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■ Of the want advertisers hiva nominated , THE CALL ps the Only Want Medium. They 'j have voted for it, this week, at the rate ol | mire thin I IOCO WANTADSA DAY! VOLUME LXVIII-NO. 77. BEHRING SEA. The Matter Laid Before the House of Commons, Salisbury's Side of the Question Received With Signs of Approval. In Assertion That There Is No Likeli hood of the Extermination or the Fur Comments of tne Press. Special Dispatches to The Morning Call. London, Aug. 15. — In the Commons to night Alexander Stareley Hall questioned the Government regarding the position of the Behrinjj Sea negotiations. lie said a careful inquiry on the spot had satisfied him that the methods by which British vessels conducted their fishings led to no endue waste of seal life. It was not the case that fenir.le seals were recklessly ■lain. Ferguson, speaking for the Government, laid that no adequate judgment could be formed on the negotiations or on the diplomatic correspondence on the subject until the House possessed Sal lsbury's final reply, which could not be put upon the table until it had been presented to the United Stales Secretary of State. When the whole correspondence was published lie believed the House would be satisfied with the spirit and manner in which the negotiations had been conducted on the side of the British Government. The aim of Salisbury's ac tion had been to establish a close time for teals by international arrangement and at the same time prevent further seizing of British vessels and secure compensation for the seizures already made. The Under Foreign Secretary's statement was received "■~ with marks of approval. Commenting on the Bekring Sea Blue Book, the Times declares that it confirms the conclusion that the conduct of the American Government in rejecting Paunce fute's modus Vivendi, in instruct ing American cruisers to dismantle British vessels and in breaking off the negotiations evinces arbitrariness ami contempt for a reason happily rare in inter national relations nowadays. Salisbury's firmness, says the Times, will show the colonists that the home Government is not as they sometimes affect to believe, a mere fumii'l fur diplomatic notes. The Standard says: "The thunder in which Biaine has been dealing is of the most transparent and artificial kind. From first to last tup taint of domestic American politics infects t'.e negotiations. Even if America possessed the exclusive S rights claimed, England would be justified in resenting most strongly the mode by which the pretension was made good." The article concludes thus: "The position as it stands is not one that the friends of Rood will between the nations can view without miseivinz." The Chronicle says: "England and America may have differences, but they must remain friends." It hopes that Elaine's rejection of Salisbury's proposals will be only transient, as a protest against the apparent breach of faith on Salisbury's alt . JUIGENTINK FINANCES. Fnndi to Veet the September Coupons Prc vided For. London", Aug. 15.— A dispatch to the Times from Bueuos Ayres Slates that a bill will be introduced into CoDgress author izing the Government to lease JXO.OUO.OOO acres of national lands. The funds to meet the coupons of the na tional loans, payablp September Ist, have been provided lor. The new President and Directors of the National Bank are all men who have the confidence of tbe public. Gold is V,2. Paws, Aug. 15.— A dispatch from Buenos Ayres ?t«te>i that at a meeting!. f the Parlia mentary Committee, the Minister of Fi nance declared the Government would ■void any uew issue of paper money. * Scientific Ballooning. Paris, Aug. 15.— The idea lons ago ad- Tanced by Joivis and Ilallelt to cross Cen tral Europe in a balloon has now been put into effect and will be carried out if possi ble in the Figaro, an air balloon. The aero nauts w ill endeavor to complete the charts of the aerial currents and settle for alltiino tbe debatable questions concerning the safe utilization of them for traveling. Tbe as cent is to be macie at Nancy aud the descent somewhere in Russia or Norway. The date has not yet been determined, fhe French Minuter of War is greatiy interested iv tlie matter aud has requested permission for a military attache to make the trip in the balloon at the same time. EZKTA'S PIiANS. He Will Reopen Hostilities in Three Days If Necessary. Citt or Mexico, Aug. 15.— 1t is believed that many dispatches referring unfavorably to Mizner, the American Minister, originate in this city. Geroninio Pou says that negotiations for peace are going along nicely through the aid of the diplomatic corps in Guatemala. Dispatches received here from San Sal vador state Uiat President Ezeta will wait to open negotiations three days longer and will then reopen hostilities if necessary. « The O'BW-?nrcell Case. Loniion, Aug. 16. — There is another sen sational development in the O'bhea-Par nell divoice suit. Mrs. O'Shea's solicitors withdrew from her case to-day. This is the second time Mrs. O'Shea has lost legal snp- Sort. Lewis & Lewis, the first retained, ecllned for reasons which they refused to make public to go on with tbe case. The second withdrawal is said to be due to Mrs. O'Shea's persistent refusal to bring a cross suit apfcinst O'Shea, which her solicitors demanded that she should do. Mcxiean Eailwaya. City or Mexico, Aug. 15.— Senor Jose Sanchez Rumozc and the engineers who have been making a tour of inspection of the Jnteroceanic Railway have returued. They report the road In excellent condi tion, with a very little ballasting yet neces sary. There are many washouts on the branch of the Mexicau Central Railroad from Agtias Calientas to San Luis Potosi. r Ix-G vtroor Gi'.riL's Big Scheme. Ottawa, Aug. 15.— Ex-Governor Gilpin of Colorado and party have just left Vic toria, B. C, for Alaska. Governor Gilpin is now developing a railway project for the construction of a line through America and across the Retiring Straits into Siberia, thence through Asia and Europe to the eastern shore of the Atlantic. . « The French Squadron. Paris, Aug. 15.— A dispatch to Le Temps says the French squadron of evolution, which has been cruising in the Atlantic, arrived at Toulon. Several torccdo-boats and dispatcn-boats of the squadron were disabled, ami it was necessary to tow them into port. The Ironclads behaved well. « Emm Faiha's Denial. Colognf, Aug. 15— The Cologne Gazette publishes a letter from Emm Pashn, in which he denies that be bound himself to Germany after promising to assist England. Ec says lie is under no obligation to any one, miil is inarching into the Interior of Africa simply as an adventurer. Buskin Bapidly Sinking. Lo.vdon, Aug. 15.— John Ruskln Is rapidly ■Inking. He is almost continuously deliri ous and during these irresponsible moments he attempted suicide with a razor. The strictest watch is kept over him, but, de spite which, he has twice made this effort upon his life. • The Ireland Bill. London, Aug. 15.— A lengthened discus sion took place In the House cf Commons The Morning Call. last night on railways in the Ireland Bill. The measure passed the committees and was ordered to n third reading on a vote of 73 to 12. The Hou^e did not adjourn until 7 o'clock this morning. P&ntma Canal Concessions. Panama, Aug. 15.— 1t is officially an nounced that the Colombian Government has asked Congress to authorize the ex tension of the concession to the Panama Canal Company ou the terms proposed by Lieutenant Wyse, and it is generally be lieved '.tie authority will be given. Cholera in Snain. Madrid, Aug. 15.— Cholera is nearly ex tinct in Badajose. There are still a few cases in Alicante and Valencia. At the latter place two deaths have occurred in the prison, which contains 1000 convicts. Australian M-.rine Officers Strike. Melbourne, Aug. ID.— The marine offi cers here have decided to strike. This will paralyze the shipping-trade. The move ment extends to Sydney, Adelaide, Bris bane and oilier ports. Th« Potato Blight. Dublin, Aug. 15.- Reports received here show that the potato blight is spreading in the counties ol Donegal, Cork, Wuterford, Tippernry and Limerick. Flnods io B?!u>.< hist-.n. London, Auk. lo.— Recent floods in Beloo chistao have done enormous damage to property, and many persons have been drowned. Viueyards Eeitroyet!. Vii:n\a, Aug. 15.— A terrific hail-storm to-day destroyed nil the vineyards on the lelf bnuk of the Danube in Southern Mo ruvia. MISHAPS ON THE RAIL Collision Between a Union Pacific Special and Freight Trains. Poi:ti.ant>, Aug. 15. — A collision oc curred this morning on the Union Pacific line about eight miles from this city, be tween a Bpeclal cartjing the Oregon Press Association aud a freight train. No one was seriously injured. The engine of Special 1, the passenger coach, the ca boose and several freight cars were badly wrecked. The special train was bearing about forty members of the Oregon Press Association with their families to Troutdale, and it was running at the rate of about forty miles per hour. The engine of the special dashed into the rear end of the freight-shooting half-way through the caboose. ,The shock threw lour of the rear freight cars from the track, completely wrecking them. The first passenger coach of the special was telescoped on the tender. The collision occurred at a sharp curve in a deep cut. The embankment on each side obscured the track. The engineer and fireman escaped by jumping from the engine. The accident was brought atout by the misunderstand ing of orders. Pn-TSBUBO, Aug. 15.— Last night the At lantic City excursion train, on the Balti more and Ohio Railroad, was wrecked twenty miles from this city by unknown persons, where the road runs along the Yougliioglieuy River, thirty feet above the water. The wreck resulted iv the death of two engineers and a tramp. The passen gers escaped with slight cuts aud bruises, The train consisted of three sleepers, crowded with excursionists for the sea shore. Ties placed across the track threw the engine down an embankment. The passengers were saved by the curs turning over in another direction. DKTBOIT, Aug. 15. — The North Shore limited on the Michigan Central was badly wrecked this afternoon at Augusta, Mich. The engine struck a protruding ear of a freight train which had been side-tracked. The engine, jumped the track aud crashed into tiie depot, completely wrecking the building, and two boys who were inside were killed. After striking tlie buildiim the engine boiler exploded, blow ing Fireman Gregg to atoms and instantly killing Engineer McßoberU. Particulars thus far received do not mention any passengers being killed, although the num ber injured Is given out from twelve to fifteen. Alton (III.), Aug. 15.— A passenger and a work train on the St. Louis, Alton and Springfield collided this evening, killing three workmen outright and seriously injuring fourteen others. None of the pas sengers were hurt. The kilied are Peter Smith of Springfield, Charles McGee of Al ton, and James Murray of St. Louis. All Hie injured persons are tally hurt and sev eral will probably die. SAMOAN TIIOVBLES. The Discontent Among the Natives Said to Be •Exaggerated. Washington, Aug. 15.— 1n view of the reports from Samoa that much discontent prevails among the natives because of the long delay in providing them with the new form of government decided upon at the Berlin Conference, and that other nations among the natives are taking advantage of this condition of affairs to foment discord, a California Associated Press correspondent inquired to-day at the State Department concerning the accuracy of these rumors and as to the cause of delay in organizing the new Gov ernment. He whs iulormed by Assistant Secretary Adee that delay wa* due to the absence of the Chief Justice, who was se lected by the King of Sweden, but who could not well reach the islands before the beginning of October. He was now on his way there and upon his arrival the Government would organize. Mr. Adee further staled that in the meantime the Consuls of Great Britain, Germany and the United States were governing the islands with tact aud discretion, and from advices received at the State Department it was clear that the alleged dissatisfaction among the natives was exaggerated and Had no strong senti ment back of it. Tbe General Deficiency Bill. Washington, Aug. 15. — The Semite Committee on Appropriations to-day com pleted its consideration of the General De ficiency Appropriation Bill and reported it to the Senate with a. number of amend ments which, with one exception, do not largely increase the total of the bill as it caiue from the House. This exception is the provision for the payment of tlie French spoliation claims, aggregating $1,£i9,68t(. For ISeiug lEun Over. John Broder has sued to recover S2*i,ooo damages from tlie F. Thomas Parisian Dye ing and Cleauius Works, alleging that on June 9th last he was run over by a delivery wagon belonging to defendant, nud his in juries have incapacitated him from attend ing to his business. He claims recklessness on the part of the driver. .11 I)nt>' Kesplte. John Ball owes $54 alimony to his di vorced wife Mary. IJe was before Judge Garuer yesterday to account' for his dere liction, and stated that his salary is used in support of his second wife and child. The Judge cave Dim ten days' time in which to raise the money. Petition fur Pnrdnn. District Attorney Page has been notified that an application will be made to the Governor for the pardon of Thomas Qui nine, convicted of burglary in the second degree and sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment in the House of Correction on the IMb of April. Politic* First. The trial of Ngou Ah Nam, accused of an assault to murder, was continued by Judge Van Keynegom yesterday until Fri day next, so as to permit Robert Furral, who is the prisoner's attorney, to attend the Democratic Convention at San Jose next week. I'l.-nty of Time to Meditate. Frank Fuseller will spend tlio next five years in the peniteutiary. He was charged with an attempt to commit a burglary, pleaded guilty, and waived time for sen tence. Judge Shatter gave him five years in San Quentin. Lady Granby, one of tlie acknowledged beauties of London and the future Duchess of Rutland, is described by v recent London letter writer as "This tall and willowy shaped figure, the head of a Greek terra cotta, the eyes af a startled fuwn and the complexion of a tea rose, who moves for ward with a touch of disdain on her well cut lips and a haughty turn of the slim, statuesque throat." SAN FRANCISCO, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. AMERICAN PORK. Harrison's Message to Congress on the Subject Efforts to Have the French Government Re moVe Its Prohibition. Minister Reid's Conclusive Arguments to Bibet-The McKioley Bill Used as a Subterfuge. BpcMal Dispatches to Tac Murninu Cam. Washington, Aug. 15.— The President sent to tlie Senate to-day, in compliance with a Senate resolution, all the corre spondence not already submitted to Con gress touching the efforts made by this Government to secure a modification or the repeal by the French Government of Its decree of ISBI, prohibiting the impor tation into France of American pork and kindred American products. In his letter of transmittal the I'rcsident inclosed a letter liom Acting Secretary of State Wbarton, who says: This correspond ence discloses the important fact that the French Government practically places its exclusion of our pork products upon economic Instead ot sanitary grounds. As this policy of exclusion, as a measure for ilie protection of the domestic products of France, is applied only to the United States, this department has not failed to protest against the discrimination as unjust. beid's i.ettkr. In a letter from Minister Reid to Secre tary Blame, dated June 28, ISS9, in answer to a letter from the latter, which lias already been published, Reid says any steps taken toward recalling the attention of the French Government to the subject, would seem in opportune, lie also says the French Gov ernment rattier favors the removal of the prohibition. Ou July 18th the acting Secretary wrote to Kfid approving his suggestion. A letter from W. 15. Franklin, Commissioner-Gene ral of the United States at the I'aris Expo sition, to Blaiue gives in substance an interview between Reid and Frank lin and Spuller, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, at which Spuller admitted that the citizen? of France did not believe the consumption of Auiericn pork by them would injure the health of the consumers. Spuller added, however, that there would be some difficulty in having the prohibition removed on account of the protectionist feeling. spuixib'B nEPi.r. In response to an invitation given by Reid to inspect American pork products at the exposition, Spuller, en November 26, 1880, sent a note stating that in the opinion of his colleagues, who had charge of the Health Department, the inspection of the meat shown in the exhibition would not hare the import ance Reid's letters seem to give it, as the superior quality of the meat had already been established by rewards, and would not prove that the mass of American hog prod ucts is equally good. Included in the correspondence is a letter from Lilaine to Reid, inclosing a letter from the Secretary of Agriculture, Riving a his tory of the "harsh and unreasonable re strictions"—to quote Blame—" imposed by the Governments of Fiance, Germany and Great Britain against the importation of American live animals and hog products." DJSTBUCrtOHB TO REID. In his letter to Reid, which is dated Murch 4, IWO, lilaine instructs Reid to ex press ilik hope to tlm French authorities that the French Government may "now be prepared to extend equitable relief from these unjust measures." lilaine adds that the United States Ministers to England and Germany have been similarly instructed. Early in July Reid called on Ribot, the French Minister of Foreign Affair?, and in a letter lo Secretary Biaine, dated July 11th, he says that daring the interview Ribot continued as he had done on every similar occasion previously to state that the agitation over the McKinley bill made any action on this point extremely difficult. Reid protested that France was the aggres sor and should take tne first step. A voluminous letter ilated July 3d was sent to Ribot by Reid. The American Min ister in tins communication endeavored to show Ribnt the mistake Frame is making in excluding pork, and quotes statistics to carry out his argument. He hints at the possible prohibition of French wines by the United States, owing lo the growth oi the wine industry in this country, and refers to the effect such action would have on France. THE TAISIFF BILL. On July 11, 1890, Ribot sent a note to Reid, in which he said the difficulties in the way of removing the prohibition ha<l been attemled by measures which were finally passed or voted on by the House of Representatives, and which do not fail to raise just complaints on the part of the French Government. Ribot referred to the Tariff Hill and Customs Administrative Bill. Reid in a letter to Ribot, dated July 28, 1890, asks pardon for endeavoring to show that this is a view of the situation which tbo facts do not warrant. "The existing rule as to the exclusion of American pork has not been modified," says Mr. Reid in his letter. "Not a step to that end, so far as is known, has been taken, and there is no evidence thiil there will be. Besides there would appear to be no simi larity or just relation of any kind beiween the two subjects which your Excellency couples— the French exclusion of Auiericau park and this two American bills, currently called the McKiuley bills; nor is any reason apparent why the continuance of one should be justified by your appre hensions as to the others. DIFFKIiKNCK IN THE 1111.1.5. There is every reason to believe thnt if experience shows any defect or injustice in the working of American lulls they will be modified. The French decree, in spite of argument and remonstrance, in spite even of proof that it does nobody any good, has been tenaciously maintained unchanged for nine years. The American bills touch] all countries witl; absolute impartiality. The French decree singles out the United States from all other countries and prohibits its prod ucts alone, while similar products from the rest of the world are admitted. The Amer ican bills make no charges against the qual ity of the product whose importation they regulate or tax. The French decree is based upon THE INDEFKNSIBLE CHARGE That the American product excluded is un wholesome; though this charge h.\> been repudiated by the French Academy of Med icine itself, and though this prohibited and unwholesome product has recently been crowned by the highest prize of youroun universal exposition. France is, and has been for nine years past the persistent Aggressor. It has absolutely prohibited the importation of an American product on indefensible charges. It still maintains this prohibition in spite of demonstrated facti that nothing is thereby gained, either for its own con sumers or Its producers, and the only ap preciable effect Is to do an injustice to a century-old friend, and discriminate against that friend in favor of Germany, Italy and England. After such a record, and in advance of the slightest known movement to amend it, how can France have reason to expect, as your Ex cellency indicates, that its evidence of good will should now be reciprocated by the United States? lie who seeks justice should first do justice. Much more should that nation which seeks friendly consideration for its merchants refrain first from injustice to the merchants of the country appealed to, and from the de famation of that country's products. France's ovehsigiit. After calling attention to un offer from Washington to modify the Customs liill at the ■ equest of France in regard to appeals from cases cf alleged undervaluation, and stating that this friendly acliuu and lemoval of the duty on works of art had been passed unno ticsd by France, Reid concludes as lollows: "From our point of view then tho case stands thus: The French Govern ment has persisted for nice years in the in defensible net of discriminating especially agaiust United States commerce. The new laws by the United States Government are FAB LESS SEVERE, And In no way discriminating sgainst French commerce. Its complaints receive prompt and considerate attention and the disposition thus shown evokes no recogni tion. It cannot be believed that with a full understanding of the case the French Government deliberately chooses that attitude. Your Excellency has been neces sarily much preoccupied of late with oilier matters, but I cannot believe that when you come to give the case your full attention you can be satisfied with it. Now, as here tofore, I make my appeal to French friend liness, French justice aud to the enlight ened sense of French interests." THE TWO AMERICAS. A Project to Connect Buenos Ayres and New York by Bail. Washington, Aug. 15.— One of the con tinental projects which has taken posses sion of Secietary Blame's brilliant imagina tion is that of a continuous line of railway, connecting North and South America. < Readers will recollect an interview pub lished last winter with a gentleman who had such a plan under considerntion. He broadly stated that his plan was lo connect Buenos Ayres and New York by rail. He j proposed to utilize the existing lives of road already constructed where possible, whether they were owned by any of the various Governments in whose countries they ran or by private corporations. Start ing from Buouos Ayres on a road already built fur into the northwestern part of tho Argentine Republic, he proposed to cross the Andes through a pass into Chile, theuce he would proceed northward through that country to Peru, Equador and Colom- I bia; cross the isthmus, traversH Central | America and from there to the City of Mexico. Connecting lines from thence to New York are already in existence and he anticipated no further trouble wlienoucej the capital of tho Moutezuiuas was reached, j Colonel K. 11. Ropes of New York has been in this city for some days aud will soon , leave for the City of Mexico, where he will j present letters to President Diaz from Secre- I tary Biaine looking toward the beginning j of this vast railway project. Colonel Ropes represents a New York syndicate which lias been formed for the purpose of building < the line. A large proportion of stock, it i; said, has already been subscribed by the Holland Trust Company of Amsterdam, a wealthy and powerful corporation of tho Netherlands. Colonel Ropes is a native of balem, Mass., and a mulii-milliouairu. C'OINCJKKSsS. THE BEN ATE. Quay Offers an Fzslanation— The Kiver and H rbor Bill. ■Washington, Aug. 15.— 1n the Senate to-day Quay made a i ersonal explanation as to the remarks attributed to him in the re ports of the Republican caucus last night. He had been represented as saying that ho "did not wish to have the Southern mem bers of the House of Representatives yelp ing at his heels, urged on by the Speaker." He had made no such remark, and had made no reflection on the distinguished presiding officer of the other brunch of Congress. Hoar expressed the hope that it would not be understood that because Quay felt called upon to contradict such a statement other people were not also railed upon to contradict mendacious statements as to them on a similar subject. The Senators knew that the statements as to himself were mendacious. F-rye moved to proceed to the considera tion of the River and Harbor Bill. ' Edmunds demanded the ayes and noes. A vote ■ was taken and the motion was agreed to— »yf« 30, no«* 9— so t!ii? ,">enve , proceeded to the consideration of the River and Harbor Bill. Hampton having asked Frye to allow him to have a bill taken up for action, Frye excused himself for declining to do so, and said that he had asked the Finance Com mittee to let him nave two days for con sideration of the River and Harbor Bill, to-day and to-morrow, and that be should ask the Senate to remain in session to morrow until the bill was liuistied. He did not feel at liberty, therefore, to yield any time for any other business. Among the amendments reported by the Committee on Appropriations and agreed to by the Senate were the following: In serting $500,000 for an entrance to Galves ton Harbor, Texas; Inserting a provision for a commission to determine the best lo cation for a deep-water harbor on the Pa cific Coast; inserting a provision fcr a like commission to re-examine the harbor at Port Orford, Oregon, for a harbor of refuge; increasing the appropriations for a canal at the Cascades, Oregon, from 5400.000 to £450,000; for the mouth of Columbia River, Oregon, from $425,000 to $500,000; for the lower Willamette and Columbia rivers, in front of and below Portland, Oregon, from £80,000 to 3100,000; for Cowlitz River, Washington, from $4000 to $SOIX), and for Columbia River, irom the head of Ruck Island Rapids to the foot of Priest Rapids, Washington, from £(iU,'JOO to 579.000. of which $10,000 may be used for a survey from tliH international boundary to Rock Island Rapids; inserting a provision for a boaid of three engineers, officers of the army, to select and survey the location of a ship-canal to connect the waters of lakes Union, Lasha and Samamish with Puget Sound. Section 4, giving the Secretary of War authority to require the alteration of rail road bridges over navigable waters when they are obstructions to navigation, was, after some modifications, agreed to. Adjourned. ■ ~;v-v THE HOUSE. A Breeze Created Over a Resolution to Arrest All Absentees. Washington, Aug. 15.— The (louse to day proceeded to the consideration of the conference report on the Indian Appropria tion Bill. After considerable debate, during which Springer moved to recommit the bill to the Committee on Indian Affairs, th«) confer ence report was agreed to. The House then resumed consideration of the Nat. McKay bill, the question being on its reference to the Committee on Claims. This was rejected, and pending further consideration of the bill, Cannoiu by unan imous consent, cited the use of the resolu tion providing that the unexpended bal ance of the appropriation for the aid of the Mississippi flood sufferers, be used to aid destitute persons in Oklahoma. After the adoption of an amendment pro viding that the money be disbursed under the direction of the Secretary of War, the resolution was passed. A vote was then taken on the passage of the McKay resolutiou, which resulted ayes 57, noes 50. No quorum, and the call of the House was ordered, but it failed to de velop a quorum. Thomas of Wisconsin offered a resolution directing theSergeaut-at-Arins to arrest all absent members. Baker of New Yoik created some little excitement by offering as a substitute a res olution citing an editorial appearing in the New York Sun of this moruiuK upon the declaration of Roger Q. Mills of Texas that this (Washington) is no place for a man when a campaign is on, etc. Scarcely had the Clerk begun to read the preamble when he was interrupted by pro tests from both sides of the House. Baker declined to accept the Speaker's suggestion that he withdraw it, but he fin ally withdrew the preamble. . ". In spite : of protests . the resolution was read. It revokes all leaves of absence ex cept those granted for illness or to Roger Q. Mills and others employed like him iv an educational campaign. The Speaker, disregarding entirely Ba ker's resolution, put the question on Thomas' resolution, and dilatory tactics were indulged in until 5 o'clock, when the House took a recess, the evening session to be for the consideration of private pension bills. ■■ At the evening session 136 private pension bills were passed and the House adjourned until to-morrow. Tho Weather Bureau. Washington, Aug. 15.— Local showers occurred in the Southern and Middle At lantic States, and in the Ohio Valley and Florida, followed by fair weather this morn ing (generally throuithnut tho Northern States, the Ohio Valley and Tennessee, cooler in the Central Valley, lake regions aud Northern New England and warmer jn the Northwest. A storm of considerably velocity is moving eastward, central aud north of Dakota. THE STRIKE ENDED. So Says Railroad President Chaaccey Depew. Pinfcerton Still Recruiting Men to Guard the New York Central. The Trouble Over at Buffalo— The Loco motive Firemen of Syracuse Decide Not to Quit Work. Bpeclal Dispatcnet to The Mohxino Call. Hamburg. August 13. — Chauncey De pew, President of the New York Central road, in an interview to-day was asked his opinion of the situation of affairs in regard to the strike on that road. Depew, in re ply, said he did not think it necessary to express an opinion, in view of the fact that the strike was ended. Syracuse, Aug. 15.— The Executive Board of the Locomotive Firemen that has been in cession in Ulica for the past two days adjourned to-night and the delegates returned to their homes. The meeting was executive. The board consisted of fourteen delegates, representina fourteen lodges, comprising the New York Central district. These fourteen delegates repre sent over 700 firemen in tbe employ of the Now York Central. The delegate from the Syracuse Ledge returned from Utica to night and talked quite freely of what had been done at the meeting. He said the meeting, though protracted, Mas one of harmony, and ail agreed upon mat ters of importance. The meeting, he Said, hud been called to discuss the advisability of striking. Numerous speeches were made, both in favor of striking and against it. When the mutter was finally put to a vote it was de cided to stand by the constitution of the order and not strike unless ordered by authority. They concluded they themselves had no grievance but what could be amicably settled nitii the company without the ex pense of a strike. pinkerton's men. New Youk, Aug. 15. — Pinkerton is still recruiting men to guard the property of the New York Central Railroad. Every appli cant is personally examined by l : ,J*f uk erton. To be succflssf ul the applicant must be at least 5 feet 8 inches tall, and men of robust build are pre ferred. The pay is $15 per week, with board and lodging while on active duty and half pay while not actively engaged. Fully fifty recruits were engaged to-day. They were taken iD a roundabout way to the rear of the Grand Central Depot. Tho destination of this company was West Albany. They were a tough looking lot of men that would make a bad fight if they got iuto a conflict. Before starting them Finkerton made an address. "Now you are not sent out to kill people," he said, "but if your lives are in danger you know what to do. You must not go out expecting a picnic, because ihere will be lots of hard work aod lonu •lOLrs. You will hardly be able to gel boarding-houses, but we'll feed you and take care of you. Obey the orders of your captain, and you'll get your pay." THE STRIKE DEAD AT BUFFALO. Buffalo. Aug. 15. — General Master Workman Powderly, Secretary Hayes and J. J. Holland, members of the Executive Board of the Knights of Labor, arrived here this morning and left for New York. That they did nol remain in Buffalo shows that the trouble on the Central is over. District Master Workman Lee is also sup posed to be here, but if he came to put new life into, the Buffalo strikers he came too lute. The strike is dead here beyond resur rection. A meeting of switchmen, which lasted until 2 o'clock this morning, drove the last nail in its cotliu. The switchmen decided they would remain at work. This momiLg a visit was paid to the headquarters ol the strikers, but the place was empty. Aluasy (N. V.), Aug. 15.— Tfia Knights of Labor have issued a circular, m which they assert the state of affairs regarding the strike is misrepresented by the papers of the country. They say everything is pro gressing in their favor; that, contrary to the reports of officials, the railroad com pany is refusing all shipments of freight offered. New York, Aug. 15.— At noon to-day Webb said that tlie affairs of the New York Central were in such good condition that the heads of the various departments could again assume control. Webb denied that he asked the Governor to call out the militia at East and West Albany. General Superintendent Voorhees said he has received many applications for rein statement for old men. Their cases will be considered. Powderly sent a dispatch stating he would arrive here this evening. MOBOCCO DBBBBKBB OUT OF WOItK. Ltss (Mass.), Aug. 15.— Six hundred morocco-dressers here are without employ ment, and by the end of the week tho num ber will reaeli 1500. As soon as the manu facturers learned of the strike at Moultoi/s factory they discharged their finishers and to-day many others have been oblised to leave. THE PAYMASTER FAILED TO APPEAR. CHICAGO, Aug. 16.— A1l the switchmen on the \S abash ro.id struck this afternoon, completely tying up the line. Pay-day is the 15th of the mouth, and as the pay master did not appear tv-day the men quit. The paymaster will be here Saturday night. • THE GUANO AKSIY. California Delegates Banqueted by Lincoln Post of Charleston. Boston, Aug. 15. — Abraham Lincoln Tost, G. A. I!., of Charleston, whl;h had as its guests the members of Lincoln Post of Son Francisco, to-night gave a recep tion and banquet at its hall to the dele gates from all the California departments. Six members of George Long Post of Honolulu were also present. Speeches were made by Judge Buckles, Department Commander of California, Junior Vice- Commander Wharf, Coininander-iu-Chief Veasey, Commander Hall of Abraham Lincoln Post and several others. General Veasey, the newly elected Com mander-in-Chlef, issued his first general order to-day. He announces officially the election results and then makes the follow ing staff appointments: Adjutant-General, Comrade Joseph H. Goulding of Kulland, Vt. ; Quartermaster-General, Comrade John Fowler of Philadelphia. The headquarters of the G. A. It. are established at liutlaud, Vt. : -...-; - . • : ♦ A COFFEE SYNDICATE. Plantations in Brrzil to Be Bought Up and Fricss Krgulatfd. Baltimore, Aug. 15.— The coffee mer chants of this city are very much interested over tho rumored formation of a coffee syndicate with a capital of $5,000,000. Several cables were sent to Rio this morn ing asking advice as to the syndicate. One dealer here, who has relations with both Rio and Santos, says the syndicate is for the purpose of doing 1 away with the middle man, who is an importer in the c< ffee trade. The syndicate will buy up all the coffee it can from planters, regulate the prices and ship to an agency In thu Unitod States, in stead of to the importer. ■» "Adonii" Dixfy Sufd for Divorce. New Yoiik, Aug. 15.— Mrs. Ida J. Dixey has instituted suit in the Supreme Court for a limited divorce from Henry E. Dixey, the comedian, on the grouud of neglect and non-support. The couple were murried June 2. 1878, and have two children. Her complaint asks for a separation and a suit able allowance for herself ana children. - ■ ;"' ■ "■' . • ".■■■■. • Tremnrer Fit trick's Ehortse*. Tekke Haute (liicl.), Aug. 15.— 1n con nectiou with the general exposure ol short age of ex-City Treasurer Fitzpatrick the Express says. Tlie Finance Committee was engaged in going over the books yes terday of Treasurer Fitzpatrick for his last term of twenty years and found a shortage of $9400, and suit will be immediately entered against his bondsmen to cover the amount. A resolution will be introduced in the next Council meeting to investigate bis first term, as information now warrants the belief that there may be a like amount short. Grave Charges Against a Widower. St. Paul, Aug. 15.- H. Horton and his wife and C-yeur-old daughter went out row ing last night, and the two latter were drowned, as Horton claimed, by the cap sizing of the boat. After the drowning Horton went to bed at a hotel and did not report the accident to the police until this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Horton bad had trouble and separated aud had only made up a few days ago. The police be lieve Hortun is responsible for the death of his wife and daughter and he has been ar rested. Nebraska Democrat!. Washington, Aug. 15. — The Democratic State Convention did not adjourn until day light this morning. James E. Boyd of Omaha was nominated for Governor; Dr. Alexander Bar of Norfolk for Lieutenant- Governor; Flunk W. Sprauue of Kushville for Secretary of. State; W. U. Oushing of Plattsmouth for Treasurer, and John G. Uiggins of Grand Island for Attorney- General. A Xnrdmm Lover. Blair (Nebr.), Aug. 15.— Hattio Towne was probably fatally wounded aud her father instantly killed by Charles Prait near Kennard this morning. Pratt, who worked for Towne, was discharged for making love to Hattic. He came to the house this morning and shot and killed Towno and shot the girl in the bacK. Pratt is in jail. Lynching is threatened. Letter-Carriers' Convention. Boston, Aug. 15.— John J. Goodwin of Providence was elected Presideut of the Letter-carriers' National Convention to-day. THE RAILWAYS. Change in the Management of the Eastern Minnesota. St. Paul, Aug. 15. — A complete change in the officer* and directors of the Eastern Minnesota Jphilway was effected at the an nual meeting yesterday. The new officers are: President, W. P. Clough; Vice-Pres ident, M. D. Grover; Secretary and Treas urer, Edward Sawyer. Directors — dough, Grover, Sawyer and J. J. Hill, all of whom are prominently identified with the Great Northern. The retirement of M.D.Minn: from the Presidency has been expected. At present he is somewhere on the Pacific Coast. It is known that several of his East ern Minnesota associates have followed him to tbe Coast. It is said they have estab lished an office in San Francisco and are further an unknown enterprise of tbe Great Northern. One of the reports Is that they are run ning a line and securing the right-of-way to extend the Great Northern from Butte, Mont., through Boise City, Idaho, to San Francisco. This, however, lias been re peatedly denied by the officials of the road. The fact, however, remains that Miuot is upon the Coast, and F. C. Cruger, formerly Treasurer of the Eastern Minnesota, and one or two other former employes of the company are also there on a mission, whether they are in the interest of the Great Northern or some other company. New Yokk, Aug. 15. — The vote for reor ganization of the Oregon and Transconti nental was nearly unanimous. Less than 4 per cent, of the capital stock voted in the negative. New York, Aug. 15.— An official state ment of the Union Pacific's earnings lor the mouth., of June shows an incroa.se in the gross earnings of $494,000 aud an in crease in the net earnings of $40,000. The increase for six months is: Gross $1,293. --000 and net 8-"-"-',OOO. THE NATIONAL. TREASURY. A Flan to Call In tbe VA Per Cent Bocds. Silver Purchases. Washington, Aug. 15.— General Nettle son, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, has returned to Washington from New York, where he spent some time in confer ence with prominent bankers in regard to the financial situation. He was in commu nication with Secretary Windom on the subject to-day, and it is not surprising if there should be a slight change in the Gov ernment's bond-buvinc policy within the next few days. Secretary Wiudoni said, just before leaving Washington, that he had considered a proposition for the re demption of the I^4 per cent loan at par, but he has not reached a conclusion. The amount of silver offered the Treas ury Department to-day was 794,000 ounces, of which 417,000 ounces were accepted. The Director of the Mint refuses to give the price- paid, but it is known to be more than $1 14. The London quotation of silver to day was o'Jd and the New York equivalent 51.14- The silver purchased to-day was for delivery at Philadelphia, San Francisco and New Orleans. There was no reason why the public should not be informed of the rates at which the Government is willing to buy silver, but as the Director of the Mint thought otherwise, he did not care to inter fere in the matter just then. He said he would consider it more thoroughly on his return. As a result of the correspondence with Secretary Windom it was aunounced this afternoon that to-day's offers for the sale of silver were at rates ranging from SI 14 to $1 15)4. ■""' the department accepted ail offers at prices below $1 15. It is now un derstood that hereafter the same publicity will be given the Government silver tians actlons as is now given to its gold opera tions. Land Decisioaa. Washington, Aug. 15.— Assistant Secre tary of tbe Interior Chandler bus affirmed the decision of the Land Commissioner and of the local officers in holding that portion of the homestead entry of John C. Seder quist for tho northea.-t quarter of Section 24, Township 13 north, Range 0 east, Sacru meuto District, is valuable for mineral and the residue is agricultural. The Assistant Secretary has also affirmed the decision of the sama officer for cancellation the timber laud cash entry uf Neils P. NeiNon fur a quarter section of land in the Humboldt District, Cal. The Assistant Secretary also ;ii:ii mi tlie decision of the same, ofliccr in re jecting the application of .-;ti,ili Millzuer Mid George A. Little to make homestead entries to quarter sections of land in the Los Angeles District, Cal., which was within the limits of the grant to the South ern Pacific liailway Company. Army Changes. Washington, Aug. 15.— Tho War De partment will to-morrow probably order Lientenant-Colonel Oliver D. Greene, As sistant Adjutant-General, from duty at Washington and direct him to go to San Francisco as Adjutant-General of the Division of the Pacific, where he will relieve Adjutant-General George D. Ruggles. who will proceed to Governors Island, N. V.. as Adjutant Of the Division of the Atlantic, succeeding Colonel William D. Whipple, retired. It is announced that the headquarters of the Division of the Pacific will not be changed from the Presidio to Vancouver. This was contemplated because General Gibbons preferred staying at Vancouver until his retirement next spring. » McKenna congratulated. Washington, Aug. 15.— Representative McKenna is being congratulated by hosts of friends inside and out of Congress over his nomination. Mr. McEenna is regarded by his colleaaues as an invaluable member of the Ways and Means Committee. He is one of McKinley's richt-hand men and his opinion is accepted by the Chair man more readily than that of any other member. Major McKinley shook him warmly by the hand to-Uny, and said: "I am rijtbt glad you are coining back. We will need you ou our committee." Direct Tax Bill. Washington, Aug. 15.— Caswell of Wis consin to-d.iy presented in the House a resolution providing that ou Thursday, the 19th lust., the House shall proceed to the consideration of the Senate Direct Tax Bill, and at 4 o'clock ou that day the pre vious question shall be considered as or dered on UiU bill, and the pending amend ments, if any, referred to the Committee on Rules. NOT A CANDIDATE. Congressman Morrow Discusses His Nomination. No Apportionment Likely to Be Hade for Some Time to Come. California Will Not Gain Increased Repre sentation In the Next Congress. Friendly Jokes. Special Dispatches to Tee Morn'ixo C*r.t_ Washington, Aug. 15.— A California Associated Press correspondent called upon Mr. Morrow to-night and said: "This morning's Associated Press dispatches from Sacramento, announcing that Mr. Campbell and yourself bad been nomi nated Congressnien-at-large, was a mistake, I presume, and should have read Coin mitteemen-at-larce 1" " No, it meant just what it said. They bave nominated me for Cousressman-at large." "I suppose, then, th>>.t they have antici pated the apportion law?" "That is what they have done, and it seems to me a very absurd proceeding, and one for which there is "no law. It seems remarkable that trot one out of five or six hundred delegates should have known better than to anticipate an act of Congress in this manner. If my nomination af Conirressnian-at-large should be allowed to stand, aud I should receive a majority of votes cast at the election next November. I would have no more right to a seat in Congress than you nave, and were it not for the fact that ex-members are privileged persons, I would not even be allowed the' courtesy of the floor. Take the case of Mr. Campbell, if he should be "elected" as Congressman-at-large, he would not only be ruled out as a member of Congress, but could not have the privilege of the floor, except while he might have a con test on hand. Contestants for Congressional seats, you know, are given the privilege of the floor pending a decision by the House on the contest. No, sir, the apportionment act must be first passed by Congress and ap portionment made by the Legislature before any legal election can occur." " Perhaps the convention thought Con gress would pass the apportionment law be fore election," suggested your correspond ent. SHOULD HAVE KNOWN* IT. "Well, I know and you know and that convention should have known that this could not possibly De done before adjourn ment It is not even probable that it will have passed Congress by next March when this Congress adjourns. if it should then be passed by the Fifty-second Congress, California's additional Congressmen would not be entitled to seats until the Fifty-third Congress." "Perhaps the convention had this in mind when It nominated you," said the correspondent, who detected something like irony in Mr. Morrow's answer. " Well, 1 am extremely obliged to them for taking time by the forelock and nomi nating me three or four years ahead of time." Mr. Morrow did not appear to be dis gruntled or piqued in the least He only laughed as he said: "The affair is very ab surd and ridiculous. It lias occasioned ninny a joke in the House to-day. Speaker Reed asked me when California found out she ought to have better representation in Congress; another fellow suggested some thing about a 'premature birth,' while a third bawled out that 1 was 'a man without a country.' NOT A COMPLIMENT. "I consider the affair more of an affront than a compliment. I nave said time and again that I did not de-ire to return to Congress, but if I did wish to return my own district await* me." Tne correspondent gave it as his opin ion that the convention did not intend any affront in extending to him unasked nomination for California Cougressmau-at lar,e; that in fact it should be considered a great compliment. The San Francisco Call and other newspapers had favored Markhaiu only because Mr. Morrow was pre-eminently qualified to look after Pacific Coast matters in Congress by reason of his Influence aud position upon important committees. Indeed, they esteemed him 5" highly that he was considered not only the Fourth District representative, but one - who by his long experience was so well qualified to represent all of California and the Pacific Coast Inter ests in Cjngress. Therefore the Sacramento convention tendered him the nomination as Congressman "at large." a very appropri ate compliment. But Mr. Morrow could not see it in this light He was inclined to consider it as fin awk ward and ill-timed action, and one which embarrassed him not a little, if it did not offer him personal Indignity. IP ELECTED. "What reason have you to suppose that if elected as ConKressman-at-largc you would not be seated?" asked the correspondent. "Why, in the first place the ordinary Comprehension of law should tell a man as much," said he; " besides, there are precedents to etude us. In 1880 a man named Major was nominated and elected Congressman-at-large. When people had found out that according to the census of 1880 Nebraska was entitled to additional representation, of course lie was not seated. The only exception to this rule that I know whs when California discovered that she was entitled to an additional congressional representation, and had been for several years, Congressman-elect Lowe went down to Washington and represented that Cali fornia had for several years back been entitled to another member of Congress, and he was seated, not by any law but arbitrarily. All other cases have been like the one cited from Nebraska, that of Ma jor." TAKE DOWN MORROW. Mr. Morrow stated to the correspondent that Chairman Belden of the Re publican Congressional Committee to day telegraphed to the Republican leaders in California to "take down Morrow's and Campbell's nominations for Congressnien-at-large.l as there is no law for such procedure. "Mr. Morrow was asked what reason the convention could have had to nominate him Congressman-at large. He answered; "I will not attempt to reason the matter out." «,- - v,- - "And do you think it could have been a plan inspired by your opponents?" "I don't know; it may be so," he an swered. Mr. McKenna was seen. He was of the same opinion as Mr. Morrow regarding the legality of such proceedings, ".besides," said Mr. McKennn, "under the new apportion ment of 175,000 to each Congressional district California population of 1.270,000 would only j allow Calitornia one additional representa tive. However, McKenna differed with Mr. Morrow in this: He considered the con vention only . meant to pay Mr. Morrow a compliment, at any rate be (McKenun), would have so considered, aud would have felt very much gratified at such action. The California Associated Press correspondent called upon Chairman Kowell of House Elections Committee. Mr. Kowell, the joint author of the so-called "Lodge Elec tion Bill," and he is thoroughly posted on all congressional election matters, all !of which come under notice of bis committee. He said Mr. .Morrow was quite right -in the opinion that such nomination would not hold good. He remembered the case of Major which Mr. Morrow had cited, but could not remember the case of Lowe of California. . ' TUB APPORTIONMENT BILL. However, ho was of • opinion i that '• the Apportionment Bill - would .- pass at next . winter's . session, and consequently those States entitled to additional representation would secure it ;in ■■ the . Fifty-second Congress. Them had been great pressure brought to bear to have Congress pas* the bill before adjournment, so thai additional representatives could -be elected next No vember; but this would be next to impossi ble. ". .:•. Besides ;"■ Legislatures fj of ;~, various States j. must ;, meet 4 and - apportion the •ii. 1 i i i i — iirn~rr-innT"T ir-n f*S • i -ifi'i ■ nirwinMiiimiiiM MUST IAYE ROOM! There will be two pages added to SUNDAY'S CALL to make room for advertisements. Have your ad. big or little, in the medium of THE FEOFX-iEJ'S OHOICB I 111 l in ii i PRICE FIVE CENTS. different Congressional districts, lessening some and creating others where popula tion on basis of 175.000 to each district would warrant it Another plan can be adopted which doei away with by State Legislatures. This consists in an act of Congress creating the offlca of Congressmen-at-large for any named State thus: In California, instead of the Legislature creating one or more new Congressional districts, tw<» or more "Congressman-at-large" would be authorized by Congress. The California case will be mcd by Chairman Biiden as a "test case" or precedent to govern similar cases which are expected to arise in different States as the census show ing the State population U completed. DESTROYED A VILLAGE. Railroad Contractors Render Tliirty-lIYU Families Homeless. Bed Cliff (Colo.), Aug. 15.— Contractors for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, finding they could not finish a piece of road according to contract, put in a heavy blast containing over one ton of pow der. After notifying all the people to leave town and seek safety farther up tho mountains, the blast was touched off. After the smoke had cleared away it was found that the whole vil lage had almost been demolished, nothing being left of five houses, while thirty others were budly wrecked and rendered uninhabitable. The houses will be rebuilt at the expense of the con tractors, and in the meantime thirty-riva families will be compelled to live in teats. PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT, Henrik Ibsen makes his wife copy all his manuscripts for him. lint distinguishing feature of Mr. Blame's visit to Cape May was the enthu siasm with which tie was received. Since his retirement from oflice P inea Bismarck lias reduced his weight, has slept better, and is generally in better health. The Marchioness of Londonderry will soon take a trip to America, her physicians having recommended a sea voyage for her health. Lawyer Hummel of New York says thtt money, matrimony and alimony make pearly all the business for the courts of justice. Thomas Hart, a resident of Australia tv ho is eighth In descent from Shakespeare' t sister Joan, is the uearest living relative of the great poet Henry E. Abbey, who is probably the most successful theatrical manager of tlia time, began his career as a cornet player in an Ohio rural orchestra. It has been discovered that tho German Empress is descended from Harold J, founder of the Kingdom of Norway, and from Hakon V, its last King, The Duke of Hamilton received $3,000,000 for the Hamilton Palace collection, recently S"H, and the Government made him pay 690,000 inland revenue tax on thK Mrs. Dorothy Stanley, it is said, does not care for dress, but her artistic sense of color and fuim is so strong and true that she canuot help getting herself up becom ingly. James Lane Allen, the Kentucky writer, is very tall, but his figure is shape!;' Though still quite a young man. there is gray hi his hair and mustache, but liU oyet are bright. The Prince of Wales is going to Hungary toward the end of September to visit Count Festetics and Count K. irohi, and there will be a mm it-s of hunting parlies on their re spective estates. If Sara Bernhar<lt cannot be turned fnru her fell purpose to piny Romtn>, we beg leave to call her attention to the fact tn.it Toil i.-h women eat rose-leaves with butter M secure plum: n --. Governor Francis of Missouri is still r. young man. lie is of medium height, wi'.' a puitly figure, and has a blonde mustac ■», light hair and blue eyes. His voice Is well modulated and pleasant. Prince George's full name is Georse Fre l erick Ernest Albert. He is the second B>n of the Prince and Princess of Wales*, a < is just 25 years old- He resembles his father in looks and manner. The President and Secretary Halfcrd wer« lost In the woods, while riding near Bladeusburg a few days ago. Night com ing on they saw the lights of the capi.al and were thus guided home. Colonel lugernoll says that he has no superstition, except it may lie that on« of the old Scotch laiiy, who always believed that if she lived through February i c would live through the year. Marguerite, the pretty princess who is going to marry her cousin, the I>uo d'Orleans— "the prisoner of Clairvaux" — has a good temper, goud manners and va rious musical ai,d artistic accompli-' - nients. Oue of the most persuasive orators in ths National House of Representatives is \V. J. Stone of Missouri. He is tall and thin mid a typical Southerner. He has «trait:nt black hair and high cheek-bones and ttia gift of eloquence. Word comes from Sumter, S. C, t: it Cadet Whittaker, who was so badly lm at West Point a few years ago. is teach. r z ata colored military academy there. Wei der if the little bo) 3 sueak round to sue where his ears were cut. One of the guests at Sea Grit Is the 1 oness yon Frieser, formerly Miss Smith • Philadelphia. The baroness is a pc . bruncttee, with small but pretty featu brown eyes and jet black hair. Her I b.uul is a tall and robust blonde. Archduchess Elizabeth, daughter of late Crown Prince of Austria, is said t( growing exactly like her mother. Theli girl is an enthusiastic entomologist never leaves the castle of Lixenburg, wl she lives, without a butterfly net. Minister Phelps owns 51,000,000 in estate in and about Washington. 1 week ne sold tor SJSn.oOO a tract of lan. the outskirts of the city that cost I $so,ooo a few years azo, and he has I' offered 8300,000 for a piece of land opp< the riiini'sp legation, for whicu he p 830,000 in 18S2. Many people have expressed astonish. input at the fact that the Prince of Wales speaks German with perfect fluency. The truth 1% that command of English is tue surprising thing. In the royal nursery German was spoken until Albert Edward was 12 years of aue. The Priuce is also in thorough command of French. 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