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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah                                VOL 117 SALT IJAKE CITY UTAH THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 1890 BUCK GOES TO HIS DEATH A Mercenary Wyoming Murderer Pays the Penalty of His Crime DIED PROTESTING HIS INNOCENCE JKnII Jllstory of the Atrocloua Bob1 Burnett the Victim uml Grocrt tho Cold Blooded Deed LAHAMJK CITY Feb to Black went to his 3cith hare this forenoon protesting quietly earnestly that lie wrts innocent of the murder of Bob Burnett for whose taking off lic had been sonlcncccl to capital punish ment Tho oarly portion of Jasb night was sprnt his spiritual advisers of the Catholic Church and relatives and friends Ho firstshowed weakness when his brother called and again when somo women friends came in but ho rallied beyond tho belief of those who had thought ho would be a cow ard at the gallows Ho slept from 1 till 6 in the morning waking twice and saying to the guard You dont believe I Hrrf do you A negative answer his sister and hud sold his place to them Friends of the old man were certain that h Irtid been murdered and suggested a scare for his body but Black vetoed this project saying ho would shoot tho llrst man wh moved In the matter and it was promptly for Black was known a ties perato fellow aud was feared as heartily a he was hated Rockwell wont away but before leavln Indulged In a protracted spree at Laramie and while drunk mado some remark which convinced his hearers Black hac murdered Burnett Detectives were pub on tho case and collected msuch evident Hgalnst tho suspect bub were utterly un ablo to get any trace whatever of Burnett THE KEMAIAS D1SCOVJBHKD It remained fo a woman or rather two o thorn to unravel the mystery Mrs Frani Pullman and her daughter were pickin borrlcw In a thicket near Blacks old ranch when they happened upon a pile of ashes in a piuco whore there were no other evidences that a camp had over boon mado They ruked ovor the lire and were filled with fcai and consternation by the discovery of i halfburned skull and somo bones a fcv pieces of metal somo buttons and scorched bits of clothing News of tho find wat quickly carried to Pullman a resolute man who was an open enemy of George Black lie placed the bones in a bucket and liurriec to town with his strange freight giving i into the custody of the officials Somo coin identified tho remains as those of Burnett to corn forb him sornowhat ri1ho second time ho looked nboub tho coll a moment and foil asleep at onco Tho morning was spent In pray or awl fai07 wells ho ate of fried chicken and oysters For an hour ho talked to visitors iusually In a nervous absent manner Ho was beginning to realize his situation for tho time Sheriff Yard followed Father Cummlskoy and Blaok to tho souJlold 200 feet from tho cell Blacks fitcp was firm and his demeanor calm and collected His final declaration of innoconoo was an ordeal but ho sum fmouod tho coimiKQ Ills nook was broken and ho was load In six mlnntca but hung nearly half an hour Fifty people witnessed tho HISTORY OF THE CHIME flic Atrocious Deed for Which Black Was Executed When blood coasod Its journeying through tho frarao of George Blaok thoro was an end to tho oaroor of a wrotoli wlioso atrocious orinio finds no parallel in tho ohroniolos of western outlawry or orirno With grood as an Inoontivo lio rclontlosyly poraocutcd an old man and being thwurtod Jn his covert Hnnlly murdered in cold blood tho his murderous planning and thon oromatocl tho remains of ills victim while tho body was yob warm Black aud JurnoU5 or old Bob us ho was called wore occupants of adjacent home steads Tho former was a burly rascal with tho brutal Instincts and tho porniuious cunning of the densely ignorant with that peculiar animal courage thab is tho won dor of really bravo men Ho abused his wife a meek woman who thought her man all that a human being of tho nsalo sox should bo and soomod to havo perfect control ovor hired man named Dwight Itookwoll a io talncr wlio canvo from the South with tho fjimllj Tho dead folons brother lived sev eral miles away but tho relatives did not atlHJato for some reason COVETS IIJS VICTIMS HOMESTEAD Blaok casb covetous eyes on old Bobs homestead claim which had bettor irriga tion facilities than his own and determined to possess himself of it Hoofterod to buy once but Bob refused to sell saying that his slstor was coining out to Hvo with him whou ho had gained atitle to his place mid built a house to replace his little cabin tixo way wns eccentric and but for the mildness of his insanity would havo boon conlinocl in an asylum Ho dressed oddly lived liko a boast aud spent much of his tlmo hunting Improving his property but little Anyone In tho country would toll you that Bob was oruy though harmless bub one who bargained with tho old man tlind him shrewd ouough to protect his in rosts I The contest for Burnobts property early assumed tho shape of a battlo to tho doath Its conditions wore uncomplainingly ac cepted by tho handicapped combatant with out a thought of tho inequality of tho fight Black sot cftro to tho old mans hay ricks and Jus almost valxioloss buildings disappeared by tho same agency but this was an incon venience than a loss for Buvuott had but QUO horso and many aoros meadow A KuKluk plan wns sec jn operation of tho regu lation sortworo posted on tho door of tho old mans cabin but ho paid not tho slightest attention to theso ITo was but pub tho ghost to flight with a shot from his rlflo A lowd woman was broughtfrom tho slums but an ofter of marriage or permanent companion ship f com hor could nob induce tho victim to sign a deed to his property Black beoamo dcspoiato aud commenced to shoot at the old nuin every tirno they mot but his iiro was promptly returned oven when ho ambushed Burnett for then ho was run down and wounded Tho authorities re fused toprosecute tho successful marks A short time after this Burnett was qxiito ill for several days but through his suitor I ing retained sufficient presence of mind to throw away food brought to him by tho Blacks Black caught up a horso from tho neighboring iango of a big stockman aud tethered the animal to Burnetts cabin Then with his wifo and Rockwell ho called and charged that tho horse had been stolon The old man could not bo caught by tills f clever trick and deciinod to loaye the country on tho advlce of his scheming enemies WAS ARKKSTJ5D at once and Rockwell was located and cap turqd iii a week Bach man charged the othchwith tho murder of old Bob and both said that his body was undoubtddly in tho bucket of ashes shown them Tho District Jourb was in session and a trial of tho caso againsb Black and Rockwell was ordcrcc without delay An hour before ho was to be called to tho witness stand Rock well begged to be allowec 10 uirn states evidence His proffer was accepted but Black remained ilrrn main taining that he was Jruioconb and had no confession to make ROCKWELLS CONFESSION Rockwells story with its horrible de told in a straightforward manner Ho and Black had gone to tho old mans claim ancl told him that they hud acquired title to it as mining land and thab ho must vacate at oricu Burnett who was sitting by his stovo laughed at this Black seemed erased by this and pulling his six shooter opened Hro on Burnett After tho third aiiot ho paused when his victim com menced to plead for his life Ho wa finished with two rnoro shots Black said Now d n him hes dead lobs burn hlb Rockwell could only do an ho was bidden Tho body was wrapped in a wagon sheet and hauled to tho wild gully where tho strange ash heap was noticed by the women A groat pllo of wood was collected aud tho cremation commenced One of the men watched whiio tho other fed tho flame with brush and lighf timber Both were sickened by tho task but remorse failed to manifest itself Five hours wore occupied In the Inhuman task Blood spots on the wagon were painted over and tho pool in tho cabin was obliterated by turning tho earth as tho floor was dirt Black denied this u i halfhearted way saying that Rockwell did both tho killing ami burning and that he was only a specta tor When called upon for a speech at sen tencing time lie said that the country was getting pretty rotten when a man couldnt get a fair He became enraged at his brother when tho latter cried and told his wife she would got along bettor without him Black waived his right to a spiritual comforter for soaio time asserting that preachers wore about as big frauds as hiw bul last week to pray with two sisters of mercy Governor Warren was petitioned to commute the sentence but refused to Intorforo FREE MASONRY SECRETS An Alleged Expose of the and Pass Words Oaths Tho Contents of the Pamphlet Brought Out iu a Muster Masons Oath NEW HAVEN Fob ease of Flsko vs Trow bridge to come on for trial in this city will greatly interest Masons has brought an action against Trowbrlclgo in which ho alleges that as President of tho Now Haven Bind ing company ho agreed to print for Trow brldgo a pamphlet of forty pages When tho proof shoots wore sent to Trowbridgo ho refused toadvance tho necessary to continue the work Tho contents of tho pamphlet must como out in tho trial and horo is where tho Masons aro interested Tho introduction consists of the cortiQoatos of tho compilers thoir standing as Masons and tho work pur ports to bo a complete description of tho cos tamos worn tho lodge room and all tho accessories of tho different degrees from tho entered apprentice degree to that of Eoyal Arch Mason and all tho secrets and ceremonials of tho Free Masons Tho puss words of ancient Free Masonry aro given us follows Tubal moaning Tho oath of a Master Mason is thus given I do most solemnly promise and swear with a ilxocl and steadfast purpose of mind in view to keep and perform tho same binding mysolf undov no loss a penalty than to hayp my body severed In twain and di vided north and south my bowels burned to ashes and scattered to winds of heaven that thoro might not remain the least trace or track among mon nor Mason of so vile and perjured a wretch as I should bo worC I ever to prove guilty of violating of this my solemn path and obli gation of a Muster Several Masons say that tho alleged ex poso is not in accordance with tho work of Freemasonry as at present practiced STAR CHAMBER SESSIONS The Subject of Executive Sessions Given Considerable Attention METHODS OF NEWSPAPER REPORTERS The Senate Unwilling to Abandon Its TimeHonored Custom Civil Service Compound Lard Bill WASHINGTON Feb Dis Francisco Chronicle Tho woolschedule in tho proposed tariff bill has been agreed upon by the Ohio Re publicans in Congress Tho facb that an agreement had been reached some time ago botweon tho carpet manufacturers and tho wool growers greatly pleased tho mem bers sinco tho minciptil obstacle in the way of schedule satisfactory to all had thus been removed Tho proposed wool schedule will contain several provisions aimed at the frauds and evasions of the wool tariff the past The fol lowing are the paragraphs from the schedule to be inserted in tho bill for that purpose Whenever wools of class three which refers to wools imported from Soukh America and Asia shall have beon improved by the admixture of merino or English blood frqm their present char acter as represented by the sUuidiml samples oC ihc United improved wools shall be classified for duty either us class ono or class two as the case may bo Tho duty on wools of tho first class whioh shall bo twice the amount of the duty to which be subjected if ini portod unwushpd and tho on wools of all classes whicji shall bo scoured shall be threetimes UK duty to they should bo sub jected if shall be considered such as shall havo boon shorn from sheep without any cleaning that in thoir natural condition Washed wools shall bb considered such as have been washed with water on the sheeps back Wool washed iu any other jimnncr than on the sheeps backshallbe considered as scoured wool THE HIIjTj WASHINGTON Fob House Committee oivAgrieulturo con tinued the hearing of persons interested in the bills regulation of the tax on lard compound of N K Fairbanks the largest manufacturer claimed that Congress to make such a law as the compound is plainly branded assuch and 1s not deleterious to health Tho result of tho agitation was to curtail the cxportdonumd for American lard unjustly give it a bad reputation Lard ox ports last year foil pounds The proposed legislation was in tho interest of a rival Boston Under existing con dltlons foreigners could buy crude lard in this it abroad adulterate it and undersell American compound lard NOMINATIONS The President today sentto tho Senate tho followingnominations Registers of Land 0 Ross at Walla Walla James Coeuor DAlene Theodore F agent for Indians Round California MOKE WORLDS FAIR WORK CHICAOO Fob Special House Commitlco on Worlds Fair mot this morning to begin consideration of the second stage of tho work tho completion of the bill After hearing a statement from Hill as to Chicagos wishes in the matter a subcom nitteo was appointed to draft a bill in ac ordauce aUM UNION IKON WORKS BELIEVED Tho request of the Union Iron Works of San Francisco to bo relieved of the penalties ittachmg by reason of tho horsepower de veloped by tho cruiser Charleston falling elow tho contract requirement favora bly acted upon by theSenate Naval Affairs ornmittootliis A bill will be re ported relieving tho company of the payment of about the penalty to which it vould otherwise be subjocted charges are said to have emanated from discontented gamblers and others whom tho military prevented from causing trouble As to preventing an election on September 21st it was done by reqxiestof the regularly constituted officers of the city and with view to preventing serious trouble which would certainly have occurred The call for an election was issued by discontented aud unruly citizens and contrary to the city charter General SchoSeld thinks considering the delicate service required it isf a matter of congratulation that it was performed so well and with so few SERVICE INVESTIGATION The investigation ipto the charges against the Civil was resumed today ExCommissioner Oberly went over the Campbell examination matter aud said he did not think Campbells offense was such as to call Miss Dabneyj who first told Oberly of the papers said that when she went to Flynn for instructions he offered to sell for of questions which would bo shedid not have the money She failed at the examination onaccount of sickness and on a friends ad vice told Oberly of the offer made her Later at Oberlys request she borrowed tho papers of Fiynn Oberly here took the stand again and showed that the papers obtained of Flynn wero not secured by ifebe latter until after the examination Flynn was called and said ho had re ceived the papers from a Mrs Smith They were old and of no importance Miss Dab ncy took them without He declared her statement that he wanted to sell the papers was false Campbell testified as Ly man and Oberly but there was a conflict in his testimony as he copied tho papers before or for them j The next charge was that Edmund D Bailey was promoted from clerk to sten ographer when the Commission had more competent and deserving men Commis sioner Lyman said Bailey was promoted be cause of The work also was not exclusively stenographic A NEW FIELD FOR BOOMERS Thousands of Families Beady to Enter the Cherokee Strip NEWS FROM OVER THE SEA Another Sickening Story of Barbarity and Torture in Russia FIFTY WRETCHES DRIVEN TO SUICIDE Prince Bismarck Plans a New Politi cal Combination The Monarch ies of Europe Combine to Over throw the Brazilian Czar and His Brother LONDON Feb Franscisco Chronicle from Russia say that tho strike in Russia is in truth a revolt and is treated as such by tho authorities Facts have corno to light which show tho terrible punishment dealt out to the striking workmen A falling off in trade caused tho proprietors of certain largo mills to discharge a number of men When this became known a raving crowd of savage workmen gathered about tho mills and destroyed valuable property The pol ice dispersed During tho night fifty of the ringleaders were spirited away and the men then prayed for mercy It is learn ed that fifty men were token to tho Salt mines at Carcow whore they wore scourged starved and treated so barbarously that thoy sought death as a release Tho whole fifty committed suicide COMBINED AGAINST BRAZIL Towns by the Score Keacly to be Builfc on Short for the Procla mation A DIED IN EXILE Grant rdisappearcd last May but hlsi elicited no for a Jnll month and then were told by neighbor had gone to visit A Reminiscence of the Ward Failure NEW YOUK Fob Dispatch Francisco Chronicle booh received hero of tho death in oxilo of William Strong Warner at Tuubvidge Wells England Ho was not known until after tho failureof Grant Ward in May 1SSJ when ho suddenly became famous and tho name of W S Warner was for mouths on every bodys lips His connection with the finan cial transactions of Ferdinand Ward became the subject of heated controversies in and out of tho courts A judgment was ren dered aguinsb him for for to him by Ward out of the funds ofother creditors of tho firm of Grant On March IS 1SSG tho day after tho referee filed his report finding that the assignee of Grant Ward wasentitied to re cover from him the sum of with costs WaTnerioft this pity with his family and ho has novar returned Result 61 a Catholic Quarrel PIITSBURG Fob 2C entire property of the Ursulino Convent will bo offeredat public sale in spite of tho iuterforenco of the sale is the outcomeofa quarrel between Mother Superior Alphonse and Bishop Phclan who deposed Mother and placed another in chargeTho property is valued at AV Murderer Hanged v WAYNUSiuma PA Fob Clark one pf tho murderers of William Allegheny in September 1877 was hanpedhnre today f r Cornelius H Haaford United States udgo District of Washington TELE URGENT DBFlOIlONCiT BILL Tho urgent deiioioncy bill is completed It makes the total appropriation if which is appropriations to pay ho two and throe years volunteers bounty nd soldiers commutations for rations aid horso Other items cf impor aiico public buildings ntornal revenue collecting customs ovenuos soldiers homes office land office clerks Indian supplies 5000 for survivors and widows of soldiers f tho Mexican war and war of 1812 34 artificial limbs United States courts witnessfoes Under the head of naval establishments tho bill provides for the expenses incurred it the purchase shipment and of coal at Pago Pago Samoa to bo paid from tho appropriation of for estab lishing tho station madq last year 33XECUTJyj3 SESSION PROCEEDINGS Tho committee appointed to investigate tho methods by which tho proceedings of Senate executive sessions become public re sumed sittings this and began questioning newspaper men as to thoir sources of Tho committee are beginning to discover that newspaper correspondents are not tlie only ones who aro aware of what occurs in executive sessions One of the witnesses today testified that it was w frequent cus tom for prominent men nominations wero being contested to establish them selves in committee rooms near at hand in order to receive information from time to time of how the light was be hind the closeddoors The day Morgans nomination seen tho present Commissioncrof Indian Atfairs around the Senate and had no doubt but Morgan knew what was going on Tho query how is hbw these men colve thoir inforniationvandi if thoy should be kopt publio also Prank editor oftho Post when asked what his iristructipris to wero replied get every thing going on and if thoy iuO suocessf ul they get TOPEKA Febr Dis Francisco Chronicle Parties 1ust in from the southern border of Kansas that Irundrods of people are gathering there to enter the Cherokee Strip when President Harrison shall declare it lawful to do so TheV strip comprises the finest part of being well watered and timbered The counties of Cowloy and Sumner were the homo of the Oklahoma boomers for years while awaiting tho signal from Washington when they could rush across rfthe strip to that one spot so long closedto settlement The results of that signal are the people of America and be seen cities towns and where1 before The Presi dents proclamationWfisso worded asto1 in spire the boomers with tho belief Cherokee Strip may bo open by June in case the cattle can be got out of there The counties of Cowley Sumner Harper Comanche have already had large accessions to thoir population The cities and villages are rapidly filling up with people from a distance while camps begin to appear in tho shelterednooks and watered valleys From these points excur sions are made into the territory osten slbly for the purpose of hunting cattle or game but in for1 when they Tho townsite speculator is also oii hand and already more than two scores of towns fcavo been located in imagination but they will become realities five hours time the proclamation is Issued It iscstimated that fully one thousand claims have been examined and marked the property rights to1 which will be respected and oven de fended if necessary There are about claims in the Cherokee Strip and thero are people now on the border waiting to enter the strip Is not the f ull extent of the prepara tions however In Oklahoma there are thousands of negroes ready to cross the line northward and they too have selected claims Many quarter sections in that ter ritory have as many as five families resid ing upon each one four of whichiviir cross tlie lino and beicomfortably located long be fore the head of the column from the north can come in sight These negroes will be reenforced by thousands of negroes from Mississippi and Arkansas SELFINFLICTED TORTURE A special meeting Senate Committee on Kulesj was held to consider Tel ler s rcsol utiou offered last1 springj pro viding fortbQ6onsideration of nominations in open or sessions On the ques Shallthey rules be changed tbevoiwas ybtie The Toller resolution dldn6jmdevAvith the approval of any thoicomniittee Aid rich and Blackbuifn However favor modification of the present iulesytb tlieeTfectl nomina tions bo iponaidered iii r open isession th e comriliitteo ropbrtingrthem shall dsk re i A Shoemaker Stabs Himself Two Hundred Times ANDERSON N Feb Dis Francisco Chronicle extraordinary attempt at suicide has just been made here A Brus as a man having fallen into misfortune and suffering from extreme poverty decided to take his own life and end the struggle He took the knife used in his trade and commenced to stab himself in the arms aud legs sup posed with the idea of opening one of the chief veins but finding that the end didriiot come quickly he continued with a sort of fixry and had just rolled upon the floor hausted when his brother who had beeri ap prehensive of his state entered in lime to put a stop to the terrible was conveyed to the hospital wherof it was found that he had inflicted on himself f 200 distinct wounds V FONGf THE FORGER The Monarchies of Europe Conspire to Wreck the Republic LONDON Feb Dispatch San Francisco Chronicle friends of liberty in Europe and those who hope for the perpetuity of republican institutions in Brazil have the gravest fears for the future of that country By a tacit if not concerted agreement all tlie monarchial powers of Europe arc throwing every obstacle in the path of thoso who are laboring to establish the Government there and tho smallest cause for insult and offense to them will be taken advantage of It appears almost cer tain England is being urged by tho powers to take the initiative in actual hostilities as tho most prominent naval power as one whoso government istheoretically tho freest and also as ono most anxious to retain its reputation for protecting its citizens on all portions of the globe The foreigners in Brazil and especially Ltho English and German havehad for years almost a monopoly of the trade and the re cent decreesthere enforcing naturalization have been so distasteful as to force an oxo dus of a majority of them from the country Those whoso interests do not permit of their leaving being possessed of capital and in fluence have sheltered themselves under the flags of thoir representatives and openly boa u of their ability to overthrow the re public They have done their utmost even by openly assaulting tho officers of tho law to precipitate a rupture It is highly prob able that some reckless Englishman wiilsoon cause an effusion of blood in the hope of ob taining notoriety and thus bring on compli cations the consequences of which will be disastrous to Brazil The Marquis of Salis bury has by Us treatment of the Brazilian charge daffaires an astounding lack of diplomacy and justified the remark made by leader of the House of Commons that prejudice against free insti tutions is so ingrained in men of Lord Salis burys stamp as to hopelessly eradicate every principle of fairness and justice PLANS Czar bas hod a fresh disagreement with his brother the Grand Duko Alexis who is so attached to his first and morganatic wife that ho refused absolutely to accede to tho Czars request that ho shall marry again Tho Czar therefore declines to allow tho morganatic sonof Alexis to enter the army Tennyson Influenza and Cholera LONDOX Feb condition of Ten nyson is much improved Influenza is raging in Eastern Syria The cholera has abated in Persia CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS His Sunday School Teacher Respon sible for His Wickedness NEW YORK Feb THIBUNE Dispatch Francisco Chronicle Fong Chinese forger yesterday testi iiecl that no had committed all hIsLfbrgerles atjthe request of his former Sundayschool teacher a lawyer named Johnson would writeithe names and he wouMlcbpy them The witness that vhad gone with JoTinson to Bradstreets agency ancTliad there stated that the capital Of Wan Sing Son Co was of Quorig Hongi Co wasv between and way got a good rating and Chu soil were able notes of the action pttheiSehate in such exooutiy urnlsUed for publica In responsOtb Secretary of War Congress VCliu little dnm bppks in i which a record names Iii this could tell when Jthei matured and takethem up witlr others 0 HeisStULtbe Iron ChanceUor and Forms a Combination BERLIN Feb San Francisco Chronicle there is no doubt about the elections otSat urday being a sweeping victory for the socialists smashing tho Car tel party by which Bismarck governs even the rcost sanguine Liberals do not expect that the Chancellor will dissolve Parliament and call for i ow elections He knows too well that a new ballot in the present state of public opinionwould bring on even moro crushing defeat Your correspondent called on Prince Bis marcks brightest Parliament ally tonight and asked him what theChancellor woulddo Fom all I can was the answer he willrepeat the tactics which have so often proved victorious He will throw overboard the National Liberals and form a combina tion of the Conservative and Catholic parties Both both are opposed to Liberalism Bismarck has mado his peace the Center and will sicze it to form a majority This move may result in the formation of a great Liberal party The National Liberals disowned by the Chan cellor will again join the Progressionist party offering stout opposition to the Chan cellors mind I distinctly say that to the Chancellor and not to tbo Emperor While the latter is opposed to tho Socialist law he seeks labor is the thing that Bism arck docs not Will therebo between Prince Bismarck aud the I asked Not to amount to anything Bis marck some showi of opposi ition at iList but he will ultimately yield to the wishes of hissovereign Ho will not re sign butwill probably leave the manage ment of internal affairs to others A few daysmore will tell the story Thero will be a complete change parliamentary parties Bismarck will still be Chancellor and with his usual genius will pluck victory from the jaws of Boisterous Hungarian Statesmen PJJSTH Peb the Hungarian lower house yesterday there was a renewal of the demonstrations Premier TiWa The opposition moved a rejection of budget One of their number was reproved by the president and there upon all the others surrounAeii 1he presi shaking their fists at the menacinshim 1 An Albanian Descent A Petition from the Terrorized Voters of Arkansas WASHINGTON Fob tho Senate Chandlerpresented a petition from Union county representing that at tho lust State election L systematic reign of terror prevailed that armed mobs paraded the county day and night and terrorized tho whiteSjSbooting and whipping colored voters that ballotboxes wero carried off and aslc iug for tbo pcotcctiou guaranteed by tho Constitution Tho introduction of this petition caused an extremely personal debate between Chandler Harris and Berry Tho petition with several others from Arkansas was linully referred to tho Committee on Priv ileges and Elections Stanford from tho Committee on Public Buildings reported a bill appropriating for a public building at Sau Jose Calendar A number of pension and private bills wero passed also tho following Providing for a steam vessel fov the use of tho civil government of Alaska appropriating for tho vessel and for annual expenses The bill to amend tho act to prevent the extermination oi furbearing animals in Alaska was on motion of Moriill indelinitely postponed Tho Blair Educational bill was taken up as unfinished business Ingalls inquired as to the time when tho bill was likely to be disposed of remarking that it stood in tho way of many important measures and gave notice ho would insist that its consideration proceed with dispatch Keagan addressed tho Senate in opposition to the bill He described tho bill as offering a bribe of to tho States if they would consent to accept it as the price for the destruction of the right of local solf government and imposing on them tho humiliating condition of provirig by affirmative act tho legislative policy of the bill In the interest of tho cause of education to prevent tho Federal Government from being converted into a despotism and to avoid an additional fruitful cause of sectional strife and ho hoped for the defeatof the bill by the Senate Wilson of Maryland also argued against tho constitutionality of tho bill Butler offered a resolution which was agreed to authorizing tho select committee on the five civilized tribes of Indians to in vestigate the status of the negotiations be tween the United States Government and tho Cherokee tribe of Indians in relation to the Cherokee outlet After an executive session the Senate adjourned House WASHINGTON Feb Houso this morning took up tho contested election case of Atkinson vs Pcndloton First District of Six hours were allowed for de bate The case of the contestant was cham pioned by Kowell and Pendletons claims were maintained by OFarrell Kbwcll was seconded by Lacey and OFarrell by Wilson All tho speeches were con fined to an analysis of the evidence and were uninteresting Pending further debate the Houso ad journed PRICE FIVE WHAT THE LEAGUE IS WORTH President Young Figures It Up to Two Millions and a Half SLOSSON SOME PRETTY WORK THE SCHOOL BOOK THUST pnW Cisco Mick1 Mlddijetoa irifarcivil isuit worth of HayterReeai tern offi banians made a descentupohtheyillages of and plundered them Mauyiinhabitants to deatlr by the A A Turkish troops were dispatched powerless against the the Social compared Carteners officially The Publishing Houses Ask Fancy Prices for Their Plants NEW YOKK Dispatch Francisco Chronicle Eng lish syndicate representing as making an effort to form a school book trust inthis country and has thus far been given an option on the purchase of six of the largest school book publishing houses in America The firms which oiler to dispose oftheir establishments are Ivison Blake raan D Appleton A S Barnes Oo of this city Van Antwerp Bragg Co of Cincinnati with two other firms which are believed to be Cowperth waite Co of Philadelphia and Tatnter Bros Co of this city These firms are saidto have put the selling price of their plants at from 20 to 30 per cent above their value It is expected that prices can be in creased and expenses greatly decreased should one firm control the entire market The English capitalists have the option of purchasing the six American publishing houses uncil May 1st If they do not buy there will nevertheless be a school book trust as the American publishers have come1 to the conclusion that if English capitalists could pay so much more for their business than their present value the American pub lishers could reaptheextra harvest them selves by uniting An agreement was recently signed by rep resentatives of Ivison Blakeman D Appleton ATS Barnes and Van Atworp Bragg which binds each of these firms to unite others in one immense publishing house in this city This agreement is to go into effect if the English sydicate does not buy up the six houses Rubber Will Go1 Up NEW YORK entire rubber business in and manufactur ing branches has been formed into a trust The final arrangements will be completed tomorrow Bubbe has been steadily advancing in price of late and tlie prospects now that a combine has been formed are that it will go much higher At a meeting of boot and shoe man ufacturers held in this city today nearly all the importers of this country were repre of the members said the trust was formed because of the short supply of rubber and the consequent advance in prices Paupers are Game LOUISVILLE Feb grave robbing physicians lyere released on bail A prominent was occasion for All medi cal colleges here employed one man1 to ob tain smbjects who is instructed to open in no case to mo lest that of anyone who has friends to be the A Yielding Emperor Berlin Tjelieyes Bismarcks decison to retain jongin in whicli the Eniiperor points of djffereiicebetweeii them and con Tlio Only Kelly Kefuses a Bonus of to Desert tUo HorsexachiST in a Sporting Items NEW YORK Feb Dispatch Francisco Chronicle the tournament now being played by the crack billiard players of America in Chickering Hall an interesting game was played last night between George Slossou and T Ran dolph Hoiser The latter distinguished him self by making two exceedingly good runs one of 141 points and the other of 127 But Slosson as was expected played the ovener gamo and won in tho twentyeighth inning Reiser used an eightinch lino and Slossou tho fourteeninch line Slosson made a run of 11 at the start Hciser who began nervously made 4 points in his first in ning No good runs were made until tho fifth inning when Slosson rolled up making his total 53 against 0 for his Opponent lu tho fourteenth inning Slosson had 104 and Heiser In tho next inning however Hciser found tho line and ho ran around tho table in a very lively manner scoring a run of 111 points making a total of 183 igainsl points for Slosson who hadpre ceded Hciser with a run of 52 lu the seventeenth inning Slosson overtook Hoiser the score standing 254 against 203 Heisers run oi127 points in the nineteenth inning again gave him a good load over Slosson but the steady work of the latter against tho successive goose eggs of onded the game in Slossons favor iu tho twcuty cighth round To a reporter before tho game Slosson said that ho was very much surprised when ho read articles to tho effect that ho would withdraw from thotouruameut Hohad entered the tournament and he would continuein it to the end no matter what happened He objected to playing on Monday afternoon because ho played better evenings and ho did not think right for Gattou to play two gamps or 1000 points in five It was a splendid in bril liant shots and fine runs Ivcs mado 34 in tho first inning and Slosson followed with77 In tho second Slosson scored 36 In tho fourth a brilliant run of S4 In tho fifth Slosson succeeded in making C3 In the eighth he counted 50 and in the tenth J4 more while in tho latter Ives made 81 At tho end of tho twelfth inning tho game stood 2tiS for Ives 284for Slosson In tho thirteenth Slosson played great billiards aud a run of 136 finally slipping up on a difficult shot Notwithstanding this groat lead Ivcs wentto work and gathered in 08 points A run of 37 in tho seventeenth inning mado score while 08 in the nine teenth gave Ives a total of 448 Slosson captured 22 points and the game in the nineteenth ONE MORE ITOR SLOSSOK NEW YOKK Feb The ninth game of the billiard tournament was played tonight between George Slosson and F C Ives Score Slosson 500 Ives 44S Average Slosson 36 610 Ives 23 1119 Time 2 hours 39 THE VOICE OF THE TEMPTER The Only Kelly Turns His Baclc on the Leagues Gold NEW YOUK Feb Dispatch San Fracisco Chronicle fight between the National Players Baseball Leagues is developing as strange a whirlagig of conditions as ever made strange bedfel lows in politics It is more than three years since the eyes of the public were opened in astonishment by theannouncement that Mike Kelly had been sold by President Spaldingof tho Chicago Baseball club to the Boston Baseball club for From itresulted Kellys and the It was the first grout transaction of the kind that called tho attention of tho public to the peculiar sys tem of transfer among the baseballclubs Spalding has just made a still higher bid for Kelly Hoand Manager Hart labored two days this week to get Kelly to cancel his contract with the Brotherhood but ho refused An intimate friend of Kellys yes terday said I know as a positive fact that Kelly was offered to leave the Play ers League and the Chicago club This is outside of his regular yearly salary which vras nofc to be less than he per year which includes bis as captain and manager but Kelly refuses it preferring to take his chances with the Players WHAT THE LEAGUE 18 WORTH President Yoniig Puts tho Figure at Two Millions and a Half a wbtito niaiiofbad cliaxacter and his son 11 Mis the iiiicide Feb TwrBusE Dispatch Francisco Clironiele President Youug of the National Base said yesterday that he now knew tliat n offer of for the property and Iran chiscs of the League had been made in good faith but he is certain that it will not be accepted The property of the grand stands and says is worth at least threequarters ofa million and the remaining quarter of a considered a very small surn for the f ran chises contracts etc One of the motives the backers ot the1 Young said is t get the League to refuse the offer point and v then you will hear a cry from the rBrother hood calling attention to the fact League after having said in its manifesto to tho public had not money hadrefused cool franchises This would jplacethefLeagtte iii v a contrary position those know the facts If any trouble to iigure this will soon learn that a V sum near million and half wouldbe Basrelief of San Francisco i Clironiele publicationoffice basrelief brated pitcher and office of the is a handsome 1 f of her 1 clearly and strongly Ward of i   

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