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VOL. XXXII.I-NO. 10 HELENA. MONTANA, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 83 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS ANS & ---L-KEIN. AT AN OLD tavern kept by Robert Death more than a century ago, the Merry Undertakers held high carnival on the third of March. They thus literally knocked at Death's door, until death knocked at Death's door and carried off the jovial tavern keeper. The undertakers followed death's example and carried off their host. 1. I Blouse Waists for Children, Misses and Ladies. Black Sateen and Assorted Patterns. ANS & 5 --LEIN. OTHER THAN HARRISON, the Antis Casting About for Favor ite Sons to Be Brought Forward. Movement Being Organized to Spring Unole Jerry on the Big Convention. Annoyed That Blair Should Enter the Ring-Will nlhylne Throw His Fol lowing Against Harrison ? WASHINGTON. March 2.-Jerry Rusk for president is the latest thing in the political line in Washington. Uncle Jerry does not know it and has not been even consulted, but a number of republican senators are eager to defeat Harrison's renomination. They have agreed to take up the farmer statesman from Wisconsin at the proper time and nominate him if they can swing enough votes to do it. Their arguments are that Rusk is popular with the farmers and therefore would be a great vote getter; that he has a good I'ecord as a soldier; that he has experience enough in public affairs to show that he is a man of ability and ca pacity. It is argued that Jerry, if put for ward in the convention, would weaken Har rison where Harrison is supposed to be the strongest, in the west and south. If these republican senators succeed in bringing enough anti-Harrison republicans into line for Rusk it is probable a break will be ar ranged for him in the convention, Ever since Mr. Blaine's declination, President Harrison has been resting se renely confident of his own renomination, but in the past few days he has been rude ly awakened to the dangers which sur rounds the situation. This is the inside reason why he has sought seclusion at Vir ginia beach, whore be cannot well be in truded upon, bht where he can meditate on his plan of campaign and take counsel of his immediate advisers and friends. The strangest part of all is the fact that he is annoyed at the announced candidacy of ex-Senator Blair, of New Hampshire, who, while he cannot probably control a single vote outside his own state , ill be, never theless, able.to detract that much from the vote in the convention upon which Mr. Harrison has absolutely relied. At the outset President Harrison was disposed to treat Mr. Blair's candidacy as a huge joke, but now be appreciates that the "favorite son" idea will bring Messrs. Blair, McKinley. Alger, Cullom and Allison into the field, and it plays havoc with his calculations and leaves the road open for a "dark horse." This complication is further intensified by the suspicion that Mr. Blaine's letter is what ex-Speaker Tom Reed de clares it to be, "Evasive and indefinite," and that it is quite within the probabilities that the plumed knight at theeleventh hour will transfer his allegiance to some other candidate. In the House. WASHINGTON, March 2.-In the house the speaker laid before that body a communi cation fiom the acting secretary of the treasury giving information relative to thi importation of salt and in cegard to immi eration, and they were snpropriately re ferred. The house then went into com. mittee of the whole on the District of Co. lumbia appropriation bill. Hempchill pro. losed anll amendment reducing the eleven or twelve thousand dollar salary which the recorder of deeds of the District of Colum bia receives in the way of fees, to a fixed salary of $3.000 per annum, all fees to be turned into the public treasuly after neces sery deductions for clerk hire. This pro voked considerable debate but was finally adouted. 'l he present register of deeds it ex-United States tenator Bruce. of Miss. issippi. During the day Sayers (Tex.), secured permission to hatvo printed in the record e table showing the appropriations made for public buildings now being erected, the amount of money on hand, and the amount required to furnish them. Lumber BIarons 1)Deandl Tribute. WAsuINGTON, MerabI 2.-The committee on resolutions of tile lumbermen's con vention reported a petition to congress set ting forth that the lumber industry of the United Sttats is the largest single mano facturing industry of the country, repre senting an investmentof capital of not lest than $'750,000.(000. and furnishing a liveli hood to at least 3,000.000 of people. It calls attention to the fact that all official statistics heretofore published have simply comprehendled the manufacture of lumber by milling establishments only. the cutting of trees and transpoctation of mills never having been included. By the Brvan bill it.is proposed to improve the favorable conditions under which the Canadian man ufacturer is enabled to competo with Anmer icans in the markets of the world. Earnest protest against renmoval of the present duty is made. T'lice convention approved a tariff of $2 pIer 1,000 feet. Gueessint on the Iesult. WAsHINGTON,, March 2.-Th'l'e Herald's Washington correspondent has been proe paring a table showing the presidential preferences of delegations to the national convention. The compilation is made on a basis of 900 delegates. T'Ihe correspond ent classifies 285 for Cleveland and the mlost of tile remainder for some western manc. Cleveland, he says, seems to be the choice of California, Connecticut, Datla ware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hanmp shire, Ohio, Rhode Island, Souetih Dakot, Vermout, Virginia, Washington, \Vest Virginia anid Wisconsin. ]Hill is said to be the chcee of Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Mlississilppi, Now Jersey, New York, l'ennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. The Yellowstone Park. W anincnTon, March 2.--Representative Mclte i Ark.) introduced ai resolution to day. whily, if favorably noted upon by tihe rules committee, will result in an investi gation of the manaccgeoment of the Yellow stone National tarl, ancd the frequent charges that have beeni made against hotel and htat.e coach abuses ill this grent gov. erumnet reservation will be inquired into in detail. Caplltal Notes. Thie senate will vote on the Idaho con tested electiot c'ase 'ihutrday. The luntbernlecl's convention asks con grees to put c tax of $2 per thousacnd feet on lumber. Secretary .sk unrvoe the immediate ap propriiation o, $150,00(0 to execute tihe meat inspection law. Claims nggrietgntailg $2,t05,0X00 have been filed aainst tile Chillan government by lBaltimore sailors. Mr. Mills is counllned to his room with oryslplnas. hle will be absuut frout con guess severral days. The pulchlason of silver by the treasury departluout Tuesday amounted to :148,000 ounces at prices ranging fromn .U. to .0915. IBASEBALL M A'TiTElIlS. New Hules Adopted by the JLeague Meeting Ing In New York-- raftiug Players. New YoTl, Feb. 2.-The National lasne ball league this afternoon adopted the re port of the committee on national agree ment. The price for drafted players from minor leagues was settled as announced last night. The Western association agreed to do away with two objectionable rdles, via: Compelling players to purchase their own uniforms, and charging them 50 cents per day when on a trip. The com umittee on rules then made its report. There was quite a contest over the proposed change from four balls entitling a bats man to hast bnase to three balls, and it was finally beaten. A number of playing rules were then adopted; among them one that the playes a' bench be twenty feet back frome the base lines. If a team resortstodilntory practice for the purpose of having the game called on account of rain or darkness, the umpire, shall forfeit the game to the other club. If the ball strikes a fence less than 230 feet from home plate the batsman shall be en titled to only two bases. Not more than two coaches shall be allowed at any time. If the base runner advances -a base on a fly out, or gains two bases on a single base hit, or an in.field out, or attempted out, he shall be c;edited with a stolen base, pro vided there is a possible chance and a pal pable effort made to retire hiim. Rule fifty-three was amended to read: "The umpire shall be sole and absolute judge of play. No person shall be allowed to question his decision, and no player shall leave his position to approach the umpire, except only the captain, and he only to show the playing rules. No man ager or officer shall go on the field under penalty of forfeiture of the game." A num ber of additions were made to the rules. ROLLING MOUNTAIN HIGH. No Abatement in the Fury of the Storm Off Jersey. NEW YORK, March 2.--No sailing vessels of any description arrived in port this morning, and only a few of. the extensive fleet of belated steamships came in. The storm is still raging along the New Jersey coast, and much damage has been done to the benches and grounds of cottagers which extend along the coast between Highlands and Long Branch, as well as further south. At Seabright much damage was done to property along the beach. Many cottages are in danger. The track of the New Jersey Southern road is partly covered. The surf house at Long Branch is badly undermined. At Galilee, Mon mouth Beach, and Seabright, the sea has broken across the peninsula aud formed connection with the Shrewsbury river on the other side. Gas mains were broken, and candles and lamps had to be used. At Asbury Park the beach was badly torn up and there is little left of the big pavilion floor. At Ocean Grove the beach line is considerably al tered. At Point Pleasant the majority of the bath houses were carried away and the observatory of Bloomfield Theological seminary wrecked. Lowlands are flooded at Atlantic City. At Cape May the new portion of the bench drive. built last sum auer, was washed through to the meadow. Fifteen Persons Iejured. PA.ir.eisnrUao, W. Va., March 2.-The west bound Baltimore & Ohio limited was wrecked near Clarksburg, this state, this morning. The axle of a driving wheel broke, throwing the train against a stone embankment. The mail, bargage and two passencer cars were completely wrecked. Fifteen people were injured, two probably fatally. Among the injured are: G. W. Gerville and wife. Harnk Welcome,, IH. L. Marshall, G. W. Sherman. Mrs. Sherman, and six children. All parties reside in the east. Attributed to Senator Lill. NEW YORK, March 2.-A Washington cor respondent telegraphs an interview with Senator Hill on the silver question. lHe was asked if he knew what would I. the policy of the democrats regarding it. He nnsweted: "I am a new senator, and have not been able to discover that the domeo orats have a policy about anything." When rsked if he would vote for theo tie silver bill if it should come before the son ate, he said he would not c;oss that bridge until he came to it. leh MoIIlilo Gibsoln. DENVER, March 3.--'h Mollie Gibson will distribute dividends of $328;,000 among the stockholders, the record for March. It is estimated that the April dividends will amounn to $400,000. This is the greatest dividend ever paid in one month by any eilver mine in the world. Besides these immense dividends the company has a re serve fund of $850,000 ISPARKS FROM TIlE WIRES. Charter elections were held in niany cities and towns in New York Tuesday. The re turns show large republican gains. Charles W. Avers, a prominent business man of Detroit, was fatally shot by his wife. The couple had not lived happily for a long time. iThe Western Reserve university of Ohio has received ;50,000 from John Woods, of Cleveland, for a woman's college, the gift being a memorial to his wife. Edward Norestronm, employed in the Na tional rolling mills at Mecleesport, Pa., was drawn through the rollers Wednesday norning and crushed to death. Slye, the Glondale train robbr. was taken to tho Miksouri noenitentia: \Vednesdav. ly good behavior lie canshorton his twenty years' sentence to lifteen years. William Seholdrol' was killed and five persons seriously injured at Chicago, Wednosday afternoon, by a gasoline ex plosion in it dye house at 701 West Madison etreet. At a meeting of the directors of the Chi cago t Nortlhwestern road this morning i a dividend of one and three-fourths per cent on preferred stock was declared, payable Mlnrch 21. Tuesday afternoon Briggs Caldwell, of 3cottaville. Ky., shot and killed Fount Jus tice and Chii lesa Hancek,. Caldwell and Justice worn brothers-in-hlw between whomi an old grudge existed. A falbulous rich strike of gold has been made in the 11 umbug district. Arizona, and miiters a e flocking in there by hun dieds. The ore is free milling and runs from $600 to $800 per ton. Elmil Ames, the comedian, was found dead in his bed at the lBennett house, Chi rg-o. le lihad been anl invalid for years. I eatll was due to chloroform, but whllthur le colunittetl suicide or not is uinknown. Jay (Gluhl's ptivate car arrived in St. Louis Tl'usdtiy eveningl over the t'tnnsyl vllliuin and started for Texas nit onre on a Sp.vinl train over the Iron Mlohutnin road. ettlher Gould nor his doctor could be soon. At Fayette Co(ugrer, llardoeunn county, I'clnl., where the dbmlioorcitin p; itmury wits in progress, Tonu I togers and ilis, father vere shollt iland killed in it row bi Si am lunter. 'IThe mturdeerr has not beeli capt uretl. As a result of Judge Taylor's older that '.esidienit Filinzel turn over tll the prop erty oif thie Street ('inr conpiltny to Ito ceiver Steol, ill the strikers r-tuirned to work and cars are runlnintig It usual lat In lienapolis. At Ingersoll. Telx., fourteen mlilos west of ''exlrklnia, ])eputy hherifl' Notoles was shut and iustantly killed lby J. T. Monis, whoun Nottle tattemplted to place under iar rest. k posse is in pursuit of thu tur dorer, who escaped. INVINCIBLE FITZ. The Tall Australian Fights Maher to a Standstill in Twelve Rounds. They Come Together Like Two Cyclones at the Very First Clash. Tersific Fighting Results in a Knock-Down for Each, Both Being Groggy. Though Outgeneraled at All Points Maher Makes Fitz Run Sev eral Times. But tile Pace WVas Toon Fast for the Irish Boy and He Quilt With the Twelfth. NEW OnrIEANS, March 2.-The much talked of Fitzsimmons-Maher match is over and Fitz is winner, the Irishman hav ing given up the fight after twelve rounds, a badly punished man. To-night the en tertainment at the Olympic club was one of the greatest pugilistic exhibitions ever occurring in one club on the same night. Frank Blavin and Felix Vaquelin, Charley aMitchell and Arthur Upham, and Peter Maher, champion of Ireland, and Robert Fitzsimmons, middleweight champion of the world, were the attractions. Prof. John Duffy was selected referee. Fully 5,000 persons were present and it was a magnificent gathering. There were sport ing men from England, Ireland and from every corner of the United States. Chi cago and New York had between them fully 500 delegates. New Orleans supplied its leading business and professional men of course. The Fitzsimmons-Maher fight was the event of a day being devoted to prize fighters to the exclusion even of interest mn the carnival. Fitzsimmons came in on an early train this morning, his fine condition being apparent to every one who sew him. He refrained from talking about the fight. Fitzsimmons is over six feet tall, and when he trained for Dempsevand got down to 154 pounds he was so thin he seemed liable to break into pieces. 'Ihis time, however, without any weight limit, he has trained up instead of down, and grown as stout as a man of his build can be imag imed to be. His broad shoulders and chest aramitesed with muscles and his long arms r'TTZSIMMONS. and legs have actually graceful lines to them. His face, too, is round and rosy. He weighed to-night very near 170 ponuds, After he walked and talked through the crowd in the morning his friends obtained rqnewed confidence, and many bets were placed on hin at even monoe. In the Paris mutuals a majority of the bets issued bore the name of Fitzsimmons. Maher was also in great form. Although not as tall as Fitzsimmons he looked stronger. His chest and shoulders. ea specially the latter, were of t:ue heavy weight proportions, and driving power was imposed all over them. His arms, al though long, were heavily musecied and big and broad of bone. From the way the Irishman spoke and acted during the day he was very contident, althour.th not in happy mood. There is a good deal of dis content in his disposition, and it cropped out continually. He thought Slavin and Mitchell and all the big pugilists were anxious to have him whipped, despite their sweet words to the contrary. On: thing made him fool badly. He objected etroueu ously to lighting on A hi Wednlesday, arn used every eflfort to secure some other date, but without success. Thes superatition seized Fitzsimons, and he alsoan professed annoyance this evening because he fo:got to go to church this morning. Many big bets were nmade this afternoon. The Garfield track syudicate of Chicago, including Yarnell. Candon and others, placed upwards of $12,.000 on Fitzsimmons; George Clarke, of Chicago, put $1;,000 on Fitzsimmnns: Jerry l)aly, $2,t00; I). H. Ormasby, $3,5(), also on Fitzsitlutons. On Mahor. Charloy Johnson Ilaced $4,200): J tin Adams, of New York, $8,800t: Billy Madden and Steve Brodie. , $,(10 iach. Charley Mitchell and Arthur Uiham, who were to box four rounds, entered the ring at 8:20 p. In. Ulpharm looked very pale iand Mitchell made it holy show of him inl the filet lound, his superiority beint, vorv ovi dtiut. Uphamnt was very weak as be canto up for the second round and the bout was all in Mitchell's favor. Slavin antd Vaquelin now took their places for a four-round bout. 'nquelin prIo'stied a splendid physique, but was atbout ais pale as Upham. Slavin's superi ority to hiis otpponent wans Inot et) creOat asl that of Mitchell over U:pham. 'Ihey gave nu inteelosting exhibition, and Slavwin' cleverness was tmuch admiriled. Itiprove wult in Vaquolin since he has been train ing with Fitz wis at once lmarked. ['hoe bout wais i vigoloua punchlilg match thro ughout. lThein Slavin and Mitchell had a sot-to. Tl'he iret rounld was arked by it vigorous exchanlllge of blows, and tile seconitd )one wits lively. In the fourth and nlast both mnli Sappared cautions, but lwhen they uot warmtted up rapedtl etlh othtl's tlaces and stiomach in ii way that dehlighted the an dience, and Mitchell looked soniwthat vexed when the referee separated the u till I silet thea away. ''hon came the evet of the night. A lihrt tilme before the nlll apIlared, nilt As osintled press represletattive called onil thea. Maher said Ihe weighed 17ht pounds land felt Ill splendid conditioll. Fltzsi inone appeared in uocerb condition, but would not talk about the fight. The men ntered the ring at nine o'clock. Mahor was d egaed in black trousers, black stock ings and black shoer. Billy Madden and Jack Fallon were hll seconds. Fitz on tLred a moment later, wearing it scarlet breaeoh cloth, with black fllghting shoes and black stockings. The offnicial weights were announced;l Fitainionns, 15; Maher, 178. Time was called at 9:1;5. ,first round. Fitzsihlmons opened the ball by feinting at Mahor. 'IThe latter made two left leads for the face, Fitz coun terlnR on the eve. Maher led with his left and missed, then Fitz jabbed his left into Maher's nose, following it with a knock down blow with a right under the jaw, again landing his left oi the nose. O(e getting. up Maher received staggering right and left blown, but its time was cslled, knocked Fitz down. It was a te.rrible round, both men beIirn carried to the cor niers, Maler bleeding at tile iouth. sHecord. Biotlh mlon wer lcautio)us and missed face blows. Maber landed a hravy left on the body end a right on the ribs. Pith landed a heavy left on the ear, then jabbed his left into Maher's bloody runrth. After several blows were exchanged, MR her landed Ia heavy on rllon the oar and Fitz ran away. Then severln blows were ex changed, ,it,,jabbiuu his left relpeatedly into his opponuelt's ilouth. IBoth men finally went to their corners vo: y weak. Third. Fitz, landed on tllh nose, Maher missing a left drive. 'then both ax changed severe blows, Fitz dodging several drives, countering with left and right on his opponent's nose. Maher also staggered as time was called. Fourth. Malhr was still bleeding from the mouth and Fitz aimed for the bloody spot, striking the nose instead and alvoid - ing a severe blow aimed at his body. Sev eral blows on nose and head were ex changed. Mater linded a heavy heart punch with his right, receiving in return a stallggerer on the sore nlmouth from lltz's left. Maher landed a good left upue:--ct, but received a few more severe ones on the mouth. '1 he round closed in Fitz's favor, Maher presenting the sight of a badly used-up man. Fifth. After' sparring for a few moments heavy lefts were exchanged and Maher lanned a heavy right heart punch, receiving in return right and left on the Imoulth. After an exchange of heavy lefts Maher stageered Fitz with a left on the jaw and was trying it again when time was called. Fitz staggered in going to his corner. Sixth. Maher tried with his left, and Fitz ran away, afterwards receiving a left uppercut as he ran away a second time, In ducking to avoid punishment lie again re ceived a left uppercut. Fitz played contin ually for his opponent's bloody mouth, fre quently pushing the latter's head back with a straight left. After staggering MIaher with a heavy right on the jaw, Fitz was in turn staggered by a left on his own jaw, time being called just as a heavy left drive landed on Maher's nose. Meventh. Fitz landed a left in the stom ach and both exchange:d ldts on the head. Maher flung his right lightly in his oppo nent's ribs. Fitz ducked and pulled him self out of a tight corner, receiving a heavy pivot blow. Fitz gave Maher two heavy lefts in the mouth, receiving one on the jaw in return. Time was called as another left struck Maher's sore month. Eighth. Clever dodging by Fitz pre vented Maher landing several severe blows, who landed lightly oil the stomayh with his left, receiving right and left on the head. The men clinched. Fitz dashe.l his left repeatedly into Maher's mollth, nearly knocking him down with a left on the nose. A repetition ot the blow was avoided by Maher's clever duck, both landing heavy letts on the nose as tome was called. Maher wis very weak as he went to his corlner. Ninth. Maher landed a weak blow with his right, receiving a heavy left on the nose. A right upper-cut on the ribs made Fitz grunt audibly. 3lahor wasted a great deal of strength by tissilng frequent blows. Fitz was very happy during the round, chatting and laughing with his opponent between his blows on Maher's sore mouth. The round closed with Fitzsimmons look ing really like a winner. Tenth. After missing with his right and left Maher landed a heavy right ou the jaw, eoeiving a left on the nose, followed by one on the mouth. Several blows on the body were exchanged, but Fitzsimnmons' objective point, Maller's sore mouth, suf fered from two blows and began to bleed profusely as time was called. Eleventh. Fi]tz landend it light left, avoiding MaiheIs right in return. Both exchlanged a few light blows, Fitz avoiding two right swings at his stomuach. IHe than hit Maher a heavy right on the jaw, avoid ing the return blow. Both became can tioun. Fitrz feinted, then avoided Mateo's right, hitting him on the sore mouth. A similar blow was given, but this time Fitz received a stinging right on tihe back of the head. Fitz staggered his ipponlhent with a heavy left, followed tile audvantage with another one on the mouth as time was iwmttui. Ii1z opoten tloe battle by shooting his left into his opponent's moutl. causinitaing it again to blood profusely. Fitz now took his time, occasionally sending Malher's head back with a heavy left on the sore mouth, avoiding punishment himself by slipping away. Alaher played groggy to draw Fitz on, but the latter was nautious, only striking when he could hit that sore mouth. tlaher estaggc:ed, went to his cor ner and gave up the battle. ,'itzsimmous offered his flask to his op ponent, took a pull it it himselt, then shook hands with M1ather, congratulating him on his game fight. Fitzsimmous received deafening cheers. all actetuing it was a good and fair filht. The spectators sueemed to think that, con sidering the superior science and general ship of the Australiai, the best thicng Maher could do was to give up when he did. AFTIlRI T1I1E lI1(lItT. Rlelative Merits of ilte thenl Discussedl by the itllg-side. NEw OtmCas'.\s, Msrth ".-After the fight leading sporting men present, lighters, newspaper menc and others, discussed the fighting merits of the niut. Carcoy Mitchell said: "Maher ought to be ashaLued to own himself an Irishmian and Irishmen ought to be ashamed that lhe is one of them. lie is the most oowardly tighter, to my mind, that ever stepped into ia ring. Fitzaitu monis, on the other lhanid, mudo a wonlder1 fully clever fight atndl is ta surp:ise." "I taoee with that opinion," chimed Slavin, who was st andiilg near. "FltZeslu monus is very clover ianti very shifty, aind handled himself splendidly from start to finish. Mhlltr vts built oup autd atlvortised ont the achievetnents of other peln,le.'' tReferee DilTy said that Alaher lost be causo lie is a uitan who couldni't stanld pun bslhnont. '.'Its Ciorting life reprosentative. (Galle her. iof Lodtln, thoughtt the tight the best regulated toutt lnaelt t he over attended. lie sent to bulletitn to Lndodon, and got word that LFloot street was plolkted with opople eager for the news. (talloeer thinks Fitz siimnlnllt decidedly the best Itnlli. Iitesinuuous hllielf is delight Id. 11e slhowed it t.signs of hlaving foughlit it hard ibattle. (loont in Mathor's quarters was thick Onough to out with aii knife. Alteor reltnitned In the riuL et ti t tite fr the battle wis ovter, while Ilils sectidsl washed the blotd from hisi face. When le reaoched hfi room he lput oil his clothes tand stulled a imoist hattdkitrehlef into his moutth to stauneh the Iluw of blood. MIdthlde, lI0l latid, T'.l'uthll aud others with him ware iuuch esat dowln. "l hlavte little to hay." Mahor repllied to iiii ilnquiry. "'ext'll't thait litzisininoutlsis toot clover for tie. Hle is vtery skilful in gettting away. 1 had himl out ill the first roulnd, butt tho bell prevelntel site fromn tilishing Ilillii.' "Maoer broke ia blood vessel, and the bloodt choked hilt," 't ltd Billy )atcov. "1le could not go further, beouttaue lit was un table to breathe. W'e waere whipped and are sorry lor it. We have no fault to find with the contest. TO BUY PLOTS OF .LAND Chaplin's Bill to Aid English Peas ants Will Likely Become a Law. About the Only Government Meoauro That Stands Show of Adoption. D)etalli of lthe eorkiing ofr Ihe 111--Bli 'I'ransactiolns That May Occur lUndier I. l.oNonN, Feb. 12.---Mr. Chaplin's agri cultural holdings bill has a very good chance of being passed this session and' it is the only governmrpent measure of which the amne can be said. It proposes nothing to which the liberalsuobject. 'Ihe only ob jection yet made against it is its defect in not giving the local authority compulsory power of land purchase for the purposes of the bill, and the only protracted discussion which it is likely to cause may arise from the desire of the radicnls to enlarge its scope. The radicals are, of course, deter reined not to allow the conservatives to pose as the best friends of the agricultural laborers--the crass whose interests the bill le chiefly intended to benefit. This echemee in outline is that a oublic works loan commission representing the state be empowered to lend money at 3!1 per cent to the local authorities, who could borrow from the collllission or elsewhere money to acquire land in order to provide small holdings for persons resi dent in the county in which the land is sit uated. The amount which mway be bor rowed in any year is not to exceed a surn involving a charge upon tile rates of over one penny in t.ho round. The county coun cils will have authority to acquire land. Pulrchasers from them would be required to pay one-fourth of the purchase money down and to leave one-fourth secured by a perpetual rent charge, paying the remain ing half by installments or terminable an nuities. The purchaser would have the option of paying the whole amount off at at any time. The bill limits the size of hollings to a maximum of ten acres. Only one dwelling house will be permitted on one holding, and the assent of the authori ties will be necessary before subletting or subdividing. Finally, the government had decided against granting the authorities compulsory powers to acquire land. 'The annual value of agricultural land in England and Wales is about £60,000,000. Besides land, all other ratable values out side the limits of cosporate town come under the jurisdiction of the county coun cils, but for the purpose of calculatine what the bill will effect for the laborers it is better to take the amount rmentioned as a basis. The sum of £250,000 a year. rep senting a piuolny in the pounld on (£60,000, 000, will be about the maximum charge which the county councils throughout Eng lard and and Wales would be allowed by the bill to undertake in one year. That sum would be the Interest at three and a half per cent on total loans amoucnting to £8,'lJO.0UO. With the last named amount about 100,000 acres of land would be pur chasable at present prices in the rural dis tricts. iT'lough the bill allows of so large a hold ing as a ten-acre plot being acquired under its provisions, probably one-footh of that acteage will be as much as the most pros perous laborer could undertake to purchase. With £50 saved in addition to the price of a cow he would be able to make a start on from two to three acres. That is to say, the bill would enable about 40,000 laborers having in hand a capital of about £2.500, 000 to enter on the cultivation of 100,000 acres of land. If it were certain that by this means 40,000 conservative votes could be seuemed in perpetuity it would be well worth while for Mr. Chaplin and his col leagues to bestir themselves vigorously so as to insure that this maximum possible ef fect should be actually produced. But neither in the house of colnmons nor in the rcotnty co n.cil will they have the running all to themselves. The measure is radical in its origin, and the members of that party will take good care to keep that fact before the people. Conservative nlewspapers comment se verely on the lamuentable weakness dis ilayed by Mr. Balfour in consenting to the principle of allowing political meetings to be held by electors of all parties in all schoolooooms maintained out of the oublie rates. At the present time the rectors and vicars of parishes have the power of allow ing the use of such rooms to one party and refusing it to the other. Many parishes in England elected to dispesse with school boardi:, but conformed -so far with the termls of the school board act as to enable the church schools to benefit by par ish rates. Prior to that act such schools were voluntary, andil were sup ported by private endowencuts and dorna tions and by fees froi the pupils. Lib crals object to the retention of arbitrary powers by the parsons in the altered cir cuntstances. In onumerous rural parishes the parson welcormes the conservatives to the use of the sckoohloom for political meetings, but will not allow liberals the like privilege. It frequently happens, also, that no other room 1in the parish can be obtained, as the united influence of the squire a nd tiu rector is often enough to in tiunidate liberals from oplenlv assisting their party. It is for thinking for one weak nmomout of abandoning a puoition so strong that the London 'rimes and Standard speak in tones of rebuke to Mr. lhalfour.: ior Ilii Ilealth Only. LoNros, March 2.-Secretary of the Treuasury Foster ar, ived et Southampton this morning fronm New York. lie at once took the train for London, whore he was met biy Mihnister lincoln. In an interview he said: "My mission is solely to regain ray health. I have no intention of seeing t(oscheu or alny one else in regard to silver or irnuigration. I shall sail on toy return to the I'nited States next Wednesday. I may go to lParis Friday.,' in a talk with ani Associated press repre seettative about now iuiluiglatiou relations, Secretaty Foster said the government had no trouble with the It itish lines nor with the general trans-Atlautic and North (ler lutit Lloyds compantitllies. The great dtfli eulty was with thie Italian lines. When asked who would be the republican candi date for the prtsidency. 'oster said Presi dent lHarrison. I'olley of tht.. New (aabhllet. l'.\Ais, March 2.-According to a forecast the deolhiratiotn of policy of the new cabitnet is to be rad in the chambll er of deputies to Ilrorlow. The ministry will appeal to re Irublicals to refrain from barreru and irri tating questions and concentrate their of. forts oil homer reformis. It will announce the maintenauno of the concordat, with the application of the orgranie statutessulluient to insure the rights of the state; will de clare atu intention to uphold existing com. mercial treaties with foreign luntions, and, ill conclusion, will deolaro in favor of the developmtent of the rmy anrid continuance of tie diplomacsy which hias gained allis tor France, thus assuring peace.