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LAMAR. - - COLORADO Washington's Birthday, according to the calendar at that time, was Feb. 11. The calendar was chauged in 1752. Davtt) Dudley Field is in favor of compulsory voting. Compu'sory vot ing would boa great aid to womuu suffrage. M. r>E Fklycini t, the French Minis ter of War, has published a decree forbidding surgeons in the French ar my to make use of hypnotism in their practice, or to experiment with it. Marshal Mac Mahon, twice presi dent of the French republic, sent hi hearty congratulations to the young due d; Or leans upon the stop ho had taken in going to France in defiance of the law. I'm: Deioris Land and cattle Com pany at Deioris. Texas, has been pur chased by the Columbia Cattle Com pany of New York for $700,000. The company's headquarters are at Carlisle, Pa Mant curious adulterations of food are reported, but this surely boats them all. An invoi of uiacaroui seized at New York recently contain ed an assortment of shawls, ail wool, and a yard or more wide. The Pike’s Peak cog way will be illu minated the entire seven miles by elec tricity. Carbons will sparkle on ton of the old giant of the Rockies, and a uight train will be run for the benefit of those who enjoy novelty. Many of the participants in Iho cuttle of Chickamauga, both union and confederate, have agreed to meet on the site of the conflict, to settle many important historical questions. Wednesday, May 28, has been docided on. Canada’s trade with the United States i 9 greater than her commerce with Great Britain. In 1888 she sold us $45,572,05.3 of merchandise and Great Britain $12,004,984. Her im ports to this country were to the amount of $48,841,848, or $90,000,000 greater than from Great Britain. Paris public schools are overcrowd ed. and the authorities propose to help !o remedy tne difficulty by forbid ding the attendance at them of chil dren of foreigner-. There are 00.00' foreien children in the city, and at least 5.000 of them are getting a French education free at the public schools. And now comes a doctor who says that nitro-glycerine would have saved .rohn Jacob Astor’s life. How unfor unate it is f or humanity that all these suggestions by the doctors come too late, and that the information necessa ry to save life is always in possession of some physician who was not em ployed on the case. Columbia college will presently journey toward the front rank of American institutions of learning. Extensive athelic grounds have been set apart by the faculty aud $25,- 000 subscribed for their improvement. The outlook for next year's crop of demon and wizzard baseball pitchers may therefore bo said to be promising. A catholic Indian missionary, Father Jerome, of the Benedictine or der, has compiled a prayer book for the .Sioux. It will be published by Bishop Marty, and will bo printed in the Sioux language. Besides the or dinary catholic prayers the book will contain a catechism of ehristhin doc trine and catholic hymns, with appro priate music. _______ The National Museum at Wasbing ton, through the liberality of Mr. John A. Brill, of Philadelphia, has come into possession of two stamps issued under the act of 1763, which led to the American revolution. They were required to be placed upon all documents. Mr. Brill was offered a large sum for. them, but he preferred to place them where they legitimately belonged. Another French canal enterprise has proved a failure, aside from the gigantic Panama fiasco This is the canal across the isthmus of Corinth in Greece. Its estimated cost was $6,000,- OCO, but the French company that un dertook it have sunk more than that already and have abandoned the enter prise. Fully $12,000,000 more capital is required and the discouraged French investor dreads the ennui Greece will have to look elsewher * than to France for funds to complete the enterprise. Queen Marguerite of Italy i-, not fair, but she is fnt and forty. Asruie. a to which there are few exceptions, the royal families are not models of physi cal beauty. The count do Paris looks iike an amiable greengrocer. Queen Victoria like a prosperous middle class woman, the prince of Wales iike a good uatured bon-vivant. The queen of Italy affects literary tastes, but her success as an amateur author has not been very brilliant, for the story gc as that, having wfspten a story, she sent it to one of the Italian journals under an fw-nimed cam*, and it wm dwltard Wilfe thunk* STATE NEWS. Stone is said to be the leading pro duct of Boulder County. There were 1.035 children in th< Leadville schools last year. The drummers of the United State are to meet in Denver ir. June. Almost every day brings the new of au accident at Aspen in which a mine: is killed or Injured. A man at Falrplay has been sen tenced to seven years in the penitentiary for beating his wife. The Divide Coa! and Oil Develop ment Company of Monument has let a contract for a well 1,000 feet deep. Base ball games at Denver are to DC taxed on the ground that they are places of amusement ns much us theaters arc. The grand jury at Durango has re turned twenty indictments against saloon keepers in that town who have kept open on Sunday Ex-Senator labor has called a meeting of the vice-presidents of the Col orado Silver Association to meet in Den ver, May 3d. The Costlewood reservoir, above Castle Rock, is still being pushed to want completion. About one-half of the ditch is completed. Three hundred t)dd Fellows cele brated the seventy-first anniversary of the order in America, at Saiiiia last Sat urday. Peoplo came from all the neighbor in? towns. The county commissioners of Logan County are offering premiums lor tb«' largest yield of sugar beets on one square rod of irrigated land, and also for tn largest yield on unirrigated land J. L. Brush, president of the Colo rado Cattle Growers' Association su •> h< has been in the live stock business for .t number of yean*, but in all his exper.tiu he has never seen so much to encourage e»ttle men as at present The Colorado Coal and Iron Com pany have secured a large cohtract from the Union Pacific railroad. The order 1- for seventy- five pound rails, and will keej the steel department at Pueblo busy t:'.. late in the winter to fill it. Col. E. S. Xettleton. of Denver, is conducting an investigation as to the ar tesian basins of the West, and the proba bility of water being obtained in thut wa • for irrigation purposes. The government has appropriated *IO.OOO for the surve; A Colorado Springs gentleman, who has been addicted to drinking has just taken an oath before au officer to refrain in the future. The papers call attention to the fact in order to dissuade :.. following the pernicious custom of offer ingto treat him. The gold washers working in th< gulches west of Elizabeth find cons; able quicksilver which was iost from sluice boxes when the gulches were workeu years ago. Pn nearly every iustanee the quicksilver has collected all the gold tl-.u* would adhere to it. A distressing accident occurred i ; Colorado Springs last Thursday. A live year old child of C. E. Knapp got a loaded revolver out of a trunk and snapped it at his baby brother, shooting him through the eye, causing instant death. The boy was too young to know what he was doing. The United States Supreme Court has rendered a decision in the celebrated Sierra Nevada mining case, involving ‘he title to a claim near Leadville, claimed bv tbe Iron Silver Mining Company. The Supreme Court reversed the decision *•: the Colorado Circuit Court, and remanded the case back for a new trial, which will give the Iron Silver people another chance. Senator Teller has prepared the following amendment to the Jones’ silver bill now before the Senate: That any person may deposit at any mint or assay office of the United States either gold or silver bullion, or both, in quantities of not less than five ounces of gold or eighty ounces of silver, aud demand and receive coin or coin certificates therefor at the rate of $1 in coin or certificate for twenty five and eizbt-teuths grains, troy weight, standard gold, and at the rate of #1 in cer tificates for 4U : -j grains standard silver. That coin certificates provided for in this act shall be receivable for all taxes and dues to the United States of every de scription, and shall be lawful tender for the payment of ail debts public and pr; rate. A dispatch from Aspen says: A warrant is out for Santos Sierra for hav ing offered the street commissioner >■> a month if he would employ his team. It is believed there has been much of this kind of work doue in the past, and the mayor is determined to break it up. The affairs of the city appear to have been conducted in a scandalously loose manner in all the de partments Each officer seems :o have ••gone it. atone.” There has been no sys tem and i.o plan by which transact "i - the various departments could be read 11 \ traced. There is no way to ascertain def initely that any officer’s account-; are cor rect except to take his word for it It is found that it is almost impossible to tell what the city has lest by the defalcation of its 'ate city clerk. This state of affairs led the council to employ an expert to check up the city’s affaire from end to end. A rase :k on triul ii. Denver to e~- tabhsh the legality of the poll tax law. A novel opium smuggling scheme was discovered iu Chicago recently. The police raided an opium den aud found, among other things, a number cf lemon rinds filled with opium. The ends bad »:':t off, the inside scraped, the opium i ' ‘.a no*, known fiow oxtonsß* . •mqjjfiln.v way ha** fcmn COLORADO STILL AHEAD. Report of the Director of the Mint for for the year 1889. Washington. April 28. —Director of the Mint Loach has submitted to Con gress the rejxjrt on the production of precious metals for the year 1889. The gold product of the United States was 1.587,000 flno ounces, valued at $32,800,000 against $33,000,000 for the preceding year. Of the gold product, $31,959,047 was deposited at the mints for coinage and manufactured into bars. The silver product approximately was 50,000,000 flue ounces, of the commercial value of S4O, 730,000, and in coinage value of $04,646,464, arainst tho estimated product for 188 S oi 13.751, 632 line ounces, of the commercial value of $43,020,000, and in coinage value of $59,11C»,00u 0 ;u crease over IMSJ of about 4,261.368 tine ounces of a commercial value of $3,730,006. In addition to the silver product of our mines about 7,0U),0U0 ounces of silver wa> extracted from lead ores imported into the United States and smelted in this country, and over 5,000,001* ounces from tho base silver bars imported principally from Mex ico, making the total product of our mines, smelters and re tinerios about 62,0u0,000 fluu ouuces of silver. Of this amount the Gov ernment purchased for coinage 27,125,357 ounces. There were used in the arts about 6,000,0J0 ounces, exported to Hong Kong, Japan, and the Kust Indies about 9,* 000,000 ounces, and ship|>ed to for sale about 20,000,000 ounces. Colorado still maintains the drst rank among the producing States, with au ag gregate product in gold and silver of over £24,000,Cmc Montana stands next, with a product of $22,894,000. California produced $14,034,000, of which $13,000,000 was gold, being about two-liftns of tho total gold product of the United States. Utah shows a largely increased product, uetably in sil ver. Idaho and New Mexico report an in creased product, and Ar to na and Nevada reduced the product for 183 c. The total deposits and purchases of sil ver aggregated 36,297,504 standard ouuces. of a coining value of $12,237,105, of which there were r5d.074,212 standard ounces of a coining value of $41,977,265. The deposits of the quantity of silver purchased for silver dollar coinage was 27,123,357 flue ounces, costing $25,379,510, an average I cost of *0.93.56 per ounce fine. The amount of silver offered to the trees ury department for sale aggregated 47,- 965,700 flno ounces. The net loss of gold and silver to the United Slat e» by excess of exports over imports of the precious metals was as follows. Gold $28,886,753, silver $14,788,006, total $58,675,419 The amount of gold and sliver used in the in dustrial arts during the calendar year i-ot* in tho United States was Gold $lO. 697,000, silver • coining value* $8,706,(00, total $25,468,000. Tho amount ot domestic bullion used in the arts was- Gold $9,086.- 827, silver (coining value) 57,297,933, total $16,934,760. The total metallic stock in the United States is estimated to have been at January 1, ISOO, as follows Gold coin and bullion $530,975,097, silver coin and bullion $488,888,624, total $1,127 663.631. Oriental Nonsense. Vienna. April 28.—Society here is greatly excited over the circumstances at tending the visit of the wife of the Shab of Persia to the Austrian capital to take ad vantage of the skill of a leading oculist. When the day for the operation arrived, tue clashing of Western customs and Las tern prejudices occasioned so \ cru! curiouv >cenos. Tho three eunuchs of the lady's suite, insisted on remaining in the room, and assaulted the oculist when he asked the iady to remove her veil. The eunuchs proposed that the veil should be cut around the eye when it was necessary vo see that organ, but nowhere else. The Persian minister uud tho eunuchs had to i>o removed by force before tho operation could proceeded with. The eunuchs fought savagely and it will now be thei*- duty to report to the shah the indignity to which his wife has been sub jected, and which, according to the Persian law. is punishable by death. Tho invalid is forty- live year*, old, and of a rather delicate lraine. and lost her right eye sotno four years ago from glaucomu. The disease made its appearance in her ; also about a month ago. Mid 9he ■ obtain the best treatment to be had. She refused to make the Journey, however, un til her sight was entirely gone. She is now totally blind, but is determined at lust to resort to every means to regain her lost sight, if possible. A Steamer Burned. Jacksonville. Fla.. April 29.—The steamer H. B. Plant of the St- John's river line was burned early this morning in Beresford Lake. 100 miles south of this city, causing the loss of three lives—one passenger. John Collins, one deck hand, and Albert Mallory, a waiter boy, all colored When the alarm was sounded the entire forwar: art of the vessel was ablate. Passengers half dressed were in a terrible state ot niann. Some jumped overboard und in their fright began swimming away from the iandlng. Captain Hall, with rare presence of mind, had a lifeboat cast off and held her beside tho burning vessel, revolver in hand. Ho then called for the women and children und put them in lirst, not letting a man approacti. The captain’s coolness saved the lives of all. The vessel was valued at $43,000. It is common tulk in the jewelry district* of New York that Wells, Fargo & Con. - pauy have advanced $1,500,000 to work the newly found mine of rubies which the firm lias acquired in the West. Tho locality is kept a secret at present, but it is thought to be ir Montana. A Brooklyn Ewjlc re porter saw two stones from the new work ings. They were hardly over an eighth of a caret apiece in weight, but beautiful la color, which i-. a deep, pure crimson, ap • adralrcd in th« rabies of tU* Burmubs. BY TELEGRAPH. Northern Tex a? is suffering from a great flosd There wti» an earthquake In Califor nia on the 34th. The President has signed the World’* Fair biiL Au Italian has just completed a forty day*' fas; at London Maryland v. :i> visited by a destruc tive hail storm last Sunday. It is stated that Jay Gould has pur chased the Mexican Central railroad. The water at Vicksburg is higher than it has been for twenty-eight years. William O'Bric:. the Irish member of Parliament is to marry a French girl. It is expected that the debate on the tariff will begin in the House in ton days. It is thought tha: 200.000 persons will be thrown out of employment In Chi cago by strikes cm May st. Eighteen pardons were issued by the war department last week for the ben efit of soldiers now in nuneinent. The ladies of Council Bluffs arc persecuted by a young man who kisses them as they pass uiong the streets at night. Theodore Thomas, the orchestra leader of New York, is to marry a Chi cago girl seventeen years of age Ho :* fifty-four The state of siege on the Island of Crete has been raised and martial law i abolished. The Christians on the island are jubilant. Emin Pasha started for the in terior of Africa with 4o> privates :'*vc German officers and a large body of Nu bian soldiers. A party of mine. ' have been pros pecting for gold r.n the Navajo reservation in New Mexico They ' and some vers rich specimens President Ilarri>oa has u»od the veto jwwer for the first time by vetoing th 6 bill to allow Ogden. Utah, to increase its indebtedness to fSuO.OOQ. There was u ijreat fire at Allentown. Pa., last Thursday, by which a silk mill was destroyed. Four men were killed and sixteen were wounded. The loss amounted to *300.000. The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that States esnee seise liquors in original packages which are brought into their territory contrary to their laws. Full returns from the recent elec, tions in France show a tremendous falling off in the iioulangist vote The result of the balloting is looked upon as a death blow to Boulangism. Mr. Kerr of low .a hue reported t«» the House a bill to prohibit the tmnapor tation of Intoxicating :-.,;..-rs into an;. State or Territory » cutrary to the law of such State or Territoj; The Chilian dele-at*- to the Pan- Amcrican Congress is not satisfied He says the United States is surrounded by a high wall of protection that be does not hope to see broken down. It la reported that the Queen will confer a title ou Stanley by making him Lord Stanley of Cong \ It is also - re;- lieu that he is to become a British subject that he maj’ be made governor of England's African province. Kemmler. the murderer who was to have been executed at Auburn, New York, this week has been granted a writ of supercedeas by the United Slates Supreme Court which will give him a little more time to live. The Senate committee on private land claims has agreed upon a bill for the establishment of a United States Court t.< provide for the settlement of private land claims in Colorado, New Mexico and other Western States and Territories. Advices from Samou -lute that Malietoa. king of Sum -a, signed a treaty for the settlement of the Sauman troubles In the presence > f the various consul* ;.t Apia and a large number of Samoan peo pie. Tam assoc and party signify their acceptance of the new regime. Holland proposes an increased duty n:. Agnerican potrolenm imported into the Dutch Indies in reprisal for the Amer ican increase of duty on raw tobacco. In Dutch commercial circles the advisability is being discussed of common European action against American protection. Five sisters named DomovierotT. the youngest nineteen year? o»d, committed suicide at Moscow lost week. The ashes found in their apartment showed that they burned a number of papers before taking their lives It is believed that fear of ar rest as nihilists lod to the commission of the deed. The employes of the Adams Ex press Company have unanimously agreed to a reduction of their salaries. Vice Pres ident Crosby hud told them the reduction was absolutely nocessary. The unre strained competition of express companies necessitated unprofitable contracts with railroads and the employes had been paid regularly when the stockholders received nothing. A pledge was given that when the condition of the company svarranted it salaries would be restored. The southern flood continues to cause suffering and loss. Reports from Pointe Coujice parish, L . are distressing. The destruction is complete. Not a plan tation is left above the water. Not a levee is unbroken, while hundreds of families are homeless. Thousands of head of stock have drowned, and from meagre re ports received from the interior it is quite probable that human life has been sacr - feed to the hoc . The condition of the unfortunate l-!u. .: is pitiat >. ft. >7 an) pftoousta bogging to bo tpken to toms place 01 eafoty. STANLEY IN LONDON. Giv.n An Enthusiastic Reception b, the English. Loxxtos. April 29. —Stanley ha* re turned to England after his long absent* in the Park Continent- He reached Dover in the afternoon by a special steamer which hud been placed .it his disposal bj the King of the Bclgiau* There were more flags than usuul on the pier and they were thrown to the breeze in honor of Stanley. .Vs the vessel came alongside the pier every j'erson of the thousands on shore was gazing with might and main at the little party Of men on the upper deck -Where is Stanley •” was an exclamation heard on all sides. Just before the land ing stage was rigged a broad smile was observed on the handsome face of Cant Nelson He smiled because on seeing th*' assemblage on shore Stanley had dived undercover. From his shelter the African explorer was compelled to come forth t» me t the Mayor of L)o?ci who proeentoti au address of welcome. -Vs Stanley ai> lieared he waa greeted by a > early cheer from shore. He lifted his hat many times in resjK>nsc and then turned to vve. come of Dover s Mayor, which w»w • warm though brief one. Stanley mado an appropriate *i>swer n a few words, and having shaken hams with the Mayor turned Uj the depu VaUon of flee of the Emin Belief Committee wbo had boarded the steamer After a frig. * ful struggle with the crowd the latter ha massed itself in front of the landing stage to get Stanley and his party from the steamer to the train, a distance of I‘** yards. It looked for a time impoeaible.but it waa accomplished Anally, Stanley reach mg the tra.n l<"k;::g thoroughly fagged out. He was so closely hemmed In by the crowd on hr* way to the train that he could not lift his hat in answer to the cheers that were given for him Once aboard the train for London there waa comparative iwsw for him for a few mom enta and the tired l'Vk on his face grew lea* arketL The trip from Oatend to Dovn had been thoroughly enjoyed, and all of Stanley's companions looked in first class lic a :th and spirits He was accompanied uy Capt. Nelson Dr Harks, klr Juphaor L e u Stairs, Mr Wilson, and Sir William Mack in non Stanley wore a preoccupied air during muthuflhe Journey. Mars ton. the pul* mher of Stanley's forthcoming book.drove this air away for a few minutes, and Den New, railed >tatcs Consul General did a little of the same work. Col. Gouraud. Edison's hurotwaa agent, said he had sometiilng in hi* possession of interest to Stanley It was a phonograph which contained messages from friends and old acquaintance* and many prominent meu In the L-. ted States When Slant*> had a few hours to spare bo would be asked to listen t-. this phonograph in th* presence of a few English friends Though the train made only a single stop between Dover and Victoria, at many stations there were crowds who displayed great anxi'-ty to catch a srlimper of Stan ley.. Many houses along the route were decorated with flags in his honor. Though the Journey may have seemed a long one t< Stanley, lx was short enough to every one «-.se aboard the train Stanley said his time for wrecks wss disposed of. He added. **l leave for Sandringham to-night on a visit to the l*rioce of Wales.' There was a >argcr crowd m London to welcome Stanley than there had been at Dover, but as the police arrangement* were perfect he suffered no inconvenience The moment be appeared on the platform he was cheered . a* he took his seat in the open carriage of 1-ady Hurdett C'outla hr was cheered again he felt constrained to stand up and bow many times to show his appreciation of the splendid welcome given to him. On the drive from the sta tion he was warmly greeted by the in. mens** crowds that Mllcd every thorough fare in the vicinity of the Victoria Station Ho now hopes to get a little rest and to And time to complete his book. He may find it a trifle difficult to find much soli tude iu the country that seems desirous of not only shaking him by the hand, but Mapping him ou the back The President’s Second Veto. Washington. D April President Harrisou ha- vetoed the House bill authorizing the construction of an ad dition to the public building at Dallas. Texas, at a cost of rJOO.uOO. The bill as originally introduced fixed *IOO,OOO as the limit of expense, and the President cite* a letter from the supervising architect of the treasury that an exteusiou of ample dimensions could be erected for flOO.uuu The building for which the extension is proposed coat *125,000. and was only com pletcd last year Arbitration for the Americas. Washington, April Represen tatives of nine of the American republics to-day signed a formal treaty of arbitra tion in Secretary Blaine * office at the Department of State, namely L'oited States, Guatemala, Nicsraugua. Salvador. Honduras. Bolivia, Ecuador. Hayti sad United States of Brazil. It is expected that three more signatures and seals will be added soon, and it is hoped that the signatures of all the powers will be *«•. cured in the course of the summer and autumn. Great enthusiasm is folt at the State Department over the rapid progress in so im|>ortant a measure. England's Liquor Laws. Uixixni. April -JO.— Lord Churchill in the House of Commons this evening |n- ! troducod a bill to consolidate and amend the licensing laws. Parliament, by i ? nor ing Mr. Bruce** suggestion iu 1 s?l, wU4 largely responsible for the increase i n drunkenness. The number of taverns i# grossly in excess of the people's wants The bill passed the first reading amid cheers. li ft bli! empower* iwo-thlrd* of tun n«mlk*v r rate payer* to veto th* lic*n»«Y CONGRESSIONAL. Thujkumx. April 24- Sbnatb —Amouc the bill* rejorted from committee* and placed on the calendar, wen* Senate bill* to ratify certain agree meuts with the Ca*ur d'Alene Indians in Idaho Territory , to provide compuUnr, education lor Indian children; Mou»v bill to prevent deaer.iou* from the arm\ House pension appropriation bill a bili to ameud and supplement the election laws or the United States, uud to provide for a more ertlctout enforcement of such laws Hot -k —The Senate hill was passed ere atiug the customs collections district ol Arizona. The House then went Into committee or the whole on the legislative appropriation bill. When the clause appropriating sal aries for the Civil Service Commissix* was reached Mr. Cummings of New Yorl made a point of order that it was not erly in the bill, as the commission \va neither legislative, executive nor judlcla After s\>me debate the point of order wax overruled. A heated donate followed as to the mor its of Civil Service Keform. and Anally the motion to strike out was lost—l3o to 61 Friday, April S 6. Suite. —The Senate passed the Hou>. joint resolution appropriating fISd.oOU to l»> u»e«i by the secretary of war for the relief of destitute persons in the district over flowed by the Mississippi lliver and its tributaries After minor business the Senate r> sumed consideration «>f the railroad lan forfeiture bill. Mr. Call began bis srgu meet in favor of his amendment to the for feituro of railroad ■ Messrs, George and Pasco also tpo*.- and the bill went over without action unti Monday next. After the deliverance of on Um late Hej-rcscutativv Cay of Louisiana, the Senate adjourned Hoi-xE-Th* resolution for relief of M.x slssippi flood sufferer* was passed * By a TJts of I*so to MO the House wear . , -* committee of the whole on the legists lira appropriation bilL q lotion of Mr Sav. . of Texas a.. ■a,•MMM td ,■ I '• ■ • ■ . . . an omcer. w»\ ; . .. U>» county ni. -■“* h “* *> l rent claims to h. • *”“***■ „ _ The House at Sv * evening *•*'• -n pass thirty private f!era u “ Idllt. nnd nfljm StTI'RDAI • n,U Sevavi—The Senas * Wil *»cany out part the terms cf the *. V 1 * Sioux Indian# of IJaßota ‘ Of * , j ortion of their reaerxst. ‘ ' -d'l^opr 1 sting ll.Ml.un> lor the purpose was re ported and passed. , , The Senate then pro.revied 10 emiev "dar and peased the following • , Senate oil! u> validate pre eaiv .1 .“.‘'Tf and pre-emption prwjf* made x ' States of North sa l South Bakov * ‘ tana saxl Washington House bill * ingr with amendment* the fund*:*? 1 Arizona. S< onto bill to amezul ii»v state noonnerce act a* to the mo* * 0 procedure " Adjourned- Hot sr The If.ruse went into r-ttn.Ui * of the whole co the kegtslatlve approprta* I lion bill. Mr Sayers, of Texas. rxMtroixt of order agaiust the clause prv*v alto* for toe appointment by She s •> rvunr of the inter tor of cine members of the Board of Pee son Appeal* *t *.’.»**> per year ash. The polut was sustained. A a amendment was adopted requires* Uh beads of liz’iartomU to report to tVe gress the number of persons in their -.v tart me ut is*flk'wnL The committee the rose and reported the bill to the Bona Mr Itynum demand**! toiler* yea* and nays were ordered on the pr* vtous qoeattoa. The vote resulted yea* 141: any* -*> -the wpeascr counting severs. DecaraU to make a t-iurum, ana *.»« prenons 4rjr.sti.ln was declared ordered. The House at 11 o ctork adjourned MoVDAT. AWL -* Sr.Nsii There was a*' extended u.s * s;ou 00 the ifUestion wbevber the levee *?* tem. ■. r the outlet system. u r a combinsu - of the two was best fitted to protect the ;s»p;e of U>e Mi**isaip(H Valley froa "oJ.. Va 1 ; ulons w«*v express^ a* to the rotative merits of ttx* b> »;•» terns, a* means of preventing <w* cr -""> « the river. The laud forfeiture bill was ifc« ° t ** f ' uji and after %• >n « d**< jn;m> w*\ without action. The Senate bill incorporating the sxT** 1 ' of the boo* of the American Herein U°T was read Mr. IV*j mb mad. sctnesaurV •' present the Senate adjourned. Hocjiß. —Tft'• legislative, executive *n«f n bill named without . The House then went Intoromr ■ the whole on bill* relating <0 the IHstrk*. of Cola übia. The Hi.sc committee on public directed a favorable report cn the Seiist* bill to provide for the acquisition of land for town sites • *- ; • * ‘ Alaska. ■ I*ark vtw taken ui> After some debate I*. was defeated Moxdat. April 27 sen ait—After the trMuAotioa of rou tine business the House amendment of the Senate concurrent r* - the irrigation of tho arid land in t.*;c vj. of the llio Grande was i-oucurred in. The consideration of the land forfeiture bill was re*uu:ed doody offered an amend men L win.- was agreed tc, declaring the act not t“ h* renstrued to confer any right < a any Sutr oorjwretion* or i«rson to lands exceptoi in tho grants. The bill then paared Witt out divtslou. The Senate then proceeded to tli-’ 0: side ration of tho McKinley admin.strati. ■ customs bill. The bill was read and th** amendments recommended by the com mittec agreed to. Several others were submitted aad went over without act; m It having been discovered by the Pwjj dent that there is a serious mistake ti the rihraseo.c gy of tho Oklahoma bill, a rvso ution was passx*d by the Senate recaUinr that meaaure, that it might bo corrected. Horst—The postofiico appropriation bil was reported and placed on the calendst Tho Senato bill passed for the dispec of the Fort Sedgwlc* military reservat r in Colorado and Nebraska. The House went into committee oi tn* whole on the blil providing for the c!a* tiration of worsted cloths as woolen- Mr. i zingloy sa'd the object of tho bi unke otoar the jueaut n w b arisen In regard to the classification worsted goods under tho existing tariff Bad »<- correct all doubt and misapprehen | slon. I • i"-“ and • tde bill to the House. On tho passage < the bill no quorum voted, and there being no quorum 1 resent, Mr Dtngley, In view of the fact that a Hcpublican caucus wi/ \ called for this evening at 7 :30, moved a’* adjournment, which carried. Mr. Parker of i;* attacking Mr. Spurgeon, in a recent open letter h said : “Von are surrounded by offerer* 0 incense, who hatter your weakness, laugh at your jokes, and feed you on comol ments. Denounco it; take more fresli an. scatter your ociesinstioa! harem, enlarge your social relations. He goes on to a* cuss Mr. Spurgeon of inexcusable, con temptuous behavior toward others, and of being too free in excommunicating his Baptist brethren “You are really r - IpfaUibk.* iiiiit;. b. ".Tccupylng a *o** ' ■ tier "