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VOL. XIV.?No. 300
PlUCK THUNE CENTB.
ROANOKE, VA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1895.
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American Federation of Labor.
New Yobk, Dtc 9.?The fifteenth
annual convention of the American
Federation of Labor began In Madison
Square Garden to day. DHogateB wero
present from all over the United States,
Canada and Great Britain. President
McBride presided and Introduced J. W.
Sullivan, of Typographical Union No.
6, who delivered an address. The reports
of the preiident, secretary and treas?
urer was read and referred to the proper
committees. The chairman then intro?
duced Labor Agitator John Swinton,
who made an addreBo, and was followed
by Father Ducey, who spake at some
length. Both papers extolled the dig?
nity of labor. The convention then
adjourned till to-morrow.
A Harbor of Refuge.
Washington, Dec. 9.?Mr. Low, of
Now Yo'k, introduced Into the House
to-day a resolution direotlng the Secre?
tary of War to appoint a board of en?
gineers to examine and report as to the
feasibility of a harbor of refuge at Cape
Lookout or come point near Capo Hat
THE BERING SEA SEIZURES
Senator Morgan's Speech on the
He Handles the British Minister Without
Gloves For Criticising the Senator's
Speech In the Last Congress?He Al?o
Denounces the Action of American
Marauders Under the British Flag.
Washington, Deo. 9.?The feature of
the Senate to-day was a speech by Mr.
Morgan, of Alabama, chairman of tho
committee on foreign affairs and a
member of the Paris Bering sea trib?
unal, upon a resolution ofTorod by him
last week instructing the foreign rela?
tions committee to investigate the ques?
tion of the liability o! the United
Stated for the seizures of British ships
in Boring soa in 1890.
Mr. Morgan took tho position in the
last Congress ttiat the settlotnent of
those olaioiR by tho payment of a lump
Bum of 8125,000, as ordered by tho
President, was neither wise nor proper.
His remarks on that occasion wore tiio
subject of acme comment from tho
British ambassador horo in the loiters
of the correspondence with Lord Kim
That corraspondenoD was printed re?
cently from toe British Blue Book, and
most of Mr. Morgan's epoi ch to-day wag
devoted to paying his respects to Sir
Julian Pauncefoto. Da quoted from his
rr-port to Lord Klmber that Republicans,
Populists and Democrats had voted
against the appropriation, and bis com?
ment attributing tbe action of the House
to the "necessity of party expediency."
Mr, Morgan declared contemptuously
that It was getting to bo tho fashion
abroad to attrlbuto ovorythlng that did
not please them to the "influence of
After quoting Sir Jnlian'a comment
on bis (Morgan's) characterization of
some of the alleged British clalman's
as "recalcitrant and rascally Ameri?
cana," hedeolared that the British am?
bassador's strlcturos wero based on tho
mistaken notion that the British navl
gatlon laws should cover violations of
tho United States statutes. Crimes
against the decalogue la uot, he said, to
bo found in tho Koran.
He denounoed tbe notion of American
marauder! in Bearing sea who had
placed themselves under tho proteotlon
of the British flag as guilty of surrop
tltous piracy. He did not object to the
Englisb . ambassador criticising his
courso either as Senator or as a member
of the Paris tribunal In bis private com?
munications to his government; but ho
emphatically protested that he had no
right to glvehla criticism to the Ameri?
can papers in a pamphlet and thus fore?
stall a reply. Mr. Morgan was exceed?
ingly ironical in his roterenoe to tho in?
discriminate nature of the claims Eng?
land had bundled together and asked to
Bell for a "lump sum."
At the conclusion of hid speech,
which occupied two hour.', Mr. Morgan
asked a vote cn the adoption of his res?
olution instructing the foreign affairs
committoo to nxamioo into and roDort
upon tho liability of tho United States
to threat Britain for seizures.
The resolution was adopted without a
dissenting voico and at 3:45 the Senate
wont into executive session, and at 3:57
p. m. adjourned.
oluuk OF THIS it u us is.
Bepnrt of I>Ubua*euientn For the Past
Washington, Deo. 9.?The report of
James Kerr, clerk of tbe House, which
was present! d to Congress, shows that
from July 1. 189-1, to June 30, 1895, he
disbursed 8801.832,486 and from July 1,
189,5, to December 2, 1895, tho sum of
$1811,760,689. His report also contains
a recapitulation of disbursements made
by him during his term as clerk: De?
cember 8, 1891, to December 3, 1895,
which payments represent the expenses
of the House of Representatives during
that period, except the salaries and
mlloago of members, which are paid
through tho serjeant-at-arms.
Tbe disbursement from December 8,
1891, to December 3, 1895, wero made to
cover tho following items of expanse:
Clerk hire, members and delegates,
8474,146.10; salaries of offlcorB and em?
ployes, 81,745.918 15; salaries of oapltol
police, 877,970 59; stationery, 8343,
153 43; fuel for heating apparatus. $31,
413.44; furniture and repairs, 843,334 33;
materials for folding, 875,655.68; post?
age, 83,831 78; pacitlcg boxes, 813, -
65C 08; miscellaneous Items, 8159 754 34;
oapltol police miscellany, 863 75; rent
annex folding room, 8800; total, De?
cember 8, 1891, to December 3, 1895,
Bepublioana Will Organize the Senate.
Washington, Deo. 9.?The Populist
Senators have changed their former de?
cision concerning the organization of
the Senate, and have now agreed among
themselves to Interpose no objections to
tbe Republicans taking control. They
will act together but as a body and al?
low tho Republicans to elect their can?
didates They may possibly nominate
a oandldate for president pro tern, but
they will not press his olalms nor con?
tinue his oandidaoy bo as to materially
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order and fully warranted, for $150.
Easy payments. No interest. This
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Thr United States Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su?
perior to all others.
DR. ALBERT A. GANNAOAY,
Diseases of tbe Eye, Ear, Rose, Throat.
Eyes Examined and Glasses Fitted.
Office corner Salem avenne and Jefferson street,
Over the Cbrlstlan-Barbos Drug Store.
What Was Done in tbe Sonate, and Booie
Washington, Deo. 9 ? Among the
bills Introduced in the Sonate to-day
wi9 ono by, Mr. Vorhees (Dem., Ind.)
granting a pension of 8300 por month
to the widow ot tbe la.e Sooretary of
State Oen. W. Q. Greshani.
Mr. Baker (Rep., Kens ) offered a
resolution, which was agreed to, calling
upon the President, it not incompatible
with the House interests, to transmit to
the Senate all documents and corres?
pondence at tho State Department re?
lating to the case ot ex-Con?ul John L.
Waller, now undor arrest in France.
By Senator Barry, to provide a terri?
torial form of government for Indian
Territory, with tbe usual stall of local
territory olllolals, to t&ko the name of
By Senator Palmer, giving a uniform
pension of S50 per month to all who
tost & hand or foot in the lato war and
SSO to those who lea; an entire limb.
By Senator Allen, disfranchising any
citizen of the United States who shall
solicit or accept a title patent of nobil?
ity or degree of honor from a foreign
nation and punishing thio act as a crime
by both fine and imprisonment.
In tlio House.
Washington, Dec. 9.?The Mease
held another short session to-day, and
devoted most of its time to discussing
the appointment of House officers.
Resolutions were presented by the Ro
publiasnH calling fur tho correspond?
ence in the Waller case, for lists of
ponalonors who hnvo been Btrlokon from
tho rolls since March 4, 18'.)3, or re?
duced, and for SecrutEry Smith's reason
for an order aitVctlng the action of tbe
land ?fil-30 in connection with the per?
feotlng ot titles to tho Pacific railroad
grant laud< in Utah and Nebraska, hut
all were objected to by Democrats. An
eilort to have printed in tho record the
memorial of tho National Growers' As?
sociation for higher rates mot the same
ANOTHER BOND ISSUE.
All the Indications Point to One In the
Washington, Dec. 9.?The state?
ment is made by persons who are
among those boat qualified to judge
that in tho absence of organized effort
to rollevo the flaanoial situation,
another bond issuo is altogether prob?
able within the next tow months at the
The present condition of the exchange
market and the commercial situation
generally, it is said, point unmistakably
to further largo withdrawals of gold,
and without something is done to pre?
vent the usual r-eavy exports during
January and February which for the last
two years have forced the issue ot bonds
to restore tho gold reserve a similar
situation will confront the Treasury
before the new Congress1? far advanced.
The available cash balance in the
Treasury yesterday, including the re?
serve, was approximately S175.500.000,
and as tho government has realized
from its ihren bond iseuoa about S182,
000,000 It appears that but for these
issues the Government would now be
without one dollar iu the Treasury, and
in addition would have out standing
obligations amounting to about 864.500,
000. In tho meantluao the excess of
expenditures over receipts amount to
Tho cxportB of gold during the last
four months havo been as follows:
000; October,Si, 136,000; November,SIG,
000,000. So far during December. 83,
540.000; making a total of 555,790,000.
So far this cala'ider year the ex ports of
gold amount to about S05,000,000. In
1894 the exports amounted to 3101,819;
From the best information obtainable
it is believed that tho present month
will show a surplug of at least 81,000,
000, which will leave the* deficit for the
fiscal year to January 1 about 815,000,
000. It la expected that this amount
will not be materially increased during
tho remaining months of the fiscal year.
catoqni 11 kos.,
tub i,kadi nu grocers.
three stores in all.
plenty of delivery wagons.
prompt delivery insured always.
wholesale prices on flour.
you can buy one barrel,
or you can buy fifty.
the price just the same.
wb buy in car load lois
at manufacturers' prices.
we sell at retail,
the prices of wholesale.
airs. Cleveland and Mrs. I.union t Present.
Washington, Dec. 9.?There was a
large and fashionable audlenoo at Met
zerotc Musio Hall to-night to attend an
authorVreading by F Llopklnson Smith
and Thomas Nelson Page for the bene?
fit of University of Virginia restoration
fund. Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Lamont
were among the audience.
Not Yet Ready For Congress.
Washington, Deo 9 ?It was stated
at the Treasury Department to day
that Secretary Carlisle was still at
work on his annual report, and that it
would not likely bo ready to send to
Congress before Wednesday or Thurs?
Washington, Deo. 9.?Tho Senate, In
session, has confirmed the nomination
of Rufus H Peokh&m, ot New York, to
bo associate justice of the supreme
court of the United States; also W. E
Fizon, of North Carolina, to be solicitor
of the Stato Department.
North Carolina Postmasters Appointed.
Washington. Deo 9 ? The following
I postmasters in North Carolina were ap?
pointed to-day: Denmark. Samuel Jet
troy, vice J. H Reed, resigned; Hlwais
slo. T T Ktlpawick. vice J C.Green,
resigned; Tom Creek, M. M. Lackoy,
vice J. M. H-cka, resigned.
Place your Christmas order for Hoy
lor's now and save any obanco of dlsap
' pointment. Massie's Pharmacy.
THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE
Bills Introduced in That Body
BMolatton Ashing Congressmen to Aid
the Newport Notts 8hlp-bulldlng Com?
pany In Securing Contracts?BUI to
Amend the State Election Lavti:
Against Lynching; Resolution as to the
lies Monument; Taxing Compound
Richmond, Deo. 0.?la the house to?
day Mr. Gooke offered the following,
which was placed on the calendar:
"Resolved, ~Th9 senate concurring,
that our Benator3 be iastruotod, and our
representatives In Congress bo re?
quested, to uso evory effort in their
power to secure for tho Newport News
Ship-building and Dry Dock Company,
the contract for building two naval gov- I
ernmont ships, for which contrast they
aro the lowest bidders in accordance
with tho Government specifications and
to which they are justly entitled."
Tho first bill offered amending tho
election laws wan onu to-day presented
In tho house by Mr. Radforil. 16 simply
provides that when an olcctoo is physi?
cally or educationally unable to propore
hla ballot that he may call ono of tho
judges into tho b ;oth to assist him.
Senator Plannagan offerod a bill car?
rying out in part tho governor's recom?
mendations an to lynching. Itprovidos
that tho supervisors ot a county, or tho
council of a city or town where a
lynching oocurs, shall arrange for pay?
ment Into tho treasury of the common?
wealth S300 for overy one thousand In?
habitants of such county, city or town.
A resolution was offorod by Senator
Flannagan providing for placing a bust
of General Mahono In the Stato library
building; but, it appearing that this has
already been done, he withdrew his
A resolution was introduced by Sen?
ator Stubbs directing tho commissioner
of public institutions to examine and
report as to tbe condition of the L30
monument in Richmond.
Senator Morris introduced a bill pro?
viding that no Insurance company doing
business in this State shall issue a pol?
icy or policies at any slnglo risk for
more than ten per cent, ot Its capital
?took; or, if it be a mutual company, for
more than five per oent. of its assets.
Ia the house Mr. Berkeley offorod a
bill to tax compound lard for the b me?
rit, of Confederate veterans. It provides
that all dealers In th? article shall ob?
tain a license from the commissioners
I of tho rovenue. License fur wholesale
ealers shall be S200; llconso for deal -
ra in not over fifty pounds 835, and re?
tail dealers 83.
Tno house committees were an?
STATE KEN ATE COMMITTEES.
List of Staudlng Comtnltteos Appointed
by tho Demooratio Conforeuco.
At a conference of the Democratic
members of the Benale, hold after tho
adjournment of that body on Friday
last, the following standing committees
Privileges and Elections?Messrs.
Little, Flood, Fairfax, Maynard, Turn
bull, Boykln, Kane, E. II. Jackson and
G. W. Jaeksou.
Courts of Justice?Mossrs. Jones,
Little, Sands, Flood, Mushbaoh, Hay,
Mcllwalne, Troadway, Buchanan, Boy
kin, Mason, E H. Jackson and Turn
Goneral Liws?Messrs. Sands, Stubbs,
Mushbacb, Williams, Barnes, Brown,
Withers, Lowry, Kane, Snead and Flan?
Roads?Messrs. Echols, Wiokham,
Jordan, Hay, Mcllwalne, Maynard, St.
Clalr, Green, Southall, Brown, Mason,
Kane and Hale.
Finance?Messrs. Wickham, Loven
Btein, Jordan, Jones, Fairfax, Green,
Kezall, Hay, Echols, Morris, Barnes,
Treadway and McCune.
Public Institutions and Education?
Messrs. Stubbs, Echols, Southall, Mor?
ris, Barnes, Buchanan, LeCato, Keezell.
Williams, Snead, Kane, Clement and
Counties, Cities and Towns?Messrs.
Mushbaoh, Williams, Maynard, Buch?
anan, Withers, Brown, Lowry, E. H.
Jackson aad Parr.
Agrioulture, Mining and Manufactur?
ing?Messrs. Jordan, Southall, Falrfcx,
St.'Clalr, LeCato. Clement, Snead,Turn
bull, Hale and Parr.
Fish and Game?Messrs. Flood, Lit?
tle, Stubbs, Treadway, LeCato, Morris,
Keezoll, St. Clalr, Boykln, Mason and
Enrolled Bills?Messrs. Barnes, St.
Clalr, LeCato, Withers, Snead, Kane,
Clements, Flanagan and McCune.
To Examine Clerks, Office and Senate
? Messrs. Morris, Southall and G, M.
Rules?President of Sonate, President
pro tern, and chairman of tho committee
on privileges and elections.
Exooutlve Expenditures?Messrs. St.
Clair, Wiokbam and Claytor.
Library?Messrs. Maynard, Stubbs
To Examine Office Auditor of Public
Acoodnts?Messrs. Withers, Mason and
To Examine Second'Audltor's Office?
Messrs. Southall, Turnbull and Parr.
To Examine Office of Rogistorof Land
Office?Messrs. Williams, LeCato and
To Examine Treasurer's Office
Messrs. Fairfax, Green and Buchanan.
To Examine Bonds of Public Officers?
Messrs. Mcllwalne, Jones and Sands.
Printing?Messrs. Keezell, Flood and
G. W. Jackson
To Settle tho Walton Law.
Richmond, Va , Doo. 9 ?Tho Walton
law Is being widely discussod among
the legislators, and It is ovidont that
tho measure will occupy much time and
bring out a great deal of discussion
latoron. Senator Mushbuck, of Alex?
andria, has expressed himself as fav?
oring a Democratic caucus, in whloh
measures may be considered and dealt
with according to the agreement
reached. He thought this a better plan
than to have long speeches from over
a hundred members, many of whom
would doubtless advooate a different I
polloy. Senator Mushbaok has been
made chairman of the senate commit-*
tee of counties, oltles and towns, and
ho is third on the committee on gen?
eral laws, and fifth on the committee
on courts of justice.
THE: VKI-JK/.fJKLAN DISPUTE.
What the London Times and Journal Des
Debate Say About It.
London, Dec. 10 ?A dispatch to the
Times from Caracas, Venezuela, dated
December 1, says: "The British ulti?
matum has beon rooeived." The Times
also publishes a letter whioh says tbe
Venezuelans are hopeless of preventing
tho judgment going against them on the
question of frontier foraging upon the
British Guiana polirem.
The Paris correspondent of tho
Times quotes an article from the Jour- I
nal Des Dcbats commenting on the
Vonczuolan dlsputos, in which it says:
"In spit9 of its immense industrial
power the United States does not
possoss tho naval and military forcos,
which, after all, are at tho bottom of
ovory diplomatic discussion when car?
ried rather far."
The Times publishes an editorial,
commenting upon tho foregoing, which
contends that tho Monroo doctrine can?
not bo applied olther to the boundary
lino dispute or to tlreat Britain".i do
maud for rooaration on account of out?
rages on Ollioers in British Gulnia.
"It is no more possible," Bays tho
Times, "tu submit tho territory within
tho Schoniburg line to arbitration than
it would be for tho United Stated to sub?
mit to arbitration should Spain sot up a
claim to a part of Florida." Tee romarks
ot tho Journal Des Debats arc not made
in a friendly spirit but they have an ele?
ment of truth, which uenslblo Ameri?
cans oannot ignors.
It is easy to see that if this contro?
versy is not skillfully handled a otate
of things might arise among the Ill
governed Central and Southern Ameri?
can republics, whioh would involve tho
United States in a largo expenditure for
tho army and navy, whiob is now un?
The Chronicle remarks it is an un?
usual courtesy that a copy of Lord Salis?
bury's dispatch to Washington has been
handed to the United States ambassa?
dor, Mr. Bayard.
GERMANY AND THE UMTKD STATES
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Takes
Issue With the President.
Berlin, Deo. 0.?In the reiohstag to?
day tho minister for foreign affairs,
Freiherr Marshall Von Bieberstein,
mado a statement on President Cleve?
land's recent message to Congress. He
denied that there was any differential
treatment In Germany of American cat
tlo aad Insurance oompanles and urged
the house not to bo Intimated by threats
He'said that tho United States still
treat German sugar the nemo as in 1894
in splto of the fact that we havo a most
favored nation troaty. "Wo havo
always," ho said, "truly and loyally
fulfilled our treaty obligations to the
United Statos and will contlnuo to do
so, but do not lot us ba intimidated by
threats of reprisals or Induced to re?
voke our measures." Count Von Kir
doff, tho Gorman silver champion, ex?
pressed satisfaction at the statement of
tho minister for foreign affairs.
N Bald Pasha Goes Rome.
Constantinople, Doc. 9.?It was offi?
cially announced here to day that no
further conflicts between Mussulmans
aud Armenians have occurred, except
in the Zeltoun district. The Valt, of I
Slvas, according to the official report
says that the inquiry into the disturb?
ances at Zatah, show thorn to have
been provoked by Armenian agitators,
who had previously made arrangements
to esoapo from the barricaded points
when repulsed. Said Pasba, who has
been a refugee at tho British embassy,
returned to his own residence to night.
Russians at the Rottoni of it.
London, Dec. 9 ? A speolal dispatch
from Shanghai, says that news which
has been received thoro confirms the
report that the Russians were the insti?
gators of the conspiracy of Li Hau Shin
against the King of Corea. The Rus?
sians who assisted in tbe affair have
identified some of tho Americans who
participated in the plot. It is alleged
that the latter joined in tbe conspiracy
owing to the recent (told mine concess?
ions granted by the queen and because
their salaries as advisors wore reduced.
Barbara Aob Arraigned.
New York, Deo. 9?Barbara Aub,
who confessed to perjury in testifying
that W. L. S. Dangerman bad com?
mitted a criminal assault upon her, was
arraigned to-day in tho court of gen?
eral sessions for perjury and pleaded
guilty, but Judge Cowing refused to ac?
cept the plea and assigned a member of
the bar to assist la her defeuce. Oa
next Friday she will be arraigned
Kramer Appointed Receiver.
C'NoiNNATi.O., Deo. 9.?Louis Kramer
was to-day appointed reoelver of the A
E Burkhard? Company on a suit brought
by Albert Elcbenbreoher. tbe brother
in-law ot Burkhardt. The liabilities,
3250,000; assets, 8380,000.
A State Strike Probable.
Massilon O , Deo. 0.?The coal op r"
ators ot the State having absolutely re?
fused to concedo anything to the miners
employed in the company's store mines,
there remains overy prospect ot a State
Second-hand Upright, Fanoy Walnut,
One upright piano, fanoy walnut, in
uso about one year, in ilr.it class order,
fully warranted, for 8190; on easy pay?
ments, without interest. This is a bar?
gain you oannot afford to miss if you
want a piano. Hobble Music Company.
Seven hundred pounds of Huylor'a
orderod to supply the Christmas demand.
THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Five Great Cities Want the
The National Committee Will Meet in
Washington To-tlay to Holeot a Elace
For the Convention Next Tear?St.
Louis, Chicago, Plttsbnrg, New York
and san Francisco All Want It and
Make Big Offers.
Washington, Dec. 9 ?The national
Republican committee will meet to?
morrow at tho Arlington Hotel to select
the time and place for holding tho na?
tional convention. As to the timo the
committee Booms to bo pretty well
agreed that it should bo held some time
in June, although there are some advo?
cates of a very late convention and a
short, sharp compaign. The place ab
which tho convention will beheld is the
subject of a good natured struggle
Each oilers to p*y off the debts of the
national committee and bEsldea offers a
separate and superior sot o( qualifica?
tions and advantages, both sentimontal,
material and geographical. Tho ques
, vion of candidate.* doos not appoar to
outer into tho question of *he choice of
tho convention city and tho pomiclans
who swarm about tho corridors ssy that
tho committee will select the place for
tho convention and allow the convention
to select tho candidate.
Among those proeent arc somo of tho
most distinguished and powerful leaders
of tho Republican party. An attempt
was made to give the cities a hearing
to day, but many of the comralttoemon
wore absent and it wbb decided finally
to postpono the hearings until to-mor?
row morning at 10 o'clock, whon each
candidate will bn given a bearing to
protont his claim."
Tho question of the basis of repre?
sentation is ono which the committee
will refer, probably, to tho convention
for settlement. Tho leaders, as a rule,
claim that It would be folly to discour?
se the Southern Republicans by re?
ducing their basis of representation
just as they are beginning to vlndloate
their prediction that thu oolld South
would tear away from her old allegiance
to the Democratio party. Committee
man R. C. Kerens said to-night that his
hope was that St. Louis would secure
The other cities seeking the conven?
tion are Chicago, Plttshurg, New York
and San Francisco. An effort was made
to secure a mooting of tho committee
to-night, but a quorum was not secured.
Those present attempted to tr&nsaot no
business beyond tho framing of a tele?
gram to Governor-elect Bradley, of
Kentucky, congratulating him upon his
election, which tologram is to bo pre?
sented to tho full oomruittee to-morrow.
National Committeeman Hahn, of
Ohio, gavo notice that at a meeting of
the committee bo would probably offer
some resolution on the subject of free
elections In the South, referring
especially to Alabama.
A NEW VOHK SENSATION.
Alleged Flut to Itlow Up the Jail With
Nkw York, Dec. !>.?Tho only sensa?
tional event to day in connection with
tho trial of Sheriff Tamsen wan a rumor
to the effect that "0:d Rill Vosburg,"
to'.d tho district attorney this morning
that three escaped prlsouurs, Allan,
Killeran and Ruseoil, had formed a plot
to blow up the jail with dynamite, but
that ho was not in the plot.
The plan to eccape with the use of
dynamite, he said, was to make a hole
lu the wall of tho j til, Etuff it full of
dynamite and blow up tho building;
Vosburg further stated, the rumor Bays,
that ho thought It quito possible that If
an investigation was made enough
dynamlto might be found In tho walla to
blow up tho buildings.
Fellows, It is said, at once began an
investigation, but when aeon to night
he refused positively to either confirm
or deny the story.
For Public ttulldiogs lu Virginia.
Washington, D. 0 , Deo. 9.?Repre?
sentative Tyler, of Virginia, to day in?
troduced in tho House a bill appro*
prlatlng $150,000 for a public building
at Portsmouth, Va.; also a bill provid?
ing that, for the purpose of more fully
oarrylng out the provisions for an sot to
provide for the erection of a public
building at Norfolk, approved January
3. 1891, the further sum of 8100,000 be
appropriated; also a bill appropriating
8100,000 for a public building at New?
port Nows, Va.
The Interview Never Ocourred.
Chicaoo, Dec. 7.?The general man*
ager of The Associated Press has re?
ceived tho following communication:
"To 'bn General Manager of The Asso?
ciated Press: Will you kindly state that
the interview said to have taken place
with me at St. Paul last week re?
ferring to Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland never
occurred. Joski'H Jkkfkbbon."
I'm.ks and piles of Hnyler'a candies for
Christmas. Massle's Pharmaoy.
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