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VOL. XXXIl.-NO 836 ýº FNA. MONTANA, SUNDAY MvORNING, JANUARY 24, 1892.-TWELV1E PAGES PRICE F1V~ CMMTS* MUSI LEAAN lRELIGION. Emperor William and Cabinet In. sist on Making the Schools Sectarian. The Kaiser's Idea Is to Stamp Out Communities Having Lib eral Leanings, Dismay Among Teachers-The Suppres. sion of Vice Bill-Undeclded Ietween Hapglng and electrecution. LCopyrilht, 1802, New York Associated Press.1 Bar aN, Jan. 23.-The dissentions between Herr Miguael, imperial minister of finance, and Chancellor von Caprivi, in relation to the section on the education bill, have reached such an acute stage that the resig nation of the finance minister is looked for. Miguel is not quite alone in the ministry in urgizig such modifications in the measure as will enable the children of unarents who are neither Catholic nor orthodox Luther ans to escape being subjected to compul sory religious teachings.. Ministers Firth and BSchelling, on the grounds of policy, partly side with him, but if the crisis leads to a cabinet rupture Miguel is certain to find himself alone in retiring. The more the bill gets kno s . the fiercer grows oppo sition from the national, liberal and freisin nige parties. The conservatives also regard the proposals with increasing disfavor. The popular sense of justice revolts against a measure which will force Methodists, old Catholics, Unitarians and Deists and free thinkers generally to have their children educated in some state-rec oanized creed. The sects which the bill ad mits as duly qualified religious societies are the Moravians, Quakers, Greeks. Angli cans, Jews and old Lutherans. Parents neither Catholics nor Lutherans can pro fess to be adherents of any of these sects and have.their children educated in ao cordance therewith. But the emperor, whose pet ideas are embodied in the pro posalse, means to stamp out religious com munities having a liberal bias and will not surrender one single point of the measure. Teachers in the primary schools, between whom and the clericals profound antipathy often exists, are dismayed at the prospect of being, placed under the thumb of the priests. Many of them suspected of having broad ideas will be cleared out as soon as the law is put in operation. It is doubtful whether Caprivi himself approves of the bill. His speeches in its defense lack his usual zest, but having ac cepted the position of voice of the imperial will, he must carry the matter through. The bundesfaith has finally approved the suppression of immorality bill. The meas nre provides that all offenders embraced by the act shall be placed in solitary cofine ment, supplied with only a plank bed and -bread and water. Emperor William's thrity-third birthday occurs on Wednesday next. The occasion will be celebrated by the court, at which the king and queen of Wurtemburg, the king of Saxony, and a number of princes will be present. A woman named Badme Waski was be headed yesterday by the Berlin executioner for having killed her husband. She will, in all probability, be the last criminal dis patched in this manner, as the emperor is turning his attention to the methods of capital punishment. His majesty has de cided against the present barbarous sys tem. He hesitates between death by hang ing and electrocution. The use of the guil lotine he rejects entirely. The retention at St. Petersburg of Sir Robert B. D. Morier. as British ambassa dor to Russia, is especially gratifying to the foreign office, Sir Robert is a steady supporter of Emperor William and Von Caprivi in his efforts to disengage the czar from his alliance with the French govern ment. Reports that the driebund are co operating with England in some grand diplomatic movement are in circulation, but nothing tangible can be learned. Mme. Meta Hieber, a Californian by birth, has just made a successful appear ance at Munich as Margaret in Berlioz's "Damnation of Faust." The Eternal City Shaken. ROME, Jan. 23.-Several quite severe shocks of earthquake were felt here last night, which caused a panic in the more crowded quarters of the city. The inhabit ants of the houses thought the dwellings about to fall and rushed into the streets, many of them in a dishevelled state, not even waiting to save any of their personal effects. So much did they fear the repeti tion of the shocks that they remained on the streets all night. The theaters shook with the violence of the shocks and the persons present at the performances were greatly frightened. The panic soon sub sided. however. Most of the clocks in the city stopped at 11:27. The ground shook so violently that the street lamps were extin guished. The pope was aroused by the earth's tremors and immediatoly sent to the vatican observatory to inquire if they ale likely to prove serious. His holiness was assured there was no danger or any prospect of any and he therefore retired for the night. At a number of places in the province houses were demolished but nobody has been reported killed. To Look at tihe Cofmin. ToNDON, Jan. 23.-A very remarkable fea ture in connection with the death of the duke of Clarence is that demonstrations are still made. The Albert Memorial chapel was opened to the public to-day and hun dreds of people went from London to Windsor for the purpose of looking at the coffin containing the remains of the duke. The fear that the duchess of Fife may through a series of events succeed to the throne, continues to excite the English peo ple, particularly thoe of the nobility and upper classes. A well informed oerrespond ent says Prince George of Wales, who through his brother's death., becomes heir presumptive to the throne, will almost im mediately be made duke of Sussex and his engagement to some princess be announced before the end of the season. Congregation or Cardinals. RoME, Jan. 23.--Two general congrega tions of cardinals will be convoked ina few days, under the presidenyor of the pope himself, to consider the subject of the two beatificatiops that will be proclaimed on the ocasion of his episcopal juhilee. New Years' greetiug to the pope from the Emperor William, contained these words: "I pray the Eternal that he will preserve the life so precious to the interests of re ligian and to the maintenance of friendly relations to the empire." CMust Sell at Fair Pricee ST. PETtrsnuao, Jan. 23.--Owing to the fact that speculatore are amassing wheat in the eastern provinces to the detriment of thousands of famished people in that part of the empire, the czar has mntructed the mayorof Moscow to purchase 15,000,000 roubles worth of wheat for distribution among the starving. The czar has deter mined to have no nionsense about it and has empowered the mayor to offer a fair rice, and if that is refused to counflsoate ehe wheat. ROBBERS RUN N. One Killed and Another Weofded-They Robbed it Train. FoTy Scoar, Kan,, Jan. 28.-The Missouri Paolfi train, which reached Lamar, Mo,. at 12:80 this morning, was boarded at Shol don by two men, who wont to the express car and held up Express Messenger Houck, Baggage Master Hall and Passenger Agent Barnett, from whom all their money and jewelry was taken. Hoock was forced to open the safe and a small amount of money was taken from it. Soon after the robbery a dispatch was received here to watch for two men, stating that they had left on a freight for this 'place. Policeman McLemore saw the men get off the north bound freight train, which arrived here this morning, and he hatted them. One of the men shot and killed him and both then escaped. As soon as they shot the policeman they jumped into an empty box car of a freight which was just pulling out, looking them selves in. Shortly after a passenger train from Lamar arrived, among the passen gers being Detective Chester, of the Mis souri Pacific, who was in pursuit of the bandits, accompanied by United States Marshal Mapes. Marshal Abbott, of Fort Scott. joined them and the train went in pursuit of the freight. At Miamistown the freight was overtaken and the oflicers boarded the car immediately behind the one in which the bandits had taken refuge. The latter immediately ooened fire upon pursuers. The offioers returned the fire and shots were continuously exchanged through the ends of the cars, all the way to Pleasanton, five miles. Here the posse which had beegn summoned met the train, surrounding the car and calling upon the fugitives to surrender. They replied by firing through the sides of the car. After exchanging shots for an hour one of the robbers was killed. The other then surren dered. He is seriously wounded and gives the name of Charles Myers, of Kansas City, Ken. A reporter called at the house in Kansas City, Kansas, where Meyers said he lived. Two women were found, one of whom said she was Meyers' wife, and the other his mother. Asked where Meyers was, they said he left last night with his brother-in law, B. C, Francis, and were expected home to-night. They were very nervous and re served in answering questions, and made no comment when told of the robbery and the wounding of Meyers and the killing of his companion, Mrs. Meyers said her hus band been running a "joint," or Kansas saloon. The police do not know him. It is supposed the dead robber is S. C. Fran cis. The police of Kansas City, Ken., re ceived a telegram to-night for Meyers, say ing: "Tell my wife. it is us. I am badly wounded." The "ns" evidently included Francis. The latter and Myers married sisters. Francis was a cousin of Gov. Francis, whom he greatly resembled, and nephew of Judge Cowan, of St. Louis. He was heir to an estate near Baltimore, be queathed him in trust by his father. Meyers is the son of a wealthy Missouri stockman. MONTANA RACE MEETINGS. The Dates Deflinitely Fixed by the Secre tiries at leutte. BUTTE, Jan. 23.-[Special.--Thef secre taries of the racing associations if Mon tana met again to-night for the purpose of arranging a final schedule of dates, the previous ones having proven unsatisfac tory. The secretaries in attendance were Francis Pope, of Helena; W. M. Thornton, of Anaconda; Geo. S. Miller, of Deer Lodge; W. A. Jones, of Dillon; Chas. El tinse, of Butte. Glendive, Miles City, Great Falls and Missoula were not repre sented. President A. J. Davidson and Col. W. B. Hundley, of the Helena association, and F. E. Shaw and A. L. Holmes, directors of the Butte association, were also present and offered some valuable suggestions in regard to conducting the circuit. Francis Pope was chosen chairman of the meeting and Geo. S. Miller secretary. After a number of propositions and counter pro positions had been made and considered the following final and definite schedule of dates was unanimously adopted: Glendive, June 21 to 23; Miles City, June 25 to 29; Deer Lodge, July 4 to 7; Dillon, July. 9 tol3; Anaconda, July 15 to 27; Butte, July 29 to Aug. 12; Helena, Aug. 13 to 20: Great Falls, Aug. 22 to 27; Missoula, Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. The arrangement was made for what the secretaries considered the best interests of the circuit. It was also decided that the colt stakes will be closed on March 1, 1892, and the entries for the trotting and pacing purses on July 1, excepting those for Glen dive and Miles City, which will probably close June 15. The recodrds made at Glen dive and Miles City will not constitute a bar to subsequent meetings on the circuit. The amount of purses and added money stakes, it was estimated, will exceed $155, 000. The stakes of the different associa tions will be advertised within five or ten days. THE INVINCIBLE IRISH. They Pull the Cornishmen Over the Line in Short Order. BUTrTE. Jan. 23.-LSpecial. l-The Irish Cornish tug of war to-night was witnessed by a crowd that packed the pavillion rink to the doors. A long, close contest was ex pected, but the Irish had it all their own way. The English team mounted the plat form to the tune of "God Save the Queen," and the Irish to the tune of "Wearing of the Green." The Irish began pulling the rope from the start and kept it moving until in ten minutes the five feet were gained. Meanwhile, their sympathizers stood up on chairs end benches and yelled. That was the only tug of the evening. The rest of the teams re fused to pull in the tournameont further on the ground that they were not coeting enough of the receipts. Manager Haller paid all to-night except ihe Norwegians, whose captain he could not fiud. The Nor wegians followed him to a saloon and threatened to hang him if he did not settle. The Irish team was in the same place and stood by Haller. Two Norwegians were thrown out of the place and the rest quieted down. It is likely that the tournament is over, although an effort will be made to morrow to patch up the differences. Winner by Three Feet. CnicAoo, Jan. 23.-Winner by three feet, was the manner in which Chas. W. Anb iner, American, was announced to be the champion of the six days' international bicycle race at Battery D to-night. Ash inger's record is 727 miles, and Wallace StaYge, the Bootchmau, was but three feeoot behind him at the filuish. Land, the EqTz lishmen, made 720 miles, ten laps behilid his opponents. Made a Great Leap. NEw Yoalt, Jail. 20.-At the lirst annual in-door championbship games of the Met ropolitan association, A. A. A., thisevening mn Madison Square garden, in a standing broad jump A. I'. iowaner mnad ton feet ten nllud one-quarter incheso , boatiig tle world's record, held hitherto by Malcolm Ford with temtsst nine and throee-quarters inchss. THE MOST ACUTE PHASE, Reached In the Question at Issue petween Chili and This Government. Unole Sam's Ultimatum Has Now Been Received in the South ern Capital. Washington Oflicials Confirm the Report of Its Sending-Senator Morgan Discusses the Subject. SANTrAoo Dm Cnm.i, Jan. 28.-It was learned to-day that the question at issue between Chili and the United States has assumed a most acute phase. This infor formation is to the effect that the Chilian government has received from the govern ment of the United States an ultimatum which, in the strongest possible terms, states that diplomatic relations between the two countries will cease unless the offensive circular note sent out by Senor Matta, recent Chillan minister, in regard to the Baltimore affair, is withdrawn. Furthermore, the ultimatum demands that Chili immediately make reparation for the attack by a mob upon the Baltimore's sailors in Valparaiso, and that she make an apology for those attacks. The ultimatum concludes with the statement that the United States will not brook further delay on the part of Chili in answering the de mand of the American government. THAT ULTIMATUMI. Report of Its Nature In the Main Is Correct. WASHINOTON, Jan. 23.-Although no di rect official information can be obtained here, it is nevertheless learned to night that the Associated press dispatch from Santiago de Chili, reporting the na ture of the communication just sent by this governmst to that of Chili, is in the main correct, though couched in much less diplomatic terms than the original, and not going beyond it one particular of im portance. The immediate impelling cause of sending this communication seems to have been the receipt by the secretary of state, through Minister Montt, of a polite announcement on the part of the Chilian government that Minister Egan is not per sona grata, but, on the 'contrary, is a per sona ingrate in the estimation of the Chil inan government, coupled with the sug gestion that the speedy adjustment of existing difficulties and the promotion of good relations between the two countries would be facilitated by his with drawal. It was not bonsidered proper or desirable to comply with this suggestion, Which was entirely unexpected and, in fact, created great surprise. Thereupon it was determined that the controversy should be brought to a decisive point by inviting Chili to choose between two alternatives, namely, to promptly withdraw the Matta circular, and also make reparation to the victims (or to the families of victims) of the Valparaiso mobs, or in case of refusal to understand that diplomatic relations between the United States and Chili must end and indefinitely cease. No demand that she make apology for those attacks was included in the communication thus sent, for the reason that it is understood that Chili has made to this government earnest disclaimers of sympathy with, or complicity in, the deplorable occurrences of last October, and has expressed deep regret for them. There is good reason to believe that all that is contemplated by this government, in the event of possible refusal by Chili to comply with these demands, is simply the severance of diplomatic relations, and that supposed danger'of a war is by no means increased by the step now taken. On the contrary, it is believed that no more serious results would follow the cessa tion of diplomatic intercourse with Chili than have followed similar interruptions of such relations with other countries in the past. It is understood that this govern ment was not only surprised, but also dis appointed, by the receipt of the suggestions for Minister Egan's recall, in view of the fact that settlement of the long pending diplomatic controversy upon existing lines seemed to be progressing favorably, and there was no aparent reason why objection to Egan should be made at this late day. lThere is also good reason to believe that Minister Montt is greatly disappointed by this unexpected turn of affairs, which threatens to end his earnest efforts to bring about an amicable adjustment by usual diplomatic methods. A STRONG MAN WANTED. Senator Morgan Tells What a Good American Could Do. WAsnmNoroN, Jan. 23.-Senator Morgan, head of the democratic minority on the senate foreign relations committed, in the course of a conversation to-day on the re port that Minister Eanu's recall had been requested, said: "This would be a good op pottunity to send some groat American down there, whose name would carry with it dignity and authority-such a man as Edmnunds, for instance, as ambassador to that government, for the purposu of iego tiating a treaty and looking over thie field. Our treaties with Chili have been tormi nated. Tlrrt would be no offense to Eguan. An ambassador is sent to do a particular thing, to adjust affaiirs and arrange rela tions between the minister accredited to the power and thle government of that power. It would be a fine op portunity for the government to show a desiro to do justice to Egan, to Chili, and to all concerned. Send a plenipotentiary and embassador with power to negotiate a treaty and on the ground to see that exactly what the situation is. Pending that theoe would be peace and the absence of irrita tion in our country and Chili, too. Tliro would be no oUIenso to Egan and it seems to me the government hlns lost its oppor tunity. Although I do not distrust at all the patriotism of liarrison or Blaine, in the matter, it is very natural that they should lean to his side, because at the time of his appointment there was greoat doubt as to whether lie was a proper man to send to such a place. "ut "sa'nid tihe senator, '*rapology ought not to be a condition of tile recall of Egalnl. If Egan be not acceptable they have ontly to say so to secure his recall. They have a right to have hin recalled, independent of apology, if they are going to make it." 'lThe senator sanid it seemed to himu that airy apology would be not so much for what Chili had done, as for what she said about us'The government of Chill," esaid hlie, "disolnimr all connueootion with, all uplpro bation of. and excuse for, the luob, aund promioses to puniesh uilty parties, wherer ever they lny be found, accoording to tnheir own laws. \As to the IHaltimioro assaril, there is as clear a case os oxonitira tion on tire part of the Chdliii iin goverllilunt as they couldi Iurrange for. The queation of compeonlation to the nlun wounded, and to thie relative or the men killed, is one that must rest in tire judgment of the Chilian people uilesi that, governilment is responsible hi soilue rewtry. If thlit mouuellirnent Is responsible fir the Iaffair, and refuses to mnake aonlpeusa tion, of course it Is our duty to make reclamations upon them and upon their commerace until we get montey enough to pay for the losses sustained. If that.gov orument is not responsible to our govern ment for the wrong done to our citizens, then the question of indemnity is one of mere benevolence, such as we exorcised after tln, Chinese massacre at Rock Springs." ' If, in thea lace of Matta, Chili had had a man of good temper, experience and sound judgment at the head of the department of the exterior (corresponding to our state de partment), tenator Morgan thought we would not have had all this trouble. He scouted the rumor to the effect that this government had urged Chili to hasten an answer to our communication. "That would be a very singular request to make," he said. "It would not do. It would be very undignified for the government to make. if the government has an ulti .matum topropound toChili, let it do it, and not let it depend in afy sense upon whether Chili is in a hurry to answer." In reply to the suggestion of a hope that a peacesul solution would result, Senator Morgan 'said: "I never had any doubt about it. I have not put any war paint on since it started," he said, laugh:ngly. "I think in the end our relations with Chili will be strengthened and our prospects for 'their trade made better and brighter than t"hey are now." FORMIDAB'LE DEMIONSTiATION. When War Is Deilared There Wil be ShIps Enough to do the Fighting. ' Nrw Youan, Jan. 28.-There are now 1,900 meh employed in the Brooklyn navy, die tributed in different departments. Orders to Rear Admiral Gheradi, as commandant of the North Atlantic Squadron, to proceed with the Philadelphia and the Concord to Montevideo, is looked upon by officers here as anticipating the president's message and the possible action thereon. Orders to those vessels have been interpreted ts meaning ther shall continue on to Chili. If the president idea is carried out, the Philadelphia, the .Chioago, the Charleston, the Baltimore, the San Francisco, the Boston, the Atlanta, the Yorktown, the Concord and the Benning ton will be rendezvoused at Valparaiso. They mount ninety large breech loading rifles in the main battery, and 124 Hotoh kis'eand Gatling guns as a secondary bat tery. If the Newark should be added to the fleet, she would add twelve large rifles and seventeen secondary guns. The ques tion of a coal supply for the American cruisers might be partially solved by the seizure of Sandy Point, a Chilian settlement in the straits of Magellan, where there are j extensive coal mines. As the plaoe is not fortified it would be easy of capture. Every preparation is being made for m demonstration. Great quantities of coal re being purchased and stored where the united States can get at it whenever wanted, and the department is giving spe cial attention to the problem of coaling at sea. The president has submitted to con gress a communication from Secretary Tracy, approving the selection of Algeria, on the right bank of the Mississippi river, near the Gulf of Mexico, as a suitable site for a dry dock. TO TRANSPORT TROOPS. Other Vessels IBesides the Ohio to Be Pressed Into Government Service. P a s,.A Jspn. 8,-Thle .Qlo witl 1ea vc'b or4 'for e :the harsletboba navy yard to-morrow morning, her clearance papers being taken out to-day. On her ar rival at Charlestown Capt. Sargent, who has been her commander since the organi zation of the International Navigation company, will, with the present crew. leave the vessel and she will be turned over to the United States authorities. It is be lieved the steamships Pennsylvania, In diana, Illinois and Conemagh, all sailing under American colors and owned by the International Navigation company, will be ordered to Boston as soon as they arrive at an American port. The Inman line flyers City of Paris and City of New York and three Red Star line steamers Friesland, Westerland and Noordland, sailing under foreign colors, but owned by American citizens, will, it is believed, be chartered by the government in a short time. The City of Paris has already been withdrawn from the company's service and is now docked at Birkenhead, England. Agents of the line say she is simply being overhauled preparatory to the summer sea son, but it is believed she is being pre pared for any emergency that may arise, requiring her use by the United States government in the transportation of troops and ammunition. Rumors and Rumors. NEw YolR, Jan. 23--A Washington dis patch quotes Assistant Secretary of State Adee, speaking of Minister Egan, as say ing that Mr. Egan's course has been one only to merit praises. He considers Egan one of the best ministers we have in the service. Throughout this case ho has acted in a most statesmanlike manner. The pub lication of the correspondence will show that the dispatch in which Matta accused Egan of virulent language is as far from characteristic as it possibly can be. Another dispatch says it is stated that Chilian Minister Montt has received from his government positive and complete as surances that the Chilian covernment has now in preparation and will immediately forward, for him to present to the United States, a comprehensive and full apology and promise of reparation. At the state department the rumor is denied. Secretary Tracy is firmly con vincod that at least a shoew of force will be necessary to bring Chilians to terms. Ho seeems to agree With the prevailing opinion atmong naval officers that Chilians can un derstand no argumpnts unless backed up by force, and his present plans contom plates a navil demonstration in the vicin ity of Valparaiso. In the New York navy yard activity con inuecs. The dynamite craiser Vesuvius is in the dry dock, having her fighting tower protected with chain armor. The torpedo hosat Cushing is also being fitted out with tubes. Talked With Illalue. WAs.INroN, Jan. 23.-Minister Montt to-day had a long conference with Becre tary Blaine at the latter's residence, lasting fully two hours. Minister Montt immedi ately returned to his home and refnued absolutely to see any one, but sent down word that he had no news to give out. Seoretary Traoy and other n:embers of the cabinet were also inaccessible. ltetalitalory Measures. ];L PAso, Tex., Jan. 23.-A private dis patch from the City of Mexico confirms the position of Collector of Customs Aspo, of Juarcz, in assessing at nint tax on all ores for export. It is believed this law was put in force by Mexico as a retaliatory oleasure against the United States for the ruling of the secretary of the treasury in assessing a duty upon lead ores imported fromu that country. Iloeides, it is believed by many that this law will discourage ex portations of ores of high grade and be a means of establishing big smelting and re lining works in Mexico. sovernt Seriously Hllrt. t('loAno, Jan. 23.-The entire train, in lunding the mail oar, on the Rook Island road, bound for Council Bluffs, Iowa, which was wrecked near this city last night. burned. Nobody was killed, but several passengers were injured. some of them probably fatally. George Patton, of Hunt ington. Que.. and an unknown man are probably fatally injured. Several othere rooeeived lss oerious hurts. IOT MUCH OF A MARGIN issistant Secretary Spaulding Ex plains the Condition, of the Treasury. The Estimated Receipts for the Year Will Meet the Estimated Expenditures. lie Holds That the Gold Reserve is Avall able for Any Plurpose-Very Close Figuriny. WAsorNoaxo,, Jan. 20,-By request of the ways and means committee Assistant Seo retary of Treasury Spaulding appeared be-. fore the committee to-day. The object was to secure otflcial information as to the revenues and expenditures of the govern meont,u as a preliminary to any possible tariff legislation. Spaulding made a comparison between the current fiscal year and the fiscal year ended June 30, 1890, the year be fore the present tariff act went into effect. He said the total revenue receipts, esti mated, for the current fiscal year were $862,000,000, against $403.079,000 for the fiscal year 1890. The actual receipts were $171,510,000 for the first six months of the current fiscal year. about $7,000,000 more than the expenditures for the correspondmin six months. The expenditures (estimated) for the current fiscal year are $338,000,000, or about $24,000,000 less than the estimated receipts. Spauldingstated that the postal receipts and expenditures were notincluded in his statement, but that the deficit in the postal department was included in the ex penditures, so the surplus shown would not be affected. The secretary said it would be necessary to take $10,000,000 out of the ap parent surplus of $24,000,000 to provide for sinking fund requirements. He added that in addition to the $24,000,000 apparent surplus, there are "oases in the treasury" amounting to $139,728,000, making a total of $153,893,000. He included in cash in the treasury the gold reserve of $100,000,000. Bryan (Neb.) asked if this gold reserve was available for government expenses. Spaulding replied that he understood that Secretary Foster so considered it, and in reply to further inquiries from democratic members, who desired to know if congress had not recognized that gold reserve as set aside for a special purpose, he said there is no statute setting it aside. There might be a resolution setting it aside infetentially. The discussion of the gold reserve soon re sulted in a cross-fire between demooratio and republican members of the committee, the former contending it was a fund for a special purpose, and not available for ordi nary purposes, while the latter asserted the raontrery, 4.Me easns, dSeol.Arng that it was always regarded asia part .of the- ordinary resources until Secretary Manning set them aside by a new system of treasury bookkeeping. Tprner (Ga.) asked Spaulding: "Sup pose the treasury were to get into a pinch, could the gold reserve be used?" Spaulding-"Yes, sir; I think so." Turner-"Now, some $20,000,000 in bonds have been extended; don't you consider them current liabilities?" Spaulding-"No, sir; they are extended at the option of the government, but not of the holders." MIacClennan, chief of the warrant divis ion of the treasury department, in reply to Turner, said this extension was not under authority of law, but was a treasury arran.e ment between the government and credit ors. Turner said that aside fiom the gold issue he understood the figures of the treasury department showed a surplus of cash left in the treasury of $39,000,000. That included fractional silver and an extended bonded debt over $25,000,000. "Taking out this fractional silver and ex tended debt there would not be any surplus, would there?" he suggested to MacClennan. He replied that there would be a little left, but not very much, and to Bryan he said $10,000,000, on account of the ainking fuan was still left out of consideration. In reply to Springer. MacClennan said at the close of last month the treasury de partment paid out upwards of $7,000,000 on account of sugar bounties. The depart mont, however, did not have a direot ap propriation, and "other things," to meet the French spoliation claims, for instance. Dubois Keeps His Seat. WASINqOTOa, Jan. 23.-The senate com mittoe on privileges and elections held a meeting this afternoon and decided by an almost unanimous vote iq favor of Senator F. T. I)ubois, of Idaho, in the contest of W. ii. Claggett for the seat now occupied by the former in the United States senate. The committee also decided by a unani mous vote, to report in the ease of Senator Chilton, of Texas, that his appointment was regular. To Test Their Authority. MONTREAL, Jan. 23.-United States Cus toms Inspector E. 11. Twohy, Special Treasury Agent J. Convers Smith and W. Sorrensky were arrested last night at the instance of J. J. Miller, merchant tailor, on a charge of conspiracy. The affair appears in the light of a dodge on the part of hliller, who had already been arrested for smuggling. Miller is supposed to be on the ocean at presont and the story roos he will be arrested on his arrival at New York or any other United States port at which the vessel touches. 'Th treasury department had suspicion that a large quantity of olothing was annually smug gled into the United States. Miller's ar rest was to be one of the results of the investigation. One of the points to be raised by the prosecution is the right of the United States treasury department of ficials to act s deteootives in Canada. Other ean's Wives the Cause. (Cutc.oo, Jan. 23.-A young German, well dressed, registered Friday night at the Commeroial hotel an "Andrew l1oyer, Sao ramento, California." To-day he was found dead in bed. having committed sui cide with a revolver. le left a letter warning men in general to beware of full iug iu love with other men's wives, which he said was his trouble. He be queathed his gold watch and seal ring to Mrs. Emma Iloyer, 12 Elston avenue, Chi cago. A reporter called on her. hbe said he was a wild brother of her husband and went west two years ago. Hle was a baker, and always in trouble over love allairs, but be wrote a short time ago that Ihe wits mar ried in California. 'The reporter asked it she (Mrs. lloyer) was "the other man's wife" who caused the suicide, but she re flied no. liard Waithor on Stotlc. iorast. Idaho. Jan, 21.-'l'honeands of cat tle are slowly sturving to death in the hills of Southern Idaho. The loss to stock ranchers will be tremendous. Snow covers all grass. The rigorous season was not an tioipatod and ranchesa delayed takling their cattle to low lands. A promuinent atnok man said to-night that domestic animnal left in the hills will either freezse u starve to death. BELTL-SPECULATOR mnother teove In the Slut for VerysreT*r, Damages, BoTTr, Jan. ?I.-S18pootal.1-T-eo noted ioll-Speoanltor lfining case took a new urn to-day, and for the time the title of he caseo has been transpoed, and i'. A. ,argey wants it to eat4 Speaoulator-Bell. .t a late hour this evening he Aled a ecm plalnt in a suit with the tiltl of Patrolk A. Scrgsy, plaintiff, verses the Anaconda lining comoany, Marcue Daly, Iobert C. Dhambu:e and James B. Haggle, defend ants Mr. Lsarey states that he is plaintiff :u the case, and owner of the mining claim known as the SpeOuiator. situated In the nrummit Valley district. As arob general rwner of the Spoor.latrr the plaintiff, on Dec, 27, 1886, let and seass4 Ito John F. Duffy the pseculator mining !laim, to gether with the veins, lodes and ledges thereto belonging for the term of fitteen months, commoucian Jan. 1, 1887, and end ing March 8i, 1888, and that Duffy. as suche lessee, on Jdan. 1, 1881, entered into the possession of the promises ana became entitled to the quartz, rock and ore therein during the term of the lease; that on Jan. 23. 1888, the plaintiff leased the premises to John F. Duffy for a further torm of one year, commencing on the fistr of April, 1889. At the expiration of the last mentioned, lease the plaintiff ver ballyextended the term thereof for a period of two months. On June 1. 1889, the plain tiff again leased the Speculator to Duffy for the term of one year, ending May 31, 1890, and at the expiration of this last lease the term of it was again extended verbally for one month, and Duffy was entitled to the quartz, rock and ore in the Speculator at all times between Jan 1, 1886, and July 31, 1890. On or about Jan. 1, 1'388, Duffy leased one-half of the premises to Wm. A. Clark and Henry Williams. During the existence of this last lease and while the lessees were in possession of the property, the defendants wrongfully and unlawfully extracted and carried away from the veins of the Speculator claim valuable quartz, rock and ore, the same being and amount ing in the aggregate to about 15,000 tons of the value of $40 a ton and to the damage of the lessees in the sum of $600,000. As a furthe caunee of action Mr. Largey sets forth that while he was owner of the Speculator, on or about Aun. 1, 1890, the defendant entered upon the Spectiltor lodes and ledges by means of crosscuts, drifts and stopes from the Bell and High Ore and extracted a large quantity of ore, amounting in the aggregate to 25,000 tons, at a value of $40 a ton, to the damage of the plaintiff in .the sum of $1,000,000. Wherefore the plaintiff prays judgment against the defendants amounting in the aggregate to the sum of $1,600,000, together with his costs and disbursements in this behalf expended. The attorneys named as representing Mr. Largey are Toole & Wallace, of Helena, Geo. W. Stapleton, of Butte, and Mr. Vaile, of Denver. Raises Great Expectations. RED LODGE, Jan. 23.-[Special.]-There has been a new strike in the Lee and Eva L. mines at Grove creek. The owners are Shelby Eli Dillard. H. S. Davis, Dan Lee Morse and Sam M. Foster. Great excite ment prevails. The lode is over three feet and bears both gold and silver. Grove creek is only twelve miles from this city. Business men look forward to this new strike with great expectations. Tie DIentist Exonerated. BiIu.nus, Jan. 23.--[Special. l--The cor oner's jury, after a searchlng examination in the case of May Hewitt, who died Thursday in a dentist's chair, found that she died from heart failure while under the influence of chloroform; that medical mean made careful examination and took all pre cautions usual in such cases. ALlEN MINERS IM3PORTED. Although Under Conutract They Pass tihe Ilargne Onlco. NEw Yoan, Jan. 23.-Contract Labor In spectors Conkling and Osborne, sent from this city to the mining districts of rPenn sylvania to investigate the working of the alien contract law, have sent a report to Secretary Foster. The report states that they discovered evidences of \wholesale violation of the law. In the mines cur rounding Scranton, ni:o-tonths of the miners at present employed are Llungariana or Slave. Fivo years ago the mine s there wore nearly all Americans. At tne Arion mine in western LPennsylvania, HIungarlin and Italian i:mmigr:inti oamo in squads of 20) at a time direct from h;e barge office in this city, under chatrge of padrones. At the nnuos near Carbondale in 188G there were (JO minors, all An'orican citizens. While the ni.uers' etrike was on in ].9 anui 1890, large numbers of tSlve and Ilnn gariuns were brought to the min0es from Csetie Carden under the protection of Pinilerton detectives. At the lest electinn, out of 7,'7 miners employed there, just sixty-eigut were entitled to veote. The in spectors found that immigrants brought over fomn Eu:ope in droves, were passed through the barge office by the agent and taken to the mines to supercede American miners. There are several n:en employed by mine owners whose sole duty is to visit the barge olfice and aet :mamigration con tract laborers passed throtgh. One man in particular was nicknamed "Much-Cousin Man," as le would visit the barge oilloe tnud secure the release of immigrants, claniming them as cousins. brothers, or other relatives. The Expeditlon Falled. New OalaeNS, Jan. 28.--The Timeo-Dem oorat's Laredo special says the raid upon the Lotu P'rioto ranch, where Garza was located the Orat part of the week, failed. Gart:a had been there, but the only trace found of him was an old camp tire. 'there is no doubt that Garza has spies. who keep him constantlv informed of the whereabouts of the troops. It begins to lbok as if they would never effect his captute while aoting under the present plans of operations against him. They probably will prevent him from connecting his forces on Amer ican soil, but further than this they are un. able to accomplish anything. From per. ties who have had communication with Garza's family it is learned that as long. as the cold weather continues no open move ment of the revolutionist will be made, The Judges (iave t ree arasse. Conconu, N. H., Jan. 23.-Senator Cbandler lhas renewed the war on the state digni taries by an open letter six columns long. i.eferring to the New Hampshire judges, he says: "There is muce need of fearless comment on many acts of our judges. Soume of them ride free on railroad passes. Judges' ealaries were raised $500 each in 1891,with the onue diattao objeot of keeping them from riding free. 'tbe jundes unoonstltutionally appoint a state board of equslizatlon, arnd this board, whose members, except one, ride free on railroads, have undervalued at least ro per cent of the railrosds for tesatien puropes' They pay only 2630,1143 as tazes, When the bhould pay at least $tt3,788.