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Warm Discussion Over Finance
in the Senate
Some Very Sharp Personal Criticisms
Among Members
The President's Bond Message Discussed —The
Government in the Orasp
of Gold Bug*.
Washington, Feb. 18.—The Senate was
the center of interest today, as a result of
ihe warm discussion.on the financialques-
lion and persona! criticism on the Presi
dent, Saturday. Stewart's resolution de
claring the Government- hail no legal au
thority to buy gold coin in preference to
tliver coin, for any causlß whatever, was
called up. Stewart spoke of the humiliat
ing position of the United States in being
held by the throat by a gold commission
which had the power "to coerce ami
squeeze" the country tip to next October,
when the contract expired.
< fray then took the Moor. He expressed
surprise that the Senators from Massa
chusetts (Lodge) and Colorado <Wol
cott) had so far gone out of their way to
indulge in a violent assault uj>on the Ex
ecutive. The President bail performed
the duty incumbent on him by law. That
law was such that evasion would have
been a plain dereliction of duty.
The full Senate Committee on Appro
priations today decided to report an
amendment, to tbe sundry civil appropria
tion bill for $inuMo,oon certificates of in
debtedness of the denomination of $20, to
run for two years and draw .'! per cent in
terest and be good only tor tho purpose of
supplying the Treasury deficiency. The
bill win be an amendment and was re
ported late in the day.
The law made it necessary to maintain
a parity between metals by redeeming in
either. No sooner had Congress assembled
than ihe President appealed to Con
gress concerning the financial condi
tions. A bill was formed on the lines
suggested in that message, and the House
saw tit. to reject it. Again the President
applied tin Congress. Gray rend from the
President;'s message urging patriot it aud
unparttsacD action t<> mccl the emergency.
**D©es tlse Senator think," interjected
Stewart. "V-he President has re-established
confidence nn affn'rs hy hiring tiie assist
ance of a foreign syndicate V '
Gray said he would fully consider that
point later, proceeding with the Presi
dent's message? the Senator read !t specific
statement that the law did not provide for
bonds pa.va.ble in gold. At that time
Lodge had npt complained ol the condi
tions clearly pet forth by the President,
but had waitfed until now to present a
scathing denunciation, ' 1 Having pre
sented the situation to both branches of
< ougress iv ajppeals almost pathetic in
their earnestness, saiil Gray, "the
['resident was left ilone to struggle with
the condition and meet it." The Sena
tor told of the tJremendous drains of gold
from the treasury, running up to $7,000,
--000 in one week;, shortly before the con
tract was made. From December Ist to
1 lie time of the contract $17,000,000 was
withdrawn and only half exported, show
ing the other ha,lf was hoarded at. home.
Quick action wins necessary to prevent the
country going Xo a silver basis. There
was no time to ayivcrtise for bids for gold.
"Has the Senator lost sight ot" the
fact," asked Mr, 'Woleott, "that the Sec
retary of the Treasury has reported to us
he had used $105,000,000 or more gold for
current expenses'?"
This did not divert Mr. Gray from his
linei of argument as to the gold with
drawals for export and for hoarding it at
at home.
" night here I want to ask," said Mr.
Peffer, ' is there any law which compels
the Secretary <rf the Treasury to pay
demand notes in gold instead of in sil
"[ have not saitd there was any such
law," replseri Mr. Gray, "I know of no
such law. But thte obligation to main
tain the parity between the metals makes
it absolutely incumbent to treat these
metals equally.* 1
Mr. Hill rose at this point to say that
ho question ol* Mr. Woleott should not go
unanswered. The Secretary of the Treas
ury had not reported to the Senate, said
Mr. Hill, that he had used $100,000,000 for
current expenses.
Mr. Teller wanted to read the Secre
tary's report, but Mr. Gray would not
Air. Gray then urged the support of the
Hill resolution for paying in the best
money in use.
Mr. Hoar, Republican, ol Massachu
setts, asked if it was decent that, the con
tract had been made so as to bring into
question the good faith of the Govern
Mr. Gray vigorously resented the word
'"decent" as a part of this line of attack
on the President.
Mr. Hoar modified the query so as to
to ask him whether it was "reasonable
that this course shall be taken,
Mr. Gray declared that the real attacks
on the credit of the country were not from
the President, but from Senators who pro
claimed their criticisms to the world.
Mr. Gray closed with much vigor.
"We have been dumb during this grave
emergency." said he. "We have left the
President to light, this battle alone for the
credit and honor of the United states, and
the people Ol this country will not forget
that the American Congress deserted the
President in the hour of trial."
Mr. Sherman (Rep,, Ohio) said: "The
real question is. shall this Government
pay itsobligation! iv gold or silver coin? 1
'I wish to point out," said Mr. Sher
man, "that i" ''very act, every loan,
every sale of bonds since 18H0, this Gov
ern men t has demanded gold, and now
arc we tv refute to pay these obligations
it the name coin we received tor them?
If this question is fairly presented and
understood by the people, no honest man
will My we should not pay in any other
co n r-lian that we received,
"To s.iy that such bonds, for which
::m I \va* receive I. should not be paid in
gpuld wait not honest*''
Ueterrin^to the rseajft bond contract,
Mr. Sherman Mkid :
I must say Ido not like to say it, for
I have the highest personal regard for the
integrity of the President and the Hecre
i ify ol the freasury. but f must say this
:i - l >'iMitra--t was most faulty for the
V "ted St itrs.'"
Mr. Sherman said the bond contract,
while improvident, would not ruin or
break the United States. If a reasonable
proposition had been made to our own
people, they would have found the gold
to pay for them. We have the men in
New York. Boston, Philadelphia and Chi
cago, who. being applied to, could con
vert such bonds into gold at their full
value. We have no need to look abroad.
Mr. Sherman closed by saying that In
had not intended personal criticism of
the President or the Secretary of the
Treasury. " They have made a bad bar
gain, that is all." said he, "but being a
bargain, we must live up to it."
The agricultural appropriation bill was
then passed, after which there was an
effort to get recognition from every side of
the chair. It was clearly a tight between
the silver bill, tho appropriation bills and
the pooling bill.
Mr. Jones of Arkansas, in charge of
the silver bill, succeeded in getting
first recognition and moved to take
up the silver bill. The effect of this, if
adopted, was to displace the bankruptcy
bill and all other measures and bring
the silver bill to the front for a struggle
j and a vote.
I Hale of Maine moved to adjourn. There
I was an aye and nay vote, the friends of
1 the silver bill voting against adjourn
The motion to adjourn was defeated hy
17 to 96, a signal victory for the silver
Gorman then made a move to get the
appropriation bills ahead of the silver bill.
He urged that the Indian appropriation
bill be taken up.
Call having made a motion to that
effect, Mr. Gorman cited the rule that a
motion to take up an appropriation bill
was specially privileged.
The diSCUieion was sharp nnd exciting,
showing the intense interesi felt by Sena
tors at the outcome. The Vice President
held the motion of Call to be in order.
Then an aye and nay vote was taken on his
motion to take up the Indian bill and thus
cut off the silver bill.
The motion was defeated, ayes 90; nays
'M\ and the silver men were again victor
The ayes aud nays were then taken on
the direct question of the taking up of the
silver bill according to Jones, motion and
the silver men gained their point, yeas
.'(0, nays 27. The vote was as follows:
Yeas—Allen, Bate. Berry. Blackburn,
Butler. Call, Cameron, Clark. Daniel. Du
bois. Hansbrough, Harris, Hunton, Jones
of Arkansas, Jones of Nevada, Kyle,
McLaurin, Mantle, Morgan, Peffer, Per
kins, Pettigrew, Pttgh, Squire, Stewart.
Teller. Turpie, - Yoorhees, Walsh and
Nays—Allison. Brice, Camden, Carey,
(■handler, Davis, Dixon. Frye. t.allinger,
George, Gibson, Gray, Hale, Hawley, Hill.
Hoar, McMillan. McPherson, Manderson,
Mitchell of Wisconsin, Palmer, Pascoe,
Plait. Proctor, Quay, Ransom, Vilas—-'".
Pairs, hrst named would have voted
yea—Mitchell of Oregon and Ald rich,
Blanchurd and Burrows, Cockrell and Cul
lom. Coke and Dolph, Faulkner and Big
gins, Gordon and Wilson of lowa, Roach
and Gorman, Irby and Morrill. Pritchard
and Lindsay, Martin and Lodge, Milbank
and Sherman.Wolcott and Murphy, Power
and Gaffery, Bhoup and Smith, Vest and
Mr. .Lines then asked that a time be
tixed for taking a vote. He said Senators
knew full well how they would vote and
there was no need of delay. He asked the
unanimous consent that the vote be fixed
for 2 o'clock, but Mr. Vilas objected.
"Then let's have a vote now," said Mr.
Butler and it looked as though the bill
might at once be put on its Anal passage.
But Mr. Hale suggested that many Sena
tors were absent.
"Then I give notice." said Mr. Jones,
"that I will keep the bill before the Sen
ate until a vote is secured before adjourn
ment. * 1
And with this final announcement Mr.
Jones moved to adjourn and at (J o'clock
the session came to a close.
Suspension D*y Results in Severs! Bills (let
ting Through
Washington, Feb. 18.—This was suspen
sion day in the House. Under the rule,
if a second was Ordered, any bill could be
placed upon its passage after thirty min
utes' debate.
A bill wus passed granting to the state
of Alabama for public uses tbe Mount
Vernon Barracks Military Reservation.
Tbe Speaker then recognized Mallory,
Democrat of Florida, to move the passage
of the bill to promote the efficiency of the
revenue cutter service under suspension of
the rules.
i'lark. Democrat ol Missouri, who led
the opposition to the bill on former occa
sions, made one of his characteristic, vig
orous speeches against it.
After some remarks by Mr.Covert i Item..
N. V.) in advocacy of. ami Mr. Cannon,
Republican of Illinois, ami Dockery
(I)em., Mo.) in antagonism of the bill,
the vote resulted 85 yeas to 86 nays. Two
thirds having failed to vote for the mo
tion, it stood detested.
Then on a viva voce was passed the hill
to equalize the pensions of Mexican
veterans and to make the pensions of all
Mexican veterans $12 per month under the
general law. Some 17,000 persons will be
benefited by the net and it would Involve
an additional charge on ihe treasury of
about $f,000,000,
Lynch, Democrat, of Wisconsin, from
the Committee on Indian Affairs, moved
the passage of a bill to authorize the con
struction of dams across tbe St. Louis and
Clooquet rivers in Minnesota, but alter
considers bis discussion it was lost.
The House then went into Committee of
the Whole and resumed consideration of
the naval appropriation bill.
Almost an hour was spent iv the dis
cussion of points of order, but the chair
man, O'Neill of Massachusetts, decided to
reserve his decision until tomorrow.
The committee rose and at 8:03 the
House adjourned until tomorrow at noon.
Ten days 1 loss of time on account oi
sickness and a doctor bill to pay, is any
thing but pleasant for a man of' a ramlly
to contemplate, whether he is a laborer,
mechanic, merchant or publisher, .lumes
(). .lone.-, publisher of tbe Leader, Mexia,
Texas, was sick in bed for ten days with
the grip during its prevalence a year or
two ago. Later in the season he' hail a
se. ond attack, lie says: "In tbe latter
cas.- 1 used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
willi considerable success, I think, onl'v
being in bed a little over two days. The
second attack I am satisfied would nave
been equally as bad as the lirst but for the
use of this remedy/ It should be borne
in mind that tiie grip is much tiie same
as a very severe cold anil requires pre
cisely the same treatment. When you
wish to cure a cold quickly nnd effectually
give this remedy a trial. 60 cent bottle's
lor sale by Off A Vaughn, fourth and
Spring; C. !'. Hoiuzrman, 222 North
Main, druggists.
Wall paper sc, 7!j.c per roll, -JM t!. Sprint.
Anniversary of the Birth of a
Great and Good Man
Elaborate Exercises Held By the People
of His Native Town
A Message From Qaeon Victoria in Remem -
brance of the Banker's nany Kind ard
Phitafithropicul Deeds
Peabody. Mass.. Feb. IS.—The celchra
I tion of the one hundredth anniversary of
the birthday of George Peabody, the cel
ebrated London hanker and philanthrop
ist, benefactor and memorable citizen,
occurred in this, his native town,
today. with appropriate ceremonies.
Tl was not. however, a strictly
local observance, for cablegrams from
Queen Victoria and the Duke of
Devonshire, chairman of the Peabody
donation fund, to which Mr. Peabody
contributed $'J,,VXMXX) f °r the establish
ment of homes for the deserving poor
of London, gave it a touch of inter
national character. The business part of
the town was appropriately decorated.
Karly in the day guests began to arrive,
and when the afternoon meeting was
Called to order distinguished citizens of
many sections of Massachusetts and else
where were present.
The forenoon exercises, in which about
1000 school children took part, were held
in the Peabody Institute, and addresses
were delivered by Rev. .f. W. Hudson of
the Unitarian church ami Rev, 0. S. But
ler of Georgetown.
In the afternoon exercises of a more
elaborate nature were held in the Town
Hall. Music and addresses comprised the
programme. Hon. Francis H. Applelon.
chairman of the celebration committee,
presided, aud opened the exercises with
an eloquent address. He was fol
lowed by Oelieral Walcott, the
orator of the day. Tbe celebration
closed with a banquet and ball iv the
town hall. In opening Ihe exercises Mr.
Appleton referred to the wide-spread in
fluence of the man in whose memory the
occasion was observed, and read the fol
lowing cablegrams received from Queen
Victoria and the ]>uke of Devonshire:
To the Century Committee. Peabody
Mass.: On this, the hundredth anniver
sary of the birth of (icorge Peabody, tbe
grateful remembrances of him and his
noble beneficent deeds of charity to this
country are fresh iv my heart and that of
my | pie. (.Signed): VICTORIA.
The committee replied as follows:
To Her Most Qractoua Majesty, Victoria,
Windsor Castle, Kngland:
Tbe committee desires to express on be
half of the town of Peabody its sineeie
thanks to the Queen of Kngland for the
honor conferrod upon it by Her Majesty's
gracious message upon the commemora
tion of the one hundredth anniversary of
the birth of George Peabody.
The committee is also in receipt of a
ablegratn from the Duke of Devonshire.
London, Feb. 18.—In connection with
the 100 th anniversary of the late George
Peabody, t lie trustees here of the fund
given by Mr. Peabody for
the erection of dwelling houses for
the working classes in Loudon report
that the total amount of the fund is now
I 41,114,000, Owing to the benefaction of
M. Peabody 11,300 houses are now occu
pied by 20,000 inmates. The average
rent of the rooms is 2s 2d per week. The
average weekly earnings of the head of
each family among the Inmates of the
rooms is 28a 6d.
The Queen and the Duke of Devonshire
have sent cable dispatches to the Mayor of
Peabody appreciative of the virtues of
Mr. Peabody.
About Eleven Thousand Dollars of
County Funds Missing
The Senatorial Dead-Lock Still On He Limit
of Consent of ninors Fixed at
Highteen Years
Boise. Idaho, Feb. 18.—-Expert exam
ination discloses thai fact t hat ex-Auditor
W. C. Wickcrsbam of Elmore county is
heavily short in his accounts; also ex-
Sheriff.l. D. Gray. The hitter's shortage
is about $1000, and the former's said to
reach $111,000. The Supreme Court today
rendered a decision Affirming tiie consti
tutionality of the law requiring water
companies to furnish water to cities for
lire purposes free of charge. The esse was
brought by ihe city of Boise. The court
also ordered an injunction issued restrain
ing the companies from shutting off the
water for fires.
There was one Sweet man absent today
and the vote for United States Senator re
sulted: Shotip, 20; Sweet, 18; Olsggett,
15. The indications now are that Slump
will be elected this week.
The Senate today passed a bill fixing
the age of consent at 18. The bill now
goes to tiie Governor.
Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 18.—A special to
the Tribune from Boise, Idaho, says:
Your correspondent is able
a well founded belief that Sctu
will be elected ill two or three
sibly on Wednesday. Unless a
or something unlooked for in
seems such a result is inevita
has again been made durir
forty-eight hours to induce tl
to vote for Sweet, but as fa'
tamable it has been fruitless.
A smatl Residence But
Last (veiling at 11 :S0 o'
started in the residence of ,1.
Meyer street. The fire del
telephoned for and they sue,
ing the adjoiningqroperty,
Kreuse house was a total lo:
age to the building will any
and the loss on the furuitui
to $lnu. No Insurance,
Telegrams lor Cue follow
at the Western tin ion Ti
corner Spring and First
Willougbbv. Hugh Crslg
8. I. Roberts.
No one in ordinary health
or gray if lie wilt follow S'
We advise cleanliness of tin
of Hall's Hair Kerievver.
Vht. Uerman Family loaf.
Wall japer at Eckstrom's,
Annual Convention of the
Cyclists in New York
Asbury Park Captured the Next Meeting
After a Struggle
Reports of Many Committees-Statistics of
Cydlftj Read—Schedule of Hntraece
Fees Fixed
New York, fab, IS.—The annua! con
vention of the League of America Wheel
men began tim morning at the Grand
Onion Hotel, this city, with an attend
ance of bicycle enthusiast* from all the
states from Maine to California. The pri
mary object of the convention is to dis-
CUtl several important changes in the
laws of the league ami the selection of a
place for the next annual meet. It i«
probable that the queition of whether or
not the color line will he ilrnwn ill the
league will come up during the present
session and there is also likely to be a
light as to where the next annual meeting
of the league shall be held. There are two
parties, Boston and Ashury Park, and
both maintain that It would tie host for
the league to hold its meets on their re
spective tracks. The Bostonlani < tend
that their Walt-hum track is the best in
the world, with better accommodations
than any other track in the country, and
the Ashury Park people say that the
track there is just as good and much
easier of access.
The roll was called this morning at
10:40, after which the committee on cre
dentials Hied iis report,
President Luscombe presented his an
nual report, in which be advised the hold
ing of two conventions yearly ; one In the
tall and one in the early spring, one in
ihe feast and the other in the West, as a
convenience to the league members living
at the extremes ol the country.
The report of the secretary shows that
tbe membership of the L. a. \v. has de
creased from 261 local leagues to 180.
There are OHO lady members of the league,
the greater number being iv Massachu
setts, 250. The treasurer's report showed
|94S In the treasury and outstanding debts
amount ing to $,>IBO.
Delegate liott, of Maryland, of tiie
transportation committee, read a report
dative to the transportation ot wheels by
railroads, and iv speaking of their loss by
theft, advocated the establishment of an
officer whose duties should be to notify all
baggagemasters on the various roads and
also the repair shops to look out tor stolen
bicycles, and offering a reward for recov
ery, lie estimated the annual cost of such
an officer to be aiiiOO.
Then Delegate Howard Raymond of the
racing board submitted his report. He
said that 280 in Glass H had been declared
this season. There were 2:12 suspended
during the season forvarious offenses, and
1808 race meeis were sand toned during the
year, lie suggested that meetings should
be hehl between the months of May and
September. Ha also recommended tha
no intermediate records be allowed, that
a rider must go for each distance record
separately. He also recommended that
tbe alliance between the Canadian League
and the L. A. W. be continued and also
that between the A. A. V, and 1.. A. W.,
aud also ihe retention of membership in
the International League. He advocated
the assessment of league clubs for sanc
tions for meets as follows:
National meet $10 and other meets 16.
He recommends the appointment of offi
cial referees for the national circuits and
to take the limit for trial beats. Dele
gate Sterling Elliott of Boston, of the
Quod Roads Publishing Company, sub
mitted bis report, it states that the net
receipts for ten months for subscriptions,
etc., amounted to 1860. After this report
a recess was taken.
At the afternoon session the report of
the auditing committee was submitted.
The report condemned the manner in
which the gazette of the league is con
ducted and objected to the president and
secretary paying their expenses out of tbe
money they may have in their possession,
claiming thai the laxity of the business
methods have caused a loss of 12000 to the
league during tbe last year.
The annual election of officers resulted
as follows:
President, A. C. Wilson of Maryland.
First. Vice-President, George A. Perkins
of Massachusetts.
Second Vice-President, A. C. Morrison
of Milwaukee.
Treasurer, A. E. Mergenthaler of Ohio,
Auditing Committee, .1. F. Adams of
Massachusetts, John Van Nort of Penn
sylvania, and George D. Prout of Penn
Under the order of new business the
meeting question was taken up, ami the
debate was limited to forty-live minutes.
The vote resulted: Boston, OS; Asbury
Park. 81.
This matter being disposed of, Delegate
JacqUith, who bad moved to strike out
the word "white from article Hi. sec
tion 1 at the constitution, withdrew his
motion, and the color question, which
was expected to cause some bitter discus
sion, was left to tho future.
Delegate Elliott's motion to change the
constitution iv the following way was
Id to Article I, .Section 2, of the
[tion the words "and to promote
.ulate cycle racing on the track"
w section was added to Article 111
c institution. It reads:
ion 5. The statutes of every con
subdivision and division shall be
Dually on the first day of October
dl be based on the membership
■ d on the books of the league on
V ' lay."
hange Article 111, Section 1 of the
LtUtlon. It relates to admission to
bership, and provides that a osndl
shall be considered elected when cu
■d by two league members. He
ed to add the words "or persons in
-ted in the objects of the league." It
amended to read, "two league nieni
a or three reputable persons."
Relative to annual dues In Article 111,
tion t, Elliott's motion to substitute
ne dollar for "the sum fixed by the
nstltstion" was adopted.
.Section V, Article 8, was changed to
ad "applicant is enrolled as a league
lember," instead of "application is pub
shed in the official organ.''
The then adjourned unti
:30 p. vi.
President Williston occupied the chai*T
lit the evening session. Sections six and
seven of article three of the constitution
I were stricken out on Mr. Elliott's motion
and in their stead was adopted the fol
A tnemher may renew his membership
at any time within sixty days from the
the dale of its expiration by the payment
of his dues. .Beyond the sixty days lie
■hall pay in addition to the annual dues
| of $1 the sum of 111 cents for every month
or fraction of a month that he is in ar
rears. - - -
[ The resolution was subsequently amend
ed by the adoption of the following:
The provision of this section shall ap
ply to all membership! that have expired
for a period of not longer than two years.
Mr. Raymond offered a motion to
amend section 0 of article ;t, as follows:
Class A rules, clause X —In this class no
prize sbyill exceed |Q0 iv value, and such
prizes shall be limited to medals, diplo
mas, plate, jewelry and cycle sundries
only; and also section 9, article 3, class A
rales, clause (i, striking out '"nor shall
the business of a cycle manufacturer and
bona tide agent, as such, be considered in
determination of their amateur status"
and substitute "hut racing men in the
employ of cycling establismcnts may be
transferred to clubs. " etc.
They were both laid over.
The convention then adjourned until
The Territory People Wide Awake to
Their Interests
How the Ten Thousand Dollar Subsidy Has
Been Apportioned Among the
Various Counties
Tucson* Feb. I*.—Give Tucson a rail
road up the fertile Santa Crus, a highway
to the Mexican trade of Sonora and to
Guaymas for a portof entry, and site will
be tbe metropolis oi Arizona, and as much
cultivated laud will be tributary to our
olty as Phoenix enjoys today. Our water
in botli the Santa Crux and RillitO is
practically unlimited, and what Maish &
Oris.-oil and the Allisons have accom
plished in the way of water redemption
can be . made one succession of magnifi
cent successes from Tucson to I'alahasas.
and for twenty miles below our city. We
are bound to have these results in the
end. but our citizens can do much to
hurry them Up, says the Arizona Dally
Tucson, Feb. 18.—The 110,000 wanted of
the citizens of Maricopa, Pinal and Pima
counties, For tin- survey of the north and
south toad to Nogales. is not for the $10,
--000 itself so much as the fulfillment ot
promises made by Mr. Murphy to bis cap
The $10,000 is the merest bagatelle to |
the amount to be expected, The sum for j
the survey lias been assured. On tbe
strength ol this Mr. Murphy told his cap
italists that the survey would be made for
them, thai they might have the right of
way and line in readiness for their work.
The road then could be nut through with ,
promptness and'dispatcu.
The capitalists will he here shortly !
on the completion of the road to Phoenix.
What Mr. Murphy desires is to have the
surveys ready to hand over to t hern,
ready for the furthering of the road to
Calaoasas. This be wants as a conserva
tive business man, to make the showing
as favorable as possible. That done the
railroad may confidently be expected to
go through.
That they mean business is already
demonstrated. 1 iovernor Murphy says
that In addition to the rails to Pho'iiix
thirty more miles at the favorable figures
Obtained were ordered, conditional on the j
road going forward as was then expected,
in view of the promises made by the peo
ple along the line of the proposed road.
Now it IS ce/tain thai the company does
hot want to build thirty miles out in the
desert and then stop.
Governor Murphy further smvs that the
subscription! may be considered a good
gamble, if nothing more. The surveys
will be made by the company's engineers";
and it is not likely that, one under way,
they will stop with a single line. The
superior route will ttß wanted. The cost
of these will be two or three times the
910,000. Even though the road were not
to be built the right of way and surveys
would be the property <>f subscribers, and
not of the railroad company; This they
would have for the road when it. would
come—for that a railroad is bound event
ually to come to Tucson from tbe north is
as certain as day and night; as has been
said many times, Plnenix is no place to
build a railroad and then stop.
The people of Florence are very anxious
that the railroad should be built; it would
be the salvation of their country, opening
its products of agriculture and giving it a
market easily accessible with the outside j
world. They further have great wealth of
mines in the districts about there, and the
shipping of ore, now impracticable owing
to the cost of balding would then be a
paying and large source of income.
The subscriptions of the $10,000 may be
apportioned us follows:
Nognles $ HOI)
Tucson 3,150
FtorSttOS aud Pinal county points "2.500
Mew 1,250
lempe 1(9)0
I'hoetilx I,'JftO
Total $10,000
Business College Boys on Mount Wilson
A delightful excursion was made yes
terday by a number of students from the
Los Angeles Business College to Mount
Wilson. A. number left Friday noon, but
the main body left the day following.
There was plenty of snow on the peak,
especially on the north side, where it cov
ered the entire surface. This was the de- j
light of the party, aud snowballing was
participated in by all present.
Saturday night was very windy, and
possibly disagreeable, at least it
was so to three boys about 12
or 18 years of age 'who came to
the peak without food or blankets.became
exhausted and were overtaken by night.
Fortunately for the lads the college buys
took them in camp aud fed them.
On Sunday the last of the merry crowd
descended and took trains for the city.
Among those Who were there were Pro
fessor Carlson. Messrs. Leans, Buntaine.
Terpen n ing. Baton, Apablasa. Howard,
Dutttll, Simmons, Kefl'er, Long, Bushop,
Vogel, Dakin. Luden and others.
A Brooklyn merchant says he keeps his i
office cool with an electric fan which is
operated by the waste electricity from the
trolley railway in the street. One of the
wires is attached to the gas, the other to
the water pipe connecting with the street
mains, and ihese are charged with the j
''grounded" electricity from the rails of
the trolley road.
It Will Pay you to lake Hood's Satsaparilla j
WlUi pure blood you need not fear the grip- |
diphtheria or fevers Hood's Sarsaparilla will i
make you strong and healthy.
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable, carefully
prepared from tho best ingredients, lioe.
To t He people who AM suffering from rupture
Pro,'. Joseph Kan dry, formerly of Berlin, tier
many, now of Santa Barbara.is practical rup
lure Hp*>cialisl and truss manufacturer. In
formation free whereby you can re-come cured
Those hfcviiig tried a" Kinds of patent trusses
ami found no relit*!, also have ffivtn up all
hope, to thrte peopls I Am calling ihc'.r aiten
(fen "ml aty.NJtot.jr Mir, titer* to oeud me tboir
!( 'Tl F l-l.
The Narrow Escape of Seven
Heroic Work of Captain Fontaine With
a Boat
A Squall Drote the Ice Floe With Its Human
Freight Out Into the Lake and the Un.
fortunates Narrowly Escape
Chicago, Feb. 18. Seven reckless skat
ers were face to face with dcuth in the
treacherous, waters of Lake Michigan, and
but for the presence of mind of Captain
Prank Fontaine, of the Fnited States life
saving station, would have gone to the
bottom of the hike.
The seven youths, none of whom wer»
more than l!l years of age. with about
fifty other men and boys and several
girls, were skating on the ice hack of
the Government breakwater, about two
miles from shore, when a huge section of
ice about four hundred feet broad broke
away from the main Held, forming a floe
almost square 111 shape. On this raft of
ice were the seven skaters. Almost be
fore the boys realized what bud happened
tbe gup between the solid ice and the floe
Widened to about fifty feel and was reced
ing further and further, blown by the
fury of tlie wind at a speed of one hun
dred feet a minute.
Captain.Fontaine Jumped into his host
anil ut once rowed out to the edge of the
floe, which was fully 900 feet away from
the pier when he reached it. To add to
the horror of the situation several tierce
gusts of wind, together with the rocking
of the water, began to crack the floe, and
by the time the captain was at the nearest
edge the huge square had split into a dozen
or more pieces and each second the pieces
were growing smaller and more dangerous
as footholds to the skaters, who were
now thoroughly frightened and begun
yelling lustily for help. Rowing his boat
broadside on along the nearest, section of
the floating ice on which were three boys.
Fontaine shouted to them to skate as
•close as they could, one at v time, and
then leap into the boat. In this wuy ihe
skaters were rescued, one by one; not,
however, until some of them had been
drenched in the icy water and all had
been thoroughly frightened.
A Serious Report About Lieutenant
Governor Millard
A Rumor That He lias Suffered a Stroke ot
Paralysis, but No Canfirmation
of the Report
There is reason to fear that the cheering
bulletins from Indio, iv regard to Lieu
tenant-Governor Millard "s health, have
■ been misleading to a certain extent. A
gentlemenon yesterday stated to a Herald
representative that he had just seen a
cousin of Mr. Millard who was direct from y
[ndio, ami that the relative, instead of
J verilying the reports or bulletins, said
| that Millard was a man who could never
j get well.
He said that the Lieutenant-Governor
i bar! suffered from a stroke of paralysis,
aud that his right leg was entirely use
less, so much so that he was unable to
stand alone, much less walk about. He
added that while there was a marked im
provement Ln the general health of the
patient, the physicians agreed that the
paralysis was not locul.
A denial or confirmation of the report <
by telegraph was sought, but without suc
cess, no answer being sent to repeated
messages. Superintendent Muir's office,
which receives daily bulletins as to Mil*
lard'> condition, was no more successful
in regard t<> confirming or denying the
rumor. It is to he hoped that tne state- -
ment is only a rumor, but the source of
it leads to grave apprehensions.
A Orest Day's Sport at th* Bay District
Ran Francisco, Fell. 18.—The racing wag
over the regular course today aud live
favorites won.
First race, six furlongs—N'orlilieh won,
J. 0. C. second; Al Broeck tblrd; time,
1:19 3-4.
Second race, six furlongs—Dick Behan
won. Miss Buckley second, Eckert third;
time, 1:17 3-1.
Third race, live furlongs—Motor won,
Ferrier second, Bernardo thirl; time,
1108 1-2.
Fourth race, five furlongs, selling—
Clara White won, Mutineer second, Claud
ius third ; time, 1:12.
Fifth race, one mile, selling—Volt won,
Whitestone second, 800/.c third; time,
At New Orleans
New Orleans, Feb, is. — five furlongs—
lied Veil won, Bear Guard second, liabbi
third; time, 1:12.
Three furlongs—Uncle Lew won, Arse
nic second, Leaseman third; time, 41 1-2,
Six furlongs—Dave Pulsifer won, La
Grande second: time, 1:21 1-1.
San Francisco Race Entries
The following are the entries and
weight- for the San i'rnueisco races today
as furnished by the Los Angeles Turf
( lull. 212 Boitth Spring street., Duke,
Blacß & Co.. proprietors, where a book is
made daily on the above events:
First race, nve-eiuhihs mile, selling—St.
Jacob 04. i.odl tol, Harry Kurd lOi sisals
June 101, Hadic W. lOi. Emma Mack 107,
Ravine 100, Urcen River 100, Lark 109, Ed.
Stanley UIB, Cavdor 102, Yargnderc 92, Llziit
Hampton (colt) 101.
Second race, three fourths mile, selling —
Catalugue ( a clieni 100, commission
(Imp.) l'W, Terra Nova 8(t, Meplglit 107,
Ruder XOti, Rogation Repeater J»2, Faro
1011. liliss M. Model Jit/, Lrmghmoie lu4,
Idaho rlref.lOrl, Nebuehadnezar 87
Third race three four lis mile selling-riotd
DUSt -4, Hligo 137, Three Forks 124, Jo Cot
ton 127, Johnny Payne 1 ;7, Han I.ncas, 112,
Aid 1' 121, boon It B. 122, Booze 132, Duchess
of Milpitas llii, Maj. Ban )3n.
Fourth raie, one and a half miles, htirdls
race • Wild Oats 133, Bell Ringer 135, Relam
pago 124, Bassania 138, Goodbye 138, Mesleer
ISO, Nipper 136, SSampost 131.
Fifth race three fourths mile - t'onde HO,
Maj. McLaughlin UP, Duke Stevens 114. RUa
107. Robin Hood (No. 2 11), Modes'o tOl,
Wan-ago, 102, Sedalla 10?.
"letropollton Tuii Exchange
The Metropolitan Turf Commission
Room. Commissions taken nn San Fran
cisco and eastern races by wire. Pools
sold on sporting events.
Durkee A Fitzgerald,
196 West Second street.
1 v ,
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awn <t>il Gold Medal Midwinter Pair. S«n Francises.

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