Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 20, 1895, Image 1

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TOIi. XXXIII TO 11,039.
The A.. P. Hotailirig Co.
SO. 22. 24 and. 20 First St..
pitrst and
Taylor sts,
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Telegraph Instruments
Writs for Our Catalogue.
vZ3 ry j - -i - NsZ3
Of our Homc-Groran Seed I sf 11 larce quantities every year
to Eastern Houses. "Write for Catalogue.
We are determined to closa. out
our large Importations of 10C0
CURTAINS, either In one lot or
In single pairs, at 25 per cent
balow import cost. We are the
only direct importers In the North
west, hence buyers can rely on
Eettlne decided bargains. Also
some mackintoshes at half value.
',$3. coiedovan;
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Over Ons Miliisn People wecr tbo
Y. Lo Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
AH cur shoes arc eqirslly satisfactory
Tfary give the beet alue for ths monsv.
The v equal custom s!.oss in Etj'Je end tit.
Th:tr wcarinj quolttleo are unsurpassed.
The prlcM ere unliorm, stntnpsd on sols.
From Si to S r saved over other makes.
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nggerr. Young & Co., 12JI-131 3il St.
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lWlp CtMinitfc. 2M. OrptBlrtSnrr. Ccrthsid Gol&mita
linporton and Dealers in
Hop and Fence Hires Screen Mi
Agents for "Boynton" Hot Air Furnaces
pain, cures consestlon and allays Inflammation
W L Oesie
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Cloth-Top, Button, Patent Tip Shoes for $2.R5. Good value at
Lad lew
MlHHea' Pebble Ilutton SprlnR-Heels for OO ecnts.
liable' Hue Kill Ilutton for 40 cents.
iV fine pencil-box -nith Boy1 and Girl Shoes nt SI. 50 and Tip.
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Trade Mark
Stark St-eet, let Strtnlh aid Pat
The ns of 21,500 volumes and ths flies of otot
100 periodicals for
$5.00 a year or
$1.50 a quarter.
mumuij- iviuK us ei cutrcui ocucuiua
VlbolEsale Btitchers and Pzclars
Shield Brand of Hams, Bacon
Strictly Pure. Kettle-Rendered
For Pale, Worn-Out Folks.
No one fears spring sickness who
uses Paine's Celery Compound, that
wonderful medicine that makes people
welL No one need be pale or worn out,
with weak nerves and Impure blood. If
they use this grand strength-giver.
Try it..
LiLlNTD plaster
ibout ti?? Us aijd Sijletior) of Spetaels
Tervm havlrs normal vision -will be able
to read this print at a Slstaace of 14 inches
xram the eyes -with ease and comfort; also will
be able to read It with eacto eye separately. It
unabJe to do so your ejes are defective, and
should hare Immediate attention "When the
eye become tired from readme or seirins. or
K the letters look blurred and run teseihtr. It
Is a rare indication that glasses are needed.
The iences sow in the cheap goods are of un
equal deasity and have Imperfectly formed sur
laes. Continued use of these poorer lecs
trill rcselt la a positive Injury from the con
stant strain upon the muscles of accommoda
tion to supply th delects in the slaas."
Oculist Optioians
Orogoiian Buildinrj
The Inconstant Minority Drops
Williams for Lowell.
Speaker Moores Makes a, Speecli
Chiding the Bolters for Not Stand
ins Br Some Good Men.
The twenty-fourth ballot for senator
yesterday produced no result, but a sensa
tion was caused by Speaker Moores mak
ing a speech in which he said he was
ready to vote for Williams or any man
who stood squarely on the republican
platform whenever the mirority showed
they were sincere. Alley made an unsuc
cessful effort for a second ballot. The re
sult of the first and the last 11 ballots Is
as follows:
ri 4
Williams ....
Cogswell ....
44 141)41
71 7
Oi 0
0 7
7 1
12) 9jl2
0! 0
0 0
0 0
V U( V
2412j 6
6 01 1
11 8
The speech of Speaker Moores this morn
ing in the joint assembly has been much
talked of during the day. It was as fol
lows: "Mr. President: It seems to me that we,
as republicans, are rapidly approaching
a parting of the ways. We were sent here
commissioned, among other things, with
the duty of election of a senator, and we
seem "no nearer a consummation of that
work in this, the last week of the session,
thau when we began. We have heard a
great many homilies upon what are called
the primary virtues that go to make
up a first-class man. Seme of our menus
boast of their courage, their consistency,
their independence and their Spartan-like
virtue, who tremble at the thought of
what their constituents may say if they
accept the hospitality of one of the most
prominent and honored pioneer citizens of
Oregon. Charges of corruption are freely
made, but nothing-is made so specific as
to warrant a resolution of inquiry to
ferret out the offender. Now, it is the ex
perience of the world that the perfect lady
is rarely insulted, and the briber rarely
approaches the thoroughly honest man.
I submit that 3f these methods are being
used, we should either pocket the bribe or
brand the briber with a specific charge
and drive him through the open walls of
tha penitentiary into an iron cell, or stop
this eternal babble about the prevalence
of bribery and corruption. It is about
time for us to quit advertising our pri
vate virtues, to quit emulating those qual
ities which are more highly developed In
the mule than any other animal, and get
dowrt to the hardpan of common sense and
deadlocfand elect a senator; I am willing
to pledge myself to vote for Hon. George
H. Williams, Hon. S. A. Lowell, or any
other republican who stands squarely upon
the platform of the national republican
party, whenever that vote will break the
deadlock and secure an election, but I do
not see how I can contribute to the de
sired result by leaving a compact major
ity and casting my vote with a minority
which seems incapable of concentrating its
strength upon any one man for more than
two days at a time. Until we can divest
ourselves of prejudice and passion asd
face this question like men, making the
question of men and factions subordinate
to the welfare of the republican party as
a whole, I do not see what can be gained
by deserting the caucus nominee. For
these reasons I shall, for the present at
least, continue voting as I have In th'e
past, for the nominee of the republican
caucus. I vote for Hon. J. N. Dolph."
The only thing new in the senatorial
situation tonight is the statement made
by Lord's friends that on Thursday he
will be elected. This, of course, can only
be accomplished by the aid of populist and
democratic votes, as without the members
of those parties the defection of 16 from
Dolph ranks would be necessary- Secret
and mysterious consultations on the part
of the opposition leaders with democratic
senators and populists give color to the
statement. It is stated by the democrats
and populists, on the other hand, that
they propose keeping in the middle of
their respective roads. It is more clear
ly manifest than ever that the opposition
leaders are bent upon Lord's election,
and that they are merely trifling and
playing with the followers of other can
didates, with a view of swinging them
all Into line for Lord when they have
completed their negotiations with pop
ulists and democrats enough to elect. The
attendance now is larger than at any pre
vious time on the part of prominent men
from about the state. Lowell and Fulton
are both here, the latter for the third
time. Many influential republicans are
also here, anxious to avert an extra, ses
sion and to pull the party out of the hole
j the bolt has precipitated it into. All their
en oris are uniiormiy in uie line oi urging
the bolting republicans to return to the
party organization and vote for Dolph.
The Joint Session.
SALEM, Feb. 19. The joint assembly
was called to order by President Simon
at 12:04.
Pairs were announced as follows: Hus
ton and Woodard; Rinearson and Smith
of Clackamas. Necessary lo a choice, 44.
Roll call proceeded without incident,
further than the casting of the minority
republican votes for Lowell, till Speaker
Moores was called.
The speaker made a brief speech, in
which he urged the republicans to find
some method of. settling the senatorial
fight. He would ote, he said, for any
good republican who stood squarely on
the platform of the party, Williams or
Lowell or any other man; but he could
see no prospect of success by leaving the
majority and going to a minority w.hlch
could not agree on any single name more
than two days in succession. Moores
speech was loudly applauded. He voted
for Dolph.
Alley rose and asked if he could an
swer Moores' speech. President Simon
ruled that there was no occasion for
speech-making. The speaker had ex
plained his vote, a privilege accorded
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
to all members of,the joint assembly, but
discussion Wits not in order. Alley said
it would be orslyfaa a question of priv
ilege. President Simon answered that the
speaker's explanation did not refer to the
senator from Lane' at all, and therefore
there was no question of privilege.
So the vote was announced, all SO of
the minority republican votes being for
Lowell, except iRInearson, who was
paired. jt
Alley then moveSUhat another ballot be
taken, but the motion "was overwhelm
ingly lost viva vSce, and on motion of
Long, the joint assembly adjourned.
The vote in detalf stcod:
For J. N. Dolph-Bancroft, Beach, Blun
dell, Bridges, Brownell, Calbreath, Cal
vert, Cardwell, Cljetcn, Conn, Daly, Da
vid, Dawson, Demy, Gesner, Gowdy, Gow
an, Hobson, Long? Maxwell, McCraken,
McGinn, McCreer.IMirtie, Moorhead, My
ers, Patterson (Marion), Paxton, Price,
Sehlbrede, Shutrum, Smith (Josephine),
Smith (Polk), Stanley, Steitver, Temple
ton, Thompson, Moores, Simon 19.
For S. A. Lowell Alley, Baker, Bark
ley, Boothby, Burlce, Cole, Coon, Cooper,
Craig, Curtis, Da1s Dunn, Gates, Guild,
Gurdane, Hlllegas.jHcfer, Hope, Johnson,
Keyt, Lester, Lyle McClung, Patterson
fGrantt. Scott. Smith (Linn). Tigard.
Wright, Yates 29. J
For W. D. HareBuckman, Burleigh,
Holt, Huffman, Jeffrey, King, Nealon,
Stewart, Vanderburg. Young 10.
For J. H. Baky-2Beckley, Butler, Cogs
well, Huston, ijckllster, Smith (Sher
man) 6. j
For C. A. Cogswell Raley1.
Absent Huston, Smith (Clackamas), RI
nearson, WoodardJi
"WarTriclE, Rcpnbfican, Elected Mayor
by a. Largp Majority.
PHILADELPHI-Feb. 19. At mid
night alJ indtcatlonsjpolnt to the election
of Charles F. Warwick as mayor of this
city by a majorItyestimafed at from 50,
000 to 60,000, over Robert W. Pattison, ex
governor of the state. William J. Roney,
the republican candidate for receiver of
taxes, has evidently been largely cut
by his party, but hlsTmajority over Colonel
Sylvester RonaffonMthe democratic can
didate, is estimatedlat 40,000. Twelve po
lice magistrates, llfselect councilmen and
79 common coimcilmen have been elected,
and present indications are that the re
publicans have tbesejofflces. Unusual In
terest was manifested in the election, and
a remarkably largejgpte was polled.
The day was generally observed as a
lioliday, and the '"streets were crowded.
The fight waged by tfietwo reform organiza
tions, the MunicipallLeague and the Citi
zens' Committee ofgNinety-Five, was di
rected against the councilmen whose rec
ords justified their being turned down. I
vtne most sanguiner oi me repuDiican
leaders did not hopenpr a majority higher
than 35,000 or 40,OOOjgrhile Governor Pat
tison today expressed himself as confi
dent that he wouldlbe elected by 20,000
plurality. That thePennsylvania democ
racy, tne taction opposea to tne icauer
ship of National Chairman Harrlty, cut
Pattison, is indicateby the fact that the
12th ward, which us3lly goes democratic,
gave Warwick 4D0majorlty. There was
vdoubt aboufcSenatoMQuay supporting the
disputes, but theaarptums Indicate that
Quay decided to sacrifice hs personal
feelings to the good of the party and
turned for the support of the-tlcket.
San Francisco's Lexotv Movement.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Feb. 19. In the
assembly this morning Cutler presented
resolutions from a civic association of San
Francisco In. which it was recited that the
police were corrupt and were blackmailing
fallen women. A resolution attached, pro
viding for the appointment of one senator
and two assemblymen to go to San Fran
cisco to investigate and report to the legis
lature not later than March 1, was referred
to the committee on public morals. Cut
ler's motion that the committee be re
quired to report back the resolution tomor
row was defeated on roll-call.
Governor Melntyre's Appointments.
DENVER, Feb. 19. The state senate, in
executive session, today confirmed the ap
pointment by Governor Mclntyre of
Frank Church, A. W. Hogle and Charles
L. Wilson, as members of the Denver fire
and police board, and Edward Monash as
a member of the board of public works,
to succeed the appointees of Governor
Walte, whose terms will not expire until
April, but whose appointments had never
been confirmed.
California. Woman Suffrage Bill.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 19. The woman
suffrage bill passed the assembly of the
state legislature today by a vote of 15
to 29.
The Vote at Hol,e.
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 19. The vote for
United States senator today was without
change: Shoup, 20; Sweet, 19; Clagett, 15.
Two Persons on a. Smallpox Steamer
AVbo Were Kot Patisensers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. The steam
er City of Sydney is in quarantine off Mis
sion rock, because a man was put ashore
at Acapulco nine days ago with symptoms
of smallpox. Among those quarantined
are Colonel John Bradbury, proprietor of
the Los Angeles Herald, and his wife.
Bradbury's mother, brother and other rel
atives were passengers on the steamer,
.having returned from a trip to the Ro
sario mines in Mexico, accompanied by
Colonel Polk, superintendent of the mines.
Colonel Bradbury went out on the cus
toms tug to meet his relatives, and was
ordered Into quarantine along with the
passengers by Dr. Lawler, the quarantine
officer. Bradbury was naturally annoyed
at the detention, and his young wife, left
alone at the Palace hotel, used every effort
to secure her husband's release. Failing
in this, she hired a rowboat, and quietly
approached the steamer at. night. The
boat was warned off by the watch, who
suspected smugglers. Not to be outdone,
Mrs. Bradbury secured permission from
the Pacific Mail officials to board the
steamer, and the following day went out
to the City of Sydney in a tug. She an
nounced, her intention of sharing the exile
with her husband, and Is now on the
steamer as the special guest of the Pa
cific Mail Company.
Dividend Declared.
NEW TORK. Feb. 19. The Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy has declared a quar
terly dividend of 1 per cent.
Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report.
The Subject Discussed by the
House Committee.
Chairman Rcilly ProposcH it Varia
tion, of His Bill, "Whereby the
Roads Are to Pay the Principal.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Several mem
bers of the house Pacific railroad commit
tee gave a hearing today to the represen
tatives of the Union and Central Pacific
roads concerning the proposition that the
government accept the principal of its
debts in full payment of its claims upon
the roads. Messrs. A. Boiessevain, Vic
tor Morawetz, Charles Tweed and Sir
Rivers Wilson appeared for the compan
ies. The conference was entirely infor
mal. Mr. Tweed stated that the Central Pa
cific people had discussed the plan since
the last meeting of the committee: had
considered what their borrowing power
was, and had come to the conclusion they,
could raise the required amount to pay
the principal if they could have the gov
ernment lien as a security for the par
ties from whom thay borrowed. The ques
tion was raised by Chairman Rellly what
would be done under tns arrangement
with the first mortgage bonds, which fell
due at the same time, and if an exten
sion of them would not be necessary
Mr. Tweed said the company would be
obliged to borrow for them, although It
had no Interest In their disposition if the
claim was brought up. Then the status
of the sinking fund was discussed and
committee members argued that the gov
ernment would not apply it to its debt
until" the first debt was settled. Tweed
held that the sinking fund belonged to the
government absolutely in any event. In
the course of the discussion, Mr. Mora
wetz declared that the Union Pacific must
be reorganized; that its continuance
under present conditions was Impossible;
that it did not ask a new charter from
congress, as it could reorganize under
state authority. Mr. Rellly said there was
a question about its right to do that.
Chairman Reilly proposed to the rep
resentatives of the companies a new plan
for the settlement of their debt, which Is
practically a variation of the Rellly bill.
He proposed that instead of raising the
first mortgage debt and extending the
government debts, the companies should
pay the principal of the government debt
into the treasury; that Interest on the
government debt should be extended and
the first mortgage be extended under the
terms of the Reilly bill to be paid in In
stallments through a period of 50 years,
with interest at -3 per cent. The advant
age over the pending bill which this plan
ftTnntfl fc thnt M;flCiirv. wnnM. rp-
!cerveHh3amountVof 'theprfriclpal ?Sf he
government debt instead of the holders
of the first mortgage bonds being given a
settlement, and the debt, principal and
interest being extended.
The representatives of the Union and
Central Pacific took the suggestion under
consideration and will give their view s on
it is a few days.
"I do not think there will be any leg
islation at the present session on the
Pacific . railways." said one of the
lobby of the Union Pacific railroad
system to a correspondent last evening.
"I think that Huntington and the Central
Pacific railroad are Indifferent about the
matter and are just as willing to have the
matter in congress deferred. It will be
harder for the Union Pacific railroad than
for any other. Senator Brice said to me
he thought it possible to secure an amend
ment to one of the appropriation bills say,
the sundry civil bill, for Instance to pro
vide that the roads may pay the principal
of their debt to the government and be ex
empted from the payment of interest as a
compromise. Still I have my doubts that
anything will be done. The reason why
the bill was defeated when the vote was
taken on Boatner's resolution to recommit
was because some of the democrats passed
the word around that no party capital
could be made out of the bill, and, there
fore, action thereon should be postponed
and let the republicans meet the issue. I
know that the night before the vote was
taken I made a careful canvass of the en
tire membership of the house and was con
fident of a clear majority of at least 25 In
favor of the bill, but he story circulated
served to kill the measure, and I believe It
has been defeated beyond the possibility of
its revival."
Conference Committee of the Tvro
Houses Report Against It.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The confer
ence committee of the two houses of con
gress today reported an agreement on all
the senate amendments to the diplomatic
and consular appropriation bills, except
that appropriating 5500,000 for a tele
graphic cable between the California coast
and Hawaii. This lpaves the bill ready
for the president as scon as the cable item,
can be arranged, but the prospect is not
good for reaching a speedy understanding
on this subject- While the report con
tains no detailed statements as to the
differences which were developed In the
conference on the cable amendment, it is
learned from the members that so far
as the negotiation had gone, neither side
has shown any disposition whatever to
yield. Senator Hale, who Is. the especial
champion of the cable on the conference
committee, said today that he had no in
tention of surrendering, but he admitted
that the house conferrees were apparently
just as determined not to permit the ap
propriation to be made.
Commodity Which. May Soon
Found In the Markets.
SALT LAKE, Feb. 19. A special from
Boise to the Tribune says: A deal has
been consummated under which K. E.
Jennings, of Salt Lake, and associates
have purchased the Ridenbaugh canal
here and some 8000 acres of land belonging
to the company. The price paid is in the
neighborhood of $350,000. The canal irri
gates a large section of country below
Boise, including lands in the vicinity of
Nampa. It Is understood an extensive
colonization project is a part of the new
owners scheme, to be followed by the
erection of extensive beet-sugar works.
Mr. Jennings is prominently identified
with the Utah Sugar Company. He has
been investigating this section for two
years, and has" said the soil and climate
are peculiarly adapted to sugar-beet cul
ture. Killed In a. Gun Test.
SANDY HOOK, Feb. 19. Fremont P.
Peck, first lieutenant of the ordnance
corps, was almost instantly killed on the
proving-grounds here this afternoon by the
bursting of 'the breech of a Hotchklss rapid-firing
gun. The test of a 4.7-lnch Hotch
kiss rapid-firing gun was under way, and
two rounds, with fixed ammunition, had
been successfully fired by Lieutenant Peck.
When the third round was fired, the
breech of the gun burst, and fragments
from it struck the lieutenant in the face
and back, causing injuries which resulted
in his death in a few minutes. Sergeant
John Thorp was slightly injured In the
leg, but others present escaped, unhurt.
Xo Intention of "WlthflrnwinR From
The American Tobacco Company.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. Rumors have
been circulated recently to the effect that
Major GInter, of the firm of Allen & Gln
ter, and Francis Kinney, of Kinney Bros.,
two of the largest stockholders in the
American Tobacco Company, are about to
withdraw from the company. At the of
fices of the company In this city the truth
of the rumor is emphatically denied. Geo.
j Arents, the treasurer of the company.
"I have not heard a word about Major
Glnter's intention of retiring; neither do I
believe he has such intentions. He is a di
rector in the company, and, although he
was opposed to the formation of a trust,
he was not opposed to the forming of a
legitimate tobacco company, and has been
one of its main supporters. Francis Kin
ney is not a director, but a stockholder,
and I am sure that he has no intentions
of retlnng. I take no stock whatever in
.these rumors, and believe they have been
circulated mbre through malice than from
any truthful impulse."
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 19. It is denied
tonight, upon the authority of Major Gin
ter, that he has any idea of withdrawing
frost the American Tobacco Company, as
A Sale of Nineteen Million Gallons in
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19. The great
est wine deal that has ever taken place
in the United States was consummated
today. It involves the sale of 19,000,000
gallons, and the lease of six of the largest
wineries in the state by the California
WInemakers' Corporation. The purchaser
and lessee is the California Wine Associa
tion, an organization of seven of the prin
cipal winedealers of San Francisco. The
transaction means that the wine-producer
can hereafter make a profit, and that the
big dealers will be merchants, leaving to
the grower and presser a clear field for his
industry and enterprise.
When, about 10 days ago, the wine
makers' corporation sold its first 1,000,000
gallons of dry wine to Lachman & Jacobl,
It gave to the winemakers' association an
option of an equal amount at the same
price, viz: 12' cents a gallon. This op
tion would have expired tomorrow. The
winemakers' association, instead of mere
ly taking 1,000,000 gallons of wine, pur
chased 4,000,000 gallons of the crops of
last year and 1S9J, and contracted for
5,000,000 gallons a year for the three suc
ceeding years. The price of the 4,000,000
gallons is 12 cents a gallon, but that for
the next three years Is to be fixed by fu
ture markets. The wine is to be delivered
in San Francisco at the rate of 500,000 gal-,
lonsa montli,gj:ash.paymentstoibeamadet
lTo Connection Between the TvVo
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. Vice-President
H. E. Huntington, of the Southern
Pacific company, said today that he had
not learned that Messrs. Stillman & Hub
bard had acquired the ownership of the
New York Commercial Advertiser, and he
was inclined to doubt that such was the
fact. If It is true, however, Mr. Hunting
ton could see no connection between that
and the presidency of the Southern Pacific
company. C. P. Huntington is in his
usual health. He has been ill with rheu
matism, Mr. H. E. Huntington said, but
he is now in his customary health.
Could Not Collect Its Debts.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 19. The Pettibone
Manufacturing Company, one of the larg
est establishments for the manufacture of
military, band and society uniforms and
regalia, assigned today to R. M. Archer,
on account of inability to collect outstand
ing debts. Preferences aggregating less
than $7000 were given to the City Hall
bank and the Fourth National bank. No
estimates have been made of the liabili
ties, but they are supposed to be not
more than the assets, which are placed at
$50,000. The firm employs from 250 to 500
hands, and has done a very large busi
ness for years.
AV. W. Stovr's Will.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. The late
W. W. Stow was not so rich a man as
was generally believed. According to the
bequests made by the dead politician,
$300,000 will cover the entire value of the
estate. The will was filed today, and all
the property of the dead man is to be
retained in the Stow family. Nothing is
left to charity or to the park.
Still Subscribing.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. The sub
scription in aid of the San Joaquin Val
ley railroad project have reached $2,283,
500. Today's increase amounts to $131,500.
Among the big subscriptions were: Lloyd
Tevis, $50,000; the Sharon estate, $25,000;
the Stockton Lumber Company, $20,000;
William Dean, $10.000.
Testimony All In.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Feb. 19. The testl
monly In the Barron will contest was
concluded this afternoon with the evi
dence of Mrs. Barron.
The Herald and Evening Post Dis
posed Of io James W. Scott.
CHICAGO, Feb. 19. John R. Walsh,
owner of the majority of the stock of the
Chicago Herald and the Chicago Evening
Post, has disposed of his interests in both
papers to James W. Scott, who has been
connected with both papers since their in
ception. Mr. Scott has for some time
held option on the stock of Mr. Walsh in
both papers, which expired tomorrow. In
a formal announcement of the purchase
of the controlling interest, Mr. Scott says:
"In addition to the business, printing
plants, franchises and good-will of the
newspapers mentioned, the transfer In
cludes the Herald and the Evening Post
buildings, both of them admirably adapt
ed to newspaper publication. Under the
new ownership, the Herald will continue
to be a leading exponent of the principles
of the democratic party, pledged to the
support of honest government, honest
money and honest taxation."
Mr. Scott said tonight that the price
paid for the two papers was approximate
ly $2,000,000. A mortgage on the Herald
building and fixtures for $600,000, and a
mortgage on the Post building secures
bonds which were subscribed by Marshall
Field and other friends of Mr. Scott
Will Take a. Rest.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. Both the pres
Iflent and Secretary Carlisle Intend leav
ing Washington for a short rest almost
immediately after the adjournment of
congress. The president will probably go
to North Carolina for a duck hunt Mr.
Carlisle has- not yet fully matured his
plans, but It is expected he will be absent
at least three weeks tr a month. v
Unava'linor Effort to Force a Vote
in the Senate,
The Bill Debated Upon Until Lato
at Night, but No Voting Quorum.
Could Be Secured.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. At 9 o'clock
tonight, the senate adjourned after a
fruitless effort en the part of the silver
men, lead by Mr. Jones, of Arkansas,
to pass a bill for the unrestricted coinage
of silver. Mr. Jones himself made the
motion to adjourn, after it had been made
evident that a voting quorum of senators
could not be held in the senate chamber
for an all-night struggle.
One of the surprises immediately pre
ceding the adjournment was a resolution
submitted by Mr. Wolcott, one of the
most active silver leaders, declaring that
while the welfare of the country required
the unlimited coinage of silver at 16 to 1,
yet. In view of the near adjournment of
congress and the pressing demand of ap
propriation bills, it was inexpedient to en
ter upon the consideration of the silver
bill at the present session of congress.
No action was taken on the resolution,
but it was regarded as significantly fore
shadowing the course of the silver bill
when It comes up tomorrow.
The silver forces asserted their strength
at. the outset of the proceedings today,
and by a vote of 36 to 27, displaced the
morning business and took up the silver
bill before the regular order had been
Mr. Vilas then took the floor for four
hours, and in a carefully prepared speech,
defended the administration for the re
cent bond contract When Mr. Vilas con
cluded at 5:20 P. M., active steps were
taken by the silver men to force a final
vote. It was evident, however, that the
opposition was ready to talk against time
and thus carry the debate through, the
night if necessary to cut off a vote.
Mr. Jones appealed to the opposition to
fix a time for the vote tomorrow, but no
agreement could be reached. At S o'clock,
the senate business was brought to a com
plete standstill by a failure to secure a
quorum on Mr. Aldrich's motion to go executive session. From that time
until adjournment, vain efforts were made
to secure a voting quorum. Although a
quorum was present most of the time,
many of the senators refused to vote.
This was kept up until 9 o'clock, when
Mr. Jones reluctantly yielded and the ses
sion closed.
Proccdlngs in the Senate Attracted.
Great Attention.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. There Tras a
large attendanceon theflnr the Sin-
ateatogay,' anq itnepailerlecrerefllledeIn
anticipation ofSastrilgglefandperhap3
vote, on the silver bill, adroltIyforced to
the front last night as unfinished busi
ness. There was hardly an absentee on
the democratic side. It was evident at
the outset that the silver strength would
be augmented by another vote, as the cre
dentials of Wilson, the new senator from
Washington, had been received.
Blackburn reported from a conference
of the committee oh diplomatic and con
sular bills that an agreement had been
reached on all items except $500,000 for
beginning the Hawaiian cable. The re
port was confirmed and further confer
ence on the Hawaiian cable item was
The ayes and noes were called on Jones
motion to take up the silver bill in the
senate todayf and it was carried, 3 to 27.
George voted in the affirmative today, and
Wilson, of Washington, who has jtjst
been sworn in, also voted for the silver
bill. After the silver bill had been taken
up Senator Jones tried to get a time
fixed for the vote, but senators objected.
Jones gave notice that he wquld ask the
senate to sit tonight until a vote was
Call presented a petition of the world's
arbitration league, signed by 150 mem
bers of the British parliament, favoring
action toward international arbitration.
Call offered a resolution, which went
over, that the senate session begin at 11
o'clock and continue until 5, with a night
session beginning at S P. M.
Jones presented his motion to take up
the silver bill. Great Interest was shown
while the aye and no vote was being
taken. The motion, prevailed by the de
cisive majority of ayes 36, noes 27.
On the announcement of the vote, Jones
asked that 4 o'clock be fixed as the time
for taking the vote on the bill. Aldrich
and Hale objected to such precipitate ac
tion, and Jones said:
"As there appears to be no disposition
to agree upon a time for a vote, I will ask
that the senate remain in session tonight
until a vote is taken."
Vilas then addressed the senate. Ho
spoke of the president's several messages
to congress, and his constant appeals with
words solemn and almost pathetic In
their earnestness, to deal with the finan
cial conditions. But there had been abso
lute lmpotency in congress to meet the
perils of the country. Vilas then took up
the events leading to the recent bond con
tract He said action was necessary to
avert calamity or a gold suspension.
"Few have known," he said, "the im
minence of tne disaster to which tho
treasury came before the action was
taken to avert the disaster."
He proceeded to show that the with
drawals of gold were so great In January
"that It became obvious to the treasury
that a systematic run was being made on
its gold. After reviewing the run on the
treasury prior to the execution of the
contract for the sale of bonds, and the
consequent importation of gold from
Europe, Vilas took up the present condi
tion of the treasury and showed how a
great crisis had been averted. He said
the greater part of the gold left in the
treasury when the run ceased was bullion,
and unavailable for redemption purposes,
and stated that If the run had continued
the mints would have been unable to
produce the coin with sufficient rapidity to
meet the demand.
"If the drain had pot been checked by
the announcement of a contract," he said,
"we should have been thrown to a siHer
basis or to the suspension of specie pay
ments." He declared that the president had been
doubtful whether he would be able to
hold on for another day. Few persons
had been aware of the peril, but there
w ere some who appreciated it, and he read
the following telegram from Mr. Buchan
an, the United States minister at Argen
tine, to show that the English bankers
understood the situation:
"The London & Dover bank, the largest
In South America, under orders from Lon
don today, refused all classes of Ameri
can exchange. Are you acquainted with
this fact?"
Commenting on the telegram, he assert
ed that the condition of affairs which
cropped out In far-off Argentina would
j have made itself manifest in all the Euro-