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vmroiu. xliii. no. 143
[Blocks of Costly Buildings Go
[ Up in Smoke
■The Knox Presbyterian Church in Path
I of the Flames
'i A Fierce Fire Sweeps Over the Business
Portion of Sallna, Kan.—Several
I e„
I Toronto, Ont., March 3.—A tremendous
I fire is raging in tbe block bounded by
k Yong, Queen, Richmond and Bay streets.
■Robert Simpson's store is totally de
stroyed. This building was just erected
lAt a cost of over 1200,000, and tlie stock is
enormous. John Wunle's jewelry store is
totally destroyed. There is a high wind
T and the lire is spreading ut this hour,
I 2 a.m.
L 2:30 a.m.—The fire nt thia hour is still
spreading. The Knox Presbyterian
Church and the Jamieson clothing store
, are burned. The loss exceeds $750,000.
8 a.m.—All efforts of the firemen are
Unavailing, and it cannot be ascertained
. * tfiat the damage will be or where the tire
All end.
jk) A Big Blaze In Kansas
yl? Saline, Kan., March 2.—A terrific Are
1 raged in the business portion of this city
tonight and several of the lincst brick
..blocks are in ruina. Tbe fire etarted at
J 8:80 in the basement of the Ober Block,
t consuming that, the Greer Block, the
Masonic Temple and then spread to the
/Grand Central hotel. The lose is over
I $800,000.
I The fire waa brought under control at
I 12:2 ft, just aa it reached the Grand Central
r Hotel block. That building was saved.
i Two men were injured during the excite
. ment, ono named Lockwood, a baker,
f» falling from a third-story window, and 8.
8. Toby being struck by fulling timbers.
Lockwood's injuries are fatal. Toby may
v live.
The Ober block was owned by Fred
French, an Eastern capitalist; loss $20.
--000. A stock owned by Charles Farwell
of Chicago, consisted of dry goods and
groceries. Loss $60,000.
The Salina Daily Republican, the Jour
, ,nal and the Herald companies lose their
' entire plants and suffer an aggregate loss
of $300,(1 to with but little insurance. Other
losses are the Greer Block, $20,000, insur
ance $12,000; Masonic Building, $20,000,
insurance $10,000. The remainder of the
losses are divided among about fifteen
h small firms, averaging about $2000 in each
ease, with but little insurance.
Th* Times-Herald Will risks It* Bow on
Chicago, March 2.—The Times-Herald
Will be issued Monday morning, with
James W. Bcott as editor-in-chief and
publisher, Henry HaWley as man
aging "Wltor. The Times waJff
started in 1864 by Isaao Cook, James
W. Sheaban and Oaniel Cameron, Demo
crats. In 1860 it absorbed the original
Herald and the late Cyrus H. McCormack
obtained control. Wilbur F. Story secured
it in June, 1861, and during the war it had
an eventful history, being once suppress
ed by General Burnside for treasonable ut
Like all Chicago papers, the Times was
burned out in 1871, but within a week ap
peared again. After Storey's death the
Times was the subject of much litigation,
and when the various suits were settled
the late Carter Harrison bought it. His
two sons conducted it for a time bnt lost
control through the sale by other heirs to
Adolph Kraus. Afterwards Mr. Hawley ac
quired controlling interest for the Harri
eon boys. Mr. Hawley was a successful
newspaper man.
The Herald was organized in May, 1881.
The owners were James W. Bcott, Frank
W. Palmer, A. M. Jones and Daniel Shep
pard. It was stalwart Republican, and
Mr. Palmer of the Syracuse Post was editor
in-chief. There was a change in 1883, all
except Scott selling their stock to John K.
Walsh, the banker. The paper became
Democratic. Recently Mr. Scott acquired
the interest of Mr. Walsh and brought
about the consolidation with the Times.
The Times-Herald will be the only
Democratic paper in Chicago. The exact
amount involved is not known, the Even
ing Post being included in the sale to Mr.
Scott, but it is said to be about $2,000,
--000, which would make the deal the larg
est relating to newspapers in history.
Desperate Attempt of Convicts to Escape
From Folsom
! Folsom, Cal., March 2.—A desperate at
k tempt to escape was made by a band of
L penitentiary convicts today. As a result
■three convicts are in the prison hospital
Gauffering from gunshot wounds. One is
lAortally wounded, -another will probably
|di\ and a third is painfully injured.
I T|his afternoon Captain Ellis and Horse
[ guyrd Dickson, took the fourteen prison
er* out across the American River with
them to set them to work on a bluff
across the river from the prison. Ascer
taining that they had more men than
they needed, Dickson started back to the
prison with two of them. When he had
gone three of the twelve men remaining
made a break for liberty, scrambling up
the rocky cliff. Ellis opened fire on
them. He coon brought two of them to
the ground,and the third, when wounded,
threw up his hands and surrendered.
Only five shots were fired. Other guards
ran to Ellis' assistance,nnd all the pris
oners were quickly returned to prison.
I The injured convicts are Turner, a negro
from San Francisco, serving eight years,
shot in the breast.and mortally wounded;
Garcia, a Spaniard from San Benito,
serving eight years, right arm broken and
hip shattered, may die; Anderson a
negro from San Francisco, serving ten
years, shot yi the leg.
Will Not Investigate
St. Paul, Minn., March 2.—By an unan
imous vote the House refused to investi
gate, the distribution of the World's Fair
appropriation, after a warm discussion
iiu which it was positively stated that
members were weary of charges of all
iorts unsupported by knowledge of fraud.
V The debate clearly showed the probable
I action on tho proposed impeachment of
R Governor Olough and Bank Examiner
&r ■ —
Agricultural Appropriations
Washington, March 2.—The conference
on tlie agricultural appropriation bill has
reachm! an agreement!. Tho appropria
tion of $15,000 to enable the secretary of
agriculture to continue his irrigation ex
periments was loft as fixed by the House
and not reduced to $8000 aa propoaed by
tbe Senate. The Senate provision in
creasing the total appropriation for the
weather bureau from $860,000 to $995,000
ia retained.
Several of the Insurrectionists Said te Have
Disbanded Their Forces
Tampa, Fin., March 2.—Tbe Spanish
vice-consul today received tbe following
cablegram from tbe Qovernor General of
Lopez, Colonia, Merrero and Manuel
Garcia have disbanded forces. Galberto
Gomez has surrendered to the Mayor of
Sabinilla for clemency.
This was posted tonight and caused
much exultation among the Spaniards.
The Cubans ridicule it, saying everybody
has known for a week that Garcia was
A party of revolutionists has already
left here secretly for Cuba.
A Steamer Breaks Down
San Francisco. March 2.—The steamer
Santa Cruz left today for San Pedro and
way ports, and word was received here
tonight that she had broken her propel
ler off Pigeon Point. The tug Vigilant
was dispatched to her assistance and will
tow her back to San Francisco.
Three rien Blown to Pieces
Adelphia, March 2. —A boiler in the aaw
mill of John McCroom, twelve miles from
here, exploded this morning with terrific
force. Three men, Snyder, Brown and
Mcßridfe, were blown to" pieces.
One of the Few
Brooklyn, March 2.—Superintendent of
Police Patrick Campoell bas formally
resigned from the position which be has
tilled for tWenty.thrce years.
Honduras Must Pay for Killing a United
States Citizen
A Warship Dispatched to the Scene et the
Trouble as Diplomatic Means
« Palled
Chicago, March 2.—The Tribune has the
following Washington dispatch: The
United States has determined that Hon
duras must comply with their demands
for the punishment of the murderer of an
American citizen. Diplomatic means hav
ing failed, the cruiser Montgomery has
left Mobile, Ala., for Trujillo to see if the
presence of an Amerioan man-of-war will
not have a wholesome effect upon tbe
Honduran authorities.
The instructions to the commander of
the ship are that he shall thoroughly in
vestigate the matter and shall aseist the
American Minister to the republic, Pierce
M. B. Young, in obtaining the prosecu
tion of the offenders. The story of the
murder of an American in Honduras, as
told hy the diplomatic correspondence on
the subject, ie unusually interesting.
Some years ago Charles W. Renton, an
American, purchased an estate near Brew
er's Lagoon, Honduras, and a short dis
tance from Trujillo, and lived there until
March, 1894, when Mr. Renton was Set
upon by a number of negroes and killed.
Mrs. Renton informed-the Honduran au
thorities of the facts in the case and wait
ed for them to arrest and punish the of
fenders. Patience finally ceased to be a
virtue. She thereupon wrote to Secretary
Gresham, and substantiated her state
ments by affidavits of a number of near
by residents and witnesses of the murder.
Through- Minister Young Secretary
Gresham made representations to the
Honduran government that the murderer
of Mr. Renton should be punished. Hon
duras has diplomatically evaded the de
mands of the United States, and the con
clusion that it is about time for the
United States to look into the matter.
It is expected that the presence of the
Montgomery will have a salutary effect
upon the Honduran authorities and bring
them to their senses. In any event it is
the intention of the authorities to secure
the punishment of the murderer unless
he shall have escaped from Honduras'
jurisdiction. An indemnity for the mur
der of the American has already been de
manded, and Minister Young will press
this claim when the Montgomery reaches
Directly Goes Against His Record, but Breaks
Oakland, March 2.—There was some
fast trotting here today, although the
wind was too strong for record time.
Azote and Klamath contested in a
match race and Aztec won in three
straight heats. Time, 2:08 1-2, 2:11 1-2
and 2:10.
Wilbur Edwards raced on a bicycle
against Flying Jib and was beaten. Time
2:06. Edwards punctured his tire.
Directly went against his record but
broke badly and finished in 2:12. Alix
went a couple of miles in 2:10 1-2 and 2:11.
Dead on the Desert
San Diego, March 2.—A cattleman
named Roberts of Campo went out on the
desert a few days ago looking for stock,
and at Fish Creek Springs, near Dos Ca
bezas, came upon the body of a man lying
partly in the water. It was in an ad
vanced state of decomposition and had
apparently been dead two or three
months. The. man appeared to have been
short and thick-set and had a full black
beard about two inches long. His coat
was taken away for the purpose of identi
Death of a Detective
San Francisco, March 2.—Fred Davis,
for many years a detective at the Palace
Hotel, died today of pneumonia. He was
of great service to Senator Sharon during
the trial of the suit of Sarah Althea Terry
against the Senator in securing evidence
in Sharon's favor. Davis lived at the
Palace Hotel, and it was generally be
lieved that Sharon left ample provision
for him when he died.
Kace Track War In St. Louis
St. Louis, Mo., March. 2.—The war be
tween the race tracks broke out afresh to
day when the East St. Louis Club recom
menced racing and inaugurated another
fight. This is the third time that two
tracks have clashed and the result will be
watched with interest.
Death of a Studebaker
Bouth Bend, Ind., March 2.—Henry
Studebaker died at 3 o'clock this morning
of stomach troubles after an illness of sev
eral years. He was born in Pennsylvania
sixty-two years ago, coming Webt In 1852.
He and Clem Studebaker established the
Studebaker Manufacturing Company here
in the fifties.
Flood in Maryland
Port Deposit, Md., March 2.—Rain be
gan falling last night and still continues.
The Susquehanna river has already risen
ftiree feet. The most disastrous flood ever
known in this section is expected. In the
lower part of Port Deposit people are
moving their goods to the second and
third floors.
Death Sentences of Hawaiian
Rebels Were Commuted
Sixteen of Island Exiles Have Been
Landed in San Francisco
The Ex-Queen Will Have to Serve a Sentence
for Alleged Misdeeds-Cases of
Seward and Rlckard
San Francisco, March 2.—The steamship
Australia, which arrived this morning
from Honolulu, had on board sixteen
passengers who are exiles from the Ha
waiian Islands. They are all men who
made themselves obnoxious to the repub
lic of Hawaii through complicity in the
recent revolt.
The only prominent persons among
them are Charles Crighton and A. P.
Peterson, both of whom have filled tbe
office of Attorney-General under the mon
archy, and F. Wundenberg, who was at
first a supporter of the new government
and was given a position in the postal
department, and who afterward joined
the Royalist plotters. The other exiles
are: Fred Harrison, contractor; J. C.
White, foundry man ■ John Radin; George
Ritman, iron moulder; Jim Brown, hack
man; James Levy, auctioneer; M. C.
Bailey, auctioneer; Captain A. McDowell;
Carrians, a Greek; Camarinos. rancher
and fruit dealer; Manuel Reis, nackman:
Arthur White, billiard hall keeper, and
John Radin, a wealthy Australian.
Tbe iron moulders and the foundrymen
were implicated in the manufacture of
bombs found in the possession of the
rebels. The others are royalist sympa
thizers who talked too much,
These exiles were taken on board the
steamer at the last moment before she
sailed. They are all suspects in whose
cases prosecution was withheld and who
entered into an agreement not to return
to the islands except upon being gianted
permission by the Government. The most
important news brought by the steamer
is definite information that there will be
no executions resulting from the recent
President Dole and his cabinet finally
decided that W. T. Seward, W. K. Rick
ard, Robert Wilcox and Charles T. Gulick,
the four arch conspirators who were sen
tenced to death by the court martial
should be dealt with less harshly. The
sentence was reduced to thirty-five years'
imprisonment and a fine of $10,000 each.
When the steamer sailed there had been
no public announcement of the sentence
in the case of ex-Queen Liliuokalani, but
a member of the President's cabinet in
formed the correspondent that the Queen
had been sentenced to live years' impris
onment and to pay a line of $5000.
Samuel Kowlein and Henry Bertleman,
who were among the six originally sen
tenced to death, were given their liberty,
having given evidence to the Government
against their accomplices.
Among the other sentences approver! "Ny
the President are the following:
Captain Davies, who landed the arms
for the rcbeli, ten years' imprisonment
and $10,000 fine.
Thomas Walker, thirty years and $5000
Carl Wideman, thirty years.
William Gregg, twenty years and $10,000
Louis Marshall, twenty years and $10,
--000 fine.
W. C. Lane, five years and $5000 fine;
sentence suspended.
James Lane, five years and $5000 fine.
Twenty-one native rebels, five years'
imprisonment at hard labor.
An Aerolite Descends on the Little Town
of Reno
Bulldlngi Shaken and the Populaco Badly
Frightened- How the People
Reno, Nev., March 2.—At 5:48 o'clock
this morning an immense aerolite shot out
of the northern heavens, seemingly pass
ing over the town, and exploded with ter
rific force, shaking buildings and waking
people. Those who saw it describe it as a
magnificent sight, lighting up the heavens
and earth in all directions. It was ac
companied by a rushing, whirring noise
like a tornado. People on the street in
voluntarily dodged. There was an explo
sion like a mighty blast of powder. It
was probably at a great distance, as the
explosion was not heard for about two
minutes after it had disappeared.
A Debate on Capital and Labor Closes
the Session
Washington, March 2.—The closing day
of the triennial session of the National
Council of Women opened with the con
sideration of business matters. A cabinet
to assist the president of the council in
administering executive duties was
Resolutions were adopted setting forth
the aims and principles of the council.
They expressed appreciation of the evi
dences of the advancement of women and
forecast the time when the last restriction
placed on women in society, church and
state would be eradicated from customs,
creed and statutes.
In discussing the conflict of capital and
labor, the resolutions urge co-operation
instead of competition, the submission
of disputes to the voluntary tribunal of
conciliation and arbitration and that the
Government set the standard of equal
wages for equal work ami make women
equally eligible for examination and em
The resolutions were passed without ob
jection until a resolution advocating elec
tion or appointment of women on school
boards, favoring the establishment of a
national university in this oity for post
graduates and teaching science of temper
ance in public schools was reported.
Then a wrangle occurred, but the res
lutions were finally adopted intact.
A Wife's Narrow Escape
Santa Cruz, Cal., March 2.—This after
noon William Perm waa arrested for at
tempting to murder his wife by shooting
at her. The bullet failed to hit her. Her
refusal to give him money, combined
with jealousy, was the cause.
The Mary Dodge Safe
Seattle, Wash., March 2.—The schooner
Mary Dodge, Captain Bergman, thirty
two days out from Sau Francisco, loaded
with one hundred tons of dynamite, was
towed into port to-day by the tug Maeic.
It was feared she had blown up. On Feb
ruary 17, while entering the straits she
encountered a northeast wind which car
ried her 180 miles out to sea. One week
later while she was entering the straits
another wind caught her and carried her
out sixty miles. Last night she succeeded
in getting in and calling a tug boot. Fifty
five miles southwest of Cape Flattery the
schooner sighted a piece of a ship's keel
seventy feet long.
How Anna Gould and the French Count Will
Be Wed
New York, March 2.—There will be but
one marriage ceremony ot the wedding of
Miaa Anna Gould to Count Boniface de
Castellane. Thot ceremony will be per
formed by Archbishop Corrigan. Mrs.
George J.Gould authorized this Announce
ment last night, after some of the misin
formation circulated had been brought to
her attention. The reason why there will
be no civil ceremony is that no civil cere
mony is necessary. The French low, con
trary to the general impression, recog
nizes as valid a marriage contracted in a
foreign country in conformity with the
law of the country.
Mr. Frederick R. Coudert eaid last
night: "In France the law is very strict,
ond a civil ceremony is absolutely neces
sary. The law does not recognize a re
ligious ceremony at all. If the Archbishop
of Paris himself should perform a mar
riage it must be followed by a civil cere
mony to be recognized. But strict as the
law is in regard to marriages on French
soil, it is liberal in dealing'with mar
riages elsewhere. It very plainly provides
that such marriages shail be valid in
France, no matter by whom performed,
so long ns they ore valid where per
Alleged Slayer of Miss Ging Calls a
Witness a Liar
He Threatens to Send His Brother Adry to
the Penitentiary and Wants a '
Warrant Issued
Minneapolis, Minn., March 2.—George
W. Jenks, a broker, testified today in the
Ging murder trial that he took a car for
the city at the junction on Lowery Hill
shortly after 7:10 o'clock on the night of
the murder. As the car reached the
Loring Park Block east of Kenwood
boulevard, he saw a man come running
out into the avenue. The conductor
stopped the car, whereupon the man, who
was running stopped, and it became evi
dent he was not after the car.
"Are you able to identify that man?"
asked Hall.
"I believe I am," was the reply.
"Who was he?"
"Harry Hay ward."
"You're a liar," exclaimed Harry, as
the blood mounted to his temples. He
was quick to see tremendous importance
to him ol this evidence, which fitted in
exactly with the evidence of Liveryman
Wilson, that he had seen Harry Hayward
driving out Kenwood boulevard with
Miss Ging that night.
After an .Adjournment until Monday
night had been ordered, Harry swore at
Adry, saying, "I may bang, but I'll send
you to Stillwater. I know enough about
you to give you twenty-four years t' ere,
and I'll do it before I quit. I'm on
earth yet." Here he added, turning to
Erwin, "I want to swear out a warrant
for this man, Adry."
"No you dont, " said Erwin, striving
to quiet his client.
"I do'nt wish you any harm," said
Adry, "I'd rather see you go out of this
court room a free man."
Harry then ■ declared to the reporters
he knew numerous fires Adry had set,
and thereby secured insurance. There is
a possibility that the closing arguments
will have to be postponed owing to the
condition of Samuel H. Dyer, an aged
juror who is very seriously ill,
Saved From the (tallows
Denver, Col., March 2.—On recommend
ations of the State Board of Pardons
Governor Mclntyre today commuted to
life imprisonment the sentence of Levi J.
Streeter, condemued to be hanged next
week for the murder of Marshal Cook, at
Como. Additional respites of sixty days
each have been granted Thomas Jordan
and Peter Augusta, also under sentence
to be hanged next week, to enable the
Board of Pardons to consider their cases
Diphtheria Antl-Toxine
Sacramento, March 2.—A bill authoriz
ing the State Board of Health to pur
chase and manufacture diphtheria anti
toxine and appropriating ,S6OOO, has been
passed by the Legislature: also a bill
changing the fiscal year of Stockton, San
Diego and other cities.
The Governor announces that on Tues
day next at 1 p.m. he will hear persons
interested in the anti-oleomargarine bill
before him for signature.
Died of Hl* Injuries
Bakersfield, March 2.—George B. Sigve
land, a machinist in the Southern Pa
cific shops, was accidently struck with a
bar of iron while at work yesterday; it
was not considered serious but late last
night he died. He was forty-five years of
age and a native of Norway.
Governor Budd Not a Candidate for the
Weald Rather Be dovernor of California
for Four Year* Than Vice-President
for Forty
Sacramento, March 2.—ln an interview
with a reporter this morning, Governor
Budd very emphatically stated that he
had not, as a San Francisco paper has as
serted, taken preliminary steps in an
effort to secure the Democratic nomina
tion for Vice-President.
"As a matter of fact," said the Gov
ernor, "I am not now paying any atten
tion to politics, and politicians and office
seekers will have to Keep away from this
office until after all legislative work has
been disposed of. I would rather be Gov
ernor of California four years than have
the office of Vice-President forty years.
An honest man as Governor can do his
people far more good in four years than
he could as Vice-President in a life
time." '■ ■ - ■ ,
Idaho Still Senatorless
Boise, March 2.—The Senatorial ballot
today was as follows: Shoup, 19; Sweet,
18; Claggett, 14.
A Ble; Blaze In Chicago
Chicago, March 2,—The Globe Moulding
Works, Henry and Brown streets, burned
today. Loss, $100,000.
All Was Business and Bustle at
tbe Nation's Capital
Matters Put Through With Steady and
Swift Judgment
Flight* of Oratory In tha Senate Over the
Naval Appropriation Bill—The
New Navy
Washington, March 2.—The near ap
proach of the close of Congress maifested
itself today in the crowded galleries, eager
claimants about the corridors and the
bustle and cofusion of important meas
ures hurriedly passed.
The Senate worked industriously through
out the day and although the naval appro
priation bill invoked flights of oratory on
our new navy the demands of time re
duced this to a minimum and made rapid
progress possible. It was kept steadily
before the Senate throughout the day,
and again at the night session with a deter
mination not to lay it aside until it passed.
There were constant interruptions, how
ever, as conference committees reported
their progress in reconciling differences
on pending bills between the Senate and
Early in the day the agricultural and
the fortification bills were finally agreed
upon and made ready for the Presi
dent's signature. Five others besides the
naval bill are to have differences har
monized in conference.
At the outset of the debate on the naval
bill an effort was made to defeat the plan
of reduction made by the Appropriation
Committee by which the House bill was
cut from about $2,600,000 and the number
of battleships reduced from three to two.
After a sharp debate in which the
need of a strong navy was discussed, the
committee was sustained.
The spech of Hill of New York was
notable in urging that the United States
had won her greatest achievements with
out a navy, ond urged both diplomacy
and reason instead of cannon balls and
Gorman took occasion during the day to
state if the wholesale appropriations
stood as already made, the total of this
session would exceed that of any session
sine th« Government was founded.
The House, figuratively speaking, rolled
up its sleeves and entered on the work of
the last legislative day of this session.
It required a steady, swift and accurate
judgment to pilot matters through the
home stretch, and the Speaker who is as
much of an autocrat in the closing hours
of the dying Congress as the Czar of Rus
sia, hekl a tight rein. It was to be an
all night aession. Galleries were thronged,
especially in the evening, when the scene
was truly a brilliant one. In the after
noon the Speaker made a few recogni
tions to pass bills by unanimous consent,
and under suspension of rules several were
At the night session the conference re
port of the sundry civil bill, which con
tained the Senate provisions for the pur
chose of the Blame site, the purchase of
a printing offioce, etc,., had the right of
A Rush ot Private Bills Floods the Upper
Branch of Congress
Washington, March 2.—The Senate en
tered upon a final sesson today, with the
prospect of sitting continuously until
Monday noon. There was a rush of private
bills, as this was the last chance of many
eager claimants. Call presented the fol
lowing telegram from Dr. Moreno at
Tampa, Fla.,: "Two American citizens,
Sanguilly and Aguirre, have been incar
cerated at Havana. Enter protests and
have the case investigated at once."
Call asked the Committee on Foreign Re
lations to promptly communicate with
the State Deportment with a view to
American intervention.
Final action was taken confirming the
conference agreement on the fortifications
appropriation bill.
Gorman, in charge of the naval appro-
Eriation bill, cut off the rush of piivate
ills by urging urging the need of speedy
consideration of this the last of the great
appropriation bills. His plan prevailed
aud the naval bill was taken up. The
number of extra seamen to be enlisted by
the Secretary of the Navy in times of
emergency was reduced from 2000 to 1000.
Lodge of Massachusetts earnestly oppsoed
a reduction.
The committee amendment reducing
the number of emergency seamen to
1000 was adopted, 31 to 25. Final action
was taken confirming the conference
agreement on agricultural appropriation
Consideration of the naval bill being
resumed Chandler moved to appropriate
$300,000 for the guns of the steamers
Paris, New York ond their auxiliory cruis
ers. Blackburn urged there was no need
of more guns.
Mitchell at this juncture pressed the cre
dentials of William S. Mcßride as Senator
from Oregon for the term beginning next
March 4tn.
Naval bill taken up. Gorman said the
pacific condition of affairs made it cer
tain there would be no possible use for
the ships for years to come.
The Senate resumed work at 8 p.m.,
and the following bills were passed: To
amend the act for the relief of certain
volunteer and regular soldiers of the late
war and the war of Mexico; to amend the
act incorporating the American Univer
sity ;to amend the act as to liens and
decrees ot United States Courts.
Consideration of the naval bill was
taken up again and Squires resumed his
speech on the Puget Sound naval station,
and after speaking an hour Gorman con
sented that the item be placed at $250,000.
Pettigrew yielded for the presentation
of the conference agreement on the Dis
trict of Columbia bill, which was con
The conference report of the legislative,
executive and judical bill was also con
Lodge made a spirited reply to Petti
grew. He had a large map hung, graphic
ally showing by colors the various naval
stations in the Atlantic and Pacific. By
various lines he showed the comparative
naval strength of the United States and
Great Britain. There was great interest
in this, and the galleries broke into loud
hand-clapping when Lodge dramatically
said: "Let the United States once plant
its flag on Hawaiian soil and no nation
on the face of the earth will ever haul it
down." The demonstration in the gal
leries lasted so long that the presiding
officer threatened to clear the galleries.
Mr. Morgan read extracts jroni a mes
sage of President Cleveland in 1886, in
which he said the importance of tele
graphic communication between the Ha
waiian Islands and the United States
should not be overlooked. Referring to
this, Mr. Morgan said that meant that ,
Congress was to pass a law to accomplish
this purpose. If the Government had the
constitutional power to spend Govern
ment money making a survey for the
cable, why could it not lay a cable? In
the course of his argument, Mr. Morgan
questioned whether any citizen of Hawaii
might be induced to "wear the toga which
some men in the Senate disgraced." Mr.
Morgan closed at 12:45 a. m.
Mr. Blackburn's motion to recede was
defeated, 27 to :12, and the bill was sent
back to conference.
On announcing the pairs on the Ha
waiian cable Mr. Blackburn stated that
Mr. Sherman had told him he would vote
to recede as lie did not believe that either
house should coerce the other.
This brought tbe Senate to the item of
building ships. The committee amend
ment reduced the number from six to two,
to cost $4,000,000 each exclusive of arma
Efforts were made at 2 a. m. to secure
a recess until 11 a. m. Sunday, but Mr.
Peffer, Populist of Kansas, epbjected and
began a speech against the battleships.
Washington, March 3, 2:20 a. m.—The
Navy bill has not passed the Senate. The
sundry civil bill with the Tennessee Ex
position, the monetary conference, Nica
ragua canal and some other amendments
is still in conference.
The diplomatic and consular bill is in
conference with a disagreement on the
Hawaiian cable item.
The Indian bill is also in conference
with three amendments pending.
No conference has yet been held on the
deficiency bill.
A joint resolution was adopted for tho
settlement of a claim duo by the Govern
ment to the state of West Virginia. The
partial agreement of the conference on
the sundry civil bill was reported. The
agreements were confirmed and the dis
agreements sent back to conference.
At 3 a. m., on motion of Gorman the
Senate took a recess until 2 p.m. today.
Lively Debate on the Sugar Bounty—Other
Washington, March 2.—A drizzling rain
was falling when the House entered upon
the last legislative day of the Fifty-third
Congress. Tomorrow (Sunday) is a dies
non in legislation, and there is a prospect
of a forty-eight hours' session ahead.
The pension bills favorably acted on at
last night's session were passed at the
rate of one every half hour.
Requests for unanimous consents were
made, but in nearly every instance objec
tions were made. Finally Tucker, Demo
crat, Virginia, was recognized to pass a
bill under suspension of the rules, appro
priating $17,000 for Washington and Lee
University, to reimburse for injuries sus
tained during the war.
After somo debate, in which Dolliver,
Hitt and Powers argued the justice of the
claim, Mr. Reed protested against consid
ering the bill on sentimental grounds in
stead of on the grounds of reason and
"Whoever provokes w^r," said he,
"must take the consequences, even the
lawlessness which destroys institutions of
Mr. Sickles, Democrat, of New York,
under whose direction the repairs to the
Washington and Lee University were
made while he was in command of the
Department of the Carolinas after the
war, took issue with Mr. Reed.
"War was war," said he. "Itscruelties
are numerous. But when the war is over
we may rightfully go back to the procla
mation of Lincoln, which breathed the
broadest Christian sympathy and human
itarianism. and fulfill the implied prom
ise that institutions of learning and re
ligion should be held sacred."
A round of applause followed this ap
peal and the bill was passed without di
The general deficiency bill was sent to
conference. Messrs. Breckenridge, Sayres
and Cannon were appointed conferees on
the part of the House.
Mr. Hatch presented the conference re
port on the agricultural bill, showing a
full agreement on all disputed points. The
report was agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Bland a resolution
was adopted designating the Secretary of
the Treasury, the Superintendent of the
Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Direc
tor of the Mints, a committee to investi
gate and report to the next Congress the
advisability of the adoption of the decimal
Mr. Wise, Democrat, Virginia, then of
fered a resolution directing the Sergeant
at-arms to pay to members the amount of
their salaries withheld on account of ab
sence. Under an old statute, members
were required to certify to their presence
in the House, and their salaries for such
days as they were absent, for other reasons
than sickness of themselves or families,
were withheld.
Mr. Dearniond, in opposition to the res
olution, called attention to the fact tbat
the House had already voted an aye and
no vote on the subject. He thought the
House was trying to backslide.
"It is much in fashion," said he sar
castically, "during the closing hours of a
dying Congress, to make ample provision
for its members by its members.
Messrs. Bynum and Boatner supported
the resolution and Messrs. Mallory and
Williams opposed it. A vote residted in
148 to 64, fourteen answering "Present"
but not voting. The speaker decided that
two-thirds of those present had not voted
for the resolution and declared it lost.
Mr. Holman presented the conference
report on the Indian appropriation bill
showing a partial agreement. The report
was agreed to and the bills sent to fur
ther conference.
At 6 o'clock tho House took a recess
until 8 o'clock.
At 8 o'clock, when the House recon
vened, tho galleries were crowded with
visitors and the scene on the floor was an
animated one. Say res presented tho con
ference report of the sundry civil appro
priation bill. In explanation of the re
port, Sayres said the Senate had added
$9,972,0Ji> to the bill as it passed tho
House. Of this the Senate hud receded
fr0m51,661,38l and the House had agreed to
$2,473,000, leaving $5,700,000 in dispute.
Among the provisions to which tho
House refused to yield were the Senate pro
vision for the retirement of revenue ma
rine officers, the appropriation of $150,000
for the purchase of the site of the Blame
residence, the $5,1X10,000 for the sugar
bounties, $125,000 for the Tennessee expo
sition, the Senate provision for the inves
tigation and survey of the Nicaragua
Canal route, $121,000 for the purchase of
additional ground for the printing oflice
and the Senate amendment providing for
a bimetallic conference. Tho report was
agreed to.
Mr. Sayres was asked to further act on
a conference to settle the disagree
ments specified.
The amendment relating to the retire
ment of revenue officers was the occasion
for a speech from Clark of Missouri, who
defeated bills for a similar purpose on two
previous occasions. He insisted that to
retire the officers of the revenue cutter
service was a step in the direction of the
establishment of an active pension list.
Mallory, Democrat of Florida, made au
earnest pica in favor of agreement to tho
aineiianiciit. It was finally decided that
the House insist on its disagreement to
that portion of that amendment relating
to the retirement of revenue marine offi
cers and agreed to the provisions for a
revenue cutter for service on the Pacilio
coast to cost $200,000.
The House receded from its disagree
ment to the amendment for the payment
of $125,000 to the victims of the Ford
theater disaster.
Then a contest catiie on over tho Senate

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