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patlsmoufli Journal
C W. 8IIERUAX. rabllahrr.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Secular Session.
ON the 7th a motion to consider the Chinese
treaty in open session was debated in the
United States senate but was not disposed of
....In the house a bill was introduced to pro
vide for the coinage of standard silver dollars
; and for the issue of new bonds in lieu of bonds
heretofore authorized.
in the senate on the 8th Senator Hill (N. Y.)
.-poke in opposition to the tariff bill and at
tacked the Hawaiian po'icy of the president
and Secretary Uresham. Mr. Walsh was
-sworn in as senator from Georgia. A resolu
tion repealing all laws which authorize the sec-
retury of the treasury to Issue bonds was re-
lerred to the finance committee In the house
the time was occupied In discussing District of
Columbia affairs.
The resolution for the coinace of Mexican
dollars at the United States mints was agreed
tola the senate on the 10th. A resolution to
limit tne general debate on the tariff bill to
June and to take the final vote on June 5 was
referred to the judiciary committee. A re-solution
for the coinage of Mexican dollars at the
United States mints was agreed to... In the
'house the time was occupied in discussing the
.post office appropriation bllL
On the 11th the tariff bill was discussed In
the senate, but only a few senators were pres-
ect....In the. house a bill designed to estab
lish a banking system which would supplant
the present one as bonds mature was intro
duce 1. Lack of a quorum prevented the trans-
action of business.
In the senate a joint resolution was Intro-
duted on the lstu proposing a constitutional
amendment relative to marriage and divorce.
A biil was introduced providing that no one
shall perform any labor oreugage in any amuse
ment on Sunday to the disturbance of others in
any territory, district, vessel or place subject
to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United
States. The tariff bill was further discussed.
.... in the house a rule which the committee
on ruies brought In, Imposing a fine of 111) for
every refusil of a member to vote, caused a
loug wrangle. A resolution was adopted re
voking all leaves of absence, except on account
of sickness.
JtPGt. Thoias Coke Siiabp, ono of
the oldest newspaper men in the west,
died at Carthage, I1L lie was 7tJ years
Three men were killed and fourteen
injured by the premature explosion of
.a blast at Brinton, Pa.
The fire losses in the United States
for the week ended on the 7th, esti
mated from telegraphic reports, were
$2,553,0S.'i. The losses since January
1 amount to toil, 2S7. 785.
Enormous hailstones fell in a storm
at Emporia, Kan., and the windows of
nearly every house in town were
Ret. Clemext W. Lewis, the colored
pension swindler, was sentenced at
Chattanooga, Tenn., to twenty-eight
years imprisonment
Of twenty-two persons in a Memphis
(Tenn.) tenement which collapsed four
were taken out dead and five were fa
tally injured.
Eleven men were killed and six in
jured by explosions following the break
ing out of fire in a fireworks factory
near Petersburg, Va.
Kobekt Jones, a farmer at Madison
ville, Ky.t killed his wife, mother-in-law
and himself.
Br the explosion of a sawmill boiler
at Patricksburg, Ind., four men were
killed and another fatally injured.
All the eastern members of an opium
smuggling syndicate, six in number,
were arrested by officers at Buffalo.
Joseph Kxisklt was awarded the
purse of 12,000 in the six-day fasting
match with Ashley Fields at Bourbon,
Thbee married sisters at Van Wert,
O., named Jennie Schroeder, Anna M.
liar tin and Emma Howard, filed suits
for divorce, one lawyer representing
alL The charge was the same in all
petitions desertion.
Henht Enrf.gard quarreled with his
sweetheart, Emma Stahl, at St. Louis,
and fatally shot her and then shot him
self. The prairies in western Kansas
-were swept by destructive fires and
many stacks of straw were consumed.
William Kooxet, one of the election
inspectors convicted recently in New
York, dropped dead in the penitentiary.
Johs Htoxk and William and James
finite ran across a bottle of peach flavor
(oil of mnrbene) at Winston, N. C,
thought it was peach brandy and drank
it and all died.
Alma Sogers, of Dixon, 11L, died
from the effects of a bullet shot he re
ceived in the eye at the siege of Vicks
1urg thirty years ago.
While fighting a fire in the Davidson
theater at Milwaukee nine firemen
'were killed and a number injured by
the giving way of the root The prop--erty
loss was 1200.000.
Thkodobe P. Hatchet, ex-president
of tne Indianapolis national bank, en
tered a plea of guilty to the principal
Charges of looting the bank. Sentence
was deferred.
Alt- the big world's fair buildings
were sold at private sale to L G Gar
rett, a St Louis contractor, for 575,000.
BmoLABS robc-ed the safe of the
Dome Security company of Cleveland,
., of f 10,000 worth of jewelry, watches
and diamonds.
Six of the crew of the bark Belmont,
which was wrecked off Chatham, Mass.,
went down with the vesseL
A torxado which swept through
Coffey county, Kan., destroyed many
buildings and did great damage to
fruit and grain.
A stobm of u n equaled severity raged
on the north Atlantic coast, while enow
fell at many points in the northwest
Ik a fire in Mannion's livery stable at
Baltimore, Md.. 137 fine animals were
burned. The loss exceeded f.'iOO.OOO.
J. W. Wood, state treasurer of the A.
O. U. W. lodge with headquarters at
Marshall, Mich., was said to be a de
faulter to the grand lodge to the
amount of $5,612.73.
William Fabek. aged SI, of Chicago,
quarreled with his wife, aged 54, and
securing a revolver shot her dead and
then killed himself.
The Glamorgan pipe and iron works
at Lynchburg, Va., were destroyed by
firs, the loss being $100,000.
Male ticket sellers at all the subur
ban stations of the Illinois Central road
were replaced by young women.
Bandits who held up a Rock Island
train near Pond Creek, O. T., met
with Je-termlned resistance from the
guards, -who killed one and wounded
A female keeper of a toll gate near
Brownsville, Pa., refused to permit
passage of Coxey's army until tL89 had
been paid.
The Isew Haven (Conn.) chamber of
commerce celebrated its one hundredth
In a runaway at Shelbyville, Ind.,
Mrs. Charles Tanner and daughter
were thrown from their vehicle ani re
ceived fatal injuries.
Two persons were killed and eight
injured by the crumbling of the brick
support of a frame house in Williams
burg. N. Y.
A BILL giving women the right to
vote in school elections was passed by
the Ohio senate by a vote of 20 to 0.
Farsiek Uriah Scanlan was flogged
by white caps near Bourbon, Ind., be
cause he had ill treated his wife.
At a caucus of house democrats in
Washington a resolution declaring for
repeal of the state bank tax was
An attempt to wreck the Lake Shore
flyer at Huron, O., was discovered just
in time to prevent a terrible catas
trophe. The discovery was made at Protivin,
In., that the 15-year-old daughter of J
Tuckish was buried alive.
The region about Durango, CoL, was
in feverish excitement over unparalleled
gold findings in the La Plata moan
The Aspen national bank of Aspen,
Col., went into liquidation.
The Frothingham arcade, one of the
finest business blocks in Scran ton. Pa.,
was burned, the loss being f 100,000.
Edward Cash, aged 21, while attend
ing the sick bed of his young wife at
Gatesville, Tex., was called out by a
mob and hanged. No cause was known.
Judge Wilet declared the Indiana
fee and salary law unconstitutional be
cause Shelby county was excluded from
its provisions.
Extensive preparations were being
made in the rural districts of Utah for
a large Mormon immigration to Mexico.
Alexander Watson was arrested at
Omaha for having four wives. No. 1
lives at Grand Rapids, Mich.; No. 2 at
Cold water, Mich.; No. S was Miss
Marian Corey, of Hammond, Ind., and
No. 4 was Miss Fannie Dixon, of Chi
cago. Twenty society people at Platte
City, Mo., were indicted by the grand
jury for playing progressive euchre.
A Northern Pacific sand train was
wrecked near Chicago by collision with
a horse and switchmen William An
drews and James Donohue were killed.
Over a foot of snow fell in western
New York and western Pennsylvania.
The condition of winter wheat as re
ported by the statistician of the depart
ment of agriculture averages 88.7 per
cent for the entire country, against
77. 4 last year.
A general strike, to begin April 21,
was ordered by the United Mine Work
ers of America in convention at Colum
bus, O. The strike will Involve over
200,000 men and will cover the whole
territory between eastern Pennsylvania
and Colorado.
While pouring molten metal in a
steel mill at Middleport, O., ten 'men
were horribly burned, four fatally, by
the hydraulic apparatus giving way.
One man was killed and two fatally
injured in a freight wreck near Hart
ford City, Ind.
Great damage was done by a storm
along the Atlantic coast from Boston
to Baltimore and many vessels were
wrecked and more than a score of lives
were lost
A mob of Hungarians attacked the
Frick works at Youngs town. Pa, and
compelled the guards to surrender fifty
Mrs. Louis Labson and her 1-year-old
baby were burned to death in a fire
at their home In Wild Rice, N. D.
The Bight of Ollie Roberts, of Sedalia,
Ma, aged 12, was ruined by the explo
sion of a cigarette loaded with powder
by another boy.
W. G. Livingston's stable and stor
age warehouse in Chicago was burned
and twenty-two horses were suffocated.
The incendiary who has been causing
so many fires in Springfield, O., turns
out to be an unknown man who parades
in woman's attire.
Postmaster General Bissell has is
sued an order providing that hereafter
only names of one word shall be ac
cepted for newly established post
Col. Breckinridge announces that
he will run for congress regardless of
the result of his present triaL
The old guard house in the United
States jail yard at Fort Smith, Ark.,
was destroyed by fire. The building
was noted as having held many famous
union and confederate prisoners dur
ing the late war.
Long distance telephonic communi
cation between Washington and the
Chicago post office has been established.
A 8XEAX thief stole 13,500 from the
Wallace exchange bank at Beaver
Falls, Pa.,
An explosion of natural gas at M
Keesport. Pa, wrecked a house and
fatally hurt Mrs. William Malseed and
her 1 2-year-old daughter.
Jack Redding and David Harper,
owners of the celebrated Dos Cabazos
mine in Old Mexico, shot and killed
each other in a quarrel at Deming N. M.
David G. Ackermajt. superintendent
of a jewelry factory in Newark, N. J.,
was accused of robbing his firm of
125,000 in gold.
The plant of the American Glucose
company burned at Buffalo, N. Y., the
loss being about 11,000,000.
Richard B. Girard. a discarded
lover, fatally shot Miss Laura B. Mar
tin on a train at Charlottesville, Va.,
and then shot himself.
At Chadron, Neb., a bandit stole
12,500 from a bank and locked the pres
ident of the institution in the vault
California common wealers, 1,800
strong, seized a train of twenty Union
Pacific coal cars at Uinta and were
coming east
Frank Crews, a farm hand near Col
llnsburg, Tex., killed his employer,
Thomas MurrelL Mrs. Murrell and a
son in a quarrel over wages.
The total number of hogs packed in
the west the past winter was 4,884.000,
an increase of 250,000 compared with
last year.
Edward Wbight and John Miller,
aged respectively 15 and 13, of Mc
Millan, quarreled at Guthrie, O. T., and
the Miller boy plunged a pocketknife
into Wright, killing him.
William Buck, a manufacturer of La
Porte, Ind., was killed by a train while
crossing the Lake Shore tracks.
Admiral Benham having reached his
62d year was placed on the retired list
Capt Wilson is now commander at
Capt. Thomas Davison, the last sur
vivor of the battle of Stonington, in
1814, died at New London, Conn., aged j
03 years.
In the municipal elections in New Jer
sey the republicans were successful in
nearly every city and town. In Alba
ny, N. Y., the republicans elected the
mayor for the first time in years.
Dk. P. Harold Hayes, known all over
the United States and Europe as a spe
cialist in asthma, died at his home in
Buffalo, N. Y., aged 70 years.
Returns from the town elections
throughout California show that the
republicans were successful in the great
majority of cases.
Oregon republicans nominated Chief
Justice W. P. Lord, of the state su
preme court, for governor.
The people's party in Tennessee nom
inated A. L. Mirams, of Davidson coun
ty, for governor and A. E. Garrett of
Smith county, for judge cf the supreme
Ex-Congressman Grange Ferris died
at Glens Falls, N. Y., of apoplexy.
From 1807 to 1871 he represented the
Sixteenth district of New York in con
gress. The republicans of the Sixth congres
sional district of Indiana renominated
Henry U. Jphnson, of Richmond, to
succeed himself in congress.
A Moslem band which had committed
depredations in Malabar were attacked
by mounted police and thirty-threo
An .explosion of dynamite in a lab
oratory near Dreemitz, Germany, killed
three workmen and fatally injured five
The Mexican government is willing
to allow the coinage of Mexican dol
lars in the United States mints, pro
vided Mexico be permitted to coin
American dollars in Mexican mints.
A mob burned the French missions
at Hsianfu, China, and maltreated tha
priests. France has demanded redress.
San Domingo has adopted a new
monetary system with gold as a basis.
The steamer Faraday left London
with a portion of the new cable to be
laid from Waterville, Ireland, to Nova
The Dutch general elections resulted
in an overwhelming defeat of the gov
ernment Kabba Rega. king of Unyor, has
been defeated by the British, and his
territory will probably soon be an
nexed to Uganda.
John Clark, of the well-known
thread manufacturing firm of Paisley,
Scotland, died at the age of 67 years.
David Wiener A. Sons, merchants at
Vienna, Austria, failed, with liabilities
amounting to $2,500,000.
Willie Wilde, at one time the hus
band of Mrs. Frank Leslie, was mar
ried in London to Miss Sophia Lees, an
Irish girl of wealth.
The urgent deficiency bill and the
tariff measure were further discussed
in the United States senate on the ISth.
A bill introduced by Senator Peffer re
quires the secretary of the treasury to
issue 25C.000,000 of treasury notes, to I
be used to meet all the expenses of the
government and to be lent to states,
counties, towns and individuals on
proper security and without interest
In the house no business was trans
acted owing to lack of a quorum. In
caucus the democrats, by a vote of 80
to 44, instructed the committee on rules
to report a new rule to ascertain and
record the presence of a quorum,
whether voting or not
Gkn. IIknbt W. Slocum died at his
home in Brooklyn, N. Y., of pneumonia,
aged 67 years.
There were 218 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 13th, against 23S the
week previous and 187 in the corre
sponding time in 189H.
Striking coke workers drove em
ployes from their w-ork at Uniontown,
Pa Gov. Pattison was asked for troops.
George Ashwohtu, who mortally
wounded a woman near Indianola, la,
killed himself to avoid arrest
Nearly 100.000,000 bushels of availa
ble wheat in the United States and
Canada was reported by Bradstreet's
Tne republicans of the Second dis
trict of Oregon renominated W. R.
Ellis for congress.
Restoration of the queen was still
cherished by royalists at Hawaii, who
reused to take the oath of allegiance
to the new government
Civil war has again broken out in
Samoa and many natives have been
David Dudley Field, famous as a
lawyer and a writer on legal topics,
died of pneumonia at the residence of
his brother, Rev. Henry M. Field, in
New York, aged 90 years.
William Lewis (colored) was hanged
by a mob near Lamison, Ala, for mur
dering Robert Shields, a white planter.
Dr. James A. Hutchinson, Thomas
G. Knight and Frank White were
drowned while duck shooting near
Rockville Center, L. L
The Massachusetts legislature de
feated the bill prohibiting treating in
places where liquor is sold.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 13th aggre
gated f(;90,769,077, against 1943.602,181
the previous week. The decrease, com
pared with the corresponding week in !
1893, was 26. L
Merits of the Measure Discussed, btf the
On the 6th Mr. Peffer (pop., Kan.) In a ls
cussion of revenue and protective tariffs de
clared thai the "most consistent and praotlo
able system of tariff taxation for revenue only
Is that adopted by Great Britain taxing only
such articles as are not produced in the conn
try levying the tax, and in addition such arti
cles as axe of a more or less harmful character
as liquors and tobacco. But," he said, "while
this method is simple it is unjust In Its opera
tion. Sugar, coffee, tea and spices would sup
ply all the revenue we now derive from cus
toms. But a system which operates so unjust
ly upon poor people could not be enforced In
this country."
The Wilson bill Mr. Peffer characterized as
a protective measure, surrendering "revenue
on the luxuries and discriminates against
farms. The duties on many farm products are
of no benefit to the farmer, but w hen they are
of any use let them remain. If the protection
pclicy is to be maintained. The Wilson bill
allows a loss of revenue that might as well
be retained. It Is no better on the whole than
the present law. It has free wool, but taxes
clothes; f reo hides, but taxes shoes. It protect
manufacturers and gives free raw materials.
The chairman of the finance committee de
nounced Drotoction as robbery. How can he
support this bill? His speech was an arraign
ment of his colleagues and an apology for him
self. When the tariff-reformers bring us free
wool and leave such burdens on the clothing of
men and women who perform the manual labor
of the country may we not Inquire where the
line to to be drawn between a tariff for revenue
only and the 'culminating atrocity of class leg
islation?' "
Referring to the populist view of the tariff he
said: -We understand that the levying of tariff
duties is a tax upon the people, and we would
make the burden as light as possible. The
populists believe in a graduated Income tax
and regard it as the most equitable system of
taxation. The populists do not believe in pulling
down the rich, but in raisin? up the poor. We
do not believe in abandoning wholly the present
system. I take it that professed tariff reformers
do not see how greatly their practice contrasts
with their theory; they mean well but lack
courage. Protection as taught by our fathers
Is the proper doctrine. Protection to domestic
Industries. Only such industries as can be
made national, employing large numbers of
people, should be proUcted, and that only long
enough to establish them lJountles in many
cases arc better than cheaper duties."
On the Oth. Senator HU1 (Jem., N.Y. ) opened
bis speech by criticising the Hawaiian policy of
the administration, aud scoring the president
with this "blunder" as "the natural conse
quence which might well have been anticipated
from that other mistake in placing the depart
ment of state in charge of a republican states
man, distinguished and estimable though he
may be. whose public services have alwavs
been identitled in opposition to the democratic
party, who was without sympathy for its tra
ditions and purposes and whose political con
victions upon the disputed public questions of
the day, if changed at all, ate carefully con
cealed. "It was to be regretted," he said, "that the
president should not have been able to llnd In
his own party some safe and honored states
man w ho would have reflected credit upon the
country und would have avoided the promulga
tion of the un-American policy a departure
from democratic precedents which was sought
to be forced upon an unwilling people. In th:s
view of the situation our opponents must ac
cept some share of the responsibility for the
blunders committed in our foreign affairs. In
other respects the present administration of
our government affords scant grounds for just
The senator spoke of the repeal of the federal
election law as a fulfillment of the party's
pledges and a triumph for the just doctrine of
state's rights, und Indorsed the repeal of the
Sherman law. Coming then to the main ques
tion tariff reform he said:
"Revision should be approached with circum
spection and with a realizing sense of the
changed condition of the country since 1HS7 and
1HU. An extreme reduction of tariff duties at
a time when the treasury was swollen with a
surplus of, when the country was
reasonably prosperous, when all our Industries
were In operation and when all our working
men were employed, assumed a different aspect
and presented a different question when pro
posed now, with a large and growing treasury
deficit Instead of a surplus staring us in the
face, with our industries paralyzed, our manu
factories closed, our workingmen idle and fol
lowing upon the heels of one of the most dis
astrous financial panics In our history. What
was safe and prudont and wise then it would be
criminal folly to attempt now.
"In the face of the prostration of private in
dus tries and In the presence of such a paralysis
of general business as the treasury deficit at
tests and prolongs, this bill, as framed by its
authors and as passed by the house, sought to
double the deficit by discarding customs rev
enue and to fill the void with an income tax".
He intimated that the tariff bill was con
structed on lines laid down by the administra
tion; that It was an anomalous state of affairs
when the president should Le able to give con
press Information as to what had occurred In a
committee of the house.
Senator Hill said that for his part, as a dem
ocrat, be preferred indirect taxation and tariff
reforms above dfrect taxation and tariff exten
sion. He preferred taxing foreign products
rather than taxing home products. He followed
Jefferson in regarding even the species of indi
rect taxation on home products, by interna
tional revenue war taxes, as not good to be ex
tended, and the first to be rid of when their
need is past.
"I stand ready," he said In conclusion, "tosup
port any reasonable measure for tariff reform
framed within the lines and based upon the
principles which I have here partially -Indicated,
and which were fully set forth In my
speech In opening the political campaign ta
Brooklyn on September 10, ll?P4 I stand to
day where I stood then. I have nothing to add
and nothing to retract. I will cheerfully vote
for the Mills bill, and join with you in mak
ing many material reductions of duties there
in. . I am ready to waive all minor differences
of details which do not involve a question of
On the 10th Senator Lodge (rep, Mass.) speak
ing In opposition to the measure observed that
it would be best were we to recognize "that by
itself and of itself the tariff Is a business
question and that protection and free trade
only take on a different and .far deeper mean
ing when they are considered as parts of a ques
tion between far-reaching principles, which I
believe Involve the future of our race and the
existence and progress of the highest civiliza
tion, "If the American manufacturer does not
make money it is quite oertain that he will not
employ labor, and therefore the workingmen
will not make money, either. Our manufac
turers believe that, under free trade, they
must either go out of business or reduce
labor costs. They naturally do not care
to do the former, for that Is ruin, and
they are very unwtlhng to try the lat
ter, because reducing labor costs means low
ering wages, which means In turn vast in
dustrlal disturbances, and that is ruin, too, or
something very near lL How wldeiy different
is our situation to-day from that of England
fifty years ago. so far as the manufacturers are
concerned. Most striking of all these differ
ences, moreover, is the fact that, while the
English parliament listened to English manu
facturers, a majority of the American congress
not only turns a deaf ear to American manu
facturers, but treats them as It they were ene
mies of their country.
"Has English agriculture been benefited by
free trade, as Cobden and others of bis school
predicted? It Is a matter of public notoriety
that the record of agrioulture in England of
late years Is little but a record of disaster."
There was nothing left them of the boasted
uperloritv of free trade over protection, but
thn promise to increase trade, and to refute
this claim he gave the percentage of Increase
by decades of England and the United States,
which showed that In the decade. 187U-1J
the trade of the United States a ider protec
tion had increased nearly tour times as much
as that of England. whle from 18tJ to 1W0 It
was more than seven times greater.
He touched lightly upon the question of reci
procity and showed with perspicuity the ad
vantages which had flowed from It, and the
growth of trade which followed the adoption of
reciprocity treaties. The wealth of a country
is In production and the strength of a country
is In Its producers.
On the 12th Senator Peffer continued his ar
gument announcing his purpose of offering at
the iproper time a substitute for the pending
bill, based on the principle of taxing the arti
cles used by the rich, while exempting those
articles of prime necessity used by the poor,
whether manufactured abroad or not. He
would relieve the poor of all taxation and put
the tax on articles used by the rich, so that the
burden of tariff taxation would rest chiefly on
those who are best able to boar It.
The Kngagement Between Young Gould
anil Mlas Tyler Broken.
New York, April 13. Howard Gould
and Miss Odette Tyler, the actress.
Whose engagement was formally an
nounced on March 27, are not to be
married after all. Mr. Gould himself
made public the fact that the engage
ment had been annulled, with the con
sent of both parties. This sud
den conclusion of the romance of
multi-millionaire Howard Gould and
the pretty comedienne of the Frohman
company was not altogether unex
pected after it became known that
Gould's brothers, George and Edwin,
and his sisters were irrevocably op
posed to the alliance. As that opposi
tion would result in Howard sac
rificing one-half of his heritage
under the terms of his father's
will, which specified that none of
his children should marry without
the consent of the majority except at
the cost of such a sacrifice, it was be
lieved from the outset that the mutch
would never be consummated. The
fact that Miss Tyler herself broke it oft
is taken not only as an evidence of her
natural independence, but of the willful
spirit which has controlled all of her
actions since her earliest girlhood.
It is stated that a powerful reason
which operated upon Miss Tyler's mind
and induced her to throw her million
aire fiance over was the action of some
body unknown in sending a detective
to Savannah, Ga., her birthplace, to
investigate her early life. When How
ard Gould heard this he was very
angry, and is said to have pressed Miss
Tyler to marry him at once. But Miss
Tyler refused to listen to the appeal of
her ardent young lover and finally no
tified him that their engagement was
Whatever else may be said of Miss
Tyler hereafter she will always be
known as the woman who refused to
marry one of the richest j-oung men in
the world. It is her purpose to resume
her career on the stage at the beginning
of next season, and it goes without say
ing that her recent entanglement will
not detract from her value as a foot
light attraction.
Exciting Experience of the Crew of the
British Ship FulHood.
Lodox, April 7. The British ship
Fulwood, Capt. Lewis, which sailed
from San Francisco November 7 for
Queenstown, arrived at the latter port
Friday. Capt. Lewis reports that on
January 16, in latitude 54 south,
the FulwofKl entered a vast field
of ice that had drifted from
the Antarctic ocean. Some of the
bergs were of gigantic size, being
at least 5 miles long and towering to a
height of GOO feet- At one time there
were counted from the maintop of the
ship 400 of these ice mountains. Some
times two of the bergs would drift to
gether, crashing into each other with
tremendous violence, when thousands
of tons of ice would be detached and
drop into the sea with a thundering
crash. Had the vessel been caught be
tween two of these colliding bergs
she would have been ground to atoms.
Fortunately, however, the wind held
from the same direction for the four
da's that the Fulwood was among the
icebergs, and to this alone was due her
escape from the imminent peril that
she w-as in. Quite a heavy sea was
running, and several times when the
Fulwood had been close to a berg she
encountered a dangerous back-wash.
Tons of water were thrown upon the
decks from the back-wash, but,
her hatches being protected by
heavy tarpaulins, no water reached
the cargo. The northward drift of the
bergs was at about the same rate of
speed, and Capt. Lewis expressed the
opinion that they would reach a much
lower latitude before they would lose
their dangerous character. After four
days of the most exciting experience
the Fulwood dropped the bergs astern
and finally reached port without fur
ther adventure.
liar. Fences and Outbuildings on Thou
sands of Acres Destroyed.
Topeka. Kan.. April 10. During the
past three days the prairies in western
Kansas have been swept by destructive
fires and many stacks of straw have
been consumed. Thursday a big fire
broke out in Clark county and before a
strong south wind burned north over a
wide range of country, destroying
fences, hay, straw stacks and outbuild
ings. About 9 o'clock that night the
wind shifted to the northwest and
swept over the prairies like a mighty
hurricane at 50 miles an hour. In
front of this windstorm the flames
leaped 10 to 15 feet high, leveling everj'
thing in their path. Several farmers
barely saved their homes. They fought
fire all night and Friday morning Kent a
courier to Ashland for help. Wagons
were procured, loaded with men and
barrels of water, and sent to the relief
of the people in front of the fires. A
strip of prairie 2 miles long by 60 feet
wide was thoroughly saturated by the
people who had come to the rescue with
water in barrels and otner vessels, and
the fire was finally hemmed in. In
Waubansee more than 10,003 acres of
range grass have been burned over dur
ing the past three days.
Slaughter nf Moh. mme t ana.
Madras, April 10. A British force is
to be sent m pursuit of the Moplaa
Mohammedans, who have been guilty
of a murderous attack upon Hindus of
the Malabar district. A force of troops
recently overtook thirty-five of the
Moplahs who were retreating and
summoned them to surrender. The
fugitives made a furious charge upon
the troops and a fierce fight followed.
The result was that thirty-three of tha
Moplahs were killed and two wounded.
Kew Rale to Fine Congressmen Who Re-
- rase to Vote Causes a Straggle.
Washington, April 14. Democratic
managers in the house decided to take
heroic measures to force the repub
licans to participate in the proceedings.
The committee on rules, consisting of
Speaker Crisp, Messrs. Outhwaite and
Catchings (dem.) and Messrs. Reed,
and Burrows (rep.) held a meeting
just before the house convened and
formulated a rule to crush filibuster
ing, making the penalty of failure to
Tote punishable by a fine. The repub
licans determined to contest every inch
of the ground," and a fierce parliamen
tary fight was immediately precipi
tated. Speaker Crisp, however, swept
aside all preliminaries, and forced the
fight on the main issue.
As soon as the journal had been read
he recognized Mr. Catchings, from the
committee on rules, to present the re
port. The resolution reported is as follows:
"Rescind clause of rule VIIL, and Insert la
lieu thereof: 'Every member Bhali be present
la the hall of the house during its sittings un
less excused or necessarily prevented, and
shall vote on each question put unless he has a
direct personal or pecuniary Interest in the
erentsof such question. Whenever in pursuance
of section 6, article 1, of the constitution
of the United States, the hovise of representa
tives, at the request of one-fifth of the members
present, shall order the yeas and nays of its
members on any question to be entered upon
its journal, and upon a call of the roll
of its members for that purpose a quo
rum thereof shall fail to vote, each mem
ber within the hall of the house who
shall fail to respond when his name is called,
unless he has a direct personal and pecuniary
Interest In the event of such question, and each
member who shall be absent from the hall of
the house when bis name Is called, un
less he has been excused or Is neces
sarily prevented from being present, shall
be fined the sum of 110 and the speaker shall
cause an entry ot such fine to be made against
such members on the journal of the house and
the same shall be collected and paid into the
treasury of the United States."
Mr. Reed vainly attempted to inter
rupt the reading by appeals for recog
nition on a point of order, but the
speaker, with averted head, refused to
listen to him, and Mr. Heed, finding
his efforts futile, sank down in his
Mr. Reed was again on his feet when
the reading was completed, but the
speaker recognized Mr. Catchings to
demand the previous question. Then
he turned to Mr. Reed, who said he de
sired to raise e point of order.
"Does thect.air recognize me?" asked
Mr. Reed.
"Ihe chair will hear the gentleman,"
replied the spraker.
"I am to understand, then, that the
chair recognitis me to make a point of
"The chair has recognized the gen
tleman from Mississippi to demand the
previous question, and pending that he
will hear the gentleman," retorted the
This did not suit Mr. Reed's purpose,
however. He wanted a definite asser
tion from the 6peaker that he was recog
nized in his own right. While indulging
in some delicate fencing with the speak
er on this point, the speaker seem
ingly lost patience, and with a bang of
the gavel stated the question j be on
the demand for the previous question.
Mr. Reed was left standing in the aisle
while the speaker took the rising vote.
The republicans declined to vote and
when the spettker announced the re
sult. tti-0, Mr. Burrows made the point
of no quorum.
The yeas and nays were demanded.
The republicans were determined to
force the deirocrats to produce a quo
rum at every st age of the parliamentary
progress looktng to the adoption of
the rule, and v. hen the roll was called
declined to vote. Eleven of the demo
crats refused to give the proposed rule
their approval, and voted against the
demand of the previous question.
These eleven were as follows:
Causey, Delaware: Coombs. Cummings. New
Tork; Geary. California; Geisenhainer, New
Jersey: Kilgore, Texas; Maguire, California;
McAleer, Pennsylvania: Paynter, Kentucky;
Kyan. New York; Warner, New York.
The populists voted with the demo
crats in favor of the demand.
The announcement of the vote, 141
II, showed that the democruts were
thirty-6even short of a quorum.
Mr. Catchings introduced a resolution
revoking all leaves of absence, except
on account of sickness, and directing
the sergeant-ftt-arms to request the at
tendance ot some absentees by tele
graph. The republicans resorted to
every means known to parliamentary
law to prevent its adoption, but finally
at (5:30 it was adopted without a di
vision. The struggle will be renewed
Farm Hand Nenr CollUburg, Tex., Kill
Ills Kmployer, Ills Wife and a Son.
Dexisox, Tex., April 14. Near Collis
burg, Thursday morning, Frank Crews,
a farm hand, shot and mortally wounded
his employer, Thomas MurrelL with
out warning. Mrs. Murrell rushed to
her husband's assistance and Crews cut
her throat, killing her instantly. Mur
rell died soon afterward. He mad
a dying statement that Frank
Crews killed him as a result of
a quarrel over wages. Alter the
murder Crews robbed Murrell of hi
money and watch, then stole a horse
and rode away. He went to the hous
of Morgan MurrelL a son of the mur
dered man, who lived 3 miles away.
He found him working in the field, and,
without a word of warning, shot him
down. Shortly after the murder of
Murrell and his wife a courier was dis
patched to warn Murrell's son. He ar
rived too late, and found the son dead
CoL Breckinridge Will Fight for Reel,
tlnn to Congress.
Frankfort, Ky., April 14. A lettev
to a personal friend in this city has
been received from CoL Breckinridge.
It states positively that he will maka
the race for congress at all hazards.
The following extract from the letter
will show the Knor of the epistle:
"I see from statements going around through
the papers that in the event of an adverse ver
dict here I would withdraw from the race for
congress. I am in this congressional race to
the bitter end 1 am not going to be on the
defensive, but am going to make an aggressive