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The Speech of Mr. Toole on Admission
Arraignment of Congress and
Denunciation of the Ad
k Declaration of Independence — Elo
quence That Houses the House.
[Washington Special, 15th.[
To-day developed two brilliant speeches
on the Territorial admission bill. One came
from "Sunset" Cox and the other from
the Hon. Joseph Toole, delegate from
Montana. The latter, though delivered
to a small audience, was as stirring a
speech as was ever heard upon the floor.
Twilight was approaching, the galleries
were deserted and no reporters were pres
ent. Halt the members had left the
House, the others were telling stories,
answering letters or lolling upon the sofas
enjoying cigars. There was no premoni
tion ot what was coming. Toole began
his speech by reading a memorial from cit
izens of Montana. The confusion was so
great that nobody within 40 feet of him
had any idea of what he waß eaying. The
Speaker pro tern, was whispering to a yisi
tor, and the House literary ran riot. With
in five minutes, however, two or three men
near Mr. Toole awoke to the fact that
somethiLg unusual was occuring. One
member after another opened his mouth in
astonishment, and finally there was an
outburst of applause. At last universal at
tention was concentrated upon him. Mem
bers in the corridors on their way to
their homes heard the applause and re
turned to the chamber with hats and over
coats. Then all became so still that you
could have almost heard a thistle-down
roll down the main aisle. Mr. Toole has
a full, rich voice that echoed like vibra
tions from a bell. Mr. Toole told what
Congress had done for the Territory of
Montana. It sounded like a new Declara
tion of Independence.
Congress has given us a system of courts
inherently wrong, and which can never be
made suitable to large communities. It has
regulated the number of our judges, gross
ly inadequate in every instance, resulting
in the delay and in many cases the denial
ofjustice. It has arbitrarily fixed the
time when our local Legislatares shall
meet and adjourn, to our great damage and
inconvenience. It has denied us the au
thority to call an extra session of our Leg
islature without the concent of the Presi
dent, adding nntold burdens to a depend
ent people. It has reserved the right to
invalidate any law which oar Legislature
may pass, thereby destroying that full
faith and credit which our Legislatures
ought to command. It has bound us hand
and foot by a law which restricts growing
and ambitious communities in the expend
iture of money for public improvements.
It has declared what we shall teach in our
public schools and manifested a lack of
confidence in ns in other instances of legis
lation too numerous to mention. It has
attempted to stifle our industries by pro
hibiting us from selling our mining prop
erties in foreign markets, thuB laying upon
us an embargo not borne by citizens of the
States. It has exempted a rail
road and the improvements on its right of
way, 82U miles, from taxation, furnishing
another evidence of the gross inequality of
citizenship in and out of the Territory. It
has withheld from us our dowry of the
lands which belongs to our school funds,
and refuses to give to k us any kind of su
pervision or control over it until we become
a State, and then sets deliberately to work
to prolong the time when that event shall
It has professed to give us a Representa
tive in the lower house of Congress, bat de
nies to us a vote, the element of representa
tion which gives character aud influence to
a member. It has left us without any
kind of representation in the Senate, and
remits us to the beggarly method of the
lobbyist. It has imposed on us with iron
hand the obligations and burdens of citi
zenship while it withholds its correspond
ing benefits by steadily denying to us par
ticipation in the framing of legislation and
the right of suffrage in national legislation.
It has refused to appropriate the salaries
provided by law for the hungry officials
whom it has been pleased to send us, and
compels them to accept a measley snm in
full compensation. Notwithstandinga full
Treasury, it has refused to appropriate suf
ficient money to extend the public surveys
in the Territories, bnt has doled ont an
nually its driblets which have ofttimes
been converted back into the Treasury,
leaving our boundaries undefined
and oar titles insecure. It has failed
to canse to be surveyed, selected
and conveyed the landB falling
within railroad grants within the Terri
tory, as required by law, whereby millions
of acres of land owned by rich corporations
escaped taxation. It has persistently re
fused to pass laws by which timber or
timber lands in the Territories, except
Washington, may be leased or purchased,
professing, however, to give the right to
actual settlers to cat and remove the same
for domestic purposes, while it has hedged
this privilege with an odions and impractic
able system of rules and regulations which
has resulted in harassing our citizens with
expensive civil and criminal proceedings,
based wholly on the ex parte statements
of a crouching or obsequious special agent
or 9py who has been tanght to believe that
his term or office will be measured by the
extent of his activity in stirring np strife.
It has, by the organization of them Terri
tories, invited settlement and occupancy of
the frontier upon the promise and obliga
tion that oar personal property should be
protected against depredations by hostile
These promises have been honored more
in the breach than in the observance. The
history of oar own early settlement is red
with the blood of the pioneers who blazed
the trails of civilization in thorn remote
lands by the lurid light of their burning
homes, which went down in ashes before
the merciless savage. Millions of dollars
of unpaid claims, mildewed by age, grow
ing out of these atrocities, are piled up in
the departments, while the heroes of those
troublons times, overcome with the weight
of years and no longer able to conquer their
feelings, have gone to join the silent ma
jority, leaving destitute widows and
orphans to keep alive before Congress the
memory of their trials and tribulations.
Verily, the cruelty of Congress cats
as keenly as the scalping knife.
It has suffered to be fas
tened upon ns the odious system of car
petbag rule and domination. The Admin
istration of President Garfield and the
present Administration were alike bound
by party platform to relieve us from the
obnoxious system, bnt both have failed.
We know onr capacity for local self-gov
ernment. We remember that sending
hither a swarm of officials was one of the
causes which led to our Declaration of In
dependence. From that day to this car
pet-baggers have always been odions, and
their presence amongst ns is, and ever will
be, as poisonous and destructive of good
government as the insiduous growth of
After having made this terrible arraign
ment of Congress and the Aministration
Mr. Toole continued as follows:
Tradition informs us that the wise men
all came from the East, and so our Repub
lican friends, unwilling to depart from the
teachings of the past, determined that his
tory should repeat itself, and proceeded to
treat us in their own way to a fine assort
ment of political dudes. Some of these
hot-house specimens who were too frail to
stand transplanting in a Northern clime
soon gave up their commissions and re
turned to the genial influences of their own
civilization. Others holding religiously to
the doctrine that a Federal officer should
neither die nor resign staid with us, became
acclimated, and promise in years to come
to develop into good and useful citizens
But under Democratic supremacy we find
that quite an innovation has been made
upon what was supposed to be inflexible
fact. Instead of the wise men coming
from the East, we now learn that
they came from the South. Kentucky
furnished us a Governor ; Tennessee a
Chief Justice; Louisiana an Associate Jus
tice, and Mississippi, Maryland and Ten
nessee each an Indian Agent. Be it far
from me to reflect upon the integrity of
any gentleman sent to us by this adminis
tration, or by implication reflect npon the
section whence he came. These considera
tions do not disturb or annoy us. The in
solence of office conseqent upon these alien
appointments, and the lack of confidence
thereby' manifested in us, constitute the
gravament of the affront. Time, instead of
healing, simply intensifies it. Nearly every
day added to the score of time and brings
some new appointment from abroad, thus
adding insult to injury. Ages of forgive
ness cannot condone it, and statehood alone
can prevent its recurrence.
"We had hoped for better things from
this Administration. The glorious aspira
tions born on its accession to power were
confident of co-operation and promotion.
We knew we were entitled to statehood
then. We feel confident that the failure
to receive it, together with a violation of
the platform concerning Federal appoint
ments, did much to briDg about a political
revolution in the Territories last fall. I
say this more in sorrow than in anger.
The great national Democratic party was
right upon this absorbing question. The
great popular heart of the country was
right. The Administration acted unwise
ly because it did not press one to an issne
and observe the other. Those who com
prise the Administration may have been
sincere, and doubtless were, but
they were certainly laking in
political sagacity. Barnacles will
fasten upon the proudest ship, the
brightest blade will gather rust and the
surest rifle will sometimes fail. This is all
that we can offer in extenuation. When
Moscow burned the world was lighted np
so that the nations of the earth might be
hold the scene. If I could summon a
trumpet tongue upon this occasion the
proclamation of onr protest against carpet
baggism would be so load that it conld be
heard all over this broad land."
The speaker then told the story of his
attempt to get through the house bill pro
viding that appointments to offices in the
Territories should be limited to inhabitants
of the Territories. He said that the Terri
tories had been made the damping groand
for all the experimental legislation which
the whims and caprices of Congress conld
"Obviously," he raid, "there is but one
remedy—a place in the galaxy of States, a
star in the flag, a vote and a voice in both
branches of Congress. Without it there is
nothing but political insomnia and eternal
unrest. We are accustomed to see States
with far less resources and possibilities
mounted, as it were, on the wings of steam,
rushing swiftly past ns, eqnipped with all
the paraphernalia wiiich sovereignty can
invent or supply, contesting in a spirit of
generous rivalry one with another tor the
first place in the race for political power
and prestige, while we are compelled to sit
solemnly astride a dead horse, in a rever
ential mood, with the reins held firmly in
onr hands, only to see the flag fall in onr
face. "Take off the handicap," Mr. Toole
shonted, throwing his right arm toward the
galleries, "start ns under as favorable cir
cnmstauces as other States at the time of
their admission, and if the race is not
always to the swiit, we will promise not to
be last at the finish."
He then incidenced the case of Ireland
and made an eloquent appeal for home
rale. He told of the trials and sufferings
of the first settlers of Montana, and begged
the House to listen to the voice of justice
and consanguinity.
"I make this appeal," he said "to gratify
no personal ambition. I am commissioned to
do so in the name of Montana, a Territory
whose valleys of gold and mountains of
silver have never ceased to swell the vol
ume of precious metals for a quarter of a
He closed with a volume of statistical
information giving cogent reasons why
that Territory should be admitted as a
Dynamite Hoax.
St. Louis, January 16. —Referring to the
dynamite plot story published the
New York Herald to-day has advices from
Kansas City to the effect that December
22 Chief of the Police Speers received a
telegram from the Herald asking if Mark
Kilbourne, a representative of that paper,
had been killed in the accident. Nothing
was known of Kilbonrne nor has any
thing been heard of him until to-day,
when a note was left at the business office
of the Star purporting to be from Kilbonrne
himself and stating he was alive and Well
and had been in Colorado on a secret mis
sion which would soon be made public.
Pinkeiton, Mooney & Boland's detective
agency protests absolute ignorance of the
Herald's reported plot and deny that any
English detectives have been in this city
or have the Pinkertons been engaged in
any such business.
Offer Rejected.
Paris, January 16. — Tempes says a
London firm has offered the General of the
Carthnsian Monks of La Grat de Char
treuse the snm of 3,000,000 pounds for a
monopoly of the manufacturing and sale of
the famous Chartrense Liqner. A Papal
ligate who arrived at the monastry on
Monday last has enjoined the monks not
to accept the offer, reminding them that
the Carthusian statutes forbid trading.
The general of the order is disposed to
reject the proposal.
Accident at a Funeral.
Rome, January 16. —The obsequies of
Marquis De Torrecasa, of Palermo, to-day
had to be suspended on account of the fall
ing of a roof daring the passing of the cor
tege. There were thirty-six persons o n
the roof at the time and twenty-fonr were
badly injured.
In Favor of the Amendment.
Harrisburg, Pa., January 16.—At a joint
caucus of Republican Senators and Repre
sentatives to-night at was decided
that the proposed amendment to the con
stitution shall be passed at once, and that
the question be submitted to the people at
a special election to be held on Jane 18th
The Shipments For 1888 Aggregate
Over 8,000,000 Pounds.
[Montana Wool Grower. 1
Between the first of June and the first
of October, the St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Manitoba railway shipped out of Montana
wools as follows:
From Fort Benton...................................1.738,6 0
" Great Falls.................................... 923,510
11 Cascade.............. 137,161
" Big Sandy...................................... 174,770
" Buford..........................................- 11,300
These figures are as they appear at the
St. Paul office of the road and doubtless
give the exact total shipped out by that
road for the time named. There is, how
ever, probably quite an error in the amount
credited to Great Falls as Mes.-rs. Gillette,
Lyons, Adams and others shipped upwards
; of 80,000 pounds from Craig. Over 200,000
pounds were shipped from Ca-rade and not
137,000 pounds only, while Ultu and other
points on the Montana Central
not mentioned in the above table
shipped 100,000 pounds. This wool
not credited to these Montana peints
was doubtless rebilled at Great
Falls, and hence the error in the table
above. Something like 250,00t) pounds is
probably therefore credited to Great Falls
that belongs to points on the Montana
Central. The total shipment over the
road it seems, however, was 2904,361
pounds. One shipment of 4,680 pounds
was made from Fort Benton after the date
given above, and we know of another lot
tributary to this point of some 40,000
pounds that is held in the Territory for
the spring market. Hence over 3,000,000
pounds is the amount produced this season
that will be shipped over the Manitoba
There were four clips, those of Messrs
Philips, Huson, Weideman and Swope'
consisting of 45,437 pounds, together with
nearly all the sheep pelts going out of
Northern Montana, that went east via the
Missouri river.
The Manitoba railway and Fort Benton
Transportation Co.'s steamers took out of
Montana upwards of 3,050,000 pounds of
The records of the Northern Pacific rail
road for four months of 1888 show the fol
lowing amounts of wool shipped from Mon
tana points on that road :
In June.................................................... 295,725
" July......................................................2,963,547
" August.................................................1,312,185
" September........................................... 139,246
On the Northern Pacific, as on the Mani
toba, some clips were held by those who
anticipate a victory and higher prices after
election. We know of one large clip so
held. There is no question but that the
total amount for 1888 shipped out of Mon
tana over the Northern Pacific will reach
5,000,000 pounds. As to the relative
amounts shipped from the various points on
this road we have no definite information,
simply the statement that the ratio is
about the same as in previons years. This
would give, reasoning from the ratio of
shipments in 1866 and 1887, about 1,000,
000 pounds to each of the stations, Billings
and Big Timber. To Helena Livingston
and Miles City together another million,
leaving the other 2,000,000 pounds
for all other stations on the roads.
There is one other way that, wool leaves
the Territory and that is via the Montana
Union and the Utah Northern railroads.
From Deer Lodge; Dillon and other points
on this system, there was 500 000 pounds
of wool shipped in each of the seasons,
1886 and 1887. There is at hast as much
this season. Hence we have as our total
shipment for 1888 :
By Northern Pacific R'y......................._5,00u,000
" Manitoba R'y and river.....................3,160,000
" Utah Northern R'y............................. 500,000
Opposition to Kassian Reforms.
St. Petersburg, January 22.— Count
Tolstoi's project for a reform of the local
government is being opposed by a majority
of the council of the empire, and he offers
to resign. The Czar, however, who does
not consider the opinion of the council
final, has instructed Tolstoi to await his
personal decision. The sinister reports
that come from Bulgaria keep the Govern
ment on the alert for developments. Prince
Ferdinand's abdication is a question of
days. The orthodox bishops are preparing
to denounce him as an oppressor of the
faith and assert he is encouraging the
Senate Tariff Bi!l.
Washington, January 22.— On the mo
tion of Allison, the date for ti e bill to go
into effect, section twelve was changed
from the first of February, 1889, to the first
of July, 1889. There being no lurther
amendments offered, the vote was taken,
first on agreeing to a substitute and second
on the passing of the bill. Both votes were
identical—yeas thirty-two, nays thirty.
Visiting Harrison.
Indianapolis, January 16.—A commit
tee of the Methodist Ministers' Association
called on General Harrison to-day and pre
sented resolutions of greeting that were
adopted at their meeting recen tly, when it
was foreshadow they wonld take some ac
tion condemnatory of the Inaugural Ball.
There were no visitors of political promi
nence to-day.
Fatal Shooting Allray.
Osage City, Kaa., January 16.—Gen. J.
R. McConnell, a leading lawyer and a
prominent member of the G. A. R., waa
shot and fatally wounded to-night while
leaving the residence of Hon. James Mc
Manus in the fashionable part of the city.
McManus did the shooting. He had re
turned home unexpectedly and appeared
to have reason for believing that the Gen
eral had been indulging in improper con
duct with Mrs. McManns.
Will Filed for Probate.
New York, January 16.—Emma Ab
bott filed to-day the will of her hnshand,
Eugene 8. Witherill. All his property
real and personal is devised to her. She
is sole executrix.
Tired of Life.
Susquehanna, Pa., January 16.—At
Sunshine Mrs. John killed her babe and
then committed suicide. She left a note
stating she loved her husband dearly and
requesting to be buried in the same coffin
with the babe. No canse assigned.
■9 Mysterious Suicide.
Chicago, January 22.—Frederick W.
Bid well, treasurer and western manager of
the Mannfatnrers Paper company, of New
York, was found dead in his room in Grace
hotel to-day, having cat his throat with a
razor. His wife is at present in New York
and his friends here know of no motive for
Coal Mine on Fire.
Pittsburg, January 22.—A big fire is
raging at Jackson mines, near Jackson, in
the Connelsville coke region. The
mines are owned by James Cochrane and
Sons and are among the oldest in the coke
region. It is feared that the mines will be
totally [destroyed.
President-Elect Harrison
Conclusions as to
Speculations as to the
Several Statesmen
Gossip in
Regard to
Cabinet Po
Indianapolis, January 22.—Gen. Harri
son had an unusual large numb er callers
to-day. The sudden departure of J. S.
Clarkson, of Iowa, for Washington yester
day is looked on with some interest here.
A getleman well informed politically said
to-night that it had been settled for sev
eral weeks that either Senator Allison or
Clarkson will go into the Cabinet. Alli
son was offered the Treasury portfolio sev
eral weeks ago, but he protested. He pre
ferred to remain in the Senate. An under
standing was finally had that if the Presi
dent elect could see the way clear to per
mit Allison to remain in the Senate he
would invite Clarkson to a seat in the
Cabinet. The gentleman now believes
matters have reached the point where a de
cision has been reached and that Clarkson's
trip east is the result, as he is vitally in
terested either way. The gentleman closed
by predicting that within a short time it
would apper that Allison was preparing to
assume the Treasury portfolio.
Very little has been heard here about
California cabinet prospects, and not a
single prominent coaster has visited Gen.
Harrison since election. It is learned, how
ever, that California has been earnestly
at work. They have two favorite candi
dates, Judge M. M. Estee and Hon. Jno. L.
Swift, with Estee in the lead, as regards
endorsements. In the way of recommen
dations and requests that Judge Estee be
honored, the following petitions have been
forwarded to the President elect: From
the State of California and Nevada, from
the Republican members from the legisla
tures of California and Nevada, from the
governors of both States, of all the Re
publican members of Congress from the
Pacific coast, from the State board of trade
of California, from the chief justice of
California, and lastly from over thirty per
cent of the Republican county committees
of California. From the unanimity and
strength of these petitions those here ac
quainted with the sitnation concede the
probability of Judge Estee's appointment
and his name is coupled with the attorney
Patsy Cardiff Declared the Winner.
Minneapolis, January 22.—A fifteen
round contest with small gloves, Queens
bury rules, was fonght between Patsy Car
diff, of Minneapolis, and Jim Fell, a cham
pion light weight, from Michigan, this
evening. In the first fonr rounds Fell was
on the aggressive and got in some heavy
blows. Cardiff claimed the first blow in
second round. In the next three rounds
the honors were about even, but in the
eighth Cardiff began to rush and did some
effective work in that and the succeeding
rounds. In the eleventh Fell seemed to
weaken and most of his blows were not ef
fective, while Cardiff did some telling
work. From this time it was apparent that
Cardiff had the best of it. The fifteenth
ronnd was rough and tumble in which
Fell tried hard to hold his own, even when
forced against the ropes, and finally the
men began to fight savagely, clinching and
wrestling in defiance to the referee's orders.
Cardiff's friends claimed fool and the ref
eree gave him the fight on that ground.
Neither man was badly punished although
Cardiff's condition was best.
A Plea tor the Admission of Utah.
Washington, January 22. — Judge
Wilson, of this city, concluded his argu
ment to-day iu behalf of the admission of
Utah Territory as a State of the Union
before the House committee on Terri
tories. He argued that, when a Territory
had a population sufficient to entitle it to
a representative in Congress with other
conditions incident to a fixed population,
there was a moral obligation resting on
the government to admit that Territory as
a State. He declared that Dot two per
cent of the present Mormon male popula
tion of the Territory ever practiced po
lygamy. He argned that the tenets of
the Mormon church required ihe people to
obey the laws of the State. That was one
of the fundamental tenets of the chnrch.
He maintained that Congre» had fall
power to make snch a compact with the
proposed State as wonld secure the sup
pression of polygamy. If the State vio
lated the compact Congress wonld have
the power to enforce the terms or relegate
the State back into a territorial condition
and resume control.
White Caps Arrested.
Exetiib, N. H., January 16.—Thirteen
residente of North Salem were arrested
yesterday on complaint of John Welch
who had been whipped and otherwise
maltreated by them. The men bad organ
ized into a band of White Caps for the
purpoee of disciplining Welch for al
leged immorality. To-day they were fined
$15 each by a Justice of the Peace
Live Stock.
Chicago, January 16.—Cattle—receipts,
14,000; Weak; ten cents lower, choice to
extra; beeves, 4.75; steers, 290 @ 4.75;
Stockers and feeders, 2.10 0 3.25; Texas
cattle, 2.10 © 3.25.
Sheep—receipts, 75; steady; natives,
2.75 0 5; western, com fed, 4.80 @ 4.75;
Texas, 3 © 3.25; lambs, 4.75 © 6.60.
Chicago, January 17.—Cattle—Receipts
12,000, slow, 10.0001500; steady; choice
to extra heaves, 4 3004.75; steers, 2.90©
4.25; Stockers and feeders, 2.5003.40;
Texas cattle, 2.6003.50.
Sheep—Receipts, 4.000; steady; natives,
[email protected]; western, com fed, 4.4004.80;
Texas, [email protected]
Chicago, January 18 —Cattle—Receipts
7,000; market steady; choice beeves, 4 90
04 75; stockera and feeders, 2.4003.50;
steers, 2 9004.15; Texas steers, 2.75.
Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady; natives
3.4005; Western, corn fed 4.4004.80;
Texas, 304.70.
Chicago, Jan. 21.—Cattle—Receipts
8,500; market slow and steady; choice
beeves, 4.4004.60; steers, 2.8504.10;
stockera and feeders, 2.2003.60; Texas
cattle, 1.9003.00.
Sheep—Receipts, 8,000; weaker and 50
10c. lower; natives, 2.9505.31; western,
corn fed, 4 4004.65; Texas, 3.4004.31.
Chicago, January 22.—Cattle—Receipts
400; steady; closing weak; choice beeves,
4.0004.60; steers, 2.9C03.9O; Stockers and
feeders, 2.2003.45; Texas cattle, 1.800
Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady; natives,
2 9005.00, western, corn fed, 4 4004.65.
Texans 3.0003.20.
Change Around of Generals~-Pal
enqne Ruins Uncovered.
City of Mexico, January 23.— General
Cervantes relieves General Martinez in
command of Sonora; General Martinez
succeeds General Vila in command of
Taman!ipas, and General Vila is trans
ferred to Chihnahna, relieving General
Cervantes. This is a complete change of
commanders on the United States frontiers.
The author of the recent "rising" hoax
lost his position as a customs' gnard at
Yesterday, near the ruins of Palenque,
a long buried edifice was uncovered ex
ceeding in grandeur anything known of the
ancient city.
Samoan Appropriations.
Washington, January 23— Senator
Sherman this morning, from committee on
foreign relations, reported the following
amendments to the diplomatic and consu
lar appropriation bill: For the execution
of obligations and the protection of inter
ests of the United States existing under
the treaty between the United States and
the Samoan Islands, §500,000, or so much
thereof as may be necessary to be ex
pended, under direction of the President.
This appropriaticn is to be immediately
available. For the survey, improvement
and occupation of the bay and harbor of
Pogopago, Samoa, and for the construction
of necessary wharves and buildings for
such occupation aud for a coaling station
therein under direction of the President,
§ 100 , 000 .
Voted for Washburn.
St. Paul, January 23.—The House voted
for United States Senator this morning.
Washburn got a majority of 65. The
Democrats voted for Durant.
It [is claimed that the ballot in the
House elected Washburn, as the House
did not adjourn yesterday, but simply
took a recess. So the legislative day of
yesterday still continues, and the majority
of both houses have voted for Washburn.
Before proceeding to vote to-day the in
vestigating committee reported that several
persons had been offered money or other
thirgs of value by over zealous friends of
the various candidates, but there is no evi
dence at all implicating either Washburn
or Sabin, nor that any member of the Lég
islature received a bribe. A motion to
have the evidence taken by the committee
read was negatived and the honse proceed
ed to vote with the above result.
On joint ballot Washburn was chosen
Senator, receiving 107 votes to 20 for
Senatorial Ballot.
Charleston, W. Va., January 23.—The
Legislature in joint session took one ballot
for United States Senator. Result—Goff,
Republican, 41; Kenna, Democrat, 25, with
23 scattering.
Senators Elected.
Springfield, January 23.—The re-elec
tion ot Senator Cullom was formally de
clared in joint session to-day.
Topeka, Kans., January 23.—The legis
lature unanimously re-elected Plumb U. S.
A Horse of Another Color.
Trenton, N. J., January 23.— The legis
lature in joint session formally declared
McPherson elected United States Senator.
Grand Jury Bribes.
Indianapolis, Ind , January 23.—It is
discovered that two members of the Grand
Jury have beeu appointed assistant door
keepers by the Legislature since they be
gan Grand Jury work. It is believed it
will invalidate all indictments Rund.
Wannamaker's Visit.
Indianapolis, January 23.—John Wan
namaker, of Philadelphia, arrived this
afternoou and drove directly to Gen. Har
rison's house. He will return to Philadel
phia this afternoon.
To Enforce the Law.
Chicago, "January 23. —The Interstate
Commissioners find their reetnt lecture to
the railroad ma.: tgers has not proved ef
fectual, so they propose to come here on
Monday next, and take measures to secure
compliance with the law.
Arid Land Appropriation.
Washington, January 23.— The appro
priations committee of the Honse decided
to allow $150,000 for continuance of the
work of surveying and locating sites for
irrigating the arid lands of the West.
He was Paired.
Washington, January 23.— The fact
that Senator Stanford did not vote last
evening when the tariff bill was brought
to a vote excited some comment This
morning it is stated that Stanford was per
manently paired with Hearst on the tariff
question. If Kearot had been present Stan
ford would have veted on passing the
Babylonian Explorations.
Philadelphia, January 23.—A dis
patch from the University of Pennsylvania
Exploring Expedition Bays they arrived
after mach difficulty. They are now not
far from the site of ancient Babylon. It is
expected excavations will begin at once|
The Sul tan 's permit only allows excavations
for antiquities and does not allow them to
be carried ont of the country.
Fnneral of a Pioneer.
New York, January 23. —The fnneral
services of Wm. H. Hamilton, a California
pioneer, were held this morning. The
organization of California Pioneers was
largely represented.
Scranton, Penn., January 23. —Andrew
Schoen, aged fifty years, and a well known
merchant, committed suicide this morning
with a revolver. Drink and b usinées re
verses caused the deed.
Cat Off Their Heads.
Washington, January 23. —Three more
officials in the New York Appraiser's office
have been removed by order of th6 Presi
London, January 23.—Pellegrini,
well-known caricaturist, is dead.
Opinm Smugglers Sentenced.
Albany, January 18. —The grand jury
returned indictments to-day for smug
gling opium against Chang Jee. Law How
and Ah Quong, of Buffalo. Low How was
fined $400; Ah Quong two years in the
penitentiary and a fine of $100; Cnang Jee
acquitted, the evidence being insufficient.
Wm. Ling and Bdward Mêtlinger, of Erie
county, accomplices of the Chinamen,
pleaded gnilty to the charge of smuggling
opium at the suspension bridge They
were fined $400 and committed to Erie
county jail until it should be paid. The
fact that they had given testimonv which
assisted in the detection of the smugglers
was adduced to mitigate their sentence.
Balloon Ascension.
London, January 16.— Henry Wolffe,
the Dntch aeranaut, ascended in a balloon
from Antwerp to day. He was accompa
nied by Lient Daniel. The balloon was
driven out to sea aud it is feared both were
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Pianos, Organs, and Musical Merchandise.
W hite Cap Warning.
Great Barrington, Mass, January
18.—The strike at the Waubeek mills, in
Housatonic, is mutually ended. The super
intendent is retained, also two weavers,
and President Audibeit, who was so se
verely assaulted by White Caps, who per
sist in posting their notices.
A message was received to-day by the
Associated Press representative at Great
Barrington. It was as follows:
"We hereby warn you not to come to
Housatonic to get news against our organi
zation. Let this be sufficient warning, and,
bear in mind, we shan't allow it."
Skull and cross Bones.
Election of Directors.
Boston, January 16.—At the meeting of
the directors of the Union Pacific railway
held to-day, Edwin F. Atkins was elected
director in place of Elsba Atkins, deceased;
J. P. SpauldiDg in place of M. D. Spauld
ing and J. H. Millard, of Omaha, in place
of H. Baker.

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