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A Fever of Rumor Sweeps Over
the Islands
Vessels Refused to Take on Board Men
Ordered Deported
miliary Trials Still In Progress—A Very
Uneasy Condition of Affairs
Exlsts-End Not Yet
Honolulu. Feb. 7, via San Francisco,
Feb. 23.—A more contagious fever of
rumor news never struck this community
than that which swept over the town pre
vious to fie departure of the Mariposa.
The story, as it passed from mouth to
mouth, was rather feasible and ran some
thing like the following:
The government had deport
some ten prisoners, among them being
Widemann, Greig and Marshall. The
presence of Judge Widemann on the
wharf with a hand satchel and a guitar
added credence to the Widemann part of
the story. The Government was prepared
to carry out its pluns, when Minister
Willis protested against men convicted of
political crimes being put on hoard a ves
sel flying the American Hag. Further
more, the recent immigration laws of the
United States would not allow any such
men to enter the country. In pursuance
with this idea, Consul Mills had held the
clearance papers of the vessel until assur
ance was received that no attempt would
be male to put these men on board.
President Dole and Ministers King and
Smith were on the steamer and got to
gether in the Captain's cabin. There
they were rumored to have come to a de
lusion that they had better let the matter
lay over to some more auspicious season.
When asked regarding the alleged de
parture, Attorney-General Smith said:
"I can't see how such a thing got started.
We have not thought of such a thing as
deporting any men who have been before
the court. I think we have more use for
Greig and Widemann here than in the
United States. There is no foundation
whatever for the rumor."
When Minister Willis was asked whether
he had received any notice of an in
tended deportation of prisoners, he re
plied: "No; I was informed quite to the
contrary. I did not enter any protest or
make any request to hold the steamer. In
fact, have not filed the protest consequent
to the deporting affair last Saturday. It is
farthest from my purpose or desire to take
any action which would tend to embarrass
this Government. I have the most friendly
feelings towards the officials. I know
they are pressed with many difficult ques
tions, and are using their best judgment
in the solution of the problems. Of course,
it is my duty to look after the interests of
American citizens, but I most certainly
have no intention of making any unnec
essary trouble for the representatives of
the Government in so doing. I had no
information that a deportation was in
From all accounts it was very fortunate
for the peace of the community that no
attempt was made to send the three
young men out of the country. Armed
men belonging to the Citizens' Guard and
other officers were on the wharf to pre
vent the deportation of either Greig,
Widemann or Marshall.
The Government caused the arrest of
881 persons since the riot of January. Of
that number ninety-four have been tried
before the military court. Sentences in
but twenty-four eases have bren made
public—twenty-three natives charged with
treason, and V. V. Ashford, charged
with misprision of treason. Fifty-tive
men have been released by the authori
ties; the military court acquitted two.
Three men, Cranstoun, Johnstone and
Mueller were deported.
The following persons have been al
lowed their liberty with the understand
ing that they will leave the country with
in a reasonable space of time: John
Kadin, Fred Harrison, F. H. Kedward,
L. J. Levey, Arthur White, G. L. Rit
man, J. C. White, P. J. Camorinos, M. 0.
Bailey, A. McDowell, J. Curianne, Fred
Wundenberg and James Brown.
The latter have signed an agreement
that they will not return to this country
until granted permission by the Govern
ment. The chances are that they will
not be allowed to place their feet on
Hawaiian soil again.
Several of the men have seen British
Commissioner Hawcs; he gave them to
understand that he would not interfere in
their behalf as they admitted their guilt
when they signed fhe agreement.
V. V. Ashford was turned over to the
marshal on the 15th inst. He was tried on
a charge of misprision of treason anil
found guilty. He has been sentenced to
one year in jail and to pay a line ot $1,000.
Ashford came to Honolulu about 1884 and
has been a practicing attorney since that
time and until recently in partnership
with his brother, C. W. Ashford. He was
banished several years ago tor conspiracy
against the monarchy.
Twenty-three natives have been sen
tenced on a charge of treason. The sen
tences vary from five to ten years. In
each case a tine of $5000 was imposed but
was remitted by President Dole.
The military court is still sitting and its
work drags aloig slowly. About two hun
dred eases are j yt to be tried.
I'rince David nas been tried and found
guilty. His sentence has not been made
jiublic as yet.
It is understood that the Queen will be
given live years for the part she has taken
in the trouble. In all probability she will
be allowed to leave the country without
serving the sentence, if she so desires.
Twenty-four natives have received sen
tences of imprisonment ranging from live
to eight years.
The degrees of punishment meted out
to the conspirators found instant favor
among the people generally, though some
were of the opinion that liipikaneat least
should have been summarily dealt with,
he having received but ten years,
The Hawaiiaus have commenced to
work in earnest for annexation. Th«y
have been informed that all political pris
oners will be freed in event of closer rela
tions with the United States.
Martial law is still in force. In all
probability the hours will be extended
until 11:30 at night, so as not to interfere
with social functions.
A strong right is being made to save the
neck of W. H. Rickard, one of the con
demned men. He is a member of the
Masonic order. That body has interested
itself in his behalf. The Government is
very reticent regarding the date set for
the executions to take place.
Since the overthrow of the monarchy
the American League has been a power,
but events of the past two weeks have
proved that its prestige has gone. Its
president, Timothy Murray, is now sus
pected, and a watch is kept on his move
ments. Murray and Attorney-General
Smith had some trouble at the police sta
tion, and for a few moments it looked as
though Murray would be placed in jail.
He denies that he is disloyal to this Gov
ernmedt and has sent a protest t i Presi
dent Bole. The league holds secret meet
ings, but it is understood the authorities
will put a stop to that practice.
The opera house was completely de
stroyed by fire on the 12th Inst. It was
owned by John I). Spreckels and William
G. Irwin. They carried $12,0i>0 insurance.
The different military companies have
passed resolutions requesting • the dis
charge of all Government employees
whose loyalty can be questioned. It
is not thought that their request will re
ceive much attention. In that event it is
just possible that the men may resign in
a body. There is much talk of internal
dissensions, which leads the friends of
Princess Kaiulani to hope that she will
some day be placed on the throne. It is
a remote possibility, however.
In regard to the dispatch sent by Secre
tary Gresham to Minister Willis, about
demanding a delay of execution, Attor
ney-General Smith stated this morning
that the Government had no intention of
executing the condemned men until the
military court concluded its labors and
every fact bearing on the case was
brought out.
Mr. Smith would not state what the atti
tude of his Government would be in case
Willis made a demand. He intimated,
however, that nothing would be done un
til the United States Government was in
possession of the facts in each case. The
Attorney-General stated that the Queen
has been found guilty, but her sentence
was not approved, as yet, by President
Dole. According to the Attorney-General
she will not be sent out of the country.
The latest sentence approved by the
President is that of John Bowlers. He is
given live years and fined $5000 on a charge
of misprision of treason.
The steamer Australia, leaving here on
the 23d instant, will carry away a number
of men who took part in the rebellion and
who are leaving on their own qpcord t
sooner than stand trial.
W. H. Cornwall Is fo Return to the
Hawaiian Islands
Ex-Member of the Queen's Cabinet Says il
ls Not Guilty of Trea.son--An Estate
in Jeopardy
San Francisco, Feb. 28.—William H.
Cornwall, the Hawaiian Royalist and ex
member of ex-Queen Llliokalani'e Cabi
net, and who has been charged with trea
son against the Republic of Hawaii, lias
decided to return to Honolulu anil
face his accusers. Cornwall is
Supposed to have come to Amer
ica to aid the revolutionist- in procuring
arms. By returning ho hopes to establish
his innocence and save his valuable estate
from confiscation. He has engaged pass
age on the steamer Mariposa, which sails
next week.
A Famous Horseman Somewhat Nervous Over
an Expected Event
San Francisco, Feb. 23.— W. 08. Mc-
Donough, who paid $150,000 for the stal
lion Ormonde, was a little nervous today.
The arrival of a colt by Ormonde is daily
expected and a matter of $25,000 hangs
upon the sex of the youngster. Some
time ago McDonough made a contract
with the Stanford estate whereby Or
monde was to he bred to some of the Palo
Alto mares. The lillies are to go to Mrs.
Stanford and McDonough is to keep the
colts. Fairy ltoss, the famous Palo Alto
brood mare, is in foal to Ormonde and
if the offspring is a male it will be worth
$25,000 to McDonough the moment it is
born. He has already been offered that
amount for it, but to him such a colt
would be priceless, and no amount of
money would buy it. If it is a Ally then
Mrs. Stanford will be the owner of the
best-bred youngster in the world. This
colt or lilly will be the first of Ormonde's
get in California this year and as there
are only six mares in foal to him his pro
geny will be high priced.
The Ounboat Yorktown Takes Nineteen People
Out of Danger
Washington, Feb. 23.—Secretary Herbert
has received a cablegram from Admiral
Carpenter, commanding the Asiatic
squadron, saying that the gunboat York
town returned to Chee Foo yesterday with
missionaries who had been rescued from
places of danger. The flagship Baltimore
and Charleston are also at Chee Foo.
State Supreme Court Renders an Important
San Francisco, Feb, 23.—The state
Supreme Court rendered a decision this
afternoon, holding that bounties for coy
ote scalps cannot be paid out of the gen
eral fund until the Legi»'»*ure shall have
set aside a specific amount frcr- which
such claims may be paid. The Court
holds that the original law, having failed
to set aside a specitic amount, did not
constitute an appropriation.
Couldn' Stand Prosperity
Carson, Nev., Feb. 23. — Alexander
Mahen, who won $15,000 in a lottery a
year ago, was found dead in bed tonight.
He had been drinking heavily and death
resulted from apoplexy.
Oregon Will Be Represented by
a Brand New Senator
Corporations at Washington Lose a
Warm Friend
The Battle for Senator Was Fought to a
Finish and Ended With the Close
of the Session
Salem, Ore., Feb. 23.—George W. Mc-
Bride, ex-Secretary of State, was elected
tonight on the thirtieth ballot United
States Senator to succeed J. N. Dolph.
Karly this evening the senatorial situa
tion was in a worse muddle than ever.
The joint session reassembled at 7:40
o'clock, and the struggle was on again
until Mcliride was chosen. Dolph held
his thirty-six votes solid, but there was
little hope of his election. Any one of a
dozen candidates were possibilities, but
nobody cared to say who the man would
The eight ballots taken today gave no
indication of the final result. The oppo
sition were apparently solid and reasserted
that they stood ready to end the dead
lock. They qualified their former asser
tion, however, about voting for any one
the Dolph men may name.
At the beginning of the twenty-third
ballot, Cleston of Columbia county, as a
Dolpii man, arose and presented the name
of Mr. Mcßride.
The immense throng in attendance im
mediately broke loose, and cheer after
cheer was given for Mcßride. As the roll
call progressed it became evident that Mc-
Bride would be elected. When he re
ceived the forty-fifth vote, which was
necessary to an election, bedlam broke
loose. All the Republicans then began to
change their votes and when the call was
completed, at 11:45 p. m., Mcßride had
received the full Republican strength of
72 votes. A committee was appointed to
escort Mr. Mcßride before the join as
sembly. A few minutes later he made
his appearance. He made v brief speech,
thanking the Legislature for his election.
It was a narrow escape from a dead
lock, for had the election been delayed
fifteen minutes longer the time for ad
journment sine die would never have ar
Mr. Mcßride has never been identified
with either the silver or anti-silver ele
ment, nor has he ever been ma position
where he has been obliged to make a
fecordi Inasmuch as he was elected by
Mr. Dolph's supporters, however, it is
reasonable lo suppose that he will not
ally himself with free coinage prople.
George W. Mcltiidc, Scnator-et ct, is 41
years of age, a native sou of Oregon and a
lawyer by profession. He has served in
the state Legislature and held the office of
Secretary of Stat ■ for eight years, going
out of otlice last June.
No Choice in Idaho Yet.
Boise City, Ida., Feb. 23. —There was
one member absent in the joint session
today and the vote for United States Sen
ator was: Shoup 20, Sweet IS, Claggett 15.
The mint report of gold, silver and lead
for Mil shows a total $0,704,080. The same
report gave $8,684,217 for
An Oakland Grand Jury After the County
Oakland, Cal., Feb. 23.—The Grand Jury
report today severely scores the County
Supervisors, for unbusinesslike methods,
and says they have let contracts practij
cally without competition. One bridge
costing $000;), was built upon a mere ver
bal contract. One supervisor sold a lot
of old material for $50 which afterwards
sold again for ten times that amount.
Several supervisors were called upon to
refund mileage fees illegally collected,
and did so.
Blankets have been furnished to the
County Hospital which fell to pieces as
soon as they were used. Tea was bought
at 20 cents a pound which is worth only
4 cents. it is recommended that the
present contractors for supplies be not
allowed to bid any more. The county is
being robbed by justices and constables,
who arrest tramps merely to get the fees.
The condition of the Oakland City Jail
is denominated a disgrace. Justice Shaw,
of Berkeley, is accused of keeping a shot
gun taken from a hunter who was arrested
for violation of the law.
A Federal Grand Jury Investigating the
Pass Business
The Giving of Free Tickets to a San Francisco
Politician Being Looked
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The federal
grand jury sitting in this city today took
up the case of 0. P. Huntington who. is
accused of having violated the Interstate
Commerce law in giving a free pass to
Frank M. Stone, a local politician, J. T.
Roberts, Coast leader of the A. R. U.,
and Attorney Monteith, the union's legal
representative, were before the jury today.
Arrangements tor the Burial Completed—The
Washington, Feb. 23.-i-The arrangements
for the funeral of the late Frederick
Douglass have been practically completed
and it will be a notable demonstration of
li." respect and esteem felt for the man.
Early Monday morning the remains will
be removed from the Douglass residence
in Anacosta to the Metropolitan A. M. E.
Church in this city. There the remains
will lie in state from 9 a. m. till 2 p. in.
The services will be conducted by the pas
tor of the church, Rev. J. G. Jenifer, as
sisted by other clergymen.
The list of honorary pall-bearers is as
follows: B. K. Bruce, W. H. "Wormley,
J. R. Lynch, John F. Cook, Prof. E. F.
Messner. E. F. Hinchbak, Capt. Pitcher,
Representative * George Murphy, Dr.
Purvis and L. C. Bailey.
The active pall-bearers will be composed
of negro letter-carriers of the District.
The remains will be sent to Rochester, N.
V., Monday. The colored people of the
District of Columbia are providing various
forms of manifestations of respect. The
colored public schools have been closed.
Part of a Cargo of Valuable Coffee Damaged
at Sea
San Francisco, Feb. 23.—The cargo of
the steamship City of Sydney has been
discharged, and it was found that nearly
700 sacks of the highest grade of coffee
had been ruined by water in the hold of
the steamer. The coffee beans were rot
ten and unfit for use. The damage will
amount to about .f12,000. The coffee was
taken on board at one of the Central
American ports, and owing to the fact
that the ship was held in quarantine it
was kept in the hold fourteen days longer
than usual. The sounding rod in the well
pipe of the steamer had been broken off,
whether maliciously or not is not known,
and the officers of the ship were ignorant
as to the amount of water in the hold.
The Brutal Wife Murderer lust Die on
the Gallows
San Francisco, Feb. 23. —In the Super
ior Court today Patrick Collins, a steam
ship engineer, who brutally murdered hts
dissolute wife nearly two years ago, was
sentenced to he hanged at San Quentin
prison on May 3d. The woman was a
dive waitress, who married Collins,
squandered all the money he had saved
and then deserted him. He waylaid her
on the street at 3 o'clock in the morning
and literally cut her to pieces. Collins
this morning requested the court to
hang him as soon as possible. He sug
gested April 13th.
Suit of Foreclosure Against the Union
Pacific Knocked Out
Denver, Feb. 23.—Judge Kiner of the
United States Circuit Court has denied
the petition of Ex-Governor fohn Evans
for leave to intervene in the foreclosure
suit brought by the American
Loan and Trust Company against
the Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf rail
road. This suit involves the foreclosure of
about 116,000,000 on the gulf line, and ex-
Governor Evans, in his petition, attacked
the validity of these bonds.
Indian Department Claims
Washington, Feb. 23.— Senator Dubois
today gave notice of an amendment, to
the general deficiency hill for the appro*
priatioh of $400,030 to pay judgments of
the Court of Claims in the Indian depre
dation claims.
Miss Gould Will Be Crowned by a
Tiara of Diamonds
The Gems Will Be of the Host Magnificent
Character -The Bridal
New York. Feb. 23.—When Anna Gould
becomes a Countess next Thursday she
will be crowned by a tiara of brilliants
more splendid than that owned by any
New York society woman. It is to fasten
a veil of old lace, a gift from the Marquis
dfl Castellane, who will arrive in New
York tomorrow, bearing costly presents
from the Count's family.
A friend of the Gould family said today
the tiara had been ordered specially for
Miss Anna Gould by George Gould, and
Tiffany is the maker. It istocosta fabu
ulous sum, and will be of gold and plat
inum, set with emeralds, diamonds and
rubies. The gems are set in platinum, the
base of the crown only being of gold.
The Chronicle Correspondent Wants a Change
of Venue
San Diego, Feb. 28.—Application was
made today by the defendants in the libel
suit lately instituted by Dr. J. ('. Hearne
of this city, against M. It. De Young, and
J. F. Blunt, local correspondent of the.
San Francisco Chronicle, on a change of
venue from this county to San Francisco.
Both defendants demur to the complaint,
Which was based on an article relating to
the recent divorce of Dr. and Mrs.
Hearne, ,in which the antecedents of the
couple were referred to as well as to the
murder of Mrs. Hearne's former husband,
less than a year previous to their mar
riage, and state that they are advised by
their respective counsel that, they have
a good and substantial defense to the
action on the merits.
Crime of a Hot Tempered Youth In Grass
Grass Valley, Cal,, Feb. 2:!.—Losing his
temper in a quarrel, FrankJPiper, aged 15,
shot his brother, ageil IS. at their fath
er's farm near North Star Mine this after
noon. One of the shots struck Clarence
in the left temple, cutting an artery and
penetrating to the skull. The wound is
not dangerous. The father of the boys
interfered and prevented further trouble.
For Bimetallism
Pueblo, Colo., Feb. 23.—Prominent
Irish-Americans of Pueblo, after consulta
tion with others throughout Colorado,
sent the following cablegram to Justin
McCarthy, M. P., in London tonight:
"Irish-Americans of Colorado request
you to support the Everett bimetallic
resolution Tuesday."
Rosebery Has La Grippe
London, Feb. 23.—The illness which
confines Prime Minister Rosebery to his
bed is a sharp attack of influenza. Influ
enza prevails in epidemic form through
out London. Entire families are affected
and many linns are working with depleted
forces. Some schools have been closed.
Beaver Falls College Burned
Beaver Falls, Pa., Feb. 23.—The Beaver
Falls College was burned this morning.
Loss. $75,000. About tifty students in the
bui -ting esctpe4.
Congress Crowding Matters As
the Session Closes
A Little Oratorical Tournament Between
Butler and Hale
Regular Programme In tbe Senate Inter
rupted by the Recent President*
nessage—Featuree of the Day
Washington, Feb. 23.—The feature of
today's proceedings in Congress was the
light on the proposition to pay an extra
monthly salary to all the employees of the
House and Senate. It carried in Commit
tee of the Whole by a vote of 93 to 61,
with an amendment to include an extra
month's compensation for the in
dividual clerks of members. Notice
has been given that a record making
vote will be declared when this amend
ment is reported to the House. The read
ing of the deficiency bill was completed
with the exception of a few amendments
emporarily passed over, the principal
one of which is the appropriation of
$425, 000 to pay the Bering Sea awards.
A Memorial From Idaho—The Financial
Washington, Feb. 23.—A memorial
from the Idaho Legislature was presented
in the Senate today, protesting against
the pooling bill as a plan to place the
railroads in the hands of a vast syndi
cate and thus crush competition under
the iron heel of monopoly.
Voorhees, chairman of the Finance Com
mittee, presented a comprehensive reso
ution for an investigation by the com
mittee of the effeot of the tariff and in
ternal revenue laws.
Wolcott then came forward with a
proposition authorizing the creation of
an American commission to act with for
eign countries, should they take the in
itiative in an international monetary
A plan was offered as amendment to
the sundry civil bill. It is as follows:
Whereas, The President of the United
States upon invitation of Germany or
Great Britain or any other government
of Europe shall determine that this Gov
ernment shall be represented at any inter
national or other conference to be held
with a view to secure internationally a
Hxlty in the relative values between gold
and silver as a money, by means of a
common ratio between those metals, with
free mintage at such ratio, as shall be
authorized to request the attention of the
commission to be appointed ns herein
after provided so as to attend such con
ference in behalf of the United States, the
number of such commissioners shall be
nine, and the President of the United
States shall appoint by and with the con
sent of the Senate said commissioners
prior to the adjournment of present Con
gress, three to be members of the
Senate and three of the House of
Representatives. If after the adjourn
ment of this Congress there shall be any
vacancies in said commission, by death,
resignation or oherwise, such vacancies
shall be filled by appointment by the
President. The amendment makes avail
able $100,000 for the expense of the com
"It is satisfactory," said Wolcott, "to
those who voted for bimetallism, and it
should be satisfactory to those gentlemen
who talk for bimetallism and vote against
it and who await with ravished eyes to
see what England will do."
He asked that the amendment go to the
Finance Comittee. Hale suggested that
the sundry civil bill was soon to be con
sidered there should be no delay getting
the amendment from the Finance Com
mittee and to the Appropriations Com
A resolution was passed to correct an
error in the recent Chicago public build
ing, by which the old building was to be
sold to the "lowest bidder" instead of the
An hour was given to the sharp con
troversy over stopping work on the Delft
ware Kiver bridge at Philadelphia until a
hoard of army engineers investigate the
height, span, etc.
Mr. McPherson of New Jersey withdrew
his opposition to the inquiry, and his
motion to reconsider the motion during an
investigation was laid on the table—37
to 10.
The credentials of Mr. McCaffrey Demo
crat of Louisiana, for another term be
ginning March 4th next, were presented
to his colleague, Mr. Blanchard.
Mr. George, Democrat of Mississippi,
submitted the results of an inquiry by
the committee on agriculture concerning
the cultivation of cotton. Consideration
was resumed of the Indian appropriation
bill, and Kyle offered an amendment that
the word "Indian" shall include not
only those of full blood, but those of
mixed blood and of whatever degree while
tribal relations are maintained.
Allison finally made the point of order
that the pending amendment was new
legislation, and it was ruled out.
Kyle then introduced an amendment
providing that all stock, cattle and horses
purchased for Indians on respective reser
vations should be of the best obtainable,
besides that all male animals should be
full blooded stock. Adopted.
Manderson presented an amendment re
funding the Miami Indians $48,538. The
amendment was adopted.
Pettigrew introduced an amendment ap
propriating $187,03!) to reimburse the
Crow Creek Indians for receiving less than
their per capita share of laud when their
reservation was diminished. It was pro
vided that the Secretary might pay $50,000
of the amount in cash. Agreed to.
At this time the President's private sec
retary appeared with nominations,includ
ing that of Senator Hansom as Minister to
Mexico. In live minutes the doors were
reopened. Senator Hansom's name was
confirmed unanimously.
Mr. Jones, Democrat of Arkansas,offered
an amendment authorizing the Musku
gee or Creek Nation to sell the indebted
ness ol 1600,000 to that nation with inter
est due from the United States, the same
having been appropriated in lHB9to enable
them to make a per capita payment to the
Creek Company and to liquidate the
Creek Nation's indebtedness.
At Mr. Allen's suggestion he modified
his amendment to prevent the sale or as
signment of certificates at less than par.
Mr. Aldrii'li said he should move to amend
the amendment by providing for the
immediate payment of the debt.
"Howare you going to pay it if there is
no money in the treasury?" asked Mr.
"There is money in the treasury,"
answered Mr. Aldrich, "and there will al
ways be money there to pay it. Mr. Cleve
land has said there is a comfortable sur
plus. We ought either to pay this
money or to authorize the Secretary to
borrow it."
Mr. Morgan said he knew the Muskogees
were very fond of coins, especially silver
half dollars.
"I shall offer an additional amend
ment," said he, "that provides that a por
tion of the seigniorage in the treasury
shall be coined into half dollars to pay
this debt. 1 know these people would be
glad to get this money. This money is
good for all debts up to $5, and we have
the surplus bullion in the treasury, and
this gives us the finest opportunity in the
world to pay this debt. 1 do not think
we would break Wall street by the trans
action, and we would certainly not lower
the credit of the United States in Wall
street or London."
Aldrich said he should hate to make the
Creek Nation accept its debt in such
small coin.
After some further debate the vote was
taken on Mr. Aldrich's amendment, pro
viding for the immediate payment of
$500,000 of the debt. It was carried, and
Mr. Morgan then offered his amendment,
providing for the payment in silver coins.
An amendment by Mr. Aldrich to the
Morgan amendment, adding these words,
' 'or in snch other lawful money of the
United States as the Creek Nation shall
desire," was adopted, and then the Mor
gan amendment as amended wus adopted
without division.
Mr. Vest moved to strike out the provis
ion for the office of superintendent of In
dian schools. Before this could be acted
upon, at 3 o'clock, Mr. Batlcr moved to
lay aside informally the Indian bill and
take up the pooling bill. The roll was
called on Mr. Butler's motion, which was
defeated—yeas, 24; nays, 42, as follows:
Yeas—Blanchard, Butler, Caffery, Cam
den, Cameron, Carey, Daniel, Faulkner,
Gray, Harris, HlgglnS, Hunton, Lindsay,
Lodge, McPherson, Manderson, Mitchell
(Wis.), Murphy, Proctor, Quay, Kansom,
Squire, Walsh, Walcott; total, 24.
Nays—Aldrich, Allen, Allison, Bote,
Berry, Blackburn, Call, Chandler, Clark,
Cockrell, Davis, Dixon, Dubois, Frye,
George, Gorman, Hale, Hanebrough,
Hawlcy, Hill, Jones (Ark.), Kyle, Mc-
Laurin, McMillan, Mantle, Mitchell (Ore.),
Morgan, Morrill, Pascoe, Pcffer, Petti
grew, Piatt, Power, l'ugh, RoacTti, Sher
man, Smith, Teller, Turpie, Vest, Vilas,
Washburn; total, 42.
Mr. Chandler deprecated the disposition
among the Senators to impute motives
to each other in their conduct with any
"Will the Senators who do nol, take the
same view of this question as does the
Senator from Maryland and myself be
kind enough to concede we all stand on
the same plans?"
Chandler then discussed the bill on its
merits asserting the railway managers
had demanded that the bill should be
passed just as it came from the House.
He took especial exception to the first and
predicted it would never be passed by the
present or any Congress.
Mr. iiutler abandoned his light with an
impassioned reply to Mr. Chandler's as
sertions about the railway lobby.
"No lobby has any terrors for an honest
Mr. Butler claimed the bill was directly
In favor of the people and expressed his
indignation that the bill should be side-
Mr. Hale criticised Mr. Butler for al
lowing his bill to drag along through al
most three weeks until the very end of
the session before making a determined
effort to secure its consideration, and said
the fault of the failure was his alone
"He cannot pass this bill," he con
cluded, "in twenty-four hours, nor in tho
rest of the session, and he knows it."
Mr. ltutler retorted that this was the
old plea that had been made at every
stage of the procedure.
"It is the best plea,"said Mr. Hale,
"and the plea and the reasons for it grow
more urgent every day."
"Does not the Senator know," asked
Mr. Wolcott of Mr. Hale, "that scores and
scores of Senators on this side of the
chamber have been requested to speak on
amendments to appropriation bills in
which they had not the slightest interest,
for the sole purpose of consuming time
and so prevent the consideration of the
pooling bill?''
Mr. Hale disclaimed any knowledge of
such a state of things. Ho said no such
speeches had been made nor woultl be
necessary for the consumption of all the
time to the end of the session.
Mr. Butler said that when yesterday the
announcement was made of the decision
of the steering committee that the Indian
bill could have been passed in two hours,
immediately there bad been prolonged
debate and very shortly afterward an
executive session.
"That might deceive some folks," he
added, "hut it did not deceive me. Let
us have a vote on this hill."
"You can't get a vote on a bill until
you get it before the Senate," r-plied
Hale. "Will you vote to take it up now?"
eagerly asked Hutler.
"No," was the reply. "I will not vote to
take up this bill or any other until we
can see our way clear of the appropria
Butler said if he could get the bill up
and found it would interfere with appro
priations or jeopardize them he would
withdraw the measure.
Poffer said it could not pass fur twenty
days, claiming there were at least twelve
Senators prepared to debate it, indefin
itely and he would himself expect to 1«
heard for at least a day. Butler said that
I'cffcr was franker than other Senators in
expressing an intention on the part of
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