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More Trouble Vith the Greeks.
"Washington, December 19. The following
dispatch frcm Agent Tufts, Muscogee,
Indian Territory, was received at the Indian
Bureau: "To-day the Creek Council
inaugurated Ispaichiche Chief. Perryman,
the - present Chief, refuses to
give away." Perryman was
chief on the 5th of the present
month, after the different factions of.Creeks
agree.d to abide by the results of the popular
election. It is believed the serious
trouble impending was averted, but the
dispatch of Tufts is regarded, at the Indian
Bureau as indicative of further factional
Who Wants a Mint?
"Washington, December "17. The question
of a new mint is up again. Thus far
the friends of New York and of Louisville
alone seem to be doing the work. In the
last Congress it was proved, at least to the
satisfaction of those who submitted
the evidence, that Cincinnati was in
the exact center of the mint vacuum, and
that evervthine: necessarv to the coinage
of money had been lavishly provided by
the hand of nature. But if Cincinnati
really wants a mint this evidence will have
to be presented to the new Congress.
Report on Petroleum in Russia.
"Washington, December 20. Fulton
Paul, U. S. Consul at Odessa, Russia,
forwarded the State Department a report
of petroleum development in Russia, in
which he says: ''Theresidum of the oil is
much greater than that found in the States,
and besides being converted into
gasoline and various other useful
products, it is used as fuel, with steam
jet, on locomotives, and also on steamers
on the Caspian Sea, the Volga and other riv
ers, and experiments in progress are to
utilize it in new torpedo boats now in course
of construction in the Russian Navy.
Crude oil is also used to sprinkle the streets
of Baku, and is much more effectual than
water in laying the terrible dust that ex
Soteldo, the newly-appointed Charge
D'Affairs of the Venezuelan Government,
has presented his credentials to the Secretary
Mr. Curtiss, who has been through the
"Western States examining into the health
f the hogs, for the Commission recently
appointed to inquire into the subject of
trichinae", reports that, as far as investigations
have proceeded, he finds that the
health of the "Western hog is remarkably
good, and that less trichinae exist than has
St. Louis, has moved in the matter of a
mint, to the extent of having a bill introduced
on the 19th, providing for locating
one in that town. As yet Ohio has not indicated
aay interest in this particular industry.
Secretary Frelinghuysen, in a letter
to Minister Lowell, contends that the Clay-ton-Bulwer
Treaty is voidable, but expresses
the opinion that the two Nations will in
due time reach a satisfactory solution of
the question. ,
Attempted Jail Delivery.
., Pittsburg, Penn., December 19. A
dispatch from Greensburg, thirty miles
east of this city, says that five prisoners
made a desperate attempt to escape this
morning. They had previously been detected
in an attempt to escape, and
had been chained to the floor to prevent
further trouble. They were quiet the
first part of the night, but about two
o'clock this morning they made a bold
dash for liberty, breaking their chains
from the floor and bursting open the doors.
They assaulted the guards, but did no
harm. Each time breaking loose, they
were only kept secure till morning
t the point of a revolver by the
guards. The parties are John Noble, who
attempted to kill an old man named Cauley
recently at Scottdale; Robert Herpoltz,
Thomas Taylor and Samuel Brewer, indicted
for robbery, and a negro named Frank
Jones, indicted for burglary. .
Suicidal Attempt of a Murderer.
Atlanta, Ga., December IS. To-day
Henry Curry, a colored murderer, while
exercising along the jail corridor, made a
jump head foremost to the floor below,
fracturing his skull by the concussion, and
is not expected to live through the night.
A year ago Curry became enamored
of the wife of a negro named Daniels.
The pair agreed to get rid of the
iiusband. Cautiously entering the unsuspecting
negro's room as he lay asleep, Curry
dealt him a Mow with an ax, splitting
his head, in two, and immediately made his
escape. For nine months his whereabouts
-was unknown, when an Atlanta colored
-woman disclosed his hiding place in South
Carolina. He was promptly arrested and
confined in "Walton County jail. In connection
with other prisoners he attempted
to fire the jail and was placed in Fulton
jail for sate-keeping, where finding escape
-impossible made the desperate attempt at
Sudden Death of General Cram.
Philadelphia, Pa.,. December 20.
Brevet Major-General Thomas Jefferson
Cram, Colonel of the Engineer Corps,
United States Army, retired, died suddenly
in a Chestnut-street horse-car
this afternoon. On his way down
town General Cram got on the
car at Nineteenth and Chestnut streets.
The car was partly filled with passengers,
and he sat next to a lady. Crossing Broad
street the old gentleman was noticed to
put his hand over the region of his heart,
as if suffering, and a moment later fell
over sideways in his seat in a faint.
showed that heart disease ;was
the cause of death.
, St. Louis, December 18. The dead body
of "W. J. Pierson was found in bed in a
.TOom in the Planter's House. His loaded
pfctol and & number of letters were lying
os tue uiuie. inere was no mane or. violence
'3m about the body, and no vial of poison
as louna in tne room. To all appear
'IIP ances tne man nau died a natural death.
An examination of his effects at the Four
Courts, after tho bodyifad been taken to
the morgue, revealed the fact, that Pier-son
had formerly been postmaster at Bates-ville,
Ark., one of the largest Post-offices
in the State, and that he was a defaulter to
a large amount.
Died With a FortuneW Jifs Pockets.
Atlanta, Ga., December 0. This morning
Mrs. Steel, alarmed at the prolonged
absence of her father, D. R. "Wadley,
brother of the late President "Wadley, of
the Georgia Central, went to his room, and
effecting forcible entrance, found him
dead. On his person was found in money
and railroad stocks over $70,000. The in
5lV quest developed heart disease as the cause
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Lady' Outraged in a Hotel and
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Joliet, III., December 19. This morning,
about two o'clock,, cries of "helpl"
" murder 1" were heard on the second floor
of tho Auburn House, of this city. The
boarders were aroused, and theJnight clerk
rushecl upstairs just in time to see the SeeYd
cookMrs. Jane Haycock.f all to the flooJfth
blood streaming down over the front of her
night-dress. Investigation developed the
fact that George Freestune, a young man
twenty three years of age,who was one of the
boarders, had entered Mrs. Hay cock's room,
and bound her head to prevent her screams,
and then outraged her person. "When he
had finished his fiendish work he started to
leave the room, when Mrs. Haycock, recovering
her senses, gave vent to
terrible screams. Then, to conceal
what he had done, and prevent exposure,
Freestune rushed back, drew a
large knife, and deliberately cut the outraged
woman's throat and fled, supposing
he had killed her. Officers were summoned,
and in a few minutes the culprit
was under arrest. His hands were
covered with the blood of his victim,
yet he still protested his innocence,
declaring that the blood on his person was
from nose-bleeding. He was given a preliminary
examination this morning, and
held to answer to the January term of the
Circuit Court. His victim is now hovering
between life, and death, but every enort is
being made to save her life. The
affair has aroused the most intense
excitement, and talk of
lynching the fiend is freely expressed.
Burned to Death In a Wrecked Train.
Burlington, La., December 20. Passenger
train No. 1 on the C. B. & Q. ran into
the rear end of passenger train No. 5 at
Gladstone, 111., this evening, telescoping a
Pullman car, which ignited and was completely
destroyed. Richard Somers,
superintendent of the din
ing car service of the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy Railway, of
Chicago,was instantly killed, and his body
burned almost beyond recognition. Six
other passengers were more or less injured,
but none probably fatally. The two
coaches were consumed. The loss is about
$50,000. The engineer of No. 1 did not see
the rear lights on No. 5.
Causeless Murder in Illinois.
Carmi, In,, December 20. About six
o'clock this evening, while at supper in a
restaurant, Enoch Ballentine, of this city,
was shot in the head by "Will C. Sanders,
a young farmer, who resides near Cassville,
in this county. There was no quarrel, and
but few words passed. Sanders was
in liquor, and it is supposed that
an old grudge on account of a difficulty
two or three years since prompted him to
fire the shot. Sanders attempted to escape,
but was held by Mr. Bollerman, the
proprietor of the restaurant, and. an officer
soon arrived and took him to jail. The
physicians say that Ballentine can not recover.
A Court Clerk Indicted.
Pittsburg, Penn., December 19. The
Grand Jury to-day returned a true bill
against Arch. H. Rowland, jun., Clerk of
Courts, on one of the indictments
against him for embezzlement. The
indictment is found from the
information covering Mr. Rowland's first
term of office, and charges a defalcation
to the amount of $41,755.39. There is a
second indictment , still before the Grand
Jury, covering Mr. Rowland's entire
time in office, and alleging a
defalcation of over $46,000. Mr. Rowland
who still contends that the prosecution is
for political purposes, says he is glad the
true bill was returned, that he is certain
he will be acquitted by the petit jury, and
will demand a speedy trial.
Robbery and Incendiarism.
Flower, Mich., December 18. Early
yesterday morning robbers entered the
house of S. P. Creasinger, a wealthy resident
of Maple Rapids, chloroformed him,
ransacked the premises and secured about
$2,500 in cash and a quantity of valuables,
and then undertook to cover
up their tracks by setting fire to the
house immediately below the room in
which the proprietor lay. He recovered
from the influence of the drug in time to
escape, though the house was wrapped in
flames, and burned to the ground, with its
contents. Loss $23,000; insurance $15,000.
Mr. Creasinger recognized one of the robbers,
and search for them is now in progress.
A Fatal Practical Joke.
Paris, III., December 18. Sandford
Norris, with other boys, arranged a practical
joke by having his two brothers, Tod
and Olando, "Winston Griffin, jr., and
Ben McLaughlin steal some apples.
Sanford Norris and the other boys
were to be concealed, and, at the proper
time, fire a guu in the air. Instead, by almost
criminal fatality, the gun was pointed
directly at the boys, who were close together.
Tod Norris was perforated with
fifty-one shot and died soon after. Orlando
Norris was seriously injured, as was
Griffin and McLaughlin. It is thought
Griffin will also die.
A Tragedy From Rejected Love.
St. Louis, December 20. Henry Probst
shot and seriously wounded Mary Hammer,
at Wilderman Station coal mines
on the Cairo Short Line Railroad,
three miles from Belleville,
111., this afternoon, because she
wouldn't marry him. He then fled to Belleville,
where he was arrested. "While in the
grasp and struggling with the deputy sheriff,
he attempted to shoot that officer over
his shoulder, but the ball entered his own
neck, killing him almost instantly.
Hanged With a Handkerchief.
Detroit, December 17. Hazius Ruby, a
patient at the "Wayne County Asylum for
Insane, hung himself with a pocket handkerchief
at half past eight o'clock this morning.
He was a painter and hailed from
Detroit. He has a wife, but no children.
He was thirty-five years of age, was melancholy,
and on Friday and again this morning
asked Dr. Bennett for poison. He was
closely watched, but fifteen minutes before
he was found dead he eluded hrs keeper
and hanged himself.
Opening of the New Niagara Bridge.
Suspension Bridge, N. Y., December
20. The formal opening of the cantilever
bridge to-day was a perfect succees. The
testing of its strength was by runniug on
twenty locomotives and twenty-four cars
loaded with gravel, which extended from
end to end of the bridge on both tracks,
but there was no apparent deflection. Levels
were taken at intervals by a commission
selected from three hundred engineers.
Ten thousand people witnessed the
opening. A banquet followed.
Stade Arrested, Bailed by Sullivan.
Lawrence, Kan., December 19. Herbert
Slade, the Maori, was arrested to-day by
the Sheriff and Chief of Police and put behind
the bars until this evening, when he
was released. John L. Sullivan going on
his bond to keep the peace. Slade was
drinking heavily all day, and his conduct
Hot Blood at Hot Springs.
Hot Springs, Ark., December 17. This
evening about four o'clock a most exciting
and determined shooting affray occurred between
two of our citizens, Major Doran, late
of New Orleans, and Mr. Frank Flynn, of
this city. Both men are looked upon as dead
game, but though the conflict was close and
five shots were discharged, neither party
was wounded. It is generally understood
that Doran did all the firing, Flynn retreating
to a store near by, endeavoring to
draw his pistol in the mean time. Doran
retired a short distance, and Flynn
and challenged him to combat.
The officers were DromDtlv on hand, ar-
vxested both parties., and prevented. blocKl3 a
shed. ; ' H-S
Horse and Wagon Fell 300 Jitet.
Shenandoah, Pa., December 18. A
horse and wagon belonging to George F.
Leitzel, fell three hundred feet down
one of the many manholes surrounding
Shenandoah, the other day. The driver
escaped by jumping. The vehicle was
broken to pieces, but the horse was only
slightly in jured. An effort made to hoist
the animal out of the pit failed, and
it had to be driven along the gangway to
the bottom of the Kehley Run slope. After
remaining in the mine all night it was
taken fut, strange to say, apparently in
Nail Factories Close Down.
Pittsburg, Penn., December 19. The
Western Nail Association met this morn
ing, and after a session lasting till two
o'clock this afternoon, it was decided to
cioso aown ior a period or six
weeks from December 29thstill February
11th. The meeting was one of the
largest ever held, every mill in the "West
being represented by person or by letter.
The stopage is for the purpose of restricting
production. Stocks are light and ill-assorted.
Trade is reported fair. The oard rate
Torn Dmb From Limb
Pittsburg, Pa., December 19. James
"Weaver, a laborer, aged sixty, employed
at Hussey Howe & Co.'s steel works, met
with a horrible death this morning.
He was passing through tho machinery
department, when his arm was
caught in the belting and he was drawn
into the machinery. Before he could be
extricated he was torn limb from limb,
portions of the body being scattered a distance
of one hundred feet.
A Double Louisiana Tragedy."
Clinton, La., December 19. Jim George,
colored, residing five miles from here, returned
home last night and found his
daughter, aged seventeen, dead and another
woman mortally wounded, the latter having
since died. The crime was committed
by a man who called at the house, found
the women in bed, and shot them both. Ed
Eli, colored, has been arrested, and the suspicion
against him is strong.
A Child Boiled to Death. ,
Erie, Pa., December 20. A special
dispatch says : "Willie Badger, aged four-years,
son of Fredrick Badger, of Bradford,
Pa., fell into a boiler of scalding
water at French Creek, N. Y., to-day, and
was boiled to death.
Carbondale, III., December 20. Mr.
Stephen Cunningham, an elderly man, was
this morning engaged in felling trees near
town, on the farm of Mr. Donaway. By
some mischance he was caught by a falling
tree, his neck was broken, and he was
mangled almost beyond recognition.
Engagement Between French and
nese at Sontay.
Over 200 French and 1,000 Chinese Killed
Hong Kong, December 20. The French
have captured the principal outposts of
Sontay, embracing five strongly fortified
villages. The enemy made a stubborn "resistance.
The French loss was two hundred
men and fifteen officers killed and wounded,
even while the Chinese loss is put at 1,0C0
men killed and wounded, Admiral Cour-bet,
commanding, had seven thousand
men, four thousand engaged in the action,
the remainder in reserve. The Chinese
still hold the fortress at Sontay. The principal
fighting occurred on the river bank.
Several villages were captured at the point
of the bayonet. The French marched
within a mile of the citadel, but there will
probably be very heavy fighting before
they reach the place. The Chinese lost
heavily from the shells of the fleet.
London, December 20. A dispatch from
Hong Hong states the fight at Sontay occurred
on the 14th. Two outworks were
captured, and the citadel surrounded by
Execution of Joseph Poole.
Dublin, December 18. Joseph Poole, the
murderer of Kenney, was hanged here at 8
o'clock this morning. Kenney was killed
by Poole on the night of July 4, 18S2, in
Seville Place, this city. Poole rose at 5:30.
A priest visited him at 6, and administered
the sacrament at 7:15. Both remained
in the prison chapel until nearly 8.
Poole stood the ordeal of the preparations
for his execution with remarkable fortitude.
On the gallows he frequently kissed the
crucifix, and with a calm demeanor and. in
a firm voice repeated his prayers until the
drop fell. Death took place in three and a
half seconds. He made no public statement.
A small crowd gathered outside the
Richmond Bridewell, but dispersed as soon
as the black flag made known the execution
Sarah Barnhardt on Her Muscle.
Paris, December 19. "Sarah Barnum,"
a satirical biography of Sarah Barnhardt,
by her former friend, Marie Colombier,has
caused a duel between friends of the women
and a scandalous quarrel between the actress
and the author. Sarah, incensed at being
described as a "she Barnum," asked the
police to seize the book. The police replied
that she must seek redress in a civil tribunal.
.Sarah, with her son, proceeded
on Tuesday to Colombier's residence
and struck her in the face with
a naing wnip. uolombier fled, pursued!
Dy oaran, wno smasnea everytmng in her
way. Meanwhile the friends of the women
indulged in a free fight in another part of
the house. It is stated the affair will lead
to a number of duels.
r A Canadian State Official Insane.
Toronto, December 20. In the Chambers,
to-day, an order was made declaring
Adam Crooks, late Minister of Education
for Ontario, a lunatic, and appointing a
committee of his person and estate. He is
at present in retreat at Hartford, Conn.
The doctor says'he has not over two years
to live. ,
The Spanish steamer, Manila, took fire
a few days ago in the Bay of Biscay.
of the crew and passengers
took to boats. The first boat reached an
English vessel, the second returned to the
burning vessel but the third has not beep
MR. JAMES AT HOME
The Notorious Missouri Bandit Released
and in the Hands of Friends.
Wfeatevsr 3fjr fee the Final Oatceme of
It, is Sreatkias Fre Air
Sxj Louis," December 21. A dispatch
Ffrom Independence, Mo says: Franl?
James arrived fiere at J.0 o'clock
ing from Gallatin;Mo. He was taken at
once to his wife's boarding-house, where
he was met by his family and several intimate
friends. At 11 o'clock he was
taken to the office of Judge J. H. Glover,
and formallv turned over to his
bondsmen. James returned to
his family and friends, where
he remained until 12. CaiTiages were then
announced, and Frank, accompanied by
his bondsmen and attorney, lett for Kansas
City, Frank stating that he intended
delivering himself up there to the United
States Marshal, who wanted him for the
Mussel Shoals (Ala.) robbery. He must
have changed his mind about this, however,
for when the train reached Kansas
City this afternoon the marshal had not
the pleasure of meeting Frank, he and his
companions having left the train at some
way station. It is now believed they are
at the home of Mr. Ralston, the father of
Frank's pretty wife, and that Frank intends
remaining there during the Christ
Capture of Sontay In Anam.
Paris, December 21. Admiral Peyron,
Minister of Marine, has received the following
from Sontay,dated 17th : "Sontay is
ours. The outer encsinte was carried by
assault at 6 o'clock Sunday evening. The attack
began at 11 in the morning. An assault
was made at 5 in the evening with bravery
above all praise, by the foreign legion,
together with the marine infantry and
sailors. The flotilla assisted with a bombardment.
The citadel was evacuated .during
the night, and occupied on the morning
of the 17th without fighting. We do
not yet know whither the black flags,
rebel Anamites, and Chinese fled, and it is
impossible to learn their losses. We lost
about fifteen killed, including one officer,
and sixty wounded, including: five officers.
Admiral Courbet, in an official report,
states that three officers and sixty-seven
men were killed, and ten officers and 170
men wounded before Sontay on the 14th.
Admiral Courbet, has been gazetted.a grand
officer of the legion of honor.
Commemorative of Judge Black.
Washington, December 21. A meeting
of tho bar was held in tho Supreme Courtroom
to-day to take appropriate action in
respect of the death of Judge Jere Black.
Senator Edmunds was called to the
chair, and McKenney chosed secretary.
Eulogistic addresses were delivered
by Messrs. Merrick, Emery, Ashton, and
W. H. Smith, Senators Bayard, Vance, and
Garland, and Representative Hopkins.
Resolutions expressive of the high character
aijd attainments of the deceased, and
the great loss the country sustained by his
death, were adopted.
Losing Her Life to Save Her Child.
Baltimore, Md., December 21. Mrs. Gabriel
Kiah, jr., residing near Cambridge,
Md., discovered that her infant's clothing
was on fire. Rushing to the
rescue of the babe she succeeded
in putting out the flames before the
child had been seriously injured. In doing
so, however, her own clotnes took fire.
She darted out of the house and ran across
an adjoining field. A colored man ran to
her assistance and succeeded in putting
out the flames. She was burned in a
dreadful manner and no hopes are entertained
of her recovery.
A Woman's Murder Speedily Atoned.
Belleville, III., December 21. Henry
Babst, a young German, fatally shot his
sweetheart, MaryHammen, at Winderman
Station, yesterday afternoon and fled in
the direction of this city. Overtaken by a
Sheriff's posse he made a stand and threatened
the officers, holding a cocked revolver.
The Sheriff's son closed with Babst
and made him throw up his revolver, and
in doing so the weapon was discharged,
the shot striking Babst, killing him instantly.
Killed by the Bursting of a Grindstone.
Skieator, III., December 21. A blacksmith
by the name of Alexander Jardin, of
Wilmington, was at work at a large power
grindstone to-day, when the stone burst,
one of the pieces striking him in the head
and knocking him down. He died from the
injuries in a few hours.
Tells sn His Chums.
Mount Carmel, Pa., December 21.
Charles Weaver, a prisoner of Sunbury
jail, has confessed his connection with a
gang of burglars which has committed numerous
depredations in this county, and
given the names and addresses of all tho
A Long Fight Against Death.
Wiarton, Ont., December 21. Word is
received from Tobermory, Lake Huron, of
the wrecking on Manitoulin Island of the
schooner D. S. Hungerford, of Buffalo. Her
crew of six built a tent on the island and
lived in it nineteen days, finally reaching
Tobermory in an old fishing boat. .
Fruit of the Gallows.
Georgetown, S. C, December 21. Jerry
Cox, colored, was hanged for the murder
of Herbert Rembert in June last. Cox protested
his innocence to the last, showed no
fear, and made a short speech on the scaffold.
Giddings, Tex., December 21. At 2:25
this afternoon Jim Taylor (colored) was
hung for the murder of Sarah Chappell
(colored). The execution was neat and
quiet. Taylor made an incoherent speech
of ten minutes, confessing his crime and
expressing sorrow. A crowd of 3,000, mostly
negroes, were present.
Gheap Rates From Europe.
New York. December 21. The steamship
lines have reduced third-class fares
from Europe to $20, owing to a war of
Attorney General Brewster left
Washington on the 21st for New Orleans,
where he will appear in the prosecution of
-the lottery cases.
The educational statistics of tho
British army show that out of every
1.000 soldiers 30 can neither read nor
write, 28 can read but not write, 186
can read and write, while 756 are of
superior education. Twenty years ago
134 could neither read nor write, 173
could read but not write, 641 could just
read and write, while 52 only were of
Robert Henry, sexton of Grace
Chapel, Brooklyn, goes up for two years
for undertaking to secure pay for burying
a soldier's child that he didn't bury.
Washington, December IT. Senate Mr.
Sherman offered a resolution that the Senate.
proceed to the election of offioers. Ordered
to He over-fill to-morrow. A message received;
from the House announcing: the death Of Mr.
Haskell, of Kangas, was .-immediately,
taken up, and after appropriate remarks
by Mr. Ingalls, and on nis motion, the
President of the Senate appointed Senators
"Plumb. Cockrell and Davis a committee to at
tend the obsequies of thedeceasediRepjenta.:vj
tlve, ana tne senate, out' or. respect, mj mv
House The Chaplain, in a few touching remarks,
referred to the death of the. Hon. D.
C. Haskell, of Kansas, and invoked the divine
blessing on tho bereaved family. Mr. Anderson,
of Kansas, said: It is with great sorrow
Iperform the sad duty of announcing to tho
House the death of my lamented colleague,
Hon. Dudley C. Haskell, late Representative
from Kansas, who died athisresidence In this
city early yesterday morning.
Washington, Dec 18 Senate The following
bills were reported from, committees and
placed on tho calendar: By Mr. Harrison
Providing for civil government for Alaska.
By Mr. Hoar In regard to the election
of President and Vice-President.
At the conclusion of the morning hour Mr.
Sherman asked immediate consideration of
the resolution offered yesterday that the Senate
proceed to tho election of officers, namely,
Secretary of the Senate. Chief Clerk, prineipal
Executive Clerk, Chaplain, and Sergeant-at-Arms.
Agreed to v,eas 34. nays 30. The
division was on strict party lines, Messrs.
Mahone and Itiddleberger voting with the Republicans.
Mr. Sherman moved that Mr.
Anson G. McCook be chosen Secretary
of the Senate. Mr. Pendleton moved
to amend by substituting tho name of
Mr. L. Q. Washington. Lost yeas 29, nays
33. The main resolution was agreed to
and Mr. Cook was sworn in. The remaining
Republican nominees were elected, as follows:
Chief Clerk, Charles W. Johnson, of Minnesota:
Executive Clerk, James R. Young, of
Pennsylvania; Chaplain, Rev. Ellas Dewitt
Huntley, of the District of ColumbiarS
P. Cahaday, of North Carolina.
The senate went into executive session, and
when the doors reopened went Into Committee
of .the Whole for the purpose of continuing tho
consideration of the new rules. The question
pending was the adoption of the first new
rules, relating to the election of a President
protem., and his right in case of absence to
name a substitute, who should perform
the duties of the chair for three days.
Washington, December 19 Senate The.
following bills were introduced: By Mr.
To provide for the acceptance by the
United States of the Illinois and Michigan Canal
from the State of Hllnois. By Mr. Pair-To
provide for sinking artesian wells
in the lands of tho United States in Nevada.
By MrJngalls To provide for the appointment
of a commission to investigate railroad transportation.
By Mr. Logan To consolidate the
Bureau of Military Justice and Corps of
Judges Advocate of the Army; also, a bill
creating the new standard of time for tho
District of Columbia. Passed. Mr. Van
Wyck offered a resolution, calling on the
Secretary of the Interior for information how
much land had been certified or patented for
the benefit of railroad companies since the
date of the decisions of the Supreme Court in
1875, which so construed the indemnity clause
in tho Congressional grant as to allow indemnity
lands only in lieu of lands originally included
in the grant, but which were afterwards
sold. Laid over till to-morrow.
A resolution for a holiday recess went over
until to-morrow. The Senate resumed the consideration
of unfinished business, the rules.
Mr. Frye withdrew the call for yeas .and nays
on the clause of first rule, relating to
the three-day limitation of the
authority o the Vice President's
substitute. The clause was rejected, leaving
the rule about as heretofore; but when the
rule comes up in the Senate when not in Committee
of the Whole, the subject may be renewed.
The Senate took up the House concurrent
resolution for a holiday recess,
amended it to moke Monday, January 7, tho
date of reassemblage. As amended agreed to,
and returned to the House. After an executive
session adjourned. i
Washington, December 19. House. Mr.
Morrison offered a concurrent resolution for a
holiday recess from Monday, December 24,
until Thursday, the 3rd of January. Agreed
to 143 to 21 with the understanding that no
business would De transacted Monday except
the appointment of committees. Mr. Blackburn,
from the Committee on Rules, reported
a resolution for the creation of the following
select committees, with the same membership
accorded similar committees by the
last Congress; Civil Service Reform; Law Respecting
the Election of President and Vice-President;
Payment of Pensions, Bounty and
Back Pay; Public Health, and Ventilation and
Accoustics of Hall of Representatives.
Also, for the creation of a Committee
on American Ship Building
and Ship-owning Interest, to consist
of seven members, which shall investigate the
causes for the decline of tho American foreign
carrying trade. Mr. Keed offered an amendment
for the creation of a committee on the
alcoholic liquor traffic. Mr. Blackburn also
reported a resolution for raising the
standing of the Committee on Labor, to
which will be referred measures affecting labor;
limiting the jurisdiction of tho Committee
on Education and Labor, and providing It
shall hereafter be known as the Committee on
Education. Mr. Willis offered an amendment
increasing the membership of
twenty-three standing committees
from eleven to thirteen, and on the retention
of the Committee on Education and Labor.
Mr. Calkins offered a resolution, which was
adopted, calling on the Secretary of State for
all communications, documents and
papers in his possession relating to
the trial, conviction and execution
of the late Patrick O'Donnell by the British
Government. The Speaker appointed Messrs.
Hoblitzell, Cabell, Wilson (W. Va.), Kasson and
Long members of a special committee on the
centenniaLanniversa ry of Washington's surrender
of his commission as Commander-in-chief
of the Army. Adjonrned.
Washington, December 20. Senate. A
message was received from tho House concurring
in the Senate amendment making the date
of reassembling after -the holidays, Mondayt
January 7. The Senate went into Executive
session, and on reopening, resumed consideration
of the new rules, but after a short debate
the matter was postponed till after
the holiday recess. The chair laid
before tho Senate a
from the Secretary of the Interior
transmitting copies of papers relating to the
attempted transfer of the Texas Pacific
Railway Company's land grant to the Southern
Pacific Railway Company, of
Arizona, New Mexico and California.
Senate concurred in the joint resolution of the
House relating to the celebration of the centenary
of the surrender by Washington of his
commission as commander in chief of the patriot
forces of America. Adjourned till Monday.
house. A. long discussion sprang up over
the resolution offered by Mr. Geddes, to grant
a month's extra pay to discharged employes,
being advocated by Messrs. Geddes and Keif er,
and opposed by Mr. Reagan on the ground
that the House had no right .to be charitable
with people's money,
and by Mr. Cobb on the ground
that it would include in its provisions persons
put on the rolls at the close of the last session.
Mr. Hoblitzell, from tho special committee
having the matter in charge, reported a joint
resolution requesting the President to issue a
proclamation recommending the people, either
by appropriate exercises in
connection with religious services
on the 23d inst,, or by such public
observances as they deem proper on the
24th, to commemorate the surrender by Washington
of nis commission as commander in
chief of the army. The President was also requested
to order a national salute from tho
various forts of the country on the 24th. Tho
joint resolution passed. Adjourned until
--The Postmaster-General has received
the following letter from San
Francisco: "Abraham Lincoln is
to have no more the two-cent
postal stamp for letters, etc, with his
face, and Washington don't like the
dirty red, but prefers the former blue.
Yours respectfully, Spiritual Medium,
the child of God." Washington Star.
During a shower at Port Hope,
Can.,, the other day a few trout, from
three to five inches long, came down in
the rain, and when put into water
whipped their tails Tilth apparent gratification
at finding themselves afloat
again. Detroit Fost,
P THE COXXOX WEALTH.
Xisvillc tear Tebacce Market, ?
The receipts this week amounted to 800
hogsheads, against 700 last week, and 490
in ifie corresponding week of 1882. The rejections
amounted to 99 hogsheads, the per-,
iae msrras nas aispiavea incrasinsr ,
mation, and prices have'' tendediuSgT'
of sellers.. The display of Burley tobacjjfcj,
has been such as to take the fancy of marcy
ufaciurers and dealers, and the former have- iTM
taken hold with more alacrity than in two- Ay.f'
lftTtnreA "Biralrc 1oi?i.arQf1?nrr fl.A ...
w ...wv. oxusa J.U.OU .LbWUU.l.U&. uuo UCWT '
crop hogshead 'sold at $25, the highest price
yet paid for 1883 tobacco. Dark and heavy
tobaccos have been in morje active demand,
and common to medium grades of new are
2550c higher. The principal improvement
has been in common or nondescript .
leaf for which manufaturertshippers and I
re-handlers have competed against each
other. The weather conditions are considered
highly favorable to the cure of the
crop. We quote full-weight packages of
old crop tobaccos as follows:
Dark and Heavy. Burley.
xrasn o wxa a o S5 00 7 00
Common lugs. 5 75 6 25 6 00 8 03
Mediumlmrs 6 00 6 75 7 0010 03
liooaiugs t tm i & 8 0013 00
Common leaf 6 75 7 75 8 0010 00
Medium leaf 7 75 9 00 12 0015 00
Good leaf., 9 00U 00 18 0024 00
Fine and fancy leaf ...12 0017 00 nominal.
The skeleton of a man, without the head,
was found a few days ago in Eagle Creek,
a short distance from New Columbus,
Owen County-i From the clothes and length
of limbs, the remains are supposed to be
those of Major J. IV. Rothwell, who suddenly
disappeared a year ago, after making
preparations to remove "West, and from
from no tidings had since been received. It is
believed he was murdered and his body
thrown into the creek.
The jury in the case of Will Henry Twy-man,
tried for killing Ed. Jackson, another
negro, near Versailles about one yeaiago,
returned a verdict a few days agogjuilty,
fixing his punishment at twentj'4)n?years
in the Penitentiary.
an old musket. The occasion was during
a religious negro festival, and the cause a
negro woman and bad whisky.
At Glendale, Hardin County, a few days
ago, James Sweeney became involved in a
difficulty with his father-in-law, named
Chism, over a mule, in which Chism seized
an ax and cut Sweeney's' left arm off just
below the elbow, and then cut a gash across
the other arm. Chism is under arrest.
Maysville has recently been visited by
burglars and crooks. The grocery and
produce stores of Geo. T. Wood and
Thomas Lowry, were broken in a few
nights since, and the safes in both establishments
blown open. The thieves secured
about $40 only from the two stores.
They were evidently after the cash alone-as
the goods were not disturbed to any
Duking the past year the State has paid
$190,918.81 for the prose cution of criminals,
$66,471.25 for the support of idiots kept by
committees, and $492,396.19 for charities,
including appropriations to asylums, maintaining
idiots and lunatics kept by committees,
and also the cost of transporting
lunatics to asylums.
Mrs. Augusta Plapert, of Louisville,
was accidentally shot a few days ago. A
young man named Sam C. Spotts was in
the house and had a small pepper-box pis
tol in his pocket. He was in the kitchen,
when he suddenly felt the weapon slipping
through a hole in his pocket. He attempted
to change it to his coat, but it got tangled
up in his pants in some way, and was discharged.
Mrs. Plapert entered the room at
that moment, and the ball struck her squarely
between the eyes, lodging in the skull
bone. She will recover.
A YOUNG man named Shotman, who has
been carrying the mail from Burks ville to
Albany, has been arrested, charged with
robbing the mail-bag of registered letters
on three different occasions, by means of
a false key. After being jailed he attempted
recently to take a dose of Rough on
Rats, but was prevented by the interference
of a fellow-prisoner.
Henry Goose, of Lewis County, filed a
suit in the United States Court at Louisville
a few days ago, against W. W. Moore,
an attorney residing at Vanceburg. The
suit was to recover money alleged to have
been obtained illegally. The petition states
that Moore got Goose a pension amounting
to $5,000, and as attorney he claimed and
retained $2,000, whereas he was only entitled
The Court of Appeals a few days ago
overruled the petition for rehearing in the
case of Bruce and Champ who
are under sentence of death for the murder
of a man in Adair County, the crime
having beemcommitted last August. The
day fixed for their execution having passed,
the Clerk of the Court of Appeals will
tify the action of the Supreme Court to
Governor Knott, who will then fix the day
for their execution.
S. E. Lander, sixty years old, druggist
and grocer, of Calvert City, took morphine
a few days ago. He had been ill for some
time, and his mind is disordered. He left
a note saying he had been led to kill him
self by the persecutions of men who are
known to have been his best friends.
Dr. John M. Graves, of Smith's Mill's,.
Henderson County, committed suicide a-few
days since by strychnine. Medical aid-was
summoned, but he refused to swallow
an antidote. Domestic infelicity is the-alleged
cause. He was. sixty years old,,
and much respected.
William H. Bonta, an old citizen of
Boyle County, while engaged in shoveling
snow from in front of his door the other
morning, fell dead. He was a widower
with several children. Heart disease, it is.
thought, was the cause of his death.
The Court of Appeals a few days since,,
affirmed the judgment of the Court below
granting Ben jamin Turner $12,775 damages
against the Louisville and Nashville Company
for the loss of an arm by being struck
by a train at a railway crossing.
Jamel Winston, who, in company with
Bob Petit killed another negro last fall at
Dry Ridge Gtrant County, all colored,.
was given twenty-one years in the Penitentiary
the pother day. Petitt will be
Bute Sallee, charged with murdering
a man named Williams, whose dead body
was found in .Pulaski, Pulaski .County, at
the foot of a cliff eighty feet highj has been
In a fight between inmates of the Bracken
County jail a few days ago, Nick
a colored prisoner, broke tb.8 arm of
an insane man. named Davis. ,;j , . .
. J. H. Fulltnwider raised on three acres
of ground in Shelby- County, 294 bushels o$
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