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WITH HARRISON.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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