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Plans to Delay or Prevent Admission of
the Territories. Under the Proposed Bill Montana Could Not Commence to Get in<Till •After 1890. jfce Territories May Well Conclude They Have no Friends in the Ill inois Members. ADMISSION question. I.iiahlins Acts to He Proposed lor the Territories. Washington, December 15.—In ac cord. nee with the expressed intention of the Democratic caucus of last Thursday flight to support the omnibus bill pro viding tor an enabling act for admission of the Territories of Dakota, Montana Washington and New Mexico, and giving the people of Dakota the privilege of de termining whether the Territory he ad mitted as one or two States, Representa tive Springer, chairman of the Committee on Territories, has been engaged in form ulating the necessary amendments to the bill reported hist session and to make pro visions to conform to the proposed changes with some change in the time of holding the election tor delegates to the constitu tional conventions. SpriDger has prepared an amendment providing that elections in the tour Territories shall be held on the first Tuesday after the third Monday in May, 1881), and that delegates so elected shall meet in convention on the following 4th of July and prepare a con stitution to be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection on the first Tues day alter the first Monday in November following. Todetermine whether or not the Territory of Dakota shall be admitted whole or divided, the proposed amend ment to the omnibns provides that at the election for Delegates to the Constitu tional convention m May, every qualified elector may have written or printed on his ballot words "For Division" or "Against Division." If a majority of votes cast in that part of the Territory south of the seventh parallel due west to the western boundary of the Territory shall be "for division," the deb-gates elected shall as semble at Sioux Falls. If a majority cast north of the seventh parallel shall be for division, then the the delegates sa elected, who reside north of said parallel, shall assemble in conven tion at Bismarck. Each convention shall then form a constitution for its State, which constitution shall be submitted to the people for ratification or rejection. Each State shall be entitled to one repre sentative in Congress. The appropriations to meet the expenses of holding the two conventions is increased so as to provide for each convention the sum of $20,000. It is provided that should the people re ject the constitutions, the terri torial government of Dakota shall con tinue in existence the same as if this act had not been passed, or if the constitution for either North or South Dakota should be rejected, then the part <f the Territory rejecting shall continue un der territorial government. In case the people vote tor division provision is made for the appointment of a commission by the two conventions to readjust and agree upon the amount of territorial debt to be assumed by each of the proposed States. Springer will call a meeting of the com mittee some time next week for the pur pose of submitting the proposed amend ments to them for consideration. He pro poses to report the amendments to the bill to the House at au early day. He will also ask the committee to consider the propriety of proposing aD additional sec tion to the omnibus bill, providing that whenever an organized Territory of the United States shall have a legally ascer tained population equal to the num ber necessary to entitle it to a representative in congress such Territory will be authorized through the Legislature to call a constitutional convention, to con sist of not less than seventy-five members, who shall assemble at the seat of govern ment of the territory, and form a constitu tion for submission to the people. If the majority ot the people vote for it, it is to be transmitted to the President, and by him laid before Congress, and if the consti tution so adopted be republican in form, and in accordance with the constitution and laws of the United States, the terri tory shall be admitted in the Union when ever Congress shall pass an act therefore. Washington, December 12.— Springer, on behalf of the Committee on Territories, moved to suspend the rales and adopt a resolution making the Senate bill for the admission of the State of South Dakota and for the organization of the Territory of North Dakota a special order for to-morrow and from day to day until disposed of; provided, the omnibns bill may be offered as a substitute therefor. Thereafter other bills relating to the ad mission of the Territories shall be dis posed of in the order fixed by the com mittee. The motion was agreed to and the resolution adopted. Opposed to Division ot Dakota. Aberdeen, Dakota, December 17.—The call for a convention, published here this afternoon, is to take measnres to prevent, if possible, the division of Dakota. A qniet meeting of leading citizens was held Sat urday to devise means to defeat the divi sionists. They say that division is purely a political move and is opposed to the best interest of taxpayers. Opposed to the Admission of Utah. Salt Lake, Utah, December 17.—The liberal committee of Utah issued to-day< the follow ng address to the country: Salt Lake City, December 17. The Liberal Teriitcrial Committee rep resenting Republicans and Democrats alike desire to call the attention of the country to the fact that the Gentiles of Utah unan imously oppose the Mormon statehood scheme recently endorsed by the Demo cratic Congressional caucus. We are con fronted by a condition not a theory. Polygamy is not dead. The law is not supreme. Two hundred and thirty-four indictment were found at the present term of court at Provo for violations of the United States statutes designed to suppress polygamy a>nd polygamous living. To give Utah statehood would retard pro gress, depreciate values, perpetuate polyg amy and band the Territory over to the Mor mon priesthood. We call upon patriotic citizens everywhere to unite in strong pro tests to Congress against the proposed action. The admission of Utah to state hood would be a crime against American institutions. Postmaster Appointments. Washington, December 12.—The nom inations for postmasters are: Nels Kel ierup, Black Hawk, Colorado; J. B. Morton, Ynma, Cal.; G. L. McIntosh, Chico, Cal.; L. T. Brock, Bellevue, Idaho: J. J. Hen nesy, White »Sulphur Springs, Mont. DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. Admission of the Territories Dis cussed. Washington, December 13.—A House Democratic cancns was held to-night after the session, lasting three hours, which adopted the following resolution: Resolved , That in the judgment of this caucus provisions should be made by which Dakota may be admitted into the Union as one State or two States, as the people of the two proposed States may hereafter de termine. Also that necessary legislation ought to be provided for the early admis sion into the Union of the Territories of Washington, Montana and New Mexico; that these measures should all be embod ied in one bill, either by the amendment of the pending bill or otherwise. As to de tails the Committee on Territories shall determine in what order the House shall consider the measures, the bill to be con sidered by the House at the earliest day practicable. Utah, although not mentioned in the res olution, it was agreed should be admitted into the union, but by a separate bill. Sixty members were in attendance at the caucus and it was evident that they had come nearer to an understanding since the previous night. Cox opener! the pro ceedings with a long speech, in concluding which he said he oppoeed Utah coming in on the omnibus bill, but was willing to de fer to the wish of the caucus and accept the measure provided it was understood Dakota should have the privilege of division. Dockery, Missouri, Wheeler, Alabama, Blount, Georgia, Mansure, Mis souri, Rice and McDonald, Minnesota, Voorhees, Washington Territory, and others took the tame ground. Oats and Herbert, Alabama, and McMillen of Ten nessee, stoutly opposed the division of Dakota. McMillen declared it would be political tuicide Jor the Democratic party to admit all these new States. The Democratic party should go slow in this matter. If these proposed States were Republican and would continue to be Republican, notwith standing tlie action the Democratic House might take looking to their admis sion. The Dakota question was then lost sight of, temporarily, in the discussion over the question, whether Utah should be included in the omnibus bill. Delegate Caine, of Utah, made an earnest appeal for the in clnsion of Utah in the bill. He said po lygamy was now no longer practiced, to any extent, and the Democratic party should not undertake to deny Utah ad admission, solely because of the religious belief of some of her citizens. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, seconded the appeal, saying that Utah would prob ably be the only Democratic State in the lot and ought to be admitted. After some further discussion, the committee on Territories was requested by a vote show ing a majority in favor of the proposition, to prepare and present to the House a sep arate bill for the admission of Utah. Speaker Carlisle and Judge Holman then addressed the caucus in favor of the omni bus bill including the Territories having a ratio of population entitling them to one member. Congres sman Cox closed the debate in a speech in which he asked the members to accept the proposition of Judge Holman, leaving the Dakota ques tion to the people of that Territory and providing for the admission of the other Territories named by JHolman. The reso lution as amended by a suggestion from Speakir Carlisle, wast hen adopted and the caucus adjourned. The Dudley Case. Indianapolis, December 12.— Anent the resignation of United States Dis trict Attorney Emery B. Sellers, which was not publicly known here until this morn ing, there is considerable political gossip touching the cause for the suddenness and secrecy observed by Sellers in the matter. The chief reason is attributed to Sellers' dissatisfaction with the case made before the Federal Grand Jury against Col. Dud ley. It is said he was averse to entering upon the prosecution of a case of such im portance with what to him seemed insuffi ciency of evidence. In this connection it is also asserted that certain prominent Democrats who publicly claimed to possess specific and damaging evidence touching the alleged Dudley letter have either failed or refused to produce said evidence. It is even stated that Sellers does not know and cannot ascertain the name of the Republi can county chairman from whom the Dem ocrats claimed in public prints they had obtained the now famous "blocks, of five" letter. As this information is of vital im portance to the successful prosecution of the case, Sellers' friends privately declare he resigned with a view of washing his hands of the whole matter. Sixty Days Agreement Chicago, December 14. — President StroDg, of the Atchison road, was in Chi cago recently and submitted to the presi dents of ithe various roads a plan for a temporary agreement designed to secure the maintenance of rates for sixty days from January 1st, the idea being to keep the rates up to a paying basis daring the winter season or till snch time as the finan cial rulers of the roads are ready to spring the next big scheme. An nnnsnal feature of the plan is the provision that if any subordinate officer of a road shall be found guilty of catting rates he will be promptly divested of rate making power. The agreement, of coarse, is not to be pat into effect without the unanimous aaeent of the roads in interest, and there seems to be considerable doubt as to whether they can all be brought into line. Sunday Rest Convention. Washington, December 12.—A busi ness meeting of the National Sabbath Rest convention was held this morning. It announced that the Senate committee on labor would give a hearing to-morrow morning to those interested in the Sabbath reform movement, and à committee was appointed to represent the convention be fore that committee. Officers of the un ion were elected as follows: Col. Elliott F. Shepard, of New York, President; Rev. Dr. D. P. Lord, of Illinois, Recording Sec retary; Rev. J. H. Knowles, of New Jer sey, General Secretary, in charge of the publication department. A constitution was adopted declaring the basis of the un ion to he "divine authority and universal and perpetual obligation of the Sabbath." The object of the uuion is declared to be for the preservation of the American Sab bath as a day of rest and worship. Lost at Sr a. Sandwich, Mass., December 14.—A bot tle, containing the following note was picked np on the beach, to-day, some three miles below Sandwich Harbor : "Bark J. R. Humphrey. Bath, Maine. We were ont in a storm Nov. 25, and write this to onr friends, for when it is found we will be at the bottom of the ocean. Hoping you will all pray for us and tell onr friends." (Signed) Pat Hoey Tom Lewis, John O'Neill, Bill Carroll. On the reverse side was, "We are all lost." joy to lor as lis the a for his he and and the the is the of lar IOHOfS RECEPTION. Contemptible Conduct of Gov. Gray in Preventing the Use of the Capital Building. VICE-PRESIDENT MORTON. His Arrival and Reception at Indian* apolis. Indianapolis, December 13.—The peo ple in this city had a good opportunity to day to see Gen. Harrison and Mr. Morton. Those two gentlemen took a long walk about the residence and business portions of the city in the forenoon, while their wives were out for & long drive. In the afternoon and evening .there were many callers at the Harrison residence. Some called to talk politics, but the majority to pay their respects to the visitors. Mr. Morton, today, sent word to the citizen's committee, cordially accepting the tender of a public reception, and informed them he had invited Gen. and Mrs. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McKee and Secretary Halford aDd wife to receive with himself and Mrs. Morton. The committee at once called at the rooms of Governor Gray to receive his re ply to their request made last night for the use of the elegant reception rooms on the main floor of the capitol building To their surprise the committee were informed by Pierre Gray, son and private secretary of the Governor, that the latter had de parted early in the morniDg without hav ing left any instructions. His son would not assume authority in the premises, and the committee lelt the capitol in a very milled frame of mind. They afterwards secured Tomlinaon's hall, and the recep tion will occur there from 8 to 10 p. m. Friday. Mr. Morton complained of a cold, which had settled in his throat, and he is inclined to remain indoors. He said to day that he believed they would start for home Satur day evening, but members of Gen. Harri son's family say the guest will be prevailed upon to remain over Sunday, at least, and longer if possible. Indianapolis. December 12. — Vice President elect Morton and wile reached Indianapolis at 6 o'clock this evening on a special train. The mammoth rotunda of the new union depot was (Ailed with citi zens, travelers and newspaper correspond ents, awaiting the arrival of the distin guished visitors. The citizens reception committee was also in waiting. Gen. Har rison did not come down to the station. There was no demonstration. It was the intention yesterday to have the Wanama kers Guards present as an escort but on re consideration, not knowing Mr. Morton's wishes in the premises, it was determined to abandon all projects looking to a public demonstration, and in lieu of this to ap point a committee to wait upon the Presi dent and Vice President elect and ask them to name the time and place lor hold ing a public reception in honor of Morton's visit. As the train came to a standstill, Col. New. Secretary Halford, Mr. McKee, Mayor Denny, Judge Martindale, Col. Bridges anil Mr. Scott, immediately board ed the Vice President's car from the rear platform. They were met at the door of the smok ing room by Mr. and Mrs. Morton, who had already donned their wraps and were prepared to alight. Col New was the first to cordially welcome the honored guests and introduced Secretary Halford and Mr. McKee, who welcomed them in the name of General and Mrs. Harrison. The members of the committee and other gentlemen were then introduced and the party immediately alighted and were escorted through the great rotunda. Car riages were in waiting and after bidding a number of the gentlemen good night and thanking them for their presence, tho Vice President-elect assisted Mrs. Morton to a seat and was followed by Mr. McKee and Mr. Halford. The carriage drove rapidly through the city and out North Delaware street to the residence of Gen. Harrison. At 6:30 o'clock the carriage drew up in front of the Harrison residence. Secretary Halford alighted and assisted Mr. and Mrs. Morton Jout, leading the way up the path toward the front door. In the yard stood a group of enrions sightseers. The party had scarely reached the top of the steps when the General opened the door and extended his hands to Mrs. Morton assisting her within. By the side of the General stood Mrs. Harrison, and as Mrs. Morton entered the threshold, the next lady of the White House cordially em braced her and bid her welcome. Meantime Gen. Harrison turned to bid his distingnished associate welcome. Leading the way into the front parlor the little party sat down before the fire place and chatted abont the trip. After a few moments conversation, the guests were shown to their apartments and at a quar ter past seven they sat down to dinner. Only Ger. Harrison's family and Mr. and Mrs. Morton were present. Before dinner was concluded, Federal Judge Woods, a warm personal friend of Gen. Harrison, dropped in upon them, shortly after which Gen. Harrison and Mr. Morton excused themselves to the ladies and with Judge Woods retired to the library to en joy their cigars. Before the gentlemen had finished their havanas, friends began to arrive to pay their respects to the Gen eral's gnests. As the number of callers increased a small impromptu reception was held, and General Harrison, with Mr. and Mrs. Morton by his side, stood in the back par lor and conversed with the visitors in a most informal manner. When the citi zen's committee arrived, Mayor Denning, as spokesman, warmly welcomed the Vice President elect and his wife to Indianapo lis and extended to them the freedom of the city. It was suggested that the State house was a proper and convenient place for a public reception and the committee had no donbt bat that Gov. Gray would gladly tender them the nse of the Capitol for such a purpose. Mr. Morton, on behalf of his wife and himself, heartily thanked the mayor for his welcome, and to the committee stated he would make a reply in the morning re garding the public reception so courteously extended. The gentlemen comprising the committee and other callers present then entered into a general conversation. At half past nine the callers bid the general and his gnests good-night and Mrs. Morton retired. For the first time the president and vice president-elect found themselves alone and they sat down on the sofa in the back parlor and chatted for half an hour or more. Shortly after ten o'clock the household retired for the night. There is no set programme for to-morrow. Northwestern Breeders Association. Chicago, December 13.—At the annual meeting of the Northwestern Breeders Association, to-day, John L. Mitchell, of Milwaukee, was elected president. Among the vice presidents are Wm. H. Raymond, of Montana, and Bradford Dubois, of Col orado. H. D. McKinney was elected sec retary and treasurer. It was decided to open regular futurity stakes for foals of 1889. The Association will probably offer stakes for two, three, four, and five year olds, to be trotted for next August. The class races will be given at the next regn* lar meeting. C. INDUSTRIAL CONVENTION. Northern People .Invited to Settle in the Southern States. Montgomery, Ala., December 13.—The Indnstrial Immigration convention assem bled this morning in the hall, where a lit tle more than a quarter ot a century ago the Sonthern Confederacy was organized, To day. representatives of every Southern Stale, including New Mexico and Arizona, adopted what they believe to be a liberal plan for inducing Northern people to come and make themselves welcome in every part of the Sonth. A committee was selected for the purpose of dralting a plan of organization looking toward the formation of a permanent Southern inter state immigration bureau, for the purpose of securing added population and capital for the Southern States and Territories. They reported, recommending that the committee shall select a general manager and that the committee and general man ager shall constitute the Southern inter state immigration bureau. An executive committee was then chosen. T. F. Nelson was chosen member from New Mexico. Col. F. B. Childs, of Texas, was chosen general manager. A resolution was adopted declaring that the South needs immigration; men who are capable of producing something in addition to their immediate necessities and who will add to the intrinsic value of her lands and other property by cultivating and improving them; that the South wants more mechan ics, more laborers and more who have energy and enterprise to utilize and de velop her wonderful natural resources, who will build and maintain factories and mills, manufacture aud handle her enor mous and diversified products, build rail roads, improve her immense water power and develop her mineral resources. The committee of the interstate bureau was in structed to call a convention in 1889 at such time and place as they may deem best. The convention then adjourned sine die. SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS. An Address to President Elect Har rison. Birmingham, Ala., December 17.—A committee of six prominent manufacturers leave here to-day for Indianapolis to pre sent an address to Gen. Harrison, setting forth that political parties in the South can now divide on practical issues and that ths signers are pleased with the triumph of protection. They ask Harrison to recog nize the best element of the Repnblicau party in makiDg appointments in the South. It has been signed by about fifty promi nent manufacturers and business men, most of them Democrats. KIDDLE!!EKGEK'S RESOLUTION. It Encounters Democratic Opposition and He is Allowed to With draw It. Washington, December 17.—At 12:40 President pro tern. Ingalls laid before the Senate the resolution of Riddleberger pro posing a reorganization of the Senate after January 1, and the author spoke in sup port of it. He said its object was to put some other than the Senator from Kansas in the chair, asserting he had been the chief figure in the most dis orderly scenes he could recollect oc curring on the Senate floor. He said the charge was necessary in order that the faith of the Republican party, pledged to the consideration of the British extradition treaty in open session, might be kept. At the conclusion ot his remarks Riddleberger asked leave to withdraw the resolution, but objection was made by Harris, of Tennessee, who moved to lay it on the table aud called for the yeas and nays, after paying a high tribute to Ingall's impartiality and ability. Finally the Sen ator from Virginia was permitted to with draw the resolution and the incident closed. Desperate Indian Commits Suicide. Camp Poplar River, Mont, December 16. —At the Fort Peck Indian agency yes terday Pretty Boy, a Yankton Sioux, while intoxicated, made a murderous attack on his squaw. He felled her to the ground with a blow from a club and then jumped ou the body and attempted to scalp her. Several Indian police seized him but he broke away and running to his tepee seized a Winchester rifle with which he opened tire on the police instantly killing two and wounding a third. He then proceeded to where the squaw was lying and shot the top of her head off. This done the mad back attempted to escape, firing repeatedly at the Indian police who panned him. Finding escape impossible he halted abont a mile from the agency and shot himself throngh the heart. The affair created great excitement and bad it not been for the presence of two companies of the 20th infantry, who interfered, a general fight would have occurred. In vestigation is in progress to ascertain who supplied the Indian with liqnor, and if the party can be located he will be dealt severely with. Tonnage of Onr Marine Service. Washington, December 12.—The re port of C. B. Morton, commissioner of navigation, for 1888 Bhows the total ton nage of the country required to be in clnded in his statistics as 4,191,915 tons and that onr merchant marine is second to that of Great Britian. Since last year there has been a material increase in coast wise trade. There is little reason to hope, he says, for any considerable increase in foreign going tonnage while the laws re main as at present. Vessels bnilt last year amounted to 218,606 tons, this amount representing 61,637 tons more than the tonnage constructed the previous year. Thirty eight per cent, of the tonnage was bnilt on the Atlantic seaboard, 10 per cent, on the Pacific coast, 46 per cent, on the northern lakes and 6 per cent, on the western rivers. As to the establishment of naval revenue commissions, he ex pressed himself as in favor of the measure, remarking that in case of war with only the defensive means now in existence we would be at the mercy of weak nations like those of South America. Gen. Lane Dead. New York, December 13.—Gen. James C. Lane died at midnight. New York, December 13.— Gen. Lane served with distinction throughout the civil war, taking partin sixteen battles. He was born in New York City in 1823. After prosecuting a thorough line of scientific studies he made a special study of archi tecture and civil engineering in all its branches. In 1851 he was called to aid in the construction of the Illinois Central railway. He next entered the United States coast survey at Washington. He led several important explorations in New Grenada. He was afterward engaged in mineralogical surveys in San Domingo and Porto Rico. Since the war he has been en gaged in mine »logical surveys throngh California. WAHALLA'S WHIRL. A Serious Encounter in Mississippi Be tween Whites and Blacks. Firearms Freely Used and Several of the Combattants are Killed and Wounded' The Blacks Get the Best of the Fight— Qniet now Restored. A RACE FIGHT. A Large Number Persons Reported Killed. New Orleans, December 17.—A special to the Picayune from West Point, Miss., says : News reached here this morniDg of a horrible tragedy enacted at the qniet littl^ village of Wahalla, Miss, forty miles south of here on the Mobile & Ohio railroad, last night, where lour white men were killed outright and eight wounded, three mortally, by a volley of lead from the hands of a desperate mob of negroes. The only particulars to be learned are as follows : Some two months ago a white farmer living a few miles from the village lost his gin house, together with eight or ten bales of cotton, by fire, which was evidently the work of an incendiary. Suspicion was at once directed to one or two negroes living rear by with whom the .farmer had had tronble. The officers in the meantime had been searching for evidence against the negroes, and at a late hour last night sufficient evidence having been se cured, one negro was approached by an officer, who demanded that he surrender. The negro became furious aud assaulted the officer, after which he made his escape. This attack on the officer aroused a few of the whites in the vicinity, who organized themselves to capture, and not to mob the fugitive. The woods were scoured without result. As no trace of him could be found it was decided to act iü a body and surround his premises. They had proceeded only a few miles towards his house when from am bush came a deadly volley. Fifty well armed negroes composed the mob. After every white had fallen to the ground the negroes dispersed. The horror stricken people have tele graphed for aid. Seventy-five well-armed men left Meridian, Miss, at 10 o'clock this morning for the scene of the tragedy. West Point will furnish more help as soon as the necessary advices can be had. Reports from the scene are conflicting. The Pica yune's MacoD, Miss., special says: The people here are excited over the killing of Hy Maury, Cobb and Vaughan, three prominent white men in Kemper county by negroes, and wouuding of other whites, among the number being Tom Nicholson, who was shot in the body and had his arm broken. No negroes were killed or wounded. Twenty youDg men of this city have gone to the scene. The negroes are said to be well armed and assembled en masse, and seem determined to fight it out. Various rumors exist. It is feared there will be bloody work to night. New Orleans, December 17.— Wal halla, Miss , special : There was a terrible riot here last nighi and to-day 12 white men and 15Ü negroes lie dead as the result. For a long time there has been much ill feeling between the whites and blacks at this place, aggravated by the impertinence of the latter, and yesterday the two ele ments became involved in a quarrel which ended in great loss of life. The facts as far as can be ascertained are as follows: A negro and white man became engaged in a quarrel aud the negro was killed. This was the excuse for an assault. Immediately a black horde swept down upon the white who were greatly outnumbered. Knowing it whs a fight to the death, the whites pre pared to receive their black assailants, and when tlie battle ended it was found twelve white men and over one hundred and fifty negroes had been killed. Memphis, Tenn., December 17.—The Avalanche's special from Meridian, Miss., says: The party who left here for Wahalak, to-day, have returned, reporting everything quiet at nightfall and no further fighting St. Louis, December 17.—The Republic's special from Wahalak, received at 2 a. m., says that one man was killed —Constable Seth Cobb—while four were wounded, only one seriously. The posse which got into tronble was not a legal body ; no war rant had been issued for the negro. There is little likelihood of further trouble. Meridan, Miss., December 18.A —num ber of telegrams were received here yester terday morning, stating a riot had oc curred at Wahalla, Kemper county, fifty miles north of Meridan, and that Holly Morton, of this place, was killed. Two parties, aggregating sixty men, were dis patched to the scene. They returned last night reporting everything qnieted down. They give the following account of the disturbance. Thursday, a son of G. F. Nicholson, a prominent farmer, driving along the road met a negro desperado driving in the op posite direction. Yonng Nicholson's vehicle by accident came in collision with that of the negro, who kept in the middle of the road as if determined to drive the boy ont. The negro enssed the yonth, when the father of Nicholson appeared and interfered. The negro drew a revolver, closed with Nicholson, knocked him sense less with his pistol and then lied. The following day Nicholson told his friends of the negro's assault, and on Sat urday it was determined to organize a posse and arrest the marauder. Informa tion of this reached the negroes, and it is Baid two white men gathered a party of them together at a church Sunday night and organized a force of ten to resist any attempts at arrest of the offender. „ These whites are known to the people of Wahalla, bat their names cannot be learned. It is the settled de termination to lynch them when fonnd. The« negro force went to Manry's house, concealed themselves in a smoke house and cotton houses. Soon after this a posse of white men came np the road and baited in front of Maury'a house. Four of them walked up to the house and found it de serted. Then they went to the smoke house and fonnd three negroeB. These men were questioned as to the whereaboats of Maury, but they pretended they could not tell where he conld be fonnd. Then a man on the outside shouted: "Here is Maury, suppose you come and arrest him." The whites rushed in a body from the building and as they emerged they were met with a volley from eight or ten mnskets and shot gnns. William Vanghn was seriously wounded by buckshot in the neck and shonlder8, and another man, whose name the whites will not reveal, received a slight wound in *be head. This volley came from the cotton honse and was promptly retnrned by the whites, bat the negroes being behind stoat plank walls, received no injury. * The whites discovered they were fight ing at great disadvantage and moved aronnd to the north aide of the structure. Here they received another volley, result ing in the instant death of Henry Manry and wounding his Mother J. T. Manry is near the elbow. The whites now drew off and the firing ceased temporarily. Not withstanding their losses, however, the posse determined to make another attack on the cotton honse, approaching it this time from the south. As they came up they received a third volley the negroes apparently awaiting the order to fire as they had done in the two previous in stances. At this third volley, Seth Cobb received twenty-two buckshot in the breast aDd stomach tear ing the entire front part of his body away. John Dew, another of the whites, is probably mortally wounded by a pistol hall in the groin. The whites again drew off for consulta tion when they decided that another at tack with their reduced force was useless, and they determined to wait for daylight and reinforcements While they were con sulting, the negroes rushed from the cotton houses to Maury's residence in a body and proceeded to fortify that building, and the white men weDt back to Wahalla. Yesterday morning another force of fifty men was raised and proceeded to Maury's residence. The place was found entirely deserted. The whites burned the buildings on the place, together with those on the farm adjoining and scoured the woods for the negroes, but could find no trace of them. It is impossible to find any negroes with in five miles of the scene of the trouble. While people from adjoining towns poured into Wahalla all day and joined in the search, but as none of the negroes e..eept Maury is known they accomplished noth ing. One negro was seen linking in the woods and was fired upon by a party of whites, but instantly disappeared. It is believed there will be no more trouble. It is certain if any negrees who fired on the whites are caught they wiil be killed. The feeling, however, is now against the white men, who are said to have organized the negroes. Not a sin gle negro is known to have received any injury. Two white men, besides those al ready reported, are wounded, but their names are not given. It does not appear that the whites, in attempting the arrest, acted under any legal authority, but they are sustained by the entire white popula tion of Kemper and the adjoining counties. It is unlikely any proceedings will be taken against them. New Orleans, December 18.—A Pica yune special fiorn Wahalak says: Later accounts do not materially change last night's story of the affray. »Seth Cobb and W. H. Maury were Killed,W. Yaughn, John W. Dew, and J. T. Maury were fatally shot and two or three others were slightly woutded. A party of seventy-five white men have started for the hills where the negroes are said to be hidiDg, and a serious fight is expected in case of a meeting. It is believed, however, that the negroes have dispersed. TENNESSEE TROUBLE. Sequel to a Law Suit in a Back Couuty. Jackson, Tenn., December 18.—A des perate fight occurred between negroes and whites in a remote part of this county Friday. It grew out of a law suit. The fight occuned in court. Several persons were badly hurt. The negroes sent to this city »Sunday for ammunition. They are armed with shotguns, pistols and knives and swear they will not be arrested. Offi cers went from here yesterday to arrest them. The result is not known. .Serious trouble is feared. EXCITING SHOOTING AFFRAY. Attempt to Sell Family Resisted. Property Detroit, December 18.—An exciting shooting affair occurred on Griswold street opposite the City Hall to day. A commis sioner was selling the property of Herman Luther under an order of the court to sell and divide it with his divorced wife. The property was bid in by Lnther, but he was unable to make the required deposit, and his wife succeeded in bidding in goods. This enraged Luther, who drew a revolver and began firing at his wife and daughter. They ran down street. As the daughter turned the corner she tripped and fell, and as she lay on the ground Luther levelled his revolver to fire at her. A by-stander grabbed his arm and the bullet struck an innocent spectator in the leg. Another shot fired by him struck his son in the neck, inflicting a serious wound. The crowd then seized Luther, and were only prevented from lynching him on the spot by the advent of a large force of police who took him to jail. Exciting Scene in Court. Nashville, Tenn., December 15.—A special to the Americana , from Jackson, Tenn., says: During the trial before Es quire Eaxm, in the tenth district of this county, yesterday, over a settlement be tween Tom Brown and a colored family named Hicks, Will Hicks cross-questioned Miss Fannie Brown in rather an abrupt manner, and he was told by her brother Tom to be more carefnl. The negro re plied with an oath and knocked Brown down. Other negroes and Peter Brown, brother of Tom, joined in a gene vl fight. Tom Brown cat one or two negroes with his knife and stabbed the mother of Will Hicks in the throat. Tom Brown and his brother were also badly hart. At last ac counts the negroes were armed. There was much excitement and danger of far ther trouble. Fatal Shooting A ft ray. New Orleans, December 16.—A Grand Cotean special says: As near as can be ascertained, the shooting affair of yesterday was the result of a fend which had existed between members of the Higginbotham family for the last three or fonr years. The parties were attending the horse races when the difficulty arose. It is said thirty or more shots were fired. A yonng man named Beard, who acted as peacemaker, was shot and instantly killed. Two of Mnnroe Higginbotham's sons were shot. One died daring the night, and the other is seriously wounded. Two other persons were wonnded; one of them was the mother of yonng Beard; her wound is not serious. ___ Verdict of Guilty. Birmingham, Ala., December 16. —The coroner's jury to-day held an inquest on the body of Irene Hawes, fonnd in the lake, yesterday, and retnrned the verdict that deceased came to her dtatb at the hands of her father, R. R. Hawes. National Bank Closed. »San Francisco, December 17.—The California National Bank of San Francisco suspended payment to-day. R. P. Thomas, president, stated that the snspension was due to the irregularities of the cashier, C. H. Ramsden. The extent of the irregu larities are not known but the bank has sufficient funds to insure all depositors against loss. Cashier Ramsden was sus pected last week and an investigation of his books has been in progress which so far has not been snfficiently thorough for any definite statement. The bank was in corporated two years ago as a joint organi zation, the shares being taken by in vestors in this city and East. Authorized capital, $1,000,000, of which $200,000 was subscribed in coin. It is stated the irregn larities are not of a criminal character, but consist principally of bad loans. off up as of of is VISITING HARRISON. A Georgian at Indianapolis—Alabama Has a Delegation En Route. AT INDIANAPOLIS. Cabinet (>ossip--Sod Cabin for the Inaugural Parade. I Indianapolis, December 16.—The in ! clement weather resnlted in a rather poor attendance at the churches this morning, ; Gen. Harrison passed the day quietly at home. Hon. John C. New received a let ter from Senator Quay to day, stating that h-j would leave Washington Monday night ior Indianapolis. Two or threeeorrtspond ents for eastern journals are said to be en gaged to night in adding a new name to President Harrison's cabinet in the person ot Gov. J. B. Foraker, to whom they have assigned the attorney generalship. A sod cabin built by the citizens of Loup City, »Sherman county, Neb., as a gift for Gen. Harrison, arrived in this city this evening. It occupied an entire flat car. It is eighteen feet long and nine feet high. The balance of the car is fenced in as a door yard. What they propose to do with the house is a puzzle smee it seemingly can't be removed from the car without falling to pieces. It is probable it will be side tracked and taken to Washington for the inaugural parade. Indianapolis, December 17.—The Pres ident elect had a goodly number of out-c*" town cailers to day. The committee rep resenting the Grand Army posts of King's County, New York, presented him a peti tion signed by the commanders of all the Grand Army Posts of King's county, ask ing him to review the parade of the G. A. R. veterans on memorial day, next May, and accompany the procession to the tomb of Gen. Grant at Riverside. The General informed the committee, that while he would he glad to participate with his com rades on that occasion, it was impossible for him at this early day to make an en gagement six months .ahead. The com mittee then asked him to regard the invi tation as a standing one. Col. Jas. Atkins, of Savannah, Georgia, arrived in the city, this evening, and will call upon Gen. Harrison to-morrow. Mr. Atkins was collector of the port of »Savannah for eight ye.ars under Grant and was after ward nominated by President Hayes to be Federal District Jndge, but the Senate failed to confirm. It is asseited that he is here to suggest the name of a South ern Repubhctiu for Cabinet portfolio. A delegation will arrive to morrow from Birmingham, Alabama, representing the manufacturers jf that sectioo, for the pur pose of presenting the President electa congia'ulatory memorial. They are said to represent the combined capital of $100, 000 000, invested entirely in the Sonth. Several of the de.egatiou and many of the signers to the memorial are reported to be Democrats who voted the Republican ticket on account of 'ts advocacy of pro tection. POSTAL AFFAIRS. Classification of Railway .Hail Clerks. Washington, December 7. —The Post master General has nearly completed the classification of railway mail service under the civil service rules atd régula ior8 Under this cl ass i Scat o a which may he amended for final adoption, employes are divided into ten classes, viz: A, B, C, D, E, 1, 2, 3, 1 and 5. Class A will represent those who receive an annual salary of $2,000 or over. Intermediate numbers and letters represent in increasing order those whose salaries are more than $940 and less than $2,000. Local examining boards will be established in every con gressional district and the vacancies on any line will be filled from the list of eligibles in the district through which the line runs. Important positions in the ser vice, when they become vacant, will be filled by promotion upon merit from the ranks. TRAIN ROBBERY. One Person Milled and Three Thou sand Dollars Taken. New Orleans, December 16.—A Pica yune special from Grenada says: Passen ger traiu No. 2, on the Illinois Central, was robbed last night one mile uorth of Duck Hill, at 10:15. WTien the train stopped at that point two men boarded the engine and commanded the engineer to pull out fast, at the same time covering him with revolvers. One mile north they compelled him to stop. The engineer and fireman were marched to the express car. One of the robbers knocked on the door, which was opened by the messenger. The rob bers entered and took $3,000, all there was in the car, from Messenger Hill. The fir ing of their pistols before they entered the car attracted the attention of Conductor Wilkinson, who rnshed ont and was imme diately fired upon. He returned to the train. Mr. Charhs Hnghes, of Jackson, Tenn. then ran oat with a Winchester rifle. As he stepped to the ground from the smok ing car he was fired npon. One shot struck him in the left arm, and another one throngh the stomach, inflicting fatal wounds. The death of this young man wes very sad, for he was the only snpport of his mother. Nine shots were tired afterward by Con ductor Wilkinson and Traveling Passenger Agent Rohan and forty by the robbers, bat the latter succeeded in making their escape. The passengers were greatly alarmed, fearing for the safety of their valuables and lives. It is believed that neither of the men were hit by the shots fired at them. The place of the robbery was an open, low marsh, about fifty yards from the woods. Both robbers ran eastward into the swamp. A posse is being organized to join in the chase and blood-bounds have been secured to aid in trailing them. Memphis, December 17.— Officials of tha Sonthern Express company say their loss by the train robbery Saturday night near Duck Hill, Miss., will not exceed $3,000. The train which followed had $139,000 in the express car. Death of a Noted Indian Chief. Denver, Col., December 12.—Word reached here fo-day from theOuray agency, Queen River, Utah, that "Colorow," the celebrated chief of the Southern Utes, had died at the agency yesterday of pneumonia. The old chief was the most famous in the west and wes the leader in the Meeker massacre and also in the "Colorow war" in Garfield country a year ago last Angost. Since this last outbreak he has been nnder military surveillance, which bas greatly worried him. About a month ago he was taken with a violent cold which rapid ly turned into pneumonia and resulted fatally on yesterday. He was over 70 years of age and will be succeeded by "»Sapovonaro," chief of the Uncompahgres. The Baron Dead. »St. Petersburg, December 17.—Baron Jomini is dead.