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Double Sheet 1 i _ TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 124. , AMUSEMENTS J j[os Angeles Theater _ fc^^M**^ TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT Sahara's tyammoth Coforzd .... B Tu^.° f 11l "I* ■■MATJOItAL jj Bastard Dancers, Ruck nnd |) STREET PAKADM S| Camp Meeting. Wing Dancers. ijl AT 11:30 A.M. (\ Concert Orchestra. Seats now on sale. Price* 2'xs, 50c, 7.1 c, $1.00. Telephone Main 70. NEXT ATTRACTION—The Funniest of Them AII—FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MATINF.K AND NIGHT, RICH ,t HARRIS' Parte*! Production "t John J. McNally's Urcatcst Com edy Success. . . Courted Snto Court The Perfect Cast of Farceurs Include. or*«/<rr and foAn C. Slice And a supporting company of Comedy Players never duplicated. Seats now on sale. Prices, 26e, 50c, 75c ami $1.00. —KXTRA—THE LOS ANGELES THEATER—EXTRA— reappearance ofTitE . , Original ffiostonians • • All the old favorites. FEBRUARY 7, 8, 9 and 10. Wednesday Matinee. REPERTOIRE-Monday,Tuesday ntehip, Wednesday matt-iec.Thursday night, Victor Hurbert's Greatest Light Opera, THE HEHENAOE Wednesday night, ItolUN HOOD Sale ot scats and boxes begins Thursday, Feb. ' Telephone Main 70, m . Los Angoies' Society Vaudeville Theater &omyht Vonight VwVmMbVVMI I'r Ihe l"ka, T Eccentric Vocalists! Barney nnd Russell, Novelty Character Skelch Artiste: Maude Bead Price, Double-voiced Voeallt and Monologue Enter tainer; Dan— Crlmmlns and Gore— Rosa, "Want are Ihe Wild \Vavc« Saylntr"; last week of: Mile. Hombe'lo Novelty Sand Painter; Farnura Bros., Acrobats; Big Hit and last week of Patrice and Her Company in A New dear's Dream. PRICKS NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Scats 2A and 60 eentll Gallery, 10 cents. Regular Matinees, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Mala 1117. Burbank Theater ,OH!i,: - M ™* eT - The only theater In the city with heating lacllltlcs. & n artn"wwk ry &ne Citefords Bapportlng <ff} iss J asste Tforion l * T, !^ M K F iuM D PH AMATIC . . Uhe Stowaway . . THE ACME OF BTAGE MECHANISM. 11l THE FULL-RIGGED RACING YACHT. SEETHE OBKAT WAFF. CRACKING HCF.NK, Price—lV, •■!.»•, :r<c, ,'iOe. Phone Mam 1271 _ _ _ _ mm ■ . _ KMsssswsswsaasswasssswsssswwa Qallfornla Limited Via Santa Je Z/ioiete \ Leaves Los Angeles...B:oo a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday Other Leaves Pasadena 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday ; Arrive Kansas City 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday $ 2?aj/ i Arrive St. Louis 7:00 a.m. Wednesday; Friday and Monday | " ; Arrive ChicaßO 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Monday L. LL . tuiuiuuiiMiummii' This splendid train lsfor first-class travel only, but there Is no extra charge beyond the regular ticket and sleeping-car rate. Dinning cars serve breakfast leaving Los Angelos. Yestibuled and electric lighted. All the luxuries of modern travel. Jfite~ Shaped 7Jrack..> DONE IN A DAY ON THE TUESDAY SPECIAL In addition to the regular train service the Santa Fe runs on every Tuesday a special express train, taking In Redlands. Riverside and the beauties ot Santa Ana Canyon. Leaves Lis Angeles in: leaves Pasadcca at 9:23 a. m. Returning arrives at Los Angeles at ti 129 p.m., Pasadena t>:so p. m., giving two hours stop at both Hollands and Riverside. y, /). .. /% ON THIS TRAIN AFFORDS PLEASANT One Uoservarton Var OPPORTUNITY for seeing the sights San WDiego ana* Coronado SSeach ...T THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE WORLD Two dally trains, carrying parlor cars, make the ran In about four hours from Los Angeles, Snd on Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday nights the Coronado Special will run. The ride ls ellghtfut, carrying you for seventy miles along the Pacific Ocean beach. Santa Fe Route Office, 200 Sprint; St., corner of Second. The Inside Track "s" s -J^>»»- I 3J> IOSANtEItJ SHORB <*>POMONA RtDLANO?!*. Z _/ Southern !Pacific Company TO REDLANDS, RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO Through Pomona and Ontario, and passing the Old San Gabriel Mission. Extensive Orange Groves and Orchards and Beautiful Mountain Scenery. ...St's the Cast/ 71/ ay to See California... TICKET OFFICE, 229 South Spring Street. ostr.cn Farm . • South Pasadena .. Tfearly WO Sty antic &/rds of Jiti jfyes OPEN DAILY TO VISITORS—TIPS, PLUMES, BOAS AND CAPES FOR SALE DIRECT FROM THE PRODUCERS X B —We hare no agency ln Lob Angeles and have for sale the only genuine California nath'nm tin t K I Mr-""- Tl '» """" > PBrfll? r ' ll ''' ""sent to send East. _ . £trlctly First-Class ...jfcotei Westminster... Refurnished and Rebuilt. American and European Plan. Steam Heat in every room. F. O. JOHNSON, Prop. | ■ ■...I. u-ll Spring Street, between 2nd and :)rd Streets [MUSIC nttll — Next to the Los Angeles Theater TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. Ist. at 3:31, First Popular Concert Given by . . LOS ANOKI.ES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA —Harley Hamilton. Conductor . . Tickets, 25 cents. On sale at Music stores DYING FROM HUNGER WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF FOOD NEAR AT HAND Horrible Suffering Among Cod Banks Fishermen Penned in by the Arctic Ice Floes NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—The Red Cross Line steamship Portia arrived today, four days overdue, from St. Johns, N. F.. and Halifax, after a desperate encounter with pack Ice off the Newfoundland coast, and with a harrowing tale of bliz zards and destitution in the coaßt sec tion of that country. Hundreds of men, women and children dead and dying from exposure and star vation, with abundance close by, and hundreds more threatened with a like fate, are the conditions reported by the Portia. The Portia was penned in In huge Arc - tic floes, in plain sight of St. Johns, un able to move. She managed to escape by the merest accident. Many other craft, several of them relief vessels, sent by the Canadian government to succor destitute fishermen, had to abandon their errands of mercy and return to St. > Johns, where they were still in the Ice when the Portia struggled into clear water. Close to where the Portia lay, the big steamship Virginia was locked tight. She had been sent north by the Canadian government with food for the starving fishermen, but a short distance up the coast she found the route securely block ed and was forced to return to port to prevent being Ice-bound all winter, be fore her departure, news had reached St. Johns that unless assistance was promptly dispatched the unfortunate inhabitants would be beyond relief. Among the detained fleet at St. Johns were a dozen or more sailing vessels, loaded with codfish for England and Brazil. The city of St. Johns was In a terrible condition on account of the blizzard. The streets were rendered impassable, the railroads suspended work and the poor were suffering through hunger and cold. Prices of food had advanced until they were beyond the reach of the poor. When the Portia was working her way out to sea. sne was closely followed by the bark Flora, and these two vessels were the oniy ones that succeeded in leaving St. Johns. Several miles off Share, the Portia passed the steamer Grandland, fast in the Ice and In a perilous condition. The steamer Virginia was released from her perilous position after the de parture of the Portia from St. Johns, and the position of the rest of the distressed fleet has been reported by telegraph, to be relieved, THE HERALD RUCKER'S REPORTS On the Plans Prepared for Alaskan Relief "HE'S NOT STUCK ON HIS JOB" AND WOULD PREFER TO RENT A RAILROAD Reports Received of New Strikes Along the Big Salmon River. The Rush Continues Associated Press Special Wire WABHINGTQN, Jan. 31.—The war de partment has received advices from its ngent at Dyea, Major L. H. Kucker, Fourth cavalry. He reports at length upon the plans he has prepared for the relief parties to be sent out by the gov ernment. He says that it will require 115 mules and 130 Juneau sleds to trans port 120 tons of supplies into Lake Le- Barge ready to send down the Yukon river to Dawson when the Ice will per mit. He proposes to divide the route into three sections. The major has worked out all the details of the expe dition, but while submitting them ac cording to his instructions he adds that he recommends strongly that the gov ernment contract with one of the rail way companies to take the supplies. One at least of these roads will be open by the time supplies reach Dawson City, he says, and he incloses an offer from one crossing the Chllkoot pass to take 150 tons or more of supplies for lGVfc cents per pound, delivered at Lake Linde man. A telegram was received at the war department today from E. H. Wells, a newspaper man who has just arrived at Seattle from the Klondike, saying that he has with him the long expected re port from Captain Kay to the secretary of war, which he was charged to place in the hands of the secretary himself. Captain Ray was at Fort Yukon when he sent his report on December 20th last. Inasmuch as the department utticials who are charged with the preparations for the government relief expeditions are very anxious to secure such infor mation as Captain Ray has, without waiting lot Mr. Web* to flake the trip ucross the continent, he was tele graphed by Acting Secretary Melkeljohn to place all the dispatches for the war department In the hands of Oen. Mer rlam, commanding at Vancouver bar racks. The general has been instructed to open the report and telegraph such points as may be necessary for the in formation of the department. TRAFFIC AND RATES CHICAGO, Jan. 31.—After all the talk that has been made over the meeting of the western roads to be held tomorrow for the purpose of the consideration of the rates and arrangements for Alaska business, the Canadian Pacific has an nounced that it will not be represented at the meeting. It declared today that all the demoralization that exists in the Klondike business is the fault of the large and unauthorized commissions that are being paid by the western roads and the low rates made by those lines and their eastern connections. There is no necessity for a meeting, according to the Canadian Pacific, and it declared plainly that if the western, roads would change their tactics there would be no trouble over the rates to Alaska. The transcontinental passenger offi cers report the heaviest business they have known for many years in the ab sence of any special attraction on the Pacific coast to draw the crowds. Some of the roads report that all their sleeping car space has been engaged un til the middle of March. The southern roads are naturally getting the larger share of the business, but the northern roads have the Klondike business to off set it and they have, they say, all they could expect at this time of the year. NEW STRIKES REPORTED PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Jan. 31.— The only story of a new strike of gold In Alaska brought down on the Al-Kl was to the effect that prospectors on the Big Salmon were enthusiastic over what they are taking out, but no definite state ment could be had. Hunker creek con tinues good, every claim that has been prospected proving very rich. STEAMERS SAILING TACOMA, Jan. 31.—The steamer Rosa lie cleared tonight for Dyea and Skag uay wdth 185 passengers and 200 tons of freight. Port Townsend.—The steamer Chll koot, en route from Portland to Alaska, arrived here today. TWO HUNDRED MORE SEATTLE, Jan. 31.—Two steamers sailed tonight for Alaska, the Protec tion and Rosalie. The former had thirty two passengers and the Rosalie 175. A NEW YORK PARTY NEW YORK. Jan. 31.—Sixty men with $500 each and provisions enough to last them for nine months will leave this city on Thursday for the Klondike. They will travel by rail as far as Seattle and then take a ship for Juneau. The party is composed of Germans and ls known as the Peter Sehrammen Klondike party. SOUND ADVICE BUFFALO, N. Y„ Jan. 31.—Wm. Ogll vie, the Canadian surveyor, was in Buf falo today. Being asked as to when he would advise Americans to set out for the Klondike. Mr. Ogllvlesald: "Parties Btarting March, Ist to 20th will get to the digglns about as soon as those start ing now. The middle of May ls the ear liest time they can reach Dawson City. I would advise them to go by the Dyea or White pass route at present. That xoute takes them there in the shortest LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 1898 time and at the least expense of physical force and money." To Test the Legality of the Bland- Allison Act DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 31.—A friendly suit in chancery was begun today in the circuit court at Pontiac to determine >the constitutionality of the Bland- Allison silver act of 1878. Stephen iiald wdn, a Detroit capitalist, purchased some land upon which there is a mortgage held by Fred A. Baker, chuirman of the Democratic state central committee. Mr. Baldwin tendered 364 silver dollars in payment of the amount due on the mortgage. Mr. Baker declined to accept silver dollars unless enough of them were tendered to equal, at the present bullion value of silver, 3114 gold dollars. Accordingly suit was begun to obtain a decree compelling Chairman Baker to cancel the mortgage and accept the ten der made. Ex-Co3gressman Timothy E. Tarsney Is complainant's attorney, and all the parties are prominent silver men and will carry the case to the United States supreme court in any event. Harbor Commissioner Colnon Charged With Crookedness SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 31.—The pay ment of bribes to Harbor Commissioner Colnon was charged today In the super ior court In the case of Samuel C. Irving against the board of state harbor com missioners. It was alleged that Darby, Laydon & Co., who have received con tracts from the board, gave Colnon money. The books of that firm were ex amined, as it was stated that they would support the assertion. No proof was discovered concerning Colnon, but entries as to the payment of cash to Willam Peterson, who was the board's superintendent of repairs until last year, were found. John A. Townley, a former bookkeeper for Darby, Laydon & Co., was the wit ness who pointed to these entries and searched for others that might impli cate members of the board. He will take the stand again tomorrow. SAN JOSE, Jan. 31. —Lun (.'hung, a mem ber of the Hip Sing Tong, met Ills death In Chinatown this afternoon at 5:30 oclock under circumstances which point to mur der. He was found dead In a joint With a bullet hole in his heart. Four other Chinamen who lived in the place told the officers that he was killed by accident, a revolver which he carried having been exploded as he arose from a bunk. As no powder marks were found on Ills clothing, and as the four men belong to an opposi tion tong, the Yung U'uh, the police be lieve that he was murdered. An Investi gation is in progress. Sacramento's New Chief SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31.—The city board of trustees tonight unanimously confirmed the nomination by Mayor Land of Thomas Dwyer for chief of police, vice M. 1.. Drew, term eynlred. The confirmation was re ceived with loud applause by the specta tors, Dwyer being a very populur young man, and It being the general opinion that he will make a very efficient chief. The appointment of R. W. Ash for police cap tain was refused confirmation. James Touhey's nomination for superintendent of streets was also unanimously confirmed. An Alameda Pioneer ALAMEDA, Cal., Jan. 31.—Theodore Meetz. a prominent pioneer, died today of blood poisoning, caused by the work of a chiropodist. Mr. Meetz was born In Ger many in IS2B. He came to California on the sailing vessel Reform, arriving In San Francisco October 12, 1549. He worked at his trade as a painter for a time, and then went to the mines and accumulated a snug fortune. He founded the San Francisco Stock brewery and built the Oakland and Piedmont railway. eOLI'MBI'S, Jan. 31.—The investigation Into the alleged attempt to bribe Repre sentative Otis to vote for Senator Hannu during the late senatorial contest is rapid ly drawing to an end. The committee held a brief session after the senate adjourned this evening. Only one witness was ex amined, and the crowd of spectators which hud gathered was somewhat disappointed. It is believed the committee will complete Its work fills week. ST. AUGI'STINE, Fla., Jan. 31.—Henry Qoettell, a German baker, after making a confession to the sheriff to the effect that Herman BreetS and himself had wrecked • i passenger train near Rivera, on the Flor ida coast, last Tuesday night, committed suicide by hanging himself with a towel In the jail early this morning. BreetS, who occupied the same cell, also attempted to kill himself, but was unsuccessful. SACRAMENTO. Jan. 31.—A coroner's jury tonight listened to the evidence In the evidence in the case of Look Ah Won, who on January 21st was murdered by high binders, and brought in a verdict that the deceased came to his death at the hands of Sam Ah Goon or Lee Goon Duck. The accused are ln jail and will be tried for murder. Griggs Resigns TRENTON. N. J.. Jan. 31.—Governor Griggs sent to both houses of the legis lature tonight a communication giving no tice that he had filed his resignation with the secretary of state, to take effect at midnight. The two houses then passed a resolution providing that President Voor heis of the senate should take the oath of off-ce as acting governor tomorrow. BERLIN. Jan. 31.—Emperor William, it is reported, has pardoned Herr Trojan, editor of the Kladderadatsch. who was sentenced a few days ago to two months' Imprisonment In a fortress for lese majeste In cartooning the emperor. CITY OF MKXICO, Jan. 31.—El Mundo (newspaper) announces that the gold pro duction of Mexico for the last year was $8,801,8211, a gain of more than $800,000 over 189 C, and of more than $2,000,000 over 1890. BERNE, Jan. 31.—The village of Ran dogne. ln the canton of Valals, has been burned to the ground. A woman and two children perished in the flames. The dis aster has caused great distress. NEW YORK. Jan. 31.—The United States hoard of general appraisers decided today that a trade mark is not a decoration and must not be considered as such ln the Im position of duties. A TENDER OF SILVER A BRIBERY CASE Probably Murder The Hanna Bribery Penitent Criminals A Highbinder Murder Herr Trojan Pardoned Mexican Gold A Swiss Village Burned Not an Ornament RUSSIA'S MENACE A War With England Is Inevitable UNLESS SHE ACQUIESCES IN THE RUSSIAN POLICY IN CHINA According to Semi-Official Interviews the Bear Throws Down the Gauntlet to the Lion Associated Press Special Wire NEW YORK, Fel). I.—A dispatch to the Herald from London says: There is a startling dispatch In the Dally Telegraph today from St. Peters burg. This paper's correspondent there has interviews with a flglSßian admiral, now chief of a squadron, and with an eminent Russian diplomatist. Their declarations, therefore, if true, have semi-official weight. Practically the declarations It contains amount to a menace on the part of Russia toward England and unless England chooses to acquiesce In the policy being pursued by Russia in the far east, war Is inevitable. The dispatch is: "St. Petersburg, Jan. 29.—1 have had a conversation with a Russian admiral who has been appointed to the post of chief of a squadron, concerning the sit uation In the far east. This officer, In the course of his remarks, said: " 'Nearly the whole of the marine forces of Russia will be dispatched to the far east, for It Is necessary for Russia to place herself In a position of naval strength In Chinese waters equal to that of Great Britain. Russia will not permit the opening of a new port either at Port Arthur or at the Talien. We shall soon see that Germany will say the same thing with regard to Kiao Ohau and the Bay of Samsah, while France will prevent the opening of the Siam gulf and Nankin as free ports. Russia, France and Germany will per mit no European power to carry out any such attempt against their interests up on the pretext of encouraging Chlno- European trade, for under that condi tion the power in question would be come the real mistress of China, direct ing both her politics and her finances.' "I also called upon a celebrated Rus sian diplomatist, who said: 'The condi tions of the loan of £12,000,000, which Great Britain has offered to the Chinese government are directed principally against the Interests of Russia and France, and for this reason our embas sador at Pekln will, together with his French colleague, struggle to prevent HARBOR SPECIFICATIONS ARE EVIDENTLY DRAWN ON LINES SUGGESTED BY COLLIS P. HUNTINGTON Failure to Appropriate Funds Kills the Project, and an In tention Is Shown to Omit San Pedro From the River and Harbor Bill ♦ SPECIAL TO THE HERALD *■ ♦ WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—Representative Barlow today uncover S »• •*- state of affairs In the house of representatives, which indicates thai ♦ > Huntington and his agents have not relaxed their efforts to defeai the ♦ •*■ construction of the breakwater at San Pedro. Mr. Barlow's attention ♦ was called to the last clause in the specifications for harbor work. This -f •*- provides that if no appropriation Is made for this work for the fiscal year ♦ ♦ ending June 30, 1899. any contracts entered into shall be null and void. ♦ ♦ Mr. Barlow secured copies of the sptcifleations for other public work of ♦ •♦■ similar character and found that in none of them had such a clause been ♦ ♦ inserted. . ♦ ♦ It began to look as if Huntington and his agents had again secured + ♦ means of blocking the will of the ptople of California and of the harbor ♦ ♦ commission. ♦ ♦ In order to allay his suspicions, h called on Chairman Cannon of the + •*• house committee on appropriations. He stated his case and asked what ♦ ♦ had been done in the preparation of the sundry civil bill toward making > + an appropriation for the work. Cannon, with a supercilious air, said: ♦ •♦■ "We will follow the recommendation of the secretary of the treasury In -f ♦ his book of estimates, as far as the exigencies of the case will allow." -f ♦ "But," said Mr. Barlow, "this appropriation is of more than ordinary ♦ ♦ importance. If it is not carried in this bill, we will not have an oppor- ♦ ♦tunity to start the breakwater until 1900. The appropriation must be ♦ ♦ made at this session, or contracts now made will he of no account what- ♦ •♦• ever, and the labor of preparation of specifications and drawings and the ♦ ♦ cost of advertising for proposals will be lost." + ♦ He made just about as much impression on Cannon as if he had -f -*• thrown paper pellets against a stone wall. Cannon reiterated his state- ♦ ♦ ment that if the exigencies of the case required It, an appropriation would -f ♦ be carried In the bill. -*- The secretary of the treasury, in his estimates. Includes an item of ♦ ♦ $400,000 for San Pedro harbor. Cannon can. therefore, have no excuse ♦ ♦ for leaving it out of the bill. It has been recommended, and Barlow has ♦ •*• called his attention to the fact that the exigencies of the case do require -f ♦ it, so that any failure to include It will have a fishy look, to say the least. ♦ -f Barlow then prepared a resolution calling on the secretary of war -f ♦ for his reasons for inserting the obnoxious clause ln the specifications. ♦ ♦ It is the custom to let these resolutions of Inquiry go through with- ♦ ♦ out any question, but he encountered a cold rebuff when he approached 4> ♦ Speaker Reed. Reed Bat upon him flatly, refused to recognize him, and ♦ ♦ Barlow left the speaker's room In disgust. He will not give up, but will -f ♦ call other California members to his aid and try to secure the passage of ♦ •♦• the resolution tomorrow. He recognizes the fact that he must act ♦ •♦• quickly, if anything is to be done In the house, for Chairman Cannon in- -f ♦ timated that the bill would be ready to report to the house in about ten ♦ •*- days. ♦ ■f Barlow says that he will have that San Pedro item in the bill, or -f ♦ something will drop. If necessary, the matter will be fully aired on the ♦ -f floor of the house, and explanations will be ln order. -f !+ + + ,4* ++.f + + +-f + ♦♦♦ + INDEX TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS Frightful suffering among fisher men penned in by ice floes on the north Atlantic coast. A brief history of the life of General and Governor Plaisted of Maine, dead at 70 years of age. English vesels leave Port Arthur; the action regarded at Peking as sui cidal and incredible. A little rain is falling ln the north ern portion of the state and the people are praying for more. Senator Morgan believes that the Nicaraguan canal prospects were nev er so bright as at present. The New York senators pass a reso lution requesting such interferenca in Cuban affairs as will restore peace. St. Petersburg officials believe that war is inevitable unless Great Brit ain acquiesces in Russian policy in China. The Union Pacific receivership ended and the new company assumed charge at midnight; enormous invest ment in railroad securities during De cember. Major Rucker has plans prepared for the Alaskan relief party, but he wishes the government would hire a railroad company to take the supplies in; new strikes reported; the rush con tinues. The house debates the Teller resolu tion calling for the payment of govern ment bonds in silver, and buries the measure under an adverse majority of fifty; the senate passes two of the big appropriation bils. Specifications for the construction of the breakwater at San Pedro are so drawn as to defeat the project in case no appropriation is made during the present session of congress; Congress man Barlow unearths a scheme where by San Pedro is to be omitted from the river and harbor bill. China from accepting the British over tures. By the opening of Talten-Wan as a free port, the value of Port Arthur as a naval station would be diminished. In the spring Great Britain will no long er occupy herself with the Chinese ques tion and will certainly not take the of fensive, finding, as she will, the neoessdty of devoting her strength and energy to India, where a revolt infinitely more se rious than the Sepoy mutiny is about to hreak out. There Russia will be able without difficulty to penetrate through Afghanistan and the Pamirs to the Indian possessions of Great Britain, to whom she will dictate terms. We have enough troops and well fortified frontiers, without posts well connected in the rear with our reserves by railways and telegraphs, and we could in the course of a few days place upon the Af ghan frontier an army of 100,000 men. You perceive that all the chances are on our side and we do not fear the threats of England." Tee Pages i, PRICE FIVE CENTS BONDS OF THE NATION Call for Dollars Coined From Gold THE TELLER RESOLUTION BURIED BY A HOUSE MAJORITS OF FIFTY As That Result Was Expected No On* Is Surprised—Senate Tackles the Appropriations Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—The house today buried the Teller resolution, de claring the bonds of the United State* payable in silver, under an adverse ma jority of 50 votes. The Republicans were solidly arrayed in opposition, with two exceptions—Llnney of North Carolina, who voted with the Democrats and Pop ulists, and White of North Carolina, the only colored member of the house, who answered, "Present," when his name was called. The desertions from tha Democratic side were McAleer of Penn sylvania and Elliott of South Carolina. Both voted with the Republicans against the proposition. Speaker Reed, al though it is not customary for him to vote, had his name called, and, amid the cheers of his colleagues, went on record in opposition to the resolution. The vote was reached after five hours of debate, under a special order adopted at the opening of the session. The limited time allowed for debate and the pres sure of members for an opportunity to be heard was so great that the leaders on both sides were compelled to farm out the time by minutes. This detracted much from the continuity of the discus sion, but it also. In a measure, intensified the interest in the gallarles, which were crowded all day, and the combatants on the lloor were cheered by their respec tive sympathizers. Many of the senators from the other end of the capttol were also present to listen to the arguments. The majority, under the leadership of Dingley, who made a carefully prepared speech sounding the keynote of the op position, assumed the position that the last clause of the resolution in real ity a disguised declaration for the free colngae of silver; while the assaulting Democrats, under the direction of Bail ey, maintained that the defeat of the resolution was another step in the direc tion of the establishment of tho gold standard, to which they alleged both the president and Secretary Gage had irre vocably committed the Republican par ty. The debate was at times fast and heated, but there were no sensational incidents, beyond the hissing of Rhea of Kentucky, when ho said that, as the author of the "crime of '73," the hottest place in Hades would be reserved for the present secretary of state. The vote on the resolution was: Ayes, 132; nays, 182. The struggle opened immediately af ter the reading of the Journal, when Mr. Dingley, Republican, of Maine, chairman of the Ways and and Means Committee, reported back the resolution with the recommedation that it do not pass. Mr. Henderson of lowa, one of the leaders of the meiority, followed this by presenting the special order agreed on by the Con ni'tee on Rules, providing ir lie Immediate consideration of the , y 'i and a vote without interven -I.u at 5 o'clock today. The rule v jliows: vr d, That immediately upon the » of. this resolution, the House o< A to the consideration of the c ncurrent resolution No. 33 (T resolution). "• .1 eneral debate shall be had the on until the hour of 5 o'clock, at i h I ne, without any intervening iii i x vote shall be taken upon the i - i of said resolution. General leave o print upon the subject of said lon for five days from this date Is hi eby granted." THE SPECIAL RULES Mr. Henderson yielded a moment to Mr. Bailey, the Democratic leader, whe said that while the minority strenuously opposed the undue limitation of the date proposed by the rule, still, as his sld« desired as much time as possible for de* bate, they would not consume any of the time allowed, on a roll call. Mr. Wheeler (Dem.) of Alabama and Mr. De Armond (Dem.) of Missouri pro tested vigorously, however, and the lat ter said that if he had an opportunity he would propose a Cuban belligerency amendment. To this suggestion, Speaker Reed re. torted curtly that it wijnid not be In order, and when Mr. De Armond ap pealed to him not to decide the question hastily, the Speaker exclaimed: "That is not ln order." During this colloquy there were evU dences ot disturbance and excitement on the Republican side, Mr. Johnson (Rep.) being the center. At last Mr. Johnson insisted upon ask ing a question of Mr. Henderson. He wanted to know, with emphasis, whether it was true that all the time was to b* consumed by members of the Ways and Means Committee. "There Is no such proposition," called out Mr. Dalzell (Rep.) of Pennsylvania. Mr. Johnson did not subside, and con tinued to protest, declaring loudly that he antagonized the rule If such was the intention. He had a wordy war with Mr. Dingley, but ln a tone that could not be heard ln the confusion. The Speaker cut off further Incident by putting the question, and the rule was adopted—l 43 to 115 —the Democrats refraining from demanding a roll call. There followed a controversy over tha division of time. To suggestions that the time Bhould be divided between Dem ocrats, Populists and Republicans, Mr.