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VOL XXXII.--NO. a "HELENA, MONTANA, THURSDAY 'MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1892. . PRICE FIVE CRrNT
--,.-~ --·--;a--- ·--- · - ~ II Y·~· V_18· THE STATE OF TRADE, Present Condition Rather Disap pointing, but Much Expected in the Spring, Wool Is as Dull as Ever, With Prices Steady at the Decline. Tendeney of the Domestio Product Is Downward-flusleses Failures for the Week-Tile Prospects. Naw YonK, Feb. 24,-[Special.]-The last issne of Bradstreet's says: Special tele grams to Bradstreet's point to no material change in conditions affecting the general business situation. Trade thus far, on the whole, is disappointing, though a good deal of confidence is expressed as to what the spring may bring forth. Depression of cotton prices and an exceptional conserva tism on the part of both buyers and sellers at the south are as yet unrelieved by any increased activity, although Savannah and Galveston report a moderate demand in some staple, lines. Cotton factors are making smaller advances than usual to merchants and planters. The woolen in dustries east are sluggish, except for flan nels and carpets. Structural iron prices are demoralized. Steel rails are only nominally $30 per ton at the mill. Demand for iron' and steel is more and more of . a hand-to-mouth character. Stocks of pig iron are increasing, and finally a break has come, with sales of 4,000 tons of No. 2 X Allentown, Perth Amboy delivery, at $14.50, and 2,000 tons of another Lehigh valley furnace offered at the same figure. South ern irons have been hawked at prices snup posed to represent cost. Staple dry goods, hardware" and to some extent boots and shoes are in rather better movement. Petroleum is a little more active, On the Pacific coast ocean freights are up a little and wheat prices as well. Salmon packers are trying to enforce a re duction in the Alaska pack this year. Hardware and farm implements and build ing materials are more active in the north west. Bank clearings at fifty-eight cities in the United States aggregate $1,380,070,894, about two per cent more than last week, but 85 per cent more than the third week of February, 1891. The gains are chiefly at New York and Philadelphia, the former showing an increase of 53 per cent and the latter of 47 per cent as compared with the week a year ago. Wheat prices advanced five and one eighth cents this week on better foreign adviags, a larger export demand, larger de ereitse"iu available stooks and rumors of operations of a bull clique. Exports of. wheat from the United States ports for the Week ending Feb. 17 equal 4,012,000 bush els against 3,641,000 bushels the week be fore, 2,086,000 in the week a year ago, and 2,236,000 bushels in a similar period two years ago. Indian corn exports for this week continue phenomenally heavy, 3.243, 000 bushels, as compared with 2,927,000 bushels a week ago, and as contrasted with only 327,000 bushels in the like week a year ago. The remarkable strength of foreign ex changes and the appreciable fear of ship ments of gold to Europe have tended to repress activity or strength in the stock market. The announcement on Friday that $500,000 had been engaged, though not unexpected, had a further disturbing effect upon speculation, and offset the in fluence of reports that the coal combination has made further acquisitions of mining interests. The prospect of legal interflr ence with the leases effected by the head ing company has also been a factor in the week's market and tended to reduce the Speculation in the coal shares to moderate proportions. The ounce tainty of the spec ulative situation has naturally caused re cessions in prices, although a strong under tone has been shown, and European sell ing of securities seems to be less pro nounced. This last fact, however, has not checked the advance of exchange rates, de mand sterling leaching at the close of the week 4.88!.,. Rumors are current that continental countries are offering a slight p.emium for gold which would facilitate shipments at the above figure. At the same time the money market has been dull, easy and undisturbed by these manifesta- i tions. The silver market has rallied slightly on rumors of an intended rupee loan for India. There were 260 business failures in the e United States this week, against 214 lest week, 248 in the week a year ago, and 253 in the like week of 1800. The totalto date this year is 2,120, less than in a like por tion of 1891, 1890 or'1889. About 83 per cent of the week's failures were of con cerns where the capital emnloyel was not t in excess of $5,000 each; nearly 11 per cent t had from $5,000 to $20,000 capital, nine of them from $20,000 to $.50,000, six from $50, 000 to $100,000, and one failed where the capital was in excess of $100,000. Wool is as dull as ever with prices stenady 3 at the decline. The sluggish demand for 1 woolen goods prevents makers from antici prating wantsafor raw wool. Importations of Australian have been ilrge, and the tendency of domestic now appears to be downward. The large share of that irm ported is of lower quality than Ilst year. California, Texas and territory wools are quiet and unchanged, withll a downward tendency. ltaw cotton prices continue to " record heavy receipts by dropping, the loss b for the week being 1-lo. Genernal dry si goods are in fair demand. Cotton mills are c sold well ahead. Prints end ginnghms are in good demand. Tapestry brussels aour eta are higher. In the Canadian Dominion eeneral trade is only moderately oactive, raw wool and staole dry goods being most in request. t Orders from the maritinme provitces and a portion of Quebeo are unsatisfactory. Can ada reports forty-three failures, a material I reduction from aInst week. 3ank clearings at four cities in the Dominion show a re- s duction of 17 per cent. this week as com pared with last. Denud, Uunidentifiedl, IRtish. CaESToN, Ia., Feb. 24.-The body of Thos. T 0. Midligan was interred to-day. in the cemetery near Orient. He was held at the ~ndertaking establishment seventy.ive vi layse, awaiting identitication. T'he h deceased was a wealthy recluse, who Ir left a large estate, and ;laiiwahts have been heard from all parts of the conn try, but no positive identillcation wasmade. H Mrs. Ellen Ilerron, of BolOeutown, N. J., tl sea.t her son to investigate, claiming that en, he was his eisltol. Mrs. Uerron's claims at seem the most plausible of any, but County lii Attorney Winter says he will take steps to wi _ave the estate escheated to the state. An Liennon Ttlnmage's Taisberanlele. TI Naw YonK, Feb. 24.-Chas. T. Wills, the tl sontractor who obtained a mechanio's lieu in the Talnagea 3rooklyn tabernacle last n week for $52,216 has asked that it be on- is orced and Judge Plnatt has signed the tel udamnaunt. The sheriff will sell tie pror- cl rty, the trustaes having failed to raise tie sh money, n il HE WILL BE BURNE). Bedalla Has a Candidate for the Stake-I (rimesl. tSIDALTA, Mo., Feb. 24,--The people Sp Bedalia have determined that the punhe ngent meted out by the people of Teaxi kIna to the negro ravisher is needed b3 negro desperado who startled the town wi a serles of crimes last night. About ni o'clock he entered the house of a wido Mary Moore, choked her into unconsciot nh ness, stole a few valuables and escaped. little later he stopped 1. H. Buckley a Miss Mattie G(llper on the street witt drawn revolver. Miss Gilper fled, t negro pursued and felled her to the groul with the butt end of his revolver. Buc lay and others coming up to them, Is escaped. Half an hour later hi and Mrs. Charles Taylor, when the way home from an entertainme were stopped on Broadway by the newo who at the point of his revolver, told the to hold up their hands. Taylor obeys and while the thief was going through i at pockets Mis. Taylor slipped a diatmo a- ring from her hand anad threw it intc at yard, and hid a diamond breastpin in h al dress. 'the highwayman took a pair he diamond ear-rings from her ears, then, the point of his revolver, marched t at couple to a lonely spot. '14ere he bonl he Taylor hand and foot, and after a strug. of outraged Mrs. Taylor. He then releas the couple. The police so far are unable rs find any trace of the desperado. A me meeting was held at the opera house to-dl 1y and a reward of $1,500 for the capture id the negro subscribed. The whole count in hereabouts is aroused as it has not been re years. THE ACTOR ON TRIAL. I Curtis' Fate Givea to the Jury at 4:1 ts Yesterday Afternoon. ly SAN FRANeISco, Feb. 24,-Attorney Knigl closed his argument in the Curtis case ti >f day by stating that there was some oeculil . evidence in the case, and that the evident i against Curtis was all circumstantial. I X asked how it could be that Mrs. Johnsc D, and Mrs. Holden could testify to witnesl i ing the shooting and yet have not seen tt I- other witnesses who had testified that the were near the scene at the time of t1, shooting. He claimed that the statemer of the tamale peddler, who testified that I a saw Grant go along the street with Curtis, he ir been put into the witness' mouth by th e police and that the tamale man had bee 6s made to say whatever the detectives di i. sired him to say. The exclamations c Curtis at the time of his arrest should t considered with much caution. Curtis ws r. naturally nervous. and was excited an under the influence of liquor, and the re suit was that he talked incoherentli a Knight's argument was received with aj plause, which was ordered to be checks by the court, and Attorney Footse the it made an argument, also for the defense f He was followed by Assistant District At t torney Hinble, who made the closing as gument for the prosecution. r He contended that the footpad theor e was entirely without logical foundation, a e the nipper which was found on Curtis wrist was indisputable evidence of the fac that there could only have been one ma under arrest at the time. "'The polio a force has been charged with suppressin evidence in the case, but I say there was n [ evidence suppressed thqtcould beoresente f if wd knew it, and the defense has had or a portunity to get all information that th people could give him. The police hay been subjected to a great deal of abuse which I do not see that they deserve.' The have simply done their duty in this cas and nothing more." The assistant district attorney finishe, D his closing arguments at 3:10 o'clock ant Judge' Trontt proceeded to charge the jury dwelling particularly on the fact that de fendant was entitled to every reasonabl doubt. The charge was mainly a recite tion of the law governing the case and or oupied about twenty-five minutes. '1 Ih case went to the jury at 4:12. At 11:30 o'clock the jury were still out. I is reported that the jury stands s:even fo acquittal and five for conviction. Curtis i awaiting the verdict in the court room an, appears very happy and confident. Chopped to Pieces. HOLDEN, Mo., Feb. 24.-The bodies o John and William Ayler, brothers, were found this morning by a neighbor in thei. home near Kingville. They had been prac tically chopped to pieces with an axe. They were well-to-do and robbery was 'probabl1 the motive of the murder, No clue. BROUGIIT IN' BY FURAY. ýn- . Two Ilalf-lireeds Who Slashed Another or the Jocko RIeservation. MIssoULA, Feb. 24.-[Special.]- United States Marshal Furay to-day brought in the two Barnaby brothers from the Flathead reservation. These are the two half-breed; who last Friday night at a dance stabbed several times another half-breed and alas out several bystanders who interfered. The arrest was made on the Jocko, five miles south of Ravalli. The prisoners will be arraigned to-morrow at 11 a. in., and the trial will be set for Saturday, after which the marshal will proceed to Dayton creek to remove tiespassers from Indian lands. Uall at Sand Coulee. SAND COUrEE, Feb. 24.-[Special.]-On Monday eveling. Feb. 22, the Valley City Lodge, No. 47, 1. O. O. F., of Sand Coulee, gave their initiory ball. It was a decided success, both socially and financially. The Valley City Lodge was inaugurated in De comber last with a membership of fifty, since which time it ihas been graduallv in creasing its membership until last Monday, when the procession, headed by a brass band, numbered over one hundred. The supper was elegant, the music all tint could be desired, and the dancing kept up until four a. m. Chemintcals ixplided. BOZCMAN, Feb. 24.-[Special.l1-Leo Muon tor, clerk in A. H. Heorscy's drugstore, while experimenting with acids to-day was frightfully burned in the face by the solu tion exploding. The doctors have hopes of saving his eyes but he will be badly dis figured. CAIAFORNIA SHAKEN. Tile Southern PIortion l I Visitedl by 0bels nlc Vibrations. SAN Di>co, Cal., Feb. 24.--l'he most violent earthquako shock ever experienced hol:e rooted the leople out of bed at 11:14 last night. Tie movement continued for ndonrly a minute and was very severe. Buildings swayed so much that nguests in the hotels and private houses were awak. ened fron a sound sleep and rushed to the street in lthair nicht clothes. A loud rumb lig accomupanied the tremble. No danuags ws done. The shook was also felt in Los Angeles. Night satoks were felt at Santa Anin. ilse walls of the water works building and the ilastering lu seversil houses were crscked. Vslitors at the hotels left tile buildiungs and the clooks stopped. At Hlan iernardino, olne of the heaviest shocks was felt. lastiig habout one minaute land a quar ter. No damage was done except to break cliinaware and to stop the clocks. The shock was followed by light tremore all night. I TlHESE ONLYARE HONESI of r Pessimistic Declarations by the a Pharisees of the National In. lb dustrial Conference. 5 A Integrity and Honesty Unknown it on Earth Except as Exem S plifed by Them. re r. The Calamity Croaker in Good Volee- a Prohibitionlsts Are Outlawed-Will o, Select Candidates July 4. is Id ST. LooUr, Feb. 24.-At the industrial a conference to-day the platform was pre a sented and read. Without taking a vote on at the adoption of the platform a recess of ie two hours was taken. id The platform states that the nation is on se the verge of moral, political and material d ruin; that corruption dominates the ballot Sbox of legislatures, congress, and tonaches y even the ermine of the bench; newspapers if are subsidized or muzzled; political opin. Y ion silenced; business prostrated; homes n covered with mortgages; labor impover ished, and land and money are concentrat ing in the hands of capitalists. Workmen, it declares, are denied the right of organi a zation for self protection; imported pau perized labor beats down the wages; a hire t ling standing army, unrecognized by our laws, is established to shoot them down ,r and they are degenerating to the level of Ic European countries; the national power is .e used to appropriate money to enrich bond n holders; silver has been demonetized to add to the purchasing power of gold, e and the supply of curency is purposely y abridged to fatten usurers, bankrupt enter e prise and enslave industry. e The resolutions declare that the old d political parties have allowed this to exist a without an effort at restraint, and;therefore 4 it asserts that a new political organization, representing the political principles herein estated, is necessary. A declaration of a principles is then made. A national cur 1 rency is demanded that is safe, sound and issued by the general government only, of full legal tender for all debts, public and I private, and that without the use of bank b ing corporations, a just and equitable means of circulation, at a tax not to exceed two per cent, as set forth in the sub-treas ury plan of the Farmers' alliance or some better system: it demands the free and un limited coinage of silver; that the amount of circulating medium be speedily increased to not less that $50 per capita; demands a graduated income tax, and that all national and state revenues to be limited to the necessary expenses of the government, and that postal savings banks be established by the government. The platform declares Sthat land shoun d not be monopolized for speculative purposes and alien ownership of land should be prohibited. All lands now held by railroads and other corporations, in excess of their actual i needs, and all lands now owned by aliens should be reclaimed by the government and held for actual settlers only. It de clares that the government should own and operate railroads, telegraph and telephone lines, and demands that the government is sue legal tender notes and pay the Union soldier the difference between the price of the depreciated money in which he was paid and gold. The fight for recognition of the prohibi tion issue in the platform started immedi ately upon the reassembling of the conven tion. Miss Frances E. Willard presented a minority report, which she moved be adopted immediately as an amendment to the majority report. It favored woman suffrage and demanded the suppression of the liquor traffic. On motion of Simpson, to lay the minority report on the table, a viva voce vote showed almost an even split for and against prohibition. Coached by Powderly. Miss Emma Curtis, of Colorado, a handsome young woman, captured t.ae floor and proposed the following substi tute: "We demand that the question of universal suffrage be submitted to the leg islatures of the different states and terri tories for favorable action." Jerry Simp son shouted, "She has solved the problem," and some one immediately demanding the previous question the substitution was made by a crushing mnijo'itv among a vol ume of cheers, Miss Willard looking very glum. Soon after Powderly announced that Miss Curtis' substitute was withdrawn as a part of tile platform. Miss Curtis arose and de clared that sile had done no such thin.g. 'The idea of dealing with the liquor ques tion by separate resolution instead of in the platform was lroached several times during a confused discussion, and favor ably received. It was now apparently the purpose of Powderly, having kept Miss Willard's minority report out of the plat form, to placate her and her friends by having the convention adopt the Willard f' plank as a resolution in place of that of u Miss Curtis. When roll call was reached tl on what now becnamue iss Curtis' minority c0 report the vote was traken by states. It was g thought the Powderly-Weaver following d would resent Miss Curtis' aprunkiness by d defeating tire report, but Powderly vote~l hI thie knights solidly for the minority report. Secretarry .alyes declared it carried, 251 to 246. ~oom unloicial tally keepers mnailde very different totals. They declared that, the vote vote really was :t352 noes and 2355 I nayes, which, if official, would defeat tre ir minoritv report. Meaonwhile, Miss Willard w and Irdy Henry Somerset left the hall and d did not return. T'hie knights and mrost of the alliinee men a then retired for a canuous, despite some ti vehement protests. When the convention got togethrer again, half an hour later, IT natiuna Donnaelly, to the surprise of a grant nlanv, declared thart all business could ihe wound up in half all hour. "Defer, by e. unanimous consent, the little woman 1' suffrage matter, adopt the majority m reiport. ,appoint a commiutee to act with thle niltional commuittee sa of tile i)eople's lparty to call a ntton:lalcon vention to rnominarl presidential arnd vice- he presidential candidates, and the thing was done." The ider took like wildlire amorg 'Ii the tired and hugrv tdrloegates, iand within two .minuites the majority report was ab adopted without a solitary voice of dissent, bi ad alnid tremenrdous etlthlusiasnm. Mlie tl Curtie' woulan suflfrage resolution as a sub stitute for irohibition wrs thrno adopted of withrout opposition, iand the ernrlvoention and- i .ijourned shoIe uiU after rlPpointinrs a noras,,.it. ii teeo to nact with the people's party national vel comminittee. T'he delegates to the bip conference pro fess to believe that a lalrurnioth now politi anl combination is in existence for ther coming presidential campaign. So the storm of convention probably, never before of endud so quickly in ssaeeminle harmony, and io that, too, after virtually slamluing thle lO doors in the faco of a national parrty claim. 'I' iiag a million vote, all efforts of Miess in WVillanrd for a juncturr with tile pirohibi- inr tionists having beren snuifed out at thie tin last mnomnent. 'iThe Veople's pairty lic nen, who rm cthitlly Irom northern as states, figure to-night that they lia bave by strategy captured the political ni strength of the alliance in thie south. (nu tio the other hand, thie southern alliance mnon, un under the plea of having acted as individ- un aole, ass'rt that they have not altered the position they have hold from away back, ,Late to-nighlt the conference comrmittee selected July 4 as the date for the convon tion, the heleotion of the place being left to oa subr-committee of ten, to be appointed by STaubeneck, of Illinois. The Trans-Mislsiappi Congress. NEW ORlEANt, Feb. 24.-There wai a large attendance at the second day's see lion of the trans-Mississippi congress, Gov, Prince, of lew Mexico, presiding. A large 3 number of resolutions on a great variety of subIJcts Wore introduced by different dale. aotes and referred to commitceos. Gov. Hubbard, of Texas. and others, delivered addresses on the subject of water-ways and needed improvements. Hon. Warner. Mil ler, of New York, president of the Nicaragua Canal company, delivered all interesting address on the progress of the canal. He dwelt on its importance; said the commerce of the world demanded its construction; the only question of importance now is whether it should be done by American capital, under American auspices and con trol, or whether it should be compelled to seek European capital for its completion; 1 for with the example of the Suez canal, f there is no doubt that private enterprise will come forward and carry the undertak ing to a suoccessful conclusion. Hon. J. L. ''orrey, of St. Louis, spoke on the subject of his bankruptcy bill. WILLIAM IN A BAD HUMOIR. lThe "Nagginlg Persecution" of Critics An Inoys Him Very Much. BER3IN, Feb. 24.-At a banquet given in SBrandenburg, at which the emperor was the guest of honor, his majesty made an address, in the course of which he blamed the critios of the government as enemies of the state.' He urged all who loved the fatherland to follow him on the Oourse he had entered. He continued: !"Unfortun ately it has now become the fashion to crit iclse and nag at every step taken by the government. I'he public peace is disturbed on the most insignificant grounds. The enjoyment of life, shared by the whole German fatherland, is enven omed. As a result of this nagging persecution many persons seem imbued with the idea that our country is the most unhappy and worst governed in the world, and that life in such a country is a perfect plaoue. That this is not the case, we of course, are well aware; but would it not be better if discoptented persons were to shake the dust of Germany from off their feet. We live in a state of transition. Germany is gradually emerging from infancy. She is now about to enter the period of youth. It would be well, therefore, if we freed our selves from infant maladies. We live in exciting days, but quieter days are in store, since our people, now uniting undeterred by the utterances of voices abroad, are putting their trust in God and in the loyal solicitous effoits of their hereditary ruler. "'Firm confidence in the sympathies ac corded your work and mine inspire con tinually with fresh strength to continue in the task and advace in the patht heaven has pointed out to me. I am impressed with the feeling that whatever occurred in the past is due to the hand of our Supreme Lord on high. I am firmly convinced that He who was our alley at Rosasbach and Donneweitz, will not now leave me in the lurch. We still have a great destiny before us and I am leading you to glorious days." The~ ~ peror'e reply to thetattacks upon the, policy'of. the government was "My course is the right one and it will be prose cuted to the utmost." The Freisinuige Zeitung comments se verely on the speech, and says Germany no longer needs absolutism, but a constitu tional government. The New Cabinet. PAnIs, Feb. 24.--Rouvior, minister of finance in the cabinet that resigned last week, has undertaken to form a now min istry. Before accepting the task louvier stipulated that he should be permitted to dissolve the chambers, and have a fresh election, if he deemed such a course neces sary. It is understood that iBurdeau will be minister of public instruction and fine arts; ltaynal, minister of marine; Felix Faure, minister of public works, and Rou bet, minister of justice. Constans will serve as minister of public worship, in ad dition to holding his old office of minister of the interior, De Freycinet will remain, it is said, as minister of war: Rouvier, min ister of finance; Ribot, minister of com merce, and Develle, minister of agricul ture. A Factorv Horror. LONDONi Feb. 24.-A frightful accident occurred at Clockheaton, in Yorkshire, to day. A massive chimney at a flannel fac tory collapsed and fell on the roof, crush ing in the building. The horror of the scene was soon augmented by the breaking out of lire in which numbers of imprisoned victims were burned. The number already taken out includes eight killed and many badly injured. Five of those in the build ing at the time of the disaster are still missing. Men have been engaged for a week .east in repairing the chimney and it is reported the disaster was caused by the Injudicious removal of bricks. Norway and Sweden. CrutsTrIANA, Feb. 24.-The government proposes to make a motion in the storthing for the creation of an independent Norwe- I gian foreign office. The king has decided that the question must be referred to a state ý counoil composed of Swedes and Norwe-. t glans, as the foreign relations of the king dom are of common inteest to both Swe den and Norway. If the king persists in his attitude the ministry will resign. t Ih Negligee Attire. C.sNs:s, Feb. 2.-The statemeint of Mrs. t )eacoin that Abelle was only paying her a friendly visit on the night of the tragedy was disproved at the judicial inquiry to day. Hier paid and the secretary of the the hotel testified tlat she was undressed at the time. and there were other indica lions of improprietioes. IForeigne Filasih,'s. Senor Espinosa has been appointed Ar- p online mmnnto r of foreign safifairs, GeI. i L'erez. minister of war and Snor ianzs, minister of tile interio;. An olioial telegram from Guatemala d alye: T'l roerollion is ended. . Gen. Enri uez, Col. Eririqez anid twenty others have u sell shot and peace is assured, The Vienna corresrpondent of thie London ru imes says negotiations for the establishl lont of reciprocity relations are about to i comrmenced between Austria and thei mited States. t The discussion lconcniic g thie illnvestiture i i the new khledive of :gyvpt hna beeni ,rmouht to all end bIy tie surtta, who de iuted a marisrhal to convey the llrman of in estituro to the khediv'e. i Ni iloniy lo' Iiistinct FPtlotins. LI.OlrN, Nob., Feb. 2h.-.Williaim Iyman. reansrer, alnd Johu t '. Sutton, secretary f f tile Irish Natioinal league of America. d) ot endtlure thie views sxp: rsselid liy presi- ril sit O.taunou ill hii ntddress yestelday. tH heir inrnies were signed to the doculuIint wI r good faith by Prieeitent (Gannuin ocu rd- j. g toI old preced'ebntsi, ibut ill justice to sr Iemrselves they regrets to be tobliged pub- Ii cly to dissent froi thie prusidenit's views, ou Sthey ido not believe in raising funds for th istinct faetionrs oft what ought to be a it ilted body. They think tie genersl alo- so Iln wil force uiiion, and louney rniseud I uiht to be used for the support of a thor- th ughly united party. se PRESIDENTIIAL OUESTIONS to by They Are the Ones Most Talked ol at the Federal Capital °Just Now. of Congressman Springer Thinks le- That Mr. Cleveland Has Been id Ruled Out. rid il SThlle Candidate Should Come From Some e OtherState-Palmer's Name Mentioned In That Uonnection. n- WASINGTON, Feb. 24.-TIhe presidential to question still continues the topic of discus sion at the national capital, and various se opinions are expressed as to the effect that k- the final declaration of the Albany conven L. tion for Hill will have. Chairman at Springer, of the ways and means commit tee, who generally has been considered heretofore an ardent supporter of Cleve land, thinks now that the action of the a- Albany convention practically rules the ox president out of the race. In an interview in to-day Springer said: "It would be folly as for the other states to insist unoon Cleve an land's nomination when his own state has ed unanimously declared for another. II of Cleveland's name is to be presented to the he national democratic convention it must be he presented by his own state. I have always n. been a great admirer of Cleveland, it and still retain much confi be donce in his ability and his rd devotion to the principles of the demo b cratic party. Those friends of his in New 1- York who propose to hold another conven Ig tion and send another set of delegates to id the national convention are doing him a great injustice. The democratic party is ot earnestly endekvoring to reinstate itself in f power. This can only be by united and de se termined action. Bolters will find no favor e with the democratic masses." Springer further said that in view of the is dissensions in the state of New York it may It be found necessary for the democracy of the other states to select a presidential n candidate elsewhere. In this event the d democracy of Illinois will undoubtedly pre re sent the name of John M. Palmer. r. IN HOUSE AND SENATE. . The Eight-four Lawr to Be Investigated The Carlisle School. h WASHINaorN, Feb. 24.-In the house re Speaker Crisp called that body to order to 5 day. A resolution was adopted directing d the committee to investigate whether a i continuance of the eight-hour law and its e enforcement is desirable; by what methods and to what extent the law has been n evaded; whether amendments are required ',to provtde for a uractical en forcement of the law: whetlier any convict labor is being used by the United States or any contractor or sub-contractor in the 0 construction or repair of public works; whether the product of convict labor is be ing furnished to any department of tue government. The house then went into committee of the whole on the Indian ap- i propriation bill. Smith (Ariz.) offered an amendment to the clause appropropriating it $40.000 for the purpose of irrigating the Indian reservation by providing that, this ,r sum be deducted from the appropriations made for tihe support of the I h Indian schools situated east of the Missouri river. . lie rdforred to what he characterized as the scurrilous attack made upon certain members because e they deemed it ploper to criticise the Car X lisle school. It had been stated in the attack that these members were under Catholic influence. He was not by nanme alluded to, but he was opposed to this r system of education without ever having heard a word from such sources. He op iosod the system of education of Indians because he he knew the system was a failure. He withdrew the amendment for the pres ent. Pendleton (W. Va.). whose name was mentioned in Superintendent Pratt's inter view, declared that he never had been ap proached, directly or indirectly, by hint or inuendo, by any Catholic, to induce him to criticise the Carlisle school. lie criticised the school because he believed it proper to do so. After disposingl of forty-six of the i sixty pages of the bill the committee rose. S Tie senate armendnrert to the census deo I ficiency bill was nonoonourred in and a conference commuittee ordered. The senate has passed the bill to protect foreoin exhibitors at the World's fair from I prosecution for exhibiting wares protected by American patents and trade marks. A resolution was g- eed to crll on the presi dent for information as to tile late proceed ings to arrange for reciprocal trade with Canada. The senate thein proceeded to the consideration of the Idaho contested elec tion case and was addressed by Stewart in favor of the claim of Clagnett. Stowart suspended his remarks at 3:10 to allow the president's special message on the C(olum bian exposition to be laid before the son ate. It was referred to the quadro-cen teunnial committee. At the close of his 1 sreech Stewart offered a resolution that r Claggett have leave to occupy ar seat on the floor of tire senate pending discussion of the report and have leavo to speak to the merits of lhia claim to a seat. Laid over until to-morrow. ''rurpie address.ed the senate itn slppeort of thie mnajority report 1 that i)ubois is entitled to the eaut. A SPECIAL 1 iE. AI-.-ilI Ou thie Subject of the Worhl'a Fair- No Jltoo.(rInl itndr trii ii Wasrnli'tor,-, Feb. 2l.-The president to day sent to congrcss a nuessage transmit-. t ting the report of the World's Columbiran coimmissior n l regarrd to work acolu plished, anid thie need of five or eight mril lion dollars muore to further it. The moes- c sago transrlris autnual oreports of the presi- p dent of the national comrisusio,. the board y of lady lalnaseers, aund the bolard in ciarge It of governnment exhibits. 'I he president u erays tile infIorlratior ,furnished by tlrhese t rerports s to thie prorres of thie work is ii not only sartisfactory, but highly srratifyinr.. 'lhe Illinois clrrrorrionro fully couprlied with the condition of law that ~lL0,(00I000 shoulld be provided, and tile goverrnment oonrniSsion, repo: Lut that thie rrourids and Ibuildings will be the most oxtensive, ade- r quati and ornate ever devoted to sueh pur- c poses, llegar-ling thie $5.)00,td0t additionral t imaturlhri tim 1rrrr ent e!lnr y!s it was fE Urst i troposed to ask of congress a lon of that i imonit, but subsequently the Illinois cor- u porntion doteormiued to ask it subscription l of $5,ttlUtK)lI, rand the supplementtary report of tile inational columiesiton aeoems to ap prove this inaended propositiou. "I have not myself," stays Preqident lHar rison, "that detailed infirmUatioP as to the inancrrial inecessities of the enterpriie which would enable sir to foril an independent 1 judgmenr t of ti adIditional IIamount nioes sere, and ant not. therefore, plepared to N iranks any spaoific rcolusmendation on the r subject. 't'h etxpositior, notwithstanrding the limitatirons which the act contains, is a ian enterprise to whlicih the iUnited States is t Ho far conimlitted tihat congrems ought not, e I think, withiholh just and roeasinable fur- a ther support if thie local corporation con- F sents to proper conditions. Liberality on n Sthe part of the United States is due to the foroign nations that have responded in friendly way to the invitation of this gov ernment to participate in the exposition, and, will, I am sure, meet the approval of our people. The exposition will be one of tit most illustrious incidents in our civil )f history." The annual report of President Palmer, of the national comnmisslon, speaks of sat infactory advancement in every department of work and of assured success. Of the board of lady managers the report says its achievements already vindicate the pro priety of its creation and leave no room for doubt that it will be the means of enlarg Ing the influence and usefulness of the women of all participating nations. The commission recommends that provision bhe made for necessary current expenses and asks an appropriation to pay awards. President Palmer says, in closing, that the e appeal of the Illinois corporation to con gross for aid is entitled to special consider ation. i)eonoeratli Cancans Called, 11 WAanirGTON, Feb. 24.-- Representative Holman, chairman of the democratic can cs nue committee of the house, has issued a it call for a caucus of the demooratic repre sentatives to-morrow evening, at which the s" ilver question and the advisability of pass n ing the free coinage bill before the general i- election will be the subjects of considera d lion. to Capital Notes. 'IThe treasury department Wednesday Ipurchased 430,000 ounces of silver at from .'J110 to .91371, Mrs. Harrison was re-elected president of - the Hociety of the Daughters of the Ameri ts can tevolution. It The president has appointed the follow I ing cadets at large to the United States Ie naval academy: Paul E. Toesig, John T. If. Terry, Frank E. IRidely and Richard J. ' Oglesby, Jr. S IIRiEE (GLADIATORS. Fitzsilmmons, Needham and lRyan In Their w Training f(uarters. BAY HT. Louis, Feb. 24.-The work at 0 the quarters goes on in a lively manner and a all hands assist to keep things in shape so e that Fitz may have everything he needs Sand the best of attention. Carroll under stands his nature better than any other r living man, and if possible he never per mits Fitz even to think of anything un e pleasant. He wants him to have a ' good appetite and always to sleen soundly., f and without a care. This forenoon he did I some brisk sprinting on the road, and long and short jumping, after dinner he boxed the ball and sparred Johnnie Van Heest and the big heavy-weight five pounds each. Van Heest is at the quarters and will remain until the benefit for Carroll before the Olympic. Large crowds visit Fitz daily, and the people who see him at work think him invincible. President Cooper, of the Metropolitan, Louis C. Grevenig, of the fighting commit tee, Prof. Bill Clark, and other experts in physical culture, yesterday evening took in Danny Needham at Weiman's, in Carroll ton, where theCalifornian is in training for his meeting with Tommy Ryan. Danny was found at work beating a tattoo on the ceil I ing with the punching bag, which he man ipulates with astonishing cl-verness wit.t 1hands and elbows. Mike Conley, who is do ing Danny's training, held thewatch on him and keps him going like i streak of lightning for five three-minute rounds. "Just the same." "as if he was " 'unching the bag." continued Conley, "is a pastime with him. You ought to drop around in the morning and see him spading and pil ing dirt on the levee." Weiman says Needhamn is a valuable boarder, as he chops all the wood, while Conley keeps house just like a real landlord. Needham is just half a pound over weight, and says he will keep there until it has to be taken off. lRyan was also seen at his quarters on Canal street, near the cemeteries. It will probably be interesting to many to know his particular manner of training, because it is somewhat different from the general run of boxers. At five o'clock he gets out of bed, and eats a quantity of calf foot jolly with sherry wine, then exercises with the dumb bells. After this, breakfast, and then a good game of football. When perspiring very freely he done the sweaters and is oil to the racetrack, run uing four miles, the last mile being very fast. After this he comes home and jumps the rope from 500 to 1,000 times still with his heavy sweaters on. He rolls him self in heavy blankets three or four min utes, then takes a shower or plunge bath. After this ii over he is rubbed thoroughly with alcohol for twenty minutes, and again takes his calf's foot jelly and wine, uses the dumb-bells or Indian clubs, and rests a few minutes before taking dinner, which gen erally consists of chicken, green peas, rice pudding, custard, with beef tea or a bottle of ale. After this he sleeps an hour, then goes to the Young Men's gym nnsium and boxes with Jack Burke or George Siddons from ten to twenty rounds, with heavy sweaters on. After this he lights the bag for about ton three-minute rounds, and is theno granted the privilege of again jumping the rope from 1,000 to 2,000 times. When this is ended he is again rubbed until perfectly dry, and by the time this operation is finished it is about supper A Count Willing to Marry. I'rr~rTIuoiG, Feb. 24.--A man about 35 years of age registered at the St. James to day as Bishop W. Turenen, of Philadel thin. To a reporter he stated that he was endeavoring to get married. lHe said he was a native of Finland and a count. He Ihrd been in Amnerica eight years, part of which time he attended ar eastern college, aind laIter was pastor of a Lutheran churoh in California. le would pofer to marry ilto acither the Larrlson or Wanamaker famiilius, and had telegraphled Miss Wana makier nud written her father. He had proposed to Iloreuce Blythe, of California, but insteandl of gutting an ainswerr tile Ger man cousul rmade hiro apologize under pen alty of arrest. Ie saeid he was going to college at Greenouville to study preparatory to carry on Finnish missionary work. A Thrifty E.letrln.hll. (UIictiro, Feb. 24.-A bill was filed in the superior court to-day in which sensational charges rte madle agiainst the city electric lan, who is also chief of the electrical de partmenrt of the World's fair. 'lho charges llego that hie has puricLased a large amlount of electrical supplies for the city at exorbi tant prices from the coinpanles in which he is Interested. nBarrett denies the charge. lMale Very Fast Talle. Newv Yons, Feb. 24.-lThe passage of the s~teamer Majestia which arrived to-day is, relativeto distance, the fastest ever re corded. She carme2,il5r miles in five days twenty hours twenty-two minutes. 'This would have made hler t!rne on the short routo five days fifteen hours fifty-iiVfour min utes, the fastest ever rlade. ifor average speed this trip was t.4t1 knotes per hour. SI'ARKS FROM '11HE WIRES. Leon Talbott, rif laltim.ore, a fireman, was burned to death by a fir in Cohen lroe.' Loss, $r),O00. J. W. (Collins, president of the California Nrtional batk, of Han Diego, is under ar rest, charged with embezzlement. The criminal court at Memphis wae again crowded by people to hear the con tinuation of thle proceedings in ashe bhabeaa corpus case of Miss Johnson, alleged sots- sory of Miss Mitchell in the murder of Freda Ward. After the examination of a number of witnesses the court adonaeron.