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- "tJO"g'( ONA BPUBLICAN. TENTH YEAE. PHOENIX, AEIZOJTA, THURSDAY MOENING, DECEMBER 7, 1899. VOL. X. NO, 203. THE ONLY SENATE DAY There Was No Open Ses sion of the House. THE FINANCIAL BILL IN Making a New Eule by Which, a Vote "Will Be Beached Next "Week -Eight Hundred measures Were Introduced in the Senate. The Contested Election Caees for a Seat. Washington, Dec. 6. Nearly SOO bills and Joint resolutions, several important concurrent resolutions and petitions, numbering hundreds, were presented to the senate today. The majority of the bills were old stagers. Few were of national interest and importance. Mr. Aldrich had the honor of intro ducing the first measure in the senate. It was the financial bill drawn by the senate committee on finance, of which Mr. Aldrich is chairman, and probably was the most important measure in troduced during the day. Resolutions were offered providing for an investigation by the judiciary committee of all phases of polygamy recently presented in connection with what is known as the Roberts case, ex pressing the sympathy of the senate for the Boers in their war with Great Britain, and declaring that Senator N. B. Scott of West Virginia is not en titled to a seat in the senate. Mr. Har ris, populist of Kansas, was appointed temporary member of the committee on privileges and elections. The ap pointment is important and significant because the committee has under con sideration the Quay, Clark and Scott contests. A meeting of the senate committee on privileges and elections has -been called for tomorrow. . At the opening of the session the re ports of the secretary of the treasury, the attorney-general and the con troller' of the treasury were presented. Senator Cullom presented a bill to provide a form of government for Hawaii. Pettus presented a bill to repeal the war stamp act. Rawlins presented a resolution providing for the full investigation of alleged polyga mous practices in the United States. Mason offered a resolution extending the best hopes of the senate to the Boers in their contest for liberty. FOR CONFIRMATION. Washington, Dec. 6. The president sent the following nominations to the senate: Department of state Heaton W.' Harris of Ohio to be consul at Mannheim, Germany; department of war Brigadier General Leonard Wood to be major general of volunteers; colo nels to be brigadier generals, Edgar It. Kellogg, Sixth United States infantry, Gilbert S. Carpenter, Eighteenth Unit ed States infantry, William I. Kobbe, Thirty-fifth United States volunteers, J. Franklin Bell, Thirty-sixth United States volunteers. COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES. Washington, Dec. 6. Senator Allison, chairman of the republican committee caucus of the senate, today announced the republican committee to allot com mittee places in the senate. Its mem bers are: Senators Aldrich, Cullom, McMillan, Hansbrough, Lodge, Per kins, Elkins, Spooner and Piatt of New York. THE HOUSE. Washington, Dec. 6. The republican members of the house of representa tives gave their unanimous approval today, to the house financial bill, re cently introduced, and recommended its immediate consideration by the house and passage after a reasonable debate. Mr. Overstrcet of Indiana, who introduced it and who is in general charge of the bill, tomorrow will sub mit a resolution asking that a special rule be prepared for the immediate consideration of this measure. The terms of this special rule are practi cally agreed upon and provide that the debate will begin next Monday with a final vote at the close of the week. The caucus of the republican mem bers of the house was resumed at 2 o'clock to consider plans for considera tion of the financial till. The mellng was well attended and the general in terest manifested gave promise of a protracted session. MR. ROBERTS' PAY. Washington, Dec. 6. Whether the pay of Mr. Roberts of Utah is stopped as the result of the action of the house in refusing him a seat, has not been passed upon by the house officials and will not directly arise until the Janu uary pay certificates are issued by Speaker Henderson. Representative Taylor, chairman of the republican committee to investigate the case of Mr. Roberts, has called a meeting of the committee for 11 o'clock tomorrow. Mr. Taylor says the initial meeting will be to determine upon a line of action. He could not say how soon the committee will be able to re port. o A TALE OF HORROR The Burning of a Negro at Maysville Kentucky. Maysville, Ky., Dec. 6. Richard Coleman, colored, the confessed mur derer of Mrs. James Lashbrook, wife of his employer, expiated his crime in daylight today at the hands of a mob consisting of thousands of citizens, by burning at the stake, after suffering torture and fright beyond description. The dreadful spectacle occurred on the peaceful cricket grounds of this city. The barbarities inflicted upon this young negro by the citizens of one of the most highly civilized cities of the state are almost beyond belief, and can only be accounted for by the intense horror created by a long consideration of the atrocious crime of which full confession had been made by Coleman. The place of execution had been se lected weeks ago in accordance with all other arranged details of the pro gramme mapped out by the leaders of the mob. The prisoner was dragged to a sapling and strapped against the tree, facing the husband of the victim. Large quantities of dry brush and large bits of wood were piled around him while he was praying for speedy death. James Lashbrook, the husband of the victim, applied the first match to the brushwood. A brother of the vic tim struck the second match. Some one with a knife was viciously slash ing at the prisoner's chest. By a sort of cruel concurrence of ac tion on the part of the mob no fatal shot was fired. The purpose seemed to be to give the wretch the greatest pos sible amount of torture. A fatal shot would have been merciful, but there was no mercy in the crowd sur rounding Richard Coleman. As the flames arose, his horrors increased. He made vain efforts to withdraw his limbs from the encroaching fire, and his eyes rolled in a frenzy of suffering. The ropes securing him to the tree were burned and his body finally fell forward into the burning pile. Even then, although it was not certain whether he was. living or dead, the vengeful purpose of the crowd led them to use rails and long poles to push his body back into the flames. It is not certain how long life lasted. During the process, while his voice could be heard, he begged for a drink of water, his tongue protruding and his eyeballs fairly starting from his head. At the end of three hours the body was practically cremated. Dur ing all that time the members of the family of Mrs. Lashbrook had re mained to keep up the fire and keep up the body in position where it would continue to burn. After three hours a nephew of Mrs. Lashbrook was still pushing the body on the burning em bers. It is said that on the march through the city the prisoner's eyes had been burned out by acid thrown in an egg shell. In all the thousands who con stituted the mob there was not a sin gle effort made to disguise or conceal identity. No man wore a mask. All the leaders of the mob are well known and there are hundreds of witnesses who can testify to their part in the tragedy. They Include the leading citi zens in all lines of business, and many are members of the church. o MOURNING ENVELOPES. The Black Bordered Variety Proscribed In France. Paris, Dec. 6. The French postoffice is being deluged with letters of com plaint over the enforcement of the de partment's recent order prohibiting the passage through the mails of en velopes bearing the customary black border in token of mourning. The new rule psrmits the use of note paper with as deep a border as the sender de sires, but the cover must be white, or may be tinted, but is not to have a black edge. ' The postoflice department gives as its reason for the new regulation that mourning envelopes are too easily tampered with. They can be opened, it is officially explained in answer to the numerous complaints, and if the gummed edge is torn or frayed in the process, a little ink rubbed over the surface makes everything look right. One consequence of the new order is the increased sale of envelopes with tinted edge and it is not improbable that the use of these as a token of mourning may entirely supersede the use of the time-honored black bor dered variety. o RETURNED EMPTY. San Francisco, Dec. 6. The trans port Glenogle arrived today from Manila. She did not have any pass- J engers. GRIEVANCE ADJUSTED. Bloomburg, Pa., Dec. 6. The griev ance over the wages of 230 car builders employed by the American Car & Foundry company at Berwick has been adjusted and the men have returned to work after a three days' strike. o LULL IN WAE NEWS Boers Closing on Ladysmith a Week Ago. London, Dec. 6. Again there is a complete lull in war news. Ladysmith has established heliographic commun ication with Frere, and it is reported that all was well up to Sunday. A dispatch from the Boer laager by way of Lourenzo Marquez, dated Thursday, November 3.1, confirms the report that the commandos have been closing in upon Ladysmith and mount ing big guns in new positions. JOUBERT IS ILL. But the Boers continue Ladysmith. to Worry Pretoria, Dec. 6. General Joubert is indisposed and has arrived at Volks rust across the Transvaal border for medical treatment. All Is quiet at Kimberley. LATEST FROM LADYSMITH. London, Dec. 6. The budget of news from Ladysmith which arrived today brings the story of the beleaguered gar rison up to November 29. In spite of the rumors of a retrograde movement upon the part of the Boers the stories just received show that the garrison though still strong was suffering from confinement, restricted diet and an in creasing volume of Boer artillery fire. o SICE SOLDIERS Repulse a Filipino Attack and Capture Prisoners. libnila, Dec. 6. Lieutenant Colonel Parker of the Forty-fifth infantry com manded at Vigan, province of South t Ilcos, when that place was attacked on j Monday, December 4 (not last night as previously reported) by a force of In surgents. The American force consist ed of company B of the Thirty-third regiment and 150 sick men, many of whom shared in the first attack, which was made at 4 o'clock in the morning and lasted until 8 o'clock. The Filipi nos who were estimated to have num bered about 100 men and who were commanded by General Mino came from the outskirts of the town to the post. The fighting was from housa to house and almost hand to hand. The Americans captured eighty-four rifles and several prisoners. The official re port says three men were wounded. Colonel Bisbee is sending reinforce ments to Vigan on board the gunboat Wheeling. Colonel Parker praised the bravery of the sick American soldiers. Every man who was able to stand handled a rifle during the attack. ON AGUINALDO'S TRAIL. Washington, Dec. 6. General Otis to day cabled to the war department that he had had no word front Colonel Young for a we?k. This is taken to in dicate that Young is continuing in his hot pursuit of Aguinaldo and prob ably is in a country where he regards it as unsafe to use couriers. ARMY OF THE FRONTIER. Fifth Annual Reunion at Cedar Rap ids, la. i Cedar Rapids, la., Dec. 6. The fifth annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Frontier, which is com posed of the members of the regiments which saw service in the civil war in the campaigns west of the Mississippi and north of the Red River, is being held in G. A. R. hall today, it being the thirty-seventh anniversary of the bat tle of Prairie Grove, Ark., which saved St. Louis from falling into the hands of the confederates. Members of the society are present from Chicago, Mil waukee, Madison, Austin, 111., and other places. After the business meet ing a banquet will be held this evening in Dow's auditorium, followed by the annual camp-fire. President N. M. Hubbard of this city will preside and addresses are to be made by John C. Bonnell of Chicago, George H. Chase of Milwaukee, and others. DREADED HIS WEDDING. Belleville, 111., Dec. 6. Fred Vogel sent a bullet into his brain this morn ing a few hours before the time set for his wedding with Mrs. Emma Fer renbach of Freeburg. Vogel and Mrs. Ferrenbach, whose maiden name was Struntz, were engaged to be married ten years ago, when she was a girl o eighteen. They quarreled and sepa rated and later Miss Struntz was mar ried to Ferrenbach. About two years ago the couple were divorced. Vogel reappeared and pressed his suit until finally Mrs. Ferrenbach consented to marry him. CLOTHED IN PURPLE The Elks Roamed Free Over Phoenix Yesterday. A Grand Parade, Followed by a Ball Game With Whiskers on, the Day Closing With a Minstrel Show, a Ball and a Banquet. TODAY S PROGRAMME J 10 o'clock, galloping parade by Indians and cowboys. 10 o'clock, run by the fire en gine, hook and ladder apparatus and hose wagon. Alarm to be turned in at Fourth street and Jefferson, opposite the exhibition grounds, where an immense bon fire is to be constructed. Blaze to be extinguished. Music by Mariner's juvenile band and colored minstrels at Lightburne plaza. 11 o'clock, race between Pioneer hose wagon with horses attached and a team of twelve picked men pulling a hose cart; Bally Evans, captain of the latter. Each to run 300 feet, then lay 150 feet of hose and attach to fire hydrant and get water. Teams to start from opposite directions and meet te the center. 11:30 o'clock, hook and ladder exhibition, climbing a high build ing, throwing hose to the top, etc. All afternoon events at the race track. Music by First regiment band of Albuquerque. 1 o'clock sharp, running race, three-eighths mile; purse, $2.0; entrance, $25; purses, 75 per cent, 15 per cent and 10 per cent. Cowboy's relay race, purse $100; entrance, $5; prizes, $75 and $25. Indian relay race; $15 and $10. Flag picking race, $15 and $10. Music carnival begins at 7 o'clock at Lightburne plaza, and ends at 9:30 o'clock. Participated in by Indian school band. First regiment band of Albuquerque, Pioneer band, Mariner's juvenile band, minstrels, wild Indian band, Indian glee club, Mexican glee club. Concluding .the evening with fireworks and a realistic at tack on Sutter's cabin. Phoenix was clothed in purple yes terday, a mark of honor to the Elks gathered here from nearly every lodge in Arizona. Tucson, one of the strong est lodges, was singularly not repre sented, though a large delegation was expected yesterday morning. Flagstaff and Prescott sent down many gentle men in tall hats and purple and as fine linen as is ever manufactured into dusters. They made a day of it, lack ing, perhaps, some of the excitement of. the first day of the carnival, but no more fun could have been crowded into it unless there had been more hours. Aside from the B. P. O. E. demon strations and the foot ball contests at the park there was little of the car nival in evidence. The musical pro gramme was not carried out, and that part of it devolving upon the Chinese and wild Indians perhaps never will be executed. It was discovered that the Celestials and aborigines could not be made to understand that an agree ment was a sacred thing. The crowd on the street was not quite so dense as on Monday, although it was estimated that there were more peo ple in town. Two days and nights of oven a carnival is calculated to wear off the wire edge of curiosity, so that many residents as well as visitors pre ferred the seclusion of their homes to the racket of the town. Some of the visitors, especially those from Tucson, went home on Tuesday night and more last night. The weather, concerning which there has been some apprehension since Tuesday morning, cleared yesterday af ternoon, giving assurance of at least two more unbroken days of Arizona sunshine. THE ELKS ON PARADE. A Magnificent Representation of the Order Was Witnessed. The cowboys and Indians gave way yesterday to the Elks, and joined in making the parade of the day a most interesting feature of the carnival week. The train brought Elks from all parts of the southwest to the city, and never was such a large gathering of the members of a secret society seen in this city. The crowds were as much interested in the parade of the morn ing as they were in the first great pa geant of the carnival. The parade was a magnificent af fair. While there were not as many beautiful floats as were seen on Mon day, the parade was full of interest. It represented the strength of the Eiks in the southwest. The sentiment which was illustrated by the floats was beau tiful. One represented Justice, and was very prettily designed: another showed the charity of the Elks, one "Fidelity," and the fourth brotherly love. The parade formed at the corner of Seventh street and Adams, marched down Adams to Fifth avenue, thence south to Washington street, and east on Washington to Seventh. All along the line the streets were thronged. The Elks were attired in linen dusters and wore plug hats. Each member carried a cane which bore a purple rib bon tie. On the lapels of their coats the Elks wore the handsome badge of the day, which was of purple color,' with an elk's head hung from a key. On the key was the word "City," which signified that the key of the city was theirs for the day. The reviewing stand at the court house plaza was occupied by the queen of the carnival and her maids of honor. As the Elks passed this stand the plug hats were raised in honor to the beautiful young ladies who are the central figures of the social side of the great carnival. Washington street was fairly packed with people. The spec tators formed a compact wall for blocks, and hundreds viewed the spec tacle from the roofs of business blocks. It was a grand opening of the day claimed by this society, and the Elks have reason to feel proud. The chief officers of the order led the pageant on horseback. There were three of them, one bearing the Elks' flag. The Pioneer , band came next in line, followed by a carriage containing the exalted rulers. Twenty-eight Elks marched after the carriage, and em braced the members of a visiting so ciety who came to participate in the pleasures of the day. Then came the float "Charity." A beautiful girl held a purse toward a widow and her son, the scene representing the benevolence of the Elks. The float was dressed in j purple, the chosen color of the Elks, as were the other two floats that fol- lowed. Then came twenty-three Elks followed by the float "Justice." A I great eagle was placed on this float, hovering over the head of a goddess of I liberty, who held the scales of justice I In one hand, the other resting on a ! sword at her sich?. A carriage con- taining members of the Albuquerque : society preceded the Albuquerque band. and five Elks from New Mexico walked after the band. The third float fol I lowed in the line. It represented "Brotherly Love." An immense cup , provided a feast for a dozen small boys who wore sailor hats, and sur rounded the cup enjoying the good things placed at their disposal. A clock in the background marked the hour of eleven. Thirty-four Elks came next and after them the fourth float, "Fidelity." An elk's head rested on a pedestal and was guarded by two young ladies and a young man, who were prettily cos tumed. The last contingent of the Elks followed and there were fifty-four of them. The Indian school band led the cowboys and Indians and the indus trial floats that came next. Doc Good in rode at the head of the cowboys. There was not such a large turnout as was seen on Monday, but there was a good representation and they formed a most interesting feature of the pa rade. The "Curio" was represented by a handsome float which contained In dian art tastily arranged. Following the float came the Indians dressed in the paint and feathers of warriors Tho i Salt River valley was represented by me iwo noats that appeared in the Monday parade, one showing the immi grant coming to the valley and the other displaying the prosperity which results from settling hern. A string of "jerky" was strung on the cover of the emigrant wagon, and made a most realistic adornment. Lawrence & Clark participated with a display of carriages which were occupied by lit tle girls. The three floats of the Indian school were in line, and the spectators were glad to get a second view of these interesting representations of the industrial life of that institution. The fire department turned out to the alarm sounded by the Elks, and contributed to the interest of the pa rade. Chief Fromm rode at the head of the division, followed by Mariner's juvenile band, and the engine, hook and ladder and hose carts followed, the most of the apparatus bearing elaborate decorations. Ezra Thayer's float was witnessed again, as was also Andrews & Son's bicycle float and the Ilallwood Cash Register company. The rear of the parade was formed by a contingent ot Indians. During the morning the Elks re ceived the visiting delegates at their rooms, and the badges were distributed among them. Prescott lodge No. 330 came down in a body on yesterday's excursion and the following members of that lodge appeared in the parade: George Ruffner, J. Hudgens, E. E. Wann, R. M. Ling, J. p. Burk, T. E. Campbell, T. B. Davis, M. D., H. G. Gwynn, John Bagby, G. H. Cook, J. E. Morrison, J. Collins, S. A. Prince, E. A. KastneK, Joe Tiernan. B. H. Smith. J. E. Yeager, P. L. Kastner, H. L. Fishel, A. L. Marsh, G. S. Furgeson, C. R. Martindell, Ben Belcher, William Mc Crea. F. A. Tritle, Jr., Ed Litt, Charles Martin, J. L. Munds, Tom Shultz, Rich ard Dawson, E., G. Barthol, J. Wood. J. P. Dillon. Charles Hooker, G. H. Schuerman, F. E. Andrews, L. C. Gon zales, J. M. Speck, J. K. Campbell, John Stocks, W. R. Stone. ELKS ON THE DIAMOND. Sensational Exhibition of the Great National Game Yesterday. There was a ball game at the park yesterday afternoon, but no one knows what the score was. The scorer left the grounds early in the game and the last seen of him was somewhere in the vicinity of the insane asylum. Reese Ling of Prescott was the um pire. He was placed in a cage and armed with a six-shooter. He had no difficulty in making his decisions good, no matter how unjust they were. The teams were composed of Elks, the one from Prescott and the other from Phoenix. The players were gorgeously dressed in pretty suits made up of carnival colors, and each man wore a white plug hat. Some of them wore patent leather shoes and silk stock ings, but the umpire allowed them in the game just the same. The teams were made up as fol lows: Prescott Morrison,- catcher; Dalton, short-stop; Litt, third base; Andrews, second base; Jaeger, first (Continued on Third rage.) HORSES AND BATTALIONS. San Francisco, Dec. 6. The trans ports Sherman and Centennial sailed for Manila today. The Sherman carried the remaining battalions of the Forty ninth infantry and 167 recruits. The Centennial carries horses. o H. K CHEN0WETH RESIGNS The Nogales Collectorship Fight at an End. Washington, Dec. 6. (Special.) H. K. Chenoweth, collector of customs at Nogales, Ariz., has handed his resig nation to the secretary of the treasury. It has been accepted and will take ef fect on December 15. William M. Hoey of Muncie, Ind., will succeed him. This will dispose of a dispute which has been going on at Nogales between the friends and enemies of Collector Chenoweth regarding the result of the investigation which has been in pro gress in the treasury department for some time. First a telegram was received, or at least one was said to be received, at Nogales stating that the charges against the collector had failed. There followed on the heels of it another, giving assurance that the charges had been sustained and that he had been removed. This was in turn denied, but two weeks ago L. B. Hayes of Tucson had a dispatch from First Assistant Postmaster-General Perry S. Heath saying that he had been advised by the treasury department that Mr. Hoey would assume charge of the Nogales custom house on December 1. Thus ends a fight which has been in progress ever since Collector Cheno weth's appointment, and he was the first officer in Arizona appointed un der President McKinley's administra tion. The charges against the collector were made early last spring and were based upon alleged violations of the civil service rules, in the manner of conducting examinations and promo tions. There were beside accusations of misconduct in office in retaining upon the pay roll persons who per formed no service. An investigation was conducted at Nogales last summer by special treas ury agents, and upon their report the collector was ordered removed and his successor, Mr. Hoey, was appointed. Mr. Chenoweth hurried to Washlnfton, secured a reopening of his case, and a telegram was sent to Mr. Hoey coun termanding instructions to immediately take charge of the office. The investi gation was resumed about two months ago. A DOUBLE KILLING. Racine Clergyman and Wife Both Shot By Burglars. Racine, Wis., Dec. 6. Rev. D. B. Cheney, pastor of the First Baptist church, and his wife were shot and fatally wounded by a burglar who en tered their home at 10 o'clock this morning. o THE YAQUI WAR. Late Dispatches Received From Gen eral Torres. Ortiz, Mexico, Dec. 6. A courier Just arrived from the scene of the YaquI war with dispatches from General Tor res, and reports that fighting ceased November 28. The Indians retreated to Tonichi. Signal fires indicate that a concerted movement is being planned by the Indians. The Yaquis have lost 200 in battle. The Mexicans lost fif teen killed and thirty wounded. o A FRENCH OPINION Temps on the Message of President Mckinley. Paris, Dec. 6. The Temps says it finds "a want of decision" in Presi dent McKinley's message to congress which must be disconcerting for the country, "which needs an unequivocal firm statement." Referring to the paragraph on foreign affairs the Temps says: "After Mr. Chamberlain it was President McKinley's turn and he has shown himself tactful. He speaks warmly of friendship but does not breathe a word of alliances. Refer ring to South Africa, President Mc Kinley held the balance level between the two belligerents and even inflicted on Mr. Chamberlain and the preten tious imperialists the cruel word med iation. In short, the message will lit tle please the noisy champions of an alliance, wihch it ignores, while it will give satisfaction to all wise friends of a good understanding between the two great Anglo-Saxon nations." THE GERMANS PLEASED. Berlin, Dec. 6. The German govern ment and press almost unanimously welcome President McKinley's mes sage to congress. Even the agrarian papers always opposed to things Amer ican, grudgingly admit that the mes sage is fair and honest. MONEY MARKET An Object of Great Con cern Until January I. SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT There Is no Expectation of a Return of the Acute Stringency Through. Which the Country Hat Just Passed, Yet Speculators Have Grown Cautious By Recent Ex perience. New York, Dec. 6. (Special.) The stock market is still chiefly dominated by monetary conditions, and until these show a more favorable tendency the upward movement in securities vis likely to meet with considerable diffi culty if carried out upon any consid erable scale. Apart from this factor the outlook is especially favorable, as has been repeatedly explained in our previous advices. The chief . concern, therefore, is the course of the money market until after January 1. The ad vance in the Bank of England rate, of course, means that no relief can be expected in that quarter in the form of gold Imports; especially while the Transvaal war shows no sign of an ap proaching end. Considerable hope has been entertained that the return off currency from the interior would bring the supply of loanable funds In New York nearer to normal conditions, but it is not safe to place too much reliance on these anticipations. Funds are now returning, but less freely than expected, the great activity of trade and industry everywhere retarding the movement. Meanwhile, the treasury receipts continue to exceed expend itures; and had it not been for Secre tary Gage's offer to buy bonds some sharp manipulation of money rates would have been possible. The secre tary has shown his wisdom in extend ing the time for offers of bonds until December 23; that being the only avail able method of offsetting the effects ot cumbersome treasury operations. Up to date the offers have amounted to nearly $17,000,000. The market shows a decided disposition to run on special ties; and some excitement was mani fested on reports of a deal between Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Ohio which seems to have had no other foundation than some sort of working understanding which will prevent losing competition. Although the bank reserves are show ing an assuring rate of recovery and there is no expectation of any return of acute stringency, there is yet an in disposition to venture upon large spec ulative operations in dependence upon any real and inflating ease in money. The stringency of the last three montiTS has been so severe and persistent and has caused such sweeping liquidations in the stock market that those in fluences have made large operators unwilling to take anything for grant ed as to future ease in Wall street loans. Speculators are preponderantly very bullish and in no quarter do they find any reason for abating their atti tude; and that feeling will cause them to cling to their present holdings with great tenacity; but it is not likely to induce them yet to materially increase" their holdings. Intelligent men are wanting to comprehend more fully the causes that lay at the bottom of the late disturbances in the money market; and the more they study the situation the more they incline to the con clusion that the chief adverse in fluences are implanted in the laws reg ulating the national banks. During the present year, there has been an ex traordinary increase in the currency and credit wants of the people. KILLED A HIGHWAYMAN. Bank Collector Shoots Two Men Who Tried to Rob Him. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 6. Harry H. Trumbull, a collector for the Packers' National bank of South Omaha, was held up by footpads as he was leaving the bank tonight. After some lively work on both sides the bank man shot one of the highwaymen through the heart and wounded the other, who es caped. The dead man is a mulatto. KENTUCKY ELECTION BOARD. Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6. It is likely that all of today will be taken up by arguments in the contested election cases. Arguments will be heard on two propositions, the chief subject be ing the right of the commissioners to go behind the certified election returns for governor and lieutenant governor, when sitting as a contesting board and the right of commissioners to receive amended returns.