Strut flsttS or the city.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
Sbentl —J. 0. Beauchamp,
Deputy—J. \V. Crawlord.
.Surveyor —B. J. Jinks,
Treasurer—T. L. Williams,
lax (Ji'liector—T. J. Cole,
lax iii ceiver--C. K Carter.
Coroner —Simon Hardy.
C.erk .Su[erior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court 3rd Mondays in February
K'au Commissioners—Gls G, M.,
J. L, Barkley, 11. G. Asbury, T. O.
Woodward ; 613 G, M , .1, M. Ball,
J, Jv Hale, J. W. Fletcher; 600 G.
M , J. W. Winter, J. L. Pye, S. K.
hmilfi; 614 G. M, J. W. lloloway,
J. li. Cole, J. Van Wright; 552 G.
M., 1). B, Moore. R. M, Harder, F.
M. Maddox; 612 G. M., W. 0.
Crawley. Cornelius McCluare, T.
11. Nolan; 610 G. M., T. P. Bell,
li. M. Fletcher, J. G. Coldwell; 616
G. M., J. H. Maddox, J. J. Wileon,
J. U. Barnes.
Board of Education--W. M. Mal
let, A. G Hitchens, J. T. Goodman,
L>. N. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Ollice in
Jury Commissioners--!!. N.
ars, I'. L. Willianas, W. B. Dozier,
L. J. Ball, T. P. Ball, AlexAtkin*
Justices Court—6ls Dist., R. A.
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell,
613 Diat. H. L. Brown, j, P.; H.
C. JLhaxton, N. P,
609 Dist., W. A. Waldrup, J. P. ;
Steve Moore. N. P.
552 Dist., James Jolly, J. P.; J
M. Muudox, N. P.
612 Dist., Howard Ham, J. P.; F.
Z. Curry, N. P.
610 Diet, T. J. Collins, J. P.; T.
P. Bell, N. P.
616 Dist., O. B. Knowles, J, £;
J. L. Barnet, N. P.
Oil Dist., A. H. Ogleiree, J. P.;
W . F. Douglas, iN. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Council men—T. J. Lane, J. W. Car
michael, li. I*. Bailey, T. M. Furlow.
Methodist—lt-ev. T. W. Bell, pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m., 7
p.m. Prayer meeting every .Wednes
Baptist -Itev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at 11 a.
m. aud 7 p.m. Prayer meeting every
Presbyterian—Rev. Mr. Pharr, pas
tor. Services every 3rd Sunday ai
11 a.in. and 7 p.m., aud every' let
Sunday at 7 p.m.
F. & A. M.—Chapter meets 2nd and
4ili Monday nights. Blue Lodge, let
aud 3rd Monday nights.
Uedmcn— 2nd and 4th Tuesday
nights in eaeli month.
M. V. McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
M. M MILLS,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office in court house, Jackson, Georgia.
W. W. Anderson. Frank Z. Curry.
ANDE ’SON & CURRY.
attorneys at law.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jaeksvn,
FLOYiLLA, - - GEORGIA.
Crown and bridge work and all the
latesi methods of dentistry. Teeth ex
traeted without pain. Prices moderate.
Dr. J H. Cantrell
.1 CKSON. GEORGIA.
JACKSON, - - - G. 4.
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace. Prop.
STOP AT THE
JA DURST CLASS.
Free Sack to Depot. l
C. R. G sham, Pi priet r
SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC
SQUARE, JACKSON, GA.
Strictly first-class in all respects.
Give u trial when you come to Jack
son. Terms moderate. Satisfaction
tilts. A. !l. JESTER, Prop.
KH .E ixl A IL.UL & 0 iii Jll S. fi IL § •
COLLEGE TO COURT.
Prof. Weber, of Trinity, a South
PROSECUTED TO THE LAWS EXTENT.
A Young Gentleman, Full of Hope and
Promise. Barlflcr Honest Fame
for Dishonest Gain, and Po
sition for a Felon's Cell.
Columbia, 8. C., February 15. —John
L. Weber, ex-school commissioner of
Charleston, now professor of English
literature in Trinity College, N. is a
defaulter in the sum of 5t,200.
Weber left Charleston about a year
ago to go to Trinity College. When his
annual report reached State Superin
tendent of Education Mayfield last fall
that officer found a discrepancy in the
financial part of it, and began a quiet
Investigation, which resulted in the dis
covery of the shortage.
Weber raised a number of school cer
tificates, a species of forgery common
in cases of that kind. The defalcation
extends over a period of more than a
Efforts were made to suppress the
facts and prevent criminal proceedings
being instituted, but the state authori
ties declined to do this. Weber will be
prosecuted. lie was quietly arrested
over a week ago and gave a bond of
$1,500 for his appearance when wanted.
Weber was at one time on the staff of
the News and Courier, and was a
writer of considerable ability. He is
the author of a school book on the his
tory of South Carolina.
THE FOSTER FAILURE.
All Doubt* Set at Ease as to the Extent
uml Pause of the Assignment.
Fostokia, 0., February 15.—The re
port of the financial standing of Hon.
Charles Foster and of Foster & Cos. has
been made to the committee of cred
itors by the expert accountants.
The liabilities of the bank are shown
to lie $771,201, of which $409,500 is as
The appraised assets were $33,892,
but in the nine months since the as
signment the real value of the assets
have shrunk to $13,310, of which $lO,-
200 is classed as still doubtful, consist
ing of bills receivable and unsettled
accounts. The. pers n.l liabilities of
Charles Foster are .275. The ap
praised assets are $314,259, but from
this sum must be substracted the
amount put up by Foster as collateral,
which reaches $115,480, leaving his net
assets at $198,773.
The worst feature financially in re
gard to Foster it Cos. is:
If no compromise or settlements are
made, and each holder of endorsed pa
per holds out for the last cent, the re
sult will be, under Ohio law, a large
assessment for the statutory liability.
Mr. Foster's interest for the welfare
of Fostoria enterprises is responsible
for the large amount of endorsements.
The difference between the liabili
ties and the assets is stated to be the
result of shrinkage in values held by
the bank, and the extraordinary
amount of endorsements by Foster &
The cause of the failure of Foster <fc
Cos. is stated to be the inability of other
banks, which were holding the paper
of Foster & Cos., to rediscount it, owing
to the then prevailing stringency of
the money market.
Hiker's Tilt With Carlisle.
Washington, February IS. —C. L.
Riker, of Chicago, who applied to the
circuit court of the District of Colum
for a writ of mandamus to compel the
secretary of the treasury to turn over
to him the $50,000,000 bonds to be
issued, presented his amended petition
to Justice Bradley of that court. Mr.
Riker states that his bid was higher
than many of those which were ac
cepted, and that the secretary of the
treasury, in his reply to a senate reso
lution callimr for information as to
offers for bonds under his circular, did
not give a sufficient reason for not con
sidering the petitioner's proposals.
Texas Bank Wreckers in Court.
Dallas, February 15. —The trial of
F. J. Wood, Jr, bank wrecker, is going
ahead in tliefederal courts. P. J. Swa
zey, of Fort Worth, was arrested by
Deputy United States Marshal yester
day evening >n a warrant based on an
indictment tound by the federal grand
jury charging him in connection with
others of embezzling and misappropri
ating the funds of the late first national
bank of Vernon. It is understood that
the federal grand jury returned indict
ments against a number of persons
charged with bauk wrecking.
The Medical P.vrty Touring the South.
Norfolk, Va., February 15.—A med
ical editorial party, consisting of a
dozen editors of the leading medical
journals of N w York and New Eng
land. arrived here yesterday afternoon
on a tour of ins’"et'on. and will visit
the followii Tcilios u the south: Hen
derson. N. .. i ..a:n, S •at. rn Pines.
Hamlet. Ci ~r. . on a . eeinton, S.
C.. Atlanta auu ;.gl> >. N. C., via
the Seaboard .e * i .nd by special
train. They v, dl ue . ut two
And *> '' ’ ms. f.
London. . - Y e earl of
Eudley. who t contracting
out amcnbme:d o. h ; >yers liabil
ity bill a s m speak
ingintievv. . .ered to the
change to’ .: cof commons
on the m n of obb. made
last ev . i ; i t aeiuiment. It
w uhl b > t t::o os. .on. he said
that i.a in f i.* v •..•mid recog
nize an -j.it i.ied by a major
ity Of wi. UV •.
i ro :'“tover.
Newark. >. joruary 15. —The
relat' vjs of John •; a;• berry belive he
w ! r. co e from his crack of hic
c. utiis. :S - bad a a ; t yesterday
morning. =* t toe is stopped
short . • no n ne fell into
aiirKsl > . he ; ra;. yesterday re
ceived : . i .oxters a~u several bottles oi
FOUND A DESERTED CITY.
Discovered In the Sierra Madres Without a
Mapimi, Mexico, February 15.—Mal
vern W. Cresworth, an English mining
man. well known throughout south
west Mexico, arrived here Tuesday
from a long overland journey through
the .Sierra Madre mountains, his start
ing point being Culican, near the Pa
cific coast, in the state of Sinaloa.
He says he has discovered a large and
beautiful deserted city situated about
eighty miles west of Lake Colorado, in
the recesses of the Sierra Madres, and
occupying a basin ten miles long by
eight miles wide. Perpendicular cliffs,
he says, surround the basin on ail sides,
rising to a height of hundreds of feet.
The only entrance to the city is through
a deep canyon, 30 feet wide, and ac
cording to Mr. Cresworth’s story, he
stumbled upon this entrance by acci
The buildings are described as con
structed of blocks of red stone resem
bling granite. The business blocks are
two and three stories in height, and are
different in architectural design from
the structures built by the Aztecs and
Spaniards. The streets are narrow,but
are laid out in regular order.
There is a small park, overgrown
with rare flowers and tropical vegeta
Many strange ornaments are scat
tered about, hut little of value.
The Original Copy No Longer to Be Ex
Washington, February 15. The
original copy of the Declaration of In
dependence has been withdrawn from
public exhibition in the state depart
ment library, made into a roll and
placed in a tin box for filing within the
archiyes of the government. The rapid
fading of the text of the declaration
and the deterioration of the parchment
on which it is engrossed, from exposure
to the light and on account of age, ren
dered it impracticable for the depart
ment to allow it to be exhibited or
handled longer. In leiu of the origi
nal document, a fac-simile will be
placed on exhibition.
Some years ago it was noticed that
the ink on the original parchment was
fading 1 , and it has been gradually grow
ing fainter. Recently chemists were
called on to examine it. and they gave
the opinion that the full strength of
the ink could be brought out again by
coating it with a chemical solution,
llut this experiment was not tried,
owing to the fear that the precious
paper might be injured in someway,
and also because no alteration could
be made and nothing whatever done to
it without the authority of an act of
congress. It required an act of con
gress to bring the declaration from
Philadelphia to Washington.
Peter Neville an'i Others Found Guilty.
New York, February 15.— Peter Nev
ille, one of the inspectors of elections
found guilty of neglect of duty and
fraudulently manipulating the election
-returns, has been sentenced by Judge
Barrett, in the court of oyer and term
iner, to one year’s imprisonment in the
penitentiary. James F. Rue, who con
fessed that he had falsely registered,
was also sentenced to eight months’
imprisonment. John A. Dunphy, an
other inspector of elections, who was
ifound guilty of aiding and abetting in
frauds at the November election, was
sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.
Half a dozen lodging house tramps,
who were indicted for perjury, were
discharged upon the statement by Dis
trict Attorney Fellows that he was not
in possession of sufficient evidence to
secure their conviction.
Georgia Agricultural Society in Session.
Brunswick, February 15. The State
Agricultural society met in this city
yesterday. After prayer by Dr. Jean
Vane, addresses of welcome were de
livered by Mayor Dunwoody, Judge
Bolling Whitfield and Hon. Spencer
Atkinson. Dr. R. B. Hall, of Macon,
responded in behalf of the society.
Then followed the annual address of
President Waddell. General Evans
spoke last night.
Ami it Will Satisfy the Liberals.
London, February 15. — The Daily
News says: Sir William Harcourt’s as
surance in his Portsmouth speech that
the government will not endure the
dictation of the house of lords, fully
satisfied his audience. It will also sat
isfy the liberals throughout the coun
try. It is the peer's own fault. They
have made themselves impossible.
Virginia Senate on the Debt Settlement.
Richmond, February 15.— The state
senate has refused to order to their en
grossment the Wickham resolutions
looking to the settlement of West Vir
ginia's portion of the debt of the undi
vided state. The resolutions were
antagonized on the ground that the
settlement would be in the interest
only of speculators.
Banker Henson Out on Baii.
Chattanooga, February 15—Banker
G. N. Henson was released on a bond
of ten thousand dollars at half-past one
o'clock yesterday. Since the verdict
hundreds of friends have called at the
Citizens' bank to extend their congrat
ulations upon what they term the pre
liminary victory for Mr. Henson.
PoU masters Appointed.
Washington, February 15.—The pres
ident sends to tlie sena.e the following
nominations of postmasters:
North Carolina - Alexander H. Gallo
South Carolina —James R. Davidson.
Tennessee—J. W. Gaut, Knoxville.
Next Meeting in Charlotte.
Charidtte. N. C.. February 13.—The
executive committee of the Southern
Cotton Spinners' association have
elected Mr. A. C. Haskell, Jr., secre
tary and treasurer of the association.
The next meeting of the association
will be held in this city, in the early
part of March.
The Capital S:ock doubled.
Bethlehem. Pa., February 15. The
Bethlehem Iron Company stockholders
yesterdav vot 'd to increase their capi
tal stock from five mill on to ten in i
lion dol'ars. to m ke contempla ,
improvem ut. The comp tn, s ste,
mill, which is now idle, will be rebuilt.
JACKSON,GA., FEBRUARY 15, 1894.
HE INDIANS' VISIT.
Mr. Cleveland a Popular Host at
the Last Reception.
RULING REVERSED BY MR. SMITH.
The Testimony of :he Sub-Committee In
vesligating Hawaiian Matters is Not
to be Public—Other Wash
ington City Gossip.
55 AsaiNGTOX February 15. —The sec
retary of the interior has reversed a
ruling of the commissioner of the gen
eral land office in regard to phosphate
deposits in Florida. The case was Gary
vs. Todd. In May, 1891, Gary filed a
contest against Todd's entry, alleging
that the land was chiefly valuable for
mineral deposits, vi/.: deposits of phos
phate of lime. There was evidence to
show that Todd knew of the existt ~cu
of phosphate on the land when he
made the entry.
The homestead law prohibits "entry
and settlenjpnt ol mineral lands. 5 '
The secretary says an original home
stead entry is not such as can be prop
erly called a settlement until it has
been completed in accordance with the
(law. He therefore orders that the
judgment dismissing Gary's contest be
dismissed and Todd's entry cancelled.
This affects a number of other en
tries upon phosphate lands.
The treasury balances yesterday
were $187,371,367, of which $104,793,304
was in g - old. This is a loss of SLOO,OOC
on the general balance for the day.
Indians Visit the President.
At the first annual mid-day rec* ptior
at the White House yesterday, several
:hundred strangers took advantage of
the opportunity to shake the president's
hand,including a delegation of Indians,
who wanted their agent changed. The
visitors introduced themselves to the
president, who was apparently in ex
cellent health, ands emed to enjoy the
hasty compliments that- were uttered.
The number of senators and represent
atives who called upon the pr< sident
was larger than for any day for sev
Not to Tie 3: ;<le Public.
The matter of making public 'he tes
timony taken by t!ie sub-committee,
which has charge of the invest gation
of Hawaiian affairs, was discussed, but
it was decided that this should not be
done until tlie report of the s b-coin
mittee was ready to be snbm Itt J to the
The sub-committee w: I; me- again
Saturday, at which time Mr. \torgan
expects to have his r port re a 1 ' to sub
mit to his colleague . L the event-that
it is adopted, the testimony wil be re
leased from the injunction of t 'crecy.
Should the republican u)e;r> -rs of
the sub-conimittee, be unable, to agree
with the conclusions of Mr. Morgan,
they' will submit a separate report
upon the points of difference.
On certain phases of the case it is
.known that they will agree, but the
anticipated criticism of the acts of Min
ister Stevens will not be concurred in
by Senators Sherman and Frye.
The “Crank” on Trial.
Joseph Donjan, the crank who wrote
threatening communications to Vice-
President Stevenson, Secretary Car
lisle, Senator Mills and others, will
probably be turned over to the Balti
more authorities for trial, after exami
nation before United States Commis
sioner Samuel C. Mills here. The pos
tal card sent by him to the vice-presi
dent was written in that city, and his
threatening letters from New Jersey.
Will Peckham Be Confirmed ?
The floor of the senate and the cloak
rooms were the scene yesterday of un
usual activity on the part of Mr. Hill
and his friends on the one hand and the
friends of Mr. Peckham on the other.
The lines for a great battle are being
tightly drawn, and both sides maintain
an attitude of confidence and hope.
Mr. Hill declares his ability to defeat
the confirmation of the president’s
nominee for associate justice, and the
adherents of the administration are
equally certain that they will be vic
A prominent republican senator said
yesterday that for every democratic
senator lost to the cause of Mr. Hill a
republican would take his place. So
far, it is understood that but one man
on the dempcratic side who was counted
as among Mr. Hill’s supporters has de
serted him. although the friends of the
administration are claiming more.
The fight will be a close one, and the
opponents of Mr. Peckham are making
the most claims to success.
BRETON IS A SPANIARD.
The Keal Name and History of the Paris
Bomb Thrower Discovered.
Paris, February 15. —After consider
able trouble the police have finally es
tablished the identity of the man who
threw the bomb in the cafe of the Hotel
Terminus Monday night.
The authorities believed that the
name “Leon Breton" given by the man
when he was arrested was an alias, and
inquiries to establish his identity were
pursued in every direction. It has now
been ascertained that his right name is
Emile Henry. He was born of French
p rents in Barcelona. Spain, Septem
ber 20, 1872. He recently' lived in Lon
don. where the police knew him to be
an anarchist. The English police, it
appears, were aware that he had left
Um ion January l-th last, and pro
ceeded direct to Paris, where he has
Another Bomb Found.
Paris, February 15.—A bomb was
found yesterday morning in the door
way of the Banque de la Sairete Gen
eral?. It is now in the hands of the
police, who are having its contents ex
The Fair Buildings Ablaze.
Chicago, February 15.—The build
ings of the World’® fair were again set
on fire yesterday, hut the flames were
under control befox-e serious damage
THE PRINCESS IN HIDING.
Will Soon Announce Her Whereabouts and
Take Part in Social Function*.
New York, February 15. —The Prin
cess Evelyne di Galatro Colonna, who
arrived on Sunday from Southampton
on the American Mine steamship New
York, having recently left Paris with
her three children to escape from her
husband, has effectually' concealed her
whereabouts in this city. Her step
father, J. W. Mackay, who met her
upon her arrival here and escorted her
to the 55'aldorf, where she breakfasted
with him and her children on Sunday i
morning, declined yesterday to state j
where she is stay'ing.
The Princess Colonna made the fol- j
fowing slate nent yesterday through
her brother, J. 556 Mackay', Jr., who
came from Paris with her:
1 authorize you to state that my' sud
den decision to leave France and come
to America was due solely to a plot
which I discovered that Prince di Gal
atro Colonna, my' husband, had formed
to steal one of my children from me as
a hostage, individuals having been em
ployed by him to that effect, as well as
to closely watch my movements.
Young Mackay was as secretive as
his father regarding the Princess’s
“Princess Colonna has no desire to
receive cellars at the present,” he said
yesterday. “Her stopping place will
soon be made public, however, as she
will probably not leave here for some
time, for she expects to enjoy many of
the coming social functions, both now
and after Lent.”
FOR THE FREEDOM OF POLAND.
An Extensive Conspiracy Unearthed With
55 t aksaw, February 15. —The police
here claim to have discovered an exten
sive conspiracy, the object of which
was to secure the freedom of Poland.
The conspirators are said to include
nihilists, as well as persons not usually
found affiliating with members of that
sect. A large number of arrests have
been made. Among those taken in
custody are. the entire editorial staff
of two journals published here and
many Catholic priests. The stipend of
Bishop Kulinski has been suspended.
The conspiracy is said to have extended
to many' other places in Poland. At
Kielce a police visit was made to the
seminary and college there, which re
sulted in the seizure of a large number
of pamphlets calling upon the youth of
Poland to rise and free their country
of Russian oppression.
HAS BUT ONE REGRET.
Foster Says He Cares Not for His Own
Opelika, February 15. —R. Y. Foster,
who murdered Mr. H. Clay Hudson and
a negro near West Point, several weeks
ago, is safe in jail at LaFayette. Fos
ter denies emphatically that he is
crazy, and says he knows now what he
is doing and was in full possession of
his senses when he deliberately shot to
death Mr. Hudson and the innocent
negro, against whom he had not the
Foster, to say the least, acts very
queer. so far as his life is con
cerned he does not care, but regrets his
unfortunate position on account of his
The Lottery Must Go.
Washington, February 15. Post
office Inspector Dice, who was in
structed by the postmaster general to
investigate the operations of the Hon
duras National Lottery company in its
relations with the postal service, in a
report to the department says that the
lottery company at Port Tampa has
erected and occupied a large two-story
brick building estimated to have cost,
with the printery outfit, about 850,000.
The foreign name by which the lottery
is designated, he says, is a mere subter
fuge. Postmaster General Bissell is in
earnest in his efforts to break up the
lottery company, and, in addition to
the steps announced in their dispatches
yesterday, has caused an order to be
sent to all postmasters throughout the
country instructing them to be on the
lookout and prosecute any person
caught sending or receiving mail from
the lottery company.
The Postage Stamp Contract.
Washington, February 15.—The post
master general will announce his deci
sion in the matter of the postage stamp
contract in a few days. There is a legal
question involved in the awarding of
the contract which the postmaster gen
eral has not settled. It is confidently
expected that the contract will be
awarded to the bureau of engraving
Two Freight Trains Collide.
Gibson, Ga., February 15. —A collision
occurred here last night on the Augusta
Southern road between freight train
No. 24, bound for Augusta, and an ex
tra bound for Tennille. The extra was
running on the way freight's time. No
one was hurt. The damage to both
engines was slight. The track will be
cleared by 9 o'clock this morning.
Cyclone in North Carolina.
Raleigh, February 15.—A cyclone
passed over Durham county yesterday
causing considerable damage to prop
erty and the loss of two or three lives.
The World Dies Young. ,
Greensboro, N. C. February 15.—The
Daily World, of Winston, started in
November.last by Major G. E. Webb,
THE DEBATE COES ON.
And the House Is Agog With th*
Bland Discussion Just Now.
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY IN CONGRESS.
Remonstrance From the National W. €.
T. U. Against a Tax on Whisky.
Other Matters Refore the
Washington, February 15. After
some unimportant business in the early
hour of the session of the house yes
terday Mr. Reed called attention to the
fact that Messrs. Quigg an d Straus,
members-elect from New York, were
present, and although their credentials
had not yet there was no
question as to their election. He asked
unanimous consent that they take the
oath of office.
No objection being made, the mem
bers-elect were sworn in.
A letter from Mr. Brawley (democrat,
South Carolina) was read, stating that
his resignation as a member of the
house of representatives had been for
warded to the governor of South Caro
bland asked unanimous consent that
general debate on the seigniorage bill
close at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Ob
jection being made, he asked that
speeches be limited „o 20 minutes. Ob
jection was also made to this, and the
house went into committee of the whole
to consider the bill.
Mr. Stone, (democrat, Kentucky)
spoke in its favor. Its object, he said,
was to partially supply a deflency
which undoubtedly existed in the treas
ury. r I he secretary he said, had strong
ly opposed a bond issue, but congress
had refused to afford him any relief,
and be was confronted by two alterna
tives—to allow the government obliga
tions to protest, or to use the authority
conferred upon him and issue bonds.
The prevailing deplorable financial
condition was due to the unfortunate
system, which permitted a few million
airs to band themselves together and
force the obligations of the government
to be protested, or compel the issuance
Walker (republican, Massachusetts)
opposed the bill. He said that there
never had been a standard of value in
any period of the world’s history which
had not been measured and regulated
by a grain of gold.
Kilgore, Livingston, Bland and Smith
(democrats) interrupted Walker with
a number of questions regarding the
depreciation of silver, and for some
time a free coinage discussion fol
An extension of 20 minutes was given
Walker, but in a few minutes, when
Walker began reading extracts from a
speech made by Bland, the latter at
tempted to interrupt, and Walker ap
pealed to the chair for protection.
Bland persisted in his efforts to be
heard, until the chair ns iuctedtlie
sergeant-at-arms to seat him. Walker
then proceeded with his speech.
Sweet (republican, Idaho) favored
Brosius (republican, Pennsylvania)
spoke against the bill.
Rawlins (democrat. Utah) spoke in
favor of the bill, but before concluding
his remarks the committee rose, and
the house, at 5:30, adjourned.
In the Senate.
Mr. Frye (republican, Maine) stated
that there had appeared in the news
papers a few weeks since a statement
that the W. C. T. U. had petitioned
congress for an increase of the tax on
On examination there had been found
before the house committee on ways
and means two such petitions, signed
by alleged officers of the union in re
mote western towns. Letters had been
sent, and in the one ease no reply had
been received, and in the other case it
was found that no such person lived in
the locality. He had now the pleasure
of presenting a remonstrance from the
National W. C. T. U. against a tax on
whisky, the remonstrance being signed
by officers of the union in forty-four
states, three territories and the Dis
trict of Columbia. These excellent
women, said Frye, do not believe that
the United States ought to enter into
copartnership in either the manufac
ture or sale of intoxicating liquors.
The “unfinished business” was then
taken up, being the house bill requir
ing railroad companies in the territo
ries to maintain stations at towns es
tablished by the interior department.
The demand represents a controversy
between the Rock Island Railroad com
pany and the president and the terri
tory of Oklahoma. Its discussion oc
cupied the entire time of the open ses
sion, and was only stopped by a motion
to go into executive session. Platt had
the floor and yielded to the motion.
The bill, therefore, went over until to
day, when it is to be taken up after the
routine morning business.
Washington, February 15.—The sen
ate has confirmed the following nomi
Thomas S. Ferguson, of Maryland,
envoy extraordinary and minister plen
ipotentiary to Sweden.
.John Barrett, of Oregon, minister
resident and consul general to Siam.
Thomas R. Jernigam of North Caro
lina, consul general at Shanghai, China,
Delaware Kemper, of Virginia, con
sul at Amoy, China.
Collectors of customs—Marion M.
Hutson, district t of Beaufort, S. C."
William R. Keenan, district of Wil
mington, N. C
The senate also rejected the nomina
tion of Benjamin Lenthier, of Massa
chusetts, to he consul of the United
States at Sherbrooke, Quebec, whose
nomination failed to receive the con
currence of the senate at its last ses
Offering to Loan Mon?y on Wheat.
New York. February 15.— A number
of banks and trust companies started
yesterday to loan money on wheat, and
are offering four months' loans on easy
terms, say 3 1-2 to 4 per cent, - king
wheat as collateral the same as sto.ks.
Thia is anew departure.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE COUNIY.
MATTERS OF INTEREST.
Gathered from all I’art* of the Conntr.v by
The Pack wood murder trial in Tava
res, Fla., was postponed.
Fx-Governor Campbell, it is said, has
no political ambitions now.
Four men were killed when two
freight trains collided near Bellevue, O.
Yellow fever lias broken out in Port
off Spain, Trinidad, and is beooming
‘‘Paul Jones” has started on his trip
around the world with neither money
Manuel Garcia, the bandit “King of
Cuba.” is levying blackmail in the
The tobacco monopoly in the Repub
lic of Columbia, !S. A., has oreuted
Iron mills have resumed at Pittsburg.
Work on anew mill started,and a glass
making record was broken.
Audinet Gibert, of New York, is in
Paris to challenge Senor Santa Maria
to a duel, according to report.
There was a shake-up in the police
Department of Boston, and the Watch
and Ward Society is jubilant.
the bodies of two men who were
treated by Dr, Kreinien are to be ex
amined for poison in Baltimore, Md.
Miss Josephine Pollard has stopped
taking testimony in Cincinnati for her
suit against Congressman Breckinridge.
The “Modern Church,” to have bath
rooms instead of altars, a gymnas um
instead of creed <fcc., was born at Chi
Mrs. Clarke Kruger, of Michigan
City, I ml., is dead and her fam ly of
seven will and e as the result of triohnae
eaten in pork.
Joseph Cook lectured in Boston on
the treatment of colored men in the
south, and blamed congress for repeal
ing the federal elections law.
The fishing schooner For tun a, of
Gloucester, with twenty-three aboard,
went ashore near Provincetown, Mass.,
and two men were lost and two are
James J. Hayne, who robbed his sis
ter, Mrs. Susan Swartz, of Natchez,
Miss., of bonds and diamonds, has been
brought back from Guatemala, whither
Vasquez is willing to submit his
rights and those of Bonilla to the popu
lar vote in Honduras. Twenty-two
prisoners of war are said to have been
shot by order of Bonilla.
Gladstone, the World’s London cor
respondent learns, will not dissolve
parliament until the issue of “mending
or ending” the house of lords is made
clear to tWie people of Great Britain.
1 he Metropolitan association refused
to schedule the boxing tourney of the
Columbia A. C. The club, however,
held an unsanctioned meeting, which
was a great success, pugilisticallv
Corporal Tanner a Sick Man.
New York, February 15.--Corporal
James lanner was not as well last
night as lie had been since the opera
tion upon his legs. His condition ex
cited considerable alarm. He had pro
gressed favorably until Sunday, when
he suffered a relapse, due (a? nervous
prostration. Y esterday he experienced
acute pain in what is left of his legs.
\) hen they were dressed in the morn
ing several stitches were taken out,
and this caused him great inconven
ience. Dr. Fowler, his attending phy
sician. and the St n y Hospital surgeons
did everything in tueir power to allevi
ate his suffering, but they were unable
to relieve him. Gen. McLeer and Ma
jor Wright were the only visitors who
were permitted to see Corporal Tanner
vesterday. Mrs. Tanner is with her
The British Press on Current News.
London, February 15.—The Daily
Telegraph says, in reference to Tues
day s sale of India bills: “It seems cer
tain that a further large sum must be
raised here. These applications prob
ably will be in the form of sterling
bills, which may eventually be funded,
thus increasing the Indian fixed
The Daily Chronicle says of the Na:
tional Liberal federation resolution:
“To argue with the lords as though
they had a title to discuss their claims
with the commons is to admit their
right of existence. That right, how
ever, cannot longer be tolerated. The
time has come, thanks to Lord Salis
bury and the archbishop of Canter
bury, to cleanse the constitution of this
monstrous hereditary adhesion.”
Ordination of a Female Minister.
Boston, February 15. The ordina
tion of Mrs. Amelia Frost, wife of Rev.
George A. Frost, of the Orthodox
church here, as the women preacher in
the Congregational church body in
Massachusetts, took place here yester
day. It is significant that the council
reported unanimously upon her exami
nation and no opposition was made to
her ordination. When Mr. Frost was
studying for the ministry his health
broke down, and Mrs. Frost assisted
him in various ways. The result was
that she took a full divinity school
course at Andover.
Will Parvis Hang: Again, is the Question.
Jackson, Miss., February 15.—Attor
ney General Johnston, in the name of
the state, has made a motion in the su
preme court in the case of Will Purvis
to have the qu stion settled, in order
to have anew sentence passed, either
by the supreme' court or circuit court,
as the supreme court may see proper to
determine, 'ihe motion will be pre
sented to the supreme court next Mon
The Old Kentucky Paper Company Fa ID.
Louisville, February 15.— The Old
Kentucky Paper company was placed
in the hands of a receiver yesterday on
the supplementary petition of Granger
& Cos., who hold a mechanic’s lien on
the property for about 810.000. The
paper company is indebted to the
amount of about 8 1 00,000 and the plant
is valued at $300,000.
Hemp for Another Fiend.
Marlboro, Md., February 15.— Jamas
Allen, a burly negro, 21 years old, was
brought to jail here last night charged
with criminally assaulting a little white
girl 12 years old. daughter of Thomas
Simpson. The condition of the victim
is serious, and it is probable that Allen
will be lynghed before night.
Mr. Wilson is Well Again.
Kansas Citv, Mo.,February 15 —Con
gressman W. L. Wilson, of West Vir
ginia, said this morning that he felt
better yesterday than he had since Uq