Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 20, 1895, Page 2, Image 2

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pean financial capitals. A sharp colloquy
occurred between Aldrlch and Vilas. Aid
rich said the recent bonds should have
been sold at 10 per cent above -what they
"If the senator had stood at one end of
a cable, as the secretary of the treasury
stood." said Vilas, "and had for days so
licited all the great money centers of the
world for their terms on our bonds, he
would not make such a statement."
Aldrich said that if he had the resources
available In the treasury and yet had to
pay 10 per cent premium on bonds, he
would "go out of business."
"It is a singular fact," said Vilas, ad
dressing Aldrich, "that the best men are
not the ones employed to discharge the
transactions of the government."
There was a laugh at Aldrich's expense,
in which he joined. Vilas proceeded:
"So Imminent was the danger to the
treasury that from the black thunder
cloud the lightning was almost ready to
descend. Was the secretary to delay for
a fraction of a cent? There are times in
the history of nations in peace as well as
In war when great consequences depend
on quick action, and he whose arm Is pal
sied or whose foot falters is not worthy
of the trust."
Vilas took up personal charges that had
been made against the administration. One
of these was that Mr. Stetson, formerly
a. law .partner of Mr. Cleveland, was a
witness to the bond contract. Vilas said
Mr. Stetson was the legal adviser of the
Morgan banking house, and as such passed
on the contract, and signed it as a witness.
The senator said it was lamentable that
such slanders should be brought into a de
bate with great men's names. Vilas also
repelled the .statement of Lodge that the
bond contract was the ''blackest page" in
our financial history. At most it was but
a matter of unwisdom; in no sense was it
Squire pointed out that in 1S78 a resolu
tion had been adopted in congress reciting
that the coin obligations of the govern
ment would be redeemed in either silver or
gold at the option of the government. This
showed. Squire said, that it would be no
breach of honor or faith to pay obligations
in silver.
Vilas closed at 5:13 with a brilliant per
oration for sustaining the national honor
and credit. He had spoken nearly four
Piatt said the pending silver bill was the
most indefensible bill of the kind ever pre
sented here. It sought to double the value
of silver by delivering it to the treasury
At 6:20, Aldrich renewed his motion for
adjournment. Jones called for the ayes
and noes with apparent confidence of hav
ing the votes to defeat the adjournment.
The motion was defeated, ayes 15, noes 32,
two more than the necessary quorum.
Jones named several hours at which he
wanted a vote taken, but all times were
objected to. Jones said he was willing to
flx the hour for voting at any time tomor
row, but the opponents of the bill refused
to fix the time. At 7:43, Quay suggested
(the absence of a quorum, and the roll was
called. Fifty senators responded, four
more than a quorum. Aldrich moved to
go into executive session; lost, 7 short of a
The senate was thus brought to a stand-
Btill, for although a quorum was present, a
quorum could not be obtained for a vote.
Then began the tedious see-sew of calls
for a quorum and the roll-call on the Aid
rich motion, and again for a quorum. I2ach
2all showed the same quorum present, but
not voting. At 8:30, on motion of Jones,
the sergeant-at-arms was directed to re
quest the presence of absent senators. In
the meantime, business was entirely sus
pended. The galleries had filled during the een
Ing, and th'e spectators were evidently
much interested in the proceedings. At
53. business was resumed, a quorum be
ing secured. It was evident that an un
derstanding could not be reached. Wol
cott, one of the mostj active of the silver
men. followed with a resolution. It was as
folluwr: .
"Resolved, That It is the sense of the
senate that the welfare of the United
States requires the enactment of a law
for the free and unlimited coinage of sil
ver at the ratio of 16 to 1.
' Resolved, That in view of the fact that
this congress will expire by law March 4.
and that there are important appropria
tion bills requiring the attention of the
senate, it is the sense of the senate that
the consideration of such a law be not en
tered upon at this session of congress."
Jones asked that the resolution lie over.
Then he added, somewhat wearily, "I
move that the senate now adjourn."
At 9:02 the senate adjourned.
Iu the IIouhc.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. The house
spent today in the further consideration
of the naval appropriation bill. The
pclnta of order made by Mr. Sayres
against the items which increased the en
listed force of the navy were overruled
and his amendments looking to their elim
ination were defeated.
The committee on naval affairs was vic
torious on every test of strength taken
today. The paragraphs providing for the
increase of the navy: the building of
battleships and torpedo boats, will be
reached tomorrow, and the committee is
sanguine that the increases recommended
will be authorized, despite the determined
opposition of Chairman Sayres of the ap
propriation committee, who announced to
day that he would fight the authorization
of the new ships until the close of the
The conference report on the bill to ex
tend the time for making returns under
the income tax law was agreed to, and
several bills of minor importance were
passed at the opening of the session.
The house today agreed to a joint reso
lution directing the secretary or the treas
ury to suspend operations of so much of
the revised statutes as permits the trans
fer in bond through the United States of
articles destined for the free zone of
A general resolution was adopted au
thorizing the secretary of the navy to
donate certain cannon to the Oregon state
soldiers' home.
The consideration of the naval appro
priation bill was resumed, the pending
question being the decision of the chair
(O'Neill of Massachusetts) on the point
of order raised by Sayers against the item
in the bill authorizing the secretary of the
navy to enlist at his discretion 2000 ad
ditional seamen with which to man the
new ships.
Tho chairman announced his decision
overruling the point of order. Sayers ap
pealed from the decision of the chair.
Tho chair was sustained. 147 to 37.
An amendment was offered by Springer
authorizing the detail of any retired of
ficer of the navy or the marine corps upon
his own request without additional com
pensation as teacher in any college or
school, and it was agreed to.
Sayers amendment to strike out the
provision authorizing the enlistment of
2000 additional seamen was lost, 21 to 51.
He then moved to substitute for it a
provision authorising the secretary of the
navy to assign as many officers and sol
diers of the marine corps to active duty
on the secondary batteries of the warships
as he might deem neeessary.
In tho committee of the whole, in
formally, the i-cnate amendments to the
agricultural appropriation bill were first
agreed to, and the bill sent to conference.
The committee rose temporarily in or
tr to give McMUlin, from the ways and
means committee, an opportunity to pre
sent the conference report on the joint
resolution to extend the time for making
Income tax returns. The report was
agreed to and the naval bill was again
taken up.
At 5:1U the house adjourned.
It 1 N'ot Probable the- Jones Bill 1VII1
Get Before the House.
WASHINGTON-. Feb. 19. The prob
ability that the Jones silver bill will se
cure a hearing in the house, if It is passed
by the senate, is very small. An ap
parently impassable barrier stands before
the first step neeeasary to bring it before
the house, the favorable report from that
committee. The bill will be referred to
the coinage, weights and measures com
mittee, of which Mr. Bland, the silver ad
vocate, is chairman, in the course of
house routine, but unfortunately for the
silver men, that committee is very nar
rowly divided on the question of free
coinage, with a probable majority of one
against it. With a full muster of the 17
members, there are eight to be listed on
each .side of the question, with Mr. Kll
gore, of Texas, holding the balance of
power. Mr. Kllgcre was formerly ac
counted a free-silver advocate, but has
been recently mought to hold views an
tagonistic to free silver. An additional
advantage for the opporents of free sil
ver is found in the absence of Mr. Sweet,
of Idaho, who is engaged in a contest for
the senate at home; so at best, the silver
men could only hope for a tie vote in
Chairman Bland says he will exert every
influence in his power to secure a quorum
if the Jones bill Is sent to the house, but
he does not entertain strong hopes that
be can secure a report on the bill. If it
could be reported, he could call it up as
privileged in the house and the body
would be compelled to place itEelf on rec
ord on the silver question, unencumbered
by other issues, a proposition that it has
not yet been called to vote upon.
Secretary Carlisle Thin Us He Should
Have More Authority.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19,-Secretary Car
lisle today sent a reply to the senate res
olution inquiring whether "it is necessary
or desirable that legislation should be had
authorizing the Issuing of bonds, treas
ury notes, or other securities to realize
moneys for the purpose of paying current
deficiencies in the revenue." The secre
tary jays he does not consider such au
thority now necessary. His communica
tion is as follows:
"The ca3h balance In the treasury at
the close of business on the ISth inst.,
exclusive of $55,101,704 gold reserve, was
"It Is my opinion that the secretary of
the treasury ought to be permanently in
vested with the authority to issue short
time bonds or other obligations of the gov
ernment for the purpose of raising money
to meet such deficiencies in the ordinary
revenues as may occur from time to time;
but I do not think that there is any ne
cessity at the present time for the ex
ercise of such authority, if it existed.
It is not probable that such deficiencies
will occur during the remainder of the
current fiscal year as will exceed the
available balance on hand, and It is es
timated that during the next fiscal year
the receipts will exceed the expenditures."
This letter is accepted in the senate as
having a direct bearing upon the amend
ment to the sundry civil bill proposed by
the senate committee on appropriations
providing for an issue of certificates of
indebtedness. Many senators who have
given their assent to the amendment have
stated from the beginning that they would
agree to tho proposition only upon the
direct request of the secretary for such
action. This has been especially true of
the silver senators.
Hermann's Pension Bill Reported Fa
vorably. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The house
committee on pensions voted today to
favorably report Representative Her
mann's bill to amend the act of 1S92,
granting pensions to survivors of the In
dian wars of 1832 to 1S42; Also that men
who served 30 days or more In several
other wars will be pensionable at the
same rates, and their widows also. The
wars embraced In the proposed amend
ments are the following: The Florida and
Georgia Seminole Indian war of 1S18-19;
the Fever river Indian war of Illinois of
1E27; the Sabine Indian disturbances of
183C-37; the Cayuse Indian war of 1817-48;
the Texas and New Mexico Indian war of
1845-55; the California' Indian disturbances
of 1851-52; the Utah Indian disturbances of
3830-53, and the Oregon and Washington
territory Indian wars of 1E31 to 1S36, in
No More Silver In the Senate.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The silver
fight in the senate is finished, and no vote
will be had on the Jones bill. The day
devoted to the bill shows conclusively
that no amount of pressure would bring
about a vote, and If the silver bill was
kept before the senate It would Interfere
with appropriation bills and force an ex
tra session. Silver men feel they have
shown their strength, and have gained a
substantial victory in securing the prom
ise of a vote on the xesolutlon presented
by Wolcott, declaring the sense of the
senate. Although the agreement was not
entered Into In the senate, all senators
present who were opposing the resolution
agreed privately that a vote should be had
on the resolution tomorrow. It will be
debated somewhat, and senators will
briefly express their views.
A Prohibition Amendment.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Blair of New
Hampshire introduced in the house today
a joint resolution, proposing an amend
ment to the constitution prohibiting the
manufacture, importation, exportation,
transportation and sale of alcoholic liquors
in the United States. The measure was
offered at the request of the general of
ficers of the World's and National
Woman's Christian Temperance Unions,
and as the legal expression of the polyglot
petition Just presented to the president of
the United States.
A Pardon Vetoed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The president
today sent to the house his veto of the
bill to remove the charge of desertion
against Jacob E. Eckert, who was a pri
vate in the Fifty-first Ohio volunteers,
and was convicted and sentenced to 12
months' imprisonment by a court-martial
The Project for n. Deadlock.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. It is stated
by a republican senator that an under
standing has been reached by which the
silver bill will not be allowed to come to
a vote in the icnate. As Jones appears
determined to have a vote, a deadlock
seems inevitable.
Rules for Inland Navigation.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The president
has approved the act to adopt special rules
for the navigation of harbors, rivers and
inland waters of the United States, ex
cept the Great Xkes and their connecting
and tributary waters.
Military Post at Santa Fc.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The house
committee on military affairs today fa
vorably reported a bill to establish a
military post at Santa Fe. N. M.
Tlie Great
Lcjral Battle
Has Begun.
Dr. Amlclc
CINCINNATI. O.. Feb. 19. (Special.)
Dr. W. R, Amlek has authorized Attorneys
Johnson and Levy to associate with them
in his legal battle against the hospital
authorities to prevent the removal of con
sumptives to the pest house. Dr. O'Sul
llvan, tho great medical jurisprudence spe
cialist of New York. Dr. Amick is mold
ing public sentiment by mailing free, to
all applicants, extra copies of the Tribnne,
detailing the fight, also charts covering
his full theory.
He AVns a Popular Gambler.
LOUISVILLE. Feb. 19. Eli Marks,
probably the best-known gambler in the
South. did in this city at 2 P. M. to
day. For years he made gambling a busi
ness and acquired quite a fortune, but
of late he had reverses and died, practically
reduced to poverty. He was a memb
of Morgan's famous band of raiders that
went through Ohio and Southern Indiana
during the war. and was universally
known and loved for his many aots of
kindness. He left a widow and two sons.
i He was 4fl vcars of ace.
The Offering Is Only a. Merc Formal
ity, as the Whole Sale Is Al
ready Completed.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. The managers of.
the Belmont-Morgan government loan syn
dicate Issued their prospectus for the
American half of the new 4 per cent bonds
late this afternoon. The bonds are Issued
for public subscription, and they can be
paid for in currency or gold. The man
agers of the syndicate, it was said today,
will undoubtedly sell the bonds on terms
which they consider will be most advan
tageous to the object the syndicate has in
view, viz.: building up and maintain
ing the government's gold reserve. They
may sell the bonds to one bidder or to sev
eral; they may sell them for gold or for
currency, or to whichever bidder or bid
ders whose bid or bids may be considered
most advantageous to the syndicate. The
circular is as follows:
"On behalf of the syndicate, we offer for
sale the above described $6213.000 United
States 4 per cent bonds, bearing interest
from February 1, 1895, and maturing Feb
ruary 1, 1925. The price is 112'i per cent,
of which 124 per cent will be payable
on all the amount, and the remain
ing 100 per cent on or before
March 1, or upon delivery of the bonds as
provided below, with Interest at 4 per cent
per annum from March 1. The bonds will
be delivered as soon as they are prepared
and executed by the treasury department.
Purchasers desiring to complete their pay
ments before delivery of the bonds will be
given negotiable scrip. The subscription
will be opened at 10 A. M., February 20.
and will be closed without notice. Bids
will be received by either of the under
signed, and payments must be made to
Messrs. J. P. Morgan & Co., in cash or by
certified check on New York "banks. The
right is reserved by us to reject any appli
cations, and to apportion all amounts be
tween American and European applicants
in any way we may deem best. At least
one-half of the bonds will be allotted in
London on such terms and conditions as
may be provided for in the London circu
lar. Our allotments will be made within
four days from date by notice mailed to
The profit to the syndicate will be from
$3,000,000 to $6,000,000, according to the cost
of securing the gold and the losses on the
sterling operations by which gold exports
are checked. J. Pierpont Morgan says that
the offering of the bonds to the public is
a mere formality, as the whole sale Is al
ready completed. Subscriptions are al
ready in for twice the amount of the bonds
to be sold in this country, and it is prob
able that subscriptions will be closed to
morrow night. The gold deposited by the
syndicate In the subtreasury today amount
ed to $2,457,417, the amount deposited
throughout the country now aggregating
over $32."D00,000. The deposits of gold due
from this country are practically com
pleted. Rothschild' Prospectus.
LONDON, Feb. 19. N. M. Rothschild &
Sons and J. S. Morgan & Co. have issued
a prospectus for a 4 per cent loan of $S2,-
317,500 nominal, both principal and inter
est payable in the United States, one-half
of which is reserved for issue in the
States. The price is 227 per S1000 bond.
The scrip will carry a coupon of f3 5s, pay
able August 1, but thereafter the interest
will be paid quarterly. The loan is to run
30 years, when it is redeemable at the
pleasure of the government. At the price
of issue, the return to the investor would
be 3 Is Cd. The list closes on or before
Thursday. The bonds are quoted tonight
at 3J4 per cent premium. There is no
doubt that the loan will" "be covered sev
eral times. ' '
Received at the Treasury.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The United
States treasurer reports that up to apd
including February 18 the treasury had re
ceived in gold coin on account of the re
cent sale of bonds to the Morgan-Belmont
syndicate, $20,484,500. and had given in ex
change for the same, certificates entitling
the holders to $19,603,402 in the bonds wh"sn
ready for delivery. The amount of go'd
paid in represents the principal "and ac
crued interest. The bonds will bear date
February 1, 1895, and Interest on them will
be paid by the treasury from that time.
As the gold is paid in by the syndicate,
the accrued interest from February, 1893,
Gold on the Way Here.
LONDON, Feb. 19. The Ems, which
will sail from Southampton for New York
tomorrow, will take $1,015,000 in gold bars.
The total amount of gold then on the
way to America will be $5,730,000.
Appreciation for the Tributes
Minister Gray's Memory.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Secretary of
State Gresham has sent the following
message to Mr. Butler, at the City of
Mexico, upon receipt of one from that
official, describing the manlfestatipn dis
played at the funeral of United States
Minister Gray:
"The president, to whom I communi
cated your telegram, reporting the ex
ceptional honors paid to Minister Gray's
memory, directs that you express in his
behalf and that of the people of this
country, deep appreciation of these signal
and touching tributes of esteem on the
part of the president and government
of Mexico."
Secretary Gresham has addressed the
following telegram to Mrs. Gray, at the
City of Mexico:
"The president directs me to convey to
you his heartfelt sympathy In your deep
affliction, and I add my own sincere con
dolence, lour husbands sudden death,
terminating a diplomatic career of great
usefulness, is a public loss."
The Electric Search-Light of tbo
Olympla. Tested.
VALLEJO, Cal.. Feb. 19. The1 electric
search-lights of the Olympla were tested
again Monday evening and cast a great
flood of light about the harbor and town.
There are four of them, and each is 23.000
candle power. They are the most power
ful ever seen in this harbor, as no ship
that has ever been here has had a light
exceeding 17CO-candle power. The Olym
piads lights are under the charge of Lieu
tenant Phelps.
A number of shipwrights have been
taken on to work on the Hartford, an'd the
force will be largely increased soon. Work
upon the historic old vessel is to be pushed
with vigor.
The Albatross, Monadncck and Coman
che arc to follow the Monterey in the
dock. All three have been In the water
without cleaning much longer than Is
usual, and require attention.
Secretary Carlisle's Son.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.-Secretary Car
lisle and wife left Washington this morn
ing for the purpose of bidding W. L.
Carlisle, their son, farewell, previous to
his sailing for Europe In the hope of re
gaining his health. It was stated the
trip has nothing to do with financial
A Gorgeous Dinner.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Secretary of
Agriculture and Miss Morton gave a din
ner tonight at the Portland In honor of
the president and Mrs. Cleveland and
members of the cabinet. Next to the dip
lomatic banquet at the White house, the
dinner of tonight was the most gor
geous of the season.
The guests were the president and Mrs.
Cleveland. Secretary of State and Mrs.
Gresham. Secretary of War and Mrs. La
mont, Attorney-General and Mrs. Olney.
Postmaster-General Elssell. Secretary of
J the Navy and Miss Herbert, secretary of
the interior, Mrs. Ferxieand Mrs. Daniel
Manning. Mrs. Blsself was absent, awing
to a slight Indisposition, and Mrs. Hoke
Smith was not able to ber there. The occa-
sIon ras. the final cabinereceptIon of the
Tie President's Callers.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Among the
president's callers today" were Speaker
Crisp, Senator Jones. o"f "Arkansas, Vilas,
Faulkner. Palmer and 'Call.
Pawnbroker's Store "Robbed of Dia
monds "While StreerWas Crowded.
SAX FRANCISCoTFeb. 19. Franklin's
pawnshop', which is in the heart of the
business section of the city, on Dupont
street, between Post and Sutter, was
robbed tonight about 8 o'clock. The rob
bery was a particularly daring one. The
street was crowded with people, when a
boy slipped up to the open doors of the
pawnshop, and closing them, slipped a
Yale lock through the staple on the out
side and locked Franklin in. At the same
time a man smashed the window and
seized a tray of diamonds. Probably 100
people saw the act, and one man. bolder
than the rest, seized the robber from be
hind. With an oath, the robber command
ed him to let go, at the same time firing
his pistol. The shot did not take effect,
but it scared the captor, and he released
his hold. The robber darted to an alley
near by. and mounting a norse, was soon
out of sight. The boy also escaped. In
his haste the robber dropped some of the
diamonds and the tray, but got off with
most of the jewels. The exact value of
the diamonds Is not known, but it is at
least several hundred doltars.
An, Absconding- Merchant, Army Con
tractor and 'Ex-Convict.
OMAHA,. Feb. 19. Nebraska and Iowa
people were startled' today by develop
ments which indicate that Albert Whip
ple, the absconding .merchant and army
contractor of Crawford and Hyannls, now
a fugitive from justice, with creditors
left in the lurch for $15,090 to $20,000. and
Albert B. Whipple, who was sent to the
Fort Madison prison in Iowa in Decem
ber, 1SS6, are one and the same man.
Whipple was an agent of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy road at Coin, Iowa,
at that time, and was sent to the peni
tentiary for forging railroad tickets. A
young woman, who was desperately in
love with him, was instrumental in se
curing his pardon. Whipple went West
and became a quartermaster's clerk in
Wyoming. Later he secured army con
tracts, opened stores at Crawford and
Hyannls and started a bank. One day
Whipple was found locked in the bank
vault and $3000 stolen. He said the bank
had been robbed and he had been locked
in the vault. His story was believed,
until a fine wire was, found leading Into
the vault by means of which he had been
able to slip the bolt. One stockholder of
the bank made Whipple buy his stock at
the point of a gun after this. Whlpple'3
friends think he is Insane.
Marco Hcllmau. Shot Himself Because
He Couldn't Pay Creditors.
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 19. Marco Hell
man shot himself, in the Tufts-Lyons
Arms Company's store this afternoon, and
inflicted a wound which It is thought will
prove fatal. He entered the store about
4 o'clock and asked .for a 38 Colt's re
volver. He purchased one without ques
tion and requested that it be loaded. The
loaded weapon was handed him, and,
after crying "Good-bye, all,'1 placed the
weapon to 1iis breast atd- Hred, the shot
taking effect in the'ligaments just below
the heart. He was xanucious "when taken
to the receiving hopit&L and said 'he had
shot' himself because .his creditors were
pressing him and hej would never be able
to earn enough to pay them.
The young man was a relative of Isaiah
Hellman and Herman W. Hellmair, the
bankers, and has been In financial diffi
culties off and on for several years, his
relatives assisting him on several oc
casions. Of late he has been getting into
money troubles again, and was arrested
a few days ago for giving a tailor a
check on the Farmers' and Merchants'
bank in payment of a bill, when he had no
funds on deposit.
Japan "Will Only Nesotinte for Peace
In, Her Own. Country.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 19. Japan has refused
to negotiate with China at Pert Arthur
or anywhere else exeept In Japan.
Japanese warships are reported off For-
Lmosa and on the Chinese coast between
Swatow and Hong Kong.
"General Ho Ming, who is now at Kin
Chow, has been ordered to join Liu Kun
Vi's army. He Is reputed to he a very
brave soldier.
A society, called the Thaili, numbering
50,000 members, recently planned an out
break at Peking, but the plot became
known to the authorities and was nipped
In the bud.
A Manchu official, Ting Kung. has been
appointed taotal of New Chwang, with
the powers of a provincial judge.
All foreign officers who fought against
the Japanese at Wel-Hal-Wei, except
John Wilde, the American who violated
his oath not to help China, have arrived
at Che-Foo on parole.
Some of the Chinese torpedo boats at
Wci-Hai-Wei deserted to the enemy.
Their crews mutinied on the island of
Liu Kung, and refused, to fight.
Aunnnl Report of the Mutual Life In
aurance Company,
NEW YQRJC, Feb 10. The annual re
port of the Mutual Life insurance Com
pany of New York, Richard A. McCurry,
president, shows the following remark
able results for the year 1S91:
Increase in total income $ 6.0G7.724 26
Increase in premium income... 2,528 825 84
Increase in assets ,. 17,931.103 S2
Increase in surplus 4,57,718 91
Increase of insurance in force. 51,923,033 96
The assets o'f the company now amount
to $20i,63S,7S3.
The Rio Verde Cruml.
PHOENIX, A. T., Feb. 19. Arrange
ments were today perfected wherein a
fteavy firm of Minneapolis contractors will
within 30 days start work upon the Jong
projected Rio Verde canal, a reservoir
project which is to involve the expenditure
of $3,000,000 and the construction of two
huge dams on the Verde river and SO mlle
of canal. Two hundred thousand acres of
fertile land in the northern part of Salt
river valley are to be irrigated, the local
ity being especially suited for the growth
of citrus fruits.
Dnu Kliter of tho Revolution.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 The fourth
continental congress of the National So
ciety of the Daughters of the American
Revolution was opened today with the
largest attendance In the history of the so
ciety. In the absence of the president
general. Mrs. Stevenson, Mary Lockwood,
of Washington, presided. The session was
almost entirely occupied with routine
Miller to Organize.
CHICAGO. :?. 13. The officers of the
old National Millers' Association and rep
resentatives of many state and local mill
ers" organizations agreed, at a conference
held here today, to amalgamate all the
local associations in the country into a
new national organization, to be incorpo
rated. Many approving letters were re-
icelved from millers In all parts of the
Second XlgUt of the San Francisco
Races May Be the Last, as the
Men Refuse to Ride.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. The second
night of the bicycle tournament proved to
bo mnch worse than last night, as re
gards accidents. There was hardly a
heat but that some one was hurt. Frank
V Fuller, of the Olympla club, was so badly
injured in the fourth heat of the half-mile,
class A handicap, that he may die. The
accident occurred in the last lap, and
three men were bunched and riding furi
ously, when Fuller lost control of his
wheel and collided with a post- He struck
head foremost, breaking the post from
its fastenigs. His nose was broken, six
teeth knocked out. Ids upper lip cut badly
and his shoulder bruised. He also sus
tained internal injuries. The races re
sulted as follows:
Quarter-mile, class B. scratch, Ulbreqht
won, Terrill second, Wells third; time.
Half-mile, class A. Battles won, Barley
second, Byrne third; time. 1:09 4-5.
Two miles, class B, handicap, ended in
a running race for second and third place
between Ulbrecht and Terrill, who felU
Terrill got second prize, Ulbrecht third,
and Oson. who rqde in from scratch, was
given first place in 4:56.
It is probable that tonight's accidents will
put a stop to the tournament, as almost
all the men refuse to ride further.
Leairne of American Wheelmen.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19. Tho national as
sembly of the League of American Wheel
men, In convention here, today adjourned
to meet again on March 6. The conven
tion was adjourned to that day to give
the new executive committee time to
ccnslder the question of re-establishing
the official organ, which has" "been known
as the L. A. W. Bulletin. The question
of the Bulletin took up "nearly three hours
of the time of the assembly. Many of the
delegates wanted the matter settled then
and there, but it was the sense of the
majority that the executive committee
ought to have time to thoroughly con
sider the question. The stumbling block
in the way of the league's official organ's
financial success is the refusal of the
postofllce authorities to allow the bulletin
to go through the malls as second-class
matter. The executive committee will re
port to the league March 6. Howard E.
Raymond, the retiring chairman of the
racing board, presented a number of pe
titions for reinstatement of various riders
who had been declared professionals by
the racing board. The first petition acted
on was that of F. W. Van Sicklen, who
had been suspended In 1SS3 for selling a
gold medal won by him in a bicycle race.
Under a suspension of the rules, Van
Sicklen was reinstated by an unanimous
vote of the assembly.
It was decided to change the date of tho
national assembly meeting from the third
to the second Monday in February of each
year. A resolution was adopted providing
that within two months after a league
had failed to pay its dues, it should be
dropped from the roll of the league. An
amendment, by Raymond, favoring the
omission in the racing rules which provide
that class A riders shall be limited to med
als, diplomas, jewelry and cycling sun
dries, was adopted without dissent.
When the by-laws came up for discus
sion. President Luscombe made a motion
ito reduce the salary of the secretary from
$3000 to $2000, which was postponed. An
amendment providing-that one day of each
national convention shall be set aside for
consideration of ways and means for ad
.vncjns theworte of road, Improvement on.
the Various spates was passed. The amend
ment also provides that other than mem
bers of the league who are interested In
good roads shall help the league in the
matter. On motion of Elliott, a clause
was inserted in the by-laws providing for
impeachment of officers for malfeasance in
After reces3. President-elect Willison
appointed George D. Gideon, of Indiana,
as chairman of the racing board for the
year. A long communication was read
from the national board of trade of the
bicycle manufacturers' association, re
questing that the league take some action
In holding class B riders to their con
tracts, and a committee was appointed to
confer with the board of "trade. Clause D,
section 1, of the constitution, was dis
cussed. The clause as amended reads:
'"On and after the date of the passage
of this rule, no club shall be entered as a
league club if its name shall be the same
or similar to that of any club already en
rolled, except by consent of the local
league club which Is similar. The appear
ance in the title of the name of the city or
town in which the club Is located shall
constitute the name a similar one, and
therefore it shall be deemed prejudicial to
the interests of the club already enrolled."
Application of L. L. Price, of Portland,
Or., for reinstatement was rejected. A
delegate from Ohio stated that, as the
League of American Wheelmen was in
somewhat straitened circumstances finan
cially, and that as Ohio had a sur
plus in the bank, Ohio would be happy to
lend the league $1000 or $1500. There were
cheers when the proposal was made, and
on motion the proposition was accepted
with thanks. The assembly then ad
journed. ZelKler Is Confident.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. Otto Zeig
Ier, the San Jose nicycle crack, stated
today that on Friday afternoon next he
would go against the flying mile "tart
indoor record, at the bicycle tournament.
Zelgler is in splendid condition and ex
pressed his confidence of lowering the
record considerably. ,
A Little Excitement nt the Bay Dis
trict Tract.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19. Favorites
held the upper hand again today, four out
of five winning, the bookmakers losing
heavily in consequence. The combination
book, run under the name of the Carlton
Club, welched on a ticket calling for $3u.
the proprietors are Italians. They gave
out that they had plenty of money down
town and promised to pay the ticket to
morrow. The races resulted:
Five furlongs, selling, Lark, in 1:03; six
furlongs, selling. Nebuchadnezzar, in 1:11,
six furlongs, selling. Abl P., in 1:17; mile
and a half, hurdle. Bell Ringer, in 3:43A;
six furlongs, selling, Robin Hood II, in
A Scientific Contest.
CINCINNATI, Ohio. Feb. 19. Frank
Maciewski. of Cincinnati, and King Tut
tle. of Covington, Ky.. fought 10 rounds
to a draw tonight in this city before the
Olympic club. The fight was lively, but
little or no slugging was Indulged in, sci
entific sparring being the chief feature.
FiBhtlnfir for Charity.
LONDON, Feb. 19. Knlfton has accept
ed Ted Prichard's challenge for a 10
round contest in behalf of charity. Prltch
ard offered to meet Jem Smith on the
same evening, and whether he will meet
Knlfton or Smith has not yet been ar
ranged. Sued Her Father for Maintenance.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19. Mary Ros
enthal, who has been a helpless Invalid
for more than 20 years, has brought suit
against her father, Isaac Rosenthal, for
maintenance. She alleges that she is pen
niless, while her father Is amply able to
support her, as his Income averages $300 a
month. She asks for an allowance of $100
a month.
China at the Mexican. Exposition.
Conev. president of the American Mexi-
can Exposition Company, this morning
Corner Third and Morrison Streets
Baby arriaes
Breedit) Saes
Buttermilk; Soilet Soap"
Ui)seei)ted Qlyeeripe
Crape Papers, Tissue Papers, Spool Wire, Stiade' Frames, etc.
5C raUSfC
Paper Dolls, Iew Games, Toys and JCoveltlcs.
visited the consul-general of China in re
lation to the exposition of Mexico, the re
sult of which was that the consul-general
of China will call a meeting of the
six companies in order to appoint a spe
cial committee to represent the interests
of Chinese merchants at the coming ex
position. It is promised that the -ninese
will make an elaborate display.
Business Transacted In Both Houses
of the Legislature.
OLTMPIA, Feb. 19. Local option and
woman's rights had an inning in the sen
ate today. The former lost by one vote,
and the latter won without a vote to
spare. Local-optionists, however, would
not despair, and ere half an hour had
passed they were breathing in hope again
under a motion for reconsideration by
Senator Kellogg, who had voted in the
When tho Taylor local-option bill came
up in the senate under special crder at 2
o'clock, fair ladies filled the lobby, over
flowed Into the sacred space within the
bar, and even engaged attention of some
of the senators themselves. Further back
were the saloon representatives and lob
byists whose work was ended, and who
were awaiting results without apprehen
sion. There were several minor amend
ments made to the bill, the most im
portant being the changing of the date of
issuance of licenses from August to Janu
ary. Debate was generally indulged in.
Deckabach, Lesh and Dorr opposed the
bill with energy, the latter displaying a
hitherto dormant eloquence. Belknap,
Crow and Taylor urged its passage. Sen
ator Belknap considered it a question
paramount to all other questions to be
discussed by the legislature. SenatorTay
lor said this was the first step toward
getting control of the saloons. Today an
open attack could not be made, as the
saloon was all-powerful, but this would
be followed by another and more destruc
tive attack. "This bill." he said, "was
drawn to force pious deacons, who giye
underhand support to saloons, to have
their names published, if they went on a
saloon man's bond or allowed him to oc
cupy their premises." The vote was:
Ayes Belknap, Brown. Campbell. Crow,
Foss, Harper, Helm, Hutchinson, Lewis,
Miller. McManus, Pusey, Range, Sergeant,
Shaw. Taylor, Wooding 17.
,'Noes Deckabach, Donohoe,Dorr, .Eas-.j
terday; "Field; Gilbert, Hall, TJorr,- ide.
Kellogg. Lesh. Megler, Roberts, Van
Houten, Washburn, Wilson 16.'
Senator Frink, who is classed with mem
bers favorable to local option, was, it is
said. Intentionally absent, and, the con
stitutional majority required being 18, the
measure was declared lost. Later, Sen
ator Kellogg gave notice of reconsidera
tion, when an effort will be made by local
optionists to have Frink in attendance.
The bill by the committee on constitu
tional revision was taken up. It provides
for an addition to section 9 of article 6
of the constitution, to read as follows:
"The elective franchise shall never be
denied any person on account of sex, not
withstanding anything to the contrary In
this constitution."
It is to be submitted to the people at
the general election held in November.
1S96. Senator Sergeant presented a peti
tion, to which 9487 voters had attached
their signatures, and Senator Taylor called
attention to the fact that petitions from
10.000 voters had previously been present
ed. There was little debate before roll
call was asked for. As it proceeded. Sen
ator Shaw left the room. The vote lacked
one of having the two-thirds constitu
tional majority. Senators Horr and Ser
geant insisted on Shaw being brought in,
and Sergeant-at-Arms Mitchell was or
dered by President Luce to bring Shaw in.
The latter was found in the anteroom en
jovlng a cigar, and was escorted to his
seat. He voted aye, and the bill passed.
The vote was:
Ayes Belknap. Campbell, Crow, Decka
bach, Easterday, Field, Foss, Harper.
Helm, Horr, Hutchinson, Ide, Lesh,
Lewis, Miller. McManus, Range, Sergeant,
Shaw, Taylor, Van Houten, Wilson, Wood
ing 23.
Noes Brown, Donahoe, Dorr, Gilbert,
Hall. Kellogg, Megler, Pusey. Roberts,
Washburn 10.
When the vote was anonunced there
was some applause from the ladies, and
President Luce was not ungallant enough
to check it.
The house has already , defeated a
woman suffrage bill, but it is now believed
the present senate bill will pass that body
and the people of the state will be given
an opportunity to express their views
on the subject at the polls.
In the senate the question of mileage
was again considered, on the resolution
of Senator Sergeant, to allow all commit
tees regular mileage instead of actual
traveling" expenses. The matter met with
opposition from Senator Easterday, but
wasx adopted.
The bill by Senator Lewis, in relation
to exemptions, was lost by one vote. It
provides that the earnings of any person
for his personal services, not to exceed
the sum of $100 per month, where it Is
madeto appear, by his oath or otherwise,
that those earnings are necessary for the
use of a family wholly or partly support
ed by his labor, shall be exempt from
execution, garnishment and attachment,
or other process. Senator Horr gave no
tice that he would move to reconsider.
The senate passed the bill presented by
the committee on constitution, which re
quires county commissioners and the
mayor or council of municipal corpora
tions to take a bond from persons con
tracting to do work, which bond shall
be conditioned upon the payment of all
laborers, mechanics and material men.
The bill applies to all contracts in excess
of $100.
Senator Lesh's bill, relating to appeals,
was passed without dissent. It requires
that In civil actions and proceedings an
appeal must be taken within 60 days after
entry of final judgment. In criminal
cases an appeal must be taken within 90
Four bills were passed in the senate and
seven in the house today, in addition to
other work, by which several measures
were disposed of. .It was a good work
ing day. and demonstrated a disposition
on the part of the mernbers to expedite
matters. These bills passed the house;
Miller To punish misrepresentation and
deception in the" sale of trees, plants,
roots, etc
Nelson To provide for voting on a con
stltutfonal amendment relative to the
qualification of voters.
Albertson To extend the right of emi
nent domain to electric companies.
Hanford Amending the code relative to
the exercise of corporate powers by pri
vate corporations. This bill allows a ma
jority of the stockholders of a corpora
tion to reside out of the state, and is di
rectly intended to further the establish
ment of a large iron-working plant at
Miles To encourage and protect the
livestock Interests of Eastern Washing
ton. Klttinger To provide for limited co
partnership associations.
Albertson Allowing school districts ta
fund outstanding lr4ebtedncss.
The house passed the senate concurrent
resolution by Wilson, indorsing the dic
tion of United States senator by direct
vote of the people.
Reports of the joint committees of the
house and senate to Investigate the school
for defective youth at Vancouver and the
state reform school at Chehalls were
read in both houses and adopted. Miles'
bill creating superior-court commissioners
was defeated in the house by a vote of
33 ayes, 25 noes. Notice of reconsideration
was given.
Governor McGraw sent his first veto to
the legislature today, when he returned
without his approval Scobey's house bill
to prevent dissection and vivisection in
common schools. The governor explained
hi3 disapproval of the bill at length, and
held that passage of the bill would prevent
proper and valuable scientific research.
The house sustained the governor's ob
jections by a vote of 4S to 17.
Another bill passed was Taylor's, pro
viding that in all cases of foreclosure of
mortgages, and In all other cases in which
attorneys' fees are allowed, the amount
thereof shall be fixed by the court at such
sum as the court shall deem reasonable,
any stipulations in a note, mortgage or
other instrument to the contrary notwith
standing, with the proviso, however, that
the fee shall not be in excess of the
amount named in the note or. mortgage.
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