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Senators Hiscock and Plumb Among Yes terday's Visitors. As Also Gov- Hawkins, of Tennessee, and Field, of Michigan. Maine and Michigan Statesmen for Cab inet Seats. GEN. IIAHHISON. Di>ti»gnish<'(! Visitor» Have a Talk With the Pre»ident>Elect. Indianapolis, January 3.—The chief mterest.bere to day centered in the visit of Senator Hiscock, who arrrived from Wash ington at 12:30 and drove direct to the res idence of the President-elect, arriving about 1 o'clock, just in time to partake of the noon-day meal. Luncheon over, the General and his guest repaired to the library, where they remained closeted together in earnest conversation until 3:15, when the Senator took bis leave. No third party was present during the long conference, therefore r o one is able to state positively what passed between them unless one or the other chooses to divulge. Gen. Harrison talked freely of the visit to an Associated Press correspondent this evening, but said nothing not already known. To day brought another Senatorial pil grim iu the person of Mr. Plumb, of Kan sas, who arrived this morning trom the West. His conference with Gen. Harrison was less than an hour, and he left at two o'clock for Washington. In an interview Senator Plumb said he merely stopped over to have a general talk with the Presi dent-elect. He was not pressing any name for a cabinet position. Kansas had no can didate. He was in favor of an extra ses sion of congress; and believed party and public necessity would induce President Harrison to call congress together. He was in favor of a vigorous and early investiga tion of the colored vote in the South. He thought Blaine would sit at the head of the new cabinet. Another visit of prominence was that oi Hon. Moses W. Field, of Detroit. If he came here with a special object he kept it to himself. He talked freely however and said among other things that he had no doubt whatever but that Gen. Alger would comprise one of President Harrison's cabi net. He was equally confident in his opinion that Blaine would be Secretary of State. Among other visitors was Hon. H. A. Hawkins, of Tennessee, defeated Repub lican candidate for Governor of that State. Indianapolis, January 2. —As com pared with yesterday and previous days, the callers at Gen. Harrison's were few, and embraced no people of political dis tinction except Chairman Davis, of the Lawrence county committee. In the evening David Carnahan, of Port Town send, Washington, Territory, visited with Gen Harrison. He stated that his visit had no connection wha ever, with politics or office seeking but he admits that he urged upon the president elect to remem ber the Pacific slope; and especially asked him to urge upon Congress the early ad mission of Washington Territory into the sisterhood of States. The Grand Army veterans and many of Gen. Harrison's civil ian friends were regretting to-day that no authentic and accurate verbatum report of Gen. Harrison's brief speech last night was in existence. Gen. Harrison regarded the meeting as a family gathering and had no expectation or desire that his remarks be printed. The spirit of the speech was the subject of general approval con gratulation to-day in Grand Army circles, and with the Republicans gener ally. By many it was regarded as a "key note" to the attitude of the new adminis tration towards the South. The announcement through the Associ ated Press dispatches that Senator Hiscock was enroule to Indianapolis caused much speculation as to the special mission of the distinguished pilgrim. One of the appar ently plausible explanations is to the ef fect that certain New York statesmen have carried their disagreement so far that rumor has reached them that unless they harmonize they both stand in danger of being left out in the cold and that Senator Hiscock lias been designated by them as a peace missionary. The visit of Hon. H. A. Davis, chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Lawrence county, to Gen. Harrison this afternoon was of more than ordinary im portance, as he carried with him sixty hree letters from as many county chair men. Some of them are addressed to the General, all cordially and voluntarily en dorsing Chairman Huston of the Repub lican State Central Committee for a cabinet place. Davis also presented a re quest at the recommendation of fourteen additional chairman who had personally authorized him to act in the premises for them, making seventy-seven counties thus far beard from out of ninety-two. This is the first official act of the Republicans of Indiana towards obtaining cabinet recog nition. Davis states that Chairman Huston knows nothing of the movement and that the matter has been specially withheld from his knowledge. Indianapolis, January 4. —Gen. Harri son had an unusually large number of vis itors to-day, and it was more of a society than a political day. Among the promi nent callers wer 3 Gen. John A. Foster, ex Minister to Russia, Spain and Mexico; Hon. Joseph Medill, editor Chicago tri bune ; Gen. Paul Vandervoort, of Omaha, former Commander of the G. A. R.; Judge Yassar, ex-Treasurer of the State of Missis sippi under the administration of Gov. Al corn; Hon. Harrison Allen, of Dakota, one of the 306 Grant delegates in 1881; Gen. Ward, of Boston, and a number of others. Gen. Foster is credited with being an ardent advocate for Blaine's appointment to the head of the state department. Editor Medill was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Josie. They called at the Harrison residence short lv after 11 o'clock and lunched with the family. Medill says his visit was entirely social. Gen. Vander voort was accompanied from Omaha by Hon. John W. Thurston, who, however, was prevented from stopping over by eastern engagements. Vandervoort says there is much talk in Nebraska of Thurs ton tor a cabinet place. There has never been any serious talk around Indianapo lis of Judge Thurston for the cabinet and the ex-Commander's suggestion is thought to furnish a key tohis visit to-day,although he declares he simply stopped over to shake hands, but that is what they all say. Gen. Vandervoort left for Washington to-night. He stated that Corporal James N. Tanner, of Brooklyn, who stumped In diana with Blaine and Gen. Hoover, will have very strong support from G. A. R. men for the commissionship of pensions. The name of Gen. W. H. Gibson, of Tiffin, Ohio, is also associated with the pension commissionship. Judges Simral and Vassar, Mississippi visitors, both came to talk over the South ern situation. Their interview with the President-elect was very satisfactory, and they believe his administration will pleas* the Southern people. of of PUBLIC LANDS. Bill to Modify the Government Policy. Washington, January 3. —The House committee on public lands to-day took action on the Senate bill relating to public lands, a means by which it is hoped to se cure legislation at this session of Con gress that will greatly modify the public land policy of the government. The House passed during the last session a bill repealing pre-emption and timber culture and otherwise amended the land laws, but no ■eiien has been taken on the measure by the Senate In order to facilitate the pas»aze of the essential features of this general land bill the House committee to day ook up the bill passed by the Senate in December providing that the public lands of the United States now subject to private entry shall be disposed of under the homestead laws only. After making numerous amends to the bill, Holman was instructed to report it to the House and ask its early consideration. It is the pur pose of the committee in this way to en deavor to throw the proposed land reform legislatien into the hands of the conference committee of the House and Senate to se cuie it possible the substantial changes desired to be effected in our land laws. The bill agreed upon by the committee to-day, provides that the public lands chiefly valuable for agricu'ture or subject to private entry shall he disposed of under the homestead law only, and that the pre emption law shall be repealed. Persons who have made preemption or homestead entry of land, but have not perfected title thereto, are given the right to make another homestead entry whenever a settler upon the public domain is unable on account of destruction of crops to secure support from the land located upon. Officers may grant a leave of absnece from the claim to a settler for not exceeding one year. Home stead settlers who have made entry to less than one quarter section of land are given the privilege of making another entry, the aggregate quantity under entries not to exceed 160 acres. Sudden Death. Denver, Col., January 6.—E. J. Weth erill, the husband of Emma Abbott, the prima donna, died at the Windsor hotel in this city at 10 o'clock to-day of pneu monia, contracted while he was en route to Kansas City from the Pacific coast. He departed from Los Angeles last Monday via the southern route and was in his usual good health. He had business in Denver in connection with the sale of valuable real estate which he purchased on speculation a few months ago and ar rived Thursday morning. Mr. Wetherill went to the Winsor hotel and at once re quested a physician stating he had con tracted a severe cold on the road. He went to bed and gradually grew worse until this morning when he appeared to be a little better. He sat up in tied and read the newspapers and anuiunced that he would depart to morrow morning for Kansas City, where the Abbott Opera company begins an engagement to-morrow night. One hour later he was seized with choking and t-xpired immediately. Springer'» Admission Bill. Washington, January 2.—A bill in troduced by Representative Springer pro vides an enabling act for the admission of Arizona and Idaho as States. The people of the two Territories are authorized to hold elections on Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1889, for the elec tion of delegates to a constitutional con ventions to meet the first Wednesday in January, 1890. The constitutions framed at these conventions are to be voted upon by the people of the two proposed States on Tuesday after the first Monday of No vember, 1890, and if the majority should be found in favor of ratification authority is given each Territory to form a State government which, however, shall remain in abeyance until the respective State con stitutions shall be approved by Congress. Colored Catholic Convention. Washington, January 3. —There was a large attendance at the third day's meeting of the Colored Catholic Convention. Arch bishop Elder, of Cincinnati, addressed the delegates, urging them to continue in their good work. T he committee appointed to wait upon the President reported that he would receive the congress to-morrow afternoon Letters expressing sympathy with the objects of the convention were read from John Boyle O'Reilly and the Catholic Knights of America. Father Healy, of the order of the Holy Ghost, read an interesting paper of Catholic missionary work in Africa. The committee on resolu tions then reported an address, which, alter considerable discussion, was adopted, and a committee appointed to present it to Cardi nal Gibbons. Charged With Murder* Philadelphia, January 3.— A warrant was issued this afternoon for the arrest of Mrs. Schroop, wife of Jacob Schroop, the confessed murderer of Antone Schilling. A warrant was issued on the strength of a sworn statement by a daughter of Schroop by a former marriage, in which she de clared her stepmother had frequently urged her father to kill Schilling so that they could get possession of his money. Mrs Schroop is now in the hospital under going treatment for a cancer. Sentence Confirmed. Dublin, January 3.—In the County Court to day the Judge confirmed all sen tences imposed upon persons evicted from the VandeUur estate, previously having been found zuilty of resisting the Sheriff and attacking the police. Judge Kelly denounced the government for its laxity and moderation in dealing with rebellion, and said the prisoners each deserved to be imprisoned for five years. Postmaster Kemoved. St. Louis, January 3.—A Kansas City special says: Postmaster George M. Schelley received official notice of his removal this morning from the President and Postmaster General Dickinson. Scheller served Kansas City as Mayor for two terms, and has always been prominent in local democracy a9 a practical politician. Nomination Withdrawn. Washington, January 4.—The Presi dent to-day withdrew the nomination of Leon O. Bailey, to be District Attorney for Indiana, and substituted the name of Solomon Claypool, now Assistant District Attorney under special appointment. Political Sensation. Quebec, January 3.—The annulling of the election to the local House of Hon. Jas. McShane and his disqualifications for per sonal bribery in the court of view, has caused great sensation here, especially among the Irish Catholics who recognized him as their mouth piece. Coal Discovery in Dakota. St. Paul, Minn., January 6.—A special dispatch gives an account of the finding of another deposit of coal in Dakota, three miles north of Carterville. One vein, eight feet thick, was bored into at a depth of 128 feet, and after going through sand stone and slate, another vein was struck in which the drill is now working. took se Con The bill but the this to to was and en se of a less the to the in his in of to of to in a to a of a IN SECRET SESSION. The Senate Take Up and Dispose of Sher man's Besolution. Beassertion of the Monroe Doctrine by a Belatively Unanimous Vote. POSTAL AFFAIRS. Imposing Fines on Delinquent Railroads. Mail Washington, January 4.—Postmaster General Dickiuson to-day promulgated a decision in the matter of imposing on rail roads lines and deductions for failures and delays in carrying mail, lu an extraordi nary case coming within the exceptional character of the great blizzard of March, 1888, where the highest degree of diligence is used to remove the cause of delays, there should be no fine or deduction for any de la} 7 whatever. In other and unusual cases of delay by snows or floods, the following: "For a whole day's failure and the whole of the mail is carried through the succeed ing day, full pay. Where there is a fail ure for two days and the mail goes through the third day, one day's pay. If there should be a failure for four days, three day's pay should be deducted and where tbe failure is longer, deduction should be made for every day except the last one of the delay. From the experience of the department during tbe extended controversies between the western roads and their men in the latter part of the winter and early spring of this year. I do not conceive that that stripe of railroad employees can afford any excuse for the failure to carry the mails. If a case should ever occur of violent and unlawful obstruction to the movement of mails tbe government will be fully able to set it aside. As to fines for delinquency which results in tbe failure to connect, the rale should be to deduct from the line where the delinquency occurred. Union Pacific Through Trains. St. Paul, January 2.—A Globe special from Sioux City says: It is practically settled that the Union Pacific will in the immediate future operate the lines of the road from the west to Sioux City, crossing the river on the new bridge. An arrangement has been made between the Union Pacific and the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha, whereby the former secures the track privileges between Sioux City and Norfolk, Nebraska over tracks ot the latter company. The Union Pacific now operates the lines from Norfolk to the connection with tbe main line at Columbus, Nebraska, and under the new arrangement through trains will be run to and from Sioux City to connect with the main line. This action is forced on the Union Pacific by the activity of the Sioux City and Ogden line, which is mak ing rapid preparations to build their liDe to the Pacific coast. Visited the White House. Washington, Jannary 4.—The members of the Colored Catholic convention called at the White House this afternoon. R H. Ruff, of Boston, made an address to the President, in which he thanked him forbii kind treatment of the colored people. The President replied that he was glad to meet the representatives of the Colored Catholic church, recognizing in them a powerful element in the progress and prosperity of the country. He said be was fully con vinced that good religionists who take an interest in the affairs ot the nation are powerful auxi'laries to good administration and good government. He then shook hands wish each delegate. Memorial Presentation. Indianapolis, January 7. —At a meet ing of the Indianapolis Literary club to night a memorial was presented to Gen. Harrison who ba9 long been a member of the club,expressing th-jir appreciation of the honor conferred on a member of their clnb in his election and tendering personal re gard and good wishes. Gen. Harrison ex pressed warm thanks for the kind words addressed to him. Among tbe signers of th3 memorial as members of the club are many prominent judges, lawyers and poli ticians of Indiana. Visiting Harrison. Indianapolis, January 7.— Among the callers at Geu. Harrison's reside■ ce to day was M. J. Pickering, of Philadelphia, Pres, of the Commercial Travellers' National Protective Association. Governor Adam's Message. Denver, January 4 —The biennial mes sage of Governor Alva Adams was deliv ered to tbe General Assembly to-day. It shows the State to be in an excellent finan cial condition. He recommends an appro priation for the nse of tbe committee en gaged in promoting the enterprise of a deep water harbor on the coast of Texas, also liberal sums for tbe improvement of the State penitentiary, insane asylnms and other state institutions; he recommends the abolishment of tbe fee system in county offices, and the passage of a high license law. Embezzler Arrested. Denver, Jannary 6.—Harry G. Strik ing, alias Harry Gardner, late cashier of tbe Chelsea Salt works of Boston, was ar rested here last night charged with embez sling $5,000 from tbe company. He bad $2,500 when arrested. He will be held* until the arrival of officers from Boston. American Public System. London, Jannary 6.—Cardinal Manning has prepared an exhaustive paper on tbe American public school system based on tbe statistics of Montgomery. Tbe Cardi nal strongly favors the parochial as op posed to pnblic school control. The paper will soon be published concurrently in England and America. Fatal Accident. Uniontown, Pa., Jannary 6.—Last night John Clark, engineer of tbe West Leisennieg mines, started down tbe shaft with two miners to examine the pumps The firemen was put in charge of toe en gine. When all was ready be started the cage, but forgot to reverse the engine. The cage went to the top tipple rapidly and there tbe rope broke, dropping the cage and men to tbe bottom of the abaft, five hundred feet, killing all three .in stantly. _ _ _ French Election. Paris, Jannary 6.—In the Department of the Seine, to-day, Qr. Montandon, (Bonlangist) was elected a member of the Chamber of Deputies by a majority of 7,539. In the Department of Charente, M. Duport (Bonlangist) was elected by a majority of 9,449 over the Republican candidate. Canadian Financial Report. Ottawa, Ont., Jannary 2.— The public accounts of tbe Dominion for tbe fiacal year 1887-88 show the gross debt increased daring the year from $§73,187,626 to $284, 513,841. There was an increase in the cost of nearly every branch of public ser vice. a a THE FE WALE ANARCHIST. Mr». Parson'» Sentiment in Regard to the Labor Qnestion. Chicago, January 6. —Mrs. Parsons, the anarchist, to-day made another speech sim ilar to the one she delivered last Sunday and this time as before, she was unmolest ed by the" police. Her audience was in Waverly Hall, near the police headquarters and was essentially a gathering of socialists, whose purpose was to discuss the sub ject of*"Salvation from Poverty." Mrs. Parsons said: "I am a revolutionist and believe all means are justifiable to get rid of the present industrial slavery from capita lists, our masters. A revolution by force must come and the sooner it comes, the quicker your emancipation will arrive. Behind the ballot most be a Winchester rifle." In concluding the dark-skinned speaker declared: "For one, I am going to follow truth, if u takes me behind the prison bars and if I have to die for it." Chinese Highbinders. San Francisco, January 6.— To-day there was a resumption of hostilities be tween the deputy sheriffs who have been officially placed in charge of the Chinese stores at 806 Dupont street, and the Chi nese highbindeis said to be in the posses sion of the store. Jnst as one of the deputy sheriffs was relieving another the discovery was made that some one was trying to pry open the door. One of the deputies shouted to the invaders, who were now chopping at the door, to desist or he would shoot. A fusilade of bullets from the out side was the response. Tbe officers dodg ing behind a partition opened fire, the highbinders returning it with a succession of volleys. One deputy finally crawled along the floor and began firing at Bhort range. He soon heard some one outside give a yell of pain and then fall. All tbe invaders then ran, taking tbe wonnded or dead, if any, with them, for snbseqnent in vestigation showed there was not a man to be seen. About thirty shots were fired in all. ____ Fatal Boiler Explosion. Pittsburg, Jannary 9. —From New Hope, Miner county, W. V., it is learned that a frightful accident occurred Satnr day afternoon. A number of farmers had gathered at William Porter's grist mill, as it is their custom ou Saturdays to get their supplies of flour. A number were talk ieg in tbe boiler bouse when tbe boiler ex ploded completely wrecking the mill. Joseph E. French, Thomas Carter, Levi Shields and John Wimmer were instantly killed, their bodies being blown into shreds. Eli Shields died from his in juries to-day. Pieces of flesh have dropped from the arms of Wade Shuffel, a farmer, exposing the bones and his death will soon come. Jerome Carter and William Carter were also seriously in jured. The explosion is said to be due to the carleesness of the engineer in allowing the water in the boiler to ion low. Sunday Tragedy. New York, January 6. —Wm. Mann, an artist, shot and killed his niece, Carrie Jones, and committeed suicide in an up town tenemeDt to-day. She is a married woman, but has been living with Mann as his wife for several years. The wo man's husband, whose name is Stephen Jones, is a carpenter living in Poughkeepsie. He has not lived with his wife for thirteen years. A fourteen year old son of Jones and the woman who deserted him is thought to be the cause ol to-day's tragedy. He lived, with his mother aüd Manu, who had frequent quarrels with her on the boy's account. Bold Stage Robbery. Clovekd.vle, Cal., January 6.—A double stage robbery occurred last uight. The down stage from Mendocino City was stopped near Philo by a masked highway man, whodemanded the treasure box. Hold ing a revolver iu one band be took tbe box lrom the driver with the other. The stage had only gone a few hundred yards when it met the stage from Cloveidale, and the driver remarked that he also had been robbed, but be gave no details. The ex press boxes were all that were takeD. Steamer Sunk. Bayou^ Sara, La., January 6.—The steamboat Paris C. Brown, from New Or leans and Cincinnati, struck a snag at Her mitage landing point, Coupes parish, at 9 o'clock last night and sunk. Eight lives were lost. The boat is a total loss and tbe cargo is floating down the stream. The names of the lost are Wm. Mitchel, Wm. Marshal, James Harrison, Wm. Taylor, Abraham Mitchell, a barber and porter, whose names are unknown. Samuel Gray, of the steamer's crew, and all the pas sengers were saved. Suicide. Salem, Mass., January 4.— Rev. F. Israel, pastor of the First Unitarian charch, committed suicide this evening by catting his throat with a razor while temporarily insane. He has been un settled mentally since the recent burning of the steamer Maryland on which he was a passenger, barely escaping with his life. More Race Troubles Threatened. New Orleans, Jannary 6.—A Vicks burg special says : Race troubles are again threatened at Ozark, Miss., the place where, a short time ago, a number were arrested, charged with bnrning Col. Paxton's resi dence, and it was asserted they were plot ting to assassinate tbe family. Tbe negroes succeeded in making their escape, but it is thought some of them were afterward killed. It is said to day that tbe negroes in the vicinity assembled and threatened vengeance. Fifty Winchester rifles were sent to Areola from here to day, and tbe militia are being held in readiness to re spond to summons. In Prison Garb. Dublin, January 4 —Edward Harring ton, who was sentenced to six months im prisonment for publishing in the Kerry Sentinel reports concerning meetings of the suppressed branches of the National League, was transferred to Tnllamore jail attired in prison garb. A crowd gathered at the railway station to bid him farewell. He was heartily cheered. Kilram-Sullivan Match. Buffalo, January 4 —Jake Kilrain and Charley Mitchell gave a sparring exhibi tion here to-night. There were some hisses and cries for Sullivan. Parson Davies, the manager, announced that Snllivan and Kilrain would meet in Toronto on Monday morning to draw up articles of agreement for the fight for the championship and $10 000 a side._ _ _ Famine in China. Shanghai, January 4.—Famine and drouth are prevailing in the interior and are increased in severity, cansing terrible sufferings. In the Province of Shang-Tnng the crops have been destroyed by an over flow of the Yellow river. Flood Waters in the Tiber. Rome, January 4.—The floods are ex tending and doing much damage. In one house which collapsed twelve persons were killed. ENGINEER'S CONFERENCE. The Burlington Strikers Threaten to Tie-up All Offending Roads* Chicago, Jannary 2. —It was understood that the conference between the engineers' committee and the Burlington road would be resumed to-day, but on account of the pressure of business on railroad officers in cidental to the opening of a new year, it was postponed till to-morrow. No hint could be obtained from the railroad people as to whether they had decided to reject or accept the proposed compromise. Chair man Cavener, of the engineers' committee, seemed confident, notwithstanding his ag gressive attitude, that the whole matter will be settled amicably. He was reported in a local paper this evening as saying in case the BnrliDgton refused to compro mise serious trouble might be looked for, as the Brotherhood had unimpeachable evidence to show that nearly all the West ern roads were blacklisting "Q" strikers. While he would not state definitely the nature of the trouble he assumed that a great tie-up of the offending roads would be ordered in order to force the Burlington to terms by cutting off its feeders and con nections. Such a tie-up would paralyze the railroad interests of the country. Chief Arthur's Maternent. Clevelend, O., Jannary 2. —Chief En gineer Arthur when shown the dispatches from the Chicago reporting status of the Burlington affairs said he had no direct advices from the conference committee and would not express an opinion. He was, however of the opinion that Chairman Cavener had not made the radical state ments attributed to him regarding the pos sible giving up of the Burlington connec tions and feeders, in the event of a failure to reach a settlement. Eqnalizing Salaries. Washington, Jannary 4.—A joint reso lution was introduced in the Senate to-day by Cnllom providing that hereafter the Supervising Surgeon General of the Marine Hospital Service shall receive the same salary and allowances as are now allotted to the Surgeon General of tbe Army. The resolution was referred. Tbe salary of the Supervising Surgeon General of tbe Ma rine Hospital Service is now $4,000 a year. The Surgeon General of the Army receives $5,500 a year with an increase of 10 per cent, after the first five years ot service and 10 per cent, after the first ten years. Chinese Treaty Conference. Washington, January 5. —The Pres ident to-day sent to Congress two tele grams in relation to the rejection of the Chinese treaty which were omitted from the correspondence sent heretofore in answer to the Senate resolution. These two telegrams are cypher messages sent by the Secretary of State to the minister at Pekin as follows. Washington, Sept. 6,1888.—To Denby, minister at Pekin. The rejection of the treaty is reported here. What information bave you? Bayard. Washington, Sept. 19, 1888. — To Denby, minister at Pekin.—A bill has passed both houses of Congress lor the total exclusion of Chinese and awaits the President's approval. Public feeliDg on the Pacific coast is excited, in favor of it and the situation is critical. Impress upon the government of China the neces sity for instant decision in the interest of treaty relations and amity. Bayard. Regarding the Inauguration. Washington, January 6.— The inaugu ral committee informs all persons wishing to visit the capital during the inaugural ceremonies they can secure good rooms and board at private houses throughout the city at prices ranging from $2 to $4 per day by communicating with Col. I P. Wright, chairman of the public comfort commi'tee. Reduction of Salaries. St. Louis. January 6.—It is announced that a circular will he issued to-morrow from the headquarters ot the Missouri Pacific railways that the salaries of all the employes on that system whose pay is $100 per month and over will be reduced ten per cent. This applies to the heads of departments as well as others, hut does no: aflect conductors, engineers or those connected with the mechanical depart ment. Dedication Ceremonies. Philadelphia, Jaouary 6.— Vice Presi dent-elect Morton aod wife arrived in the city last evening. They were driven to the residence of Rev. Dr. Francis L. Rob biDS, whose wife is a niece of the Vice Pres ident-elect. This evening Mr. and Mrs Morton and Dr. F eld attended the cere monies of dedication of the Disstou Hall and Beacon Dispensaries connected with Beacon Presbyterian church. Big Land Deal. Pittsburg, January 4.—One of the big gest land deals on record has been consum mated with the Brazilian government by New York, Pittsburg and Washington capitalists The principle object of the promoters of the scheme is to open np the valuable diamond and gold fields in far western Brazil and in order to prosecute, investigate and carry on the work a com pany with a capital of $14,000,000 is in process of formation. The grant is for be tween 50,000 and 60,000 acres of land bordering the Amazon river in the region of the Andez mountains. Opposed to Bonlanger. Paris, Jannary 4.—Most of the Repub lican journals describe the manifesto issued by Boulanger to electors of the department of the Seine as an issue of calumny and brag and say it is not worthy of discussion. The Gaulois says: "As Boulanger's pro gramme is to ask the country to make its voice heard the Conservatives intend to vote for him." A Congress of Republican senators, deputies] and editors opposed to Boulanger will meet on Sunday to Belect a candidate against him. Oklohama Squatters. Kansas City, January 5.— The Times has advices from Springer, Oklohama, that the martial law order of two years ago has been put iu force and the squatters are decamping. Springer is a little over three weeks old but day before yesterday it had a population of 3,000. Tbe soldiers are vigorously enforcing the order and the set tlers are obeying it with alacrity. Railroad Accident. Brookhaven, Miss., January 6.—A special says tbe south bound passeDger train on the 111. Central was wrecked at Cedar Hill by an open switch this evening. Engineer Jarvey and a negro fireman were badly bruised and one or two passengers slightly hart, bat not seriously. Disastrous Storm. London, January 6.—A violent storm has occurred in the Pyrenees, Oriental. The rivers have overflowed their banks and the streets of Perpignan and the conn try ronnd about are flooded. Communica tion has been stopped. An enormous amount of damage has been done and much distress caused. It is feared that the storm has also wrecked vessels. Gone to Canada. Boston, Janaary 6.— John L. Sullivan started lor Toronto this afternoon. to would the in it hint or ag in for, the a con En the direct and was, state pos reso the same The the Ma year. per Pres tele the from in by at the To has the the on it of $4 P. the is of the to Hall big by the the far in be land and pro its to to that ago are had are set at and the LEGISLATION. Business in the National Congress Washington, January 6 —The Senate will spend the week in consideration, and nothing will be taken up except the Ed munds-Monroe doctrine. The joint resolution proposition amend the rules so as to prevent filibuster ing on the first and third Mondays of each month agaiDst motions to pass measures under the order of suspension of the rules has thrown the House into a deadlock which only the rule requiring adjournment each day at five o'clock prevents from becoming as memorable as that which, the last session, was precipitated by the direct tax bill. Reed, of Maine, who has charge of the resolution to cbaDge the rules, has an nounced his intention to keep the matter before the House until a final decision on it is reached. * Chairman Crisp, ot the committee on elections, has signified his intentions calling up on Tuesday the South Carolina contested election case of Smalls against Elliott. He expects strong Republican opposition to the report of the committee iu favor of tbe sitting member, and its consideration will probably consume two two days. This case disposed of, the Sul livan-Felton California contested election case will be called up. Every opportunity to continue the con sideration of the River and Harbor bill will be renewed by Blanchard, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs is awaiting chance to call up the diplomatic appropri ation bill. The sundry civil appropriation bill will be reported during the week, but the course of all the business in tbe House hinges on the disposition of the pending proposition to change the rales. SENATE. Washington, Jan. 7.—The committee on Public Lands reported a bill to estab lish the Lincoln Land District in New Mexico, which passed both House last ses sion, but failed to receive the President's Signatare before the adjournment.! ^The bill passed. The resolution heretofore offered by Stew art to inquire whether there bad been mining obstructions in Nevada on account prosecutions recommended by the Com missioner of the General Land Office, was taken up and agreed to. The resolution reported from the com mittee on foreign relations in reference to the Panama canal was taken up and Gray rose to make some remarks but was inter rupted by a motion made by Edmunds, seconded by Hoar, that in consideration ♦he subject the doors be closed. The gal leries were accordingly cleared and the Senate went into secret session. HOUSE. Washington, January 7.—Immediately after reading the journal the contest over the proposed change of rules abolishing the call of states on suspension Monday was resumed, the pending question being on the ordering of the previous questiou. The clerk proceeded to call the roll. The vote resulted: Yeas, 112; nays, 22 —29 lees than a quorum. A call of the House was or dered and the call developed the pres ence of 226 members. The vote was again taken on ordering the previous question upon the resolution. Again a quorum faded away, the vote standiog, yeas 136, nays 15, twelve votes being still lacking to enable the House to proceed to business. Reed moved a call of the House, and was so ordered. SENATE. Washington, January 8. —The post office committee reported a till providing that tbe omi^eion to pay lawful postage on a special delivery letter shall not prevent or delay its transmission and delivery but that lawful postage shall be collected on its delivery. Passed. Sherman introduced a bill to make and alter regulations as to tbe time, place and manner of holding elections for represen tatives in congress. Referred to the com mittee on privileges and elections. He said the bill was prepared by a gentleman familiar with the subject but did not care to have his name published. The bill was unpartisan and calculated to insure abso lutely fair elections in every part of the United States. It was confined to elections for members of congress. Hoar offered a resolution (agreed to) calling on the Secretary of the Treäsury for the report of Special Treasury Officer Byrne, made in November, 1887, in regard to the evasion of sugar duties in New York. The Senate then resumed consideration of the tariff bill. HOUSE. Reed, of Me., fired the first gun of the fifth day's contest over the proposed change of the rules by calling up the res olution reported by him from the com mittee on rules. The shot took effect and the previous question was ordered on the resolution, 187 to 20. Then Helman,of Indian, in pursuance of caucus action last night, moved to recommit the resolution and upon that motion he demanded the prev ious question. Pay son, of Illinois, desired to move to recommit the resolution with instructions to the committee on rales how to act in the premises, bnt the speaker rnled that one motion to recommit having been made and the previous question demanded, another to recommit, even though coupled with in structions, was not in order unless tbe de mand for the previous question was voted down. On a division on the question or dering the previous question the vote stood—ay es 132, nays 3. Action of the Senate in Regard to the Monroe Doctrine. Washington, January 7.—The secret session continued until 5:40, when the doors were reopened. It was then found that the discussion had been carried on by Edmunds, Sherman, Morgan, Gray and Jones, of Arkansas, and that the joint resolution was adopted—yeas 49, nays 3, having been modified so as to read : Resolved , By the Senate and Honse of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, that the Government of the United States will look with serious concern and disapproval upon any connection of any European govern ment with the construction or control of aoy ship-canal across the Isthmns of Darien or across Central America, and must regard any such connection or control as injurious to the just rights and interests of the United States and a menace to their welfare. Section 2. That the President be and he is hereby requested to communicate this expression of the views of the Government of the United States to the governments of the countries of Europe. A Realistic Romance. Montreal, January 5.—A man named Charost went to California eighteen years ago to seek his fortnne. After some time news reached his wife be was dead. She married again. The second husband was killed by accident. She married a third hnsband. A short time since the first hus band appeared with $33,000 and wished to live with his wife. She declined. The case is likely to come before the coarts. Russian War Vessels. Vienna, January 7. —Russia has placed a flotilla of war vessels on the Vistula river. IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. Answers From Men in Regard to the Subject. Louisville, Ky., January 4. —Some time ago the Society for the Protection of Freedom and Right, a strong German or ganization ot this city, addressed letters to President Cleveland, Secretary of S ato Bayard and leading Senators and Congress *ieu, asking their views on the subject of ». emigration. Answers have been received trom a number, including President Cleve land, who stated bis views were fully set forth in his annual message, ard that he had nothing to add. Secretary Bayard answered that by virtue of his position it would not be proper for him to express an opinion. Senator Morgan thought cen tral European nations furnished good citizens. Immigration from those coun tries should be encouraged with proper re strictions. Senator Blackburn answered that Chinese should be rigidly excluded and Italians were in no wise beneficial to the country. Congressman Richard Gunther said all socialists and anarchists should be ex cluded. Congressman Cox thought Germans and Irish made the best citizens, and immigra tion with proper restrictions should be en couraged. LIBEL SUIT. Arrest oi'the Proprietor and Editor of the Chicago Times. Chicago, January 4. —Late this after noon warrants were sworn out by Police Inspector Bonfield for the arreet of J. J. West, proprietor, and Joseph Duniap, ed ditor of the Times, charging them with criminal libel for the publication, this morning, of an interview with the wife of Detective Lowenstein in which she charged her husband with acting as a "fence" for thieves, aud alleging that that Police Cap tain Schock was cognizant of the fact. Dr. Dunlap was immediately arrested in his room in the Times bnilding and taken to Harrison street station. On arriving at the station Mr Dunlap was thrown into a cell and treated otherwise with exceeding ly scant courtesy. The space behind the bars in which Mr. Dunlap was confined is narrow, dark and noisome, one for crimi nals from some of the worst quarters in the city. At 7:30 Mr. West, who had just heard of the matter, hurried to the armory with bondsmen and Dunlap and himself were soon released on bail. Chicago, January 6 —The Times to morrow will print a story of the attempted bribery of one of its employes to steal cer tain documents supposed to reflect upon James Doolittle, attorney for one of tbe elevated roads seeking a franchise from the city council. The Times has been charging that boodle was being used in be half of the road in question and has been scoring Doolitte unsparingly. Centennial Celebration. New York, January 7.—The committee of clergymen of several denominations, who have been for some time assisting the executive committee of the centennial celebration of Washington's inauguration, have prepared an address which will be sent to ministers aud churches throughout the country. The address concludes: "On the morning of April 30th, 1789, bells at 9 o'clock summoned 'he people to tbeir churches to implore the blessing of heaven people to tbeir churches to implore the blessing of heaven on the nation and its chosen president. Universal was the religious sense of the im portance of the occasion. We respectfully and earnestly request of our fellow citizens of every name, race and creed of this city and throughout the entire country following the examples of our fathers to meet in their respective place of worship at 9 o'clock on the morning of April 30, 1889, and to hold such religious services of thanksgiving and praise as may seem suitable in view of what God has done for us and nor land during the century which has elapsed since George Washington took the seat of State. Religion and patriotism have been united among us as a people from the very beginning and may they so continue for ever. Terms of the Truce. Chicago, January 5. —Chief Engineer P. M. Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers, arrived this morning from Cleveland. He was closeted with the members of the conference committee and the terms of settlement were formerly sub mitted to him. The terms of the truce have not yet been made public. It is considered probable, however, that tbe "Q" shall take Brotherhood men back as fast as there are vacancies iu the ranks aud that the black listshall be done away with. Pardoned. St. Paul, January 7. —Jacob Bird, who was sent to the penitentiary from Dakota county ten year 7 ' ago for murder, has been pardoned by the Governor, by Bird's brother having confessed on his death-bed tbe commission of the murder in questiou. High Price For a Stallion. Lexington, Ky., January 7. —Leland Stanford has sold to E. P. Pepper, of Frankfort, Ky., the bay stallion Norval, by Electioneer, dam by Alexander S., for $15,000. _ _ Defeated the Körens. London, January 8. —Advices from Man dalay state a battle has been fought be tween British lorces and the Körens, a wild tribe of the country. The British lost five killed, the Körens 300. Suicide. Hazelton, Pa, Jannary 7.— Dr. H. J, Myer, the oldest dentist of the town, shot and killed his wife this morning, and then committed suicide with the same weapon. The deed was evidently premeditated double suicide. Appropriation Hills. Washington, January 7.— The sundry civil appropriation hill was completed to day by the Honse committee on appropri ations. It carries an aggregate appropria tion of $22,852,999, this being $6,721,451 less than the regular and special estimates and $3,769,0U8 more than the appropriation for the current fiscal year. Assignment. Cincinnati, January 7.—The Keeper Milling Company, of CovingtoD, Ky., as signed to-day. Assets, $75,000 to $100.000. Inabilities estimated at from $100,000 to $150,000._ _ Short in His Accounts. St. Louis, January 3. —A special from Gainsville to-day says: "E. W. Gilorease, county treasurer of Montagne county, is short in his accounts $4,00. A meeting of the county commissioners is now in ses sion considering the matter." Their Cases Postponed. ^ Chicago, January 5.— The cases if James J. West and Joseph Dunlap, respec tively publisher and city editor of the Times, who were arrested last night at the instance of Inspector Bonfield and Captain Schaack on the charge of criminal libel, came np before Jnatite White. Upon re quest they were postponed until Janu ary 10.