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VOL. XXXm. NO. 25.
WILMINGTON, X. C, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1900.
S1.00 PER YEAR.
f ill ill i v. y vx v rs
Long stap!tecotton sold for 1ZM cents
in Norfolk Saturday.
President Kramer leaves Pretoria for
a conference with President Steyn.
Prince Henry of Pruss'.a will soon
"Visit his granmother, Queen Victoria.
The steamer Alamo rescues the crew
from the sinking schooner Anna B.
Government receipts from the Phil
ippine islands for February amounted
No news is received from South Af
rica. Roberts is keeping his move
Sinee last April Insurance Commis
sioner Young has turned into the state
The revenue cutter returns after a
week's fruitless seach for the Spanish
There is no immediate intention of
making any changes in the military
commanders In Cuba.
Two Englishmen were attacked by
a Paris mob the day news was re
ceived of Cronje's surrender.
The Kentucky legislature appropri
ates $100,000 to be used in hunting down
the assassin of Governor Goebel.
The argument in the Kentucky gov
ernorship contest is closed. A decision
will not be rendered for several days.
A subscription is started in Paris of
a fund to purchase a sword for General
Cronje. It reached 4,000 francs in four
The Cuban delegates fail in their
protest at Washington against the ap
pointment of Majr. Sbaretti as bishop
P. S. Hill, of New York, is apponted
receiver of the Blackwell Durham To
bacco Company on application of the
The chances of the German anval
bill have grown worse of late. The
government will hardly approve the
meat bill as now constituted.
A bill to remove party emblems from
ballots is the only amendment to be
made to the Goebel election law at
this session of the legislature.
The presentation of the LaFayette
dollar to the president of France has
awakened stronger national feeling of
friendship for the United States.
An army board is appointed to look
into the purchase of the lands on Sul
livan's island recently ceded to the
federal government by the state of
The senate calls on the secretary of
war for the court-martial proceedings
in 1864 in the case of then Lieutenant
Colonel Corbin, who is now adjutant
general of the army. ,
Kentucky republicans say guns are
being sent to Londoji only for militia
companies to be organized in that
section. They deny sensational ru
mors as to their intended use.
An anonymous letter received at the
navy department from Manila says
that at the time of the wreck of the
Charleston a number of her officers
were under the influence of liquor.
With the passing away of the fear
of continental interference in South
Africa there springs up uneasiness in
England as to what position the Unit
ed States will take. It is feared pop
ular pressure will force McKinley to
make some anti-British demonstra
(Special to The Messenger.)
Italeigh, N. C, March 3. Insurance
Commissioner Young today paid into
the .treasury as February collections
?24.S7T. This makes $90,000 paid in
since last April, a period of eleven
Shaw university, colored, here is ar
ranging to elaborately celebrate its
thirtj -fifth anniversary. Its medical
and pharmacy classes graduate March
13th. when Dr. A. E. Winship, editor
of The New England Journal of Edu
cation, will deliver an address.
Does It Pny to Uuy Cheap
A cheap remedy for coughs and colds
is all right, but you want something
that will relieve and cure the more se
vere and dangerous results of throat
and lung troubles. What shall you do?
Go to a warmer and more regular cli
mate? Yes, if possible; if not possible
for you, then in either case take the
only remedy -that has been Introduced
in all civilized countries with success
In severe throat and lung, troubles,
RoJchees German Syru.e It not
only heals and stimulates the tissues
to destroy the grerm disease, but allays
inflammation, causes easy expectora
tion, gives a god night's rest. and
curve the patient. Try one bottle.
Recommended many year by all drug
gists in the world. For sale by R. R.
THE A RG U1 1 EN CLOSED.
Louisville, Ky.. March 3. After hear
ing argument by former Governor
Bradley for the republicans and Zach
Phelis. for the democrats. Judge Field
in the circuit court today i.x k under
advisement the cases.? to determine the
rights of the rival claimants 70 the of
fices of governor and lieutetant gov
ernor. An opinion is not expected for
several days. When it is announced an
appeal will be taken to the stale court
of appeals which the democrat claim
has final jurisdiction. The republicans,
however, will try to get the case be
fore the United States supreme court
if Vhti decision is against them.
TO CATCI GOEBEL S MURDERER.
JYankfort. Ky., March 3. The dem
ratic senate today passed the bill for
t appointment of a committee to hant
4wr the person or persons who assas
sinated Governor Goebel and appro
priating $100,000 to carry on the work.
The bill had previously passed the
fcouse and now goes to Governor Beck
ham for approval. The republican sen
ate, sitting in, the same hall, took no
part In the proceedings.
What Will Make Your Salary
Digger? Nothing unless it be continued
life and extra effort on your part. Death
will cancel your salary, therefore we
advise insurance and the extra effort.
Tha Mutual Life of New York (organ
ized 1843, assets over 300 million dol
lars). Willard & Giles. Agents, Carolina
ENGLAND'S LATEST FEAR.
UNESASY ABOUT THE ATTITUDE OF
THE UNITED STATES.
OUR GOVERNMENT'S POSITION
Known to be Opposed by American
Public Sentiment-Fears that the
Vigorous Attacks Upon Its Alleged
Friendliness will Force the Admlnls
tlon In View of the Coming1 Flection,
to .Make Some Antl-Krltlsh Demon
stration Anxious for American
London, March 4, 4:10 a. m. It is ev
ident that a strict censorship is being
exercised over the nwes at the seat of
war ,as the night has not added any
thing to the scanty dispatches received
during the day, most of which re
ferred to matters preceding the recent
The war office intimated at midnight
that there was no prospect of news
until something definite shall have been
done. This is quite in keeping with the
complete silence which Lord Roberts
has hitherto observed while his plans
were in progress of accomplishment,
and until he is in actual grip with thr?
Boers it is probable that the public
will hear little or nothing of his doing?.
Spencer Wilkinson, reviewing the
situation in South Africa for the As
sociated Press at midnight tonight,
"General Culler seems to have been
surprised to find that he had beaten
the Boers on Tuesday. Nothing is com
moner in war than for an army, after
hard fighting, to be doubtful of the ex
tent of its success. Few generals learn,
as Grant did in his first command,
'that the enemy was as much frighten
ed of me as I was of him.'
"The question now is as to the fu
ture course of events. There can not
be much doubt as to the issue provided
no foreign powers or power interfere.
"Lord Roberts can either order Gen
eral Buller, wit lithe 40,000 men of the
united Natal armj to advance on Pre
toria, while he himself moves by
Bloemfontein and the Free State rail
way, r he can bring round most of
Puller's force to reinforce his own
army. In either case the Boers' strat
egists will have a hard task to make
a promising plan of campaign.
"The best Boer plan is, perhaps, to
leave the rear guard to cover the
passes from Natal and to concentrate
all the rest of their forces to resist
Lord Roberts. In this way they migh,
in a week from now, meet Lord Rob
erts, with, perhaps, equal numbers,
but Roberts will be reinforced from
week to week, while the Boers tan not
be for the moment.
'Lord Roberts will probably contrive
to push forward a smell fcrce on the
Mufeking line and raise the siege while
he is drawing the principal Boer army
on to himself."
London, March 3. President Krugcr
is said to have left Pretoria with the
intention of meeting President Steyn.
The place where they will meet is not
mentioned, but it is believed to be
somewhere in the Orange Free State. -
Those in South Africa who are con
versant with the tffect the recent re
verses have had on the Boers ex- res
tike opinion that the meeting of the
two presidents is preliminary to a sug
gestion of negotiations for peace, but
the clcsest observers do not anticipate
any sudden cessation of hostilities, and
certainly, the repotvts from the theatre
cf war do not tend to encourage the
advocates of immediate peace. The
Boers are apparently rallying with
accustomed ability to repair a tem
porary reverse, and Gre.t Britain has
.yet to test tlieir force as a defensive
power under the new conditions of
Outside the meeting of the presidents
there is no news indicative of any
change in the situation.
A RECEIVEIi APPOINTED
For the lUnckwell Durham Tebacco
Charlotte, N. C, March 3. A special
to The Observer from Durham, X. C,
P. S. Hill, of New York, has b?en ap
pointed temporary receiver of the
Blackwell Durham Tobacco Company.
The appointment was made by Judge
Simonton. of the United States circuit
court at Charleston, S. C. yesterday,
and Hill qualified in Raleigh today and
gave bond in the sum of $50,000. He
arrived here this afternoon and is now
in charge. The matter is made re
turnable before Judge Simonton in
Charleston on AprU 17th. when a per
manent receiver will be appointed and
order for sale of the factory made.
The application for a receiver was
made by a majority of the stockhold
ers of the company in order to settle
up business and divide assets. Those
making application represent more
than 93 per cent, of stock. The action
Is against the Blackwell Durham To
bacco Company, W. A. Guthrie and
others, of the minority stockholders.
There will be no stop of the factory.
This afternoon every employee of the
factory was discharged and immedi
ately re-employed by Hill, the receiv
e, Mr. Hill was connected with the
Blackwell Durham Tobacco Company
for quite a while and is now secretary
of the American Tobacco Company.
His bond of $50,000 was given with
B. N. Duke as surety.
This is really a move on the part of
the American Tobacco Company to
offset TV. A Guthrie, who gave nGtice
last week that application would be
made to the next general assembly to
repeal the charter and appoint a re
ceiver for the Blackwell Company.
Papers In the case were served here
late this afternoon by United States
Marshal Merritt. of, Raleigh.
Rev. W. E. Sitzer. W. Canton, N. Y,
writes: "I had dyspepsia over twenty
years, and tried doctors and medicines
without benefit. I was persuaded to
use Kodol Dyspepsia Cure and it help
ed me from the start. I believe it to
be a panacea for all forms of indiges
tion." It digests what you eat. R. R-Bellamy.
THE DOCKERY-BELL AMY HEARING
Blocks-of-FIve Dudley Annies That
10,000 Republicans were Prevented
from Gotlug An Affidavit from Mike
(Charlotte Observer Special.)
Washington, March 2. The contest
ed election case of Dockery vs. Bel
lamy came up today before elections
committee No. 2. W. H. Dudley, the
famous blocks-of-five man, appeared
for Mr. Dockery, assisted by Claude
Dockery. Mr. Bellamy was represent
ed by Hon. Charles M. Busbee, of Ral
eigh, and Hon. P'rank I. Osborne, of
Mr. Dudley made the opening argu
ment, and occupied about four hours,
contending that the democratic lead
ers entered into a conspiracy to carry
the state and in order to do so resart
ed to murder, whippings, use of whis
key and negro intimidation. Mr. Dud
ley's arguments were assumptions of
fact not proven by the record, and
many not even referred to in the evi
dence. He contended that through an
intimidation 10,000 votes in the district
were not cast and that if allowed to
vote they would have voted for Mr.
Dockery. These contentions were in
the teeth of the fact that appeared in
the evidence that the vote of the Sixth
district of North Carolina was the lar
gest vote cast in the south in the last
election and was nearly 10,000 greater
than in former years, the vote being
even larger than that cast for General
Grosvenor, in Ohio; Reed or Dingley,
of Maine, or of, any republican leader
in the house.
Mr. Dudley, after arguing the case
on its merits, agreed to open up the
case again, and to take testimony,
showing a weakness in his case. He
submitted an affidavit of Mike Dowl
ing, setting up intimidation and use
of whiskey on the part of Representa
tive Bellamy in Wilmington. Dockery
has had this man in Wilmington ob
taining affidavits in opposition to Mr.
Bellamy. Mr. Dudley even went so
far as to bring in lynchings that oc
curred a year after the election.
At the conclusion of Mr. Dudley's
argument, the case went over until
Monday next, when Messrs. Busbee
and Osborne will be heard for Repre
sentative Bellamy. At the session
Tuesday testimony will be introduced
showing up the record of the man
Dowling mentioned above.
Dowling was here for several days
recently, and it is charged against him
that he exhibited a letter from Dockery
offering good pay for evidence of the
kind they propose to submit to the
committee; it is also said he made
overtures to a number of pollholders,
offering pay for evidence to corroborate
his statements. How far he succeeded
remains to be seen. Messenger.
FRANCE AND AMERICA.
National Friendship Increasing La
Fayette Dollar Presentation Entr
1 ish men Mobbed .
Paris, March 3. France, "beyond a
doubt, is sincerely anxious for the
hand-grip of friendship of the United
States, arrd not only is this true of the
government, but of all responsible
French politicians as well. The presen
tation of the LaFayette dollar to- Pres
ident Loubet today furnished another
unmistakable proof of the existence of
References b the event in the French
journals of all political shades have
been invariably of the most sympathet
ic character and the ceremony itself
is treated as if destined to prove an
other link in the historic friendship of
the two nations.
President Loubet himself, the corre
spondent of the Associated Press has
been informed by one entitled to sp;-ak,
is charmed with the whole affair,"and
the manner in which it was carried
The exq-ulsite workmanship of the
casket in which the LaFayette dollar
was presented formed an object of es
pecial admiration from all the French
officials who examined it.
Some of the newspapers find in the
LaFayette incident an occasion to draw
a contrast between the ideals of Amer
ica and France and the conduct of
Great Britain at the present time.
The news of the capitulation of Gen
eral Cronje arrived on Mardi Gras and
served as an occasion for a demonstra
tion for the British. Two Englishmen
who were indiscreetly seated on the
terrace of a cafe were noticed and de
nounced by come fanatics and in a few
moments the merry throng of carnical
makers was metamorphosed into a
The englishmen were struck and
forced to take refuge within the cafe.
which the mob besieged for an hour
until a trong body of police arrived.
French admiration of General Cronje
has found vent in a subscription open
ed by Henri Rochefort in L'Antransl
geant to present Genral Cronje with a
sword of honor. The subscription has
reached over 1.000 francs in four days.
The United States auxiliary cruiser
Prairie received a very cordal recep
tion on her arrival at Rouen and a
movement is now on foot headed by
the chamber rf commerce of Paris to
entertain the captain and officers of
the vessels here.
Washington, March 3. Sensational
charges are contained In an anony
mous letter which has been received a
the navy department from Manila,
The communication relates to the
wrecking of Charleston and makes a
serious statement that a number of
officers of the vessel at the time of
the disaster were under the influence
of liquor. The cprrespondent who fur
nishes the Information claims to have
verified the allegations by diligent In
quiry among the officers of the Char
leston. The letter was not placed on
the official files on account of the pe
culiar nature of the charges, but It
has been referred to the judge advocate
general of the navy, with instructions
from Secretary Long that the matter
be Investigated at once.
Captain Pigman, who commanded
the Charleston at the time of the
wreck, is not involved in any of the
M. B. Smith. Butternut. Mich., says:
"De Witt's Little Early Risers are the
very best pills I ever used for costive
noes, liver and bowel troubles. R. R,
A STRICT CENSORSHIP
AGAIN EXERCISED OVER CABLEGRAMS'
FROM SOUTH AFRICA.
NO PROSPECT OF FURTHER NEWS
From the Seat of War Until Something
Definite Is Done-Lord Roberts Per
fectly SHem as to Ills Movement.
Buller Surprised at the Completeness
of His Victory - Expert Wilkinson's,
Views-Presidents Kruger and Steyn
to Meet lor a onsultntlon.
(Copyrighted "by Associated Press.)
London, March 3. With the triumph
of the British arms the bogey in con
tinental interference has passed into
seclusion, and now a new and more cu
rious and, to Americans, more inter
esting phase comes over the fascinat
ing web of international relations as
portrayed through the press. This
consists ot suppositions regarding the
attitude of the American congress to
ward Great Britain, the possibility of
its recommending intervention, voting
sympathy with the Boers, refusing to
ratify the Nicaragua treaty and lastly,
but chiefly, refusing to consider the
Canadian contentions in a spirit of
The great public interest in all this
is mainly the result of many special
cable dispatches from English corre
spondents, stating that the adminis
tration is being severely attacked for
alleged friendliness towards Great
Britain and in view of the coming elec
tion, might be forced' to make some
sort of an anti-British demonstration
in order to offset accusations as that
of forming an aliance.
To cap this climax comes a strenuous
appeal in The Times today that Lord
Pauncefote, the British ambassador
at Washington should be retained, at
any rate until the election is over.
It is the foreign office, and the colo
nial office which may be said to be
chiefly concerned in the relations with
the United States. The former meets
all the situations broadly as it would
in dealing with any continental power.
The later looks at alll this matter
through the eye of Canada. Hence
between the two departments there
are differences of opinion and some
Regarding Lord Salisbury's point of
view, the Associated Press is able to
say that for some time past he has
been taking little interest in American
politics antl that he is averse to any
form of Anglo-American alliance, be
lieving that the constitution of the
United States Is unsuited to such a
bond. He feels under . no obligations
to foster pro-English sentiment in the
United States. In fact, for the most
part, he ro'fMfns in prof ound ignorance
as to the trend of American publio
In the c.ise of Lord Pauncefote, the
tangible instance which has brought
up so prominently the question of the
relations with the United States, Lord
Salisbury has taken no steps and, at
present, does not contemplate- doing
anything to prevent Lord Pauncefote
from retiring April 1, in accordance
with the age-limit of the diplomatic
At present there pervades the colo
nial office an overwhelming dread of
American complications, of the Indian
raids into Canada and what not, while
there are hopes of getting the Alaskan
and other disputes settled. The low
ebb of this feeling is not shared in the
slightest by the foreign office.
Another curious view which seems
to be taken by the colonial office and
the writers of the press in close touch
with that department is that since
Canada has spilt blood for the cause of
Great Britain, Canada's various con
tentions with the United States must
be considered as transcendental. The
considerations which influenced Lord
Salisbury in dealing with Canadian
American matters must now be sacri
ficed. It is needless to say that such
an idea has not been suggested to nor
considered by the American ambassa
dor. Regarding the Nicaraguan canal,
no diplomatic communications have
passed between Washington and Lon
don and the matter stands just as it
was when Great Britain consented to
the modification of the Clayton-Bul-wer
treaty. The British government
has not considered any measures to
be taken should congress reject or
modify the Hay-Pauncefote conven
tion, such as conditions governing
Great Britain's official attitude to
wards the United States as they exist
THE PROTEST OF NO AVAIL.
Washington, March 3. The Cuban
delegates who came to Washington to
protest on behalf of the Cuban people
against the appointment of Monsignor
Sbaretti as bishop of Havana, have
failed in their mission. After being
informed by Acting Secretary of War
Meiklejohn that the United States
could not Interfere in the matter they
called today on Monsignor Martelli.
the papal delegate. They presented
their protest to him, saying that a
number of Cuban priests were quali
field to beco .e bishop of Havana,
Monsignor Martelli informed the dele
gates that he had no authority to in
terfere This information late today
was cabled to General Gomez at Ha
vana. f- Is likely the protest will now
be made directly to the pope.
THE MINERVA STILL MISSING.
Norfolk, Va., March 3. The revenue
cutter Onondago arrived here this af
ternoon, after a week's fruitless search
for the Spanish steamship Minerva,
which Is helplessly adrift at sea with
out coal. The Onondago searched 200
miles off the coast for the lost Span
lard and was forced, by lack of provis
ions and injury sustained by her con
densers in Thursday's blow, to put
back to port. The cutter's officers
and crew believe that the Minerva has
either foundered at sea or been carried
To secure the original Witch Hazel
Salve, ask for DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve, well known as a certain cure
for piles and skin diseases. Beware
of worthless counterfeits. They are
dangerous. R. R. Bellamy. .
Chances for the Naval Hill Grown
Worse The Meat Bill sympathy for
(Copyrighted by Associated Press.)
Berlin, March 3. Most important
matters were transacted during the
week, in the relchstag. before almost
The foreign office budget being tak
en up, a variety of matters came un
der discussion, even the query as to
why the Prussian government gave
a Prussian decoration to a German of
Chicago. However. Count von Hue
low, the minister of foreign affairs,
made a good showing and got his sal
The chances of the naval bill have
grown rather worse lately. Both the
centre, the conservatives and the
agrarians are demanding compensa
tions for their vote, the first nskfne for
the recall oi the Jesuits nd ih.
demanding a meat hnv i. a ih--r
convenience and guaiant- .r.cn ih
government that acr.Ti-H in? -i
will not be neglected in tht.- projected
commercial treaties. Then will evi
dently be a hard pull to et the
through, though there is
that the popular sentimen- i-.iv-, v. ih.1
electors is rising for the na.u.l itvm-
The National Zeltung speaking about
the meat bill, today, expressed the be-
lief that the government win not ap-
fit . i.4 5 lu"M,l.u 1 1
l 1,111 .. . ; , . , 1 1 I
ing commercial treaties, not only with !
uiua Lie iia iioiius it'aiuiii; im- ti- ;
the United States, but also with Rus
sia, Scandinavia, Holland, etc. It
says: "A general tariff war would b"
the result if the bill became law, all
to appease the insatiable n?",!i!i;.
The total proportion of mea; on; ... .;
after the new year of l'JOt would be
tantamount to meat usury."
The Prussian Diet, this e eek consid
ered the railroad buget. li was plain
ly shown that the Prussian street i
railway system is fearfully behind in
comfort and the latest improvement. I
The South African war continues to
hold the attention of the public her.
While sympathy for the Boers contin
ues, respect for the British has risen
under their latest successes. Lieuten
ant General Becher in the Lokal An
zeiger today concludes that the war
for the Boers is now a hopeless strug
gle for they "lack that which alone
could have given their victories a per
manent value, that is to say, the ca
pacity of fructifying victory by pursu
ing the enemy to the point of annihi
lation." Prince Henry of Prussia intends
paying a visit of some length to his
grandmother "Queen Victoria" in Eng
land. Viscount Gough, ' secretary of the
British embassy, informed the corre
spondent of the Associated Press that
the embassy knew nothing about Em
peror "William having sent congratu
lations to Queen Victoria on the occa
sion of the latest British success. This
is confirmed in court circles here .
AUDITORIUM FOR RALEIGH.
Question to bo Voted on by the People,
state Fair Votes -Democratic Prima
ries for senator.
Raleigh. N. C. 'March 3.
The people of this city are to vote
in nrimnries March 14th on the oues-
tion of the sale of the present city j
hall and market for not less than JlO.- j
000, and on the use of the money thus, '
secured ir. building a market and an
The supreme court will devote next
week to the docket of appeals from
the Fifth district.
Among the arrivals here are Senator
Daniel, of Virginia; D. Y. Cooper, of
Henderson; Theodore F. Davidson, of
Asheville; B; . Bunn, of Nashville.
The statoi .r grounds here are to
be enlarged .nd much improved, the
buildings repainted, and enlarged es
pecially for machinery; the matter of
having one of the state guard regi
ments encamp here during the fair is
being considered; there are to be ar
rangements for athletic sports, largely
inter-collegiate; -and perhaps a bench
show of dogs. Work is to begin at
once on the preparation of the pre
mium list for field crops so it can go
out to farmers early next month. The
information as to the race purses will
also be sent out early, as there are al
ready a number of requests for it. It
is settled that the fair shall open Oc
tober 22nd and last six days.
Democratic State Chairman Sim
mons today sent out letters to county
chairmans calling Caeir attention to
the resolutions passed at the late r leet
ing of the state committee concerning
primaries for United States senator
suggesting that they call the attention
of their county conventions to these
resolutions, so that they may take
such action as may seen proper. There
is no doubt that the system of the j
popular election of senators is in great j
favor in North Carolina.
A. B. Andrews. Jr., son of Vice
President Andrews, of the Southern
railway, was last night elected an al
derman of Raleigh, after a spirited
It is expected here that in three
weeks the two new links of the Sea
board Air Line will be completed and
trains be running. The corporation
commission Is given to understand
that before March ends the unifica
tion of the system will be complete.
The New Bern Fire Insurance Com
pany has notified the insurance com
mission that It has sold its business to
the Weschester, of New York.
THE BILL SIGNED.
Richmond. Va., March 3. Th bill to
charter the Richmond and Washington
Air Line railway, the connecting link
of the Seaboard system between Rich
mond and the north, is now a law.
Governor Tyler approved it this even
ing. Mrs. Calvin Zimmerman, Milesburgr,
Pa., says: "As a speedy cure for
coughs, colds, croup and sore throat
One Minute Cough Cure Is unequaled.
It Is pleasant for children to take. I
heartily recommend It to mothers." It
is the only harmless remedy that pro
duces immediate results. It cures bron
chitis, pneumonia, grippe and throat
and lung diseases. It will prevent con
sumption. R. R. Bellamy.
CORBIN'S ARMY RECORD.
THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S COURT
MARTIAL IN 1854.
SENATE CALLS FOR THE PAPERS.
A Resolution C'aIIm for Other Inform,
tlcyia to His Army Career -Senator
Teller lHcuc-. tho Klnanco Hill.
Arurument Against Quay. Wcht to n
sat Vote on Aldrlch-ltobhtn Ouo
Potpoiuxl-Iloth IIoum Adjourn In
llpeet to Memory of Mr. Kpe-.
Washington. March 3. The senate
held a brief session today, adjourning
early on account of the deith of p,. .
reen:atlve Kpe- of Virginia. During
tlu session Senator Ross, of Veriront.
spoke in opposition to the seating of
Hon. M. S. yuay and Senator Teller
ypoke in criticism of the conference re
port uiH.n the currency bill. A num.
l r of private pension bills were pass
e l during the day.
'hen the senate convened S. a.itor
Pettlgrew introduced and the enate
passed a resolution instructing the sec-
rotary of war to st-nd to tht
proceedings in the court-mit tial of
1SS1 against the then Lieutenant Colon-
1 Corbin. now adjutant general of
j the army. The resolution also calls
' for other information bearing uion
j General Corbin's military record.
The Quay resolution was then laid
before the senate, and Senator Ross,
of V'-"vri!. mill, an address in which
'' !' seating of Mr. Quay.
" ' ; :'-!( under the consti-
t vacancy in the
1 "n!;, ! filled when it oc
- - .! ; i. M of the legisla
te ,'.! iv ee did not to his
oi ' . '.ix ; . .uireiuent.
A i' e of Senator Boss' speech
Sen if.- . .. ,- took the lloor to dis-
. - . nee report of the iinan-
! on! ue maintained that too
ouei was given the secretary
-my and he was opjosed to
. . i.- ions of the measure.
: -s i in detail. He said
v 1 iieve it was a rood thine
iii' . i 1
.1 ! -i ;
vf- ' public debt, but he did
fi gold standard would be
'I. : itUlt it.
i asserted that there
'' (fort made in the last
v. ... ..v to induce the public debt
rt-oul be by the republican
y.He - k- d why.with all the mon-
n -ijey. it could not be used
h - i
i y i
in expenses instead at 1s-
St-1 if ttr
WlM.ill J I
f M 1 , , ! ,
time get :
in in.w v
A'Ufson replied that this
m any evil effects from a
v-s chain, ;i.nd was to pre-
noon the treasury.
i he premium of ; per
;tro;Mised bonds. Senator
I hat they would still go
t .- holder could at any
; " r.K i. value of them
. : '1 ?-er cent, interest,
lie predicted that
..tion of the proposed,
- would control the vol-
?!i" r-cent act of the
. ;i! ;;g to the assistance
' i emergency, he said
v 'hen deposited Could
n out without creating
criticised the bimetal-
i ;'T' '
I law the
! time of t iv
1 r-f V , t -
no mow I..
a tors who
si or the bill as silly and
it meant nothing. Sen-
1 stood here for years.
ves bimetallisms, had ac-
'Sieiaiio.i ( a caucus nnd fh tiroKa
bnity va it they would go to the
ful' lengtn .i-manded by the banks.
At 2 oV" k tbe pension appropria
tion bill w : i k-n up, but on account
of the slirn U'-ndance of senators, its
final consideration was postjoned.
After the executive session the doors
wore reopened ajjd the senate took up
Mivate pension bills, of which thirty
- eon were passed.
Senator Martin, of Virginia, an.
romeed the death of Mr. Epes ai. 1 the
iou-jwing senators were appoirfH a
committee to attend the funeral ' : be
Hilf of the senate: Senators Daniel,
Martin, Perkins, Scott and Ihn
As a furt1 - r mark of respect th- . a
me t.-n ,,i :ia:, o'clock p. rn. ad-
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
In t-- ' t-iy the ,i, sk of Rep
resent.! ,f Virginia, who died
last ni.. was hung with crape and
covered with a profusion of cut flow
ers lilies, roses and tarnations. The
chaplain in his invocation made feeiins?
inference to the death of Mr. Epes.
It had been Intended to prore-.! to
day with the Aldrich-Robbins c mtested
-lection case, but unanimous consent
" as given to vacate the order hereto-
re made and prepare for the final
ote until next Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock
r. rn.. the debate continuing Monday
' 1 Tuesday.
Mr. Weeks, of Michigan, from the
tommittee on elections No. 3 gave no
tice that the Wise-Young contested
election from the Second district of
Virginia would be-called up lmndl--ite'v
after the Aldrich-Robbins case
Mr. Hay, of Virginia, then announc
ed with an expression of profound. sor
row on the part of himself and his as
sociates the death of Mr. Epe3:' -He
offered resolufons of respeet i'and
sympathy whlc i were unanimously
A committee of eighteen"' members
was appointed by the speaker tot'act
with a senate committee;. as ! funeral
escort. It includes the entire Virinia
delegation In the house and Represen
tatives Rhea, of KenttxckyV'M-eCall. of
Massachusetts ; Deartnoiid,- of-' ifl
rouri; Jenkins, of ;Wlssm;.fcS.
Wl llama Till A . -i m,
ui Jerry, "or -Missouri;
Clayton, of 'Alabama.; n Hn-
ry and Baiiey, aPe;xas''i xhotJ
Then at 12:48 o'clock p;hrL", ai '-farther
mark of respect' to the-deceased,
the house adjourned, sit'.iii itij vrol&cl
Mrs. Ilirrtei?'l3yans; "jilnsdTellil
writes : "X-never fait '.la", relleVel5: mv
IOwjuI 4tr Quickly? llffea
eouhs. colour srrfpp and air JLhavSnd
Jung dixeasfts. R-'R. Bellahiy.
wmurea.irpm croup ai yCfn Q?, Us
une Jiinute -cjcuen cure.jj..wfiiiT(i