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at 50 cents on the $1, to close out, for
Fifteen Days.
Adoption of Rpsoftitions Recog
nizing Insurgents ihe Occasion
of a Demonstration.
The Vote in the House Was*241
to 27—Will Be Sent to
Spaniards Anxiously Awaited
the Result--Some Talk of
WASHINGTON. April The house
haa adopted the senate concurrent
resolutions, by a vote of 244 to 21. It
was received with tumultuous cheers.
The vote on the resolutions was taken
in the shape of a motion to adopt tae
conference report, this report showing
that the house conferees had agreed to
the senate resolutions. The resolutions
being concurrent, do not need the ap
proval of the president, but of course
will be sent to him through the usual
channels, so that he will receive official
notification of the opinion of congress
on the Cuban question.
The great swelling chorus of ayes
was followed by a feeble, scattering I
negative vote, and the speaker was
about to declare the motion carried, I
when Mr. Ilitt asked for the yeas and
nays. Yielding to the apjeals of many
members, however, he withdrew it.
Mr. Boutelle i Rep. Me.) who had made
himself conspicuous ly his opposition
to the report, made no effort to secure
the yeas and nays, and the report
would have been declared adopted, had
not Mr. Tucker (Dem. Va.) a member
of the foreign affairs committee, who
haa opposed the Cuban resolutions, at
this juncture stepped forward and de
manded a record making vote, and the
roll was called. The report was
adopted, 244 to 27.
The announcement was greated with
a great demonstration on the floor,
which was taken up by the galleries.
As soon as the tumult had subsided,
Mr. Hooker, (Rep., N. Y.) chairman of
the river and harbor committee, moved
to suspend the rules and pass the river
and harbor bill. He asked that the
reading of the bill be dispensed with,
but Mr. Richardson (Dem Tenn.) ob
jected to passing a bill carrying millions
of dollars without the formality of
HMuling it.
After 30 minutes
was passed.
discussion the bill
TIWT* I* Gcatrtl FM1IB( it SaW
of Diplomacy in Spain.
MADRID, April 7.—The result on the
question of the attitude of the United
States towards Cuba, which it is under
stood here is to be taken on the United
States senate resolutions in the house
of representatives, is anxiously awaited
here. In any case, it is pointed out,
hostilities must soon cease on account
the approach of the rainy season,
and no furthur reinforcements worth
mentioning will be sent to Cuba until
the mouth of September. The war de
partment is making extensive prepara
tions in this connection, and four iron
clads and several torpedo boats are
ready to sail at short notice from Fer
rol, in order to take part in the block
ade of the coasts of Cuba, should the
insurgents be reoognized as belliger
The general opinion, here, however,
It that the question as to how and when
tbe United States will intervene in
Cuba will be left to President Cleve
land, and it is believed that the latter
will only, at least as a preliminary,
offer the friendly offices of the United
States in the matter, while intimating
Dtat other steps may be taken should
ttie off* be refused.
In spite of the fact that it has been
officially denied here and at Havana
tbat Captain General Weyler has ten
dered his resignation or is to be re
called, all classes of people express sur
prise that the capta'n general has been
able to accomplish so little sinoe he as
mmed command in Cuba Moat peo
ple ben, however, in vjgw of the out­
cry against General Weyler in th
United States, would look upon his re
call under the present circumstances
being very much in the nature of a
humiliating back clown upon the part
of Spain, and this might lead to serious
results here.
Think liploiiiary Might K«tt1e It.
But, amidst ail these clouds, there is
a feeling struggling for official recogni
tion that in arbitration there is a way
out of all such difficulties, and that
with mutual concessions and the use ot
diplomacy of"a high order, some ar
rangement may bo arrived at wh.ch
will give satisfaction to all concerned.
Cuba, it is asserted, all claims to the
contrary, could hardly, under any cir
cumstances, filter the sisterhood (if tlx*
United States in this generation, and
it is not adinitt-'d hero that the peopie
of the United States would be willing
to declare war on Spain, in order, to
bring about such an addition
to the number of states of the union.
There remains, therefore the plan of
giving Cuba some m"asuro of self
government which.may lead to a settle
ment of the internal and external trou
bles, which have ruined Cuba for the
time l-e:ng, and which bid fair to drive
Spain into bankruptcy.
Under the circumstances, the feeling
of apparent calm mingled with anxiety
with which the vote of the United
States house of representatives was
awaited, can readdy be understood.
Kxplosion Sunk th« Harge.
BRUSHELH, April 7.—The boiler of the
steam tug Virgmie exploded between
the villages of Moerseke aud Baerrode,
on the Scheldt. Four of the crew were
killed and the shock ot' the explosion
caused the barge to s.nk, drowning the
bargeman s family of three persons.
Ballington llooth anl lis Slater Met at
NEW YORK, April 7.—Ballington
Booth and his sister, Mrs. Booth
Tucker, have had a protracted confer
ence, which lasted from 10:30 p. m. till
4:30 p. m. The neeting took place in
Ballington Booth's residence, Mont
clair, N. J., aud besides the principal
there were present Dr. McKeiway and
Mrs. Maud Booth. There was no lack
of cordial ty in the meeting oi
brother aud sister, but it is uud r
stood that the entieaties which Mr
Booth-Tucker ad«iie*sed to Bullmgtou
Booth to return to the Sulvat.* n Army
fold were without eiiect. A contVr
ence was held at Salvation Army heau
quarters in this city there be ng present
the Booth-Tuckers, Commissioner
leton, Major Maian and Secretary
Lewis. A cablegram to General Will
iam Booth at international lieadquar
ters was prepared, but nothing as tc
its contentv would be divulged.
Four thousand houses at Manilla, cap
ital of the Philippine islands, have
Minister Terrell has arrived home on
a leavo of absence from his post at
J. B. Scanlon, Union Pacific police
man, was fatally stabbed by an mi
known tramp at Pocatello, Ida.
The Pittsburg strike of journeyman
painters has ended. They secured an
advance of 25 cents a day, or half what
they asked.
The sub-committee of the national
Democratic committee, having charge
of convention arrangements, will meet
at the Palmer House April 10.
The secretary of the treasury has ac
cepted the offer of Frank Jobin of Chi
cat o of $47,530 for the old material in
the custom house building at Ch.cago
the same to be removed at Jobin's ex
Contracts for Po-tnl Supplied.
WASHINGTON, Apr.1*7.—The postoffice
department has advertised that the
opening of bids to furnish general sup
pi. es for the postal service and the post
department, and for miscellaneous
supplies, will take place Thursday
afternoon, May 17, next. CoutracU
pre yearly oues.
Thlr I V'Ctlm of a Marrfmt,
AKRON, O.. April 7.—Ira Stillson, the
hired man of Alvin N. Stone, who was
assaulted by the same person who
killed Stone and his wife a week ago, is
Sensational Story Telegraphed
From ban Francisco About
Alleged There Was a Conspiracy
to Kidnap and Hold ilim
For Ransom.
One of tl^e Alleged Conspirators
Was in Communication With
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.—George E.
Gard, late chief of the Southern Pa
cific railway detective service, has just
given publicity to one of the most re
markable stories of an anarchist plot
that was ever heard in San Francisco.
The plot, according to Mr. Gard, was
nothing less than a conspiracy to hold
up the Vanderbilt special tram and ab
duct Cornelius Vanderbilt. and it has
has transpired that the officials of the
Southern Pacific company who were
informed by Mr. Gard, before the Van
derbilt party readied K1 Paso, have
en taking a^l possible precautions to
prevent the carrying out of the plot
'Shortly before the Vanderbilt party
reached El Paso," said Mr. Gard, "I
received a letter which detailed, in
some degree, the plans of a gang of ex
tremists for making money out of the
Kidnapping of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
"As to my informant, I do not think
it necessary to say anything more than
that ho is in ban Francisco. The letter
was written from here, and the men
who are working out the plot as it was
given to us, were making San Fraucisco
their base of operations. The letter
went on to say that the men had been
conspiring for some time, but were uu
able to make any headway until it ap
peared in the papers that Vanderbilt
and Depew were on their way to Cali
fornia. They immediately pickedv out
Vanderbilt as a shining mark, aud im
mediately laid plans tor a holdup. JMLy
informant was one of the conspirators,
and in his letter to me said he would
Continue to Act aa Conspirator
and keep me informed as to any further
developments in their plans. The let
ter was the most startling epistle I ever
read, but 1 was convinced immediately
of its genuineness, for I knew the per
son that wrote it as well as his history
and associations. I lost no time in go
ing to J. A. Muir, superintendent of
the Southern Pacific company at Los
Angeles and laying the whole case be
fore him. We deemed the communi
cation of such startling importance we
immediately entered into telegraphic
communication with the officials of the
general office of the Southern Pacific in
this city. Mr. Muir telegraphed the
facts contained in the letter so that the
officials in the general office should
have plenty of time to take such pre
cautionary measures as the occasion
Kvidentljr De«pprate Gang.
From what I cou'.d judge of the let
ter, the conspirators had at that time
perfected no plans further thau to
agree among themselves to hold up the
Vanderbilt special at some point in the
San Joaquin valley, and make the best
haul that was possible. If no money
was to be had any other way, Cornelius
Vanderbilt was to be kidnapped aud
everyone else in the party was to hi
killed, if necessary, in the accomplish
ment of the end iu view.
Just what steps were taksen by the
railroad company to prevent the hold
up after being warned by telegraph
from Los Angeles, I have not* been
fully advised. It was suggested that
pilot engine be sent out ahead of the
special train, but as far as 1 know this
was not done. The anarchists, if they
may be called such, had laid their plans
to hold up the train at some convenient
point in the San Joaquin valley, and
therefore I did not expect any violence
below Bakersfield.
Made the Bon In U*ylight.
This side of Bakersfield the special
train was run only during the day tim«
and it is possible this precaution upset
the plans of the conspirators. As every
one who kept track of the Vanderbilt
party will remember, the visitors re
mained over night in their train
Bakersfield, after visiting Santa Bar
bara, and came up through the San
Joaquin valley by daylight on Tuesday
last. This or Bome other cause
upset the plans of the robbers,
The train was not held up an
Cornelius Vanderbilt was not abducted
I am rather included to think that the
men who concocted this plot Lecame
frightened into an abandonment
their plans."
Neither Mr. Vanderbilt, Mr. Depew,
or any of the members of the visiting
party were informed of the anticipated
hold up and left the city on their way
east, without learning that they had
been made the objects of a conspiracy
by a gang of desperadoes.
11111*4 au Kmplojror,
LAKE, WIS., April 7.—Edward
Mabmn iHttilii fearer.
Davids, a prominent farmer, was sliot
and instantly killed by Julius Zilke, a
farm hand working for Davids.x The
latter had interfered to prevent Zilko
striking a young man in a qnarrel. The
murderer has not yet been eaotmrd.
W ntlilmrii- Himn Ml'.:* Kuril.
Wont F.^fKU, Mass., April 7.--l'\re
broke out »n ili*- sjr n u'partnn*nt ot
the WaahUmi 2u.n Ma ut.u-tur:ny
company -.am at u s.g-nni inl vil
lage, -tiff «n a ..-wo to
It 1« t» 1' I'r ciKnb ai It la
I II V*.
BEIJJK Forwrii:, S. D., April 7. Up
to two years wpn fii" cut: i -uiwn had con
siderable tr on t}»-.r dr ves, ow ng
to the long d'stii'iee between watering
placs. (t« re \v:» rrieat abundance of
waier in th"1 crerks but they w^re too
far apart. To obv ate this the iabroad
conij aiiv bui:t two expt riinental reser
voirs in JK4. 'lh su were such u suc
cess th,it more v»*re put in last year,
and now they are prewar ng to put in
two more, laak ng th.rteen in all.
But little expense is attached -o con
struction of tiiese reservoirs, a site be
ing select '1 at the head of some dry
ravine and an earth daln thrown up,
and experience has demonstrated that
these dams are equally as permanent as
Duraig the freshets in the spring
these reservoirs are filled, and they re
tain the water, clean and pure, owing
to the high altitude, until after the cat
tle shipping season closes in November.
The experience of the railroad com
pany encouraged the farmers £iu that
locality to trv this system of storing
water for irrigation purposes. A few
made a beginning last year, and their
success was so pronounced that many
are putting them in tl^s year.
It is thought that the general adop
tion of this system would result in less
loss from floods along the main streams
and greatly increase- returns from the
soil, aud it is urged that were the gen
eral government to take hold of it all
over the watershed of tho Mississippi
river the necessity for the ex]«nditure
of iuimens sums of money for the pro
tection of the low lands in the South
would be obviated and millions of acres
of now unproductive and worthless
lands would be made fertile and val
Milwaukee Grain.
Mil.wA K K E April H, IbOtt.
FLOl'Jk—Vt»ry steady.
WHKAT—No. 2 spring, No. 1
Northern. t7J^c.
CORN—No. 3, '=9%c.
OATS—No. i white, 20£{c No. 3 white,
UAHLKY—Nu. 'i, 32c »ample on track,
Minneapolis Grain.
MiNNKAi'ous, April 6,1806.
WHEAT—April closed at
July. «3 ^c. No. 1 hard, 63^c
No. 1. Northern, 6No. 2, Northern,
Dal nth Grain.
Dl'LL'Tli, April 6, lb9ti.
WHEAT—Cash, No. 1 hard, 64J^c No.
1 Northern, No. 2 Northern,
fll^c No. spring, 59%@.0%c rejected,
to arrive, No. 1 hard,tki%e
No. 1 Northern, April No. 1 hard,
t*Kc No. 1 Northern, 6tt7^u.
St Paul Union Stock Yar
Soi. rn ST P\« L,-April OS96.
HOGS—Market steady with Sat unlay.
Quality only fair. Range o fprices,
(a 3 57.
CATTLE—Quiet. Not enough to make
a market good demand for £at cattle,
steers and heifer-,.
SHEEP—Unchanged. timid demand
for good sheep and IHIIIIX.
Receipts: Hogs, 300 raiil^. calves,
:!0 sheep,
Ch eag° Union stock Yard*.
C'liK A«.o, April 6, lsyii
HOtiS— Market .-troii to sliude liiytier.
Sales ranged at l.y.i for ligut
.81 [or mixed li. 7 for
heavy t.5i fo rough
CATTLE— Market strong.
Beeves, s 1 I. -t' cow* aud heifers,
Texa* steers 50
stockers and feeders. $2.3U(u3.7-.
SHEKP— »rket strong.
Uec ipts: .Hogs, 2l,UUO cat Fie, 11,000
sheep, l^.'HiO.
hteag Grain aq! Provision*.
Clin Ado, April tf, l&ML
WHEAT—April. tMc: May,
June, 6 July. «7Sc.
CORN—April. May, lio^c
Dectective Gard enjoys the distino
tion of being probably as well ac
quaintedwith train robbers, stage rob
bers and crooks of other stripes as any
other man in California, and the stat
ment that he knows the person who as
sisted in the conspiracy and then di
vulged the plans or the conspirators to
him can hardly be doubted.
OATS- April, U%c May, %)l4g!20%c
July, September, 2 %a.
PORK—,\la &> July, July,
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