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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVUiLE, KY., MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1887
A- QUESTION ABOUT
The auMttkm ha trrobiiM fccen naked thonnuida
rumoalloir can Brown's Iron Hitter curs ererj
lUlngr' Well, it down' t UutitdomcursanTdlMaM
for which m repntabls physician would proscribe IHON
ITiyBiclinji reoojtnizo Iron the beat roatocatire
cent known to th profession, and inquiry of an
leadlrur ohemleal Ann will substantiate the assertion
that thorn are more preparations of iron than of any
ether BubnUnoo uaod hi niodiclno Tills shows con
elnsiTclr that iron is acknowledged to be the most
knportantfactorinsaccenfulraeliripractioe. It is,
Dowerer, aromarksblp fact.thatTiri.tr to tho uimot
rjof KilOWtfiHIlON IIITTKKSnotwrfoct
lj satisfactory iron combination had ever been found.
BROWN'S IROi. BITTERS&tJSSS:
headache or produce constipation all otlior Iron
modtchiPiMlo. imoVN'S IKON IUTTEK8
cures IiiiliKontlnn. KlIionnneHS, WcukncBs,
Dyspepsia, IHnlnrlii, Chill and Fcvera,
Tired Fcrlln,Jeiit!rnlI)cblUty.Pnln in the
Kla for all those ailments Iron is prescribed daily,
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS.noTcTrStt
rnlniito. TjIIcs all other thorough modlclnM. It acts
elowly. Whan taken by m'n the rrmt nvmptora of
beneilt is ronewei ensruy The muclos then become
limner, tho digestion Improves, the liowols are active.
In iromrn the ollect is usually more rapid and marked.
The eyes bofrfn at once to brighten i the skin clears
p: healthy oolir oomes to tho cheeks; nervousness
disappears; functional derangements ttoonme regu
lar, and if a nurdnsr mnther. abundant sustenance
w supplied for the child. Itemember Brown's Iron
Ulttors lstha ONIV iron modicine that la not in
jurloun. Vhytirtani and liriiiltltreeommtn'Ht.
H Gennine has Trade Mark and crosied rod lines
on wrapper. TAKtt NO OT1IUR.
OVER A MILLION DISTRIBUTED!
CAPITAL PRIZE, $300,000.
LOUISIANA STATE LOTTERY COMPANY
Incorporated by the Legislature In 1868, for
educational and charitable purposes, and lis
franchise made a part of the present Bute
Constitution, In 1879, by an overwhelming
ItB Grand Single Number Drawings take
place monthly, and the Beml-Annual Draw
ings every six months (June and December).
" We do hereby certify that we supervise tlu
arrangement for all the Monthly and 8emU
Annual Drawing of the Louisiana State Lot
tery Company, and in perion manage and eon
trot the Drawing themselves, and thai the tamt
are conducted with honeity, fairness, and in
mod faith toward all parties, and we authoriu
the Company to use this certificate, with fan-iin-(Ut
of our signatures attached, in it advertise-
We the undersigned Hank and Hanker wiU
pay all Prizes drawn in the Louisiana Slate Lei
lerie which may be presented ut our counter.
3, II. OGI.ENItT, Pres. La. NrUqmaI Bh
P. IiANAVX, PrcMldeHt Ntnte Mat'l Ilk.
A. BALDWIN, Pres. N. O. National Rk
OARL KUIIN. Proa. Union rVat'l Bank.
-SttAND SEMI-ANNUAL DRAWING
to the Academy of Music, New Orleans, Tues
day. DEC. 13, lfcW, CAPITAL PRIZE, 9300.000
. iue,000 tickets at fc!0 each; halves, J10; tjuar
ters,S5; Tenths, $2; Twentieths, $1.
1 flUAK oi sauu.uuu is .ksuu.gbd
i prize: or
l prize: of
lmow is. lCO.UJe
60,000 is G0.fe
1 prize or
2 PRIZK8 of
6 PRIZES Of
JS PRIZES or
B0 PRIZES Of
ace PRIZES Ot
Mi PRIZES of
25.010 ls...... 25,008
10,0-0 are .... 2U.0p
0,000 aro. 2S,tfie
1,000 are.-............. 25,600
600 are SO.OcO
3M) are ............ 60.1W
200 are -... 100,000
Mt Prises or $600 approximating to
SSeO.OOO Prleo aro ..-.., C4.SM
Kt Prices or 130) approximating to
8100,600 Prize are . . ... aa,08
MO Prises ol 9200 approximating to
(u0,000 Price are...... ............ 30.6B6
ijm Prlrea or SIUI decided by $300,060
Price are IM.ON
Ijm Prices of Slut) decided by 6100,009
Price are ...'..... 10O.CM
8,166 Prizes amounting to Jl,o45,n00
ror ClUb RaloH, or any farther Information
aatply to tho undersigned Your handwriting
a tut bo dlstluct and signature plain. More
sapid return mall delivery will be assured Dp
year enoieslng an euvelopo boarlng your fall
Send Postal Notes, Express Money Orders,
r New York Exchange In ordinary letter.
Vwrenoy by Express (at our expense) ad
M. A. DAUPHIN, New OrleanB, La.,
r M. A. DAUPHIN, Washington, D. 0.
Address Registered Letters to
NSW ORLEANS NATIONAL BANK,
Now Orleans, La
RGITieiTlbCf Generate Reaurwcard
and Karly, who are In charge of the draw lags,
jb a guarantee oi aosoiuto lairness ana integ
rity, that the chances are all equal, and thai
aoono can possibly divine what numbers wllJ
draw a Price.
JKEMEHBER that Four National Banks
guarantee the payment or Prices, and that all
tickets bear the signature ot the President
1 an Institution, whose franchise Is recog
nised la tho highest Courts; therefore, beware
c any imitations oranooyHiousBcnemes.
R.JDEWI1T O. FKASKUR,
Oflloe: Bntton Street, next
door to Fostofflee.
TB. W. S. KOORES,
AODoa Beoond Htreet. over Run'
Tea A Hooker's ilrv irnnils ntnna.
tntrooa-oxlde Gas administered la all caw.
m JS, W. NMITU,
VltWtrlk. AYrt A MlniiMrilMn mabI
luwd for the valnlesa extraction ef
tteta. Offloe on Oourt Street aplSdly
THE CRISIS IN FRANCE.
M. 8ADJ-CARNOT PRE8IDENT OF THE
Klotlaa Brraka Out la Paris, but is
Qavllcd by th Military Th Oanaral
of tho Army reading tha Rlectlonofa
President Itulaa With an Iron Hand.
Paris, Dso. S. After the announcement
of President Orevy's resignation the Repub
lican groups took a ballot, which rosultod
at follows: M. Floquet, 10 1 votes; M. Do
Freycinot, 01; M. Briuon, fVJ; M. Sadl-Car-ndt,
40; M. Ferry, 10; M. Faillleres, 8; iL
Grovy , 2.
Anothor ballot, In which .'J3S senators nnd
doputios voted, was takan shortly after
ward, resulting: M. De Freycinet, "lOO
votes; M. I3rlsaon, 84; M. Sadi-Caniot, 27;
M. Floquet, SO; iL Forry, 11.
At 5 o'clock a gang of )00 youngsters, led
by Carneliant, Basleyand otbors, attamptud
to rush through the Republican guard, and
hurled stones at tho soldiers. Tho com
mander gave the word and the cavAlry
charged on tho mob, injuring a dozou or
more. Two similars rows occurred in the
Place do la Concorde and the Rue Royalo,
and the Revolutionists wero scattojed to tho
winds by the horsemen. Several revolver
shots were fired, and opposite tho Madoloine
a bullet hit a coachman's hat. He whipped
hid horse into tho crowd and his cab was
overturned and smashed, while he injured
ix men with an iron wrench. He would
probably have been killed had not the
cavalry dosuo.l down upon tho people, scat
tering thorn right and left
Serious rioting occured in the Place do la
Concorde later in the evening and sixty
were injured. Violent speeches were made
at a Socialist mooting, but tho re was no dis
turbance Gen. Sauseier it all that remains of tho
government, aud ho rulos with an iron will.
lie rides about in a general's full uniform,
and will quell any attempt to usurp tho
M. Orevy loft the Elysoo in the evening
and drovo at once to his mansion, whore M.
Wilson and famdy had preceded him. He
looked thoroughly worn out;
I Louise Michel, who was, arrested Thurs
day, was released yesterday, and wherever
eon was hustled to soino other pt.,'C of the
city by tha polioe. The more respectable
portion of the crowd hissod her, but alio
I merely called them a pack of idiots and
Last night M. Ilouvier said that if Ferry
was eloctod president ho should consider it
his duty to see him safely housed in the
Elysee. The Radicals assert that if Ferry
does reach the Elysoo ha will have to wade
The first trial ballot taken to-day at Ver
sallies of tho votes of the senators and
deputies of the left resulted in M. Terry
receiving 2o0; M. Freycinet, 103; M. Bris
son, 81; M. Sadi-Carnot, 09; Gen. Saussier, ?.
I A second trial ballot of the senators and
deputies of tbo left resulted, M. Terry, 210;
M. Freycinet, 19d; M. Brisson, 70; M. Sadi
On the noxt ballot M. Sadi-Carnot re
ceived 600 votes, which elected him presi
dent of France. All tbo other candidates
The Paris newspapers generally condemn
the ton of M. Gravy's mom age of yester
day. The ex-president has removed from
the palace of the Elysoo to his house on
Avenue Jena. M. Hoquet has withdrawn
his resignation ot the presidency of tho
chamber of deputios.
The Republique Francaisa's attempt to on
trasize M. Tarry is really aimed at the
whole body of the opportunists who, how.
ever, will not allow thomtelves to be ex
cluded from tho government of the Re
public Comment From en English fjonroa.
London, Doc 5. The message of Presi
dent Grevy to tha French parliament is a
most unique document and croatas in Lon
don, where it can be digested without preju
dice, footings littlo short ot disgust and
pity tor the man who wroto it While it
was perfectly apparent to every politician
In Franca and patent to tho civilised world
that nothing was left to M. Grevy but to re
sign, the vain old man clung to his place
and assumed that his removal would pre
cipitate tho downfall of Franca, History
scarcely furniihos an equal example of
vanity. Counseled by evory statesman in
France to withdraw and give place to any
man who could be Delected by the consti
tuted power to accomplish what he himself
had failed to do, this vain old man with his
dying official breath doolaros that ho washos
bis hands of responsibility for futuro events
He hardly needed to give this warning,
since all but ho had long since observed that
he was as far removed from possible con
nection with future political events as a
man could well be and yet live; still there
is this to be said 'in bis favor: had he been
less honest, less patriotic and less mindful
of tho safety and wel(aro of his friends he
might be in a position to diotate tho polioy
if not the succeeding incutnbeut of his
office, instead of being compelled to launch
himself, us he has done, into political ob
scurity. The great mistake that M. Grevy
has made is not that he endeavored by
every possible means to shield the rascally
practices of his daughter's husband, but
that he defied publio opinion, in the belief
that he embodiod all that was good, pcrat
and patriotic, while his opponent repre
sented everything ignoble. It was his
vanity, not his laok ot patriotism or honesty
that overthrow him. Ho might have been
compelled to resign in the end, but had ha
given aid where be interposed 'obstaolea,
rendorod frosh service to the country where
be paused to remind the people of those he
had performed, ho could have vacated the
Elysee as great in tha estimation of France
as he was when ho was choson to fill the
highest position in the organization of tho
republic, and would bave been as powerful
in the councils of the nation as the greatest
of the men who now speak of him only
with commiseration or contempt
The beginning of M. Gravy's downfall
was not the discovery of If. WiUoa's dis
honesty, Tbo excavation of tho mine which
was subsequently charged aud yesterday
exploded under his feot was begun when M.
Gravy went out of his way to Join In tha
hue and cry against Boulanger, and that
general's, friends jure not the only persons
I who realise this. Hundreds and thousands
of Frenchmen in Paris and out of it called
attention to this fact weeks ago, but small
attention was paid to it Now everybody
is willing to admit it Forces hod been at
work stnoo tho time that M. Grevy virtually
declared that, he would procipltate France
into Anarchy rather than sanction a minis
try of whfch Gen. Boulanger should bo a
member, that a greater ami .stronger man
vthan he could not havo resisted. Gen.
Boulanger may not profit politically bv the
change; ho may never again im a cabinet
minister, but he has tho satiffactioti of
knowing that Boulangerism wa a potent
power in bringing about the pre3ent ens s
and that tho next president and the. in nis
try as well, will interpose a ion period of
hesitation between assuming ofllct mid in
stituting a series of petty execute i n
him in tho hope of attaining political ends
Lord Mayor Sullivan In Jail.
Dublin, Deo. 5. Lord Mayor Sullivan
was convicted at his Bocond trial to-day,
ani sentenced to two mouths' imprisonment
without labor. In prison he will bo treated
as a flnt cla-s criminal. Ho will not nppoal
ttn case, but will proudly bear tho burden
Imposed on him. After leaving court Sulli
van was convoyed in a cab to a Richmond
prison and was cheered all along tho way.
S-jvoral conflicts took placo botweon the
police and peoplo.
Timothy Harrington, M. P., was arrested
yesterday. This is supposed to be u slap at
tho Leaguo, as he has been its leader since
Mr. O'Brien's imprisonment A man, sup
posed to be James Gilhooly, the Nationalist,
was arroBtod in Cork, and it is rumored
that Jlealy will be arrested.
Archbishop o' Armagh. Dead.
Dublin, Doc. 6. The most Rov. Danlol
McGuttignn, archbishop 'of Armagh, aud
primate of Ireland, died to-day at Armagh.
A eere (Jale.
London, Dm. K.A severe gale is re
ported as provaitiug along the uortheru
coasts of Great Britain.
AN OPEN QUeSTION.
Will the Union Labor Party Put Up a
, Natlutiitl TIeUelT
New York, Dec. 5. Gaybort Barnes,
secretary of the land and labor control
committee, said yesterday tbut tho stato
coinmiiteo of tho Unicoi Labor party in
tended to send an address to the party
throughout the state in regard to the aims
and objects of the organization. Mr. Barnes
thought that, taking everytutug into con
sideration, the party had polled a good vote
in the stuto.
"We intend to hold a National conference
boforo long," he suid, "and consider vurious
"Will you nominate a candidate for -tho
preside ucyf" was asked.
"That tho conterence will have to de
cide," roplied Mr. Barnes. "Per,nuliy I
am in favor of nominating a candidate tor
the presidency. I believe the party snould
nominate a full set of candidates from a
constable up to president " '
"In case it is decided to nominate a can
dsdate, can you tell who he is likely to bef
"I can not and no one can. There aro a
great many opinions to be learned, and so
"we think it best to hold a National confer
ence. I cuuuot toll you when it will take '
place or where. We bave earnest workers
in tho cause in various sta.es, and I receive
many encouraging letters from them.
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Indiana are doing very well."
"It has bqen rumored, Mr. Barnes, that
you are in possession of a number of affida
vits from porsons who stato that tha oou
fessioual in the Catholic churches was used
to influence voters against the United Labor
party in tho recent election. Is it sol"
"It is not, and I can not tell where the
rumor originated. I have no tuch affida
vits, and have only heard incidentally that
tho confeulonal was so used."
Louis A. Post to-day denied tho report
that Dr. McGlynn and Henry George were
drifting apart and wens not the good
friends thoy used to be,
FIRK IN A HOTEL.
Narrow Escape of tho Guests by Jumping
l'rora the Windows Other Plres
GUKLi'it, Out, Djc 5. At 'J o'clock this
morning tire was discovered on tho first
floor of tb Commercial hotel, one ot the
largest hotels in this city. By the timo tho
guests and other inmates wore awakened
the fire had made sucn headway that escape
by the stairways was cut oil and all were
compelled to jump from the windows in
their night clothes. Several were injured
from this causo, but it is thought none
Waugh, tho proprietor, was severely
burned in rescuing his family. The hotel
was completely gutted and will have to be
rebuilt Xoss nnd insurance not yet known.
jVoootnntlvo Works Durned.
Trenton, N. -J., Dec. 6. The Rodgers
Loouuiotivo works were damaged by fire
last night to tha extent ot $40,000, fully in
nnrjej, Wlioonsin, la Flames.
AauLAND, Wis., Djc. 6. A special to tho
Daily News says Hurley is again on fire.
No particulars havo been received yet
CouglillQ Guilty of Murder.
IUvknna, O., Dec. 5. The jury in the
John H. Coughlin case went out yesterday
afternoon, and in two hours announced that
they had agreed. The prisoner was brought
to the court room aud the clerk read the
verdict, finding him guilty of murder in the
first degree. Coughlin grew a shade paler.
A bill of exception was immediately filed
by his attorneys, who also made a motion
for a new trial Tbo verdict was unex
pected, and it was thought that he would be
found guilty of second degree or man
slaughter. The case aga.nst Robinson, the
third of the gang, will begin Monday.
Convicted Murderers Heady to Eov
New York, Doc. fi. It has been discov
ered that Daniel Driscoll and Daniel Lyons,
in adjoining cells in the Tombs, undor sen
tence of death for murder, had Hawed off
the bars; of their colls preparatory to mak
ing their escape.
Na'arly n Million a Month.
MoNrnKAL, Dec. 5, Tho gross earnings
ct the Canadian Paclfio railway for ten
months endiug October 31, 1887, were
19,408,434; working expenses, 10,338,123;
net profits, IS.C'O.SIL
THE GREAT BANK TRIAL
FURTHER WITNESSE8 EXAMINED IN
. TH,E UNITED STATES COURT.
Brings Swift Tells What He Knew or tha
Celebrated Wheat Deal THat Wrecked
the Lata Fidelity National Unnk Tha
Testimony of Other Wltneises.
Cincinnati, Deo. 6. Tho United States
court room was again crowded on tho re
assembling of court, all eager to hear the
great Fidelity bank trial Paul Asbbrook,
a very youthful-appoaring, smootli-facod
individual, tho next witnes, was tho book
keeper of tho Fidelity. Mr. Ashbrook road
from a ponderous lodger tho stato of Har
per's individual account On Mny 18, 1878,
Harper' ncoo nt was overdrawn $10,000.
Juno 10, lb&7, Ben Hopkins asked tho wit
ness to outer on the books, as of the date of
Juno 8, a credit to Irwin, Groon & Com
pany, of SUsJi.UOO. Irwin, Green & Com
pany drew upon this amount until a bal
an co of -i,!Jti:i remained to their credit
Silas Wiliiuiusflti, ouo of tho jurors, went
to sleep duruiij this testimony.
Briggs Swift was tho next wltnoss. He
was asked about tho drafts which wero sent
to Chicago and New York by tho Fidelity
bank, and said ho kuew nothing about
Swift askod Harper several times whother
ho was in tho wheat deal. Harper always
denied, on ouo occasion saying: "Tha man
who says su is a liar." Harper also on June
12, two days before tho break, stronly de
nied tho rumor to a reportor.
On cross-examination- Mr. Smith said he
had spent two or three hours a day in the
batik; had novor inspo'otod the bank's affairs
critically, leaving that to Baldwin. On
June 15, 1&87, Harper told him for tho first
time about tho f,u00,W0 sent to the Chemi
cal. He upprovod It; the bank needed
funds. Harper ran tho bank. Witness had
never oven seen ouo of their certificates of
depodt Tho large number of certificates
issued at one time had atiracted his atten
tion, but Harper said they had been issued
to avoid taxes. When ho approved of tha
collateral being -sent' to New York he did
not know that tho mouoy had been used in
the wheat deal. Iu the latter part of May
Mr. Swift know J. W. Wilshiro nnd Wil
shire, Eckert & Co. were indebtoi to tho
bank JJ,O0O or $40,0001 Ho did not, how
ever, continue to watch their account
Tho examination proceeded with the state
ment time tho issuo of certificates was left
to Harper, Hopkins and Baldwin. Judgo
Wilson asked :
"Is not a civil suit now ponding in tts
court arising out of your connoction with
This was objected to and ruled out
Judge Jackson said:
"That is not u criminal, but civil action.
Mr. Harper ia on trial for a criminal broach
W. H. Chatfleld, the well known paper
manufacturer, who so rashly signed tho lost
bank statement, which was fraudulent, was
tha next witness. Mr. Chatfleld knew noth
ing ot tho issue of the certificates or letters
of advice to Irwin, Green & Company and
' Kershaw & Co.
Judge Jaokson I shall Instruct the jury,
Mr. Burnet, that the officers of a National
bank havo the power to issue legitimate cer
tificates on funds deposited.
Sol Kinoon, the Fidelity director who was
smart enough to resign May 10, 1887, was
the next witness. He confirmed Swift's
and Chatfield's testimony.
Handsome Al Gabr, the "boy director,"
next took (no stand. Gahr is not more than j
tweuty-two, black haired and black eyed, I
and dresses in faultleJS style. A few years
ago ho occupiod the humble position of
office boy iu Perry & Jenny's law office.
Ho was a remarkably flno penman and gen
erally quick and bright Harper 'was a
client ot the firm, saw Gahr frequently,
took a fancy to him and finally installed
him as clerk in his officw on Third street,
where he rose to bo his confidential secre
tary and right bower. He was probably
the youngest bank director in America.
Xlahr was also secretary and treasurer of
the Riversido iron and steel works. The
company had no assets.
"Mr. Gahr, did you go to Chicago on the
night of June Hr was asked.
"Yes, sir," he Bald.
"What did you take with your
"Wilshiro took a package containing
drafts to the amount tfJU,000.H
"Who told you to gof'
"Mr. Harper. He told me to take the C,
H. & D. train, and that Wilshiro would get
on at Cutnminaville,"
Gahr then detailed what had been done
with the money at tho meeting at the Ex
change National bank, Chicago.
"Were you a dirobtor in tha Fidelity I"
"Did you hold any shares in the bankf'
"Wno really owned thornf
Witness stated that E. L. Harper was
financial manager of E. L. Harper & Com
pany; George E. Matthews of tha Swift
works, and a certain Mr. Ives, ot New
York, of the Riverside. Harper was prac
tically the finanoial manager of all Tha
Riverside company had no assets. The com
pany was used to procure money for E. L.
Harper. Tha company got at one time a
"call loan" for 1100,000 fr m the Fidelity.
The total indebtedness of tha Riverside
company upon notes outstanding amounts
"Did not the proceeds of these discounts
go to E. L. Harper!''
"Yes, sir, they did."
Mr. Richard Smith, was tho next witness.
He garo an acoount of his visit to the
Fidelity on Juno 13, 1887, to inquire
whether tha bank was la the wheat deal.
Mr. Smith had asked Harper whether his
bank was interested directly or Indirectly
in tbo wheat deal. Harper replied it was
not Mr. Smith then wrote an editorial for
tho Commercial Gazatto denying tho rumors
connecting tho bank with the deaL
Mr. James H. Stewart, general manager
ot the G, W. & B. railroad and trustee of
E. L. Harper & Company, followed Mr.
Smith. Ho said, that the market value of
the assignors' assots is about $100,000.
"Is it not fact that E. L. Horpor ft
Company owned no real estate, but simply
had largo claims upon corporations owning'
real estate I" was asked.
The liabilities of the company were stated
to be &,i!5', principally upon indorse
paper. The company indorsed H. 3. Buddy
Governor Forakor's father-in-law.
'Squire J. B. Matson, ot North Bend, was
called to testify as to the amount of tb
funds of tha Riverside mill on hand at Uis
timo of the assignment Ho did not reply,
at an objection was mado to him as a wit
ness, and ho was ruled out
J. H. Walters, general bookkeepor of tha
Fidelity, who took care of the foreign ac
counts, wus the noxt witness. He identified
twodopoilt tlckots, which had been handed
fo him by Harper, crediting him with $l(K),
000 and charging the same to the First Na
tional bank, of Now York. Har.xsr had n
money deposited in that bank. Mr. Harper
told wltnoss to let no ono seo tho tickets.
Harper nlso directed him to send in various
drafts drawn upon tho Chemical bank and
amounting to 91,000,000. The drafts wara
lignod by Benjamin E. Hopkins.
Watters said a number of drafts were
drawn which wore not entered upon tha
books of tbo bank whon executed, but soma
timo afterward. During this interval some
body had the uso of tho monoy. On Maroh
17, 1H87, tho bank was in good condition.
Tho court ndjournod until Monday morn
ing. JtfHge Jackson said ho hoped things
would bo so arranged that tho trial could
procood more rapidly.
State Officiate ISxolted Over the Cutting
Case The Message
Washington, Deo. 6. State department
officials are surprised by tho reports ot ex
.citemont in Mexico over the Cutting case.
Whon tho matter first came up the depart
ment let it be understood that tbo claim by
Mexico to extra territorial jurisdiction was
ono which could not be concedod and under
which tho department feared that serious
complications might occur in tha
futuro unless the claim was abandoned.
The matter was however allowed to remain
undisposed of in tho hope that agitation and
ill-feeling would die out
Recently the department has thought ,
proper to ronow tho negotiations and pro
poses to push thorn. In doing this n
spooiflo claim for damages is mado and tha
Cutting affair is subordinated to tha.ltal
question of construction of international
law. This, Secretary Buyard thinks, must
be sottled and that tho Moxican people have
no reason to resent or critioito the action ot
this government, which is iu the interest of
comity and in accordauco with the forms of
Guarding the President's Message.
Washington, Dec. 5. Tho president's
message was completed Friday and read to
the cabinet Then Publio Printer Benedict
was called to tho White House. The presi
dent handed him tho document and told him
he would hold him responsible for its preser
vation from newspaper hawks that are al
ways looking after such prey. Mr. Bene
dict said that ho could bo relied upon, and
going back to his office, called iu the tore
man of the composing room and a number
of selected printers, shut thorn in a room
and told thom that if the message or any
part of it found its way prematurely to tho
newspapers ho would discharge every one
of them. Tho message consists of from
23,000 to 25,000 words. All pretended ab
stracts or- extracts of tho document aro
"Washington, Deo. 6 The comptroller
of the currency has declared another divi
dend of 5 per cent for the. benefit of tho
creditors of the Marine National bank ot
New York city.
YorjNOBTOWN, O., Doc. 5. A mysterious
epidemic is prevalent at New Bedford, Pa.,
a village eight miles from here. Jamas
Donaldson, a resident ot New Bedford, was
a passenger on the steamer Alesia, which
was detained in quarantine recently, upost
its arrival from Europe, a fear being ex
pressed that several deaths that occurred on
shipboard during the patsago were caused
by cholera. Upon Donaldson's arrival at
home his wife washed and disinfeoted his
clothing. Shortly afterwards sho was takes
sick and after an illness of five days died.
It is said that her body turned black after
her death, but this is not confirmed. The
undertaker who had prepared Mrs. Donald
sou's remains for burial, Duffy by name,
soon took sick, as did Donaldson himself.
The lattei died Tuesday. Two children of
tho Donaldsons are now sick with tbo dis
ease, as woll as John Alexander, and a girl
named Heffuer, both of whom nursed th.
Donaldsons during their illness. Dr. Wal
lace, ot NowcAstle, who attended thorn, was.
also stricken a own. At this writing all tha
sick peoplo are convalescing. The impres
sion gains ground, with their recovery, that,
that the malady is is ship fever, and not
A .Deadly Kxpluilon.
Pottsvillk, Pa., Deo, &. Yesterday a
locomotive drawing a freight train on tha
Philadelphia & Reading road exploded near
Mahoney junotioa. The engineer was in
stantly killed, and the fireman and' two .
brakomen so badly injured that thoy died
whilo being taken home. Several others were
badly injured. The men, on aooount ot tha
cold weather, had gathered in tho cab to
warm, when the oxploslon occurred.
Sensational Divorce Suit.
Cincinnati, Deo, 6. A very 'sensational
and romantic divorce suit was filed in tha
common ploas court this afternoon. Samuel
O. Young, an aeronaut of this city, wants
It from his wife, Laura Schwartzal. Th
onion was tho result of a mock marriage.
It ooourred in Allegheny City November 115,
1884, and was performed in a balloon, half a
mile above tho earth.
Texas Treasary ltnplenlshed.
Austin, Tex., Deo. 6. About eighteen
months ago tho state treasury was aboub
so depleted that tho payment of aoiiool war
rants was temporarily suspondod. The casa
balance in tho treasury on tho 1st inst, as
shown by tho official report yesterday, was
11,160,000, of which 1220000 belongs to tha
A Soheuio to ltalso Money.
PatutDELPiUA, DecS. .At the Baptist
fair, at Horticultural hall a quilt is .being
voted for, the candidates for" its ownership
being Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Blaine.
Great rivalry exists between the friends of
the two ladies. Thus far the president's
wife is in the load.