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1 J. H. Eb'l’lLL, Editor mid Proprietor. I
A TILT OVER MORMONISM.
SENATORS CALL AND EDMUNDS
ENLIVEN THE SENATE.
The Floridian Bound to Have the Utah
Memorial Printed In the Congres
sional Record, While Mr. Edmunds
Insisted that it be Referred to the
Committee on Territories.
Washington, Dec. ‘JO.— In the Senate to
day the resolution offered by Mr. Call yester
day to print in the Congressional Record,
the memorial of the Constitutional Conven
tion of Utah was called up by that gentle
man, who asked that it be now adopted.
Mr. Edmunds preferred that the resolu
tion be referred to the Committee on Terri
tories, which now had jurisdiction of the
THE MEMORIAL READ.
Mr. Call argued that it was due to a
community of 200,000 people to have its
views fairly presented. He understood that
less than 3 per cent, of these people were
guilty of the practices on the assumption of
which the objection of the Senator from
Vermont was based. He would now read
the memorial to insure its publication in
the Record and to show that there
was nothing objectionable in it. He there
upon read the memorial. He added that
the Senator from Vermont knew that there
was nothing in the memorial disrespectful
to Congress, and that there was no reason,
in right or justice, why the Senate should
refuse to hear the petition of 200,000 Ameri
Mr. Edmunds thanked the Senator from
Florida for his gratifying allusions to him.
They were worthy of him (Call), and he
trusted that he (Edmunds! could hear them.
He certainly had not questioned the sin
cerity of the Senator from Florida,
for he (Call) had stood behind
this polygamist hierarchy every time
that it had any interest to advance or
any wholesome legislation to resist. He had
done so with a great deal of ability and con
siderable zeal. He could give the Senator
the praise of being absolutely sincere in
standing by that body of persons
through thick and through thin, come
good, come ill, and he expected
that the Senator would continue
to do so; and if, in the course of time. Utah
should become a State, and the United
States constitution should be changed so
that one person might be a Senator
from two States, he had no doubt that the
Senator from Florida would be the first
Senator whom the Mormon hierarchy would
He (Edmunds) could produce and ask to
have printed in the Record other statements
showing the utter hypocrisy and gammon
of that performance, and that it was a mere
trick to get out from under the hands of
Congress and from under the laws of the
United States. Everybody understood that;
and he (Edmunds) did not prt pose to vote
for spending money in order to print in the
Record that sort of thing.
Mr. ('all said the Senator from Vermont
was not more sincere than correct in his
statement that he (Call) had stood behind
the Mormon hierarchy. He had stood be
hind human rights when the Senator, with
exquisite cruelty, sought to punish innocent
women and children by legislation which
he (Call) regarded as unconstitutional, un
feeling and inhuman. The Senator had
never hoard him advocate corrupt judicial
triounals, or packed juries, or the prostitu
tion of oourts of justice. He (Call) had not
even expressed an opinion as to how he
should vote on the admission of Utah.
That was a question for future considera
tion. He understood by the statements of
reliable citizens —Republicans and Demo
crats—that not more than 5 per cent, of the
population of Utah favored polygamy, and
that the young people of the territory were
unanimously opposed to it, and submitted
conscientiously to the legislation of Con
gress. The objections of the Senator from
Vermont were vain and idle, and were un
worthy of that Senator. They were not
reasonable as a matter of logic, and were
not true as a matter of fact.
MR. STEWART’S OPPOSITION.
Mr. Stewart was opposed to printing'tho
memorial in the record as it might raise
false hopes in Utah as being an expression
of opinion that its admission as a State
was possible at present. He regretted very
much that Utah was not in a condition to
become a State. She was utterly unfit for
it, She was governed by a clo.-e corporation,
a hierarchy. He did not believe there
was such a thing as freedom
in Utah. Free schools (as understood else
where) did not exist there. Everything
was made subservient to the political organ
ization known as the Mormon church. It
was impossible for United States citizens to
live in any part of Utah, outside of towns
where there was military protection. The
variors modes which the Mormons had
of ridding themselves of Gentiles
were cruel, unheard of, unreason
able, the details of which ho
would not relate at present. He would hate
to see a vote given in the Senate that would
in any way favor the admission of Utah as
a State until her people were really prepared
to establish a government whore citizens of
all denominations might reside in poace and
be protected. Ho did not want to see Utah
admitted with the weak promise that
she would abolish polygamy, without any
evidence that she would abolish the organi
zation which governed the Mormons with a
rod of iron, and excluded other citizens
living among them. He would think it a
great calamity to have these people put in
a position where they could change tbeir
constitution at will, and perpetuate an or
ganization hostile to liberty, and lounded
on a pretended religious hierarchy.
MR. PLATT OPPOSED TO PRINTING IT.
Mr. Platt argued that there was no more
reason why the memorial of a kelf-cousti
tuted convention should be printod in the
Record than the niemoriul of any citizen or
any number of citizens.
Mr. Paddock denied that the memorial
represents the wishes of 200,000 people. The
whole population of Utah was only 200,000,
of which about 140,000 were
Mormons. As to the statement
that not more than 3 per cent, of the Mor
mons were polygamists, he asserted that
they were all polygamists so fur as all in
dorsement of the doctrine was concerned
and the belief that it was a divine revela
Mr. Call said that the memorial having
been read by him, it would necessarily be
printed in the Record , and as ho did not
desire to provoke any further contention in
the matter, he withdrew Ills resolution,
IN SENATE AND HOUSE.
Mr. Allison Reports a Bill to Regulate
Washington, Dec. 20. Numerous peti
tions were presented in the Senate to-day
from various sources in favor of Blair’s
education bill, and also a petition from citi
zens of F’ennsylvania, protesting against
the admission of Utah as a State.
Mr. Allison, from the Committee on
' inance, reported a bill to regulnte the im
portation or foreign merchandise and to
secure uniformity in the classification
thereof, and for other purposes. It is an
undervaluation bill, lie said it was the
original bill which affected materially the
laws in reference to imports, and he asked,
in view of its importance, that 10,000 extra
copies lie printed in pamphlet form. The
bill was placed on the calendar and the mo
tion to print was referred to the Committee
Mr. Davis, from the Committee on Pen
sions, reported the bill to placo the name of
Mrs. Logan, widow of Gen. John A. Logan,
on the pension roll at the rats of $2,000 a
year, and asked for its immediate consider
ation. Mr. Berry objected and the bill was
placed on the calendar.
Mr. Davis also reported the bill to in
crease the pension of Mrs. Blair, widow of
Gen. Frank P. Blair, and it was also placed
on the calendar.
Mr. Hampton, from the Committee on
Military affairs, reported the bill to trans
fer to the trustees of Porter Academy cer
tain property used for army purposes in
Charleston, S. C. It was put ou the cal
Mr. Edmunds asked that the postal tele
graph bill, introduced by him, be taken
from the table and referred to the Post
Office Committee. He had intended, he
said, to have submitted some brief observa
vations on the bill, but trusting to the zeal
and fidelity w hich the Post Office Commit
tee had hitherto shown in favor of some
such measure, he thought he could safely
s end it without any preliminary observa
tion, trusting that it would be very speedily
reported, when it could be discussed. The
bill was so referred, as well as the bill on
the same subject introduced by Mr. Cul
An amendment to the Cullom postal tele
graph bill, introduced by Senator George
to-day, provides for the construction of a
telegraph lino from Atlanta to ElPaso, via
Birmingham, Meridian, Jackson, Vicks
burg, Monroe, Shreveport, Marshall, Dal
las and Fort Worth.
In the House.
In the House to-day, Mr. Brumm of
Pennsylvania, offered a* preamble and res
olution reciting that it is reported that the
coal operators in the Lehigh region are now
importing, or are about to import, 2,000
Belgian miners, under contract to take the
places of miners now on a strike in that
section; that the striking miners have used
every endeavor to have a settlement of the
differences by arbitration, and that the
operators have positively refused to enter
into arbitration, and requiring the President
to notify the officials of the Treasury
Department of these facts, and urge them
to use special efforts to prevent the landing
of the Belgian miners, and to see that the
law against the importation Of labor under
contract is strictly enforced. The resolu
tion was referred to the Committee on
Propositions to increase the membership
of the Committee on Rules to seven, and
provide for a committee on the American
isthmus were respectively introduced by
Messrs. Townsend and Baker of Illinois, and
referred to the Committee on Rules.
Mr. Mills, of Texas, moved an adjourn
ment, stating that he did so in order to en
able the Committee oil Rules to meet and
decide upon their report, which would prob
ably be submitted to-morrow. The motion
was agreed to, and the house at 12:15 o’clock
Its Confirmation not as Certain as it
Seemed at First.
Washington, Dec. 20.—The Republicans
of the Senate will decide upon a epurse of
action upon the nomination of Secretary
Lamar to the Supreme bench, in a caucus
to be held immediately after the Christmas
recess. Meanwhile they will canvass the
situation and endeavor to bring about har
monious action. The majorit yof the Re
publican Senators now favor opposing Mr.
1 .amar’s confirmation, but there are others
who are more indifferent. It is at
them that the Republican news
papers are directing their editorials
and their colleagues their agument.
Messrs. Evarts, Teller and Sawyer are un
derstood to be the Republican Senators
most friendly to Mr. Lamar. The friemLs
of the latter think he will be confirmed.
They think the slanderous statements about
bis private life, which have been whispered
around by one or two Republican Senators
wib help him. Then too if his opponents
continue to cry “treason,” Mr. R'iddleber
ger will almost certainly vote for Mr. La
Points at Which Examinations Will
be Held and Dates Fixed.
Washington, Dec. 30.--Civil Service ex
aminations for departmental service at
Washington will be held at Southern points
during January and February as follows:
Richmond, Wednesday, Jan. 4; Raleigh,
Friday, Jan. 6; Lynchburg, Va., Monday,
Jan. 0; Martinsburgh, W. Va., Thursday,
Jan. 12; Hagerstown, Md., Saturday, Jan.
14; Baltimore, Tuesday, Jan. 17; gYYilming
ton, Thursday, Feb. 2"; Charleston, Satur
day, Feb. 4; Savannah, Tuesday, Feb. 7,
Macon, Thursday, Feb. 0; Columbia, S. C.;
Saturday, Feb. 11; Charlotte. N. C., Tues
day, Feb. 14; Jacksonville, Fla.. Wednes
day, Feb. 15; Mobile, Ala., Saturday, Feb.
18. Blank applications and certificates of
vouchers, which will be furnished by the
commission ujxm application, must be filed
with the commission at least six days before
the date of examination.
The Organization to Remain the Same
as in the Last Congress.
Washington, Dec.|2o.—The House Com
mittee on Rules to-day decided to
report adversely Mr. Springer’s
resolution abolishing n number of unin
portant committees increasing the member
ship of others, and changing their functions
in several respects. The committee organi
zation will remain as it was in the last
Congress with the single exception of the
Committee on Private Land C.aims to
which a Territorial Delagate will be added.
The committee has resolved to report favor
ably Mr. Dingley’s resolution making the
Shipping Committee a standing one, under
Lie name of the Committee on Merchant
Marine and Fisheries.
Another Rap at Liquor Selliug.
Washington, D c. 20. —Senator Beck in
troduced a bill to-day to provide that every
person who carries on the business ot a re
tail dealer in liquors, manufacturer of to
bacco, snuff or cigars, or dealers In tobacco,
without having puid the special tax there
for, shall be liable to a fine of *SOO or im
prisonment in the county jail, without hard
labor, of not more than one year.
The New Vault For Silver.
Washington, Dec. 20.—The new silver
vault In the north court yard of the Treas
ury building is finished, and will soon be
put to practical use. It has a capacity for
100,000,000 standard dollars.
Thoebe vs. Carlisle.
Washington, Dec. 20.—The House Com
mittee on Elections has fixed Friday, don.
6, as the day for taking up the contested
election case' of Thoebe against Carlisle.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1887.
TO CUT DOWN THE TARIFF
THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMIT
TEE TO BE NAMED TO-DAY.
A Probability that Mr. Mills, of Texas,
Will Be Chairman- The Tariff Re
formers One in the Minority on the
Committee—To Work During the
Washington, Dec. 20.—The Speaker will
probably announce the Committee on Ways
and Means to-morrow. It will probably
stand as follows: Mr. Mills, of Texas, chair
man; Messrs. Cox of New York, McMillan
of Tennessee, Breckinridge of Arkansas,
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, Turner of Geor
gia, Bynum of Indiana, Gay of Louisiana,
Democrats, and Messrs. Reed of Maine,
Kelley of Pennsylvania, Browne, of In
diana, McKinley of Ohio, Cannon, of Illi
Mr. Gay will represent Mr. Randall, and
will therefore vote with the Republicans on
all disputed questions. This leaves the
tariff reformers one majority. They will
work right through the Christmas holidays
preparing a bill so that it can be reported in
January. No hearings will be given by
the committee. The whole time will be
given to actual preparation of the bill.
NATURE OF THE BILL.
The bill, which the majority of the com
mittee will report, will be a tariff bill and
not an internal revenue bill. The tariff re
formers are holding nightly conferences to
consider its details. Its general effect will
lie to reduce the revenue about *00,000,000
on the lines laid down by the Presi
dent and Secretary Fairchild. Free
raw materials will come first, including
wood, coal, lumber and salt and reducing
(be revenue about *12,000,000. Then from
*45,000,000 to *.50,000,000 will be taken off
by reductions in the duties on woollens,
cottons, chemicals, earthen and glassware,
window glass, iron and steel, sugar and
every other important article of import ex
cept wines and liquors.
THE HEWITT BILL TO BE INCORPORATED.
The Hewitt customs administration bill
and the specific duties on siiks, gloves and
embroideries recommended by the Treasury
Department will be incorporated in this as
in all other tariff bills. They have general
approval. Of course this bill will not pass
the House in this shape. The repeal of the
tobacco tax will be incorporated in it, and
Mr. Randall and the Republicans will
probably be able to make other
changes in it; but this will be the
Democratic proposition in strict accord With
the President's policy. Mr. Randall prom
ises nothing. He cannot prevent the con
sideration of the bill if he would, but he
wiil unquestionably pursue his usual course
in dealing with the bili when it is before
the House. He has already reached an
understanding with the Republican leaders,
which will result in their joint and common
NOT AN OFFENSIVE PARTISAN.
A Lighthouse Keeper Exonerated by
Washington, Dec. 20.—Assistant Secre
tary Thompson has received the report of
the board, of which Lieut. Commander
Casey, United States Navy, was chairman,
appointed to investigate the charges of
neglect of duty, misappropriation of gov
ernment property and offensive partisan
ship preferred by H. L. Worthington, Philip
Morrissett and others, of Norfolk, against
M. L. Odell, keeper of the Cape Henry
lighthouse. The report says that the inves
tigation was as fair, impartial and thorough
as it was possible to make it, considera
ble latitude being given to the com
plainants in the matter of testimony in
order that there might be no grounds of
complaint. The conclusions of the board
were that the charges preferred by Mor
rissett were part of a scheme to oust Odell,
in order to secure the place himself; that
Odell had not been derelict in the discharge
of his duties, but, on the contrary, was a
good and efficient officer; that the object of
Worthington in attempting to secure the
removal of Odell was not on ac
count of inefficiency, but in order
to strengthen the political party
of which he (Worthington) is a member.
The testimony introduced to prove that
Odell was extremely offensive and obnox
ious as a Republican partisan was that in
1885 lie had taken part in the convention
which had nominated John K. Wise for Gov
ernor of Virginia, and that he had acted as
a judge of election in the same year. The
board reports that these acts occurred prior
to the President’s older of July 14, 1886, in
regard to official interference in political
movements and that since then Odeil has
not taken the slightest interest in politics.
The board therefore recommend the* dis
missal of the charge, and that no further
action be taken in the matter so far as Odell
is concerned. They suggest, however, that
the interest of the service would lie bene
fited by the removal of George R. Givinn,
the first assistant keeper. The Lighthouse
Board has approved the report.
The Senate Removes the Injunction of
Washington, Dec. 20. —The Senate has
removed the injunction of secrecy from the
following nominations, which were con
firmed in secret session on Dec. 15:
Charles 8. Fairchild, of New York, Sec
retary of the Treasury.
George L. Rikes, of New York, Assistant
Secretary of State.
Isaac H. Maynard, of New York, Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury.
James W. Hyatt, of Connecticut, United
Uayliss W. Hanna, of Indiana, Minister
to the Argentine republic; Alexander R.
Lawton, of Georgia, Minister to Austria-
The Senate also confirmed to-day fifty
postmasters, whose names will not be re
vealed until after the holiday recess unless
by special resolution.
FUGITIVES TO CANADA.
A Memorial Asking Ratification of a
Washington, Dec. 20 —Among the
memorials presented to the Senate to-day
was that of H. D. Lyman, Vice-President of
the American Surety Company of New
York, praying tor ratification of the con
vention proposing an extradition treaty be
tween this country ami Great Britain,
signed in I/mdon June 25. 188(1, extending
the extradition laws to cases of embezzle
ment. Embodied in the memorial is a par
tial list of embezzlers who have fled from
this country to British possessions within
the present year and the amounts taken by
them. There aro fifty-two cases, footing up
Opposed to Mr. Lamar.
Boston, Dec. 20.—The Boston Branch of
the National league of Colored Men at a
meeting held last eyeniug adopted a resolu
tion opposing the confirmation of Secretary
I<amar as Justice of the Supreme Court of
the United States.
A 810 RAFT ADRIFT.
It Constitutes a Dangerous Obstruc
tion to Navigation.
Washington, Dec. 20.—The Maritime
Exchange of New York has notified the
Secretary of the Navy that an enormous
raft of logs, 580 feet long and drawing
nineteen feet of water and about fifteen
feet out of water, while being towed from
Nova Scotia to New York by the steamer
Mmania, broke away Sunday morning in
latitude 40” 18 north and longitude 70™ 08'
west, constituting a dangerous obstruction
to navigation directly in the track of vessels
approaching New York and Philadelphia.
The Superintendent of the exchange recom
mends that a naval vessel be ordered to
cruise in that vicinity to warn vessels ap
proaching from the East.
MUST BE SECURED.
New York, Dec. 20. —Capt. Lesenmn, of
the Miranda, states that the raft broke adrift
at 7:45 o’clock in the morning 110 miles off
Block Island. A heavy gale from the north
west was blowing at the time. The raft is
composed of 27,000 logs, and is 580
feet long, 80 feet wide and
38 feet high. It was shaped
like a cigar and was owned by a Now York
ship-builder. It was bound together with
chains and will hold together a long time.
When last seen it was rapidly drifting out
to sea and into the track of ocean-going
steamers. Ship captains are much excited,
and insist that the huge mass must be se
cured or blown up.
The Captain of the Miranda is utterly
worn out by sleeplessness and anxiety over
his late charge. He experienced four heavy
gales in the twelve days he was out, and
through all of them the raft and its cables
had to be constantly watched. A fifteen
inch cable broke first, then a ten-inch
hawser pulled away and took part of the
steamer’s deck with it. Before breaking
away the raft several times nulled the ship
backward, and it seemed as though it would
have to be eut away to save the steamer.
The Miranda is a comparatively new freight
steamer of 1,500 tons, but could barely con
trol the monster float. The raft’s construction
cost *8,500, and it was calculated to save
over *15,000 for transporting the lumber.
Unless it is broken up, which is deemed im
probable, the raft is now wandering about
in the track of European steamers, and pre
senting 14 to 16 feet of its immense rind solid
bulk above the water. Even a slight col
lision with it would carry probable ruin to
the largest steamer.
THREE SHOT IN A SALOON.
The Row Had Its Origin in Political
New Orleans, Dec. 20.— A special from
Opelousas to the Times-D tnncrat says: “A
desperate affray took place in a saloon hero
last night in which three men were shot,
and all probably fatally wounded. Stephen
McGaffery (colored), the only eye witnees of
the difficulty, who received a stray bullet in
the region of the kidneys from which be is
dying, in his ante-mortem statement savs:
‘Mark Finnberg, proprietor of the
saloon, and myself, were sitting at
the front door of the saloon
when George Lastropes, Town Constable,
came up. The two men got into a dispute
and after Lastropes had struck Finnberg
both men commenced filing and in endeav
oring to get out of the way I received a
shot.’ Eight shots were fired. Lastropes
and Finnberg are both shot through tbe
breast. The doctor attending them thinks
all three of the wounded men will die.
Politics was the cause of the trouble.”
His Condition Seriously Weak, But Not
Albany, Do<\*2o.—The family of ex
Secretary Daniel Manning authorizes this
statement as to his condition: “Mr. Man
ning came to Albany on Tuesday last from
New York to spend the holidays with his
eldest son, James H. Manning. Mr. Man
ning has not bad, either in New York, Al
bany or elsewhere, any recurrence of the at
tack which prostrated him in Washington
in 1886, nor is any expected by his physi
cians. In the nature of t'ne case, they say,
no such recurrence is possible. Mr. Man
ning is somewhat weaker than liefcro max
ing the journey to Albany, but his appetite
remains good and his mind is as clear as at
any time iu his life His condition, thougli
serious, owing to physical weakness, is not
at present alarming.”
Judge Sage Postpones It—More Money
for the Aseets.
Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 20. —Judge Sage to
day postponed the trial of Benjamin E.
Hopkins, of the Fidelity National Bank,
until Jan. 10, cautioning the jurors to not
converse upon the subject, and not to read
newspaper statements about it. District
Attorney Burnet announced that a consid
erable addition to the assets of
the bank was about to be
made by the payment of 5C per cent,
of the amounts duo from Wiiitely, Kasseler
& Kelly and the Champion Machine
Works, of Springfield, O. It. is also under
stood that suit will be brought to set aside
the appraisement made in May last for tax
ation, on the ground that the" bank did not
at that time own so much taxable property
as was listed for taxation.
OLEOMARGARINE AS A FRAUD.
The Fight to Prevent Its Being Made to
New York, Dec. 20.—James Kempster,
keeper of a stall in Washington market, who
is indicted for selling oleomargarine, was
convicted to-day in the Court of General
Sessions. It was not pretended that Kemp
ster sold oleomargarine as butter, as
he had a sign prominently displayed
stating that be sold oleomargarine exclu
sively and did not deal in butter. The
question submitted was, whether
oleomargarine was made to resemble
butter or not. Dealers in oleomargarine
have determined to use this case to test the
legality of the oleomargarine law, and it
will be appealed. Kempster will be ar
raigned for" sentence on Thursday. The
penalty is a fine of from SIOO to SI,OOO.
Virginia’s New Senator.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 20.—The vote for
United States Senator to succeed Mr. Itid
dleberger was taken up in the General As
sembly to-day with the following result:
Senate—Hon. John S. Barbour 26, Gen.
William Mahone 13. House—Barbour 61,
Mabono 35. There was only one absentee
in the Senate and four in the House. The
formal announcement of Mr. Barbour's
election will lie made to-morrow in joint
session of the two bouses.
No Railroad to Key West.
Washington, Dec. 20. Senator Hamp- I
ton for the Committee on Military Affairs, |
to-dav reported adversely the bill intro- I
duceil by Mr. Call to provide for a survey
and estimate for a railroad from the main
land to Key West, Fia., and for a canal
connecting the same with the St. John’s
BLAIR'S BILL TAKEN UP.
THE VOTE WAS 38 Y r EAS AGAINST
Mr. Riddlebergor Grows Facetious by
Protesting Against a Large Pam
phlet Being Palmed Off on the Sen
ate as a Bill -The Vote on the Motion
Given in Full.
Washington, Dec. 20.—Mr. Blair to-dny
moved that the Senate proceed to the con
sideration of the educational bill.
Mr. Riddleberger created some amuse
ment by bolding up a large printed pam
phlet, compiled by Mr. Blair from speeches,
memorials, etc., on the subject, and pro
tested against the Senate being culled to
act upon that as a bill. He had himself
voted for the Blair bill iu the last Congress,
and would vote for it again, but be could
not sustain it with such a preface and such
Mr. Blair made an explanation on the
subject and (in response to other sugges
tions) said he did not propose to press the
bill beyond the usual courtesies of the
Senate, which would (ho understood) entitle
every Senator who desired to speak upon it
to be heard.
The motion to take up the bill for consid
eration was agreed to by 38 yeas to 15 nays,
as follows: Yeas—Messrs. Allison, Berry,
Blackburn, Blair, Blodgett, Brown, Call,
Chandler, Cullom, Davis, Dawes, Dolph,
Edmunds, Evarts, Frye, George, Hampton,
Hiseock, Ingalls, Jones of Arkansas, Man
derson, Mitchell, Morrill, Paddock, Palmer,
Pasco, Payne, Platt, Pugh, Ransom. Rid
dleberger, Sawyer, HhorinAn, Btockbridge,
Teller, Turpie, Vance, and Wilson of lowa
The nays were Messrs. Bate, Beck, Butler,
Cockrell, Coke, Faulkner, Gorman, Gray,
Harris, Hawley, LI caret, Morgan, Reagan,
Saulsbury and Vest—l 6.
By unanimous consent, and without dis
posing of the educational bill as the un
finished business, Mr. Butler offered a reso
lution for the appointment of a select com
mittoe of five Senators to inquire into the
relations of the five civilized tribes of
Indians, and whether it is desirable and ad
visable to give citizenship to the members
of the tribes
Mr. Teller objected to immediate con
sideration of the resolution, and it was or
dered to He on the table.
After an executive session of fifteen
minutes the Senate adjourned.
History of the Controversy which
Ended in the Shooting.
New Orleans, Dec. 20. —A dispatch from
Farmersville, La., to the Picayune says:
“The difficulty between Judge Trimble and
Mr. Ramsey yesterday, which resulted in
the do #of both, grew up as follows: At
a mass meeting held at Farmersville, Nov. 8,
Ramae nutde a speech in which ho
sharply criticised the Farmersville Gazette
for publishing injurious statements con
corning Gov. Nicholls' official conduct
and for refusing to correct; them whea
proofs of their falsity were presented. The
Gazelle, of which Judg' J. E. Trimble was
editor, in its next issus assailed the moral
character of Rairsev. On Nov. 18 Ramsey
published in the Farmerville Advocate a
card signed by a number of citizen:: of
Farmersville, certifying to his high moral
rectit dc and integrity, and at the same
time he announced the fact that by
reason of his conscientious scruples
he was prevented from appealing to
the duelling code to wash out the affront
put upon him by Editor Trimble.
THE FATAL MEETING.
“The matter seems to have remained in this
condition until the two men had a
chance meeting on Monday evening, when
the fatal altercation took place. Immedi
ately after the shooting last evening the
Coroner impanelled a jury and held an ex
amination over tli" body of Janies A. Ram
sey, and after taking the testimony of wit
nesses a verdict was rendered ’that said
Ramsey came to his death by a pistol shot
from the hands of J. E. Trimble.
“"The Coroner and the jury proceeded to
mild an inquest over the body of Judge J.
E. Trimble, and, after the examination of
several witnesses, adjourned until this
morning, when a verdict was rendered
‘that J. E. Trimble came to his death by
being shot by parties unknown.’ The
bodies of the men were removed to their
homes after the Coroner's inquest.
NATURE OF THE WOUNDS.
“In examining Ramsey’s remains it was
found i hat he had received one shot near the
hip and another in the heart, which caused
immediate death. A pistol fully loaded
was found in his pocket. Judge Trimble
was shot in both arms and m the left
temple. Both men fell in close proximity to
each other. Judge Trimble’s revolver con
tained two empty charges. The funerals of
the deceased took place this afternoon, Judge
Trimble being buried by the Knights of
Honor, and Rams :y by the Knights of
Pythias. Judge Trimble leaves a widow
and seven children. Ramsey was a promi
nent lawyer, a deacon of the Baptist church
and President of the Baptist Sunday school.
He leaves a widow and two young children.
Both men are sadly missed by the commu
nity at large, as well as by their relatives.”
CHIEF OF THE CHEROKEES.
Special Agent Armstrong Sides with
the Downing Party.
Bt. Louis, Dec. 20.—The latest Informs
tion from the Cherokee nation is that Spe
cial Agent Armstrong, after looking over
the ground, construes the law in rogurd to
the counting of the vote for Chief in the
same manner the Downing partisans do;
viz.: that no business can to transacted by
a national Council till the vote for Chief is
counted. This is also the view of the Score
tary of the Imerior. Mr. Bunch will arrive
at Tahlequnh to-day, when Col. Armstrong
will confer with him and other prominent
Nationals, and some definite action will
probably be taken. Mr. Armstrong Rays
the Cherokees must settle the difficulty
themselves, and that the man they declare
chief will to recognized by the department.
He apprehends no trouble, and will see to it
that there is none. It is expected that the
Council will to in session sbortlyfand that a
peaceful effort will be made to settle the
Western Union Wins.
New York, Dec. 20.—James H. Good
sell’s suit against the Western Union Tele
graph Company, to recover over $500,000
for alleged breach of contract, has finally
been decided in favor of the Western Union
by the general term of the Superior Court.
Tlie suit was brought for alleged breach of
contract, in failing, as it is claimed, to send
the news of the plaintiff over its wires. The
plaintiff was at the time proprietor of the
“National Press Association.
Ives' Su t Against Dexter.
New York, Dec. 20—To-day President
Dexter, of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton railroad, was served with a sum
mona at the instance of Henry K. Ives, who
brings suit against Dexter, laying damages
at $.00,000, for false arrest. The case will
come uo in Brooklyn.
The Fight on the Publication of Re
ports Be ng Pushed Vigorously.
Dublin-. Dec. 20. —The police of Queens
town have warned the newsmen that they
will bo arrested if they sell copies of the
Dublin Freeman't Journal, which contain
reports of meetings of suppressed branches
of the national league.
John Hooper, member of Parliament for
Cork, has been sentenced to two months
imprisonment for publishing reports in his
paper, lhe Cork Herald, of meetings of
suppressed branches of the national league
TO DKVELOr NATIONAL INDUSTRIES.
A delegation waited on Chief Secretary
Balfour to urge the government to
adopt measures for the development of the
national resources and industries, and to
suggest the advisability of establishing a
deportment of industry similar to that in
Wurteinherg. Mr, Balfour replied that the
government was already spending for in
dustrial ami agricultural training schools in
Ireland a sum nearly equivalent to
the expenditure of the Wurteinherg
department. He would not say that
nothing further could be done. He
put agriculture aside. He thought it was a
great misfortune that agriculture was al
most the sole industry in Ireland. A diver
sion of the people’s energies to other indus
tries would overcome many existing diffi
culties. It was a heavy responsibility ior
the government to determine the best chan
nels in which to direct the imperial capital.
He promised that the government would
consider the deputation’s proposals.
The Mayor of Cork and a committee of
the Cork branch of the national league have
summoned a public meeting for the purpose
of adouting measures which will insure the
continued sale of the paper.
Editor Hooper, following Mr. O’Brien’s
example, refuses to wear prison clothes, and
remains in lied day and night.
THE POPE REFUSES TO INTERFERE.
Paris, Dec. 20.—The Duke of Norfolk,
who went to Rome to convey to the Pope
the congratulations of Queen Victoria on
his jubilee, has loft that city, curtailing his
visit, so the Gaulois asserts, because of the
absolute refusal of the Pope to further in
terfere in the relations lietween the Irish
clergy and the people. Mgr. Rainpolla, the
papal Secretary, the paper says, Informed
the Duke that, the Pope had already used
his ill 11 uence with the clergy, but could not
ask the priests to oease to lie patriots with
out running the risk or causing a rebellion
of a section of the clergy and the loss of the
hold of the church upon the people.
limerick’s bishop aroused.
London, Dec. 20. —Most Rev. Edward T.
O’Dwyer, Roman Catholic Bishop of Lim
erick, writes to the papers, accusing the
Nationalist nowspajiers of trying to coerce
Mgr. Persico and the Pope, aiid condemning
their methods. He declares that, the present
guidance of thj Irish agitators is politically
stuni<l and morally wrong.
The Bishop denies that he supported the
fovernment in an intrigue with Mgr.
ei sico. He admits that no approved the
land agitation, but declares that he con
demned boycotting and the plan of cam
SULLIVAN CHAI LENQES.
He Will Fight Either Smith or Kllraln
—Fox Not Satisfied.
Lonpon, Pec. 20. —The Sportsman says
the contest between Smith and, Kilrain was
more of a wrestling match than a prise
fight. Smith lias arrived in Ixmdon look
ing but little the worse for the fight.
Sullivan, who is now exhibiting in Glas-
Snw, has issued a challenge to Smith or
n I rain to fight, for $5,000 a side.
Smith and Kilrain will spend Christmas
FOX SAYS THEY MUST FIGHT.
New York, Dec. 20. Richard K. Fox
telegraphed to Referee Atkinson and to
Harding, Smith's representative, that Smith
and Kilrain must meet, again and fight to a
finish, and that if Smith refuses lie will
claim the belt, stakes and world’s cham
pionship for Kilrain.
Penal Servitude for Life.
London, Dec. 20.—Daniel Doherty, the
American who shot and killed George M.
Graham, another American, has been con
victed of ihanslaughter and sentenced to
penal servitude for life. The Judge in sen
tencing Doherty declared that the jury had
taken a merciful view of the prisoner's
crime. They would have been, he •said,
I>erfoctly justified in returning a verd,ct t oi
guilty of murder, and had they done so he
would not have hesitated to jiass the death
THE SENTENCE MODIFIED.
London, Dec. 21, 4 a. m. —The sentence of
Daniel Doherty, for shooting George Gra
ham, lias toen modified to twenty years im
prisonment. The Standard says it is dis-
I>osed to think that a much greater reduc
tion of sentenoe would totter have served
the interests of justice.
Massing Cossack Regiments.
Vienna, Dec. 20.—Authentic news has
reached this city to the effect that numer
ous Cossack regiments are being massed in
Pesth, Dec. 20. —Defensive operations
are progressing in all parts of the country.
The telegraph offices have toen ordered not
to transmit reports of the number of regi
ments U/prooeedJto Galicia to re-enforce the
troops now on the frontier.
A Strange Cure for Crime.
Paris, Dec. 20.—Prince Krapotkine deliv
ered a lecture here to-night on“ The Moral In
fluence of Prisons.” He argued in favor of
suppressing prisons and of leaving crimes to
to commit ted at will, his opinion being that
the only safeguard of society was the curing
of diseases of the brain, heart and stomach,
from which, he said, all criminals suffer.
Paris, Dec. 20.—The Petit Journal cen
sures J’resident Carnot for sending through
M. Herbette. the French Ambassador at
Berlin, a message to Emperor William that
he would do all in his power to maintain
amicable relations tot ween France and Ger
To Investigate Cotton Fires.
London, Dec. 20. —In consequence of the
fr quency of disastrous flies among cargoes
of American cotton a committee of the
London and Liverpool underwriters has
toen formed to make an investigation.
The Czar Not Attacked.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 30.—The report
yesterday that another attempt had bean
made to assassinate the Czar is officially
Russian Universities Closed.
Ht. Petersburg, Dec. 20.—Owing ta the
riotous outbreaks among the students of the
universities at Kieff and Kasan these insti
tutions have been closed.
A Strike Settled.
Havana, Dec. 20.—The cigar makers
strike has been sett led, excepting that choos
ers of three factories refuse to resume work.
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A RAILROAD ALLIANCE.
THE CENTRAL AND PLANT LINES
TO WORK IN HARMONY.
Each Will Support the Other Recipro
cally, Either on the Deienaive or Of
fensive—The Plant System to .Give
the Ocean Steamship Company a Big
Share of Florida Freights.
New York, Dec. 20.-The following are
the latest and most important moves on the
railroad chess-board: John H. Inman, sa
committee of one, representing the Georgia
Company, has just perfected a contract
with H. B. Plant, President and autocrat of
the entire riant system of railroads, by
which the closest possible alliance is
formed between the Georgia Central
railroad anil the Plant system. The
contract is absolutely reciprocal in its co
operative provisions with reference to all
traffic an 1 establishes these two vast sys
tems of Southern railroads in perfect har
mony of interest and polic y. The alliance vir
tually consolidates two of the greatest rail
road properties of the South, and the combi
nation is well calculated to batfie rivalry and
squelch all opposition. It will most likely
prove a strong obstacle in the way of any
new railroad enterprise that, either is now,
or may hereafter bo projected into the ter
ritory of the allied systems.
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE.
The contract is made with the idea of
mutual benefit, and in4he spirit of mutual
protection, offensive and defensive. One of
the most especial liem-fits accruing to the
Georgia Central under the arrangement is
the guarantee to its Ocean Steamship Com
puny of all Florida freights which the Plant
system can furnish at Savannah.
There is a vast deal of this business, it is
claimed. This is the first important action
which the Georgia Company has taken in
exercising its right, through ownership, of
a controlling interest in the Georgia Central,
The only other step it has taken is to have
determined yesterday who shall com|>ose
the Central railroad directors next year.
There will only lie three changes in the
present Isiard. The new trio will be Sam
uel M. Inmau and Hugh T. Inman, of At
lanta, Ga., and Walther Luttgen, of Au
gust Belmont & Cos. t
The Richmond and West Point Terminal
directors met this afternoon, and on the an
nounced declination of Messrs. Flower,
Wilson and Rock-feller to accept their re
cent election in Richmond to membership
of the board, their places were promptly ami
satisfactorily filled by the election of James
Swann, of Inman, Swann & Cos.; J. O.
Moss, of the Cotton Oil Trust Company,
and Edward Lauterbaob. The other busi
ness of the meeting wax purely routine.
The Richmond anil Danville railroad will
hold its annual election at Richmond, Va.,
to-morrow for President and directors.
George H. Scott will be unanimously chosen
President, and the following gentlemen
made directors: John H. Inman, Calvin 8.
Brice, Samuel Thomas, H. C. Fahnestock,
John G. Moore, C. M. McGee, Emanuel
L-liman, John Rutherford, George Stone,
J. C. Maben, Hon John 8. Barbour, of
Virginia, and Samuel M. Inman, of At
lanta. This list comprises six new names,
who wore elected to succeed Alfred Sully,
T. M. Logan, J. L. Rice of New York, and
Messrs. Pace, Dooly, and Christian, of
HAS BEEN PRESIDENT BEFORE.
Mr. Scott was President of the Richmond
and Danville once liefore several years ago,
and is therefore well acquainted with the
property, and it is generally thought tha#
he will administer its affairs with judgment
and ability. He is a gentleman of large
fortune, and bettw still of excellent reputa
tion. sHis election promises unqualified
satisfaction to all concerned.
The new Board of Directors have pledged
themselves in this substantial way to suu
portand takicare of the property. They
promise and agree that if during their term
of office the Richmond and Danville Com
pany should need any money in the conduct
of its affairs, thHt they will, among them
selves, lend the company $1,000,000 out of
their own pockets.
This plan makes financial stringency out
of the question with the Richmond an l
Danville for ut least twelve monuhs to come,
and guarantee the conqiany under any and
all circumstances agninst the necessity of
being a street, borrower of money. It is
also regarded as a very advantageous ar
rangement for the Terminal Company, in
that, it makes ample financial provisions for
its main line. *
FUELLEBB_IN A BLL ZARD.
Entire Districts in Kansas at the Mercy
of the Cold.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 20.—A Wichita,
Kan., special says: “Snow commenced fall
ing here yesterday morning, and has coma
down steadily ever since. Later, a day
blizzard set in from the North, and has
hourly increase'! in violence. Advices ara
to the effect that the blizzard is general over
the West, and that it has caught the coun
try without any adequate supply of coal.
It is known that the railroad companies
have, from some cause, failed to supply th
demand on the plains. There is great fear
that much suffering and distress will result
from this sudden change of the weather, as
as it is certain that entire districts are ad
most entirely ..without, fuel.”
A BUZZARD IN THE NORTHWEST.
Rt. Paul, Minn., Dec. 20. —The first geH
nine blizzard of the nation has beeu raging
in Dakota all day. The storm of snow is as
fine as sand, drivel, by a fierce wind, and is
accompanied by very low temperature. At
Ft. Assinaboine the thermometer indicated
28‘ below zero at ti o’clock this afternoon.
Huron reports all trains late, and those ol
the Northwestern road abaudoned entirely. ■
It had been snowing in St. Paul almost all
day, and at 10 o’clock to-night is growiug
Gov. Bod well’s Funeral.
Augusta, Maine. Dec. 20.—Business was
entirely suspended this morning, flags were
at half mast and thousands of visitors were
in town to attend the funeral of the lata
Gov. Bod well. Half hour guns from the
United Rtatos Arsenal were tired all the
morning. At 9 o'clock the doors of the
capital were opened to numbers of people
waiting to take a last look at the Governor’s
face. Many distinguished people from all
over New England were among the throng.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20.—The Cigarmak
ers’ National Convention to-day received
from the General Executive Board of the
Knights of Labor, their national charter,
after which they formed a permanent or
ganization under the name and title of the
International Trades Assembly of Cigar
makers and Packers, No. 225, of which An
thouy Hennigeu, of this city, was elected
Master Workman, and Albert Hoffman, of
t incinnati, Secretary.
A fc>t,a ue to Ttsylor.
Washington, Dec. 20.—A bill introduced
by Senator George appropriates $35,000 for
the erection of an equestrian statue 10
Washington to President Zachary TayfcF-