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J. B. HOCKADAY,
'The Pioneer Agent,
Roanok,o Hoal Estate.
VOL. IX.-NO. 70.
Investors, observe your opportunities.
Now is the tiiuo to buy special bargains
in real estate. We have a lot fronting25
feet on Bail road avenue, 75 feet east of
Henry street, almost at the foot of the
overhead bridge, for 87,000; $1,750 cash:
$2,000 of this amount runs for nearly
five years in payments of $25 per month.
WILBUR S. POLE & CO.
Rooms :i and 4. Exchange Building.
We can sell lots in the heart of
the town at 25 to 40 per cent,
lower than ayy other lots near
volvjjm can be bought for.
IE A LTKi?T%TB AGENTS,
flllico corner Washington and Water
xt UTILE?On and after December II.
1\ the offlco of the Roanoko Gas and
Water Company will beat Rooms 11 and
13, second Moor, Exchange Building,
corner .^a^Vm avenue and .lelVorson
street. IV. C RAWN, manger, dte.'.i-lw
Wo beg leave to announce that wo
have' inuagurated the "?Magic City
Transfer Co." and are now ready for the
transportation of passengers, baggage,
?r freight. Wo have nice vehicles,
polite drivers, and will wait on you
promptly night or day. Leave orders
at our olllco, 112.lefferson street, or with
any of our drivers. Respectfully.
novCJ-tf Dt v.u.A- Smith.
rpilE ROANOKE DEVELOPMENT
l> ready to enter into negotiations with
parties wishing to establish
MANILA' 'TV R I no ENTERPRISES
ARTH 1 N<STON GILIMN,
tSeneral Manager Roanoko Develop?
ment Company, Roanoke, Va. decr?-lm
THE INDIANS START THE FIGHT.
A Skirmish Between Ranchmen
and the Indians.
An Attempt ti> Capture T lireu Cowboys.
Winnen uml Children Hclng Moved.
|'"rom the Vicinity of the Hud l.ai&M,
'lie- Situation i' i'< i H111 ii More SerlotUW
rind Ihn SotUwuJUio tnariutil.
Chicago, Dec 8.?j Special]?General
Miles this morning received a letter
from Buffalo Gap, S. D., under the date
oT December 0, which says yesterday af?
ternoon a party of fifteen Sioux at the
entrance to the Bad Lands endeavored
to cut off and capture three cowboys.
Ranchmen in the vicinity of the Bad
Lands* are sending women and children
into this town. There aro no rifles or
ammunition and none has been received
here, although application has been
made for them, in order that the set?
tlers may arm themselves.
Shortly after this letter was received,
a telegram name from the same place
dated to-day, saying: "Ranchmen and
Indians had a slight skirmish. The sit
? nation is becoming serious, for the set?
tlers are unarmed. Can you supply fifty
good rifles and ammunition so that the
settlers can defend themselves?" (!en
oral Miles will leave for the scene of
the Indian troubles to-morrow.
HROWKK I.IHKI. SUIT.
Itradfield ami the Itnvletf Keiiitired In
(live Ho mix of s:;,oeo.
Rkidsvh.t.e, N. C, Dee. 8.?[Special]
, ?The libel suit which was brought by
Cong gasman Brower against Messrs.
Gilliaiiv& Olliver, editors of the Ileitis
villo Review, and .lames Brndflcld, a
noted politician, wrs heard before a jus
lice of the peace in Surry county yes?
terday. The examination was waived
and the dofondonts required to give a
bond of $.1,000 for their appearance at
next April term of superior court in that
A large number of the best citizens in
Surry county volunteered to go on their
bonds. The gentlemen of the Review
and Mr. Bradlield hold stiff upper lips
and aro confident thai they will defeat
Mr. Brower in his purpose. It is said
lie'is already badly under hack and is
Sick of the suit to begin with.
The Review and many of its friends
boastingly claim for that paper the
honor of causing the defeat of Congress?
man Brower. It is thought this is the
means Mr. Brower has resorted to in
order to let himself down as easy as
possible as he steps out of ofllco.
C hief Morris Off Again.
Chief Morris will leave to-night for
Annlston, Ala., whither be has been
summoned to testify against Harry
Tooie, who will be placed upon his trial
to-day on a charge of bigamy. Toe.le.
who has a wife and two children resid?
ing in Roanoke, will mim unpleasantly
remembered by older residents of the
city in connection with the Lizzie Wil?
son murder of six years ago.
A Sunday Marriage.
Mrs. Cynthia E, McNeill, of Pocahon
tas county, was married to R. D. Car
well. Sunday morning at 10 o'clock.
The marriage was at H7 Seventh ave
nue s. w.. and the ceremony was pei
tcVncd l?y Rev. C. 11. Buchanan.
GETTING READY FOR WORK.
Important Meeting of the Real
An Effort to be Untie to Reimburse the
Losses on Account of Howen?A I.oiik I
List of Committee* Announced for the
Actual Work of the LNchiuiKe--New
Rate of I'ummlvlon Lstablishcil.
President Itockaday called the Heal
Estate Exchange to ordter promptly at.
s o'elook. A good attendance was out.
and after the secretary had read tie'
various committees appointed by the
president, the Cower, matter was taken
Mr. Ludwig moved that tho Exobange
pay Mr. Myers, president of tho Norfolk
Exchange, and Mr. Kennedy, tho hotel
man. who were swindled by llowen
to tho extent of SIGandS'Jfi respectively.
This motion was lost, hut a motion by
Mr. Cutahin to appoint a committee
to solicit private Subscriptions from the
Exchange members sufficient to recom?
pense Mr. Myers and Mr. Kennedy was
The exchange decided to pay from its
treasury* the 825 reward for Rowen's |
capture. olTercd by President itockaday,
of the exchange.
?ludgu Yarrell moved that tho Nor?
folk people be notified that they can
get I (owe II if they desire to prosecute
him and that tho bogus checks be turned
over to the commonwealth's attorney.
The motion prevailed.
Mr. Ludwig moved that all real estate
sales be posted on til 5 exchange black?
board by tho secretary of the exchange,
who shall be notified l.nmedlately after
a sale, the party reporting first being
entitled to tho sale. The firm's name
to be attached to the secretary's notifi?
cation, but not tho nanio of the pur
chaser or vendor.
Mr. Culchin moved an amendment
! which left out the provision that the
llrst inemher reporting the sab* be
I entitled to thesamo and contained an?
other that a private book be kept oy the
j secretary containing all the particulars
of all saies. said book to be used only in
i case of arbitration. Tho substitute
I On motion the vote by which COinmis
j sions were raised was reconsidered, and
i Nil-. Dupuy moved that the old COnimls
1 sions of .'? per cent, upon the Hrst thou
1 sand dollars and '.'C upon the excess be
j returned to. plus the Slate tax of L of
I per cent. The substitute was
I rejected 10 to -i. and the new comniis
I sions fixed at ?"> per cent, on the Hrst
two thousand dollars, and .'i per cent.
? on the excess.
The exchange decided to have a
Tie? firm of Terry & Pope was pro
? p'isSd for mr-Ti.T-ershrp by Mr. Dupuy.
and the nomination was laid over ten
days, according to the constitution,
('resident Itockaday announced the
I following committees:
; On arbitration .1. IL I'eatberstone.
I VV. I\ Laker. VV. M. Yager, George V.
. Hunter, with .1. V. Winglield as chair
On finance? 1 >. S. Meadows. .1. \V.
( Itoswell. R, .1. Itossman, J. V. Itoone,
with V. L. Kemp chairman.
I On railroads?C. O'Leary, I!. L.Greider,
; VV. A. Carpenter, ('. IS. Wh Resell, with
VV. I). I lupuy chairman.
11 Is set forth among the duties of the
I railroad committee to "secure, if possi
I ble. the early completion of t he Roa
nokc and Southern railroad and also to
: secure the extension of the La Hi more
i and Ohio railroad.
On Newspaper advertisements and
I publications: o. I). Dorr, A. S. Asberry,
C.T. Lunsford, I). A. Garber, with .1.
II. Cutchin, chairman.
I Vigilant committee: V. It. Ludwig, J.
K. Iturchott, 15. V. Handy. T. R. Tanner,
I withA. D. Rice chairman.
I Committee on transportation, whose
! duty is to secure cheap rates for real es
: late men: .1. S. Simmons, ('. A. VVool
I ford. M. T. ('..Ionian. G. R. Parris, with
l?\ I!. Kemp chairman.
I Enterprise, industry and dvelop
mcnt committee, whose duly is to in
I (julre and answer all inquiries in refer
, once to securing plants and industries:
] Messrs. O'Leary. Powell, Spindle and
I Chipraan. with .1. S. Simmons chair?
I Commit tee ?,, \w known as the city cem
. mittee. whose duty it is to confer with
I and urge upon the mayor. City Council,
and various city officials th? importance
: of better sewerage, better streets, better
lights and numerous improvements es?
sential to the advancement and develop?
ment of Roanoke's interests: I). 11
Scott. L. D. Vorrell, G. A. Vaidon,T.
VV. Lines, with C. C. Taliafero ??hair-,
Dnnville uud Last Tennessee Railroad.
DANVII.I.K. Va.. Dee. s.?A meeting of
I the directors of the Danville and East
! Tennessee Railroad Company was held
here yesterday, and arrangements were
perfected to build at once a new line of
road from Danville to Bristol, Tenn., aJ
distance of two hundred miles. Tho
road is lobe tin extension of the Atlan?
tic and Danville road, now operating
between Danville and Norfolk, and:
when the entire line is built it. will be
practically a parallel line with the Nor?
folk and Western road.
Iii? Company ul Winston.
Winston. Dec 8.?[Special]?Tho
j Winston Land and Improvement. Com?
pany has been organized with an author
I lzod capital of ?1,000,000, of w hich
5125,000 has already boon' subscribed.
! The principal office of the company w ill
] be in Winston. The officers and di?
rectors are among the most substantial
j and successful cllizons of Winston.
Football at Salem.
i There will bo a match game of foot?
ball en Saturday, the I3th? at 2-slO p. hi*., I
between the business men and the
sophomore class of Roanoko College, it i
will be a very interesting game, ami all ]
are cordially invited. The game will I
, boon the college grounds.
)KE, VA., TUESDAY ?
j A Council Appointed to Deter?
mine the Party's Policy.
j London, Dec. s. ? [Special]? The
forty-five Irish members of Parliament,
who bolted tho Nationalist meeting Sat?
urday evening, Immediately met and j
cb eted Justin McCarthy their leader. |
ill response to a call Issued by Justin j
McCarthy, leader of the anti-Parnellito
section of the Irish party, all members
of the party who are opposed to I'arnoll
assembled to-day to further consider the
line of policy to lie adopted.
Copies of the call had been addressed
to Darnell and his supporters, hut it is
hardly necessary to slate that none of
them wore present. A council, compris?
ing eight members, Abraham. Dillon. !
llealy, O'Brien, Arthur O'Connor. I
Thomas Power O'Connor. Sexton and j
Sheeby. was appointed to assist Mc- I
Carthy in deciding tho future action of '
tho party. The meeting was presided
over by .McCarthy. After the appoint- ;
; ment of the council an adjournment '.
j was taken until 2 o'clock to-morrow.
Tilt: DAN V1 LI.K ,V LAST TKNNKSSKK.
Hristol to Sulisrrlhe 9100,000 to the Capi?
tal st<i<-k of the Itouil.
Bkistoi., Doc. U.?I Special I?Tho City
Council of Bristol, Virginia and Ten?
nessee, wore in special session tills af?
ternoon to ("insider the application to j
j voto one hundred and sixty thousand
dollars to the capital stock of the Dan?
ville and Last Tennessee railroad.
The decision was overwhelmingly in
favor of the subscription and an election
will be ordered about January 10, lsfti.
There Is no doubt but that'll will go ;
through the two corporations, and the
various laud companies will then have
I subscribed four hundred and sixty thou?
sand dollars tu Ibis road.
Work is to begin at this end of the
line thirty days after the subscription
has been voted. It will cost twenty .
\ thousand dollars per mile to build the
j road from here to Danville.
1IOKK LOSS US.
! Dclaniatei's Hinken Dank Will Not ray
More Than 50 IVr font.
i Mfadvii.i.k. Pa.. Dec. 8.?|Special]?j
. Reports continue to come in of the now
BllfforerB who have lost more or less j
i heavily in tho collapse of Delnhiatcr .V
? Co.'s bank, ami the bankers of the city
' said (hat a cautious estimate of the total
1 liabilities would not be less than 8500,- .
it may reach 8000,000. (if course no?
thing positive is known about the firm s
[ assets, but, the most sanguine do not
hope for more than 50 cents oil t he dol
? lar. The whole city is restless and the
excited merchants, even those who have '
not lost directly, say that the damage
to their trade will be considerable, as
'. so many private individuals bail de?
posits in the bank.
I ?.-.- I
I Itnclng at Clifton.
Clifton, N. J.. Hoc 8.?[Special |-?
I first race, live-eighths of a mile, sel
i ling?Battle Cry won. Irene II. second.
April Fool third; time. i:(HV Second
race, seven-eighths of a mile?Glory
won. Thcodosiussecond, Grimuldi third;
time, 1:30,'4. Third race, six and a ball j
furlongs?Lizzie won. Tom Donahue
? second, Marigold third: time, 1:22 '..
! Fourth race, mile and one-eighth, handi
I cap?Outbound won. Blue Jeans second.
I Golden Heel third: time. \-.:>~;'.. fifth
race, throe-quarters of a mile, selling
? Docrlodgc, won. Mamie B. second,
Prince Edward third; time, 1:1T":. Sixth
1 race, seven-eighths of a mile, welter?
weights?The Sheriff won. doe Courl
lley second. Premium Behling third:
time, 1:32 J^.
Philadelphia Halten Fall.
Philadelphia. Dec. k.?[Special| -I
: Tho hat manufacturing firm of Price.
I Sherman it Co.. consisting of William
B. L.Price, Carlos Sherman and Charles
? L. Sherman, of Til Snyder avenue, this
city, made an assignment to-day. Carlos
S. Shorman lives at Castle Vergent. Tim
assignment precipitated the failure of
Frederick S. Sherman, a retail dealer in
I hats and furs, at 1017 Chestnut street,
j A judgment note with execution, was
j this afternoon entered in the common
' pleas court, No. I. by Roberts. Cush
man & Co.. of New York, against C. B.
Sherman. Charles L. Sherman, and
Price, Sherman .* Co.. for $78,812.
A I'.i;; KllillirV.
Nkw Yor.k, Dec. s.?[Special] Koll?
ert S. Roberts, Edward Roberts, and
' Nathan II. Roberts, comprising the linn '
I of Roberts. C-husman A- Co.. dealers in .
and importers of baiters' materials at
[ 177 Grocno street, made an assignment
to-day. The firm is one of forty years' 1
good standing. They say the tariff had
I nothing to do with their failure. !
although their business is largely im
. porting, bill that other linns dragged
t hem down. The failure is for about
half a million and the members of the
' flrni confidently assert that they will
: pay in full, because they an- men of
\ moans outside their business.
TollMCCO in New .Icisny,
Bki.vidkiik. N.J.. Dec. ft.?I Special |?
A number of leading lluntcrdon county
j farmers (fnuve decided to attempt the
I cultivation of tobacco next year. They
believe that a now and thriving indus?
try for New Jersey farmers will be in?
augurated by the attempt-. It has been
j demonstrated that the soil of llunterdou
county is well adapted to the growing
The Times in the Dnlon.
At the meeting of the Roanoke Typo?
graphical Union, No. GO. Henry With?
ers Shobor, chairman of Tut: TlMKS
chapel, was elected vice-president of tho
Union. ??? L. Rodler, also of Tut:
TlMKS, was eb cted corresponding secre
GORMAN ON THE FORCE BILL
He Says the Situation of the
Country is Becoming Serious.
The Democrats, Though Flushed With
Victory, arc Ready to .loin With the
Majority in l'reventlag th? impciulint;
Wreck; hut the Other Side Venbit* in
Keeping the Hill l!t-forc the Senate.
1 ill' tes
Washixc.rox, Dec. 8.?f Special J?In I
tbo Senate to-day Mr. Gorman presented
n number of petitions, principally from
New York State, protesting against the
passage of the force bill.
Mr. .1 ones, of Arkansas, oilored ;? res?
olution (which went over under tho rule)
calling upon the Attorney General for
information concerning certain super?
visors ?f election appointed for the first
and Saeond districts of Arkansas for
the Congressional election of November
ind an accounting of what money
nl then anil since in connection
ndian question again came up in
a dis-'OU sion upon a joint resolution here?
tofore Introduced by Mr. Morgan, ap?
propriating 35,000 for an investigation
of the;) lioux outbreak. It was partici?
pated*,!) by Messrs. I'ierce. Yoorheos
and l'| ddock, the latter indulging in
some xlticisms upon "militarv chief
tians.** who. at every cross-roads they
stop a . send for newspaper men to in?
terview them. In this way a great
many foolish things were said, and
there iad been a grcal deal of absurd
exaggeration in connection with the
\\ hole business.
Mr. Iliawley favored Mi-. Morgan's
joint resolution, and said thai one
cause iif ills! urbunoo was the opposition
of somjR.of the Siouxs to tin- settlement
mode joy the Sioux commission two
years ap>. "The Government,"' he said,
??had fined to do its duty generally by
M r..CM organ's joint resolution was
referral to tho committee on Indian
Thefesolution heretofore offered by
an calling on the Secretary of
isury for it statement of the
moniofljpaid i?> John I. Davenport as
chief supervisor in each year since ISTI.
and a statement of Mr. Davenport's
claim Which has been rejected a I tho
Treasury, was taken up and agreed to.
Mr. Hoar, at lt:05. moved to proceed
to a consideration of the elections hill;
but. on a suggestion that Mr. Gray was
temporarily absent, lie withdrew his
mot'On, anil then asked unanimous con?
sent to have a time Hxcd (Fridry next
at I p. m.) for taking the final vote on
Mr. Morgan said thai before such con?
sent caabl In.' given, be wanted to know
which "bill was before the Senate.
Thorn was no bill, ho .said, before the
Sei.ate. according to a statement made
in the last few days, at least nobodv
kie-w what it was.
Mr. Gorman suggested thai the Sena?
tor from Massachusetts ought, himself,
to see the absolute Injustice of such a
proposition at this stage of the pro?
Mr. Gorman was going on to state his
views on the proposition, when he was
cut short by Mr. Hoar saying that, as an
objection was made, there was nothing
Mr. Gray meanwhile came into the
chamber, and. tho election bill having
been taken up. he yielded to Mr. Gor?
man, who argued against the proposition
to fix a time for taking the vote. lie
recalled a statement of Mr. Hoar at the
last, session that if the eh etion bill were
not then taken up and disposed of there
would not be time to do so in the short
session. It hail been. Mr. Gorman said,
the Hrm conviction on his side of the
chamber that after what had eceured at
the late election, the Senator from
Massachusetts would not. press this
bill at an early stage of the session, so
that Senators on bis side had not pre?
pared themselves to discuss it intolli
They had come to the session, not
elated with tin- late Democratic victory
at the polis. but looking with seriousness
and earnestness at the condition of the
country. They recognized thai that
condition was more serious than it had
ever been before during his short life.
He thought he voiced the sentiment of
every member of the Democratic party
in both Houses when he said -that they
were perfectly prepared to lay aside
their partisan views and to assist in
doing something to stay the, greatest ca?
lamity that bad ever befallen th.o Amer?
Mr. Gorman continued: --We stand
to-day. Mr. President. on a volcano. VYo
have beard discussions as to starving
Indians, but we take no note (it appears)
of the fact that t he farmers of t lie land
are mooting and resolving that there is
danger and trouble, if not starvation,
among them. ThclabOr of our country
appeals to the administration and to
Congress to stay this awful wreck. The
faces of bankers and merchants are
blanched with fear. No man can tell
Whether, to-morrow or next day. every
bank in the groat centres of commorce
will not be closed by suspension of pay?
ments.Ami now.in midst of Such a stale
of affairs we. who came here Hushed
with victory, had hope that the major?
ity party in the Senate would give us an
opportunity to join w ith it in preventing
the wreck which is now impending.
??Put tin- Senator from Massachusetts,
since the second day of the session, has
continued to keep this bill before the
body, day by day and hour by hour, re?
fusing even the usual adjournment from
Friday till Monday. Head the great
papers of tin- city of New York to-day.
'I hey tell yon that the Secretary of the
Treasury, taking the only action that
he is authorized to take within tho law,
has come again lo the relief of commi rcc
by buying ?5,000,000 in bonds, and that
is bui a drop in the bucket.
"The Secretary of t ue Treasury has
paid out of the Treasury a hundred
millions for bonds, and that hundred
; 9, 1890. Fl]
millions has disappeared. Hanks bare
loss monoy now than thoy had before
tho payment of that hundred millions.
1 would say to tho Senator from Massa?
chusetts, lay aside this bill, which tho
country has pronounced against; lot it
go, and lot us take up matters which ail
classes of our fellow citizens are looking
to us to consider. If you do not. if you 1
persist in tho course which has been
! marked out by the Scrator from Massa- j
: chnsotts, the responsibility must rest
with tin* party in power.
"If the Senator from Massachusetts
fore s the consideration of this partis in
measure while bankruptcy and ruin
are going on. he has the power to do it;
but when he goes back to Hosten he
will lind that the merchants and bank?
ers and men of alfairs there, as well as
farmers and laborers, will tell him
that, while he is attempting hostile
legislation against a section of the j
, country which, if it had not been for
the products of that, section, if it had '
; not been for the moving of whose cot- ?
! ton crop, there would not lie one bank I
' in Massachusetts able to pay its do
( '?The only thing that has saved them
has been the fact that they have been
able to draw on that cot ton crop and on its
resultant oil. You may hasten the wreck:
you may speed the time when this dis- I
tress shall become universal. So be it.
Mr. President, if vou will have it so. .
Again we tender to you our earnest en
doavora to stay this panic and save our
I Mr. Hoar replied to Mr. Herman in a
: speech which, epitomized, was a recom?
mendation to tin1 Democratic Senators
to apply Mr. Gorman's suggestions to
themselves to cease their obstructive
tactics, and allow the election bill to '?
Mr. Gray then resumed his argument
against the bill, criticising it in its do- >
' tails, lie spoke of the machinery pro- j
; vided in it as similar to that under
! which Napoleon 111 arranged his plobl- |
Seite in is.".-.', and erected an empire on
the ruins of tin- French republic, lie
thought that, tbehill.it" it were not to
be recommitted to the committee on
privileges and elections, should be at
! least sent to n committee oh style, which
; would make piain what the bill meant, i
! Let us. he said, adhere to the rules of i
; English speech, if wo are not to adhere j
to the rules of English liberty and free- j
dorn. Let us have lucid periods from ;
the Senator from Massachusetts, and \
not the turgid, confused phraseology of j
the chief supervisor of elections of New
York. And then we can disduss tho bill
with more intelligence than we can dis- ,
cuss ii wit ii now.
In the course of a colloquy between ?
Senators Gray and Edmunds. Mr. Cray i
imagined a case of the Vermont Sena- j
lor going to the polls in bis own town ;
to vote itild having a dirty deputy mar- i
shal (inspired by ruin and politics) lay
his hand upon his shoulder and saying ;
that he arrested him for offering to vote :
! when not properly registered, or w hen i
not residing in the precinct, and taking
j him before a United States commis?
sioner. ??Was tout. : Mr. Cray asked.
I ??consistent with freedom of ( lections-.'"
' Deputy marshals, he lidded, were under 1
the bill to be at the polls to promote
fraud. They would be there lo make ?
elections one-sided, to arrest Democrats I
' for real or supposed election frauds, and '
to allow Hcpiihlicuns to go free, or in i
ease of Democrats being in power to ar
' rest Republicans and to allow Demo- i
erats to go free.
Tin- bill. Mr. Gray said, should bo
j trampled under foot: should never tind a |
I place in the statute books of t ie United
States: should be taken out branded by
the hangman as being an insult to the '
free people of a free country. It was.
to say the least of it. a stretch of power ,
conferred upon Congress. In conclusion, i
lie said: -'l beg of you let it stand in '
its ancient ways, and not to disturb its
ancient landmarks. There are princi?
ples so embedded in our constitution
and scheme of "government that they
I cannot be touched or removed without
! jostling and shaking the whole frahric :
of our liberties. I beg you to consider ,
that we should conserve their ftindu
| mental principles, their great doctrine
of local self-government, and let them
i remain for all time as immutable as tho
snow-covered peaks of the Western i
, .mountains, which have stood so long as '
the sentinels of centuries."
Mr. Ilorry obtained the floor at .".:'.'.".. ;
i whereupon the Senate adjourned.
i t:ocKt:i>IMiS ok 1 iii. IIOt'sk.
Washington, Dec. 8. -[Special] Mr.
j E. 15. Tnylor from the committee on
tho judiciary, reported back the Enloe
resolution calling for the arrest id
? George Munot, one of the doorkeepers
of tin- House, for attempting violently
i to prevent Mr. EhloO's exit from the
hall of Representatives during a call of
I the House in August last. The report
I of the commit tee was thai no action on
the part of the House was called for.
and the resolution was laid on the table
w iihout objection or debate.
The floor was awarded to the District
of Columbia committee. A bill known as
the "Atkinson bill." granting certain
privileges to the Haltimore and Polo
mac railroad within the city of Wash?
ington, and which was for a long time
I a stumbling block in the way of the
business last, session, was taken up.
j ordered engrossed, and read the thild
lime, and a motion to recommit was de?
feated 7.*. to I7!>.
The same determined opposition :<> i'
which was shown last session was
: manifest to-day. but it was unavailing.
Several bills rotating to the municipal
government were passed im the motion
of Millikeil. To-morrow was set apart
for consideration of tho public building
measures which have been favorably
reported by the committee of the whole,
j Mr. McKinley reported from the ways
' and means committee and too House
passed a bill prov iding for a rebate on
i toUjicco in stock equal to tho reduction
i.jMde in the international revenue tax
\fWtho last tariif bill. Mr. McKinley
ifirroly stated that the bill was similar
? fo the provision of the tarilT bill sec
1 tion 30 which bad been omitted in the
' enrolling of the measure, and on the
; declaration by Mr. Mills, of Texas.
that it was "all right " n > opposition
J was made to its passage.
y Everybody reads it.
? * ? *.
ICE THREE CENTS.
THE ALLIANCE MAKES DEMANDS.
Low Tariff, Free Coinage of Sil?
ver, the Sub-Treasury Bill,
Government Control of linilrnud* ami
Telegraph Unm, anil the Abolition of
National Dank* Aiming the Most Im?
port-nit Demaiitls ? The I'lutforni
Adopted After a Spirited Debute.
Odai.a, Via., Dec. 8.?[Special]r?Tho
National Farmers' Alliance assembled
again tliis morning at s'::iu. After
routtno work and few speeches, giving*
nowspaper correspondents a drubbing
because they have secured information
of the proceedings beyond that given,
out by the press committee, the conven?
tion listened to a report of the commit?
tee on legislation, with reference to tho
sub-Treasury bill, and this matter was
under discussion tor over two hours.
The exact nature of tho report and
the discussion thereon has not yet been
learned, but a warmer controversy has
been going on all morning, if one may
judge by the sound of voices, applause
and frequent raps of I'resident l'olk's
gavel, sounds of which come through
tlu> open windows of the convention hall.
The report is said to have reoom
mended numerous changes in the bill as
originally drawn, presumably with the.
purpose of securing Democratic support
tor this measure.
Captain ('. A. Power, of Indiana, has
been circulating a petition to the Na?
tional Alliance, asking that it, reverse
its action of Saturday night, naming
Washington. 1). <'.. the third Tuesday
in November, as the time and place for
holding the uext annual meeting, and
making Indianapolis the place. Many
signatures have been st can d already
among the delegates, and it is predicted
that a change will be made.
About half tho delegates, with the
ladies, have gene on an excursion to?
day to the llomassa phosphate Heids
and the Wulf coast.
It is now predicted that, the Alliance
may remain in session two or to reo days
Karly in the forenoon session of tho
Alliance the financial policy of the order
came up for discussion under the report,
of the committee on legislation. 'Ibis
report as to the financial policy con?
tained following amended demands:
??First -Wo demand the abolition of
national banks. We demand that tho
Government shall establish suo-troasur
ies or depositories ill several States
w hich shall loan money direct to the
people at a low rale of interest, not,,tit
oxceed two per cent, per annum on non
perishable farm products and also upon
real estate, with proper limitations
upon the quantity of land and the
amount of money. We demand
that the amount of circulating
medium he speedily Increased to not
less than g,?(l per capita.
Second. We demand that Congress
shall pass such laws as shall effectually
prevent the dealing in futures on till
agricultural and mechanical produc?
tions, preserving a stringent system of
procedure in trials Slick as shall secure
prompt conviction and imposition of
such ponulitics as shall secure a most
perfect compliance with the law.
Third?-We condemn the silver bill
recently passed by Congress and de?
mand in lieu thereof free ami unlimited
coinage of silver.
Fourth -We demand the passage of
laws prohibiting alien ownership of
laud, and that Congress take prompt
action to devise some plan to obtain all
land now ow ned by Alliance and foreign
syndicates, and that all lands now held
by railroads am', other corporations' in
excess of such as is actually used anil
needed by them be reclaimed by the
Government and lit Id for actual settlers
I'lflh ? Relieving in the doctrine of
equal rights to all and special privileges
to none, we demand that our national
legislation shall be so framed in tho
future as not to build up one industrial
expense of another. We further de?
mand the removal of the existing heavy
tariff tax from the necessaries of lift"",
that the poor of our luild must have.
We further demand a just and equitable
system of graduated lax on incomes.
We believe that tho money of the coun?
try should ho kept as much as possible
in the hands of Hie people, and beneo
we demand that all national and statu
revenues shall be limited to the neces?
sary expenses of the Government, eco?
nomical l.\ and honestly administered.
Sixth?Wo demand* a most rigid,
luciest and just State and national gov?
ernment control and supervision of tho
means of public communication and
transportation, and if this control and
supervision do not remove tho abuses
now existing, we demand the Govern?
ment ownership of such means of com?
munication ami transportation.
A spirited debate followed tho intro?
duction of this report, at the beginning
of which President Polk reminded the;
members of the restriction of live minu?
tes placed upon all speech-making by a
resolution previously adopted.
IMaiix for I tie It. and Depots.
\\ i.Nstox, N. C. Dec. s.---I,Special I ??
Major A. fInderdonk, the chief engineer
of the Roanoko and Southern, has three
plans for tho depots of the road to bo
constructed in Roanoke, The authori?
ties of the road have hot yet decided
which one will be adopted, and no de?
tails of the plans can yet be obtained.
Stricken in I he Pulpit.
Nf.w P.iti-xswloK, N.j., Dco.3.- [Spe?
cial) Row Paschal strong, aged r?5
years, of Fast Millstone Reformed.
Church, was stricken with paralysis ill
the pulpit last evening and fell dead.
The Weather To-Day.
Virginia: ? learing and fair weather,
winds shifting to southwosteilv anil
warmer; fair and warmer on Wednes?
Ol.ii exchanges tor sale at TlIK T1MK8?
oOlce; iO cents per 100.