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VOL. LI?NO. 28.
NORFOLK, VA., SUN DAY i 1)K0EMBE11 22. 1895.
PRICE 2 CENTS
TYLER GEIS PUNISHED
He Loses the Naval Chairmanship on Account
ot Antagonism to Labor Boards.
JONES LOSES RIVERS AND HARBORS.
Otherwise Virginia Fares Well?As
?IfltlitilCllf ol'Ollier Virginia Itepte
MeiilntlveK-Itudi Houses Opposed 10
arcenbneb Retirement-- Early
tabcrimcc Give* l'lnee toSordlducss
Washington, Dec. 21, 18it5.
There was nothing exuberant or gay
about Congress to-day. ' The patriotic
enthusiasm of the week had given
place tu cold, sordid thoughts about
dollars, an|l the reaction was terrible.
As' sonic said. I tic rocket went up Mon?
day and the stick came down Friday.
The majority in lite Senate being In
favor of free silver Coinage, that clement
is pushing the coinage of silver bul?
lion In the Treasury and other silver
Schemes. Both houses arc bitterly op?
posed lo the retirement of the Green?
back or the issue of gold bonds. The
House favors the Issuance of popular
bonds of small denominations at :t per
cent, payable in coin to lie sold through?
out this country. The latter proposition
moots most general approval of any
scheine SO far advanced.
The House Committees were announc?
ed to-day, and Virginia fares very well
with tho exception of Representatives
Tyler and Jones, who lose their befit
committees. Mr. Tyler loses naval
affairs, it 1? said, because of his acti?
vity in politics in the navy-yard and
nut.aeon ism to the labor boards its ex?
ist lug there. Hits place was vacated to
make room foi" Hall, of Missouri, to
which state the Republicans are how
laying siege. Tie goes on Military Af?
fairs and the Militia Committees. Mr.
Jones loses Rivers and Harbors and
Pensions, but remain.-- qn Elections and
gets on private land claims and expen?
ditures In the State Department. Mr.
Ellett goes on interstate and foreign
commerce; Mr. McKenne/y oh railways
nnd oauals, and manufactures; Mr.
Otey on railways and canals; Mr. Tur?
ner on nice'.lor. j and expenditures in the
Navy I >ev ..?rtment, and Mr. Walker on
elections und rivers and "harbors.
Messrs. Meredith arid T??ker n.re re?
tained on the District of Columbia and
reform In Ihe civil Psrvlae for the
former, and foreign affairs and the elec?
tion of President, Vice President, and
members of Congress. Mr. Swans m
remains on PoEt-Ofllce? and Posi (loads.
Representative Settle b ads Hie North
Carolinians with the chairmanship of
expenditures of public buildings and
also goes "ii int< -.state and foreign com?
merce, and post-olllces and post-roads.
Mr. Pearson goes on foreign affairs, re?
form of the civil service, and expendi?
tures In the State epnrtment.
Mr. fjockhart goes on Military Affairs,
railways and canals, and reform in the
civil service. Mr. Llnney gels on elec?
tions and revision of tbe laws. Mr.
Skinner on public buildings and grounds
and vent IIa l ion. Mr. Shaw on militia.
Mr. Shu ford on education, Mr. Wood
art! on claims and alcoholic liquor
trnlTlc; Mr. Strand seems to have been
overlooked. II, Y7.
TBir. CIUK AT N. C. SI INK DISASTER
PllllnlniKl Heart IteiHllMff Scenes nt
Hie Wrecked Ciiiiinork Mine.
Raleigh. N C, Dee. 20.? Interest III
tbe news from Cumnock mines was
Intense to-day, and many persons from
:< distance went to Hie scene of yester?
day's great disaster. The work of
sc.. rollers rested iliree hours and then
renewed their efforts. pillVcuit.v In ob?
taining persons lo engage in this work
was Kreat and Is one of tho worst fea?
tures of Ihe affair. Crowds of m?n
PttOd near the mouth Of the mine, full
of morbid curiosity. The pP.lfnl sup?
plications of women, the urgent re?
quest of Superintendent Cant and the
pleadings Of the miners, failed to enlist
their sympathy sulllclently to Induce
I hem to outer tho shaft, and assist in
the sea rch.
The injured are: Joseph Miller, John
Williams Smith. Dempsey Halsey, col?
ored, and Jack Johnson.
Two of these will die.
Two young men named William Fen
tress and-Mercer, letting their
curiosity get the best of them, lato last
night begun experimenting witlin pair
of handcuffs in Mlars' bar. at Church
and Union streets. Erich of them slip?
ped n cuff over his wrist and when they
went to look for the key they found it
gone. I'p to 2 o'clock this morning they
were walking the streets in search of
some one Id release them. They called
at the station-house, but the handcuffs
used there were of a different pattern
and the keys would not lit. Jailor Fried?
man was appealed to nnd he was trying
to release them when The Virginian
went to press.
The Venezuela lloitiidnry Line.
Paris, Dec. 21.?General Guzman
Rlanco, of Venezuela, fAlld to-day that
It would be easy to prove Hint England
was wrong in her dispute with Vene?
zuela. When Sir Robert Schomburgk
marked otll his boundary line, he said.
Venezuela protested against it and Kiik
land replied that th- line was only u
geographical one and afterward re?
moved the boundary posts which had
been set upon;Schomburgk's line.
n. A. Maunders Will Give Away Free
on Monday and Tuesday.
To every customer who purchases one
dollar's worth and upwards of hand?
kerchiefs, gloves nnd fancy floods, will
be presented with a pretty inlaid bon?
bon box. or handkerchief box. either
will answer for a Xmas present.
R. A. SAUNDERS.
NO DELAY IN I'V.XUUKSS.
i ii si;l? ills It i i oui nit ml n I Inn I'l'K'lllR'
< 'iiiL rcMilonnl Adlon.
Washington, DC. Dec. 21.? House.? |
Speaker Heed cleared the way to-day
for action by the House by announcing
Hie list of committees for this Congress.
There were several surprises occasioned
by the reading of the list, but generally
the assignments made had been dis?
counted by current rumor. There was
general satisfaction with the work of
Speaker Reed and he was commended
on all sides for the full ness and ability
as well as the consideration for public
interests displayed in discharging the
arduous and delicate task.
The message of the President, urg?
ing Congresslrrfinl enaction to relieve
the present linn nein I distress, was read
and referred to the Committee on Ways
and Means, as was also the resolution
providing for a holiday recess. It was
stated by the leaders tlv.it it was proba?
ble the President's recommendation
would be followed and no holiday taken.
(in motion of Mr. Cannon, a resolution
was agreed to authorizing the Com?
mittee on Appropriations to sit during
the sessions of the House.
Also, on motion of Mr. Dlngley. a
similar resolution was agreed to for the
Committee on Ways ?and Means.
Messrs. Hankhend and ?Marke and
Hutchesori appeared on the floor for the
first time thin season and were sworn
in by the Speaker.
The House then, at 12:2!i o'clock, ad?
journed until Monday.
SeiidtC.?There' was nothing of a di?
rectly warlike character In the Senate
discussion to-day. but there were sev?
eral eery significant financial propo?
sitions and declarations. The first of
these was a resolution offered by Mr.
Vest, directing ihe Secretary of the
Treasury to coin the silver bull mo in Hie
Treasury into standard silver dollars
and to p-.iy with them the certificates
Issued under the law of July 14, 18110,
purchase of the bullion; also to pay the
greenbacks in standard silver dollars
or in gold, using which ever may be
most redundant or convenient.
Mr. Vest wished to have his resolu?
tion Immediately considered, but objec?
tion was made by Mr. Plat I and the
resolution wen I over for the day. A
like fate attended a some what similar
resolution offered by the new Populist
Senator from North Carolina. Mr. Unt?
ier directing the pay men I of the Interest
and principal of the Government's coin
obligations in gold or silver as long
as the two metals are on a parity, am! in
sliver when that metal Is below parity
with gold. The President s financial
message of yesterday was denounced
by Senators Stewart and Diibots. That
message. In 'Mr. Stewart's opinion,
proved that Ihe President was panic
?trlckon. Hut all that tin' President
had lo do to sustain the national credit
was to pay the Government obligations
according to the contract, ??l.et him
announce that," Mr. Stewart exclaimed,
"and there will be no raids on tbe
Mr. Dnbols also condemned the mes?
sage and declared that It was utter?
ly, absolutely, Impossible f.. legislate
financially In accordance with the Pres?
ident's recommendation, and ilr.it ;<n
that the message bad done was f" pri -
cipitatc a tariff discussion. Nobody, he
said, wanted lo hove bonds Issued and
nobody wanted t > have greenbacks It -
tired. He expressed ids belief thai I ha
Vest resolution would be agreed lo on the
next legislative day if a vote upon It
was not prevented by tho action of
the President's friends.
A greeting of tho Federal Senate of
Prayll to the United States Scnnfo on
the "worthy message of President Cleve?
land, which so strenously .mini-.is the
dignity, sovereignlty and freedom of
the American nations,'' was communi?
cated from the Slate Department and
was rend and referred lo the Commit?
tee on Foreign Relations.
The fortifications bill, heretofore in.
Deduced by Mr. Squire (Rep.). Of Wash?
ing-Ion. was re-introduced with an
"emergency clause," making the appro?
priation $87.000.000, Immediately avail?
able. If so ordered bv the President.
"This clause." he fa Id, "was desirable
In view of changed conditions."
The holldny recess resolution having
failed between tho two Houses, the Sen?
ate, nt 1:45 p. m., adjourned until Mon?
Time or SI eel lug Changed.
The regular time of meeting of the
Rpworth League of Cumberland Street
M. V.. Church, has been changed from
Monday evening to Sunday afternoon,
and there will be a meeting of the
League at that church this afternoon
nt :i:S0 o'clock, when nn interesting pro?
gramme will lie rendered.
There will be an ontortn inrecnt given
bv the young ladles of Salem M. K.
Church. Princess Anno county, mi the
2filh of December, nt night. Tt will con?
sist of dialogues, recitations; also vo?
cal nnd Instrumental music. It prom?
ises to be a great success, and all arc In?
vited to attend.
Itnidcd Tills Morning.
Sergeant Taylor and n detail of oflicein
raided Steve Budd's place, on Plume
street, about 1 o'clock this morning and
arrested the proprietor and four negioi-s
who were shooting cmp. All were bull?
ed by Justice Gregory.
Dancing Acnilcinv at Men tell occ Hall
Prof. Rclle7.7.n will organize a new
class for gentlemen on Monday, the
:iuih Inst., at 8 p. m.. and on Tuesday,
the P.lst inst., nt I p. in. a class for
ladles and children. Proficiency in the
Two-Step guaranteed for $2.r.O. Private
or in class. dc22-3n
Virginia Postmaster Arrewled.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 21?Chief
Postofllce inspector Wheeler to-day re?
ceived a telegram ?announcing the arrest
of Henry H. Farmer, Postmaster at
Hillsvtlle, Va.. for stealing registered
and other letters. Ho was appointed
in March, 1893.
TSxposure to cold, Camp winds may re?
sult In pneumonia unless the system Is
kept Invigorated with Hood's Sarsapa
Are Announced by Speaker Reed and Several
Surprises Were Occasioned by the List.
REED'S WORK ELICITS SATISFACTION.
I'ltllllllPIKltMl Oil All Si.Irs lor Inir
mean?Consideration ol' i'nUiic Iii
lerCHtN Displayed In tbe ArilnoiiH
mill Delicate Task Assignments
Discounted Previously b.y Itniuor.
Washington, Dec. 21.?Speaker Reed
this afternoon unnounced the commu?
tes of the House el Representatives.
The most important are as follows:
Itules?The Speaker; N. II. Henderson,
Iowa; John Dal sell, Pennsylvania; C. F.
Crisp, Georgia; Benton MeMillln. Ten?
Ways ami Means (Republicans, II;
Democrats, 0)-r-Nclsoh Dlngley, Jr.,
Maine; SureilO 10. Payne. New York;
.lohn Dulxell, Pennsylvania; Albert .1.
Hopkins, Illinois; c. II. Grosvcnor,
Ohio; Chnrlcs A. Russell. Connecticut;
.1. P. Dolllver, Iowa; George Steele, In?
diana. M. N. Johnson. North Dakota;
Walter 13vans. Kentucky: J. A. Tnwney.
Minnesota; Charles P. Crisp, Georgia;
Behion McMlllln, Tennessee; Henry G.
Turner, Georgia; John C. Tarsiiey, Mis?
souri; Joseph Wheeler, Alabama; J. .1.
McLaurln. South Carolina.
Appropriations?J. O. Cannon. Illinois:
W. H. Hlughain, Pennsylvania: W. W.
Grout, Vermont; S. \ Northway, Ohio;
Wm. A. Stone'. Pennsylvania; W. O.
Arnold. Rhode Island: E. .1. Haines.
Nebraska: IHchurd Slue. Kansas; Mah
loti Pitney. New jersey; James A. Hem
ililngway, Indiana: John 13. McCall,
Tennessee; Jos. I >. Snyres, Texas; A. M.
Dockory, Missouri: I.. I.. Livingston,
Georgia; Samuel Robertson. Louisiana;
T. c. Lnyton, Ohio; t. Dnrtlctt, New
lilvers and Harbors? W. r.. Hooker,
New York; B. Herman, Oregon; s. M,
Stephcnson, Michigan; G. 1-:. Reyburii,
Pennsylvania; II. C. Cooper, Wisconsin;
T. 13. Burton. Ohio; w. 13. Harrett, Mas?
sachusetts; W. Reeves, Illinois: C. A.
Tonne. Minnesota; D. It. Dovener, West
Virginia: C. M. Clark, Missouri: .1. A.
Walk.:-. Virginia; T. C. Patchings, Mis?
sissippi: l:. I-;. Lester. Georgia; R. n.
Clarke, Alabama: 1'. D. McCulloch,
Arkansas; A. S. Berry, Kentucky.
Judiciary' (eleven Republicans, six
Democrats)?D. R. Henderson, Iowa;
Case Brodcrlck, Kansas; Thos. Hpde
graff, Iowa; Frederick H. Olllet, Massa?
chusetts; 1.. M. Strong: Ohio; Henry w.
Baker, New Hampshire; Jas. A. Con?
nolly. Illloiiols; J .J.Jenkins, Wisconsin;
Charles G. Durum. .Missouri: Foster V.
lirown. Tennessee; John W. Lewis, Ken?
tucky: 11. it. Culbersonl Texas; C. J.
Bontner, Louisiana; Jos. 13. Washing?
ton, Tcnnessi >-: Jos. w. Dally. Texas; w.
I.. Terry, Arkansas. Davis A. Dear*
Foreign Affairs?H .It .llitt. lllionls;
W. F. Dt'aper.Mnssarhuselts; R. Adams,
Jr.. Pennsylvania; L 13. Qulgg, New
York: Robert Cousins Iowa; Charles P.
Taft, Ohio; Wm. .\. Smithy Michigan;
Joel P. Ileatnole, Minnesota; Hielimoud
Pearson. North Carolina; .1. B. Mc
Crenry, Kentucky; Andrew Price, Lou.
Istana; II. St. G. Tucker. Virginia; II.
A. Dinsiriorc, Arkansas; Ii. D. Money,
Mississippi; F. c. Newlands, Nevada.
Committee on Naval Affairs?Charles
A. Boulelle. Maim , .lohn B. Robinson,
Pennsylvania; George W. Ilullok. (lino?
s', c. II Ilhorn, California: Melville Bull,
Ithode Island; Fiank.l. Hnnley,Indiana;
Francis II. Wilson. New York; Charles
13dward Fuss, Ulla- is; A. G. Dayton,
\','. st Virginia; Amos.I. Cummlngs, New
York; Adolph Mcver, Louisiana: II. D.
Money, Mississippi: II. S. Hall, Missouri;
13. (1. T?te. Louisiana; Jos. J. Hart,
Coinage, Weights and Measures (nine j
Republicans, six Democrats)?Charles
W. Stbne.Pennsylvanla; Martin Thomp?
son; North Dakota; C. A. Hartman,
Montana: Henry C I In wster. Now York;
W. I-". L. Hndley. Illinois: Addison S.
McClure, Ohio; James Southard, Ohio;
Den L. Falrchlld, New York; 11. C. Lou
densehlager, New Jersey; Delegate
Frank .1. Caution. I.'tnh: John W. Allen.
Mississippi: .1. H. Unnkhead, Alabama;
'fhomns C. McRite, Arkansas: S. M.
Spnrkmnn, Florida: James Cl; Spencer,
Mississippi: It. II. ciark. Alabama.
Banking and Currency (eleven Re?
publicans, six Democrats)?Joseph H.
Walker. Massachusetts; Marriott Bro
slu.--. Pennsylvania; II. 1'. Johnson. In?
diana: Henry C. Van Hoorhls, Ohio; J.
H. McCleary, Minnesota; Charles 11.
Fowler, New Jersey; Jacob Ijefevrc,
New York; George Spaldlng, Michigan;
W. A. Cald.-i bend. Kansas; 13. .1. Hill.
Connecticut; 13. D Cooke, Illinois: Ni
ciudas Cox. Tennosee; Seth w. Cobb,
Miss..mi: James K Cobb. Alabama: J.
c. C. Black, Georgia; Francis (;- New
lands, Nevada; John K. Cowen, Mary?
M.-rchaiit Maria- and Fisheries?
Chairman S. 13. Pavne, New York.
Post-'Uliccs and Post Roads (nine Re?
publicans, six Democrats)?F.. T. Loud.
California: George W. Smith. Illinois:
John J. Gardner New Jersey; W. J.
LInton, Mieiiigan. N. D. Sperry, Con?
necticut; Thomas Settle. North Caro?
lina: George Huff. Pennsylvania: Wil?
liam Lorlmer. Illinois; .1. 13. Bromwell,
Ohio; 13. L. Miller, Kansas; R. H. Ma
honey, New York; Delegate Ni (X Mur?
phy, Arizona: John C. Kyle. Mb-i-sip
pl; ('. A. Swans.m, Virginia; W. 13.
Craln, Texas; Henry W. Ogderi, Louisi?
ana; George c. Pendleton, Texas; I'.
S. Hall. Mi-sourl.
Election*), No. 1.??CJuirlos Dn.nlels,
New York; Lemuel W. Royse, Mary?
land; 13. D. Cook Illinois; V. 13. Leon?
ard, Pennsylvania w. H. Moody. Mas?
sachusetts; U. '/. Llnney, New Vork;
Hugh A. Dlnsm- I -. Arkansas; (borge
Bnrtlett. Georgia; (>. M. Ilennolt, Ne
Elections, No. 2 -II. ('. Johnson. In?
diana: .1. D. Strode, Nebraska; George
W. Prim e. Illinois: R. W. Taylor. Ohio;
Warren Miller, West Virginia; Chester
J. Long. Kansas; George Harrison, Ala?
bama; O! Mopuire, California; J. C.
Elections, No. 8.?Samuel W. McColl,
Massachusetts; Henry F. Thbnins.
Michigan; T. 13. -Burton, Ohio; James
A. Walker. Virginia; "Jesse tiverstroet.
Indiana; James CodSdlng, Pennsylvania;
C. K. Hell, Texas; 1 William A. Jenes.
Military Affairs; (nine Republicans, six
Democrats)?John A. T. Hull, Iowa;
Newton M. Cubttfi New York; Hen F.
Marsh; Illinois; Ephraim M. Woomer,
Pennsylvania; Marshall Grlllln, Wiscon?
sin; George N. Soulhwlck. Ni \'.; Itl?h
ard W. Parker. New Jersey; lt. W.
Hlsti?p, Michigan! Luden J. Fcnton.
Ohlei; Delegate T. B.'Cnlivn, New Mex?
ico; John Ci Tursney, Missouri: 1). Cnrd
Iner.Tyler, Virginia; George It. McClcl
lan. New York; Joseph R. Washington.
Teiinesi-ee; Joseph J. Hurt. Pennsylva?
nia, James A. iAickhart, North Caroli?
Public Buildings and Grounds (ten
Republicans, |llve Democrats)?Chuir
mnn Seth U Milliicen, Maine.
Pacific Usllraods (nine Rcptlbllcans.
six Democrats)?Chairman, it. Henry
Interstate and Foreign Commerce
eleven Republicans, six Democrat--) ?
William P. Hepburn. Iowa. Chairman.
Claims (nine Republicans, six Demo?
crats)?Charles M. Urumni, Pennsylva?
Agriculture (eleven Republicans, live
Democrats, one delegate)?James Wads
worth. New Vorlc; James A. Stahle.
Pennsylvania: V. Warner. Illinois; Jon?
athan S. Willis, Delaware: R. S. Henry,
Connecticut: Edward Suuci'herrlflg,
Wlsd .nsin: J. D. Lelqhty. Indiana: Wil?
liam P.. Raker. Maryland: F.D. Wither,
New York; R. .1. M'urnty, Illinois: Hor?
ace G. Snover, Mlchlg-an: Charles F.
Moses. Georgia; John S. Williams, Mis?
sissippi: Jno.D. Clary. Kentucky; J. \V.
Stokes, North Carolina; Alonxo C. Sliu
f ird. North Carolina; Delegate Frank
('.. Cannon, Utah.
Mines nnd Mining (nine Republicans,
four Dcinovruts)?Daniel D. Aitkln,
Railways and Canals (s Republicans;
r, Democrats)?Chester A. Chlckcrlng,
New York, Chairman.
War Claims (S Republicans: Demo?
crats)?T. M. Muhon. Pennsylvania.
Public Lands (10 Republicans; 5 Dem?
ocrats; i delegate)?J. F. Lacey, Iowa.
Printing (2 Republicans. I Democrat)
?George D. Perkins, Iowa. Chairman.
District or Columbia (!? Republicans,
0 Democrats)?James A. Bnbcock, Wis?
Invalid Pensions (10 Republicans, l
Democrats,. 1 Populist)?J. A. Ptckler,
South Dakota. Chairman.
Committee oh Labor (7 Republicans. 4
Democrats, 1 Popuiist)?T. M. Phillips.
Pennsylvania; J. 11. Walker. Wiscon?
sin; L. D. Apsley, Massachusetts: J. J!
Gardiner, New Jersey: J. T. McCleary,
Minnesota; W. L. Orrjhier. Illinois:
Philip ii. Low. New York: P. J. Sorg.
Ohio; L. 13. McCann. Illinois: C. J
Krdman. Pennsylvania; w. j. Tnliiert,
South Carolina: \V. F. Stroud. North
Manufactures (8 Republicans. 3 Demo?
crats)-?I,, P. Apsley. Massachusetts:
C. R, CoDlh. Maryland: c. Heltorman.
Pennsylvania: <:. W. Farls, Indiana;'
R. O. Crump. Michigan: A. Stewart.
Wisconsin: M. H. Culp, Pennsylvania:
C. n. Bench. (Hilo; p. J. s..rg. Ohio; A.
Meyer, Louisiana. W. R. McKlnnev,
Refoiiii In the Civil Service (8 Re?
publicans, ? Democrats)?M; Hrpstus.
Pennsylvania; J, S. Sherman, New
York: T. ii. Gillett. Massachusetts; H.
i'. VahVoorhls, Ohio: .1. a. Tnwneyi
Minnesota; It. Pearson. North Carolina;
M. Pllhey. N.-w Jeraev; -1 Mel.hlln.
California: R. E. Meredith. Virginia; H.
C. Miner. New York: a M. Dockcry,
Missouri; j. a. Lock hart, North Caro?
lina: M. Crowlev, Texas.
Pensions is Republicans, r. Demo?
crats)?Henry l >. l^indenschlneer. New
Jersey; Charles E. r<dlln. Maryland;
Oav|d 0. Colson. Kentucky; Frederick
It. Haltermnn, Pennsylvania: .lames it
Howe. New York: N. A Moseloy, Mis?
souri: J. lt. sti-od.-. Nebraska: W. Alex?
ander. R. Hardy. Indiana: Charles L
Moses, Georgia: Jesse F. Stullincrs. Ala?
bama; W. A. Bp ?er. Kansas; J. C. c.
Clack, Georgia: William Rlliott, Soiitli
immigration and Naturalization -
Richard Rarthoidl, .Missouri, Chair?
Expenditures 'n Ihe Navy Depnrt
ment u Republicans. :: Democrats)?
II. F. Thomas, Michigan. Chairman.
Expenditures In the Postofilco De?
partment (4 Republicans. :i Democrats)
?II. H. Ringham, Pennsylvania, Chair?
Rxneiiditures In tin- Department of
the interior (-1 Republicans, .1 Demo?
crats)?Charles Curtis. Kansas. Chair?
Committee on Wae claims (S Republi?
cans. 5 Democrats)?T. M. Mahon, Penn?
sylvania. < !ha Irinan.
Committee ?n Rxpendllures on Pub?
lic Buildings (1 Republicans. :i Demo?
crats)?Thomas Settle'. North Carolina.
Keep it l p.
The Messrs. Greenwood have been
honored with Immense crowds during
the week and while the demand for sil?
ver novelties, diamonds and watches
has been something unusual, even for
hnltdny week, their Immense stock on
hand nnd constant accessions have
about kept up the supply. New goods
opffneil nightly for next day's sit,v.
More novelties. 25c. up, More silver
teaspoons. M. Mori- fit! Hold watches,
Diamonds from if. t.> $500. Save time
and money at
Till-: CASKET, lift Main St.
lliiiKlsiinie l!an<|iiel I.n nips. ItrnMN nnd
linys Tallies -Wright's inc. Main si.
Handsome banquet lumps, with beau*
tlful shades, at $5.98, $(i.!iS. $7.89 and up
Brass and onyx (aides. $4.98 and $f'<.9K.
Rig bargains In lace curtains, chenille
portieres, blankets, i)ullts, umbrellas.
Jewelry, kid gloves, table linens, clocks,
dress goods, etc.
WRIGHT'S. 190 Main street.
Have received a now line of Ostrich
Roas. at $3, $5, $7, $8. $10. $12. $lf, nnd
$1?. R. A. MAUNDERS.
172 Main street.
Discussion of fhe Appointment of the Ven?
ezuelan Boundary Line Commission.
CLEVELAND,OLNEY AND HERBERT CONFER
IMnn or Keller lor ilio ??reitciil riiion
i-lni Ktrleture iHscuhmciI i?y Wnyn
nnd Menu* Committee?Temporary
Kovlslou ol Turin" I.uwh-TIic Prob
Washington, Dec. 21.?Secretary Ol
ney anil Secretnry Herbert had n long
conference with Prealdeisl Cleveland
to-duy about the present anil probable
rutttre nspeeis of the Veiiexuolah situa?
tion. Air. Ulney ami the President, It I?
understood, discussed the appointment
of the Venezuelan commission autho?
rised by Congress, According lo the
wording of the resolution authorising
the eoinmbwiou, Ihe cimmlKsloncrs arc
directed tu nsccntuiu the tun- divisional
boundary between Venezuela ilnd Itrit
Ish (luiana.. This, of course, makes their
work so much more ditllciilt and In?
creases their responsibility. D was an Id
to-day that when the report of the
ci inn.I sum Is received the President
will adopt one of two courses. He will
either send the Undings of the com?
mission to Congress with n request for
action, ni- else Issue a proclaniu.tlon de?
claring the true boundary to he that
OFcertatncd by the commissioners.
What would follow this latter action
can only be surmised, but it Is pn ihaldo
thai the President would use It as
the basis for another attempt to secure
Great Britain's agreement lo arbitra?
tion, .before taking any radical step.
Provided, of course, that Hie commis?
sioners did not sustain tin; extreme
claims * i the British Government to
the disputed territory.
Air. Herbert's talk with tin- President
related, II Is understood, lo tbe pro?
ll rojoctcd visit of Bctir-Admlrdl Bunco's
Hiiundi .a to thb vicinity of ihe Venezu?
elan coast. Ii cannot lie ascertained
whether any change was made in the
Itinerary. Admiral Bunco will have an
Interview to-morrow with Secretary
Herbert on the subject.
The Representations made by Minister
Terrell, respecting the condition uf
American Interests in Turkey have re?
sulted in the dispatch of general Instruc?
tions to Bear Admiral Selfrldgc, Syria,
directing him >to furnish all piciteotlon.
and comfort to such of the missionaries
as might apply lor that purpose. There
was nothing in the Instructions concern?
ing a general gathering <,i' the Ameri?
can missions ires at Alcxundretta or
some other port where the United Slates
lias a warship.
Tbl- cruiser Minneapolis sailed to?
day from Gibraltar for Smyrna accord?
ing to a cable message received at the
Navy Department from her command?
er. It is estimated thai the cruiser will
make tin- voyage in live days. The ar?
rival of the Minnenp Iis at Smyrna will
give tlie United States a representation
of three? vessels in Turkish waters.
I The President this afternoon approv?
ed tin- bin appropriating (100,000 for the
expenses of the commission to Inquire
into the Venezuelan boundary matter.
Tile executive approval Was given to
tin- measure as soon as the official
copy reached the President.
The coast defense ram Kalnhdln,
built by tin- Hath Iron Works, of Bath,
.Me., has been rejected by President
Cleveland. This conclude ; ex. cutlve ac?
tion in the matter, nnd the ci s?i of the
Vessel Will be .'1 total lOSS t I tile COI1
Irdctors unless a congressional enact?
ment in ilie case can be secured. Gene?
ral Hyde, president of the BnAh iron
WdrkHj. who was Informed or tip. (?res?
ident's decision to-day. has taken time
by the foreli eU, and a bill providing for
the purchase or the Katahdln by the
Government has already been Introduc?
ed at his Instance by Senator Hale, of
Immediately art"]- (he House adjourn?
ed calls were insucd f ? the mooting of
several of th" more Important commit?
tees in order that th" transaction of
business might be begun at ihe ear?
liest no.'Alhle moment. Mr. Dlngley had
the Ways and Means Committee assem?
ble a; once lor organization. This was
effected, renppointlng tie- prese nt clerks
who will hold over until January 1st.
Then tlie committee adjourned to meet
M .inlay morning.
Tin- ijonimlttfte s mi Appropriations and
'?11 Banking anil Currency will meet at
II a. m. Monday.
Mr. Walker, chairman or the latter
committee, says he intend; to push
Ihe consideration nnd preparation of a
bill to meet the suggest? .is of the
President's financial message as rapid?
ly as possible. Air. IIUt says he will
? ail a melting- or tlie Committee on
Foreign Affairs early in tlie week.
Tin- constitution of the State of Utah;
which was submitted to the Attorney
General by the President, has besh ex?
amined ami npprovi d by thai olllcor.
The President will On January Ith.
1806, issin- his proclamation admitting
the Territory of Utah as a State of the
Union and the t. rms of the State ollleers
will begin on tin- following Monday.
.In nual y 6th.
In compliance with ihe request of Hie
delegation Hint presented the constitu?
tion to ihe President the Attorney
Cener.il lias advised the Chief Justice
of the Territory of Utah of the contem?
plated action or the President.
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Ratifications wer,- exchanged to-day
by the Republic of Mexico, through Se?
in r Romero, the Mexican Minister, and
the Government of the United States,
through Sti retary Olney, of a treaty
extending the time allotted the Joint
Mexican nnd United States Commission
for determining tin- water boundary of
the Rio Grande river, to settle the. dis?
pute over tlie use of water from that
stream. The extension in for one year
from December 241h, I80.r..
Tlie following Ik atnted on the best
authority 16 bi> Hie plan of relief which
will P.- discussed by the Ways anil
Means Committee (hiring the Christmas
11 < < bs, which It is i onlhleiitty expected
will In- i ntcrcd upon on Monday next.
Th'- proKi'amme which the Ropubll
enn lenders of the House hits' now ten?
tatively In mind is (o temporarily pro?
vide I'mm thirty to forty-live millions
mure revenue by some brief amend?
ments of ib.- tariff?not Involving gene?
ral tariff revision?these amendments
to expire at the end of thirty months:
to give the Secretary of the Treasury
authority to Issue a :t per cent, bond an
a popular loan to maintain the coin re?
demption rund, and for no other pur?
pose, with a proviso that the redeemed
greenbacks shall not lie used to meet
current i xpenses, but he retained so
long its necessary as part of the re?
demption fund; lo authorize national
banks lo issue circulating notes to the
par of the bonds deposited as security,
and to reduce the tax on national bunk
circulation, und lo authorise the Issue
of certificates or Indebtedness 16 meet
a temporary deficiency or Ihe revenue
u ni II I lie revenue can lie provided.
I lie I'ntrnitcMKCMi
The following are the patronesses who
will make the entertainment for the
be noil I of the University or vn-gtnlu to?
morrow evening, Dec. >'M\. a good suc?
cess: Mrs. Win. Scldyu, Mrs. lt. B. Po?
grom, Mrs. Win. W. 0 wot limey, Mrs.
Alex. Starke. Mrs. W. H. Taylor. Mrs.
Washington Iteed. Mrs. Wm. Sharp,
Mrs. N. M. Osborne, Mrs. Everett St.
Johit, Mrs. .lohn Graham, Mrs. M. Um
studlcr, Mrs. It. M. Hughes, Mrs. .Ins.
It. Billiard, Mrs. W. 0. Dlckson, Mrs.
It. A. Dohle. Mrs. John Vaughn, Mrs.
CSe?. H. Newton. Mrs. Jos. T. Allyn,
Mrs. I.. W. Tazewell, Mrs. W. Wi Old.
Mrs. Charles Myers, Mrs. A? P. Thom,
Mrs. Jos. A. Walton. Mrs. Peter Smith.
Mrs. V. D. Oroner, Mrs, J. B. Crocker.
Mrs. Richard It. Tunstnli, Mrs. W. Lane
Kelly. Mrs. \V. II. White. Mrs. Theo. S.
Gnruett, Mrs. II. I,, iiowenberg, Mrs.
Washington Taylor, Mrs. Geoffocy
Morgan, Mrs. lt. W. Huntington, Mrs.
Logh It. Watts. Mrs. D. S. Durwell, Mrs.
Li; W, T. Waller, Mis. It. It. Cooke. Mrs.
Key Comptbu, Mrs. I'hll. Ycatmnn,
Mrs. C. A. Nash. Mrs. John L. Boper,
Mrs. Tims. B. Cooke. Mrs. (ieo. W.
Taylor, Mrs. II. W. rage. Mis. C.ood
rlch llatlon. Mrs. John N. Williams,
Mrs. John it. Jenkins. Mrs. A. I'. Wur
rluglon, Mis. Jus. P. C. SoutttUll.
Only Two Days Moro of Christmas
San I a llllli'i XlllV Oll II Ifl A nil mil
('?line All Ve t'nllliliil Wh?I Have Not
Yet Provided llnpiiliicsh lor
Your incur tines.
Our .stock is Itrtmmll or Nmiling
Prices Lower Than Kvor-tlouil? Munt
lie Kolil Now Is The Peonies*
Clinuec to Itny Holiday
(ianilti, At I.chm Iii a n
DRESS HOODS, 10c. 12V&C, 16c. a
yard and upwards. Fancy .Mixtures,
26c. a yard. Boucle, Clievlots nnd Hen?
riettas, 60c. a yard.
CAPES, CLOAKS at closing prices.
.Stock not complete; If we have what
you need you will find a big saving
FEATHER BOAS, a new line on sale
Monday. Nice Boas. 60c. Fine, long
Doas, SI. Very Handsome French
Boa, Special Price. $1.50.
Leather Pockel-Books, Card Cases,
Coin Purses, Bugs. Comb and Brush
Travelling Sets, at Bargain l'rlces.
11A N DKEROH110 FS?An overstock,
and must be sold. Anything you can
think of In the line. Sc.. 6e., i)c.. 10c,
I2V..C. 16c., 20c. 26c, lu Cotton. Silk
or Linen. Trices wlli surprise you ?in
ninny instances you get two for the
usual price of one.
KID and Wool, GLOVES for Ladles.
Men's and Children's wear. Foster's
7-1.k. Lacing Kid Gloves. Si; 4-button
Fr?neh Kid. 76c, Silc. Fur-lop Cloves.
76c. and Si a pair: Wool Cashmere
Gloves. I'm1.. 26c. a pair.
FANCY CHRISTMAS GOODS.?
Dressing. Manicure. 8Having, Snicking
Cases, Collar and Cuff. Handkerchief
and Gloves and Jewel Cases: Odor Hot
lb-;;. Bouquet Holders. Pin Trays, Work
Boxes, and Sllver-Plated Ware. Pic?
ture Frames. Mirrors, Pictures. Al?
bums of I 'lush. Celluloid. Wood and
White Metal, all nt Bargain Prices, as
nil must he sold without roservo.
GREAT LIST OF CHRISTMAS SPE?
CIALS.?Silk Windsor Tics. SC. each.
Fine Wool, Plaid, Ladles' Skirts, 50c
Heavy Outing Skirts, 19c. each.
Reauttful Damask Towels, 2Gc. each.
Clench Damask Napkins 75c. a doz.
Sterling Silver Spoons. H9c each.
Leather Folding Photo Frames, 25c.
Largo White Aprons. 16c. and 25c.
Embroidered Pillow Shams, 25c. a
Handsome Pictures. 25c, 50c, 75c,
sc. quality Glngrums. 5c. a yard.
Red. AII-Wool Flannel, 15c. a yard.
Cast Rlnek. Sonmless Hose. 10c. a pair.
THE PEOPLE'S MODERN RARGATN
PROVIDING STORE. 174 Main St.
A Cnntly Factory itoialllng.
At the' request of many friends and
customers I have made up 1.500 pounds
of my famous French assorted nut taf?
fies and 2,(W0 pounds assorted fruit
llavored drops for stockings. I no lon?
ger retail, but. these are candles that
ore not to be bad elsowhere. Very rea?
sonable. S. T. AYRES. Agent.
?4fl Roanoke avenue, near Main St.
?Newest Discovery"?Ext. teeth: no
pain. N. Y. D. fccoins. Ennes. 162 Main
Between Senator Flood and Col. Hubbardas
a Result of a Public Detraction.
SPEAKER RYAN MAY TRY FOR GOVERNOR
Is Soi n Candidate ni Present-DcniO.
crnts Whose Nonts Are Contested
Will Probably Not Ho Unseated?
Klcetion mils to Conic Up?Cnbell
Optionen Mechanics' Lien Lnw,
Richmond, Va., Doc. 21.?(Special)?..
There has been considerable tulk among'
iiiemberM of the Legislature of running!
Speaker Hyan for Governor. Thr? mat?
ter has been discussed at several ln->
formal gatherings of Senators and Dele?
gates. One gentleman told me yester?
day that he had hot heard of any one
who would not give the Speaker cordial',
support. Mr. Hyan Is not a candidate:
for the office at present, but his friends'
hope to Induce him to enter the race.
Hp In his district he has n strong back- '
lug for the Democratic nomination next
year for Congress.
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It is not likely that the' Democrats;
will unseat any of the contestants In the!
cases pending. All the evidence hae
been heard and the argument made Inj
the case of Hudson vs. Keesee, from'
Halifax. The committee will make their:
report soon after Christinas. The con-1
test Is buned on three technical grounds.
From what can be learned the members I
of tho majority arc not Inclined to tufiv
Mr. Keesee out. It Is known that Mr.i
K?lner, of Augusta, who Is contesting|
tho seat of Mr. Slmo, received little orj
no encouragement when here a shorti
while ago. Ills case has not been heard.:
There is only one contest In the Senate, j
that of Parrlsh vs .Flunagan, and the:
sitting member, nlthough he has render?
ed himself very unpopular with the
Democrats, will probably be retained to!
serve out his term. The majority would
ta ke more pleasure In unseating Mr. i
Flanagan than any one else. If they, i
should have a good excuse to do so.
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Immediately after Christmas an effort,'
will be made to have a.meeting of the
Democratic caucus to consider the elec?
tion bills. In view of the fact that It
requires the signatures of half the mem?
bers to get a meeting It Is possible that
the effort will full. Some of the Sena
tors and Delegates who are in favor of
a. now la>v are opposed, to having the:
'caucus take action",'"b?t there" are otherjft
advocates of repeal of the Walton act
who are willing for the subject to bo
brought bofotv the caucus. Two bills
Introduced One receiving the careful con?
sideration of members of the majority.
These are the measures offered by Sena/. '
tors Hay and Wlckhum. Of these Mr.:
Hay's seems to be the moat favored.
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The House Committee on Finance will
the day after reassembling take up an*
consider tho insurance bill Introduced.
Jt Is not unlikely that there will be,
a personal dltlleulty between Senatwr;
Flood and Col. H. T. Hubard, as the;
result of the Senator's personal prlvl- j
lege speech yesterday, In which he called I
the Colonel a malicious liar. Senator |
Flood has gone to his homo In Appomat
tox, which Is not far from where Col. 1
Hubard resides, In Buckingham.
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Senator Little is being much talked of
as a probable candidate for Congress
In the First district next year.
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It is almost certain that the Governor,
will not In the face of the action of the
Senate Committee on Courts of Jus?
tice yesterday, send troops with the
three prisoners back to Luncnburg.
The alleged murderers will be taken
there probably In time for the next ses?
sion of tho County Court, which con
vencs on the second Monday In January.
It Is reported here that leading citizens
of the county will Interest themselves)
in the protection of the prisoners.
The bill amending the mechanics' Rent
law will come up for consideration soon
after Christmas. It Is understood that!
Mr. Cabell will be one of the opponents'
of the measure in the House. !>V
I Mrs. Rebecca Jordan, an elderly lady,
j who was housekeeper for Mr. James .
Warner, near Glendale. Henrlco. drop
I ped dead a few days ago. She was en?
gaged In cooking dinner when she was E
stricken, and Mr. Warner, who was
at work just outside of the house, says
he heard a fall and called to her to
know what was the matter, but received
no answer, and thought it was the cat
or clog hod knocked something down.
After several minutes he entered the ?
house and was horrified to see Mrs,
Jordan lying on the floor, with all of]
her clothes ablaze and her head and
shoulders In the fire. He being afflicted)'
could not pull the body out of the;
flameB, but put the fire out with water.}
It Is reported that no doctor, coroner.
or magistrate viewed the remains.
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Frank Morgan, 'alias Paul Frank, who
was brought back from Newport News
I several days ago, whence he had fled
after jumping his board bill at the
Exchange and attempting to pass' a
bogus check on Mr. A. W. Archer, was
brought before Justice Crutchfleld lh
the Police Court this morning. Mr. 1/
Merrlam also charged Morgan, alias
Frank, with the larceny of $26 In cur
rency. Counsel for the accused offered
the plea that his client had been rcn
dered Insane by the excessive use of
cigarettes, and asked that a commls
slon be appointed by the court to ex?
amine Into his mental condition. Th
Justice declined to do this, but jailed
him for twelve months as a susplctoua
Prot, nclicssn's Soiree.
Prof. A. Belezzvt will close the present
quarter with a solre at his dancing aca?
demy, Monteflore Hall. to-morro
night (Monday). Dec. 23d.
The following Monday the nex
quarter session will begin. 6*e22-lt ??