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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, January 17, 1891, Morning, Image 1

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Jewelry Co.
We 'eel sure that business is
golng tQie.good all winter, not
withstandingtpredictions of croak
ers to the contrary. ,lIf it keeps
Utp with, us the way it was last
week we will-ot have reason to
complain. We 'want now, to
call-the attention of
Byers Mf 'ut Glass
fine eserated Chinaware
Torour stock, which'presents the
most artistic collection "for their
inspectibn. We have a large
line of Chinaware, particularly
:end we are going to sell it
See us about it. . Also on 'Cut
Glass a discount of 25 per cent.
We have had to telegraph to
New York for Gold Beads a
great many times since Dec. z.
A new lot received Saturday.
Irices low and quality the high,
est, viz: i4-kt.
Solid Silverware,
Gold Jewelry,
Largest 8tock between Chicago aid
San Francisco,
, J, Steinmetz Jewelry Co.
Leading Jewelers,
N. B.-Fmnest watch repairing
in the Northwest. Jewelry made
to order and repaired. D)iamond
setting and engraving, original
and artistic. A MAuIL oURDER DP
PARTMENT. Write for a ring
gauge to p sju.t the fit with. i
The Ogalialas and Bruise Indulge in
Long Disoourses Coneerning
Perfeot Pease.
At the Same Time Theiy Seem
Disposed to Zeep Their
Seasible Talk to the Councll by Lien,
Taylor-The Cheyennes Depart for'
Tongue River,
Pitn Eands Atnme, Jwn. 10,.-This after.
noon an itaportat eonterenu took pl, e
on invtlation of the Ogallaiss in the vnii
ty of 'the friendliee' eamp, ix baundred
fEiles were prelset, The Ogallals had pre
pared a least of hot soses and boiled dog,
The only Whlte men present were Lieot,
Taylor, Ninth cavalry, commander of the
Ogallala soots,and ex-Agent McGilliouddy
All the prominent Ogallala and Brule chiefs
were present. American Horse made a
strong talk in favor of the Indians comply
ing with Gen. Miles' disarming order and
saying the chiefs should return to the!;
homes and bring their young men to te
speof their white friends; dissuade them
from violence and compel the children to
return to shobool. Shor) Bull said many of
the Rosebud Indians wanted to come to
Pine Ridge because they knew they would
be treated better there. They were starved
at Rosebud sometimes, They wanted to
live with their brothers in one place. People
carried lies about the Indians when they
were separated. High Pipe and Two Strike
also spoke, and were followed by Standins
Soldier, a fine young chief, member of the
Taylor soonuts. He said some had come to
the agency to make trouble and had killed
friendly Indians. That had caused soldfers
to be sent against them and made Gen.
Miles command them to lay down their
arms. He hoped all of them would comply
with the order, because it would bring peace
again. A short time ago he had brought to
White Ila (Lieut. Taylor) a good many of
Bitting Bull's men. They Were now in
damp. They had been well treated and
their ponies fed with grain and hay. If
Big Foot and his band had at once come in
they would have been treated in the same
manner. The trouble 'which came to him
was brought on by his own people,
Dr. McGilliuenddy then gave the Indians a
talk, in which he pointed out the errors they
had made. He advised them to obey regu.
lations in the future. Lieut. Taylor was
asked by the Indians to speak. He said he
knew very many of the Ogallalas and was
satisfied that they were friendly. He did
i.t' know the Iuanle po well, but felt that
there were many good men among them,
The trouble they had experienced had
been occasioned by a variety of circum
stances. In the greater part of Indian
troubles he had observed that the Indians
had always good excuse, and he thought
they had some excuse in this, and if they
wished to remain in neace all they had to
do was to comply with the orders of Gen.
Miles. Those who had good sense should
set the example to and control the young
men. Ttey had turned in very few guns
and everyone knew they had many more.
The Great Spirit had so far this winter
given extraordinary good weather. If a
blizzard should now come up their children
and women would die and they and the sol
dierswould suffer. He hoped they would at
once comply with Gen. Miles' order so the
soldiers could go home. If they did, some
of the chiefs would be taken to Washing
tonto state their geivanees to the Great
Father. Their rights would be recognized
by the present officers over them.
The council closed in the best possible
humor, the Brules having listened intently.
Good results are expected from the coun
cil. Up to this evening the Indians have
turned over tifty-one guns, out of about
1,400 they are believed to possess. Stand
ing Elk's and Little Chief's band of Chey
ennes left here to-day for the Tongue River
agency, a distance of about 400 miles.
They are accompanied by Capt. Evan.,
whose duty, among other things, will be to
satisfy settlers along the route that the In
dians are peaceable and that no danger
need be apprehended. T'he transfer is made
in pursuance of an agreement entered into
several months ago by Gen. Miles and other
Cheyenne commissioners, at the request of
the Chveyennes, who are not able to live in
peace with t e Sioux. The disposition of
the various bodies of troops remains un
On the Causes and IResnlts of the Wound
ed Kinee Fight.
WAssnsrrow, Jan. 16.--The commissioner
of Indian affairs has received from Mrs.
Goodale, supervisor of education at Pine
Ridge, a report of the battle at Wounded
Knee, She says her information is chiefly
from Indian prisoners engaged in it and
persons who afterwards visited the scene.
turvivors of Big Foot's band are unanimous
in the stotement that the Indians did not
deliburately plhIn resictanco. The baucks in
the in ty were. many of them, unarmed,
intending to visit the agency at the invita
tion of Ried Cloud. When they met the
troops they anticipated no trouble. There
was constant friendly intercourse netween
soldiers and Indians, even the women
shaking hands with the orlcers
and mien. The demand for their
arms was a surprise to the
Indians, but the great nmajority submitted
(uiet y. ''he topes had already been
senrched and a large number of gun.,
knives and hatcabhets confisoated, when the
searching of the persons of the melt Ibegan.
The swomoan say they too were searched and:
their knives (wliach they alwa:tys carry for
domestio purpoiee) taken from them. A
number of men surrendered their rifles and
cartridge bolts, when one yooaig tlan, do
noribod by the Ildians as at good-for-ntoth
ing young fellow, fired a singhl shot. 'ihis
called forth a volicy from the troops, and
firing and confausion became general.
"I do not credit the stateteltn~ made by
some that the women e.tried armsand parl
ticipated actively in the flight. Want of
testimtony i, overwhelmingly against this
supposition. Tbhere niay have Ieen ,ne or
two isolated osnes of this kind, but there is
ino doubt a great majority of women and
chilldren, as well as iuanty unarmed men and
youths, had rot thought of anything but
sight. 'they were pursued up ravines and
shot down indiscrinalntely by soldiers.
'rhe kllilng of women and children wss in
part unavoidable, owing to confusion.
1'arties who visltod the battlefield Jani. 1
regport that nearly niall the bodies of the men
were lyng close to Hig Foot's, while those,
of the women and children were coatter.,tl
along a distanie of two niles from the
seene of the enoutnter."
Allent Co. of Pnlalo, N. Y., have sent
notiee to ooerespondents that the frm will
discontineu trying to do bduses, as their
load is too heavyto work of.
inmate of the Palshe Hotel, Wallerllie
Ousted by vre,,
Bvu.a, Jan, ld,-[Speelai,-'The Psitel
hotel, of Walkerville, was partially dh
stroyed by fire at an early hour this mobt
ing. The fire was first discovered by Mrs.
Wm, Easmlnger, wife of the proprietor,
who was awakened by the smoke flling he
room, By that time the fsmes had gained
such headway that she only waited to giJt
the alarm and jumped from a second story'
window. In the fall she sustained severe.
injuries in the arm and lide and friends
were oblilged' to carry her to one of the
neighboring houses, where every care was
given her. The boarders in the
house also had only time to es-'
cape, without wviting to seoure theti,
clothing, and had4it been a bad night all
must have faletld severely. ol far a" can
be learnmed Mrs, Ensminger was the only
one injured, As soon as the alarm was
given the Are ddpartmeant from both the.
Alies and the Lexington mines responded,
and in a wonderfully short time both had
streams playing on the lames.
The main building was not materially
'damaged, though the furniture was badly
smoked up. The loss will fall most heavily
upon Mr. Eneminger, who owned the furnif
ture in the building. He had it insured for
$1,800. That amount will more than cover
his damage. The building is the property
of Mrs. Winm. Thomas and was not Insured.
It is thought that $1,500 will cover her lose.
Humility and Forglving Spplrlt of the Col
orado Senators,
Daevan; Jan, 16,-Gov. Boutt to-day re
seived a telegram from Senators Teller and
Wolcott sayings "Telegram signed by
yourself and others urging acquiescence in
el-Senator Hill's nomination as monetary
commissiloner resolved. Hill's nomination
was intended and has been everywhere rec
ognized as an affront to the Colorado sena
tors for their course respecting silver, but
whatever may be our personal differences
we have concluded to request his confirma
tion, being animated by a desire to further
the truest interests of Colorado, We fear
that if Mr. Hill is rejected some mono
metallist would be appointed in his stead."
The senators also request the governor and
other signers of the telegram to join in an
earnest effort to reconcile the unhappy dif
ferences now existing in the Colorade house
of representatives.
P'lot of Kansasse lepubliesnt
KANSAS CITr, Jan. 10.-A special to the
Times from Topeka, Kan., says: Sensa
tional developments in the senatorial fight
may be expected soon. The Farmer's alli
ance in caucus last night decided to unseat
seven republican members of the lower
house and seat the seven contestant Farm
ers' alliance candidates. When this fact
became known to republicans of the senate
it is said they decided to adjourn the senate
on the very day that the republicans of the
lower house ire unseated. The adjourn.
ment will be sine die and will prevent the
holding of a joint session to elect w .enatpr.
The choice of senator to succeed Ingallts Will
then devolve upon Gov, Humphreys, who, it
is said, will name Ingalls.
Scheme to Count loyd Out.
LacoLtw, Neb., Jan. 10.-Petitions are
being circulated throughout the state ask
ing the legislature for a recount of the bal
lots east at the November election. This is
supposed to be a scheme of the independ
ents to get possession of the ballots of
Douglas county, in which Omaha is situ
ated, for the purpose of counting out Boyd
and seating Powers as governor.
Still at Outs.
D.Nvvan, Jan. 16.-The two warring fao
tions of the house of representatives failed
to reach an amicable settlement of their
differences. Both factions held a meeting
this morning, but nothing was done. Haw
ley, the police inspector who was shot yes
terday morning by Hurley McCoy, died
this morning.
The Prospects for the Game Next Year
Much Iletter.
New Yonx, Jan. 10.-The base ball war Is
at an end and the prospects for a successful
season in '91 are flattering. To-night the
National league, American association and
a remnant of the Players' league, in joint
session, was formed into two leagues, ab
sorbing the Players' and admitting the
Western association to the new national
agreement. Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia
(Players' league) and Washington were ad
mitted to the American association in place
of Rochester. Syracuse, Toledo and the
Athletics. The American association bought
out Rochester for $8,1100, Toledo
for $8 ,00 and Syracuse for $7,
000. 'Ihe Boston American club
must charge lOcents admission. All Play.
ers' league sheep must return to the fold
where they were reserved, but undoubtedly
many of them will be allwed to stay where
they are. Everybody was in the best of
humor. The new agreement provides for
a board of three which shall control the
working of the associations. It d'estroys
the sales system and the bnlack list, but con
tinues the reserve rule in effect. The play
era whose saluries are not paid mnav secure
release from clubs which are in arrears for
fifteen days. Many inportant changes are
made, all lookinu for the elevation of the
game and justice and harmony between the
players, managers and ecpitalists.
Knock-Out nt irest Faill.
G(EAT FALL. Jan. lI;,--[lpc0ial.--Tlio
Park theatre was packed to witness the
knock-out between Fraker, champion of
Washington, aid Curran, of G(reat Falls.
Hiz ively rounds were fought and the bat
tle was won by Curran in the sixth. There
is great enthusiasm hero over the victory of
the local scrapper.
Ili N.,.. in Normnal.
Nrew Onrmarmas, Jani. 16.-The rumor which
was started this evening to the effect that
Jack D)ompsee was dead is absolutely with
out foundation. He is getting better rap
idly-and will be about as usual to-morrow.
His nose was not broken, as at first re
Carpet Hills IStrneld.
'Pminase.ami, Jan. 11.-Fire broke out
at a late hour to-night in the carpet mills
of John & James Dobson, at Pails of
Hohoylkill, a suburb of this city. 'The ear
pet mill is located in the centre of a group
of six mill buildings, composing one of the
largest establishments of the kind in the
United States. At 1:81 a. nm. the aix-story
carpmt and plush mill, wool storage hous
and lBrussels enrpet mill were comupleItely
dstroved. The fire was still burniig
fiercely but is believed to be under e,ntrol.
'he damage will appr.ximate *7tl,0(0).
A. (. I'etie & Co.. wholesale dealers in
lunabr, of lI)allas. 'L'exsn, assigned Friday
afternoon. Ast*, $9840,0~00; liabilitles,
Prfaident Balmaeeds Thought by
His Enemies to Aspire to
be Dictator.
A.t Loggerheads With the Cham
'bers Conoerning the Subjeoot
of Improvements.
,comment on the Situation by a B.esdent
of the Antipodal Republice-,
orueigsa News,
SYoax, Jan. 16,-A di patoh from Val
was reoeived here to-day by C. R,
1 & Co., saying that the navy of Chill
revolted, and deelared agaspst Prel
dapt Ilalmaceda and his arbitrary acts. No
p atenlre were given, but further news is
x td.
Chillan fleet onsite of three iron
e s, one deck proteted oruiser, ten frst
l and two second clas torpedo boats,
tw4 corvets, three rams, four gunboats, two
trepsports and four sailing vesels. The
out powerful of these ships are the Almi
r Coehrane, Blanco Enoolsda, Esmer
id and Huazar. The Hnazar was captured
fropa the Peruvians in 1870, after a deeper.
atdaght ;
.he personnel of the navy consists of
four rear admirals, forty-three captains,
thirty-nine lieutenants. 102 other officers,
1,4q6 sailors and 00o marines, There is a
Iuaal college at Valparaiso, with about 100
Spime light is thrown upon the political
situation in Chili by the latest Chilian pa
perp at hand, It has been known generally
and explained here that President Balms
04b has been for the last sixteen months
at l erheads with the Chllan chambers;
tha be has often changed his ministers,
u n accordance with the wishes of the
haptbers, and again in opposition to those
wisies, He has been constantly acaused of
ent Itanifng ditatorial ambitions, and aim
inlu t his own re-election or that of his too
devited and rather unpopular friend, Senor
Manfnonter. The last charge was that Bal.
madeda and his agents were tampering
with the registration of voters, who were
soon to proceed to a general election.
George L. Duvall, of Brooklyn, who has
been in business in Chili for several years,
and recently returned to this country, said
to-night that the cause of the trouble was
to be found in an agitation in favor of a
new election law. "The country is clamor
ous," said Mr. Duvall, "for na new system
of making nominations for president. The
old systembhas no primaries or nomination
conventions. The candidates simply an
nowsn. theseeeh s,- The president is
chosen by indirect ballot, the people first
choosing a delegate by ballot and the dele
gates electing the president. The intend
ents or mayors of the cities, and the gov
ernors of the provinces are not elevated by
the people. They are appointed by the
president and may be removed by him if
he chooses. The president is elected
for five years and is ineligible for re-elec
tion, but this tremendous power of patron
age practically enables him to dictate his
successor, thus making the party in power
in a measure self perpetuatina. President
Balmaceda was elected in 81881, His term
expires next September. The elections are
held in April. He is a very able man and is
considered to be very patriotic. His admin
istration has been progressive. The country
is just now enjoying a remarkably prosper
ous era. The revenues derived from the
nitrate soda mines acquired in the war with
Peru amount to 2(1,000,00( pesos a year, or
nearly $24,000,000. The president deemed
it advisable to expend this sumn in internal
Transcontisnental Railroad to be Built
Seal Fishing.
Sr. Perrasnuno, Jan. 16.-Both ministry
and press are engaged in discussing two
great industrial questions. The first, of
utmost importance to the state, is the build
ing of a transcontinental railroad; the sec
ond is the sealskin exploration in the
Komnmandorsky Islands. It is quite de.
cided that the government is to build the
Siberian railway. It is also decided that it
must be one continuo'u line, which will
unite the Baltic with the Pacificto ocean. Ile-
oause of the financial daifenity, three see
tions only will be built to start with, viz.:
I'omsk to Irkoutsk, Baikal to IP etensk and
Fussouri to Vladivostok, which will unite
three systems of waterways, 'i'he rest of
the line will be completed as soon as possi
ble. The entire line from Znatornst .to
Vladivostok, a distance of 74,:K10 verste or
4,t:l)c4 miles will cost, inc.ndiig rolling
stck, 841,000,000 roubles, or $1i0,t10.,000.
The lines are to be began at different points
at the same time aind are to be completed in
six years.
Thl sealskin question is dune to a long ar
ticle in the official paper, baseud upon the
stirring report prepared by M. O(rloff, line
aiana consul-generial at San Francisco. ''The
Iuessian consul in Sian Francisco has been
in position to see what was being done by
Americans and foreigners on the coast of
Knmtschatka, and in a long report to his
govcrnment he throws great blame, with a
certain mixture of dislike, on the Ameri
cani, if one is to judee by the vulgar termns
with which he treats them. The Ameriao n
community here is indignant. It is to be
feared that this spiteful report will lead to
the exolusion of Asnericans from any cona
cosione on the Kommandorsky islands.
, .Atorn o I. indlgnatlion (iatiherlng
Throunghtouat EIr.pe.
ILowPmow, Jan. Iti.-'l'he authorities at
Mo.nto Carlo are seriously larmned at the
attacks of the Parisian preuss and the arow
inl demand throughout Europe for the
suppression of the gambling hell. Mgr.
'Iheapet, bishop of Monaco, has issued a
remonstrance against the reokless manner
ia whioh the establishment is adlmlnistered
and the hasty interment of the suicides
whto, though not entitled to the rites of the
church, should have a respectable burial.
A number of persons have arrived at Mo
neco from France, lueland and other counu
tries in seatrch of missing relatives now
beilevad to have prisrhed there, and the
,otte's field is nuxiously inspected by
hem. althoughl they fand it dltielt to get
atiry informanti .n.
It is thoughlt not imropbable that YFrane
wary take advan(sage ,f the public tmfeeling
aar,,s.dt to sea-e the little 1rsneipality and
alllaex it to the republic, l'he prinoe is in
tnauae dretdl of sarlch naction. At th., senmo
(tta he hesittes to reduee his revenues by
siholishbtig the famosu gamblingl den. whose
aunnalglrs virtually control the I riucipality.
Will ontoree the liaeksde.
Loss.s, Ja. 16.-As assigned diepsteh
from Iqulque, premmQibly stent wdlfd's
agent, says the navy*' s given notiee it
will enforce the bloeokdi at PhIaues and
Clots Buena, commenclng Jan, 26, A etel.
gram received by way of Buenos Ayrs says
a number of naval rebels disembarted at
Coquimbo, and troops were trying to sur
round and isolate them from loyal distrits.
The dispatb adds that Presidmnt Balmsa
coda has issued aa panjfeo energetienlly
as.ertlng authority an reuting insurgent
Turbateat oDelansgits.
PAnls, Jan. 1O,-An efort made to-night
to hold a revisdonists' meeting in
Uobella's theatre ended in a complete fail
ure. The assemblage wits turbulent
throughout, owing to the presence of a
crowd of Boulangists, who conducted them
selves in the most disorderly manner, Gob.
let, on rising to speak, was assailed with
Insulting vociferations and finally cultted
the heatre, The voices of other speakers
was alsodrowned in the uproar and fnally
the noisy assemblage dispersed.
TLneolu in London,
Lowrow, Jan, 10.-United States Minister
Lineoln arrived here at 10 this morning
from Southampton, The staff of the Amer
lean legation was awaiting his arrival and
gave him a warm welcome,
Ste isan a Theory That Inelndes Murder
for Money.
BltaMxonAM, Ala., Jan. 16.-Two weeks
ago, Joseph Gordon, a Frenchman, came
here ao.ompanied by Louis Lambert. They
engaged rooms at a boarding house kept by
Mrs, Ledet, who is a Frenchwoman, Lam.
bert told Mrs. Ledet that Gordon had re
cently come into possession of a large for
tune left by his father, who had died in
Denver, Lambert also said Gordon had
$10,000 in cash and diamonds valued at
$18.000 with him, Mrs. Ledet. who is a
handsome widow, says that several days
ago Gordon proposed marriage to her, and
on Wednesday, as an evidence of his sin
cerity, gave her $42,000. Mrs, Ledet locked
the money in the closet of her room. Yes
terday morning she discovered the money
had been stolen and Gordon and Lambert
were both missing and no trace of them was
found. Mrs. Ledet's theory is that Lam
bert murdered Gordon and stole the money.
Gordon told Mrs. Ledet that his father left
him a fortune of $100,000 in mining prop
erty and real estate. His name is Antoine
Gordon, Lambert was employed by young
Gordon as a traveling companion.
Shotguas and Wnechesters Features ofa
sDakota Court.
HurnaBarc, Jan. 16.--Special.]-Juatice
balked by the brandishing of cocked shot
guns and Winchester rifles was the scene
enacted yesterday morning at Dawson, a
little town fifty miles below this city. The
village justice had a case before him which
had been growing out of years of political
fends in Kidder county. Several weeks ago
Editor Raymond, with his friends, was as
saulted and terribly beatenby the rival fae
tion. A numberreceived ble tas injufries ad
one will die yet from the effeet. Rtaymond had
two of his assailants, Deputy Sheriff Petti
bone and Joe Coulter, arrested and the case
came up for trial yesterday. During its
progress, defendants' friendarushed in with
firearms, bounced the justice of the p.nes
and took possession of the court room.
Nothing can be done either way. Excite
ment is at fever heat and further blood
shed is feared.
The Wrong Davis Arrested.
proxa!wn FALs. Jan. 10.-rSpecia.1.-Joe
Davis, a pawnbroker, was arrested in this
city last night on a telegram from Miesonla
charging him with grand larceny. Davis
was locked up in the city jail over night.
'to-day another telegram was received
directing his release, as it was H. Davis and
not Joe Davis who was wanted. This
afternoon Davis employed counsel and
says he will at once bring suit against the
cities of Missoula and Spokane Falls for
false imprisonment. Davis represents him
self as a reputable business man.
Unlanintterlal Conduct.
Fm.rrsnua,. Jan. 10.-Rev. T. J. Riley,
Methodist Episcopal minister of Braddock,
Penn., whose trial by a church committee
has been in progress two weeks, was found
guilty to-day of imprudence and unminis
trial conduct. 'IThe charges were pre
ferred by W. '1'. Minnick. who alleged that
Riley alienated the affections of his wife.
Multst Now Stand Trial.
Nzw YORK. Jan. lt;.-Alphonss J. Ste
pham, who shot and killed er-Judge Itey
nolds last May, was to-day pronouneed
sane by a majority of the commission of
three appointed to inquire into Stepham's
mental condition. He will now have to
stand trial on the charge of murder.
After Rlobert Rsy's Money,
Naw Yona, Jan. 10.--Mrs. Evangeline L.
Hamilton, as witness in her own behalf,
was the leading attraction in the will con
test to-day, uthe denied that she ever in
troduced Mann as her husband or ever en
tored into a masrriage contract with him.
She never lived with him as wife.
A tLgi*lntor In I..lsnbo.
NAcK. Jan. 1e;.-Frank I'. D)emareest,
mnlcmber of the general assembly for Iock
landl county, was arrested here this morning
charged with the misappropriation of
money and forging endorslments while at
tornsey for the Union Mteamboat cosupany
of Ilfnlo.
('redlters Are Seenre.
Nww Y.nt, Jan. I;.--The state insurance
depanrtsernt has investigated the Fidelity
and Casualty company, of New York, ant!
reports that if tbh company was to wintl
up business to-morrow all policy holdci,
would receive 105 cents on the dollor al!d
all ,othler claims would ibe similarly melt.
l'lT- onrly lsers on account of impairment
rould be the stockholders, who, instead of
having the full capital of *2Jfit),BO returned
to them, would eaeh reseive only a pro rats
share of the capital minus the amount of
impairment, vias. S*iiiS.3,
unrveyed I tShe West.
Co.m,.ussA. Texas, Jan. 16.-Col. Albert
M. Lna died to-day, aged 5t. He was a
graduate of West Point, and under Oea.
Fremont supervised the saurrey of Iowa,
Minnesota, Wisconsin and large portion of
the territory west of the Missaisppi.
(l,,iw. Hovey, of Indiana, tranmitted a
mc usage to the legislature stating that Jas.
lurdock, of the northern prison, had re
fused to pay Into the treasury . cash bal
ance due the state November 18al, of $28.
000, and October. 1100, 0 $l1,00. The
message asks the apointment of la non
rtisam n committ o tnvestigate the mat.
At 4:15 O'Clook Saturday Morning
the Senate Was Still in
Determination of the Republicans
to sit Until a Vote Is
Demeeratle fenators Prepared to Disease
the juestion Indedluitely When
a Quorum Is Present,
WAnmanoroi, Jan. 16.--Supplemettal p*i
titions against the peasage of the elsetionu
bill were premented from the states of A.,
kansas, California, :Delaware, Georgia,
Maryland, Missouri. North Carolina, Vire
ginia, and West Virginia. They inlaude
over 8,000 signatures. Mitchell introduced
a bill providing for a temporary govern
ment in Alaska. On motion of Dolph thu
senate bill appropriating $1,878,000 for the
early completion of the improvement of thu
mouth of the Columbia river, in Oregon
and $815,000 for the completionof the cana
and looke at the Cascadee of the Columbli
river, in Oregon, was taken from the alen.
dsr. Explariations and remarks in favor of
the immediate passing of the bill were
made by Dolph, Mitchell, Dorman and
Gibson. The bill paseed. At the close oi
the morning hour the vice-president lain
before the senate as unfinished busin.s
the election bill and Pasco took the
floor to make an argument against it
Paseco soon yielded to Hoar, who had read
an Article from the Anglo-Maxon Church,
man. of Little Rook, speaking of electlot
methods, etc. Jones, of Arkansas, states
that the writer of the article was not
southern man. He was a truthful, well
meaning man, but had not been on thu
ground long enough to understand the mat
ter and, therefore, his opinion was worti
no more than that of the senator from
Massachusetts. Berry, of Arkansas, tool
part in the discussion, speaking of enasto:
Hoar as a man who passed his life stirring
up strife among his neighbors, the dangel
of which he never shared himself. Aftel
this diversion, which occupied about at
hour, Pseco concluded his speech, giving
notice of an amendment to puniabsh bribers
by the payment of money or by promise o
procuring employment to voters, and ti
punish the use of pay envelopes intender
to influence workmen. He yielded ti
Hoar, who also gave notice of 'al
amendment, the eleot being to give to e
judge only the power to determine het4s
fed.rl supervision of an election I
sary and to give to the aecounting o er o
the reasury power to audit the aeeos9 o;
Pisco again, at ten minutes At i
yielded to Wolcott, who moved aidu
ment. Frye demanded the yeas and nays
which resulted, yeas twenty-seven na
thirty-two, Stewart and Wolcott being th
only republicans voting aye. Pasco thei
concluded his speech. Hampton spok
against the bill and Dixon in its favor.
Rteagan spoke against the bill and con
eluded by declaring with strong feeling
that, dear as life was to him, he would, a
God was his judge, if he could save th
American people from the pending measur
by giving up his life, surrender it as freel|
as he ever performed any act in his life. A
the close or iReagan's speech, a motion we
made by Hoar to lay Butler's amendmen
(that supervisors, canvassers and all else.
tion officers shall be regarded as ministeria
and not judicial offioers) on the table, am
it was agreed to, yeas thirty, nays twenty
The amendment offered by Faulkner, pro
Ijsing a substitute for section fourteenand
to provide for the appointment by court ofI
board of three persons in each congression
al district, to be known as the United State
board of canvassers, was taken up. Faulk
net advoeated the amendment and con
demued the action of the republican sens
tore in stifling discussion by moving to lag
the amendment on the table. In the eours
of a colloquy between Faulkner, Gray ane
Spooner, the latter stated as an illustra
tion of what the bill meant that if he has
a boil on the back of his neck he would no
think it necessary to place poultices orle
his whole back. The illustration was takes
advantage of by Faulkner, who saw in it ai
admission that the bill was a partisan ant
sectional measure, to be pat in force onlj
in one part of the country.
The Senate Without a Quorum, But Wii
not Adjoera.
Wasnmnrow, Jan. 17.-1 a. m.--Fsalk.
nor is still addressing the senate and seemu
good for several hours, and it is probable
now that the object on the democratic sid
is to occupy the time. There are not mon
than a dozen senators on each side of thu
chamber, but there are large reserves in thu
cloak rooms ready to meet any phase of th.
question that may present itself. The gal
leries are now nearly empty but the pros
pect is that the session will continue
through the watches of the night and per
hamd all day to--morrow.
2 a. m.-Falukner continued speaking an
til I:-0, whlen the absence of a quoroum we
brought to the attention of the chsair b
a.uders. A call of the roll ashowed onll
thirty-six senators present, only five of the
inumber being democrats. A motion we,
made by Hoar to compel thie attendance on
ablenteeebut larrim made the point al
order that the first motion, a.
d-r the sules, was to direst tnu
nLerogeant--at-nrms to request thu
attenudance of absent senators. The presid
inug ofeer ( Washbrn) sustained the poini
of order and Hoar changed the motloe
necordnmgly. The motion was agreec
to and a list of the absentees fuor.
niahed to the rrgennt-at-arms. The
only democrata Iprelent were Coekrell
I';,ilkner, (Jormuan. Hrris and PsWo,
I;. I.re the list had beeu handed to the ser.
,n;:-at-t-arms five unoresenators, all repe.'
Itcens. had answered, making the whole
nuamber present forty.one.. or four less theh
a quorum. Up to two o'clook no euastql
had presented himself in eompllsnee witl
the requet and it looked: as if a quorum
might nout be procured.
300 a. m.-A quorum was finally smedU
at I:)0 n. m. Gorman moved that furthe
proceedinlgs be dispensed with. lejened,
Then when the senate attempted to resume
business it was discovered that two or three
senators had slipped out again, slome al
word they were ii and eounldn't come.
4:115 a. su.-At tbhis hour there is no quo.
rum and no signs of adjournment.
Peeeeodlsgs i. the mouse,
Watmimroo, Jan. 18-In the boue a
resolation wa adopted giving the
silver pool eommittee leave to sit dre
ing the session of the boese. ud
lgrntioe t power to a eodus t the I
tion oniide ofW mhingbon ideed.
hosme then went into somumie
ilume, of Areimm tok esmmse

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