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Jiewspaper Reports That the Venezuelan Difficulty Had Been Ended By an Agreement Between the President and Premier Salis bury Denied. Matters Progressing Favorably, Jlowever, and Will -End Without Trouble. WASHINGTON, March 13.—It can be stated positively, notwithstanding the publications to the contrary, that no flettlement has been reached on the Venezuelan boundary question, but ac cording to the best authority, mattera are proceeding in such fashion as war rants the belief that there will be a satisfactory outcome. It is admitted at present it cannot be told whether the ultimate settlement of this question will be effected as the result of direct negotiations between Great Britain and Venezuela, initiated through the medium of some mutually friendly power, or as the conclusion of the work of onr own Venezuelan boundary com mission, but in one way or the other a peaceable and honorable settlement of the dispute is belh-ved to be entirely probable in the end, .though this end btill may be far remote. THE NEWSPAPER REPORTS. gUtcd That the Venezuelan Matter Hu Been Disponed Of. CHICAGO, March 18.—A special dis patch to The Chronicle from Washing ton says: A settlement of the Venezuelan ques tion has been reached. It will be an nounced at an early day. Of this satisfactory conclusion of the contro versy, the president has acknowledged for two days past, (treat Britain has acted with a magnanimity which com mends her to severest critics. She con cedes so much that there will be littte left to arbitrate, should arbitration be necessary. It is not improbable that the entire matter may now bo settled outside the Venezuelan commission by The President and Lord Salisbury. Under the terms, so far as outlined. Great Britain agrees to submit all the questions in dispute to amicable adjust ment with the president, thrcngh the state department, as one of the con tracting parties. That Venezuela would agree to anything suggested by the United States has been known all along. It is said that some of the in fluential London papers in pointing out alleged defects in the British blue book, may have had something to do with the change of attitude by Queen Vic toria's ministers. The president was in very high spirits over the favorable turn in the controversy between the two nations. ttander*n llami't Heurd It. LONDON, March 13 —The permanent under secretary of state for foreign af fairs, Sir Thomas Henry Sanderson, was asked if the rvj-ort cabled here from the United States that a settle ment of the Venezuelan question has been reached was correct. He said that he would be glad to know that the Ven ezuelan d.spute was settled, but, he added, "1 know nothing about such a settlement as the one reported as hav ing been reached. For all I know, such a settlement may be near, but I have not heard of it.' SO FEARS FOR THE SHIP. The Indiana Had a Chance to I'rove Her fceaworthiness. WASHINGTON, March 13.—It is not doubted at the navy department that the battleship Indiana, which sailed Tuesday from Hampton Roads for Port Hi yal, S. C., to be docked, run into the center of the hurricane which swept along the Atlantic coast Wednesday. It probably struck the ship off Hatteras. No anxiety is felt for the safety of the big vessel, and in fact the uavy authorities, while they would not deliberately send the ship out into such weather, are rather pleased that istoe has hud this opportunity to test her qualities. Northwester i Flonr Output. MINNEAPOLIS, March 13.—The North western Miller reports the flour output last week at Minnea]olis as *208, H15 barrels, against 'J 1'.), i"7."» barrels the pre vious week and lT^.O'.H) barrels in 1893. At Superior aud Duluth the output was 33,100 barrels last week against 26,700 the week before and 28,010 hist year, l^emand is light and prices are demoralised. A VORA KLK~FO~NI S1U. Democrat* and Fopnt'nt* May Combine in orth Dakota. FAKUO, N. D., March 13.—The Dem ocratic state central committee met in this city to name the date and place of meeting for the state convention to elect delegates to the national conven tion at Chicago. Jamestown was named as the place, and the date was fixed for June 4. It is not known defi nitely what plans have beeu made so far for the campaign, but it is thought that the Democrats and Populists of the statu will place in the field a strong ESTABLISHED 1890. MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 189H. HAVE KF.l'i ii yllET. MjrBtcrion* Kx|i«tliiinn to Cold Flelda Near Coolc'a Inlet. SAN FRANCISCO, March 13.—A myste rious expedition left for Alaska. The iteam schooner Excelsior was chartered and so quietly was the matter carried nut that the owners of the vessel, C. A. Hooper & Co.. know hardly anything of the plans of the managers. Last year some wealthy citizens of Boston heard rumors of immense gold bearing deposits at Cook Inlet, and A. Pen nock, an experienced miner, was sent up to view the country. Pen nock made a thorough search for the shining metal, and in his opinion he was successful beyond all question. Pennock, with a fe^* friends, at once measured off 10 acres of land, which showed gold from the grass roots onto bed rock. Water rights were sold, and the prospectors washed out a few ounces and started for Boston. The gold is both tine and coarse, and the mints here valuo it at $lfi per ounce. The Boston investigators incorporated as the Alaska aiul Boston company, and $100,000 was paid in. H. E. Spaulding and (i. W. T. Branman, the latter be ing at the head of the West Side elec trical roads, came to this city and at onc«.i began preparations for the expe dition. The destination of the expedi tion has been most carefully guarded, but it is known that the objective point is about 20 miles from Resurrection creek, at the head of Cooks Inlet. CONDITION OK WINTER WHEAT SouthUMt FromUr* a Lars* Increase Over l.i»t Year. CHICAOO, March 13. The Daily Trade Bulletin has the following re garding the condition of the winter wheat plant: Information at this sea son of the yeai is of little real value, owing to the changeable weather. However, the reports in the aggregate indicate that the crop as a whole is in fairly good condition. There is some complaint of damage in Southern Penn sylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Southern Ohio, Southern In diana, Southeastern Illinois, and in some sections of Kentucky and Tennessee, mainly on account of the drought in the fall, compelling late sowing, and extreme change of weather during the winter. In other sections there are many good reports. In New York, Northern Ohio, Northern Indi ana, Missouri, Southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the majority of the returns indicate a very good crop, in the Southwest a large increase over that of last year. Returns from Canada favor so far an average yield. FOL'ND HER LOST SON. Np«l to of Sixteen Kidnapping Years A»o. MISSOULA, Mon., March 13.—Mis soula is enjoying a novelty in the sen sational line seldom if ever equalea in this part of Montana. A mother is re joicyig over the recovery of her only •on, who was kidnapped Hi years ago in Eau Claire. Wis. The mother, Mrs. C. A. Straight, has spent many years of diligent search for her son, without atail. Finally, after she had given up every hope of ever seeing him again, she found him by a chance circum stance. He was brought to Montana in 1881 when he was rt years old. No Kcwi Fruui the ttio U* .IUMUu. SAN FRANCISCO, March 13. —There is Still no news from the overdue steamer Rio Janeiro. Fifteen per cent reinsur ance has been offered by the English underwriters, and there were not many taker* at that price in baa Fntaeieco. ,\ HILL IS OPPOSED New York Senator Doesn't Like the House Cuban Reso lution. Says It Conveys a Threat and Should Be Made More Explicit. Senator Sherman Will Press the Matter to a Vote as Soon as Possible. WASHINGTON, March 13.—There is no abatement of public interest in the Cuban debate in the senate as is evi denced by the large crowds which con tinue to fill the galleries to their full capacity. A number of the ladies of the diplomatic corps were in the diplo matic galleries, and some of them oc cupying front seats were supplied with opera glasses with which they surveyed the senators. Mr. Sherman gave notice that he would endeavor to secure a vote on the Cuban report at the earliest possible moment. After an hour was consumed ill clearing away routine matters, th s i Cuban resolutions were laid before the senate, and Mr. Hill of New York was recognized. He was given marked at tention and in opening said he would Vole Ag iinitt the Coulercnce Kepor and wonld confine his remarks mainly to an explanation of his reasons there for. He pointed out that this being a conference report, the resolutions could not be amended. He would, therefore, vote against the report, in order that at: a subsequent time, amendments might be made. The senator particu.arly objected to the third clause of the reso lutions. stat ng that the United States has not intervened between any Euro pean governments and their colonies, but that owing to the proximity of Cuba, the United States should be pre pared to intervene. This he declared to be ambiguous aud unmeaning. We had intervened in such controversies. We had intervened and recognized the countries which had been colonies of Spain. Kesolntion Conveyed a Threat. What the resolution sought to convey was a threat to intervene. To this ex tent the resolution was unnecessary. It is subject to a doubtful construct ion and a mischief breeder. It was liabie to compromise us. The phrase "ihe United Mates should be prepared to protect the legitimate interests of our citizens by intervention" sounded like a threat or it was buncombe. "If this resolution means that we should increase our army, let us say so frankly and frame a bill for that pur pos\" said Mr. Hill. "If it means we should increase our navy, let us si ate it frankly and fearlessly an frame a bill to that end. Let us not indulge in idle boasts and threat•*, aud doubtfut phrases as to our being 'prepared to protect legitimate interests by interventiou.' Iiupont Ca«e Laid Aside. At 8 o'clock there was a contest for precedence Let ween the Cuban resolu tions and the Dupont election case, which was finally settled by laying aside the DiijKmt case while Senator Sherman addressed the senate in sup nort of Cuban resolutions. THE BOSTON. iREADY FOR BUSINESS. Our Spring Stock is at hand-ready for your inspection. We can conscientiously say that it is the LARGEST, BEST LOWEST PRICED and most FASHIONABLE line of goods we have ever offered to the public. It comprises everything in Men's and Boy's "up to date" CLOTHING and FURNISHINGS. Spring Hats for the thousands just in. Fine line of Spring Negligee Shirts. Neckties for everybody. QRINAQER BROS. GOVERNMENT FOR ALASKA. Territorial F»rm, With a Delegate la iongrew, Uncnm mended. WASHINGTON, March 13.—The houso committee on territories decided to recommend the passage of a bill creat ing a territorial form of government for Alaska, :fsid giving the territory a delegate in congress. DUEST ROW'S SENTENCE. The "Millions.r« Mnrderor" W It Hans Aprl IS UNION, Mo., March 13.—for. Arthur Duesirow, the scv-cailed "millionaire murderer" of St. Louis, who was con victed in the circuit court here a short time ago of kill ng his wife and baby in fct. Louis, was brought before Juitge Hirzel and sentenced to be handed April 22. Duestrow will be sent back to the St. Louis jail for safe keeping. Student* Keep Up Rioting* MADRID, March 13.—Further dem* onstr.itions of students against the Un ted States, as a result of the Cuban resolutions of congress have occurred. At Corunna. 200 students belonging to the university, joined in a parade, cheered lor Spain and burned an Amer ican flag. The police, however, suc ceeded in preventing the rioters from approaching the Umtbd States con* suiate. Gone After More IMick*. WASHINOTON, March 13.—President Cleveland lelt the city at 10:30 p. ni. on the 1 ghthouse tender Mapie, for a day's shooting at Widuwater, five miles below C^uantico on the Potomac river. He was accompanied by Lighthouse Inspector Lamberton. Sfappoeed He Blew Ont the Gxs. DTIUTH, Minn.. March 13.—Thomas C. Keefe, a well dressed young man of about 22 years, supposed to be from Franklin. Minn., was found dead in bed at the St. Jiimrs hotel. He is sup posed to have blown out the ga* Itbeli Agaiu Drfeaied. MANAGUA, Nicaragua, March 13.— News has been received here of another signal success lor the arms of the gov ernment against the Leon rebels at Metapa, a v .lage near Matagalpa. V ttng B.-li II I !«ed Doom. ALBANY. N. Y.. 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