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VOL. XXVI.
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1S91.16 PAGES,
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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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.

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