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FEDERAL LINES OF WIRE
PROVISIONS OP SENATOR CUL
Trunk Lines Which Are to be Con
structed First and the Cities they
Will Touch—s4,ooo,ooo Named as
the Sum to Start With—The Proposed
Washington, Dec. 13.—The postal tele
graph bill introduced by Senator Cullom
to-day establishes the United States Postal
Telegraph as the part of the postal system
of the United States, and for the purpose
of inaugurating the system provides that
the following telegraph trunk lines
shall first be constructed: One from
Washington, D. C., to Portland, Me.;
one from • Washington to Minneapolis;
one from York to Cleveland;
one from Pittsburg to Topeka, Kan., via
Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St.
Louis and Kansas City: one from Toledo to
Detroit; one from Washington to Galveston
via Richmond, Charlotte, Columbia, Au
gusta, Atlanta, Montgomery and New Or
leans; one from Chicago to St. Louis; one
from Chicago to San Francisco and one
from Cheyenne to Denver.
Postal telegraph offices are to be opened
at the places named, and at all intermediate
points at which first, second or third class
post offices are established. Branch lines,
it provides, shall be constructed from time
to time as appropriations therefor are made
by Congress, the intention being to connect
it with all cities where the postal free de
livery system prevails, but no additional
facilities are to be provided in States already
connected with trunk lines until postal
telegraph offices have been established in
every State and Territory. The system is
to be constructed in straight lityss as near as
practicable, but regard is to be taken of
cities that will afford the best telegraphic
facilities to the public. Lines are to be con
structed by the engineer corps of the army
and then transferred to the custody of the
The poles are to be of iron, the wires of
copper and all other materials of the best
character, eight wires are to be strung on
the line from New York to Chicago, and
four upon the other lines. The Secretary
of War is authorized to use the military
service lines of the United States as far as
expedient, and also to make all necessary
condemnations of lands or buildings at
fair compensation. All disputes as to what
is fair compensation are to be
settled by the Court of Claims.
The Secretary is further authorized to
construct, take and use all machinery and
devices, not including telegraph lines,
whether patented or not, as shall lie deemed
necessary, the compensation to be deter
mined in the same manner as the condem
nations of land. The sums of moneys nec
essary for this purpose are appropriated by
The rate of 10c. for each twenty words,
and fie. for each additional ten words is fixed
for distances under 500 miles, and an addi
tional rate of sc. for each 250 miles over
500. A night rate of 25c. and a day rate of
75c. is fixed for each 100 words transmitted
for newspapers, except that where the same
dispatch is dropped at mere than one office,
the ratio shall be 25c. and 50c. respectively.
The office of Director General of
Telegraphs is created as part of
the Post Office Department. It is
made the duty of the Postmaster General
to report to Congress, after the passage of
the act, a plan for complete organization of
the postal telegraph system, with detailed
estimates of the men and money needed.
Before the system is put. into operation and
the employes selected, examinations are to
lie held by the Civil Service Commission to
determine the fitness of the applicants.
Four million dollars is appropriated for the
location and construction of the telegraph
lines provided for by the act.
The introduction of half a dozen bills on
the subject, including one by Mr. Edmunds,
and the struggle as to whether a special
committee shall consider them or the Com
mittee on the Post Office, indicates the
interest take# by the Senate in the proposal
postal telegraph. It is probable that the
Senate will pass a bill establishing a postal
telegraph. It would be beaten, however,
in the House.
MAYOR LESTER STANDS OUT.
He Refuses to Sign the Dead to the
Washington, Dec. .13. —The report of
District Attorney Guerry upon the title to
the barracks property, selected as a site for
Savannah’s new public building, has arrived
at the Department of Justice. It fills twen
ty-five foolscap pages. It reviews the his
tory of the site and describes the interests
of * the different owners. It states
that all the owners except Mayor
Lester will unite in the conveyance to the
United States. There are judgements
against some of the owners, he states, which
might he liens on the property. Some of
these are outlawed. Some he considers
valid. He is informed by Capt. Purse that
the latter will be cleared off. Mr. Guerry
does not give the names or amounts.
MAYOR LESTER’S CLAIM.
He says that Mayor Lester claims that he
is not a corporator, but a tenant in common.
If Mayor Lester will not join in the con
veyance or submit his claims to arbitra
tion, the District Attorney suggests
that Congress condemn Mayor Les
ter’s interest, so as to secure an
undisputed title. Mr. Norwood said to-day
that he must wait until tfie Attorney Gen
eral had read and passed upon the report
before he did anything. If it then seemed
necessary he would intnxiuce a bill to
authorize the condemnation of Mayor Les
ter’s interest. He says that would lie easily
Passed. If Mayor Lester's acquiesces, Mr.
Norwood will try to get through both
Houses a resolution appropriating SIOO,OOO
so that, work may be commenced as soon as
RIVERS AND HARBORS.
States Interested to be Represented
on the Committee.
Washington, Dec. 13.—A number of the
Democratic Representatives from the South
Atlantic States, called on Speaker Carlisle
this morning and asked him to give the
South Atlantic States representation on the
Rivers and Harbors Committee. They
pointed out to him that in the last Congress
these States had no representative on teat,
committee, in spite of their important
river and harbor interests, and they asked
him to appoint George D. Wise
cf V irginia and Charles Dougherty, of
Florida, to represent them on that eommit
t*e in the present House. The Speaker
t>aid these States shall certainly he repre
sented on the committee, and intimated a
to appoint the gentlmen named
ja it could be done.
A Lighthouse for Dog Island.
Washington, Dec. 18.— A bill was intro
duced in the Senate to-day by Mr. Call ask
ing an appropriation of $40,000 for the erec-
Lun of a lighthouse on Dog Island, Fla.
IN SENATE AND HOUSE
The Committee on Elections Chosen
by the Latter Body.
Washington, Dec. 13.— 1n the Senate to
day, after the presentation of a large num
ber of petitions, Mr. Morrill, from the Com
mittee on Finance, reported back the Sen
ate bill to credit and pay to the several
States and Territories ami to the District of
Columbia all moneys collected under the
direct tax act of Aug. 5, 1861. It was put
on the calendar.
Mr. Ingalls introduced bills to remove the
limitation in the payment of arrears of pen
sions; granting arrears in certain eases to
those pensioned by special acts of Congress;
for the condemnation of land on Rock creek,
District of Columbia, for a park.
A number of other bills were introduced,
among them the following:
By Mr. Hoar—A constitutional amend
ment for extension of the Congressional
term till the last Tuesday in April.
By Mr. Cullom —To amend the interstate
commerce act. Also for the establishment
and operation of a United States postal
By Mr. Reagan—For a conference of
American nations on a common standard
Mr. Piatt offered a resolution to amend
the rules so that hereafter the Senate shall
consider and act upon treaties and execu
tive nominations in open session, except
when otherwise ordered. The resolution
was referred to the Committee on Rules.
Mr. Dolph cal led up the bill introduced by
him yestei'dhy to provide for fortification
and other sea coast defenses, and after a
brief speech upon its merits, moved refer
ence of the bill to the Committee on Coast
Line Defenses. The bill was so referred,
and the Senate at 1:30 o’clock adjourned.
In the House.
In the House to-day a large number of
executive communications were laid before
the House by the Speaker, and appropriate
ly referred, and at 12:40 o’clock the House
took a recess until 1 o’clock.
After the recess, Sneaker Carlisle having
called Mr. Mills, of Texes, to the chair, Mr.
Cannon, of Illinois, t 1, red a resolution de
claring that the following named gentlemen
shall constitute the Committee on Elections:
Messrs. Crisp (Chairman), O’FerralJ, Outh
waito, Barry, Marsh, Heard, Johnson, of
North Carolina, O’Neil, of Indiana. Moore,
Rowell, Houk. Cooper, Lyman, Johnson, of
Indiana, and Lodge. The resolution was
The Speaker, having resumed the Chair,
directed all papers in the various contested
election cases to be referred to the commit
tee just elected, and then the House, at 1:10
o’clock, adjourned until Friday.
Chandler Wants to Run Congressional
Elections in Four States.
Washington, Dec. 13.—Senator Chandler
has introduced a bill to regulate the holding
of Congressional elections in South Caro
lina, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. It
provides for the appointment by the Presi
dent, with the advice and consent of the
Senate, of four supervisors of election
for each Congressional district in the
States to which the measure ap
plies, who are required to sub-divide
the district into a sufficient number of vot
ing precincts. In each precinct the Circuit
Court of the United States is to appoint
four inspectors and two poll clerks, who are
to make registration of the voters and con
duct Congressional elections. The super
visors are to act as a canvassing board, to
receive returns from the inspectors and
ascertain and declare the result of the elec
tion. The supervisors, inspectors and
poll clerks are to be divided equally between
the two principal political parties. The
measure is made applicable only to the
States of South Carolina, Florida, Missis
sippi and Louisiana. It is elaborately
drawn and contains minute provisions
governing the whole matter of registration
aud the conduct of elections, together with
penalties for election frauds.
To an Associated Press reporter who
asked for an explanation of the theory ami
purpose of the bill, Mr. Chandler said it
was drawn under that clause of the consti
tution which provides that the times, places
and manner of holding elections for Repre
sentatives in Congress shall bo prescribed in
each State by the Legislature thereof, but
Congress may by law make or alter
such regulations. He said the constitu
tional power is ample either to pass
a general law for all the States, one appli
cable to a number of States, or a special
law in respect to any particular State. In
reply to a query as to his purpose in limit
ing the operation of the measure to the four
States named, he said: '‘lt is my desire to
secure, if possible, the passage of a
national ejection law in those States where
there is manifest and avowed suppression of
the Republican suffrage. In Louisiana the
Democratic leaders declare their intention
not to allow colored people to vote the Re
publican ticket, and have also assorted their
intention to settle this question without the
slightest regard to Northern sentiment on
the subject. Hence I think that both
Northern sentiment and interest should lead
to the passage of laws to limit the suppres
sion of suffrage to elections for State offi
cers, and give us free suffrage for national
Mr. Chandler said his measure did not
cover Presidential elections, for the reason
that the constitution gave no authority for
it. He expressed a belief that the bill, or a
similar one, will pass the Senate, and he
hopos that it may pass the House.
He Wanted to be Chairman of the
Pacific Railroads Committee.
Washington, Deo. 13.—Mr. Crisp, of
Georgia, had a very good reason for trying
to get out of tho chairmanship of the Com
mittee on Elections when the caucus put it
upon him yesterday in his desire to take
the chairmanship of the Committee on
Pacific Railroads, which he was almost
certain to get and for which ho is so well
prepared. He knows more ahout the
Pacific railroads than any other Democrat
except Mr. Outhwaita, of Ohio, who
has also been placed on the
Elections Committee. There is some talk of
giving Mr. Cr:sp both chairmanships. The
probability is that. Mr. Out waito will now
be made chairman of the Pacific Railroads
Committee. Mr. Turner, of Georgia,
former chairman of the Elections Commit
tee, will go either on the Ways and Means
or Judiciary Committee.
Esmond and O’Connor.
Washington, Dec. 13.—Sir Thomas
Esmond and Sir Arthur O’Connor, Irish
members of Parliament, will arrive here to
morrow night. They will address a meet
ing in Masonic Hall, over which Senator
Ingalls is to preside and at which Senators
Sherman, Dolph, Representatives Collins,
McAdoo and others are to speak. Thursday
night they are to he ( given a dinner at
Chamberlin’s by the Irish-Ameriean mem
bers of Congress.
Faulkner to be Seated.
Washington, Dec. 13.—The Senate Com
mittee on Privileges and Elections has de
cidedly unnniinously to seat Mr. Faulkner,
of West Virginia-
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1887.
FICKLENESS OK FRANCE.
A BELIEF THAT THE NEW GOV
ERNMENT WILL FALL IN A MONTH.
President Carnot Threatened to Resign
if M. Tirard Refused to Form a Min
istry—The President’s Message Sent
to the Chamber and Well Received—
Paris, Dec. 13. —The formation of the
Tirard Ministry was brought about by the
threats of President Carnot to resign if M.
Tirard refused to go ahead with the task.
It is now called “Carnot’s Cabinet.” The
organs of M. Clemenceau and other radical
organs, make violent attacks on the new
government, which, it is expected, will col
lapse after the holidays.
President Carnot’s message was sent to
the Chambers to-day. In it he says that he
is fully sensible of the honor conferral upon
him by his election to the Presidency, and
of the great duties entrusted to him. His
appointment clearly proclaims that Parlia
ment has resolved to put aside
all causes for disagreement, and that regard
for the vital interests of the country
and legitimate influences abroad calls for a
union of all representative devoted to the
nation and animated by common patriot
ism. For him, upon whom has fallen the
honor of uniting the suffrages of the differ
ent sections, the first duty is to show that he
himself is penetrated with a spirit of con
cord. The government will, therefore, en
deavor to facilitate harmony by calling
upon the members of the Legislature to
work on common ground for the moral and
material interests of the nation.
PROMISE OF PROGRESS.
With appeasement, security and confi
dence the government hopes to assure to
the country steady progress and practical
reforms calculate! to encourage industry,
strengthen credit and produce a .revival of
business. Preparations are living made for
the great industrial exhibition in 1889, The
government desires to give consideration
to measures affecting labor, public hygiene
and national thrift, and it specially wishes
to study and improve the financial condi
tion so as to effect an equilibrium between
the revenue and expenditure and to simplify
the administrative and judicial systems.
The government is also solicitous to give a
large share of attention to the land and soa
A PLEDGE TO EUROPE.
It is for the Chambers, continues the mes
sage, to endow the government with power
to execute this programme, which will pre
pare for the country a lasting era of peace
ful and fruitful activity, and thus give Eu
rope a precious pledge of the ardent desire
of France to strengthen the general peace
and assist in the developing of good rela
tions between the powers. Strong in your
support the government will be a vigilant
and resolute guardian of the constitution
and laws of France. Thus, respected, broad
and calm and prosperous at home, the na
tion will bo able to prepare actively for a
fiting celebration ot the great coming cen
The message was well received. Alter it
had been read the Chambers adjourned till
M. Tirard, Prime Minister, will introduce
a bill asking for a provisional budget for
The Bourse was firm to-day until the
close, when it became weak on rumors of a
The Court of Arraignment has pro
nounced that no case has been established
against M. Wilson, ex-President Gravy’s
son-in-law, in connection with the decora
tion scandals. The charges against him
have therefore been dropped.
The charges against Gragnon and Goron,
in connection with the decoration scandals,
have also been dismissed. Mme. Limeouzin
has been mulcted for the costs of the trial.
The Senate has proclaimed the expulsion
of Gen. D’Andlau, on the ground that he is
liable to arrest if he attempts to sit in the
Paris, Dec. 14, 4 a. m. —Premier Tirard,
in an interview yesterday, said: “You
know I am not a politician by profession,
but a man of business. I desire to turn my
attention chiefly to commercial expansion
of trade and financial equilibrium, bidding
a truce to jiolitios, with which the country
is satiated. It was an attempt to make too
wide concentration that caused the failure
of all previous efforts to form a Cabinet.
I had, therefore, to strike an average. If
we are not venturesome reformers, we do
not dread progress, nor even certain re
forms. If we are provoked we shall defend
GERMAN EDITORS RESERVED.
Berlin, Dec. 13. —The German press is
reserved in its comments on th? French
Cabinet. The North German Gazette dubs
it “a business Ministry,” representing no
political idea. The Tagblatt is pleased that
M. Flourens retains the foreign portfolio.
An Address to Mgr. Persico in Circula
tion for Signatures.
London, Dec. 13. address to be
signed by many English Catholics will be
presented to Mgr. Persico, who was charged
by the Pope to make a personal investiga
tion of affairs in Ireland, assuring him of
their devotion to the Holy See, and express
ing hope tiiat his mission will result In in
ducing the Pope to assist in obtaining for
Ireland a fulfillment of her national aspira
tions. The address will repudiate the ac -
tions of those English Catholics who have
adopted a course of bitter aud uncompro
mising hostility towards Ireland. The ad
dress has already been signed by the Mar
quis of Ripon, Lord Ashburniiam, Lord
Orard, and other prominent gentlemen, and
is now lieing circulated for signatures
among the Catholics of England.
Germany's Duty on Wheat.
Berlin, Dee. 13.—The Reichstag, after a
debate which lasted seven hours, rejected
the proposal of the government, to raise the
tax on wheal and rye to 6 marks. The vote
was 233 against and 108 in favor of t u e
measure. A proposal to make the duty 5
marks was adopted by a vote of 213 .to 126.
An Ambassador in Disgrace.
London, Dec, 13.—The fall Mntl Gazette
says that Gen. Willoughby, until recently
Ambassador of Madagascar, in London was
convicted on his return to Madagascar of
the embezzlement of £12,000, and sentenced
to imprisonment for an indefinite period.
Convicted of Smuggling.
Liverpool. Dec. 13.—Harris Goldstein,
Isaac Wolfe and Adolf Hilverstem, the latter
a New York detective, have been convicted
of smuggling tobacco into Liverpool
inside baleH of cotton, and have been fined
Retrenchment in Hawaii.
San Francisco, Dei.'. 13.—Advices from
Honolulu are to the effect that the newly
elected legislature has cut down the salaries
of all the HUite officials, and has aho ma
terially reduced the King's salary.
A Conference at Dublin Complair.a of
the Government’s Action.
Dublin, Dec. 13. —The Duke of Aborcorn
presided at a conference of landlords
held here to-day, and made a speech in
which ho condemned absenteeism. A dele
gation was appointed to submit to the gov
ernment that the land owners of
Ireland are entitled to coinpensa
tion for the losses sustained through
the action of the government in reducing
rente to a greater extent than was justified
by economic causes, in depriving land own
ers of reversionary interest in occupancy of
the soil, in lessening the saleable and re
ceivable value of judicial rente and in de
priving land owners of the right to obtain
the best rent a solvent tenant, was able to
pay in open market. The delegation will
claim that the land owners are
entitled to a direct pecuniary grant
to compensate them for their
losses, and to indirect relief in the shape of
a grant to them of advances within limits
which would involve no risk to the govern
ment. Compulsory reduction of interest
on mortgages, they will insist, is unjust ami
impolitic, as it is impossible to distingui sli
between mortgages and family charges.
They will also urge simplification of the
methods of transfer, charging aud discharg
ing of land.
PYNE ELUDES THE POLICE.
Mr. Pyne, Member of Parliament who
has been barricaded in Lisflnny Castle, his
residence in County Waterford, resisting
the efforts of the police to arrest him, left
the castle early this morning, eluding the
police sentinels, and taking a car that was
a waiting him drove to some unknown
place. Tho police aro scouring the country
EARL GRANVILLE ON THE SITUATION.
London, Dec. 13. —The Eighty Club gave
a banquet to-night in honor of Earl Gran
ville. In a speech Lord Granville contend
ed that ttie reception given to Lord Harring
ton and Mr. Gosehen in Dublin was no test
of public opinion. Desertions had not de
stroyed tho Liberal party, which was en
dowed with enduring vitality carrying aloft
the banner of progress. The Liberals did
not wish to declare that the Dissidents were
beyond the pale of the party. On the con
trary they wished to bring ’ahout reunion.
But it was impossible to achieve reunion bv
a suspension of the Irish question. Not all
the power of Lord Salisbury and Mr. Glad
stone united could do that. [Hear!] If the
government undertook to settle tho Irish
question upon a reasonable basis of self
government, they would have the hearty
support of the Liberals. It would tie (letter
for the government to try to settle the Irish
question than to follow their present course,
which tended to take from the Irish all re
spect for the law.
Mr. Gladstone, in a letter to a Liberal
meeting at Dunoon, Scotland, says: “Shock
ing and painful discord is being created in
the name of union, as at one time the worst
crimes were committed in the name of liber
ty. The State of Ireland has grown .sadly
worse under the present government,
O’DONOVAN ROSSA’S SUCCESSOR
London, Dec. 14, 4 a. m. —The Times
states on the authority of a Pamellita who
stipulates that his name must not be dis
closed th t Dr. Williams, of New York,
succeeds O’Donovan Rossa in the leadership
of the extreme Nationalists in Now York,
and that Williams has a fund of £2OO,(XX)
at his disposal to organize assassinations
and dynamite explosions by sending to
England Irish-Amerioan agents who do not
work directly, but endeavor to
find among the criminals of the large towns
men to assassinate public men and conduct
dynamite explosions. These men are now
at work, and are well supplied with funds.
The Times' informant also states that 200
weight of dynamite has been stored secretly
in London, but he professes to tie unaware
of its exact locality. The Times hopos
that the police on the strength of this state
ment will be able to discover the dynamite.
England’s Fair Trade Agitation,
London, Dec. 13.—Lord Randolph
Churchill is the guest of Lord Harrington
at Hardwick Hall. It is reported that they
aro conferring a-, to the best means to meet
the fair trade agitation.
London, Dec. 13. —The Cabinet has de
cided to reassemble Parliament on Feb. 7.
The government will try to limit the debate
on the address in reply to the Queen’s speech
to one week.
Cigar Makers to Resume Work.
Havana, Dec. 13. —The cigar makers’
strike ended to-day and work will be re
sumed in all the factories to-morrow.
POWDERLY VERY ILL.
The General Execut ve Board in Ses
sion at Philadelphia.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 13. —General Master
Workman Powderly arrived here last night
from Philadelphia suffering from a violent
attack of hemorrhage. He was stricken
while journeying from Providence, R. 1.,
to Philadelphia. His condition last night
until early this morning was critical. No
one was aware of his illness but his imme
diate friends The attack is said to be more
serious than has been made public.
SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13.—At to-day’s
session of the General Executive Board of
tho Knights of Labor the question of grant
ing national district charters to three appli
cants now before the board, the Reading
railroad men, street ear employee and tex
tile workers, was again considered, and
after the adjournment it was stated
bv members of the board that
all three would be granted as soon as the
necessary preliminary forms had boon gone
through with. The board do not expect
that Mr. Powderly will be present at any
of the sessions this week, and possibly ho
will not be able to attend at all during this
A secret circular signed by General Mas
ter Workman Powderly is being received by
the Secretaries of the various local assem
blies throughout the country, together with
blank petitions to Congress in favor of the
establishment of governmental telegraph.
The circular embraces many of the t houghts
thrown out by General Master Workman
Powderly in a letter recently published, am>
recommends that work be’ now begun in
earnest in favor of the great scheme.
Life Lost In the Fire.
Chicago, Dei'. 13.—Late last night it was
rumored that the great fire in Pheljis, Dodge
& Palmer's Iks it and shoe rouse was attend
ed by lorn of life. It is said that at the time
the names burst from tho building several
persons were at work on the fifth floor, and
the rapid spread of the flames must have
cut off all means of escape. The watchman
of the building is missing. The origin of
the fire is a mystery. After the flames had
made a good deal of headway, a loud explo
sion was heard. Fire Marshal 8 wench
says he thinks it was a hot air explosion.
Dakota’s Vote on Division.
Bismarck, Dak., Dec. 13.—The official
statement of the vote of Dakota on the di
vision is: In North Dakota the majority
against division is exactly 10,000. In South
Dakota the majority for division is 13,398.
THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
HENRY S. IVES ARRESTED FOR
Misappropriation of a Check for SIOO,-
000 the Charge Against Him Har
per’s Trial at Cincinnati Followed by
that of Assistant Cashier Hopkins-
Heavy Failures at New York.
Cincinnati, Dec. 13.—Tho trial of Ben
jamin E Hopkins, late Assistant Cashier of
the Fidelity National Bank, began this
morning in the United States Court, Judge
Sage presiding alone. The court passed up
on the demurrers which had lieen argued,
and struck out six of the forty or fifty
counts which cover practically the same
acts. The indictment as it remains was
stated in substance to the defendant to lie
a charge of misapplication of funds of the
Fidelity National Bank and of making false
entries in the books of the bank, To this
the defendant pleaded not guilty. The
jurors summoned were then called and
sworn to answer questions touching thetr
fitness to serve on this trial. The slow
process of their examination then began.
Assistant District Attorney Rruoe conducts
the prosecution. Warner K. Bateman ap
pears for the defendant.
A GOOD RECORD.
Hopkins is attended by his son and two
daughters, and Mr. O’Keefe, his son-in-law.
He has been so well known in Cincinnati
by nearly all kinds of people that the court
room was again tilled with spectators. He
refers with pardonable pride to the fact that
in his long semi-public life here, this is the
first time a serious charge has lioen made
against him, and claims he can now prove
his innocence. The selection of the jury
was accomplished and the jury sworn before
the noon odjourhment,
Ten of the jurymen are farmers, one is
a stock dealer anil the twelfth is a liook
binder. Mr. Bateman demanded tho bill
of particulars of specific transactions upon
which all of the offenses named in tho first;
count is made. The court will rule on this
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL SHOW.
Mr. Bruce, for the government, then
stated that he extiectad to show that Hop
kins at one time had misappropriated SHOO,-
tKX) of the Fidelity Bank’s funds and $70,000
at another; that he had drawn checks for
large sums for which he had no funds to
draw upon, and that he hail made false en
tries on the books of the bank representing
$1,0(X),000 used in the Wiltshire wheat deal.
Mr. Bateman for the defense said that
they would prove that the defendant was
not aware of what was being done in the
bank, and that he signed improper drafts
when handed to him with others by Harper,
not knowing their nature.
DEALS IN WHEAT.
Frank A. Armstrong, now employed in
the Cincinnati post office, but recently a
broker, testified that in March last the de
fendant met him on ’Changeand inadean ap
pointment to meet him at Bowman’s, where
Hopkins arranged to have the witness buy
for him 100,000 bushels in Chicago on a 9c.
margin. The witness took the order and
Hopkins gave him a SIO,OtXI draft, of the
Fidelity Bank on the Metropolitan Bank of
Chicago. Hopkins said the deal was not
for himself, but for a strong party whom
he could not name. Chicago called for
margins and the witness sought Hopkins,
who could give him no answer until he saw
his principal, it was not until 11 or 11:30
o'clock that Hopkins to and him to sell out
the wheat, which he did, malting a loss of
$3,750. He paid the proceeds to Hopkins
in currency at the bank, at Hopkins’ re
A BROKER FROM CHICAGO.
John T. Snodgrass, of Chicago, a dealer
in grain and provisions, was next called.
He was asked to state a conversation he had
with Hopkins in February last here, but
the defense objected. The jury was sent
out while the court inquired what the tosti
mony was, and then ruled it competent
Mr. Mnodgrass went on to say that Hopkins
told him he was wanting someone in
Chicago to manage for a friend
of his who was amply able to
deal or “corner” wheat. “They,” as he
named his unknown backer or backers,
wanted to buy on a 2c. margin and, give
New York exchange at the close every day
as might be required by the state of tho
the market. The witness said he could not
close the arrangement until he went to Chi
cago and consulted his firm. The next day
he hail a telegram from Hopkins signed
“Ben” saying: “If you can comply with
our conversation buy a million bushels ot
May wheat, and a million more every cent
The witness said this conversation oc
curred on Feb. 22, Inst, and the telegram
was sent the next day. On cross-examina
tion, he said he did nothing on that order;
that he leplied to the telegram in person,
telling Hopkins that his firm wanted more
margin and must know who was his princi
pal. Hopkins suiii there were others who
would do business on the terms lie wished,
and so the matter dropped. The court then
IVES ARRESTED. •
He ie Charged With Grand Larceny In
Stealing a Check for SIOO,OOO.
New York, Dec. 13.— Henry 8. Ivee, of
the defunct banking firm of H. S. Ives &
Cos., wa# arrested about 4 o’clock this after
noon on a warrant which was issued on a
charge of grand larceny, made by Julius
Dexter, President of the Cincinnati, Ham
ilton and Dayton Railroad Company.
The affidavit of the complainant
alleges that on Juno 6, 1887, a draft drawn
by the First National Bank of
Cincinnati June 3, on the Western National
Bank of New York to the order of the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railway
Company for $100,(XX), indorsed by F. H.
Short, Assistant Treasurer of the company,
hail been stolen by Ives. The draft was
alleged to be tho projierty of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton find Dayton Railroad Com
pany. The draft hail lieen sent
to Ives as trustee of the company
to is; turned over to A. R. McKcen,
President of the Terre Haute and ludl an
apolis Railroad Company, In part payment
of $889,500, which was due to the Terre
Haute Railroad Company for stock pur
chased by tho Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton railroad. Ives, instead of indors
ing and delivering the draft to the order of
MoKecii as required, it is alleged, in
dorsed it to the order of Heury 8. Ives
& Cos., and deposited it with tho
American Exchange National Bank
of New York, to the credit of the firm.
Ives was taken to Police Court, where his
counsel claimed that the cose was one for
the civil courts. Ives said he did not exiiect
criminal proceedings. He was held in
S2S,(XX) bail for examination, his sister fur
nishing security. Ivee said he was not
CRr.SHES IN NEW YORK.
DeCaat.ro 8s Cos. Go to the Wall With
Liabilities of Nearly $1,000,000.
New York, Dec. 13.— The well-known
firm of I). de Castro & Cos., shipping and
commission i> ci-chants at Mo. 54 tv.ljfmv,
street, have failed, and Famandiue Fer
rusea, general partner, mode a general as-
] sigument to-day to Henry YV. Barnes, the
I firm’s confidential manager. The firm is
I composed of Fcrnandiuo Porrosea and Digo
Jde Castro and Joaquin de Cas'ro, both of
Paris, special partners. The two gentlemen
last named contributed $200,000 each as
special capital. This was renewed in June
for three years. The total capital of the
house was placed at $500,000. The firm was
looked upon as the most influential one in
the Colombian trade and for a time bad the
cream of South American and Central
American trade. The counsel for the linn
said that, the liabilities and assets, roughly
estimated, were from $750,000 to $1,000,000,
about three-quarters of which were due in
South and Central America. The Arm
estimated that t hero were enough assets to
pay their debts in time, but their ent ire
capital of $500,000 would be gone. The
causes of their trouble were an accumula
tion of bad accounts, and slow collections in
South and Central America, where repeated
revolutions had beggared some of their
CIGAR MANUFACTURERS ASSIGN.
Frey Bros, cigar manufacturers, assigned
to-day, giving preferences for $26,060.
They churned a capital of $50,000. The
Ann is an old one, and went through bank
ruptcy in 1876.
Another important business Arm reported
to be in trouble is Berhinor, Healy & Con
way. dry goods morchants at Nos. 800 and
811 Broadway. Today Under-Sheriff Hox
ton placed a keeper in charge of the store
on an attachment for $1,470 in favor of
Passavant & Cos. They began business in
September last with $40,0(50 cash capital.
They all had been employes of A. T. Stew
art, & Cos. In the trade their liabilities are
reported to be $60,000 and their assets
JOBBERS IN NOTIONS FAIL.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 18.—Soarle
Vanneinan & Cos., jobbers of notions and
white goods, at Nos. 723 and 725 Market
street, made an assignment to-day for the
beneAt of their creditors. The liabilities are
placed at $265,000, hut the assets are not yet
known. The principal creditors are Phila
delphia, New York and Boston houses.
A Satisfactory Showing Made at the
Richmond, Va., Dec. 18.—The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Rich
mond and West Point Terminal Company
was held in this city to-day. More than
330,000 shares of common and preferred
stock were represented. John P. Branch, of
Richmond, was elected chairman of the meet
ing, and after the transaction of the usual
routine business, Alfred Sully, of New York,
was unanimously re-elected President of the
company. The following directors were
also unanimously chosen: John H. Inman,
George L. Scott, Samuel Thomas, C. M.
McGhee, John G. Moore, S. Wormsor,
George F. Stone, J. A. Rutherford, VI illia.ni
Rockefeller, Calvin S. Bryce, Emanuel
Lehman, R. T. Wilson, R. P. Flower, John
H. Hall, all of New York; and James B.
Pace and T. M. Logan, of Richmond.
the president’s report.
The President’s report was submitted, and
showed a prosperous condition of the compa
ny’s affairs. By its control of the Richmond
aiicl Danville railroad, East Tennessee, Vir
ginia and Georgia, Georgia PaeiAc, and the
lines of connecting companies, it now oper
ates a system of about 4,700 miles, which, m
point of magnitude, is the sixth system in
the United States.
The net earnings of the Richmond and
Danville road for the year were $584,786,
against which there appear charges for
equipment and construction of $240,028.
The net income of the East Tennessee,
Virginia ami Georgia is stated to be $52
012, and the net income of the Georgia
The President’s report animadverts on the
useless invasion of the Terminal system by
other lines, and argues in favor of the
necessity of practical consolidation in one
ownership of railway systems, such as those
controlled by the Terminal Company.
Mention is made of the lines now being
constructed by those friendly to the interests
oi the company from Clarksville to Dur
ham, and of the completion of the gap in
the line of the Georgia Pacific railway.
The physical condition of the system is
said V) lie excellent. The company is urged
to consider the propriety of establishing an
express company of its own.
From the Treasurer’s report it appears
that the total par value of the stocks, bonds
and property of the Terminal company is
fixed at $52,965,401.
INDIAN TERRITORY’S ROW.
Each Party Iseues a Circular Claiming
to be in the Right.
St. Louis, Dec. 13.—Advices from Tah
lequah, I. TANARUS., say that an ultimatum in the
political crisis has been reached by the
Nationals calling on the United States gov
ernment to settle matters. They issue a cir
cular declaring that an irr> sponsirile body
of men have taken forcible possession of the
Capitol and executive offices, and ask that
they at once be disarmed. They demand that
the statutes as they existed before the seizure
be fully restored. The Nationals will then
be willing to refer to arbitration the settle
ment of tho difficulties. Downing’s party
answer, indorsing tho desire for peace, hut
refuse to turn over the government to
Bushy Heal, disclaiming that the capitol is
in the bauds of an armed mob, but that it
is under control of the regularly
elected officers who were not regularly
sworn in because of the negligence of the
Nationals, and as there was no legally quali
fied executive, it became necessary to save
the country from anarchy for tho officers
elected to take their seats. The manifesto
proclaims that Bushy Head's term expired
Nov. 7. They accordingly decline arbi
tration until it can be more clearly shown
that the laws of tho Cherokee Nation
are not adequate to determine such a crisis.
Agent Qwen made a talk to a large mass
meeting of both iiarties, and informed tho
people that he had a document signed by
the leading men of eacli party pledging
peace. He had telegraphed the Indian
officers at Washington and commissioners
would be sent at once to settle tho matter.
The National members of the Senate and
House refuse to obey President
lamation of an extra session, and nAt of
them have gone to their homes.
adjourned until Monday.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.—The Timex
Tahlequah, I. TANARUS., special says that Chief
Mayes adjourned the special session of the
Council until next Monday. All of the
mombers have gone home, and there is no
further indication of a conflict. An Indian
insiector is on his way from Washington to
examine the situation and report as to who
Is entitled to the office claimed by both
A County’s Safe Cracked.
Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 13.—A Finoastle
special to the Aralanrhe savs: “A bold
robbery was committed here last night of
the County Treasurer's office. The door of
the office was broken down, the large fire
proof safe drilled and blown open and S6OO
of Botetourt county lionds stolen. The
work was evidently done by professional
thieves. The tools of the burglars were
fsULd ieiii a mile jjgf* town. No arreei,
has been mode, but the Sheriff and posse
are out scouring the country.”
1 PHICEBIO A YEAR. )
1 4LKNTH ACOPt. (
COMMITTEES OF THE TWO ASSEM
BLIES TO MEET TO-DAY.
Each will Report to the Bodies They
Represent at Next Year’s Meetings
—The Deliverance of Two Synods of
Missouri on the Spirituality of the.
Church Led to the Conference.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 13.-*-The commit
tees appointed by the last General Assem
bly of the Northern and Southern Presby
terian churches will meet in this city to
morrow, for the purpose of taking stops
looking to a union of the two bodies. The
committees, after a joint meeting, will
probably recommend to their respective gen
eral assemblies at the regular session some
action in regard to the matter. The confer
ence is the result of the iiarmony of action
and opinion evidenced at the last geueral
assemblies. They were in session during
the same week last May, the Northern as
sembly at Omaha, and the Southern assem
bly at St. liOuis.
THE ENTERING WEDGE.
During the session of the Northern Assem
bly the delivorance of the two synods of
Missouri of the Southern church upon tha
spirituality of the church was adopted.
Thereupon the Southern Assembly at once
took cognizance of the action of the North
ern body, and resolutions were adopted
commending it as a step toward the union
of the Northern mid Southern churches,
and expressing the opinion thut one of tha
principal obstacles to such union had tieen
removed. The l•©solutions further pro
vide for the appointment of a.
committee of lour ministers and
four ruling elders, with the moderator of
tlie assembly, to meet with a similar com
mittee of the Northern Assembly, if such
other committee I<e appointed. The South
ern Assembly instructed its committee to
ascertain tho facts regarding the present
(Kisition of the Northern church and as to
the proposed future position of that body
concerning colored churches, ecclesiastical
boards mid other subject* now regarded as
obstacles in the way of a union of the two
MET HALF WAY.
The action of the Southern Assembly be
ing brought to the notice of that of the
Northern churches a similar committee was
appointed to meet for conference with the
Southern Assembly. The Committee from
the Northern Assembly was instructed by
resolution to confer with the other commit
tee ‘ concerning the whole subject of or
ganic union, co-operative union and every
other relation bet ween the two assem
blies,” and to “report the result of the
joint conference to the assembly at its
next meeting in May, 1688, for its approval
or disapproval.” Louisville was subse
quently agreed upon as the place of meeting
and the two committees will accordingly
meet as stated to-morrow. Following are
the mombein of the two committees:
Southern Assembly—Rev. M. D. Hoge,
of Richmond; J. R. Wilson, of Clarksville;
T. D. Witherspoon, of Louisville; W. F.
Jmikin, of Charleston. Ruling eldeni,
William McPheeters, of St. Louis;
P. H. Carter, of Abilene, Tex.;
R. T. Simpson, of Florence, Ala., and W.
S. Primrose, of Raleigh, N. ('.
Northern Assembly—Revs. Joseph T.
Smith, of Baltimore; David C. Marquis, of
St. Louis; E. P. Humphrey, of l/misville;
Roliert M. Patterson, of Chester, Pa.; James
T. Iteftwieh, of Baltimore. Ruling Elders,
George H. Shields, of St. Louis; Warner
Vannorden, of New York: Johusou H. Bald
win, of Pittsburg, and Wiliiain S. Avarill,
of the Ebenezer Presbytery, Kentucky.
DEATH IN THE BANKS.
The recent death of Ret Dr. Humphrey,
creates a vacancy in the committee from
the Northern Assembly. He would probably
liavc been made presiding officer of the con
ference. NodeAnite action can be taken at
tho meeting, the provincoof the committees
being only to report, and recommend to the
general assemblies at the ensuing annual
mooting, it is stated that the conference
may lust two or three days, and that
the deliberations will lie strictly private.
Only two of the committeemen have arrived
so far. A Union meeting of the Presby
terian ohurrhas of the city was held to-night
and the questions to bo settled were infor
DEMPSEY WHIPS REAGAN.
Forty-five Rounds Were Fought Before
Nkw York, Dec. 13.—At the third at
tempt the Jack Dcmpsey-Johnny Reagan
prize light for the middle- weight champion
ship, took place to-day up the Hudson river.
There had been given out a report early in
the flay that tho affair was off for the third
time, but this was only a “stall.” The men
met and battled for forty-five rounds with
kid gloves, under the London prize ring
rules, and the fight was won by
Dempsey, who outgeneralled Reagan
from the start. Reagan stood up
with remarkable gamenoss, but in the forty
fifth round, after the men had been engaged
for an hour and nine minutes, Reagan’s
seconds seeing that he bad no possible
chance of winning threw up the sponge.
Reagan had suffered severely, while Demp
sey was comparatively free from marks of
the combat. Frank Stevenson was refer**
and only about twenty people were present.
The stakes were $2,006.
The Democratic Mayor Re-Elected by a
Boston, Dec. 13.—The vote polled in the
municipal election here to-day aggregated
51,487, which is the largest of any municipal
vote since 1883. Of thi number, O’Brien
(Dem.), the present incumbent, received
26,621 for Mayor, and Hart (Rep. and Ind.)
24,866, the I-abor vote failing to material
ize. There have been several changes in
the makeup of the Board of Al
dermen, the new board standing
eight Republicans and four Democrat*,
being a gain ot two members by the Repub
beans. The Common' Council will stand
forty-three Democrats and twenty-nine Re
publicans, the same as last year. Hugh E.
Brady, Dem., is elected Street Commissioner
by about 2,000 plurality. The city has un
doubtedly been carried for license. Tho
standmg’of the School Boardcannot be ac
The license vote resulted: Yes, 26,577;
no, 18,094. Tho majority for license last
Soar was 4,437. All of th’e large towns in
le State, so far as known, voted for
Burglars Make a Big Haul.
Detroit, Dee. 13. —The Journal's Toronto
special says: “Burglars on Saturday morn
ing blew open the post office safe at Nor
wood and stole SII,OOO in cash. SSOO in
stamps and SIO,OOO in notes and securities.”
Chamberlain at the White Houee.
Washington, Dec. 13. Joeinh Chamber
lain called on Mrs. Cleveland this afternoon. ’
He was afterward shown tbrmigh the
White House. He admired the Wetud* ui