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talMi-hll of Toagks liic to Steil •ad Deliver by Oa Lone Farmer. Stable Hanging at Darlea(Oa.t Spoiled fey the Reprieve of the Murderer's Female Accomplice. Yerdict for $60,000 Against Default* lag State Treasurer Archer, of Maryland—Crimes. ST. LOUIS, MO., Jan. 17.—A special to The Republic from Sherman, Tex., Buys: At Bells, Tex., twelve miles east of here,George Smith, a farmer, entered a saloon Wednesday night and com pelled seven men at the point of a re volver to liand over their money and valuables. As he was leaving the saloon Jim Sibel. the town marshal, fired, but missed him, and Smith returned the «liot and the bullet entered Sibel's head. He will die. Smith was afterwards cap tured, brought here and and placed in jail in spite of the efforts of the mob to lynch him. He said that hard times and poor crops decided him to become a jobber. SPOILED A DOUBLE HANGING. BMfd, tlie l)arieii, Ga., Murderer Strung Up—HisKnualft Accomplice Reprieved. DARIEN, Ga., Jan. 17.—The prospect of a double hanging here drew a large crowd of people, but pity for the woman in the case gained for her anew trial at the last moment and only one was banged. This was Charles Reeves, col ored. He quarrelled with a man named -Gromwold, who struck him with a stick and cursed him. When Reeves told Ella Jackson, with whom he was living, ahe berated him for allowing a white man to abuse him and ordered him never to come back to her until he had killed Gromwold. A few minutes later Reeves shot Gromwold dead. Tlie woman, on her first trial, was found guilty with a recommendation to mercy, which averted the gallows. She secured a new trial and was again convicted, this time with the death sentence Reew.-i died without a struggle. SOUTH CAROLINA DEFALCATION. Ailjt. Gen. Bonham Confesses to a Short age of #5,000. COLUMBIA. S. C., Jan. 17.—Governor Tillman has made public a communica tion from Adjt. Gen. Farley, disclosing the statement that his predecessor, Gen. Milledge L. Bonham, son of the late Governor Bonham, is a defaulter to the amount of about $5,000. Gen. Bonham has written a letter to the governor con fessing his defalcation and expressing the hope that he will be able to make restitution. VERDICT AGAINST ARCHER. Kx-Maryland Treasurer Convicted of a •60,000 Embezzlement. BALTIMORE, Md.i Jan. 17.—The case of the state treasurer, Stevenson Archer, for $121,000, which has been on trial for two weeks, was given to the jury yes terday. After being locked all night the jury at 12 m. returned a verdict of $60,000 for the state. Upon the an nouncement of the verdict the state moved for another trial. £nibezzled 9150,000. SAS FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—A published statement is made that John C. Hall, formerly of the law firm of Hall & Rog ers, of this city, and trustee of the es tates of John Hawley and Marvin Bald win, deceased, has confessed to embez zlement of sums aggregating about $150,000. It is stated that the Hawley and Baldwin estates are involved to the extent of $40,000 each, and that the French Savings and Loan society was induced to loan him $12,000 by means of false abstracts of title. Colorado Legislative War Progresses. DENVER. Colo., Jan. 17.—The two warring factions of the house of repre -Bentatives have failed to reach an ami cable settlement of their differences. The combine met in tlie legislative hall at 9 a. m. and without transacting any business adjourned. The Panna crowd met in the same hall a half hour later and adjourned until 4 p. m. The strength of the faction remains. Combine 28, Panna men 22. Peek Denounces the Dennett Law. MADISOX. Wis.. Jan. 16.—The gover nor's message to the legislature is full of retrenchment and reform. The Bennett law is roasted and held up to be "unwise and unnecessary and must be repealed. A radical reorganization of the state board is recommended. and if jt comr-s about the governor will have a lot of fii-st-cla^s berths to fill. Semi-annual payment ot taxes is advocated. Preparing an Impeachment Case. HELENA, Mont.. Jan. 17.—The Demo cratic members of the legislature have held a caucus and decided to contest the seat of John W. Power in the senate. This is a preliminary to an attempt to impeach certain state officials distasteful to Democracy. There is no telling how the legislative muddle will terminate. A Counter Move on tlie Force mil. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 17.—In his message to the legislature the gover nor strongly recommends that if the force bill passes congress the time of holding state and county elections be changed, in order to remove them from the danger of federal interference. Two Babes Cremated. BRAZIL, Ind., Jan. 17 —Two children, aged 3 years and 15 months respectively, sons of Frank Biggs, of Minshall, Park county, were cremated in their home "Wednesday. The children were left alone in the house and it is thought the elder raked live coals from the stove, setting fire to the house. Gen. Benet Retired. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Gen. S. V. Benet, chief of ordnance, war depart ment, has been placed on the retired list of the army. His services in the army extended over a period of forty-six years, during seventeen of which he filled the position of chief of ordnance. CHARIT/ FOR LANDLORDS. A Movement to Aid Those Deduced to Penury liy Irish Agrarian Agitation. LONDON, Jan. 17.—-While Mr. Balfour is gathering in donations for the benefit of the starving Irish peasantry, an ear nest effort is leing made in England to raise money for the relief of landlords and their families deprived of income by the agrarian agitation. It is estimated that about 2,000 women, many of them old and infirm, have been deprived of their means of livelihood by the loss of Irish rents. Hundreds of these are earn ing a living in household service, and as aidies' maids in the homes of more for cunatc aristocray, while the more help less are entirely dependent on charity. The former mistress of a large estate in Galway is now a governess in London, Mid quite a number brought up in lux ury are doing menial work. The Mar quis of Water ford has issued an appeal in their behalf, and it is receiving a lib eral response. SPOONER'S PLANS. tie Will Settle at Milwaukee—A Hand some Offer Declined. MILWAUKEE. Wis., Jan. 17.—Senator Spooner is said to have declined an offer of $25,000 a year to locate in Chicago and become solicitor general of the Chi cago and Milwaukee railway after his retirement from the senate. It is said to be his desire to remain a resident of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee will be his future home. He has already been re tained as counsel by some of the heaviest iron houses of Cleveland,and will devote himself almost exclusively to corpora tion business. Rival of the Eneliali Brewing Trust. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—The Ameri can Brewery association, of San Fran cisco, has organized. Adolphus Bnsh, of St. Louis, was elected president. Other prominent brewers and capitalists were elected directors. Between $2,000, 000 and $3,000,000 will be expended in the plant. The brewery is started in opposition to the English syndicate which lately bought out all the brewer ies in San Francisco. Sub-Tropical Show Begun. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 17. -The sub-tropical exposition opened its fourth annual session in this city. Nearly 2,000 persons were present. The ex hibits are nearly all in place and every thing promises a prosperous season. Rev. Sam Janes will be here for ten days some time in February or March, and early in April the exposition will close with a grand inter-state militnr ball. Columbus Gas Supply Has Failed. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17.—Colnm: u was without a single natural gas j-re yesterday and numerous cases of great inconvenience were reported on account of the sudden cut off of the supply. The flow was stopped at 8:30 o'clock and 6,000 fires went out. The company says that in all probability the gas will never be turned on again, as the supply will not be sufficient for practical use. Sot Advised to lteciprocate. TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 17.—The Empire says: The statement published by the Toronto Mail to the effect that the Dominion government has been re quested by the imperial govornment to endeavor to arrange matters in dispnte between Canada and the United States on the basis of a wide measure of com mercial reciprocity, is not true. On the contrary it is learned from the very best sources that the Canadian government has recently been approached by the United States government with a view to the development of the trade relations between the two countries. Threw a Match Into Benzine. OSHKOSH. Wis., Jan. 17.—Buckstaff, Edwards & Co., coffin and furniture manufacturers' plant has been badly damaged by fire. The fire was caused by the son of the foreman throwing a lighted match in a pail of benzine, think ing it was water. Several dwellings opposite the factory were damaged. The total loss is $28,000 insurance, $20,000. The plant will be immediately rebuilt and employment will be given to 450 hands. Chief Hawley Dead. DENVER, Col., Jan. 17.—Police In spector Hawley, who was shot Wednes day morning by Harley McCoy during discussion over the present legislative troubles, died at 10:50 a. m. Murdered by His Brother and Nephew. JACKSON. Miss., Jan. 17.—Sunday afternoon the remains of John Cox, col ored, wore discovered in a marshy hol low near Ripley. Cox had evidently been murdered. Virge and Tim Cox. brother and nephew of the deceased, were arrested on suspicion. Yesterday the," made a eonfe-sion and gave par ticulars of the crime. A Knife.' Through llis Heart. CHARLOTTE, N. C.. Jan. 17.—Joseph Harris WH found dead near Morgan town with a knife sticking in his heart. The murderer is supposed to be John Aiken, whom Harris nad threatened to kill on sight on account of gossip con necting Aiken's name with Mrs. Han-is. Tlie citizens are out en ma-s.se looking for Aiken. Lottery Agent in the Toils. CHICAGO. Jan. 16.—A man giving his name first as L. S. Loring, but after ward as C. E. Gould, was arrested by federal officials charged with using the mails for lottery purposes. Gould is be lieved to be the agent in Chicago for the Louisiana lottery. A Religious Murderer Sent Hence. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 17.—John Johnson, a negro boy, was hanged at Opelika, Ala., at noon, for the murder of Jenkins Moore. Johnson on the scaf fold said he felt like he had religion. Air .Ship Model Completed. MOUNT CARMEL, Ills., Jan. 17.—At last the air ship is a fact. The model is completed and works. It will be taken to Chicago and exhibited in the exposi tion building. The bouyancy chamber is twenty-four feet longand six and one* half feet in diameter. The ship with th6 propellers and rudder is 300 feet in length. It is to fly arotmd in the exposi tion and carry two passengers. EMPLOYES QUIT. Agents and Telegraph Operators Aloaf the Chicago and Mllwaakee System Walk Out. Latent Advices at Strike Headquarters in Chicago Show 850 Men to he Oat Officials Say That Leas Than 800 Re signed and That Their Places Have Been Filled. CHICAGO, Jan. 17.—Operators and station agents along the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Panl road in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, who recently sent in their resignations, have gone out, in accordance with their notification. On the Dubuque di vision the reports indicate that all the men are determined to fight. On the Council Bluffs and the Iowa and Min nesota divisions all but a few of the men say they will go out. The operating officers of the road at Milwaukee are ad vised that nearly all the operators on the Council Bluffs division have left their places. The vacancies were filled at once with a force the officials had been collecting for several days. The officials of the road say they will have little trouble filling the vacancies as fast as they are made, but the directors of the strike say that the railroad officials will be surprised at the number of vacancies that they will find and that they will exhaust their reserve forces long before they are filled. A FORMIDABLE STRIKE. Over 350 Agents an* Operators Left Their Places. CHICAGO, Jan. 17.—Grand Chief Thurston, of the Order of Railway Tele graphers, said at noon that he had al ready received reports to indicate that the strike of telegraph operators and station agents on the Chicago, Milwau kee and St. Paul road was in full prog ress, and that at least 350 men failed to return to their positions. At the St. Paul offices in this city one of the officials said if there was a strike in progress the effect had not been observed as yet. ONLY FORTY-EIGHT OUT. Such is the Official Statement of the Mil waukee Company Regarding Strikers. MILWAUKEE. Jan. 17.—Officials of the Milwaukee and St. Panl rood here state that a total of forty-eight agents and operators on the entire system quit work as per their resignations. Their places were filled at once and not a ripple of trouble was noticeable. General Super intendent Collins says he has on file hundreds of applications of men desir ing work, and says he can fill all the offices vacated as fast as the old men leave. The walk out, as official reports show, proved a complete failure. General Manager Earling, of the St. Paul road in this city, said to a Journal representative at noon: "The total number of resignations are as follows: In Dakota, 1: Minnesota, 16 Iowa, 47 Illinois, 9 Wisconsin 0. These places were promptly filled and we have ex perienced no annoyance whatever. The report circulated some time ago that there was to be a Reduction in Salaries Is False In every particular, as no such move was ever contemplated by the company. But the report had the effect of mislead ing the men and they were influenced to talk until they left. A number of oper ators were here Friday who claimed that they had been called in from the La Crosse division of the road. When asked if they would take positions in Iowa, they answered by drawing back their coats and displaying a ribbon with tlie words 'We are not scabs' printed thereon. They say out of fifteen men asked to work all positively refused but two, who agreed to go," No Signs of Strike at Omaha. OMAHA, Neb.. Jan. 17.—The Milwau kee operators in this city are all at work. One man quit at Council Bluffs and his place was filled. That is the only sign of the strike at this end of the road. The officials state not over one third of the operators have left. Minnesota Masons. ST. PAUL, Jan. 17.—About 400 repre sentatives of the Masonic lodges of the state are attending the thirty-eighth convocation of the grand lodge now be ing held at Masonic hall in this city. The secretary's report showed 12,000 members iu good standing throughout the state, 'llie treasurer's receipts for the year were $7,3OO. Thirteen new lodges were instituted during the year. At the election of oiiieers Alphonso Barto. past deputy grand master, was elected grand master. W. F. Dickin son, past grand senior warden, was elected to fiii the vacancy caused by Barto's election. Minnesota National Guards. ST. PAUL, Jan. 17.—The twelfth an nual convention of the National Guard of Minnesota opened at 2 o'clock p. m. in the eaticus room at the capitol. Col. Wright, president, being absent, Maj. G. 8. Ives, vice president, was in the chair. Several interesting papers were read and speeches made, including one by Ignatius Donnelly. Sioux Fails Gets the Fair. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 18.—The •tate board of agriculture,after a stormy session of several days, selected Sioux Falls as the place in which to hold the state fair for 1891. The dates chosen are Sept. 21 to 25. A feature of the coming meeting will be the speed purses, $5,500 being offered. Big Haul for Mail Robbers. SPRINGFIELD, MO., Jan. 17.—The fact that a heavily filled mail pouch from Kansas City on Sunday, Jan. 4, was stolen from the platform at Nichols Junction, has just leaked out. The pouch contained over 3,000 letters and 46 registered, packages. The empty pouch was found on the river bank near the station. It is supposed the robbers secured a considerable amount of money from the registered packages. There is no clue. A BLOCKADE DECLARED. The Port of Iquique, Chili, to Be Shut Of from the Outer World. NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Charles R. Flint A Co. have received a cablegram via London its follows. "Blockade of the port of Iquique ordered for the 30th inst." Charles E. Flint, who is the Chilian consul in this city, could not say positively why the port was to be block aded. The government, he said, derives its largest income from the export tax on nitrate of soda and he thought that the three vessels of the Chilian navy which revolted might blockade that port in order to prevent the collection by the Balmaceda administration of the nitrate of soda tax. The nitrate of soda mar ket, owing to this news, is advancing rapidly in London and New York. Mr. Flint says ho does not think any attempt will be made on the part of the opposi tion to overthrow the existing govern ment, but a strong pressure will be brought to bear upon Balmaceda to cany out the wishes of the legislative branch of the government. MEXICAN EARTHQUAKES. Three Distinct Shocks Felt—Many Per sons Hurled In the Ruins. CITY OP MEXICO, Jan. 17.—Three earthquakes have occurred at Parral, in the state of Chihuahua. The gallery at the convent of the Sacred Heart gave way, killing six persons and wounding nine. Repoits from various points show that the earthquake was felt throughout an extended region. The shocks were very severe at Gouraza, near Chercliell. Part of the buildings of the village were demolished and many persons were buried in the ruins. Taxing Capital in Argentine. LONDON, San. 17.—Buenos Ayres ad vices represent financial circles in the Argentine Republic as being excited at the proposal made by the Argentine government to tax the deposits of pri vate banks at the rate of 2 per cent per annum. A protest has been lodged with the government by the American lega tion against the proposition to assess foreign insurance companies at the rate of $20,000 a year for a license fee, in ad dition to requiring a guarantee deposit of 120,000. Seal Pirates Fitting Oat. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—Prepara tions are being made by the resident owners of sealing vessels for the coming season. A new departure will be the introduction of steam launches in the business, two of which will be carried by the schooner Henry Dennis. She is now at Seattle,but will soon sail for this port to engage hunters and receive her steam launches. The steamer Mattie Dye- and the schooner Helen Blum are also being fitted ont. The former was seized last year. Big Flow of Oil Strnek. MARION, Ind., Jan. 17.—A large oil well was struck a few miles southeast of here. An attempt has been made to conceal the magnitude of the strike, but great quantities of oil has escaped, not withstanding the effort to stop the flow. The well belong to Monroe Sieberting, the great plate glass manufacturer, who is securing leases on the other land as rapidly as possible. Great excitement prevails in this city over the strike. Reservation Surveys Not Interrupted. WASHINGTON, Jan 17.—The work of surveying on the Sionx reservation has not been interrupted by the outbreak of the savages. The reports from the sur veyor general of the work done by the deputies are now coming in to the land office. The $100,000 available under the acts of the last session are believed to be enough to pay for the work on the entire reservation, although it is possible a small amount more may be needed. Czarewitch Snubbed in China. SHANGHAI, Jan. 17.—It is stated that in consequence of the refusal of the viceroy to accord a state reception to the czarewitch, the latter has decided not to visit this city. The viceroy bases his refusal to extend this courtesy to the czarewitch on the ground that the vice regal representative of the emperor of China outranks all foreign princes. Want Clioynski to Meet Fitzslmmons. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—The Cali fornia Athletic club is making great efforts to arrange a match for a good purse, between Fitzsimmons and Joe Ciioynski, now in Australia. Fitz is willing and Chovnski has been cabled to. The Olympic club, of San Francisco, has wired Dempsey, offering him the position of boxing instructor, recently resigned by Corbett, at a big salary. Chemical Works Fizzled. NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The establish ment of James Cliaskel, proprietor of the Cliaskel chemical works, has been closed by the sheriff on executions for $14,7'.J(i. Mr. Cliaskeli says that his lia bilities amounted to about $70,000, and that the assets will be large enough to cover all liabilities. Minister Lincoln In England Again. SOUTHAMPTON, Jan. 17.—Minister Lin coln landed here at 7 o'clock a m. in ex cellent health and spirits. By tlie court esy of the British government Mr. Lin coln's baggage was passed by the cus toms* officers without inspection. A special salon carriage conveyed the minister to London. KflVcts of Kocli's Lyinpli. PARIS, Jan. 17.—M. Soller, a physi cian of this city, has just recovered from an illness of three weeks, which he at tributes to his having administered to himself an injection of the Koch lymph. M. Soller does not recollect anything which transpired during the first davs of his illness. Plasterers Will Agitate. BOSTON, Jan. 17.—The Operative Plas terers' International union voted that a large corps of organizers be appointed and urged the plasterers to conduct a vigorous agitation in all parts of both countries represented. Tins advice will bo accepted and acted upon. War on Missouri Valley Saloon Keepers. MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa, Jan. 17.—All the saloon keepers in this city were in dicted by the grand jury and arrested by Sheriff Garrison and taken to Logan ti await, trial. ASSASSINATION. Denver's Chief of Police Skot DM!la the Halls of the Stete Capitol. Perrln the Wisconsin Banker Cos* victed of Complicity In the Hurley Bank Robbery. Bnrglara Hake Big Hani In the Jacksonville, Fin., Poslofiice. Becord of Crimes. DENVER, Col., Jan. 16.—At 1 a. m. as Police Inspector Hawley was leaving the legislature hall, where ho had been trying to quiet the mob, he was met by Harley McCoy, one of the toughest characters in tho city. McCoy made some insulting remark to Hawley, who turned around and replied that he had better go on or he would bo arrested. McCoy without another word shot at Hawley, the ball passing through his abdomen, causing a wound which will result in his death. Policeman Morris, who came to Hawley's assistance, was shot through the shoulder. McCoy was arrested. PERRIN CONVICTED. Father of tho Hurley Hank Cashier Found Guilty of Complicity In the llobbcry. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 16.—A spe cial to the Evening Wisconsin from Oshkosh, Wis., says that Leonard Per rin, the wealthy New London, Wis. banker, was convicted of complicity in the Hurley bank robbery of September, 1889. Mr. Perrin was charged with re ceiving and disposing of a part of the $40,000 stolen from the bank. His son, Phelps Perrin, the bank's bookkeeper, and E. W. Baker, of Ironwood, Mich., arc serving five year terms for the rob l^ery. BIG HAUL FOR THIEVES. Stamps, Registered Letters and 182,300 In Cash Stolen From a PostoiUee. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 16.—A Key West special says that the safe in the postoffice there was blown open and robbed. The thieves secured $3,300 in money, stamps, etc., besides the contents of twenty-four registered letters. The amount of money in the latter is sup posed to be large. H. Hifer, of Barn well, S. C., has been arrested on sus picion. His chum, John Cline, is miss ing. Visited the Fighting Editor. MIDDLESBOROUGH, KY., Jan. 16.—The Daily News Wednesday contained a rather caustic article on the manage ment of the postoffice in general, and on A. H. Robinson, the assistant post master, in particular. Young Winslow Robinson, Drother of the government official, entered The News office and as saulted Thomas H. Arnold, the editor. A fierce fight ensued and both parties show the result of the encounter. Many threats are made on both sides and sen sational developments are promised. Young Robinson was until recently a student iu Washington. Cowboys Killed by Thieves. CORPUS CRISTI. Tex., Jan. 16.—The bodies of Walter and Miles Adams, brothers, between the ages of 80 and 25 years, were found dead thirty miles from San Diego, Tuesday. Near by lav a partly butchered cow and it is thought the young men were killed by thieves to cover up their crime, the brothers, it appears, having detected them in the act of slaughtering the animal. Justifiable Murder. NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—Frank H. Rich ardson was acquitted in the general ses sions court, in Jersey City, for killing John Costigan on the night of Nov. 24. Richardson was on his way home at a late nour that night, accompanied by his wife, when a gang of hoodlums in sulted his wife and then assaulted him. Richardson drew a knife and stabbed Costigan, who died of his injury. Treasurer Short 97,500. MARSHALL, Ala., Jan. 16.—T. R. Cornwall, the newly elected county treasurer, took charge of that office Wednesday. On examining the books of his predecessor a shortage of $7,500 was discov ered. The out-going treasurer promises to make good the money in a few days. Fire at At water. ATWATEU, Minn., Jan. 16.—About 2 o'clock n. m. fire broke out in a small building on Third street, occupied as a tore by a Hebrew firm. The flames rapidly spread to Pacific avenue, and then swept down unchecked to Fourth street, embracing one of the principal business blocks in the town. Nine business linns lost heavily. No esti mate has been made of the losses. Southern Minnesota Fair. ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 16.—At the annual meeting of the Southern Minne sota Fair association held in this city, the following persons were elected direc tors: Jay La Due, of Luverne: F. L. V. Mount, T. II. Bliss, C. Van Campen and Dr. W. J. Mayo, of this city. It was decided to hold the fair for the year 1801 during the week commencing Aug. 81. Gov. 'Thayer Surrenders. LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 16.—In accord ance with the action of the board of public lands and buildings, ex-Governor Thayer this morning surrendered poses sion of the executive departments, but under protest, and Governor Boyd took possession of the rooms. Killed the Chief of Police. DRNVER, Col., Jan. 16.—In front of the Windsor hotel Harley McCoy in sulted Chief of Police Hawley. The latter drew a revolver and shot McCoy several times. McCoy returned the fire, killing Hawley. McCoy is not expected to live. The Bell Telephone company lias or dered the issue of $2,500,000 worth of new stock. FINANCE BILL PA88ED With Purely Free Colaace AaeataMl. Silver Purchase Clause Last. WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—When the hour for a vote on thefinance Mil ar rived a vote on the adoption of Mr. Stewart's free coinage amendment was raken and resulted—yeas, 43, nays 80. The fourth section providing for the issue of $'200,000,000 of 2 per cent, bonds was struck out—yeas 48. nays 19 also the first section for the purchase of 12, 000,000 ounces of silver at the market prices also the second section limiting the compulsory requirement of deposit of bonds by national banks to $1,000. The bill was then reported to the senate and the amendments made in committee of the whole were agreed to. Astonished by Vest. Then Mr. Vest astonished the senate by bringing forward as a substitute for the bill a purely free coinage bill which provides that the unit of value in the United States shall be the dollar, to be coined of 4121-3 grains of standard silver, or 25 8-10 grains of standard gold. Mr. Vest stated that his substi tute was similar to the free coinage bill that passed the senate last session. Mr. Aldricli moved to amend the sub stitute by adding thereto the national banking feature of the original bill. Lost—yeas 33, nays 84. Vest's substi tute was agreed to without division. The bill as amended by the substitute was agreed to—yeas 39, nays 27. FREE COINAGE. Full Text of the Bill as Passed by the Senate. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—The full text of the free coinage bill introduced by Mr. Vest and adopted by the senate is as follows: A bill to provide agrinst the contrac tion of the currency, and for other pur poses. That from and after the date of the passage of this act the unit of value in the United States shall be the dollar, and the same may he coined of 412 1-2 grains of standard silver, or of 25 8-10 grains of standard gold and the said coin shall be legal tender for all debts, public and private. That hereafter any owner of silver and gold bullion may de posit the same at any mint of the United States, to be formed into standard dol lars or bars for his benefit, and without charge but it shall be lawful to refuse any deposit of not less value than $100, or anymillion so base as to be unsuit able for the opeoations of the mint. Sec. 2. That the provision of section three of "An act to authorize the coin age of standard silver dollars and to re store its legal tender character," which became a law Feb. 28, 1878, is hereby made applicable to the coinage in this act provided for. Sec. 3. That the certificates provided for in the second section of this act shall be of denominations of not less than $1, nor more than $100, and such certifi cates shall be redeemable in coin of standard value. A sufficient sum to carry out the provisions of this act is hereby appropriated out of any money in the teeasury not otherwise appropri ated. So much of the act of July 14, 1890, entitled: An act directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issue of treasury notes thereon, and for other purposes, as requires the purchase of 4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion per month, be, and the same is hereby re pealed. CONGRESSIONAL DOINGS. The Senate. WASHINOTON, Jan. 16.—In the senate Mr. Morgan introduced a concurrent resolution condemning the action of Great Britain in bringing the Behring sea controversy before tne supreme court. At 2 o'clock tne elections bill was taken up and Mr. Evarts reopened the debate. The House. The House, after the approval of the journal proceeded to consideration of the conference reports on public building bills. Intercontinental Railroad Work. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—An adjourned, meeting of the intercontinental railway commission was held in this city. It was decided to appoint committees on auditing, finance, parliamentary rules, and a committee composed of four mem bers each of the countries represented at this commission to have charge of the surveys and location of the proposed line. These different committees will be appointed by the president as the next meeting, which will be held on Tuesday. Senator Blodgett 111 With Pneumoniae LONG BRANCH, N. J., Jan. 16.—United States Senator Blodgett is ill at his resi dence here. He was threatened with pneumonia, having had a slight conges tion of the lungs. He is now suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia of the kidneys. His condition, however, is greatly improved. ADVISED TO RECIPROCATE. Knglislt Government Urges C'unartiuits to lUake'ii m-ouri Treaty Witli Uncle Sum. TORONTO, Jan. 16.—The Mail says: It is reported from Ottawa on the best au thority that the Imperial government is urging the Dominion ministers to unite in a proposition to arrange all the mat ters in dispute between Canada.and the United States on the basis of a wide measure of commercial reciprocity and that Sir John McDonald and his associ ates are seriously distubed in conse quence. British-Americans Will Buy a Paper. BOSTON Jan. 10.—The Advertiser says that in all probability The Traveller Newspaper company will, within a short time, pass into the control of theBritish Americans and will be continued in the interests of British-Americans and tem perance. It is known that the British American society has raised the sum asked for the property by the present owners, who are anxious to sell. Probably a Canard. SPOKANE FALLS, Wash., Jan. 18.— Word has reached here that the Indiana have burned the village of Calispen, about 100 miles north of nere, and killed several people. The village is an isolated place. The report is not generally cred ited.