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rho Ceremony to Take rinro on the 10th
Unimportant Hills 1'nssed on Satur
ily In tho Senate Tho Dis
trict of Columbia?
Washington-, Feb. 8. If tho Nica
ragua bill is withdrawn from its pres
ent place nt tho head of the calendar it
will leavo the way open for taking up
other measures pressing for consider
ation. Tho diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill has already been re
ported, and there w ill bo an effort to
secure attention to it to-day. The ap
propilation committee cpccttohavo
tho Indian and agricultural bills re
ported by Wednesday, and will ask for
early consideration. Senator Thurston
will seek tho fli at opportunity to con
clude his speech on the Puciflc railroad
resolutions, so Senator Morrill has given
notice of his intention to advance tho
bill prohibiting tho sale of liquor in
the capitol and Senator Sherman will
abide by his decision to ask the senate
to go into executive session to-day for
the purpose of considering tho general
arbitration treaty with Great Britain.
As soon us these matters will permit
there will be an effort to proceed with
the bankruptcy bill, and it is not ex-,
pectcd that there will bo any avowed
opposition to consideration. The pro
ceedings relutivo to tho arbitration
treaty will bo held in executive session
and will be long and animated. Wednes
day the senate w ill join with tho house
to see the count of the electoral vote.
Senator Lodge hopes to get up the con
ference report on the immigration bill
as soon as the house acts upon it, which
he thinks will be done the latter part
of tho present week.
The feature of tho week in tho house
w ill bo the ceremonies on Wednesday
of counting the electoral vote and tho
formal promulgation of tho election of
MeKinley and llobart by the vice pres
ident of the United States. It is a
stato occasion, but of a very formal
character. Unless the fortifications or
sundry chil bill is leported, the house
will hae no appropriation bill to con
sider this week, and most of tho time
will bo devoted to such bills as tho
various committees may present and
tho conference reports. There are
threw contested election cases lteattio
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Wasiii.NuION, Icb. b. thi. stSoion u
the senate Saturday accomplished little
save the passage of bills to which no
objection was made. In the first part
of tho day Mr. Thurston, of Nebraska,
continued his speech on the Pacific
railroads. At two o'clock the Nicara
gua canal bill camo up, but gave
way to tho calendar. There was somo
discussion of tho Cuba resolutions, re
ported by tho committee on for
eign relations when reached, but
they went over without action. At
three p. m. eulogies wero delivered on
tho lato Representative Cogswell, of
Massachusetts. A resolution was
passed at tho request of Mr. White, of
California, requesting of the secretary
of tho treasury information as to
whether tho general bonded ware
houses had been discontinued, and if
so why had It been done. At tho re
quest of Mr. Allen, of Nebraska, a reso
lution was passed directing tho cora
mittco on military affairs to inquire
whether any ofllcer of the regular
army was soliciting and receiving
presents, and if so to report a bill to
prevent such practice.
Tho house Saturday passed tho Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill,
and after some routine business, at 2:43
The Stlvntlon Army, Under tho Personal
Supervision of (Sen. llooth, to Lstabllsh
boclal SettleiiH nt9.
Chicago, Feb. 8. Chicago is to bo
made the center of a vast system of so
cial settlements, similar to that in
operation in England, organized and
mado famous by Gen. llooth, of tho
Salvation army. Its boundaries are to
bo the limits of tho United States and
its object the solution of the national
pauper problem. Arrangements hae
been mado whereby Gen. llooth is to
como to Chicago and personally direct
tho inauguration of the movement.
Ho will apply tho practical knowledge
-of such work gleaned in tho principal
cities of the world to the establishment
of a system of city colonies, where at
least temporary work will bo offered
every idlo man in tho city; will place
spacious tenement houses under tho
supervision of tho army, and later will
extend the movement to form colonies
within a radius of several hundred
miles from tho city, eventually tho
movement will includo tho wholo coun
try, and will bo operated from Chicago.
One Dollar for a Hug.
Cl.It.T0N, Mo., Feb. 8. rrctty Blrdlo
Lowry, aged 19 years, a belle of Brown
Ington, had Harry Holphrey at rested
because ho hugged her. Harry admit
ted tho crimo but asserted that sho
seemed willing. A jury fined him SJL
Dov. llnshncU'n Own Ambition Bald to He.
In llanna's Way.
Clevkland, 0., Feb. 5. Careful in
quiry by u representative of the Asso
ciated press among tho more intimate
friends and political advisers of M. A.
llanna develops that thcro is good
ground for tho reports which have
been in circulation duilng tho past
few days that tho national chair
man will not bo appointed to succeed
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VS.. ttll
John Sherman in the United States
senate. In fact, it can bo stated on un
questionable authority that Mr. llanna
has practically abandoned all hope and
there is now little doubt that Gov. Ilush
ncll will appoint Lieut-Gov. Jones to
fill tho unexpired term and that at tho
next session of tho legislature, in Janu
ary, tS9S, Gov. Ihishnell himself will bo
a candidate for the full term.
Work of tho National Connresn at Orlando,
Via. IteKolutloim Adopted.
Orlando, Fla., Feb. 5. At yester
day's session of the National Good
Roads congress Gen. Hoy Stone, of tho
board of inquiry of good roads of tho
agricultural department at Washing
ton, was named as permanent presi
dent; T. J. Appleyard, of Florida, sec
retary. The committee on programmo
suggested the agitatiou of legislation,
co-operation in road building, discuss
ing the best methods and materials for
construction and the best methods of
arousing public interest and edu
cating tho public mind. Col. V. D.
Chipley, of tho committee on resolu
tions, offered a scries of resolutions
favoring the enactment of laws by
which all classes and interests shall
bear the burden of taxation for road
improvement, the employment of con
victs in road work, placing tho con
t I i ii. li 1 in 'i . ' i' o'
In i i jf c mil i i ijiiki -i ii i i i r
itiun of thi (i hi i o4 e i it i n nils
.iiUiiiiiiiisr cuiiat t-h to issm bund ,
fi r roi 1 iinnrim 'ni ill-. i n i A of
tlirii IifTh if h fi (lio i -, a i uli
i mnU ill mill,' a counU or ii. to
hirultsf Hunts 'o anolln r i uuH mi
di r piopii con I iiu ui -i pun lniif for
tho appointment of a stato highway
commission to superintend the distri
bution and expenditure of the stato
road fund, and state aid not to exceed
one-third the cost of such permanent
improvements, the remainder to bo
borne by the county or divided be
tween tho county and the people di
rectly interested. Tho congress thon
adjourned subject to tho call of the ex
ecutive committee,
Tho Senntor'H Intervlmrn In Pari by No
Mean Satisfactory,
I'aihs, Feb. 5. Senator Edward O.
Wolcott, of Colorado, who is now visit
ing Europe in tho interest of bimetal
lism, had an interview yesterday with
Premier Meline. The interviews which
he has so far had have been without
the result hoped for by tho senator.
Tho interview with President Faure
was short and formal and af
forded no encouragement. Pre
mier Mclino is reported to have
said that, however favorable
France might bo to the object sought,
nothing could bo done unless the con
sent of England and Germany was
previously obtained. In ofllcial quar
ters little confidence is felt in tho ulti
mate success of Senator Wolcott, al
though he seems to bo sanguine of En
gland taking part in the bimetallic
For Protection Against Mob.
Washington, Feb. 0. A bill to pro
tect tho lives and property of persons
against mobs was introduced in tho
house yesterday by Representative
Stewart, of Wisconsin. It provides
that the city or county in which mob
violence results in destruction of prop
erty, injury or loss of life shall be
llablo for damages, and action may be
brought against oBlccrs of tho law for
neglect of duty. In case of death a
sum not exceeding 83,000 shall be
awarded tho relatives of tho deceased.
When tho general government, in the
case of a foreigner, pays an indemnity
it can bring action for recovery against
tho stato in which the person was
Tho lllhlo for tho Oath of Office.
Xenia, O., Feb. 5. Bishop U. W. Ar
nett, of the A. M. E. church, who re
sides at Wllberforce, left here for Cin
cinnati last evening to select a lllblo
to bo used by President MeKinley in
taking the oath of office on March 4,
tho honor of furnishing tho Uiblo hav
ing been accorded tho A. M. E. church
by Mnj. MeKinley when a number of
the bishops went to sco him recently.
The Methodist ISook Concern of Cin
cinnati will furnish the book and it
will'bo encased in a bl ack walnut case,
trimmed with goUL '
A Few of the Most Important
Schedules Definitely Fixed.
Many Agricultural Products Go Hack to th
McKlnlpy Schcdulo Duty on Cattle
Intended to Exclude Mexican
Stock Cereals and l'rult.
Washington, Feb. 5. The day ses
sions of tho republican members of tho
ways and means committee, which
have been in progress for about two
weeks, have brought the tariff bill
which is to be laid before tho next
congress to a stage where the charac
ter of tho measure can be somewhat
gauged, and w here certain of the most
important schedules are definitely
Yesterday's meeting was the most im
portant of the series, for it resulted in
the framing of the agricultural sched
ule, which w as made a re-enactment of
the MeKinley law with few changes, ex
cept on unimportant products. Tho
most jmpoitunt step in connection
with this schedule was tho establish
ment of rates of S3 a head on cattlo
more thon one year old, and of 25 per
cent, ad valorem on cattle valued
at more than $20 a head. Tho
MeKinley rates on other livo stock,
including the rate of 83 on cattle
of one year old or less, are restored.
Tho Wilson rates w ere 20 per cent, ad
valorem on live stock, and, while the
new duty of S3 on cattle docs not reach
tho MeKinley figure of 810 on cattle
more than one j-ear old, it is expected
that, with tho ad valorem on the more
valuable grades, it w ill prove adequate
to shut out Mexican cattle. It is
against the Mexican stock that the in
crease is particularly directed on tho
representations of western cattle men
that their business had been ruined by
the importations from Mexico under
the Wilson law, which amounted to
more than 200,000 head.
Much interest was centered upon
barley, which the committee puts back
to the MeKinley duty of 30 cents per
bushel, because the farmers contended
that the Wilson taiiff had turned over
tho market into the hands of the Cana
dians, while the maltsters, who have
been using Canadian barley, have made
a hard fight against any increase. The
MeKinley rates hao been restored on
fruits and berries, mainly for tho ben
efit of the fruit growers of the Pacific
coast. The fruit exchanges of the
country had prepared a schedule oi
rates below the MeKinley bill, although
above the Wilson rates, but they did
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A a ui tlu jmidnt N i 1hi uj n ill
turul v ndii'i wlii li n i ii mn 1 t
tin Mi K nli iiu -..ui In ii lutt ml
1 1.0 l A IIMIllUClrt, ui. i -. ,111(1 Till .it
prtxlui Is t kit' and pou Ti vigitibloa
.in I sa ,t 'lh ilcm mi! t thi f.irmi i-(
.i n Mi K inlii i.it ' v ii ,i t n in
hay, instead of the Wilson rate of 82.00,
was granted. Chicory is placed at ono
cent, a pound in accordance with tho
requests of the grow crs in the central
states, who believe that they can cap
ture tho homo market with protection.
Throughout the work the policy of
establishing specific rates wherever it
was found possible to substitute them
for ad valorem has been followed. Tho
interests of farmers, it is stuted, have
been particularly observed in fixing
duties for tho purpose of protection.
On the other hand, the increases on
manufactured goods, most of them,
have been on higher grades of goods
and those which arc considered lux
Framcr of tho Ijiw Expect It to Yield an
Enormous Revenue.
Washington, Feb. 5. Theframcrsof
tho new tariff law are counting upon
an increase of 800,000,000 in tho reve
nue above what is yielded by the pres
ent law. The exact elements of this
increase cannot be determined until
tho new measure is more nearly com
plete than at present, but a rough
calculation can be mado of the sources
from which the increase is expected.
Theso may be stated as follows: Sugar,
825,000,000; wool and woolens, 818,000,
000; tobacco, 83,000,000; agricultural
products, 82,000,000; spirits, 82,000,000;
flax, hemp and their manufactures,
84,000,000; cotton hosiory and other cot
tons, 81,000,000; chinaworo and glass,
8.3,000,000; miscellaneous items, 8 5,000,
000. A deficit 6f 825,203,245 for tho
fiscal year 189(5 and a probable deficit
of 850,000,000 for tho fiscal year 189T
would bo more than wiped out by an
increase of the revenue by the amount
of 800,000,000 annually. It is probablo
that the surplus will bo much larger
by tho close of the fiscal yerfr 1899 than
these figures would indicate.
Tho Secretary of tho Treasury Undecided
Where to locate A Ills Hult.
Washington, Feb. 5. Secretary Car
lisle went to New York last night to
investigate, it is believed, business
propositions which havo been made to
him, looking to his opening a law ofllco
there after March 4. It is understood
that the secretary prefers to open an
office in Louisville, Ky. It is said that
inducements also havo been hold out
for him to go to Chicago. Mr. Carllslo
has been retained as leading counsel
for llenncr nnd Lafolletto, who aro
seeking to get possession of about 100
acres of land on the lake front In Chi
cago, which is estimated to bo worth
not less than 815,000,000.
Tho Calif ornlan Will He Interior Secretary
or Attorney-General
San Fhancisco, Feb. 0. Judge Jo
seph McKenna, of tho United States
circuit court, has authorized the state
ment that he had been invited to ac
cept a position in the cabinet of
President-elect McKjnley and that he
had signified his acceptance, lie did
not caro to give for publication tho
tMspateh in which the tender of a posi
tion was made, nor did ho wish to
make his responso known. He con
sidcrcd the communications confi
dential and personal. Ho will leavo
tho latter part of tho month for
Washington ready to enter upon his
new duties immediately after the in
auguration. Whether he is to be attorney-general
or secretary of the in
terior in the new administration is
now know n only to tho president elect.
ack of Demand for Iron and Steel The
' Check to lluslness Failure.
New YoitK, Feb. 0. Ilradstreet's re
port sajs:
Trade, htch was retarded by unfavorable
weather a neck asto, has recovered somewhat
at Ch'ittanoom. Memphis, Ulrmln;ham and
New Orleans. While tho cold weather cut Into
the stocks of heavy goods It delayed the sale of
sprint' (,'ooiK Other relatively favorable trade
reports are from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Chi
cago and St. Louis. At moit centers Jobbers
report business qu ;t or unchanged, with no
prospect of Immediate Improvement
Tho restriction of the production of cotton
Goods has not strengthened the market or ad
anccd prices ahead. The heavy Increase In
sales of wool 10,000,000 pounds at lloston at
ono time since January, against 2i 000,000
pounds last year. Is based largely on the exe
cution of a high duty on wool.
Ono of tho most unsatisfactory Industrial
features Is tho lock of demand for Iron and
steel, prices of which In the central western
states lmvp rotten tw!iw rowfl f,.'t!'".'
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ofKt iruj j IhJ tlin e mi th Ixf re the panic.
A Mother's J.lfr (Iocs Out as She Kisses Her
Dead Infant.
Sedama, Mo., Feb. C A burial serv
ice was conducted over Goldie, tho in
fant daughter of J. K. Lefflcr, a Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas brakeman,
Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Lefller was
lying ery low in an adjoining room
w ith pneumonia, but begged the priv
ilege of kissing the babe before tho
casket was closed. Tho dead child
was carried to her bed, when sho
clasped it to her breast, imprinted a
kiss upon its lips and fell back upon
her pillow dead. Tho burial service
was postponed until yesterday after
noon, w hen mother and babe were in
terred in the same grave.
A St. Louis Slan Butchers a Horse to Feed
to Ills Family.
St. Louis, Feb. 0. John Glcsen, a
German, took a horse away from a
a crowd of boys Thursday evening and
drove it to his hut and killed it for
food. Gicsen was out of work-and with
a wife and four children were starving
to death. Tho horso belonged to a
coal dealer who allowed it to roam at
largo because it was lame. Some boyo
went driving it around in tho snow,
when Giesen seized tho horse. The
boys, who followed Gcisen, saw him
kill tho animal, cut off tho hlnd-quar-tcrs
and start to roast it. Giesen told
tho policeman when arrested that ho
and hit, family had eaton nothing foi
three days. They had no meat for
They Commit Depredations and Terrorize
the Citizens of Stroud, Ok.
GuTlimn, Ok., Feb. 0. Full particu
lars received yesterday from Lincoln
county show that tho outlaws who ter
rorized tho Sac and Fox agency
created depredations at tho town of
Stroud, 15 miles northeast of Chandler,
a few hours before. Tho reports
brought in by deputy marshals to tho
effect that tho agent of the Sac and
Fox agency was shot and that three
men were killed wero incorrect, nnd
arose from tho sensational occurrence
nt Stroud. Tho robbers mado a de
mand on Thomas for tho agency money,
but no shots wero fired.
llcslnfr May Do Kctalned.
New Yok, Feb. 0. It is stated in a
letter from Chicago, written by a per
son conversant with tho facts, that
Washington Hesing will be retained aa
postmaster of Chicago by President Mo
Klnley. Mr. Hesing is h. gold standard
democrat and supported MeKinley dur
ing the campaign, stumping Illinois and
neighboring states la tho interest of
the republican candidate.
Tne numDor to uq Koaucea irom t s.
Eighteen to Nino.
Missouri and Kansas Pensioners Will Ha
Paid from St. Louis Tho ExeculHo
Order Will Go Into Effect on
September 1.
Washington, Feb. 8. The president
has signed, on the recommendation of
Secretary of the Interior Francis, an
important order reducing the number
of pension agencies in the United
States from 18 to nine. The object of
the order is to effect a very large sav
ing to the government without incon
veniencing the pensioners. The secre
tary demonstrates that, by the reduc
tion of the pension agencies, the cost
of disbursement of pensions can be re
duced by at least 8150,000 per annum.
The change was made possible by an
amendment to the law governing the '
disbursing of pensions, w hich amend
ment was approved March 2.J, lbOO. It
required that all pensioners should,
after that date, be paid by cheeks re
mitted by mail. Reports from the pen
sion agencies in reply to inquiries as
to the operation of the law were
to the effect that under it the pension
ers are paid much more promptly; that
possibility of error is minimized, and
that, upon the whole, it is much more
satisfactory to the pensioners than the
former law. The agents also adviso
that tho pensioners receive their pen
sions when remitted by mail at their
homes, where, being surrounded by
family influences, tho pensioner is
much more likely to make a judicious,
expenditure pf his pension money.
Under the previous law many pension
ers collected their quarterly payments
in person and, under the influence of
bad associations, were often induced to
apply these payments unw isely and de
prive their families of the benefits
This executive order will go into
effect September 1 next, its execution
having been postponed until that date
in order that no pensioner should
suffer Inconvenience in consequence of
delay in receiving his pension, and to
give ample time for the removal of the
rolls and records from the agencies
discontinued. The consolidation was
made by uniting existing agencies and
tho entire jurisdiction thereof in order
that no expense hould be incurred by
the n"l'P!r nf tipw rolls. The agencies
nl (mi (' li ill v iutH,
V an (' i i it it ii 1 i' il p iv-
iiiuT) v hitlu rti nu li' hiri re oi VtihI
im le from tin spenc it I tost on.
Muss , tin jiciis oiicrs hi n t;f nt c pi il
at Huffaln ? 1. aio to I paid from
Iw otk it dgtnev; those at Pitts
bur h from tho I'h'lidt lph a nttiiy;
U-uw at Ljuilllt. and haiuXMlli iriui
Washington; those at Detroit from In
dianapolis; those at Milwaukee from
Chicago; those at Des Moines and To
peka from St. Louis, where a new agen
cy is cstablisned.
A new agency is established at St.
Louis because of the better mail facili
ties than at Des Moines or Topeka, and
for the further reasons that there is a
government building at St. Louis w hich
can be occupied without cost to the
government; and there is also a sub
treasury there. A pension agency
was removed from St. Louis to Topeka,
in 18S2. There are more pension
ers now in Missouri than in Kan
sas or in any state formerly paid
by the Topeka or , the Des Moines
agency. There are in Missouri 53,813
pensioners; in Kansas, 42,433; in Iowa,
37,798. The total cost for pensions and
the disbursement thereof for the fiscal
year ended June SO, 189C, was S142.200,
550, mado up as follows: Payments to
pensioners, 8138,215,170; fees to exam
ining surgeons, $072,587; maintaining
pension bureau at Washington, 82,753,
700; cost of maintaining pension agen
cies, $505,027. It is on this last item
that tho new order is intended to save
between 8150,000 and 8100,000 per an
Important Grain Handlers Planning a Com
blne for mutual Ilencflt.
ATcnisox, Kan., Feb. 8. O. T. Hul
burd, of Burlington, la., who operates
20 elevators; A. C. Davis, of Topeka,
who operates 100 elevators; N. A. Duff,
of Nebraska City, who operates 30 ele
vators; F. M. Baker, of Atchison, who
operates 70 elevators, and other ele
vator men, are holding a conference
hero with a view of organizing an
Export Grain association. An agent of
the association will be stationed at
New Orleans or Galveston, and grain
from the w est will be delivered direct
from the producer to tho consumer at
Liverpool. This will cut off a number
of middlemen, and will enable tho
grain men to pay tho farmers of the
west better prices. Tnreo hundred
western towns and grain elevators will
be represented in the association.
A tienerous Gift.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 8. Tho
Armour Packing Co., in response to on
appeal from tho destitute people of
Argentine, Saturday shipped a car
load of meat to City Marshal Richard
son, of Argentine, to be distributed
among the poor. There nre about 50
or 75 families of destitute people in
Argentine, owing to tho closing of a
greater portion of tno Kansas City
melting plant. .
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