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HE DIDN'T SPECULATE
. , XWESTIGATIOtr BEFORE THE SILTKIl
KcprcKcntativo Borscy of Nebraska
X > aront ( of Rrooklyn and Others *
Glvo Testimony Animal Electing of
the Iowa Horticulturists Duel Kc-
twccn Cowboy * A Joke that Had a
Very Sad Und Ing-few Tsillq > A . as-
fclna to bo Prosecuted.
J , Silver Pool Investigation.
\ WASHINGTON , Jan. 26 Eepresonta-
ti tive JDorsey of Nebraska testified be
fore the silver pool investigation com-
> mittec. Ho had no knowledge of any
congressman or other government offi
cers being interested in a silver pool
speculation. Mr. Dorsey knew of but
ono man who had any interest in sil
ver speculation. This was Hedenburg ,
n Chicago real estate man. with whom
witness had some years ago some dealings -
. ings in real estate. Witness never
had any interest directly or interectly
, ' ttn silver bullion or silver speculation.
Hedenburg had never suggested to
him the propriety of offering silver
certificates to congressmen , although
ho ( Hedenburg ) might have remarked
that silver was a purchase.
H. V. Parsons of Brooklyn took the
stand , but before he testified Mr. Ste
vens , correspondent of the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat , said ho had received
a letter from Owenby withdrawing the
name of Parsons from the list he had
given. Parsons , who is New York
agent of Wells , Fargo & Co. , then tes
tified that part of their business was
the sale but not the purchase of silver
bullion on commission. He never
bought or sold silver for anyone con
nected with the government except the
government itself , and knew absolutely
nothing about silver speculation by thy
government officers. Witness knew
Owenby slightly. Owenby had told
him at different , times that he had an
interest in the silver , given him in
consideration of information furnished.
Witness paid little attention to it. Wit
ness remembered that Owenby had said
the cashier of a New York bank he
thought the Hanover National was
his associate in' the enterprise. After
ward spoke in denunciatory terms of
this cashier , saying that he had repu
diated his ( Owenby's ) interests. Wit
ness , when asked why he had not paid
much attention to Owenby , he replied :
"I would not like to give any man a
bad character. "
Director of the Mint Leech submit
ted a statement of the visible domes
tic supply of silver on December 1 and
January 1 last. On the former date
the visible supply was 11,692,360
ounces , the largest holdings being
those of the Mercantile safe deposit
company , 6,092,360 ounces , New York
banks , estimated 2,000.000 and west
ern refineries 2,000,000. He also sub
mitted a list of the concerns that since
the last silver act was passed had of-
ered 10,000 ounces or more to the gov
The Iowa Horticulturists.
" " TES ) MOINES , la. , Jan. 26. The
twenty-fifth annual meeting of the state
horticultural society has been held the
past week in this city , as has been
noted in these dispatches. The stand
ing of Iowa as an apple state could
hardly be better demonstrated than by
the magnificent displays of the fruit
made in the basement of the state
house , whdre the meetings were held.
Probably the best displays , both as to
variety and quality , were made by
Mahaska counties. The former coun
ty exhibit showed several hundred
kinds of apple in charge of Messrs. J.
W. Murphy and J. H. Ewing. The
former gentleman is a neighbor of
Attorney General Stone , who has a farm
of over five thousand acres on which he
has had 45,000 trees and has juBt added
10,000 more. This makes the largest
orchard in the state , and the attorney
general expects soon to be able to
gather from it 100,000 bushels yearly.
Mills county carried off the honors at
Atlantic recently. Pottawattamie
county being a close competitor.
Mahaska county was on hand as usual
.with a larjre selection of fruit.
.V Cowboy IJucI.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Jan. 26. The re
port of a cowboy duel near Lander has
been confirmed. The men quarreled
over cards , and , both being on the
shoot , they agreed to settle the matter
with revolvers. Their companions tried
to prevent them , but without success.
They then went to a corral near the
ranch and arranged the details of the
duel. They stood back to back , then
walked fifteen paces and turned and
commenced firing. Bill Haines , known
as n'Six-shooter Bill , " was killed , four
shots striking him on the body. John
Harris , known as "Dab , " was struck
three times and is lying in a critical
condition , being -ninety miles from a
physician. Both men came from Texas
with cattle outfits , and until the pres
ent fight had been friends.
Sad Endiii ? of a Joke.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 26 Miss Lydia
Lundt of Davenport is a mental wreck
as the result of a practical joke prac
ticed upon her at Ooconomowoc , Wis.
.The story is that she loved a young
man whom she met at Oconomowoc
during the summer and he amused
himself by pretending to love her. He
failed to keep his promise to write
, /v- to her when he went away , but a
number of his young men friends wrote
half a dozen times to the girl , signing
the name of her whilom lover and urg
ing her to meet him at different times
in Oconomowoc. She did as directed ,
but her lover , , of course , "iid not come.
She brooded over her trouble until she
became n raving maniac and was
brought home in that pitiable condi
To Prevent Uneven Contests.
BOSTON , Mass. , . Jan. 23. Several
well known epqrnng men at the ofllco
of Captain Cook discussed sorao of the
recent big fistic battles. They were
unanimous in the opinion that some
changes must be made to avoid so many
They finally catno to the conclusion
that the following1 weights and classes
would put an end to ono sided fights :
Bantam , 119 pounds or under ; feather
weight , 116 , to 122 pounds ; lighi
weight , 122 to 128 ; heavy lightweight ,
128 to 135 ; welter weight , 135 to 143 ;
middle \veight , 143 to 152 ; heavy mid
dle weight , 152 to 163 ; light heavy
weight , 1C3 to 195 ; heavy weight , 175
Will X'ro&ccutc Few Tails A&sa < < * liis.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 2G. A telegram
was received at the war department ?
from General Miles giving an account
of the recent killing of Indian Pew
Tails by citizens. Ho characterized
the incident as a useless outrage and
said steps had been taken for the pros
ecution of the assassins. The tele
gram was shown to the president and
a telegram sent to Miles inquiring
whether or not the outrage was com
mitted on the government reservation
and whether the assailants are mem
bers of any state organization. The
object is to determine the question of
SPRINGFIELD , 111 , Jan. 22. The
first ballot taken yesterday for senator
resulted : Palmer , 101 : Oglesby , 100 ;
Streeter , 3. No election. "The speaker
annqunced 103 votes necessary to a
choice , and as no person had received
this number the roll call was pro
ceeded with. The second and third
ballots showed no change.
TOPEKA , Ivan. , Jan. 22. Five new
alliance senatorial candidates have appeared - .
peared in the field. The most promi
nent among the possibles are ex-Gov
ernor John P. St. John and Governor
Blair. The latter is a democrat and
is considered by many as a good com-j
CONCORD , N. H. , Jan. 22. The sen
ate and house met in joint session and ,
declared Dr. Gallinger elected United
States senator. Ezra S. Stearns ( rep )
was elected secretary of state.
ALBANY , N. Y. , Jan. 22. The joints
ballot of-the legislature for United
States senator was taken and resulted :
Hill , 81 ; Evarts , 79. Hill was de
BISMARCK , N. JJ. , Jan. 22. The bal
lot for United States senator yesterday
resulted : Pierce , 17 ; Hansbrough , 13 ;
Miller , 12- Ball , 7 ; Muir , 9 ; Louns-
berry , 5 ; McCormick , 24.
DENVER , Colo. , Jan. 22. In the
joint session of the legislature a ballot
for United Stales senator was taken.
The vote was : Teller , 47 ; Yeamans ,
27. This means- that Teller will fill
his own senatorial shoes.
HARKISBURG , Pa. , Jan. 22. The
legislature met in joint session and Don
Cameron was formally declared elected
United States senator.
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , Jan. 22. In the
joint convention of the legislature D.
W. Yoorhees was declared elected
United States senator.
LITTLE KOCK , Ark. , Jan. 22. O. H.
Platt was elected United States senator
by the joint session of the legislature.
OLYMPIA , Wash. , Jan. 22. The leg
islature in joint session elected Squire
United States senator.
JEFFERSON CITY , Mo. , Jan. 22. The
legislature in joint session re-elected
SALEM , Ore. , Jan. 22. Mitchell was
yesterday re-elected United States sen
ator to succeed himself.
ALBANY , N. Y. , Jan. 22. Governor
Hill was busy yesterday shaking hands
with friends who crowded in to con
gratulate him on hie election to the
senatorship. Eighty-one guns were
fired by the democratic club , one for
each Hill vote. AtElmira , Hill's home ,
100 guns were fired and the democrats
King Kalakana Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , Jan. 21.
Kalakaua , king of the Hawaiian is
lands , died at the Palace hotel in this
city at 2:30 yesterday afternoon. His
alarming condition was not generally
known until last evening , when the at
tending physician announced that the
malady was Bright's disease and urae
mia. Kalakaua's visit to this country
was made on account of failing health.
He commenced to gain strength soon
after his arrival , but the improvement
was only temporary. After his return
from southern California last week he
became worse , and during the last few
days was unconscious nearly all the
time , life being prolonged only by the
use of stimulants. At 1:30 yesterday
afternoon Colonel MacFarlane , the
king's chamberlain , found that the
king no longer recognized him. Then
Rev. Dr. Eoed of Trinity Episcopal
church began reading selections from
the scriptures amid demonstrations of
grief on the part of the attendants of
the dying monarch. At 2:30 : Fleet
Surgeon Wood announced that the king
was dead. The remains will be em
balmed and taken to Hawaii on the
United States steamer Charleston. The
king will be succeeded by his sister ,
Princess Liluokalani , who has been
acting as regent durinsr his absence.
New Iowa Classification.
DES MOINES , la. , Jan. 24. The rail
way commission has promulgated a
new classification to go into effect im
mediately. It is known as classifica
tion No. 7 and is made to correspond
to western classification No. 11 , and
contains only the modifications made
by the railways themselves , except a
change in cheese , in carload lots , from
third to fourth class , and in less than
carload lots , from second to third class ,
to conform to the uniform , classifica
tion in force east of Chicago.
The Mlvor Fool.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 27. In the sil
ver pool investigation Senator Camer
on testified that he bought silver on a
margin in the early part of June , be
fore the silver bill was passed by the
oenate , and disposed of it before the
bill became a law. He had no knowl
edge of any other senator , representa
tive or oflioial of the government hav
ing any interest in the purchase of sil
Senator Cameron said he bought the
silver just as ho would any other com
modity and gave the matter no thought.
He never knew Owenby , and never
talked with other senators about the
John Tanner of Illinois knew noth
ing about the silver pools or their
transactions except one dealing of hji
The correspondent of the Chicago
paper , E. D. Bogart , was questioned
relative to the statements made in his
dispatches , he having said , among1
other things , that Congressman Flower-
was in the pool. Ho said he was re
peating what was commonly said among
correspondents. Ho had no personal
E. G. Dunnell , correspondent of the
New York Times , was asked concern
ing the dispatch sent by him saying in
substance that if Payne and Dingley ,
members of the committee , had knSwn
the relations regarding Cameron would
be made , they would have been reluct
ant to enter into the investigation.
Dunnell said he got his information
from use of money or any other means
to inlluenco silver legislation. Heden-
berg said he had expended considera
ble money in this line , of which he is
quite willing to give the committee full
knowledge. His last act , he said , was
a communication addressed to Speaker
Heed regarding the bill now in the com
mittee , and he said the speaker , no
doubt , will bo willing to give the com
mittee any facts connected therewith.
Solvimr a. murder -llystcry ,
SIWAIM > , NEC. , Jan. 27. It is be
lieved that the mystery surrounding
the murder of the two Leavitt children
near Grcsham a year and a half ago is
about to be solved' Several days ago
Sheriff Adams received a telegram
from a policeman in Memphis , Tenn. ,
asking whether two girls had been
murdered in this county in June. 1889 ,
and if so whether the authorities
wanted the murderer. Sheriff Adams
replied that there had been such a
crime committed , and by all means to
hold the man. He received the second
telegram stating that they had the
man. The policeman then wrote Sher
iff Adams a long letter detailing the
circumstances as to how he became
aware such a murder had been com
mitted. A colored man in Memphis
came to him and informed him that
while eating a lunch in a restaurant
he overheard a conversation between
two men in an adjoining booth in
regard to the matter. There had
been three men in the booth ,
and one of them went out ,
when one of the others told his com
panion that the man who had just gone
out , while tramping from Dakota
through Nebraska , had killed two girls
in Seward county in June , 1889 , and
there was § 1,400 reward offered for
the murderer. The colored man went
at once to the policeman and told him
what he had heard , and the three men
were arrested , but it seems that only
the one who is supposed to be the real
murderer was held , but Sheriff Adams
telegraphed for them to hold all three
of the'm until he could reach Memphis.
The murder of Caroline and Bessie
Leavitt occurred on the evening of
June 16 , 1S89 , and it looks very much
as if the right party has at last been
captured. Theoffice'rs here have kept
the matter as quiet as possible , but
since it has leaked out interest has
again revived in the case , and every
body is talking about it. The sheriff
has not yet started after the supposed
Tlie Alliance Orjjanizin ; ; in Iowa.
DBS MolNES , la. , Jan. 27. The sub
ordinate organizations of the farmers1
alliance are becoming unusually active
in Iowa. In Montgomery county the
county alliance is preparing to start a
weekly paper. It will act independent
of the old parties and is ignoring the
prohibition question entirely. In Bu-
channan county the alliance has been
rapidly gaining in interest during the
last three months and undoubtedly
will figure conspicuously in the next
fall election. A meeting held at In
dependence Saturday showed a full
delegation from the seven organiza
tions in the county and the connty al
liance organization was formed with
some of the strongest men in the dis
tricts as officers. From other parts of
the state come information indicating
a studied purpose on the part of the
farmers to organize for separate polit-
iclal action next fall.
Boycotting jho World's Fair.
CHARLESTON , W. Va. , Jan. 27. The
house after an acrimonious discussion
passed 40 to 20 a resolution that in
the event of the passage of the federal
elections bill the state would make no
world's fair appropriation. Senator
St. Clair of the world's fair commis
sion is making a vigorous fight against
it to the senate.
Election * Bill and World' * Fair.
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. . Jan. 27. The
house yesterday after a long and vig
orous debate adopted a resolution to
the effect that the passage of the elec
tions bill would render the world's fair
a sectional affair and if that measure
becomes a law no appropriation should
be made by Indiana. The democratic
members of the
senate caucussed on
the matter tonight and a motion to
make the resolution a party measure
was defeated by the vote of "the-chair
man. As there was not a full attend
ance , another caucus will be held to
NEWS SU.tI.1I A It Y.
George Bancroft was buried in Wor
cester , Mass.
China und Japan will send exhibits
to the World's Fair.
Paris and London have been con
nected by telephone.
The Missouri Pacific hospital at So-
dalia was destroyed by fire.
The Ohio farmers' alliance oppose
the formation of a third party.
Bangkok , Siain's capital , is said to
have been damaged ? 500,000 by fire.
Texas will not appropriate for the
world's fair if the force bill is passed.
The Kansas City car and wheel com
pany has closed down for an indefinite
The Kansas Alliance legislative cau
cus selected P. P. Elder for speaker of
Mr. and Mrs. Bceler of Brooklyn ,
Ind. , have eighteen children alive and
The French deputies have appropri
ated $100,000 for the sufferers by cold
in the towns.
The Wisconsin democratic caucus
nominated William F. Yilas for United
Joseph King , a young lawyer of St.
Paul his been driven insane by his
losses at poker.
The draft of a new convention be
tween Spain and Ed gland is being can
vassed at Lisbon.
Judge Kinnc of Iowa has decided
that the original package bill is bind
ing in that state.
The deficit in the Arkansas state
treasury is now rumored to have
Senator Teller received a majority
for re-election in both houses of the
The Chicago and Ohio river traffic
association lines have issued 1,000-mile
tickets at 2c per mile.
The Ohio legislature has taken steps
to investigate the state penitentiary
and the imbecile asylum.
It is estimated that 50 , 000 persons
have been thrown out of work by se
vere weather in Franco.
George Harris of Newbern. Illv is
trying to suicide by fasting. He has
been at it twenty-six days.
Missouri has decided to make no ap
propriation for the world's fair until
the force bill has been killed.
At Jefferson City , Mo. , Senator
George G. Vest was formally declared
re-elected for a third term.
A whisky-crazed Mexican at Wichita - '
ita , Kas. , stabbed three people. One
is dead and another is dying.
The London Times says that negro
emigration is the only solution of the
southern problem in Amerca.
Two unknown cowboys fought a duel
near Landers , Wyo. One was killed
and the other fatally wounded.
Farmers in Clay county , Indiana , are
tearing down wires and poles put up
the Postal Telegraph company.
The democrats of the Minnesota leg
islature in joint caucus nominated for
United States senator William S. Vilas.
Chicago capitalists are willing to
construct a 12 to 16-story government
building there in return for certain
The treasury deparment has decided
that the sago flour of commerce is
starch and subject to duty at two cents
The treasurer of the Chicago
World's fair organization is. going to
bring suit against subscribers who have
failed to pay up.
p Mrs. Julia Higbee was adjudged in
sane and found guilty of the murder of
her four children at her trial in Wood
county , Kentucky.
A number of petitions have been
presented in favor of transferring the
license fees from the local to the
county school fund.
The Arkansas house has decided to
take no action regarding the World's
Fair appropriation until the fate of the
force bill is decided.
Wilbur F. Barker shot his wife five
times in the room where she was teach
ing school at Syracuse , N. Y. She is
in a critical condition.
A bill making an appropriation for
the World's fair was laid on the table
in the Alabama senate , pending the
fate of the force bill.
The Standard oil company has
bought out C. C. Harris , the largest
individual oil producer in Ohio. It
will pay § 1,750.000.
Assistant Adjutant General Corbin
says the committee appointed to inves
tigate the fight at Wounded Knee will
find Col. Forsythe culpable.
In the Minnesota House a joint resolution
elution was offered memorializing con
gress in favor of the construction of a
canal in New York at Niagara Falls.
The house committee on public
buildings has agreed to report favora
bly the bill to appropriate ? 4,000,000
for a new public building in Chicago.
Commissioner De Young of the
World's fair bitterly denounces the at
tack on the national commission made
by the Chandler congressional com
The farmers" alliance of Ohio adopted
a resolution demanding government
loans at 2 per cent. Affiliation with
the Knights of Labor was unfavorably
The republicans have introduced a.
substitute for the Bennett law in the
Wisconsin legislature designed to meet
the objections of the supporters of
The Louisiany Lottery Company has
been beaten in its recent suit to com
pel the secretary of state to put before
the people at the next election the
amendment extending its charter.
Comptroller Lacey will defer the ap
pointment of a receiver for the Amer
ican National bank of Kansas City in
order that the stockholders may have
an opportunity to place the bank in a
position for resumption.
DAT TO DAY BEGES8.
SLKOE iy xn * : SJSITATJS WITH xo
The Gloturo IJtilo and tlio Elections
EJI11 monopolizing Valuable Time
Difficulty in Approving the Journal
In JSoth HranchcM of Conjrci ii Tlio
District of Columbia Kill and Other
Blatters in the Semite and Ilouvo or
CONGUKSSIONAI * .
In the senate on the 20th , after the
morning business was disposed of , Mr.
Aldrich moved that the senate proceed
to the consideration of the resolution
to change the rules , which was agreed
to. Mr. Harris rose to a question of
order and said that the notice given
did not call attention to that part of
any rule proposed to be modified , but
simply left the chair and each senator
to find it out for himself. He argued
that the motion was not sufficiently
specific. The discussion was proceed
ing when at 2 o'clock the elections bill
came up and Mr. George took the floor
to continue his speech.Picking up a
pile of manuscript , he began to read a
dissertation upon the origin and history
of African slavery in the United States.
After some time he complained of
weariness and asked whether. . .Butler
might read for him so that no could
rest. Mi- Aldrich objected , and Mr.
George resumed. After ten minutes
more reading Mr. Aldrich asked if Mr.
George would yield for a motion to
take up the resolution referring to
cloture. Mr. George , with an air of
weariness , said he believed ho would.
Thus the day passed in the senate with
out any business being done. In the
house , after the reading of the journal ,
Mr. Bland made the point that it had
not been icad in full and demanded
that a description of the various execu
tive communications , bills and peti
tions be read. This was done , the
reading not being completed until
1 o'clock. The speaker then stated
the question to bo on the approval of
the journal , and having counted and
Stated the affirmative vote , Mr.
Mills of Texas , rising to a parliamen
tary question , asked whether the
proper question was not on orderingthe
previous question , Mr. McKinley hav
ing demanded that when the clerk fin
ished reading the first part of the jour
nal. The speaker said the demand had
not been renewed after the reading of
the journal was completed. Mr. Mills
wished to debate the matter , but the
speaker declined to recognize him on
the ground that he was out of order.
Then Mr. Mills strode down the aisle ,
shaking his fist at the speaker , and
poured out volumes of denunciation ,
accusing him of practicing fraud on the
house. The democrats cheered , but
the speaker , imperturbed , continued
counting and announced the motion
carried. After some further debate
Mr. Kerr of Iowa said : "Such proceed
ings as these are treasonable and they
are headed by a man who helped trea
son before. " Mr. Mills'replied : "You
are a traitor yourself to the constitu
tion and laws. You are trying to sur
round the ballot box with bayonets and
deprive the people of the right of rep
resentation. " The journal was ap
proved 144 to 103 and the house
went into the committee of the whole
on the District of Columbia bill.
In the senate on the 21st as soon as
the journal of the previous day was
read , it was moved to correct it by
striking out the words stating that Mr.
Aldrich's motion to proceed to consid
eration of the resolution as to the clos
ure was determined in the affirmative.
He asserted that this had not occurred
and the result of the vote was never
announced. He read from the record
to sustain his position and expressed
his belief that the senate would not
permit a journal to stand which de
clares a falsehood. Mr. Aldrich was
willing to concede that the vice presi
dent had not declared the motion car
ried and had no objection to a motion
to amend the journal. The vice presi
dent said that from his own recollec
tion he was of the opinion that he did
not formally declare the vote as car
ried , though he stated that the ayes
appeared to have it , and he would
therefore again submit the ques
tion. After a long discussion
Mr. Eustis took the floor and
spoke against the elections bill.
The bill , he said , was aimed at south
ern communities and southern states.
It was intended to revive , reorganize
and rehabilitate the republican party
in the south. It was intended as a
second reconstruction measure and it
deserved the failure of the first recon
struction measure. At 6 o'clock a mo
tion to adjourn was lost. The absence
of a quorum was noted and the ser-
geant-at-arms was directed to request
the attendance of absent senators. The
time of the senate was taken up in
roll calls and in the delivery of Mr.
Vest's speech in sections , and at mid
night the senate adjourned , leaving
the subject of approval of Tuesday's
journal to come up again Thursday.
In the senate on the 23d , Mr. Cock-
rell resumed his argument against the
cloture rule , saying in the course of
his remarks that the democratic sena
tors would be as brief as possible in
discussing matters of public necessity ,
but if the republican senators insisted
on the elections bill , a merely partisan
measure , not endorsed by half their
own party , the democratic senators
would discuss it in all its ramifications.
It was useless , he said , to try to dis
guise the purpose of the rule. The
only object was to pass the force bill.
Everything else was made subordinate
to the whims of the senator from Mas
sachusetts , and , apostrophizing Mr.
Hoar , Mr. Cockrell exclaimed : "Shame
upon you , my friend from Massachu
setts , who now attempts to force upon
the people of Massachusetts and of the
country the humiliating confession that
they are no longer capable of holding
their own elections. " Ho read from a
St. Louis paper a letter addressed to
Mr. Edmunds by a former republican
constituent now living in Texas , pro
testing against the elections bill. Mr.
Edmunds said ho never received
such a letter and believed it fabri
cated to promote the operations of
resistance to the election bill.
In the housu Mr. Cooper of Indiana ,
rising to a question of privilege , had
read the resolution offered by him
September 4 last , making charges
against the commissioner of pensions ,
and asking for the broadening of the
investigation' . The resolution was re
ferred to the select committee exam
ining the previous charges. On Sep
tember 11 Chairman Merrill had been
directed to report the resolution , but
had never done so. Mr. Cooper there
fore offered a resolution directing the
committee to report. A lengthy' de
bate toolc place on a point of order , in
the course of which Mr. Merrill said
the committee had unanimously de
cided that the resolution had been improperly - '
properly referred to it , and within one
hour the resolution was returned to
the speaker's desk. Messrs. Grosven-
or of Ohio and Henderson , Smith and
Cannon of Illinois spoke brielly , defending -
fending the commissioner of pensions.
The matter was finally settled amica
bly by Mr. Merrill obtaining the reso
lution from the files of the house , re
porting it from his committee and hav
ing it referred to the committee on
lu the senate on the 24th the session
was a continuation of that of Thursday. '
Stewart took the lloor to make an ad
dress on the cloture resolution , but
yielded to a motion for an executive
session. The legislative session was
resumed at 12:25 , when Stewart took
the floor and offered an amendment
which he had given notice of Thursday
last. Stewart's amendment contains
three propositions , the first being to
strike out of the proposed rule the
words "and the question shall bo put
upon the amendments , if any are pend
ing , and upon the measure -in their
successive stages according to the rule
of the senate , but without debate , " and
substitute the words "and debate on
the pending amendments and such
amendments as maj io offered while
the measure is under consideration
shall be limited as provided in rule 8. "
The second is to insert in the sentence
providing that no motion is in order
but a motion to adjourn or to take a
recess , the words "recommit with or
without instructions , to lay on the ta
ble , " etc. , and the third clause is that
pending proceedings under the pro
posed rule 17 shall be suspended.
Stewart then argued against the rule
and the election bill. The principle
of the latter , if carried into effect ,
would be more prejudicial to human
liberty than the secession itself , be
cause the secession would have still
retained the local governments. He
went on to argue at length against the
constitutionality of the bill. The pro
posed rule , ' he said , could not bo
adopted withouta violation of the rules
and without taking the floor from some
senator entitled to it : Those who op
posed such proceedings stood by the
precedents of America for 10.0 years
and the precedents of Great Britain for
fifty years , and those precedents had
never been violated except in "one sin
gle instance , when they were violated
to suppress the home rule struggle in
Ireland. No definite action was had
on pending legislation , and the senate
took a recess till Moneay. In the
house , beiore the reading of the jour
nal , Breckenridge of Arkansas raised
the point of no quorum. A call of the
roll was then ordered. A quorum hav
ing responded , the journal was read
and approved , after further attempts on
the part of the democrats to delay
matters. The house then went into
committee of the whole on the naval
appropriation bill. Pending the dis
position of the bill the committee rose
and the house adjourned.
Sensation In a New State.
OLYMPIA , Wash. , Jan. 23. Just af
ter Speaker Shaw of the lower house
of the state legisluture spoke the call
for nomination for United States sen
ator , Representative John Metcalf
arose and said : "Gentlemen of the leg
islature of Washington , I hold in hand
§ 500 which was handed to me by Harry
A. Clark of Spokane Falls with the ex
press understanding that I cast my
vote for W. H. Caikins for United
States senator. "
For several seconds profound silence
prevailed throughout the hall.
Metcalf sent the roll of bills to the
speaker and then resumed his seat.
Senator Squire's supporters then be
gan cheering and it was some momenta
before the speaker could restore order.
Finally a motion was carried to ap
point a committee of five to investigate
the charge of bribery and the house
adjourned till 8 p. m.
Calkins was the opponent of Senator
Squires , who was re-elected.
? In .cular Christianity.
PORTSMOUTH , O. , Jan. 32. Eev.
C. O. Branch , pastor of the Second
Baptist church here , yesterday after
noon knocked down and broke the jaw
of W. H. Evans , traveling agent for a
bible publishing house of Nashville.
Tenn. Evans called at the preacher's
house on Monday afternoon and , find
ing no one at home but the minister's
fifteen-year-old daughter , attempted to
assault her. Eev. Branch learned of
the outrage yesterday and meeting
Evans on the street , caught him on the
jaw with a right-hander , breaking it
and sent him sprawling to the street.
Evans is the larger man of the two.
The country round about Grafton ,
W. Ya.f was lighted up for twenty
miles by some one touching a mutch tea
a sea of oil resulting from a broken
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