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CLOTHIER,ST. LOUIS BLOCK,
TheDefense Introduces Evidence to^Disprove the Sensational^Knife Story
Tailoringfratornity m to tuke excep^^tions u^ our remarks in former adver^taaeaienta. Now. we have only this^mack to say We do not wish to take^the bread from the mouth of any pcr-^bo* who in ^chasing the nimble six^pence,^ but we hare no apologies to^make for any remarks we have made^^ad hereby announce we are willing and^anxious to prove to anyone desirous of^proof that our Tailor-Made Clothing,^for Style and Fit, are ahead of any of the^productions of the merchant tailors I^who charge for good work and turn out^a class of work inferior in 11, inferior in^ib style, inferior in all points that go to^make a nobby, well-titting and good-
weannfrguitofclothes. Sorry,very eorry,^Gentlemen, to tread upon your rami,
butyou know we state the truth.
Amongtee novelties of this week's^arrivals. of two things especially^^oaeasy:^ One a lllack Diagonal Cheviot.^r*lat Minding, Patch Buckets very^^well. We show them in Sacks and^Frocks, and if you want a neat suit^without taking chances of bankrupting^youreolf you cannot do better than on^one of these. Another is a line of^^Nigger Head^ Cheviot*. They are^enough to make your mouth water, and^you can't go astruy if you buy one of^them
TWoseFine Overconts we have men^tt^ne^l hint as long in our stock km dews a^^June frost in sheol.^ People can Nfldi^ly appreciate a good thing, and they tind^on examining the stockK shown here in^town how far snjterior ours are to any^that are shown. Those Knglish Ho.x^Coats, Strap Senilis and Nobby Flan ne^Linings, are the ^swell thing^ just now^They mu6t be seen to bo appreciated.^We have just received one hundred o^Uimii. by express.
Wewould like to add a word about
ouiChildren's Clothing. A very large
excessof our sales has been on tine
goods,leaving us oyer stocked on cheap
lines. In order to get this stock to ita
pmjierproportions we will for a week
onlyoffer cuts in low priced goods We
namea few Specialties, which will lie
gobbledup at once, so take hold:
500Pairs Children's Pant*. 3!ic
100Suite Children's Clothing,11.15
100Suite Children's Clothing,12.00
100SuiU Children's Clothing,$3.00
Notan article shown can lie purchased^elsewhere for anything like the price.
AttorneyWing s Address to the^Jury on Behalf of the City^Detective
Thr QmMbM of thr I ou^|il racy and^^'ou)(lilhr^ I onnecllen Therewith^Touched I poll
Chicauo,Dec. l'.^At the ojwning of the^Crouin case thin morning the te8tiui^ny in^rebuttal was presented rcgnrditig the knives^wild to be Trunin's found on Couglilin^when arrested. Anton Dowrustein, tailor,^said he saw Coughlm have knives similar to^them ou April 'J'. Juke Loweustcin. Anton's^brother, and Coughlm's partner on the tie^tective force, swore Couglilin owned two^such knives. Judge Wing then resumed his^argument to the jury in behalf of the de^^fense.
Wingcontinued his review of the evi^^dence, aud coming down to the two knives^8up)N^sed to lie Cronin's, said: ^ This ques^^tion in very easily disused of by two prop-^ObMobjM first. Coughlm is either guilty or^innocent. If innocent he could not hate^had these knives. If guilty he would not^have had them if they were Cronin's. Those^are two plain proptmitions in the mind of^any reasoning man. aud would be the end^of that knife episode, the lust and grand^climax that the state gave to the case of^^uspieion against these men.
JudgeWing then took up the question of^the alleged conspiracy in Camp HI. The^Htate, he said, hud to make out a conspiracy,^because this case coold not he maintained^in any court of justice against defendants^unless the fact of a conspiracy was cstub-^lisned beyond all reasonable doubt. !-|^c ,1,^mg of the ways in which to establish a con^^spiracy, he said: You can consider all^proven facts, and from that infer the^conspiracy; if conspiracy is proven by that^imiocss, beyond all reasonable doubt.^It is fair ami right under the law that when^you are weighing any circumst ance against^Couglilin. yon should hsik at the circum^^stance in the light of law, hut not in the^light of the facts proven against the other^men. 1 object to tins jury or court taking a^partly proven con-p.rucv and from it i iving^color and character to individu.il cinum-^stance* and acts proven against my client.^^Wing then went on to say he had never^heard presented so absurd a theory of con^^spiracy as IBS state presents in this case.^1 he si te pretends, he said, that there are^a multitude of circumstances which, if con^^sidered, lead to the conclusion of the con-^spiracy iiid' |m'iiJent of Camp ^JO. l h.it is^not material; the question is whether^the acts proven against the n en on trial in^^dicate they were criminal participants in^some conspiracy which would result in Cro^^nin's death. It may tie his death did result^from a conspircy, but ttiat is not what von^are here to try. If it is uncertain, then^there must In-an acquittal, and that I hire^is uncertainty about it from the inception^to the end, is uioHt conclusively demon^^strated. The sptaker then went on to ar^^gue that the various circumstances ad-^duci d in evidence to show Coughllu's con^^nect ion with the crime were consistent with^a theory of inncKvnce. As to the noted^horse, even if it wns the animal which drew^Cronia to Ins death, si ill Couglilin might^he innocent, he might not have known what^the man from Michigan wanted it for.
MBUin scarlet ti;^m si:i;s.
\-v hnol thill Teni lies How to Walk Cor^^rectly Military I volul lolls.
Fiftyfair young damsels of the staid old^Quaker city have organized themselves into^a military company to emulate the Ama^^zon in ^The Queen's Mate,^ mid practicing^the military maneuvers now i. feature of^every comic opera. Aud to think of the^shocked sensibilities picturing them in ^ d^trousers, for that is what tbev wear, scarlet^blouscB and trousers, with a crazy little Ind^^ict skirt reaching only half way t . the knee.^The force is under the instruction of Lieut.^\V. I. Hamilton, who is military adviser^besides to Gov. D.iv.d H. 1 iill.
Thegirls belong in the Philadelphia^Ogontz seminary, and have been under this^military drill for about six weeks. They^are separated into four companies and drill^twice each week without weapons, though^these are to be presently provided. Miss^Bennett, the principal of the school. Ins in^^troduced this innovation to bring aliout a^change in the carriage of the young ladies,^American women walk very badly accord^^ing to her idea, possessing neither the ease^characteristic of Knglish ladies norths in^^herent grace of French women. It seems^that military instruction has been intro^^duced into several eastern schools with good^effect, and the Quaker misses are making^wonderful advancement in the sit of taking^an attractive stride since they learned to^right ulaiut face with their ^heels together,^chests well up, i ye- st raigut ahead and arms^hanging naturally at the side.
\^ I oak I Irm line. I ruler.
I'mumtt-phu.Dec. 'J.^Judgments with^executions were entered this morning^against Lewis S.CoxA Co., retail dry goods,^cloaks, etc.. for aiWi.UiO.
NewYobk. Pec. 1'.^An attachment was^obtained to-day against I*wis It. Cox A^Co.. manufacturers of knit gissls, at New^York and Philadelphia, and the sheriff is in^|*jsscssion of the New York store. In Phila^^delphia it is said Cox is ill, but that the at^^torney for the cred tors estimated the lia^^bilities would amount to if.'iOO.KM.
Putt.uu-ii-iiu. Dec. 'J.^Mellor A Kitten,^house, drugs and chemicals, assigned to^^day. The company was organizid three^years ago with a capital stock of *:k^l,O0O.^The liabilities are estimated nt fiHi.om.
tt.Lul ls BLOCK,
line*J., 111 _ I Want t Republic
Lisism,Dec. 2.^It is semi-otlicinlly de^^nied that there is nny agit oion in Portugal^arising from the revolution in llrszil look^^ing to the establishment of a republic. The^pajxr making the announcement nays:^^The republican groups in this city mid^Oporto e. i.i: ne their actions to a theor, tical^programme.^ The monarchist press con^^siders the government tone, conciliatory^erru in this respect.
Au*trta' lireat siorm.^Vims a, Dec. 2.^In Austria a great snow^storm has been raging for thirty-six hours,^seriously impelling railway travel. Three^thousand swee|^ers and twenty-four snow^plows are unable to clear the tracks in the^neighborhood of this city.
Twotanillle* Caught In a Fire ami Nearly^Wiped Oat.
I'ntLADKii'bia, Dec. .'.-The thne-itory^brick building st the corner of Second snd^Huntington streets burned early this morn^^ing. The basement and first floor were^used by Gustave Gross as a bakery. The^second fl.sir was occupied as a dwelling by^Gross, his wife and six children. The lire^burned so rapidly that before the occu^^pants could lie aroused the following were^burned to death. Mrs. Annie Bituer. sgi-d^3ii; Ids Hitner, aged 4; George Bittner, aged^!t months: GastatreGross, jr.. aged 11; Hrund^Gross, sged .V Mrs. Minnie Grists, lluttie^Gross, Joseph Bitner and John KUanson^were seriously injur^d. The other occu^^pants escaped withim. serious hurt.
Mrs.Minnie Gross died at the hospital^at ^ o'clock this afternoon.
Kloin.111.. Dec. J.^John Sl.ip. tt and hit^wife, aged ^K^ years, and their grandson,^aged 10 years, were found dead in their^bouse this morning. They were last seen^alive Friday. Death was caused by coal^gas.
IiOitisviLLi,Dec. At Franklin to-day^three little children of 'Squire Downey,^colored, were burned to death. They had^been left alone m their home.
theeiAXD oi,n man.
Maaataaar^ik^ la ^ i^ r^ny 4saaaiasai on^thr \i i .i^ ot Mm n^ur.
JjOMion.Dec. 2.^The meeting of the^Liberal Federation la gan at Manchester to^^day. Glndstotio delivered an address and^said the local government bill did not meet^the demands of the country. He iidv.s-atcd^granting the county councils the power of^taxation and the control of the police and^the liquor traffic and the care of the poor;^also the power to deal with the ground^rents and to form district councils. He^would |sissibly go further and establish the^parish principle of government aud thus^oonvey the first ^leiuents of their public^education and create a Bense of public duty^which is the highest aim of statesmanship.
Theprovision for direct Scottish and^Welsh home rule. Gladstone says, must I*-^dealt with by a future parliament. He re-^fern d to his approaching eightieth birth^^day, and said it was not probable he should^have I direct interest in many future great^reforms. Referring to the recent transac^^tions in Crete and Armenia, he said it is^difficult to deal with Turkey. He trusted^the government would not use honeyed^words in matters involving property, lib^^erty, Ufa and femals honor. The nineteenth^ceiitury would not admit apologies and pal^^liations for cruelties and wickedness. Glad^^stone predicted a liberal victory at the next^election for members of parliament.
if Them Pay^lines
Thewealthiest single clu.ich organiza^^tion on this side of the tbihtic is the^Trinity corporation of the I i test ant-Epis^^copal church. It embraces t ild Trinity at^the head of Wall street, ami eight parish^cha|M Is^St. 1'anl's St. John's. Trinity^chapel, St. Augustine's. St. ^ I ruelius' Zion^church. Zion cluqiel and Trinity church,^Morrisiiniu. To snpisirt these churches^there are ample funds. The income of the^corporation is between ifMyM aiidfsnO.OlKl^a year. Yet this amount does not ade^^quately represent the cor|siration's capital.^A large portion of its lands were leased long^ago when property *M1 not us valuable as^at present. 1 he lcm, n were for ninety-nine^years. When they expire the income of the^Trinity corporation will be double what it^is now.
Dr.Morgan Dix is the rex-tor of Old^Trinity, and ^ xercises a gcncial supi rvisioii^over the parish cln|^els. His salary is *l/i,-^(KM per annum. The assistant rector ot the^Mime church receives fii.tkM. while the as^^sistants who have charge of the chapels re^^ceive fl.lKKl a year each, excepting Dr.^Swo|^e of Trinity chiqiel, who gets fruaio.
Tlnse are pretty high salsriss, but the^Episcopalians of New York are renowned^for generosity toward their pastors. The^last rector ol St. Thomas's wns paid xMM.tOi.^Dr. Hrown. who tills the pulpit at present,^gets fl'i.nuU. Dr. Huntington of Grace^church, which Vice President Morton at^^tends when living in the city, bus |*rlui|is^mm most desirable parish of all. His salary^is #15.(1)0. and he occupies a beautiful par^^sonage rent free next to his church, which^is architecturally one of the handsomest^residences in the city and is certainly worth^an extra $5,1111 a vear to the pastor. An^^other church that pays lltjOOt to its rector^is St. Bartholomew's. Dr. Greer is the for^^tunate clergyman. He possesses private^means, and returns his entire salary to his^church.
i'r.liainsford. of St. George's, rec-tvee^$10,000 n year, He is also |^is^esscd of a^private fortune, and, like the rector of Kt.^Bartholomew's, turns his salary over to his^church. There are at least a dozen other^KpiaOOfMkl parishes in the metropolis which^pay their rectors salaries ranging from f I^(nil) to fH.OUOper annum. The bishop of the^diocese of New York is paid $15.(100.
Inthe M.ii Episcopal churcln s
largesalaries are not the general rule; but^the ambitious minister can aspire to be^^come one of the agents of the book concern^established here, or the secretary of one of^the many branches of church work, or for^that matter a bishop. The bishop of New^York receives $5.1*10. All the other bishops^receive $4,5KJ annually, excepting the hish-^ops of Africa at d India, who are paid ^ I ^n^and if:!,:*^) res|s-ctiv^ |y, '1'he agents of the^Isiok concern get $.'i.i^m. The same sum is^given to the various secretaries. 'I hep ^tor^of St. Paul's on Fourth avenue, the largest^M^ t hod hi church in the city. getH $.^^.i^^und^a large parsonage, comfortably furnished,^to live in, rent (Ne, All the Methodist^churches furnish their pastors with resi^^dences. The Madison avenue church also^pays its pastor *^,.i^^i.
ThePresbyterian pulpit iu New York is^Iliadl|Jansae of the ablest preachers in^America. Dr. John Hall, of the Fifth ave^^nue eiiuich, draws B salary of MOyBBft Dr.^Buxton is said to receive flO.KW Dr. Bark-^hurst, $Hi*J0, and Dr. C. C. Thompson.^f-,l^o. while T. DeWHt 'I a I mage, of the^lirisiklyn Tabernacle, whose influence in as^great in New York as it is iu Brooklyn, is^paid f 13JJ0O. Apart from what they receive^from their parisboners, Dr. John Hall^makes u handsome sum each yenr by writing^for the New York Ledger and Dr. Tulmage^is paid a handsome salary for editing Frank^Lsalie'l Huuduy Magazine.
liev.Kobcrt Collvcr, of the Bark avenne^I'mtnriau church, receives $10,000. Dr.^William M. Taylor, of the Broadway Tab^^ernacle, a congregational organization, is^supposed to have n like salary.^Epoch.
h^Jlenses the World.
Lonhor,Des. 2.^Cannon, the English^champion, to-night easily defeated Hazin,^the French champion, in a wrestling match^for $1,01111 a aide, and now issues a challenge^to any man in the world.
HowCarpenter s Candidacy is Re^^garded by New Yorkers at^Washington.
T.ieSenators from Three Now^Statoa to Take Chanoea In a^LiOttery
haajaajM incident* IMmhHM h^^' Meet-^ins ^' ilie Senate ami House Wash^^ing-ton .lolling*.
Washixoton.l^ec. L'.-iSpecinl.l^There^is considerable surprise and disgust among^republican leaders here, especially the New-^Yorkers, over the re|sirts that B. BluttCsr-^penter is to lie unearthed by the Montana^republicans and sent to the I'nited States^senate. Carpenter h is beeu so long a poli^^tical dead duck that his existence hail been^alimsit forgotten. A New \ork congress^^man talking to a group of friends in the^house corridor to-day said: ^I can hardly^believe the old fellow has caught on out^there in a country where they have so tunny^bright young men who want to come to the^front. Of what use will he lie^ Ho hat no^party standing at all. More perhaps than^any other niiin he is responsible for wreck^^ing the party in New York in lssif. He^went to the state convention that year for^Cornell for governor. Had he pulled^straight Cornell would have bej-n renomin^^ated and the party nfmld have^carried the state. Carpenter didn't^know how the cat would jump^at first and divided his delegation,^voting half of H for Cornell and half for^Folger. At the proper time, when Folger^lacked n few votes, Carpenter swung the^solid delegation over and Folger was nomi^^nated. Carpenter's treachery to Cornell^was explained a few minutes Inter when the^I'olger men uominnti d BUB for lieutenant-^governor. Popular feeling against Car|s n-^tcr was intense and he was buried under^nearly NtyMO majority, running MM Mil I^behind I'olger. His own county went oyer^whelmingly against him. That ended his^usefulness in Ni w York, aud soon after^Arthur sent him to Montana. I tell yon if^these Montana people send him to the sen^^ate they will hurt us more iii New YorL tb aj^they'll help their own party in Molilalia. It^beats me to think they have taken the old^fellow up.
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ItcprosentativcsCartel. HatiHhrough and^Wilson to-day cast their votes as members^of I he national congress. They voted with^regularity and ease on the republican side^of all questions that were presentod, and^Hunshrough was once caught waving his^hand-, to the republicans to get up, as if he^was marshaling some hosts iu a North I^Lota, convention.^ Delegate' Dubois, who^labored so hard to secure the nomination^of Id v. Kniusdell us chaplain in the republi^^can caucus, saw his friend turned down by^the fact that a few republicans bolted ths^caucus, and n few others dodged Voting on^the pro|Mwitloll. Slid a blind minister, who^prayed for the democrats at the last session,^will officiate in the republican house.
'Thenew state members were together^most of the time during the preliminaries.^With Binger and Herman, of Oregon, they^strayed about the floor of the house before^it was called,to order, and got acquainted^with ,the other, members. Iu calling the^roll b)v^tates to ascertain who was present,^the (list new state called was .Montana, slid^it only created a little comment. When the^state of North Dakota was Bailee1^there was more attention |^sid to^it. as Dakota has licen discussed^more in congress than Montana. Carter^and Hunshrough were alive to everything^that was going on, as was Hermann, who^has already served one term. These gen^tleiiien were especially favored ill the draw^ing of seats. Carter was among the va ry^lira* called, mid Hunsbrough followed him^immcdiittcly. 'They chose si..ts neit i .^aisle, opposite each other, on the fourth^row from the speaker. Hunshrough is in
thethird seetioii from the middle aisle and^Carter in the fourth section. Hermann, of^Oregon, chow the seat occupied by S|icnkcr^Iteed at the last session, and is ju t behind^Mchinhy. Delegate Dubois' name wan^called early, and he took a seat next to^Dtlagate Casey, of Wyoming. It is on the^same row with Carter and Hunshrough. but^in the middle of the second a ction of the^republican side. .Joe Cannon sits at his^left. All tlmse northerners have fared well^in the drawing for seats.
Term*of the \ew siomtor*.
Underthe resolution of Senator Hoar,^the three stnteH th t huvi elect d si n .tors^will b ^ considered as having been admitted^to the union simultaneously, mid the order^of precedence will be determimsl by lot.^'1 his will make a difference ill the length of^some ol tin terms. Four riumi ers will be^drawn from a list by representatives ot tie^state. No. 1 will he the thirty-ninth state,^No. I the fortieth, nnd soon. The thirty-^ninth stnte senator* get a draw for a two^ami a four year term: the senators from the^fortieth mid forty-lirst get draws for two^six year terms, u four and two year term.^'This makes it a little advantage to con.e^from the fortieth or forty-first states. So^the positions will hi-determined by lot. us^Mr. Hoar tisik the psntion that as all were^admitted by virtue of pris-i-edings held on^the ssiue day, a difference in distance which^made Washington lust ought not to cut any^figure. Montana was not mentioned in the^resolution.
SecretaryWiiidoin to-day transmitted to^congress estimates for the upproprititiona^required for the fiscal year ending June III),
l-'I.It is estimated that $341,42H,I^77 will^be needed. The (still),lies f^,r Is-.m were^* ^' '-.I'..'.I--. 'The appropriations for the^present fiscal year amounts to $/3Zt,4'.lo.'J%.
Theprincipal increase in the estimutes is^for fs-nsions snd public works, the former^exceeding the appropriations for the present^year by $M,M27,Hiifi, aud latter by $(j,'.iat;,^72.
THRFIFTY FlliST COVGhT.ss.
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Atiiisin Vice-President Morton entered^the senate chamber and the chaplain opened^the proceedings with prayer. The oath of^ottlce was administered by the vice-presi^^dent to Senators Chandler, of New Hamp^^shire. Mb! Nathan F. Dixon, of Klmd,^Island. The credentials of M isslv ami IVtt i-^grew. of South Dakota, and Allen nnd^Squire, of Washington, were then present^^ed. I'latt moved that the oath of office lie^administered; the motion wns agreed to and^the four new senators, each siip|*irted by n^senator. prisM-cded to the clerk's desk amid^applause from the galleries nnd tisik the^onth of office.
Hoarmoved that the question of the^ti s.s to which the new senators from^North and South Dakota and Washington^sliallbeiissigned.be referred to the com^^mittee on privileges mid elections. Mr.^Hoar said it had been the fusion of the sen^^ate to assign new senators to their respec^^tive classes us soon us they had taken the^osth; hut now for the first time the sena^^tors from three states entered substantially^nt the siiui tune. His resnlution, he said,^pnsveded on the theory that the senators^sUssl on an entire equality with reference^to their opportunity to lie assigned to the^short or long term. The fact that the proe^liiiuutions evidencing the admission of the^two Dakotas preceeded Washington by two^days was due to the gie ilcr distance the re^^turns from I he latter state had Income,^and It gave the Dakotas no just title to^priority.
Mr.Vest inquired whether there was any^^thing in the i .-solution m reference to Mon-^tiuiu.
Nothing. replied Mr. Hour: ^I do not^understand that ^ In- senators from Mon^latin will Is-here very soon. The seliatois^from Montana will him- nothing by not hi^itiir included in the n solution.
Edmundsand Harris were appointed a^committee to join a like committee from^the house to inform the president that con^^gress was ready to receive any communica^^tion he ma) chcs.se to make.
tldrichoffered a resolution, which wns^laid oyer, for (he appointment of a select
commit)f nine senators, to be culled the
Umidro-Centennialcommittee, to which^shall be referred all mutters connected with^the uroptated celebration of the four hun^^dredth sniiiversnry of the discovery of^America. Adjourned.
AtUisinClerk Clarke culled the house to^order. The roll call show ed t he presence of^It'J^ iucIiiIkts, the three absentees being^O'Neill, of Indiana, lUndall, of Pennsylva^^nia, aud Whithorne, of Tennessee.
lieedwas placed in nomination for s|s-aker^by Henderson, of Illinois. The mention of^Heed's name was the signal for applause on^the republican side, which was returti 'd^with interest when Met'rem\, of hentucki,^nominated Carlisle. I he vote resulted: Ids d.^W; Carlisle, 1M; Cummings, ot New York. I.
heedhaving been BWUM elei ted. the^speaker was escorted t
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..the chair by Mc^hinley aud Carlisle amid appl ise, and tin^oulh of office wasailiuinister.il by Kelly, of^Pennsylvania.
SiH-akerIteed said: ^I thank you for the^high ofliee winch your votes have bestowed^BBaB me. It would lie impossible not to hi^moved by it, yet you may well itnnguie that^I nin at this moment more impressed by its^responsibilities and duties. I inter oiir'svs^MM of government, M it hss been devil^oped, these res|sinsibili| u s nnd duties an^bota political and parliunientnrT. In so^far us the duties ale political I hope tin i
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whatis due all the |s-op|^. of the Whole^country. Si far us Mm| are ^BlHiBMIltBI I,^I ho|s-, with equal sincerit y I hey u,ay be^pi formed Wit h a proper sense of what is^due both sides of the chamber.^ I Ap^^plause. I
'Theneit step in the organi/ation of the^lion i- was the swearing iu of uiembi rs^elected, and as they rang, d themselves ill^squads of twenty at a time iu front of tin-^clerk's desk, the oulh wns udiulliisleiid by^the s|n al.er.
Tinhouse then proceeded to the elect ion^of the other officers. Edward McPhcrsoli^wns electisl clerk, A. F. llolim s, si rgcant-^St-araMU C. A. Adams, doorkee|sr, and^James I,. Win at, pistina .b r.
When ilenine to the election of a chap-^lain there was ^ fight. Hew. Charles II.
Itains.hII, the ilues of the republican
cnieiis,wns defeated and the chaplain -.1^the Inst house, William H. Milburn, 'In-^blind prenchur. was re-elected. These olflc-^ers were then HWorn in.
McKmley,Gauon and Carlisle were up^isillited a committee to lufoim the piesi^dent that the house was organized nnd^ready to pns-i ed to business.
Belkins, of Kansas, offered n resolution,^which Was adopted, providing for the diaw^ing of seats by lot. On motion of McCre irv,^ol aaataeky, a resolution was adopted tin-^(f^ t ol which permittedcx-HpeakersBanks,^Kandiill nnd Carlisle, and Kelly, of Penn^sylvuiiia. to selis t their suats. In Mccorihinoe^with MoCrenry's resolution Banks selected^u seat to the left of the s|^ nker's desk, well^in front; Unmiiill's old seat was si cured for^ham, nnd Ki Ih y s, MtM Hint winch he has^occupied for so many years. Owlish-selected^a sent across the aisle, from that oocupi, d^the Ikst session by Mills.
Thenthe lottery begun, and ^V1 proved^the lucky letter, tliu first three nfiines called^being Perry, Buyntci and 1'erkins. Oros-^veiior, Brecki nridge, of Kentucky, Mason,^m Illinois, and Cannon were the favorites^of fortune and relained t eirold desks. Mc.^Kmley ohtaiii.il ^ desk well m Iho a liter of^i he house, W it h Hut.,,| llln, us.asu m ighbor.^I he Inst fortunate New Yorkers were I ,.r-^quhar, who seuteil himself in front of Mc-^Ivinley, and I-lower, who chose a seat which^he has iM-cupied before. I,,dge ( Muss, (pre-^Uiu7 Bran pan tonahlp ol McKinhy and^Hill to a more prominent position, und^joined the little group winch had sui^lolinded these popular liiemlsrs. Mills^' lexiis, seemed a sent much less udvunlit^geously situated than last session.Thedraw-^mg concluded, the sergeant-lit arms-elect^appeared at the bar of the house ami quali^^fied, liuync I Benn. I olfi.red a resolnti-iu^directing the speaker to up, o nt a roiuni ^^tee on rules, accounts, mi lled bills nnd^mileuge, each to consist ol the same nun. ei^of members as is provided tor by the ru'es^of the Fiftieth congress, and referring the^rules of that congress to the committee on^rules. Adopted.
IleelilrilIn 1st or ol the trmy.
SicretaryNoble to-day decided several^land eases on which np|s-uls hud been taken^from the ruling of former land commission^^ers. 'The land was situated in Montana,^and was entered under the desert hind act.^It wns in MMM 30, township lit, range 10^in the Helena district, sud the application^was rejected on the ground that it wns a^part of the Kort Misaoula military reserva^^tion, (hi the appeal the question was^raised Hint the order of the president in^1H7S setting n|mrt this tract of M'^) acres of^land for n imrt of the military reservation^was not valid, because the law provides that^not to exceed I'slt) acres nt one place shall be^devoted to the reservation, and there was a^tract of that size before the president's^order. The attorney-general believes the^president was fully em|siwered to make the
order,accordingly the application for a re^view of the case is dented.becauseSecretury^Noble snvs so long as the wur department^assumes to exercise control over tracts of^land the hind department will not interfere.
Thebonis* democratic caucus met this^morning and all the old officers were run-^stated. The following was adopted without
Besolved.Thnt we, tin democrntic mem^^bers of the house of representatives of the^Kifty-tirst congress, at the beginning of the^first session, hereby scud greeting to the^|s-ople of the country and assurance of our^continuous confidence in nnd devotion to^the Principles ,,f tariff reform aa embraced^in (Vveland's message to the Isst congress^upon that subject, and in the plntform of^principles adopted ut the lust democrntic^national convention at St. Ismis; that we^hail with delight the emphatic approval of^these principles by the people, us express, d^at the |kiIIs in the recent elections; and we^pledge tliein to renew our exertions in con^gress in the contest for a reduct ion of the war^tan s, so ably In-gun und prosecuted m for^^mer congresses by our representatives end^senators.
TheOWM Ban lee t BaMBBMlaaji^The annual ri'isirl of the civil service^coumiission culls special attention to the^need of adequate menus to carry on the^work. 'The number of applicants examined^the last fiscal year was nearly double the^preceding year, while the working force^remained exactly the same. The commis^^sion nsks for an appropriation of ^...'.'^^^the next fiscal year. Alter reviewing the^changes nnd improvement in the system at^great length, the report says: ^^'The merit^system of tanking upisiiiitmenls us con^^trasted with the patronage svsb-in is no^longer in an experiments! stage. Wherever^Its trisl has Iksoii fnir. the system has^worked admiriihly.
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Interestlieuring debt, principal and in^^terest, $K'il,4O4,IKI0; debt on which interest^has ceased since maturity, $l,!l!W,afiL'; debt^bearing no interest. $7tl4,i^8l,ti!^'i; total debt,^principal. $l,tklN,Mgi,^Nt; interest, $S,77H,-^KiO; total. LflTJafjIttt total debt less avail^able cash items, $l,!^ii,:*ki.l,.K.'; net cash iu^treasury, $40.2t'.l.lH7; dec lease of debt dur-^ing the month, U.MW.ttn; decrease of debt^since June M, IMK, $1UJMSJUI| e-i.il cash^ill treasurv us shown by treasurer's genei il^aecoiint. fHT|MJNi
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tttoraey(leneral Mlllei to day sppoiuled^Inn,out wood assist i,,t I nili d States nt^t| fuf MM ilist i n i . : Iduho.
IIn ting which was unfurled at main to.^day from the dome of the capitol was the^first ever limited from the dome with fortv^two stars on it.
W.C. June*, attoriiey-geneinl of Wash^iiigtoti, arrived in Washiugtoii to day. I n^the I till he will appeal la-fore the laud com^BMMioncr iu s healing as to I he validity of^titles held tinder the Valentine, scrip in a^I.-si casi-, involving the title to lauds wotiti^many millions of dollars, on l*nget Sound
TIe pruliu inarv mi eting of the N'.tioi 1^Wis dgrowers ass-cist ion was held tnduy^(twin to the lion arrival of u huge number^of delegates, the regular business of the^me, iing u^s adjourned until to-morrow. It^is understood thnt pml o| tin- Mill's bill re^lltla to wool und w-silt lis as amend d nmi^|uissed by the seuaU- of the last sessions will^receive tin- endorsements nnd support of the^assiMjiation.
Theattorney for Swift it Co., of I iitcs^ -,^nppeure l before the diessed ls-i f con m:ttiB
t-i-ilavand told the ivimmittee that . t^is willing to attend Hie session of the e ^ -
Htitteewimbu tnvd d to do an. After ass ra^^ining Geo, 'tt Wilirfims, of the Chic. , o^Stoekvards briefly, the Committee adjourn d^to mi 11 ul the call of the clian iiiun. who^stat. d Bl would otter a resolution giving the^committee authority to ait during the ses^^sions o| the hi ll.ite.
SenatorAllison is reported in^local pn|a is a-n lying hi answer to a ques^^tion as to what the pios|a-cts Were for lag*
isiati^n the tariff tbia nbbbb, that I hate
willI* some legislation on the tariff|^whet la r il will Is- on theliuesot MmMI] Pie-^pured by the senat liiiiiuie ikiiiiiuill e last^si ssioii is too broad a qui stem to answer^now. I think thiscoiign ss will aaBompUah^a Meat deal of work, I he country exis-cls^a ih aj ^I us, and I don't think it will Is-^disappointed.
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KAHsam C10A1 I0LDKI8.
limine.,I.Mflles Smoke th* Largest | I gars^iii the W.ol,I
Thewomen of Burma, like the smokers of^Shun, use their ears as oig.ir holders, but^they use them in a different way, says a^cones|sindent in die Courier Journal.^Every Iturmesegirl pridi s hers. If on the size^on the hole she can make in the lobes of her^ears, and I have si en Humc-so eats which^had holes in them ss big around as a nap^^kin rui '. These holes lire uinde when^the girls sre young, and the IoImi both^stretches nnd grows until it gets as big^around as the thumb of a lug-honed man.^Into these hob s some of the poorer Women^of llnrinah put their cigarettes and cigars^when they move from one place to another.
Cigarsale more used than anything else,^snd the Burmese cigar ia the biggest of its^kind in gi MfaJ use. It is from eight to ten^inches long, and is often more than nu inch^iu diameter. 'The Burmese women are very^bt utifiil, and even their big cigars cannot^take away the beauty of their juicy red bps.^They milks the mouth hsik a little large^while they lire in them, but it resumes its^natural size when the young Indy. holding^her cigar Is-tween her two first lingers, blows^the smoke out in a stream. It is not unusual^for a Burmese maiden to make her lover a^bundle of cigars us a present during their^eon, t In11. and some of the best of the Bur^^mese imported cigurs lire made by women.
TheLegacy James Ig-oe Left to His^Children of Duty Well^Done.
Ogleand Ig-oe, Two Names to Be^Honored by American Tele^^graphers.
butthey can alw.^that he died as a^need hsik nowhen^lion to duty. He
NoAililltional li.nil,rs Hi.. ...ml In ths^Kutnuof thr Tribune fir*^^Me.,..,,, f.r Relief.
CuBjUIATI,I^^c. 2.^The Knipnrer has^this editorial: ^If anything can mitigate^the horrors of a hohwnnat such as that ia^Minneu|M^l,s Saturday night, it is such an^example of heroic fidelity as set by James^lgoe, the unfortunate and undaunted tele^^graph operator, Well may bitter tears be^shed bv the with w, children and friend,^because of the ti ^ blenese of his taking off;
sr-member with pride^mt man. His children^el*^ for a lesson in devo-^I new that beneath him^the tire was raging. He 'broke' his col^^league m New York to tell him the third^story w.i ..ii lire, adding, 'and I'm on the^seventh lloor.^ He km-w the only way to ea-^^a|s- was by a naROW winding stairway, yet^he faltered only a moment, then he give the^signal'go ahead,'and with a roaring fur^^nace underfoot, sat ipnetly at the key and^took MX) words. He stuck to his post to the^very Isst and then dashed over^lie wire his last message, Hoys, I've got to^stand you olf; I'm the only one left on the^lloor. I u i ybislv is gone, and I can't stay^any loager.' !'..or lgoe hud stayed tisi long.^He hud been faithful till death. lgoe and^tlgh! Well may telegraphers feel their^hearts swell with pride when their names^ne mi ni loned; lgoe, the man; Ogle, the^woman.
II he ^ ^gle referred to aboTe is Mrs. Ogle,^the woman who remained at her pimt in the^Johnstown telegraph office warning other^imiiits in the valley In-low until she was^swept away herself by the greut flood.)
8.If. Ooddsrd. formerly grand chancellor^of the knights of Pythias of Nevada, and^well known in California and Colorado as^an architect and contractor, died suddenly^yesterday at Kuiita Ke.
IsaacI,. Milliki-n, ei-tu iy-ir of Chicago^died yesterday. He wits 7ll years old.
KamuelWilkerson, secretary of the North^^ern Pacific Kailroad company, died at New^York yesterday of heart failure.
Wanteda K.-hale,^A teacher of a private schist! not far from^New Haven was called upon to deduct^^ ..ne t lung frotu a bill for a child's tuition.^The parent asserted that the child had ls*eu^absent a great dual ou account of sickness^^nd for other reasons. Finally, as n^clincher, the thrifty patron of the institu^^tion added: ^Not only has Johnny beeu^uwuy tunny days, but he hasu't been on^hand nt II o'clock iu the moruing three days^in the week, and you know it.^New Haven^Palladium.
looklar'^' More ttodles.
MivinioLis,Dec. if.^It baa not yet been^detinitelv ascertained whether or not there^are more biHlies in the ruins of the Tribune^building, it being impossible to yet institute^a thorough Maiajt Who the men were who
*'' seen to shoot th, niselv, s lather than^slider f r. mi the fames bus not been decided.^I In women end children who went up into^the building shortly before the fire broke out^ii ITS tinned up sal, . Measures for the re^^lief of the suffeiers nnd the families of the^victims an. actively under way. 'The news^^paper men have (reqaaat occasion to laport^tin- bereavement of others, but it is seldom^so many are taken from their own ranks at^one I tin -. Beside* the Ws-int. .1 Press ,^,.,,,^ud Mile*, the list of dead include*^Mn,in.hi. ol the Tribune, ami Pickett of^the Bionccr Press, nil good und true men.^I o night, the newspaper men of the two^citn s held iins liiigs for the purpose of giy-^mg expression to their feeling* in the mat^^ter, and during the day the ministers of^diuneniiolis ss well ^H the board of trade^.dopt, d resolutions of sympathy.
WR88EL8Took TJU PLID6B.^in trin, or,.,, aaaapaaa fjaasi mshui
bysue nine, ofT.^^^^^a I k. Deo. 2.^An order enme from^the war di-iairtmerit to-day sus|*.nding the
' court martial culled by t ol. (irier-
son,department coininander, for to-mor^^row, for the trir.l 0f charges against (^apt.^Morns C. Wi-..Is of tln-iith infiuitry, now^staleined at Kort Grant. A. T. Capt. Wes-^s ls was charged with violating the articles^of war n luting to drunkenness. Hsturday^^ be appeared In f. re Capt. Bailey,^acting judge ndyooate at Fort Mercy and^mud.- a satisfai lory explanation of his oon-^luet.it th. same time taking a pledge to^refruin from iiiUuicuntjS for a period of five^year*. ( po^ this allowing the war depart^^ment i**iiihI the order. Weasels iss son of^lien Wesselsof the U, H. A., retired.
aMBCm,Doo. a.-|8peoial.]-John A.,^brother of Trunk lioliertson. of Carpenter^| lb,but .on. met with a sad death at his^ranch )aa KuMBMl this morning, caused^presumably by his horse throwing him.^Dust Friday he rode out to look after some^stiH^k, and later ou the horse returned rider-^less. A search resulted in finding Mr.^liobeitsoit on the ground insensible. He^was taken to the rauoh, but neyer regained^oensciousness. His body will be taken to^Illinois for burial.
Abrother of the late Hon. Luring B.^Ilea, of this city, showed signs of in^^sanity yesterday, and to-day was quite bud .^He was placed in charge of an attendant^and taken east for treatment. Grisf at the^hsw of his brother it is supposed unbal^aiiccd Ins mind.
railing for the Kootenai.
MBimKali*, Dee. 2.^[Special.)^The^chief engineer of the Mnnitoba road left^K.sitenui Station yesterday for Bonner'i^Ferry, on the Kootenai river, to look over^the countiy in the interest of his conipuuy.^is understood the Manitoba contemplates^building down the Kootenui river to Bon^^ner's Kerry, tluuoe southwesterly towards^Hpokai Kalis. This makes the fourth rail^^road contemplating a line into the Koot^^enai mining region, the others being tke^Canadian Buciflc, Spokane A Northern and^Northern Bacific.
Iowing In North IlBkota.
J.msstowx,N. D., Deo. 2.-A heavy snow^full began last night aud still continues.^0^er four inches have fallen on a level.^This is more than fell altogether last win^^ter, nnd is regnrded as vary promising for^the future moistening of the ground.
SeventeenWere Hurt.^Easi Towas, Mich., Deo. 2. Mniut thirty^men working at Sags camp aurted for work^before dnylight ou a flat oar. They backed^into a sleeper overhanging the track and^seventeen were more or leas seriously in^^jured.