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MtE OTPSK DBS MOP?S8! AMONA. IOWA. WlDNlSDAY' MiBBtURY 16. 1808... IN IOWA PLAN BOARD OF cdNt ROL, tth* Snb-Comtnltte« of tfie town Senate Agrtfec* On essentials. toeS Moines dispatch: The sen ate subcommittee oi the ways and means committee held a meeting to consider the Matter of a board of control for state Institutions, those present being Funk, Berry, Carney, Junkin, Healy and JBverall. The meeting was more or less informal, but resulted in the following conclusions as to the provisions .which ought to be in the bill for the board of control* A board of control with administrative and executive powers; the board to be composed oi three members, with minority repre- Bentation; the board to have contrbl of all charitable and penal and reforma- •tory institutions; the members of the board to be appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate; one to be named by the governor as chairman >and two associates; term of office to be Bix years; the first appointments to. be for two, four and six years so as to make a rotation; the board is to select the superintendents and principals of the various institutions; the superintendents are to select the minor officers and employes; all the present boards of trustees to be abolished; the superintendents of the institutions are to be directly responsible to the board of .control; the board of control is to report to the legislature through the governor; the three educational institutions, the State University, the Agricultural College and the Normal School, are to be left as they arc, under trustees and regents. These recommendations are made unanimously. There were a few minor differences, but the foregoing were all agreed upon without dissent in the sub-committee. Senator Healy was ordered to draw up a bill embodying all of the above points and to report the same to the Bub-coinm ittec as soon as possible. IOWA BANK CASHIER WANTED. John A. Watts Said to Have Embezzled 880,000. CHICAGO, Feb. 13. — Sheriff Morgan, of Council Bluffs, is in Chicago and has enlisted the services of detectives in his search for John A. Watts, said to be charged with embezzling $20,000 of the funds of a Neola bank. The sheriff learned that Watts, under the name of Watson, was in Chicago a week ago, and he informed the police that he believed the fugitive was still in hiding in the city. Detectives Briscoe and Granger are searching for him. In the early part of 1895 Watts disappeared. An examination showed that he was short in his accounts with the bank, of which he had practically full control. His father-in-law, C. D. Dillion, and Herman Mandel, his chief bondsmen, made good the amount to the bank and sought ito shield Watts. They succeeded in averting indictments twice, but some evidence came to light last fall which turned Mandel against Watts, and he secured Watts's indictment by the grand jury in December. Then began a hunt for the man. After a time it was learned that he had gone to South America. He was heard of in Brazil. From there he doubled back to British Honduras, and about two weeks ago landed in Mobile, coming direct to Chicago, where his wife has lived for some time. ..«';•.• -'-si • /?$£;' CATTLE ARE CONDEMNED. fitate Veterinary Surgeon Gibson Finds Tuberculosis at Oelweln. OEIAVEIN, Feb. 12.—State Veterinarian Gibson condemned sixteen head of milch cows belonging to Dairyman James Hansom, near this place, as being affected with tuberculosis. The disease broke out two weeks ago, being discovered in a beef animal killed for market. A strong odor was apparent in the flesh. Dr. Hazlett, local veterinarian, was notified of the suspicious character of the disease and re' ported to Dr. Gibson, who made investigation, resulting as given above, The discovery of the disease has caused a sensation among stockmen, for the spread of the contagion is feared. It is the first case reported in this section 'of the state. •> KEEP YOUR ROY AT HOME. fllake Home Attractive for Him. DES MOINES, Feb. 8.—It is believed that the cheapening of daily newspapers will go far toward solving the problem of keeping boys at home, as nothing brightens a home more than a carefully edited daily paper. The reduction of the price of the Des Moines Daily News to $1 a year is regarded as a long step in this direction. New Ham)ito» Tragedy. NEW HAMi'i'ON, Feb. j.1.—Spurned affections led to a terrible tragedy at the Boos home, about 5 miles west of New Hampton. William Christopher shot Miss Lena Boos, anel later fired two shots into his own body. Both Christopher and Mi&s Uoob are in u critipal condition. There is no hope for Christopher, but Miss Boos may possibly recover. Collide lu n Fog. CABBOM,,, Feb. 9.-^A special stock train in charge of Conductor Hannan, coming ofj the southwestern branch, collided with a switch engine in the wesf end of the yard. Engineer Wit- of the stock train was caught the tank and cab just in the o| jumping, His right leg was crushed at the knee and He died before gfj&tipn could be performed. At Of the accident a dense fog B«tb epfi»es werecompletely AOED WOMAN BURNED. Wfergeg, Aged 08, Fonnd Dead fa Hot £onely Cftblti. , Feb. 12.—A terrible acci dent occurred in Tete Des Morte township, Jackson county, afld - abou five miles from Bellevue. For anumbe of years there has been living in a HttU log shanty in the timber at that place an aged woman named Miss Werges about 03 years old and a cripple, couple of little boys Were at her cabin in the morning' and found the old lad; there as usual. In the evening the; again stopped at the cabin and wer< met by a most sickening sight. It some manner, at present unknown Miss Werges's clothing had caught flr« and burned entirely from her body and the blackened corpse was found sitting upright in a chair near the center of the room. Miss Werges had no relatives in this country, although there are some who knew her in Germany. * FOURTEEN HORSES BURNED tending; tlvory Stable of Hampton Destroyed by Fire. HAMPTON, Feb. 12.—Fire broke out in a large livery barn owned by John Heycr and despite all attempts to check the flames the barn, with its contents, including fourteen head oi horses was totally destroyed. A peculiar feature was that the flames seemed to break out all over the barn al one time. Among other contents burned -were a largo amount of grain and hay, buggies and wagons, though some of the latter were saved. Loss, J5,000; no insurance. BLOODY DEED AT PERSIA. Mtaliaol Sclpcl Mortally Wounded Hll •Divorced AVlfe and Dies. COUNCIL BLUFFS, Feb. 14.—Mrs. Ida J. Seiple, while getting breakfast at her home in Persia, was fatally shot by her divorced husband, Michael Seipel. Scipel ran from the house to the barn, climbed into the hay mow and shot himself through the heart, dying instantly. Mrs. Scipel was shot three times, and there is little chance for her recovery. Mrs. Scipel was divorced last year because of brutal treatment. WANTED TO LYNCH HIM. A Blood-Thirsty Mob Forms to lynch n Burlington Murderer. BURLINGTON, Fob. 11. — A mob gathered here for the purpose of lynching A. B. Storms, murderer of Mrs. Rathburn and her daughter. The authorities learned of their intentions and quietly removed Storms .from the jail to a private house and later conveyed liim to Mediapolis, where a train was taken for Anamosa. The mob scoiircd the town for Storms, who had left the jail but twenty minutes when the would-be lynchers arrived. IOWA CONDEN8KD. One of the neatest anel most intcrcst- .ng little publications that we have seen for some time is the new bird jook just issued by the Iowa Seed Co., of Des Moines, lu. It gives full dircc- .ions for the care of canaries, parrots ind the various kinds of cage birds, ind also has a department on gold fish, which are becoming very popular pets, is they are easily cared for. The regular price of these books is 10 cents each, but the publishers agree to send a copy of same free, to any of our readers who ask for it. "*"•- -«• The final and decisive step in the State university kidnaping case wus :akcn recently, when Dean Currier announceel that the faculty refused to mitigate the punishment of thctwonty- ,hree students suspended for abduction. The resolution and petition of the 1,000 students, assemblcel in muss meeting, ,vere presented by a committee of five, and the following resolution was adopted by the faculty: "Resolveel, That the several petitioners be informed that their respectful representations iiave received the most careful consid- iration. The faculty feels compelled, however, in the interests of discipline anel in spite of a strong feeling of personal sympathy for those who are undergoing punishment and for their friends, not to reduce the period ol iiispension." The 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tomlinson, of Fort Dodge, recently met with a strange and sudden death. About 1 o'clock he happened to put a common bone collar button in his motith anel in some waj 7 it slipped down, entering his epiglottis and catching in the vocal cords in such a way that it could not be dislodgeel for several hours. After it had finally been removed the boy seemed to improve, excepting' that the presence of the foreign substance in his throat had so disturbed the delicate membranes that inflammation set in. About mid- nig'ht he called for a drink of water. It was given him. Ho took a few swallows and immediately his throat puffed up, and in a few moments he was dead, dying not from tho button itself, but strangling from a suelden swelling of the membranes. It is a case such as is seldom met with by the medical fraternity. A shooting affray bordering on a duel wus enacted a few days ago ncav Sexton, in Kossuth county. •• IJacl blood existeel between Albert Raliro and_ Herman Neckar. The principals decided that there was no other way to settle matters but by bullets. Each watched for the other. Itahm, it ia stated, attempted to get the drop on Neckar. Neekur was a little too quick, for hi& assailant untl plugged a Imllel into him in the region of the heavt, Itahm was duzed, put managed to v& t\m» the compliment -vyith u imllel which lodged jn Neck&r's abdomen,. JJoth are still Hvingi b-at aye ALL OVER THE WORLD A LETTER BY DOPUY DE LOME Spanish Minister Charged With Hcnpln g AbttM on Americana. NRwYoBic, Feb. 10.—A remarkable letter has been given out by the mem bers of the Cuban junta here. It is alleged to be written by the Spanish minister ita Washington, Senor Dupuy de Lome. It is addressed to Jose Can elejas, the well known Spanish editor, who was on a visit of inspection to Cuba and was stopping at the Hote Ingletera in Havana, where the letter was addressed. After reviewing the situation in Cuba, it says: "The president's message has undeceived the insurgents, Who expected something else, and has paralyzed the action oi congress, but I consider it bad. Besides the natural and inevitable coarseness with wnich he repeats all that the press and public hau said of Spain and Weyler, it shows once more what McKinley is—weak and catering to the rabble, and, besides, a low politician, who desires to leave a door open to me and to stand well with the jingoes of party." The letter was stolen from Canalejas's papers by a Cuban, who carried it to New York. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.—The authenticity ol the De Lome letter was at first qticstioncd. Later, however, when the Spanish minister did not deny writing it, Minister Woodford, at Madrid, was communicated with, and t is believed the passport of De Lome will be demanded at once. The letter las created an immense sensation in Washington. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Enrique Du- vuy dc Lome is no longer Spanish min- ster to the United States government. :Ic cabled his resignation of the post ;o Madrid upon making the • discovery ,hat his letter to Senor Canalejas, re- lecting upon President McKinley, had jeen published. To Assistant Secre- •ary of State Day Senor De Lome admitted that he had penned the note, whereupon the department wired Minister,Woodford, at Madrid, dircct- .ng that he demand from the Spanish government the recall of Senor DC Lome. It is said that Senor DC Lome will abandon the diplomatic service and seek political preferment in Spain. MADRID, Feb. 11.—At the meeting of the cabinet it was decided to accept the resignation and De Lome was telegraphed to that effect, at the same sime putting the first secretary of the legation in charge for the time being. AWFUL HOLACAUST. Eleven Dead, Twenty-Seven Missing Nineteen Injured at Pittsburg. PITTSBUBG, Feb. 11.—Fire in the building of W. A. Hovelcr & Co. and the Chatitauqua Ice company destroyed property valued at §l,. r )00,000, while eleven persons lost their lives, twenty- seven are missing 1 and nineteen were injured. The bodies of the missing are supposed to be buried in the debris. DECLARE INDEPENDENCE. four Stoles In Jlrazll About to 1'roclalm Separation. Rio JANEIRO, Feb. i4.—There is rea- ion to believe that representatives of the states of Rio Grande Do Sul, Parana, Santa Cathariiia andMinas Geraes will soon meet, proclaim separation from Brazil, and establish an independent republic. Italy to Enforce Claims. KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 13.—Two Italian warships are expected at Port au Prince from St. Thomas to enforce pending claims of the Italian government to the amount of $120,000. The fall of the ministry is imminent. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES, Feb. 9.—Five United States patents prepared and prosecuted by us were issued this week. Three allowed, but not yet issued, as follows: To J. Stroud, ol Paton, for a draft attachment for vehicles that allows the liorso in the shafts to walk at one side of the central line of advance, same as horses do when two are hitched on the opposite sides of a pole. To G. H. Cook, of Des Moines, for a logging in the form of an open-ended boot leg with elastic gores in the sides and lower end to facilitate stretching and adjusting. To R. Robinson, of Des Moines, for a railway rail joint. Each of the abutting ends of the rails is cut off diagonally from the base to the center of the head and a splice plate has an integral head fitted to the inclined faces of the ends to produce continuity of track and to serve as a solid support for the tread of wheels and the weight of a locomotive* and cars as they pass over the joint. It is the duty [of examiners in the United States patent office to make objections and refuse claims for patents as often as they can find good reason for doing- so, and the duty of an attorney to overcome till objections raised, if it is possible to do so. By the joint efforts of an examiner and an attorney, in u contest for a patent all the objections are made that probably can be made before a patent is allowed, so that when it is issued it will stand trial for validity in the courts. Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address, THOMAS G, ORWIG & Co., Solicitors of Patents. Upon half an acre of land in Alison, Mo,, L. D. Tinkham last season raised 890 bushels of turnips. Ahorse aids a shepherd ajb Chamberg, Savoy, in keeping the herd together, and does it as effectually as the best trained dog. It is a strange fact that injuries to the tongue, whether of man or animal heal wore quickly than those of any other purt of the system. An organ of superior tone an4 power just been. er*sete4 In the Church of Ifttil * lii » SftB PraRoisco. Jfc fcaj pipes ancj weighs iOj9,OjftQ GOV. SPfeAKS, Plan for Flnanela Reform. FAIHWSLD, Feb. 10.—In on nddfes* on the financial question ex-Governor Boies submitted a new plan for currency reform. He took strong ground against the power to issue notes being given to banks. Hav tag gone on record in favor of a national currency, Mr. Boies offers a plan by which he thinks, a sound, elastic, convenient national circulation can be maintained. He would not retire a dollar of the preseni national currency, and would change it only in making ft all redeemable in the same manner. His method of redemption would break the endless chain, that constant menace to the treasury gold reserve and the stability of tho government finances, and would eliminate the flat element from all money. Hero is. the plan, expressed in brief form: 1. Maintain in the treasury for tha redemption of outstanding United States and treasury notes, bullion to the market value of 25 per cent of the aggregate face value of these notes, one-half to be in gold; one-half in silver. Make the notes redeemable after three days of grace, in gold or silver, at the government's option, bullion at its market value. On the day of redemption, purchase, in open market, bullion to tho value of that required for the redemption of the notes deposited. 2. When gold or silver bullion is presented at tho treasury, issue to the depositor a certificate, expressed in 4 dollars, for tho amount at tho market price. Make these certificates, not the bullion they represent, full legal tender and provide for tho reissue on demand. il. Preserve the present silver coinage and silver certificates and increase their volume as occasion requires. Give them the full field for minor transactions by re- iiring all other coins and bills of less denomination than $10. It is claimed in behalf of the system outlined that tho reserve provided is as largo as that required of any solvent bank and ihls nation is as sound as any bank. Bulion received at tho treasury would f urn- sh a constant means of increasing the cur- •cncy four-fold without impairing tho reserve. The country, with its treasury filled with bullion, would bo able to preserve )cuco because it would always bo prepared 'or war. Tho treasury would not be raided )f gold because silver might be offered instead and, further, because gold would at no time be worth more than gold in tho harkct. Mining would be stimulated by "urnishing a standard market for bullion. 3TEAMER WRECKED AT SEA. All tho FiiHHcngcrg nn d Crew Rescued In tho Nick of Time. NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—The American ine steamer St. Louis arrived from Southampton, having on board the passengers and crew, 212 souls, of the lolland-Amcrican line steamer Veen- lam, from Rotterdam for New York" The story was told by Captain Stenger, of the Vce-ndam, to the effect that shortly after 5 o'clock the evening of February C, three days out from Rotterdam, the vessel struck a submerged wreck, tearing a hole in the ship's jottom toward the stern and breaking .he propeller shaft. All the pumps were at once set to work, but the water jained headway and the vessel began to gradually sink by the stern. The boats were lowered in readiness to leave the ship when it should become necessary. Constant signalling was kept lip, and the St. Louis hove in sight just in time to save the passengers and crew of the doomed vessel. As the vessel would have sunk in a short time it was set on fire and destroyed. SPAIN MUST COME DOWN. If De Lome's Letter Is Not Disavowed Woodford Will Be Recalled. WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—The policy of the administration toward the DeLome incident can be stated briefly and definitely, on authority not open to qiiestion: "The president is awaiting a full report from United States Minister Woodford, who, in a brief report already made public, stated that full details would be forwarded. So far as the personal allusions of the late inini- iter to the president are concerned, the incident is closed. No demand has been made or will bo made, according to the present conditions for a disavowal of them, although should it be made it would be regarded as a graceful act. But the inferences an the letter which bring in question Spain's good faith on the matters of reciprocity, and, inferentially, of autonomy for Cuba, if not disavowed voluntarily, may become the iubject of further diplomatic correspondence." Japan Will Keep Wei Hal Wei, PARIS, Feb. 12.—Official advices from Pekin say: Japan has notified China she intends to keep Wei llai Wei permanently. China is notifying her ministers abroad of this and directs them to notify the powers that in view of this no foreign loan is required for the sole purpose was to pay the Japan esc war indemnity. URKVITIKS. Dispatches from Manilla, in the Philippine Islands, say that two hundred buildings, some important, have been burned, Mr. White, ambassador at Berlin, by cable to Washington, has confirmed the press reports of the modification of the decree of the German government relative to the importation into Germany of American fresh fruits. San Francisco dispatch: Salter D. Worden, convicted of wrecking a inaiJ train bearing a guard of United States soldiers near Sacramento, Cal., during the great strike of 1894, and in whose behalf the supreme court of the United States declined to take favorable action in his plea for a new trial, has confessed his crime to Governor Budd with a view to receiving a commutation of tho death sentence from the executive of the state. An Athens dispatch says the Turks after spvero fighting, have occupiec and burned fpur villages in the Agra pha district, in the north of Acarnania about midway between Arta and Dom oko. Eight thousand Turkish troops, were engaged in the conflict. Jt is re ported that in the neighborhood p Palaeokastron the Turks were repuls ed. A papic prevails among the in habitants of the neutral zone. Th< Qreelt outposts have been strengthen ed and the situation is ominous. It i probable the Cretan question will be dropped until the evacuation of TJies sajy b,ajs been secured, IOWA LEGISLATURE. fiSNATE. Des Moines, Feb. 7.—Lewis of Poweshicl) introduced a bill to grant additional compensation to state printer for certain work, Einmert presented a bill making it mandatory for mayors to enforce quarantine in cases of infectious and contagious diseases. No business of importance was accomplished. SENATB. Des Moines, Feb. 8.—The judiciary committee's substitute for Banck's bill to permit the use of shorthand notes in evidence passed the senate. The feature of the senate proceedings, however, was the in troduction by Cheshire of two bills providing for additional penalties upon th« keepers of baudy and gambling houses. The sum fixed is $1.000 in each case. Titus' bill providing for biennial elections was recommitted to the committee for amendment. Houao bill allowing boards of supervisors to increase the salary of the treasuries hi counties over 80,000 above the present limit, 91,500, passed. HOUSE. Penick introduced a bill requiring express companies to deposit $8,800 with treasurer! of each county as a security for tho issuing of money orders. Stallcop introduced another anti-pooling bill resolution. Santee offered a bill bringing private banks undei state supervision. Bills passed as follows: To empower boards of supervisors in cities of three thousand to fix additional compensation for treasurers; to exempt associations formed for tho manufacture of boot sugar from tho $25 tax; postjwning quail euson one month. Hinkson's resolution calling for a statement from tho Trans"Mississippi commission wus passed. SENATE. DCS Moines, Feb. 0.—The Temple amendment passed tho senate this mornittg by u vote of 80 to 4. An effort mado to have the 'ill postponed a day hud but four support- rs. The bill as passed is the original 'emplo amendment which tho senate op- osed so strongly last your. Tho commit- eo amendment to cut the word "widow" itt of the list of beneficiaries of relief in- urance was voted down by a largo major- HOUSE. Bill authorizing the warden of Anamosa cnitentiary to sell refuse stone from the rison quarries passed. Bill by Prcutis, to lace a homeopathic physician in charge oi lie hospital at Cherokee was debated at ingth. A vote on the substitution of the ninority report of the committee for the majority report, which, had it passed, vould have indefinitely postponed tho bill, esulted in its defeat by a vote of 45 to 42. 'ho bill was not disposed of when adjournment was taken. SENATE. Des Moines, Feb. 10.—Bill in reference to lie appointment of police matrons in cities 'assed. Lots of business was transacted, nit none of real importance. HOUSE. By a vote of 78 to 10 the house adopted he Stallcop resolution requesting tha tate's delegates in* congress to op- iose tho anti-pooling bill. An effort was made to have the anti-scalping bill included in the resolution, but failed. After its Dussage another resolution was introduced >y Kolley, of Audubon, requesting the iiimo action upon tho anti-scalping bill. ?rcntiss' bill for a- homeopathic superin- icndcnt at the Cherokee hospital was de- cated. A bill was introduceel by Farley n relation to passenger fares on railroads. "t provides for a rate of two and one-fourth 3onts on class A roads, two and one-half on class B, and two ana three-quarters on class C roads. It also provides for a flat 'ate of two cents on miloage purchased in imounts of one thousand miles or more. The Smith bill for reduction of tho forces of tho house employes was defeated. Ulnksou's bill for the establishment of 'our normal schools in four parts of the state was reported upon favorably by committee. It proposes that two schools bo established this year and two in 1809. The ocalities to be decided upon later. SENATE. Des Moinos, Feb. H.—A substitute was reported for tho Hawaiian resolution anel .ho same was made a special order for next Wednesday. Lothrop bill relating ;o purchase and construction of water ,vorks by cities came up and an amendment jy Trcwin to have trustees of waterworks vppouited by the mayor instead of by uelges of tfie district court, was adopted. The, bill wus then recommitted. Bill'puss'-' 3d providing for inspection of oil for miii- ng purposes at the place of entry into the state. At au afternoon session the pioneer awniakers were received and addresses ,vere made by Mujor Hoyt Sherman, Col. Tohu Scott, Senator Ellison, Col.tS, A' Moore and Judge Colo. HOUSE. The house contest committee reported ts findings in the Wright-Hancock ca'qe, ho report being favorable to John Christie, vep., the sitting member. Tho house spent nearly tho entire session discussing Penick's bill providing for the listing and taxation of mortgages, and the bill to permit counties to receive interest on moneys deposited in banks. Neither of these bills had boon disposeel of when tho time for adjournment arrived. The resolution by Kelly memorializing congress to defeat the uuti-sculping bills was declared out of order ou a point by Eaton that tho game object hael been attained in Stallcop's resolution. The house hold a session in tha afternoon to receive tho pioneer lawmakers. SENATE. Des Moines, Fob. 12.—A bill providing that when transcripts of justices of peaci. ai'o filed with the clerk the exact time be noted on tho sumo, and another bill permitting sheriffs to plat homesteaels, restoring tho old law, wore passed. A bill providing that when insane or idiotic people uve cured for at county asylums, their property, if any, shall bo held responsible for their support, wus debuteel, but finally recommitted. nousu. Little wus done in tho houso this morning. Owing to tho groat number of ub sentees tho calendar was not followed Asiclo from tho adoption of tho concuvrcnl resolution by Gibson of Plymouth appro pi-luting 81,300 for the purchuso of railroae: commissioners' official ruilroud maps ot Iowa for distribution, tho time wus devotee to clearing the caleudur of bills that hue beoji recommended for indefinite postpone meut. Stewart introducod u bill prohibit iug buying, soiling und eleuling in swim that die of any disease. All the flowers of the Arctic rogior are either white or yellow, and there are 703 varieties. Female apothecaries arc legalized in Russia; but only one can be employee in one drug store. The street cars in Swedish cities rarely stop for passengers. Men „,,», women there are quite agile and exper in jumging on and off while the are jn motion. The largest sweet potato on record was grown last season in Albileno * : i. By John Qrahunj. it is ninv „,,,„,„ in length, 25 inches in circum. ference, »nd weighs »% pounds. FIFTV-FIFT H CONGRESS. SENATE.. Washington, Feb. T.-Nearly (session was spent in executive session. ler taking up all of the time in an *™ in favor of Hawaiian annexation. He expressed tho opinion that the tune had almost arrived when the question of annexation should be debated upon a biU looking to legislation by both houses 01 congress rather than upon the basis of a treaty. HOUSE The house passed the military academy bill carrying $458,540. The debate on tha measure was desultory and touched en a variety of political topics. The bill to limit the period for tho refunding of the certificates of deposits of 1879 to Decembe* Si, 1899, was passed. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 8.— Mason of Illinois presented the following resolution: Resolved, That the president of tho United States hereby be requested to notify Spain and the insurgents that the Cuban war (so-called) must at once cease and be discontinued and tha.t the United States of America hereby declares and will maintain peace on the island. Cannon of Utah introduced tho following i Resolved, By tho senate, that the president of the United States is urged to notify tho kingdom of Spain that if Spaia shall fail to reCoguizo the independence of tho republic of Cuba on or before the 4th day of March, 1898, the government of the United States will on that date recognize iho belligerency of the Cuban patriots andi within thirty days thereafter will assert? tho independence of tho republic of Cuba. Both senators gave notice that they would speak upon their resolutions to j morrow. Allen offered as an amendment to ;ho diplomatic and consular appropriation nil tho Moi'gan resolution recognizing the belligerency of tho Cubans. Some time was devoted to tho discussion of the right of Henry W. Corbott, of Oregon, to a {seat. HOUSE. The Aldrich-Plowman contested election case occupied tho entire timo. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 9. — For more than ihreo hours to-day the senate chamber •ang with eloquent appeals in behalf of tha uban insurgents. Speeches were delivered by Mr. Cannon of Utah and Mr. Mason )f Illinois, in advocacy of the adoption ot •esolutions which they presented ta the Donate yesterday. Following Mr. Cannon's pecch, Mr. Hale of Maine addressed tha icnute briefly urging tho senate to uphold .ho policy of the administration. HOUSE. A special deficiency bill was passed car« *ying $375,000 for tho payment of jurors and witness fees in the 'United States courts. A resolution demanding the' puss>orts of tho Spanish minister, De Lome, >ecauso of a letter written by him criticis- ng tho president, wus cut off by a demand 'or the regular order. In tho Aldrich- Plowman contested election case Aldrieb, was declared entitled to tho seat. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 10.— During almost tha entire session of the senate tho Indian appropriation bill was under discussion. Tha reading of tho bill was completed and allol iho committee amendments were adopted. Allen of Nebraska enlivened the proceed- ngs by making an attack upon Speaker Reed for preventing the enactment, as the senator declared, of meritorious lagislation sent to tho house of representatives by the senate. HOUSE. The whole session was consumed in fill- justering against two bills of minor importance, one to issu ea duplicate check and the other to make Rockland, Me., a sub-port of entry. SENATE. Washington, Feb. 11.— Consideration ol ,he Indian appi-opriatioii bill was resumed by the senate to-day, and after being amended to some extent the measure was wssed. The most important amendment ,o the bill was that offered by Pettigrcw, which, if finally enacted, will restore the TCC homestead law so far as it relates to [ndiun lands ceded to the United States, for which lands the settlers have been obliged 'to pay the purchase price to th,e Indians. Tho bill carries appropriations aggregating nearly $8,000,000. BARRIOS ASSASSINATED. President of Guatemala Killed by a German. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.— Seuor Lajo Arriaga, the Guatemalan minister to the United States, received an official cablegram from the minister of foreign affairs of Guatemala announcing the assassination of President Barrios and the succession to the presidency of First Vice President Manuel Estrada Cabrera. The dispatch came from Guatemala City, the capital. It added that entire calm prevails. The assassin was a German named Oscar Solinger. WAR BEGUN IN GUATEMALA, Scramble of Factions for the Presidency itcBults in Bloodshed. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.— A San Jose, Guatemala, special says: Civil strife and bloodshed have followed the killing of President Barrios. Before the body of the late ruler was buried the factious were flying at each other's throats. General Marroquin, chief supporter of Prospero Morales, one of the aspirants to the presidency, attempted to seize the reins of government on behalf of Morales. He made an attack on the palace barracks. Thd assault was vigorously resisted and' Marroquin and others were killed. The attacking force, numbering S.ooo', headed by General Majeres and Colonel Arrevalo, then fled. The populace and soldiers demand that General Mendi- zaelel be proclaimed president. The situation is becoming more complicated and the crisis is acute. The "elephant beetle" of Venezuela is the largest insect in the world A ha ' lf *' Coins bearing the names of emperors who existed over two thousand

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