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Weather for Today—
Fair and Warmer,
Grant's Cuban Proclamation.
Troops Called Out at Frankfort.
France Blocks England's Plans.
N. I*. Reorganization Plan.
Death of Editor Carl Yen linn sen.
A Clapp-McGill Deal.
Rev. McKinley Modifies Ills Remark*)
Minneapolis Matters.
Flames in an Apartment House.
Kansas City P. M. Commits Suicide.
PAGE 4. ,
Message on Cuba Predicted.
Herbert Booth Recalled.
Pessimistic Views of Trade.
Sugar Making in Vermont.
Farm and Household.
People's Wants.
Markets of the World*
War on Dives Not Over.
Met— Adventures of Miss Brawn, 8.1."
Grand— Twentieth Century Girl, 8.13.
HAVRE, March 13.— Arrived: La Bretagne,
New York.
NEW YORK— Arrived: La Touraine.Havre; j
Palatia, Hamburg.
In passing.the inquiry might be made
Why does St. John Boyle?
In the meantime Shelby M. Cullom
doesn't feel as well as he looks.
The great Lenten secret is out of the
bag. The new Easter bonnet is a poke.
Tomorrow will be positively the only
appearance of the 17th of March this
Olga Nethersole will try her enthusi
astic kiss on Chicago this week. Gently,
The undertakers will strike it about
right if they gather in St. Louis about
June 18.
In playing chess, as in yachting and
fighting, America leads John Bull by a
lap or two.
The first name of Wolf Hoffman, the
New York man who married seven
women, fits him with startling nicety.
When Brooklyn becomes legally a
part of Greater New York it will not
have to cross the big bridge to get
King Menelek, of Abyssinia, has a
strong arm. Col. Comiskey might send
for him and use him in his pitching
Where is this bicycle craze to end?
A Chicago woman has invented a skirt
which can be changed into bloomers in
two minutes.
Probably Gov. Morton will not care
to be put off at Buffalo. One of the
congressional districts of that town
has gone for McKinley.
The general public has not yet begun
to shed tears over the fact that the
poolrooms of several cities were beaten
out of some $50,000 on Saturday.
The horse ought to nail a horseshoe
over his door. Some heartless wretch
has invented a horseless sleigh that
will run on snow, ice and even water.
The Southern delegate may cut no
ice, but turn your lorgnette on the
swath he cuts at the St. Louis con
vention on Cushman K. Davis' birth
March has less friends than any
other month of the year, and it has a
way of showing that it little deserves
the little affection that is bestowed
upon it.
Now that it is probable that the
Democratic postmaster of St. Paul will
be named on All Fools' day, perhaps
most of the candidates for the place
- Will withdraw.
South Dakota announces Its willing
ness to send Pettigrew to St. Louis, but
will express doubt of his ability to act
as a free agent by binding him up with
instructions for McKinley.
A Wisconsin woman has fallen heir
to a fortune of $8,000,000. -However,
this falling heir nowadays often means
only heirship to assessments .without
number. Ask the Anneke Jans heirs.
Chicago dealers In liquid refresh
ments are trying to introduce a plan
of selling beer by weight. Somebody
could get rich selling . Chicago river
water on the same plan if he could
find buyers.
It has been discovered that the heart
of an Ohio convict, is on his right
Side. At that. . the matter should
have caused.no surprise, as his actions
clearly indicated that it was on the
wrong side.
.Our astronomers may as well go off
on a fishing excursion with the weather
clerk. Their calculations won't do.
Perrine's comet, scheduled to brush us
with its tail, missed us by a trifle over
60,000,000 miles.
The empress of Russia will appear
at her coronation in a $200,000 gown.
What a lot of good she could have
done with that money if she had in
vested it in potatoes, rice and sugar
for the poor of the czar's domain.
Receives Thanks- for Preventing, a
Blunder— lnteresting Bits of
Cabinet History.
ALBANY, N. V., March During
the debate on the Cuban question in
the United States senate many al
lusions were made by both Senator
Sherman and Senator Hill as to the at
titude of President Grant and the
then secretary of state, Hamilton Fish.
Senator Sehrman declared that there
was a conflict of opinion over Cuban
affairs between the predsident and his
secretary of state. The speaker of the
assembly, Hamilton Fish, son of the
late secretary, is in possession of in
formation upon this subject, contained
in the diaries kept by his father, that
is of great importance in the contro
versy. On the authority of these
diaries, it is shown that President
Grant had at one time, under the cir
cumstances of a pending negotiation at
Madrid, been Inclined to recognize the
belligerency of Cuba; but on June 13,
1870, the opinion of the president and
Senator Sherman declared that there
were no facts to justify the declaration
of belligerency, and that the satisfac
tion of the president with the Cuban
affairs between the president and his
effects upon the country and the Re
publican party, found'expression a few
weeks later in thanks to the secretary
of state for whatever share in it may
have been due to his wisdom and judg
During his eight years' service in the
state department Mr. Fish kept, chiefly
as a reference record for his own eyes,
a diary in his own handwriting con
taining minutes of important trans
actions; of his conversations with the
president, members of the cabinet,
senators and other leading public men
in regard to the more prominent of the
foreign questions with which he had
to deal. From May 31 to June 13, 1870,
the date of President Grant's special
message to congress on Cuban belliger
ency, the entries in the diary are many
and very full, in regard to the origin,
preparation, discussions in cabinet, and
final completion of the special mes
sage. Some of these entries have a
in the light of recent events. Under i
date of Feb. 19, 1870, there is a sug- j
gestion of a rift in the unity of the !
Republican party in defense of that
policy, respecting foreign affairs, which
policy the president had announced in
his annual message of the previous
December. The entry is as follows:
Called this morning (by appointment) to see
Senator John Sherman on the subject of the :
unit of coinage. After conversing on that
question, I referred to his resolution Introduced
in the senate and his speech in favor of recog
nizing the belligerency of Cuba, and asked if
ho had recently examined the treaty with
Spain of 1795. He said he had not; was not
aware of the existence of such a treaty. I re
ferred to its provisions, and to the probable
consequences of the exercise by Spain of the
right of visit (or of search); thought our people !
would not submit to it. and that the conse
quences would soon develop In war; said that
fighting was not belligerency; there is fighting
but no belligerency in Cuba; there is no gov
ernment of the insurrectionary party; no po- !
litical organization, etc. He admitted that he '
had not examined the subject closely, but said
there is a good deal of excitement in the coun
try on the subject. Advised him in connection
with the passage of his resolution of belliger
ency, to prepare bills for the increase of the
public debt and to meet the increased appro- ;
priation which will be necessary for the army,
navy, etc.
An evident solicitude among Re- i
publicans, lest the party, in the pres- !
ence of the approaching autumn elec- I
tion, should be divided on the Cuban
question by reason of representations j
to the country in regard to the presi- i
dent's real attitude, is indicated on
June 10 by this entry:
Judge Orth and Gen. Butler called in the
evening to urge the sending of a message by
the president on the question of Cuban bellig
erency. Orth says the vote will be close.
Banks will make the closing speech; but there
are some twenty or thirty quiet members who
may be divided by his speech, .but would not
go against the president's views.
On June- 12 there Is this entry:
Stay at home and prepare a message on the
Cuban belligerency question, to be submitted
for the president's consideration, in case he
agreed to send one. He has not yet returned
from his fishing excursion.
Of the discussion in the cabinet on
the 13th, the day on which the special
message was sent to congress, the
diary says:
It was generally admitted that if war is to
be resorted to, it should be a direct declara
tion-, and not by embarrassing Spain by a
declaration of belligerency; agrees unanimous
ly that no condition of facts exists to justify
belligerency. Finally, the president amends
his sentences by referring, in general terms,
to seizures on the high seas, embargoes of
property, and personal outrages. Robson adds
the concluding sentences, claiming that the
question of belligerency is distinct from those
questions of wrong which are being pressed
for indemnification, and, if not satisfied, they
will be made the subject of a future message.
And thus it is agreed that the message shall
be sent In.
: Speaker Fish said the original draft
of the message, with its many inter- I
lineations, is all in Mr. Fish's own i
hand. The message sent to congress !
and printed as Ex. Doc. 99 is verbatim j
as in that draft, down to the following
paragraph near the end:
There is no de facto government in the I
island of Cuba sufficient to execute law and
maintain just relations with other nations. !
Spain has not been able to suppress the oppo
sition to Spanish rule on the Island, nor to j
award speedy justice to other nations, or
citizens of other nations, when" their rights
have been invaded.
These two sentences were written and
inserted by the president; the next two
were written in cabinet on the presi
dent's suggestion, and added by the
secretary of state; the last, and con
cluding three, were written and added
in cabinet by the secretary of the
navy. Speaker Fish then showed ex
tracts to demonstrate that the policy
of the administration on this matter
of Cuba appears to have been adopted
by the Republican party in the decisive
vote in the house of representatives on
the pending resolution suggesting- bel
ligerent recognition, and the state de
partment was -free to pursue its Ala
bama negotiations.
Senator Cameron, in the recent mi
nority report of the senate committee
on foreign affairs, alluded to a ru
mor of a belligerency proclamation
having been signed by President Grant.
It is true that in the summer of 1869,
and while the proffer of mediation
suggested to the president by Paul S.
Forbes as coming from Gen. Prim,
was pending at Madrid, the state de
partment had, on request of the pres
ident, prepared a draft of a proclama
tion of belligerency. Some time after
the president signed It, went on a jour
ney to the West, and on the way wrote
the following letter:
Kane, Pa., Aug. 14, 1869.— Hamilton
Fish; Secretary of State— Dear Sir: On reflec
tion 1 think it advisable to complete the neu
trality proclamation which I signed before
leaving Washington, and to issue it if Gen.
Sickles has not received an entirely satisfac
tory reply to his proposition to mediate be
tween Spain and the Cubans; in fact, I am
not clearly satisfied that we would not be
justified In intimating to Spain that we would
look with some alarm upon her proposition to
send 20,000 more troops to Cuba to put down,
as Americans believe, the right of self-gov
ernment on this continent. Not that Spain
has not a perfect right to prosecute as vig
orous a war as she pleases upon her own soil,
observing the rules of civilized warfare, but
that (he fights of our citizens have been so
wantonly Invaded by Spanish troops, or vol
unteers, that such a course would arouse the
sympathies of our citizens in favor of the
Cubans to such a degree as to require all our
vigilance to prevent them from giving ma
terial aid. ; The question might well be asked
whether Spain would not be weaker with 20,
--000 more troops in Cuba; and also by us,
whether we would be justified by our own
people to let them do so without at least put
ting the Cubans upon the same footing with
their adversaries first. Except the issuing
of the proclamation, I do not give this as in
struction, but as something to think of,
whether It is not sound. If deemed so, the
policy of acting upon It will be discussed
afterwards. I will be in New York city on
Thursday next, on my way to Newport; will
be at Mr. Corbln's a few hours before sailing.
Yours truly, * — U. S. Grant.
On the 10th of July, 1870, in a conver
sation in which Mr. Fish had ex
pressed to the president his desire to
retire from the office, which he had
accepted on the understanding that he
was to hold it only till the president
could perfect plans in regard to it.
Mr. Fish was strongly urged by the
president to remain through his term,
and assured him that his. course was
not only entirely satisfactory to him,
but gave satisfaction and confidence
to the country. These are the words
of the diary upon the subject:
The president said, "without referring to
other instances — on two important occasions
at least, your steadiness and wisdom have
kept me from mistakes into which I should
have fallen. On one of these occasions you
led me against my judgment at the time;
you almost forced me, in the matter of. sign
ing the Cuban message. I now see how
right you were, and I desire most sincerely
to thank you. The message was right and
the whole country acquiesces in It."
He repeated that he wished to thank me
especially for these two occasions. They
were: One. preventing the issuing, last Au
gust and September, of the proclamation of
Cuban belligerency which he had signed, and
which he wrote me a note Instructing me to
sign (which I did) and to issue (which I did
not) and, second, the Cuban message of June
Miss Rnrfon's Expedition Ready to
Leave for the Interior.
NEW YORK, March 15.— follow
ing are extracts from a report by mail
from Miss Clara Barton to the Ameri
can National Red Cross here. The re
port is dated Constantinople, Feb 25.
Miss Barton says:
Immediately on our arrival here Judge Ter
rell lost no time in notifying the Turkish
government and asking an audience for me
with the foreign minister. This was granted
and held on the 18th., We were informed that
the permit was granted for my party to
enter into the Interior to afford relief to the
suffering people there, and that no obstruc
tion would be put in our way. Mr. Terrell
at once cabled the information to Mr. Olney,
but the permit or papers are to be signed by
the sultan. This Is the time of the great
fast of Ramazan, during which no work but
the ordinary labor is supposed to be done,
and the papers have thus waited until now.
Minister Terrell yesterday demanded, through
the Russian ambassador, that the papers be
attended to, and he waits In much certainty
for favorable action immediately.
Since the date of this letter cable
dispatches have announced the signing
of the papers by the sultan and the is
suance of the necessary permits and
passports. The report continues:
Meanwhile, we are not losing a moment's
time. Dreadful news comes in from the bat
tlefield of Zeitoup. It has not failed to reach
you, for it went to the press. Sir Philip
Currle has asked that I send relief to Zeitoun,
and we are getting our supplies ready for
shipment, via Alexandretta. Our agents are
today purchasing supplies to be taken by car
avan from Alexandretta. There arc always de
lays of boats, only about one week going over,
and the voyage across occupies a week. Our
dragomen are ready. The Turkish guard will
be provided, and Dr. Hubbell will lead the
first detachment up Into the snows and moun
tains to hunger, nakedness, small-pox and
We find supplies as cheap here as at home,
some even cheaper. It Is said that food, such
as grain, flour, etc., can be found all through
the interior, therefore we shall not have to
transport that. Dr. Hubbell will see what
need there is for seed and other materials
for helping the destitute people to raise some
Spaniards at Barcelona Attempt
Another Demonstration.
BARCELONA, March After a concert
tonight the bulk of . the audience started to
make a demonstration before the United States
consulate, but gendarmes promptly barred
their way and dispersed the crowd . before
they had reached the building. Several were
injured in the scuffle. -'.•.* :
Ex-Gov. John Ireland Dies From
Xeuralu'ia of the Heart.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 15.— Ex-Gov.
John Ireland, of Sequin, died here today ot
neuralgia of the heart. He served in the
Confederate army, and after the war served
in the legislature, on the supreme bench
and two terms as governor, as a Democrat.
Mafia W«a After Him.
TOLEDO, 0., March 15.— A shooting affray
took place early this morning in the Italian
quarters of the city, and as a result Louis
Massa lies at the point of death at the hos
pital. Massa, who was drunk, entered the so
loon of a countryman and created a disturb
ance. He refused to leave the place when or
dered to do -so, and Dlcella, the proprietor,
shot him. the ball entering just below the
heart. Dlcella was arrested and for the bal
ance: of the night a riot was imminent In
that quarter .of -the city. The police finally
quieted the Italians and took Dlcella to the
police station where he is held without ball,
as the officials fear his life will be taken by
the angered Italians.
Williams Will Be Bishop.
MARQUETTE, Mich., March Dean G.
Mott Williams, today, announced in St. Paul's
Episcopal church that he had accepted the
bishhoprlc of Marquette Episcopal diocese, and
that he yesterday sent a letter to Bishop Wil
liams, of Conneticut, containing his formal ac
ceptance. Doubt existed as to Dean Williams'
course, owing to charges brought against nlm.
He will be consecrated three weeks hence.
Turned the Gas on nnd Died.
TOLEDO, 0., March 15.— Nicholas Mandel,
an employee of the Buckeye Brewing com
pany, was found dead In his room today. He
retired late last evening and threw his neck
tie over the gas jet and in some manner turn
ed on the gas and death resulted from as
phyxiation. He was fourty-two years of age
and unmarried. . •■•-- . -*-*'•.■".-
T*n*o Were Cremated.
GENEVA, 0., March 15.— Two Italians,
father and son, section hands on the Lake
Shore, were burned to death last night. The
little house in which they lived caught fire
and the two occupants had not time to es
cape. -.-.*•'-
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Developments Prove That Supposed
Rapprochement With France
j Did Not Occur.
CARIO, March 15.— The Egyptian
council yesterday stated that Lord
Cromer, the British ;? agent, had an
nounced that a thousand British troops
drafted at European stations were com
ing here directly to take part in the
advance upon Dongola.
It is reported that France, as a guar
anteeing power to the Egyptian bond
holders, will refuse her consent to the
cost of the campaign, _ which is esti
mated at 2,000,000 pounds, being charg
ed to the Egyptian budget. In support
of this decision it is alleged from
French sources that no movement
exists in the Soudan"; warranting . such
a campaign and that, on the contrary,
the Khalifa Abdullah! has lost all his
authority and has withdrawn his loyal
adherents from the Cassala district,;
himself fearing assassination.
Events Disprove Any Rapproche
ment "With- France.
LONDON, March 15.— 1n connection
with the opening of the Egyptian ques
tion it is authoritatively stated that
the British government consulted and
obtained the approval of a majority
of the powers before * deciding upon
the advance on Dongola. This makes
the new. Soudan 'campaign of far
reaching political importance in its
bearing upon Great* Britain's relations
with the European powers. '.-Vy
That the disclosure by recent events
of Great Britain's complete and friend
less isolation in the community of na
tions has given a shock and a feeling
of uneasiness to the responsible states
manship of Great. Britain has been
frankly admitted by British statesmen
themselves. That England's diplomacy
has been busy with efforts to make
some inroads into' the Universal hostile
array •of nations has been generally
understood. •- When the terms of the
settlement of '.the* dispute over the
boundaries between the possessions on
the Mekong, in Indo-China, of Great
Britain and France ere .made known,
the world expressed its wonder at the
substantial concessions made by Great
Britain, and the opinion was generally
held, that Great Britain sought to se
cure an entente with France as a con
sideration for these concessions.
Many commentators professed to see
confirmation of this opinion in the sug
gestion offered by the sultan a little
later to Lord Salisbury that England
should regularize the situation in
Egypt. It was suggested that the sul
tan's suggestion was suggested by
Great Britain itself, in order to open up
a course for the evacuation of Egypt
thus removing the principal cause of
irritation between Great Britain and
France. )•. y •
The announcement of the new Sou
dan campaign is clear and convinc
ing evidence that there is to be no rap
prochement between Great Britain
and France.. If further evidence were
needed of this, it was seen in the pro
longed visit on Friday to the foreign of
fice of Baron de Courcel, the French
ambassador in London, and his subse
quent departure in person for Paris
to impart the result of his interview
to the French cabinet. Corroboration
of France's opposition to the proposed
Soudan campaign is found in the dis
patch from Cairo, naming as the ex
plicit grounds of her opposition, that
no movement in the Soudan exists war
ranting such a campaign, and that the
Khalifa Abdullah!, the successor of the
late mahdi, Mohammed Ahmed, and
military chief under, him in the former
war, has lost all his authority, and
has. withdrawn his loyal adherents
from the Cassala- district.
The advance upon Dongola was de
cided upon by the British government
with a view to the favorable effect it
would, have upon the Italian situation
in Abyssinia, as was stated by the
Times, the organ of the British cabi
net, in connection 'with its announce
ment of the Soudan campaign. Almost
simultaneously with this announcement
comes the news of .the visit of Count
Goluchowski, the ."..;■ Austro-Hungarian
prime minister, to Berlin, and the state
ment that the dreibund is to remain
intact, and that the German govern
ment's irritable attitude towards Great
Britain, as manifested. over the Trans
vaal episode, has been mollified through
the exertions of Count Goluchowski.
The question of,, the. hour in Euro
pean politics is whether Great Britain
has thrown in' her. fortunes with the
dreibund, as against' France and Rus
sia. The statement 'which has been
promised for tomorrow in the house of
commons of the purpose of the pro
posed advance tip the Nile, by
George N. Curzon, the parliamentary
secretary of the foreign office, is looked
for with keen interest, in the hope
that it may disclose. something of the
shifting of international; relations now
being adjusted in ' Eiirope.
Crlspl Ordered; j Negotiations for
Pence -Withy Menellk.
ROME, March 15.— The Italic states
that the Crispi ministry* authorized
Gen. Baldissera. to J negotiate a peace
with Menelik after the defeat of Ad
owa. The Messagero says: that Gen.
Baldissera, on leaving Rome, had au
thority to I evacuate | Cassala, Agorat
and Adigrat. The latest news from
the front in Africa is that the main
body of dervishes' is" advancing upon
Cassala. : j/* ' ;' £
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Heavy Snow Full Over the State
OMAHA, Neb., March ? 15.— forty hours
snow has been falling In Nebraska. No sec
tion has been neglected, though in the west
ern counties it has ; been -heaviest. It aver
ages from five to. twenty inches in depth. It
is generally pronounced' one of the finest
snow falls of years in this state. In addition
to being timely, no drifts are reported and
mild weather prevail* throughout the state.
It began to snow lightly in * Northwestern
Nebraska early FridAy morning, and the
storm rapidly swept >aftward. increasing in
volume as it advance!, until the fall of snow
was so great that the' whole sky was ob
i scured for hour*:. It fcnowed until this morn
ing. Railroad trains-fere eli-htly delayed.
Ugly Rumors of Action Today Afloat
—Excitement at a Critical
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 15.— Gov.
Bradley ordered out all three of the
regiments of -,' the ;] Kentucky state
guards. The McCreary guards were
ordered out at 9:15 o'clock tonight and
took possession of the state house. The
First regiment, of Louisville.will arrive
here on a special train at 9a. m. The
state capitol will be very strongly
guarded when the legislature meets to
Democrats are threatening to im
peach Gov. Bradley for his orders to
the sheriff. Sergeant-at-Arms Somers
says he will have as his assistants in
the joint assembly tomorrow *Ghinn;
Williams and Lillard. . : z'; - : -; .<•
Excitement tonight Is very high.
Poor, the Populist, has pledged the Re
publicans to vote for Boyle tomorrow;
and if he does Boyle is likely to be
elected. yy
Gov. Bradley, in an interview at mid
night said, in explanation of .his. ac
tion, that the presiding officers of both
houses had called on him for protection
and that he had called on the mayor
to give it. ? He learned afterwards
from the sheriff that the mayor's po
lice had been insufficient, and had done
nothing to remove the disturbing ele
On Saturday, March 14, the presiding
officers of the two houses, along with
others, had made affidavits that armed
desperadoes had intimidated members
of the legislature, and that some of
them had assaulted a senator and re
fused to let him leave the chamber;
that a portion of them, claiming to be
deputies of the sergeant-at-arms of
the joint assembly, forcibly prevented,
on the 14th of March, the doorkeeper
of the "house of representatives from
doing his duty. They interfered with
the proceedings of the joint assembly,
and permitted outsiders to continue
their intimidations, and also permitted
numerous other persons, who were
armed, to occupy the senate^ chamber
and cloak rooms, of the two houses
during the joint session "of the afore
said assembly, and that : said authori
ties were powerless, overawed or un
willing to act, and t unless I interfere
to protect the general assembly, legis
lative action would be ■prevented, riot
and bloodshed would follow, and the
security 'of the lives of citizens and
officers of the commonwealth required
action on my part. Under these cir
cumstances I felt that I could not al
low such a state of things to continue,
and I called out the state guard.
Excitement -tannins Hi«h in Frank
FRANKFORT, Ky., March 15.— The
riot bell rang from the fire engine
houses at 11 o'clock tonight, and at
the same moment Gov. Bradley order
ed out the militia. Ten minutes later
the McCreary guards, fifty-two strong,
Capt. Noel Games, were in possession
of the state house, and martial law
was proclaimed. Until today Gov.
Bradley had persistently refused to
call out the militia, though urged to
The Easter bonnet has arrived, an J St Is a
poke. The fair heads of the women will
be crowned with large pokes, small pokes and
nvedium-sized pokes. Our swell matrons,
maids and little girls will be the prototypes
of the fashionables of fifty years ago. * As
yet pokes have not been seen to any great
extent in Chicago. They made their first
reappearance In this country at the recent
New York horse show, but they were not worn
during the late- winter except. by a few ultra
fashionables. ; y:-; •'- •-. .-
The shapes of the pokes of today arc the
same that they were fifty years ago, but the
trimming is altogether different. Our grand
mothers' pokes had a simple embellishment of
a little " flat bow 'at the back of the crown
and one on the brim. Now and then a band
or two of ribbon encircled the crowns, but
they were never .trimmed with feathers, flow
ers or large bows. Extreme, trimmings of all
kinds are features of the Easter poke. Sev
eral times during the last decade an effort has
been made by the designers; of hats to in
troduce poke bonnets, but whereas the women
admired them they were afraid to wear them.
Many women declare . that tho old-fashioned
poke will make even .a pretty . woman ! look
ugly; others assert that even a plain dame Is
ravishing in them. * Be that as It may, poke,
bonnets are to be tho smart thing this spring,
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do so -by citizens irrespective of party.
The Blackburn leaders, he was In
formed, had been preparing all day
to take forcible possession of the state
house tomorrow. Threats were made
that the senate would arrest the gov
ernor tomorrow for usurpation of au
thority in giving the instructions he
gave last night to the sheriff of Frank
lin county to clear the corridors and
cloak rooms.
All trains today brought in reinforce
ments for the men bent on mischief
tomorrow. It was only at the last mo
ment, when the presence of these
crowds presaged, serious danger, that"
the governor yielded to repeated re
quests of orderly citizens of both par
ties and called out the militia.
The sergeant-at-arms has sworn in
Jack Chirm, Jim Williams, Eph Lil
lard and other desperate men as his
deputies.: It was also reported to the
governor by numerous affidavits that
armed men had been collecting in the
capitol for two or three days with a
view to . take charge of the joint as
sembly on Monday. A company from
Lexington and the Louisville Legion,
300 strong, will arrive early in the
morning. : y .;.;-;:
j Guards surround the state house, and
permit no one' but state officers, sen
ators, representatives and others hav
ing a constitutional right, to pass.
Senator Bronston . came to the gov
ernor's, office and asked why he was
debarred from the state house, who
was the peace officer of the state, and
why the militia had been ordered out.
He then told the governor he could see
affidavits that would be filed in the
senate tomorrow. This evidently re
ferred to an effort to impeach Gov.
Bradley by the senate,. which has been
threatened all day. The excitement in
the city is great, and the streets are
full of people. No little apprehension
is felt. Six hundred armed soldiers
will be here in the morning, and it is
hoped they will be able to preserve
peace. "'.•,.
Date for the Ohio Convention,
August 15.
! CLEVELAND, 0., March 15.— The
j Pcpulist state executive committee met
here today and decided to hold the
state convention Aug. 15, either in
Springfield or Dayton. This is said to
be a defeat, for the silver men in the
party who wanted the state conven
. tion held before the national' conven
tion, so that they could get some repre
sentation at the St. Louis convention.
Now the delegates to the national con
vention will be chosen in the districts,
and it is believed the silver men will
; fare worse than if they could choose
j the delegates at the state convention.
All Solid for MeKinley.
NEW YORK, March 15.— The World tomor
row will say that it has made a poll of nearly
every state in the union, and as a result pre
dicts the nomination of William McKinley
by the St. Louis convention.
j Disclosures , Have Been . a Serious
j Blow to Hohenlohe's Government.
j BERLIN. March 15.— The Peters scandal has
done the government a .worse injury than
j anything the opposition could have devised.
I Colonial adventures have already cost the
! government a loss of 30,000,000 marks. The
! papers are now ransacking Peters' writings
j to discover instances of his boasting of his
j own brutalities. t§ One incident ■ recited that
; once his regiment was passing a heard of cat
j tie, when the herdsman politely requested him
to go around, instead of through the herd.
Peters' only answer was with his revolver,
with which he shot the herdsman dead on the
spot. It is evident, however, that the gov
j ernment has resolved to throw Peters over al
together, t -
- Mystery in the Tragedy.
TOLEDO, 0., March 15.— Dr. Charles Mass
bacher, a prominent young physician of this
city, was -found dead in his bathroom this
morning with a bullet hole in his head, and
under the most mysterious circumstances. He
was found lying in the bath tub and the re
volver was found at the farthest corner of the
room." ' His relatives are of the opinion that
he did not commit suicide, and the police
are at a loss to account for his death.
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'Branch Postofflce Burns.
CHICAGO, March 13.— The postofflce at
South Chicago, with all the mail to be de
livered Monday, office fixtures and stamps,
burned this afternoon. The loss on the build
ing and fixtures is $10,000. It is impossible to
estimate the value of the mail. An overheated
furnace caused the fire.
and every woman : who ' desires to bo well
dressed will wear one.
Both the large and the small pokes are
worn well back from the face, and they fit
close to the hair on the sides. The hair
is worn low in the neck, or twisted in a
small, loose knot midway on the head The i
pompadour effect looks well under the ex
tremely large hats. ". -•*-..
The large pokes are worn with or without
strings. Very wide strings appear on all the
small bonnets. The bonnets In all sizes are
a mass of feathers, flowers, lace, Rhinestones
aigrettes and ribbon. ■
A beautiful poke recently made for one of
our smart matrons Is of black lace straw. The
rim is ten inches from the crown in front,
and narrows down to the back. , Tho crown is '
banded with a turquoise blue ribbon ending
on one side in a graceful bow, from which
wave a number of exquisite black plumes.
At the back Is arranged a bunch of crushed
roses that rest on the mass of soft hair.
Even black satin bonnets, will be worn for
early spring. They are decorated with .lus
ters of plumes and American beauty roses.
Violets are used more than ever this season,
and they are a favorite trimming for pokes. j
It is stated by an up-to-date builder of lints ;
that many poke bonnets this season will he i
fashioned of point lace." :>-•.:-'* I
With Capital of $45,000,000, to Carry. .
Out Reorganization nnd Sup
ply Working; Capital.
NEW YORK, March 15.— reor
ganization plan of the Northern Paciflo
Railroad company has been completed,
and a circular in connection therewith
will appear in tomorrow morning's pa
pers in this city in the form of an ad
vertisement, over the signature of J. P.
Morgan & Co., of New York; Drexel
& Co., of Philadelphia, and the
Deutsche bank, of Berlin. Further de
tails regarding the plan will be given
out tomorrow. The circular, as it will
appear, proposes the creation of the
following new securities:
First— lien 100-year 4 per cent
gold bonds, $130,000,000. These bonds
are to be secured by a mortgage upon
the main line, branches," . terminals,
land grants, equipment and other prop
erty embraced in the reorganization,
as carried out, and also all other prop
erty thereafter acquired by the use of
any of the bonds to be Issued under
the mortgage or the general mortgage
hereinafter mentioned. The proceeds
of the lands applicable to these bonds,
after the retirement of. the general
first mortgage bonds, will be applied,
one half (but not ln any. one year ex
ceeding $500,000) to the purchase of the
prior hen 4. per cent bonds at not ex
ceeding 110 per cent, and their cancel
lation, and the remainder, under care
fully guarded restrictions, will be used
for the betterment and additions to the
property pledged as security for the
bonds. Whenever these bonds cannot
be purchased -at the maximum price,
the unapplied land proceeds for that
year will be. used to purchase the gen
eral lien 3 per cent bonds at not ex
ceeding 100 per cent, and their cancel
lation. . .
Second— General lien 150-year 3 per
smLS , onds ', ,imit ed in amount to
$60,000,000, in addition to reserve for
the 100-year, 4 per cent prior lien mort
gage of $130,000,000. These bonds are
to be secured' by a mortgage second
in lien to the prior lien mortgage, and
covering the same property.
Third— Preferred stock, 4 per cent
non-cumulative, limited in amount un
aaa 1 * the p , lan ' t0 not exceeding $75 000
--000, which amount can be increased
only with the consent of preferred and
common, stockholders, as provided in
the plan. Each share of this preferred
stock will be entitled to non-cumulative
preferential dividends out of the sur
plus net earnings to the extent of 4
per cent per annum, without deduction
In any fiscal year in which 4 per cent
dividends shall have been declared
on both common and preferred stock
all shares shall participate equally in
any further dividends for such year.
After the termination of y;y . * y-
the preferred stock will have the
right to elect a majority of the board
of directors of the new company when
ever for two successive quarterly peri
ods the full and regular quarterly divi
dends, at the rate of 4 per cent per
annum, are not paid in cash. The
right will be reserved to the new com
pany to retire this stock, in whole or in
part, at par. from time to time upon
any first day of January during the
next twenty years.
Fourth— Common stock to the amount
of not exceeding $80,000,000. In further
ance of the independent reorganization
and the administration of the property
and its securities, both classes of stock
of the new company (except such
as may be disposed of to qualify di
rectors) are to be vested in the follow
ing five voting trustees, viz.: J. Pier
pent Morgan, George Siemens, August
Belmont,. Johnston Livingston and
Charles Lanier, for five years, although
in their discretion the voting trustees
may deliver the stock at an earlier
The prior lien bonds are to be ap
propriated approximately as follows:
To retire an equal amount of general first
mortgage bonds, $11,879,000.' To provide for the
conversion and. so far as necessary, for the
sinking fund of the general first mortgage
bonds, $14,357,850, . For the payment of re
ceivers' certificates and equipment 'trust, and
for conversion of the collateral trust, notes
and the general second mortgage bonds, $40,
--040,350. Total present Issue under the plan
estimated at $0t1,."77J>00. Reserved to provide
at their mateurity for an equal amount of
bonds of the St: Paul & Northern Pacific rail
road company. $8,423,000. Estimated amount
to be reserved for new construction, better
ments, equipment, etc., and to the extent of
not exceeding £,500,006 per annum, 125,000,000.
Total authorized issues, .5130,000,000.
The general lien bonds are to be
appropriated approximately as follows:
For the conversion of the general third
mortgage bonds, dividend certificates and tho
consolidated mortgage and branch line bonds
under the plan of $56,000,000. Estimated
amount to bo reserved under carefully guard
ed restrictions in the mortgage for new con
struction, betterments, equipments, etc, $4,
--000,000. Total issue in excess of prior lien
bonds, estimated at 180,000,000. Reserved to
provide for the prior lien bonds at their
maturity in 100 years, $130,000,000. Maximum
amount of both mortgages, $190,000,000.
is to be appropriated approximately
as follows: • -.y
For conversion and adjustment of various
main line and branch line mortgage bonds,
and the defaulted interest thereon, and other
purposes, as provided; in the plans, $72,000,000.
Estimated amount which may be used for re
organization purposes, or may be available
a*, a treasury asset of the new company. $2.
The common stock Is to be appro
priated approximately as follows:
For purposes of reorganization, as provided
in the plan. $75,500,000. Estimated amount
which may be used for reorganization pur
poses, or may be available as a treasury asset
of the new company, $2,500,000.
The basis of exchange of existing
bonds and of sale of new stock Is as
General first mortgage bonds cash 3 per cent,
payable April 1, 1596, representing the coupon
due July 1,. ISM; new prior lien mortgage
bonds 133 per cent. General second mortgage
bonds, cash 4 per cent, payable sixty days
after the Han shall have been declared oper
ative; new prior Hen, 11$",', per cent; pre
ferred stock trust certificates, 60 per cent.
General third mortgage bonds, cash 3 per
cent, payable sixty days after the plan has
been declared operative; new general lien
mortgage bonds 11S»A per cent; preferred stock
50 per cent. Dividend certificates, cash 3 per
cent, payable sixty days after the plan has
been declared operative; new general Hen, 111
per ctnt; preferred stock 50 per cent. Consol*
; .' *■ ; -.i >nnrtgace bonds, cash \% per cent,

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