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THE J? 101) CLOU J) OI1JER JHUDAY, KMK. 7. 1IMM5.
BOND BILL DKK1CATIIJJ)
FREE SILVER SUBSTITUTE
Mx Voir Inspire- lion tlioSrimforH Volnl
- I ml mill Ciitkri'lta iif .Mliioiiirl, mill I'cf
fcr of Kioimi. Cat tliclrStrrnKlli A.dnil
the Itoml Itlll.
WAfilltNOTON, Fell. .1 The Hist voir)
in tin Senate to-(I ay on tlit; House;
bond mcusuic was upon the amend
tnent of .Mr. Ilutlut, North Carolina,
Populist, to pioxcut it further Issue of
bonds without the iiuthority of Con
gress and to pay coin obligations of
the government in silver when silver
bullion was below the par value of
The amendment wasdefeuted -yens,
1.1: nays, Io.--TIioii voting in the
tiuiriuutlic were: Alien, llrouu, Hut
ler, Cameron, ('niiiion. (icorgc. Hill,
Kyle, I'ell'er, Pritchurd, Ito.ieli. Stew
n rt anil Tillman.
Mr. AllenS amendment, fot biding
bond Issues, wasilefeated by a vote of
yeas L'l, nays .11, ns follows: Yeas
Allen, Uncoil, Raker, I terry, 1 Chut cli
urd, Hrowu, llutler, Call, (ameiou,
Cannon, Hill, Hoar, Irbv. Kyle, Llud
ay. Mills. IVircr. Piitohard, Roach,
Kir wart, Thurston '.'I.
Nays Allison, Itate, llurrows, Cur
trr, Chandler. ( hiltou, I lark, lockretl,
Daniel, Dubois, F.lkins, Fu ullc ner,
Frye, Unlllnger, (it'iir, tSeorgc, Cibsoii,
Herman, (Iruce, Halo, Hanshrnugh,
Harris, Hnwley, Jones (Arhausiisj,
Lodge, Mcllrldo, MuMillau, Mantle,
Martin, Mitchell (Oregon). Mitchell
(Wisconsin), Morgan, Morrill, Murphy,
Nelson, Palmer, 1'aseo, Peiklus. Plul't,
Proctor, I'ugh, Sherinan, Khoup,
Squire. Teller, Tlllinun, Vest, Vilas,
Voorhees. Walthall, Wurron, Whet
iiioie, White and Wilson ."l.
Mr. (ionium of Maryland moved to
lay on the table the free silver amend
ment of the fluuneo committee to the
bond bill. This was lost !i to !5.
Tho vote was as follows: Veas
Allison, Halter, llurrows, (all'ery,
Chutidler, Davis, Llkltis, Faulkner,
I'rye, (hillingcr, dear, (iilison. (ior
innn. (iray, llnle, lluwlev. Hill, Hoar,
l.iudsav. Lodge. Mellrlde, MeMillan,
Martin. Mitchell of Wisconsin, Morrill,
Murphy, Nelson, l'almer. I'lutt, Proe
tor, Sherinan, 'I'hurstoi., Vilas, Wet
Nays Allen, Itanon, llnte, llerrv,
llluueliiird, Itiowu, llutler. Call,
Cameron, Caniiou, Carter, Chilton,
t lark, Cock re II, Daniel, (icorge. Har
ris, Irbv, Jones of Arkausus, .lones of
Nevada, Kyle, Mantle. Mills, Mitchell
of Oregon, Pasco, 1'elTcr. I'erklns, Pet
tigrew, Prltchard. Pugh. Roach,
Khoup. .Squire. Ktewart, Teller, Till
man, Turpie, Vest. Yoorhecs, Walthall,
Wnrreu, White. Wilson lit.
The following pairs were an
nounced, those for the motion being
given tlr.st: Culloin with llhiekburn;
Aldrieh with Hmisbruugh; Sewcll
with Cordon; llrice with Woliott;
Croy with Morgan; .Smith with
The next vote was on nn amend
ment offered by Mr. Morrill of Ver
mont, providing for retention by the
government of the seigniorage of SH
ver coined under the act. It was defeated:,,-,
to 1 1.
The finance committee silver substi
tute for the. House bill then came up
and was passeil by a vote of V! to ;i.'.
.Mil. .MOItllll.I.'.S ADDIil.ou.
Tho Senate session opened at 1 1
o'clock with a .speech by the venerable
Senator lroin Vermont, Mr. Morrill,
who said the House had promptly re
sponded to the President's message
nun nun supplemented 11 Willi an
emergency tariff revenue bill. The free
silver substitute for the bond bill, liu
said, may not be the tlr.st time when
bread had been asked for that a stouu
has been presented, but it In the tlrst
time that a committee, of the ben
ate seems to have perpetrated n prac
tical joke, almost good enough for
the clown of Itanium's menagerie.
'l'hc Senator thought that a Uotleteiit
national Income should not be less
swiftly remedied than excess, saying:
"The present administration, 'how
ever, exhibits it bashful dilllilcntu
about acknowledging any deficiency
of revenue derived from a tariff be
reaved of Its parents In enrly infancy,
but willi their hands behind them they
may quietly take whatever money Con
gress may place in their hands fi.r the
treasury, where the outllow of gold
has been no swift as to make even
the heads of the Keepers dizzy.-'
deferring to the assertion that
France maintains silver at par with
gold, hu said; "llecauso there is no
blustering silver party and no silver
plated Democratic party they are
dally striving to pull dim n their money
standard to that of depreciated silver,
they keep silver to the amount of
S.M.OOO.OilO, with S77.,t)00,(Ml() of gold
on the ratio of If., to 1. The Fulled
States has been the friend nnd patron
of sill er to its own hurt. If our late
Investments of nearly S.IOO.ikio.OOU in
silver have, been notoriously improvi
dent and unprofitable, the' disastrous
results will appear as a drop In the
bucket when compared with what
must How fiom tho cunrmlt.i of the
present proposal, to open "all our
mints to tlie free coinage of silver of
all the world.
I'AVh 1118 IIKSI'KCIS 1(1 TIIK fill. I Kill I IIS.
"Some whispered threats have limit
ed in the ulr that the extreme silver
men, now fraternizing hern and at
home with tho Republican party,
would bund themselves together on
ono denoinlniinl Idea and, with aux
iliary Democratic aid, hitch onto tho
tntl of some great Kepublican measure
at the tlrst opportunity somo tinkling
silver amendment, honing to sceuro
thereby u silver triumph of a hybrid
combination, although the grand old
Republican party might perish. Hut
there lb littlo fear of these eruptlvo
threats; for, If carried out, the riot net
wight bo read at home to the o (Tend era,
upon whom puiillo opinion wotiht uot
fail to place Its brand, and whatever
party might survive, uot all of thu
garroters of tho Republican parlv
would be among its meinbuis."
Mr. Morrill then dwelt upon the in
Jury that would bo done the South if
tho world had the opportunity to lim
its cnttou crop wlth'eheap silver. He
enlarged on tho ndvantage.s of protec
tion and controverted tho argument
that there was a gold standard party
In America. Thu HenubUcan party
intended to retain both metals in olr
illation and "the election," said Mr.
plorrill, "of Republican governor
in such states" us New' Jersey,
Maryland nnd Kentucky indi
cates that the old Whig slates
of thu South are wheeling inlo liuu
with their former position on ques
tions whteh concern their industrial
prosperity. The Republican party, at
its earliest opportunity, will seek tho
co-operation of leading nations in tho
coinage of silver and will meantime
aim to maintain the Integrity of busi
ness all'iiirs and the honor of tho coun
try by tho iii'ilntenaiiee of every dollar
of money in the hands of the "people,
without depreciation, at its full fnee
Jlrpuldli nil lldinn Ooitnnltlro .Mcmhcrf
Ii( lilo In Ktporl Alllniiiitlwly.
Wasiiimiio.n, Feb. ;i. The Houso
committee on foreign affairs has
adopted, by a party vote, a resolution
censuring Ambassador Itayard for his
two speei lies at Hdliiburgh and Hus
ton. The resolution quotes the passages
of these two speeches which are con
demned lu a preamble, and then ex
presses tins sense of the House that thu
utterances were Improper iitid that
Mr. I'ayard is deserving of censure
therefor. It continues tnat it ,ls ini
pioper for our repic-entntlves abroad
to condemn any political parte or
policy in America and that such ac
tions tend to destroy their Inlluenec
nnd impair the conlldciiec w liieh they
should always command, at home anil
VAN HORN TO BE SEATED.
'Jlic IIoimii Committed on lilertlnni
Iti'inirlH h.v it 1'urly Vultt.
Wasiiiniuo.n, Feb. !. So far as tho
House committee on elections is con
cerned, the Tursney-Vnn Horn casU U
at an end. At the conclusion of an
executive session, lasting from 10
o'clock this morning until 1 o'clock
this afternoon, the committee decided
by a strict party vote to report a res
olution declining Mr. Tarsney not to
have been elected a inetnber"of Con
gress, and further declining Colonel
Van Horn to be elected to the seat.
The House will undoubtedly sustain
the committee icport.
irinr.il CopplnciT ('otillrmcil.
W.siiiM,in, Feb. I. The Senate
this afternoon continued the nomina
tion of Major Copplnger to be major
general of the army. Ills continua
tion has been subborulv opposed bv
the A. I A. J
SALISBURY HEARD FROM.
for the Monroe Dm trior lis Monroe lie-
London, Feb. a, The banquet of
the Non-( oiiformist I'niouist associa
tion at the Hotel Metropole last night
was tlm occasion of an address by
the Marquis tif Salisbury, prime min
ister and secretary of state for foreign
affairs. In the course of his remarks
he said with lefereuce to Yene.uela:
"I have been held up ns the de
nouncer of tho Monroe doctrine. Asa
matter of fact, although the Monroe
doctrine is no part of international
law, my dispatch to Mr. Olney, the
seeretaryof state of the United States,
supported It, as a rule of policy, in the
strongest and most distinct terms.
Rut when I stated in that dispatch
ami lelterate now, that, as a rulo of
policy, we are the advocates of the
Monroe doctrine, we mean tho Monroe
doctrine as President Monroe under
stood it. (Cheers). In that sense you
will uot llud any more convinced sup
porters than we arc."
Lord Silisbury then turned abrupt
ly to the Armenian question, and here
reproached the tellgioiis communities i
with laboring under a mistake when
they supposed that Fngland had
bound herself in honor to succor the I
Armenians, which means to go to war '
w itli the Sultan in order to force him to ,
govern thu Armenians well. The Her- ,
lln treaty, Lord Salisbury said, tneie- I
ly bound the signatory powers that if j
the Sultan promulgated certain re- i
j forms they would watch over tho exe- ;
j eutiou of tho-o reforms. Nothing '
I more. He did not think anyone could
! interpret that as an undertaking to
! go to war. j
j "If you ask why we hnve not inter- '
i fered, I can only answer for Kuglautl j
that we could have threatened, what I
i inuy call annoyances, in the seizing of
i customs here and there, but uliunjou
, urn dealing with the rising of a whole.
. fanatical population against a popula
tion with whom they have been at
' bitter eiiiuits for ages, mid who are
i situated in mountains far removed
i from the seashore, you arc deceiving
I yourselves if you imagine that Hug
land's arm, long as it is, could have
done unvthliiir In uiltliriitton. N'otliimr
but a military usurpation could -have
done it, anil Kugliuid does not possess
the power of military usurpation at
"I am not bound to answer the ques
tion why Hurone did not intervene. I
say confidently that none of the pow
ers wished to' interfere, and 1 believe
that their view is that, with patience,
the Sultan's prestige, which istheonly
power left in the country, will ulti
mately re-establish order and allow In
dustry and commerce to take their
usual secure course. That Is their
view of it, ami it is our duty to give
the Sultan time. It Is not for me to
pass judgment on that view, but no
other remedy Is suggested. It Is somo
encouragement to llud that already
some degree of order is being restored,
if you do not act with ttio great pow
ers you must act against them, and
produce calamities far more awful and
terrible than the Armenian atroultics."
JUDGE PEERY A SUICIDE.
A Tnriner t'lllri-n of Trriitnn, Mo., T.ikvi
III Lire In Arltoiii.
Fnnr.six, Arl.., Feb. .'!. .ludge
Stophen Ferry, late of San Diego,
committed suicide lust night by shoot
ing himself through the heart, illness
that bid fair to end his life shortly is
believed to have caused him to take
his own life.
.lotin IVery was a native of Virginia
nnd removed to Trenton, Mo., somo
time before tho war. He removed to
California three years ago and had
only been a resident of this cltv three
.fudge I'eery was a graduate of
Crand River, Mo,, college and also of
MoKendrlek college, Lebaiinon, HI.,
and was admitted to tho bar in 1857.
He was an able lawvcraml a promi
nent politician, being at one timestaU
kenator from this district.
CLAIM 6,000,000 VOTES.
Dili' ' Iioi.iikI l.i-iiili r- of llic . I'. A. It
( liu i. o. Feb. ::. The Tlmcs-lleral.l
prints tlie following from its New
York cot respondent: .
One thoiis-inil delegates of the supe
rior council of tlie American 1'ioteet
ive association met in annual session
lust Tui'idu.v unit Wednesday in Ro
chester. Tb" eoiiiention representel
an actual voting strength In this State
of 31.1.00(1, and in the nation of about
l.MiO.oo'i. The bitslnessof tlm conven
tion was conducted with such secrecy
thu I not even the wide awako Roches
ter newspaper reporters hud a sus
picion that a meeting of vast concern
to the public ami politicians was be
ing held in that city, and that in
Mam street, Rochester's Rroadwiiv.
From one of the heads of the associ
ation was obtained the facts that are
glieti here nnd that will form the
most important and most sensational
story of secrut political development,
and actual, active political strength
that lias been made public in many
One of the peculiar features of tho
convention was that in tlie resolutions
that were adopted no mention was
made of any candidate for Ficsideul
or liny olllce. State or Territorial.
Discussion of candidates came up
either informally on thu lloor of the
hall or else lu committee. The superior
council, in following out the require
ments of Its constitution, declared it
would indorse only that party or those
parties who should nominate candi
dates whoso records are not opposed
to tho principles of the association,
upon a platform which should embody
patriotic utterances consistent with
One of the startling statements
made by a member from Albany was
to the 'effect that Senator David II.
Hill had acknowledged to a friend ii
lack of political foieslght when he
undertook to carry the Stale for thu
Democratic party in I.-. 'I upon an ami
A. I. A. platform. Another candidate,
who was declared to be persona nou
grata to many lu the association, was
Rosivell I'. Flower.
The meiiihiM's of tlie A. 1'. A . Dem
ocratic us well as Itcpiudiciii, art:
aiiti-Tammany through and through.
They will not support for president or
for any other otllce candidates who
are nominated mainly through thu
help of the hall. Notwithstanding
Ins nominal association wlin Tam
many as a representative Democratic
organization. W. C. Whitney did not
seem to have many enemies among thu
Democratic members, Many favored
the nomination of some man like Colo
nel Morrison of Illinois or ov inventor
Roles of Iowa. Stephen II. Llkius tlie
A. I'. A. wou'.d have none of.
itosui.i; to in. i. p.
There was evinced a considerable
antagonism to the candidacy of Thom
as It. liced, who, it was declared, had
spoken against the A. I'. A. in nn in
terview in the Columbian of Portland.
Me., the only Roman Catholic news
paper in that state.
No charges were preferred against
Covernor Morton. c.v-Covcrnor Mc
Kinley of Ohio, Senator Allison of
Iowa, Robert T. Lincoln of Illinois,
Covernor William O. Rradley of Ken
tucky, or a n v other Republican candi
date Mr. Cleveland, were he to bo re
nominated, would not receive tlie sup
port of the Democratic members of
the order, although Mr. Olney, secre
tary of state, was not charged with
any act inconsistent with public prin
ciples. The support which Richard Kerens
of Missouri, where the association is
very strong, and Thomas Carter of
Montana are giving to (ieneral Har
rison's ciiiidhlacv, has caused some of
the members of the association to
question his availability. This ad
verso sentiment, however, i, being
counteracted by the publication of an
interview lu which W. .1. Tiaynor, the
siipiemo piesiilent, advocates tho re
nomination of (ieneral Harrison li.
cause of hi. ardent support of the
Indian chool bill and his appoint
ment of Thomas Morgan to be com
missioner of Indian affairs.
I I. MM Mil: IIAI.S V i: 01 I'OUI.I!
The allied orders make claim to a
membership leprescntlng more than
one-fourth or the voting population of
the Fniteil States. They ussert that
they hold absolutely the baluneo of
power to elector defeat any Presi
dential nominee. This table shown
their voting strength, us it was icpre
s.'iileil by a delegate to the Rochester
convention, who gave this informa
tion: AinvriPili I'lutri'tiir siori itln-i ViOl.noi
.N.iiloiiul l.fnmii'iiir tin I'rot.viioii of'
AlMlTU'llll lllrlltlllloils I,".) ill)
liaiinr (IiiIit l' nucil MiiiTinui.Mit'limi-
, U . .... K)3(U1
ritdliilir Nii.Mit Ami'ii.'ii MM.U 0
I 'I ler of ltilllil'-. l ,(IK)
.U other iHiiimtii' urt;a,ii.',illiiii, UIO.'XIJ
'I "t'li a i i.uu
About .'.r.iui.nuo of this membership
is associated with two or more of thu
organizations, so that the actual vot
ing strength of the allied organiza
tions is not fur from l,iH!0,oo).
Regarding the personnel of its mem
bersliip, an Interesting icport was
read at tlie Rochester meeting. It
was said that Id.' members of Con
gress, the governors of four states,
majorities in the legislatures of se oral
states, the school boards of "I I cities
and towns, mid a mujorlti of city and
town olV.cuils in Jovery 'Central and
Western state are members of oriillicd
with the A. P. A. The membership In
this state is growing at tho average
rate of fourteen councils a week, to
ion tieiong, at tho lowo.-1 iMtimate,
' fun members.
Tho national representation ac
cording to the report, Is divided as
Ohio, lOO.OOo; Pennsylvania, "L'o.Ooo;
Indiana. HKl.too; Illinois, 3,i),uoi); Mich.
Igan, JS.1.03U: Kentucky, Mi.oOtl; Wis
cousin. IT.'i.OOI'; Iowa. JOO.OO'l; P.icillo
coast, U'.'i.uoo; New F.nglund, .1(10,000;
Southern nnd Southwestern states,
ToO.ouo: other states, ."tm.utio.
The political complexion of tho
State American Protective Association
organization corresponds with the
polities of the dominant putty. Ill
the South It is Democratic. In tho
Kiistiuul Pennsylvania and New Lng
gland It is Republican, and In Now
York State It Is divided on tlie btsls of
three, Republicans to two Democrats.
When n liinil talU i good deal idtout "hu
nuik'iit j miug people, ' it U a sign that ho
I- be .fining ONI.
SENATEBILL REFERRED TO
Miiiim1 Will Non-1 mii'iir tin I'utrN iiiWi II
iirnl Unit the rriiKr.iiu I'liUcn UiiuihI
No Interest In Hie l.mtir III. null or ('en
grrdu Will lie it 'Jot,
Wasiii.noio.v, Feb. I The .Senate
free coinage substitute for the Houso
bond bill was refericd to the ways
and means committee us soon as It
reached the House to-day. Finler tho
rules a motion to concur could not bo
made. It will be reported buck to
morrow or Wednesday with the recoin-
i lneiidiilion that the House non-concur
and insist upon its bill.
Mr. Dingley. chalinriii of the nays
and means committee ',a.s "reason.
tilde time' for debate will b.- allowed.
Tho silver men are asking lor two
days in which to discuss the bill. The
fale of the substitute is so well as
silled that the House program cNcltes
almost no interest. eNcept for thu
laet that it will furnish tlie llrst di
rect test of the size of tlie silver vote.
Mr. llnrlmuii of .Montana predie's
that the Republican vote for the sin or
substitute will be 11 or 10. and Mr.
Ralle.v of'I'e.Nas says Unit about To of
the 10.. Democrats In the House eiiu be
counted on to support any free silver
proposition. These estimates are
based on the supposition of the full tit
tendauce, which may not inaleriali.e,
for there are many absentee- this
week. There nro several Southern Re
publicans, new members, who are an
uncertain factor upon the tlnanelal
question. Silver men are preparing
speeches and are titiious for a much
longer debate than the opponents of
A bunch of Lu France roses lav on
tl... .1.. 1. ..f M- 11- .11, r I ...
i nn-..(.in ui .hi, ii ciiiii'TLoii in .iiiirv
i hind. Republican, who appeared in
I the house to-day for the tirst tiino
I since his election to the senate
Mr. Hull of Iowa, chairman of the
committee on military affairs, re-
ported the army appropriation bill
..on ii wus iacei on ine calendar.
At 1:10 o'clock the clerk of the sen
ate announced the passage of the sen
ate free coinage substitute to the
house bond bill audit was referred,
under the rules, to the wa.is and
HAD A HOT BATTLE.
Murco riirntinterH the sp.inUI, timl nr.
rr.iu Them After n ll.inl right.
Ni:w Yoith, Feb. i. Tho Herald cor
respondent in Cuba cables that An
tonio Mneeo, bound east, reached the
border of Havana Province on Friday.
His vanguard was in the neighbor
hood of (iiiunnjuy in the afternoon,
when it was attacked by (ieneral
Canella with I.'-'dO men and one Held
Canella is one of the best tl,-htcra in
tlio Spanish army. He left Havana
early in tlie week with a picked force
to meet mid head off MaceoV advance.
Reports of tho engagements that fol
lowed are meager, but indicate that
Canella was at least temporarily de
feated, after hard fighting, his 'com
mand being caught between tho (ire
of Maceo's advance und Come.'s rear
guard. Tho latter came up in time to
harass the Spanish in the (lank, while
Maceo fiercely attacked them in
Canella made a gallant stand, using
his Held piece effectively, but he was
caught in a visu and 'is believed to
have suffered severely
(Hrr-I'rniliii'lliiti Him Ciiiihi'iI ii t'rUW mill
ii tieiier.il Miut-Himn (.'illicit Tor.
W.NNtM,io., l'b I.--A dismal pic
ture of the conditions and future pros
pects of the Welch tin maker-, is
drawn by I'nitcd States Consul An
thony lloivclls In a report to the De
partment of State, lie sny-.: "The
tin plate trade is gone from bad to
worse. Prior to the November elec
tions w hen the ruiuou-. effects of the
Wilson bill tin Auierle.ui manufacture
was portrayed in certain newspapers
there was much rejoicing on this side
of the Atlantic. The optimism which
asserted Itself was remarkable. Hut
a crisis is at Iriuil and the only pan
acea suggested is a general stoppage
noNt month, provided no improvement
takes place in tlie meantime."
The consul inclosed a printed call
upon the nun to suspend work-. He
doe-, not, believe it will be generally
heeded. There are at least 10(1 too
uiiinv mills in existence and the only
recourse seems to be to check the out
put. About 170 mills are Idle now.
S. B. FRENCH A SUICIDE.
'Hip e York i:x-l'nlli'i foininlsHloaer
Take IIU dun Life,
Ni.u Voiin, Feb. I Hx-Poliee Com
missioner Stephen II. French com
mitted suicide tO'day by shooting Him
self through tlie heart.
Mr. French had been iuooilt mid
despondent and recently ho told his
wife that lie was worried over busi
ness affairs. So far us known there
wns no adequate cause for his suicide.
Mr. French was long concerned in
city, state, and national politics. He
allliiated with the Republican party.
His life had known many varied ex
periences, lie had beena whaler in
the North seas, a miner in California
in the romantic days ot 'Vi, a voyager
ami trader among the islands of tho
South Pacific, a liotelkeeper and ship
owner in San Francisco, thu proprietor
of an express line from that city to the
mines, and finally a politician of tlie
most active kind.
A Nimil leleniii 1 1 rail.
Wariii.niiio.v, Feb, -i Lieutenant
Commandor Hubert L Ciirmody, re
tired, of the I'nitcd States navy, died
Maidenly at his home In (ieorgetowu
yesterday. Lieutenant Carinody was
appointed to tho navy from New York
September i!, JHUO, and received the
rank of lieutenant commander Febru
ary -s, lS'.lO. He was retired .lune rt,
Tlm Ilui Iic-hh of olili'iiliuri; lli'.ul.
Hum. IN, Feb, I, Thetlrand Duchess
of Oldenburg is dead. She was born
in 13"il and as Llizahcth, Princess of
Saxe-Altenburg, was married In 1832,
to the Crnnd Duke of Oldenburg
AMERICA WILL RETALIATE
I'riKnl.iu Itc-drli Mom AkiiIiiI American
j Insurance .May lie Implicated,
Ni iv Ymii., Feb. 4. -Thu resolution
calling on the president for nil corns-'
sponilencu between the Fulled States
and Cerniany icgitrding the exclusion
in' American life insurance companies
from Cermuny. which has just passed
the New . ork llutise, isa muvo towaitl
u policy of retaliation against tier
many. The author of the resolution,
Represent live Southwick of Albany,
N. V.. gives the following explanation
of its purpose: "President I levelniid,
in his last annual message to Con
gress, called attention to the policy oi
retaliation which was being practiced
in (icrinany against American life in
si, ranee companies, and lie suggested
icttiliatioii upon the part of the Fniteil
Status if such a course could be de
"New Yon: is the llrst to take ac
tion, and in both the senate and the
assembly a measure has been intro
duced which piovides that nil
foreign insurance companies shall bo
denied every privilege in the transac
tion of business within Hie State which
Is not accorded to American companies
i'l the home Slates of these foreign
"The (iernian policy of retaliation
against American life companies has
thus far been confined to Prussia,
Four of the big New Yoik companies
had been transacting business in that
part of the (ierm.iu empire, but one,
only, continues operation. Covernoi ,
Morton and Insurance Superintendent
Pierce of New York have written Sec-1
retnry Olney. The Massachusetts com-1
mlssiouer of iusiiiaiice. also, has Miit
an emphatic note of protest to Score- j
tury Olney. Tho state department '
instructed embassador Runyoii to take I
coiNiiz.inco-. of the matter, and he had
been in communication with tlie Mer
lin government prior to his death."
A PATENT ON "BLOOMERS."
".e Women" .Mint Hereafter 1'uy n
Ito.ialty to ii llronl.lii .Man.
U.isiiiNorox, Feb. I. After a six
mouths'. search through ancient and
modern hintory. the patent olllce litis
issued a patent on bloomers. The
man who gets the otllcial credit of In
venting this "up-to-date" article of
wearing apparel is Thomas II. Royce
of llrooklyn. lu the future tlie "new
moiiiiiu" will have to pay Mr. Royce a
royalty on such nether garments.
Application for the patent was filed
uigust II, : fell."., when the bloomer
craze was at its height. Rovco did
not claim to bo the originator of this
form of feminine "trouserettes," but
claimed to have invented some of the
most essential features of the ac
cepted style of bloomers. The delay
In granting the patent was due to a
discussion among the patent olllce ex
aminers as to whether bloomers wore
Numerous patterns of ancient and
modern pantalettes or "trouserettes"
were taken before the examiners by
Mr. Royce. The llowing neilicr gar
ments worn by the inmates of Turk
isli harems and those of the modest
maidens of Persia were compared with
the latest style of bloomers worn by
the "new woman.''
An Interesting point In connection
with the granting of this patent was
the olliclal decision and lecognltion
of the word "bloomers." it being held
that, the term was of American origin
ality, without icgard for the apparel
for females of the old world or of an
INDEMNITY FOR ITALIANS.
Mr. Clcicliintl Send i'micreim u Menace
on the IVMnrnlicri; itlot.
Wsni.Ni.io.v, Fell. I. President
Cleveland sent to Congress a request
for an appropriation for some of tho
Italian victims of the Walscuberg
riots In Colorado.
The trouble at Walsenberg grew
out of the murder of Deputy Sheriff
Aimer IIKon by Italian' miners.
Itloodhonuds were used in tracing the
murderers. While four of them woru
being conveyed tojatl, tlie olllccrs hav
ing them tu charge were attacked
One of tho Italians was shot dead ami
two others escaped seriously injured.
The other Italians concerned in
tlie murder were shot down in tlie jail
corridors by em aged white miners
who had gained entrance by strategy.
BIG SNOW IN MISSOURI.
fourteen liichru on the l.inel at M.iiou
mill i:iclil lit .Mexico.
M i ox, Mil,, Feb, !. A heavy moist
snow began falling at I o'clock yester
day ami has been falling continuously
since. At'. i o'clock this morning the
snow measured fourteen Inches. It is
still falling, but melting. The wind
is from the northwest. The snow is
not drifted any and all last night
trains were able to get through.
Mi.mio, Mo., Feb. 3, Kigut inches
of snow have fallen in tills section of
Missouri since yesterday. Tlie roads
are almost impassable. They were
very bad before tho snow fell.
A Depot liiriiinllitry Sriitenccil.
Ci.imox, Iowa, Feb. -t. Judge
Wolfe to-day sentenced William T.
Stewart to tho A mimosa prison for
seven anil n half years at hard labor.
Stuart burned tho Lyons railway de
pet duly I, lh'J.'i, causing a loss of
SI 1,000. Hu wns convicted, escaped,
captured, retried and nirnln convicted.
A Teacher Arrenteil for i:mli;ilrmrnt.
Pr.iinv, Oklit., Fob. .1.-Fred Walker,
n sehool teacher of I) county west of
here, was arrested yesterday by of
fleers from Spencer, Jowu, for embez
zling S.1,000. Wulker was an attorney
in Iowa and came to I) county when
the country was llrst opened.
(Irrut l.tentcn lu Sui;iir.
Nkw Yokk, Feb. I. A writer in tho
Independent calls attention to the loss
which Americans uru made to hear us a
result of the Cuban war. Ho points out
that of tho'J.OOo.O'JO tons or 4,I0(),oqi).
000 pounds of sugar consumed annual
ly by the I'nitcd States fully one-half
comes from Cuba. The loss of that
supply obliges us to obtain it at u
greater coit from other countries.
Consequently there has been alreadv
"an increase of one-half cent pur
pound in the prlco of sugar, or nt tho
rate of SilMo'J.OOO Increase for tho
year; and this amount will soon bo
doubled if not trebled."
, DUESTROW IS CONVICTED.
Ik found Until iiMlurihr In the Seoiml
I nion Mo., Feb. I. The celebrated
rase of Dr. Arthur Ducstrow. thu St.
Louis millionaire who has been on
trial during tho past month for tint
colil-blooJed murder of his wife and
baby boy two years ago. ended yester
day the jury rcturniii',' a verdict of
ffiiilty In the tlr.st degree.
After arguments that took up tho
greater pait of Saturday mul lasted
until almost midnight, the case wan
,vl ven to tlie jury, the members of
which went to rest without consider
ing it. Yesterday morning the jury
tool: up the case and on thu first bal
lot unanimously found the defendant
guilty of murder in tlie llrst dcgiee.
The result was rcncla.il without much
tioitble, each member of the jury seem,
ingly having settled the case in his
own mind in the interval between
midnight and morning. This verdict
i-i received with almost universal sat
isfuctioti. This is the m-coiii! trial that Dr.
Ducstrow has had on the charge of
murder, the first one resulting in a
hung jury lat year.
The teriiblo'criine with which ho
was charged was committed in Feb
ruary.lh.il. One day that month his
wife mid child were at home awaiting
liis coining to take u drive. When lie
wine Into tlie house, Ducstrow, who
was drunk, began to abuse his wife,
mid finally shot her down In cold
blood. He then picked up his i-yenr-old
boy, a beautiful child, and, hold
ing it iit arm's length, killed it witli a
pistol shot through the head. Ills
wifu lingered for several dav.s mid
After Ills urrest. Ducstrow, with thu
help of bis fortune, tried to evade tlm
consequences of his crime. Ln-i!ov-ernor
.lohuson who is credited with
being one of the linest criminal law
yers of this Stnte. wa entrusted with
tlie charge ot the case and was as
sisted by Colonel Nat Drideii, Charles
Noiand and .1. Wesley llootli. Pros
ecuting Attorney Xacli'rlt. of St. Iioiis
was assisted by .ludge llolte, prosecut
ing attorney of I'raukliu county;
ludge (ialleiilcamp mid Lee Merri
wether Counsel for the defense endeavored
to establish u pica of insanity, but
after two inquiries held befoie juries,
in uiiljh much expert testimony was
heard on both sides, it was given up
and the case came to tiaul in I ni in, a
change of venue huvk. been t,ii'ii
from St. Louis The iQJftMi-ial ended
in a hung jury 'Ihrouglfout tho last
trial before Judge lllriil. Oovornor
Johnson mid his assistants kepi up the
insanity idea and were ably
seconded by thu defendant, who
endeavored to create thu impression
that ho was oray. As during tho
two inquests mid the former trial, thu
defense put on thu stand a number of
the most prominent physicians in the
State as experts to prove Dnestrow's
insanity. Lquully eminent experts
testitled on behiilfof the State, and
throughout the trial then: was an
almost constant warfare between the
Arguments were finally begun on
Saturday morning in a crowded court
room. Those present weredlsappolnteil
that the eloquent Coventor Johnson
did not speak', being confined loin's
room with a sprained mikie.
When the result of the jury s de
liberations was made known Dnest
row's counsel said an appeal to the
supreme court would be made
Ducstrow received the verdict calm
ly. He sat smoking a cigarette as the
judge read the paper handed in by tlm
jury. As far ns external appearances
go, he was thu coolest man among tlm
twity-!lvo lawyers, reporters ami
cHl.cls assembled lu the court room.
THE SOUTH INUNDATED.
l.ouir MWWlppl alley One Vnt Sim of
Hater l.iinriitiiiH Daiiniue.
Mimimiis, Tenn . Feb. I The un
precedented rain in the Lower Missis
sippi valley during the past ten days
has caused all streams to merllow,
mid the lowlands in Tennessee, Arkan
sas and Mississippi are ouo vast sen of
water. l.iidges have been washed
away on cvciul ot the railroads, and
trallie is seriously delayed. In Arkan
sas the damage from' the Hood will
leach high figures. The Ouachita
river ro,e thirty feet within thirty-six
hours, und the torrent of waters
swept everything before It. Many
fine plantations and farms In that fer
tile valley have been subn ergot!, and
nuthouses and fences swept away.
Rain has been falling utmost steadi'lv
during the past forty-eight hours,
mid the water will go still higher
Kiiikiik .Mil l.oie 'luo Tow in.
iNiii'.i'KNpr.NCK, Kan , Feb. 4. The
government surveyors now at work-re-establishing
the boiunlurv lines of
the various Indian reservations m tho
Indian Territory are now lu the Chero
kee country and are milking a change
in tlie line along the western harder.
Tho new line runs about three miles
east of the old tine and it is reported
the northern boundary will he moved
a mile or more further north. If this
is done it will place (. hetopa and Cof
feyville lu the Cherokee country and
It is piobaldu some trouble will result.
IllttlliKvr rnr .Nalloinil llrlpu'ule.
Si. Joski'H. Mo,, Feb. I. The Re
publicans of thu Fourth ( ongresskuial
district will present as their choice for
delegate nt large to thu National Re
publican convention the name of John
L. Hlttlngor, editor of the Herald.
Although earnestly solicited from
many quarters to become a candidate
for Congress, Major Hittlnger posi
tively declines. It is said ho prefer-, a
sent In the Legislature rather than in
Deinuiiil HI 00,000 Diiiimu-n.
CO.NSTAXTINOI'I.K, Feb. I. Tho
L' lilted States minister, Mr. Terrell,
has demanded an indemnity of Sino,
Out) for the burning and pillaging of
the American missions at Marash anil
Khiirput. He also asko.l for the im
mediate grunting of firmans for re
Dentil of lli-rlierl .M, She.iriiinn.
Kansas tin, Mo,, Feb. I.- Herbert
M. Shearman, for live vuva cliief of
The Star's art department, died at
o'clock this morning lu his room, after
an illness of two months. A coiupll
cation of disordurs resulted in blood
uoUouing, which caused his death.
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