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THE teOmxING OEEGKXNTAST, TKUBSDAX, FEBKtTAJlT 28, 1S95.
Tflf BAHOXE SQUARE
BITTER AND FIERCE OPPOSITION
TO ITS PURCHASE.
TJje Homcllccame Involved In a Par
liamentary Tansle and the Bill
"Wajt Finally Abandoned.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. Today -was
wasted In the house, so far as the pur
pose for which the day was set aside was
concerned, namely, to consider bills re
ported from the committee on public
buildings and grounds. Only one bill was
called up that to purchase what is known
as the Mahone site for a new public
printing: office, but the opposition was
fierce and bitter, and after a wrangle of
several hours the house grot into a par
liamentary tangle, which necessitated the
abandonment of the b!H. The conference
reports on the bill to prohibit the impor
tation of poods in bond through the United
States into the Mexican free zone, and on
the pension and postoffice appropriation
bills, were agreed to. Seeral pension and
other bills of minor importance were
passed by unanimous consent.
When the house met Cockrell. of Texas,
moved concurrence in the senate amend
ment to the joint resolution prohibiting
the importation of goods in bond from the
"United States through the free zone of
Mexico. Crane, also of Texas, vigorously
opposed concurrence in the amendment,
which struck out the provisions
limiting: prohibition to any point
between the western boundary of
the city of Laredo. in Texas,
and the Pacific coast. This amendment,
he declared, would prohibit the importa
tion of goods through the United States
into Mexico unless the latter country
should abolish the free zone, but 12 per
cent of the goods remained in the free
zone. He denied with vigor the slanders
that the zone was the abidng-place of
smugglers and outlaws. Cockrell's motion
was agreed to.
The bill to amend the Chicago public
building bill so as to provide for the sale
of the old postoffice to the best bidder
O'Neill of Massachusetts presented the
conference report on the pension appro
priation bill An agreement had been
reached, he explained, on all points. After
some further debate the report was agreed
to, 180 to 12. The conference report on the
l)ill to pension General Harrison C. Ho
bart, and to amend the act for the regu
lation of steel vessels, was also agreed to,
after which, under the special order adopt
ed yesterday, the house proceeded to the
consideration of bills reported from the
committee on public buildings and
grounds. The first bill called tip by
Chairman Bankhcad was that to pur
chase the south half of what is known
as the Mahone square, as a site for a new
building for the government printing of
llce, and it caused considerable discussion.
Milllken declared his opposition to the
Mahone site. While Meredith was speak
ing of the necessity for the passage of
the senate bill, English interrupted him:
"You mean job, not bill." This led
Hicks to demand from English an ex
planation of his charge that there was a
job in the Mahone site. As the house was
dividing, however, English had no oppor
tunity to reply. A parliamentary snarl
deadlocked the house soon afterward,
and the whole question of the selection of
a printing-office site was abandoned.
Culberson, chairman of the judiciary
committee, thereupon called up the con
ference report on the bill to redlstrlct the
Indian territory for judicial purposes, to
provide additional United States com
missioners, etc The report was agreed
to. Henderson then called up the confer
ence report on the postoffice appropria
tion, and Loud moved to concur in the
senate amendment designed to destroy the
effect of the postmaster-general's order
requiring every mail clerk to live on the
line of roads to which he was assigned,
but requiring future appointees to do so.
Wilson of West Virginia protested
against interfering with the regulations
established by the postmaster-general for
the regulation of his department. After
some further debate Loud's motion was
agreed to, 122 to 57.
Sayers objected to the request of
Wheeler for unanimous consent for the
consideration of a joint resolution pro
viding for the participation of congress
in the dedication of the Chlckamauga
military park next September.
The pension bills favorably acted upon
at the last Friday night's session were
passed. Then, by unanimous consent,
bills granting an American register to the
British-built steamer Kahului, and to
amend the act to forfeit certain lands
granted to railroads were passed.
It was 5:35 when the house adjourned.
THE COPYRIGHT LAW.
Anther and Publishers Acree Upon
Substitute for Pending Jlcuxarc.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27. The following
circular letter has been sent to United
States senators and representatives:
"At a conference comprising representa
tives of the American Newspaper Publish
ers Association, the American Publishers'
Copyright League, and the American
Authors Copyright League, held in New
York. February 21, 1S93, the following: sub
stitute for the proviso of the Covert bill
was unanimously agreed upon:
" "Provided, however, that in case of any
such infringement of the copyright of a
photograph made from any object not the
work of the fine arts, the sum to be re
covered in any action brought under the
provisions of this section shall be not less
than $100, nor more than $500; provided,
further, that in case of any such infringe
ment of the copyright of a painting-, draw
ing, statue, engraving; etching, print or
model, or design for the work of the fine
arts, or in case of any such infringement
of the- copyright of a work of the fine arts,
the sum to be recovered in an such action
Rhall be not less than $250 and not more
"This substitute is acceptable also to the
leading art publishers Vnd photographers.
It will relieve the newspapers of excessive
penalties, without endangering the securi
ty of copyright property. In behalf of the
three above-mentioned organizations, we
respectfully request your support to the
effort to pass the bill, as thus amended, at
the present session by unanimous con
sent." The letter Is signed by the secretaries of
the three organizations mentioned.
Various Matters Considered in the
Tvro Iloui.es of Conjure.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27.-ln the senate
today Allison introduced a bill to In
corporate the maritime canal of North
America, to authorise the construction
of navigable canals through the territory
of the United States between the Great
1-akee. the St. Lawrence river and tide
water in the Hudson river, and other
works necessary and desirable in connec
tion therewith: to regulate commerce on
and over sch canals and works and to
establish the same as military and post
roads. The capital stock of the canal
company is lixed at Slft.ttM.Ott. and a bond
ed indebtedness of 520O.fX).OOd is author
ised. The company is empowered to con
struct a canal from some point near the
head of tidewater navigation on the Hud
son to seme point on Lake Champlain.
also from some point at or near the head
of Lake Fraces to some point on the St.
Lawrence above the rapids, known as
the "Long Sault"; also from a point at or
noar Lewibton, on the Niagara river,
to pome point on the same river above the
falls, of dimensions sufficient to admit
of two of the largest vessels drawing 2d
feet of water and passing each other in
the channel at full speed. The plans for
the construction of this canal are to be
approved by the secretary of war. All
tolls are to be approved by .the Interstate
commerce commission. Work is to begin
within five years from the passage of the
aa, and the canal is to be completed In
18 years. There is no provision for the
guarantee of bonds by the government,
but the government may take possession
of the property at any time at a value to
be fixed by a board of arbitration.
Hatch of Missouri offered In the house
today a bill providing for the taking of
an annual agricultural census of the acre
age, production and farm value of the
principal agricultural crops produced
within the calendar year; of the number
and value of the principal kind of live
stock, and those slaughtered during the j
preceding year. The census is to be taken
on the 1st day of October of each year,
and a. sum sufficient to take the census is
authorized to be expended.
Senator Martin, from the committee on
public lands, today made a favorable re
port on the bill allowing a second home
stead entry to all persons who have lost
lands formerly entered through no fault
Senator Mitchell secured an amendment
to the sundry civil bill in the same lan
guage as reported by Hermann in the
house for a commission of engineers to
make an examination of Yaquina bay.
FIGHTING FOR THE RAILROADS.
Rellly Doing: Everything: to Have HI
IIIII Acted Upon.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. Chairman
Rellly, of the Pacific railroad committee,
and Senator Brice, chairman of the senate
committee, had a consultation last even
ing as to what could be done to secure
some railroad legislation before the close
of this session. They came to the conclu
sion that the only way In which they could
expect to accomplish anything was to add
an amendment in the senate to one of
the appropriation bills, which would in
itself be a sort of funding measure. The
California senators, however, are looking
out for any such attempt, and would be
sure to defeat it.
Rellly has been nagged by the railroad
lobbyists until he has become almost des
perate, and would jump at any possible
opportunity to get through some sort of
legislation favorable to the railroads be
tween now and March 4. The California
members are always on guard in the house
as well as in the senate, and he is not
likely to spring any sort of surprise on
them, as they keep thoroughly posted as
to his movements. Members of congress
generally do not take much stock in
Reilly's plan to attach his funding bill to
one of the appropriation bills, as they
feel it would certainly be defeated. "I
am sure that any such attempt would
fail," said Senator White. "Rellly evi
dently thinks he could put such an amend
ment on in the senate and that rather
than have the appropriation bill fail and
run the risk of having an extra session
called, the members of the house would al
low It to go through. We will take care
that no such amendment Is adopted."
"The house would never agree to any
appropriation bill with such an amend
ment attached." said Judge Maguire.
"However, I rely upon our senators to see
that it is not done."
OTHER CONGRESSIONAL NEWS.
Have Been Signed by Cleveland.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 27. The president
has signed acts to amend articles for the
government of the navy; to amend the
section relative to the sale of isolated
tracts of public lands: causing the delivery
of condemned cannon to certain Grand
Army of the Republic posts; to authorize
the construction of a bridge across the
Yellowstone river, Lawson county, Mont.;
to provide for the examination and classi
fication of mineral lands in Montana and
Idaho, and donating naval cannon to the
Oregon State Soldiers' Home, at Rose
burg. THE RACEW1NNERS.
ResnltN Yesterday at San Francisco,
Madison and New Orleans.
Good fields were the order of the day at
San Francisco yesterday, and the attend
ance was above the average, owing to the
gobd weather. In the first race McFar
lane. heavily-backed favorite, threw his
jockey just as the flag was dropped and
dumped a stack of money for his ad
mirers. Riley Grannan especially held
out merits In the fourth race, and was
backed In the books for several hundred
dollars. Pittsburg Phil was unfortunate
in the choice and lost a wad of money.
The betting was the heaviest of any day
of the meeting, and all the bookmakers
lost heavily. Two favorites won. These
were the winners on the various tracks:
At San Francisco Five furlongs, for
maidens. Wag in 1:02; six furlongs, sell
ing. Raindrop in 1:15; half-mile, for2-ycar-olds,
imp. Santa Bella. In 0:49; mile and a
sixteenth, handicap, Gordlus in l:4S?i; five
furlongs, selling, Tim Murphy in 1:00.
At Madison Four and a half furlongs,
Manola in 0:30; five furlongs, Belshazzar
in 1:07; four and a half furlongs, Shiloh
in 0:39; five and a half furlongs. Elk
ridge in 1:15; six furlongs, Heads or Tails
At New Orleans Five and a half fur
longs, Bird Catcher in 1:12; three fur
longs. Uncle Lew in 0:40V: six furlongs,
Jim T. in 1:20': six furlongs. Fidget in
1:21; fie and a half furlongs, Moloch in
A niK Card for Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 27. A special
race meeting has been arranged for Sat
urday afternoon at the Oakland trotting
park, at which several great trotters and
pacers will compete. Azole (2:0S4), who
beat all his competitors in 1S94, and
Klamath, the Pacific coast champion, are
to go a mile together, and Allx (2:G3),
queen of trotters, and Directly (2:07Vi),
the 2- and 3-year-old champion, will try
to lower their records. The crack pacer.
Flying Jib fl3SU). is also to race against
Elmer Edwards, bicyclist, who is to be
paced by four wheelmen.
The Tattcrsulls Sales.
NEW YORK. Feb. 27. The sale of fine
trotting stock under the direction of the
Tattersalls was made today. The prin
cipal sales were as follows:
Sister Lou, bv Durango-Venice, to J.
C. Peck, of East Orange, N. J. $630
Florence Zetland, by Sultan-Florence,
to M. C. S. Barr, jr., of Comaca,
N. Y. 600
Pixley, by Jay Gould-Lotto, to John
Mackin, of Philadelphia 3000
Monbars, by Eagle-Lady Maud, to P.
Dwyer, of New York 5000
No Racing: Today.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27. As a mark
of respect to the memory of Colonel
Thornton, late president of the Blood
Horse Association, there will be no racing
at the Bay District track tomorrow.
OTHER KIXDS OF SPORT.
Manhattan CInbM Boxing- Bouts.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27. The fourth sub
scription series of boxing bouts of the new
Manhattan Athletic Club took place to
night in the arena of the clubhouse on
Madison avenue. Moxey Hough, of
Brooklyn, fought a draw with Danny
Baugh, of Harlem. Kid McHartland de
feated Jack Burke, ot Mount Vernon.
Johnny Young and Charles Barret fought
a draw. Harry Fisher defeated Marcus
Wilson, of Indiana. George King was de
feated by Joe Harmon. The event of the
night was the final go between Tom
Hayes, of New York, and Stanton Ab
bott. The contest was a bout of six
rounds. The referee gave the fight to
He Now Has Morton's Autograph.
ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 27.-C W. Mc
Dade, who is walking around the world
from San Francisco, called on the gov
ernor this morning to obtain his auto
graph. He expects to reach San Fran
cisco on July 10.
The Crevr or the- Valkyrie.
LONDON, Feb. 27. Dunrarea consid
ers 43 men sufficient to work a yacht the
size of the Valkyrie, ard may object to
the America cup defender having more.
FKOI SECOND HA.NDS
ALLEGED DETAILS OF THE LAST
AFFAIR AT BLUEFIELDS.
An American Vessel Wa Landing;
Anas "When She "Was Fired I'pou
by the British Vessels.
NEW YORK. Feb. 27. The World this
morning prints the following from Colon:
"The Faith, a coasting sloop which ar
rived here yesterday from Bocas del Toro,
brought the news of the conflict at Blue
fields. The Faith met two British schoon
ers, the Dauntless and The Brothers, at
BocasdelToro. The masters of the schoon
ers reported that while they were at Blue
fields, about two weeks before, an Ameri
can ship, whose name they did not know,
arrived there. The British consul at Blue
fields was informed that she had arms on
board. The American ship left Bluefields
for Cape Craclas Adios, north of Blue
fields. A British man-of-war followed her
there, and found her landing two boat
loads of arms. The Britishers fired on her,
carrying away her mast."
The' Voters to Decide.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. No reliance is
placed here on the vague report cabled
from Colon that a British warship had
disabled an American vessel at Bluefields.
The United States warship Atlanta is the
nearest American vessel to Bluefields.
She has been at Colon since January 26,
having visited the Mosquito coast about
the first of the year, when Captain Crom
well, of the cruiser, officially reported
peaceful conditions in the state. Navy of
ficials pronounce the report highly im
probable, and announce that no action
will be taken upon the rumor. They do
not believe that any British vessels are
at Bluefields. The war sloop Pelican
touched there January 18, soon after the
Atlanta left. She Is a little vessel of 11S0
tons, similar to the Castine and Machlas.
The only other British vessel in the neigh
borhood is the gunboat Partridge, which
is smaller than the naval academy prac
tice ship Bancroft. She was at Belize
January 23, and is probably still there. If
any American vessel has sunk at Blue
fields, it must have been a fruit steamer
or some smaller craft, and Washington
officials are confident that the casualty
could not have been Intentionally caused
by a British national vessel. If It subse
quently appears that a state of disorder
exists at Bluefields, the Atlanta can go
there in two days.
BOYCOTT OX AMERICAN PRODUCTS.
France Ac-ninst Cattle and Germany
Against Dried Apples.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. The secretary
of agriculture was today shown the dis
patch from Paris, stating that the United
States embassy to France would protest
against the decree adopted by the French
cabinet, prohibiting the importation into
France of American cattle on account of
the prevalence of Texas fever and pleuro
pneumonia. The secretary said he had
confined himself to advising the state de
partment as to the facts, which were
that the condition of our cattle does not
justify any action on part of any country
restricting imports of American cattle.
The secretary added:
"The condition of our cattle,, and the
extent and character of our inspection
system, make the allegation that such re
striction is required for sanitary reasons
the merest pretense. We have better
opportunities now than ever for knowing
the condition of our cattle, for we are in
specting more than ever before 12,000,000
head last year. Moreover, that Germany
and France have confidence In the ef
ficiency of our Inspection, is, shown by the
enormous increase in our export? of in
spected pork to these countries. These
have increased in the past few months
more than 20 per cent, over the exports of
the corresponding period a year ago, and
the inspection was microscopic."
Consul Waller reports to the state de
partment that an order has just been is
sued by the police administration of Co
logne, and published In the local news
pepers, warning the people against eat
ing American dried apples. It says that
large quantities of such apples, chiefly of
American origin, are offered for sale
which contain a larger or smaller amount
of zinc Of 13 samples, 11 contained zinc.
, The order further says that the Amer
icans dry their fruit on zinc netting, in
stead of on wooden racks, as in Germany.
Continuing, the mayor's orders say:
"I, therefore, feel obliged to give strict
warning against the sale and eating of
American dried apples, and give notice to
those offering such article for sale that
they will be proceeded against in accord
ance with the Imperial law regulating the
trade in food and food products."
According to German statistics, there
were imported from the United States, in
1893, 29GS tons, and, in 1894, 2133 tons of
The reports by mail received at the
state department today from our consuls
in Cuba, show a deplorable state of af
fairs there. Consul-General Williams
sends a copy of a cablegram addressed by
the provincial deputation of Matanzas
February 16, to the representative of that
province in the cortes at Madrid, as fel
lows: "The Matanzes deputation deems the
sugar crisis most grave. It believes it is
impossible to finish the crop. The suspen
sion of all taxes oh Cuban sugar, with
its free admission into the peninsular
markets for one year, is, therefore,
Consul-General Williams, in comment
ing on this, says:
"This telegram expresses the apprehen
sion that the Cuban sugar planters, from
the low prices of sugar consequent upon
its over-production, may not beable to
finish their present crop, and asks for tho
suspension of all taxes on the manufac
ture of sugar and for its free admission
into the Spanish market for one year."
A report from Consul Baker, at Sagua
la Grande, says bankruptcy appears in
evitable for nine-tenths of the growers In
his district, and the mills may not finish
their grinding. He predicts that a long
continuance of the present conditions will
see "a direful and disastrous" state of af
fairs, even with the most prosperous
planters. The Impoverished condition of
the people is verified by the almost dally
suspension of well-known firms.
It has been stated that the report of
the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, of the bu
reau of education, on the "Introduction
of domesticated reindeer in Alaska," con
tained names of Eskimo villages on the
Alaska coast unfit to be translated Into
English. In the absence of Dr. Jackson,
in Carlisle, Pa., the explanation given at
Lthe bureau of education regarding these
names Is that they were furnished by
Henry D. Wolf, who has passed a great
many years in that part of Alaska. He
was regarded as a thoroughly reliable and
competent man. No one in this country,
it is stated, understood the Eskimo lan
guage sufficiently well to translate into
English. The only Eskimo-English vocab
ularies in existence are one made by John
W. Kelley, who spent several years near
Point Barrow, in charge of the whaling
station there, and another by Professor
Schultze, of Bethlehem. Va., compiled
chiefly from information obtained from
missionaries. No one in the bureau of
education is able to translate the names,
and the officials express doubt whether
Dr. Jackson could do so.
Tho sentiment expressed In an inter
view several days ago with Representa
tives Bland and Livingston that the
members of the democratic party who
are favorable to free silver propose mak
ing that the main issue in the Dresidentiai
I elections of next year, will be followed
this week by a meeting of representatives
and senators who favor the free coinage
of stiver. It is expected that this meet
ing will be largely attended. It is the in
tention of its promoters to issue a call
stating that a majority of the demo
cratic party desire free coinage, and that
they have been misrepresented by the
minority, who have thus far committed
the party to the single gold standard. It
is understood that the call has been al
ready written, but the authors decline to
give publicity to it until it shall have
been formally approved at the forthcom
An 18-inch. Harveyized plate, typical of
about 300 tons of the side armor of the
battleship Oregon, has reached the Wash
ington navyyard from the Carnegie works,
and will be taken to Indian head for a
ballistic test the latter part of this week.
This represents the last installment of
heavy armor on outstanding contracts for
TO GO AFTER SEA-OTTER.
The Government to BcCnuncii More
Trouble by the C. G. White.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 27. The North
American Commercial Company's schoon
er C. G. White will sail today on a sea
otter hunting expedition to Alaska. She
carries 25 men, rifles and the usual out
lit, also four engineers for the steam
launches which the company uses in
preference to the slow-moving canoes of
the Indian hunters, who are supposed to
do the hunting for the pelt of the exceed
ingly valuable sea otter.
The revenue laws are most stringent
on the point that no white man shall kill
or capture this animal In the waters of
Behrlng sea and along the Alaskan coast,
but the C. G. White has signed proscribed
hunters here, who will receive 57 50 for
every skin they bring over the side of the
schooner. Moreover, they are provided
with a stock of new Winchester rifles,
the use of which will make the vessel li
able to seizure, as only clubs, spears and
shotguns are to be used by the Indians,
who alone are permitted to hunt.
The launch engineers are employed at
$40 a month for the season, and with
these small, swift steamers darting among
the coves and inlets of the hunting
grounds the chances of the otter to es
cape and of the Indian to realize wages
from its capture are reduced to a mini
mum, though it has been the intention
of the government to leave the sea otter
The schooner White has caused the gov
ernment a great deal of trouble and has
twice been seized for illegal hunting.
The schooner-yacht Rattler, owned by
the Pacific Trading Company, is also fit
ting out for an otter-hunting cruise.
Government to Send the Corvrin
Xorth to Rrcnlc Up the Traffic.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb- 27. The whisky
smuggling traffic has grown to such enor
mous proportions in Alaska that Uncle
Sam has decided to resort to heroic treat
ment. The revenue cutter Corwin has
been quietly fitting out for a cruise for
several weeks past. The Corwin tomor
row sails for the North, and It has leaked
out that she has been specially detailed
to patrol the Alaskan coast from Sitka
north, and to keep an eye out for illicit
traders. The whalers and sealers fitting
out for theirannual voyages to the frozen
zone will be the object of special atten
tion at the hands of the Corwin's of
ficers, and In all probability most of them
will be overhauled and thoroughly
searched before they have an opportunlty
of landing their countraband wares, if
they have any such on board.
OTHER NATIONAL NEWS.
No News From BlLelielris.
WASHINGTON,, Feb. 27. Officials of
the state and n'ayy departments are dis
posed to discre-the story that there
has been troubloat Bluefields. There is
no warship nearer that point than the
Atlanta, which has been at Colon several
weeks. Her commander's report showed
everything quiet at the ports he visited.
It is assumed he Is In a position to hear
as promptly as any one of the reported
trouble at Bluefields. There are a few
American vessels plying between Blue
fields and the United States engaged in
tropical trade, but officials here cannot
conceive any reason why they should be
interfered with in a hostile way by any
British man-of-war, and the belief is that
if any ships have been disabled as re
ported, it must be the result of accident.
The Last Loan In England.
LONDON. Feb. 27. It is officially stated
that subscriptions to the American loan
amounted to nearly COO,000,000. Every ap
plicant for the new bonds received some
thing, and, with the exceptions men
tioned by the Pall Mall Gazette, there is
general satisfaction. All the news
papers commend the manner in which the
Rothschilds handled, the loan.
From Every Standpoint,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. At the Nation
al Couiicil of Women at this morning's ses
sion "dress" from every standpoint was
considered, and the audience seemed to
take particular delight in the statement
of one of the speakers that the dress worn
by men was comfortable, but certainly
was not beautiful. In presenting the sub
ject. President Sewall said that from the
time Eve plucked the first fig leaf to the
present dress had been the most interest
ing and perplexing subject for woman.
Dnirymcn in Session.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. The National
Dairymen's Association met for its second
day's session this morning and took a re
cess to enable the president and, other
members to call on Speaker Crisp and
ask him to set apart a day for the con
sideration of the Grout oleomargarine bill
In the house.
TO FURNISH SEED GRAIN
It "Will Be for the Destitute Farmers
OMAHA, Feb. 27. The destitute farmers
ot Nebraska are accepting the proposi
tion of the Chicago board of trade to
furnish them with seed grain, to be paid
for when the crop is sold. This will in
volve $1,000,000. The board has formed a
syndicate to handle the matter. Mass
meetings all over the state indicate a
disposition to accept the offer. W. A.
Paxton, the Omaha philanthropist, today
received this letter from P. D. Armour:
"The Chicago board or trade Is making
efforts to raise large funds to supply seed
wheat to the Nebraska farmers. Do you
think It Is the proper thing to do, and is
such relief necessary?"
Mr. Paxton wired a favorable reply.
Balloting- for a Congressman.
GALVA. 111., Feb. 27. The Tenth dis
trict republican convention has been in
session here since yesterday morning, and
seems to be hopelessly deadlocked. So far
all ballots taken have resulted the same
as on the first ballot:
Post SOiRamscy 23
McKlnney 16Hammon 10
The Unfrocked Priest.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 27. The board
of managers of the Young Men's Hebrew
Association, which ha a lease of the hall
of Masonic temple, canceled the contract
with Slattery. the ex-priest, on the ground
that the latter's language was calculated
to incite riot.
Little Rock's Determined Citizens.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark.. Feb. 27. Owing
to recent hold-ups In the streets of this
city the streets were patrolled last night
by a committee of citizens. Fifty arrests
were made of persons found on the streets
after 9 P. JL, who could not give a satls-
l factory account of themselves.
AT A GOOD OLD AGEl
DEATH OF GENERAL BRAY.MA.N", EX
"Well-lvnoTvn Lawyer, the Oldest
Editor and Oldest Mason In the
KANSAS CITY, Feb. 27.-Ger.eral Mason
Brayman, aged 81 years, ex-governor of
Idaho, the oldest Mason In the United
States, and former associate in legal
practice with Abraham Lincoln, died here
today at the home of his son-in-law,
Theodore Gowdy, of Bright's disease. The
funeral services will be held tomorrow and
the body taken to Ripon, Wis., to be in
terred by the side of the deceased's wife.
He leaves two children, Mrs. Theodore
Gowdy,' of this city, and a married
daughter in San Diego.
(General Brayman was born In 1S13, in
Buffalo, N. Y. In 1833 he was admitted
to the bar. He then went to Louisville,
where he edited a paper and practiced law.
He alternated between the two profes
sions, obtaining eminence In both. In 1S42
he removed to Springfield, 111., and began
the practice of law. While In Springfield,
he was a neighbor of Lincoln and was as
sociated with him In many cases. The in
timacy begun then continued until Lin
coln's death. In 1S61 General Brayman en
listed as major in the Twenty-ninth Illi
nois infantry, commending forces under
General Grant. He served with honor and
received promotion rapidly. He was mus
tered out at the close of the war as brevet-major-general.
At the close of the war.
he returned to Springfield. In 1873 he went
to Ripon, Wis., where he gained fresh
legal honors. In lS7o President Grant
appointed him goernor Idaho. In
the year 1850 he returned to Ripon,
where he began anew the practice of law.
But falling health caused his retirement,
and in 18S3 he came to Kansas City, where
he made his nome with his daughter until
his death. General Brayman was the old
est editor and oldest Mason In the United
States. He was the special state pros
ecutor for Illinois in the famous troubles
with the Mormons, and conducted the ne
gotiations which eventually led to their
leaving for the West. Brigham Young is
said to have attempted to take his life.)
Head of the Catholic Church In
Xorthern California anil Xevnda.
SACRAMENTO. Feb. 27. Bishop Man
ogue, of the northern diocese of Califor
nia and Nevada, died at his home in this
city thl3 morning, after a protracted ill
ness. The bishop was one of the most
highly esteemed members of the Catholic
church in the state, having thousands of
friends and acquaintances to whom the
newa of his death will bring deep sorrow.
Among the monuments left to his mem
ory is the Roman Catholic cathedral in
this city, a structure costing nearly $250,
000, which was partly raised by cltzens
and the balance by the bishop. The
deceased was a priest at Virginia City
when that place was at the height of its
(Patrick Manogue was born in Desert,
County Kildare, Ireland, In 1S31. He
studied classics and mathematics in a col
lege in Callan. County Kilkenny, emi
grated to the United States in 1836. and
entered the University of St. Mary of the
Lake, Chicago, where he followed a course
of theology and philosophy. After gradu
ation he went to California, and was for
some time superintendent and part owner
of a mine in Moore's flat, Nevada county,
but he afterward disposed of his interests
and sailed for Europe, where he prepared
for the priesthood in the Sulplcian sem
inary, Paris, and wa3 ordained in 1861.
He was appointed pastor of Virginia City
In 1862, with jurisdiction over almost the
entire country which now forms the
state of Nevada, and where he continued
during his missionary life. He acquired
great influence among the miners of this
region, and also won the affection of the
Piute Indians, large numbers of whom
became converts. He was for several
years vicar-general of the diocese of Grass
Valley, and was Its administrator during
the bishop's absence. He built one of the
finest churches on the Pacific coast in Vir
ginia City. In 1890 he was appointed co
adjutor bishop of the diocese, and was
consecrated bishop of Ceramos in parti
bus infidellum. January 16, 1SS1. In 1SS4
he succeeded Bishop O'Connell. His dio
cese in ISSS contained 12 religious institu
tions, with three asylums, a hospital, 37
churches, 73 stations, and a Roman Catho
lic population of 10,000.
OTHER SICK AXD DEAD.
Dropped Dead at a Funeral.
DETROIT. Feb. 27. Adjutant-General
Eaton, of the governor's state military
staff, dropped dead this afternoon from
heart disease, while attending the funeral
of Green Pack, late president of the De
troit Railway Company, in company with
Governor Rich and several state officers.
Sir "William Mnnuluf;.
SYDNEY. N. S. W., Feb. 27. Sir Will
lam Manning died here last evening. He
was 84 years old. He had been solicitor
general, attorney-general, judge of the
supreme court, and a member of the leg
islative council of New South Wales.
.Tad Re Briglium of Massachusetts.
SALEM, Mass., Feb. 27. Lincoln Flagg
Brigham, ex-chief justice of the superior
court, died at his home here today. He
was born in Cambridge October 4, 1819.
Distlnpruished Author and Scholar.
LONDON, Feb. 27. John Blackie. the
distinguished author and Greek and Latin
scholar, is seriously ill.
Four Masked Men Crnelly Beat and
Kick Tito "Women.
MUNCIE, Ind.. Feb. 27. Today Judge
Bemheyer issued warants for the arrest of
Arthur Shroy, Walter Berry, Elmer Bales
and Rolley Wright. This is the outcome
of a sensational "whitecapping" attack
last night at Granville, a small city 10
miles northeast, upon Mrs. Amanda Ham
ilton, a widow, aged 33; her mother, Mrs.
Eliza Graham, aged 63, and her two sons,
Warren and Clay Hamilton. Late at night
four men called and demanded that they
be admitted. The door was opened, and
they entered. They wore masks and were
otherwise disguised. They knocked Mrs.
Hamilton down and beat and kicked her
in a frightful manner. She is injured in
ternally, and may not recover. The moth
er was next attacked, and she 13 In a
critical condition. The sons jumped on the
bed and attempted to protect their moth
er, but were soon overpowered, and re
ceived a hard beating. Louis Rees, a
neighbor, hastened to the house, and was
also treated to a beating. He is now con
fined to his home. The four men then
left. Mrs. Hamilton and Mrs. Rees claim
they recognized the men as the ones above
named. The reason for the attack is not
Cntholics Have the Records.
YOUNGSTOWN, O.. Feb. 27. The rec
ords cf the local American Protective
Association are said to be in the hands of
the Catholics. The records are very vol
uminous, and the role is said to contain
1200 names, including ministers, merchants
and men in every walk of life.
"Whereabouts of the Chinese.
LONDON, Feb. 27. The Times corre
spondent in Hal-Cheng says:
"The Chinese are now between the
Liao-Yang and Liao-Lln rivers. Their
force has been Increased to 50,000. Sixteen
thousand of them have been seen in the
vicinity of Hal-Cheng since the 21st, but
there has been no serious attack."
Japanese Leaving- Wcl-Hai-Wci.
CHE-FOO, Feb. 27. The Japanese are
1 evacuating their advanced positions at
Wei-Hal-Wci. Xing-Hal. a town lying
about midway between Wel-Hal-Wel and
this city, has been abandoned. The great
er part of the Japanese army has been
embarked upon transports, which have
left Wel-Hal-Wel for Tallen-Wan, on the
Liau-Tong peninsula, almost directly
across the Gulf of Pe-Chi-Li from Wel-Hal-Wel.
WHAT WAS IT BEGUN FOR
Revolution in Cuba Already
Seems to Be Done for.
HAVANA, Feb. 27. News received from
Santiago de Cuba this evening shows that
the insurgents wish to treat with the gov
ernment. The rioters in Balre. in the
province of Santiago de Cuba, have signi
fied, through their leader, Rubi, that they
would like to arrange an Interview be
tween the provincial governor, Capriles,
and delegates whom they would choose
to define their attitude to the authorities.
They profess a desire to discuss the re
form for which they took up arms, but.
In reality, they probably wish to secure
a promise of clemency in return for their
immediate submission. The insunrent
bands from Vequlta and Bueyclto will j
Rubi's men. The Insurgents in Bayamo
have made the same advances to Govern
or Capriles as have those in Balre. The
Guantanamo Insurgents are fleeing from
the military. They have offered little or
no resistance, and are now dispersing
and seeking refuge from their pursuers.
The bands at Ybarra and Jaquay Grande,
in the province of Matanzas, stood
their ground. They have been attacked
by troops, but the results of the conflicts
have not been made known. The regi
ment Maria Christina started today for
Santiago de Cuba.
The home-rule party here condemn un
stintedly the action of the insurgents.
They say the movement is ill-timed, hope
less and round to defer the hopes of
Cuba's best friends. They regard the
leaders, who are not brigands, as devoted
but hot-headed patriots, who hsve taken
desperate chances rather than wait for a
Insurrection, Not Revolution.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. Minister Mu
ruagua, of Spain, tonight said he had re
ceived a message from Key West an
nouncing that a party of filibusters had
organized there and were to start for
Cuba to stir up a revolution in the Island.
The minister's dispatch said the United
States revenue cutter, which is usually on
duty at Key West, was absent from Its
post and that there was no force on hand
to prevent the threatened Invasion. The
dispatch gave no particulars as to the
strength of the party or the vessels it had
secured to carry it to Cuba. The exact
time of its starting was apparently un
known, but it was expected to start soon.
Discussing the matter tonight, Senor JIu
"The report that there is a revolution in
Cuba is untrue. There have been only
two or three unimportant outbreaks. The
insurrectionists have no leaders and no
organization, and can do nothing."
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. - Secretary
Gicsham today received a cable from
Consul-General Williams, at Havana, say
ing that, owing to the continuance of
the rebellion near Santiago de Cuba and
Matanzas, which began February 24, the
governor-general has issued a proclama
tion declaring those provinces in a state
of war. The civil authorities continue in
the exercise of their functions, arfd offer
full pardon to all insurgents who submit
to the legal authorities within eight days;
that the rest of the island is tranquil,
and that all recognized political parties
have given support to the government.
In Pursuit of Insurgents.
MADRID, Feb. 27. At a cabinet council
this evening Senor Abarzuza, minister of
the colonies, read a dispatch from the
governor-general of Cuba, saying that
General La Chambre- hard been sent with
several columns In pursuit of the armed
bands of insurgents in the' province of
Santiago de Cuba. The police had dis
persed the band in the province of Matan
zas, the dispatch adds, and the rebels lost
two killed and three of their number were
taken prisoners. The insurgents at Guan
tanamo, a short distance east of the city
of Santiago de Cuba, have dispersed.
Garcia and a. Companion Shot.
HAVANA. Feb. 27. Garcia, a famous
Cuban bandit, and a companion were to
day shot in Havana by the government
soldiers. Martial law is enforced in the
province, and no messages, save under
government sanction, can be sent. Marti,
the revolutionary chief, and General Go
mez are reported to be on the island.
"Wife, DnnRhtcr and Himself.
HOISSINGTON. Kan., Feb. 27. Crazed
with liquor, John H. Herres, a shoemak
er, this evening fatally stabbed his wife,
killed h's daughter Fannie, and then com
mitted suicide. A shoeknife was used to
commit the crime.
Frisrhtened the Passengers Into
Prayer, but Secured no Money.
DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 27. Tonight at S
o'clock the north-bound Houston & Texas
Central train was stopped at Its intersec
tion with the Misouri, Kansas & Texas,
five miles north of here, and was held up
by seven highwaymen, who covered the
engineer with six-shocters. They then
forced a porter to uncouple the train from
the engine, baggage and express car.
Three robbers stepped into the cab and
forced the engineer to pull a distance of
half a mile. Here they compelled Ex
press Messenger A. H. Harris, of Wells,
Fargo & Co., to open his door and safe
and tear open the packages. There was
no money, but the robbers took the ex
press messenger's pistol. They then shot
away the headlight, and ordered the en
gineer to back his train. In doing so the
engine collided with the rest of the train,
wrecking the bumpers, but not injuring
the passengera. On the train was a party
of ladles returning from the Moody meet
ing being held here. They all went to
praying, one of them leading with:
"Oh, Lord, thou who rescued Daniel
from the lion's den, deliver us, we be
seech thee, from the hands of these ban
dits." The sheriff Is out trying to run down the
robbers. They secured no money.
II raphes and His Canu Run Down.
CHECOTAH, I. T., Feb. 27. Detective
Farmer, Deputies Williams and Brittain.
of Fort Worth, Texas; Deputy James
Nakedhead, ot Muskcgee, and Deputies
McKeegan and Hoosey, with a posse, con
sisting of R. A. McLean and the Palmer
brothers, of Checotah, surrounded a house
at Brush Hill, occupied by Ben Hughes
and Jeff Southcrd, who' are wanted for
the Gordan, Texas, train robbery, Octo
ber 19, last. A hot fight ensued, In which
Nakedhead a Cherokee, was instantly
killed. Hughes was captured after being
shot through the arm. Southerd, whose
name is supposed to be Silvers, escaped.
Sam Baker was also arrested, but will
prove an alibi. Hughes was once sent
up 'for 13 yea-s for train robbery at the
same place several years ago. but after
a new trial, was acquitted. Detective Far
mer has followed Hughes and his gang
for months and says the capture is an
important one. Nakedhead, who was an
Indian policeman and a deputy marshal,
was fearless, his bravery having cost him
his life. More arrests may follow as soon
as other membera of the gang are located.
The Race May Be Postponed.
LONDON, Feb. 27. In consequence of
the loss of copper in the Bay of Biscay,
the yacht Ailsa Is not likely to meet the
Prince of Wales' Britannia at Cannes
before March 6.
A Verdict Against Cherokee Bill."
FORT SMITH, Ark., Feb. 27. In the
United States court today the jury re
turned a verdict against the outlaw
"Cherokee Bill," guilty of murder.
THE SENATE DEBATE
(Continued from First Page.)
of the present senator, and he heartily
supported the greenback legislation. 1C
was Allen G. Thurman. of Ohio."
"I do not question the democracy of
Allen G. Thurman." said Hill, "but I
sometimes think our Western friends get
unsound on questions of finance."
"And we return the Western compliment
to you of the East," said Voorhecs.
Hill dosed with an earnest appeal
agaist the financial policy. Then Teller
briefly criticized the amendment, and
closed with a motion to lay the amend
ment on the table. Then Gorman said
he desired a final word. He said that, in
view ot the statements made during the
debate, and also of the intimations Of ob
struction, he was authorized by the com
mittee on appropriations to withdraw the
pending fin mcial amendment.
Mills at once offered an amendment re
pealing all laws giving authority for the
issue of bonds, and Aldrich made a
point of ored against the amendment a3
The chair has no hesitancy in reaching
a conclusion." said the vice-president, as
he ordered the rule to be read, adding:
"Under that rule the chair holds that,
the amendment Is general legislation and
is not In order."
"But the time will come and come
soon." said Mills, "when this question will
have to be met and voted on in the sen
ate.' This closed the financial debate.
Tne senate then turned its attention to
the routine matters of the sundry civil
bill, and, after a long debate, struck;
out the entire section transferring the
Fort Leavenworth military prison to the
department of justice.
Wolcott offered the amendment hereto
fore proposed for a committee of nine to
repre&ent the United States at an inter
national monetary commission, three to
be named by the president, three by the
senate and three by the tiouse. Allen
made a point cf order against the pro
vision on the ground It was general legis
lation. The point was overruled and the
amendment agreed to without debate.
Morrill offered an amendment appropri
ating $60,060 for fire proofing the roof and
other portions of Statuary hall In the
capitol building, and preparing the oKl
gallery for the reception of statuary- Thl
was agreed to, and then, on motion of
Piatt, an amendment was agreed to con
tinuing the work of the Dawes Indian
commission, appropriating $30,000 there
for, and authorizing the president to ap
point two additional members of the com
mission. On motion of Pascoe an amendment wa.i
agreed to appropriating $20,COO to enable
a board of engineer 'officers of the army
to ascertain the feasibility and cost of ther
construction and completion ot the Nicar
agua canal as proposed in the bill already
passed by the senate. Then Bate offered
an amendment providing for a govern
ment exhibit at the Tennessee centennial
exposition in Nashville, in 1896. Chandler
said he had Intended to offer an amend
ment which would make the appropri
ation available when the stability of tho
Tennessee exposition was certified by II.
Clay Evans, governor of Tennessee, add
ing: "There are two governors In Tennessee,
two in South Carolina and two in Ala
bama. In each case, the person elected;
by the people is out of office and the one
not elected is in it. Further, it is not a.
question of color. I desire to submit some
remarks of a political character bearing
on the matters which I have alluded to,
which I hope to get In between action on
the appropriation bills and the close of the
Bate replied that he would not be be
trayed Into a discussion, and said it would
be time to cross that bridge when it is
reached. No action was taken on Bato'a
amendment, and it was left pending when
the senate adjourned.
Stewart ehtered a motion to reconsider
the motion providing for representation,
at an International monetary commission.
Then Wolcott secured the adoption of an
amendment appropriating $100,000 for be
ginning work on the Denver mint, and
the senate went into executive session,
and at 6:30 adjourned, with the under
standing that a vote on the bill is to be
had at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
A Boycott Against the AVar Cry.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 27. The boy
cott on the War Cry oy the typographical
union will probably ref-ult In nn organized
light against he Salvation Army by the
trades unions of the Pacific coast. Steps
are being tak2n by the union to accomplish.
this result and copies of their manifesto
calling on all members of unions to refrain
from having anything to do with the Sal
vation Army have been sent all over the
coast. A direct appeal has been made to
A Brovrer and a Suicide.
ROCK ISLAND, 111., Feb. 27. Albert
Braun. a capitalist, who has brewery in
terests in Seattle, and who was negoti
ating for a brewery at La Salle. 111., shot
himself through the heart tonight.
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