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I ISBEING DONE AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL Blizzard has been appointed States marshal for West Vir- Shafroth is planning Porto Rico before his re~urn senator from North Care- the name of Furnlfold Sire- .His colleague Is Jeter C. Pritch- torial conference to reorganize the commit- at-this session. This means an adjournment of the Senate. President has named as mere- of the St. Louis exposition com- Ex-Senators Carter, John M. William IAndsay of Ken. and George W. McBride of Ore- the 5th instant ~aptalns R. D. and H. O. Taylor, having been five numbers for services at of Santiago, were commis- as rear admirals, to date from llth last. number of persons visiting the Congress in one day, March Was 72,572 by actual count kept cal register. In three y, Sunday and Monday was over 100,000 persons. Henry of Brandon, Missis- Who has been a representative from the Seventh district state, went out with the late and Patrick Henry of comes in as the representa- of the Third Mississippi district next. general order from General Mac- issued by instructions from Department and recommend- the Philippine Commission, has ratio of reduction for United currency in the Philippines dur- first quarter of 1901 at $1 States) for $2 insular cur- have gone forward from the for the return of the Oregon, which has been for Senator Allen's name is still carried on the rolls as a senator from Nebras- ka and it is understood it will be until the Nebraska Legislature elects or ad- Journs. There was some contention that his term would expire on March 3rd, the close of the last Congress, but the authorities held otherwise. There was no formal meeting of the Cabinet March 5th, owing to the crush of visitors, but several members called. Members of Congress and the Supreme Court, visiting governors and their stuffs, clubs and other organizations gave the President a very busy day. He began at 10 o'clock by giving a re- ception to Troop A of Cleveland, Ohio. which acted as his personal escort the day before. General floe Wheeler saw the President for the purpose of pay- ing his respects. A large number of students from Atlanta came a little be- fore noon. The members of the United States Supreme Court, as is their cus. VANKEE '[RUSTS WILL EXPLOIT CANADA New York. 3Iareh 0.--.~_ special from 0tt~iwa. Ont.'trio. says: The I'arliamcnt of Canada will be engaged nntil the end of the session in the consideration of three of the mrgest measures ever presented for its consideration since the inception of the Canadian Pacific raihvay scheme. lames J. Hill. F. H. Clague and other promoters engaged in securing char- ters will superintend operations' here. These measures are the Crow's Nest Pass coal and railway project, the Ca- P.~ulian Lloyd's bill and the scheme in- tended to complete a new transconti- nental route practically under govern- lnent control, and partially under gov- ernment ownership. A hard problelfi which must he faced is' the acquisition by American capi- talists of the control of Canada's great- est industries. It is computed that the passage of the Sydney (Cape Breton) steel and coal interests into the hands of the American steel syndicate means. in effect, that the Canadian treasury will be called upon to contribute to tom at the beginning pit-It new admin- the syndicate to the extent of $15,000,. istratlon, called in a body to pay their 000a year under the bounty law. The respects to the President, and Senators bounty expires in 1908, and if the trust Allison and Cockrell, as a senate com- can put out 10,000,000 tons of manu- mittee, notified the President that the Senate was in extraordinary session and ready to receive any message from him. A Washington correspondent says there are a number of millionaires in the Senate, but not so many as people generally suppose. Mr. Clark of Mon- tana is rated at $75,000,000; Mr. Kearns, the new senator from Utah, has a mine worth $12,000,000, so they say, but it is a recent acquisition. Ten years ago he was a poor farmer In Ne- braska. Mr. Jones of Nevada is also the owner of profitable mining proper- ties. Mr. Elkins has made a fortune in coal, and Mr. Scott, hls colleague from West Virginla, has l~:en equally successful in oil. Mr. Lodge of Mas- sachusetts. Mr. Kean of New Jersey, and Mr. Wetmore of Rhode Island in- herited millions. Senator Proctor of Yermont is a marble king and owns largo quarries. Mr. Shoup of Idaho was one of the early pioneers of that a time on the Asiatic squadron, t~an any similar establishments in the United States. She will prob- West. Mr. McMillan. Mr. Hanna and for home about the 1st of Mr. Depew have been successful in be replaced by the Wisconsin, business; Mr. Hale married a daughter vessel has finished her off- of the late Senator Chandler of Michi- gan, who was Immensely wealthy, and Mr. Fairbanks of Indiana has accumu- Senate has confirmed the sup- lated a handsome fortune by success- extradition treaty with ful law practice. which has been pending ~ome time. The treaty adds to the C.F. Sprague of Massachusetts is factured product in that period it will cost the Canadian taxpayers $10,000,- 000 in caslL The situation is thus summed up: With the Morgan-Rockefeller trust controlling the iron and coal of the At- lantic seaboard, with Hill and Rocke- feller controlling the coal of the Crow's Nest Pass. with the same combination directing the Midland, the "Sop" and the Nanaimo, B. C., enterprises, the an- nexation of Canada's industrials wilI be practically complete, and Canada henceforth a mere annex of the Amer- Ican syndicate. CRIPPLE CREEK :IS ON HER METTLE Cripple Creek, Colo., March 8.~The executive committee of the Trans-Mis- sissIppi Commercial congress met on Wednesday night and selected the fol- state, and has made a large fortune lowing officers: from ranches, mines and supply stores chairman; Gaol which are said to do more business Charles N. Miller, S. Hoag, secretary; A. E. Carlton. treasurer. La~'ry Ma- roney was added to the committee. The following well-known business men were selected to discharge the ar- duous duties of entertainment: Dr. J. F. Crane. W. T. Booth, J. F. Varda. man. "W. W. Kirby, J. A. Howzee, Dud- ley M. Gray, A. G. Burton, J. E. Ry- an and M. Glauber. A mass meeting of the citizens will be held on March 14th to discuss ways and means to make the congress a big of crimes for which a man can be from one country to the following: Obtaining money ~alse pretense, the destruction of railroads and the of human life and the of abortions. Cabinet meeting the President _secretaries that the start for would be made the first May. He extended an earnest to the whole Cabinet o" ae- htm. The purpose is to e Journey by a leisurely ltin- perhaps, six weeks to trip, including the week or spent in California. The re- be by one of the northern With possibly a visit to Yell(~w- Park, which the President has to see for several years. proceedings lasting only six extraordinary session of the was declared adjourned slne 1:55 p. m. on Saturday, the 9th During the session practical- except that of an execu. character was transacted. The confirmed all nominations The session was called by in order that the Senate opportunity to confirm ap- made at the beginning of SeSsion. This business accom- there was nothing further for do. enactment of the diplomatic consular appropriation bill has at the disposal of the State Pe- a sum of money for the ae- by purchase of legation for the United States legs- at Pekin. Therefore Secretary has instructed Special Commis- ROekhili that he is permitted to immediately to consummate l~urehase of a suitable rac~ of With the exception of Great which owned its own legation in Pekin before the Boxer it is believed here that the States will be the only foreign Which will have paid cash for foot of ground in its' legation discussin the Clayton-Bulwer Morgan r~ad ~hat part which relates to the Nle- canal and also the protocols of agreement for the eonstrueUon of canal between the United States and the governments of and Costa Rica. He de- was perfectly clear that the entered into last fall by this were a distinct violation Clayton-Bulwer treaty. It w, as evident that the United States abandon its plighted faith with Costa Rica, in order treaty might permanently upon this llke a pall over take such a sta~d as will sus- the President In his-"patriotic noble action." senators wer~ some- over the assignment of on the Democratic side of the Senator McComas, Repub- senator from Maryland. By corn- the Den~ocrats from ttme have occupied the seats right of the presiding officer Republicans those to .the left. present preponderance.of Re- makes it necessary to sea~ of with the Democrats, pre-empted Mr. Butler's which was about to be vacated, one of the best in the The matter was finally quieted transfer. Senator Heltfeld falls the coveted place and Senator takes Senator Teller's seat Republican side of the 'Chain- Teller going to Mr. Heitfeld's supposed to be the wealthiest man in success. An auditorium with a seat- the last House of Representatives. He ing capacity of 7.000 will be built and is a graduate of Harvard in the class the greater portion of the money re- of '79, and has been in politics since 1889, when he was elected a membe~ of the Common Council of the city of Boston. He got his wealth with his wife, who was the ('aughter of a large manufacturer. Representative Hltt of Illinois also married a rich woman, whose father, Mr. Reynolds of Lafay- ette. Indiana. was largely interested In railroads anal coal mines. Mr. New- lands of Nevada is a son-in-law of the late Senator Sharon of Nevada, from whom he inherited a very large prep. erty. Representative Connell of Scranton, Pennsylvania, is a rich man. He began his career as a driver boy in the mines at Hazleton, Pennsyl- vania. By his industry and ability he rose to be superintendent and after or- ganized a mining company of his own, whose operations have made him im. mensely wealthy. He is prominent in charitable and religlouu work. Mr. Slbley of Pennsylvania is another r~eh man, who made his money in oil; Wll. liam Astor. Chanler of New York in. herited a large fortune from his moth. quired has already b~en pledged by prominent mine-owners. The site for the building has not yet been chosen. A telegram was received this after- noon by J. Maurice Finn to the effect that ex-Governor Pltkin of Louisiana. the president of the Trans-Mississippi congress, was on his deathbed, and the committee decided to have Walter Gresham of Galveston, Texas, to pre- side over the deliberations of the con- vention. Arthur F. Francis of this city will be the assistant secretary of the congress while in session here. After Colorado ~[oonshlnelm. Denver, Colo., March 9.--The Den- ver Republican says: Secret service men have for some time been trying to catch a gang of moonshiners who are said to be operating a small distil lery in the mountains, near Bracken- ridge. It is believed that the gang has at last been cornered and that arrests will follow within a few days. The or, who was a granddaughter of the whisky that was sent to Denver was late John Jacob Astor; Jacob Ruppert bought for 80 cents a gallon by reve- of New York is a son of the biggest hue officers who were disguised as brewer in that city, and is supposed miners. According to the officers, this to be very wealthy; Jefferson M. Levy whisky coots the makers about 15 inherited a fortune from his uncle, Commodore Uriah P. Levy of the navy; Mr. Wadsworth of New York enjoys great wealth, inherited from his father, General Wadsworth; Ed. ward Morrell of Philadelphia married a daughter of the late Francis Drexel, who left her $15,000,000; Mr. Levering of Massachusetts is a large manufac- turer of cotton goods at Taunton, and is several times a millionaire. These gentlemen are said to be the wealthiest cents a gallon, and as there is no par- ticular scale of prices for moonshine whisky, It is sometimes sold for 10 times its cost. It is chiefly distributed among miners m small mining camps, who are inclined to believe that it is purer and cheaper than that which pays the revenue cost. The whisky is almost white and i~ very powerful. Two quart bottles and a small keg were secured. The con- tents of one bottle had been colored members of the House of Represents- with cherry tires. CONFEDERATr~ REUNION. Memphis," Tenn., March 10.--At a re- cent meeting of the general~ execultive committee of the Confederate reunion for 1901 a committee was appointed to Join with the several eommercia] bodies of Memphis to visit Washing- ton and invite President McKinley to be the guest ~f the city of Memphis on the occasion of the reunion in May next. The committee will leave for the national capital in a few days. As the time for holding the reunion approaches the several committees are becoming more active. The city is be- ing canvassed ,by the committee on ho- tels and accommodations and every ttvallable room is being registered. "A. D. Langstaff, secretary of the commis- sary committee, a sub-organizatJon of the general committee in charge of Confederate reunion arrangements, has been very active in the past week or so. in the discharge of the duties as- brandy so that it re- sembled ordinary whisky. Nominations Confirmed. Washington, March 8.--The Senate in executive session to-day confirmed the following nominations: Robert S. McCormick of Illinois to be minister to Austria-Hungary; Frank W. Jackson of Pennsylvania, ~consul at Patras, Greece; Charles S. Wilson of Maine, secretary of the legation to Greece. Roumania and Servia; Captain A. S. Crowninshield, U. S. A., to be chief of the bureau of navigation with rank of rear admiral. The Senate also confirmed t~ mill. tory nominations sent to it by the Pres- ident to-day as well as the naval pro- motions sent in yesterday. Uncle Sam on His Muscle. London, March 9.--"The United States government has addressed a note to the Danish government, almost threatening in tone," says the Copra. hagen correspondent of the Mall, "to the effect that it would not permit any transfer of the Danish West Indies to signed to him. He is engaged in plan- any foreign power and that in the ning ways and means for earing for event of Denmark refusing to sell the the Confederate veterans when they United States will require that inland and maritime neutrality shall be prop- come to the reunion. Many of the commands will very likely bivouack in order to observe strict army regula- tions and if this should prove true they will have to be cared for the same as if they were in.actual service again, but with more care ,for their comfort. The commissary committee is to look after these matters. Mr. Langstaff announces that it is the purpose of the commit- tee to have the means of caring for every Confederate veteran whether he "Is able to pay his own way or not, and they will do so if It is possible~ They want it understood that the com- missary committee Is not organized to look only after those who are abls to pay their own way, but to look after the rest as well erly guaranteend, and the United States" sphere of influence be respect- 'ad " _. o Expects Them to ]Reciprocate, Jefferson Cl.ty, Me., March 9.~The Senate yesterday passed the House bill appropriating $50,000 for the Missouri exhibit at the Pan-American exposition a~ Buffalo and at the Interstate and West India exposition at Charleston, S~,~th Carolina. Sugar Bounty :Bill Vetoed. Helena, Mont., March 9.--Governor roole to-day disapproved the bill ap- propriating $40,000 for hountles on sugar to be made from M~ntana-grown beets. S)IALL'POX EPIDEMIC AFFLICTS MONTANA Butte. Mont., March 12.--~h an inter- view in the Intermountain this even- ,ing A. A. Campbell of Pryor, who is in charge of the Pryor Creek sub- agency on the Crow reservation, states that there are 600 cases of smallpox in the vicinity of Pryor and that stren- uous efforts are being made to stamp the disease out. He asserts that Bill- ings has forty cases of the disease and that with its own cases and the reservation cases the retention hos- pital nas become so overcrowded that hundreds of cases are being cared for privately. The epidemic has reached a point where the county commissioners have decided to erect a pest house near Pryor. A singular fact in this connec- tion is that up to date not a single In- dian has contracted the disease, "On Pryor creek and the Crow reser- vation about 600 persons are quaran- tined," said Mr. Campbell. "The first case broke out In Tlmo- thy's Camp two months ago. Then the disease extended to McShane's Camp, and soon afterwards to O'Connor's. As yet every case has been of a mild character. Everything possible is be- ing done to keep the men from leav- ing work and scattering smallpox throughout the state. The Indians were all taken up Pryor creek when the disease first broke out, -but now they will have to be moved, as small- po~; has made its appearance on the upper pa~t of the reservation." Hm1"rIson Still In I~ngor. Indianapolis, March 10.~General Harrison's illness, although not criti- cal at this time, is so seriotm that his physician, Dr. Henry Jameson, has called into consultation Dr. Even Had- ley. Dr. Frank Dorsey has also for several days been in constant attend- ance on the ex-President. Dr. Jameson has been in consulta- tion on the patient, and with Dr. Had- ley has alternated in a close watch for the slightest sign of improvement or relapse. Last night Dr. Jameson gave out this statement: "General Harrison's condition is un- changed. His strength is keeping up and his pulse is strong. "The infl0,mmatlon of his left lung has not spread any and there is no UTAH PASSES.A BILL IN THE INTERESTS OF POLYGAMISTS Salt Lake, Utah, March 12.~Yester- day, three days before the Legislature comes to a close, the House, by a vote of 25 to 17, and after an exciting de- bate in which more than a dozen mem- ber's participated, passed the Evans Senate bill, amending that portion of *the revised statutes of Utah, relating to prosecutions for adultery. Having passed the Senate last week by a v~te of 11 to 7, the document now goes to the governor for his signature. The bill, which was introduced by Senator A. J. Evans of ,/uab county, has caused more discussion and more ~eling than any measure Introduced at the present session of the Legislature. Its text is as follows: "Every person who has reason to be- lieve that a crime or public offense has been committed, may make complaint against such person before some mag. lstrate having authority to make in- quiry of same; provided that no prose- cutio]l for adultery shall be commenced except on complaint of the husband or wife or relative of the accused within the.first degree of consanguinity, or of made for ~olitieal and religious pur- poses and not with any patriotic desire to enforce the law. "Within the last ten yesrs much more than half of those involyed in polygamous relations have pa,sed away by death, or those relations have been otherwise dissolved. Most of those remaining are advanced in years and no good or honorable purpose can be subserved in prosecuting the few remaining polygamists. Every one of these prosecutions is a source of regret to ninety per cent. of the people of Utah, for the reason that such proceed- ings create an agitation harmful to the state. It may be that an agitation more harmful can be inaugurated by reason of the passage of this law, but I do not believe it." Representative W. G. Van Horn of Salt Lake, who made an impassioned speech affainst the passage of the bill in the House to-day, furnished the As. soeiated Press with the following statement: "The first object of the bill is indu- the person ~lth whom the unlawful bitably to prevent prosecution of those act Is alleged to have bee~ committed, maintaining polygamous relation~ long or of the father or mother of said per. since contracted. ~rhe effect, however, son, and no prosecution for unlawful will probably be to have adopted a cohabitation shall be commenced ex- I constitutional amendment giving power cept on complaint of the wife or alleg- I to Congress to legislate against polyg- ed olural wife of the accused; that this ] amy and unlawful cohabitation. Laws proviso shall not a0ply to prosecutions I passed under such an amendment under section 4208 of t~e revised stat-l would be prosecuted by United States ales, 1898, defining and punishing ] district attorneys sworn to enforce the polygamous marriages." I law, and the violations will be care- In answer to a request for a state-{ fully looked up by the United States meat as to the object of the bill, Sena- [ marshals and their assistants. for Evans, its author, furnished the As-[ "There will thus be a return to con- sociated Press the following: ]ditions prevalent during the aggressive "My object in presenting tl~ bill/prosecu[ions under the Edmunds-Tuek- was two-fold. In the first place ~ was I er law, when hundreds of prominent intended to keep down~ublic agitation Mormons were imprisoned for their by taking away from certain agitators ] polygamous practices and numberless the opportunity to arouse periodic fu- ] others were in hiding lxi or out of Utah rors against Mormons, directly and in- I to avoid arrest. There will, however, directly against Utah, and for that rea. ~ in case of conviction, be additional son its primary' purlSose was for the/hardships over those suffered in for- general good of the state. I believe ] mer times. Those men convicted were that a general law upon our statute ] imprisoned here, near their homes, and books, in conformity with the laws of ! were deemed by their neighbors as Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Oregon martyrs rather than criminals. Con- danger to be apprehended unless the and North Dakota. and even more lib. rioted under United States law they inflammation spreads. The talk about eral laws, would create much less agl. would be confined in United States a crisis in General Harrison's condi- tation throughout the country than the prisons outside of Utah and away from lion is absurd. There will be no crisis, practice which has heretofore been re- the .su,pport and consolation of their" He will either gradually grow better or he will grow worse gradually, and will in the same way grow weaker. He is perfectly conscious at this hour, and resting easily." Blood-Red ]R~,ln In Italy. Palermo. SlcJly, March ll.--Ever since Saturday night a heavy red cloud has hung over the city, the sky being a deep red. The rain now failing re- sembles drops of blood. sorted of arresting every few weeks I friends. sme Mrmn n a charge f unlawful I ~if "~!a~p cohabitation and having the arrest an-I nounced in glowing headlines by allI those newspapers throughout the coun- try which can be induced to take up~on themselves, It is a distract step an anti-Mormon crusade. Everybody/backwards and can bring naught but knows that these arrests have been ~ misery." ~ -~ ~ # ,1,-4,--,Ik- # - - LEGAL OBSTRUCTIONS TO THE (iUGGENHEIM SALE REMOVED i The phenomenon, called "blood rain," l s attributed to dust from the African I deserts, transported by the heavy] south wind now blowing. ] Rome, March 10.--The phenomenon~ now to be seen at Sicily extends oveg southern Italy. At Rome the sky is Jersey City, N. iI., March 12.--In i the commissioners in pl~tttng a value yellow, and at Naples a rain of sand chancery chambers yesterday Vice [ on the Guggenhel~ interests had failed has fallen, the 'heavens being dark- Chancellor Stevens denied the appllca- / to take into consideration the good will ened. tlon to make permanent the InJunction -and business of the firm. He ~euld 8oldler$ Coming Home. Washington, March 12.--The quar- termaster general is Informed that the transport Logan left Nagasaki Thurs- day for San Francisco, with General Young and the and Thirty-fourth volunteer General Young on his arrival Francisco will relieve of the command of the California and the latter tired as a major general. ;> restraining the stockholders of the not see that the dlreetors of the A~ner. American Smelting and Refining Com-I lean company had disregarded the law from increasing the capital stock I in any manner. ' from $65,000,000 to I The action wa~ brought by the hpld. restraining the direr-I the ,plant of M. ] era of over 27,000 shares of stock. ~he petitioners were William M. Donald, Sons in Mexico. ] Stephen V. White, Abraham Sartorlus his opinion said the] and Henry A. Seamans of New York, where there was and John W. Gordon and William B. Curtiss of South Orange. read his decision. by him was The price which it was proposed to property was pay for the Guggenhelm interests was ve it was proposed to pay $47,000,000, while the petitioners claim. chancellor concluded ed that those interests were worth not more than $22,000,000. Richard V. Lindabury, for the pe~- tioners, announced that the case would be taken to the court of errors and ap= peals. ~onger Ueav~t had been shown that Pekin, March 12.~United 1 warrant the issue of a perma- later Conger left yesterday. All ~he nent injunction restraining the Ameri- foreign ministers bade him farewell at can Smelting and Refining Company the railway station. Besides the foreign representatives, ] from purchasing the property. He said a large crowd gathered at the station course which will be adhere~ to with- out the slightest deviation. On the contrary the answer takes the form of an argument tending to show that the amendments proposed by the Senate "do not fairly consider the various British Interests involved and that for that reason they cannot be accepted in the form presented. ~here is noth- ing peremptory In the tdne~of the an- sw er. JAPANESE TO TAKE PLACE OF STRIKERS" Denver, Colo., March.12.--The News this morning says that the COlorado Fuel and Iron Company is trying an experlment in its mines at Gallup, New Mexico, which, if successful, will be put in practice in Colorado. Jap- anese coal miners are being installed. Two months ag~ the miners at Gal- lup to the number of 800 walked out, through sympathy for the northern minerS, the officials say. The reason given wa~ that the company would not recognize the union. Many of the striking miners moved away, and a few of them went back to work. Catalpa and Galiup mines were stocked with white miners, the Weav- er mine will s~mrt with Japanese. Yea. tex~lay the first crew of Japanese was brought to the mines. There were for- ty of them, and they came from the coast cities. Another crew of 250 will ENGLAND REJECTS AMENDED TREATY Washington, March 12.--The long- expected answer from the British gov- ernment to the State Department's communication reciting the aetion of the Senate upon the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, was returned yes~rday. Lord Pauncefote. the British ambasss~dar, had already acquainted Secretary Hay with the fact that he had recelved a communication from his government on the subject and it had been In his possession for several days. Secretary Has has acquired a general klaowl- edge of the character of the British re- sponse. The British answer is long, as such documents go, and would make about two newspaper columns. The tone of the' reply is distinctly friendly throughout, particularly so in the eou- eluding assurances of good will and a desire to ca-operate in the realization of the undertaking. Although the text ls withheld, it ls understood that the answer takes up the three amend- ments made by the Senate and pre- sents the dl~culties i~ the way of as- senting to them: As to the amend- ment which struck out all that clause of the treaty inviting other maritime nations to concur in "the neutralizing of the canal, the British view is that while the United States and Great Britaln can bind themseives by treaty to neutralize the canal, they cannot, arrive this week, followed later by 2~b more, making a total of 500 T ese will make this action binding on all otheri_ . . ' . h .............. ne employetl on the Weaver mine governments, unless ute~u ~uv~-,- N : .... ~ meats agree I ~o rroume vetween the whites and As to the" entire abrogation of theI the Jnapanes~ is anticipated, a the Cla ton B ~we " t a;-r~vi"e~ ~'= |Japa ese are residents of ih ~nit Y - u V trea y pro: u u U~sT~ _ i e ed one of the Senate amendments it ap- / ~a~cos 0no were not imported ~ Item pears to be the British view that such t span, Senato~ Call on the l~s|dent. Washington, March 12.--Westeru senators are urging President MeKin- ~, ley to visit the Pacific coast during the coming spring and to stop a short time at the various cities of the Rocky mountain reg~n on his Journey. Sena- tors Teller and Patterson, who called upon the President Saturday, invited him to visit Colorado should he go West, and to-day Senator Kearus ex- tended an Invitation to visit Salt Lake City. Senator Teller will leave for C01ova. do Wednesday. He will stop en route in Illinois tO visit his mothea~ Senator Patterson wll! also leave Wednesda~ to bid the minister and his family fare- well. TELEGRAPHIC BRI~VITt EB, A Swedish army officer has invented an air torpedo. Flights of three miles have been made in experimenhd tests. The big battleship Wisconsin has been selected to replace the Oregon in Asiatic waters when that vessel is re. lieved. Chicago has .set aside $3,500,000 for new school houses this season, to ac- commodate the surplus registered in the lower grades. Sir Cavendish Boyle will be gee. ernor of Newfoundland in succession to Sir Henry McCallum, appointed governor of Natal. The British steamer Mobile, Cap- tain Wittlngham, from Mobile Decem. ber 27 for Bremen, has been posted at Lloyd's as missing. A big oyster bed near Mobile, Ala- bama" 'has been sold for $130,000. It is estimated that there are $100,000 worth of oysters in the bed at this time. The Michigan Prohibition state con- vention by an almost unanimous vote refused to indorse the work of Mrs Carrie Natloh in smashing saloons in Kansas. The Britlsh government has decided to dispatch strong punitive expedltlons of Indian troops against the Ogaden Sumalls in March from Berbera, on the Gulf of Eden. It Is reported that the prlce of wln- dow glass will be advanced twenty- five per cent. for March and April de- livery and that another advance will probably be made in May. The colonial government has de. ctded to submit to referendum the question whether New Zealand shall Join the commonwealth of AuStralia. Mme. Janausehek. the famous act- ress, ls now at Saratoga, New York, under medical care and seeking recov- ery from a paralytic stroke whic~a be. fell her some months ago in her resi. donee in Brooklyn. The Sultan has ordered a fiuancial commission to negotiate a loan guar- anteed by a Six per cent. increase' of the property tax, for urgent pay- meats, inchlding the claims of A~ner- lean and German contractors for ships and guns a step is too far-reaching to be taken until each slde 1)f the case is pre- sented. The so-called Davis fortification amendment al~pear~, however, to be the chief obstacle in the way of an agreement, and while the British an- swer makes no suggestion of any fur- thor negotiations, It seems to be a ,*air inference from Its general tenor that if a modification Of this amendment could be secutred there could probably be an adjustment upon the other points of difference. A reading'of the answer makes plain that while it does not make counter propositions, or pro. pose further action, yet It does not ~'~do ouch action by laying down a