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VOL. XLIX NO. 58
MEMPHIS, TENN., F1UDAY, MAItCII 22, 1SS9.
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than any other newspaper la
Ten dm tee, MUalu'.ppl, Arkan
t Alabama wad Texas,
inn I lil'tflltr'tllir Hflf Hsi ifa A
will moot again tomorrow. This notifica
tion makes it practically certain that no
legislative business will bo transacted be
fore adjournment A prominent Senator
Thrown Into the Republican CamD. ? ,iJ tw'y lhM this would bo the program
r Ihoro will probably bo, however, som
uiscusxiou oi mo resoiuuou inirouucou
yesterday bv Senator Butler, declaring that
tho Semite bug power to elect a president
pro temiHire for service during u entire
term of Congress, a decision by tha Senate
Demooratlo Senators Will Oppose
Mr. Reid's Confirmation.
They Declare That He Does Not
Represent the People;
That He Is Narrow and Full of!
Course This Will Mot Defeat Bia
Confirmation, But It Will Make a
Lively Btlr In tba Senate
Ppeclul niipatch to Tho Appeal.
Wahiiiniiton, March 21. It In under
stood that there ii considerable opposition
on the pnrt of Senators from tho Southern
States to tho continuation of Whitelaw
Held as Minister to France. Tho move
ment is led by Mr. Vest, of Missouri, and
te.duo to what tins been known as tho
"bloody shirt" doctrine which lie claims
lias been kept up in tho columns of the
New York I'n'bmie, It is asserted that
Mr. Itcid doesn't represent the whole peo
ple of the United States, that he has ex
hibited the most violent hostility to the
people of the South, charging them with
frauds of every kind in the conduct of
their elections, ' asserting even that
they have resorted to wholsulo mur
der in order to accomplish the present
democratic solidity of that section, and
that ho has always s.uyht to heap re
proach anon section of ihe Union w hose
citizens are now as sincere lu their loyalty
and devotion to tlio Government as those
of any other section.
Republican Senators suy that this opo
sitiou will have uo other effect than to
solidify the members of their party in the
Senate in Mr. Hold's favor. To attack the
nominee simply because ho had tho cottr
ngu to suy boidly thai which every licpub
litun believes, and w hich Iho Democrats
admit iu private, in regard to the cuuditinn
of altairs in Ihe South, will bring every Re
publican squarely to the front for his con
tinuation, iticy say, ami his nomination
will go through without delay.
Tpivwiim B.Mmla X hlnga.
t-s-UI lu 1 he Ai-1.
VWasiiinutox, March 2L Kx-Congrosa-nan
llutlor's friends aro very continent
tonight thut ho will he successful In his
cuiididacy for tho Indiun Commissioner-ship.
l(epreenlallve Evan says that he ex
pects lo have Marshal Nixon, of tho East
era District, turned out of otllce for
olh.-usivo partisanship iu Ihe late cam
paign. Kvaus charges that Nixon took
his deputies sroiind with huu and tried to
break up Ucpubliciin meeting mid Nixon
ill the campaign, and ctqicvially that he
usi'd his ollice in the intcrmd uf his
wir;v. Kvaus, however, wauls to get Mr.
'lipton, the nisn m-lixied lor I lie plain by
tho Inumvimte, into the ollice without
waiting lor Nixon's l nu to expire.
Messrs. Murray mid Sharp took a trip
over to llairisbmy, l'a., yesterday, oalcu
aibly for the uurpoti of visiting relatives
ol Sharp. 11 is mid, however, tliat the
real object of tho visit was to show their
looks, giving a statement as to how thai
$:il),Uisj was spent, to Mr. Andrews, a
inciiilicr nf the Pennsylvania lag.laliirc,
and one ol the two guiiileluen from w hom
it is said the money originally came, lortlio
purixsso of gelling him to approve the ex
penditures. How they succeeded is nut
f'allrr al thf W Nil liana.
Wamihotok, March 21. There wore
no delegations at the White House today.
This Is sotuewhut unusual, not having
been the case, except on Sundays, since
the 4th of March. There were plenty of
caller, however. Tho only diUcrence was
that they came alone with very few ex
ceptions. This latter class included Sena
tors l'luuib, Teller and tiray, who camo in
" company, snd Senators Coke auJ Itcagan,
of Texas, who were accompanied by Col.
Ochiltree. Among tho other cullers were
rVnutors Spooner, lUair, Cullom, l'lult and
llisrock. Keprcseiitiilivcs Caswell. Conger,
iNilxell, Peters, Millikt-n, Hunh.II. llitt,
Lvans snd ( beadle.
Another exception to the rule of singlo
vnin is '. - -1
psuied by Mr. Washburnn. tho newly ap
,x,ini...l Minister In Switzerland.
While the stormy weather ol today had
tho cllect ol diminishing tho nuiiilier ol
callers uH)fi the 1'resideul the mail which
arrived ut the White House showed no
sign of decreasing. Sinro the 4th of March
the rrcsidcnl's mail has liwn very heavy,
averaging from IKMJ to "(HJ letters, snd oil
tome duvs running as high as I.IWO letter,
rrvsideiit Cleveland's lutu-rs rarely ex
ceeded :iK) a dav. Maiiy of the couimunl
cation mint to Pre -idem Harrison are in
tended for other persons, several ol w nom
being desired by a number of Suuators
upon that disputed point.
rroinntlnaa In lit Navy.
Washington, . March 21. Secretary
Tracy has ordered Commodoro A. K. K.
lienhiim to take command of tho navy
yard at Mure Island, Cat., which position
was mado vacant by the departure of Hear
Admiral itolkniip to tuko command of tho
Asiatic squadron. Commodore lleiiham
is at present on wailing order.
Keai Admiral Stephen R Luoo has
been informed by tho Navy IVpaitmont
that he will bo placed on tho retired list
on the 2."uh instant. Ilia retirement will
cause the promotion of the following olll
cers; CommiMlore David It. Harmony to
be Itoar Admiral, Captain F. M. ltamscy
to bo Commodorn, Commander Urn. '1.
Casey to bo Captaiu, Liuulenant-Com-luander
lloval llradford to be Commander,
and l.iutiteuunt A. 11. C. 1-euUo to be
Lieutenant tommandor. Coinmoilore
Hariuoiiv is at present Chief of the Hu-
rcau of Yard and J Kicks, aud his four
years commission for that place expires on
the 2ilh instant, two ilars alter tho retire'
melit that causes his advancement. It is
(tie general opinion al the Hcpurtuicnt
that ho will be rejipixiinted. in which easo
no will lie tho only itoar AUuurai on amy
at the Department.
Overran With OIHe K.ckrra.
Wasiiinotos, March 21. Secretary
Winduiu ha been so overrun with otllce
sei-kcrs that he has had scarcely a minute
to uttetid to his olllcial duties. This after
noon ho dictated the following notice,
with Instructions to have it pouted conspic
uously throughout the building:
"The Si-eretary of the Treasury reserves
the time from 10 till 11:30 o'clock a.m. for
receiving Senators and momlers of tho
llour-e of Representatives. Uiher persons
desiring to see him upon matters relating
loollicial patronage will please call between
ll::tO a. in. snd 1 o'clock p.m.
"The Secn-tary requests that ho may be
excused from receiving visitors u(ur 1
o'clock p.m. in nnh-r that he may be sblo
to devote a lart c( the day to the consid
eration ol tho current bushics of tho de
Socwiurr Wlndom, In speaking of the
matter, said it would be well lor otllce
seeker to understand that it will not bo to
their interest to lile their applications
after 1 o'clock.
Mexican National: International A Great
northern; Knu-ua (Jay, .Mcmpliia V llir-
uiinghaiu; KansasCity, Fort rcott A Mem
phis; AliHsouil 1'acitic; St Louis, Iron
Mountain & Southern; Uiuisw ck A I
A BLOW TO THE 8CnCOLS.
A BIG DAY.
Proceedings of tha
Komla tllM Mad Vaalerduy.
ASMiKiiTON, .Marcti 21. Ihe rresnlent
sent Iho loliowing nominauons io ii.e sen
Miles U. Moore, of Walla Walla, W. T.,
to bo Governor of Washington Territory.
OiiverC. White, of Dayton, W.T., to be
Seeretaiy ol Washington Territory.
Henry N. Maine, ol Montana, to be
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
John 1. Fletniniz, of Colorado, to be
United States Attorney (or the District of
Tennessi'e postmaster appointed today:
J. 1'. I'jllliolldson, MollTVlllo, Itlouut
County; J. I). IW-tlis. Mosy Croek, Jel
fcrson'CiUUty; J. ('. Cotton, ShcrwDod,
Krsuklin County; W. J. lindvr, Sparta,
While County; J. A. Malcolm, Tiillsitt,
Jcllcrsoii Coiinly; M. F. Mdiuiro, White
Fine, Jeircrson County,
Aa Inrren In llanr.
Wasiiim.ton, March 21. Postmaster-(ii-ueral
Wanamaker him issued an order
directing all clerk in the otllce of the
First Assistant rostmastor-Ocnc ral and
such as may lm required from tho other
bureau ol tho iK-partment, until other
wise directed, to begin work at H. 30 o'clock
a.m. instead of 9 o'clock as heretofore,
anil remain at their dck until 6 o'clock
p.m. instead of 4 o'clock. This lncrei
of hours is made for the purpose of facili
tating the diiH'hargo ol applications and
preparation of psicrs for action in the
ollieo of tho First Assistant l'ostmasler-
tiencraL Tho clerks in the Dead Ix'ttcr
I Mlico arc also required to work Irom H :U)
o'clock a.m. until 0 o'clis k p.m. until the
work now in arrears in that division is
Ihe Unubnal Yarhlann.
Wasiiinoton, Man-h 21. A favorable
report upon the gunlut Yorktown has
U-en made by tho board, of which Com
modore FiUhugh is president. She has
been completed In accordance with the
contract, snd Is sulllcienlly strong to bear
hor woighls of every description. The
Ismril was Impressed bv her clean condi
tion and smoothness. She could m put
Into commission immediately if her dyna
mos were set up snd connected ana her
Tho AniphiUite, tho dotiblo tuireted
monitor, w ill soon lie removed from tho
Hurlan ilollmgsworth work at Wilming
ton to onool Iho navy yards, her ma
chinery having leen completed.
Effaot of the Defeat of the Poll Tax Bill
Oil 'pomteuc of The Aixl
Iiouvak, Tenn., March 21. The defeat
of tho poll tix bill is a serious blow to the
free schools of the State. It means a loss
to the school fund of $200,0(10 per annum.
It means also a release to that very class
who get tho most beueflt of free schools of
all their just share of contribution to tho
school fund. In other words, the very
men w ho get most bunutit of the school
fund escape nil taxes thut go to nutko up
tUo school fund. Tho ucgroc, who are
proverbially delinquent in paying poll
taxes get equal benefit with the whites,
who pay about nine-tenths of all taxes
of the Stu. It is not surprising the
Republicans opposed tho measure, be
cause it would cause the majority of
their constituent to perform a citiseu's
first duty, via.: pay his school tix. Hut
that an intelligent IVinocrat who favors
public schools should opposo it, Is incredi
ble. The properly qualification I specious
and fallacious. The Constitution guaran
tees to every eitlten tho right to sue in
the courts. When he tiling his suit,
however, he Is required to give bond for
cost', or taxe the oath required for poor
persons. Now, would his right to vote bo
any the lens abridged by requiring huu to
pay his poll tax, or tike an oath that hu
Is unable to pay it? Hut, besides all this,
the provisions of the Constitution are
mandatory, and ordain that the legisla
ture shall enact a lawcompoltinit all voters
liable therefor to pay their poll taxes. It
might seem harsh lo say that deiuiigogism
is at tho bottom of it, but that is sbuul the
sine ol it
Let us now see if those gentlemen w ho
defeated the bill will vole lor a lux rate on
proxrty sutUcieut to run the free school
even for five months per annum, w hen
supplemented by the county tuxes. We
For twenty years nearly all legislation
has been in the interest of Iho debtor class
and as a consequence it is ordinarily use
less to sue, for in nine case out ol ten the
debtor ha nothing subject to execution
ind the creditor is beat out ol his money.
And a great many people use the exemp
tion laws as a cloak for their rascality. In
deed, it is questionable whether tho ex
emption laws aro not a disadvantage; for
they imlueo many to become rascals who
would otherwise pay their riVhts. Un
der the old ca. sa. law when the
creditor could Imprison tho debtor, crime
and rascality iu tho matter of debts and
contracts wus compaiatively unknown.
Nor was thut old law attended with hard
ship except in the rarest Instances, for it
was to the Interest ol the creiiiior not lo
Imprison the debtor. Indeed, this w hole
sale exemption business is ol modern ori
gin. In Christ's tune the only article ex
empt was s man's cloak, and lieiico Ibst
pontage in tliu sermon on tho mount, "II
thine enemy sue thee ut tho law and take
away thy 'coat civo him thy cloak also."
From this it would seem the divine law
discountenanced the claim ol any excni
tion whatever, and all huuiun luw b sup
posed to bo founded upon tho diviuo law.
Crows's Text-Book Dili Falls
to Pass the Senate.
It Is Defeated By the Decided Vote
of 19 to 0.
A Lively Soonoln tho IIouso Stirred
Up By Mr. McCalL
In Calling the Roll On the Penitentiary
Ra-Leasa BUI, Ha Refused to An
swer Or to Vote Some
Warm Words Ensue.
changing tho Deputy Warden's salary from
$l,tho lo Sl.otht.
Mr. MoCtdl, in stentorian to:iei, movJd
to tablu the umeuduient 'lhu Speaker
ruled the clerks had begun tho roll-call.
This angered the opponents of the lull,
many of ihem refusing to voto. Tho bal
lot resulted -yei'H till, nays 22. No quorum
voting. Several other members voted, LUl
still no quorum voted.
"Call tho absentees," Kaid tho Speaker.
"Cecil." No reply.
"Mr. Cecil," said tho Speaker, "under
the twenty-sixth ru'o you must voto or
give au explanation." Still no reply; Iho
member from Scott only smiled.
"llring the gentleman to the bar of tho
House, Mr. Scrgeuut-ut-Arins." said tho
Sjieaker. Mr. Cecil walked to tho bar with
"Mr. Cecil," said tho Speaker, "either
vote or explain." No answer.
"What punishment will tho House pro
scribe?" A dead silence for a moment.
"I move," said Mr. l'uliuor, "lhu mem
ber be fined $."iJ."
Tho excitement was at fever heat, and
tho member bey an crowding around tliu
The PiR'iiker rapped loudly for order.
Tho voting member from Shelby got tliu
SiK'aker's eye, and was allowed the floor.
Ho wild it was lhu riitht ol the minority lo
object lo obnoxious legislation; that if I his
minority could not defeat the legislation in
any other way it must decline lo vole. To
tinu this meaibcr would bo dangerous
Mr. (Klluin claimed thai ho never fa
vored filibustering, but tho advocate ol
the bill seemed determined to force it upon
tho opponents. II the advocates ol tho
bill would pass a bill to liutlil A main
prison and do sway witli tliu branch pris-
portal Plupstch to TM Appeal.
Nasiivii.i.r, Tenn , Murch 21. Mr.
Crows's bill to have Stale Hoard of Pub
lic School llooks to lie apKiiuted by tho
Supreme Court and to make it the duty of
tho board to select a uniform system of
text hook occupied the greater part of tho
ttesxion of tho Senate today. The Com
mittee on Common Schools and F.ducation
recommended its rejection.
Mr. Crews made asieech in favor of tho
Mr. IVrry gave some of tho reasons that
actuated him as a member ol tho commit-
li. for volimr aiminst the hill, lie said I oils ihev miidit Voto lor the bill,
tluil (hum m'ua nn n.uul nr tumiitur ilnmun .1 Mr. Palmer mud he saw uo reason la
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A ltndrl I rmm Hail far.
hpfrlsl IM.pst.-h lo lb. A1.
ltoi iVAR, Tenn., March 21. There
is considerable complaint by the farmers
of a disease among their horses re
sembling blind stagger. Some valuable
animal are aflcctciL It will bo remem
bered that last autumn wo had week's
rain, attended by violent wind which
prostrated much uf tho corn, can dug It Ut
rot or sprout on the ear. 1 he coiiBrqiirncw
was that a great deal of it when gnlhcn-d
into the I mm bocstne sour snd until for
use. It is thought the prevailing disease
among the miiln and horse is attribu
table to feeding on this dams-ed corn.
The immunsd engines for use al the In
sane Asvlum have been safely landed on
the Asylum grounds. Ihe water snd gas
pi have been put In place, and nearly
all the rooms have been plastered though
much remain to be done before the build
ing will lie resdy for occupttion.
The Chancery Court ha jnit adjourned.
The docket was the lightest ever known.
Perhaps there la bus litigation In this
county than any otlierin the Stale ol equul
Mipulation and wealth. And the lawyers
Wasiiixotox. March 21. Tho Interstate
utterly unknown Ut him, tho corrcs- Commerce Commission has notified the
following carriers to apear before the
commission Tuesday, April 2, for tho pur
pose of fully snd particularly setting forth
and showing what their exort rates are,
and how these export rale sro msde by
them, and also for the purpose of giving
each of said carriers an opportunity to be
heard concerning the manner of making
and publishing said rstes in order to com
ply with the provisions of an act to regu
late commerce approved February 4, lKSi,
as amended by sn set to amend said act
approved March 2, IK" Ijniisvillo A
Nashville: Cincinnati, New Orleans A
Texas Pacific; Alabama Ureal Southern;
New Orleans A Northeastern; Vicksburg
A Meridian; Vicksburg, Shreveport Pa
cific; Western A Atlantic: Central I tail road
and Ban king Coin iviny of Georgia; West
ern lUilway of Alabama; Atlanta A West
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recess unlit Zo ciock, at wuicu time, mere i "in, i;'"i ,-""T .,t
i, irginia a teorgia; viisiib-
iMindents probubly thinking that letters
addressed to the care of the 'resident will
Undoubtedly reach their destination.
I-ater caller were Secretary iinlom,
MajoMioneral Scholleld, Vice-President
Morton, Senators F.viirts anil Stauforl,
lleprvsenUtive lUudall and ex-Senator
In Ik stennle.
Wasiiivito, March 21. The Penato
met st 1 o'clock p.m. Immediately after
the reading of the journal of yesterday,
Mr. Pruden, onoof Iho President' private
secretaries, appeared at the bar snd deliv
ered "sundry messages in writing from
the IVcsidenl ol the United States." On
motion ol Mr. Ingalls, the K-nsto pro
ceeded to the consideration of executive
business w ith closed doors.
Tha Senate, sfler a brief executive Ses
sion, without opening tho doors took S
!.( airl Mrnlrnr-d.
Ni:w Yonx, March 21. Ilobcrt Kegel,
son of Uun. Sicgel, found guilty of forging
pension checks, was sentenced by Judge
llenedict. In tho Unllod NtuU-s Court to
day, to six year at hard lalxir in tho F.rie
County Penitentiary. Tho prisoner ex
hibited gieat nervousness, as Judge Bene
dict told him that ho bad wronged many
persons and that it wai diMicull to llnd
any circumstance to warrant a mitigntinn
ol punishment Sie-H's young wife wept
bitterly In tho rear ol the courtroom when
sue heard the sentence pronounced. When
thu prisoner ws being taken back to Jail
his brother hinted In tho hallway outside
the courtroom and was unconscious lor sn
hour. The Commissioner f Pensions no
tified ieron swindled through Siegcl to
comniunicsto with the Puiision Oilice in
Mrs. rfd Utm Win.
Maiiui'KTTK. Mich.. March 21. The
suit brought in the Uuited State District
Court for a sixth Interest in tho Colby
mine lis Just been decided in favor of Ihe
claimant, Mrs. Crswford, of Hancock.
Monroe, s former husband of Mrs. Craw
ford, furnished the money that Cuit N.
Mount needed to secure third interest in
Ihe mine then undeveloped, on condition
that Moore should deed him half his In
Urest When M'sue got tho property he
had the di-ed made out to his wifu to
evade keeping his agreement with Monroe,
the latter having died In the uieantlmo
and his widow marrying again. Suit wss
brought to enforce the contract, snd its
successful Issue gives Mrs. Crswiord sn
Interest in the property that Ucssily worth
for the bill. Tho people should say w hat
books their children should study. The
education of children is a domcstc matter.
Ho knew of no authority under tho Con
stitution that gives tho Supreme Court thu
power to apmint a Hoard of School lljoks.
Ho was prepared to ssy that the farmers do
not want the bill. In the little towu of
Franklin the bkthat havobt-en adopted
there sell much higher than those that
have not been, and this bill would creates
inonoply. The Semite could puss no bill
thut would more unKipuhirlxo the public
system. Ho had been connectod with tho
public schools either directly or indirectly,
ever since the war and tell an Interest In
them. He would sign his protest sgainst
the passage of any bill that would create
such a monopty as this Mil would create.
Mr. Myers sjsika in (avur of the bill and
Mr. Jams against it
Mr. McDowell spoke In favor of It, sav
ing that if there waa anvlbiiig prominent
in his canvass it was the demand made
H I ion him and Mr. Crews by the farmers
to suppoit such a bill. Iho peoplu de
manded a uniform system. Ho argued
that the bill would not create a monopoly.
Mr. Crews cliwed Iho divussion, .saying
that the pcoplo ol r-helby I ounty de
manded a uniform nyatmo, and demanded
that tho legislature co'm. to their rescue
uud pievent them from being bled by tho
teachers changing books sn open. He
rea l from the article of A. C. Wellbornn,
publihhed in the hmtM, a answer to the
editorial in Tux MtMCinf Ai phal against
lhu bill. If there is room for johticry un
der this bill making one system in tho
State, is there not greater nsnn w hen there
is a svsiem In ninetv-six fountnwT It is
understood the leacheis now get a ier
cent for introducing new books In the
public schools. Several hundred thousand
w -In ail children In the State are now Isxcd
from 1 lo M T head. He could not see
ss much room loreollnslon under this bill
lo establish a system for live year, as at
prtwul w hen Issik nro constantly being
made. The bill applies only lo the coun
try. Tho bill failed by a vote of 10 to 0.
tux hoi sa.
After the House had finished with the
regular routine work, uoiisidcation ol
tho penitentiary bill was resumed, and
Mr. Marshall moved to table Mr. McCall's
motion to strike nut tho first section
which sanctioned a re-lcs-of the (suit
Itentiarv. Csrtied yeas M, nay 2H.
Mr. Dismuke moved to strike out tho
amount, f75.(nsj, as named in the bill, and
Mr. Odium moved In lieu to Insert
f2tJ,0tl, slating Ibst the Coal Creek les
sees, ss sul-lesae-s, paid IIO.tKKI lor I 's)
able iHxIied men. At Ibis lata the penl
lenliary should yield a revenue to the
Stato for all ol tho coiivici tUM.iMO.
Now. If you gentlemen are sincere in the
matter of obtaining revenue, adopt this
Mr. Palmer moved to tablo Mr. Odium's
motion. Carried f.1 to 2".l.
Mr. Dismukes's inotion.prevailcj -K to
Mr. Williams ofTereJ the following a
proviso lo ino nrst seeiiou: rrovuicn
haviiitf rules if lliev were not enforced.
Mr. Wiihiiius said that tho House could
not line or punish a member, and argued
lUMiual any sucll proceeding.
Mr. Palmer aud M'. Mel all hud been
conferring (or a lew miuiites aud stvined
to have air reed iiimui the plan.
Mr. Palmer, a ldruasing thu Chair, add;
Mr. Speaker Iho geutlemun Iroin Hen
demon (Mr. McCall). having slaleil to me
und other members of tho House that ths
minority would voto upon tin proxnition,
thereby making a iiuoruui, if 1 would
withdraw tho motion to censure, 1 now
withdraw it I wish to say that in making
tho mot ion I only desire to enforce the
rules Una House ha udoplud lor lhu trans
action til business.
Thu lllioustering was brought to close
by Mr. Palmer withdrawing hi inoliuU lo
censure Mr. Cecil lor rcliiung to voto.
With the understanding that Mr. Mc
Call, ol Henderson, would be n-cognisei!
by liie SiHaker nu a motion to adjourn
and also ou tho convening ol tho House.
to recognise a motion from Mr. McCall, ol
Henderson, lo table Mr. Palmer a amend
ineni. ol which iho trouble aroe, Mr.
MeCufl. ol Henderson, made this state
menl of Ihe compromise and it was sg eed
lo tiy the House.
Adjourned until 2 30 o'clock p.m.
The liftemooU Wus coiuuiuud IU discus'
lug the bill.
Mr. Clupp mado a motion to postpone
action on the Mil ualil .Mommy tuai
might I hi in the meantime discussed.
.Mr. Polk's amendment lo erect a new
inulu orison failed.
A bum hor of amendment were nficret
snd, sfter being dicuswid, killed, except
that to inciesxo the salary ol ino uepuiy
wiinlcil tofl.'.'ixl, which waa carried.
A voto on the IIimI pasngo ol tho bill
will probably bo taken tomorrow.
tho bringing of goods inlo Canada by land
convcynnco other than rail way cars shall
bo prohibited during night and on stntu
toiy holidays, except under permit und
supervision.' That the Hoard of Customs
and Dominion Appraiser shall he author
ized to rev cw the valuation of ixirt ap
praisers. That in every case vulue for duty
shall include charges of transportation and
shipment, and shall hu that of quantity
imported. Ilial such viuue snail inciuuu
any rovnlty, rent or charge in respect of
exclusive, fights or teiritotial limits.
TUB HALT TKUaT.
The Effort to Purchase All the Works In
Nkw Yokk, March 21. A Syracuse spo
clal savs: The report about thu formation
of an international syndicate which will
absorb all tho saltworks in the United
Statiw, including tho Onondaga Salt lleser-
vut ion, has made a decided stir in this
city. Judge Oeorgu F. Couistock, who is
reported to bo largely Interested in iho
new enterprise, said today: "I believe It
true that there are capitall-ti w lu protci
at Ictst a desire to buy up and consolidate
the leading milt interest in this country
and (hat some of them live in Fngliind. 1
lo not understand that it is their purpose
to raise tho price of salt. Tho domestic
nil tri.l.i of this fuimtrv has. to niv i-er
tain knowledge, Ueu a losing trade (or
Juduii t'oinstock expiessed s willingncna
to pl rid ol his large salt proiicrly al s (air
in n v. llo Placed tne caiutai oi tun pro
posed svudiculo at $10,0UU,tKH). He is also
leceiverof the American Dairy Salt Com
pany, which comprise nearly all the lino
alt'procrly ol lhu Onondaga Reservation,
and much o( lhu coarse salt is included in
Iho projicrty which ho holds in trust, with
power ol 'attorney lo sell. The whole
amount which he has lo sell will include
a greater part ol tho salt Interests in Hits
locality. He-said ho was not able to (ell
the figure at which thu enure amount was
The movement was started only a few
months ugo and since then inoet ol the
ow iters ol sail proieriy uero navo ocen
asked lo set the lowest figure ut which
they would sell. Their puces cannot he
accepted st present, Is ciiiim) the ndit nte
has not iHtm lormeii.
iH'PUty Salt Supt Jay ( ox said that, so
far u concerned thu salt springs mi l salt
lauds, they could not be disponed ol to a
syndicate without a special set ol tho
legislature, and be had hciud ol no pr-
Misiliou toward lu inging that aiioiit. me
and is now held by niauulwcturcr under
Ihirtv years' enee, and the plaut which
hsvo been nut up ore private pnuierty,
while the rest belong lo Ihe Slate. The
terms ottered ill the consolidation sro not
shsolulelv known. Il is rcivrtod, how
ever, thai in the case of the Union Coarse
Salt Companv the price agreed on is $7H a
sliare, which im ludiw Ihe uppurlenances
niMi'snirv lo oiM-rslo tho works. In the
easo nl t'ie Western Coiife Salt Companv,
tho price la l' a share, wiueli includes
tho land. Il i learned that the prnMisi
lion mado to ihe OnoudaiM uianuliicturera
in I. .in lhu nvnilii sle. or lo si ll their inter-
nl. nutiiuht ts to relnsiu open unlil
May I, snd provisionally thirty diy
looser. Someol Ihe local insiiiifacliirer
have wailirely acr(l lo go Into Ilia tiuul
A BLACK DEMON.
Another Sonsation la Birmingham.
Nearo Fells a White Woman
With a Rod of Iron
Which He Had Concealed
All the Money the Ftend Oot Did
Amount to More Than 13 -He
Is Captured Intense
ibst if the authority alon'aid shall be ol
the opinion that II Is lo the advantage, ol
the Stale or for the security or comfort of
the convicts I bo lease niav Is mado lo dif
ferent parties, each lo tike not leas than
one third of thu whole iniiu! x-r, lo bo sp
linted by the Penitentiary Commission
ers." Mr. Savage obtained tho fl r and went
for the present lease sjstein lu s lively
slyle, declaring it one means ol entering a
gigantic monopoly. Tolea-e lh priaonois
hi one body uiesnt that only one eoncern,
the one now leasing them, would lie Ihe
lessii-s. Ths ellecl ol rti l. a.ing the peni
tentiary would be to Tc li ie the prison
and tho j4mTicuii to Dr. Morrow fur six
years more, thus siding s grand combined
monopoly. Mr. Svwgn said he favored
the whipping post rsihur than the peni-
Mr. WhilthoVne and Mr. Marshall op
posed Judge Williams's amendment.
Mr. Collins said the bill only meant a
re-surrender of ths Hate prisoners to the
worst monoioly that ever cursed the
Slate; that the prison iuuu.''ly controlled
the prison snd the H.atn, He said, upon
being questioned, that Ls was opposed to
A OUAND "UUdT UP."
Henry Vlllnrd'a SIJ.OOO.OOO Bloctrle
Light Ucheme Collapsed.
Nkw You. March 21. The Hw-M save
The gnat scheme of Henry Villurd,
whereby all the Kdison F.leetrio ljnipauies
were to Ik consoli late I Into one gigantic
concern, is nqsirted to havo collupwd. A
few weeks ago a company with an suilior-ixi-d
cspilul of 12,0K,liJ was cliailered
by tho Stale ol New Jersey. The pur,nio
ol tliis oorj-irslion was to consolidate tho
four separate nrgauix.ition which have
lutherto divided lhu business ol manufac
turing and selling the FdUoii electric light
appliance. Henry Villard underlook lu
accomplish this reorgauiMtion snd to oh
lain Irom In tiermaii friend several
millions of new cspital.
Drexel, Morgan A Co., Slid Winslow.
Ijinier A Co. have (or a long limn Itet-n
the principal bunker ol Ihe Falianil Com
uinv. and Mr. Vidaid's pl.iu was to (oiiu
a sy'udicatu by ad ling to the iiumbcr ol
iIh'-hi iinimiiieiil American banker thu
Deutsche Kank slid Memeos snd llolike,
ol ltorhn. snd Shun, of Frankfort Th s
arisnifeinenlal one tune s.iued on tho
point ol completion, but lor some rvaaoi
or oilier 11 IS averreu inai .or. onii'i inw
been unable lo bring it alxiut lu lhu man
An spH'ut Is now Is Ing ins lo by him to
Americun rsmtallsts tocoinu lo the rest lie.
Various reason sro given lor thu failure ol
Ihe scheme, hut probably tho (run rxjiis
nation Is that the recent decision in t an
sda annulling tho M.suii incandescent
lninn imtetila there, ha led the advisors
ol Ihe liernian llicmlK'rs of the pniHo.
syndicate to Iho conclusion tlist tho Ivll
son pati'iiia sro not worth the money that
is buing asked lor nielli.
TM tali M.ver nlrlne,
Fail ltivan, Mass., March 21. The
edict of thu manufacturers as mado known
after tho lutorviow by the State Hoard ol
Arbitration yesterday npx ared lo prhlui-e
nociriH-t upon tho airikers at their moot
ing this morning. The chslrmau culled
the meeting to order, aud reviewed tho
situation. The only thing left for the
weavers to do was to stand linn and force
their employer to consider their claims.
They had go loo ''' i""0 tnt '""
ward ktens HOW.
A sm-aker hsik the floor al tnia kiiii
and attempted to advocate a return lo
woik. Hissniitimunts wi re not very well
received snd slier cries ol "iiimw mm
Tktl'sssJIsa CiM-llle HHI.
Nsw Voiix, March 21. An Ollawa
. . n.. ..-..I' .. I,. IM.. I. .11
sp.'clal says: ino sunniaii i i nie mu
r.uno Is fore the It iilway Coinmilteo ou
1'li Is v, snd has bii'ii reunsleled. A new
.-a!ure lutr.idiuvd Is a provision thnl lhu
debt conversion, lsdor. taking elhcl, iinit
Imi aureed to by Iwo third ol the share
holders. In ihe dinner bill a aoaj iiily
ronseiit was all Hint waa neressary. A
change was ulso made with regard to llie
disss.ition ol new debentures. 1 be com-
psny Is to lie silowe I lu Psuc I per cent.
sin k lo thu extent ol isi,o m.issi as
formerly pmoci, nil I to bond lhu road
for s f ir.her i -.' I a lull". I' ll ino
cluiiso allowing the couip.i'iy lo si-cure by
Ihe iasiiii ol lurlher debentures aiiinuiifi
required for llm construction or acquisi
tion of brain U line and lor extensions is
- - -llealrnellte
ATI.ticCitv, N. J., March CI. The
waves for two day pad have been steadily
undermining the buildings nu Iho inner
side uf the Isisrd walk, particularly at the
lower end, from Miehigm avenue down,
and when the ternble lUsI ti le and (nil
on waves ol last uighl struck them lin y
o.ll.ip-ed. Near lieorgla avenue, a com
doctor named I'ml. Jones, win owns s
small shaiily, was in Is-d alien Hie waves
atru k bis place su l deiieilip.lii . It. He
was thrown with sluuiilng to'ce among Ihe
debris, and had a mnsculous scape,
'threw families ut Iho same lime hmdlv
sueni' l.il iu making tlu-ir exit llir.ni.-li
Ihe rear doors w hen Ihuir house sue-cuiiiIm-iI
. . HaliMln Ialrleie4
,m Asom.i. Csl., March 21. C P.
Huntington, vica-presldeiit ol Ihe Nmlh-
ern I rn IIIC llaiir.m'l ompsiijr, ariiyen
here from tho last last evening. He
slated Id an Assislalid Priw reiMittcrlh.it
iIiito ass not tho slmlite-t loan la'lon lor
tlieri'lHiit that he contemplated purchas-
lug the control of the Ab hison syslem.
Hu said several Important measure wouni
lie ilixeiiHsed at thu meeting of Ihe Smlli-
rn Pacific directors in April, among tliein
llm cxlein-i 'ii o( Ihe company s hues into
Duration, Mexico; the estsblislimeiil ol a
line ol sti-nmeis ImiIwimii some Atlantic or
liull Kirl an I I'rurd, and the coiiiplelioii
ol various branch lines InthiaSiaui.
sillied Ilia Stan.
Cmi.xviiix. Tix., March 21. John
did Jens was shot snd killed yesU-nlsy by
his son MciiaiiglcOiddcus, boy of seven
teen. The boy had frequently ssked his
father for pistol but had been refused.
He secured jKsuiession ol S wenMin, ami
wlnlu playing with It was diovered by
ir i. l.l.l. ii. aim a.ke l for sn cxplana
ii,,n .nd tlna so sum-red the Isiy that he
turned thu weaHin oil his lather, shooting
him through the breast .
Pwlsl Plmli h loTha Awn-si.
ItiiiMiMiiiAM, At, March 21. About
10 o'clock this morning a little boy went
into the store of J. U. I.unday ou Ninth
uvcniio nnd Twenty-lhird street As ho
entered the disir a negro hurriedly passed
him and disappeared. There was uo ouo
visible, but tho boy heard groaus coming
from behind the counter, and hurrying
around thwre won horrified lo see Mr.
I.unday laying in a bleeding aud sensole
condition on tho lloor, with a horrible
gush in her toichead, from which the
blood was llood'tng iu aciimson slrcsui.
Ity her sidu lay a piece of iron casting
uImiiiI two loet long aud four inches broad,
wrapped lu a silk handkerchief, with
which the cruel woik hud been dono.
" lie alarm wus given and ready hands
hud soon picked up tho unconscious
woman and carried her into her dwelling,
which adiolus the store. Doctor were
tulei. honed for sud weru soon st Ihe spot
and doin all that medical skill could for
the utleniig woman. Hut one blow had
lsen struck, which cut a uoah about two
inches long over Ihe left eye, laying bare
lhu bone. Tho woman was very seriously
Injured, although lit the lust account she
was sllll living, mil uiicoiicnnis. ma
negro, alter knocking uer uown, securwu
about in money which was in too casn
drawer; but hud no tune is-iore mo en
trance ol the boy, as staled, lo eel
anything else. Alter leaving the
store the negro ran up Ninth avenue
in the direcilon of iWxirds' llooat
No immediate pursuit waa made
a the negro was out ol sight licforo tho
in tho Vicinity and who saw him running
knew what was the matter. The police
were soon nut and the country in every
direction was scoured lor tho villain,
bloodhound were put on his track, snd
the excitement in the city was intense.
About noon Ollicor Walker, who weighs
.b. nl Uii nounds. met a inro who an
swered to the description sud ordered him
lu give lilmsell up. instead ol compJ'"a
the iieiiro sprang lurward, pulled tho
nllicer Irom to bonm and a dcsis-ruto
struggle entued. rinully lhu otllcer got
hi band on hi pistol and bred; ihe ball
taking ellwt in Ihe negro's baud Slid
Inghliuiiiig him powcrliwa. The ruseal
was I lieu brought lo the city sud plaivd in
prison. He la a Mp. niuseulnr (ellow sud
daa lieen fully idenlifhxl aa Mrs. 1-nday's
asilsnl. 1'liere Is considerable indigna
tion over the matter and there is Ulk ol a
mi ktie party II t!c lady diua. Tho uegro'a
iiuinu is Jim Wilhauisaitd he is a bad on.
being no further nominations, an adjourn
tucnt fU had until 1 o clock totnonow.
In tiie executive session of the Senate
' this afternoon. Senator Sherman so
nounced that Prwidont Harrion h l in
lormi d bim that ho (the President) would
bo so fur along with his nomination that
the Senate might conveniently adjourn
next week. It I tha execlation the
speclul aesslon will cud on Thursday or
Frldiiy next In order to assist tho Piesl
deiit in his Intention the Senate did not
take the uuul luroe-tlay ics tid.iy, but
noog, Koine A Columbus: Atlantic A
North Carolina; Norlolk A Western; At
lantic Coast Line; Seaboard A Itoauoke;
hichmond A Danville; Mobile A Ohio;
Illinois Central; Newport New A Missis
sippi Valley; Chesapeake, Ohio A South-
wcetcrn; Iuisville, New Orleans A Texas;
Cnie rear A Yadkin Valley; Savannah.
H rld viesiern; riorius iiaiiasy sua
Navigation ('oinpnnv; Sontli Carolina;
Chesapesk A Ohio; Southern Pacific;
Tox I'scdlcj Uulf, Colurade A Santa Fe;
Waa) arm I aal railnlan.
CitATTAXiKHiA, Tenn., March 21.-The
J'io..irteinhss compiled a Uhlo from of
ficiu! rexrU from each of the Southern
Slates, showing the cosl production In
18HS: The tots! production In Wiwt Vir
ginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tciimee.
Alabama, Virginia, tieorgla. Arkansas and
Texas, lu It? w. WJ7 Jons, valued
at the miucs st f ltl.kHI,T7, against a total
produchoil of 13.SU1.743 to.- In 1W7.
Atll llfiral lit
from IWk'i to Deill the penitentiary rot ino
Slate II 14.0U0 a year. Under lbs pieseiit
management the Slalo get revenue ol
The vote Usm Judge William
amendment was close aud exiitnqf. result
ing, yeas 3H, uuvs 41. ,
Mr. Stephens, of Monroe, moved lo re
consider the vote to const ler the bill in
Mr. Davis moved to amend by Inserting
the two snd striking out the '
Davis suid he knew the question was vex
atlous, hut he wanted to eliminate all the
objectionable (eat urea Mihle; that In
two years a solution better than me ie
ysUiiu might be praeeuted. ! n-ceo
Tht cuuulttes oflVrvi m a-vuduivni,
and delerminaliou s ever. The nisnager
of several mills held a meeting Ibis morn'
Inn and voted lo stand bv the AswM'islioll,
Most ol them sro Inclined to tho Udief
that lhu struL'irie will not end for a fort
night, snd srw inclined to favor shutting
down Ihe mills tomorrow,
T Ksrlnda Amerlean Lard.
Ottawa, Ont, March 21.-ln the House
of Commons today the Hon. Mr. roster,
Minister of Finance, said that tho govern
moot had under consideration tho advisa
bility of excluding American lard , In
creased duty or otherwise in viow of tho
extensive adulteration prscllceiL
The following amendments to the cus
toms act vuMud lu the IIuum; XUat
Ina aial Kedlral l .siisll.s.
s, lt lil.iaU-b lu 1h. Ail.
H. .. I ill fl-
CiiATMtooiA. leiin.. sisreu n. i-r.
I). H Nelson. siH'retiiry ol tlie hlato Jleiii.
cal SiK'ietV, bslay announces that tho date
I ul thu regular im-etin ha la-en changed
Irom June In April :w ami .My i sin. a.
i'i... iii, i, ie he Id SI .-vasuvuio. n
nuints-rol vsluiblu piiHTS have already
been prepared lobe read st III mealing.
fcaaineer Stajar:! tinlll.
Mmcii Cmcss, Pa.. Msrvh 21.-The
lurV In laigineer Major's trial, the third
' : . . . .i.. i i.i .i. v.n.. ii..u.,i
mi u.t III HIB IrioJU i mirj i
eniiloves iiiiliciou lor uaving causi-u iu.
i i Pun dwasier. tblsalteruiMin tendered
. yer.lirt of Hot guilty. Il WUS Ktuivvd
with vuvifcrou spu'suse, ,
L1VB BrOCK INdPBiaflOM.
The Tutillo lloslth Committee ef the
New York Asasmbly Dlsou.sas It
Alinxv. N. Y., March 21. Tim Assem
bly Public Health Committee gave a hear
ing bi lay lo Assemblyman Nixon' bill for
thu inspection of live stiak. Dr. Cyrus
i;.Uni. ol the New I oik Hoard of Health,
sil t that he had condemned nine dressed
heef from Iho West, He did Hot think
thai meat could bo liiss-c!cd pro-eily
afb ritwa dressed. The internal org ans
should alway Iw insp -cd iu order lo de
cide whether the meat was healthy.
I. M. Kimball, rcpicseiiling tho Fast
I'.nir.ilo live Kio k AsM intion. and live or
six other from lhu same islioii, ad-
viM-alisI the passagiMif the bill. .Mr. kuu-
bsll said Ihe reason lor tho insci ti.ui of
animal alive wa Iimi palpable to allow
argument There wss a Iih-hI Iiishi lor at
lliill.ilo, but II was luiHsisibln lor linn IO
iiuiii lie all liwuls tnol reai bed linn cny.
Mr. LiiiiMlu spoke '! tlie mTewuiy ol a
tlioroinh inssi lioii ol all livo Ht k com
ing lo Itniralo, Slid arvueil inai il was iiii-
ible lo deti-i't il.M'iiae uuer an annual
ws killed, lie sain inui 11111117 aii" -,
rotten with m-alis, were shlped ihrougU
llm Chicago yard 1.11 1 that 4 greal lier-
rentage ol Ihe sheep Irom lhu West werw
alibi ted with the-e scalis. I nuer 1111s 11111
every carlmnl wonni nave 10 ina -.
Aasemblvinen lloniidire, Kcrrniiin sua
i... ii .1U1' l.non'd lhu lull. Mr. lloriiidge
mi I thai In New York all meat bad lo Ikj
linis-ctcd Is foru It was killen. luoinii
was not luti n.le.llo kc qi v nicago oeei urn.
l',o Chi -ago dealers could coiiiu here snd
build abatoirs. the New I oik dealers did
not want lour W.nlerii men lo toutrol Ihe
businens in ibis Slate.
"Wo want probiti m, ' he said, "asiar
.... 1 1 .. 1 ..1. . .
as Iicbuu is coiii-eriici, him aouiu.
piolii lioii lor our home trade.
1 - I .I.... . .. ,1. a .t.Mfrf.'f III
.Mr. rserrigaii kiki mu m
New York which he reprencnn d.
tNmiM) were lines id mine ihisuh- .
slaughtering cattle, and these investment
were iablu to bo destroyed oy imr
rriHtrhmeiiis of the four men whobaJ
control, to a large extent, ol the meat In-
ten-sis of Iho l niled Slates. I atuo siutti
in New York had tube inspected at the cost
lo Ihe butcher, but Chit ago cinssca oeei
was not subject to ibis excuse.
A luriher Uesiing win 00
Ihursday next. Iho opponeiii 01 me
lot a uru are llien eietieu.
te flrltlsh lllrriual aa Nnntaa.
Umkjv March 21. A Wuo Hook on
Simiiian Jtlfaiis ws kwued yrslerdsy. It
roulsius :kM dispatches the dales ranging
Irom April 2!, lsV.. to rchiuary iw.i
The dispatthc show thai F.ugland ha
U-n throughout in cordial si-ord with
America, snd that she declined lo secede
lotiermany s re-iueal fur assistauce snd
eo .oit-ralion iu the restoring of order .u
Saiuoa until she had learned the AmerJ.
ran I ioveru meat's views on Ihosubiscl.
Ou Jsuiuuy 211, last, l-ord Salisbury cesa
plained to Count Von llatxteldt, Oeruiua
Ambassador st London, concerning 1 rtnee
Uismarck's stateui. iil in the IU-ichsUg tlial
iu Samoa, lienuauy snd ( Luglsud were
"Mdvnucing hand -iu-baiuL"
Tlie llril-h Priute Minister said Ibst
the views ol the two countries were l.U-nU-nd
so lar as the future Uovwu-eiil. ol
btuuoa was wmcurned, tut not vlherwaia.