The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, April 29, 1896, Image 1
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Allentown, Pa., April 28. -The Dem ocrats are in possession of Allentown tonight. The city is alive with march ing clubs and the decorations are sumptuous. The state convention, which will be called to order at noon tomorrow in Music hail will start' the presidential boom of ex-Governor Rob ert K. Pattison, and a strong endorse ment will be given the man who has twice been elected as the chief execu tive of Pennsylvania. The executive committee of the state Democratic committee met this after noon and decided upon William H. Giv en, of Columbia, Lancaster county, for temporary chairman of the convention. Mr. Given Is a lawyer, editor and busi ness manager of Columbia, he biting editor of the Columbia Weekly Herald. The secretaries will be George H. Hoff man, of Philadelphia; W. J. Kountz. Allegheny; P. 8. Cotter, McKean, and P. C. Shearln. Crawford. The slate tor congressmeu-at-large nominees so far as agreed upon, names Smedley 1. Garrett, of Delaware county, ' and James M. Rraden. of Washington coun ty. The delegutes at large to the na tional convention will probably be Na tional Chairman William F. Harrity, of Philadelphia; Charles A. Pagan. Al legheny; State Senator o. Henry focn ran. Wllltamsport; John 8. Rilling. Erie; John T. Lenahan, Luzerne, and llenjamln F. Meyers. Hnrrlsburg. The eighth delegates may be either Dr. John Todd, of Montgomery, or A. M. Hold ing, of Chester. The presidential elector at large will be William M. Slngerly, of Philadel phia; James Denton Hancock, Venan go; George W. Guthrie, Allegheny, and Thomas Collins, Center. The district electors have not yet all been agreed upon, for the reason that a number of the delegations will not caucus tomor row morning. The names of Dwight M. Lowrey, of Philadelphia; John M. Gar man, Luzerne, and Robert E. James, Northampton, are mentioned In con nection with the permanent chairman ship of the convention. A large parade took place tonight and the streets wore ablaze with fireworks. Two thousand men were in line and Lieutenant Colonel F. C. O'Neill was chief marshal. The members of the state committee and the local reception committee rode in open carriages. RECEPTION TO HARRITV. National Chairman HarYlty was giv en a reception at the Hotel Allen after the parade by the William F. Harrity club of South Bethlehem. The recep tion continued for two hours and Har rity shook the hands of hundreds of persons. A special, uispatcn to me rnuaaei- phia Record says: The selection of fifty- six delegates to tne national conven tion from the twenty-eignt congres sional districts, as announced by the different delegations, and which will be ratified by the convention, are as fol lows: First district (Philadelphia) Geo. W. Gibbons and John J. Curley: Sec ond (Philadelphia). Charles E. Ingersoll and Louis J. McGrath; Third (Philadel phia). Peter Monro? and Matthew Dltt- man: lourtn ( t'nuadeipnia;, -i nomas Delahunty and Gustave A. Muller; Fifth (Philadelphia), Edward r . Den nis and John Taylor; Sixth, Frank E. Hnusc, Chester, and Fiank H. Rhoades, Delaware; seventn, Kdwara . Kane, Montgomery, and Paul Appslbach, Bucks; Eighth. Howard Muteh'.er, Northampton, and either Francis Shar key, of Carbon, or John B. utorm, or Monroe: Ninth, W. Oscar Miller, of link?, and either Sureilnte nrtent of ti e Mint Kretz or William H. Shaffner, also of Herks; Tenth. Horace L. Haldeman and Richard M. Rellly, MarUtta: Elev enth, Postmaster Frank M. VandlU'B and John K. Roche.both of 8eranton; Twelfth, John M. Garman and Elliott P. Klsner, of Luzerne; Thirteenth. James Ellis and William A. Mann, of Schuylkill: Fourteenth. K. P. Light. Lebanon, and John K. Royal, Dauphin; Fifteenth, not announced; Sixteenth, John O. Reardon, Lycoming, and Will- lam Dent, Tioga: Hevenieentn, urani Herring. Columbia, and J. Kllnger, Northumberland; Eighteenth, Jay O. Welser. Snyder, and either Mr. Petri- ken, of Huntingdon, or Mr. Sweeney, of Franklin: Nineteenth, Jere carl or Harry Gltt, of York, and either A. Urady, of Adams, or ex-Congressman Frank Beltzhoover, of Cumberland: Twentieth. County Chairman George W. Rhine. Blair, and ex-Sheriff Joseph. Gray. Cambria; Twenty-first. John H. Keenan, Westmoreland, and W. K. Stoneback, Indiana: Twenty-second (Pittsburg), George 8. Fleming and Ed- wln Frauenholm; Twenty-tlilrd (Allu ehenv). Hay Walker, Jr., and Samuel W. Black; Twenty-fourth, Frank Thompson. Allegheny, and A. F. 811 vlus. Green; Twenty-fifth, Robert 8. Ritchie. Heaver, and Robert Markham, Butler; Twenty-sixth, Frank E. Mc Lane. Krle. and William H. Gaskill, Crawford; Twenty-seventh, not an nounced; Twenty-eighth, Matt Savage, Clearfield, and J. K. P. Hall, Elk. MR. FAHEY LEADS THE ANTIS. The only contests to be settled by the committee on credentials affecting the choice of District National delegates are In the Nineteenth and Twenty fourth districts. Eight of the nine del egates to the convention from Lacka wanna county are contested. The Har rity delegates who were elected by the legislative districts are headed by Postmaster Vandllng, of Scranton, and the "antls" are headed by ex-Sheriff Faliey. of the county committee. Ex Senator McDonald will appear before the credentials committee on behalf of the Harrity delegates. The contest caused In the Nineteenth district by the York trouble will re sult In sending to the national conven tion cither Jere Carl, of York, and ex Congressman Beltahoover, of Cumber land (Harrity men), or Harry Gitt, of York, and A. Brady, of Adams,, who are said to also be for Pattlson. The platform will declare unequivo cally for a gold standard of the cur rency, the retirement of all treasury notes and all evidence of government obligations and for the redemption in gold of every form of government notes; for the subsidiary coin and for the rigid maintenance of the gold stand ard. It will declare for government taxation for revenue purposes only by customs and excise tax and against every form of protection and favorit ism. The maintenance of friendly rela tions with all foreign countries and en tangling alliances with none, as pro claimed and expounded by Jefferson and Monroe will be insisted upon. The platfqrm will strongly denounce the list Republican state legislature for Its failure to economise In expenditures and to equalize taxation;' for its crea tion of sufierfluoua and unnecessary of fices In order to pension political fa vorites; for its refusal and failure to make apportionments, to enforce the constitution and to administer the state treasury. It will also Instruct the del-egatcs-at-large to vote for and use all honorable means to secure the presi dential nomination of Hon. Robert E. Pattlson. . It was announced late tonight that Dwight M. LowTey, or Philadelphia, will be permanent chairman of the con vention. The remaining two nominees for deiegates-at-large will not be de cided upon until tomorrow morning. TRIAL OF JACKSON. Forging the Links of Evidence 4 boat the Murderer of Pearl Brvaa-Iuterettlag Letters Produced. Cincinnati. Ohio, April 28. At the Jackson trial In Newport this morning, the colored coachman Jackson was called to the witness stand, but ho failed to respond to his name. While an officer went In search of him the time was taen up In reading Jackson's letters to Pearl liryan at various times last year. One of the letters was from Jackson to Dr. Gillespie, at Green Castle. These letters were handed to the court by Attorney Hayes, of Green Castle, who has been assisting in the prosecution. The one written to Pearl were presumably furnished by the dead girl's relatives. They clearly showed how Jackson could assume when the occasion required, the air of a young man of a religious turn of mind. The letter to Dr. Gillespie Is considered highly Important from the fact that It was written on Jan. 31, of this year, the day before the headless body was found. In it Jackson cautions Gilles pie to stick to him. The first witness was Ed H. Anthony, a newspaper re porter, who described the finding of Jackson's coat in a sewer on John street wrapped In a newspaper. Witness said the newspaper bore date of Jan. 0, 1896. This is at variance with the testimony of Detective Wltte, who stated that the newspaper was dated Feb. 9. Anthony also testified to various In terviews with the accused. Detective Wltte was recalled and amended his testimony as to the date of the news paper in which Jackson's coat was found In the sewer. He said he meant to say It bore the date of the Sunday before the arrest instead of the Sunday after the arrest. At the afternoon session Chester Mul len testified that Walling hired his Rockaway coue and gray house on Friday afternoon. Jan. HI. He did not rc-tuin with the rig until 4 o'clock Sat urday morning. THE COACHMAN'S STORY. George Jackson, the coachman, who claims tr have driven Jackson and Walling to the scene of the murder was the next witness. He said: "About 11.30 on Friday night, as I was walking uiong George street, near Elm, a white man slopped me and asked me If I wanted to make $5. I asked him what he wanted me to do. He said: 'Driv ing about a square beyond the New port bridge.' 1 told bl m that I would take the job. He then said he had a sick I'Milent he wanted to take over. The man .'eft mc and went up Elm street. I waited about half an hour when the cuirlage drove up. I drove down - Elm street to Third, then to Broadway- and thence to the Newport bridge. Jurt then the man who hired me got ti beside me to direct the way. We went two squares and then he said 'turn to the left.' We went three squares and then zig-zag all the way. I heard a noise in the back of the carriage like a v.unian suffering with toothache. I did not like the Job and told the man bo. I put my foot down to get out of thy carriage, when the man pulled out an Pgly looking revolver and threat ened to shoot me. I drove on and Just as wo reached the bridge I heard the mean again. We went on to where sev eral roads met. Half way down the hi'l the man in the back said there wan where we wanted to stop and I checked up." "Who was the man on the seat with you?" "Alonzo Walling." "And the man In the back?" "I ha.ve since learned his name. It was Scott Jackson.'1 "The man in the back of the carriage carried the woman out and the man in front ran round and got on the other side of the lady. They helped her along and told me to drive off. I looked back and the last I saw of them was as they were getting over the fence. I drove to the end of the hill. I heard a peculiar noise after I had waited about fifteen mlnuteH I expect not that long and then I started for home afoot." Jackson was put through a rigid cross-examination, which failed to elicit anything new. ILLINOIS CONVENTION. Lively Strugglo Before tho .Vitelline and tho Mekinlevitca. Springfield. III., April 2S.-On the eve of .what will be the largest and what promises to be the stormiest state con vention In the history of the Republi cans of Illinois, the situation Is decid edly chaotic. It has t een a day of fine work rather than excitement and noisy enthusiasm with the outsldara, and- while the McKlnley element claims not only to have held its own but to have secured sufficient pledges to make tho victory certain, the opposition Is ap parently more confident and certainly more defiant than twenty-four hours ago. The bringing of Senator Culiom from Washington is conceded by both sides to have been a master stroke on the part of the state managers. The senior senator has held forth at his headquar ters with scarcely an intermission for refreshments or conference since nn early hour this morning, and hundreds of county delegates have been piloted to his immediate neighborhood by his active lieutenants. ADVANCE IN COAL. Heading, Lackawanna and l.elilgh In crease Prices 2.1 Cents a Ton. New York, April 28. Circulars Issued today by the Reading, the Lackawanna and the Lehigh Valley companies, gave the first intimation of an advance in the price of anthracite coat that will undoubtedly become general. Each coal producing company will make a general advance of 25 cents per ton, to take effect May 1. Following Is the new schedule: Grate, per ton, $3.50: egg, $3.75; chest nut, $3.75, and stove, $4. It Is expected that the circulars of the Pennsylvania, Delaware and Hud son, the Erie and other companies will be out tomorrow or Thursday. The ag gregate anthracite output for April will reach about 3.000,000 tons, which is about the same as April, 1895, although the output for April of last year, was, by agreement, restricted to 2,400,000. r.lond Burst nt Waterloo. Dubuque, Ia., April 28. A cloud burst at Raymond, east of Waterloo, at 2 ttcioca mi morning waxneu out tht track and derailed the Illlnoln Central fast limited train for Ohtcatto. Two pn.irh were overturned snd several pnrnengers injureu, iiquc, imwgj-rr, uungcroiiuiy, William Paul Hanged ,: Columbus. O.,. April 29.-Wllllam Paul 'was hanged In the state prh-on at 12.30 a. m. He claimed his innocence to the last snd met death bravely, His nerk was broken by the fall. Paul was hanged for inn murcier or nis iainer-in-iaw. OFFERS ANEW WAY GUT Olive Branch Tendered to Salisbury by President Cleveland. WANTS GENERAL ARBITRATION Gives the Britisher a Chance to Settle the Venezuela Question In a Mnn ner Not Humiliating to Ilia Pride. Chicago. April 28. Walter Wellman telegraphs from Washington to the Times-Herald: Lord Salisbury now has before him for his consideration an in formal proposition from President Cleveland of a treaty of general arbi tration of all matters In dispute be tween the United States and Great Britain, and of all disputes between either of these powers and any other power in which the good offices of the other government have been tendered. The meaning of this Is that the presi dent has offered to the British premier a general scheme of arbitration de signed to embrace the Venezuelan question, but without reference thereto by name, thus affording a method by which Lord Salisbury may easby reach a settlement of that vexing dispute without too directly humbling his pride. To this proposal made some time ago, after a series of fruitless negotiations along other linea, no reply has as yet ben ifcelved. This Is the present state of the Vene zuelan question as It Is learned from authoritative sources. No conclusion has betn reached, and on the other hand nothing has appeared to cause the vll:htest fear of other than amlcabio adjustment In the future. Borne prog ress has been made In the spirit with which the negotiations are conduefd. Though Lord Salisbury Is still ttuhborn there ui e signs of the coming of a more rotionn. view on his part, and the In tonated diplomats believe the prelimi nary though fruitless exchange of pro postln was IndlspenBlble to the subse quent success, which is now hoped for. MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. The fact that the president has pro posed a general arbitration treaty shows that the United States as well as Great Britain are disposed to mono concessions, and that a conclllatoiy pirit has characterized the negotia tions which have been In progress. No answer has yet been hade by Great Britain to Secretary Olney's proposi tion for a general arbitration schem. It may be said, however, that the nu thorltiesare scarcely expecting Its ac ceptance. It brings out tco broadly tho principles of the Monroe doctrine tJ incourage the belief that Lord Salis bury will accept it In the form pro posed. The last communication of Sec retary Olney embracing this proposi tion was delivered to Lord Salisbury about a week or ten days ago. Dis patches from London indicate that Lord Salisbury has rejected it, and the authorities here are therefore expect ing to have within a few days official notification to the same effect. But they. do not anticipate that Lord Salis bury's reply will put an end to further negotiations. On the contrji y.they are looking for some counter preposition which will be in the nature of a conces sion front the position previously taken by the English premier, and that the effect will be to bring the two countries nearer together In their efforts to reach the one general object which they both appear to have in view. COMMITTEE READY TO REPORT. The conclusions of the Venezuelan boundary committee will undoubtedly have an Important bearing on what ever derision may be reached between the two countries, whether an agree ment Is arrived at before the report Is made or not. Although the mrmbeis of the committee will not admit that any decision has been reached by the committee aa awhole, l am in a post tlon to reaffirm the statements made some time ago In these dispatches to the etfect thnt the president and Hecre tnry Olney are aware of the trend of opinion on the part of the commission ers and are thoroughly convinced that their final conclusions will In the main be adverse to Great Britain and In favor of Venezuela. In fact, an inti mation to that effect has already been given to the British foreign ofilte. It It hoped receipt ot this information will Induce a more conciliatory spirit en the part of lord Salisbury. The Vene zuelan commission has commanded n great deal of respect In England, and in other countries, and Lord Salisbury ia probably aware that public opinion, even In Great Britain, would not up hold a refusal to submit to arbitration a dispute in which a court of such high character had found against the Brit ish claims. In effect, the Venezuelan commission has already reached a con clusion unfavorable to Great Britain, and the British premier is now given his choice of agreeing to a general plan of arbitration be'ore that conclusion shall be made public. TRANSVAAL SITUATION. Prisoners Sentenced to Death for Treason Are Not Thought to Be la Any Great Dunccr. London, April 23. A report is circu lated and generally credited in the lob by of the house of commons that Co lonial Secretary Chamberlain advised the surrender of Colonel Rhodes and his comrades to the legal authorities of Pretoria, and also advised them to en ter a plea of guilty upon the assurance that the Pretoria authorities would treat them with leniency. The opposi tion are framing a series of questions to be propounded to the government with the object of forcing them to make revelations showing precisely what part the English government has played in the affair. The Globe in an article on the con demnation of Rhodes, Hammond and the others to death, says: "The news absorbs the entire Interest of the house of commons. The concensus of opin ion Is that the condemned men are in no real danger, but the feeling Is unani mous that in the event of the contrary there must be Instant war. It ' would bo impossible for even the present gov ernment to hold office for a day If any other course were taken." Pretoria, April 28.--Among the other members of the reform committee, who were sentenced today are four Ameri cans, Captain Mcin, chief engineer of the Robinson Gold Mining company; Victor B, Clement, assistant consulting engineer ot the Consolidated Gold Field Mining company; J. C. Curtis, a wealthy engineer, who la well known In New York, and a Mr. Lawley. They were each sentenced to pay a fine of $10,000, to undergo two years' Imprison ment, and then be banished from the Transvaal for three years. Ilooth-Tnokcr Arrosted. New York, April 28. Booth Tucker, thn present commander or tne salvation Army In the United States, was arrested tonight for wearing a disguise. Tucker had bften on a slumming trip among the Chinatown oiiiutn dens and Pan Tans aamea. Ma signed a station house ball bond for $300 anu men reiumea nm tour ay visiting some of the Bowery lodging houses. He will answer to the choree In eourt tomorrow. THE NEWS THIS HORNING. Weather ladlcatleas Tedayt Fair; Easterly te Southerly Wlad. I Cleveland Wants General Arbitration. Democratic Hosts Gather at Allen town. Mr. Hill Would Protect Americana, Philadelphia Traction Troubles. 3 Whitney's Weekly Budget. S (Local) Attorney Smith on Trial. 4 Editorial. How (Long Must Cuba Walt? 5 (Local) Anniversary of the Y. U. C. A. Hotel-Keeper's Skull Fractured. 6 Next Week's Methodist Conference. Scranton of Yesterday. 7 Suburban News. Market and Stock Reports. 8 (Sports) Scranton Downs the Cuban Giants. Make-up of Scranton Team Nearing Completion. National League Games and Standing. Greater New York. World of Business. 10 (Btory)-"The Red Night at Raglaia" ( II For and Airainst Women. Tin-Plate Trade of Wales. United States Is a Big Country. 12 News Up and Down the Valley. KILLED IN A FlfiHT. Johnnie MoGrath and Joseph Wallnskl Indulge in a Eaeounter Whleh Results In the Death of the Former. Speelal to the Scranton Tribune. Forest City. April 28. A very sad ac cident occurred here last evening, about 7.30, which resulted in the death of Johnnie McGrath. Together with a number ot other boys he was playing at what' In known among the smaller portion of the community as "Kick the Can." when a lad named Joseph Wal lnskl came along. The two engaged In a dispute and finally decided to go to a spot on Htggins alley. Just behind the Fleming house barn and "tight it out." The evidence brought out afterwards showed that young McGrath struck Wallnskl once on the forehead and Wallnskl hit McGrath on the chin. The urchins, ranging from 8 to 12 years of age, who were nearby, saw McGrath step back In a dazed manner, and then pitch partly forward and partly side ways, striking on the side of his head. He lay there without getting up and only groaned once or twice Immediately after he foil. At first the boys thought he was shamming but finally became alarmed and notified T. C. Manser, who hastened to the scene and found the boy dead. There were no marks on him save a few scratches on the side ot his face, where he had fallen. Mr. Manzer car ried him to his home on Main street and Dr. Dwyer was summoned. The physician found that the boy's neck had been broken and gave It as his opinion that death had been instant aneous. No one witnessed the accident except a number of the lad's small companions.. W. J. Maxey, justice of the peace, at once summoned the following Jury: W. H. Leek. W. J. Davis, M. J. Collins, John McDonald, J. D. Jones and Benja min Maxey. They viewed the body, heard the physician's testimony as to the cause of death and listened to the evidence of some of the boys who wero present at the time of young McGrath's death. They then adjourned until 8 o'clock yesterdny morning when they reassembled to hear further evidence. After getting all the Information pos sible the jury returned a verdict to tho effect "that the said John McGrath came to hlB death on the 27th day of April, 1S9G. at Forest City aforesaid, of a dislocated neck, sustained by a fall, during an altercation between said John McGrath and another boy, ono Joseph Wallnskl, and that the jury can not determine the cause of the fall from the evidence given, but that in the opin ion of the jury no blame can be at tached to sold Joseph Wallnskl." Young McGrath was a grandson of Daniel McGrath and was thirteen years of age. He was a bright and manly lit tle fellow and was well liked by his playmates. Wallnskl was about the same age and Is a Polander. Neither of the boys were of a quarrelsome disposi tion, but the result of their boyish difference Is sad to contemplate. Funeral services will be held this af ternoon. Father Coroner will preach. the funeral sermon at St. Agnes' church at 2.30 and Interment villi be in St. Rose's cemetery at Carbondale. TK ACTION "THO I DLES. All Demands on Part of tho Men Are Ana In Kcfused Tho Situation is De eldedlv Critical. Philadelphia, April 28. A grievance committee of the employes of the Union Traction comuany today presented to the executive committee of the board of directors ot the company a list of grievances which they ask to be ad- Justed, The employes' oommlttoo were received by the officials In the office of President J. Lowber Welsh and the conference lasted for over two hours. At the conclusion of the conference It was announced that all the demands of the men had been refused. A meeting of the central board of the Amalgamated association waB held this afternoon for the purpose of taking action on the ineffectual conference. It Is conceded that the situation now is critical; that the refusal ot the officials to agree to any ot the demands has given the employes the alternative of striking or remaining at work with their alleged grievances unadjusted. Two more union motormen, Nicholas walthers and Patrick Mullen, were ar raigned before Magistrate South today on the charge ot assaulting Edward Chrlstensen and Charles H. Barnes, non-union motormen. They were re spectively held in $2,000 ball and $1,000 bail for eourt. This afternoon the ac cused were indicted by the grand jury, making nine Indictments of this char acter that have been found yesterday and today, 'tne men will be tried be fore Judge Yerkes in a few days. STRIKE ORDERED. Late tonight it was learned that at the meeting this evening the central comnflttee of the Amalgamated asso elation decided to call a strike at 4 o'clock Thursday morning on the lines of the Union Traction company, Steitmahtp Arrivals. New York, April 28. Arrived: Ethiopia. from Glasgow and Novllle; Ems. from Genoa anil Naples. Sailed: Trave, for Hremen. Arn veil out: tsaale, at Bremer haven. Anrll 27: Prussia, at Hambtirir. April 27. Sltrtited: Havel, from New York for Bremen, passed Sellly: Teutonic, from New York for Liverpool, parxed Brow Heart: Halle, from New York for Bremen. panned Dover; Phoenleln. from New York ror Mainour. pHsseo uizzaru: itottertiain from Botterdum for New York, uasnoi! Beachy Heart ; Schiedam, from New York tor Amsterdam, pnsseu inn jvizzuru; Am sterilam, from New York for Glasgaw, passed Tory Island. Favor Free Coinage of Silver. Towanda, Pa., April 28. The Bradford county Democratic convention todnv adopted resolutions favoring free coinage of sliver and sent a delgatlon to the state convention neauert y u. u. DeWltt, prominent free silver advocate. PLAIN TALK FROul MR. BILL He Thiaks it High Time That America Protect Her Cititens. SPEECH OX HAMMOND CASE Miscellaneous Bnslaess Transacted la the House-Qnaekenbush on the Re tired List-Other Matters of Interest la Congress. ' Washington, April 28. After passing the general pension bill by a vote of 187 to 54, the house today entered upon a five days' consideration of the bank ruptcy bill. The pension bill was sup ported by the votes of Republicans and Populists and ot Messrs. Cummings and Walsh (N. Y.), Layton and Sorg (Ohio), Fltspatrick (Mass.) and Downing (III.) Democrats. General debate on the bankruptcy bill will extend over tomor row's and Thursday's sessions, and Friday and Saturday it will be con sidered under the five-minute rule for amendment until 4 o'clock on the lat ter day, when a vote will be taken on the passage. Notice was given by Mr. Bailey (Dem., Tex.) that one or two substitutes for the pending bill will be offered for the action of the house by friends of voluntary bankruptcy only. The opening speech ot the debate was made by General Henderson (Rep., Ia.) in support of the bill, which Is prac tically the Torrey bill, providing tor both voluntary and Involuntary bank ruptcy. At the conclusion of Mr. Hen derson's speech at S.10 o'clock, the house adjourned. Some miscellaneous business was transacted, Including the passage of a bill to place John N. Quackenbuah. on the retired list of the navy, by a vote of 1S1 to 49. This bill was intended to cure what has been considered by the beneficiary and Ms friends a great in justice perpetrated upon him. A bill was also passed directing the secretary of the Interior to restore to the public domain the lands within the limits of Fort Lewis military reservation In Colorado. THE HAMMOND CASE. Mr. Mahaney (Rep., N. Y.) asked im mediate consideration of a resolution directing the secretary of state to In terpose In behalf of John Hayi Ham mond, the Mexican citizen concerned in the Transvall troubles, South Africa; but objection was made by Mr. Mc- Creary (Dem., Ky.) and the resolution went to the committee on foreign af fairs. In the course of the colloquy over the resolution Mr. Hill (Rep., Conn.) said: Mr. Speaker, a few weeks ago I wrote to the secretary of state In regard to Mr. Hammond, at the request of one of my constituents. I received the truly American reply that the state depart ment had no knowledge on the subject except what had been acquired from the newspapers, but that Its Impression was that Mr. Hammond's Interests were being guarded by the English government. It seems to me it is high time that the American government protected its own citizens abroad, and I am heartily in favor of this resolution. (Applause.) SENATE PROCEEDINGS. The whole of today's session In the senate was occupied in the considera tion of the naval appropriation bill. The first two hours passed in the dis cussion of the amendment offered on Monday from the committee on naval affairs prohibiting officers of the navy or marine corps on the retired list from taking employment la the service of persons or corporations having con tracts with the government for the sup ply of material. The amendment was finally agreed to years, 45; nays, 11. The remainder of the day's session was occupied by a speech of Mr. Gorman (Dem., Md.) on an amendment offered by him to reduce the number of battle ships provided for in the bill from four to two. The speech was almost en tirely on political lines although Mr. Gorman did not spare members of his own party especially the secretary of the navy whom he ridiculed for his pretensions to become a great admiral. Senators Sherman (Rep., Ohio) and Hale (Rep., Me.) took part In the dis cussion, which assumed quite an ani mated character. BIG STEAMER SINKS. ThoWyanoke Collides With the Cruiser Columbia. Fortress Monroe. Va.. April 28. The old Dominion steamer, Wyanoke, on her way from Richmond to New York, while coming to the dock at Newport News at 3 o'clock this morning, col lided with the cruiser Columbia, anch ored off the port, and sunk In about thirty minutes. There were 1U7 pas sengers on board and a crew of forty men. Boats were at once lowered from both vessels. Captain Janery, with the crew of the Wyanoke, and a number of passengers, went ashore, while utlieis were taken on board the Columbia. The Wyanoke struck the Columbia with such force as to awaken all the passengers and crew, and it is thought no lives were lost. The Wyanoke lies In about forty feet of water and can no doubt be raised. SHORTAGE IN CHILDREN. Indianapolis Is Shy litis Yonr, According to Enumerator Wolf. Indianapolis, Ind., April 28. George Wolf, school enumerator of this city, makes the surprising declaration that the tabulated reports of the enumera tion will show a shrinkage running from 7,00 to 10,000 children, as com pared with lost year, notwithstanding the natural Increase in population. As the cost of the enumeration Is paid on tho number of children enumerated, the city has overpaid many times what it should In the years preceding. Tho discovery cuts both ways, as the state apportionment Is divided among the several counties according to the number of school children, and this shortage will materially affect the al lowance to be made to Marlon county, of which this city is the Integral part, SILVER REPUBLICANS. Senator Wolcott Outlines the Plans of the Colorado Delegation. Washington, April 28. Senator Wol cott, of Colorado, today sent a letter to Irving W. Howbert. chairman of the Republican state committee of Colora do in which he outlines what he believes should be the position of the silver Re publicans towards the nominee of the national convention. Mr. Wolcott says that if Colorado sends a free silver delegation to St. Louis it should do everything It can towards securing recognition for Bllver. Herald's Forecast. New York, April 28. Herald's weather forecast: In the Middle states today, part ly cloudy te fair, warmer weather will prevail today, preceded by a fog unJ cloudiness on tne coast. 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