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A ROUGH ROAD AHEAD
PROBLEMS FOR THE M'KIN LEY ADMINISTRATION. SLIGHT OPPOSITION TO CAGE AND BLISS. The Former Because He Is a Gold Man and the Latter Because Ho Is No a J Lawyer Mark Hanna Now a Senator j Cleveland's Pocket Vetoes. Cuba, Alnnkan linunclury, Hnwiiluu An nexatlon and German Kxclutlon All Demand Early Attention Mr. Ulnry Leaves Sherman uu t'nf'.oslrublo Legacy. CABINET CONFIRMED. . ; Washington, March fl. When the Senate met at noon the President sent in tho following nominations: Secretary of State John Sherman of Ohio. Secretary of tho Treasury Lyman J. Gage of Illinois. Secretary of War Russell A. Alger of Michigan. Attorney General Joseph McKenna of California, Secretary of the Interior Cornelius N. Bliss of New York. .Postmaster General James A. Gary of Maryland. Secretary of the Navy John D. Long of Massachusetts. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson of Iowa. The nomination of Mr. Sherman was at once confirmed in open session out of compliment to him and, though no objections were made, the other nom inations were referred as follow: Mr. Gage and Mr. Bliss to the finance com mittee. Mr. Alger to military affairs, Mr. McKenna to' the judiciary, Mr. Gary to the postoffico and postroads, Mr. Long to naval affairs, and Mr. Wilson to agriculture. There was more form than reality in the reference of the other nomina tions to committee. Not one of the committees held a formal meeting, -they being polled on the floor of the Senate in every instance. No objection was made in committee to confirma tion. While the polling was being made, the appointment of Mr. Bliss as secre tary of the interior occupied attention from Senators Teller and Stewart, who stated that while they had no inten tion to make any effort to balk the president in his selection of cabinet ministers, they still felt constrained to point out the inadvisability of selecting a man who was not a lawyer for a po sition which requires the exercise of so much legal ability. Tho references to Mr. Gage were mainly on account of what was termed his gold standard views, and it was in timated that, as secretary of the treas ury, he would maintain the gold standard, notwithstanding the" prom ises of the administration to promote bimetallism. One of the objections would have been sufficient to have sent any of the nominations over the day. but the Senators who had raised the point against Mr. Bliss said they had no desire in any way to hamper the President in the selection of his confidential advisers. When the list had been confirmed in the order of ap pointment, the Senate adjourned un til Monday. Mr. Haniia a Senator. Washington, March (i. The senate was only in session about two' hours and the greater part of the time was spent in executive session in confirm ing President McKinley's cabinet ap pointments. While in legislative ses sion, tho credentials of Mr. Hanna, as senator from Ohio, to succeed Mr. Sherman, were presented by Mr. For aker and ho wa. sworn in bv Vice President Hobart. Mr. Davis was also designated acting chairman of tho committee on foreign relations to suc ceed Mr. Sherman. Beyond the usual notification to the' President, nothing further was done. HOUSE'S FIRST CAUCUS. Republican Members Called to Meel Saturday Evening, March lit. Washington, March . The Repub licans of the House, anticipating an extra session of Congress, have ar ranged to hold a caucus on the even ing of Saturday, March 13. The speakership will be decided upon then and probably there will be no opposi tion to the re-election of Mr. Heed. The method of putting the tariff bill through the House ahd possibly of or ganizing committees may be con sidered. BILLS NOT ACTED ON. "Pocket Vetoes" for the Agricultural, Indian and Other Appropriations. Washington, March (!. A large number of important bills failed to receive the signature of Mr. Cleveland before the expiration of his term at noon Thursday, and as a result they fail to become laws. Most important of these arc the sundry civil appropria tion bill, containing river- and harbor and many other items: the Indian ap propriation and the agricultural bills. The first three received what is known as "pocket vetoes,"' being re ceived by the Presidenton March 3 and not acted on. The deficiency appro priation bill. carrying about 810.000.000, failed in conference between the Sen ate and Home. A large number of minor bills also failed. Ex-Governor Crittenden Resign. ' Mexico Citt, March C Consul Gen eral Crittenden has sent in his reigna tion. The United States legation and consulate each displayed flags in honor of the inauguration of President Mc Kinley. The Mexican Herald says all Americans should stand patriotically by McKinley, from whom it expects protection of American citizens in Ouba. -.- Arkansas Mine Explosion. . Huntington, Ark.. March fi. Mine 44, of the Kansas and Texas Coal com pany, of this place, exploded last evening, burning thirty-five men, all of them seriously and some fatally. Bud Hanley is dead. Death Conies to Dr. Mol.allln. Topkka, Kan., March 6. Dr. S. Mc Lallin. formerly editor of the Topcka Advocate end one of the organizers of the Populist party, died of a complica tion of diseases at his home in this city last night. IAMBS Y' ' X (jm'-''W & Secretary of War. frivYv Secl'e,ar' of the ivy. A gjcretary of Airrlcitlturo, es3 S tt RUSSELL A. ALGER. 1 iTS, JOHN D. LONG. 0 JAMES WILSON. ' V of Mleliiean. 77M-.Y of Massachusetts. II , or lowa. Secretary of the Interior, CORNELIUS N. BLISS, of New York. t WRECKED BY A LANDSLIDE MiHSourl rncHic Train Ditched at lion not's Mill. Mo. Bonnot's Mii.i.. Mo., March (i. Mis souri Pacific passenge." train No. 4, which left Kansas City at 1:30 p. m., was wrecked near here at 7 o'clock last evening, twelve miles east of .lef fcrson City. The engine plunged into a landslide, telescoping the engine, tender and mail cur. It set fire to the mail car, which in turn set fire to the baggage car, and both were complete ly consumed. One man was killed and his body cremated, another was fatally burned and a third badly injured. The dead: W. A. Uosenbcrger, Bloomington, 111., aged 30, single, body consu med. The injured: Edward Lusman. fire man, aged 2S, married. St. Louis; pinned under tender, body crushed and cooked from waist down, inhaled steam, will die. Frank Lauber. engineer, St. Louis, ribs broken and head hurt, will re cover. Traffic on tho road was delayed for fifteen hours. WITHOUT PARALLEL. Never Such a Storm Before as That of Thursday 'li;ht. Chicago, March 0. The storm which raged throughout the Middle West on Thursday night stands unparalleled, not onlv for the great extent of terri tory over which it ranged, but for the amount of water precipitated. At Cincinnati, the rainfall reported by the weather bureau of this city amounted to 5.38 inches, and floods are reported from every telegraphic station, from Pittsburg on the cast to Kansas City on the west, and from the lakes to the northern boundary of Tennessee. At Cairo, 111., several buildings were un roofed, and one dwelling was blown down, causing the death of an infant inmate. Throughout southern Illinois. Indi ana and Olylo the damage to railroad property, in the form of . washouts, making traffic impossible, and in the wrecks caused by the softening of the roadbeds, is immense. A not inconsiderable loss to the peo ple, as a whole, will lie the washing away of bridges and roadways, which have been built up in the rural dis tricts at a cost of millions of dollars, and which in many cases have been totally destroyed. A Shot at an Italian Steamer. Conbtantisopi.k. March 0. While an I'.alian mail steamer was passing through the straits of the Dardanelles Tuesday evening a shot was fired across its bow from one of the forts ashore, although the vessel displayed the usual signals and had obtained the necessary permit to pass through the straits. Star Pointer firings 1,1,000. New Yoiik, March fi. James A. Murphy of Chicago bought the famous pacer. Star Pointer, record C:O0li. for 815.000 at the horse sale in Madison Square garden. KING GEORGE DEFIANT. Refuses to Obey the Formal Warning of the Towers. Atiikns. March !. A statement made by King George is probably a forecast of the reply Greece will make to the identical notes of the powers, insisting upon the withdrawal of the Greek fleet and troops from Crete within the six days from noon on Monday last, the time the note was delivered. His majesty siid: "Nothing will prosper in Greece un til the question, is definitely settled. The autonomy of Crete ia out of the question, because the Cretans reject it and have lost faith in the promises of the powers. They prefer to die in their own defense rather than be slaughtered like the Armenians. '"The recall of the Greek troops from Crete would mean the sienal for new massacres on a large scale, owing to the fierce fanaticism of the Mussul mans, who see they havo the 'support of six great powers since the latter covered the Turkish attack on Chris tians and shelled the victorious Cret ans, who were fighting for freedom and the cross, and at a moment when the Turks were compelled to retire." Premier Delyantieis. in an interview, is reported to have reiterated that the Greek troops would not be withdrawn from Crete, and to have expressed the fear that national clamor would com pel the government to invade Turkey. Greece, he is quoted as having added, has not accepted the scheme for tho autonomy of Crete which had been promised by the powers. The premier added that Greece would prefer to disappear from the map rather than withdraw her forces from Crete in the face of threats. KENTUCKY'S SENATOR. Major A. T. Wood Appointed-' The Leg islature to Meet March 13. Frankfort, Ky., March fl. Govern or Bradley has announced the appoint ment of Major A. T. Wood of Mount Sterling, Ky., to succeed J. C. S. Black burn as United States Senator. With the appointment was alss given out the call for an extra session of the legislature to convene March 13, the election of a senator being among the objects named. A. T Wood has been a Republican leader in Kentucky for many years and made the race for governor against John Young Brown in H'.K). SAMOA AGAIN STIRRED UP. Ex-King; Tainasese Takes Advantage ot the Absence of Warships. Atkland, New Zealand, March 0. Advices from Samoa, dated February 23, are that a strong body of natives under the leadership of Chief Tain asese, ex-king of Samoa, profiting by the absence of the warships, are threatening King Malictoa at Apia. At the capital fignting was expected and the foreign consuls were power less to quell disturbance without warships. , DIED FOR LOVE. Ahner Davli hiicI Mix Delia Harris 1'iirnell, Mo., Commit Suicide Sr. Joseph, Mo., March ". Jealousy on the part of one unci brooding over a quarrel on the part of the other re-; suited in the death of a young couple at Parnell. just north of here, yester day morning1. Abner Davis and Miss Delia Harris have been lovers for some time, but on several occasions they have disagreed over the attentions of other yonn men toward the girl. She seemed to think Davis hail" no right to dictate what her conduct should be in this matter, and Thursday night an other quarrel followed as a result of Davis' jealousy. He left her in a greatly agitated frame of mind, and fter making some disposal of effects, took a dose of poison. He was found in a dying condition soon after mid night. Miss Harris was notified of the con dition of her lover and was grief stricken. When he died she refused to be consoled, but went at once to her room. In a short time members of the family were aroused by the report of a revolver. The door was forced in and the 3-oung woman was found dying from a bullet which entered her heart, lloth young people were well and fa vorably known in the town. TRADE REVIEW. Bradstrocl's Reports a Belter Feeling Throughout the Country. Nkw YoiiK, March (. Bradstreet's says: "The new administration, tne certainty of an extra session of con gress within a fortnight, and the promise of a new tariff at an early day which shall provide adequate rev enue and protection, have done much to stimulate a better feeling in trade circles and increase confidence in the near approach of an improvement in business. Favorable features, are found in higher prices for wheat, corn, pork, lard and spirits of turpentine, ns well as for steel billets. Steel mills are fairly well filled with orders, and in some lines are inclined to advance prices. Recent low quotations for va rious forms of iron and steel have been withdrawn, notably for wire and structural material. Confidence is ex pressed in an early advance of prices for tin, and for shoes and leather, based on the activity in hides. Trouble In Chinatown. Sax FitAN'cisro. March !. The long standing trouble between the Sam Ynp and See Yup societies in China town is about to become an interna tional question. Secretary of State Sherman will soon be called upon to exercise his influence with the Chinese government to secure the release of four native sons of California, born of Chinese parents and at one time regis tered voters, who are now imprisoned in a Chinese dungeon. It is alleged that their arrest and imprisonment in China was instigated by the Sam Yup. of SLHEPER TELESCOPED. Passonger Train Kun Into liy a Heavy Freight Near Hill's Station, Ohio. Cincinnati, Ohio, March . Early yesterday Murine" the rain and a thick fog passenger train 10.", westbound, on the Midland branch of the Haiti more it Ohio Southern railway, was stopped by a landslide near Hill s sta tion, five miles cast of Loveland. A heavy freight came thundering through the fog and crashed into the sleeper, whose occupants were all in berths.. It telescoped three-fourths of the length of the sleeper, throwing occupants out of their beds and pin ioning them in agony in the debris of seats, broken glass and splinters and beams of wood. Of the occupants in jured beyond sliirht bruises, two were hurt fatally, two very seriously and two painfully, but not dangerously. THE POCKET VETOES. Wilt Kntall Cirent Inconvenience Utiles Extra Session Makes Appropriations. Washington. March (. The failure of l'rcsident Cleveland to sign three appropriation bills, the sundry civil, agricultural and Indian, and the ina bility of Congress to agree upon the general deficiency bill, will entail much unexpected work upon the extra session of the new Congress and pos sibly may delay, to some extent, the enactment of the new tariff law. The regular appropria tions for government service and public works carried by all of these bills except the deficiency are for the fiscal year beginning July 1, so that to repair the failure of the bills it will be necessary that they be re-enacted before that time, or that resolutions be passed continuing for a stated time the allowances for the cur rent year. Now Tar Shops for Sedalia. Skua i.i A, Mo., March 0. Gen eral Manager Purdy for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway has ac cepted Sedalia's proposition to give $100,000 cash and the necessary land for the erection of Missouri, Kansas fc Texas ear shops here, and work will commence within a month. This means. Mr. Purdy says, the expendi ture of $30,000 in building and equip ping the shops, and will give a monthly pay roll of $35,000 at this point. There is universal rejoicing over . the an nouncement. . They Will. Admit Women. Manhattan. Kan., March A The third day's session of the Kansas Meth odist conference was called to order by Bishop McCabe. The order of the day was the vote on proposed constitu tional changes. The .first was as to whether the present law of the church should be so amended as to permit women to become representatives and delegates to the general conference. The vote on the first proposition was, ayes 8-1, na3-s 3. In a bull fight at Durango, Mex., four men, four horses and eight bulls were killed. Washington. March 0. President McKiuley is obliged to face at the very beginning of his assumption to power many und important questions affect ing tha foreign relations of tho United States. Some of them may be for a time kept in tho background, but others of great gravity are likely to force themselves upon his immediate attention. Foremost and of the greatest Inter est to the peoplo of tho United States is tho subject of relations towards Cuba. It is understood to be the pol icy of the new President to deal with this matter deliberately and not to undertake to depart from tho policy with which it has so far been treated; at least not until internal financial af fairs shall have been settled. Hut the situation is such that it is not safe to predict that through homo act of a subordinate among either the Spanish forces or in the insurgent lines the administration will not be forced to depart from its plans and direct atten tion at short notice to this dangerous subject. One of the issues that was carried over from the Harrison administra tion, but which now stands in very different shape from that it held then, is the subject of Hawaiian annexation. The citizens of the little island repub lic have come to look tipon the Re publicans as their friends and have for some time been engaged in a care fully jirepared agitation .to further their ends. They will seek, with the aid of powerful friends in and out of Congress, to induce the President to negotiate a new annexation treaty. As to the Alaskan fur seal complica tion backed by the highest expert authority, ex-Secretary Olney said at the close of his administration of the state department: "The fur seal herd is threatened with utter ruin unless some ehansres aro speedily made in the award regulations." Yet he was un able to induce the Dritish government to make these, influenced as it was by the fear of the adverse effect upon the political status ot Dritish Columbia, the home of tho seal pirates. As a senator, Mr.Sherman has clearly indicated his wish for the ratification of the general arbitration treaty and President McKinley's inaugural ad dress leaves no room for doubt as to the administration's policy. Mr. Sher man's senate record also shows that he will bo found resisting sturdily all efforts to surrender charge of Samoa under the tripartite alliance. The new tariff bill may put a severe strain upon tho relations with some of the great European powers and first of nil with Germany. It is understood to be tho intention of Congress to pro vide for active retaliation upon tho na tions that have barred American meat products and cattle from their markets and among these (iermany is the chief offender. Complaints of the unwhole someness of American meats have been responded to by the United States by the establishment of the most rigid in spection system and the challenges to produce evidence of the charges have resulted in failures on the part of tho accusers. A long scries of consular reports make clear the fact that these charges are but subterfuges and that the real purpose is to exclude not only American meata, but all American products that threaten to compete with German and French, Belgium and Dutch agricultural or industrial products. Secretary Olney also left to his suc cessor the negotiations looking to an abatement of tho restrictive regula tions which have choked the life out of the American insurance companies seeking to continue business in Ger many. What Secretary Sherman will ! do in this matter cannot be told. With the French the administration starts unincumbered by diplomatic issues of moment, excepting so far that eountry may be involved yl Germany in the settlement of the meat exclusion question. If, however, tho general arbitration treaty with Great Britain should be concluded, it is con fidently expected that France will seek to enter into a similar arrangement with the United States, which can be consummated only with great diffi culty, owing to the radical difficulty between the judicial systems of the two countries. The conditions iu Turkey are such as to require the greatest vigilance and circumspection. Heretofore Amer ica's efforts have been confined strictlv to guarding the interests of American citizens in that country, and it is safe to predict that this policy will be con tinued, so that there is little prospect of a serious disagreement unless resist ance shall be met to demands for rea sonable indemnity for the pecuniary losses suffered by Americans during the Armenian uprising. Big Peoria Elevator fiurued. Pkoria, 111., March ('..At 10 o'clock last night Union cfevator. No. 2, with a capacity of 1,000.000 bushels, the property of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad, was destroyed, with its contents of nearly 000.000 bushels of grain. The loss is estimated at close to 83.-.O.OO0. As soon as the inaugural ceremonies were over ex-President Cleveland left for North Carolina in the light hons tender Maple for a ten days' duck hunt ing expedition. Representative Kost Wire Dead. Jkfff.rson Citv, Mo., March 0. Rep-' resentativc James II. Ross of Pulaska county received a telegram announc ing the death of his w ife. Represen tative Harre. offered a resolution of condolence, which was unanimously adopted. JHIsiouri Tnrmor Attempt iilcil, IlAnRtsoNViM.K, Mo., March a A prosperous farmer iiwuc.il Robert Wat son, living Dear Frecinnn, cainc to town to-day and attempted suicide by taking two ounces oi la'idanuu. No cause is know"