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Services Over the Body of Ex-Senator
Conkling at New'York. No Sermon Preached—Distinguished Peo ple Attend at the Church. N'ku York, April 19.—Telegrams con tinue to be received by the family express ing sorrow on the death of ex Senator Conkling from all parts of the United States. The funeral services in this city will take place at Trinity Chapel at 10 a. m. to morrow. The procession will enter the church as follows: Mrs. Conk ling with Col. Fred Conkling, Mr. and Mrs. Oakman, Alderman and Mrs. Conkling, Judge A. C. Cox and Howard Conkling, Mrs. U. S. Grant and her sons and their wives. Following will come a delegation of thirty citizens of L tien, headed by the mayor. A delegation of eight congress men and fifteen members of the legisla ture will follow. No sermon will be preached. The funeral service ot the Episcopal church will be read. The re mains will start for Utica at 12:15 by a special train. Conkling died a comparatively poor man. His house at Utica is valued at <25 000. He owned eight improved lots on 11 fth and 111th streets, and unim proved lots in the outskirts of Washing ington. He also owned some securities. No will has been found. New York, April 20.—The funeral serv ices were had this morning in Trinity chap el over the remains of ltoscoe Conkling. From early morning drooping, rain sodden fiags, hanging at half-mast on the City Hall and numerous public buildings, as well as private, reminded citizens of the metropo lis that New York was to bid farewell to day to all that remained of the distin guished statesman and jurist. The^ hour fixed tor the funeral services was 10 o'clock. Long before that hour the people began to gather in West Twenty-fourth street. Shortly after !» o'clock a plain hearse and eleven carriages drove up to the door, and from the carriages descended the pall liearers and the friends of Conkling's fam ily. who entered the house and ascended to the room where the body lay. On the coffin rested a large bunch of white roses, lilbes and immortelles. Below them was a large green wreath knotted with purple ribbons. At 9:45 the coffin was lifted from the stands on which it rested and was borne from the room to the wafting hearse by the undertaker's assistants. Waiting on either side were the pall bearers dressed in black, and with broad whitescarfs drap ing their bodies from the shoulder to the waist. They were Judge Shipman, Mayor Abraham S. Hewitt, S. L. Barlow , Clarence A. Seward, Manton Marble, Senator John P. Jones, Senator Don Cameron, Judge William Wallace, Walter Church and Isaac H. Bailey. They entered the three carriages preceding the hearse aDd the carriages and hearse moved slowly up the street, while other carriages as slowly drew up one by one in front of the house, pi them entered Mrs. Conkling, supported by the arm of Col. Fred A. Conkling, her daughter, Mrs. Oakman, and her husband. Walter G. Oakman, Col. Fred D.Grant and his mother, Mrs. U. S. Grant, Mrs. Jesse brant and Mrs. U. S. Grant and their hus tet, and a few other immediate friends, //«mediately after the last carriage door had closed on its occupants, the funeral procession, simple and unostentatious as that of the humblest citizen, began its short progress to the church on the adjoin ing block. At the church the coffin was taken from the hearse. It was followed by the pall bearers, and in their turn slowly walked the wife, the brother and other rel atives and friends of the dead senator. Arriving at the church, which was crowded, the coffin with its simple black covering was placed on a bier in front of the altar. Upon it were placed wreaths of immortelles and lillies together with bunches of white and purple lillies. No sermon was preached. The entire assem blage arose after prayer and joined in sing ing "Rock of Ages." This finished, the choir boys walked slowly down the aisle to the music of "Felton's Chant," followed by the pall bearers and mourners. The hearse followed by relatives was driven directly to the Grand Central depot, where a special was taken lor Utica. Utica, N. Y., April 20 — The special train bearing the remains ol Koscoe Conk ling arrived at 6:45 this evening. A large concourse of people assembled in the vicinity of the depot. The weather w as pleasant. The casket was transferred Jrom the funeral car to a hearse, and five carriages made up the procession to the family residence on Rutger street. At the house the casket was opened and the re mains were viewed by a few intimate friends of the family. The funeral will take place to-morrow at 2 p. m. in Calvary. The 1'otestaut Episcopal church in this city is profusely decorated with mourning emblems. All business places will be closed during the funeral. The city is filling up with prominent people from abroad. At the residence this evening a detail from the 28th Regiment acted as a guard of honor. President Cleveland has sent a box of rare and beautiful llowers from the White House conservatory. Utica, N. Y., April 21—Conkling's re mains lay in state from 12 to 1 o clock alter noon to-day. A very large number of the deceased had assembled in the vicinity of the house, and during the following hour a continuous stream of people passed into the residence to take a last look at the dead. Utica, N. Y., April 21—The services at the church were over at three o clock and the remains of Conkling were taken to Forest Hill Cemetery for commital services and interment, accompanied by members of the family and other relatives and inti mate friends. Minister Pendleton'» Illness. Washington, April 20.—A cable dis patch was received at the state department from Berlin this afternoon, containing some particulars about Minister Pendle ton's illness. It Hates that Pendleton was felling unwell when be left Berlin last Mouday for Wiesbaden, and on Wednes day evening he suffered Irom what seemed to be a slight stroke of paralysis. He had recovered sufficiently, however, yesterday to send instructions to the legation at Ber lin. Wiesiîahen. April 29 —The condition of Pendleton has considerably improved since his admission to the hospital. The paralysis of the side is pronounced to be slight, and complete recovery is expected. Berlin, April 21.—Later information concerning Mr. Pendleton's attack of paral ysis says he was stricken with the disease at Nassauerhof. Dr. Franz Hoffman was summoned to attend him, and pronounced the attack not serious. His left arm and leg only are affected, and but slightly. Domestic Tragedy. St. Louis, April 19.—A special to the Post-Dispatch from Saradia, Miss., says : Edward Cossar, a colored man of consider able wealth, returned to his home unex pectedly last night and found Rev. Sidney Hibler, pastor of the Methodist church and principal of the school, at his home. Not being satisfied with his explanation, Cossar shot him in the head, killing him instantly. CONKLING. Sentiments of Prominent Men in Re* card to His Public Life. Washington, April 18.—Among the ut terances of prominent public men concern ing Conkling are the following : Postmaster General Dickinson—"He left a strong impress of his masterful personali ty, of his vigorons intellect—his parity and his patriotism upon the history of the country." Secretary Vilas—"Senator Conkling de serves to live long in the grateful memory of his countrymen for the lofty integrity and purity of his official life and charac ter." Senator Jones, of Nevada—"I never knew a man better equipped than he for senatorial duty, and in my opinion, no man better qualified for that duty has entered the Senate in half a century. Throughout his long career he has presented an un spoted integrity." Secretaries Whitney and Endicott and Attorney General Garland spoke in similar terms of praise. Secretary Fairchild is a relative of Conk ling by marriage, and will .attend the funeral. Senator Allison—"Conkling was one of the great characters of our country, distin guished for his intellectual activity and force." Senator Sherman—"I had the highest re spect for the ability and and personal char acter of Senator Conkling. I never knew anything of him but what was honorable, pure and honest." Edmunds—"Conkling was one of the most brilliant and able men I ever knew." New York, April 18. — The Conk ling interment will be at l tica where the principal funeral services will be held next Saturday. The short services in this city are for the purpose of accomodating many friends in this city and from Washington. In this city and in Brooklyn flags are flying at half-mast on the city halls and on other public buildings. A thousand or more telegrams and letters of condolence have been received. PACIFIC COAST KACES. A Horse Jumps the Track and Kills a Spectator. San Francisco, April 21.—The spring meeting of the Pacific Blooded Horse As sociation opened at the Bay District track to-day. The weather was cloudy and windy, with a slight rain during the last race. The attendance and track were fair. The first race, one mile, introduction purposes, was won by Haggin's Tennyson, Leon second, Sid third. Time, 1:43}. In the second race, one-half mile, for California stakes, it was two hours from the time the horses took the track till they got away in a buDch. On the home stretch Winters' Don Jose, Courtney riding, jumped the fence, striking Sidney Marsh, a spectator, in the breast, the horse turn ing a complete sommersault. Marsh was taken to the grand stand, where he died soon after. His leg was broken in two j places and he was also badly cut about the head. Trademark won the race, Fustine second, So So third. Time, 51. There were fourteen starters. EXPLANATION. Cleveland's Marriage Certicnte Hound at Government Expense. Washington, April IS.— O. L. Prudtn, assistant private secretary to the president, was before the House committee on print ing to-day to explain the circumstances connected with the binding of President Cleveland's marriage certificate at the gov ernment printing office. Prüden said the ceitificate (a very elaborate and handsome one) had been gotten up by himself aud taken to the public printing office, where it had been bound in elegant covers. It had been delivered to the president several months alter his marriage. The president knew nothing of the binding until recently, when he had been told about it by Rich ardson, chairman of the committee on printing. Prüden fuither said it had been customary to have printing for the private work of the president done at the govern ment printing office during past adminis trations, but that when President Cleve land discovered the fact, he had nnlered the practice discontinued. Died. "New York, April 18.—Dr. Agnew died this afternoon at 2:45. Baltimore, April 19.—Arunah S. Abell, founder of the Sun, died this morning. New York, April 20.— President Dins more, of the Adams Express Co., died this afternoon. Ottawa, Ont., April 21.—Hon. Thomas White, Minister of the Interior, died to night. Boston, April 22.—Brig. Gen. Wm. Dwight died in this city yesterday. Drowned. Embarrass, Wis., April 20.—A family named Lathrop, comprising father, mother and three children, were drowned on up per Wolff river last night. They lived in a small shanty near the bank of the stream, and though warned to leave their danger ous abode, they neglected to do so and the floods swept building aud occupants down. Delano, Minn., April 22.—Mary Henn, her brother, sister and her lover, Andrew Biebel, of New Ulm, were crossing the Crow river ip a boat, when they were up set. Andrew Biebel and Mary Henn were drowned, but the others were saved by clingiDg to the boat. Parricide. Lemars, la., April 22.—Philip Held, a youDg farmer living fourteen mtle3 west of here, shot and instantly killed his mother and shortly after committed sui cide. The trouble which existed for some time in the family culminated in a squab ble over the selling of a horse. Suicide. Dayton, Ohio, April 22.— James Cum mins, manager of the R. G. Dun Commer cial Agency, committed suicide this even ing by shooting. He had been dealing heavily at the backet shops. Ohio Republican Convention. Dayton, O., April 18.—The Ohio Re publican State convention effected a tem porary organization by the election of ex Speaker Keifer as temporaiy chairman. Resolutions anent Conkling's death were Governor Foraker made a speech, in which he pledged his allegiance to Sher man. Congressman Butterworth also spoke, and the convention adjourned until to morrow.____ ____ Instructed lor Harrison. Iindianapolis, April 19.-Conventions for the selection of delegates to the Chi cago convention were held to-day in every congressional district in Indiana, with but one exception. All of the delegates were instructed for General Harrison, and in that case the delegation was P*£° na ^ pledged to his support. This gives ex Lnawr Harrison a practically unanimous support and leaves Judge'Gresham without a delegate from his own State. Four del gates-at-large will be selected by the State invention May 5th. SENATE AND HOUSE. A Passage at Arms Between Sherman and Vest, the Dakota Admission Bill Being Under Con sideration. The Ohio Senator's Defense of the Im pugned Legal Election of Hayes Facts That Stand in History. Severe Arraignment of the Southern Democratic Authorities For Sup pressing the Colored Vote. IN THE SENATE. Senator Sherman oil the Admission of Dakota. Washington, 'April 18.—The land for feiture bill went over as unfinished busi ness in the Senate, and at 2 o'clock this afternoon the Dakota lull came up, and Sherman took the floor in its support. He replied in an impassioned manner to Vest's allusions to unfair methods in the elec tion of President Hayes. He claimed that every suspicion ever cast upon the integ rity of that proceeding had been repelled, and that it stood in history as a matter in which the Republican position could not be impeached. Sherman showed by the vote in the Senate- that the electoral com mission bill was not a Republican, but a Democratic measure. Twenty-six Demo crats had voted for it and only twenty-one Republicans, while the votes against it were fourteen Republicans, including him-, self, and one Democrat (Mr. Eaton, of Con necticut). The Democrats were therefore precluded from assailing the bill as a par tisan measure. He declared his full con viction that Hayes had been fairly and legally elected, and that if by some hocus pocus Tilden had been inaugurated he would have been illegally elected. He explained the incongruity of Pacl* ard not getting the governorship of Louisi ana, by showing that he was subject to local laws aDd decisions, and declared his conviction that Packard had been illegally deprived of his office. The Democratic party bad not only by fraud and violence sought to control the presidential election, but it had actually succeeded in depriving of their offices duly elected governor and members of the legislature. Then he pro ceeded to read extracts from a speech made in the late canvass by Senator Enstis, in which he declared it to be the determina tion of the white men of Louisi ana to solve the race question without regard to Northern sentiment. "If that," said Sherman, "was the desire and determination of the white people of Louisiana, the constitution of the United States would have to be changed. When it was said there must lie white man's government in Louisiana it meant an un Republican government. The people of the South, instead of seeking to win the colored people by kindness, had maintain ed a system ot domineering crime and violence. He had felt called upon to make these remark, partly to correct the his torical error into which many persons had fallen, aDd to show that not only did the returning board of Louisiana have sufficient evidence before them of the fraud, violence and outrage in the election of 1876, but that the present governor of that state and one of its senators had con fessed all, and more than ever had been claimed by the returnieg hoard. If ever anybody had any doubt of the election ot Hayes that doubt had been removed by the admission of very few men who had participated in the wrong of that day in Louisiana. Sherman continued his defense of Hayes' election and made a general arraignment of the authorities of the Southern States of intimidating negro votes. He was listed to with profound attention. Mr. Vest said he still denied the honesty and legality of that election. The ques tion which he had asked about Packard and Hayes had not been answered satis factorily. Vest referred to a speech made in the Senate by Blaine, in which Blaine declared that the election of Hayes and of Packard were indissolubly connected. Vest passed on to the question of the Louisiana returning board, and asked why it had been that every man connected with the returning board, from the highest to the lowest, had been rewarded with office. There was no page of the adminis tration's history that demanded more ex planation than that which now stared him in the face. He (Vest) stood there to vouch that whatever ha? been done in the State of Louisiana on that occasion was not done to bring about an unfair election, not to trample on the ballot of any human being, but to defend themselves against outrageous and criminal conspiracy against their property at the hands of men who had gone there for the single and sole purpose of plunder. He criticized sarcastically the opposite senti ment expressed by Sherman in his two recent speeches at Nashville, Tenn., aud Springfield, 111, and said in conclusion: "At the risk of even the Senator's contempt I undertake to say that the American peo ple never will be satisfied with the explana tion made to-day, but like James G. Blaine, they have come to the conclusion that it is impossible even for the ingenuity of the senator from Ohio to explain whether it xas that the vote of Louisiana as returned by the returning board was good for the purpose of giving the electoral vote of Louisiana to Hayes for the presidency, but was not good for the purpose of giving it to Packard for the governorship of the State." Sherman reiterated his previous statements and said in reference to Pack ard that President Hays had no'power over the returns sent to the legislature after the Democrats had inaugurated their reign of tyranny to drive Packard out, it was not in the power of the President to recog nize him without usurpation. Convention Rates. Chicago, April 18 —The Western States Passenger Association, at a meeting here to-day, agreed upon a rate of one fare for the round trip for the annual meeting of the National Educational Association, to be held'in San Francisco from July 17th to the 20th. Like rates were made for the Republican ahd Democratic national con tions and other similar events. Awarded 920,000. St. Louis. April 19.— The jury in the snit of David S. Fotheringham against the Adams Express Co. for damages for false imprisonment, after being out three hours, agreed on a verdict ot $20,000 for plaintiff. Fotheringham was the messenger who in December, 1886, was robbed by Fred Witt rock, alias Jim Cnmmings, of over $50,000. Appointed Commissioners. "Washington, April 19.— The Secretary of State has appointed Alexander Camp bell, of Fairfield, La., Frank B. Wheeler, of New York City, and Richard L. Miller, of Lynchburg, Va., to be assistant commis sioners on the part of the United States at the Melbourne exposition. IN THE HOUSE. Chinese Labor Bill and Other Meas ures Introduced. Washington, April 18.—Belmont intro duced a bill to prohibit the coming of Chi nese laborers into the United States. It was referred. Its main provisions are sim ilar to those contained in the new treaty. The act of May 6th, 1882, is repealed. The conference report upon the bill au thorizing the President to arrange a con ference between the United States and the South and Central American Republics, San Domingo aud the Empire of Brazil (Townsend's Zollverein measure) was agreed to. The bill to establish a department of labor was passed. The bill to create boards of arbitration for the settlement of controversies and dif ferences between interstate common car riers and their employes was considered in committee of the whole. O'Neill briefly explained the provisions of the measure. Parker, of New York, and others op posed the bill as being weak and insuffi cient. Bnchanan and others favored it. The committee had avoided providing for en forced arbitration, because it meant en forced awards, and this was going too far. The debate finally drifted into a tariff discussion, which continued for some little time. Finally, on motion of Cannon, the sixth section, which provides for the ap pointment hv the President of boards of arbitration, was amended by substituting the words "commissioners" for "arbitrators" and "decision" for "award." The committee rose and the House ad journed. Washington, April 19.—The amend ment was adopted to the Indian appropria tion bill, appriating $20,000 for the educa tion of Indian pupils in Alaska. An amend ment was adopted striking out the provis ion for the inspector of Indian schools and providing fora superintendent of Indian schools. Bain (Pa ) offered an amendment provid ing that in Indian day and training schools, where church organizations are assisting in educational work, the Christian Bible may be taught in the native language of the In dian, if, in the opinion of persons in charge of the school, it is deemed conducive to the moral welfare of the pupils. Adopted. The committee then rose. Randall (Pa.) moved to strikeout the clause appropriating $2,858,000 for the pay ment of the Choctaw judgment, and the previous question was ordered on this mo tion and the final passage of the bill. The matter went over and the house ad journed Washington, April 20.— Henderson, of Iowa, alluded to the recent action of the House regarding the purchase of bonds with the surplus in order to dispel doubts in the mind of the president as to his au thority^ purchase bonds with the surplus. In examining the arrears of the pension act it would be found there was no limitation as to the time when the claims should be filed. The only limitation ever placed upon that act, was found in an appropria tion bill. He called the attention of the administration to this tact, for if the presi dent had any trouble iu buying bonds with the surplus, he should have equal difficulty in not allowing arrears of pensions. He appealed to the president to be consistent, and allow arrears of peusious to those who filed claims within the provisions of the act. Henderson then referred to the adminis tration of the Mexican pension law. So rapid was the petition bureau, he said, in recognizing claims under this law, that pensions were allowed before the claimant ever putin bis claim.an! certificates issued when the beneficiary did not know he was a claimant. Jn proof of this assertion, be sent to the clerk's desk and had read an article in a Chicago paper to the effect that Commissioner Black had issued a pension certificate to ex-CoDgressman Morrison, notwithstanding he was informed Morri son's name did not appear on the list of applicants, and that Morrison had re turned it, statiDg that he had never applied for a pemon. Onthwaithe asked Henderson to prove another similar case, saying he was anxious that Henderson should keep to the truth. Henderson—"I want the truth from your pious commissioner, who started out in the admistration of his office by charging against a faithful officer—a brother officer, who left, part of his body on the battle field (Col. Dudley ), that during his ad ministration the pension office, from turret to foundation, was used for political purposes." Outhwaite—"Did he not prove it?" Henderson—"No, never. Now that same gentleman stands convicted, on Democratic authority, of violating the terms of the law and swiftly issuing a certificate to a Democratic chief, who was too high and too clean to become a party to the transaction. This man, who entered upon the discharge of his duties with a heaven erected face, like a saint, is caught in the Democratic trap. He has got lower down, in struggling for political influence, than any officer I have ever known." When the general debate closed, amend ments were adopted, providing that in all cases of pensions to widows, the payments shall be made from the death of their hus bands, and that all officers of the United States are authorized to administer oaths and shall do so free of charge. The committee then rose, and the bill which appropriates $80,280,000 was passed. The river and harbor bill was briefly discussed, and the House took a recess until 7:30. At the evening session twenty pension bills were passed. VETOED. The President's Objection to the Bill for the Relief of Paymaster Bash. Washington, April 18. —The President has vetoed the bill for the relief of Major Daniel N. Bash, paymaster U. S. A. The object of the bill is to release Paymaster Bash from all liability to the government for the loss by theft of $7,350, which was entrusted to him for the payment of U. S. troops at various posts, one of which was Fort McKinney, Wyoming. In his veto message the President says: When it is said that this loss cannot be charged in any degree to the neglect or de fault of the government, it is answered that the direct and immeliate cause of the loss was the omission on the part of a paymaster of the government, in whose custody these funds wee placed, ot the plainest aDd simplest acts of prudence and care. I am thoroughly convinced that the interests of the public would be better pro tected if fewer private bills were passed relieving officials, upon slight and senti mental grounds, from pecuniary responsi bility, and the readiness with which army officers join in applications for condona tion of negligence on the part of their army comrades does not tend, in my opinion, to maintain that regard for dis cipline and that scrupulous observance of duty which should characterize those be longing to their honorable profession. I cannot satisfy myself that the negligence made apparent in this case should be over looked. * Confirmations. Washington, April 23. —Lieut. Col. C. Comstock, to be Colonel ; Maj. J. A. Smith, to be Lieut. Colonel ; Brig. Gen. J. Crook, to be Maj. General ; Col. J. R. Brooke, to be Brig. General ; B. H. Hubble, postmaster at Jefferson, Nebraska. FOR ADMISSION. B y a Strict Party Vote the Senate De clares South Dakota Entitled to Gome in as a State. Telling Speeches in Favor of Admission by Plumb, of Kansas, and Allison, of Iowa. Vest and All Other Democrats as Con sistently Opposed as they Have Been Heretofore. DAKOTA. The Bill for Admission Fasse» the Senate. Washington, April 19.—The Senate resumed consideration of the bill for the admission of South Dakota, and was ad dressed by Plumb in support of the bill. He contrasted the small votes in the South ern States with the vote of Dakotc, and he said very few of them had cast vs many votes at any election within the last five years as the Territory of Dakota had in 1886. If it was the quality of the people of Dakota that the Seuator from Missouri (Vest) objected to, then he (Plumb) de clared that they were a fair represen. ation of the Anglo-Saxon character on this continent—he has yet to learn that any man in Dakota has ever been deprived by direction, or indirection, of his right to vote. ComiDg down to the State of Alabama, he contrasted tables of taxation in that state to show that the as sessed value of "guns, pistols and dirks" was at times greater than that of farming tools and agricultural implements, and yet, he said, the senator from Missouri did not object to the representation of Alabama in the senate or house, bat was willing to meet them on a plane of equality. For himself he did not care as to the politics of any Territories applying for admission as States. He would vote for the admis sion ot Montana or Washington Territory, Democratic though they were, because he believed the power and perpetuity of the republic depended npon an equal associa tion of all the people of the United States, subdivided within the limits of States, each one taking care of its own local con cerns, each contributing of its advice, its counsel, its wealth and its power to the progress of the United States iu their national capacity. Allison addressed the Senate in support of the bill. He agreed with the Senator from Missouri (Vest) that the question was a political one. The attitude of the Democratic party in both houses on this subject was the attitude of dou action. He believed Southern Dakota should now be admitted as a State, and North Dakota should also be admitted as a State. He should be glad to vote this sea son for the admission of Nortl\ Dakota. Vest asked him if he would vote now for the bill admitting the whole Territory of Dakota; he (Vest) would. In response to the question of Allison, as to whether the Democratic party as a political organization would vote for the admission of the State as a whole. Vest said he did not think there was aDV colleague who would not, although they had not held any caucus. Allison said the action of the Democratic tarty, as represented on committees od territories, both of the House and Senate, showed its policy on this subject. The idea was to tamper with the question until the presidential election of 1888 shall have passed awav, and if the the political ex igencies of the future required it, the Demo cratic party would continue to p'ay the same game. If the Democratic party wanted the State of Dakota undivided why did it not, whenever it had the power, pre sent a bill for that purpose. He himself, would hesitate loug before he would be willing to make Dakota a single state, he would join hands with the senator for the admission of Montana. But he congratulated the secate that the discussion had got back to the real issue, and thanked Allison for having discussed the question from the standpoint of a statesman. He protested against the recent charges against southern states, and said if this were an occasion to go into ancieDt history he could resurect in south ern states shameful parodies on govern ment that had once been set upon there by senators now denouncing those states. The debate then reverted once more to the question of outrages and intimidations in the South. Call, Berry, Hoar, Edmunds, Sherman and Vest participated in the dis cussion, which was at times quite ex cited. The Senate finally came to a vote on the substitute for the Dakota bill, which was defeated—yeas 23, nays 26— and the bill itself was passed—yeas 26, nays 23, a strict party vote. Bills were reported and placed on the calendar for a public bnilding at San Diego, Cal., and for the appointment of an associate justice for the Territory of Utah. The Senate then adjonned until Monday. UNION PACIFIC. Judicial Proceedings to be Instituted Against the Company. Washington, April 23.—Representative Anderson, of Iowa, introduced in the House to-day a bill directing the Attorney General to institute judicial proceedings against the Union Pacific Railroad Co. and other parties. A very long preamble to the bill recites that it appears from the report of the Pacific railroad commissioners that the Union Paçific has for years per sistently refused to comply with the con ditions of the various acts of Congress re latiu ' to it ; that the officers and managers have squandered large sums of the gross earnings in extravagant and unprofitable enterprises, and have divided immense sums of money among themselves; that the company has, since the passage of the act of 1873, issued new incumbrances without the consent of Congress, thereby impairing its credit and destroying the value of the United States lien , that it has levied excessive charges npon the peo ple tributary to the line, and that the com pany has by its unlawful acts forfeited its rights, privileges and grants, including its privilege to further time in which to pay its indebtedness to the United States. The bill in general directs the Attorney General to forthwith institute proceedings in the courts of the United States, either in law or equity, to enforce the forfeiture provided in the law of 1878 and other acts and collect the moneys due the United States from the company, its stockholders and officers. He is also directed to bring sait against the Union Pacific and Kansas Pacific to recover the proceeds of a wroDg fnl issue of stock and bonds amounting to $750,000, including in the action John B. Alley, Elisha Atkins, Ezra H. Baker and Sidney Dillon, and to join as parties de fendant Jay Gould, Fred L. Ames, Rnssell Sage and others to recover $36,000,000, more or less, the proceeds of the sale of bonds. All claims growing ont of the transaction which may be subject matter of the suit are to be exempted from the statute of limitation. HILL'S ELECTION FUND. Testimony Before the Senatorial In vestigating Committee. New York, April 21.—The state senate committee begun an investigation of the affairs of the aqueduct commissioners in connection with charges made public some days ago, as implicating Governor Hill and Rollin M. Squier. ex-commissioner of the public works. He (Squier) went to the governor, who told him that the mayor could not remove him without his (Gover nor Hill's) consent, and assured him of his support. Judge Miller asked the witness in 1886 to take np a $5,000 note of the gov ernor's, and it was intimated that it would please the governor. O'Brien, of the firm of Clark & O'Brien, aqueduct contractors, however, told the witness not to worry about the note as it would be taken care of. Judge MilleT had asked the witness to vote for Clark & O'Brien in letting the aqueduct contracts, as it would please "some one," and if the firm got the contract the governor's notes would be taken care of. Squier said there seemed to be two governors—Hill and Judge Miller. New York, April 23. —At the opening to-day of the State Senatorial investigation into the alleged corruption in connection with the work on the Croton aqueduct and in other departments of the city, Sen ator Pierce arose and stated that lie bad received a telegram from Gov. Hill, de manding that Rollin M. Squier be required to produce the letters he swore he had re ceived from him (Hill). President Spencer, of the aqueduct com mission, the first witness, said he had visited Governor Hill and urged him to veto the bill reorganizing the board by pnttiDg the mayor and controller off of it. This was a few days before the Governor signed it Rollin M. Squier, ex-commissioner of public works and ex-member of the aque duct board, was called and produced a number of letters and notes from Governor Hill and from his private secretary. Some of them were invitations for conferences with the governor, and in one Governor Hill asked Squire to restore a man named Neilson, who had been discharged from the public works department. Another was from "Budge" Mullen, the governor's friend, asking that Charles Cornell be ap pointed to a position under Squier. Ex Comptroller Lowe testified that he under stood that the aqueduct commission re organization originated with John O'Brien, of the contractor firm of O'Brien & Clark, who, it is alleged, profited by the change and aided Governor Hill's canvas finan cially. The witness declined to accede to the request of Judge Muller that the vote to award three sections of the aqueduct contract to O'Brien & Clark, and it began to be rumored that the witness was to he removed from the commission. City Chamberlain Irvins related the story of the visit made to Governor Hill when he laid before him evidence tending to show that Squier had been guilty of criminal offense. The governor, he said, did not think it furnished a basis for criminal action, and appealed to his (Irvins) Democracy; said scandals were bad for the party; that it was disloyalty to the party to bring a matter ol that kind out and that the party would be held responsible who did. Witness told him the party should puuisb its own rascals/and cited the career of Mr. Tilden. To that the Governor re turned, that times and conditions had changed and there had been too much of that sort of thing already from other sources Later the witness had learned that Governor Hill was endeavoring to pre vent the matter from being made pnblic, and threatened to remove the district at torney (now Judge Martine) unless it was suppressed. Witness managed to bring out the exposure. Heman Clark, of the firm of O'Brien & Ciark, told him of a $10,000 note signed by Governor Hill and endorsed by his partner and himself. He said payments of $1,000 at a time was made on it. from time to time and renewed until it was all paid. All these sums were charged to the individual account of his partner (O'Brien ). He understood that this and some political assessments on his firm and other firms en gaged in the work were for the Democratic party, not for Gov. Hill. Ex-Assistant District Attorney Nicoll testified that after Sqnier was indicted Gov. Bill sent for him several times and urged him to bring the case to trial a.s peo ple were sayiDg that he (Hill) was having it put off. CANADIAN FREE TRADE. Proposed Removal of Custom Duties on Articles of Commerce. Ottawa, Ont., April 23.—In the House of Commons to-night Sir Charles Tupper gave notice of the following resolutions which he moved to be referred to the com mittee on ways and means. Resolved, That the governor-general in council may by proclamation, whenever it appears to his satisfaction to be desirable in the public interest so to do, either to reduce or remove entirely or in part the export duties provided for by section six, of the act respecting the duties of customs by schedule "E" thereof, or any act in amend ment thereof. The foregoing refers to ex port duties on logs, and designed to secure for Canada the advantages of free lumber into the United States in the event of the Mills tariff bill becomiug a law. The second resolution reads: Resolved, That section nine of said ac t be repealed and the following substituted therefore: "Any or all of the following things, animals of all kinds, hay, straw, vegetables, (including potatoes and other roots), salt, peas beans, barley, malt, rye, oats, buckwheat, flour of rye, oatmeal, but ter, cheese, fish of all kinds, fish oil, pro ducts of fish and of all other creatures liv ing in the water, fresh meats, poaltry, stone or marble in its crude or un wrought state, lime, gympsum, hewn or unwrought burrs or grindstones and timber and lum ber of all kinds manufactured in whole or part, including shingles, clapboards, and wood pulp may be imparted into Canada free of duty, or at a less rate of duty than is provided for in any act at the time in force, npon proclamation by the governor general, which may be issued when it appears to his satisfaction that similar articles from Canada may be imported into the United States free of duty or rate not exceeding that payable on the same ander such proc lamation. What is imported into Canada, careful scrutiny has been made of Canada's statutory offer of reciprocity in the natural products, and the foregoing is proposed to be enacted in lieu of the existing offer, and the amended clause eliminates all such articles in respect of which Canada would be discriminated against in the event of the United States placing them on the free list. Among articles so eliminated are whfa', floor and lard. The St. Louis Failure. St. Louis, April 18.—The meeting of Mr Frailey and his creditors was held this afternoon, at which after mach talk terms of settlement were agreed npon, and the affairs will be closed satisfactorily to all concerned. The terms are: Wheat—May, option, 831; Jane. 83J; Jaly and August, 82ij; December, 861. Corn—May, 511; July, 50;. Oats—May, 31;-. It is claimed that Frailey will promptly settle all debts and retire from speculative business. Homan Suffrage Bill Defeated. Boston, April 23.—The Home this after noon defeated the hill granting municipal suffrage to women. ARMY PROMOTIONS. The Retirement of an Artillery Colonel Advances in Rank a Number of Subalterns. MILITARY AFFAIRS. Retirement and Promotion of Offi cers. Washington, April 22—Col. Clermont L. Best, of the Fourth Artillery, will be placed on the retired list on account of his age on the 25th inst. His retirement will result iu the promotion of Col. Henry W' Closson, ot the Fifth Cavalry, to he Colonel of the Fourth Artillery ; Major Richard L. Udor, of the Third Artillery, to be Lieut Colonel of the Fifth Artilery; Capt. Wal lace F. Randolph, of the Fifth Artillery, to be Major of the Third Artillery ; First Lient. B. K. Roberts, of the Fifth Artillery, to be Captain, and Second Lieut. H. C. Car baufch to be First Lieutenant. ARMY AFFARS. Dismissal of Capt. Olinstead and Lieut. Parker Not Approved by the President. Washington, April 23.— In disapprov ing the sentences of the dismissal in the cases of Capt. J. A. Olmstead, of the Ninth Cavalry, and Lieut. Montgomery D. Parker, of the Ninth Cavalry, the President said iu his order: "That the examination of these cases tiied by the same court-martial has fully convinced me that conditions exist at Fort Duchesne that must, if allowed to continue, result in scandal and demoraliza tion. This condition should and must be promptly corrected by a more effective plan than the approval of the court-martial proceedings, which rest upon suspicion and weak evidence, and which it may well be feared originated in questionable motives." Gen. C rook Assigned to the Division of the Missouri. Washington, April 23.— It has been practically decided at the War Depart ment to assign Gen. Crook to the commard of the division of the Missouri with head quarters at Chicago, and an order to that effect will probably be issued in a day or two. It is said that Major General How ard, commanding the division of the Pa cific, desired to b* transferred t# the division of the Missouri, but it was found that the interests of the service would be subserved better by retaining him at Kan Francisco and assigning the new Major General to the division of the Missouri. Victims of the Fire. St. Louis, April 19.—The Bethel Home, a cheap lodging house on Olive street, was partially burned to-night. Great excite ment prevailed. A number of inmates were rescued from the windows. Several men were seriously burned, and it is feared that two or three people were suffocated Jin the buildiug. The ruins were too hot tojad mii of thorough search, but one body has been recovered up to one o'clock. St. Louis, April 20. —A thorough search of the ruins of the Betbei Home fire re sulted in finding the bodies of three men. In the hospital, burned and bruised, are four others. The origin of the tire is un known, though it is believed to have come from the pipe of a sleeper on the second floor. The fourth and fifth stories were occu pied by about seventv lodgers, forty of whom were colored sleeping on the fifth floor. Thirty white men were asleep on the fourth floor. Yesterday seems to have been a day of general debauch, for most of the men seem to have been aroused from a drunken stupor with difficulty, aud found their exit cut off from the stairway. A negro found a rope at a fifth story hall window and gave it to the others as he slid out of the window to the pave ment. There was a general scramble for the window, and half a dozen men at a time came down the rope hand over hand, while there was a struggle at the window of frantic men pursued by smoke and tire. Lynched. Nashville, Tenn., April 19.—A special dispatch to the American from Gallatin, Tenn., says: Isaac Kirkpatrick and wife, Puss Kirkpatrick, both colored, were taken from their cabin, about five miles from Gal latin. by a band of men. The woman was hanged and the man shot through the brain. Some time since John Kerby's country residence was burned to the ground with its entire contents. Suspicion pointed to Puss Kirkpatrick as the perpetrator of the deed. Kirkpatrick was not suspected of having taken any part in the burning 1 it is thought when the mob visited Kirk patrick's cabin he recognized some of the party and they killed him, because they feared they would be exposed. Both of the bodies were brought to Gallatin, where 1 hey were received by hundreds of negroes. The Number of Hills Introduced. Washington, April 20.—To-day was the one hundredth day of the present ses sion. The total number of bills and reso lutions introduced in the Senate and Honse up to this date is 12,568, exceeding by more th in 2,000 the number presented in the first one hundred days of the last con gress. So far the House has passed 425 bills and the Senate 831 ; and 185 House bills and 24 Senate bill have been sent to the president for his approval. Bond Offers. Washington, April 23.— The Secretary of the Treasury at noon opened the pro posals for sale of bonds to the government. The total amount covered $1,824,600. The rates ranged from 107.50@108£ for regis tered 41s; 107.70@107; for coupon 4ls; 124.70® 125.73 for registered 4s, and 124.70 ©125J for coupon 4s. The awards will be announced this afternoon. This afternoon the Secretary accepted the following offers : $20,000 coupons, 45 at $125: $1,000_ coupon and $5,000 registered 4's at $124« ; $15,000 coupon and $5,000 registered 45 at $125. All other offers re ected. Washington, April 24—The total amount of bonds offered to the govern ment to-day was $1,642,000. Eor Gresham. Chicago, April 24.—The Republicans of the third congressional district this morn ing selected Mayor Roche and Leonard Swett as delegates to the national conven tion. Thedelegate8, amid great enthnsiasm, were instructed to support the candidacy of Judge Gresham. It is understood that Swett is to present the name of Judge Gresham to the convention. Deadly Blast. St. Louis, April 20.—As five section were passing the Gerlings White i Company's works in a hand car, on th Louis, Kansas City & Colorado road, Tabodie, Missouri, to-day, a blast expie blowing an immense rock npon the 1 car. All of the men were fatally ] Their names are Harry Cowan, Tho«. 1 mar, Smith Dougherty, Clark Patton Ed. Shepherd. Three of them died e.ecing.