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No. 13,427.' WASHIINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1896-TWELVE PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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BEFORE THE BATTLE
- Mark ana Predicts Sure Success
for McKinley.
HOYTE MLD LMM TO H
The Tariff Leader is in Cleve!and
Today.
WHAT HE REPRESENTS
Simel Dispateh to The Efening Star.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 16.-Gov. Mc
Kinley is in town this morning, and has
been in consultation with his chief polit
ical backer, Mark A. Hanna, during the
morning hours. The ex-governor has laid
down a rule which he has' been very suc
cessful in keeping, and that is, not to be
interviewed on questions concerning his
campaign. Mr. Hanna states today that
the Ohio candidate for the presidency ap
pears pleased with the progress of his cam
paign in other states, and that he is es
pecially gratified at the result of the state
convention In Ohio.
"The outlook for Major McKinley," said
Mr. Hanna. "i very flattering. We expect
that the Wisconsin delegates at the Mil
waukee convention will be instructed for
McKinley. Information has just reached
us that over half the --ounties of Alabama
have instructed for the Ohio man. I feel
satisfied that the major will have a ma
jority of the California delegates. All
through the west, where the sentiment has
not been heretofore crystallized, a sure and
steady growth of the sentiment for ie
Kinley has been noticed. This week con
ventions will be held in the states of Min
nesota. New York. Texas, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Massachusetts.
The opposition thinks that Reed will carry
Massachusetts. Morton. New York; Davis.
Minnesota and South Dakota; Allson will
capture Texas, Reed, New Mexico, and Ok
lahoma wil be doubtful.
"This is the plans of our friends, the
eremy, but," said Mr. Hanna. with a sly
look, "it will be Interesting to see how
well the plans j'ave been carried out at
the end of the week."
The opinion has been expressed amcgig
many that the sentiment of the republican
jifty toward the tariff had been noiiled
to some extent, but according to an ex
pression from Mr. Hanna this impression
is erroneous. Said Mr. tianna: "If Gov.
ey is nominated and elected the re
1 can policy of protection will be the
ame as it was In 1892."
What He Stands For.
"It seems Inexplicable that the leaders
are agninst the man who they all know
and acknowledge stands, more than any
other man, for the republican party, and
for the one great issue the party has to
go into the campaign. On the hypothesis
that the republican party always stood
for what Is best for the people, the gov
ernor stands for all that is best In the re
publican party. The governor feels as
sured of the nomination, and .s satisfied
with the way things are going. Whii lie
appreciates the fact that the popular voice,
,the voice of the manses, Is for him, he is
modest and Eays that the demand for him
is not due to anything In his personality,
but to :he issues which he represents.
9ks governor, I think, Is too modest, and
you know that there Is nothing in his
personality vhich can operate against
him, and there is everything In his I',
sonaMty to attract."
THE PACIFIC RAILROADS.
Repsesentattve Faver a no" From
Sioux City to N.orth Platte.
Several members of Congress interested
in the gioux City and Pacific railroad ap
peared before the House committee on Pa
et railroads today to give their views
upon the proposition recently made by Mr.
Coomb%. a Sloux City banker, reganing that
branch. fepresentatives Melklejohn of
Nebraska, Perkins of Iowa. Fletcher and
Towne of Minnesota were prepared to
speak, and presented petitions from many
towns, aking the consideration of a road
southwest froum Sioux City to North Platte,
which was contemplated in the original
Pacifte railroad acts. The advantages of
4such a line, as presented by Mr. Meikie
john, are that it would diagonal three sys
tems-the Northwestern, the B. and Mf. and
the Union Pacie nain line-gving an out
let to farm produce and the benefit of lake
rates,
It was the request of these members
thet the committee include provision for
the building of this branch In any general
bill it may report, and for the purpose they
a* that $4,000.000 be sold from the sinking
fu'nd establiahed by the Thurman act and
the proceeds invinted in the bonds of the
Uois City. Several questions were asked
the right of Congrm to divert the
fund to such a purpose, but Mr.
Meikiejohn contended that the sinking fund
was already invested In railroad bonds
wich would bring ifteen millions if sold
in the New York market, and that the
propiinwas merely to invest $4,000,000
in SoxCity conds.
3et aa EImpessihifltv.
Mr. Perkins made an argument to the
et that there was no foundation for
ihe .64 theory put forth by the projectors
of the Pacie roads that It was Impossible
to banld lines west fromnSioux City on ac
osunt of the geographical condItions. If
Congrssyes to give additional privileges
to diUnion Pacific by extending Its debts
it should embrac, the oprunity to right
the great wrong, for whia Congress was
reTups-a by whieb a great section was
shUt oe frem the advantages of the lake.
esmmerce.
Mr. Fletcher spoke on the sameO line, In
tediscussion inental to thehein
ChimnPowers held that the sinin
fund was a trust fund which could not b
applied to such a purpose, but Mr. John
sea of California made an argument that
the provlsion asked for oould be included in
any general bill involving the reorganiza
ion of the Union Paciflc. The point wes
satied that in case the government con
cluded to foreclose instead of extending
the debts fuslmoent of the proposition
would be impossIbia,
Mr. Fletcher said that no one in his sec
tion desired the government to go into the
ranlroad businese,
Mr. MeJejohn, in rpy to a qusinby
Mr, Arnold of Penn l a sadthat the
snetiment in bls state ws divided, prt
of the desiring foreclosure, otters
Saval Moveaments.
Thme Nay Department is informed of the
folnowing snovements of naval vesslei Al
Mense mileS frons Jasnaiea for Key West,
assfo Norfeik foe -New York, Thetis
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Monterey frons Port Aa1iWsnp,
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THE SUPREME COURT (
Dacisions in Several Important Caes
Handed Down Today.
Texas Land to Came to the United
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States-Central Pacifie Road,
Must Pay State Tax.
The case of the United States agt. ths
state of Texas, involving the ownership of
Greer county, was decided in the Supreme
Court today in favor of the United States.
Justice Harlan handed down the opinion.
The case involves 1,500,000 acres.
Chief Justice Fuller today handed down
the decision of the court in the cases of
the people of the state of California agt.
the Central Pacific and of the Southern
Pacific railroad companies, involving the r
right of the state to tax franchises of those V
roads. The railroad companies resisted 0
taxation on the ground that their franchises t
were derived from the national government
as wel' as from the state authorities, and
were inseparable. t
The court decided against this view, -tJ
holding that the railroad companies owe I
their existence as corporations to the state c
and that they are subject to the state laws
in the respect of taxation. The cilef jus
tiee said that the state franchises had never a
been merged in the federal franchises and n
that they were as legitimately the subject e:
of taxation as the roadbeds of the com- r
panles. h
Justice Field read a dissenting opinion. 9
He said the position taken in the majority 9
opinion was absurd and untenable. p
Justice Harlan also dissented from the r
opinion of the court. They held the fran- 0
chises to be derived from the United States v
and that the mortgages upon the roads held
by the government were the property of 0
the national government and therefore not 1
subject to state taxation.
The court today teversed the decision of
Judge Maxie of the Texas federal court in
the case of Consul Orrtales of Mexico, ask- T,
ing for the extradition of certain men
claiming to be engaged in the Garza in
surrection of 1I91 and '92. The Supreme t
Court decision has the effect of holding a
them subject to extradition. Chief Justice s
Fuller read the court's opinion.
The solicitor general entered a motion to
dismiss the appeal of Peralta Reavis from
the decision of the court of private land it
claims against his claim to the Peralta N
Reavis land grant in Arizona. c:
The solicitor general moved to advance
on the docket the case of the United States n
agt. Wong Him Ark, a Chinaman. who S
claims the right to enter this country on c,
the ground that he is an American citizen. Ii
He was born in the United States of Chi- t]
nese parents, and in 18t9 went to China. 1(
When he attemptel to return his landing o
was refused. The question presented is the ir
broad one whether a person born within the t4
United States of pareats who are the sub
Jects of a foreign power is a citizen of this n
country. The case affects a large number si
of other cases.
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WHAT SENATOR PETTIGREW SAYS.
The Sentiment in His County in 'for tl
Silver and a Western Candidate.
Senator Pettigrew has returned froni -a
South Dakota, where he has won a vic
tory over his opponenta In connection
with the selection of delegates to the St.
Louis convention. Mr. Pettigrew advo
cated the restrictive legislation as to rail- r
roads similar to that in force in Iowa, and u
this issue was made against his heading
the South Dakota delegation to the na
tional convention. When the issue was
made he went home to conduct his own
fight, and he has won out all along the
line. B
Speaking with a Star reporter about the A
sittation in the west, especially in South
Dakota, he said that the sentiment 'all
through that part of the country was e
strongly in favor of a western man for
the presidency. Allison, he said, had a s
great many friends, but they particularly t
want a western man without dwelling too
much on whom it shall be. The silver
sentiment, he said, was very strong among
the people of that locality. r
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SENATOR JONES BACK. r
He Says He is Confident of a Re- E
Election. 1
Senator Jones returned today from his 3
home in Arkansas, where he has been en- ti
gaged in a contest with Governor Clark b
over the senatorship. He says he was well
satisfied with the situation as he left it, tl
anti a dispatch he received upon his arrival
today was still more satisfactory. He is con
fident of re-election. ti
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MINOR LEAGUE MAGNATES.
Delegates to the Meeting Coming to
the City Slowly.
At a late hour this afternoon the only C
minor league base ball magnates who had t(
arrived in the city to attend the meeting to a
take action against the- classification as- j,
signed the minor leagues by the national e
board under the new amendments were Pat
Powers and John B. Day of the Eastern
League, Ted Sullivan of the New Haven .
club of the New England League and E. F.
Bogert of the Wilkeebarre club. A tele- t
gramn was received from Manager Barnie
regretting his inability to be present.
The principal objection seems to be com
ing from the Western League, and Man
ager Hickey, the rmngleader in the move- b<
ment, failed to show up at all. He is ex- o
pec ted to arrive later In the day, as are also
several other minor league representatives. T
A meeting has been called for 7 o'clock this ci
evening at Willard's Hotel, but in view of ti
the slim attendance it is possible that no T
meeting will be held. Nic Young, presi
dent of the major league, is not worried in
the least over the prospects of a bolt by the *t
minor league people. o
Aid for Steic and Wounded.
By direction of the Secretary of War, the Ii
special instruction in the dutIes of litter O1
F
aid to the sick and wounded, directed in
paragraph 1413, Army Regulations, will here- ti
after be given to ali enlisted men of the
army by their company .oflicerp, for at least i
four hours in each mmbh, CYomp~any corn
mnanders will be supplied from tne surgeon
general's office witm the Drill Reglations i
for the Hosptal Corps; and the surgeon of "
the poet, under the direotion of the post corn- I
mander, will thoroughly instuut such cap
tairs as may voiunteer' thierefor and all
lieutenants serving with troops in the pro
fessional knowledge require3,
Dtvideud Peelaued.
The con troller of the currency has de- u
clared a final dividend of 7% ;er oent in ri
favor of the creditors of the People's Na- *
tional Banik of Fayettovie, N, 0,, niaki
in all 72% per cq pn claims prove~
amounting to P114, .08,
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Ma'. MoAdoo's Return. ai
Assistant leoretary NeAdop has returned
frem Bright',s Post Officee -Va., wtbere he Ic
was mumimoneG by thle serious illnesq og
hisS wife's mother, The letter~is now re
garged as out of Gauger. Mrs. Mc~tdes
Natieng3 bath note. recevwG for regeup,3
use . a. PnaaW gp....um. ...epq.._
ENATE AND HOUSE
atters Transaoted in Both Branches
of Congress Today.
SELKIS' CUBAN RESOLUTION
'he Oklahoma Homestead Bill
Passes the House.
,AYARD CENSURE MATTER
Crowded Senate galleries have become the
le since the Cuban debate began, and.there
'as the usual full attendance today. In the
pening prayer Rev. Isaac Canter referred
> the prevailing unrest and excitement and
esought divine interposition for peace.
Mr. Elkins (W.Va.) made early reference
> the Ciaban question by offering a resolu
on directing the committee on foreign re
.tions before the vote was taken on the
uban resolutions to make a report to the
enate of all material facts on the subject,
:ating specifically whether a state of war
aw exlsA in Cuba, how long it has been in
cistence, how many men are engaged on the
mspective sides, whether the insurgents
vive adopted a constitution and organized a
avernmfnt, and at what place the seat of
svernment was carried on, what places and
arts are occupied by the insurgents, what
ghts the pending resolutions would confer
a the insurgents and to what extent they
ould affect our relations with Spain.
Mr. Sherman asked that the resolution go
ver under the rules until tomorrow, and
Ir. Elkins assented.
Mr. Call's Resolution Adopted.
Mr. Call (Fla.) secured the adoption of a
solution calling.on the Secretary of the
reasury for information as to the deten
on of vessels supposed to be carrying
ems to Cuba, and the legal authority for
ich a courso.
Mr. Palmer (Ill.) offered a resolution,
hich went over, declaring that the unlim
ed coinage of silver by the United States
ould subvert existilig legal and commer
al values.
Mr. Cannon, the new Senator from Utah,
ade his first speech, sharply criticising
ecretary Hoke Smith for the latter's re
mt response to a Senate resolution hs to
idlan lands. Mr. Cannon characterized
ie Secretary's course as discourteous, mis
a-ding and evasive, and protested in behalf
the west at the lack of information and
telligent act'on by the Secretary on mat
rs affecting the western country.
At 1 o'clock Mr. Lodge (Mass.) was recog
zedl for a spe(eh on immigration and in
ipport of the resolution for additional im
igratlon laws, an abstract of which will
found elsewhere in The Star.
Mr. Lodge spoke for an hour and was
Rllowtd by Mr. Pugh (Ala.) in support of
ze silver. amendment to the tariff lIll.
r. Pigh arguiol that ti.e economic trou
es of the United States were caused by
1 insuillient and congested currency.
THE HOUSE.
This, being the third Monday of the
onth, was suspension day in the House
ider the rules.
A resolution was adopted directing the
r-retary of War to make a survey and
timate of the cost of a breakwater at
arquette bay, Wis.
A bill was also passed granting to the C.
. and Q. Railroad Company, lessees of the
tchison and Nebraska railroad, right of
ay through the Sac and Fox Indian res
-vation.
A bill was p'ssed authoriz'ng the con
ruction of a wagon and foot bridge across
te Chattahooche river, at Columbia, Ala.
The Bayard Censure Resolutions.
Unanimous 'onsent was granted, at the
quest of Mr. Hitt, chairman of the com
ittee on foreign affairs, to take up the
,solution.s censuring Ambassador Bayard
or his speech at Boston, England, and
dinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday, at
30 p.m. In answer to a question from
Ir. McCreary, Mr. Hitt gave assurances
'at ample time would be allowed for de
Lte.
A bill was passed extending the limits of
te ports of entry of New Orleans. Mr.
:yer (La.) had read some resolutions of
is commercial bodles of New Orleans
,'otesting against the bill on the ground
tat it was in the interest of the New Or
ans and Western railroad, but he car
ed his opposition no further. Bills were
so passed granting to the First National
ank of Sprague, Washington, the right to
tange its location to Spokane, Washing
in; authorizing the construction of a fog
gnal at the north pier of Menomee, Wis.,
lid to iscrease the rank and pay of the
idge advocate of the navy, when appoint
I from the navy.
A resolution was adopted directing the
scretary of War to submit plans and esti
ates for the improvement of Fairport
arbor, Ohio.
The rules were then suspended, on mo
on of Mr. Flynn of Oklahoma, and a res
ution was adopted for the immediate con
deration of the Oklahoma homestead bill.
Oklahomna Land Dill.
The bill provided 'that all actual and
ma tide settlers on the public lands in
Irlahoma should acquire patent after five
'era' residence upon the payment of the
istomary fees without the payment of
te price per aere, required by existing law.
be Secretary of the Interior-'reported ad
reely against the bill and stated that if
ttlers were relieved from the payment
the purchase price (which ranged from
.25 to 52.00 per acre) the loss to the
nited States would exceed 315,000,000.
be government paid, or agreed to pay, the
diains, according to Commissioner Lam
'eux's report, $1,000,000. Both Mr.
Lynn and Mr. McRae of Arkansas ad
ieated the pasage of the bill. The latter
Lid the bill was practically a gratuity to
ae settler.,
Mr. Culberson (Texas) offered the follow
g amendment:
"That the public land laws of the United
:atss are hereby suspended until further
gislation by. Congress, in so far as they
ay effect the territory hitherto konwn
I Greer county, Texas.
Tili amendment was the outcome of the
noislon of the Supreme Court today that
reer county, Texas, belpnged to the pub
3 domain, and, theirefo'e, to Oklahoa
14d not Texas, and its desgn was tompre
tnt squatters from rushing into that
unty and entering lands under the reg
ar and lairs to the injury of bona fade
sidents, who ha~d purchased their lands
a the supposition that they belonged to
is utate of Texas, until Congresg should
wve an opportunity to consider legislation
meet thie unexpected conition resujlng
om this decision, Mr. Flynn, realising
Le urgrency of the case, accepted th~e
Th ilwsthen passed without di'va
21b. AgatoReagartaa LegatI.om
ron Paumgarttpa of the AuoNun,
irin 1egatio and his fanjily have Just
turne4 to Ibis city froin a vilit to Eu
'p3 The baron i an sttaohe of the legg.
m., and is not the m',nister, as has be
Goas 5W was *0 a.
ANTI-WELLINGTON M 0 V E
A Formidable Oombination of Maryland
Repblioan.
Politicians Who Are Opposed to Send
Ing Senator-Elect Wellington to
the St. Louis Convention.
Special Dispatch to The Evenag Star.
BALTIMORE, March 16.-A strong com
bination of anti-Wellington and anti-ad
ministration men is deyeloped throughout
the city and state, the aim of which is to
defeat the ambition of the Senator-elect to
go to the St. Louis convention as a Mary
lard delegate. The Gary and Malster fac
tions are conspicuous in this coalition.Wben
the republican state central committee
mee3ts Wednesday something may be de
veloped. This combination is particularly
strong in the city, and on the eastern
share, and despite the fact that Mr. Wel
lington as United States Senator will di
rect the disposition of the federal patron
age in the event of the next President be
ing a republican, those identified with the
combine are working hard to retaliate upon
Wellington for their real or fancied slights
incurred since his election as Senator.
Mr. Wellington was in Baltimore this
morning and told The Star correspondent
that the opposition did not intimidate him
in the least degree. He says he is conil
dent of being elected as a delegate-at
large, and conservative republicans here
expect to see him carry his point. Speaker
Mudd has not identified himself with the
anti-Wellington men, but is regarded an
advocate of the latter's election.
It is now believed that the struggle be
tween Mayor Hooper and the city council
men will be of a most protracted char
acter. The matter will be decided in the
courts, and in the meanwhile the demo
cratic incumbents will remain in office.
Mr. Thomas Towr.send, who succeeded Mr.
1. Freeman Rasin as ineurar ce commis
sioner, will enter into a contest for the
place with Mr. F. Albert Kurtz, whom the
beard of public works elected to the place
last week. Mr. Townsend claims that he
vnrs appointed for four years. a regular
term, and h' is not willing to be disposed
of in such a summary manner.
The present week at Annapolis promises
to be a very busy one. There is a tre
mendous amount of work demanding the
attention of the legisiatQrs. The two most
important b;lls are the elections bill in
troduced by Delegate Fennington of 13al
timore and the assessment bill. A num
ber of city capitalists expect to appear at
the state hot se this week to lobby against
the bill. An effort wtll be made by them
to prevent its passage or at least to modify
it.
SILVER DEMOCSAT UNEASY.
Stories of Contestim Delegations to
Be Sent tot Chiegopzros the South.
Silver democrats at the Capitol are
somewhat ureasy over a.report which has
crept in that the sound money men of the
south will send contesting delegations from
several silver states to Chicago, the object,
of course, being to prevent the silver men
controlling the eonvention by preventing
them voting in its organization. While it
Is not known how much faith can be put
in the report, it. .! seen how troublesome
such a scheme might be to the silverites if
the cortestants had fairly good grounds
for a tight.
The report may have gotten out from a
threat made by the sound money men in
South Carolina to send a contesting dele
gation. Tne ground they stand. upon is
that Senator Tillman, who will have the
regular state convention with him, has
announced that he will not aiRde by the re
sult at Chicago if it is unfavorable to sil
ver. The silver men there will be sharp
enough to get around- this, and prevent
ai.other delegation.
A similar story comes from Alabama, al
though there have been few threats to
bolt the party from that state.
It is now admitted by everybody that the
two factions at Cbicago will be almost
evenly divided. Neither side will have a
majority of over fifty or seventy-flve. The
fear of trickery and of-7all manner of other
thuirgs frightens the men of both sides
when they hear something. As the time
gets closer for the convention more cre
der ce is given stray stories.
With the alarming stories afloat is the
coristantly increasing belief that one of
two thir.gs will happen at Chicago-a bolt
of the losing side or a division into twa
parties, the last a repetition of democratic
history.
SIR STAFFOPD :NORTHCOTE.
He Says His Visit Iere Has No Poli
tical Signieance.
Sir H. Stafford Northeote of the British
parliament is on a visit to this city. He
was the grest of honor at luncheon at the
British embassy today. It was rumored
that he uas the bearer of important state
papers from his government to the British
ambassador at this capital, but this is posi
tively denied at the embassy. He declines
to see newspaper men; but wants it under
stood that his visit to this country is pureiy
perscnal, without the least official signifi
cance. Sir Stafford Northcote was at one
time chancellor of the exchequer, and was
a member of the joint commission en the
Canadian fisheries that assembled in this
city about ten years ago, during President
Cleveland's last administration.
Capt. Drew Rletim'ed.
Capt. Geo. A. Driew, thaird cavalry, has
been placed on the retired list of the army.
He served through the war as a volunteer
officer in a Michigan regiment and was bre
vettad reveral times for gallant and meritor
ious services on the. fiell of action. For
work done in the Shena.&iah and Richmond
campaigns he was by.evetted, a colonel of
volunteers. He entered the regular estab
lishmnent as a second lieutenant of infantry
in May, 1866, and beessne a captain of cav
alry March 20, 18T9. He1 stands No. 1) on
the lincal list. At the tknet of his retirement
he was stationed at the Jefferson barracks,
Mo.
His retirement results lin the promotion
of First LUeut. G. H. Mirkan, third cavalry,
to captain, and Second Lieut. Edward M.
Suplee, second cavalry; tio first lieutenant.
Vacant Naval iCadahips.
There are 125 cademihjpa at the Naval
Academy awaiting appoatitnent by mem
bers of Congress. These appointments
should be made beforeethe examinations in
May, All vacancies esitb after .Tune 30
next will be filled by 'the Secretary of the
Navy, who is compell however, to make
his selegtion from the oengressional distriot
in which the vac~ncy exists, In addition to
these vacynoies, the Pr1ent has at his dii
osal the appointment o one cadet-at-lre.
here are already over' sne lhundred applica
tiona for this poitwt. mostly from
tag sons of arx0da officers, for
wdoin this int~ et.oily op )rtu.
pity of e tering. tianviaanugh their
p*n hve nO su o anly-cngressional
The Navy m has lieen batormqq
that the top~ he manl== tower ot tite
Wallabout diuilyupttea days
oft'~
TWO KENTUCKIANS
Prominence of Carlisle and Black
burn in the Wrangle at Frankfort.
BOTH HAVE OIE DEOTED FOLLOAER
They First Came Into Conflict
Twelve Years Ago.
MAY CLASH AGAIN
The long wrangle at Frankfort has kept
Mr. Carlisle and Mr. Blackburn prominent
ly before thle country. Though so very un
like in everything. 'both are strong men at
home, and each has a devoted personal fol
lowing. Each has received during this con
test the highest evidence of attachment
that a man may exhibit for his leader.
Two members of the legislature have died.
the one a follower of Mr. 'Blackburn, the
other a follower of Mr. Carlisle. The repre
sentative from Nelson county, disregarding
the advice of his physician, rose from his
sick bed at the beginning of the session and
went to the assistance of Mr. Blackburn at
the caucus crisis. He died shortly after
casting his vote for his friend. A senator
frcm Louisville has just died, as the result,
his physician declares, of the strain on his
nervous system. He was the leader of the
sound money democratic opposition to Mr.
Blackburn, and had vainly striven to unite
the sound money sentiment of both parties
on Mr. Carlisle. His last act was to send
for his sound money associates and solemn
ly enjoin them to stand firm to the end.
In practical politics men do not often car
ry devotion to a leader so far. They take
many risks, but seldom that of life itself;
and this offering of life-in the one case
knowingly, and in the other case without
regard when the dread penalty was~ an
nounced-is an exhibition of as fine spirit
as the times can show.
Blackburn's First Senatorial Fight.
Strangely enough. Mr. Carlisle and Mr.
Blackbirrn collided twelve years ago, when
the latter was first elected to the Sen
ate. Mr. Carlisle had just assumed the
duties of Speaker of the House in the Forty
eighth Congress, and Mr. Blackburn, then
a member of the House, had gone to
Frankfort to contest for the senatorship
v ith Gen. Cerro Gordo Williams. General
Williams was standing for re-election, and
it was thought with .good prospects of suc
cess. The legislature was overwhelmingly
uemocratic, and it was a question merely
the measuring of one man's popularity
and managing power against another's.
General Williams was a tynical man of
his section, bluff, hearty, obliging, and
with scars from two wars. The planters
stood behind him to a man. He was very
confident of succes-too confident, ir:deed.
for his dfrgtnization was so poor that wbfn
Mr. Blackbqtrn-a much younger min, full
of energy-arrivd on the scene, he found
little difficulty in putting General Wgiiama
at once at serious disadvantge.
But there zppeared a thirl man in the
race-ex-Congressman Sweeney of Owerps
boro--who 3ucceeded in rallying nearly
twenty votes to his standard, and for weeks
a deadlock existed. Williams and Black
burn were very close together, with Sween
ey holding the balance of power. There
was balloting daily without result. Frank
fort filled up with politicians from every
part of the state, and business before the
legislature becAme hopelessly blocked. Mr.
Blackburn cast longing eyes at the Sweeney
votes. They were just the numner he need
ed to win. But they gently but firmly re
pelled his advances, and continued to re
cord themselves regularly for their favorite.
Carlisle's Name Suggested.
At last it was suggested that the dead
lock be broken by taking up a new name.
Why not Mr. Carlisle? lie was very able,
very popular, and now very eminent. His
election as Senator would not interfere
with his service in the office of Speaker, as
his term in the House would expire the
very day his term as Senator would begin.
The suggestion alarmed the Blackburn
men. They protested vigorously against
it, asserting that Mr. Carlisle's friends
were showing a disposition to gobble up
everything for him, and that in the
Speakership contest Mr. Blackburn had
unselfishly rendered Mr. Carlisle a good
deal of assistance. Some very pointed
telegrams passed between Frankfort and
Washington, and for several days feeling
ran high. ThErc was no evidence that
Mr. Carlisle himself desired to be Senator.
On the contrary, indeed, it was asserted
that he was entirely satisfied to remain
where he was, and that he was In no way
responsible for the movemcnt in his behalf
at Frankfort.
Mr. Blackburn finally won. The Sweeney
forces, unable to make any headway under
the Sweeney banner, and failing in their
efforts to induce Mr. Carlisle to enter the
contest, wen-t over in the end to the man
whose fortunes had so long been hanging
in the balance. Still, soothing as success
was, it did not for a year or two soften
the asperities that the long contest had
produced. The friends of Mr. Blackburn
stood aloof from the friends of Mr. Car
lisle and the two men themselves were
very far from being intimate.
The Clash More Serious INow.
This second clash has been in every way
much more serious than was the first. The
Blackburn men have held Mr. Carlisle
solely responsible for their favorite's un
happy plight,an] Mr.Dlackbutrn's own feel
ings are represented as being very bitter.
The next clash will come over the selection
of Kentucky delegates to Chicago. The
two men seem destined always to confront
each other.
WVITHOUT THE SIGNATURE.
The Joint Seed Resolution Beconnes a
Law.
The Senate joint resolution directing the
Secretary of Agriculture to purchase and
distribute seeds, bulbs, etc., as has been
done in preceding years, has become a law
without the President's signature, the reso
lution not having been returned to Congress
within the constitutional ten days' limit.
Secretary Morton refused to carry out the
old law and vigorously opposed the passage
of the present more mandator act.
Inasmuch as the joint resolution does nat
in words repeal the statute which the Attor
ney General and the Secretary of Agricul
ture contend prohibit the distribution of
seed, it is argued that it does not in fact
change the legal aspect of the case, or re
quire the executive officers of the govern
ment to change their policy in the matter.
Gen. Batehelder to Retir4 in Jae.
Brig. Gen. Batcheider. quarter'naster gen
eral of the army, will retire from active
service in June next on account of age, col.
Sawtelle, the senior officer of the corps is
generally regarded as his most likely sue
cessoP, Tb. only other Candidates Imar'ded
as having a chance of sleetion are VoL. Lud
Qington, statione& at Chicago; Coj. Moore,
at qe York, and Col, Weeks, stationed In
Twenty fourth-olpaa postmtesters wers ap.,
~pinte4 todn Qt th'ese fteeni were to
I~ J e!~1b ~ tons, thre
NEW FISH COMMISSIONER
John . Brice of aifornis Iominated by
the Presidslnt Teasy.
His Selection a Sarprise to the Of
Aelals of the Commilom.
Other Nominations.
The President today sent to the Senate
the following nominations:
State-John J. Brice of California, to be
commissioner of fish and fisheries, vice
Marshall McDonald, deceased.
Treasury-To be assistant surgeons ma
rine hospital service-Henry S. Mathewson
4of New York and Sherrard R. Tabb of Vir
ginia.
Postmasters-Joseph N. Wheatley, Ches
tertown. Md.; Tlomas A. Weger. Delphos,
Ohio.
The nomination of Commander John J.
Brice to be fish commissioner occasioned
much surprise in this city, for his name
has not been mentioned In connection with
the place.
Capt. John J. Brice of San Francisco is a
retired naval officer and is spoken of very
highly by Senator White of California. He
has given a great deal of attention to the
subject of fish and fisheries, and was recom
trended by the men In California interested
In the subject. He is also saki to be a man
of good executive ability. The place pays
55,000 a year, Is practically a life office and
is one of the most desirable of the govern
ment scientific billets.
Capt. Brice is a cous!n of Senator Br!ce
of Ohio. He was appointed to the navy
from Ohio in September, lib, as an acting
midshipman, ard he became a commander
May. 18I2. On account of physical disa
bilities he was retired February 1. 197b.
His disability was in the shape of chronic
rh':umatism, wh!ch prevented his service
at sea. He Is now a resident of Craig
Head. Cal.
The fight for the place has been a lively
one, and there- were fully a score of men
whose names were prominently mentIoned.
Some time ago It was thought to be reason
ably certain that the position would fall to
Major T. B. Ferguson, the minister to Nor
way and Sweden. who was formerly assist
ant fish commissioner. Several members of
the cabinet and a number of Senators had
candidates, whom they urged upon the
President, and the supposition is that Mr.
Cleveland. wearied of the turmoil, and
rather than antagonize any one faction, de
cided to name a "dark horse."
The law says that the fish commissioner
shall be a man theoretically and prac
tically familiar with the subject of fish
eries and the needs of the country in this
particular. Very little is known by those
connected with the fish commission as to
Commander Brice's experience in this line.
Some years ago, while he was living in Cali
fornia. Commander Brice obtained a sup
ply of trout from Col. McDonald, the then
oommissioner. and experimented with them
In a lake near an army post. He also in
terested himself as an amateur in acclima
timing pheasar.ts in California. The friends
of the disappointed candidates are disposed
to criticise the appointment, and there are
rumors of-a str=40t when his name
comes up in the _ite for confirmation.
CAPT. DOURKEPS TRIP.
Denied That He Was Sent to Caka by
the Departiment.
The fact that Capt. John G. Bourke,
third cavalry, arrived in Havana last week
has given rise to an erroneous impression
that he was sent there by the President as
a special commissioner to ascertain and re
port the state of affairs on the island. Sec
retary Lamont Is authority for the state
ment that Capt. Bourke was *not sent to
Cuba for any purpose whatever, and that
if he is there at all, on which point the de
partnent is not advised1, it is on wholly
private business. It Is learned at the War
Department that Capt. Bourke was granted
leave of absence to accompany his invalid
father-in-law on a cruise to the West
Indies, but it was not known that they in
tended to visit Havana.
In several recent cases the War Depart
ment refusd to grant army officers permis
sion to visit Cuba during the prevailing
revolution. .a the ground that their pres
ence mi,&ht he misunderstooL and possibly
provoke international complications. Capt.
ilourke was not told not to go to Cuba, as
it was not kiown that he intended goir.g
there. Inasmu-h as it is understood that
he will not r'rnain at Havana any longer
than Is necessary to establish his father
In-law in comfortable quarters, it is not
likely that the department will feel called
upon to take any action in the matter.
Capt. Bourke is well known here as one
of the brightest officers in the army. tie
has had considerable experience in fight
ing Indians in the southwest and the
Garcia guerrillas along the Mexican border
several years ago. It would therefore ap
pear that in case the President wanted ex
pert testimony in regard to the military
operations in Cuba, Capt. Bourke would be
an excellent man to furnish It.
CAPITOL TOPICS.
The Chammel to Baltimore
In rerly to a resolution, the Secretary of
War says the cost of deepening the south
west et annel of Baltimore to twenty-seven
feet would be 5524,287.
As to Arid Lands.
The House committee on irrigation of
arid landt. today decided to report favor
ably the bill Introduced by Mr. Hermann,
chairman of the committee, providing for
the conveyance of public arid lands to the
states and territories. This land is to be
disposed of to settlers in smali holdings, and
the money thus obtained to be used in
the reclamation of the remainder of the
lands.
Value of Carnal Companies.
In the Senate today Mr. Quay presented
a resolution directing the Secretary of War
to ascertain the value and oommercial
importance aif all property rights and fran
chises belonging to or claimed by the Ches
opeake and Delaware Canal Company, the
Delaware and Raritan Canal Company, the
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal Company,
the Atchafalaya Bay Company and of the
canals at the fauls of the Wiliamette river
near Oregon Cit. Ore.; also the coat and
piracticability of the improvement of the
Ohio river by movable dams or otherwise,
so that there shall be a depth of not less
than six feet; of a continuous inland water
'say from the Delaware hay to the mouth
of the St. John's river, Florida; of a ship
canal acrois Florloa, and of a ship canal
between Lake Erie and the Ohio river at
Pittsburg.
Salaries Iastead of Pee.
The Senate committee on the judiciary,
after a thiorough consideration of the prop
osition embraced in the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill to pay
salaries instead of allowing fees to the
officers of federal courts, has decided to
recommend the change bet will make
seveal amnendmentut bill as It comes
to it from the House. The provision
will also be considered by the committee
on appropriations before it Is reported to
the Senate.
,Judgeet teo- Mr. Perrins.
The United States Court of Cianus today,
in the case'"of Sarah IIL H. Perrins adlmin
Istratrix of the estate of Wimliam Pergi.
ssnut the United States, rerndered a
gtEsiit in favor of the cama~nnt for
$Pt.WT for extra 1work. &o.. in onnne
1ritt the construeli of the oater
"manbune built a nua t .. aew..
I you wat today's
news today you can %n
it only in The Star.
0
BRISTLING WITH GUNS
ne Kenetuky State Hen in de
Hands of DOp
off. Am-n
The Blackbum Democrats Furious,
With Rages.
A LIVELY SCENH4
apecal Diqatch to The sweig gar.
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 1I.--The statal
house has since 10 o'clock last night been
under guard by the state m=iitia. At 94
o'clock the clanging of the court home beU4
notifled the citizens of Frankfret that the
militia was wanted. There was a hurried
gathering of the members of the local com
pany and citisens generally. The mIst in
tense excitement prevailed until the Me-,
Creary Guards, under comimand of Capt.
Gaines. filed into -the state house. The sit
uation was even then not understood. It
became complicated m hen it bemme known
that Gov. Bradley had ordered to Frankfort
immediately both the Louisville Legion and
the Brown Light Infantry of Leiagnton.
Dkae-simer Et.
People stood about in groups discussing.
the probable cause ofesuch action on the'
part of Gov. Bradley'. Democrats declareu
that "it is a disgrace, outrage," while the
republicans gravely remarked, "When riot
and bloodshed are so imminent as has been
in the past three or four days. no more
proper step could have been taken by the'
governor." I
Past midnight the populace dispersed to
their respective homes, still in uneasy frame'
of mind. In a day coach at the rear of a
freight train the Brown Light Infantry,1
under command of Col. Gaither, Capt. Long
Miller. arrived from Lexington, and were
immed!ately placed on duty in the state
house yards. No one was allowed to pass
the picket lines unless he could give the
countersign. Consequently there was howl-I
ing when those citizens used to crossing the
state house yard each morning confrouted
a bayonet and were compelled to take a dif
ferent route to their destination.
Camp Pitcked.
At 7 o'clock Adjutant Sharpley took a
squad of men to the state arsenal and se-4
cured tents and cookinig utensils, which
where arranged In the rear of the state'
house. Supplies for the feeding of four'
hundred men at breakfast, dinner and sup-,
per were purchased, and the morning meal
cooked and eaten on the Laden lot, behind
the state house. The tents went up in short'
order. Before 10 o'clock the square was In
deed a camp ground.
The most intense excitement still pe.:
vails over reports that Impeachment pro
ceedings would be instituted in the Senate"
this morning against the governor.
Kept Jack China OeUt
Just before It o'clock Sergeant-at-Arms
Somers entered the lower door of the state'
house with the six assistants who had been
sworn in on Saturday. They were Jack
Chinn, Eph. Lillard, Jim Williams. John
McElroy, John Sneed and Walter Tharp.
When these men reached the foot of the
stairway they were halted by Capt. Gaines.
Somers said: "These men are my assist.
ants and I wish them to get in."
"They cannot go up," replied Gaines.
"But they are my assistants and I have
affidavits which show that they are entitled
to entrance."
"Well, they cannot go up." said Capt.
Gaines, and this settled the Matter.
The would-be assistants turned round
and walked out without attempting to force
thoir way up the stairs. '
As they started out Jack Chinn said, with
an oath: "WeL I reckon they will order"
out the regulars next."
Am Endignatien Meeting-.
'There was not standing room in the
court house when the indignation meeting
was called to order to protest against the'
action of Governor Bradley in calling out
troops. liayor Juian called the meeting
to order and made a speech, in which h,
told of his eonference with Governor Ba
ley, in which he had assured the executive!
that he would give ample protection, and
characterised his action In ordering out
troops as highly partisan and unbecoming.
a governer.
Ex-Attorney General Hendrick nomigatedI,
Judge Lye ander Hoard as chairman ftthe
meeting, in which he used caustic wors
on the action of the governor. Judge
Hoard took the chair and there was a
wild burst of applause, mingled with in
tense excitement. Speeches were made by'
COL. E. H. Taylor, O)llie Jamnes and other.,
denouncin~g the action of Governor Brad.,
ley in severe terms. The crowd continued
to grow and the court house yard at 13
o'clock was filled,
A Ceinequg'.
Senator Bronston last night, as soon aanit
became known that the militia had been'
called out, left his room to have a talk
with the governor. He proceeded to the
front gate of the state house, and was
about to go an, when the picket stopped~
him with the command "Halt."
"By what authority do you stop me?"d.
manded Mr. Bronston. I am a state sen-.
tor, and am entitled to entry."
"I am instructed to let no one in," replie4
the picket.
"I demand to be admitted," said Mr.
Brnnston.
The picket called In a loud voice, "Or.
derly sergeant, post No. 2."
When this officer had come the picket
told him to call the captain.
Mr. Bronston was then conducted to the
office of the gov'ernor and a spicy interview
followed. A-ljt. Gen. Collier ushered the'
senator Into the governor's private ofice..
He was engaged in preparing a statement'
for the press and was surrounded by sev
eral republican leader.
*The Geverame' Seen.
"Governor," said Mr. Bronston, "I have
just been stopped at the state house gate.
I desire to know by what authority these
soldier. are in the state house."
The governor dropped his pen. "By mine
sir," he replied.
Both he and Mr. Bronston showed a ves7
alight degree of nervousness. Continuing.
the governor said: "Information ins
reached me that a mnob composed of'thoaq
men who have been intimidating and to
nacing members of the legislature for b
past few days would attempt to te
charge of the house of representatives, in4
order to be ready to create a disturbance
tomorrow, and the further information hasj
reached me that It has been agreed upoin
that I should be arrested for threatentag
to call out the militia, and for issuing the'
order to the sheriff. Also, that you, sir,
had said that I ought to be arrested. I
have therefore called oUt the militia, not
for political purposes. but to preserve thue
peace and dignity of the comnonwealth.'*
Mr. Bronstca replied: "I denounc the
statement that I mnade the remark attr.
uted to ane about your being arrested or
that any egreemnent had been made to that
end as flse and untrue. I will gar, tou~
that a gentlemn did may tp me tonight bl
he had eanmann the statutes cn the s~
jet, an that in his epinios you eeund
tried for a emac to the senate, Now, ge I
ernor,. I urdestend you claima the tight ta
order out thea. trops withcut any reguest
from the eivil authorities."
Itmade Eta Geum.

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