Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 07, 1895, Image 1

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"Persons having normal vision trill be abla
to read this print at a distance of H lnchos
from the eyes with case and comfort; also will
be able to read it with each eye separately. If
unable to do so your ejes are defective, and
should hae immediate attention. When tho
eyes oeooaio iirea irozi rescind or sewing, or
if the letters look blurred and run together. It
is a sure Indication that glasses are need'ed.
The lenses sold in the cheap roods are of un
equal density and have imperfectly formed sur
faces. Continued us-e of these poorer lenses
will result in a positive injury from the con
stant strain upon the muscles of accommoda
tion to supply the defects in the glass."
. Oculist Optioians
Oresjonian Building
Portland, Orecon'
What Cleveland Conveyed to the
Hawaiian Commissioners.
This One Brought Out ljy What "IVas
Said ia the Senate Debate Upon.
the Lodge Resolution.
WASHINGTON, Jan. C The senate de
bate on Senator Lodge's resolution in re
sard to Hawaiian matters has elicited a
pointed statement from the president, as
"The attention of the president has been
called to a hint thrown out in the senate
discussion of Friday, that the visit of a
certain committee of royalists from the
Hawaiian islands was connected in some
way with the departure of the American
ships from that locality. Of course, such
an Insinuation is very absurd. Its pro
priety and the motive behind It. I am
sure, can safely be left to the judgment
of fair and rlght-tlr nking Americans. I
am entirely willing that all our people
should know everything I know concern
ing the -visit of the so-called committee of
"Last year, in the latter part of July,
or early in August, three gentlemen from
Hawaii arrived here and asked, through
the secretary of state, a designation of
a time when they would have an inter
view with me ancLpresent a message from
the deposed Hawaiian queen. Though I
could not, with propriety, recognize them
oflicially, I was not disposed to refuse
them, personally, the courtesy of an audi
epce. Therefore, a future day and hour
were fixed for the interview. In the
meantime, at my request, transmitted
through the secretary of state, these gen
tlemen made known the precise purpose
of their visit In the following note, dated
August 18, and addressed to the secre
tary of state:
" We, the undersigned commissioners
sent by her majesty, Queen Liliuokal-uil,
request an audience of the president of
the United States. We desire to ask his
excellency whether there is any hope for
his doing anything for the restoration of
the constitutional government of the Ha
waiian islands.
"This note bore the signature of Cum
mings, H. A. Widemann and Samuel
Parker. After it had been submitted to
me I prepared in writing, with some care,
a reply to the question it contained, to
bc read by me to the commissioners at our
meeting. T intended to avoid all mis
understanding and misconception by ab
solutely confining myself to such written
reply, of which the following is a copy:
" 'Gentlemen: Tou must permit me to
remind you that this Interview is not an
official one, and that instead of receiving
you In any representative capacity I meet
you as individuals, who have traveled a
long distance for the purpose of laying a
certain matter before me. You ask me if
-thcrels any hope or my doing anything
for the restoration of the constitutional
government of the Hawaiian islands. I
suppose that this question is largely
prompted by the fact that soon after the
overturning of the late government of the
queen I investigated that transaction and
was satisfied there had been such an un
justifiable Interference in aid of that
movement on the part of the represen
tatives of the government of the "United
States, in its diplomatic and naval serv
ice, as to call for a correction, not only
to rectify what seemed to be a wrong
done to others, but also through the rec
tification to ward oft what appeared to
be a danger to American honor and prop
erty. Fully appreciating the constitu
tional limitations of my executive power
and by no means unmindful of the hin
drances that might arise, I undertook the
task. Having failed in my plans, I com
mitted the entire subject to the congress
of the United States, which had abundant
power and authority in the premises. The
executive branch of the government was
thoroughly discharged from further duty
and responsibility in the matter, unless
moved thereto by congressional com
mand. The congress has, both by Its
action and Its omission to act, signified
that nothing need, be done touching
American interference with the over
throw of the queen. Quite lately a gov
ernment has been established in Ha
waii, and which is in full force and
operation in all parts of the island. It is
maintaining Its authority and discharging
all ordinary governmental functions.
Upon general principles, and not losing
sight of the special circumstances sur
rounding this case, the new government
is clearly entitled to our recognition with
out regard to any of the incidents which
accompanied or preceded its inauguration.
This recognition and the attitude of the
congress concerning Hawaiian affairs, of
course, lead to an absolute denial of
present or future aid or encouragement
on my part to an effort to restore any
government heretofore existing in the Ha
waiian islands.
"When the daj appointed for the meet
ing arrived I was confined to my bed by
illness and unable to keep my engage
ment. I therefore signed the paper I had
expected to read, and it was delivered to
the commissioners, who, I believe, re
turned at once to Hawaii. I never aw
any member of thjs commission or com
mittee, and have never had any communi
cation or transaction with any of them
directly or indirectly, except as I have
There was another statement made in
the course of the senate debate, Friday,
in which it was said that the state de
partment will be directly controverted by
the correspondence on Hawaiian matters,
which has been for some days ready for
transmission to congress. The statement
in question Is embodied in the following
remarks of Senator Lodge:
"The sympathy of Great Britain, If
nothing more, has certainly been with the
royalists In HawalL They have kept their
ships there, and if it had not been for
the promptness of President Dole and his
advisers, they would have taken posses
sion of Neckar's island, and thus estab
lished a foothold for their cable to the
Sandwich islands, and when England es
tablishes an interest of that kind, it is
her practice to follow it up. The pres-
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
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ence of a British warship, and the -withdrawal
of ours would be believed by the
supporters of the queen (It matters not
whether rightly or wrongly) to mean that
the opportunity was favorable for a roy
alist uprising. To leave affairs there In
such a condition was a direct encourage
ment to a counter-revolution, and to the
renewal of disaster and possibly of blood
shed in HawalL"
It Is anticipated that the president's in
terview on this matter and the accom
panying correspondence, which will be
sent In tomorrow, will give considerable
pungency to the early morning senate de
bate on Hawaiian affairs unless the an
nouncement of Representative Post's
death should cut the discussion short,
Last Conspiracy Confined to Sore
lieaded Whites anil Half-Whites.
HONOLULU, Dec 31. via steamer
China, San Francisco, Jan. 6. The pre
liminary examination of the alleged con
spirators took place last week and three
of them have been held for trial without
ball. The main witnesses for the prose
cution were spies in the employ of the
government, who fsorinexl themselves
Into the confidence of the conspirators
and when the projer time came, gave
the whole thing away. According to the
testimony of the witnesses for the gov
ernment, there was a deliberate plot to
obtain possession gf tho government
buildings and all thfc -prominent support
ers of the republic yere to be surprised
and arrested at their, homes by details of
the conspirators. The governmeat de
tectives even obtair&d complete lists of
all those who were i be arrested. Among
them were Presldentjllole, his cabinet of
ficers, mmbers of tpe executive and ad
visory councils, newly-elected members
of the legislature, custom-house, army
and police officials.. The conspirators
claimed to have some 2000 stands of arms
and the support of the natives, but the
trial developed that the natives took no
stock in the affair, and that the con
spiracy was simply gotten up by a gang
of soreheaded whites and half whites.
Two of the three who are held for trial
are English, and even the British com
missioner refuses to have anything to
do with them and tells them they must
take the consequences of their acts. The
only defense made by the accused was
an endeavor to discredit the testimony
of the witnesses for the prosecution, which
The British man-of-war Hyacinth sailed
the 27th for the South seas, as is sup
posed. Captain May has made repeated
efforts to get away. Three successive
farewell entertainments have been given
to the officers of the ship. Each time
most urgent appeals have reached Com
missioner Hawes from British subjects
to detain tho ship for their protection,
and he has twice or thrice prevailed upon
Captain May to remain longer. These
people are, more than any others, in the
way of obtaining confidential knowledge
of any conspiracy that may be brewing
to overturn the government. They havo
been well posted as to the progress of the
Bush conspiracy, with which they hearti
ly sympathized, although not confident
of its success. In tlxe case of an actual
outbreak these Britishers were not with
out very serious cause for alarm. The
defenders, ot .the, tgo,vnmentmlght,t in
case otfbldodshedj become si deeply In
censed with these British sympathizer
that they would be in some danger of
being seriously molested. Being antl
American and prejudiced against the
government, they lack confidence In its
power to protect them. Just before this
departure of the Hyacinth, 18 British
subjects, headed by Bishop Willis, sent
a strong petftion to the commissioner to
again detain the ship. There is no more
ardent royalist than the Anglican bishop.
He has steadily refused to offer public
prayer for the president of the republic.
The government and its supporters are
entirely willing to see the Hyacinth
leave. Nor are they greatly solicitous for
the immediate arrival of an American
warship, although one would be very
welcome. It is the decided opinion of the
executive that President Cleveland would
be greatly pleased to see this republic
overturned, and monarchy restored, and
that he keeps the United States vessels
away for that reason. The government
has no fears of such an event.
Rev, Douglass P. Bisnie, of Austin,
Mass., has been offered the pastorate of
the Central Union church here, the larg
est and finest in the city.
The issue of Bush's English edition of
Ka Leo has been suspended. His wife
continues to issue a native edition, great
ly mitigated in tone from previous issues,
which overflowed with the most violent
diatribes against the government and its
supporters, and with somewhat veiled in
citements to the natives to rise. His
English edition teemed with disgusting
personalities and slanders of supporters
of the government. Bush is now sending
the hat around for the support of his
family:' Many whom he has abused have
dropped in their dollars.
So far as can be learned, the British
Commissioner Hawes has never counten
anced or encouraged any movement to
restore the queen. He is necessarily sub
jected to strong influences to do so, by
reason of the majority of British resi
dents who are anxious for her restora
tion. It is believed that he has continued
strictly neutral. He maintains most
friendly relations with President Dole and
the government, unlike his aged prede
cessor, Wodehouse, who was constantly
seeking to annoy Dole and his associates,
while he kept up secret Intercourse with
the deposed queen.
President Dole has received an auto
graph letter from President Montt, of
Chilli, recognizing the new republic.
The Lnntl of Revolntlon.
LONDON, Jan. 6. A Buenos Ayres dis
patch to the Times says a committee
composed of General Bueno, Admiral So
ller and other officers will start for Eu-
I rope, Friday, for the purpose of purchas
ing war material. The dispatch adds that
on account of cholera, Brazil refuses entry
to vessels carrying passengers from the
Argentine Republic
A dispatch published by the Times Sat
urday stated the Argentine congress had
sanctioned a war credit of J2.000.000, in
view of a possible quarrel with Chili re
garding the frontier. Friday last the Chil
ian minister of foreign affairs formally
denied in the senate that the relations
between Chili and Argentine were
Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report.
No Programme for the House Be
yond the Currency Bill.
Oregon's Senator Will Open the Sen
ate's Regular Proceedings WltU
a. Tallc for the Canal.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. The coming
week promises to be a most eventful one
in the house of representatives. It will
not only determine the fate of the Car
lisle currency bill, so far as the lower
branch of congress Is concerned, but In
the event of the defeat of the measure
It will have a far-reaching effect on the
currency question and on the policy of
congress and the administration. The
democrats house caucus, which convenes
at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, will be
the first important step, and it is ex
pected to test whether any "Mil can com
mand a majority and what form of bill It
will be. The house will adjourn Imme
diately after assembling, out of respect to
the memory of Mr. Post. A rule fixing the
future course of debate will not be Intro
duced until Tuesday, and Its terms will
depend largely upon the events of the cau
cus. It had been hoped to reach a final
vote by Tuesday or Wednesday, but
Springer, who Is n charge of the bill,
says It may be necessary to let the de
bate run through the week. There are
evidences, however, that a coup d'etat
will be put Into execution by Tuesday by
those opposed to the bill. This will be a
motion to strike out all after the enacting
clause, which would be equivalent to a
motion to kill the bill. It was by a stroke
of this kind that the Morrison tariff bill
was summarily killed, long before its
friends had anticipated a final vote. The
leaders of the house have been consulted
and have agreed that this move is regu
lar and in accordance with the rules.
They are expecting the move, although
It Is not known positively that it will
be executed. If an early vote Is thus
precipitated, and all of the bill after the
enacting clause struck out, it would do
away with the five-minute debate and put
a summary end to the bill. If, however,
the motion to strike out should fall to se
cure a majority,, the five-minute debate
-would proceed until the final vote was
taken. There is no programme for the
week beyond the currency bill, for this
measure will exclude consideration of
everything else until It is settled.
The senate will undoubtedly adjourn to
morrow noon, after the hour of meeting,
as a mark of respect to Mr. Post. Tues
day, the Nicaraguan canal bill will again
be before the senate, and the regular pro
ceedings of the week will begin with a
speech In support of the measure by
Mitchell of Oregon. The friends of the
canal bill are hopeful that a vote may
be reached during the week, but whether
it will attain' "that important-stage wI1IH
depend upon the persistence of the oppo
sition and the interference of the busi
ness of the appropriation committee. The
pension appropriation is the only appro
priation bill now before the senate, and
it is not believed Its consideration will
consume much time. There Is a proba
bility, however, that the urgent deficiency
bill will be reported during the week, and
In case It should be an effort Is to be
made to call It up. It Is to be the basis
for numerous speeches on the appropria
tions for carrying the income tax into
effect. While the opponents of the income
tax generally disavow any intention to
defeat the appropriation, they openly con
fess their purpose of using it as a text
for speeches on the general policy of Im
posing such a tax. The probabilities are,
however, against any effort to secure con
sideration of this bill during the week.
It is likely that two or three speeches
will be made against the canal bill during
the week, and there are still others an
nounced to be made in Its support. The
advocates of the canal bill are beginning
to grow somewhat anxious to reach a
vote, as they suspect an effort to hold it
off until it may be possible to displace
the bill entirely with some other measure,
or, if this be avoided, and the bill passed,
it will reach the house too late to secure
consideration during the present session.
The general understanding is now that
when the Nicaraguan bill shall be dis
posed of, the bankruptcy will be taken,
and after that the territorial admission
bills will receive attention.
A call was signed by Allison this after
noon, for a meeting of the republican
steering committee of the senate, to be
held tomorrow morning in the rooms of
Senator Hale. The whole situation, so far
as the senate is concerned, will be dis
cussed, and a programme of action on
the part of the minority will be consid
ered. The meeting has been called as the
result of the request of some democratic
senators, that certain provisions of the
tariff act, and particularly that imposing
a discrimination duty on German sugar,
may be changed. An effort will be made
to secure an arrangement, under which
the proposed changes can be effected
without partisan opposition on the part
of the democrats. The leaders are op
posed to the granting of the request, and
it is for the purpose of satisfying the
democrats of the impossibility of giving
the relief they ask that this meeting is
said to have been called. Republicans
have also been urged to permit the ex
purgation from the income tax law of
that provision that requires railroad cor
porations to furnish a list of all their
employes and the salaries they are paid,
regardless of whether those salaries are
within or without the taxable amounts.
The railroads, and particularly some of
those In the West, have opposed this pro
vision of the law, and represent that it
will cost a vast amount of money to
comply with it. In regard to this, the
tepubficans say that if the door is opened
for an amendment here dozens of other
senators will push against it, and the
barrier being down, the whole tariff de
bate will be opened up anew.
The provision of the constitution that
congress shall adjourn sine die at noon,
March 4, has occasionally compelled the
statesmen to close up their business on
Sunday. Such will be the case this year,
for March 3 falls on Sunday and the
closing hours of the short session will
permit no time to be lost. Congress will
probably remain In session all Saturday
night. Sunday morning, if time is not too
pressing, a recess will be taken until 3
or 4 o'clock on the afternoon, when the
journal will show, by a piece of legis
lative fiction, that the senate again con
vened as the date of Saturday. From
Sunday afternoon both branches of con
gress will doubtless remain in continuous
session until noon of the following day.
This was the case at the close of the 50th
congress, during Harrison's administra
tion, and also at the close of the short
session during Hayes' administration.
-Mad Dogs-'uy the Wholesale.
HINTON, W. Va., Jan. 6. There are
i more dead dogs In this mountain city to-
day than was ever known before, and to
morrow there will be still more. A big
black dog came into town with every
sign of hydrophobia about him. He bit
scores of dogs and two men. and finally
attacked and almost killed Judge D. E.
Johnson. At last the brute was killed,
and the mayor ordered that every dog in
HInton be killed. The police began the
campaign, and every boy and man with a
gun shot dogs. It is estimated that 200
have already joined the big black dog.
He Is Supposed to Have Had Ingcr
soll in Mind, as He Snolce.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 5. The cathedral
was crowded today. It was known that
Cardinal Gibbons would preach at the
solemn high mass, and many who heard
the sermon in speaking of It agreed that
his eminence must have had in his mind
the eloquent and attractive Colonel Inger
soll. He said:
"It Is fashionable, as well as profitable,
to cast odium as well as ridicule upon
Christianity and on the scriptures which
are the basis of the Christian religion. A
man of limited capacity,- but of fluency
of speech and shafts of wit, may propose
objections and difficulties In a half hour
which may take a learned man a month
to answer. I would ask you, my brethren,
to have three answers ready In your mind
when you are confronted by any difficul
ties against Christianity. First, ten thou
sand difficulties do not destroy a single
fact of revelation; ten thousand layers of
fog and cloud do not blot out the sun of
the heavens, nor diminish his splendor.
Second, the Christian religion has been in
existence for 2000 years, and has been
cherished by the wisest and best of men
in every age and country, and It Is strong
er today than it was ever before. Third,
all of the civilizations of the past and all
existing civilizations today worthy of the
name have been based on doctrinal moral
principles of jthe Bible. It is time enough
to surrender our Christianity when some
better system Is brought forward to sup
plant it."
Did Xot Disturb the Doctor.
NEW YORK Jan. 6. In the Madison
Square Presbyterian church today an open
letter, In part condemning Dr. Parkhurst,
"himself, was distributed among the con
gregation, under the very eyes of the doc
tor. The letter was signed by Samuel Mil
liken, of Philadelphia, and dated the last
day of the old year. In pointed terms the
communication gave Dr. Parkhurst advice
in his campaign of purifying the city, and
boldly stated that he had not always pur
sued the right methods. The distribution
of the document apparently did not dis
turb Dr. Parkhurst. He made no refer
ence to the matter.
George Coryell, Washington's Pall
bearer, Was Ilnrled in Xciv Jersey.
FLEMINGTON, N. J., Jan. G.-Several
years ago one of the leading historians of
the country endeavored to trace the clos
ing days and last resting-place of the men
who acted as pallbearers at the funeral
of George Washington. He only partially
succeeded. Among those he failed to lo
cate was George Coryell. It was known
JncwaskJexsexman and a close friend of.
the first president. Bat where he went
after the entombment at Mount Vernon
and where he was interred at death seems
to have baffled the historian. By accident
a resident of this town discovered the se
cret the other day. While looking over
the ancient tombstones in the cemetery
back of the Presbyterian church at Lam
bertville, 10 miles from here, he found a
granite monument, covered with dirt ana
about ready to fall. There was a long In
scription on it, which it required some
time to decipher. Finally he made out
the following:
"Here lies the body of George Coryell,
who died February IS, A. D. 1830, aged 91
years, a brother member with General
Washington. Lodge No. 22."
The poet has told his character thus:
"A wit, a feather, a chief, a rod;
An honest man, the noblest work of God."
Some research disclosed that the shaft in
question marked the grave of one of
Washington's pallbearers. The Coryell
family was at one time among the most
prominent In this part of the state. Mr.
Coryell fought all through the revolu
tionary war, and is believed to have been
on Washington's staff while the general
was conducting his campaign in New Jer
Tltey Mast &at Be Ilenten Upon the
Street Indiscriminately.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6. The supreme
court has decided that the Salvation Army
may not beat drums indiscriminately. The
celebrated case of John II. Flaherty, the
Salvation Army drummer, who some time
ago came in contact with the authori
ties of Redlands for violating an ordi
nance prohibiting the beating of drums,
was yesterday determined in favor of the
city by the supreme court. There was a
dissenting opinion by Judges Harrison,
De Haven and Fitzgerald. Flaherty was
convicted of beating his drum on the
traveled streets without a permit, which
had been refused him. The contention
of Flaherty's attorneys was that the or
dinance was unconstitutional. The decis
ion orders the dismissal of the writ of
habeas corpus and the return of Flah
erty to the custody of the town marshal.
Jndge for n. Day.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. S. William G.
Brittan yesterday gained a right to the
title of judge, as the result of one day's
service on the superior bench. Brittan
received his certificate of election as su
perior judge for the short term Friday.
He sat on the bench for a few minutes
yesterday. Tomorrow he will give place
to Judge Belcher, who was re-elected for
the long term.
Gnilty of Contempt.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 6. Attorney
Horace Phllbrook, who had the temerity
in a brief submitted to the supreme court,
to accuse Justice Harrison of fraud, has
been disbarred by the court for three
years. Philbrook charged that Justice
Harrison, while attorney in the Levison
estate case, was guilty of dishonest prac
tices and in his brief Philbrook plainly
told the court what it should do In the
matter. This the supreme court says was
contempt of court and Philbrook has been
punished as stated.
Omaha Gamblers Sliovrn Up.
OMAHA, Jan. 6. The Omaha Bee today
printed a page expose of the gambling
houses of Omaha; how they secured im
munity from police interference and paid
large sums to officials, newspapers and
others. The Bee reporters were engaged
In securing evidence for weeks and a
number of people were involved who were
not known to be interested in protecting
Omaha gamblers. Tonight the houses
are closed.
Both Are Dead.
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 6. James Cook,
a well known politician, and Charles Hud
nall, of the city engineer's office, shot and
tilled each other last night. The trouble
?rew out of Cook's alleged Intimacy with
Hudnall's wife.
The Date Set for California's Leg
islature to Convene.
It Will Continue Lieutenant-Govern
nor Reddlclc in Offlce, ana He May
'onic the Committees,
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6. The legislature
will convene at noon tomorrow. Both
houses will be called to order by the of
ficers who presided during the last ses
sion, and there will be little more than a
formal gathering of the'legislators. It la
the apparent purpose of the republicans
in the house to adjourn Immediately and
go into caucus on organization. It is be
lieved tonight that even less will be dono
in the senate. The illness of Lleutenant-Governor-elect
Millard has thrown tho
senators Into confusion, and tonight they
are all speculating upon the uncertainties
of the committee appointments. It 13
agreed that Lieutenant-Governor Reddick
will be the presiding officer in the upper
house, not only in formally organizing
the senate, but until such time as Mr.
Millard shall appear here and take the
oath of office. Section two, of article 4, of
the constitution, provides that the gover
nor shall hold office until his successor Is
elected and qualified. Section 15, of ar
ticle 4, refers to the lleutenant-governor'9
term of offlce and provides that the qual
ification of eligibility shall be the same
as in the case of the governor. It is held
by a few that Mr. Millard might qualify
as lieutenant-governor before a judge of
the superior court in L03 Angeles. The
manner of taking the oath of office, how
ever, Is clearly set forth in section 903,
of the political code, which says:
"The governor and lieutenant-governoc
must take the official oaths in the pres
ence of both houses of the legislature in
convention assembled, and an entry of the
fact must be made on the journals of
each house."
Under these provisions, it Is agreed
among the lawyers of the senate, that
Lieutenant-Governor Reddick will hold of
fice until Mr. Millard shall be well enough
to appear before the legislature and be
sworn in, and that as lieutenant-governor,
Mr. Reddick would have the privilege of
naming the senate committees. Lieutenant-Governor
Reddick clearly stated his
position to the press correspondents to
night. He said:
"The law is clear that my term con
tinues until my successor shall take the
oath of office, and he must be sworn in
here before the legislature. As lieutenant
governor, I continue to be presiding of
ficer of the senate. But I do not wish to
appear hasty. As a matter of courtesy
to Mr. Millard, I shall wait four or five
days, hoping that he may leave his sick
bed and come on here to take up his of
ficial duties. Then, If he shall still be un
able to come here, and further delay be
llkelv ttt. eloir- theLwheIanf lrelslntlon.
Tt would be my duty to name the commit
tees and take up the duties of the ofilce."
Lieutenant-Governor Reddick stated fur
ther that he had prepared no committees,
and that he had received no communica
tion on the subject from the lieutenant-governor-elect.
It is reported tonight,
however, that Senator Androus, of L03
Angeles, has received a communication
from Mr. Millard, enclosing a list of com
mittees, which will be presented to Lieutenant-Governor
Reddick, with a request
that the senators named be appointed.
Senator Androus Is himself a sick man,
and has not been much In evidence this
evening. Unless an agreement of this
nature shall be reached, there is little
probability that the senate will be in
working order before next week. Under
the most favorable circumstances, it is
not probable that both branches of the
house will be permanently organized and
ready to receive the governor's message
before Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.
Today there Is very little talk of a gu
bernatorial contest, and all the democrats
and many republicans are predicting that
no real opposition will be offered to the
inauguration ot Budd immediately upon
the final organization of the two branches
of the legislature.
West Virginia Meets Weilnesdny.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 6. The
legislature meets at Charleston next
Wednesday. An exceedingly interesting
light Is on for the United States senator
ship from West Virginia to succeed J. M.
Camden. There are five candidates, viz:
N. E. Whitaker, of the first congres
sional district; G. C. Sturgis, of the sec
ond; John B. Floyd, of the third; J. A.
Hutchinson, of the fourth, and S. B.. El
kins, of the second.
It will be Elkins against the field, with
the present outlook favorable to Elkins.
The election of senator occurs January 22.
Lexoiv Wants Additional Powers.
ALBANY, N. T., Jan. 6. In the senate
next week Senator Lexow will introduce
a resolution extending the time of the In
vestigation of the Lexow committee, and
giving it further pdwers, but allowing It
to make a preliminary review. Mr. Conk
lin, in the senate, is likely to interfere
with such an investigation by introducing
a bill empowering the mayor of New York
to appoint a municipal committee of his
own to go Into an Investigation of every
city department.
A Fire nt Baltimore.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 6. The explosion of
an oil tank in a-warehouse of the Standard
Oil Company, at Canton, tonight, caused
a loss by fire of $400,000. The explosion
occurred at 7:30 o'clock. The burning oil
ran in streams down the gutters, com
municating the fire to the adjoining prop
erty, and in a few minutes a whole block
of buildings was a mass of flames. The
fertilizer works of Griffith & Boyd, to
gether with their office building and
stables, Including li horses, were totally
destroyed, as were also the acid works of
G. H. & C. T. Davidson, and the ware
house, office and stables of the Standard
Oil Company. Griffith & Boyd's loss is
estimated at $300,000, Davidson's, at $S0,
000, and the Standard Oil Company lost
$25,000. The cause of the explosion Is un
known. Indiana Ghouls.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 6. It has
developed here that the wholesale grave
robberies are being Indulged in by stu
dents of the colleges in this city. The re
cent burning of the Indiana medical col
lege, when 20 subjects were lost, has cre
ated a demand for bodies, and agents
have been secured In the surrounding
towns to keep track of the burials. With
in the past week, two corpses have been
recovered by their friends m the pickling
vats of the local colleges, and the excite
ment is so intense that the residents of
suburban towns are forming vigilance
committees to prevent the disturbance
of their dead.
3Irs. Hartley's Sentence Postponed.
RENO, Nev., Jan. 6. The sentencing of
Mrs. Hartley was postponed yesterday to
January 12, owing to the physical inabil
ity of the defendant to appear in court.