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\ ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , ' 1871. OMAHA , TITUKSDAY MOTWING , FEBRUARY 15 , 1894. COPY FIVE CENTS. OPPOSE IT tncreaso in the Whisky Tax Meets a Protest Little Looked For , W. C. T. U. HAS GONE BEFORE THE SENATE Remonstrance Presented to that Angust Body Through Fryo of Maine. OLD ENID AND NEW ENID TAKEN UP Oklahoma Towns and the Hock Island Eoad Given Some Consideration , SENATOR ALLEN TALKS ON CORPORATIONS Action of the lioclc Inland In the -Mattel- reading 1'iirnlslicn Him u Text for M .Jeremiad Concerning Jtull- rosul I.obhylitH. WASHINGTON , Fob. H. The entire time of the Hcnato today was consumed In the discussion of the house bill compelling the Rock Island railway to stop Its trains nt the new towns of Enid nnd Round Pond in In dian Territory. The measure is especially championed by Senator Berry of Aikansas and Is proving n subject of great attention , ns some democratic senators see In the pro posed exercise of congressional power usurpation of rights. No action was reached L on the bill , but a vote will probably bs taken tomorrow. The whisky tax nnd the position of the Woman's Christian Temperance union on the question was brought up by Senator Fryo this morning. The senator stated that ho had observed In the Associated press dis patches recently n statement that the Wo man's Christian Temperance union had petitioned congress for an Increase of the tax on whisky. On examination it had been found that such petitions had really been presented to the house committee on ways and means. These purported to be fllgned by officers of the union In remote western towns. Letters had been sent to those towns and it had b.ecn found that no persons lived In the locality bearing the names signed to the petitions. "I have the pleasure now. " said ho , "of presenting a remonstrance from the National W. C. T. U. against a tax on whisky. This remonstrance Is signed by officers of the \V. C. T. U. In forty-four stales and three ter ritories , nnd these excellent women do not bollovo that the United States ought to en ter Into copartnership In cither the manu facture or sale of Intoxicating liquors. " Senator Lodge of Massachusetts presented a resolution , which was adopted , calling on the secretary of the treasury for the record In the case ot the Investigation' In the Bos ton custom house. TO STOP TRAINS AT STATIONS. The house bill to compel the Rock Island road to stop Its trains at Enid and Hound Pond , In Oklahoma , came up as the unfin ished business , and Senator Palmer ot Illi nois took the floor In favor of the bill. Ho argued that the people of these towns were suffering a wrong and Injustice , and that It belnfnrtthln'tlm power of congress'to afford relief , this bill should bo passed without delay. The bill was opposed by Senator Carey ot Wyoming and Senator Martin of Kansas. Senator Martin in opposing the bill de clared It was a violation ot democratic doctrines ; that tlio legislature- Oklahoma had ample power to deal with the subject and congress should not Interfere. Ho woe not a friend of the railroads ; In fact , they had always opposed him when ho was a candidate for office , but ho did not bellovo In violating the tenets of his faith because a railroad would thereby bo compelled to do-a thing which the territorial legislature has the full power to compel It to perform. ALLEN FAVORS THE BILL. Senator Allen followed Senator Martin. Ho favored the bill. It Is proper the people of the country should know the agents of that corporation are Invading the capltol , trying to Influence legislation. They are In the committee rooms. In the nenato lob bies and In the conato galleries. It Is cost ing the railroad more money to light this bill than It would to establish depots and stations In all the' towns. Senator Peffer of Kansas thought congress Bhould exercise the power of compelling the railroad to establish these depots , , as It would bo nearly u year before the terri torial legislature would bo In session. Ho believed , however , the bill should bo amended. Senator Call favored It and made n long speech denouncing railway corporations In general. Pending the discussion ot the bill , the senate at 4:20 : , on motion of Mr , Black burn , went Into executive session. At 5:03 : the senate adjourned. IN TIII : Animated Discussion of I ho Sflgnloragv 1II1I In Committee of the Whole. WASHINGTON , Feb. 14. All efforts to Bgreo upon a , tlmo for closing the delmto on the Bland bill have so far failed , and da- bate proceeding without limit. The op ponents of the mcasuro have decided they will Insist upon a quorum of the advocates ot the measure being present at every stage of the procedure hereafter , BO that n mo tion to close debate wll ) require a quorum In favor of It. As there are members absent - . sent It will require two days at least to "secure the attendance to bring the vote on a bill. Tomorrow It Is Mr , Illand's Inten tion to move to close debate , and as this motion will develop the lack ot n quorum , ho will then offer a resolution to bring In absent members. A quorum falling to ap pear , If necossar ) a special order will bo brought In to bring the measure to n final vote. Democrats who are leading the oppo sition still Insist the bill can bo beaten , but Mr , Tracoy , floor leader of the opposition on the democratic Bide , frankly confesses he believes the bill will pass It It reaches n vote. vote.At At the opening of the session nf the house this morning the resignation of Representa tive Hrawtey of South Carolina , who has been appointed United States district judge , was read and placed on lllo. The resigna tion took effect today. Messrs. Qulpg nnd Strauss , the newly elected members from New York , were worn In. Mr , Bland then moved to go Into commit tee of the whole for the further consldera- . tlon of the seigniorage bill. Pending the motion Mr. Bland tried to reach tin agree ment with the opponents of tlio bill to close general debate this afternoon at f > o'clock , hut Mr. Reed called for the regular order. Mr. Stone of Kentucky tuok the tloor. "That there was u deficiency In the levenueii ot the government and that them would bo n larger deficiency , " he said , "no one would deny. The first ecctlon ot this bill proposed to coin a surplus asset ot the government to meet a part ot thli deflrlonry. " Ho urged that there was no vlrtun In thu claim set up that the sclgnlorago bullion was pledged to the redemption of the outstanding treasury 'notes , us both Secretary Foster and Secre tary Carlisle had held that thosp bonds were redeemable In cither gold or silver , Thu sale ot houils hud not htronjthoned and did not strengthen the treasury. It simply Increased I ho obligations of the government and made It hardei for 'ho treasury to meet Its obli gations Toward the close nf his remarks Mr. Stone became involved In a cnntroversy with Mr. Jlecd and Mr. Dower * of California over party renponelulllty for the present condition of At laat Mr. Stone declared that thli democratic congress would afford the people relief nnd that a reinforced and approved democratic majority elected to the Fifty- fourth congress would testify next fall to the work of this congress. "Wo will rest the case on that prediction , " paid Mr. Reed. "If you have an Increased democratic majority next fall you will bo vindicated. " Mr. Walker of Massachusetts , who followed Mr. Stone , declared the world's business was done upon the basis of the world's standard , The value of gold and silver , so far as Its value ns International exchange -wan con cerned , must always bo measured by Its bullion value In gold. Silver coinage forced by the democratic party had cost the people of the country $10,000,000 a year to Indirect taxation , Mr , Walker then proceeded under n running fire of questions to argue that It was better to Issue bonds than to pass such a bill ns the pending measure. He read an Alleged quotation from Mr. Btand's speech to demonstrate , us he Bald , that the result of the limitation of silver coinage would bo the debasement of silver and the depreciation of the sliver dollar , Mr. Bland attempted to deny the correctness of the quotation , but Mr. Walker refused to yield. Ho went on to call attention to Mr. Johnson's statement yesterday that the legal tender paper or gold was being refused at tlio treasury for silver certificates. The moment silver certificates no longer were Interchangeable with gold or gold obligations , ho said , the latter would go to n premium of 52.1 cents. Mr. Sweet of Idaho followed with nn argu ment In support of the bill and made a strong appeal for free silver. Mr. Bowers of California also supported the bill. Mr. Urosscaus ot d'cnnsylvanla argued against the bill. "This bill , " ho said , "la the financial honor of the country being put up at auction to enable It to pay Its debts. " Mr. Rawllns , the delegate from Utah , supported the bill with a general argument In favor of free coinage. Without concluding his speech , Mr. Rawllns yielded for a motion that the committee rise. Mr. Flthlan at this juncture rose to a per sonal explanation In connection with a statement made by Mr. Hunter earlier In the day. The 'questionat Issue was how Judge Hunter had voted on the proposition to place agricultural Implements on the free list and to Increase the duty on diamonds. Mr. Flthlan said ho was present on the day when the vote upon the proposition to In crease the duty on diamonds was taken , and he had a keen personal Interest In knowing how Mr. Hunter had voted. Ho had noticed that ho voted against the Increased duty on the rising vote. The members whoso hon esty and truthfulness ho did not question had signed certain statements which were read by Mr. Hunter early In the day to the effect that ho had voted for the Increased duty. Ho believed they .wore mistaken. "As there is a God In heaven , " said ho , "and as I stand a living , breathing man , ho voted as I state he voted. " He was willing to accede that perhaps Mr. Hunter had voted under a misapprehension. At the conclusion of Mr. Flthian's state ment the house , at 5:30 : , ndjpurned. CONTROL TJIKIU OWN SKKVICU. r < ) stniislcrs : In the Ten Lurgail Cities to lie ( illen Kxtrndcd I'owcrrf. WASHINGTON , Feb. II. Postmaster Gen eral BIsscll's plan to place the postal servlco- of the ten largest cities of the country under the practical management of their postmast ers will bo a radical innovation In the sys tem of the department If It Is adopted. The house committee on postofflccs will devote Itself to the consideration of the matter forthwith , holding a special meeting next Monday , at which the postmaster general will bo Invited to appear and explain the proposed change. This scheme will Involve no Increased ex penditures , but Is simply designed to secure nn administration of the postofllces without the friction and red taps Incidental to the present fystem. In which the department oversees thoi expenditures and details of ofllco management. According to the explanations made by As sistant rostmasier uenerai Jones it is pro posed to deduct from the estimates for the postal service the amounts which the de partment T/ould probably devo.to to the ten leading cities and have congress make a separata appropriation ot a certain sum for each one. This money would bo at the command of the several postmasters to draw upon nnd utilize as they saw fit , giving to them the same power held by the managers of private business concerns. The postmasters themselves are enthusi astically In favor of the plan and the heads of the olllccs at Chicago and other cities ex pect to address the committee. It Is urged that these cities are entitled to special con sideration because they yield one-third of the revenue from the service , the Now York office at once turning Into the treasury of the government $1,000,000 more than Its expenses. H Is predicted In the committee that ob jections would bo made on the lloor of con gress by the representatives of smaller cities which did not , receive the same favor. Two members. Representatives Loud of San Fran cisco and Coldwoll of Cincinnati , suggested that a lump sum for the ten cities should bo appropriated , the division to be made by the postmaster general. They feared that In a general skirmish New York would secure the lion's share by force ot Its largo number of representatives , an apprehension that Rep resentative Dunphy assured them was need less. Mr. Dunphy has a bill before congress to secure the plan and Is Its particular champion. The postmaster general favors It because It will relieve the 'department of much trouble some work without putting additional burden on the postmasters. No question was made of the benefits ot the plan , those committeemen - men who offered criticisms backing them on the ground that the" same benefits are not to bo extended to all offices , one member calling it "class legislation. " M'J.AL'IUN'S VOTi : . Speculation Whether It Will Ho Tor or Against I'echhum. WASHINGTON. Feb. II. Senator elect Mc- Laurln of Mississippi Is expected to arrive to morrow , and It Is expected ho will take his seat and bo sworn In In tlmo to participate In the executive session tomorrow. Ills voto- will be either for or against tlio nomination of Mr. Pcckham. Ho professes to know just how ho expects to vote , but the opponents ot confirmation are very- hopeful ot securing his assistance. Those who know him best say his vote will In all probability bo controlled by the showing that will bc > made as to Mr. Pcck- ham'ii conalfctelicy ax a democrat. The friends of Judgo. PccKham assert that Sen ator Gejorgo's change to Pecklum's support will have a strong Influence with Mr. Me- L-aurln , Ordinarily so imieh Importance would not bu attached to the vote of any ono senator , but the leaders nn both sides of the Peckham contest are so uncertain as to the result nnd so anxious about It that they are straining every effort to hold what they have and gain all that may bo possible. Senator Pugh , chairman of the judiciary committee , said late this afternoon that ho believed the tnn Inrl ( v * n ft * I nut /mt/lio m urnnl.i I.K # . . . , four to eight. Other opponents ot the con firmation profess to bo equally hopeful , but they did not abate their vigilance. WANTS A KIIAIti : OP TUIIU. JWumlaiuu * Presented to Comprl Cnrllslo to Oho Kicker Some ItoiuU. WASHINGTON , Feb. 11. Carroll J , Rlckor of Chicago this ( .ttcrnoon presented an amended petition to Judge Bradley of the district court tor a mandamus to compal Sec retary Carlisle to allot him a portion of the $30,000,00. In his petition filed today Mr. Kicker says that since filing the original pe tition ho has learned hU bid was lower than those of many whoso bids were accepted , and ho Insists that the discretion on the uc- coptanco or nonacreptanco must bo a rcaeon- r.blo one , exorcised upon legal and sufficient grounds , and cannot bo exorcised to the ex tent ot not ( -von accepting offers made by him because his financial standing , as stated to the Treasury department , gave no ground to believe that he would be able to complete his subscription. Judge Bradley took the peti tion under advisement. Brilliant Assemblage of Editors in Annual Convention , ORGANIZATION NATIONAL IN ITS SCOPE flimrnnty I'niid to Curry on the right Agiilnnt Competitors lucre-lined to 8018,001) lliiniiict | I.lift Kvrnlng Membership nnd Attendance * CHICAGO , Feb. 14. The annual meeting of the Associated press was held at the Auditorium recital hall In this city today. The occasion was notable In this , that It served to call together for the first tlmo In American newspaper history the representa tives of nearly every leading newspaper In the United States In the national assembly. At the preceding meeting of the Associated press In October , 1803 , the decision was reached to inako the organization national In Its scope , obliterating sectional lines. As a consequence of the accession of the leading papers of the cast , which had formerly been allied with the New York Associated presser or tlio United press , and which have severed their relations with them to join the Asso ciated press , the session today became en tirely national In Its scope. NHWEPAPKRS REPRnSENTHD. The following newspapers were repre sented : The San Francisco Chronicle , Den ver Republican , Denver Times , Denver Rocky Mountain News , Washington Evening Star , Chicago Dally News , Chicago Evening Jour nal , Chicago Stoats Zcltung , Chicago Frcl Presse , Chicago Record , Chicago Dally Trib une , Chicago Herald , Chicago Inter Ocean , Chicago Evening Post , Evansvlllo Dally Journal , Indianapolis Journal , Indianapolis News , Indianapolis Sentinel , Terre Haute Gazette , Terre Haute Express , Topeka Cap ital , Topeka State Journal , Loulsvtlla EvenIng - Ing Post , Louisville Commercial , Loulsvlllo Courier-Journal , Baltimore American , Bal timore Evening News , Baltimore Sun , Bos ton Traveler , Springfield Union , Detroit Evening News , Detroit Free Press , Detroit Tribune , Minneapolis Journal , Minneapolis Tribune , St. Paul Dispatch , St. Paul Globe , St. Paul Pioneer Press , Kansas city Jour nal , Kansas City Times , St. Louis American , St. Louis Anzelger das Westens , St. Louis Westllcho Post , St. Louis Globe-Democrat , St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Omaha Bee , Con cord Monitor , Brooklyn Eagle , Buffalo Com mercial , Buffalo Evening News , Buffalo Evening Express , New York World , New York Evening Post , Now York Staats Heltung , Now York Commercial Advertiser , Rochester Post-Express , Syracuse Herald , Cleveland Leader , Cleveland Plain Dealer , Cincinnati Volksblaat , Cincinnati Commer cial Gazette , Cincinnati Times-Star , Cincin nati Enquirer , Columbus , O. , State Journal , Columbus Evening Dispatch , Dayton , O. , Journal , Sundusky Register , Toledo Blade , Toledo Commercial , Portland Oregonlan , Oil City Derrick , Philadelphia North American , Philadelphia Bulletin , Philadelphia German Democrat , Philadelphia Inquirer , Philadel phia Press , Plttsburg Chronicle-Telegraph , Plttsburg Commercial Gazette , Plttsburg Despatch , Plttsburg Post , Memphis Appeal- Avalanche , Nashville American , Dallas News , Galveston News , San Antonio Express , Seat tle Post-Intelligencer , Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin. Milwaukee Sentinel , Milwaukee Herald , Wheeling Dally Intelligencer , WheelIng - Ing Register. A distinguished nartv of newsnaner editors and proprietors arrived " In Chicago , today on the Pennslyvanla"road. . The party came from the cast In a special car to attend the annual meeting of the Associated press held in Chicago today , The following gentlemen are among thosewho arrived : From Philadelphia Clayton McMIchael , the North American ; Robert J. Cook , the Press , and James Elverson , Jr. , the Inquirer. From Now York J. S. Seymour , the EvenIng - Ing Post ; F. S. Gunnlson , the Brooklyn Eaglo. From Baltimore General Felix Agnus , the American ; Frank A. Richardson , the Sun , and A. Bechoeffer , the Herald. From Washington Frank B. Noyes , the Evening Star ; W. C. McBrlde , Cincinnati Enquirer. In addition to the gentlemen whoso names are given above , S. S. Carvalho of the New York World , Horace Whlto of the New York Evening Post , E. Chasbrook of the New York Commercial Advertiser , E. II. Butler of the Buffalo News and others from Now York and Now England arrived by other roads. The party was driven to the Auditorium hotel nnd Immediately repaired to recital hall In the Auditorium building , whore the meeting was held. About 123 representa tives of the Associated press papers were In attendance. Tonight a banquet will be given at the Grand Pacific hotel. GREATEST IN THE WORLD. President William Penn Nixon called the meeting to order and In a short address congratulated the members upon the great progress made In carrying out the purpose to make the association widen its scope , nnd it was today the greatest news organization In the world , Mr. Victor F. Lawson , chairman of the executive committee , submitted a report detailing at length the negotiations which had proceeded with the United press lookIng - Ing to a protection of the Interests of the newspapers of the country by n pcaccablo adjustment of the contract between the two organizations , the rejection of all fair pro posals by the United press and the pre cipitation ot the struggle that has been going on for the past live months , and which was practically brought to a close at this tlmo , as was fully evidenced from the fact of the presence hero of representatives ot all the dally papers of the country- A series of amendments to the by-lawj wna presented and after discussion adopted. Those provided for an Increase In the number of the board of directors. A committee , with Mr. Charles I' . Taft of Cincinnati as chairman , wan appointed and submitted a list of llvo directors to hovote.l upon to fill vacancies nnd expired terms. The gentlemen recommended were elected unanimously. The board now consists of : Victor F. Lawson , Chicago Record and Dally News ; 8. S. Carvalho , Now York World ; M. II. Do Young , San Francisco Chronicle ; Clay ton M. McMIchael , Philadelphia North Ameri can ; Colonel Frederick Drlscoll. St. Paul Pioneer Prcf > s ; F. U , Noyes , Washington Star ; Charles . Knapp , St. Louis Republic ; E. H. Perdue , Clcavoland Leader ; A. J. Barr , Plttfcburg Past ; James 13. Scrlpps , Detroit Tribune and News ; F , H. Butler , Buffalo News. Mr. Melville E. Stone submitted a satisfac tory statement of the finances of the organ ization , although It was deemed unnecessary for the purpose of the contest. INCREASING TUG GUARANTY FUND. A number of gentlemen who were not. present at the former mooting , when $320- 000 was subscribed to carry on the light , asked to bo Included In the list and the fol lowing subscriptions were made , bringing the guaranty fund to a total ot $515,000 : The Washington Star $20,000 ; Philadelphia Inqulter , $10,000 ; Philadelphia North American , $3,000 ; Philadelphia Press , $10- 003 ; Cincinnati Enquirer , $10,000 ; Baltimore American , $10,000 ; Cincinnati Commercial Gazette , $10,000 ; Louisville Courier-Journal , $10,000 ; Chicago Tribune , $20.000 ; Baltimore News. $10,000 ; New York Evening Post , $10,000 ; Brooklyn Eagle , $10.000 ; Buffalo News , $5,000Topoka $ ; Journal$10,000Syracuso ; Herald. $2.500 ; Omaha Bco , $12,000 , Balll- moro Sun , $15,000. Following the meeting ot the day the gen tlemen were tendered a banquet tonight at the Grand Pacific. Covers were laid for i.bout 200. A more brilliant gathering of men has not convened hero since the noted assemblages which met during the World's < md none oi thcsa could ecllnu ) I" grandeur and wealth ot talent those that sur rounded the press board tonight. THE WESTER : ? CONTINGENT. The western contingent. Included the fol lowing : K , G , Cooper , Denver Republican ; T. M. Patterson , Rocky , Mountain News , Denver ! \V. A. Bunker , Kansas City Jour nal ; Addlson Weeks , Kaunas City Times ; A , J. Alkens , Milwaukee Evening Wis consin ; Horace Ruble , Milwaukee Sen tinel ; 13. W. Coleman , Mllwaukcee Her ald ; H. II , Cotcman , Milwaukee Herald ; It. A. Coleman , Mllwaukco Herald ; W. J. Murphy .Minneapolis Tribune ; L. Swift , Minneapolis Journal ; W , E. Haskcll , Min neapolis Journal ; E. Rosewatcr , Omaha Bee ; H. W. Scott , Portland ( Ore. ) Oregonlan ; F. D. White. St. Loulu Post-Dispatch ; D. M. HoiiRcr , Globe-Democrat , St. Louis ; Charles W. Knapp , St. Ijiuls Republic ; John Schrocs , Anzelger dcs Wolscns ; William K. Kcntnor. St. Louis Westllche Post ; J. A. Wheelock , St. Paul Pioneer Press ; Frederick Drlscoll , St. Paul Press ; George Thompson , St. Paul Dispatch , and Frank P. MacLon- nan , Topeka State Journal. The following Associated press officers were present : Melville E. Stone , Charles S. Dlehl , A. C. Thomas , John P. Daughan , Nat C. Wright and John P. Wilson. It was n rather entertaining spectacle to see the men whoso business It had been to record the doing * of others get down themselves to the task of stowing away edibles and having their own doings spread out for the delectatlqn , of the public. The tables were arranged in the form of a square at one end , and with n center piece extend ing down the middle. Opposite the eastern terminus of this center piece was the head of the table , so far aa It had any head , and at this point was ensconced Mr.'llllam Penn Nixon of the , Chicago Inter Ocean , the presiding ofllcor ot the entertainment. Then followed the passing of the loving cup. After the lo/lng cup had been passed around , General Mnnager Stone proposed the health of James Elverson of the Phila delphia Inquirer In those words : , IN EULOGY OF JAMES ELVERSON. "Mr. President There Is one friend of the Associated press , one who Is very near and dear to nil , who Is lying sick at the Auditorium hotel tonight. He would have been hero had It been possible. I ask this company to join mo In ono round to the health of Jlmmle Elverson , the bravo mana ger of the Philadelphia Inquirer. ( Cheers. ) You nil know what n loyal , bravo heart our alQIctcd friend bears' In his bosom. It Is hardly necessary , knovMng him as you do , that I should say anything In commendation of the superb quality 'which ' he possesses , but I cannot retrain from mentioning on In cident which occurred lately In his experi ence , which Illustrates the steadfastness with which he clings to his friends. When the throat came to me one night that ho would bo cut off from a certain New York paper It ho dared 'tp jjo to the Associated press , the following mdrning ho printed at the head of his editorial : 'This paper Is a member of the Associated press. ' " This evidence of loyalty to the association was received with hearty , cheers. The toast was drunk standing , , and many expressions of sympathy for the sufferer were exchanged among the gentlemen 'present. ' About the tlmo the omelette souffo was under discus sion , the Imperial quartette appeared nnd entertained the compapy with "Tho Bo'sun , " and In response to an encore favored the banqueters with "The. , Darkles In the Corn field. " During the progress 'of ' the banquet the proceedings were enlivened by classic music rendered by the Tomaise Mandolin orches tra. When the bouutjtul feast had been fully disposed of , president Nixon rapped _ for order , 'and announced that the Intellectual - lectual end of the Banquet had arrived. Frederick Drlscoll ot fh ? Pioneer Press at St. Paul presented a resolution which was unanimously adopted. COMPLIMENTS. WORTHILY , BESTOWED. He said : "Nearly CJft year ago-after the Associated press held Itsannual meeting on the 1st of March , during the dark days when we did not know whrtti.the future was to de velop , the board of'directors ot this associ ation elected a general manager , and about his first Instruction was to taico n inp 10 Europe. The executive committee , not long before that , had been to New York and felt the cut of the lash when wo were ordered to pay over $4,009 , 1,000 miles from our treas urers , within an hour and a holt or have the dlfcpatches cut off from all of the papers of the west and south. Wo then made a high resolve that as soon us It was In our power we would never allow'tho ' papers of the west , south or any other part of the country to be under the power of ono man In that regard. ( Applause and criesof "Hear , hear. " ) ' 'Tho vice president , -then , of the United press Immediately went , to Europe after serving us with this treatment that I have recorded , but , like I n great many other astute men , ho did' not , proceed directly to do the business which ho Intended to do when ho went over there. Ho took a pleas ure trip to Nice. We sent our manager direct to London.1' Ho'f wont , and ho made the contract or agreement with Herbert B. Renter on behalf of the English com pany , the French News company and the German 'News company. As Herbert cB. Renter kept his word and executed the con tract with our general , manager nnd estab lished the keystone ot our Independent news service before Mr. Laflln arrived in London ( applause ) I therefore move that greet ings bo sent , thai the president be directed to send the greetings ot 100 members of the Associated press In banquet hall as sembled , to Herbert B , Renter In London , with our compliments. " ( Applause. ) After Mr. Drlscoll had concluded his re marks , General Felix Agnus of the Balti more American arose and said : "Mr. Chairman It seems to mo that the number is too small , 100. I am satisfied that wo have at least 1,000 members of the Associated press ( applause ) and I second the motion If somebody will second my amendment. " ( Laughter. ) The motion was put by the president and unanimously carried. The Imperl.il quartet then entertained the company with "Never Take th ( Horseshoe from the Door" and "Alabama , " which were received with great applause. The following cable mes sages were sent tonight from the banquet hall : , ' CHICAGO , Feb. 11. Herbert B. Renter , London : Ono hundred and ono members of the Associated press from the banquet table send greetings to Herbert B. Icutcr ( , their faithful ally and friend. WILLIAM PENN , NIXON. President. CHICAGO , Feb. 14 : Joseph Pulitzer. Beau- lieu , Alps ; One hundred and ono members of the Associated re.is from the banquet table send ireeUne3. ; WILLIAM PENN NIXON , President. SEVERAL OTHERS SPOKE. Following the feast caino speeches by Fred- crick Drlecoll , St. Puul Pioneer Press ; Fells Agnus , Baltimore Amtjc.iin ] ! ; s. S. Carvalho , Now York World , , wlio responded to a general - oral toast , lncludlin thu whole Associated press ; Horace White , * New York Evening Post ; Frank Richardson , Baltimore Ameri can , whose contribution of $15,000 to the guarantee fund was now annnounced for the first time , amid great applause ; Victor P. Liwson , Chicago Record nnd News ; Henry Wutterson , Louisville , Courier Journal ; Clay ton McMlchaql , Philadelphia North Amer ican ; St. Clalr McElwuy , Brooklyn Eagle , nnd M. E. Stone , general .malinger ot the As sociated jiresa. Then the company rose , and joined In RingIng - Ing "Auld Lang Syne,1' nnd the first banquet of the Associated press came to a close. It was n half hour after midnight and with the coming of the now day the company filed out of the hall , with brotherly congratula tions upon the success of the movement celebrated by the banquet. Henderson' * . .limner to tlio Stilt DENVER , Feb. U.rDavd | Henderson of the Chicago Opera housi yesterday filed an swer In the suit brought against him by the Tabor Amusement company. Ho states there Is no American pxtravaganzu com pany , as alleged In the complaint , the name simply being assumed by him. Ho Denies that his advance agent , Dales , over told him the Tabor orchestra was competent , denies that ho had any previous know lodge of the trouble between the Tabor company and the union musclans and alleges the amount of bis damage became of the removal ot his stage effects from the Tabor to the Broad way was $2.600 , and for this and other a aska lor JS.flOO. WAR ON THE LORDS BEGUN Campaign to End or Mend Has Been Fairly Started at Last , ENGLISH LIBERALS EXPRESS THEMSELVES IVrrs Drelurr Tlu-y Will Not Itccpdo from Their 1'oMltlon on tlin Kmnloyvra Liabil ity Hilt nnd tlio Common * Will Slnnil J'lrmVhero They Arc. PORTSMOUTH , Feb. 14. The National Liberal federation continued Its meetings today with a largo attendance , which In cluded a number of members of Parliament. At this morning's meeting the delegates passed a resolution advocating reforms In legislation , Including the ono-man-onc-voto proposition , the holding of elections on the same day , the payment of members of Par liament and the abolition of all rating qualifications. Mr , W. S. Robson , Q. C. , moved a resolu tion to the effect that the habitual disregard of the national will manifested by the House of Lords was an Intolerable ubuuo and assuring the ministry of the enthusiastic support of the liberals for whatever measures were adopted to secure to the Commons para mount authority. Mr. E. J. C. Morton , M. P. , In support of the resolution , asked what use there was In the House of Commons while the House of Lords was allowed to exist. The speaker then described the House of Lords as n fraudulent company. Ho Raid that the peers used their political position for their own pecuniary Interest and expressed the opin ion that It was the duty of the people to end this fraudulent proceeding. What the people wanted , Mr. Morton continued , was llrst a quarrel with and then the destruc tion of their great enemy. The resolution was finally adopted unani mously , as were other resolutions embody ing the Newcastle program. A reporter < the Associated press has had an Interview with the earl of Dudley , the mover of the contractlng-out amendment to the employers' liability bill In the House of Lords. The earl of Dudley said that he did not think that the House of Lords was likely to recede from Its position after yesterday evening's vote. Other conservative peers were Interviewed by the Associated press representative and they declared their Intention to oppose Mr. S. P. Cobb's compromise amendment to the ef fect that any existing agreement between workmen nild their employers should bo ex cluded from the operation of the bill for three years. The conservative peers Inter viewed also asserted that they Intended to oppose Mr. Cobb's amendment even If the government chose to drop the bill on that account. The liberal organs point out that the smallncss of yesterday's majority Is entirely due to the chance absence ot a number of Irish members and several English liberals , who were addressing meetings called to pro test against the action ot the House of Lords. The liberals declare that Mr. Cobb'o amendment Is the utmost limit of the gov ernment concession and I ! the bill Is sacri ficed the responsibility will rest with thu House of Lords. RIDICULES CHAMBERLAIN'S IDEA. At an enormous-meeting tonight Sir Wil * Ham Harcourt , chancellor of the exchequer , ridiculed Mr. . Joseph Chamberlain's Idea of a national party that would sink all minor differences and had In view only the common interest of the country. lie said that such a party would end , and as nil such parties previously formed had ended , In Us projector being its last member. In regard to the House or Lords , no declared witn mucn emphasis' that the bishops have been the most militant and the most aggressive an tagonists of popular rights. TumuHoiis cheers gave evidence of sympathy with this declaration. Lord Salisbury had thrown down the gauge of battle , and that they would not shrink from the fight. The audience hero rose In a body .cheering frantically nnd waving hats and handkerchiefs. He went on : "Wo have to face probably the rashcst and most reckless leader that ever headed the tory party. So extreme have been his councils that even his own followers have shrunk from his violence. Wo know what we have to deal with. Misery acquaints a man with sjrango bedfellows. ( Laughter. ) They will shelter , wo understand , under Mr. Chamber lain's gaberdine. 'Birds of a feather flock together. " Mr. Chamberlain dares us to dls- s.olvo. Wo do not take the doctrine of the constitution from a politician who bcsp.Utern the Lords with vituperation ono day and be slavers them with his adulation another. The work In the House of Lords during the last fortnight had marvcloiisly opened the eyes of the public. Give them .rope enough , " the speaker ex claimed "Let us have a few more such fortnights. Lot it bo burnt Into the minds of the country that the lords have become champions of all abuses and enemies of all reforms. To judge from the tone of Salisbury's amendments It might bo sup posed that wo were living six centuries back and listening to the words of Front do Boout addressed to some Saxon churl. Let us hand up bill after bill for them to maul and. , mangle. When the cup Is full and the tlmo Is ripe the verdict of the people will de termine once for all If what Lord Russel calls the whisper ot fashion Is to prevail over the will of the people. " ' Loud and long cheers were given at the finish of the speech. ror.it'Y , Discussed In Hie Did Much to Dr. .lllqiicl'H BERLIN , Feb. 11. In , the fjntprhaus today Herr Aramlt , dlbcusslng the best means of Improving the silver situation , complained that German silver coins were CO cents below their nominal value and urged the government to remedy this as soon as possible. ' Herr Molnlcke , representing the ministry of finance , replied , saying Prussia could not change her coinage cs It was an Imperial matter. After further discussion , Dr. Ml'iuol , minister ot finance , snld Piussla gladjy re sponded to the wish of the Imperial govern ment to Institute an Inquiry into the condi tion of the silver and the best means of Improving It ; but ho denied that all the members of the commission held the bamo views , and concluded by denouncing the growing tendency to discuss Imperial matters - tors In state diets. Emperor William , who was present al Caprlvl's parliamentary dinner , dwelt upon the necessity of provldlr- Germany with a network of canals , and thereby dispensing with the sliding scale tarltto of the railroads. ATTACKKI ) TIMHJCICIAM'A. Ccncrnl Orll/ Opium u Hrcncli but I'ullH lo Cnpturo the C'lly. SAN SALVADOR , Feb. 14. A battle took place at Tegucigalpa yesterday between the forces commanded by General Ortiz nnd those ot , Vasqucz. General Ortiz succeeded In opening a breach In the defenses of the city. The number of wounded on both Bides Is largo , although the number is not yet definitely known. There were over iten killed. During the battla'thero was a hand to hand fight between the regiments ot In fantry. General Orltz claims the victory , whllo from other sources It Is claimed the city is still In possession of Vasrmoz , nnYol of UiircnurlT'u Re-ply , LONDON , I'cb. 14. The Financial Tlmos says : The reply of Sir William Harcourt to Mr. Goschen In the House of Commons with regard to the minimum rate on India council bills had the Immediate effect ot making the bills sent at their best and pro- duclAX a satisfactory , allottacot , Tho. result will bo n definite Reparation of ' . jxchango value of the rupee and the ma. 'price ' of uncoined stiver. The rupee I 'Inues a unit In Indian currency , but Increase In volume of that currency j depend upon the will of the governnj , nnd not upon the choice of the banketid mer chants. Good judges liavo pre ( * ' il n rlso In exchange and fiipao paper.tt " Two of Them Try to Mold 1'p u Trilln In the Ilcurt of Chlriigo. CHICAGO , Feb. 1 1. Two colored high waymen made n desperate attempt to rob the passengers In the 1:30 : train on the Fort Wayne road , soon after It loft the union depot tonight. Just as the train was about to cross the brldgo at Sixteenth street , where the engineer Is required to run slowly , two colored men entered ono of the day coaches. A passenger who was In a seat near the door was struck by ono of the men n violent blow on the head , while the other began to go through his pockets. A dozen passengers witnessed the assault nnd went to the assistance ot the man. The two colored desperadoes flourished their re volvers and fired several shots Into the top of the car. Two of the passengers then drew their weapons nnd fired nt the highwaymen and It Is believed that one of them wax wounded. As soon as the passengers began to make use of their revolvers the negroes sprang off the train. They had not been apprehended at n late hour. The passenger Injured was an Indlanalan. TAi.iin A itovT Tin : SVC.AH xrnr.nui.K One Cent n Pound Will I'roliulily Id ; Phiccd on Sugnr. WASHINGTON , Feb. 14. Senators Vest , Jones ( Ark. ) , Gorman , Ransom and Cockrcll were In conference today In the committee of the senate committee on appropriations. They called in other democratic senators for con sultations. Those senators called In were ex ceedingly uncommunicative concerning the proceedings , but It Is known that they had under consideration tlio democratic policy with reference to the tariff bill nnd that the sugar schedule engaged the greatest share of their attention. Their efforts were In the direction of harmonizing the democratic party , and whllo no decision was reached , It Is believed by those well Informed that the conference Is likely to result In the placing of a duty of 1 cent a pound on sugar. A largo delegation from the Textile Workers Tariff association of Philadelphia , under the guidance ot Repre sentative Ilnrmer , visited the capital today and made an unsuccessful effort to secure a hearing before the senate committee on finance. They pleaded not only for nn In- creasft of duties but for n change from an ad valorem to a specific duty , asserting that on account of the fraud made possible by the former system It was but little If any better than free trade. 'Ti : AND cni.it. Urgent Appeal from AVoMrrn Kiin iis for n Supply of 1'iiel. TOPEKA , Feb. 14. A story of real desti tution came to Topeka direct from the west ern part of the state. It was In the nature of a petition of thirty-nine citizens of Lane county , living In and around the small town of Hcaley , on the Missouri Pacific railroad , asking for aid. Accompanying the petition was the following statement , signed by Wil liam J. Hyde , H. N. Brown and John Han- jiey , all of Healoyiru. - , , "February 10 At this writing there Is a terrible stormy raging In this part of the county , and wo pray you to furnish us some coal Immediately , lest wo suffer for want of fuel. Our people are out of coal and money , and have not cow chips enough to burn three days. " The communications were not received by the commissioners until today , being delayed by the blizzard. In similar emergencies be fore the roads have kindly donated coal for the sufferers , and It Is probable that they will do so In this case. Action must be taken Immediately , for four days have now been pas&ed slnco the communication was written. JtOlIJtmt T11K HTMIl ! CO.tCll. MuEkcil Men Armed with \Vlnclientcr Secure Viilimhlo Mull PurkiiKCi. PIERCE CITY , Mo , , Feb. 14. Two masked men held up and robbed the mall stage this morning at Brlcovllle , a postofllco , four and a half miles south of hero. They covered the driver , Sam Allen , with two Winchesters and demanded that ho turn over the mall- bags and a largo sum ot money which ho was bringing from Rocky Comfort to deposit In n bank for the merchants at that place. They made Allen cut the straps. They e- curcd two valuable mall registered packages and then threw the mull and bass In the coach and told the driver to i eve on nnd not look back , which ho did not do until lie reached this pluco and reported the holdup. Officer Guthrlo Immediately went In pursuit with n posse , but no trace of the robbers has been found. The scene of tho' robbery Is a bare , mountainous country very thinly popu lated. Hunting for thu ( Jn'lty Oniclalx. DETROIT , Feb. 14. Prosecuting Attorney Fraser was busy today examining County Clerk May and several other persons having direct or Indirect connection with the countIng - Ing or custody of votes In the state salaries amendment. Some of the officials Kccmed surprised and annoyed at being Interviewed about II , but the Investigation proceeds with commendable regularity. George BuHsey , cx- sergcant-at-armu of the senate , chairman of the Detroit footing committee nnd now a clerk In the auditor soncral'd olllro , arrived from Lansing with a deputy Micrlff this morning and Is being IndiiHtrluiiHly Inter viewed privately by Pionecutor FniHt > r and others. It Is believed that Clark'H slury has tended to Implicate thu other guilty ones and that the developments will result In justice being done hero ami materially assist In tracing up those in the state's em ploy nt Lansing who schemed to defeat the will of the people. TiicnliiijnS ( iiimlilliiK' < 'iirnl\iil , CITY OF MEXICO , Feb. 14 , The annual gambling carnival , which has been running for ten days In the suburbs of Tacubaya , han called forth an unusual amount of criticism. This year many robberies by the sharpers have occurred , and among the Innocents fleeced have been n number of American tourists , several of whom are losers In coiibiderahlo amounts. The gambling resorts have run day and night , and the number of games la so great that the streets ot the place have also been ten anted all through the day and Into the night with all sorts of swindling devices. A movement ls on foot to do away with the open gambling features of the carnival and provldo for some more Innocent form ot amusement for the people. o National lliilldlng ANHOCIIOII ! | | , BOSTON , Feb. 14 , Today's session ot the National Builders association was well at tended. Hon. Carrel D. Wright , United States commissioner of the Department of Labor , addressed the convention on the re lations of employer and workman. President Harris of the Philadelphia exchange - change and others made addresses. The following resolution was adapted : Resolved , That when each delegation re turns to their respective cities that the form of arbitration bo advocated at their exchanges , and especially among the dif ferent trades , with a vloiv ot organization of the employers In the branches. Ciindldiilo for JndKii Lynch , TRINIDAD , Colo. , Full. H. Halt tlio ablobudlod men ot thlx city are engaged In a hunt for Charles Moore , a laborer , who Is accused of repeated criminal amjaultH upon Annie Daugherty , an 8-year-old orphan. The story of his alleged brutality came out last night , Should ho bq caught , U U likely ha will bo lynched * * IDEPITY OF BRETON Paris Police Proclaim that Ho is ErniH Henry , a Proncu-Spaniard. HAS BEEN IN PARIS SINCE JANUARY 18 His Father Wna a Member of the Oommum and Sentenced to Death , CALLS VAILLANT'S ' EFFORT CHILDISH Explosion Only Pnrt of a Scheme Arranged Before Leaving London. ON THE TRAIL OF HIS ACCOMPLICES AimrohUtlr Mmilfritii Scattered nu ( do Stn-clH of Algiers Contain * ! ThrrntH In AiKUHslimte the President of tlio Itopiilillc. PARIS , Feb. II. The police nnnotinco thli afternoon that It seems to bo definitely es tablished that tlio Hotel Terminus bomb throwur'8 namo. Is nnillo Ilonry , and Hint hit was born at Barcelona , Spain , on September 26 , 1872 of French parents. Tlio police add that they hate been aware of his proscnca in Paris slnco January 18 , anil that ho hurt lived In London for a few weeks previous to his coming to this city , Tlio Identity of tlio bomb thrower Is now proved. Ills name Is Rmllo Henry , and ha Is n brother of Fortune Henry , who Is now undergoing a tor.n of Imprisonment at Clnlrvaux for Inciting to murder. Tholr father was a. member of tlio Commune , and was sentenced to death for being absent from court when his trial was called. Ha had ncd the country and afterwards dletl In Spain. Henry remarked today that ha was alone responsible for the explosion lit the cafa , adding Valllailt was a child to put nails In his bomb In order to blow up the bourgcolse. Henry also said thern was better material than that to bo hail. and ho was hiirprlsed that his bomb did not have more effect than It had. It Is reported that the prefect of police him received advices from the police of London that the explosion caused by Henry was only part of a schema which he and certain ot his companions had arranged before leaving London. It was the Intention , according to the London advices , to commit as many out rages as possible. The prisoner , according to the police , undoubtedly cnino from London In company with three other anarchists and the London police assert they have Informa tion which leads them to bcllcvo Henry and his accomplices , previous to leaving England , had planned , among other outrages outlined , to cause a terrible explosion In the Purls opera IIOUBO , which was to Include , In addi tion to , the explosion of several bombs , the cutting oft of the gaa supply. * It was Mated this afternoon In the lobbies of the Chamber of the Deputies that the police , who have been on the trail of Henry's fellow conspirators , are now close upon them , andi that their 'arrest within , A very short tlmo will bo Announced. The Poll to Journal publishes a dispatch from Algiers today saying that copies of an anarchistic manifesto were found scattered in the streets. The manifesto Is dated Lon don , and Is headed : "Carnot , the Murderer. " The manifesto contains threats to assassin ate the president of the French republic ) and Is signed by a group of anarchists. In consequence of the anarchist demonstra tion at Ivry cemetery , where the remains of Valllunt arc burled , the prefect of police has stationed a dozen police olllccra permanently at the cemetery mentioned In order to pre vent any further demonstrations. ' The radical organs today , discussing the contemplated action of the government for the protection of citizens against anarchistic outrage , express the fear that the Chamber of Deputies will bo Induced to vote laws which are opposed to the liberty ot tha people. _ sicics TIII : KnglamlVnrnrd Agnlnxt Aimrchlatti by ( ho 1'itll Mull ( Ja/.otto. LONDON , Feb. 13. The Pall Mall Gazette says this afternoon that a villainous an archist sheet , printed In French , labeing freely circulated. The leaflet announces that Its authors threaten to destroy the bour- geolse unless their demands are conceded , and implore their comrades to execute jus tice upon their enemies of all ages and ot both soxcs. Another leaflet alms against society in England. It Is printed In Kngllsh and urges the desirability of setting lire to London In a hundred places so as to mo nopolize the attention ot the police wjjllo the anarchists loot the city. The Gazette adds that there Is no reason why the same atrocities as were perpetrated by foreign anarchists at Chicago should not occur hero so long as the British tolerate anarchists , who , dally and nightly , aru preaching wholesale murder. s TIII : CHANOI ; . John lErdiuoiul AdiUim tlio HrltlNh < Jci\ern- infill to DlhNolii ) lit Once , DUBLIN , Fel ) . II. At a mooting of the Irish National league Mr. John Redmond Bald the only cause for delaying the release of the money known as the Parts fund was the technical point raised by the Me- Curthyltes to cmbnrrasH Mr. Dillon. Mr. Itcdmond mild the government now had a great opportunity , which It might no\er have again , to dissolve Parliament and curry thu country. In his opinion the right tiling to do was to reject the Lords' amendments to thu employe ! H' liability and parish councils bills , prorogue Parliament , call another session and pass n now regis tration bill. Then , \vhulher the bill pasted the Lords or not , the government should appeal to the country on the Lords' mutll.i- tlon of Kngllsh bills. If thl was done .Mr. Itcdmond believed tlio liberals would sweep the country and btlll have Mr. Gladstone uj louder. CHOP . I.MINT : : is SUMV. Agriculture In .Mrtlro I'niTil.v/rd by Ilio Un- Ktulilo NlUrr Mirl < ct. Cm' OF MEXICO. Feb. 11. In the re view of trade conditions In Mexico HI Con- amlstu Mexlcano guys that the Instability of the Bllvnr market has well nigh paralyzed the regular Hpuculatlvo movement In agri cultural products. The movement of cropj Is very alow , but keeps up with the demand. The sale of coffee uud other products being made to United States buyers generally ruin high In price on account of tlio present ex change , although the general cost ot living linH gone up In proportion with exchange * . Sellers are In very good spirits by figures realized , Coffee sells for fill to $31 per 10U pounds. Cotton , $10.50 n quintal , and sugar from $1.70 tu $2.12 per arrob.i at th'j customs house. ln LONDON , Fob. 11.--A dlnpaleli to tha Times from P.irln kuy.u that at a meeting ot the directors of the Suez canal yesterday the member : ) of the do Lojxepa family re- quoatcd that the board arri > pt the resigna tion ot Count Ferdinand diLessops , Tim directors decided to comply with the wishes of the family , and then punned resolution * that Count Ferdinand In future khouM have the tltlo of honorary chairman , and that the shareholders at their next meeting bu asked to provide for the furntly , M Uulck * > Jtctcd president ot the bouiO , s