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tect Cattle. - __ Sparks Contempt lor a Wy oming Judge Contagious Cattle Diseases. Washington, December '20.—In the Senate SDooner to-day, by request of Sena tor Miller, who is absent, introduced a bill to extirpate contagious pleuro pneumonia, foot and mouth disease and rinderpest among cattle and to facilitate the exporta tion of cattle and the products of live stock. .Section one authorizes the President to appoint a commission of three persons to be known as the U. S. cattle commission. He may in his judgment suspend the func tions and pay and restore them again at any time. The salaries of the eommis Moners are lixed at $5,000 per annum. Section two makes it the duty of the . mmissionere to cause an investigation to 1 * made ms to the existence ol'contagious pleuro pneumonia, foot and moutn disease and rinderpest, and for this purpose they ate authorized to enter, either in person or by agents, any premises in which they have reason to believe such disease exists. I pon the discovery of the existence of the disea-e ihe commissioners are authorized to give public notice of the fact, specifying the location, and also to notify in writing t:m ageuts of any transportation company Icing business in or through the infected locality. The commissioners are required to establish and maintain such quarantine the animals of the premises or locality as they may deem necessary to prevent the spread of the disease and also to cause an appraisal and destruction of the infected or exposed animals. The owners of the ani mals destroyed are to be paid three-fourths of the value of the animals, as determined upon a basis of health before the infection. It is provided,however, that not more than $109 shall be paid for any animal destroyed which has a recorded pedigree, nor more than an animal without a pedigree. It is provided further that iu no aase shall com pensation be allowed for any animal de stroyed which may have contracted or been exposed to disease iu foreign countries or on the seas; nor shall compensation be allowed any one who knowingly or wil fully conceals the existence of any such disease or the facts of exposure thereto. Section three authorizes the commis Moners to make rules and regulations for the carrying of the provisions of the bill into effect, the rules to have the effect of law when approved by the President. Sections four, five and seven prescribe penalties lor obstructing the commissioners iti the performance of their duties, for con cealing disease and for transporting from one State to another diseased animals, knowing them to be such. .Section six makes it the duty of the commissioners, whenever any owner of animals refuses to accept the sum author >d to l>e paid under the appraisement, to declare and maintain a rigid quarantine of the animals and premises where the cattle may be found. Other sections make it the duty of dis trict attorneys to prosecute violations of ; the provisions of the law. The bill author- | : es the employment of a secretary lor the ( mmission and also skilled veterinarians, j and directs that when the functions of the j commissioners are suspended their offices and records shall be turned over to the Commissioner of agriculture. The bill ap propriates ?1.000,000 to carry its provisions into effect. A similar bill was introduced in the House to-day by Delegate Carey, from Wyoming, by direction ot tbe Houôe agri cultural committeee. It is understood that the bill was prepared by representatives of the Consolidated Cattle Growers Associ ation sparks "Agil." the Judge. Washington, December 20.—Cornmis 'ioner Sparks, of the General Land Office, ; has received a letter from a law firm at | West Plains, Mo., enclosing a newspaper j paragraph statiDg that Judge Blair, of Wyoming, instructed a jury in a recent , ase that a person who has made a home stead entry and commuted it to cash and afterwads made another homestead entry is not guilty of purjnry in swearing in the second case that he had not previously had the benefit of the homestead laws, and that m giving this instruction Judge Blair decided that a person who makes aDd com- , mutes a homestead entry does not thereby ; exhaust his rights under the homestead ; laws. In response to this letter Mr. Sparks -ays that if such decision has been made it will have no effect whatever, unless it | may be to induce ignorant persons to make fraudulent entries. By section 2289 of the statutes, says the Commissioner, one home stead entry only can be made by one per son. and by section 2298 commutation of that entry does not enable him to make another homestead entry, and any de cision to the contrary would be iu direct violation and contempt of the statutes, and if Judge Blair has made the decision attributed to him it will not lie recognized or respected by this office. Tobacco Rill in the House. Washington, December 20.—Hiseock ailed up his motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill relating to the duties on tobacco. The bill amends the statutes re lating to leaf tobacco as follows : , . i naftl'Qiro I -bnlk ïnTmr^oTwhï is suitable for ! or bulk, any part of which is su wrappers, if not stemmed, 7.» cents per pound ; if stemmed, $1 per pound, upon the whole contents of such bale, box, pack age or bulk. Morrison, of Illiuois, opposed the bill. The pending proposition was to impose a duty ot 75 cents per pound to protect the home producer of leaf tobacco, who already was protected by a duty of 3o cents per pound. That rate was more than ample protection to-day. Breckeuridge, of Arkansas, regarded the Uill as a modest proposition to protect cer tain classes of tobacco G00 per cent. Hiscock's motion was lost—yeas, 90; nays. 1G5. ____ Decrease of Internal Revenue. Washington, December 20. —The col lections of internal revenue for the first five amount to '4 than the collections months of the present fiscal year I ... i o05 s 08 being $792, fi 09 less ' Ä---* during the corns- i corns fiscal year. ponding period of tbe la9t There was a decrease of 82.G41.GI4 in the ot collections on spirits ; and increase $507.489 on tobacco; an increase ol $ 1,041, 093 on fermented liquors, and an increase of $7,552,332 tin miscellaneous objects ol taxation. The collections on olemargarine up to November 30 were $225,229. The total collections during November were 8G75.G44 greater than those for November, 1-5. The was an increase of ™ spirits,ot $199,012 on tobacco, and or $I0-», 015 on fermented liquors. Seven Years in the Fen. Ni:w York, December 20 .—Ex-Alder man MctQuaiile was this momiDg sentenceo to seven years imprisonment and to pay a line of $5,000. 1 Redemption ot National Bank Notes, Washington, December 10.—The fol lowing is a text of the bill introduced by Warner, of Ohio, to provide for the invest ment of the lawinl money deposited in ' the treasury by the national banks for the redemption of their circulating notes : Section 1. That the Secretary of the treasury be and he is hereby authorized and required to invest 00 per cent, of the lawlul money deposited with the Treasurer of the United States, at the date of the passage of this act, and 90 per cent, of all such money hereafter deposited lor the re demption of circulating notes of the na tional banks, as provided by section 4, of the act ot .Tune 20,1874, and the amend ments thereto, in United States bonds not subject to call, at the lowest market rates. Bonds so purchased shall lie held in the treasury in lieu of such lawful money to secure the redemption of circulating notes of the national banks. Section 2. That the interest on bonds purchased as required in this act, as the same accrues shall be covered into the treasury, and whenever bonds at their par value exceed the amount of outstanding circulating notes of the national banks, for the redemption of which lawful money has been deposited in excess of the bonds over such outstanding circulating notes, shall be cancelled and destroyed. Section 3. That circulating notes of the national banks for redemption, of which lawful money had lieen deposited, may be redeemed out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and whenever, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Treasury, such circulating notes cannot be redeemed out of the money in the treas ury without imparing its general efficiency, he may order the sale of as many of the bonds purchased and held, as provided in this act, as may be necessary to redeem the circulating notes of the national banks the same as are presented for redemption, but not to accumulate at aDy time of the redemption exceeding ten per cent, of such outstanding notes. Section 4. That no national bank shall be required hereafter to keep on deposit to secure circulating notes in United States bonds to the amount exceeding one twentieth of its capital stock and in no case more than $20,000; and hereafter all national banks shall be entitled to receive circulating notes for such bonds at their par value equal to the par value of the bonds so deposited. Army Appropriation Bill. Washington, December 1G.—The House committee ou military affairs to-day com pleted the army appropriation bill and it will be reported to the House to-morrow. It makes a total appropriation of $23,557, 238. Tbe estimates for service aggregated £25,528,587 and the appropriation for the current year was $23,794,001. The new legislation included in the bill is intended to limit the mileage to four cents per mile ; to keep the number of horses for the cav airy and artillery use below the number of enlisted men and scouts in the mounted service : to secure purchases only through competition and advertisement ; to a re duction to 5,000 of the number of draught animals in use, and to limit to £500 any expenditure that may be made without the approval of the Secretary of War, upon any building or military post. The bill also provides that not more than $1,300, 000 of the total appropriation shall be paid for the service of civilian employes in the • Quartermaster's Department and that no employe paid from the appropriation for supplies, transportation and incidental ex penses shall receive a salary of more than $150 per mouth unless specifically lixed by law. It is also provided that of the $1,150.000 appropriated lor clothing and equipage there shall uot be expended at the Fort Leavenworth military prison a sum in excess of $25,000. Military Orders. Washington, December 10.— An order will shortly be issued by the l'resident placing .Southern California in tbe de partment of Arizona and under the com- i mand of Gen. Nelson A. Miles, and remov- 1 ing his headquarters from Prescott, Ariz., to Los Angeles, Cala. This will give Gen. Miles command of the whole Mexican frontier, from Texas to the Pacific. The territorial extension of the limits of hi3 command is said by Gen. Miles' friends to be a sufficient answer to the charge which has lieen made, that he disobeyed orders in the Apache campaign. Upon beiDg asked to-night whether the extension of the limits of his command might not be regarded as equivalent to a promotion Gen. Miles said : "The fact speaks for itself. I do not care to say anything about it." luduin Lund Bill. Washington, December 16.—The House this afternoon passed the bill relating to Indian land. As amended the bill pro vides that in all cases where any tribe of ; Indians is located upon a reservation i created lor its use either by stipulation or I virtue of an act of Congress or executive order of the Secretary ol the Interior is authorized whenever in his opinion any reservation of such Indians is advantage ous for agricultural and grazing purposes, to cause said reservation to be surveyed or resurveyed, if necessary, and to allot the lands in said reservation in severalty to the Indians located thereon on their ap ! i j ; j j ; I I : ------- • Potion in quantities as follows: To each j _ eighteen years one-sixteenth ot a section, . provided that in case there is not sufficient i and j n any 0l - reservation to allot lands to eaoh i nd j an 0 f the classes aboveil head of family one quarter of section : to each single person over 18 years of age one-eighth of a section ; to each orphan child under 18 years of age one-eighth of a section : to each other person under named in quantities as above provided, the lands embraced in such reservation or res ervations shall be alloted to each individ nal of each of said classes pro rata in ac- j cordance with the provisions ot this act. The rights and privileges of citizenship are conferred upon every Indian bom within the territory of the limits of the United States to whom allotment has been made, and upon every Indian who has voluntarily taken up his residence and s i./l tkn LoKitc nf niviliyatlftn. adopted the habits of civilization. The provisions ol the bill do tend to the not ex territories occupitd by the Cherokees Creeks. Choctaws, Chicasaws, j 0 7 ity ot the male J__^ „ _ _________ _ Semioles and Usages, Miamies and^ Peorias ands Sacs and Foxes in Indian Territory, nor to any of the reservations of the Sena- j eauatioDof New York Indians m the State of New York, nor to that strip ol territory in tbe State of Nebraska adjoin • _ cjnnv nation on the south, nor d£s Hie bill authorize the abolishment of ; anv reservation until the eonsent of a ma members 21 years of age be first obtained. ' r ven » few days to fix up bis accounts, look after bis business and neces sary power of attorney. a Getting Kreadv lor Prison. New Y'okk, December 20.—MtKQuaid will be given i ' ! ; ! 1 SUSPECTED MURDER. Seaching lor Evidence of a Richmond Crime. Richmond, Va., December 20.— Some months ago Richard Shinnick, keeper of a barroom patronized promiscuously by whites and blacks, sold out his business and left the city for the West, leaving his wife behind. Last Saturday Mrs. Shin nick, who has been ill with consumption I com P licated with other diseases, findin i ; , i 1 (his city, and Isaac McConibe, a prominent her end fast approaching, mande an ante mortem statement of the details of a mur der perptrated by her husband over a year ago. Shinnick lived over his barroom and his wife was frequently called upon to as sist him. She says that between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock one night she happened to enter the bar by the back door, when she saw her husband, who was in front of the bar counter, strike and knock down a white man with a pair of brass knuckles : that he turned and seeing her ordered her to go up stairs, which she did. She could not rest, however, and creeping down again she peeped into the bar, when she was horrified by seeing her husband drag the man s body behind the bar, rob it of a roll of money, raise a trap at the end of the bar and push the body i into an old well under the floor. Upon this information the jiolice to-day \ went to work to find the remains by pull ing up the floor and digging for the hidden well, but have as yet made no discovery. ; The whole place, however, will be thor- 1 oughly overhauled. Last fall two State officials, J. M. Car- j roll, city treasurer of Staunton, and W. If. Crawford, clerk of Bland county, left their l homes for Kichmond, since which time i neither of them has ever been heard from, and the belief is strongly prevalent that one of these is Shinnick's victim. The wife's description of the murdered man in I some respects agrees with the appearance of both, but more so in regard to Crawford. The authorities of Cincinnati have been telegraphed to arrest Shinnick if he can be found. Important Railroad Sait. New York, December 1(1.—The first j steps in what bids lair to be a long and I fiercely contested suit against a railroad j company was taken by Abram Wormer, of j | j ' j j ! j j ; j i I j ! citizen of Troy, New York. Millions of dollars are at stake. In some parts the case is identical with the recent actions which have been decided adversely to the Wabash road. The plaintiffs to-day filed complaint in the .Supreme Court against the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad company to restrain the company from applying its revenues to the detriment of the holders of bonds of the series "B" of the company. The facts upon which the action is based are substantially as follows : In July, 1878, the company issued its trusl deed to secure $17,000,000 bonds; $2,000,000 was called series "A" and $15, 000,000 series "B." These two series were , by the terms of the trust deed to be upon j an equality as to lien and payment of in terest and the principal, except that for the j first five years, the interest on the 'B" bonds was payable partly in script. The ! complainants charge that tbe railroad company wrongfully discriminates against j the "B" bonds by paying their interest | only partly in cash while the "A" interest j was being paid in full. It is further ! claimed that the officers of the road invit- i ed the "B" bondholders to scale their in terest from six to four per cent, and that ; lour per cent, per annum was being paid to \ the consenting bondholders, while those j who did not consent received only a frac- j tion of their interest iu cash. The plaintiff farther says that the com- j pany is annually paying large amounts in the shape of a floating debt, and is paying ; interest on the Newport-News extension bonds out of the earnings that should be applied to the interest on 'B'' bonds to prejudice "B" bondholders. The complaint ; seeks an inj auction to prevent the abases ! complained of and a preliminary restrain- ! ing order will shortly lie applied for. Be- ! sides this suit an action at law on unpaid i coupons has been begun against the com 1 P an . at ^ • Judge Tuley. Heavy Suit. Chicago, December 1G. — Edwin B. Painter has brought suit agaiast Joseph W. Haskins to recover $240,000 worth of shares in the Atlas Mining Co., which he claims defendant improperly obtained from him. In his bill the plaintiff alleges that he entered into an agreement with Haskins to furnish him with $00,0000 to work four copper mines of great value, whic h he owned at lied Hock, Arizona, on condition that Haskins would give him a half interest in the concern. This was represented by nearly $§00,000 in shares, but the defendant, it is charged, turned over but $150,000 worth, dividing up the remainder with other parties, with whom he had been carrying on negotiations with out the plaintiff's knowledge. An injunc tion restraining Haskins from assigning oi disposing of his property was issued by ; j ! Leasing Indian Lands. Kansas City, December 1G.—The Star had an interview with a gentleman from Colorado as a representative of the Colora do capitalists in connection with New York, Chicago and St. Louis parties to purchase or lease for a long term of years the Chero kee strip in the Indian Territory, contain ing six million acres, with the intention of S1A IU11HHU ÄLIW, W1U1 LUC lUlCUllUli U opening it for settlement. The price men tioned is three dollars per acre. The scheme also includes the acquisition of five million acres in No Man's Land, extending to Mexico, and claimed by the Cherokees. : It is asserted that $20,000 has been spent already in looking up the records of the Interior Department and negotiating with ' the Indians. The Li«(aor Traffic. Louisville, December 1G. —The execu- j tivfc committee of the National Protective Association of Liquor Dealers met to-day and decided that a moderate license sys tem would be the most beneficial system to the trade police, and it would he to the interest of the wholesale and retail deal ers to eliminate the fraud in the payment ; of lawful licenses. Also to prevent the sale of liquor to minors ; to close saloons on Sunday, and if possible induce monici- ! nolUiua fn ppocp orronh'ncr lii^noAQ tn nia- i palities to cease granting licenses to dis orderly [establishments. The committee held that it was the abuse of liqnor that did harm and « barged this mainly to the 0 jty governments allowing licenses to inl proper persons. - --------- — - ment without rebate January 1, 1—7. on United States 4 per cent bonds of tbe loan of 1907, amounting Bond Interest. Washington, December 1G.— The Sec retary of the Treasury has directed pay of the interest due to about $9,000,000, and also interest on bonds issued to tbe Pacific rail ways upon presentation of coupon and interest checks at the treasury, Washington, or at any of the sub-treasnries. Checks for registered interest will be mailed to bondholders as soon as prepared. A BLOODY FEUD. End of a | j i \ 1 j I j j Brace of Indian does. Despera Fort Scott, December 20. —Another bloody Indian Territory murder has just come to light, and two more Indian des peradoes have been sent to the happy hunt ing grounds. For many years there has existed a deadly fend between Farman and Starr of the Cherokee nation. About six months ago Starr had hi3 horse shot from under him while riding along through lonely woods. Suspecting Ben Farman j of the deed he determined to avenge it, but was waylaid and shot by some of bis . enemies near Younger's Bend. His wounds being considered fatal he was taken to the 1 house, and while all the guards were at 1 dinner 8am Starr, wounded as lie was, : seized a Winchester rifle, disarmed his ; guard and escaped to YonDger's Bend where he lay concealed until his wife, the notorious Bell Starr, assisted him to escape i by swimming the Arkansas river and trav : eling by night to Fort Smith. 8am Starr was charged with robbing the ! U. S. mail, and when here be surrendered himself to the authorities, but when able ; to travel Starr returned to the Nation. ; Saturday he started to Fort Smith, but j stopped at a dance near Farman s ranch. ! Ben Farman was there. Starr demanded pay lor the horse he killed, when Farman drew his pistol and fired: shooting Starr through the heart. Starr had out his pis tol and fired as he fell. The bullet broke Farman's neck, and both men died instant ly. This ends one of the oldest and blood iest feuds of the many that have existed ' in the Cherokee nation, a feud that had lasted fifty years and resulted in the death of many men on both sides. Severe Criticism. Washington, December 15.— In the House Symes, of Colorado, offered several amendments increasing the appropriations for the signal service bureau, and this being ! opposed by Randall he proceeded to criti cise that gentleman's actions as chairman of the committee on appropriations. He did not envy the gentleman who lived upon the Atlantic Coast, his narrow-minded statesmanship which did not cross the Mississippi river. If a gentleman didn't grow fast enough on the prieiples of states manship to extend some privileges to the West, the people would see that that man was made chairman of the committee on appropriations, whose vision extended be yond a few signal stations on the Atlantic Coast. Mr. Randall in reply said that the pend ing bill carried more appropriatiens for the Pacific Coast than any similar bill for years past. He thought he knew his duty mod erately well and he'did not propose to be frightened from the performance of that duty, certainly not by words of such dem agoguery as had emanated from the gen tleman from Colorado. Symes thought the gentleman bad bet ter read the dictionary for the meaning of the word demagoguery. Demagogue as de fined by the best political writers of this country, was a man who was a pretended leaded of a great party and who had as his only stock in trade ability to go through an appropriation bill with a cheese paring knife, and cutting off a few dollars here and there to make a reduction of $5,000, 000 from the appropriations of last year. That was statesmanship of the great lead ers of the Democratic party. Cod save the country from such statesmanship. [Laughter and applause.] Randall predicted that the Democratic paUy would live to thrive and control in j this country without regard to the gentle man's opinion as to its leadership. [Ap plause.] The amendments were rejected. Railroad Attorney Bill. Washington, December 15.— In the Senate Beck called up the bill prohibiting Senators or Representatives from acting as attorneys for subsidized lailroad com panies, the question being on the substi tute reported from the judiciary commit tee. Mr. Beck opposed the substitute and ; advocated the bill introduced by himself. ; Pu«b, a member of the judiciary com «iw, if. mittee, justified the substitute. He was opposed to all such legislation, hut if it was to lie enacted he would have it car ried out to its full extent. Macxey advocated the original bill, and on behaif of fois absent colleague, Coke, offered an amendment which has the effect substantially of restoring the bill to its original form as introduced by Beck. Call expressed a decided opposition to the hill. There was no necessity for it. If the Senator from Kentucky knew of any such case as he suggested, the remedy was in a resolution of expulsion. He re minded that Senator that he (Becki had voted against the bill forfeiting the North ern Pacific railroad land grant, while he (Call) and others opposed to the Beck bill had voted lor the forfeiture of the North ern Pacific grants. But it is not to he presumed that the votes had not been given honestly, the Beck hill or a hundred such hills won Id not have an effect on the purpose. If Senators were to be bought they could lie liought all the same. He argued also that the hill was unconstitutional. Without reaching a vote the Senate went into executive session, and when the doors were re-opened ad journed. Faying the Interest. Washington, December 17.—A prom nent Treasury official, who when asked for information on the subject, said this after noon that it is not at all likely that the department will make any immediate call for three per cents in view of the fact that it has already given public notice that it stands ready to redeem all such bonds out standing, paying par and accrued interest to date of presentation. The amount of bonds redeemed, included in this "open call," which was issneid September 15th last, is $2,209,900. This leaves $03,909,500 of un cancelled threes still outstanding. Of the called bonds there is outstanding $7,075, 250. The U. S. Treasurer has already is sued checks to pay the January interest on I ing to $4,500,000. He will to-morrow issue • . * checks in payment of the balance of this amounting to about $1.000,000. Checks in pa>ment of the Pacific railroad interest will probably be issued to-morrow also, amounting to$l,938,000. The amount of registered interest already paid, with rebate urder the circular of November 101b, is $189,000. u.ii «... en a I e\ Hall was comfortably filled with lovers of j Billiard Match. Chicago, Decemlier 17.—Central Music , the game of hilliards, when Slosson and . Krlmpfipr anr»«r«i nn «K» ni.ffnrm a«- « I Schaefer appeared on the platform at 8 j o'clock this evening. John A. McCnllough ; of St. Louis immediately announced that the game was 500 points cushion caroms for $5,000 a side and gate money. Schaefer 500, SIo'isod 430 ; no innings; Schaefer's average 4 5C-111 : Slosson's. 3 100 - 110 . SET FREE. Ovation to a Frison Released Priest. Dublin, December 20. —Father Fahy, the priest, who, early in September, was sentenced to six months imprisonment lor refusing to give bail for good behavior, was to-day released unconditionally from the Galway jail in which he has since been confined. It will be remembered that Father Faliy interceded with \gent Lewis, j of the Clan Ricardi, estates, in liehalf of a * number of tenants belonging to the priest's 1 ; j 1 j j | ; 1 ! ' ! j ; ; parish, in Woodford, and who were unable to pay their rents. Eviction was threaten ed and Father Fahy went to save them from being put into the roadway. Mr. Lewis treated the priest harshly, and as the latter left he said to Mr. Lewis : "You are bard hearted toward God's poor. May you repent of it." Lewis at once had the priest arrested, charging him with having threatened his life, even going so far as to declare that Father Fahy said he would have him murdered. The magistrates or dered Father Fahy to give bail for good behavior or go to jail. He refused to fur nish bail for the reason that it would lie regarded as an admission that the charge against him was true. He was accordingly imprisoned. The priest met with an ovation on his release. The city of Galway will be illuminated to-night in his honor. Interview With Michael Dnvitt. Chicago, December 19. —Michael Davitt, the Irish patriot, passed through the city yesterday morning en route from (Quebec to the far West ou business of a personal and particularly happy nature. Mr. Davitt was asked concerning the significant and recent arrest by the government of John Dillon, member of Parliament for East Mayo, Win. O'Brien, editor of United Ire land and other Irish leaders acting as trus tees in conducting the "plan of campaign." Mr. Davitt said : I am not at all alarmed at tue situation. The government is mak ing itself ridiculous. If this plan of cam paign is really illegal the government should have struck the blow long ago. The fact that it has allowed Dillon, O'Brien and others to carry it on for months shows its hesitancy.to declare it illegal. The al leged charge of conspiracy to defraud is ridiculous,because united Ireland and those engaged in this movement are acting in open daylight, hence the absurdity of the charge of conspiracy. If the tenant farm ers show a desire to give their rent or a portion of it into the hands of public men and do it without compulsion, the charge of fraud against Dillon and O'Brien be cause they have received such moneys i.s simply ridiculous. .Suppose they bring Dillon and O'Brien to trial before a jury on such a charge. No jury in the land will convict them. "What is the real meaning of the move on the part of the government'/" "I think the action of the government iu making the arrests and bringing the men to trial, is just like the course pursued by the Gladstone government in 1881, pre paratory to measures of coercion. Glad stone's land officers at that time instituted State trials of Parnell and the executives of the I.and League, not with the hope of obtaining a conviction, but to show the English public opinion, that ordi nary law was ineffectnal to cope with the state of things in Ireland, and that there fore exceptional legislation was required. J have no doubt that this is the line ofar gnrnent that will be adopted by Hicks Beach and Churchill when iu theeaily days of coming Parliament they will ap ply for exceptional power to deal with the National League in Ireland." "What will lie the effect of such an ap plication for exceptional power '/" "This means that we are on the eve of another and probably last and most desper ate fight with coercion. Both the League and Ireland are quite prepared for the struggle, which will be the fifty-fifih of the kind waged between Ireland and Lng land during the last 68 years. This means that fifty-four similar measures have proved so many failures, and in sporting language betting is 55 to one that Ireland wins the coming contest I expect to be home in Ireland in a few ^weeks, before all the prisons are filled. I look also for Par nell's speedy appearance upon the field of action, and I am confident that in a few months the billicose Tory party will have ^ ad quite enough oi coercion in Ireland. J firml y }>elieve lhat the English-Welsh popular feeling will be with tbe Irish in this struggle and against the course of the action ot the Tories. " Arrested for Conspiracy. Dublin, December 1G.— A letter to the News (Conservative) from Belfast, referring to the arrests, says: The results would have been deplorable if the government had been weak enough to allow a man who had just been ordered to find secureties for hi.s good behaviour to set the law at de fiance. Dublin, December 1G.— John Dillon, member of Parliament for East Mayo, William O'Brien, editor of the United Ire land, Matthew Harris, member of Parlia ment for East Galway, and David Sheby, member of Parliament for South Galway, j were arrested to-day in the town of Long trea, charged with conspiracy to defraud. The prisoners have been acting as trustees j in conducting the "plan of campaign" and j have been receiving from dissatisfied i tenants the reduced rents refused by the landlords or the landlords' agents. At the | time of making the arrest the police took ! away from Mr. Dillon sixty fioands, which he had just received in trust from the j tenants. The four gentlemen were taken ! before the magistrate and remanded for a j week. Parnell'* Condition Improved. London, December 19. Parnell, who has just arrived in London, said to-day that he was slowly but firmly recovering from his recent drastic attack. His doctors will permit him to resume his parliamen- | tary duties on the opening of the session if i he promises to lie caretnl. Parnell does not intend at present to express an opinion : on the "plan of compaign," wishing first ' to go to Ireland to consult with the pro- j moters of the plan, who he has not seen ! since the end of the last session of parlia- I ment. He also desires to obtain fuller 1 knowledge in regard to varions matters before he speaks on the subject. He de clares that he was not aware that the "plan had be.»' devised proposed until it had been published, nell will go to Ireland shortly. Par The Campbell Verdict. London, Dec. 20.—The Campliell case was given to the jury and they retired at 10 o'clock and returned with a verdict. They found that Lord Collin Campbell had not committed adnltery and that Lady Collin had not committed adnltery with any correspondents. The jury added that the conduct of Gen. Butler was unworthy of gentleman or ttn officei . and had J ^ uacu the only difficulty which 'the jury exper- j ion™*! in reaching a decision. The an- i ienced in reaching a decision. Tbe an nommément ol - t h e verdict was received wRh applause. Seven Years Imprisonment. Boston, December 17.—Reed, the de faulter, was this afternoon sentenced to seven years imprisonment. A CLERGYMAN'S COMPLAINT. One Who Did Not Attend the Chicag Hallet. Chicago, December 20.—A communica tion dated at New York has l>een receive«! by the General Manager of the Associated Press from Rev. J. Spencer Kennard, ob jecting to the use of his name in a dispatch sent out on the night of the lGth, describ iDg the appearance of several clergymen at the representation of the opera of Galatea and after piece of Hubensteins Bal Costume, for the purpose of passing judgment on the ballet. Mr. Kennard says: "As I have not been in this city for the past two months and was not within 900 miles of the theater last Thursday evening, it is plain that the rep<irter was in error. The character of the dispatch is such as will do me great damage where it goes, bringing my nane into contempt and crip pling my influence. In simple justice you are pnder obligations to correct the matter af the earliest moment through your dis patches to the same papers ' Mr. Kennard is entitled to the correc tion. The list of Clergymen was made up from the invitations that were presented at the box ofiice in exchange for seats. The management kept the envelopes anil from them made up the list which was supplied to the press and improperly included the name of Mr. Kennard. Indian Territory Affairs. St. Louis, December 17.—Advices from the Cherokee Indians are to the effect that the council of the Nation has elected Col. C. J. Harris and H. T. Laudoum as dele ! gates to Washington to represent the Cher okees during the present session of Con j gress. They are instructed at length on i Cherokee affairs. Among other things to | urge upon Congress i.s the passage of a bill , j giving the Nation the right to tax railroads | running through their country the same as i they do in the States, and to compel these I j 1 I 1 | ; ; ' j ; j ( i j i : j j 1 \ ; j roads to cease discrimination in freight j and passenger rates against citizens of the j Indian Territory as they are now doing. The delegation is also instructed to get an j act of Congress, if possible, to test before j the proper courts whether or not the ! domain act can be applied to lands of the ; Indian Territory; or in other words, whether the Indian lands of this Terri tory can lie taken by Congress and given ! to private corporations. The delegation is 1 a ^ d °? e ' i . i i .. ! The Cherokee council Ranged the time of allowing stock to lie driven m the country and extended it one month, from April 1st to May 1st. This will lie to the interest of stock men throughout the country. Another law allows persons to ship lumber and timber ont of the Nation provided they pay a royalty on the same j 1 1 v xx/1 } \ XT our fixed by law. Nominations. Washington, December 15. — Post masters—California—Henry Fox, llealds burg ; B. F. Smith, Pasadeno; C. H. Fin ley, Wadesto ; L. A. Manchester, Merced ; Philip Stein, Pomona. Nevada—James P. | Smith, Elko; .Tames C. Hagerman, Reno : James W. Forrest, Georgetown, Colorado. Geo. W. Carlton, Deer Lodge, Mont. T. B. Grass, Boice City, Idaho. G. G. McNamara. Port Townsend, Washington Territory. A. N. Young, Silver City, N. M. Washington, December lfi.—The Presi dent has made the following nominations : I G. Marion Brooks, of California, to be Attorney of the southern district of Cali fornia. Orlando B. Wilcox, 12th Infantry, to be '< Brigadier General. Lient. Col. John O. Moore, assistant sur geon, to be Surgeon General with the rank of Brigadier General. Col. Jas. C. Duane, of the corps of engi- j neers, to lie chief of engineers with the rank of Brigadier General. In addition to the above list the Presi dent sent in the names of many other army officers, The Senate confirmed the nomination of : i : ; _ _ moved with them to Indian Territory. Arthur L. Thoma«. to be a member of the boar of registration and election of Utah Washington, December 1G. —The Presi dent to-day appointed Rev. Wm. David Walker, of Largo, Dakota, to be a member of tbe board of Indian commissioners vice William T. Johnson, resigned. Washington, December 20. —Nomina tions—McLyon. Seattle, W. T.; D. Risley, of California. U. 8. Marshal of southern district of California. Confirmation. Washington, December 17.—Theodore D. Wilson, of New York, to be chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair and chief constructer of the navy, with relative rank of Commodore. Pay Director Jos. PultoD, ol Tennessee, to be chief of tbe Bureau of Pensions and clothing and Paymaster General of the Navy Department. Pay Inspector Rufus Park, of New York, to lie Pay Director of the navy. Paymaster Jas. E. Talfree, to lie Pay In spector of the navy. Assistant Paymaster John Convin, of Ohio, to lie passed Assistant Pay master of the navy. (Quincy A. Brooks, of Oregon, Collector of Customs at Puget Sound. Oregon. Confirmations—Abner B. Williams of Arkansas, member of tbe Utah Commis sion. Death at the age of 13G. St. Louis, December 19.—Letters from Sassakawa, Seminole nation, Indian Terri tory, gives an account of the death there on the fifth inst of Mrs. Susanna Warren, perhaps the oldest person in the United States, if not in the world. She was born in the old town of St. Augustine, Florida, 1750, fifteen year before America conceived tbe idea of national indejiendence. She was born as a slave and was the property of Spanish masters until 1818 when she, with another Spanish slave, fled from the town of Pensacola when it was taken by Gen. Jackson. She lived in the country from then until the second treaty of peace with the Seminoles, when she was regarded as their common property and was re She leaves many grand children some of them nearly 70 years of age. Death ol a Prominent Man. Boston, Decemlier 1G. —Marshal P. Wil der died at his residence at Roxbnry this morning. He had just passed his 8Gth birthday. Wilder for many years had been one of the most prominent men in the country. He had a world wide repu tation as one of the foremost pomologists and horticulturists of the country. He was president of the American Pomological Society. Homicide. San ; Francisco, December 10.—Early Iw ÎSÏS-h xJSlt.iä'rES' ** . hack , ma , n ' : tnan (inrintr n flîBT.n»« ! man. daring a dispute regarding their hack stands. The murderer was arrested A Steamship Foundered. London, December 20.— The steamship Leauelly, sailing from Liverpool, has foun dered at Holyhead. Twelve persons were drowned. . t I , to ascertain the names the lost and saved. HYDROPHOBIA. , Death of a Young Ladv in St. Louis. ! Sr Louis, December 20.—The death ; from hydrophobia of the daughter of Louis ! Grund, ex-chairman of the Republican I City Central Committee and a prominent contractor, was reported to the coroner to-day. Baraba Elizabeth Grund, 1G years old, some time ago was playing with a young puppy only two months old when ; it bit her. The wound was not serious, and as the dog, so far as known, ; had never been out of the house : since the day of its birth and had never ' been with other dogs, nothing was thought of it. About ten days ago, however, the ! young lady began to show symptoms of the dread disease and two physians were I called in. Their efforts to relieve her sufferings were of no avail, and she rapidly grew worse until yesterday, when she died j in the greatest agony. PACIFIC WRECK. A Ship Ashore--Twenty Lives Sup posed Lost. San Francisco, December 17.—At 2:30 o'clock this morning the whaling bark 1 Atlantic was driven ashore a mile and a half below the Cliff' House and went to I pieces in a few minutes, not a spar remain ed standing. The wreck is strewn along 1 the l»cacn three or four miles. About 25 men are believed to be lost. The captain and mate with eight or ten men were saved. At the time of the disas 1 ter a dense log and heavy sea prevailed. The Atlantic left here yesterday afternoon 1 for a cruise in the South Pacific, after which she was to proceed to the north. The At lantic was an old vessel, having been built j in 1851. She was two lifty-one tons regis ! ter, and was owned by J. and W. Wing of 1 New Bedford, Mass., and was commanded by Capt. McGregor. It is not yet possible j j j j ! ; ! 1 ! the treasury of any asssistant h United States shall not 1 j pùrch^dand wined Ty an * __ _ * - Trade Dollars. Washington, December 1G. —The bill passed by the Senate to-day for ihe retire ment and recoinage of the trade dollars, reads as follows : That until July 1,1887, if not defaced, multilated or stamned. shall be received at the office of the Tres urer or aDy assistant Treasurer of the U. S. States, in exchange for a like amount, dol lar for dollar, of standard silver dollars of the United States. Sec. 2. That trade dollars received by Treasurer lie paid out or in any other manner issued, but at the expense of the United States shall be transmitted to the coinage mints and shall be regarded and treated as silver bullion ; and that their bullion value shall be de ducted from the amount of bullion re | I '< j act of February 18,1878, and shall be re coined into standard silver dollars accord ing to tbe provisions of said act, provided that the amount to Tie so deducted as pro eided in this section shall not exceed $500, 000 in any month. Sec. 3. That all laws and parts of laws authorizing the coinage and issuance of United States trade dollars are hereby re pealed. Serious Cave. She.vAXIiOAH, Pa., December 17.— Be tween three and four o'clock this morning people living along West Coal street in the northwestern section of this borough were aroused by a creakiDg noise and swayiDg of houses, resembling severe and successive shocks of earthquakes. The sensation was produced by a cave which took down fully lour acres ot that section of the town upon which stands upwards of fifty houses. The greatest alarm prevailed from 3 o'clock until after daylight. Alter the surface sank the houses swayed and tottered and the frightened people, many of them with children in their arms, ran in search of places of safety, while the men collected their most portable property and conveyed : from the doomed district. The surface settled from two to four leet and damaged property to tbe extent of $50,000 to $75, 000. The cave in was caused by the roof ing of the workings of the Kohinoor col liery giving away, which is located under that portion of the town. Heavy Failure. New York, December 10.—A special dispatch from Ashburnham, Mass , says : The announcement this morning of the failure ol'Charles Winchester, of this place, for half a million dollars and the embar rassment of several banks in consequence caused a stir here and throughout the State. He was a man very easily ap proached, and his misfortune seems to have been caused by promiscuous endorsing. Among those ho thus befriended are Mon roe Bros., of Cleveland. O., for $100,000, and Golden Bros., of Marlboro. Mass., deal ers in wools, $76,800. The Boston Trust Co. has $100,000 of his paper unsecured, and the Fitchbnrg National Bank, of Fitchburg. $100,000, partly secured. A committee has started for Cleveland and the West to examine his lumber interest and to see what they can get out of the Cleveland people. Rase Ball Challenge. New York, December 16.—Base ball men were thrown into a state of violent excitement to-day when it was announced that the St. Louis Browns, champions of the world, had been challenged by the New York Giants to play a series of games for a stake of $10,000, best four out of seven. John B. Day, president of the Giants, walked into the Fifth Avenue Hotel this morning, and meeting Chris. Yanderahe, president of the Browns, said to him excitedly : "I understand, Älr. Yanderahe, that you say the New York Giants are a third class clnb." He replied that it wag third iu the games for the championship this year. "Well, I will challenge you to play for $10,000 next spring,'' cried Day still more excitedly, and shaking a hand full of bills in the air. "All right," said Yanderahe, "1 will play you with seven men, with your manager, Jim Mutrie, for umpire." A forfeit of $25o a side was place«l in the hands of Manager Decker, of the Bal timore club, and the men separated. Three of the games will be played on the Polo grounds and three in St. Ixuis. If it should be necessary to play the seventh it will be played on neutral grounds. Terrible Gas Explosion. Indianapolis, December 17.—A special from Kokomo, Ind., to the Journal says that gas was struck in well No. 2 at that point to-day, and in running the drill the gas was by some means ignited. A terrific explosion followed and thirty-five persons were more or le88 injured. The seriously ere more or less injured. ___________ injured are MiloMadlin, Adolphus Pickett Hon. J. N. Loop, Mr. Ulster, Blake Ream! Marion Pearce, Ira Lane, John Daly, Wal ter Hockett, George Stewart, Joseph Btowd, and David Frazier. The force of the ex plosion threw everybody to tbe ground, which probably explains why the injured are not fatally burned.