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Selections From New York and Illinois for
the Treasury Department.
Ministerial Appointments Abroad—White
law Reid May Go to England.
Selecting llis Assistants.
Washington, March 10.— Secretary
Windom has begun the organizatinn of the
Treasury Department by seke.ing Geo. C.
Tichenor, of Illinois, as Assistant Secretary
jjj place of Judge Maynard, resigned.
Tichenor had been special agent of the de
partment for a number of years, and he is
regarded as authority on tariff matters.
1* ; 8 not definitely known who will succeed
Assistant Secretary Thompson.
Tichenor's nomination will probably be
included in the list to be sent to the Sen
ate to morrow. This list is also expected
to contain the name of Walker Blaine as
First Assistant Secretary of State.
Treasury Appointments.
Nn\v York, March 10.—The situation
is gradually clearing up iu a way that is
satisfactory to politicians. The Empire
State is to have an Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury, but report says it will not be
Mr Coon. The Collectorship of the Port
of New York, a member of the delegation
KavH, will be given to a resident of this city.
This, if true, disposes of the chances of
state Senator Fassett, who is said to be
Flatt s choice for the place. One of the
fir«t things the State Department will dis
j,«.se of is the appointment of delegates to
the Samoan conference at Berlin. It is
said to-night that Benj. F. Butler, John A.
Kasson and William Walter Phelps will
probably lie sent to represent this Govern
ment, and they will be accompanied by
Consul General Sewall and Augustas
Goward, of Illinois, who negotiated the
treaty between the United States and
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James G. Illume, Secretary of State.
James Gillespie Blaine was bom on Jan
uary 31,1830, at Indian Hill Farm, Wash
ington county,Pennsylvania. After spend
ing several years as pnpil in a school at
Lancaster, Ohio, and at the same time as
an inmate of the residence of his nncle, the
Hon. Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the
Treasury, Blaine was entered a student at
Washington College, Washington, Pennsyl
vania, where he was graduated in 1847.
After his graduation Mr. Blaine taught
for some years in the schools of the neigh
borhood. Then he did journalistic work,
and was editor of the Portland Advertiser,
when in 1858, he was elected to the Maine
Legislature, of which he was a member for
four years. At the beginning of his last
term of two years, he was chosen Speaker.
In 1862 he was sent to Congress. He was
repeatedly re-elected from the same dis
trict, and in 1869 he was made Speaker of
the House. Mr. Blaine entered upon his
duties as a Senator ot the United States in
1877. He had voted against the Electoral
Commission Bill on the ground that it was
unconstitutional. In 1880 he was, as
in 1876, a candidate for the
Presidential nomination, which was
given to his friend Garfield, who after
his election called him to his cabinet as
Secretary of State. Mr. Blaine retired on
the accession of Mr. Arthur to the Presi
dency, and employed himself in writing
his "Twenty years in Congress." In 1884
he was the Republican nominee for the
Presidency, and was defeated by an ad
verse majority ot a few hundred votes in
NewjYork. He declined to be a candidate
betöre the Republican National Conven
tion last year and assisted mightily in the
successful canvass made in behalf of Gen
eral Harrison.
Appointment Knmors.
Washington, March 10.—It is reported
that Whitelaw Reid, of the New York
Tribune , has been offered the English mis
sion, and ex-Senator Palmer, of Michigan,
that to Spain. His friends, however, says
he will not go abroad. Ex-Governor
Porter, of Indiana, will go to Rome, and it
is expected that Hon. John C. New will go
to Austria. _ ___
Supreme Court Decision.
Washington, March 11.—The Supreme
Court of the United States has rendered an
opinion reversing the judgment of the
Supreme Court of Utah in the case of An
drew Colton vs. The people of the Terri
tory. Colton, in a drunken scnffle, killed
a companion and was sentenced to be
hanged. Ap appeal was taken from the
Supreme Court of Utah on the ground that
the trial court should have instructed the
jury that it might recommend the prisoner
to be sentenced for life. A new trial is or
Of Interest to Army Officers.
Washington, March 11.—The Supreme
Court has rendered a decision, holding that
the time of an army officer's service as
cadet at West Point must be taken into
account in computing longevity pay.
Albany, N. Y., March 10.—Mr. Roes
M. Leland widely known as a theatrical
manager, died in this city to-night.
He Asks that Gen. Johnston Be Re
tained in Office.
Washington, March 8. —Gen. Sherman
has made an urgent personal request of the
President that Gen. Joseph E. Johnston be
retained in the office of Railroad Commis
sioner, and promised to ask nothing more
of the administration. Johnston surren
dered to Sherman twenty-four years ago
next April. It is probable tnat Sherman's
wish will be gratified.
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J. Au'/i'
The Empire State's Representative in
the Cabinet.
Gen. Benj. F. Tracy, secretary of the
navy, was born about fifty-nine years ago
in Tioga county, New York. His early
life was passed first on a farm and after
wards in the study of law. In 1851 he was
admitted to the bar and three years later
hew- s elected district attorney of Tioga
county. He was elected to the New York
assembly and made chairman of the rail
road committee and also chairman of the
subcommittee of the whole. While serv
ing in this capacity he was a leader in de
feating one of the most corrupt jobs that
appeared daring the session of 1862
It was an attempt to put a surface
railroad on Broadway, New York City.
After that the House never disagreed jwith
a report that had Benjamin F. Tracy's ap
proval. On June 22,1862, Governor Mor
gan requested Mr. Tracy to raise a regi
ment from the counties of Broome, Tomp
kins and Tioga. He raised two, the One
Hundred and Ninth and the One Hundred
and Seventh—got his commission, and was
giveu command of the former. When he
resigned at the close of the war he had
attained the rank of Brigadier-General. In
1866 he received the appointment of United
States District Attorney for the Eastern
District)of New York and held the position
until 1873, when he resigned. He was of
counsel in the famous Beecher-Tilton suit,
1875. In 1881 he was nominated by the
Republicans for Mayor of Brooklyn, but
withdrew in favor of Seth Low, who was
elected. He t has been a candidate for Su
preme Court Judge and for District Attor
ney of KiDgs county. General Tracy is a
man of fine{presence and address. He has
always been an earnest servant of his
party. _ _
At the White House and in the De
Washington, March 8. — Secretary
Blaine received a number of diplomatic
representatives of foreign governments this
The NavyJ Department has postponed
from March 15 to April 3 the time for
receiving proposals for the construction of
armored coast defense vessels. This order
was the Secretary of the Treasury's first
official act.
Tl'.e rash of visitors to the White Honse
continued to-day, but they were much less
numerous than on previous days. For the
first time since he entered the White
House the President was able to devote
the entire forenoon to visitors having busi
ness with him. He received np-staire in
his office, and was with them from 10
o'clock until nearly 1. Among those who
called daring that time was Vice President
Morton with Senator Hiscock, Gen. B. F
Butler, Senators Quay, Paddock, Dolph,
Stockbridge, Mitchell, Sherman, Stanford,
Representative McKinley, Lew Wallace,
ex-Senator Saunders and ex-Senator
Ex-Secretary Whitney left Washington
for New York this morning. All of the
chiefs of the bureaus of the Navy Depart
ment and many persons 1 friends were at
the station to pay their farewell respects.
The Newly Accredited Minister to
The Senate yesterday confirmed the
nomination of Thomas W. Palmer as Min
ister to Spain. Mr. Palmer completed
March 4th inst. his term in the U. S.
Senate, and was among those considered
by Harrison for a Cabinet portfolio. He is a
native of Michigan, being born at Detroit
in 1830. He is a man of large wealth, ac
cumulated within the past quarter of a
century, and is estimated as one of the best
citizens of his State.
Death of Captain Ericssen.
New York, March 8.—Captain John
Ericssen, engineer, who designed the iron
clad "Monitor," died this morning, aged
86. He had been ill only a week.
One Appointment Only for Montana
Sent In.
Washington, March 12.— The President
to-day sent the following nominations to
the Senate :
Arthur C. Milette, of Watertown, D. T.,
to be Governor of Dakota.
Lather B. Richardson, of Grand Forks,
Dak., to be Secretary of Dakota.
Cornelias H. Hanford, Washington Ter.,
to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
of the Territory of Washington.
Geo. W. Irvine, of Montana, United
States Marshal for Montana.
Shirley H. Chambers, Indiana, United
States Attorney.
Washington, March 12—George S.
Batchellor, New York, Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury.
Albert G. Porter, Indiana, Minister to
John A. Onander, Illinois, Consul Gen
eral to Denmark.
Confirmed by the Senate.
Washington, March 12.— The Senate
this afternoon confirmed the following
~ Thomas W. P almer, o f Mic higan, Minis
ter to Spain. 1. 3®r '£5*.
I i John F. Swift, of California, Minister to
John E. Washburn, of Massachusetts,
Consel General to Switzerland.
Geo. C. Tichenor, of Illinois, Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury.
The nominations se nt in to-da y were re
ferred to appropriate committees.
The Head of the Treasury Depart
William Windom, Secretary of the
Treasury, is a native of Ohio, where he was
born in 1827. He studied and practiced
law in that State He removed to Minne
sota in 1855, where he resumed his pro
fession. Daring ten years (1858 68) he
was a member of Congress, representing
the Winona district. In 1870 he was ap
pointed United States Senator and in 1871
was elected for a full term and was re
elected in 1876. He resigned the Senator
ship in 1881 to become Secretary of the
Treasury in President Garfield's cabinet.
In this department Mr. Windom displayed
exceptional executive and financial ability,
and to the splendid record he then made
may be attributed the choice of President
Harrison in calling for his services under
the administration just begun.
'•si550C: Pfttt
Secretary of the Department of
Ex-Governor Rusk, after a service of
three terms as Executive of Wisconsin, re
sumes public life as the Granger member
of Preesdent Harrison's Cabinet. Mr. Rnsk
was born in Morgan county, Ohio, Jane 17,
1830. His boyhood was divided between
work on the farm and acquiring a common
school education. He was 23 years of age
when he removed from the State of Ohio
into Wisconsin, taking a farm near Viroqna,
Vernon connty. In 1862 he entered the
Union army. He was Major, and after
wards Lieutenant Colonel and brevet Briga
dier General. Shortly after the close of the
war he was elected State Bank Controller,
an office which he filled from 1866 to 1870.
He was a member of the Forty-second
Congress, and served three consecntive
terms in Washington, distinguishing him
self as a legislator. Among the important
committees on which he served were those
of War, Public Lands, Agricoltare, Mines
and Mining and Pensions. He was chair
man of the last named, and did material
service in readjasting the pension rates.
While in Congress he was an intimate
friend and associate of James A. Garfield,
who, npon his election to the Presidency,
tendered him successively the appoint
ments of Charge d'Affaires to Paraguay
and Urngaay and Chief of the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing. Mr. Rnsk de
clined both, and in 1881 was nominated for
Governor on the Republican ticket. He
was elected by a majority of nearly 12,000
votes over his opponent.
The Millionaire's Will.
Philadelphia, March 11.—The will of
Isaaiah V. Williamson, the dead million
aire, was admitted to probate lo-day. The
estate amounts to between $8,000,000 and
$9,000,000 exclusive of a fund of $2 250,
000 for mechanical school. Of this amoant
special bequests are made to surviving
brothers and sisters of the testator. An in
come of $60,000 is given to each of their
children daring life; $100,000 is given to
charity and the remainder forming the
balk of the estate, is bequeathed to grand
nephews and grand nieces of the deceased,
share and share alike.
Desperate Fighting and Massacre of
New York, March 10.—The World to
morrow will contain the following: "A
steamer arrived at this port yesterday
bringing the ne ivs of a bloody battle be
tween the Legitime and the Hyppolite
forces and a massacre by the victors. Cap
tain Fraser brought a copy of La Patrie
Hyppolite , again published February 23d at
Gonaires, containing an account of the
battle and the massacre at Grand Saline.
The Hyppolite forces in that city were com
manded by Generals Mom Point and Jean
Mezrano. The Legatime army began the
attack on the outposts early in February.
They were repulsed several times, bnt
finally succeeded in carrying them, and a
few days later were master of the
city and General Mezrano's sword.
The Legitime men were so elated over
their success that they immediately com
menced to pillage the town. Drnnken
soldiers shot one of the prisoners for some
trifling matter, and this was the signal for
a general outbreak on the part of the sol
diers. They rnshed at the prisoners,
shooting and stabbing them right and left,
the prisoners begging hard and piteonsly
for mercy, but their cries were laughed at
and the killing went on, quarters being al
lowed to none. Never before has snch a
pitiable sight been presented. Murdered
men lay about hnddled in scores. Some
were frightfully backed and mutilated,
many of the blood-frenzied soldiers having
ran amucn even among the corpses, plung
ing their swords again and again into the
bodies of the slain. General Mezrano tried
to stay it, but the soldiers langhed at him
and warned him not to interfere if he
wished to live. When the lack of victims
stayed the batchers they robbed the dead
and looted and burned the town. Nearly
the whole place, says La Patrie, is in rains.
Captain Frazer thinks the city must have
been horned between February 28 and
March 1.
The Same Answer.
Washington, March 11.—At the State
and Navy departments this morning the
pame reply is becoming somewhat monoti
nous: "We have no information," made in
answer to requests for Borne news regard
ing the alleged destruction of the Nips c.
Walker Blaine says the Department of
State utterly discredits the story. It now
appears that the United States official who
was stationed at Auckland, the nearest
cable point to Samoa, rejoined the Nipsic
some time ago. Nevertheless the Navy
Department holds that it would speedily
be informed of the reported engagement
through the United States Consul at Auck
land had any such thing happened. To
forward the news to Berlin the Olga must
have run over to Auckland and at least
her arrival there wonld have been reported
if, indeed, the secret of her mission to the
cable station did not leak ont through some
of the sailors.
Captain Mullan, of the Nipsic
was ordered to protest and ose
his good offices. These were in
substance like the instructions given Ad
miral Kimberly, which at the time they
were issued were regarded in some quarters
as being too narrow and inadeqnate to carry
ont. The popnlar wish, it may be
recalled, however, that Secretary Whit
ney said at the time in a communication
ultimately laid before the Honse Naval
committee, that it was as far as he coaid
go in the absence of any definitive declared
policy on the part of the government in re
gard to Samoa.
Judge Carey, solicitor of the Treasury,
surrendered his resignation to take effect
npon the qualification of his saccessor. E.
B. Yeomans, Chief Clerk of the Treasury
Department, has placed his resignation at
the disposal of Secretary Windom. This
position is of a confidential character, and
will probably be among the first to be con
Some Names Mentioned From Mon
Washington, March 11. —Judge Wrenn,
of Eureka, Nevada, is endorsed by the
Nevada Senators for commissioner of the
general land office. There are fifteen or
sixteen candidates for Governor of Arizona,
among them George Christ and
George Walfly, of Tombstone. Ex-Attor
ney General S. B. Bradford, of Kansas, has
a good chance of being oppointed Governor
of Utah. Many candidates are in the field
for Governor of Montana. Colonel
I. D. McCntcheon, L. H. Hershfield,
and T. C. Power are the most prominent.
The New Mexico candidates are Joseph
Dwyer, Judge Bradford, and Prince of the
Territory; A. C. Morrison and Gen. J. B.
C. H. Harris has come to Washington to
posh his claims for Governor of Alaska. He
has fourteen rivals in Mich., three in Wis
consin, two in Nebraska, one in Iowa, and
a half dozen more in different parts of the
The Project of Eastern Editors in
Northern Montana.
Chicago, March 11.—Last Jane the edi
tors of the leading agricnltnral papers in
the country visited Northern Montana.
They were so favorbly impressed that they
formed a stock company with $200,000
capital to found a colony and build a town.
The members |of this company met here
Saturday. The proposed town is to be lo
cated in the centre of a tract 300 by 100
miles in extent lying north of the Missouri
river in the northeast corner of the Terri
tory and is to be situated across the river
from Fort Belknap.
Gold Field Hnmbng.
Los Angeles, Cal., March 10—The ex
citement here over the gold fields of Lower
California has somewhat subsided. Re
ports that the gold discoveries were started
in the interest of land companies are freely
circulated. A firm here to-day received a
telegram from their foreman, who has just
returned from the mining district and now
in San Diego, which says: "Tell everybody
to investigate. The mines are a sell."
Their Resignations Tendered, Subject to
Early Acceptance.
Grand Pyrotechnic Display at the National
The Ne w Cabinet.
Washington, March 6.— The newly
qualified cabinet officers had little oppor
tunity to attend to their official business
this alternoon, as they were engaged in re
ceiving a continuous line of callers. As
sistant Secretary Thompson and Maynard
had a special interview with Secretary
Windom this afternoon and placed their
resignations at his disposal They in
formed him of their willingness to assist
him in the performance of his official
duties nntil be completes the organization
of the department in accordance with his
own wishes, and therefore they would con
tinue at their desks until their successors
were selected. Windom replied that he
appreciated their kindness and wonld not
act upon their resignations nntil he had
conferred with the President on the sub
ject. Solicitor General Jenks has tendered
his resignation to the President, to take
effect at convenience. Attorney General
Miller to day reqnested Jenks to remain
for a few days nntil he becomes a little
more familiar with the business of the de
partment, and he consented to do so.
Grand Display of Fire Works in
Washington, March 6.— The display of
deferred fire works from the monument to
night was undoubtedly the moet brilliant
ever witneseed in Washington. The exhi
bition began with an illumination of Penn
sylvania Avenue from the Treasury De
partment to the Capitol, a distance of over
one mile, by means of magnesium lights.
The night was uncommonly dark and the
great white shaft of the Washington monu
ment afforded a back ground, the peer of
which can hardly be found in the world.
The first set of pieces displayed were large
portraits of President Harrison and Vice
President Morton framed in brilliant colors
and resting npon an easel. So like were
these portraits that at distances of a mile
each was readily reeognized.
Following these came marvelous foun
tains of sparkling electric stars, myriads of
fiymg rockets in every conceivable tint,
bombs which, bursting hundreds of feet in
the air, discharged thousands of smaller
shells, which, in turn, exploded, producing
a grandly beautiful effect. And then the
bonfire of colored light which, reflecting its
rays npon the great white obelisk, trans
formed it into a sha'l of burnished brass,
and again into one of garnet, and then of
emerald or sapphire, while the towering
structure was vividly outlined against the
sky of intense black.
Another set piece pietared the soatb
front of the White House, every detail of
pillar aud capital, window and carved
cornice appearing with marvellous dis
tinctiveness. The last of the pieces repre
sented the capitol.
The closing of the exhibition was a
gorgeously brilliant one. Tens of thousands
of blue rocket, exploded by electricity,
shot up from the base of the monument to
its summit. Thousands of others in yellow,
scarlet, green, purple and garnet followed
in quick succession until the whole sky
was aflame with scintiila stars of wondei
oos hoes. This great eruption continued
for some time.
The Ex-President's Reception in New
New York, March 6. —President Cleve
land and party arrived at Jersey City at 6
o'clock this evening. Owing to a desire of
Mr. Cleveland to avoid the crowd at the
depot the train was side-tracked at Bergen
Point for over an boor before coming np to
the station. This device failed, however,
ss the crowd waited. When the train
arrived there was a grand rash, and as
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland walked down the
platform the people crowded about them
cheering loudly, and followed them to their
carriages. The policemen in vain attempted
to stay the people. Mrs. Cleveland smiled
as if pleased by the warm reception. Mr.
Cleveland several times touched his hat.
When the two finally entered their carriage
and stood waiting for the other members of
the party, a man proposed three cheers and
a tiger for Grover Cleveland. They were
given with a will, as were three cheers for
Mrs. Cleveland. Then followed thiee and
a tiger for Daniel Lamont. They were
driven to the Victoria hotel. Mr. Cleve
land looked sick. His eye did not have
the brightness of health. His skin was
leaden and lifeless. There were dark cir
cles under his eye. There was a great
difference between the blooming young
woman and the man -by her side.
New York, March 6.— Their arrival at
the hotel was at 6:45 p. m. Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland immediately retired to their
rooms, which they found profusely decora
ted with flowers sent by intimate friends.
Early to-morrow morning Cleveland will
be at his desk in the law office of William
Street. _ _
Slanghterof Dogs in West Virginia.
New Martinsville, 'March 6.— Not
withstanding that two or three hundred
dogs suspected of being mad or infected to
some degree with rabies, have been killed
in this (Wetzel) county daring the past
thirty days, the interior of the connty still
seems to be overran with canines in a dan
gerous condition and the alarm of the peo
ple is general. There has been consider
able loss of live stock, cattle, swine and
sheep, which have died from the effects of
bites, inflicted by the infected dogs and in
instances horses have saccnmbed. Several
people have also been bitten bnt in no in
stance as yet has any serions result fol
lowed. Farmers consider it dangerous to
go along the roads unarmed and dog kill
ing squads are ont daily. One man has
seven dog9 all believed to be mad. They
have taken to the woods and are run
ning wild with dozens of other dogs in
like condition. These dogs spread the
disease by biting other canines, live stock,
etc., and what the end will be is bard to
foretell. The disease first made its ap
pearance on the fishing coast last August
and has been growing worse Bteadily. %
A Prominent Lawyer Dies.
Boston, March 7.—Sidney Bartlett, L.L.
D., died last night, aged 90. He was one
of the counsel before the Hayes-Tilden
electoral commission and in many oih?r
prominent cases. He leaves a large estate,
including a million in the stock of the
Chicago, Burlington & Qnincy road.
Death of Williamson, the Philan
Philadelphia, March 7.—Isiah V. Wil
liam, the verable millionaire and philan
thropist, died this morning.
Provisions For Organizing the
Washington, March 6. —In the confu
sion attendant upon the closing hours of
Congress the exact nature and effect of the
amendments made to the Indian appropri
ation bill have not been clearly understood.
The impression has gained currency that
all the provisions of the bill organizing the
Territory of Oklahoma in effect were em
bodied in the Indian appropriation hill.
This is not the case. The amendments
agreed to relate to the Seminole and Cher
okee lands, aDd are as follows:
The sum of $1,912,943 is appropriated to
pay in lull the Seminole Nation for all
rights, title, interest and claim they may
have in and to certain lands ceded by the
treaty of 1866, containing 2,037,415 acres.
Of this sum $1,500,000 shall remain in the
Treasury at 5 per cent, the interest to be
paid sèmi-annually to the Treasurer of the
Nation, and $412,843 of this be immedi
ately available for distribution. This ap
propriation is to become operative upon
execution by duly appointed delegates of
said Nation of release and conveyance to
United States of all right, title, interest
and claim of said Indians in and to said
lands in a manner and form satisfactory to
the President of the United States. It
is further provided that such release,
conveyance and extinguishment shall not
innre to the benefit of or cause to vest in
any railroad company any right, title or
interest whatever in or to any of said lands,
and all laws and parts of laws, so far as
they conflict with the f< ."going, are re
pealed, except rights of wav and depot
grounds. The land as it is acquired shall
be a part of the pnblic domain, two sections
in each township to be reserved for the use
and benefit of the pnblic schools. Lands
thus acquired, except the school sections,
are to be disposed of to actual settlers ander
the homestead law only, except as herein
otherwise provided. Provided farther that
any person who, having attempted to, bnt
for any cause failed to secure
title in fee to homestead ander the exist
ing laws or who have made an entry an
der what is known as the commuted pro
vision of the homestead law shall be
qualified to make a homestead entry npon
such lands; and provided farther, that the
rights of honorably discharged Union sol
diers and sailors in the late civil war, as
defined and described in the revised
statutes shall not be abridged, and provid
ed farther that each entry shall be in a
square form as nearly as possible and no
person be permitted to enter more than
one-quarter section thereof. But until
such lands are opened for settlement by a
proclamation from the President no person
shall be permitted to enter
upon and occupy the same and no
person violating this provision shall
ever be allowed to enter any of said lands
or acxnire any rights thereon.
The Secretary of the Interior may, after
said proclamation and not before, permit
entry of said land for townsites, bat no
such entry Bhall embrace more than a one
half section of said land.
All the foregoing provisions shall apply
to and regulate disposals of lands acquired
from the Muskogee or Creek Indians by
articles of the cession an.l agreement of
January 19, 1889.
The President is authorized to appoint
three commissioners to negotiate with the
Cherokees and all other Indians owning or
clairag lands lying west of the 96th degree
of longitude, in the Indian Territory (the
Cherokee outlet) for cession to the United
States all title, claim or interest. The
commission is farther authorized to
snhmittotheCherokee Nation a proposition
that said Nation shall cede their lands to
the United States npon the same terms, as
to payment, as provided in the agreement
with the Creeks. If the Cherokees shall
accept, said lands will therenpon become a
part of the pnblic domain, for the purpose
of snch disposition as provided, and the
President is aathorized as soon thereafter
as he may deem advisable by proclamation
to open said lands to settlement in the
same manner and to the same effect as pro
vided concerning the lands acquired from
the Creeks. The President may, whenever
he deems necessary, create not to exceed
two land districts, embracing the lands
which he may open to settlement by
proclamation, as hereinbefore provided, and
is empowered to locate land offices for the
same and appointing thereto, in conformity
to the existing laws relating to registers
and receivers.
Action of the Trank Lines in Regard
to Commissions.
New York, March 7. —The meeting of
the joint committee which convened at the
trunk line office Wednesday completed its
labors to-day. The result is declared in
the resolutions adopted, which declare that
each and every ra'lroad company here rep
resented pledges that it will not pay a
share, or allow the whole or any part of
any form of commission as part salary, side
cat, or other consideration in connection
with the sale of tickets of the issue of
other companies, nor permit its tickets to
be sold at any point on commission, and
each company represented will prohibit its
agents from receiving commissions from
other companies. The chairman was in
structed to give notice to all interested
lines, the resolution to take effect April 1st.
The agreement will apply also to foreign
emigrant business as well as to domestic,
bnt will not prohibit the payment of uni
form commercial alliance rates to ocean
steamship companies. The cloeing resolu
tion declares that if any railroad company
so advised shall fail to declare to conform
to snch notice upon date to be fixed by the
chairman and vice chairman of the joint
committee, prompt action shall be taken in
such cases ander the trank line contract
and the organization of the joint commit
tee and also before the Interstate Com
merce Commission if, in the judgment of
the chairman of the joint committee, snch
course seems to him necessary and desira
ble. The chairman was instructed to for
ward to the Interstate Commission copies
of the resolutions, together with the circu
lar of the western roads authorizing the
payment of commissions and express to
the Interstate Commerce Commission, it
is the earoest desire of the railroad com
panies represented in the joint committee
that the payment of commissioners be pro
hibited and that the Commission take early
action on the question.
Railroad Consolidation.
New York, March 6 — A Boston special
says : Tbe following was given ont at the
office of the Union Pacific railroad com
pany, in this city, to-day : For some time
past the question of consolidation of the
branch lines ot the Union Pacific system
centering at Ogden bas been under con
sideration. The necessary papers have now
been drawn np, and the directors have the
immediate consolidation of the Oregon
Short Line and tbe Utah & Northern rail
road companies before them. The first
step in bringing this abont was taken at a
meeting of the Oregon Short Lice trustees,
held ou Monday ot this week, and succeed
ing steps will be taken as rapidly as the
forms of law will permit. The question
of incorporating with this company other
Utah lines with the Union Pacific is also
ander consideration.
The proposed consolidation, if carried
through in all its parts, will undoubtedly
exercise decided influence, not only npon
the officers of the Union Pacific, bnt npon
the future development of the whole terri
tory tributary to Salt Lake City and
hom to mm
The Dakotans Present the Illinois States
man With a Leather Medal.
A Beautiful Souvenir to Representa
tive Springer.
Huron, Dakota, March 7.—A number of
Huron gentlemen have forwarded to Con
gressman W m. M. SpriDger a souvenir in
the shape of a leather medal, six inches in
diameter, on which is the following inscrip
tion in gold letters:
"to william m. springer."
Who, having been so instructed by the
House of Representatives, rather than
be in contempt, sacrificed his own
principles and magnanimously
opened the pathway to
Statehood for
South Da
Fiat Justia Ruant Principxa.
The medal was sent to Hon. Sunset Cox
with the request that be present it to
Springer with the following letter :
To W. M. Springer, M. C., Washington,
Sir :—A few of "he host of your Dakota
friends, appreciating thoroughly your truly
noble and thoroughly disinterested services
in behalf of South Dakota, desire to pre
sent to yon this tetimonial of their esteem.
We remember with what poignancy of
grief yon gave np the cherished object of
your heart ; how many sleepless nights you
have passed, as nobly an 1 alone, you
fought for all those vital issues without
which hope would have been lost and Da
kota a dream. How single handed you
fought the five enemies of Dakota iu the
conference committee aud said, "Live or
die, survive or perish," or words to that ef
fect, though I give up everything, still
will I cling to the cherished object of my
heart. Dakota shall again vote for tempo
rary capital or she shall forever remain a
territory. Noblest of the race ! Whenever
the returning year shall again bring round
the birthday of the "father of his country,"
shall not his fame, his integrity pale before
the incorruptible, the matchless integrity
and statesmanlike character of him whose
name we inscribe on this medal now
awarded to you. Hail, sweet William, all
hai'., and farewell.
Large Loss of Property and Several
Persons Seriously Injured.
Louisville, Ky., March 8. —The most
disastrous fire in the loss of property that
has occurred here in seven years broke out
at noon to-day in the basement of the
Kleiucans & Simonson clothing house, West
Market street. In fifteen minutes the
blaze had spread through the large stores
and was leaping through the roof. Soon
after the roof fell, and a little later two
large sections of sidewalk. With one of
these the rear of H. Strauss' dry goods
house went down. A strong west wind
was blowing, and when the rear of Straus*'
store fell in, sending a mass of flames upon
the loose structures in the center of the
block, it seemed inevitable that the block
should all barn. After a hard fight, how
ever, the firemen gained control, and con
fined the flames to Strauss' place. One
fireman was painfully burned and another
slightly hart. Kleincans & Simonson's
loss on stock is $285,000; the building,
$67,000; Newcomb building, $25,000;
Strauss' stock, $40,000; Churchill building,
$6,000 The insurance amounted to abont
The Commissioners' Circular to Com
mon Carriers.
Washington, March 8.— The Interstate
Commerce commission to day issued a
lengthy circular calling the attention of
common carriers to ,the provisions of the
recent amendments to the Interstate Com
merce act and urging that special care be
taken to avoid violations thereof. Among
the declarations of the amended portions is
one to the effect that no advance is to be
made in joint rates, fares or charges except
after ten days notice to the commission,
and no reduction shall he made except
after three days notice. The time in each
case is to be computed from the day when
the notice of the change reaches the office
of the commission in Washington. The
transportation of passengers or freight over
continuous lines or routes operated by
more than one carrier upon through tickets
or through billing necessarily implies the
existence ot joint tariffs. In the future all
advances and redactions in joint tariffs
will be given the same publicity as re
quired in the case of individual carriers.
Another amendment makes it now an
indictable offense for any carrier to partici
pate in the reception of compensation
either above or below the established rates
for transportation of any joint traffic what
ever. The commission is required to exe
cute and enforce the provisions of the act,
and it is made the duty of any district at
torney of the United States, npon request
of the commission, to institute and prose
cute all necessary proceedings for that pur
pose. These rules apply equally to joint
and individual tariffs. Regarding export
traffic the commission understands that
the through rate is determined by the ad
dition of the ocean rate prevailing.
Rich Mineral Discovery.
Aspen, Col , March 6.—A marvelous dis
covery of mineral is reported from Maroon,
in this district, the particulars of which
were made l^iown to-day. Harry Adams)
a prospector, was opening a trail to the
Florence Belle mine when his attention
was attracted to a heavy outcrop of spar
some few feet distant. Pushing to the
locality he was confronted by a well
defined vein exposed to the surface.
Gathering the float he found it impregnated
with a wire of brittle and ruby silver
equal in metal richness to that recently de
veloped in the Mollie Gibson, the ore from
which runs from $5,000 to $12,000 per ton,
and is considered the wonder of the camp.'
The new vein is two feet between walls,
and shipments from it will begin at ouce.
The discovery has created intense excite
ment, and to the assay office that is testing
the mineral excited spectators flocked,
awaitiDg returns.
Another View.
Washington, March 8.— The Nipsic
which is snppoeed to be the American ves
sel referred to in a German publication is
rated as a wooden vessel of third class,
with six guns. The Vandalia and Tren
ton, which have doubtless reached Samoa
by this time aie also wooden vessels carry
ing eight and ten guns respectively, as
their main guns. Most of these gnns r.re
smooth bore, but naval officers say at a
short range and against nnarmored vessels
such as the German boats now in the
Samoa waters have their cannon are just as
efficient as modern ordinance. Unless the
German gnn boats have also been re-in
forced, the American fleet now at Apia is
regarded as superior in offensive power, as
its vessels are fresh from the repairers and
its crews are strong in numbers.

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