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VOL. LI?NO. 20,
NORFOLK. VA? FRIDA^v DECEMBER ]3. 1895.
PRICE 2 CENTS
The Republican House Having a Bad Spell of
Megrims, Caused by Cleveland's Absence.
LIKE A DOG IN A STRANGE BACK YARD.
C'Kitr Kccil Losing Sloop Over llic
Problem or Cbnlrmnnalilp??Tlio
North. Carolina Contingent In Ion
tri <??-?? a Varied Assortment ol states?
men? MuLcup of Congress.
Washington, Dec. 12th, 1895.
The Republican House Is having a
hard time, indeed, as fnr us any ex?
citement In business is concerned.
With Mr. Cleveland shooting du,:ks
and the Salisbury letter locked up,
with Mr. Carlisle still closeted with
the recalcitrant figures of a report pro?
posing li* show that the revenues are
sulllclcnt, and with the Hon. Thomas
B. Reed puolng the lloor and trying
to solve the problem of giving a chair?
manship to each of 200 men with :<0
to -10 committees to work on, the coun?
try in general, and the Republican
majority in Congress in particular
are having :t terrible time.
The majority members are growing
most awfully Impatient and restive.
They remind one of a dog at night
In a strange back yurd. Now anil
then they grow facetious, and in a
romping mood, then they scamper
around the lloor knocking things right
and left, then they bark, and whine,
and howl, until they make night and
day too hideous with their Wallings.
The thing has reached a stage now
where the prayer of every one Is for
the speedy return of the President,
the Immediate presentation of the re?
port of tin- Secretary of the Treasury,
and the final announcement of Mr.
Nori!i 4'urolinn Htntcsiucii.
There Is no congressional delega?
tion here which presents u greater
and more varied assortment of states?
men Hum the < d?l North State. Of her
two Senators one Is a Republican
and the other an erstwhile Democrat,
but new a full-fledged and enthusiast
tie Populist. Of her nine representa?
tives three are Democrats,' three are
Populists, two are Republicans, and
one Is an Independent protectionist.
A rather singular coincident npi
pears In the sketch of the Senators.
One started as a newspaper man and
rounds up In the Senate as a lawyer:
the "Iber began the study of low
and enters the Senate as a newspaper
o\viier und editor.
Of the entire delegation Senator Je
tor C. Prltchard is the only member
Who was hot born in the State. He
Was born in Tennessee in isr.7. und was
early apprenticed In the Jonesboro
Trlbune-T!< raid olllce. He removed
to North Carolina in 1S7:i, and became
editor and owner of the Bonn Moun?
tain Republican. He begun the prac?
tice 6f law in 1SS7. and has always
been a Republican in politics. He
was elected t" till the uncxplred term
of the late Senator Vance, and his
term expires in 1-S07.
Senator Marion Butler was born In
ISfi:;. and consequently Is only thirty
two years of ngo. He was graduated
from the University of North Caroli?
na in 1SS.",. and began the study of
law, but tho death of his father Inter?
rupted his further pursuit of that
profession, in 1SSS he joined the Fur?
niers' Alliance, and was the leader
of their forces In the State Senate in
isno. Immediately after the Chlchgo
Convention he severed his allegiance
to the Democratic party and joined the
Populists; becoming their leader nnd
the originator of the campaign of
Mr. Butler bought the Caucasian, a
paper which he now owns at Raleigh,
and which has a wide circulation In
the State. He succeeded Senator
Ransom, and his term expires In 1001.
In the much-talked-of reorganization
of the Senate Mr. Prltchard would, of
course, vote with the Republicans, but
Mr. Butler lias constantly maintained
tlinl the sliver men should present
their own organization scheme. Should
the present plan prevail and the Popu?
lists withdraw after n. vote or two for
their own candidate as president pro
tempore, Mr. Butler will probably go
With them, nnd leave the fight between
the recognized representatives of the
two old parties. .
Tor Heel Representatives.
Of tho nine members of the House
seven are lawyers and two are farmers,
nnd their ugos tango from Mr. Stroud,
of Plttsboro, who Is 03, down to Mr.
Settle, of Iteidsvlllc, who is only :t0.
In regard to the positions which the
North Carolinians will have upon the
forth coming commit tees, there can
now be no positive statements. Messrs.
Woiidward, of the Second District, nnd
Settle, of the Fifth, are the only mem?
bers who served In the Fifty-third
Congress, and consequently the ba?
lance have no claims upon any particu?
lar assignment. Mr, Woodward served
before on the Flections and on the
Levees nnd Improvement of the Mis?
sissippi river, while Mr. Settle was on
Claims and Revision of the Laws.
The throe Democrats so far have not
mentioned the subject of oonini It tee
Bhlps to Mr. Reed, bill the Republicans
and Populists have hehl n meeting and
agreed to ask for the following assign?
ments: Mr. Lhinev, Eighth District, on
Elections; Mr. Settle. Fifth District.
Postofttccfl and Post Roads; Mr. Pear?
son, Ninth District. Foreign Affairs.
The name Of Mr. Skinner was also men?
tioned for one of the Committees on
Elections, but he declined.
The Muhe Up of Congress.
There are 23S lawyers In Congress,
41 i.i i in.-is, \tl l-ullors, ~n manufacturers,
1 railroad manager. 2 steamboat own
<? too (%<->-.???> er.Uo-i"-"'l"-?- ?.
25 bankers, 2.1 merchants. 1 house build?
er. .. ? b rgyineii, ? win. . 1 < ? . are ? . ?
gaged In business," 8 doctors, 1 archl
tect. 1 music teacher, 1 owner of oil
wells, 6 miners, 2 Insurance agents. 1
theatre manager, 1 manufacturer of lee,
3 civil engineers, 9 lumbermen, 2 own?
ers of stone quarries, 2 real estate
agents, 1 phiUTnaclst and 1 steamboat
Note, mid Personals
Mr. Henry S. Wellcome, a London
merchants bus purchased the beauti?
ful picture of Pocahontas, which adorn?
ed the Woman's building at the World's
Fair, and will present It to the United
States. Senator John W. Daniel will
represent Mr, Wellcome in the presen?
tation of the portrait, which will be
placed in the new Congressional Li?
The Invitations are issued for the
wedding of Air. Edward W. 'Barrett,
the talented correspondent of the At?
lanta Constitution, lo Miss Jantc Suth
erlln Smith, at Danville, Va., on the
18th of this month. A number of the
newspaper friends of Jlr. Barrett will
attend the marriage from this city.
H. L. W.
CO VX T K It FE IT L IIS A It It EST E1?.
Russian Nihilists nn Well as Conuter
tellers -Their Arrest l'niar?ii Riot.
Pittsburg. Fa.. Dec. 12.?A gang of
clever counterfeiters have been run
down here by the United States au?
thorities Two of them, Goodman and
Jose Balkelis, had a hearing before
United States Commissioner McOani!
Ilss to-day and were each held In the
sum of Sl.i.iOO bull for court. Thou.as
Juscovlskl and Joseph Ludunovitz, who
made the supurtous coin, .ire also until r
arrest nnd will have a hearing to-mor?
row. Goodman and Balkelis had work?
ed it lot of the counterfoil moicy oft
before they were arrested. At the
boarding house of Juseovitz the author?
ities; found ns line nn outfit for mak?
ing bad money ns has ever been cap?
tured. On a table was a complete elec?
troplating apporatus. consisting of mv
crol battery jars, solution jars for
holding capper and nitrate of silver so?
lution, jars holding material for use.
piles of broken molds, about 300 In
number, about fifty sets of moulding
block's, ladles, metal ami all the neces?
sary tools for carrying on their w.irk.
In the valises of the men were tOUIld
Looks describing the manner of con?
ducting tbe electro-plating business and
many notes of use In the business. The
holes consisted, chiefly of formulas for
mixing metals, etc. Resides these there
were a grout quantity of literature,
which seemed to indicate that they are
Bnssinn l-iiilllsts in nddltlon to bc:ng
Letters found on the men indicate
they are members of (he same g.m.r
tried and convicted in .Bulge Butler's
hrnnch of the United States Court In
Phllnoelnhln last Friday. When tho
verdict In that case was announced
n boil I 30(1 Polish sympathizers of the
victims who were In the court-'''
Started a rhu. which was suppressed
with great difficulty.
In a valise owned by Ludnnnvltz was
found :*xj counterfeit Bllver dollars and
137 bad halves. The coins were excel?
lent likenesses and would deceive any
one. When arrested the men were J.le
parlng for flbrht.
The Kansas Medico] College Rnrklsm
Topeka, Kan.. Dee. 12.?There is still
great excitement here over the finding
of the body of Mrs. Hills at the Kansas
Medical College, but there is no further
danger of a riotous attack on the col?
lege. Ex-Chief Justice Horton, one of
the trustees of the college, this morn?
ing served notice on the faculty that if
they do not clear up the entire affair
he will summarily withdraw from Hie
board nnd institute a prosecution for
the entire body. At noon to-dny It was
announced that the mystery as to how
tbe body of Mrs. Ullis was obtained
will be ventilated and that steps will be
taken to send the guilty parlies to
jail within twenty-four hours. This as?
surance has had n quictlngeffect. Noth?
ing since the legislative war of three
years ago has so excited the people of
Topeka. Battery "B" was on the
ground witli guns until daylight this
morning and a strong police force is
still watching the college properly. The
militia from Lawrence did not come.
Their orders were countermanded just
ns they were about to take a special
train for Topeka.
There is considerable feeling against
Gov. Morrlll for calling out the militia.
The members of the A. O. r. W. went
promptly to t.heir homes at the adjourn-:
ment Of the lodges and it Is claimed
that the police would have been able
to cope with the crowd about the build?
ing. Gov. Morrlll claims he was Jus?
tified In his action.
Miraculous Escape From neslruclion
Toledo. O.. Dec. 12.?An electric car
containing four passengers, had a
marvelous escape this forenoon In this
city from destruction by a locomotive,
and where death seemed inevitable to
a. half dozen souls on the car. only
one was seriously hurt. The cur
wus crossing tho tracks at Western ave?
nue, of the Clover Leaf railroad, when
a. light engine came along at n high
rate of speed. What followed astound?
ed the few eye-witnesses of the affair.
The engine lifted the ear bodllv from
the rails and carried It fully 100 feel
away before coming to a stop The
motor was badly damaged. Miss Em?
ma Curling had her buck hurt and
Conductor Mnnson-was cut about the
August Meyers jumped through one
of the street ear windows and was
horribly cut up. He bled profusely,
and is the most seriously injured. The
other persons In the car escaped Inju?
Nigmn Alpha I'.psllon Fraternity at
Atlantn, Dec. 12.?December 28(h Is
the day set .apart for Sigma Alpha
Epsilon fraternity at the Exposition,
nnd about sixty colleges nnd universi?
ties will be represented. Including Har?
vard, Cornell, University of Pennsyl?
vania, University of California. Uni?
versity of Texns, University of Virginia.
University of Georgia and Vandcrbilt
University. There will be a three days
session of the college fraternity, clos?
ing with a grand banquet at the Klm
ball House on the 28th.
For United States Judge of the Northerii
District of Indian Territory.
KILGORE, OFTEXAS, GETS THE SOUTHERN
oilier Voiifiriuuf Ions ? Tito ficnute
si..kk u Two Hour Session ?Bills of
Minor Import OH'crccl-Nr. Vail
Addresses tlic Senate in Support of
lfiis Armenian Resolution. *
Wushlnglon, Doc. 12.?Sc'.iiite.?The
Senate to-day conllrmed tho following
nominations: To !?? Secretaries of Le?
gation: John F. Bilker, of Minnesota,
at Managua. Nicaraugun, und Charles
Kilns, of Massachusetts, lo Chile;
United States Judges?William M.
Springer, bt Illinois, for the Northern;
Constantino B. Kllgorc, of Texas, for
the Southern, and V. Lewis, for the
Central District of Indian Territory.
United States Attorneys?Andrew C.
Cruse, Southern District of Indian Ter?
ritory; Samuel D. Dodge, Northern
District Of Ohio; William J. Horton.
Central District of Indian Territory.
United Slates Marshals?Michael
Devanny, for the Southern District of
Ohio; .lames M. Martin, Western Dis?
trict of Louisiana; Samuel M. Ruther
ford, for the Northern, and Charles
Stcwe. for the Southern District of
1 ndiau Territory.
After a two hours' session to-day the
Senate ltdjourned until Monday next.
Two bill:-, to secure the payment of
the Indebtedness of the Pacific railroads
to the Government were Introduced?
one by Mr. Fryc almost Identical with
tho one Introduced by him In the last
Congress, and one by Mr, Thurston
(Hep.), of Nebruska Mr. Thurston's
bill providi s for a sale to the highest
bidder of the Government claim at not
less than BO per cent, of the amount;
the purchaser to become possessed of
all tbe right; title. Interest and lien of
the United Slates. Including the right
of foreclosite, possession anil operation
of the roads.
Mr. Call made a short speech In sup?
port of Iiis resolution relative 10 the
massacres of Armenians In the Tur?
kish HJmplre, and the resolution was
referred lo the Committee on Foreign
Then .Air. Peffer made n speech sup?
porting by figures on his bill for the
proper disposition of the remains of
Senators and Representatives who die
In the Capitol during a session of Con?
gress. No action was taken on the bill.
A resolution instructing the Commit?
tee on Finance to report what tile dlf
f( rence of exchange between gold stan?
dard countries and silver standard
countries has on the agricultural and
manufacturing Industries of the United
States was offered by Mr. Stewart; who
gave Hotlce that he would submit sonic
remarks upon it next Monday.
Mr. While (Dem.), of California, of?
fered a resolution to amend tin- rules
by providing that " all debate shall be
relevant and eonlincd to the subject di?
rectly before the Senate," and gave
notice that he would address upon it
A resolution was offered by Mr. Hans
brough (Bei).), of North Dakota, und
agreed to, Instructing tbe Secretary of
Agriculture to report to the Senate
whether or not lie ha? expended the
whole or any part of (he appropriation
made; last session for the purchase and
distribution of seeds ami for the print?
ing and distribution of "Fanners' Bul?
A brief executive session was held,
after tho close of Mr. l'effer's speech,
and then at 2 p. 111. the Senate ad?
journed Until Monday next.
House?The first gun in the tariff
light In the Fifty-fourth Congress
was fired to-day In the House by the
venerable ex-Speaker Grow, of Penn?
sylvania. At Ills request the House
went Into Committee of the Whole on
the State of the Union, and for nearly
an hour he compared the working of
the protective tariff as It existed from
isci to 1894, with the results achieved
by the present law asserting that the
latter had not proved much of a suc?
cess, lie proposed instead of the re?
tirement of greenbacks in exchange
for bonds as recommended by Presi?
dent Cleveland, that nntlonal banks
be permitted lo deposit them, and the
silver certificates as well in exchange
for circulating notes, receiving $110 for
every $100 so deposited; the greenbacks
and certificates when deposited to be
cancelled. The gold reserve, he con?
tended, would always prove a source
of weakness whenever and as long as
the Government was compelled to bor?
row money to meet Its expenditures.
Several resolutions of Inquiry of ex?
ecutive departments were offered and
At 1.35 the House adjourned until
Oilier Washington N'Otes.
Washington. D. C, Dee. 12.?Mem?
bers of Congress who arc Interested In
the Venezuelan boundary dispute with
Great Britain say this morning that
President Crespo will be guided ill
making reply to Lord Salisbury by the
suggestions of this Government. Lord
Salisbury's note, it has been reported,
asked I he payment of $('?0,000 us a com?
pensation for the arrest of the British,
colonial officers a year ago. nn episode
which has passed Into history as the
"I'runn incident." That President
Crespo will refuse to pay this Indemnity
Is certain. That be will be so advised
by the Secretary Olncy, Is equally cer?
tain, it Is said to-day that his reply in
substance will show the arrest of Ser
gennt Barnes and his ussnolulni to
have been an outgrowth of the boun?
dary question, which must be settled
before any of its incidental features
ran 1?' considered. Such a reply, It Is
asserted, would force Great Britain to
meet Hie issue without further equlvo
catIon or delay.
Some of flic members of tbe House
Insist that S<cre?nry Olnev has notified
vi-ocp'r-nt Cleveland that bis nbsense
froth Washington at this time Is mak?
ing him the subject of unfavorable crl
tlclsm. und it 1h. predicted tliat ha will
return to the Cupltul to-day. It this
prediction prove true, there Is no rea?
son to doubt that the correspondence
between lite United States and .Croat
Itrltaln. having reference to the atti?
tude of this country on the Monroe doc?
trine will be sent lo Congress within
a few days. Should it not lie so sent
a resolution calling for it will be Intro?
duced and doubtless will be pttsscd at
Washington, D. C, Dec. 12.?The fol?
lowing Olllcers have been ordered to the
Ada ins. all. with one exception, from
Assistant Paymaster F\ J. Kemmes,
Passed Assltnnt Paymaster O. T. Smith,
Passed Assistant Engineer II. Glaze, Eri
slgn C. S. Stan worth (from the Norfolk
Navy Yard). Ensign W. M. Signer.
Lieutenant II. W. Harrison. Lieutenant
F. E. Greene, Lieutenant U. It. Harris.
Commander E. W. Watson. Ensign C. P.
Preston, and Ensign H. H. Hough; En?
sign A. Host, from the Hanger VV the
Monterey; Asi'stnnl Surgeon M. K.
Johnson to the New York Naval Labn
it Is staled on excellent authority to?
day thai Speaker Heed will not an?
nounce his committee appointments un?
til the latter part of next week.
The National Civil Service Reform
Dengue's fifteenth annual meeting be?
gun hero Ibis afternoon,when the dele
Kates were welcomed by President
.lohn joy Edson, of the local organisa?
tion. The olllcers of the league will
lie elected to-morrow and the meeting
will close In the evening with a recep?
tion at the Arlington.
In the course of an Interesting paper
read before the league this afternoon
on the appointment and tenure of
postmasters, by Richard Henry Dana,
of Cambridge. -Mass.. In which be se?
verely criticised Untied States Postal
system he related an oeeurence du?
ring ex-Postmaster-General Wana
maker's term of ofihv In illustration of
his position. He stated thai a busi?
ness man appointed Postmaster Gene?
ral wrote to some of the model post?
masters to consult with him on the
business of the service, on account
of tbe pressure of Congressmen, he was
unable to tlx h date before June, after
his inauguration In March, but even
then these model postmasters got no
further than bis anlC-room, where they
vainly walled many valuable hours
while applicants under the wings of
members of Congress passed in before
them. At last after a week of waiting
one got Into the Inner room and found
the Postmaster Oeiiernl engaged In a
discussion with n. negro postmaster of
a small town In the South over the
question whether". .'. the appointment
should not be revoked, not on the
ground of unlitness. but because of
a rumor that this negro had once at?
tended a Democratic caucus. ' After
some fifteen minutes consumed over
this question, the Postmaster General
had a moment or two to shake hands
and explain that the business consul?
tation must be postponed until the
next August, ns he was overwhelmed
with the pressure for places. "This
story, which is a true one," he sold,
"1 tell, not as Illustrating the work of
any one man. but of the heretofore
usual duties of this Cabinet position
As a result the organization of
the department is on the same, basis
that It was under Franklin, when there
were seventy-live post-olllces, in the
Captain Johnson, the commander of
the cruiser Cincinnati, now at Key
West on putrid duty, in a telegram to
the Navy Department coniit ins the
Southern Associated Press dispatches
thai lire In tbe coal bunkers oi Ihc
vessel was discovered Tuesday and
that the inagaziin-s were Hood >a\ to pre?
vent explosion. According to the tele?
gram there was no danger.
Speaker Reed will not. In all proba?
bility, announce bis committees until
the very last of next week; The an?
nouncement may be delayed until the
following. Monday If the ndJonrnnie.it
for the holidays be postponed until then
Neither Is it likely that the Speaker w'.U
announce any single committee in the
meantime, not even the Committee on
rules. The House at present Is work?
ing under the rules In the last Congress
and while these will be greatly modified
when the new Committee on Rules be?
gin their work, they are not so objec?
tionable as to require undue baste in the
appointment of tbe committee.
Among the bills Introduced in the
Senate to-day was one by Mr. Call, pro?
viding that passenger transportation
on all railways engaged In Interstate
commerce shall not exceed one cent
per mile. It is made lawful for rail?
way companies to have separate cars
for different races, nationalities and
kinds of people. Sleeping cor rates arc
reduced ti> ?1 for ehcil twenty-four
hOurs occupancy. A fine of $10,000 lor
each violation is provided, half of which
Is lo be oaid the Informer or by im?
prisonment for not more than one year.
Iteports have reached the Vavy De?
partment that Captain "Fighting
Hob" Evans, commanding the battle?
ship Indiana, has been con lined to bis
room In a Philadelphia Hotel for the
past three weeks, suffering from in?
flammatory rheumatism During that
period the Indiana has been practical?
ly without a Commander anil the prep?
arations f >r her cruise at sea which
is ordereil to commence the 20th In?
stant, has been In the hands of sub?
ordinate oilleers. Captain Evans, It
Is understood, has been urged by his
friends to ask detachment from his
ship, and to apply for a tour of sir.re
duty, as they consider it dangerous
for him to go to sea, but he Is deter?
mined to run the risk of the dampness
nnd violent changes of temperature In?
cident to the modern armor clads, and
announces that he will be ready to sail
on (he 20th regardless of the conse?
Mrs. Malcom tiny Riirnt to Dentil.
Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 12.?Mrs. Mal?
colm Guy met a horrible death by lire
in this city to-day. Her dress caught
lire and before It could be extinguished
she had received terrible burns over
the entire surface of her body. The
accident occurred on the first anniver?
sary of her marriage.
GRAND OLD ROW DEAD
Allen G. Thurman, the Venerable and Ex?
alted Statesman Breathes His Last.
PASSES IN PEACE FROM SLEEP TO DEATH
(luv oT Virginia's .Noblen! Sons 1111(1 tltc
Natlon'h Most IHnI IngiilnlicO Nlalcs
innn?Ills Itodslde Surrounded ll.y
Hin X'aniily anil Loving Friends?
Uov. McKinley'? l'rocluiiiallon.
Columbus. O., |Dec. 12.?iSx.-Sena.tor
Allen (1. Thunum) died at 1:30 p. ni.
Hi? buil been In fairly good health for
ouo of bis ago since bis recovery from
Injuries received in falling a month
ago. and yesterday morning lie was
sitting up reading when be suddenly
became ill and a physician wits, called,
lie soon becamo unconscious and never
recovered bis senses. Ills physician
saw him at 2 o'clock this morning and
again at 10 o'clock. At both visits he
pronounced the distinguished patient
dying and said he could not live many
Heath was the result of gradual wear
lug out of the body, said his physi?
cian, and the end was a collapse, Which
subsequently resulted In death.
Deal It cume peacefully and pain?
lessly. It seemed that he passed from
sleep lo death.
At tin- bedside wore Mrs. flow Mc
Cor'inick, of New York, and Allen \V.
Thurman and members of his family.
Ills oilier child, Mary Thurman, Is In
California. Outside of the Immediate
family II was nut known that .lodge
Thurman was dangerously 111 until the
announcement of his death came like a
shuck. There was universal expres?
sion of sorrow for Judge Thurman.
who had been looked upon for years
us the foremost citizen of Columbus,
and soon (he flags were at half mast
Upon all the city and State buildings.
Allen Cranberry Thurman was born
In Lynchburg, Vn., November 13(1),
1813. His lather was a traveling
preacher and the education and career
of young Thurman was mainly entrust?
ed to his uncle. CtOV. William Allen, and
bis boyhood and young manhood days
were spent at Chllllcothc, the home of
flow Allen. He studied law with ills
uncle, was admitted lo the bar and in
1 S.r> 1 to 18T>fi be was a member of the
Supreme Court of Ohio. Prior to this
he had been a member of Congress.
In 1888 he was elected to the United
States Senate and served two full
terms, retiring In 1881. While serving
In this capacity he Introduced und had
passed the well known Thurman Pacific
railway bill. In 18S8 he was nominated
by the National Democratic Conven?
tion for Vlce-Presldent oh the ticket
with Cleveland, which was defeated
In IS14 he married Mary Dull, of
Kentucky, by whom he had three chil?
dren, two da light eis and a son. Mrs.
Thurman died in 1891.
The following proclamation on the
death of Allen O. Thurman was made
to-night by Gov. McKinley:
Ohio has lost one of Its noblest citi?
zens. Allen (1. Thurman died at 1
o'clock to-day at his home. In this city
of Columbus, at the ripe age of 82. lie
was a statesman whose sturdy Integ?
rity and exalted abilities were recog?
nized, not only in his own Stale, but
in every part of the Union. As a
Judge of the Supreme Court of tho
State, he was a learned and Incorrupti?
ble interpreter of the law. As United
States Senator, he faithfully and with
exceptional"honor represented tho State
In the United Slates Senate. He was a
distinguished party leader, and stood
in the front ranks with the great men
who were his contemporaries. After
being the recipient of many honors at
the hands of bis party and his coun?
trymen, he retired to private life with
the universal respect and esteem of
the citizens of the Republic and tbe
love of all who had the honor of know?
ing him. His Illustrious career Is a con?
spicuous example of the possibilities of
American citizenship, and Is worthy of
the study of the youth of our State.
The people of Ohio, regardless Of party,
will be mourners at bis bier, out of re?
spect to his memory It Is hereby order?
ed that the ling be displayed at half
must over the State Capitol until after
Washington, D. C, December 12.?
The death of ex-Senator Thurman, of
Ohio, caused prof.med Borrow at II
Capital, where a bulletin was circulated
this afternoon announcing the demise
of tin' celebrated Democratic leader.
His former political associates and op?
ponents alike spoke in terms of high
respect and admiration of the "Old
Secretary Herbert said. "Judge Thur?
man was tin neucleus around whom
Democracy rallied at the close of the
war when the condition of the party
seemed lo be hopeless. Amid all the
horrors of reconstruction the people of
the South looked to him more than any
other man as the great leader who whs
directing the minds and hearts of the
people of tbe United States to constitu?
tional methods and Hie Democracy of
the whole country and especially of tho
South, owe to bin. .1 debt ?f gratitude
II will never forget. The news of bis
death will be received with unfeigned
sorrow throughout the entire country."
Hurricane at St. Pierre, Mlqnclnn.
Gloucester, Mord., Dec. 12.?A dis?
patch received from St. Pierre says
that a hurricane of great violence pre?
vailed there to-day doing tremendous
damage lo shipping, and that the
schooners Mable It. Hennott. Ilaltie 1).
Ltnnell. S. P. Wlllard. and Jennie
Seaverns, belonging to ibis port nnd
engaged In tho frozen herring fishery,
were driven ashore and were a total
Also that the Preneh cable steamer
Ponyor Quer Her was blown ashore and
The vessels were among the finest
sailing from this port and the loss
Is a severe one. The crews of all were
saved with much difficulty.
tiKA.VIXD A NEW TRIAL.
Jtldgo (hit'hniiltll's Opinion IIkhcU
I'pon > (in-.Si i-I iisiilll ul'tllC Jury.
Richmond. Va., Dec 12.?The Supreme
Cuurl of Appeals to-day granted new
trials in tlii. cases of Pokey Harnen,
Mary Ahernathy and Solomon Marable,
who wen- convicted of the murder of
Mrs. Pollard, In Luncnburg county.
The opinion wus by .Judge Hucbunan.
Tho pplnloh discusses at long'.It the
several assignments In error and dis?
misses them all until It come* to the
last. On this the Court holds that
where the record In it capital case shows
that the jury were adjourned from one
day to another, It ought also to thow
thill upon such adjournment they were
committed to the custody of tho prop?
er ollleer with Instructions not lo
speak In them himself nor to allow any
one else to speak to them touching the
trial of (he ease In which they were
engaged. As the record in this case rails
to show this a new trial Is granted.
Oil the point Hint the prisoners did
not have counsel the Court says that
unbss It were shown that counsel was
denied, which Is not tho case, the fact
that the prlxoncrs did not have counsel
would nut he ground for reversing Judg?
ment, but It lays down the doctrine
that It is the Constitutional right of ev?
ery person accused of crime to have
counsel; thill It Is the duty of the Court
j to ask some lawyer lo act ns counsel
for a person arraigned who Is not able
to employ counsel and that It Is '.he
duty of every lawyer to respond to
such nn appeal. *
Judge Iteilly handed down a dissent?
ing opinion as lo the question of the
custody pf the jury. etc. He holds that
while it is necessary that the Jury should
bo placed in the custody of the proper
ollleer, etc., the statement of the fr.-.*
is not a necessary part of the record
to sustain the judgment, it should be
presumed, he says, that the trial court
proceeded In the usual way unless the
contrary appears by Hie record or was
made so to appear by some appro?
The other proceedings of tho court
Norfolk nnd Western nnllroad vs.
Dougherty; from the Circuit Court of
Seaboard and Rodnoko Railroad Com?
pany ys. Joynes. administrator; from
Hie Circuit Court of the county of
Hohei t sou va. Hardy's administrator.
A 111 l ined.
Cahoon, Treasurer, vs.Iron Gate Land
and Improvement Company. Reversed.
Waverly Water Front Company1 vs.
White and others. Appeal and Buperne
Wllhonisfva,* *Commohwealm oj^
era; appeal and supersedeaa.
Hake vs. Starke, trustee, and others.
Wilkinson vs. Harvey. Writ of error
Qrubbs and others vs. National Life
Insurance Company; from the Circuit
Court of Richmond. Writ of error re?
Grubbs and others vs. Union Life In?
surance Company; from the circuit
Court of the city of Richmond. Writ of
Robertson vs. Smith and others; pass?
ed until 112 Is reached.
Itustell and others vs. Almond. Sub?
Uuval vs. Cbelf & Co. Argued,
Stearns, executor, vs. Richmond Pa?
per Manufacturing Compnny. Argued.
T. C. Gordon nnd F. W. Christian, for
appellee, and continued until to-mor?
row, when this case Is concluded the
Court will hoar no further argument
during the lernt.
S. Hamilton Graves qualified to prac?
tice as counsel In the court.
A POLISH 1*11(111 IIA II OECAMPS.
Leaving$30,000 Worth or Liabilities
?mil Anxious Compatriots Ilehlnil.
Baltimore. Dec. 12.?George W. Wei
zanl. a leader of Hie Polish element of
Baltimore, and one of the best known
men In the eastern section of the city,
is reported missing, and rumor has It
that he has left for good because of
financial embarrass men Is.
Welzant was Interested In a great
many things. He was quite a Demo?
cratic politician; wns editor and pro?
prietor of the Polonla, a Polish news?
paper; president of the New Warsaw
Land Company, proprietor of a large
cannery on the new town site; presi?
dent of a large building association;
president of the board of trustees Of
tbe Holy Rosary Church, and In ad?
dition, conducted a bunking and money
Ills liabilities are roughly estimated
at $30,000. It is believed that he lost
the money in his many new ventures.
A warrant Is said to be out for Wel?
zant for converting to his own use
monies belonging lo others.
As banker, Welzant Is said to have
received sums aggregating a large
amount. He was also engaged in
the transmission of money for his
patrons to their relatives in Poland,
but It Is rumored that several large
sums which he was given to send to
Poland have not yet reached their des?
This morning the Rev. Mec Barbaasz
pastor of the Holy Rosary Church sued
out a writ of attachment in the City
Court against Welzant for $750, which
he claims he loaned him, and which has
not yet been repaid. A number of
breweries also have attachments sued
out and deputy sheriffs seized the sa?
loon and closed It up. A large num?
ber of other claims have been filed,
and there arelr.tlrt more. Welzant
owns the three houses he occupies
with his various enterprises. They are
fifil, 603, and 605 south Bond street.
They are mortgaged for over $0,000.
Wolzun't disappeared dibou; two
weeks ago, saying lie was going to
New York to sell his newspaper prop?
erty. A few days later lie was seen
in Lancaster, Pa.
The report qf Dr. Charles JL Vance,
Register or V.ilal Statistics, for the
month of November shows the num?
ber of deaths in this city to have been
71. exclusive of 9 stillborn. Of .these 26
were wlilte and 45 colored. During tho
same time there were 65 births.
Exceeded Required Speed in a Staking Dov
Run ot Fifty Miles In Strong Wind.:
MAGNIFICENTLY BELIES HER DECRJER5.
Eighteen ami Klx-TciitbN Knots in' mi-%
Xoi-lhor?Itodo an Htcudy o? ? .
Huiivi' Hit Engines Worhcd WV.I, ?
i .'. t Revolutions Being Obtained-*"'
The ItCfiiili-oiucntM Exceeded.
New York, Dec. 12.?The new second- :
class battleship Texas, which went HC?'jg
sea again early this morning returned*?'
to her anchorage off Tompkln?vllle, S:tft
I., to-night. A strong norther waa.':;
blowing, and as the tide was setting gj
out no boutmun could be found who.;i
would risk going to her. A junior Olli-^
cor, who came ashore in a launch forrJ
tho ship's mail, said lhat the run to . .
sea had only been a "second shaking::
doyyn" preliminary to her ofllcial trial-:"
of her engines at sea.
Dater In the evening Engineers Cojftvlg
man and Wiiuon and Draughtsman-^
Meiler, of the Richmond Locomotive^1
and Machine Works, where tho en-'/,':,
glncs of tho Texas were built, also:.;:
came ashore. The engineers refusedvJ
to talk. ? ajn
It had meanwhile been learned In,
a vague way that the Texas lied beeri^j
speeded fifty miles off shore to the
southeast. There was a strong. wind;
but the sea was not very high. Thej
Texas rode as steady ns a: house. Hen'
engines worked well, and It was said'
Unit 133 revolutions were obtained,'*
giving a. maximum speed of 13.0. The;
estimates under the required horse;;'
power are 17 knots.
Mr. Colcman admitted that the flgr^
ures 1S.0 knots wore correct, blK the}'
time for which this had been maintain*
od he could not say.
From nnothcr source it was learneid
that 17.4 knots were' the average at-;
The revolutions, according to tthe^
same authority, were less than'.133, but-"
the horse power had not yet beert
ilgurcd out. It was believed, UoweYOf?
tliat the requirements. of a four hou
run hud been exceeded.
It Is believed that the Texas will g
to sea again on Tuesday next, bi
whether this will be the official
'or not could not be ascertained., ,.
-I?r -? ? ' ? ? ??? ? . ' ...
Tito "Illockailo Kiiiu". Dies In
New York, Doc. 12.?The Herald-sa
"Two men were the only mourners
Woodlnwn Cemetery yesterday, nt.vti
funeral services over the body of Ar
ander Collie, a man who, a few yO'q
ago, was known In every Europe
capital. In the civil war he wan a'no.
blockade runner and established qtii
tors at Wilmington, N. C. Under l't
guns of Fort Fisher this "Block?l'de
King," carried on a thriving tradedlij
tlie contraband articles of war and t "
ported the cotton of the South, .ftt
house which he established nt Wllrnlnjf
ton was an abode of luxury and lavi"^
hospitality. There the loaders of. Xly$$
Houthern Confederacy met to tako.'coViri^
"Collie, who at one time could havl?
drawn his check for millions of dolri
lars, died on November 15th. almost; 4fj(f*
11 tu to, and his funeral expenses vyorf
paid by a son of nn old friend. There I
no name on the coffin plate; . tavjf"
died under the assumed name of C
A Itcstrnetlvu Fire.
Winston, N. C, D!-c. 12.?The tov
of Dobson. capital of Surry c'otirtt^
was visited by a destructive fire itltli
morning. A block of bulldlngp:?;'yf'i'^~
burned, and it was only through"1.,
heroic efforts of the citizens' that-Vty
Hotel Norman was saved. The.-lOS8^
are not known, neither is the: origin
of the fire. No insurance on;\,a^j^^[
ncceptton nt ?Irls Homo. ? JffM^
The birthday party at the'.'^??-lj?
1 Home last night was a bl&. 8ucpeft|
many persona attending and bring* '
I packages of good things. Many tpC
nles were realized from the blrth^T
feature and an enjoyable evening',
spent while partaking of the refre
mcnts which were offered.
A (Jooilly Sum Realized. 'j
The committee having the cliargo'stife"
Carnival of Trade, recently held at m%
] Armory, met last night and figured^
the result of their efforts in beliaJ??i
the building fund of the First B8.pt!
Church. It was found that nearly $3j0
had been realized on the enterprise. ,' "
Anctlon or Johnson's Htoolt. vy^
Yesterday the stock of furniture
carpets of B. A. Johnson, deceased^
the three stores, 153 Church street,
sold at auction ns a whole to settle'*
estate. The magnificent tiew-.^l
more than $32.000, was bough
Lnsh & Willis for $15.000, less Ihr'
its actual cost. They will close
retaU, beginning this niorniRL
great slaughtering will be done.
SPECIAL I'KICES fO?iTI?CK
I Tbls H'f'i on Dress tiondi-S?
day Woods Just Ounu-iS. "
All-wool dress goods, worth 5Qo,
Many novelties at half price,'*
Fancy weaves, worth 75e.; ROV
Black, blue and brown rotig
boucle dress goods, from'? BO^Jtf5s,,.?,
Will open our Holiday CnorW tg:
week. R.; A. SAyj|??r
. "Newest Discovery"? Ext. tootf,
pain. N- Y. D. Rooiasj, Fjm.cs.-lOS,;"