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Tho G AWoi d Jr 0 Supt Art Dep Library of OoiigrM. TENTH TEAE. PH(ENIX, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, XOYEMUEE 29, VOJj. X. NO. 194. THE ARIZONA A FINANCIAL BILL Republican Caucus Com mittee Gives it Out. FIXES THE STANDARD The General Subject of Banking Was Not Considered The Committee Confined Itself to Carrying Out the Pledges of the Party and Endorsing the Administration's Financial Policy. Washington, Nov. 23. The financial hill nrcnnml hv thD rAnnhl ir n n rniinia uuiiiiiiu ice niiit.il uiei ill iiciiilii; .nj last spring was today inade public by the committee. The bill which will be presented at the next congress provides that the standard unit of value shall, as now, be a dollar and shall consist of twenty-five and eight tenths grains of gold, nine tenths line, or twenty-three j and twenty-one hundredths grains of ; pure gold, being the one tenth part of tne eagle. That all interest bearing ob ligations of United States for payment of money now existing or hereafter to . , , ,,..., St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 28. Leaders of be entered Into and all United States notes and treasury notes issued under the Chautaulua- movement in various the law of July 14, 1S90, shail be deemed parts of the country met at the South and held to be payable in gold coin of ern Hotel today and organized the Na- the United States as defined above. The report on the bill has been pre pared by Representative Overstreet of Indianapolis, who introduced the orig inal bill of the monetary committee in 1898, and has been distributed to each republican member of the house. Mr. Overstreet frankly admits that the committee "did not consider the gen eral subject of banking nor did it seek to arrange a complete scheme of fi nance but confined its recommendations to those subjects of most pressing de mand, as evidenced by the pledges of the republican party and the general policy of the administration." It was felt, the report declares, that the strengthening of public credit by I the removal of all doubt concerning the I policy and practice of the government relative to the unit of value, is of par amount importance. It is pointed out that there can be but one standard at one time. The report continues: "When the standard shall be permanently estab lished and all doubt of its stability is removed, the parity of all our money will be fully recognized and the kind of money in which payments shall be made will rarely if ever be a subject of dispute." FOUR CENT OVERALLS. The Grievance of Kansas City Factory , Girls. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 28. The 300 girls who refused yesterday to work fri the factory of Swofford Bros. Dry Goods Company, because the company would not pay more than four cents a garment for making overalls, tolay in vited the public, particularly ministers, to attend a meeting on Friday night at labor headquarters, at which the troubles of the working girl's life will be told. o MISSOURI DOGS. Paris, Mo., Nov. 2S. The Missouri Field Trial association began its an nual events on the prairies south of , here today, and the results of the week will be watched with great interest. More than one hundred dogs from Mis souri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Arkan sas, Ohio and Tennessee, all of them the product of years of careful breed- ing and training, will be brought into , competition. The big events are the open Derby, the Members' stakes and the All Age stakes, in each of which the entry list is unusually large. The following judges have been selected to , preside over the trials: Colonel Bald- win of Kans:i f'itv T- u:..i . ' J t ' i - iih nnnuu of Moberly, an P. H. Bryson of Mem phis, Tenn. THE QUELN'S DOCTOR. Married the Daughter of Rovelstoke. Lord London, Nov. 28. In St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, Sir James Reid, who for many years has been the queen's fa vorite physician, was married today to we Hon. Susan Baring, youngest daughter of Lord Revelstoke. Although the wedding was considered more pri vate than public there assembled for the ceremony a most distinguished company, including the Princess Vic toria of Wales and other members of the royal family. The bride, who was last year ap pointed maid of honor to the queen, is considerably younger than her hus band. She comes of a distinguished family, her father being the present head of the famous financial house of Daring Brothers. Her many distin guished uncles and aunts include Lord Cromer, the Hon. Walter Baring and Lady Suffleld. PACKING COMPANY'S PROFITS. International of Chicago Earned $148, 133.SS Last Year. Chicago. Nov. 28. At the annual meeting of the International Packing company yesterday the net profits of the business for the fiscal year ended October 31 were shown to be $118,133.88, as compared with a loss of $166,694.S2 in the preceding year. The money earned has been applied to the working capital of the company. That, however. leaves $16,282.84 to make up on the capital before interest pay ments on the debenture bonds can be resumed. HOTEL MEN ASSIGN. New York, Nov. 2S. Henry W. Purdy and George H. Wyatt, proprietois of lne noiei Meirouoie Oil l uau , I m 'i H o an aMifrnmpnt tnrlnv SHIPYARD STRIKE. Philadelphia, Nov. 2S. One hundred tolters and helpers at the Cramps ship- var(js joined the strikers today. o CHAUTAUQUA MOVEMENT A Sational Federation Organized at St. Louis Yesterday. tional Chautauqua Federation, the purpose of which is to unite more closely all the Chautauqua assemblies of the United States. The gathering was in response to the following call, showing the need of such a federation and its principal objects: "In view of the fact that the number of assemblies is constantly increasing and that the Chautauqua idea seems i to have become a permanent element in ! our American life, it seems wise to consider the formation of a National Chautauqua Federation. We believe it to be both unwise and Impracticable to l centralize such an organization about any one assembly, even the original Chautauqua itself. Any effective or ganization must take a representative form, in which all the assemblies shall have a voice, in which the policy shall represent the interests of all, rather than the welfare of one. A most im portant end to be sought is a defini tion of a Chautauqua assembly, with a view to determining certain minimum elements which must be represented in a summer gathering which is to be ' recognized as representing the Chau tauqua idea. "The two most important ends to be secured by effective organization are the arranging of routes for lectures, entertainers and teachers, the economy of expense by such systematic arrange ment, and the districting of the coun try for the purpose of spreading the C. L. S. C. work." o SILVER REPUBLICANS Regardless of the Democrats They Cling to Bimetallism. Chicago, 111., Nov. 2S. Members of the executive committee of the nation al silver republicans assembled here to day to discuss the outlook for the com ing campaign with former Senator Du bois of Idaho presiding. Others in at tendance included Senator Teller of Colorado, ex-Congressman Towne of Minnesota, Congressman Wilson and Shafroth and other national silver re publican leaders. . The members of the committee re gard the bimetallic issue as still the dominant factor and are of the opinion tnat tne next national fight can be won , ui jilu aim me mcu&o piiinoriii. I Former Senator Dubois expresses the opinion that the question of expansion will not be permitted to divide the bi- metallic forces, Tt is Probable that at the close of the meeting of the sil ver republican committeemen Chair man Town will issue an official state ment in regard to the action taken and defining the policy of the party for the coming campaign. No official statement has been made yet, but the sentiment of the members of the committee ap parently favored holding the national convention of 1900 simultaneously with the democratic national convention and the indorsement by the silver republi cans of the nominees of that conven tion. REESE SENTENCED. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2S. A tele gram from Fort Scott, Kansas, says John F. Reese, of the executive com mittee of the United Mine Workers, has been sentenced to serve three months and pay a fine of $100 for contempt of the United States district court. Presi dent Mitchell says he will appeal to the president on behalf of Reese. UTAH RESOLUTION Touching Upon the Practice of Polygamy. Senator Rawlins Will Raise a Series of Inquiries Concerning the Condi tion of the Compact Between His State and the United States. New York, Nov. 2S. Senator Rawlins, of Utah, for the present the sole repre sentative of that state in the senate, declared today that he would ask the senate to pass the following resoiu-! tion: "Be it resolved, by the senate of the United States that the committee on judiciary is here instructed to in quire into and to report to the senate, first, to what extent polygamy is prac ticed or polygamous marriages entered into in the United States or in places over which they have Jurisdiction. "Second, have polygamists or persons r: d to l:r.ve more than one wife lor, (tit.' in cHlca by the people of Utah and if ro, wa rv.eh election for the rurpecs of encouraging polygamy or in violation of any compact between the said state and the United States? "Third, have polygamists or persons reputed to have more than one wife, been appointed to office by the presi- dent, by and with the advice and con sent of the senate, or in a case where the concurrence of the senate is not re quired, and if so have such appoint ments been made in aid of polygamy or in violation of the compact between the United States and the state of Utah, with reference to that subject? Fourth, when, if any, steps should be taken or measures enacted for the pre- vention of polygamy in United States and in places in which they have juris- diction?" ; 0 j ILLINOIS FRUIT Conventions Of Horticultural Societies Yesterday. Freeport, 111., Nov. 28. The thirty third annual convention of the Horti cultural Society of Northern Illinois, ' which began here today, is the largest j meeting in the history of the society. The delegates assembled shortly after ten o'clock this morning with President J. L. Hartwc-11 of Dixon in the chair. After an address of welcome by Doug las Pattison the convention listened to the annual reports of Treasurer Wood ard ofc Marengo and Secretary A. W. Bryant of Princeton.' both of which showed the society to be in a flourish ing condition. The morning session concluded with the appointment of the usual committees. At the afternoon session papers were presented as follows: "Some Lessons in Horticulture from the Winter of 1S9S-99," by Prof. E. S. Goflf of the uni versity of Wisconsin; "Grapes Vari eties," by II. R. Cotta of Freeport; "Grapes Care and Cultivation," by S. G. Soverhill of Tiskilwa; 'Grapes Marketing," by C. R. Powell of Ster ling; "Potato Culture on the Farm," by Dwight Herrick of Rochelle. A large and comprehensive exhibit of fruits and vegetables is being held in connection with the convention, which will continue and conclude its sessions tomorrow. Marion, III., Nov. 2S. The Horticul tural Society of Southern Illinois began its twenty-sixth annual meeting here today with a good attendance of dele gates and visitors. Mayor T. J. Young blood welcomed the visitors and re sponse was made by J. W. Stanton of Richview. Reports were prerented by Secretary K. . Mer.denliull of Kin- mundy and Vice President H. A. Al- drich of Neoga. The papers and ad- urestes oi tne aiterni'on session dealt largely with the culture and marketing of the apple. This evening there will be a ti'.ik on southern Illinois horticul ture by Prof. J. C. Blair of Urbana. KILLED A U. S. MARSHAL. Hart.shorne, I. T., Nov. 2S. At Wil burton, sixteen miles from here, last night two masked - robbers knocked Postmaster Coe senseless, robbed the postoffice safe of $300 and while escap ing, shot and instantly killed United States Marshal I'eckcnbaiigh. The roblK rs escaped. FROM CAPE NOME. Fergus Falls and Pelican Men Return Home. Rapids Fergus Falls, Minn., Nov. 2S. D. M. Taylor returned from Cape Nome yes terday, bringing with him substantial evidences of the wealth of that now fa mous region. Mr. Taylor went to Alas ka about two years ago and was fortu nate in being within a short distance of the cape when the gold discoveries there first attracted attention. He se cured an interest in a number of valu able claims, in company with six com panions, and worked them successfully during the summer months, refusing an offer of $40,000 for four of the best of them. About six weeks ago it was discovered that the seashore was rich in dust at the depth of only a few feet, and the claims were quickly abandoned for this more promising field. The gov ernment refuses to give title to lands within a certain distance of the water line, and the beach is common prop erty. Mr. Taylor believes that at the time the winter set in. which was only a fBW weeks ago, fully 10.000 men were at work along the seashore, and many of them were making an average of sev eral hundred dollars daily. Each shov eled out his pile of pay dirt during the day and washed out the gold dust in the evening. Mr. Tayloa will return to the coast in January and take the first boat for Nome -in the spring. He an ticipates a great rush to that section at that time. Will Harris, of Pelican Rapids, who went north via the Ed monton route and has spent the past few months in Washington, recuperat ing after his terrible journey, accom panied Mr. Taylor home. PLAN IFthTbOERS Instructed to Hoiq Thssr Forces m the , fallen but $13,000,000, showing an in TC'6lfi6ri crease in her general imports from a ! the United States, and a decrease in the single item of breadstuffs. And Deal the English Vigorous Blows. The Present Location o? the Forces Under J onhert and Cronje Buller Held the Wires Yesterday. Berlin, Nov. 28. The Deutsche Zeit ung publishes the following dispatch dated Pretoria, November 28: "Presi- dent Kruger and President Steyn have instructed General Joubert and General Cronje not to split their forces into small detachments, but to strike vigor- ous blows. General Jourbet has three corps, one holding Ladysmith, the second com- manding the Tugela and the third cast of Estecourt in order to cut off the Britisn retreat. General Cronje's forces are aevmed into three contingents, one at Kimberly, another at Modder river, and the third in the rear of General i Me'huen" .. THE COST OF GRAS PAN. London, Nov. 28. General Buller has cabled the list of casualties in the bat tle of Gras Pan, now officially desig nated as the battle of Instin. It proves that the British success was heavily bought. The losses were 19S, including several officers. The war office has received the following dispatch from General Buller dated Pietermaritzburg. Na tal, November 2S: "Our last news from Ladysmith, November 24th, said all well. The message begins: 'Joubert ex plained the firing on the Red Cross flag previously reported. Have accepted explanation.' " Apparently the government is mo nopolizing the single cable work ing to South Africa, as up to 1 o'clock p. m. no news from the seat of war had been made public with the exception of General Buller's dis patches. This is particularly tantaliz ing at the present crucial moment. While the latest news is of a fairly re assuring character from the British point of view, much of it is assumed to be true on insufficient evidence. WALLOWED IT OUT An Army Transport Rolled About in a Typhoon. Manila, Nov. 2S. The transport Nan anense, with Lieutenant Colonel Webb Hayes and three companies of the ..rty-nrst infantry, has arrived. She narrowly escaped disaster. Officers n-.. . . . - o iui icic uays oaii- lne 'VVith buckets- T"o steamer was unseawol'thy, under manned and short provisions. j.ne engines broke down and she rolled three days in a typhoon, RECEIVER FOR UNITED VERDE A Move by Minor Stockholders' Self-Protection. icr New York, Nov. IS. Henry G. At water of the law firm of Atwater & Cruiksliar.k. Faid today that suit had been brought in the state supreme court for the appointment of a receiver for the United Verde Copper company at Jerome, Ariz., and the railroad lead ing to Jerome Junction from the works. United States Senator William A. Clark is one of the largest stockholders in the company, which is capitalized for $3,000,000. Mr. Atwater said the suit was brought for the purpose of preventing the sale of the property with a vi?w to the reorganization of the company. Minor stockholders who are interested in the proceedings fear that they are to be frozen out in the reorganization and have taken these means to b'.ock the deal. jTHREE DARK SPOTS Blots Upon llis Enlarged Com merce of This Country. Our Business With Japan. France and Canada Has Undergone a Decline. The Causes of the Falling Away in Each Instance. Washington, Nov. 28. (Special.) Three spots on the world's commercial map of 1S59 appear in unsatisfaetory colors so far as the trade of the United States is concerned. These spots are 'against the seating of Brigham H. Rob Japan, France and Canada. As to Ja- Lrts the Utah rnmrromn.it wVm pan and France, the explanation is ' simple; Japan is cutting down her im ports enormously, due to the adopt'on Ul lar"1 m:.aiy protective, wnue : ,. . . lit .i.i- . . . i look abroad for breadstuffs as was the case in 1898. Japan has reduced her purchases from us but about eighteen per cent, while from the world at large she has reduced her purchases thirty seven per cent. Fiance has reduced her purchases of wheat from us nearly i c u u r i . : i , i . . i r- It is with Canada, our next ooor neighbor, that the general trade ac count has a more unsatisfactory ap pearance than that with any other part of the world. This fact is the occasion of considerable comment on the part of British trade journals which are gleefully announcing that the Ameri can manufacturers are so busy wilh the home market that they are com pelled' to neglect that across the bor der, and that as a result the British manufacturers are making rapid gains in their attempts to recapture the Can adian markets. This assertion is ap- parently justified by the fact that the or comparison, save the story of Beth latest official statement of exports lehem. There is none other told in from the United Kingdom shows that heaven or among men like the story of her exports to Canada in the nine the Pilgrim. Upon this rock is found months -of 1S99 ending with September ed our house. Let the rains descend were 5,004,850, against 4,40S,1S1 in . and the floods come and the winds blow the corresponding months of last year, and beat upon that house; it shall not and 3,875,335 in the corresponding , fall. The saying of our prophet our I months of 1S97; while our own state ment of exports to Canada shows a to tal in the nine months ending with September of $63,026,224, against $63, 932,654 in the corresponding month3 of last year. A detailed study of the export tables of the treasury bureau of statistics shows that the reduction in our ex ports to Canada in 18J9 relates in but very few cases to manufactures and is almost exclusively in agricurtui al pro ducts in which there has been a gen eral reduction in the demands upon us from abroad due to better crops in other parts of the world. Exports of wheat to Canada in the nine months ending with September, 1899, were but $1,738,342 in value, against $4,437,653 in the corresponding months of last year; corn, $3,913,223, against $7,592,001 last year, and flour, $S13,436, against $2 961, 735 last year, thus making a reduction in breadstuffs alone of $8,526,318 as compared with the corresponding months of last year, while the reduc tion in the grand total of exports to Canada during that time is but $5 3C6, 430, showing an increase in the other articles aside from those of agricul tural production. Even in these arti cles, corn, wheat and flour, it is probable that the reduction of ex ports for consumption in Canada is more apparent than real, since a con siderable share of these articles of breadstuffs passing into Canada is pre- sumably intended for transshipment and re-exportation. The bureau of statistics of the treasury department naa uuiuiB mo past ear maae re- newed efforts to obtain from oersor.s sending merchandise from the United States into Canada a specific state- mem oi ine imal destination of snip- ments and it is believed that much of the uHaivnt reduc tion in the exporta- tion of corn, wheat and Hour to Canada is due to the fact that during the pres ent year shipments of this class into I - Canada destined for Euroi-can ports j were so designated instead of being, as too frequently happened in former years, simply declared as exports to Canada. Aside from breadstuffs and provis ions the losses in our exports to Can ada have been trilling. Steel rails havj fallen from $1,4S3,3SS in the nine months of 1S98 to $1,122,4S1 in the nine months of 1S99; oil cake, from $51,022, to $30, 644; cotton cloths, from $770,774, to $479,472; cycles, from $553,511, to $510, 300; clocks and watches, from $314,509, to $2SG,932; and furniture, from $344, 371, to $298,918: while agricultural im plements have increased from $1,058,078, to $1,625,612; cars and carriages, from $128,153, to $563,379; sewing machines, from $113,515, to $143,057; boots and shoes, from $249,141, to $357,552; manu factures of tobacco, from $43,960, to $77,982; unmanufac tured tobacco, rom $721,325, to $1,IY77.422: sugar. from $3,644, to $187.50? while there has also been increases in numerous other ar ticles. . DIED OF HYDROPHOBIA. Westchester, Pa., Nov. 2S. After suf fering awful agonies for two days from hydrophobia James Gibbs, aged thirty two years, of Wiliowdale, died today. His wife is afflicted with the same dis ease at her home. Gibbs and his wife were bitten by a rabid dog about two months ago. MORE OPPOSITION TO ROBERTS. Congressman Dovener of West Virginia Against the Mormon. Wheeling. W. Va.. Nov. 28 Almost the entire membership of the Wheeling Ministerial Association, representing 10.000 of the Christian people of the city of Wheeling, last night called on Con gressman Dovener and protested ;s saja to be a Dolveamist. Capt. Dovener promised his aid in the crusade against Roberts, and said that if no other member introduced reso lution before the house to prevent the seating of Roberts he would do so. to HOAR AND EXPANSION An Utterance Made in 1895 That Has . Proved Prophetic. Washington, Nov. US. One of the clerks at the capitol, who spends con- : siderable of his leisure time reading ex pansion literature, has come across a speech by Senator Hoar, of Massachu setts, which he regards as quite re markable, in the light of the senator's more recent utterances on the Philip pine question. The past-age is from an oration delivered by Senator Hoar at Plymouth, December 21, 1895, at the cel ebration of the 275th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims. The speech was reprinted in pamphlet form in this city in 1895. In it, toward the-close, are found these words: "This is the one story to which, for us, or for our children, nothing in hu man annals may be cited for parallel Daniel is fulfilled. The sons of the Pilgrim have crossed the Mississippi and possess the shores of the Pacific. The tree our fathers set covered at first a little space by the seaside. It has planted its banyan branches in the ground. It has spread along the lakes. It has girdled the gulf. It has spanned the Mississippi. It has covered the prai rie and the plain. The sweep of its lofty arches rises over the Rocky Mountains and the Cascades and the Nevadas. Its hardy growth shelters the frozen region of the northwest. Its boughs hang over the Pacific. And in time in good time it will send its roots beneath the waves and receive under its vast can opy the islands of the sea." o GENERAL WOOD'S ARRIVAL He Does Not Know Why He Was Sent for. New York, Nov. 28. General Leon ard Wood arrived from Cuba today. He says he has no knowledge of the busi ness upon which he is called to Wash ington. Speaking of Cuba General Wood said: "The condition of Santiago is improv ing daily. We employ many men on ! public works, such as roads, etc. The j people are employed and contented. We have no destitution and excepting a period after the great storms and hurricanes we have not issued rations. : i have great hones for Hip p.tHv rlo- i-.nmt , r n. :; :.i. Santiago province wlth it3 wonderfuI ritn dcposits of ron coppep and zinc .i.u.i.min itic llllllllll IIIUlinillfA 111 ores, which are bound to add to the prosperity of the island." o : VICTORIA WILL RETURN VISIT. uvimvn, -o. i lie iiutll nil-" nounces that Emperor William has achieved one of the objects of his visit to England in having induced Queen Victoria to give a conditional promlsj to visit the Prussian court during the last week in April. NO CHALLENGE NEXT YEAR. But Sir T. Lipton Means to Come Aftel the Cup in 1901. London, Nov. 2S. Sir Thomas Lipton when questioned today regarding the allegation that he has determined to challenge next year for the American cup, with ,x schooner, said to a repre sentative oi the Associated Press: "I do not intend to challenge next year. But if I live, I certainly will chal lenge for 1901. Nothing has yet been arranged about a challenge, nor will there be until Mr. Fife has recovered. There is no truth in the statement that I have arranged for a Watson schooner. I have not discussed the matter with Mr. Watson at all." COMING CAMPAIGN Republicans to Open Con gressional Quarters. ABOUT GOLD STANDARD Representative Babock Anticipates That the Bill Will Pass the House Before the Holidays Rep resentative Tawney Talk of Ex pansion and Legislation for Sand wich Islands. Washington, Nov. 28. Representative J. W. Babcock, of Wisconsin, for four years chairman of the District of Col umbia committee in the house, came to Washington yesterday for the ap proaching session. He is one of the most interesting of the house arrivals of the week, as he has been chairman of the republican congressional cam paign committee for four years, is a member of the house caucus committee to frame a measure to legalize the gold, standard, and is supposed to have been very instrumental in bringing to a suc cess the candidacy of Gen. Henderson for speaker. "The republican congressional com mittee headquarters will be opened at once at the Hotel Normandie," said Mr. Babcock, "and will be continued through the. winter. This is the usual course we have followed in years past." Mr. Babcock indicated that the work would be of the customary preliminary character necessary in the preparation for a campaign. When he was asked concerning the prospects of legislation to establish a gold standard, Mr. Babcock replied that he was in favor of getting the law upon the statute books at once. He antici pated that it would pass the house be fore the holidays. "Y'our name has been mentioned in some quarters for chairman of the com mittee on banking and currency on ac count of the prominent part you took in the congressional campaigns of 1S9S and 1S9S," was remarked. "I have not talked with General Hen derson about committees," was the re ply. Representative Babcock said he was supporting Mr. Henry Casson, chief clerk of the department of agriculture during Secretary Rusk's incumbency, and ex-secretary of state in Wisconsin, for the position of sergeant-at-arms of the house. Mr. Casson is quite well known in Washington, having lived here several years. Representative James Tawney, of Minnesota, who was closely associated with Representative Babcock in Gen. Henderson's campaign, was also in the city yesterday, and has taken quarters at the Dewey Hotel. "The evpansion topic is out of date now," remarked the Minnesotan. "There is nothing in im perialism. The only question at present is one of administration." "Do you favor legislation regarding the government of the islands acquired from Spain?" "As far as may be recommended by the president," was Mr. Tawney's re-' Ply. "Should some form of government be provided for Hawaii?" Mr. Tawney was asked. He was one of the most ar dent of the annexationists, and made an extended visit to the islands, during which he carefully observed conditions there. At the second session of the last congress he made a strong speech for annexation. "I was in favor of the adoption of the bill framed last year," answered Mr. Tawney. "I think it ought to be passed by congress at the coming session. There is a great deal of uncertainty in Hawaii about the future (status of the islands. I have received a number of communications from people out 'there, declaring their anxiety on the subject. Quite a kit of trouble has resulted from squattenp on the public lands. Many people siem to think that the public land la s of this country prevail in the Sandwich Islands." "Are the people of Minnesota de manding a law fixing gold as the basis of values?" "I do not think there is any great de mand for such legislation in Minneso ta," answered Mr. Tawney, "but there is a very general belief that this is the time, when the country is enjoying prosperity, to place the currency on a stable basis." Mr. Tawney made it plain that he was heartily in favor of a strong enactment early in the session. CALIFORNIA FIRE. Sacramento, Nov. 28. A Placerville special to the Bee says a serious fire occurred in that town this morning.