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VOLXXXIII.-NO 2 NA. M9NTANA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1892. PC FIV NT
FR2.8 PRICE FIVE CNT3 MAD AS A MARCH HARE, Suicide of a Baltimore Physician in St. Louis Under Peculiar Circumstances: The COse Is the Counterpart of That of Alice Mitchell and Freda Ward. Bad Intended to KIll the Other Man, but Chanoed His Mind--The Unique in Crime. ST. Louis, Feb. 23.-That the peculiari ties of the Alice Mitchell-Freda Ward case at Memphis are not confined to the femi nine sex was demonstarted by the suicide here this morning of Dr. E. T. Breedlove, of Baltimore, Md. This morning the in mates of Harst's hotel were startled by a pistol shot. A few seconds later Isaac M. Judson rushed down stairs and informed the proprietor that Dr. Breedlove had just shot himself. Harst at once rushed to the room where he found Breedlove's dead body. The man has shot himself in the right temple, and • death was evi dently instantansous. At the police station Judson said he was in the room when Breedlove shot himself, and gave the cause of the act as despondency and a strange attachment to himself (Jud son). This latter remark is most signifi cant when taken in connection with a letter found among the dead man's effects. It says in part: "I came, intending first to kill you, then myself. I shall only make an end of my own miserable existence. My love for you has been my ruin. I can no more live apart from you than fly. There is but one thing I could have, and that is to pass the remainder of my life in your presence. I shall do that anyhow, for to die in your arms releases death of half its terrors. It is cruel for me to do this act, for it will blight your life. I should be more cruel to myself to try to live without you. You have done all but one right and effective thing to save and make me, but it has all failed. I would beg, steal, do anything, forego riches, for get friends, home, kindred, for a life of blissful association with you. The blow will probably kill my mother. I shudder to think of it. We might have been happy together had it not been for your rich friends, your high social and ,buisness standing, your high ideas of mor lity which you iever fill, butit is too late and the end must come. Good bye, Isaac; Isaac, I won't wish you haprpiness; you will never have that again, and you Will follow in my footsteps some time. men or our natures and nins must have their punishment and ours comes in ter rible bhape. You are mine in the sight of heaven and no family ties can claim you from me and death. I have loved you bet ter than you have ever, or will ever, be loved again. Pray for my soul. Amen." Soraps of other letters of the same tenor were found in the room. Judson says he has been an intimate friend of the suicide. For some time past Breedlove had been de pressed in mind over financial matters and failure to establish himself in his profes sion. Judson went this morning to the ho tel to see Breedlove, who was about to leave on a visit to Baltimoare. As he entered the room the doctor handed him the letter and while he was reading it heard the fatal shot. The parents of the suicide live in Fort Smith, Ark. SMOOTH cONFIDENCE WOMAN. Successfully Fllm-Flamws a Well Known Chicago Dentist. CHIcAoo, Feb. 28.-Dr. James B. McChes ney, a well known dentist, is the victim of a very smooth confidence woman, who succeeded in working him recently for several hundred hundred dollars by a novel and clever scheme. A short time afo a well-dressed man called on Dr. McChesney and told him that a brother of Mrs. Graham wanted to start in business, but had no money. Mrs. Graham, the stranger said, was willing to put up her diamonds to get the money for her brother. Dr. McChesney made an ap pointment with the stranger to meet Mrs. Graham the next day. When Mrs. Graham unu o nau amnnuos ner enres. She proposed that they go to Giles, the jeweler, and have them tested. At the jeweler's an expert made a careful examination and said that they icost $900. He returned the stones to Mrs. Graham, who suggested to the doctor that, to be sure there was no collusion, he had better take the clerk aside and speak to him. While Giles' man was assuring him that they were all right, it is sulposed that Mrs. Graham slipped a pair of paste ear rings in similar settings into her ears und put the real gemn in her pocket. Dr. Mc Chesney professed himself satisfied and laid over the money. Mrs. Graham do. clared that she would redeem the precious jewelry in tnirty days and shed tears as real as the stones when she 'turned them over. When the time for redemption came, and Mrs. Graham did not appear, the doctor's suspicionus were aroused. He went back to Giles and produced his diamonds. As soon as the ex perts eyes rested on them he exclaimed: "Those are not the stones you showed me last month." The doctor couldn't believe it, but when the clerk put them in acid he wilted. The detectives who have the case in hand say that Mrs. Graham's real name is Lena Griffiths, who has worked her scheme all over the west. Twenty Years for a Train IRobber. ST. Louos, Feb. 23.-Adelbert D. Slye, the self-convicted Glendale train iobber, ap peared to-day in court at Clayton ta receive sentence of Judge Edwards for his crime. Without ceremony his doom was pronounced -twenty years in state prison. Hedapeth was to be arraigned to-day, but was too ill to aptear and so was left in his cell. It is un derstood that Slye all alone has denied that edepeth was one of the gang, but admits that Francis, the robber killed at Lamar, o., was one of the Glendale gang. Hede eth feels sure he will be able to prove an libi. A Deal With the Penusylvaula. PHILADELI'HIA, Feb. .--'The Evening elegraph this afternoon says it is re rted to-day that the Ponnsylvania road as made, or is about to make, a deal in hioh the Atchison, Northern Pacifle and I. Paul roads are interested. It is said be combination referred to, with Obioago sia pivotal point, will be a very stiotng me, and it would materially strengthen be position of the Pennaylvania roadt and ould give it a through line, extending row one end of the continent to the other. Fouter to Meet Goleheu. New Yoku, Feb. 25.-Finanoiers of the ountrv admit that all danger apprehended regard to the silver question iwill be iminated if international notion is co red. It was learned to-day that Secre cy Foster will meet UGoohen, Britlsh anrellor of the exchequer in England, d the ultimate result will trobably be at arranRements for an international nferonee will be wade. AIRY FAIR FAT LILLIAN. A Young nlood Arouses the Fire of Ancient Jealousy. New Yoas, Feb. 23,-A young college boy of 24 is the cause of a row between Lillian Russell and Attalle Claire. The young man is Alfred Kayne, and he belongs to Colum bia college. Acoording to the story, Mr. Kayne is very fond of Lillian Russell, They are said to have been very good friends at one time, and then to have quarrelled. Thereupon Mr: Kayne thought out a scheme of revenge. Hli plan is said to have been an attack upon Miss Russell's popularity by the presentation of flowers to her rival. It waseoticed that daring the run of "La Cigale" in this city Miss Claire began to receive many flowers. Of courge, Lillian noticed this, too, but kept her peace. On the night of the one hundredth perform ance of "La Cigale" at the Garden theater came the great surprise. Two or three days before Mr. Kayna called upon John Sonillen, the florist of Broadway, and amazed him by giving an order for $1,000 worth of flowers, which were to be passed over the footlights. Florists say that such an order was never before given in New York. M. t eullen filled the order and the stage of the garden was covered with elab orate floral designs for Miss Claire. Miss Russell received two lonesome boquets. Mr. Kayne had a. terrible revenge. He heard about it of course, and it is said that he was filled with delight, but the young man was not satisfied. He resolved to make another display on the night that the run of "La Cigale" came to an end, but a happier idea stIuck him. He wonld wait until the company opened last Monday night in Boston. The younn man ordered a chariot of flowers. It was .Ave feet Ion and the pole was six feet long. He hbli Smade also a huge cornucopia, seven feet I high, with a mouth three feet wide. Then there was a basket five feet wide, filled with red roses, and besides these five bouquets worth $50 each. The total cost was inore than $1,000. They were sent on to Boston r Monday. The idea was to have the pieces t placed in the lobby, and the chariot wae to be drawn across the stage. The basket of red roses was adorned with crimson ribbon and labelled "Harvard." The other pieces were covered with blue and white ribbon, Columbia'scolors. There was $80 worth of ribbon of different designs. When Miss Rue sell heard of thee giftsshe was simply wild. She used her influence and not a piece was allowed to be placed In the lobby. Kayne, with four or five of his friends from New York, and as many more from Harvard, had secured the boxes, and they were pre pared to look upon Lillian's downfall. When the young man heard that the flow ers were not to be placed in the lobby he was wild too. Across the street was a cloth ing stpe. He ran over and offeredfthe mer chaut $100 to allow the chariot to be placed in the window. The merchant was very glad to have the flowers there without any payment. The young men carried the huge boquots into the theatre and tossed them to Miss Claire. This is the story of Mr. Kayne's levenge and the bitter hatred that has sprung up between the two singers. There are some people who say that Mr. Kayne did not seek revenge but that he was actuated by legard for Miss Claire. At any rate he will go down to fame as the man who sent more money in flowers over the footlights than any man who ever lived in New York. AMBUJSHED AN OPPONENT. President Barrllas, of .aRtemala Afraid of His Rising Popularity. SAN FRAnctSco, Feb. 23.-A special cable cram from San Salvador to the Asso ciated press, under date of Feb. 23, states that Geo. Enriquez was killed to-day by a body of Guatemalan soldiers, together with a number of companions, near the city of Zacapa, Guatemala, near the Honduras coast. The cablegram states that Gen. Enriquez had been unanimously pro claimed dictator of the constitutional party of Guatemala, and had, in consequence, in curred the active hostility of President Bar rillas, who alarmed the public by announc ing that Gen. Enriquez was at the head of an insurrection directed against the pres ent government. President B,.rrillas ordered Gen. Enriquez to present himself to the authorities at Zacapa. Gen. En riquez proceeded at once toward that city, accompanied by his two brothers and a party of friends. A company of soldiers numbering 100, lying in ambush on one road out of the city, tired upon Gen. En Siquez and others of his party, killing all of them. The cablegram attributes the at tack and killing of the party to orders is sued from the capital and imputes the deed to the Guatemalan government. The Woman Sinned Against. LoNDON, Feb. 23.-Mrs. Deacon has made a long statement to the Telegraph's Paris correspondent. She declares there was nothing to justify her husband in shooting Abeille. She states that when her husband came to the door she was quietly convers ing with Aboille, who was in evening dress, except that he wore a smoking jacket. Abeille could easily have escaped if there had been anything to be ashamed of. He sought shelter behind a sofa to avoid Dea con's revolver. She did not open the door quickly when summoned, because she was obliged to go first to her bedroom to light a candle. She asserts that she was acous tomed to bad treatment from her husband, and intended to obtain a divorce. Fervant Girl Victims. BERI,[N,. Feb. 23.-The police of Magde burg are instituting an inquiry into a series of murders of servant girls, information of which they only recently obtained. The murders reosemble in most of their horrible details the startling list of murders not long ago committed in Vienna by Franz echneider asld wife. As in Vienna, the murderer's crimes seemed to have been for the tlauroso of robbing the girls. A man named Fritz Erbe and his fiance, Dorothy Buntrock, have boon arrested. The woman has broken down and made a confession to the police in which she desorieed the man ner in which the murders wore committed. Looking for Stolen Dyntamite. PAnis, Feb. 23.-EExcoitement was caused a few days ego by the information that a large quantity of dynamite had been stolen from the factory belonging to the state, whore the explosive is made. It was ito mediately concluded that the theft was the work of anarchists, and to-day the police searched all houses known to be occupied by anarchists. They refuse to divulge the result of the search. S PARKS F'ROM THE WIRES. The Crescent block, in Spokane, was burned Tuesday. Lose, $50,000. It is reported in San Antonio, Texas, that Garza lhas been caught and killed by MIex ioan soldiers. A mob at Varner, Ark., lynched a negro named (Goo. IHarris, charged with mlurder of one Parks last September. Stephen O. Edwards, of Providence, has been appointed administrator of the estate of Mrs, Josephine A. Barnaby. As the outcome of a difference as to tem perance in Newport, 'i'eun., a salooli'was blown up Monday night with dynanlit miand two stores adjoilting were destroyed. Wmin. Wright was elhot and fatally wounded in a untarrol growing out of me dies lame iat aitu F'ranelsoo, Tuesday morning. He is a stepson of Robert MoMurray, capitalist. 'hbs American oxprese car robber has beln fully identified as O)liver Curtis Perry, of Syrouarse, suspected of the Utioa trali robbery last October. He has confessed he is the man wanted for that attempt. HAD VERY LIVELY TIMES. The Gentlemen From Georgia Make Things Hum at the Indus. trial Conference. Inoreasing Evidence That the Ma jority Are in Favor of a Third Party. The Sub-Treasury Bcheme and Prohibition Pretty Sure to Be Endorsed In the Platform. ST. Louis, Feb. 23.-Seldom, if ever, has a more turbulent scene been witnessed at a great political gathering than the one pre sented this afternoon in the big national industrial conference. For several anxious minutes the convention seemed about to break to pieces in a fight. T'he committee on credentials caused all this trouble by seating the contesting or third party dele gates from Georgia. As soon as their names were read pandemonium broke loose. Moses, of Georgia, an anti-third party man, made a vigorous objection unless the contestants would submit to the unit rule. In an instant, Post, one of the contesting men, was up. He was here, he said, as a delegate chosen by the state alliance, while Moses was chosen by the erecntive commit tee. Nineteen-twentieths of the state alli ance of Georgia was in favor of indepen dent political action, and the small faction repnresented by the other wing was not deserving of consideration. Con gressman Livingston, declared Post, had himself declared in favor of selecting delegates all of one opinion or the other, and then had chosen a set of men Whose purpose it was, as it was Livingston's own, to deliver the alliance bound hand foot to the old democratic ring. Branch, of Georgia, also yelled at the top of his voice in the same vein. The uproar increased. Delegates were shaking their fists in one another's faces, and the chairman's gavel had no more effect than a pin. Chairman Brown, of the credentials com mittee, said the committee had recognised the great seal of the alliance of Georgia, and found those men entitled to seats. This left two vacancies, and in the interest of harmony these had been filled by selec tion from the opposing force. It was not a question of old political parties, but a ques tion of peace. The confusion continued for fully five minutes. Finally Ellington, of Georgia, mounted the chair and repeated Post's charges against the Georgia execu tive committee. Moses tried to get at him, and a free fight seemed unavoidable, but the-convention, seeming suddenly to realize 4,2 A ~ - or r - - aaK - - uue nAluir, LooK an astonien ing rioht-about-face. The report of tlhe committee on credentials was adopted with a long wail from Georgia. The report recommended the seating of 246 delegates from the Farmer's alliance, fifty-three. F. M. B. A., eighty-two Knights of Labor, ninety-seven National Farmers' alliance, ninety-two colored F. M. B. A., twenty-seven National Citizens Indepen dent alliance, sixty-five Patrons of Indus t y, fifty-five Patrons of Husbandry; total, 377. The Farmers' alliance was given twenty-five delegates at large and thirteen minor detached organizations were given a representation of fifty-eight. On motion of Ignatins Donnelly, Miss Frances Wil lard, Lady ommerset, Clara Hoffman and T. H. Ingalls were seated as delegates rep resenting the National Women's Christian Temperance union. President Polk of the. Farmers' allianoe was unanimously elected permanent chair man. Miss Frances Willard and Ben Ter rill. of Texas, were elected vice-presidents. John W. Haves, of the Knights of Labor, was made secretary and Warwick, a colored delegate from Virginia, assistant secretary. A change in the plan for the selection of the platform committee was made, the big bodies being given additional representa tion, the basis being for each organization one representative and one additional for each twenty-five delegates of the organiza tions in the convention. Onerepresentative for each state as a geographical division was allowed. The long list of members of the platform committee was finally com pleted and read, making a total of nearly 150 members. The announcement of Post as committeeman from Georgia started another row in the Georgia delegation, whereupon Jerry Simpson suggested that half of the Georgia delegates be appointed to Alaska, to give them a chance to cool off. Soon after, Willetts, national lecturer for the Farmers' alliance, moved that the con vention demand the passage of a sub-trens ury bill as a means of relief for the people, instead of petitioning congress to enact the proposed anti-option law. Wheat. lecturer for the Knuihts of Labor, moved to lay Willets' motion on the table and this was done. Kelly, of Kansas, offered a resolu tion that tae appropriation pending in congress for a permanent census bureau be endorsed, if provision be made for contin uing the investigation of farm mortgages as a permanent part of the work of the bn reau. Simpson and Livingston seconded his motion, Livingston seizing the opportu nity to deny the acuosation made by Post. He invoked harmony. After some desultory discussion, the convention adopted the census resolution by an emphatic vote. The free coinage trouble was now pitched among the delegates by Wilson, of Georgia, offering a resolution that the convention petition congress for the adoption of the vending bill for the free and unlimited coinage of silver. Livingston fought hard to have this carried, but this time was hlam pored inustead of helped by Knnsas. Tracy, of Oregon, apparently at the instance of a Kansas man near by, taoked on an amend ment demanding the passage of the sub treasury bill. Thunderous protests were raised at the critical moment against the consideration of resolutions outside the platform committee, and the free silver ino tion with its sub-treasury tail was in effeooct unceremoniously dumped upon the table. The convention waited a long time after supper to hear from its manmoth commit. tee on resolutions and finally adjourned until to-morrow. The committee on platform is working late to-night, Hugh Cavanaughl general worthy foreman of the Knights of Labor, having boon elected chairmenn after Gen. Weaver had declined. Iunatius Donnelly said to an Assoeiated press reporter to night thht it had been practically dc.tded to incorporate in the platform the sub treasury scheme, the free coinage of silver, woman suffrage and prohibition. The lat ter point would probably cause animatedt discussion, but he believed that in modi tied form it would be part of the platfot to. 'oal MIuiners iipirteel. lfesarluoir, Feb. 21,--Eleven iniummigrant that arrived yestrolday by the steamship I Weimar are detained. One of the batch, Paul Kraniz, claiming to be an American citizen, states that he en1geed mIlln to work for the Conuellsville Coke and Iron coin pany, (onIInellaville, Pa., atnd that Superin tendent Mitchell, of that coluplny, aid vanoed lhiu the money to pay their pas sage. Furthermore, he was to get $2 ac head for every man he could bring over. IENLO81LE CASE TJLANSFERRED. The )efeondants to Be Tried in Deer Lodge County. *rirrr*, Feb. 23,-[Speolal,]-Judge Perm berton this evening granted a change of venue in the noted Penrose murder case, after listening all day to the arguments on the state's petition for a change. By agreement of the attorneys on both sides the case was sent to Deer Lodge county. The state asked the change owing to the great race prejudice existin. in Butte, and .on account of the undue interest alleged to be taken in the case by certain organiza. tions, of which the defendants, Deeney. HiLkey and Kelley, are members, and also on account of the alleged influence wielded in the city by the defendants themselves. In deciding in favor of the petition the court expressed the belief that it would be impossible to secure a jury in Silver Bow county that conid agree on the case, and that a final change of venue would be necessary. The counsel for defendants had expected a decision in tlheir favor. Hlurled by His Comrades. DILLON, Feb. 23.-[Special.]-The funeral of Charles Bliven, who was shot by David Davis Sunday, occurred to-day under the joint auspices of the societies and organiza tions to which he belonged, as follows: K. of P., P. O. i. of A., Pioneer Society of Beaverhead County, A. O. U. W. and G. A. R. The deceased was an ex-member of Company E, M. N. 0., and aguard of honor from that body fired the customary salute over the open grave, after which the bugler sounded- taps. The ceremonies were very impressive. The funeral was one of the largest ever occurring in this city. The verdict of the coroner's jury was to the ef feet that deceased came to his death with a gun-shot wound inflicted by David Davis. A Miner Mangled. BUTTE, Feb. 23.--[Special.l--By the acci dental discharge of five sticks of giant powder in the Hope mine this morning Tom inogers, a miner, was frightfully man gled. He had charged one hole and was preparing to load another when the powder exploded, blowing out his left eye, and, it is thought, also destroying the eight of the other. His left leg and arm were so badly broken and torn that amputation of both members was necessary. His lower jaw was also broken, and in addition to all of these injuries he was badly injured inter nally. It is thought impossible for him to recover. Rogers was only recently mar ried to a widow with several small chil dren. Effect of Republican Legislation. BUTTE, Feb. 23.-[Special.]-On account of the continued depression in the silver market the Butte and Boston hung up the stamps of its mill to-day for an indefinite period. The last run of bullion, consisting of nine bars, was shipped east this after noon. The company has also closed down te Belle of Butte mine, which supplied ore fofthe mill, and in consequence of both shut-downs quite a onumber of men are thrown out of employment. Mllssoula Honds Sold. MrisouLA, Feb. 23. - [Special.] - The board of county commissioners met this afternoon to open and consider bids for the $150,000 six per cent twenty-year bonds. The commissioners accepted that of E. H. Rollins & Son, of Denver. Their bid was $153,500. STAR CHAMBER DIVORCE. Effort to Have a Celebrated Case in Iowa Reopened. DUBUQUE, Iowa, Feb. 23.-One of the most famous divorce cases in the history of Iowa will come up for hearing at Edna, county seat of tiardin county, to-morrow. It is a counterpart of the famous Flack divorce suit in New York. Col. E. S. Ellsworth is a prominent politician and millionaire resid ing in Iowa Falls. Last December, it is stated, he entered suit for divorce, alleging infidelity on the part of his wife. Instead of the case being heard in open court in regular order it was advanced on the docket and tried in the privacy of a hotel chamber, where no one was present except Judge Hidman, the plaintiff and his attorneys. She was then, it is said, visiting in Colorado. Not only was she divorced in this star chamber, but she was also de prived of the custody of her children and any share whatever in the husband's vast procerty. There is said to be nothing whatever on the court records to show the character of the testimony upon which the divorce was granted. M'rs. Ellsworth now sues to have the case reopened. In her pe tition she maklessome startling disclosures, and alleges that she knew nothingwhatever of her husband's suit until served with notice of the decree, and that her husband attempted to force her to a confession of oriominality. Shook Hands With Cleveland. DErrOrT, Feb. 23.-Ex-President Cleve land arrived back from Toledo this after noon. He was received by Gov. Winans and staff, and Mayor Coots and the city council, the Fourth regiment acting as guard of honor. This evening a public re cepotion was held at Hotel Cadillac, thous ands of people being massed in the streets. The genuertl public was admitted and Imased in a constant stream before the ex president until 10:30, Mr. Cleveland cor dially shaking the hand of each. The line was b:oken for a few minutes when LGen. Alger was introduced, and he and the ex president exchanged courtesies amid a scene of great enthusiasm. Anamnusing in cident was the vain endeavor of an elderly lady to embrace Mr. Cleveland. ltepublleaus at Oi)ts. J.rtaeson, Miss., Feb. 23.-The republican convention to nominate delegates to the national convention met here this evening. There is a warm light on between the l. K. Bruce and John J. Lynch faction oil one aide, and James Hill, postmaster at Vicks burg, and Rtevenue Collector W\iuborly on the other. The Lynch and Bruce pattty met, claimn ing to be the regular convention, lite to night, claiming 116(1 delegates to ltt) by the Hill side. They strongly endorled [Presi dent. Harrison. The Hill men were in sea alotl several hours after the other side ad jou. ned. They claimi 2LN delegates out of 2t31. 'Their esolutiotu also commend tIar rison's administration. Carlisle Nominatled. Louitsvhtrs, Feb. 23.--lenry Watterson, in an editorial on Hill, says, "Now that Ilill has been made the choice of the New York democrats, Cleveland is no longer It possibility. Ili selection as the demo oratio standard bearer, if such a thing un der the clretru taunnces was conceivable, would be on the part of the national du ulolrany an act of deliberate suicide. lie onuld not be elected." Alter declaring he could not vote for the nomination of Hill, Wattersnot offered as at substitute John (irillln Carlisle, of Kentucky, next in sue oussion to Grover Olevoland to wear his mansle. COLLAPSE OF TH BUREAU Why the Irrigation Branch of the Agricultural Department Has Suspended. Important Report Forthcoming on the Subject of Arid Land Reclamation. Major Powell's Perslstent Efforts to 1)efeat All Work Not Under Ills Control HItter Fight. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-The report of the bureau of irrigation is now in the hands of the public printer, and will probably be issued in a short time. The importance of the report, which will make an immense book, full of colored maps showing natural waterways and underflow and artesian wells, is emphasized by the fact that the bureau of irrigation practically ceased to exist Saturday. Senator Stewart fought last year to get a liberal appropriation for the bureau in the sundry civil bill, but failed. He afterward succeeded in the agricultural appropriation bill, where Prof. Hinton. the head of the bureau, says it rightfully belongs. In this bill there is no doubt that an effort will be made to make the bureau of irrigation a permanent insti tution. It had been considered only tem porary, and what little money it received was secured only after a hard fight with Maj. Powell, of the geological survey, who argued that the work belongea to his bureau. Senator Stewart's section in the appropriation act, which in a manner caused the collapse of the bureau, is as fol lows. It was passed during a night session of the last few days of the last congress: "Time for the final completion of the re port of the extent and availability for irri gation of underflow and artesian waters and collection and publication of informa tionaas to the best method of cultivating soil by irrigation, limited to the 1st of July, 1891, by act of Sept. 20, 1890, is hereby extended to the 31st day of January, 1892; and the sum of $10,000 is hereby appro priated to enable the secretary of aricull ture to collect and publish information as to the best methods of cultivating soil by irrigation." Of the $10,000 appropriated $5,46.0 remains unexpended, enough to run the bureau un til the end of the fiscal year, the publica tion of reports having been otherwise pro vided for. When Mr. Cannon (Ill.) had the bill in conference in the last hours of session, he objected to the sentence mak una an aprronuiation because, he said, it made the heman e rnrm.,m., inCias.,F:.. ,,.sue sue uureau ia permanent institution, The comptroller takes an opposite view saying that the semicolon after 1892 and thi fact that, in his judgment, the word "said' should have been inserted between ahi words "publish" and "information,' placed the last part of the paragraph unde! direct'control of the first part. Therefore the appropriation expired Jnn 1,..1892, wher the report was ready, and the unexpendec balance is not available. Had a period been inserted after 1892 instead of a semi colon the irrigation bureau would still be doing business, Mr. Hinton lays the blame for the suspension of the work on the geological survey. The senate committee on irrigation and the reclamation of arid lands held a short session last Friday morning to consider the matter. Senator Warren. the chairman, says that the interference with the continu ance of the bureau was caused by a tech nical oversight in the preparation of the bill. As a result, however, the work is prac tically suspended, and the employee have eighteen days of work in Febkuary to their credit for which no provision of payment has yet been made. The committee deter mined to submit the matter to the secretary of agriculture and get from him an expres sion of opinion. In return it is expected that he will offer some important suggest ions which will direct the committee in its future action with regard to the policy to be pursued. The committee is disposed to continue the irrigation inquiry, and, more over, to leave it in the hands of the agri cultural department. Thq organization will cease to be known as a bureau, but will be constituted into a division of that depart ment. Just as soon as possible the hitch by which the balance is now rendered unavail able will be removed and the work con tinned. Maj. Powell's opposition, he claims, is not so much due to rivalry over the posses sion of the irrigation projects as to a deep laid scheme to rob the people of the United States of their rights and the United States of its lands through the medium of a prop osition to cede arid lands. Prof. Hinton declares that if the plan is carried out it will place in the hands of a few men water rights covering 6120,(X)0,000 acres of arid land, and that thousands of property own ers will be comsple:ely at their mercy. Without charging corruption or claiming the existence of a conspiracy, he will illus trate this in his report with figures, show ing that I5 per cent. of all the waters of the western ainluence of the Mississippi basin rise in Montana, \Vyoming and Colorado. Ninety-iive per cent. of all the waters of the Pacific slope m hieh govern proprietary interests of public land, as the report will allege, have their rise in the satme states. In a physionl sense three status control the hydrology of twenty-three or twenty.four States east and west of the cntineontal di vide. A few men canl thus control every thing. Maj. Powell favore a plan to cede the arid lands to the states and territories, snu11, besides, claims he is the right man to solve the irrigation problehm. Prof. 1inton opposes the plan. The light has developed into a personal one, liand both titn have ap plied hard terms to each other. THE DAY IN CONGStEliS. Nothing of Consequence Done o li Either loIruse. WAsmNio'rot, Fob. 23.-lu the senate to day the bill to provide for a commission on the subject of tlcoholic liquor traflli was laid aside, and the serate joint rlesolution for an international bi-ruetallio agroement was taken up atnd Stew/art triad somel re marks upon it, but as the inornilng hour ex pirod it went over withoult action. 'The pure food bill was taken up as unfinished business and Paddock spoke in advocacv. liate and (Coki spoke sgainst it. Altong the piapers presenttd in the sern nto and i eferred was the uoetuorial adopted att the convent ion of miners and farmers hold in San Ilranmtcieo Jlune 21 last nit the subjeut of hydraulic rlllinltg, and asking all appropriation for the erection ot dams and other restraining works to prevent debris from injuring navigable rivers. Referred to the contluittee on coltumoroi. A resolu tion was agreed to calling on the secretary of agriculture for ar copy of the report of the special irgent ot the department onl ex perimuents in the production of rain. There was not lK)100 Iteters present when the house was called to order Tuesday. Owing to tie continued absence of the speaker onl account of sickness McMlllin (Tenn.) was elected speaker pro temrn. A few reports were wade from committees and placed on the appropriate calendar, and the house then adjourned. D)ralwbacks Paild. WAsmrrrlOTON, Feb. 23.-A statement was laid before the house to.day from the com. missioner of ncustoms showing that $1,711, 061 in drawbanks had been allowed by the government on ticoans, etc., manufaotnred from imported tin plate and exported from Oct. 1, 1890, to Dec. 81, 1891. Another statement shows that the amount of draw back allowed on imported salt in curing meats exported from Oct. 1, 1890, to Dec. 31, 1891, aggregated $.2,201. Included in a third statement was a table giving the ouantity and value of salt imported and withdrawn from warebosers for the pur pose of curing flshab, the duty on which wan remitted under the not of lOct. 8, 1889. The quantity aggregated 112,89)5,600 pounds, valued at $102,816. Wealth of Arizona. WAernioTor, Feb. 28.-Delegate Smith (Arizx. to-day reported a bill from the house territories committee to ratify the not of the Arizona legislature authorizing the issue of bonds to the extent of $80,000 to enable the territory to be properly repre sented at the World's fair. The report ac companying the bill says congressional authority is necessary because of the law forbidding territories to incur indebted ness exceeding four per cent on the as sessed valuation of property in the terri-' tory. The report says Arizona's assessed. valuation is only $30,000,C00, but its taxable value is really $80,000,000. Garza', Forces I)slbanded. WAsRnIorTN, Feb. 2.-The secretary of state has ree~ived the following from .lln-. ister ityan, of Mexico, regarding the con dition of affairs in that country: "Accord in to the advicel of the Mexican govern ment, Garza's bands, organized solely in T'exas, aie completely dispersed in conse quence of the pursuit set on foot by United States forces. Whenever the forces crossed into Mexico, the precautionary measures instituted by trois government were suffi cient to preserve people and railroads from harm." nLoyalty a IPrrerqu.lite. WAsmunOTOS, Feb. 23.-The house judi ciary committee to-day authorized Oates (Ala.) to report favorably his bill to repeal the provision of the revised statues making loyalty during the late war prerequisite to seeking ait pension on the part of persons otherwise entitled to pensions. No back pay, however, to be received by persons affected by this act. The act is also to apply to persons under disability from the fourteenth amendment to the federal con stitution. Tile Sliver Caucus. WARARNOTON, Feb. 23.-The silver ques tion appears to be in statu quo pending the return of Speaker Crisp and the Chicago excursionists. So far as learned Holman has not determined the date on which the caunous requested by Harter or the anti silver men, nor is it known whether they will be bound by any conclusion reached in caucus as to the silver question, that may be objectionable to them, so it is probable the cauius will be no mote than a confer ence. Judge of the Ninth Circuiat. WAsmwoTO, Feb. 23.-The president to day sent to the senate the following nomi nations: William B. Gilbert, of Oregon, to be United States circuit judge Of the Ninth judioal circuit; Henry H. Smith, of Michi. gan, to be assistant register bf the s itfbgt' ury, and Charles F. Koberts, to be collector of customs at Humboldt, Cal. Capital Notes. Secretary Foster sailed from New York Tuesday for Bremen.. The senate finance committee ordered an adverse report on Coke's bill to amend laws in regard to national banking associa tions. Rough water prevented the boat from Fortress Monroe from leaving that place for Washington Moliday night, so Speaker Crisp did not return to this city Tuesday. His health is better. * A FIREMAN'S CHILDREN. Burned to Death While He Was Lying Unconscious on the Floor. PITTHBURa. Feb. 23.-Two children were burned to death in a fire at MoKeesport last night, almost within reach of their father, who, in his efforts to rescue the lit tle ones almost perished amid smoke and flames himself, and it is not altogether certain now that hewill live. A third child was also probably fatally burned. The fire occurred late last night in a three-story frame house occupied by Michael Lynch and family. The house was one mass of. flames when the firemen arrived. Lynch, who is a fireman, rushed into the house in search of his wife and children. He had scarcely got inside the door when, over come by dense smoke, he fell forward on his face unconscious. Several of his fellow firemen, with the greatest difficulty, sno ceeded in rescuing him. In the meantime, two of his children were burned to death and another child so badly burned it may die. Lynch is in a critical condition and it is thought he cannot survive. Mrs. Lynch succeeded in escaping from the burning building without serious injury. Religlnou Conferences. Cuirauo, Feb. 23.-One of the remarkable features of the Columbian exposition will be a series of religious .congresses form Aug. 15 through the month of Sep. tember, 1893. The chairman of the general committee, Rev. John Henry Barrows, of Chicago, has associated with him the members of sixteen different religious organizations. They have invited representatives of all the creat historic re ligiouns to confer together and show what light religion has to throw on the great problems of the a~e. Their plan has met the approval of Mr. (ladstone, Cardinal Gib bons, the poets lolmnes Ind Whittier, Arch bishops Ireland and livan. Prof. Drum mond, Prof. Godot, of Switzerland: Rtabbi Maybaum, of Berlin: Justice Amos Ali, of Calcutta: President Washburn, of Iebert college, Constantinople; lunyin Nanjie, a learned Buddhist of Japan, and scores of leading scholars of America and Great Britain. Return or the Anil-Snap Men. New Yourc, Feb. 23.-Nearly all the merm bere of the anti-snap convention commit tee returned from Albany last night. The leaders are confident the proposed state convention at Syrnouse on May 31 will be recognized as the real state convention and its delegates admitted to the national con vention. An evening paper says: "In pri vate ounversation L.ammlnny omen them selves express doubt that liill can be nom inateod at Chicago and they no longer dread the anti-snap convention movement. The general sentiment of Tammany seems to be embodied in this sentence, 'we are willing to win with Hill. but are not prepared to go down with him.'" Etlectrleians tIa ession, Bur.F.Ao, N. Y., Feb. 23.-The fifteenth annual convention of the National Electric Light association began here to-day. Pres. ident Huntley, in his annual address, spoke of the great problem of transmitting eleo trical power from Niagara falls. and re viewed the electrical progress of the year. He said next year's meeting ought to be hold in Chicago. "It is important that we should interest ourselves in the World's fair. The whole city has a welcorme for us and the electrical exhibit will be the fnest the world had ever seen." The California Electrical society sent a pressing invitation to hold the next couvention In Bean .'e Disco.