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VOL. XLV. NO. 159
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS
SENATOR MORGAN CONTINUES HIS SPEECH
ON THE CUBAN QUESTION
The Spanish Minister Called to Account for
His Presumption in Criticising the State
ments ol Senators—The House Amends
the Administrative Tariff Act
Associated Press Special Wire.
Wamiinoton, March 17.—1n the senate
today Klkin's resolution, directing the com
mittee on '.foreign relations to report the
status of the Cuban war, went over till to
morrow, after a conference between Elkins
and Sherman. Mitchell, Oregon, com
plained that the Cuban resolution was
making no headway and said if the Cuban
question could not be disposed of in a rea
sonable timo.he must insist on going on with
the Dupont election contest. Sherman re
sponded that he could see no reason why
the Cuban question could not be disposed
of in a day or so, but be did not desire to
out on* speeches. He would insist on keep
ing the Cuban resolution before the senate
to the exclusion of any other subject.
Pugh, Alabama, was recognized for a
continuance of his silver speech begun yes
terday. He argued that the movement for
an international monetary conference was
futile as England would not consent to it.
Senator Pugh declared that if the friends
of silver in the three political parties could
be united on one man they would elect a
president by an overwhelming majority.
But unfortunately the friends of silver were
fighting each other in separate political
organizations, and this fact was the great
est and tlie only obstacle in the way of
their success in the next presidential elec
tion, ft is utterly unreasonable, said Mr.
Pugh. to expect free coinage Democrats,
who constitute four-fifths of the party, to
go over to the Populist party, made up of a
mere fraction of the friends of free coin
age. Mr. I'ugh concluded at 1:45 p.m.
The Cuban resolutions were then taken
up and Mr. Morgan of Alabama proceeded
with his speech in support of the resolution.
He spoke of the Bunersensitiveness of
Spain, caused, be said, because she felt tho
sand slipping from under her feet, while
the gem of the Antilles was passing out of
her grasp. Spain had sucked this orange
well nigh dry, until the sweetness was
about exhausted.
Mr. Morgan said the Spanish minister's
statement made public yesterday was a
most weak etlbrt. It had been kept in
secret doubtless because all its prophecies
of subduing the insurgents were disproved
by facts. The Spanish minister repre
sented that the insurgents would not come
out for an open tight for the etiquette and
chivalry of Spanish warfare.
And yet the insurgents f.-ee their prison
ers, being unable to feed them, and they
maintain no prisons such ns the Spaniards
have at Ceuta, Africa. Spain's conduct
of the war in Cuba ran with blood.
The Spanish minister's reference to
sugar and our interests in sugar was not
stillicient, said Mr. Morgan, to sweeten the
sentiment of the committee and lead it to
close its eyes to the feeling of the Ameri
can people. The senator said this Spanish
minister in his statement admitted a con
dition of war existing in Cuba.
Mr. Morgan referred to Minister Dupuy
de Lome's "celebrated diatribe" criticis
ing senators and appealing over their heads
to the American people.
"Such a remark by a supercilious for
eign minister," was most remarkable, and
it would be high time for the American
congress to retire if the American people
ever listened to the appeal of a foreigner,
calling in question words used in debate.
Mr. Morgan said he totally dissented from
the view that a foreign minister had any
right to appeal to the press as to any pend
ing question of legislation.
After reading Buchanan's letter, while
secretary of state, to a foreign minister,
declaring that the government would not
entertain inquiries as to subjects treated in
a president's message, Mr. Morgan said:
"Would to God we had someone now who
had some comprehension of the rights of
the different departments of the govern
ment."
The senator read another letter by Sec
retary Fish, saying that public criticism by
a foreign minister warranted his dis
missal.
"I have not asked for the dismissal of
the Spanish minister," proceeded Mr.
Morgan. "Let him stay here if be wants
to, but I have the constitutional right of
protection against assaults from a man
holding a commission from a foreign gov
ernment."
Mr. Morgan went on to say that it was
essential that foreign ministers be repri
manded, and if need be, dismissed for as
saults on senators for words used in de
bate. It was the duty of the executive
authorities to extend this protection.
Tlie senator then had the clerk read the
reply of Gonzales Quesada, secretary of
the Cuban junta, to the Spanish minister's
letter. It related such shocking details as
to indignities on naked Cuban women
by Spanish troops that Mr. ('handler urged
that the statement be printed but not read.
Mr. Morgan assented, but Mr. Hale insist
ed that the statement be read in full, in
order, as he said, that its credibility might
be judged. Mr. Morgan said he did not
vouch for the truth of Senor Quesada's
statements, but he asserted that Quesada's
character was quite as good as that of
Minister de Lome.
The reading of the Quesada statement
proceeded, giving details of alleged atroci
ties by General Weyler, including Ihe
branding of women on their breasts, the
assaulting of defenseless women, etc.
At the close of the statement Mr. Hale
rose to state that he bad this horrible re
cital read in full in order to show that stich
awful atrocities would not be accepted as
true unless accompauied by evidence
They would not be believed on the mere
promise of giving facts at a subsequent
day. Mr. Hale added that he did not be
lieve these statements of the Spanish gen
eral's atrocities. They were mere fig
ments of the brain.
Mr. Morgan read further evidences of
the Spanish cruelty in Cuba. One referred
to the massacre of seven young men who
were stood against a wall and shot to
pieces by a regiment of soldiers.
"Who is responsible for that state
ment?" asked Dr. Hale. "Is any name
signed to that recital?"
Mr. Morgan said it was taken from the
recital of an eye witness given in a New
York paper. The massacre of students was
historically established beyond a question.
If Mr. Hale insisted on having witnesses it
would be necessary to bring Minister Du
puy da Lome and Gonzales Quesada to the
bar of the senate.
Mr. Morgan went on to read from per
sonal letters received by him giving the ex
perience of men in Cuba. The letters told
of violation of girls and the massacre of
women and children. Six men, gathering
bananas, were killed and bananas stuffed
down their throats as a joke. A Cuban
general was stripped of bis clothes and ex
hibited before crowds of women, then
killed and his body dragged a mile. A
beautiful girl was torn from her mother
and carried off by a Spanish officer. These
atrocities wero given with great minute
ness, said to be the personal observation
of the writors of the letters. Mr. Morgan
said the writer was a graduate of tbe Vir
ginia military academy.
Another letter was from a Philadelphian,
who recounted atrocities witnessed by him,
and another from General Daniel Dickens,
formerly United States minister to Spain.
Mr. Morgan said the letters disclosed tbe
existence of a bloody war, and it was the
duty of congress to recognize that condition
of war as existing.
Mr. Morgan said he believed the presi
dent should approve the course of con
gress, but if he did not congress would
have discharged its duty to the people and
the responsibility would be left with the
president.
Mr. Morgan did not wish to give Spain
any cause of complaint and therefore
favored the mild, firm resolutions now
pending.
"And yet," adding the senator in clos
ing, "1 have not doubted that any action
would cause this fanatical nation to take
up the gage of war."
Mr. Mills of Texas gave notice that he
would follow on the Cuban question to
morrow.
At 5:40 p. m. the senate adjourned until
tomorrow.
IN THE HOUSE
The Administrative Tarifl Act of iSoo
Amended
Washington, March 17.—The housede
voted the day to the hill to amend the ad
ministrative tariff act of 1 SHO and passed
it without substantial amendment.
The purpose of the bill is to strengthen
the act of 1800. some weak spots having
been developed during the six years it has
been in operation. The bill was drawn
after extensive hearings and upon the ad
vice and with the assistance of the treas
ury department, the board of general ap
praisers, importers and others with prac
tical experience on the subject. One of
the most important changes makes in
creased duties and penalties for underval
uation of commodities at the point of un
dervaluation, and not at 10 per cent above
the under-valuation, as provided by the
present law.
During the debate Mr. Johnson (Repub
lican of California) asked Mr. Payne why
the ways and means committee had not
reported a bill reforming the tariff sched
ules.
"If we were simply playing to the galler
ies," replied Mr. Payne, "we might bring
in such a bill, knowing it could not become
a law. I hope to join with the gentleman
from California in the Fifty-fourth con
gress in the enactment of a law that will
furnish ample protection to American in
dustries." (Kepublican applause).
SENATORIAL VOTE
Senator rtltchell Preparing Hia Proposed
Constitutional Amendment
Washington, March 17.—Senator
Mitchell of Oregon, is preparing his report
iv favor of an amendment to the constitu
tion providing for the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the peo
ple. At its last meeting the committee on
privileges and elections, by a vote of 5 to
4, ordered a joint resolution looking to a
chango in this particular to be reported to
the senate. It is Mr. Mitchell's intention
to press tho resolution for consideration.
"The house has once passed a similar
resolution," said Senator Mitchell, "and
1 believe is ready to pass another. There
is very strong feeling in the senate in favor
of a change and Senator Palmer of Illi
nois and others are anxious to have the
matter brought up. lam satisfied we have
in the senate the majority in its favor,
but whether or not we have the required
two-thirds is in doubt. We may
have enough votes to pass it and if we
have, I believe the proposed amendment
will be ratified by three-fourths of the
- states in the manner required by the con
stitution.
TELEGRAPHIC MELANGE
The Republicans of the Second Wiscon
sin Congressional district yesterday elected
delegates to the national convention. A
resolution favoring McKinley was adopted.
Missouri division and Pend d'Oreille di
vision bonds will not be disturbed in the
Northern Pacific reorganization. The cou
pons on those bonds have been paid regu
larly.
A large Italian caravan has reached Kas
sala, showing that communication with
that place is open, and that tho sensational
stories circulated in regard to the danger
of the garrison are unfounded.
The new United States steamship Mas
sachusetts steamed down the Delaware
river yesterday bound for tbe Atlantic
ocean, where she will be given her build
ers' trial off Cape May within the next two
or three days.
Perils of the Sea
San Francisco, March 17.—The true
story of the tortures and privations en
dured by the crew of the sealing schooner
Mattie T. Dyer, which was wrecked
on the French Frigate coral reef on
February 22, was not known until the
castaways arrived here from Honolulu on
the cruiser Bennington. No lives were
lost in tbe disaster, but the seal hunters
Bay it was only a merciful dispensation of
Providence that prevented every one of
them from dying on the sea tinder a broil
ing sun of starvation and thirst. Six mem
bers of the crew spent eight days and nigh ts
in an open boat without a drop of water
and but six small cans of preserved fruit.
X Kay Discoveries
New YortK, March 17.—Several impor
tant discoveries have been made in connec
tion with the X rays by Stephen 11. Em
mens of this city, who claims to have suc
ceeded in obtaining the rays from the
ordinary sunbeam, and has taken excel
lent pictures therewith. He has also, he
believes, succeeded in reflecting the X
ray, whicli heretofore has been considered
impossible of reflection. This opens up a
remarkable field, for it means that the
rays can be concentrated and with proper
apparatus be used to produce photographs
instead of mere shadowgraphs.
Canadian Agitation
Windsor, Ont., March 17.—The agita
tion set agoing Dy the Independence of
Canada party is increasing. The most for
midable move thus far is the publication
over the signature of Alexander Le Forge,
in La Progress, the only French paper in
Western Ontario, of a statement which
concludes as follows: "Let all true Cana
dians who love their country join hands to
overthrow the corrupt oligarchy that has
betrayed them and change our government
for a colonial dependency to a free, pros
perous and independent Canadian re
public.
fianderson's Candidacy
WASHINGTON, March 17.—Ex-Senator
Manderson of Nebraska, referring to the
proposition of Mr Thurston relative to the
Nebraska delegation to St. Louis, says that
it simply places the cart before the horse.
"If 1 do not go into tbe convention with
my state behind me." be continued, "I will
have no status and will not be entered in
the race. As I have said before, whan my
state delegation sees an opportunity to
| make a nomination by supporting another
candidate it will be welcome to do so."
Italy Will Plght
Rome, March 18.—Premier Rudini an
nounced today that Italy would continue
the war in Africa and asked the deputies
j for a credit of 14,000,000 lire for cx
i penses. The credit asked for by the mar
quis was voted unanimously. Marquis.di
Hudini's statement regarding the new gov
ernment's policy in Africa has not pro
duced a good impression and is considered
pointless and indicative of an uncertain
policy. The comment of the press is mostly
unfavorable.
Fire at San Francises
San Francisco, March 17.—Fire broke
out tonight in the top story of the big brick
building occupied by Ames & Harris, deal
ers in twines and bags. The fire depart
ment soon had the blaze under control and
it is thought the loss will not exceed over
¥20,000.
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING-, MARCH 1», 1896.
REV. DR. BROWN CENSURED
A MILD AND GENTLE REPRIMAND ADMIN
ISTERED BY THE COUNCIL
Evidence Presented Declared Insufficient to
Prove the Charge ol Adultery, but His
Threats to Disgrace a Lamb of the plock
Were Very Naughty
Associated Press Special Wire.
San Francisco, March 17.—Dr. Brown
has been acquitted on the charges of im
morality and censured for unir.inisterial (
conduct. He considers himself vindicated.
The report of the Congregational council,
which has been in session for the past
three weeks trying the charges against Dr.
Brown, was made public tonight. After
reciting the reason for the calling of the
council the report says:
"We have reached the following conclu
sions :
"First—That all the charges, in our judg
ment, may be grouped under the two ques
tions: Did l!i>v. C. O. Brown commit
adultery with Mrs. M. A. Stockton or Miss
Martha Overman? Has he been guilty of
any conduct seriously affecting his minis
terial character?
Second—That touching the first of these
two questions wo are able to make answer
that the evidence before us does not sus
tain the charge of adultery with either
Mrs. Stockton or Miss Overman.
Third—That touching the question of un
ministerial conduct, we find in Dr. Brown
certain constitutional infirmities of temper
in the light of which his actions must be
judged and which to some extent modify
our opinion of his conduct so that in one
case where tho use of harsh and intimidat
ing language is charged against him an
apology followed so quickly that we do not
further notice it. In another case while
the menacing and intimidating language
used was not justified, it was the
speech of an angry man, but in the
case of a young lody of the purest
character and the highest worth who felt
herself threatened with a fearful charge
because she hau opposed tho pastor we
find his conduct to have violated all rules
which should control the actions of a gen
tleman and a Christian minister, and we
censure him for it. While we gladly re
cognize the kindly and manly words of ap
preciation and reparation offered by him
to the young lady in our midst, we should
he glad to add to this verdict that the var
ious facts in this case so far as ascertained
have not left a trace of suspicion in our
minds concerning the hitherto stainless
reputation of this honored minister of the
gospel. But we are regretfully compelled
to confess thai Dr. Brown's explanation
of the reasons in his mind for paying to
Mrs. Davidson the sum of $500 and agree
ing to pay the further buiii of $35 per
month for a series of years, all for the pur
pose of securing the silence of a supposed
Mrs. Baddin, is not altogether satisfactory
to us. And that Miss Overman's testimony
as to having changed certain letters, known
as the Overman-'i'unnell letters, which con
tained the chief incriminating elements of
this case, has been impaired seriously by
confessed falsehood previously told con
cerning the same matter, while a strange
and apparently significant absence from
the city of the receiver of the letters has
added to our embarrassment in our efforts
to ar certain the truth.
While we have felt compelled to con
demn the acts now specified in our broth
er's conduct, it is our hope and prayer that
the sharp lesson of recent months may be
taken to heart by him and that in conse
quence his future years may be more
fruitful than any iv the past. It ia especial
ly our earnest hope that in the' painful and
divided condition in which this experience
has left this loved and honored church,
both he and its members may be led to
such a fair understanding of their duty to
each other and to the divine Master that
the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace
may be preserved heie and in the whole
sisterhood of churches. (Signed)
J. K. McLkaN, Moderator.
Geoiige B. Hatch, Scribe.
Dr. Brown in commenting on the verdict
said, with reference to the censure, that
the unministerial conduct charged occurred
after the council bad been called and that
the council had no right to take up any
thing that occurred after this meeting had
commenced. With reference to his un
satisfactory explanation of the paying of
tlie money to Mrs. Davidson he said:
"The official stenographic report shows
to anyone who chooses to investigate that
I did not pay the $500 principally to se
cure the silence of any Mrs. lladden, but
rather to secure the indisputable evidence
upon which the real criminal might be
found and punished, and it is on the re
ceipt given by Mrs. Davidson that she this
day stands bound over to the superior
court for trial. This important fact the
council entirely overlooked."
Rev. Dr. McKenzie, the leading Presby
terian minister of this city, said Dr. Brown
has endurrd such physical strain as no
other man of this generation has ever en
dured, and that he fought the battle for
every minister of the gospel.
SOME STATE NOTES
A special from a Chinese camp in Tuo
lumne county says the M-year-old daughter
of Alex Keith, at Jacksonville, on the
Tuolumne river, was drowned yesterday.
A telegram from Coulterville. a mining
town of Mariposa county, says that 250
miners have been laid off by the closing
down of work on the properties of the Mer
ced Gold Mining company.
Governor Budd today issued a warrant
for the arrest of M. F. McCown on a
requisition from the governor of Oregon.
Met 'o» ii, who is nt present in the jail at
San Jose, is wanted in Oregon for seduc
tion.
Reports from Mare Island navy yard as
to the performance of the monitor Monad
nock on her trial trip are most gratifying
to the naval officials. With green firemen
and defective grate bars the engines de
veloped 22 10 horse power and the boat ran
II knots.
At Rocklin, Cal.. while attempting to
beat their way on the west bound over
land yesterday two unknown men were in
stantly killed by a light engine backing up
on an adjoining track. A key check found
on one of the bodies bore the name of G,
Jones, Denver.
Frank H. Dixon of San Diego has re
ceived his commission from Governor
Budd, appointing him a state harbor com
missioner of San Diego bay, vice J. H.
Barbour term expired. Mr. Dixon is in
terested in the new Southern California &
Salt Lake railroad of which he is secretary
and treasurer.
When J. W. Mitchell, worth $1,600,000.
died at Turlock in l*'.i4, he bequeathed
in trust $.",uOO each to Turlock and At
water public halls and the same amount to
the cities of Modesto and Merced for
library purposes. Mitchell also set apart
live acres for bis burial plot, upon which
was to be erected a $5000 mausoleum.
When the contract was let for the mauso
leum ;the attorney for the state found that
the above bequests were made less than
thirty days previous to the death of
Mitchell, which, under tho law, made
charitable bequests null and void. The
attorney for the stale claims that it is a
question about the cemetery plot being
also a charitable bequest and if so it is
null. Pending the settlement of the mat
ter, the erection of the mausoleum has
been stopped. The remains of the dead
millionaire are now in a vault at San
Francisco.
ALONG THE RAILROAD LINES
THE LOS ANGELES ROAD PROMISED SUP
PORT FROM SALT LAKE
President Donnellan ol the Stock and Mining
Exchange Points Out the Tremenoua Oood
to Follow the Building ol a Road to Tide,
water—Railroad Notes
Associated Press Special Wlra.
Salt Lake, March, 17.—Colonel W.
Donnellan, president of the stock and
mining exchange, addressed the associa
tion at a special meeting this afternoon on
the mineral resources of Utah, and inci
dentally touched upon the proposed rail
road from this city to the Pacific coast.
Upon the latter subject lie said: "Cer
tain gentlemen have undertaken the stu
pendous task of building a railroad south
west through St. George to Los Angeles,
thus placing Salt Lake on a great through
continental line to the Pacific coast, cor
recting the deficiencies in our railroad sit
uation and making this city a great rail
road center. This line will revive the lan
guishing settlements in die southern part
of the state, ft will pass through the rich
gold anil silver mines of Southwestern
Utah and Southeastern Nevada. It will
develop what is perhaps the most exten
sive range of iron known in the world and
will open immense coal fields. With the
railroad constructed to tide water at Los
Angeles, the entire Pacific coast of North
and South America, as well as the great
islands of the Paeilic and the oriental
countries can be supplied with coal and
the various products of iron and steel
from this section of our favored state.
"The sulphur deposits in Southern Utah,
which are among the most extensive in the
world, wilt also reach tide water over this
line at a low freight cost and will enable
its owners to compete with Sicilian and
Japanese sulphur in the world's trade for
that commodities.
"This line will bring Salt Lake within
800 miles of ocean transportation over a
railroad operated and controlled by I'tah
people, and must prove an important fac
tor in regulating tariffs over all lines seek
ing Utah business."
A resolution was adopted endorsing the
address and pledging the support of the
exchange in the construction of the road.
Within six weeks work will be com
menced on the railroad to Deep Creek. In
the same space of time all arrangements
for the first :>OO miles of the road to Los
Angeles, and it is confidently asserted that
work on this line will begin shortly after
ward.
COLORADO RATES
Chioaoo, March 17.—The Denver and
Rio Grande has uttered another emuhatic
protest against the action of the emigrant
clearing house in taking all the proportion
of the Colorado Midland from that hereto
fore allowed the Denver and Rio Grande in
tho westbound emigrant traffic. It claims
that tbe Union Pacific should have con
tributed a portion of the percentage al
lowed the Colorado Midland. It declares
that only two courses are left to it. One is
to put up with a gross violation of its
its rights, and the other is to leave the
clearing house entirely. It does not wish
to do either one, and makes a strong ap
peal for its rights before declaring what it
will do in the matter.
Western roads have agreed that summer
tourist rates from the Missouri river and
points west thereof, to Colorado common
points, shall be the same for the season of
1890 as for the season of 1895.
• LOCAL NOTES
George P. Miller, general counsel of the
Northern Paeilic railroad, is shortly ex
pected in town.
The Santa Fe will run a special train
from San Diego to Los Angeles on Wednes
day, March 25th.
U. K. Gregory, assistant general passen
ger agent of the Southern California rail
way, was at Lordsburg yesterday.
General Manager Kruttsclinitt and other
officers of the Southern Pacific are on
their way to El Paso. Changes, it is said,
may be looked for upon the return to San
Francisco.
The Sunset limited, the Southern Pacific
eastern fiver, will hereafter run weekly
instead of as heretofore, bi-weekly. The
limited will leave this city for the east on
Wednesdays, the return arriving here on
Saturdays.
AMONG THE PUGS
Oeorge Dixon Takes a Decision Over rtar
ahall ol Australia
Boston. March 17.—George Dixon of
Boston defeated Jerry Marshall of Aus
tralia in seven rounds at Music hall to
night. Marshall hurt his leg in the fifth
round, and felt unable to continue the
bout. The match was under the auspices
of the Prescott Athletic club and was the
star event of the season. More than 4000
people were present.
Dixon and his manager, Tom O'Rourke,
stepped into the ring at 0:50. immediately
followed by Marshall. Dixon weighed in
at 12014 pounds and Marshall UiO.
Round one opened with a rush and a
mix-up followed, after whicli Dixon started
in by playing for his opponent's wind,
whicli tactics he continued throughout the
several rounds.
In the second round Marshall got in a
left on the stomach; Dixon missed a swing
but quickly followed with a right-hand rib
roaster and sent Marshall down near the
rones with a left awing. Marshall scored
the right on the heart, and in the mixup
Dixon landed on body and face and got in
a savage uppercut.
In the lifth round Dixon rushed and
scored the left on the face: Marshall
reached the face hard with the right Both
men went at n rapid pace in a give and
take order, and in a slip Marshall strained
one of the ligaments in his leg and returned
to his corner lame.
In the seventh Dixon opened with a left
on the stomach. Marshall ducked cleverly
from a left swing, but appeared to have
lost his steam; brisk in-lighting followed.
Marshall slipped and Dixon rushed, when
Marshall again slipped and when the gong
Bounded he announced his inability to con
tinue. Marshall stood a great deal of pun
ishment, but it was evident from the first
round that Dixon was much the better
man.
Cincinnati, 0.. March 17.—Paddy
Smith, brother of Denver Ed Smith ond
victor over "Young Corbett," was defeated
by Australian Billy Murphy here tonight
before the Olympic club. In the tenth
round Smith was so groggy that the round
was cut short by a minute and Murphy
was given the fight. Murphy had both
hands broken.
San Pedro Harbor
Washington, March 17.—1t is expected
that tlie river and harbor bill will be re
ported to the house within a few days. It
is now understood that the bill will not, of
itself, appropriate inure than $10,000,000,
but will put a large number ot projects un
der the continuing contract system.
Among those whicli will no doubt be in
cluded in the measure, are contracts for
the improvement of the harbor at or near
Lob Angeles, by authorizing both San
Pedro harbor and Wilmington harbor to
be deepened, improvement of the Yuquina
bay in Oregon and Grays Harbor, Wash
ington.
The Convention Building
St. Lows, March 17.—Ground has been
broken for the convention auditorium at
the south end of the new city hall on Clark
avenue. A big force of men and twenty
teams were put to work today. All of the
subcontracts have been let.
KENTUCKY'S LEGISLATURE
ACCOMPLISHES NOTHING IN ITS SIXTY
DAYS OF EXCITED WRANGLING
Both Houses Ad|ourn Sine Die, Having Failed
to Elect a United States Senator and
Without Passing the Appropriation Bills
—An Extra Session Refused
Associated Press Special Wire.
Cincinnati, March 17.—The Commer
cial Gazette's special from Frankfort, Ky.,
says: The legislature adjourned tonight
ofter a sixty days' session. It failed to ac
complish the two important acts it hod be
fore it. the election of a United States sena
tor and the enactment of legislation to save
the state's financial reputation.
Governor Bradley has refused to order a
special session and tlie state is in a bad
way. The senate special committee
hacked down today and offered a report
that was bo mild, when the threats to un
seat the governor are considered, that even
the Democrats laughed.
In the house a resolution was passed de
nouncing the lawlessness and endorsing
Governor Bradley to the end, The troops
had dross parade tonight and leave to
morrow.
Lieutenant-Governor Worthington today
issued the call for a special election April
11th to fill the vacancy in the senate
caused by Senator Weissinger's death.
Senators Walton and James will resign to
morrow and the governor will order a spe
cial election, refusing to recognize their
expulsion by the senate.
The senate committee appointed to "in
vestigate" Governor Bradley and impeach j
him for usurpation of office, and impose
both fine and imprisonment, reported to
the senate this evening. The report rinds
that the military was not placed under the
control of any civil officer; that members
were prevented from entering the bouse:
that soldiers entered the senate chamber
while the senate was in session; that no
application was made by the jailer or
county judge for assistance; that the gov
ernor made no inquiry of either house as
to the situation, and that the object in
calling out the militia was to cast in the
joint assembly two votes and elect a sena
tor.
The committee, in closing its report,
says:
"Your committee, therefore, finds and
declares and recommends that by adop
tion of this report, the senate of Kentucky
declares that said use of the military
power of the commonwealth by the gov
ernor was unnecessary for the preserva
tion of peace or for any other lawful pur
pose; that said military force was not
used by the governor for the purpose of
preserving the peace, but was used solely
for partisan political purposes; that said
action of the governor was wholly without
warrant of law, and was and is now a fla
grant subversion of the civil authority by
the military power of the commonwealth."
By a vote of 19 to 14 the report was
adopted.
Senator Jones denounced the statements
in the report as absolutely false in point of
fact, and endorsed the governor. Lieuten
ant-Governor Worthington did likewise and
denounced the report,
i When the senate convened this evening
1 the Republicans, led by Deboe, made a
! fight to bring up tlie revenue bi'ls for con
sideration, but the Democrats prevented
legislation by filibustering. Senator Goebel
leading the fight. An effort was made to
unseat President Worthington and place
Senator Goebel in the chair, in order that
he might prevent any consideration of the
revenue bills, and it was only prevented
by the Republicans agreeing to allow the
senate to receive the report of the special
committee, and then the Democrats were
to assist the Republicans and take up the
revenue bills.
After the report of the special committee
was heard the Republicans again attempted
to bring up the revenue bills, but were pre
vented by the Democratic majority and the
senate adjourned sine die.
The house also adjourned sine die.
FRENCH JEALOUSY
The Proposed Soudan Campaign Looked Upon
With Grave Distrust
Paris, March 17.—The French govern
ment, up to this time, has not defined its
position towards the proposal to dispatch
an Egyptian expedition up the Nile. There
is reason to believe the proposal came as a
surprise to the French government. Next
to tbe sovereignty of Germany over Alsace-
Lorraine, probably tho greatest source of
; irritation known to French diplomacy is
i the British occupation of Egypt. The
J present movement on Great Britain's part
'iB doubly irritating, coming as a check to
I hopes which French statesmen had allowed
| themselves to entertain.
The first intimation came today of the
I probable course which France will take in
{ view of the new conditions in Egypt. A
I sensation has been caused by the an
nouncement made by M. Berthelot, minia
! ter of foreign affairs, in the cabinet meet-
I ing today that he had asked the British
ambassador, the marquis of DulTerin, for
information regarding the proposed ad
vance of British-Egyptian troops up the
Nile, and had pointed out to him the seri
ous consequences of such an advance. This
warning note may be preliminary to a
more decided step.
The action of the czar in conferring upon
Negus Menelik the military order of St.
George is considered as peremptory notice
that Russia has no sympathy with Great
Britain's plans for aiding and relieving the
Italians in Africa.
The apprehensions aroused in France by
a British campaign up the Nile extend
beyond Egypt, beyond Dongnla and Khar
toum, and into Central Africa and the
sources of the Nile, where French colonial
expansion has been as active or more act
ive than it has been in Tonking and
up the Mekong. The French expansion
threatens to absorb the valley of the Nile
! itself and to push on lo the borders of the
' Italian possessions in Ethiopia, thus form
j ing an obstruction between British Uganda
and Egypt, Great Britain has viewed these
| encroachments with impatience, and
; French observers do not fail to note that
even Liberal members of the British parlla
j nient express the belief that Lord Salis
i bury is looking to reoceupying the Soudan
' and opening a way to the British posses
! sions in South Africa.
MANAGUA CELEBRATES
The Leonlst Rebels Meet Bloody Defeats in
Several Battles
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Xarch 17.—The
city of .Managua is in a frenzy of excite
ment and rejoicing over the news received
of three great victories scored by the gov
ernment forces today over their opponents,
the Leonist rebels.
The city of Matapa was taken today bj
storm after two days hard fighting. The
capture was attended with terrible slaugh
ter. news from the scene placing the num
ber of killed at d wounded as high as KMC
men. Metapa was considered the stiong*
hold of the rebels and was relied upon bj
the insurgents to tall back upon as a las'
resort.
The town of Mora also succumbed todaj
to Zolaya'sarmß, with heavy rebel losses.
The troops supplied by the president o:
Honduras to assist President Zelaya an
doing active service and are in full con
trol down the western coast of the ocei
dental department. They have alread;
occupied Yiogocity north of Leon, and an
proceeding southward. They are expectet
to take Cbinadega tomorrow, which is nex
to Leon the largest rebel city in the re
ON AND AFTER APRIL IST THE HER
ALD will be delivered by carrier in
Los Angeles ahd surrounding towns for—
50 Cents per flonth
public. The old and new towns together
have a population of about 15,000 inhab
itants.
Managua has put on gala attire to cele
brate the news and bright colors are every
, where displayed to" the sound of much
cheering and drinkir g of healths.
NEW BATTLESHIPS
The Largest Naval Appropriation Made slnce
the War
WASHINGTON, March 17.—The naval ap
propriation bill for the next fiscal year will
contain the most liberal allowance for the
increase of the navy carried by any bill
since the war. Four battleships and fifteen
torpedo boats was the discussion of the
committee on the question of new vessels.
The Democrats fought hard today to se
cure six battleships, but the Republicans
stood well together and earned their point, i
The four battleships will be of 11,000 :
| tons each ami the cost is not to exceed
$3,750,000 each, exclusive of armament. :
Five of the torpedo boats are to have a t
speed of twenty-six knots and to cost with
in $850,000 each; the other ten are to have
a speed of twenty knots and their cost limit j
is $800,000 each.
Mr. Hilborn of California feels certain
that the Pacific coast will get its share of
the honors in the distribution, while Mr.
Meyer of Louisiana will try and have a ,
part of the torpedo fleet built on the Miss- .
is3ippi. The new craft will he built by con
tract, und the navy department is left free
to expend as much of the appropriations j
as it needs in the next fiscal year. The .
next largest provision for a new navy was
made in the fifty-first congress, when the
appropriation bill carried three battle
ships. ]
PALE AS DEAD MEN
Jackson and Walling Safely Landed In a Ken
tucky Jail
Cincinnati, March 17.—Jackson and ,
! Walling, indicted for the murder of Pearl
I Bryan, are in the Newport, Ky., jail to- ■
! night. John Bitzner, the jailer, has in
! creased the number of his guards and the j
I police of Newport have been instructed to ,
i exercise great vigilance. The prisoners .
| were first put in a sensitive cell, absolutely
: dark, in which were twenty telephone
transmitters. On a floor above were sten
ographers and other witnesses. So far as ,
hearing any communication between tbe ,
prisoners is concerned, it was a failure. ,
They evidently discovered that it was a ,
trap and maintained perfect silence.
Judge Helm announced that on next
Thursday the case would be called without
the presence of the prisoners, to enable at- ,
torneys to arrange for the regular hearing. ,
The general belief is that the trial will ,
begin next week, as the criminal court is ,
now in season. ,
In the trip to Kentucky the prisoners ,
were handcuffed to detectives—Walling to
Crim, and Jackson to McDermott. These
detectives say that both of them trembled |
like aspen leaves as they entered Newport. ,
All who saw them landed at the jail tes- ,
i tify that their faces were pale as those of
dead men.
ARMENIAN NEED ,
John Wanamaker Says the Condition Is (
Appalling—Aid Asked
PiiiLAnrxpiiiA, Pa., March 17.—The fol
! lowing cablegram from John Wanamaker
, has been received: Philopolis, March 15. ,
i—l am convinced the necessity is oppall
i ing. Calls for relief ate extiemely urgent.
| Highly approve your methods of distribu-
I lion through Mr. Peet. Remit generously
; and promptly, directly to him.
Wanamaker.
Mr. Wanamaker sailed for Europe in
i January, and the citizens' permanent re
' lief committee of this city, which has thus
; far collected and distributed $ 10,000, ar
i ranged that during his stay in Constauti
\ nople he should inquire into the Armenian
situation and the committee's plans for the
! relief of the sufferers and give the com- ,
| notice tlie benefit of bis conclusions, and
the cablegram quoted above is the result.
The moneys collected for Armenia are
j remitted to Mr. Peet in Constantinople,
j the treasurer of a relief committee organ
' Ized months ago. Associated with the
' same committee is Mr. Dwight. Both of
I these men are Americans, long residents
| in Turkey.
| NOTES FROM OVER THE SEAS
During the recent snow storms in tbe
; province of Orel, Russia, 130 persons
were frozen to death in one night.
In tho Italian of chamber deputies yester
; day, the new premier, Marquis di Rudini,
| announced that the government would con
, tinue hostilities in Abyssinia until peace
I could be concluded on honorable terms,
; agreeable to Italy.
Sir H. H. Kitchener, the brigadier gen
eral in command of the Fgyptian forces,
has been definitely appointed to command
the British-Egyptian expedition whicli will
| advance on April 1 ou Wady-Haifa up
! the Nile and toward Dongola. Slatin
Pasha, formerly an officer of the Austrian
i and Egyption armies, and who recently
escaped from Ondurman after having been
nearly seventeen years in captivity in the
Soudan, will take part in the campaign.
The examination of Dr. L. S. Jameson,
raider of the Transvaal, and fourteen com
■ panions, was resumed yesterday at Lon
don. Trooper Hill of the Matabelaland
1 mounted police, testified to hearing Jame
; son make a speech at Pit6ani. Jameson
| told the troopers they were going to Jo
hannesburg to protect English women and
i children whose lives were in danger.
I Jameson said he hoped there would be no
fighting, but if there was, "We will fight."
Watching the liners
| Sacramento, March 17.—The executive
] committee of the State Anti-Debris associ
{ ation met today in this city. Manager
Phipps stated that considerable hydraulic
mining was reported to be going on on the
North Fork of the American river. Samples
j of water were submitted showing the con
| dition of the streams visited as to debris.
William Johnston reported the result of
his trip to Washington, L>. C, in behalf of
I river improvement. He thought chances
were small for any appropriation this ses
sion, but he thought that congress would
• provide a board of engineers to examine
: into the rivers with a view to their perma
nent improvement.
The New Canal Company
I New Ye rk, March 17.—Mr. William
i Nelson Cromwell, the American counsel of
j the New Panama Canal company of Paris,
j referring to recent statements to the effect
: that a consolidation of the Nicaragua aud
I Panama companies had been agreed upon
lor was under negotiations, made the fol
| lowing statement: "I have just filed with
] Secretary of Mate Olney a formal declara
tion that there does not exist nor is there
! in contemplation any agreement, arrauge
; inent or plan for the consolidnion or ac-
I quisition of the Panama company with the
Nicaragua company."
Satotli's Successor
, Niw York, March 18.—The Advertiser
. | says: Cardinal Satolli will Bay farewell to
. I America forever and sail for Rome early
,j in May. Tbe man who in all probability
. > will succeed the cardinal is already here.
He is Archbishop Averardi, titular of the
ancient see of Tarsus, in Asia Minor, and
is one of the ablest of the younger digni
taries who have tiie ear of the pope.
The Painters' Strike
', San Francisco, March 17.—The boss
. painters have decided not to accede to the
. demand of their striking employes and v
r bitter fight is now on. The strikers
t threaten that if an attempt is made to
[ employ non-union men in their places a
t general strike of all the building trades
. will result.
CITY PRICH, PER SINO.LECOPV, j CENTS
ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 CENTS
BIMETALLISM IN BRITAIN
ENGLAND WILL NOT DEPART PROM THE
SINGLE GOLD STANDARD
Under the Present System the Country M
Singularly Prosperous. Wealth la Well
Diffused and Wagea High-No Reason te
Change the Standard
Associated Press Special Wire.
London, March 17.- -It is stated that th*
government will support the Whiteley bi
metallic motion,with tlie qualification thai
the government does not intend to depart
in the slightest degree from the gold stand*
ard.
The motion of Mr. Whiteley recited that
it is the opinion of the house that the insta
liility in the relative value of gold and sil
ver since the action of the Latin union in
187:1 has proved injurious to the busineaa
interests of the country, and it urges upon
the government the advisability that they
do their utmost to secure an international
agreement.
The chancellor of the exchequer. Sir
William Hicks Beach, said that although
bimetallism ia involved ill the motion, its
adoption by the house did not necessarily
involve the adoption of the bimetallic sys
tem by the United Kingdom.
In regard to the ratio, Sir Michael said ha
had beon told the United States would
probably desire 15}, or 10 to 1, but in
view of the present price of silver it seemed
to him that such a ratio was absolutely dis
honest to creditors and would simply
mean a financial panic with possibly
disastrous effects to the credit of
the country, f f the ratio were based on
the market values of the metals he could
not see how it would warrant the extrava
gant hopes of the bimetallists, for tha
agreement would be liable to be broken in
the event of political convulsions or wars
and the eiTect of such doubt in its perma
nence would militate against its success.
Nothing more important to Great Britain!
could be conceived than the extreme dan
ger of altering tiie currency. Great Brit
ain under the goltl standard, instead of be
ing ruined, was singularly prosperous.
Wealth was more generally diffused among
the working classes, and higher wagea
were being paid than ever before. No>
country in the history of the world, tha
speaker asserted, was ever in a better po
sition to bear an enormous load of taxa
tion with less discomfort. Therefore, ha
saw nothing to justify altering Great Brit
ain's currency system.
The chancellor of the exchequer admit*
ted. however, that there was depression ia
husbandry and cotton industry. But ha
claimed the fact was that the fall in the
price of nearly every article was due to*
foreign competition which was due to an
increase in production and a more effect
ive use of capital, owing to a wider system
of credit anrl the use of the telegraph, and
lastly to tlie vast extension of the railroada
of the world and the improvements in tha
mercantile marine.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach also said that
while aJmitting the evils to India conse
quent upon the fall in the price of the ru
pee, he pointed out that the other goid'us
ing parts of tbe empire must be considered*
The government was willing and anxioua
to enter into an international conference
or upon negotiations, but it was not pre
pared to abandon ttie gold standard for tha
United Kingdom. Some of his colleagues,
like Mr. Balfour, the first lord of the
treasury, did not agree with these views,
but they were all agreed that they were not
justified in proposing or accepting a change
in the gold standard of the united kingdom.
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, who was
chancellor of the exchequer in the late
liberal cabinet, and who is now the opposi
tion leader in the house of commons, re
plied.
Notions in parliament, he said, were be
coming less bimetallic every year. Sir
Michael Hicks-Beaelrs statement, he said,
was worthy of his position and will be
understood in Germany as well as in
America. It was not creditable that there
should be any doubt regarding England's
views on this subject. In his opinion the
resolution of Mr. Whitely was the euthan
asia of bimetallism.
Mr. Arthur Balfour, the first lord of tha
treasury, whose strong sentiment in favor 3
of bimetallism is well known, replied to
Sir William Harcourt, expressing vhis sen
timent and saying nothing could persuade
him that it was in conformity with civiliza
tion and common sense that we should
tolerate the present inconvenient and
ruinctiH system. .Mr. Balfour admitted
however, that it was absolutely impossible
to force upon the commercial and banking
class a form of currency which they dis
trusted and were not prepared to accept;
but. in his judgment, the whole trend of
civilized opinion was in the direction of tha
double standard.
Mr. Whitely's resolution was then
adopted without a division.
FLASHES FROM THE WIRES
The bill as amended by the committee
excludes all males between the ages of Ift
antl HO wiio are not able to read and write
English or some other language.
The house committee on public lands to
day ordered a favorable report on the bill
to give California 5 per cent of the pro
ceeds of public lands for school purposes.
Edwin F. Uhl, the United States ambas
sador to ' lermany, sailed from New York
on the steamer Saale for Bremen yester
day. He was accompanied by Mrs. Uhl
and tho children.
The feature of the Derby betting has
been the appearance in the lists of backers
of Mr. Richard Croker's Mont auk yester
day. Ho was backed to win :>.i0.000 with
odds of fifty to one.
Tiie Third Kansas congressional district
Republican convention today renominated
Congressman Kirkpatrick and c ected
delegates to the St. Loins convention. The
delegates were instructed for McKinley.
The bouse committee on immigration
yesterday made a favorable report on Rep
resentative Stone's immigration bill. The
report provides that no alien shall be ad
mitted to the United States without a cer
tificate of the United States consul to the
country from whicli he hails, that he is
eligible.
The senate committee on finance yester
; day authorized favorable report on the
I house bill amending section U'255 of the
I revised statutes so as to extend the ex
emption in the matter of tax on brandy to
i the manufacturers of brandy matte from
. pears, pineapples, oranges, apricots and
berries. It now applies only to brandy
: made from apples, peaches anil grapes.
Officers of the steamer Horsa, recently
j convicted of carrying an armed expedition
!of Cuban insurgents, were yesterday sen
i tenced by Judge Butler of the United
I States district court as follows: Captain
J. S. Wiborg, a year und four months in
the penitentiary, and to pay a fine of $300
and costs; Mate Jens P. Peterson and
Hans Johansen,eight months in the county
prison and to pay a line of $100 and cost*
each.
The shortage of Treasurer Orr, who was
recently dropped from the employ of th*
insane asylum at Stockton, has not been
paid aud the directors are trying «o bring
the matter to a head. The matter is $ 10,
--000. Attorney Louttit, representing th*
directors, wrote the attorney-general fof
authority to proceed in the matter against
the bondsmen. The attorney-general hag
not had official notice. He will get it*l
once.

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