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AN &
ON. TIIIS DAY sixty-one years
ago, PHIL SHERIDAN, the dash
Ing and brilliant Union General,
was born at Albany, Ills. IHe
was at the head of the army
Wvhen he answered to the final
roll-call a'nd his famous ride to
,Winchester, which turned a
threatened defeat into victory,
will always occupy a high place
in our military annals.
Dr. yaeger's
Sir Charles Tupper's False Repre.
sentations Keep the Premier
From Taking Action.
The Dilatory Proceedings Calcu
lated to Offend the Govern
ment at Washington.
Monster Memorial Presented, Showing
That the People Want Good Will Main,
talaed-The Pope's Defense.
(Copyright, 1802. Now York Aseoclated Pres.]
LoanDoN, March 11.-Lord Salisbury's de
lay in arranging for a renewal of themodus
vivendi in the Bering sea matter has been
matter for private consideration by leaders
of the opposition, resulting in a decision
not to move in the matter until the policy
of the government appears more definite.
The foreign office ls unusually dilatory in
the production of papers in the case. Mr.
J. W. Lowther, parliamentary secretary for
foreign affairs, denies most of the resent
details. No negotiations have yet reached
the foreign office, but as the anxiety for an
early settlement becomes heightened by
every day's cable dispatches the postpone
ment of the government's explanation will
net be accorded beyond the end of next
week. The motive of Salisbury's conduct,
as is well known in official circles. is found
in the promptings of Sir Charles Tupper,
who has been advising the government to
show fight against the renewal of the modes
vivendi on the ground that it is not fair to
Canada, as it will lock up cap
ital now invested in sealers. The
platform of the extreme tory organs is that
the opinion of the country is dead against
Salisbury for risking a quarrel with the
United States for the sake of a small capi
tal invested in fish boats. To-morrow's
Speaker will indicate the attitude of the
liberals in arguing that the reasons
that induced Salisbury to agree
to a modus vivendi in 1891 apply with equal
force in favor of renewal in 1892; that if the
English government is confident of the
strength of its case there is all the greater
senause to be context to await the decision of
the arbitration tribunal, and to be ready
meanwhile to meet the Washington execu
tive on a provisional arrangement. The
diffioelty causes no comment among min
isterialis's, who rely upon Salisbur)'s pru
dence, Nor is a serious rupture with the
United States thought possible on deither
age of the house. Salisbury's final accept
ance of the modus vivendi is held inevita
ble. What stirs the opposition is the need
less discussion of a comparatively trivial
matter, tending to excite irritation in
With reference to the other trouble, Can
ada's supposed infraction of the treaty of
1817, forbidding warships-on lakes beyond a
limited reservation, the colonial office ad
vices divest the p{tion of the dominion
government of the importance the cable
dispatches attribute to the matter. Ac
cording to these advices only one Canadian
vessel has been built designed for light
house service, but is now destined to watch
for smugglers on the lowest entrance. A
potent factor guiding Salisbury's policy to
harmony with the Washington government
is the fact that on the eve of a generkl
election it is impossible to risk incurring
popular anger by allowing the arbitration
to coriapso at a moment when it appears to
ba on the verge of success.
Yesterday's vote in the commons giving
the Salvation army free scope to parade in
Eastbourne promises issues which support
ers of the motion never contemplated.
The debate awoke the memory of Irish
members to the fact that the Catholic
emancipation act of 1829 forbids Catholics
to exercise the cpremonies of religion ex
gept inside of places of worshilp. Patrick
O'Brien will move in committee an exten
sion of the toleration of open meetings and
pIrocessions to people of all religious per
anasions within Eastbourne. As the out
come of the local bill, a larger measure
amending the act of 1829 will be introduced
by which the vowers held by all authorities
in Scotland and by thirty-six of the great
est towns in England, to prevent religious
processions, shall be abolished,
The prospect of the appointment of a
successor to the late Cardinal Manning has
led to a discussion in Masonic circles on
the recognition of Blritish Free Masons by
the Catholic chunch. Sir Charles Dilke
contends that the time is opportune for
Catholio authorities in England and the
colonies to discriminate in favor of Free
Masons. with their ha mies symbolic
rights and secret societies, under the ban
ot the vatican.
Mrs. Osborne, after yentence yesterday,
developed hysteria-catelepsy so seriously
that her condition last night was critical.
Friends hope to obtain a medical certiti
cate to the effect that prolonged imprison
ment will be cause of certain death.
Lord Salisbury was granted audience by
the queen to-day, the last audience before
her departure for Hyores. The prince and
princess of Wales have taken with them to
Riviera the trained, nurse wlho attenoed
Prince George to wait on Princess Maud,
who is threatened with lung disolder.
Since Clenmer's nlotion in favor of a uor
manent treaty of arblitration with tire
oUited States was indetinitely postponed
under pressure of goverrnlent business r
report hls been circulated in the luobbltres of
the commons that Salisbury ihas received
private assurance of thie readiness of ther
American government to negotiate such a
treaty. T'lie liberals accept the report as
true and if the session lasts beyond IEaster
Mr. Cramer will renew the cmotion, which
will he supported by the bulk of the liberals
rind a numbuer of conse vltives, and is crr
tain to.be carried. In the evUent of eaulier
dissolution the resolution will bie brought
up as early as possible alter the assembling
of the new iparlinmelnt. Memorials in favr:'
of the treaty were signed by 125,000 work
innmen. proving Ithat the temrnl or of tihe
countrv will not stand Salisbury's worry
eing piolicy ton ards ai kindred nation.
laestowed Upon Archbishop Ireland
Text of the Article.
lonrom, March 11.--T'he followinj is the
text of the article in Obsevatnor Itomnno,
the papal organ, sustainining Arhbishop
I eland: "Some Germuan and Italian liberal
palt;ers have tried to find in the writings
and acts of Archbishot Ireland, support for
their ideas and doctrines. They protend
that the distinguished Amolrtican prelato
disagreed with the vatican on the most im
portaltt qluestoIU now aLgitating religious
and civil snciety. ald they uUbslilh exl.I cts
from an oration which theY pretend Arch
bishop hoeluind delivered at it altimuore in
188i1, cliulting to ctn therein an attack on
the temporul plower of the t;ol,. 'I heat
newapatpers deceive their readers. 'Perhaps
they would deceive themsetlves. The woldi
attributed to Archbishop Irelanlt were tIc
tions of a protestant writer in the Ptll
Matil Gazette, of Dec. 8, whot repolted the
arctlbishou's spuech, with tIe addition of
tis own fantastic cotmiil tsa. ('ontiiental
journale trauulated the T rtlole, neeribing
the whole of it to Archbbishop Irolaund. It i
a question which is the more wonderful,
the bold effontry or surprising folly of such
"If they wish to know Archbishop Ire
land'd real sentiments toward the holy oee
and its dependence, they should read the
rem.arkable speech which the archbishop
chelivered at St. Paul, Minn., on the occa
sioU of the jubflee of his holiness Pope Leo
XIII. 'fhat speech bears evidence of havw
ing been an entirely spontaneous effusion
of the heart, without pressure of any inter
*sta upon the speaker, and it is only truth
and justice, moreover, to Archbishop Ire
land to say that he rnergetically supported
the beautiful and strong ieaolution adopted
in Baltimore in 188i in favor of temporal
power. Facts abundantly prove there is no
more ardent or more zealous defender of
pope in America, and none more devoted to
his Sacred person or mtole desirous of sup
porting and protecting the views of his
holiness, than Archbishop Ireland. What
Archbishop Ireland is attempting to do in
the United States is to render moue popo
lar the lofty policy which Pope Leo seeks
with esuch wisdom and prudence to carry
out in Europe-the policy of peace and con
Calls Aloud Upon Mr. Cleveland to Wltl
draw lls Name.
Cmeanor Match 11.-I-ion. Henry Watter
son, in an authorized interview to-day, vir
tually cleod upon Cleveland to withdraw
from the presidential race. Watterson said
the nomination of the ox-president would
bhe suicidal for the democratic party. Hill,
too, had dug his own political grave in New
York, and he regards the conflict there prac
tically irreconcilable. The party, he says,
must come west for a candidate, or seek
him in Massachusetts, PenIsvlvania or
Maryland. In practically calling upon
Cleveland to withdraw, Watterson rather
scored that gentleman. Mr. Watterson
said: "I never indulge very much mn hero
worship and any good democrat whom the
national convention may see fit to nomi
nate will suit me. If I had to put the man
in the White house he would be
Mr. Carlisle. I regard him as the
best equipped democ at in public
life. He w, s the leading democratic
tariff battler in congress when Cleveland
was mayor of Buffalo. After Carlisle any
body will suit, if he does not come from
New York. I object to a New Yorker, be
cause the factions there have made the
nomination of any New Yorker impossible.
I am most sincerely Cleveland's friend,
but 1 contest the notion that he is our sole.
our only, our most original Moses in the
matter of tariff reform. He is as good a
tariff reformer is anobody. but no better
than half a dozen others who have equal
claim with him to public confidence. I
take it for granted that he will, in due time,
withdraw his name."
Being asked who he thought were avail
able candidates, Watterson mentioned
besides Carlisle. Palmer, Boies, Russell,
Pattiaon and Gorman. "In fact," said he,
"the woods are full of available candidates."
A tSwarm of Kanllnsa to B esiege the Na
tional Committee.
TOPEKA, Kan., March 11.-The action of
Kansas democratic state central committee
in deciding to pnt no state or electoral
tickets in the field in the coming campaign
andrto work for and vote with the people's
party, in consideration that. certain con
gressional eandidates to whom the people's
party agree shall be democrats, has aroused
the republican leaders throughoutthe state,
It is now understood that within a few days
a committee of urominent Kansas repub
licans will go beroro the republican national
cotumittee and present a request for a re
taliatory campaign in the south. The na
tional committee will be requested to or
annize a party in Georgia, North and South
Carolina and VrgUinia for united action
with the alliance, anrd in this way offset at
least the action of the Kansas democracy in
tryinr to turn enough states into the peo
ple's party column to throw the election of
the president into the house of representa
tives, witch will be democratic.
Cleveland on the Issue.
]3ALrnr oE,', March 13.-In an interview
to-night ex-President Cleveland said he
thought the main issue next fall would be
the tariff. He thought the best plan of at
tacking the tariff in congress was a general
bill, but was willing to defer to those who
were on the ground and have tle battle to
fight. Rlegarding ultimate democratic suc
cess. he said if the party was true to itself
and its principles and fulfilled its pledges,
it cannot be defeated.
Prohlbs andt People's Party.
INorANAr-olTs, March 11.-The prohibi
tionists and people's party in Indiana will
probably unite in placine state, congres
sional, legislalive and county tickets in the
field. Thib aiction was agreed upon in a
conference by tho leaders of the two per
ties. The setite chairmen will call tneir
committees together to endorse this plan.
The two parties claim they will pool, un
ited, 100,000 votes in Indiana.
Californtians Vill Ile Entertained.
Dreavin, March ll-The Greystone club
sent an invitation to the California delega
tion to the democratic convention to be the
guests of the club while in Denver curouts
to Chicago. It is expected the California
delegation will arrive in Denver June 17,
remlain during the day, end go to Chicago
next day with the Colorado delegation.
Working Against Harrlison.
New YoRx, March 11.--The ier aild's Wash
ington special save the opponents of Hiar
rison are tryin.. to have as lnoilly delegations
sent to Minneapolis utninst:ucted as pod
A Lively ElIghl-l ilndi(' Caotnlihst That Took
Place ill Ietroult.
DETROIT, March 11.--A crowd gathered
to-night to witness the Collins-Gilmore
light. In the iihat Collies landed nlt upper
cut, receiving one at the same time. If
th le second, Glllmore was llnoickel to Ilthe
iloor by a strong right twist. (tilhririre
landed a heavy right in tiro third ou Col
line' neck,. followed with a rillt aalainst
(ilnlore's wind. The fourth witnessed nu
(xchange of light face blows. In
the lifth Giilore gut in an
otlher left, and Collins countered with
it right; sharp .xchalnge aIt lose qurllrters.
Iu the sixth no wol was done. -evenutll.
Collins drew first blood from Gilnuort's
nose, a lnlumber of lsveret fOce blows bteing
exchanged. Eighth: after the hand shakoe
for the windute, Collns landed his loft sue
cessively on (1llnloru' . oslle, nelck land in
thie wind, and (iilunoll went down but r)se
in ntedialtle. Collins chased hitm into his
corner and rained blow after Iblow on his
face land body. 'l'imle, land Collien doelaerll
the victor.
SNllisvan's Moneoy tIp.
Nrw Yoltl, Marrch 11.--.Jlamn Wakelv
this afternoon deposited ited with the World
*2,500 on lbehalf of Sullilln. to Ilfght any
Ilany in the world (colored mIln barred)
for the championshlip, the largest pl)utlh
onfferod by any olub except the ('aliltrlllna,
5an utaIide bet of $r lt,l)0 a sidl: wnco1v er
Iirst, elover tle nollnov is iti IhI gilvtt the
lprefreune, Corlbett has $,1,000 IIp fllow mad
save ie will put up111 nl tlddtiouLl $l,510tl
Only *$0,t)000 I, In Ihe Prse.
Nlew'\YOtiK, March 11.--A New )rleans
dispatch eays the Olympic club will olly
give $20.0ttl for a tight between Sullivan
and Uarbott.
While Talking for Free Wool Two
Gentlemen Threaten to
Pull Some.
Largest .Wool Manufacturer in
the Country Supports the
Springer Measure.
The Excellemnt Iteasnns FHeGve-Only Way
to Increans the Market for Anmerl
can Manufacturers.
WASrITNO'proN, March 11.-The tariff die
carsion in the house to-day was more than
usually interesting; and there were several
lively passages which forcibly reminded
one of the fierce political scenes of the last
congress when this all-absorbing issue was
at the front. The speeches of to-day on
both sides were well fortified and listened
to with a great deal of attention by the
members. The somewhat unique specta
cle of the largest individual woolen manu
facturer in the United States arguing in
favor of a free wool bill was presented
when Stevens (Mass.) took the floor in
support of the Springer bill. 'ie demo
crats paid close attention to his remarks,
greeting his arguments with applause. No
less flattering was the attention paid
Montgomery (Ky.), and the colloquies
ini which he became engaged during the
day showed him an able defender of
the work of the committee. Brookshire
(Ind.) took occasion in the course of his
speech to denounce the so-called reciprocity
scheme of the republican party as a delu
sion and a snare. Ray (N. Y.) was the
chief republican orator of the day. and
succeeded in provoking more than usual
partisan strife, and it looked for a time as
though his alte:cation with Representative
Meredith (Va.) might surpass parliamen
tary bounds. stephens said he believed the
pending bill would benefit alike manufac
turers of woolen goods and the great mass
of American ueople who consumed
them. The abolition of the duty on
wool did not mean necessarily a
smaller demand or lower prices for
American wool. It moant that both Amer
ican wool and foreign wool could be used
to the best advantage for purposes to which
each was best adanted, and that they could
be mixed in proper porpotions in all sorts
of fabric:. It meant that more wool could
be used than is used to-day because foreign
wool at less duty would take the place of
shoddy and other immitations, and more
genuine woolen goods would be sold to
American buyers, and it might mean in the
future, perhaps, also the opening of new
markets to American manufacturers.
Reduced taxes and lower prices always
meant increased consumption.
Montgomery then took the floor in sup
port of the measure. He made a strong
argr.ain't, largely made
up of statistical analy
sis, and devoted, his
attention chiefly to the
contention that it de
prived labor of protec
tion. By statistics he
went on to show that
the bill gave more pro
teotion than the entire
labor cost of produoing
the goods in the United
Ray (N. Y.) said the
democratic party, on uONTGOImERY.
triff question, was the .great American po
litical and hypocritical crab, with ten legs.
reaching in all di:eotions. [Laughter.] It
was so weak in the joints it had not a single
pair on which it could stand alone. If any
thing was wanting to show that the demo
cratic party as a party was for free trade,
the favorable report on this bill had sup
plied the proof. Part of the cry was that it
wanted free raw materials. And they
classed wool as raw material. They abso
lutely ignored the fact that eight-tenths of
the value of a pound of wool rouresented
human labor and skill. The democratic
party in the house did not know what to
do with its immense majority, secured
by false pretenses and stupendous lying.
It was the most unmanageable mob
ever assembled in the capitol of any nation
since the days of the French revolution.
Political death stared more than half the
democratic members im the face. The pio
litical kindergarten from Massachusetts
promised sound finance and an honest dol
lar; the sockless statesman from Kansas
promised carloads of cheap money to every
constituent free of cost. In ,the course of
Hary's speech, while lihe was citing figures
regarding the price of wool under the pol
ice's of protection and of low tariff, he wars
frequently interrupted with questions by
Pendleton (WV. V'.), timpson and others.
Finally Rlay stated he was not a teacher in
the democratic kindergarten and would not
be further interrupted by gentsemnen who
could find all the information they wanted
in the proper books, and fir ther intimated
that the questioners were sadly in need of
informatlon. Meredith (Va.) replied that
although they might need information re
garding the tariff, they did know the cour
tesy that ought to obtain between gentle
iren. [Sensation. HIfay thourht he could
aihow as much courtesy tao imetmbers as the
catleiman from \Vest V\'irginia showed him
in makino a remasrk of that kind whsn he
(I;t 5 irhid said nothling to the gentlemnan.
"The contletrnan desires you to undoer
stand thailt lie stands bIy his teluarks here or
elsewlere." repliied Meredith.
"I iam parfetlv willing hle should stand
ir his remasrks," sliid IRay. "1 inm willing
Ie should inquire for inforinatiol, blut
when he asks ire arithmetiical qunstions
\'hici hlie can fiud written ill the pages' of
Ihis book Iexhibiting a trassury statemeUt
1 know it is not alalrre rv hims or any other
gentlainru in igood faith."
"If tihe glntl'm:au status tlhat I ask quess
tions noit ili gaood 'aitts, the gentlesiain
states wshat is inot tru,'" silaid Meriditrh.
"Th'le gentleman will nort make oe uagry3
by intimnating that I lie," said lIay, laulnh
issuly. "1 have liold Iso manlly coiblliste
with thle lseioareralio pairty and idliviiduall
miiRelberis' thOleUOf til lie frighitene. I Lwasi
nlot brought up in tile woods tar ie scarrLed
by an owl." lGreat laulrhtsr.i
'"TInuHt's in a ld chestnut," was Meredlith's
only response.
The Ar\ttotunt Reifutsel Iy 111Hn Must le
unitnin to lls `reodil
WAHsIIiNcIrON. March 11.--Ithe adherents of
Sonltor Htill are disposed to make ia polit
irna point in hi favor because of his action
in drawing his salary as senator only front
Inn, 7, 12,. the day when Ihe took the oath
of ollico up to the end of last month. 't'his
Ihft standing to his credit on the books of
the dabulrsing clerk of the senateo 1.':1,
his paty and inite lio fronii March I, 1S11,
dtiriitn the time 110 wies serviug as t)gov ernor
of New York at a salary of $1t,0t0k ai
year. 'The fieuds of hSenator Itll are
trying to create the impression that his
turlllll.e to draw this bhack salairy as.tenlator
will teault in the ballne. to his credit he
ing tnraod inti, the tu'ted Xtatee treasury.
IirmTt ComLptroller Matthews, of the United
States treasury, said to-day that the hlt
mance undrawn of $4,221 now ou the books
of the senate to the credit of Mr. Hillt
would remain their to his credit, and that
in no way could it be turned into the treas
ury by Senator Itill's reire failure to draw
this money, or after his death his heirs
would have an undisputed claim upon the
United States treasury for the amount.
Foot Ma(d lotIrth I)lserane.
WA~lo.cNo'rorr, Marich l.--Unoasiness is
felt at the agricultural denartment on ac
count of a serious outbreak of the foot and
mouth disease in G(reat Britain. The dis
ease does inoit exist here now, but as irnany
sheep are imported from Great Britain it
is feared it will bI introduced by them in
spite of quarantine. If the eliseasrecon
tinues to prevail In Great Britain it will
probably be necessary for this governmont
to entirely prevent tho introdnution of
sheep, Routs and swine until the outbreak
is suppressed.
Thil Alllialltn, Plan.
WAuTmrNoiroN, March 11.--'I'ha alliance
men in congress have under consideration
the establishment of a congressional caim
paign committee on much the earnu basis
as the republion and democratic cominit
tees, to look after their interests in the
congressional districts. It is Ialso Itproposied
to establish a national newspape r in Wash,
ington. 'these and many other things of
interest to alliance rmen were discussed at a
recent meetinlg at the horne of itepresenta
tive Watson (Ga.)
A RIigltl of Way.
WASnrNoroy, March 1l.--H;Ipecial. 1--'l.he
senate committee on military affairs to-day
reported favorably on Col. Sanders' bill
granting the right of way to the Northern
Pacific road through the Fort Missoula ruil
itary reservation, with an am iendrment pro-
viding that the secretary of war may, at
any time when the public service demande,
compel the railroad to take up its tracks at
its own expense.
$400,000 for the IHelena Itaulhlilg.
WASelNCTON, March 11.--!Snocial. f--The
senate committee on public buildings and
grounds has reported the Helena, Mont.,
bill favorably, and limits the coat of con
struction at $400,000. This is probably
more than will be granted. as the house
committee only allows $150,00(0.
Capital Notes.
A democratic caucus will be held Satur
day night to select a congressional cam
paian committee.
Representative Springer passed another
good night and the improvement in his
condition still continues.
Senator Stewart offered a joint resoltion
oroposing an amendment that no peoison
shall hold the oilice of president of the
United States for two successive terms.
Mrs. Potter Palmer made an address be
fore the special house committee on the
World's Columbian exposition, urging fa
vorable action on a bill to appropriate
$135,000 to be disbursed directly by the
board of lady managers of the exposition.
Hotchkiss' Complaint in the Matter D)ls
missed.-The Ground of tIhe Ruling.
Mlssour.A March ll.--[ Special.] --Through
the county attorney the commissioners
issued this afternoon ia demurrer to the
complaint of L. A. Hotchkise, in the ease
restraining them from selling county bonds.
Thu demurrer was sustained and the in
junction dissolved. It has not yet been dis
covered who the real parties behind the
proceedings are. Thelrequirements of the
law are that the complainants must be resn
idents and taxpayers. which requirement is
fulfilled in Hotchkiss, whose taxes for last
year in this county amounted to $4.05, and
were published as delinquent. It was inti
mated by Judge McConnell. attorney for
plaintiff, that an appeal would be imme
diately taken to the supreme court.
Boulder Nott s.
3Bo.rLDFi, March t .-i Special.1-Yester
day afternoon an attempt was mlade to
plunder the residence of Mis. S. Mi. lighte
nour. The burglar forced art entrance by
climbing to tho second story and rumag2ed
throughout the house. 'The county super
intendent of schools, who lives in the samie
house, the day before received a large
county warrant and it is supposed that the
burglar was acquainted with these facts,
lie escaped and no arrests have yet been
The county commissioners have been in
session the past week and have lot the con
tracts for the county physician and the
poor farm. Dr. Leighton received the
medical contract for the year for t375, and i
M. Dunks the contract for the care of the
poor at $2.50 per capita.
Mis.out.re, March ll.-- Special. I-At two
p. im. to-day Neptune Lynch was driving a
team near Horse Plains when it became
soared at a freight train anld ran away.
The road at this pont is parallel with the
railway track, and as they reached a point
in front of the engine they turned across
the track, tihe wagon was struck, Mr.
,lynch was thrown out, and his right foot
run over. He wits also badly bruised about
the body. Neither of the hornes was in
jured, but the warron wair broken to iecees.
Lynch was brought to rMisgoula arn put in
the railroad's hospital, and an amputation
will probably be iperforled to-morrow.
Ilnct by at ritautway.
tu.eAr it r.s, Mlarch 11.-iSpecial.1--J.
1i. lHeggem, fiorman of the Eaton &t Priee
Elevator cOtlpHalv whp o is uperiuternding
the construction of the clevators ill thie new
Tod block, wla struck bIy it ruinawryv horse
this morllning anld oevrely injured. Mlr.
Huiggeon s a walking oi Secoltndi treet
south whei the aIt'rideio t occurred. 'The
horsre boecrlllo frightened by the electrio
cars, darhed upon the aiwaitewllk iltd col
lided with him. Ito wa remnoved to the
Ulm house, where hli injuries wsre dressed.
A 'Terrlll htlate f iAtllairs Allt Throuilh
Northern N owr York.
ASs.ur'-cic. N. Y., lMartch .-.A fierce bliz
ald litreha raged here eIru(. y.icesto.dnay alfter
noon. Butliicese is almosi t At a standstill.
(roat drifts of snow arie itn tihe ain etreiti
anid t fiew horse arnd electrio oure are
riunning, liailroad tramsn are blocitked iand
i uirmirber eabaidtonedi. 'I he blizzard proe
vails throurghoult nlrithornl New York.
Syer.'tse:, N. Y., iMarch I.-(-tin ioeeuntn
of the blinzard all public schools were die.
missled. Thie sttroets are illmnasahblr'. tne.
intess is practially suspIIetod. Railway
trallic is Ilmrroet stoppllrui.
, e liutait, atopler oimbtine.
Ntew Youi, March ll.--'.her W'all Street
,loeilnal says tile copper coambiune llovelllellt
was started by tlhe Aenacond and tlthe eltu
Imet anld Ihclet olticirals and was tkilen up
by othier large produioere. The eatimratted
output of tie combinedt miut e in 18'J2 will
be 22tit,000,000 pounds.
Should War Come Between the
Mother Country and the
United States?
The First Lord of the Admiralty
Will Not Assure Canada's
ConvIctlon That Uncle Sarn's Northern
Neghl lor Would Not He Found
Hostile In That Event.
Lmosnri, March 11.-The question of the
defense of the ,harbor of Esquirnault, Van
couver island, was raised in the commons
this afternoon and discus.ed with heat by
Lord George Francis Hamilton, Brsat lord of
the admirality, and several liberal inter
rogaters. hardly had the breeze died out
when the tIering sea controversy was
brought before the house by a question ad
dressed by Edward Temperly Gourley, an
advanced liberal member from Sunderland,
and answered for the government by las.
M. Lowther, under secretary for the for
eign office. Ferguson. a liberal from Leith,
asked Lord lHamilton: "Doesthe site of the
of the navy yard at Esquimnnult belong to
Canada or the crown? Are any ad
vances secared to her majesty's ves
sels at Bsquimnult harbor that are not
accorded them in the ports of the
United States, France, or other civilized
nations? If a garrison be put under orders
of the Canadian government, will the
horne government have any means of as
suring itself of the support of the same for
her majesty's fleet in time of war? If, as
suggested. Canada decides to cast her lot
with the United States and become incor
porated with that country, would she carry
with her the guns and other portable equio
ment of fortifications?"
The interrogatories were delivered amid
a storm of exclamations and remon
strances. The last questions were put in
such a way as to suggest that in times of
war, or threatened war, the imperial gov
ernment could not rely upon the loyalty of
Canada. The impression was that the
speaker intended to say Canada had drifted
too far toward the United States to be
trusted to co-operate with her mother coun
try in case of trouble with the United
Lord Hamilton said: "The site of the
dock yards at Esquimault belongs to the
brown, and the Canadian government has
reserved for her majesty's ships exclusively
a portion of the hl.rbor. The Canadian
government will provide a site for a fortifi
cation and guns, and will be responsible for
the management of them. The honorable
gentleman's other questions seemed to have
been put with an object of causing the in
terference that in time of trouble or dan
ger Canada will not be ready to co-operate
with the home governroent. I decline to
mnswer those hypothetiral questions, which
werep'rotnpted by suppositions at once in
judicious and dangeroue."
Ferguson jumped to his feet, saying, "If
1 was lord of the admiralty I would answer
the query whether in the event of Canada
separating herself from her ;majestyv's em
pire. the guns. stores and ammunition, as
well as the fortifications will belong to the
imperial government." The'house was in
a bubbub when Ferguson sat down, and
rang with cries of "order" and "don't
answer." Lord Hamilton made no reply.
Under Secretary Lowther, in response to
the inquiries of Gourley as to the report of
the iering sea cormnission, said that all
the connmissioners had signed a joint re
port embodying the point upon which they
were agreed as regards the piotee'ion and
preservation of the seal industry. The
points unon which no rugreemlent has been
been arrived at, and these were main points.
he added concerning the length of the
season round the Pelagic islands. These
questions will be referred to the arbitration
comunittee for settlement.
A Terrible Mine Exploshion in Charlerot
400 Feelt Below Ground.
BltrSEI.s, March 11.-An accident oc
curred to-day in a colliery near Charleroi,
which it is feared will result in a great loss
of life. Two hundred and seventy minors
were employed in a coal pit 400 feet below
the surface. when there was at terrific ex
plosion of fire damsn. Forty escaped by
means of a second shaft and sixteen were
rescued in a terrible condition. Efforts are
being made to resue any who miry have sur
vived the explosion. 'The remaining men.
if there era any who survived the shock of
the explosion, are apt to meet their death
from the choke damp, as with the destrue
tion of ventilation it is impossible to free
the mine of gasses. A large force of vol
unteers lu at work clearintg the mouth
of the lmine of debris, in order to reach the
inttrlsuotod miners. A largo numboer of thile
mnliers are married, and their families and
friends are at the mouth of the pit frantic
with grief. It is feareldof all thile men in
the mine 2)3 of thorl have been killed.
The shock from the explosion toselebled
an eai thqu.ake. 'The rescuers sroon de
cetnded. and after a long intolvti of weary
suspense brought to the surfaco thirty or
forty unlfortunllates either dead or stiysusly
injured. Great sheets of lla.ntt, mnst have
slhot throutgh the mine, asi the miners' eye
lashes t nd hair were all singed off. The
party again declended and has not been
euald froml sltre.
'there is hardly it shadow of hope that
any of the mlen who are yet in the mine are
Withi Iloneyrdt Words tie Imposes a SeaLn
dsitns Ilardship on Pl'ltnpers.
I ,tros. Malrch 11.--'L'he inhabitants of
t'lailo island. oil the county of Mayo, Ire
land, who are mostly fishermaen end miser
ably poor. resisted the bailillffs sent to seize
their property Ib creditors. The rumagis
trato sit the nearest town on the omainland,
Iaewisiburg, stlunutollned theti to apptear for
resisting the ollicere. After healing the
tesatimony he ordered the case to be heard
the next day in Westport, thirteen miles
away. llavillg no monlley to tayv for con
veoyances, the islanders were forced to walk
the entile distanoc that night, aind, being
poorly clad, sulfered eeovetly front thie pre
vaillng gale. Mlany would have perished
had it not been for the kind-hearted villag
ers, and some of the woaltnn were unable to
realch Westport. 'I he mnagitrate, when the
Case was called, learning the latter fact,
was incensed at what he terimed a disre
spoct of law. After a lol.g leoture, in which
the great goodness of tihle crown and how it
witas tempeted with .ijustice and muercy haid
been delivored by the magistrate, the
islanders, whio silelded guilty, were ordered
liberated if they gave bail for good be
iaviour. As they Itud no friends in West
port and nothing of value of their own, the
bonulds ave not bLeul furnished. 'there is
inuchi indignation throughout the country
at th action uo the lmagistrate.
A Virtuttl DCefeal.
lta.no, Mal'ch 11.-- In the commons
Mlltaeill, anti-Parnellite, moved to strlkh
out the names of Lieutenant-(lepers

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