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ANOTHER FINANCIAL PLAN National Board of Trade Has a Plan. That, with Extention. of the National Nation-al Banking System, will Bring Relief Re-lief Torrey Bankrupt Law Recommended Recom-mended Revision of the Postal Laws Urged Nicaragua Canal Favored. Fa-vored. Washing-ton, Jan. 29. The National Board of Trade at its morning .session today, discussed at some length the report re-port of the committee to which has been referred the several resolutions bearing upon the money and currency questions submitted by a member of the constituent bodies of the board. The committee in its report states that it finds the unfortunate conditions which existed on year ago to be substantially sub-stantially unchanged, and states that, in "the Judgment of the National Board of Trade, the establishment of a sound, stable and efficient monetary-system monetary-system is essential to the restoration of confidence and the prosperity of our industrial Interests, and such restoration restora-tion is an immediate and urgent duty of Congress; that the essential provisions provis-ions in such a system should include the relief of the Government by the retirement and cancellation of the legal le-gal tender notes under safe and proper conditions as to time and method; also provision for the revision and extension of the National banking system under conditions which will maintain our monetary standard, and secure to the country a safe and ample currency to take the place of the notes so retired." The report of the committee was adopted by a vote of 43 to 9. BANKRUPT LAW. The committee on bankruptcy reported re-ported the following, which after discussion dis-cussion was adopted: Resolved, That the National Board of Trade affirms Us approval of the Torrey bankruptcy bill, and urges upon Congress its enactment of the only measure that aan give permanent beneficial results to the National interests of the United States. Resolved, That the passage of an equitable equi-table bankrupt law during the present session of Congress is imperatively demanded de-manded in the Interests of the entire country." The committee on reciprocity, of which Bellamy Storer is chairman, made a report, embodying the following follow-ing resolutions, which was unanimously unanimous-ly adopted: That the National Board of Trade urgently ur-gently demands of Congress the enactment enact-ment of such legislation as will establish and secure our former reciprocal trade relations re-lations between the United States and Mexico, the Central and South American countries and Spaniuh-American colonies. POSTAL REVISION. A report was submitted by Mr. Finley Acker of Philadelphia, chairman of the committee on posctal regulations. Among the recommendations .were to cnange tne rate of postage all first class matter, letter postage, to 1 cent tor each half ounce; to restrict second-class second-class matter, at the present rate of pos tage, to strictly bona fide daily, triweekly, tri-weekly, simi-weekly and weekly news papers, and to charge to every depart ment of the Government now using the franking privilege the actual cost of the service. The report was adopted. JLi. jvi. waupt or Philadelphia presented pre-sented the report of the waterways committee. The report recommends fa vorably deep draft connections between the lakes, the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Atlantic, continuing the improvement of the great rivers of the central basin consecutively, and the construction of an interior coast wise canal for domestic commerce and National defense. The report also urges on Congress the Immediate grant ing of such financial aid and support as will secure the control of the Nicaragua Nica-ragua canal to the Government, free from foreign interference, provided, however, that in extending such aid it will acquire such title thereto as will secure the ultimate payment of the bonds guaranteed or the money advanced. ad-vanced. It was also decided to hold the next annual meeting of the board in this city on the fourth Tuesday in January, 1-SH7. Large Western Claims. Washington, Jan. 20. Senator Stewart, Stew-art, from the Committee on Claims, today to-day made a rr wimble report on the bill making an a ; ropriation to reimburse the Slater, of California, Oregon and Nevada for expenditures mad" in the equipment of troops during the war. The claims amount in the aggregate, principal and interest, to $4,691,S91. Wllliiim I'. Em-dish is lying dangerously ill at the Baalish hotel, Indianapolis, having hav-ing inllumni.itory rheumatism. The packing and shipping of oranecs has commenced in ('alii irnia. Five ears of fruit was sent east last night from Los Angeles. Supreme Judge Kellam of South Dakota tendered his resignation yesterday and it was accepted by the Governor. His successor suc-cessor will be appointed soon. The preliminary examination of "Cot-tonhead" "Cot-tonhead" Schmidt and the negro, Sam Foster, for the murder of Bertram A. At-water, At-water, the Chicago artist who was held up and shot at Cottage Grove, was held at St. Louis. Both men were bound over to the grand Jury. The New York Herald's correspondent in Rio de Janelrdt Brazil, telegraphs that the Brazilian Government ictuses to accept ac-cept the boundary lines proposed by Bolivia Bo-livia in the territorial issues between the two countries. Bolivia suggests that the question lie submitted to the President of the I nitcd States. Gen. John W. Noble, ex-Secretary of the Intel lor, is confined to his homo by a s-l iens attaek of la grippe. He was taken ta-ken 111 M lay, but. il was supposed that it was only a temporary indisposition, and that lie would be about in a day or two. The illness, however, developed Into a serious malady. Ir. John A. I '.rooks of Memphis lias n-e.sived n-e.sived a rail to (lie London Tal i rnacle, the largest Chiisliali church in Europe. lr. Brooks was the tirst Prohibition candidate can-didate for Governor of Missouri i'l IVsl, and in l.viS he was nominated lor lee-President, lee-President, bv the National Prohibition convention.' Me was for many years supreme su-preme master workman oi the Ancient order of Pnite i Worl.m.n. Dr. I '.rooks has not et accepted the call to London. TREACHERY CHARGED, CUBANS SAY THE "HAWKINS" WAS SCUTTLED. The Disaster Spreads Gloom Over the Cuban Leaders Small Engagements Engage-ments in Cubn. New York. Jan. 29.-C.loom l'rv'id"1 the headquarters of the Cu ban re lu-lutlonnry lu-lutlonnry party today he . n rs. who would not admit lica thai any filibustering expedlt ion ha-1 m l with disaster, freely ndim -d t i - re -ted wrecking of the hteam.i "Hawkins" was cornet. 1.i(,firpd Thomas K. Palmer, the ncknow loflM i head of the Cuban revolutionary pHy said about $)00.M.o hud been '.,',n'' ' In fitting out the steamer J . I kin." including n "' " One Cuban made the star ng an nouncement It was evident tlu'ie had been treachery. Said he: "We hired an expert to examine the steamer before be-fore we purchased her. This expert reported the steamer seaworthy. Now, either the expert did not do his duty properly and the steamer was not fit to go to sea, or else a traitor on board deliberately scuttled the ship. The latter lat-ter would seem to be the case. Neither Gen. Garcia, who was In command of the expedition, nor his son, the second in command, nor any others at the head of the movement, nad any idea whatever that the steamer was leaking until it was too late to save her. A searching investigation is being made, and if there was any plot to scuttle the ship, we will unearth it." 'DXIJ,VDIXS3ANI SailiaoHI.il V New York, Jan. 29. United States District Attorney McFarland admitted today that in accordance with instructions instruc-tions from Washington the authorities here had been for some time investigating investigat-ing tht- doings of the Cuban revolutionists revolution-ists in this district. "So far," he said, "no warrants have been issued in the case of the steamer 'Hawkins'." Under the act of June 20. 1874, which requires a report to be filed within five days by the owner, agent or master of every wrecked vessel with the Collector Col-lector of Customs in the district to which such vessel belongs, those responsible re-sponsible for the loss of the "Hawkins" can be punished. Was the HawKins a "Plant"? Chicago, Jan. 29. A special from Washington, D. C, says: There is a curious rumor afloat here to the effect that tile true story has not yet been told as to the alleged wreck of the steamer "Hawkins," which hail set out to carry a load of men and ammunition to Cuba. Some people close to the revolution ists say that the whole thing is a plant" and the Spanish Minister and the United States have been cleverly fooled. For some reason that cannot be definitely traced, there is a belief in the Cuban colony that the arms supposed sup-posed to have been on the "Hawkins" were either trans-shipped at sea or else were sent out secretly on some other vessel and suspicion intentionally intentional-ly directed against the "Hawkins" for the purpose of throwing the Spanish spies and the United States revenue authorities off the track. People here are wondering what the steamer was doing on Long Island sound if It was en route to Cuba. Minister Min-ister De Lome was apparently supplied sup-plied with the fullest information In connection with the movements of the steamer "Hawkins," and acting on his instructions, officers of the navy and revenue marine were Instructed to look after the steamer and its intended consort con-sort all the way from Hampton Roads to Tampa. While the stories of the survivors appear ap-pear to read straight enough, the gen eral opinion is there has been something some-thing crooked about the whole transaction. transac-tion. It Is known here now that in a previous pre-vious case the Cuban revolutionary committee supplied the Spanish Minister Minis-ter with false information regarding an alleged filibustering expedition, and then while he was busily engaged, with the assistance of the United States, in endeavoring to head it off, a genuine expedition slipped out without notice and made a successful landing in Cuba. The understanding seems to be something some-thing of the kind was attempted to be done In the case of the steamer "Hawkins," "Haw-kins," but just what the wreck had to do with it, or whether It was part of the programme at all, cannot be definitely defin-itely ascertained. POSTAL GOLD SUPPLY. BUTTE'S BECE1PTS ONLY 10 PEP. CENT IN GOLD. But a Few Months Ago Gold Was from 50 to 60 Per Cent of the Total Receipts. Butte, Mont., Feb. 1. Postmaster J. W. Lynch, in answer to questions asked bv Postmaster-General Wilson relative to the feasibility of the scheme proposed pro-posed by the Cleveland, O., postmaster, for the maintenance of the gold reserve, says the receipts of the Butte otiiee and from western Montana and northern north-ern Idaho offices are 10 per cent gold and 90 per cent currency. Prior to two months ago the poportion of gold was between 50 and 60 per cent. Mr. Lynch says the sudden and startling change is a further revolt of the hostility of Eastern bankers toward Western interest, in-terest, as they have refused to ship more gold to their Western exchanges, and compel them to accept currency. Mr. Lynch does not consider the scheme of the Cleveland postmaster a feasible one. It is far from a solution of the problem, he says, for the reason that it does not go to the root of the evil. So long as the endless chain exists ex-ists by which Treasury notes must be redeemed in gold and the treasury has the right to reissue the same notes over and over again, it seems like an absurd ab-surd proposition to attempt to keep up the gold reserve by the limited supply of gold that could be furnished by the postoflices. BOND BIDS COMING IN. Sum of the Offers Believed to be in Excess of $100,000,000. Washington, Jan. 31. Nothing definite defi-nite can be learned at the Treasury department de-partment as to the number and amount of bids already received for the new bonds. As fast as received the bids are deposited in a safe, where they will remain until next Wednesday, when they will be opened and their contents announced. It is certain, however, that a large number of bids have been received, re-ceived, and every mail Inings considerable consid-erable additions. As to the amounts or prices offered, even the Secretary of the Treasury knows nothing, except in the few cases where he has been privately advised by letter. There seems to be no doubt that the amount of the bids will exceed the $100,000,000 to be offered, and it Is expected that the foreign offers of-fers will be considerably more than was expected when the loan was announced. The improved political situation abroad. It Is believed, will contribute to this end. The semi-official announcement announce-ment that bidders who Intend to pay for their bonds in foreign coin will be given the preference in making the awards, is expected to stimulate foreign for-eign competition for the bonds. The thing most to bo feared in connection with the sales, it Is said nt the treasury, treas-ury, Is a possible combination by which a large percentage of the offers will be nt uniformly low rates. Should this prove to be the case, there seems to be no doubt that Secretary Pnrllslo would not hesitate to reject nil the bids below what he would regard as fair both to the Government and to the purchaser. Pacific Funding- Bill. Washington, Jan. .'11. Representative Representa-tive Magulre of California addressed the House Committee on I'aelMe Railways Rail-ways today in opposition to a funding bill. There was much discussion upon the point of whether the Government holds the prior lien on the property to the other Interests. Chairman Powers appointed Messrs Arnold of Pennsyl vania. Watson of Ohio and Hell of question of the priority of the lien Texas a committee to investigate the ANTI-FUNDING MEMORIAL. San Francisco, Jan. SI. The committee commit-tee appointed by the recent anti-funding oonvention to draft a memorial to Congress protesting against the passage pas-sage of the Pacific railroads funding bill met today and agreed upon the wording of the document. The memorial, me-morial, which contains about 6000 words, recites the history of the alleged al-leged dishonest transactions of the builders of the Pacific roads, and asks the Government to foreclose the mortgages mort-gages on the roads instead of taking possession of and operating the roads. Public Building Appropriations. Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. The subcommittee sub-committee of the House Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds have agreed to report favorably on public building bills as follows: Altoona, Pa.. $130,000; Indianapolis, $1,250,000; St. Paul, Minn., increase limit to $1,000,000; Omaha. Neb., increase limit to $2,000,-000; $2,000,-000; Hot Springs, Ark., $10,000; Oakland, Cal., increase limit to $3;O.OO0; Salem, Or., $100,000; Spokane, Wash., $500,000; Topeka, Kan., additional to complete building. $30,000. These amounts are subject to change by the revisory committee, com-mittee, which goes over all bills before they are reported to the House. Cabinet Meeting. Washington, Jan. 31. The meeting of the Cabinet today lasted for about two and a half hours, and it is believed much of the time was occupied in the discussion of the expediency of acceding ac-ceding to the request of Congress as set out in the concurrent resolution relative rel-ative to Armenian affairs, and communicating com-municating with the governments of Europe on the subject. Election Contests. Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections today decided to report in favor of seating Dupont (Rep.) as Senator Sen-ator from Delaware. The committee divided on strict party lines, being five for to four against. The House adopted the election committee com-mittee report in favor of Crowley in the contest of Rosenthal (Rep.) from the Tenth Texas district. Nominations. Washington, Jan. 31. The President today sent the following nominations to the Senate: William H. Cannon, United States Marshal for the Western district of Wisconsin. William Galloway, Receiver of Public moneys, Oregon City, Or. Republican Reorganization. Washington. Jan. 31. The Republican Senators, at their caucus today decided upon making an attempt to complete the reorganization of the senate and to meet again next Friday for the pur pose. Treasury Statement. Washington, Jan. 31. Today's state ment of the condition of the treasury shows: Available cash balance, $180, 021,329; gold reserve, $50,109,513. Uhl Slated for Embassador. Chicago, Jan. 31. A special from Washington says: Edwin F. Uhl of Michigan, First Assistant Secretary of State, will probably be the next ism bassador of the United States to Ger many. Mr. Uhl was at the White House last evening. Just before he called the President had held a confer ence with Don M. Dickinson of Detroit, a warm personal friend of Uhl. Mr. Dickinson went from tte White House to the State department, where he had a conference with Secretary 01- ney. Mr. Uhl at the time of Secretary Gresham s death was seriously consid ered as his successor as Secretary of State. Mr. Uhl's experience as Assistant As-sistant Secretary of State makes him well fitted for the position of Embassa dor to Berlin. It is expected that with in the next few days his nomination will be sent to the Senate. The other gentlemen most promt nently mentioned for the place were Lambert Tree and Potter Palmer of Chicago, and Charles de Kay, who is now consul-Generai at Berlin. Extension of Time. Washington, Feb. . The Committee on Public Lands House today- drafted a bill in response to the Presi dent's message asking the removal of the limit within which the Government may bring suits to annul unlawful or unauthorized grants of public lands. Ry the act of March 3, 1S91, the period within which suits might be brought was limited to five years, so that the time will expire on March 3rd next. The bill stipulates that the time within with-in w-hich suits by the United States to vacate and annul any patents heretofore hereto-fore issued, designated by section sec-tion 8 of the act of March 3, 1S31, and all amendments thereto, shall be extended ex-tended as to the patentees and those who are not bona-fide purchasers for a period of ten years, and that suits to vacate and annul patents heretofore issued shall only be brought within ten years after the date of issuance of such patents. The Bayard Resolution. Washington, Feb. 1, The House Committee Com-mittee on Foreign Affairs this afternoon after-noon adopted by a party vote a resolution resolu-tion censuring Embassador Bayard for his two speeches at Edinburgh and Boston, England. The resolution declares de-clares It Is Improper for our representatives representa-tives abroad to condemn any political party or policy in America, and such actions tend to destroy their influence and impair the confidence they should always command at home and abroad. Those voting for the resolution were: Hltt (111.), Adams (Pa.), Qulgg (X. Y.), Cousins (la.), Smith (Mich.), Heatwole (Minn.), Pearson (N. C), Republicans; Newlands (Nov.), silver Republican; McCreary (Ky,). Price (La.). Tucker (Va.). Dinsmore (Ark.). Money (Miss.), Democrats, voted against it. Nominations Confirmed. Washington, Feb. 1. The Senate has confirmed the following nominations: Posaanastcrs California, John :. Carr at Nevada City; Joseph llrlare ai Martinet.; J. F. Banning at Monrovia. Also the nomination of Lieut. -Col. J. F. Kent to be Brigadier-) Sonera!; I.ieut.-Col. ovenshirie to be Brigadier-Oeneral; Brigadier-Oeneral; Lieut. -Col. J. II, Page to be Colonel; Lieut. -Col. J. M. Andrews to be Colonel; Maj. C. M. Bailey to be Lieutenant-Colonel; Maj. J. J. Powell, Jr., to be Lieutenant-Colonel; Maj. Lloyd Wheaton to be Lleiitenant-Ooi-onel: Mai. J. I. French to tn Lieutenant-Colonel; Maj. A, S. Daggett to be Lieutenant-Colonel. Also a large number of other nominations nomina-tions in the army. Train-Robbing in Indian Territory. Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. The epidemic epi-demic of train-robberies In the Indian Territory during the past year induced the House Committee on Judiciary today to-day to approve a bill Introduced by Mr. Brodorlck of Kansas, partly aimed to prevent, those crimes. The bill provides pro-vides a penally of not more than twenty twen-ty years' Imprisonment for shooting nt trains in the Indian Territory, throwing missiles or d. railing trains. If an person Is killed directly or Indirectly through such nets the crime Is made murder. Police Commissioner Church of Den- l ver resigned at a late hiv- ' nteM SILVER SUBSTITUTE PASSED Final Vote in the Senate. Aye 42, Nay, 35. Populist Members Wanted to Tack on an Amendment Prohibiting Bonds Assertion Made that Harrison Har-rison Threatened to Veto a Free Coinage Bill Senator Morrill's Speech Against Silver. Washington. Feb. 1. The Senate opened at 11 o'clock today with a speech by the venerable Senator from Vermont, Ver-mont, Mr. Morrill, who said the House had promptly responded to the President's Presi-dent's message and supplemented it with an emergency tariff revenue bill. The free silver substitute for the bond bill, he added, "may not be the first time when bread has' been asked for and a stone has been presented, but it is the first time the committee of the Senate seems to have perpetrated a practical joke, almost good enough for a clown of Barnum's menagerie." The Senator thought a deficient National income should be not less swiftly remedied rem-edied than an excess, saying: "The present Administration, however, ex hibits a bashful diffidence about ac knowledging any deficiency revenue derived de-rived from a tariff bereaved of its parents in early infancy, but with hands behind them, they may quietly take whatever money Congress may place in their hands for the treasury, where the outflow of gold has been so swift as to make even the heads of the keepers dizzy." Referring to the assertion that France maintains silver at par with gold, he said: "Because there is no blustering silver party and no silver-plated Demo cratic party that are dally striving to pull down their money standard to that of depreciated silver, they keep silver to the amount of $386,000,000, with $772,- 000,000 of gold, on a ratio of 15 to 1 The United States has been the friend and patron of silver to Its own hurt If our late Investments of nearly $500.- 000.000 in silver have been notoriously improvident ana unprofitable, the disastrous dis-astrous results will appear as a drop in the bucket when compared with what must flow from the enormity of the present proposal to open all our mints to the free coinage of the silver of all the world." Mr. Morrill paid his respects as fol lows to threats to form a new silver party: "Some whispered threats have floated In the air that the extreme silver sil-ver men, now fraternizing here and at home with the Republican party, would band themselves together on one dominant domi-nant idea, and, with auxiliary Demo cratic aid, hitch onto the tail of the great Republican measure at the first opportunity, some tinkling silver amendment, hoping thereby to secure the triumph of this hybrid silver com bination, although the grand old Re publican party might perish. But there is little fear of these eruptive threats, for, if carried out, the riot act might be read at home to these offenders, upon up-on whom public opinion would not fail to place its brand, and whatever party might survive, not all the garroters of the Republican party would be among its members. Mr. Morrill said the Republican party mtenaea to retain Dotn metals in clrcu latlon, and the recent elections showed the people had confidence in that party. "The election," said Mr. Morrill, "of Republican Governors In such States as New Jersey, Maryland and Kentucky Indicates that the old Whig States of the South are wheeling; Into line with their former brethren on questions which concern their industrial prosperity. prosper-ity. The Republican party, at Its earliest earli-est opportunity, will seek the co-operation of the leading nations In the coinage coin-age of silver, and will in the meantime maintain the Integrity of the business affairs and the honor of the country by the maintenance of every dollar of money in the hands of the people, without with-out depreciation, at Its full face value." Mr. Teller (Rep., Colo.) replied briefly to a reference Mr. Morrill made to the cheapness of silver when coming from the mines. He said the same could be said of gold. The very remarkable mines of Cripple Creek were turning out gold at 25 cents per ounce. Mr. Teller referred sarcastically to the frequent fre-quent characterization of "silver barons," bar-ons," and asked what had become of the "gold barons"? The first amendment, that of Mr. Butler But-ler of South Carolina, prohibited the issuance is-suance of bonds without authority of Congress, and also provided for a method of redeeming greenbacks in gold or silver, according to the fluctuations fluctua-tions of the ratio. Mr. Daniel (Dem., Va.) and Mr. Gray (Dem., Del.) spoke against the Butler amendment, urging it would tend to disturb the parity of the metals. Mr. Jones (Dem., Ark.) pointed out that the main purpose of tills measure was to secure the free coinage of silver. sil-ver. The committee did not wish to complicate this main issue with collateral col-lateral questions. He appealed to the friends of the measure to pass the free coinage amendment without scattering their energy by side amendments. Mr. Teller added his appeal in the same line. "I am sorry to see the friends of free coinage weakening," said Mr. Allen, as he proceeded to support the Butler amendment, pointing out that it was a desirable and essential feature of the main proposition for free coinage. "It Is useless to have free coinage," Interjected Mr. Butler, "unless the Secretary Sec-retary of the Treasury was directed to carry out Its spirit by paving obligations obliga-tions In silver." Mr. Harris (Bern., Tenn ), Mr. Bacon (Dem., (ia.) and Mr. Cockrell (Dem., Mo.) all spoke against eomplicat lug the main question of free coin,!::' with the I.utler amendment, the last named -:iy- n;g: 'No greater ohstaeb countered by silver than disposition to try to get Mr. I'effer (Pop.. Kan.) Butler amendment, be be 1; i en- tills cotii , una I too llllieli." supported the big the fourth of the Populist Senators- l;i;tl Stewart and Peffer who had -. Allen. ! SiSled the appeal of the main silver e. , for the adoption of flee c-.inae v lent Itli- out complicating Issues. The amendment was dep-aied. 13 to "0. Those voting In the a'Mrmativc were: Allen, Brown. Butler Cameron, Cannon, George, Mill, KvK 1'etTor, Prltohard. Roach, Stewart and Tillman. Till-man. Mr. Stewart (Pop., Nev.) ridiculed the discussion going on. It was all dress parade, he said. Everyone kttew the pending measure would i-rcciv .- no attention at-tention after leaving the Senate. As it was merely ,i nm-Ktion of loeordlnp- opinions, the vote should he talo n mi an collateral questions. The amendment of Mr. All ding the issue of.!nterest-l-e,ii was next taken up. This !-, newnl of the discussion of r- 'h mnln quton. Mr. White (im., On! ) r -vote of Mr. Hill, just gv. n. "eld was evidently done to "I t h mer sure. Mr. Mills (Dcm., Tex ) while he did not approve ' ell. f. -in:: I ii-;h n.oli' rr. -1 v in- .ibld-otids, .ibld-otids, a re-: re-: t illg I, h "Ml"d '" I" .1 lY-Mo vote f- 111! o r It, .olid stiver stinst,tmo ,,H repot' eommHtee, still he would merely to destroy the .do, Xlotis bill as It came from the House, There was an amusing tilt between Mr. gtewart and several Senators while Mr. Lindsay was sneaking. He had declared that free coinage was always j pressed when It could not pass, and never seriously pressed when it could pass. Mr. Stewart interrupted to denv that the question was not pressed In 1890, for, said he, It was useless to press It when the President would have vetoed "Who said he would have vetoed It ?" exclaimed Mr. Lindsay. He said so himself." answered Mr Stewart. "To whom?" asked Mr. Gray. Mr. Stewart did not Immediately an swer, but Mr. Voorhees renewed the controversy by asking Mr. Stewart by wnat autnoruy ne stated that Mr. Har- ison, who was President in 1S90 would have vetoed a free coinage amendment. amend-ment. He did not tell me." answered Mr Stewart. "I was not in tion." Mr. Teller added that he had lersonf 1 knowledge of Mr. Harrison's proposition proposi-tion to veto free coinage. " hen Mr. Allen had made the final plea for his amendment, saving he wanted to put the protestations of thp sliver men to the test, the vote u-as taken and the Allen amendment was defeated, 21 to 54, as follows: Yeas Allen, Bacon, Baker. Herrv Blanchard, Brown. Butler, Call. Cam- ron, Cannon. Hill, Hoar. Irbv Kvle Lindsay. Mills, Peffer. Pritchard. Roach. (-Stewart, Thurston 21 Nays Allison. Bate. Burrows. Car ter, Chandler. Chilton, Clark. Cockrell, Daniel. Dubois, Elkins, Faulkner, Frye, Gallinger, Gear, George, Gibson, Gor man, Gray. Hale, Hansbrough, Harris. Hawley. Jones (Ark.). Lodge, McBride McMillan, Mantle, Martin, Mitchell (Or.), Mitchell (Wis). Morgan, Morrill Murphy. Nelson, Palmer. Pasco. Per kins, Piatt, Proctor, Pugh. Sherman. Shoup, Squire, Teller, Tillman, Vest, Vilas, Voorhees, Walthall, Warren, Wetmore, White, Wilson 54. air. jviorriu tnep., vt.i ottered an amendment providing that the seignior age on the coinage of silver be retained by the United States to the extent of the difference between the coinage value and the commercial value of the bullion. At four minutes to 2 o'clock Mr. Gor man began speaking. He spoke of the frultlessness of the efforts to secure the final enactment of a free coinage law. It was reported by a finance commit tee hostile to the Administration. It was well known that It would be lm possible for such a measure to become a law p. ior to March 4, 1897. "Why?" Interjected Mr. Morgan. "Because," replied Ml. Gorman, "the declarations of the President of the United States convince every man that such provision cannot receive his as sent." Mr. Morgan asked if Congress should not proceed on its course without reference ref-erence to the executive branch. Mr. Gorman replied that he fully rec ognized the need of complete indeend- ence from executive influence. He re gretted that there had not been more of this independence in the past. Mr. Gorman closed by moving to lay the silver substitute, as reported by the Finance committee, on the table. The motion was rejected, 35 to 43. Yeas Allison, Baker, Burrows, Caf fery, Chandler, Davis, Elkins, Faulk ner, Frye, Gallinger, Gear, Gibson, Gor man, Gray, Hale, Hawley, Hill, Hoar, Lindsay, Lodge, McBride, McMillan Martin, Mitchell (Wis.), Morrow, Mur phy, Nelson, Palmer, Piatt, Proctor Sherman, Thurston, Vilas, Wetmore 35. Nays Allen, Bacon, Bate, Berry Blanchard, Brown, Butler, Call, Cam eron, Cannon, . Carter. Chilton, Clark, Cockrell, Daniel, George, Harris, Irby Jones (Aik.), Jones (Nev.), Kyle, Man tie, Mills, Mitchell (Or.), Paaco, Peffer, Perkins, Pettigrew, Pritchard, Pugh, Roach, Shoup, Squire, Stewart, Teller, Tillman, Turpie, Vest, Voorhees, Walthall, Wal-thall, Warren, White, Wilson 43. The following pairs were announced, those for the motion being given first: Oullom with Blackburn; Aldrich with Hansbrough; Sewell with Gordon; Brlce with Wolcott; Gray with Morgan; Mor-gan; Smith with Dubois. The next vote was on the amendment offered by Mr. Morrill, providng for the retention by the Government of the seigniorage for the silver coined under this act. It was defeated, 33 to 44. At this point a complication arose as to the nature of the unanimous consent agreement for a vote at 2 o'clock. Mr. Harris contended that any amendment offered after 2 o'clock was a violation of the agreement. His entire en-tire purjuise was to get a final vote at 2 o'clock, Mr. Chandler and Mr. Lodge urged that all debate was to be closed at 2 o'clock, but that it had not been understood under-stood that all amendments should be be cut off at 2 o'clock. Mr. Harris said he would not ask the presiding oflieer to pass upon the question. ques-tion. Unanimous consent was binding on Senators only as they desired to recognize It. The presiding officer addressed the Senate briefly. e said: "Unanimous consent" was In the hands of Senators and It was not for him to determine . He would recognize amendments as offered. Mr. Cockrell urged the Senators to "abide by the agreement." He declared that never In the history of the Senate had such an agreement been broken. "This will be a dangerous precedent," said Mr. Cockrell "and Senators may find It rising up hereafter to give them serious trouble." Mr. Chandler said the Senators from Missouri (Cockrell) and from Tennessee (llarrlsi were Indulging in threats lie-cause lie-cause their Interpretation of an agreement agree-ment was not accepted. "When have I threatened'."' asked Mr. Ilarrbi, with characteristic sharpness, sharp-ness, rising and crossing the chamber ( ward the Republican side. "1 have made no threats." "It was th" Senator's throat'-manner," throat'-manner," said Sir. Chandler, as Tennessee Senator paced across chamber. Tin- galleries enjoyei laugh at the episode. Mr, ( 'handler read from the Re that It was rxpj'ifsly understood a inenilnn nts should not lie cut off. Mr. Gorman added an appeal on same line, saying there should be crality in le al ing amendments. "I ask unanimous consent," said Gorman, "that amendments be celyed." ill g the the I a cord that this re- "And I object explosive effect, till' gall'TlcH. ' Haid Mr. Harris with which again amused Mr. Sherman arose with the Oomrresi-sional Oomrresi-sional Record in hand. He said he never had known of a violation of unanimous .consent. lie felt from reading the journal that a linal vote whs to be taken nt 2 o'clock. But Mr. Sherman asked In the chump of harmonizing harmon-izing misunderstandings that a half boar lie allowed (of amendments. "No more extension-, so long 1 I ave charge of tills subject," said Mr. Ilarils. each w ord c oming like a ti i cracker. Mr. I'nker iltep., b'an.) snld that as the Senate bad tone Into "juslici urt peitlfovgliig" ntid was relying on Iceh-hl-rilltieH. he for one would withdraw i In- amendment he hud offered In order to allow the rtrlet enforcement of this in , inio otis consent. There was great confusion In the rhnmbi r. The presiding ollieer rapped lep atedly and called on tin! sergeant- at-arms to enforce order. There waa a momentary pause, and then, no amendments amend-ments being offered, the presiding officer offi-cer ordered a vote on the main question, ques-tion, the silver substitute. As the vote proceeded It excited keen interest, many tallies being kept. The vice-president vice-president announced the result In the committee of the whole, yeas 43; nay 35. The detailed vote was the same (except (ex-cept those who voted nay before voted aye on this motion) as on Mr. Gorman's motion to lay on the table. The bill was then reported from the committee of the whole to the Senate and was passed. 42 to 3,, as follows: Yeas Allen, Bacon, Bate, Berry, Blanchard, Brown, Butler, Call, Cam- ron. Cannon, Carter, Chilton, Clarke, ockrell, Daniel, George, Harris, Irby, ones (Ark.), Jones (Nev.), Kyle, Man- le. Mitchell (Or.), Pasco, Peffer, Per- ins, Pettigrew, Pritchard. Pugh. Roach, Slioup, Squire, Stewart. Teller, Tillman, Turpie, Vest, Voorhees Wal thall Warren, White, Wilson 42. Nays Allison, Baker, Burrows, Caf- fery, Chandler, Davis, Elkins, Faulk- er, Frye, Gallinger, Gear, Gibson, Gor man, Gray, Hale, Hawley, Hill. Hoar. Lindsay Lodge, McBride, McMillan. Martin, Mills, Mitchell (Wis.), Morrill, Murphy, Nelson, Palmer, Piatt, Proctor, Proc-tor, Sherman, Thurston, Vilas and Wet-more Wet-more 35, Mr. Mills changed from yea to nay. and this was the only difference from the detailed vote on Mr. Gorman's early motion to lay on the table. There was an immediate emptying of the galler ies, "as when the curtain falls for the last act." A brief executive session was held. and at 5:15 the Senate adjourned until Tuesday. SELECTING A HALL. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION TO MEET IN THE COLISEUM. No Armory Hall for the Republican Convention Democratic Member is Elected to Kentucky Legislature. Chicago. Feb. 1. The sub-committee of the Democratic central committee has selected the Coliseum as the place for the convention, and has chosen the Palmer house as its headquarters. i ne coliseum Is at present unfinished. but Col. Dickinson, ex-secretary of the worm s lair, who Is the manager of the structure, informed the committee It would be entirely ready for the con vention on April 1. It Is now being completed, gangs of men being em ployed night and day. The building stands on the ground occupied by Buffalo Bill's Wild West show during the World s fair, and is a trifle over seven miles from the Palmer house. The means of reaching it quickly quick-ly are numerous, however, as cable lines, elevated roads and the Illinois- Central railroad pass by the door. Chairman Harrity said tonight: We will do nothing more this meeting. We have chosen the hall and the hotel for our headquarters and the balance of the details will go over until the next meeting of the committee, which will be at the Palmer house in five weeks from now. The sergeant-at-arms will be chosen at that time. The Kentucky Ballot. Louisville. Ky., Feb. 1. A special to the Post from Frankfort says: The total attendance In the Joint assembly today was smaller than on any previous pre-vious occasion. There were 110 members mem-bers present, making fifty-six necessary neces-sary to a choice. The ballot resulted as follows: Hunter, 54; Blackburn, 46; McCreary, 5; Carlisle, 2; Buckner, 1; Evans, 1; Bate, 1. DEMOCRAT ELECTED. N Cincinnati, Feb. 1. A special to the Commercial-Gazette from Bardstown, Ky., says: J. C. W. Beckham (Dem.) was elected to the lower house of the Legislature from Nelson county to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Wilson. Beckham's majority ma-jority over J. R. Weller (Rep.) U 700. No Armory Hall. St. Louis, Feb. 1. The Business Men's league of St. Louis met yesterday yester-day to discuss the question of building an armory and convention hall combined com-bined in time for the Republican convention. con-vention. Resolutions were adopted favoring fa-voring the buying of a structure for an armory, but it would be inexpedient to build such a structure at this time for use by the Republican National convention, con-vention, June 1 1. 1K!)i;, as the time is considered too short to make it certain that such a structure could be completed com-pleted in time for that event. They Want Miss Mary. Warrensburg. Mo., Feb. 1.--A petition signed by over 300 Democrats and many Republicans requesting Miss Mary A. Pemberton to become a candidate candi-date for Recorder of 1 teeds of this county coun-ty has been published in a local paper. Miss Pemberton has held the office since her father died some months ago. FOOD FORCaNNiBALS. Probable Fate of a Party of Gold-Hunters. Gold-Hunters. Hermoslllo, Mex., Jan. 29. A terrible fate Is believed to have befallen a party of five gold prospectors who left here several weeks ago for the interior of Tiburon island, which Is Inhabited by the Sorts tribe of Indians. There were six members of the exploring party originally, but one of the men has arrived ar-rived at a ranch near here and reports that he and his companions came upon a village of Indians; that they were all taken captive and preparations were begun to butcher them, when he succeeded suc-ceeded In making his escape. He lie-lieves lie-lieves all the other members of the party par-ty were killed and their flesh eaten by the Indians. He states that the Indians all wore valuable gold ornaments anil that there were many evidences of the existence of rich mines on the island. AO .mTIONAL SHORTAGE FOUND, Receiver Stanh of the Kailey Land Office Out $G40 More. Boise, Ida., Jan. 25. Col. AV. II. Rood- . head, Register of the Land offlce nt Halley, Is in the city. He says the Land of!)-"1 o'o.ctnl" have just discovered dis-covered another shortage In the account ac-count of ex-Receiver T. E. Starrh. who was recently indicted for a previous shortage of $2181.05. for which amount a judgment was secured against his bondsmen. The latest disclosure shows a shortage of $C40. It seems that a man named Hawley proved up on a desert claim, paying to Receiver Starrh the sum of $C40. He expected to receive his patent In due course of time, but bad not received It when Starrh went out of office. He made complaint to the present officials, and th'-y instituted an Investigation. It was ascertained that Starrh neglected neglect-ed to I'd" the papers to secure the patent for Hawley, and placed 1 law-ley's law-ley's check for $ln to his own credit In an t hnleti bank. The Money Wanted. London, Jan. 17. The Merlin corre-sponden; corre-sponden; of the Times says; The Ccr-oian Ccr-oian Mlnlsbr at. Curacim has been In-Kt In-Kt meted to present to Venezuela, a note pressing for the payment of the Grout Venezuela company's demands againsf tho Venezuelan Gov""Mieht.