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VOL. XXXIII.-NO. 841. HELENA, MONTANA, WEDNESDAY MORNING. JANUARY IS. 1893 PRICE FIVE CENTS
GAN8 & 8 LEIN To-NIGHT the famous annual debate between chosen repre sentatives of Yale and Harvard Universities will take place in Cambridge, Mass. Each of the two great seats of learning will be represented by three orators, selected because regarded as the ablest debaters in their respective universities. They will discuss the question "Resolved that the freedom of the railroads be further limited by national legislation." Soffetbing1 Which will appeal to every prospective purchaser who seeks goods of first-class quality, manufacture and price, and who looks for values which are real and not fictitious, is our present announcement. * *For. A period which may be nec essary to sell the garments, we advertise a REDUCTION OF TEN (10) PER CENT. ON ALL CLOTHING in our es tablishment. Nothing Can equal this offer. Our goods are NEW, STYLISH, DURABLE and TAILOR MADE, HONEST VALUE, and MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES, which are inot altered for tho occasion. GANS & ILEIN TO STOP BUYING BULLION The Effoot of a Bill drdered Favora bly Reported to the Senate. Friends of Bilver Do Not Believe That It Will Become Law. A $lvely Meetlag of the Renate linance Committee at Which the subjeet Was Dleeessad. Wismnxorox, Jan. 17.-Perhaps the most important meeting of the finance commit. tee of the senate held during this congress, was that of this morning, which resulted in a decision to favorably report she Sherman bill to repeal the parchase of silver. Sub sequently Sherman reported the bill and it was placed on the calendar. The meeting was largely attended, every member being present, but Senator Jones and Senator Vance, who are ill. While a majority was in favor of the ac tion taken, vigorous opposition was mani fested by Harris, of Tennesee, and Voor hees of Indiana. Those who voted to re port the bill favorably were Morrill, Sher man, Allison, Aldrioh, Hiscock, McPherson. Carlisle. Senators Voor bees and Harris entered emphatic protest against the proposed action of the commit tee and would have been joined by Senators Jones and Vance had they been present. The meeting is said to have been interest ing. This is probably referring to the speeches made by Harris and Vorhees. They were out-voted, however, and the dis cussion will now be transferred to the floor of the senate. Senator McPherson said the bill is satis factory to him, although he would rather have his resolution reported. One featne which he did not approve is that which postponed the time to Jan. 1. 1894, but still he thought it afforded relief, for people would know that at that time at least the never ceasing inflation of currency would end, and the country return to currency and money not deceased. Teller and Voorhees do not be lieve the bill can pass and Voorhees is cred ited with saying that not ten demooratic senators will vote for it. BONDS, BANKS, BULLION. A Measure Introduced an the House Con cerning Them. WASHINoToN, Jan. 17.-In the house to day Representative Brossins, of Pennsyl vania, introduced a bill to authorize the refunding of four per cent bonds, increase the circulation of national banks, and dis continue the purchase of silver bullion. It authorizes the secretary of the treasury to issue ins meq not exceeding in the aggre gate $500,000,000 registered bonds, in the denominations of $50 or multiples thereof, redeemable in coin of standard value at the pleasure of the United States after forty years from date of issue, and bearing in terest at the rate of two per cent. Such bonds shall be exempt from taxation. The secretary shall dispose of these bonds by exchanging them for four per cent bonds now outstanding. Every national banking association that shall transfer to the treaenry bonds author ized under this act shall be entitled to re ceive circulating notes equal in face value to the par of the bonds so depocited, and shall in lien of the tax assessed upon cir culating national bank notes under the ex isting law, pay to the treasurer of the United States Jan. 1, each year, a duty of one quarter of one per cent upon the aver age amount of its notes in circulation dur ina the previous year. The law providing for the puiohase of eilver bullion is re SBenled. POOLING, PRO AND CON. Two Reports on the Proposed Section Allowing the Practice. WAsotNoTON, Jan. 17.-Mr. Patterson, of Teninepee, in the report of the majority of the house cormnerce committee on the bill allowing pooling, says the conmnittee is of the opinion that nuder the arrangement provided for pooling no harm will befall the public and opportunity will be given to intelligently solve this much mooted problem. Lind, of Minnesota, and Mallory, of Florida, represent the moinprity and report that they feel duty boond to protest egminos the pooling section of the bili and call at tention to some of their objections to it. They say: "The bill takes away the only 1 safeguard we have had heretofore against railroad extortion. The competition of water routes frustrated nisny, well laid schemes to oppress the public; this emt ar rasnement the bill removes. An annual million dollar bonus to the Pacisfio Mail steamship company to refrain from compe liut, may hereafter be paid in pueanance of law." in conclusion it is said to be unfair to the interstate commerce comminuion to subject them to the importuning sud pressure this bill will should it become law. Affairs of the Senators. WAauiNoroN, Jen. 17.-The McCarrochan bill resolved its death blow for the session in the senate to-day, nn affirmative vote falling eight short of the constitutional majority. The senate bill extending until Jan. 1, 18l04, the time within which pay monte may be made by sottlerr on fo feitel lands of the Northern 1'icilic railroad be tween Wallula and Portaind, Oregon, was p saied; also the bill for the abanudonment of Fort itridger military reservatiot, in Wyoniung. 1'cffer, of K~ansas, resutned his stretch in aupi ort of the joint resolution to amend the constitution so as to limit the p esidentiril ollice to Ont to in. lihe anti option bill was taken up and lior, repibli can, of Masnachuhstte. resumed his argu ment against it on the ground of its uncon - stitutionality. Further iinieout, against the constitutionality of the bill were made by (iray, of Delaware, Vest, of Missouri, and Platt, of Connecticut. Poeaifiice Aliktrs. WasmIniOoy, Jan. 17.- I he house com mittee on postothlces and pust roads today acted favorably on a number of uiportrnt me sures. The senate btll to claesife slid ix the salaries of railway r onatl clerks as follows: Fi et class, $800 per annum; Sec oud clars, $1 (Kl); thi a class, $1,h fourth el se. >il,:3J0; iifth class. S1.itsi; sixth ciaes. $l.tii., and seventh wlase, $hrKi. The iiil by W ileii, of Missouri, for tue louis~ifior tion of list and second class postolilces, and litut rwalarles, was also ordeisd favor ably repo ted. In atata Quo at Topeka. '1orr.AA, Han.. Jan. 17.-Thu committee yesterday to devise means to reach a settle. iwent of the diticulties which have divided the house. repirttd that it lad ben unusble to renoa an agreement, anti was discharged. I The settlement of the question of which is the legally organized house will be tested , in the courts. The republicans will enjoin the payment (if appropriations iade by the populist huse. THE MINERAL LAND CASE. It Has Net Been Negleetad sad Montana Will Be Well Represented. The Waeslngton dispatch to the St. Pual Pioneer Preas, sent out from the office of that paper Monday night and printed in Helena yesterday morning, to the effect that the came of the state in the Montana mineral land ase had been practically abandoned, eaused eonsidereble comment in Helena yesterday. Congressman Dixon and Hoo. Martin Maginnie were very in dignant at the misleading charaster of the diepatch. The people of Montana are thoroughly familiar with the amount of hard and persistent work eaeh of theme gentlemen have devoted to the interests of the ease now before the snereme court. Maj. Maginnis, talking of the dispatch yes terday, said: "There is nothing in it. It bears all the ear-marks of bein inspired' for political motives by a certain person who has just reached Washington and who, all throogh this case. has been the confdante, gossip and go-between of the railroad attorneys, and who echoes Mr. MoNaught's views in the matter. The attorneys for the state are Mr. B. W. Toole, who has filed a most exhanstive brief and argument, Mr. W. F. Morris, of the celebrated law firm of Mar. riok & Morris, the attorney general of the United States, Mr. Miller, and the attorney general for the interior department, Mr. George H. Shields, all of whom are ready to argue thetase when it is reached. Mr. Dizon volunteered in the case without recompense, and has joined Mr. Morris in his brief and argument. On the 16th day of January Mr. Morris teleeraphed that the case had been postponed on account of the absence of Justice Brewer, and I have no idea that it will be reached this term; but if it is the court will not listen to more than two extended oral arguments on each side. It is arranged that these shall be made on our side by Mr. Morris and by At torney General Shields." "What about the difference in the briefs?" was asked. "There is only one brief filed by the rail road people. On our side there are four. The argument and brief of E. W. Toule, that of Attorney General Miller. the ex haustive brief of Attorney General Shields and the joint brief of Messrs. M. F. Morris and Hon. W. W. Dixon. '1 here never has been a case before the court which has been more exhaustively, carefully and thoroughly prepared, or that will be better presented. Of course, the case on our side is presented from every point, as is desirable. Every theory of the law will go before the court. The fact is, we are ready in every respect to try the case, but we are in no hurry about it. The railroad side have been pushing from the first, while our policy has been delay. Just now, three of the jus tices who, from their opinions in other cases, we think might incline to our view of the case, are absent, Justice Brewer temporarily, Justice Lamar who is ill, and Justice Harlan who has eone to top resent the United States in the Bering sea arbitration. We are not afraid of the other judges, but we would like to have all sit in the case. Consequently we are not averse to having it go over the term. Anyhow we are ready. As to the legislative side of the question, the committee on public lands will not be reached until about the 14th of February, when Mr. Dixon's bill will be un finished business. In the senate the matter ts in charge of a committee consisting of Messrs. Dolph. Walthal and Sanders. Dur ing the attendance of Col. Sanders on this legislature the presumption is that nothing will be done in the senate." Major Maginnis willstart for Washington in a day or two to be in attendance both on congress and the court in case anything does come up. STATE NEWS. J. J. Hill and Party stop Over a Day a the Falls. GREAT FALLS, Jan. 17.-[Spe0ial.]-J. J Hill and party arrived here this morning in a special train. The party visited tbh Sand Coulee coal mines, the copper smelter and other points of interest. The special - left this evening for the coast, via Havrr a and the Pacific extension. Besidea Hill the party consisted of Samuel Hill. M. D. Grover, Cy Wellington, N. D. Miller, J. G. Moore, of the New York banking house oi - Moore & Scbley, Messrs. Adams, McCart ney and Duff, New York brokers; Clarkson Lindley. of Minneapolis; E. Nichole, secre tary of the Great Northern, and others. Burglary at Big Timber. Birr TiMaie, Jan. 17.-[Spre0ia.]-Buheh & Bailey's hardware store was broken open 1 lest night and about $200 worth of gone, revolvers, knives and silverware were stolen. It was evidently the work of old-timers, as the job was neatly executed. This is the first case of this kind that has taken place he e for years. As yet no arrests have been made. Vanghn-DeVee. MxeSnrLA, Jan. 17.-[Special.]-Robert Vaughn, the well-known capitalist of Great Falls and pioneer of Montana, was married this afternoon to Miss Ella De Vee, of Hel I ens, at the residence of L. Molinelli of this city, Rev. A. D. Raleigh officiating. The happy couple left on the evening train for an extended tour tin the Pacific coast. Made Justlie'nf the Peace. DozLnrAr, Jan. 17.-[Special.]-A. D. Mc Pherson wae to-day made justice of the peace, W. J. Staveuson, elected at last election, failing to qu rlify. ON PLEASURE BENT. But the Trip Was one With a Terrible Provrnr:Nee, It. n., Jan. 17.-Word has just rrnched here that a freight train crashed into a large sleigh load of people at Lnoedale, killing eight of the occupants and injuring a dozen others. A dispatch from Lonsdale gives the following names of killed in the accident: Robert Cook, Henry Dra. per, Annie WVlson and a young lady friend, name unknown. Mr. and Mise Gowan and tire driver of the sleigh, name unknown, all residents of Paw tucket. Sixteen were injured, ten believed to be ftally. The dispatch says tire cliching p nry from Pawtucket was returning from Woonsocket after enjoying a supper and rianoe, and while crossing the track near Lonedalo the locomotive of a freight train dashed into the sleigh, with the above result. Calumet Club House Burned. Clmlrrrr, Jan. 17.-The beautiful club ioune of the Calumet club at Twentieth street and Michigan avenue was totally de stroyed by fire this evening, cnsasin a loss of $8010,001, with $20.000 insuraice. . o rapid war the fire in its progress that se-rorly aiy of the eileots of tire club we e saved. Not one of tfes iany beautiful piintiut s ado Sing the walls were taken from the building. I Ire greatest exeite ni-lt was rcceeloned among the as vests, srxteeun of whom com d on the fifth floor. It is feared one or more were lost. iDr. Graves slay Glo Pree. DeNvira, Jan. 17.-The supreme court has grrmnted a new trial to Dr. Thatoher Graves, who was convicted of the murder of Mrs. Josephine Barnaby, of Pr ovidence, it. I. The slstea attorney who secured the con viction save the ease will nover be tried again and Graves will be released. GEN . R,' H, AYES DEAD. Having Lived the Allotted Days of Man He Goes to His Long Home. Brave Soldier in War, He Also served in Different OCivo Positions, Niastesnth President of the United states, Though Nil Bight to the Omlee Was Disputed. Jaontcor, O.. Jan. 17.-Gen. Rutherford 8. Hayes died at. 11 o'clock to-night, but information of his death was not known for Nome time later, as everything was kept exceedingly quiet in the vicinity of the tiayea mansion. Early report that the nditioq Qf the ex-president was impra, as nicely and that he was rest 51 easily . allayed suspicions, so he sudden announcement by Webb blayes that his father had just died proved I shook to all. From Mr. Hayes it is learned that the condition of his father took a sudden change early in the evening and rapid dissolution followed. His sick nees had been watched during the day and evening by Dr. Himlish and friends of the general, and as Is usually the case many pondlting rumors were afloat, hut an inter view early in the evening with Rutherford P. Hayes appeared to redace the facts to the statement that his condition was prun tieally unchanged. Members of the family had'spent the day quietly at home and nothing seemed to indicate that the death of the general was expected. Webb Hayes went to the bank where he le employed as usual this morning. The family has all a!ong been reticent concern. ing his condition and the attending physi cian has followed the same course. The exact seriousness, therefore, could not be ascertained. There seemed to be a great deal of anxiety expressed by friends of the family as to' the true condition of the patient. RUTHERFORD B. HATES. He Had Served His Country in War and . in Peace. Rutherford Birchard Hayes was born at Delaware, 0., Oct. 14, 1822, and graduated at Kenyon college in 1842. Heil parents emigrated from New England, and his fa ther dying, he woe adopted by a maternal uncle, from whom he ultimately received a I considerable fortune. He was admitted tothe' bar at Mariette, Ow in 1846, and entered upon praetice trot at Fre mont, 0., and subee- - quently at Cincinnati. n. i. u vie. The civil war having broken out, he was, in June, 1861, made major of a regiment of Ohio volunteers. Hit regiment was ordered to service in woetern Virginia, was subsequently joined to the army of the Potomac under Gen. McClellan, and took part in the onerations pertaining to the confederate invasion of Marya in September, 1862. At the en gagement of Sooth Mountain, just be fore the battle of Antietam, Major Hayes was severely wounded. Having recovered from his wound, he was in No vember, 1862, made colonel of his regiment, which was subsequently on duty in Ohio and elsewhere.. He way later made briga dier-general, and afterwards major-general of volunteers. In June, 1861, he resigned his commission, having been elected a rep resentaites in congress from Ohio, taking his seat in December. 1865. He was re elected for the following term, but resigned in 1867, having been elected governor of Ohio, to which office he was re-elected in 1809, and again in 18711. His repeated sne cess in Ohio induced the republican na tional convention in 1876 to nominate him for the presidency as a compromise candi date between Mr. Blaine on the one hand and Mr. Conkling on the other. When the eloetion had taken elace, it seemed certain that of the 869 electoral votes 184 would be cast for Mr. 'Iilden, the democratic candidate, being one less than a ma jority; 172 were equally sure for Mr. Hayes; but there were thirteen electors, in respect to whose election there were grave questions in dispute. In order to secure the election of Mr. Hayes, all of these thirteen votes must be counted for him, In this emergency, n bill was passed creating a special electoral commission of fifteen for counting the votes and he was declared elected. Mr. Hayes' administra tion was I conservative one. By the with drawal of all national troops from tho southern states he restored to them in its full entity the right of local self-govern ment, and thus removed, probably per manently, the "southein question" from general politics. The rrn ublioan senators, led by Mr. Conkling, vigoiously opposed his efforts at a reform of the civil service, eno that he was able to secure but little legislation upon the snajecc, the bill ,. ohibiting political .ases.-nent. on ollice-iiolcdera teing tlo, ccly meatore in that direction lrggmed. He wet able, how ever to set cci Ciddicclle in favor of the re foric by checking removals except for rciust, and by instilciting in the intorior dcc picrtmenct in 'Wabhirgion end in the irost office and costoc booust at Niw York ccom peertive exatninationse for tppoliitments. On March 4, 1881. he was succeeded in the presidene, tby Mr. (Ja-tield, and has since resided at his home mit Fremoni, Ohio. HIS LATTER I)A~5. Impresslous of a Journallet Who Lately Visited Hits Home. Frank 0. Carpenter, the well known cor. respondent, who recently visited Mr. Hayes at his bowe in Fremont Farm. writes of his po sonal appearance and home lifs: lie was of medium size, as straight as an arrow and his only sign of age appeared in the I white of his hair and in his brard of frosted silver. His blue eyes, which looked at me from under his slouch hat, were full of fire, and his choeks were rosy with health. He wone an overoant well buttoned uit at the throat, and he throw this open as tie en tered the room. 1 recognized him at once. It wite ex-P esldent Hayes, who is now more than 711 years old, but has as much vigor I as he had when he presided over the atfairs of the nation in the White House and who is as business-like now us he was then. lie is a live man in every sanse of the word and the world is not out of jouit for him. He is a good story teller, ont quote the speeches and words of others, aud can imitate the arcent of the charaoters whose utnversation he repeats. I found him full of busiiess, and upon telling him that I wanted to get some photographs of hiirsrIf and his house he gave tie a tnote for myself and photographer to Mrs. Webb linyes, telling her to let uas take pictures of any thing in the house from garret to cellar and gave ime an appointinent for my talk. 'The town of Fremout, where President Hayes lives, is one of the most beautiful little cetiea sen Ohio. It contains about 8,000 people and is a etty of beautiful homes, surconnded by largo lawns, which are filled with great forest trees. The streets are paved with brick and they are all lined with rows of great shade trees. President Hfyes' home is on the outskirts of the town and, in fact, as much in the country as though it were miles away from it. It consists of a great park of forest trees, surrounded on three stiles by a stretch of rolling country and on the fourth by the town. The president calls it Mcpiegel strove, and he told me there were thirty different varieties of forest trees in the woods about it, and these are inhabited during the sum suer by inure than fitly-two variottes of birds. The house is it twri-story-and-attic red brick, trolt in the Gothic style with a porch about 106 feet long and fifteen feet wide running across its front, and with many windows on all of its sides. It does not impress you at first glance as being a large houee sari the pres ident calls tt ao old-fashioned one. its is, however. I judge, more than 100 feet square and President Hayes has added to it from time to time until it most now contain more room than the White house. The walls in the rooms are covered with beauti ful pictures, among others a copy of the picture of Mrs. Hayes which hangs in the White house, and there are a few paintings by famous arsists hanging here rnd there. The hall contains some old furniture which has been in Mr. Hayes' family for genera tions, and a long clock which helonged to his grandfather stands in the corner. At the right as you enter is a little painting of the president when he was a boy, and there are photographs of himself, Mrs. Hayes and their friends everywhere. I doubt whether there is a family in the county who has no many photographs as that of President Hayes. He toli me that not long ago they had begun to count them but had stopped at 5,000, and he had no doubt that there were 10,000 different photographs in the boune. These riioto greobs are of all character and of all sub jects. Thousands of them relate to the president and his friends, and a great many of them are snap shots taken by his chil dren and by friends of the family. Many of his photographs represent Mrs. Hayes and he spoke of her most affection ately as he looked over them. Tha one he likes beat is that made by barony of New York some years before her death, and among his favorite pictures is one which be calls the Madonna picture. It is the photograph of a daguerreotype or painting of Mrs. Hayes at about the time of her marriage and it is wonderfully beautiful. The motherly face in the picture is inde scribable, and it is more beautiful than most of the Madonnas known to art. As we looked over these pictures I spoke of Mrs. Hayes and the president gave her the most beautiful tribute that a husband could make to his departed wife. He spoke of her kindness and said: "'She was, I be lieve, one of the most wonderful women the world has ever known. iShe could do more things than any woman I have ever met, and she did them all well. She had a most beautiful soul and she was the person ification of love. She was thoroughly in sympathy with the world and she was al ways doing some kindness for those about her. During the war she was the angel of many a camp and she was loved by the soldiers and by every one. She had more power over others than any person I have ever known." President Hayes has, in fact, one of the finest private libraries in the country. It numbecs about 12.000 volumes, and his col loction of Americana is one of the finest in the country. He bought at one time 4 000 volumes from Robert Clarke & Co.. of im cinnati, of books bearing on American his tory and American biography, and these the book publishers had been years in collecting. His books are classified so that he can lay his hands in a moment on any volume. and they are arranged on the ehelves by sub jects. I saw shelf after shelf filled with books on American history. He has about 1,000 volumes which treat of the late civil war, and he has books on the various states properly classified. He lies been it saver of intellectual products all his ilfe, and he has all the newspapers that be has taken in early life, and his attic is filled with files of the leading journals of the day. In these newspapers you can read the history of half a century of American life, and some of the cases of the attic era dr-voted to bound vot umes of pamphlets on all subjects, classi fled with great care. I asked Mr. Haves to tell me something about his daily life, and in response to a number of questions concerning it he said: "I rise with the son both winter and sum mer and coldorn use the gas to dress by. I dress and come down to my library and work from thatt time until breakfast. I think one's brain is clearer in the morn ing and I find this to be my best working period. I do all my work myself and pen answers to all my letters with my own hand. At eight o'clock I have my break cast and shortly after this I go to work again and write away until about 11, when I dron my writing for the day. I then take a walk and look about the place. 1 walk at least six miles every day and often more. It is about a mile from here down town and I make three trips almost regularly. I have my lunch at one o'clock and after it is over I read and walk about the grounds here. Along later in the afternoon I take a drive of several hours." At the battle of South Mountain sen. Hayes led the charge, holding his positioni at the head of his men after he received the rebel ball until be was carried feinting from the field. He wis distinguished for his bravery during the war and he was al ways in the front of hIs troops. and in the second battle of Winchester, where he was commander of one of tie brigades, he led his troops to the charge of is battery only to find housesf in it morass aouit itft yards wide, H1e was as usuti at the head of this brigade and he plunged into the morriis. but his horse at once became uoirid and eould not move. lie dismounted and waded across alunite under the enemy's tire. As roon tis he had reached solid gronid he waved his tint and signaled the m-en to conie over. Whrei about forty had jriined htimi Ie r aired u or, tire trttery arid took it itft ir it hrriiri-tri ira di uki a ilth tir, iuintesn. Its wit- miardri , trtrieniisr-genernsl siur t~y alter this, riru ati. t rrant espeaks of his bravnrry ini tiLmrsheis LEASING '10 AN ALILiN. A Legal Traneantiun i'rtor to the Act of iMarelh, I1884 Ilotsc, Ida.. Jan., 17. - Tho supreiue court to-day rendered a decision in the case of Ah Klee and other Chinese against A. C. Moetan. In 18S2 Junte Witt lensed some placer claims to Kleo and aseociatee at Elk City. Idaho county. McLean disposseseed the Chines' and jumped the claim. Klee brought mutt naaijtt Mclehan and Witt. McLenu demurred on the ground that Klee was an alien and thu dleurotrr was ens tatied by Judge Sweet. The aupremo court overruled Sweet's decitton and re Wands the oaee to the district court with instrtitiont to ovet rule the demurrer and permit defendants to answer. liee's possesaion, the court holds. was ae tenant of Witt and prior to the act of March, 1881, theM e was no law prohibiting the letting of a mineral claim to an alien. Nuntggted Cthtianttin Convicted. PItutranuro, N. T., Jan. ' 17,-The twelve Chinuattn who th es months ago were ar restet on a canal tout at house's Point as they were eUing suggled into this country from Canada. were tried before United Stetes tistriet Commissioner Wheeler to day. United States District Attorney Alexander atpeared for the government mud J. C. Thom. the Otimnec lawyer of Brooklyn, for the pritnuors. Nine of the Chinamen w, re settented to the Albany penitentiary for thirty days and upon their release to be deported to their native country. The othere, olaiming that they wire etudents, wee, diechurged. An effort will be made, it is said, to intoueat the Chinese ambassador at Washtulton in the cases of the nine that were scnteneed. THE WINTER KING REIGNS, His Dominions Extend Far and Wide, His Rule 13 Hard indeed. Snow Unusually Deep in Europe and the Weather Intensely Cold. Along the Atlantic Coast On This li1e the Oldest Inhabitant Can't Retcal the Like. Lotenow. Jan. 17.-Reports of extreme cold cooie from all parts of the continent. The harbor of Kiel is completely icebound. All over Germany railway traffilo is delayed and in some parts suspended. Between tome and Genoa railway communication is maintained only with the greatest diltioalty. In Vienna this has been the coldest day of the winter. Few persons ventured out, as the dazzling whiteness of the snow was al most onendurable. A person's nose or ears would freeze during fifteen minutes' walk. In the suburbs it was seven below zero. In the eouth of France several small railway accidents were caused by snow drifts No trains were run on the railroads between Castelnandary and Narbonne, Ohartres and Magny. The train which left Chartres Saturday night is still embedded in snow. High winds prevail along the coast of Spain. Many fishing boats were wreaked. Railway traftlc is snspended in Galiela and the Biscay provincee. All mails arrive at Madrid many hours late. Immense snow drifts are piled up along the Swiss frontier, so communication is la te r opted. In southern Italy the weather is severer than before in the last ten years. Ice forms in the streets and snow drifts along the hibhweys. A dispatch from Naples says Vesuvius and other mountains there. aboots are covered with snow. Phenominally cold weather continues throughout Austro-Hungary. Much suffer log is reported. Gypsies are the worst suf ferrors. A band of these wanderers were encamped near Koniggrass, Bohemia, this morning and sixteen of the band were frozen to death. At Prague the mercury was twenty-five degrees below zero eenti erade. A soldier who was on guard daty was found frozen to death at his post this morning. No Abatement of Severity. PAtrs., Jan. 17."-Very little abatement in the severity of cold weather has taken place here. A heavy snow-storm prevails. Snow is so deep that street traffic is at a stand-still. A number of persons have died from exposure. The rivers Seine, Loire and Loirette are frozen over, Abnormally Cold at Monte Carlo. MoNra Cfamo, Jan, 17.-Abnormally cold weather is prevailing here. Snow has been falling three days. The mercury reached the lowest point known for years. 0 ON THIs SIDE. The Weather Is Not Less Severe Tham la Europe. a NEW YOR, Jan 17.-According to the old f est inhabitants of Manhattan Island this e winter has not had an equal in point of se f verity for the past twenty-five years. The - worst of it is, the weather official here says, no thaw is is sight. The cold spell to-day extended from Maine to Florida. In Maryland, North and South Carolina, the present gen. eration has not before experienced such I cold weather or so much snow, and Ala d baos to-night reports a heavy fall. and I still snowing. At Newport, It. 1.. the inner harbor is closed and ice is fast encroaching upon the waters of the outer i harbor. Communication with the i torredo station is prectically shut of. - Vineyard sound is full of heavy ice and t navigation is not safe to sailing vessels a through Stonehouse shoals. Ice for five e miles north of Nantucket is heavily packed ,t in. A fleet of sound steamers from Prowl r. denee, Fall River and New Haven, bound d for New York. is blocked in ice of White e stone, and was unable to proceed this morn ,r ink. 'The Providence, of the Fall River line, a e side wheeler, came along and broke a new track through the ice and led the other steamers in a procession to New York. r Heavy ice piled into Delaware Breakwater d to-day and caused much trouble to g shipping. The German bark Pacific, r with sugar, was driven by ice on Cape Henlonin, where she lies in a leaking condition. Several other s vessels were forced ashore by the ice, which I is very heavy, and tuog find it difiloult work to rescue shipping. Much damage is apprehended it the gorge continues. Baltimore Under Ice lilockade. BALTIMORE, Jan. 17.-Baltimore is nude, blockade by ice. Only the largest tug boate can .work their way through, then only under a full bend of steam. 'lug-. boat men positively refuse to move steam era from their piers. We k in them is at a standstill. Oyster cormrisaion merihants yesterday received $l._) per Unaetl for oyeters of the kind known rs "iood straight ups," the highest price over kiown in this market. Want No New Terts. rj Cr.rvrr.ANu, O.r Jan. 17.-The Cleveland Presbytecran Union, composed of all Pres byterian churches in the city, adopted a nirrifeeto tonight do; reciting any efort to itoh use new tests of orthodoxy or to restrict the liberty hitherto endorsed by men who sincerely subscribed to the confession of ftitO. The union also expressed the belief that the interests of the church at large would be conserved by the cessation of ecalesiastical trials for heresy of men who airourely profees faith in the holy scriptures e an ounerring rule of faith and practice, and entre fidelity to the gospel of Jesus Christ as the son of God. The manifesto has reference to the rroposed appeal of the prosecution of the Brigge case. A rawn Treasurer short, UiiiraniiY, Cal,, Jan. 17.-Thomas Hanna, town irenaurer, rsshort in his accounte to e ' conesiderable amount. He gave a check on the BIerkeley bank for $6 600 to the German t aviuse and Loan bank. or San Francisco, in payment for electrio light bonds. The Berkeley bank refused the cheok, as the town had no money on deposit. Hanna says he has need the town's money in his own business and has no idea how his af fairs stand. He has turned property val ued at about $25,0JO over to his bondemen and an expert is examining his books, Will le Taken to ihvingston. ISr. l'ArL, Dec. 18.--[Special,1-Arthua Gardner, a young man with parents living in Minneapolis, has been arrested in that city on an order from Livingston, Mont~, charging hist with grand larceny. He will be hold to await the arrival of so oil ee fton Livingston.