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Published every Thursday morning, at No, 10 orth Laurel street. This paper is entered at the Post Office at Bridge Ion, N. J„ as second-class matter. GEO W. McCOWAN, Editor. Bridgeton, N. J., March 12,1896. Republican State Convention* Newark, N. J. Feb, 26th, 1896. The Republican voters of New Jersey, and all citizens of the State who united with them in bringing abont the recent great political reform in the State Government, are requested to join in the election of delegates to a State Convention to be held at the Taylor Opera House, in the city of Trenton, Thursday, the 16th day of April, at twelve o’clock noon, for the purpose of selecting four dele gates at large, and four alternates, delegates to the Republican National Convention which will assem ble in St. Louis on the 16th day of June next, for the nomination of candidates for President and Vice President, to be supported at the next general election. The basis of representation under this call will be one delegate for each two hundred Republican votes cast at the last gubernatorial election, and one delegate for each fraction thereof exceeding one hundred votes; the said delegates from each : county to be apportioned among the several sub divisions of the Counties by the respective County Committees. Undor the rules heretofore adopted, each county delegation will be required to elect at this conven tion one member of the Republican State. Committee to serve a term of four years. The number of delegates to which each covnty is entitled under this call will be as follows: Atlantic. 19 Middlesex. 36 Bergen. 30 Monmouth.41 Burlington. 37 Morris. 30 Camden. 64 Ocean. 13 Cape May. 8 Passaic. 58 Cumberland. 27 Salem.17 Essex.147 Somerset.17 Gloucester. 20 Sussex. 13 Hudson...105 Union.42 Hnnterdon.. 17 W arren.. 17 Mercer. 56 The Congressional District Convention to select two district delegates and two alternates from each Congressional District, shall be held as may be directed by the Congressional Committee of each of said districts, in the same manner as conven tions are called for the nomination of a representa tive in Congress. If, in any Congressional District, there is no Re publican Congressional Committee, the Republican State Committee will appoint from the residents of each district, a Committee for the purpose of call ing a District Convention to elect district delegates, ij By o’-rler of the Republican State Committee. (SgMfl) * i.aNKLIN MURPHY, Chairman. GARRET A. HOBART, Chairman Ex. Com. John Y. Foster. Secretary. Republican Convention. FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. Camden, N. J., March 9, 1896. Pursuant to the call issued by the Republican State Executive Committee for the eleciion of dele gates to the Republican National Convention, which will assemble in St. Louis, on the sixteenth day of June next, ^for the nomination of candidates for President and Vice President, to be supported a* the next general election, the Republican voters of the First Congressional District will assemble in their respective wards and townships, at such imes and places as shall be selected by the Repub lican Committees in the respective counties, and select delegates to represent the said counties in a District Convention, to be held at the Trenton House, in the City of Trenton, Thursday, the six teenth day of April, at eleven o’clock in the fore noon, for the purpose of selecting two delegates and two alternates to represent the First Congres sional District at said National Convention. Each county is entitled to delegates as follows: Camden, 64 delegates. Cape May, 8 delegates. Cumberland, 27 delegates. Gloucester, 20 delegates. Salem, 17 delegates. Dated March 9th. 1896. THOS. W. TRENCHAP.D, GEORGE HIRES, U.C. LOUDENSLAGEK, WALTER S. LEAMING, DAVID BAIRD. Committee for First Congressional District. NEW EULE IN OHANCEEY. Chancellor McGill lias promulgated the following additional rule of the Court of Chancery: In divorce eases except those sued in "forma pauperis, where there shall he a reference to a Special Master, as contem plated by the one hundred and sixty fourth rule, before the order of reference shall be made the petitioner or complain ant, as case may be, shall deposit with the clerk twenty dollars, to be applied by the clerk, after the Master’s report shall have neen filed ten days, so far as it will ex tend, without special order for that pur pose, in satisfaction of the Master’s law ful fees, a memorandum of which shall he endorsed upon the report. Masters to whom such reference shall be made shall send their reports directly to the clerk, and forthwith notify the so licitor of the petitioner or complainant, or the petitioner or complainant if there be no solicitor, of their so doing, to the end that opportunity may be had to ques tion the correctness of the fees claimed by the Master before their payment by the clerk. If the fees exceed the amount of the de posit, tiie excess shall bo paid to the Mas ter by the comnlaiuant or petitioner, or his or her solicitor, as heretofore. There is a small property in Delaware township which a few years ago was con sidered to be w-orth §5,000. To-day good judges say it would not baing over §500. This is due partly to the general shrink age and partly to neglect. The buildings and fences have been allowed to go down, and the land to become poor, besides be ing gullied by rain and overrun by foul weeds. What is true of the farm in question is true of many more. The de cline in price is due to more than one cause. The properties have fallen into decay, and in their present condition would never have been worth half their former value.—Hunterdon Republican. Congressman Loudenslager is working very assiduously with the Kiver and Harbor Committee to secure appropri ations for improving the streams in his District, and for the interest of the agri cultural community. However it is doubtful if very much can be done, as the desire of the present Congress is to cut down all appropriations, and in this cutting down the Districts most affected will be those which do not have a large commerc.al city. Boston, Netfr York, Phi adelphia and such cities will be the ones to be protected. GRIGGS SIGNS BILLS. Trenton, March 5.—Governor Griggs signed ten bills to-day, chief among which were these: The Palisades bill; the act placing the Clerk in Chancery and Clerk of the Supreme Court on a yearly salary of $6000 each, and Mr. Scovel’s act prohibiting the holding of elections in bar rooms. This makes an even two dozen laws that have passed muster this session. At the same ratio the “Laws of 1896” are not likely to be a very bulky volume. Uuite a numDer ot bills were passed in the House at its morning and afternoon sessions. In the morning hour consider able amusement was occasioned by the discussion of the merits and demerits of Assemblyman Wildes’ “Huckleberry bill,” prohibiting the gathering of such berries except by hand. Mr. Wildes ex plained the custom now in vogue of brushing them off the bushes with tin scoops, a destructive practice and one which ruined not only the bushes, but the berries. But the Bill Passed. Assemblyman Allen took sides with Mr. Wildes ami praised him for intro ducing a law whereby the habit of “at tacking the defenseless huckleberry with a club,” as recited in the bill, would be stopped. Leader Robertson, Messrs. Borton, Queen, Thorn, Benedict and sev eral others added to the amusement by firing questions and criticism at Mr. Wildes. After three-quarters of an hour spent in debate the bill was passed unanimously. There was no session of the Senate, but thejoiut Appropriation Committee met and discussed the plea for an appropria tion of §30,000 made by the managers of the Boys’ Reform School at Jamesburg, §20,000 of which is wanted for erection of a chapel and the balance for a cook-house. No definite conclusion was reached. As an evidence of what may be accom plished by abolishing the pernicious fee system, this committee points to the ex cellent showing made by the Secretary of State’s office, which asks for an item of §1100 to be placed in the deficiency appro priation bill to make up the lacking for the current fiscal year. This will make a total expense account of $24,650 for that period. During the five months of the present fiscal term the receipts of this office have been $44,832.54, so that the department is now more than $20,000 ahead of its ex penses. The estimate made by knowing ones is that this office will show up at the end of the fiscal period with $50,000 to the good, and basing their theory on this, predict that when the salary law pertain ing to the clerkships in Chancery and Supreme Court shall go into effect, these three offices will yield the State a yearly revenue of $150,000 over and above run ning expenses. The House passed without any opposi tion Senator Bradley’s bill prohibiting the sale of liquor in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, or any other camp meeting grounds, with the proviso that existing licenses may be renewed. This is a gen eral law intended to repeal the special law of 1874 prohibiting the sale of liquor at Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, and declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court some months ago. The House also passed bill No. 39, cre ating a district court for the City of Bay onne, and Senate bill, No. 63, authorizing Cape May county to issue bonds to the extent of $50,000. Also House bill No. 210, authorizing the erection of Soldiers’ and bailors’ monumenis, and House bill 218, providing for the pavment of mem bers of County Boards of Election, Mr. Glenhill, of Passaic, has become sponsor for a very innocent-looking bill, which, if passed, would entail upon the State an annual cost of nearly $1,000,000 It is entitled “An act to provide and to encourage military instruction in public schools,” and by its terms seeks to create what is to be called the “American Guard.” aii auie-Doaiea maie pupils agea eleven and upwards are to be eligible for enroll men! in this “Guard,” and the organiza tion would be placed under the direction of the State military authorities. The members are to be divided into compan ies, regiments, etc., officered the same as similar divisions of the National Guard. It is said to be a measure that was in dorsed by the G. A. R. at its National Encampment last year. MUCH LIVE STOCK CREMATED." Mt. Holly, March 9.—The dwelling of Aquilla Jones, near Moorstown, caught fire at a late hour last night and was en tirely destroyed, together with the con tents, the family barely escaping in their night clothing. The flames from the house set fire to the large farm barns, a short distance away, and they, too, were burned to the ground. In cne of the buildings there were twenty-six cows, several heifers and four work horses, all of which were burned to death, despite the efforts made to save them by the farm hands. The loss is estimated at 910,000. The insur ance was small. Monday night at eleven o’clock, Daniel Platts, the aged father of Principal Chas. Platts, died at his home at the corner of Church street, after a lingering illness, throat consumption being the direct cause of death. He had been sick for a long time. Mrs. Platts is also in a very precarious condition. Daniel Platts was one of the substantial and well known citizens of this city, a life long member of the Baptist church, and a member of the Pearl St. church since its organization. He was a promi nent Democrat, and has been road over seer in the Fourth ward for several years. He was a man that had the respect and confidence of all who knew him, and there will be many who will mourn his death. _ Try a can of Hopkins’s Steam Horn iny (Hulled Corn). It is delicious. Ful qt., 10c. 3 2 dw 4w HOOD’S PIlHiS cure Diver Ilia, Biliousness, Indigestion, Headache. A. pleasant laxative. All Druggists. THE REPEALER PASSED. Trenton, March 9.—To-night, when the House of Assembly met, Reed, oi Somerset, offered a resolution providing for the appointment of,a committee ol five to inquire into the methods of taxa tion in vogue, and report at the next ses sion of the Legislature. He spoke in favor of the resolution, and accused the introducer of the equal taxation act with doing so only for political effect. He was followed by Lower, Harvey, Roll and Tice in defense of the resolution, and Mr, Queen, of Hudson, then replied to the strictures made by those who preceded him and denied any intention of making political capital of the movement. He made a bitter attack on the dilatory tactics of tlie Railroad and Canal Com mittee. The vote on the adoption of the resolution was 41 yeas and 13 nays. Later Mr. Queen asked that the com mittee be relieveel of further considera tion of his bill, which, after considerable ceremonious discussion, was laid on the table. men ionowea two outer mottous to re lieve committees of bills, the first by Mr. Righter, relative to his repealer of the township school law, and the other by Mr. Fleming, relating to track elevation. Notifications were served on the Rail roads and Canals Committee that it would be asked to report two bills in its posses sion or be relieved of further considera tion of them. Blow at a Game Monopoly. The repealer of the charter of the West Jersey Game Protection Association, Senate 37, was passed this evening in the Senate by a vote of 13 to 6. The power held by the association is by a substitute bill placed in the hands of ten wardens in each county, appointed by the court. Senator Stokes made an earnest speech in favor of the adoption of his bill, urg ing that at present nearly the game in all the southern counties was killed by per sons from other States. The association. Senator Stokes said, was a foreign one and the people of this State were perfectly capable of looking after the game interests of that locality without any outside influence. This as sociation has been in existence since 1873, when it was given what was practically a royal grant for the six lower counties. It has a monopoly of granting gunning privileges. Its roster, it was stated, now comprises only about 40 Jerseymen and 600 non-residents. Instead of the original intention to protect the game against non esidents it had acted the reverse. Voorhees Indignant. The Senate’s session was made inter esting by Mr. Voorhees insisting on the enforcement of the rules against specta tors being allowed on the floor. He de clared that he had been insulted by an outsider. Senator Johnson’s bill, author izing the leasing of the New York and Greenwood Lake Railroad to the Erie Railroad was up and Mr. Voorhees want ed it laid over until morning for purposes of amendment. James Allen, the Erie Railroad lobbyist, was standing near him and remonstrated. This led to :itlie motion. President Thompson ordered the floor cleared, and the bill was laid over as re quested. The House passed the bill making it a misdemeanor to solicit candidates for office to purchase picnic or ball tickets, and the bill providing for the imprison ment of those who refuse to pay fines for violating health codes. The House ad journed until Wednesday. Two Bills Vetoed. The Governor has disapproved of two Assembly bills, Nos. 79 and 129, the first extending the Martin tax act to all muni cipal assessments, and the latter giving masters in chancery and Supreme Court Commissioners the same powers to take recognizance of inn and tavern-keepers as is now invested in the Excise Boards. The Governor characterizes one as un wise and the other as a good specimen of useless legislation. MOBE GOAL THIEVES. The effect of the two coal thieves, Hughes and Edwards, being arrested did not seem to make any difference to other coal lifters, who have been having a run on the bins of the West Jersey Railroad Company’s yards. Saturday night Mr. Hoff was on duty at the coal bins, watching for victims. He did not have to wait very long before he saw a fellow come there and load up a bag. Before he could get away with it Mr. Hoff had him by the collar. The fel low proved to be Robert Murray. He was taken by Mr. Hoff to the lockup. Mr. Hoff then went back to watch the coal bins. His second visit was soon as successful as the first one. This time he found a fellow already there and ready to go away witli a bag of coal. He grab bed this fellow also and marched him off to the lockup. This fellow’s name was Filer. Murray furnished bail for court and the Filer young man w'as let off on pro mise never to be seen around there again. Millville, N. J., March 9.—A seces sion movement in the First Baptist Church has crystalized, and the result will be, in all probability, the organiza tion of another church. Rev. H. W. Bar ras, the pastor, says the time seems ripe for organizing a new church, and he will resign next Sunday and head the move ment. Fifty members of the church have signified their intention of joining the new organization, which will worship in the woman’s Christian Temperance Union Hall until a new church is built. How’s This ? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any ease of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Ca tarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him j erfectly hon orable in all business transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligation made by their firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Drug gists. Toledo, O. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting di* rectly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all Drug gists. Testimonials free. Hall’s Family Pills are the best. 3 3 eod 1m THE SEVENTH SECTION. I Trenton, March 6.—The House to-day, by a vote of 33 to 7,passed the bill introduc ed by Mr. Austin, of Cumberland, pro hibiting any person who has not been an actual resident of this State for six monthis, from raking or gathering clams and oysters. The bill makes a penalty for the offense a $20 line and a forfeiture of all implements, including the vessel used in the work. Mr. Austin made a lengthy speech in support of the measure, and quoted con siderable law to show that it was thoroughly constitutional. He said that such a measure had been a law of the State for 40 years, and it had been a law up to 1892, when it was repealed by a Democratic Legislature, which listened to the argument of the vessel owners, who were wealthy enough to come to Trenton to lobby on the repealer. The business and moral sense of the State demanded the re-enactment of the law. Out of 3000 oystermen, 2500 of them wanted the bill passed. Every year swarms of negroes from Maryland and ATirginia are employed to work the oys j ter beds of the Delaware, and these men are not careful from whose land.they take oysters. The re-enactment of the old law would prove a big boom to Cumber land and Cape May counties. Mr. Scovel, of CantdeD, and Mr. Minch, of Cumberland, supported the bill in brief speeches. Mr. Snyder, of Monmouth, opposed the passage of the bill on the ground that it would work a hardship on the oyster vessel owners of northern New Jersey, who find almost impossible to employ I native help. CLEVEB OAPTDEE. Ia the capture of Capt. Jack Brewer, the notorious pigeon shooting champion. Constable Lore did some very clever de tective work, and was entirely suecess | ful. Brewer is in the Tombs, and will ; probably remain in that big New York 1 prison until Governor Morton, at Albany, , signs the requisition papers. Constable Lore was in New York three i days before he was entirely successful. ; His first acquaintance with the New York detectives was discouraging. They did not care to help him, and if they could have carried out their scheme would have sent the officer home without his game. Lore persisted and won. He first struck a clue by hanging around the of fice of the Astor House, and overhearing a conversation between some sports, in which a bit of information was dropped concerning Brewer’s guns. From there Lore went to a gun shop on Murray St., and disguised himself as a pigeon raiser, from Long Island, and from the gun smith obtained the address of the wily Captain, which was on West Twenty second street. Lore then obtained the assistance of Sergeant O’Brien, of the Secret Service, and Brewer’s arrest was made at the house shortly after midnight. Brewer was marched to the Centre St. Court, and it was only after considerable persuasion that the Judge held him, be cause Lore did not have a copy of the in dictment. Finally he agreed to hold him until 3.30 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Lore came home Friday afternoon and obtained necessary papers, and this morning left for Trenton, where he will obtain the signed requisition papers, and proceed immediately to Albany. | John McPherson, who is complainant , against Brewer, also went over to New i York Saturday to complete the iden , tification. “I have never had a day’s sickness in my life,” said a middle-aged man the other day. “What a comfort it would be,” sighs some poor invalid, “to be in his place for a year or two.” Yet half of the invalids ! we see might be just as healthy as he, if they would only take proper care of themselves, eat proper food—and digest it. It’s so strange that such simple things are overlooked by those who want health. Food makes health. It makes strength—and strength wards oil sickness. The man who had never been sick was strong because he always digested his food, and you could become the same by helping your stomach to work as well as his. It will make you strong and healthy by making the food you eat make you fat. Druggists sell it. Trial bottle 10 cents'. _ 7 d sw w It Taken in Time Hood’s Sarsaparilla has achieved great success in warding off sickness which, if allowed to progress, would have under mined the whole system and given dis ease a strong foothold to pause much suf fering and even death. Hood’s Sarsapa i 1 la has done all this and even more. It has been taken in thousands of cases which were thought to be incurable, and after a fair trial has effected wonderful cures, bringing health, strength and joy to the afflcted. Another important point about Hood’s Sarsaparilla is that its cures are permanent, because they start from the solid foundation of purified, vitalized and enriched blood. But it is not what say but what Hood’s Sarsaparilla does that tells the story. 12 w ltd sit For,Only *1.00, *1.83, or *1.50 We will send the Weekly Pioneer and the N. Y. Weekly Tribune, both pa pers one year (to two different addresses if desired) for only $1.00; or We will send the Weekly Pioneer and the Philadelphia Weekly Tress, both papers one year (to different addresses if desired) for only $1.25; or We will send the W kekly Pioneer theN. Y. Weekly Tribune and the Phila delphia Weekly Press-one year, (to three different addresses if desired) for only We don’t make over $5.00 on each order received, but there is nothing like helm? accommodating. " Send all orders (with the cash) to . . . Pioneer Office, dw tf Bridgeton, N. J. I United States Senators Censure tlie Spanish Minister. HALE HIS ONLY DEFENDER. Foreign Representatives. » U I'rged. | Should Not Express Tlielr Opinions In Print on rending Legislation. Work of the House. Washington, March 11.—The Cuban question continues to be a drawing eai\l in the senate. The galleries wore besieged long before the session opened today, and. by the time the senate met, tho crowd* i within the galleries and those eager to ■ gain admission at the various entrance? showed that there would be another large attendance when the Cuban resolutions were reached. In the opening prayer Rev. Wallace 1 Radcliffe made passing reference to the blessings of peaoe and invoked divine guidance and blessings on all nations. As soon as the journal had been road Mr. Lodge (Rep., Mass.) rose to a question of personal privilege. He said he bad road on Sunday an interview attributed tc Senor Dupuy de Lome of Spain. Ther was nothing singular in this fact, as the Spanish minister communicated largely through the newspapers. But in this case the minister called in question the acou •V / ■"/SF MINISTER DE LOME. racy of statement made by him [Lodge]. The senator cent to the desk and had read the minister's reference to Mr. Lodge’s ut terance, calling in question the translation of a statement attributed to General Wey ler, in which the latter declared that he would “exterminate” the insurgents. Mr. Lodge commented on the exactness of the translation and said that a literal render ing of General Weyler’s language would be that he would “clean out" the large Insurgent bands and “exterminate” the small ones. Mr. Lodge said he did not wonder at the extreme sensitiveness of the Spanish people, but he did not think this offered any exouse for the Spanish minis ter in adopting the course he had. He [De Lome] had been referred to as a historian, but in truth he was the ex parte represent ative of Spain, and what he had disclosed from time to time subtracted from the general sum of Information on the Cuban subject. It was pretty well established that the debates in the senate and house were purely domestic matters, and it was not proper for a representative of a foreign country to communicate exoept through the state department. If an American minister in Europe discussed the political affairs there, he would be sent home. Quoting Daniel Webster. Mr. Lodge read from the letter of Daniel Webster, when secretary of state, protest ing against a statement by the Austrian minister as to a domestlo matter. The senator added a most emphatic protest against public comment by any diplomatic representative on the debates in congress. The constitution protected senators for language used in debate. It was one of the safeguards of free speech. Mr. Lodge said he knew what any for eign government would do with a minis ter taking such a course. He knew what had been done under like circumstances. He knew what Daniel Webster would have done in such a case. Mr. Gray (Dem., Del.) said the course of the United States should proceed ac cording to the judgment of a self respect ing nation, unmoved by the emeutes at Valencia or Madrid, and without being turned aside to discuss a question of trans lation between a senator and a minister. Mr. Gray said he would be quick to re sent an attack on tbe privileges of a sena tor. Bat in all fairness he thought it hardly worth while to stretch senatorial prerogatives and privileges in order to question a gentleman who had no power to reply on behalf of Spain. Our feeling will bo better expressed if we do not take advantage of every criti cism which differs from our own views There should be some concession to the stress o: the situation. This was a most vital time for Spain and for the Spanish minister. With this stress of circum stances we should not be overnlce in in sisting on diplomatic proprieties and in finding fault with the minister in view of what had been said In the senate. Teller Supports Isoilge, Mr. Teller (Rep., Colo.) said the rule was unvarying against a communication by a foreign minister except through the Btate department. There should b„ no comment by a foreign minister. He should not be heard at all, except In the regular channels. Twice had foreign ministers been sent home for statements of less importance than this. ‘‘But, considering the circumstance* " added Mr. Teller, ‘ had I been in (luth^r. ity I would not have sent him home for this offense, but I would have had the rotary of state, in a most kindly war gest that a repetition of the offense would lead to his going home." *<.»,- condition* ,SP“ln- He <11(1 not think the outbreak of students should (five offense ThoHp„n. lsh authorities were doing all in tneir ,.„w er to stop the trouble. There was no JLT ability that Spain would dissent In an h?eDIli!eiW.a.y 40 th* p“Ma*e ^ th* pend lng resolutions. Hpaln knew we had a right to recognize the belligerent. would naturally show wine fading?,/! she would not go to war. t/ut “I would be delighted,” sab] ».* hear that Havana had passed Into th7 hands of the Insurgents. I would > lighted to hear th“at the In.Tgl^ Sftth 0 8p“"Uh ,oUHot* Into Ihs Jr But the senator added, while he ha<i thl. •ympathy, yet he felt no lrrlutl,!?," *he student ebullitions in Hpaln /? elusion, Mr. Toller vigorously gala that u tho Spanish mlnliter repeated thlg public utterance the senator would favor giving him his “walking papers.” Tho Amorloan people would not tolerate any dictation or oritioism from foreign representatives aooredited here. Mr. Chandler (Bep., N. H.) also thought the Spanish minister had been guilty of an Impropriety. His references, said Mr. Chandler, were offensive. “I desire to say,” interposed Mr. Mor gan, "that the Spunlsh minister misquotes what I said on the floor of the senate.” “That Ulustratos the point I desired to make," continued Mr. Chandler, proceed ing to quote Senor de Lome’s statements in regard to our war of rebellion. It was unseemly, he said, for the Spanish minis ter to have written suoh a communication. It could not be countenanced. If the min ister from Spain were to be allowed to write his reply every morning to the de bates In congress, senators and members would naturally roply, and the inevitable result would be a dally exohango between congress and foreign representatives. He repeated that It was unseemly. Suppose Embassador Bayard should have seleoted some of tho remarks made by Lord Salis bury or Balfour in the house of commons concerning Venezuela and had, in the London Times, undertaken to Controvert ihem. Would not tho senator from Dela ware (Mr. Gray) think he should be promptly recalled? “The senator misunderstood me,” in terrupted Mr. Gray. “I did not say that the Spanish minister had not been guilty of a breach of diplomatic usage, but that very great allowances should be made for him under the present olrcumstanoes. Feeling for the Cuban cause a deep sym pathy which I can hardly refrain from ex pressing, I also feel that magnanimity and forbearance would beoome us, and that they would strengthen the attitude of those who sincerely hope that Cuba will acquire her freedom.” Mr. Hale then took the floor. He was not prepared, he said, to yield one jot from the position he took yesterday and ex pressed satisfaction that he had been able to obtain from an official source suoh a temperate reply to the inflammatory ut terances against Spain, wbioh was without any official foundation whatever. He commended the oareful tone of the Span ish minister, who, he said, had observed all the oourtesles of the human language. With regard to the general question as to the propriety of men In high offlolal sta tion expressing thqjr views, he declared that the press of today had Invaded realms not dreamed of SO years ago. At 2 o’clock the Cuban dlsousslon was ended, and Mr. Turple took the floor and continued his speeoh on the Du Pont elec tion case. Ib the Roue. Publio Interest In the appropriation bills, work on which Is proceeding stead ily in the house, is very slight, and the attendanoe both in the galleries and on the floor was small today. On motion of Mr. Glllett (Bep., Mass.) a bill was passed making one year’s “con tinuous residence” in a territory a pre requisite to obtaining a divorce in suoh territory. The bill was aimed at Oklahoma territory, where but 90 days’ resldenoe is required. "As a result,” said the report, “oases are not Investigated as their Importance demands. Scandal and Immorality result. The bill will abolish these temporary di vorce colonies and establish in the terri taries a safeguard found necessary In near ly all the states. ” A bill for the relief of Chaplain W. J. Conntz, involving a claim for $22,846, was passed. A senate bill was also passed to author ize the auditor for the war department to audit certain quartermaster’s vouchers al leged to belong to John Finn of St. Louis. The house then went into committee of the whole on the postofflce appropriation New Mexico to Be a State. Washington, March 11.—The subcom mittee of the senate committee appointed to consider the bill for the admission of New Mexico decided unanimously today to report to the full oommittee in favor of the passage of the bill. One Day’s Oovermnent Receipts. Washington, March 11.—National bank notes received for redemption today, (294, - 103; government reoelpts from internal revenue, (£30,576; oustoms, (348,341; mis cellaneous, (20,820. Postmasters Appointed. Washington, March 11.—The following postmasters were appointed for fourth class offioes in Pennsylvania: Coal Run, Thomas Carnahan; Dixonville, H. K. Bence. Sensible Mrs. Taylor. Madrid, March 11.—Owing to the pub lication of the unfounded report that the United States minister, Mr. Hannis Tay lor, was leaving Madrid, Mrs. Taylor has abandoned her proposed trip to Biarritz, for fear that a false Interpretation might be placed upon her absence. No Mercy For Mrs. May brick. London, Maroh 11.—The secretary of state for the home department, Sir Mat thew White Ridley, has refused to reopen the case of Mrs. Florence Maybrick, the American sentenced to imprisonment for life after having been convicted of poison ing her husband. Ex-Senator Convicted of Bribery. Cincinnati, March 11.—A speolal from Columbus, O., says that ex-Senator J. Q. Abbot, on trial for accepting a bribe while senator, two years ago, in connection with a pharmacy bill, was found guilty by the jury today. Great Tribute to the G. O. M. Mr. Gladstone may have some special reason for proposing to return to parlia ment, but it oannot be to obtain a hear ing. The old statesman has only to take the floor anywhere and the world comes to order.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Making Capital Out of It. Chicago is beginning to call that off color snowstorm a seal brown affair and to be proud of it.—Washington Post. Clifford’* Vlotlm Dead. New Yoke, March 11.—William G. Wataon, superintendent of the Hudson rlrer division of the West Shore railroad who was shot In his offioe last Thursday hy Deteotlve Edward Clifford, In Wee bawken, died today In Roosevelt hospital Clifford la In jail In Jersey City. Suicide of a Domestic. Oswego, N. Y., March 11.—Marie Dens morre, a domes tio employed in the home ol SUm. John J. Lam ores, hung herself to day, Deapondenoy, Induced by pool health, was the cause.