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THE KOBSTDsTG OBEGOIIiJSu .WSipisESBAY, PEBBUABT 13, 1895.
Instead of the reduced force reported by
the appropriation. Coombs defended the
pension Item of the bill against criticism.
He then branched off Into a financial
speech. Mr. Bland and Mr. Snodgrass
sought to Interpose, and the counter-assertions
became so warm that Coombs ap
pealed to the chair for protection. He
said congress dare not shut Its eyes to
the recommendations of the president. No
wonder, he exclaimed, our securities were
"If you allow the country's credit to
fall before the world," said Coombs, "it
will cost us untold millions; it trill bring
a ruin and a destruction exceeding that
of the rebellion."
Snodgrass Interposed the point of order
that Coombs was maligning the upper
branch of congress, when a free-silver bill
had today been reported to that body.
There was great confusion and laughter
as Coombs excitedly demanded protection.
Another uproar arose when Van Voorhls
replied to Coombs. He arraigned the ad
ministration for Its course on the financial
"I make the point that the gentleman is
out of order in criticising the chief execu
tive," Interrupted Coombs.
There was some more laughter and a
lively Interchange between Coombs and
Van Voorhls, which could be heard above
"The gentleman has wheels in his
head," said Van Voorhls, resuming. "I
had suspected as much, but now he has
Coombs joined In the general laughter
and made no further rejoinder to it.
The vote was taken on Pickler's sub
stitute, and it was defeated, 63 to 132.
When this bill was reported back to the
house, the contest was resumed against
the provision for annual clerks to con
gress. Dockery pointed out that the an
nual clerks would cost J33S.OO0 before the
next congress actually assembled.
The Intensity of feeling aroused by the
struggle brought out many humorous in
cidents. DeArmond criticised what he
called "congressional vultures." Bartlett
resented the Imputation and declared that
DeArmond was not a vulture, but a raven,
continually croaking, "Never more."
Bartlett said his fight in behalf of the
tlerks involved nothing personal to him
self, as he was serving In congress at the
loss of his New Tork lav. practice, worth
$20,00) annually. Thereupon Caruth cre
ated much amusement by running up the
aisle and pleading that this abandoned
law practice be turned over to him.
Dockery moved the previous question.
An aye and no vote was taken on the
amendment for the annual clerks, and it
was defeated,' ayes 94. noes, 142.
Most of the republicans voted for the
clerks, and the democrats against. The
democrats who voted aye are Bartlett,
Boatner. Cadmus, Cobb of Missouri,
Cockrell, Cooper of Florida, Crain, Davey,
Everett, Griffin, Haines. Hayes. Kribb,
Layton, Livingston, McAleer. Meredith,
Meyer, Pigott, Robertson, Busk and Tur
pln. The following republicans voted no:
VBrosius, Daniel, Hitt, Lucas, Scranton
The legislative appropriation bill was
then passed without division, and the
house at 4:23 adjourned.
HERMANN'S PENSION" RILL.
Provide for the Survivor of the
J.ntcr Indinn Wars.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. The house
committee on pensions today received a
report from the pension office relative to
the bill of Mr. Hermann, of Oregon, for
pensioning survivors of Indian wars. The
law of 1S92 pensioned those who partici
pated In Indian wars between 1S32 and
1S12. The act omitted the names of some
wars, for services In which pensions are
sought. The purpose of the Hermann bill
Is to include all recognized Indian wars
up to and including 1856. The report of
Commissioner Lochren estimates the cost
of pensions of survivors and widows un
der the" Hermann bill at 5730.656 for the
first year,tand the total cost at $5,601,695.
This computation Is made by the "Ameri
can table of mortality." The average pen
sionable period is given as 7 2-3 years.
The wars include those with the Seminole,
Winnebago, Cayuse. and the wars in
Texas and Mexico, California, Utah, and
Washington and Oregon territories. In
these disturbance, some 2S3.000 troops par
ticipated. The number of pensionable sur
t Ivors. Is estimated at 4707, and the num
ber of widows at 2924, making a total of
pensionable persons of 7631. The commit
tee will consider the measure at its next
THE ELECTION OF SENATORS.
Mr. Mitchell' Bill Reported Ilnck to
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The senate
committee on privileges and elections to
day decided to report back the bill intro
duced by Senator Mitchell of Oregon for
a constitutionil amendment providing for
the election of senators by a direct vote
of the people. The majority and minority
leports were afterward submitted to the
senate. Turpi. Palmer and Mitchell say
in their report:
"The object Is to place one department
of the government wholly in the control
of the people. The legislative or lawmak
ing department of the government ought,
in our opinion, to be so placed. The laws
of the United States are made by congress
and in behalf of the people. It is there
fore a matter of the highest importance
that the lawmakers in both branches of
the national legislature should be chosen
by the people."
OTHER CONGRESSIONAL NEWS.
A Protest From Tneoinn.
TACOMA, Feb. 12. The Tacoma Cham
ber of Commerce has forwarded to Wash
ington a vigorous protest against the pro
vision of the sundry civil bill by which
a portion of the coast and geodetic sur
vey force is to be dropped. The chamber
is informed that the work of triangulation
and topography on the "Washington. Ore
gon and California coast will occupy the
present force 10 to 15 years, not to men
tion that the extended coast of Alaska,
with 25,000 miles of shore line, is almost
untouched, and navigators of the United
States navy and revenue marine service,
of the fleet of whalers, sealers, traders and
llahermen are today using charts based on
old Russian nd English authorities for
lack of accurate surveys by the Ameri
"Wanton Gnmr Umtructiun In Alaikn.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. The senate
committee on territories today made a
report recommending favorably to the
committee on appropriations an amend
ment to the sundry civil bill, authorizing
the secretary of the treasury to order an
Investigation by Inspectors of the salmon
fisheries In Alaska and of the alleged tak
ing and destruction of the eggs of game
and wild fowl in that territory, and the
alleged wanton destruction of deer, fox
and other animals, and report on the ad
visability of adopting suitable regulations
as to close seasons to prevent such de
struction in the future.
The National Military Park.
-WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.-Speaker Crisp
today announced the appointment of the
following mombers on the part of the
house of the joint congressional commis
sion to arrange a programme of exercises
for the opening of the Chickamauga and
Chattanooga National Military Park next
September: Messrs. Kllgore. Morgan,
Wheeler of Alabama, Cox of Tennessee.
M&dd&x, Grosvenor, Klefer, Strong and
DonntinK Land to Wyoming-.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. Senator Carey
today introduced an amendment to the
sundry civil bill donating land In the
abandoned Fort McKlnney reservation to
the state of Wyoming.
Aiisocintc JuKtlee of Ncvr Mexico.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. The president
today tent to the senate the nomination
ofGIdeon D. Bantz to be associate jus-
tice.iof the supreme court of New Mexico.
WASHINGTON. Feb 12. -The president
has sbjned the act establishing a national
ra 1'tery rari t Gett; sburg, Pa.
THE MHOJTS WARDS
ANNCAI, REPORT OF THE BOARD OF1
It Snys That the Sensational Charges
AsraJnut the Service Have No
Foundation in Fact.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. The board of
Indian commissioners today submitted Its
25th annual report to the secretary of the
Interior. The report states that the award
ing of contracts for Indian supplies has
been fair and impartial, and the goods
delivered fully up to the samples. There
have been but few complaints from the
agencies and schools In this regard. The
sweeping charges of fraud In the Indian
service, which are sometimes published,
are founded. It says, upon traditions that
have come down from former times. The
report reviews the situation in the Indian
territory; refers to the graphic picture
drawn by Senator Dawes of the state of
affairs among the five civilized tribes, and
urges an earnest effort to settle the Im
portant and vexing question which has
kept the attention of congress for many
years. The report recommends that a
government should be devised which will
give to all the people, without distinction
of race, the usual protection of the law,
and make all citizens of the United States.
Under wise legislation. It says, the Indian
territory will soon become prosperous and
be admitted, a strong and wealthy state.
Into the American union.
The report strongly recommends the
education of the Indian children at public
schools a3 a step forward toward the
transference of the whole work of Indian
education to the states and making un
necessary specific Indian schools.
In conclusion, the report says that some
of tho Indian agencies can soon be dis
pensed with, but it will still be years be
fore all can be cleared, and the present
talk of abolishing them is idle conver
sation. The Indians now need the advice
and help of some trusted friend. These,
recommendations are made:
A modification of the laws relating to
the leasing and sale of allotted lands; the
placing of the entire Indian service under
the regulations of the civil service law,
and an increase of appropriations for edu
cation. THREE SENATORIAL DEADLOCKS.
The Oregon Situation Attract the
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. (Oregonlan of
fice, Corcoran Building.) Although there
have been three senatorial deadlocks for
two or three weeks, all of which are of
more or less interest to Washington, yet
it Is true that the greatest Interest cen
ters in the Oregon contest. It is prob
ably because none of the men In the
other contests have acquired national
fame. Senator Higgins, of Delaware, has
been six years in the senate, but has ac
quired no distinction. His loss If he were
supplanted by another republican would
not be felt. Senator Shoup, of Idaho, is
well liked by those who know him, but in
his four years' service he has not won any
great distinction. Representative Sweet
is popular In the house, and his friends
are much Interested in his success. But
In Oregon the contest seems to have
taken on additional interest. It is asked
if Pennoyerism really has such a strong
hold on the state that It can best Senator
Dolph. The fact that Senator Dolph has
served 12 years in the senate with dis
tinction, and made his name a synonym
for procuring for his state what ho wanted,
has added great interest to the fight. The
feeling among the republicans that he
ought to be returned is almost universal.
' A report of the emoluments of the va
rious customs officers shows the 'following
for Oregon and Washington, for the year
ending June SO, 1ES4:
Willamette district Thomas J. Black;
salary, 51000; fees, 5333; services to Ameri
can vessels, $1798; storage, 51473. Yaqulna
Royal A. Bensal; salary, 51000; services
to American vessels, 515 23. Southern Ore
gonFrank A. Stewart; (to April 17. 1SS4,
salary, 5796 70: services to American ves
sels, $26 50; John S. Locke, salary, $203 30;
services to American vessels, 527 40. Ore
gonEdward A. Taylor, to September 30,
1SS3, salary $750; storage, S225; Charles H.
Page, salary, $2250; storage, 5675. Puget
sound James Saunders, salary. $3500;
storage, $2009. Alaska Benjamin P.
Moore: salary, $2500; fees, $326; services to
American vessels, $2S9 25; commissions,
Senator Mitchell has received telegrams
from Portland urging him to support the
bill for sugar bounty claims now pending
In congress. These claims are something
enormous, when it is considered how much
the sugar Interest has already cost the
government. It appears that the sugar
men, having been buncoed by the trust
with the Havemeyer law, now want a
part of the bounty. If the Louisiana men
to whom most of the 5S.000.000 bounty will
go, had forced the senators from that state
to oppose the tariff bill it would have been
defeated. There was a time when the
Louisiana men could have saved them
selves and the country, but they did not.
Nor will they secure the bounty claim.
INCOME TAX RETURNS.
Time Extended and Addition Made
liy the Semite Committee.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. The senate
finance committee today authorized a fa
vorable report on the house concurrent
resolution extending the time for making
returns under the income tax law from
March 1 to April 15, with the following ad
ditions: Be it further resolved. That in comput
ing incomes under said act, the amounts
necessarily paid for fire insurance pre
miums aid for ordinary repairs upon any
real estate shall be deducted from the
rents accrued or received from such real
It is also resoluved. That In computing
incomes under said act. the amounts re
ceived as dividends upon the stock of any
corporation, company or association shall
not be included. In such cases, dividends
are liable to the tax of 2 per cent in the
net profits of said corporation, company
or association, although such tax may
not have been actually paid by such
corporation, etc, at the time of making
returns by the person, corporation or as
sociation receiving such dividends. j
'" It is further resolved that no taxpayer
shall be required in his or her annual re
turn under said act to answer any inter
rogatories unless specifically provided f.or
in said act.
The resolution as amended Tras after
ward reported to the senate.
HI Hour and ray When on the
Civil Service Board.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12,-The postmaster-general
today rendered the fol
lowing decision regarding letter-carrisrs
corving overtime, by reason of employ
ment on the civil service boards of the
various offices throughout the United
Staes. Hereafter, a letter-carrier, who is
a member of the local board of examiners,
shall receive full pay for each day he is
engaged with the other members of the
board in conducting a civil service ex
amination, and the substitute carrier who
serves his route on such day shall be
paid at the rate of the compensation of
the letter-carrier. The orders of this of
fice, fixing and defining the duties of
letter-carriers, shall not affect a letter
carrier on the day he is actually em
ployed as a member of a local board of
examiners conducting a civil service ex
amination. The eight-hour law. however,
must be strictly complied with, and under
no circumstances should a letter-carrier
be permitted to consume more than eight
hours per day as a member of the local
board of examiners.
IAVork nt Mare Inland.
VALT . CaL, Feb. 12. Two hundred
J and twenty-five of the Olympiads crew
will take quarters on board this evening,
and 70 more will arrive shcrtly from the
EasL She Is being coaled and provisioned
and ammunition is being prepared at the
Mare island magazine.
The Albatrcss and Patterson have been
made ready for service, and work on
the Boston is being rapidly completed.
Asrienltnrnl Appropriation Rill.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. Mr. Call, from
the committee on appropriations, today
reported the agricultural appropriation
bllL It shows a net reduction from the
house bill of $26,200, the total amount car
ried being $3,252,500.
The Personnel of the Nn.vy.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 12. The cham
ber of commerce of San Francisco today
adopted a resolution Indorsing the pending
congressional bill for the reorganization
of the personnel of the navy.
The Ranger and Alert.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. The cruiser
Ranger-has sailed from Acapulco to Buena
Ventura and the Alert has arrived at
A LYNCHER CONFESSES.
A Geo rein Kn-Ulnx Tells the Story of
ATLANTA. Ga., Feb. 12. Anse Black,
one of the Murray county Ku-kulx, plead
ed guilty In the federal court yesterday
to attempting to lynch Henry Worley, an
informer on the moonshiners. He said
that he was one of the CO men who rode
up to Worley's home one night last spring
and called him cut. All of the men were
armed. Black's story created a sensation
among the witnesses and other defend
ants. Black said:
"Several men took cotton-balls saturat
ed with kerosene, which burned brightly,
as they approached the house. The leader
of the crowd knocked at the door and
asked for Worley. His mother cam-; to
the door and asked what iyas wanted with
Henry. We told her that we were going
to hang him for reporting: that her son
had been a traitor to her people, and
she ought to be willing to have him put
out of the way. Worley was terribly
scared, and on his knees begged for mercy.
He looked at his mother and asked her
if she, too, was against him. She said
yes, she was going to let the men take
him for all she cared. Worley broke down
then and cried like a baby, and told the
men that If his mother Ijad gone back on
him they could take him and do what
they pleased with hlrn. He never resisted
us, and when we told him to get on a
horse he did it. Worley was tied with his
hands behind him, and rode in the middle
of the crowd of men on horseback. He
never spoke. Worley was swung up to a
tree and left hanging by the mob. He
succeeded, however, in getting away, but
was killed a few days later by members
of the band."
A BOY'S ACT.
Attempted. Snicidc of One of the Al
leged Lynchers of BInir.
MOUNT STERLING, Ky., Feb. 12.
Charley Rattllffe, the 17-year-old boy,
who swore out a warrant for the arrest
of Detective George Drake the day ex
Jailer Best was arrested, charged with
being one of Blair's lynchers, attempted
suicide yesterday afternoon by shooting
himself in the breast with a 38-callber
He was calling at William Spencer's,
four miles from Mount Sterling, on the
Winchester pike. In the presence of a
number of young friends Ratllffe pressed
the muzzle against his left breast and
fired. The bullet entered two Inches
above the heart, and came out under the
left arm, producing a dangerous though
not necessarily fatal wound. He was
brought to his home here.
-The grand jury-Is still working -on-both
the lynching of Blalr-ahd of Murphy and
it is said a number of indictments' have
been found. These will not be returned
until Saturday, when It is expected over
100 true bills will be found against the
lynchers. Yesterday Margaret Hammond,
an inmate of the disorderly house where
the mob is supposed to have planned,
testified before the grand jury. Her testi
mony is said to have incriminated the
son of a prominent county official.
A HOTEL MURDER.
A Tennessee County Official Kill His
CHATTANOOGA, Feb. 12. Robert E.
Craig, trustee of Hamilton county, shot
and killed A. M. Womble In the corridor
of the Russell house today. Womble had
been In Craig's employ as a deputy.
Early in December, be was removed for
causes not stated, though it is said
there was nothing wrong with his af
fairs. Womble called .on Craig at his
room shortly after noon today and
the fight commenced behind closed
doors and was a terrific one. Mr.
Craig fired one fatal shot at Wom
ble in his apartments, who imme
diately ran out in the hall, pursued
by Craig. Half way down the stairs
Womble fell exhausted, from the wound.
Craig descended, and, standing over him,
snapped the pistol several times, one ball
entering the abdomen and passing almost
through the body. Any one of the wounds
received would have, caused death, and
Womble expired in a few minutes, mak
ing an ante-mortem statement that Craig
had Invited him to his room and then
shot him from behind. Intense excite
ment followed the shooting. Craig was
slightly wounded in the fight, and tonight
Is being guarded in his room.
PreMidcnt IJnrrlos "Willlus: to Submit
- to Arbitration.
GUATEMALA, Feb. 12. President Bar
rios has stated to a newspaper correspond
ent that, although he has every hope of a
peaceful settlement between Mexico and
Guatemala, the settlement must be on
the basts as outlined by Guatemala. As
to the question of indemnity, he said that
Guatemala cannot concede Mexico's
claims, but he was willing to submit that
question to the arbitration of any neutral
power Mexico may select.
Attacked by Mexican Bandit.
CITr OF MEXICO, Feb. 12. Word has
been received from Pueblo of an outrage
on a party of Americans by a band of
Mexican bandits. At a camp on the In
teroceanic railway. Captain William
Scott, an ex-captain of the Texas Rang
ers; his brother John, an American named
Franklin, and a woman, were surrounded
by 60 Mexican bandits, who shot the men
down, robbed them of everything of value
and abused the woman shamefully. The
men will hardly recover. The place Is
20 milts from Pueblo and when the news
was received the Americans and English
men started after the bandits. It is re
ported a number of them have been
caught or killed. The governor of the
state of Pueblo called out the rural guards
and ordered them to bring in the bandits
dead or alive.
No Development in Mexico.
CITr OF MEXICO. Feb. 12. There
were no developments of Importance in
connection with the Guatemalan situation
tonight. Telegraphic news from the state
of Guatemala is that Mr. Rock, the chief
of the Guatemalan commission, was sud
denly called from the border to the city
of Guatemala In connection with an ar
rangement with Mexico.
Hnglies May Be Removed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12. A Wash
ington special says: It Is learned from
a reliable source that President Cleve
land has decided to remove Governor
Hughes of Arizona, on account of repre
sentations made to him that Hughes has
been guilty of maladministration. Several
congressmen were at the White House
today to urge candidates to succeed
m HONOR 'OF LINCOLN
HIS BIRTHDAY. CELEBRATED IN
At Albany Governor McKinlcy Spoko
on Lincoln, and General Horace
Porter on Lincoln and Grant.
ALBANY, X. Y., Feb. 12. The dinner of
the Unconditional Republican Club In
honor of the birthday of Lincoln was an
event of large importance, because It
brought together such a number of dis
tinguished men arid orators. Among those
who sat down to dinner at the Hotel Ken
more were Governor Levi P. Morton,
Lieutenant-Governor Charles T. Saxon
and General E. a. McAlpln. The speak
ers of the evening were Governor McKin
ley, who spoke on "Lincoln," and General
Horace Porter, of New York, who spoke
on "Lincoln :nd Grant." Governor Mc
Klnley, In the course of his address, said:
"Magnanimity was one of Lincoln's
most striking traits. Patriotism moved
him at every step. At the beginning of
the war he placed at the head of the three
most important military departments
three of his political opponents Patter
son, Butler and McClellan. He did not
tfropose to make it a partisan war. He
sought by every means in his power to
enlist all who were patriotic. The world
now regards with wonder the Infinite pa
tience, gsntlencss and kindness with
which he bore the terrible burdens of that
four years struggle. Humane, forgiving
and long-suffering himself, he was always
especially tender and considerate of the
poor, and his treatment of them was full
of those little words which are of the
same blood as great and holy deeds."
The reception of Mr. McKinley was a re
markable one, 300 guests rising to their
feet and waving handkerchiefs as they
cheered thems-jlves hoarse.
He Think Lincoln Wan Inspired for
Hi Life Work.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. The eighth celebra
tion of the birth of Abraham Lincoln by
the National Union tcok place this even
ing at the Auditorium. The celebration
took the form of a concert and address.
The musical programme consisted of se
lections by the Chicago Marine band and
several of Chicago's best quartets. At the
conclusion of the musical entertainment
the spiaker of the evening, Henry Wat
terson, made- an address. In the course of
his remarks he sild:
"Throughout the wild contention that
preceded the war, amid the lurid passions
that attended the war itself, not one
bitter or narrow word escaped the lips of
Abraham Lincoln, whilst there was hardly
a day when he was not projecting his big.
sturdy personality between some South
ern man or woman and danger. After the
formal interview at that famous Hampton
Roads conference, when the Confederate
commissioners, Stephens, Campbell and
Hunter, had traversed the field of discus
sion with Mr. Lincoln, and Mr. Seward,
the secretary of state, Mr. Lincoln, the
friend still of his old whig col
league, though one was now pres
ident of the United States and the
other was vice-president of the Southern
Confederacy, took the slim, pale-faced,
consumptive little man aside, and, placing
his arm over his shoulder, pointed to a
sheet of paper he had in his hand and
" 'Stephens, write Union at the top of
that page, and yon may write whatever
else you please.'
"In the preceding conversation Mr. Lin
coln had Intimated, that payment for the
slaves was a possible agreement for re
union and peaoe. He based that statement
upon a proposal he already had in hand,
to approprJateJHoO.OOO.OOOJ.o this purpose.
I am not .gojagiaa. tell any tales out of
school. I am not here for controversy."
After paying- a tribute to Lincoln's
power in debate, he continued:
"I gather that he was not a civil-service
reformer of the school of Grover Cleve
land, because I Jlnd among his papers a
note to Stanton, In which, with not he
faintent anticipation of such apostles of
culture as the Hon. Carl Schurs and Mr.
Theodoie Roosevelt, he bluntly says:
" 'I personally wish Jacob Freeze, of New
Jersey, to be appointed colonel of a col
ored regiment, regardless of whether he
can or not tell the exact color of Julius
Caesar's hair.' "
The speaker concluded with an eloquent
tribute to the dead hero's virtues, accom
panied by an argument that he was in
spired by heaven to his life work.
, By the Marquette Clnh.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. Five hundred gen
tlemen attended the Lincoln memorial
banquet given this evening at the Grand
Pacific hotel by the Marquette Club. Be
fore the banquet commenced, an informal
reception was held m the parlors of the
hotel. After the banquet, the following
toasts were responded to:
"The Marquette Club," Frank Hamlin,
of Chicago; "Abraham Lincoln," General
George B. Peck, of Chicago; "The Na
tion," Hon. Robert G. Cousins, of Iowa;
"The Republican A'ictory; What It
Means," Hon. John Dalzell, of Pennsyl
vania; "The Municipality," Hon. George
B. Swift, of Chicago; "The Honest Dol
lar," Hon. Frank J. Cannon, of Utah;
"The Emancipation Proclamation," Chas.
Anderson, of New York.
The speakers were introduced by Presi
dent Gordon, of the club. In the course
of Mr. Cousins' remarks, the name of
William B. Allison was suggested for the
next president of the United States.
A DECIDED SENSATION.
An Attack oni Cleveland nnd Carlisle
.PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12. At the Lin
coln banquet of the Young Men's Repub
lican Club of this city, held In St. George's
hall tonight, a decided sensation was
caused by a speech of Representative
James H. Walker, of Massachusetts, who
achieved a degree of fame by his par
liamentary encounter in the house with
Bourke Cockran. Mr. Walker, who is a
member of the ways and means commit
tee, vigorously denounced President
Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle for their
actions in the present financial crisis. He
said, in part:
"The treasury, of course, Is a mirror
wherein to see the patriotism of the coun
try, but those in power were ashamed to
tell the ways and means committee that
they had made a contract for $60,000,000
at 6 per cent a higher rate of interest
than the bonds sell for in New York.
Sharaeonthem! Traitors! They oughttobe
impeached. I mean what I say. They
made a contract which they were
ashamed to reveal to the ways and means
committee, and then pledged the qomralt
tee to secrecy about the contract. The
secretary of tho treasury refused to an
swer a question about the contract; if
there had been the slightest genius of
government, of truthfulness or good faith,
the bonds could have been sold from 2&
to down to 2 per cent. Oh, shame on these
The Union League Club also celebrated
Lincoln's birthday with an elaborate din
ner, but there were no distinguished out
OTHER LINCOLN CELEBRATIONS.
BALTIMORE. Feb. 12. The memory of
Lincoln was honored tonight by a grand
dinner In the Hotel Rennert. given under
the auspices of the Young Men's Repub
lican Club. There were more than 150
guests present, including nearly all the
representative republicans of the state and
many from other states. A copy of the
generally accepted standard picture of
Lincoln resting on an easel built of fence
rails, met the view of the company, as
they filed into the banquet halL
At New York.
NEW YORK. Feb. 12. The Republican
club held its ninth annual dinner tonight
i at Delraonico's, and at the same time cel-
ebrated the S6th anniversary of the birth
of Lincoln. President Elihu Root eulo
gized Lincoln, saying that the people of
this country are the possessors of the In
destructible benefits of his achievements.
Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, delivered
a stirring address. Hon. Nelson Dlngley,
jr., of Maine, responded to the toast, "The
Republican Party;" Senator Burrows, to
"Protection:" J. Sloat Fasaett, to the
"State of New York," and the Rev. Edwin
Hollis, D. D., to "Pulpit Orators and the
AN UNPAID DEBT.
It Finally Brought the
SCRANTON, Pa.7Feb. 12. Dr. Allen
Norton Leets. editor of the Sunday News,
has been notified that he has been be
queathed $50,000 by the will of. the late
Henry B. Cary. of Los Angeles, Cal.
Back of the bequest is a story of .an un
paid debt that brought the lender ulti
mately a competence for life. In 1862,
Dr. Leets loaned Cary 5500. At that Ime.
both men lived in Newark. N. J. Cary
emlgratcd to California and made a for
tune, but he never, during his lifetime,
repaid the money. When he died, not
long ago. his will was found to contain a
clause acknowledging his debt to Leets
and stating that the $500 was the founda
tion of his fortune, and in consideration
of this he bequeathed him 550.000.
To Recover From Sureties.
NEW YORK. Feb. 12. The state of
South Dakota is plaintiff in an action just
begun in the supreme court of this state
to recover a judgment for $250,000 against
the sureties on the official bond of W. W.
Taylor, the defaulting treasurer of South
Dakota. Kidder & Melcher, of this city,
have been retained by the South Dakota
authorities to prosecute the action, and
papers have been served upon John T. Mc
Chesney, of this city, who was on Tay
lor's bond to the extent or $50,00t. Similar
actions have been brought against other
sureties in different states.
Trouble Aenin Among Insurance Men
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 12. All of the
local insurance managers have gone to
Monterey to confer regarding the pro
posed amendments to the constitution of
the board of lire underwriters, organized
a month ago to replace the former insur
ance compact. The new compact is al
ready in trouble over a rule prohibiting
the employment by a company of a so
licitor or agent who had been dismissed
for cause by another company. Disrup
tion of the new organization is threatened.
Unable to Meet Obligation.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 12,-The Linden Steel
Company has gone Into the hands of a re
ceiver on the application of a large num
ber of stockholders, who claim that owing
to the financial stringency the company is
unable to meet its obligations. Henry
Warner was appointed receiver. The lia
bilities are $4S5,000, with estimated assets
SAN FRANCISCO HORSES.
Favorites AVon Only the First Two
SAX FRANCISCo7Feb. 12. Favorites
won the 'first two races, but they failed
to show" after that. In the hurdle race
Empire broke down. The results were:
Five furlongs, selling, Ross In 1:10;
six furlongs, selling. Rear Guard in 1:25;
six furlongs, selling. Hoodlum In l:2Si;
l-mile hurdle. Red Pat in 3:37; six fur
longs, Miss Ruth in 1:24.
On Eastern Trncfci.
At St. Louis Five and a half furlongs,
Silent in 1:11; six furlongs, So-So in 1:23;
4 furlongs, Fauntleroy in 0:59; 5 fur
longs, Swlfty in 1:14; seven furlongs, Jor
dan in 1:33.
At NewDrleans One mile. Robert.Latta
in 2:00; five furlongs, Le Banjo-In 1:16&V;
six furIong3, Rancocas in 1:27; handicap,
five furlongs, Black Ball in 1:20; six fur
longs, Cave Spring in 1:30.
Clearing Ont Prizefighters.
TOLEDO, O., Feb. 12. Last night, at
Lum Mohr's roadhouse, Fred Brown, of
Detroit, fought Frank Ray, of Troy, N.
Y for 5-"00. Brown was much the better
man and scored a clean knock-out in the
second round. Brown and Ray and Al
"Woods, the wrestler, who was behind
Ray, were arrested. Brown gave ball,
but Ray and "Woods are still In Jail. The
police have started in to clean out prize
fighters. The Grand CIreuit.
BUFFALO, N. Y Feb. 12, At a meet
ing of the stewards of the grand circuit
at the Iroquois hotel today, the following
dates were decided upon for race meets
this season: Saginaw, July 15-20; Detroit.
July 22-27; Cleveland. July 29-August 2;
Buffalo, August 6-16: Rochester, August
10-23; New York, August 27-September 3.
The Racquet Championship.
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. In the second
series of games for the racquet champion
ship at the racquet and tennis club this
afternoon, the contests were between J.
S. Tooker, the Boston expert, and J. S.
Hoyt, of this city. Mr. Tooker won rather
easily in three straight games.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
The Board of Directors Are In Ses
sion in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. The board of di
rectors of the Associated Press are in
Chicago transacting regular business.
Those present are: Victor F. Lawson,
Chicago Record and News; S. S. Carvalh,
New York "World; Clayton McMIchacl,
Philadelphia North American; Fiederlck
Drlscoll, St. Paul Pioneer Press; F. B.
Noyes, Washington Star; Charles W.
Knapp, St. Louis Republic; E. H. Purdue.
Cleveland Leader; J. Barr, Pittsburg Post;
James E. Scripps. Detroit Tribune. To
morrow the annual meeting of members
of the Associated Press will be held in
Recitat hall. Auditorium. In the even
ing a banquet will be given at the Grand
Pacific hotel. Though many have been
delayed by storms throughout the coun
try, a large attendance of members Is ex
pected, and It Is believed there will be
present the greatest gathering of news
paper men that ever came together in the
The Governor's Guards.
COLUMBIA. S. C Feb. 12. The gov
ernor's guards of this city, the company
whose flag was the first raised in the City
of Mexico in the Mexican war, last night
withdrew from the state volunteer troops,
and furled its battle-scarred flag, refusing
to enlist under the new administration
militia rule, which requires each member
to take an oath to obey for two years any
order the governor may give. This Is the
company which, during the Darlington
war, upon hesitating about going to Dar
lington, was summoned to the executive
mansion by Governor Tillman and repri
manded, whereupon the men threw their
scabbards and accoutrements at his feet.
Additional Ont ra fees in Armenia.
VIENNA. Feb. 12. According to advices
received from Armenian sources at Con
stantinople many outrages by Turks, In
addition to those reported some time ago
in Sassoun, have been committed in the
province of Harsen. Between 40 and 30
villages are said to have been burned, and
all the flocks belonging to the people have
been stolen or dispersed. The people have
made no effort to rebuild the villages,
but have gone to other portions of the
Spanish. Orange Destroyed.
LONDON. Feb. 12. "W. N. "White & Co.,
London fruit brokers, and extensive hand
lers of Sicilian and Spanish oranges, have
received a dispatch from Algeria, Spain,
saytngthat half a million boxes of oranges,
awaiting shipment there, have been de
stroyed by the Intensely cold weather.
White & Co., however, had no news or any
damage being done the orange crop of the
island of Sicily.
Corner Third and
GREAT SPECIAL SALE
Hnnaal Bargain Offering
Continues in Every Department
Jtfeu funi?y laleptipes
FULL STOCK OP
CrEPE RXit) TISSUE PAPERS
BHSY caSSmGES SlrD CAGES
New Goods at Sale Prices in Every Department
GOLDEN RULE BHZHHR
A GLORIOUS WELCOME
SCENES AT THE DOCK UPOX LA
The Delay of the Vcmcl "Was Due to
the Breaking." of One of the
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. The French line
steamer La Gascogne, with the assist
ance of tugs, reached quarantine at 9:37
this morning. She left quarantine at 10:20
for her dock, which was the teene of
great rejoicing from the earliest hour this
morning. Friends of passengers on
La Gascogne were at the dock from peep
of day, and remained there until La
Gascogne arrived. The joy of the wait
ing crowd ov3r the news of their friends
safety was great. So great was the rush
to go on the pier that persons admitted
had to show evidence that they had
friends on the steamship. At 0 o'clock
there were about 1300 persons gathered
about the entrance unable to get on the
The passage of La Gascogne from quar
antine to the pier of the Compagnie
Generale Trans-Atlantique was somewhat
in the nature of a triumphal progress.
Every steam craft in the channel and
along the river saluted the belated steamer
with whistles, and many flags were dipped
to her as she passed. She showed no sign
of ill usage.
On the way up the official report of the
captain was obtained. In substance It
'The delay was caused by the breaking
of the piston, the disarranging of ma
chinery and tempestuous weather through
out the trip. Only one steamer was
passed and that was yesterday."
A number of passengers spoke freely of
the trip. All agreed in saying it was an
eventful one, but that there never was any
As one passenger put it, "We had more
anxiety for our friends on shore than for
ourselves, for we knew that many would
think the vessel lost. We passed the time
in playing games.?
. All the passengers agree in praising the
ondupt.aof,the Aiptaln. When the vessel
arrived at rhe pier the" dock aria". its 'vicin
ity was actually black with people. As
the steamer neared the pier cneer after
cheer went up from a thousand throats.
Relatives and friends of those on board
went frantic with excitement. Pretty
girl-s climbed upon boxes and freightage
on the pier to get the first glimpse of dear
As the vessel was being warped into her
berth, a man with the American flag
mounted one of the highest boxes and
waving it led the cheering. The captain of
the vessel was cheered time and again as
he walked down the gangplank, followed
by the passengers.
Captain PoJfot, of La Normandic,
threw his arnfs around the neck of the
captain of La Gascogne and hugged
and kissed him.
Eugene Martin, the chief engineer, haB
been with the Compagnie Generale Trans
Atlantique for ZZ years. He took charge
of the engines of La Gascogne five years
ago. When seen aboard the steamer this
morning, he said:
"LaGascogne left Havre January 26, and
proceeded without incident until 10:15 the
morning of the 29th. The piston rod of
the third intermediate cylinder then broke
transversely, necessitating the immediate
stoppage of the engines. The cylinder
head was not blown out by the break, as
is frequently the case in such accidents.
The ship lay-to for 17 hours while the dam
age was being repaired. La Gascogne's
engines are of the quadruple expansion
type, this being her second voyage since
the old triple expansion set were taken
out and replaced. The third cylinder had
to be entirely disconnected from the crank
shaft. Besides this, the steam-pipe con
nections leading to the cylinder had to be
cut off. The whole force of SO men were
on duty while this was being done. The
ship had been steaming IS knots an hour,
with 62 revolutions of the screw, but the
speed after the break was reduced to 11
knots and 40 revolutions. From January
29 to February 4 this speed was main
tained, but on the latter date the bearings
of the crank shaft were found to be heat
ed and worn so that a new set had to be
put in. Duplicate bearings were on board,
and in ordinary weather it would have
taken about 20 hours to remove the old
ones and adjust the new ones; but the
weather was so had that It was almost
impossible to make the careful adjust
ments necessary, and 40 hours were con
sumed in accomplishing the task. After
the engines were again started a speed of
rather less than 8 knots was maintained,
in order, to avoid heating the bearings. It
will take about 55000 to repair the damage,
and five days will probably be time enough
In which to do it.
The Ship and Her O'Bcer.
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. The officers of
the steamer La Gascogne are: Baudelon,
commander; Bianqule, second captain;
Gontier, first officer; Pltou, second office.-;
Landegren, third officer; Martin, chief
engineer; Le Bars, second engineer; Gouv
erne, third engineer; Hammau, fourth en
gineer; Kaphet, purser: Darandeau, as
sistant purser; Gervais, doctor.
La Gascogne is a two-masted, steel
Fcrew steamer, built in 1886 at Lazyne,
France, by Forges and Chantiers. She
registered 4331 tons net and 7290 tons gross
Her dimensions are 480 feet in length;
52.3 beam and 34.1 depth of hold. She was
last surveyed in New York, in February,
Pnblie Rejoicing: in Paris.
PARIS. Feb. 12. The news of the safety
of La Gascogne last evening spread rapid
ly throughout the city. In the theaters,
cafes and on the boulevard It was the
sole topic of conversation the public rejoic
ing at the safety of the ship. The direc
tors of the Compagnie Generale Trans
Atlantique have voted a gold medal to
Captain Baudelon, of the La Gascogne,
and have adopted resolutions expressing
their felicitations on the skill, courage
and coolness shown by him en the peril
ous voyage just ended.
ALL HEARD FROJL
The Steamer Alnitka Tovred In by
NEW YORK, Feb. 12. -The steamer
Alaska, from Wilminerton. N. f Feb-
J ruary 7, with rhosphate and cotton, at-
rived at the bar at i:S0 P. M. She is
bound for Berwick, England. From the
time of leaving port she had strong north
west gales. Increasing gradually to hur
ricane force, and accompanied by snow
and tremendous seas, which broke cor
tlnually over the ship. When 70 miles
east-by-south of Cape Henry the steamer
Excelsior, from New Orleans, took her In
tow and brought her safely into port.
The Southivnrk: in the lee.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 1.-The big
American steamer Southward, which left
Liverpool January 30. and was the only
vessel that spoke La Gas-cogne during the
12 days out. is stuck in the ice in the
Delaware a few miles below Chester. She
has 300 steerage and 23 cabin passengers
A Pllot-Uont Heard From.
CAPE MAY. N. J., Feb. 12. The pilot
boat F. Knight, about which some anxi
ety has been felt since she put to sea
Thursday, reached Cape May at noon to
day, having experienced terrible weather.
NEEDS TO BE LET ALONE
The Indinn Mostly Suffers From Too
Much Government Coddling.
Captain P. H. Ray. agent at Fort
Washakie. Wyo., where 1S00 Shoshon-
and Arapahoe Indians are located. Is at
the Ebbltt," says the Washington Star.
He and all the principal Indian agents
of the country are here or coming at tho
direction of the secretary of the interior
to hold an important conference in regard
to Indian matters. "The Indian," says
Captain Ray, "needs to be let alosv.
He Is suffering from too much reforming,
too much Interference and too much
coddling by the government. Some In
dian reformers make the mistake of
thinking that the Indian needs a clas
sical education. It will be utterly useless
"At Fort Washkie the Arapahoes and
Shoshones would now be self-supporting
if the government simply stepped aside.
We have young Indians who have been
taught to make shoes, saddles and har
ness, but there is no chance for them
to work at their trades because the gov
ernment or the' traders supply those ar
ticles, Itr shoultl.j3ehornelij mind that
the Indians wara self-supptfttlrig derore
they ever saw the whites, and would be
now without white interference or white
"We have built seven miles of canal, 16
feet wide, with Indian labor, and put n
stone headings throughout. With this
canal we are going this year to irrigate
land and raise all the wheat which Is
needed on ihc reservation. If I am there
J am going to build a flour mill, and
then flour will only cost the government
51 50 a 100. instead of 53 25 as now. We
have 300,000 acres, which, when irrigated,
will be as fine agricultural land as there
is in the state.
"The Shoshones are mountain Indians.
Lewis and Clarke met them in 1801 at
the head of Jefferson fork. The Co
mariches are a Shoshone tribe, which went
south some 200 years ago, but they still
speak the same language. The Shoshon-i
are fine Indians, and have never been at
war with the whites. They and the
Arajahoes, though once at war vvith each
other, get along together without fric
.WIccp Eleven Yenr.i.
There is a nirl named Marguerite
Bouyenval at Thenelles, in the north of
France, near Saint Quentin, who is report
ed to have been asleep for the past It
years. A good deal of doubt has been
thrown on this phenomenal slumbering
ca3e. not only in Paris, but also in
Thenelles and its vicinity, where there are
two camps, one of the believers and the
otherthose who maintain that the so-called
sleeping beauty rises at night and has
a good supper. The matter has been in
vestigated, by a Parisian, who has sent
tha girl, and foimd her as lean as a skele
ton and as stiff as a corpse, but still
living, says the London Telegraph. Her
mother injects milk, peptone, and some
times wine, through a broken tooth in the
girl's mouth. Marguerite Bouyenval mad"
away with a oaby 11 years ago. and tho
gendarmes were sent to her house. The
girl was so frightened at their approach
that she had an attack of hysteria, which
lasted several hours, and at the end of
which she feel into a trance. The doubts
thrown on the continuation of the trance
have evidently been caused by the fact
that the mother of the sleeping girl has
made a good deal of money by exhibiting
her. A local doctor, who has observed
the case during the 11 years. Informed
the investigator from Paris that Mar
guerite Bouyneval had really been sleep
ing during the whole time. Occaslonally
she has hysterical crises, but did not
awake after them. Other doctors have also
agreed as to the genuineness of the phe
nomenon, and the sleeping girl of Thenel
les remains a human mystery.
(.old for the United States.
LONDON, Feb. 12. The Majestic, which
sails from Liverpool tomorrow, will take
51,290.000 in gold for the United States.
Saturday 53,710,000 in gold will be shipped
That Tired Feeling
So common at this season, is a serious
condition, liable to lead to disastrous
results. It is a sure sign of declining
health tone, and that the blood is im
poverished and impure The best and
most successful remedy is found In
Which makes rich, healthy blood, and
thus gives strength to the nerves, elas
ticity to the muscles, vigor to the brain
in and health to tee whole body. In
truth, Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Makes the Weak Strong
Be sure to get Hood's and only Hood's.
SI; six fo- 5. Prepared only by
C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mass.
i Hood's Pllis cure nausea and biiicusness.