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Nefarious Life of Young Harris, the
Uxoricide, Recently Conviated
in 'New York.
His Beautiful Girl Wife but One of
of His Large Number of
At the Age of 16 He Married a Girl Two
Years His Junior-Many Other
Naw Yoax, I'eb. 8.-The prosecuting at
torney made public to-night a statement of
the double life led by' Carlisle W. Harris,
the young wife poisoner convicted last
night, during the past few years. In the
early part of his trial a gentleman living in
Connecticut wrote Attorney Wellman im
parting some information which canused
the attorney to summon hini to New York.
He told Wellman that about seven years
years ago he was acquainted with a young
woman named Lain Vanzandt, who was
married at the age of 14 to one Charles
Harris, who was then 16. Within a fort
night the girl discovered that his first name
was Carlisle, that he was well born and had
an uncle who was a fardoun physioian.
Harris' grandfather, D. 8. McCready, was
probably the one referred to. The
pair soon went to Connecticut to live,
when the young wife detected her husband
in an intrigue with another girl, andt in
disgust left him, returning to New York,
where afterward a criminal operation was
performed. Inspector Byrnes' men found
this girl at Perth Amboy, where she was
living, a physical wreck from the results of
the operation. She could not be induced
to come to New York to testify, as Harris
had threatened her so that she lived in per
fect terror of him.
Numerous other intrigues of 'Harris eame
to light. During his engagement to Helen
Potts he wished to engage himself to a
young lady in Asbury Park, and when she
asked him about Helen, he replied he was
tired of her and wanted to shake her. He
was also engaged to marry a young lady
living in Brooklyn, a close friend of his
mother. Betrayals of girls by Harris seem
to have been numerous. He was at one
time employed as purser on the Old Do
minion steamship line, and the officers tell
many tales about his habits..
Imitators of the Viennese Murderers in
BirrtN, Feb. 8.-A case resembling that
of the Sohneiders, the horrible details of
whose crimes have just shocked the world
as revealed in, the court in Vienna. has. come
to light in Magdeburg. As'in the Schneider
case, the victims In the present case were
serving women. The full particulars in
possession of the police have not been made
,public, but it is known that a man named
Erbhe and his paramour, a woman named
Buntrock, have been arrested for making
away with a young woman named Klodges,
daughter of the steward of an estate near
It is alleged that Erbe and his female ac
complice lured the girl into Hanover, on
the pretense that she was desired to ae
eompany a family of that city on a trip to
Italy. At Hanover, where the girl was a
total stranger, it was comparatively easy to
filch her small stock of funds from her and
put her out of the way without leaving a
clue to direct suspicion toward the mur
At least this is what the police expect to
prove was done, and they also claim to
have evidence that the first victim of the
couple was a woman named Kasten, of
Magdeburg, and that these two were not
she only ones robbed and murdered by the
imitators of the Vienna monsters. The
revelations at the forthcoming examination
of the prisoners are awaited with much in
Be Kills Everyone Who omes His Way
With Money.
JOnHSTOWN, Pa., Feb. 3.-Nothing since
the awful flood has caused so much alarm
as a series of mysterious murders
committed within a radius of
twelve miles. Apparently all have
been .done by one hand, but so far
detectives have been unable to discover the
perpetrator. Dec. 4, the body of a well
dressed man was found near Gallitzin, with
a bullet hole in his head. It was identified
al George Myers, a prosperous
citizen of Frugality, who had
been murdered for his money.
Less than a week ago the decomposed body
of another man was found in the woods
near Bethel. Nothing was discovered to
establish his identity. The horrible
butchery of old man Kring and his wife
and the cremation of their bodies, a few
nights ago, are attributed to the same mys
terious murderer, who evidently is biding
in the mountains ready to pounce upon any
victim who, he supposes, has money.
Charged to Strikers.
PrTTRSURO, Feb. 3.-The Woods Run ear
of the Manchester line, having on board
thirteen new employes of the company, was
wrecked early this morning by the explo
sion of a dynamite cartridge whieh had
been pl'aced on the track. 'Though theo con
causion was so severe that the car was
thrown from the track and badly wrecked,
and windows shattered in all the houses on
the side of the street near the track over
which the car was running, not one person
was injured. Beveral of the men were out
by flying lasnes, but no one was. seriously
hurt. tlany persons were thrown from
theio beds by the force of the explosion.
The strikers have been quiet for several
days, and it was thought they had aban
doned the fight, and that all trouble was
Killed One Outlaw.
LoUVIrv.L, Ky., Feb. 3.--Geo. Sharp, one
of Berry Turner's gang of outlaws, was
killed near Pineville to-day. A posse with
a warrant went to Turner's house. The
latter called his followers, who came on a
run, to the number of half a dozen. The
posse began to retreat and a runnming fight
followed, in which Sharp was killed. None
of the posse was hit.
Murdered by Hurglars.
PINer BiLUFF, Ark., Feb. :.-W. A. Mc
Kemie, station agent at Wabbeseka, on the
St. Louis & Southwestern road, was mys
teriously murdejed in his room at the
depot. It is thought the murder was conm
mitted for the purpose of robbery, and that
the burglars were scared away before they
could complete their work.
Return of the Stolen Boy.
*PoUno IttmZ, N. Y., Feb. 3.-Ward Wa
terbury, the boy kidnapped yesterday, near
Long Ridge, CoInn., Mondaly, a brought
home early this morning by John Close, of
Stanwieh, Conn, The boy had been left at
the home of Close by a strange man, who
then ran away. The boy said he was car
ried ofi by two men, who took him to a
small house and kept him until night,
when they left him at the door of Close's
"Sam'l of Posen" on Trial.
SAN Faurctsco, Feb. 8.-The trial of
Maurice B, Curtls, better known as."Sam'l
of Posen," for the murder of Police Of
foer Grant, began to-day. A number of
witnesses testified in line with the stories
of the shooting which have already ileen
The Woman 3say not Hang.
VIESNNA, Feb. 2.-Emperor Francis Joseph
is reluctant to sign the death warrant of
Frank and Rosalie Scheider, convicted of
murdering and robbing servant girls. The
death sentence will probably be commuted
to imprisonment for life.
Correspondence Over the New Orleans
Lynching Takes a New Turn;
Rova, Feb. 8.-The New Orleans lynch
ing question seems to be taking a new
phase and Minister Porter will return in a
few weeks. How the Italian government
views the question as it stands is apparent
from an interview had with the chief of the
foreign ofioe.
"Italy has made no further demands,"
said the chief. "All she asks was embodied
in the message of President Harrison. The
fulfillment of those promises would be very
well received in Italy. We do not ask for
the impossible, although they thought for a
time in the United States that we .did. If
such things had happened to citizens of the
United States in Italy. Blaine would also
most surely have protested.
"The excellent relations which always ex
isted between the two countries induced us
to believe that the incident could be set.
tied to the satisfaction of both countries,
and if negotiations continue in the spirit
manifested in President Harrison's mes
sage, they surely will be.
"The violence of the press on your side
of the water caused painful surprise to
Italy, especially their remarks referring
personally to his majesty, who is not un
known to Americans who have visited
Rome. We recognizx the great abilities of
Blaine, his experience in the management
of foreign relations and his great reputa
tion, and rely on his good sense. Italy is
pleased at the exoressions of good will on
the part of your government, but would
like to see them take spme tangible form."
It is stated that the Italian government
has sent to Washington a list of the famil
ies that, according to the Italian claim, are
entitled to compensation for the loss of
relatives by lynching at New Orleans, and
that Iecretary Blaine has promised the
Italian government to submit the matter to
congress with the expectation of favorable
Most of the bereaved families are resi
dents of Sicily, and it is stated that several
were left destitute who were in the habit of
receiving funds from their relatives who
fell victims to the lynchere. The amount
ofcompensation in each ease is to be left
to the American government.
Lord Talleinache Repotted- to Have Left
the Tacks a Fortune.
LONDON, Feb. 3.-A report is current here
to-day that the late Lord Tallemache, who
I is a neighbor of the duke and duchess of
Teok, parents of Princess Mary of Took,
who was betrothed to the late duke of
Clarence and Avondale, has left them a
large fortune, amounting to about £850,000.
It is known that neither the duke nor the
L duchess of Teak have a very large income,
and if the above report proves to be true it
, will come in the nature of a decided streak
, of good loouk.
I ISome years ago the duke of Teck, while
I residing in an apartment in St. James pal
ace, opposite Marlborough house, was sold
- out by.his creditors, who became so num
erous and annoying at the palace that the
queen was compolled to make the duke and
duchess move. Since this occurrence they
have resided at the White lodge, Richmond
Death of the Distinguished Physician In
London, Aged 55.
LoNDoN, Feb. 3.-Sir Morrell, Mackinzie,
the distinguished physician, who has been
seriously ill with bronchitis, died to-day.
He was born in Essex in 1837, and educated
at London, Paris and Vienna. In 1863 he
founded a hospital for diseases of the
throat in Golden Square. London. In the
same year he was elected house physician
l to the London hospital, becoming in clue
Scourse full physician, and was appointed
lecturer on diseases of the throat. This
appointment he held to the time of his
death. He was the author of numerous
publications on laryngological subjects, and
I in particular of treatise on diseases of the
throat and nose, which is a standard work.
He was in attendance on the German em
peror Frederick during the latter's illness,
and was knighted in 1887.
Blsmarek Toasted the Emperor.
BEaLIN, Feb. 3.-Bismarak's hearty cele
bration of the kaiser's birthday has
strengthened the reports of a possible re
conciliation between the kraiser and the ex
chancellor. Bismarck had thirty invited
I guests at the birthday banquet, including
several of those who have adhered to him
consicouslly since his retirement from
officoe. He toasted the kaiaer in a speech
full of loyal and patriotic sentiment nnd
expressed an earnest hope that the young
emperor would live to prove himself worthy
Sof his distinguished ancestry and to carry
aon the work begun under his illustrious
Bismarck heas always celebrated the
kaiser's birthday, so far as observing it as a
holiday, but his guests ate said to have
been impressed by an evidence, this year,
of softening in his feelinig towards his
majesty. Everybody is taclling about it in
Berlin, especially in view of the fact that
the kaiser himself failed to congratulate
Bismarck on his last birthday.
Ilghlering thle Elder.
LONoN, Feb. 3.-The life boats made
several journeys to and from the stranded
steamer Eider and succeeded in landing all
the specie on board. At two this morning
the North German Lloyd steamer Havel,
which sailed from New York Jan.
2;. arrived at Southampton. All the
passengers of the ill-fated Eider, who de
sired to proceed to Blemen took the Havel.
Capt. Hleinricke and a number of the
Eider's aofiocer's returned to the steamer,
where they engaged in directing the work
of discharging the cargo into the lighters.
In the evening another gale came up and
the work was discontinued.
An ,cndlsreert Priest.
BonREAux, Feb. 8.-Ecclesiastical agita
tion ncainst the government was revived
to-day by Father Barbe. who, in a sermon
Sbefore a large congregation, described the
Sgovernment as a party of executioners and
- sectarians who dragged nrohbishops before
I their tribunal. France, he added, •onid be
rsavned only by the restoration of royalty.
T'he urseher's remarks caused a sensation
and a number of angry protests were raised.
Many left the church.
Col. John Withers, cnshelor of the an
SAntonio. Texas, National bank. eommitted
t suicide Wednesday, No cannse.
Are Given to the House Committee
on Coinage, Weights and
Free Coinage Would Bring Silver
From All the Nations of
the Earth.
Or Would Send Gold to a Promlum-Aiitl
Option Legislation Both Favored
and Discountenanced.
WASHI~aoro, Feb. 3.-The house commit
tee on-coinage, weights and measures to
day examined Director Leech, of the mist
bureau, on matters relating to the silvýr
question. In answer to Stone (Pa.), Leelt
said his minimum estimate of the produc
tion of Silver in the United States during
las year was 58,000,000 ounces: the official
estimates would probably exceed that
amount. If the amount used in the arts
and sciences was deducted, the American
product would be less than the government
purchases. The amount of currency in oif
culation in the United States, he said, is
$24.50 per capita, larger than in any other
country except France. Leech did not think
there is any lack of circulating medium in
this country. Leech having answered in the
legative the question of Stone as to
whether any European paper money is
based on silver, Bland inquired if he held
that there is no country in Europe where
paper money is based on silver. Leech's
response was that there is no country in
Europe where paper money is re
deemable solely in silver. Williams
(Ill.) called attention to the fact
that Leech had said there is no country
except the United States whose notes are
based on silver, and asked if the European
countries and the United States were not
on the same basis in this respect. Leech
admitted that this is so, and here as well
as in Europe, notes are based on both gold
and silver. Williams asked if he regarded
the issuance of silver certificates to circu
late instead of silver dollars as an obsta
ole to free coinage?
Leech replied in the negative, and said
he thought the notes preferable. The is
suance of gold notes is open to the same
objection, but not to the same extent as In
the case of silver notes, as they could be
circulated easier. Williams inquired why
Leech thought- the silver coins of other
countries would be dumped here if we
adopted free coinage.
"I think European silver would come
here in ship-loads just as fast as it could
be brought."
Williams ranted to know how silvercoins
cohld be clumped here when theysare needed
abroad for circulation in the countries hav
ing them.
"There is much more of is in domestic
circulation than is needed. They reject it,
and it naturally gravitates into the vaults
of banks, where it is used for issue notes.
All Europe is practically on a gold stand
ard, partly from choice and partly from
necessity. The countriesof Europe are in
clined to adapt themselves to the gold
standard, and I do not believe any lose of a
small per cent would stand in the way of
their doing that. Besides, they would be
lieve it would be a temporary measure;
that we could not sustain the free coinage
of silver, and that it would be to their in
terest to take advantage while we were
making the experiment. That, in my judg
ment, is the belief of European financiers,"
To Bland, Leech said he believed silver
would come here as long as we exchanged
goel for it. Shipments would cease when
we got on a silver basis. We would be com
pelled to pay shippers in gold because they
could get legal tender notes which are prac
tically interconvertible with gold.
Leech said that in his judgment free sil
ver coinage would either send gold abroad
or to a premium. Replying to Mr. Bland
he said he thought we had gold enough to
buy the world's stock of silver. A
query by Johnson (N. D.) as to whether
the United States had an agent
abroad with a view to learning sentiment
toward bi-metallismn and international
agreement, led to a discussion as to the
field of an international agreement. Leech
replied that certain gentlemen traveling in
Europe have been requested to learn the prob
abilities of some international agreemment
being secured. England had shown a dis
position favorable and encouragement had
been received. He (Leech) would regard
an international agreement as a very ereat
benefit to all people. He admitted that a
free coinage bill would benefit England
more thsn if an agreement was reached.
Mr, Bland asked if it was not a fact that
these agreements, and talk of them, gener
ally arose about the time the silver ques
tion is raised here, but Mr. Leech replied
he thought not. Mr. Bland said his experi
ence was contrary to Mr. Leech's belief.
E. D. Stark, of Cleveland, then presented
an argument in favor of free coinage.
Made by Grain Gamblers-Supply and
Demand Not Factors.
WAmRINOTON, Feb. 3.-The committee on
agriculture, of the house, to-day began
hearings on the various anti-option bills
pending in congress. Wood Davis, the
well-known statistican, of Kansas, appeared
to-day in advocacy of the Hatch bill. lie
said: "I will not go into the question of
the effect of tariff or currency supply upon
the price of these commodities. 1 cannot
see that the question of tariff affects the
the former materially. After" the year 1870
there began to grow upon boards of trades
the system of dealing in fictitious farm
products. Its influence seems to have
grown with the years. Gentlemen on the
othe: side of this question tell us that in
order to market the farm products of the
country we must have these new methods,
yet we marketed, I think, more breadetulfs
and pork relatively to population, ten
years ago, before this method
come into vogue, than we do to-day. If we
were then able to market our products
without these methods, why canuot we do
it now? They tell us we cannot do it with
out money, but there is more worth rela
tively in this country now than there was
ten or twelve or fifteen years ago. Now the
consumption of the world has overtaken
production. If wheat brought $1.70 per
bushel in Britain for the nine years ending
in 1874, why should it not bring a good
price now with a lessened product per cap
Ita? It is, I think, because of the offering
of unlimited fictitious amounts on the
markets without any regard to the real pro
duct. As a matter of fact, the prices of
grain are frequently made itl Chioago by
three or four men."
Just before adjournment Murray Nelson
and others, representing the Chlocago board
of trade, laid before the committee a voln
muinous memorial in opposition to sett
optiou legislation. The arguments of the
memorial are chiefly that boards of trade
are essential to the marketing of the far
mers' produce, and that dealing in options
and futures is a stimulus necessary to the
maintenuance of boards of trade. it asserts
that the extent to which produceo gambling
is carried on in the legitimate exchanges of
the country is immensely' exaggerated.
Gambling in produce-gambling pure and
simple-is carried on in bucket-shops. 'L'hie
form of gambling, says the memorial, is,
and lona has been, a fruitful source of
agriunltural depression, and a rigorous fed
rnal bucket-shop law, vigorously enforced,
will go far toward accomplishing all that
is sought.
The laying of wagers in thousands of
backet shops on quotations of produce as
they are made in great marts of trade ore
ates a powerful, concentrated interest for
the depression of "values. The extent to
which the bucket shop influence is respon
sible for agricultural depression complained
of is not, the Chicago gentlemen fear, fully
appreciated. The memorial does not ap
prehend that congress confounds bucket
shops with legitimate exchanges. "Such a
thought," it says, "would be an insult to
your intelligence. Boards of trade are a
necessity of modern commerce. They en
able producers to find a market at any
time for surplus grain, cattle, hogs, cot
ton, etc., at far better average prices than
could otherwise be obtained. It is through
the medium of boards of trade
that capital is supplied for the carrying 'of
the country's surplns products during the
long and wearisome perioc that must inter
vene from the time they leave the posses
sion of the needy producer until taken by the
tardy and reluctant consumer. Destroy the
system of contracting for the purchase and
sale of agricultural commodities for future
delivery by imposing a prohibitive tax, and a
very large proportion of the capital thus
emoloyed will seek other channels for in
vestment. The farmer may rid himself of
the middlemen, bu he will also be bereft of
of a market at the same time."
The committee on agriculture will have
hearings daily upon this subject for one
Morris Says the Louisiana Lottery Com
pany Will Quit Business.
N.w ORLEANs, Feb. 5.-John A. Morris,
of the Louisiana Lottery company, to-day
is-ued a lengthy address to the people of
Louisiana, setting forth facts in connection
with lottery matters. He says that in 1883
he was approached by a number of prom
inent democrats of Louisiana who urged
oil him the propriety of submitting to the
legislature a proposition or constitutional
aaendment which would grant him and
associates a lottery privilege for twenty-five
years in consideration of a license suffl
cilntly high to be of material assistance to
the state. He was assured that the propo
sition would meet with little, if any, oppo
sition, and those suggestions prompted him
totlnake announcements to the effect that
he .ould give half a million per annum as
a license. After the Mississippi floods, at
the solicitation of a number of gentlemen,
he increased the' amount to one million
and a quarter, and thus it was submitted to
the people. 'Then began the crusade, in
sidq and outside of the state, which resulted
in ihe enactment by congress of the anti
lottery postal law.
Morris says he was informed by a num
ber of able attorneys that this law was in
violation of 'the rights of a state and the
freedom of the press, and such, in their
opinion would be the decision of the sn
preme court of the United States. Realiz
ing now that they have been incorrect in
their opinion of public sentiment, and not
desiring to see the people of Louisiana in
volved in strife over the question,
Morris declares that they would not
acoa. or qualify under the amend
mtiit, even were it to be adopted
by the people, April next. As the supreme
court of the United States has decided the
anti-lottery postal law constitutional it is
his purpose to uphold that law and abstain
from violating it in any manner. Confi
dent that the granting of another lottery
charter would be the cause of continued
agitation and discontent on the part of a
number of citizens of 1, ':siana, he and
his associates would be r willing to no
cept such charter, even though it was given
without the payment of one dollar license.
To Remove Doubts a Couple Rave the
Ceremony Performed Twice.
EAU CLAIm, Wis., Feb. 3.-A Hudson,
Wis., dispatch, printed to-day reveals the
fact that A. J. Sheridan, of this city, and
Miss Lula Davis, of0 Cape Girardeanu, Mo.,
were married at Hudson the 27th inst.
Mr. Sheridan, who had announced that he
married Miss Davis last July, stated to-day
that while he would now admit that the
ceremony referred to in the dispatch was
performed Jan. 27, as stated, it was never
theless a fact that the original marriage
ceremony was performedi in July last at
Hudson; that he and his wife have a mar
riage certificate which proves it; that the
marriage in July was not placed on record
because the contracting parties requested
that secrecy be preserved; that it was a
magistrate who performed the July cere
mony and his name is not given because
his omission to record the marriage would
subject him to a penalty. They were mar
ried a second time to set doubts at rest.
Paper Meade From Sage Brush.
BoIsE CITY, Idaho, Feb. 3.---Robert Laing,
a resident of Boise City, has made a dis
covery which may be of great value to the
sage-brush districts of Idaho, Utah, Nev
ada and other states. Some time ago he
became imbued with the idea i that sage
brush might be converted into coarser
grades of paper. He secured a wanon load
of supposedly useless shrub and began to
experiment. By using a limb process and
treating the limbs of the brush to pro
tracted boiling, he secured a pulp that
more than satisfied his expectations. It
was equal to the very best wood pulp, and
the presence of a long and strong fibre was
plainly demonstrated. Mr. Laing states
that he can manufacture sage-brush paper
at a small cost, and that he can make a
profit by selling it at four and one-half
cents per pound. I1e has gone east, his
idea being to interest capitalists to aid him
in developing his discovery.
What to Do Vith Him.
FAlno, N. D., Feb. 3.-Lee Lum, a China
man found illegally in this country four
months ago, arrested at Grand Forks but
discharged by Commissionor Carroll, was
rearrested before Commissioner Spaulding
at Fargo. U1e was ordered sent to China.
Judge Thomas has reversed this and orders
him sent to Canada. In order to cross the
Canadian line $50 must be paid the Cana
dian government by somebody. The pris
oner has no money and the marshal will
not pay it. The prisoner may stay in jail
for an indefuinite period.
Negotiations Direct ¥With Canada.
OTTAWA, Out., Fob. 3.-A rumor is cur
rent here that some of the ministers will
proceed to Washington early next week to
discuss, by appointment with United Stat.s
authorities, the question of reciprocity le
aweon Canada and the United States. The
ministers decline to say anything on the
An Abandoned Craft.
New Yone, Feb. 3.-The Meamor Runic.
arrived to-day from Liverpool, reports that
Jan. 29, she passed the Nowegian bark Flo
rede. abandoned. She did not appear much
damaged. She had at the outset of her
voyage trouble with a mutinous crew.
Could Not lie Identllled.
NIwAun, N. J., Feb. l--The dead and
missing in the explosiou at ltummel's hat
factory last night are thought to have been
found. Four bodies were discovered in the
ruins after the fire wits extinguished, but
they could not be identified.
The Commodore Was Suddenly
Seized With a Hemorrhage of
the Stomach.
Physiioans Announoo Improve
ment in His Oondition and Re
covery not Remote.
The House Continues to Make Prepare
to Begin to Go to Work-One
WAsnumoToN, Fob. S.--[Bpeclal.]-Hon.
T. C. Power was prostrated last night by a
sndden, and for a time alarming, illness.
He was conversing with a friend at Worm
ley's at nine p. m., when he was seized with
a hemorrhage of the stomach and fell in
the hallway before reaching his room.
Mrs. Power heard him fall and summoned
assistance. He was weak and exhausted
from the loss of blood and several physi
cians were at his bedside all night. He
rested quietly to-day and if no fever or
other unfavorable symptoms occur the phy
sicians say he will mend rapidly. Mr.
Power's son telegraphed friends in Mon
tona to correct alarming press reports sent
out early in the day and to announce im
provement in his condition.
A Monotonous Day in Discussing the
Rules-The Senate.
WAsarNOToN, Feb. 8.-The house spent
another monotonous day in discussion of
the rules, and it is now evident that two
months of the session will close with the
rules still under consideration. Progress
to-day was marked by one significant event
-the adoption of an amendment proposed
by Dingley, of the republican side, and
chiefly supported by ex-Speaker Reed. This
amendment, too, is one of the most impor
tant thus far proposed to the committee's
report, as it provides that all senate
amendments to house bills, other
then appropriation bills, shall be
considered as soon as laid before
the house by the speaker. The pending mo
tion this morning was Boatner's, striking
out the clause permitting general legisla
tion on appropriation bills, provided that
they be germane to the retrenchment of ex
penditure. Bowers (Cal.) said the people
of the west would appropriate for the im
provement of rivers and harbors, for pub
lic building, for the survey of unsurveyed
lands of settlers.
He wanted to give the demoot ate a straight
tip in the race for the presidential states.
They were putting the race up wrong, and
if they expected to win they would have to
change their horse shoes. The party which
took a five-cent nickel measure of the
American people would make. a mistake.
Bland contended that unless the rule were
adopted in present form it would.be imp6s
sible to retrench expenditures and reduce
Boatner's motion was defeated, eighty
five to 119. On motion of Enloe (Tenn.) an
amendment was adopted providing that all
bills be introduced by presenting them to
the clerk, properly endorsed, and appro
priately referred by the speaker.
In the senate 'the committee on
foreign relations reported back ad
versely various anti-Chinese bills in
troduced and referred at the present
session and reported in lien of them a bill
continuing in force for ten years the ex
isting laws prohibiting and regulatipg the
ogming into this country of Chinese and
persons of Chinese descent. When the cal
endar was reached the joint resolution pro
posing an amendment to the constitution
of the United States relating to marriage
and divorce, heretofore introduced by Kyle,
was taken up and Kyle addressed the sen
ate in suport of it. The amendment pro
poses that congress shall have the exclusive
power to regulate marriage and divorce in
the several states and territories and the
District of Columbia.
At the close of his remarks the resolution
was referred to the judiciary committee.
The senate bill for the creation of a fourth
judicial district in the territory of Utah
was passed
The bill appropriating $.'0,000 for the
extension of the public building at Los An
geles, Cal., was passed. The public print
ing bill was amended by adding the words,
"but the provisions of the eight-hour law
shall apply" and without disposing of the
bill the senate adjourned.
The Navy Department Embarrassed With
WASHINOTON, Feb. 3.-What to do with
the naval vessels, now that the Chilian ex
citement has died out, is the question that
is agitating Secretary Tracy's mind. It is
not unlikely that advantage will be taken
of the presence of the unusually large uum
bers in.both Pacific and South Atlantic
stations to carry out the long contemplated
project of dividing the Pacific station into
two separate commands, one to be named
the North Pacific station, and the other the
South Pacific station. There is also a sufi
cient number of vessels at San Francisco
and other North Pacitic ports to make a
respectable fleet, and by adding the Chicago
or the Newark as flageshl and one or two
other vessels from those in the South
Atlantic to the Boston and the York
town, now in Callao, a good-sized squadron
would be established in the South Pacific.
One of the new cruisers, irobably the Bal
timore will be sent to the Asiatic station as
a flagehip. This would leave Acting Rear
Admiral Brown with the Saun rancisco,
Charlesten. Michigan, Pensacola, Iroquois,
Ranger and Adams to look after the inter
ests in the North Pacific, chiefly at the
Hawaiian islands, Samoa, the Pacillo coast,
and in the summer time in the Bering sea.
With the addition of the ships named to
the South l'aciflothere would thus be twelve
vessels in Pacitlc waters that could be con
centrated at any point of the Pacific where
there is likely to be trouble withlin a fort
night or so while each of the fleets when
noting independently, could be keeping con
stant surveillance of interests within their
respective limits. The command of ,the
South Pacifio station in case established,
would probably fall upon Rear Admiral A.
F. K. Benham. who is next in order for a
squadrom command.
At 0' Iblaine Looks as Welt as He D)li
Ten Years blefore.
W ASmiNOTON, Fob. 3.-Secretary Blaine
celebrated his sixty-second birthday Sun
day in the quiet of his home circle. The
old fashioned red brick house, with the
gable roof which faces on Lafayette square.
was closed to callecs. The secretary rose
early, and spent the morning hours in read
ing telegrams of congratulation, and at two
o'clock sat down to a birthday dinner,
which he ate with seen relish. At three
o'clock he took his customary walk in the
square. He does not show his age in his
looks. A picture of the secretary made when
in his early fifties, which hands over thu
grate in his library would be accepted
as a faithful likeness of the Blaine who
walked In Lafayettoe quare that afternoon*
there were no traces of a sick man 1i his
oprearance. His step wts firm, his eve
was bright and his head erect. lie did not
appear to mind the raw wind whiho blew
the dust from the asphalt in blinding
alouds, his heavy beaver cost was buttondd
slosely around him, but the collar was
horned back on his shodiders. His careful
lress, from the slight crease in his black
browsers to the quiet shade of his neck
soarf and the ft of his gloves, was that of a
man who takes an interest in life. Blaine
was unaccompanied in his walk.
Penalty for leling Here.
WAsanrroz. Feb. .--The anti-Chinese
bill reported in the senate to-day provides
that any Chinese or person of Chinese
descent once convicted and adjudged to be
not lawfully entitled to remain in the
United States, and having been removed
and subsequently convicted of like offense
shall be imprisoned at hard labor for a
period not to exceed six months, and after
wards removed from the country.
Proeesdings or the Meeting at Butte-Sun
day Openini,
BorUT, Feb. 3.--[Special.l-At the meet
ing of the board of World's fair commis
sioners to-day, Mr. Sutherlin suggested
that 5,000 pamphlets be printed describing
each Montana article on exhibition at the
fair and giving the name of the mine and
the address of the owner of each mineral
exhibit made. This was referred to the
committee on statistics. There was a good
deal of discussion as to the per diem to be
allowed members of the board, whether the
$5 per day should include the time spent in
going and coming or should be only for
actual attendance. It was decided to allow
pay for timle spent in going to a meeting
and returning. It was voted to have six
three-column newspaper cute of the Mon
tana state building made for the use of the
board and the state papers. It was decided
to ask the railroads for half-fare rates to
members attending future meetings. A
resolution was passed recommending that
the fair be kept open on Sundays.
Republicans Organize.
LrvrN.s.ON, Feb. s.-[Special.]-A new
political organization, known as the Liv
ingston Republican club, was inaugurated
at a meeting held in the court house in this
city Tuesday night. The meeting was
called to order by Judge Henry, who, on
motion, was made permanent chairman,
and J. Williams, secretary. After much de
bating as to the mode of proceeding a con
stitution was adopted and the following
officers chosen: President, W. H. Poor
man; vice presidents, H. M. Lashom and
and W. M. Wright; secretary, J. Williams;
treasurer, A R. Joy.
Passed Gilded Nickles.
BUTTE. Feb. 3.--[Special.]--W. M. Me
Guinness was arrested by United States
Marshal Furay here to-day on a charge of
counterfeiting. He passed one gilded nickel
successfully, but the second coin of the
kind was detected to be ,frzaud and th4
matter was reported to thd officers. Mc
Guinness had two more gilded nickels in
his pocket. The preliminary examination
is set for Feb. 1L
An Unknown Victim.
BU~TE. Feb. 3.-[Special.l--An unknown
one-legged beggar was killed on the cable
road in Centerville about 10 o'clock this
evening by being struck by a cable car. He
was trying to catch the car while in mo
tion, was drawn under it and his head
Goods of an Inferior Quality Sent to For
eign Customers.
MEPaHIS, Tenn., Feb. 3.-It was stated
on the cotton exchange this morning that
Walter R. and Richard J. Jones, compris
ing the firm of Jones Bros. & Co., cotton
buyers, have suddenly left the city. It is
said the firm has been for some years one
of the heaviest buyers on the Memphis
market. They bought principally on orders
from Bremen and Havre, which were filled
through the New Orleans branch. The lat
ter closed up about ten days ago and just
before it closed, it is said, they char
tered two vessels and sent them off
laden with cotton to Bremen, then came
back to Memphis and boasted of having
made $50,000 on the venture. The firm, it
is stated, has been receiving European or
ders for cotton, then filling the orders with
a grade inferior to that ordered. Lately
heavy reclamations have been coming in on
cotton of inferior grade to the invoice, the
aggregate being $100,000.
It is also said the firm's bookkeeper has
gone, it is believed, to Biloxy, Miss., for
his health. Just before leaving he hvpoth
eoated a newly acquired cotton exchange
membership for $3150.
Rtosa Cook's Father Charged the Groom
With Perjury and lie Shot Hitmelf.
RlooxFOnD, Ohio, Feb. 3.-The most sen
sational tragedy this place ever knew was
enacted here last night. Recently a hand
some young fellow appeared here. He was
a portrait artist of rare ability. He and
16-year-old Rosa Cook, an heiress, became
infatuated with each other, and yesterday
morning eloped to Celina and were married.
On their retu:n here last evening, the
husband, who gave his name as Frank
Zano, was arrested for perjury on a war
rant sworn out by the father of the girl.
IHe was held to answer, and as the marshal
started to take him to jail at Celsna, Zano
made a frantio appeal to see his bride. Be
ing refused, lie turned furiously on her
father. and in burning words planed a
curse on his head. Then, without a mo
ment's delay, he cried, "Farewell dear
wife," and shot himself dead, falling at the
feet of his father-in-law. Mrs. Zano, who
was made a wife and widow in ten hours, is
almost crazed with grief.
Severe Earthquake Shock Felt at Port
land Last Night.
POnTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3.-A severe earth
quake shook was felt here at 8:80 to-night.
Brick buildings shook and windows rat
tied, terrifying the inmates, who in many
instances rushed into the street. The shook
lasted about thirty seconds and is probably
the most severe earthquake ever felt in this
city. As far as learned no damage was done
beyond cracking a few window glasses.
Felt at Astoria.
AsToarA, Ore., Feb. 3-A dlstiot shook of
earthquake, lasting about three seconds,
was felt here at 8:27 o'clock to.night. The
vibrations were from southwest to north.
Yellow Fever Still Prevalent.
NEW Yotga, Feb. 8.-The steamer Ouvier,
from Santos and St. Lucia, which arrived
here to-day reports that while in port at
Santos six of the crew were sent to gs
pital with yellow foyer, two of whom 414

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