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The Conference Committee Has
Readied an Agreement. -;:
2; ; lii ■■iniitial Subsidy at $153,000 lot a
:£•'?£ Period of Fifteen Years Allowed.
■■■/• 'lie-San Francisco Ppstofßce Site— An Appro
v^a-^-prlation -. for .Experimenting In .
f . : :.-^:^^;-- ■■ Silk Culture. , : .v ;
•-;'■'-•:•;'•' *r"l«l .to The Mobnis'o Call.
•■.•./■■•.■■^ViAsnixojo?.:,' /March 2.— The conterrees
■'-..■■ outlie Diplomatic 'Appropriation Bill had a
-.- ■' weefingtp-day arid considered the only item
.';••.' of dispute between the' Senate and House,
■}'■' ■viz., - the trans-Pacific, Cable Bill. After
; ./'considerable discussion an agreement was
. ■■ « reached, whereby m subsidy of $150,000 will
In- annually paid to any cable company that
O" .may desire and. is able to lay a cable, pro
vided that Hawaii will furnish one-third of
• •':'-■ this amount as her quota of aid. Tho sub
: sidy is to be paid annually: for a period of
:.-. .fifteen *«ars. Kepresentative Morrow and
'\C ■'. General- Eta'rtwei) feel much encouraged,
- '■•:' and believe tliattlifi conference report will
, ■:. be adopted to-morrow. •
' .•■;';'!'->;BAN I l; LSI [-( 6 POSTOFFICE SITE.
' ... '!!.-■ in-n ate- amendment to the Sundry
..' :■;-. l .v.l A: pn priatiou Bill increasing the ap
•.. ■priipriatiun for il.e S.i a. Francisco Postofliee
•.■ ,■!:, building by 8450,000 has been agreed to by
':.\l tlie conference xm the part of the House,
• : and the report of the Conference Committee
-..••."Iwllibe presented to-morrow, and will in all
■'. . .liability be agreed to. Morrow and
'■; Cliinie are feeliue happy over the success
. :: ;,''''of -their efforts,, as will they may. They
;■■•'•• have also secured an appropriation of 910,000
! ": ' .-.tor the "re*. 6nt San Francisco.
f- '.'\,; The P. stft .Subsidy Bill has passed, and
/■'..' altogether 0 tigress daring Its last few days
•■■will have < ivcted leEisiation for the Pacific
„;\ Coast that ill surely be appreciated.
'}_. ifs . • ■■•:.■;;;.: MI.X ( II. !I 88. . • :'.
.'.:■; : 'V The Acriiiiiltural Appropriation Bill as
'-. : • reported to : the . Senate to-day contains the
?•' following amendment of interest to the
.. coast: To '''enable the Secretary. of Agrlcul
■ 7: lure to collect and disseminate Information
-,: relating to silk culture; to purchase and
j'" ' distribute ..-worm eggs and mulberry
trees and continue at some point in tlia Dis
:->.'trict of Columbia experiments with auto
:"...-inatlc machinery for reeling silk from co
.■■':•.':"coons and to pay. the expenses Incurred in
-I." collecting, purchasing, preparing for trauv
■':': pbrtation and transporting cocoons used in
V. ■ these experiments, and to pay the expenses
.--. of the stations connected witnsald section
\ and the necessary traveling expenses, 820,
--: J.-c»\ : The Secretary of Agriculture is hereby
.;■ j-'-'thorized to sell open market any anil
■"•.. .'*' 4 M silk all( silk waste product d in
.'■;■ .these v t-nerimenti" -•■ •» ■--*■ ■: ..-««•'" tt,,.
".■■proceeds \.i stun sales to the pay
■•.-. : ment of . th» legitimate expenses incurred
v\ therein, and the Secretary of Agriculture
:•••".•.■ shall make a' full report to Congress of the
•":.-. -experiments herein provided for, and also of
-:','.'all sales and purchases made under this
,':.' : .paragraph, with the names and residences of
;V all priicuers of cocoons of whem pur
■... --'"-.chases are made.; There is no appropriation
V.'niade for ; experiments by. the California
•!•"•, ladies, and when this agricultural bill
.'.'-,'} reaches ttke--llou*e ■ for concurrence in the
.•■' .-^amendments, Yandever and McK-una will
•.' (^probably opvp>'e this provision, unless it is
■■.•'.": agreed that an appropriation be male for
:!:.'j' .experiments in California. . .: .
.fcl.r- ■;■-■'..■ PACIFIC liAlLii'i-VD CLAIMS'.
:--V'v The Deficiency Appropriation Hilt, as re
.ported tn-,d;ty, -contains an amendment ap
■ '...-propri.ttins'.nioiyey to pay the Pacific rail
;•;"; roads, ihe.ani iUn't "of /their cl..iius against the
■ •V'VGave.rnru :/ ni : t.hetranspi rtatiou of sol
diers,; navaTfeciiMls, mail and commsisary
-:■■: .•"■■iioreK'.VTlits ■•ulai-iu; was reteutly defeated in
•a/the ■Ufiiise v v;..V:'.-'/--" .._:.- •■•■.-.' ; -": : .- . ; ' ■ •:•
". ■•J: ' • i.vi 1 • i:\.-\i. !.::vi:nl:: COLLECTORS nir.
: : ".-; : " So-' Jar the California ill-legation has failed
:; tp «^"r»e.cii ■ a man to recommend for the
jjf-v :posfn"od : of- 1 lector of Internal Revenue
:y.:>'fbt Jthe.tj&P Franciaco District . A meeting
; -.':;'.w-is;he!d to-.d.-\v and the name of County
'•'.■' ."iT'r'eiisiaerUHrLey -was added to the list of
"ff.'appiicant-.'.and most of the applicants wired
' . vtoKday that they/hoped action would be de
.'•V.jlnyfidiU'ntU their recommendations can ar
-7.-"."riv«.-' \'r mini rrualion received, the mem
:': -;..bersfe)v['ect.; to. be. faced by bushels of
'".;'.■; i-!idi.r--Mi. -ill-. ,Fiom . : the way the m;it
'■:"'terivwas':-, disposed 5 - -of to-*ay, it. is
.'rtV-'th'ougli.tiv-t'-at;' action, will be delayed
: i atleast until after the : rush In Congress is
: "i' s '-VndEd- on .Wednesday ;at noon. General
.-/. . V.ni ■•..-! being indorsed strongly by
\;r;wr.e,'inore. 'particularly by friends in the
.Vf.^soiiinern' -part if the State, while he also
'.''■.•-'-hJLS'.9pilie-;lndorsemeut from well-known
;';■;;■ vEe-puVncafiS -in San Francisco. :.;•••:: : -. ■
}t i *.' 1 ; A PORTAGE KAILItOAD. ; ; . '
;.•■ ■'$ The Senate Committee on Commerce re
:>' D'irted favorably and the Senate has passed
Eqlph's bill, allowinK the right of way over
;_'-.-;-'tim .Government BeseiTaUOD to a portage
railroad at . the Cascades, on Columbia
iiS liver. ..-Representative^^ Hermann has secured
r..' ; :;»fayoratple.rep<)rt on a similar bill in the
Hou~e from the Committee on Commerce. ■
7 '-vv ; .>r. ■* " ■'-. ii i' TH KAWEAU CO V.
|;'>;V- Secretary NoMe is very much disturbed
:'.'":: : at.llre:pnsitiari. taken by General Land Com
■/v.-.jinissiiiiier.'GrqiT. concerning tlio Kaweah
Colony. Th4 '.Secretary has been inclined
:j.'!> : to the;. oTiroioti that the colonists were a det
.V. ■; riment to the ..Park Kescrvation and should
. ;■■ be iemoved. It is not likely that he will re
:' cede from his iormer position in the matter
upon the- ; Statement from the Special Land
r'.- Agent. He. says he lias been pressed so
much with "work, owing to the close of the
•"'■: session, that he. has not had time to give the
■".,-' ..qae.sU.i] his official attention, but he will at
;'.;'.: -tend to it at the earliest ..opportunity should
'* ,-il^'law in the matter show that tlie colonists
....'{,•: have alright to the land-. The Secretary
;';*= expressed himself as believing the colonists
■■■:. should Le removed from the reservation, and
cornpeusatijn allowed the colonists by pro
.■;:'•'; »idiDC them :v. i;ii. .Jan(ls elsewhere. ; . •
■. :';W^';;^-*)M.OF THE : MINTS. .
y.'..1 ; ' The coin ace i executed' at the Mints of the
X ■^"'■ : U'nited ; States dtiring the mouth Febru
;'••••ary, IWI. was as follow- : -i.; .
i: .:.;-.'l)eiipniina!lpn. „ ' "' Piece". Value.
.':;r.'-p<;al.iisKaslca.....'i ■...-.: I6MIO »:i,ikh.'J()O
■-'•.'■EaglMi...... ......:;.:;. : 9,940 . 91). 40U
' HlirEiclel ;..-...'.:.... . 23,tiuo ••'.:' 118.000
■■ Vuarlcr K5j1ei..:.<5........ .- 3.51!0 8.800
ft;-Vi-Vw» lOold - y''V"--^" 188.470 .fH.414,400
■•;'.-• 'Buiiiliiru D011ar5.. .%.... ...3,035,000 $3,035.000
Jj^neii.:. .i. ...;/.. ,-..„.. 430. . i.i.uwj
■'<: '■■■?*. ";^.Total Silver ji:.L 1....:; .3,165.000 ' ¥3,078,000
"'.•'"] yiVe cents. . ./......:.. . . .. . . .1.832,000 : ' .,.- $ 7«,t)01>
-.;. "-One' tent ........ ..:;.:..... 4.730.D0U 47.300
."•:': ; - Ti>tal minor,. ..."..'.,.. ..'.0,362,000 f 123,900
.»> Total coiuage... „....,..9,923,470 $6,Ui6,<i00
■•:';VO.IV GHEUE^is;
:^i'sr' : S;k : r\ THE ". SENATE. "..
;. The House Amendment to the Shipping Bill
.••'":■■"■ ; '-^ .;';"•' • ' ■ * ..'./Agreed To. :\.-. ■ -.
•,-'•"•; ..'•V.wXsijiNGTOjr, March The Senate met
"? '. •• this morn ing at 0:30 o'clock. ■'.'■
■). %?£• The General Deficiency Bill was reported.
''■'"''■■ '•■[Hale gave notice that he would ask for its
".:'■". Curi.viileru'i hi to-day. ■. : . .
WJ'~' The Agricultural- Appropriation Bill was
i :^' •Iso reported with like notic*. ::•;
: j>;j.: : .;." The.'. credentials of .James Ilenderson
Kyle, Senator-elect from South Dakota,
■".■-•;-X*ere. presented and filed. :< ; i : i. .7 'V.-, .:
;■;■.•;■■■;• Wye called up"', the House ' amendment to
•;I- the Tonnage Subsidy Bill and moved to uo-n- .
':•': :' : - : '.leoncuf in the i'.iu 'iiiiiiii-iit, and' : that the: re-
: :\-'v.Vtiuest. of the House "for a conference'- be
.< granted. A'~';c '--■■'. ;',.• •.;• • •
%r .■"•"■:-•■.■: H- Kitn repressed a wish-that the House
•nieirliiientije concurred ip;. rather than
'{„.,. -:• thai danger of a wore objectionable bill
.;.', .:■: from the Conference- Committee be Incurred:
j; ;.;: „-i:Tue• sqbjjtfizing of .'ships, he beld. was .not .
1; ... .eoin'E to 1-ncreiistf commerce. The only way
5... 4o Increase either. ship.-, he exports was to
going to Hn-.reiiijf cninmerce. The only way
•oini-iease either im'poi is or exports was to
•k •-; iviuove t tie "shaeUlCa of the tariff. The Dill
h, :.:.Miiiply*ndnal<e<lly. was a gift to the ship
;• .■/.-.owners of. the country. . .'-.:..'
,-: .'>■";.-•' M"rrill moved to concur In the House
• •.-.;' anieuomenfc. • .' •.;•■;-./■
.: - ; ■ Vest exureised himself as opposed to all
manner of subsidies. The suhiily did not
apply merely to vessels to be built hereafter.
The'Ked Star line, with four American
built ships running from Philadelphia,
would receive a large subsidy • without ex
pending a single dollar even for repairs, and
the Pacific Mail Company would receive
SHOO.OOO a year without further expenditure.
These companies are already making money
without aid from the Treasury. - But at the
risk of appearing inconsistent, he was will-
Ing, if it would terminate the - matter and
prevent the. bringing in of a worse bill, to
agree to the Hotue amendment. •■ -
Cameron stated that as to the Star line, it
has been doing business at a loss. • .
The question being on Morrill's motion to
concur, Cockrell, Harris and Kttaga.ll stated
their Intention to vote Bgainst it and Vest
stated his intention to vote for it, because
otherwise it was certain a conference report
would make a worse kill.
After voting down half a dozen amend
ments offered by Vest, AlcPherson and Mor
gan for free ships, the reduction of the sub
sidy, etc., a vote was taken on Morrill's mo
tion to concur in the House amendment for
postal subsidies. Agreed to— ayes .37, noes
33. •.
The bill now goes to the President.
Sherman offered a resolution electing Sen
ator Henderson of Nebraska as President
pro tempore, to hold office during the pleas
ure 1 1 the Senate, and Gorman offered a res
olution tendering the thanks of the Senate
to lngall* for the "eminently courteous,
dignified, able and absolutely impartial man
ner in which he presided over its delibera
tions and performed the duties of President
pro tempore." Both resolutions were agreed
to, and the oath of othce was administered
to Mandorson.
The Bouse bill relating to the treaty of
reciprocity with the Hawaiian Islands was
passed; also, the House joint resolution ap
propriating §1,000,000 for the improvement
of the Mississippi River, to be Immediately
Pugh was appointed on the committee to
attend Senator Hearst's funeral, in place of
Dawes, excused.
The Postoffice Appropriation Bill was
then taken up mid Frye, in place of the
amendment which he had offered Saturday
night, offered one appropriating 51.400,000
for ihe transportation of foreign mails.
Morgan moved to amend Frye'* amend
ment by inserting a proviso that the Post
niaster-Ueueral may employ any ships
owned exclusively by citizens of the United
The conference report on the bill regard
ing the claims for Indian depredations. was
1 resented and agreed to.
Carlisle moved to amend Frye's motion
by reducing the amount for transportation,
ot foreign mails to 81,250,000, nud it was
agreed to.
The ()ii"stion being on Morgan's amend
ment allowing contracts to be made with
vessels owned exclusively in tin* United
States, Plumb moved to add to it the words,
"and constructed in the United States."
Morgan then withdrew his amendment,
remarking that the vote just taken had
annulled the purpose he had in view.
Frye's amendment, as amended, was agreed
to and the bill was passed.
A resolution was offered continuing the
Select Committee on Pacific Railroad Debts
during the recess of the Senate with power
to sit at -Washington. Agreed to.
The Senate tiien, at '-' o'clock in the after
noon, proceeded to the consideration of the
Agricultural Appropriation Bill.
Carlisle made a point of order against the
committee amendment allowing sorghum-
Rugar manufacturers the use of distilled
spirits free of tax.
The point was submitted to the Senate,
and the amendment ruled to bo in order —
ayes 20, noes 23.
The amendment wns then agreed to.
Stewart offered an amendment appropri
ating 520,000 for the collection an pub ii a
tion of information as to the best methods
of cultivating the soil by Irrigation, an ex
tending the limit of time from June 1, 1891,
to January 1, 1892. Agieed to.
Paddock moved to amend by inserting
the "Pure Food Bill." Excluded on a pjini
of order.
The bill was then passed, and the Sen ite
"xpeeeded to the consideration of the Geu
eiT, BflL
pendel, O ISI a"jSoRS *"" I SS2Sb S lhe
Committee on Bales to sit'VAlL'if.'^'f '„
was reported aim agreed to, with a i? a ■_....,,
ment, ottered by Hoar, Instructing the comm
ittee to consider and report what chances,
if any, ought to be made in the observance
of the Senate in regard to paying honor to :
its deceased members. -. « ■-
A message was received from the Presi
dent returning, without his approval, Sen
ate bill conferring jurisdiction on the Court
of Claims to inquire into and determine how
much the hulls of the United Slates doiible
enders Agawam and Pontoomc cost Con
tractor George W. Lawrence above the con
tract price an! allowances for extra work,
and to enter judgment for the amount in
favor of the administratrix of Lawrence.
The ground of the sident's 1 veto is it
would establish a dangerous precedent for
the Government to declare it would make up
to a contractor any loss he had sustained by
reason of lhe lownes • of his bid and the sub
sequent unexpected advance in the price of
material." .
The Senate took a recess till 8 o'clock this
evening. . '."■ ;■
At the evening session the vote by which
the Senate last week passed tlie Ii us bill
to pay the judgments of the court claims
for any supplies under the Bowman act, .
was reconsidered on motion of darns. The
Senate amendments were d sa.-r .toa id
Hie bill pas-el without amend .1 St.
The reason assigned was that they coul 1
not be acted on iv the House and if retained
the whole bill would fail. ..
The consideration of :he Deficiency Bill :
was proceeded with. The item jto pay the'
widows of Chief Justice Waitu and Justice:
Miller one year's salary was opposed by
Berry as an unauthorized giftof the people's
money, and advocated by ickburu as a
settled practice of Congress. &.1
Finally a vote was taken, and the items
agreed to. Yeas 49, nays 10.
The negative votes were: Bate," Berry,
Carlisle, Cocurell, Cake, Qeorz*-, .( rues 01
Arkansas, Plumb, Reagan a nd Vest
The next subject that provoked di3CU3
sinn was the proposition to give a month's
extra pay to officers and employes of the
Plumb spoke of the unconscionable ex
travagance of the two Houses, and saW that
while the pay of Senat is amounted to
$400,000 a year, the pay of tiiost; who waited
on them amounted to $600,000. - .
Tiie House it^iu was struck out of the bill,
yeas 31, nays 21. ;■ •
Paddock introduced into the discussion a
new subject, the Conger Lard Bill, but It
was soon wound lit) by a declaration 011 the
part of Vance that the Conger Lard Bill
was dead. •'.-•■
AH the amendments having been disposed
of, the bill wad reported to tin- Senate, bnt
final action was reserved until to-morrow
The conference report on the leeislatlve
bill was agreed to, and a further conference
The conference report on the Sundry
Civil li.ll went over without action.
The Senate j Int resolution, providing
for the hist nifetinm of the several < Ircuit
Courts of the United States, under the new
act, "ii the third Tuesday of June, lb'Jl, was
'llie House amendment to the Senate bill
for the inspection oi cattle, etc., was con
curred in.
A further conference was ordered on the
Indian Appropriation Bill.
A message Iron the House in relation to
the death of Representative Piielan ot Ten
nessee was laid before the Senate, and after
eulogistic remarks, as a further mark of re
spect, the Senate at 1 :0j o'clock adjourned
until morniug. ■■ . -r
The Conference Beport on tho Copyright BUI
■]'„ .Submitted.
Washington, March 2.— ln the House
this morning .the conference report on tho
bill to repeal the timber-culture law was
agreed to.
Cutcheon of Michigan moved that the
House nonconcur in the Senate amend
ments to the Army Reorganization Bill,
but on a point of order the bill was sent to
the Committee of th« Whole.
Subsequently the Speaker stated that an
error had been made in referring the bill to
the ■ Committee of the Whole. It should
have been sent to th& Committee on Mili
tary Affairs and would lie so referred.
On motion of Carter of Montana the Sen
ate.bill was passed granting the Missoula
ami Northern Hailrnad Conn any the right
of way through the Flathead Indian Keser
vation in .Montana. - ■ .
After the passage of a number of unim
portant bills, King ham of Pennsylvania
moved to suspend the rules and pass Ihu
Senate bill for the erection of a new Mint
building in Philadelphia at a cfest not
to exceed $2,00(1000, and providing flir
the sale of the present Mint property; also
' for the erection of. a new Custom Ilouso iv
the city of New York. Agreed to.
The Speaker laid before the House a com
munication from the family of Admiral
I'orter, returning its sincere thanks for t!io
resolutions adopted by that body relative to
the deceased. ' ■ • .
iJoutelle of Maine said be was sure the
House would agree with him that this was a
fitting time to ptrn.se a moment to do an act
of justice to a venerable woman; who was
mourning the loss of a .husband who had
rendered illustrious service to his country.
He asked unanimous consent for. the . im
mediate pas-sage of the Senate bill granting
ft pension of $2500 a year, to ■ the widow of-
Admiral Porter. • .- •■■.-.'
15unn of North Carolina objected. • .
The. Senate amendments' to the Indian
Appropriation Bill were uonconci'rrod in,
and the bill sent to a conference, v ■■•
Subsequently : Bunn ■ witliirew his ob
jection, to the Porter Peusfon Bill and It
was passed ayes 161, noes 88. . ■
The Senate bill was. passed granting a
pension of £100 a month to the widow of
Major-General Kilpatrick. '■ • "■ .' :
Simons of Connecticut submitted the con
ference report on the '■Copyright Bill. .He
explained that the conference had agreed
on all .the points except the Sherman
amendment. ' • •
■ The report was adopted and a farther con- •
fere nee as agreed to.. . .
The Postprhi'e- Appropriation Bill was
sent to a conference. The House then took
a recess. ■..'•-:;■•. ■ &Za'J j &
At the evening session ■ Hatch moved to
suspend the rules and pass, with;amend
ments, the Senate bill to provide for the in
spection of live cattle, lings and carcasses,
and the products thereof," which are. sub
jects of the Interstate Committee.
The motion was agreed to— ayes 101,
noes 70. '■"■'.. ' • ' •
On motion of Fimston the conference re
port was adopted on the bill providing for .
publishing copies of the report on diseases
of tlie hors.e. It appropriates §75,000 for
printing ICO.COO copies.' ' .- '„.-••
Perkins called up the conference report
on the Indian Appropriation Bill, utsagree
ing with the Senate on the appropriation of
$2,900,000 to be paid the Chootaw and Chick
w«- Indiana for their title and interest in
certain lands now occupied by. the Chey
cunes and Arap.ihoes. ■
Cannon ottered a resolution. Instructing
the confer not to agree- to the nineua
men t. -.•• . .-•.■-"•■■•
he resolution wns defeated, the confer-
reei' report agreed to and a further coufiir
ence ordered. . " .
The conference report was agreed to on
the bill authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to suspend for one year the pro
visions ot the act requiring steamers on
lakes .rind inland waters to carry- life-line •
". The House then, at 1 o'clock, took a recess
until to-morrow.
Proiisioas of the Measure as Passed by
Both Houses of Congress.
WASHINGTON, Starch 2.— The Postal Sub
sidy ti.ll has received its final acfiou in
Congress aii'i now Koes to the. i're^ident for
his signature. The provisions of the bill Io
substance are as follows: The Postmaster-
General is authorized to contract, after due
advertisement, with the lowest responsible
bidders, for terms of not less ' than live j nor
more than ten years, .with American citi
zens, for carrying the mails on American
steamships between points in the United
States and such foreign ports (excluding
Canada) as in his" judgment will best pro
mote the postal and commercial Interests of
the United Mates, the mall service to be
distributed equitably among Atlantic, Mexi
can, Gulf and Pacific .ports. .
The vessels are to be American-built
ship?, Owned and officered by American citi
zeus, and the crew to be composed of Amer
ican citizens in the following proportions:
During the tir*t two contract years, one
fourth; next three, one-third, and during
the next remaining time at least cne-hal/.
The vessels are to be constructed after* the
latest and most approved type?, and divided
Into four classes, as follows: First class
iron or steel 20-knot vessels of not less than
BWO tons (the American-English mails are
to be carried by this clans entirely'; second
class— irftn or steel IG-tnot vessels of pol
less than 6000 tons ; third class— iron or steel
''''■■ t vessels of not less than 2300 tons;
fourth ci,-..,.-,— iron, steel or wooden 12 knot
vessels of not less than 1500 tons.
lln- \t!:-M;ls Ot U'O'iiiu, „....,..! ana third
clashes are to be constructed with particular
reference to prompt and economical con
version Into auxiliary naval cruisers, on
plans approved by the Secretary of the
Navy, and strong enough to carry. (j-inch
rifles and of the highest known maritime
rating. The compensation to be paid for
mall service is as follows: First class, 84
per milt) ; second class, $2 per mile, by short
est practicable route for each, outward voy
am; third class, '51 per mile; fourth' class,
00% cents per. mile, for the number of miles
required by the Postoffice Department to be
traveled on each outward voy.i^e. A pro
vision is made for deductions' in account of
OmittedVvoyazes or delays, for the trans
portation oi mail messenger* on each vessel
lor carrying apprentices or cadets of Ameri
can birth (one for each 1000 tons), for the. Usa
of the vessels by the United States as trans
ports or cruisers upon llio .payment to the
owner of the actual Value nt the time of the
taking and for the assignmeot'of ■ duty on
vessels under furlough pay, of naval officers
who may ■volunteer lor service.
Ni.Nv ' Yoiuc, • Marsh 2.'— Vice-President.
Houston says: " 1 cannot ,-ay ju?t what th«
Subsidy Bill Is worth- to Pacilie.'Mail until 1
examine. tli« provisions more fully, but I
should think If is worth about $500,000 a
year. - '. . •:• • ' . ■
Casey's Resolution for the Settlement of the
Manitoba Boad's Claim.
Washihgtoh, March 2.T-Casev's resolu
tion which was adopted "by the Senate SataN
day, having for it.-, object the permanent set
.tltiiuent of the titles of settlers In the norths
eastern part of North Dakota, is of great .
Importance. The St Vincent extension of
the Manitoba road laid claim to lands on
both sides of its constructed road between
St. Cloud and St. Vincent This extension,
however, runs north from Fergus Falls
often at a distance of less than ten mile?,
allowed by the grant, from Ued River of the
north: ■ Nevertheless the company claimed
the full leu miles, notwithstanding it would
include large tracts across the river in
North Dakota. This was disallowed by the
Interior Department on the ground that the
road was within the limits of Minuesote.
Th« Supreme Court, however, In a subse
quent decision disregarded the boundary
limits of the State... the ruling in that
case will govern. ill the present case. No
grant up to the time of that decision having
been recoguizfd in >'orth Dakota, the Gov
ernment has disposed of and patented largo
tracts of these lauds, which, under this de
cision, must be held to have inured to the
railroid company. These lauds, it is said,
include parts of Fargo, Grand Forks aud
other important towns.
A decision rendered to-day by the Su
preme Court in the matter of overlapping
granted lands has practically rendered it
impossible to wholly satisfy the grant to the
Manitoba- Company within its limit', If a
settlement is posuble, therefore, it will bo
in the line of Casey's resolution, directing
the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate
with the railroad conn any with a view to
securing its consent to make- selections of
other public lands in lieu of those in North
Dakota. :
Motions to Advance the Hearing of Four Test
Casea-The Lottery Law.
Washington, March 2.— Four motions
were made in tho United States Supreme
Court to-day to advance cases intended to
test Ulll validity and constitutionality of the
customs, administrative and McKiuley tar
iff laws. Attorney-General Miller stated
that the Government was willing to have
the carat advanced, but it desired to have
the cases made up so as to fairly present the
issues involved, which one of the ca^es, at
least, did nut d», in Ins opinion. At liis sug
gestion the matter went over for one. week, .
In order that the Government might examine
the ca»es. !
Counsel for the publishers of tho New
Orleans State* and the .Mobile Register, who
were convicted of violating the Anti-L-.ttery
Act, to-iiay moved in the United Status Su
preme Court for leave to fie petitions for
writs of habeas curpus ana ceillirari on the
part of the putilUhers in order that the con
stitutiouality of the anti-lottery law might
be tested. . •
The court to-day announced its decision
in a. continuation of the old .Myia Unities
litigation against tlio city of New Orleans.
The verdict is in favor of the Galues estate
on all the points at issue.
'I he court nllirnis tho ' decision of the
United Slates Chiiiiit Court for Minnesota
tho case of the St. Paul and Patilic Kaii
road against tho' Northern Pacific, iv a suit
involving title where indemnity grants over
lapped. Tlib case involves the. ownership
of many thousand acres of laud in the
neighborhood of Ulyndou, Minn., which un
der tha decision teuiuius with the Northern
Pacific. ■'■■■-.:■•- ; - ■■'
France and Germany Showing
Their Teeth,
Ihe Military Forces on (he Frontier Kept
in Constant Readiness.
A Scene of Wild Enthusiasm Over tlie Read-
Ing of a Poem at a Ball at Paris.
General Uceailness.
Fredal to The Mosxisa Call.
New Yobk, March 3.— Eeferring t the
excitement in Paris'- and Berlin whih has
followed Km press Frederick's vim'- to
France, T. C. Crawford says in the Tribune: ■
"The military strength of -the German* nj 'BE
Ihe 'French frontier is very great. The 'liSr
cipllne maintained is the same as if t' - w0
countries Were upon the verge of war. The
regiments at Metz are kept almost v :
stan try under arms, and ■nearly even nbjfct
aye turned out on an alarm to tasf their
capacity for promptness rh real euiergenay.
There are few people in tho worlu who.
realize how close France and Germany *'" re
to war at the time of the Schnaeble '' -«ir
Borne three years ago. ' • . ' . ' ..
"A German officer, who was In the contfc?
gent at Metz, t./ld me that during one nigpt
when the question was pending "•".' "r
--inan cavalrymen, armed and equipped .
ready for action, stood at their hiri.es'
beads all night, awaitlbg possibU^ orders
from Berlin. There would have bt.:i no
formal declaration of war, uo proclamation.
to the waiting public; but if Ucrlm had
given the word France would have waked
up. the next morning with Oo.ikhj Germtn
cavalry thirty miles across her frontier.
This is the way the next European war will
come, and it may be the result of a cause so
jinall as not to at first alarm any one."
Paris, March L.—A t the a nclo'siac •f a
ball given last night, which followed tl.-e
meeting of Derouledc's friends, Deroulette
recited a military poem ending with the
words: "Sonner la charge! N'mis les vain-.
crons:" "The charge" was then sounded
with military bugles amid a scene of the
wildest enthusiasm. Lai.sant durinss the
course of tlie evening madi' ;> violent Bpi •■■h,
Concluding with crying, "Down with the
allies of Germany."
London, March 2. -Tlie Exchange Tele
graph Company's lierlin correspondent tele
graphs that he bas-'ibfonnation from the
hlalipst sources to the effect that a feeling .if
general uneaMness prevails iv regard to
Kiuperor William's utterances. The siime
correspoHUent adds that Concellof yon Ca
. piivi lia^ nißulfii d to the Kmpvror his de-ire
to resisn Immediately upon tha tprniliuMion
of the autumc maneuvers. Tiie Chataeellor,
. it ir. understood, does not appruvo ol the iin- '
serial ideas. ■ - .
Scientific Methods of Mitigating -London Fogs
Discussed— Navy Estimites.
I.o.Nniiv, March 2.— London fogs were the
subject pi a discussion in the Commons this
ovoniug. Viscount Wi. liner wanted a cow
mission appointed to report on scioiitlf>
methoas of . mitigating them, abiding ' t. \ i
ttiey were curtailing workliis hours. t«*»j
Smith, the Government leader," replied
that a committee of Lords had already made,
an exhaustive Inquiry ami recommended,
among other things, the use of non-blUmtn
«us coal. A bill. is now pending in the
Lords on the subject. •-":'
In the d bate on die navy estimates Sir J.
Colomb moved that' henceforth the naval
budget must state. tbe total number of nßr
ahips in commission,' reserve and building;
the aggregate tonnage of the merchant ma
rine and the value of the sea-borne com
merce of England compared:, with foreign
powers, and similar I'eturus from the- colo
nies. . ' •
Hafconrt said, this was similar to the
notes of alarm which naval experts issue to
induce the nation to believe the naval and
military expenditures, enormous as. they
sire, would be Inadequate- 'ln the event- of
war. He Bald not a single ton of Imports or
exports would be threatened. By -tin.) dec
laration of Paris the whole trade of a br.l
--> Jlgerent'power was absolutely safe. Ham
ilton, First Lord of the Admiralty, dis
sented from this view. English shin-t>wners
would be unwise to trust much to the dtc
laration of Paris. -They must maintain a
navy.so as to hold . lightini:' supremncy in
every part of the world. The Government
would grant the information asked for. Co
limib therefore modified the form of his mo
tion, but it was negatived without division.
An English Steamship Overhauled by a
Government War-Vessel.
Ni:\v YuiiK, March 2.— A Post Chile
epeclal says : The Insuigents are Intrenched
strongly near Iquiqujß. A DiitUh West
li-.dian steamship, supposed to be carrying
insurgents, when called on by a Chilean
war-ship near Coronel, hoisted the British
Bag and slopped. Tiie vessel was then
boarded and searched. A quantity i
powder and dynamite was found, which the
Chileans were about to seize, when they
were warned by the captain, who said the
articles should not be taken without ii fight
He was then let alone nnd the steamship
whs allowed to continue on her way.
IqUIQCB (Chile,), Miireh -'. Quiet reians
here. The b;inks have reopened aud business
Is beine resumed. .
His Holiness Responds to an Address From
the Sacred College.
ROOT, March 2.— The Pope to-<lay re
ceived congratulations upon the occasion of
the eightieth anniversary of \m blrthd v.
Cardinal Ja Valletta presented an address
from the Sacred College. The Pope, in me
course of his response, said he had passed
another year of anxieties and vexations due
to the attacks on the cliurch. His position
was similar to that in Grecory's Pontilii ate,
when the; church combated the Lombards.
Though barbarians tried his patience, Qreg
pory's greatest trials wer« with internal
enemies who were, less ferocious, but more
evil than barbarian*. So now the malice »I
the church's enemies was subtle, but their
snares would not prevail.
Estimates Which, If Adopted, Will Effect a
Great Reduction in Expenses.
Rome, March 2.— fn the Deputies to-day
Luxzati, Minister of the Treasury, presented
a new budget, accepting the estimates of
ex-Minister (irinialdi, by which a retrench
ment of '.1,000,000 lire is effected, leaving- a.
deficit roughly placed at 2U,. r >oo,ooo lire, lie
proposed various additional mtrenehments
in the army and navy estimates, a reduc
tion of the salaries of Government •■in
ployes, etc. He hoped that the certain and
projected economies would amount to 74,
--000,000 lire. . -
Chinese Progress.
Krw YOBK, March 3.— A iirivate London
special siiys. : The Chinese Government lias
contntcted for tho establishment of exten
sive biiflt- works near 'Hong-Kong. It is
B«id tim Government intends to follow this
up witli manufactures iv different sections. :
of the country, the object being to rebnild
in brick palaces that have suffered so seri
ously by lire recently.
Mackay's libel Suit.
NEW.YonK," March 2.— A London dis
patch to the Tribuue states Hint Mackay's
London solicitors are instituting libel pro
ceedings against, the 'Hansard Publishing
Company tor an attack on him in the U«lig
nani Messenger, of which. they are the Lou-,
dou agent?. . ■• •;*■:
A State of Siege.
Buknos Avniis. March 2.— The slate o£
siege which was declared some time ngo
continue* here, but it is not likely there will
be any immediate trouble. It Is geserally
Deiicved the intei vention of Generitl Mitre,
"■■{ resident of the repuVlic, will lead to a
settlement of the difficulties.
Ccming to This Country.
Nkw York. March 2.— The Commercial
Advertiser's London special says: Sir Will-'
jam Xlordon dimming, tlie central figure of
tne bH<-caral scHiidal, sails shortly lor Amer
ica. He will make a long visit to his
brother, who .owns a stock farm in Dakota.
Paris Mutual! Abolished. "
Paris, March 2.— The Minister of the In
terior has notiild the turf clubs that ou
and after Hard; Bth betting on the Taris
uiutual system will be considered a penal
Collis P. HuntiD&ton Claims the Responsi
bility of BaiWing the Road.
W'Asiirxr.Tox, March 2.— Collis P. Hunt
ington has a two-column article in this
mornings I'ost, in whicli be says he takes
all the responsibility connected with build
ing the Central Pacific, road. He says: "X
bought all the material and raised
all the money, other than what
was used to build the first thirty miles. We
Paul three times what the material, labor,
etc., is worth now. 1 have been at work for
myself more than fifty-four years-.with an
honesty of purpose and I believe intelligent
economy, and 1 can truly say I have done
no. injustice to my conscience or my
country." .
President Huntington then enters into a
review. of tne benefits derived by the Gov
ernment from this great railroad enterprise.
He says: "The Government donated double
the quantity and a better quality of land to
• 'P.' Northern Pacific' than to the. Central I'a
cihc. The Government must have known
that it was taking ayvav n considerable por
tion <>f the security that it had for the ad
vapo Kinade to the pioneer line."
Later on Cougteas passed the Interstate
Coiiini'etec Act, which was. of no benefit in
any one. It destroyed the ability of our
overland roads to compete with the Caun
dlan Pacific. The non-payment of our debt
will, of course, make it possible for the Go V
ernineiitto take possession of our maiu line
(Uiden to Sail' Jo Je), but I can scarcely be
lieve it would be good Governmental policy,
or that it would be pur.-ued." .
Washington, March •.'.—Senator Frvc,.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Pa-
Railroads, to-day reported to the Senate, •
and had recommitted, a bill for- the settle
ment of <tie Indebtedness to the Government
of the Union and Central Pacific Kailroud
. Cmnpßui'es. The provisions of the bill, in
brief, are: 111 the case of the Union Pacific
Company an extension of the debt of that'
company to. cover a term of 100 years, ffl
bear interest for the' first ten . years at 1)4
per cent, and fur the remainder of the
period at 2% per cent. In addition the
company is to pay annually a sum ranging
. from one-tweqtleth of 1 per cent to 1 per
cent of its total indebtedness. . • .
" The requirements iv the case of the Cen
tral Puiiiic are that its debts shall be ex
tended to cover 100 years, bearing interest
for the first.' ten years at 1 per cent and
thereafter at 2 p-r cent, with pro-visions for
-additional uayiueuts as in the case of the
Union -Pacific. ■ "--■. ''.'V >"•
Provision Hade for the Payment of the French
Spoliation Claims. : '..' -
Washington, Marclj 2.— The most im
portant change 'made'.- by tho SenoteCom
mlKee in tbe<Deficiency Appropriation Bill
was reported to-d.tv. This was the audition
of the French spoliation claims, ctrrying sm
.appropriation oi ?i.:<i -1.000 with r proviso
that in case of the bankruptcy of the original
sufferers, the award >hall be made on behalf
of thn cxlof kin, instead oi their assignees.
Tlih cilniniitco also attached to the bill
FluiVib' i amendiueat providing f»>r thu trau-—
fur, \^nlioii: ex.uoiuauou, to thn Classified
lioiiurtniirit Service n clerirnl force in tho
Census Oflice. Oilier cbnagea were made
by the Committee as follows: For the civ
illZHlion and :Ui;'}>ort of the Sioux, $150,000;
for the widows of the late Justice Unite
and Justice Miller, 310.50Q and 810,000 re
ipectlvely. The co:i;uiittce attached :i pro
vision directl'ug the Secretary <if the Treas
ury to examine. and pay tlie claims that have
nfretidy been Eepdrle9- to Coogresi for
services perforiniMl for the Goveriiinont I y
the several Pacific railroads, and increased
frnm M to (<0 per cent i>f the faro paid by
private pnrtleatde amount to be paid to the
aided Pacific ruilromls tor services per
formed f( r the trans.port.ulou of troops aud
supplies. '
Changes Made in It by the Benate Com
WASUisoTOJf, March 2.^-The cli-wißes
made by the Senate Committee on appro
priations In the Agricultural. Appropriation,
Uill were few in number, t ; ie -most impor
tant being the addition (if a provision allow-,
|ng minufnciurers oj sorghum sugar to re
inoyi" from bond distilled spirits of not U'>s
th;iu KW per cent strmmtli free of tax when
used in the manufacture of Borghuui suyar
and to recover the spuits by.' redistilling un
der sunab!e bonds ami regulation*. The
other new items are: Appropriating Sl">o,OuO
to enable the Secretary of Agriculture
to purchase and tlistnhntii seeds to drought
sufferers west of the >lissouri River.
The ■ committee increased from Sti>3,ooo
to £7;i7,<KX) the appropriation for agricul
tural experiinehbtl station?, and from 835,
--000 to sJ..aj,(i(K) the appropriation for experi
mental toigar manufacture.
Half a Million Lost aud light Hundred Em
ployes Out of Employment.
Adam-. (Mass.), March 2.— A n"re to-ninht
destroyed thn big Renfrew gingham cotton
mills. The iire started in the jackard-rooni,
it Is supposed from a gas explosion, a few
minutes past 10 o'clock, nnd shortly after 11
o'clock tne roof foil in. The weather was
below zero, and the firemen could do but
little. The snow prevented the spreading
of the II. lines. The loss is half » uiilliuu.
Eight hundred persons are thrown out vt
THE l)l-Ali SIiNATOIt.
Appointment of a Committee of the House to
Attend the Funsral.
Washington, March 2.— Speaker Heed
has appointed the following committee to
attend the funeral of the late Senator
Hearst: Clunle, McKinley, Hlnuiu, Geary,
Tucker, McComas, Caruth, O'Neil of Mas
sachusetts and MeAdoo.
Beorganizing the Civil Service.
Washington, March '.'.—The Committee
on Reform in the Civil Service, in submit
ting to the Uor.se to-day the bill outlined in
these dispatches Saturday for tlie reor
ganization of tlie Civil Service Commission,
says in pnrt: One objection to tlie present
law is, that a person appointed to a position
after having passed thu Civil Service exam
ination may be disclmrged by his superior,
i-vhi without I'liuse. This is not the intent
and spirit of the law, and the committee
concluded that a re modeling was desirable,
in order that the duiles of tho commission
and of the appointed officers bo clearly
stated aud denned.
Washington, March 2.— The President
has made the following nominations: ll.su y
C. Ide of Vermont, Lsnd Coinmissi jner in
Samoa, vive Atherton, declined; Willard I).
Tillotsou of Washington, Consul-General at
Lieutenant-Colonel Morrow, Sixth Cav
alry, to be Colonel of Cavalry; Lituitenaut-
Colunel Conrad, Twenty-second Infantry, to
be Colonel of Infantry.
The Coke-Burners' Strike.
PiTTsni;ii(i, March -.— The Wage Com
mittee of the United Mine-workers met
vith a majority of the coke-operators at
tfcottdale this afternoon, but after a long
conference they utterly faili'd Xo coble to
auy terms regarding the disastrous coke
strike now on. Tlie Kaincy Woik.s are
running full tine, with a heavy gnaid of
special police.

The Murder Penalty in Missouri. '
Jeffeiison- City (Mo.), March 2.— A
bill radically thanking the Criminal
Code of the ritate as regards capital pun
ishment whs passed by Hie House to-day.
It makes murder iv the first dsgfoe puntsll
ablo by duath nr imprisonment in the Peni
tentiary fr»iu iiftenii to twenty-live years,
optional with the jury. .
Sensational Developments in a
Murder Case.
The Assassination of Chief Hennessey the
Result of a Conspiracy.
Partial Confession of a Prisoner— Damaging
Testimony of a Colored Wit
Specl&l to The Mornino C\lu
New 'OntrEANS, March 2.— The Italian
Politz, who created a sensation in tho Hen
nessey trial last Saturday night by declar
iug that he desired to make a statement, has,
it is uaderstood, made a partial confession.
He claims that lie was not present at the
shooting, but knew of the conspiracy. The
men who murdered the Chief of Police were
only the tools, the real leadors not appear
ine on the scene. He did not give the
names of the leaders, but is said to have im
plicated some of the accused and some
Italians not yet arrested. James Poile (col
ored) testified this afternoon that he
saw Marchezi aud Seaffodi, two of
the prisoners, firing ut Chief Hennessey.
He did not know the men by name,
buthe picked them "out in the court-room.
The evidence created another sensation.
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A Huge Scheme to Control the ■ Grain and
, Cattle Market. ." .'
Topicka (Kans.) March" 2. —A new Alli
ance movement -contemplates the formation
of a huge grain and live. stock trust. Includ
ing Nebraska. -Kansas, Missouri and lowa.
Frank McGrath, the .-President of. the
Farmers' Alliance, says: The project is one
cf the results of the failure of the Alliance
legislatures to pass certain bills. Legisla
tion, •he says, ' is too slow for the achieve
ment "of alliance objects. MeGrath says
that district alliances are being formed in
. every Congressional District, aud provisions
are being made fur building cold storage
and grain depots. . The district alliances will
be made up of sub-allinne.Vs, nnd in this way
constant communication from Individual
members of the. Alliance will be had.
.- "No individual member will sell hi* grain
to option men or to bankers," faid Mr. Mc-
Grath; "but when he/is obliged' to sell
grain it will be taken by the Alliance. The
same thing will follow: with cattle. "We
will have agents in Kansas City; Chicago'
and St. L'nuis, who will keep the district
alliAnces posted as to tire market and de
mand, and Upon this information the de
mand will be supplied, and no more, at a
rate fixed, the ■ mice being determined by
the Alliance. Ne option wheat will be on
the market.'.and theie will be no speculat
ing dn. grain before heiVe~t. Four States
in t! is trust- will vrncticallv control the
wheat and cattle markets of the United
States. The hardest thing we have. to deal
with is the fixing of tho price. We' mean"
to ascertain the exact cost of the product,
and add considerable profit to it. The new
scheme, , in detail, is. modeled after- the
Whisky Trust. Of course, jou will say
our principles will no: admit of it, but we
lave decided we must fight the devil with
fire." '.r. i ' , : ... .: . ; ■
Uufortur.p.te Fate of a Family Driven From
Salt Lake.
'. New York, March 2.— John' Thbinas
came from' Wales' four years agow'iih his
wife and two children. ■'■•In Salt Lake City
he settled and worked for tome time in an
iron foundry, finally losing his place, it is
asserted, because be would not become a
Mormon, Ho started': to- return -to- Wales
with his 'family ■ and on their way' became
crazed, and. jumped from the train and. was
killed. TiMiiglit'tliet'liiutber and little ones
reached "Jipw York and, at a downtown,
hotel, the . mother's' reason; gave, way, and
smothering her baby in her bosom, she was'
carried raving to the: hospital. -The chil
dren, with several hundred dollars of the
parents' savings, are. here in strangers'
hands. "•, '_•'"'••■• ~- : ' : "■
A Rumor That President. Harrison Will Re
quest Its Passage. ':.
NEW Yrtf..i, March 2.— A Washington
special says: A sensational story Is'eurrent
in the hotels to the effect 'that PreMdont
Harrison' has sent to the Govern nient Priul
liik Department n message In favor of the
passage of the Force Uill, which will beseht .
to the Senate to-day. The story is, lie
wishes the Mil to be passed at oiu:e, and he
is goini; to take udvnuta^a of the death of
Seuators Wilson and Hearst. The death of
these men gives the udy.ccates of the Force
Kill a slender majority which would enabie
them to succeed.
Deplorable Condition of the Colored Immigrants
to Oklahoma Territory.
St. LoriS, March 2.— A special from Okla
homa says: A deploraole state of affairs ex
ists among the negroes who lately emi
grated to this Territory. They have come
to the number ot several thousand, with the
nnderstandinu from unscrupulous ngvnti
th.it the Government would feed them nud
jjive them a piece of tnnd, and they are now
at starvation's door without a friend within
1000 miles. '
Clearing-House Reports.
Boston, March 2.— Following are reports
from the clearing-houses for the piist week:
Chicago! 866,382,000, decrease 3.4; .New
York, Si'.':.,4'.io,u!O, decrease 37.1; Boston,
8722,836,000, decrease '."2.2; Philadelphia,
$M,962,00% decrease 80.8; St. Louis, 517,
--82 X.OOO, decrease Ki.ii; San Francisco, Si:>,
-IM.OCO, decrease 15.1 ; Baltimore, 811,767,0001
decreufe '2o.o; New Orleans, ?10,7!>4 t OCO, de
crease U.Ji ; Cincinnati, 510,78;i,0d0, decrease
13.0; Pittsburp, SIi>,OoS,(W, increase 20.2:
Galveston, B\it(i:i,o<:O, increase 123.5; Minne
apolis, 84;8)3,000, increase 41.2; Oninha, J;*,
--(i«4,000, decrease 6.9: Denver, Sa.'JIO.OOO de
crease ir».O: Los Anaeles, 8371.471; decrease
47.1; Salt Lake, $1,318,(100, no comparison.
Total lor principal cities of tbe United
States, £li. r is.o3(i, 734; dfcrease 20.9 per cent,
as compared witn corresponding week last
The lowa Wreck.
New York, March 2. — The British
Etramer C hester, from Rolterdnni, arrived
at quarantine this morning; . The Chester Is
the steamer reported by the Red Star Lino
steamer Peunlaud M baring been seen Feb
ruary 22d, taking off the crew of the War
ren Linn steamer lowa. The Chester saved
the entire crew and all the cattlemen on
board. All went well with the lowa till
February 21st, at which time the vessel ran
into a tieM of ice, which cut through the
hull and the steamer began to fill. Attempts
to repair the damage were futile, and when,
the Chester came to the steamer's assistance
it was found necessary to abandon her.
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War Against Moonshiners.
Chicago, March 2.— A dispatch to nn
afternoi'ii papei from Jonesboro, Term.,
says: Word reaches this place that the no
torious Wright and Putter Bangs in Johnson
County are at war again with another gang
of moonshiners. The reports are very mea
ger. Reports say that three or four people
Have been kill-el. It la known that two or
three were fatally shot.
Grain Supply.
New .York, March 2.— The visible sup
ply of. j;rain 'in Btoro nnd afloat, as com
plied by the Xew York Produce Exchange,'
is as follows: Wheat 23,250.000 bushels, a
decrease of 73,000; corn 2,807.000 bushels, nn
increase of 211.0.X); oats 2,'.W,000 bushels,
nil increase Go.OOO ;" barley 2,«J,000 bush
el^ a decrease of 2^0,000.
Nailed to the Floor.
'.' Philadelphia, Watch 2. —With the
marks of -nails' on . both : hands and feet,
James Qiiinn, an old man, lay on a cot In the
Philadelphia ■■ Hospital " suffering from
wounds, self-inflicted, while seeking to
crucify himself. Quinn'i attempt at self
crucifixion came as the culmination of long
religious brooding and other troubles which
had unhinged his mind. He marked out a
cross on the tloor of his room and then drove
nails through his feet to the floor. It wag
necessary to break off one of the nails be
iore he could be released. He may die of
The Pennineton Air-Ship.
riTTfirw-i XI i_ „ t. __■
" 011 - All »i JUarch 2.— lt was announced
to-day at a meeting of the Mount Carmel
Aeronautic Navigation Company, which
controls the IVmiington air-ship invention,
that the 10 per cent assessment of 82,000,000
had been raised. It has nut been decided
whether to erect the air-ship here or at
Mount Carmel.
The officials of the Illins.is Steel Company
have been unable to reach an agreement
with their men at Joliet as to wages, and as
a consequence the rail aud convertor mills
in that city are idle.
Schism in a Church.
Allen-town- (I'a.), March 2.— The Ro
man Evangelical Conference this morning
deposed from . the ministry and expelled
from the church Rev. D. A. Barrof Adams
towu, for gross slander and defamation of
character. Rev. S. P. Sprone brought the
charges on the strength of postal cards writ
ten by Barr to Strong, in which occur these
words: "You are fast gaining the reputa
tion of being the champion liar of America.
If you pave a superior, it must be Esher,
Horn, Bowman and Yenisei." The anti-
Bowman c 'inference transacted routins busi
, ness mostly. _ - • ■
Intense Feeling Manifested O?er the Ap
proaching Election.
MoxuiEAi,, March 2. — Thursday will un
doubtedly bo one of the most critical days
in the history of the Dominion. Never be
fore has there been such intense interest and
intense bitterness aroused, especially hi the
Maritime provinces, the stronghold of the
Annexionists. The war is being carried on
In a most scandalous way. Priest, preacher,
politician, demagogue and even high-born
women are going from door to door begging
for vote* and promising anything to get
then). These good intentions are almost
numerous enough to complete the pavement
of SheoL :
■ The Conservatives have so far undoubt
edly the best of it, thanks to such loud
mouthed men as Wiiiian, Farrar and com
pany. ■ '1 hat they have in their hearts
handed the Dominion over to the United
States, body ami soul, there is no doubt.
Additional letters from Wiinan to certain
Congressmen have come to light and were
published to-day, mid only added fuel to the
fire .by their unmistakable treasonable
utterances. Such is the hot blood aroused,
especially by this bitter campaign being
waged by the priests, that the Govern
ment 'is most anxious in regard
to the public peace on election
day • • (Thursday), and all the troops
will be ordered to be under arms daring the
time the polls are open. Company Bof the
Royal Artillery of Quebec is already UDder
arms.- This is shaking a red llaz at the
Liberals, and they denounce the display of
military force as an outrage. It is well
understood that the Government is determ
ined not to put up with any trifling Thurs
day/-; Sir John • Macdoualu's, re-election is
of course conceded. . :
The latest sensation of the campaign is
the desertion of the Liberal cause of the
venerable Chinf Justice John Allen of Mew
Brunswick. He -came out to-uiijiit for th«
Conservatives saying he can . liud no room
in a party given to treason for a loyal En
glishman. This is anotiiereffect of Wiown'a
poor, judgment. The old Justice has Im
mense influence In the provinces where the
Liberal? are Use strongest. He has alienated .
! thousand's; 1 from their principles. The
Tories are jubilant. ■ ' •• . ' • :"••;
• Toronto, March The Empire, a Gov
ernment organ, publishes a fac-simile of
Erastus Wiman's letter; to Congress in be
half of Canadian reciprocity. Commenting
on the letter the Kinpire says : The perjured
■ traitor at Broadway is still at his dastardly
work trying to compass the ruin of . the
country which he pretends still holds his
allegiance. Referring to the coming elec
tions the Empire says: There is nothing but
: encouragement from island to island, from
Prince Edward to Vancouver, The Con
servatives are united; and strons in th
might or ii good cause, and, cheered onward
by noble leaders, are harboring no thought
of- defeat. ■ ' : ■. .■.:':'■'■ ■.■:••.•.•:■■.
On th« otlu-r hand, the Globe (Liberal)
says tlio situation oi the Liberals dally im
proves, that reciprocity is gaining support
erf, itnd thai its advices are that Sir John
MacdouiUd will be d-.-leated ia Kiugstoa
. ■ The Attacks on Atchison.
.. New Yoiik, ' March 2.— A oromin-nt rail-
road man .U quoted as saying: "If the
Atchison management.; knew how' closely
the attacks on it are Being read by railroad
men and how generally they are believed 10
.'be.true, they would: make an answer of
some, kind dciiying the ciiarges if not. true.
I understand -dome of the Atchisoii erßci
are iuixinus to. make .a reply, but are pre
vented by the'- controlling interests, which
promise -'important developments when all/
the charges: have been brought out," ■ V- ■.■; '
V .-:.-:■?• • ■ " — ■ '■ .* ~ — * — . ""■•'■'j- .*■"
A Vacant Seat.
: Youk, March 2.— A Herald special
from Baltimore; says: ..Governor Jackson
has decided: tint to appoint a successor to
the late United Stales Senator Euhraim J.
Wilson. •: Therefore the seat will" remain
vacant until the Legislature meets in Janu
ary, oext, when it will choose a new Senator. :
Governor Jack-on will then be a candidate
himself. "This fact, however, is not the
basis of his action; the main object aimed
at is to bring out a full Democratic vote at
the fall election. __2_- i ■■■'■:•.- -.,:.■:
Deaconesses Not Recognized.
. CHICAGO, March 2.— The ; Chicago Presby
tery to-day received the report of the com
niitteo . which has been, considering the
question of deaconesses. •• The committee's
report sets forth thai a careful search of the
Bible . and of sacred rind profane history
failed to show that any such office had been
recognized by the early church,' and recom
mended thu Presbytery to reply to the Gen
era! Assembly Id opposition to the creation
of such an office. The- Presbytery so voted.
Dismissed for Lsck of Evidence.
New Yoi:k, .March 2.— Max Rothschild,
arrested here lor alleged swindling of dry
goods merchants, was discharged to-day in
court lor lack of evidence. '.The only com
plainants the police could get against him we;
Morris & Campbell of Ked;. Bluff, C'ai., ana
they refused to come and- appear against
him. : . ••:.:">' : ■'-.-. — . .',.'■ '
Chorokees Sent Off the Strip.
AiiRANsAS City iKans \ March 2.— Chief
Bushyhead awl John Jordan of the Chero
kee Nation, who buve been operating a
quarry in the strip in violation of the In
terior iJepnrtuieut's orders, were arrested
to-day by Hie troops,, who escorted them be
yond tile boundary and warned them not to
return. - ■ ■-
Boomers to Be Ejected.
Aiikaxsas City iKans.), March 2.— A
detaclnneiit of troops left Cumu Merritt,
south fre in here, this morning, to 'eject 'all
boomers and settlers on the Cherokee Strip.
Arms and ammunition will be confiscated
and all houses and stationary tents will be
burned. :
A Sherman Statue.
New Yohk, March '2.— A meeting of busi
ness men was held to-day to take steps
looking to the erection of an equestrian
stnt-je of the late General Sherman. A com
mittee, iuciudiutf Chauncoy Depew, C. N.
Bliss, ilorace Porter and A. S. Hewitr, was
appuinted to take charge of the wurk.
Ex-Governor Oglesby's Serious Loss.
Elkhaut till.). March • a- Tlie mansion
of ex-Goveruor Oglesby.at Oglehurst, was
burned 'to-day. The loss is S2.VWO. AH
of tlie Goyertofs and Mrs. Oal. sby's curios
aud rflicsof the war are destroyed. Mrs.
Oglesby was painfully, but not seriously,
Colonel Corbin Believed.
Chicago, March 2.— Gt-ueral McKeever
to-day relievid LieiuenanH'olonel Corbin
as Assistant Adjutant-General of the Divis*
ion of Missouri. Colonel Corbin will now
report for duty at Los Angeles.
Hearst's Horses. ■ .
New Youk, March 3.— Ail the horses.be
longiivg to the late Senator Hearst were en
tered for the'Moumouth I'arK stakes to-day
by 11. A. Gutoiue, regular a^eut ut the
Emperor William to „ Attend
the Royal Marriage.
,•;"■,.,■■•.• .. Vl ..;";v->O'i. Bi '.'
The Tonoji Ruler's Obje.t ;in Attempting to .
•.Conciliate .Ffanci.\,;" ; : - ).- ;
Parnell's Ultimate Triumph Regarded as In- .;'' .
evitable—Sir Charles Dilie's Can
didacy for Parlla^eit^^ivo;"
*™ ' ■ i . ■ ■
■;•"; ','■[ to Th.e.Morvixq C.tLtL: .. 7 '•'■ '"• ■'"
•"• • • : - . '-. . . ...'""" ■ :'■«•-'•' •"■ I . ••■ • -■
New York,' March' 3.— YateV- London '■■.-.
letter to the Tribune is as. follows: -It is -'■
now finally decided that . the forthcoming •
royal marriage shall take •place. „at St. '
George's Chapel, Windsor, •in semi-state, V
and that the Emperor of ■ Germany will ba v
present. lie has taken the greatest interest •..'■
In the affair from the beginning, anil in a'; ■' •"
most practical way did as much as. any one ••
to smooth tho difficulties which liiy. iii :tha '■ •
path of the young ; couple. ■ ■■•f.'^:.' ■•.;. : ; -••• „.'•• I ■ .-.'
.; .. : ' : MVDDI.KD.AFFAin< : ■:•';' V )..o \ '.'
Last week I referred' to the En»peror*» ;.
sudden and .not very dignified anxiety to .'.
conciliate Fraßce as having arisen put of ' ■
his distrust of Russia and Austria, aha this ■' .'
is -undoubtedly a correct view of his policy, /•■
but lie has experienced repulse.: The Em
peror, after less than a year's pleasant gov- :\
eminent, has only succeeded in thoroughly •
Isolating Germany, while at 'tome., he lias .'. ■
disturbed all classes by his vagaries..: s Svhil« : '
his long-suffering mother -.has. been on .her
peaceful .mission to Paris, the younjg Em- . : . "■••
peror has been initiating a: series : of after- ■}.,
noon visits to the ladies of the Corps: Diplo- .
matique, whom he entertains, .whit ./taking .' ;
tea, with long-winded speeches on .modern, / -. ;
chivalry. lime. -Herbette ■\vay.-t>ne.;()f;!th.a. ':'.
first he thus honored, .but her satisfaction . : :•
at the distinction •is somewhat diininisiied . .';
by the outcry that has suddenly been raised ' ■'„
In France for the recall of her husband. " ".
•. ■ ' - : .' THE IBIBH PAKTT;v.;.vv, :v .-.;:y.- ;;
The Inevitable triumph of l'arnell is caus- .-.
ing much searching of heart among the • ."
Liberals. It is beginnim; to be darkly '•'.:.
whispered ' that Gladstone's action .was ■ •'
hasty and his letter imj rudent, and, in fact, ':
if the party could hart! back to the eye of ; -: •:.
the verdict in the divorce suit, it wOuiil .;
leave the member ior Cork : alone. The sug- ':'. "
gestion that Home Kulo be dropped Is : re- .
garded as impossible. '..Its i would be : '..'
to drive the Irish ; vote in England.' over to
the Const-rvatives aud. make the Liberals ■"
certain of losing ;lfie "'-next general election. '/;-*.
It is not surprising that in. ,th<;se. circum- .;
stances suggestion's. are already afljiat that '•■.
terms must, alter all, be made ly'ltl^parheU.-; . "•
If Gladstone becomes- convln!;e;d!.that.:Par-.
Nell is going' to carry the people with : '
him, he will "discover.-. some mean*. of re- '• .
■forming an alliance : \vitti.vtl)'e'::ce.ntie'man'.
whom two months "go he' orderpd about his -.'.
business. The.'antil'aj-nelFites arebecom- ■'•
ing faint-hearted.' They are. tihdjflgdut. that : '.
Ireland is going- with l'Krue.l, -'.iil]d/;S<iiiif- ■'■
thing like a.panic' reign's; in tue .piirty. ■ Wiih ■';.'
one excepllon; all the. gentlemen nairiei' for ■ ..
the American mission iiave declined. -.'.' . : ,' j
: i>ii.ke's CA.VDIDAcir: 1 .- i^:\^:.
If Sir Charles Dilke stands 'ior'tte- Forest ''..'
of Dean he will have the tacit support of . '■
the heads,- of the; coup ly.. The. : general • ■
opinion on both' sides •is that ;he has been '
sufficiently punished, and that the;. fanatical ••
clique, of which . Stead-. i$ el.iie-f,'!/ jiuriuine .' : .
him with vindictive-fury.-' Sir Charles can- '
not of course- re-enter •nffici.al_'U/e, i "lJut.Vhe ':.
might make a usefiil-'Member. of .Parlia- ' '
ment. . If-' he siariils fpr.:tli.o'-Fqrt'st : f)f;, : U!ean ...
he will • tiiive.to face ; nerrfuncfitiohs
In the press .-on:-, the- piatforin. The' >•'
miner-", li6\yever',-<)f Forest ai-if | wiiliirg t> ■■
have.Sir'-Cliarlea .as; their- niembt-r, and -it '.-
Stead appeAH. .. there-» itu ' (1:v.>.r0.0 cuiiFt ; *
Teniinisceuses' he will have a .rvtjii'iecep- v. "
tion. '';..•■:-■"'•' '?■*. ■' ■■■•/■ '':■'■• • '■:'■■:■■/:.: <;•>■ •..■!'
•:.. n :^ : - • OKLAHOMA ; J^AX U^Vf •; ";. ;•.
Indigent ' Soldiers Used to JCajry on a Gigantic '•• ;
' : ; ■•.•"•" '.-• ■ ,'v • V Swindling Scheme. •>'.'■ J •;•• '■ " v ■;
. ' Washington, iiarcli: : 2.^T-he : '-&e.cretaTy : • '
(if the Interior lias .received .';rßfftfuiat.ioh ■: '
that parties in. Guthrie and Arkaris is s
have large -quantities of 'sbrdfers'-'ileclara-'-- ••
tory statinients are ;iw i an.oppor- V
tunity to file them 011 laudato be'opeoed to '■■'•
settlement in tliat Territory,, It is stated .
that these, parties' have visited : -..tli"o'Bofdiers' ■;■;•■
liunies in different parts of the country, and . ,
obtained from large number of .veterans .
powers of attorney to locale'- fiit'tueu'ilHiids " '
In Oklahoma.;, bo succes&f nl; . : i.V-:.f.s- stated, ; f
has ■ this scheme been, that Uioiisa.n>ls of '
acres have been enttri;d ostensibly, by old •• " v
soldier?, when, in fact, it Was a scheme to • ;
defraud honest settlers'. When nny.oi the •
latter settled upon a piece or land au'atlesed V
attorney .would wait until the; settler had. ''
built a house or fenced the; land, then go to ■/
liliu ami demand a considerabia sum- to re- ■*
linquish the "soldier title.-',. Tlie Interior. "
Department will institute criminat-procoed-' --
ings tor perjury against any and .alt persons' .'■
who have tiled declaratory. statements ami
who can be shown to have h;;d a direct or ■-'
indirect interest therein. •.•.'•V :• '■ ': ■'■■■■:■./■ '"'■■ ■: '■:'-
THE I'LBLI . -I)'EBT.-'.'
An Increase of Nearly rf;ree Million Dollars - ;
■■■' '•.'.'••'■■•': ■ Daring February. ■•.".•• .V; ■■' "
■„ WAsnixoTpx.MaTch 2.— The public debt .
statement is as follows: Acprepate interest- ; :
bearing debt, exclusive-: of United States \
bonds issued to Tiicilio railroad?, '£ols,3ol,- ]"
WO; debt . on . which interest lias cea-ci ?<
sinee i niatUrit}%-51,071,865-;-.ass;reg»te debt .
bearing no ■ interest,' including t.io/National \.
Bank und .jepositeil in the treasury- under. •
the act of July 14. 1880; $4Q0.813;339; atcsre- •
gate of certificated,' offset by. cash in. the-' .*
treasury, .5023.i24'i013:-:-aKgr*cate.- of the .•
debt, itu-iiidinii February 28, ■■■.''
1891, ?1,."i4;i,n»»,558. : -Decrease of the bonded::
debt dining the : month, '. €i'i5ti.7,595; = total : .
cash : ill trrusiiry, iiitl.r.ii.na. : -.Debt less ■
cash in the ...treasury; February 28, 1890,
SB4i>,sß'.i,T!i.'i; debt, 'hiss'. "Cash,--- in treasury -,
January 315t,. 8840,593,045. Net Increase %t-.:
debt duriuc the ui0ut1i.5.2,?U4,75p. "...,.•'. :■ •
;•> • — „-•■
•' V: CONDENSED i 1: 1. 1 .< . I : \ >«-. ••• i .
' Kingston (Out), 'March 2.— Sir John Macdon
ald iiasenliiely iecoveied from bis illness. '; : -'
' New Yp.RK.-M.aTcn 2.— Julius '.Palme Si Co.. -
Importers ol china, etc., ''assigned to-day, with
preferences for lii.ooo. ■•.:.,..•■ - ; :- : '-• ;'. ,\
NEW unit. March U-— A World's London
special says: ' I**lll lias accepted- the- proposal of
twenty operatic performances at Kid Janeiro tor
jE30,000..; -..-. -.. 'f. ; •• ,': I?;/?; ;.:■-■: .'. v.
'■■' London, March- The- statue erected .to
Joint Wesley, fouuder of. Methodism, was uu-
Telfil here to-day iv the preseuce of a large con- -
course of people. ' ■.■'••; -■• "■ ;: . • ■• '
"■ BCchabkst, March 2.— Flo«co has accepted
[In- offer of Kidk' Charles of Kouuiania to form "
a new Cabinet In the place of the Mlulstry whlcti ■
recently resigned. .. .•.•..;••;•■»-•;'•..•"• ■ • • .
. -"Fakis, March 2.— The Labor Commission bat
advised the .Ministry of Coumierc toorKanlze a*.
Labor Bureau on the American "model to legis
late ou the waces .and arbitration question.
Boston, March 2.— The report Riven out r«- ■ ..
eaiOniK j;i»ii«'p haddock's condition tins morn- '-'
iii- Is that mere Is do change since the olglit re
port was Issued, the Bishop being justallve:. ■ .
Washington," March 2.— The Treasury De:
partment to-day made the first purchase of silver
for the current iiiputh. . The amount offered was
7.480,000 ounce?, and Hie amount purchased
was 105,000 ounces at OtiVi. ••..••• - . ■■ •: .• .
Joliet -lll«.). .Miiicli -.— A contract h.ii )ust .
been executed between several ■' Juliet property
owners and Lewl't liiotbrr?, carl.tallsts of Plits- .
burg and Wale*, Kiieland, by- which South Jollet
baa Mr cured a 8500,000 tin-plate mill.,- •-.■ • •'. ' .
' TAHLEQITAir (lad. T.), Marcli 2.— Ei-Ghlet,
Bushyhead and John Jordarf, who have liituira
as speculator's in Hie Cherokee outlet, have re
ceived a letter from Ihe Interior Department lv- _
slstmi: upon -their tile Ctierokee- Strip. . -.
• New Yokk,. March 2;— Advices from Fixley ft
Abeli; London, say: " " We can hardly ?ay how •
much silver there is here now, but Hie stock u»«
been greatly, reduced, geuerally speaking, al
thouKh ■ certain house Here has still large la
teiests.opeu.".. • - -•■■•' '■- . '- .°- ' •„
MAPiu»i Mareb 2.-The . Spanish Cortes
opened to-day.'The Queen Hegent, In her speech,
announced that exirtiiug cemoswclar treaties
with foielgn natlous are not to be renewed, and
that it has been found necessary la f esl,iblisti
customs relations Iv several new eases wi.u
toielßu Slates. .; „'. • ;•;■■ ' * iV.^

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