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E57rr" wl -. a r - i& Sfe " J, - . .? fVrSat4w ' fcpWNnuawirfw ir - f i , JUtfr Wklig 3$&ttfn&l Stfiiigtt& VOL. XXVI. WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1S91.16 PAGES, NO. 38, lm X JfC w TUB SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT. UNSUCCESSFUL CONTEST IN THE DI8MOOBATI0 CAUCUS. A Truoo Arranged Until 10 O'Olock To Morrow Morning, Whoa the Battle Will Bo Beiumed-Details of tlio Pro codllngs Yesterday. Before 11 o'clock yesterday tbero wore slcne at the Capitol of tbo approaching con flict over the Speakership. LleutonautB of the various candidates were on hand and picked out available rooms for tho headquar ters of their principals adjacent to tho hall of tho House. Mr. Mills was assigned tho ro6m of tho Committee on Ways and Means, Mr. Crisp tho room of tho Appropilations Com mittee, Mr. McMillan tho adjoining 6ub com mittee room, Mr. Springer tho River and Harbor Committee room, and Mr. Hatch tho Naval Commltteo room. At least an hour before tho caucus met these headquarters began to fill up with tho adherents of tho candidates. The corridors in the neighboihood were thronged, and there was much hurrying to and fro, much whiB pered consultation and much talk of "stand ing firm" and "second choice," and other things pertinent to tho Important issue of tho day. Tho hall of the House was occupied by a throng of people, most of whom were there from idle curiosity, but theio were also many membors present. In tho lobby back of the House workmen were busy adding one more painting to the poitrait gallery of former Speakers of the House. They hung a por trait of Thomas B. Reed on tho wall, and it was Boon surrounded by a throng of critlcB. Nearly all tho delegations of those StateB which have candidates held secret cau cuses at the Capitol shortly after noon to pro pare for the last final struggle. Only in tho meeting of the Illinois delegation was any general interest manifested, as hopes were still entertained by all tbo other candidates that Mr. Springer's forces would go to pieces on tho first ballot. Tho meeting of tho dele gation, however, failed to give them any great grounds for thi6 hope. After the meeting, however, Messrs. Fitnian, Forrnan, and WBjc announced that they would probably desert Mr. Springer and vote for Mr. Mills. Almost immediately upon the beginning of tho business of tbo caucus trouble arose upon the question as to how tbo voting should pro ceed, by secret or open ballot. Tbo question was referred'to a committee on lules, consist ing of one member named by each candidate. Atllr6t all the members of tbo committee ex cept Mr. Bynuin favored a secret ballot. Mr. Bynum said be would not agree to a secret ballot until ho consulted Mr. Mills, in whoso interests ho was on tho committee. On his return ho started to enter a vigorous protest against a secret ballot, when the other members Bald that it was a matter on which they did not care to insist, and that, sooner than have any dlsputo over It they would recommend 'an open ballot, which report was submitted to tho caucus and adopted. i s Tho roll call showed tho presence of all tho Democratic members except seven. The absentees included the five candidates and Messrs. Fyan, of Missouri, who has a broken leg, it is said, and Buchanan, of Vir ginia, who is sick. ( As stated by Chairman Holman, 227 repre sentatives were present, a majority of whom would bo 114. It was suggested that a rule be adopted declaring a two-third vote of tbo caucus es sential to nomination, but tho suggestion did not And favor and was abandoned. It was thou agreed nominations of candi dates should bo made by name only and tho ballots taken viva voce, names being called In the order of the House roll. Tho other rules of procedure adopted were as follows: A majority of all tho votea oast In tho caucus shall bo necessary to a oholoo. " Nominations Bbnll ho made In tho following order: 1, Speaker; 2, Clork; a, Sorpreaut-at-Arms; 4, Doorkeopor; 5, Postmaster; 0, Chap On all questions other than nominations speeches shall bo limited to uvo minutes. Tho rules of tbo Fiftieth Congress, so far as applicable, shall jrovorn tho proceedings of this cauous, except us herein modified. Tho rules were adopted by acclamation and tho various candidates were placed In nom ination. Mr. Mills was nominated by Mr. Culberson, of Texas; Mr. Crisp by Mr. Blount, of Georgia; Mr. Springer by Mr. Nowberry, of Illinois; Mr, McMillin by Mr. Richardson of Tennessee, and Mr. Hatch by Mr. Bland of Missouri. Chairman Holman at this juncturo called tho attention of the caucus to tho fact that it had always been the custom to admit no one to tho caucus but members entitled to vote. It was ordored that ex-members and all others not entitled to vote should retire. Tho first ballot resulted: Crisp 84 Mills.., 75 Springer 83 McMillin ,.18 Hatch 14 Stovena,, 1 Tho details were as follows: For Crisp Messrs. Alderson, Alexander, Al len, Ammerman, Bacon, Bankbead, Beoman, Bontloy, Blanobard, Blunt, Branoh, Bullook, Bunn, Cadmus, Campbell, Crotlo, Cutolilngs, Clarko (Ala.), Cobb (Ala.), Cochran, Compton, Cowlcs, Crawford, Cumraings, Danioll, Bono van, Dorran, Dunpby, Edmonds. Elliott, Ellis, English, Epes. Everett, Fellows, Fitch, Fornoy, Fowler, Oeissenbainer, Gillespie, Grady, Groenleaf, Haynes, Hemphill. Henderson, Herbert, JohnBtono (S. 0.), Jones, Kribbs, Lawson (Ga.), Layton, Lester (Va.). Lester (Ga.), Lowls. Little, Livingston, Mallory, McDonald, MoKay, Moltue. Montgomery, Moses, Oates, O'Ferrall, Outhwalto, Owens, Pago (Md.), Pattison. Payuter. Poudleton, llayuor. ltobortson, Rockwell, Ruck, Stack house, Stump. Stlllraan, Turner, 'l'urpln, Van Horn. Warwick. "Wbeoler (Ala.), Williams (N, 0.). and AVinn-BL , For Mills Messrs. Abbott, Andrew, Bally, Bowman, Bannig, Brawley, Breckinridge, (Ark.) Brecklnridcc, (Ky.) Brotz, Iirlck ner, Brooknblre, Brown, Brunncr, Bushnell, Butler, Bynum. Camlncttl, Capohatt, Carutb, Cato, Causoy, Chimin, Clancy, Coburn. Coolldge, Combs, Cooper, Cox (N. Y.). Craln, Crosby, Culberson, Deforest, Dlckorson, Dixon, Flthlan, Forman Geary, Hnll, Hamilton, Hare, Hurries, Hartor, Hayes, Hoar, Hooker, Johnson (Ohio), Ken dall. Kllgore, Lano, Lamlmm, Laphnm, Look wood, Lory. Meyor. Mitchell, Moore, Mutchler, O'Neill (Mo.), Panoll, Tearson, Bayers, Slerloy, Sporry, Stnhlneckor, Stewart (Texas), Tracoy, Tucker, Warner. whlto. Willcox, Williams (Mass.). Wilson (W. Va.), Wise, Yolvortou-78. For MoMlllln Messrs. Boltzhoovcr, Bontnor, Bunting, Cblpman, Covert, Cox (Tenu.), Enloe. Goodnight, Kyle, Logan, Patterson, Pierce, Price, ltlclmrdson, Snndgrass, Btockdalc, Stono (Ky.), Washington 18. For Springer Messrs. Babbitt, Bryon.Busey, Cubic, Durbarrow, Guntz, Gorman. Holman, Houk (Ohio), Lawson (Va.), Lynch. Martin, McClcllan, McGann, Miller, Nowberry, Page, (It. I.). Patton, Beilly, Scott, Shlvelv, Snow, Stevens, Stewart (III.). Stout, Terry, Weadook, Whcolnr (Mich.), Whiting, Wike, Williams (111.), Youmans 32. For Hutch Messrs. Arnold, Bland, Byrno, Cobb, (Mo.), Dec Armond. Donkory, Hallowell, Heard, Mnnsen. Norton, Riley, Shell, Tnrsney, Wilson, (Mo.)-14. For W. Stevens, of Massachusetts W. O'Neill, of Massachusetts 1. In tho next two ballots Messrs. Lawson (Va.), Peel (Ark.1. Shell, (Mo.). Stevens (MasB.), and Weadock (Mass.), broke to Mr. Crisp, all of their votes, except those of Mr, Shell, who had supported Mr. Hatch, being lost to Mr. Springer. Mr. Mansen (Mo.), and Mr. Williams (111.), broke from Hatch and Springer, respectively, to Mr. Mills, and tnls was tho beginning of tho disintegration of tho Illinois ana Missouri delegations. Tbo first interruption was by Mr. Wilson, of Missouri, who, at tbo conclusion of the sixth ballet, moved that a rcce68 bo taken until 7:80 p. m. This proposition, however, waB overwhelmingly rejected. Mr. SpringerB candidacy was handicapped by tho fact that three men of his own State delegation deserted him and went to Mr. Mills upon tho first ballot. These men wore Messrs. Fithian, Forman, and Lano, and they were subsequently joined by Messrs. Wide, Sill, and Williams, who also deserted tbo can didate of their State and voted steadily for Mr. Mills ia tho long contest which followed. During all this time, however, Mr. Springer was receiving constant support from tho Michigan delegation and a portion of tho Indiana and "Wisconsin delegations and his loyal.followers in Illinois for a long time felt encouraged that this outside support would ultimately rally tho deserting Illinois members to tho solid support of Mr. Springer. The four Missouil men wno 60 valiantly sup ported Mr. natch were Messrs. Byrne, Cobb, Do Armond and Tarsney. The first man to shift from buo of tho lead ing candidates to the other was Mr.-Kribbs, of Pennsylvania, who, at the request of Mr. Mutrbler, of the same State, voted for Mr. Mills. On a subsequent ballot, however, Mr. Kribbs returned to Mr. Crisp's support. Messrs. Dockery and Blaud, of Missouri, voted for Mills on the fourth ballot. On tho ninth ballot Mr. Gantz, of Ohio, changed from Mr. Springer to Mr. Crisp, In order, as he said, to partially offset the action of some of Mr. Springer's Illinois supporters , who bad deserted to Mr. Mills. It was after 8 o'clock ero tho tenth ballot was concluded, and members began to get very woary, as ballot after ballot passed with out showing material change. The caucus had now been In session over six hours with no prospect of adjournment, and members began to pair off for 15 minutes at a tlmo in order to take a hasty lunch at tho restaurant bolow. The Incessant call of the roll told wearily on Messrs. Blanchard and Andei6on, and al ternate secretaries were selected in tho per sons of Mr. Camlnettl, of California, and Rusk, of Maryland. During all this tlmo constant pressure was being exerted by tho various leading candi dates toscattcr tho forces of Messrs. Springer, McMillin and Hatch, but tho hardy followers of tbeso gentlemen stood resolute. Various members began to discuss tho ad visability of choosing a candidate for tem porary Speaker and postponing tho selection of a permanent Speaker until next Monday evening, but tho proposition failed to find general favor because of tho fear of a contest over tho elec tion of tho temporary Speaker. On tho twelfth ballot Messrs. Mills and Hatch held their own. Messrs. Crisp and McMillin lost one each, whllo Mr. Springer showed a gain of three; Messrs. Bullock (Fla.) and Weadock (Mass.) had concluded to support Mr. Springer, while Mr. Gantz, of Ohio, had returned to his first choice. Aftor the seventeenth ballot, which showed no change in tho situation, tho caucus, on mo tion of Mr. Brill, of Massachusetts, who though a constant supporter of Moses T. Stevens, of the Old Bay State, could not bo charged with making the motion In tlio In terest of any of the candidates, adjourned until 10 o'clock Monday. The motion was carried unanimously, those In favor of fighting it being In a hopeless minority and offering no opposition. THE DECISION TO ADJOURN was tho result of a prior understanding on the part of all five candidates, who finally being unable to seo whether there would be or would not bo any advantage in holding tho caucus together, agreed to adjourn and take tho chances. It was tho candidates' under standing that tbo caucus would adjourn to meet again Immediately after tho formal open ing of the House for tho first session of tho Fifty-second Congress. Tho members, how ever, showed a decided sentiment in favor of another attempt too elect a Speaker before tho House convenes, ana" accordingly voted an amendment changing the time of meeting of the caucuB to 10 o'clock Monday morning. The soventecnth and last ballot stood; VrtSPS ( f ? MltM IMfll 1 JMlUSt MMMMIfl IMf M MMIII , ill Springer , 17 McMillin 10 Hatch , 5 StevciiB , , l Tho membeis quickly dUpeised, to seek much-needed re6t before beglnniug tho diffi cult task of breaking a lock; for which anum bor of gentlemen think themselves emi nently fitted. CHRISTIANS MASSACRED. HOBBIUM SLAUGHTER OF FOR EIGNERS IN MONGOLIA. 3Tlvo Hundred Christinns, Sovoral Native Prlasts, a Mongolian Prince, and n Number of Unconverted Natives Slain. Paris, Dec. 5. Tho Chinese Legation in this city received an official dispatch to-day to tho effect that on tho night of November 18 two secret societies, named Tslnthan and Tsalli, composed of emigrants from China proper, proceeded to Mongolia and inaugu rated a rovolt against tho forclgnors and Christians centered In tho district of Tchay oyang, In tho province of Jehol. According to tho latest estimates from 800 to 500 Christians, several native priests, a Mon golian prince and some unconvettod natives were massacred. Many churches were pillaged and burned, especially in tho towns of Tslentcbang and Fingsuton. Tho Em peror, on learning of -the uprising, or dered tho Tsungli-Yamon to telegraph to the Governor General of tho province aud to all tho Tartar commanders in Manchuria to dis patch all their available troops to tho scene of tho revolt. Tho first engagement be tween tho troops . and tho robelB took place' on November 25. Tho rebels were defeated, the troops advanc ing on them from various points and com pletely surrounding them. The different commanders have been instructed to protect all religious establishments and to prevent further massacres. The rebels are unable to count on tho support of tho inhabitants, and it is very likely thoy will soon be suppressed. . i . - m -- THE GRAND ItEVIEW. A Brilliant Opening and Largo Attend ance During tho Wook. Tho Fair of Potomac Corps, W. R. C, at tho National Rifles' Armory, was opened Mon day evening with an encouraging attendance. One of the attractive features during tho week which will continue until Saturday next, Is the series of tableaux arranged by Mr. Thad K. Sailer. Up to, and including last evening, tho fair has been well patronized. Tho hall is beautifully decorated and the scene is a brilliant one. Tho ladies' bright uniforms representing the various grades of the Army and Navy make a beautiful picture. Ono of tho most attractive booths was that of tho Navy presided over last night by Mrs. Addio Saxton, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Clara Murphy, Misses Cora Penfreed, Lizzie Tabler, Clara Willard. Jennie Pomeroy, Nellie Wheeler, and Lula Rose, all looking exceptionally pretty dressed in sailor suits. The artillery booth was pre sided over by Mrs. M. A. Houghton, Mrs. E. A. Vose, Mrs. Lizzie Cnlver, Misses Harriet Guest, Mattio Swlnghammer, and Hulda Cash. At tho lemonade stand were Mrs. Captain Edgar, Mrs. Mattio Thomas, Misses May "Pomeroy, MayTaff, and Blancho Starkoy. At the grab bag were Mrs. Lieuthnant Paige, Cordelia Howgate, Carrie Holly, Mary Lamb, Margaret Thorn, and Mrs. Colonel C. P. Lincoln. Fancy work, Mrs. Ten Eycko, Laura E. Colston, Rose Ferreo, Isabel Urell, and F. L. Parkins. Cigars, Mrs. Cordelia, Mrs. Nellie C. Royce, Augusta Starkey, G. McGuIgan, and Miss Chamberlain. Flower booth, Mrs. S. H. Harris, Misses Kelly, Mc Mann, and O'Brlon. Art WorltB for tho World's Fair. ' Paris, Dec. 5. Tho fact that tho Art De partment of tho Chicago exhibition has given bo many commissions to American artists In Paris, has made tho fair very popular in art circles hero. Besides tbo colossal statues for tho fair now under way in tho studios of French and Macraonnles, Douglas Connat, George Schreiber, and William Dodge are at work on large panel decorations for tho Build ing of Liberal Arts. - I.I.I- A Trim Little War Ship Launched. Baltimore, Dec. 5. Tho 20,000-ton cruiser Montgomery now rides beside her sister ship, tho Detroit, at the Columbian Iron Works. Tho trim little war ship slid from the ways as gracefully as could be desired and the common-place affair took place without tho Navy Department or tho people here giving It other than tbo passing note. The boilers for tho Montgomery await her at tho dock. A Day of Terror. City of Mexico, Dec, 5. Thursday was a day of torror in Colima. Between the hours of 4 p. m., and 5:80 p. m. on that day tho vol cano of Colima was in a state of violent erup tion, and at 8 o'clock that night a heavy shower of ashes began falling upon the city. It lasted over an hour, covering thestieets and roofs of buildings with a6hes and greatly terrifying the inhabitants, i . i Divorce Record Beaten. Cuioaoo, Des. 5. Judge Collins yesterday beat the lecord in divorce cases. He heard and took under advisement twenty-six cases in two hours and twenty minutes, or an aver ago of about ono every five minutes. Several were heard inside of four minutes each. B. F. Jones a Candidate. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 5. Hon. B. F. Jones, ex-chalrmau of the Republican National Com mltteo, has announced himself as a candidate for delegate to tho national convention In place of Major Wymau, of Allegheny, who has withdrawn. Tho Dolunot Maverick Bank. Boston, Dec. 5. It is stated that the first dividend to Maverick Bank creditors will not bo declared before January 1, Tho receiver deposited $50,000 with the sub-treasurer yes terday, making $2,850,000 so far on this ac count. -. GERMANY'S NEW POLICY. Von Caprlvi'8 Modification of Bismarck's Froteetlvo System. Berlin, Dec. 5. On Tuesday next Chan cellor Von Caprlvl will introduce In the Reich stag tho treaties of commerco recently nego tiated with Austria and Switzerland. Though tho Ilcichzrigcr is expected to publish tho text of tho treaties in an extrablatt to-morrow, tho exact naturo of tho arrangements has not as yet been revealed. Tho Chancellor gavo his first paillameritary dinner on Thurs day last. Tho treaties were tho chief subject of conversation. Tho Chancellor, however, lefused to glvo any Information regarding their terms. Beyond humorous predictions that everybody would find something to like in them, ho declined to speak. Ho privately informed several of tho members who were his guests on this occasion that urgency would bo demanded by the Government for tho do bate to decide tho tariff proposals. Ho do clarpd that ho would oppose sending tho treaties to a committee, as tho plans of tho government forbade protracted delay in tho acceptance of tho treaties. Since tho dinner tho talk in tho lobby of tho Reichstag shows that a majority of tho members are determined to send "the treaties to a committee if for no other reason than to hear Chancellor Von Caprivi givo reasons for a commercial policy which ho could not reveal in tho open sitting of the House. Although the full details of tho treaties have not been made public it is known that thoy determine tho tariffs for tho next twelve years. Thoy modify Princo Bis marck's protective system, which has been In existence since 1S79. They fix the maximum tariff, but leave tho Government elastic powers in regard to the minimum duties. Tho publi cation of tho details is awaited with excited interest. THE DESPOTIC EMPEROR A Danger That Cannot Bo Ovorloolced All FartlcH Excited. Bniiijix, Dec. 5. Tho silence of tho Rcichsaiizciger, which is the Government's organ, in regard to tbo Emperor's supposed speech to the recruits at Potsdam, in which ho is alleged to have said that the soldiers be longed to him, body and soul, Is taken to con firm the truth of tbo report which first ap peared in an obscure paper, the Neiszaprcssc, to which it was communicated by one of the recruits. The seml-ofllclal papers at first vaguely asserted that the words of the Em peror had been distorted. Now the ultra conseryatlvo press, rost, Krcuz, Zeitung, and other papers of that class defend the imperial language as expressing tho extent of tho al legiance the soldiers owe the Emperor through their oaths. A part from the ultra conserva tives, general anxiety is expressed because of the despotic tendencies shown by the Em peror in his recent utterances. Tho Liberal organs demand that a public denial be made oftho words attributed to his Majesty. Professor Delbruck, who for a long time was a tutor In the family of the lato Emperor Frederick, has written that tho words the Emperor insciibed in tho Munich Register and tho general tone of tbo address made on that occasion constituted danger that can not bo overlooked. Every class of tho com munity and all parties in tbo State aro anxiously excited over His Majesty's utter ances. The public, tho professor says, must feel as though they bad received something In tho naturo of an insult. THE BLiAINE DIVORCE SUIT. Demand Upon James G. Blaine, .jr., for Alimony and Expenses. Deadwood, S. D., Dec. 5. A motion was filed here by Mrs. Mary Nevlns Blaine, pray ing for temporary alimony and attorney's fees. Mrs. Blaine in her motion states that she Is in a crippled condition both physically and financially, and sho petitions tho court that the defendant, James G. Blaine, jr., be required to pay her tho sum of $1,000 as temporary alimony, for expenses of tho suit, and tho further Bum of $500 for attornoy foes. Tho hearing of the motion was sot for Decem ber 20. The complaint alleges that James G. Blaino, jr., wilfully abandoned tho plaintiff without cause, leaving In her custody a 8-year-old child which sho has since taken caro of and supported without help from the defendaut. Ou these grounds she demands a dissolution of tho bonds of matrimony, tho sole custody of her child, and that ho bo required to pay a reasonable sum for expenses of tho action for divorce and counsel fees, and required to pay such sum for alimony as the court may decide for tho future support of herself and children. Mrs. Blaino, who is now at Sioux Falls, is ex pected In this city next week. Blood Brinrn With a Iiash. Wilmington, Dkl., Dec, 5. Five hundred spectators witness thrso whippings at New castle this morning. William Wood and Ed ward Smith, who robbed Robert Smith's dwelling and murderously assaulted tho awakened owners, took forty lashes each, and stood ono hour in tho pillory. Wood not be ing strong physically was lightly whipped. Smith's forty lashes were vigorously applied and brought forth drops of blood, but ho took tho punishment without wincing. This is be lieved to be the first time in years that blood has followed tho lash, Ellas Sengars, a col ored chicken thief, took twenty lashes squirm ing a great deal and giving a piercing yell at last stroke. Tho American Girl in Berlin. Berlin Dec. D.-The Casino, the leading club of Berlin, gavo a dinner to-night to Count Luettlchau, tho letlrlng president. Tho cream of Berlin society was present. As an instance of tho social position of tho American girl hero it may bo otated that among the fifteen ladies invited to this diuuer five were Americans. Three of them were Frau Von Vorson, ueo Clemens, of St. Louis, wlfo of tho commander of tho Fourth Army Corps; Couu tess Bernsdorfi ueo Luckmelr, of New York, and Baroness ZedliU, nee Roosevelt, of New York. SHEPHERD WHITE'S CASE. IT WILL COME UP IN THE CRIMINAL COURT TO-MORROW. The Young Man's Counsol Hopeful of Getting Him Acquitted Letters From BoBton and Chicago Offering Whlto Employment. To-morrow morning, in tho Criminal Court B. Shepherd White will be called to tho bar to , answer ono of tho several Indictments found against him some months since for forgery and embezzlement. Tho circumstances of this young man's wrong-doing aro too well known to need recalling, and it may bo safely stated that'hls trial will bo attended by quite a number of people who usually aro not given to devoting their tlmo to court proceedings. Whlto will bo defended by Mr. George K. French, a rising young attornoy hero, from whom it is learned that the naturo of tho de fense will bo rather to explain away tho seem ingly point-blank charges alleged, and to show such extenuating circumstances as will con vince tho court and jury that tbero was at all times an utter lack of guilty intent on tho part of White. Young White feels very hopeful of tho result, believing that when all the cvidonco is in, that ho will bo acquitted. Ho has In tho possession of. his counsol many letters from prominent business men of Boston, Chicago, and Omaha, not only bearing testi mony to his business ability, but also stating that notwithstanding his present unfortunate Sositlon they have tho utmost confidence In is integrity. Indeed, a Sunday Herald reporter, who "was shown tbeso letters, noticed that no less than four different busi ness men out West were both willing to ad vance tho funds necessary to pay off all of the'.losses occasioned by White's operations, and upon his release take him in their employ. But, although neither Mr. Corning nor Lewis Johnson's bank is pressing the case, tho Dis trict Attorney does not feel authorized to do other than bring the matter to a speedy trial. White has now been in jail about four months, and about two months ago he had the misfortune to loso his mother. His mother left two other children, two girls, younger than White, and these aro supported by an old grandmother, with whom they live in Boston. They are without means, and it can bo said of White that he has always done his share in assisting to support them. In tho Criminal Court yesterday morning Mr. French, White's counsel, moved a con tinuance of tho case, filing in support of his motion an affidavit of his client, in which he affirmed that several days ago,hefWas placed on "dry" diet at the jail because'ho had refused to obey the orders of a jail pfllcial directing him to bathe himselL in cdmpapy with a num ber of other, prisoners. ' In consequence of that punishment he had become greatly weak ened, and therefore, was entirely unable at the present time" to undergo the fatigue and strain of a .trial. Judge Bradley, while denying the motion, took occasion to say that it seemed to him that, the jail management would bo benefitted by an Investigation into the methods pursued tbero in their care of the prisoners, especially in their infliction of punishment. Thoy had, ho thought, exceeded their authority in the lat ter matter on several instances, and he was led to bclievo that Moore, tbo murderer of Jarndorf, had had his naturally brutal pas sions aroused to the point of murder by tho manner in which he had been punished. Dis trict Attorney Colo assured tho Court that ho would acquaint tho warden of tho jail with comments of tho Court in the present case that ho might take tho stops necessary. War den Burko could not bo found last night, but it was learned from one of tbo officers that White had been granted unusual privileges during his present confinement in jail, and that ho was regarded as a model visitor, quiet and gentlemanly in his behavior, and strictly observant of. the rules and regulations of tho prison. The Annrohist Gases Postponed. Si'ringmeld, Ills., Dec. 5. Attorney Gen eral Hunt haB received word that tho hearing of tho cases of the anarchists, Fielden aud Schwab, before tho United States Supremo Court has b6en postponed, from next Monday to December 21 on account of tho illnosa of General Butler, counsel for tho prisoners. . . Death of Colonel Conrad. Omaha, Nbb., Dec, 5. Colonel Joseph S. Conrad, Twenty-first United States Infantry, died 'yesterday at Fort Randall while on a tour1 of inspection of his regiment. Spoaie Imports mid Exports. New York, Dec. 5. Export of specie from this port during the week, $87,300 gold, and $387,819 silver. Imports of specie, $503,29-1 gold, and $29,137 silver. Tho Dom Podro Obsequies. Parib, Dec. B. Tho French Government has decided that royal obsequies are proper in tho case of Dom Pedro. , Death of Captain Joseph Keofo. Boisk Citv, Iowa, Dec. 5. Captain Joseph Keefe, Company C, Fouith Infantry, died here yesterday. i . . . . News Notes. ' Government receipts yesterday, $733,32o. E. Oliver was appointed postmaster atOlivor ville, Va. Amount of 4 per cont. bonds redeemed to dato $22,103,150, leaving oustandlnpr $3,400,650. Tho Weather. For tho District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, fair: slightly warmer, except in northern Now York stationary temperature; southwesterly winds. Thermometer readings yesterday: 6 a, m.. 38; 12 m.. 61; 8 p. in., -18. Maximum, 57; minimum, 30. Temperature saiuo dato .last your. Max imum, 41; minimum, 27.