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I ' THE SU1N, JMUDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1088. - 5 - 1 " " ' i i i i i ii, i ,i , i i ii I, i ! I A BUSY DAY IN T11E HOUSE. W Sin. U'ADOO TtriCK ENCOUNTERED A M PAllLIAUhSTABT vox, ii And wns Flaallr Floared On n Point of No ?l cQnornm-A Iloi Debate Over the Okla. !J soma mil. In "Which the Real and Ir (J tended Friends ol the Soldier Had Their 'I Bny-nen HuttenTOrlli Called to the Chair A ror the First Tlme-A Bound of Applause. I Washington, Deo. 13. Tho ninth fifty of. i tbo socond eeoilon of the crest soml-oonton-' 8 nlal Con ess opened with the Stsrs nnd Stripes at the Dtmk of tho flBCStafT of the Houso, and Ihollilrty.poundsllTerm&ceuponltsmalucblto pedestal. Bpeoker Carllele wore hla sold spoc tsoleswhen he rapped the House to order. The blind Chaplain appeared below him and dollvored a short, but ferrld and eloquent prayer. The lion. Thoa. Braokett Deed was the only one ot the Bin Pour who hoard It. Bon lluttorworth stood near him with bowod head nnd received hla roward near the close ot tho day's session, llocor Q. Mills nnd Bunxet Oox sat upon a sofa In tho rear of tho chamber Ustenloc to the Chaplain's petition. Thoro ! were elshteon ladles in tho eallerles. throo of whom wore prottr. Theyseomed disappoint ed, for thoro wore no Adonises upon tho floor, unless Ashbel P. Fitch comos In tho catoftory. After prayer the Speaker turned In a flood of Executive documents, nnd tho Uouse extended tho tlmo for tho Dlstrlot aqueduct lnvestlsa tlon. Then Mr. Carllslo appointed a Confer ence Commltteo on the Aaicultural Depart ment bill, nnd Gov. HoCreary resigned the Chairmanship ot the Committee on Private Land Claims. Mr. Belmont's resignation leaves him In eharso of tho Commltteo on Foreign Affairs. Gen. Weaver was next In line of pro motion on tho Land Committee, but be de clined tho Chairmanship baoause ho Is Chair man of tbo Committee on Patents. This led John M. Gloror ot Missouri Chairman of tho Committee on Private Land Claims. Mr. Tars ney offered u resolution mnklng the Elclit hour bill a special order for Deo. 18. It wont to the Commlttoe on Itules. The next ordor ot buslnoss was tho reports ot commlttoos. Sir. Townshend of the Mili tary Commlttoe reported udvoroelythe bill to equalize the paymont ot soldiers and sailors In tho Into wur, some of whom wero paid in srecn backs nnd others in spoclo. Mr. TownBhend also asked unanimous consent that the Houso non-concur in the Sono'o amendment to the bill relating to the bonds and disbursements of offlcoraln tho regular army. Mr. Payson ot Il linois objected, and hot words wero passed be tween him and Townshend. Mr. Payson af terward crossed over to Townshend's seat, and a treaty of peaco was made. Gen. Splnola next reported from the Military Committee tho.Hen ate bill placing John 0. Fremont on the retired list us n Mnjor-Qonpral. The Invalid Ponslon Commltteo next fired in favorable ro ports on a raft of prlTato pensions. Eaoh member of the commltteo unloadod hlmsolf, and all tbo bills wero put on tho private calendar. Mr. Outh wnlto next secured the reprinting of his Pa ll illlo Railroad Refunding bill Mr. Stewart of 13 Georgia, from tho Judiciary Committee, re ported back tho Senate bill to prevent the in troduction of contagious diseases from ono State to another. Here tho tipeakor looked at tbo olock and said: " Tho hour for the consideration of bills ends at thirty-three minutes after 13 o'clock. Tho call rests with the Commltteo on Indian Affairs." Uule?a thoro Is a special order, one hourovvry day Is eh en to tbo consideration of bills designated by the Chairmen of committee-. Each committee gets an hour for two consecutive days, and the committees aro called In tholr regular ordor. Mr. l'eolof Arkansas. Chairman of the Com mltteo on Indian Affairs, colled up a bill forthe adjudication by tbo Court ot Claims ot the ac counts of the West Cherokoo Indians. It car ried J 100.000. It was tho sooond day of Its con sideration. Tho Speaker had called Gen. Oatea of Alubuma to lUe chair. On motion of Mr. Poet the bill was considered In the Uouse as In Committee of tbo W hole. Under the previous question It wont through like a shot. This ended tho work or the Indian Commit tee, anil the Cbalr called tbe Committee on MUltln. Aopno replied. lie repeated the coll. Mr. McAdoo, the Chairman of tuat committee, bad just come in. and was in tho House harbor shop peeling for a shave. A trlend run In and and shouted. "Mac, tbey'ro calling your com mlttoe for the consideration of bills." MoAdoo renhucfcetl nnd inn down a side aisle of tbe House shouting. " Mr. Hpeokorl" "Mr.Mpoak erl" Tbo bpenker pro tern, reoognlzed him, and tho Jerxeyman nervously began to unlock his desk. In bis excitement he got hold of a bill which hud noier been reported to tho IXouko. It was a (Senate bill to perfoct the organization of tho militia lu ihu DKtflctol Columbia. In the previous two hours of tho Committee on Militia Inst paring a House bill slmllnr In character hud beou talked out of time. Mr, Blount, the par llamentuiyfox Irom Georgia, discovered tho nilti;!o. 'ul Mr. McAdoo tried to call up the I Hou-oiiMnctllimia bill Instead. Mr. Blount Iraixed the point of oider that as It had already hud its two morning hours It took Its place on tbo (Jiilunilar us unllnlsbod business, nnd cmld tinteiimo no in this way. Mr. McAdoo then li.uille.l Himself very adroitly. He moved U.uuho 11..U-0 go Into Committee of tho Whole lor tho purine.-or tnklne It up. The speuker piotem. f.ild tl.iii ilid not require unanimous lous.'iit. mid MeAdoo'a motion was carried. f i en :ln went Miter mace was taken from It iMilwtnl and Mr. Dockory was cnlled to pre elilmn roniMiittoi'. Mr. McAdoo then moted tur.t ;i:e J..u-e bill be taken for consideration I ruin tlie uillitirliL'd business on the calendar. Alter furthei Millttfngof tho hair or pjirlla niomiiry law tho Mil was dually dragged beforo tbo House. 1 egislutlon began where it left off lu.it aprinc. '1 ho last scotlop was the one for consideration. It was passed In committee. But Mr. Ml-AiIoo'b troubles hud only just begun. He was deluged with questions, and thoro w.n evidently a strong oppo sition to me bill. The militia of the District of Columbia is mainly composed of negroes. An attache: of tbe House said that the pi oposltlon" was really a bill to tarnish hrass bands for tbe burial ot Washing ton negroes on nunday." Mr. MoAdoo got Into an argument with his colleague. Mr. Buoban an. One Is a Democrat and the other a HeDUh llcan. Tho latter wanted to know how the bill chanced the present law. Mr. MoAdoo replied tbnt the inllltla to-day oonslstod largely of In dependent companies, who had simply organ ized themi'ohes. "1 saw them parade on Thanksgiving Day," said Mi. Biic'iiiiuiin. "and It seemed to me that the display was very creditable. The force was (eituinly largo enough to put down any In cipient rebellion." Mr. McAdoo roplted: "I do not apprehend any great disturbance hero, and my colleague Is hi em eiui man, 1 know." "Certainly," rotorted Mr. Buchanan, "and tnoroforn 1 am opposed to all this brass mounted business." Mr. McAdoo responded that he was opposed to It, too. "Uur btute,"he said, "as tho gen tleman well known, bas exponded very largo sums of money for tbo maintenance of Its militia." , "Yes." broke in Mr, Buchanan, "but wo ore legislating for the Dlstrlot of Columbia, and not for New Jersey." The aebato toatlnued until tho Chairman reminded Mr. MoAuoo that only five minutes of his hour whs left. Tun," responded tbe Jersoymnn, "I rise L'i..?paE"7)ontur.lD,iulT. I would liko to know wrmt there 1 before the House." There whs great laughter. Tho Chairman explained the status of the btll.und Mr. Mo Adoo movod that tbe commltteo rise and re port It to tbe Houso. The parliamentary fox turned up npaln. He rnl-ed the point of no quorum, and tellers woro named. McAdoo saw tbut his hand was running out, and retired after gottlnc unanimous comment forthe print ing of the bill and amendments lu tho Ueivnl The committee rose. The great silver mace was replttoed on Its pedestal Mr, Carlisle took thochulr. and had hardly received Mr. Dock ery's report from the Committee of the Whole when Mr. Springer of Illinois got tbe floor. Tho hour for tbe consideration of bills called up by committee had expired and the Houso had run Into tho rogulai order, which wan un flnlxhod business. Mr. Springer took advan tage of the opportunity and raoiod that tbo 5 House go into Committee of tbe Whole for the urtber consideration ot tbo Oklahoma bill, he motion was carried. The grent silver mace again disappeared, and Mr. Dockery was again called to pre-lde in committee. The Oklahoma bill provides for tbeorganfza tlon of what Is known as "No Man's Land," and the Cherokee Mrlp Into a Territory. It includes 21.823.10!) acres. Most of this lund Is covered by Indian titles, Tho opponents of the bill fay that It Is a bill proposing to organ ize a Territory, and to acquire title aftorward, taking the land from tbe Indians and paying 11.25 por acre tor lu Settlers are to pay this to the Government when the land Is thrown open. Ah amendment was proposed, providing that the consent of all the Indians on the land should be obtained Instead of tbe oonsent oi . the Indians who claimed to own it. ft 1""". Hooker made an argument favoring fy. J!1H '''iiendnipnt Gen. Warner of Missouri. r' "eOriindromiiinndernf tho Grand Army of iiw itcptili le. opiuined It on the ground that tho JJHIn hi mil, n'Bit who held leases there would imi.nl nulaititii,. IndlnnH. Oen. HooUr replied u Jt If the Cberokoes are the ownurn of what ?.klnown as tbo Cherokee Outlet, and If they '. n poorer trlbee permission to bold i!SSl ,h,'rene pW not ree Trhitbe oceu pants ihoiifd not be consalted. He Insisted t tie Chsrokeos had & right to lease the , land to whoever thoypleasod, cattle syndlonten or any one eleo. Gen. Warner replied that their right of leae bad been.denled by Mr. Lamar when Hocretary of tho Interior, and by othor Government ofllclals. Tbo tall, red rooiter from Colorado. Mr. Bymea. then, mounted the fence and crowed long and lustily, .lie declared that theChcro kees had ceded the land to the Unltod States, that it hod boen appraled. and that they had recolved part payment In .appropriations. Their only title to It now waj tho fact that they arn entitled to the balance of tho money. Gen, Cutcheon said that It Uongres bad lookod upon it as a completed transaction thoy would hao paid nil tho money at the time. Mr. Sprlncor wns making evory effort to forco tho bill through. Ho trlod to limit tho delmto on tho amendment to ten minutes, bat Ponderous Judge Bnrnns of Goorgla next do nled Mr. Hymn's statement of the abonluto ces sion of the land by treaty In I8C6. That tioaty provided that under certain onnditlons tbe lands were to be ceded to friendly Indians oc cuoilng them. Mr. Payson sent una public document to back Judge Barno'a apportion. "Thais It," the Judge triumphantly said. "There wai no cession, but nn agreement unaer certain conditions to code the land to the friendly Indians, nnd the Government did not nccopt tho conditions." Gen. Hooker again got tho floor. He sntd that the Chorokoee, In accordance with nn agreement with tho Government, had toded dome of the Innds to tho friendly Indians, and tho consent of these , Indians ought to bo ub talnod under tho bill. Gen. Wurner replied that 8nerotary Lamar had held that the pretondod leases." as he called them, to tho cattlo syndicates at two cents nn aero ar"o Invalid. Ho quoted from Judgo Brower those words: "The Cherokoe strip was nn outlet, not for rosldence, out for a pathway to tho unoccu pied Innds of tho West Those lands wero gU en to the Indiana not as a homo but asnn outlot. They received 7.000,000 ocies for their homes outside of thoso Innds." Mr. Springer thon forced tho vote on tho Amendment. Gen. Hooker raised tho point of no quorum, and ho nnd Mr. Byrnes acted as telloiB. They Atood ot tbo mouth of tho main alsloandtho members pnsed betweon them, each tellor keeplbg n record of tho vote. Twen ty minutes elapsed nnd still thoro vfns no quo rum. Finally the tellers rotlrod.iind the Clerk cnllod tho roll to ascertain whothor thoro nana quorum In tho Uoure. Then 203 members nnswored to tholr names. This was 42 moro than a quorum. ' The tellers will resume tholr places," snld Mr. Dockery. " All who have not now voted on tbe nmendmont will pasB bol ween them." Ab Gen. Hooker and Mr. Symeswoioout at lunch, Judgo Barnes and Gen Weaver acted as tullora. A thin stream ot members passod be tweon them. " One moro in tho negutlo." Gen. Weaver would shout In a clear tenor voice. At long Inten nls tho (loop baso of Judgo Bnrnos could bn heard. " One moro in tho afllrmutlve." At last a smile Illumined tho face ot Chairman Dookery. The clork had announced that a quo rum bad Anally voted. The vote stood: Yeas. 33: nays. 131 nlno moro than a quorum, tio Gon. Hooker's amend ment was lost. Mr. Sprlngor then sprung In an amendment providing for the distribution among tho In dians by the Commissioner! of money paid for tbo land. Horo Mr. Cobb of Alabuma, a thin and nervous man. got tbo floor. In n shrill tone he denounced this ns a proposition to allow tho Commissioners to bribe tbe Indians to agree to tbo scheme. Mr. Sprlngor replied that It simply proposi-d to buy tho land from the Indians. Mr. Cobb, however. Insisted that tho amendment provided tbnt If the Indian signed tho agreement ho would bavo so muoh ' money paid to htm right away. " That's It," suld Mr. Sprlngor, "providing ho signs it in n specified time." Horo Gen. Bplnola wanted to knowbow muoh of this land w ould go for railroad grants. "Not an aero of It." replied Mr. Springer. Judgo Payson of Illinois thon threw n bomb Into the House. Under the bill, when tbo land Is thrown open to settlement, the settler pays 11.25 an acre for It. if he remains tbreo years on it A soldier pajsthe same money, but Is required to romnlu only one year on tho land. The (1.25 goos to tho Indian. Judge l'aysnn wanted tho homestead act applied to tbe soldlor. In other words, the soldier was to ro maln on the land forthe lima specified in the homostoad act, deducting his term of service, nnd pay nothing. This would leave the Govern ment to Day tho S1.25 to the Indians. Mr. Springer denouncod tho proposition as outrageous. Judge Payson replied that ho might de nounce It. but ho wouldn't dare go on the record In a yea and nny vote ugainst It. Mr. Springer doelnred that no would gladly do bo, and added, "I will say that thoro nevor was n proposition more demagogic and incon sistent than this one." Gen. Weaver followed. He denounced the proposition with all his heart. He said that it was meant to stab tbe bill In the name of the Union soldier. It was practically a donation from tho Government of J200 to every soldier ' Jrho took 1UO acres in the proposed Territory, t was unjust to every Union soldier who did not fettle there. Grand Cominunder Warner also bltterlr op posed tbo amendment. If thoso woro publia InndH. hu said, it would be all right. Undor this law the sttler must live on tbo land three years, nnd the soldle.' ono. Both can take ICO acres, and tho soldiornns to pay his fl.25 the same ns the settler, because It is not publlo land. Mr. Warner characterized Juriec Payson as tho "pretended friend o( t!i holdlfr." Ho I next described tho fertility of the land In glowing terms. ; This brought up ono-nrmod Gen.Hooker. "If ' tblRis the Lldnrado that ou describe." he said, "don't you think it rather hard that the poor Indian should be compelled to recelvo only $12an ncro for it?" , Gen. Cutcheon began to badger both Hooker and Warner, ond Gon. Warner replied that he oonosed tho amendment in tho interest of tho Union soldlor. Hero Mr. Peters of Kansas darted Into the arena. He paid that nil the rights of the Union soldier to public Innds worn pi eserved In sec tion 8 of tho bill. As tho time ol t-ottloment was limited to three years. Pnyson's proposi tion wa thnt the Union soldier, by the deduc tion of his term of service, might tnke the land without settlement nnd without paying for ii Judgo Payson denied this. The Homostoad lnw, which his proposition covered, llxod tho tlmo nt five yours. Mr. Peters acknowledged his mistake. Ho said, however, tbut tho proposition vlrtuully proposed to tax nil tlio soldiers in tho Union for the benefit of tho few who settle on thoso lands. Mr. 8pringer ngnln denounced Judge Pay son's proposition. Tho f 1.20. he xnid w as paid only for land covered by Indlnn titles. Itwns tho same ns had been done nhen the great Sioux reservation nnd other Indian resorves had been bought by tho Goernment nnd thrown open for settlement. No ono naked for the exemption of the soldlor from tho pat ment ot tho money when thoso lauds woro thrown open. Gon. Cutcheon beenn another speech, when be was Interrupted by one of the Big Four. He was Joseph G. Cannon oi Illinois. Shaking his foietlnger at Gen. Cutcheon he shouted: "It this umondment Is adopted will you oonsent to heartily support tbe bill ?" Gen. Cutcheon replied that be would vote for tho bill, but preferred to vote for it with the amendment Gen. Mnnsnr of Missouri nnd Mr. Kerr of Iowa opposed the nmeudment. The Jatlor said that the opposition came Irom two sources friends of the Indian nnd those whoclnlm to bo 1 1 lends of the soldlor. Ho, know, howorer, that tho soldiers favored tho bill as It Is. Mr. Houk of East Tenaosneo arose In red hot fervor In support of Judge Payson. Houk is a screamar. Members gathered around him from nil quarters In anticipation of great fun, but tbe great Unionist was either not feeling well or he had got bold of the wrong end of the stick. Certain It was that he wa9 not up to his usual mark Then Mr. Perkins of Kansas donnunced the amendment Ho said that It would discrimi nate in favor of a few soldiers who were living upon tbeborderof tbe proposod territory at the exnonse of tho groat body of veterans. By this time it won three minutes ol 5 o'clock, at which hour, under a special rule, tho House must adjourn. Darkness had come, and the llluminntod celling flooded the chamber with a mel low light The Committee arose. To tbe astonishment of every ono Ben. Butter worth was called to tho Cnnlr. Never whs there a more hearty round of applnunn beard In tbo Ilout-e. It was the first time that Ben lins received this honor. He blushed like a fon der maiden whon tbo first words oi love are whispered In her ear. The applause lusted for more than a minute. Thon Mr. Dockey np- Soared In tbe arena In front of tho Speaker's osk, and as the Clmltmnn of tbo Com mltteo of tho Wbolo reported to Gen. Butterworth that tbe commltteo had come to no conclusion on tho Oklahoma bill. Tho House then adjourned. There was much spec ulation as to Mr. Dockery'e reasons lor calling lien Butterworth to the chair. Tho general opinion seemed to bo tbnt he waa looklmr for the Chairmanship of the Commlttoe on Ways and Meano In the Fifty-first Congress. Amos J. Ccmwnob. Lira irjHiusaTOH lopica. The Tariff Bill Drugs Hlowlr AIook In the Heuute Itlddlebervter on tbe ltampuar. WABiirNOTON, Dec. 19. Tho Republican Benutors are unablo to llvo up to tbelr con tract to rush their Tariff bill through the Sen ato in short order, and It begins to look more and more as though It would not bo passed many days before the close of tbe session. Two ot their own men deserted them on an adjournment date to-day. and tho result Is that tbe Senate will not meet again until Monday, Senator Aldrlcb, who bos charge of tho debate, was absent from the city, nnd HUcock was uiado the temporary party whip. Ho did not crack the weapon strong enough, and he was beaten on a tost vote. Senator Gray, early la the afternoon, on behalf of the Demo crats, moved that when the Senate adjourn It be to meet on Monday next The Benubllcana wero called upon to oppose this attack on the . ' ' ' - prospects of tho bill, and thoy all did so,wltb tbo exception of Cnmoron and Bow on. Tho latter Senator does not caro much about the tariff lust now. as he Is fight ing nn un-hlll battle for rcOloctlon. Ho does not think his constituents nro very anxious for thoSennto moasmo olthor, so he voted for nn adjournment Don Cameron did so. too. le causo ho long ago pledged himself to roto on any Adjournment proposition that Is made, no matter what It is, Kvcn In spite of theeo deserters tho ltenubllcnna might hnvo won had they not been caught napping with ono or two of them absent nnd not paired. Little headway Is being made with the bill. An each Item is reached tho DoraocrntH offer nn nmendmont In tbo way of reducing tha nmount of duty. Several moro or lens rambling speeches nro rondo, a yea and nay vote Is taken, the nmend mont Is defeated, nnd tho clerk proceeds to read tho next i-oetion ot tho bill All othor business of tho Sennto has been laid aside, ex copt tho most necessary routine, and these methocs aro likely to contlnuo. Senator Mddloborger oreatcd a sonsatlon to day, and but for tho not that his term oxpires in loss than three months, It is almost cortaln I that a resolution would be nfferod toexpel htm. Senators on both sides of tho Chamdor are ut- I torly disgusted with him, nnd thoy would ro- , fuso to Ignore hla actions oven now but for tholr knowledge of his weakness. Had I tho Virginian Senator gono ono stop furtbor than he did, however, he would hnvo been forced to take his seat, and perhaps a pitched battle would have resulted. Col. Canaday, tho Sergeant-at-ArmB. whoso duty it would hnvo boon to compol lllddlebergor to ob sono tho rules of tho benoto. 1b a Southerner, too, and nnox-Confedorato oflloer. Ho comes from n fighting country, and If ho had been bit there would havo been trouble. Hlddloberger did not know exactly what ho wanted to-day, hut ho known what he got, nnd that Is an exhibition of President Ingall's nerve. it was just 12:15 whon tho military figure ot tho Virginian came lnlolhe hennte. Ills vost wan opoii from bottom to top, and hlasntln- , lined frock cont thrown buck. A largo gold chain wus wound about his nook, and his fueo was flushed with oxcltement. Senator Vance i I was making a tariff speech, nnd tbo I one-legged Senator Horry of Arkansas was In the chair. With tho utmost Insolenco Mr. Blddleberger rose to n point of ordor. and be fore stating it domnudod In a stammering. In- I coheront voice that tho North Carolina orator tnke his seat The fuco of the usually goofi-nnlurcd Mr. Vanco grow red with passion, ond ho appealed to tho Chalrto protect him Irom such an interrup tion. Tbo Chill r endonvored to do so. hut Hid dleborgor would not down. Ho Inslstod that whnun Sonatnrroso ton question of order tho man occupy lug tho floor must sit down. Mr. Vance contlnuod to stund, whllo Chnirmnn Berry undortook to hun dlo tho enraged bouthorner. Mr. Ktddlebeiger's grievance was that a trick had been played upon him. und by the shortening of the morning hour bo had boen denied tho opportunity to mnko his motion for open ses Blonnon the dyunmlto treaty. "Tho Sonato has not exhausted the morning hour." he shouted. "It has not done a damned thing to-day." At this decidedly unparliamentary language I and outrageous breRCh of deoorum tho senior Senntor from Massachusetts, Mr. Hoar, falily juinpod to his foot with surprise uud , nnger. while other more demonstrative Senators nudlblv gavo vent to their disgust The representative dictator, Mr. r.dmunds was out of tbe chamber, but Senntor Tellor und other In tbo immediate vicinity of Blddle berger fairly trembled for fonr be was going to shoot. He did not but finally But down when told by Mr. Berry that ho wus out of order, say ing: "Oh, well, the Senntor from Arkansas does not know nny hotter." Mr. Vanco went on with his speech, nnd after n lapso of n few minutes tho Virginia Senator, who bad been down stnlrx, bobbed in again, and la a hoarse nnd ehuklng voice renowed his point of order, again demanding that Vance sit down. Tills tlmo he struok a Tartar. Mr. Ingalls was in tl" Chair, and in a loud, do'ibornte and 11 rm voice hn told the excited Heuator to tako his Boat adding that the Cliulr was perfectly capa ble or enforcing tho rules, ltlddloborger threw back bis head, lookod defiantly at the Chair, and stood still. "If tho Sonator does not tnke his sont." rang out Mr. Ingalls' llrm.rcsoluto voice, "the Chair will order the executive olllcer to enforce the rules." At this point the tall form of Sergosnt-at-Arms Cnnnduy was scon moving alon to tho warlike Sonator's do'k. Tho latter, with a sneer said out to Mr. Ingalle: "Oh. you will." and then refusing to take his own chulr. but keeping bis eye on tho Segcant-at-Arms drop- edfntoa so'a beside Senators Cameron and nvis, and proceeded to utter curses so loud mid deep that thoy were perfectly audi ble to the gallery. In the meantime Col. Can aday, with a nonchalant air, passed out tho door as if he had only come around to get the time of day. Cameron and Davis cave itiddlo- i bergnr the cold shoulder, and thus left alone ho went off Into the lobby. Afterward ho strolled over to Senntor Vest's sent and the two Southernorns had a wnrm argument. I It was thought tnat neuoo wus Anally nnd j fully restored, but laterin thedaylttddloberger appeared again, and, with some disconnected remarks about Incnlls's throutof "culling the police." olloied a reolutlou providing for a re organization of tho Senate by tho oloetlon of new ofllclals. Including, of course, the presid ing olllcer, on Jan, 1. ' All during tbo day therowns much talk about Blddjehercer's dlt-graceful actions, ami several Senators are in favor of summary punishment. Tho Itepubllcans do not need his voto now, ns they have ono minority without him, but if he behaves himself hereafter no furthor notice will be paid hiin. If he renews bin attack ol to-day. ns ho promises to do, he I may bo expelled. Hud lllddlebergor boen forced to sit down or ro lenv e tho ohnmbor to day, It would have been tho llrt oceurroneo ot I tho kind slnfo VSillaid Saiilsbury of Delaware, a brother of the prosent Senntor. was removod ' fiom tho chamber by Cnpt.Bassott.tho assistant . Sorceant-at-Arms. This was In 1801. nt a I night session. Hrtulhury, lu discussing nn np. i prnprlntlon bill, rouiidly abused Piesldent i Lincoln. Jle refused to desist whon ordered to. nnd Vice-President Hnmlln nllod upon Bassett , to ofcort him fioni tho chamber. As tho oflleor told tho Senator to go with I him BnuNbury drow a pistol and placed It I ngalnst Dnssett's breast beelng that It was I norcockod tho officer wns not alarmed, and entrentincly invited tho Senator out to take a , drink. Altor considerable pnrloring the in , vlmtion was accepted, nnd nun In arm the two men left the ohnniher. On the way out the Senator said to Bassett: "Cap tain, I ought to havo killed vou, ond 1 would havo done so If you had laid hands on mo." Snulsbnry afterward regretted nis action and apologized to Bossott, for whom ho had a high regard. The House Demooratto caucus to-nlgbt. af ter a session lasting over throe hours, adopted a resolution favoring early legislation for tho admission into tbo Union of Dakota either ns one or two States, ns tho people of Dakota shnll decide, nnd for tho admlsilon of Htntos of I Wnshlngton, Montana, and New Mexico nlso, 1 It is proposed that these States shall be ad mitted hyone bill. Utah, although not men tinned in the resolution, it was agreed should be admitted Into tbe Union, but by a separate bill. Postmaster-General Dickinson fo-day said that within the last few weeks he had rocelvod tho resignations of a considerable number of Presidential and fourth-clast Postmasters, with the request tHat Ilejiubllcans whom they nnme and recommend be appointed In their places. Others hnvo written nsklng whether their ro'lgnntions and recommendations of llenubllcan successors would receive favorable action. In reply to nn Inquiry ns to his action in these cases, tho Postmaster-General said that no resignations had boen or would be ac cepted that are mado for the purpose of fore stalling the action of the incoming Adminis tration by the appointment of Itepubllcans. The Sooretary of the Treasury to-day sent to Congress an estimate from the Lighthouse Board, asking an nddltlonal appropriation of $5,250 for the completion of the electrlo light plant for lighting tlie Bartholin Stntuoot Lib erty on Bedlow's Island. New York Harbor. Tho Lighthouse Board also ask that the ap propriations made for speolllo parts of tho lighting plant which romnln unexpended bo mado avullablo for tho completion ot other parts ot the plant. Attorney-Genoral Garland to-dny rccolvod n telegram from Unltod Statos District Attorney Sellers at Indianapolis, declining to withdraw his resignation nnd Insisting upon Its accept ance. It Is said that the President and the At-torney-Geneial aro very muoh dissatisfied with Mr, Hellers a course in relinquishing his office lust at this pnttlaiilar time, when ho many Important manors are pending in his oflico. and It Is Intimated that ho may be dis missed Instead of being allowed to resign. The following nominations were oraflrmod by the Senate this afternoon: Perry Belmont of Now York to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of tho United States to Spain, vlco Jnbea L. M. Curry resigned t William Joseph Lsrkln of Chicago to be Post rbapluln In tbo United States Army, vice Ken dig, retired from active service. Tho Department of Statn ha been officially Informed by Mr. Baundur doMelsbroeok. the Belglau Minister to tills country, that ho bos l een Hpjiointed Minister to Hpnln. and tbut Mr. Gurtuar Meldonlck has bouu chosen to suc ceed him iu tho United Btutes. Representative William 11. Martin of Texas, charged with assault on George II. Harries, a Kporteronthe ifcrntna War, appeared In the dice Court thU mornuji, plsoded euilty, and ttm fined f 3 ItflWMInnnllgMMliiHnlnnnnn SUALIj 1TK HATHA Willi AX HABUATU t Arftament Pro and Con Ilelare the Senate Committee on Education. Washington, Dec. 18. A lariro delegation from tho American Sabbath Convention had a hearing this morning In tho rocopllon room ot the Senate boforo the Commlttoe nn Education nnd Labor, which has beforo II tho bill Intro duced last May by Mr. Illalr "to secure to the 1 pooplo tho enjoyment of the first day of tho week, commonly known as the Lord's Day, ns n day of rest, and to promote its obsorvnnco an n day of religious worship." Tho members of tho committoo present wero Senators Blair (Chairman), Wilson of Iowa, Palmer, Call, and Tayno. Tho object of tho hearing was to press upon tho commltteo tho consideration and paesago ot this bill. Tho delegation was Intro duced by tbo Bev. W, V. Crolts of Now York, who prosonted many documents bearing on tho subject, Including Cnrdtnal Glbbons's let tor. He said that tho petitions tor tho passngo of the bill represented nenrly 14.000.000 persons. Mrs. B. 0. Bncon, superintendent of tho Sab bath Observance of tho Womon's Christian Tempornnco Union, road a paper, nndsnld that theattltudoof tho Government on tho subject of Sabbath labor was working great lnjustlco and datnago to cltlzons. Tho States woro pow erless to prevent the running of Sunday trains that power being In tbe general Govommotit Sho claimed that the Sabbath movement was favored by tbo loaders of thought and odu- I catois, almost without exception, by nil tho Christian people ot evory ProtoBtant denomi nation, oicopt the Seventh Day Baptists, and by nearly tho ontlro force ot tho Knights ot i Labor. Mr, A. S. Divan, formerly VIoe-Ptesldent of tho trio Ballrond Company, said that Sunday trains can be abolished without injury cither to the railroad companies or to tho people at large. As to tho transcontinental tinins, hn would get ovor the dllllculty by huvtng several lie-over stations, where passencors could spend Sunday, tbe rotlioudconipnule" furnish ing thom with tree hotel .-iceommodstion, As to llvo stuck trains, ho held that they should never be run for moro thnn forty-olght hours continuously. As to milk trains, he enid that tho Snnirday milk Is not delivered to New York consumors before Mondnv: and. us their ex treme limit Is 100 miles that milk can be fnr waided on Sunday nights. As to Sunday mall trains, they were unneccesniy, ns telograubB were resorted to In cases ot emergency. Tho Bev. Dr. Lowts. representing the Seventh Day Baptists, opposed tho bill or desired to have Seventh Day Baptists, Seventh Day Ad ventists, and .lows exempted from its opera tion. He said that ho asked tbnt tho bill be t-o amended on tho broad ground of conscience and of the constitutional rights of members ot thoe communities. , , , He uyked that thoy should be permitted to carry on legitimate business on tbo first dny of the week, as their rollgion required thom not to di so on the soventh day. The Bev. Goorgo Elliott of Washington advo cated Sabbath legislation ns nn economic measure In the interest of worklngmen and as a religious measure in the Interest of molality. Dr. Johnson ot Chicago. In reply to Dr. Lewis, said that II was simply lmpos-slblo to dlstrlbuto a day ot rest through tho week. AH agreed that one dny must be set apart In tho lnteiest ot the community, and tbo great body of tho peoplo bellovod that day to bo hundny. Tho Bev. Byron Sunderland, pastor of tho First Presb)torian Church. Washington, in re ply to a question of Chairman Blair as to what authority tbo delegation based tho change ot day of rest from the Mosalo Sabbath to the Christian Sunday, said tho soptennate. or di vision of sovon days, was net provided in tho orlglnnl cosmogony of Moses, but was referred to all through the Scriptures, and wns tho most important division of time a weokof six secu lar days, followed by u seventh and sacred day. 'I hero Is no notice In tho Scriptures of tho change from tho croatlon vv'eek to tho Jowlsb woek. But all weeks tho creation, Jewish, and Chrlstion nre founded upon some great providential event In the Gosnolof St John wo find the record of the first Christian week. "Tho first dny or tho woek" ought not to bo there. It doesn't bolong to the Christian week. I but to the old Jewish week. Our Sunday Is tho seventh day of the decalogue, and Dr. Lewis Is back in tho old Jowlsh times, with which we hnvo nothing to do. Dr. C. II. Payne of Now York said there had arisen In our country organizations calling themselves "Personal Liberty Leagues, claiming exomption In many of the Mates from Sunday laws, especially tor tbo liquor business. Theso lengues, whllo thoy make their idea In behalf of the worklngmen. really tend to oppress the worklngmon. because the legislation thoy nsk cannot be enacted without doing away altogether with tbo dny of rest. Nothing but tho protection of the Sabbath can oresorve a rest day for tbe worklngmnn against tho exactions ot tho capitalist and em ployer. Mr. Wolf, representing the Secular League nnd Dofenco Association of tho United States, 1 having for Its Diirpoo tho preventing of the i encroaching or tbe ecclesiastical idea upon the IccMatlon of the country, characterized tho movement for the bill as ono full of danger to this Government, or any other. "It is an at tempt to do by indirection what tho loiter of the law forbids. Thoro are only four matters of morals upon whli b the Uovornmotit may legislate, and this Is not one of them. Tbo de mand that wo shnll linve a civil Sabbath which Is made horo I do not object to; hut there Is also tho demand for nn ecclesiastical or religious Sabbath, v hlch I do object to. tho two actions mnking common causo to scuro the adoption of tlio i law iimlorionsldorntion." Mr. Wolf called at tention to tho fact that tho Catholic branch of tho delegation, or of tbe influence back ot tho delegation, does not enforce observance of tho iMihtmth dny ns asked for hero, but pormlts all sorts of entertainments and sports in connec tion with the religious services of tho dny. In demanding that he should surrender his rights forlho non-observance of n religious ilay be cause bo was inn minority, they made It right for htm. when in a mnjority. to invado the rights of tho dolegntiou loobeorro the day ns thoy felt It should bo observed. It was this that made it a dangerous precedent to establish. , fflorrcTo.v von aiwjiicak actoiis. They Object to the InvuKlon or Our Theutres by Cheap Foreign Artists. Washington, Doc. 13 Tho American actor has taken alarm at the Invasion of the theatres ot tho Unltod States by the ever Increasing army of English and European footllgbt artists. Ho says that tho profusion Is overcrowded, and that he Is being pushed to the wall by the actors from abroad who come here, and after securing a large share of tho wealth of tbe country, flit back to their native shores to rovol In their newly-acquired wealth. He tells the same story that miners, mechan ics, and others hnvo told of being supplantod by cheap labor brought to this country under contract Like the artisans, he wants protec tion. Louis Aldrlcb. Hatley Merry, and Lewis M. Sanger, a committee representing tho Actors' Order of Friendship, appeared beforo tbe Ford Immlgrailon Investigating Committee and asked that tho Contract Labor law bo amended so ns to include professional netors and musicians among tbe classes pio hlblted from entering the united States under a labor contract At present the low epoolally oxompts actors und musiolans from 1 provis ions. Under this oxemptlon tho commltteo said thnt large numbers of foreign actors woro annually bro lent to this country, forthe solo rikibon that they would work cheater than American actors. The money obtained wns not spent here, but was token back to the countries whence they cunio whon tholr en gagement wns at an end. 1 hey did not, tbo commltteo said, obiectlto tho presence of stars like Irving, Coquolln, 1'nttl, andotbeis, but to the host ot minor actors they brought 'vltb them, and to the cheap grade of foreign act ors.Iw horn American niuiiugors Im ported solely because of their cheapness. Tbe nvorngo pay ot the American nctor waa $10 a week for a senson averaging twenty-six weeks, whllo tho live race weekly pay of the English actor whs only $10. Tbo American actors wero the equals of their foreign brethren In evory respect Many of the American actors had served tho country during tbo wnr, and Uiuy all contributed to the prosperity of tho courtry. Their proiassion was already overcrowded, ond tbey thought thomsclves fairly entitled to protection against the wholesale Importation of cheap foreign adorn, who wero undor no ob II alien to the United btntos. Mnry Andoi son, they declared, had brought her whole com pany, Mipers. stage inethnnlci. and all, from England boeause ebo could hire them cheaper than Ameilcnns. The Klralfys , had for tbo same rea-on Imported all tbelr bullet cirls, actors, and stage people, and tho same thine was true of the burlesuua "how, "SlonteCrlsto, Jr.," now running In New York. The committee furtbermo e complained that tho wurdrobe. stage properllee. und scenery , were all imported, contrary to law. without the pavinent ol customs duties nnd to tbo barm of Americans ilenllng In these tilings. This was done, the committee declared, through the ballet girls und others fulselv swearing that the wardrobes und other property were tbelr peieoual efleots. Het Fire to Her Holoon. Cnicioo. Dec. 13. Flames woro discovered In sllltl. frmloon st itf) Wul Mdl.on street t & o'clock tills sritrnoon. Whan lb flrtmtn cm. tba bulldlor wit sbltu. Lltuis fromphr.y nd J.nnlnz. rsn through Hi. lijmiMtoibtMcona. ttory snd reteutd Hn Ho.itla AJw.in. wlio wj.7iljti. oH und bedrid den. Tnry carried her tnln ihe rtrr.t. where .be died few tiiniu!iL i.ier 'When ilin lire lm,l utirii exlla ffiml,u. iMfrcbirtbar tracts 1 Iruut itriu. pieeler alooUietlreelttitl Mrs. UruiUrs. (he irorn.ior nt lb ulnun. had eel tn ibe kulldlns by pom tor kero sene fail over eoiue wbuhey barrels sss tben fsnltlDV them wilb a ttireb Three weeks ao there wu as lu. oesdUry Ore tn lbs saros saluen. Mrs. aeisbers bss Uen arrested for arson and murder. Bstu wcrmeqwere widows, Tbe prieooer U so yeui tut, ana sarrled fl.oju lasaraaee ea iloet nerii $m, I .A J .. il a al,,i a - .Ilia m m mm.mm'-f p m IlliliiMMs MHHHlMtai SIATIONEBT Oft Till! CIXT. In 188ft It Included Satchels and Vlsltlnc Cards for the Mayor's Office, At tho request of HeDntor Fnasott, tho Senate Commltteo, which did not succeed In Its effort b to smirch Gov. QUI botore election, camotollfo yesterday In one of tho Superior Court rooms. Mr. Faejott wasn't there, lit had boenrovlved to Inuulrolnto the management of the Cilu Record nnd the city's stationery supply. W.J. Best thoaocountantwho mado somo wondortul discoveries n'ut tho aque duct, was sworn as an expert to toll what be had found tn Supervisor Costlgan's aocounta. After representatives of several departments doscrlbod tho roullno of requisition for sta tionary, and testified that thoy never got moro than they ordorod, nnd usually not as muoh, Mr. Bost gavo theso figures nn tho running ex penBosof the C'di ltecord ofllce Irom lS7'Jto 1833: thm CIS 89.1; 1RII.P3.IOO IB81.3tmO lW,S4R.Om IBM.-1, uujoi IHS4, hviw, H8-ii.oo: isso, ia,2O0: 1SH7, naeooi atirtoorl. tlon for 1(H KW.su). Mr. Costlgnn told tho oommlttoo that 1.000 copies of tho Vilu Jtecvrd viertt printed In every edition. Very few wero sold. He explained why regular minutes of tho "Board of City i ltecord" had not boon kept sinco 1881. A man named Lovy had brought suit against tho city, I und much embarrassment ns caused tbo city I by the minutes of the Board of ltecord. When i William C Whitney whs Corporation Counsel bo snld that mluutes need not bo kopt, ns tho ' Board was not n board in the sen so of hnvlng , a secretary. Aftor this, Mr. Costignn snld, he kopt only a running record of tbe prou'tstings, He produced his little record books. He snld that It would ho a good thing If tho law adver tising now given by the i Ity. under tho law. to the JMIIu Jteoulrr. waa printed In tho Cifi ltec ord iUBtoad, It would save monoy, and give tho Unu ltecord circulation. Lawyer Boardman. counsel for the Republi can ond or tho commltteo, sold thnt the Legis lature could easily reguluto that matter. Mr. Beet began reading from Mr. Costlgan's little record books. Senator Plerco wanted to know what Mr. Boardinun was driving at Mr. Boiirdmnn snld lie wanted to show that tho Board or City ltecord. consisting of tho Mayor. Corporation Counsel, nnd Commission er of Publlo Work, used to meet regularly and carefully inspect tho requisitions ror station ery to bo sont out to tho various departments, and that by their concurrent voto tho Super visor might bo authorised to purchnso nt pri vate sale; but tbut tbo last meeting of this kind was held on Jan, 12, 1833, and thnt since then Mr. Costlgun tins managed this work alone, In violation of tho law. und bought of whom he pleased. Ho bought a good deal, it is alleged, from ex-Excise Commissioner Mltcboll. who was present with Lawyer Nowcombo to speak for hfm If necessary. De Laneey Mroll (cnneIfor the Pemocrade end of tbe commttiee) We want to expoee the aTitem nret, tben we win .Low ibe evil, that reunited from It. Mr. Bost then showed by record books that after lb83 the mootlngs of the Mayor. Commis sioner of Public Works, and Corporation Coun sel wero abandonod and tho Supervisor's reoui eltlons were approved by a rubber stamp. Thl3 stamp embodied a resolution authorizing tbe Supervisor to purchase at privato sale, Mr. Cnudert took exception to the assump tion that no meetings had beon hold after 1383. Tbo stamp, ho said, had probatly been adopted to save Inbor. Mr. Best road off a long list of stationery that had been delivered to the various depart ments for several yours. There wits nothing unusual in this list except three articles that had been dolivered at tbe Mayor's otllco In 1BS3. One of these was a Gladstono bag, another a satchel, and the third wns 2.000 visiting cards. Opposite tbo satchel on the list woro the Initials "It. J. M." Blchard J. Morrison was Mavor Grace's Soorotury. Tho commltteo will meot again this morning. A SCltEir TO HELP Till! ItUDDEll. This nnd Other Inventions will he Tested on Boston's New Fire Boat. Capt.Erbcn, President ot tho United States Naval Inspection Board: Past Assistant En gineer H. S. Ross and Llout Baniuol Seabury of the United States navy, CoL E. A. Stevons ot Ilobokon. C. W. WooIsoy.O. H. Shoppnrd.Capt I. W. Estson, and tho superintendents of all tho railroads terminating In this city and Jer sey City yestorday inspected tho nowly pat ented screw steering nnd propelling apparatus which Is to bo placed in Boston's new stool Are boat. The apparatus was Bet up and put la motion at the Vulcan Iron Works In Jersey City, whoro It was constructed. It consists of a screw prorellor which J. J. Eunstadter. tho i inventor, calls tbe rudder screw, tnountod aft or tho rudder. Tho shaft or the screw Is car ried by the steel framework of the rudder, and motion is communicnled to it by an Ingeni ously constructed universal joint, by which tbo si row shaft Is connected to the main shaft. The rudder screw revolves, but allows tbo rudder to movo freely to any required nnglo. The rudder screw In to he used la connection with another screw such as is used on auy ocean steamer, thus making a double screw, one close to tho ewl and the othor In tho rudder framework. Tbe blade of tho rudder is about ono half tba usual sho. The advantage clnlmed for tbe ap- riaratus is ihat itcnablosvossels to turn quick y in n small spaco. Tho rudder screw, it Is snld. will nlso pick up tho slip of tho main screw, and so Increases tho speod of the vessel. A nnw-style boilor is also to bo placed in the I Boston boat. The wutor passes through a series of pipes outside the furnace, and It Is claimed that steam can bo got up by this pro- . cos In ono-fourth tho time ordinarily required, Tho new boat is to bo 125 foot keel, and will I hnvo 750 horso powor. rvatps AND PLUMBUMS NO aoon. Kosnrnk Wants tbe City to Pay for Flood ing und tatldlnic lllm. The suit ot Emll H. Kosmok against tho city came to trial yesterday beforo Judge Beach and a jury. Mr. Kosmak keeps the beer saloon under tho Coroners' oflico and loasos the build ing. A clogged sewer filled his collar with water and bis restaurant with unpleasant odors. After twenty months the Department of Publlo Works repaired tbe sewer, but In tho mean tlmo Kosmnklbad had to glvo up the res taurant and his tenants bad movod out leav ing him to nay $6,000 a year root for tho build ing. In 1885 bo began suit against tho city for $50,000 damages. Ho testified tnut he bad bad plumbers almost constantly at work during the period of the trouble trying to find out what was tbe matter. Por a long time ho employed Italians to carry tho water ou' of his collar in palls. Thnn he rigged a pump in tho basement nnd hired men to operate It, sometimes night and day. but nover obtained moro than temporary relief. He made frequent complaints at tho Depart ment of Publlo Works, and on ono occasion took Commissioner Hubert O. Thompson down Into tho basement to see for him self how serious the situation was Mr. K os mak tostlflod that he wns put off with promises from February. 1862, until October. 1983, when tbo Btreet wns openod above the drain that led from his bneement and above tho sewer In Frankfort street, with which tbe drain was con nected. Just nt this connection the sewer was found to have cavod In. Tho defence will try to show that the defect was not In the Frankfort street sewer, but In the Park row drain, which ts bold to, bo a pri vato drain. The Aliened "O" Dynamiters. Geneva, III., Doc, 13, Huporlntondont of Motive Power Rbodos was called In tbo Bauer elsen conspiracy trial to-duy. Ho Identified tbe dynamite, and said that he swore out war rants for tbe arrest of Broderick and Bowles. Tbe prosocutlon thon rested, and tbo defence then called Thomas A. Kyle of Aurora. He had been a "(J "engineer, and uns an officer In tho Brotherhood. He denied with much emphasis that Bauerolsen had evor in a meeting ot the Brotherhood advocated tho use ot dyiiamlto with which to Injure tbo Burlington road. The members of the drug. linn of Bevlor A Hnrtzof Aurora denied that Bnuerelsen bad over pur chased vitriol, ammonia, or copperas. This was to offset tho allegations made by Bowles that Bauorotsen had furnished him with such Ingredients with which to do.io engines. Perasaueut Oroands for the Htate Fair. JTBACTJSE, Doc, 13 The Executive Com mlttoe of tbe Btato Agricultural Society held a mooting here to-day concerning tho appoint ment of a temporary Socretary In pluce of Sec retary J, S. Woodward, who was recontly Btrickeu with paralysis. W. J. Smith of this city was chosen. Tbe citizens bmo conttuet- . od to furnish moro than ion aerosol land in this city lor a permanent situ lor the State fair. I It Is Incumbent on tho city to rnlso tho rum I nroessury to buy tlie lund. and no.uly nil ot it tuO.000, hue been subscilbud and paid In. ft was Mild to-day that nexi yeai's lair would probably he held at l'oiighkeepsle.and that tho neiiil-centonnlul exhibition ot the society lu 1890 would occur iu Syracuse, on the new grounds. They Killed Their Husbands. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 13. In the ensos of Mrs. Qasoon and Mrs. Lnrooquo the jury re turned verdicts of guilty of killing tholr respective husbands Mrs. Gascon of niur (lerln tbo Hist degree, nnd Mrs. I.nrocque ' of lutirBluughter. in July lust Mrs. Gas oon. attracted by tho screams of her child, ran Into tho"room, where she found Gascon unmercifully beating tbelrboy. Seiz ing a tbovol. with one blow upon hla bead she felled ker. husband to tt6.it round, wnfotira Suited in bis death, Sho will be eontencua on T TUB tXTTKR.nOX nOBDEltB. One Thief TV rites to s Girl IVhose Letter to Her Father Hho Ilad Opened. CmoAoo, Dec. 13. "Wo will open tho Jail doors for these fellows considerably wider to day," Inspector Kidder remarked Just boforo the trial of Oborkamof nnd Mack.tho letter-box robbers, wns resumed before Judge Blodgett this morning. Inspector Kidder tostlflod that Oberkampf bad told htm a Mr. MoEdwards bad omplored him nnd had given him tho mall matter found In his possession. Ho wantod to disguise himself and go out nnd search for McEdwards, but was not allowed to do so. Deputy Marshal William B. Deutcher was asked what bo found when he oxnmlned tbo trunk nt tho station. " I found theso lottors," nnd tho deputy drew forth n largo pnekags of lottors nddrossed to Fred Oberkampf. Tbo witness further Identified sovoralcheoks which ho had seen In the bundle found in Mack's room. When the packugo Was first found Maok romnrkedt "If I had not been a fool I would have turned theso things over to thooHlcoraberore.", Ho said also on tho wny to the slat Ion Unit Ober kampf had a pure- In hl rocket with a key in it. nnd It was the key that did tho business. Miss Maggie Kearnoy, a young lady em ployed in tho publia library, testified to her great surprlxo ono day in Wnshlngton, when she received nn nrdeut lovo letter from apor son sho had never heard of. Tho letter said a letter addressed to nor from her father, nnd mailed In Chicago, bad come Into the writer's possession. He was suro sho must beanilablo and altogether lovely, and naked her to corre spond with him. The letter had boen In the inspector's possession sinco 18S6. The nomo slgnod to it wns Sonnerscbeln, but the wilting was Oborknmpf's. Whon arrested the letter was shown to him. nnd he admitted he wrote it In one of his funny moods. Tho Dlstrlot Attorney then said tho evidence for tbe Government was all in, nnd he would rest Ids case, t rank Mack, who ts said to bo tbo brains of the robbery, took tho stand. Mnck was pale, nnd his hands trembled. Ho said that Loforo his nrrost he was an Insur ance agent for the Metropolitan Industrial Life or New York, tho Decatur Mutual Life, the International League, and the American Aid Society, He told the story of tho finding of tho packngo left by Oborkampf containing vnluablo checks, and of the conversation betweon him and tho police. "Thoy searched mo at tho Btatlon, but I defy them." he said, "to show anything thoy found upon mo that will criminate me." Mnck Bald Oborkampf bud called and loft the package and a satchel while he callod upon n friend of his, who wns n cashier In Solpp's brewery. Ho had called nttorward and got the satchel, but loft tho paokugo. A DUKE WITH PICTURES TO BELL. Coming Over to New York with his Dach ess and hla Hpaulsh Gallery. The spoctaclo of a Spanish duko and duch ess, both ot exalted lineage nnd unquestioned standing at tho court of Spain, coming to America to sell a picture gallery Is a startling one. Tbo management of oleturo gallerlosln New Vork over sinco tbe celebrated tour ot " Christ Boforo Pilate" has lnrgoly been a mat ter of shrowd theatrical speculation. Nothing, however, has quite reached the exaltod social eminence of the coming exhibition ond salo In Now York. It Is to be tbo sensation of next soason. His Royal Highness the Duko of Dnr cal. now resident In Madrid, who Is connoctod with tho reigning sovereign of Portugal, will arrive In New YorK within the coming month. Ho Is about 25 yoars or ago, and this will , be his first visit to this country. He Is to bo accompanied by his wife, the Duchess, who Is ono of the lending beauties or the Span ish court, and tbelr protonco In New York will undoubtedly create a good deal of a stir in so ciety. As n rule forolgn personages of title and importance visit the United Statos during tho summer season whon society is divided, and their time Ir put In at Newport and tbe Berk shire Hills. The Duko nnd Duchess of Durcal will arrive at tho very height of the soason, and. as he Is a man of singularly amiable nnd happy temperament It is likely that be will bo vory warmly received. . ... Tho Duko will comblno business with pleas sure. Ho will bo accompanied by an agont. who will bring with him tho entire ducal col lection of paintings, which will bo first placed on exhibition nnd finally sold at auction. Somo of the pictures wore from the Duchess's family, but tbe majority ot them wore inherited by the Duko from tbe present King of Portugal. The collection is believed to bo ono of tbe tlnost In Europe, and Is valued at more than a million dollars. It contains specimens of tba most celebrated of the works of tbo Spanish mas tors, all antedating the year 1800. USOCKISO AT TUB DOOR. Tbe Fonr Western Territories that Wish ta Enter the Union. Bisjiabck, Deo. 13. Communications havo boen received here from Wyoming. Montana, and Washington calling upon the leaders In Dakota to tnko steps toward holding un inter territorial convention to act in the Interest of admission for all the Territories that are prop erly equipped for Statehood. Dakota Is one grand mass mooting at present and will so re main until sbo becomes a State. Every town and city In tbo Terrttoiy is Holding meetings nnd buying torches, and every orator is giving his lungs abundance of exercise. Lvery man who owns a house or an ncre of land feels con fident that Statehood will add to the value of his property, and every community feels tbnt it is being held back by the faot that Dakota Is still n Territory. The Legislature will convene on Jan. 8. and It Is expected that one of Its first acts will be to call a Constitutional Convention and take othor preliminary steps toward Statehood. In nearly every legislative district the memners hnvo been Instructed in favor of the division of tho Territory, and thero will be virtually no opposition to calling a Constitutional Conven tion for North Dakota. Investigation of the Blrmlnsham Slot. BinuEiaiiAM, Ala., Dec. 13. Tho Coroner's jury to-day began investigating tho shooting at tbo county jail on Saturday night last Mayor Thompson was tho only witness ex amined. He testified that tbe crowd continued to advanco on tbe jail after repeated warnings given by himself, the Sheriff, and many others. The crowd made many threats, and he be lieved tbey wero in earnest He heard consid erable talk of using dynamite. He could not say whether tbe first shot was fired by the officers or by the crowd. He bad giv en orders to hold the jail at all hazards. He did not call out the military, because ho behoved tbe civil authorities could bold ths jail, and was op posed to the nee of military only as a last re sort. Mayor Thompson said he had intended to bring tho forco ot officers out ot the jail and make an attempt to drlvo tho crowd back from tbe alleyway leading to tbo entrance, but cot cut oft from tho jail and oquld not get back. Tbe troops have all leit tbe city, and only a small force of deputy sheriffs is now guarding thejalL All Is quiet Hyrncnso's Candidate ror Pension Commls sloaer. Syracuse, Dec. 13. Major Theodore W. Poole of this city is a candidate for United States Commissioner of Pensions. He was pension agent for this district for twolve years, and wns removed by President Cleveland a lit tle moro than a year ago. He lost an arm In his oountry's service in tho rebellion. He is backed by Senator Hlsuock and Representative Belden. Information from Washington is that his oandidacyla supported by tho New York Congressmen generally, and that If the ap pointment comes to tbe East his chances aro bottor.tbon those of any other candidate. HbertO Mitchell's Annual Dinner, Shorlff John J. Mitchell of Queens county save bit annual dinner In the Court Uouae at ten Iiland Cltr yteterday afternoon. Amine tbe meets were the newly eleoted i-rierlfT, Malttiew J, Goldner; County Treasurer Egbert U llefreman nnd lilt a.ri.iant. Krantitn ilnftln; Kdlior Anvut J. Mrlniyre nt ibe Lena JeiandtHy IVIomif. Cliy Treaiurer Jreilerlck W, Bieck wenn. Ju.tlcee Stephen J kai.nart and Luclu. N. Uatiler, Oily tttfrL James T. Ohrell. Ilernly Sheriffs i-red brnwHienhurg. JotmJ Hrazlli. and J', r. Dure., and HuperrUor. JoLepli L. lijkek Joint !L Jirlnckerhoff, 'leorre II. Mnlth. Jacob rowoll, Usrtlu V. Wood, and John J. VsaJtostrand. Hhot Illmseir Through tbe Drnln. JaCKtsoNviLu:, Dec. 13. fleorgo Barnard, a hoenmker, re.ldtnr In t Anew. line, committed tuld le lu that city latt nlent. Hie lenx account had been very In , and becouilnr tired nf lire, l.o lent a bullet through hlehraln. uefure.ofmiUttlim tie a t Jternerd told hie friend, that hi. wife n.d deetrud hue sod lnow living In ttoehetter. Jt. V.. vl'h unoijier nun. bhe Iia-i lutned hie boy out lu tbe (now liarnurd waa on Eiwlletim.n und about 4U yearn of a?e lie enllfled as a private lu tbe Union armr at rn.i inbus. Ohio, lie was contin ually brooding over Ids ml.fortuues. A Hunter's rJlrausje Death, Lancabtf.u, Pa., Dec. 13. Eber Durham of Bsdibury, Chester county, who wss buutinr built a fire near tbe truuk of a larcetrce ou a farm ncarbeamau I'lare. Hue louaty fhen J.e lay down to sleep. The next innruinir trackmen found tbe nun dylnc The nre had burned ine tree down, und Ibe tree (ell acroie hit tuniacu, crushliu him A ytuteu Itdund Hotel Uurned. The Victoria Iiotol, a large frame structure so the Amboy road st Iluxueoot, a L, w.i burned do the around yesterday merels 1 he orlzln sf tbe Ore Is ssisewn. Tfi bowl was oceuplsd only by the preyrle tiee&Mwt Meier sad JSdVsia uaysa, Iks lots U i 'II .M I i, IHI.W TltAMPLING ON T. C. PUTT. ; ' a. i i is i as 4 TUB VNIOlf I.EAUVB WALKS ON lUH WITH 0OO PAIRS OF HEELS. ' , j Whew t There will be Harmony Novr Orer 3 the Make.np or President narrlso&'a T' Cabinet and New- fork Htate rotltlea. ,;' V Thoro was n bljt turnout f member of ' ' the Union Ltnguo Club last night It was ths r f blggost, nomo of tho members said, tine 'i c Qrovor Cleveland was declared elected four L years since. It was an annual meeting, noon i gratulatory affair over tho success of thelte, j publican national tiokot. and a polltloal meet- " 1 lng all tbe way through. t,. j It waa tho night that Dr. Depew would be ,; j ablo to hobblo on bis onitohea from his Car (" j rlago and take the President's ohalr. But Me, k ' Depow didn't comoyand Mr. Le Grand B. Oafee i. non prosldod. Nearly Blx hundred member v facod him In tho big olub hall. It wo known "j. ', that tho club proposed to sit down In some j, fashion on Thomas 0. Piatt and his claim to tho Treasury portfolio. It had also been rrhlt -' pored that Mr. Piatt bad taken steps not to) . permit the friends of the Wood Pulp Benator to r ', have everything their own way, and that A tar , age contest woultl greet any resolutionn In Mr. : Miller's favor. But everything turned ont ' right for tho Herkimer man. The Plait oppO- ,,;' ; sltlon didn't materialize. a i- Tho Hon. Joseph H, Choato waa the creak ; !- man of tho occasion. After a resolution otn :?..i, , clnlly requesting President Depow to an ,, point a committoo to nominate officers for th -,) ensuing yonr and report at tho next meeting. ( Mr. Cbonto handed up to Socrotary Slgourner ' W. Pay a typewriter copy of some resolutions, ' , In tho first place they congratulated Harrison ' and Morton nnd the ltepubllcan party, and . i wore ploasod to nay of Oon. Harrison that" ha ' ' will enter upon tho duties of his great ofOoa ' Ii with his own party In control ot both House , P ol Congress, and free from all pledges.' , ' J The resolutions then say that the Bonabll- , cans nre bound to adopt tho lejrlslatlon of Con m gross to carry out tbe declared wishes of the , f j people and to fultll their pledges given In suo- . 1 cessive national conventions, to reduce tax-- 1 ntion to tho measure ot the publlo needs ana . V. to roiorm and reviso the existing tariff, to- ' " r firuno nway its extravagances, and to readjust, ,y. ti! ts burdens with a careful regard to ihe preser- S l vatlon and protection ot our manufacture, - y whlob have been fostered and maintained br , -7 the Bopubllcan party's nld." .1, !. Then came the great obioct-of the meeting. ...' ,l stated thus: , fj "That we hare an abiding faith in the oapae u Ity and purpose of the President elect to select , f; his own Cabinet regardless of all attempts at ' dictation or Importunity from any quarter, and i-l to surround hlmsolf with constitutional advi- t, sera, who shnll be men ot largo capacity, of , ! spotless personal character, and of steadfast f devotion to thoso principles which have been 1 signalized and vindicated tn his own eleo- - 1 tlon, and wo earnestly deprecate the J studied efforts which aro being mado with I undisguised Importlnenco to force hlB band, f nnd to put upon him clamorous applicants for 1 filaees In bis Cabinet, upon tho ground of al- 'If oged partisan eorvlces, or pecuniary contriou- ttons. or local control. That euoh oonsldcro- 1. tlons constitute .no claims to these high places I nnd responsible appointments upon which the v i snccesB of tho incoming Administration de v' 7 Bends, nnd we warmly protest against them," . t It will bo noticed that no mention is mads of .,' , either Piatt or Miller's name, but after the " .' vociferous applause with whlob tbo resolution, was greeted Clinton B. Flak's motion to send a, , copy ol the wholo thing to Oen. Harrison, and -, . 1 aqntck adjournment, the members were free " . ; enough in their statements that tho resolution was agalnet Piatt and for Mlllor ivery time. 1 and no mistake. There woro no s pooches for , ; the resolution ond none against it JUABINE INTELLIGENCE. S1K11TDXS .UUIliC THIS DAV. v ; Sun rises.... 7 17 Son seta.... 4 84 1 Moon sets-. 8 SO SIGH W.1TXS THIS DAT. Sandy nook. S 00 I Gov. Island. S IS I UeU Gate.... 7 09 ArrTed TnuRituT. Dae. 13. Ss Australia nauer. Hamburg 1 As yinance. Raker. Santos ? Ss Itlo Urande. Lewis. Qalveston. Ss K.niwha. Sears, Newport News. , ' Ps Colon. Henderson. AaplnwslL f 6s Old Dominion. Couch. JUchmond. f IForuterarnvalaeeeJouUujssboutTc'wn.i i ASBITEO OUT. J Ss Atler. from New Vork. st Southampton. If Re Helvetia, from New York, on the Lliard. r Ba aermantc, rrom New York, at Uueenstown. - Bs Anoborls, from New York, at Moillle. , sAitao rsos roasios roan. Be Celtic, from Queenetown for New York. j a lAhn, from Southampton for New York. H Ea Ohio, from Queenstown for New York. , Court Calendars This Day, !j SirrnntE Conm-CnAMBEns. Nos. 89, 61, ' "' r 103. IX 170. 171. 173, 174 ! iluT, 210, 231, 3H. OK. .1 20S.ZU7.90a 1109,310.311, SJ2. sit 311, 813. 318. 317; f 8IS, 310, 320. GsisaAL Ta r-'f-nce continued. i fi ErictALTsiK-r'AiTl Clear. T&n. 331. 017. tloBL I 69, 1037. 1003. 1131. IIBO, lOOZflEA 370. 388, ICrJS, ' .1 1027. 1033, lots, I01S. 1084. 1063.770. 64, 703, 834, IX 17. 1B.2CH. 1117, C3, 34H, 332, 876, SIS, S3S, 103. OCa. 1001, U76. U92. 1047. 107ft IB4. 823, StsT Parr II. Case unflnlahed. Not, 1185, 1178. 371. 1168.1118. ,- cisccrr Part 1. Case unfinished. Nos. 2668. 2810, 3432. 2202. 2227. JHOI, 74A. 173A 1H.M. 2134. 2343, 3389. 230. , 2047, 2U4'. 2UI7. 2SIR. 2820, 2048, 2207, 24SU. 2319. 2030. 20Mk IKS. 24.'. Part IL-Case begTjn. Nos 2489, teda. 237T 2SI2. 2118, 1H48, 8971, 1770. 762, 24i4. iJ7. 3i 2333, 23.10, 2S2I. 2322. 2323 937. 2473. 307. 2883. 2331. 23.14. 2J29, D27K. Part III. Short oauses. Nos, 8371. 4&0O, 4430. ST8a 40H4. 8470, 2303, 4148. 3848, 4218, SljaT, 3281. 3S73. 4483, 4114, 444,1, 40)10, 8110. 4314. 4033, 4440, I'art IT. Case on. Kosmak ait Tbe Mayor, as. SussoaATS'i CoirsT. wills of Auyusta T. Craastosw 10 A. H. ; l- .las Kabn. 2 r. M. ror probate-WUU or tt. ' ,' hrot jt. Burns, and R. Uermbach, 10 A. 1L; A. Otraod snd H. Olrnoux, lo-so A. Hi w. sl Clair and D. Vsa , Arsdale. fi A.M.: T. II. Lloyd. 11.80 A. It ' SrrzaioK Court Smctai. Tssk. Motions, EatrrsT Tans. rose on. O'Kellly set. New York Eleratad Rail road Company No calendar. Tbial Teas Part L- h Case nollDlsl ed. Nos. 1201,080, 1078, 833, 1330,008.878, 110)) 8X4. 1(1-8 1299 1078. Cosmos Plsas Srxcui. Tssx. Uotloua BejDTrr Tea. Nos. M H t lit 49. .Tsial TsaK Part (. I Css unfinished. Nos 833, 783, 8, 1086. 888. 888. 831, I 903. 1000, 1073. 842. 178, 1071. 1078, 879,411. 1001.84a, r 844. 813. Part Il.-Csae oofinltbed. Koa. 848, 1041. t Cirr Ooorr Part 1. Short causes Nos, 3303, CS. ; 2208. J8IR. 269R. BH7. 254(1. 2093. 2879, 3719, 2342, 1S48, ., , 2073, 2817. 2738. 2738, 2120, 2472. 2771, 3723. 2880, MI ft, 3784. Part II Shorl canees. Nos. 2338. 2200. 3338, 33Se. 2394, 3T1B. 2742. 2082. 2492. 2194, 3482. 2307. 2881, 3030, 2470, 2780. 2800. 2133, 278J. 2841. 2823, 3824, 2810. asi. Part III Short eanars Nos. 2314. 2332, 1320. I70S. I W78. 2734. 2289, 2752. 2772, 2823, 371ft 3881, 3783, 2330, 2894. 1835, 2282, 2U 2841. 280O, 2313. 2847, 3781. 33 i S"ggJPjrai , I Kennedy's Farnlshtnr Bargains. Imp. walk. , Iss Glores, 37c; worth II 307 EblrU. pk, oosoma, tae. f, worth 11.73! Enr. Cashmere Box. 3&S.S worth 730. Be. r Cashmere Underwear. 31.13; worth 13. 3 Corttaaqisa. Bar Kennedy's FaaoasDerbTajtl.eoto4B.B3f 7 worth 13 to H , sarins- retail proflts. it CorUaadt St. I t' Keep's Drees Shirts msde to measure, ejfor BS. 3' None better at any price, sou and 811 Broadway. , "Lyon Umbrellas" are the standard at exaeV 2 enee, snd are always stamped "Lyon, maker." SIAltlllUD. I' BBNEDICT-H0I.LT.-Ot, Wednesday, Deo. 13, at tha 1 resWenoe of tbe bride. In Brooklyn, br the Bev. Btepbea . V. Douses of Mount Vernon. William rrederlek Bess- ' i diet of New York and Anreltne Webb Uolly. dsnghter at J, tbe let. Win. II. Holly of Blamford. Conn. I BBOWN-CAMPBBLL. on Tue.dar erenlnr. Dealt, I V at tbe residence of the bride's parents, by tbe Bee. Dr. f John Hall. Ilenry Loni.trelb Brown of Philadelphia, ta T Janet Bralnard daughter of Wm. Campbell of this city. , BDaAK-CUU8T0HK-On Tuesday, Pea 11. elths Brick Presbyterian Church, by the ReT. Henry J. Vara Dyke. Jr.. D. D , William rltuart fcdfar to Katharine Jes sie, daughter ot George W. Coautock, Esq, DIED. CLABC-Bnddeufy, st 133 West ZSthst, aauaertatt ' Clark. Puneral on Friday st 3 P. H. yrlends are reepectmUr 1 Inrltedtosttend. r KHUBT.-On Pec. 13. at her late residence, 121 Wss) C eoth it, Bmma rirooks. beloeed wife o( Jobn if. Heart. , Punersl serrlces will be held st tbe Tblriy.feurttl I Btreet It. form, d Church, near 8ib ar., on Sarardsy. . b Peo. 15, st 1 o'clock. ,it PISH In ti la city, on Wednetdsy, Deo. 12, Lyxasa Pl.k. In the 38th rear of bis we . 5 Tbe funeral will lake place rrom the Church of the Tranensuratlon. 29tb et. near Uadlson ar., on Prldaw Z arternoon, Deo. 14. at 3 o'clock. Interment at Arswsm. 1 klaea kindly omit dowers. h JONKd-On Thursday. Dee. 13, ISM, at her lata rest. f dence, 7o U.nryet, Mltnbetb. widow of William Jenee. t Puneral serelce. on naiurnay. Deo. IS, st I o'clock. r froin tne Helen Church 1 Jtli at., between 2d and 8d sts. I KIKItDAN. a snnlversary rnaas of reautem tortbs 1' renoteof tbeeoul of the late Iter. Jobn Joeeph niordajs will be celebrated In His Church of rlkJoiinthe Bran- ? sellil, Pl.bklll ou Hudson, on Saturday st 10 A. U. The t rcrerend clergy and relaUres and friends are respect- t fully Invited ,. i A solemn annlrersary mass of requiem will be eels- J krated at nt Bernard's Chureb. We.t I4ih et. on Salur- '. day rooming l.'thlnet, st in o'clock for Ihe repose et ' 4 the soul ot Ibe Iter John J. I'.lonlan. late rector of tba Mieelon for Kin !! ante Ills friends of the clergy and ' leity are re.pecilully Inrlied to attend. .. . 1 f, bCAItor.I'lKl.li -Un Wedncadar. 12th Inst, st Wood. V aide llehtliia Long isiaod, Catharine, belored wlteeC f aen A. ricardeAela f 1'rlende and relatlre. are Inrtted to attend thefanerej ; nn Huncl.ir at I o'clock P. tl. Train lasvea limner's i Point atlJ.06. I jgptrinf oUcf,. ' m lHKTTV"Ar.'D VtiKPVL. XHA8 OIFTfl. (I OAhWELl., 5US8EY A CO, 1,121 Broadway and B7S Hf ih ar, and Newport, It. I., hare recelted a rery full , M stock of the lateet desUtne In ' fU penrcME atomisebs a 11 AND BPftATB. 'j M 'SewcguliUcBi.ot.fi. ' 1 Kow Ready the January Part of tho 1 1 Young Lailies' ' Journal, I Ccntslnlnz a.t the I.ATliBT rARIA rASIIIONB with i 9 (lUIA.NTI' I A8flHINeiip5lemenrr,r B4 PtoUJtBB, snd ', M COU1RKD I'Af IIIOM PtATKB of 8 PKlUBBa UsUeS numtrousStoriee. New HuAte, new KMMuIDEuy . ,. slfss, PATTERNS, do., so. . Tbe Jeouarr ssrt beglss s new yelwas.