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FISK BROS. - - - Publishers. R. E. FI SK, ...... Editor THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1889. No imposition played upon a confiding public is quite so delusive as the "circula tion" lake. _ If there is a capitalistic gudgeon who hasn't been hooked, now is the time to bait for him;__ Olk esteemed neighbor, the organ, boasts that it prints the uews. To be sure it does—one day subsequent to the HER ALD. ___ Senator M ANDERSON, ol Nebraska, will be his own successor by unanimous voice of the Republican members of the legislature._ Yesterday was a great day in settling several senatorial contests. The sharpest and most doubtful contest is liable to oc cur in New Jersy. The Union Pacific Funding bill and the Nicaragua ship canal bill will both pass if they can be brought to vote, and that is what Reed is now trying to fix in the House. House. All the news of the day is found in the Herald of current date. In fact, the Herald is the only Helena journal that owns an exclusive and perpetual news franchise. ___ All the dies used at the U. S. Mint during the year 1888 died with the year and were officially cremated under the eye of the superintendent. The intention is to make more work for the counterfeiters. Republican legislative caucuses yester day in Maine, Michigan and Colorada nom inated W. P. Frye, James McMillan and E. W. Walcott .for United States Senators McMillan and Walcott are new men, but both offmerit and mark. Washington Territory does not mean to be distanced by South Dakota or Mon tana in the race for early admission. A delegate convention called by general pub lic opinion met at Elleusburg yesterday to frame a constitution. The desire for State government is unanimous. One of the best things to mark the open ing of a new year is the announced settle ment of the long-pending and bitter "Bur lington strike." Reason has to settle the difference at last Why not leave it to this referee at the start and abide the decision? It is not too much to say that this Burling ton strike has cost millions, while any off set of gain is very small. It is learned that his many engagements have detained our townsman, Russell B. Harrison, in the East, and his expected return to Helena early the present month is necessarily postponed. Mr. Boos, his business partner, who recently paid a visit to Indianapolis, reports Gen. Harrison as sprightly and looking as strong and rug ged as when be last visited Montana, three years ago.__ Montana steps still further to the front in the matter of metal products for 1888. Colorado was our second in 1887, and has reported for 1888 a total product of $26,000,000, while Montana reports $40,000,000. When our big smelters in this city and at Great Falls are in full blast this product is going to be greatly in creased, and no one need be surprised if the produet for 1889 reaches $50,000,000. Hon. John H. Heaton, M. P., is an nounced as coming early to America to ad vocate ocean penny postage, with figures to show our Congress that it is feasible. And Mr. Heaton will find our next Congress will not need any urging to adopt the pro posed reduction and extend it all over the world. We are not sure but two rates will be the ultimate schedule for the whole world—one cent an ounce for letters, and one cent for every four ounces of other matter. _ A circular letter from the Pres ident, C. C. Slaughter, urges stockmen throughout the States aud Territories to unite with the Beef Producers and Butch ers' National Association in support of measures to counteract the Armour, Swift, Hammond and Morris combine, which )has brought to bear nefarious methods to crip ple and destroy the stock industry. Mem bership in the Association is placed at the moderate sum of $5. The headquarters of the Association are at Dallas, Texas. The Dominiou debt increased last year $11,326,215. While our national debt is rapidly decreasing, it will not take more than three or four years for the two to come together. The Dominion is trying to run a race with the United States in the matter of internal improvements and trans continental transportation. So long as England is willing to advance the money for this competition, the Canadians may be content to have the spending of the money, but the time is coming when Canada's milch cow will go dry and when the tax payers will want to shift their burdens. One of the contending factions in Hayti is understood to have applied to France with a tender of sovereignty. Legitime, who is in possession of the capital, has just barely escaped a bombardment of hig^posi tion by the Galena and Yantic^ and if re ports are correct is preparing for more summary punishment by the persecution of American citizens. It would be just like the mercurial Frenchmen to interfere in Hayti, but if Cleveland's administration would allow such a thing to pass unnoticed t Is certain the new one so soon to suc ceed will not leave any doubt about the vitality of the Monroe doctrine. For our selves, we do not want Hayti or any part of it on any terms, but no other leading power of the world should be allowed to plant herself there as a threat or obstacle to onr power. MITCHELL FOR THE CABINET. Though we should regret to see the country lose the services of John H. Mitchell, of Oregon, in the Senate, he would make such a splendid Secretary of the Interior that we cannot refrain from expressing our preference for him above every one else mentioned in this connec tion. Senator Mitchell would uot only represent the Pacific coast, but the whole northern tier of Territories—Washington, Idaho, Montana and Dakota—a solid Re publican cohort that deserves considera tion still more for future prospects than past performance and present standing. It should not be forgotten that it was the vote of Oregon in June last that struck the key note of the result reached in No vember. Senator Mitchell is a man of brains and energy. He knows intimately the wants of our section of the country, and would so administe* the duties of the Department that every interest and every individual would feel the reviving influence. Our people who have been working against many natural disadvantages to redeem and settle this wilderness region, do not relish the title and treatment of "thieves" and "frauds," which the present administration has wantonly bestowed upon them. Our interests for the coming four years will be greater than ever before, and perhaps than ever after that, in the administration of the Interior Department. With our admission as a State will come the settlement of a great many important matters, and we want some one familiar with our situa tion and wants. In Senator Mitchell we should have all confidence that matters would move rapidly to a sat isfactory settlement. Our people have not forgotten what they suffered at the hands of such a crank as Schurz, though none questioned his general ability and honesty or Republicanism at that time. General Harrison knows us and our sec tion of country and how we have fared at the hands of hostile adminstrations, and we have confidence to believe that our in terests will be considered in this connec tion. We are confident in advance that his selection will be acceptable, but if it should meet bis views to put the Interior Department in charge of [Senator Mitchell every industry in Montana would feel the impulse of a new life. ADMISSION. Senator Mitchell's dispatch to Broad water seems encouraging for the early ad mission of Montana as a State, and yet we shall be more surprised than disappointed if it is accomplished this winter. This new born zeal of the Democrats for the admis sion of the Territories as States on their own terms has something suspicious about it. It is barely possible that recent sick ness has made a saint of the party, for it is written: "When the devil was sick, The devil a saint would be." If the Democratic members of the present Congress resolve to vote for the division of Dakota and the early admission of four of the Territories, our surprise will hardly be less than the announcement of an honest election in Louisiana. However, it wonld be well for our mem bers of both houses of the Legislature to memorialize Congress at once to grant us admission at the earliest possible moment under the constitution already adopted, as the general wish of all parties and inter ests. ;We believe this constitution is as gen erally acceptable as any that could be pro duced from the travails of a new conven tion, and the unanimous vote of both houses of our Legislature would satisfy the doubt of the most critical and might accel erate our admission by several months. It looks likes the swinging of a pendu lum from one extreme to the other, to see Springer introducing enabling acts for Idaho and Arizona, while within the year Senator Vest has been insisting that Dakota could not be officially credited with a larger population than was shown by the census of 1880. When we speak ot the wealth of onr mines of precious metals, eastern men of science and business say in reply that after all mines of iron and coal are the most valuable. The development of coal mines made in Montana in the past three or four years proves beyond doubt that Montana has more extensive coal mines than Pennsylvania. The de velopments of last year surpass those of all former years and show our fuel supply to be practically inexhaustable. This is not only a first class consideration in our cold northern latitude, but it insures us rail railroads and manufactures. We have an abundance of water-power in our latitude. What further metals and minerals we have future prospecting must disclose, but we have enough already known to assure us a leading position among States—the veritable "land of promise," where per formance discounts promise. We are all glad of any favors secured in Congress for our soldier boys aud return thanks to General Turner, Delegate Toole and Governor Leslie and all others who aided the measure. We are not particu larly alarmed at our unprotected sitnation, nor do we fear attacks from Indians or in vasions from the Dominion, but we do be lieve that some military drill and knowl edge should be part of the general educa tion of every American citizen. It should be taught in our high schools, colleges, academies and universities. The most caretul estimates place the yield of corn in the United States for 1888 at 2,000,000,000 of bushels, and this was at the rate of thirty-two bushels per head for every man, woman and child in the coun try. There is not much danger of starva tion in such a country as that. One hnn dred years ago the United States did not do more than barely supply her own de mands for food; now she dominates the markets of the world, and has expunged the name of famine from the list of the world's general calamities. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. THE CHIEF JUSTICESHIP. We cannot refrain from giving our heart iest approval of the choice indicated by members of the Montana Bar to tns ap pointment of ex-Governor Carpenter for the vacancy on the Supreme Bench of the Ter ritory caused by the resignation of Chief Justice McConnell. The movement does honor to all parties, lifts the case out of politics, and if consummated will give Montana a Chief Justice who will well sustain the high reputation achieved by former incumbents. If President Cleve land can be induced to send in the nomi nation there is no doubt of its immediate confirmation. There would be no inter ruption of business already pressing for con sideration. Any delay in filling the posi tion would work great injury and injustice to Judge McConnell, whose business ar rangements have been made and will necessarily suffer by delay. We do not know that Gov. Carpenter wonld accept if appointed. He is already established in a good paying business, whose abandonment would involve pe cuniary loss and increase of labor. But we still think that the position would accord with Gov. Carpenter's taste and the duties would not prove irksome. In case Montana were soon admitted as a State it is more than likely that so ac ceptable an occupant of the leading ju dicial position would, by general consent, be continued as Chief Justice with an in creased salary and a more honored, re sponsible and satisfactory sphere of duties. It doesn't seem to us that a national charter such as hasjust passed the House for the Nicaragua ship canal could be worth a cent to the enterprise. The Vermont legis lature granted a charter to this same enterprise last spring and any one of the States would t very willingly have done the same tbiog for an association of men of wealth, high standing and busi ness capacity engaged in such an enter prise. The fact that so much effoit has been spent in urging the passage of this bill shows that it is considered important. Anything that the name of the United States is attached to is regarded as an as surance of success It is not the money in the Treasury that is wanted. There is more outside than inside the Treasury And the same is true of engineering skill and administrative capacity outside of government employ. There are incidental advantages no doubt, and we believe the men pushing the enterprise are fully able to carry out what they propose, or at least believe themselves so able. The charter in some things is a timely notice to France. In the multiplicity of inventions, the ease with which fortunes are made through some happy inventions and the abundance of capital watching for ground-floor invest ments in "big things," it is the most natur al thing in the world that swindlers should sometimes turn this condition of things to their advantage as in the case of the Keeley Motor and more recently the Electric Sugar RefiDiug Company. Such have been the wonderful inventions made that most people are about ready to believe anything that is told them, especially anything that they can see the result or product of, though not the process, knowing that such things are patentable and never safe to the discoverer until patented. The moral of the Electric Refining Co. swindle is, not to ignore all future pretended discoveries, but to be a little more careful, conservative and mod erate in taking stock on the bare assertions and pretensions of persons destitute of character. _ West Virginia proved to be the most doubtful State in the Union. The result can hardly yet be considered settled, though it is announced that the Cleveland electors are chosen by 536 plurality. Gen. Goff is elected Governor and his Demo cratic opponent is contesting in court the issue of the certificate. The result in each of the four congressional districts is so close and doubtful as to be claimed by both parties. The legislature, which is to elect an U. S. Senator, is equally as close and doubtfnl. The Democrats only claim one majority and they are liable to lose that and the Senatorship. The Ellensbnrg, Washington Territory, convention doesn't do much to hasten ad mission by laying claim to the Panhandle of Idaho and even throws doubt upon its adequate population by claiming too much. Our sister Territory has a good enough claim to ask for Statehood, but she had be ter take it straight and ask that she may come in under her maiden name, Tacoma. The only thing that a conven tion could have done to forward matters was to adopt a constitution. This was probably considered beyond its powers through a parallel case might have been found in Michigan. The question of the control of the next House is settled by the fact that 163 Re publicans have already received certificates to 159 for Democrats. There are still three left nnsettled, two of them in West Virginia and one in Tennessee, where it is certain that Republicans will win. In the Democratic list also is included Clunie from California, while the recount shows Phelps. Republican, elected. There are at least twenty-five contested election cases and when these are settled there will be a stronger Republican majority in the next House than the Democrats have [in the present one;_ Eminently fit would be the appoint ment of ex-Governor B. Platt Carpenter to the Chief Justiceship of Montana. Snch a successorshtp wonld signify a continuance at the head of the Supreme bench of that high capacity and ragged honesty that marked the long judicial tenure of Wade as well as the shorter bat not less efficient and honest administration of McConnell. Won the Fight. Winnipeg, January 4 —Before the com mittee of the privy council to-day at Otta way permission was granted the Manitoba government to cross the tracks of the Canadian Pacific under certain restrictions. No farther obstacles will be interposed by the Canadian Pacific. ADJUDGED OUT. Judge DeWolfe Decides .the Missoula Shrievalty Contest in Favor of Heyfron, the Democrat. Missoula, January 3.—[Special to the Herald.]—In an oral opinion this afternoon Judge DeWolfe decided the Missoula shrievalty contest in favor of Daniel J. Heyfron, the Democratic contestant of the election of Cain Mahoney, the Republican candidate for sheriff at the recent election, who was declare! elected by the canvas sing board by a majority of forty. The court holds that six votes not counted at Nixon precinct should be admitted for Heyfron; that the election in the Evaro precinct was illegal, because the polls were held three miles from the place designated, and that the precinct should be thrown out altogether; that sixty votes at Bonner pre cinct were illegal and should be thrown out. The result of the decision is the finding of twelve votes majority for Heyfron. It is said Mahoney will appeal the case. BADLY FROZEN. A Deserter From Fort Assinaboine Lost in the Snow Storm. Fort Assinaboine, Mont., January 3.— [Special to the Herald.]—A dispatch was received at the headquarters of the Twen tieth Infantry, the 30th ult., stating that a deserter from this post had wandered into an Indian camp fifteen miles north of Bel knap, in a frozen and dying condition. An ambulance was immediately dis patched from here, and upon arriving at the esmp the unfortunate man was found to be private George Schilling, of company K, who deserted from this post Saturday, the 21st of December. According to liis statement he expected to reach a settle ment in Canada on the day following his departure, but, on account of a blinding storm that prevailed that night, he lost his way and wandered aimlessly about with out food or shelter for five days. Slight hopes are entertained of saving his life by the amputation of both lo iver limbs above the knee. DEATH OF MAJOR CLAYTON. A Former Helena Pay Master Drops Dead at Fort D. A. Russell. Many Helenaites will remember with naught but good will and kindly feelings the genial Major Clayton, Pay Master, U. S. A., who was stationed at Helena a few years ago, aud will learn with deep regret of his death, which occurred suddenly on the night of the 26th ult. at Fort Russell, Wyoming. His demise was made the subject for the folio wing general or ders, issued by the Colonel commanding at Fort Russell: Fort D. A. Russell, \ Wyoming, December 27, 1888. / Orders No. 228. a Wyoming, December 27, 1888. / Orders No. 228. extract. I. Life bangs by the frailest tenure. A noble man has passed away. Always cheer ful happy, Major Henry Clayton, pay de partment, appeared more than usually happy at our regular Wednesday evening hop, when suddenly the heart failed to perform its ^functions and he was sum moned to the presence of his Maker. The sadden death of Major Clayton is an especial grief to this command. He had been a captain in a regiment, and his station in the pay department at Cheyenne, so near to ns; his proverbial courtesy, gen tleness and kindness of character had en deared him to all. The most sincere condolence is ex tended the bereaved wife, son and daugh ter. The funeral services will be held at the old hospital building at 2 p. m. to-morrow under direction of the Rev. R. E. Field. The following officers are designated to act as pall-bearers: Lientenant Colonel R. A. Oflley, Seventeenth Infantry; Captain C. E. Bennett, Seventeenth Infantry; Captain W. M. Van Horne, Seventeenth Infantry; Captain C. S. Roberts, Seventeenth Infan try; Captain C. F. Humphery, Quartermas ter's Department; Captain C. H. Greene, Seventeenth Infantry. A battallion to consist of companies A, E, G and K, Seventeenth Infantry, ander command of Major James S. Casey, Seven teenth Infantry, will escort the remains to the Burlington depot. By order of Colonel Mizner, ' • Wm. A. Mann. First Lieutenant and Adjnta.itSeventeenth Infantry, Post Adjutant. The remains were taken to Major Clayton's old home in Cecil county, Mary land, for interment, accompanied by the bereaved wife and daughter and Julias Clayton, Esq , the Major's brother. The Cheyenne Sun, from which we learn of the sad event, adds: Major Henry Clayon was born in Del aware, served three years in Pernell's Legion of Maryland daring the civil war, was appointed captain in the Nineteenth infantry of the regular service in July, 1866, and assigned as captain in the Sev enteenth infantry in July, 1870. In 1872 he resigned from the command and en joyed the quietude o: civil life for ten years, and was appointed major and pay master in September 1882. Statehood Convention. Ellensburg, w. T., January 3. — Seventy-five delegates attended the State hood convention which convened here to day. Ex-Gov. Watson E. Squire presided. A long petition was adopted praying Con gress specially to admit Washington with the Idaho Panhandle annexed. The peti tion sets forth that the people in the Ter ritory are folly prepared and willing to shoulder the responsibilities of Statehood, having a population of 240,000, a gain of 180,000 in eight years. Democrats and Republicans are alike anxious for the ad mission of the Territory under the name of Washington, which the convention favored. Call for Convention. St Paul, January 4.—A special to the Pioneer Press from Yankton, Dak., says : The Statehood executive committee has issued a call for a delegate convention of counties in Southern Dakota January 16th for the purpose of taking steps to farther Statehood for Sooth Dakota. The com mittee belivee South Dakota's chances at Washington are waning and many fear two or three years will elapse before ad mission is achieved. It is urged that action be taken at the present congress, and in case each is not done the strongest pres sure possible be brought to bear to secure an extra session for the purpose of ad mitting the State. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. mOES INSTALLED. Inauguration Day in Maine and Massa chusetts. The Barrett-Anderson Marriage To-Day in Boston. Governors Inaugurated. Augusta, Me., January 3. —Governor Bnrleigh was inaugurated at noon to-day. Boston, January 3. —Governor Ames was inaugurated at 12 o'clock to-day. Lansing, Mich., January 3. —Governor Lace was inaugurated at 2 o'clock this af ternoon. A considerable portion of his an nual address was devoted to the temper ance question. He recommends the pas sage of a local option law. Gov. Ames' Message. Boston, January 3.—Governor Ames arat his annual message to the legislature to-day. He advises the early submission to the people of a prohibition amendmeut, and advocates an increase of penalties for violations of liqnor laws. He thinks it wise to substitute imprisonment for fine in snch cases. Harrison Responds. Washington, January 3.—At the cele bration of the Twenty-sixth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in Alexan dria Va., last night by the Frederick Dong lass Library Association, letters were read from Harrison and Morton, both conveying congratulations and enconragiug the negro element to constant upward effort. There is in the Indianapolis letter, however, a passage which seems to throw cold water on the hopes of those counting on the selec tion of a colored man for a cabinet position. He says: "Yon have shown great patience under severe trials and there may be yet farther calls for the exercise of that homely virtne. It is quite possible the high expectations of onr friends may not at once be realized bnt we can at least keep things moving in the right direction." Barrett--Anderson. Boston, January 3.—The marriage of Gertrude Barrett, daughter of Lawrence Barrett, and Joseph Anderson, Mary An derson's brother, was solemnized at the Cathedral atll:30, Bishop Williams of ciating. Fugitive Criminal Arrested. London, January 3.—Kuhn, the man arrested at Qneenstown on the charge of being a fugitive mnrderer from Wiscon sin, was arraigned in the Bow street police coart to-day. He was remanded. Blow of the Bruisers. New York, January 3.—The following was received by Richard K. Fox this morning from St. Louis- "Kilraio will sign articles to fight John L. Sullivan for $20,000 and championship of the world at either Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal." Both Mitchell and Kilraiu emphatically deny they have any misunderstanding with Fox. ___ New Jersey Execution. Mays Landing, N. J., Janaary 3.— Robert Elder, Jr., was hanged at noon for the murder of his father. Death was almost instantaneous. Pnlsations ceased within seven minutes from the time the drop fell. The killing resulted from ill treatment of Robert's mother and brother by his lather. The murdered man was 60 years old. The killing was witnessed by his grandfather, aged 90. Accident on the U. P. Omaha, Neb., January 3.—It is reported here this morning that the Golden Gate special on the Union Pacific which went west last night was wrecked near Echo canyon, Utah. The report proves on in vestigation untrue. The story probably grew ont of the fact that the "Overland Flyer" met with an accident in Echo cayon Tuesday night. Two sleepers and two day coaches jumped the track bnt nobody was killed. Prof. Stark, of Chey enne, had a leg broken. Boston Blaze. Boston, January 3.—The stables of the paving and health department of this city burned this afternoon. Ten thousands bush els of grain and seventy tons of hay were destroyed. The buildings cost $80.000. Conference Adjourned. Chicago, January 3.—The conference of the engineers committee with the Burling ton officials this morning was adjourned without result till this afternoon. Emperor Williams' Reception. Berlin, January 2.— At the New Year's reception held by Emperor William, Count von Moltke advanced to the Emperor and expressed the good wishes of the army. In reply the emperor said: "The occasion npon which yon are first assembled aroaod me will be specially remembered. I hope in the labors before us you will serve me with the same fidelity you displayed to ward my father." Sugar Bounty. Washington, January 3.—A change made in the sugar schedule by the Senate sub committee in charge of the tariff bill provides for a bounty of one cent per pound upon all sugar raised in this country. Panic Struck Speculators. Linerpool, January 3. — A panic oc curred on the exchange to-day among speculators in shares of the Electric Sugar Refining Company, owing to [the receipt of a cable despatch announcing that a damag i n g discovery had been made in the process adopted by the company. The price of shares dropped from 82 to 15. Passed the Nicaragua Bill. Washington, Janaary 5.—The House passed, with numerous amendments, the Senate bill to incorporate the Maritime Canal Co. of Nicaragua by a vote of yeas 157, nays 34, and Reed immediately called np his resolution abolishing a call of States for the introduction of bills for reference on "suspension" Mondaya IRISH EVICTIONS. A Brisk Fight in County Donegal. Dublin, January 5.—The ejection of tenants on the O'Brien estates at Fort Carragh, County Donegal, was continued to-day. Ejectors went to the house of a tenant named Doogan and found the place defended by a score of men armed with rifles and entrenched behind loopholed walls. Priests who accompanied the evictors entreated the defenders to leave the house bnt the men re fused to pay attention to them. The riot act was then read. The soldiers were about to fire on the house when the magis trate stopped them to notify the paity he would give them an hoar in which to re flect upon the coarse they would pnrsae. After the expiration ol the hour the de fenders announced they would not use their rifles. Bailiffs and police then at tacked the house and after a desperate struggle, were repulsed. Finally the priests persuaded the men to surrender. was badly wounded. Business Before tb e Senate and House. SENATS. Washington. January 3.— The resolu tion heretofore offered by Voorhees calling on the Secretary of the Interior for a list of homestead, timber culture and pre emption entries to public lands cancelled after issuance of final receipt and certifi cate therefor daring the present adminis tration for causes other than voluntary re linquishment, was agreed to. Mitchell offered a resolution, which was agreed to, calling on the Secretaries of War and Interior for fcopies of records and papers relative to the service of volunteers in Washington and Idaho Territories iu the Nez Perces war of 1877. The Senate resumed consideration of the tariff bill, the pending question being on Vest's amendment to paragraph 213. Af ter a speech of some length from Vance, Vest's amendment was rejected by the usual party vote. HOUSE. On motion of Toole, of Montana, the Senate amendment was concurred iu to the house bill, appropriating $35,000 to enable the Secretary of War to issue to the gover' nor of Montana military stores for the use of the militia of that Territory. SENATE. Washington, January 4.—The presid ing officer presented a message from the President snpplementary to that of Wed nesday, enclosing two copies of telegrams sent in cipher by the Secretary of State to the American Minister at Pekin, which had been omitted. Referred to Committee on Foreign Relations. Sherman from committee on foreign re resolution at a lations reported a resolution (agreed to) calling on the President for correspondence and information touching on the recent occurences in the Island of Hayti, both as relates to the state of government there and to the seizure and delivery of the American vessel "Haytien Republic." Sherman also, from the same committee, reported back favorably the Edmunds joint resolution as to the Panama canal as follows : Resolved, That the Government of the United States will look with serious con cern and disapproval on any connection of any European government with the con struction or control of any ship canal across the Isthmus of Darien or across Central America; and most regard snch connection or coutrol as injurions to the just rights and in terests of the United States and as a menace to their welfare. Resolved, That the President be re quested to commuuicate this expression of views to CoDgress and to governments of the countries of Europe. The resolution was placed on the calen dar and Sherman gave notice he wonld to morrow ask its consideration. He hoped it would receive the unanimons approval of the Senate. Stewart offered a resolution (agreed to) instructing the committee on private land claims to inquire and ascertain what prose cution or suits had been instituted or au thorized as to patents for Mexican, private laud grants in California, at whose instance and for whose benefit, and what interest the United States had in such suits. The Senate resumed consideration of the tariff bill. HOUSE. O'Neill, of Penn., presented a memorial of the Philadelphia board of trade asking that an appropriation be made for the es tablishment of houses of refnge at Point Barrow and East Cape, Siberia, and lor the repair of the steamers "Bear" and "Thetis." Referred. Dunu, of Arkansas, called np the Nicaragua canal bill with amendments. The first amendment upon which a yea and nay vote was demanded was that offered by Holman, of Indiana, providing that nothing in the act shall be construed to commit the United States to any liability on account of the Nicaragua company and requiring that this proviso be printed on exery bond, certificate of stock, or other obligation issued by the company. Amendment agreed to; yeas, 145; nays, 35. An amendment offered by Wilson, of Minnesota, providing that no certificate of stock shall be paid for in money and that stock shall not be assigned until the whole of the same shall be paid in, and that no bond iu ex cess of the amount of capital shall N* is sued until such paid capital shall amount to $5,000,000, was agreed to. Yeas, 102; Nays, 75.____ Emin Pasha Not Captured. Suakim, January 3.—A sergeant who belonged to the Egyptian army has ar rived from Khartoum. He states he left the latter place November 23. At that time Emin Pasha had not been captured by the Mahdi's forces, but had been re peatedly defeated by the Dervishes in the Bahr Gazelle province. Officers at Snakim are personally acquainted with the sergeant, know he is trustworthy and be lieve his information is true. A BI OOHY RIOT. Fatal Fight at Manchester, Washing, ton Territory. Seattle, W. T., January 5.—The trouble which has been brewing iu the Newcastle mine some time culminated yesterday iu a riot in which one man, Wm. Rustou, was killed. The difficulty arose over the em ployment of a man named Boyle, who the Knights of Labor claimed had no right to the place. Wednesday morning they re fused to go to work aud posted notices say ing there wonld be no more work in the Newcastle mine. Members of the Miner's Union, however, who greatly outnumbered the Knights, continued at work, and Thursday night a large force of Knights came over from Gilman and McAllister for the purpose of cleaning ont the camp. They marched through Newcastle, went up to the mine, assaulted and terribly beat a number of miners, and then re tnrned to Newcastle. At the depot they attacked J. L. Hughes, president of the nnion, and Ralph Leowley. Young Lle wellyn Jones rushed oat from his house with a gun and rau into the crowd. He was "knocked down, aud Ruston tried to shoot him. After he got up some oue fired a shot and Ruston was struck in the abdomen. A general fusilade followed, but the crowd scattered and no oue was hurt. Ruston was carried to a house anu expired in fifteen minâtes. The rioters dispersed immediately after the shooting. THE SUGAR FRAUD. The Deluded Stockholders to Take Action. New York, January 4.—The Evening Sun prints what it calls an incredible tale of a gigantic fraud. It states the Electric Sugar Refining company has been duped to the extent of over $1,000,000, and that its whole "secret process" turns out to be a humbug of the most barefaced kind. Liverpool, January 5.—The price of shares of the Electric Sugar Refinery Co. has fallen to thirty shillings. Warrants have been issned for the apprehension^ of Mrs. Friend aud a director of the Co. who had charge of affairs at the factory iu Brooklyn. Ann Arbor, Mich., January 5.—Persons interested in the Electric Sugar Rrfinery Co. fraud at New York have been in con sultation with attorneys here for several days past. The president of the company has beeu here and met Mrs. Friend, the Howards and Halsteads, all of whom live at Milan, in this state. Mrs. Friend's attorney says there was no intentional fraud, but that the company expected moro than was promised. She says the company was to furnish money to equip a refinery for refining sugar by Friend's "secret process." The company alleges refiniug was to be done from sugar cane. This she cannot do. The contract her husband made was to refiue sugar at 80 cents a ton or sell out his stock and secret for $250,000 after everything was running. The company has been [running five years and has pat in over $300,000, but no sugar has beeu refined for the market. Mrs. Friend says the company is trying to force from her another secret by which she makes t. superior article of sugar. The Sugar Industry. Washington, January 5.—The sub committee of the Senate Finance commit tee to rfoy gave a heariug to a delegation interested in the sugar industry iu Louisi ana. Dymond was the speaker who ex plained that the delegation come to aak that the sugar schedule, as proposed by the Senate tariff bill, be modified, on the ground that a 50 per cent reduction iu the duty on sugar would ruin the sugar indus try, uot only in the tropical cane of Louisi ana, bat also in the beet sugar industry of California, and the sorgnm industry of Kansas. The committee took a recess until [half past 4 this afternoon, when it will hear an argument from W. L. Parkinson, of Fort Scott, Kansas, who will appear in behalf of the sorghum industry of Kansas. Blaine in Washington. Washington, January 4 —Representa tive William Walter Phelps said to an As sociated Press reported that Blaine was here for the purpose of securing a bouse for the winter for himself aud family. Phelps was asked if Blame was going to Indianapolis, he replied: "He has no thought of going there." Blaine will take quarters in LaNormandie, Washing ton, McClean's new hotel, 15th and I street. They are now being fitted np. The family will reach here next week and spend the winter in Washington. Yellow Jack Among the Tars. Washington, January 4.—The Marine Department has been informed that yellow •fever had appeared on the Yautic and that she Lad left Port au Prince for home. Admiral Luce stated that the Galena, a.ter coaling at Jamaica, would go back to Port au Prince; that tbe Haytien Republic remained theie, awaiting a cisw to take her northward. It is expected the United States steamer Ossipee, now at Norfolk, will sail for Port an Prince in a few days. The Strike Ended. Boston, January 4.—President Perkins, of tbe Barlington road, says he has no official knowledge in regard to the strike negotiations at Chicago. Directors of the road are now in session. Chicago, January 4.—It was announced at the Barlington headquarters shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon that an agree ment had been reached between the com pany and representatives of the Brother hood of Engineers, and that the strike was to be at once declared off. Too Mach Prosperity. Cleveland, Ohio, January 5,—George Baker, one of tbe original stockholders of the Standard Oil Co., yesterday committed suicide by morphine. Not long since Baker was one of the millionaires of the town. High living caused his ruin and aaicide. Placed on the Retired List. Washington, January 3.—Col. Daniel McClnre, assistant paymaster general, has be«n placed on the retired list.