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THE UPPJ2B DBS MOMB8: ALGONA IOWA. WEDNESDAY IN IOWA A ROW At FRASfeR* of Colored ParKOn* Wonnded In it Bnttln on the Street*. BtioSE, Feb. 17.—-A row broke out between negro miners in a joint kept bV Jim Thomas, at Fraser, at 3 o'clock in the ttiorhing, hnd tile first shots Were fired inside the blinding-. Almost immediately one mn.it ran out upon the street, revolver in hand, with two ttthers following him, and a running fight was kept up until all their guns Were emptied. None of the combatants were hit at this time, and fortunately no innocent bystander re- feeived any of the bullets, which flew Wide of their mark. A -woman named Jennie Brown was in the place at the time, and as she ran out of the door she received a bullet in her hip and fell to the floor. The bullet has not been located, but the wound is not considered dangerous. A man who tried to separate the men received a slight wound in the wrist. After the smoke of battle had blown away, John Hough bought a fresh supply of cartridges and then went to hunt one of the parties named Dawsey. Pawsey was at his home, and Hough, concealing himself behind a well curb, opened fire upon Dawsey's house. Dawsey got an old rifle, and, taking aim at the arm which showed above the well curb, pulled the trigger and Hough fell with his right arm shattered above the elbow. Trouble has been brewing among the negroes for some time, and every one of them go heavily armed. NEW INDUSTRIAL SCHEME. Jt \VI11 be Inmifirnrntcd nt the State n<tRpI tills. DES MolNKS, Feb. 30.—Tho state board of control has decided on a new departure in connection with the management of the insane hospitals. As is well known, the problem of furnishing occupation for the insane is a large and most important one. The board proposes, in brief, to establish a new industrial system in the insane asylums. The first movo will be iracle at Mount Pleasant, where n, department for the manufacture of clothing will be instituted. It will begin on a small scale, and be enlarged as fast us possible. The first step will be to put in a number of sewing machines and an engine to furnish power. Members of the board have recently visited the institution and closed arrangements for this departure. The lirst machines have been ordered, and an old engine was found in the institution that will be used to provide the power. ROBBER CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Carried No Wenpons, mid Couldn't Get Away. JEFFERSON, Feb. 18.—A robber, with the assistance of a shovel, pried open the window on the veranda of the home of Henry ITaag, making his entrance, and went to the second lloor. J, S. Kinnan, a cousin of Mr. llaag, was in the first room into which he entered. He took a pocketbook from him containing over $100. Kinnan at once woke up and said: "Who is that?" and the reply was: "Shut up, or I will blow you full of bullets." A tussel then began, and Mr. Haag appeared with a revolver and fired, but missed. The robber carried no weapon und he was at once put under arrest. He gives his name as John Brown. A nig Brewery for Sioux City. DES MOINES, Fob. 20.—A $300,000 company has filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of state, with the declared object of erecting and operating a brewery at Sioux City. The company will build tho first'big brewery in the state under the new manufacturing law, provided, the necessary concessions can be received, from the citizens, as required by the manufacturing law, and of this there is no doubt. Tells of an Old Crime. JJUBUNGTON, Feb. 17. — Charles Licht has confessed to Chief of Police Greiner that in November, 188'.), he shot and killed Charles Monk, a German quarryman living alone in a rude cabin on the premises of J, Fritz, about a mile north of West Burlington. Suspicion has attached to young Licht from the time of the murder to the present, but it was always impossible to find incriminating evidence. Smallpox tit Exlra. ATLANTIC, Feb. 18. — There are two cases of smallpox at Exira, which were carried there by persons who had been exposed at the neighboring town of Anbubon, Five families are quarantined, and scores of people have been indirectly exposed. Much bitter feeling is prevalent as parties exposed to the disease circulated freely among •the citizens, uselessly exposing others. Gen oral Lincoln Discharged, WA^HIHOTON, Feb. 17. — Among the name's' pf brigadier generals honorably discharged by the war department, ap- peavV that of James Hush Lincoln, of , Iowa. __ • • Child llurueil to Peiith. Feb. 14. — The a-y ear-old of George Jones was burned to death here. While its mother was out doprs the child's clothing caught fire ijj some manner ami it was so badly burned that it lived only seven hours afterwards^ _ livery ouil Wpruts Jturued. Feb, J4.—The new stable recently erected for Tom Con Jin wa>» burned. About twenty horses perished, among them five horses be- .Jftpgipff to IpcaJ physjcians. The loss if 4 MARE NO CHAftOE. RfctH-oftd Cottt!ftl*»loH«*B Sftf Cltftrfi;** oi DHerlmlnBtlon Are Not ProTcd. bus MoiSES, Feb. 17.—'Jtlie hoard oi railroad commissioners has decided not to disturb the present coal rates in Iowa. The decision irt made as a result of the hearing before the board several weeks ago, which was called as a result of a resolution passed by the last legislature and calling for an investigation of the state rates on soft coal in Iowa, to see whether there was any discrimination against Iowa dealers in favor of Illinois dealers. In its opinion the board decides that, inasmuch as all the testimony offered at the hearing disproves the statements contained in the preamble to the resolution introduced by Representative Porter at the late session of the legislature, the commissioners decline to disturb the present coal rates. MURDER AT MASON CITY. .Tame.* Ellison Faintly Stunned by Jj. K. Hone. MASON Crrr, Feb. 20.—-James Ellison, a farmer, was stabbed to death by L. E. Bone, a (1 reman. Ellison lived about an hour. Jtonc went to a hardware store, bought a. live-inch-bladc butcherknifc. met Ellison and plunged it into the back of his neck, the blade's point reaching 1 the lobe of the lung, lionc ran intoa lumberyard. A friend got him a team and he escaped. The sheriff and a number of deputies at once started in hot chase. A warm reception is probable," KepiiWIcun Committee MeotB Mnrett 2- DmiUQUK, Feb. 30.—C. T. Hancock, chairman of the republican state committee, has issued a. call for a meeting at Des IMoincs, March "., to determine the date and place for the next state convention. Sioux City. DCS Moines, Council Bluffs, Dubuque and-Davenport want it. IOWA (iONDICNNICI). Company B, of the Fiftieth regiment, J. N. G., was mustered in at Davenport with thirty-eight men, all of whom were in the volunteer service, and by unanimous voto they elected their former captain, T. 0. Daixell, to command them. J. M. McManus was elected first lieutenant and D. E. Middleton second lieutenant. Frank Bailey, a bnikeman from Fort Dodge on the Illinois Central, was thrown from a moving freightjjtrain west of Alta a few days ago and died from his injuries, surviving only a short time. Bailey was trying to open a trap door in the top of a stock car, when n loose joint was struck and tho brakemim was hurled to his death. .Passenger train, No. fi, northbound, on the Great Western, was wrecked at Dyersville, rtnd Engineer Ben Snyder, of Oelwein, and Fireman Eslinger were both badly scalded and otherwise injured. The wreck was caused by a freight train engine failing to get into the clear on the passing track in time for the pasaenger train. Washington advices say the sentence, of E. R. Causett, formerly president of the First National bank of Pella, has been commuted to four years and six months by President McKinley. By the terms of the commutemeiit Cassett will be released on January ir>, 1900. Cassett wae convicted of embezzlement and was sentenced to nine years' imprisonment. A distressing accident at Clinton recently resvilted in tho death of the 15- months-old child of Albert Hubner. A few minutes before noon Mrs. Hubiior left two children, a bey aged I) years and a baby 15 months, at home and went to Lamb's mills with her husband's dinner. The boy, in attempting to put wood in the stove, set fire to his clothes. The neighbors noticed tho fire and an alarm was turned in. When the fire department arrived tho door was broken down and the flre-j men entered the burning room, where the child was being roasted alive. The firemen groped around in thq blinding smoke and found the couch on which the child was lying and carried it with the lifeless babe to the open air. The little one was burned, to a crisp and was unrecognizable when the mother reached home. The. boy who caused the fire was in the same room, but not injured. Des Moines dispatch: Tho question of whether or not Iowa shall join in the movement to make an Indian corn exhibit at the Paris exposition isbeing extensively discussed in the state. Governor Shaw has sent out a letter of inquiry to several hundred leading men, members of the legislature and others, asking their advice as to what ,he should do in the premises. The replies are unexpectedly unanimous in the opinion that Iowa, as one of the chief corn producing slates, should join in the movement to the best of her ability. As the legislature .does not meet until next year, it would be too late to make any preparation then for tho Paris exposition. The governor has sent out these inquiries to learn the sentiment in tho state, and •vhether or not he would be warranted in calling an extra session ol the legislature to provide means foi the proposed maize exhibit. A northbound freight train on the .Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern road crashed into a southbound freight at Ely u few nights ago. Th" northbound trdin was running thirty- five m'\\es aw hour, and tho two locomotives are complete wrecks. Five box cars, on tho two trains, were wise reduced to kjndling wood, the con tents being spattered in every direction, liert Majors, of Cectar Kapids brakenjftn, on the northbound train who was standing on top of the carp near the fteftd end. was knocked between » wupie of ears and crushed to ft Jelly, ALL OVER THE WORLD PRESIDENT FAURE IS DEAD. Expired From Apoplexy After Three Hours' Jllnens. PARIS, Feb. 17.—M. Felix Faure, president of the republic of France, died of apoplexy at 10 o'clock last night, after an illness of three hours. It has been known for some time that his heart was weak, but the first intimation that he was sick was given at 6:30 o'clock in the afternoon, \vhen a message was dispatched to the premier. M. Dupuy, announcing that the president was ill. M. Dupuy immediately repaired to the Elysee. All medical efforts proved futile, and the president died on the stroke of 10. Francois Felix Faure, sixth president of the third republic of France, was born January 20, 1841, in Paris, and was the son of a cabinet-maker. He be- successively president of the Havre chamber of commerce, deputy mayor of Havre, a member of parliament, under secretary of state for the colonies, min'ster of marine and vice president of the chamber of deputies. He was elected president on the retirement of Casimir-I'crier, who resigned on .lanuary 10, 1SO">. ILOILO IS IN OUR HANDS. Cnptured Without American TjO8R After n Jlomlmrftinent. MANU,A,Feb. 14.—The United States gunboat Petrel has arrived with dispatches from Brigadier General M. P. Miller to Major General Otis, announcing that Jloilo had been taken by the combined military ami naval forces on Saturday morning. General Miller, on receipt of his instructions from Manila, sent native commissioners ashore from the United States transport St. Paul with a communication for the rebel governor of Hollo, calling upon him to surrender within a stated time and warning him not to make a demonstration in the interval. The rebels 'mmediatcly moved their guns and prepared to defend their position. .Thereupon, the Petrel fired two waning guns, the rebels immediately opening fire on her. The Petrel and the Baltimore then bombarded .the town, which the rebels, having set on fire, immediately evacuated. American ;roops were promptly landed and extinguished the fires in all cases of foreign property, but not before considerable damage had been done. It is believed that the enemy's loss during ihe bombardment was heavy, but no American casualties are reported. TESTS OF ARMY CANNED BEEF No Trace of CIiemlctilH lit the Samples Examined. CHICAGO, Feb. 10.—Samples of the canned beef American soldiers in Porto Itico and Cuba said was unfit for food liavo been tested chemically and analyzed with respect to fitness for food by expert chemists employed by the Chicago Tribune. The result of these analyses shows that in the cans submitted there was no trace of either boric or salicylic acid or any other chemical preparation in tho meat, aside from salt, and that tho high temperatures of tho Cuban climate in all probability accounted for its apparent unfitness for food when opened by tho soldiers. FOOD DEAR IN MANILA. Meat 81 it Vonml and KSTKS Cost 1O Cents ICiieh in the City. MANILA, Feb. 20.—Prices of provisions here, have been trebled. Mca,t is selling at SI a pound, and eggs are 10 cents each. No native foods are obtainable. No foodstuffs are entering the city from beyond the American lines, but there is no danger of a famine, as quantities of provisions are being imported from Hong Ifong, Singapore and Australia. To I'ay Spitin'H $UO,OOO,OOO. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—Two bills have been introduced in the house to pay Spain 8:70,000,000 provided for in the Paris treaty. One by Representative Cannon is in the terms of provisions of the paragraph which was eliminated from the sundry civil appropriation bill. The other was introduced by Representative Gillette, of Massachusetts, and in addition to the appropriation contains a second section substantially in the ^language of the McEnery resolution, passed by the senate. The third section is the same as the Bacon resolution offered as an amendment to the McEnery resolution and which was defeated by n tie vote in the senate, Standard OH Company Confesses Crime. CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 10.—Secretary Squire, of the Standard Oil Company, refused to produce the books of the company before Master Commissioner Briusmade, on the ground that they are demanded in an action against the company for contempt of court, which demand is unreasonable search and seizure; that the books disclosed the facts which tend to prove that both the company and himself are guilty of a criminal offense under the Ohio statutes. The commissioner declined to commit Squire to jail for contempt, but said ho would certify the facts to the supreme court. Wanted Him n.iraolf, "They say she married a man who is old enougrh to be her father," "Then perhaps that is why her mother, who is still a pretty lively widow, was BO strongly opposed to the match." THE WAR INQUIRY REPORT. Conclusions fcfeaelifca by the Commission •WhJcli InventlRBtetl 'Vfrftr Bepartmfctit. Washington dispatch: The report of the war investigating commission has be«n made public. In brief the findings of the board are as follows: No chemicals used in preparing re« fritrerated beef for the use of theariny. General Miles derelict of duty iol failure promptly to report Dr. Daly'i charge that army beef had been chem,- ically treated. President ehould have authority t< select his own general in chief. No corruption in the war depart) ment in the purchase of supplies oi the letting of any kind of contract. General administration of the war department lacking in that complete grasp of the situation necessary to tho highest efficiency and discipline. Almost inexcusable lack of executiva ability in the handling of trains at Tampa. Quartermaster general's department to blame for the insufficient transportation facilities from Tampa to Cuba. Errors of the medical department those of omission rather than of commission, it being pointed out that there were unusually few deaths among thq wounded and sick. Lack of ample and efficient nursing force during May, June and July duo to •failure to recognize the value oi women in that sphere of usefulness. Work in Adjutant General Corbin's department highly commended. Inspector General Breckinridge not us efficient us he should have been, n clash in authority between him and Secretary Alger being cited. Water supply at Camp Thomas unsatisfactory, sanitation bad, and practically all conditions at Chickamauga condemned- Camp at Miami, Fin., unsuitable in nil respects, although highly recommended by General Miles. Camp Alger abandoned "none too soon." Charges in regard to conditions at Camp Wikofli greatly exaggerated— "intentionally so" in some cases—but time for its preparation for reception of invalid troops too short. M. LOUBliT IS PRESIDENT. CNhasen by the French. General Asneiiil>ly. PAKIS, Feb. 20.—M. Loubet was on Saturday elected president of France. He received 483 votes, while 279 were cast for M. Meline. The national assembly met at Verseilles and the voting was without special interest, except a,t one time M. Derouldo mounted the tribune and persisted in speaking even after President Loubet of the senate had ordered him to desist. Ho was forcibly removed. When President Loubet reached Paris from Verseilles there was a characteristic Parisian demonstration. The crowd which assembled about M. Deroulde shouted opprobious epithets at Loubet and demanded that he resign. Repeated references were, made to the Panama canal scandal. Quiet was finally restored. M. Loubet was born. December 31, 1838. He was successively a. member of the senate, secretai-y of public works, prime minister, and president of the senate, holdin'g the latter position when elected to the presidency. WILL OVERLOOK NOTHING. Demoralized. "I can't see what could have dome of that canned goods to turn out so badly, 11 said an army contractor. "Neither do I" apvwerecl his partr ner, "unless jt •vyus tlje language some pf those officers may have used, ift its presence,' 1 Dominion to Uo JOxtended Over Entire IMiillpplneH. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—The administration has determined to rapidly flxtend tho jurisdiction of the United States over the whole of the Philippine group, acting on tho theory that delay is dangerous: that anarchy and general paralysis of such interests as the islands support will be brought about through a failure to promptly replace Spanish sovereignty over the islands by that of the United States. This decision involves the necessity of a naval campaign, and this will be instituted as soon as Dewey receives reinforcements in the shape of gun boats now on the way to Manila. Many Arrests in 1'aris. PAKIS, Feb. 20.—In the course of tho rioting Saturday night over the election to the presidency of M. Loubet forty-six persons were injured, includ ing fourteen policemen. One journalist received a blow on the head with a loaded stick and was so badly in jured that he was removed to a hospi tal, where he now lies in a serioun condition. Two hundred arrests worn made, and 142 of those taken into custody are still at the station houses, being held on charges of carrying con cealed weapons. niusvrr.ps.s. Advices from FlorSfla say the coldest weather ever know-a has just passed over the northern vairt of Florida. All «/ fruit and vegetables in tho vicinity o| Jacksonville we$b killed. Through out Georgia efjny vegetables wera killed and peafjaes and other fruits almost entiiel'Jflestroyed. London clisjjrtch: A London papei commenting jsn the war investigating commission asport says: "We are not surprised raTat the American public greets it wach derision. PresidentMc- Itinley's IflR'alty to Secretary Alger if natural rind even commendable, but il the UniJwU States is to have able tvd» ministyjKors, it is absolutely essential that tj|»se men at its head should be above suspicion, If the taint of politics is once fastened upon the new colonial administration, our hopes ol its future must be considered dashed. The British tank steamer Weehaw- kcn, Captain Casey, from Philadelphia for Hull, arrived at the Azore Islands, with twenty-five passengers from the Hamburg^Araerican liner , Bulgaria, captain Schmidt, from New York, for Hamburg. The Weehawken reports the Bulgaria drifting helpless 800 miles from the Azores with sixtyrfoiir passengers on boarci, who could not be rescued because of; heavy weather. Nothing is known as to the fate of the other passengers. Advices from Samoa under date Of February 8, say that anarchy anc rebellion still prevail. The provisional go,vernraen.t persists in interfering with, British subjects. M'KINLEY AND F-HlLIPPINES. HI* Policy In a Speech At ft Banquet In Boston. BOSTON, Feb. 18.—President McKinley ( for the first time since Dewey's victory at Manila, has made public declaration of what has been and is ;he policy of the administration regarding the Philippines. This public declaration was made by him at the Banquet of the Home Market Club, at which he was the guest of honor. He jioclaimed it to be his duty, as the chief executive of the nation, to )ossess and hold the Philippines .until congress shall direct otherwise. He also stated that at no time did one vord or line go from him either to Manila or the American peace commissioners which did not place as the first consideration the welfare and ,he rights of the Filipinos. Follow- ng are extracts from his address: "There was but one alternative, and iat was either Spain or the United States in the Philippines." "Ourconcern was not for territory or trade or em'pire, but for the people vhosc interests a.nd destiny, without our willing it, had been put into our lands." "No imperial designs lurk in tho American mind. They are alien to Ai: -ricn.n sentiment, thought and purpose. Our priceless principlesundergo 10 change under a tropical_sun." THE LINES EXTENDED. Amcrlonns Advance From Hollo, Killing Many IfillplnoH. MANILA, Feb. Id.—Colonel Potter ar- •ived from lloilo with dispatches from General Miller to General Otis. Celar's battalion of the Fifteenth in- antry, with Ilotchkiss and Gatling funs, inarched toward Jaro. Half vay there, they encountered a large jody ot the enemy, • occupying both sides of the road, who opened n severe ind well directed fire. The Ameri- jans replied with a number of volleys, dvancing steadily, and drove the enemy through Jaro into the open jountry beyond. All portable proper- y has been removed. Only a few Chinese are there. Four privates were vounded. The rebel loss was severe. MANILA, Feb. 10, 3i3. r > p. m.—A large jody of the enemy, presumably re- connoiteriug, was discovered on. the ight of Brigadier General King's position near San Pedro Macati,ithismorn- ng. The entire brigade turned out, and, after an exchange of volleys, the •ebels retreated into the jungle and lisappeared. MANILA, Feb. 17.—Since the American line has reached the natural de- 'enses of Manila they have made no lurther advances, and the troops are now encamped along the line. Many places have been temporarily en- benched. FILIPINOS CONCENTRATING. Indication!) Tlmt They Will Make Another Stand Near ]\TaniJa. MANILA, Feb. 20. — The heat is very oppressive. The troops, especially ihose compelled to work in the open field, have been affected. It will probably be warmer from now on until the rainy season. The rebels are concentrating south of Pasig river, in front of General Ovenshine's lines, on the right. The country in the vicinity is particularly thick, with a jungle exi lending for mi 1 es. Tho scouts report that the rebels are apparently coming from the Lagunaand Cavitu provinces. Tho Americans are strongly entrenched from the beach to Pasig. For Release of Spanish PrisonerB, Fob. 18. — it has been decided to liberate the Filipinos who have been deported to the Caroline and Ladrone islands, in order to influence the Filipinos to release the Spaniards they hold prisoners. Spain Would Sell Inlands. LONDON, Feb. 18. — Tho Madrid correspondent of tho Daily Chronicle says that the cabinet has decided to consider "the best manner of selling the Caroline and Marianne islands." All Will he Court Martialed. MADinn, Feb. 17. — All the surviving captains of the Spanish warships destroyed off Santiago, Cuba, and in Manila bay by the American fleets will bo court-martiaU'd. Trade Markg. DBS MOIXKS, Feb. 14. — in the case of Noel vs. Ellis for the infringement of tho trade-mark "Vito>Orc," as applied to a medicinal preparation, it was deluded by Judge Woolson. at Des Monies, January 6, 18!)0, as follows: Tho words '-Vitalizing Ore" arc so similar in sound, if not in appearance, to the words "VitOB-Oro" as to bo calculated to mislead and deceive tho public and intending jinrcli users, and injunction granted for infringement by tho defendant of tho trade-mark "Vitsj-Orp." Asa matter of fact nearly all successful manufacturers of machinery and other useful products are protected by patents, if not for novelty of invention then by moans of adopted trade- murks. The advantage of registering and securing a patent for a trade-mark is that it becomes personal property that can be sold and assigned or licenses granted by virtue thereof, same us for patented inventions in order to derive royalty or revenue from tho use thereof in distinguishing, advertising and selling products protected thereby from unlawful competition. Consultation and advice about securing patents for inventions and trademarks, designs and labels, free. THOMAS G. OHWIQ &, Co. Iowa Tho Suiokolesg Variety. Waggles — Tins war has shown that powder should bo unlike a child. Juggles — What in the world do you moan? Waggles — It should be heard but not Been. Excuse. Jones (to Brown)—I say, old fellow, i saw you last night, afterth.at dinner. Your legs wero uncowmpialy unsteady. Brown—-No, dear boy; legs were right enough. It was my trousers that were 60 "tight," FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS* SENATE. Washington, Fob. 13.— The senate passed the bill creating thcoificeof admiral Of the navy It is understood that if the bill . passes the house the president will appoint to the position Rear Admiral Dewey. A wrangle occurred over an agreement; to vote on MIR McEnery Philippine resolution Tuesday, Plntt. of Connecticut, and others Baying that snap judgment had been taken, tho others denying this. Thp asrricnltnral appropriation bill was passed. nonsfc. The sundry civil bill was under consideration, fifty-nine pages having been completed when the house adjourned. SENATE. Washington, Fob. 14.— In accordance with the agreement for a vote on tho McEnery resolution, the senate to-day considered the resolution and an amendment by Bacon. Tho resolution, which follows, was adopted by a vote of 'M to 3d. "That, by ratification of tho treaty of peace with'S pain it, is not intended to incorporate the inhabitants of the Philippine islands into citizenship of the United States, nor is it intended permanently to annex the islands as an •integral part 'of • the territory of tho United States ; but it is the intention of tho United States to establish on said islands a government suitable to the wants and conditions oC the in- . habitants of said islands, prepare th'emfor local self -government', and in duo time make such disposition of said islands as will best promote tho interests oC tho citi- xens.of the United States and tho inhabitants of said islands." The following amendment, by Bacon, v/as defeated. Tho voto was a tie — 'M i'o 29 — and Vice-President Hobiirt cast the. deciding vote against tho amendment. "That the United States hereby disclaim any disposition or intention to exercise permanent sovereignty, jurisdiction • or control over sit id islands, and assert their determination whon a stablo and independent government shall have boon croctid there, entitled in tlio judgment of tho United States to recognition as such, to transfer to said government, upon terms which shall bo reasonable and just, all rights, secured under the Mission by Spain, and io thereupon leave the government and the-- control'of tho islands to their people." . 1IOCSB. The house again took up the sundry civil appropriation bill. Hepburn ofCerecl as anr amendment the Nicaragua canal bill reported by his committee. Cannon, chairman of tho commiUcu on appropriations, offered four points of ordor against it, and discussion of thcso points took up the re-. maindor of the session 81SNA.TI5. Washington, Feb. 15.— A bill passed thanking Helen Gould for services during the war with Spain, providing u gold modal (' r her. Tho postofllco appropriation bill wns reported and will be called up to-morrow. Gear's bill passed for tho admission of Osborn W. Duignan, 0110 of tho Morrimac heroes, to tho naval academy. 1IODSH Tho house settled tho fato of tho Nicaragua canal bill in this congress by refusing to override tho decision of tho chairman in committee of the whole, when the chair held that tho canal bill offered as an amendment by Hepburn to tho sundry civil bill was out of ordor. Tho chair was sustained by a vote of 127 to 109. SEXATE. Washington, Feb. 10.— A resolution authorizing tho secretary of tho navy to pay certain workmen and mechanics at the United States navy yard 50 per cent additional for work in excess of eight hours nor diem was adopted. Tho military academy appropriation bill passed without debate and consideration oC tho naval personnel bill was begun. Hawlcy, of Connecticut, reported tho army reorganization bill, anil made a statement as to tho necessity of passing it very soon. Cookrell, of Missouri, made a statement for tho democrats of tho military affairs committee, criticising tho bill, and presenting tho counter proposition of the democrats. HOUSE. During the consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill, tho paragraph carrying the appropriation of $20,003, 000 for payment to Spain under tho terms of the neuuo treaty was stricken out upon a point of order inado by "Wheeler, a Kentucky democrat, his point being that tho paragraph was obnoxious to rule 21, invoked against the Nicaragua canal amendment. Tho point was sustained. Williams, dom., of Mississippi, appealed from tho decision of tho chair, anc 7 tho chair was sustained. After the bill had been completed nud re"ported to the house Hepburn moved to recommit it with instructions to. report it back with tho canal bill incorporated in it. Tho motion was declared out of order, and on appeal a quorum failed to appear •VdjourneJ. SKXATK. Washington, Feb. 17. — Tho senate to-day adopted a resolution instructing tho vice- IH-esident of the United States as president of tho senate to express to the government and the people of France the sympathy of tho senate in tho bereavement that has fallen upon tho French republic in tho death of President Fa-tire. Tho naval personnel bill, after several hours' debate, was passed. HOUSE. The house finally passed tho sundry civil appropriation bill, to which it has devoted over a week. No important amendment had boon adopted. Tho speaker's ruling iipou .tho motion to rccommitt tho bill with instructions to incorporate it in tho Nicaragua canal amendment, was sustained, 155 to UO. Tho naval appropriation bill was taken up and over Lalf tho bill was completed during- the remainder of tho day. SK.VATB. Washington. Fob. 18.— The senate spent most of tho day on the postoffleo appropriation bill, but failed to complete it. HOL'SH Tho house spent two hours upon tho naval appropriation bill without ruakiue uuy progress. THIRTY WERE KILLED. Railroad Wreck Near Brussels Ucrauso ol H Heavy Fog. UUUSSEI.S, Feb. 20. —An express Grain from Calais, carrying passengers from London, collided with a train at a standstill, at Forest, near Brussels Thirty passengers were killed and lifty injured. It is said that, owing to a fojr, the engineer did not see the signals. The collision was appallino- The express locomotive mounted on top of the last carriages of the other train, which were filled with pusscii- gers. These cars wero smashed t9 pieces. She—You used to say my slightest wish should be .your law. lie—That's all right, but you are -fivwa to indulg- inff in big wishes, which, you know arft quite another thing. ' &proe people seein to yearn toalwavs ' pear gloomy. '.•••' To be prepared for emergencies many of the European momirehs have largo (roe-ants of money on deposit in the Kank of England. Napoleon HJ when he saw that his star was on the wane, contrived to send a vast sum to England's great bank. This denosit Mis enabled Empress KujrU o &Tfvo in becommg dignity und luxury. '