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Statesmen Who are To-Day Bookedfor the Cabinet. Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas Have Suit able Timber. COLORADO'S RF QUEST. Resolutions of the Legislature Asking lor a < ahmet Position. Denver, February 6.—There is a move nient on foot in Colorado supporting ex Govemor John L. Routt as an applicant lor a cabinet position under President-elect Harrison. P.esides having the support of leading Western politicians and prominent business men, the General Assembly has unanimously adopted the following resolu tions: Whereas, Colorado stands in the fore iront of the Western States n growth and various interests, which demand the foster ing care of the general government; and, Whereas, All the interests of Colorado would be forwarded and better protected by 1he appointment of one of her distin guished citizens to a cabinet position; and, Whereas, John L. Rontt, by reason of his long and eminent pnblic services and well-known ability, above all others com mands the full confidence and hearty sup port ot all the citizens of Colorado; there fore, be it Résoiveà, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the 7th General Assem bly of the State of Colorado, that Hon. Ben iamin Harrison, President-elect, be and is hereby requested and urged to appoint Hon. John L. Routt, of Colorado, to a cabi net position. INDIANAPOLIS, February 6.—Among the cabinet speculations Blaine, Windom, Rusk and Wamiamaker stand at the head of the list to-nighr, and there are those who believe each name is a fixed star. Close following these tour favorites come the names of Evarts. Warner Miller, Charles Foster and .Judge Estte. This alternoon 200 coal operatives and miners now holding a convention here visited the President elect in this city. There was no speech making on either side. Among the out ot town visitors of prom inence Edmund Morton .Smith, ol Denver, came to present to the President-elect a memorial signed by Governor Cooper, ot Colorado, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, and all the other State officials, strongly endorsing John M. Thurston, ot Omaha, for Secretary of the Interior. He also brought a p-tnmu signed by nearly every member ot the State Senate aud House, Demociats as well as Republicans, to the same effect. Indianapolis. February 7.—Among the politicians who are making up the cabinet sla te, the name ot Wntiamaker is dow to be seen in the back-ground among the 'might have been " The cause for the change s the utter inability for anyone here to give anything like a semi authentic assur ance that his name was ever actually put forth for a cabinet place. Of the new names being canvassed to day ihose of Judge Wtn. A. Wood, of Indiaua, Hon. J. H. Wilson, of Delaware, and John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, are most promi nent. Perhaps no name, however, unless it be Wiudom's, is grswiDg in public favor with greater rapidity than that of ex-Gov, Foster, of Ohio A labama bad another del egation to day iu the persons of Col. Jos eph Jackson aDd Judge Johu A. Stevens, of Tuscumbia. They claimed the visit was of a social Dature, but it leaked out that thev were opposing Mahone and brought with them some strong testimonials and petitions in favor of ex-Gov. W. H. Smith, of Alabama, for Attorney-General. Chair man Husion, who unexpectedly arrived from Florida to-day, had an hour's confer ence with the President elect this after noon. The arrival of Huston and his de parture for New York this afternoon are both regarded as being d rectly upon cabi net making. Indianapolis, February 10.— General Harrison went to cbuicb this morning and spent the ie t of the day with his family. The recent visit ot SeDator-elect McMillau, of Michigan, is now said to have been for the purpose ot urging the selection of Sen ator Palmer as the head ofthe new Depart ment of Agriculture, and that he went away satisfied that Michigan would get the place. His visit, however, has given im petus to the talk of Alger for the War Department. Major Calkins, ex-Congressman from the Thirtienth Indiana District, has just re turned from a visit 'o New York. He re gaids the situation there too deeply involved for the Geneial to set He it satisfactorily by a Cabinet appointment. He says the farm ers and all the church element support Miller, while the political machinery is allied to Platt, and no peace is possible be tween the two factions. Indianapolis, February 11.—Delegate elect J. B. Allen, of Washington Territory, arrived this moruiDg en route for Washing ton, and had a talk with president elect Harrison. Also J. A. Spaulding, of SaDta Fe. New Mexico, managing editor of the New Mexican, who will urge the selec tion of Powell Clayton as a member of the Cabinet. Indianapolis, February 11.—Nothing new developed to day aboat the cabinet. There is a perceptible decrease here in the daily volume of cabinet gossip Gen. Har rison's visitors to day were from widely difleient sections~ Massachusetts, Wash ington Territory and New Mexico being represented. Delegate-elect John B. Alien, ot Walla Walla, Washington Territory, was accompanied in his call by üon. J. M. Bntler, of this city. Judge Gould, of Delhi. Allen made no cabinet suggestions to Gen. Harrisou. but spoke urgently on behalf of his own people for the admission ol Wash ington Territory along with Dakota and others, stating that the people were united and anxious ior statehood. Jas. A. Spaulding, of Santa Fe, New Nexico, managing editor ot the New Mexi can, called to advocate his old friend Gen. Powell Clayton for a place in the Cabinet. Mr. Spauldiug is an earnest advocate of Statehood for New Mexico and vigorously repels the charge that the people of that Territory are not prepared and able to successfully assume independent govern* ment. He says objections at this time come from a few politicians and bankers in the Territory who perceive that if the Territory is admitted they will lose their grip on the control of affaiis. The state* ment widely published that the official records of the legislature and court are kept in the Spanish language only, be de dared m a falsehood. He is public printer of the Territory. Spaulding also says there are three prominent names mentioned for the Governorship of New Mexico, Joseph W. Dwyer, of Raton, formerly private sec retary to Chief Justice Chase, A. L. Morri son, of Santa Fe, ex-United States Marshal under Arthur, who took a prominent part in the late campaign in New York as an organizer of the Irish American Republi can leagues, and L. Bradford Prince, ex Chief Justice of the Territory under Presi dent Haves. SCHOONER WRECKED. Abandoned by the Lite Saving Boats. New York, February 6.—The schooner James E. Kelsey, Captain J. Whealton, Jr., arrived at this port from Wilmington, N. C, having on board Second Mate John Christmas and two seamen, the sole sur vivors of the crew of the Bchooner Allie R. Chester, hailing from New York, which had become disabled during a gale en countered on her trip from Charleston to Barron Island with phosphates. She struck on the outer edge of Diamond reef, 11 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras Jan uary 30. Captain Ingersoll, of the Chester, First Mate Wells, the cook and two sea men were drowDed. The survivors were forty seven hours lashed to the stump of the mizzen mast before discovery by Cap tain Wheaiton, of the schooner Kelsey. Their rescue was accomplished with great difficulty. Twenty-four hours before they were rescued they sighted a lifeboat putting out from shore towards them, but it returned without coming near. Captain Daly, of the Life Saving station, claims he put out toward the wreck, but seeing no signs of life ou beard returned, cot caring to risk his boat and crew for nothing. Daly has since resigned, however. A coincidence in connection with this story is the fact that it was discovered to day that at the very time when Captain Ingersoll was spending his last hour lashed to the rigging of his vessel, his wife was dying of consumption at Woodmunkville, N. J. A Steamer and Crew of 54 Lost. Glasgow, February 7.— Owners of the Gion line of steamers state that they be lieve the steamer sunk by the British hark , Largo Buy, off Beachy head. Monday night, j was the Glencoe, of that line The Glen coe carried a crew of 54 men, but no pas sengers. The crew of the Glencoe numbered fifty-two men, including twenty three Chinamen. A tempest was raging at the time of the accident, snow falling so thickly that it was impossible for the look out on either vessel to see the lights of the other until the collision was inevitable The Glencoe forged ahead, trying to cross the Largo Bay's bow, but failed and rau at full sreed into the bark, demolishing ten feet of her bow Largo Bay won Id also have sunk had she not been provided with water tight sections. The crew ot the bark saw nothing further of the steamer, but could make out her crew struggling in the water. It was impossible, however, to render them any assistance All of the Largo Bay's bnatH were de molish» d The wind blew with such fore*- that the sails of the bark were torn to shreds and a boy carried overboard. The hark weathered the storm until res cuer* and towed into Cowes. Sensational Story. New York. February 6 —The Fall Ro er steamer Old ColoDy to-day brought in a sailor named Leander Kaldoou badly frozen and ihe corpse of another man, who Kaldoou knew only as Bill. Kaldoou says he sailed from New York the morn ing of the 4th in the schooner J. F. Beams, Captain MacDonald, for South Africa. Before sailing and after the voyage begun the crew were treated most atrociously by the captain and mate and resolved to make a raft from some planking and logs on deck and desert at night. Finding they could not make a ratt large enough to hold all of the sailors they drew lots to see which two should escape. Kaldoon aud Bill won the pr'zs and launched the ralt at 11 o'clock last night. They expected to make shore but the wind shifted aDd carried them out in the middle of the Sound. A heavy sleet storm prevailed and they were washed overboard. At 8:30 this morning the Old Colony picked them up. Restora tives were used and the half frozen men were rolled in hot blankets and rnbbed j Bill was beyond all human aid. He gasped a tew times and then died. Kaldoon is getting along well. Captain Hammond Bays the men were encased in ice when rescued and he had no idea of saving the lives of either of them. Ocean Horror. London, February 6. —The British bark Largo Bay, bound lor Auclaud, was towed to Spinthead to day in a sinking condition. She reports on Monday night she was in a collision with a four masted steamer off Beachy Head and that the steamer was sunk with all on board. The seamen of the Largo Bay say they are certain that the lost steamer carried passengers and estimate that the crew and passengers together numbered at least 100 persons. The steamer sunk eight minutes alter the collision occurred. Louisiana Terrorists. New Orleans, February 7. —As the re sult of investigation by Attorney General Rogers into the recent outlawry in New Iberia parish, warrants have been issued for the arrest of about twenty persons charged with conspiracy to intimidate and drive persons oat of the parish. They in clude T. C. Cade, captain of cavalry, a deputy sheriff aDd members of the school board and police jury; D. D Avery, briga dier general ot militia aud president of the police jury; John C. M. Robertson, mer chant and militiaman; and J. B. Lawton, editor of the New Iberia Enterprise. How to Stave Olf Canadian Annexa* tion. Quebec, February 11.—The wily old fox, Sir John Macdonald, has a scheme to beat the annexationists. Knowing if he waits for the regular election in 1892 the progress of the annexation element will overwhelm him, he has decided to appeal to the country at once on this question, knowing he can secure au easy victory,un der cover of which he can retire from the government with flying colors, and with the annexation party bandaging a very black eye. To furnish an excuse for this one of his adherents will demand of the Liberal Qaebec government to know what it proposes to do about Ben Butterworth's annexation résolution in the United States Congress. Bonlanger Stuck on a Missouri Widow. St. Louis, February 11.—The Republic announces it has good reasons to believe that if Gen Bonlanger obtains a divorce be will marry the divorced wife of Joseph D Lucas, of this city. The lady is very handsome. She is now in Italy and be longs to an old and prominent St. Lonis family. She first met Boulanger in New York in 1881. Church Property Destroyed by Chi nese Mobs. Shanghai, February 7. —The whole foreign community of Chin-Kiang-Foo, with the exception of a dozen customs and consular officials arrived here safely. They report that foreign concession has been almost destroyed. The American National chapel outside the concession has been burnt, and the place is in the hands of the Chinese. It is stated that the Chinese offi cials and soldiers have abetted the conspi racy. The American and British men-of* war have arrived there. Parnell's Purpose. LONDON, February 11.—Parnell will bring an action for libel against the Times in the Irish courts. , j AT OUTS Dakota's Governor and Legislature on Bad Terms, Proposed Resolution Calling for Church's Official Head March 4th. DAKOTA. The Legislature and Governor at Oats. Bismarck, Dak., February 10.—In his message to the House of Representatives Governor Chnrch yesterday attacked his predecessor bitterly and the Legislature re turned the attack with equal warmth and then postponed their final answer till Mon day to get it in better shape. After send ing in the message he closed np his office, which is considered a direct snnb by the Legislature, then in session, and could not be found by the officers of the House, as the messages was considered insultirg. There has been much talk about the mat ter and indications of action looking to his prompt removal by the incoming President are very pronounced. It is held that closing his office while the Legislature was sitting is sufficient ground for asking for his immediate dismissal. Representative Jones says he will offer a resolution Monday asking President Har rison to remove Governor Church at 5 o'clock in the afternoon of March 4 Bismarck, Dak., February 11.—The war between Governor Church and the Legislature is still on. There were several measures proposed by different members as a means of defeating the Governor by securing his immediate dismissal from bis position, but the leaders of the House con sidered them to he not advisable just now. However, a resolution was adopted unani mously which will have the effect of cut ting off one way the Governor bad to re turn the fire of the Legislature. This resolution declares that no communication foreign to the business of the Leg'slature and Territory shall be read to the House, and the speakers and clerks are made sole judges ot what reports shall be received. The avowed purpose of the resolution is to prevent the Governor from making another such attack as on Saturday, when he "went for" the Legislature, aDd his feeling in the matter grows more bitter all the time, and there is oDce more some strong talk of ad journment until a successor to Governor Church shall lie appointed. This action had about been given up until the recent engagement, and now the Reoublicans in the House aud Council are willing to do al uio-t anyth ng to defeat Gov. Church. A POLITICAL AFFAIR. Demonstration in Favor ot Ireland. London, February 10 —Notwithstanding the tact that a heavy stow storm prevaileu here to day. the demonstration announced to he held in Hyde Park to denounce the government's coercive measures in Ireland, and to express sympathy with Wm. O'Brien was successfully carried oat. Thousands otfcitizens, chiefly Irom workmen and rad ical clubs, attended the me-ting, march ing to the Park through the storm with hands and banners Speeches were de livered from twelve platforms. Desola tions were put simultaneously at all of the platforms aDd carried amid great cheering, declaring that the citizens of Lon don condemned the brutal pol cy of coer cion, and protesting against the govern ment's uncivilized treatment of political prisoners, and demanded the release of Irish patriots whose only crime is the ex ercise of ordinary rights of free speech. Socialists occupied oue platform, which was decorated with red flags, and at which was displayed a banner with the inscrip tion, "Remember Chicago." Speakers at this platform utilized the occasion to de nounce land owners and capitalists. Per fect order was maintained throughout the proceedings and a host of policemen pres ent had nothing to do except to regulate traffic. TIMES LIBEL SUIT. Public Officers suspended From Duty. Chicago, February 6 —Inspector Bon field, Captain Schaack and Deoteotive Lowenstein, the police officers whom the Chicago Times has b»en charging with cor ruption in office, were io uighi indefinitely suspended Irom the police force. The limes had charged that Lowensteiu had been acting as a fence tor stolen goods, and that Bonfield and Schaack, while over zealous against not only Anarchists, but honest workingmen as well, were virtually in league with the gamblers, saloon-keep ers, thieves and the demi-monde. The first result of the charges was the filiDg of a libel and damage sait against the Times until the amount of damages asked from that paper is nearly $1,500.000. The suspension order is signed by Mayor Roche, who begins it with the recital that the charges against the accused are made by a newspaper heretofore recognized as aD organ of a political party. He disclaims any intention of determioiog by bis actions whether the accusations are true or not. The ground for suspension is stated to be pre cautionary, and the court having delined to expedite a trial ol the case, suspension is ordered until ample time is given for a judicial determination whether the matter of the charges has been disproved. Socialists Demands. Paris, February 10.—Delegatee from the socialists revolutionary societies to-day proceeded to the residences of Premier Floquet, Meline, president of the Chamber of Deputies and LeRoyer, president of the Senate, leaving at each house a copy of resolutions demanding a redaction of the daily working hfPurs, fixing ot the mini mam rate of wages to correspond with the minimum expenses of the workmen in each locality and the prohibition ot manuel labor by piece work. Extensive police irecautions were taken but no disturbance of any kind occurred. The delegates declared their intention to wait upon Floqnet and the presidents as par liamentary bodies on February '24th to re ceive their replies. a French Political Change. Paris, February 11. —Premier Floqnet says he had been a supporter of the scrutin d'liste, but had renounced his ad vocacy ol that system in the face of the sentiment of the country, which was now manifesting itself strongly in favor of the scrutin d' arrondessement. They were, he said, in the presence of party conditions and pretensions founded on treason. They must thwart the electoral conspiracy while waiting for the power of law to foil the unlawful conspiracy of the lelt. [Ap plause.] The chamber, by a vote of 290 to 266, then agreed to proceed with the discussioa of the article of the scrutin d'arrondisse ment bill, all of which were afterwards adopted. Members of the right demanded that the final vote on the bill as a whole be an open one, each deputy declaring his vote from the tribune. This was agreed to. THE LATEST SENSATION. Arrest of the Supposed White Chapel Fiend. London, February 11—A dispatch from Dundee, Scottand, says: The murderer of the woman whose mutilated remains were in a chest there to-day is W. H. Bury, the husband of the victim. Bury was a resi dent of White Chapel, Loudon, and his antecedents, which have been traced, sug gest that he is probably "Jack, the Ripper," aDd that he is subject to fits of uncon sciousness and murder mania. A post mortem examination held on the body of the Dundee victim proved that the woman had first been strangled aud her body then mutilated, the abdomen being opened and the legs and arms twisted and broken. Bury says he left WhiteChapel three weeks ago. He refuses to say why he left there and acknowledges he had no busiuess re quiring his attention in Dundee. He says he and his wile draDk heavily last Dight before retiring and that he does not know how he got to bed. Upon awak ing he says he found his wife lying upon the floor with a rope around her neck. Actnated by a sadden mad impulse, for which he cannot yet account, he seized a knife and slashed the body. Upon reason returning he became alarmed aDd hastily crashed the body into the chest in which it was found, thinking to fly and make his escape. He found, however, that he conld not leave his wile's remains, and finally resolved to inform the police. The theory of the police is that Barg's wife knew of the fact connecting him with the East End atrocities and that she took him to Dundee in the hope of preventing a re-occurrence of the crimes. :philaoelphic fire. Destruction of Chemical Works anti Loss of Life. Philadelphia, February 10.—The ex pensive establishment of James Wythe & Bro., manufacturing chemists at 1412 aDd 1416 Walnut street burned to-day. The building was completely gutted and the loss is estimated between $100,000 and $300.000. It was well insured. The fire created a great excitement in the neighborhood and families hastily packed up their moat valuable possessions and moved to a safe quarter. The guests of the Hotel Stratford were alarmed and many ot them moved out The theory is generally advanced that two combustible chemicals came into contact and started a fire which spread very rapidly through the crowded cellar. During the progress of the fire the central portion of the double buildiog fell, burying several firemeD. Geo. Showers was taken oat dead and Abraham Saverv and Wm. Buzzard were injured, the latter quite seriously. Wythe & Bros', loss on buildings, ma chinery and stock aggregate $500,000. on which there is an insurance of over $30, 000. The loss on the American Hotel Stratford, which was also partly damaged, will be aboat $40.000; covered by insur ance. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION. A Large Number of People Badly Cut and Shaken Up. New York, February 11.—A terrific ex plosion occurred this morning between Williams' Bridge aDd Bedford Park on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railway as the train from Stamford, Connecticut passed there. It is believed the explosion was caused by a gang of Italian workmen thawiDg out dynamite cartridges. Every pane ot glass in the train was shattered, and the 500 passengers were terribly shaken up. A large number received severe cats from flying glass. None are yet known to have been seriously injured. Desperate Struggle With a Burglar. London, February 10.—Kent, landlord of the Gloucester hotel at Swansea, was killed by a burglar this morning. He re tired with his wife at a late hour, after locking all the doors, including those of his own bed room. Early this morning his wile heard a match struck in the room and saw a negro in the act of lighting a candle. She awoke her husband an d he immediately grappled with the intruder, while his wife took a pistol from under her pillow, and as it was too dark to take aim she lighted a candle. She then fired and the negro fell wounded in the thigh, cursing the woman. He crept under the bed but as she was unlocking the door he emerged and se zing a mirror threw it at her. It missed her and extin guished the light. The negro succeeded in escaping. When she relighted the caudle she discovered mat her hus band's threat and stomach bad been cut with a razor. Kent lived long enough to describe the murderer. An alarm was raised and about noon the negro was dis covered at Dry Dock. He is a seaman named Tom Allen and was badly wounded and covered with blood. Allen confessed and said the motive was robbery. He con cealed himself in the room before the house was closed Saturday Dight. Swindle Exposed. Kansas City, February 10.—The Times will publish to-morrow moruiDg the fac simile of a secret agreement entered into by various parties accused of fraud in con nection with the Kansas penitentiary coal contracts. It has been alleged that the State m Kansis has been defrauded out of large sums of money by collusion between coal contractors and the board of directors of the Kansas penitentiary. Oil Works Burned. New York, February 10. —Fire broke out in the Standard Oil Company's works at Constable Hook, N. J , to-night. The main buildings burned for several hours The lower part of New York City was brightly illuminated. Attempts to queoch the fiâmes ou the part ofthe firemea proved lutile. The loss is estimated at between $50,000 and $75,000. Died. New York, February 10.—Thomas M. Ntchol, whose connection with the Honest Money League of Chicago and other political organizations is well known, died this morning. Washington, February 11.—The Navy Depariment is informed that Rear Ad miral Chandler, commanding the Asiastic station, died at Hong Koog yesterday from apoplexy. New York, February 11.—A cablegram announces the death of Cardinal John Baptiste Pitra, second in rauk in the Sa cred college. Department of Agriculture. Washington, February 11.—The Presi dent has approved the act to enlarge the power and duties of the Department ot Agriculture and to create an executive de partment to be known as the Department of Agriculture. Panama Canal. Paris, February 11.—It is reported that leading financial houses in this city are negotiating with the object of forming a new combination to complete the Panama canal and prevent it from falling into the hands of foreigners. De Lesseps, it is said, will be merely honorary president of the new company. Emperor Francis Joseph Issues a Proclamation. Vienna February 6. —Emperor Francis Joseph, iu an autograpu letter to Premier Non'aaf, orders publicity given to the fol lowing proclamation: To my People : Overwhelmed with deep grief, I humbly bow mv head before the inscrutable decree of Divine Provi dence, appealing with my people to the Ain ighty to give me strength so that I may not falter in the conscientious per formance of my duties as ruler, but may keep my eyes in that course of steadfast adherence which a sures for the common wealth the blessings of peace. It has been a consolation to me during these days of bitter woe to know that I was upheld by the heartfelt sympathy of my people, of which I have received from all sides the most touchiug tokens. The proclamation farther expresses the heartfelt thanks of the Emperor and Em press and their sorely stricken daughter in-law for the sympathy accorded them, and concludes by asking God's help in the future and the co-operation of Austrain subjects with their ruler to secure the Welfare of their fatherland. Protest From New Mexico. Santé Fe, N. M , February 12.—A. J. Fountain, speaker of the house of represen tatives, to-day introduced a memorial in that body, which nnanimously passed both houses. The memorial is addressed to the president of the United States and con gress, protesting against the removal of Gerontmo and his band of hostile Chicabua Apaches from their present place ot con finement in Florida, and locate them on the Moecalero Apache reservation in south ern New Mexico. The memorial represents that the Moscalero Apaches are now peace ably disposed aud friendlj to whites; that they are not and never have been friendly to Geronimo or his band, and the location ofthe Chicahua's upon their reservatim will be the means of causing another ou - break similar to the one of 1885, which re sulted in the death of many innocent set tlers and great expense to the territory to suppress. For this and several other rea sons U is asked that none of this band he located within the territory. The Assassination of Clayton. Washington, Feb. 12.— Representative Grosevenor to-day introduced a lengthy preamble and resolution relating to the re cent events in the second congressional district of Arkansas, which culminated in the assassination of Hon J. M ClaytoD. The resolution provides that a committee of five members of the house now members of the committee ou elections and elected to the filty first congress be appointed by the speaker to proceed without delay aud take testimony touching issues joined in contest and to ascertain all facts relating to the election and contest and report to the next house of representatives. The resolution provides farther that if in the opinion of the committee ou elections this house has no authority by existing law to pros ecute and carry on the contest under the circumstances described, then the com mittee are authorized to report by bill or otherwise such an act or resolution as may be necessary to accomplish the object stated The resolution was referred to the comm ttee on elections. Extent of the Failure. New York, February 11.—The Ohio & Western Coal Co., by their Secretary, Gris wold, v ice President, and George S. Thor mian, respectively, made an assignment to to day for the benefit of their creditors. The company have been doing business in Columbus, Ohio, and had an office in the city ot Boston. Bradstreel's reports in April, 1888, said that this company was not understood to be earning its interest ac count as yet and was being nursed along by those holding its seccnrities, which were largely owned by banks and trust companies. Its future depends upon the disposition of its managers. In the com pany's annual report January lU, the lia bilities were $3,309 000, of which the bonded debt was $1,399,000, and other debts with collateral security of $910,000 The assets consist of 7,000 acres of coal lands in Hooking valley valued at $4.000 or $5,000 per acre; about three hundred houses, thirty large stores, four hundred railroad cars, four miles of track, three coal mines fully equipped, four lumaces and a large amount of miscellaneous equip meats. ___ Death of Colonel Hunt. Washington, February 11—Col. Hunt fought through the Mexican war and was twice promoted for gallantry. He was promoted to major on May 14, 1861, and commanded the artillery on the extreme left in the batile of Ball Run. Alter successive promotions, he was appointed chief of ar tillery ofthe army of the Potomac on July 6, 18g4; was hrevetted major general of vol unteers for faithful services at Gettysburg. It was Gen Hunt who concentrated the artil lery tire upon Pickett's famous division and almost annihilated it. He was retired as colonel in 1883 and appointed governor of the National Soldiers' Home in this city. Chamberlain's Sentiments. Glasgow, February 11.—A reception was given here this evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jo- eph Chamberlain. After some remarks on the relations between England and America, Chamberlain said there never was a time when it was possible to recog nize anything in the shape of separate na tioDalities in America "If we should fol low the American system," he said, "we would have to cot up the United Kmgdom into twenty or thirty bits and award a Par liament to each. This, perhaps, would not be daDgerous, but it certainly would not be economical." Bayard's Statement. London, February 11.—The Berlin cor respondent of the Standard says: Secre tary Bayard's statement that the United States would request that a truce be ob served in Samoa causes surprise here, as it is contended that the Samoans continue to occupy iaods belonging to Ger mans. It is Dot believed that the Samoan conference can meet before the end of April, as it is unlikely the American com missioners will he chosen until after Harri son is inaugurated. Strikers Accept the Terms. Brooklyn, February 6. —The strikers to-Dight accepted Deacon Richardson's terms. They signed an agreement in which they expressed their willingness to return to work only as individuals and to take their places as nearly as possible as they were before the commencement of the strike. The docament also stipulates that the recently engaged men have precedence over the late employes, and declares the strike fully and entirely off. A Brute Lynched. New Orleans, February 6. —A Times Democrat special from Summit, Miss., says: "Mrs. Sallie Gordon and her 14 year old daughter were outraged by three negroes yesterday. The community is wild with excitement. One negro has been caught and was immediately dispatched. The others are at large but every effort is being made to catch them. a - a be it to of With Consul Sewall. Washington, February 10.—Dr. Sewall, late Consul General to Samoa, talked freely to-day in regard to the proposed Samoan conference at Berlin. Among other things he said he considered the genesis of the conference it is propped to renew. It was summoned by our Secretary of State, as sembled at our own capital on the acknowledged basis of equality of rights of the three treaty powers, of which we were the first. Its object was the preser vation of the antomony upon which all onr national and commerçai interests in Samoa depend. While the conference was yet nnconclndtd, with no notice to this government, German ships came to Samoa and took possession of the i-Iand ia viola tion of an nnderstanding on which the pending negotiations were proceeding. If the conference be renewed at all it should be renewed under conditions as fa vorable to ns as to those which attended the initiation. Status ad conferentum should be first restored, aDd Malietoa, tor whose position we are morally responsible, should be returned from exile and it should meet where it was interrupted and where our representative would he free from the peculiar influences now at work in Berlin. But were the suggestions of Bayard in his letter to the German Min ister made the conditions precedent to the reassembly of the conference we might even then enter upon the conference with something of oar national dignûy saved. Bayard suggested a truce in Samoa. He does Dot insist upon it. The position main tained in the conference by Bayard has not, I believe, been criticised. That the independence of the island should be main tained and equality of rights of commerce and navigation secured for the subjects of the treaty was agreed upon, our rights are not enlarged by this but only confirmed; hat having secured this recogniiion of our rights, Bayard rested, and it is because of this, became of the pending conference, he submitted to the violation of these rights that he has been criticised even by Bates, upon whose recommendations Bayard's en tire contention in the conference was based. Bayard did Dot resent this action of Ger many, accompanied, as it was, by the ruin of our trade aud outrages upon our citizens and flag, as bad as those which have re cently stirred onr country. It is because he has suffered violation of those rights wh ch he was first clearly to assert and be cause thus our prestige had been irretriev ably weakened in the Pacific that Bay ard is criticised. Had Bayard, through the President, called attention of Congress and country to this German ac tion, this same sentiment which is now aroused would long since have averted the distressing condition of affairs that now confronts us in Samoa and renders difficult, but at the same time necessary, farther negotiations. Nobody desires war which is not necessary. Nobody proposes annex ation. Sewall was asked if he knew any thing of Mr. Coleman, onr charge at Berlin, who it is stated is to conduct our negotia tions. He replied: "I do not know, only that Prince Bismarck speaks very highly of him." _ _ _ RAILROAD AFFAIRS. Letter From President Perkins on the Management of Hoads. Chicago, February 10.—The Times to morrow will print a long letter from Pres ident Perkins, of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, analyzing the Western railroad situation. He ridicnles the idea that the subordinate officials are responsible for the freqnent demoralization of rates. If there is any blame to be attached to the railroad managers, it belongs, he says, to the head, and not to the subordinates. That the managen are anxious to maintain the rates he does not think there is any question, but it remains to be seen, he says, whether the present effort of the presidents provide for this, without arranging to divide the traffic and compensate the weaker lines, will work any better now than in the past. If not, he thinks some way must be found to make a division and to pay the weak lines, and if this cannot be done without the help of Congress that help must be obtained,or railroad property will continne to suffer until the weaker lines are worn out and sold to the stronger at half their cost. It is Perkins' opinion that if the railroads were left free to look after their own salvation they and the public would tare better. RAILROAD SINKING FUND. Statement ot the Secretary of the Treasury. Washington, February 6.— The Senate several days ago passed the resolution offered by Mitchell, calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for information as to amounts in the sinking tuDd to the credit of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railway companies, February 1,1889, under the operation of the sinking fund act, which statement amounts to the fonds in vested in bonds; face value of the bonds purchased; their present market value, and the difference between the amonnt of the sinking fund, had it been invested, and the amount due to investment, and in response the Secretary to day laid before the Senate the following statement: Union Pacific moneys for government transportation, with held under the act of May 7, 1878, $6,351, 875; ease payments by company, $1,421, 714. making a total pa d into the sinking fui d $1 773,582. This money was invested in U. S. bonds and perfect railroad first mortgage bonds of a total face value of $7,249,490 The market value of the bonds February 1-t, 1899, was $9,030.440, show ing the increase, by reason of investments* to he $.256,850 From the Central Pacific $3.459,681 was received and invented in bonds of face value $3,141.883, with a market value February 1st, 1889, of $3,821, 785, makiug an increase, by reason of in ves'ment, of $352,104. Desperate strikers. Boston, February 11.—The strike among the seamen and firemen of ocean steamers, now going on in England, has began to he felt there. The steamer Virginia, Capt Fox. of the Ley land line, loading for Liver pool, was visited by several men to-day, who attempted to prevail upon the men to leave the vessel. They claimed to repre sent the strikers on the other side of the water, and on beiDg ordered to leave ship turned upon the captain and struck him. Two of the firemen on board the vessel were badly beaten. The captain says seven of his men have left on account of threats made by these men. Confirmations. Washington, February 11.— Lient. Col. William A. Rucker, Assistant Paymaster General, with the rank of Colonel; Major Charles M. Terrell, Deputy Paymaster General, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; E. P. Johnson, of Utah, Judge of Probate for Box Eider county; Joseph D. Jones, of Utah, Judge of Probate for Utah county, Utah. After the Fourth ot March. Washington, February 11.— Col. La mont said to-night that tbs position he would occupy after the 4th of March was that of president of the Avenne C Street Railroad Co., of New York City. to Thu Liberals of Ogden Elect Their Mnuic ipal Ticket. to of in a in he to of of D. Libernl Mayor Elected. Ogden, Utah, February 11.—The most important election that has ever taken place in Utah took place to-day. It was a fight by the Gentiles or Liberal party for a fr »thold in the Territory by the election of \.avor and Council. The new city hall was crowded at all its entrances, where the election proceeded at fonr different ballot boxes. The city voted as a whole and not by wards, and to accommodate the large number of voters four voting places were necessary. The Mormons, or People's party, now have the offices of the city, and at daylight the brass bands and drnm eorps were promenading the streets. With the beginning of voting the system of intimida tion commenced on the part of the Mor mons by arresting Gentiles befoie they had a chance to vote and hurrying them off to jail. This was anticipated by the opposi tion party, who had Marshal Dyer present, and a iquad ot United States ttoops were quartered in the Broom hotel across the street. The Marshal at once stopped the arrests until the voter had a chance to tender his vote and be passed upon by the judges. After this the election passed off quietly. The result cannot be determined before midnight. Ogden. Utah, February 11.—The result of to day's election was a complete victory for the Liberal candidate for Mayor by a majority of 440. The balance ot the ticket, including the full City Council and Chief of Police, bave aboat the same ma jority. The gentiles are jubilant over the result. They Won't be Confirmed. Washington, February 12—The nomi nation of Assistant Secretary of the Treas ury Thompson, to be Civil Service Com missioner iu place of Edgerton, and First Assistant Postmaster General Stevenson, to be Judge of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, will be subject to the general rule adopted by the majority of the Senate respecting political nominations. Objection to Stevenson is said to lie in the fact that his nomination is in violation of the Republican platform concerning terri torial offices, that they shall he filled by residents. Thompson is objected to od the score of extreme offensive partisanship in South Carolina elections. Coleman's Nomination Washington, February 12.— In the ex ecutive session ofthe Senate this afternoon the committee on agriculture favorably reported the nomination of Norman J. Cole man to be Secretary of Agriculture. Ob jection was made by Republican Sena tors to its consideration at this time, and the Democratic Senators then objected to a discussion of the nomination, and under the role it went over until the next execu tive session. It is understood the nomina tion will be confirmed, however, when it again comes up. Stockmen's Convention. St. Louis, February 12.—Governor Humphrey, of Kansas, has selected St. Louis as the piste and March 12th as the time for holding the Inter-State Conven tion to investigate the beef and pork combine. The convention will be com posed of joint committees of Senators and five Representatives from the Legislatures of Nebraska, Missoari, Ohio, Indiana, Illi nois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ar kansas, Texas, Colorado, Mew Mexico, Ari zona, Montana, and Wyoming. Several other States have already been heard from favorably and there is little dobt but that all of them will be represented. Land Grant Forfeitures. Washington, February 12.—The con ferees on the land grant forfeiture bill had another meeting to-day. At the suggestion of Plumb, the Senate bill was taken up for detailed consideration and about one-third of it was gone over before the conference adjourned. Although it would appear from this proceeding that an nnderstanding had been reached that would result in an ultimate agreement, there was nothing said which would warrant the assumptionthat Stone had abandoned his intention to insist upon the adoptioa of his amendment to the Senate bill providing for a test case in the Supreme Court to determine the power of Congress ty declare forleitures. Tampered With the Wail. San Francisco, February 12.—Captain Leary, of the United States eteamer Adams, has discovered since his arrival from Samoa important letters to him from Admiral Kimberly and the state department which he should have received, hut which did Dot nach him. Had they done so he might have remained there. The Germans have entire control of the mails at Apia and Leary is making an investigation into the theory that the correspondence was tam pered with by the Germans. he Editor O'Brien's Persecution. Dublin, February 12.—Wm. O'Brien was taken from Tralee to Killarney to day, where he was arraigned for violating the crimes act. O'Brien looked haggard. When the case was called he asked for an adjournment on the ground that he bad not been able to consult his counsel. The court granted the request, and set the bearing lor Thursday. The government had post« d a proclamation aloDg the route from Tralee to Killaroey forbidding the gathering of crowds. O'Brien was escorted by military. Confirmations. Washington, February 11.—The Senate confirmed a number of army and other ap pointments this afternoon. Among them are Joseph C. Breckenridge, tobe Inspector General, and Thomas J. Henderson, of Iowa, to be Associate Justice of the Su preme Court of U'ah. Nominations by the President. Washington, February 11.—The Pres ident to day sent the following nomina tions to the Senate: Norman T. Coleman, of Missouri, to be Secretary of Agriculture; Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois, to be As sociate Justice of the Supreme Court of tke District of Columbia. Washington, February 12. — W. H. Beadle, ol YanktoD, Dakota, has been ap pointed superintendent of the Indian school at Salem, Oregon, vice John Lee, removed