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I ESTABLISHED ISSO. I
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SENATE BILLS IN A RUSH.
MOKE INTRODUCED THAN ON ANY
PREVIOUS SINGLE DAY.
All Sorts of Subjects for Legislative
Action Included, in the List—Mr.
Crisp to Succeed Mr. Turner as Chair
man of the House Committee on
Washington, Dec. 12.—1n the Senate to
day, immediately after the reading of the
journal of Thursday, Mr. Hoar offered a
resolution naming the Senators to consti
tute the standing committees for the Fiftieth
Congress. The resolution was adopted.
A similar resolution naming Senators to
constitute select committees was also offered
by Mr. Hoar and adopted.
A large number of communications and
petitions were presented and referred.
Among them were the following:
Relating to the importation of rum and
other liquors into the Congo States.
To prevent the manufacture, importation
and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Ter
For the allowance of a bounty of $8 38j£
per mouth to all men who served in the
army during the war.
Dor pensions to all who served during the
For a committee of arbitration with
For the amendment of the constitution,
allowing Congress to pass uniform laws on
the subject of marriage aud divorce; for
an amendment to the constitution prohibit
ing the manufacture, importation or sale of
intoxicating liquors in the United States.
Many bills were introduced and referred,
some of which had been before the last
Congress, but failed of action. Among
them were the following:
By Mr. Beck —For the retirement of
United States legal tender and national
bank notes of small denomination and the
issue of coin certificates in lieu of gold and
By Mr. Dolph—For the admission of the
Slate of Washington into the Union. Also
restoring to the United States certain lands
granted to the Northern Pacific Railroad
Company. Also repealing the preemption
and timber culture laws.
By Mr. Harris —To authorize juries in
United States Circuit Courts and District
Courts co be used interchangeably. Also for
warehousing fruit brandy.
By Mr. Bowen—For free coinage of
By Mr. Morrill—To credit and pay to the
several States and Territories all money
collected under the direct tax act of 18 3.
Bv Mr. Butler—Authorizing the Secretary
of War to transfer certain property in
Charleston to that city.
By Mr. Aldrich—To authorize the Secre
tary of the Treasury to apply the surplus
money in the Treasury to the purchase of
United States bonds, or to the prepayment
of interest on the public debt
By Mr. Manderson—Granting a pension
to every soldier and sailor who is incapaci
tated for the performance of manual labor,
and for pensions to dependent relatives of
crippled soldiers and sailors. He said he
introduced this bill at the unanimous re
quest of the Executive Committee of the
Grand Army of the Republic. Also for the
admission of the State of Dakota, and the
organization of the Territory of Lincoln.
By Mr. Stewart—For the issue of coin
cert ificates to circulate as money.
By Mr. Call—For the retirement of Uni
ted States Judges on account of disability.
By Mr. Cullom —For a pension to the
widow of Gen. John A. Logan.
By Mr. Hale—To prohibit the letting of
government work to contractors employing
By Mr. Wilson, of lowa—To create peace
among the nations by an arbitration com
By Mr. Vance—To amend the civil ser
vice act. It prorides that the Civil Service
Commission shall have no power to make
any rule or regulation excluding any ap
plicant for examination and appointment
by reason of age, nor for dropping any one
from the list of eligible* because of time
limitation. It further provides that at the
request of any appointing officer of the gov
ernment, it shall be the duty of the commis
sion to send to him the names of all who
have been examined and found competent
from which to make his selection.
By Mr. Sherman —For the encouragement
of closer commercial relations and in the
interest of ' the perpetuation of peace be
tween the United States and the republics
of Mexico aud of Central and South
America and the empire of Brazil.
By Mr. Farwell—To perpetuate the
national banking system (already pub-
Also to regulate immigration of convicts,
paupers, idiots and insane persons from any
foreign country into the United States is
hereby prohibited. This act is to take effect
ninety days after its passage and approval.
It proscribes a rigid system of consular cer
tification in foreign countries, nnd inspec
tion in this country by Treasury officials to
carry out the intent of the first "section, and
provides severeipennlties for its infraction.
Mr. Blaine—To aid in the establishment
and temporary support of common
schools. Also, for constitutional amend
mendments extending the right of suffrage
to women. Also, as to tlio manufacture,
importation, exportation, transportation
and sale of alcoholic liquors.
By Mr. Turpie—For the admission of the
States of Washington and Dakota.
By Mr. Hoar—For the erection of a monu
ment to the negro soldiers and sailors who
gave their lives for the preservation of the
By Mr. Mitchell, of Oregon—Abrogating
all treaties with the Chinese empire so far
as they permit the coming of Chinese into
the United States, and absolutely prohibit
ing the same except ns to diplomatic, con
sulnr and other officials. Also to pro
hibit objectionable foreign immigration,
encouraging desirable immigration, defend
American institutions and protect Ameri
By Mr. Dolph—Proposing a constitutional
amendment empowering Congress to legis
late on the subject of marriage and divorce
and prohibiting bigamy and polygamy.
Also to provide for fortifications and other
sea-coast defenses. It apropriatea sl2l
- to be available as follows:
$21,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June
20, 1889; $9,000,000 for each fiscal year
t hereafter for a period of eleven years, and
$5,877,800 for the fiscal year ending June
1901, which sums are to lie expended in
accordance with recommendations made in
Ihe report of the fortifications board in the
construction of fortifications at places
named in that report- These include ail the
most prominent ports on the Atlantic,
I aciflc, Gulf and Lake coast-.
By Mr. Eustis—To provide for a joint
celentation at Washington 1889 by the
sixteen American Republic in honor of the
conteunial of the constitution of the par
ent republic—the United States. It provides
•or a commisaion of nine members to make
arrangements for a celebration, and an ap
propriation of *300,000 for expenses.
By Mr. Cameron—Extending the advan
tages of the eight hour law to-let ter carriers.
Also to promote foreign trade, and encour-
#H nrritttM k twtfk
ang the American merchant marine. It is
the subsidy bill introduced by Mr. Cameron
two years ago.
ONE CENT POSTAGE.
Mr. Beck offered a resolution directing
the Post Office Committee to inquire into
the advisability of reducing the rate of letter
l>ostage to Ic. when letters do not exceed
one ounce in weight, and asked that it be
laid on the table, saying he might introduce
a bill to that effect. It was so ordered.
Mr. Hale offered a preamble and resolu
tion reciting the provision of the civil ser
vice law which prohibits government offi
cials from offensive partisanship, and the
letters of the President, and of Commis
sioner Oberlv on the subject; and provid
ing for the appointment of a select com
mittee of seven to examine fully into the
pre ent condition of the civil service in all
its branches; to ascertain whether appoint
ments have been based on merit and quali
cation or distributed as partisan favors, and
as to the participation of government
officials in political conventions and elec
tions, with power to employ stenographers.
He said that he would call it up for action
Mr. Platt gave notice that he would
to-morrow offor a resolution providing for
open sessions of the Senate on treaties and
on executive nominations, unless when
Mr, Call offered a resolution instructing
the Judiciary Committee to report legisla
tion necessary to prevent the United States
courts in managing railroads by receivers
from depriving lawful creditors of their
liens on such railroads by the sale of
property under receivers’ certificates. It
was placed on the calendar.
By Mr. Farwell—To repeal the internal
revenue tax on tobacco in all forms, and to
repeal import duties on sugar and tobacco.
It also provides that a bounty of $1 40
per pound shall be paid producers of raw
sugar, tank bottoms, syrups of cane juice,
or best juice, and other sugar products.
PUBLIC BUILDING BILLS.
A great many bills for the erection
of public buildings were introduced. The
chief among these call for $1,500,000 at
New Orleans. $1,500,000 at Omaha, and
$1,200,000 at Milwaukee.
Mr. Edmunds introduced his postal tele
graph bill of two years ago.
Mr. Butler offered a resolution, which was
adopted, for the appointment of a select
committee of five to inquire into the advisa
bility and practicability of establishing and
maintaining a postal telegraph.
The credentials and papers in the West
Virginia election case, were referred to the
Committee on Privileges and Elections.
After a short session for executive business
the Senate adjourned.
In the House.
In the House this morning a number of
executive communications, principally rela
tive to private claims in New Mexico, were
laid before the House by the Speaker aud
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, presented the
petition of Owen G. Chase, who claims to
be elected Delegate from the Territory of
Cimaron, commonly known as the “Public
Speaker Carlisle having left the chair and
having called upon Mr. Crisp to preside,
briefly requested the House to relieve him
of the responsibility of appointing the Com
mittee on Elections. He said that the early
selection of that committee by the House
would greatly facilitate the appointment of
the other committees.
A resolution was adopted providing that
the House will to-morrow proceed to the
election of the Committee on Elections, and
the House then adjourned.
Immediately after the adjournment the
Republicans held a short caucus and selected
the following as their members of the
House Elections Committee, all lieing law
yers; Messrs. Rowell of Illinois, Houk of
Tonnessee, Cooper of Ohio, Lyman of lowa,
Johnson of Indiana, and Lodge of Massa
CHOICE OF THE DEMOCRATS.
Half an hour after the adjournment of the
Republican caucus the Democratic Repre
sentatives met in caucus to choose the ma
jority of the election committee.
Mr. Holman, moved that Mr. Turner, of
Georgia, who was chairman of tho comm t
tee on elections during the last Congress, be
again appointed to that position. Mr. Tur
A committee was selected to choose the
majority of the Elections Committee, and
before it retired, Mr. Hatch, of Missouri,
moved that the Caucus Committee be in
structed to report Mr. Turner’s name as
chairman. Again Mr. Turner declined, al
though the vote on the motion was unani
mously favorable, and the committee re
tired to deliberate. Their consultation
lasted over an hour, aud considerable diffi
culty was experienced In the task of selec
tion. Mr. Crisp, of Georgia,
was sent for and asked to
accept the chairmanship, which he respect
fully declined. After further discussion,
however, the committee insisted on its
choice of Mr. Crisp as chairman and re
ported his name to the caucus, together
with tho names of the following gentlemen,
to constitute the majority of the Committee
on Elections: Messrs. Outhwaite of Ohio,
Barry of Mississippi, O’Ferrall of Virginia,
Maish of Pennsylvania, O’Neal of Indiana,
Moore of Texas, Johnson of North Caro
lina, and Heard of Missouri. The caucus
accepted the report aud adjourned.
PUBLIC BUILDING SITEB.
A Precedent Which May be a Pointer
Washington, Dec. 12. —Supervising Ar
chitect Freret to-day gave instructions for
the location of the new public public build
ing at Huntsville, Ala., on the lot between
Eustis and Randolph streets, with ojienings
on these streets, and also on Green street.
This action is taken in accordance
with the wishes of citizens of
Huntsville, who were not entirely pleased
with the site o iginally selected, and who
made a respectful appeal to the architect
for a change. Mr. Freret, in speaking of
the matter to-day, said that hereafter, in
the selection of sites for public buildings lie
will tie governed almost, entirely by the
wishes of the people most directly concerned.
Secret Session of the Senate.
Washington, Dec. 12.—1n the secret ses
sion of the Senate to-day nothing was done
except to read and refer the nominations
already seut in.
The Senate is about to remove the injunc
tion of secrecy from the journal of the ex
ecutive proceedings from the year 1829 up
to the end of the Fortieth Congress, twenty
years ago. It fills fifteen volume*.
A Monetary Convention with Mexico.
Washington, Dec. 12.—There i current
some talk of a monetary convention with
Mexico under which the gold aud silver
coins of the United States and the gold and
silver coins of Mexico would be made legal
tender in both countries upon the agree
ment that each government should redeem
its own coin at par upon demand.
Opening the Army to Southerners.
Washington, Dec. 12. —A bill was intro
duced in the Senate today by Mr. Gibson
to repeal the act forbidding the appointment
to any position in the army of any Pei son
who served in any capacity in the military,
naval or civil service of the so-calk* Con
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1887.
SENT IN TO BE CONFIRMED.
Another Batch of Recess Nominations |
Before the Senate.
Washington, Dec. 12.—The President
to-day sent the following nominations to
To be Envoys Extraordinary and Minis
ter Plenipotentiary of the United States—
Oscar S. Straus, of Now York, to Turkey;
Alexander R. Lawton, of Georgia, to Aus
tria-Hungary; Bayless W. Hanna, of In
diana, to tiie Argentine Republic.
To be Minister resident and Consul Gen
eral of the United States —S. S. Carlisle, of
Louisiana, to Bolivia.
To be Consul General of the United States
—Jared Lawrence Rathboue, of Califor
nia, at Paris; Charlton H. Way,
of Georgia, at St. Petersburg;
D. Lynch Pringle, of South Carolina, at,
Constantinople; Harrold Marsh Sewell, of
Maine, at Apia.
To be Secretaries of Legation and Consuls
General of tho United States—John G.
Walker, of Texas, at Bogota; James P.
Hosmer. of New York, at Guatomela.
To be Secretary of Legation of the United
States—Charles Chaillee Long, of New
York, to Corea; Samuel T. Williams, of
Maryland, to Brazil.
G. Brown Goode, to be Commissioner of
Fish and Fisheries.
Richard IV. Dunlap, of Tennessee, to be
Consul at Stratford, Ontario.
Consuls—N. J. George, of Tennessee, at
Charlottetown, Prince Edward’s Island;
Edward J. Hill, of North Carolina, at Mon
tevideo; William O. Patton, of North Caro
lina, at Bahia; George C. Tanner, of South
Carolina, at Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Leigh W. Reid, of Virginia, to be Assist
ant Register of the Treasury.
Marshall Parks, of Virginia, to be Super
vising Inspector of Steam Vessels for the
Third district (Baltimore).
Postmasters—Louisa T. Long, at Greeu
ville, Ala.; James W. White, at Kosciusko,
Collectors of Internal Revenue—Keer
Craige for the Fifth district of North Caro
lina; Whitfield Walker for the District of
Collector of Customs—Stephen Hunter,
for the District of Tappahannock, Va.;
Peter F. Coghill, for the District of Peters
Almost all of to-day's nominations were
of persons appointed during the recess of
Present Status of the Negotiations of
I the Commissioners.
Washington. Dec. 12.—When the fisheries
negotiations met Secretary Bayard on behalf
of the United States, proposed to the Brit
ish Commissioners that the same privileges
be accorded American fishing vessels in Ca
nadian ports.that we allowed Canadian fish
ing vessels in our ports, the one to be consid
ered reciprocal to the other. To this the
British Commissioners acting at the request
of Canada as represented by Sir Charles
Tupper, responded with a coun
ter proposition to the effect
that they would grant what
was asked foe our fishing vessels, and also
the right to fish in the Canadian inshores
fisherlo- if the United States would conclude
anew reciprocity treaty similar to that of
1854. To this the American Commissioners
responded that we did not want the inshore
fisheries, and that we do not propose to pur
chase the rights we claimed, but that we
would be willing to refer the question of
these rights, with the three-mile limit ques
tion, to arbitration, and finally that
this matter must be disposed of
before the question of reciprocity
should be taken up. At this point
the negotiations rest. The British
Commissioners will consult the members of
the Dominion government in the interval
as to the next step. The British Commis
sioners appear to be willing to do whatever
Canada wants. Sir Charles Tupper is her
spokesman in the negotiations. In any
event we will come out with honor, for
either we will secure the rights we claim by
concession from Great Britain or by the
decision of the arbitrators, or should the
commissions refuse to agree to either settle
ment the rightousness of our position will
be demonstrated. The American side of
the controversy has been clearly and ad
mirably stated in the negotiations so that
no matter what the outcome is our position
before the world is assured.
Five Prominent Developers Indicted
Washington, Dec. 12.—Information has
been received at the General Land Office
that the United States grand jury in Mon
tana, has found indictments against Thomas
T. Oakes, J. M. Buckley, E. L. Bonneo, A.
B. Hammond and L. J. Hathaway for un
lawfully taking timber from the public
lands of the United States and ship
ping the same out of the Terri
tory. Mr. Oakes is Vice-President
and General Manager of the Northern Pa
cific railroad. Mr. Buckleyj is Assistant
General Manager of the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company. Mr. Bonner is timber
agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad
Company, and President of the Montana
Improvement Company. Mr. Hammond
is timber agent of the Northern Pacific
railroad and General Manager of the Mon
tana Improvement Company, and Mr.
Hathaway is Assistant General Manager of
the Montana Improvement Company.
These indictments are undei-stood to be in
connection with tho proceedings pending
against the Northern Pacific Railroad Com
pany and Montana Improvement Company,
involving trespasses upon public timber to
the amount of about $2,000,000.
Reagan and the Carriers.
Washington, Doc. 12.—A bill was intro
duced in the donate to-day by Mr. Reagan
to amend the interstate commerce act so as
to bring express cars, Pullman oars, sleep
ing cars and all other cars owned by pri
vate citizens or roiqxirationH within its
operations, the same as if they were tech
nically “common carriers.” Also to amend
Section 4 of the same act by providing that
competition of railroads and water routes
shall not be construed to create dissimilar
circumstances and conditions within the
meaning of the act.
Flooding the Senate.
Washington. Dee. 12.—The total num
ber of bills and joint resolutions introduced
in the Senate to-day was 594, a larger num
ber than was ever before introduced in the
Senate in one day. The aggregate amount
of the appropriations provided for by the
public building bills is $7,t>45,000. Bills were
introduced by Mr. Call to increase the ap
propriation for the public budding at Jack
sonville, Fla., from *175,000 to $275,000,and
at Key West from $175,000 to $250,000.
Judge Goolrick Resigns.
Washington, Dec. 12. Judge J. T.
Goolrick, of Virginia, Chief of the Inspec
tion Division of the office of tho Second
Assistant Postmaster General, has resigned.
Ways and Means Chairmanship.
Washington, Dec. IB.—The Speaker has
finally determined, it is stated, to appoint
Mr. Mills, of Texas, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Wavs and Means.
HARPER GETS TEN YEARS
HIS WIFE AND SISTER-IN-LAW
WEEPING IN COURT.
Jurors and Spectators Also Bathed in
Tears —The Judge Orders the Con
demned Taken to the Penitentiary
Without Delay and He Starts on in
Cincinnati, Dec. 12. —The jury in the
Harper ease this morning rendered a ver
dict of guilty, as charged in the indictment.
This meant guilty on thirty-three counts
left for the jury to act upon. Judge Hugo
sentenced Harper to ten years in tho Ohio
penitentiary, and the judge ordered that the
Marshal convey him thither at once.
The greatest crowd yet gathered in the
corridors of the Unite ! States Court room
assembled this morning long before the time
for the assembling of the court. It was sim
ply impossible for ladies to gel in at the
public door, and only those who had friends
to show them private entrances could reach
the court room. At 10 o'clock Judge Sage
appeared alone, Judge Jackson having
been called to hold court in Covington.
Court was opened and seven minutes later
the jury filed in. As soon as tiiey were
seated Judge Sage asked if they had agreed
upon a verdict, and the foreman said they
had. The Judge directed tho clerk to re
Iu two minutes the Marshal entered, fol
lowed by Harper, looking pale and con
cerned. " Behind him came his wife, looking
as if she was borne up by faith that she was
to heai' good news from the jury. Miss
Matthews, her sister, followed. When they
were seated the clerk took the sealed en
velope, tore it open aud read the fatal
words: “YVe the jury find tho defendant
guilty as charged in the indictment.” Tart
meant guilty on all the thirty-throe counts
left for the jury- to act upon. Mrs. Harper
sat as if transfixed, but Miss Matthews found
relief in tears which she struggled with all
her power to repress.
Mr. Blackburn moved arrest of judgment,
which the court immediately overruled.
Then District Attorney Burnett moved
for immediate sentence.
Judge Hage, in a somewhat lengthy opin
ion, stated tho result of Ids investigation on
the question of cumulative sentences in a
case like this, and this gave some relief to
the suddenness of the blow upon Harper’s
Mr. Blackburn arose and said that the
defendant wished him to say that he had
nothing to add to what had been said, ex
cept to thank the court for its fair and im
partial treatment, and ask that the court
be as merciful as the circumstances and the
law would permit.
At 10:25 o’clock the court directed Harper
to stand up. It was a most distressing
scene. The strong man stood with tears
coming down his cheeks, but no other sign
of emotion, save his blanched face.
A SAD SCENE.
Behind his chair, with bowe l head sat
his wife in an agony that had no better
manifestation than" the wringing of her
hands. Tears did not come to her relief.
Miss Matthews,was far more demonstrative
but still repressed her sobs, and in her own
distress reached over to try to comfort her
sister. So they sat while the court with
impressive solemnity recited the usual form
of sentence, saying the evidence left no
doubt of the defendant’s guilt, and that the
offense merited the highest penalty of tho
law, which would be used now; ten years
in the Ohio penitentiary, and that
the Marshal convey liiui thither at once.
Still no outcry. Harper sat down, turning
to his wife, l’hcir bps met, her hands were
around his neck, his arms encompassed her.
The silence in the court room was awful.
The jurors wept. 'Women and men all over
the court room wore in tears.
THE JUDGE RELENTLESS.
The silence was broken by Mr. Blackburn
making a last request from the court. That
was that the order tor immediate imprison
ment be suspended, and he gave as his
reason that there was much business to be
attended to by Harper in which his wife was
closely concerned, and it would be exceed
ingly difficult to attend it unless Harper could
remain here a few days. But the court was
relentless. Jugge Sage said there could be
opportunity for his wife to see him in Co
lumbus, and he repeated the order to the
Marshal to convey him thither to-day.
At 10:30 o’clock the jury was discharged,
and Marshal Urner conducted the defend
ant to the Marshal’s office, where they spent
some time. Harper then went to jail, where
he spent the afternoon preparing for his de
parture. His bedding, trunk and other
property were taken out and sent to his
house. His family joined him and he bade
them good by.
his wife’s farewell.
Mrs. Harper lingered after the others had
departed, aud her farewell was spoken with
him alono. A moment afterward bo ap
peared as unmoved ns ever.
Shortly before 4 o’clock a carriage ap
peared at tho jail into which Harper and
the Deputy Marshals entered and were
driven to tho Central passenger depot.
There was a small gathering of people there
to see him enter toe train, but the deputies
avoided the front entrance and en
tered the depot from the west end.
He was placed in a parlor car of the Mid
land train in the smoking compartment, and
the curtains drawn. Here Miss Matthews
joined him, accompanied by her father and
her brother. A crowd gather* and about tho
car and waited until the train moved out.
At 4:05 o’clock the great head Of the once
famous Fidelity Bank, was on his . way to
the Ohio penitentiary at Columbus.
He Claims that He Can Make More
Money than Hia Place Pays Him.
Washington, Dec. 12.—Eugene Higgins
will leave the Treasury Department by Jan.
1. He resigns to go into private business, on
the ground that ha can make more in it
than the $2,500 a year he receives now as
Appointment. Clerk. He would have resigned
long ago if it had not been for the nows
papers. He. took the office originally as a
temporary thing to please Secretary Man
ning, who wanted anew Appointment
Clerk in a hurry. Higgins wanted an office
in Baltimore, so that ho <vuld live
home and attend to his private busi
ness without inconvenience, but before
he could resign the newspapers
began to talk about him, and feeling that
he would be unwise to resign under fire he
held on. Nothing baa been said about him
for sometime now so that bo feels that he
ram get out gracefully. The office is one of
minor importance, finder this administra
tion the Appointment Clerk does not appoint.
He only record* appointments,
o.nnlaton’B Car Works.
Anniston, Ala., Dec. 12.—A cable from
London announce* that the United States
Rolling Stock Company lias decided to in
crease its capital stock from $3,000,000 to
$4,000,000, and to build at Anniston a large
car works, including a rolling mill and
foundry, capable of turning out twenty
cars a day. The work* will employ 1,000
men, and will disburse SIO,OOO a day for
lalnir and material.
A List of Those Whom M. Tirard Will
Gather About Him.
Paris, Dee. 12. —The Journal. Official
to-morrow will publish a list of the new
Cabinet as follows :
M. Tirard, President of the Council, Min
ister of Finance and Minister of Posts and
Telegraphs; M. Faiiliere, Minister of Jus
tice; M. Flourens, Minister of Foreign
Affairs; M. SiUden, Minister of the Interior;
M. Dautresme, Minister of Commerce; M.
Loubet, Minister of Public Works; M. do
Mahy, Minister of Marino; M. Viette, Min
ister of Agriculture; M. Faye, Minister of
Public Instruction. A Ministry of War
has not yet been tilled, The portfolio has
boon offered to Gen. Logerot.
Tlie new Cabinet is a moderate Republi
can body. M. Tirard is opposed to auton
omy of Paris and to [separation of church
Gen. logerot is commander of the Eighth
army'corps, with headquarters at Bourgeois.
He distinguished himself in the Tunisian
Gen. Logerot has accepted the war port
folio of tlie new Cabinet. MM Tirard,
Fnlliere, Faye, DeMahy, Loubet and
Dautresme belong to the union of the Lett,
and MM. Sarien and Viette belong to the
more advanced group. MM. Flourens and
Logerot are members of the Chamber of
PRESIDENT CARNOT’S MESSAGE.
Tho new Cabinet had a meeting at the
Elysoe Palace Ibis evening, when President
Carnot read his message to Parliament.
The message is lengthy, and refers to politi
cal questions, pointing out the path which
the President would like to see Parliament
enter. After reminding the members of
the Chambers that his election was due to a
spirit of conciliation produced among the
members of Congress, he expresses the hope
that the same sentiment will continue to
prevail in both houses. The passage relate
n g to France’s foreign policy is couched in
most pacific terms. The ('abinet’s reply to
the message will declare that tho govern
ment’s desire is to commence tho Exhibition
year with peace abroad and concord at
homo, and will demand as a question of
confidence, three provisional credits.
President Carnot’s message dwells upon
the necessity' of slow, cautious reforms, tho
danger of Utopian projects, and the im
portance of setting aside all violence, and
uniting Frenchmen in one party movement.
The President concludes with a promise that
he will use every effort to show liimsolf
worthy of tho honor done him.
WILSON TO BE WHITEWASHED.
London, Dec. 13, 4 a. m.—The Times'
Paris dispatch this morning says that tlie
Judges will give their decision in the
Wilson case to-morrow, dismissing the
charges against M. Wilson on the ground
that no offense against the law has been
AUBERTIN A LUNATIC.
His Examination Postponed — Con
gratulations to Ferry.
Paris, Dec. 12. —Aubertin, the man who
shot M. Ferry Saturday, was before the
Judge to-day. He showed symptoms of
lunacy and his examination was postponed.
M. Ant ine, a well-known Representa
tive from Metz in the German Reichstag,
has telegraphed M. Ferry that the attempt
upon his life has aroused the indignation of
M. Ferry has received over 10,000 cards,
letters and telegrams. All the foreign
diplomatic representatives have sent con
gratulatory notes. Many telegrams have
been recei ved from Alsace-Lorraine.
At a meeting of the Revolutionists in the
Salle Levis to-night resolutions were
adopted expressing approval of Aubertiu’s
attempt on the life of M. Ferry.
M. Ferry has almost entirely recovered
from his wounds.
IRISH TO BUY THEIR HOLDINGS.
The Duke of Abercorn Sells to Them
on the Twenty-Year Plan.
London, Dec. 12. —After friendly nego
tiations, three hundred farmers have bought
their holdings in the Duke of Abercorn’s
estates, in Tyrone and Donegal, on the
twenty-years' purchase, under the Ash
bourne act. The amount involved is £300,-
000, and the sale reduced the Duke of Aber
corn’s estates one-third.
A NEWS AGENT SENTENCED TO ONE MONTH.
Dublin, Dec. 12. —A news agent named
O’Rourke has been sentenced to a month’s
imprisonment at hard labor for selling
copies of the Cork Herald containing re
ports of suppressed branches of the league.
Troops Necessary to Make Them
Obey the Rules.
Moscow, Dec. 12.—The disturbances cre
ated by the students of the university here
have become so serious that the lectures
have been suspended, and meetings of
students are forbidden. In a recent fracas
between the students and a body of troops
one student was killed and several were
wounded. Hundreds of others were ar
rested. Cossacks patrol the city night and
day. An etqiecialfy heavy force is stationed
around the university. The troubles have
no connection with politics, but uro due to
the objection of tho students to certain new
rules which have been adopted by the uni
versity. The university has lieeti closed.
The agitation among the students of the
University has extended to the Agricultural
Academy. Troops surround both build
ings. A serious outbreak is threatened.
England and the Allies.
Berlin, Dec. 12.—The Kreuz /.tilling
asserts on authority that England, in the
event of war, will send a fleet to operate in
the Baltic, and will protect the coast of
Italy. The consent of Parliament,, says tho
paper, will not Is* asked until the moment
comas for putting the agreement into effect.
AUSTRIA WILL RESIST PROVOCATION.
Vienna, Dec. 12.— The Prslher Lloyd
publishes reports from Galician papers of
•further Russian military movements and
says: "If this is her reply to tho notifica
tion of Austria's policy, Russia will soon
learn that Austria will resist provocation.”
Germany and Samoa.
London, Dec. 12.— Advices from Hamoa,
under date of Nov. 30, state that the Ger
mans coutinue to occupy the Islands. Apia
is quiet. The position of Tamasesc, wiio
was declared King by the German* after
the deposition of King Malietoa, is woak.
The majority of the natives have paid the
poll tax. __
Morley Seriously 111.
London, Dec. 12.— John Morley U seri
ously ill with an affection of the liver. AH
his political engagement* have been can
celled. lie is greatly pro.-trated and has
been growing weaker siuce last evening.
Leipsic, Dec. 12.—Herr Cabbanes, a sub
altern official at Htrasburg, has pleaded
guilty to a charge of revealing official docu
ments to France. He d* awl that he was
not aware of the gravity of bis offense.
FELL PREY TO THE! FLAMES.
3,00 J Ba’es of Ootton Burned In an
London, Dec. 12,—Fire to day destroyed
a warehouse at Bootle, containing 8,000 tales
of cotton. The need and oil mills at Drif
field have been destroyed by tire. The loss
A Him BLAZE AT CHICAGO.
Chicago. Dec. 12.—A threatening con
flagration broke out about 7:80 o'clock to
night in the very centre of the most valua
ble I nisi nt property in Chicago. The
flames wore flint noticed shooting from the
windows of the wholesale boot and shoe es
tablishment of Phelps, Dodge it Palmer,
corner of Adams street and Fifth avenue.
The establishment occupied a quarter of a
square, and was a solid-looking live story
pile of masonry anil iron, but the upper
floors succumbed with astonishing rap dity.
The building was owned by E. H. Shel
don. Its value is placed at #IOO,OOO. The
structure is a total loss, and the goods tn it
are to be classed likewise. It is bard to
estimate the loss on tho stock. The firm
had sold out their winter stock, and had
fitted out every floor with spring goods.
Mr. Phelps estimated his insurance at be
tween $500,000 and $600,000, distributed
among a number of companies.
AN EDITOR SHOT.
A Bank President the Man Who Pulled
New Iberia, La., Dee. 13.—Yesterday a
difficulty occurred between W. B. Mer
chant, President of the Merchants Ex
change hank and formerly Postmaster at
New Orleans, and T. B. Lawton,
editor of the New Iberia Enterprise. A
short time after the Pattersonville
riot, Mr. Merchant wrote an article for a
Chicago paper, giving his views of the
trouble, and of the condition of laborers in
this section. This article Mr. Lawton re
produced in tho Enterprise, and a newspa
nr controversy of considerable bittornoss
lowed. The last article from Mr. Mer
chant appeared Saturday. Yesterday
morning ns Mr. Lawton was stand
ing in a store doorway with several others,
Mr. Merchant passed by. Mr. Lawton
advanced toward him for the purpose of
making au explanation. Before he spoke,
Mr. Merchant fired at him, the tall striking
him in tho chest and inflicting a slight
wound. Mr. Lawton had no weapon. After
tiring Mr. Merchant ran down the street,
and meeting the Sheriff, surrendered. He
was shortly afterward released on tail Mr,
Merchant gives as an excuse for tho shooting
that he thought Mr. Lawton intended to
strike him with a cane which he carried.
POUNDED BY A PLUG-UGLY.
Dr. Mumford, of the Kansas City Times,
Suffers for an Editorial.
Kansas City, Dec. 12.—Dr. Morrison
Mumford, editor of the Times, was assault
ed here this morning by Edward Corrigan,
the horseman. The difficulty occurred on
the corner of Missouri avenue and Main
street. Corrigan approached the Doctor from
the rear, and seizing his right arm, dealt
him a powerful blow in the eye. He then
knocked him down and struck him several
times more before he released his victim.
Corrigan took Dr. Mumffird’s pistol from
his pocket and walked away with it. Dr.
Mumford’s injuries consist of two scalp
wounds and several bruises and cuts on tho
face. He was conveyed to bis homo in a
carriage. The cause of the assault is sup
posed to be an editorial published in the
Times on Nov. 15, in which Corrigan
was unmercifully scrogged for his attack
tho previous day on Thomas Mosier, a limes
reporter. Mosier has just recovered from
the beating he then received. A civil actiou
is now pending against Corrigan.
SWAMPED BY A MULE.
A White and a Colored Man Lose
1 heir Lives at a Ferry.
Raleigh, N. G\, Dec. 12.—Edward Morse
(white) and a colored man named Hinton
were drowned in Neuse river in this* city
yesterday. They with five others were
crossing the river in a ferry boat. Morse
had a mule on the boat. When
near the middle of the stream
the mule became restless and
stamped the bottom out of the boat. All
hands sank. Morse was swimming to the
tank when Hinton, who could not swim,
seized bis ankle, and holding on with a death
grip, both were drowned. All the others,
with the mule, got out safely.
Hunters Kill Each Other.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 12.—W. H.
Grintor, a well-known stock man of Mun
cie. Kan., end W. H Raqua, a prominent
and wealthy citizen of Ft. Bcott, were hunt
ing in the wilds of Ozark county, Katur
day. Mr. Kaona mistook Mr. Grinter’s head
for a wild turkey and sent a load of buck
shot into him. Mr. jGrinter, supposing it
had been done purposely, became enraged
and returned the fire, killing Mr. Kaqua
instantly. Mr. Orinter died naif an hour
Went Him $ 10,000 Better.
Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 12.—A special to
the Advance from Roanoke says: “In the
case of Bartholomew vs. the liorer Iron
Company, in which the sale of the entire
property had been made to William Welch
for S2S,(MX), un upset bid was filed this
morning in the Hustings Court by Clarence
M. Clark, of Philadelphia, of $35,000,
whereupon the sale to Welch was not con
Taxes on Drummers to be Enforced.
Austin, Tex., Dec. 12.—Regardless of
the recent decision of the Federal Court at
dalveston declaring the Htate law taxing
foreign drummers to be unconstitutional,
the State Comptroller has issued fresh in
structions to the county officials ordering
them to enforce the law until it is repealed
by the legislature, or until Congress by
special enactment denies the right of the
(state to impose such taxes.
Mrs John Jacob Astor Dead.
New York, Dec. 12.—Mrs. John Jacob
Astor died to-night. Hhe was well known
for almost boundless charity. Hhe was the
daughter of Thomas 8. Gibbs, who lives at
No. 110 Fifth avenue, and who was for
merly a planter of South Carolina It was
she who presented the famous Ellsworth
Zouaves with their stand of colors in 1861.
Lynchburg, Va., Dec 12.—Frank Moss,
an extensive cattle dealer of Tazewell
county, yesterday murdered a colored mail
carrier on the route to Burks’ Garden, Moss
had just returned from the Eastern markets,
where he had sold a large lot of cattle and
was crazy from n spree. He has been
placed in a lunatic asylum.
Twenty-five Lives Lost.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12—Advices have
been received here of the foundering at sea
in October, when seven day* from this port,
of the strainer Alfred Watts, Johnson, mas
ter, from Pailadelphia to Hiogo, Japan,
with oil. Only tw.> person* were saved out
of twenty seven. They have been lauded
j 4 CENTS A COPY, f
DEATH OF A DESPERADO.
HE WAS THE TERROR OF BREVARD
The Leader of a Posse Sent to Arrest
Him ' for Assaulting a Lady Shot
Dead on Demanding 1 His Surrender--
A Second Posso Turns the Tables—
He Had Killed Four Men Previously.
Titusville, Fla., Due. 13. —A telegram
giving the particulars of the killing of Frank
i-afiest by George Lord, on Nov. 27, and the
subsequent killing of Lord by a posse, on
Dee. 7, has just been received from Bt.
Lucie, over the government tel
egraph line. On Nov. 36 Jus
tice J. F. Bell gave Frank Latest
of St. Lucie river a warrant for the arrest
of -George Lord, charged with assault with
intent to rape upon tho person of a married
lady some time prior on Sebastian river.
On the night of Nov. 27 Latie-st with three
Hendry boys as a posse went to the house of
William Gore to arrest Lord.
Latiest demanded his surrender. Lord re
plied that he would die first, and sprang to
the door with a double-barreled shotgun
loaded with buckshot, and fired a charge
into Lafiewt’s left breast, killing him iu
stautly. Lord sprang into the swamp close
by and escaped. A posse was or
ganized under J. T. Bell at
once, and gave pursuit. Hearing
that Lord, with liis wife, and child eight
years old, was in tho vicinity of Fort Bas
senger, the pursuers headed him off, and
concealed in tho scrub, awaited his ap
proach. When within thirty yards of tho
posse. Lord was commanded four times to
halt, but disregarded the command. When
ordered the fifth time to halt, he smiled,
cocked his gun, and surveyed the thicket
whore the posse was concealed.
HIS DESERTS AT LAST.
Discovering a young man named Carroll
Houston, he raised his gun to shoot, when
a rifle ball fired by one of the posse hit his
pistol in his breast pocket, but inflicted no
injury. A charge from a shotgun a second
later struck Lord in tho face, killing him
instantly. Lord was well armed, and
his wife, who was standing back
of him when he was killed snys he preferred
death to arrest, and hail resolved to seU life
as dearly as possible. He was a desperate
outlaw who boasted of having killed four
men and escaping unpunished each time.
He was buried where killed.
CO JK WON’T HANG.
The Volueia Jury Recommends Him to
the Mercy of the Court.
Titdsvtlle, Fla., Dec. 12.—The trial of
C. R. Cook for the killing of G. R. Hoyt in,
this place, on Aug. 26, which has been in
progress for several weeks at Enterprise,
resulted late Saturday night in a verdict of
guilty of murder in the first degree, with a
recommendation for nit icy. A change of
venue wus granted at tho last term of the
District Court bore, upon the ground that a
fair and imparl lai trial could not l>e had in
Brevard county. This action by the court
excited severe criticism by the people, who,
knowing the proverbial I uiency of Volusia
county juries, feared acquittal. The verdict
is received here with some surprise and gen
eral approval, save the mercy clause.
STORY OF THE CRIME.
August 26, Cook, armed with a revolver
and loailed with whisky, sought and found
Ilnyt, whom he did not know, and asked
him if his name vas Hoyt. Receiving an
affirmative reply, ne accused Hoyt’s wife
of having disturbed him the night before
with puuio playing at her house, and
threatening him ivjth (loath should it be re
jiealed. Hoyt calmly replied that his wife’s
sister was the performer, that
he was not responsible for it, and
not aware that any one was
being disturbed. Cook gave him the lie,
drew his revolver and shot him dead. This
is the testimony of the only witness of the
deed. Cook was prom ply arrested, and
narrowly escaped lynching by the enraged
citizens, who had long patiently borne with
his imperious conduct. The defense made
by Cook on the trial was insanity resulting
from long contitied excess in the use or
ENDING IHE WOOLFOLK CASE.
Solicitor General Hardeman to Make
the Concluding Argument.
Macon, Ga., Dec. 12.— The testimony in
the Woolfolkcase was concluded late this
afternoon. Nothing of importance was In
troduced, the time being mostly occupied in
discussing technical points and in offering
testimony in rebuttal. At i :45 o’clock the
opening argument for the prosecution was
begun. At 6 o’clock a recess was taken
until 7 o'clock. Attorney Guerry concluded
his argumont at 0 o’clock, and was followed
by Attorney Walker for the defense. He
will conclude to-morrow morning, and will
be followed by Attorney Rutborfprd for the
defense, Solicitor Hanlemun concluding.
Officers Corner Them in a Cabin and
Kill One in a Charge.
Chattanoooa, Dec. 12.—Three officers,
Baker, Griffith and Howell, made a raid
this morning at Dayton, Tenn., on a gang
of outlaws fortified in a cabin, a mile from
town. The gang opened Are on the officers
as they approached. Tho desperadoes were
armed with rifles and shotguns, but as soon
as the first round was tired the officers
charged the cabin, knocked down the door,
and captured three prisoners, shooting one
of them, J. Carahan, through the heart.
State Supreme Court Decisions.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 12.—The following
Supreme Court decisions were handed down
J. Si. Smith vs. J. D. Cunningham et al.:
from Bartow. Affirmed.
Fremont Cultivator Company vs. Wil
liam McCamy; from Murray. Reversed.
P, Heavner vs. E. J. Salger et al.; from
Plicßnix Insurance Company vs. T. N.
Fulton; from Bartow. Affirmed.
The Cherokee circuit was concluded to
Philadelphia’s Bucket Shops.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13.—Some of the
bucket shop Stock Exchanges resumed busi
ne.su to-day, notwithstanding that the pro
prietors are under bail to answer a charge
of conducting an illegitimate business. They
arc seeking the advice of counsel and intend
to contest in court.
Pushing On a Railroad.
New Orleans, Dec. 12.—A special from
Aberdeen, Miss., to the Times-Democrat,
says: “This afternoon the Kansas City,
Memphis and Birmingham railroad waa
completed to the bridge across the Tomhig
bee river. The bridge will be completed
within two .lavs." __ -
ji-ort Comes High.
London. Dec. 12.—Tickets for the Sul
livan Mitehed prize tight are selling at £oo.