pi ai K Hi cm.
CO UN rV DIRECTORY.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
Sherill —J. O. Beauchamp,
Deputy —J. W. Crawford.
Surveyor—B. J. Jinka.
Treasurer—T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector—T. J. Cole.
Tax Receiver--C. R. Carttr.
Clerk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court drd Mondays in February
Road Commissioners—6ls G. M.,
J. L, Barkley, H. G. Asbury, T. O,
Woodward; 613 G. M., J, M. Ball,
J, E. Hale, J. W. Fletcher; 609 G.
M., J. W. Winter, J. L. Pye, S. K.
Smith; 014 G. M., J. W. Holoway,
J. H. Cole, J. Van Wright; 552 G.
M., D. B, Moore. R. M. Harper, F.
M. Maddox; 612 G. M. f W. O.
Crawley, Cornelius McCluare, T.
11. Nolan; 010 G, M., T. P. Bell,
R. M. Fletcher, J. G. Coldwell; 616
G. M.,J. 11. Maddox, J. J. Wilson,
J. C. Barnes.
Board of Education--W. M. Mal
let, A. G. Hitchens, J. T. Gaodusan,
D. N. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Ollice in
Jury Commissioners—H. N. By
ari, T. L. Williams, W. B. Dozier,
E. J. Ball, T. P, Ball, Alex Atki
Justices Court—6ls Dist., R. A.
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell,
010 Dial., 11. L. Brown, J. P.; H.
C. l'haxton, N. P.
609 Dist., W. A. Waldrup, J. P,;
Sieve Moore. N. P.
552 Diat., James Jolly, J. P.; J.
M. Maudox, N. P.
012 Dist., Howard Ham, J. P.; F.
Z. Curry,N. P.
010 Dist., T. J. Collins, J. P.; T.
I*. hell, N. P.
i 010 Dist., O. B. Kaowlee, J, P,;
J. L. Barnet, N. P,
011 Dist., A. H. Oglelree, J. P.;
W. F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Coimcilinen—T. J. Lane, J. W. Car-,
Michael, B. P. Bailey, T. M. Furlow.
Methodist—Rev. f. \V. Bell, pastor.
Services, every Sunday at 11 a.m., 7
p.m. Piayer meeting every Wednea
Baptist -Rev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at 11 a.
in. md 7 Prayer meeting every ”
'I hursd *
Mr. Pha: r, pa*
t . Ber\iees every 3rd Sunday at
II .m. and 7 p.m., and every Ist
Sunday ai 7. p.m.
1 . & A. M. —Chapter meets2nd and
till Monday nights. Blue Lodge, Ist
and 3rd Monday nights.
Bed men— 2ud and 4th Tuesday
wights in each month.
M. V. McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
M. M. MILLS,
Office in court house, Jackson, Georgia.
W. W. Anderson. Frank Z. Curry.
ANDERSON & CURRY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackson,
FI.OMI.LA, - . GEORGIA.
Crown and bridge work and all the
latest methods of dentistry. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. Prices moderate.
Dr. O. H. Cantrell
JACKSON, - - - -
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace. Prop.
STOP AT THE
A A DRIEST- CLASS.
Free Sad to Depot,
C. It. Go-sham, Propriet r
SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC
SQUARE, JACKSON, GA.
Strictly first-class in all respects.
Give it a trial when you come to Jack
son. Terms moderate. Satisfaction
, , , .MRS. A. M. JESTER, Prop.
THE JAMS©! ARGUS.
HIE CASHIER GONE.
Dark Developments in the Bank
ing Circles of Detroit.
THE M ATTER HiS BEET KEPT SECRET.
r hf: Late liißolvency of the Hank Drought
the 1 act* to Surface and a Warrant
for the Arrest of a Defaulting-
Cashier is the Result.
Detroit, Midi., February B.—United
>Stata Commissioner Graves, on the
eompiaint of State Bank Examiner
Caldwell, has issued a warrant fur the
arrest of Frederick Marvin, late cashier
of the Third National hank of Detroit.
Mr. Caldwell made the complaint on
instructions of Comptroller Eckels.
The charge is the violation of the na
tional hanking law by converting to
his own use the credits of the bank.
The specific charges against Marvin
are that in March last he converted
two notes, the property of the hank, to
his own use.
For that reason he was removed from
the cashiership of the hank, but owing
to the financial disturbance which pre
vailed last summer the matter was
kept dark until now. The Third Na
tional hank recently went into liquida
tion and has paid all depositors in full.
The receiver is now eollectimr on the
assets of the institution for the share
holders, and it was considered that no
harm could he done by taking the ac
tion related above. The amount of the
defalcation is not yet determined, but
it is alleged that it will reach $50,000.
Mr. Marvin has been missing for a
week, and his whereabouts are at pres
Market Matters in Chicago.
Chicago, February 8. —Whe.’.t showed
a very weak front yesterday. The
bears were still in control of the open
ing and maintained their position
throughout the entire session, with the
exception of a very short period of
firmness. Selling was led by George
Seaverns & Cos. and Damson Bros. &
Cos., whilst McDoitgtill covered a large
line of short wheat. May opened 1-4
and 1-2 lower at <' 1-2 to : 1-4. de
clined to 0") 1-8. re;u ted t<> * 2 1-1. where
it closed with a net Toss of 1 :e for the
day. Corn v. hi boring under tin l
same condiC- • ' t have existed for
‘some time p I. and for a good part of
’•the sessio a were w< ak and
lower, 'iin nag was. 1-Se lower
than Tncsd •> e. declined another
1-4 c. reacted • and l-'.’c. and the close
was practically unchanged from that
of Tuesday. The uctiou of wheat was
partly instrumental in causing the
early weakness. -tats were much
steadier than either wheat or corn.
Offerings were not as heavy and the
demand from shorts was more impor
tant, and closed with a gain of l-8 for
A Virginia Mystery Is Solved.
Nashvili.k, Tenu.. February 8. —On
the 4th of January last E. A. Sonners,
of by kins, Pa., mysteriously disap
peared from a Louisville and Nashville
train in the vicinity of Big Stone Gap,
Ya. He was largely interested in min
ing industries in southern Virginia
and east Tennessee and at Middleboro,
Ky., yesterday the body was found
floating in the Clinch river. It is sur
mised that in a tit of temporary aber
ration he jumped from the train into
the water, and that the body remained
at the bottom until dislodged by the
recent high water.
Deatli of Mr. O. V. Smith.
Portsmouth. Va., February 8. —Mr.
O. V. Smith, who has been for three
years traffic manager of the Seaboard
Air Line, died at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning at his home in Portsmouth,
Ya. Mr. Smith has been ill for some
time. He went to Europe last No
vember to see if the watering places of
France and Germany would relieve bis
sufferings, but he returned to America
without relief, and has been growing
steadily worse since lie landed.
Inpossible to Convict, It Seems.
Charleston, S: C., Feb. 8 Special to
the News and Courier, from Anderson
says that there have been five acquitals
yesterday and to-day in the trials jus
tice court under the dispensary law,
and no convictions. Juries were asked
in three eases and were composed
equally of tillmanites and conserva
Smallpox at Quarantine, Mobile.
Mobile, Ala., February 8. — The Rus
sian bark Hera, Kynzell, master, is at
quarantine, thirty miles down the bay,
with confluent smallpox. The vessel
sailed from Barcelona December 18.
The quarantine physician asks the
board of health for vaccine virus for
Death of Senator Fleming.
Cavii.’ a. Ga.. February 8. Hon. T.W
Fleming, of Baker county, died of grip
at his home yesterday mor: ag? lie
was the senator from tlie Ninth dis
trict in the la-u : slature, and Iki> for
years been su-xruiieiuWut of education
in Baker eov. v.
Ttu . K\ end-d.
City ? . Feb, 8 -The inter
oceanic ha ’ • iimany of Mexico.-
has deeid *a- ’x.ec.d its line from
Chioutia. to -■’-t of Acapulco. on
the pacific c* i k mm-ediatelr. Pork
on tlie ?s*e; -i n v.-!*l begin Febuarjr
Frames Sweep over Montgomery, Mo.
Mo toomki:*. Mo.. Feb.B Fire this
morning destroyed the greater portion
of the bnsinc: s houses of the city.
Seventeen stoves and office buildings
were burned. Lost, $130,000: insurance
r ' - h To the of Jamaica.
*; . i;. Feb. 8 The Plant
will run three excur*
N to the island of Ja-
A ; h . 1 a ring It. Tampa. Fla.
• Vi. i a., i second March Ist and
the t -.U* .’il. i l'.’tll.
IT WILL BE KOL3, IT IS SAID.
Republican* and Jeffersonians Ama'.ffa
matlng, It Seems, in Alabama.
Birmingham, February 8. —The anti
organizedylemocratic forces are in the
city, several thousand strong. They
have been coming since yesterday, and
every train into the city firings dozens
of recruits. The largest part of the
crowd came last night and this morn
ing, and the best posted leaders esti
mate that there are 3,000 visitors here
Captain Kolb and his lieutenants are
champing their bits. They are anxious
for the fun.
There will be 1,289 delegates in the
Jeffersonian convention. The basis of
representation is fixed on the white
population according to 1890, allowing
one delegate for every 1.000 population
and one delegate for each fraction of a
thousand over 500.
The Sun’s Cotton Report.
New York, February B. —Cotton ad
vanced 10 to 11 points, but reacted and
closed 10 to 3 poinis higher than Tues
day and steady, with sales of 104.000
bales. Liverpool advanced 1 1-2 to 2
points, closing steady, spot sales there
being 8,000 at unchanged prices. In
Manchester yarns were very dull, and
cloths quiet. New Orleans advanced
7 points from Monday’s closing prices,
hut lost most of this. Spot prices were
l-16c higher: sales 145 for spinning and
50 for speculation. Southern spot mar
kets quiet and unchanged. New Or
leans sold 2,000 and Memphis 1.050.
Port receipts 0,746, against 23,059 this
day last week and 11,845 last year; thus
far this week 05,592, against 89,508 thus
far last week. Exports today, 8,583 to
Great Britain and 2,545 to the conti
nent. Augusta receipts 199, against 145
last year. Memphis receipts 418. against
490 last year; shipments yesterday 1,579.
St. Louis receipts 519, against 1,151 last
year; shipments yesterday 111. Hous
ton receipts 1,901, against 3.008 last
year; shipments yesterday 2,210. New
Orleans receipts today estimated at
6,000, against 2,577 the same "day last
week and 5.81 G last year.
The New Orleans Races.
New Orleans, February B. —First
race, national handicap, Lancers of
Boston, purse S2OO, 8-year-olds, 3-4 mile.
Gleasotne won. B. if. second, Ovation
third; time. 1:15.
Second race, Burgess Corps, Albany,
N. Y., selling, purse S2OO, 5-8 mile. Nat
tie Howard won, Minnehaha second,
Eva’s Kid third; time, 1:02 1-2,
Third race, Gate Gity Guards, Atlan
ta. Ha., purse $250. selling, 7-S mile.
Viola Belle won, Miss Knott second.
Shiloh third; time, 1:28 3-4.
Fourth race. Continental Guards,
New Orleans, handicap, purse S4OO, 1
mile. Marie Lovell v—m. ( apt. Ham
mer second, Boro third: time, 1:414-2.
Fifth race, Governor's Greys, Du
buque, la., selling, purse $250, 1 mile
and 70 yards. Duke of Milpitas won,
Emma Mac second, Mezzotint third;
time, 1:46 1-2.
Sixth race,Louisiana National Guard,
selling, purse $250, 3-4 mile. Baby Bill
won, Bonnie Kate second, Mvrtilartha
third; time. 1:10.
An American Murdered and Robbed.
San Louis, Potosi. Mexico. Feb
ruary 8. —Lewis F. Lawrence, a mining
man who came here from Pennsyl
vania about eighteen months ago, was
attacked by a band of robbers near
Guadaleazar, a small town northwest
of here, and immlered and robbed,
news of the crime being bl’ought here
yesterday. Mr. Lawrence was on his
way to the city of Tula, in the state of
Tamaulipas. and left here about a week
ago in company with another Ameri
can, whose name is unknown to any
one here. The body of Mr. Lawrence
was found by the side of the road terri
bly mutilated with knife wounds. It
is supposed that his companion was
carried off to the mountains by the
bandits, who will hold him for ransom.-
The Execution of Will Purvis,
Jackson, Miss., February B. —Will
Purvis, a whitecap, was executed at
Columbia, Miss., yesterday. Purvis’
crime grew out of a whitecap outrage.
The victim was a young Marion county
farmer, named Will Buckley who
worked one season, and with the
money earned studied medicine the
next. The emploj r ment of-a negro farm
laborer brought on a whitecapping
with wnich Purvis was connected.
Buckley went boldly to court and tes
tified, securing the conviction of sev
eral of the accused. Purvis swore
vengeance, and about a year ago Buck
ley was shot down at night while on
his way home. Circumstantial evi
dence pointed to Purvis as the assassin,
and he was convicted.
♦o Prevent the Issue of Certificates.
Chattanooga, Tenn., February s.
Leopold Wallach, of New York eity.
counsel for the Savannah and Western
railroad bondholders committee and
the bondholders of the Chattanooga,
Rome and Columbus railroad, after in
stalling E. E. Jones as receiver in pos
session of the Chattanooga. Rome and
1 Columbus railroad, has gone to Savan
nah, where he appears before the
Unised States court to prevent the
issue of §701,000 of receivers’ certifi
cates on the property of the Savannah
and Western railroad.
Strangers Marry in Athens.
Athens, Ga., February B—JudgeB—Judge J.
W. Proctor, a prominent jurist of Glen
wood. Fla., was married last night to
Miss Elizabeth Maddox, of this city
Neitlier party had seen the other pre
vious to one hour before the cere ir.* my
was performed. The engagement and
all the arrangements were made ; y
correspondence, and kept a see:\ t.
The marriage was a great surprise to
Moody and Saukey in TVash-ngton.
Washington, February B.—Dwight
Moody and Ira D. Sankey. the evangel
ists, opened a series of four week's re
vivals at Convention hall in this eity
last night. It was by far the largest
religious gathering ever known in
Indictments Under The Dispmsar- Law.
Charleston, Feb. S— The grand jury
of Berkely county yesterday, found in
dictments against two parties for vio
lation of the dispensary law. These
are the first indictments found in this
state under this law. .
JACKSON, GA-, FEBRUARY 8, 1894.
THE }TCREAKY BILL.
Spirited Debate in the House and
Final Veto on the Resolution.
PROLONGED DEBATE IS THE \ESAIE.
Houtelle's Privilege Resolution (ailed Up
a Soon as Vote Was Taken <n the
Met reary Resolution ~<>th>r
Matters in Congress.
IN ashingtox. February 8. —in the
senate yesterday, Mr. Cameron repub
lican, Pennsylvania) presented a very
large number of remonstrances against
the \N iNon tariff bill from merenants,
boards of trade, manufacturer, and ..op
eratives, representing almost ail the
industries carried on in that state. lie
occupied the floor for fully 15 inc ites
in presenting them, one after another,
and stating what they were.
There were at least fifty of them in
all. ' He also offered an amendment to
the. N\ ilson tariff bill, postponing the
time when it is to go into effect from
June, 1894, to January, 1890.
It w*s referred to the com: ittee on
Dolph offered a resolution, which
went over until today, providing for
printing as a senate docum >nt, with
appropriate headings, etc., oi all the
memorials, petitions and communica
tions presented, or to be presented to
the senate prior to March Ist in refer
ence to the Wilson tariff bill.
At 12;80 the house bill to repeal the
federal election laws was taken up,and
Hoar addressed the senate in opposi
tion to it.
Another objection made to the fed
eral election law was tin t it took
away control from the peo >l. of the
locality, but the same thing had been
done in several democratic states in
the last fifteen years in Virginia,
Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana and
The right of managing and ordering
elections had been taken from the peo
ple who gather at the pods and had
been put in the hands of the central
power of the states, managed and
wielded by democratic loaders.
After some colloquy, or this point
with Hunton (d--raoer. t, Virginia)
Hoar exclaimed: *h he •cor is in the
archives of this capitol a : ‘< of the
history of election ; in his country
since 1 SHS the Idakev t ; ~i • corst his
tory of crime since i rid was
•‘S' e can only den wit ii tie t subject
in silence. ■_
‘•'A hen thesb report:. are :v ;d, black
ening the .fa.ur fame of **nd, we
must walk backward with averted gaze
an>l hide our heads in shame. This is
a question of fraud or no fraud, and
there is nothing else to it. It is a ques
tion whether the supreme pearl and
gem in the crown of American man
hood shall not have the strongest force
on the face of the earth- for its protec
tion and defense.’’ '
Gray (Delaware) replied to Hoar,
who, he said, had mistaken or misrep
resented the democratic opposition to
the election laws. They wanted to
wipe them out, not because they pro
tected the weak from the strong; it
was because democrats believed, from
a bitter experience, that those laws
were not only at war with every tradi
tion of local self-g’overnment. Not
only did they degrade the
states of which they were citi
zens, but they buttressed up the
very fraud which they were intending
to destroy. From the inherent vice in
their structure-they had been, necessa
rily, an auxiliary to the party machine
of the party in power in the federal
government. In every city of 20,000 in
habitants they had been the ready
means by which, during the last twen
ty years, the republican party had put
its hand into the treasury of the
United States in order to defray the
election charges and expenses of the
party. There could not be a success
ful denial of that statement.
Allison (republican, Iowa) argued
against the bill, stating that, so far as
he knew, there was no public opinion
demanding the repeal of the fedei*al
Daniel (democrat, Virginia) was the
next speaker. He admitted that he
was mistaken Tuesday in his impres
sion that the democratic platform
called for the repeal of the federal
election laws. It did not do so nomine,
but it did so inferentially in a para
graph, which he read.
Bate (democrat, Tennessee) closed
the debate. He made an argu
ment in support of the bill.
At the close of Mr. Bates' speech,
Chandler withdrew* the amendment
heretofore offered by him and moved
another, the purport of which
was to make the proposed re
peal effective only to the ex
tent of prohibiting the employment
ox deputy marshals at elections. This
amendment was rejected—yeas, 27;
nays. 40. Three populists I Allen. Kyle
and Peffer) and one republican (Stew
art. Nevada) vote dwvth the democrats
in the negative.
Another amendment was offered by
Chandler for the purpose of excluding
from the effect of the repeal the crimes
sections of the revised statutes in re
gard to elections. It was also rejected
—yeas. 27: nays. 33.
Two other amendments were offered
by Chandler to restrict the scope of
the repeal) and were rejected by sim
Perkins (republican. California) of
fered the amendment of which he had
given notice Tuesday, allowing th?
election laws to remain, but confining
the federal supervision to cities of 200.-
000 inhabitants or over, instead of 200,-
000. as now*.
The amendment was rejected—yeas,
27: nays. 39.
Three additional amendments were
offered by Chandler, and were rejected
—two of them without a division and
the third by yeas. 27: nays. 39.
The bill was then passed—yeas, 39;
nays, 28. A party vote, except that
btewart (republican, Nevada) and AL
Jen, Kyle and Peffer (populists) voted
with the democrats in the affirmative.
Almost immediately after the open
ing of the house proceedings, the
speaker and Reed got into a parliamen
tary wrangle as to whether or not the
order by which the absentees were re
called continued after the adjournment.
The chair held that it did. and the
house took up the special order, which
was the consideration of the Hawaiian
resolutions of the foreign affairs com
mittee. Before the vote was announced
it was seen that the house almost se
cured a quorum, if it did not actually
have it, and there was an effort made
by some members to withdraw or
change their votes. The speaker, how
ever. held that this could only be done
by unanimous consent, and there was
objection made in each case. '
The speaker announced the vote as
follows: Yeas, 184; nays, 3 —no quorum.
Before further action was inaugurated
Springer made the point of order that
177 constituted the quorum and not
179, as had been held. In support of
this he cited the ruling of ex-Speaker
Reed in the fifty-first congress, holding
that a quorum consisted of a majority
of the living members, and not of all
those who had been elected.
The speaker read Reed’s ruling from
the Fifty-first congress, in which it
was shown that a very important case
—contested election case—that he
(Crisp) being on the floor at the time,
that a point of order was made that a
quorum consisted of a majority of the
members of the house, and not of the.
living- members. That Speaker Reed,
owing to the confusion at the time,
could find no precedents, and so al
lowed the point temporarily, but on
reviewing the question subsequently,
and looking up the precedents, decide 1
that a quorum consisted of a majority
of the living members. Reed proceeded
that in that ease he had changed his
opinion, and it was evident that the
speaker had changed his.
The speaker, resuming, held to the
opinion of his predecessor that a quo
rum consisted of a majority of the liv
ing members, but that he would sub
mit the question to the house.
Cockran Bailey and Raynor came into
the discussion, and Raynor made a par
liamentary inquiry as to whether it
would be in order to lay the pending
point of order on the table and order
another roll call'.
On this second roll call the populists
voted “No,’’ to make a quorum, and
the republicans, seeing that they could
not'prevent the quorum, changed their
:jties and answered to their names.
The resolution was ag-reed to by a vote
of 177 to 75.
As soon as the vote had been an
nounced on the McCreary resolution,
Bo.utelle called up his privilege resolu
tion. which he had introduced Decem
ber 23rd 1893.
Boutelle demanded the yeas and nays
and the roll was called, resulting in
the defeat of his resolution —yeas, 9i;
DESPERATE FIGHT IN TEXAS.
A Pistol Hattie Between a Highwayman
and Oitlcers—Two Killed.
Wharton, Tex., February B. —News
has just come to town that Sheriff
Hamilton Dickson was killed above
town at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.
In company with Sheriff Townsend, of
Columbus, and Deputies Hope, Heart
and Wells, they had located Draddock.
the murder of Constable Townsend, at
Weimar. While entering- a thicket on
the east side of the river, about three
miles below Rancho Grande, Braddock
was suddenly discovered. He beg-an
firing- at close quarters upon Sheriff
Dickson, who was killed instantly. Im
mediately one of the posse made short
work of Braddock. The murderer was
shot and killed in an instant.
Mr. Dickson was married only a few
weeks ago. Braddock, the dead des
perado, had been arrested for train
robbery and for killing two negroes,
but was released. A few weeks ago he
was put off an excursion train and
fired into it, for which he was locked
up at Weimar. When Constable Town
send went to feed him Braddock cut
him to pieces and escaped.
ArcLaurin Elected and Congratulated.
Jackson, Miss., February B. —At noon
yesterday the tw r o houses met in joint
session foy the purpose of electing a
United States senator to succeed Wal
thall, resigned. Senator A. M. Byrd
placed the name of A. J. McLaurin, the
choice of the caucus, in nomination.
Mr. Ratliff placed the name of Frank
Burkitt in nomination as the choice of
the populists. The ballot resulted:
McLaurin, 142; Burkitt, 18; scattering,
4. The latter w’ere populist and re
publican votes. In a few brief words
Mr. McLaurin accepted the trust. Mc-
Laurin will leave for Washington on
Monday. Among the telegrams of
congratulation received by Senator
McLaurin w’as one from Senator D. B
Death Awaits the Train Robbers.
Little Rock. Ark., February B.
Sheriff Hobgood, of Jackson county,
arrived here yesterday afternoon with
Tom Brady, Jim Hydrick and Albert
Marsker. the convicted train robbers
who were yesterday sentenced to hang
on April Oth. George Padgett, the rc>
maining one of the quartette, whose
trial was continued until the next
term, was also one of the party. All
four were placed in the penitentiary
yesterday afternoon for safe-keeping.
riar.'al Law Shall Cease Febaary 36th.
R:o De Janeiro, Feb., B —The govern
ment lias decided to decree that martial
law shall cease on Feb. 26th and that
the presidential election shall take
place on March l, in accordance with
the constitution. Dr. Prudente de
Moraes, president of the senate, is
the only candidate yet named for the
national presidency. He is a civilian
from the state of Sao Paulo. It is
possible that he will be acceptable to
both sides. #
Reorganization of the Georgia Central.
New York, February B.—lt is stated
that the reorganization movement in
the Georgia Central is rapidly ap
proaching the point at which a definite
proposition to security holders may be
n*ade. It is understood that nearly all
the floating debt creditors have entered
into the agreement with Gen. Thomas
and Thomas F. Ryan to surrender their
claims under a reorganization.
THE REPORT DENIED.
Secretary Carlisle Is Not Prepar
ing- a Substitute for Bland Bill.
OFFICIAL FIGURES AT THE TREASURY
The Wool Growers to Memorialize Con
gress on the Subject or the Industry
as Affected by the Wilson
Bill—News anti Gossip.
Washington', February S -Official
figures at the treasury department
show that within the past three or four
days, since a bond issue was practi
cally assured, gold has been withdrawn
from the treasury for the purpose of
paying for the bonds. On .January 3d
the gold balance was. in round figures,
$30,000,000 of • United States net-sand
of treasury notes of 1800. both redeem
able in gold. There were $15,000,000.
Yesterday the gold, in round figures,
amounted to 804,000,000 a decrease of
$10,000,000, while the legal tender notes
had increased to $57,000,000. The net
difference of $4,000,000 in gold was paid
out to meet current expenses.
Treasury officials have begun trans
ferring the balance of the gold de
posited for the bonds. In round fig
ures, this amounts to $28,600,000. The
stated balance yesterday stood: Gold,
$93,112,586; currency, $24,002,739; total,
$117,115,325. Figures could not be ob
tained to'sliow whether, in addition to
the gold paid in on the bonds, the treas
ury, in the usual course of business,
gained or lost gold.
The Report Denied.
That Secretary Carlisle is preparing
a substitute for the Bland silver sein
orage bill is officially denied at the
treasury department. Secretary Car
lisle is opposed at this time to the coin
age of silver seinorage, and has so in
formed members of congress who have
sought his views on the subject, ilis
conference with silver leaders Tuesday
was to make the Bland silver seinorage
bill, if it was determined to push it to
passage, less objectionable from the
administrative standpoint than the
The Wool Grotrerri* Memorial.
The National As ociation of Wool
Growers yesterday decided to memo
rialize congress for the purpose of se
curing hearings before the senate
finance committee on the subject of
the woolen industry as affected by the
There will be appended to the memo
rial the statements of the representa
tives of the different wool-growing
states. A committee appointed by the
association waited on Senator Voorhees
and presented to him a resolution
adopted at Tuesday's meeting, adding
that a date be fixed by the finance com
mittee for hearing a committee of the
Senator Voorhees informed the com
mittee that no hearings will be given,
hence they say that their only recourse
is congress, and the memorial will be
presented to it probably today.
Capt. Meehan Ordered to Alabama.
Capt. Fred A. Meehan, engineer sec
retary of the lighthouse board, has
been ordered to Montgomery, Ala., re
lieving Capt. Philip M. Price, the en
gineer officer there, who will assume
Capt. Meehan’s duties in Washington.
Maj. Charles W. Raymond will be as
signed as engineer officer for the
fourth lighthouse district.
‘•No Sijjiis of I.ife.”
The life saving service has received
no details of the sinking of an unknown
steamer on outer Diamond shoals, Cape
Hatteras, N. C. The keeper of the sta
tion there simply telegraphed the fact,
adding. ‘‘No signs of life.”
The point where the steamer sunk is
fully ten miles from the shore. Hope
is entertained from the fact that no
signs of life are visible, that the crew
may have been taken off by a passing
The senate has confirmed the follow
ing nominations of postmasters:
Mississippi—Lucy E. Harris, Hazle
North Carolina —C. W. Tayloe, Wash
South Carolina—Douglas Mclntyre,
Tennessee—W. O. Menefee, Coving
There are not enough meu enlisted
in the navy to properly man the United
States ships which go into commission
before the first of May, and moreover
the limit allowed by law will not per
mit the enlistment of a sufficient num
TO PROTECT TWCTNEGROES.
Military Ordered to Maim sas, A a., to Pro
tect Two Prisoners from Lynchers.
Richmond, Va., February B.—Pur
suant to a call from the sheriff of
Prince William'county Governor OTer
rall ordered the Alexandria light in
fantry to proceed to Manassas to aid
the civil authorities in protecting two
negroes, who are being tried there to
day for the crime of rape committed
upon Mrs. Meflin and Mrs. Elliott. The
negroes were arrested last week and
put in jail at Manas;-as. but had to be
taken to Alexandria to prevent their
being lynened. The sheriff, in his re
quisition. says he cannot get a posse
sufficiently strong to protect the pris
oners against lynching upon their ar
rival at Manassas today unless aided
by the militia. The commonwealth’s
attorney- of the county and the judge
of the court also recommended that
military assistance be sent to Manassas.
Thirteen Persons PoUoned.
Berlin, I-eb. B—The8 —The Lokal Anzeiger
a despatch from Minsk. Russia,
which says that a rich Hebrew family
named Milanovieh, consisting of thir
teen persons, including servants,* —ar
took of food in which poison had been
placed, and every one of them died
within fifteen minutes. A number of
arrests have been made.
R. & D. Meeting Postponed.
Richmond, Va., Feburary B.—The
meeting of the stockholders of the
Richmond and Danville railroad has ,
been postponed to the 21st of March, i
BFHOIIIL ORGAN OF THE COUNTY.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Gathered from all Parts of the Country hy
Mr. Warner, of New York, introduced
in the house a currency bill.
Six deaths from smallpox were re
ported yesterday in New York.
President Barrios, of Guatemala, is
threatened with a revolution.
Discrediting witnesses for the State
are tactics of Couhlin's lawyers in Chi
The Papal Secretary says Archbishop
Corrigan has not been summoned to
Forty-two millions of the new bonds
have been allotted to New York sub
Policeman Lanahan killed his wife
and then committed suicide in Phila
No head, arms or legs were on the
body of a woman found near Edge
Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll is wanted
by the Salvation Army as a witness in
a mock trial.
The Government of Nicaragua has
recognized the provisional Govern
ment of Honduras.
W. Astor Chanler was reported on
•Jan. 23 and is expected to reach the
coast by Feb. 10.
* The men on the Northern, Union
and Southern Pacific Railroads are
talking about strikes,
An army lieutenant at Pilsen, Bohe
mia, first insulted and then with his
sword cut down two citizens,
By pointing to his innocent brother
William Resa escaped arrest for mur
der in Wilkesbarre, Pa.
‘tin unmitigated lie” is what Arch
bishop Corrigan calls some stories pub
lished about him in Chicago.
The ‘‘Block and Neighborhood”
system of voting has been adopted bv
the Republicans in Indianna.
A fourteen-year old girl had a man
arrested in Raleigh, N. C., for having
forced her to appear as his wife.
Robert Rathgerber, once a New York
millionaire, killed himself at Chicago.
He had become an outcast through
A. 11. Howland, who was said to have
jumped from the steamer Pilgrim, en
route to New York, has been traced to
Charles Gooderioli has been changed
to his bed for a year and a half in Ken
nebunkport, Me. He is twenty-eight
years old and demented.
In announcing that Germany lias
signed the Russian treaty Emperor
William said its rejection would have
been followed eventually by war,
The outer line of Vasquez’s defenses
at Tegucigalpa, Nicaragua, has been
forced back. Vasquez says the position
is not as bad as lias been reported.
Pierre Brady, a handsome young
Frenchman, committed suicide in the
St. James hotel in New York appar
ently because he was disappointed in
Fire destroyed a great part of the
memorial hospital for women and chil
dren in Brooklyn, and twenty-eight pa
tients were removed to a temporary
Muriatic acid fumes ascended into a
laundry on Centre street, New York,
and eighteen young women employed
there fainted, while others were taken
The president nominated J. B. Kim
enour as postmaster at Belvidere, N. J.
Postmasters at New Dorp and Roas
ville, Richmond oourfty, N. Y., were
Dancing in short or low-necked
dresses will bring liability to a fine of
SSOO if a bill in the Massachusetts Leg
islature passes. Sensational theatrical
lithographs were torn down by Boston
Secretary Tracy gives Czar Mc-
Kane six unpleasant hours of cross-ex
amination before Judge Bartlett, in
New York, involving him in many con
tradictions of former evidence and af
Closing Scenes at the Mardl Gras.
New Orleans, February B.—The
Governor’s Greys, of Dubuque, la.,
spent the day in sightseeing, after
having had their photographs taken in
a group at the base of the Lee monu
ment. Last night the Greys were es
corted to Coliseum park by the Fourth
battalion, where the visitors gave an
exhibition drill, which was witnessed
by a large throng. During the after
noon the Greys and Boston Lancers,
with the local military as an escort, at
tended the wiffter race meeting. An
extra card was presented, and the oc
casion was named “Military Day,” in
honor of the visiting soldiers. The Du
buque command left this morning for
home, after a most enjoyable visit.
The Boston Lancers will be treated to
an excursion on the river today, and at
night will be banquetted at the Hotel
Royal. They leave for home on Fri
Tillman for a-Third Term.
Coltmbia, S. C.,• February B.— lt is
und *rstood that there is a reform con
ference going on in Edgefield with a
view of involving some plan to patch
up the little differences in the camp.
It is stated that it is likely to be
agreed to ruu Governor Tillman for a
third term, elect a lieutenant-governor,
and then if the legislature elects Gov
ernor Tillman to the United States
senate the lieutenant-governor can
step into his shoes, which may or may
not fit him. It is argued that bv
the governor standing for a third term
he will be in a position to defend the
a ministration without having to leave
that to an untried hand.
Among the Arkansas Moonshiner*.
Little Rock. Ark., Feb. B— Collector
Cook, has received a telegram from
Deputy Collector L. McClure, at Port
Smith, reporting that he had just re
turned from a fifteen days raid on
moonshiners in Polk and Sevier coun
ties, captured fifteen wild eatters, and
nine illicit stills. This makes fifty
illicit stills captured in Arkansas tin
der Cooks administaation.
RaAl* Made by Dispensary Constable*.
Charleston, Feb. B—Six8 —Six raids were
made by’ the dispensary constables in
Charleston yesterday, one of the raids
being made upon a private re si enee.
Liquors were found at only one of the
establishments visited. The raids
were not attended by any exoiting in
cidents and no crowds collected during