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The Helena independent. [volume] (Helena, Mont.) 1875-1943, February 03, 1892, Morning, Image 1

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The Wreok of the Elder on Her
First Trip Under Capt.
Furiously Pounded by a Heavy
Sea Rolled Up by a
Heroic Workt by the Life Saviun Crews
Not a Life Lost-The Vessel
'1ll Sink.
LoNamN, Feb. 2.-The gale last night
caused a heavy sea to run in the channel
which added to the dangerous position of
the bteamer Eider on Atherfield ledge. a
place exposed to the full force of the wind
and sea and of the most perilous points in
the channel. The wind continued to freshen
throughout the night and the position of
the Eider grew worse and worse. She
pounded quite hard upon the rooks. The
orew stayed with her. The stern sank fur.
ther, lifting the bow higher. Should she
slide off the ledge she would surely go to
the bottom. Capt. Heinecke signalled that
the leak was gaining rapidly on the pumps.
The Atherfield lifeboat Crew made
preparations to go to the assistance of the
crew. At 11 o'clock the position of the
Eider had become most critical. The tide
was rising and as it approached a flood
of water poured into the steamer. The
afterhold filled, pulling the stern down and
leaving the forehold perfeetly dry. The
sea washed over the quarterdeck and it
looked as though she would slide of at any
moment. All hands bastily left her. The
pumps were kept working at their full
capacity all night but the sea kept slowly
gaining, the water pouring through the
hole in her side where the rooks had torn
off the rron plates. At daylight signals
were run up asking for help. The life
boats were immediately sent out, and after
a dangerous passage everybody was landed
in safety. A few bags of mail and 277 pas
sengers were taken to Southampton, where
all destined for Bremen will be transferred
to the steamer Havel, which has arrived at
Southampton. This afternoon all the pas
sengers concur in denying the sensational
reports that a panic prevailed when the
steamer struck or afterwards.
A dispatch from Atherfield at seven
o'clock this evening stated that the life
boats, after an exceedingly perilous voyage,
succeeded in bringing everybody from the
ship to the shore in safety. As the tide
went down the storm increased in violence,
The Eider has showed through the terrible
pounding she received that there was noth
ing faulty in her construction. Hour after
hour to-day she stood a battering from sea
and rooks that, in the case of a weaker ves
sel, wquld long before have torn her to
pieoce At the time the life-boat get out
thisblfternoon to rescue the remainder of
the vrew remaining on the steamer the
storm had Gained terrible violence.
The life-boat crew at Atherfield had a
tremendous struggle. to get their craft be
yond the breakers that were piling high up
on the shore, and even after they got past
the breakers they had a difficult task.
Their course was directly in the eye of a
wind that was now blowing a hurricane,
but slowly but surely the boat forged
ahead. Some times she would appear on
the crest of a high sea, and then. disappear
in a trough, and thus it continued until she
got under the lee of the Eider. A line was
taken from the steamer, and dropping
alongside, she took on board as many of
the crew as she could safely carry and
headed for the shore. The boats from
Brightetone and Lewis had similar experi
The captain of the Eider was the last
person to leave the vessel. The voyage was
Captain Heinecke's first on the Eider from
New York. In an interview. one of the offi
cers of the ship says the passage was a good
one. 'They did not see land till they signted
Lizard, and it was difficult to recognize
points in the fog. The Eider steamed
slowly along the English Channel Sunday
with a sharp lookout for pilots, but none
were seen. 'I he captain had personal charge
of the ship. At the time of the accident
soundings were being taken every five min
utes and the vessel was at slowest speed.
"For a short time after we struck, none of
us realized the real state of affairs, but
presently the fog lifted somewhat, ieveal
iug the ship's position, close to the cliffs
and firmly cradled in the rocks. We still
expected, however, to float uninjured with
the tide."
Martinets in the Prussian Army Guilty of
1Infamous Crimes.
BERIizN, Feb. 2.-The socialist journal
Vorwarts publishes a copy'of the order issued
to the Twelfth army corps by Prince
George of Saxony, calling upon the officers
to put a stop to the inihuman treatment of
the men by non-commissioned officers, the
prince adding that socialism, a public dan
ger to Germany, is only strengthened by
such treatment. The order gives instances
of nine speciic onases of cruelty. In some
primitive drills the men are compelled to
present arms 500 times. In one case a man
wars obliged to raise a can of burning colffee
until he became so exhausted that he al
lowed the can's contents to run over his
head and shoulders. In another case a
sergeant named Pelug habitually kicked
the men and struck them with his sword.
wantonly forced them to perform hard
tasks and tortured them until they screamed
with agony. Cases are instanced where
men were paraded and drilled at midnight,
in the depth of winter, wetriaig only their
shirts, until they fainted. In addition,
many cases of blackmailing are mentioned.
The guilty sergeants have been sentenced
to imprisonment from two to five years
each. The revelations of these oruelties
have caused much iudignatipn ampng the
The Vorwarts mentions some cases where
the men were kept at knee drill till they
bad pe:formed the movement 2,000 times,
or till they fainted. In one instance a re
cruit who had become bathed in sweat in
consequence of his exercise was unable to
continne. A sergeant poured a jug of cold
water over him and then thrashed him till
the whip broke. 'Ihe reoruit's legs were
covered with welts, and as a result of the
treatment he had to be placed in the hos
pital, where he lay in a hiih fever. Ser
geant Lohel fractured a man s Dollar bone
from beating him with a ridfle. He after
wards tried to commit suicide, fearing he
would be found out. In addition to other
cruelties Sergeant Pelul compelled the men
to chew dirty socks, and forced the rioru!ts
who failed to stretch their knees prorerly
at drill and lie across two chairs in a cer
tain position. Hle would then sit on their
unsupported knees till they screnmed from
pain, when he would have them gagged.
The Rebels in Chinat Completely Put
Down-- Earthquake,
BAN FnatoWoso, Feb. 2.-The steamship
China sarrived this afternoon from iHong
Kong. The vice admiral of H. M. ., Por
poise, which went to the scene of the sink
lnu of the steamer Manchow, made a brLef
report Jan. 11, that of 400 Chinese and six
Europeans on board all were lost except
twenty-nine Chinese. Eleven lives were
lost in the wreck of the steamship, Marle.
Chinese papers announce the issuance of
an imperial decree Jan. 4, announcing the
overthrow of the rebels at sevetal points in
northern China, The imperial forces made
a combined attack on Pal-Tse-Fe, the old
pentre of rebellion, Die. 8. The town was
carried by storm and Wong Ching and
other-rebel chiefs killed. Cavalry pursued
the fleeing rebels, killing 800 of them and
capturing a large number of guns, horses,
eto. At Heia-Chang-Kno, the rebels fled
before the imperial forces, Wang Fue and
two other rebel chiefs were killed in a field
battle, and 1,000 men hunted down and
pat to the sword without reserve. Jan. 7 a
second decree was issued, stating that the
imperial troops had obtained a series of
victories, that the main bodies of rebels
were extirpated, and that the troops were
hunting the fugitives. From Dee. 9 to 22
six engagements took place at various
pointe, resulting in the defeat of the rebels
In every case.
Advices from Japan state that a violent
shook of earthquake was felt Jan. i at
Gifu. and in the vicinity of the late great
earthquake. The earth was rent in a num
ber of places and from fissures muddy
water exuded. No one was injured. Jan.
9 fire at Slizanoka destroyed1,500 buildings.
Tells Devonshire Conservatives Why They
Should Stick to Hilm.
LoNDoN, Feb. 2.-Lord Salisbury to-day
spoke at Exeter, where he met with an
ovation from the Devonshire conservatives.
He eriticised the liberal programme as ob
scure, indefinite and full of empty prom.
ises. The radicals were specially ready to
assure voters they could obtain measures at
the expense of their neighbors and the
eighth commandment. The liberals ap
peared to rely on the creation of parish
councils as a means to improve the condi
tion of laborers, by adding interest to the
villager. The evil arising from multiplied
local bodies was overlooked by the advo
cates of parish councils. He commented
on Chamberlain's old age insurance meas
ure, and said he was hopeful this scheme
would remedy thedistrese prevailing among
working classes. It would be effective,
however, only when carried out on sound
business principles. Another remedy for
relieving distress was the creation of small
rural buildings, which the government
trusted would confer great advantage by
relieving the sufferings of the poorer
elasses. Ireland, however, remained the
burning question of the hour. on which
would rest not only the next election, but
perhaps others, and he appealed to the
country to uphold the union.
On Short Bations.
LONDON, Feb. 2.-A bottle, found floating
near one of the Shetland islands, on Bresay
sound, was picked up, containing a message
from Foula island, of the Shetland group,
eighteen miles west of the other islands,
stating that owing to the absence of com
munication with the other islands, caused
by exceedingly stormy weather the past five
weeks, the inhabitants of Foula were on
the:verge.of, starvation. They had, at the
time the bottle was thrown into the water,
only a few potatoes and a little meal left.
Negotiatlons Progress Slowly.
PAies, Feb. 2.-Negotiations for a com
Smercial treaty between France and the
United States are progressing slowly and it
will be another week before they are com
pleted. The Temps speaks deprecatingly
of the new tariff, saving: "French trade
now finds itself confronted by the uncertain
and the unknown." The Liberte and other
journals speak in a similar vein.
Surrounded the Outlaws.
PAnts, Texas, Feb. 2.-News from Bruner
town, in the Creek nation, states that Esna
Gordon and Case Bruner were killed by
deputy United States marshals, and one
deputy was seriously wounded in the fight.
The offioers surrounded a number of out
laws at Bruner' s house with the above result.
Another hank Wrecker on Trial.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2.-At a hearing to
day, Henry H. Yard, who is involved with
Bardaley and' Marsh in the wreck of the
Keystone bank, some evidence was intro
duced by United States Attorney Reid
which created a decided sensation and
promises to unravel the mystery of the di!
appearance of the bank's entire capital.
Goversment Expert Barrett testified that
Yard's indebtedness at the time the bpnk
closed, in March last, was $493,785, includ
ing overdrafts of $278.001. Of the re
mainder there are many certificates of de
posit and in no instance did Yard make a
deposit to meet the certificates. Four of
them, amounting to $20,000, were charged
against him. There were also notes out
standing amounting to $110,000. In the
ledgers pf the bank for 1888 and 1890 leaves
were torn out where Yard's individual ac
count would have existed. Yard was held
in $20,000 for trial.
Abducted for Spite.
JACxSONVILLt, IlI., Feb. 2.-The little
daughter of W. H. Hinrichsen, of this
city, formerly editor of the Quincy Herald,
was accosted by a stranger while on her
way to Sunday school yesterday, drugged
and carried away. When she re
gained consciousness she was ,two
miles in the country with her abductor,
who threatened death if she made an out
cry. He was under the influence of liquor
and sitting down to rest. went to sleep.
The child ran away and followed the rail
toad until she came to Alexander, twelve
miles distant, where her grandmother
lived. 'I he abductor has not yet been av
prehended. The little girl says he told
er he had agrudge against her father.
The Fleeing Itobber.
ST. Louts, Feb. 2.-A private dispatch
received here late last night from Port
Townsend, Wash., states it -s believed there
tha' Marion Hedspreth, the notorious
leader of the gang whiqh robbed the ex
press train at Glendale, bad been in that
city, where he is said to have been tracked
by the detectives. The trail was lost at
that point. In a letter received at Port
Townsend the Pinkertous' agent at Port
land, Ore., gives it as his opinion that
Hedaspete boarded a lumber vessel at Bur
rard's Inlet for Valparaio about two weeks
ago, and is now beyond the jurisdiction of
the United States.
Despondent Over Poor Businuess.
IRoNTo, 0., Feb. 2.-It now appears that
the death of Wilbur Foleom, a traveling
salesman residing here, was not caused by
the grip, as at first reported, but that Fol
som committed suicide on account of de
spondency over poor business, Folsom is
said to have been a tslative of Mrs. Grover
Two Miners Entombed.
LEADvILE, Col.. Feb. 2.-A snowslide
covered Deer Lodge tunnel, destroying the
cabin over it. Two minors named Cronan
and Maguire are ups osed to have been in
in the mine at the time, and if so are un
doubtedly dead. Rescuers are removing
the debris in soeah of them.
No I'rospects orf Strike.
OMAHA, Neb., ieb. 2.-Assistant General
Manager Dickinson, of the Union Pacific,
has sent a letter to the grievance committee
asking more time. The request was comn
plied with and the men declare there are no
prospwets of a strike.
The Conference of Democratic Mem
bers of the House Will not C
Be Held.
It Had Been Determined to Meet
Friday Night to Talk of
Harter (0.) and Bland (Mio.) Hold Dia- I
metrically Opposite Views on the
ubJect--Capltal News,
WAsatworox, Feb. 2.-The democratic
caucus which was to have been called for
Friday evening next to consider the silver
question has been abandoned, for the preo
ent at least. Harter (0.). who was a lead
ing spirit in circulating the call, said to
day: "I decided not to push the caucusfor
the reason that democratic opinion is
changing very rapidly, not only upon the
wisdom of passing the silver bill, but upon
the merits of the question. While last
Thursday nine out of ten men would have
predicted that a free silver bill would pass
the house, to-day I venture the opinion that
no bill providing for the free and unlimited
coinage of silver will pasa this session. The
most earnest of the free silver people recog
nize the fact that a free silver plank in our
platform would break the party in two and
that we would have to say good-bye to
New England, to the Middle states, and
such states as Wisconsin. Illinois, Iovra dnd
Michigan. The leading German paperq in
the country have served notice upon us that
the German vote will leave us in
a body on that issue and go to
the republicans, We expect to
sweep the whole country if the fight is
made on the tariff issue, but it would be
hard work to gather seventy-five men in
the house who would go upon record as be
lieving a democrat can be elected president
in 1892 upon a platform which would give
the citizens of Colorado 100 cents worth of
property, or the service of everybody else
in the land, for what is supposed to cost
lees than 74)% cents."
Bland, in an interview later, said, in
part: "Hatter has ascertained to his satis
faction that the democratic party cannot
be bulldozed by the national bankers or
money power of this country. Instead of
there being a change against a free coinage
bill, the changes are all the other way. The
party says, 'Now, if we donotpassafree sil
ver billwe will be stulifying ourselves and our
record in the last congress.' This house
will pass a free coinage bill, and the coun
try can rest assured of it. If the demo
crate again act the part of duplicity on
this question and permit the republicans
again to step in front of them, they will
lose not only the presidency, but beyond
all question, the house of representatives."
Will Not lie Iteported Until the Subject is
Thoroughly Studied.
e ASHINGrON, Feb. 2.-The Springer free
wool bill was under consideration to-day by
the democratic majority of the ways and
means committee. The discussion was
entirely harmonious, but there was some
difference of opinion as to the features of
the new measure and arguments in support
of these differences took up most of the
time. There had been some discussion of
the proposition to fix the rate on woolen
manufactures on a sliding scale, like that
proposed in the McKinley bill, rather than
at a unitorm rate. The committee will,
however, before it reaches any conclusion
as to whether the rate be lower than at
present and whether uniform or varying,
obtain additional info-mation bearing on
the question in all its phases. For thisrea
son it is undete mined whether or not the
wool bill will be the first tariff bill reported
from the committee. Should other bills
which are of less complicated nature, such
as thoce rolating to binder twine and free
lumber, be ready for action by the commit
tee it may be decided to report first some
bill of simpler nature than the wool bill,
and give additional time to the preparation
of this measure. The whole question is
still open.
Talked Over the Prelliminaries.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.-Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the British minister, called at the
state department this morning in company
the British Bering sea commissioners,
Baden Powell and Dr. Dawson, who have
just arrived in Washington from Canada.
They had a conference with Secretary
Blaine and arranged certain preliminaries
of the joint confe:ence to be bheld between
the United States and the British commis
sioners, who visited the Bering sea last
summer for the special purpose of investi
gating the seal industry.
Adverse to Free Coinage.
WASHINOTON, Feb. 2.-The senate com
mittee on finance to-day decided that on
next Tuesday the Stewart free coinage bill
will be reported to the senate. There is
little doubt as to the nature of the report,
for the discussion this morning showed
that two democratic senators would proba
bly join with the republican majority in
recommending an adverse action upon the
To Repeal alil Subsidies.
WAsrINGTON, Feb. 2.-The house com
mittee on postoflless and post roads to-day
authorized, by strict party vote, a favora
ble report on Reprosentative Enloe's bill
repealing the mail subsidy act of the last
congress. Enloe was authorized to prepare
a report embodying the views of the ma
jority on the subject, which he will lay be
fore the committee on Tuesday next.
Capital Notes.
The president and Mrs. Harrison gave a
dinner Tuesday evening in honor of the
diplomatic corps.
The claimtfor indemnity from the Chilian
government for the murder of Higgin, one
of the Baltimore's snilurs at Valparaiso,
was presented at the state department
COpt. Sohley, of the U. S. S. Baltimore,
was given a dinner Tuesday night at the
Sholseam by James 1. M.lontcomers, of
Oregon. A large number of distinguished
people wore present.
The house committee on judiciary au
thorized Culbersot to report a bill which
provides, substantially, that a corporation
shall be deemed and held a citiran, for all
judicial purposes, of the state in which it
may carry on its business.
Tihe president Tuesday issued a prorlama
tion in regard to reciprocal trade with Goer
many. and making publiu the modilleatious
of the tariff laws of tihe German empire af
fecoting certain products of the United
States. The schedule of articles admitted
into Germany at modified rates has been
At tie Proper Time Mexico Will Witness
a Big Uprising.
Larnno, Tex., Feob. 2.-A correspondent
who has been traveling through northern
Mexico, said he found small detachments
of man who at a given signal will unite at
some designated spot on the Mexican side
of the Rio Grande and join
Garza's standard. In the meantime
they are at work among the ranchmen, who
are their friends. The correspondent adds:
"tpeilking to one of their leaders, a man
higher than Garza, he told me the grievance
of the revolutionists is not so much against
President Diaz as against the men
he placed in power, and they
hold Diaz responsible for his
subordinates' acts, 'Ih.ey have plenty of
money and know where they can get more
if they need it. They are not backed by
any one party in Mexico, but have good
friends among all and will fight to the bit
ter end to secure reforms in the adminis
tration. The same reforms for which
Diaz and his party fought,
after obtaining, they abandoned. They
count on the eeneral bad state of business
and the failures of the crops to aid their
cause, and say if they pursue no operations
now it will only break out anew in
the spring, when their agents will have
convinced the United States of the neces
sity of remaining neutral, as they want to
be on good terms with that country. The
rebels also claim that at the proper time
prominent leaders will come to the front."
The money for the rebels is evidently
coming-from a ring (undoubtedly cattle
barons and minini kings of northern Mex
ito), whcse headquarters are in New York
and Washington, and some of whose mem
bers are prominent in politics and fin
ances in the United States. All the
bands the correspondent saw were
well armed. They say their next
attack will be on the large cities or
Mexico. When asked what he thought
of the American troops trying to stop them
they said: "They are deluded by the Diaz
agents, who have deceived the American gov
ernment, the press and the people. The
military have no heart in this work in tavor
of Diaz. Does-it not seem strange that all
the United Mtates soldiers now here have so
far been unable to catch Garza, knowing
him to be within ten or twelve miles from
Many prominent ranchmen expressed
wishes for the success of the revolution,
which they said must come. The business
of the whole country, they say, is ate stand
still. Prices of prime articles of food have
risen so high as to entail great .suffering on
the poorer classes, who, while not starving,
still are suffering greatly. The people of
Durango will be the next to move.
Conviction of a Young Libertine Who
Murdered His Girl Wife.
NEW Yonx, Feb. 2.-For nearly a month
young Carlisle Harris has been on trial here
charged with having noisoned his girl wife,
who was at the time of death an inmate of
a fashionable boarding house in this city.
The marriage of the two had been kept
secret. but the mother of the girl, Mrs.
Helen Pottse, learned of it and pressed
young. Harris, a medical student, to fix the
time when the marriage would be made
known.. The time was close at hand when
the jdrJ't womrtin died. Fifteen days later,
rumors of foul play having crept about, the
body was dug up and an autopsy made.
Morphine was found in her system. When
Harris was arrested he admitted giving her
capsules of morphine and quinine ap a ner
vine, but tried to cast the blame for her
death on the druggist. It transpired that the
young woman before her demise was brought
close to death by a criminal operation,
performed by Harris. It also transpired
that when the young wife was almost dying,
on one of these occasions. Harris engaged
in libertine orgies with other women.
Evidence that he wished to be rid of his
girl wife, and dreaded his family learning
of the marriage, was introduced. It was
proven that he had betrayed other young
women, and boasted of his power with girls.
The case was given to the jury to-night
and in about an hour they returned with a
verdict of guilty of murder in the first de
gree. Mrs. Harris, the prisoner's mother,
shrieked and fell to the floor. "My God,"
she cried. "Where is justice?" "There is
no justice on eatth," replied Harris'
younger brother. "It's a lie that he is
guilty, and from such men as tihese,"
moaned the grief stricken woman. She was
utterly overcome and it was some time
before her younger son and other relatives
were able to take her from the court room.
Found by the Man It WVas Left To.
WroimIT, Kan., Feb. 2.-A fortune lost
for a dozen years to the heirs of old John
Wise, late of Summer county, was dis
covered yesterday by John W. Wise, a
grandson of the deceased, while digging
for a foundation for a new structure on the
farm on which the old man died. Thirty
five thousand dollars in gold is said to be
the amount recovered. Old Wise was a
miser during his life. In the keg in which
the gold was found was a will, and by its
terms the finder, John W. Wise, gets all
the treasure.
Seven Days Adrift.
FIILADEI.PHIA, Feb. 2.-The last two of
the men washed out to sea from New York
on the garbage scows were brought to this
city to-day by a schooner which picked
them up. Seven days and nights the men
were on the scow, with only a fewibiscuits
and a milk can full of water to sustain
them. Tnoey were almost frantic with
hunger and thirst. The skin on their faces
had become hard and cracked with the
cold and they presented a most pitiable
This Ends the Matter.
CoLnuMus, Ohio, Feb. 2.-The house com
mittee, which has been considering the res
olution providing for an investigation of
the right of Brice to a seat in the United
States senate, reported to-day, recommend
ing that the whole matter be left to the
United htates senate, with the request that
Senator Sherman proceed in accordance
with the rules of that body.
Moses Hopkins, millionaire, died Tues.
day at San Francisco.
Five thousand people greeted ex-Presi
dent Cleveland at Atlanta, Ca., as he passed
Fred IA. Deck, aged 63, a Milwaukee
tanner, killed his wife with a razor Tuesday
and then out his own jugular.
It is stated that a commission composed
of members of the American legation and
representatives of the French rovernment
have devised an extradition treaty between
France and the United States.
The bill allowing the presence of news
paper men at electrical executions and the
publication of the details thereof has passed
the legislature of New York and gone to
the governor for his esignature.
The Barnaby will, known as the Chester
will, will be presented to the municipal
court at Providence Wednesday morninu
for i robate, when those interested in the
will from Chester, Pa., will appear.
David Porter, deputy colleotor of the
port of Savannah, GU., an oftioer in the
local post of the Grand Army of the lie
public, and a prominent Odd Fellow, was
shot dead early Tuesday morning by his
son. Porter was beatirg his wife.
The Commercial Savinues bank, of Kear
nov, Neb., closed its doors Tuesday morn.
inu. It had a capital stock of $100,000 and
deposits of $30,000. No statement of the
liabilities s Riven, but the oftlioals say the
depositors will e paid In full.
This House Will Transact Business
When a Quorum Is In
Those Rare Massachusetts Wits
Again Convulse the House
With Laughter.
Voorhees In Bad' Temper Over a Newspa
per Article-Accused of Effecting a
Republican Alliance.
WAs.uaoToN, Feb. 2.--The house was
amused again this morning by another tilt
between Morse and Hoar, both of Massa
cbusetts, the remnants of yesterday's set
to. Hoar, though a democrat, is a son of
the distingumshed Attorney-General Hoar,
of Grant's administration, and a nephew
of Senator Hoar. That a member of such
a distinguished rpuoblican family should
be a democrat is fn offense which Hoar in
sists has never been quite forgiven by lead
ing republicans, and is the cause of the
political assaults upon him. Morse this
morning arose to a question of privilege
and rebuked Hoar for presuming yesterday
to recall the public printed recor. of a
manuscript speech previously made by
Morse. In sarcastic manner he rather se
verely scored his young colleague. At the
conclusion of his remarks Hoar arose and
said: "I think, Mr. Speaker, that the gen
tieman from Massachusetts has been adver
tised enough." With that Hoar took his
seat and the democrats loddly applauded
his brief retort. "To which gentleman
from Massachusetts do you refer?" asked
Buchanan, and the controversy ended for a
time in another roar of laughter.
The consideration of the rules was re
sumed this morning. Burrows' amend
ment giving the speaker the right to count
a quorum was rejected, the demand for
yeas and nays having been withdrawn.
Reed offered an amendment providing that
whenever a quorum fails to vote on any
question there shall be a call of the house,
and the yeas and nays shall at the same
time be ordered. As each member answers
to his name he shall vote on the yeas and
nays. Reed stated that the amendment
was similar to one offered by John Randolph
Tucker some years ago. McMillin opposed
the amendment and inveighed against the
action of the last congress in locking the
i doors during a call of the houne.
doors during a call of the house.
Hills (Texas) said it showed the adherence
of the democratic party to freedom that so
great a man as Tucker could not induce it
to depart from the fundamental principles
of representative government. He was a
demoorat. [Applause.] Be went back to
the fundamental principles of representa
tive government. What was the funda
mental truth which underlies the whole
system of government? That it was a gov
ernment, not force, but of consent. [Ap
plause.] Its power came from the will of
the peple. Were the people to be compelled
to be compelled to vote? Congress had the
same right to do that as to compel their
representatives to vote.
Reed desired to divest the vote of all par
tisan character, and as proposing a demo
cratic amendment, supported by first-rate
authority, he was sure the house would not
allowed itself to be lashed into a state of
mind. The house is democratic three to
one, and instead of getting into a fight it
should consider the rules, looking calmly
to the good -and interest of the country.
Reed then quoted from remarks made by
Springer and Blackburn in favor of the
Tucker amendment when it was first
offered. Springer, in retort, quoted against
Reed his utterance upon that occasion in
opposition to the amendment.
lBoatner offered an amendment striking
out all that part of the rules giving per
mission to legislate on appropriation bills
when in the interest.of retrenchment in ex
penditures. He said he did this in order
to test the sense of the house. Holman
(Ind.) sustained the provision, and was re
plied to by Dingley (Me.). who predicted
that if the proposition is incorporated in
the rules October would find the house still
in session.
At the Rleport That Ue Oi'ered to Trade
With Republicans.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.--Miany memorials
were presented during the morning hour in
the senate for the closing of the Columbian
exposition on Sunday. Mitchell, from the
committee on privileges and elections,emade
a report in the case of the Claggett-Dubois
contest for a seat in the senate trom Idaho.
The resolution declares Dubois entitled to
the seat. Mitchel asked that the resolution
and report lie upon tie table and gave no
tice that he would call them up at a very
early day. Vance gave notice of a minority
report, which he stated would bh presented
day after to-morrow. Palmer introduced a
joint resolution to amend the constitution
to have the United States senators elected
by popular vote, and gave notice that he
won d, at some convenient occasion, ad
dress the senate on the subject.
Voorhoees, rising to a personal question,
sent to the clerk's desk and bad read a
Washington dispatch to the l'hiladelpilia
Press with the heading, "The senate wast
ing time in obedience to senatorial cour
tesy. Voorhees fails to sustain hiacharcee.
His scheme to defeat Judge Woods' nomi
nation not supported by the republicans he
had counted upon." 'he dispatch went on
to state that the senate judiciary commit
tee had wasted another session out of "sen
atorial courtesy" to Senator Voorhees; that
the attempt of Senator Voorhees to form a
coalition with republicans was a flat fail
ure; that some of the republicans, like
Quay, Cameron and Higgins, were opposed
to lDallas, of Pennsylvania, and Voorhees
proposed if "these disgluntled republicans
would induoe enough of their party to aid
the democrats defeat Judge 1Woods, the
democrats would leciproucat and aid in the
defeat of Dallas." The dispatch ends with
the statement that the plan would not wo k
and that it is now reasonably certain that
all nominations will be confirmed next
Monday without a dissenting vote amoun
Voorheeo said a groaser lie than the al
leged plan it would be hardly possible for
his satanic majesty to conceive. Bad as he
thought the appointloent of Woods, he
would feel himself disgraced beyond re
demption if he received, let alone made, a
suggestion to defeat an honest and coLmpe
tent maln like Judge Dallas for the sake of
getting clear of an appointment like Woods,
Senators Cameron. Quay and Higgins said
there wse no truth in the story and the
matter ended.
Tie s p.inting bill was taken up, discussed
for over two hours, uand went over without
final action. On mlotion of Teller the house
bill to define and punish blackmailing,
which was reported last week, was taken
from the calendar and recommitted to the
judiciary committee, teller making a re
mark to the effect that it had been re
ported through mistake.
It is said Gov. 'Thayer, of Nebraska, will
vacate at once should Gov. Boyd make de.
mand for the gubernatorial ofiase.
Proceedlngs of the State Beard-A Site
at Lest.
BUTTE, Feb. 2.-LSpecial. J-The Mon-.
anas World's fair commissioners met hero
his morning. There were present: 8. Do
Wolfe, president; A. It. Joy, vice-president;
D. G. Browne, treasurer; J. G. tamsey, seo
retary; W. M. Bickford, executive commis
stoner; Philip Lovell, E. H. Johnson,
Cleorge W. Morse, Dr. D. A. Pease, W. H.
intherlin, George M. Hayes, H. O. Chowen,
L. H. Hershfleld and T. E. Collins. Presi
dent DeWolfe read his'report of his trip to
Chicago. As to the exhibits from thestates
It has been decided that all should first be
submitted to the state board and if ap
proved should then be sent to the depart
ment in charge at Chioago, where it will be
fnally decided what shall be admitted and
what rejected. This arrangement will im
pose great care on the Montana board in
the selection of exhibits, otherwise much
needless expense will be incurred in the
transportation of articles which are not
likely to be accepted. "In this connection
care should be need," says President Do
Wolfe, "not to duplicate specimens of arti
cles. As to the space required in the exhi
bition buildings by the different states, the
Chicago meeting decided that requisition
should be made by or through the state
boards as early as practicable, and in all
cases should designate the department or
building in which space was asked."
Judge De Wolfe also alluded to the vexa
tious delay in granting to Montana a site
for a state building, and the judge says
that his calling attention to this had a use
ful effect as on the following day a lot was
assigned to Montana. This was lot No. 72,
which, in his and Architect Galbraith's
opinion, is more desirable than the lot at
first promised to Montana. The symmetry
and proportions of the first one were in
some degree injured by a projected railway
passing obliquely across it.
It was decided to make the bond of Foller
& Galbraith, for the Montana state build
ing $5,000, although Messrs. Hershfbeld,
Joy, Collins and Chowen thought it should
be $10,000. Commissioner Bickford recom
mended securing the Cameron collection of
gold specimens from the Atlantic Cable
mine. The reports of Profs. Swallow and
'Traphagen showed that much progress has
been made in collecting minerals. Secre
tary Ramsay recommended getting out a
relief map of Montana'and a book of infor
mation about the state in several languages.
He reported $12,275.92 on hhnd out of
$15,000 received from the state. There was
some discussion as to obtaining a larger
appropriation from the state.
Thirty-Elght of Them Sell for Over $80,-'
000 In Kentucky.
LEXrOGTON. Ky., Feb. 2.-At the second
day of the Brasfield sale thirty-eight horses
sold for over $80,000. Among the best sales
were Constantine, bay stallion, four years
old, by Wilkes Boy, dam Kincora, by
Mambrino Patohen. Graham & Conly,
Briar Hill stock farm, Lexington, Ky.,
$27,000; Axminster, by Wilton-Louise,
Cooly, $3,800; Seagrit. by Wilton
Julia Patchen, Buford & Tarl
ton. $5,500; S. A. Lion, by Wilton.Julia
Patchen, John Welch, $2,050; Miss Wilton,
by Wilton-Miss Lane,Richford & Leathers,
$2,500; Sister C., by Mambrino Boy-Bonnie
S., D. J. Cameron. $2,300; Constance, by EL
lerslie Wilkes-Kincora, C. B. Harvey,
$3,100; Moss Rose, by Anteo-Luella,
J. B. Smith, $2,550; Arbiter, by Ad.
ministrator-Alma Mater. .-. Kitsmiller,
$2,525; Ethel Wilkes, by ,leorge Wilkes
Ethan, Bowerman Bros., $5,300; Marigold
Wells, by Wilkes Boy-Lula Patchen, John
Madden, $3,175; Abbhdone, by Wilkes Boy
Lulu Patchen, J. E. ERRston, $2,750.
Comnmissions on California Business.
CnmcAao, Feb. 2.-Chairman Finley, of,
the Western Passenger association, issued
a decision to-day on the question of com
missions to be paid on immigrant traffic,
New York to California points. This is the
itock Island appeal case, in which the board
of arbitratose declared appellant en
titled to relief, but did not fix
the extent of the relief. 'lhe chairman
concluded that extreme measures must be
taken to secure equality. He therefore per
mits each line to pay such commissions as
tuny be required to meet the competition of
outside lines. The immediate effect of
this ruling will be to force all roads not
having trans-Missouri lines of their own
out of toe business. The commission,
now being paid in New York is
$13. One dollar is the authorized
commission, New York to Chicago, and $2,
Missouri river to the coast. Add $10 to
these amounts to meet outside competion,
and tLe entire rate between Chicago and
the Missouri river is absorbed. The proba
bility is that lines in interest will now get
together and make an ironclad commission
of reasonable amount.
Tile Connectltcut Jangle.
HarrTFOaD, Connu, Feb. 2.-The house met
at two p. m. to-day. Most of the demo
crats and half a dozen republicans attended
the session. A roll call was taken on the
question of the adoption of a special rule
giving the speaker power to adjourn the
house in the absence of a quorum for a con
siderable length of time. The call dis
olosed the lack of a quorum and Speaker
1'aige proceeded to declare the house ad
journed. Walker, of Hartford, tried to
moke a motion, but the speaker proceeded.
All the republicans and the speaker left the
building, but the democrats remained.
Callan was elected speaker pro tempore,
and upon Clerk Eddy declining to note the
proceedings, on the plea that the house was
not in session, Markley. of New Britain,
was elected clerk pro tempore. Then Mc
Carty, of Windsor, was elected sergeant
at-arms and an order to compel the attend
anuco of absent members passed. Copies
are to be mailed to all members not present
to-day. The majority then adjourneduntil
Nlought by the Chesapeake.
New Yoau, Feb. 2.-A morning paper
says the terms of the purchase of the Eliza
bothtown, Lexington & Big Bandy railroad
by the Chesapeake A Ohio have been made
public. C. P. Huntington has turned over
his _ia,000 shares of soock in the Big Sandy
to the Chesapeake A Chic on advantageous
ternms, which the purchasing company ex
tends to other holders of like stock secur-.
Historlc Appomattox.
lhtouarono, Va., Feb. 2.-The hlstorio old
Appomattox court house building burned
yesterday and all the county records were
entirely consumed. The loss of the records
leaves the county in bad strai hts. The
McLayne nouse, in which Gen. Lee -sined
the terms of surrender to Gen. Grant at
one time was threatened with destruction,
Will Collect Tell.
Mtr. PAuL, Feb. 2.-William E. Lee, pat
entee of the seed seperator, has been given
a verdict for $16,000 against Pillsbury and
others Lee says flour mills all over tbe
country have been using his invention
without paying him any royalty aid be
contemplates requiring othltr llUOe to a
oount for ti patent

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