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Authority Asked for Issuance of
Three Per Cent Bonds.
SUCH A RESOLUTION IN THE HOUSE
Prepared by "Wilson's Committce,"Vho
Also Submitted, a. Copy of. the
Recent Bond Contract.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13. The house
committee on ways and means voted to
day, 8 to 3, to report to the house the fol
lowing resolution, agreed upon by the sub
committee: "Resolved, By the senate and house of
representatives of the United States, in
congress assembled, That the secretary of
the treasury be and Is hereby authorized
to issue and dispose of, at not less than
par, gold coin bonds of the United States
with the qualities, privileges and exemp
tions of the bonds issued under the act
Approved Jjly 14, 1870. entitled 'An act
f authorizing the refunding of the national
debt loan,' to an. amount not exceeding
563,116,275, bearing interest at a rate not
exceeding 3 per cent per annum, principal
and interest payable in gold coin of the
present standard of weight and fineness,
said bonds to be made payable not more
than SO years after date; provided, how
ever, no part of the proceeds of the sale
of such bonds, or notes redeemed with the
proceeds, be available for the payment of
the current expenses of the government."
The vote was as follows:
For the bill Wilson, Tarsney, Turner,
Montgomery, Stevens, Cockran, demo
crats; Reed and Payne, republicans S.
Against McMllIln, Whiting. Bryan and
Wheeler, democrats; Hopkins, republican
Bynum did not vote, and Dalzell and
Gear were absent.
The minority report will be written by
The provision against redemption of na
tional bank notes by the treasury, which
Secretary Carlisle requested yesterday, and
which the subcommittee recommended,
was passed over by general consent, as it
was thought best not to cumber the reso
lution with too many propositions.
A resolution prepared by Wheeler de
claring that the enacting of the president's
recommendation would be the abandon
ment of bimetallsm, and therefore inex
pedient, and Bryan's resolution for the
payment of all government obligations in
the coin most convenient, were voted
down, as was Cockran's proposition for
more comprehensive authority to be given
the secretary, but the votes were not re
corded. Cockran said he would vote to report the
resolution, but would reserve the right to
offer an amendment. Reed said the,
plan was not othlsjmaklngtswiori
stances-he-would vote for it as a scheme
which might furnish some relief for the
Subsequently Chairman Wilson sub
mitted to the house the resolution with
i a majority report and a copy of the bond
contract. The report said:
"The message of the president commu
nicated to the house the condition of the
reserve of gold in the treasury available
for the redemption of the government's
legal tender notes and the maintenance
of the parity of its coin circulation, and
the reason which compel at the present
time an issue of bonds to replenish and
maintain that reserve; also the general
terms of a contract made under authorlty
of section 3700, of the revised statutes, for
the purchase and delivery to the treas
ury of a sum slightly in excess of $G3,O0O,
000 of gold coin to be added to the stock
in the treasury, which amounts to only
$42,217,081 at the present time.
"Thecommitteehave had the benefit of a
conference with the secretary of the treas
ury, w-ho exhibited to them the original
contract entered into by himself February
8, and explained its details to them. A
full and complete copy of said contract is
hereto added. From reading this paper it
will be seen that the arrangement of the
secretary with the parties to this contract
effects the purchase of 3,500,000 ounces of
standard gold coin of the United States,
amounting to $65,116,275, at least one-half
of which shall be obtained in and shipped
from Europe. For this gold coin he has
contracted to issue to the parties furnish
ing it, under authority of the act for the
resumption of specie payments, approved
January 14, 1S75, 4 per cent 30-year coin
bonds of the United States, at a price
which realizes to them interest at the rate
of 3 per cent, but the secretary of the
treasury has reserved the right, if author
ity be given him by congress, to substitute
at par any bonds of the United States
bearing 3 per cent interest, of which the
principal and interest shall be specifically
payable in United States gold coin cf the
present weight and fineness, the substitu
tion, however, to be made within 10 days
from the date of the contract. It is the
object of the Joint resolution herewith re
ported to give to the secretary of the
treasury authority to substitute such
bonds to the amount of the contract. The
saving to be effected to the government,
as set forth in the president's message,
will be $539,159 per year for every year the
3 per cent bonds run, and of the amount
of 516.117,477, should they run 30 years. As
it is not believed by the committee that
the issue of bonds specifically paid in gold
will impose any additional burden or lia
bility upon the government than If they
are payable ia coin of either metal, the
saving of this large amount becomes a
matter of substantial moment and advan
tage to the government, and qs the par
ties to take the bonds are under contract
j to turnisn goia com ior tnem, it seems no
hardship on the government to contract to
pay them back in the same coin that they
furnish to It."
The following is a copy of the contract
made by the secretary of the treasury
with the foreign syndicate:
"This agreement, entered into this Sth
day of February, 1S33, between the secre
tary of the treasury of the United States
on the first part, and Messrs. August Bel
mont "& Co., of New York, on behalf of
Messrs. X. M. Rothschild & Sons, of Lon
don. England, and themselves; and Messrs.
J. P. Morgan & Co., of New York, op be
half of Messrs. J. P. Morgan & Co., of
London, and themselves, parties of the
second part, witnesseth: "Whereas. It Is
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
B 1 M W
& x jz&m a
provided by the rejiFed statutes of the
United States (scctiofflCTOO) that the secre
tary of the treasurggmay purchase coin
with any of the bonds -or notes of the
United States, authorized bj- law, at such
rates and upon sucfitfterms as he may
deem most advantageous to the public in
terests; and the secretary of the treasury
now deems that anjeinergency exists in
which the public InterLsts require that, as
hereinafter provldedjpcoin shall be pur
chased with bonds Ofj the United States
of the description hereinafter mentioned,
authorized to be Issued under the act en
titled 'An act to provide for the re
sumption of specie Jpayments, approved
January 14, 1875, belnjibonds of the United
States, described infant of congress, ap
proved July 14, 187djhtltled 'An act to
authorize the refunding of the national
debt;' now, thereforedo the said parties
of the second part hereby agree to sell
and deliver to the United States, 3,500,000
ounces of standard gold coin of the United
States, at the rate oBJn.SOHl per ounce,
payable In United STates 4 per cent 30
year coupon orreglsterccLbonds, said bonds
to be dated Februarjfc', 1S35, and payable
at the pleasure of thejlf nlted States, after
30 years from date. Issued under the acts
of congress of July 14J 1S70; January 20,
1S71, and January ll.jjljiio, hearing Inter
est at the rate of 4 per cent per annum,
payable quarterly, ffi
"First Such purchase and sale of gold
coin is made on the following conditions:
"(1) At least one-half of all gold coin
delivered hereunder sliall be obtained in
and shipped from Europe, but the ship
ments shall not be required to exceed
300,000 ounces per month, unless the par
ties of the second lart shall consent
thereto. (2) All deliveries shall be made
at any of the sub-treasuries or any other
legal depositary of theJUnlted States. (3)
All gold coins delivered shall be re
ceived on the basis of 25.8 grains of stand
ard gold per dollar,.lf iwithln the limit of
tolerance. .(4) Bonds delivered under this
contract are to be delivered free of ac
crued Interest, which js to be assumed
and paid by the partiesof the second part
at the time of their delivery to them.
"Second Should thel secretary of the
treasury desire to offeror sell any bonds
of the United States onor before October
1, 1S93, he shall first offer the same to the
parties of the second part, but thereafter,
he shall be free from every such obliga
tion to the parties of the second part.
"Third The secretary, of the treasury
hereby reserves the right, within 10 days
from the date hereof, in case he shall re
ceive authority from congress therefor,
to substitute any bonds of the United
States bearing 3 per cent Interest, of
which the principal and interest shall be
specifically payable in United States gold
coin of the present weight and fineness,
for the bonds herein alluded to; such 3
per cent bonds to be accepted by the par
ties of the second part at par; i. e., at
51S.60046Tper ounce of standard gold.
"Fourth No bonds shall be delivered to
the parties of the second part or either of
them excepll in payment for coin frons
time to time received hereunder, where
upon the secretary of the treasury of tho
United States" shall and will deliver the
bonds as herein, provided,-at such places
as shaU be designated the parties ot
th second. nart-Anv exDensas.of delivery
ana piuu uy uie iwiui uj. wc b,uuu
"Fifth In consideration of the purchase
of such cola, the parties of the second
part, and their associates hereunder, as
sume and will bear all the expense and in
evitable loss of bringing gold from Europe
hereunder; and, as far as lies In their
power, will exert all financial influence
and will make all legitimate efforts to
protect the treasury of the United States
against the withdrawals of gold, pend
ing the complete performance of this con
tract." While the house committee on rules has
had no meeting regarding the gold-bond
resolution, it is understood that it will
make it -a. special order for tomorrow, and
limit the debate so that a vote in all prob
ability may be taken before adjournment.
The bond resolution will meet with a 'de
termined resistance in the house. Some
of the Eastern republicans say It will re
ceive a larger republican vote than was
cast Thursday last for the Springer ad
ministration bill. The republicans who
opposed that measure differ from their
Eastern, brothers, and insist that the bond
bill will be no stronger on their side of
the chamber than the administration
The Minority's Report.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. The minority
report, submitted by the house ways and
means committee upon the 3 per cent
bond resolution, reads:
"Owing to the limited time allowed for
securing the report, the undersigned mem
bers of the committee are precluded from
presenting their views with that elabora
tion which the importance of the subject
would otherwise justify; but they beg to
state briefly the most important reasons
which led them to disapprove of the meas
ure recommended by the majority of the
"First The issue of bonds of any kind
Is only needed to replenish the gold re
serve, and the gold reserve only needs
replenishing because the secretary of the
treasury redeems United States and treas
ury notes in the coin selected by the
noteholder. The noteholder has no legal
right to choose the coin in which the
obligation shall be redeemed, but has been
permitted to exercise that right by a
policy Inaugurated by the treasury de
partment at or soon after the date of
the resumption of specie payments. The
opinion of the secretary of the treasury
recently given is clear upon this point.
' "No one contends that the executive de
partment of the government can bind the
government or pledge Its faith and credit
by the adoption of such a policy. To so
hold would be to assert that the executive
can make and repeal laws without the
concurrence of the senate and house of
representatives. Believing that the sec
retary of the treasury has now by law
the right to redeem the legal-tender notes
by the payment of either gold or silver
coin, whichever Is most convenient for
the government,- and believing the exer
cise of this discretion by the secretary Is
absolutely necessary to protect the gov
ernment from organized or unorganized
raids upon the coin reserve, we are not
willing to indorse, directly or by implica
tion, the administrative policy, which pre
cipitated the present conditions. Neither
are we willing by authorizing the bonds
for the purchase of gold, to pledge the
government to a policy which discrimi
nates against silver as a standard money
and recognizes gold as the only money of
ultimate redemption. So long as the note-
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THE NEEDS OF TODAY
McKinley s Address to the Roches
ter Chamber of Commerce.
GOOD POLITICS -IS GOOD BUSINESS
Uunlnes.1 Men Cannot Stnnl Aloof
From Public Affairs "Without
Prejudice to Their Own.
ROCHESTER, N. Y.t Feb. 13. The an
nual dinner of the Rochester Chamber of
Commerce was held in the new Powers
hall thia-evening. Among those present
were Governor McKinley, of Ohio, who
was the guest of honor, and a large dele
gation of members of the senate and as
sembly of the state. Governor McKinley
was accompanied by the same Ohio gen
tlemen who were with him in Albany last
evening. All the more distinguished guests
arrived by the Empire State express in
the afternoon, and were escorted to their
hotel, where they had only a, few minutes'
rest before the hour of dinner, which was
the primitive one of 6:30 P. M. Governor
McKinley spoke as follows:
"These are the times when the wisest
words are wanted, and all careless ones
should be left unspoken. I wish more than
ever In my life for that power to speak
the words which, at a crisis like the pres-
ent, are so much needed. The people
throughout the country are at this mo
ment giving more sober consideration to
the duties of citizenship than probably at
any previous period. They are studying
conditions in national, state and city gov
ernments. They are reflecting upon their
responsibility and power in relation to
these conditions, having uppermost in
tmind the possibility to improve them.
"What can we do to better them? This
is the inquiry engaging every thoughtful
mind, and which comes almost unbidden
from every tongue. Zeal after election
is quite as essential as before. The elec
tion only determines public policy. It has
then to be carried out. The government
of the people is the people's business,
and If they neglect It the government and
the people both suffer. The great danger
of the country is indifference. What we
need is a revival of the true spirit of popu
lar government, the true American spirit,
where all, not the few, participate actively
in the government. The business life of
the country is so closely connected with
its political life that the one is much influ
enced by the other. Good politics is good
business. Mere partisanship no longer
eontrols the citizen and the country.
Men would rather break with their party
than break up their business. The busl
nes man cannot stand aloof from public
affairs without prejudice to his own busi
ness and without neglecting the grave du
ties which he owes the state. The busl-
.ness man of the country has devolving
'"easy taslr to'-ktep tEermTgrh'fy'" wheelsof
industry in operation. Idle wheels mean
idle men and Idle capital. Both draw
upon their accumulations, and each is un
profitable when the other is unemployed.
Think of the vast capital invested in
manufacture in this country, and what
skill and watchfulness are required to
keep' It at work. The manufactures of the
United States in 1S90 engaged 52,900,735,SS4
of capital, and the value of the output
was J4,S60,2S6,S37. The making of these
products furnished steady and remuner
ative occupation to 2,251,134 persons, and
the stupendous sum of $1,221,170,434 was
poured into the happy and prosperous
homes of American workingmen nearly
51,000,000 for every working hour of every
working day in the year 1S90.
"Our manufactures have made steady
advance from 1S65 to 1832; nearly 1,000,000
more persons were employed in the year
1830 than in 1SS0, and more were em
ployed in 1892 than had ever been employed
in any previous year in our history, and
the wages paid in 1890 were more than
double the amount paid in 1SS0. How is
the vast capital now invested in manu
factures to be preserved and made profit
able? Only by keeping it busy and con
stantly at work. Capital scorns idleness;
it loves work, if for no other reason than
that it loves gain. Capital in manufac
tures which are shut down is not like
money on deposit, subject to call, or in
the strong-box hoarded away which, while
it earns nothing, keeps the principal sum
intact and unimpaired. Every business
man would rather run his factory than
close it, because he wants his Investment
to earn something. It is with him a
question whether he can run with as little
loss as he can stop. If he can, he will
always run. If he cannot, he Is bound to
"He cannot run at all if there is no de
mand for his product. The manufacturer
must have a market; he wants the best
market, if he can get it, and he has come
to learn where it is and how to get it. He
knows, as he never knew before, how he
lost it, and he knows how to regain it.
We know, and we do not know it any
better than our competitors in foreign
lands, that the American market, our
home market, is the best of all. We not
only want to keep our home market, but
we want a foreign market for our sur
plus products of manufacture and agri
culture. We do not want it, however, at
the loss of our home market. I am sure
we do not want it when it shall involve
the idleness, destitution and degradation
of our own labor. We want not only to
send our products abroad, but we want
them to go abroad in our own vessels,
sailing under our own flag.
"The general situation of the country
demands of the business men, as well as
the masses of the people, the most serious
consideration. We must have less parti
sanship of a certain kind, and a better na
"We need an aggressive partisanship for
the country. There are some things upon
which we are all agreed. We must have
enough money to run the government.
"We must not have our credit tarnished
and our reserve depleted, because of pride
of opinion or to carry out some ruinous
theory unsuited to our conditions, citizen
ship and civilization. The outflow of gold
will not disturb us if the inflow of gold
is large enough. The outgo is not serious,
if the income exceeds it. We can not
longer close our eyes to the situation
whlch-affects every home and hearthstone,
and the government itself. We cannot
afford to quarrel over the past, nor la it
profitable to indulge in inquiries as to
where the responsibility for the condition
rests. It Is enough for us to know It Is
here and upon us. Whatever differences
we may hae had, we must all agree now
that the situation Is one that requires the
highest statesmanship and the broadest
patriotism in citizenship.
"Let us provide somehow and in some
sensible, practical way for the collection
of enough money annually to pay all our
current expenses, Interest on the publle
debts, pensions to soldiers and every other
government obligation. Until that is
done, if we have to borrow money, that
should be done, and the sooner the bet
ter, but this will be onjy a temporary
cure and must he supplemented by leg
islation that will raise, in the taxss and
tariffs, a. steady income full and ample
for every government need. The way to
stop loans is to stop deficiencies. The re
serve is sure to be drained, if you cut
off the supply. I agree with the president
that a 'predicament' confronts us, and I
am sure there is wisdom and patriotism
ample In the country to relieve ourselves
from this 'predicament' or any other and
to place us once more at the head of the
nations of the world in credit, production
SURRENDER OF TING.
Admiral Ito Granted Terms to the
LONDON. Feb. 13. In confirmation of
the dispatch received today from its cor
respondent at Tokio, the Central News
"Admiral Ting, the commander-in-chief
of the Chinese fleet at Wel-Hal-Wei, has
surrendered. Admiral Ito granted him
the desired conditions, and the surrender
is now heing effected. When the Chinese
land, they will be received with the Honors,
YOKOHAMA, Feb. 13. It is officially
announced that Captain Nurous. of the
Japanese squadron, operating at Wel-Hal-Wei,
reports that on the lth a Chinese
gunboat approached the Japanese fleet,
flying a white flag. She brought 'a mes
sage from Admiral Ting offering to sur
render Wel-Hal-Wei and the vessels, pro
viding the lives of the soldiers, crews and
foreigners are spared. Captain Nurous
reported that the formal surrender was
yet to be arranged.
The commander of the second Japanese
army, in his official report of the opera
tions before Wel-Hai-Wel, says the losses
from the 9th of January to the 1st of
February were 83 killed, including .Ave
officers, and 219 wounded, including Gen
eral Oteara and three other officers. Dur
ing the same period 700 of the enemy were
LONDON, Feb. 33. A dispatch to the
Times from Shanghai says it is reported
in TIen-Tsin that the Chinese warships
Chen Yuen, Chin Yuen and Kwang Ting
are still afloat at Wel-Hal-Wei. Their
immunity from destruction is ascribed to
having netting to protect them from tor
pedoes and other quick-Hiring guns. The
same reports also say that the forts on
Liu Kung island are still in possession of
Foreigners on TAu Knn;r Island.
LONDON, Feb. 13. The Times corre
spondent in Kobe sends this: The Chi
nese prisoners at Wei-Hal-Wei say that
there are seven foreigners on the island
of Liu Kung, five of them English, the
sixth an American, who was arrested
some time ago aboard the steamship Syd
ney, the seventh a German. There are
provisions there for five months. Coal is
plentiful, but ammunition is deficient.
The Times has this dispatch from Hong
Kong: The Chinese at Foo Chow are
preparing to resist the expected attacks.
The officers of the British warship Spar
tan confirm the report that three Chi
nese warships, at Wei-Hai-Wei, were
sunk, and that all the torpedo boats were
captured or sunk. Eight of the latter
sallied out to make an attack. The Jap-kanese-ran
.alongside theflagship and.-they
alKsufrendered.'' " J"" a"" "
The Shanghai correspondent of the
Times telegraphs, under today's date, that
orders have been issued at Peking to
mobilize the large force of Tsing Chow
to relieve Wei-Hal-Wei.
MAY MEAN BUSINESS.
Ilunpr Clmn;r to Negotiate1 ior
Penc "With. Japan.
LONDON, Feb. 13. The Standard's
Tien-Tsln correspondent says:
"Li Hung Chang and Prince Kung or
Sir Robert Hart will soon be appointed
high commissioners and envoys plenipo
tentiary to arrange a. treaty of peace with
Japan. This step will be taken in accord
ance wtih the advice of the foreign minis
ter in Peking."
Has Already Been; Snld.
BERLIN, Feb. 13. The Cologne Gazette
learns from Japanese sources that over
tures for peace will not be regarded by
Japan until Peking shall have been cap
tured. The Japanese will demand posses
sion of Corea, the Liau Tong peninsula
and Port Arthur, together with a pecu
niary indemnity. Japan's only fear is that
England and Russia will forestall this
programme by bringing about peace in
their own way.
Houcn and Shno Sailed for Home.
TOKIO, Feb. 13. The Chinese peace en
voys sailed from Nagasaki yesterday for
home. Japan has repeated her declaration
that she is willing to renew negotiations
with envoys having full powers.
For n. "War Conference.
LONDON, Feb. 13. A Peking dispatch
says Commissioners Detring and Colonel
von Hanncken have arrived there to at
tend a conference on the situation.
OTHER FOREIGN NEWS.
Irish Political Prisoners.
LONDON, Feb. 13. In the house, Clan
cy, a member from North Dublin, moved
that sentences imposed upon Irish politi
cal prisoners be reconsidered. Home Sec
retary Asqulth replied that he was con
vinced the prisoners had been justly con
victed. In view of the atrocious charac
ter of their crimes he found himself un
able to extend clemency. Morley, chief
secretary for Ireland, denied the asser
tion that he had promised amnesty to
Serious Trouble at Moscow.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 13. An agita
tion of a serious nature has occurrred
among the students of the Moscow uni
versity, and the husbandry institute will,
in consequence, be closed. A large num
ber of students have been arrested. The
authorities of the university at St. Peters
burg have issued a warning to students
to abstain from taking part in all mani
festations, under the severest penalties.
Killed by "Wolves.
ROME, Feb. 13. Hundreds of hungry
wolves from the Alps have Invaded the
plains in the province, of Piedmont, and
several villsgers have been killed by
them. The authorities have sent troops
to shoot them, and many have thus been
Bread Riots in. Hnngrary.
BUDA PESTH, Feb. 13. Famine is
threatened in the district of Hungary
southeast of Buda Pesth. Socialists have
taken advantage of the situation to incite
riot, and gendarmes have been compelled
to disperse the rioters at the bayonet's
Mnd Because It Is a- Girl.
CAIRO, Feb. 13. The harem favorite
of the khedive became the mother of a
daughter today. The khedive is repre
sented as being greatly disappointed, as
he was hoping for the birth of a son
who would be an heir to the throne.
Concessions From Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 13. .Grash
Danla says the Russian government has
granted a concession to a Russian com
pany for taking seals, sea animals, birds
and fishes In the Pacific ocean and Polar
The Governor of Alsace-Lorraine.
BERLIN, Feb. 13. The reichstag has
adopted a resolution abrogating the ex
ceptional powers of the governor of Alsace-Lorraine.
THE CAUCUS BOLTERS
Possibility of Adjournment With
out Election of a Senator:
PROMINENT REPUBLICANS AROUSED
They Protest Witt Members oftue
Minority for Molding? Out Agninst
the Caucus Xumlnce.
Nineteen times has Oregon's legislature:
balloted for a United States senator, and
still no choice has been made. The ballot
taken yesterday showed practically no
change from that taken the day before.
The vote on the opening ballot and 'those
taken this week and last week were:
D10 10 10
51 T 7 7
51 6 7 5
21 12 fjl 6
SALEM, Feb. 13. The possibility of the
session's adjournment without choice of
a United States senator has brought a
number of prominent republicans -here to
protest with the members of the minor
ity faction against their persistence in
holding out against the choice of the party
caucus. Grave dangers, and the certain
expense which an extra session would en
tall, are considered alarming. Said a
business man, in speaking of an extra
"An extra session of the legislature
would be an awful thing for this stale.
The burden of expense it would saddle
upon taxpayers would be enormous and
hard to bear just at this time; also it
would be particularly dangerous on ac
count of the chances of unwise legisla
tion. Extra sessions never confine their
operations wholly to a senatorial election.
It would go on passing and repealing
laws, and there is no telling what unwise
populistic measures might be foisted upon
us. A constitutional convention, with its
expense and perils, is already threatened,
and what might result from an extra ses
sion is impossible to foresee."
This sentiment is growing here, and will
be urged upon the republican members
of the legislature who are refusing to act
with their party. Meanwhile, the only
thing the opposition managers can do is
to endeavor to make some unholy alli
ance with the populists or democrats. In
this they have so far been unsuccessful.
Shrewd observers say that overtures to
populists are being made solely for the
purpose of deceiving the auti-Dolph re
publicans Into thinking there Is some
show of beating Dolph, and that i3?only
one of the desperate measures' resofted'to
in orderrtn.'skeep their1 ranks- .frbm.gclnR
topTeces.s It may be'confidenUyrejdTcted
that if at any time during'a rdil-call a,
populist should vote for a republican, in
dicating a combination, it would be the
signal for the anti-Dolph republicans com
ing after such change to vote for Dolph.
There are members of the minority who
would vote for Dolph rather than a free
There are no signs yet of the Dolph
forces weakening, and as long as they hold
firmly together Dolph's election is tha
only logical outcome of the situation.
The Joint Session.
SALEM, Feb. 13. The assembly was
called to order at 12:05 by President Simon
and the dreary monotony of senatorial
balloting was resumed at noon for the 19th
effort, which resulted in no greater evi
dences of agreement than-on preceding
Pairs announced were Senator Carter
and Representative Cooper; Senator Denny,
and Senator Smith, of Clatsop; Represen
tatives Smith, of Linn, and Templeton.
Necessary to a choice 43.
The only changes were Wright and
Yates from Lord to Lowell. There were
no speeches. The vote In detail was:
For J. N. Dolph Bancroft, Beach. Blun
dell, Bridges, Brownell, Calbrcath, Cal
vert, Cardwell, Cleeton, Conn, Daly.
David, Dawson, Gesner, Gowan, Gow
dy, Hobson, Long, Maxwell, Mc
Craken, McGinn, McGreer, Mintie,
Moorhead, Myers, Patterson (of Mar
ion), Paxton. Price, Sehlbrede, Shutrum,
Smith (of Clackamas), Smith (of Joseph
ine). Smith (of Polk), Stanley, Stelwer,
Thompson, Woodard. Moores, Simon 33.
For S. A. Lowell Alley, Baker, Booth -by.
Coon, Curtis, Davis, Gurdane, Hope,
Guild, Patterson (of Grant), Wright.
For George H. Williams Burke, Cole,
Gates, Hofer, Johnson.Keyt, Les:er, Lyle,
Rlnearson, Scott, Tigard 11.
For W. D. Hare Buckman, Burleigh,
Holt. Huffman. Jeffrey, King, Nealon,
Stewart, Vanderburg, Young 10. .
For J. K. Weatherford Beckley, Butler,
Cogswell. Huston. McAlister, Raley,
Smith (of Sherman) 7.
For W. P. Lord Barkley, Craig, Dunn,
Hillegas, McClung 3.
GIVEN UP BY THE SEA.
Three More Bodies From the Sehoon
er Friend AVashed Ashore. .
LIVERPOOL, N. S., Feb. 13. Three
more bodies from the wrecked America'!
schooner Clara D. Friend were washed
ashore here this afternoon.
Inquiry Into the Elbe Collision.
LONDON, Feb. 13. The board of trade
has ordered an inquiry as to the damage
sustained by the steamer Crathie in the
collision with the steamer Elbe. The in
quiry will be held in London soon.
LONDON, Feb. 13. A fishing smack
brought to Lowestoft this morning the
body of A. E. Lockhart, a saloon passen
ger on the Elbe.
Barge Recovered anil Men Saved.
NEW YORK. Feb. 13. The Standard Oil
Company's barge Merrimac, which broke
away from a tug which had her in, tow,
carrying eight men and the captain to sea,
has been recovered.
MRS. WICKES' DIVORCE.
Many Chnrses Asninst the Vice-rrcs
ident of Pullman's Company.
CHICAGO. Feb. 13. Mrs. Wickes, wife
of Thomas H. Wickes, vice-president of
the Pullman Palace Car Company, was
granted a divorce by default today in
Judge Tuthlll's court. Mr3. Wickes charg
ed her husband with having kicked her,
throwing a glass of water at her, striking
her in the face and throwing food at her.
She also claimed that during the last few
years her husband had deprived her of tha
comforts suitable to her condition in life,
and that he had refused to converse with
"Wedded to a. Hungarian Baron.
NEW YORK, Feb. 13. Miss Charlotte
Durand. the leading lady of the Irving'
Place Theater Company, was married last
night to Baron Frederick Bossanl, of
1 Hungary, by Chief Justice Erllcb,