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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey VI IT. NO. TKBJNTON, THHK8DAY AKTH5KNOON, FWKKUAKY 1890. TWO OtiN'i'8 SENATORS' ifiE AROUSED Secret Senate Sessions Which Are Fully Reported. BOW AKE RKPORTERS INFORMED! Thli Ii a Quertlon Ulgnlfled W ashlngton Lavmakerx wlih to Have Answered. Senator Blair tbe Press Pro- ceedings of tbe House. W ASHINGTON, Feb 20 the secret ees- non of the senate the question of the secrecy of the secret session was debated at length Tuesday Senator Dolph called the attention of the senate to the fact that cer- tain newspapers published most elaborate reports of the proceedings of the senate in secret session, and that the press tlons covered very fully each evening al the business transacted by the senate be- hind closed doors during the afternoon He was in favor of a sweeping investigation. The matter was postponed until yesterday, when it was again discussed. Attention was called to the fact that m spite nf the special Injunction of secrecy placed on the proceed ings of the previous day, the morning news- papers contained the usual full and accu- rate reports An the senators would not place the blnme on each other the possibility that reporteis obtained access to the galler- ies during the secret was discussed, as was also the possibility that the em ployes of the senate leaked. It was pro- posed, among other things, that the entire senate wing of the capital be cleared of all but senators and employes during the secret session. Freight Rates In the west. The senate passed bouse bill for the sale of the military reservation of Port Bliss, Tex, and the selection of a new site Mr Cullom, from the interstate commerce com- mittee, reported a preamble and resolution, which were agi eed to, reciting the allega tion that by reason of excessive freight rates on Hnes of railroad the great section of connti y lying between the Rooky mountains and the principal food distribution centers In the east is unable to market its food products and to obtain for them the actual cost of production, and directing the com mittee to Investigate such allegation and to report to the senate whether such rates are reasonable or unreasonable The resolution of Mr Chandler calling on the attorney general for mfoi mation as to the aramsination of Deputy United States Marshal Saunders, of Florida, was taken up and Senator Pasco addressed the senate in explanation of the circumstances of the case The resolution went over again without action The senate passed bills appropriating each for public buildings at Fort Dodge, and Lansing, Mich. Tbe Alaska Seal Contract. Mr, Plumb having made inquiry of Mr Morrill as to the status of the bill concern Ing the lease of the seal islands of Alaska, Mr Morrill said that he had been instructed "by the committee on finance not to press the matter, as there was not sufficient time to give it a full consideration Mr Plumb thought it unfortunate that congress should not act in this matter before the 21st of February, whenj the secretary of the treas- uiy would make a new lease for twenty years. Mr Hale gave notice that he should call op the bill for the increase of the naval es- tablishment when a vote is taken on the educational bill Mr. Blair Scores the Press. Mr Blair then resumed his remarks in favor of the educational bill He said that the bill had been killed In the past by packed committees, Individual members of which had been thieatened by anathemas from their church Hesnldthat the counliy was not to bs given over to those who would teach a civil allegiance elsewhere than with- in our owu president lived offtho bankg of the Tiber Ml Ijlair again abused the press, which, he said, regarded a dog fight as more Important than his speech on a great educational measure The senate has confirmed the following postmasters. Connecticut J. B Doherly, Waterbury, 8. H Warner, Mlddletowu. New York S R Spencer, Albion, A J Thompson, Johnstown, Neil Hepburn, City Island, W. P Campbell, Wolcott; T. R, Coveney, Sherman. Veiuiont B R. Morse, Proctor. In the House. WASHINGTON, Feb 20. Mr. Butterworth, from the committee on patents, presented a favorable report upon tho bill providing for the appointment of representatives to the international industrial conference at Ma- drid April 1 next, but Mr Rogers (Ark objected to Its consideration. Mr. Adams from the j committees, called up and the house passed the bill to divide tbe judicial district of North Dakota into four districts, court! to be held at Bismarck, Grand Fargo Devil's I-dke, also a similar bill providing for" the division of South Dutrota into three courts to be held at Sioux Kails, Flei i a and Dead wood. The house also piumd the senate bill au- thorising tho president to confer brevet rank Upon army officers tor gallant services In Indian since 1867. The house then went into committee of the whole uu the bill for the appointment of an assistant secretary of war. Tbe couimjttoo favorably reported the hill, resumed consideration of the OkUhin.ifc bill. Mr. Hooker (Miss) questioned the authority of the United to interfere with the internal righto of thcuo Indians. The bill simply proponed giand robbery of Indian Mr Baiter (N Y) favored the bill and Mr. Turner OL Y) opposed It. Mr .Washington (Tenn.Tdeclared that it would be a crime jmople in the teuitOi> without Any government at all. No action woi takfln. On motion of Mr. Satur- day afternoon, March 83, woi set the delivery of eulogies upon the late Repre- sentative Edward J day, of Louisiana, ou motion of Mr Cummlngg (N Y.) Inurs- day evening, April S, WM fixed for the do livery of eulogies upon the late tive Samuel Sullivan Cox, of Hew York. Arguing for the Fair. The New, York supporters of the World's project have arranged their list ol for the debate today and the nenl day Each city will put forth its ar for hour today, according to ar- nngement, nerving the half hour remain. for Friday. Mr Flower will lead off for New York He wilt be followed by Moore, of New Hampshire, and Covert, C H Turner, McCar- thy, Tracer, Barker, Splnola, Dunphy and Farqubar, of New York, and possibly by Vr Blount, of Georgia, and Mr Blanchnrd, of Missouri Tbe representatives of the other cities have not completed their lists of speakers St Louis will follow Now York, mul tlien will come Chicago nnd Washington Thn In i t immHfro on nnbli InnHi nri ana pnnn authorise i fnvoinl t Korts on bilV introduced in tho houpo ii- Mg appi opi mtionfl for tho erpctioi. of pub- tio buildings at New London, Conn f Allegheny City, Pa., and Hudson, If. The bifl incleusing the appro( i lation for .he building at Seriuton, 1'a bj j-17iUOO, was also favoiabl) reported The speakei laid bffoie the house a letter 'lom the secietarj of the calling or an appropimtion of 000 neeessar) '01 the contemplated alterations a ml changes )f the interior of tho United States post office building at city fuess changes uie str recommended by the Xffitoflice ilepai tmeut as absolute 1} noces sary to enable the postal business of the city to be successfully performed Woman Suffragists Meet ASHINOTON, Feb feuf !rage at first listened to the reading of state repoi ts. 'The Attitude of 1 his Association Toward Political Paitles" then discusseil. Miss Alice Fiekler, of south Dikota, insisted that women should mve a hand in the management of ill pub- ic institutions Shopt spocches were made :iy Mrs Tray, of Ohio Olyuipia brown, of Lsconsln Miss Htake aud Mrs. Lloot, of Michigan etl bj the Prenlflent WASHINGTON Feb J) be president has appiovel the ji int resolution rec igniztng upublic ol Brazil the act for tlie relief of thu sufferas uj tue wieck of the Tien ;cn Vanaalm and Nipsic at bamoa an act to constitute A 1mm N Y a port of lln inedi ite ti ansp nat o i an act for the M ii on Home foi Dis- abled Volnuteoi Soil eis LECONEY ON THE STAND He of Ills with Annie, the Munlt it'll Girl CAMDI-N N J Fib -0 the murder tml th" defense called Chalkley Lecone) the piisouei to tho stand Lecj ney, ho w as calm and collected, told about the life led b) himself and his brothel, Richard, now dead at the farm how Annie Leconey, Ins niece, came from Waverley, 0 to keep house for them after his moth eis denth how he and his brothei bought presents for Annie, aud tried to-mtikebtr ife at the farm pleasant He said hat he sent Murraj his farm hand, on bunday night down to Lingo to get him to come to Hoik the iKxt morning Muriay reiuinet] that night at 11 o'clock and said Lingo was- coming They got up early in the morn and he did the chores while Annie cooked breakfast He swore that he last saw Annie alue in ihe kitchen as he went out to go down into the citron patch, nnd that the first he knew of the mnrd r was when James Lavorty came down into the field and told him e prisoner, continuing this line of testi nion} said he could not ride the horse all the way because his back was weak He had been Buffering from a weak back for ten years and physicians had been treating him hen he fii at reached the house he sat down on the side porch a lev, minutes to collect himself "U ilham Laverty and I went said Leooney I looked at tbe body and felt her Itft ivrist I could feel no pulsation I nt i ut doors a few minutes and then came hack and went upstairs I saw my keys in 11 chest and upon examination, found that 18 m gold and over m notes had been tclen" itncss described his clothing and identi- fied the trousers he wore on the day of the muider He said those having the blood Stan s on w ere not his but his brother's. He did not change his clothing, and did not see Bill} Smith the day of the murder Witness did not believe Smith was over half wilted, Leconey admitted that he told Constable Naylor that he suspected Francis Lingo of the murderer A Cool Thief. TOPEKA Kan., Feb 20 most dar- ing and deliberate robbery in the hlstoiy of Topeka occuned Wednesday, when a young man ransacked the house of B F Booker and took in cash, and diamonds, watches and jewelry valued at Mrs Bookei was awakened at 2 o'oclock and found the bui glar in her room She asked what was wanted He spoke to her and sat down on a window sill and talked for half an hour, finally calling the sei vant uud i sklng her foi the money He cautioned the women to make no outcry, assuring them that if they remained quiet until he departed he would hurt no one When he was ready to go, he bade them good night and went out tbe front door He promised to leave some of the money, but forgot it He said that he had entered tbe house by a back window at 12 o'clock, and had gone through eveiy room As he entered each room he turned on the electric light, and went away leav- ing every light in the house burning except the one in Mrs Booker's sleeping apart- ments. William Ragnn, brother of the ser- vant girl, has been arrested on susplciuii, nnd Mrs. Booker has identified him Sane and In a Madhouse. SKATTIE, Wash Feb 20 jury in the probate court here decided that Homnr C. Browu Is sane, and he has boon granted his liberty Mr Brown is GO years old, and for the last twenty years he has boon confined in different asylums in this county For the last eight years he has boon in the custody 01 his brother, Wileon H Brown, now of this city, who sought to have him again con' fined in an'nsyltim here, and it was hin ef- forts to do so that brought about the trial nnd Brown's release Homer Browu IB one of four brothels, and the others are all rich. The belief is strong In the minds of the court, expert physicians aud others that tbe man has bcou persecuted all life for property reasons Homer Brown is about biokeu down from his confinement, but has at last gained liberty and will go where he chooses. A gnloldei. PniLADKt PHIA, Feb 20 -Mrs. Ida Walker, who was a saloon passenger on the steam- ihip British Princess, which hu just arrived here from Liverpool, committed sulolde on the llth inst by taking an overdose of laudanum She was burled at lea the Any She was the wife of a well bnovtu English bicyclist and was 25 years old. E hud suffered gieatly from seasicknet and had not mixed much with the passengers. It is understood that tbe suicide was pre- meditated, it is Bald to be due to domes' tic troubles. A Girl Arrested at Nashua. NASHUA, N The striking ml" operatives have-been quiet and orderly dur- n ml (Jill) rallioid dtp t In tlm clt) tin iikldtntlil [Hity isc lit 1 to tlm Ufsuotlnti Hit pitsident rctnul ininiedi tcly uii hu arrival Dinner at tht> DtiiiueHiir Fho dedicatory exci cist s t tho Camegit ret Lilnaiy will coninieii i tl IB n ing a >U o clot I Aftei him h tin jriMlontwas scorted to the stall wa> of the court louse and at-> o clock to receive the iblic Hundreds of piople passed forward id shoi k the hand of the tlntf executive this wilting tho Heinii in is still in prog ?ss and it will continue until >p in lipslilint KiMilMi the People Dinner at tin Dujmsm willf How at clock aftei win h tli will gj to the (.ainigie rue 1 ilntii) in AH gin 113 t par tlclpate in tli formal 11 mu t xirelsi s uf the buildup U the i im tisi u f the pro- ;ramm Hindi will le nitidi to lie Duqiie no nb u 1 tii n tit tiain will betuktnf r tin letuiti t i] t Islington lilt It.' 1 X It t t and TJtabnllM ItOiu 1889, left for cowing regain, be r-Jted within 30 Aay. from or will be sold for Jaw, loth. C Umbrella and -81 IN THE CITY, Celebrated Spring Styles now on Sale. IIATTHU, 15 State Btroot. STKWAltT HAMMOND iNKSS COM.KOI-: Eqnipt YOUNG I.AniKfl and GENll.FMEN for IMMMUAIE EFFICIKN1' SFRvi RviOE in tht OOUNl ING-BOOM [T8 AKK CKl) KIlUCATOKS, SUCCXSSFUT. SPKCIAUSTS, KTIC WORKKKS. NO SMAriKRING, NO NON-ESSENTIALS, NO NONSENSE in i OP TRAINING. Methods, Hnccwxlul Tewhing, Individual Atttnt on, Satin factoij Progi-4.1. The Shorthand Department Offers the very best faciVties for acquiring skill in Stenography RAPID AND UL PBOGRE8? rtUAKANFEFD Morning, Afternoon and Evening in Shorthand. BEGINS MONDAY, Smr-T 3d For addm 1HOMAS J STEWAKT, PmaciPAL, Box 527, TBM rojr, N. J COT 1O and 13 Sooth Grnone Stroot 1MUNTING DONE IN A FIRST-CLASS MANNER, AND AT SHORT NOTICE AMD FAIR PRICES, AT THE Trenton Times J O lYinting i Department WASHINGTON MARKET BUILDING, Coiner of Front and South inroad Streets. OUT 1'OR BARGAINS We have purchased the store North of us and intend to build on the two lots l he lincsl Slorc in ircnlon! mast get nd of onr Block to do this, RliADY-MADli CLOTHING I i L, J i v "Nl" f i "N c t i c jf i i is 1 Mi'-ltCIIANT 'T. BH 10 NORTH GRKbNK SIRUKji. Advcrlisc YOUR WAN 1 IN TKKN'I'ON ;