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V I X THE BEHRING SEA ROW. the Latest Correnpondonco on the Snbjoet Mode Publlo Lord HalUbury Refuses to Xlonovr the Modus Vivendi, Whereupon President Harrison Informs Him That ThU Government Will Frotnct Son! 1,1 To, If It ltcqulrei All Her Avnllublo Force to Do Bo. Washington, March 25. Tho nddl 'tlonal corrospondenco on tho Bohrlng oa question was given out for publica tion Thursday ovoning. Sir Julian Faunccfoto, In transmitting- Lord Sal isbury's reply to tho president's noto of March 8, says: "Lord Salisbury tignln points out Hint tho information In tho possession of her majesty's government does not lead him to bellovo that another year's suspension of scaling Is ncccs , sary to provent an unduo diminution of tho seal Iiords. lllslordshlp.howovcr, proceeds to obscrvo that boyond that question It Is considered by your government that they havo a right to bo jirotcotcd from tho loss which thoy may Incur Irom freo sealing bolng permitted this year, In tho event of their clultn to Bchring ttc.i being upheld by tho arbitrators. Ho states .thnt her majesty's government doos not dlsputo that lifter tho ratlllcatlon of tho convention thero will bo somo foundation for this contention, but ho udds that tho prohibition of all sealing as a remedy has this elTcct that tho Ilrltlsh sealers excluded from Bohrlng sea would have an undoubted .ground of complaint If tho Ilrltlsh claim should bo upheld by tho arbitrators " Acting Secretary Wharton In for warding the president's reply recites ihnt already forty-seven Canadian seal crs have hailed in order to avoid pro hibiting notice. He continues: "It must bo assumed that tho sincere pur pose of tho two governments was to promoto peaco and good will, but If pending tho arbitra tion, either deals with tho subject of It solely upon the base of Its own c ntcntlon and in utter disregard of tho claims of tho othor, this friendly end is not only not obtained, but a new smso of Injury and Injustice Is added, even If It should bo found possible to proceed with an arbitration under such conditions. For It must not bo forgotten that if her majesty's govern uncnt proceeds during this scaling season upon tho basis of Its contention as to tho rights of the CanadWu scalers, no choice Is left to this government but to proceed upon tho basis of its confident condition that pel.iglo sealing In tho llchrlng sea Is an Infraction of Its Jurlsdctlon and properly rights Ills lordship will hardly fall to sec this." In conclusion Acting Secretary Whar ton says: ''Tho president directs mo to bay that tho modus of last jcar is tho least that this govern ment can accept. In reason the restraints, after a treUy of arbitration, should bo moro -absolute, not less. Ho docs not desire, to pro tract this discussion, ami having now In tho most friendly sphll submitted the consider ation which support tho Just demand of this government that tho property which Is tho sub ject of an agreed arbitration shall not be sub ject to spoliation pending tho arbitration, ho expresses tho hope that Lord Salisbury will illvoa prompt and friendly assent to renew tho :modus. "The president w II hear with regret that her imajesty's government continues to' assert a Tight to dial with this subject precisely as If no provision li.ul been made for a settlement of tho dispute; and in that event this government, ns has already been been pointed out, will bo compelled to deal with the subject on the sumo basis, nnd to use every tneans In Its power to protect from destruction or serious injury the property and Jurisdiction '1 rights which it has long claimed and en joyed." Washington, March 25. Tho long executive session held by tho scnato Thursday afternoon, so for as can bo learned, was barren of results. Tho Bchring sea arbitration treuty was not 'ratified. No definite action was had on the proposition to make the treaty effective, only upon a renewal of tho modus vivendi. The number of scna 'tors opposed to a ratification has ma terially Increased. It now seems likely that the ques tion of ratification will bo held in abeyance until a reply is received from Lord Salisbury to the president's noto of March as. This answer may be of 'such a character as to stultify the basis upon which the agreement to arbitrate Is founded, or require the addition of 'Still other qualifying stipulations. During tlie executive session there "was some talk on the general situation "which ought to have been held in pub lic, for it showed that tho benate is "practically unanimous in the view that the president has taken tho only posi tion that a self-respecting nation could 'take. SHE DIVIDES THE SPOIL. lBIr. Furnsll, Formerly Mrs. O'Shca, Will hhure Mr. Wood's i:tate with Seven Olhera The AflUIr Settled by I'uinlly Acrofincnt to Avoid Scandal. London, March 25. The henring of tho ""Wood will case came up before Justico Jeune in the probate division 3 of her imajesty's high court of justice. Mrs, Wood, the testatrix, died some years 'ago, leaving a fortune of about '$1,000,000 to her niece, then Mrs, 'O'Shca, but now the widow of Charles 'Stewart l'arnell. Tho other nieces and 'a nephew, Gen. Sir Evelyn Wood, brought suit to havo the will set aside, alleging that undue influence had been used upon Mrs. Wood to get her to "make her will in Mrs. Parnell's favor. After Justico Jeune hud taken his seat upon tho bench and the court was formally declared open, Sir Charles Bussell, counsel for Mrs. Parncll, who, by tho peculiarity of English law, was tho plain tiff In the case, sho being tho party desirous of proving the will, announced that tho caso had been set tled by a family arrangement. Tho terms of tho settlement havo not been made public, but it is bolieved that Mrs. l'arnell, to whom everything was left absolutely, has consented to relin quish to tho beven claimants a consid erable bhuro of her inheritance. Immigration Statistic. Nrw Yoiik, March 25. During Feb ruary 25,00b Immigrants camo to tho United States, and during tho last twelvo months 204,005. Uermany sent 63,040; Italy, 30,002; Russia, 25,027; Sweden and Norway, 10,470, and Hun gary and Austria, 15,200 each. lino Aluible Found Near Jollet. Jolikt, I1L, March 25. Gooso lake is a vabt marshy lake between Grundy and Will counties. It belongs to M. Osborne, of Wilmington, who has had men at work for years draining tho lake bo that it could bo used for agri cultural purposes. When tho Elgin, Joilet & Eastern Railroad Company was laying track near tho lake lustfull workmen uncovered a spoclcs of mar ble which has since been tested and proven to bo superior to tho famous Tennessee marble, being finer of graiu and taking a line polish. A town Is being platted and u company organ ized to quarry the marbl- ANALYSIS OF THE SILVER VOTE. Where tho Antl-Sllvor Domoerntlo Vote Cnme from. Washington, March 20. In vlow of tho oxtromo closeness of tho vote on tho silver question as disclosed Thurs day night nn analysis of tho tlo vote on tho test motion of Mr. Burrows to lay tho Uland bill on tho table will bo in teresting. On this motion each sldo se cured 148 votes and 35 members aro put down as not voting, of which number tho Congressional Record shows that 20 wero announced to bo paired on this vote, leaving 15 unpaired. Of tho 148 votes cast In fayor of tho motion f2 wero cast by democratic members of tho hotise and 00 by re publican members. The negntlvo vote shows tho names of 11 republicans, tho othor 137 being cither democrats or al liance men. Tho unexpectedly largo showing of democratic votes against the silver bill camo from tho fol lowing states: Now York, 10; Penn sylvania," 10; Wisconsin, 7; Massa chusetts, 7; Iowa, 0; Now Jersey, Ohio and Maryland, 4 each; Illinois, Con necticut and Michigan, 8 each; New Hampshire, Ithodo Island, Louisiana and Minnesota, 2 each; South Carolina, 1 (MrJ Brawley); Delaware, 1 (Mr. Causey): West Virginia, 1 (Mr. Wil son); Missouri, 1 (Mr. Cobb), and Cali fornia, 1 (Mr. Geary). Tho 11 repub ican votes opposed to the motion made by Mr. Burrows aro scattered over the f.ir west, only 1 vote, that of Mr. Vincent- A. Taylor, of Ohio, coming from cast of tho Mississippi river. Kansas con tributed 2 in Messrs. Brod crick and Funston; South Dakota 2 more Messrs. Plckler and Jolly while tho other 0 votes camo from as many different states; Colorado (Mr. Townsond), Wyoming (Mr. Clark), Ne vada (Mr. Bartinc), California (Mr. Bovvers), Idaho (Mr. Sweet) and Ore gon (Mr. Hermann). BANKER PAIGE MISSING. Queer Financial Method! of tho President or tho l'ulucitvlllo (O.) Hank. Clkvei.and, O., March 20. Friday's developments in tho Paincsville bank failure aro startling. Forged paper to the amount of 800,000 has come to light, and R, K. Paige, tho head of the bank, is missing. These forged notes have been placed on various banks. Seven thou sand dollars left at the bank a week ago by the Falrport Dock Company to pay its men is missing, and the men have not received a cent Paige left Paincsville Wednesday even ing, but nobody knows in what direction ho went, though it is believed he has gone to New York. F. J. Jerome, the assignee, says the lia bilities will amount to over 000,000. Steps will be taken to prevent Paigo from leaving the country. It is said that Paige came to this city last week and obtained 52,500 on a draft on a New York bank In which ho had not a cent deposited. IIo tried to get $5,000 at other bauks, but failed. This is believed to make a case of obtaining money by false pre tenses. One of tho attorneys of a Cleveland bank said Friday afternoon that Paige had been located, but refused to tell where. It is thought he is in New York with his brother, David U. Paige. The assistant county prosecutor here said ho had no inten tion of proceeding against Paige, he pre ferring to let the Painesvillc officials take tho lirst step. O'BRIEN FOUND GUILTY. Fumom Bunko Man Will Finally Land In a Now York Penitentiary III Crime That ot Bobbing John M. Peck of Albany of 810,000. Albany, N. Y., March 20. Tho jury in the O'Brien case camo into court at 10 o'clock a. m. Friday and rendered a verdict against tho famous bunko man of robbery in tho third de gree. The defendant took the re sult very coolly. Exceptions were taken by the defense and a delay of two days in passing sentence was asked. The court at first was not inclined to acquiesce, but finally granted tho request. The maximum sentence for robbery in tho third degree Is ten years. O'Brien will bo sentenced on Monday. O'Brien was indicted for larceny in 18S9 and again for robbery in 1891 and extradited from Englaudon that charge after a long legal fight The crime for which he has just been convicted was for robbing John M. Peck, an old resident of this city, of 810,000 on January 20, 18S9. O'Brien claimed that ho won the money play ing cards with Peek, but tho evidence, plainly showed that it was a clear caso of robbery. GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER. Finding; oC the Jury In the Sensational Yorum Murdor Trial. Hastings, Nob., March 20. Thurs day afternoon, after boing out twenty two hours, the jury in tho Yocum-Van Fleet murder trial brought In a ver dict of guilty of manslaughter. Tho caso lias attracted unusual atten tion because of its sensational features, Van Fleet was neensed of originating a story that ox-Mayor Yocum's daughter had eloped to Denvor with a colored coachman. Capt Yocum heard tho rumors, caino homo to Hastings February 22, and, iumtlng up Van Fleet, shot him deud on tho street. Tho verdict is a sur prising one, as an exoneration on a plea of emotional insanity or a verdict ot murder was expected from the evi dence. Gen. Bowon, counsel for Capt. Yocum, filed a motion for a now trial. MORE INDICTED. Tbo Chlcngo Grand Jury Knld to Ilayo Found True Bills Against Two Addi tional Aldermen. Chicago, March 20. Just before their adjournment nt a o'clock Friday the grasd jurors voted a return In dictments for perjury ngalnst Alder men Michuol Bowler and Harold Ml chaolson, both of tho Fifteenth ward. Tho evidence on which the indictments woro found related to un ordinance for tho extension of a street car line. Tho Indictments woro held buck by tho jury for further consideration. Therefore no cupiascs wore issued and tho men will uot bo arrested for tho j msutiu WALT WHITMAN DEAD. The "Good Gray root" Pnnioi Array Aftof Lone; Years of Buffering:. Philadelphia, March 28. After n protracted illness, lasting from Docem- bor 17 last, when ho was first af fllctcd with pnciunonl a, Walt Whitman, tho poot and author, died nt his homo in Camden, N. J., nt 0:45 o'clock Saturday. Ills taking off was peaceful. Short ly boforo his walt whitman. acatn tic nsiccu that ho bo moved. Tho nurso turned him on his side and in, ton minutes ho was dead. Five days ago a chango was noted in his condition. IIo seemed to bo fast losing vitality and did not enro for nourishment. His respira tion became rapid, and thero wero other things noticeable showing that tho end was near. Artist Aitken will tako a cast of the head for a statue. Whitman died poor, having only his residence, library and copyright as his worldly possessions. In December last Mr. Whitman ogrccd with his nttendtng physician to allow them to perforin an autopsy upon him after his death. He did this in view of the number of remarkable Ill nesses which ho had survived and In tho interest of medical science. Tho autopsy disclosed the fact that tho poot had died with his organs in a stslto of disease that should by all laws of medicine haws killed him years ago. His left lung was entirely gone, while of the right there was but a breathing spot. The heart was surrounded by a largo number of small abscesses, and nbout two and a half quarts of water. The pain in the left side, that had been diagnosed by some physicians as an internal cancer, was found to have been caused by peritonitis. Tho brain was found to bo abnormally largo and In a fairly healthy condition. Walter Whitman was born ut West Hills, Long Island, New York. May 31, 1819. His ed ucation was obtained at the public schools of Droohljn and Now York city, and, on leaving, ho llrst learned the printers' trade, and subsequently carpentry. After teach ing school he edited for a brief time newspapers In ITcvv Orleans and Huntington, making In the meantime extended pedestr'an tours through the United States and Canada. During the civil war he volunteered as a nurse and w as in the hospitals of Washing ton1 and Virginia. IIo was afterward a clerk nt Washington. Since 1874 he has resided nt Camden, N. J. Ho is the author of "Leaves of Grass," "Drum Taps," "Democratic Vistas," "Passago to India," "After All Not to Create Only," "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Tree," "Two Rivulets" and "Specimen Way and Collect." Ills last publica tion vv us a v olumu of poems called "November Boughs," which uppeared In tho fall of 1888. Ills books were llrst published In Boston, afterwards at Philadelphia, becauso the Massa chusetts authorities objected to Its salo in that state on tho ground of Immorality. Mr. Whit man's most marked peculiarity is his deviation from tho usu, poetic forms of rhythm and meter. HIS ANSWER. Reply of tho British Premier to Assistant Secretary Wharton's Note nf -March 3',. London-, March 2S. Lord Salisbury, under date of March 20, has replied as follows tt Sir Julian Pauncefote in response to Mr. Wharton's letter of March 22: "In reply to your telegram of the 22d Inst, notice has been given to owners of ships sailing for Bchring sea that both agreements at present under dis cussion between Great Britain and tho United States that as to arbitration and that as to an intermediate arrangement may affect the liberty of sealing In Behrlng sea. They have all, therefore, notice of their liability to possible interruption and will sail subject to that notice. Tho question of time Is not, there fore, urgent. "Inform tho presldont that we concur in thinking that when tho treaty has been ratified there will ariso a new stato of things. Until It -Is ratltlcd our conduct Is governed by tho language of your noto on tho 14th of Juno, 1800. But when it is ratified each party must admit that contingent rights havo bocomo vested In the other, which both destro to pro tect. Wo think that tho prohibition of scaling, If It stands alone, will bo unjust to British scal ers If tho decision of tho arbitrators should bo adverse to tho United States. " Weare, how ev er, willing, w hen tho treaty has been ratified, to agree to an arrangement sim ilar to that of last year If tho United Stutcs will consent that the arbitrators should, In tho event of a decision adverso to tho United States, assess tho damages which tho prohibi tion of scaling shall have indicted on British sealers during tho pendency of tho arbitration and In the event ot a decision adverse to Great Britain, should assess tho damages which tho limitation of slaughter shall, during tho pendancy of arbitration, have inflicted on tho United States or Its leasees. "As an alternative course wo nro also wil ling after tho ratlllcatlon of the treaty to pro hibit scaling In tho disputed waters, if ves sels bo excepted from prohibition w hich pro ducoa ccrtlOcato thut they havo given security for such damages sis tho arbitrators may assess in case of a decision adverso to Great Britain, the arbitrators to rccelvo the necessary authority ou that behalf. In this caso a restriction of slaughter on tho Islands will not in point of equality bo neces sary. Her majesty's government Is unablo to sco any other than one ot tho two methods ot restricting seal hunting in tho disputed waters during the arbitration which will bo oqultabla to both parties." SIX MEN DROWNED. A Cross Current C'npsl70s n Boat Contain ing Bight Woodohnppcrs. QuiNCV, 111., March 28. Six colored men employed on tho Illinois side of tho river, opposite Canton, Mo., wero drowned Saturday evening whilo crossing tho river in a skiff. Thero wero eight in the party, but two man aged to save their lives by clinging to tho boat A cross current in the river capsized the boat The drowned men were woodchoppers, mimed Marblo Shelton, Charles Bradshaw, Squiro lludrens, Dorrls Belt, Hugh Tlbels und Jake Gross. EDITOR MUNFORD DEAD. A Prominent liguro In tho Democracy of Missouri Gone. Kansas City, Mo., March 28. Dr. Morrison Munford, for ovor tvvonty years editor of tho Kansas City Times, died at 4 o'clock Sunday after noon of exhaustion resulting from a long illness. Ho was 49 years of age. IIo owned the Times from 1809 until last summer, when ho lost control of it lie planned to start nn evoning papor, but was taken sick boforo the project ripened. Munford's fortune was ouce 82,000,000. Ho died worth only u few thousands. mm SWEPT BY STORMS. Jinny Building Demolished by n Clnlc nt Cerro Gordo, 111. Damage by llnll. Chihio Goitno, 111., March 28. Ten buildings woro completely wrecked by a cyelono Saturday afternoon nnd twenty others wero moro or less dam aged. Tho cyclone was preceded by a tcrriblo hailstorm which drove every ono Indoors, nnd to this may bo attributed the fact that no ono was killed or oven sorlously Injured. It was a few min utes boforo 3 o'clock when tho wind storm swept through tho vlllugo from south to north nud its path wa3 marked by a strip of wrecked and ruined buildings 20 foot In width. Tho path of tho storm passed west of the business portion, whero most of tho population was gathered. Thosu who baw tho hurricane npproach took to their collars, the Inhabitants of several of the houses dismantled thus escaping Injury. Among the buildings wrecked wero tho residences of J. Clarkson, William Bovven, B. Hyatt and Edward Ed wards. They wero lifted from tho foundations, unroofed and twisted out of shape. Clarkson's house was crushed like an eggshell by a huge timber blown from a lum ber yard 200 yards away. Tho family was away on a visit and thus escaped. At Mrs. Grlsvvold's the kitch en was blown from tho main body of the house and hurled to tho top of a tree In the yard. Tho barns of Joseph Auten, A.Manicke, Bob Hudgcn, W. II. Howclls, O. Frantz, John Marsh and B. Wyno were completely demol ished. So completely -was tho destruction of tho last mentioned that not a board of it can bo found. Tho homes of each of those above named wero also badly damaged, as wero a large number of other buildings. Tho only business building injured was the Shellabargers elevator. It did not receive the full force of the cyclone, but was unroofed and otherwise damaged. Tho total loss Is estimated at S40.000, with but little insurance. No ono was seriously injured. Tuscola, 111., March 28. This vicin ity was visited by a very hcav' hail storm Saturday, the equal of which has not been witnessed since 1S03. Hail fell to a depth of 2 inches and of largo sl.e. Chli.va, O., March 2a At 4:15 Sat urday afternoon a hailstorm com menced through this section of coun try, lasting until 5 o'clock. The hail fell to tho depth of several inches, and some stones were as large as hen's eggs. This is the most terrific hail storm ever witnessed in this section of the state, and a great deal of damage was done to the growing crops of wheat Bi.oominoton, Ind., March 28. A cone-shaped cyclone skirted along tho northwest edge of this city Saturday afternoon, unroofing a number of houses and the chair factory of Showers Bros. A number of girls working in tho factory were deluged with rain after tho roof was blown away and were badly frightened, but escaped witli little injury. An old lady by the name of Martz was badly hurt when her house was blown down.. Indianapolis, Ind., March 28. A baby tornado swept through the city Saturday afternoon, followed by a damaging hailstorm. Signs were dis mantled, part of the scaffolding of the soldiers' monument was blown down and a multitude of windows were bat tered in. Lebanon, Ind., March 28. A terrific hailstorm was felt here Saturday after noon. It lasted for twenty minutes, some of the icy balls being as large as hens' eggs. A great many windows and skylights were demolished. DEATH OF PATRICK DINAN. Tho Owner of tho Famous White Home Which Figured Prominently in tho Crouln Tragedy Pusses Away. Chicago, March 28. Patrick Din an, the liveryman at No. 200 North Clark street from whom Detective Dan Coughlin hired the famous white horse which carried Dr. Cronin to the Carl son cottage, where he was murdered, died at his homo at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. It was chiefly through tho evidence furnished by Dinan that Detective Coughlin wus convicted. Coughlin the night of May 4, 1SS9, hired the white horse and buggy for a "friend." This friend called for Dr. Cronin and told tho doctor that one of P. O'Sullivan's employes had been iujured. Dr. Cronin wns then driven, to tho Carlcson cot tage, where ho was murdered. PAIGE SURRENDERS. The Cashier of the PitlneATlllo Bnnk Give Ilimaelf Up. Ci,r.vi:i.ANi), O., March 28. R. K. Paige, the cashier and virtual head of tho wrecked Paincsville bank, returned from Now York nt 1 o'clock Saturday nnd gavo himself up to tho sheriff of Cuyahoga county. Ho is now in tho sheriff's custody awaiting an investigation of af fairs in Pninesville. It was sup posed that Paige had gone to New York with tho intention of embarking for Europe. President Iloraco Steele, who was arrested at his homo in Piiiucsville for having indorsed notes forged by Paige, wus brought to Cleve land nud held in cuody until his friends could furnish bull, which was produced Suturday forenoon. The li abilities of the wrecked bank are uow placed at S700.000, with assets ol 8200,000. FATALLY HURT. Two Ynuntr Ladles Struck by n Switch Kiiglnn at r.vnnsviille, Ind, EvANSVU.i.r, Intl.," March 2b. Lizzie Deinus and Mary Klingnr, ngeil 10 and 10 years, wero returning homo from work Saturday night and attempted to cross tho track in front of an ap proaching train, A switch ongiuo coming from an opposite direction dashed down upon thorn. Miss Ueinus Iiad her head crushed nnd Miss Klluger had both legs out off. Neither can survive. Tho engineer of tho switch engine failed to see tho girls until ha was upon them. I The Dpnth Penalty Inflicted Upon Mnr- dornr Cotto nt Sinn Slug Revolting Scenes nt III Kleetrocutlnn. NkwYohk, March 29. Jeremiah Cotto, tho murdoror of Louis Frunkeloso, was; electrocuted at 10:45a. m. Monday. Four shocks woro given. After tho first three thero were npparont signs of life. Each shock was for twelve seconds. Tho scene was most rovolting nnd tho execution Is described as tho most hor rible yet Cotto spont most of tho timo In prayer, and seemed to derive much comfort from tho words of Father Dc Santls, who spent tho night with him. Tho witnesses and ten reporters entered tho death chamber nt 10:35. Cotto was brought in between two priest?, Bevs. Father Milo and De San tis, of Brooklyn. Wnrden Brown walked in front of Cotto. Cotto was repenting tho prayers In Italian after Father Do San tls. Cotto was very woak nnd appeared to be ready to collapse. Ho was quick ly placed in the chair and was strapped down by two keepers. Tho two priests got down on their knees nnd continued to pray, Cotto repeating tho prayer after them. Tho electrode was applied to the right leg. When the straps had been adjusted Warden Brown gave tho sig nal, tho switch bar was thrown nnd tho current shot through the form In tho chair. Tho priests wero still praying in a loud voice, but tho straps across Cotto's face partly bound his lips and he could only mumble tho responses. The sound of his voice was cut oft sharply ns tho current passed through him and his body strained at the straps. Ills face flushed purple and froth camo from his lips. Tho current was turned off in thirty-two seconds. Cotto slowly opened his eyes and looked at Father Milo with what seemed a reproachful expression. Ho seemed protesting mutely against tho treatment he was receiving. His hands moved JJ and there was no doubt In the' minds of tho witnesses that ho was not only alive, but con scious. The signal was given again by Warden Brown nnd onco more tho body stiffened up and strained at the straps. Tho current was kept on about twelvo seconds, when it was turned off a socond timo and Cotto's body settled tlovvn In tho chair limp and at first apparently life less. Tho doctors stepped forward to listen to tho heart and feel the pulse, but before they reached tho body tho fingers moved and Warden Brown again gave the signal. For tho third time the current shot through the body, and the rigidity of muscles and the straining at the straps was repeated. When the current wns turned off this timo Dr. Irving applied the stethoscope to the heart and Dr. Abbett, who had been keeping tho official time, felt tho pulse. They shook their heads nnd stepped back. The fingers began to move again and there was plenty of evidence that Cotto was still alive. For the fourth time the warden gavo the signal and for tho fourth time tho current was turned on. It was not turned off until the face of tho man had turned a purplish black and tho exposed part of the right leg was of the same color. This time the current completed Its work, for when it was turned off the physicians found no signs of life. Dr. Irving, in answer to a question of the reporter as to the indications of life after tho third shock, said: "Yes, there were faint indications of llfo when I listened at the man's heart and felt of his pulse." The murder for which Cotto died was com mitted last July in tho outskirts of Brooklyn. Cotto and his victim, Louis Frankeloso, wero rag pickers. Cotto had been a lov er of Mrs. Frankeloso In Naples, Italy, and after sho nnd her husband emigrated to thfs i country sho sent Cotto money to follov her. Ho deserted n, w If o and f umlly to join his paramour here. Ho lived with tho Franltclosos In a tumbled-down tenement In Brooklyn, and ho and Mrs. Frankeloso dis cussed tho question of putting Frankeloso out ot tho way so that thoy might maintain their relations without tho husband's interference. Ono Friday night Frankeloso started out to steal vegetables from tho neighboring farms, and was stealthily fol low od by Cotto. Upon a lonely roadside Cotto camo upon his victim, and with savage fury stabbed him no less than fourteen times. Fran keloso was left dying in tho road. HE IS PLEASED. President Hiirrlion Thinks Salisbury's Ansvror Has Averted the Threatened Trouble. Washington, March 29. Tho Behr lng sea war clouds have rolled by and the outlook is once more peaceful. Salisbury's conciliatory note has dono it The president sent to tho senato Monday afternoon tho reply received from the British premier und ulso his answer to it Tho president's answer expressed the gratification the administration felt that Great Britain was willing, after tho ratification of the treaty, to agree to an arrungement similar to that of last year. He was not ablo to concur entirely as to the condi tional or consequcntal damages laid down by Lord Salisbury, but ho had no doubt that the points of 'difference on this point could bo settled satisfactor ily. Tho intimation was clear that the executive felt that tho senate could now safely ratify tho treaty indepen dent of any proviso regarding the modus vivendi. If it desires to puss a declara tory resolution showing the sentiment of tho senate regarding the measures for preserving the seals pending arbi tration that may bo dono independent ly of the treaty. , Sued fur a Big sum. Ni:w Youif, March 29. Mrs. Homer R. Baldwin, who was so badly injured in the Hastings railroad wreck on Christmas eve, has brought suit for S250,000 damages in the supremo court against the Now York Central & Hud son Hlver Itailroad Company. The complaint says thut us a result of tho accident Mrs. Baldwin lost both hands, both ears, both eyes, and all tho hnir on her head, was burned very severely about tho face and Internally and re eelved sovero Injury to her skull. Mrs. Baldwin signed tho complaint with a pen held in her teeth. PAID WITH HIS LIFE. BLAND GIVES IT UP. Tils Silver BUI Hit Itnivrn It Lnst Breath Speaker Crlp Itoltntcs to Apply thio Cloture Bute, und mi BITorl to Hcaura Vurttior Aid Fall. Wadiiinoion, Mnrch 29. Tho Bland, bill for tho free coinage of silver is, dead, ' for this session of congress nt. least and cannot coino up until next December. Mr. Bland, who clung to tho last to the hope of gnlvaulzing tho bill Into life, ndmittcd Into Monday afternoon with reluctance that tho bill was dead for this session. Many in fluences combined to bring about thla result Speaker Crisp announced Monday that he would not call a meeting of tho committco on rules to consider a reso lution to fix nn hour for a final voto on tho free-colnago bill, and would not voto for such a mcasnro In tho committco it self unlcsshe wero petltlonedtodo so by n majority of the democrats in tho house. The nnounccment was a great surprise to Mr. Bland. He had hurried, conferences with Pierce, Burtino, Bryan and other silver men, and It was, finally decided to try to satisfy tho speaker by securing a petition for tho cloturo rule signed by half the demo crats. Bryan took ono of theso peti tions. Pierce took another and in all half a dozen petitions wero circulated. Tho Indlnnn democrats woro tho first to decline to have anything to do with tho petitions, although thero had heretofore been silver men in tho In diana ranks. Virginia was tho next to go back on the silver petition, every man in the delegation except Epcs de clining to sign. Thus delegation after delegation said no, and tho silver men found thoy woro beaten. Thoy gavo up the job in disgust when, at 5 p. m., it was found that the best they were able to secure was a total of 31 names out of 235 democrats in tho house. For a majority thero wero needed 118. "Thursday night, or rather early Friday morning, when I moved that the house adjourn," said Mr. Bland to a correspondent, "it was with a dis tinct understanding that a cloture reso lution would bo brought in. And that understanding was had with the speak er "timself by myself. Of course I was surprised when I learned that tho agreement was not to be carried out." "Do you think that tho bill Is dead?" "For a time." "How would it be possible to get it through the house this session'.'" "There is no possible way of doing so with tho speaker against us. Tho bill Is dead as far as this congress is concerned. It has been killed by tho speaker and his friends. I do not caro to discuss tho probable effect that tho death of tho bill will have upon the po litical future of the democratic party." . Speaker Crisp defined tho situation to be simply this: If a majority of tho democrats in the house desire the com mittee on rules to make a report which will enable tho house to como to a direct voto on the sliver bill anil if they signify that desire the committco will make a report If they do not so signify tho committee will understand that the majority do not dcslro it and the responsibility will rest with tho majority of tho democrats of tho house and not with tho committee on rules. As to Mr. Bland's reference to tho speaker's opposition to silver or his duplicity tho speaker said he had nothing to say ex cept to recall that by his casting vote ho hnd himself prevented tho bill from being tabled and to state that, as a rep resentative from Georgia, ho favors and will vote for the free coinage of silver. To show that he was In favor of the free coinago of silver tho speaker re called the fact that he had appointed a committee which favored the measure and had appointed Mr. Bland at the head of that committee, notwithstanding Mr. Bland had been a very active opponent of Mr. Crisp in tho speakership con test. Although in favor of free coin age, tho speaker stated that as speaker f the house he would endeavor to ex ecute tho will of the majority of tho democrats therein respecting reports from the committee on rules, and no criticism by Mr. Bland or effort by Mr. Bland to shift the responsibility would deter him from pursuing this course. Mr. Crisp said that when tho rules were being considered ho hud in caucus pledged Ills party that no rule should be reported prohibiting filibustering or cutting off dilatory motions except at the request and desire of a majority of the democratic members of congress. THE FREE WOOL BILL. The House Will Take a Voto Thereon April VS or 83. Washington, March 29. The Spring er free wool bill will be brought to a vote April 22 or 23. Chairman Springer is on the programme to close the debate. Mr. Springer expects to bo suf ficiently improved in health by that time to fulfill tho task. Although still nervous and weak ho is improving steadily and will leave the city Friday for Fortress Monroe, whero recupera tion is expected to bo more rapid. Tho binding twine and cotton bagging bills will then bo pushed to a vate, to bo followed perhaps by other specific bills. With theso measures dis posed of in tho houso and tho appropriation bills in excellent shape tho democratic majority of the ways and means committee boliovo that an early adjournment of congress is possible and discussed tho question to some'extcnt Monday. No conclusion was reached but tho sentiment wus fa vorabln to June 1 as the date of final adjournment. DEATH OF PAT ROONEY. The Famous Irish Comedian nud Dancer biircumlia to Pneumonia. New Yoiik, March 29. Pat Roonoy, the Irish comedian, died Monday of pneumonia. Ho was44yoars old and a member of the Elks and of tho Actors' fund. IIo played three days ago in Harrlsburg, Pa., and was announced to play In Brooklyn next week. He wna on his way to Wilmington, Del., with his company when taken 111 und was brought to this city by a nurse. Ho Inaves a wlfo and six children, two of whom uro on tho stage with Tom Mur phy in "The Irish Visitors" company.