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Kaularkf Ulnar Inn, l.oulallle. Ky.. Vtb. U. Tiie flnt tgn of a brtik la the Democratic linn was noticeable yesterday. It nm In the abep o( a. resolution offered by Benatnr Trlplett providing bat upon adjournment Thiernday the legislature name Frankfort. at Ita next meeting plarr. Whllt no action upon the resolution waa taken, It la believed to forvshsdow n return nf the, Demo- emtio legislators to the ,atnte capital on, possibly by the end' of the week. Tli I a netlon will probably be taken, when h report la received if run the com. mltlee sent tit frankfnrt upon eonilltlonn a tn the presence about tlte capital of mllltln or nrmeil men. nnil na to the advisability of reniimlnc session nt the usual meeting plare. l'hls ren dered more likely aa the defection oe- in r red In the senate. wlro thn Demo rrnta have a bare working quorum. With the resumption of legislative buUi nt Frankfort In prospect nnd th trnnafer to the court of. the claim Wif thn rival governor, aa mien likely visitors bore and tfc.y are en ftaniMrm brought alxiut within a few ilaya. almost every section. Texas i rt i I the eioiuia are ratililiy lining nnd It la tented by a good-sliml delegation. I'hl J believed normal jiolltlrnl condition! rsgo. K a iimr City. 81. Joseph. St. Liul? Mirny lie restored In tbo strain In two 01 nnd even Denver bave representative flirt' week. That much tlmo at least here, nnd Oklahoma, the Indian Terri-1 will Iks required to secure the ndjudlen- tory and Kunaaa livestock men httv , Aon of thn Itatiea between thn parties. STOCKMEN CONffR In Annual Session Oklahoma Cat l!tmcn Canvfnc al CI Reno. A LAHOC NUAlbcn Of PERSONS la AttffidiiCr. Mi of Ihtm Heft? frown the loit Stir Siatf ..Gournw'i Ad frttt Itittire. Kl llen Ok. Fro. H The element favored the Ohlnbomii l.h-oatock Asso ciation on Ha opening dan ' rained nightly Monday andtke ndhmTTon Monday night were that Molhsr Marti would don the white mantle, but the aaa rnme out and the day baa been n beau ttfl one. There are ever MM delegate nnd eetne in numbers. The nseoratlon wni called to order at 10 o'clock yesterday morning by the president, Abner 0. Wilson of Klown. Kan. The Invocation was delivered by nev. J. W. Hedges, and Mayor T. F. lleniley delvered an address of wel come, wbrh waa frequently and loudly applauded. 1'rtaldont Wilson responded, yln among other thing tbnt the utaoelattnu waa organized for profit tn Ita member' ship nnd waa In no sen eNgaged In boo in mk real eatate properties or add ing to the taxation valuation of town lota. Thn report of the ttcretar) exe-u-tlve committee and treasurer were read. If th ii federal court decide thoy have Jvtritdlctluii, It will Janti miirh longer. ISlii Mprtrrliax. Washington. Feb. H. The financial debate In the neunto riuchtd Ita climax yesterday. Two great speeches, one In favor of the pending senate substitute meaaura and the other In opposition to It, were delivered and both were llstmud to by senator with close nttentlnn. TAie first waa delivered by Mr. Allison (if town, the ranking jnemlii r of 4 tie finance com mittee, lie beii bit-u In attentive listen er to the apeorhert dellveued on the oth er aide of the tlmmber nnd In the toured of bis argument, he presented bin answers to the jiolnta railed agalnit The treasurer's retwrt correeponded to the llnanlrlHl allowing mnda by the J,,e l"H"K W- ibJared that the bill tvaa vlcloua and luiwarrniited, roiifewlnc too greut. jhjwut upon tin tkiiiul luuka ii ud fiiHlfiiliiK the country to n KObl rutreitcy. He dbicuaeod' the itieitlou from u hlaUirleal jiml plillo- In IU lluiur. WushltUton, IVIi. It .The in embers of the New York delegation bad a meeting aa toon uh they were upprlied of Itepictentatlve ('hlckprtliiK'H death unit appropriate reoliitluua were draft ed for prostitution to the home. The deud member'a disk whh drapeiL and wreathed In Mower when the home nut at noon. A joint revolution Im.-rciudiiK thn lim it of coat of tliu new Kovurnmeni prlut Inc ofllee to 4'iU,00Q on jircount of the Inrreuacd ctwt nf biilldhiK muterlal waa adopted. secretnry. i resident Wlaon antioiimed the com mttee nu retnlutlona aa follows: Iru hildleman of Woodward, J. I'. Wilson or Kiowa and ('. U. Karnir of (luge, Ok. Offlrcra of the aaaoclallon were then 'aui'lileal view Kjlnt elected aa follow: I'rfcHldetit, A. T, Wilson, Klown. Kan.; first vice presi dent, M. V. Word, Uratid, Ok.; suore tary, Wllllnm U. Ilolton. Woodwurd, Ok.; treasurer, J. J. (lerliuh, Wood ward. Ok. An adjournment followed until 2 p. m. At that hour (low U. M. Harnea of Oklahoma delivered an exlempora neotia addroaa before the lonventou. He took up the qtieatlou of dlspoHlua; of tho graxlne lauds In the western por tion of Oklahoma In eurh a way that they could be utlllred. He enld that the policy of the Territory wna eatnb llshed by tbo IokIhIiiUvo nNsembly of the Territory In 1807, when the aaamu bly. he aald, declared all lamia wet of icneral ranRellne No. H to bu for that portion o fthe Territory. These land a li.aedlelrmrfdtluuuulu Tnee lund, he said, aro now nub Ject exrlusUely to homestead entry, but those who had II veil litre atnee th opening of the Territory know that on mate and rainfall rondltlona are such they are not beet adapted for that pur pose and are welt adapted fur atock ralslnic purposes ouly, and that It would therefore seem ndvlxnliln that mime other disposition be made of thote lands. These landa, he aald, weal at range No. 14 are moatl) open rattle ranges nnd are usefl by unauthorized owners of cattle, and that tbo poaaes son or occupancy of same Is a subject of murh contention nnd controversy, leading In some luslatires to shooting and killing. lie said that he recommended to the Vederal government In his latt report to the secretary of the Interior (hat tome arrangement be made for the au thorised leasing of the lands to cat tlemen, limiting and defining the ran ge to be leaaed. He said that he had auggeated that a donation of these lands to thu Ter ritory for public school nnd public building purpoeea, which would enable tue Territorial legislature to solve the question speedily and for the general welfare at j peopls of tha whole Ter ritory He suggeeted to the conven tion that It attould follow up the pro position by retoluton and reflHwtt to Delegate Plynn to push this matter be. (era eongress. In regard to the administration et the eattle Inspection laws of the Ter ritory the governor aald that he he.t found much dlUlrulty la executing Ht Isfaeiortly crude and lame law the Territory bad on that aubject. I Hi VfwU In I'lsltl. New York, Fob. H.-llob ntxslra mons yesterdny poateil WM)U with tho sporting editor of the New Yoik Jour nal aa a forfeit, to bind another match with Jim Jeffries, and Issued sji open ihnllenge to meet any fighter In tbt world. The ex-champlon aald that his money would remain up under the following conditions: To give Jeffrie llrat chance, provid ed he would sign articles now. 1 milii l)4lli. New York. Keb. If Congrowman Charlea A. (.'bickering of Copenhagen, N. V.. wna found dead outaldo tho Umnd Union Hotel In thla city. Uo had either fallen or Jump! from u fourth atory window of thn hotel. The body of Mr. t'hlckerlng waa found on the sidewalk on the Forty first street side of the hotet under the npflti window of hla room, which waa on the fnuith floor, by a milkman who waa driving through the ntreet at 6 o'clock yeaterday morning. t'lmnil llaail. Vlnlta, t. T., Feb. U.-Ulrd Ooch. ran. a t'hetakee who live about three mile northwest of Port (JUmoh. I T.. waa found dead Sunday morning by the station men who wno gotng over the track, about three tulles wt of the railroad bridge lie waa literally cut to plftees by a freight (rain having run orsr blw The bead was severed freet tbt bdy. different tueuibera uf which were iyred abeoi The dt iwi wit ft fert f)lbio tht night fetur Hurra. Madrid. Feb. ll.-8ener Devllla In the aonate quwtbinad tho government on the subject of the reported tale to Oret Drltaln of Maxim cartridges manufactured at the IMaceutln anna factory. He took the oHportMnlly to say Uut oolokuM In Usatln waa entirely favortiblt tn the I leers. The premier, Scuor Sllvelx. replied that he could not give a detintle an wer. at he waa not aware whether private IndUHtry had aupptled amtiiu. Hltlan to Ilngland. Mexloan iwpor aeoak favorably of (he Nlearsguan caiml project, .tu.u Mill WaahlHilon. Feb. M - The house tomitillteo on military affairs com pWed the approiHiathMi bill. It ear rtid Ull.mm agalnat fSOJJSe.104 In the bill for t cNrrent yeor. The eemliwt groat Ihcicnim I oecounled tor 1 b the ftt that the uHproHrtatbJH for i th current fleoul year was Inadequate and the urgent deftejeiwy bill reeeutly ' uRtscu turned large uddltlauil ap pruprlatlun for tht arm) (ut tttl ur , tint jut. FUNERAL SERVICES Held Over the Dody of the Late Gov. Gocbel. THOUSANDS IN ATTENDANCE. Ihe Crowd Wn Remarkably Well Dthoed ind Net in Unptciunt tpliode Occurred During the rwtdlngi. Frankfort, Ky., Feb, 0. Itrtln came down In ahoete yoaterdny while the fu neral services were being bold over the body of Kcntucky'n dead Democratic leader. Ifnrly In the morning the arrival of people to wllneea tho funeral oxertleea began, most of them In the early part of the day coming In boggle from the surrounding country, lty tho time the early trnlna lind nrrlved the crowd waa enormou. Bpeclnl Irnlna enme In from Oeorgetown nnd Islington nnd n few other placoa not fna from Frank fort, but the Inrge crowds came In on the regular trnlna from (.oulsvllta and Cincinnati. Fully 10,000 pcoplo woro on thn atreeta to watch the funeral. The body lay In atnte In tho parlor of tho Capitol hotel until 11 o'clock In the morning, nnd more people viewed tho remalim yesterdny morning than Wednesday afternoon nnd night. At time the Jnm In the doorways leading to tho parlora wna too grcnt for nny body to forro a passage through. The crowd waa remarkably well ! haved, however, and there wan not on unpleasant episode connected with the proceedings from first to last. When thn proceeelon passed the eap- ltol the front of the building wna cov ered with soldiers, who stood watch ing tbo marcher, but, aave three sen tries at the gnte. there wns none of thorn within 800 feet of tbo itroet. The flsg on tho staff or the onpltol building wan at half mast. It did not require lifteen minute for the Hue of marching men to paw the capltol grounds, and nil cbaueo of trouble were over. The grave to which (lov. (loelial'a re- mains may bo consigned to-day nnd the point at wnlcb tho monument to bis memory Is to be erected wna aelect. ed by hi relative nnd lutlii.atu friend Wednesday. Aa the procession passed (be execu tive building every man In the parade turned hla face toward It In the effort to see If (lov. Taylor waa watching the march. There waa no algu of life there however, although one of the win dows wna open and the curtain fully up. Other window In the building were filled with soldier nn some few i al iens, but there wna no face nt nny of the wlndowa of the governor'a ofllee. The grave la located about half way bttween the Kentucky soldiers' monu ment and the cemetery chapel, Just over the slope of the bill lo the north of the Confederate monument anil near nn Im mense oak tree whoso branches stretch far ovrr Ihe mountain, north of which marks the Democratic leader's renting place. Around the freehly thrown up clay and open grave waa gathered a throng of several thousand people, who walled patiently for hour In Ihe midst of the downpour for the funeral corlogo lo appear, For halt tin hour before the long procession reached the cemetery he rain came down In a perfect del uge nnd wna blown In sheet by n fit fill south wind drenching every ono to the akin. Hut through It all they waited, allent and reverentlnl. The ml dreekf were listened lo with pro found attention. nev. liula Wallace, chaplain of the atato penitentiary, pronounced the benediction. Aa he finished the quar tette sang "America" and the liody waa taken within the chapel, duanled by n strong lorre oi deputy sheriff, nnnrl with rifle. It will remain there until the wonther clear .when It wtll be carried to the grave prepared for it and burled. tlrllltli mill Hurra. l-onrton, Keb. 9. Thla morning's news, so far n It goes, leave (Jon. Huller holding tho position north of the Tugeln which ho won on Monday nnd defended against Iloer attacks on Tueedny. On Wednesday tbo Hrltlsh eom mnnder eeonis to havo been holding fast tn what ho hnd leettred nnd mak ing no nttempt to advance. Hla hoavy gun and transports nro evidently Iwlng brought up. This tin aroltlnblo delHy ngnln gives tho llnere nn opportunity tn runes n strong fere In front of hlni. The valley through whicii It Is be llovotl Gen. Huller plans to push hla wny lo roach lidysmlth Is dominated on ono side by Vnl Krnntx nnd on the other sldn by Doom Kloof. Tho Hrlt lsh hold the formor bill, or rldgo, bu. the Hoors havo many men nnd guna nn the latter, nnd etui sweep the val ley nnd prevent tbo poeeage ot tho Hrltlsh Infantry. " It Is certain that artillery will play it very ImiHirtant part In tho nttempt to form a wny through the wa. no that Oen. Duller may not have re sumcd tlio otTonslvo until ymtordny morning. If Indeed he did thon. It la learned thai n private cable to well-known Door from Hpenrmnnn Farm, says that on Wodnomlny Duller wan holding tho position gained, nnd that 1-adysmltirs rollef la certain. While of course tho sunder' opti mism must be taken Into account, it seems certain that the outlook for the Hrltlsh nrma In rosier than nt any tlmo since the wnr bognn. A Inrgo crowd waa nt tho war ofllcn throughout the day. Hullor's first Hit of casualties, numborlng about 390, waa reoolved In stony silence. Tho peoplo hnvo made up their mltuls that heavy loeses are Inevitable and nro propared. No Intelligence, na to the detHluntlon of Lords ItoberlH and Kitchener ban yet reached London. From other fields of tho war the only Important new comes from Oen. Ontacre, who baa roportod that tho Doors made nu nttnek upon tho Hrltlsh position near Htorkstroom, apparently to prove that they were not impute The report that tinned Kafllra have been found among the Iloer dond la thu trenches at Vital Krnntx Is nolzod upon by some Loudon papers na a Justification for tbo employment of In dian native, troops In South Afrlcn. There Is no doubt that n couplo of battalion of those wonderful hill lighters, the (lurlthns, would bo very useful. Clubland developed yoalordny quite a new and powerful Interest In tho prog- teas of the wur. Whetted by the news, which wna tnkon to monn that a gon cm! move of tho Hrltlsh foroea hnd commented, thus there wna a Inreor Btteudiince In the clube thla morning than haa been fur soiiib week past. Crowd stand around thu telograpb boards. PERSONAL CHARGE Aanllirr 'iinfriire Held. tiln He Janeiro. Feb. 9.-The IlotlTUtn ministry Wednesday had a conference with officials of the foreign olllee and again demanded that Ihe llraetltan government alimtld restore the ail thoritr of the llollvlau nnirlala In lre. alleeliiK that the state govern tnent ot Amazonns Is responsible for (he trouble which has occurred, lira zil will probably send n eqoadron nf gunboats to protect uraziiiati propony. 1 1 KM tn Vraliliitli. Itast Liverpool. Ohio, Fob. u.-CHar lea II. Maertim, lutu Unttml Slute con. tul at Pretoria, left yeaterday morning tor Washington, where be will preeent bio report to the Froeldent. Mr. Mae rum still retained tunt mycterlima al lenre which oas t-haraelerlxtd him iluee hie departure for the fulled States from the Trautvaal During bli slur In this city he mealed bla w eret lo his mothir nnfi father, but Hki (hlr I'm, ilitlr IIpi art iwlcd , fnrrr llllruril. Wagoner. I. T., Feb, 9. A regular hlizxanl vlHlted this town Wednesday night, The thormomelnf dropped like n a well. A fearful wind storm rag. oil for an hour and much damage was dune. Tbo moat serious damage in town was the blowing off of the roof of the main hotel and allowing water to pour In the building, cnualng cnnald eruhlo damage. Wllllnm Neoly's house, In the southwHil portion of the city, was ioin nl to piece, some of the lum ber was carried three block. One of bis little daughter wua thrown agulnat the fence and hurt about the I tea and nuns. Frank Nenly v:u oumed nl.nnt the feot by n stove blowing ovor. Mrs Nooly was slightly hurt by tho fulling building. It wns u fearful night aud murh alarm win felt, fur it soemed at tlmo) that the wind wuh strong enough lo lear down Ihe bel of houaea. Di'alrili'lhr IVlMiUliirm. HL Minis. Feb. . One death and wido-Hprcad proiiertr damage reaulUd from u severe windstorm which swept this city early yeaterday. ltalu fell In torrenta before the blow oet In. Tho deadMra. Suaan Tbompeon. killed by contHct with a lire wire at Winnebago street and Marine avenue. Iletween S and to'rlock yesterday morning n gale which reached sixty mllo an hour truck the rlty. The barometer fell to Sf.tt, the loweet record. A terrlttUs thunderstorm had been In progress several hours during which l.v lac boa of rain had fallen. The dlttrlct be'.weeu Franklin ave nue. M or nun street. Third and Hxth streets, recently I turned ovor hi whore the grtMieot damage oeeured. litre MJ.o worth of property wns dwitroy ed. CAMPAIGN SOON COMMENCES. Bobi" Will Soon IVocecd lo find Out ai to nhelhcr cr Not He Can Vanrjutth tbe (loeri. Ilrii lu Ni-w .lrr. Ilurllngtoti, K. J.. )eb. 9. W. llryan arrived here yeeterday and liraclloally oitened tho entfitmlgN D southern New Jerajr wMh a ipeeeh. Ii honor of Col. Ilryau'a vfaut meet of th manufacturing and InmInoh plaeoa clMtl at noon. Itvery county M4Htheni New Jersey wo reiirsamited by large deUaatlou. A iub-comttiltte of men ot a eeoi rcltice ot 1M met Col. llryaa t Trta tun anil ijcwttd hlw bre, las Oen. Roberts Taken In the Trcnsraal War. London, Feb. 13. Uinl Iloberlt boa gatherml U,000 men, with whom, ac cording tp the beat military opinion In London, ho purpose turning the loft ot the Magtrgtouleln lines near Jacobodal, entering the Free A late, compelling den. I'rtmJ to raise the Hlego of Klmbnrlry, and time making bU flnt step toward Illoemfontelu. On Mutidny 1-ord Itoberte aiuiiiinced tho npMntmont uf Oen. Sir Henry Oolvllle, hitherto commander of tbo auimlH biittude, to take command of tbe ninth division, which Is lielng formed and will cottalal pnlMbly to n groat extent ot colonial troops. Oen. Colvltlo will be Hiioceeded by Qeti. Iloglnald I'ole-Carew. Lord Iloberta talis tho correspond ent when ho gets down to business thoy Hhnll lmvo ample opportunities to Mend newa. Ills chlst proas censor Sunday Issued new rules, and In fu ture all written communication are to go unchecked. Only telegrams will bo censored. For tho next few days little news Is likely to get through, but later thore will be more freedom. Thus says the censor, and the last clause may be In terpreted to inesui that something Is ubout to happen. Klmberley, twenty miles away from the Modder rlvsr position, I In sore etrnll. Detail of the December death rate show that In a population ot II,- 000 white and 19,000 blacks tbe mar tallty was 00 whites nnd 18 blacka per 1000. Tbo Infantile death rote was 071 por 1000 among the whites nnd 012 por 1000 among the blacks. Un torlo fever wnsj prevalent. Thla frightful statu of thing In De- comber cannot have Improved murh, It at all, since, nnd the lU'htlug power ot tbo garrison must have been great ly diminished. Moanwbllo tho lma- bardmont by tho Hour lma Increased nnd there la Imminent dangor of the town falling under the very oyes of Lord Hobotta. It Is believed In circles Ioao lo tho wur office tbnt ho will move ut onco. Hcotita have approached within 1000 yards of tho Iloer ontrenchmmits at Miigersfouteln. They have found these strong, and ascertained that they are used us dwelling places. Naval gun lien nro conatantly watching the ene my'a linos with strong glasses, nnd they declare that there is nn apprela ble diminution In the Hoer forces. in Natal the Hoer commandos south of tho Tugela occupy Hold' Farm and ceverul mine west of Chleveley. Two thouaatiil Hoera with three guns are ndvanclng through Zululuud towards Nutal. Tho war office Is making propanv tloua to continue tho stream of troop for Boulh Africa. Four largo sir imora lmvo been clmrterod. J u twin agrees to lot the Armstrong transfer to ling- land four naval qulchllrara thai wore built for her, consenting to wait for tho execution of her own order until mo noauuuea in south Africa are over. Several Uuropeans, by similar consent na to gun lielng constructed by Vlakors Bona & Muslin, enable Itng laud to secure 100 Maxim. Two thousand men are constantly tmployed nt Woolwich arsenal and all .be gun and ammunition faetorloa are working night and day to execute gov trnment orders. Tbo weekly output at four firms Is 1,00,900 rounds. Truce OH. Louisville, Ky., Feb. IS. A1UfBH the protoeel was not signed, there la n truae la tho fight far tits Mate St. flees, to awnlt action by the otmrls, Ysolsolay at Cincinnati the esse invol ving the minor office wns heard be fore Judge Tnft. There la much tslk nwong Dewoers. lie Isglttatuf about pasalng a Mil of fering f 100,100 reward for the delect ten ot the nsoasolHs ot dov. Ooebel. Iweh n btll Iws been preps red gn4, It It btllsfwl, will fm. Reimtor Hlackbuni has been called to Washington on personnl Imslness, leaving the diplomatic management ot Democratic affairs In the hsnds of Con greesmsn D. II. Smith. The efforts of th Dmcrotlii low. yers were directed yesterrtsjr towsnl mopping ot plsns to secure thn ad judication of the claims ot Taylor and Ueckbam lo the office ot governor. There Is danger of a clash n long as the present positions are maintained. Judge l'ryor believes the Injunction suit now pending before Judge Csulrltl at Franhforl will be uaeless as far ha determining tbe main Issue Is concern ed, because lis object was lo itrsrtnt Dov. Taylor from Interfering with tlte legislature or adjourning It to ln1on. A new start must be bad, a 'id this will probably be by a suit st law In behalf of Ileckham to eatabllah the legality ot the action ot Ihe legislature In declar ing him elected and to centra posssa. " alon of the office or by n (Million In equity to restrain Taylor from exercis ing the duties of the onlco ot governor, ltlelhoughtwubs cshrdl lb Ih bin rrd It Is thought ucn a case will bo boftm before the end of the week. The Dem ocrats will confine their efforts to Ute state courts, tbtlr contention using thntfedorr.l court have no JurlsJIettoii In the rnie. The llepublicana, either by appeal or original proceedings be. fore Judge Tart ,wili endeavor to get heir clalma before the FeJeral courts; but their course will depend largely up on that adopted by the Democrats , PctlUone In tho governorship case wore drawn up for submission to Judge Tuft with that affecting the minor Ottlces, but were held up temporarily becftuse of tho peace negotiations. Oov. llrad ley may now prevent t'.iem at any time. The court of appeals probably wtll bold Its next session In Intlsrllle. When soldier were thrown around tile Ute bluldlngi the court ad loomed, de clining to alt with eurh currouHdlngs. several ot the Judges hare boon here fur tbe Hut week, and It it believed they wll not return while soy 'termed men or soldiers are auoui las amis buildings . Hnth house of the legislature met' again at the oourtbotise yesterday. When the house convened a concur rent resolution waa presented calling upon Hon. W. H. Taylor o at ottos withdraw the militia and force of arm ed men whrh be ha gathered about hi in In tin (iiatciioiirtc and surrender the executive office to J. C. W. lietk ham, the lawful governor. Under the rule tbo resolution went over for one day. concurrent resolution offered Sat urday waa adopted providing for tho appointment of a t-ommltt-) of three representative and two seantora to In vestigate conditions st Frankfort aa lo safety and advisability of resuming legislative session at the capital. Iiiiau Orator. New York. Feb. 13.- -Chsuneey M. Diew presided over and delivered the principal address of tbs fourteenth an nual Lincoln dinner of the Hetmbllcan club, belli at Delioonlco'a last night. The dinner waa attended by over 800 member of the club and their guests. A nulHlile guest prsMHt wa Mr. Liu col n't reglitrsr ot tho IrMttNrr. L. 11 ChiUetHleti, who Is now sji oetogesari an. Among other guests ot honor were Abner MrKlnley, Clcn. Anton (I. Mc Cook, Ham ii4 ThomaH, (Jim. Henry U IrameU and Attorney General John W. nrlggs. UhIi I'rulMlric. Washington. Feb. 13. it la learned Ot the iKvy departmeot mil tbe i'riuce ton is acting under the order of Ad miml Watson and not under those ot (leti. Otie ut raising ths gag over tho northern Island ot ths Philippine ar ehltelago. The assumption Is that this policy waa llntsted from Wsshington. It said as to lb Island said to have been fclUated and taken posssssloo ot north ot tho twenUeth decree ot loll tnds that they are clearly with In lb limits st tbe reded territory. Jahti I). Itockefeiler lutsMts giving UJW.MO more to the Chicago univer sity. Mure IUiiIihI, Ardmore, 1. T.. Feb. II. A great deal of law! In the Choctaw nation has been retried to ttruta. as In former years. for agricultural HMrnoees. ami the farm Ing semlltloiui there this year will b much the mma a In veara past. Thi Interior dsrrttnent and Indlsn ottlr ror farming pnrpoiie, a there will have tattled cm a noli. . ibt will i mil the ChlclMtww elttsea Ui rout Uud more land IncultlvaUo tblt year tbta lst In thtt nation. liMwrlHt IIIMi Washington, Fob. IS. An Important bill waa paased by tbe house yewter day. which makes unlrersslly applies bla the law thai permits tbo transit ot good in bond throngh certain part ot the United tales. Under It. goods In bond sax be hipped through any portion ot lbs territory of tbe i L.ted RUtae to for eign porta. It la principally assigned to giro tbe transportation companlee of tho United Itaio a elmro of Uh tMMeontlnsnUl trade to tho orient. Tho bill also repeal the lsw ot March 1. IMS. prohibiting the shipment ot used in bond to tbo Mexicsa trei cons. Ths latter provision was fought by Mr. Stephens ot Teas. .Iiiwn Willi the rtefMi" 1-ondoa, Frb 11. -The gocvallla tried to hold a pra-ioer, or peace mooting at Mile. Hnd. London. Monday night. A hostile crowd Invsded the hall abuotlag. "Down with the Hons," and singing tbe national anthem. Ilmry M. Ilynd man. tbe Him I list leader, and other at tempted to spcok. but they were rough ly handled and Mattered, t bs utmost violence prevailed and tbe police were compelled to Internal and to clear tht J street! In tht neighborhood ( tbt Mb.