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Bounced that he would vote for the senati amendment became lie stood committed to—tt by the Chicago platform. As ai original proposition, he admitted, he wai against giving free .homes to the people He rated nothing mone Imporant than tha the people should have homes, but thai they should have them by their Industrj Mid frugality. But every man who ac tepted a nomination on a platform, he be licved. bound himself to redeem its overs promise, the smallest as well as tlx greatest, and so he should vote today t( redeem a pledge in Uie Chicago platform Grosvenor of Ohijo, Republican, an nounced his opposition to the nmendment. He explained the lengthy history of thlt proposed legislation and the plank In the Bt. Louis platform showed this present position was not Inconsistent with that declaration. He thought that a free home bill should hnve strength enough to come Into the house or serrate and fall or stand on its merits. Dalzell of Pennsylvania. Republican also opposed the amendment. He denied the right of congress to tax the farmers of Pennsylvania to give free farms to the farmers of Oklahoma. North or South Da kota and Minnesota. Crow of Pennsylvania. Republican, whose name Is associated with the original homestead law, warmly supported the amendment. Dinghy of Maine. Republican, closed the debnte with a brief speech in opposition to the amendment. He called attention to the fact that all treaties ceding Indian lands by the United States had been rati fied by congress with the understanding that the purchase money paid by settlers should be used to reimburse the United States. Never had a proposition been made to purchase Indian lands for the pur pose of donating them to free homes. To his mind it was an act of bad faith on part of those who had induced congress to buy these lands. Mr. Handy's motion to concur with an amendment changing the law relative to payments to agricultural colleges for "tha sale of public lands" was ruled out on a point of order. Lacey of lowa. Republican, then offered his motion to concur with an amendment excluding the trust reservations. It was voted down, 10 to 123. Two other amend ments designed to protect the payments to agricultural colleges were ruled out by Mr. Hepburn, who was in the chair, on points of order. The vote was then taken on the main proposition and tbe house non-concurred In the senate amendment, !<9 to 136. The conference substitute for the senate anfendment to ratify the Seminole treaty which also ratltied the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache treaty, went over on a point of order, and the senate amendment was non-concurred In. The bill was then sent to conference and at 5:47 p. m. the house adjourned. IN THE SENATE A Short Session With No Important Results WASHINGTON. March lrt.-The Rev. Edward Everett Hale of Boston delivered the invocation at the opening of the sen ate today and was accorded the usual honor of an Informal reception on the floor ol the senate. The joint resolution to revive the grade of lieutenant-general of the army was re ported by Mr. Warren of the military af fairs committee, and Cockrell of Missouri. Democrat, said he desired it to be under stood that the report was not unanimous. Bills extending for the three years the time for the construction of the line of the Chicago, Hock island and Pacific railroad through the Indian territory and to au thorize John R. Williams, first lieutenant Third Artillery. United States army, to ac cept the dSCdratlOh of chevalier of the Le gion of Honor from the president of the French republic were passed. Considera tion of the bills on the general calendar was then begun, the ilrst being a measure authorizing the president to take such steps, as he might deem necessary to ob tain an Indemnity from the Spanish gov ernment for Injuries done to the two Americans. August Bolter and Gustavo Richelieu, by unlawful arrest and Impris onment. The leading of the bill created a stir in the chamber. It was reported during the extraordinary session by Mr. Lodge from the committee on foreign re lations. Mr. Davis, chairman of the for eign relations committee, objected and it went over. After the senate had passed only one bill of minor importance it went into executive session at 1 oclcok on mo tion of Mr. Davis. At 3:03 p.m. the senate adjourned until Monday. IN COMMITTEE Naval Supplies to Be Admitted Free of Duty WASHINGTON, March 10.—Senator Chandler of New Hampshire, of the senate naval affairs committee, today introduced a joint resolution providing for the tem porary admission free of duty of naval supplies procured abroad. Following is the text of the resolution: That such guns, ammunition and other naval supplies as may be purchased abroad by this government for the national de fense prior to January 1. 11199, shall be ad mitted at any port of the United States free of duty. The resolution was introduced at the re quest of the secretary of the navy, who in a letter to Senator Hale says: "Under existing law a varying but con siderable ad valorem duty on articles fall ing within the category of naval supplies is imposed. The effect of the resolution, if adopted, would be to remit all duties upon guns, ammunition and other naval supplies which It may be found necessary to pur chase abroad. The temporary remission of duty on these supplies is deemed im portant inasmuch as without some special enactment of this nature such portion of the appropriation made by congress for the purpose as may be expended abroad would be very materially reduced by the deduc tion therefrom of duty amounting Income eases to nearly one-half of the purchase price." Mr. Allison of lowa called Mr. Chandler's attention to the fact that resolutions and bills of the character of the one presented ordinarily originated in the house. Mr. Chandler admitted that was true, but said that he- had introduced it with the idea of having it referred to the finance commit tee. He was willing, he said, to trust to the wisdom of that committee to make proper disposition of the resolution. At this suggestion the resolution was referred to the committee on finance. THE NAVY'S NEEDS WASHINGTON, March lv.-The naval appropriation bill has been practically computed by the house committee on naval affairs, save as to the questions of increases In the navy, dry docks and armor plate. Chairman Boutelle .stated tonight he might repon the hill to the house Sat urday, am! if not it will go in early next week. There have been few change s from the estimates and the |,||| W |H involve in the neighborhood of $30,000,000 aside Irom new vessels, dry docks and armor. The increases allowed are such as to meet the gradual dcv. lopmi i.t of the service. The general Rem for construction and repair just passed on aggregates $3,500,000, Identi cal with the estimates. This Includes about $370,000, a material Increase, for Improved machinery at the shops. The amount also is exclusive of the specific appropriations to the various construction plants etc There Is also a horizontal appropriation proposed of $50,11011 to each of the yards ex cept to the Puget sound station, in lieu of the general estimate of $300,000. The ap propriations for the naval academy at Annapolis go through practically un touched. There was a long discussion In commit tee today over the additional land wanted for the Port Royal, S. ('., station, but an appropriation of $20,300 for the purpose was !inally allowed. The United States ambassador "to" Ger many. Andrew White, has been suffering Irom Influenza for several days. NOT ONE SHIP (Continued from Page One.) apparent from day to day. Still, it is hoped that when the upper debris has been removed to the barge more bodies will be recovered. It may be. however, that the last body retaining a shape recognizable as a human has been removed from the Muine. Chaplain Chidwick today, from de scriptions in the enlistment papers, identi fied two bodies that were buried at Colon cemetery together some days ago as those of Joseph I. Gordon anil Johnson, both colored. The officers and men of the Mont gomery are still refused shore leave. They devote much time to drill and settling up exercises, the latter exciting much inter est, especially to sailors on the Spanish ships, where the tactics arc quite different. PROCTOR'S VISIT Believes the Two Weeks Were Profit ably Spent HAVANA (via Tampa. Fia.) March 9.— (Delayed in transmission.) Senator Proc tor, before leaving for Key West by the Olivette today, after what he calls "a most profitable two weeks in Cuba," said: "I have found out what 1 could not have learned without a personal visit, while I have not to my knowledge antagonized a single person on the Island. My trips with Miss Barton have been of great service, because when the minds of the people arc mellowed with gratitude their hearts speak out the truth. As a business man, I wish to say that Miss Barton's methods of re ceiving, caring for and distributing the supplies are most admirable. I am sur prised at her ability and delighted at the results attained. The American people may be fully confident that all money or supplies sent will be conscientiously ap plied. Could they see, as 1 have seen, the suffering, starvation and death they would as Whittier says, 'Pour forth wine and oil.' " Every one is much struck by the success of the American orphanage, which the Red Cross society has established in a band some villa in the suburb of Cerro under the charge of Or. Lesser, and his wile as matron. It is for the orphan reconcentra dos. In connection with t lie orphanage a dally clinic is held. The Cuban doctors are Interested in Red Cross work and forty patients were treated yesterday, Dr. Lesser has refused the demand of the Spa tush government that he should pay $400 for the privilege of prac ticing among the poor, saying that the Red Cross physicians are allowed to practice all over the world. The Spanish say the Autonomists' pro gram promises nothing but sorrow and war, while General Gomez himself has of fered $150,000,000 and a favorable commer cial treaty with Spain if Independence is granted. Moreover, they say. that the Au tonomists' program to disarm the volun teers would mean Independence if carried out, since the insurgents would not be dis armed. Henri Lame. the newspaper correspond ent, was not compelled to leave the coun try because of newspaper work, but be cause of written charges, aoompanied by alleged proof, furnished to the Autonomist government by Honor Bruzon, governor of Havana province, that lie and others were involved In the conspiracy responsible for locating twenty-live dynamite bombs at various points In Havana. Senor Bruzon demanded the expulsion of all newspaper correspondents on the ground that sensa tional stories sent to the United States are liable to create riols in Havana. The Marquis de Montero and Renor Gnvin op posed a wholesale deportation. They de manded additional written charges, with proofs, from Senor Bruzon. This was four days ago and nothing has been forthcom ing. It is probable, however, that certain correspondents will be asked to leave the island when the American court of inquiry finishes its work. BOATS AND BULLETS Satisfactory Test of the New Rapid- Fire Guns NEW YORK, March 10.—Several hun dred extra mechanics are now employed at the Brooklyn navy yard. Tho dispatch boa! Dolphin has a swarm of painters and about a hundred mechanics rushing work upon her. It Is said at the yard that or ders are that the Dolphin must be ready In two weeks, Much work Is being done on the cruisers Chicago nnd Atlanta. Work on the torpedo boat Stiletto will be completed by the end of tho week, when she will be ready for sea. A test was made today of one of a con signment of rapid fire guns .iust received from the Coll factory at Hartford. It is known as the six-millimeter rapid fire automatic Colt and is capable of firing 200 shots a minute with a range of SOOO yards. The test proved that the bullet would puss through a steel plate three-eights of an Inch thick, two sides of a coil of pipe, twenty inches of wood backing and another steed plate one-eighth of an inch in thickness. These guns, of which three have arrive.l. will be used along the rails of vessels against torpedo boats and also in tile lighting tops. A large quantltly of ammunition for use in tlie rapid fire guns arrived at the yards today. Supplies and ammunition des tined for Key West and League Island navy yard are being placed on barges. ,\ barge loaded with five-Inch rifles shells and powder was towed to the Jersey LOS ANGELES HERALDr FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH If, 1898 LAST MUSTER OF THE SURVIVORS OF THE SUNKEN BATTLESHIP MAINE City docks for shipment, presumably for the cruisers Minneapolis and Columbia at Philadelphia. THE KEY W EST FLEET KEY WEST. March 10,-The United States dispatch boat Fern arrived here thll morning from Havana. The United Stales battleship lowa has sailed for the Tortugns islands. The torpedo boat Porter has also sailei" for the Tortugas for mail for the fleet. The United States cruiser Marblehead has sailed for the Tortugas to distribute ammunition to the fleet. The Fern brought the Maine's silverwan and sixty rifles recovered from the wreck. Mr. Bissell. stenographer of the court of inquiry, was also or. board. Both of the Stenographers have now left the court and It has only a temporary clerk. This leads many here to think that its work is practi cally done ami that it will return to Key West by or before Saturday, The Fern coaled and the provisions for the starving Cubans were then put or board. She is scheduled to sail for Matati zas tomorrow. The Marblehcad will go from the Tortu gas to Tampa, where it is reported shl will take on additional ammunition. Tin British cruiser Cordelia coaled today. Senator Proctor and Mr. Bissell, the stenographer of the court of inquiry, left tonight for Miami. A PRAYER FOR PEACE BOSTON. March 10.—In view of the strained relations between the United States and Spain and the possibility of ? rupture between them, the American Peace society, through its general secre tary. Dr. Truebiood. has asked the Assoc! ater Press to make known its request "thai prsyers be offered in ail the church-:-s throughout the nation on next Sabbath, that the God of peace may deliver the na tion from the great calamity of war. with Its present and future disastrous conse quences to the people." TORPEDOES WANTED BALTIMORE. March 10.-The torpedo boats being built by the Columbia iron works are wanted by the government at once. Mayor Malster, who is president ot the company, received a telegram from the navy department today saying that the Rodgers must be turned over within a week; that the McKeen must be ready wilhin thirty days and that wck on the submarine boat Plunger should be pushed as rapidly as possible. LOYAL OFFICIALS MADRID. March 11.-Senor Sagasta, the premier, denied the rumors of ministerial changes. He says: "The responsibilities of power under present conditions are cer tainly not agreeable, but ail the ministers regard It as a question of honor to remain at their posts." Senor Leon Castillo, the Spanish ambas sador to France, will soon return to Paris. WORK ORDERED HASTENED CINCINNATI. Ohio, -March ID.—Eastern projectile companies today placed orders with the Davis & Egsn company of this City to rush work on several large projec tile machines. The Cincinnati concern is figuring on government work for coast arsenals. Orders from Washington have been received for immediate deliveries. SUGGESTIVE WAYBILLS JACKSONVILLE, Fia., March 10.—A large shipment by the government passed through Jacksonville today for Key West. "Material for the construction of an ex tra telegraph cable from Punta Rossa to Key West.explosives and mac hinery," was the way the shipment was billed. ORDERED TO BE READY SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 10.—Dr. George N. Kridr. surgeon of the Second brigade, Illinois National guard, received notification today from the war depart ment at Washington through the adjutant general's office here to have all the appli ances of his department In readiness. ARE ENGINEERS WANTED? NEW YORK. Marcli W.—The Herald to morrow will say: George Uhler, president of tbe Marine Engineers' Benevolent Association of the United States has gone from this city to Washington to offer President MeKinley the services of 38,000 marine engineers in the event of war. Only such engineers as are American citizens are members of the Benevolent association. President Uhler slated that he had heard from all the local associations except a few at such distant places as Portland. Ore., and that each local association had offered all of its mem bers, unanimously voting to do so. ONLY A RI'MOR NEW YORK. March 10.—The Herald to morrow will say: Persistent rumors have been afloat that the mail steamer Yumurl of the Ward lino has been requisitioned by the government. Although at the offices of the company it is said there Is no truth in the rumors, .vet this vessel is undergoing extraordinary repairs or transformations. Since She came into port about a week ago an army of men have been at work on her and she is under going considerable change. No strangers are allowed on board her. It looks as though she is being converted into an armored cruiser. AUXILIARY OFFICERS NEW YORK, March 11.—A special to the Tribune from Washington says: Commander William H. Emery has vol unteered to command the auxiliary cruiser St. Louis in the event of that vessel's Im pressment into the naval service, and he will be ordered to join her before her de parture from New York next Wednesday, in a capacity similar to that which caused Commander Brownson to sail on the St. Paul. Commander Emery has selected as Ills immediate staff Lieutenant Nathan Sargent, as executive officer, at present recorder of the board of inspection and survey of the navy department, and LiMf tenant irak, F. Fletcher as navigator, now! on duty at the torpedo station at New port. Movements of Spanish Vessels NEW YORK, March 11.—A dispatch to the Ilernld from Madrid says: The tcrpe'do squadron, unless the plans are altered, will start Friday of this week to the Cana ries, while the two torpedo destroyers leave England direct for Cuba. A strong sentiment Is growing that peace or war should come without delay. THE CANAL COMMISSIONERS PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS OF THE SVRVEY Less Dredging- to Do Than Was Ex pected and the Work Is Not Difficult SAX CARLOS. Nicaragua. Feb. 15—(Cor rtspondcp.ee of the Associated Press.) Tho Nicaragua canal commissioners passed through here yesterday on their return io Oreytown from their tour of inspection on the western side of the lake. The commissioners were greatly pleased with the fine resuit of the hydrographic survey of the eastern end of Lake Nica ragua, which has just been completed by- Lieut. Hanus, tf. S. N.. and his party of naval offices and enlisted men of the navy. In addition to the soundings, Mr. Hanus went extensively into the boring business, thereby saving the commission a very considerable expense. All the results of this work are favorable to the canal. No dredging will be necessary at any point more- distant from the entrance of the San Juan river than eleven miles, and the bot tom specimens obtained by Mr. Hanus' borings show the dredging within this limit to be very easy. The work on the San Juan river has already commenced, and at the end of this week the hydro graphic party will move down the river to a new camp which is even now in process of construction. The disturbed condition of the country has interfered somewhat with the commissioners' work. J. AS. G. Walk er, in charge of one of the divisions, was arrested as a rebel the other day at Rivas. but was released very soon with profuse apologies on the part of the government, COMING HOME NEW YORK. March 11.—A special to the Herald from Panama says the I'nited States Nicaraguan canal commission lias concluded its inspection of the line of the Panama canal and will sail from Color, tomorrow evening or Saturday. After calling at Lima and Greytown to take on board some members of the party who remained there, the commission Will proceed north. Although the members of the commission declined to talk of their visit to the Panama canal, they appear to have- a favorable impression of the work done. WIRE NAIL TRUST Not So Successful as the Organizers Hoped CHICAGO, March 10.-The plan of the larger wire nail companies In the country to form a trust has been abandoned and Instead of a great combine several of the concerns which were the leaders In the movement to form a trust have decided lo form a combination of their own and to leave the others on the outside. The com panies which are to form the present com bine are: The Consolidated Steel and Wire company. 1. L. Eilwood. the American Wire Nail company, the Salem Wire Nail company, the li. P. Nail company and the American Wire company. The failure of the plan to form a trust, which should include all the large concerns of the country, was due to the fact that some of the companies that were lo have become members of the trust could not show a volume of business sufficient to justify the promoters of the trust In pay ing the price demanded. The capital stock of the combination will be $24,0im,<i00 of which $12,000,000 will be.pre f< i red and $13,000,000 common stock. One of the chief men in the enterprise said tonight that so far nothing has been done except to agree to a form of the com bination on the lines given above. The Illinois Steel company of this city is a party to the agreement, although not an actual part of it. The wire mills have agreed to take the entire output of its rod mills, estimated at 100,000 tons annually. Brazilian Notes NEW YORK, March 11.—Advices re ceived at Buenos Ayres from the Herald's correspondent in Rio Janeiro state that Dr. Sanarelll, who has recently met with great success in experimenting with his yellow fever cure on patients In Sao Paulo, delivered a lecture and was given a recep tion In San Pablo this week. Senos Campos Saltes, Brazil's president-elect, assisted at the reception and made a short speech, congratulating Dr. Sanarelll on his suc cess. The sanitary department of Rio Janeiro invited Dr. Sanarelli to visit that city. On leaving Rio Janeiro Dr. Sanarelll will go to Madrid to take part in the Inter national medical congress. President-elect Silva has sailed for Europe to negotiate a loan for the Brazilian government. An authorized denial has been made of the report trotn Rio Janeiro that English men from British Guiana had Invaded Bra zilian territory for the purpose of Insti gating a revolution. It Is added that an early settlement of the bQundar}; question is expected. POPULISTS OF KANSAS DON'T LIKE THE DECISION IN THE RATE CASE A SPECIAL SESSION CALLED For the Sole Purpose of Enacting- a Law Fixing a Maximum Freight Rate Associated Press Special Wire TOPEKA, Kas.. March 10.— The Populist administration uf the state of Kansas gave out a startling public address today, one bristling with severe criticism el? the re cent decision of the t'nited States supreme court in the Nebraska maximum freight rate case. The address is particularly sig nificant in that Governor Leedy has al ready taken preliminary steps to the call ing of the state legislature in special ses sion with the especial purpose of enacting a maximum freight rate law. While the address is given out over the signature ot TJovernor Leedy, it had been first approved by Chief Justice Foster of the state su preme court and other prominent Popu lists. Governor Leedy said in an interview: "This Is an unclean victory in every as pect of the case, showing that, no matter how carefully the robes of justice are folded about the personnel of the supreme court, the robes can no longer conceal the cloven hoof of official malfeusance and usurpation." The governor then declared that the con stitution of Nebraska gives the legislature power to establish maximum charges for transportation and declares that the su preme court has tried to abrogate It. He challenges Justice Harlan's declaration that a corporation is a person under the Fourteenth amendment to the federal con stitution, and says: "1 defy it, and so will everybody but a corporation lawyer or a subservient tool of corporate Interests." Governor Leedy then quotes the Four teenth amendment, and says: "How in the name of God can this apply to corporations? Corporations are not born, they are created—made by law. They cannot be naturalized: they can take no oath of allegiance; only human beings born elsewhere can do that." Continuing, the governor quotes Hare on American constitutional law and a decision by Justice Wood of the United States cir cuit court, afterward a supreme court jus tice, to prove that the Fourteenth amend ment does not refer to corporations, audi declares that the Woods decision had been followed In California. Rhode Island and other states from IS7O to ISB2, "when Justice Field and another federal justice of the peace named Sawyer decided the other way, and since then whenever a corpora tion starts out to commit highway robbery, pick a man's pocket or loot a public treas ury it disguises Itself as a 'person' and goes out on its mission of plunder. Nobody but a slave or a knave will yield assent to the hideous distortion of meaning which Judge Harlan gives to the word 'person.' as used in the Fourteenth amendment, and upon which he bottoms his Infamous decision, and which shows to what depths of iniquity the supreme court of the United States has I descended." "I desire," the governor said, "to quote some of the decisions of the supreme court of the United States before It went Into partnership with Morgan. Gould. Vander bilt & Co. In opposition to the opinion they hold In the Nebraska case." Long decisions by Justice John Marshall in 1830 are quoted. In conclusion. Governor Leedy states that his maximum rate bill will be pre sented to the Kansas legislature In such shape that to decide against it the court must reverse its decision In the Nebraska case, and he states that "If the courts still pursue the corrupt and rotten practice that It has heretofore, by changing its de cisions to suit the shifting Interests of the railroad corporations," the remedy will be with the people in their dealings with the courts or In building railroads of their own. A GRAND TRUNK OUT MONTREAL, March 10.—The Grand Trunk railway announces another cut In rates, meeting the cut made by the Cana dian Pacific yesterday. A DISTURBING RUMOR CHICAGO, March 10.—The report of a $5 rate from St. Paul to Seattle, made by the Canadian Pacific and Its connections, Is denied In the most explicit terms by the officials of the Soo Paclllc road. They say, moreover, they have no Intention of mak ing such a rate. The western roads were very greatly disturbed over the matter, as it would have been Impossible for them to meet a rate of $5. All the lines using the Missouri river gateways would have been compelled to route their business through Portland In order to reach Seattle and be tween Portland and Seattle there Is an ar bitrary rate of $7.50. which is demanded by the Northern Pacific, and as It is the only line between the two cities, the Missouri river lines are not able to reach Seattle in any other way. WILDER'S SUCCESSOR SAN FRANCISCO. March 10.—James Al ger of Ogden has been selected to be the successor of the late A. D. Wilder as su perintendent of the western division of tho Southern Pacific, with headquarters at Oakland. Mr. Alger's place as superintend* ent of the Salt Lake division will be tilled by John S. Noble, now superintendent of the Shasta division, which will be merged. In the Sacramento and Oregon divisions, under charge of J. B. Wrighfand Robert Kohler. respectively. Superintendent Alger, who will take charge of the western division In a few daj'B. began his career as a telegraph op erator on the Chicago and Northwestern railroad in lowa In 1871. and once served as brakeman on the Rock Island line. A RAILWAY UNION CHICAGO. March 10.—An organisation to he known as the Federation of American Railway employes was perfected today. It alfms to hriiiK all organised railway em ployes Into one central body. The movement has been pending anl forming- for the past two years. It eli minated today in the meeting of K. P. S; - gent, grand master of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen; P. H. Morrison, grand master of the Brotherhood of Hail way Trainmen; W. V. Poweil. grand chief of the Or«t of Railway Telegraphers, and E. I. Clark, grand chief conductor of the Order of Railway Conductors. They elect ed the following officers: Chairman, E. i. Clark: vice chairman. P. H. Morrlssey; secretary. W. V. Powell. The four organizations represented at the meeting are the only ones at present who will have any part In the federation. The object of the federation Is. when dif ferences between an employe of one of the organizations and an employing railroad cannot be settled by the local body, the latter shall call to its assistance the fed eration, which shall use all Its Influences to settle the differences or order a strike if it shall be deemed necessary. U. P. MANAGEMENT NEW YORK. March 10.—The Herald will say tomorrow: "It has been seml-offlclally announced that the Union Pacific has ob tained control of a majority of tbe shares of the stock of the Oregon Short Line, and that after picking up the Union Pacific. Denver and Rio Grande, for which It Is reported to be negotiating, and several other small lines In the northwest. It will practically have restored Its system to its former dimensions, such as existed before the receivership." Vanderbilt's Grandson NEW YORK. March 10.-The World to morrow will say: Col. Vanderbllt Allen, a grandson of Commodore Vanderbllt, died on March Bth at Capey, Italy, of cirrhosis of the liver, aged .V.i. His mother was Ethel Vanderbllt. the commodore's favorite daughter. His lather was Daniel B. Allen. He was a graduate of West Point and during the war made a record so good that he was breveted major. He resigned his commis sion and went to Egypt with the famous General Stone, who was made a pasha by the kbedive. Allen fought In the khedlve's army and was made a Commander of the Order of Medljo. Lynching Likely LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. March 10.—A mob of enraged citizens of Clayburn county are hot in pursuit of Wm. Messer, a white man whose home Is near Quitman, In that coun ty, and a lynching Is considered inevitable If he Is captured. Messer was charged by his daughter with a revolting crime. A month ago the daughter mysteriously dis appeared and Messer is now accused of having murdered her. 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Southern California Furniture Co. 918.314 South Broadway THE ISTHMUS WAR War Clouds Lower but There's Ho Explosion NEW YORK. March 11.—A special to the Herald from Panama says: Advices received from the Herald's cor respondents at varloss pblnts In Central America state that war clouds are still hovering over those countries. The correspondent at La Llbertad, Sal vador, says: The controversy between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Is very serious and it is re ported that troops have already gone to the Held. It Is thought that Honduras will aid Nicaragua in a war against Costa Rica and it Is reported that Honduras has al ready sent 5000 armed men to Nicaragua to combine with the latter country's forces. Salvador, meanwhile Is exerting all af> forts to avert war but the government Is resolved not to take any part where Nic aragua Is concerned. A well-known diplo matic adviser says that In case of the In tervention of Honduras, Salvador will neutralize her action. , The only Interpretation of this is that should Honduras help Nicaragua Salva dor will support Costa Rica In the struggle. Guatemala's envoy has left Manugua for Costa Rica, carrying Important documents which will decide whether the Central American countries will plunge Into war or not. It Is the belief that there will be war, In which three or more Central American countries will be involved. Michigan Populists LANSING. Mich., March 10.—The confer ence committee of Michigan Populists was unable to come to an agreement to day. The straight-out faction finally Issued an ultimatum to the fuslonlsts to join with them In Issuing a call for a convention to nominate a straight Populist ticket. This was rejected by the fuslonlsts, and the antt fuslonlHts issued a call for a convention to be held at Grand Rapids June Zlst, The fu slonists then appointed a committee of fif teen to meet with other, committees to be appointed by other parties, who will meet In Detroit April sth, when it Is expected a call will be Issued for a state fusion con vention. Kentucky Election Law FRANKFORT, March 10.—The senate today passed the Goebel election bill over the Kovernor's veto, and the house will do so tomorrow. The house passed the blil originally by a larger majority than the senate. This bill puts the entire election machinery of the state In the hands of three commissioners, who will be selected at a Democratic Joint caucus to be held to morrow night. The commissioners ap point all the election officers In the dis trict and counties. The Bombay Riots BOMBAY. March 10.—Search parties ex amined all the houses in the riot districts today. They found twenty-five persons suffering from the plague and some riot ers. The authorities believe that the heads of the Julai committee Instigated the riot for other than plague reasons. It Is under stood that a general rising and murder ot Europeans was originally projectod for to morrow. The town is now quiet, but the patrolling continues. Canadian Naval Reserve OTTAWA. Ont., March 10.—At a meeting of the British Empire league today reso lutions were passed In favor of Canada establishing a naval reserve for the train ing of sailors of the merchant marine ser vice to be used In time of war. Sir Charles Tupper made a strong attack on Sir Mich ael Hicks-Beach for his reference to Can ada recently, when he charged the domin ion with not contributing towards Imperial affairs.