. The retiring Viceroy was followed to the railway by enormous crowds, and his route all the way to Kingstown, where he took the ferry for Holyhead, was lined with people anxions to witness his departure. He was cheered almost continually from the time he left Dublin Castle until he departed from the Irish coast, and the enthusiasm of the populace was phenomenal. _ Mr. Gladstone’s Irish Programme. London Cable Special. Mr. Gladstone is willing to assume office, but he is also resolved that he will not do so unless he is able to surround himself with colleagues who are thoroughly in harmony with his pro gramme. This programme will include provis ions for the local self-government of Ireland and a complete agraerian reform, not only for Ire land but for England and Scotland as well. If, on the unfolding of his plans, he can obtain pledges of support from the Parnellites and the great bulk of the Liberals, Mr. Gladstone will once more accept the leadership with the desire of his heart—the pacification of Ireland —almost within his grasp. A BRUTAL OFFICIAL. Prisoners’ Agonies Prolonged In Order to Take Their Photographs. London, Jan. 28. —The provost marshal at Mandalay has had lately to superintend the exe cution of numbers of Burmese Dacoits. Not content with having them shot down in an ordinary business fashion the provost marshal, who has a morbid taste for amateur photography, has on several occasions added unspeakable tor ture to his victims’ death-pangs by delaying the interval between orders to “present” and “fire” long enough to allow him to take two or three negatives with the camera he carries about with him. He pleads scientific interest as an excuse for his barbarity, but so far he has nothing even scientific to show in self defense, for, being a poor hand at photography, his attempts to fix the horror and anguish of violent death on his negatives have been abortive. The provost marshal’s methods were so leisurely that the ab sence of results is surprising. Having had the prisoners drawr. up in line against the wall, ho would station the firing platoon before them and get the camera into position and calmly prepare his plates. The officer command ing the soldiers was instructed not to give the fatal signal till the plate was exposed. Thus the mo6t interesting negatives were obtained at the very moment of the prisoner’s death agony. On one occasion he varied his scientific sports by ex torting evidence against the Burmese Minister from a native named Woognet by threatening him with execution. Five Dacoits had been shot in Woognet’s presence. He himself was then placed against the wall. The platoon was ordered to level their guns at him, and he was thus cowed into making the desired statements, after the fashion which prevailed in the Tower of London in the sixteenth century. The Brit ish commissioner declined to act on such evi dence. The provost marshal's brutality so ex exasperated the English and native spectators that it was only the presence of troops which prevented the attempt to lynch him in deference to the indignant protests. A rigid inquiry has been ordered, and this modern inquisitor will take no more negatives. The new government will undoubtedly rigidly inquire into the facts. It hi no wonder the Times correspondent was ordered away from camp. FOREIGN MISCELLANY. Three Aeronauts Browned—A Balloon Car ried Out to Sea in a Gal©., Brest, Jan. 29.—1 tis now believed certain that the balloon Le Fugitif has been destroyed in a recent gale, and that three aeronauts —Aime Girod, a musical composer; Jules Renaud, the baritone, once attached to a theater in New York, and Rubois Carronl—have perished. Le Fugitif was last seen on Saturday, circling over Brest, in a eale of wind. The aeronauts made frantic efforts to land, and they threw overboard all the objects in the car—carpet-bags, overcoats, rugs, shoes, watches and instruments. Just as the balloon descended, nearly fifty yards from the ground, a sudden gust whisked it seaward and out of sight. A Russian steamer, just ar rived, reports that on Sunday, six miles off Brest, it passed a wrecked balloon and car answering exactly to the description of Le Fugitif. Scarcely any hope remains that the aeronauts have not perished. Greece Will Not Go to War. London, Jan. 28.—Telegrams received this afternoon from Athens state that the warlike views of the Greek Cabinet have suddenly changed. The dispatches add that yesterday evening the Hellenic Ministers issued a declara tion that “Greece would comply with the wishes of Europe.” * A dispatch to the Times from Constantinople says the rumor is current there that a skirmish between Greeks and Turks has taken place at Glassova, on the frontier of Epirus. The Vienna Political Correspondence says that a European fleet will assemble in Suda bay, to-morrow or Saturday, numbering about twenty men-of war, and that the commanders have re ceived requisite instructions for their guidance. Minister McLane Presides at a Banquet. Paris, Jan. 28.—Mr. McLane, the United States minister, presided this evening at a ban quet given by students. In a speech he said he was grateful for the honor conferred upon him. He eulogized the French system of education, characterizes it as enlightening, enuobling and liberal, and said for that reason many Amer icans avail themselves of the educational ad vantages offered by France. “Scientific re nown,” he said, “is far superior to military glory. When I return to America, I shall still find touches of French in the traditions of honor, chivalry, courage and devotion left behind by the Frenchmen whose strong arms sealed Amer ican independence.” De Lesseps OfT for Panama. London, Jan. 28.—Tho De Lesseps party in cludes the unusual adjunct of a doctor. When leaving Paris M. De Lesseps said: “I will be back in sixty days. I cannot die before opening the canal.” A large concourse witnessed the dis tinguished engineer's departure. There was much enthusiasm, the crowd cheering and shout ing "Vive De Lessens.” The party will embark at Southampton to day. Cable Notes. The Archbishop of Cincinnati has started for America. Dr. Dinder, Dean of Konigsberg. has been ap pointed Archbishop of Posen. The 2,000 iron-workers of Decozeville, France, who, while on a strike for higher wages] trampled the manager of the works to death] have returned to work at the old rate of wages. Rev. Dr. Brister lodffcted. Nyack, N. Y., Jan. 28. —The Rockland county grand jury to-day presented two indictments against Rev. Dr. Brister, of Spring Valley Meth odist Church, for indecent assault upon Ida Downs. The accused pastor was arraigned and pleaded not guilty. He gave bonds in“s2,ooo to answer for trial at the next term of court, A Decision Involving 85,000,000. San Francisco, Jan. 28. —The State Supreme Court rendered a decision to-day in favor of the g lain tiffs in the case of the city and county of tan Francisco against Hill ad ay. The action in- YolYcd the title to Lafryetts aad also, w- directly, the title to a vast amount of property claimed by the city under the Pueblo grant. The entire value of the property which, by this de cision. will revert to the city, is about $5,000,000. Much of it is covered with houses and other im provements made as long ago as thirty years by squatters. The case has oeen in court almost since San Francisco became a city. THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN CRAWFORD. ' ■ " The War Department Furnishes Details of the Unfortunate Collision iu Mexico. Washington, Jan. 28.—The War Department to-day received official information from General Crook of the death of Capt Emmett Crawford, Third Cavalry, at the hands of Mexicans in Mex ico, and the probable surrender of the renegade Apaches. An accompanying report from Lieut. Maus, First Infantry, who was next in command to Captain Crawford, gives details of the affair, from which it appears that Captain Crawford’s command of Indian scouts located the camp of the hostiles on the night of the 10th instant, at a point about fifty miles southwest of Narcori, Mexico, and one mile north of Arras river, being about two hundred miles from the border-line. They surrounded the camp and quietly awaited the break of day. In the mean time the braying of the burros alarmed the honiles. Two of them made their appearance, and were fired upon by the scouts, and o general fight ensued. Finally the Indians retreatod to the rocks and left all their effects in the hands of the scouts. A running fight was kept ud for two or three hours, when Captain Crawford’s command was surprised by a volley of bullets firod in their midst from an unex pected quarter. At first it was supposed that the shots came from Captain Davis’s command, which was also after the hostiles in that vicinity. Captain Crawford signaled for bis men to stop firing, and it was then discovered that the attack ing party was composed of Mexicans, who evi dently took Captain Crawford’s men for the hos tiles. Lieutenant Maus started out to consult with the Mexicans, when firing began in another part of the line. He was about to take steps to stop it, when, happening to look back, he saw Captain Crawford lying on his back with a bullet-hole through his head. A parley bet ween the two forces followed, and it was found that Captain Crawford was mortally wounded, and a guide named Horne and five scouts were also wounded. On the side of the Mexicans, the commanding officer and five other men were killed and four wounded. The entire day was consumed in settling affairs. The following day two sauaws from the hostiles, who had escaped, carao to Lieutenant Maus t.o ask for terms He refused to talk with them, and also refused to talk with two bucks who fol lowed soon after. Geronimo, the hea4 chief, and Nrttc'uese, another chief, then appeared to make terms. They said they wer6 utterly dis couraged and were tired of being hunted from rock to rock, as they had been for the past two months. Lieutenant Maus would consent to nothing but an unconditional surrender. The chiefs then agreed to meet General Crook at a point on the line between Mexico and the United States. They sent to the American camp, as hostages, Chief Nana and another chief, Geronimo’s wife and child and seven squaws. The hostiles are now on their way to the place of meeting with General Crook, and expect to reach there by the 4th prox. The party numbers twenty-two bucks, and is sup posed to comprise all the renegades. General Crook is reported as saying there is no doubt of their surrender. They have prepared a written statement of the troubles and grievances which led them to leave their reservation. Captain Crawford, after being shot, remained unconscious until his death, which occurred on the 18th inst. He was carried with the com mand foi- days, and buried at Narcori, Mexico. death is much regretted at the War Department, where he is described as a gal lant officer and one of the best Indian fighters in the service. A San Francisco dispatch says: “Major-gen eral Pope stated to-day that he felt certain that the Mexicans who attacked Captain Crawford were not regular troops, but renegades, who took the Americana for hostiles, and attacked them in the hope of obtaining the scalp-money offered by the State of Sonora for hostiles. He said the troops were acting only according to mutual agreement with Mexico, by which troops from the other country were permitted to pur sue the common enemy into the country of the other, and added that a most friendly feeling exists between the troops of both countries. WESTON IN PRISON. He Will Not Be Assigned Any Task at Present —Efforts to Secure His Pardon. Pittsbdbo, Jan. 28. — For the present Milton Weston will be assigned to no employment in the penitentiary. Warden Wright says he will be treated precisely as any other prisoner. Said he: “A great many of our convicts are now unem ployed, but I shall find Weston something to do in a few days. It would be cruel to place a man of his temperament in quiet confinement His mind must be employed or be is liable to become deranged. Ido not think him capable of severe physical work. We have men here who are naturally idle, and who have been in peniten tiaries and jails so much that they have become used to confinement. But this would not be the case with Weston. The kindest way to treat him will be with entire impartiality, as he will then not bo looked up to or down upon by the other con victs. This course will also cause him to drop into obscurity much sooner, and that is what Mr. Weston wants, of course. I have no idea whether he will serve his full term or not” Weston appears cheerful, and says he is ready to obey all the rules and win the nine months commutation whieh is given for good behavior. Daring his term of imprisonment he will be known as prisoner 8053. At his special request no steps looking toward fresh complications will be taken. He received, without solicitation, a letter from the Governor and State officials of Illinois to the Governor of Pennsylvania, asking that he be pardoned. As the pardon board meets in twenty days, it will be impossible to get any action taken then, and the case will be brought before them in March. Obituary. Chicago, Jan. 28.—Mary E., wife of Austin L. Patterson, business manager of the Times, fell dead, this afternoon, from syncope. She was a native of Syracuse, N. Y., her maiden name be ing Ferris. She was fifty-one years of age. Richmond, Ind., Jan. 28.—A private cable gram announces the death of United States Con sul Albert M. Lybrook, at Algiers, Africa, this morning, of consumption. Lybrook’s appoint ment was confirmed just one week ago to-day. Business Embarrassments. Cleveland, 0., Jan. 28—The schedule in the assignment of J. C. Taylor & Bro., boots and shoes, of this city and Cincinnati, filed here to day, shows the liabilities to be $33,476; assets, $18,107. New Haven, Conn., Jan. 28. —The insolvent estate of H. P. Hubbard, advertising agent, in ventories as follows: Liabilities, $104,448, divided among 2,080 creditors; good assets, $20,700: doubtful assets, $21, 08a A Shower of Dost. Austin, Jan. 28.—0n Thursday afternoon, near 4 o’clock, from out of a clear sky, a slower of very fine dust began falling. There was no wind at the time. The shower increased toward nightfall, and continued through half tbit qjgbt. Tbe dust had a peculiar effect on the lungs and throat, causing irritation and hoarseness in some instances. A similar phenomenon was witnessed here eight years ago SUSPENSIONS FROM OFFICE. President Cleveland Will Not Comply with the Request of the Senate, And Information Concerning Removals fro Office Will Not Be Famished—The Pres ident Sustained by the Cabinet. Belief that the Demands for Rivers and Harbors Will Reach $20,000,000. Senator Sherman Offers a Bill Intended to Solve the Silver Problem—Propositions m Adding $300,000,000 to Pensions. PRESIDENT AND SENATE. Information in Reference to Removals from Office Will Not Be Furnished. Washington, Jan. 28. —At the Cabinet meet ing, to day, the question of the policy to be adopted in regard to applications by the Senate for information ia relation to “suspensions from office” was considered at length. The President is understood to be opposed to complying with requests for such information, and is sustained by all the members of his Cabinet. At the meeting to day letters wore formulated in answer to the requests of the Senate for the papers touching the changes in the office of United States marshal for tho Southern district of Ala bama, and in the office of collector of internal revenue for the district of South Carolina. The exact the letters cannot be learned, but it is known that they inform the Senate that it is not deemed advisable to comply with the requests in their present form. It is understood that it is the desire of the administration to force the Senate to a conclusion on this question, so that the matter may be brought to an issue and settled as soon as possible. RIVERS AND HARBORS. Tho Committee’s Estimate of $11,000,000 9 Likely To Be Largely Exceeded. Special to tho Indianapolis Journal. Washington, Jan. 28.—A few weeks ago the river and harbor committee of the House held a meeting and resolved that the bill making appro priation for the improvement of rivers and har bors this year should be limited to $11,000,000. Upon that basis the committee started to work, and has been busy ever since. Several delegations have been heard, and the committee now sits with closed doors, preparing the first draft of its $11,000,000 bill. It is generally known, however, despite the resolution of the committee, that the bill, when it shall be reported to the House, will far exceed the .Imit set, and will, in all proba bility, be nearer $20,000,000 than $11,000,000. There is really no reason why the limit should be fixed at the figure which it was. Numerous improvements which are progressing throughout the country have been seriously affected during the past year by the failure of Congress to make any appropriations a year ago, and there are a great many very important works upon which hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent which are suffering from the elements be cause the amount available for the work upon them during the past year was limited to amounts insufficient to protect them against the weather. Besides this, the waterways con ventions, which were held in St. Paul, Kansas City and other places in the West and South during the past six month, have shown that the people throughout the country are anx ious that the waterways should receive due at tention, and the committee, in listening to the delegates from these conventions, has exhibited a disposition to treat their recommendations with the consideration which they merit. It is reported that already the committee has exceed ed the proportionate amount for individual im provements in its deliberations upon the bill, and the general impression, even among its own members, is that it will be simply impossible to confine the appropriation to the limit fixed at its first meeting. THE SILVER QUESTION. Provisions of the Measure Introduced Yester day by Senator Sherman. Washington, Jan. 28. —'The following is the full text of Senator Sherman’s bill to amend the coinage act of Peb. 28, 1878: “Be it enacted, etc., that the coinage of the silver dollar, provided for by the first section of the act to which this is an amendment, be dis continued from and after the passage of this act. “Sec. 2 That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to purchase, from time to time, silver bullion in bars, not less than nine-tenths fine, at the market price thereof, n<Jt less than two million ounces per month, and shall issue in payment therefor coin certificates of the United States, in denominations of not less than ten dollars each, corresponding with the denominations of the United States notes; and the bnlliou so purchased shall be retained in the Treasury for the security and for the pay ment of the same, and the amount of such cer tificates at any time outstanding shall not exceed the cost of the bullion purchased by such certificates, and the certificates thus issued shall be receivable for customs, taxes and all publio dues, and, when so re ceived, may be re issued, and the Secretary of the Treasury shall redeem in coin the same cer tificates on their presentation for redemption at the office of the Assistant Treasurer of the United States, in the city of New York, in suras not less than SSO. “Sec. 3. That any holder of standard silver dollars, or gold coin of the United States, or gold bullion, at its mint value, may deposit the same with the Treasurer or any Assistant Treas urer of the United States in sums not less than $lO, and receive the coin indicated therefor, similar in denomination and legal effect to the certificates provided for in the preceding section. The coin deposited for. or representing, the cer tificates shall be retained in the Treasury for the payment of the same on demand.” Mr. Sherman Explains the Measure. Special to tue Indianapolis Journal. Washington, Jan. 28.— Senator John Sher man was seen to-night by your correspondent, and asked to explain the object of the bill intro duced in the Senate by him to-day. The Senator replied: “Its provisions are simply, first, the suspen sion of the coinage; second, the issue of coin cer tificates upon silver bullion, and last, the issue of similar certificates upon gold or silver coin, or gold bullion deposited with the Treasurer as se curity. 'jjjie bill authorizes the purchase of from two to four million troy ounces of silver bullion each month, instead of the purchase of so many dollars’ worth, as now provided by law. By fixing the standard of purchase at the ounce, I believe a more stable arrangement is made.” “Do you think your bill will receive the sup port of the silver men, Senatorl” “I have made no effort to ascertain how the till will be received by anyone. It is a subject PRICE FIVE CENTS. which needs a great deal of study. I have thought over this bill for about a year.” “Is it not in the nature of a compromise meas ure?” “It ought to satisfy the silver men, because il provides for the purchase of as much silver as is provided by law now, and I see no reason why it should not satisfy the gold men, as it suspend* the coinage of silver.” • ‘What is to become of the silver bullion?” “That will have to be provided for in the fu ture. If the bill becomes a law, it will bo held to secure the coin certificates.” “You make no provision for the ultimate coin age of this bullion in this bill.” “No; that can be attended to in the future." “Why is it, Senator, that you do not make the coin certificates full legal tender?” “The bill makes them receivable for taxes and customs dues. Ido not know that we could make them full legal tender, and I doubt the propriety of attempting to do so iu time of peace.” Belgium and the Latin Union. Washington, Jan. 28.— Among the papers transmitted to the Senate by the President, re lating to the action of the Belgian government in concluding its adhesion to the monetary union of the Latin states, was a statement made on the subject bv the Prime Minister of Belgium to the Chamber of Representatives, in which he says, in part: “The abrupt withdrawal of Belgium from the Latin Union would have added new and serious elements of disturbance to the difficulties of the present situation. If the uuion is to be dis solved at the expiration of the new term fixed, Belgium has five years to prepare for that con tingency. The vote of Belgium may be relied' on iu advance in support of any measure looking to the prolongation, consolidation and extension, of the uuion. Thus the time when the losses would bo suffered in consequence of the demon etization of silver would be st' M . further post poned, and the modification, always possible, in the relative value of the precious metals may prevent such losses entirely.” PENSION LEGISLATION. Measures Which Would Call for More than Three Hundred Million Dollars. Washington Special. The situation iu the House in regard to pen sion legislation is as follows: Mr. Matson’s bill for the increase of soldiers’ widows’ pensions from $8 to sl2 per month is pending. An amendment in she shape of a rider has been proposed by Mr. Browne, of Indiana, which contemplates an extension of the limit on the ar rearages of the pension act to Jan. 1, 1886. The point of order has been raised against the amend ment by Mr. Rogers, of Arkansas, that it con templates legislation already provided for in bills before the House. The opinion of Mr. Matson, chairman of the invalid pensions committee, is that his bill will pass, and that the point of order against Mr. Browne's amendment will be sustained. Esti mates from various sources fix the increased ex penditure of the government under Mr. Matson’s bill at between five and six million dollars per an num. In addition to the bills already introduced to extend the limit on the arrearages act, one is proposed by Mr. Morrill, of Kansas, a member of the committee on invalid pensions, which seems to have been considered in ibe com mittee and to have obtained the support of a ma jority of members. Mr. Matson is understood to have in preparation a minority report against it An ostimate of the cost to the government under these two measures was received by the committee to day from the Commissioner of Pensions, who writes in reply to certain inqui ries on the subject addressed him by Mr. Ran dall, chairman of the appropriations committee. General Black’s letter abounds in figures, and is put in a detailed manner without nuy expres sion of opinion. It shows that the regular pen sion roll stood last year at over $38,000,000; that the arrears act had cost, up to June 30, 1885, $179,000,000, but when this arrears act was brought in, in 1879, the House and the country were officially assured that it would cost less than $25,000/100. All tho claims for arrears are not yet in. There remain over one hundred thousand, of which GO per cent, will be granted, and the additional cost of those will bo $80,000,- 000. The total cost of the old arrears act will be over $259,000,000. Now comes the bill before the House, which will add over $6,000,000 pel annum to the preseut regular pension roll. But if Mr. Browne’s amendment, extending the limit for arrears to Jan. 1 of tno present year, should become a law, this would add, as payment of arrears, to the payments already made the prodigious sum of $302,000,0C0. Whether these figures are big enough to pre vent the measures passing is doubtful. LAND-GRANT FORFEITURES. A Disposition toForfeit All Grants, Irrespect ive of Rig-lit and Justice. .Special to the In.lianarolls Journal. Washington, Jan. 28.—The House committee on public lands seems to have inherited from its predecessor in the Forty eighth Congress the one idea that the whole duty of Congress is to forfeit lands which have beftn granted to rail roads to aid in their construction, whether the companies have or have not done all they could to perfect their title. The committee this ses sion, thus far, has shown a predisposition to for feit anything in shape of a land grant which has been uttered without any of the formalities of an investigation, which are generally considered necessary in order to obtain a verdict before judging a casb. A rather amusing incident, showing the manner in which the business of this important committee is conducted, occurred on the floor of the House just before the Speak er’s gavel fell this morning. A member of the House who bad a bill before the committee rela tive to the abolition of a certain lAnd office in Nebraska, said: “I should like to come before y our committee to talk about my bill. When can I have a hearing! ’ “Does your bill forfeit any land grants!” was the reply. “No; it is 6imply in relation to a land office.” “Well, then, I am afraid you will have to wait several weeks before we can give you a hearing, as we are directing our attention now solely to land-grant forfeitures, and cannot spare the time to take up any bill which does not forfeit at least 10.000,000 acres.” It is hardly necessary to add that this state ment is from a member of the committee who is not in hearty accord with the chairman, who is very anxious to have Congress to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from patenting a single acre of land granted to a road which was not completed promptly on the day specified in the act - THE rUBLIC PRINTER. No Reason for Asserting that Mr. Rounds Will Be Displaced. Special to the IndianaDolis Journal. Washington. Jan. 28.—A great many stories have been sent out during the past two weeks relative to the President’s intentions regarding the Public Printer. It is announced that Mr. Rounds’s term expires about the Ist of April, and that the office will be filled by aofne one in harmony with the President, politically, soon.: after Mr. Rounds’s term expires. The facts of the case are, there is no fixed tenure of office for the Public Printer. He holds his place at the pleasure of tho President, and there is nothing in the law to limit the time to four years. When Mr. Rounds was appoint ed he was recommended by Democratic as well as Republican printers all over the country, and he has almost as many'Democratic supporter* in Congress, to-day, ns he has Republican, There is really no reaspn sot asserting that the President is determined to. him by ap> poiatiag some ouo else, and inasmuclt m Quit