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SILVER SENATORS ARE FIRM
Their Votes Cast Against the Tariff Motion. Reason for Their Ae.tion—Statement» by ÜCNsrs. Camion and »hoop — Vote» for the .'Motion, and Brown Tell« Why He Did »0 Bill *« **re vent Further Bond I»«ue«. asked this Senator Cannon, when evening the grounds for his vote, in view of his understood attitude upon the vote of February 13th, said: "When the tnriff bill the Senate on the 13th, the proposition to take up was before inst. at that particular hour pending in the House a bill which had passed the Senhte by the aid of the Utah votes, for the free and unlimited coinage of silver. As this, the first commercial and indus trial question of the age, had been set tled so far as the Senate was concerned, I stood for taking up the tariff bill. the following day the measure for free and unlimited coinage of silver helmingly defeated in the House, thereby completely changing the situa I was elected to work for bimetal I do not believe But on was overw tion. and protection. ism that a tariff will be effective except as accompaniment to free coinage, so threatened with the an long as we and while I was readv to are Asiatic peril, vote for tariff on the 13th inst., after voting for bimetalism, and while bimet still as much of a possibility not ready to alism was this Dingley bill, I help protection to march to pow the grave of slaughtered silver. Republican party sets its face against bimetalism, it will leave Jthe ground on which protection is based. - "What effect will this have on the am as er over If the wool interest?" "This proposed measure will be worse the wool-growers of than useless to Utah, as they will see when the expos ure of its insidious discriminations shall be made in the senate, on Senator Car ter's resolution to recommit the bill to This position of Senator Cannon wa« endorsed by others of the free coin age republicans who voted with him, on ground that, bi-metalism having been killed since Febrnary 13th, he was quite consistent in voting against con sideration of an insufficient protection when unlinked with free coinage. Senator Brown, of Utah, in explana tion of his vote for consideration of the ,l I voted to take up the the committee on finance. the tariff bill, said: tariff bill because there was an under standing among free coinage republi that, having placed ourselves on cans record for free coinage, and with the ab solute impossibility of free coinage leg islation being enacted into a law, believed it to be due to the interests of the West to make an attempt to pass the best tariff bill obtainable. I have pre viously put myself on record and will do so again whenever an opportunity oc I do not place the tariff before silver in importance. Both are of high and we curs. est importance section. tt^-day, neither free coinage nor tariff legislation can pass, and votes of sena simply declarations of princi ples, I propose whenever opportunity record for a republican If, as stated on the senate floor tors, are offers to go on tariff, or as near as we can get to it, just I have and will for the free and un as limited coinage of silver." Senator Shoup of Idaho said: nothing whatever to add to my former interview upon my vote cast on the 13th I said that in my judgment a vote 'I have ' inst. should be had upon both free coinage and a tariff bill, and that I did not be lieve then and do not believe now that the tariff bill should be defeated in the senate for the purpose of indicating a supposed added loyalty to the cause of silver." Senator Shoup said that he had fa vored and would favor the consideration of another bill in the nature of an emer gency measure, which gave a possibility of relief to the people of hi* state, and that he could see nothing weeks which . . in the less had inter than two vened since the last vote to change his opinion. This view was evidently shared in by Senators Clark and Warren of Wyoming, and Wil'on of Washington, Squire Mitchell and McBride of Oregon and Perkins of California, who were not re L'corded with the five republican senators who voted to defeat consideration on ' the floor of the senate on the motion of Senator Morrill. Washington, Feb. 25. — The Senate committee on finance today discussed Senator Bacon's bill to prohibit the fur ther issuance of goverement bonds without authority of Congress. Senator Harris urged the propriety of the line of action indicatnd by the bill. The Republican senators present declared the passage of the bill to be equivalent to repeal of the resumption act. The vote for consideration stood 5 to 5. The affirmative votes were cast by Jones (Nev.), Populist, and Harris, Vest, White and Walthall, Democrats. The negative votes were be Morrill, Sherman, Allison, Aldrich and Platt Republicans. THREE HOI KS IV JAII.. Hi«» Flakier Plead« Guilty and 1« Let ofl Uglttly. Washington, Feb. 25.—Miss Elizabeth Flagler, daughter of Gen. Flagler, chief of ordinance, U. S. A., who last spring shot a colored boy named Green, plead ed guilty to involuntary manslaughter to day and was sentenced to three hours in jail and to pay a fine of $500. The proceedings were the result of an agreemeni between District Attorney Birney and Miss Flaglers^lawyer's. An effort was made to keep the trial from the knowledge of the public, and for that purpose Judge Cox called court half an hour before the usual time. The District Attorney said this was of those unfortunate accidents one which does not call for anything but the lightest penalty in the power of the court, and Judge Cox declared the sen tence without making any comments. Miss Flagler was driven to the jail in her father's carriage, and was received by the warden with great courtesy. She passed the three hours in the matron's receiving room in the company of Gen. Flagler and an aunt Mrs. Winthrop, and was then driven to her home. SHOT HIM DEAD. Poked t raie In the Rib« with a (ion to Wake Him. Boise, Ida., Feb. 24.—A special from De Lamar says: Aman named Keller was shot and killed by Charles Craig Saturday night at Rhckville, about thirty miles south of Caldwell, on the Jordan stage road. Craig and Keller had not been on go.od terms. The lat ter bore a bad reputation and had been in several difficulties. Saturday Keller was out hunting. He reached Craig's camp after the latter had gone to bed. Keller poked Craig in the ribs with a gun to awaken him, When Craig ; awoke and saw his enemy standing over j j 1 ; m j, e g ra bhed his six shooter and shot j flj s enemv dead, I 0 Craig has always borne a good reputa tion. It is supposed that Keller simply wished to stop for the night, but Craig naturally thought he had come to kill him, hence the shooting. Free Silver or no Tariff Legislation. Denver, Feb. 24.—A special to the Times from Washington says: Senator Dubois says the silver republicans of the northwest will permit no tariff leg islation in this Congress or any other that does not recognize free silver, and the same issue will be raised at the St. Louis convention. Des Moines Grave Robbers. Omaha, Feb. 23.—The man who gave his nemeas H.J. Smith, arrested in Des Moines on the charge of grave robbery has been identified by his description and a photograph in the possession of the local police as Stanley Claycomb, who is under bond to appear in court here on the charge of highway robbery. He and William Glasgow were both convicted of highway robbery, and sen tenced to fifteen years in the peniten tiary, but secured a new trial and were released on bail. Glasgow stoutly de nies being implicated in the grave rob bery. California Giant Murdered. Cincinnati, Feb. 23.—A special to the Commercial Gazette from Washington Court House, O., says: Last Wednesday night Dan Brown, the California giant, a man of enormous stature, was found near the railroad, unconscious, his skull crushed, and a brick covered with blood and hair near by. ered consciousness long enough to say in an ants-mortem statement that Tom Hall, with whom he had been drinking had assailed him and robbed him of $6. Brown died this morning, and tonight Tom Hall was arrested at Wilmington, O. Yesterday he recov Tried to Shoot His Wife. Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 22. — N. B. Foster, a contractor, attempted to kill his wife today. He fired twice at her with a revolver. The first shot passed through her hand, which she had raised to prevent his shooting. The plucky woman grasped the revolver and the second shot took off the forefinger of the left hand of her husband. She threw the revolver through the window and fainted. Citizens Jsecured Foster while he was trying to regain the weapon, Jealousy of his wife is said to have im pelled Foster to the deed. / HOME INTERESTSPROTECTED Cannon Looks Out for Church Property Western Senators Active— Appropria tion of85,000 for Negotiation With Tneompahgre Indiana Killed, at Ite «ineMt ol Congressman Alien -Tariff en H il ver Proposed. Washington, Feb. 24—Senator Can non «aid today that the hearing which was to have been held this morning up on the transfer of the church property was postponed upon his request, be cause he desired to address the full com mittee. The meeting will be held not later than next Monday. On Saturday Senator Shoup received a telegram from Boise urging him to secure an appropriation of $600 for com pleting ahot-water well at Boise bar racks. That day being a legal holiday Senator Shoup today visited the department, and this afternoon Quar Batchelder graphed authorization for the expendi ture. The senator also today made an effort at the treasury department to have a commissioner sent to locate a site for the Boise City public building. He was assured that the matter would be attended to shortly. Senator Dubois has received assur ances from the geological survey that field assistants in Idaho shall be chosen from graduates of scientific institutions, and that the graduates of the University of Idaho at Moscow will be eligible. He ha* also received information that the notification of war termaster-General tele Rusk as postmaster at Alpine, Ida., was a mistake, and that Miss Alice M. Denny will be retained. Representative Allen, by raising a point of order against it, succeeded in having knocked out of the Indian Ap propriation bill the paragraph inserted at the request of Secretary Hoke Smith appropriating $5,000 to negotiate with the Indians for the surrender of any portion of their reservation or for the modification of existing treaties, clause did not refer in words directly to the Uintah and Uncompahgre reserva tions, but as it was identical, word for word, with the written request for the appropriation for this purpose, with the specific names omitted, the Utah dele gation in Congress decided to oppose the appropriation on the ground that it is a waste of money to provide more funds for the Uintah and Uncompahgre commission. The t'ousiderins Naval Needs. Washington, Feb. 24.—The committee of the naval affairs committee was en gaged for several hours today in work on the naval appropriation bills. The members declined to give out anything for publication, number of new battle ships and torpedo boats to *be recommended has not yet been settled. At the last meeting of the sub-committee a strong sentiment de veloped in favor of authorizing a greater number of battleships than was asked for by Secretary Herbert in his annual report. The disposition among the lead ers of the house, may, however, have its effect on the members of the sub and their recommenda It is stated that the tions as to new ships within a smaile limit than would otherwise be the case. BOt'ND TO GET KID OF IT. Failing to Kay a Paper, Citizen» Barn the Plant. Mitchell, S. D., Feb. 24.—The entire outfit of the Mitchell Mail, paper, presses, type, etc., was taken into the street this morning and publicly burned by an orderly and well-behaved body of busi ness men. Thz editor of the paper, Robert McBride, has for a long time been attacking various public institu tions and prominent people, notably the late John D. Lawler, president of the First National bank. Several years ago McBride married Mr. Lawler's sister-in law, the wealthy daughter of General Sturgis, U. S. A. After a few years Mrs. McBride secured a divorce, and Mc Bride then began his attacks upon the business and personal character of Mr. Lawler. Much indignation was aroused, and Saturday night citizens met McBride and offered to buy out his plant if he would go elsewhere. He agreed, but later decided to withdraw from the bar gain. The citizens thereupon appointed one of their number to act as agent for McBride, and then paid the money agreed upon and tuok the property out and destroyed it, as stated. The com mittee is now looking for McBride, and will suggest that he move elsewhere. Growth in grace is not promoted by finding faults in others. HlfE-JII KDEBER. Shu KranvNco Kanker Deliberately Shoots Hi* Wire. San Francisco, Feb. 25.—Nicholaus Claussen, a banker shot and killed his wife to-night at the house of a friend named Foley, where Mrs. Claussen was apparently hiding to escape the wrath of her husband. Claussen entered Foley's house with pistol 'n hand and told his wife that ne was going to shoot her, but she begged for her life, and he put the pistol in his pocket and started to leave the room, but when he reached the door he pulled the weapon from his pocket and rushing at his wife fired three shots, two of which entered the body near the heart, the third striking her in the arm. She died immediately, taken into custody. Claussen was The murdered woman was the mother of three chil dren and was very comely. Arkansas Bobber». Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 25—A special to the Gazette from Warren, Ark., sa vs: A daring but unsuccessful attempt was made to rob the Merchant's and Planter's bank of this place to-dav. About half-past 3 o'clock three men en tered the bank, and two of them walked around behind the enclosure, where Mr. Adair, the cashier was seated, in con versation with T. M. Goodwin and D. M. Sutton. Thir first salutation was, "Hold up your hands." Mr. Adair sprang for his pistol, when the men commenced shooting and Mr. Goodwin received what is thought to be a mortal wound and Mr. Adair was shot through the shoulder. He returned the fire and evidently wounded one of the men, as when he rode off he was seen to be bleeding. The firing of the pistols startled the citizens, who came running from all directions, and the robbers were forced to retire without accomplishing their object. As they rode out of town they kept up a fusiiade of shots and went out north-west of town. The plans were well laid, and no doubt the bank would have been looted but for the promptness of Mr- Adair with his pistol Several citizens had narrow escapes from the flying bullets, and the interior of the bank is perforated with bullet holes. GOLD BRICK LAME. A Confiding Californian Advances 85.000 on a Brick. San Francisco, Feb. 25. - A well-dress ed man, 40 years of age, who is known by the names of Edward Thompson, Charles Gordon and Addison Mills, is under arrest in this city on a charge of of giving two worthless gold bricks to M. G. Ritchie, a Napa county vineyard ist, as security for a loan of $5,000. Mills paved the wav to the loan by tell ing a fairy story of the fabulous fortune that could be obtained by developing a rich mine discovered by an Indian. He was assisted by a versatile confederate, who posed first as an Indian prospector and later as an assayer from the Phila delphia mint. The two gold bricks fur nished by the Indians were later exam ined by the same man in his capacity as an assayer and declared to be worth $22,000. On the strength of the sup posed assay Ritchie gave Mills $5,000 in gold and received the worthless gold bricks as security. GOLD EVERVWIIF.RE. Fount! In Kan»»« anil in Oklahoma in Abundance. Blue Rapids, Kan., Feb. 25.—Gold has been found in Hollendsburg, Kan., and is said to assay $16 to $20 to the ton. It is found in the sand and near a large creek. Hollendsburg is a German settle ment in northeastern Kansas on the Grand island road, traditions of the country, gold was found in that locality by emigrants traveling to the far West in 1S42 and later. The excitement is increasing and people are coming into the little town in crowds from all directions. According to the Treatnry Department. Washington, Feb. 24.—Today's state ment of the condition of the treasury shows: Available cash balance. $240, 322,843; gold reserve, $108,148,204. Burned to Death. New York, Feb. 23.—Lillian Cecelia Lyons, the i4-year-oid daughter of Daniel Lyons of Brooklyn, was burned to death in her bed-room. The fire started through the accidental explosion of an oil stove, which had been used to heat the room. Lillian, who was an epileptic, was in bed at the time. She was unable to move without assistance. The bed-clothes quickly became ignited, and thegirl was enveloped in flames be fore she could be rescued. Her screams attracted the attention of neighbors, who succeeded in getting her from the burn ing room. Before a physician arrived the girl died in horrible agony. SILVER MAKES A 8IG JUMP, Bullion Sells in New York for 70 Cents. The Demand Ha» Been Steadily (irnwiiie. anil the Nnpply hlminlsh IiiK, I'ntil Slotv There in a Hhortae» Hhrrwd Wen Have Been Acromalat iii£ Bullion —Big Boom In Mllver Mine blocks Expected. New York, Feb. 24.—Silver bullion sold at the highest price today that it has reached in many months. There was an apparently good consol demand which advanced the rate to 70 cents. The rise was sharp and in sympathy with an upward movement in London. Zimmerman & Forshav and Handy &c Harman, bullion dealers, and Edward Bush of the Kansas City Smelting and Refining company, declared that thev did not know of any definite reason for the improvement. They did not agree that the advance was due to speculation or that it would be sustained. The facts are that silver sold as low a-> 59 cents, and the price ranged about 60 cents for six months. There was, by reason of adverse legislation, materia! curtailment of production. Shrewd people who knew the commercial value of silver began cautiously buying and accumulating bullion. A large amount has been absorbed for export, a legiti mate continental demand having pre vailed for a long time. The supply has also been reduced by the demand for manufacturing purposes. For ten months the price wa* fluctuating about 67 cents, and yesterday 70 cents was the quota tions. The advance has taken so long as to escape general attention. Simul taneously with the advance came a de cided improvement in mining stocks, which Is regarded as significant of a re which Is regarded as significant of a re vival of interest in silver mines and brighter prospects. Seventy-five-cent silver means much to the great industry and would undoubtedly produce another silver boom. Exchange on India has been keeping pace with the strong tone of the silver market, and in London yesterday was at the top notch. At the same time pro duction has not kept pace with the de mand, the miners having turned their attention to gold-digging. New York, Feb. 24.—On the stock exchanges to day silver certificates ad vanced to 70 on transactions of $40,000. The highest previous price within the past few months was 69J 4 , October lo, 1895. Authorities on silver say the rise is in no sense due to speculation. Ex change on India at London is now at the highest point after a steady advance for the past thirty days. The largely decreased production ot the white metal has naturally depleted the supplies on hand, while low prices have tended to increase the demand for use in the arts London is now a large bidder for silve in this market, but finds the metal scarce Large sales of stiver were reported by bullion brokers, one transaction being for the sale of 400,000 Mexican dollars to London. One of the oldest bullion houses in the street stated this after noon that heavy transactions tor thirty, sixty and ninety days were made today, and business in future transactions the last three weeks has been the heaviest noted by the firm during its existence. Sparks from the Wires. Ex-President Benjamin Harrison, ac bV his Mr. companied bV his secretary, Mr. Tibbetts, arrived in Washington •tty from Indian apolis yesterday afternoon. A fire at St. Paul destroyed the old frame street car barns on University ave nue, with nearly a hundred cars and a large quantity of supplies. It is believed that the loss will reach .$75,000, partly insured. The steamer "Katzier," from Ham burg for Delagoa bay, which grounded in the Suez canal at Ismaiia on Wednes day, has floated. Her grounding had practically blocked the passage of the canal, and nearly fifty steamers were detained by the accident. These crafts 1 are now enabled to proceed to their des tinations. VBIZONA'S VOLCANOES*. Roaring and Pouring Oat ttmoke. Flames and Mad. Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 25—The Cocopa volcanoes, se'venty-five miles south west of nere, are again very active. Those on the plains are throwing out hot water, steam and mud, while the dry ones and the solitary one in the moun tain range pour forth smoke by day and flame by night, plainly seen at a point fifteen miles west of here. There are more than 10,000 of these volcanoes in the plain twenty-five miles north of the base of the mountains. They are active only at times, when the roar of their workings can be heard for twenty miles. Governor Robinson of Massachusetts i'uffered a shock of apoplexy and is now in a critical condition.