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THE SEALING QUESTION
The Bill Passed Its Second
Reading in Commons.
NO NEW QUESTIOiNS ARE RAISED
The Only Changes, as Compared With
the First Act, Were Introduced
at Canada's Suggestion.
'Loudon, Jane 20. The Behring sea
bill passed its second reading in the
house of oommons today. Sir Edward
Gray said the only changes made in
the bill, as compared with the first
Behriug sea bill, were introduoed in
order to meet the suggestions of Can
ada on the subject. The bill did not
raise new questions regarding the seal
fisheries, and he warned the house that
if the government was not allowed to
carry out the agreement with Russia,
very serious situations would arise re
specting the Western Pacific. Thomas
G. Bowles, representing Lynn Regis,
moved that the bill be referred to a se
lect committee for comparison with the
agreement with Russia, to asoertain
whether it is the same, as that of 1893.
Several conservatives' supported the
Sir Riohard Webster said that while
he disagreed with the motion that the
bill be referred to a select committee,
he thought the government ought to
give as muoh information as possible to
the house before the bill went into or
dinary committee, and promised to
allow full discussion of the measure.
For, he continued, though Russia never
advanced sach extravagant claims as
Anierioa, still she was entitled to know
the real position of affairs. He was
certain there was a strong feeling in
Canada that their interests were inade
quately watched at present. Therupon
Sir William Haroourt promised to
consider whether papers oould not be
submitted and whether the govern
ments could allow a full discussion of
the bill. Bovvle3 . then withdrew his
motion that the bill be referred to a
select committee. i
DRINK AND SPECULATION."
They Cause the Downfall of Omaha's
Omaha, June 20. City Treasurer
Henry Bollin is a defaulter. Experts
are" checking his books. The facts of
the shortage became known this morn
ing, and Bollin at once dsappeared,
leaving a note to his family sayiiig that
the hour had oome for him to die. His
bondsmen, who are liable to the
amount of $1,000,000, set the polioe to
looking for the man. Tonight he was
located in a suburban roadhouse drunk.
He was heavily armed and when . the
jofflcers appeared he attempted to draw
a revolver with which he declared he
intended to end his life. He surren
dered without a struggle. He is now
in his bondsmen's hands. They assert
they will give him a chanoe and , will
settle his shortage in full.
Bollin has been drinking heavily of
late and has also lost money in stock
speculation. Today, after the police
had surrendered Bollin to his bonds
men, they called a conference of the
city offloials. Bollin deolared that his
aooounts with the Midland State bank
would oheok up all right. : He admit
ted that he had drawn from the cash
aooounts, but insisted the defloienoy
oould not be. more than $10,000. To
night, Controller Olsen, after a hurried
cheoking of Bollin's accounts, reported
a shortage of $15,288 outside the
amount said to.be lacking in the -account
at the Midland State bank. The
deposited blanks indicated Bollin had
$19,000 deposited there, while the ao
tual deposit was only $10,000.
Ministry Threatens to Resign. '
Vienna, June 19. The semi-official
' Freedmanblatt today announces that
the ministry for Austria, presided over
by Prince Alfred Windischgratz, has
deoided to resign directly the German
party secedes from the coalition, whioh
' is expected to take place at any mo-went
THE GOULD - ESTATE.
A lieport to Be Made 'on the Expenses
New York, June 20. Surrogate Ran
som has granted the application of
George J. Gould and other executors of
the estate of the late Jay Gould, to
send back to David McClure, the ap
praiser, the question of the appraise
ment of the estate, so that a report can
be made on the expenses of adminis
tration. Mr. McClure, as appraiser,
reported some time ago that the value
of the personal property was $80,943,
580. The real estate was .valued at
about $2,000,000. The appraiser de
ducted the sum of $6,000,000 from the
personal property as an indebtedness
of the estate to George J. Gould. After
deducting other - payments, the total
value of the residuary state was placed
Mr. McClure did not make any al
lowances for the commissions of the
executors, or expenses of the adminis
tration of the estate. Fending a settle
ment of this question, the sum of $6,
000,000 was paid by the exeoutors into
the state treasury under protest as a
collateral inheritance tax.
Under the will, the four executors
reoeive each $10,000 a year as their
commission. In addition, the ex
penses of the estate will be about $250,
000. It is claimed for the estate that
all these expenses should be deducted
from the residue before any tax is
Latdlaw Has Secured Heavy Damages
Against the Millionaire.
New York, June 20. The fourth
suit of the trial of William B. Laid
law against Russell Sage for $50,000
ended today, the jury bringing in a
verdict in the plaintiff's favor for $40,-
000. The suit was for damages alleged
to have been sustained by Laidlaw on
account of Sage using him as a shield
againt Dynamiter Norooss' bomb.
Joseph H. Choate began for the
plaintiff. , He had a bible in his hand
and began his addre .s by reading from
it the parable of Dives and Lazarus.
"Why, gentlemen," said he, "sinoe
these trials have begun, I have fre
quently received anonymous letters
threatening me if I did not give up the
case, but I will never retire from it
until I see justice done the plaintiff.
What does this man care for a jury?
This poor, mangled being, Laidlaw,
for years has been carrying on this suit
against the great financial monster,
Sage. If I had known the attitude
Sage would have taken, I would have
made the claim for $100,000 instead of
OFF FOR THE M NES.
Farmers, Day Laborers and Boys Seek
ing the Yellow Metal.
Colfax, Wash., June 20. It is esti
mated that 1,000 men have gone from
various parts of Whitman county into
the mining regions within the past
three months prospecting. Men who
have heretofore worked on farms in
the capacity of hired help found little
or no demand for their services. At
wages ranging from 50 to 75 cents a
day, they managed to prooure a stake
to fit out for a prospecting trip. Many
small farmers as soon as their crops
were in, also picked up to go in search
for gold, expeoting, unless they found
something more profitable, to return in
time to care for harvesting their orops.
Even boys, who are out of employ
ment for a few weeks, go to the Snake
river placers and wash sands for the
yellow metal, which, in most oases
yields a fair remuneration for the la
bor expended. Almost every day dur
ing April and May, oould be seen pass
ing through town, camping outfits, on
pack horses or wagons, on their way to
Trail creek, the Hoodoo mines, Clear
water, Coeur d'Alenes or any other of
the dozen mining sections.
Street-Car Line Sued.
Chicago, June 20. M. A. Vizansky
began suit against the North Chicago
Street Railway Company in the super
ior court for $5,000 damages for injur
ies received in being put off one of the
company's cars by the conductor. The
plaintiff, who is a peddler 70 years of
age, says he boarded one of the com
pany's cars, and when the conductor
came around he handed him five pen
nies. The conduotor did not. want
pennies, and demanded a nickel, but
the plaintiff told him that pennies
were legal tender for any debt. The
oonductor said he would have his fare
in some other form or the plaintiff
would get off the car. Vizansky re
fused to get off, and the conductor, he
says, put him off and threw his basket
of wares into the street.
A Raise at J oliet.
Chicago, June 20. The Illinois Steel
Company has given notioe that on July
1,' a 10 per cent increase will be made
in the wages of the J oliet works, except
those working on a sliding scale.
San Francisco's School Census.
San Franoisco, June 17. The school
census of San Francisco shows there
are 84,088 boys and 84,546 girls at
tending the school of this city.
SHINGLE. MEN UNITED
An Association of Shippers
Formed at Seattle.
MUTUAL PROTECTION ITS AIM
Intended to Discourage Sale of Poor
Shingles and Protect the Makers
From Unscrupulous Dealers.
Seattle, June 19. At a meeting of
representatives of twenty-three firms of
Tacoma, Portland, Seattle and Mount
Vernon, which ship 80 per cent of the
ibingle output of the Pacifio North
west, the Pacifio Lumber & Shingle
Shippers' Association was organized
here today. The constitution and by
laws reported by the committee were
adopted, and officers were eleoted as
President, A. F. McLain, of S. A.
Gibbs & Co., of Tacoma; vice-president,
H. R. Duniway, Portland; secre
tary and treasurer, F. I. Curtis, Com
mercial Cedar Company, Seattle. Di
rectorsThe . ofiioers named, C. H.
Crane, of Seattle.and H. G. Foster, of
The association is intended to 'dis
courage the sale of poorly manufactur
ed shingles, as overdrying and the
putting of thin shingles in bunches
have caused considerable loss to trade.
It will issue a blacklist of Eastern buy-
ers who take advantage of the shipper's
distance from his market to put in
olaims for shortage, broken bunches,
etc. , and thus enforce deductions. As
it would involve costly litigation to
fight these claims, the shippers 'have
been in the babit of allowing these de
ductions, despite their injustice. The
association will also attend to relations
with the railroads, suoh as rates, sup
ply of oars, etc, yand will protect the
manufacturer against unscrupulous
The boycott declared by the Seattle
Shippers' , Association against the
Northern Pacifio railroad was also dis
cussed, but no action on the subject
, Owing to the greatly increased de
mand for lumber and the advance in
the price of logs, a meeting of Puget
sound sawmill men having facilities
for shipping by rail is to be held some
day next week to discuss the advis
ability of advancing prices.
CONTESTED ELECTION CASES.
Papers in the Four Contests Opened
Washington, June 19. Clerk Kerr,
of the house of representatives, today
opened the papers in the contested elec
tion case of Kirby vs. Abbott, from the
sixth Texas district; Rosenthal vs.
Crowley, from the tenth Texas district;
Thorpe vs. McKenny, from the fourth
Virginia distriot, and Booze vs. Rusk,
from the third Maryland distriot. The
papers in each instance were opened
in the presence of either of the parties
to the contest or their representatives,
and the ceremony consisted merely in
a hurried inspection of the documents,
which had been previously received
sealed by the clerk, and remained in
that condition in his office up to thi
time. After being opened the papers
were sent to the publio printer, by
whom they will be put in shape for the
convenience of the committee on elec
tions. As there are twenty-six con
tests to be settled by the next house, it
is evident that the elections committee
will find all the work it will care to
En Route to Tacoma for Deportation.
Chicago, June 19. United States
Deputy Marshals E. W. Bothwick and
James E. McMahon, of the southern
district of New York, arrived here yes
terday having in charge Lee Yuen, a
Chinaman they are taking to Tacoma
to ship baok to China. They took their
prisoner to the Harrison street station,
where he remained during the day, de
parting with the officors last night on a
west-bound train. Lee Yuen came to
America when 15 years old, remained
several days and returned to China.
He came back after the Chinese regis
tration law was adopted and was ar
rested in New York just after he had
opened a laundry on Mott street. A
long and bitterly-fought contest over
the constitutionality of the restriction
law resulted in a decision by Commis
sioner Shirleds, of the southern distriot
of New York, in which it was held
that Lee Yuen, despite . former resi
dence in the United States, came under
the provisions of the law and must go
back to his native land.
, The Equitable Fire Insurance.
New York, June 19. The World
will say tomorrow: A meeting of the
directors of the Equitable Fire Insur
ance Company was held yesterday, and
it was unanimously resolved to reor
ganize the company. It is understood
the directors agreed personally to as
sume payment of outstanding losses.
Mr. Staples, who was elected president,
it is said, will become the principal
backer of the new company.
MATERIAL FOR EUROPE.
A Pittsburg Company to Supply Alumi
Pittsburg, June 19. A Pittsburg
company will supply material for the
construction of torpedo boats for for
eign countries and other military con
trivances in use in England, Germany
and France. Captain A. E. Hunt who
secured the contracts has just returned
from Europe. He said:
"We have contracted to supply al
uminum for the building of second
class torpedo boats and for making
army canteens and other parts of sol
diers' equipment. It is desired by the
European governments to lighten the
amount of baggage which the soldier
must carry. At present his baggage is
much heavier than that carried by an
American soldier. . The aluminum tor
pedo boats will be carried on the larger
war vessels and will be raised and low
ered by machinery. The boats are
cigar-shaped and will be from 60 to
100 feet in length. They are to be
constructed entirely from aluminum
except their machinery. Each boat
will weigh when ready for sea from
twenty-five to seventy-five tons whioh
is only one-half as much as the same
sized boats built of steel would weigh.
They will be able to navigate both
under water and on the surface. For
eign governments are doing every
thing possible to lessen the burdens of
their infantrymen. We will make
canteens for the soldiers that will weigh
but one-third as much as the old-style
canteen. Other parts of an European
soldier's equipment that has heretofore
been made of iron will be replaced by
aluminum m the next few years. The
work of re-equipment is to be pushed
rapidly and will result in relieving in
fantrymen of many pounds of burden.
Our contracts are merely to furnish the
foreign military contractors with alum
inum plates which they will work into
suoh shapes as they desrie. The work
will keep our plant busy for the rest of
The amount of the contracts is un
derstood to be about $700,000. They
are in the nature of trial orders."
THE GERMAN AMBASSADOR.
Said to rave Made the Embassy the
Laughing-Stock of Berlin. - .. .
Washington, June 19. Comolaints
have reached here from the American
oolony in Berlin oonoerning the con
duct of General Theodore Runyon, the
United States ambassador to Berlin.
It is said that the New Jersey states
man has not only violated the rales of
the service and the principles of Jeffer
sonian simplicity, but has gone so far
as to make the embassy the laughing
stock not only of the American colony
but of the Germans as well. His lat
est innovation has been a regal court
carriage, Which he had expressly built.
He drives through the streets of Berlin
with two flunkies balancing their anat
omies on a limited foot board, the
driver on a tripod, seated on the Amer
ican flag, ostentatiously spread over his
seat, with all sorts of mysterious crests
and emblems, the meaning of which
must remain a Chinese mystery to an
The general has also resurrected an
old uniform which he uses instead of
the traditional evening dress, and the
German officials are in a ferment over
the discovery that it does not represent
his present rank in the regular army of
the United States.
Challenge Sent From England to the
London, June 19. The challenge
sent by the athletio clubs of Oxford
and Cambridge universities to the ath
letio clubs of Yale and Harvard are due
to reach New York June 20. One copy
was sent to the captain of the Yale
Athletio Club and another to the cap
tain of the Harvard club. The chal
lenge suggests an autumn meeting,
which may oome before or after the
events already agreed upon by the Lon
don Athletio Club and the New York
Athletio Club, as may hereafter be
deemed wise. . The challenge is sent
subject to all preliminaries being sat
isfactorily arranged. It was suggested
that the programme contain the fol
lowing events: .
Flat races, 100-yard dash, quarter
mile run, half-mile run, one-mile run
and three miles run; hurdle races, 100
yards, one aocording to English rules
and one aocording to American rules;
high jump, long jump, hammer throw,
and weight putting. . ' '
El Reno, O. T., June 19. Late rains
in Oklahoma have caused the rivers to
overflow badly. The North Canadian
is overflowing the. bottoms, and rising
rapidly. The Indians who prophesied
a flood are leaving the low lands,' and
insist that the flood is coming sure.
The South Canadian is a raging tor
rent, and is putting the gold-hunters
to muoh trouble, for they all have to
cross the El Reno bridge to reach the
fields. Five hundred and sixty-three
teams crossed the bridge in twenty-four
hours Sunday. The Washita river is
not fordable, but the prospectors are
swimming it. Two miners with outj
fits and a soldier bearing dispatches
have been drowned in the Washita
sinoe the raise.
LESS THAN EXPECTED
No Improvement in Customs
and Revenue Receipts.
DISBURSEMENTS ARE THE SAME
The Present Deficit, II owe ver, Is Ex
pected to Be Reduced by Cutting
Washington, June 18. The treasury
receipts from customs and internal rev
enue so far during June show an lm
provement over last month, while the
disbursements are practically the same.
The receipts from sugar importations
are surprisingly low, and expected
large increases from whisky withdraw
als have not materialized. .For the
first half of the present month the re
ceipts from customs amount to $6,224,
725, and from internal ' revenues
15,197,085, making the total receipts
from customs for the 111-2 months of
the fiscal year $146,843,697, and from
internal revenue sources $136,954,163.
During the last five months receipts
from customs and internal revenue,
June being estimated were as follows,
the first figures indicating the cus
toms: January, $17,316,916, $9,089,964;
February, $13,834,691, $8,860,460;
March, $14,929,729, $9,850,977; April,
$12,453,086, $10,648,880; May, $12,
474,558, $10,754,053; June, $18,000,
000, $11,000,000; totals, $153,618,862,
The present deficit of $48,400,950,
however, is lkely to be reduced by cut
ting off expenditures about $5,000,000
for the full fiscal year. Notwithstand
ing this showing for the year's opera
tions, there is no expectation from any
source of an extra session of congress
or another bond issue before the regular
meeting in December. Today the gold
reserve is about $99,500,000, with an
available cash balance of nearly $184,-
000,000, which is regarded as ample to
meet all ordinary demands. '
The spirit of confidence and security
which pervades the treasury depart
ment at this time is largely due to the
provision in tne last bond contract
obliging the syndicate to protect the gold
in the treasury from withdrawals for
export. The ability of the syndicate
to carry out this provision has been
amply demonstrated during the last
several months, when the rate of ex
change has at times ruled far above the
export per cent. This obligation can
not be discharged until December next.
At the present time the syndicate owes
the government about $7,500,000 on its
oun tract, and while the entire issue of
bonds has been taken in London, de
liveries will be made only as fast as
gold is deposited. . .
WEEKLY SALMON REPORT.
Fishing on Lower, Columbia Continued
Good Last Week.
Astoria, Or., June 17. The Astor-
ian's weekly salmon report says in
Fishing on the Lower Columbia
has continued good during the past
week. Up to Wednesday returns at
all the canneries were good, fish aver
aging fifteen to the boat with an aver
age weight of twenty-nine pounds.
Since then, however, they have contin
ued to fall off, and the day's returns
since were the dullest for several weeks.
Traps . are not running at all well.
Seining oontinues to - improve, and
will no doubt show good results from
now until the end of the season. The
chinooks are all of a splendid color,
with flesh plump and firm. The mid
dle river canneries are averaging 150
cases of fish per day. At the cascades
and dalles work still continues very
slack, and nearly all that is being done
is being accomplished by seines. Blue
backs are gradually beginning to ap
pear in the river, but cannot attain
anything like the ordinary proportions
before the close of , the season. Steel
heads are showing up a little better
every day. Prioes on Columbia river
salmon continue to hold firm every
where, with increased demands notably
in the extreme Eastern centers. Brit
ish Columbia canners report no pros
pect of a catch till July. The few
now being packed on the Fraser are
utilized for cold storage. "
An Expensive Work Begun.
New York, June 17i Work has at
last been begun on the North river
bridge. Men are now sounding for a
foundation at Garden and Twelfth
streets, Hoboken. They will dig until
they reach solid rock. . It is purposed
to extend the anchorage westward from
Garden street, cutting through the
heights. ' The anchorage of the cable
will be at Bloomfield and Twelfth
streets. Retaining walls will cost be
tween $6,000,000 and $8,000,000.
Cannot Tax Oregon Grain.
San Francisco, June 17- Attorney
Ford, of the board of harbor commission
ers, has rendered an opinion to the
effect that the commissioners have no
right under the law to impose any'thing
savoring of a tax on outside grain. The
opinion was the result of an attempt
made by Commissioner Conlon to tax
Oregon flour and wheat which came
into this port.
A Credit to the Country.
San Francisco, June 20. Lieuten-
ant-General Schofield, who is inspect
ing the fortifications of the city, says
he is pleased beyond expression at the
advancement in this line.
"The work oompleted, and that now
under construction," said he, "is a
marvel of perfection. - No better exists
in the United States, and when the
batteries are oompleted and equipped
they will be a credit to the country.
If the present recommendation and in
tent of the war department is carried
out, and there is no reasons to doubt
that it will be, there will be one con
tinuous chain of batteries extending
from the Cliff House to Fort Winfleld
Scott. These batteries of modern mor
tars and improved guns will make it
impossible for the warships of an en
emy to sail through the Golden Gate."
A Topheavy Cruiser.
San Franoisoo, June 19. The naval
reserve has just returned from its an
nual cruise on the United States cruiser
Olympia, and an evening paper says
that the citizen marines discovered that
the Olympia is so topheavj that both
her officers and men are afraid of hor.
She is said to have behaved in an
alarming manner on her t.ip to Santa '
Cruz. ' Even in that comparatively
smooth summer sea, she rolled badly,
showing, it is stated, a lack of stability
and a topheaviness that is ominons of
disaster in case of heavy sea, presaging
the fate of that ill-fated British war
ship, the Captain, which turned turtle
in the bay of Biscay and went down
with all hands.
General Harrison's Fee.
Richmond, Ind., June 20. The first
authentio information with regard to
the fees charged by the attorneys in
the great Morrison will case, in whioh
ex-President Harrison was so long en
gaged here, has just been given to the
publio. General Harrison received
$16,000; Ferdinand Winter, of Indian
apolis, $6,500, and the other four attor
neys for the plaintiff $7,500 each. The
attorneys for the defense will reoeive
the following: Congressman H. J.
Johnson, $12,000, and the other three
$10,000, $8,000 and $7,500 respective
ly. This makes the total $90,000,
which is nearly one-sixth of the value
of the entire estate causing the litiga
tion. San Francisco's Streets.
San Francisco, June 20. City offi
cials are filing with Registar Broder-.
ick their estimates of what it will cost
the various departments during the
next fiscal year. Superintendent of
Streets Ashworth filed a modest re
quest for $1,485,933 to properly con
duct his office. Of this amount $32,-
500 is for salaries, and the rest goes
for improvement of streets and publio
squares. The fight for good streets re
cently inaugurated by the wheelmen is
at the bottom of the whole thing, and
if this amount is allowed San Fran
oisco cyclists will have the best streets
in the country to ride over.
Filed a Writ of Error.
Washington, June 19. Counsel for
E. R. Chapman, the New York broker
indioted for refusal to answer questions
propounded by the senate sugar in-,
vestigating committee, today filed with
the clerk of the United States supreme
court a writ of error to bring up for re
view the decision of the district court
of appeals, refusing to grant his peti
tion for a writ of prohibition'to prevent
his case being tried by Judge Cole in
the district court. It is supposed at
the supieme court that the effect of to
day's proceedings will be to stay the
trial until the supreme court acts on
The Telephone l'utents.
Boston, June 17. A decision of the
United States court, reversing a de
cision in the circuit court, and order
ing a new trial in the case of the
United States vs. the Bell Telephone
Company, as assignees of the Emil Ber
liner patents, was handed down late
this afternoon. . The suit was on a bill
in equity praying that the patents is
sued November 17, 1891, to the Ameri
can Bell Telephone Company, as as- '
signee of Berliner, in all things is re
called, repealed and decreed absolutely
null. The lower court ' sustained the
prayer. . '
Practice For the .Naval Reserve.
San Francisco, June 14. The United
States cruiser Olympia left this even
ing for Santa Cruz, having on board a
battalion of the naval reserve. The
offioers objected to the cruise, declar
ing that their ship should not be turned
into an excursion boat; but when the
naval reserve officers appealed to Secre
tary Herbert,, he made the desired or
Across the Atlantic in a Sloop. ,
New York, June 15. Robert Mo
Callum, the' daring young Scotchman,
who will make the attempt to cross the
Atlantio in a 22-foot sloop, has begun
his perilous journey. His only com
panion is his black Scotch terrier
"Jack." The start was made at 11:25
A. M. If the lad completes the jour
ney, which he expects to do, in forty
five days, he will receive $5,000 and
a gold medal. .
General von Hanneken, who has
played so great a part in the Japan
Chinese war, is on his way back to his
home in Germany.