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SSiw frWn'EHJ'tfWuti r irj (.-nwFB- ,v-r,WTw .ilfi. JVw& OTUl H&tittn&l ttiils&tt VOL. XXV. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1891. 16 PAGES. NO. 46 H'l a I rn THE TREASURY VACANCY. SIGNIFICANT MESSAGE FROM PRESI DENT HARRI80N. Tito Proprieties of tlio OcoftHion DIhcubbciI Unduo Hnsto and Even Indelicacy Im posed Upon tho President nnd iho Son ato by Existing taw. Tho President yesterday sent to the Senate and Houso tho following message In regard to the vacancy in tho Treasury caused by tho death of Secretary Wlndom: Tho sudden death of tho Hon. Wlllintn Wlndom, Secretary of tho Treasury, in Now York on tho evening of tho 29th instant, has directed my nt teutlou to tho present statoof tho law as to tho filling of n vacancy occasioned by tho death of tho head of a Department. I transmit herewith nn opinion of tho Attorney General, from which it will bo seen that under tho statutes in force no ofllccr in tho Treasury Department or other persons designated by mo can exorcise tho duties of Secretary of tho Treasury for a longer period than ton days. This limitation is, I am sure, unwiso, and necessarily involves iu such a caso as that now presented unduo hasto,and ovon indellcaoy. Tho President should not bo required to take up tho question of tho selection of a successor be ioro tho last offices of affection and respect have been paid to tho dead. If tho proprieties of an occasion as sad as that which now overshadows us aro observed, possibly ono-half of tho brief timo allowed Is gone bolore, with duo regard to tho decencies, of Hie. tho President and tlioso with whom ho should udvlso can take up the consideration of tho grave duty of selecting a head for one of tho greatest Departments of tho Government. Hasty action by tho Senate is also necessarily involved, and geographical limitations aro practically imposed by tho necessity of selecting somo one who can reach tho Capital and tako tho necessary oath of office boioro tho expiration of tho ten days. It may bo a very proper restriction of the power of tho President in his conviction that ho shall not designate, for any groat length of time, u person to discharge tho important duties who has not been confirmed by tho Senate; but there would seem to bo no reason why one of tho Assistant Secretaries of tho Dopartment wherein tho vacancy exists miurht not discharge tho duties of Secretary until a successor is sclsetcd, confirmed, and qualified. Tho inconvenience of this limitation was mado apparent at tho time of tho death of Secretary lolger. President Arthur, In that ea6e, allowed ono ot tho Assistant Secretaries, who had been designated to act in the abseuco of tho Secretary, to continue iu tho discharge of such duties for a furthor term of ton days, and then mado a temporary appointment as Secre tary, in order to securo tho consideration that ho ueeded infilling this important plnce. I recommend such a modification ot tho exist ing laws as will permit tho first or solo assistant, or In tho case of tho Treasury Department, where tho assistants aro not graded, that one who may bo designated by tho President, to dis charge tho duties of tho head ;of the Department until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Attorney General, in his opinion trans mitted with tho President's message, says it seems to him impossible to escape tho effect of section 180 of the Revised Statutes in limiting to a period of ten days the timo during which tho vacant office may be filled either by tho stat utory succession or tho designation of the Presi dent. In conclusion tho Attorney General says: Upon tho whole, I am of tho opinion that tho ratural and proper construction ot these sections covers a legislative purpose that a vacancy caused by death or resignation In tho office of Secretary of tho Treasury shall bo permanently filled by Constitutional appointmont within ten days. It may bo that the action of an Assistant Secretary of tho Treasury utter tho expiration of ten days would not bo invalid, being the action of an officer, de facto, but tho statute, even if directory, is no less obligatory upon those called upon to uct under it than if mandatory, although tho legal effect of action or non-action under such statute may bo very different. Assistant Secretary Nettlcton returned to Washington Friday evening, and is now acting as Secretary of tho Treasury, under a designa tion issued by tho President several months ago authorizing him to act in that capacity in tho absence of Secretary Wlndom. "WIIAT SENATOlt SPOONEIt SAi'S. Senator Spooner, in conversation with a per sonal friend, said Friday morning last, soon after the news of Secretary Windom's death, when tho suggestion was rather prematurely mado that ho intent bo selected to succeed him: "No ! It cannot bo. It is too soon oven to talk of s'ich a thing, and were it later on I would not think of it. 1 am sorry to know that newspaper men begin so soon, whilo Mr. Windom's remains aro only In prepara tion for interment, to speculate about bis successor. But this I say most em phatically: 1 am not of tho financial training to permit mo conscientiously to accept thcTreas ury portfolio, Tho President would not think of offering it to me, aud if ho did, I would not accept. Pleaso stop this nouseuso and gossip, if you can, about my going into a Cabinet posi tion," FUNERAL OF MR. WINDOM, Congress, Tho Supremo Court, nnd Other Official Ilodios Will Attend. Tho houso of tho lato Secretary Wlndom was closed to visitors yesterday. A few intimate friouds were admitted, however, and were per mitted to gaze upon tho well-known face of tho dead financier. It is still somewhat discolored, however, and it was thought best not to have the body He in state for public inspection. Both the Senate and tho House appointed committees to attend tho funeral tomorrow, and in addition there will bo a general attend ance of Congressmen. Both Houses also ad journed until 3 P. M. to-morrow to enable members to attend the funeral of Mr. AVindom. A meeting of the Minnesota Senators and Representatives and of the citizens of Minne sota residing in Washington was held in the room of the Senate Committee on Pensions yes terday to tako oppioprlato action respecting the memory of tho lato Mr, Wlndom, and besides the adoption of resolutions of condolence it was decided to proceed to-mono w In a body to tho funeral. An adjourned meeting of tho principal offi cers of the Treasury Department was hold yes torday afternoon. Assistant Secretary Spauld iug presided. A special committee submitted, and the meeting adopted, n fitting tribute from Mr. Windom's recent associates and subordin ates in tho Department. It was also decided to attend the funeral in a body, The Justices of tho Supremo Court will at tend tho funeral of tho late Secretary Wlndom in a body. Tho court, when itad journed Friday afternoon, did 60 to meet ut 13 o'clock Monday. There will, however, be no regular session at that timo. Justice Bradley will bo tho only Justice to como to tho court-room, and he will at onco declare tho court In recess until after tho funeral. EXPEDITING PENSION CLAIMS. Iiong-Pcndlng Cases to Ho Spcodily Ex amined nnd Disposed Of. Secretary Noblo is taking active measures to oxpedlto tho adjudication of claims in tho Pen sion Bureau, particular attention being given to those cases which aro not represented by attor neys and to cases which, for one reason or an other, have beon pending In tho burentt for n longtime. In thin matter tho Secictaryls re ceiving tho earnest cooperation and assistance of Commissioner Raum. During tho last yoar or so several of the States, by their respective legislatures, have designated au officer to como to Washington and make an examination of all pending claims of ex-soldiers of their icspec tlvo States, with a view to securing tho ueeded evidence to bring them to a final examination and disposition. "Tho Secretary In this connec tion has given instructions that these State of ficers bo given every necessary facility iu their work, and that if required a small detail of clerks bo mado to aid in tho pieparation of the claims In which they aro specially interested. The Sccictary has also directed that tho members of tho ex amining forco In tho field bo instructed to dc voto a share of their attention to these long pending claims, whether they are represented by attorneys or not.' An examination of tho records of tho Pension Bureau discloses tho fact that there are only about twelve thousand cases on file which aro not represented by attorneys. These will be taken up by a board appointed for the purpose and proceed to a final determination. This board is required to oxerciso overy care that could bo taken by an attorney nnd to fully consider and give just weight to oyeryfavorablo fact disclosed in tho record in these cases. NOTHING TO DO WITH M'KINIiEY. Commotion Created in Caniulu Over Secre tary Elaine'H Denial. Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 31. A commotion has been created here by Secretary Blaine's denial of the ministerial announcements that negotia tions wero under way for reciprocity arrange ments between Canada and the United States. Sir John MacDonald, in an Interview to-day, said: "I have never stated that negotiations for partial reciprocity wcro opened. There was somo filendly talk not amounting to negotiations, which tho government was very glad to have, and which it submitted to the imperial government. I huvo stated, and I wish to reiterate, that Mc Kinley's. friends mado overy effort to prevent any concessions in favor of Canada. I stated that because I hod it from tho mouths of those who wero in communication with McKinloy on tho matter. Peisonally, I have had nothing to do with McKinloy.'' Woman's Genius to Bo Developed. A bill drafted by Mrs. Charlotte Smith to create a woman's industrial committee for rep resentation at tho World's Fair in 1S93 has been sent to tho Governors of States whoso legis latures are now in session with a view of having it introduced in those bodies. Tho purpose of this proposed measure is to enable tho industrial women 'of those States to receive proper recog nition, and to encourage and develop tho genius of women, Many Pension Bills Passed. The Senate yesterday passed 110 bills, among them bills giving pensions of $50 a month to tho widows of Gen. Buell, Gen. Starkweather, Maj. Gordon, of tho Fifth Cavalrv; Gen. Pe louze, Lieut. Col. Leo, Brig. Gen. Abraham Duryee, aud Gen. Edward F. Noyes. Also tho House bill granting a pension of $100 a month to Gen. Franz Sigel. The bill to pension Mary Anno Dougherty was objected to and wentover. Pulitzer's Gilt to Paris. Paws, Jan. 31. M. Bartholdi is at present engaged in giving tko llnlsnlng touches to a 'roup, heroic in size, which is to bo presented by Mr. Jpseph Pulitzer, proprietor of tho Now York World, to tho City of Paris. Tho group represents Washington and Lafayette grasping hands, Gen. Lafayette holding in his disengaged hand tho entwined banners of Franco and of tho United States. Tho site, it is thought, will bo either in tho open space behind tho new opera house or on tho Placo des Etats Unis. Tremendous Sensation in Portugal. Oi'OitTO, Jan. 81. A tremendous sensation has been caused hero by what may turn out to bo a revolution against tho authority of tho government. Three legimcuts of infantry openly revolted to-day; Tho remaluder of tho garrison, including tho municipal guaid, ro maius loyal to tho government. Tho popula tion of Oporto holds aloof from tho movement at present, It is alleged that tho object of tho mutineers is to establish a Portuguese lepublic. Later, Tho revolt has boon suppressed and order is onco more restored to this city. Largest Armor Castings Ever Made. Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 81. Englueer-in-Chlof Melvlllo and Licuts. McEwell and Perry, of tho Navy, witnessed tho pouring of tho 75,-000-pound easting for tho manufacture of Gov ernment armor and plates at tho Bethlehem Iron Company's ordnance works hero this after noon. Tho casting is tho largest over made. Tho officials are delighted with tho success of the operation. Disastrous Firo in Maryland. IIaqerstown, Md., Jan. 31. A ilro which originated in! the cutting room of thollagers town Glass Works, an industry but recently established here, this evening destroyed the building, & large frame structure, together with a conslderablo'portlon of tho stock on hand and tho principal part of tho machinery. Tho loss Is estimated at $20,000, with an insurance of $13,000. Senatorial Situation in Dakota. Pierue, S. D., Jan. 81. The Senatorial situa tion continues a possibility that no election will be held this session aud Governor Molletto will appoint Senator Moody for two years. Tho In dependents stand firm,' and declare that they prefer a Republican to hold tho position for two years rather than bo compelled to vote for any Republican. To Deprive District Boys of Tobacco. Tho Senate yesterday passed the bill to pro hibit tho sale of tobacco to minors under six teen years of ago in tho District of Columbia. U. S. Steamer Rush Returns. San Fhancjsco, Cal., Jan. 81. United States steamer Richard Rush arrived this morning from a cruise. THE FORCE BILL IS DEAD. AUTHORITATIVE ANNOUNCEMENT BY REPUBLICAN SENATORS. Tho Cloture Rule Also Abandoned A IIopolesH Struggle? Important. Public Business Will Now Proceed No Neces sity for an Extra Session of Congress. Senator Aldrich returned to Washington from Rhode Island yesterday morning. Dur ing the morning hour ho was busily engaged In consulting with a number of his Republican colleagues upon tho condition of tho business of tho Senate and the prospects of a successful outcome of a further attempt to securo tho pas sago of tho cloture mlo and tho Elections bill. It was found that there was a pronounced In disposition on the part of a number of Repub lican Senators to again enter upon what they regal d ns'n hopeless struggle, in view of tho fact that tho Republican "bolters" are still presumably of tho same mind bb they were wheu they voted to lay tho cloture rule aside. Consequently It may bo 6tatcd with positive ness that tho managers of tho Elections bill have finally decided to abandon tho measure in tho interest of Important public business re maining to bo acted upon. As a result of this decision, it is conceded on both sides of the chnmber that tho necessity for an extra session of Congress disappears. The decision has been communicated to the Democratic Senators. AFTER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE Dr. Murpliy Retires from Columbia Hos pital Friendly Parting "Words. Tho resignation of Dr. P. J. Murphy as surgeon in charge of Columbia Hospital has been accepted by the board of directors of that institution, and Dr. Rush R. Shippen, the presi dent, and Messrs. H. A. Wlllard and F. H. Smith have joined in a letter expressing tho pei son nl regard and respect of the members of the hoard for Dr. Murphy, and also manifesting their hi eh estimation of his professional abili ties. Tho letter is as follows: In behalf of tho board of directors of Co lumbia Hospital wo aro requested to convey to you an expression of their sincero and friendly personal regard. In accepting your resignation us surgeon in charge thoy gratefully recognize tho skillful management with which for so many years you have curried the Institution to a high ftatc of efficiency and wido lame. You nlso have tho lite-long satisfaction of deep gratitude from tho many patients who have experienced benefit at your hands. Alter your many years of service we note with regret and heartielt sympathy that it is by long continued illness that you lcel moved to ask re lief lrom vour arduous duties and heavy respon sibility. With this relief and rest wo earnestly hopo that you may find renewed health nnd strength, aud enjoy long-continued life nnd use fulness. With renewed assurances of our cordial per sonal regard and with all best wishes wo remain very respectfully yours. Dr. Murphy has been iu charge of Columbia Hospital duiing nineteen years, and kiss de voted tho best years of his life to the arduous duties of that very lesponslblo position. Dur ing that period many of tho most difficult and dangerous surgical operations in cases peculiar to females wero performed at this institution, nt which treatment is limited to diseases pecu liar to women and lying-in nsylums, and the record made during these two decades compares favorably with thnt of any hospital In the world. Dr. Muiphy has gone to Baltimore to make a brief social visit, aud upon his return to this city ho will resume his professional practice. His home and office will bo in tho pleasant house, No. 1324 Massachusetts avenue, which was recently purchased by him. The Liate Ool. Alexander. Tho lato Col. Charles M. Alexander died at his lesldenco in this city Tuesday, January 27, at 7 o'clock P. M. Ho was born In 1832 In Woodford County, Ky., married a Miss Dow !n Louisville, Ky., and soon after, in 1850, removed to this city, whero ho established a lucrative business as patent solicitor. At the breaking out of tho War of tho Rebellion, ho, as a member of the "National Rules," wub ono of tho first to como to tho rer-cuo of the National Capital, serving three months as a private In tho organization. After tho expiration of that service ho assisted In raising tho regiment first known as "President's Guard" and after ward as Second D. C. Voluuteer Infantry and was mustered Into service as major in February, 1802. In Juno following ho was pro moted to tho colonelcy of tho regiment and was in command of it until tho expiration of his term of service iu 1805. His command was stationed In tho yiclnlty of Washington. Ho novor forgot or failed to recognize ono of bis soldiers, and was always tho friend of tho humble, &ud ready to lend a help ing hand to tho unfortunate. Bartholdi Won't Go to Chicago. Paris, Jan. 31. Referrlug to tho delay in constructing tho buildings for tho World's Fair in Chicago, M. Bartholdi, in an lutervlow to day, said that tho timo before tho opening of mo a air was so snort mat no uac his intention to offer an exhibit. News Notes. Governmont receipts yesterday, S4,012,030. Tho Military Academy Appropriation bill wus passed by tho Houso yesterday. I. R. Talley has been appointed postmaster at Black Walnut, and It. K, Whaley at Brown's Store, Va. Tho Treasury Department's first purohaso of silver bullion for February will bo mado next Wednesday. Tho Army Appropriation bill was passed by tho Senate and now goes to committee for settlement of tho differences between the two Houses. Tho Senato passed a bill allowing tho legal representatives of tho lato Israel Kimball 810,000 for tho use by tho Government ot tho canceling dio invented by him. Tho Senato passed tho bill appropriating 817,000 to pay the olalm of Dr. John U. Read, aa royalty on all rlfio projectiles with iron sabots used by tho Government. Tho bill appropriating S300.000 for tho con struction of now buildings and enlargement of tho military post at Pinttsburg, N, Y has passed both Houses of Cougiess. The Senato passed tho Joint resolution for tho iippoiutraont of William Preston Johnston, of Louisiana, on tho Smithsonian Board of Regents, vice Noah Porter, of Connecticut, resigned. CLEVELAND AND IIILiIj meet Fnco to Face at a, Banquet Smiles and Bows, But no Speeches. New York, Jan. 81. At a dinner given to night at the Manhnttan Club by Senator Wil liam L. Brown to tho governors of the club and a fow others ex-Presldcnt Grover Clovoland and Governor David B. Hill met each other face to face. The centennial banquet nt tho Metropol itan Houso two years ago was tho Inst occasion upon which they me' '-ice then they have been as strangers, auu ..muy things written nnd 6ald of tho two men only tended to widen tho breach. To this condition of affairs was duo tho great Interest taken in their meeting at tho dinner to-night, although tho affair was a strictly pri vate one. Ex-Presldcnt Cleveland arrived at 7 o'clock and moved about among tho guests, shaking hands and conversing In a most pleas ant? manner. At 7:15 o'clock tho banqueters, thirty two In number, entered the library room where the table was set. Tho table wae in the form of an oval. At tho head sat Senator Brown with Lieut. Governor Jones on his left, and a seat for Governor Hill, who had not at that time arrived, on his right. At tho op posite end of the tablo was Frederick R. Coudert, the president of tho club. Ex-Presi-dent Cleveland occupied a seat on his right and Benjamin Wood on his left. At 9 o'clock Governor Hill was announced. As ho entered tho room every ono arose and applauded. The Governor advanced to his seat, bowed to Senator Brown, and then, look ing directly at Mr. Cleveland, 6mlled and boAved. Mr. Clevelnnd as pleasantly returned tho recognition. Tho Governor then bowed to tho other gentlemen und took his seat. Among those present wero Senator Brice, of Ohio; David Gilbert, Edward Schell, Robert Maclny, Robert Taylor, J. Edward Simmon, J. J. Baldwin, Judge Allen, Commissioner Thomas F. Gilroy, Corporation Counsel Clarke, Frank T. Fitzeerald, John T. Agnew, Walter Stanton, John Howe, Jr., E. D.Farrel, Herman Oel- rlchs, aenator Goodwin, and Judges O'Biicn, Lawrence, and speeches made. Van Brunt. There were no Daring Thieves Captured. For several weeks the commission merchants doing business on Louisiana avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets, have been systemati cally robbed of butter, eggs, cheese, apples and other articles. On Wednesday evening tho store of Mr. B. C. Hendrickson, 921 Louisiana avenue, was robbed of twenty cases of eggs and four boxes of oranges. La6t night Officer Heller secreted himself In the rear of Ratcliffe & Darr's auction-house, di rectly opposite the rear of 021 Louisiana avenue, and arrested Bill Dade, a notorious negro crook, who, with two confederates, broke into tho place and attempted to- carry off goods. They had a wagon with them to carry away tho plunder. The other two thieves gave their names as John Higgins and William Grayson at the station. 1 . i Gen. Spinner Memorial Association Met atl40S G street on Saturday, the presi dent, Miss Stoner in the chair. The minutes of tho previous meeting were read by the recording secretary, Mrs. G. R. Leonard, and approved. Miss Rosenburgh, correspond ing secretary, then read the draft of tho constitution as recommended by the commit tee on constitution, which was afterward read section by section, amended, and approved. A recess of five minutes was then taken td en able ladies present to sign the roll of membership. Mrs. II. N. Ralston read a brief statement of the work of the committee. Tho enthusiasm continues on the increase, and tho meeting was largely attended by both women in Government Departments aud others outside. A Coming Concert. One of tho chief attractions of tho Garfield entertainment to begin on Thursday of this week will be the grand concert on Saturday night at tho Rifles' Araorv. The musical com mittee consists of Mrs. Gardner Hubbard, Mrs. Senator Hawley, Mrs. Alex. Graham Bell, Mrs. Lander, and Mrs. Stanley Brown. Those vol unteering assistance aro Miss Shepherd, Miss Emma Prall, Miss Harlan, Miss Hattio Gres bam, Miss Katie Gordon, of Minneapolis. Minn., who comes to Washington to sing at this con cert; Miss Birdio Lucas, violinist; Ml6s Bertha Lincoln, Mrs. Kasper, Mrs. Owens, Professor Nauman, Miss Lottie Mills, Mr. Keeling, and tho Washington Musical Club, Messrs. Xunder, Rakeman, and MIersch. Tickets, $1, to bo had at Motzerott's, at Brentano's, or from the com mittee. The War in Chili. Buenos Ayhes, Jan. 31. Further advices re colved here from Chill aro to tho effect that after several skirmishes tho government troops succeeded in recapturing PlBnguau. It is also learned thnt tho insurgents have occupied Taltala. Appeal to the People Silver Money. Tho National Executive Silver Committee has prepared an address to Congress and tho people in regard to the pending financial legis lation, which makes an argument in favor of the Increased uso of silver as money. Monument to Chief Justice Chase. Senator Sherman yesterday introduced a bill appropriating $25,000 for a monument to Chief Justice Chase In the city of Washington. The Cruiser Newark Accepted. Tho Secretary of the Navy yesterday formally accepted the cruiser Newark, and ordered that sbo be put in commission at Philadelphia to morrow. Illinois Senatorial Contest, SriuNaFiELDjwlLL., Jan. 81. At tho joint session of tho legislature to-day no quoiuni be ing present an adjournment was then taken to Monday, - - . Telegraphic Uriel's. Tippoo-Tib has arrived at Bagunioyo. Tho Koch method of treatment has received somo damaging critioism in Berlin during tho week. A complimentary dinner was tendered to Henry M. Stanley by tho New York Press Club at Dolmonico's last night. Sir Arthur Sullivan's grand opera "Ivnnhno" wnsi successfully produced last night nt Mr, D'Oyly Curto's now opera houso, London, A terrific galo hns swept over tho Irish Sea. A number of small craft foundered during the storm in Queenstowu Harbor. .JP.xJ.rt8 ,of spoolo from Now York last week. $011,103 silvoi and 58,507 gold. Imports of specie, S10.531 gold aud 8151,401 silver. AT THE BAR OF THE HOUSE. OWNBEY TO BE ARRAIGNED TO MORROW FOR CONTEMPT. Know-Nothing WltnosBosTostlfyinglJoforo tho Silver Bool Investigating Commit tee Senator Cameron tlio Only Specu lator. Tho silver pool investigating committee yes terday received a message from tho special dep uty sent after Ownboy, stating that ho had taken Ownbey iuto custody, and would have him hero Monday. As It will bo necessary to first bring Ownboy beforo'tho bar of tho Houso tho committee adjourned until 2 o'clock to morrow afternoon. Among tho persons ex amined yesterday by tho silver pool Investigat ing committee wore J. McDonald, cashier of tho Hanover National Bank of New York; John W. Hedenberg, tho Chicago real estate dealer, and Ropresentatlves Payson and Perkins. Each of theso witnesses declared that ho had no interest himself, know of no Govern ment officer who had an interest in tho purchase of silver, and had novor heard any Senator, Rep resentative, or any Government officer state that he had bought silver for speculative pur poses. Congressman Perkins denied tho published intimations that ho might have some Informa tion or knowledgo pertaining to silver pools, and that he had suggested to tho Speaker the appointment of Mr. Peel as a momber of tho committee. Ho knew nothing, either directly or indirectly, with regard to any Senator or Representative or any other person being en gaged In silver speculation, except that Senator Cameron, after Senator Vest testified, had said to him that tho statements mado were true. m t t i , - CRISPI CAUSES A CRISIS. Defeated uiid Angry, Ho Resigns, But tho King Don't Want Him to Go. Rome, Jan. 31. In tho debate to-day in the Chamber of Deputies on the spirit taxes bill Signor Crispi, the Prime Minister, urged that the taxes proposed by the government were im peratively necessary to prevent Italy from falling again to tho servile condition sho was In, as regards foreign powers, In 1874. The Conservative members of tho Chamber who wero In office In 1874 protested in an up roarious manner against tho language of the Prime Minister. Finally tho present Minister of Public Works, who was a member of tho cabinet in 187-1, left the treasury bench, amid much enthusiasm on the thepait of the Con servatives. Signor Crispi was greatly agitated aud be came deathly pale. He tried to explain his words, but he could not bo heard above tho howls of his opponents. The bill was finally rejected, a large majority of the members vot ing against it. When tho result of the vote was made known Signor Crispi announced that ho would resign. The crisis is complete. It is doubtful whether Signor Crispi will bo able to reconstruct the cabinet. King Humbert received Premier Crispi, but declined to accept his resignation until ho had further considered the situation. CELEBRATION BY INVENTORS. President Harribon Will Preside nt. tho Oponiug Ceremonies. Tho President has consented to preside at tho opening ceremonies of tho celebration of tho beginning of tho second century of tho American patent system by the inventors and'1 manufacturers, to bo held iu this city April 8, 1891. Subsequent meetings will bo presided over by tho Secretary of the interior. Hon. Frederick Fraley, president of tho National Board of Trade; Professor S. P. Langloy, secretary of tho Smithsonian Institution; Edison, Bell, Gray, Brush, Thomson, Houston, Westlnghouse, and other prominent inventors are oxpected to tako pait in the celebration. A special reception will bo given to inventors and manufacturers and tho ladles who accom pany them by tho Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Patents, on tho evening of April 8, at tho Patent Office, which is being specially prepared for tho occasion. On tho 10th of April, which is tho anniversary of tho sigulug of tho first American patent law by George Washington, an excursion will bo mado to Mt. Vernon, whero an address will be delivered upon "Washington as an In ventor." Death of Arctic Explorer Schwatka. Mason City, Iowa, Jan. 31. Lieut. Schwatka, of Arctic fame, died hero this morn ing. Lieut. Schwatka wasjfatally injured yesterday whilo ascending tho stairway of tho Park notel, When near the top ho fell backward over tho banister to tho iloor beneath, breaking his noso and several libs aud causing coucusslon of tho brain. Certificates of Merit for Soldiers. Tho Senato passed yesterday the House bill to amend sections 1210 and 1285 of tho Revised Statutes relatlvo to certificates of merit of en listed men of tho Army. Ordnance for Our High School. The Senato lato yesterday afternoon passed tho Houso joint resolution to issue ordnance and ordnance stores to tho Washington Hieh School, D. C. ot, Now National Banlc for Baltimore. Application for authority to organize the Equltablo National Bank of Baltimore, Balti more, Md., has been filed by J. D. Ferguson. Baltimore, Md., and his associates. " 'Til Cold Wavo Coming. "Cold wavo on Monday, falling to 20' by 6 A, , M. luesday says Gen. Greeley in aspocial bulletin sent out about midnight last night. Tho Weather To-day. For the District of Columbia, Maryland and Vlrgium. threatening weather and rain-sliirhtlv to westerly?13"5'' Cldor MoudR ' $& iuexmoamot?Lrea(Jn3 yesterday: 8 A.M., 89; 3mpeuVUtt .". vr'' "s;l' ,uiJeuurc. as. JUaxlmu Mfiiin .uHcruiuro, 4U. Minimum temnomti.rr an. O-fkfi lluttlce loVies. """'. v. vorai preolpltatic rit at ha hn. .Jii.- ah . . , - -"--- i - Ion, ouuiinuri lor Junuarv Moan tomperaturo.33: SY?5S0 W"Wu. Ml lnubes; highest tern.' !.; ij V.V.T occurd in iwo; lowest tciuponv l ture, U below zero, occurred In lbsL . ''I "1 VJ"1 ,! ; . i-'i .I 111,1111 .ii1i,liii(iimJViljtl.i r" &rTWmmlM0mJi8?