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LATER FROM SAMOA.
Additional Particulars of the Terrible Naval Engnlfinent. Wrecked by a Hurricane. London, March 29.—Advances have been received from Samoa to the effect that in a terrific hurricane there, three American vessels and four German men-of-war were wrecked and many persons drowned. Auckland, March 29.— Despatches from Samoa state that the American men-of-war Trenton, Vandalia, and Nipsic and the German men-of-war Adler, Olga and Eber, were driven on a reef dnring a violent storm and totally wrecked. Of the Amer ican crews four officers and forty-six men were drowned and of the German crews there were nine officers and eighty-seven men who lost their lives. London, March 31.—Farther particn iars of the disastrous storm at Apia have just been received. The hurricane burst upon the harbor suddenly. The Ger man man of war Eber was the first vessel to drag her anchor. She became unman ageable and was driven helplessly on the reef which runs around the harbor. She Btruck broadside on at 6 o'clock and the shock caused her to lurch and to stagger back and she sank in a moment in deep water. Most of her men were under hatches and scarcely a soul of them es caped. The German war vessel Adler was next to succumb. She was lifted bodily by a gigantic wave and cast on her beam ends on the reef. A terrible struggle for life en sued among the officers and sailors aboard. Many plunged into the raging surf and strnck out, some reaching the shore in safety. Others clung to the rigging until the masts fell. Of those who were on the masts only one gained the shore. The cap tain of the Adler and several other officers were saved Meantime the United States ship Nipsic had been dragging her anchor and drifting towards the shore. The cap taid, however, managed to keep control and ran her on a sand bar. Boats were imme diately lowered and the whole company were saved with the exception of six men These were drowned by the capsizing of a boat. The U. S. steamer Vandalia was carried before the gale right upon a reef. She struck with a terrible shock, hurling the captain against a gatling gun. He fell, stunned, and before he could recover a great wave swept the deck and washed him and others away into the sea. The vessel sank fifty yards from the Nipsic, and several of the officers and men went down with her. Others perished while making desperate efforts to swim ashore. Some of the ship's company tried to save themselves by clinging to the rigging, but the heavy and swift running waves washed over them and one by one they were swept away. By this time night set in and many natives and Europeans gathered on shore, all anxious to render assistance to the unfortun ate crews, but, owing to the darkness, they were wholly unable to be of any service. Soon after the Vandalia had sunk the American war ship Trenton broke from her anchorage and was driven upon the wreck of the Vandalia, whence she drifted aehore. The bottom of the Trenton was completely stove and her hold half full of water. As morning dawned the German man-of war Olga, which had hitherto withstood the gale, although much battered by the heavy seas that constatly broke upon her, became unmanageable and was driven upon the beach, where she lay in a tolera bly favorable position. Following is a record of officers and men lo9t: Eber, cap tain and all other officers except one, and seventy-six men; Vandalia, captain, four officers and forty men; Nipsic, seven men; Adler, altogether, fifteen persons. Mataafa sent a number o his men to the assistance of the wrecked ships. They rendered splendid aid in trying to float the Olga. Washington, March 31.—The inability of the American vessels to get out of the Apia harbor and thus avoid being forced on shore by the hurricane, was a theme for speculation of naval officers to-day. Admiral Porter said: ''More lives were lost by the engulfing of the United States and German ships at Samoa than if a battle had been fought for the ownership of the islands. Besides I re gard it as a practically settled question, which has caused too much dispute. Re garding this coral reef both Governments have been taught a salutary lesson. The hurricane or whatever it was came upon the ships suddenly." Washington, April 1.— While no donbt is entertained here that Admiral Kimber ley did everything possible to avoid the dreadful disaster at Samoa, the receipt of a detailed report is awaited with interest. When that is received it will be decided whether it will be necessary to make any farther investigation. Col. W. B. Rerney. Judge Advocate of the Navy, says on the subject: The nsual course followed in a case of this kind, is this: Ad miral Kimberly will make a report to the Secretary, giving in detail all the facts in connection with the loss of the ships and men in the squadron of which he had com mand. That report, in the natural order of things, will be referred to me, and if, in my judgment, it seems that there was any negligence displayed, or that the Admiral failed to take all proper precau tions, I shall recommend to the secretary that a coart of inquiry be held. The functions of a court of inquiry are very similar to those of a grand jury. If after thorough investigation the court is convinced that the admiral waa remiss, or did not display the seamanship which ought to have been expected of him under the circumstances, the coart would recom mend to the Secretary of the Navy that he be tried by court martial, and I should have to prefer charges. I do not believe any court will be called. Washington, April 1.— The Secretary of the Navy has cabled to Samoa that the men of the wrecked naval vessels sent home are. to come to San Francisco. Renewed instructions have been sent to San Francisco to hurry forward the prepa ration of the Charlestown and every effort will be made to get her guns and carriages transported overland at the earliest possible moment. The guns are ready at the prov ing ground, Annapolis, and the carriages are about ready at the Washington navy yard. Short of War Vessels. Washington, April 1.—No decision has yet been reached at the Navy Department in regard to sending vessels to take the place of the lost ships at Apia. Secretary Tracy said the matter was one which offers serious difficulties. The vessels now at Panama and other stations which might be otherwise available cannot well be spared from their present posts of duty. The Pensacola is undergoing repairs at the Nor folk Navy yard, and can be made ready for sea in about four months, and a like period will be required to complete the repairs and fit for sea the Adams and Iroquois, now at the Maryland navy yard. The Charleston, if accepted by the government, can be made ready for service probably by the first of June. Sec retary fortunately ordered that a battery intended for the Yorktown be shipped to San Francisco and placed on board the Charles ton. ______ Expressions of Sympathy. Washington, .March 31.—Queen Vic toria cabled through Lord Salisbury to the British Legation of this city to-day, direct ing her earnest sympathy to be expressed to the President of the United States on account of the terrible naval misfortune at Samoa and the deplorable loss of life. Ed wards in charge of the British affairs, ac companied by the Secretary of State, waited upon the President this afternoon and read to him the Queen's message. President Harrison expressed his warm ap preciation and that of the whole people ol this country, of the Queen's sympathy in a calamity that overwhelmed our naval corps at Samoa. A formal reply to the Queen's message would be, the President said, made through the Department of State. Entitled to Pension. Washington, March 31.— Secretary Lacy went to Brooklyn yesterday. The immediate relatives of those who lost their lives at Samoa will be entitled to pensions. Under the general law the pen sion is $6 per month lor a seaman's widow and $2 per month for each child under six teen years of age. In the case of widows of officers it is proportionately larger. The parents of the dead persons will have to prove that that they were dependent upon their sons for support to entitle them to pensions. Congress will probably also pass a special act making a reimbursement for the effects and baggage of the officers and men lost in the wreck. This was done in the case of the Huron, which went down on the Hattaress coast about fifteen years ego. ^ ___ Heavy Gale of Wind. Cincinnati, March 31.—A terrible gale of wind, accompanied by a light rain, passed over the city this afternoon. Many houses in the southwestern and northern parts of the city were unroofed, and numerous fences prostrated. Covington and New port suffered in the same way. Dayton, O., March 31.—A March wind whistled over this valley all day. No spe cial damage reported except to the uncom pleted Sacred Heart Cathedral church in this city. The heavy timbers forming the dome, towering forty feet above the roof, fell with an awful crash into the church, wrecking everything under it. Burned to Death. Milwaukee, April 1.—Margaret Kein lin and her three children, aged two, four and six years, were burned to death in their bed early this morning. Every indication shows that the mother had deliberately done the horrible deed. They all occupied the same bed. The smoke from the fire built beneath it smothered them. Mrs. Keinlin's body was terribly disfigured. Her clothing and hair were burned off, and her feet nearly gone. The children were hor ribly burned and the charred body of one fell through into the basement. A New Comet. Rochester, N. Y., April 1.—Prof. Swift, of the Warner Observatory, has received a telegram from the Lick Observatory an nouncing the discovery last evening by Prof Barnard of a new comet. Position, right ascension, 5 hours, 20 minutes, and 50 seconds; declination, north 26 degrees, 7 minutes. It is faint and has a slow motion southwest. Couldn't Stand Misfortune. Antwerp, March 28.—Ferdinand Van dertaelen, Merchant Prince, of this city, committed suicide yesterday. The act was due to the failure of several allied firms whose liabilities will probably reach a colossal sum. Vandertaelen was a leading member of the Liberal party and had been dabbed the John Bright of Belgium. + - ------------ — - ■ ■ Scourged with Fever. New York, March 28.— The steamer Horro, from Rio Janiero, reports when she went into port at San toe, February 25, she found the town pest ridden with the yel low fever, thirty deaths occurring daily. Yellow fever and small pox also raged with great fury at Rio Janiero, with deaths numbering thirty a day. All at Work. Fall River, Mass., March 28.—All mills are running to-day except the Amer ican linen mill, nearly all with their full compliment of weavers. The linen mills were not ready to start on account of the non-completion of some repairs to machin ery. The weavers were given their old looms. Appointments that Please. London, March 28.— The St. Jeunes Omette aays the appointment of Robert T. Lincoln as minister to England is certain to be popular. Dublin, March 28. — Freeman's Journal: The appointment of Patrick Eagan as minister to Chili will keenly delight Irish men. a PARNELL-S SIDE. The Commission Resumes its Session To>Day. London, April 2—The Parnell Commis sion resumed its setting. Sir Charles Rus sei opened the case for the Parnellites His remarks thas far have been character ized with singular moderation. He de clared the testimony of the 340 witnesses for the Times was irrelevant. He admitted that crime prevailed in Ireland to a greater or less degree, and said the relapse in the matter of the alleged Parnell letters abolished the pith and marrow of the in quiry. The court was asked by the Times for the indictment of a whole nation, a proceeding which Burke declared impossible and judicial rules invalid. When a whole people moved thoughtful minds were con vinced that the time had come to try the experiment of home rule in Ireland. PEACE PROSPECTS. Bismarck's Chunk of Tally for the German Monarchy. Berlin, April 2.— Bismarck, replying to the birthday congratulations of the Central Manufacturers Association, said he looked forward to the continued maintenance of peace. This,he believed,would lend increas ing impetus to the present gratifying de velopment of German industry. In his opinion the guarantee of peace was to be found not only in the monarchical institu tions of the country, but also and in es pecial degree in the monarchical sentiments of the German people. |OHIO CITY ELECTIONS. Some Went One Way and Some Went the Other. Cincinnati, April 2. —Yesterday the municipal elections in Ohio had many mixed results. The Democrats elected their mayor in Akron, Norwalk, Bucyrus, Fremont, Circleville, Chillicothe, Ports mouth, Lancaster, Wapakoneta, St. Mary's, Hamilton, TiffiD, Zanesville, Newark, Kent, Canton and Sidney. The Republi cans were entirely or nearly successful in Logan, Lebanon, (where local option was defeated), Troy, Mt. Gilead, Kenton, Urba na, Piqua, London. Cambridge, Ripley, Vanweit, Sandusky, Wooster and Fostoria. In Kent the issue of prohibition was prom inent and carried by one vote. Correspondent Klein. Washington, April 2. —John S. Klein, correspondent at Samoa, visited Washing ton twice last week having been summoned by the Senate and Department for the pur pose of testifying in relation to the outrage committed by the Germans while he was there. He also explained his connection with the events leading up to the battle of Cogali. His testimony completely refutes the charges made by the Germans against him, of having fired when their sailors landed and ordered the soldiers of Mataafa to do so. Affidavits ot Klein and three ot Mataafa's soldiers who were with him at the battle, made before United States Vice Consul Blacklock, at Apia, will be taken to Berlin by the commissioners appointed by the United States. Klein had three private interviews with Blaine. The correspondent will not go to Berlin, at least for the present. The Case of Kemposki. Washington, April 2.— The Department of State has been informed by the United States Secretary of Legation at St. Peters burg that he has already requested the Russian government to investigate the case of Kemponski, a naturalized American citizen, who was exiled to Siberia by the Russian authorities upon his return to Russia. It has been reported to the de partment that Kemponski was 18 or 19 years of age when he left Russia for the United States. While the department will investigate the case thoroughly there is said to be need for caution, for with this statement of the case it may appear that Kemponski was elighle for military service and that his emigration to the United States was nothing lees than military de sertion. Heavy Ordnance for the Crniser Charleston. Baltimore, April 2.— The Quarter master's Department at Washington has made arrangements with the Baltimore & Ohio railroad for the delivery of three fiat cars at Annapolis, which will be used to transport ten heavy guns to the navy yard at Mare Island, California. The guns will be placed on the cars to-day and will probably leave Annapolis to-night. The battery will be placed in the new cruiser Charleston. Samoan Survivors. Auckland, April 2.— The government of New Zealand has placed the steamship Hinemoa, of 542 tons, at the disposal of Admiral Kimberly in consequence of the loss of the American men-of-war at Samoa. The British cruiser Rapid, 1,420 tons, mounting twelve guns, sailed for Samoa. One hundred and twenty officers and men belonging to the wrecked German war ships arrived here en route to Germany. Theft of a Sword. New Haven, Conn., April 2.— Thieves broke into the old State House last night and carried away the sword of Admiral Foot. It is a presentation sword studded with precious stones and valued at $6,000. Dangerously III. Princeton, N. J., April 2.— Dr.McCosh, the venerable ex-president of Princeton College, is lying critically ill of pneu monia. _____ Will Contest the Seat. London, April 2. —William Phipaon Beale, Home Ruler, will contest the seat in the Commons made vacant by the death of John Bright_ _ _ Suspended. New York, April 2.— The suspension of Ç. D. Fowt, member of the New York Stock Exchange, has just been announced. Liabilities small. He Bnicided. Topeka, Kan., April 2.— Gen. H. M. McConnell, a prominent attorney of Osage, TTnnaaa. suicided this morning. McConnell was a general in the Army of the Potomac. He left no reason for the act. a a to of j CITY ELECTIONS IN KANSAS. The Women Take u Hand and Play an Important Part. Kansas City, April 3.— Women played a very important part in the municipal elections in Kansas. Eight hundred wo men voted in Wichita and two women were badly defeated for members of the School Board. Harris, a liquor dealer, was chosen Mayor at Atchison. Five hundred women voted, their ballots being equally divided between Democrats and Independents. B. H. Waggener (Dem.) was chosen Mayor at Topeka. The women made a strong fight. It is believed the Democratic ticket is elected. At Roseville the women elected their ticket. At Leavenworth Susan B. Anthony made a heroic fight for her brother, D. R. Anthony, (Rep.) for Mayor, bat he was defeated by a large majority. Fom thousand women voted. Oskolooea again elected women officers by sweeping majorities. At Cottonwood Falls Mrs, Minnie Morgan was elected Mayor, with a fall Council of women. A Southern Trip for the President's Family. Baltimore, April 3.— Ex-Senator Henry Davis and family started on a southern trip this morning. At Washington they expect to be joined by Mrs. Harrison, wife of the President, and her daughter, Mrs McKee. They go to Charleston, Jackson ville and St. Angnstine, to be absent ten days. Four-Cornered Contest id Rhode Island. Providence, R. I., April 3.— The State election is in progress. The weather is bright aud the prospects are a large vote will be polled. It is doubtful if the elec tion will hold upon the general ticket, as an absolute majority is required, and in a number of towns the vote on the legislative ticket promises to be very close. A large number of new voters enjoy the right of franchise under the seventh amendment to the constitution lor the first time to-day. There is a large increase in the list from naturalization. The principal issue is sup pression of the prohibitory amendment. There are four tickets in the field for gen eral officers—Republican, Democratic, Law Entorcement and Prohibition. Missouri City Elections. , St. Louis, April 3—City elections were held throughout Missouri yesterday, but so far as reported politics did uot cut much figure. The Democrats elected a majority of their ticket in Jefferson City, Sedalia, Cape Girardeau, Mexico and Springfield; Republicans in Boonville, Marysville, Carthage and St. Joseph, while the peoples' and other mixed tickets were successful in more than a score of other places. Kansas City Voted Republican. Kansas City, April 3.—The election yesterday was a very hot contest, J. J. Davenport, anti-ring Republican, was elect ed mayor and all other Republican candi dates except treasnrer. BOULANGER'S MANIFESTO. The French Agitator Escapes to Bel gium. Paris, April 3. —Gen. Boulanger has is sued a manifesto from Brussels to the French people. He says he will not sub mit to trial by the Senate, but he is wil ling to be tried before the magistrates or a j ary. He says he will await the elections, which will make the Republic habitable, honest and tree. Paris, April 3.— The Presse says Bou langer left Paris at the request of friends who were informed he would be tried by an exceptional tribunal and would not escape alive. Daring his absence Bou langer will continue the straggle for a re vision of the constitution. Brussels, April 3. —Boulanger and Arene, a member of the French Chamber of Deputies, arrived at Mons, Belgium, this morning. They were met at the railway station by Rocheford. The party repaired to the Hotel Monarque, where they held a conference. The Dred Prairie Fire Scotland, Dak., April, 3. —Another dreaful prairie fire swept over the country sonth of Scotland, yesterday, and its path is marked by the smouldering embers of many homes. A high wind prevailed. The grass was as dry as tinder. The terrific force of the fire is beyond description. Be sides isolated farm houses, barns and con tents, it is reported that the town of Olivet, the connty seat of Hutchinson county, was more than half destroyed. Smote by Fire and Wind. Blunt, Dak., April 3. —The whole coun try around Blnnt is being devastated by prairie fires. Several buildings in the sub urbs have been barued bat the city as yet is safe. J. J. Richardson lost 500 sheep, cattle and bogs. Many farmers are home less. A strong wind arose before the fire, doing considerable damage. Rains in Australia--Havoc of the Hurricane. Victoria, Australia, April 2.— Rains, which have been of great benefit to crops, have fallen the throughout Province. Auckland, April 3. —The recent hurri cane in the sonth caused great damage on the Island of Tahiti. Parts of the island were sabmerged and many drowned. On the Island of Tonga the hurricane created great havoc. Thirty persons perished. A Supposed Foundered Steamer Sate in Harbor. Chicago, April 3.— News was received this morning of the arrival at Hey West of the steamer Nanticoke. AU on board are welL The Nantiooke is ths vessel which was supposed to have been in collision with the Haytian gun boat Conserva off Nor folk, Va^ one da last weak. Until the re ceipt of this new t neither of theee vessels had bean heard from, and the amount and character of the wreckage found floating in the vicinity led to the supposition that both vessels had gone down with all on board. Price of Silver. "New York, April 3.—Bar silver, 93$. wo B. at is B. her Mrs, a ten is as a of to a J. is a by of a of of THE CITY ELECTION. The opening political conteet of the year has been fought and won against not only the most desperate efforts of our op ponents, but against still more dangerous divisions and defections in our own ranks. We will say nothing to aggravate nr perpet uate division. When we survey the field and soe what influences were at work to compass the defeat of the Republican ticket, we are more than satisfied with the reeult. The 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Wards particularly covered themselves with glory, aud to them largely belong the credit of the victory. It was a victory won by the stalwart working men of the city against the saloons and gambling houses. In the First ward the ticket was weaken ed by not having a candidate for Alderman and in the Second ward by the change made by the committee, the fact being that it was and still is in doubt whether the candidate selected by the committee was resident of the ward. Though re-elected by a reduced majority, Capt. Fuller may congratulate himself that he is the first one of our several mayors who has been able to succeed himself. It always happens that the disappointments and enmities occasioned by one year's faith ful discharge of official duty are more powerful than other influences to shape the result. Undoubtedly the fact that other elections were pending this year, of vastly more importance, helped to keep the Republicans in line in spite of many prominent del -ctions. The city government of Helena is as strongly Republican as ever and the result has realized our hope that the municipal control should be in political harmony with the new Republican administration of the Territory and the Nation. And now, instead of quarreling over evi dent mistakes and defections, let us move on to greater victories. THE QUEEN'S CONDOLENCES. We are bound to accept Queen Victoria's expressions of "earnest sympathy for the terrible naval misfortune at Samoa and the deplorable loss of life," in the spirit which prompted tuem. Tbe loss of life is inex pressibly deplorable, aud calls for universal sympathy, but for the loss of the vessels we are consoled with the thought that one week's accumulation of surplus revenue would build several much better vessels. We do uot much care how soon our slow wooden ships are disposed of. They do not deserve to be counted as part of our effective fleet. The Yorktown alone is worth more than all tbe ships that were lost. We ought to be ashamed to send our brave naval officers and sailors to sea, charged to maintain the honor of our flag, in such inferior ships. It may prove a bless ing in disguise that the ships were wrecked at Samoa. Certain is it that no more such ships will be built. And the probability is that there will be au awakened national sense of tbe necessity of having a navy, proportionate to our national re sources and interests. It is possible that, if oar vessels at Samoa had been the best, of modern construction, their fate in such a hurricane would have been the same. There is not sufficient strength in anchors and cables'to hold against such a mighty force ol wind aud waves. But this teaches the superior wisdom of having smaller ships of greater strength and swiftness. Those who would draw from this "terri ble misfortune" a warning to keep off tbe seas do not know the character of oar peo ple, nor read aright the teachings of ex perience. England has had many greater naval disasters, but there are equal dis asters to armies on land, as when pesti lence breaks out among soldiers in camp. None tbe less itdoes credit,however,to tbe Queen of England to express tbe sympa thies of herself and people, and she has often before spoken in such a way as to as sure u9 of her sincerity, and her outspoken sympathies constitute her brightest crown. A dismal coterie of defeated candi dates composed the meagre group paying their respects to tbe Independent headquar ters last night. Tbe premises of our Demo craticneighbor, while somewhat less de serted and gloomy than the Journal office, wore a decidedly funeral aspect. Messrs. Martin and Marks started off with a full blaze of incandescent illnmination, deceived by early assurances from over-sanguine and enthusiastic gentlemen composing tbe party ticket that preparations for cele brating a Democratic victory were in order. Great was tbe disgnst of oar Independent friends a little later, when tbe returns from the several wards commenced to come in and apprize them that the Republicans had swept the boards completely, and that a single lone some candidate of the contesting Demo cratic many had got there. Thereupon Editor Martin evaporated from the scene, ascending np to the seclusion of the rear third-floor den, away from the maddening uproar of the Republican mob jubilating across tbe way. Manager Marks was also soon an obsenre object, seen, as it were, through a glass dimly, as one after another the incandesants went oat leaving bat a single jet tamed on to distinguish the place where he kept his distracted vigil, with the Republican riot in full swing over, around and abont the Herald office. It was indeed a dreadful disappointment to the Independent people and to oar Dem ocratic friends generally, after their deeper ate efforts and the waste of muscle and money to win the local conteet. The number of southern brigadiers among oar foreign representatives has notably declined within a month past We are used to them at home and can get along with them tolerably well, bat they are not the men to represent the United States abrrnri. _ Those who would ose the loss of our vessels at Samoa as an argument against a navy, are reminded that such storms work quite as great and fatal loses on land as on the water._ The Province of Quebec has decreased in population, outside of Montreal, 240,000 within the last five yean. Emigration to the United States is the cause. the not op to the of the that the a that It that of keep as of the the one not our is our sea, in is a re tbe ex tbe has as de a a to IMPORTANT COMMISSION. One of the most important events of the year will be the meeting of delegates from all the countries sonth of us on the conti nent, to a conference which is to take place the coming autumn in the city of Washing ton, to consider some plan of settling con troversies by arbitration and promoting more intimate trade relations. The President has made a wise choice of delegates, with John B. Henderson, of St. Louis, for chairman and such prominent business meu as Carnegie aud Studebaker among northern representatives. Five of tbe ten delegates are Southern men and all of them have a national reputation. They are, as a whole, representatives of business interests rather than politicians, men of broad views, capable of comprehending the interests of the whole continent. Some may inquire why Canada and Cuba are not included in tbe invitation, but the answer is obvions. Canada belongs to Great Britain and Cnba to Spain, and nei ther can speak tor themselves or act inde pendently. It is not generally expected that mach will be accomplished by the conference. Things are not yet ripe for any great Amer ican confederation. The United States is not yet conscious of its strength, or in con dition to make it felt in the councils of the world. If we had a navy superior to any other it would be a very easy matter to secure acquiescence in any policy we might propose. If the conference accomplishes this much to show our people what the United States needs to secure the tiade and^alliance of the American States, it will not be in vain. The other American Statesjmight perti nently ask us, Why, if we aie anxious for their trade, we do not come after it with equal or superior inducements to those offered by European nations? J And why they should be expected to put their com merce under our protection while we have no navy to protect our own commercial marine, which is relatively siukiug year by year ? Our own Congress must pave the way for any successful confederation, by provid ing for liberal commercial treaties, subsidiz ing steamship lines, laying cables, provid ing for cheap regular mail connections^ When we make it for the interest of all the nations on the continent to traie with us and hold closer relations, then these things will come of their own accord. There is one thing not enumerated as one of the special objects of the conference and yet one of the utmost importance and most feasible. It is tbe establishment of a monetary anion with a common and uni form coinage of both gold and silver. The Sonth American countries are ripe lor this movement aud it would go far to promote trade regulations. The Democratic members of the Senate complained yesterday that the commission ers nominated to represent the United States in the American conference were all Republicans, notwithstanding that several of them we r e not only Democrats but Southern Democrats at that. Wm. Pink ney White, of Maryland, is the most ob jectionable of the lot, for he opposes any aid to the establishment of steamship lines with South America. We suggest that Henry W. Grady, of the Atlanta, Ga., Con stitution, would have been a more credit able representative of the South. We admit that it was only fair that on such a commission the South should be well represented, but it so hap pens that there are very few Southern men who entertain any liberal views that could possibly aid in any close commercial rela tions with other American countries. When the possible area of slavery could be extended, annexation was fiercely popular at the South, but with its extinction that feeling has mostly disappeared. We think the West coast aud the silver interest deserved a leading representation on the commission and in that respect a serious oversight has been made. John Adams in his diary speaks of his first meeting with Benjamin Harrison, who was one of the delegates from Virginia to the first Cotinental Congress in 1774. He says this sturdy Virginian was one of the first on the ground and said he would not have missed prompt attendance if he had been obliged to come afoot. There is good durable leather in that Harrison stock. Mayor Fuller is the only man, Re publican or Democrat, Helena has ever elected to that office for two consecutive terms. The result of yesterday will be generally accepted as a deserved endorse ment of the candidate and his administra tion of city affairs during tbe past year. We rise to remark that we noticed about every Republican in Helena, oar near friends of the Journal, excepted at the Herald reception last evening. Messrs. Boos and Bowen had no one to entertain, aud we should have been glad to have welcomed them at the jubilee. Come next time and make yourselves "to home." It is not unlikely that Col. Fred. Grant will be accompanied by his mother to his new reeidence in Vienna. He is mach pleased with his appointment, and attri butes it to tbe influence of Geo. W. Childs, ol Philadel phia. _ Gladstone's eldest brother, Thomas Recently deceased, was always a strong Tory. John Bright's son and brother are strong home rulers and followers of Glad stone. Many prominent English families are divided politically. Admiral Farrigut predicted that armored ships would go out of fashion soon, as the mail-dad warriors of the Middle Agee disappeared from the ranks of war. Ho flavored lighter and swifter vessels with heavy gone. The nomination of Robert Lincoln was a complote surprise to himself, bat has proved an agreeable surprise everywhere. It is well received in England. The left Loeb of the Democratic long is rather sore to-day. is of in , ! THE SENATE ADJOURNS. To-day will close the first month of the new administration. The Senate having disposed of all the nominations that the President cares to make at present, has adjourned, and the senatorial trunks that have bees packed for several days were on their way to the depot within a few mo ments thereafter. A good share of tbe Sen ators had arranged their pairs aud gone al ready. The congressional quarters will soon be vacant, except as members linger to look after appointments. The new secretaries will now have a chance to acqnaiut themselves with their official duties aud get their forces organized for steady work. In one short month the general appear ance and spirit of tbe national administra tion has undergone a complete change All of the principal foreign missions have been filled with new appointees, except that to Germany and the commissioners appointed and confirmed to that court will have charge of all the important business there, and very likely either Kasson or Phelps will remain as permanent minister if the negotiations are satisfactorily com pleted. The month's changes are more notice able in the Territories than in the States. Here they have been more general and of relatively greater importance. New Gov ernors and Secretaries ha' <j been appointed in all except Utah and Alaska Home rale has been established as never before since our government existed. The gov eminent of the nation and that of the peo ple of the Territories has for the first time been brought into sympathy on "the basis of recognition o f the just rights of the latter. Antagonism has dis appeared. Those who now represent the people of the Territories also represent the interests of the general government, and instead of there being any inconsistency in this arrangement, we predict that the in terests of both State and Nation will be better taken care of and administered. This change, so far as we are concerned in the Territories, bas been more one of principle than of persons, and is complete in both respect. All of the months of the year promises to be fall of stirring event■ for us, but none will be of more general importance to us than tbe one past. Thieves broke into the State house in New Haven recently aud stole the sword of Admiral Foote, valued at $6000, the hilt being richly studded with jewels. This is a great outrage and loss, but P is not so humiliating as the piece of vandal ism perp.nrated by the students who lately 1 dragged down the statue of Prof. Sillimau and broke it. For this there can be no apology and every giaduate of Yale feels indignant that those who should defend are the first to destroy works of art tha: speak the gratitnde and veneration of gen erations of admiring students. It was not merely a crime, but a very disgraceful one of very wide-reaching consequences. j| Toe students themselves are more intmemed than any others to ferret out and bring the guilty ones to punishment, so that the in nocent may be relieved of the odium that now in some measure attaches to all. We had hoped better things of the citi zens of Chicago m yesterday's election. While we have mach respect for Cregier, the Mayor-elect, on personal considerations, the forces that elected him are the worst elements conceivable, a combination of ihe classes intent on riot aud robbery. It will be a repetition of Carter Harrison's regime and we may look for its coatinuauce for some years till another revolution like that of two years ago becomes a necessity of existence. When the facts concerning the railroad smashup at Prickly Pear Junction are con sidered the wonder is that more lives were not lost. Some of the escapes were marvel lous. Those who managed the switches have a heavy responsibility and should be selected with the greatest care. Negligence is criminal, and the consequences awful No partial or hasty investigation will sat isfy the conditions of the case. The new Secretary for Montana, L. A* Walker, who was confirmed by the Senate before adjournment, expects his commis sion by an early mail, and in a few days will qualify aud enter upon the duties of his office. _ The cry of "non-residence," raised against Richter, undoubtedly deprived him of many votes for Aider man and resulted in the snc'cess of his Democratic opponent in the Second ward. The fate of the Trenton, Vandalia and Nipsic shows us the folly of putting mil lions into single ships, for in such a storm the loss would have been vastly greater in both men and money. It is not true as claimed by tbe Inde pendent that the many votes sworn in on yesterday in the Second ward were Repub lican. We know tbe fact to be otherwise, and that folly two-thirds of them were Democratic._ It was an "off year" election, and the Democrats' torn at municipal government —bat the Republicans, reversing all prece dents, carried their entire ticket to glori ous triumph. The Senate expects to adjourn this week though the vacancies in tbe Snpreme Cour taud tbe German mission still'remain to be filled._ "Thrice is be armed," etc. Mayor Fnller feels a good deal that way after the shaking to which his "dexter" was put by the Republican mob last night. Work on the Pa ns ma canal has entirely ceased and more of the laborers hare gone home. _ Washington and Oregon are contend ing with each other over which has the greater wealth and population. The redaction of the national debt to the amount of $12,500,000 ia a good beginning of the Republican administration.