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L CHARITY The Viceroy of Ireland Wants Aid Adminlstered on the Balfour System. Indisoriminate Asslstance De clared to be Hurtful to The Reoiplent, Deelaration of the (arl of Zetland on ,the Condition of the Poor of the Ispad. DI)Uur, Jan, 4.-The earl of Zetlanud, vie roy of Ireland and chief secretary of salfour, has signed a declaration which has been issued on the condition of the poor in the western part of Ireland. The declara tion says: "Poverty is chronic in some dis tricts and will, if the people are not aided, reach the stage of acute distress during the winter a.d the spring. There is neither a resident party nor a substantial middle clas to give employment, nor are there any charitable organizations to aid those who are unable to aid themselves, Outdoor re lief, exotpt in cases of emergency, cannot legally be adndin'tered except to persons holding over a quarter of an acre of land. Although none acquainted with the history of the Irish poor law would regard the relaxing of this rule as other than a public calamity, its maintenance undoubtedly limits the capacity to deal with the periods of exceptional distress. The position thus created leaves a part of the social organism aick it all time, stricken with a disease from which, without extraneous help, it has no power to rally. The question is not whether money ought to be given, but how it ought to be given, to what class and for what special purposes. Charity ill-admin istered injures its recipients everywhere, but is especially injurious In those parts with which we are concerned. Elsewhere the injury can be confined to a class rela tively small, but in the worst portions of the congested districts the whole commu nity may be effected, All are poor, all can plausibly appeal for aid, and help reckless iy given in response may inject a whole township with the .vices and weaknesses of professional mendi cancy. We have spoken of this matter to many priests and others ac quainted with the conditions of the peo ple. There was not one of them, however keenly they may have felt the sufferings of those amongst whom they lived, who did not admit the permanent ill effects which followed from too much charitable expen diture within their experience. "Regarding appeals for help it is needful to say that the tales of distress nepd not be taken as authentic because they are couched in strong language and seem to come from well informed quarters. In regard to the failure of the potato crop, the small ooun piers in the west esemns41ear , sight ·wl to live much in the sam6 way. 'hey are all lodged in small cabms, cultivate the same kind of holdings and are clothed with the same kind of dress. It would be natural to conclude that in all places where the failure of the crop is the same, the distress is the same; but such is not the case. In no district does the bulk of the community live wholly upon the potato. Every district has a means of livelihood independent of the cultivation of the potato. 'T1he degree of failure of the potato crop is thereforo, by itself, mislead mug as to the degree of the distress existing among the people. Other elements in iina ing the positton of the people are the amount of their savings and their debt and their credit with local tradesmen. "Furthermore in the organization of any plan of gratuitous assistance caution is necessary in order that it shall not inter fere with the system of railway relief works. Several thousand pounds weekly have al ready been distributed in the form of wages in the districts most in need. The conclu sions we come to are that charitable aid ought to be confined first to families which are in serious want and which hav ing no able bodied person among them, cannot deserve the benefit from the public relief works; second to providing means in schools for children attending them: and third, to supplying clothes for children unable to procure them elsewhere," The declaration concludes: "To those who think we who can obtain the services of the poor law inspeptors, the school in spectors, relieving otficers, magistrates, police and other residents in localities af fected and who are already responsible for the relief works, far exceeding anything that charity is likely to effect; to those who thing we are better equipued for carrying this work than other persons not having these advantages, we offer to undertake the man agementiof the distribution of any funds entrusted to us. We believe that money so spent will be well spent. All assfstance in the shape of food or clothing which reaches the children and helpless persons will lighten or remove much immediate suffer ing without exaggerating the chronic evils requiring different and continuous treat ment for a permanent cure. Subscriptions and clothing will be received by the Coun tess of Zetland at the vice regal lodge, Miss Balfour, at the chief secretary's lodge, or by the viceroy or Balfour." THE NATIVES ROSE .UP. Caroline Islanders Object to Helng Taxed by Spaniards. SAN FANcI.o., Jan. 4.-Late advices from the Caroline islands state that the era of insurrection and bloodshed has set in among the natives and Spanish troops quartered in this group,- Admiral Belkuap has dispatched the cruiser Alliance to Ponspi to protect the American mission aries, whose lives and property are threat ened. It is not merely the Ameriscan resi dents who are threatened. Every white person on the island, and the Spaniards in particular, are fearful of having their prop, arty stolen and being murdered. A traveler named Anderson, just returned to Joliet, in the Marshall group, brings startling inteligepce of the extent of the trouble and its causes. He says the natives did not object to the coming of the Spaniards until the latter managed to in duooe Spain to proclaim a protectorate over the group. Recently the Spanish officials incressed the native taxation, which is always a repugnant feature of their admin istration. The refusal of the natives to pay this new levy was the leading cause of the existing troubles. Moreover troops on on the Islands aire in many instances a drunken riotous snob. 'Th'e natives armed themselves and had severil sharp engasements with the Mpaniards. 'they were cutdown by gattling guns and retired into the brush country. I he JSpanish soldiers followed and were in turn decimated by the hidden enemy. The war cry against the whites has been sounded thwnghout all the islands. In tihe Hlande ofr Ills Yridsad. Dus.tsN. Jan. 4.-Y)'rnell left Kingston to-night for London, aooompanied by Tim othy Harrington. He will start Tuesday for loulogre-Sur-Mer, where John ied-( mond and Clanoy await him, It is under stood Parnell has placed himself in the hands of his friends. CRITICISING AMERICA. Leon say on the MeKnmley Tariff Law and the Iarmers' Allitase. 'AlUts, Jan. 4,--Leon Say, in an article in the Journal des Debate, severely critilesed the McKinley tariff law and the Amerlean Farmers' alliance, He declares that Amer eca, notwithstanding its immense wealth. cannot carry out its industrial, commercial or agricultural enterprise without Euro pean capital, and continues: "The fact of the situation is that they have destroyed their credit by abusing it by maladministration of their transport en wrprieer and by their even worse adminls tra.ion of their local finance. Unless a re action occurs in public morals American credit cannot recover its abasement and its agricultural, like its other industries, will remain a prey to successive convulsions for which transient remedies will be sought by the adoption of experiments certain to fail." "It is astonishing that in a country of business men they have brought themselves to-believe there are no limits to money cir culation. If America turns its mines into coin and raises paper currency in accord ance with the ideas of the Farmers' alliance ,no agreement will be possible with Europe on the monetary question. Europe would be foolish to transfer its capital to America in exchange for an absolutely useless mass of silver." feonolulm Dissatisfied. OTrTAWA, Jan. 4.-Col. Volney V. Ashford, of Honolulu, has arrived here to interview Foster, minister of finance, on trade mmat ters. Ashford alleges that the island's trade relations with the United States have become unsatisfactory. He had an inter view with tandford Fleming to-day and urged that the Pacific cable be laid-via Honolulu. The French Eleetions. PAnts, Jan. 4.-The elections for mem bers of the French senate were held to-day. Premier De Freycinet was elected in the department of the Seine, and Jules Ferry in the department of the Vosges. Others returned include tlarbey, minister of marine,, Latest returns show a republican gain of ten seats. Parnell May Marry Mrs. O'Shea. LownoN, Jan. 4.-The Paris correspondent of the Daily News says: There are the strdngest grounds to believe the Figaro is well informed in declaring that Parnell in sists on the resignition of Justin McCarthy from leadership as a condition for his own retirement till he marries Mrs. O'lt4lea. London Postal Clerks to Strike. LoNnoN, Jan. 4.-The postal clerks have decided to strike. The movement is nom inally a test question as to whether work ing over time shall be voluntary or not, but virtually, it is a protest against the in creased employment of female clerks. Drowned in a Water Tank. LONDno, Out., Jan. 4.-William Weld, a pirominent s.eicultural journalist and pro prietor of the Farmerse Advocate, accident ally fell into a water tank last night and was drowned. Concessions to tile Colonies. MELLURNEx, Jan. 4.-It is stated that the home government has virtually conceded the right of all the British colonies to be included in any future treaties between England and the foreign powers. McLean Willing to Row Teemner. MaLnouRaN, Jan. 4.--Oarsman McLean has expressed himself as willing to row Teemer for any sum, on Parra Matta river, after his race with Stanbury. A Canadian Official Dead. QUEBVW. Jan. 4.-Monseignour Labelle, sub-minister of agriculture and coloniza tion, died to-day, from compound hernia. A Caricaturist Gone. LowDON, Jan. 4.-Charles Keene, the caricaturist on the staff of Punch, died to day. TROOPS UNDER ARMS AWHILE. The Trouble at Barnegat Park, New Jer sey, Was Serious. TaRENTON, K. J., Jan 4.-The riot which occurred at Barnegat park yesterday caused the governor to order the militia put under arms to-day. The trouble was so serious at midnight last night that Lieut. Farrow, U. S. A.. fearing the place would be burned, made a requisition for troops. The trouble grew out of the dissatisfaction of several scores of Italian laborers who have been grading the public boulevard, and who have not been recently paid. The Italians threatened to burn the village. Women and children fled to shelter in the neighbor ing woods, and the citizens armed for de fense. To-day the Italians were quieted with assurances of an amicable settlement to-morrow. Women Fight a Duel with Knives. WHtEIULINO, W. Va., Jan. 4.-Word comes from New Martinsville. W. Va., that two physicians have been summoned to go to Ten Mile, Tyler county, to attend two women who fought a duel with butcher knives. The fight is described as a most ferocionus and desperate encounter. Mrs. Wilson, one of the duelists, is fatally hurt. The other woman's-name is not known, nor is the cause for the strange duel. Killed by His Own Race. HELENA, Ark., Jan. 4.-News was received here to-day that Prince Miller, a wealthy colored man, was assassinated last night at Island 64, in the northern portion of this county. Negroes are suspected of having killed him. Only a Clerical Error. PAoru, Ind., Jan. 4.-Joseph Fields, treas urer of Orange county, is short $11,000. He claims it is a clerical error, and professes his willingness and ability to pay up when ever the exact amount of the shortage is known. Admiral (iherardl's Wife I)ead. NEW Youa, Jan. 4.-Mrs. Anna T. Gher ardi, wife of Admiral Gherardi. commander of the South Atlantic squladron, died to night at the Hotel Mt. George, Brooklyn. She was 40 years of age and a daughter of Dr. Witer M. Rockwell, of man Francisco. Two sons survive ner. lan nloe a Pullmasa leeper. UINse CTey, Mich. Jan. 4.--A freight train on the Detroit, Grand Haven & Mil wankee railroad ran into the rear end of a pussenger train here to-day. The engineer and fireman received serious injuries. The Pellmen sleeper was badly damaged, but no passengers were injured. FIREOS 0 AT THE BURIAL, Hostiles Object to the White Men Burying the Red Men's Dead. Trting to Burn the Pine Ridge Agenoy With Fire Arrbws. A.'olstie5d Blncks Said to Have deserted ' Fromn rtanding Rook--News From Other Points. o, Neb., Jan. 4.-Two scouts just arri ed oonfrm the report made last night of attle north of this place. The fight was between Indians and a detachment sent out Gen. Miles, from Rosebud agency to bur the dead Indians killed' at the Wound ed lnie battle. The hostile Sioux, obje t ingIo the burial of their dead by their pale] I foes, opened fire and after a desperate an shap firing of Hotchkiss gun, were for ° to rettpat ,to the protection of the fr ly ravines. No deaths are reported. SIOOINGO PIRE ARtIOWS. iHo ls Trying to Burn the Agency at Pine ltidge. Pzs lIDmoE, 8, D., Jan. 4.-The army of Indians now surrounded by Gen. Miles' soldiers on White Clay creekl number over 4,000 men, women and children, most of them from the upper Dakota's reservations. Hundreds of the crowds are crazed with ghost dancing and they will fight as Big Foot's men fought. Shots were fired by pickets nearly evey hour last night, banishing sleep from all dyes. Fire arrows were thrown into the agedey about midnight from the ravine nearby, but fortunately fell harmlessly. T'he! halfrbreeds and the squaw men are leaving for the railroad, saying they know what is coming, and don't propose to re main. The outlook is that this war will not be ended, except by one of the bloodiest iights in the history of Indian warfare. A THOUSANI DIESERTIONS. Heavy Defection of the Young Bucks from Standing Rock. Foa. YATEs, N. D., Jan. 4.-Brief dire patches from Mandan last night did not indicate how serious the defection of the young bucks from the Standing Rock agen cy had become. The discovery was made on issue day that many did not come to the agency and one of the friendlies said they bad armed themselves and gone to join the bands in revolt. It is believed there have been one thousand desertions. The Grand River Sioux have been fomenting trouble ever since the death of Sitting Bull and theyofive not bg.et slow in manifesting their anger toward Agent MeLaughtint They have been disposed to resent the kill ing at the first opportunity. The dispatch at the time, which stqted a number of In dians wore glad Sitting Bull had been re moved, was greatly exaggerated. The troops are being rapidly moved in different directions to aid in squelching the uprising. IN A FRENZY. Tihe Indians Nay They Want No Treaty, but Wish to Die Killing. CitcAto, Jan. 4.-The Inter-Ocean's Pine Ridge special says: Last night was one of feverish excitement at the agency. For the first time the squaw men and half-breeds were alarmed and remained up all night fearing an attack before morning. The agency, however, is too well guarded to permit any large force to approach very close without discovery. Friendly spies say there are a number of warriors in the ene my's camp who have worked themselves up to a condition of frenzy similar to those who "committed suicide" at Wounded Knee. They say they want to die, and are going to die while killing white men. Gen. Miles has sent a letter to the hos tiles asking for a hearing. The Indians tore? the letter to fragraments and said, "We want no treaty, we are here to fight." The Indians in the hostile camp number over 4.000,. men women and children, and represent every agency in the two Dako tas. The general has his troops all around the enemy and could throw !all in on any day and have a tremendous battle, but could not prevent small bands escaping, which would have to be followed up by the sol diers. This would place the lives of many settlers in danger. By holding the troops until a much larger force can be thrown around the Indians, the trouble can be con fined to the reserve. It is expected the end cannot be reached without one or more battles. OR)DEIIEI) TO THE FRONT. Assistant Adjutant-General Corbln Off for the Indian Country. CirrcAco, Jan. 4.-Assistant Adjt.-Gen. Corbin, upon a telegraphic order frmm Gen. Miles. left for the Indian country at sis o'clock to-night. Capt. I.. Higgins, now in charge of the army headquarters, in an in terview at eight o'clock to-night, said he had heard a rumor to the effect that the general command had met the hostiles and that Gen. Miles had lost heavily, but he did not believe it and was positive the gen eral could not have been within many miles of the locality where the fight is said to have taken place. The only news received at headquarters this afternoon was a short message from Lieut. Moss, aide to General Miles. It was to the effe.t that the Sixth cavalry, under command of Capt. Kerr, had met a band of Indians at Clay Creek, and a short engage ment followed. One Indian is repoated killed and one wounded. 'There were no casualties to troops. Just before Col. C'orbin left to-night he was asked if the order transferring him to the seat of war meant that the situation was more serious than supposed. lie re plied: "I think not. It is not at all strange that I ant sent for and probably ought to have been there before. By virtue of nmy rank I am chief of staff and when the gen eral mn command is on the field his chief of staff should te there also. Further than this I can't say anything about the mat ter." FAIrPIt !I. POllICE AND S4COgT.I. Agent ttager's Telegramn to the Cominis aloner of Indian AffIr.s. Walsuusolo. Jan. 4.-The commissioner of Indian affairs, in response to the tele gram sent Agent Roger, at Pine tidge, in quiring as to whether any of the Indian senurts or polic.have joined the hostiles, received the following reply: "None of your enlisted scents have joined the hostiles The pollie and souts are rendering good servie and by their vigor oas dring prevented thehostilesfrom burn Inc the agency buildings." A reporter to-night called the attention of the commistloner to reports from Pine idge Saying that General Miles had reo omnended the removal of the Indian agent at that and other places and to the state me t that the Indians were slowly starving to death. The commissioner said that so fat as the agents are concerned there was no evidence that there had been any dis honesty on their part in distributing sup ies. hbe commissiloner has submitted to the president a statement that the agree ment with the Indians has been fulfilled. TIE LINES NARROWING. IRepublicans Anxious to Come to a Vote on Cloture and the Force Bill. Wastnrtoroa, Jan. 4.--It begins to be ap parent that the present unsatisfactory state of affairs in the senate must soon be termi nated. Fifty working days will end the life of the Fifty-first congress. The first of the regular annual appropriation bills re main to be aoted upon by the senate. T.he feeling of impatience which this condition of public business has aroused has gathered strength every day over significant remarks uttered in debate last week by senators of recognized influence, and appears to have had the effect df bringing the senate nearer to a change of the programme that has held sway since congress met in December last. A caucus of republican senators is to be held, probably next Monday evening, and it is confidently expected by most of them that, as a result of it, before the week ex pires the crisis will have been carried with respect to the elections bill, and the senate will have arrived at a clear understanding of what course it is to pursue for the re tnainder of the session. 'I'ne lines of battle are narrowing and there is a gathering of forces. i'he' absent republican 'senators have been requested to return and prepara tions are making on both sides of the cham ber for the final struggle. A part of the campaign, it is believed, will be a series of night sessions, designed to test the efficacy of the old method of passing a bill obnox ious to the minority, as well as to secure the adoption of the closure rule if it be de cided to press this measure. It is expected, however, that this order will not be made before Tuesday, as a night session Monfiay would interfere with the desired caucus. In the house to-morrow is "individual suspension day," and members will be given an opportunity to pass measures of local interest. Chairman Farquhar will call up the snipping bill Tuesday. Its friends purpose allowing two days for con sideration, but a determined effort will be made by the opposition to deter final action on the bill as long as possible, in the hope of defeating it in this manner without run ning the risk of a final vote on its passage. There is a prospect that the consideration of the shipping bill may be antagonized by the appropriation bills, and that~the former measure may not secure the floor. Friday will be devoted to bills on the private cal endar. It is expected to fill in any time during the week not devoted to the ship ping bill, to special orders, with appropria tio bi's, four of v hioh areson the ealen dar awaiting consideration, Chairman Catcheon, of the military affairs commit tee, having the right of way with the army appropriation bill. The Sliver JDollar King in Meieo. WASHNGTON., Jan. 4.-The bureau of American republics is informed that the finance minister of Mexco has submitted to the congress of that republic a plan for the entire revision of the monetary laws and coinage. It provides that the monetary system of the republic shall consist as at present, of gold, silver, copper and brass coins. The monetary unit shall continue to be the silver dollar. Fractions of this dollar will be represented by silver coins of five, ten and twenty cents. The Monetary Conference. WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-The International Monetary conference has been called to meet in the diplomatic chamber of the de partment of state, Wednesday next, when Secretary Blaine will deliver the address of welcome. Since the publication of the list of delegates appointed, notice has been received of the appointment of B. A. P. Carter to represent the Hawaiian kingdom, Hannibal Price to represent Hayti, and Senor Don R. W. Stevens the republic of Honduras. Java Coffee Crop a Failure. WAsmsNGow, Jan. 4.-The bureau of American republics has received advices of the almost total failure of the coffee crop in Java. which is estimated at only about 16 per cent. of former annual averages. No Change for Senator Hearst. WASmINoTON, Jan. 4.-Senator Hearst rested comfortably the greater portion of to-day. There is, however, no material change in his condition. EMJIMA ABBOTT VERY ILL. What Was Plneulmonia May Now be Heart Fallure. SAir LASt, Jan. 4.-Emma Abbott lies in a precarious state at her hotel here, ill of what was pneumonia and may now be failure of heart naction. Her physicians de clined tonight to express an opinion as to her recovery. Miss Abbott sang in Ernnni on Wednes day night last. She was not in good voice, but was suffering from a hoarseness and was evidently ill. She was a very plucky woman and sung through her part without missing a note, though it was evident it was costing her an effort. On account of Miss Abbott's indisposition, the matinee which was to have been given the next afternoon was put off to give her time to rest and recuperate. Wrapped the Itabe Too Tightly. lTr. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 4.-Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baumgarten, who live a few miles northwest of Fergus Falls, drove in to at tend the services of the German Lutheran church. They brought with them their three months old baby and wrapped it up very thoroughly to protect it from the cold. When they reached the church and unwrapped the child they were horrified to find that it was almost slffocated frotm its wraps and it died in a few minutes. Why He Was Called iMtting Bull. Sitting Bull gave out to his friends that he was between 57 and 58 years of age. How he acquired the singular surname of Hitting tull is thus explained: Early in life ac cording to the most generally accepted sto ry. while but a ladin years, in fact he killed a half grown buffalo. He dragged the car oase many weary miles to within a short distance of his father's tepee, when he sank to his knees exhausted, the head and fore lags of his prey hanging over his shoulders. Hence the name of Bitting Bull, given, as all Indiana' names are, on the spur of the moment and with some noteworthy occur Uence as a basis. RUN AMUCK TO DEATH, Lew Simons, a Drunken Faro Dealer at Missoula, Killed by Sher. ift Houston. But Not Until He Had Shot and Wounded Polioeman Houtchens, The J)esperaeo Terrifie the Town and Sas Thinrgs ls Own Way for Moms Time. MtssoueA, Jan. 4.- [Special.! --One of the worst tragedies in the history of Missoula ocurred this morning. Lew Simons, the young brother of one of the proprietors of the Exchange saloon, on Front street, and who is employed as a faro dealer there, drank heavily all night, until he got crazy drunk. This morning about seven o'clock he walked up to the bar and demanded from Ed.Hart, the barkeeper, the 42-calibre revolver kept there. He said unless he was given it he would kill the barkeeper sure. Simons, when drank, is a desperate charao ter, and his demand was acquiesced in. He then went to one of the faro tables and fired two shots into the top, scattering chips, players and dealers in all directions, and driving most every one about the place out into the street. He then ran up stairs to his room and locked the door. There he began abusing the woman with whom he was living. Police. man William Houtchens appeared and or dared Simons to surrender or he would break in the door. Simons refused to obey the summons, and the policeman broke in the door. As he did so Simons shot him. The ball passed almost through the centre of Houtchens' abdomen. Going down stairs Simons run everyone out of the place except the barkeeper, whom he forced to turn over all the money in the till. Simons then ransacked the drawers of the faro tables and ran the entire' placd to suit himself. After this he put on his coat and appeared on the outside. A large crowd had collected. Simons held everyone at bay, the policemen apparently not caring to risk their lives in tackling him. Sheriff Houston was sent for and re sponded promptly. During the interval Simon had walked down the block firing his revolver. When opposite the logers hotel Houston came up with him. *Throw up your hands!" commanded the sheriff twice in rapid succession. The only reply he got was a shot, and then another, neither of which took effdet. Drawing his revolver the sheriff emptied its contents at the infuriated man. Simons attempted to run for a woodpile to conpeas himself, but Houston kept frlnug at him. Three shots took effect and Rimons dropped like a log. He was carried to the city hall, about a block away, and died in three hours. Policemen Houtchens. when he was shot, lay fully twenty minutes without any at tention, as Simons would allow no one to approach him. When the desperado had left the house, however, the wounded officer was carried down stairs into the private gambling room and placed in a cot. Three doctors were called to attend him. Houtch ens is not expected to live. He was only married a month ago, having gone to Iowa for that purpose. He is about 30 years of age, About 200 people witnessed the shooting on the street, and the affair has been the talk of the town all day, the most intense excitement prevailing. No sympathy is felt for Simons, who was regarded as a dangerous and desperate man when drunk. Sheriff Houston's nerve is generally com mended. A SHORE' HONEYMOON. Banker Bow's Son Tries to Kill His Wife and Himselr. Dr.veai, Jan. 4.-The honeymoon of Banker Bow's son and Millie Price,' the actress, who were married here on Friday night after an acquaintance of only two days, came near ending in a double murder to-night. Bow's father has refused to have anything to do with him or to aid him financially. Several creditors had the young man arrested Saturday on the charge of obtaining goods under false pretenses and the trial was set for Wednesday. Tonight the couple retired to their room at the hotel about 10 o'clock. Two hours later Mrs. Bows rushed out of the room, clad only in her night dress, just in time to escape being shot by her husband. Seeing he had failed to hit her. he at tempted to blow his brains out. but the bul let flew wide of its mark and he was over powered before he could make a second at tempt. it is supposed the trouble was over money matters. RAILlROAD IN ALASKiA. It Will be Built to Open ULp Coal Fields In That Country. SaN FaANcinco, Jan. 4.--The bill intro duced by iSenator Stewart for the oonutruo tion of is railroad and telegraph line in Alaska, is in the interest of the millionaire owners of the Herendeen bay coal fields. on the peninsula of Alaska. These owners include Louis Sloss and Gustav Nibaum, of the Alaska Commercial com pany and other San Francisco capitalists. The building of the proposed railroad will bring coal cheaply to either Herendeen bay, in Behring sea, or Portage bay, on the Pacific ocean. The coal fields cover at least twenty-five square miles and the coal is pure lignite, pronounced by the engineer of the government steamer Albatross to be the finest bituminous coal ever found on the Pacific coast. A tetlar Hig Mexiesal rnal. Slsa Jos., Cal., Jan. 4.-Arthur G. Field, a local real estate dealer, has returned from a trip to Mexico. and brings information that he has been given a valuable railroad ranhobies in the state of Durango. The government gives him asubvention of $13,. 000 per mile, free right of way and depot grounds. The road will extend from the City of Durango to Zacatoeas, a distanee of 0)0 muiles. It will pass through and develop one of the richest portions of Mexico, and give impetlus to the silver mines aroand iurangou. Hurled With MIlHitary Heors. Uica, N. Y., Jan. 4.C-The funeral of the late Geueral 8pinner, en-treasrer of the Unifed States, took place to-day, with alli tary honorb a