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Explanation of the President's Chi
nese .Message. Washington', March 4 .—The Examiner to-day published a column explanatory of the circumstances which led to the pro mulgation of the Chinese message by the President. The investigations of Col. Pee, Consul General of China, at San Francisco into the Kock Springs massacre, convinced that officer that it was a cruel outrage, perpetrated by whitemen, whom he sup posed to be Americans, upon an inoffen sivej people. He so reported to his home government. Jlis report was forwa r ded to the imperial Chinese legation here and transmitted to China through the proper official channels. The instructions the Chinese minister received from his govern ment were startling. He was directed to demand from the United States a total dis avowal of the affair. Condign punishment capitally if killing could be proven. In demnity to the sufferers for their losses, to be paid by the United States. This was the ultimatum : It the United States re fused to comply with the demands the President was to lie informed that the Chinese government would immediately proceed to collect imdemnity from the American citizens in business in the Im perial Territory and withdraw its protec- j tion from them, which meant that they | would be notified to leave China j at once. Simultaneously with this I information came to the State Department i from some official source in London that Marquis Tsing, Chinese ambassador to the Court of St. James, was about to return ! home to take a high position in the Ini- j perial Council of State, and that he would insist uj>on stern measures being taken against the United States to mark its dis- | pleasure at the outrages which the Ameri can authorities permitted its citizens to commit against his people without any at tempt being made to prevent them or punish those who openly avowed their participation in them. This was the sit uation when the President sent his mes sage to Congress on Tuesday last. It will be seen that he denies the right of the Chinese government to demand an indemnity for property destroyed. This is the point upon which the instructions of the imperial council to the minister here admit of no concession. It has been known for a month past that the Chinese minister here is to return home very soon. It is learned that he will take with him the linal conclusions of the President in regard to this matter. These are simple facts, a critic says, from undoubted authority, and they are given to the country as aids to the comprehension of the President's post message in its full importance. j ! j 1 j I ! t i Kiddlcbcrger's Resolution. Washington, March 3. —Mr. liiddle berger offered a resolution, which was agreed to, requiring each Senator to report his private secretary on introducing a resolution. Mr. Riddleberger said that some men were holding tickets of admis sion to the Senate tloor who would not be admitted to parlors. Such tickets were so issued to people who received no pay ex cept admission to the Senate lloor, to black mail gentlemen and to libel them in their newspapers. Kiddleberger said he knew of a case in point. We know what had been said in the House of Representatives about Eads being on the iloorof that house. He asked if it were permissable for him (Mr. Kiddleberger) to state that while Eads had not been on the floor of the Senate he had had three henchmen there, two representatives of Republican news papers and a representative of a Democratic newspaper, who, to secure information ou which to libel Senators, have tickets to the Senate tloor in the pretended capacity of private secretary to the Senator, which Senator had his own son as his private secretary, who drew pay, while the other creatures were compensated by tickets. After the adoption of the resolution Mr. Hoar had it reconsidered and so amended as to have the names of private secretaries sent in to the Secretary of the Senate. Purchase of Silver Bullion. Washington, March 5.—During the mouth of February the Secretary of the Treasury purchased 1,450,000 ounces of silver for coinage into standard dollars, being 500,000 ounces less than the usual monthly purchase. It is explained at the Department that that amount of silver fell short because no more was offered at the market rates. The price was higher owing to the increased expense of transportation during the had weather which prevailed during the month. There was, however, sufiicient bullion on hand to allow the coinage of dollars to the limited amount. These silver purchases are made semi weekly, The commission, consisting of Assistant Secretary Fairchild, Mr, Kim ball, Director of the Mint, and Treasurer Jordan, consider the bids received and re port to the Secretary the advisability of their acceptance. Treasurer Jordan holds that there should be specific appropriations lor such purchases. In the absence of such appropriation he invariably recom mends the rejection of all bids received. The two other members of the commis sion hold that the coinage act requiring the purchase of silver and the coinage of not less than $2,000,000 in standard dollars in each month is in the nature of a perma nent appropriationjand confers full author ity in the premises. The result has been that for several weeks past the Secretary has received two reports on the subject, a majority report recommending the accept ance of the lowest bids received and a minority report recommending the rejec tion of all bids. The Secretary has in each instance approved the majority report and directed that the silver be purchased in accordance therewith. Had he acted in accordance with the recommendations of Treasurer Jordan, no silver would have lieen purchased and the coinage of standard dollars to the limit provided by law would have been practically suspended. Opposed the Ship Kailway. Washington, March 4.—The minority report of the committee on the Eads bill was submitted to the House to-day. It doubts the power of Congress, under the constitution to grant a charter to a foreign corporation, and calls attention to dis- crimination in favor of Mexico and against the United States and concludes as fol- lows : Was Congress ever before asked for such reckless legislation as this? While we have pointed out some of the many objections we have to the passage of the bill, our enumeration is by no meansjex- lmusted. and we will seek other occasions to present them to the House. We regard this proposition as one granting one subsi- dy that may and probably will take from the public treasury $27,500,000 for the lienelit of a private coaporation, located or to oi>erate exclusively in a foreign country without any corresponding benefits to our country or people. ---- » Diamonds Seized. Chicago, March 4.—Diamonds vajued at $20,0(H) were seized here to-day by the United States Treasury agents. They are owned by Jerry Monroe, a State street saloon keeper, who the officials charge smuggled the same from England by the aid of an English woman named Lloyd. No arrests. of j | j I i ! j | A BIG OHIO FIRE. Property Valued at One Million De stroyed. Cleveland, March 6. —At 2 o'clock this morning a fire broke out in the extensive oat meal mills of Ferdinand Schumacher at Akron. These mills are the largest in the country and consist of several immense buildings. The fire was discovered in a seven-story wooden structure. The Harnes spread with alarming rapidity and soon got beyond control. The building first attacked was soon entirely enveloped. The fire next communicated to the dry house, which was also destroyed. A two thousand bushels elevator was next eaten up and at last reports another mill was threatened. The Universalist church across the street, and the freight house ot the Cleveland, Akron 6c Columbus Load were on fire. The Windsor Hotel, also owned by Schumaher and valued at $70,000, was also threatened. The firemen were unable to cope with the liâmes. They gradually increased in fierce ness and before an hour had passed the en tire square seemed doomed to destruction. The fine brown stone office of Schumacker was entirely demolished. About 4 o'clock calls were sent to Cleveland, Canton and Kent for assistance. Canton sent engines, as also did Kent. A large elevator con taining 150,000 bushels of wheat was de stroyed. The fire spread from this struc ture to the New York, Pennsylvania 6c Ohio depot and entirely destroyed it, to gether with most of the contents. The loss is estimated at $1.000,000. Schumacher earried an insurance of $150,000. Destructive Fire. Jersey City, March 7.—At J a. m. the docks ot the Monarch Line Steamship Co i are on fire. Assistance has been called from New York. The Erie passenger de- i pot is great danger. The fire broke out ■ shortly after 2 a. m, and is still raging j furiously. Further particulars are soon ; expected. 5:30 a. m. The fiâmes are still burning fiercely. In addition to the first report the Monarch Steamship docks are also I wiped out, followed with the European, i Agent Tilden says it is well insured in i English companies. The steamers Lydian J j Monarch and Egyptian Monarch appear to 1 ! be badly damaged, and the latter was j pulled into mid-stream. The flames also 1 destroyed the Erie company's milk depot, j a long shed on Pavona Isle and five or six I ears loaded with milk. Twelve other cars ! were pulled out of danger. The Erie grain t elevator is being wet down and is probably i safe. At 3:45 the ferry houses and depot i had good chances of being saved. A Texas Tragedy. La ingston, Texas, March 6.— W. B. Howard, editor of the Hunt County Chroni cle, deliberately shot A. Russell on the street yesterday. Howard discharged both barrels of a shot gun at Russell, and the stray bullets hit a spectator named Over holt and a boy named Kirkpatrick. How ard left immediately on horseback. He was pursued half an hour later by the sheriff. Russell, Overholt and Kirkpatrick are all fatally wounded. Russell is city marshal Laingston. Howard was an ec centric young man, and as editor he bitter ly assailed the saloon keepers in his paper, charging that Marshal Russell and other officers were gamblers. This caused Rus sell and two saloon keepers to visit How ard's office a lew days ago and chastise him. Smarting under their redress, Howard threatened to attack Russell on sight. Several occas'ons, on meeting both men came near drawing their weapons and firing. Yesterday, when Russell was re turning from the postofiice, Howard sud denly emerged from his office and fired both barrels at Russell's back. Murderous Factions. LouisvilleJ March 5.—A special to the j Courier-Journal from Woodbine, Ky., says: Blood continues to flow freely in the moun tain section. The Turner and Howard factions, numbering about fifty on either side, have been at war for years. Every now and then a sympathizer on one or the other side is killed. So it has been going on until a number of graves scattered over the country mark the progress of the feuds. A few weeks ago Gordon Turner and six of his confederates killed Wm. Lane in Bell county. Some little before that Howard had stabbed to death Walker Burkhart. Yesterday was set for the trial of these parties at Pineville. Wednesday another of Howard's followers was pat to rest in Bell county, and last night, at this place, John Wolf and James Wood, represen tatives of the respective factions, who were here attending the trial, had an encounter in which the latter was shot to death. Belligerent Kentuckians. Louisville, March 4.—There was an exciting affair in the Kentucky House of Representatives at Frankfort this morning. Robt. G. Thomas, member from Muylen burg county, in arguing on thé motion to hold an evening session, pitched into the newspapers and Louisville members of the Legislature. He referred slightingly and insultingly to the way in which the hill which Representative William Jackson, of this city, introduced had been handled. Jackson walked quietly over to Thomas and asked what he meant by the insinna tion, and told him to walk outside and he would thrash him. Thomas did not follow Jackson, but left the house soon after wards, and returning, it is said, with a pistol, told Jackson he was ready. Great excitement and confusion ensned. The two men had started ont when Speaker Offutt ordered their arrest. They were arrested and Thomas told to dispose of his pistol or he would be pat out. Upon advice of friends Thomas left the room, saying he would fix it all right. Desperado Killed. Havana, March 7.—A bandit known as Juan Gonzalez Cristobal Dia, El Petielnno, Long Bearded and many other aliases, has been killed by the civil guard stationed at Magoguae. He had committed many mur ders and reported that he was the person who received ransoms paid for the release of Don Jnlio Cnssi and Chad Riera, after their abduction. In one of the bandits' pockets there was found no less than fifteen names of rich and well known proprietors of sugar plantations, and it is believed that it was his intention to kidnap and hold them for ransom. Indian Murders. San Francisco, March 7.—A Tomb stone, Arizona, special says : News was received last night that a band of thirty Apaches, ten days ago, attacked a party of travelers fifteen miles southwest of Noco sart, Sonora. Mexico, killing one Mexican and an American named Foss. The In dians, who are believed to belong to Ger onimo's baud, proceeded to the ranch ot William Brown, where McKerton was killed last September, and killed Brown and his companion, James Moses. The hand then started south and camped one mile south of San Pedro, where they stole eighty horses belonging to settlers, and then went in the direction Madre Mountains. of the Sierra : j ; j i ' j j l j : I of at a i i ■ j ; Utah Territorial Debt. Washington, March 5.— Senator Cnllom offered a resolution, which on the objection of Mr. Brown went over one day under the ; rules, directing the Secretary of the Treas ury to report to the Senate whether the Territory of Utah has reimbursed the United State for money expended for it under the act organizing its judicial sys tem, and if not, requesting him to with hold the compensation of the members and officesr of the Utah Legislature. Mr. Cul lorn said he understood that Utah was in debted to the United States to the amount of $300.000. That the Legislature had now been in session sixty days without doing anything, but the members wanted their pay. The resolution having gone over, Mr. Cullom, later in the day. introduced a bill which was referred to the committee on the expenditure of public money, direct ing the Secretary of the Treasury to with hold the salaries indicated, and offered a resolution which was agreed to, callintr on the Secretary of Treasury lor necessary in formation. Mormon Attairs. Salt Lake, March 7. —A large meeting of Mormon women was held in the theatre yesterday. Many speeches were made and a protest adopted. The speeches upheld the right of women to go into polygamy. They said thousands of women in the East. now in houses of prostitution, would he glad to be made the wives of such as the speakers were. It was maintained that the government had no right to say that women should not marry. It might as well take the opposite course and compel virgins to refrain from cloister marrying. Such social preferences should be respected. The government had no right to interfere. ] The protest declared that women had been ( outraged in the Utah courts. An emphatic denial was made that they voted otherwise than according to their free will. The j ''noble women'' who had refused to answer j the questions propounded by the courts ! were eulogized, and the action of Judge j Zane and U. S. Attorney Dickson, in re- j quiring testimony from a legal wife against I her husband in unlawful cohabitation cases i was condemned. Senators Morgan, Brown i and Teller and Belva Lockwood were : J thanked for assisting in legislation for Utah 1 The wives and ^ mothers ot the Lnited States were called upon to come to the assistance of the women of Utah in their. remon8tance to interference with their rights. A committee was appointed to memorialize the l'resident on the subject. An enthusiastic speaker expressed wonder ment if the federal officers and courts would persist in their course "after reading our protest." Another indignant sister held the "horde of petty officials" in con tempt. In four days more the Legislature must adjourn. No progress has been made toward assimilating the laws of Utah with the national statutes. All propositions made tending in the contrary direction ara dead. The lock between the Governor and Legislature is still unbroken. More Vetoes. Salt Lake, .March 8. —Eight vetoes : were sent to the Legislature to-day by the j Governor. Uue veto was of the aportion ; ment bill, which undertook to legislate out j of existence the only district returning a Gentile to the Legislature by dividing i its area and throwing a large Mormon ' population into each part. Another vetoed j the proposed amendment tb the Ogden j charter, which referred the punishment for l sexual crimes to the city. The Governor j holds that the laws should he enacted for : the Territory, so that the crimes against sexual relations may be' punished in the I courts instead of before police justices and be reached wherever committed, whether mi the city limits or not. At present no such laws exist, but should be enacted. The other vetoes are on minor points. Bold Train Robbery. 8an Francisco, March 3.—An El Paso, Texas, special says : The freight train on the Mexican Central railroad, Neil North conductor, was ditched and robbed a kilo metre, north of Sau Francisco station, last night by a band of sixty Mexican outlaws. The train consisted of seven cars which were all ditched. The outlaws first robbed and then stripped completely naked all of the train hands, and then tied their hands behind their backs, in which condition they had walked into San Francisco station. Nobody, however, was hurt. The cars were broken up by the robbers and a large amount of freight was taken by them. Troops are scouring the country in search of the band of outlaws. From the simi larity of the operations it is supposed that this outrage was committed by the same band which, some time ago, robbed the stage, in the State of Zacatecas. The stage contained, besids the driver, three young men and one young lady—all be longing to the best families of Chihuahna. The outlaws robbed them of their valua bles and every particle of their clothing, and in that condition, allowed them to proceed in the stage. Just before leaving their victims the robbers, out of considera tion for the young lady, gave the people in the stage a sheet which they used in common as a lap rob, and thus they made their way to the nearest station. Yester day's outrage occurred in the State of Jalisco, often called "the robbers' State," from the frequency with which lawless exploits occnr in it. San Francisco station lies between the big cities of Leon and Hagos, in a populous neighborhood. Later dispatches to the El Paso Times tend to placing a different face upon the affair. It is now said that the freight train referred to was simply ditched by the displacement of two rails bat not robbed. Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Chicago, March 4.—The Chicago Cen tral Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which recently appointed a committee of conference with Miss Francis E. Willard, Superintendent of the department for the promotion of social purity, met to day. A reply was issued to the statements which they claim are being circulated in the public press regarding the White Cross movement and Miss Francis E. Willard's connection therewith. The committee, in their address, state that Miss Willard has established a "Victoria League" in Chicago. She has been instrnmental in starting a reading room for women desirous of aban doning their evil mode of life and in the hope that by the help of the philanthropic people this enterprise might widen into a much needtd reform. Miss Willard has never advocated "exhibiting the effects of sexual vice," whatever that surprising phrase may mean. The Generalship. New York, March 4.—The Sun says editorially on the appointment of General Terry : The friends of General Howard are likely to feel hurt that he is passed over for Terry, and many impute this action to motives which they cannot approve. It is quite true that Howard may receive the nomination to the next vacancy, which will occnr on the lfith of this month by : the retirement of General Pope for age. j But Hancock's vacancy is the oldest, and General Terry filling that is carried over Howard's head, and stands before him in' the possible co mmand of the army. a I ! ! j ; j , ] ( j j ! j j : through with their services in thirty, sixty Situation ot the Strike. Galveston, March 9.-The pending labor troubles continue to absorb general atten tion. The situation has not changed at this point beyond the strike of some cotton hands this afternoon at the Taylor com press because it was discovered that cotton was to be shipped by the Mallory line. The local agent of the Missouri l'acific Railway, under orders from headquarters, laid off a number of clerks and other em ployes until the offices again resume. Special telegrams report an almost gen eral suspension of clerks and warehouse men at points on the Missouri Pacific on account of the disability of the road to do any business. The agent of the Missouri l'acific is receiving no freight for that com pany, but is taking freight for points on the T. & P. road. The Knights of Labor are holding an other big meeting. They still claim that a general strike will ensue unless matters ot the company are reorganized by gradually reinstating the strikers. There is much discussion among the Knights of Labor regarding a new political party to be called the "United Labor Party, which comes from Decatur, Illinois, and is published in the morning papers. The Knights generally favor the creation ot a distinctively labor party. Although the ill-effects of the strike on the Missouri Pacific are beginning to he felt notwithstanding that the local Knights have not struck, the agents along the line of the International and Great Northern road are all refusing to receive freight, and there are many idle men on the streets. Only passenger trains are running north from Houston on the Gould system. An Explanution. St. Louis, March 9.—The Knights of Labor to-day furnished the Associated Press a copy of a lengthy letter addressed to H. M. Hoxie, First Vice President oi the Mis souri Railway, in answer to Hoxie's state ment published to-day. The substance of the letter is as follows : A short time ago the Texas and Pacific company employed some seventy men to work in the machine shops of the company on condition that when the company was and ninety days the men would be dis charged. Instead of discharging the men as agreed upon the old employes were dis charged, in our opinion on account of their prominent parts in the organization of Knights of Labor. The company refused to hear and adjust the grievance of conduc tor Bissett, who was dismissed without sufficient cause. Bissett was an earnest worker in the cause of the Knights of Labor. The next grievance mentioned is the discharge of C. A. Hall, before men tioned in these dispatches. Hall was charged by the company with neglect of duty, being absent several days without cause. The letter states that Hall was absent to serve as a delegate of a meeting of the Knights of Labor at Marshall, Texas, by permission of his superior officer. Not withstanding the present denial of the latter, when Hall returned he found a let ter announcing his discharge. After re peated overtures to the Receivers for a hearing on the matter, the executive board submitted the matter to the locals on the system for action, which was that Hall be reinstated. Therefore it is plain that the action taken in this strike was voluntary on the part of each and every man belong ing to the Knights of Labor. [ Knights of Labor Not a Political Or*, ganization. Pailadelphia, March 9.— Master Work man Powderly, upon being shown a state ment published this morning that the Knights of Labor of Illinois formed a polit ical party under the auspices of the order, declared it untrue, and he said that if such a thing was attemptéd by any district, local or State assembly of the Knights of Lalior the charter of that body will be re called. The order cannot be turned into a political party while a reform in politics is I sought, lor it must not comeat theexpense i of the order. No district, local or State assembly has it in its power to declare itself a political machine for any purpose. Boycott Lifted. Philadelphia, March 9.— The boycott which has been running for some eighteen months on the stoves and ranges manu factured by the Fuller, Warren & Company of Troy, N. Y., was lifted to-day. Articles of agreement were signed in which the firm pledged itself not to discriminate against the Knight of Labor in the iuture ; to rein state the discharged employes as fast as situations could be found for them, and to suspend the pending investigation of some twenty-five employes who formerly be longed to the Knights of Labor but who had deserted the organization. A Rumor. New York, March 9.—A Washington special to the Post says that a prominent Knight of Labor is responsible for the statement that that organization is pre paring to enroll in its membership the policemen in the large cities of the coun try as part of the wage workers of the nation. Discharged Employes. St. Louis, March 9. —The managers of the Missouri Pacific railway offices in this city to-day notified their clerks that they had decided to relieve them from dnty in definitely. This action has been taken by the company in order to curtail as mach as possible their expences during the contin uance of the Knights of Labor strike npon their road. The order affects sixty operat ors and 200 office clerks. Resumed their Toils. New York, Maroh 9. —The strike of the carpenters and joiners has been successful. Nearly all of the employers have granted the demands of the men and the latter have began work again under the average wages of $3.50 for a day of nine hours and eight« hours on Saturday. Only abont 100 men are now ont. Fifty men resnmed work at noon to-day under the new agreement. The St. Louis R. R. Strike. St. Louis, March 9. —All freight traffic over the bridge was entirely suspended this morning, and none except passenger trains have been allowed to pass over since last night. Gone to Work. Pittsburg, March 9.— The miners at Latrobe, Pawhow, Pa., who struck yester day for an increase of fifteen per cent., re snmed work to-day. Edmunds' Resolutions. Washington, March 9. —Under the head of unfinished business the Senate took up the resolutions reported by Edmunds from the Judiciary Committee. These resolu tions, among other things, condemn the Attorney General for refusing to transmit to the Senate papers called for by that body, and declare that refusal to be a vio lation by the Attorney General of official duty and subversive of the fundamental principles of the government and good ad ministration. The also condemn the dis charge from the government service of ex Union soldiers. Edmunds considered the law under which the office of the Attorney General was created, and made an exhaus tive argument in support of the majority report Live Stock. Chicago, March 3.— Cattle—Receipts, 4,800; steady and strong ; shipping steers, 3 9005 60 ; stockers and feeders, 3@-4.40; through Texans, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep— Receipts, 5.100 ; slow ; 10@25 lower; natives, 2.73@5. <5; Texans, 2.40@ 4 60 ; lambs, 40» 5 50. Chicago, March 4.—Cattle—Receipts, 8,2u0; common, lower; shipping steers, 3.9005.90; stockera and feeders, email@example.com ; through Texas cattle, .3 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Receipts, 5,400; slow and weaker, natives. 305.621; Texans, 2.500.4.25. lambs, 305.40. Chicago, March 5.—Cattle Receipts, 6.0OO; strong and a shade higher; ship ping steers, email@example.com ; Stockers ami feed ers, 3(5 4.50 ; through Texas cattle, 4@ 4.50. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000: higher; natives 3(7/ 5 75; Texans, 2.5004.20; lambs. 4@ D.Ô0. Chicago, March 8.—Cattle—Receipts, 770 ; a shade lower ; shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 3.9005.70; stockera and feeders, 3(5 4 35. Sheep—Receipt«, 3000 ; steady ; Texans, 3.5004.25. A special cablegram to the Drovers' Journal from Liverpool indicates a strong cattle market, the best grades showing one cent advance over last week, selling at 14c. per pound dressed. The advance in price is due to light supplies. The receipts ot American cattle is reported light, and sup plies from other points have lately been moderate. Chicago, March 9. — Cattle—Receipts 5,400 head ; strong, shade higher ; shipping steers 3.9005 60 ; stockera and feeders 4.00 [ @ 4.40 ; through Texas cattle S.90@ 4.50. Sheep—Receipts 5,000 head ; active, shade lower ; natives 3.0005.00; western 4.60 5 "5.00 ; Texans 2.5004 20. Wool Market. Philadelphia, March 5.— Wool, quiet, price nominal. New York, March 5. — Wool, firm, de mand fair; domestic fleeces, 27033; pulled, 14@33 : Texas, 9022. Boston, March 5.— Wool, demand mod erate, prices easj ; Ohio and Pennsylvania fleeces, 311035; Michigan fleeces, 31 @33A; pulled, 25035 for common to good supers. New York, March 9. — Wool is steady. Domestic fleeces, 27036; pulled, 140 33 ; Texas, 9@22. Philadelphia, March 9.—Wool is quiet; Oregon, 17022; other grades un changed. Boston, March 9.—Wool is dull ; Ohio and Pennsylvania, 311034 ; Michigan X fleeces, 310311 ; unwashed wools, 19@26 ; pulled wools, 28@ 35 for common to good, and 36040 for choice and fancy. Drv Goods. New York, March 9.— The dry goods job departments of trade are fairly active, but at first hands the demand has been less vigorous. Deliveries of previous or ders are being pressed and the agents aie doing their best to meet the requirements of distributions. The tone of the market is very steady. Bank Statement. New York, March 6.—The weekly bank statement shows a reserve decrease of $2, 864,000. The banks now hold $23,859,000 in excess of legal requirements. Gold Shipments. New York, March 9. —Lazark & Freerer have ordered $500,000 in gold bars and Plock & Co. $200,000 for shipment. ^'residence *f Mr. Roscoe Conklin • rn • morning, Clearing House Report. Boston March 7.—The leading clearing houses of the United States report that the total gross bauk exchanges for the week ending March 6 were $990,935,541, an in crease of 29.5 per cent, compared with the corresponding week a year ago. Death of Mrs. Seymore. Utica, March 8.—Mary Bleeker, relict of Ex-Governor Horatio Seymore, died at at Death of Mrs Brewster. Philadelphia, March 9. —Mrs. Benja min Harris Brewster, wife E-Attorney General Brewster, died at her residence in this city this morning. Death of Senator Miller. Washington, March 8. —Senator John S. Miller of California died here at 1:45 this afternoon. to is of to Senator Miller's Successor. Washington, March 8. —Among the Californians here the persons spoken of as likely to receive the appointment from the Governor of California to succeed Mr. Miller in the Senate are ex-Chief Justice Wallace, Geo. Hearat, Democratic nominee at the last election, Gen. Rosecrans and Mr. Delmas, attorney for the State in the railroad tax cases now before the U. S. Supreme Court. Death of Senator Chattee. New York, March 9.—A telegram was received in this city this morning announc ing the death at Pnrdis Station, East Chester county, ot Ex-United States Sen ator Jerome B. Chaffe, father-in-law of Ulysses S. Grant. Mr. Chaffee died of acute meningitis. Adrian, Mich., March 9.—The remains of ex-Senator Chaffee will be brought here for burial in Oakwood, by the side of his wife. Deficiency Appropriation. Washington, March 3. — By Senator Sherman, an amendment to the deficiency appropriation bill, appropriating $292,394 to pay the salaries of postmasters and late pastmastera, which have been adjusted and allowed ander the act of March 3,1883. Pension for Soldiers. Trenton, N. J., March 3.—In the Senate to-day a bill was passed granting $100 annually to every soldier or his unmarried widow, who served in the war of 1812. Confirmation. Washington, March 3— The Senate to day confirmed J. Hisea for Surveyor Gen eral of Arizona. Washington, March 9.— Chas. H. Phelps of Vermont, to be second secretary of the legation at London. Henry White, of Montana, to be secretary of the legation at London. S. H. Brooks, assistant treasurer at San Francisco. H. E. Williamson, of Mississippi, to he Indian agent at the Crow reservation, Montana. Jacob T. Chillis, of Missouri, Minister and Consul General at j Siam. J. D. Kennedy, of South Carolina, j Consul General at Shanghai. Gladstone's Condition. London, March 8.—It has been ascer tained by the press that Gladstone is con fined to his room and has spent all the time since Sunday in bed. The ministers, required by the exigencies of state business to call on him, have been received in his bed room. He attends to necessary correspondence by dictation. Dining with the Queen. London, March 8.—Mr. Phelps, U. S. Minister, and wife, M. Waddington, the French Ambassador, and Rothschilds, of London, dined at Windsor Castle this after noon with the Queen. ) i ! ! ; j ! j ; j j j SANDS BROS New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, AND HOUSE FU RNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in .Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. 4000 Rolls New Wall Paper, with Borders and Centers to match, just received at A. P. CURTIN'S. FOR :tO DATS, lu or.ler to make room for immense slock to arrive. I u ill. lor SPOT FASH, make SPECIAL PRICES in Furniture. Carpels and lloirae Film ing Goods. 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Among an immense variety, my friends will find in it (and in none other) a new drumhead Cab bage. just about as earlv as Henderson's, hut nearly twice a* larve I Ä Jamm J. u. Gregory, Marblehead, Mask weow-febl ItoapG The Telegraph Service. Washington, March 9. —There was a full attendance at the meeting of the House committee on postoffices and poast roads this morning, called to begin the investi gation ordered by the House. Certain matters embodied in the resolution are as follows : That the committee on post offices and post roads is hereby empowered to ascertain whether additional legislation is needed to prevent a monopoly of the telegraph facilities and to secure to the Southern, Western and Pacific States the benefits of competition between the tele graph companies and to protect the people of the United States against unreasonable charges for telegraphic service. Mr. Anderson was present and addressed the committee briefly in explanation of his purpose in offering the resolution. His general rea«ons, he said, was an organic opposition to monopoly of any sort, but specifically in this instance his motive was to be found in the state of affairs existing between the Missouri river and Pacific Ocean region comprising one-half or two thirds of the United States. The State he had the honor in part to represent (Kansas) was part of this region, and together with the remaining States and organized Terri tories, was interested in the matter of cheap telegraphy. It was also vitally interested in preventing such a monopoly of tele graphing as would deprive its people and press of the advantage and safeguard of competitive facilities for obtaining news. It would be shown to the committee that in the charters of all the land grant rail ways they are required to operate their telegraph lines precisely as they operate their rails. Next that they have illegally but substantially transferred the telegraph franchises to the Western Union company, consequently when a rival telegraph com pany reaches the eastern terminus of one of these roads instead of receiving from that company without discriminating its business, they refnse to do so, or at least, snbstantially refnse to comply with this obligation of their charters. In other words the Western Union, so far as that whole area is concerned, now having a population of 8,000,000 people, has practi cally a monopoly, and this it is carrying to such an extent as to show the tendency of the claim in addition to the recognized right of the common carrier ; a right also to gather and sell the news of the day on its own account. If the committee would inquire into this branch of the subject it would find that the collection and sale of election news and such important matters as the President's message, are sought to be monopolized by the Western Union company. In some instances, and that bare-faced, attempts have been made by the Western Union company to coerce newspapers into making exclusive contracts to transact all their business by its wires. The committee would see at once how attempts and assumptions threatened the liberty of the press in the region which was subjected to this monopoly. It is be cause of that fact and because of other matters, upon which he would ask to be heard at a later day, that he had intro duced this resolution. Mr. D. H. Bates, president of the B. 6c O. Telegraph Co., was then sworn and ex ) amined. He furnished full information and details of his connection with the full efforts of the B. & O. Telegraph Co. to have its telegraphic business accepted by the land grant railways in the same man ner and upon the same terms as the tele graph business of other telegraph eom panies, and particularly as that of the W. U. had been or might be accepted. He said that the adoption of such a hill as was proposed by Representative Anderson would fully meet the lequiremeuts of the case. Bill Passed. Washington, March 9.— On behalf of the committee on labor Mr. James, of New York, called up the bill to prohibit any officer, servant or agent of the government to hire to contract out the labor of prison ers incarcerated for violating the laws of the United States government. The bill was passed by a vote of 249 to 20. Mormon Attairs. Salt Lake, March 9. —The Legislature to-day showed the first signs of concession in agreeing to appropriate pay for jurors, heretofore voted down repeatedly. It also inserted $1,125 a year tor the Governor's contingent fund, but no laws have been proposed save in opposition to the Gover nors recommendations and to the national statutes. No action has been taken on the Governor's nominations for Territorial officers, and but two days remains of 'he session. John Snell was sentenced to-day for un lawful cohabitation and refusing to obey the law to six mouths imprisonment and $300 fine aud costs. Martin Garn was held by the U. S. Com missioner to-day in $1,500 bonds for un lawful cohabitation. The mother of his plural wife swore that she didn't know whether her daughter was married or not ; that she had never inquired about it. though the girl had a baby eighteen months old. Land Selection Rejected. Washington, March 9. —The Secretary of the Interior has rejected the selection of some 13,000 acres of land made bv the St. Paul, Minneapolis 6c Manitoba Railroad Company within Dakota. The selections made between the six and ten mile limits were rejected because of their having been previously selected as indemnity land by the Nosthern Pacific railroad, and the Sec retary holds that the priority of the selec tion gave the superiority of the right. Tha selections within the six mile limits were rejected for the reason that at the date of the definite location of the route the lands were in an Indian country, and that the Indians' title was not extinguished until long after the right of the company was attached. Closing Reception. Washington, March 9. —The closing reception at the White House to-night, given in honor of Congress, to which the judiciary, army and navy and diplomatic corps were invited, was the most numer ously attended of the season, and in the magnificence of costumes and jewels worn by the ladies eclipsed any of its prede cessors. The President was assisted in re ceiving by Miss Cleveland, Mrs. Manning. Mrs. Endicott, Mrs. Whitney and Mrs. Vilas. The judiciary, diplomatic corps, the army aud navy and Congress were all represented. Bismarck's Condition. Berlin, March 9.— Prince Bismarck, who has been suffering for several days from muscular rheumatism in the shoulders and chest, was much worse to-day. His ailment was so troublesome last week that he felt compelled to send two apologies for not being able to attend the preliminary debates in the Reichstag. It is announced this evening that the Chancellor's rheuma has extended and become severe. New Cardinals. Baltimore, March 9. — The Catholii Mirror received a cablegram from Rome to day announcing that the Pope had chosen the most Rev. Elsear Alexander Tascher eau, Archbishop of Quebec, as well as Arc h bishop Gibbons, of Baltimore, for elevation to Cardinalate. Increase ot the Navy. Washington, March 3. — The House Committee on Naval Affairs to-day com pleted the consideration of the bill to in crease of the naval establishment aud will report the measure to the House at the earliest opportunity. The bill, as com pleted, contemplates the total expenditure for the new vessels, torpedoes aud the navy yard plant of $14,675,006, and appro priates for the next year the sum of $6, 425,000. The committee was practically unanimous in directing a favorable report of the bill to the House.