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VOL. 37.—N0. IGO. SILVER SIDETRACKED The Bland Bill an Issue of the Past. A Vote on It Is Ont of the Question. The Cloture WiU Not Bp Invoked to Save It. Friend* of the Measure Grievously Dis appointed—Bland Aconses Speaker Crisp of Bad Faith in the Matter. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, March 28. —The silver question is an issue of the past, so far aa the house is concerned. The develop ments of today clearly indicate tbat the cloture will not be invoked by the com mittee on rules to assist, the free coinage people in forcing a final vote on the passage of the bill, and without such a decree all the resources ot parliamentary law will be powerless to resurrect it. It was not until tbe house had met and pasßed to the consideration of uninter esting routine business today that Speak er Crisp finally announced that the committee on rules would not deem it proper to report ruleß preventing filibustering and forcing a vote, unless a majority of the Democratic members should aign a petition demanding arbi trary procedure. Bland waa quite in dignant and insisted upon the rule, but the speaker was obdurate. Pierce and others at once began the circulation of petitions, but thus far have not secured more than iorty or fifty Democratic sig natures, although the work will be con tinued tomorrow. BLAND MAKES A STATEMENT. Bland, this afternoon, made a state ment to the Associated Press. He said: "When the rule was first reported Get ting apart three daya for consideration of the silver bill, I insisted that the rule should be a continuing order, to be con sidered from day to day until disposed of, knowing that three days could be filibustered out. Speaker Crisp replied that we ought to trust the committee on rules in that matter; that if the three days were filibustered out, without disposing of the bill, the com mittee of rules would report a rule preventing filibustering motions, and compelling a vote. The night of the laat day's debate, the friends of the bill determined to continue in seasion to Srevent the lapse of the legislative day. fyaelf, Pierce and others went to Speaker Crisp and asked whether if he thought filibustering had proceeded long enough to satisfy tbe house and the country, that the committee on rules would be warranted in reporting a rule by which all filibustering motions would be prevented and bring the house to a direct vote upon the bill. He aaaured us that he thought filibustering had gone long enough to demonstrate the fact, and that tbe committee on rules would report a rule to bring the bill to a vote. Laat Friday I went to the speak er's room, and Mr. Crisp advised the introduction of a rule to be voted on Monday, preventing all filibustering mo tions and compelling a vote upon the bill. He eat down and wrote out the rule himself. I introduced it at his re quest, and had it referred to hia com mittee, with the diatinct underatanding that the rule would be reported today. I never heard anything about his wanting the petition of the majority of the Democrate until thia morning when we ought to have been voting upon the order itself. A telegram iv the New York Herald thia morning, atating that ita correspondent had in formation from the highest authority that Speaker Criap would exact a peti tion before acting upon the rule waa the first intimation I had of anything of that chararter. When we found tbat the attitude of the Bpeaker had changed, it created confuaion and consternation among the free coinage advocates. They felt that they had been deceived and disappointed by the action of the speaker. The fact that the speaker himaelf has changed his at titude towards the measure aud de ceived his friends, caused a great many free coinage people to weaken, aud I see at thia time little hope of getting a ma jority of the members on a petition ask ing that the rule ba reported." CRISP DIFFERS WITH BLAND. Speaker Criap, when shown Bland'a statement thia evening, aaid he waa surprised that Bland had so far forgot ten himaelf and the true situation as to endeavor to mislead the public by auch statementa. In juetifying hia position, Criap aaid when the rules were being considered, he, in caucus, pledged the party that no rule Bhould be reported prohibiting filibus tering or cutting off dilatory mo tiona, except at the request and desb c of the majority of the Democratic mem bers of congress. A majority of the Democrats requested that a time be fixed for consideration of the free coinage IVI, but making no reference therein to any change in the rule. In responae, the committee permitted three daya. The speaker said, aa well as he recollected, Bland did want to incorporate a limita tion of the right of the houae to filibus ter, or wantedacontinuingorder.butthe committee determined that until the necessity for such a rule waa demon strated, they would not report it. The bill waß taken up and debated for three days, and finally saved from the table by the caating vote of the speaker. Criap said this tie vote was a great surprise to all parties, because when the original order was made it was gener ally understood that the majority for free coinage was from thirty to forty. WHY CRISP CHANGED HIS MIND. The majority of the Democrats voted against tabling the bill, and thereby demonstrated that they favored its pas sage. Speaker Crisp said he assumed that these gentlemen were in favor of rule which would bring him to direct a vote on tbe bill and prevent filibuster ing, and so believing he said to 'Bland that he bad no doubt the commit tee would report a rule. He also aaid toJßland that iv hia judgment there had been Bufflcient filibustering to demonstrate tbe impossibility of the passage of the bill without a mle to bring it to a direct vote. The speaker also drew the resolution introduced by Bland, still believing that those gentle men who voted against tabling the bill were in favor of forcing a direct vote on the measure. But after that time friends of the silver bill, aa decided friends as Mr. Bland himaelf, said the speaker, had come to him and aaid they did not desire the vote againat tabling the bill to be construed into a request that a rule prohibiting filibustering Bhould be reported; that while they favored the free coinage of silver and wanted to vote for it, they were opposed to any rule in a Democratic house which would cut off the right to filibuster. CRISP'S VIEW OF THE SITUATION. Speaker Crisp defined tbe situation to be simply thia: "If the majority of the Democrats in the houae desire the com mittee on rules to make a report which will enable the house to come to a direct vote on the silver bill, andif they signify tbat desire, the committee will make report. If tbey do not so signify, the committee will understand tbat the majority do not desire it, and the re sponsibility will reat with the majority of the Democrats of the house, and not with the committee." Ab to references to the 'apeaker'e op poaition to silver or hia duplicity, the speaker aaid he bad nothing to say, ex cept to recall that by his casting vote he himaelf prevented the bill from be ing tabled, and to state that, aa a repre sentative from Georgia, he favors and will vote for the free coinage of silver. THE FIGHT GIVEN IP. The Silver BUI Abandoned—House and Senate Proceedings. Washington, March 28. —The silver men had understood that a special order bringing in a cloture rule would be re ported to the house tomorrow, and tele graphed to all their men to be in the house tomorrow. Speaker Qriap said no special order would be brought in unless a majority of the Democratic members of tbe bouse sign a petition asking that a cloture rule be brought in. Speaker Crisp was asked by an Asso ciated Press reporter this morning if the report were true tbat the order would not be brought in unleaa a majority of tbe Democrats signed a petition. "That's my intention." "Then tbe silver bill will never be brought to a vote?" queried there porter. . "I don't know that that follows," re plied the speaker. "They have two thirds majority of the Democrats, and may get the majority to aign the peti tion." Mr. Bland, Mr. Pierce and the other ailver men were seen. Mr. Bland was very downcast over the news that he might not force to a vote the measure he has worked for so long. He admitted that the rebtort that tbe silver bill had met with a serious set-back, and one which practically meant its death with out a final vote, was well founded. But, he said, the matter waa not absolutely settled. Mr. Pierce waa a little more confident, but he and Mr. Bland said tbey would have nothing to do with the circulating of any more petitions. One of the other silver men, however, attempted to get signers to a petition of the nature suggested by the speaker, but met with poor success. For, aa already atated, thirty-five of the men who have heretofore voted for the silver bill, re fuaed to sign it. Among the number were Mr. Compton of Maryland, who not only declined to aign the petition, but gave notice that if any cloture reso lution ia brought in lie will vote againat it. The anti-eilver men are exultant over the changea in tbe situation, but the pronounced ailver advocatea are exceed ingly irritated and angry, and do not hesitate to indignantly protest againat the treatment they have received. They were co much riscouraged at the declar ation of the intention of thirty-five ail ver men not to aign any petition, that the effort to aecnre aignaturea to auch a paper waa abandoned, and no actual pe tition ia now in circulation. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. Although the news had gone forth that the committee on rules would not today report a resolution for the consid eration of the silver bill, the galleries were filled with spectators when the houae was called to order, and there' was an air of anxiety pervading tbe members in the chamber. The speaker laid before the houae a communication from representative Joseph McKenna of the third district of California. The communication was spread upon the journal. Tbe speaker also laid before the house a communication from D. D. Donovan of tbe sixth Ohio district, stating that on page 2030 of the Congressional Record he waa recorded as voting in the nega tive on Mr. Burrows' motion to lay the Bland silver bill on the table. He waß not in the hall when his name was called on this or any other bill. Aa his physi cian, Dr. Hazen, had given positive orders that he Bhould not leave his room, he waa obliged to write instead of mak ing an explanation in peraon before the houae. The apeaker atated that the correction would be made and the com munication waa spread upon the journal. On motion of Dockery, of Missouri, a resolution waa adopted calling on tbe eeeretary of the treaaury for information as to whether the present capacity of the mints waa sufficient to execute the authorized coinage. Mr. Blount, of Georgia, from the com mittee on foreign affaire, reported the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill. Referred to the committee of the whole. The floor was then claimed by and awarded to the committee on the Dis trict of Columbia. After passing a num ber of district bills, the houae adjourned. THE SENATE. After a number of bills of no general importance had been introduced and re ferred in the senate today, the senate, on motion of Sherman, went into execu tive session, and when the doors re opened, adjourned. TIN PLATE DUTY. The ways and means committee today decided to report favorably to the houae tbe Bunting bill reducing the duty on tin plate from 2 210 cent* to 1 cent per pound. TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1892. -TEN PAGES. OIL ON THE WATERS. Bering Sea Negotiations Pro ceeding Calmly. Salisbury's Last Note is Very Satisfactory. The President and His Cabinet Well Pleased With It. % The Kenewal of Last Year's Modns Vivendi a Foregone Conclu sion—The Question of Damages. Associated Press Disnatches. Washington, March 28.—1t is aaid on good aufhority that the president and hia cabinet are well pleased with tbe conciliatory tone of Lord Saliabury'a note of the 28th inatant, and especially as it ia held to concede the point that haa been the principal point of conten tion—the renewal of the modua vivendi of laat year for the protection of the seal fisheries. Thia alleged concession ia believed to be implied in hia proposition to agree.to a modua in caae the treaty of arbitration ia ratified, under the condition that each government shall guarantee the other for damageß incurred through the sus pension of sealing operations. One official, who has been consulted by the president in regard to the nego tiations, aaid he was probably pleased with Lord Saliabury'a admiasion that Great Britain would hold itself liable for damage resulting to the United Statea through the modua vivendi, in the event that the verdict of the arbitera is ad verse to Great Britain. It is said that, taking it altogether, Lord Salisbury's note is satisfactory, aa indicating a good prospect for an amica ble settlement of the questions at issue. Further correspondence will be neces sary to settle the method of determining the character of the damage claims. THE MATTER BEFORE THE SENATE. Lord Salisbury's last communication to the president, stating the grounds npon which he would consent to renew the modus vivendi, was laid before the senate this afternoon. In transmitting the paper to the senate the president added to the formal letter a statement that Salisbury's reply was very satisfac tory, and tbat he was preparing a suita ble response. The character of this response ii indicated briefly in the president's letter as being a substantial acceptance of Lord Salisbury's tender, with a few modification's that doubtless will be arranged Without difficulty. There can be no question that the recep tion of the communication haa largely removed any doubt of favorable action by the senate upon the treaty; and, in fact, when an adjournment was had, it was the general belief tbat the treaty would be ratified tomorrow. THE QUESTION OF DAMAGES. Much of the debate today waa devot ed to the question of damages that might be awarded by the arbitrators for or againat thia countiy. Senator George took a prominent part in the discussion of thia point, and, fortified by a number of authorities, proceeded to address the senate at length, one of the features of hie speech being his eulogistic refer ence to President Harrison's attitude in the negotiations. No specific prediction ac to the amount of damages waa attempted, but senators familiar with the subject cited figures to show that the poachers secured 05,000 sealakina laat year, which meant the destruction of over 300,000 seals, inas much aa only a small proportion of the total number of seals killed at aea are recovered. But it waa believed that not more than 16,000 akins were taken m Bering sea proper, and taking the valuation of $10 per skin, the damage we could rightfully claim for laat year'a operationa of the poachers would not be considerable. On the other hand the loss sustained by Canadian vessel-owners, admitting that they were illegally excluded from the seal waters, must have been much larger than our own. SALISBURY CONTRADICTS BLAINE. London, March 28.—-The correspon dence on the Bering sea question, printed here this morning, shows tbat Salisbury wrote Sir Julian Paunceforte February 27th, that he could not admit the correctness of Blame's statement that England waa responsible for the delay in settling tbe sealing dispute. He says the modus vivendi waa granted last year to prevent the entire destruc tion of the aeala, but hia government does not think such a measure necessary this year. Continuing, he says: "You are au thorized to offer the government of the United States the compromise auggeeted by the Britiah government's commis sion. A speedy decision is necessary, aa sealing vessels are already leaving port." SALISBURY NOT CONSISTENT. The Star, commenting on tbe Bering aea correapondence, Bays: "The dis patches do not give Lord Salisbury the better of it. He haa not been consist ent. Mr. Blame has. The Americana have behaved as if they genuinely de sired to protect the seals; Lord Salis bury as though he was afraid of offend ing the Canadians, whose only desire ia to catch seals." THE WARSPITE'S MOVEMENTS. Santa Barbara, March 28. —The Brit ish cruiser Warspite sailed from here today, her destination being Esquimault. In speaking of Bering sea matters, some of the chief officers said it was improb able that they would go to Bering sea, but would know nothing certain as to their movements until they reached British Columbia. Horribly Mangled. Stockton, Cal., March 28.—-The man gled remains of a farm laborer known as "Shorty" were found early this morning at tbe railroad crossing of the slough near French camp, four miles south of this city. The body had been cot in two, the lower half being wedged between the ties on the treatle, and the upper half lay under and to one side of tbe treatle, juet at the water's edge. The track walker reported the discovery, and the coroner's deputy gathered up the pieces. At the inquest this evening it waa learned that the deueased was in town yesterday very drunk, and it is supposed he started to walk to the ranch and lay down on tbe track. The deceased waa a German, about 35 yeara of age. IRISH FACTIONS. A Stormy Meeting at Cooper Union Last Night. New York, March 28. —The firet pub lic meeting in thia city of the Iriah Federation of America, the new organi zation designed to supplant the Irish National league, held tonight, was marked by disorder inspired by Par nellites who were preaent in large num bers, The police, to preserve anything like order, had to forcibly eject from Cooper union at least twenty men and women. The first sign of disorder ap peared when Dr. McGlynn came in, juat before the meeting waa called to order. Some one shouted : "Three cheera for McGlynn," and when ArchbishopCarri gan and other prominent gentlemen ap peared on tbe platform a storm of min gled hisses and cheera went around. Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, president of the organization, roee to call the meeting to order, but juat then a lank individual got up and yelled: "Three cheera for Parnell!" Then came an other etorm of biases. The police hustled the man out, after which Dr. Emmet explained the objects of the meeting. The existence of the new federation, he said, ia in full co-operation with the National Federa tion of Ireland and funds raised through ita influence in thia country will be tranamitted to the committee of the National Irish party and used for no other purpose than to defray the ex peuaes of the coming election of mem bers of parliament. Tbe full measure of home rule cannot be gained unless a full delegation waa sent to parliament. [Prolonged hieaea.J Charles A. Dana spoke, adviaing harmony. Mr. Brophy, of St. Louis, started to tell how Ireland could best be served, when Mra. Margaret Moore, a well-known Irishwoman who has been in Kilmain ham jail, cried out: "Yon can best serve Ireland by following Parnell." This created the wildest excitement, and the Parnellitea cheered themselves hoarse. Police Captain McCullough walked up the aiale and announced that any one who did not come to hear the speakers would better leave tbe hall. Mrs. Moore, with some trouble, was in duced to resume her seat. When Archbishop Corrigan appeared on the platform, the applause that greeted him drowned all attempts at biasing by McGlynn's friends. Between three and four thousand dol lais were subscribed for Ireland and reso lutions adopted that for the purpose of giving effect to the intentions of the federation, it proceed immediately to raise funds by subscription, and or ganize in order to secure, by legitimate means, for every Irißh constituency, active Nationalist representation. A PHENOMENAL PLUNGER. Howell Osborno Going to Take Some Money Out of Wall Street. New York, March 28.—Howell Oa borne is again in a fair way to carry out his uniquely expressed idea that he came to this country to take aome money out of Wall street. He won a turn or two, which old timers eaid was always to be expected from a man who knew nothing but truated to hazard, but with the daya his luck kept on until he ia now the plung ing wonder of tbe atreet. For the paat ten daya he has been short on the de clining market, and modest estimates of hia profits make them very close to a quarter of a million. Thia afternoon he afforded a lot of gossip for the speculators by appearing in company with a lady, whom he in troduced to one of the largest brokerage houses in the street, and who haa ap parently been guiding hia hand in hia ventures. No one seemed to know who ahe waa, though all agreed she was not Fay Templeton. Free Coinage Agitators. Denver, March 28.—The atate execu tive committee of the Colorado Silver league today isaued an address to the voters of Colorado and the United States. The address says the organiza tion is purely non-partisan, and its object ia to unite tbe voters of all parties throughout the west and south to secure, if possible, the nomination of a free coinage candidate on a free coinage platform at both Minneapolis and Chicago. They urge the commencement of work at the pri maries and recommend sending the best men aa delegates to the convention, and give notice that unless their re quests are complied with they will not support the candidate of either conven tion. Forged Paper. Cleveland, 0., March 28.—The friends of John Huntington have jußt discov ered that $285,000 of forged John Hunt ington paper ia afloat in the city, among the banka, traceable to the Paineaviile bank failure. It ia probable that A. C. Hord, Hnntington'a son-in-law, will leave for Europe at once to counsel with Mr. Huntington. . # Wind and Fire. McCook, Neb., March 28. —A heavy gale unroofed many small buildings to day. A prairie fire south of here burned Beveral thousand acres, and etopped when reaching the Republican river. It ia rumored tfoat Beveral farm houaea and some stock were destroyed, but nothing authentic haa been received. A Deserved Fate. Albany, N. V., March 28.—1n the senate tonight a resolution approving the action of New York's congressmen in opposing the free silver bill was laid aside. Tbe same resolution was also choked in the assembly. Lack of Business on Puget Sound. Seattle, March 28.—1t is stated that the Union Pacific will withdraw all its boats on Puget sound, April Ist. The reason assigned is lack of business. Justice Lamar 111. Washington, March 28.—Justice La mar is seriously ill, aud bis friends are alarmed. OVERAUS,BIXEN 6(JACKETS 111 f I! WEAR BETTER &ARE MADE KTTER, toflllEEillliirllEßlSE j e fjjmi ABovtTRftDE. MARK 13 on p;r,«r —S}—ADAPTED TO THE WANTS OF THE-&- MERCHANT, CLERK, MECHANIC, FARMER, LABORER, ETC. .'. We have this day been appointed Sole Agents for Southern California for the above celebrated brand of goods.. .*. Every garment warranted not to rip or money re funded. Our stores close at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 p.m. A DISTINGUISHED TOURIST. Tin Plata Works May Result from His Visit to Temescal. San Diego, March 28.—Lloyd Booth, president of the immense iron foundry and machine worka of the Booth com pany, at Youngatown, Ohio, who haa been at the hotel Del Coronado for sev eral daya, left for the north today. On Tuesday, he will, in company with United States Marshal Gard, visit the Temescal minea, and if the prospecta of the properties justify, he will erect one of the largest tin plate works in the United States in connection with his iron plant at Youngatown. Disappeared and Suicided. San Francisco, March 28. —M. Hacker, who for eighteen years waa engaged in the candy buaineea in this city, left here January 16th to purchase a store in Fresno. He left the residence of hia aia-. ter, Mrs. J. Homan, in Fresno, for thia city, and from tbat hour waa never seen < alive. He completely diaappeared, and there waa absolutely no clue to his whereabouts, until laat Sunday, when hie wife identified the effecta of a drowned man washed ashore at Mare Island, on Thursday, aa being those of her misaing husband. It ia supposed he committed suicide while temporarily insane. The Spreckels Sale Continued. San Francisco, March 28.—John D. Spreckels has confirmed the dispatch announcing the sale of the Philadelphia refinery to the Havemeyer combine, but says he is not as yet in possession of any of the details. Mr. Spreckels further aaid that the sale of the Philadelphia concern would have no effect upon the business of the refin ery here, which would continue as usual. Major McLellau Dead. Seattle, March 28.—Major Hayden McLellan, Puget Bound superintendent of the Pacific Coaat Steamahip company, died today of pneumonia. He had been connected with the Pacific Coaat Steam ahip company and the Pacific mail for twenty-five yeare. San Diego Sun Affairs Settled. San Diego, March 28.—The affairs of the -San Diego Daily Sun, which have been very complicated for weeks, were aettled today, Warren Wilaon getting full poaseßsion of the Sun property, as proprietor and editor. A, Tour of Inspection. Stockton, Cal., March 28.—Mr. Ertz and engineer Bogue left here thia morn ing for Merced in a carriage, to look over the propoaed line of the California Mid land railroad. Manslaughter. Wichita, Kan., March 28.—The trial of J. C. Adams for the murder of Capt. W. C. Couch, the noted Oklahoma boomer, reeulted today in a verdict of manslaughter. Sentence was not pro nounced. A Blazing Prairie. Julesbirg, Colo., March 28.—A prairie tire Btarted thia evening from sparks from a Union Pacific engine will probably prove disastrous to the farm era, aa the wind is blowing at a furious rate, and the fire is running fast. New suits at 125 W. Third st. Select from our large new stock and you are ' sure to be fitted. Getz, Fine Tailoring. FIVE CENTS. DENTAL PARLORS. 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Amos Abbott Must Pay $400 for Con-, tempt of Court, Yesterday Judge Smith of the superior court administered a severe lecture to Amos Abbott, who was arrested for con* tempt of court early in the week. Ab bott was subpoenaed to attend the trial of bis brother, and instead of obeying; the mandate of tbe court he went over to San Clemente island, from whence he was brought back by Deputy Sheriff Anderson. After giving him a lecture, Judge Smith fined Abbott $400, or in default of payment thereof 200 days'imprisonment, in the county jail.