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Dingley retorted: "I was not aware there was any distinction between Populists and Democrats as at present consti tuted." He said time would be equally divided between those for and those against the resolution. THE BALL STARTED Mr. Dingley then opened the debate ln opposition to the resolution. The ©ending resolution, he said, was not one which, if passed by both Houses, would have force. If passed, it would only be an expression of opinion. "Its importance, therefore," continued Mr. Dingley, "lies in tlie fact that if con curred in by the House it would legiti mately and inevitably be regarded, not only here, but by the world, as the ex pression of the deliberate opinion of the majority of the American people as to their standard of honor and good faith In the discharge, not only of national, but also of private, obligations. "This resolution is presented for the purpose of securing an expression by Congress as to the power of the govern ment, either as to the payment of its obligations or as to what may be de clared legal tender. No one denies that this or any other nation has the power to pay In gold or silver or paper or cop per, according to its pleasure. Payment cannot be enforced against a sovereign nation. Us obligations arc measured by Its own sense of honor and good faith. The intelligent selfishness of a nation, which Is to live, not simply for a genera tion, but for centuries, ought to lead it —and whenever a nation is wisely gov erned, does lead it—to so scrupulously maintain its pledges, in both letter and spirit, as to preserve Its credit untar nished, and thereby not only make it possible to borrow at the lowest rates of Interest, but also make it easy to Obtain loans In exigencies which are Jponer or later to come to every nation. Honor and credit are its title deeds to permanence and prosperity. The dis honor of the pending resolution is in its tail. That sting, well-nigh harmless twenty years ago under conditions then | existing, is doubly harmful under the conditions of today. The tall of this resolution is as follows: " 'Silver coins are tendernble in pay ment of the bonds of the I'nited States, and this is not in violation of our faith or In derogation of the rights of the public creditor.' "The declarations of the movers and supporters of this resolution in the Sen ate during its recent consideration In that body throw a flood of light on what is meant now by the 'craze' to restore the free coinage of silver." ON MORAL GROUNDS "This brings me," proceeded Mr. Ding ley, "to the consideration of the vital question as to whether the government has the moral right, in other words, whether it would be an act which Ihe moral sense of the world would regard as in accordance with honor and good faith for the United States to pay its outstanding bonded Indebtedness in dol lars so materially less in value thnn the dollar which has been the practical standard of value since 1X34, barring the war and reconstruction period, and which has been the legal and practical standard of value since 1879, and the dollar in which our bonded Indebtedness has been paid thus far. paid by every ad ministration from Lincoln to McKinley. to-wit: the dollar equal in value to 25.S grains of standard gold. (Applause.) "Bear in mind that we ate discussing this question from the point of honor and good faith, and not from the point cf power or technical legal rights, for I have already said that the government can do as it pleases. .More than three fourths of the outstanding bonds were, as a matter of fact, issued and sold after when the silver dollar was dropped from the list of coins. Now. ln view of the** facts, would It be good faith for congress, now that silver has so greatly depreciated, to restore its free and un limited coinage at the ratio of Id to 1 by this country alone when the market ratio is 33 to 1, and then use such dol lars to pay the bonds which we had sold for gold under such circumstances'.' 1 do not think it would. I fear that many of you are resting on the expectation which you have that nothing of this kind will be done, and are excusing your vote for tt on the unworthy Idea that yon are 'playing politics.' If so I beg of you not to trifle with the honor and good faith of the nation for any such misera ble end, for rest assured such an ex pression of opinion as lo the sense of honor of the people of this country con templated by this resolution, under ex isting conditions, would seriously injure the credit of the country ami ten*.' ' weaken reviving confidence. It r be lieve, as does every scientific b*' >t ln the world outsfde of polltio, '4> to l, free and unlimited sUve-* is country would make the Unit "B a silver monometallic country, : .c --lco and China, and would glvt li ver basis that would obstruct 0 .de with gold standard countries thai how take W) per "ent of our exports, and prove a serious menace to our progress, ami because I believe that it would se riously Injure our credit a nd standing as v nation 1 appeal to the gentlemen on this side of the house to maintain the pledge which tin- Republican party made at St. Louis to keep all our currency, ■whether silver or paper, as good as gold, and preserve tin- public faith ami credit; and to tin' gentlemen on the other sub to maintain the standard of value which Jackson's administration gave the coun try sixty-four years age, anil the honor and good faith of the nation so care fully preserved by the father of tin Democratic party, and to take the op portunity offer.il by the resolution now before the house to show the country and the world that the g I name of the nation Ls safe in our bands." (Prolonged Republican applause.) THE OTHER SIDE After tin- burst ol applause which greeted the close of Dlngli , V speech had subsided. Enlley was r rnized for an hour. He first yielded minutes to Wheeler of Alabama. D( in... rat, a mem ber of the ways and means committee, who submlttd an argument In support of the resolution. Before closing Wheeler yielded a minute each to half a dozen members of th.- Democrats side, each of whom, as Cowherd ol Missouri, Dem ocrat, said, elect- d a l ook on which to hang a speech in the Congressional Rec ord. Dockery of Missouri, Democrat, de clared that the efforts of tin- present sec retary of ihe treasury to m ire firmly establish lh< gold standard would vacate many seats ..n the Republican side. The appearance of Bland of "Bland dollar" fame, ti whom Bailey yielded 10 Minutes, was greeted with applause. The course of the president itnd Secre tary Gage, Bland said, in pressing tin gold standard upon the country had driven tin blmetalllsts in congress to in troduce and insist upon the passage of this resolution, yet, lie said, Mr. Ding ley charged the minority with playing politics. Every Republican who voted against the resolution voted against the St. Louis platlorm and voted against the coinage of silver In any form. No one disputed the law, he said. No one denied It. Silver was a full legal tender. But every Republican vote against the res olution would declare that silver was not tit to pay the public debt with. Sil ver would then, in truth, become sub sidiary coin. Bland created great ap plause on the Democratic side by read ing from the Record the votes of Hop kins, Grosvenor and other prominent Republicans against the bill to pay the bonds of the United Stales in gold coin, which was voted upon in the last con gress at the time the last administra tion negotiated the KM0.000,000 loan. Grosvenor on that occasion, be said, bad stated that he was glad to pay 116,000,000 for the privilege id' paying silver in re demption of the bonds. SHOUT SPEECHES Hopkins of Illinois. Republican, said this resolution bad clearly shown that the senate was not a Republican body, but was controlled by the free silver ele ment. By a decisive vote In the last election the people had spoken against the free nnd unlimited coinage of sliver. And yet the senate, no longer represent ing the people, passed this resolution In defiance and misrepresentation of the public will. He commented on the un equal Influence exerted by the scantily populated state ol Nevada and the great state of Illinois in shaping results in the senate. Clayton of Alabama. Democrat, as serted that the defeat of this resolution was dictated by the masters of the Re publican party, who gathered at a New York banquet table the other night, at $100 a plate, which meant in Alabama standards' that every man ate a bale of cotton and a couple of mules. Grosvenor of Ohio. Republican, in op position to tho resolution said that throughout all the change* and muta tions of the money question In this coun try the Republican party had main tained its unvarying devotion to Which I was dominated "honest money." Me reviewed tlie record and position of the party from the time of the passage of the resumption act in proof of this prop osition. Wheeler of Kentucky. Democrat, fol lowed with a review of the same history that Grosvenor had invoked to prove that the Republican party on the money question had "somersaulted like a circus tumbler," Pearce of Tennessee, Democrat, de clared that the mist had at last cleared away. The Republican party was firm ly committed to the gold standard. Nothing could disguise the fact. Crow of Pennsylvania. Republican, contended that the creditor had the right to demand the payment of his debt in whatever legal tender he elected. For the government to exercise the option would be dishonest and in bad faith. Otherwise the government could set its printing presses al work and soon turn out enough "legal tender" to discharge the government debt. Brumm of Pennsylvania, Republican, said he would have voted for the resolu tion had it not contained the latter (lause. declaring that the free coinage of silver was not inconsistent with th public faith. Uaird of Louisiana, Democrat, assert ed that In voting against the pending resolutions the Republicans would sim ply obey the commands of their masters in Wass street. Bailey yleldi d fourteen minutes to Bell of Colorado. Populist, and that gentleman parcelled the time out to the Populist members, giving each of them a couple of minutes. Johnson of Indiana. Republican, got ten minutes from Steele of Indiana, Re publican, with which to oppose the resolution, fie said the resolution was adroitly worded. It was. in his opinion, nothing more nor less than a reaffirma tion of the Chicago platform. While the advocates of free silver contended that under free coinage silver would be at a parity with gold, he declared that they knew otherwise and charged that the purpose id' this resolution was to enable th, government to pay In a depreciated dollar after gold had been driven out of circulation. ESvan* of Kentucky, Republican, said he construe.l the resolution as a decla ration for tree silver and as such he op posed it. Walker of Massachusetts. Republican, chairman of the banking and currency committee in opposing the resolution, asked if members had ever stopped to calculate th- commercial value of un doubted honor whether among nations or individuals. Bartlett of Georgia, Democrat, de clared that the present attempt to vitiate the contract between the bondholders and taxpayers was mad.- in pursuance of the demand of the financial reformers one of whom, at Indianapolis, deflated that tlie business men would force the gold standard on the country in spite of the law, if necessary, After some brief remarks in support of the resolution by Messrs. Brucker of Michigan, Democrat, Norton of Ohio, Democrat, and Cochran of Missouri. Democrat, Dolllver of low-,, Republic an, made a stirring speech of ten min utes against it. Mr. Magulre of Cali fornia. Democrat, said he agreed with Dingley that there were two sides of this question—juslice and extortion, the creditor and debtor, concentrated wealth und manhood, the bondholder anil the people. It w as. he said, the old story of Shylock and Antonio over again with Shylock demanding more than was nominated in the bond. Cannon, Republican, of Illinois, whose record had bef-n attacked during the di - bate, said, in speaking of his former vote.-- for tree coinage ami for the.Mat thews resolution, that tin- difference be tween silver and gold then was but a few cents; it was now 50 cents. The Re | publican party had always been for honest money, sound money; the Demo i ratio party, since the war, for ( heap, unsound money. Hepburn, Republican, of lowa, In op posing the resolution, which, he said, was equivalent to a free coinage declara tion, referred to ex-Gov. Boies' refusal lo follow longer the standard of free silver. Tin: FIRST SENSATION Rhea, Democrat, of Kentucky, created something of a sensation. In the course lof his speech, in referring to the crime of i sti. lie declared that if there was any hoi, in hades hotter than any other It would lie reserved especially for John Sherman. Many hisses greeted this statement. Later, speaking of the Republican cry of parity between gold and silver. Rhea said a man who hugged his chamber maid or < ook had as well talk of main taining the honor of his household as those who debased silver in every way prating of preserving the parity of the two metals. After some further brief remarks by Lacey and Hepburn of lowa against the resolution, Bailey closed for the Demo LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY t, 1898 crats In a speech which stirred his fol lowers to a high pitch of enthusiasm. THE CLOSING SPEECHES Bttlley, owing to the great pressure for time, had only four minutes in which to close the debate for his side. The resolution under consideration, he said, contained two propositions, one moral and the other legal. One asserts as a matter of law that the bonds of the I'nited States are redeemable at the op tion of the government in silver and the other as a matter of morals, that to re store to its coinage such silver coins as a legal tender in payment of bonds, principal and interest, is not In violation of the public faith nor in derogation of the rights of the public creditors. He would not dwell, he said, on the legal aspect of the question. There was not a lawyer in the United States or in any other country who would venture on his professional reputation to deny that the bonds could be paid in silver. That went without saying. The Republicans in this matter must Justify themselves if at all upon the proposition that in their con science they believe that gold was the only money of the contract. Henderson, Republican, of lowa, the one-legged veteran, and Dulzell, Repub lican, of Pennsylvania, closed the de bate With live minute speeches in oppo sition to the resolution. The former cre ated intense enthusiasm as with the stump of his leg resting on a bench at the right of the speaker's chair, and his crutches by his side, lie rallied his fol lowers. This resolution, he said, re minded him of one of the monograms he used to see on the Bryan ban ners. Bailey—"You will see it again in 1900." (Democratic applause.) Henderson—"Yes, and we will tear It down again." (Republican applause.) "It was the three Ra," continued Hen derson: "Radicalism, Rascality and Re- pudiution. This scene reminds me of a , popocratlc convention. It is the old. fa- . miliar howl against the bondholders. Hut gentlemen must remember that j they cannot cut down the money of the , bondholders without cutting in half the money that goes to the old soldier or Ills j widow or orphan, or the money of the , man of toil." I Simpson of Kansas. Populist—How ] about the taxpayers? Henderson waved Simpson's Inter- | rogatory aside. I The resolution, he resumed, was in j reality part of the program that sought < to commit the country to the single sil- < ver standard. He recalled the presi- , dent's declaration in his New York \ speech. I "God bless Little Mac." he exclaimed fervently. "His declaration means that ' the be»st money in the world shall be ; paid to the bondholder, the plough- , holder, the bodholder. the penholder, the , pension holder, and all who toil and w ho j sweat. (Republican applause.) Put that | in your pipe and smoke It. On that issue < we will meet you next fall and thrash . you as we thrashed you in 1596." (Pro longed Republican cheers.) i Dalsell of Pennsylvania. Republican, s declared that the resolution was mean- > Ingles* unless Its purpose was to open i the mints to the free nnd unlimited i coinage of silver. I THE VOTE TAKEN Then at 5 o'clock came the vote. Which ' was followed with interest, notwlth- 1 standing the defeat of the resolution was 1 a foregone conclusion. Th* speaker an- ' nouneed that the vote would be di- ! reclly on the resolution and not on the adverse report. It was soon evident that party tanks were being held intact. ' There were only three breaks—Elliott of South Carolina. Democrat, and Mo- 1 Alter of Pennsylvania. Democrat, voted I against the resolution, and Linney of North Carolina. Republican, voted for it. White of North Carolina, Republican. * did not vote. After the roll was called r the speaker asked that his name be . ailed itnd on the call he responded with a vigorous "no." He then announced t the result: Yeas. 132: nays. 182. \ The Republicans cheered long and p loud over their victory, and then at I 5:35 p. m. tin- house adjourned. IN THE SENATE is Two Big Appropriation Bills Are Dis- i posed Of WASHINGTI iN, Jan. 31.—Today's ses sion of the senate last.-.] six hours. Two of tin- general appropriation bills, that tor tin- army, carrying $28,243,492, and , that for legislative, judicial and execu- j tlve departments, carrying $21,658,620, were passed, the latter consisting of 121 pag. s. occupying the atentlon of the I Semite during the greater part of the : The senate passed the army appro,- , prlation bill and took up the legislative, , ■ xecutlve and judicial appropriation bill. John F. Mt'Laurln was sworn in as a . Senator from South Carolina, to fill the . unexpired term of the late Senator Earle, ending March 4, 1903. Mr. Turple of Indiana presented an amendment to the legislative, executive and Judicial appropriation bill, provid ing that in the proposed reduction of the . fore- of the Pension Office, honorably discharged soldiers and sailors, or their widows tind daughters, holding positions in that bureau, should be protected. The amendment was referred to the Ap propriation Committee. Mr. Gallinger of New Hampshire, chairman of the Pension Committee, re ported adversely the bill introduced by ] Mr. Allen ~f Nebraska, providing that all pensioners now receiving less than ! $10 a month, receive that amount after the bill's passage. Mr. Gallinger said that the whole number of pensioners affected by the proposed bill was 468,463, and thai the total increase In pensions would aggregate $15,268,000. The bill was placed "ii the calendar. The agricultural appropriation bill was reported by Mr, Cullom of Illinois and placed on the calendar. Mr. Foraker secured the adoption of a resolution instructing the Secretary of War to return to the State or Ohio the regimental Hags of the Twenty-first. Twenty-eighth and Sixtieth regiments. Ohio Volunteers, under the request of the Governor of Ohio. Mr. Morgan of Alabama presented a resolution, which In- asked to lie on tin table, requesting the president, if not in consistent with the public service, to send to the senate the correspondence and notes of diplomatic character relat ing to the negotiations and lo the ex change of ratifications upon a treats be tween the United States and (ileal Brit ain relating to compensation for the selaure of British ships in the Bering sea. and also the instructions tind advice given by the state department to the agent or attorney of the United States as to the conduct of the arbitration, At tin- request of Mr. Carter, chairman of the census committee, the pending census bill was made the unfinished business. Mr. Pettigrew of South Dakota gave notice that he would tomorrow speak upon his resolution declaring it to be the policy of the United States not to ac quire territory to defend which a navy would be required. Mr. Hale antici pated, he said, that the proposed speech •of the senator from South Dakota would trench upon a matter properly being considered by the senate in execu tive session. If it should so trench, it would be a violation of the senate rules, and he wanted It understood that the objection would be raised. Mr. Petti grew said he thought it would be time enough to object when it became evi dent that he was violating the senate rules. Mr. Chandler gave notice that on next Friday at the conclusion of the morn ing business he would move to take up the case relating to the seating of Mr. Corbett as senator from Oregon. Mr. Foraker called up the bill provid ing, under certain conditions, for the purchase by the government of the Kan sas Pacific branch of the Union Pacific railroad, and asked that it be considered at once. Mr. Thurston offered the following amendment to the bill: "In ease the Kansas Pacific division of the Union Pa cific railroad shall be purchased for the United States that the president may, In his discretion, sell the railroad and prop erty so purchased for a sum not less • ban the full amount paid out by the United States to purchase the railroad and property. "The secretary of the treasury shall, under the direction of the president, make, execute nnd deliver to the pur chaser or purchasers of said railroad and said property a conveyance in writ ing, but not under sail, which convey ances shall vest ln said purchaser or purchasers all the rights, title and in terest of the United States In and to the property therein described." Tutple of Indiana offered to the amendment an amendment providing that "In no case shall the sale lie made for a less sum than the original claim and interest due thereon." In view of Mr. Turple s amendment. Foraker withdrew his request for Im mediate consideration. Upon motion of Quay the army ap propriation bill was then laid before the senate. The bill, after being slightly amended, was passed, carrying $23. --14.1.492. On motion of Cullom of Illinois, the legislative, executive and judicial ap propriation bill was laid before the sen ate. As It came from the house the bill carried $21,476,246, and as reported to thr senate it carried $21,629,800, an increase of $163,066. The bill carries $71.1.986 less than the estimates and $90,266 less than the appropriation for ISPS. During the consideration of the bill Turple secured the adoption of an amendment providing that in any re ductions made in the force of the pen sion office the commissioner shall retain in the service by preference such em ployes as may be honorably discharged soldiers and sailors or their widows and daughters. Mr. Oockrell did not believe the con dition of the pension office warranted such a reduction of force as had been suggested, and said that if. after the re duction was made, an effort should be I made to increase the force, there would be "some amusement over it." Piatt of Connecticut commended the work of the commissioner of pensions, and thought from his statements before the committee on civil service that re trenchment was made with a sincere de sire to better the service of his bureau. The reading of the bill occupied about three hours, its consideration being con cluded at 5:45 p. m. Amendments adding $29.00i> to the total amount carried by the measure as re ported to the senate were adopted. The bill was passed and at 5:50 p. m., m motion of Quay the senate went into executive session und soon thereafter adjourned. CONFIRMATIONS WASHINGTON, Jan. 111.—The senate ' today made the following confirmations: William J. Mills to be chief justice of the supreme court of the territory of New Mexico. John 1!. MeFie to be associate justice the supreme court of New Mexico. Postmasters—Theodore W. Leydeckor al Alameda, Edward Oakford at Tu lare . An Anti-Trust Bill WASHINGTON. Jan. .11.—An anti-trust , bill, explicit in its terms and naming a penalty of Slu.ooo fine or from two to fif teen years' Imprisonment, was Introduced In the house by Mr. Greene of Nebraska, tl makes it a felony to monopolize or to attempt to monopolize, or to combine or to conspire with any others to monopolise any trade or commerce among the states or With fort inn nations, and the making of every contract, agreement or combina tion entered into by any persons, firms, corporations or combinations of persons as a trust or otherwise, to restrain trade ..r commerce or limit or control the output or price of any article of commerce. The bill . outers jurisdiction on the several cir cult and district courts of the t'nlted Slates and any state court having common law jurisdiction, and forfeits to the United Slates property owned under such con tra, ts. etc. and in course of transit into a state or to a foreign country. STARTS THAT WAY Bui This Article Is Not n Patent Medi cine Ad. A certain grocer of Evanston. 111., had a i urlous experience lately, and one that he will not readily forget. Mr. P. H. Kits of '.ii Dempster street was compelled to call in in-. Dakln, a well known physician of Evanston, In order to tind, If possible, i why he was becoming, day by day, more I dangerously ill. and there seemed to be i no way to stop the progress of the trouble. ' He reached a point where It was a critical ' question whether be could recover or not, when Dr, liakin advised him that the I symptoms Indicated that he was being slowly poisoned by the use of coffee. If I a bombshell had been exploded in Mr. Kles' ' front room it would not have created any ! oiere surprise and consternation. Willing to do anything the doctor ad vise!. In order to regain his health, he agreed tc, leave off common coffee and take a cereal coffee. It seems that Mr. Kles li.ol on his shelves the original Postum Cereal Coffee anil four brands of Imita te.us cf Postum, At the doctor's sugges tion a sample of each was given him. which were taken home for analysis. After careful I rial of each and thorough analysis, tlie doctor recommended Postum as th. one cereal coffee that contained the elements of nutrition needed, and there upon Mr. Kles at once left off the use of. common coffee and took on Postum. His return to health was rapid, and It is needless to say the customers of that grocery store frequently hear a good word from the grocer or his clerks In regard to .he famous Postum Food Coffee. 1 There are hundreds of cases somewhat I similar to this one. ln which people have been running down In health for varying lengths of time and have been unable to i determine the cause of the trouble. It :is a trouble that does not seem to yield to medicines or to treatment of any kind, The true remedy for v generally run down condition is to abandon coffee drinking and take on Postum Cereal Food Coffee, which goes directly to work to rebuild broken down nerve tissues throughout the human body. IT IS RAINING And the Farmers Hope hr a Soaker j INDICATIONS ARE FAVORABLE BUT FULFILLMENT Oi? PROMISE IS SLOW The Storm, Such as It Is, Is Confined to the Northern Portion of the State Associated Tress Special Wire STOCKTON, Cal.. Jan. 31.—Rain Indi cations were seen early this morning, and light sprinkles fell during the day. This evening there was a light sprinkle, but the southeast wind promises a good rain. Farmers are looking anxiously for a soaking downpour, although the young grain can hold out two weeks longer without moisture. Fresno—The Indications have been fa vorable for rain during the day. but only traces have fallen up to 12 oclock tonight. The outlook is favorable for the badly needed downpour. San Jose—Rain began falling at 11 oclock this evening. The weather is warm, the Wind Is from the south and a heavy downpour is expected before morning. Chico—The long-needed rain began falling at 7 oclock this evening. The crops were nwdlng rain badly. Yuba City—Rain began falling hero this afternoon at G oclock. The weather is warm and the prospects are goeid for continued showers. Sacramento— Rain began falling light ly here this evening and is still coming down at midnight. Reports from the country are that the crops are in excel lent condition, though a little backward. They could stand two weeks more of dry weather, but fortunutely will not have to. BROWN'S CONFESSION Not Entirely Pleasing to the Chicago Congregationalists CHICAGO, Jan. 31.— Rev. C. O. Brown will be given an opportunity to show cause why he should not be expelled from the Congregational association of Chicago at its meeting to lie held Feb ruary 14th. The call for the meeting will be issued by Rev. Geo. W. Coleman of Lake Forest church, the registrar of the association. The following petition has been sent to Rev. Coleman: "We. the undersigned, call for a special meeting of the Chicago association for Monday, February 14, at 11 oclock. to consider the case of the llev. C. 0. Brown, and for the transaction of such other association items as may be pre sented." It is signed by Revs. J. A. Adams, AY. D. Westervelt, Gen. R. Wallace, W. A. Waterman and W. D. BtIXOO. The Aye clergymen who signed the petition have been friendly to Dr. Brown, but are not so kindly disposed toward him since he acknowledged his offense. The meeting w ill be held In the rooms of the Ministerial union and Mr. Brown de sires to confront the members of the as sociation. KILLED HIS FRIEND A Fool Barkeeper Plays With an Old Revolver STOCKTON, Cal., Jan. 81.—Word was received here this afternoon of the ac cidental shooting of T. S. Gleason, a well known citizen, at Mokelumne Hill. The victim had been playing keno at a saloon and at 11:30 last night ac companied by Constable Pelatin. Glea son went to the saloon of Hob Casey. Everybody was talking about the game of keno and during the conversa tion Gleason slapped down a ten-cent piece on the counter and said: "I am this much ahead of the game." The constable followed suit with a similar remark. The barkeeper. Casey, then playfully ptdnted an old rusty revolver at Gleason and said: "Well, I am this much ahead of the game," and a few minutes after the latter lay dead on the floor. The bullet penetrated his friend's forehead just above the nose. Casey Is almost crazy with grief. A Rancher's Death STOCKTON. Jan. 31.—1. .1. Mnnsen. a well known rant her. who lived about five mib s this side of Rtncon, was found dead in his stable this evening, within ten min utes of the lime he was talking to his wife in the house. The body was found in the straw pen. and It was evident that he had been pitching hay from the mow. There was no mark on the body, tind his family are of the opinion that death was caused by a stroke of apoplexy. An Austrian Humane VIENNA. Jan. HI.—A hurricane raged here last night and has continued today, doing great damage to property and tear ing off roofs antl blowing in windows. It has been dangerous to venture on the streets and there have been many acci dents. CONDENSED DISPATCHES The United States supreme court ad journed yesterday till the 21st [nst. The Italian minister for foreign affairs denies that any Italian agent ever had relations with Captain Dreyfus. E. .1. Ratcllffe, the actor, was arraigned in New York yesterday on the charge of perjury. His trial was postponed. Fred chapman was Instantly killed in the Boiitho mine. Angels camp, last night, by falling to the bottom of a shaft. The First National bank of l.aramlc. N. !>., did not open its doors yesterday. The bank has a capital of 150,000, antl on December 20 It owed depositors 871,754, The second preliminary report of the Beting Sea fur seal Investigation was is sued yesterday. "The sole cause of the decline of the fur seal herd," says Prof, Jordan, "Is found in pelagic sealing." The foreign insurance companies under the ban of State Insurance Commissioner clunle were transacting business as usual yesterday, and from all Indications they purpose to tin so right along, leaving the courts to st-ttle the dispute over bonds and taxes. Marion Manola Mason, tho operatic star, wants her former manager, Harry Askin, arrested. Mrs. Mason claims Askin has abducted her daughter, who was her un derstudy. She Is said to be engaged to Charles Dana Burrows, a nephew of Speak er Reed. AT MIDNIGHT The U. P. Receivership I Came to an End i ONLY TWO CHANGES ARE MADE IN THE FAMILIAR LIST OF THE OFFICERS Enormous Dealings in Railroad Se curities During December—Pecos Valley Extension Associated Press Special Wire OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 31.—0n and after midnight of January 31, IWB. according to the circular Issued by the receivers of the Union Pacific, the receivership terminates. In a formal notice to all employes that the receivers have turned the property over to the new company, according to a circular Issued by Presi dent Hurt under date of February 1. the official roster of the new company Is given out. Only two changes are made In the list of names which have been fa miliar to all having dealings with the overland route during the time since S. H. H. Clarke succeeded Charles Francis Adams as president. Edward Dickinson remains general manager despite the many rumors of bis intended withdrawal. John A. Munroe, freight traffic man ager; Edward L. Lomax. general pas senger agent; John B. Herry, chief en gineer (to succeed George H. Pegram, resigned), and John W. Griffith, par chasing ngent. are the appointees. General Manager Dickinson announces as the head of his official staff. E. Buck ingham, superintendent of transporta tion. He has heretofore been superin tendent of car service only. All other superintendents and chiefs of depart ments are retained until further notice. There art- many,rumors of Impending changes, but investigation shows th'it so far the dismissal of B score of clerks from the several departments of head quarters Is the only outward sign of re trenchment. THE PAPERS FILED COUNCIL BLUFFS, lowa, Jan. 81.— Today there were offered for record in the office of the Pottawattomle county register of deeds the instruments cover ing the title of the Union Pacific road to Its new owners. The first deed conveys the government's interest, the consider ation being $60,367,435. This makes the total cost of the road to the new compa ny $104,166,997.66. Along with the deeds o gold mortgage, bearing 4 per cent interest, for Jloa.OOO.OflO In favor of the Mercantile Trust com pany of New York was filed. PALE OF BONDS NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—More than $1)0, --000.000 of government, state and railroad bonds have been sold during this month, compared with $38,138,000 for the same month last year. This Is the highest monthly record in history. There was much investment in the bonds of the re organized railroads, such as Union Pa cific, Atchison, Northern Pacific, St. Louis and San Francisco, Kansas Pacific consols and Erie. There was also much speculation in the bonds, notably in Union Pacific certificates. This specula tion of course affects the character of the aggregate bond transactions. ROAD EXTENSION SANTA FE. N. M., Jan. 31—A special from New York to the New Mexican says J. J. Hagerman of Colorado Springs and E. O. Faulkner, receiver of the Pecos Valley railroad, have succeeded in se curing $2,500,000 for the extension of the Pecos Valley road from Roswell, N. M.. to Washburn. Texas, where It will con nei t with the SantaFe system and Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf. The exten sion will be 215 miles In length. An Actress' Suicide NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—A woman about ::u years of age, supposed to be Kate Le noir, tin actress, committed suicide at the Bturtevant house, In this city, today by in haling gas through a tube. A letter was found In her room enclosed In a franked en velope such as is used by congressmen. Washington—All that could be learned In Washington of Miss Kate Lenoir, the Xew York hotel suicide, was that her father Ih a Laborer in the engineering de partment of the war department, and now employed at Hanging Roch shoal, Ala. Two oi* the girl's sisters. Miss Angle Lenoir and Mrs. William Col way. live In Wash ington, and started for New York tonight to take charge of the body. A Fresno Federation FRESNO, Jhii. St.—Delegates from the leading women's clubs of tho San Joaquin valley met here this evening antl organized M Valley federation, with the following officers: Miss Nellie Boyd of Fresno, pres- Ident; Miss L. H. Hatch of Fresno, first vice president; Mrs. Stephens of Fresno, second vice president; Mrs. George A. Dodge of Hanford secretary: Mrs. F. E. Cross of Visalia, treasurer. The first an nual meeting will be held ln this city in got "I FEEL FINE" In One Short Month a Man J m mß m is Made to Feel Like an Athlete by Dr. Sanden's THHft P° r men wno are S°' n B down grade ffijjfl ' everyday; men who know thai a secret drain is exhausting them, and who feel ■ ■uMiiinn 1 in ■■wii ifm— that unless help is had they must give up all strength and pleasure in life. For these Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt is worth its weight in gold. See What It Did In a Month "1 received your belt in good condition, and it is wonderful the effect it is having on me. It has done me a world of good in one month. The drain upon my system is nearly stopped, and my varicocele is almost gone already. 1 think that in three months I shall be as we'll as ever," writes C. C. Marvin, Norman, Cal., January 15, 1898. •fiot thP Rnnlf is free and tells of hundreds of other men who have I lllv UUUR regained their full vigor by Dr. Sanden's Electric Belt. Get it today or call SAN DEN ELECTRIC CO. * o *' 0.1. OBtce Honm -8 to 6; evenings, 7to 8; HuncUyi. 10 to 1. Or. Sanden's office is up stairs. His Belt cannot be bought in drug stores. NO AGREEMENT Is Made by Great Britain With Japan NOT ONE ENGLISH WARSHIP NOW IN THE HARBOR AT PORT ARTHUR The Action Is Characterised as In credible and Suicidal to British Interests and Prestige Associated Press Special Wire LONDON, Jan. 31.—1t Is announced on the best authority that the talk of an Anglo-Japanese plan of campaign ln certain eventualities Is unfounded. No such matter has occupied the attention of the statesmen of the two countries, and no agreement exists between Eng land and Japan except the common de wlre to secure the free development of trade In China. As regards Port Arthur, the Russian fleet, according to the same authority, is only there for winter quarters and the statements as to a Hussion occupa tion are unfounded. China ls willing that the English warships should anchor there if required. The Shanghai correspondent of the Dally Mail says a dispatch bos been re ceived there from Port Arthur asserting that no British vessels remain in the harbor and that the lphlgentu and the Daphne left a week ago. ' A SUICIDAL POLICY PEKIN, Jan. 31.—1t Is supposed that C.reat Britain's withdrawal from Port Arthur nnd her censing to exert pressure for the opening of the port of Tallen Wan, which actions are regarded as in credible and suicidal to British Interests and prestige, were owing to her disbe lief in the existence of a secret treaty between Russia and China. The Chi nese government, however, quotes this treaty as the reason for Russia's pres ence at Port Arthur, and Russian dis patches to the Tsung Ll Yamen allege that thp occupation of Port Arthur is in accordance with the treaty. RUSSIAN ACTION CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 31—The Russian military cruiser Saratoff, be longing to the volunteer fleet, with twelve qulck-flrlng guns and 1600 troops on board, passed the Bosporus yester day on her way to Vlndlvostock. According to a dispatch to the London Times from Odessa, cabled to the Asso ciated Press last night, the Russian vol unteer fleet will convey In the quickest time practicable over 10,000 Russian troops to the Far East, it was added that the first cruiser, with 2000 men, would leave within a few days. It Is probable that the first cruiser was the Saratoff. GAGE IS GLAD Because His Wife Has Brought Suit for Divorce SALT LAKE. I'tah, Jan. 31—(Special to The Herald.) Summons was served on Charles M. Gage in this city today in a divorce suit tiled by his wife, Llda A. (iage In Los Angeles on grounds of de sertion and failure' to support. She asks for the custody of a child who is now living with its grand parents near Los Angeles. Gage is a painter who has lived her; some time with a woman reputed to be his wife. He was seen today and snys he came here so his wife would ask for a divorce, and expected it before. He went from Los Angeles to Fresno abou,i, three years ago and came here two years ago. He says he is glad his wife Is suing for divorce and will marry the woman as soon as it Is granted. He re fuses to give the ruinie of the woman he intends to marry, but says she is re spectable. A Very Bad Lawyer STOCKTON, Jon. 31.—Attorney A. H. Carpenter was today held to answer In tho superior court on fl second charge of grand larceny, in that he sold goods which ho had no right to touch. This Is his second examination. He was jointly charged with his partner, C .F. Flack, and the latter's brother, but the evidence did not connect them with any criminality. An effort Is being made to have one of the witnesses against Carpenter arrested for perjury, but the distract attorney has refused to draw the complaint and Justice Parker will not Issue a warrant unless the dis trict attorney draws up the papers. Chilean Affairs LIMA, via Galveston, Jan. 31.—Chile, it is reported here, is sending Senor Augusta Vlllenauve on a confidential mission to I'resldent Pierola. Senor Vlllenauve is a man of ability, and held ln high esteem ln Chile He was formerly the head of the Chilean customs, but of late has been pres ident of one of the principul national banks. Bismarck's Health BERLIN, J«n. 31.—The health of Prlnco Bismarck Is Improving. There has been a marked diminution 1 nhis pain and insom nia.