IFFICUL ORGAN OF TOE CITY.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
Hherill —J., O. Beauchamp,
Deputy— J. W. Crawlord.
Surveyor—B. J. Jinka.
Treasurer—T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector—T. J. Cole,
lax Deceiver —C. R. Carter.
Cierk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court ord Mondays in February
Uoau Corumiasioners—6ls G. M.,
J. L, Baikley, 11. G. Asbury, T. O.
VV ouuwarG; 016 G. M, J, M. Ball,
J, I'j. llale, J. W. Fletcher; 609 G.
M., J. W. Mintoj, J. L. P>e, S. K.
uiiih ; 614 G. M ,J. W. Holoway,
J. 11. Dole, J. Van vVngblj 552 G.
M , D. B, Moore, R. M. Harper, F.
M. Maddox; 612 G. M. W. O.
Ciuwley, Cornelius McCiuare, T.
11. Nolan; 610 G. M., TANARUS, P. Bell,
IT M. Tieieher, J. G. Cold well; 616
G. M., J. 11. Maddox, J. J. WiUon,
J. C. Barnes.
Board of Education—W. M. Mal
let, A. G. Hitchens, J. T. Goodman,
D. N. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. Olliee in
Jury N. By
ars, T. L. Williams, VV. B. Dozier,
D. J. Ball, T. P. Ball, Alex Atki
Justices Court—6ls Dial,, R. A,
Woodward, J. P.; J. G, Kimbell.
813 Dist. 11. L. Brown, j. P.; H.
C. Thaxton, N. P,
609 Dial., 'V. A. Waldrnp, J. P,;
Sleye Moure. N. P.
552 Dist., James Jolly, J P.; J
M. Maudox, N. P,
612 Dist., Howard Ham, J. P.; F.
Z. Curry, N. P.
610 Dist., T. J. Collins, J. P.; T.
P. Bell, N. P.
616 Dist., O. B. Knowles, J, P.;
J. L. Barnet, N. P.
614 Dist., A. H. Ogletree, J. P.;
W. F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Conncilmen—T. J. Lane, J. W. Car
michael, B. I*. Bailey, T. M. Eurlow.
Methodist—Rev. T. VV. Bell, pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m., 7
pm. Prayer meeting every Wednes
Baptist -Rev. G. VV. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.m. Prayer ineeiinir
rresby lerian —Rev. Mr. Phatr, pas
tor. Services every 3rd Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and every Ist
Sunday at 7 p.m.
F. & A. M. —Chapter meets 2nd aud
4th Monday nights. Blue Lodge, Ist
and 3rd Monday nights.
Red men— 2ud aud 4th Tuesday
uigtits in each month.
M. V. McKIBBEN,
Attorney at Law,
M. M MILLS,
Oilicc in court house, Jackson, Georgia.
W. W. Ax person . Frank Z. Curry.
ANDERSON & CURRY,
attorneys at law.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackson,
FLO VILLA, - - GEORGIA.
Crown and bridge work and all the
latest methods of dentistry. Teeth ex
tracted without pain. Pricos moderate.
Dr. O. H. Cantrell
JACKSON, - - ' - GA.
The only brick Hotel between Atlan
ta and Macon. Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace. Prop.
dec 14- 12m
STOP AT THE
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AJs HEIR ST-CLASS.
Free Sack to Depot,
C. It. Grisham, Propriet t.
SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC
SQUARE, JACKSON, GA.
Strictly first-class in all respects,
trive it a trial when you come to Jack
son. Terms moderate. Satisfaction
MRS. A . M. JESTER* Prep.
THE BILL REPORTED.
The Finance Committee Finishes
Up With the Wilson Measure.
GIVES TO THE PRINTERS AT OSCE*
All Schedule* Arranged Except on Sugar
and This Speedily Agreed Upon.
The Committee Closes a T.abor
That Has Occupied Days.
Washington, March B.—The demo
cratic members of the finance commit
tee repaired to the committee room as
soon as the skirmish over the Bland
bill was ended and applied themselves
to the conside ation of the Wilson bill.
At the same time orders were sent to
the government printing office to have
a force of men on hand ready to take
the copy as soon as it was sent and
have the bill printed in time to lay it
before the committee at 11 o’clock this
The only open question then was
the sugar schedule and this was
promptly disposed of, so that the com
mittee adjourned at 7:43. at which
time the bill was sent to the printer.
The duty given to sugar was only
agreed upon after an animated discus
sion and the rate appears to be the evi
dences of being a compromise.
It is understood that a rate of 1 cent
a pound is fixed on raw sugar testing
75 degrees by the polarscope and grad
ed up by degrees.
When the bill is laid before the full
committee today it will be as Voorhees
put it, “Given to the whole world
through the agency of the press, just
as was done in the house committee.”
The completed bill was not
submitted to the so called
conservatives, and a member of the
committee said last night that the com
mittee did not know whether these
senators would support the bill or not.
PORTUGUESE OPEN FIRE.
The Same Returned by the British, and a
Bloody Fight is On.
Port Natat., S E.,-Africa, March B.
The Portuguese having obstructed the
progress of the British parties engaged
in constructing the telegraph line be
tween the British Sphere and Tete, on
the Zambesi, Lieutenant and Com
mander George Q. Carr, in command of
the steel •-L
--tons, landed a party of blue jackets
from the gunboat referred to, in order
to protect the men at work upon the
The Portuguese fired upon the land
ing party aud the fire was returned.
The latest advices from the scene of
the encounter say that the governor of
Quilliinane, the Portuguese official in
charge of the district within the Portu
guese boundaries, has been summoned
to the spot where the conflict took
place, and he is said to be on his way
there with two Portuguese gunboats
and a number of troops. The British
commander is believed to have asked
Senatorial Forecasts In North Carolina.
Raleigh, March 8. —It is formally an
nounced that Marion Butler, president
of the National alliance and editor of
The Caucassian, Goldsboro, will be the
populist candidate for the United
States senate to succeed Senator Matt
W. Ransom. If the next legislature is
democratic it is confidently believed
that Ransom will succeed himself.
Electrical Storm in Macon.
Macon, Ga., March B.— During a se
vere lightning storm late yesterday af
ternoon the house of Rev. J. W. Graham
was struck by lightning and almost en
tirely destroyed. His wife and several
children narrowly escaped electrocu
tion. The visitation of a severe light
ning storm at this season of the year in
this vicinity is considered phenomenal.
Fair and Colder.
Washington, March B.—Forecast for
Georgia—generally fair, probably cold
er in northwest, southwest winds.
Alabama—fair, slightly cooler, north
Tennessee and Kentucky—fair, fol
lowed by showers in the eastern por
tions, slightly colder, winds becoming
Half Million for Thirty Thousand.
Denison, Tex., March B. —The Deni
son cotton mill, erected at a cost of
$500,000, has been disposed of at public
sale for $30,000 to satisfy a judgment
for debt, the purchaser being ex-
Mayor Ford, of Kansas City. The mill,
which is the largest in the south, has
never been operated.
Major Botts Dead.
Houston, Tex.. March 7.—Major W.
B. Botts died yesterday from conges
tion. He was a member of Baker Botts
Baker, and Lovett consel in Texas for
all the Gould lines of railroads and
past grand commander of Knights
Templar. His wife died last Saturday.
Carried to the Wall by Sugar.
New York, March S.—The failure of
Hunter. Clark fc Jacob was announced
at the New York Stock Exchange late
yesterday afternoon. The rise in
American sugar is supposed to have
carried down the firm.
A Nashville Hotel Assigns.
Nashville, Tenn , March B.— The
Nicholson hotel, of this city, went into
the hands of a receiver yesterday in
consequence of a bill filed to secure a
mortgage, held bv Louis A. Bates, of
New York, for $90.000.
New Dally for Raleigh.
Raleigh. N. C., March B.— Raleigh is
to have anew afternoon daily, The
Press. It will appear March 25th, and
will be < wne i by a company of practi
l, :dstone U 111.
Lo r> in, March B.—Mr. Gladstone was
confined to his bed yesterday. He
became chilled by the raw winds Tues
day and is Pilfering from a severe
TRAGEDY IN ATLANTA.
Samuel H. Cheek, Who Ha* Been Leadings
Double Life, Kills Himself,
Atlanta, March B. —ln an old tumble
down cottage hidden in a lonely copse
wood, Samuel 11. Cheek, the contractor,
a fugitive from the law and the tor
tured slave of conscience, yesterday
morning put an end to his life, which
for years has been a living lie, a double
life, false to wife, to home, to honor, to
Hidden there to prevent prosecution
on a trivial charge, he was driven to
remorse for an unsuspected crime that
for years had remained undiscovered,
and there alone, in the quiet of the
woods he shot himself through the
An hour later he was found dying by
his son. Two hours later he died at
the Grady hospital.
His tragic death revealed a dramatic
story, replete with deception, devotion,
duplicity and love—a story that is like
the product of some clever fictionist's
brain. Ordinary matter of fact life but
rarely develops such instances of long
practiced deception and double living.
The story unfolded by Cheek's sui
cide is one covering a period of twelve
years, and between the first and last
acts there is an interval of ten years.
The tragedy ended with the killing of
During the time he has been keeping
a paramour in the city, also known as
Mrs. Cheek, and this, the possible de
tection, drove him to suicide.
SURPRISE IN COURT.
The Attorney-General of Michigan Creates
a Sensation in a Mandamus Case.
Lansing. Mich., March B.—Attorney-
General Ellis sprung a surprise in the
supreme court yesterday in the case
brought by the governor for a man
damus to compel a re-canvass of the
vote on the salary amendment of 1891.
He asked leave to amend his answer,
and presented the affidavit of J. N.
Cowdry, clerk oi G atiot county in 1891,
to the effect that the county canvassers
adjourned that year without making
any canvass whatever of the vote cast
on the amendment increasing the sal
ary of the attorney-general, and that
he Nvrote them upon his record without
being canvassed, lie also presented
the affidavit of the present county clerk
that he is unable to discover any orig
These affidavits show that no canvass
of the amendment of 1891 was made in
Gratiot county. If tiie court decides
the vote in GrAtiot county shall not be
counted, the amendment will have a
majority of 287 votes, after subtracting
i8n222/ ote A.y ie jffe
TRUE BILLS AGAINST RATLIFFE.
The Grand Jury Finds First Degree Mur
der and Also Manslaughter.
Kosciusko, Miss., March 8.--The
grand jury yesterday reported a true
bill to the court against W. P. Ratliffe
for the killing of Samuel A. Jackson.
There are two counts —first, for mur
der; second, for manslaughter. Judge
Campbell set the case to be called next
Saturday. If Ratliffe should be acquit
ted on the first he is amenable for the
second count. The jury did not take
up the cases against Ratliffe for the
killing of Russell and the wounding of
Saunders. Twenty-five persons who
witnessed the killing were examined
by the grand jury.
KILLED OVER A GAME.
Frank Bartek Shot by William Isleib—An
Interesting Story Accompanying It.
Hallettsville, Tex., March B.
Frank Bartek, of the New Orleans
Brewing association, went to Whiting,
a small village, to get some empty beer
kegs. While there, he engaged in a
game of dominoes with William Isleib.
The game wound up in a row. Partek
slashed Isleib with a knife, and the
latter shot ank killed Bartek.
A week ago Isleib sat on a jury
which acquitted Bartek on a charge of
shooting a negro.
New Orleans Races.
New Orleans, March B.— First race,
five-eighths of a mile—Billy“Duncan
won. Consignee second, Sanford third.
Time, 1.16 1-2.
Second race, five furlongs—Excelsior
won, Looking Backward second, Mag
gie Peck third. Time, 1:15 1-2.
Third race, seven furlongs—Tasso
won. Forest King second, Outcry third.
Time, 1:47 1-4.
Fourth race, six and a half furlongs
—Henry Owsley won. Coronet second,
Red John third. Time, 1:39 3-4.
Fifth race, five and a half furlongs—
Sewing Girl won. The Bully second,
Burrell's Billet third. Time, 1:21.
Cleveland Will Review the Knights.
Washington, March 8. —President
Cleveland has promised to review the
Knights of Pythias at their tri-ennial
encamp rent in Washington next Au
gust. General Schofield has consented
to inspect the Knights. This is the
first time the president and the com
manding general of the army have so
honored similar organizations. The
encampment will begin August 27 and
last three days.
Davis. Charged With Murder, is Discharged
Columbus, March 8. —W. S. Davis,
charged in Justice Lennard's court
with the murder of Green Thomas in
this city a few nights ago, was dis
charged yesterday morning after a
hearing before Justices Lennard and
Trot, N. Y., March B.— Prominent
citizens have called a mass meeting to
express public indignation at the out
rages of Tuesday's elections in the
city, at which polling grounds were the
scenes of carnage.
Chattooga Elects a Sheriff.
Summerville, Ga.. March B. —J. C.
Penn ws? elected sheriff of Chattooga
c untv yesterday. Garner, the third
party e n . date, was badly snowed
u id r
H ils.ca-iio *■. i. Out.
Cincinnati. Marc The Commer
cial Gaze te of i his i .is to have new
men tr i uol y, .to property and
JACKSON, GA., THURSDAY MARCH 8, 1894.
BLANCHARD GETS IN.
Appointment, in Louisiana, of the
Congressman to Succeed White.
THE SENATOR FORMALLY RESIGNS.
Life and Party Services of the New Ap
pointee—Vacancy Made in the Lower
Branch and the Probable Can
didates, for the Same.
New Orleans, March. 8. —Governor
Foster yesterday received the resigna
tion of United States Senator E. C.
A hite, to take effect on Monday, March
12. Ihe governor accepted the same
and appointed Honorable Newton C.
Blanchard as senator to succeed Sena
Mr. Blanchard, by reason of his long
service in Washington is one of the
best known public men in the state.
Congressman Blanchard has served
longer in the house than any congress
man elected from Louisiana since the
war. He is now in the fourteenth year
of his service in tfie lower branch in
the national assembly, Judge Elam
having been his predecessor.
Newton Crain Blanchard was born in
Rapides parish, Louisiana, where he
still owns property, and where manv
of his relatives reside. He first saw the
light of day on January 19, 1849, and he
is no v 45 years of age. Before he was
44 Mr. Blanchard had been elected seven
times to congress, a distinction enjoyed
by few of the members of tbe national
Mr. Blanchard will serve as senator
until the legislature has filled the va
cancy caused by the resignation of
The governor has authority to ap
point during the recess of the legisla
ture only. e Judge W bite’s term will ex
pire in 1897.
Mr. Blanchard was a candidate for
the senate before the legislature of
1878 and also before that of 1892. His
promotion to the senate naturally
leaves bis seat in the house vacant, and
an election will be ordered at once, at
which his successor will be elected.
J. C. Pugh, of Red River, now a state
senator, and Speaker Bolton, of the
house of representatives, are the gen
tlemen most prominently mentioned
for the vacant congressional seat.
TROOPS NOT vet .'.Y .-s
Latest Particulars From the Seat of West
Virginia’s Labor War.
Charleston, W. Va.. March B. —Allis
quiet at the seat of Avar this morning.
Arrest of rioters are being made
hourly. The Fayette jail is fall and it
is thought that the surplus Avill be
brought here. But one gatling gun
was taken up yesterday, and that Avas
sufficient., as the miners Avere aAved by
it and call it “the gun that shoots
12,000 times a minute.”
Nearly all of the ring leaders of the
riot have been arrested. Their names
were furnished the authorities by a
Pinkerton detective, who, disguised as
a miner, learned all the secrets and
names of the strikers and gave them to
the sheriff. The hoy Jackson, who re
vealed the dynamite plot is now at
Fayette under ample protection. It is
not thought advisable to remove the
troops until after the trial of the ring
leaders, which are proceeding as rap
idly as possible. Wyant and the tAvo
men AA'ho were arrested Avith him have
returned to Eagle under bonds. The
coroner's inquest begun near a week
ago and has not yet been finished.
THE STRIKE AUGMENTED.
Two Thousand Recent Additions to the
Silk Weavers’ Army.
New York, March 8. —At the meeting
of the Central Labor federation yester
day the delegates of the striking silk
weavers reported that their strike is
progressing favorably, and that over
2,000 men had joined since they went
out. In several factories wages have
been raised 20 and 30 per cent, and a
few of the weavers haye gone back.
The w’aiters reported differences with
the proprietors of the Germania Assem
bly Rooms, on the Bowery, and of Clar
endon hall, on East Thirteenth street.
All affiliated unions were requested to
collect signatures for the petition to be
submitted to the legislature for the
benefit of the unemployed, calling for
the building of public meeting halls,
lodging houses, baths and Avash houses.
The signatures will be sent to the sec
retary of the C. L. F., Ernest Bohm, at
64 East Fourth street, by March 26th.
TRIAL BEGINS TODAY.
Breckinrldge-Pollard Suit to Come Up Be
fore Judge Bradley In Washington.
Washington, March B.— Today is
the date fixed upon for the beginning
of the suit brought against Representa
tive W. C. P. Breckinridge, of Ken
tucky, by Madeline V. Pollard, for
breach of promise and seduction. The
case wHI be tried before Judge Brad
ley, of the circuit court.
Congressman Breckinridge wiU un
doubtedly ask a continuance of the
case. It is believed that the request
will not be granted by the court, whose
opinion, adverse to a continuance, was
expressed at the preliminary hearing
Alabama Appointments Confirmed.
Washington, March B. —The senate
has confirmed the nomination of L. W.
Hunter, receiver of public moneys, and
Harrison Purcell, register of the land
office, at Montgomery. The folio wing
North Carolina postmasters were also
affirmed: T. J. Lowry, Mount Airy; J.
W. Knott, Oxford.
Gov. Lewelling Asking for Resignations.
Topeka, Kas., March B.—Governor
LeAvelling yesterday asked for the
resignation of John F. WiUite, presi
dent of the state board of pardons. A.
C. Baker, recently chief clerk of th®
labor bureau, succeeds him,
THE COTTON MARKETS.
Opens With an Advance, Declines and
Closes Steady—The Sales.
New York, March 8. —Suns cotton
report says: Cotton opened about Tues
day nights prices, advanced 1 to 2
points, lost this and declined 3to 5
points, recovered this and advanced 5
to 6 points, then re-acted, and ended
very steady at about Tuesday nights
prices. Sales 142,900. Liverpool ad
vanced 2 points, re-acted and closed at
1 1-2 points higher than yesterday and
quiet; spot sales 12,000 bales at firmer
but unchanged prices.
In Manchester yarnes and clothes ac
cording to the public despatch were
New Ox-leans declined 3to 6 points,
recovered this and advanced 2 points,
and then lost the improvement.
Port receipts were estimated at 11,-
000, but l-eached 12,004, against 11,571
this day last week and 9,347 last year.
Total thus far this week 45,714. against
46,672 thus far last week.
The rainfall at the south was quite
Spot cotton here was I-16c higher.
Sales 548 for spinning and 100 bales de
livered. Southei-n spot markets were
generally quiet and steady, or firm at
unchanged prices. Savannah and Au
gusta advanced 1-16 and Cliai-leston 1-8.
New Orleans sold 4,200, Savannah
950, Memphis 325 and Galveston 128.
Augusta receipts 503, against 790 this
day last year. St. Louis receipts 595,
against 1,000 last year; shipments
1,635; Memphis receipts 279, against
548 last year; shipments 2,227, Houston
receipts 1*670, against 1,578 last year;
Work of Manchester Looms.
Manchester, March B.—The Guar
dian, in its commercial article, says:
There has been rather more inquiry,
chiefly, however, for India, but the
offei’s have been inadequate, and con
sequently the transactions have been
Manufacturers in pressing need of
material have some times taken the
scanty offers in ox-der to keep their
looms going, and pi-ices, therefoi’e,
have been irregular. The feeling of
uncertainty as to the permanency of
the rise in silver and exchange greatly
disturbs business. The demand for
China and Japan lias fallen off, and
there is very little trade with South
Yarns ai’e inactive and irregular.
Consolidated Net Cotton Receipts.
New York, March B.— The total con
solidated net receipts of cotton re- I
ported yesterday fi-om all ports were
12,004; exports to Great Britain 18,514;
su xi£r ms ween; x-Neir reeeipis "*O,l it, |
exports to Great Britain 40,213. France
13,078; to continent 18,152.
New York Cotton Market.
New York, March 8. —Cotton quiet;'
middling gulf 7 7-8; middling uplands
7 5-8; sales 648 bales. Futures closed
quiet; sales 142,900 bales.
COCKRAN VISITS COUDERT.
The Movements of the New York Politi
cians on Southern Soli.
San Antonio, Tex., March 8. —Short-
ly after his arrival here, Hon. Bourke
Cockran, of New York, called upon
Hon. Richard Coudert, at the residence
of Lieutenant Bellinger, at Fort Sam
Houston, and the two distinguished
democratic leaders were in close con
sultation about two hours.
The subjects discussed at the inter
view has not been made public, both
gentlemen, when questioned by the
correspondent, claiming that the meet
ing was purely a social one, and that
politics was not discussed. Mr. Cou
dert left for New York.
Hon. Richard Croker and party are
still at the ranch of John A. Morris,
Mr. Cockran is still here and Mayor
Gilroy has not yet arrived.
In the Meantime Impeachments Are Pend
ing Before the City Council.
New Orleans, March B. —The Whit
aker case, which has occupied the time
of the court about a month, from first
to last, went to the jury at 1 o’clock yes
terday morning; at 3 p. m. the jury
came into court, reported that they
could not agree, and were discharged
aud a mistrial entered. The jury stood
ten for acquittal and two ior convic
Whitaker was charged with embez
zlement, having failed to pay into the
city treasury all the fines collected by
the first recorder’s court, over which
he presided. Impeachment proceedings
are pending against Judge Whitaker
before the city council.
• Late Advices from Honolulu.
San Francisco, Cal., March B.— The
schooner Transit arrived from Hono
lulu at 11 o'clock last night, bringing
advices up to February 20th. Advices
sent by the Oceanir on the 15th ult. re
ported" important action having been
taken by the provisional government
in the matter of preparing for a consti
tutional convention to organize a rep
resentative government. This was fol
lowed on the 17th, after an evening
meeting of the annexation club, by ac
tion on the part of the leading members
of the club, as citizens, in organizing
formally as a political party in support
of the government.
Annual Bailroad Statement.
Monterey, March B.—J. A. Robert
son, general manager and receiver of
the Monterey and Mexican Gulf rail
road, has just made public the annual
statement of that road, which shows
that the total earnings for 1893 were
8999,160, as against 8758,863 the year
before, an increase of 8240,297. The
net earnings show an increase of 8128,-
172. In his report, Mr. Robertson states
that the jetties at Tampico, at the
mouth of the Panuco river, are now
completed, and a mean depth of 22 feet
now exists in the channel.
Fire in an Orphanage.
Louisville, Ky., March ß. --Fire broke
out in the boiler shed of the orphan
age of the Good Shepherd, on Morton
avenue yesterday at 1:40 o’clock.
There were 42 people in the building
adjoining, including 34 children. They
>vere gotten out without accident. t
BLAND S BILL AHEAD.
Engineered to a Position of Par
BEYOND THE REACH OF OPPONENTS.
In the Houg < the Annual Pension Debate is
Resumed, and a Spirited Discussion
Engaged In Congressional
Matters in General.
Washington, March B.— O'Neil re
ported from the committee on appro
priations Bingham’s resolution asking
the secretary of the treasury to inform
the house under what authority the
bureau of engraving and printing sub
mitted a bid for printing postage
stamps with a favorable recommenda
tion, and it was passed.
At the beginning of the discussion of
the pension bill, Waugh stated that
Deputy Commissioner Bell had written
him a letter denying the truthfulness
of the interview printed in the Indian
apolis Sentinel, and quoted by him
(Waugh) in his speech, in which Bell
was made to say that the expenditures
for pensions in the year 1894 would be
$25,000,000 less than for the current
year, and that before the Cleveland ad
ministration closed the annual expen
ditures on account of the pensions,
would be reduced to $100,000,000 a year.
Springer charged that the pension
bureau had been used by the republi
can party to affect the vote in Ohio and
Indiana, which were doubtful states
politically. Illinois averaged neither
so many pensioners nor so much paid
per pensioner per district as did both
the states named.
O’Neil, in charge of the bill, closed
the general debate, lie reviewed the
various speeches by republican mem
bers, and replied to their several criti
cisms of and charges against the
The hill then came up for considera
tion under the five-minute rule and for
amendment. Three amendments were
ruled out on points of order. The
fourth gave rise to debate.
It Nvas offered by Grosvenor, to in
crease the amount of the bill from 150,-
000,000 to 165,000,000.
Henderson (rep. Iowa) caused a
sensation by referring to the speech of
He said that gentleman had stood up
here with a bouquet of rhetoric in one
Rand to attract the votes of the soldiers,
while in his other, his withered one, he
field a dagger to drive at their hearts.
TIOXIOIIS TO Hie pUllllD XJi VIUCI vuurv xw
changed existing law.
The committee then rose, and the
hill was reported to the house.
The Pickier amendment was agreed
to, and the bill passed without division
substantially as it was reported from
At 4:10 the house adjourned until to
day at 12 o’clock.
In the Senate.
Harris called for a vote on his motion
tor a second reading of the seigniorage
After its second reading, he would
ask unanimous consent, (which from
the indications of yesterday, he was
sure, would be granted) to have it taken
up, considered and disposed of.
The bill had its second reading, and
then the vice president asked whether
there was any objection to Harris’ re
quest to take it up for consideration.
Sherman said that he would move, if
no one else did, to refer the bill to the
finance committee. It proposesthe issue
of United States notes, to the amount
of $55,000,000 dollars, for the current
expenses of the government. He re
garded it as a grave revolutionary pro
Palmer argued in favor of its refer
ence to the finance committee.
Call moved to lay that bill aside and
take up the bill to change the bound
aries of the judicial districts of Florida.
This motion was defeated—yeas, 22;
Harris then moved to proceed to the
consideration of the seigniorage bill.
The motion was agreed to without a
division. The bill was, therefore, be
fore the senate us in committee of the
The question was taken on Shermans
motion to refer the seigniorage bill to
the finance committee and the motion
was defeated —yeas 6, nays 50.
Then, no amendment being offered,
he followed with the announcement
Tbit the question was on the engross
ment and third reading of the bill, and,
that stage being rapidly passed, he
said that the question now was “shall
the bill pass?”
Morrill protested against such an im
portant bill being passed in what looked
like a freak of the senate. There had
been no consideration as to what the
effect of its passage would be on the
credit of the ceuntry, both at home and
Palmer inquired whether the bill w-as
etill subject to amendment, and was
informed by the presiding officer that
it was not.
Allison—Has the bill passed to a
The Presiding Officer—Yes; and the
question now before the senate is on
the passage of the bill.
AJlison—Then I move to reconsider
the vote whereby the bill was en
grossed and read a third time.
Cockrell —On that motion I a,sk the
yeas and nays.
Sherman made a final appeal to the
senate against hasty action. The
course adopted with this bill was, he
said, in violation of the old established
rules of the senate.
After some further colloquy, the bill
was allowed to go over till today, prin
cipally for the accommodation of Sher
man, but with no indication that there
would be today any abandonment or
yielding of the parliamentary advant
age which it occupies.
After action on Allison’s motion to
reconsider, the next vote is to be on the
passage of the bill.
After a short executive session, the
senate, at 3:20, adjourned.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE COimil,
THE END OF HIS WANDERINGS.
Arrest of a Man Who Robbed a New York
Rank Several Years Ago. “ j
Buffalo, March B. —After more than
two years of the wandering life of a
.‘wanted” criminal, Harry C. Wiltshaw,
alias Harry C. Watkins, of New York,
occupies a felon's cell in the Erie coun
ty jail. He was arrested yesterday
evening as he was stepping from a
train from the east at the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western station.
Deputy United States Marshal Watts
took him into custody on information
furnished by New York detectives.
Wiltshaw is enarged with the embez
zlement of sums aggregating $36,000
from the United States National Bank
of New York. He was in the employ
of the bank several years an an indi
vidual bookkeeper, and for eight years
as a confidential clerk. His pecula
tions. it is believed, extended over
three years. His downfall is attrib
uted to unfortunate speculations in
stocks and bonds. f
ONE YEAR LATER.
The Chickamauffa and Chattanooga Na
tional Park to be Dedicated in 1805.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March B.— The
Times of this city is in receipt of a let
ter from General H. V. Boynton, an
nouncing the postponement of the ded
ication of the Chickamauga and Chat
tanooga National Military park from
September. 1894, to September, 1895.
The reasons given for the postpone
ment are that the tariff question occu
pying the attention of congress would
prevent a final vote on the bill appro
priating funds for the dedication in
time for this year, and that the Grand
Army of the Republic would probably
meet in Atlanta, Ga., next year, and
could thus easily- participate in the
Still Talking of Gladstone.
London, March 8. —Joseph Chamber
lain, member of liberal unionists in the
house of commons addressed a meeting
of his constituents in Birmingham last
evening. He praised Mr. Gladstone
for his energy and courtesy in public
life and spoke in the warmest terms of
his eloquenee and keenness in debate.
None of the old premiers mental pow
ers, he said had shown signs of decay
and his retirement could only be de
plored by political friends and foes
PrußNia Will Accede.
Berlin, March 8. —In the reichstag
yesterday Dr. Von Boetticher, imperial
minister of the interior, informed the
cammittee having charge of the Ger
man treaty that Prussia will accede to
the demands of southwestern Germany
and repeal the sliding scale freight
rates. By this action the government
erto been staunch opponents or ’ tne
McCarthyites Revolt Against Their Leader.
London, March B.—Some of the lead
ing members of the Irish (McCarthy
ite) party in parliament are denounc
ing Justin McCarthy, their leader, for
the attitude he has assumed in regard
to the succession of Lord Roseoeryto
the premiership. The movement has
not as vet reached a stage threatening
a revolt, but McCarthy’s position ie
characterized as one displaying bad
judgment and lack of stability.
Bodies of the Crushed Miners Excavated.
Scranton, Pa., March B.—After great
risks to themselves a gang of twelve
rescuers combatted, the after-damp ard
heat of the explosion in the Richmond
shaft last night. They recovered the
crushed and scarcely recognizable
bodies of James Northern and Albert
Williams at midnight. Northern’s
body was almost cut in two. The four
victims of the disaster will be buried
Fast Saiing From Kio Harbor.
London, March B. —The British naval
chief at Rio De Janeiro reports to the
government that he has arranged, net
only with the Brazilian government,
but with the insurgents, that British
ships may he enabled to obtain ballpst
without molestation and leave the har
bor. He also says that the port should
be closed and all vessels ordered to
leave owing to the rapid spread of yel
Death Preceded th • Callow*.
Minben, La., March 8. —Tom Kinder,
who was being tried for the murder of
Joe Tuggle in the Ramsey Tuggle feud,
died in jail yesterday and was buried
this morning. The jury had not agreed
upon a verdict when they were dis
charged on account of Kinders death,
but it is understood that eleven were
for conviction, and one for acquittal.
Burning of a Railroad Bridge.
Binghampton, N. Y., March 8. —At
1:15 this morning fire broke out in C. S.
Smith’s large cigar manufactory on
Noyes island, this city. The building
is a four-story brick. The blaze spread
to an old building near by, and also set
fire to the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western railroad bridge over the Che
nango river, which was burned.
A Lunatic Who Threatened the Qneeu.
London, March B.—Wyndham Carter,
the crank w*ho was arraigned in the
Bow street police court on February
12th on a charge of Raving menaced the
life of the queen, was yesterday ad
judged a criminal lunatic. Since his
arraignment in court on the original
charge he has"been confined in an asy
lum, but not as a criminal.
Mr. Talbert's New Bill.
Washington, March B. —An impor
tant bill has been introduced by Repre
sentative Talbert, of South Carolina, to
amend the act to refund to the states
and territories the money collected un
der the direct tax of August sth, 1861.
More Hawaiian Matters Sent In.
Washington, March 8. —The presi
dent sent to the senate this morning a
further statement of the Hawaiian
matter accompanied by a brief message
Potter Palmer Dying.
Chicago, March B.—Potter Palmer,
the millionaire proprietor of the Pal
in ir house, is seriously ill at his home
here with the grip. Mr. Palmer is 70
Anti-Option Hearing* Continue.
Washington, March 8. —The hear
ings of the anti-option bill were con
tinued before the house committee on