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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1891. 16 PAGES.
THEY DON'T GIVE IT UP.
FUKK COINAGE MEN WH.I. TRY A NEW
1'I.AN OV CAMl'AIGN.
A Resolution to Chnngo tho Kulcs no as to
ITorco tho Coinage Committoo to Report
UiolMU Action of Lust Night's Demo
Tho silver men in tho Ilouso havo not by any
means given up tho fight for freo coinage. Their
defeat on Friday discouraged them somewhat,
but thoy still believe they havo not exhausted
all tho means by which thoy can got the subject
beforo tho House. Tho threat of tho anti-6ilver
Republicans to put tho Force bill as an addi
tional "rider" on any appropriation bill to
which tho Freo Coinage bill may be tacked has
rather blocked any further attempts in that di
rection. But other means will bo tried by tho
Representative Towusend, of Colorado, yes
terday offered for reference a resolution amend
ing tho rules of .tho House so as to provido that
when four members of any committee shall
make a statement in writing that after
five hearings on any bill (other
tbau revenue or appropriation bills)
tho committee refuses to make any report,
favorable or unfavorable, it shall bo in order to
move to discharge tho committee from tho fur
ther consideration of tbo measure. This
amendment of tho rules is directed especially
toward tho Committee on Coinage, Weights,
and Measures, having charge of tho Free Coin
This resolution was tho first move in tho now
plan of campaign. It was referred to tho Com
mittee on Rules. It does not of Itself consti
tute a question of privilege, but it is believed
by Mr. Townsend and other ardent freo-coinago
advocates that it affords a basis on which to
base a future resolution that will fairly be
a matter of privilege under tho rules. The
proposition is that in case tho Rules Committoo
fails to make a report on tho resolution
another resolution shall bo presented re
citing that a measure (perhaps naming the
Senate Silver hill) has been suppressed in com
mittee and directing that it bo forthwith
reported to tho House. It is thought that by
this means the question may perhaps be brought
up freo from tho objection which presented it
self to some members of passihg a measure by
the establishment of a precedent that might
hereafter operate injuriously.
The caucis of Democratic members of tho
nouso called for la6t night at tho suggestion of
Representative Bland, of Missouri, wa6 slimly
attended, only sixty-one members being pies
eut. Representative Holunan, of In
diana, presided, and Messrs. Blanchard, of
Louisiana, and Wilson, of West Virginia, acted
as secretaries. Tho Silver bill was tbe sole
topic of consideration, and after several resolu
tions had been offered and withdrawn tho fol
lowing resolution, offered by Mr. Richardson,
of Tennessee, waB unanimously adopted :
Resolved, Thnt It is tbo sense of this caucus
that tho Senate Silver bill, which was referred by
tho House to tho Comrnltteo on Coinage,
"Weights, and Measures nenrly one mouth ago,
being, in our opinion, an Important public meas
ure, deserving duo consideration by tho House,
wo earnestly request the committoo to which tho
same was referred to report it to tho House with
Tho caucus then adjourned. There were a
number of speeches made pi lor to tho adoption
of this resolution. Mr. Williams, of Illinois,
offered a resolution of tho same tenor as tho one
adopted. Iu advocating its adoption, ho said
that tho record showed that three of tho Dem
ocratic members of tho committee were op
posed to freo coinage. If it were declared by
resolution to bo tho sense of tho party that tho
bill should bo reported to tho House in order
that action might be had that would give the
members opposed to freo coinage all that thoy
needed with which to go beforo their constit
uents. Mr. Bland spoke briefly in tho same lino.
Mr. Willcox was'tho only one of the three
anti-free-coinago Democrats on tho committee
who was present, Mr. Tracy and Mr. Vaux not
Representative Walker, of Massachusetts, is
urging upon tho Republicans tho advisability of
holding a caucus eaily next week. There is
some speculation and comment among tho Re
publicans with regard to a party agreement
on a compromise measure, but it does not seem
to havo taken shape.
Tho Sioux Indian Conference.
Tho conference between Secretary Noble and
tho Sioux Indian delegation was begun yester
day at tho Interior Department. Tho small
size of tho room mado it necessary to bring tho
number of spectators admitted down to a very
few. Tho Secretary of War and .Mrs. Proctor
and Miss Proctor wore present and also tho
wife of SecretaiyNoblo and Miss Halstoad,Mlss
Dawes, Miss Kate Foote, Ml6s Alice Fletcher,
and others prominent in tho work for tho
Indians wore interested spectators. Secretary
Noblo delivered an address to tho Indians, and
John Grass and American Horse told of some
of tho many troubles of which tho Indians com
plain. Two-Strikes, Man Afratd-of-Hls-Horso,
Hollow Horn, Bear, and Hump aro yot to bo
The Eight-Hour Oluims Bill.
Tho House bill for the adjustment of accounts
of workmen, laborers, and mechanics under
tho eight-hour law was debated all day by tho
Senate, and, after haying been variously
amended, Mr. Wolcott moved to recommit it to
the committee, which motion was carried; but
at the last moment Mr. Blair changed his vote
so as to move reconsideration. At this point tho
010,710 Acres Opened to Settlement.
Tho bill which passed tho Ilouso yesterday
on a conference report 6ubmittea by Repre
sentative Perkins, of Kansas, ratifying tho
agreement with tho Sac and Fox nations of In
dians and tho Iowa tribe, of Oklahoma,opens to
settlement 010,71G acres of laud.
Apportionment Act Approved.
The President has approved the act making
an apportionment of Representatives in Con
gress among the several States under tho elev
Night Sessions of tho Senate.
Tho Senate adopted Mr. Edmunds's resolution
that durlllP- thfl rnfililnnnf tlln f.nectmi tl.n Ron.fn
Ik V will meet at 11 A. M , sit until 0 P. M and
l NMben take a recess until 8 P. M,
THEY WERE ONLY PJjUMBERS,
Aim Offieor Williams's Fine l'lnu of Cam.
lmlgn Was Wasted.
Early yesterday morning, ns Officer Wil
liams, of tho First Precinct, was going the
rounds of his boat, and when on F street, near
Ninth, ho thought ho heard suspicious soundB
coming from tho building adjoining tho now
ono of tho Washington Loan and Tru6t Com
pany. Ho listened at tho door and was con
vinced that burglars were at work insldo. Ho
summoned Special Officer Do Jama to help him
and went to work to capture tho thlovcs. IIo
stationed tho special at tho rear door and a
couple of citizens at tho front, whllo ho wont
down the area aud obtained an entranco through
tho basement. Ho worked bis wav through
tho cellar and up 6taiis in the durk, guided only
by tho fllcketing of a small tallow-dip ho had
obtaiued from tho patrol box. As ho neared
tho room where tho burglui 8 were at work ho
drew his pistol, and then when ho reached tho
door leading to tho locality he drew a long
breath In anticipation of a struggle. At last ho
throw open tho door and yelled, "Hauds up, or
I'll shoot." This took tho bewildered men
by surprise, and they fell over onu another In
their frlcht. Well thoy might, for what Officer
Wheeler took for burglars wcro of fact two
innocent plumbers at work repairing a
damaged water pipe. Tho sudden appearance
of a big policeman behind a rovolter was
enough to unnerve tho bravest. Explanations
were in order, and Officer Wllllains retired
rather disappointed over his failure to capturo
A Wholesale Lynching: is Threatened
Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 7. Intense excitement
prevails in Clark's County, Mo., over a cold
blooded murder committed last night three
miles northwest of Peakesville. Lloyd McKce,
a farmer, some tlmoago discharged an employe
named William Schaeffer because tho latter had
a bad reputation. Schaeffer openly vowed ven
geance. Last night McKeo, whllo attending a spoiling
match at the1 school-house, was called to the
door by Schaeffer aud three others. McKeo was
knocked down with a bag of shot and stabbed
several times. Ho died In a few minutes. Tho
assassins escaped, but a seaich was orcanize'd
by tho people attending the spelling match, the
express purpose being a wholesale lynching. A
telegiam from Kakaka, Mo., to-nlcht Bays that
beforo McKee received a fatal thrust iu the
groin, he Stabbed Schaeffer in the breast, and
that Schaeffer is dying.
THE BL-IZZARO OONTINUKS.
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Troops and Indians Siittering Groat Hard
ships. Rapid City, S. D., Feb. 7. Tho stoim con
tinued during tho day, and howls to-night with
unabated fury. From fifteen to eighteen inches
of snow has fallen, and gieat drifts block tho
streets. Trains on tho Elkhorn aro abandoned,
and ranchmen iu tho city daro not venture out
to their homes. Word was received here this
evening that the seven huudred Ogalallas, sixty
Cheyenne scouts, and escort of troops now en
route to Fort Keogh and Tongue River Agency,
Mont., who were expected here to-night, went
into camp last night on Cheyenno River at tho
mouth of Spring Creek, forty miles from this
city. Travel is out of tho question, whllo the
blizzard lasts, and tho command will suffer
great hardships beforo their arrival.
Cowardly Murder at a Card Tahle.
Gkeenvilee, S. C, Feb. 7. Maj. W. A.
Williams, a prominent and nonular citizen, war
shot through tho heart and instantly killed soon
after midnight this morning by J. B. Williams
Tho two men wero playing cards in a private
room, only a colored attendant being present.
A dispute arose, and Maj. Williams drow a
knife. J. B. Williams said ho was unarmed,
whereupon Maj. Williams shut his knife, throw
it on tho table, and pulled off his coat, appar
ently inteudine to fight. Both men aro well
known as being unusually powerful and ath
letic. J. B. Williams suddenly drow a revolver
nnd fired. Maj. Williams fell on his face dead.
Tho murdfirfir rush! nut Jntn t.hr. iTnvI.-nooo n,i
has disappeared, but several posses aro in pur
suit. Ho Is thought to havo gone over tho
mountains Into North Carolina. Maj. Williams
was a lawyer, prominent in military, political,
and social circles, widely known, and popular.
J. B. Williams is a saloon-keeper. Tho affair
causes tho deepest sorrow nnd tho strongest
indignation in tho community, and tho general
fcelinc is that tho killiuc is a brutal and cow
1 H It
For Irish SufTerers A Lecture.
A lecturo will bo delivered this evening, at
7:30 o'clock, in tho basement of St. Stephen's
Church, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and
Twenty-fifth 6treet, by Milton E. Smith, editor
of tho Church Ncis, for tho benefit of tho suf
ferers of tho Irish famine. Tho subject will bo
"Popular Errors," and promises to bo a bril
liant and eloquent address, tho same topics
having been treated beforo by tho lecturer, both,
hero and in Baltimore, to delighted audiences.
Among tho errors alluded to are "Tho Dred
Scott Decision," "Tho Condemnation of
Galileo," "What tho Church Has Done for
Another Steamer Reported Sunk.
New Yohk, Feb. 7. Another steamer is re
ported sunk almost on tho spot where tho ill-fated
Viscaya wont down a fow months ago, longitude,
73 58'; latitude, 39 19'. Tho vessel is sup
posed to bo tho Norwegian fruit steamer Simon
Dumols, which left this port on Wednesday last
for Cuba. As yet nothing has been hoard of or
from any of the crew. Her cargo, valued at
about $23,000, consisted of hardware and pro
visions, Captain Julian Kauetz was in charge
of tho steamer Dumoie with a crew of sixteen
men. Matanzas, Cuba, was tho vessel's destin
ation, Army Captain as Indian Agent.
Capt. 0. G. Penney, of tho Sixth Infantry,
has been appointed Indian agont at Pino Ridge,
He succeeds Capt. F. E. Pierce, who has been
relieved on account of Ill-health. Capt. Penney
has been in tho service twenty-nino years.
French Delegation tn nitifntm
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x-AiiiB, i'eo. (. is is uouoYeu that M. Uerger
will bo at the head of tho French delegates who
will bo sent to Chicago. Ho said WmseJi that
ho would like to go.
FIERCE ATTACK ON CANADA.
COILArSE OF THE RECIPROCITY NE
GOTIATIONS. HowOnoofMr. Klaliio's Treaties Wns De
feated Tho mischief Wns IV rou sht. at
Tendon, Not at Washington Can't Trust
tho Hrltish Government.
Boston, Feb. 7. A special lo the Herald
from Halifax, N. S., says: "Tho Telegram, orcan
of tho Newfoundland government, publishes a
fierce attack ou Canada and England in con
nection with tho collapso of the reciprocity ne
gotiations between that colony aud tho United
States. It says a treaty was agreed to between
Mr. Blaino and Mr. Bond which only awaited tho
signaturo of tho British Minister. Tho Telegram
contluues: 'It seems that tho mischief ha8 been
wrought at London, not at Washington.
Canada has no iniluenco with tho American
Government, not a particle, but with tho im
perial government it is different. Sir John
MacDonald and Sir Charles Tupper, who aro in
effect tho Dominion government, have managed
to persuadotho imperial authorities that a treaty
between tho United States nnd Newfoundland
would bo detrimental to thointerests of Cannda,
aud so Her Majesty's assent is withheld. Wo
do not know on what principle of equity or fair
play Premier Salisbury justifies his anomalous
conduct in this respect, but wo do know that
luu uiuiui ouect or me urinsu government's
action in refusing its sanction to this
trade treaty, after delegating to our commission
full power to negotiate it, will have a damaging
influence iu tho colonies generally ou the repu
tation for integrity and honesty of EucIIbIi
statesmen. What colony will now care to trust
the British government, in view of the faithless
manner In which it has acted toward us in this
FOUR WORKMEN KILLED.
Horribly Unrned and Mutilated by an Ex
plosion iu a 3Iine.
WiLKESiuiiuE, Pa., Feb. 7.Byau explosion
of gas In tho new shaft at Simpson & Watklus's
mine at. Wyoming, this evening, two men were
instautly killed and two fatally injured. Tho
men were engaged in sinking when a feeder in
the side of tho shaft was ignited from the naked
lamp of one of the workmen. A large body of
gas that had collected there exploded with ter
rific force, dashing the men auninst the side of
tho shaft, burning them fearfully, aud muti
lating them in a horrible manner.
Those killed wero Nat Kane and Charles
Kirk, both married men. William Ross and
Luther Michael wero fatally injured.
Mr. Lincoln Reappears in Society,
London-, Feb. 7. Tho United States Minis
ter, Hon. RobeitT. Lincoln, has made his re
appearance iu society after the bereavement
which ho suffered through tho death of his son,
Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln was piesentat
tho opera this week, in companv with Mr.
Henry White, Secretary of tho Legation. A
prominent American citizen will shortly give a
ball in honor of Minister Lincoln.
Now Yorlc's New Election Law.
Aibany, N. Y., Feb. 7. Tho Governor has
signed tho lav- introduced by Senator Safeton
early in the session amending tho ballot law by
reducing the number of inspectors of election
in towns from fivo to three, and providing that
where nominations of five havo already been
made tho election 6hall take place and tho pre
siding election officer shall name three of tho
elected inspectors to act as inspectors.
Charges Against Senator Washburn.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 17. In tho Sonato
Mr. Donnelly's resolution for tho printing of
tho testimony taken on tho charges of bribery
In connection with tho election of United States
Senator two years ago camo up for action. Mr.
John Day Smith read a telegram from Senator
AVashburu asking for tho adoption of tho reso
lution and it was adopted without objection.
Fatal Small-Pox in Illinois.
Si'itiNcriELD, Fob. 7. Tho two deaths from
small-pox In Macoupin County, and tho con
tlnuaueo of tho dlseaso in that part of tho
State, havo caused great alarm. Every possi
ble effort is being mado by vaccination and
quarantine to prevent the spread of tho disease.
Ball Given by Minister Phelps.
Berlin, Fob. 7. Tho ball given by United
States Minister non. William Walter Phelps
at tho American Legation on Thursday in honor
of his wifo's return wa3 attended by tho lead
ing diplomats, German Ministers, and court and
Virginia Troops Gone Visiting.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 7. Tho Richmond Howit
zers aud R. E. Leo Camp of Confederate Veter
ans and their friends, about ono hundred nnd
fifty in all, passed through this city to-day on
their way to New Orleans.
Government receipts yesterday, Sl,130,878.
Tho act making appropriation for tho en
largement of tho military post at Plattsburg,
N. ., has been approved by tho President.
,Tit1,Rni0l,nt of 4 Per cent, bonds redeemed.
Maryland postmasters appointed: T. Carny.
at Carny; W. 11. Rlmnioy, at Powhatan.
Now postmastors in Virginia: J, It, L. Murray,
at Leroy; It. Pltts.at Pitts. J '
A bill to npproprlato $5,000 to complete tho
equestrian statue of Gen. Hancock in this city
was introduced in tho Senate.
Representative Evans reintroduced in slightly
amended form his bill to establish a limited
postal telegraph servico.
ReprosontativoFithlan, of Illinois, introduced
in the House a bill to provide for a graduated
income tax to moot expenses for pensions and
tho Army and Navy.
Tho bill to give tho Superintendent of Imml
gration discretionary powers to house ana feed
immigrants dotalnpu at tho port through no fault
or thoir own is to bo pressed for immediate pas
sago. A member of the Foreign Relations Comrnlt
teo of tho Senato said last night that Secretary
lllmriA'A imnMrnnnn linfnrn the mT.m4...nA -
torday had nothing to do with tho question of
a.lllnk' a BPeoial session of tbo Senate after tho
4th of Marph. Mr. Blalno's business was in con
neotion with tho Diplomatic Appropriation bill.
HE CHEATED AT CARDS.
Sir IV. G.
dimming, of Tho IrInco of
London, Feb. 7. It is learned to-night that
tho baronet who is charged with cheating at
cards is-Sir W. G. Gumming, a lieutenant col
onel intheScots Guards. The Baronet has com
monced an action for slander against Mr. and
Mrs. Wilson, in whose house tho offense is al
leged to have been co-'""d, and also against
others who wcro prebi .. tho occasion. The
action is based on tho pound that tho defend
ants havo imputed to tho plaintiff dishonest
playing at cards. Writs will bo served upon
the defendants, and tho caso will bo vigorously
conducted on both sides.
IIo has longbeen a member of the circle of gen
tlemou In this country known as tho "Princo of
Wales set." It is probable that tho Baronet
will press tho suits which he has commenced
against tho committee, composed of two ladles
and three gentlemen, who wero appointed to
watch him whllo playing baccarat after ho was
suspected of cheating. The evidenco against
tho Baronet is said to be so complete that the
colonel of his regiment, it is now reported,
compelled him to resign. So it seems tho
Baronet was not "advised" to retire by his fellow-officers,
nor did he voluntarily tender his
Tho turr club Is to hold a meeting, possibly
to-day, with the announced intention of ex
pelling tho Baronet from the aristocratic circle.
WORLD'S FAIR SALARIES.
Fixed by tho House After a Lively Dis
cussion. After an interesting running discussion rela
tive to allegations about extravagance In ex
penses of tho management of the World's Fair
Commission, and a vigorous speech by Mr.
Buttcrworth characteiizing as a stab at the Ex
position and at the national hondr the attempt
to cut down the salaries of the officers, tho
House yesterday rejected the amendment to
tho Sundry Civil Appropriation bill proposed
by Mr. Candler, fixing certain limitations and
checks upon the appropriation for the expenses
of tho World's Fair Commi6slou and board of
An amendment was adopted fixing tho salary
of the president of the Exposition .at $7,500;
vice president of executive committee, $4,000;
secretary, $3,000: clerks, stenographer, etc.,
$8,000; in all $22,500. ' '
Amendments wero adopted striking out the
appropriaiion of $15,000 for tho expenses of ono
meeting of the commission in 1892, and $15,000
for ono meeting of the board of lady man
agers in 1892.
The orld's Fair clause was then passed.
A Eight, to a Finish Challenge.
Chicago, Feb. 7. Tho Australian book
makers, Barney Allen and Joo Hauls, now in
Chicago, havo issued tho following phallenrr.
supported by a deposit of $1,000. In behalf of
ujiu aiuij, vuu ueieaieu uoo iMtzsimmons in
three and a half rounds for the middle-wei"-ht
championship of Australia, they challenge Fitz
slmmons to fight to a finish before any recog
nized athletic club that may bo mutually agreed
upon for a purse and a side bet of 10,000 under
Marquis of Quren6bury rules. They havo
cabled to Australia for Mr. nail, who is on his
way. Hall, tho new Australian aspirant for
pugilistic honors in America, is six feet ono
inch in height. His fighting weight is 152
pounds. Ho Is twenty-four years of age. It is
said he has a longer reach thau Fitzsimmons,
ana that he thinks it an easy job to defeat the
man who lately won such a remarkablo victory
at New Orleans.
Killed in a Boxing Contest.
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 7. Last night John
Shaffer, a local boxer, engaged in a seven-round
contest with William Doyle at a variety theatre.
In tho seventh round Doyle knocked out Shaf
fer by a right-hander on the jaw. Shaffer never
regaineu consciousness and died this morning.
Doylo has thus far eluded capture. Tho pro
prietor of tho theatre has beeu arrested.
A Famous Pacer Drops Dead.
St. Paul, Feb. 7. A sensational episode oc
curred yesterday at tho races on tbo Ice at Still
water. Mike Wilkes, tho fimous pacer, ap
peared perfectly well when taken from his
stable, but dropped dead after tho first heat of
tho race. Ho ran his pacing record down to
2:15Jintho Grand Chcult races of 1868, and
also trotted a milo in 2:20L IIo was fourteen
years old, and valued at ?5,000.
Knocked Out in the First Round.
London, Feb. 7. Maker, tho champion pugi
list of Ireland, and Lambert, of Cauada, fought
at tho rooms of tho Pelican Club, in this city,
this evening for 100 a side. Lambert was
knocked out in tho first round.
Committee Coming to Washington.
Richmond, Va Feb. 7. Tho board of di
rectors of the Richmond Chamber of Commerc0
to-night adopted resolutions indorsing tho Ton-
"-6" ""; " iu ui-xiuu uugiess, anu ap
pointed a committee to go to Washington to
urge its passage,
Madame Pattl Arrested,
London, Feb. 7. Tho Berlin correspondent
of the Herald says that tho police of that city
have served au order of arrest on Mmo. Patti in
behalf of tho St. Petersburg authorities for
breach of contract iu refusing to sing unless her
advance money was depositeu with her bankers.
Tbo serving of the order caused a sensational
scene. Mme. Pattl was compelled to deposit
tho sum of 2,100 in oider to obtain her liberty,
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Recreating.
Lakewood, N. J Feb. 7, Ex-President
Cleveland arrived bore to-night to secure a little
relief from close business and social cares.
Mrs. Cleveland opened the hop of the season
at tho Lakowood Hotel to-night.
Disapprove Our Treaty With Brazil.
London, Feb. 7. Advices bavo been received
hero to the effect that the moderate papers of
Rio Janeiro totally disapprove of tho treaty of
commerce recently arranged with tho United
States as being distinctly disadvantageous to
Ex-Representative Godschnlk Dead.
Doylestown, Pa .Feb. 7. Ex-Congresaman
and Judge William Godschalk, ono of the
most prominent citizens of Berks County, died
at his residence hero yesterday Jn his Eoventy
fourth year. J
TUPPER WANTS FREEDOM.
Kcclnrocnl and Friendly Trade Desired by
Onnnda Tho United States Dread tho
Development of Canada's Resources
Under u Cnnndlnn Protective Tariff.
Kingston, Ont., Fob. 7. A great ratification
meeting was held to-night by tho Conservatives
to indorse tho candidacy of Sir John A. Mac
Donald. Sir Charles Tupper made his first
public utterances since his return. After
pointing out tho great advantage that Canada
had over the United States in natural
products aud stating that the United
States dreaded tho develonment nf r.nn.
under a Canadian pro
he referred to tlm
McKInley bill as a measure passed to coerco
Canada and "prompted by unworthy men in
our own land for tho purpose of handing over
Canada to tho United States." He felt that the
attempt would meet with such an indignant
response at tho hands of Canadians as to pre
vent it ever being mado again. He touched
on mr. wiman's project for commercial union,
and said that tho making of a tariff for the
United States and Canada at Washington
was scouted by Canadians and was oven refused
recognition by the Liberal leaders. The Lib
erals wanted freedom between the two countries,
but asked leave to make their own
tariff against tho rest of tho world. This
the United States would never indorse, unless
Canada became a part ot the Union. It would
not be listened to for a minute. There was no
use, ho said, of wasting time fighting dead
things. Ho then touched on the policy of
Sir John Macdonald, as contained in
Lord Stanley's dispatch to Lord Knutsford of
this week. Ho wanted such reciprocal
and friendly trade as the positions
and conditions of tho two couutries can
mako mutually agreeable. He was sure
that such an arrangement would have the
approval and favor of Lord Knutsford. Ho
had it from that minister's lips that he would
bo delighted if such reciprocity could be
brought about. Tho opposition to such a
courso came from tho Liberal party
in Canada, who wero asserting that tho
people of Canada would indorse such a move
ment as would give over to tho United States the
great continent of British North America. Sir
John was justified iu bringing the election to
show that tho ereat body of the people were un
favorable to such a proceeding, ne had uo
doubt of the verdict of the people.
'Twill tast 3,500,000 Years Tho Elevator
During the consideration of the Sundry Civil
Appropriation bill in tho House yesterday J.
D. Taylor, of Ohio, moved to strike out the
clause providing for the running of the elevator
in the Washington Monument. He was sure
that tho running of the elevator would even
tually result in the destruction of the monu
ment. He did not know whether it would be
within a hundred or a thousand years. Mr.
Cannon said that ho had had a calculation made
and that tho monument would last for only
2,500,000 years. Laughter. The amendment
Senator Chandler to Defend Himself.
Concord, N. H., Feb. 7. In relation to a
published statement that Senator Chandler was
to bo prosecuted for alleged libel of tho Boston
audMaiuo Railroad corporation, that gentleman
comes out In an open letter saying that if this in
timation is intended as a threat, it will have no
effect upon him. Mr. Chandler intends, he says,
to socuro tho publication of a list of all the
moneys expended in behalf of tho Boston aud
Maine during tho last ten years to influence the
politics and tho Legislature of New Hampshire,
with tho names of tbo porsous to whom tho
various amounts havo been paid, no says that
ho has money enough to defend himself nsainst
any suit which tho Boston and Maine Railroad
may chooso to brine.
Jerry Simpson En Route Here.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 7. Jerry Simpson,
tho Farmer's Alliance Congressmau-olect from
tho Soventh District, passed through here to
night on his way to Washington, where he will
remain during tho present session of Congress.
Ho will attend tho sessions of the present
nouso in oider to familarizo himself with Con
gressional manners and methods.
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Six Men Killed by an Explosion.
Savannah, Ga,, Fob. 7. News reached heio
to-niaht of tho explosion of a boiler in Giles's
steam sawmill near Reldsvlllo in Titnall
County this morning, killing six men, four col
ored and two whito.
Preacher Arrested for Forgery.
WiLKESiiAiutE, Pa., Fob, 7. Rev. George
Cooper, of Wapawllopeu, a local preacher, was
arrested at tho Lehigh Valloy Railroad Ptation
on a charge of forgery. Ho was to havo been
married this week to an estimable lady.
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Thero has been no change in Senator Heatst'e
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Georgo D. Fishor, tho oldest resident-born oitl
zen in Richmond, Vn., died yesterday, asred
Ashland, Pa., is sinking because of tho removal
of tho pillars of coal In the tunnel colliery under
tho town, tho mine haviug been almost worked
Unablo to compote with machino minimr.
wages were reduced in coal mines between
Evausvillo and Huntington, Ind., aud conse
quently all miners went ou strike.
Skating races for tho amateur ehampioushin
of tho United States wero begun at Newburg,
Eleven prisoners were lashed in Now Ca3tlo
(Del.) jail yesterday and two Btood in tho uillorv
an hour. H J
For tho District of Columbia, Virginia, ana
Maryland, clearing during Sunday; southerly,
ehlftlug to cooler westerly winds,
a 'of "-ter r aduigu yesterday: 8 A. M. 80;
B p. M..40. Mean rj-nipurature. U. Maximum
temporature. 00. Minimum temperature, 8S.
Total precipitation U.7ttiuohe3. vu,iV"UMrt'