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MACAON, GEORGIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 188G.-TWELVE PAGES
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THE INSIDE OF ATLANTA.
EX POSTMASTER BENJAMIN CON-
|Sk*tcU ot liln Ufe and Service*—The riace
of Hid Burial — Another Cold Day
— A Watchman Floored —
/| Personal Mention.
Atlanta, January 10.—Ex-Got. Benjamin Conley
died suddenly at hia home, corner Beocher and
Peoplee atreet, Weat End, title morning. Foraer-
eral months Ur. Conley haa been aide from dta-
betee. Be has failed rapidly, but while hie health
was conaidered precarious his death was sudden
and unexpected. He had dressed, and waa sitting
down awaiting breakfast, when he died.
When Mr. Conley vacated the gubernatorial chair
be took np bis permanent residence in Atlanta,
where he resided ever since. lie did not embark
in any business, but lived a retired life.
In 1875 President Grant appointed Mr.Conley post
master of Atlanta, which office ho hold until 1883,
when he was removed under an indictment for an
embezzlement which it was generally understood
was done by an employe. Owing to his age there
waa no trial. A few months since it was published
tlist the government was indebted to Ur. Conley,
thus fully exonerating him from any criminal
Benjamin Conly was born in Newark, N. J.,March
1st, 1815. When a mere child his father died. Left
to his own resources for support, at the age of fif
teen he migrated to Auguste. 3a. Be there engaged
aa clerk with Force Bros., shoe merchants. Ho
continued in the shoe business until ho left Au
gusta, which waa in 18(18. Conley was a member of
the city council of Augusta tor thirteen years, and
he served two terms as mayor of the same city. In
1888 he was elected a member of the State Senate, of
which body ho was chosen president. ‘It was dur
ing his term as president of tho Senate that Rufus
■ H, Bullock, then Governor, fled the State. Mr.
I Conley was sworn in as Governor, vice Bullock.
■ and held office until his successor qualified the fol-
m lowing January.
Mr. Conley leavea a widow and two sons. The
elder son, John L., is married and Uvea at East
Point; the younger, Maurice J., is single, and he
resides with his parents at West End. About a
month ago Maurico had his leg brokon, and he is
| laid np with the mishap yet. Mrs. Conley, was
Ksrah A. Hemmes. cousin of the late Admiral
Semiucs. She waa married to Mr. Conley at Atheus
I in 1845. She is now sixty-two years old.
Mr. Conley wUl re taken to Augusta to-morrow
ir burial. Deceased was an Episcopalian, and at
the time of his death senior warden of St Phillip’s
church in Atlanta. He waa formerly
warden of St. Paul’s Church in Augusta. The
i ot Mr. Conley's luiiucu death shocked the
community to-day. It was the general theme of
I conversation. It served to revive the memory of
the days of reconstmeticn. Whatever may have
been the feeling of the majority of white Georgians
toward* Mr. Conley during reconstruction, it is
certain that time has softened the asperities ot
party hates, and ttlat to-day bis death is mourned
the loss of a worthy citizen.
ANOTHER COLD DAY.
I Atlanta Movine to Provide for the Poor and
Atlanta, January 10. —There has been no abate-
ieut of the intense cold weather that struck At
nta early yesterday. To-day has been beautifully
lear. There was comparatively little wind, but
air was eager and nipping. For all the clear
iky and bright situ tempted many more people
streets than the extreme cold would ordinarily
[warrant. Although the thermometer has not yet
[reached zero, it has not been far from tL All day
[the thermometer haa stood between 4 and 13 above
Once, for a brief moment when old Bol waa
itt the zeuitb, it did creep up to 18.
are several Northerners stopping at the ho
tels here who sty they never felt tho cold as much
the North and Northwest when the thermometer
much at ten and fifteen degrees below:
Thu oldest inhabitant has been Interviewed on all
•i lnt. He says that it la the coldest weather ha ■
B^lt In Atlanta, but he has known tho thermometer
be lower here.
In eplte of the bitterness of the day the churches
ere really well attended. Thero was no particu-
null, sod no signs were put up in the vestibule
ith the legend, "Standing room only,” but conaid-
ng the weather the attendance on the Atlanta
'burt hen to-day may be pronounced exceptionally
With the cold weather cornea the honeet and long
'Oppressed wail of poverty. Up to stz o’clock to
ight there were forty worthy families reported at
station house by police and citizens as being
orthy of much needed help. A minister called to
Chief Connolly who told him under promise of
recy of a family In need, whose social standing
il family connections would surprise the public,
were the family’s deplorable condition published
I and the name divulged.
I One hundred and fifty dollars and clothing haa
I l»eeu received at tbs station. Many people were r*
| lieved to-day. By to-morrow the demands will be
numerous, and the needq greater. Mayor
Hillyer haa written an address to be published to
morrow appealing for help and promising a
careful aud Judicious distribution of food (
fuel aud raiment, through the efficient
agt-ucy of the police. There will be a meeting to
morrow of citizens at tho mayor’s office, with the
| mayor, Chief Connolly, and President Fox, of the
Conimisaionem. to take active steps to raise
money u well as to provide best means for Its
Knocking Down s Watchman.
Atlanta, January 10.—The watchmen at each
eml of the union depot have strict orders to let
one pass into the shed that way. If they have any
ili»<nUou they don’t esarci* it. Yesterdy
| Mr. Jack Hurt waa hastening ir at the end of
I the shed to meet his wife, whom he expected on a
hwin Just arrived, when the watchman protested
[earnestly an d arbitrarily and bruflly that
Hurt made a pass at him according to
|Marquis of Queensberry'* rule*. When the watch
man picked himself up aud gathered himself to-
dhtr Mr. Hart was safe within the sacred pro-
incts of the carshed. The watchman may be no
ter watchman but he ia a far wiser man than he
Iwm before he foolishly opposed Mr. Hurt’s passing
A Cold Day for the Police.
Atlanta, January 10,—Cold weather clogs the
I"'Hi and proportionately stays crime. Only one
;unk waa locked up Unlay, strange as it may
under the circumstance of this blizzard. An
ther person was arrested about not abating a nuis'
bttt he did not go behind the liars,
durh is the state of the station docket at 7 o’clock
Conductor Fort Seriously Hurt.
| Atlanta, January 7.-Mr. Ira E. Fort, conductor
1 lht Western and Atlantic road, ft U from h'*
'•**•** night, and waa seriously hurl. If#
■r.>kc two ribs and a wrist; and internal injury is
the curve, td see that It was all sight Aq he went
to step down on the steps, he missed his footing
and fell off the car.
Mr. Fort U a nephew of Mrs. Plane, of this city,
was for several years of hie boyhood an inmate of
the household of Col. Jack Jones, of Macon, where
Mr. Fort is well known and where he haa many
Georgia’s Live Stock,
Atlanta, January A.—Assistant Agricultural Cora-
miss loner Newman has prepared the following
tabulated statement of the live stock in Georgia,
January 1st 1888:
Honsiu—Total number in the State 108,000
Average ^»rice per head under 1
Avearge price per head between
Average price per head over 3
Oxxa AMO Othk
*• Average price
under 1 year.)
Av. price be»
tween 143 yrs.
Av. price be
tween 3a3 yrs.
Av. price over
I U train *u turning » cant. llr. Tort vnt
■“ to nick Ik. Ir
ShxCf— 1 Total number In State
" Average price under 1 y^ar
” Av. price over 1 year... •
" 4 Number killed by dogs In 18*5..
Hoos—Total number in State 1,600,000
Average prioe uuder 1 year.
•• Av. price over 1 year 8.75
A FLANK ANTI MOVEMENT.
A Petition for a Contest of the Prohibition
Election Before Judge Clarke.
Atlanta. January 6.—I now looks as if Judge M.
J. Clarks will bave te boar and decide a contest of
the prohibition election, notwithstanding all the
other steps that have been taken. The contest will
be under this portion of the prohibition act:
Within twenty-days from the day on which the
ordiuarp declares the result, one tenth of tho num
ber of voters having voted at such election, may pe
tition the Superior Court setting out plainly and
distinctly the cause of contort; when, ir the cause
set out is such as impeaches the fairness of the
election, or the conduct of the ordinary, tlie Judge
shall grant an order, dirretod to three Justices of
the peaco of the county, requiring them to recount
the ballots on a given day. and report the re-
suit to the next term of the Superior
Court of that county, or the term of the court to
which the petition may be returnable, at which
term the cose shell ln> uwmi provided tes days’
notice has been given the ordinary of the filing of
the petition: but such petition shall not act as a su
persedeas of the result as declared by the ordinary,
nor shall the Judge grant a supersedeas; and the
contostso instituted shall not bo continued by the
Superior Court, but must be tried and deter '
at that— gr-* — * * — *“
then at the next regular term of the court, and lu
the event that auy one or more of the plaintiffs or
defendants to such contest shall die pendiug the
contest, it shall not bo necesuary to make iiartlcs in
S tow of such deceased party or parties, plaintiffs
A petition \» now being circulated here to get the
requisite one-tenth of all who voted at the election,
to sign for a contest There ia no doubt that the
names will be bad within a day or two. This is a
flank movement not anticipated by the prohis, and
this publication will be in the nature of a surprise.
Atlanta, January 6.—Mr. U. H. Caban las has
handed me the following statement in writing in
response to the article from Atlanta in to-day’s Taue-
•I deem it proper to correct, after reading your
report in the Tnucorath of the 6th inat. several
errors into which you have fallen. First, 1 am not
superintendent of the publishing house of James 1*.
Harrison k Co., nor am X a partner or stockholder
in the house, *nor have I been eince November,
less. I am pare proprietor and business manager
of the Christian Index. The publishers of this pa
per rent rooms in the building of Janies P. Harri
son k Co., and they (J. P. II. k Co.) do the press
work by contract for the Indox. This ia the only
connection I have with them, except 1 am friendly
to them and they to me. Second, the bill authorlz
ing the printing of the public laws originated in the
House of Representatives, and not in the Senate.
Consequently the remarks about my Influence with
Senators in securing this work are incorrect.
•Third. The late Legislature passed a law requir
ing all railroad charters and reports of railroads in
the hands of the Secretory of State to be printed
in the volume of laws to be Issued by the public
printer. 1 am informed that one of these reports
makes six hundred printed pages. If the law re
quiring these reports and charters to he printed ia
carried out, many months will vet elapse before
Uu volume leaves the hands of the printer.
"Fourth. It has been the custom for many years
past to authorize some one to print quickly, after
adjournment, the public laws of the General As
sembly, and within my knowledge for ten years
past, the work has been given to some
one connected with tho Legislature,
generally to more than one. as partners.
The lawyers cannot wait on the slow work of getting
out the Urge volume, and many are willing to nay
for the small volume. As no authority can be bad
to give either volume to the lawyers, they would
have to buy. They are universally known aa a lib
eral class and pay for what thsy get. .
’•Fifth. While 1 am not in any manner, shape or
form Interested in the public printing. 1 desire to
say that I believe it i* done for the State cheaper
than any private individual can have it done, and 1
further believe it is done by the gentlemen now
having it cheaper than any reputable establishment
in Savannah. Macon or Augusta would take the
contract, or anywhere el*e in the South
"Sixth. The public printer is the sufferer by the
delay in getting out the laws and the Journals. *«-
cannot get one cent for the outlay he makes until
to* entire work is out and in the hands of the Htate
Librarian, and bis bill made out and approved bj
the Secretary of State, Comptroller-General an.
Treasurer, three as competent, honest and watchful
officials as 1 have ever known. Certainly, then, the
printer would be very desirous of finishing the
work ao that he can get his pay. The truth is, the
laws and journals cannot be printed within the
time required by the prceebt law. so long as we
bave sessions of the General Assembly lasting on*
[Signed] ______ "H. II. Caban tes. 1
STore Taxable Interests Discovered.
Atlanta, January 5.—The Pullman Company has
promised to pay that little hill due Che State for
sleeping and palace car business done In Georgia,
and for which Comptroller Wright seized a parlor
car. Rut that will not let the company offscok free
for it is discovered that ever since the advent of
the company into this State. it has exacted and re
ceived three cents per mile from the numerous
line* over which the Pullman
run for each car. (Our railroads
not own sleepers, and so they have to pay a bonus
to the Pullman company for use of thslr cars, be
sides the Pullman company receiving the extra
charge for bertha and scats, the railroads getting
only the price of the regular ticket.
This three cento per mile for a goodly number of
years, baa netted a very handsome sum to
Pullman company. No return has ever been made
to the State of these receipts, which are taxable.
Comptroller Wright to preparing to raid the Pull
man treasury for the money ao due.
Captain Fry’s lUtlgnatlon.
Atlanta. January 6.-Superintendent * ry. of thl
division of the East ’ennessee. Virginia and Geor
gia nilroad. with headquarters at Atfcnto, haa ten
dered hia resignation, to take effect January 15, or
Atlanta, January 11.—The ecclesiastical court
iscmble in the chapel of St Phillip's Church in
this city the day after to-morrow, Wednesday, the
13th. far the purpose of trying Doctor J. S. Arm
strong. The ccurtconsisto of the following fyisco-
pal ministers: Reverends W. C. Hunter of Colum
bus, Lucas of Brunswick. H. K, Reese of Cave
Springs, C. U. Strong of 8avannah, and L. P. Pond
The court will organize an election of a piretilng
officer and secretary from their numbers. v
It will also decide the question as to whether or
not the trial will be public or private. Iu either
event, the counsel, officers of the church and the
standing committee of the dloceso will be admitted.
Mr. Walter S. Charlton, of Savannah, will repre
sent the diocese, and Messrs. John L. Davidson, of
Augusta, and Hoke Smith, of Atlanta, will 1>a Dr.
Armstrong's- ssumI It to thought that the trial
will consume about ten days, as the evidence Is
voluminous and many interrogatories will be intro
Aiding the Destitute.
Atlanta, January 11.—All the morning Police
Commissioner Fox aud Chief Connelly have
been distributing meal and meat and blanket* and
wood to the destitute who came to the station with
orders for help from the members of the raief
committee in the various wards. Alderman Chatlee
Collin sent down to the station this nurning fifty
pair of blankets to be given to the poor. The mf*
fererf are pouring In, but their wants are being tre
bly supplied. Borne of the cases are most pitiable.
Both white and colored are being treated alike. :
IIow they do it in Atlanta.
Atlanta, January 11.—Mr. Joe Latimer, passen
ger agent of the Nashville, Chattanooga aud BL
LonU road, returned last night from Nashville.
He nays he left it 7 degrees below zero np there and
still falling. He saw a committee ot l£o rich ladies
driving around in their carriages aud dUtribuRng
the necessaries of life to the poor. The reportere,
he stated, raised (300 In their rounds and turned It
over to this fair and blessed committee to buy food
and fuel and clothing for the sufferers.
Fifty Families Provided For.
Atlanta, January 11.—At the station house to
day seventy people were furnished with wood ami
coal, aud about fifty families with provisions. The
merchant* have responded very liberally in _ giving
supplies, and the stock on hand is by no means'ejh
bausted to-night. About $100 iu money has beefi
handed in to-day, and the amount uow on hand iq
be used to supply the wants of sufferers is $300. A
considerable sum has been judiciously expended
to-day for fuel, etc.
The Poor Street Car Drivers.
Atlanta, January 11.—It was reported this af.
ternoon that a driver of a Peachtree street car had'
frozen to death, Investigation developed the fact
that a driver named Johnson got very cold and
stiff, aud abandoned hia car for an hour—but after--
roturtii-d. The company allow the drivers.
»fler <1,Ivin, b.U an hour,.relief torbtfftthofflf Eire "d*dg5,TMr. Pud. thoughMhan that
to«nn. Thu man, when relieved for half u blmkB broker. and 5.0 Federal treasury
hoar, vaa so cold that It look him on hour to tha* ^hauld stand wide and allow the law to
_ _ —hence the rumor#
ior Court, but must be tried and determined .i-mm- -
term to which ibe saure ia jeiurnable, %.*>- TnO Jfhroury Below Zero.
aura ttraVtOf. anaiftb. aua. law* told AruniLt ,. DU ^ „._ At 0 *. clock mofnln ,
the thermometer at Jacob's drug store, corner Peach
tree and Marietta streets, stood 3 degrees below
zero. IIow much lower it stood between midnight
and that hour nobody knows. At 0 o’clock this
morning it stood at zero, an hour later It had bobbed
up 4 degrees above, at noon it was 6 above, aud
thia afternoon it is dropping again.
The Atlanta and West Point.
Atlanta. January 5.—There waa a meeting of the
directors of the Atlantic and Weat Point railroad to
day. Those present were L. I 1 . Grant, president;
J. W. Green, of Angusta; W. B. Berry, D. A. Bpeer,
John 8. Blgby and John A. Davis, of Albany. A
semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent, was declared.
The Negro Kxodus.
Atlanta, January 5.—Captain Fred Buih ia au
thority for the statement that 1,300 colored emi
grants have taken their - way westward through At
lanta this season. Of thia number about 100 havo
gone to Texas, 250 to Mississippi and Louisiana and
the rest to Kama.. The Carolines furnished nearly
11—Georgia but a feWj;
Made an Assignment.
Atlanta, January 9.—F. Pickert’the Whitehall-
street jeweler, made an assignment to-day to his
clerk, W. B. O’Quinn. His stock Is valued at $18,-
000. Ills liabilities he could not exactly state, but
it is stated, on good authority, that they are largely
in excess of the aMeto
Another Anvl«Prohlbttlou Tactic.
AtlaVta, January 9.—The anti-prohibition law
yers have filed a bill of exceptions to Judge Clark’i
rule in the application for mandamus to compel
Ordinary Calhoun to hear contest. The case will
be argued before the Supreme Court.
Macon Catches Another Attraction.
Atlanta. January 7.—Mr. Alex. Cranston, one of
Atlanta’s active young business men, moved to
Macofi yesterday, where he will engage in the grain
and produce broker business.
Supreme Court of Georgia.
Atlanta, January 5. -No. 8. Augusta. With
No. 7. Augusta. Va*on vs. Steams. Argued.
Claiborne Snead by F. W. Capers, Jr., fur plaintiff;
Adolph Brandt, contra.
No. 8. Augusta. Wadiey k Bro. vs. Williams.
Argued. Hook k Montgomery for plaintiff, T
No. 9. Augusta. Capers vs. Augusta, Gibson aud
Sandersville Railroad. Argued. F. W. Capers, Jr.
for plaintiff; Wn. T. Oary, contra.
Court then adjourned to iu o'clock a. m., to
Atlanta, Ga., January 8.—No. 19. Augusta cir
cuit. Norris vs. Pollard *t al. Argued. Salem
Du to her for plaintiff; Tutt k Lockhart contra.
No. 27. Augusta circuit. Morgan vs. Pollard.
Ancued with No. 19.
No 20. Augusta circuit. Maddox vs. Oray, admin
iatrator. Argued. Salem Dntcher, D. C. Moore for
plaintiff: Thus. E. Wateon contra.
No. 21. Augusta cireuiL Withdrawn.
No. 22. Augusta cireuiL Wall vs. The State. Ar
gued. T. K. Watson, K. T. Williams for plaintiff;
No. 24. Augusta circuit Anderson vs. Freetnui.
Argued. Harper k Bro. for plaintiff; 8. T. Webb
No. 25. Augusta cireuiL Broke vs. Baker k Co.
Argued. J. S. AW. T. Davidson for plaintiff; Leon-
o’clock a. m. to-
Atlanta, January 9.—No. 28 Augusta cireuiL
Johnson A Co. vs. O Donnell A Burke et al. Argued.
F. II. Milter. W. K. Miller for j.l’ff; M. P. Carroll
No. *29 Augusta cireuiL Graham vs. Fuller Electri
cal Company et at Argued. Salem Dutch*r for
pl’ff; F. H. Miller, W. T. Oary coutea.
No. 3 Middle circuit Crogan. Walklna A Co. vs.
Smiths. Argued. Phillips and Wynne for pl’ff;
Cain and Polhill, Gamble and Ifuntor contra.
No. 4 Middle circuit. Smith vs. Smith. Argued.
Phillips and Wynne tor pl’ff; J. W. Whlghawy, Cain
Atlanta, January 11.—No. 8 (continued) Middle
cireuiL Jackson vs. Lewis. Argued. J. A. ltotoon,
by Harrison A Peeples for plaintiff; T. H. Potter
No. 1 Middle cireuiL .Parish vs. Foss. Argued,
D. IL Groover for plaintiff; T. H. Potter contra.
No. % Middle circuit. Dismissed.
Noe. 7. Middle circait Pughstey vs. Pughsley,
. _ . . Tarver A Co. Argued. Twiggs A Verde ry for
U Vr Frv hsa > plain tiff; T. H. Pottsr. Hines AMogere. J. J. Jones,
Mr. *rj hm j y iTtnastnn k Hsirtirlnn Cain A Polhill contra,
a tenMsloce ot aimibr character on a WciUnft xIT.iildtedmSk DfaBtete.
road. Havffite.Uil0MdatM.Unn. I Coon adjonnud to 10 o'clock to-aunov.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWO HOUSES
Heck’s Silver Resolution Up In the Senate-
Senator I'ugli's Argument—The Nor
folk Navy Yarrt—The Treaaury-
Wuhixuton, January 11.—A number of
petition, were f resented in tbe Senate pray
ing for a ,uspen*ton of silrer coinage.
Mr. Uarriaon reported favorably from the
oemmittee on Territoriea the original bill to
adm.t Dakota and provide for the organiza
tion of the Territory of lAacoTa. Jlr. But
ler reserved the right to aubmit a minority
if, after the peruaal and conaideration of
the majority report, he ahould conclude to
Mr. Harrison, from the same committee,
reported ndvereely on the resolution, here
tofore offered by Messrs. Duller and Vest
colling for inquiries as to tbe organization of
a State government in Dakota, The reso
lutions were .placed on the calender.
Mr. Morgan offered a resolution relating
to the trustees provided for by tho Utah
bill to menage tM property and affairs of
the Morrnou Church organization. Tho
preamble to the ree>'l".t!OT> mds that the
union of church and State in the joint ad
ministration of the temporal aud spiritual
affair* of any church or religious sect is dan-
gerons to the freedom of religious worship
and violates the principles of the constitu
tion ol the United States. The resolution
sets forth, among other things, that, in tho
opinion of the Senate, it is not within the
power of Congress to appoint officers of the
United States to participate with the affairs
of any church or religious sect in the man
agement of affairs of such church or sect,
sml that it is in violation of thu constitu
tion forth, a resident to appoint any such
officer under any iaw. At Mr. Morgan’s
request, the resolution was allowed to lie
Mr, Tagli called up Mr. Deck’s silver res
olution, and addressed the Senate on it.
With the aid of all the learning in the
World, Mr. l’ugh said, tho greatest states
men were still grappling with the money
question at precisely tile eamo point at
which they began to grapple with it So far
as the United States wero concerned, there
had never been a time when our paper and
metnllio currency hud been so sound and
healthy as it was to-day. Thisoouditlon of
affairs and the premiam on onr bonds
constituted a grim satire on
the prophecies of the opponents
of legislation hitherto enacted by Congress
on the money question. N'othlno was more
cy. He had mtSSiMKmltdence in the
practical sense,' sound judgment and in
tegrity of Freeident Cleveland and bis de
votion to constitutional principle, bnt
many Democrats would differ with tbe
President on the money question, and on
details affecting the tariff. These ques
tions were »<> far-reaching and oom-
plicutcd in their operation as
not to ho capable ot a final solution satis
factory to all honest inquiries. He (i’ngh)
hod given the President's message much
consideration, hut was constrained to differ
from him with regard to money. Mr. I’ngh
quoted figures from the New York clearing
house to show that only about 3) per cent,
of tho clearing houso transactions were
represented by cash, tho remainder being
made np principally of checks. Congress
was confronted, he said, with on official an
nouncement that our business relations
hud touched a crisis in which we mast
suspend coining silver until we could
secure an international ratio between gold
and silver. Thereat point involved, Mr.
Pugh believed to be, not suspension, bnt a
total stoppage of sliver ooinage, and if silvsr
coinage were suspoudod now it would he a
blow that wonld speedily lead to the con
summation of an organized conspiracy of
capitalists to secure absolute control of all
our currency and the regulation of its
volume and consequent purchasing powers.
Mr. Pugh believed he spoke for the Set th
em people when he said that three-fourths
of them would to-day, if opportunity were
given, vote against the proposition to sus
pend silver coinsge. lho petitions that
came to Congress urging suspension were
all on printed blanks and signed
rasinly by bankers. Mr. Pngh criticised
tho arguments of tbe Secretary of the
Treasury and the President. He inquired
whether tbe Senate were to take the mere
dictum of the President on the matter, and
initiated that executive officers were under
obligation to enforce laws of Congress.
Why had these laws been hourly violated?
Had Congress abdicated its powers to the
Executive Department of tbe government?
National banks, who were the fiscal agents
of the gorernment, shonld not, Mr. I’ngh
thought, have been allowed to become mem
bers of a ciesriug house that discredited
tbe silver certificate of the government.
The national bonks have evaded the law of
Congress by arguing that they would not
offer silver certificates to a clearing house,
and therefore none had been actoally re
fused by clearing houses. A newspaper, ne
said, hied squarely defended thia evasion.
Why was silver opposed by national
banka? Because silver was the
only medium of our currency which they
could not control. "Stop coinage of silver,
said Mr. Pugh, and these banka will be
come absolute monarch, of all they anrvey.
The opinion of James G. Blaine, be con-
tinned. wonld have influence with some,
lie read from temaiks mode by Mr. Blaine
while in Congress to tbe effect that the es.
tablishmcnt of s monometallic gold stand'
ard would be injurious to our industries
and to the commerce of the United Spites,
and that the United States could not wise
ly treat silver as Europeau countries did.
Both metals, Mr. Pngh insisted, were nec
essary in order to counteract tbe constant
tendency of money to contract under the
vast increase of the value* of the world. He
quoted from un eminent English authority,
(Mr. Goschen) to show that no gold stand
ard country in tho world had advanced in
prosperity in a degree at all to be compar
ed with that of the donble standard United
States. Without concluding hia remarks,
Mr. Pngh gave way to Mr. Edmunds for a
motion to go into ex sen tire session.
Mr. Vance gave notice that at the close
of tbs morning business to-morrow hs
would ask the Denote to continue the con
sideration of Mr. Beck's insolation.
Mr. Coho gave notice that on Wednesday
next, be would Mkfisrmialion of the Senate
to submit some remarks on the some sub-
The judicial salary bill having been
plaosd pro forma baton ths lank Xfi
. . .'.ul uMNfin w«s Sgre-d to. Do the
Senate, at 3:45, went into executive sesoion.
At 6:211 the doors were reopened and the
When the nomination of Mr. Eaton came
up, Senator Logan made the point that he
he (Eaton) was a “mugwump," and that
the spirit of the civil service law required
that one of the commissioners he a Repub
lican. Senators Evarto, Hoar and one or
two others vouched for Mr. Eaton's Repub
licanism. There are said to have been
fourteen votea asst ng.iinst him, one halt of
which number wore those of Republicans.
Proceedings of tho Itouae.
The Speaker laid before the House a com
munication from the clerk tranamitting
papers in various couiesteu election cases,
and the papers were referred to the com
mittee on deelb.no.
Mr. Barksdale, of Mississippi, from tho
committee on printing, reported a resolu
tion for printing 2S,OOU copies of the Presi
dent's annual message for the use of tbe
Under the coll of the 8tatcs, tho fol.owing
bills and resolutions were introduced and
By Mr. Oates, of Alabama, to prohibit
aliens from acquiring title to nr owning
property within the United 8tates. Also
to forfeit tho New Orleans, Baton Bongo
and Vicksburg lend grunt. Also to
amend tbe .rules of tbe House so os
to limit speeches to thirty minutes.
By Mr. Herbert, of Alabama, to forfeit
the Mobile and Girard land grant.
By Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, authorizing
femalea to enter lands tinder the homestead
B) Mr. Weaver, of Iowa, to retire na
tional bank notes and to prevent the flue-
tuation of currency by tho substitution
of treasury notes. Also, to provide for the
issne of fractional paper currency. Also,
to restore to soldiers and aailors who served
in tho late war equal rights with holders of
By Mr. Boulctto, of Maine, a resolution
calling on the Secretary of tbe Navy for in
formation concerning the truth or falsity of
certain statements which have appeared in
the public press as follows: First, that the
commander of the United States navy yard
at Norfolk has caused honorable inscrip
tions heretofore home on oannon captnri d
by the United States military or naval
forces to be obliterated; accond, that ho
canted to be removed from the drydock the
tablet placed there at tho time it was recon
structed and bearing tho inscription: “De
stroyed by the ltehds in 1802: Rebuilt by
the United States government in 1883;
third, that because of his protest against
tbe reinovnl of this inscription, the sm>er-
intendent in charge of the work of rebuilding
has been removed from his position, and
a person who engaged in tho military ser
vice against iho guveruiiiefti. V.’ith that in
disregard of tkegratefnl recognlzation of the
service sacrifices and suffering- of person*
hia-. — l*!y .1 -I t.«m th ' niffiTSTym
naval services of the country, a number of
persons have been dismissed from em
ployment in the Norfolk navy yard and
their places filled by men who fought
against the government during the rebel
lion. If these allegations are found to be
true, the Secretary ot the' Navy is directed
to Inform the llonso njion whose order and
un what authority and in pursuance of
whet public polioy if any, auon inscriptions
were obliterated and snob persons dismissed
from the service.
By Mr. Healy, of Idaho, Aubrey's silver
bullion fund Inll for tho purchase of silver
bullion, to regulate tbo coinage of silver,
and for ths issne of silver certificates.
By Mr. Joseph, of New Mexico, to divide
the Territory of Dakota and to create the
Territory of Lincoln.
By Mr. Warner, of Ohio, for the issne of
treasury certificates of deposited silver
bullion. Also, directing the |>aymeut of
the ampins in tho treasury in excess of
fifty millions on ths public debt.
Notwithstanding the large number of
bills Introduced during the last call of tho
ilate, the coll to-day brought forward 868
additional propositions, which increases to
nearly fonr thousand the number of meas
ures now as oiting action by the House com
The Speaker then called on the commit
tees for reports, hut with the exception
of the judiciary committee, which reported
two or thiee private bills, there was no re
sponse to the call. The House then, at
Thurman Nominated for Senator.
Columbus, O., January 11.—The Demo
cratic members of the Legislature held an
open caucus to-night and nominated Alien
G. Thurman for toe United States Senate.
Thurman received 38 votea in the caucus.
Governor Homily 33, sml 1 scattering. The
nomination of Thnnuan was afterward
mods unanimous by a rising voto.
Deaths from Pressing.
Ciubucstox, 8. c., January 11.—This is
one of the hardest freezes ever known in
South Carolina. Tho mercury in tbe upper
part of the State marks from zero to 8 de
grees below. This morning, Alien Thomas,
a colored man, of Abbeville, went to get
wood. On returning to the honae he fell
dead from the effecta of tbe cold. Yester
day, Robert Stevens, colored, aged nine
teen, waa found brozen to death near his
house, l’omla in the eity are frozen over,
alao river* and creek* from here to Beau
fort. Steamers arriving today cut their
way through ice an inch thick. The cab
bage crop of Sea Island ia injured.
Eastman's Municipal Officers.
Eastman, January 11.—H. J. Sapp mayor,
and Dr. Jeff. D. llerrmon, John Buuihi, K.
D. Eason and W. F. Harrell aldermen, were
elected today without opposition.
Convicted of Embezzlement.
Chaulzstox, 8. C—Joseph V. Riven,
colored, ex-postmaster at Ladies' Island,
S. C., was to-day convicted of embezzling
Valuable Hut House Destroyed.
TnoMAsvuxo, Go., January 11.—II. H.
Sanford suffered a loss hist night of about
twenty-five hundred dollars, by tbe burn
ing of his hot house, about two miles from
town, together with his entire collection of
plants. The house was well filled np and
the collection of plant* valuable. No insu
rance—thia being a prohibited risk.
Election In Wurrenton.
Wauentom, January 11.—The election
here to-day for town eommissiouen passed
off very quietly. There were several
tickets out, but the citizen's ticket beat by
a large majority.
Ike gentlemen elected are E. B. Former,
J. T. Baker, C. W. Pilcher, J. M. W. Cody
and W. J. Morris.
Death orjudru Pottle.
Wabskxtox, January 11.—A telegram was
received here today from Micanopy, his.,
statin'.' tliut Judge K, ii. l'otlie was dead.
II:- d-uth i- .1.-. |.K r-gr. tb.l I % Hi
remains wilt he brought here for burittl.
A SENSATIONAL SUICIDE.
An Episcopal Mlnl.Cz r Takes Ilia Own Lite
ill SU T.onls.
St. Loris, January 11.—Quito a sensation
was produced when late Inst night Hit cOro-
i. i nut Hin t .1 Ih it I!. .. it. It. Jui.liin . tin
Episcopal minister, who un <ome tricks
ago convicted before the ecclt tiastii ol eourt
of Kansas City, had coimnitu 1 boicide here-
It ;ij• j" ..it ;Ji.it Mr. .1 ui<1 in«-,
since Lin arrival here some (lays ago to ron-
-I ;* ' .t'l III . .i*t< 1 r111• \ r. •. it111:i■ * !ns <
had been lodging in tho vestrv room ol
Trinity Episcopal Church, of winch Falhei
BetU a rector. Saturday evening Mr. Jar-
dine and hia attorney, Sir. Harris m and
Father Hetta, hod a prolonged conference
in the vestry room, during which Mr. Ilar-
rteoiT tvry 'fccidcdty fTjrrrsBcrf thr <r^rnrr*n
that Ilihhop Robertson wonld not grant
Jardine a rehearing of hi* ofiaaL Tbia had
had BOD* effect upon .lnr.lint\ anti
he manifested < >n*i lcrahlo feeling,
repeatedly declaring hi* ihno£e%e of
the charges for which ho had been tooi
and the justico of his demand for ajkw
. !•'!' U il' :i Fat!., r }:. *t .
left about 1 o'clock Yt stt-rday, morning, It
wuh not thought that Jardini* was seriously
disturbed. Ul.-nl.tihr F.-tts uni.' I at
tbachnrch caily yesterday morning hedw-
covered Jardine ntili in bed, but did not
disturb him and went on with his carlyaor-
vicee. Later the sexton of thechnrch went
to the vestry room to wake Jardine. nml
found him in a deep deep And breathing
heavily, lie immediately c.tllud Dtnr.ui
Dyer, assistant to Father Betts, win . on
entering tno room, detected tho small of
chloroform, and immediately ttem for n
physician. On his nrrival they discovered
Jardine had tuken chloroform, and itu me
diately adopted measures to restore him, but
after thren hours' coutiunous effort an
nounced the reverend gcallemun dead. The
coroner waa notified, and after bearing till
obtainable testimony, a verdict of 'in: ui'
by chloroform wo* rendered. Tho body >iv
prepared for burial, and now lies in thu vee-
try room. It will be token to Kai.. i. City
for interment. Thofactof the euit i If wua
known to bnt few during tho day, and re
ceived no pnblic announcement' until the
coroner reported the case hit. lust night
The cose is likely to creato u git..' icnmulon
in ohnrch circles, ss Jardini i. n.tid to ) :tvt
been very popular in his denomination.
THE FLOOD AT MONTREAL.
Its force Unabated—Dla
Movrr.FAi, January 11.- Tim river ha*
riscu hut little ainc, bust night. A greal
deal of damage baa been done to the whole,
lale houses on St. l’anl street. The Hen -
■ I. r ■ it I.mule i i t'tn|' ,nv,on William street,
lost a number ,ol lifi.es, winch were
fro/ n in tlie wattr. Several large mills
,s. Htf banks hf the r.'b'hin. CSnal
hud to clo«6 down for want of water power
'! lit mi .1 by Pif tl... el uniting
poor people in St. Gabriel, Point St. Charles
and other ports of the dty is terrible, an.'
if tho floaia continues a system of n lie'
will have to be organized. Coal
has been frozen iu cellars, nniL
on instance occurred thia morning
of ice in ing cut out of stones. U I . .
Prairie, up the river, the water ia over ihr
ground floors of thirty bonsee, and the cel-
lam ot all th* house* are flooded. At St.
Lambert, tbocellaraaro all flooded. Tchf
graph poles and fences on tbs other aide c!
the river are down and the country is flood
ed from Ht. Lambert to La i’riurie. The
water haa booked Into tho country along tin
bangs of the river D«s Prairies lor several
miles and is washing against thn Champlain,
division of the Grand Trank railway.
Moxtbkal, January 11.—In St. Gabriel
village, seme of the ground lin o- ot the
bouses are covered with water. It ia esti
mated that 1,6110 men will ho thrown ont oC
employment, owing to the stoppage ot
mills along the canal banks.
Water having backed np the Tail
race, the water wheels have
stopped and tho city is depending entirely
upon steam engines for its supply, nml
these ore unable to keep the water in
reservoir* np to a normal level. Tbo
Young Men's Christian Association
rooms ora dosed, os the water
which is five feet deep in the basement, ex
tinguished ths fires in the beuting appa
ratus. Several other places are in the saint
predicament. Great destitution prevails in
some families. At a meeting of tbe city
oounoll to-day, a committee was appointed
to relieve the distress.
THE ICE JA6I AT PULTON.
Tho Gorge Incrowlug—Hundred* Driven
From Their Homes.
SxmAuusz. N. Y., January 11.—The iee
jam in the Oswego river st Fulton becomes
firmer and larger every hoar, as immenso
2 nan titles of ice ere constantly coming down
le river. The water bit risen more than
two feet since bat night and it is rising sev
eral inches an hoar. Tho damage already
done cannot be estimated. Fully seventy-
five families have been driven from their
homes, and others are constantly moving
oat. The families are poor, and M
fast ss they are rescued are turned
over to the poor authorities. All
teams that are available an being used in
removing flour aud other good* from the
mill* ana manufactories. The grain in the
mills is wet. Shonld the water recede, the
milli and factories will, be fiiltd
with ice, and a* many of them lutd
large contracts on band, the damage-
will be very great Hundreds of people
are thrown out of employment Prof.
Boynton, of this city, was telegraphed for
this morning to consult with the authori
ties about removing the gorge. He visited
the piece and stye that it cannot be done,
and fears that the worst is to come. The
gorge is now two mile* long and increas
IN THE NORTHWEST.
Ths Cold HUH Istasse^Nsveral I’erstm.
frozen to I tenth.
Cbioaoo, January 11.—Report* from tho
Weat and Northweat indicate that there is
as yet no abatement ot the cold. The znap
mercury stood at IS to 34 degree* below
zero throughout Illinois yesterday and last
night. Several cose* of ratal freezing were
reported. At Elgin, Ills., Irwin Under-
viue, on his way home, lost his way and
was frozen stiff yesterday. His hone waa
stalled in a snow bank some distance from
him. At DniulM, Erwin Baker waa found
frozen in a farm yard. At Burlington,
Iowa, John Long left a barber-shop lute
Katanlay night for borne, and waa found
deci Sunday morning not u
mile from where hu btoried.
from Denrer au> * that two men re £r»/t i:
to dent}: n*nr tin- Wi sitni K.u. .t* hm .vitil f
it in feared that th»* low* of life in the moun
tain! hi considerable.