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VOL. XXXJII--1XO 11.044.
PORTLA2NTD, OREGON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26. 1895.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WflV GOVlPliRI4 OF HH TIJIES
WHEN YOU CAN BUY AT THESE PRICES?
Hilf-sallon ol! can. 20c; gallon. 25c
J-,-"a!lin oil can. with faucet. $1 15.
Xa 8 tin tea kettle, copper bottom, 43c
3-p!nt retinned seamless dipper, 10c
2-quart anti-rust dipper, 15c
2-qoart coffee pot. 20c; 3-o.L. 23c; 4-Qt, -oC
Fluur sifter. 10c
12-;uart galvanized chamber pall. 50c
U-q jart tin strainer pail, 50c
UDOLPH fl. DEKUM. Ill FIRST,
1895 $3, $4 and $5
1895 $3, S4 and $5 JKEfVS
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nn may be gradually built up until 6trong
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Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around
us readv to attack us wherever there is a weak
r We may escape many a fatal shaft by
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Trons having normal vision will be able
to read this print at a distance of 14 inches
from the eyes with ease and comfort; also will
be able to read it -with each eye separately. It
unable to do so your eyes are defective, and
should have immediate attention. "When tho
eves become tired from reading or sewing, or
If the letters look blurred and run together, it
is a sure indication that glasses are needed.
The lenses sold la the cheap goods are of un
equal density and have Imperfectly formed sur
faces. Continued use of these poorer lenses
will result in a positive injury from the con
stant strain upon tbe muscles or accommodj
w,ttH'j't.,.J .". iiiM,l"ia"mi.igfc
Believe that the trade is in the country,
ask any merchant how long he would
keep open if his country trade were cnt
off. If you have all the country trade
you want donft advertise in the local
country papers, for they reach the pro
ducer and consumer two most essen
tial classes to reach. You can increase
your country trade in Oregon, "Washing
ton and Idaho by advertising in the
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THE CE.NTAUP. COMPACT. 77 X1UIULVT STREET. XSW YORK.
THE SUMY CIVIL BILL
Satisfactory Progress Made Yester
day by the Senate.
TWO IMPORTANTFEATURES REMAIN
They Refer to the Government Print
ins Office and the Proposed Cer
tificate!! of Indebtedness.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. The senate be
gan today the last week of the 53d con
gress with the consideration of the great
appropriation bill to provide for the sun
dry' civil expenses of the government, for
the fiscal year ending June 30; 1836. Be
hind it, as yet untouched by the senate,
were the legislative, executive and judi
cial appropriation bill, the naval appro
priation bill and the deficiency bill, while
seven other appropriation bills (pensions,
fortifications, diplomatic and consular,
.District of Colurnbia, postoffice and In
dian), were still in the hands of confer
ence committees. The sundry civil bill
covers 123 printed pages, ar d when the sen
ate took a recess till 8 P. M. it had dis
posed of about one-fourth of the bill, or CS
pages. No less than four hours were oc
cupied in discussion of the amendment re
ported from the committee on appropria
tions to acquire for the government Mrs.
Blaine's interest in the property on Lafay
ette square, Washington, paying her $150,
000 for it, besides an indefinite amount for
tho cancellation of the lease, estimated at
$30,000, but stated by the opponents of tho
measure at an amout equal to the pur
chase money. Amendments requiring "a
complete and perfect title," and a "fee
simple title," were voted down, and finally
the committee kmendment, slightly modi
fied, was agraed to ayes 31, noes 23. An
amendment was also agrftd to for the pur
chase of sites for public buildirigs at the
capitals of Wyoming, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Idaho and Washington, the cost
of none of the buildings to exceed, includ
ing site, $120,000.
The- arrangement for dispensing with the
reading of the senate journal, and crowd
ing all usual morning business aside for
the appropriation bills, was a surprise to
all but a few senators, who were In their
seats when the order was made. The pro
gramme was arranged on the democratic
side by Senator Ccckrell, and on the re
publican side by Senator Piatt. There
were not over 20 senators present. The
senate plunged immediately into the ap
propriation bills, and was well under
way when senators arrived who might
have had other business to present in
the morning hour. Cockrell, chairman of
the appropriation committee, asked that
a recess be taken at 6 o'clock tonight until
S, and the session then be continued until
10 or 1L The request went over until later
in the day, when it was agreed to.
The sundry civil bill was considered with
little interruption from 11 A. if. to 5:30
;-c ..ann.anrai-x, j-.tr ,Tirnr """""" j
nc-iicm 1UI -u CtilliUllliHUU-UL lilt 6UU-
soll of the lot for a new public building
at San Francisco was changed to ma"ke
it mandatory on the secretary of war to
have two or more army engineers conduct
the investigation. Perkins spoke incident
ally of the needlessness of the investiga
tion by those more versed in politics than
in scientific engineering, and desirous of
taking a pleasure trip to the coast.
The appropriation of $75,000 for a public
building at Annapolis, '.Id., was struck
out. There had been some indirect crit
icisms as to including Annapolis with
Cheyenne, Boise City and Helena, and
Gorman created surprise by a personal
request to omit Annapolis. x
Wilson, of Washington, secured $20,000
for a public building at Olympia.
Vest, chairman of the committee on
public buildings and grounds, warned
the senators of the Northwest that by
loading amendments on the bill, the ap
propriations for Cheyenne, Boise City,
Olympia, etc., would fail.
Other senate amendments agreed to
during the day include: For a temporary
federal building at Chicago, $200,000; for
beginning the new government building at
Consideration of the bill continued un
til 525 o'clock, when the senate held an
executive session, and then took a recess
until 8 o'clock.
The night session of the senate was at
tended by about 20 senators, but as the
question of a quorum was not raised, work
proceeded on the sundry civil appropria
tion bill. The appropriation for the chief
officials of the coast and geodetic sur
vey caused much debate. The house had
reduced the number of the bureau as
sistants from 42 to 24. The senate com
mittee restored the original number. Mc
Laurin read a letter from the superintend
ent of the coast and geodetic survey, say
ing the reduction was desirable, and if
not made, the extra men would become
pensioners. Cockrell declared that Super
intendent Duffield, of the bureau, had pro
posed the reduction with all the enthusi
asm of an officer anxious to Inaugurate
reform, and he knew the needs of the
office. Allison said Duffield was attempt
ing to override his superior, Secretary
Carlisle, who had estimated for the full
corps of the bureau. The senator said
there was some secret history as to the
way this reduction was recommended
without the knowledge of the secretary of
the treasury. The enlarged staff of 42, as
recommended by the committee, was
Committee amendments were agreed to
appropriating $5000 to the widow or other
heirs of each of the killed in the Ford
theater disaster; and $44,000 for an electric
lighting plant for the capitol. The
amendment increasing the appropriation
for surveying the public lands within the
limits of railroad land grants and amend
ing the law on the subject' was also
Cockrell offered an amendment, which
was agreed to, appropriating $30,000 for
completing the statue of General Sher
man. The committee amendments were
approved until the concluding features
were reached first concerning the govern
ment printing office, and second concern
ing the important financial plan for an
issue of $100,009,000 of certificates of in
debtedness. These were reserved until to
morrow. Then, at 10:55, the senate ad
journed. Viprht ScKsiomi Rcprnlnrly.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25. There is no
longer any doubt that the senate' will
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
hold night sessions regularly from this
time until final adjournment, in giving
notice of his intention to move an even
ing session today, Cockrell said he would
ask the senate to sit until 11 o'clock for
consideration of the sundrycivil bill and
no other bill.
THE DEFICIENCY BILI. PASSED.
Belirinpr Sea Bill Defeated Extra
Salary Clause Asrecd To.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. The general
deficiency bill, the last of, the regular
appropriation bills, passed the house to
day. Almost the entire day was spent in
discussing the amendment to pay Great
Britain $425,000, the amount of damages
agreed upon by Secretary Gresham and
Sir Julian Pauncefote to be due under
the award of the Paris arbitration tri
bunal, on account of the seizure of some
20 Canadian sealers by the "United States
previous to the modus vivendl of 1S92. The
amendment was strongly 'attacked by
Cannon of Illinois, Henderson of Iowa,
and Hltt, on the ground that the amount
was unreasonably large; that some ves
sels were owned by citizens of the "United
States, and that $375,000 was or construc
tive or speculative damages (the estimated
catch.) Only SS1.000, they contended, was
due Great Britain. Breckinridge, Mc
Creary and Hooker and DIngley supported
the amendment, maintaining that the gov
ernment, no matter how bad the bargain,
must carry out the awards of the Paris
tribunal in good faith. Dingley declared
that it was preferable to pay Great Brit
ain $125,000 than to leave the assessment
of damages to an umpire appointed by a
foreign power. The amendment carried
in the committee, but was defeated In the
house 122 to 146.
Some excitement was caused by the at
tempt to strike out in the house the ap
propriation for an extra month's salary
for employes of the house and senate and
clerks of members, but it failed, and the
amendment prevailed, 143 to&08. Motions
to reconsider and lecommlt were voted
down as promptly as offered, until the
opposition dwindled to a point where it
could not get the ayes and noes. It then
surrendered, and the bill was passed.
The amendment to pay Great Britain
$425,000, the amount of the awards made by
the Paris Behring sea tribunal against
the United States, precipitated quite a
long debate. Breckinridge, in charge of
the bill, explained the detailsjbf the Paris
arbitration, and the decisionlagalnst the
justice and legality of the Seizures the
United States had made in (Bearing sea.
Great Britain, through Sir Julian Paunce
fote, demanded $500,000, aS5l Secretary
Gresham had agreed to $425,000. The gov
ernment in fairness should accept the
judgment and pay the damagjs. Cannon,
of Illinois, said the fatal defect In the
judgment of the Paris tribunal was the
facts that citizenship of claimants had
never been passed upon. H called at
tention to the modus vivendientered Into
In 1S92 by Sir Charles Russelu represent
ing the British governraentjand E. J.
Phelps, representing the United States,
and said: J,
"Under it, all claims forjspeculative
damages were solemnly waived. In the
Geneva award all claims fcrMspeculative
or constructive damages amounting to
gencies too uncertain. What made sauce
for the goose made sauce for the gander.
Why should we now pay speculative
claims? Some $25S,000 of the present award
is purely speculative damages. Besides,
I have reason to believe that several of
the owners of vessels were American citi
zens and not British subjects. At most
but SS0.000 could be claimed. When Secre
tary Gresham offered Sir Julian $123,000
the British government jumped at it like
a bass at a fly. I will never vote to carry
out the agreement made by Secretary
Henderson analyzed the statement that
$80,000 represented the maximum damages
that could justly be assessed against the
United States, and that 10 of the vessels
seized were owned in whole or In part
by Americans, and, therefore, were ex
cluded. McCreary. chairman of the for
eign affairs committee, favored the ap
propriation on the ground that the United
States must do one of two things pay
this $125,000, or submit the question of as
sessment of damages to a commission.
If the latter course were followed, it
would cost the government twice $423,000
before the matter was settled. Hitt at
tacked the amendment vigorously, saying:
"Of the $425,000 claimed, positive testi
mony shows that $360,000 was for vessels
owned by citizens of the United States.)
Boskawiz owned almost all the fleet, and
had sent it out to Behring sea to lay the
foundation of a scoundrelly and fraudu
lent claim. It looks to me as if the state
department were making a desperate
struggle to maintain the parity between
claims and payments."
Breckinridge closed with a declaration
that the Paris arbitration was an un
fortunate chapter in our diplomacy, and
its result was a complete fiasco, adding:
"Yet we must keep our faith and pay
Cannon demanded a roll call on the
amendment to pay the Behring sea award
and it was lost 122 to 143.
The amendment to pay the employes of
the house and senate, and the individual
clerks to members an extra month's sal
ary, carried 143 to 10S.
The house concurred in the senate
amendments to the Indian appropriation
bill and it was sent to conference. Then
Henderson, of North Carolina, presented
the conference report on the postoffice
bill. The only point in dispute between
the house3 was the senate amendment
to require railway mail-clerks hereafter
to be appointed to reside at one of the
terminals of the routes between those
they were assigned to. Without further
action the house adjourned.
The Defendant Is Very Rich.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25. A sensational
divorce case filed today is that of Mrs.
Anna E. Griffith vs. J. M. Griffith, head
of the J. M. Griffith Lumber & Mill Com
pany. The defendant is a very rich man.
The plaintiff alleges they were married in
1SSS. Soon after the defendant began
treating her badly, refusing to take her
to places of amusement, and finally sent
written orders to the merchants not to
credit her. She prays for divorce and ali
mony. In Favor of the Lettcr-Cnrricrs.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25. The court of
claims today announced judgment in favor
of 150 letter-carriers of New York, Bos
ton, Detroit. Philadelphia and Memphis
for services rendered in excess of eight
hours a day.
Latest TJ. S. Gov't Food Report-
Comment It Has Called Out From
an English Journal.
COURSE OF THE UNITED STATES
London Telesrraph. Says the Specta
cle Is One to Astotxnd and
Scandalize the "World.
LONDON, Feb. 2G. In a leader on the
revolution in Hawaii, the Telegraph this
"The spectacle is one to astound and
scandalize the civilized world. President
Harrison played Into the hands of the
sugar pirates openly, and Mr. Cleveland
did not dare to wash his hands of the
baseness and brutality wrought by his fel
low president at Honolulu. American war
ships have played cat and mouse with
the islands, and are dodging about just
enough to give the filibusters chances
to escape if things come to the worst.
Thus, because justice was nobody's, and
Llliuokalan. was not rich and powerful
enough to command friendship, England
and America have allowed this flagrant
crime to be committed In open daylight.
It is everybody's interest, except the de
clining race of the islanders, to hush the
matter up and allow speculators to erect
a spurious government and stain the
American flag by taking upon it this bas
tard republic. We do not suppose that any
power will protest, unless it be Japan
when she has leisure; but the spectacle is
a sorry one for Christian morality, and is
a bitter lesson of what feeble races may
expect when the interests of civilized pow
ers come in collision."-
Tlie Cnwe of Cumarincs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25. P. Gl Cam
arines, a well-known planter of Hawaii
and a brother of D. D. Camarines, of
this city, is in the list of those to be de
ported by the island government. He will
arrive Here on the next steamer from
Honolulu. About a month ago his brother
wrote him from this city and inclosed in
his letter a note to Robert Wilcox, the
rebel leader, from his brother-in-law, A.
Sabrero. The authorities opened the let
ter, and, finding the note, ordered Cama
rines to leave the islands.
Carlisle Wants the Tariff Law Ile
lleved of All Aniblprnlty.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Secretary Car
lisle today sent to Chairman Voorhees, of
the senate finance committee, "certain
suggestions for amendments to the pres
ent tariff law," which are designed to
make more clear the intention of congress
and lessen the chances of litigation by re
moving the ambiguity now existing In the
paragraphs referred to. Most of these
suggestions originated with General Ap-
44, 48, 7G, 88, 89. 124, 210, 217. 218. 248, 234i,
263, 265, 266, 268, 276, 308, 321, 328, 338, 361, 367,
341, 443, 467, 481, 542, 5S3.
Paragraph 44 relates to varnishes, and. is
so constructed as to make it appear that
Japan varnish is sometimes known as
gold, which is not the case. The correc
tion provides for their separation, but
leaves the duty as fixed in the act at 25
per cent ad valorem. In the act as it
stands there is a misplaced comma be
tween "spirits" and "varnishes," which it
is proposed to strike out. The change in
the 4Sth paragraph adds the word "art
ists" before "colors in tubes," so as to
provide a duty of 25 per cent ad valorem.
The amendment suggested to paragraph
76 adds the word "vitrified," so as to make
it read "brick, not glazed, vitrified, etc.,
23 per cent." Paragraph 83 relates to bot
tles, lenses, wholly or in part manufac
tured, which are specially excepted from
the operation of paragraph OS, relating to
spectacles, isinglass, etc., which pay 40
per cent ad valorem. Paragraph 124 re
lates to wire. Fresh salmon are added
to paragraph 210, fixing a duty of c per
pound on fish.
Paragraph 210 is changed to read, "Her
rings, pickled, frozen or salted, and salt
water fish and salmon, fresh, frozen, or
packed in ice, one-half of one cent per
pound." The words "salmon, fresh," are
Paragraph 217 is changed to read
"Plums, prunes, figs, raisins, dried grapes
and Zante currants."
Paragraph 218 to read: "Comfits, sweet
meats and fruits preserved in sugar,
syrup, spirits or molasses, not specially
provided for In this act, prepared or des
iccated cocoanut and copra and jellies of
all kinds, SOper cent ad valorem." The
word "spirit" is inserted, and "or copra"
changed to 'Jand copra."
Paragraph 234A is amended so as to
add: "Provide for the collection of a duty
of 20 per cent ad valorem, when orchids
and other plants are importcd.chiefly for
forcing under glass for flowers." The
word "chiefly" does not appear in the
Paragraph 248 relates to bottles in which
ale is imported. Paragraph 263 relates to
flax, and 265 to hemp, as does paragraph
26S. Paragraph 276, relating to laces, edg
ings, etc, is amended so as to include
embroidered wearing apparel and textile
fabrics at 50 per cent ad valorem. Para
graph 308 relates to lithographic prints,
and 328 to toys. Paragraph 361 relates to
Paragraph 401 amends the free list so as
to read, "Birds and wild land or water
fowl, dead or alive," and 431 so as not to
include strings for musical instruments.
Paragraph 436 relates to coal tar and 1
In the free list paragraph 467, strike out
subhead "diamonds," and insert in para
graph 33S (of the dutiable list) a provis
ion for "diamonds cut but not set." This
would take diamonds from the free list
and put them on the dutiable list at 23
Paragraph 481 now reads: "Fish, frozen
or packed in ice, fresh." As amended it
will: "Fresh-water fish, frozen or packed
in ice, and other fresh-water fish not
otherwise herein provided for."
The finance committee will tomorrow
consider these suggestions.
THE SUPREME BENCH.
Neither Justice Field Nor Jackion
in Good Physical Condition.
CHICAGO. Feb. 23. The Herald's Wash
ington correspondent sends the following:
"Notwithstanding the determination of
Justice Field to remain on the supreme
bench until some democratic president
besides Mr. Cleveland may appoint his
successor It is now believed that the old
gentleman will be compelled to retire
and permit Cleveland to fill the vacancy.
His Health is failing-at last and members,
of his family endeavor to convince himt
that he should stop the hard work en
tailed upon him by the court, and pass
his remaining years in quiet and rest."
"Justice Field is now nearly 80 years old,
and while his mind is still sound, he finds
it Impossible to concentrate his mental
powers as he did, even as recently as five
years ago. making It so much harder for
him to keep up his share of the work.
On the supreme bench there Is a sort of
unwrltten law and every justice must take
his stint and struggle through it. The
work is hard, requiring justices to sit up
till late hours at their homes.
"With Justice Field falling and Justice
Jackson unable to sit on the bench at all,
the court is very much in need of assist
ance. If the wishes of the the other mem
bers of the court were consulted, not only
Justice Jackson, but Justice Field, would
immediately retire and permit the presi
dent to appoint younger and more vig
orous men in their places."
In Behnlf of Major Seward.
HARTFORD, Feb. 25. A petition is be
ing circulated and extensively signed in
this city asking President Dole, of Hawaii,
to exercise clemency toward Major Sew
ard, a Connecticut man, under sentence of
death in Honolulu, for participating in the
THE FRENCH EMBARGO.
Official Notification of the Boycott
Afrainnt American Cattle.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Secretary
Gresham received from the- United States
consul at Paris a cablegram stating that
the council has entered a decree prohibit
ing the importation, until further orders,
of American cattle into France. Cattle
shipped before the 24th Inst, will be per
mitted to enter under restrictions to be
imposed by the minister of agriculture.
Mr. Eustis, ambassador to France, will
be instructed to enter a vigorous protest
against the French decree." As the decree
is ostensibly based on th existence of
pleura-pneumonia and Texas lever in cat
tle from the United States, the ambassa
dor will call for proof of the fact. That
will mean long and tedious expert examin
ations by veterinarians and much corre
spondence, which may be of little avail.
APPOINTMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS.
Named by the President.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. The president
today nominated Major Theodore Swan,
assistant adjutant-general, to be lieutenant-colonel
and assistant adjutant-general;
Second Lieutenant Samuel Shlndle, of the
Third artillery, to be second lieutenant of
infantry; Second Lieutenant Rogers, of
Fort Gardener, Sixteenth infantry, to be
second lieutenant of artillery. The presi
dent nominated Olin Wellborn, of Cali
fornia, to be United States district judge
for the southern district of California, and
John W. Showalter, of IUlinois, to be
United States circuit judge of the seventh
These Were Confirmed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, The senate to
day confirmed the following nominations:
United States consuls Fred Ellison, o"
Indiana, at Belizee, British Honduras;
William W. Masterson, of Kentucky, at
Aden, Arabia; Samuel W. Thome, of
Pennsylvania, at Asuncion, Paraguay;
William C. Richton, of West Virginia,
secretary of the legation in Brazil. Also
Charles J. Kress, to be postmaster at
Resignation, of a ConsnI.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 25. The secretary
of state has received the resignation of
Charles S. Hateltlne, of Michigan, as
United States consul at Milan.
Governor Hnghcs to Be Removed.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 23. It is reported
this evening that the removal of Governor
Hughes has been decided upon at Wash
ington, and that A. V- Quinn, of Phoenix,
has been decided upon for the place. Mr.
Quinn was formerly a resident of Wyo
ming. He is a strong democrat, and for
several terms served his party in the
Rather Exacting Requirements.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Applicants for
mounted inspsctors of customs along the
Mexican border will have to furnish evi
dence that they can ride anything from a
cow pony, saddled for the first time, up to
a bucking mustang; that they are profi
cient shots; sober, honest and experts in
handling and judging cattle.
The Proclamation Issued.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. The president
has issued a proclamation postponing the
effect of the new rules of the road at sea
until some future date, in accordance
with the act of congress approved on
Saturday. In the proclamation it is stated
that this action is taken at the request
of Great Britain.
Quarterly Payment of Pensions.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. The secretary
of the interior has made a requisition on
the secretary of the treasury for $10,850,000
for the quarterly payment of pensions to
be distributed to the pension agencies.
The Alert Gone to Gnutemaln.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. The cruiser
Alert sailed from La Libertad today for
San Jose de Guatemala, where she will
remain pending an adjustment of the Mexico-Guatemala
A SIGN OF PEACE.
Mines Allowed to Crois the Guate
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 23. Some time
ago the Mexican government issued a de
cree that no mules should be permitted to
cross the border to Guatemala. Two
hundred mules belonging to an American
contractor were recently stopped by the
customs officer at Tapachula. This morn
ing the foreign office telegraphed a permit
that the mules might go on. As the pro
hibition of the export of mules was a
war measure, the government's action is
regarded as a sign that all danger of open
hostilities is past, although there Is still
considerable friction between the two
CITY OF MEXICO, Feb. 23. Everything
on the Guatemala-Mexico frontier is re
ported quiet. Hopes of a peaceful settle
ment continue. There is no change in the
Battle Near Call.
NEW YORK. Feb. 23. A special to the
Herald from Panama says: News has
been received .from Buena Ventura of a
battle near Cali, in which the rebels were
defeated. Many were killed on both sides.
The government forces captured a large
body of prisoners. Fourteen hundred
government troops are marching rapidly
against Cartago. which, it is reported, has
been seized by the rebels. General Renji
writes from Cali that Eduardo Maffea,
chief of the rebel forces in Cauca, has
been captured and tried by court-martial.
He has been sentenced to eight years in
For Newfoundland's Poor.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F.. Feb. 23. The steamer
Grand Lake was dispatched by the gov
ernment last night with a cargo of pro
visions to relieve the distress existing
among residents on the northern coast.
The railway lines have been blocked by
snow for over a fortnight, and it is im
possible to send relief by that means.
Charged With Sedition.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 23. Alex
ander Bedward, a negro, who styles him
self "prophet," and has a following of
over 5000 people, has been arrested on the
charge of sedition. Bedward is alleged to
have in the most emphatic manner ad
vised his congregation to rebel against
the government and, crush the whltea.
A FREE-SILVER PARTY
Leaders Said to Have Met With
WEAVER THE PRINCIPAL M0YER
A Platform Apreed Upon Which
Plants the Wliole Party on the
Plan, of Free Silver.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-It is under
stood the leaders In the movement to or
ganize a free-silver party have received
advices from different parts of the coun-
Utry that such progress has been made
as to make them feel fairly confident that
they will be able to organize a new party,
which will command the support of silver
men throughout the country. A platform
has been agreed upon which plants the
whole party on the plan of free silver,
eliminating all other demands of the pop
ulist platform of 1S92. It is impossible,
however, to obtain particulars, for all
those in attendance upon the conference
now in session here are pledged to abso
lute secrecy. It is understood that Gen
eral Weaver Is the principal mover in
this effort to secure the union of the sil
ver forces and the dissolution of the old
parties, and it is stated he has the co
operation of General Warner and the
sympathy of Mr. Bland.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S CONVENTION.
A "Wide Split Ainonpr the Leaders o
the Dominant Democratic Faction.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. It appears"
that there is a wide split among the lead
ers of the reform or dominant faction of
the South Carolina democratic party. It
appears also that an agreement was re
cently made by Senator-elect Tillman and
Governor Evans v.ith a committee rep
resenting the conservative minority, on
the action of the democratic party, by
which those two members of the trium
virate agreed to give the conservatives
half of the membership In the constitu
tional convention to meet next summer,
providing they agree to certain lines of
policy for the making of the new con
stitution. Tonight Senator Irby has given
out a letter, in which he denounces the
deal. In his letter Mr. Irby recalls his
services in leading the reform faction to
success at a time when Tillman openly
retired from politics because he thought
the strife with the conservatives too un
equal. He claims but for his work in
shelving the other reform candidates for
governor last summer Evans would not
have been elected to that office. He de-
nounces a combine or compromise with
the conservatives as a surrender of all
the reformers have fought for, and fa
vors a straight fight between the two
factions, if the conservative faction com
bines with the negro, who are willing to
-vote for them provided they guarantee
thejnagainst disfranchisement, which
Is tml object the reformers had in vlev? "
when they had secured the calling of tha
An ABreement Reached.
COLUMBIA, S. C. Feb. 26. At 2 A. M.,
the committee of conservative or minority
democrats, who have been in session all
night, issued an address indorsing the Till
man proposition for an equal divide be
tween the two factions of representation;
in the constitutional convention.
OTHER POLITICAL NEWS.
More San Frnncisco Election Frauds.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25. More elec
tion frauds were unearthed today. A re
count of the ballots in the 11th district
shows a loss of 71 votes from Allen to
Glynn, the rival candidates for recorder.
Another Appointment ly Strong:.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23. Mayor Strong,
this afternoon, appJmted Major William
Plimiey commissioner of jurors to succeed
Robert B. Mooney, at a salary of $3000 a
TRIAL OF GRAUER.
A "Witness Who Confessed to Being? a
NEW YORK, Feb. 23. The trial of Ma.C
M. Grauer, the fire insurance adjuster, al
leged to be .he leader of a band of "fire
bugs," was continued today in the court
of general sessions. Simon Rosenbaum
was again placed on the stand and cross
examined. He denied that he started a
fire in Lynn, and then admitted he was
out when the fir? referred to was started
and had his hands burned at the time. He
claimed that the gang of firebugs there
tried to burn him. He knew that a man
named Max Luckman started a fire in
Walker street. He got $30 for his work.
The witness then told of a series of fires
that he had started or helped to start.
Some of the houses were tenements full
of women and children. He recounted five
fires whose origin could be laid at his door.
Some he set and was paid for his Work;
others he set because he lived in the house
and had his effects heavily insured. Coun
sel for the defense worked to shake the
evidence, but did not do so in any im
portant particulars. The witness related
how he had signed a contract with tho
elder Grauer, in the presence of witnesses,
engaging him to obtain a man to burn his
store in a building where lived six families.
The case will be continued tomorrow.
Vigilance Committee in Little Roclc.
LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 23. A mass meet
ing of citizens was held tonight to take
action relative to the reign of lawlessness
which has terrorized the citizens of Little
Rock for the past two weeks. A vigilance
committee was organized, and a large
number of citizens signed a document to
respond to the mayor or chief of police
whenever they deem it necessary- It. was
decreed that no person would be allowed
on the streets tomorrow (Mardi Gras)
night in disguise. From two to four hold
ups have occurred nightly during the pasti
"Worklnt-r for Small Wnges.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Feb. 25. Burglars
blew open a safe in the office of Robertson
& Hackett, sawmill-owners, at an early
hour this morning. They expected to maka
a big haul, but blew open the wrong safe
and found only books inside. The charge
of powder was large, and the safe and
office furniture were blown to pieces. Only,
20 cents in the drawer was all the burg
A Brute for a Father.
OAKLAND. Cal.. Feb. 23. Adam
Sshmegner, convicted of various acts of in
humanity toward his daughters, was sen
tenced by Judge Ogden today to 40 years'
imprisonment at Sau Quentin. Schmeg
ner. who is GO years old. was charged with,
frequently making his 3-year-old daughter
so intoxicated that she could not stand.
Rain tit Last in Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 25. The drouth oC
Nebraska was broken with a heavy rain,
the heaviest which has fallen In the state
within a year. It was general over 111
southwestern part of the state.