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ON JANUARY 8TH, ' 1642,
Galileo Galilel, the illustrious
Italian astronomer and philo
sopher died near Florence.
He framed and used the first
telescope to observe the hea
venly bodies, with which he dis
covered the moons of Jupiter in
I6Io, and finally proved that
the earth and other planets re
volved around the Sun. His
rude telescope magnified thirty
times, and was the commence
nment of modern celestial dis
coveries.
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ESPECIALLY
ADAPTED
FOR WOMEN
AND CHILDREN.
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ýi Chiano lor Ins Displaying Mush
Tat in Dealng With Parlty
iu Position th the Nmpetp r
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The War fiee Aattlpatee the Passage of
the lMtltary BIIPOtliber eoro-.
a2.Smw, iM. 7.-Whp~ pie hq9ld~ sea
uns same to and publ att*et}i was
gep tirpi toward the army b
measpore of dalt yearn ,ffects essouly
tle mhome life of the Germtal peopi,for
hnteald the .ysihltag rej(ic it and Ohiseol
lor von.Je.lpsP carry out the thbretloin
slet up~* t lifl4l three yers" seit
army, it'*ldtd 'mean mach to the young
mop who are the main, 4ak ium squy ea.e
the sole supports: of sittai andwidowed
mothers. The reloblsta will resume sit
tinge Tuesdy. 'The committee of the
house, to which' was referred the army bill,
will meet on Wednesday. Chancellor von
Caprivi requested the president of the
committee to expedite deliberations in
order not to retard a final decision in the
sefehstag. The chancellor having nothing
more to tell, the committee ought to report
promptly, but the members representing
the clericel party remain ina state of inde
cison, expecting the chanoellor to offer an
inducement that will suffice to exuense their
emarender when they are called
upon to face their constituents. None
of those within inner political
cireles believe the chancellor has som
mitted himself. The utmost length to
which he has gone is believed to be is that
he promised leave to government support
ere to take an independent course when the
center party gets a remote chance of divid
ing the reichatag on the Jesuit question.
In private dealinge with the leaders of
several parties, the chanellor is displaying
much tact and a course of action such as to
elicit the admiration of even adversaries.
Nothing is now heard of the chancellor'e
retirement from office. His position with
the emperor is stronger than ever and his
development of personal resource, finesse
and aadacity staggers hie opponents, who
are becoming weak under the apprehension
that the bill will be passed without a single
concession of importance being made by
the government. Opposition papers are
trying to raise a popular storm over the
emperor's recent use of the phrase "I will
crush those who oppose me."
The freisinnlge press assumes that the
words meant that the emperor intends to
override the vote of the reichetag, shoule it
be hostile to the itmmy bill, by a resort to
the application of the article of the Ger
man constitution by which every able
bodied man may be compelled to serve in
the army, and another article which en
ables the emperor to fix the strength of the
army. The abundant partisan fury ex
pensed over the much discussed phrase
seems wasted, since official papers
suggest that if the language was used at all
it was directed at military personages who
are unfriendly to the bill. It is probable
the emperor used the threats generally if
he used them at all. not designing to at
tack the privileges of the reticbstg or any
particular person.
The war office is taking action anticlpa
tore to the passage of the bill. In ten cen
ters new revision councils are being formed
with a view to the extension of recruitlng.
The emperor, beyond doubt, means that
the bill shall become law in the course of a
year.
Proprietors of leading stores in Berlin
concur in statements that the holiday sea
son just passed showed an enormous de
crease in business usually done at that per
iod of the your. The annual reports issued
by various chambers of commerce in Ger
many state that depression prevails every
where in the empire. The strike of Saar
miners is expected to collapse next week,
owing to lark of both ponular and trade
support. Thousands of strikers and their
families aro in starving condition and the
fact tends greatly to weaken the backbone
of the strike.
AFFAIILS IN MEIXICO.
Dlai Refuses to Be Interviewed but a
Cabinet Minister Talks.
Crri or Mixroo. Jan. 7.-In response to
the request for an interview regarding the
various reports which appeared in the
American newspapers recently, growing out
of the border disturbances, 1President Diaz
gave the correspondent an audience. "Htow
do you regard the disturbances on the lower
1Rio Grande?" was asked. 'While I appre
oiate cordially your courteay in offering me
an oprortunity to state my viowe,," said the
,resident. "yet I do not care to make rtny
statement." "Do you expect any serious
troublt?" "I do not. I do not consider
the matter of enough importance to enter
upon a discussion of it."
After introducing the correspondent to
the members of the cabinet, the intimation
being that ie might say what he liked, the
interview with the president terminated,
but a cabinet minister was more commu
nicative.
"How do you explain the border trou
bles?" was asked. "The reports tele
eraphed from Texas to the napers of the
United States grow naturally out of the
confusion of opinions of the Texans of the
Mexican race aend those of the citizens of
Mexico."
"Is there any dissatisfaction in Mexico
apart fiom the border agitators?" "While
there is no manifestation of political dis
quiet, quite the oontrary is the case. The
Texns of Mexican origin have nothing in
common with the sentiments of the people
of Mexico, and if the former find any
sympathy here it will be among the few
persons who hold an opinion entirely op
tosbd to the immense majority of their
fellow cuantrymen."
"Then you expect no serious trouble?"
"There is not the slightest apprehension
here regarding the Texas border disturb
ances aud public interest is centered on
other matters. The border troubles are
exciting no interest. The country is
steadily going forward in the paths of
progress opened by Gen. Dias on his first
assumption of the chief magistracy in
1876."
GREATLY RELIEVED.
Young DeLssseps Feels Better for Ray
Ing Confessed.
PAmns, Jan. 7.-There is now no doubt
that Charles DeLesseps told the govern
ment everything he knew. It is said that
when he completed his statement he ex
pressed himself as being greatly relieved.
Is is said that he has felt for years that he
was bearing a burden of suspiolon which
ought to be attached to others. The desire
of his father and himself had been to bring
the Panama canal enterprise to a eucoesaful
termination but the blackmailers had
taken them by the throat and the company
had. bn eoempo to by'uappolrt 4d l
lon tht xile me s
0l % tha the lIege qt Vuon 4
" d"~arspo naetiii whms libel
plnoaiedgb the rooms, The urd loosm wo)
orwowed at the time-with the. llte of thp
aristleoatie and diilotatle olulet of
VlenaoAnd largo sanl of money wre at
stake., The police seiUed 400,00 forine fi
h'":.td cheok. and took the names of
o t fsent ftor tare sation. ,riut4
S, p aoft
hastened to t sodrineeof the
poloe, andv.elatn that odoue. to r ,
was no lle., The rewas,
formed that lbo emperor himselfespeell
sseotio " thae raid. The prince. bt
upon pOSbed4 that gamblihg oueai4,
at theolu, it 1 i believed the moneyft
Will i tetu d to the owners.
Grave Apprslrseteon Ovp the
rettira n odw itsrdayiaftern'qo
ialtisa tli t Albidied two hours I.
Hundreds of miners are anxious to re r
to work, but fear to do so, as th
threatened with death bylesoead the
strikers. Boses of pow nd petr4oen
with lighted fuees at hbed were found
the houses of svfalt blacklegs, Mrn.
powder or dynamite bombs were expio a
to-day in the halls o under the .tiep
houses where blacklsgn lodge. Nobody'*
killed, but a considehibe amount of dat
age was done and the gravest appresA-,
lions were excited in the Maar distrlet and
in this city.
Angry Confrontation.
PAUE, Jan. 7.-M. M. Baihuat Blonidji
Fontans, Cotta and Charles DeLea.ep
were examined simultaneously by Mashud
Irate Franquerville today. The oonfron.ta
tion of the men ledttevleheb ent alterca
tions, the noite of which dould be h
outside the court room. Magtistrate
querville afterward held a cohference with
the procareur general. If it shall be d· .
olded to proeeoute ex-Minister BAihut tH
government will lerave it to the chamber f
decide whether he shall be prosecuted fbbf
foree the senate or before the assie. ;r
Laying Up Gold.
VzmnxA. Jan. 7.-The Conversion syndi
oats has been formed for the purposseof
procuring aold for Hungary in antioipation
of currency reform. It consists of the
Rothschild firm of Vienna and Frankfort,
the Austrian Credit fonoier, the Hungar
ian Credit bank, Blesrbroeder, of Berlin,
and Darmstadt discontogesseleshft. The
operation will not begin before next fall
and will last three years. Austria is nego
tiating with the same syndicate for the
same purpose.
Armed Troops on the Frontier.
VALPAI.Uo, Jan. 7.-The correspondent
at Montevideo telegraphs that two battal
lions, armed with Meuser rifles, have been
rapt to the frontier of the Argentian.pro
vinbo Corrientes. The meeting of thi in
tervenor gwith the belligerents amounted to
nothing as yet, and it is not generally an
tialnated that a settlement will be reached.
It is feared that the federal troops will have
to fight before the matter is settled.
The Fight Was Scientifli.
AMSTERDA., N. Y., Jan. 7.-The fight be
tween Jim Dome, of Amsterdam, and Billy
Frasier for the 130 pound championship of
America occurred early this morning in the
presence of 600 sports. Alex Greganins, of
Bra ranoisco, was referee. The fight was
scientific. Dome knocked Frasier out in
the twelfth round with right and left
banders.
General Amnesty in Italy.
Roma, Jan. 7.-A decree of general am
nesty will be issued in Italy on the occasion
of the silver wedding of King Humbert and
Queen Margherite. Among the benefici
aries of the decree will be the Italians in
the United States who failed to render the
required military service in Italy.
Failed to Do Dfs Duty.
NEw ORLEANS, Jan. 7.-On Dec. 28 the
assistant district attorney sent a letter to
Chief of Police Gaster instructing him to
arrest Sunday law violaters. Gaster re
ported that he would not state what he
would do until instructed by the mayor.
'1 he following Sunday the assistant district
attorney found Emile Bauman's saloon
open and asked the chief to arrest him, but
Gaster said he would make report as usual,
and such report was actually made by the
district attorney. The latter filed infor
mation against the chief of polios, ohar.
ing him with misdemeanor in failing to
arrest IBauman. Trial of the case came on
yesterday. This evening the jury, having
failed to agree, was discharged. It is re
ported that the jury stood eleven to one in
favor of conviction.
Indignant at the Fake.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 7-A correspondent has
reached Asheville, N. C., from Bakersville,
the scene of the alleged bloody riot, after a
most trying and perilous ride through the
wildest kind of mountain country, through
snow drifts and a blinding snow storm,
accompanied by a blizzard. He declares
that there is no truth whatever in the blood
curdling story, and that the inhabitants
of Balkerrville are highly indignant at the
falsoehoods. The correspondent saw Calvin
tJuipes, who was said to be lynched, alive
and well, and declares that the Whitson
brothers, also said to be lynched, are not
in Bakeraville jail at all, but are at Ashe
ville.
P'robably le a Split.
TOPE.A, Kan., Jan. 7.-It is said the pop.
ullsts intend to try to have all persons
whose seats are contested excluded from
the floor of the house pending decision in
their esone. If they can do this it will give
them control of the organization. This
will not be submitted to by the republicans
and it now seems probable that there will
be a split and the parties separate and each
house set up for Itself. The supreme court
this afternoon decided the Coffee county
contest in favor of the republicans.
Free From ils Restraint.
Naw Yonx, Jan. 7.-The writ of habeas
corpus issued yesterday requiring Dr.
Steele to produce his wife in court this
morning on the ground that he was holding
her a prisoner in the Gilsey house, was dis
charged this morning. Mrs Steele's coun
sel stated that she had been released and
was now free from her husband's restraint.
A Summer Resort for Nale.
BALTriontO, Jan. 7.-Bay itidge, Mary.
land's great summer resort, will be sold at
austion Jan, 21, at the suit of the Union
Trust comoany, Philadelphia, and the Bal.
timors & Ohio railroad which held most of
the stock. The liabilities are $60,.000.
Rontt's itettring Message.
DauNna, Jan. 7.-This afternoon Gov.
toultt appeared before the joit assembly
and delivered his retiring message. It was
devoted almost entirely to a review of state i
aanoes sand the management of state lands
san puble lautilttlons.
NILL OilO WORK AGAIN
The President Will Resume the
Pragoigo of Law Within $
Year.
But He adA Mr. Miller Will Not
Again: Go Into Partner
State Dipi7tmeat [email protected] Will erve Hie
Caountr-Toe Othoer Will Go
Whenee. They Came.
WAsmtrcio, ean. 1.-Something doen
ito is nqwr,kh*oo abeut the future of pre
tdent Harrison and his cabinet after their
retirement fsom o~ ee on March 4 next. It
has already boen stated that President
Harrison wbuld retrrn to Indianapolis and
speed several mo the in that city in taking
a quiet rest and' .lproving the family rest.
dance that he and his son ussell and his
wife will probably occupy in the future.
1The president Will do some traveling after
heretires from ~fide, and will probably go
Wo Europe for a-two or three months' tour,
And upon his retmrn will visit California
ecoasionally. Within a year he will probe
ply restume bhis Iw practice, but not as an
active pacotitioner. 'As the present time he
only expects to sot- as advisory counsel in
large equity and railroad oases. He will
.pot gointo partnership again with Attor
nery General Miller, but the latter will form
partnership In Indianapolis with two
other attorneys. and his future will proba
bly be entirely devoted to his law practice.
Searetary Foster, of the treasury depar-t.
nt, will return to Fostoria, O,, and de
tehis time to his extensive business in
ests. which have been neglected some
at sripoe lhaame to Mr. Harrison's cabi.
It. SeoretaryFoter.would probably like
:much to re-enter politics in some
peoaty his principal ambition leaning to
'rds the United itates senate. Those who
oW the prevailing sentiment in Ohio
waver, are free in predicting that what
er hold Secretary Foster had on Ohio
lities previous to his entering Mr. Har
n's cabinet has all been lost by his
aneuvera during the last two years.
Saordtary' of State Foster, as is well
mown, will not retire from government
+rvlce, but will sesume his old position as
counsel for the government in big interna
tonal oases. He will leave the state de
i.rtmbnt about Feb. 1, and will go direct
to Paris to take part in the Bering sea con
fotence as one of the representatives of this
gdvernment. It is understood that Presi
dent Harrison will appoint no one to the
Vaanoy made by the retirement of Foster,
but that Assistant Secretary Wharton will
be ated to act as secretary from Feb.
Secoretary Noble, of the interior depart
ment, will return to St. Louis and take up
his law practicewhere it was left off when
he was appointed by President Harrison to
his present position in official life.
Postmaster General Wanamaker will re
turn to Philadelphia and devote his time to
his mercantile business in connection with
several other large moneyed transactions
that he has on hand.
Secretary of Agriculture Rusk will return
immediately to Viroqua. Wis., and will de
vote his attention to his big farm near thas
place. Thereare somepeople in Wisconsin
who are of the opinion that Mr. Rusk may
be trotted out as the next republican candi
date for governor in the Badger state. It
is believed by many that he is the only
candidate that can be brought forward by
the republicans who is able to wrest the
executive contrel of that state from the
democrats. At this time the officials under
the Harrison administration in offices of
lesser prominence have not all decided as
to their funture.
TO GOVERN ALASKA.
Bill Introduced for That Purpose by Sena
tor Platt.
WASHmINTOx. Jan. 7.-A bill to provide a
temporary government for Alaska was in
troduced in the senate this morning by
Platt. It provides for a seat of govern
ment at Sitka. The exeeutive power is to
be vested in a governor and secretary. The
territory is designated as one judioial dis
trict with a resident district judge, who is
required to hold at least two terms annu
ally, one each at Bitka and Juneau. The
bill directs the president to appoint seven
commissioners with the powers of county
judges at an annual salary of $2,000 each.
Other minor officers are provided for and
the general laws of the state of Oregon de
clared to be the law in the territory of
Alaska. The territory was declared to be a
land district and a suitable provision was
made for entries. Dealing in or manufac
turing liquors was prohibited, save for med
icinal purposes by licensed druggists. All
persons, including Indians, born or natu
ralized in the United States, residing in
Alnska at the time of the passage of this
nact, were declared citizens of the United
States, and no person who cannot speak
the English language in ordinary conver
sation will be allowed to vote or hold
electoral offices. None but the natives are
allowed to reside on the coast north of
Bering strait and in the interior north of
the Arctic circle.
Pomp and Ciroumstance of War.
WAsunGoroN, Jan. 7.-The secretary of
war sent to the senate to-day a communi
cation from Adjt. Gen. Douglass, of Mary
land, suggesting that congress enact a law
to provide for the encampment of 100,000
United States and state troops at Chicago
on the occasion ot the World's Columbian
exposition. The views of Maj. Gen. Soho
field are attached. He says urobably 5,000
regulars would be spared from the duties to
participate in the movement, and In con
neotion with state troops would equal in
numbers a large army and doubtless consti
tute the most interesting and imposing of
all displays to be made at the exposition,
but thinks the encamunment of such a large
body would make it difficult to find terri
tory for them and involve mnich expense
and require provision for drainage, water
supply, etc.
It will also be imposlible to give subor
dinate ofioers and staff officers, in the lim
ited time suggested, necessary instruction
to make the manenvers effective. In short,
concluded Gen. Sohofield, it is not believed
that for the purpose of instruction of
troops, the results obtained wauld be at all
commensurate with the necessary expenses
involved. Hence, if the proposed mnesusre
is carried out, it should be maiinly, if not
solely, for the purpose of adding a grand
and Imposing feature to the exposition.
Discussiag the Money Questlio.
WAsmo~or n, Jan. 7.-The house com
mittee on banking and currency discussed
this afternoon the bill to increase the olr
culation of national banks and repeal the
sliver puarhase section of the Sherman act.
Towusend, of Colorado, offered an amend
ment int the shar . of the btewart free coin
age bill, which was almost unanimously re.
soaed. Sro.ueal t enasrlveala, moved
-.oepniap the consideration of the repeal.
ang setioa until the oonelusion of the In.
ternational monetary conference. This
proposition was also rejected. The propo
sition of Cate, of Arkansas, to amend seeo
tfion ifour by providina for the coinage orf
all the silver bullion pow in the treaury
was reached, but not voted on. The com
mittee adjourned until Monday, when i is
ieotped some deMfite action on the bill
will be taken.
Suepeaslon of Immlgration Legal.
* WAsnrfrox, Jan. 7.--I response to the
senate resolution relative to possible viola.
tions of treaty obligations under the pend
ing Chandler suspeusion bill, the president
to-day transmitted to the senate the reply
of the seoretary of the state. The eeoretar
says he is not aware of any treaty whioh
specifically purports to restrict the right of
this government to control of immigration
into the United States. He is of the opinion
that the bill is not in violation of any
treaty into which the United States has en
tered.
Blatln Not so Well,
WAsmd rox, Jan. 7.-Blaine I8 worse to
night. Dr, Johnston visited lhim about
9:80 o'clock to-night and, found his patient
had un4ergoue an unfavorable ehange and
was weaker than for several daf. In reply
to an inquiry the doctor said at present he
was unable to tell the extent of the setba.k,
but hardly anticipated a change in serious.
ness tonight.
JACKSON DAY.
Observed by a Democratle Club of New
York.
Naw Yonx, Jan. 7.-The Business Men's
Demooratio association of New York oele
brated Jackson day to-day by a banquet at
pelmronioo's. Over 200
members of the asso
elation were present,
besides a number of
distinguished demo
crate trom all over the
country. President J.
Edward Simpson pre
sided. On his right
sat Congressman Will
iam C. P. Brooken
ridge, of Kentucky,
and on his left William
F. Harrity, chairman
of the democratic na
t i on a l committee. JACxsON.
Other auests were ,xGov. Campbell. of
Ohio; Congreseman Harter, of Ohio; Hon.
O. H. Potter, Hon. Charles P. MeCCel
land, Hon. James Hunter, Hon. William
Brown, and Hon. William T. McMahon.
The president at nine o'clock introduced
Congressman Breckenridge, who said:
"From Jefferson to Jackson our presidents
were men of the highest character, but
none touched the popular heart, none could
in any sense of the word be a leader. I
submit that the qualities of Jefferson and
Jackson reappeared in Abraham Lincoln
and are possessed by Grover Cleveland. It
is not in opinions held, not in acts done,
not in utterances added-for no four men
are lees alike in all these-but in the pro
found belief of their fellow citizens that
those opinions and acts and utterances
sprang from a sincere love of the common
good, a pure desire to give the country ser
vice without a trace of personal self-seek
ing,
"To Cleveland has come the opportunity
of the century. He came like Jefferson to
re-establish the principles of the constitu
tion. he came like Jackson to use the pow
ers of his office to carry out the will of the
people without fear of favor, without per
sonal prejudice or passion, as the leader of
all democrats, as the chosen chief of a great
and successful party, and thereby be presi
dent of the whole people." Other speakers
were ex-Governor Campbell, of Ohio; Con
gressman Harter, of Ohio, and Hlon. James
L Ford.
Annual Jackson Dinner.
BoseoN, Jan. 7.-The annual Jackson din
ner of the Massaobhusetts democracy was
held at the American house this afternoon.
About 350 representative members of the
party were present. The dinner was pre
ceded by an informal reception in the hotel
parlors. Josiah Quincy, chairman of the
committee, presided and with him at the
eoeakers' table sat Gov. Russell and others.
Those who spoke were Gov. Itussell and
Charles S. Hamlin.
BILLINGS FOR THE PEN.
The Capital of Yellowstone Onut for a
State Institrtion.
BrLLINos, Jan. 7.-[Speoial.l--At a large.
ly attended meetingof the citizens to-night
resolutions were passed urging on our rep
resentatives to use every honorable means
to procure the location of the state peni
tentiary at Billings, and a committee was
appointed to have charge of the matter.
H. C. Lovell, a prominent cattleman of
Wyoming, has just arrived from there and
asserts that recent sensational reports of
the killing at Big Horn basin are utterly un
founded. The country there is perfeotly
quiet and orderly.
Killed by a Falling Tree.
CorLUMrA FALLS. Jan. 7.-LSpecial.]
Yesterday Thomas Martin, a tie cutter.
was killed by a tree falling on him. He
was recently from Minnesota. A man re
cently passed a number of worthless checks
signed by Louis Smylie, on business men of
the Flathead valley. The checks were us
ually of small amounts on outside banks,
where time would be required to get le
turns. A nunmber were passed in Havre
and along the Great Northern. So far he
has eluded the officers.
Croker'e Opinion of Cleveland.
NEW YoK,. Jan. 7.--Sine Cleveland's ut
terance relative to Edward Murphy's can
didacy for the senatorship, Rlichard Croker
has steadily declined to talk. To-day he
spoke of it for the first time. When asked,
"Do you think if Murphy is elected Cleve.
land will take up a position hostile to Tam
many Hall?" Croker said he did not think
Cleveland would do so. "No," he said,
the wishes of tlhe regular democracy will be
respected by the assembly and Murphy will
be elected. Mr. Cleveland ts not the sort
of a man to turn on us because our candi
date to elected. Common gratitude would
be enough, for we did not turn on him when
he was vietorious."
Three Other Firmns Involved.
TOLEDno, Jan. 7.-The failure of the feh
firm of D. Y. Howell & Son, of this city,
involves three other fish tlrms-Wickaham
& Son, of Huron; It. C. Host, of Sandusky,
and Geo,. E. St. John, or 'Port Clinton.
' hle trouble started several years ago when
the three firms began carrying the sinking
fortunes of 1). Y. Howell & Sou. The total
assets of the four firms are plarced at $.00,
(1k), but under foroed sale would not bring
over sixty ier cent. 'lhe liabilities amount
to over $800,000.
Crop Short, P'rlces High.
Maxrimr, Tenn., Jan. 7.-E.G. .West, se-o
retary of the cotton bureau of the national
farmers' alliance has issued an address to
the order advising a reduction of acreage in
cotton planting. lie points out that a re
duction of crop this season resulted in a
marked increase in price, and insists that
cotton planters can secure fair prices overy
season by keeping production within rOae
enable limits.
GOSSIP OF WASHINGTON
Republican Senators Are Disposed
to Do as Little Work as
Possible.
Reconciliation Between Palmer
and Morrison and the Latter's
Cabinet Chances.
Carlisle Slated for the Tremasry, That
Seems Certain-Dan Lamont Will
uccosed Mr. Wanamaher.
WAsmo.rox, Zan. 7.-There appears to
be a disposition in the senate, on the part
of the republican members, to do as little
as possible pendlang the change in the ad.
ministration and the possible change in
the organization in the senate itself. A
leading republioan senator said to-day that
outside the appropriation bills there would
be little done.
"We are not disposed to ignore sanitary
legislation and that matter will be attended
to as soon as possible," he continued. "It
would be folly for us to pass any partisan
measures, for they would not go throuagh
the boose, and the calendar would simply
be lumbered up with a mass of bills that
could never become laws. Looking at the
situation from every point of view. I am in
clined to think we will do as little as we
possibly can."
The reconoiliation of Palmer and Morri
son and the report that the senator would
seek to have the Illinois legislature adopt a
resolution favoring Morrison for the cabi
net were pretty generally discussed. There
was a counter-report in circulation to the
effect that Palmer's support of Morrison
was only superficial This is denied by
rheo Morrison men and by allof the Palmer
men who could be seen. When Owen Scott
went to Cleveland he carried with him the
senator's message to the effect that it
Cleveland would appoint Morrison it would
be perfectly satisfactory to him, the sena
tor. In the sincerity of that message Mr.
Scott has implicit confldence, and he re
passed this morning his assertion of last
week: "That Morrison will be appointed
to the cabinet."
Carlisle has accepted the treasury port
folio. Renorts and counter reports have
been going the rounds for several days. It
has been useless to interview the senator,
for he has positively declined to talk on
the subject. A correspondent was told this
morning, however, by authority that the
senator had notitled Cleveland that he
would acoept the position. He accepts
greatly against his desires. as he prefers his
present place in the senate. Bus while in
New York last week the peesideat-aleot in
slated that it was Carlisle s duty to take the
the portfplo. The senatepromissd to let
Cleveland have a definite answer upon re*
turning to Washington. He talked it over
with his family. They advised him to ac
cept. Mrs. Carlisle was particularly argent.
and the senator gave way to their solicits
tions and last night sent his acceptance to
the nresident.
A member of congress who had a long
talk with Cleveland on New Year's day is
authority for the statement that Dan La
mont is to be the next postmaster general.
He said that Cleveland made up his mind
last summer to invite Lamont to become a
member of his official family in the event
of his election, but had him slated for the
navy department. When Cleveland spoke
to Lamont about it not long ago Lamont
told him he would rather take the postof.
flee, as he was, he thought, more qualified
to take that position than the navy, where.
upon Cleveland told him to hold himself in
readiness to sit down in the chair now oe
cupied by Wanamaker as soon as that
worthy exporter left. Lamont expressed
his appreciation of the honor and promised
to be on hand.
A petition to Cleveland was being circu.
lated in the house to-day asking that Judge
Culbereon, of Texas. be appointed to the
cabinet. It had received a large number
of signatures, for the judge is not only con
sidered one of the brainiest men in con
gress and the best lawyer in the house, but
is one of the most popular. When the
judge heard of the petition he demanded
that it be recalled. "It is not that I do not
esteem the acts of my colleagues and a cab
inet position," he explained. "but I believe
that the cabinet is so close to the pres
ident it should be made up of those whom
he prefers and that be should not be em
barrassed by requests from various parts
of the country. He knows whom he wants
and he will make hisselections accordingly.
If he wants me he knows where to find me,
hut I shall not embarrass him by seeking a
cabinet position, nor permit my friends to
seek it for me."
The Prelates at Peace.
New YoaK, Jan. 7.-"There is no breach
to-day between Mgr. Satolli, delegate to
this country and the archbishops," says a
Philadelphia dispatch to the Times, "but
there was four weeks ago, and it was of so
serious character that an open clash of
authority was threatened. The difference
was due to a mleunderstanding as to the
purpose and sco~e of the delegates' mis
sion and the day he landed in New York
the American archbishops were disposed to
resent his coming. He, however, was given
courteous greeting, because he came from
Rome, and during all the dissension his
his presence has since caused the aron
lishops have arown more willing every day
to support and uphold him in the diffelt
position he ocaupied." The above is the
gist of an interview with Archbishop itya,
who entertained Satolls at Philadelphia.
WIll Fiught for Their Hlomes.
POMONA, Cal., Jan. 7.--There Is likely to
be bloodshed on soetion thirty-six, town
ship one, Los Angeles county. The state
sold the land to settlers, who improved it
to the value of about $200,000. Hooently
the secretary of the interior decided that
the state never never owned the section, as
it had received other land in lieu thereof.
Under the decision parties from Los An
geles are trying to take possession. This
morning settlers drove such parties away,
who say they will return Monday strong
enough to take and hold posseesion, an
the settlers declare they shall net peaseably
do so.
Larruped the School Teaoeer.
JoanssowN, Pa., Jan. 7.-S. D, ZEllk,
principal of the Seventh ward school, had
occasion to whip one of is . IpilI quite
severely this afternoon, It l alleed that
the punishmeant was exeessive and Uanwa.
ranted, which the principal denies. The
mother of the boy prooared a horsewhip
and attacked the professor savaly, .n
spite of his best effort to defend kfImtasi
she gave him a whipping belsde whill the
oastigation her son received was a loe ta
I he teacher was so hi4lr nmed a that
medical attendance was needed ntd -he4
still in the hands of a surgeon.
Eztenelve sheplittere.
D.nvara Jan. 7.-Otto Beloh, Grass
Wilson, alias Williams. John Ws epo, Mit
dni Williams and others have bee e
for shoplltifl Thoessd et
worth at eoods as bs

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