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TWENTY-SECOND YEA K : OMAHA , MONDAY MORNWSG , FEBRUARY 0 , 1893. NUMBER 230. MAY ELECT TODAY Bcnatorial Condition at Lincoln is Asenmiiig a Very Critical Aspect ALL PARTIES ARE EXTREMELY ALERT Every Phase of the Absorbing Question Being Carefully Canvassed. ANSWER RESTS WITH THE REPUBLICANS Result of the Conference This Morning May Settle the Election. FIVE DEMOCRATS STILL HOLD OUT btntmirt Hiinrlmni Have S'uorn Xever to Vole for nn Inilepenilent Poinll | l Are Anilonn lint Apparently Confident SometliliiK Apt to Occur. LINCOLN , flcb . Frb. 5. [ Special Telegram to THE Bnn jLot j not your heart bo troubled There will be no senatorial elec tion tomorrow unless the republicans so will The vote. In all probability , will l > e nearly a rej > etitlon of that of Satur day , with the same five democrats holding out and preventing the election of the popu list nominee , provided the republicans take CAUCUS action in the moiiiimr. If such cau cus action is not taken , be prepared to see a complete upsetting of the railroad plans , fol lowed by the election of Allen by republican votes , What the republicans will do cannot be foretold , as thej will hold a conference in the morning and then and there decide upon thelrcourse The program is to taKe a re cess immediately after roll call , and the re publicans will then go into the conference room That a recess will be taken is prac tically certain , as the democrats will vote with them for that purK | > se , and Ihc inde- IKTiideuts will not be able to secure enough strength to prevent it. It Is not Improbable that the republicans will conclude to stay by Thurston through the day and give him another trial , although there is no prospect that ho will secure a7iy more than the sixtjone votes that have been his for the past three days. DeniorrnlK Are MeiulftKt. The flVe democrats held a meeting this evening in the room of Senator Babcock and renewed their obligations not to go to on in dependent , even if by so doing they pre vented nn election and made It necessary for Govcnior Crouuse to appoint a senator for the next two years. The republicans will bo asked to go to Morton , and the five hope that this request will bo complied with , but whether it is or not it is stated that under no circumstances will any of the five ever go to an indejiendent. Morton is said to have assured the live that ho never would ask one of them to go over , and the five declare that even if he did it would make no difference. It is stated that Boyd is not urging the delivery of the democratic votes at this time , and the ] > ositive assertion is made that ho could not deliver ono of the five if ho chose to do so. North has been regarded as the only ono that the ex-governor could de liver and color has boon lent to the state- mint that ho would yield -tw such influence by the fact that ho is a candidate for the office of collector of internal revenue , but ho Informed the other four tonight that much as ho wanted the office , he would never go back on the agreement Into which he had ; entered lth them. Ills One Vet Xot Knougli. Even If ho should go over , it would not change the situation , as the republicans ( would immediately demand a call of the house and the lieutenant governor would sus tain the call Clarke would be brought hero and the | * ojnihsts would still IK ) ono short' of the number necessary to elect their man It is asserted V'lat ' it would bo an utter imjiosslbility for the inde- ( jicndcnts to secure more than sixty-six votes , ' flther for Judge Allen or for any other can didate whom they might place in the field , ns the five have declared upon their oaths that no jwpullst slrill go to the senate by their votes. If they adhere to their iwsitlon , and they solemnly pledge each other that there is not enough money or offices in the Vnlted States to induce them to change their minds , there Is absolutely no chance for an ' Independent candidate until he can secure ! assistance from the republicans. | Some Tear * Allayeil. 1 On the other hand , the new phase of the situation will require the independents to take their pick of a republican or trust to the Judgment of Governor Crouuso to select t one to their liking. This latest whirl of the present Kaleidoscope has bcen.the means of i nllnjing srvera ! disagreeable cases of pal pitation of the heart among the republicans. Tht indi'pinlcnts have been i-onfident all day that sin c" > ss would Us theirs on the mor row ait 1 thej have been encouraged in this IK lit-f by the assertions of many of the dem ocrats hen- , who have talked just ns much as if they had a vote in the matter. Ames of Douglas has been the most im portant man in the city this evening , and since his return from Omaha has fluttered from o.ic i lai-o to another with a conscious sense nf the responsibility resting UIHUI him. lit" has been Mattered by the independents until he Is actually distressed with the bur den of t'Uftluir nn independent semtor that 1ms Uoni dumped u ) > on his shoulders. Ho lias be n tailoring to point out to his live fel low demon-its the error of tholr ways , but liis niissionaiv work has l oeu uiscourag- Inglj barren of results. Ho wont over to the * 1-indfll hotel and hold a conference will- idgc Alien but , whether he rwivod a favorable prciuilso rogardimr his candidacy > for the onlc of Internnl ruvenuo collector is sometliitig that has notyot been made known to an .ai\l 'js world. Some. Thinking Oolne On. The effect of the U'nll street telegrams to the democrats Is bccoiuluif apparent tonight and many of the populists sire Inquir ing why it was that the national end of democracy did nut man- frst a d slro to assist Powers when he was a candidate , if the comiug d- nunlsiratlnn fools so kindli disposed4owaM the indc | > f n lents as they would have U IKJ- lievod , Tin. , usk what | nticuUr feature- ivgar Ilii. ' Judge Allen is so UliutUe to the doir.vrats , an-l are wondering If U Is boca - ca 'At lie u..ixl to IKa druxii-rnt himself and ran for congress on that U > ke-t in Iowa l > o- fore Iiot.irro to Nebraska sixcurs go , when 1. aUicd himself with th - domlnaia part } l.kh was icvubijiu | ! llourbunt are Ulunlng. The fact of the matter is that the demo crats do not i > roi cse to elect Judge Allen and hare not lieen dlsi > os d to do any thing of that kind any "of the time. They have been running a cold , ' lammy bluff from the start and have 'been throwing Just enough votes to the independent nominee to scnre the re publicans. They knew just what they were banking on , and have trusted to the "srarl- ness" of the republicans to make their trick ( successful. Tlu1 scheme was concocted by the railroad manager * as soon ns they realized that it would be imiiossible to elect Thurston. They are nov seeking to convince the republicans that the ? will elect Allen unless the re publicans will come over and make Boyd or Morton. They trust that the ruse will be successful , and that they wilHiiive a rail road democrat. Inasmuch as they ain't have a railroad republican. The threat is not working worth a cent , as there an1 several anti-monopoly republicans who coolly declare that they would infinitely prefer Allen to cither Morton or Boyd , and there is every Indica tion that if the attempt is made to throw the republican caucus to either of these democrats in the morning , enough republicans will go to Allen to matte him senator without the assistance of the democrats. The stupendous bluff is doomed to die an ignominious death. Only ii I'ctr In "SlcJit. The hotel rotundas were comparatively deserted today. It was not because the members had gone home , as very few of them had loft the city. Neither was it owing to indifference as to what was to come at tomorrow's joint session , for ail were keenly alive to the situation , and a vast amount of work was being done It was not being done In such a manner us to catch the eyciifthe public , however , and that was why so few of the workers were risible. The republican steering committee was on the jump all day. but they were no more active than were the indept-ndent and demo cratic engineers. All sorts of rumors were afloat , and were eagerly discussed by the few who congregated in the usual places , t Among the stories that have leaked out , among the many that have reached the pub lic ear throuun the medium of the political po-tmortems that have been held on the siruation during the past twenty-four hours is one explaining how it happened that W L. Greene was so ready-to lie down and "sacrifice his i > ersonal ambition for the rood of the party. " As is well known he has ben for years a chronic ofllce seeker , and it is stated that he was induced to get otT the track by the promise that if Allen was elected senator Greene s&ould be made United States district prosecuting attorney , the position now filled by Ben S. Baker. The arrangement is said to be that the iudo- jHrndents shall have one of the big oflices , and tbls is the one. They are also to have a number of the small ones , clerkshiiis and places of that kind , but Greene is said to be booked for the only real plum in sight. THIS WIKK iVOXIIUKSS. . I'orcc.ist of the ' , Proposc',1 Legislation as Out lined ! > } the Committees. WASIUXOTUX , D. C. , Feb. 5. Tomorrow will mark the beginning of the last four weeks of the Fifty-second congress and the clash of interests demanding attention which must inevitably arise from the announcements al ready made promise an exceedingly lively legislative ' week. These subjects include such imortant ] measures as the bill. for the repeal of the silver purchase act : for the es tablishment of a national quarantine : to pre vent dealings in futures ( the anti-optio bill ) , and for the establishment of a general bankrupt law. A discussion , the end of which , before the session closes , cannot bo foreseen unless brought about by the presentation of appro priation bills , is likely to be precipitated in the'senato at the very beginning , if Mr. Hill parries out his intention of asking the sen ate to determine whether or not it will take up the bill to repeal the silver purchase law. Much pressure is being brought to bear ujxm Mr. Hill not to press the motion , but so far ho has given no Indication of yielding to the importunities addressed to him. Mr. Harris has given notice that ho will nt the same time ask the senate to take up the quarantine bill. These motions will come up in the morning , and several will cause no debate , but if Mr. Hill's motion pre vailed then Mr. Teller's implied threat of talking out the session would besin to work. Will Xot Antagonize Sherman. Senator Cullom will endeavor to have the bills for the amendment of the interstate commerce law disjiosed of this week , but will probably not antagonize Mr. Sherman's desire to get the Nicaragua canul bill out of the senate and over to the house. Proba bilities favor the conclusion thut the legisla tion upon matters of general public moment accomplished by the senate will be almost entirely confined to such bills as the. appro priations committee may call up. The pro gram of the house for the week is fairly well outlined except as respects the anti-options bill. bill.Mr. Mr. Hatch , for reasons of his own , de clines to say what move ho intends to make with regard to it. Monday is suspension day and the filibusterersare looking forward to the day with anxiety. There seems to be a disposition to obstruct each bill as it comes up , regardless of the feeling toward the measure itself for fear the rapid passage may ho the harbinger of hope to some mor6 objectionable bill further down the list. Mr. Hatch has asked for recognition in or der to call up the Paddock pure food bill , and the sin-alter will give him the opportu nity desired. Besides the pure food .bill , the measures which are most likely to "be con sidered under suspension of the rules are the bids for the admission of Utah Into the nation us a state , the Torrey bankruptcy bill and the New York bridge bill. Wednesday is the day named in the con stitution for counting the electoral vote , and Thursday and Friday \ \ ill br devoted to a discussion of cloture and of the silvcr-quiw- tton. It cannot be told at this time whether or not the efforts to lorce the silver qmstion to a vote will lx > successful. The appropria tion bills will monopolize most of the time of the house not occupied by silver , the electoral count and suspension of the rules. TIIK DlMTIl IIULU Snililen Ilemlxe of Mr * . William C. Whitney In Xew York. Nn YOKK , Fob. S. Mrs. William C. Whit ney , wife of the ex-secretary of the navy , died ut her home. No.- West Fifty-seventh street , at il o'clock this morning , of heart disease. " " Only Mr. Whitney and the nurses who at tended her during her illness wore present at the death bed. The end came unex- poctodly. Dr. J. Wood McLane. who with Dr. Charles MeBumei. has been attending Mrs. Whit ney , loft hero at 11 : ) last night , as at that \hour it was not oxpecteJ Mrs. Whitney's illness would take a serious turn before morning. Mr.Whitr sat up until 2 o'clock , at which hour ho rctiied and the hose was darkened. A few minutes before 3 one of the nurses hastily summoned him and bo hurried to Mrs. Whitney's room , reaching there just in time too sec her expire. Tli" death of Mrs. Willing awakened wtauMinvud symjiathyv throughout the countrv und all day telrjrranis and messages of roucUilenco were received b\ the fnuiilv. Dr. McBurnoy said toniiht that Mrs. Whitney's death was due to an affi-etion of the heart of long standing : which became pronouuml about it month airo. For the jvisl ten days she bus IK U < wiiline < l to tier iKsl , but It was only during the lust live days of thut time that her cnuiiitiuii , v s alarm ingThu Thu funeral will take place at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon from ht. Bartholomew's church , Madison avenue. MAY COME TO ANNEXATION Probable Outcome of the Hawaiian Commis sioners' Visit to Washington. INCLINATIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT Notion * of a 1'rntertnrnte llx p lleen Ahan- ilnneil HIM ! the reeling XowUThat the Iillml * Minulil Itr At- taehed at Oner. WASIIIXOTOX , D. C. . Feb. 5. [ Special Tele- pram to THE Bnn. ] "The first art of diplo macy is silence. " This It the sentence which Secretary of State Foster is credited with having uttered to the Hawaiian commissioners when their credentials were presented and their intro ductions accomplished at the Department of State yesterday. These words cannot .be Interpreted . a rebuke to the columns of newspaper inter views with which the commissioners have bombarded the country in their transit froiu the Golden Gate to the national capital. In all their statements the representatives of the provisional government of Hawaii have confined themselves to narratives of the bloodless revolution. Their voluminous ac counts of this event have contained nothing us to their proposition to bo submitlol to this government in detail beyond the gen eral statement that they desired annexation. It was a natural result of these Indefinite announcements that President Harrison and his cabinet advisers caused it to bo known that they favored a protectorate as a pre liminary step to annexation rather than im mediate annexation Itself. This hesitancy was in no small part caused by the belief tint a movement for imme diate annexation would involve in the first place , an extension of the bounty for American sugar to the Hawaiian islands , and in the next place a long discussion in congress as to the treatment of the fran chise in the new territory , and the abroga tion of existing contracts for Asiatic labor , not to speak of the setting up of additional barriers ! against the influx of Chinese and Japanese from the Sandwich islands to the Pacific coast. Some Thing * They AVunt. Secretary Foster's injunction of diplomatic silence has had its effect. The Hawaiian commissioners since their arrival in Wash ington. i while talking freely have s lid noth ing. i Despite their commanded reserve , cer tain elementary conditions which will under lie the negotiations between them and the United States government has become clear. The first demand of the commissioners will be for absolute annexation as an integral portion tion of the United States , with a status cor responding to that of a territory with a cov- ernor appointed by the president , but with out a local legislature. Commissioner Marsden , who is only second in rank to Mr. Thurston among the com missioners. said today that the form of ad ministration ' which the leaders of the blooa- less revolution most desire would be some thing similar to the government of the Dis trict of Columbia , that is to say , a board of commissioners appointed by the president , having full control of the levying and collec tion of taxes , the receipt of customs , the control of jiolk'e and the management of the courts. Such a form of government as this would debar from the exercise of a franchise a vast and uuwieldly mass of natives , as well as about . ' ( .1,000 Chinese and Japanese la borers , while at the same time it would insure to each of them their rights to hold proiKTty and to maintain an equality under the law. Objection Ilaseil on Sugar. One objection which has been urged 1 against the annexation of Hawaii is that 1I such step would extend to the islands the benefits of the bounty for the production of ( sugar which exists under the McKinley act. The Hawaiian commissioners , it is learned ' authoritatively , are prepared to waive the privilege absolutely rather than yield all 1 jiossibillty of annexation. They make this suggestion in order to offset the criticism that they are prompted a selfish motive ; indeed one of the commissioners has stated that they would be willing to accept an act of congress which expressly barred Hawaii from all participation now or in future of sugar bounty. Similar reservations nave been made toward the terri tories in the acts governing their admission into the union , so there appears to be no president in constitutional law or in congressional practice to interfere with an nexation under such qualifications. The attitude of the administration which at first favored a protectorate , has since the arrival of the Hawaiian commissioners changed to one favoring immediate annexa tion. President Harrison has always looked upon a protectorate as merely a preliminary step toward annexation , The expressions of opinion in congress have made it evident that despite the brief time remaining be tween now and March 4 , it may be easily uossible to pass the bill providing for an nexation. Not a Tarty Question. Not since the controversy with Chili has there been so marked nnabsnceof merely partisan feeling upon any subject as that of the acquisition of the Sandwich Islands. This consensus of opinion has removed the chief objection to the immediate annexation of the islands insofar ah it has seemed to make it possible to pass the requisite bill through both branches of congress within theii -xt four weeks. While this feeling in consress has had its effect it is undoubtedly true that the deter mined ( Msition of the commissioners to take annexation or nothing has led to an abandonment of the idea of a protectorate. They have said that if this government insisted UIKHI talking of a pro tectorate they would be compelled to close the negotiations and return to their homes. The administration is naturally not dersirous of bringing all negotiations summarily to an end by thus insisting upon n protectorate as the basis of discussion. The commis sion staled today that they were well pleased with their reception by Secre tary of State Foster and that they had every reason to feel -ouraged. . There can be only one interpretation of this encourage ment. It seems that their overtures of an nexation have boon favorably received and that annexation has already been made the basis 7)f ) iiction by this government. The ad ministration is much freer to act UJKIII an nexation jiolicy than it was five dajs airo. when it seemed apparent that British blus ter would intervene to cause diplomatic com plication and inevitable delays. Mr. Glad stone , with his w ll known cordial feeling toward this country , has urovented any ob jection from being entered openly in Parlia I- ment to the negotiation with Hawaii. Hun it Clear Track. While President Harrison would not bo likely to yield to British threats , it is of coars ? much more easy to act with England uuopK | > sed to the annexation of Hawaii than It would lie with such a j > owerful nation pre senting a belligerent force. The coming week will l an active one in diptoinatir circles. It is not likely , however , thin any delinlu * plan can lie framed or even outlined before the latter part of the week. The present arrangement is that the com missioners shall not meet President Harrison uutilafU'r he has revietved a statement from United States Minister Storriih by the regular malls from Honolulu. It is tha belief of the commissioners that a definite plan of action will lie fully under way by the end of this wwk , and that Its ammipltshuent will therefore be only a question of how quickly congress can act. Several of the best parliamentarians of ) congress said today that they dll not see how It was possible to get through an annex- ation bill when the prwtent. calendar * of the senate and IIOUWB w re already cr > iwdf-l with such essential ininsurM as the great appropriation bills , 'as < wdl as a llotllla of meritorious private' blllwhich Justly de manded action. . t P. S. IL AWAITIXCJ DKVKMM'.M i\TS. Hawaiian < ' < imiiiU lmiM-j Spend Snnilny QnletlyTlri Ttielr Hotel. WASHINGTON. D.J. ' . . Fob. " . . The Hawaiian- annexation commissioners spent n quiet Sun day. passing most Of the time Innhelr rooms at their hotel. Mr. Carter , who was n resident of Wash ington for sometime while his father was Hawaiian minister to this country , found time to renew some of his acquaintances of that period , but the other gentlemen saw no one except several onllcrs at the hotel. Among the callers were Commander Good rich of the United States navy and Mr. J. B. Montgomery of Portland , Orel , the latter of whom expressed to the commissioners his belief that the entire Pa'-ific coast was united in favor of the annexation of the Islands to the United States. Tin1 commissioners do not cxi > oct to have any statement to make to the public regard ing their errand until after the completion of their conference with Secretary Foster. They will be busily engaged during ttle in tervals between these meetings with the secretary in the preparation of the argument which they will advance in supjwrt of their application for annexation of the islands by the United States. It is s.iid that the conferences by the sec retary and the * rommSssionrs will not be anything more than a. formal one until after the arri\-al of the next steamer from Hawaii , which is due at San Franci co on the 8th iust. . bringing further advices as to the situation of affairs upon the islands. The State department expects to receive by that steamer full reports from Minister Stevens of the events in connection with the revolu tion and what has occurred since. KxpectlitK I'urUier Instruction * . The commissioners also look for additional instructions from the provisional government with regard to their mission to this country , Until these communications have been re ceived it is said that the commissioners will not be presented to President Harrison. Speaking of the probable course of events on the islands. Commissioner Carter said this afternoon that tli .provisional govern ment would not undertake any legislative action pending the negotiations with the United States upon the "subject of annexa tion. ihat the advisory council , which stands in the stead of a legislature , will prob.ibly repeal the lottery bill which the recent legis lature passed the day' before it was pro rogued by the lately deposed queen. As long ago as November. Minister Ste vens wrote a letter setting forth the advan tages of the Hawaiian -islands to the Unitei' States and the desirability of their acquisi tion by the country , in which he said : "The time is near when we must decide upon who shall hold these islands as a part of their na tional territory. It is not possible for them much loncvr to remain alone. These people and thf United States , will soon becom polled by circumstances and events to decide whether the Hawniiari islands will have unity , liberty and autonomy , or become a colonial possession of a European power. What Webster , Clay and'Marcey said forty years ago. and Seward , Fish and Elaine and the administrations they represented cleaVly jwrceived. may well now be considered by the American Detlralile l'r turri of the Island * . * - , "The entire area' o4no islands is about 6.000 square milc.s. . IrC-nddition to sugar , which ii now much the largest product , the soil and climate' nrc admirably adapted to raising rice , bananas , oranges , coffee , grapes and other crops. Well governed and prop erly developed they arc capable of inajntnin- ing a population of from 300.000 to 400XU There are extensive ranches for the raising of sheep and cattle. The harbors of Honolulu and Pearl island , about six miles apart , and entered by narrow channels , are closely nankcd by mountains , so as to be made impregiiabiy defensible , with not large expense. Their ultimate | K > ssession by the United States is of the utmost importance to American commerce in the Pacific , which promises vast development , if wisely carried out and without much delay. " sron. , HCXTKKS ix roitci ; . Democrat * Already Arriving In Wnthlngton to Secure Their Upward * . WAsmxr.TO.v , D. C. , Feb. 5. Already a considerable number of ofllce seekers have arrived in Washington , and arc looking over the ground , using congressional influence and otherwise making every effort to secure ad vantage in the coming race for the offices which will be at the disposal of the incoming ing administration. Many of them were here eight years ago , but when Mr. Cleve land assumes direction of governmental af fairs four weeks hence , they will realize that the classified civil service has even during the present administration , absorbed many places thought to b ? desirable. The general land'ofllce will still have a few places at its disposal. Among the number are eventeen surveyors general , one each in Arizona , Alaska , California. Colorado. Florida. Idaho , Minnesota , Montana. Ne vada , New Mexico , North Dakota. Louisiana , Oregon. South Dakota , Utah. Washington and Wyoming. Tlw salaries attached to these offices range from Jl.SOO in Florida , Louisiana , Minnesota and Nevada , to $2,700 in California. t In a majority of the states the salary is J2.500. There arc also 123 local land offices with a register and a receiver at each with salaries ranging from about ? i. " > 0 to $3.000 the maximum. Two of these offices are in 'Alabama , one in Alaska , Arizona has two. Arkansas four , California ten , Colorado thirteen. Flor ida one , Idaho five , Iowa one , Kansas seven. Louisiana two , Michigan two , Minnesota five , Mississippi one Missouri three , Montana five , Nebraska twelve. Nevada two , New Mexico four. North Dakota five , Oklahoma four , Oregon six. So th D.ikota eiirht , Utah one. Washington seven , Wisconsin four and Wyoming six. Then there are eleven chiefs of division in the general offlcowho receive a salary of S'J.fKK ) apiece , one chief rlerk at 2,000 , ten principal examiners utRJ.OOO. ; two law clerks at W.i'iO. two law examiners at f'J.OlXI , one receiving clerk at $1,800 , a confidential clerk to the commissioner 'Y-ho receives f 1,000 and a number of messengers and laborers whose coniensation | ranges-from fOOO to fMU. In tliebureauof patents theroareonly a very few important places outside of the classi fied service ami this is also the case in the Indian bureau. The -jienslon onVc has less than fifty places abope the lowest grade. The richest field for ( the olhi-o seeker will be the Postofilce .department , which has the appointing of about 05.UKI postmasters. .vor.iT THIS .stf.ss/o.v. Sherman Sitter IJ rr Cmniint Ite Itepeulud by ThU Concrc . LAKEWOOU , N. .7. , Feb. 5. Congressman W. L. Wilson of West Virginia spant last evening with Mr. Cleveland and Dan-M. Dickinson at the Cleveland cottage , and had another long talk with the president-elect today. Wilsoni when asked this evening what prospect th silver bill has of passing both houses of oongress before the end of the i present session , said : "It depends largely on the committee on rules. If the committee reports a rule requiring 1 a final vote on the silver bill in n certain time and the house divides to vote on the imeasure I am satisfied the bill will piss the house. In the sedate , however , then ; is sufficient minority against the ra ] > eal of the Sherman law to absolutely prevent the pas- sago of the bill thisseasou. . The time Is too short , In my opinion , for the rejviil of the silver law at the prudent session. " Wilson dec-lined to dISC-USD cabinet iwfcsi- unties. Mr Cleveland remained quietly at the cottage all day. Cleveland anuouiiml this evening that h will remain hero all the coming week in order to dlsjK > so of several tmatters of Importance. BRISBANE'S DAMAGING FLOOD Hundreds of People in Queensland's Capital Dis rting Their Homss. MANY PERSONS REPORTED DROWNED Soien llnnilnintin Miner * TerNh Willie at Their U itrk surrounding IIIIU shel tering Many Inh.ililtanU of tlio Inumlitted Districts. Hni iiANC , Feb. Feb. 5. Incessant rains for several days have caused floods through out Queensland. Part of this city is under water. People are deserting low lyiug dis tricts , as many houses are submerged to the second floor and the water is still rising. The towns of Bundaberg , Ipswich and Bundamba are suffering most severely and are threatened with total destruction. The inhabitants have left their houses , and those who have not fled to the higher lands have taken refuge on the roofs of the highest buildings. All domestic animals and hundreds of cat tle have been drowned. A largo loss of hu man life is rejiorted. but nothing definite can be ascertained as to the total number. A mine near Bundamba was flooded and seven minors were d rowncd. In Ipswich many houses have collapsed Goodna is entirely under water and the Inhabitants have taken refuge on the hills. Hundreds are homeless , without shelter and without food. The loss of proi > ert.v is enor mous. Cattle have been drowned by rhc thou sand. K-iilways have been washed out and telegraph lines have been broken. Moat rail ways have stopped running trains. .MONKY A XI ) ( inlil Continue * to He In Pemiml In 1'raiief lunl Au trl > i. IXJNDON , Fob. 5. Discount was'firmer dur ing the past week at 1 } per cent for three months and 1 per cent for short. Gold con tinues to be in demind in France and Aus tria , taking bullion from this market when ever an opportunity offers. The American shipments hitherto have been sufficient to meet demands , but it is recognized that the American shipments are of an unusual char acter and may at any time be suspended. Home requirements favoa continuation of easy rate. * and there is no prospect of a seri ous drain on the Bank of England. Silver has been fairly firm in spite of In creased supplies. The demand from the east is smaller , owintr to the value of money in India and sterling exchange bcimr weaker by the large dei-linings of consol bills in Jan uary. On the Stock exchange durins the week prices generally were firm and then1 was a more hopeful feeling. The chief dealings were in the higher class investment secur ities. There was an advance in consols for ex port for the week. Forcitni securities. Egyp tians , one-fourth of 1 per cent lower : Argen tines fell I1 , , percent ; the delay in the Ar gentine government in fulfilling the engage ments of the guaranteed railways is causing anxiety and uneasiness. Mexican's rose one- half of I p r cent , Portuguese fell 1 > 4 i > er cent. English railways generally were firm , but Gro4t-Wcstorn fell 'J ) < iier-ccnt , owing to lowered dividends. American railway securities were in peed demand at increas ing values for the leading bonds of the better class , which yield investors a good return , but business in the share market w.is al lowed to remain'quiet avid there is hurJi.\ any change. The shipments of gold and unsettled con dition of silver still restrict dealings. Varia tions for the weeK in pi-ices of American rail way securities Include the following de creases : Norfolk & . -Western. 1'4 percent ; AVabash , preferred , one-half , .f 1 per cent : Wabash , debentures , 1'4 per cent : Erie and Atehison. three-fourths of 1 per cent-earh : Central Pacific , one-fourth of 1 JUT cent : Denver & Ute Grande , and Missouri. Kuns.is & Texas one-half of 1 uer cent each. Canadian securities were droopimr. Cana dian Pacific fell three-fourths of 1 per cent : Grand Trunk , consols , one-half of 1 per cent ; Grand Trunk , first and second prefer ence , IV percent each ; Mexican , ordinary declined , one-half of 1 per cent , and Mexi can , firsts , one-fourth of 1 per cent , while seconds gained one-fourth of 1 | > er cent. Mine shares were active. Kio Tintos rose one-half of 1 per cent , Allsopp's brewery fell ] } per cent. MOKI : Titoi'Hi.K TIIKIATIXII : > . Iloman Catholic * and I'roteht.inM Ht Mnlrlil Have u Colll lon. MADIIID , Feb. 5. The excitement caused among Itoman Catholics by the opening of a Protestant church in this < -ity several weeks ago still treatens trouble. When the proles- tants announced four days ago that they would meet this afternoon in the theater opposite the Jesuit college , the ] > olice feared a counter demonstration to the Catholic student riot in Barcelona. When the Protestants assembled , today they found a strong force of iwlico in anil about , and about 100 of their guards drawn up around the college. During the services a petard exploded a few yards from the theater. The services were cut short , and the congregation hurried in a panic from the theater. Nothing has been ascertained as to the identity of the person who exploded the l > ctard. KOL'JlAXIAX CUSTOMS. Prillc < rerillimnd iiml IIU Itrlile Itcceueil nlth intIiiiHlH4in : , BrciiAiiEsT , Feb. ! > . In accordance with Koumanlan custom , the weddings of thirty- two peasant couples , representing the thirt.v - two districts of Iloumama , were celebrated today in the presence of Primv Ferdinand and his bride. After the mirriajre ceremonies , the couples drove in thirty-two carriages , decorated with flowers , to the royal palai-e. where a wedding dinner was served. King Cnarles pave a purse filled with cold toevur.v cquple and Crown Prince Ferdinand clicked glasses with every bridegroom before drink ing with him. The crown prince and his bride wore received with enthusiasm by the street crowds when they drove from the church to the p.ilacc. Mnot Nut KmliiiiKer Iliiino Itulc. Ix > xi > ox , Feb. 5. John Dillon , anti-Par- nelllte , in a s peach at Burnley , deprecated the attempt of the Pamellites to foms the amnesty question ujmn the government at the present critical juncture. The only wise course for Irishmen to pursue now was to subordinate other issues to homo rule and to avoid everything which might endanger home rule. Parnoll himself had advised the latter course and the speaker hoi > ud Par- noll's advice would bo followed. On tlie I'nrU HiMirxe. PAHH , F b. .V The tone on the bourss during the week was firm but transactions w.tj limited. The pending baurso tax over hangs the marke , damj > eiiing all enterprise. The week's advances include : three iieri-ent rentes If 2c ; Credit Fonder , ( if ; Hlo Tintos , IHf. Foreign securities closed firm yester day. Italian. Turkibh and Portuguese bonds Improved uiHM'k'htli of I per wnl ; Spanish , thiw-sixUx-nths of 1 per cent , and Itu $ iaii , threevlgtiths of 1 i trr ii-ut. Iteeelteil the IvhrilMc mtli Kiithunhinm. CAIIIO. Fob. 5 The khodive-wug roeulved with exceptional enthusiasm today at Assioot , where he optm < * l a new railway. The crowds welcomed him also atiluy and Girud. Despite previous rumora of a if bel- lieu , all is quiet in this city. On the llerllu Hour e BEHUV , Feb. 5 , The bourse was depr sod early in the week. In toe latter part of the week , however , ' international securities , though Innrtlvp. nminlalnetl good prices. The Html quotations Included : Prussian sixes , lOT.rtl- Mexican sixes. SI 40 ; IVutsche bink. IMi.au ; Boohwner. 1SI ; H n > encr , 1W ) ; HuliU-s. ausi.sv Short exchange on Ixmdon , JO. 40' ' , ; long exchatiee on Ixmdon , 'JO 34. Defeated tiy llrltl.li Mtrlne : . I XI > ON , Feb. . A dispatch from Zanzibar states that n band of Somali ? attacked and beat the ICISmayu ag.-nt of the Brilish Hnst Africa company and his iru.irds. The ma rines trom the British war ship Widgeon eventually were landed , and nfter killing i-lsht Somalls. put the rest to flight. I'llly Hottentot * lilllril. Limox , Feb. V A dispatch from St. Thomas siys : that the Hottentots recently attacked Mo-snmed in Lower Guinea. The Portuguese drove them back after a .stub born fight , in which the Hottentots lost their chief and fifty men. On tlii rrankfiirl lmir e. FitAXKronT. Fob. .V Prices on the Iwuvs-o during the past week were firm. The final quotations include : Huncarh.n pold rentes , SM ; Italian fives , if.1 : Portuguese. 4'8 per cent : short exchange on Ixmdon , -0.40 ; pri vate discount , l' _ , | er cent. C'unhler ill the llnnk ol Itiiine ArreMetl. HOME. Fob o. Michael Lazzaroni , nephew of Caesar Lazznronl. the imprisoned cashier of the Bank of Home , was arrested and locked up today. He is charged with bribery and forgery in his connections with the Bank of Home. _ rornellni. Hereriiin > ty III. ' Loxnox , Feb. ft. A dispatch from Bourne mouth says that Cornelius Herz has grown worse eradually since last cvonltur. His fever has risen and the action ol his heart has grown weaker. lie is greatly depressed. King Alfonso Cent le elne. M.umin , Feb. 3. King Alfonso , who is ill with scarlet ina , is reported today to be con valescing. vou.nnin.vcof.v.s /.v.i.w///i I'rifiuU of President Hnrr MHI Defend tlir Nomination iir.lndK" Jurk-iiii. WASHINOTON , D. C. , Fob S.- The criticism uKm ] the appointment by President Harrison of Judge Jackson to succeed the late Associ ate Justice Lamar on the supreme bench made by Mr. J. S. Clarkson and published this morning , was the subject of considerable discussion among politicians today. The fact that Clarkson had requested Senator Oullom to protest against the confirmation of Judge Jackson's mmimtion adds interest to the affair. Senator Cullom said that Mr. Clarkson's mess-ige was personal and he did not expect to make public either it or his reply to it. Neither would he say what course of action IIP would pursue It is not considered probable by many sen ators that Judge Jackson's nomination will be rejected , notwithstanding the opposition to him among the democratic members of the body. They say Judge Jackson is not satisfactory to them as a party man , and Senator Harris is quoted as ha vine referred to him as no more of a demo/rat than "men on the other side of the chamber. " One of the president's friends said this afternoon that Mr. Clarkson's statement that no other president 'jad ever before ap pointed a member of ihc supreme bench from the ranks of another ] > olitical wrty was not well founded in fact. He said the president had the precedent of the first re- jmblican president for his nomination of Judge Jackson , that in 1SK1 President Lin coln nominated Stephen J. rlcldrmlcmo- crat. to a place on the bench , which Mr. Field still retains. He said that the president , before making the nomination , was assured that the con ' finnation of the nomination of a republican was extremely improbable , and , that being the case , he chose to promote a democrat who had demonstrated b.\ his decisions upon the bench that he was a protectionist and a Nationalist , with a big "N. ' ' As a matter of IHilitics. ho continued , under the circum stances of the case. Judge Jackson's appoint ment was a most excellent one. If he were rejected by the senate , ho said , Mr. Cleve land , of necessity almost , would be corn- lulled to send his name to the senate again , thus preventing the possibility of the nom ination of a man who might be possessed of the undesirable qualifications mentioned by Mr. Clarkson in his letter criticising Presi dent Harrison's action. r < > r'alinil > le Kepnrt. WASHINGTON , D. C. , Feb. ! i. Copies of Secretary of the Treasury Foster's report to the senate under the Shermar resolution of July last are in demand. The first part of the report will be delivered tomorrow. It is one of the most valuable statistical reports published by the government , and when com pleted will contain a summary or outline of the banking history of the government from its formation down to 1S32. with a full and complete history of the state and national banking system from is'tt to June 30 , IMe. o ( I.V.V.I MCK7A.VO.V I.V CUVICI. Iam : gei ) Dcm.-unlni ! of Those Who Kent Her tn tlm Asylum. SCIIANTOX , Pa. . Feb..r > . Anna E. Dickin son , lecturer and actress , yesterday brought three suits in the circuit court of the United * States directed against eight persons , two of whom are ph.vsu-ians , asking damages in the aggregate sum W i.liil.OilO. These suits are directed against the per sons who were instrumental in lodging her in Danville a ylum for the insane. The main suit is against James Courtwrieht. George B. Thompson. Allen Esrgloston. John S. Hcilman. George Underwiwd and Henry Dryden. In this .J.VOOt ) damages arc asked. In the second suit. lr George 1'ndtTwood is made defendant and the damaei-s .placed at * .VU ) . The third suit is a trains I Dr. James Oglesby , from whom damages arc asked in itu fcumof 2. " > . < HK ) . The case will probably be tried at the March term of court. or .UK/ , isciiin.i.1. of n Wealthr Merc-fruit IHe by Her Own IIiiiuI. BROOKLYN. N. V. . Fob. S. Mlss Sallle C. Coop , 20 years old , committed sulcldu this morning at her homo on Brooklyn Heights by taking chloroform and then tiring four shots into her left breast. Miss Coop was the daughter of Herman Coop , a wealthy retired merchant , who died sud denly four years ago. Since her lather's death she has been a victim of melancholia , which was Increased by the separation from her , by death or marriage , of all her rela tives. It is supjw.si'd that thu thought of the loss of her only r.-maining sister by mar riage rendered Miss -oop temporarily insane. - c - .Mnieincntft i > f Oceun Meuiner * february * * At Lizard Passed La Normandie , from New York AtKinsale Passed Ohio , from Philadel phia. At Bremen Arrived Dresden , from New York. At Liverpool Arrived Ottoman , from Boston. At New York Arrived Mississippi and j. from Europe. CalieimleyUm U'ljieil Out. NEW YOKK , Feb. 5. Key. Thomas II. Kil- Ion read the decision of Mgr Satolli on the charges preferred against DUhop WIggcr by him from his pulpit during service's today. Father KIll n told his fongrotration that the decision wl | > ed out Cahenslc.iiUiii and ilo- clilod that there ( .hall IK ) nr. German or French or Irish Catholic chun-h In America , but only the Amuricun Cnthollf church. HUhoji Ireland nt Mnux City. Flora CITT , la. . Fob. n.-jSpevlal Te'o- Bram to THE I > BE. ] Arvhblibop Ireland to day dedicated St. Joseph's church , preach ing a sermon in the m-jnilng and delivering u lecture tonlht in the opera house to an audience of i..Vw , Tomorrow the aivhbUhop will be given u banqutt by the Mondamln club , the leading club of the city. WAS CRUEL MURDER Killing of the Oowbjys 01 Wnits Clay Creek Said to Be Unprovoked. TWO STICKS WAS ONLY AFTER PLUNDER He and His Followers looted the Camp After Shying te BYYOUNG-M\N-AFRAID'S PROMPT ACTION Cool-Headed Movement of a friendly Chief Stopped an Outbreak. NO FURTHER TROUDLE LOOKED FOR NOW Camlnir of n Illl/.r rit on the le erv tloi HHI > Cooled the Illnml oft lie Knni- imnt lied 'Mm lor the Tlinr at l.rAfttt 1'lXE Hi HOC Aocxcv. S. IX , Feb ft - [ Special Telegram to THE Ben. ] A telegram has been received by Captain Brown. Indian agent here , from the foreman of the govern ment beef contractors , that ho was at the oeef wimp during the killing , but made lifo escape. He stales positively that the four cowboys were killed at this agenc ; . There is i.I . no reason given for the killing. Kvery- thlng points ta'a willful aud-'ruel murder A detachment of police WLS sent from hereto to bring the bj-lies of the white men to the aireucy , but the friends of the murdered men refused to let the police have the re mains , claiming that they would attend to the burial themselves. It has since been learned that the four bodies were snt to Hermosa , S. D. , yesterday. Information has been received since the engagement between the Indian police and Two Sticks' band jestcrday that it was owing to the flrm and heroic stand that Young-Man-Afraid- of-Hls-Horses took that prevented another outbreak. No Water , a chief H whose camp the light occurred , is n prime mover among the ghost dancers and Is one of the worst Indians on this rcsarvatiou. After the police hero wounded Two Sticks and his son and killed White-Face-Horso - - and an other rcuegade Indian. No Water flew in a frenzy and called on his followers to avenge the killing and wounliuij of T va Siiand : his son. Smecl by Cool Judgment. It was at this st igj tint Young-Man Afraid-of-His-Horses showed tack and good generalship. Hehurriolly got his band to gether and marched his people bstween the police and No Water's followers , and in this way prevented anotlur Indian war. The government oai"iils hei-6 have sub mitted to the secretary of the Interior n full account of Young-Man-Afraid-of-Hls-Horses' actions in the matter , and recommended that some fitting testimonial be given him. Ser geant Joe Bush and Sitting Bear have also been recommended lor promotion for meri torious service. A courier just in from the camp reports that Two Sticks and his seas returned two or three hours after killing the cowboys and took all the bed clothing in the camp and stole what food was in sight. It is a dlaicult matter to obtain reliable particulars. Last night it was rumored that Two Sticks' friend * were moving toward the agency , and were going to fire the gov ernment buildings , but this cannot be con- finned. A blizzard Is now raging , which usually noels an Indian's ardor more than anything else. Captain Brown does not fear serious trouble , but others do not share the same opinion. coitioitOKATiN < ; ivinixui : . ItUhhvllIe Hear * tile Story In Several Differ ent WayK. Ur. itviLt.E , Neb. , Feb. A. [ Special Telegram - gram to THE BEE. ' Another chapter in the shooting tragedy on the Sioux icscrvation , which wa - given in yesterday's dispatches to TUB BUE from this place , was enacted Fri day evening near the spot where four white men were killed. As soon as the news of the tragedy was brought to Pine Uldge Caj > - tain Brown , the ugent , dispatched twelve mounted police , under command of Police Sergeant Joe Bush , to the neoue of the shooting , with instructions to arrest and bring in the perpetrators of the bloody work. When the squad arrived at their destination Two Slicks and his crowd opened fire on them and a skirmish took place , resulting in the death of two of Two Sticks'party and the wounding of two. One of Two Sticks'sons and anot'j r buck were killed , and Two Sticks and one of his men wounded , Two Sticks himself being shot in the leg and in thiabdomen. . Two Sticks' squaw was woun led slightly in the ankle. The dead Indians wen- loft wliore they fell , and the wounded ones were brought to the agency. Another account of thn affair is that when the i police squad r.u-hed ; the camp they opened ' fire on the party they were sent to arrest without warning , and without mak ing their mission kii"wti , and shot them , down in cold bh d ; but this version of the bloody affair is not substantiated , and is not believed to bo correct. Some Inili-fliillR Dctalli. More definite details concerning the killIng - Ing of the four white men reached hero this evening. Although the names of all the men cannot bo learned , yet it is known that Clark Bacon and his son-in-law were not among the number. Bacon is a resident of White Clay precinct , Sheridan county. Neb. The motive for the murder cannot bo learned. Ono account is that the Indians were playing card.s with the white men in the dugout In which they were camped and got into a dispute , and that after leaving them they re urm-d and opcnod the door of the dugout and shot them while they were asleep. Another account is that these Indians had been in ono of their sweat _ houses going through some of their savage ceremonies and became imbuotl with the idea that it was Incumbent UIKHI them to kill these men nmKliey carried it into effect. THI : IMUAX < . iilllcnt : ' rrllrn nf.irifeim ! Until and lilt A kl tunl iee : < iinUeil , WAMHSOTOX. D ( V. Fob 5. The frjjlowlnjj telegrams wore exch inpexl between the net- ing eommUiion-'r of InJhn affairs and Agent Brown of I'liuHidge today , growing out of the murJojof four < w boys bv In. dians belonging in Two Sticks' band : I'lNUllllMil.H > .MY . 11. I eb. --rnniiflU- - kkmiT uf Indian \flatrs VVu shin Kraft , I ) . I I'lcaso ttl 'iapi ! a. > i > r > viil if appointment of rir t Sergeant J 1C llu li as second licutun * antj John Sillies Dear fcs Cr t