SILVER SENATORS ARE FIRM
Their Votes Cast Against the
Reason for Their Ae.tion—Statement»
by ÜCNsrs. Camion and »hoop —
Vote» for the .'Motion, and
Tell« Why He Did »0 Bill *« **re
vent Further Bond I»«ue«.
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
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
that a tariff will be effective except as
accompaniment to free coinage, so
threatened with the
long as we
and while I was readv to
vote for tariff on the 13th inst., after
voting for bimetalism, and while bimet
still as much of a possibility
not ready to
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
"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.
tariff bill, said:
tariff bill because there was an under
standing among free coinage republi
that, having placed ourselves on
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
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
offers to go on
tariff, or as near as we can get to it, just
I have and will for the free and un
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
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
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
in the less
vened since the last vote to change his
This view was evidently shared in by
Senators Clark and Warren of Wyoming,
and Wil'on of Washington,
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
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
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,
; 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,
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.
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
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.
Cannon Looks Out for Church
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
woman was the mother of three chil
dren and was very comely.
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
from the flying bullets, and the interior
of the bank is perforated with bullet
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.
Fount! In Kan»»« anil in Oklahoma
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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