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THE B18MOJNM8: A1,f>ONA IOWA. WM>K18DAY. FEBRUARY 1< 1898. 'THE NEWS IN IOWA *tAt6 BOARD OF •U Months' Of Boftrd'i Admlnlntrntlon Shew* 6t*r §92,000 en ItAtid. DfiS MOIRES, Jan. 20.— The state board of control hns just closed its fcceoiints with the state institutions of ibwa for the first sis mouths of its Batainistration. The balance sheet shows a credit to the thirteen state institutions under its charge in the BUM of $92,285, whereas when the toard took up its work the first of lost July there was not only no balance to the credit of the institutions but there Was a large deficiency in some places which was not offset by the few small credits at a few of the institutions. Ever since the board took charge of affairs there has been :i steadily increasing balance at the end of each month, until last month there was a slight falling off after the purchase of winter supplies. Tlie 892,285 is found to be a credit after all the heaviest- bills for the year, such as fuel and other winter supplies, have been paid, and after n. few bills for January supplies have been taken out. This balance has been crented by the board in the face ot tiie fact that the per capita allowance of the insane hospitals, where much of the largest expense is incurred, was cut $3 by the legislature last winter. The January supplies will probably be 'nearly as heavy as those of December, but after that the balance is likely to show a steady increase through the next six months. HAD A CLOSE CALL. A FATAL FIRE AT IOWA Homes and Men Went Ovorn Thlrty-Foot ICmbnnKiiient. MASON CITT, Jan. 30. — Two men had a miraculous escape from death near Charles City. After a helter-skelter fall down a, thirty-foot embankment, the men came out of the accident in good condition. George Hughes, one of the men, was unhurt, but the other man, George Fawcett, was badly cut about the head. The men were driving in the country with a team. At a place where the highway runs along a high embankment the team was scared by some dogs that were barking as the team passed. A runaway resulted, and the team went over the embankment. Gold Brick Swindler Forfeits Hmuls. Sioux CITY, Jan. 28.— Wood bury county will gain 32,000 by the failure of C. Mott, a gold brick swindler, to show up for trial when his case vvas :alled. Mott was released on bonds several weeks ago, and the hurried manner in which he left Sioux City at that time indicated he would never return. Mott is one of the three men who several months ago very nearly lold a brass brick plated with gold to J. A. Davy, a banker of Pomeroy, for 512,000. Two of the men were arrested. The third, and the prime conspirator, •yot away at once, and another was liberated on a technicality and left town before another warrant could be served on him. Current Bills Come First. DES MOINKS, Jan. 27. — The supreme court held in the cose of N. C. Phillips, appellant, against W. B. Reed, treasurer of the city of Council Bluffs, that cities of the first class must pay current expenses before paying old debts. Judges Robinson and Granger dissent from the majority opinion, holding that warrants should be paid in the order of presentation. _ Upheld by Supreme Court. DES MOINES, Jan. 28. — E. B. McPeek, of Henry county, had his judgment for 8300 against the Western Union Telegraph Company confirmed by the supreme court. The judgment was for damages sustained by delay in delivering a telegram, by which a murderer would have been apprehended and McPeek would have received 8300 reward offered for the capture of the murderer. _ Suicided Becnutfo of Ills Debts. WAVEHIA', Jan. 37.— The lifeless body of Henry Kreuger was found hanging in an outhouse at the rear of the postofflee. He had committed sui- 'Cide. The cause of the act is supposed to be worry because of his debts, and it is understood that lie had been informed that unless he paid his house rent he nud his family would be turned out. _ _ Au Ottiiiuwu Fire. OTTUMW*., Jan. 88.— Fire almost totally destroyed the drug stock of Morgan & Co., and badly damaged the jewelry stock of Scott & Co. Both concerns occupy one store room. The origin ot the fire is unknown. This is the second time within a. year that fire has visited this store. The entire loss JS but partly covered by insurance. Pubuquo Funds Her Floating Debt. DUBUQUE, Jan. 27.— The city council has funded the city's floating debt, 8300,000, in 2J£ per cent twenty-year bonds. An old law forbade the bonding of floating debts of Iowa cities, but the new code permits it. This is the first deal made in the state. The floating debt has been drawing o per cent. ' __ JI»y Be Wy H. Wull'B Murderer. Sioux Cm', Jan, 20,— On suspicion that be js Otto Matthias, the murderer of W. H, Wall, in Staunton, 111.', last August, a mau calling himself John Mahoney is under arrest here. A 82,000 reward is offered for Matthias. The prisoner admits having lived in Qregpn, J1J,, at one time, but says he never heard of tUe Stauuton crime. >*««*> Butt? r- CBEBTON, Jan. 80.— A. W.'MoCall, of this place, received first prize in the eepar&tpr class at the national conyen- Qt Creamery butter wlsers at a score pf P7. Womftn l»nrn*d to Death In * Rentftti- r«nt—Cfttis^d by Explosion, fowl FAt,r,S, Jan. 67.—L. W. Ball's restaurant was totally destroyed by fire, resulting in a fatality. The fire Was started by the explosion of n. gas-< oline stdve. Carrie Berviek, an em* ploye, was burned to death. The building and contents are a total loss, estimated at $3,000. Insurance on the building is $900 arid on tho stock $700. Zero weather and the wind blowing a gale hindered the efforts of the fire department, which fought the fire two hours. Fire walls on either side of the building alone saved the town from a conflagration. The Ellsworth and K. of P. and I. O. 0. F. blocks were badly damaged by smoke and water, increasing the Joss several humlred dollars. SCHOOL CHILDREN PLEASED. Itcnutlftil Pictures For tlio JPuIillo aclioolff. DES MOINKP, Jan. 30.—The school children of Iowa arc holding weekly contests in essay-writing for the DCS Moines Daily News, which offers as o prize each week an elegantly framed picture for the school-room of the boy or girl writing the best essay. The prize essays sire printed in "News Junior," a children's department of the Daily News. The Daily News is only SI a year, 75 cents for six months. 50 cents for three months, so is in reach of all. Hefnties Tnx I'ald Undor Protest. DF.S MOINKS, Jan. 28.—State Auditor Frank Merriam has refused to accept a chuck presented in payment of the 3'.; per cent tax. tendered by the Aachen & Munich Insurance company, because the payment was made under protest and the right reserved by the company to bring legal action to recover the same. Auditor Merriam, under the advice of Attorney General Remley, distinctly refuses to issue certificates to foreign companies to do business in the state unless the payment of the tax is made without protest. The taxes were paid under protest last year by the foreign companies, and action then begun to recover, the case still pending in the supreme court. The Aachen & Munich company is the first, to ofl'er payment this year, and all taxes must be paid by February ]. ALL Of ER THE WORLD A CRISIS IS REACHEb. G. I). McFull'g OTTUMWA. Jan. 27.—Word comes from Hedrick that relatives of G. B. McFall, of Oskaloosa, have made good the §175 that McFall obtained from Robert Scott on a check on the Oskaloosa bank in which McFall had no funds. Oskaloosa news is to the effect that McFall's relatives will pay all the protested checks. R. D. Holmes, of Ottumwa, who is out, has received no payments or word that he will be paid. McFall is in Kansas City. Ills wife says she has heard from him, and from the tone of the letter believes he has met with some trouble. Rockford rontoHlcfl Itoblieil. MASON CITY, Jan. 28.—The postoftlce at Rockford, fifteen miles southeast of Mason City, was broken into by robbers. The large door was blown from the safe and §155 in cash and an equal amount in stamps taken. Itwai^ evidently the work of experts. Postmaster Campbell had fortunately drop* ped some money in the wnstu basket, which was not touched. An axe and other tools were found in the room. There is no clue to the perpetrators. Broke World'H Record. DBS MOINES, Jan. 30.—Tho world's record of 7 feet 3 inches on the double foot kick was broken by W. J. Moni- law, who made a new record of 7 feet OK inches. Moiiilaw is physical director of the gmynasium at Drake University, where he is also a student. He made Ihe record before a large crowd in the Drake gymnasium after the first preliminary contest for placed on tho Drake team in'the state penta- thalon contest; Fires lit Webster City. WKHSTKK CITY, Jan. 30.—The wholesale grocery house of the Warfield, Ilowell, Prait'Co, was completely gutted by fire, causing a loss of about $7,000. The boot and shoe stock of Fred Bergfall was burned a few hours later, the loss reaching §5,000. Tho firemen fought for eleven h ours in a gale with the temperature below zero. 3OWA CUNDICNSICU. The robbers of theLorimor bank are serving sentence in the Fort Madison penitentiary, where they have been sent for five years. G. W, Murray and Charles Stewart, the robbers, are both comparatively young men. The city of Keokuk, says a dispatch, has started a municipal rock-pile' for the benefit of the unemployed. Keokuk has for a long time owned and operated its own stone quarry, but heretofore the rocks were broken into macadam at the city and county jails by the prisoners. The Associated Charities secured a concession from the city council, and now rock is being hauled to a vacant block, and the unemployed will be eriveri work on the stone piles and paid regulation rates. Ottumwa dispatch: A number of people in this part of the state are anxious to know the whereabouts of Gid B. McFall, of Oskaloosa, for whom they cashed checks which have been returned by the bank upon which they were issued because of no funds. Robert Scott, of Iledrick, was caught for Sjt.75, by indorsing a check. In Oskaloosft justice courts 8850 in protested notes have been found. Most of the cheeks were drawn on the Qskalposa Savings Bank. MuFall wan a candidate for secretary pf the State Agricultural Society ftt fcbe recent session, and hns long beeo prominent in poJHical ftffaiyg. p * Agoiiclllo Again Attempt! to Sectire Recognition. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—Senor Lopez, secretary toAgoncillo, the Washington representative of Aguinnldo, called at the State department yesterday and lodged with the chief clerk a communication, which, according to the common expectation, marked the critical stnge in the Philippine question. This is the third attempt made by the Filipino representative to secure official recognition from the United States government. Secretary Hay, at the time the communication was presented, was attending a meeting of the cabinet at the white house, so tHat all Chief Clerk Michael could do under the circumstances was to receive the paper as he would any other handed in to him. The advices from Manila which have reached the war department are far from reassuring. It is understood that General Otis reports an expectation on his part that the insurgents are about to force an issue, and if this should be so, the result cannot be foreseen. Manila itself, and not Iloilo, as might first be sxis- pccteil, is regarded as the danger point just now. In his communication to the secretary Agoncillo calls attention to the fact that there are now 20,000 American soldiers in Manila and that more arc en route, and that ns there is no disorder in the Philippines, the people being satisfied with the existing government, they have reason to believe the United States is about to make war upon the new republic. He calls attention to the fact that over zeal on cither side might cause great loss of life nnd urges the necessity of an early and frank communication between the representatives of the two counti'ies. RUSSIA DEFIES ENGLAND. Appoints Consul tothn Soudan In Spite of tho lirUtHh Position. LONBOX, Jan. 27.—A question which possibly may have far-reaching results has just cropped up between the English and the Russian governments The latter, pointedly ignoring the paragraph in the Anglo-Egyptian convention promulgated last week prohibiting the presence of foreign consular officials in the Soudan save by the consent of England, has just deliberate! y appointed four consular officials to take up their residence in the Soudan on the alleged ground that the imperial government attaches lively importance to an accurate knowledge of the political and commercial development of the Soudan and proposes to give every assistance to Russian merchants proposing- to do biisiness there. STORMY TIMES IN MANILA. AgulmUdo Authorized to Dcclaro War oil tho United Slutca. . MANILA, Jan. 27.—The official organ of the Filipinos announces that the congress at Malolos adopted the Philippine constitution and empowered Aguinaldo to declare war on . the Americans whenever he may deem it advisable. An American sentry killed a captain of the Filipino artillery at the Tonto outpost. The native press is intensely excited and denounces it as n "cowardly assassination. 1 ' At a mass meeting of women at Cavite, the Republica, Filipino organ, says, it was enthusiastically resolved to' petition Aguinaldo for permission to take the men's places in defense of independence and bear arms if necessary. REVOLT IN CONGO. Natives Have lieen Successful In Their Unities Against Traders. linussKi.8, Jan. 28.—It is admitted that the rebellion in the Congo Free State is of the most serious nature, and that the whole state may lapse into barbarism. The uprising is due to excessive commercial exploitation by the trading companies. Instances' are. cited of native villages which did not give the desired quota of rubber, being burned and the inhabitants massacred. As a result, the natives have been fighting with the violence of desperation and in the. conflicts have 'been uniformly successful. IOWA PATENT OFFICE REPORT. DES MOINES, Jan. 24.— Applications for patents for Iowa inventors prepared and prosecuted by us have been allowed, but not yet issued, as follows: To J. T. Lackey, of Gosport, for an automatic apparatus that will lift water from n plurality of wells located at distances apart and different in depths and convey it to a tank or well located where it is to be. used and without any applied power. To T. Wc-inhart, of Boono, for an attachment to stove-pipes to utilize waste products of combustion for heating water in a reservoir for all the purposes for whiuli hot water is desirable. To J. M. Camp, of Des Moines, for a horse shoe adapted to be nailed to a hoof in a common way and a cushion securely attached to the shoe without removing the shoe. To E. A. Losse, of Lake City, for an automatic stock waterer in which the valve-operating mechanism is enclosed in a tube to prevent animals coming in contact with any of the concealed and operative parts. Consultation and advice free. THOMAS G. Onwie <fc Co., Solicitors of i'atents. A woman's rights advocate recently ran against a Mprraon in Salt Lake City who had only one wife. "Are you a misogynist?" asked the first. "No," responded the Mormon, "I'm a bimetallist." A couple with two hearts that beat #s one drove in a hack to the door of a theater }n Wichita, Kansas, and sent a messenger for a justice of the peace, who was witnessing 1 a performance in ,the playhouse. He canie out, and, with his return* check in hand, stood on the sidewalk while lie njarried the cpyple, They drove off, »n4 the ,tus- GARLAND IS DEAD. 8tri«(t«n With Apop1**y "While Addretsln* the Supreme Court. WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.—Former Attorney General Augustus H. Garland was stricken with apoplexy while addressing the United States supreme court at 12:15 yesterday afternoon and died Within ten minutes. The occurrence came with startling and tragic unexpectedness, changing the usual calm and dignity of the court into temporary confusion, while the dying man was carried from the chamber in an effort to alleviate his condition. Augustus Hill Garland was born in Tipton county, Tennessee, June 11, 1832. He was educated at St. Mary's college,Lebanon, Ky., and St. Joseph's college. Bardstown, Ky.; removed to Arkansas and soon rose to eminence. He was elected to the provisional congress of the confederate states in 1861, to the house of tho confederate congress in 1802; afterward elected to the confederate senate. After the war he devoted himself with great success to his profession; in 1807 was elected to tho United States senate but was not seated : United States senator, 1877-85; United States attorney general, 1885-89. Mr. Garland was a member of President Clove- land's cabinet and was considered a mnn of good ability and good character. Ho was never married. FIFTY-FIRST RECALLED. Will Kncnrap nt Manila While the Transport IB Koine: Repaired MANILA, Jan. 30.—General Otis has recalled the Fifty-first Iowa from Iloilo, in order that the transport Pennsylvania, on board which the regiment is and has been most of tho time since she left Honolulu, may be repaired. The Eighteenth infantry and Sixth artillery will remain at Iloilo indefinitely. The British battleship, Centurion, flagship of vice-admiral Edward Seymour, commnnder-5n-ohief on the China station, has arrived here. WAR DEPARTMENT INQUIRY. WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.—Secretary Alper appeared before tho investigating commission yesterday. He entered- a general denial of the charges against his administration; said that no head of any department neglected his duties; declared there were no irregularities, and said that complaints were thoroughly investigated. He did not profit by any contracts and had no personal interest in any expenditures of public money. The beef supplied the army was like that used for years, and was not an experiment. Spanish Bank Is Turned Down. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.—The war department's order of the 7th inst., providing that the Spanish Bank of Havana shall collect the taxes in Cuba for the fiscal year ending June 30 next, has been revoked by the secretary of war. General Brooke has been cabled to establish a system for the collection of the taxes, introducing such machinery as may be necessary for the purpose. Dons Took Funds. SAN JUAN T>E POKTO Rico, Jan. 30.— The secretary of the Porto Rican treasury estimates that the Spanish authorities made away with between 300,000 and 400,000 pesos of trust funds that were deposited in the treasury. These funds consisted of deposits made by foreign life insurance companies, \>y public contractors, oflicers, lieutenants and judicial oflicers and others. The amount continues to swell. Cubans In Great Need of Food. HAVANA, Jon. 38.—Twenty thousand persons are now supplied daily in Cuba with food by the United States, and reports coming from the interior say there is still more need of charity on the part of the government. Nineteen thousand persons are reported destitute in Matanzas. imiSVITIES. A Manila dispatch says the Filipino congress at Malolos has authorized the release of Spanish civil prisoners and will shortly liberate the military prisoners. A dispatch from Vienna says the report gains credit in official and diplomatic circles that Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, the German emperor and the emperor of Russia have arrived at an understanding contemplating a prolonged maintenance of peace. New York dispatch: President J. G. Scluirman, of Cornell university, and Prof. D. C. Worcester, of the University of Michigan, the civilian members of the commission appointed by the president to inquire into the condition of the Philippine islands, left over the Canadian Pacific for Vancouver, where they will take the steamship Empress of Japan for Hong Kong. From there they will go immediately to Manila. It is announced that the secretary of war has completed the organization of a colonial commission, which is to undertake the administration in Washington of all matters of detail respecting the government of territories acquired during the war or now occupied by United States forces. The personnel of the commission will be: General R. P. Kennedy, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Curtis Guild, of Massachusetts; George W. Watkins, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Washington advices say the board of survey appointed by Secretary Alger to pass upon the question of the proper condemnation of a large quantity of beef destined for the troops in Porto Rico has received from Captain Barclay H. Warburton, of the Pennsyir vania volunteer battalion of artillery, a sworn statement of the condition of refrigerated beef on board the trans* port Manitoba, which was at Ponce from August 10 to 30. In the course of this statement, Captain Warburton says be tried to eat the meat, but found it impossible; that all beef issued to his battalion w »s b*d to be ' ' - Verdict of the Been Cooft-l/lartial Rendered* Has DISMISSAL IS RECOMMENDED, Friends of the Accused Officer Agseri Their Belief That Me Wus Suffering from Emotional Insanity «t the Tlmo of the Offense. New York, Jan. 30.—A World Washington dispatch says: "'Guilty under both charges; sentence, dismissal from the service; no recommendation for mercy or executive clemency.' This Is the verdict of the military court before which Brig.-Gen. Charles F. Eagan, commissary-general of the United States army, was tried, as the World correspondent is informed by most reliable authority. "The court was unanimous and its conclusions were reached without delay, the first ballot determining the fate of the accused. The findings of the court were not publicly announced, and have not yet been formally approved." ^Washington, Jan. 30.—The Eagan court martial was opened Friday with the testimony of David R. McKee, who said he had known Gen..Eagan all his life, and that he first detected what he thought was evidence of insanity after the testimony of Gen. Miles had been given before the war commission. Maj. S. C. Miles, recorder of the war investigating commission, recalled, said that so far as he knew the order of the president granting immunity to witnesses before that body had not been reduced to writing. Secretary Alger said that he recalled a conversation he had with Gen. Eagan shortly after Gen. Miles had given his testimony. Gen. Eagan came into his, office in an excited state of mind, and said it ,was his wish to prefer charges against Gen. Miles'for what he had said. "I told him," said the general, "that under the president's order granting immunity to officers who testified before the commission he could not do so." Col. Alexander and Col. Davis were recalled, and said that never during their acquaintance with the accused had they known him to use vulgar or profane language. Other witnesses testified that they believed Gen.- Eagan to have been suffering from emotional insanity. OTIS READY FOR WAR, Commander at Manila Now Awaits an Attack. Washington, Jan. 30.—The war department received a long message from Gen. Otis, which was read by Secre-' tary Alger at the cabinet meeting. Only a few words of this dispatch, relating to the health of the troops at Manila, were given to the press. The dispatch apprised the war department of the measures taken by Gen. Otis to safeguard the city from assault by the Filipino army. Recent dispatches indicated a strength of about 30,000 under Agulnaldo. Equally correct information of a later date put the available forces of Aguinaldo which can be concentrated around Manila at 40,000. Gen. Otis reports that he has doubled liis picket lines and ordered a part of his forces to the old Spanish fortifications in the suburbs. Gen. Otis will now welcome an at-, tack by the Filipinos, as the only way out of a difficulty which embarrasses, the administration and his own army. An attack by the Filipinos at Manila will have the immediate effect of Gen. Otis' ordering Gen. Miller to land on Panay and advance to the attack of Iloilo. Anil-Lynching Bill Defeated. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 30.—The bit} under which the state authorities haci hoped to prevent lynchings by making the county in which lynchings occurred liable for a penalty of $5,000 was indefinitely postponed in the house Friday by a vote of 35 to GO./ The house took the view that it would not be right to make innocent taxpayers suffer for the acts of mobs. The governor and the attorney-general are chagrined over the defeat of the bill. In the senate the Goodwine bill for the reorganization of the state board of education was substituted for the Holgate bill. The substitution was a triumph for the state college faction. Fear the Train Hug Keen r.oat, Denver, Col,, Jan. 30.— Advices from Kokomo, a small mining camp between this city and Leadvllle on the Colorado & Southern railroad, announce that the accommodation train is lost between Dickey and Kokomo. The train left -Dickey at 5 o'clock last evening and should have made the run in an Lour and a half. Snowslldes are frequent in that section, and the people of Kokomo, so the telegram states, believe that the train has been burled under the snow. _ I'un-Auicin'uu »v.M>»e><Uoil. Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 30.— The popular subscriptions to the stock of the Pan- American exposition, which will be held here in 1901, reached $1,000,000. The capital stock will be increased, to $2,600,000. _ ' _ _ Spain Accepts. Invitation. Madrid, Jan. 30.— Spain has accepted the invitation to take part in the czar's universal peace conference. Yeoman Banquet. • Charles City, Jan. as.-(Speclal.)-The Brotherhood of American Yeomen lodge l , banquet at the Hll- flreth hotel last night. Some 300 yeomen were present. The lodge h.as added 195 new members durln the last three ana is now 230 strong. • H SENATE. Washihgton, Jan. 24.—Two notabl*- speeches Were delivered in tha senate to* day, ond by Mr. Lodge, of Massachusetts, and the other by Mr. Clay, of Georgl*. While the two senators differed diametrically as to the policy of expansion, upon which they dwelt, both are in favor of the immediate ratification of the pending peace treaty. They contend that, one* the treaty is ratified, confess will bar* full power to deil with conditions respect* ing the territory acquired during the war with Spain, and not before. HOUSE. The debate on the army reorganization bill opened in the house to-day under afc agreement by which the general debate i«T to run fifteen hours, exclusive of three night sessions, the final vote to be taken not later than 3 o'clock next Tuesday.; Practically-three propositions are before the house—the house bill providing for a standing army of 100,000 men; the minority; substitute, increasing tho army to 80,000' men. and lodging with the president die-! nretionary power to call put 50.000 volun-: leers for emergency service, a-nd n propo-- sition to continue temporarily the regular! army at its present war strength—62,000: men. ' SENATE. Washington, Jan. 25.—Senator Davis, under instructions of the foreign relations committee, offered an amendment to the' Sundry civil bill, appropriating $20,000,0001 to pay Spain according to the terms of thoj treaty. The senate held two executive sessions today and at each tho peace treaty; was the subject under discussion. At tho first an agreement was reached to vote on; the treaty next Monday week and at the- second Senator Davis presented the Amer-; icnn commissioners' reasons for the ac-i ceptance of tho treaty in the form in which) it was finally concluded, iiousn. The most remarkable debate that has: taken place in the house since the stormy' days before the declaration of war, last spring, occurred today between Johnson,' republican, of Indiana, and Dolliver, republican, of Iowa. Johnson vigorously at-, tacked tne administration's policy of ex-! pansion and for two hours won hearty an-; pla,use from the democratic side. Dol-i liver's reply created equal enthusiasm on' the republican side. The army bill was. under consideration during tho day, but this debate overshadowed all other business. • . SENATB. Washington, Jan. 20.—Mallory made BI. constitutional argument in favor of the- Vest resolution. Butler, who offered an; amendment providing for the pensioning of confederate soldiers, made an address in> which ho declared the south was right/ and that history would so record; and that! every shot fired by a southern soldier was; fired iu defense of tho rights-of his state- conferred by tho constitution, in self- dofenso and in defense of his home and fireside. "Not a single southern soldier was a, rebel or a traitor." At the conclusion of' 1 his speech he withdrew his amendment.! In executive session Gorman, Vest and Hoar attacked the president for failure to fnriiish the documents in his possession .bearing on the Paris conference, which wore called for several days ago. The president was defended by Spooner and Platt. irousra The feature of the day was an hour's speech by Grosvonor, of Ohio, whose utterances, rightly or wrongly, are frequently supposed to reflect the views of tho president. Grosvenor declared most, emphatically that the situation in the Philippines was duo to the opposition In' tnis country to the ratification of the peace treaty. Ho announced that the future of tho islands was for congress to decide, and that for the president to announce a policy would bo for him to usurp the authority of congress. SENATE. Washington, Jan. ST.—Particular interest was manifested in the senate in a brief speecli delivered by Senator T. C. Platt, of New York, on tho general subject of expansion. Ho took for his text tho anti- expansion resolution offered by Vest, of Missouri. This was tho first speech, ho has delivered in the senate since his return to tho body. It was a thoughtful and well considered statement, through which ran a quiet vein of humor, sharply pointing tho speaker's statements. He took strong ground f or the ratification of tho pending treaty of peace. A resolution was offered by Sullivan, of Mississippi, declaring that tho ratification of the treaty shoirid not commit tho government to a colonial policy. Tho pension appropriation bill was passed after some debate, iiousrc. The opposition to the army reorganization bill on the republican side of the house has become so strong that today Chairman Hull, after Henderson, of Iowa, one of the floor leaders of the majority, had threatened to Vote to recommit tho bill, decided it would be wise, in order to secure its passage, to abandon the idea of providing directly for a regular army of 100,000 men. He announced on the floor that the committee would offer amendments to reduce tho number of enlisted men to about 60,000, but lodge in the president's discretion the authority to increase the army to a maximum of 100.000. Tin i. amendments have boon prepared. During tho day Cousins, of Iowa, spoke in favor of tho bill. When the bill was taken up for amendment Lacey's motion to strike out the provision for a lieutenant general prevailed. Johnson attacked the proposition of Hull to make tho army consist of 60,000 to bo enlarged at the wisdom of the president. He declared no such power should be given to the executive. SUN-ATE •Washington, Jan. 28.—Whilo the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill was under consideration tho appropriations committee was sharply criticised for not providing adequate salaries for some of the consular officers and secretaries of legations of this government in foreign countries and tho parsimony of tho government in this respect was denounced as a disgrace. Despite the protests of Hale in charge of tho bill, several amendments were incorporated in the measure. The bill was passed, carrying nearly $1,500,000. HOUSE. Tho army reorganization bill was under consideration during tho day. Very little progress was made, as there was a small attendance and the cornmitteo amendments were not introduced. It is now said that an international conference of the three powers interested in Samoan affairs will settle the trouble arisine- from the recent difficulties in Samoa. "When I was discharged »y C m- ployev let me down easy." "How so?" "He said I could get work more readily than an inferior man." II. W. CollSpgwood, of Westwooil, N, J., is a temperance man. He has been mortified by the antics of his cow, who persistently gorged herself with apples. These fermented in her stomach, turned to cider and nju.de her t'psy. Instead of pure lacteal fluid, she yielded milk punch. Now W>. CoUingwood keeps her away from »PPle*. »pd her novas with,

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