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VL N VOL, XXXII--NO 568 HELENA, MONTANA°'SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1892, ' PRIC FV C SKIRMISH FOR POSITION, The Present Employment of the Politicians of the British Parliament. Everything Held in Abeyance Un til Balfour's Irish Bill Shall Be Presented. aigalfloant Mobilization of Squadron. in Front of Alexandria--Why the Coal Porters Struok. __.J [Copyright, 1892, New York Associated Peesee. LENDON, Feb. 12.-Until Balfour intro duces his Irish local government bill, on '1 hursday next, proceedings in parliament will be mere party skirmishing. Though the ministers decline to satisfy politicians who crave to know the gist of the Irish pro posals, the draft of the bill, which is now in type, is known to contain a host of clauses rivaling in complexity Balfour's land act. A high informant describes it as in sub stance the application of the English coun ty council act, withopt adhering strictly to existing county areas. With a view to pro teot the majority-that is, the conservative strength-in districts where the national vote is strong, arbitrary electoral bounda ries are created. As in England, three fourths of the members of each council will be elected by rate-payers, a portion of the rest by .coun cellors, and a certain number by the Irish executive. Councils are to have con trol of local police, excepting the appoint ment of chief constables, control of licens ing, administration of the poor law, asy Inms, industrial school and prisons, except ing stated government prisons, and roads and public works. The imperial police is to be maintained in lessened force. A con ference of Irish landlords recently sent Bal four, through the duke of Aberoorn, a de mand that clergymen be excluded from county boards, the aim being to deprive the priests of influence. Balfour declined to comply with the wishes of the landlords. Irish leaders of both groups have de clared their readiness to adopt what they can of Balfour's proposals, but concur that the bill will be found in the main impossi ble of acceptance. An early result of the combined attack on this bill will be the reunion of the Irish party. 'There is something portentous in the simultaneous assembling in the levant of the fleets of the great powers. Since it be came known that the French and Russian squadrens in the Mediterranean are going to Alexandria, orders have been sent to the German Admiral Rohtschidt, now at IrSiyrna, to sail with his five war ships for Piraeus, where his squadron will be joined by two Italian iron clads, and a division of, the'German squadron. Within a fortnight the united squadron of the dreibuntmd will be within co-operating distance of the Eng lish fleet at Alexandria, if theFrench design to impress the khediveoby a naval demon stration. The real cause of the strike of coal port ers is the fact that the men'sleaders learned that employers were combining to oust union hands. Other unions side with the coal porters. The strikers and masters had a meeting to-day when the men offered to resume work on condition that all strikers be reinstated and non-union men dismissed. The masters refused. On account of the deadlock small dealers raised the price 100 per cent. The strikers allow coal fot hospitals and charitable institutions to leave the coal depots without interference. In the commons Lord George Hamilton said the accident to the ironclad Vict,,ria had been made the subject of inquiry, but refused to give details. An Associated press reporter learned, however, that the accident was entirely due to carelessness. A crew was sent out to mark with a buoy, a shoal, the existence of which was perfectly known to the officers. The shoal. is very narrow and extends from the shore. The crew were instructed to proceed along the shoal from the shore until ten fathoms of water was reached, and then mark the spot with a buoy. When within a hundred yards of the end the boat got off the shoal, and as the next sounding showed over ten fathoms of water, the crew sup. posed it was all right, and placed the buoy there. The Victoria then came along at good speed, at right angles to the shoal, to take position for torpedo practice, and pass ing well outside the buoy suddenly struck the shoal. Hon. Manrice Bourke, who, with the navigating officer, is held respon sible for the accident, is a great chum of the duke of Edinburg, having served withi him in Malta, and having visited Russia. ALL, IIOtSES EATEN. Nohe Left to Freight Supplies Sent From Other Places. LoNnoN, Feb. 12.-A dispatch from Penza, the capital of the govoinment of that name. says the thermometer registers 58 degrees below zero, and that there is terrible suf fering among the peasants. A number of men were frozen to death on the high roads. A quantity of grain for the famine sufferers has arrived at Penza,but it is im possible to deliver it because neatly all the horses have been killed for food or sold to procure money with which to buy the nee essaties of life. It is estimated that nearly a million draught animals have been killed through out the empire since autumn. Typhus fever, smallpox and diphtheria are decim ating the inhlabitantu . Around Penza two hundred peasants have died from those dis eases. The dispatch adds that in the eov ernments of Samara, Saratov and Nijni Novgorod the condition is far worse than in Pencn. In those three gouernments thou sands of peasants have fallen victims to hunger and disease. In the governments of Charkov and Klzran the trwhsu is eseecially terrible in its ravages. The inhabitants are dying by hundreds. 6TRIKING COAL PORTERS. The Walk-Out Ordered Wi'lthout Warning --35ten Loe nWork. LoNnor, Feb. 12.-The striking coal port erls declare they will not yield until their demands are conceded. The delivery of eoal locally is accomuplished only with great ditflcnlty. Nearly every coal depot on the river Thames is at a standstill. Thirty barges are waiting to be tunloaded at Black friars. The strike was entirelty unexpected by the men, who were apprised of the acnotion taken by the leaders by dolegatet who were dispatched to the depots with orders for the men to quit work. So sud denly was the strike decided upon that the men employed in the desots did not have time to procure a supply of coal against the famine with which London is now threat ened. Retail dealess have already ad vanced the price, and this will cause much suffering among the poor, who will be com pelled to buy in sinil quantlities. If the strike continues it will onuse widespread distress, for thie fnatories and places of that description will be compelled to close down because of a lack of fuel, and many men will be thrown out of employment. SThie Men Victorious. LOnDON, Feb. 12.-The big strike df coal orters is eanded. 'The trouble was caused by a dispute with o Yard to wages to be paid their ema d 8,000 men went out. The result o deliber iatiuns has been that the merchants agree to withdraw their circular boycotting labor unions, and leave the firm that got into trouble to fight its own battle. The strikers gained a complete victory and are rejoleing. larrassed by Anarchists. MAnam, Feb. 12.--Th'e anarchist execu tions at Xeres has not had the effect of put ting a stop.to anarchist agitation. Several bands of anarchists have been marauding the country in that region and citizens are thoroughly frightened. Casinos; cafes, shops and theaters are all closed at night. Gendarmes are chasing the anarchists, who hide as soon as they approach. From Cadiz tb-day comes intelligence that the police have arrested three anarchists who were found to be armed with long keen daggers. They had in their possession a quantity of the usual fiery anarchistic documents, call ing upon the people to avenge the deaths of their executed comrades and to right wrongs which the working people suffer. Silver in Germany. BERLIN, Feb, 12.-In the reichstag to-day a bill providing for withdrawal from circu. lation of the Austrian Vereinathaler passed thi third reading. Moltzarn, minister of finance, replying to Lonsohmere, who had expressed fear that such a quantity of sil ver asthegovernment would obtain through this withdrawal would cause a drop in the price of that metal, stated that the sale would not commence until Austria bad given a due proportion for withdrawal. He added that the bill wouild not prejudicially affect the selection of a favorable moment to dispose of German stocks of silver. Larceny and Perjury. LoNDoN, Feb. 12.-Mrs. Florence Ethel Osborne was this morning arraigned in court to answer to the charges made against her, in connection with the libel suit against Mrs. Hararave, who charged her with the theft of a quantity of valuable jewelry. After the introduction of.a num ber of witnesses the prisoner was asked if she had anything to say in answer to the charge. She answered no, and was then formally committed for trial. It has de veloped to-day that the prosecution of Mrs. Osborne is based on the charge of larceny as well as.perjury. Desire Some Changes. SYDNEY, Feb. 12.-Advices from Samoa states that a meeting of citizens was held at Apia, at which a committee was appointed to suggest changes in the Berlin treaty of 1889. The Samoan Times declares the gov ernment cannot be carried on under the terms of the Berlin treaty. The paper ad vocates a simpler and more effective par liament under a foreign president to be elected by the treaty powers of Germany, Great Britain and the United States. Foreign Flashes. A syndicate is about to acquire the New castle, Australia, coal fields. The capital of the syndicate is £2,250,000. .Several newspapers.of Paris published a rumor that the Russian general. Von Haf sord, who, it is said, shot himself, was the victim of nihilists. News has been received in London that the natives of Terra del Fuego are plunder, lug the British ship Crown of Italy, which foundered off Cape San Diego, while on the voyage from Liverpool to San Fran cisco. The Berlin Kreuz Zeitung says the police have discovered and frustrated a wide spread anarchist plot. The recent fires in the royal palace at Kcenigsberg, it is said, were the work of a Berlin anarchist so oiety. Divers made an examination of the stranded steamer Eider. They found that a portion of lher keel, under the screw, was broken, and for a distance of fifteen feet toward the bow the plates on the starboard side were bent. They are hopeful that they will be able to stop the whole in her bot tom. THE TYPHUS PLAGUE. Many Cases Found In Thickly Settled Portions of New York. NEW YORK, Feb. 12.-The typhus scourge, upon which the board of health stumbled yesterday, is increasing hour by hour. No man can tell its extent at this writing. In the early morning hours ten new cases were found in east side lodging houses that shelter exiled Russians from the famine districts, making sixty-seven in all up to that time. At noon nine more cases had been found. 'These houses are in the most dense'y populated district, and among the poorest tenants, and that the plague will spread, despite desperate efforts now being made by health authorities to suppress it, there can be little doubt. Houses known to be infected are under police surveillance. The authorities have forbidden all com munication with the rest of the world. Pitched a Woman Downstairs. DENVEn, Feb. 12.-A brutal man is W. H. Boule, who was arrested on a complaint made against hiim by Mrs. Remus, who came to Denver recently from Ogden; and is stopping at the Columbia house. It seems that Mrs. Bemus. a traveling lec turer, had given ihto the charge of Mr. and Mrs. Boule her eight-year-old daugh ter, and having heard of the separation of the Boules, naturally inferred that her child was not in the best of hands. Last night she went to the residence of Boule and demasnded her offsprinj. The latter replied that the little girl was not in, aind that Mrs. Bemus could not have her if she was. When the bereaved lady remonstrated. he took her and pitched hier downstairs. Mrs. Bemus is in charge of Matron Likons, very weak and ill. Justice Lebert dis missed Boule to-day, after hearing the evi dence. Straw H.ail Accepted. SAu FuNcacsoo, Feb. 12.-Jan. "28 D)istrict Judge Morrill fixel to-day for the appear ance in court of 140 Chinese who were given liberty on bond, and were to-day to be re manded to the custody of the IUnited States marshal for return to Chlline. Each princi pal had two Chinese suretges on his bond. The gross sum for which the sureties are liable in case of non-appearance of princi pals was $210,000. Neither principals nor sureties appeared tn-day, and all bonds were declared forfeited. It is undorstood, however, that but few of the bonds are col leutable. D)eath of J. B. Patch. (KAsIIer.sL, Feb. 12.--[Speclal. I-Prof. J. B. Patch, a pioneer of Montana since 1863, was buried hero this morning. iHes taught the first school organized in Montana; went to Helena from Virginia City at tho discov ery of Last Chance, and was well known in that city, having had as pupils men now distinauished oitizens. H muet with an accident three months ago while chopping down trees, and died of the effects of hie injury to-day. Three Palo Alto Prizms. FIANKlrlN, PR.. Feb. 12.-Is the recent purchase by Miller P. Sidley from Stan ford's Pale Alto stook farm, it is learned that three head sugregate $50,000, as fol lows: Belshirce, yearling colt by Electioneeor, $25,()00: Ielleflower filly, two-year-old, full sister of Belshire, $10,000; Ceollau, two year-old colt, $15,000, FAVOR SPEEDY ACTION, Free Silver Democrats Want the Subject Made a Special Con. tinuing Order. The People's Party Formally Cast Their Lot With the Silver Men. To Tax the Deadly Cigarette Out of the Reach of Children and'Theos Enslaved. WAHsmBNTw, Feb. 12.-The silver men ( have some eight or ten petitions in circula tion on the democratic side of the house urging that the silver bill be made aspecial continuing order and it is said had early today secured about 100 signers. There are some doubts entertained as to the ex pediency of the petition movement, but the f silver men mostly believe it may advance I the consideration of the bill and are doing I what they can to bring the matter to an issue early in the session. The anti- silver men are urging delay and .are working to that end in the hope that there may be de velopments which will aid their cause and enable them to find some way out of the diffli onlty. The free coinage men are in favor of speedy action, and say that on political ground alone, aside from monetary princi ples, the sooner the issne is met the better. The rules committee has not yet taken up the subject. The people's party in the house have joined with the free coinage people in demanding the prompt consider ation of the Bland bill. A member of the rules committee said this afternoon there was no disposition on the part of the committee to retard consid eration of the silver question, and the i committee would be found disposed to bring the matter to a concluosion in the house, and he personally was of opinion that there would be no filibustering. KILLED OR DRIVEN MAD. The Strong Arm of Uncle Sam Must Save His Sons. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. - The ways and means of committee of the house will be petitioned to 'prepare a bill invoking the paternal condemnation of the government upon the cigarette habit. Representatives Cookran. Cummings and Stahlneoker, all of a New York, have in their possession bills a which they have been petitioned to intro duce, providing for the suppression of cigarette manufacture by imposing an in ternal revenue tax of $10 per thousand on all imported and domestic cigarettes sold in this country. Accompanying the me morial is a statement to the effect that throughout the United btates during the past pear there had been about one'hlin dred deaths of young men, mostly under ]6 yeare of age, from the effects of smoking paper-wrapped cigarettes, and about one hundred men have been consigned to insane asylums, during the same time from the same canse. There never yet has been a chemistof any responsibility who has examined paper-wrapped cigar rettes who has not most decidedly pro nounced them injurious, Theinternal rev enue tax is now fifty cents per thousand on them, and the proposed tax would place them at a price that children could not I pay, and go further than any state legisla tion could go, and meet with the approval of nearly every man and woman in the country. Representative Cockran will file his bill with tife ways and means commit- I tee. An Exhibition of Insolence. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.-The house passed I the first regular appropriation bill to-day I and the representatives are congratulating themselves that at last the regular work of the session has been entered upon, When the committee of the whole reported the I the amended military academy appropria tion bill, the republicans demanded the yeas and nays on one or two democratic amendments reducing various items of ap propriations. They were voted down, how ever, and the bill as finally passed contains various reductions aggregating in total about $05,000. The house then went into committee of the whole on private calendar. f The bill under discussion was to oredit I Aquilla lones, late postmaster at Indian- I apolis with $2,438, the amount of loss sus tained by him by, robbery. The result of a c standing vote on the motion to report the bill without recommendation, and lay it on the table was sixty-five to seventy-five. Reed, from his seat, suggested that evidently there was a quorum present. The chairman, sternly-"If the gentleman from Maine will rise in his place and address the chair the chair will t answer." Reed. rising smilingly-"If I felt entire I confidence in the chair, I should not hesi tate to do so." The bill was laid aside with favorable recommendation. AMr. Phelps Selected. WAsrINOTON, Feb. 12.-The Bering Sea joint commission adjourned until to-mor row, when 'it, is expected the reports pre- I pared by the representatives of Great ,Britain and the United States will be suenb- 1 mitted for consideration. It is expected lord Salisbury will act on the arbitratione treaty next week, and the matter will then be submitted to the senate without delay. It is thought the modus lvevndi of last year will be renewed in time to anticipate tihe departure of tie sealing fleet. The arbitra tors will not be arppointed until the treaty shall hlave been rrrtified. E. .. Phelps, ex minister to Ecigland, has been selected as leading counsel for the United States before the proposed tribunal and will have three assistants. T.lhe Flax Indusltry. WARIUINITONI, Feb. 12.-The superintend eant of conenr has sent to press a bulletin on flax production. It shows the total area of land devoted to cultivation in the United States in 188'| to harve been 1,318,6)8 nesaroe s; r the production of flax seed, 10.tl,2410 t pounds; production of fibre. 23IL,389 pounds; amount of flax straw sold or so utilized as t to have a determined value, 207,757 tons, t and the total value of all flex produats, t $o10,l3.:'L8. Although flax seed is reported from 32 etates, Mitnneotar. South Dakota, 1 Iowa and Nebraska report 80.06 per cent. of the total amount. Slintrena iPostsuesters. WACNumToN.o Feb. 12. - The followiug nominations of presidential postmnstores have been decided unon: Hlanson H. BHarnes, (Castle, Mont., the ofioe having become preaidoetial; Frank J. Neebitt, Iozemau, Mout., vice George Bude, de- t ceased. I)tlseuelse thio Wool Itl. ( WtNsmo'roN, Feb. 12,--The democratlo ic members of the ways and mneans commit tee held another conference today on the Bprinpsr weol bill, but like yelterday's con ference, It adjourned without an agreement being reached, The members of the com mittee now in the city are neirly evenly divided on the question as to whether or not there should be a further reduction made in the duties than that proposed by the special democratio wool committee. The arrival of Shively, of Indiana, is awaited and the members of the committee believe that then a oonclusion will be speedily arrived at, as the views of Whiting, the other absent membbr, are known. The Reading Combine. WAsInoTorN, Feb. 12. -- Representative Stout (Mich.) to-day introduced a resolu tion citing the ,new combination of coal roads representing, in the words of the res olution, "a nominal capital of $600,000,000, the plant of which could be dualicated for half the sum. requesting the committee on interstate commerce to investigate the mat ter, repoxt whether such consolidations should not be prohibited by national law, and whether the burean of interstate trans portation should not be organized, headed by a cabinet officer, known as the secretary of commerce. VWill Trace It to the Tarlff. WAsmNamTON, Feb. 12.-The senate com ittee on 'agricnlture to-day agreed to re nort back to the senate an amendment to the George resolution, in the nature of a substitute, authorizing the committee to make a general investitation for the pur pose of ascertaining the present condition of agriculture in the United States, present prices of agricultunal products, and if there be any way by which the prices are depressed, the causes of such depression and remedies therefor. ALGER IS ALL RIGHT., Not Dishonorably Discharged For Being Absent Without Leave. DEnorIT, Feb. 12.-The New York Sun yesterday contained an editorial discussing the military dareer of Gen. Russell A. Al ger, disclosing the existence among official records of the war department of the rec ommendation from Custer, dated twenty eight years ago, that Gen. Alger be dis honorably discharged for being absent from his command without leave. The editorial says Alger was discharged from service Sept. O0, 1864, as the result of this recom mendation. The text of the editorial was telegraphed to Alger last night, and he made an explicit denial of the charges made against him, stating that he was hon. orably discharged, and not dismissed as stated. In the courseof his denial he said: "In August, 1864, at Shepperdstown, Virginia, on the Patomac, I had been ill, but was on duty. I went into camp that night, and not being able to march next morning, was sent, with others who were sick, to the hos pital at Annapolis, Md. After remaining there a few days and recovering sufficiently to be around camp I was detailed on court martial duty at Washington, where I re ported and served a short time and re signed, as I was not able to enter the field, and did not like the cburt martial service, "Along in June or July, 1864, Gen. Custer requested me several times to have his brother Thomas appointed as a lieutenant in my regiment, as he wished to have him serve on his staff. .As he did not belong to my regiment I declined; and in conversa tion about it one day he told me I would regret it some day. I said to him I would rather resign than to havean. outsider pro :motear+it.o nmy regiment"wrhen had de serving man in the ranks. I never knew or suspected there was the slightest question about my being properly sent with a large number of sick and wounded men to An napolis, and of Gen. Custer's recommenda tion. If he knew the facts it was one of the most cruel outrages ever perpetrated upon a soldier." KNIGHTS OF RECIPROCITY. Much Troubled, These Adjunct Repub licans, Over the Outlpok. TOPEXA Kan., Feb. 12.-The Knights of Reciprocity have issued a circular to the membership with'instructions to "read in open lodge and hand copies to each mem ber." According to this circular, every state in the union is to be organized within ninety days. The circular goes on to say. that perfect organization in every state in the union will be made possible by reason of havinu "recently received' great assist ance from many prominent men in the east." The circular announces that they have grand lodges with hundreds of sub ordinate lodges in Kansas, Missouri, Louis iana, District of Columbia and Maryland. Republicans are warned that the demo crats and alliance have practically con cluded a plan of fusion for the states of Nebraska, bouth Dakota, Minnesota, Wis consin and Kansas, under which the demo crats are to have the presidential electors and members of congress, while the peo ple's party is to have state officers and members of the legislature. It is announced that the intention is to first organize demo cratic and doubtful states. BANK CLEARINGS. Business Done During the Past Week in the Money enters. NEW YonK, Feb. 12.-The following are the bank clearings reported weekly: New York..............$ 804,532,000 ine. 30.9 Boston............ . 95,479.000 Inc. 7.1 Chicago ................. 87,838,000 lee. 10.8 Philadelphia..........8 , 0,870.80 Inc. 30.7 lt. Louts .............. 24.744,0( h) Inc. 11.1 San Francisco......... 15,310,0110 I8 o. 7.5 Baltimore...........1... l.017,.80 Dec. 5.9 Cinciunnati............. . 15,118,000 Inc. 11.1 Pitta burg .............. 1,380,81) ec. 1.6 Kansas City........... 8,829,000 Inc. 10.7 llilnoapols............ .,, 80',4 Incl. 50.2 New Uloeans..... 12,iL5,(8U0 Inc. .7 St. Paul............... .4,7511,0t) Inc. .5 Denver ............... 4.4093.80) Inc. z70 Omaha..............5. 01.,0,0 nluo. 42.8 I'ortmlad, Ore.......... .0.l,10.) ine. 23.0 Iostens................1,888,81)8 Salt. Lake............. 1 :,388(10 1crc. 18.5 Taconma .............. ,0H) Doc. 3.1l Snattle ................ 9t000 ec. 12. Los Angloes. .......... 808.1(8) Inc. 11.4 Total leadling cities. $1..4.4.3:.i172. Inc. "6.7. Their ltesipeclive Powers. CluiAnaO, Feb. 12.--The board of control of the national World's fair commiission proposes to have the respective vowers of tlle commission and local directory defi nitely outlined. At a meeting of the board of control this morning Director General DIavie sent in a communioation saying that the White Star line of steramers had sip plied for space for exhibits; tihat on his aestIuance thitt 51108b would be gitiuted, tile companmy had gone to considerable expense, bult te grounds andl building commlittee refused to grant necesstary space. The di rector general desired the board to act in the luatter. Mesasengers were sellt to mem bers of the grounds and building colmmit tee, but as they could not bu got together to-day the bornd appointed a consmittee of three to meet thIlem to-muorrow anld define the relatives powers of thile nationsl and local bodies on this subject. Death of Yoilmlmg .. G. Fair. SAN ]uAN( crS1o. Feb. 2,.-Jas. G. Fair, Jr., eldeat son or ex-Senator Fair, died sud denly early tlisl morning frout heart fail ure. Young Fair roturned from an ex tended trip to the east Wednesday last and spent last evening at the Liek house. He passed some time in reading. When about tol retire he tell with a cry of pain. A pisy iolaemn was summoned, but he died shortly after thle attack. He waes sborn in Virginia City, Nevada, and was 21 years of age. Fx Senator Fiair is now the only member of the family on thie coast, Mise Virginia Fair be ing in New York with her sister, Mrs. Her man Oehlrich., and Charles Fair, the younger son of senator, being in Europe. REPUBLICAN ELMS MEET Lincoln's Birthday Made the Ocea- T sion of Political Demonstra. tions by Them. Near a Column of Platitudes by Cullom, Who Looks Like Lincoln. The Illustrious President Would not Have Been Guilty of Them-Miller Do fends the President, f CmcAoo, Feb. 12.-The Marquette club celebrated the birthdlay of Abraham Lin- ! coln with a banquet at the Auditorium A hotel to-night, at which covers were laid for over 1500 persons. The great banquet t hall was resplendent with electric lights J and appropriately decorated with flags, a banners and festoons in national colors. interspersed with portraits of Lincoln, Washington, Grant and other national r heroes. Prominent republicans from all p parts of the country were bidden to the feast and a number were present. Presi dent Harrison sent a letter of regret, in which he said public duties in Washington v would not permit him to be present. c Among others sending letters of regret were t Senator Sherman, Gov. McKinley, Hon. Chauncey M. Depew, Hon. J. S. Fassett, Hon. Thos. B. Keed, Gen. Alger, Hon. Henry Cabot Lodge, and Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. The principal address of thi evening was by Senator Shelby M. Culloot, who recently announced himself as a candidate for the ,, presidency of the United States, and who responded to the toast, "Abraham Lincoln." After sketching the life of the illustrious pres ident, and relating many personal reminis cences, Senator Cullom proceeded to con trast the records of the republican and democratic parties. The former he char acterized as the party of progression, the latter one of negation. Continuing, the speaker said: "'Don't' has always been the burden of the democratic song and is now. At this moment its large majority in the t house of representatives is chorusinig 'don't.' Mills, the great disappointed, is saying to Crisp, 'don't,' and Cleveland and the mugwnmps are shouting at Senator Hill 'don't,' and standing by himself, sol- I itary and alone, upgn the high eminence of objection. Holman is crying 'don't' atevery person and everything. t "Gentlemen, while Lincoln lived, the democratic party embarrassed him contin- t nally with its 'don'ts.' It fusilladed him with 'don'ta' as every step of his illustrious career, and I am eare if he were among them now, venerable in his 84th year, upon every suggestion made by him, he would be pelted with dempcr.jo 'dounts.' But if he were with q, now in person, as he certainly is in spirit, he would regard as little as we do the opposition of this organized objeo tion to everything progressive, and would urge us to hold fast to the doctrine of pro tection to American industry, as modified by the policy of receprocity. He would bid us also, I am sure, hold fast to the doctrine of honest money for honest people, applied in states manship, so as to bring about at an early day the re-establishment of silver in its former dignity as a money metal, the equal of gold in coinage and tender. He would advise us-also, I beifeve, that it is the duty of the republican party to continue to insist upon, and, if need be, compel, in some way, the general recognition of the equality of all citizens before the law." Hon. J. P. Dollivar, of Iowa, responded to "Our Party." Several other speeches were delivered. to BE SURE. Law Partner Miller Lauds the Man Who Discovered Him. PHILADrLPHIA, Feb. 12.-The Pennsyl vania club. a political organization of this city, to-night celebrated the birthday of Abraham Lincoln by a dinner at which the f principal guests were Attorney General Miller, Solicitor General Taft and Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire. C. Stewart Patterson, dean of the law school of the v university of P'ennsylvania, responded to v "Abraham Lincoln," after which Attorney a General Miller spoke to the toast, "The Present Administration." Of the chief ex ecutive. Mr. Miller said, in part: r He needs no spokesman, either in or out of his cabinet. The ' country has, I think, learned that Benjamin Harrison can speak and act for himself." Mr. Miller then reviewed the leading achievements of various govern- c mental departments under Harrison's ad- I ministrationu-accomplished and pending a extradition treaties, cheapened collection a of the internal revenue, reorgalization of 1 the immigration bureau, business-like v conduct of the postal service and the anti- a lottery movement. On the last-named sub- t ject Miller said: "It is believed that the h Louislana lottery has received a mortal i: hurt, a fact in which the r administration takes just pride." a He referred to the doings of the navy department and others in conm- i: plimentary terms, and in conclusion said: I "We make no excuses, offer no apologies, a ask no suspension of judgment. We say., investigate, scrutinize, take our word for I nothing, but far off ornoar at hand examino i what has boon done in zreat tiinge aiid lit tie things, and on such examinaition pass t judgment on the claim that 'resident Har- a rison is giving the country an holnest, cap- t able, patriotic, business administration." A SOUTHltoON'S EULOGY. John S. Wilae Addresses the Union League Club of Brooklyn. NEW YOlur, Feb. 12.-The annual dinner of the Union League club of Brooklyn was given at thile club house to-night. Hlon. John S. Wise. the prillcipal spnaker, re sponded to the toast, "Abraham Lincoln." lie said, in part: "1 speak as one who, ii while yet a boy, embarked en thusiastically in the Confederate I cause. 'The nomination of Lincoln, pict. d ured in boyish fancy loas the elevation of a bad man by an inanue faction, with cruel. qtuixotio purpose. I laughed in my heart in the spring time of 1860 at the thought tlhat anything could uproot and destrov the social anid ioliteal fabric by which I was surrounded. Within five years fronm that time I stood upon the same o spot, a paroled prisoner ofthe army of ~the 1 dead Confederacy. Mr. Lincoln had an 9 unquestioned right to proclaim the b freedom of slaves as a war mens- II ure. None but a bold, strong, indepeUndent V nature would have assumied all thile respon sibilities for the danger which the step in volved to himiself, his friends and his cause. Looking at Its conife quences, friend iand foe alike now concur that it was a matchless stroke of a master 5 hand. LGreat applause l. Lincoln will be re- 1 nmembered for all tilue to come by friend and a foe alike as the great, sad, almost lonely a helmsman of the union in the hour of its r peril, who steered by the unfailing light of a a single constellation, who, never veering al point, was always guided by his silf-made chart, 'with malice toward none and ahit ity for all.'" REGRBETS LAINE. The Ohio Fire-Brand Not Yet Inaubd Out. Comnnvus, O., Feb. 12.-The Ohio lsalue of republican clubs held its seventh annual convention here to-day. In point of ora tory and enthusiasm it compared favor ably with the state republican convention of last spring. Gov. McKinley and Ex Gov. Foraker made eloquent speeches. (oy. McKinley said the democratic house of congress had said they would root out the present tariff law, root and branch. He predicted that they would not eliminate one item in the next twenty years. Ex Gov. Foraker regretted that the matchless leader. James G. Blaine, had withdrawn from the presidential contest, but was certain all Ohio republicans would support the candidate of the Minneanolis convention, no matter whether the choice be the present president or Ohio's great statesman, Win. McKinley, Jr. A Lincoln banquet was given to-night. Telegrams of regret were read from Chauncey M. Depew, who was expected to be present and respond to the toast. "Abraham Lincoln," also from James B. Clarkson, who was prevented attending by illness. Congressman Storrer took Mr. Depew's place, and Ex-Congress man Allen responded to Clarkson's toast, "The Coming Campaign," Gov. McKinley responded to ''Ohio," and was greeted with great applause. Gen. IButler's Speech. BOSTON, Feb. 12.-"Abraham Lincoln" was the topic upon which nearly allspeeahes centered at the banquet of the Butler club this evening. The chief point of interest in Gen. Butler's speech was his declaration in opposition to the free coinage of silver. FLORA MOORE SKIPS. The Dashing Variety Actress, Known In elna, Off for Europe. Naw YO.R, Feb. 12.-Flora Moore is a de cidedly bright actress, but one of the clev erest things she ever did to bring herself into prominence before the American pub lic was the way in. which she left her com pany and landed in Queenstown almost before they knew she had left these shores, Miss Moore can sing "Down Went Mo Ginty" in German, and the managers of "The Hustler" company paid her $250 a week to do that and some other specialties. But Miss Moore is erratic, and she knows she can always get as much as that from the variety theaters. Conseanently when she left "The Hqstler" early in the season she took a turn at the vaudeville houses, and then organized a "Zig-Zag" company, with herself at the head. Her starring tour in this was not succese ful, in spite of the fact that a wealthy trunk manufacturer is said to have met all the bills. A dramatic paper at tached the receipts one night, and after that it was hard sailing. At Stamford, Conn., on Jan. 20, a notice was posted up that the organization would return to New York and "rest." While they were taking it easy. Miss Moore, who has one lusband and many ad mirers, began negotiations with a repre sentative of Oliver & Holmes, to play in their music halls in Qreat Bsitain and booked her passage on the 'Etrura, which sailed from this port Jan. 30. Her inten tion was to leave the vessel at Queenstown, and proceed at once to Dublin, where she made her first appearance at the Dublin music hall. According to one story she took her mother, her child and a maid with her. On the passage list her name is given as Mrs. L. ichwartz,her real name,as she is the wife of "Louis Wesley." a variety actor, whose real name is Schwartz. Wesley is now playing in the west. Miss Moore's first great hit in legitimate farce comedy was as Teddy Keys in the Bunch of Keys, in which she starred for a number of years. After that she tried a piece called A Drummer in Petticoats, but it did not meet the public fancy. THAT FEBRUARY CONVENTION. Brooklyn Democrats Protest Against It DeWitt Warner's Speech. BEooxiKL, Feb. 12.--The anti-Hill meet ing held at the Criterion theater to-night was largely attended. Augustus Healy opened the meeting, and his scathing re buke of Hill and follows was cheered at every point, and there were repeated cheers for Grover Cleveland. Edward Mr Shep pard, chairman of the meeting, spoke in severe condemnation of the act of Hill men in calling such an early convention. He was followed by John DeWitt Warner, whose speech was the principal one of the evening. Warner first dealt with the defeat of Mills for the speakership, He said Mills was beaten by a combination of those op posed to the management under which the democratic party had succeeded, of which combination the New York state demo cratic organization, directed by Guyov. Hill, was principal factor. Whatever may be the motives of the others, Warner stated that in his opinion Hill's plan as defined in his Elmira speech, was to call a halt in tariff reform and bring free coinage to the front. The people did right to protest against the mid winter convention. It was only the last and crowning crime of a long series that the present democratic state organization had committed and he took it that this meet ing meant that the people were not going merely to repudiate the convention now called, but to give notibe that they would visit with political death any .manor organ ization that dares thus to forge the name New York democracy. Warner was loudly applauded, and resolutions were then adopted un line with those ndopted at the New York meeting last night, and continu ing the comnmittes of twenty-live who called this meetinle andI requested them to enlarge their membership to 1(00), and take such steps as they miay deem wise to promote the purposes of the mooting. Rev. Dr. 'has. H. Hall next voiced his protest arind was followed by Frod W. Her rick, after which the meeting broke up amid enthusiastic cheers. Thikls thm e Demlalls Unreasoenable. OntArs, Feb. 12.-The Union Pacifico grievance committee will ask for a confer once tomorrow with General Manager Clark. One of tile ollicials of the Union 'Pauiltl asseits that the oheldtiile presented by the men embody principles that would, if adopted. increase the w,.ges of employes by $300,000 per year. Io says the Union i'aeinio is not in condition to bear such ad dition to its operating expensoes, and that the moen's demands are unrearsonable. Mlo(ail Is (holsen.ll NEw YOaKi, Feb. 12.-John A. McCall, formerly state superintendent of insurance, was to-day unanimously elected president of the Now York Life Insurance company. The conditions on which he intimated he would accept the position were agreed to by the trustees. The trustees created a niew oniae, that of vice-presldent, and Geo. W. Perkins was appointed to 111i it. V'IIarid Gots a 'resildeney. New Yoisr, Feb. 12.-The trustees of the Edison General Electrio company to-day elected Hlenry Villard president. Vies P'resident Herrick said negotiations for the consolidation of the T'homson-Houston and Edison companies were progressing rapidly, but it would require, he thought, at least two months to oonasolidate the companies.