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tion Monday Next.
APPROPRIATION BILLS IN DANGER
The Snndry Civil and Consular Meas
ures 3Iay Either Fail to Pass
or Be Vetoca.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. Tomorrow the
house enters upon the last week of its
session, and the usual rush which charac
terizes the closing: hours of every session
of congress will begin. Under the rules
the last six days of every session are sus
pension days, and members recognized
may call up bills and have them acted on
under suspension of the rules. There are
331 public bills on the calendar, 217 of
which must be considered in committee of
the whole and 111 on the regular calendar.
In addition to these there are over 5C0
bills on the private calendar. Of course,
only a very insignificant percentage of
these bills can be passed, but the press
for precedence will be terrific, and many
exciting scenes are almost sure to occur.
It is quite probable that several night
sessions will be held, and it is almost cer
tain that congress will remain in con
tinuous session from Saturday until Mon
day next, on which day congress expires
by limitation at noon.
The regular appropriation bills are un
usually well advanced, so far as the bouse
is concerned, only one the deficiency be
ing unacted upon, and it will go to the
senate tomorrow. The two which are con
sidered dangerous, that is, liable to fail or
be vetoed, are the sundry civil and the dip
lomatic and consular. To the former the
senate committee on finance has reported
amendments' for 3-per-cent coin bonds,
with a provision requiring the secretary
of the treasury to advertise for bids in
case of a bond issue. To the diplomatic
and consular bill the senate has added
amendments for the Hawaiian cable. If
these provisions prevail, despite the pro
test of the house, it is thought that Presi
dent Cleveland may veto them. The com
mittee on Pacific roads is preparing for an
opportunity to secure a vote on the fund
ing bill, as amended, and the committee
on public buildings is insistent on its de
mand for a chance to settle the question
of a printing-office site, which has been
hanging Are for several years. It is prob
able that the committee on rules will give
both time during the coming week. In case
opportunity offers. As a whole, the week
promises to be both interesting and ex
citing. The senate programme for the ending
of the session is to follow the sundry civil
bill, the consideration of which will begin
tomorrow, with the legislative, executive
and judicial bill, and then to take up the
naval bill, and, lastly, the general defl-
dcrstood that there will probably be'sp'as
modic attempts to get up other measures
of general importance, the best opinion is
that none of these will be successful in
cases where there is objection. It Is pos
sible that Butler will renew his efforts in
behalf of the pooling bill, and that George
will again attempt to restore the bank
ruptcy bill, but it is not in the least prob
able that the efforts of either will be suc
cessful. Faulkner is also hopeful of se
curing brief consideration of the territo
rial admission bills, but there is no longer
a possibility of passing the bills. An or
der has already been made for a night
session Tuesday for consideration of bills
to which there are no objections.
The probabilities include night sessions
every night after Tuesday, continuing
virtually through the nights of Saturday
and Sunday, and also a session next Sun
day during the day. These, it is believed,
will be held to dispose of the appropria
tion bills, there being many provisions in
those remaining to be considered which
may lead to prolonged debate. There is
also a probability of debate over the next
report of the conference committee on the
diplomatic bill, Involving the appropria
tion for the Hawaiian cable. There is
not much in the legislative bill to lead to
debate, but the others all contain provis
ions which, if they are -not withdrawn,
are sure to cause sharp debate. It is in
timated that the certificate amendment to
the sundry civil bill may be withdrawn.
If it is, this will simplify the situation,
but there will be material for many
speeches and resolutions for prolonged
sessions. The senators, however, do not
consider the outlook discouraging, and
they predict that the bills will all be
passed by the time fixed by the constitu
tion for adjournment, March 4.
The following is the status of the ap
Approved by the president Military
academy and army. In conference Pen
sion, fortifications, diplomatic and consu
lar. District of Columbia, postofflce and
agricultural. Passed to the senate Sun
dry civil, legislative, executive and judi
cial. Not considered by the senate com
mittee on appropriations Navy and gen
Of the bills in conference, the diplomatic
and consular and fortifications bills have
been partially agreed upon.
The commissioner of internal revenue
has sent out circular letters to all col
lectors of internal revpnue, calling their
attention to the joint resolution which
recently passed both houses of congress
and received the approval of the presi
dent, extending to April 15 the time within
which all income tax returns shall be
made. This resolution was passed at the
suggestion of Commissioner Miller, of tho
internal revenue bureau, who, in his let
ter to congress, stated that the unexpected
delay in passing the appropriation bill
for the collection of the income tax had
so shortened the time that it would be
quite impossible to distribute the blanks
and receive all the returns by March 1,
the date fixed in the original act. The
extension was made purely in the interest
of the taxpayers, who otherwise, through
no fault of their own, might be subject
to a fine for non-compliance with the
Neither Secreary Gresham nor Minister
Thurston, of Hawaii, has received any
news from that country per the Gaelic,
which arrived at San Francisco last night
from Honolulu. The report that the ex
qiieen had been sentenced was pronounced
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
a sm& I
by both gentlemen to be news to them,
for they had nojnfonnation other than
that contained in the press dispatches.
Minister ThurstonSsald he would not be
surprised if helpm not receive a dis
patch by the Gaelic at all, as there was
no great necessltylfor it. His country, he
said, was aware "Sat the American press
would keep him belter informed than any
telegraphic dispatches they could send.
In last night's dispatches from Honolulu
was contained tfi&.followir.g statement:
"John F. Colburn, of Liliuokalanl's last
cabinet, has written to Minister Thurs
ton that he is disgusted with the ex
queen's course, aifi is working hard with
the natives for annexation. He urges
Thurston to forward It by every possible
Minister Thurston stated that he had
received a letter from Mr. Colburn, but
he refused to make its contents public.
WAS heieported f
Walker, of the Schooner Xoriua, Sent
Out of Ha-n-nii.
SAN FRANCISCO, Eeb. 24. Among the
arrivals on the .steamer Gaelic from Hono
lulu was F. D. "Valker, of the schooner
Norma, who, according to the stories
circulated, was aslted to leave the republic
for the republic's jgood. Mr. Walker de
nies this and tells a tale of how he left
on commercial business. Walker was
originally from "Vlcforla, B. C, and went
to the islands firstffome five or six years
ago. There have iheen suspicions for a
long time that hejas engaged In opium
smuggling from British Columbia to Ha
waii, and not long ago the Norma was
believed to have unloaded a lot of arms
for the revolutionists at one of the islands.
As Walker made frequent trips back and
forth the government considered it had
a strong case against him. Soon after
the recent attempt to restore the queen,
Mr. Walker was preparing to sail for
Victoria on the Warrimoo. At the last
moment he was asked to see the marshal,
and when he did so,his passport was taken
up. At this, so Walker stated, he went to
see President Dole? and then Attorney
General Smith. Both were absent, how
ever, and he obtained little satisfaction
from subordinates Then he went to
BriUsh Consul Hawes, but Hawes told
him It was a timof war, and he ob
tained little satisfaction from him. The
upshot of it was that he was detained till
the government could look into his case,
and then he was jseht word that he was
to be deported. J
Walker says thalfhe was not deported,
but there are intimations that that is
about what it amounted to. Walker's
story is that he dftl not really own the
Norma, but that she was "in his name,"
while In fact MrrRowell, of Honolulu,
was the proprietor At the same time F.
J. Claxton, of Dolby & Claxton, Victoria,
had her charteredMWalker tells that the
Norma at the timejThe was supposed to be
smuggling arms and opium, had really
gone to the head ofi'Queen Charlotte sound
for salmon. Walker, professes loyalty to
the Hawaiian .government and says that
just before the recent revolution he was
preparing to visit 'ISondon, with the con
currence of President Dole and cabinet,
to raise funds for laying a cable from
Vancouver to Honolulu. Walker is now
en route to Victoria
'PITTSBURG,- .en..,24. Major Willis T.
Seward, who is under sentence of death in
Honolulu for conspiracy to overthrow the
republic, has a large number of friends
In Pennsylvania, who are making an ef
fort to have the sentence commuted. Yes
terday Common Pleas Judge Jacob F.
Slagie forwarded to President Dole a
petition for delay in the execution until
he can lay before the Hawaiian govern
ment evidence that will show that Seward
was an Intense supporter of the republican
form of government, and could not have
been identified with any movement to
aid the restoration of a monarchy. Judge
Slagle's brother, G. W. Slagie, is a
brother-in-law of Seward.
The petition recites Major Seward's his
tory; his praiseworthy services to this
government during the civil war; his constantly-expressed
love for a republic, and
ends with a prayer for delay in the exe
cution until further papers can be for
warded. The petition is signed by nearly
100 well-known Pennsylvanlans, Includ
ing clergymen, politicians, lawyers and
judges. It is believed by Judge Slagie
that the death penalty will not be in
flicted upon Seward. Confidence Is based
on Judge Slagle's visit to Washington a
week ago. While there he saw Secretary
Gresham, Senator Joseph R. Hawley and
Minister Thurston. All promised aid. It
is learned here that assurances have been
given that no death sentence will be car
ried Into effect until an expression can
be had from other governments.
It is said that the charge of treason on
the part of Seward consists In allegation
that he made a visit to San Francisco and
purchased 10,000 rifles and ammunition,
Ja-hich he had transported to Honolulu for
use of the Insurrectionists, at the instiga
tion of J. A. Cummins, the wealthy sugar
planter, ex-Chief Justice H. A. Wlde
mann and Samuel Parker, the half-white
premier under the old monarchy. The
papers in his defense will assert that if
he did so he did in the interest of the
republic, fearing that a secret intrigue
would overthrow it.
IN CARNIVAL ATTIRE.
An International Affair on the Mex
NOGALES, Ariz., Feb. 24. The joint
carnival of this city and Nogales, Mex.,
commenced early this morning, and the
festivities were continued through the
day. The advent of Rex at 1 P. M. was a
grand sight. The ceremony of presenting
the keys of both cities was witnessed by
the greatest throng that ever assembed
in Nogales, and the hearty good feeling
as the two nations joined In the festivi
ties is something seldom witnessed in any
Xevr Orleans' Mardl Gras.
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 24. Several com
panies of Southern artillerymen arrived
today to participate in the Mardi Gras
festivities. They were met at the depot
by local militiamen, and escorted to their
several barracks. His majesty Rex pre
sented all the visiting commands with
carnival banners. The city is rapidly
filling with carnival visitors.
The Pacific Coast Failures.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 24. The Brad
street Mercantile Agency reports 28 fail
ures in the Pacific coast states and ter
ritories for the week ended yesterday, as
compared with 26 for the previous week,
and 17 for the corresponding week of 1834.
Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report.
SMDAY'S DEATH LIST
Many Prominent Persons Passed
SAMUEL D. H0RT0N. THE FINANCIER
Mnjor-General Cnrr, the Xctt Yorlc
Politician and Soldier, and Sev
eral Others of Lesser Xotc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24. Samuel D. Hor
ton, the distinguished writer on finance,
died in Washington tonight of Bright's
disease. Ten days ago Mr. Horton came
to the city at the request of leading mem
bers of the administration for consulta
tion upon the financial situation, and was
stricken by the disease, from which he
had long suffered.
(Samuel Dana Horton was a native of
Ohio. He was born in 1844, and was a son
of Valentine Horton, formerly a member
of congress from Ohio. He was graduated
from Harvard in 1864, resided for a time
in Pomeroy, O., and has of late years
lived most of the time abroad in England
and the continent, where he was perhaps
better known than in America. He had
written much for the magazines upon
financial questions. His best-known books
were "The Silver Pound," published In
London in 18S9, and "Silver in Europe,"
published in 1S92. Mr. Horton was a dele
gate' to the first monetary conference, and
was secretary of that body.)
Fromlnent as a Soldier and as a Poli
tician In Xeiv Yorlc.
TROY, N. Y., Feb. 21. General Joseph
B. Carr died at 9:45 A. M. today.
(General Carr was born in Albany, Au
gust 16, 1S28. His parents came from Ire
land and settled in this country In 1824.
He attended the public schools, was ap
prenticed for a time to a tobacconist, be
came a member of the state mllltla in
1849, and was elected colonel of a regiment
July 10, 1S59. When the civil war broke
out, two years later, he was appointed
successively lieutenant-colonel and then
colonel of the Second New York volun
teers for meritorious services. He fought
with conspicuous bravery at Bristow's
station and Nehantllly, and at the battle
of Fredericksburg. At Chancellorsville,
May 3, 1863, he assumed command of the
division after General Barry's fall. At
Gettysburg he refused to leave the field,
but stood by the small remnant of his
troops after his horse had been killed
under him and he himself had been in
jured by the fall. In October, 1863, he was
given command of the Third division of
the Fourth corps. Later he was assigned
to the Fourth division of the Twentieth
corps, and finally to the First corps, with
charge of the defenses of the James river.
-He. was breveted major-general June JL4,
1S65, -and mustered out of service August"
24. Settling in Troy afterward, he started
the firm of J. B. Carr & Co. to engage in
the manufacture of chains. Since then he
found time to identify himself prominently
In politics. He was elected secretary of
state In 1879, was re-elected in 1SS1, and
again inlSS3. In 1SS3 he received the re
publican nomination for lieutenant-governor,
but was defeated. In 18GS the leg
islature of New York made him a member
of the Gettysburg monument committee.
He was at one time major-general In
command of the Third division of the Na
tional Guard of New York, but when the
divisions were abolished and brigades
substituted he retired from active duty.)
John P. Zane ."Was "Well Knovrn on
BRADFORD, Pa., Feb. 24. John P.
Zane, who died at his home here yester
day morning, was one of the best-known
men in Northern Pennsylvania.
(J. P. Zane was born in Bridgeport, N.
J., in 1826. His ancestors were among the
pioneers of New Jersey. In 1851 Mr. Zane
became Imbued with the gold fever and
went to California by way of the isthmus.
His life on the coast at this period was
a stirring one. He was a member of the
vigilantes when John W. Geary, after
ward mayor of San Francisco and gov
ernor of Pennsylvania, was the grand
organizer. Mr. Zane was a delegate from
California to the republican national con
vention that nominated Abraham Lincoln
for president. In July Lincoln appointed
him appraiser of the port of San Fran
cisco. Soon after assuming his office he
ascertained that the French importers of
wine were sending cargoes of wine Into
this country falsely labeled, and cheating
the government out of thousands of dol
lars. He promptly put a stop to this and
raised a storm of opposition from the im
porters. They charged that Mr. Zane
used wines belonging to the government
to influence voters in the legislature, and
wanted him removed. Mr. Zane's reply
to this charge greatly amused the presi
dent. It was that the appraiser was re
quired by law to sample all wines in
voiced. Not being a judge of wine him
self, he delegated that duty to some one
else, and he knew no one so capable of
judging as the members of the legislature.
Lincoln declined to remove him. Mr.
Zane received the first charter for a street
railway granted by the California legis
lature, and built the first street railway
in San Francisco. He came East in the
Interests of the road, and at that time the
oil business attracted his attention. He
went to Bridgeford in 1877, and had been
prominently identified with that interest
THE DEATH OF DOUGLASS.
Just What Action AVa Taken by the
Legislature of North. Carolina.
RALEIGH, N. C, Feb. 24. There is wide
misunderstanding over a so-called Doug
lass adjournment by the general assembly
of North Carolina, and in connection with
It there have been statements which do
not present the matter accurately. The
actual facts are as follows:
The day after the death of Frederick
Douglass a colored representative named
Crews offered a resolution providing that
the house adjourn at 12 noon, as a mark
of respect to Mr. Douglass. Mr. Crump
tor, a populist, offered an amendment to
make the hour 2 o'clock, which was the
regular hour of adjournment. Speaker
Walser ruled the amendment and resolu
tion both out of order, saying that the
house would not adjourn until the busi
ness of the day was disposed of. He
then suggested that a motion might bo
made that when It did adjourn, it would
be as a mark of respect. A standing vote
on a motion to this effect was taken and
carried: The senate branch of the legis
latuare took no notice whatever of the
death of Douglass.
Frederick Donglasi His Test.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24. Rev. Dr. Louis
E. Banks delivered a discourse in Hanson
place Methodist church tonight on "Fred
erick Douglass; the Eloquent, the Most
Picturesque Historical Figure in Modern
Times." He said In part:
"If I were asked what person in the
present century had fought against the
greatest odds and won in the struggle of
life at most points, I should answer Fred
erick Douglass. There is a great deal of
talk about self-made men in our time,
and we hear an abundance of eloquence
concerning Abraham Lincoln's rise from
the place of rail-splitter to the presidency;
of Grant's career from the tannery to the
position of first American citizen, and
Garfield from the towpath to the White
House, but none of these had to make
life's race with such a handicapping or
facing such odds as Frederick Douglass.
A career like that of Douglass Is at once
an honor and an Inspiration to humanity.
In such a man the kinship of all races 13
The Funeral Services.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. The funeral
services over the late Frederick Douglass
will be held in the Metropolitan A. M. E.
church, the largest of the denomination
in the city. The demonstration Is expect
ed to be one of the grandest ever seen in
Washington. The body will be taken to
the church from his late residence in An
icostia early In the morning, and will lie
in the church for view by the public until
3 o'clock, at which hour the services will
begin. The honorary pallbearers will be
ex-Senator B. K. Bruce, W. H. A, AVorm
ley, the Hon. John R. Lynch, ,5jhn F.
Cook, E. C. Messer, P. B. S. Pinehback,
Dr. C. B. Purvis, Leonard C. Bailey, John
H. Brooks, J. E. Meriwether, Dr. John R.
Francis, F. J. Barbados, Captain D. L.
Pitcher, B. E. Messer and the Hon. George
W. Murray, member of congress from
To Wear an Emblem of Mourning:.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. The Union
League of the District of Columbia, com
posed of representative colored men of
the capital, has adopted resolutions de
ploring the death of Frederick Douglass.
The resolutions recommend that "all those
who appreciate his eminent and invalua
ble services to his country, his race and to
the cause of humanity should adopt some
emblem of mourning for 30 days, and es.
pecially should this be done by that class
of Americans for whom he did so much
to make free." The members of the
league will wear a token of mourning for
a period of 30 days.
A Representative Prom Boston.
BOSTON, Feb. 24. The colored people of
Boston will send a representative to
Washington to attend the funeral of
Frederick Douglass. A movement has
been started to erect in this city a mon
ument to Douglass.
THE DEAD ARCHDUKE.
His Body Received in Vienna With.
Full Military Honors.
VIENNA, Feb. 24. The body of Field
Marshal Archduke Albrecht, of Austria,
arrived here today from Asco, in the
Tyrol, where he died Monday last from
congestion of the lungs. The remains
were received with military honors and
conveyed to the chapel of the Hofburg,
where they were placed upon a catafalque
with great ceremony. The streets from
the station to the Hofburg were crowded
with people, all of whom bowed reverently
as the body passed by.
The Kniser Will Be There.
VTENNA, Feb. 24. Empro1rWlIHar
will come to Vienna Tuesday to attend
Archduke Albrecht's funeral. He is ex
pected to arrive before noon and to depart
for Berlin in the evening. The Duke of
Aosa started for Vienna this evening to
represent King Humbert, of Italy.
OTHERS WHO ARE DEAD.
"Old Davy," the Candy Man.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 24. David
Stockbridge, colored, known to nearly
every man who has attended Yale college
during the past 30 years as "Old Davy,"
was found dead in a chair at his home
this afternoon. He was about 68 years old
and had dealt in candy about Yale for
more than a quarter of a century. Death
was due to heart disease, and he had evi
dently been dead several days, for tho
body was horribly mutilated by rats.
An Editorial Writer of Chicago.
CHICAGO, Fb. 24. Burke Waterloo, an
editorial writer on the Herald, and a
brother of Stanley Waterloo, died sud
denly tonight at the Southern hotel. The
malady which caused his death was a
complication of the grip. He was 35 yeara
old and lexves a widow.
Prominent in Xctt York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24. Thomas B. As
ten, one of the directors of the Sun Print
ing & Publishing Association, and for
merly president of the board of commis
sioners of taxes, died tonight in this city
in his 70th year. He had been ill for more
than a year with a dropsical affection.
A Well-ICnovvn Actor.
NEW YORK, Feb. 24. James C. Rat
cliff, a well-known variety actor, ex
pired suddenly at 10:30 o'clock tonight
while participating in a private enter
tainment before the Colonial Club.
An American Abolitionist.
LONDON, Feb. 21. The Rev. William
Mead Jones, an American abolitionist,
who for 21 years was the minister of the
Baptist chapel in the Whitehall district
of this city, is dead.
Dr. Dubois, of the Nnvy.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Feb. 24 Dr. H.
L. N. Dubois, of the United States navy,
died this morning at the Kittry navy-yard
from apoplexy, aged 57 years. He was one
of the best-known men in the navy.
"Wealthy Kentucky Distiller.
LOUISVILLE, Feb. 24. Paul Jones, one
of Kentucky's wealthiest and most widely-known
distillers, died suddenly at 3:05
this morning, at the Norton infirmary,
from abscess of the brain.
A Prominent Steamship Agent.
GLASGOW, Feb. 24. Thomas Hender
son, of the Anchor Line Steamship Com
pany, is dead. t
THESE ARE SICK.
A Xoted Spaniard Very 111.
LONDON, Feb. 24. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Paris says that Senor
Manuel Ruiz Zorilla, the noted Spanish
republican, who recently started from
Paris on his return to Spain after many
years of exile, has had a stroke of paral
ysis. Senor Zorilla was taken critically
ill when he reached Cervera, on the fron
tier, but heretofore the exact nature of
the trouble was not known.
Well-Kno-rrn San Francisco Lawyer.
FRESNO, Cal., Feb. 24. Colonel Harry
I. Thornton, the well-known lawyer, of
San Francisco, is lying in a very critical
condition at a local hotel. He is not ex
pected to live. He was stricken with
pneumonia about two days ago.
Lord Rosehery's Condition.
LONDON. Feb. 24. Lord Rosebery, who
is suffering from influenza, had a bad
night, but was better at noon, and this
evening is improving slowly.
Fire in a Vermont Town.
RUTLAND. Vt, Feb. 24. Cranston
block, on Merchant street, was destroyed
by fire this morning, entailing a loss of
$50,000, divided between the following
firms: Von Noon. & Tilson, crockery;
Charles B. Hilllard, dry goods; Wheeler
& Cowles. jewelry.
HOW M'BRIDE STANDS
The Last National Republican
HE HAS EYERYIFAITH IN HIS PARTY
And Says That the Republican Res
toration "Will Give General Pros
perity to Our Industries.
SALEM, Feb. 24. United States Senator
elect George W. McBride was seen today
and asked for an expression of his views
as to the financial question. He said.
"It Is evident that there is need of re
form in the financial system of the coun
try, and it is my belief hat such reform
must proceed upon the lines of the last
republican national platform. I believe
that a return to the republican policy of
protection is essential to the restoration
of the national finances to a healthy con
dition I am also confident that the re
publican party, when it secures control
of all the branches of "national gavern
ment, will salve the economic and finan
cial problems now before the country in
a way which will restore prosperity to
all the great industries of the nation."
Mr. McBride was urged to give his
views as to silver more in detail, but
would only add: "I do not think it neces
sary at this time to outline a specific
scheme of financial legislation which I
would'support. I do not wish to make
any expression which would limit my
entire freedom of judgment and action
upon such measures as may be proposad."
It is currently reported here that an
unsuccessful effort was made to get a
statement from Mr. McBride in favor of
the free coinage of silver; and that his
position Is that he is favorable to coinage
of silver co far as it can be coined with
out threatening the parity. This, of
courre, is substantially the doctrine of the
last republican platform. At least one
of the members of the legislature, who
was irrevocably opposed to any trifling
with free-silver fallacies, satisfied him
self that Mr. McBride was- sound on the
money question before he voted for him.
THE SENATORIAL ELECTION".
Result Was a Decided Snrprise to
Those in Washington.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. The news of
the election of G. W. McBride as senator
from Oresron was a great surprise to the
congressidal delegates from Oregon. Mr.
McBride, though well known in his state,
has never been in any way mentioned
for senator and it was supposed his health
would not permit him to be a candidate
for any office. He was in this city a
month ago on his way back to Oregon,
having undergone a surgical operation in
New York. In speaking of the matter to
night, Mr. Hermann said:
"I have known Senator McBride intl
Imately for years. IJe" was JjggoSipetlto7
of mine In 1SS4 before the republican con
vention for nomination to fcongi ess. Be
fore that he was a member of 'the legist
lature and speaker of the house of rep
resentatives. In 1SS6 he was elected secre
tary of state, and re-elected in 1890, serv
ing eight years. His term has just closed.
He has suffered so much from inflamma
tory rheumatism that he had practically
withdrawn from politics, and was not
elected to any office at the end of his term.
He is about 40 years of age and is not tall.
He Is of a very amiable disposition, of
refined appearance, and is liked by all
who know him. He comes of a distin
guished family. Ills father, Dr. McBride,
was Lincoln's minister to the Sandwich
islands in the early '60s. His brother,
John R. McBride, was the first repub
lican congressman from the state of Ore
gon. His mother's brother, W. W. Ad
ams, was collector of the port, and held
other Important positions. Senator Mc
Bride took no part in the recent senator
ial fight, and, I suppose, was elected as
a popular compromise candidate to pre
vent the legislature from failing to elect
and leaving the place vacant."
THE LAST FROM CHINA
Howie, the Captured American, Will
Be Severely Treated.
LONDON, Feb. 24. The Central News
agency's correspondent in Tokio says the
naval reports from Wel-Hai-Wei mention
11 foreigners, vho were captured with the
Island forts surrendered by the Chinese.
Ten of them swore to take no further part
in the present war, and were set free.
George Howie, the American who came
to the East with a scheme to blow up
Japanese vessels with submarine infernal
machines, has been detained aboard the
Japanese flagship, pending the decision of
his fate. The Japanese made a reserva
tion as to Howie in the articles of capitu
lation. They are inclined to treat him se-
verely, for he was let go on parole after
his arrest aboard the City of Sydney, yet
lost no time in breaking his word and
placing his services at the disposal of the
The Japanese marines who were killed
in the early torpedo attacks on the Chi
nese fleet at Wei-Hal-Wei were buried
with military honors.
The Japanese reports speak highly of
Admiral Ting and the orders which he
wrote, just before his suicide, to direct the
course of his officers In completing the
arrangements for the surrender.
The Central News correspondent In Hai
Cheng telegraphs, under date of February
21, that Lieutenant-General Katsura then
reported the Chinese force, which former
ly held Kyan Wat Sa, had retreated to
New Chwang. The Chinese forces at Lu
Kung Ton and Sa Tai Su were about 5000
strong and had 12. guns. At Kung Peln
Tas the Chinese had some 1000 men. The
garrisons at New Chwang and YIng Kow
seemed to have been decreased.
The Central News correspondent in Pe
king says high officials there express the
hope that Li Hung Chang's appointment
to be peace envoy will be acceptable to
Japan. He will have full power to close
the negotiations without referring matters
to Peking. The time and place of the ne
gotiations have not been determined.
LONDON, Feb. 24. The Times has a
dispatch from Kobe, Japan, stating that
another Japanese force is being mobilized
at Hiroshima for the purpose, it is sup.
posed, of making an attack on the island
The ew Japanese Loan.
TOKIO, Feb. 24. The diet has voted the
extra credit of 1CO.000.000 yen (about $100,
0O0.CO0) asked for by the government. It
has also given its approval to a Corean
loan of 3,000,000 yen.
This Does Beat the Record.
DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 24. R. A. Dan
ville received a telegram last night from
George F. Danville, a farmer living near
Yankton, reporting tho birth of triplets.
Mr. and Mrs. George Danville now have
27 children, although Mrs. Danville is not
30 years old. All of the children were
born in triplets, the oldest now being
under 13 years of age. All are boys ex
cept three of them, one set of tripleta