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ten. It is a weird, powerful tale, of great dramatic power and originality of con
ception. Rudyard Kipling is a young Englishman, under twenty-five, who was form
erly connected with the civil service in India. He wrote for the Allahabad Pio
neer a remarkable series of stories of military and native life, sinco published in
volume forni, under the title of "Plain Tales from the Hills." These stories at
tracted attention in India and England from their unusual freshness and vigor,
and originality of stylo and handling.
Kipling returned to EngLiad last-yeaiyand is now tllo literary sensation of
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STORY FOR SPIRITUALISTS.
An Undertaker's Singular Experience with the
Door ot a Kf om in Which Lay a Corpse
Find lay, O., July 17. A strange story is
reported from the little village of Now
Stark, in this county, which, while prob
ably explainable on reasonable grounds,
causes the gentleman who Rave the partic
ulars much worry and apprehension. This
gentleman is Jacob Stonehill, who conduots
a small undertaking business in the town
where he lives. His stock of coffins occu
pies a room adjoining his residence, which
is also used as a workshop. A few weeks
ago he went to Stark county and exhumed
the remains of his father, who was buried
there, and brought them to New Stark to
be reinterrcd. They were inclosed in a
strong metallic casket, which was placed
in the undertaking room until the details
of the second funeral could bo arranged,
and several days elapsed before ho attempt
ed to enter the room where the remains
When he attempted to do so he found the
door was locked on the inside. This was
astonishing, as no one had been in or about
tho apartment since the casket had been
placed there. The only way in which he
could enter the room was through a win
dow. During the next few days he made
seven different attempts to gain au entrance
into his shop, but always found the door
locked on the inside. He inquired of every
ooo around the premises, but could find no
evidence that any ono had interfered with
the lock, or had even entered the apart
ment since the remains had been placed
there. The. strangest part of the story is
yet to come. When Mrs. Stonehill went to
tho room, with tier husband, it opened as
soon as she pressed tho latch, and she was
the only one to whom the door would yield.
To the husband it was always locked, but
to tho wife tho latch responded readily.
The coudition of atVairs continued until the
funeral of the elder Mr. Stonehill, sinco
which tho door has given no trouble.
Grandfather and Grandson Drowned.
Toronto, July 17. Wm. Griffin, eighty
years of age, and his grandson, eight years
ot age, were drowned in Humber river at
Uoltonvillo to-day. The boy fell into tho
river aud tho old gentleman attempted to
rescue him, but hit strength failed and
BYNUM IN THEEOLE OF DONKEY
Be Make3 an Asinine Exhibition ofllim
self in the House and Is Hissed.
.Unjustifiable Attack Upon Messrs. Cannon and
Honk, for Which the Indianian Received
a Drubbing lie Will Long Remember.
Speaker Eeed Will Endeavor to Sccuro a
Larger Attendance in the House.
One-Third of the Members Away Seeking Re
lief from the Heat Senator Moody Thinks
Maior Powell lias Libeled South Dakota.
CAUGHT A PAIR OF TARTARS.
Brnum Tackles Messrs. Cannon and Houk
and Gets a Severe Drubbing.
"Washington, July 17. Immediately after
the reading of the journal the Iloubfc went
into committee of the whole, Mr. Peters of
Kansas in tho chair, on the land-grant for
feiture bill. A short debate, participated
in by Mr. McRae of Arkansas, AJr. Cobb of
Alabama and Mr. Pay6on of Illinois, en
sued, but tho heat of the chamber was so
great that a majority of the members
sought the breezes to be foundin the lobby,
and but little attention was given to tho
discussion. Several amendments were
offered and voted down, and then Mr. Mc
Rae of Arkansas oflered another directing
the Attorney-general to institute suit
against persons holding lands opposite to
the constructed portion of railroads which
was not constructed within the time spec
ified in the granting act.
In speaking to this amendment Mr. Bu
chanan of New Jersey alluded to an attack
made upon Speaker Reed and the Republic
an party, some days ago, by Mr. Stone of
Missouri, deplored the fact that an unfort
unate dispensation of Providence nad taken
from the Democratic party a Randall, and
the wisdom of a Kentucky Legislature had
taken from it a Carlisle; because it seemed
that pigmies rushed in where giants feared
Referring to a remark made by Mr. Pay-
son of Illinois, to the effect that the Sonato
would not agree to the McRae amendment.
Mr. Rogers of Arkansas suggested that the
gentleman from New York Mr. lieldenl
should issue anothcrbulletin to instruct
the Senate what to do.
Mr. Byuum of Indiana, in the course of
some brief remarks, read from the manu
script of the official reporters of the Record
the report of the recent colloquy between
Mr. Cannon and Mr. Houk, in which they
referred .to each other as nuisances. This
reference was omitted from the Record, and
in alluding to the omission Mr. Bynuin
quoted from a speech made by Mr. Cannon
during tho Fiftieth Congress, deprecating
a mutilation of the Record.
Mr. Cannon said that during the colloquy'
referred to in tho heat of debate ho Can
non and the gentleman from Tennessee
Ilouk had said things which they would
not - have said in a cooler moment. But
that colloquy had been personal to them
selves and from time immemorial personal
matters of tbat kind had been, on agree
ment of the gentlemen, left out of tho
Record. The gentleman from Tennessoo
aud himself had met as gentlemen should
meet aftir their blood had cooled a little.
They had agreed that it was due to them
selves to, and to the estoexn which thoy
entertained for each other to leave out of
the Record the purely personal matter. This
had been done a thousand times, and so
far as he knew heretofore no man
had qnestioned the right on one
hand or the propriety on the other.
It had remained for the gentleman from
Indiana to rise in hih place and put in the
Record what bad been stricken therefrom
by agreement between the two gentlemen
concerned. In justification for this the
gentleman turned back to the Record of the
last Congress and read where he Cinnonj
protested against a mutilation of the Record,
lie recollected the circumstances well. It
was a controversy between the gentleman
from Indiana Bynum and himself. The
gentleman had not come to him and agreed
to strike out what had been said, but had
struck it out without consultation. He
Cannon was gratified to believe tbat
there was no Representative on either sido
of'the House, save alone the gentleman
from Indiana, who had the heart on tho ono
hand, or the malignancy on tho other, to
seek to obtrude himself where, under the
parliamentary usage of the House, he did
not belong. Applause on Republican side.
Mr. Bynum said that the gentleman was
mistaken in regard to the controversy be
tween them at the last Congress. He
I By mi m had not kept anything out of the
Record, but had made one of his statements
more specific. So far as the gentleman's
denunciation was concerned tho gentleman
had a perfect privilege and right to utter it
here. Republican hisses.
Mr. Cannon (deprecatingly) I beg tho
gallant gentleman from Indiana not to
hurt me outside of tho House. Laughter.
Mr. Houk of Tennessee eaid that both the
gentleman from Illinois and himself had
felt that they had been guilty of an im
propriety in their remarks. They had bo
lieved that with propriety tho" remarks
should be eliminated from the Record, and
by common consent certain things which
had appeared in the newspapers had not
appeared in the Record. The gentleman
from Indiana had now dug up from
some source what had passed between
the gentleman from Illinois and
himself Houk. If this were any
consolation to the gentleman, he
hoped that the gentleman would sleep bet
ter and eat better and send the Record to
his constituents to show them upon what
their Cinsar fed. Laughter. It had not
been palatable to the gentleman from Il
linois or himself, and they had felt like rid
ding themselves, and the House, and the
public of it. But it seemed to be a palat
able diet to the gentleman from Indiana,
and ho could feed upon it until he was full
to the chin. Laughter. Naturalists assert
ed that tho alligator placed himself in the
sunshine, opened his jaws and waitod for
the Hies and worms to walk in, when he
sucked them down. If there was any mem
ber who took pleasure in feeding on that
sort of diet, God bless his soul, let him take
it to his heart's content. Laughter.
The McRae amendment was lost 72 to OS
and the bill was reported to the House
and passed. The bill, which is a Senate bill
with House substitute therefor, forfeits all
lauds granted to aid in tho construction of
a railroad opposite to ana coterminous with
the portion of auy such railroad not now
completed. The Houso then adjourned.
LEGISLATORS AND THE II EAT.
Ono-Thlrd of tho Representatives Absent
Leaves of Absence to IS Revoked.
Special to tbe Indianaiolls Journal.
"Washington. July 17. Speaker Reed
promises to get a quorum of Republican
members of the House here next week, al
though it is rather doubtful whether ho
will be able to do so. There are yet some
measures which he desires to have passed
before the adjournment of Congress, par
ticularly the original-package bill, and tho
bankruptcy bill, but there is no use in at
tempting to consider them until the Repub
licans havo a majority, which means a
quorum on their own side. Thero havo not
been in Washington during the last ten
days, nor, in fact, since the 1st of July,
more than two-thirds of tho Representa
tives, and at present at least one-third of
the whole House is absent from Washing,
ton with leave. The first step will be to re
voke all leaves of absence, and then
bring tho absentees to Washington.
But many of the members will tind more
reasons lor remaining away than for re-
turning, and if the weather continues to be
so uncomfortable as it is now it will bo a
very difficult thing to keep the wheels of
legislation on the House side moving The
weather is also beginning to tell upon the
old men in the Senate. Several of them,
particularly Senators Kdmuuds and Mor
rill, are seriously affected by the heat, and
there are a number of others who have not
sufficient strength to endure it much longer.
Even if their spirits are. willing the llesh is
weak, aud as a matter of safety they will
be compelled to leave Washington for a
cool climate. The ellect of the heat upon
the proposed new rule of tho Senate and the
elections bills is already being felt and will
be noticed to a greater degree soon.
The Subject Debated Again In the Senate
Major Powell Ridiculed by Mr. Moody.
Washington, July 17. The Senate to
day resumod consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill, the pending ques
tion being on the amendment to add to the
appropriation of 800,000 for topographio
surveys a provision tbat one-half of the
sum should bo expended west of the 101st
meridian, and that the act of October, 1SSS,
reserving irrigable lands, be repealed. Mr.
Call continued his argument of yesterday
against tho bill. He argued in favor of
a continuance of the .irrigation surveys,
and said that all irrigation schomes on a
large 6cale that had been successful had
been established by governments. A re
peal of tho irrigation law would, Mr. Call
said, open that vast area of arid lands of
1,200.000 square miles to the operations of
foreign syndicates, whowould seize much
of it under the desert-land act and the timber-land
laws, and the people would be de
prived of their use and occupation.
Mr. Moody argued in favor of the amend
ment, and spoke of its transcendent im-
Fortance to the people, of South Dakota.
Ie ridiculed tho pretensions of Major Pow
ell, and spoke of nim as a "tycoon of many
tails," who knew as much about arid lands
of the West as be did about the mountains
of the moon, and not. ono whit more. The
region in which he Mr. Moodyl lived, and
for hundreds of miles west of it, which
Major Powell had designated as arid land,
was as tine an agricultural country as the
sun ever shone upon. There was not an
acre of desert land in it It was as well
watered as any part of New England or
tho State of New York. Ho denied, how
ever that, these lands were withdrawn
from settlement under the construction
given to the irrigation act. If they had
been, the people of South Dakota would
make themselves heard by Congress.
Mr. Morgan argued that a continuation
of the appropriation tor irrigation surveys
would bo a wild and heedless act. aud
would make the subject harder to handle
every year. Every appropriation for the
purpose would only entangle the subject
more and mako it jnore troublesome to get
Mr. Reagon spoke in opposition to the
amendment and in favor of continuing the
irrigation survey. Without finishing his
remarks, Mr. Reagan yielded the lloor for a
motion to adjourn no progress having
been made, with tbe bill to-day.
WRECK ON THE L, D. Si W.
jwo Men Killed, Another Seriously Injured
jmd a Valuable Trotter Crippled.
epeclsl to tlie Indianapolis J ourrial.
Dkcatur, 11L, July 17. In a rear-end col
lision on the Indianapolis, Decatur & West
ern railway, J as. Hines and an unknown
man were killed, and Robert William, col
ored, seriously injured. They were "in
charge of the trotting horses Reality and
Tiro,, owned by L. D. Larabie, of Deer
Lodge, Mont., and were on their way to
' VicX Dickei'aon's table3, at Greensburg,
InL" The collision occurred during a rain
storm. The unknown man is past fifty
years, heavily built aud live feet ten inches
high. Reality will never trot again. Her
record is 23 14. Tiro escaped unhurt.
QUEER STRIKE OF BUTCHERS.
Shut Their Shops and Refused to Sell Because
One of Their Number Was Imprisoned.
Danville, Va., July 17. One of the most
curious strikes on record has. just ended
here. Several days ago a butcher was im
prisoned for violating a city ordinance,
whereupon all the butchers closed their
stalls, and sword they would sell no more
meat until the ordinance was changed.
Since that tiroo no fresh meat could be
bought in tho market for love or money,
and tbe people were put to great inconven
ience. The butchers at last decided that
they wero getting tbe worstof theso-calleu
strike, and all will open at tho old stand to
HOW THE MELON TRUST WAS BROKEN.
Counter Combination in Northern Cities That
Smashed the Wholesale Auction Scheme.
Chicago, July 17. A statement was pub
lished some weeks ago that a trust had
been formed on the Georgia watermelon
crop. Tho melons were shipped to accred
ited agents in all of the largo Northern
cities, to be sold wholesale by auction. The
plan did not suit tho ideas of the local
dealers in this city, and they quietly
formed a counter combination. Accord
ingly, when the first Georgia melons wero
put up for sale there was onlj- one bid a
wickedly low one for the entire lot, and
the melons had to go at that. Then tho
purchaser divided up the shipment with
his fellow-conspirator6, and they charged
full prices to tho small dealers and the
public, thereby making immense profits.
The plan was adopted elsewhere, with the
inevitable result, tile smashing of the
melon trust. Georgia melons are now on a
free market with two weeks to run.
HORRIBLE DEED OP A BOY.
He Shoots His Father and Mother Because He
Was Tired of Waiting for Their Property.
Anna, 111., July 17. A tale of youthful
depravity hard tobelievo comes from Gore
ville, a small town in the western edge of
Johnson county, removed from railways
and telegraph stations. Monday night,
when every one wan asleep, a man, sup
posed at the time to be a burglar, broke
into the house of a farmer named- Morris
Sullivan. On bein g spoken to he fired a pistol
at the bed in which Sullivan and his wife
were sleeping. The ball struck Sullivan
in the breast, inflicting fatal injuries.
Mrs. Sullivan jumped out of bed and threw
herself upon the murderer, but the pistol
was discharged again and sho fell wounded
in the left breast. Her injuries are pro
nounced fatal. By this time the alarm had
beon given and the neighbors came in. On
securing the murderer he was found to be
Sullivan's sixteen-year-old son. He is now
in jail. A few months ago the boy poisoned
some water which ho gave to his parents,
but this attempt at murder tailed. He
gives as his reason for committing the
crime that he was tired of waiting for the
old folks property
Building Associations Robbed of 930,000.
Denver, Col., July 17. Frauk Villennan,
secretary of the German' and tho Centen
nial Building and Loan Associations, is
short in his accouuts about &0.000. He has
turned over to the associations about ten
thousand dollars' worth of property and re
signed. Villennan has not yot been ar
Th Lake Michigan Yacht Mystery.
Chicago. July 17. Nothing definite has
been yet learned as to the identity of the
two yachts which were found wrecked in
' tbe middle of Lake Michigan yesterday.
It is surmised, however, that they are .the
Sable and the I go, which left Chicago ono
week ago last Tnesdav. They belong to
and were sailed, by James and Joseph
Reaupre, of this city. The Sable was the
larger of the two and had in tow tho Igo.
There were on board besides the Beaupre
brothers, their cousins, Abo and John
Deroushe. of Muskegon. They were on a
fishing and hunting trip along tho east
shore of the lake and wero duo here last
Saturday, but have not returned.
THE ILL-FATED SEA WING.
Statement of the Captain and Clerk of tho
Steamer as to the Lake Pepin Disaster.
St. Paul, July 17. Captain Wethern and
six of the crew of the ill-fated steamer Sea
WTing, which was wrecked at Lake City
Sunday night, arrived in this city yester
day afternoon, and Government Inspectors
Yeager and Kuapp are conducting an in
vestigation of affairs behind closed doors.
Captain Wethern and Clerk Nilcs have
given to the presa a statement of the disas
ter. They say the steamer Sea Wing had.
been recently inspected and found to be in
good condition, and, with the barge she
had in company, was allowed 250 passen
gers. The crew of tho boat was: Cap
tain, D. W. Wethern; mate. M. T. Sparks;
clerk, E. M. Niles; engineer, Will SparkB;
fireman, Hank Hope; crew, Will and Harry
Niles, Wrest Willie, Charles Neal, Warren
Sparks. There wero on the boat and barge
200 floats. 187 cork and tule lifo-preservers
and seven good skiffs, with twenty-eight
good oars. The boat left Diamond Bluff at
7:40 a. m., with eleven passengers; Trenton,
at 8:30, with twenty-two more, and Red
Wing, at 10, with 114 from that point, mak
ing a total of 147 passengers. As the boat
was about to return from Lake City, there
wero two ladies from the steamer Wanderer
and eight men from the steamer Undine
who wished to take passage to Red Wing on
the steamer Sea Wing. Ten more, who wero
residents of Lake City, and who wanted to
go to Red Wing, came aboard. Thus the
list would have been about 175, but some
few who came down on the excursion
failed to get back before the
boat left Lake City, hence the number of
Eassengers was under 175. The boat left
akeCityct 8 o'clock and proceeded up
the lake about five miles. When the storm
struck tho boat it was completely and in
stantly overturned. Captain Wethern was
at the wheel and did all in his power to
keep the boat headed into the wind, and
remained in tbe pilot-house until complete
ly submerged, when he broke through the
side and succeeded in reaching shore. The
engineer stood at his post until tbe water
filled the engine-room, and then made his
escape. When the boat upset there was no
water in her hull and nothing but tho force
of the wind upset her. The barge was cot
cut loose until the steamer capsized, and
then only to 6avo it from being swamped.
The boat was built at Diamond Bluff and
was only three years old,and was well built
throughout, machinery and alL The boat's
tonnage was 10.55 tons. The crew were
all men who understood their business. No
liqnors wero on board, and none of tbe
crew drank a drop that day, and more, none
of tho crew were drinking men. When tho
boat left Lake City the storm seemed to
have passed, and the crew deemed it 6afe
to start. The passengers also wanted to go
and so the boat started out on her return.
Tho life-preservers were such as the in
spector ordered, and were all in good con
dition. ' The boat was to start at 5 o'clock.
but most of the people from Red Wing
wished to remain until after the dress par
ade at 7. Hence the boat delayed until 8
o'clock before starting.
One body was found this morning, that
of a little girl named Rosie Rahder. This
makes the ono-hundred-and-tirst body re
covered, and it is now believed that all are
out of the water. At least no more missing
. are reported, and the only possibility' is
that eoiho strangers may have been aboard
BARGE CUT IN TWO.
Excursion Steamer Runs Into Another Boat,
Causing the Loss of a Life and Much Damage.
Detroit, July 17. This evening, at 6:30, as
the steamer City of Detroit, with three ex-,
cursion parties aboard, was just within the
city limits.her steam steering apparatus gave
out in somo unaccountable manner, and
she sheered about and ran into the steam
barge Kesota, owned in Cleveland, cutting
her completely in two amidships. The Ke
eota's cargo was iron ore, and it slid info
the river, holding the severed parts under
water, leaving the bow and stern above
water, with the City cf Detroit
directly over her. Captain Fick and
.a crew of seventeen were rescued
by row-boats and yachts that were
in the vicinity of the accident at
the time. The mother, an aged lady,
name unknown, of the steward, was
drowned, and the captain's wife was saved
by a seaman diving after her as she was
sinking. Judge Nuchols. of Batavia, O.,
an excursionist on the City, was quite se
verely injured by the breaking of some
shrouds. His son and three or four other
passengers were slightly hurt, all of whom,
except the Judge, are able to continue
their trip up the lakes. While tho passen
gers were considerably frightened, there
was no panic. The passengers were re
moved by two steamers sent down from
this city. This, however, was merely pre
cautionary, as she followed them into her
dock. Her damage to hull is placed at $20,
000, and she will be on the dry -docks for
three weeks. Tho Kesota was valued at
$120,000, and is a total wreck. The valuo
of the cargo is not known at present.
Yacht Run Down and Five Lives Lost.
Utica, N. Y., July 17. The steamer St.
Lawrence collided with the pleasure yacht
Catherine in the St. Lawrence river near
Alexandria bay to-night Of a party of
twelve on the yacht five were drowned.
They were: Edward Pemberton, Mrs. Ed
ward Pemberton, Mrs. W. D. Hart, Miss
Margaret Henry and engineer John Sene
scall. They were all from Bradford, Pa.,
except Senescall, and are people well known
in social circles thero.
Tho accident is described by Captain
Estes, of the St Lawrence, as follows:
"After we came into the American channel
the elecric search-light was turned off, in
accordance with the laws, and I saw the
Catherine approaching on the starboard
bow. I gave two whistles, and the captain
of the Catherine answered, but instead of
keeping on the starboard side, as ho sig
naled, tried to cross our bow and take the
port side. Wbcu I saw this I rang to re
vere tho engine, and we were backing as
hard as wo could, when we 6truck the
yacht. The boats were lowered, but after
cruising about only seven were saved."
Victor Oxley, of Bradford, was injured
about the leg. The bodies qi the drowned
have not yet been recovered. Tho yacht
sank five minutes after the collision.
Robt. Geret, of Syracuse, saved the lives of
Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Berry, of Bradford, as
they were being drawn under the steamer.
Population of ew York City.
Washington, July 17. Superintendent
Porter, of tho Census Office, to-day com
pleted the official rough count of tbe popu
lation of the city of New York. The result
hows a population of 1.513.501, which is an
increase of about 25.4 per cent during tho
last decade. The population according to
the census of 18S0 was 1,'JOtS.SlD. an increase
of 23 per cent The increase from lfcttO to
1870 was 17 per cent The Superintendent
of the Census states that this is tbe first
and only estimate of tbe population of New
York city which has been made by the Cen
sus Bureau officials.
Special Kates for Patriarchs Militant
Chicago, July 17. The generalissimo has
made arrangements with all railroads run
ning into this city for a special rate on tho
occasion of tho cautonment of Patriarchs
Militant and triennial parade of the I. O. O.
F.. to be held in this city Aug. 3 to 10. It is
expected that over 50,000 Odd-follows will
be in attendance
LOTTERIES TO BE SQUELCHED
Postmaster-General Wanauiaker Pre
pares a Bill to Suppress the Evil.
He Wants Concrew to Give niia Authority to
Refuse Delivery of Tostal Orders or Letters
to Agencies of the Lottery Companies.
Another Lie About the President and
Secretary Blaino Promptly Nailed.
An Italian Who Says the Fadrone System Doea
Not Exist in America Limiting Delate in
the Senate Nominated to Office,
LOTTERIES AND THE MAILS.
Efforts of the Postmaster-General to Remedy
Defects in the Present Law.
Special to the Indianapolis journal.
Washington, July 17. The President
and the Postmaster-general have been in
consultation for some time as to a measure
which will enable the Postmaster-general
to suppress the traffic in lottery tickets
through the mails, and a bill has been pre
pared by the Postmaster-general which
will be promptly and favorably acted upon
by the Senate committee on postoffices and
post-roads. It is believed the bill will rem
edy the defects in the existing law and ac
complish what is desired. There are al
ready several statutes prohibiting the use
or tho mails by lotteries, but whenever the
Fostoffice Department brings a case into
court it always fails to get a verdict either
because of defect in the law or defects in
the case. Among other suggestions which
the Postmaster-general has made, and
wnich will be embodied in the new statute,
is a provision authorizing the postal au
thorities to refuse to deliver mail, postal
orders and registered letters to tho agen
cies of lottery companies themselves.
The existing laws forbid the delivery of
registered letters to lottery companies, but
it is evaded by having letters addressed to
banks, express companies and other acents.
Another suggestion by the Postmaster-general
is to strike out the word "fraudulent"
before the word "lottery," aa the word il
legal" has already been stricken out so
that tho department may be authorized to
refuse to carry mails for all lotteries,
whether they are fraudulent or not Tho
postoffice committee of the House has been
indiffrent on the subject all winter, al
though several times urged to consider it by
the Postmaster-general. The work will
therefore bo commenced by the Senate, and
if the bill is passed at that end of the Cap
itol it is believed that the Representatives
will take it up.
AN OFT-RECURRLNO LIE.
Renewal of the Falsehood About the Presi
dent nil a Secretary Blaine.
fipeciil to the Indianapolis Journal.
Washington, July 17. The published
reports about the intended resignation of
Mr. Blaine are absurd. His relations with
the President are as pleasant as they ever
were, and when he left hero for Bar
Harbor on the same train that took the
President to. Cane May they wero as
cordial and confidential as any two men in
the world. Nothing has occurred since
that time to disturb their harmony, and tho
statements that their relations are other
wise are only inspired by thoso who would
have it so. While the President is not ho
enthusiastic as Mr. Ulaine in regard o tho
tatter's plan of reciprocity he has indorsed
it. and he shares tbe views of his Secretary
of State affecting other pending legislation.
ITALIAN SLAVE LABOR,
A Native of the Sunny Clime Who Says Ther
Is No Padrone System in America.
Washington, July 17. The House com
mittee on immigration to-day heard a state
ment by Dr. Verdi, of this city, himself a
native of Italy, upon the subject of the
padrone system. His statement was main
ly in refutation of those made by preceding
witnesses respecting the existenco of a sys
tem of Italian slave labor in this country.
He said that he had lived for forty years in
the United States and had never yet found
an Italian laborer who worked under a
padrone, The Italians were not fools, and
were not to be gulled so easily into sur
rendering themselves voluntarily into
slavery. In 1SS7 the Italian government
had appointed a commission to examine
the emigration system, and as a result a
law had been passed which, while recog
nizing personal rights, guarded against un
restricted emigration assisted by unworthy
persons for personal gain. The steamship
agents were placed under bonds; provision
was made for the safety and comfort of
emigrants, and a prohibition was placed
upon the emigration of any class of persons
whose emigration was forbidden by tho
laws of the country to which they sought
to go. Italy needed all of her citizens,
and was doing all she could to keep them.
If there were evils existing under the
padrone system, the law could reach them.
If Italian or any other people made volun
tary contracts to render service he could
not be called a slave. As a matter of fact
there was a good deal of iealousy felt to
ward the Italian laborers becauso of their
sobriety, intelligence and skilL New York
was hardly the best place to secure an ac
curate estimato of the character of the
Italian immigrant They were new to tho
country, very poor and wero compelled to
huddlo together as best they could. After
a time, however, they found work, paid
their debts and became creditable citizens.
Representative Oates, who had been a
member of the Ford committee of the last
Congress, described succinctly tbe results
of the investigation of that committee in
Mulberry street, New York, into tho
padrone system, and said that he had little
doubt that the Italian restrictive law cited
by Dr. Verdi, which had not been in opera
tion before this year, would be of great
benefit in preventing the immigration of
an undesirable element
Mr. Allison Offers a Resolution In the Sen
. ate Intended to Limit Debate.
Washington, July 17. In the Senate to
day Mr. Allison oflered a resolution, which,
he said, he would not ask immediate action
on, making it in order, at any time, to move
that debate on any amendment or on all
amendments, to appropriation bills be lim
ited to hve minutes for each Senator, the
question on such motion to bo determined
without debate. He remarked that such
resolutions had been frequently adopted by
Important Offices Filled by the President
Washington, July 17. The President
sent the following nominations to the
Senate to-day: "
To bo general arrral?en of merchandlseJ.
Lewis t?tackpole, of 3Iasaachusotti; Henderson
W. fcjoiuervllle, of Alabama; Ferdinana N. iliurt
leff. of Oregon.
Oliver L. palding, of Michigan, to be AsMstant
Secretary of the Treasury, vice George C
Eugene H. New, of North Dakota, to be recUter
of tho land oflice at Bismarck, N. IX; Asa Fisher,
of North Dakota, to be receiver of public moneys
at Bismarck, N. D.
Edward P. Seeds, of Iowa, to be Associate
Justice of the feupreine Court of the Territory of
Postmaster Thomas Lucas, Lawrencehurg,
Wanted to Shoot a Correspondent.
Washington, Jnly 17. There was some
excitement in tho House press gallery this