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ty-Fivo Million Dollars.
The Ditch ?o IJe Forty-Ono Mile* Ivonjr ar.?
Wld> Knouph to Curry u Volume of
Water Kqunl to 300.000 Cn
hlo iect a Minute.
Chicago,. July 30.?The building' ot
the greatest canal in the world is an
expensive piece of business. About
57.000,000 in cold cash has been ex?
pended thus fur in Chicago's big diteh
- the drainage canal. Published esti?
mates, according to the latest author?
ized revision, pnt the cost of the work
at ?21,000,000. Tl.ccggineersand every?
body else about the drainage board
office n fer to the probable cost as
The experts in the employ of the
board tell inquirers that the amount
thus fat spent is in about the proper
proportion, and that from twonty-five
to thirty per cent, of the work is done.
The whole channel is under contract
t xcept about a mile and a half at the
.loliet end, and proposals for that work
have been advertised for. Contracts
call f??r the completion of the canal in
ISO?, and the drainage commissioners
are confident that another two years
will witness t lie conclusion of the mam
mo*h undertaking; that is to say. as
much of the project as they now caro
to talk about.
With ?25,000,000 the drainage board
will be able to finish a channel 41 miles
long and big enough to carry a volume
of water equal to ano.noo cubic feet a
minute. It will hove an average width
of 307 feet, and 20L' feet at the bot?
tom, and a depth of 20 feet. At
the surface the canal will be about
three times as wide as a wide street,
and at the botton twice as wide, whilo
the depth of the stream will be nearly
equal to the height of an ordinary
To be effective for drainage purposes
and carry water out of the Chicago
river at the rate of 300,000 cubic feet a
minute, the current must be about two
und a half miles an hour. Innsmuch
as the channel of the canal will be
very much wider and very much deeper
than the average of the south branch j
of the river, with which it makps con? !
licet ion and from which, it is to get its
supply, the water must go from the
lake to the head of the canal at a;
greater velocity than two and a half
miles to Keep the canal full and enable
it to perform, the work that is expected,
of it
Where that money hi coming from-is
u problem that Is giving neither the J
drainage board nor the public any con- i
ccrn. It is taken for granted that j
when the $20,000,000 that is in sight
Khali have been spent. Chicago will not
hesitate to put up whutever may be
necessary in addition to carry through
the deal.
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Warning'; to He.Sent to Postmasters on the
Count of Their Approach.
Wasiiixotox, duly .'!0.?Secretary
Morton is malting an effort to secure
tin* assistance of the post office* <lepart*
incut in the more thorough distribution
>t warnings of the approach of tropical
cyclones in seaport towns where thej
weather bureau has no observers or.
[lisplaymcn stationed. With this end
in view he hats addressed the following
letter to Postmaster General Bliss.
"The season is approaching for trop?
jcal cyclones. It is important that afcr
I'angpinents be effected for thorough,
distribution throughout their probable
paths of warnings of their occurrence.
In August and October of 18113 tele?
grams to postmasters of sea pop t towns
tn the paths of the storms where the
weather bureau had no obsorverg
or display-men stationed were rnad<5
tho means of disseminating warnings.
In several instances last year telegrams
enabled people to protect their proper?
ty from injury by the storm. These
warnings were sent without previous
arrangement with the postmasters or
preparation on their part for distribut?
ing them. It Is now my opinion that a
j more effective distribution may bo
I made if the postmasters' werf* ndf*
titled Kh.ivhano; that ' warnings
tvouTd be sent. Therefore, I havo
the honor to ask if you will
be jdnd enough to officially instruct
postmasters to use all means at theii
disposal to give the warnings the great?
psj possible circulation,. Should, you,
aftit del i berat ion., conclude to co-b'perr
ate with the United .States department
of agriculture in the distribution of.
such admonitory information, I shall
Ut? pleased to hear from you, at the
very earliest moment, so that arrange?
ments may be perfected with tho.
weather bureau for co-operative effort
in this regard with the post ofilco de?
An Anti-Trn?t Distillery.
Mit. WAT KSK, Wis., July 30.?Tho Or?
ganization of the Monarch distillery
was completed-8 aturdav night by sev?
eral prominent capitalists of this city
und Peoria. Among the Milwaukee
stockholders ape Henry Hasse, cx*
president of the common council; Chris*
fch-lms and Henry p>ickq. It will bo'
an anti-trust concern, with a capitaj
fitouk of S2QO,poo, The djstiHpry wiU
W built on a live-acre tract just out:
*Me the city limits. Mr. Hasse will be
the business manager. Officers will bo
elected Monday night,
Fatal Heat at Philadelphia.
Phii.adei.piita, July 30.-?This city
was one of the hottest in the country
Sunday, The t hermometer registered
'??,; degrees and the humidity was S7 de?
crees, or > degress higher than Satur?
day. Three deaths and 11 prostrations
ore the result of the heat! '
tale phone lecory Motion.
ft'fiiKppiKu?, 111., July 30.?The see*
r?tary of state licensed theUamson
It'lcphone Co.. of Chicago, with ft (?ap|?
t?l stock of SJ^W.OOa; The incorpor*
I wtors are Thomas Whitney, M. A, Roe I
;?nda. U.ll Hughes.
1 fleKro's House, pynainl^a,
? NAHitvii.i.R, Term., .hilv 30.~An un?
known party made a desperate but un
j juct-eshful attempt to murder Lewis,1
1 ?-nn and his whole family, at (mllatin, 1
I. , au car,y hour Sunday morning, by
i Placing a bomb m the window of the -
steeping room and exploding U. !
The Wisconsin Senator Comes to
President Cleveland's Rescue.
/To Uefcuds the "Executive'? Art In A? At?
tempt to flusters l>?islu t loo on the 1 ar?
il" BUK anil Incidentally He Attacks
Senator (ioromn. of Marylaad.
Washington. July 27.?Senator Viios ad- |
dressed the senate Thursday in defense of the j
president, . I
! The Wisconsin senator be^an hl.s speech by \
Spying that an extraordinary scene occurred j
on Monday last in the senate a dbmecratlc i
senator, sail] he. saw fit to attack, the prcsi- |
dent, and without prcce:lcnt ho thought, or if j
there was a precedent it was one that ought to
be shunned instead of followed. It wat a per?
sonal assault uj>on fhe pres'dent and his char?
acter. He had hoped.be sald.thit the re?
marks of Mr. Gorman and those who joined
with him oh that occasion wouhl have r.p- i
pearcd in the Record before he (Mr. Vila.s) re- '
piled. But he went on sarcastically, he pre- i
SUtncd the engagements of the Maryland scna- !
tor were so pressing that he had no time to re
Vi- e them. Mr. Vilas considered it his duty to
reply to that assault.
lie would speak as the personal u? well as
tho political friend of the president. Ho re?
joiced In the honor of Mr. Cleveland's friend?
ship. It wis a pride' to him. Of the rewards,
few and stinted- that come to public men, one
of the greatest that had come to him was tJic
intimate association with this lofty and distin?
guished man. It was his honest testimony to
bis character that never at any moment, in any
temptation, political or personal, had he failed
to see In Mr. Cleveland the pure white light of
an upright purpose. For such a man he saw fit
to say some words, not in defense (he nccdod
none), but some,correction of a discoloration
of facts by ?hieb Mr. Cleveland had been
placed in a false U^hl before the country. He
would make this statement in behalf of the j
truth of history. "What were the. points of |
accusation.*' inquired Mr. Vilas. ' in the re?
markable assault to which I have alluded?"
He regretted, he said, that Mr. Gorman was
absent from the senate chamber.
The first accusation, he proceeded, was that
the president was open to the charge of du?
plicity. That was based upon a letter in which
Mr. Cleveland expressed the hope that iron
and coal would go on the free list in the tariff
bill. The second, was that the executive hud
by that letter encroached on the prerogatives
of congress: and. third, that the president had
traduced the senate. Those charges were true
or false: not as a matter of argument, but as a
matter of fact. "With regard to coal and iron
ore let um examine the facts." said Mr. Vilns.
"And 1 desire to say here that I am under deep
obligation to the senator from New York, who
never in his public career made such tin able
exposition of any subject as he did on Tuesday
Mr Vilas then reviewed at length the presi?
dent's position in favor of free raw materials. ]
his letter of \t&7 and other public utterances i
up to his message to congress at ike opening j
of the present session. Constantly. Mr. V'lus !
declared. Mr. Cleveland Ijacl insisted upon J
this principle. It was everywhere proclaimed j
by his supporters \o be the first step iu the
enfranchisement of labor frqm ihp thralldpin
of unjust taxation. Could it be Rossiljio, lja
asked, that any 0140 supposed he had aban?
doned the principle that lay at tho'bas? of any
scheme oi tariff reformV
What, was tho proof adduced in support of
this alleged change ot heart': Mr. Gorman
himself h'ld no personal testimony to offer.
I:e called on Mr. Vest, who offered .conversa?
tion? hearsay testimony that would have been
excluded from any court of justice. He had
no personal testimony. The distinguished
Fcnator from Arkansas, whose labor In behalf
ol this.- bill had- earned so much respect from
hls*collengues. testified that he had personally
talked with the president about tho senate
bill. Did Mr. Jones claim that all the details
of the bill had been' laid before Mr. Cleveland?
Necessarily not. Only the general principles
on which the amendments were made.
With regard to those two amendments upon
which the specifications of Mr. -Gormnu's
charges had been founded the testimony of M,r.!
Jones was clear that the president^ whenever
coal and hon ore were mentioned, expressed
the hope that they would go on the' free list.'
Was there anyone des'irous of doing open and
free justice to*the president who. aftvjr read?
ing Mr. Jones' own statement, would not say
that Mr. Cleveland had ue*er faltered in his"
Urgent demand for frce.coal"and free iron ore?
The-president knew. too. each house would
have a voice, and. therefore, not with d\k
pUcity, but with openness and boldness
always characterized him. Mr. Clqvolann had
expressed' to the chairman of the ways and
meant; committee the hope that the result he
desired should be accomplished in confer-.
, encc. ? . .
He had a.right to say .H after his a^nv^rsa
tlon. as detailed by Senator Jones/, he, bad a
right to insist ah,d. upx it by any proper
means. r?ut it was said that the president's
letter constituted an eivronchment upon tho
prerogxttve of congress,. His rfcht to write,
and send it was denied. Mr. Vjitw quoted the
text ??f the letter. \\"i;s Miat the iajnguoge of a
man who atouphf to rt> icn bevomi hi* power'?
he asked. Was it not rather the honest out?
pouring of a ge.minc democrat: addressing his
fclj.owjfjieroocrats in support of'principles he
had so nobly carried through two trying presi?
dential eo'i'e^ts.
Mr. Vilas then quoted and ranged alongsiclo
of Mr. Cleveland's utterance the statement of
Mr. Gorman that the sei ite bill could not pass
if it did not have the hearty support of Mr,
Cleveland. i
"At the very time when ahig president was
writwiJf his letter to Mr.'Wilson." Mr. Vilas
went on dramatically, "the senator from
Maryland and his coadjutors were appealing to
Mr Cleveland to induce him to support them
in un effort to qualify tho enactment of demo?
cratic principles instead of crystallising thorn,
into law. How utterly wanton is this cry of in?
torferenco now. Because ho has sepn tt[ *.q
throw the ijceight uf bis influence with tho
, bouse iu favqr pf democratic- principles, foe* j
cau e ho. refused to stand with Them, they j
made his action a ground of complaint here,
and-i'i horrc!' cry out against 'executive inter?
ference.' "
Mr. Vilas referred to the fact that I*re~ddent
Washington came to the.same chamber, ap-<
companicd by his secretary, to urge- jn person !
the ratification pf a treaty ho had negotiated. |
President Jackson's course in making his views j
'felt by congress was also referred to.' Mr. Vi- ,
las said he was content to leave to fair-minded
men whether the president had wurttonly en?
croached upon the rights of congress. The
charge was made that the senate had been tra?
Extracts from the letter to Mr. Wilson were
read to show that the president'* purpose
was not to traduco the senate but to pla'nl"?. {
state his asplrat"t?ns toward tariff inform. The j
president had ?stated that 'the abandonment J
of that great party principle wo.uld be periidy 1
.an.I dishonor. - .
The president's letter" was wholly Upper-,
penal." .. ". . .. ""*r* I
Mr. Vilas said tho vjews Qf .Vpe sonator from !
Mar.1, land (Gorciao) apUUl, mean only ono
thing, It w-us an etfurt to array democrats t?-? j
gethcr iu a spirit of reseutrneut and thus carry 1
out the con promise of tariff reform. The W?- j
son bill had p.?.s ;ei amid public aaelamatlon.
The peop'e. accepted it as the honest execution J
Of a party and public pledge.
Hut when this revenue reform measure !
reached the senate, iron and coal were placed J
Oh the diitk.bie-Hst. Mo'-coVer. it was debated '
? week in and week out. '1hc public was wear". J
"led at that debate, yet the senate could reach !
no result. )t was at this juncture that the '
! senator from Arkansas (Jones) had brought
f forward over -"(JO amendments. These were to I
! be the sohuivu of the problem, and were to I
I 'brine the f*i bate to a close. Still thy dlscu?-' j
I sion proceeded *- day?. MJp. Vfl'^b Kitdhehhd ?
I ru'p'-nlr.rd the
1 ^u)?.>mimcnts. It was essential to have a revis
J ion ot the existing tariff law quickly. It was
cs-e; Uul. tf 0 to ?e 11:force a depleted treasury. I
Me ;:.tir e vt,'",ci ;ho opc.-attou of Uj? rules Of
th<; senate we l'ttc^tt&?)*?d t.niniofour
SlJii/ui i'.-'ettt's- erK)it the other side that wo
were dumb, we who felt that we were gagged
end t-mmhered by our anxiety, fuming with
chagrin and yetsut'tfued by an overruling no*
pcssit.v. fn'o.ved thut, Idfsscd f^e^orr? p,f i.tebate
which oyr pu{<j.i ?l-ih s only t? tne obstructing
minority. !
The president could not know all the details
of the bill. Ite could"only deal with it ingen
^raS .respects as to its principle and therefore
t he wn.i;'. not J'j dispaiage the senate, not to
' u u f? a ^ciuitor. .He was, riot only excused,,
hui /..-tii-rd. and hb.cou-atryix.cn v/fjl jnstify
bint and applaud, as they Uttvo already done,
his i-'i'UiifJ^.ir* -?UitV fry ??.1i??"ri<*l**'s> ^
??It is r.ot.rcscntrr.c!>* Ciut I feel Tor the dis?
tinguished senator Jj.o?i Mar;, laud. Thecon
j sequence to him of tfci* .;tes?el ' f<>" the chief
nugiatrate in tbcjud,? ctt o, i.L* fellow men
be roust endure. f"t in .. ; uutnl e opinion he
hns made a. Bilstak^ :e Ik i ade a fewrfal
mistukc. The imerir. i p'"-?-'" wiU never
tolerate in n-y win trcntrnnu ?>f rrns nature
Of ihrir rv:iT eVtfcf' rhifyWj. ef< .?*::< "]>t - non
ground &u toV? a* would wan a:.: fee usH"-M
against him. even accusation in form and man?
"None as he was ever a third time nominated
I end a second time elected. None like he ever
j did right rather than be president aud by his
courageous rectitude won the confidence and
; became president again.
! ?? 'As some toll cliff that Hfta its awful form,
Swetls from the valo, and midway leaves the
Though round Its breast the rolling clouds are
f?pread, '
I Eternal sunshine settles on Its head.'
"Sir, as I believe, in the very direction of
democratic principles. I addressed a motion
to the pending bill alter it enmc back from
conference In sincere, confidence that its
adoption would promote agreement between
the two houses of congress. Other senators
declared that that result would not follow the
adoption of my motion. The senator from
Maryland, and be ought to know, osserted
upon this floor in unqualified terms that the.
motion would defeat the bill: that it would
prevent the bill from gofng into con?
ference again. Tho distinguished . sena?
tor from Ohio (Mr. Bricc), has, made to
me Vho same statement. The distinguished
junior senator :from New Jersey (Mr. .^mith)
made to me a siaiilar declaration. That testf-.
mony is complete, and the country will accept
it os I accept it as proving the fact. But it is
evident that in the honest judgment of some,
the claim of spevlal duty in tho protection of
the industry of sugar refining is so overpower?
ing as to demand their resistance of a bill
without it, however much to me and to others
who think as I do that consumption is devoutly
wished. This present* the question, whether
it is better that the bill should fail than this
thing should be done. There may bo. per
chanco. worse things than the temporary de?
feat of a righteous cause even with tho suffer?
ing that may attend it.
"The evils which would ensuo upon the fail?
ure of the bill would be temporary although
"No, sir; there arc worse things than failure.
There is the decay of virility among free men
far worse than simple defeat. But there are
.some things to comfort us. to cheer the hope
that out of this conference which will ensue
there will come a measure improved far beyond
that which hus already passed the senate. I
find-that hope in the character of the conferees.
"There is also much comfort to be taken lft J
the recognized temper of the body with which
we arc dealing.. It has declared in an unmis-. j
tollable manner the strength and the onthusU
asm of its convictions;"
Mr. Vilas proceeded to, read, frqm the Record
these procepdings .when the conference report
was m?de to that body, and continued:
"I join in tho sentimont and echo the ap?
plause, and with this expression of democratic I
ptcudfastuess rcsponsivo to the popular feel- j
i,ng. I ought not t<> be unwilling \<x consent tq
further. effort to agree, if such, wquUl be tho
effect of the motion i pave made- I
"Now. sir. moved l?y those considerations, !
and still more because they have govornod tho
judgment of tfcosc distinguished" eolleugucs
OH this sido of tho houne who have not only
been with me without dissent. I om obliged
to recognize my duty to bo different from
what it appeared to me to bo when I made the
motion which lies upon the table of the sen- !
ate. Besides, sir, I am a strict party man, '
and I am so especially in the prosecution of
measures cf party principle for the reason
that I know that only by personal submission J
to the will of the majority, especially, to matn !
tors of method and preccdurc, can tVc result
we desire be achieved. Recognizing that and
Intending to make any half-hearted acknowl?
edgment when my duty Is clear. I shall vote to j
send this bill to conference In accord with my
democratic brethren, and I ask the leave of the
senate In order to carry that purpose into ef?
fect to withdraw the motion which I made on
Friday last."__ *
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?ybrrljrn-Ilorn Miner* Attempt to Ran, the.
Negroes Awr.y From, tho Mines Ojt \Ai\:
ton, ln<l.
"Wonxifi^ttfON, hid., July 27.?Lin
ton,'a mining town nine miles west of
here; was the scene of a sanguinary
riot Wednesday night. One of the
mines there , is manned by Njigroes.
Wednesday was pay day and ype^.rtes
dn.y night the foreign-burn miners of
Island aiine No. 1 became inflamed
with drink, broke iutp several stores,
took firearms apd ammunition and j
proceeded tq Island mine No. i
2j where the. Negroes were em- j
ployed, attempted to run thorn away.
A shooting scrap ensued between the
JNegroos an.4 whites, resulting in the
wounding of several persons on both
sides, but no loss of life occurred.
A Mr. Ogle, president of the Island
Coal Co., and the superintendent of
mine No. 2, arrived here late Wednes?
day night, afraid of their lives if they
stayed in Lin ton.
None but foreign-born miners were
engaged in the difficulty- The. sheriff i
of the cou.n^y. is. now' ?\i the scene of
tUe tjonbtp. and Mi-i-ests of the guilty.:
parties will follow.
Civil Service Kx:tminutio:is.
Washington, July 27.? The civil ser- j
vice commission will hold an e.xaminax j
^ion in various'eilio;- on August 7, for a j
flDmpyttprship in the hydr-ographic of
fice/navy department, at ?1.000 per an?
num, Residents of the- District of Co?
lumbia will not be admitted. The civil j
service commission is making prep?
arations for the examinations of
persons nominated by the secretary
of the interior for th^ assistant teach,
erships in the Indian service. Exami?
nations will be held-on August 3 at
tho Shoshone Indian agency. Wyom
ingr Rosebud. S. Dakota; Fort Defiance,
Arizona: Chicago. Detroit, Ihiftalo,
Fort Hall. Utah': Arkansas-City. Ran.;
Fort Totten. N. Sj&itaj (ireeu Hay. :i
Wis,: Fargo. X. Dakota, and St. Paul. .
Covey I>;*eia> ttic f omior.-iwcal Army.
Washington. July 27.?Coxey has
abandoned his fellows and gone baok
to Ohio. De went out to the place,
where they are e^ci^u^ed. just over
fchjg Maryland 1 order, Wednesday
night, nod gave ^he men to understand
that he e?uld do nothing more for
them, ns his ? flair? ot Massillon would*1
require bis presence for the >next /few
months. He advised the men in a.
serious way to go into Washington,
and beg. They would be arrested and
given food. Komp of -the other bands
who followed Frye and Oalvin are
daily wing ari-j^t'e:! and sent down as
vagrants. 1
'Frlwo .7:?ps to Assist Their Go.verjnnif'hjr
San Fj:\no sf\.. July 27.?A meeting;
of a <;??:?? -i^Uee tepre.?e::4.mg Japanese]
iecide:'??r' bei.l at tin; Japa? coHSU*
late :;n I n jyVjs Voided t > nr.ike imme?
diate elVorts to mi e >d?.ono to assist tho
Japane ? - o-vr;:meiU in carrying on its
war with "ni l ? .Farther than, that the
San Franzi c- Ja ?y wiese ?re prepared
to form a <? ? le of 4.(r.)0 men, arm.
th^m^elves w' x American rifles and go
to .1 pan :;t t ie.-- f>.,vn expense^if their
scry!. - Impl i ? v ju e 'ed in the.Core
an c-!tj; i. t. AH tjie members of the
J.p-?::e?e e^:??v mil ??;? assessed to
% pe lm\ U i. l .ty WM-goes on.
. ?.??? ? Mai Dur.
? ? .o> t:.. July I'S.? A mad
,.:.n on. colored, here,
. . i...' :\1aiuia1: a fumer's
... . ?? <. ;iuUry.
Second - Session.
.Washington, July 23:?Senate.?American
history has no record to equal the proceedings
in the senate Monday. If President Cleveland
did a thing unique, when he arraigned the detn
ocratic majority of tho senate in hia letter to
j Mr. Wilson for "party perfidy and party dis?
honor," his own party In the senate went even
further beyond all precedent in arraigning the
president Monday for hypocrisy, duplicity and
dishonesty. The nnnals of congress, even in.
the mo?t exciting periods and tremendous
crises of the nation, furnish no parallel to the
exposure of President Cleveland made Monday
by Senator ?orman. of Maryland, assisted by
his fellow members of the finance committee,
j Senators Vest, Jones and Harris. ? After Ser.a
| tor Gorman concluded his speech Monday.
I Senator White (CaL) made a short speech in i
j favor of the motion to insist on the senate j
amendments to the tariff bill and to agree t? j
further conference; and then, without action '
1 on any of the pending measures, the senate at
1 '?:4? adjourned.
- Hoc.sk?The attractions of the tariff debate in
j the sena te Monday were too strong to be resist
r ed by the greater number of representatives,
{ and it was found impossible to secure the pres- i
ence of a quorum. . After vainly endeavoring
I for an hour and a half to cfieet the passage of .
* the bin which came over as unfinished bnsl- .
j ncss from Saturday.'directing the re-employ- i
ment of railway postal clerics who were dis
, charged between March 15 and May 1, 18s9. tho !
j house at 1:s0 o'clock adjourned until Tuesday. J
j Washington. July. 25.?Senate?Senator \
Jlill. in a .speech Tuosday, defended the presi?
dent, but the New Yorker's purpose was to
distress the president by a defense from his
i bitter enemy and to stir up irritations among .
I the democratic senators lhatwould not be eon
! ducive to harmony, might defeat the tariff and
j bring discredit upon Cleveland's administro- .
tion. No criminal lawyer with a bad case ever ,
! defended a client nor pleaded justification
! more ably than Dill did,
I HOuse?Mr. Harter (Ot) Introduced a com- '
! promise tariff bill Tuesday. It provides that ',
I "on and after September l.lsi l. all existing j
tariff taxes or duties not herein otherwise pro- ,
j _vldcd for shall be reduced one-half: also that i
[ oh and after September 1. 1899, all tariff taxes ]
I and duties In excess of 12 per cent- ad valorem <
j shall be reduced to and collected at the rate of j
12 per cent, ad valorem, which shall be, added i
I to the taxes. A uniform duty or tax of I cent
j per pound shall be levied and paid upon all su
i gars and molasses Imported into the United j
[ States having 100 degrees o( aarcharino !
strength, and a reduction of one-hundredth of |
a cent per pound shall be made for each degree j
' of saccharine strength below 110 degrees: a '?
j uniform duty of four cents per pound upon all j
i coffee, and eight cents per pound upon all tea i
I imported shall be levied and paid. . ? J
WAsniN? iuN. July ?8.?Sesatb?Wednes- .
day the proceedings were tame beyond com- ,
parlson. but the lameness was insignificant in
showing the abandonment of the programme
which, if carried into execution, would have ]
continued the exciting scenes of the past two j
days. Chairman Voorhees. of the tlntmvc com- i
mittce,.who was tn have followed tho vigorous i
attack upon 1 he president by Senator Gorman
with a defense of the senate bill, was absent.
Senator Lindsay, after waiting for two hours ?
for a chance to deliver his message from the
white house, found himself crowded out by the
prosiest of speeches from Senator Caffcry and
from Senators Daniel rind Hunton. of Virginia,
nor could Senator Mills' burning words of tariff
reform Und time for their utterance.
House?Wednesday was set apart by the
house committee on rules for the considera?
tion of measures reported from the commUh^
on invalid pensions, and <'huirrr\n,-t Martin suc?
ceeded in having passed Vh?vt* bills of great j
importn'nee. Th^o were house bills to amend
the cehdr-al net of June $7. 1 wo. by providing
pensions for widows and orphans of. soldiers
who died or were Killed In discharge of duty
and who did not. therefore receive discharge
from the service: authorizing fourtb-c.}ass
postmasters to administer oaths to p&asiocers;
to extend during tho t^r;\i Of their natural
lives the pension^ granted.'io insane..lodiotio, t
or ottt?xwlso permanently helpless orphan,
children of a deceased soldier.
1 Washington, July 27.?Senate.?in the scn?
ate at 2 o'clock Thursday. Mr. Jq:'{v? culled up
the conference report an the tariff bill. Mr.
Vilas was immediately recognized, but yielded
V? Mi* Quay, who withdrew the sugar amend?
ments he offered just before adjournment j
Wednesday night. The Wisconsin senator Up? I
gan his speech in defense of the president. He I
referred to the fact that President Washing?
ton came to tho sauis chamber accompanied by
his secretary, "to urge in person the ratifica?
tion of a treaty he had negotiated. President
Jackson's course in making his views felt by
congress was alse referred to. Mr. Vitas said
he was content to Ichvo to fair-minded men
whether the president had wantonly encroach- j
Cd upon *he rights of congress. Mr. Hill's I
resolution that the senate recede from its I
amendments making coal and Iron ore duti?
able at forty cents per ton *"vjs lost
House-ttNo business of importance trans?
acted. Representative Dolman, the chairman
{nan of the house democratic caucus, says that |
the house democrats will probably caucus on
tho tariff bill when It in-returned from the next
Conference. He docs not think an agreement
will be reached by the conferees without in?
structions, and anticipates that another im?
port of a disagreement will be returned to both
houses. In that event, he say*, a caucus or
the house democrats will be called to decide
upon instructions to be given the house con?
ferees. - . I
Washington. July : 8.?Senate?The tariff
bill was sent back from the senate to confer?
ence Friday- after three exciting roll calls,
?wftjeh resulted, in a tic vote each time. The
republicans wjere defeated Friday in their ef- j
fort to amend the sugar schedule bv.thc deser- J
tlon of Senator Stewart, who. although pres
ent. withheld his vote. .Senators Alten., Kylo
and Feffer voted with t>Vr republicans, and
Senator Irb,v was paired on the same side with
'Sjjnavwi Smith, of New Jersey. Senator Vilas.
who. withdrew his original motion to strlhoout
the differential at the command of President
Cleveland and the dictation of the sugar trust,
voted with the democrats.
House?The eoafeicnce report on the mili?
tary appropriation bill, which the senate |
agreed to Friday, was agreed to. and, tbe btU !
now goes to the president. Under the rules of j
the house Friday's ?sesston was subject to a
rnotion ?o consider the bills'on the private
Calendar: but when Mr. Bunn (dem., N. C),
made the motion, the house refused to agree
to it. and after routine matters had been dis?
posed of the time was given to the bill to au- j
thorize a settlement of the claims of the state j
of Florida (about 1630.000) on account or the
services of certain troops not mustered into
the service of the United States in the Indian
war of lWitl-S. No action whs taken on the
\S"ABHlN?TCNi July TO? Nothing of impor- '
taneo was transacted in either branch of con- |
press Saturday. -The democratic conferees on
the tariff bill/excepting Voorhees. who Is sick,
met Saturday and talked the situation over for I
ri wh'd?- TUe four house conferees afterward ]
consulted. It was. a sad meet !ng. Thoy bad io
decide what to do. cither to surrender or defeat |
all tariff legislation. The al crnative was not }
'pleasing. I hcy fretted and worried for some :
time and. adjourned. They discussed the sad j
state of things Sunday, and'probably will be ;
ready on Monday to agree to accept the senate j
rates-on sugar, iron. coal, lead and other arti- ;
cles pn .which the senate ldsists. The cotton,
wool and steel schedules may be amended a |
Httlo. They are tow-important to many domo- j
cratie senators to be much amended without f
killing the hill. ..>.
Battcrshail la in Canada.
. TORONTO, Ont., July* 30.? Sandford j
It. JJatUJC?h^ll. wbose name has been j
r-re/'ueiitly. printed this week in con- j
ne'etion vmli the investigation pf sugar
trust,'infltffctoces by a Senate committee
?at Washington, has been here for some j
time, but^bas left for-Ho mil ton.
. Just Kurned tho Money, i \
? Zanesville, . O.,. July :?).?The resi-j
dence of Mrs. James Tarnbautfh was j
destroyed by fire, and she narrowly
escaped beinpr burned to death. Sir
hundred dollars in money was con?
sumed with the building.
. Congress vf iis. Adjotirn Soon.
Waswvs.t?x. -hil.v 27.?Senator Alii-I
son said X\\nm &j "it the tariflf
. bill is defvted confess will be able to
1 adjourn within ten M$& If. however, j
a t:>Vit'i: bi'.r is to be passed con?rress
hao not pl.ij vtvrn before" two weeks |
{vom next Monday; or even later." ?
I Ooep the Tariff Bill?Republicans Defeated
j *n Their Efforts to Amend- the 8agar
Washington, July 28.?The tariff bill
i was sent back from the senate to con
! fcrence Friday after three exciting" roll
. calls, which resulted, in a tie vote each
time.* Popular interest will now cen?
ter upon the question of what is to ho
come of the bill.
The .republicans were defeated Fri?
day in their effort to amend the sugar
schedule by the desertion of ?Senator
Stewart? who, although present, with?
held Ms vote. Senators Allen, Kyle,
and Peffer voted with the republicans,'
and. Senator Irby was paired on the
same;side with Senator Smith, of New
Jersey. Senator Vilas, who withdrew j
his original motion to strike, out the j
differential at the command of Presi- j
dent Cleveland, voted with the demo?
With the bill In conference Mr. A1- j
drich was certain that it was nearer j
defeat than it ever had been. He rea- j
soned,that the .disagreement between ,
the two houses was almost certain. J
Whatever the president directed Speak
er Crisp and Chairman Wilson would \
carry out to the best of their ability.
The will of the president, according to J
Mr. Aldrich, would be expressed j
through the house conferees, and no j
action, could be taken on the bill in the i
house that Speaker Crisp opposed.
The reptiblican leader was not in any
better frame of mind than Senator!
Jones, of Arkansas, who led the demo-1
crats. Mr. Jones, when asked what j
he thought of the day's work, answered j
that he felt like the colored preacher j
who had passed his hat twice through j
'the congregation without getting a j
cent, and who remarked, when the hat I
was returned to him, that he was
mighty glad to get it back.
Senator Jones said there was no
doubt in his mind that an agreement
would soon be reached in conference,
and that the tariff bill would be passed.
The conferees, he stated, would not
meet until Monday. The intervening
time would be consumed in informal
meetings of the democratic members to
try to reach some conclusion before the |
regular meeting.
Whether the senate or house would j
yield. Senator Jones, with great frank- J
ness, confessed he did not know, but i
he seemed to be certain that the report j
from< the conference might be expect- ]
ed the day after it met. In fact, Sen-1
ator Jones said he would not be sur?
prised at an immediate report of un
agreement between the conferees, ow?
ing to the progress which he expected
would be mude in the informal discus?
sions Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Warner, the democratic member j
from New York, was the most cnthus- j
iastic man at the capitoi, He declared j
that the house conferees would neyer i
yield in their demand for free sugar. I
Even should the senate-surrender the
differential duty on refined sugar, that
would not be satisfactor}' to the house,
because, as Senator Cattery had let the
country know, the trust would get
more protection under the ad valorem
"If the conferees hold on to the house
position on sugar there would not be a
dozen votes in the house against their
^udghient," said Mr. Warner. "and with
this clearly understood by such inert as
Messrs. Wilson and Turner, they will
never think of surrendering."
From these interviews it will be F.ben
what a wide difference of opinion tliere
is tn Washington among public men.
The democrats are so much at sea that
a caucus of the house majority is to be
called as early as possible for the con?
sideration of the tariff problem:
Telegraph Company*? Liability.
Jackson, Miss., July 28.?In the case
of Shingeleur & Co. vs. The Western
Union Telegraph Co., where the former
sued the latter for &if>0 damages for
fiubstituting the word "alibi" for
"alike." thereby causing a loss to the
plaintiffs of that amount. .Indgc Chris
man Friday decided in favor of the
telegraph company, on the ground that
it could not be held accountable for a
loss in a cipher message, the impor?
tance of which it had no opportunity
of knowing.
The Pullmans Must Start Up.
Chicago, July 28.?Mayor Hopkins
said' Friday that if the Pullman works
are not started within the next few
days he will withdraw the militia. The
mayor informed Vice President Wiekes
of the Pullman.<C]o. of his decision, and
the latter will decide at once on a date
for resuming work. It is thought the
works will be started next Monday,
and that the troops will be withdrawn
the middle of next week if no disturb?
ance occurs._
J. E. T. Howden Horsewhipped-.
Jacksonville, Flo.,, July 28.?J. E.
T. Howden, who achieved notoriety as
the rnanager of the Duval Athletic
club, which organization pulled off'the
Corbctf:^Iitchell fight last February,
w*as badly horsewhipped Friday. Bow
den's assailant was one Hrunson, a
Pu.Hnvttn car conductor, and the cause
was an alleged insult to Mrs. Hrunson.
Bowden denies that he insulted Mrs.
Strike Commission to Or~:-.ni/e.
Washington. July '23.?Carroll D.
Wright, commissioner of labor and ex
ofiBcio chairman of the strike commis?
sion, has called a meeting of the com?
mission, to be held in this city on Mon?
day next, for the purpose of organiza?
tion and conference. . The commis?
sioner is anxious to get to work, and
the commission will begin its labors
without delay.
Hanged After All,
St.-Louis/ July 28.?William Henry
Duncan, aged 2."), was hanged in the
hallway connecting the jail and court?
yard, In Clayton, St. Louis county, at
6:28 o'clock Friday morning. The rope
was fastened to an! iron fing- in the
ceiling and the trap opened like a- pair
of double doors by tho pulling of a
bolt. ,liis crime was the murder of Po?
lice Officer James Brady, ct Charles
Stark? saloon; 715 North Eleventh
btreet, on the night of October 0, 1890.
Duncan bad been sentenced to death
seven different times, but each time in?
fluence was brought to bear on the
sourt or governor.
Prolo ir:=?-i War Pmliot-'d.
!',;:T.!.rx. JnlV r-n ?-'!''>.? e-msen^us ol
official opinion i- that a ??r- -.i. e.i v. ,r
is at hand, ftttd h .? ? f\\
,*o restore p":?e?' vVi?1 *tt;J ?"
f!".*f Opi.i'mO ? ?:. ?
quahucd w:r"e ' ?
< The Loss Placed at One Million and a
Half Dollars.
The Insnraxtre Probably Half That Atnowrt
?Most Terrible of All, Sixteen Peroans
U novm to Have Jleen Burned or -
Drowned?A Terrible Disaster.
i PTTrLLrrs, Wis., July 30.?AH that 1*
' known of a certainty, forty-eight honra
after the destruction of this town, jq?
; garding the loss of human life in tha
flaming: sea. is that sixteen persons per?
? ished by fire and water in the burn Soy
i of the raft on which they sought an ee?
cape from the flames.
The charred bodies of many victime
are expected to be found in the debris
of the big lumber yard, near the. bridge
which burned over the bayon. Womwi
and children- fled there when tha
bridge fell under the iiery wave. It it
certain that several women.and chl"r?
dren, who were crossing the bridga
when it burned, perished in the naming*'
A semblance of order was created oat
of the smoking chaos Sunday morning;
on the arrival of Oov. Peck and his staff,
and relief parties with provisions from
Marshfield and Stevens Point. The
carloads of food were welcomed more
than the visitors. All except 37 of the
buildings are in ashes.
At.daybroak Sunday morning a dense
6moke covered an area of forest one
hundred miles square. More than 2,500
persons hastened to the forests and to
the villages near by. Tho smoke was
so dense that the headlight of a loco
motive could not be seen fifty feet
As soon as he arrived Gov. Peck
called his staff together and directed
the work of unloading the provision*
There were several carloads of food,
and a warehouse was opened in one of
the few buildings that are left stand?
ing in the town.
Through the dense smoke Gov. Peck
made his way and found two heavy
walls that marked the place where tha
two banks had stood. It was learned
that the vaults of the bunks contained
?52,000, and (iov. Peck immediately
swore in a dozen men to guard tha
The loss by the conflagration in Itfi
entirety is difficult to estimate. Oat
of eight hundred buildings in the town
only thirty-seven remain. B. W. Davis,
of the Davis Lumber Co., estimates the
total loss at ?1,500,000, scarcely half
covered by insurance.
The Davis Lumber Co. lost *?500,000;
fully insured. The next highest loan
is that of the Fayette-Shaw Tannery
Co., operating one of the largest tan?
neries in the United States. Tha
tanner}' was destroyed with stock, ag?
gregating a loss of over ?200,0001 The
Blatz Brewing Co., of Milwaukee, had
a distributing depot here, which was
destroyed with a loss of 93,000.
There is no way of estimating tho
number of lives lost in the fire, and
even after forty-eight hours have
passed no one can be found who ven?
tures an opinion. When the people
fled before the wave of fire* they be?
came separated and can give no ac?
count of each other. It is known that
sixteen persons perished on the raft
that burned in the bayou.
A bridge or trestle crossed the bayou,
and when the supports of this bridge
were burned away it fell. Women and
eoHdrec were crossing at the time, and
some must have perished. The charred
body of Anton Flentzer can be seen In
the wreck of a brick chimney. The
man was attempting to carry his trunk
from a burning dwelling whcrJ tha
chimnev fell on him, crushing out his
As the fire swept toward the bridge
a number of children were seen to take
refuge in the big lumber yard. Their
cries were heard by others who lied
toward the water; but the children
have never been found. Of the six?
teen persons who lost their lives on
the raft that burned in the bayon,
eight are yet in the water.
The bodj* of Frank Cliss, the machin?
ist, was found under a pile of driftwood
at noon Sunday. The bodies of hia
wife and children were recovered after?
ward. Dynamite was exploded all day
in the bayou, and a number of bodies
were raised by this means. Jim Lock's
body was brought to the surface., He
was the butcher who was drowned
with his child in his arms.
The story of the launching of this ill
fated raft ha.s never been told. The
only man who tells a comprehensive
narrative of the horror is Joseph Bol?
le.*?., a lumberman, lie was standing
near a boathouse when a number of
women and children came toward him.
There were three or four men follow?
ing. They went to the. raft and at?
tempted to push it from the shore,
when it caught fire. Some jumped
into small boats and others remained
on the raft. ATI perished, as the boats
were overloaded and sunk. The raft
horned to the water's ftlgei! The local
relief committee has issued a statement
to, the public, thanking the generous
citizens of the stak; for tboir liberal
contributions. |
Doith to j.u. t
Washington, July 2.s. -There is a
strong probability that Senator Hoar's
ironclad anti-lottery bill, which passed
the senate, will become a law if its
supporters, can secure recognition for it
this session, The bill ih now in the
hands of a sub-committee, composed of
Representatives Broderick, of Kansas,
Bailey, of Texas, and Good: ight of Ken?
tucky, who will endeavor to report it
to the judiciary committee Saturday.
It applies to express companies as'wcll
as to the mails, and rankes it criminal
for any one to cans;* ic':H?ry tickets to
be brought inlo the Cited States.
Falle:! rttend*?i?t '**, ? * "?-?-?om.
SAVAXXAH. G . <lvi>' ~~ a ? ? ?'eix
n-.;?.no, hitt>wn < < incr
eh tut. who f: ::; ? !ew o-.-.s aj >k
s? ? :: ??>? ... . ;?} l ? unf.g is
Spanish Stmit-gtlnjr TV? ach. Selreti.
AncJ.oiM ?A! i;on, Fla.. J\i\y Tho
United States revenue cutter MeLano
steamed into the bey Friday, to the
dismay of eight Spanish bmuirglhig*'
schooners which were at anchor ami
trading with vessels of a sponge ?cefc.
The captain of the Mo Lane seized them
all, and, with a roan on l>oord of each,
h conveying the smugglers to the
quarantine station at Mut Jett Key. -

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