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SONS OF THE SOUTH.
A Prominent Georgia Delegation Call Upon Gen. Harrison. One of Their Number is Strongly Recom mended for a Cabinet Portfolio. AT IN DIANA POLIS. A Georgia Delegation in Favor of Col. Buck for the Cabinet>-A New York Visitor. Indianapolis, Jnuary 17.—Gen. Harri son had an unusually large number of cailers to-day, both from out of town and at home. A prominent .Southern visitor was Capt. E. W. Ward, of North Carolina, -on of Gen. W. T. Ward, who for a time was commander of the division to which Gen. Harrison's brigade was attached. Capt. Ward is an anti Mahone man and came as a representative of the North Carolina Republicans to tell the President elect that his people preferred ex-Congress man Dockery to General Mahone. Col. K. D. Locke, of Macon, G a., arrived this evening and will !>e joined to night by Col. A. E. Burke, of Savai nah, and Dr. E. W Arnold, of Albany, Ga. They will con fer with Gen. Harrison to-morrow on Southern politics. Indianapolis, Januaiy 18.—General Harrison's principal callers to-day were Georgians. Dr. Arnold said to the As sociated Press reporter this evening that down South the one predominating ques tion is that otrace, and until that is re moved we cannot hope for the prosperity which we desire. The only possible man ner of disposing of it is by a division of the white vote We think Gen. Harrison has it in his power to cause this division if he is given to understand the situa tion in which we of the South are placed. What we ask is a rair representation in its principal ap pointments. We have many able men who are popular and have the confidence of all parties and whose appointment would greatly strengthen the Republican party in the South."' Col. Buck was sent tor by the President elect. and his long conference this afternoon is regarded as important. All express great satisfaction with their visit, and intimate their views on Southern political matters are concurred in by the President-elect. Doctors Arnold and Locke are earnest •advocates of Col. Buck for a Cabinet place, but they declare Buck is not a candidate and bas not made the least effort in his own behalf. Many politicians here, how ever, think the distinguished Georgian was notified that the honor might be ten dered him at an early day. Among the numerous Southern delegates that are here pressing the name of some favorite lor a cabinet position it is noteworthy that not one of them had an ill word for Buck. Col Buck is a native of Maine and was colonel of a Maine regiment in the U. S. army. He is about fifty t wo years of age and moved South at the ( lose of the re bellion and was the first Republican Con gressman elected from the Mobile, Ala., district. John I. Davenport, supervisor of New York City, came to the ci'y this morning qnietly and went to the honse of a local politician, from whence at noon he went to the Harrison mansion and was closeted with the General foroveranhour. When he came out he entered a close carriage and was driven to the depot, taking the 2:30 train for New York. He tried hard to keep his visit a secret from the correspond ents. It is said he did not come in the in terest of either Platt or Miller, or other cabinet aspirants, but brought information on some points of New York politics that Gen. Harrison wanted to be posted od. Another visitor to-day was Frederick Simon, of Salt Lake, who wants the new administration to inauguiate a holy cru sade against polygamy. Indianapolis, January 21.—Gen. Har rison has the usual large nnmber of Monday callers and was occupied pretty much all the day receiving visitors, snatch ing a few minutes cow and then to dictate a reply to some letter. His mail continues loaded down with applications and peti tions for small offices, which he finds no time to examine now. Among prominent out ot town visitors to-day were Hou. T. H. Carter, Delegate elect to Congress from Montana, and Hon. G. A. Matthews, Delegate-elect from Da kota. They stopped over to have a talk on Territorial matters. L. Bradford Prince, ex-Associate Justice of Arizona, and George Christ, of Nogales, New Mexico, were also callers. Judge Prince is a warm personal friend of Warner Miller. His visit, however, had no rel-rence to politics hut to Territorial affairs. Prince says the Republicans of New Mex ico are unanimous lor the early removal of Surveyor General Julien and he acquainted Gan. Haniaon of this fact. An unconfirmed report credits Judge Prince with seeking the surveyorship for himself. Mr. Christ's friends are urging him as candidate for the Governorship of Arizona. Senator Allison, J. S. Clarkson, Senator Teller and about all the prominent Republicans ot Arizona have endorsed him for the place and he looks like the winner. He is a native of Iowa and was formerly Special Treasury Agent He «ays he mere ly called to pay his respects end not [press his candidacy. C. K. Michael, of Brook lyn, member of the executive committee of the National Typegrephical Union, called to talk about the recognition of that organization. He expressed himself ae satisfied with the interview. In connection with the Cabinet gossip floating about an interesting bit of history has been divulged This is that when President Garfield was making his Cabinet he ofiered Gt*n. Harrison his choice of Cab inet seats excepting the State and Treasury portfolios. Gen. Harrison did not care to leave the Senate and suggested to the President that Governor Porter, who had just been elected, would make an excellent Cabinet officer, whose appointment would please Indiana. Garfield immediately ten dered Governor Porter a »eat in his Cab inet. but Porter likewise declined and felt it his duty to fill ont bis term as Governor. In reference to gossip about Porter now it may be safely said that he doos not care to enter Harrison 'sCabinet,but it has been indi cated his desires lie decidedly in the direc tion of a foreign mission. As General Har rison baa unequivocally removed his name from discussion it virtually leaves Sher man Huston as the only prominent Cabinet aspirant in Indiana. Blaine in Baltimore. Baltimore, January 22.— Hon. James G. Blaine presided at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Centra^ & Pittsburg R. R. to-day and caused some amusement by voting the proxies of Secretary Bayard. Hon. W. H. Barnum resigned from the directory. Blaine told the Associated Press representative when asked: "Will you be our next Secretary of State?" "That question could be better answered at Indianapolis." a of if LAND OFFICE AFFAIRS. Veto ot the Bill to Reimburse Califor nia Officials. Washington, January 17.—The esi dent returned to the Senate without approval the bill to pay $3,800 to Wm. D. Wheaton and Charles H. Chamberlain, for many years prior to 1879 register and receiver of the Land Office at San Fran che >. Two officers were required by an orriir issued July 1st, 1877, to turn there after into the Treasury ceitain fees that tb> y had, prior to that time, retained. February, 1879, they were allowed two cb ks, and the President says it is pro posed upon the theory that the clerks were employed to do work for which lees were formerly allowed to reimburse the officers for the amount paid for clerk hire between the time the retention of fees was stopped and the time the clerks were authorized to be employed and paid out of the public Treasury. The President says the officers hrd notice that euch employment would not be approved by the government, and adds: "J am decidedly of the opinion that the rels ions, duties and obligations of subor dinu'.ts in public employment should be clearly defined and strictly limited. They should not be permitted to judge of the propriety or necessity of incurring ex penses on behalf of the Government with out authority, much less in disregard of ordi rs, and yet there are cases where in emeigency money is paid for the benefit of the public service by officials which, though not strictly authorized, ought in equity to be reimbursed. If the present case is one of equity, the President says, a verified statement ought to be made out showing the exact amount expended by the beneficiaries from their private funds for doing this work and the amount found paid be allowed. As the statement now appears the President thinks the beneficia ries should be required to establish such amount so paid out before reimbursement is made." Trouble Anticipated in Panama. Washington, January 16. —Adamson, United States Consul General at Panama, on the 2d inst. received a communication from the general department of Panama, stating that although the local government would do all in its power to preserve peace and order, it feared that disturbances of the public peace might follow the suspen sion of work ou the Panama canal, which suspension is expected soon. In transmit ting this information to the State Depart ment Adamson says : We all appear to be on the verge of a crisis and grave results may be well apprehended. Fortunately there are comparatively few Americans em ployed upon the canal, but those few will surely demand my aid whatever may occur. I shall do my best for the protection of American interests here and hope to merit a continuance of the kind support hereto fore given to me. The Secretary of State, in his report to the President, says: It will he remembered that in 1885 it became necessary for the United States to send a sufficient force to the isthmus for the purpose of performing their duty, under the treaty, to suppress disorder at that point. The President to day transmitted the correspondence to Congress. Judge Wood's Instructions. Indianapolis, January 16. — Judge Wood's instructions to the federal grand jury yesterday were the subject of much attention and discussion to-day in the legal and political circles. It is learned that the interpretation of federal statutes as laid down by Judge Woods is acquiesced in by Justice Harlan of the Supreme Court, by whom Judge Woods was advised by letter during recess. There are ex pressions of keen disappointment on the part of many Democrats. The most not able utterances of this character have been made by the Sentinel, through whose columns the famous Dudley letter became public. Some of its expressions are very severe and gave rise to the expectation that possibly the court would summon the editor and others before it for contempt, but nothing of the kind occurred. Gen. Swaim's Retirement. Washington, January 17.—Gen Gros ven >r, of Ohio, who acted as counsel for Gtn. Swaim at the court martial and who has had to look after his client's interests ever since the conclusion of the trial, said to day of the order directing Gen. Swaim to appear before the hoard to he examined for retirement: At Geu, Swaim's request, and with his full concurrence, his friends considered the movement, to far as it had in view the remission of the court martial sentence and the General's retirement on half pay, as in the best interests of Gen. Swaim. V» ASHINGTON, January 17—Judge Ad vocate David G. Swaim, under sentence of suspension from duty, appeared before the army retiring hoard for examination for re tirement, in obedience to an order by the Secretary of War. Swaim stated he had requested the President to restore him to his ?ormer status, after which he would be willing, but he didn't care to be examined before being pardoned. Physicians stated to the board he had indications of kidney disease, which wonld unfit him for active duty, but asked more time for investiga tion. Washington, January 18.— The exami nation of Geu. Swaim concluded this after noon, and the board adjourned sine die They will make a report to the Secretary ofWar to morrow and the case then will be prepared for the Présidants action. It is understood that the board will report in favor of Gen. Swaim's retirement notwith standing the members are said to be of the opinion that his present disabilities are not serious enough to incapacitate him from fhrther active service. Washington, Jaduary 22.— The army retiring board appointed to examine Judge Advocate General Swaim for retirement, found him not incapacitated for active ser vice. Minnesota Senatorship. St. Paul, January 17.—The Republi cans of the Minnesota Legislature met in cancns to-night to select a Senator to suc ceed D. M. Sabin and nominated Gen. Washburn, of Minneapolis. St. Paul, January 18.—A sensation was created in the State Senate this morning when Senator Ward, who championed the cause of the U. S. Senator Sabin in the Republican cancns last night, introduced a resolution for the appointment of a com mittee to investigate charges of bribery in the senatorial fight. Generally the legislators express great surprise at the resolution, stating that no such charge had been heard by them. In the Senate, how ever, the reeolation was immediately adopted, there being only one negative vote. Minneapolis, January 22.—The Senate adjourned until 8 p. m. without balloting for United States Senator. The Honse of Representatives adjonrned until to-morrow without balloting for U. S. Senator pending charges of bribery in connection with the Senatorial fight. Verdict Against Bricklayers Union. Cincinnati, January 21.—Parker Bros., building contractors, who had been boy cotted by the Bricklayers Union, of this city, was awarded $700 damages against the Union by the jory.this afternoon. he a by of to In the House Several Delegates Speak for the Territories. PENDING ISSL'E. Disscussing the Admission House. in the Washington, January 16.—Struble, of Iowa, opposed the admission of New Mex ico, saying that a large proportion of the inhabitants of the Territory were unable to speak or understand the English lan guage. No blame should be attached to them for that; but he contended that until these people came up to the line of the language they were not entitled to State hood. Voorhees, of Washington Territory, voiced the demand of the people of that Territoryfifor admission into the union. At the recent election the question of ad mission had been the burning issue. So keenly had the people resented the delay of this house in responding to their contin ual appeals for statehood, that pronounced Republican majorities had been the re sult. Mansur, of Missouri, advocated the admission of New Mexico, asserting that her people were fully capable of self-gov ernment. Herman, of Oregon, favored the speedy admission of those Territories which, by reason of their population and natural re sources, were entitled to statehood. Dubois, of Idaho, said while the Terri tory which he represented was not now asking for admission into the Union, it did ask for an enabling act which wonld fix a definite time when it could assume the re sponsibilities of statehood. Washington, January 17.—The hear ing on the claims of Utah to be admitted as a State was continued by the House on Territories. Delegate Caine, of Utah, who began his argument in favor of admission yesterday continued. He toon up the pub lished statements of governor West and said he hoped the committee wonld not believe ^jsnch "twaddle." What right had any one to apply a religious test to the people of a Territory seeking the privilege of State hood to which they were entitled? They were American citizens of the United States and bad presented a constitution republican in form, prohibiting polygamy and providing penalties against transgres sors of the fondamental law and making the union of church and state impossible. Delegate Dubois, of Idaho, then ad dressed the committee in opposition to ad mission. Washington, January 17—He said that statements had been made cal culated to mislead in regard to the senti ments of the communities adjacent to Utah and in compliance with the wishes of his own Territory he desired to address the committee. There were about 1,000 Mormons in Inaho and there was no dif ference between them and those in Utah. He dwelt on the difficulty of securing the conviction of Mormons what practiced polygamy in that part of the Territory in which the Mormons were settled. He said in his judgment one-third of the adult Mormons in Idaho were in polygamic re lations. He submitted a few remarks in regard to the civil power of the church He said his Territory was very much con cerned in the fat« of Utah. Statehood for Utah wonld mean polygamy firmly en trenched. In conclusion he presented a memorial of the Idaho legislature unan imously opposing the admission of Utah as a State of the Union. MONTANA. Condition on Which the Territory W ill be Admitted. Washington, January 18.— The omni bus bill, which passed the House to-day, o far as it relates to Montana, au thorizes the inhabitants of that Territory to choose delegates to form a convention i each district into which the Territory divided. Three delegates shall be elected, but no elector [shall vote for more than two persons for delega'es. Elections shall he held on the second Monday in May, 1889. The number of delegates shall be 74 The delegates shall meet on July 4th, 1889, and are authorized to form a consti tution and State government, provided that at the time of the election of delegates the constitution adopted by the constitutional convention held at Helena in 1884 shall be submitted to the people lor ratification. If the constitution is ratified the con vention authorized hv this act shall resub mit it to the piople, with such changes only as may be necessary in order to com ply with the provisions of this act. If again ratified the President of the United States may issue his proclamation declaring the State of Montana admitted as a State into the Union from and after date of proclamation. Until otherwise provided, the State of Montana shall he entitled to one Representative in the Honse of Repre sentatives. Land sections 16 and 36 in every township are granted to the State for the support of the common schools; and 90,000 acres of land are granted for the support of agricultural colleges. Five per cent, of the sale of public lands is also granted for common school purposes. ADMISSION OF DAKOTA. The Delegation not Satisfied With the Springer Bill. Washington, January 18.—The delega tions from both Sonth and North Dakota, who have been here urging the passing of the Senate bill for the admission of Sooth Dakota and an enabling act for North Dakota feel very mach dissatisfied with the pro visions of the SpriDger Omnibus bill which passed the honse to-day. They are all united in saying it will merely serve to de lay the admission of Sonth Dakota and render neelees all that has been done since the last organization of the movement for admission five years ago. They are asking the Senate to reject it and are willing to take their chances with the new Congress, hoping and expecting that an extra session will be called by the President-elect when he takes his office. The delegation re gard the provisions of the bill as unfair in a practical sense and unfair for the ma terial interests of the Territory. Financial Condition of Dakota. Bismarck, Dakota, December 20.— The correspondent of the Pioneer Prêta sends that paper a long array of figures and ex tracts from the financial reports regarding the financial condition of the Territory, showing the general fand to have been overdrawn $27,000, and the bond fand used to meet the drafts. He farther says the Territorial treasury is bankrupt. Admission Memorial. SANTE Fe., N. M., January 18.—A lengthy memorial to the President and Congress of the United States passed the New Mexico legislature assembly to-day by a unanimous vote praying for the admission of this Territory to the Union of States. A committee will be appointed to convey the memorial to Washington. for of to UTAH. Delegate Caine's Flea for Admission of the Territory. Washington, January 16.—Delegate Caine was heard to-day in favor of the ad mission of Utah as a State. He declared Utah possessed every requirement for ad mission and that the people are largely de scendents of the best stock of New En gland and the Middle States. There was never any resistan e to Federal authority in Utah, and, moreover, no thought of it. It was not true that a majority of the people of Utah had long de fied the authority of the United States, as expressed in its statutes by practicing polygamy. The majority of the people ot Utah, or the majority of the Mormons, did not practice polygamy. The opposition he says coming from the Territory is fomented and kept alive by nnscrupnlons, ambitions men. He did not inclndeamong them the conservative geutiles who mind their own business and are willing to live and let live. The motive of the agitators in Utah was to obtain the rule for them selves. BeiDg in the minority they wanted the majority proscribed. They steadily resisted every attempt to briDg about even business relations with the majority. He described the efforts of the people of Utah to settle forever the polygamy question and pledged his honor that the constitution they had formed was in good faith. He maintained there was no church domination in poli tics or anything else as alleged. The recent prosecutions were not for polygai îy but for association with married wit es many years ago, in most cases the de fendants voluntarily submitting to the law, proving their acceptance of the in evitable. He was frequently interrupted by Governor West and others and an swered questions promptly. He occupied an hour and a half, and the committee ad journed until to-morrow when Caine will conclude the argument. UTAH STATEHOOD. Governor West's Reasons Why the Territory Should Not be Admitted. Washington, January 18.— As a substi tute for the day, Governor West, of Utah, was heard by the House committee on ter ritories to-day in opposition to the admis sion of Utah? He appeared, he said, as the Governor of the Territory, and as such he ought cot have any prejudice against the people. Duty, honor and manhood re quired he should be perfectly fair and honest in all he should say and do on the subject. He invited the committee to ask him any questions that suggested them selves; said he should give fair, honest, candid answers, no matter whom it hurt. He had been invited to come to Washing ton and oppose the proposition of admis sion. In the movement he represented himself as a citizen,and he might say in the universal sentiment of the non-Mormon pop ulation of Utah there never had been a single adverse criticism on his administration of affairs in the Territory. He had not come before the committee for the purpose of attacking or making war upon the Mor mons. He argned that Statehood for Utah would intrench Mormonism and he asked what ckeck wonld he upon the legisla ture if the power of Statehood be granted Utah. Old non-Mormon residents would have to sell out at a sacrifice and get away. New non-Mormon residents of the Terri tory had said they would nave to do the same thing. He wonld warn the Demo crats of the effects of adopting a policy that wonld look to the admission of Utah. History shows, he said, that Mormons are neither Republicans nor Democrats The allegiance of the Mormons is to the church and if a party made the fearful blunder of advocating Statehood for Utah, there is not a Territory in the Northwest that might hereafter become a State that the party could hope to carry an election. Governor West will conclude his argument to-morrow. INDIANA LEGISLATURE. Exciting Scene in the Senate. Indianapolis, January 16. —In to day's session of the House there was a hitter straggle over the rules framed by the Democratic majority, the Republicans an nouncing them a virtual "gag" law. They were adopted by a strict party vote. In the Senate this afternoon Senator John son, Republican leader, fought against the proposition of the majority to employ twenty additional doorkeepers, involving a cost of $8,500 tor the session. He finally offered an amendment that the appointees be Federal ex-soldiers. Smith, Democrat, thereupon said: "Yon are the man that struck an old soldier last session." John son said this was without foundation. Griffith, Democrat, asserted the charge was true, whereupon Johnson gave him the lie direct. For a time great excitement pre vaile '. The resolution finally passed by a party vote. In legislative circles to-night the qnarrel is the sole topic, and there is serions talk among the Democrats of a resolution being introduced to-morrow to expel Senator Johnson, which, if carried, will cost the Republicans their most aggressive Senator. Indianapolis, January 18.—The Senate this afternoon adopted practically the same role know familiarly as the "gag" rale which was adopted in the Honse a few days ago catting off all debate or speeches of heretofore privileged character after the question has been pat. The Republican minority fought desperately to prevent its adoption bat in vain. Another equally as important new rale was adopted pro viding that if the presiding officer of the Senate, who is the Republican Lieutenant Governor, refuses to pat a motion or is dilatory in doing so, any two Senators may call upon the Secretary of the Senate to pat the qaeetion to vote. Death of Gen. McKenzie. Washington, Januiy 20.—Gen. Randall S. McKenzie, U. S. A., died at Brighton, L. 1, yesterday of softening of the brain. He was one of the youngest officers of the late war; graduated from West Point in 1862 at the age of 22; was Brigadier General be fore he was 24, and Major General before he was 25. From 1867 until two or three years ago he served with great credit in New Mexico and Arizona. Printing Office Blown Up. Depebe, Wis., January 17.—The explo sion of the boiler in the building occupied by the Standard-Democrat this afternoon, resalted in the severe injury of several em ployee who were forced to j amp from the second-story windows to save their lives from flames which quickly enveloped the office. Contract Labor. Washington, Janaary 17.—A majority of the Ford committee on contract labor decided that a $5 tax shall be imposed upon immigrants. Chairman Ford pro posed an additional section to the bill which had been prepared to give effect to the views of the committee and contem plates the exclusion of aliens who do not intend to become citizens. This met with some opposition and it was resolved to pre sent the proposition to the House as an in dependent movement. SOUTHERN OUTLAWS The Terrible Outrages Inflicted on Negro Families in Mississippi. MISSISSIPPI OUTLAWS. Brutal Outrages on lnrocent Negroes. Jackson, Miss., Jannury 17. —A letter will appear in to-morrow's issue of the New Mississippian from S. D. Chamberlain, from Shauglauk, in which that gentleman confirms the report made by dispatches last night of the outrages on negro fami lies in Kemper and Noxube counties, per petrated by what he terms a mob com posed of the most depraved and irresponsi ble part of our community, which have been for three weeks robbing and plundering defenseless women and children aDd driv ing them from their homes without check or hindrance. Crimes, he says, has been committed that the outside world would not dream of. The brutes feeliDg no re straint of law or honor have en deavored to see how deep they could steep themselves in infamy upon people who had beeD driven from their homeaand who had by industry and economy paid for their lands and little supplies. They have committed no crime, unless it is a crime to be born black. Three families who were sent to him yesterday for protection have been notified to leave within fiye days and are now struggling through mud and rain to save their worldly store from vandals. Mr. Chamberlain calls for the repression of these outrages and says the Governorought to place these people back on their farms and protect them there if it takes all the militia of the State It is stated Gov. Lowery is about to taue active steps in the matter. _____ A TERRIBLE AFFAIR. Attempted Rescue of Prisoners Re sults in the Killing of Many Per Fort Worth, Tex..December 20.—A dis patch received late last night says Sheriff Richardson,"of this county, received a tele phone message at midnight from Graham, in Young county, to the effect that about 10 o'clock last night, while a Deputy United States Marshal with a posse of Gra ham citizens were escorting four Marlow brothers, Buck Hart and another man named Pierce Parker to the county jail at Weatherford, the prisoners being indicted lor four murders and eight cases of horse theft, a mob of 30 citizens attempted to lynch them. The marshal and posse de fended the prisoners. Marshal Johnson, with his prisoners, oc cupied hacks, and the mob pulled Marshal Johnson from the hack and then fired into the hacks from each side of the road. Ephram aud Alf. Marlow andSamCreswell, one of the guards, were killed instantly. Bruce Wheeler and Frank Parmason, of the mob, were killed at the first volley of the gnards, while Marshal Johnson and Eugene Logan, the latter one of the mob, were fatally wounded. The other two Marlows were chained to the two Marlows who were killed. They secured a knife and ent off the legs of their dead brothers at the ankle, and with Back Hart, another of the pris oners, escaped in one of the hacks. Both of the Marlows who escaped and Back Hart were wounded and were forced to stay at a farm house tour miles from Gra ham. Officers have gone to arrest them, and it is thought that their wounds are too serious to permit their escape. A DOZEN KILLED. Accident on a Kentucky Bridge. Railroad Evansville, Ind., January 20. —The officers of the steamer Dawes which ar rived here this evening, report a disastrous wreck of the Louisville, St. Loais and Texas railroad bridge, across the Green river at Shottsville, Kentucky, eighteen miles above this city, in which a dozen men were drowned. The Louisville, St. Louis and Texas railroad was granted an injunction by the Circuit conrt of Henderson county against the Keystone Bridge Company from interfering with the plaintiff's trains rnDning over the bridge. The order, it seems, was obeyed until this morning, when the bridge company sent a force of men to the bridge, driving the railroad employes off and at once commenced tear ing up the track and a portion of the ties from the draw bridge. About 3:30 o'clock this afternoon, while the work of tearing np the ties was in progress, the dismantling of one of the draws caused the opposite end to overbal ance, when it broke in two, precipitating about twenty workmen into the river, five of whom are known to have been drowned, and seven seriously, if not fatally injured by falling timbers and iron. Murder and Arson. St. Louis, December 20.—The Republi can's Brookfield (Mo.) special says at 10:30 last night the bouse of Mrs. Minnie Hall, a yonng widow with fonr children, four miles sonth of here, burned, and when the neighbors gathered they found the charred remains of its occupants. The oldest child was 9 years and the youngest about 2. There being fresh snow on the ground it was discovered that hay had been placed nnder the honse and fire set to it. The tracks of a man's foot weae seen leading towards the city, and fonr men followed them, which resulted in a yonng man named James A. Howell being arrested early this morning by Marshal Cratehfield. He had in his possession an unloaded revolver. The accused is a cousin of the woman burned to death. It Was no Riot, Simply a Little Piece of Southern Pleasantry. Atlanta, Ga., Janaary 20.—A special from Tyty says there was no riot there, bnt the affair grew ont of an attack of dranken whites on a party of inoffensive negroes. Two negroes were killed, fonr wounded and about sixty ran out of the neighborhood. Mississippi Race Trouble. New Orleans, January 16.— A Times Democrat special from Jackson, Mississippi, says that private information has been re ceived by Governor Lowery that mob law continues to exist in the southern part of Noxnbee and the northern part of Kemper county, and that negro cabins are being burned and destroyed. The present law lessness grew ont of the Wahalak troubles. The Governor is informed that the "aven gers" are still wreaking vengeance upon the negroes. Governor Lowery wrote to the Sheriff to call ont a sufficient force to pat down lawlessness and arrest all guilty persons ' promptly. Over forty negroe families have been ran out of the two counties and their cabins burned. Drowne J. Escanaba, Mich., December 20.— Willie March and John Peterson, aged 15 and 16, were drowned to-day while skating on the lake. OCEAN PERILS. Struggling With a Hurricane. Boston, January 21.—Capt. Blsir, with the tug Morse, started from Boston last Saturday for "Vineyard Haven She was en route to Portland with two barges. At 11 p. m. Sunday, when off Races Point, she encountered a terrific hurricane with a heavy snow storm. Abut 2:30 this morn ing she struck on Hardines Ledge, when the tug went ashore. The barges Josephine and Banyan in tow dragged heavily and soon the ropes parted. When the Morse struck she began to leak and fill rapidly, compelling the crew of eighteen to take to the rigging. Fireman Carleton volunteered to attempt >o reach shore in a small boat, hut was drowned. Soon after the Hull Life Saving crew sighted the tug and shot a life line on board. It was made fast aud all the men on board rescued in an exhausted condition. The tag and both barges will be total losses. Barge Banyan, with the crew of four men, went down almost immediately after strik ing. All of the crew were lost as far as known, except Captain Lund. The Jose phine, after striking on the ledge, was lifted off" by the sea and driven with great rapidity toward the shore. She was soon dashed to pieces and two of the crew drowned. The others reached the shore after terrible suffering. The rescue of sev enteen men from the Morse makes a total of forty-five lives saved thus far this win ter by the heroes of Hull. SAMOA DIFFICULTY. England Sustains the United States. London, January 21.—It is stated trustworthy authority that the British Government has decided to uphold the treaty by the terms of which European powers are precluded from obtaining or at tempting to sbtain dominance in Samoa. The Government has been fully informed of and shares in the United States Govern ment's views on the subject. It is agreed that the action of the German agents in Samoa is opposed to the letter and spirit of the treaty; that it violates diplomatic etiquette and endangers the good relations so necessary for Europeans to preserve when dealing with semi-barbarous nations. Dispatches to this effect have been sent Berlin. Lord Salisbury's latest news from Api is of a threatening nature, and in conse quence of these advices, the British fleet in the Pacafic will be increased immediately by at least two powerful vessels. After Mr. Phelps had left Lord Salisbury to-day, Count Van Hatzfeldt, the German embas sador, had an intervew with the prime minister. The Chronicle's correspondent at Berlin learned on good authority that Ger many has come to a definite understanding with the United States with regard to Samoan affairs. Supreme CoHrt Decision. Washington, January 21.—In the Su preme Court was heard the appeal of Wm. G. Gallagher, appellant, versas Thomas F. Jones, appealed from the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah. The case tarns up on the loss sustained by Gallagher through the refusal or neglect of his broker, Jones, to follow his instrnctions in stock transac tions. The conrt holds that a broker is but an agent, and that he is bound to follow the directions of his principal, or give prompt notice that he declines to continue the agency. It therefore decides him lia ble for damages for not notifying Gallagher by telegraph that he wonld not convert certain stocks into other stocks, as he was ordered to do. The measure of damages which should be awarded where the stock advances in value after the order to buy had been given, the conrt holds should be the highest intermediate value which the stock attains between the time the order had been given aDd a reasonable time after the notice of the failure to buy stock is given by the intending purchaser, in order that he may make a new order. The deci sion of the lower court in favor of Jones is reversed. The Blander of the Texas Electors. St. Louis, January 22.—A dispatch from Austin, Texas, referring to the blunder committed by the Presidential electors of that State of not signing their names on the envelope containing the vote of Texas and the consequence non-acceptance of it yesterday by Acting Vice-President iDgails, says) Governor Ross immediately tele graphed all the electors to meet at Austin at once and prepare another return. There is some chance of their Dot being able to do this in time, as some of the electors live in remote parts of the state. If there is de lay on their part or the loss even of two hours time on the part of the messenger the count will have to he made without Texas. A Republican Senator From New Jersey. Trenton, N. J., January 22. —In sepa rate session to-day Sewell received a ma jority of both houses for U. S. Senator. Re-elected Senator. Spbingfield, 111., January 22.—In a separate session of the Legislature Senator Cnllom received a majority of both houses for United States Senator. Texas Senator. Austin, Tex., January 22.—The Senate and House re-elected Hon. Richard Coke United States Senator without opposition. New Jersey Senatorship. Trenton, N. J., January 21.—The Re publicans to-night nominated Hon. W. J. Sewall, of Camden, as candidate for United States Senator. The Democrats nominated Senator McPherson, he getting 25 votes to 18 for ex-Governor Abbett. Deadlock Broken. Chableston, W. Va. f Janaary 21.— The deadlock in the Senate was broken late this evening on the 126th ballot, by elect ing R. S. Carr, Union Labor Senator from this city, president. The balance of the organization will take place to-morrow. The deadlock lasted since the 9th inst. West Virginia Politics. Charleston, W. Vat, January 21.— The report that there will be a dual government in this State has been killed by the election of a President of the Senate, who will be come Governor of the State March 4th, if Gov. Fleming, who is now contesting, be not seated. ___ Nominations. Washington January 22.— The Judges of Probate for the Territory of Utah tare James McGarry, of Beaver county; Joseph D. Jones, of Utah connty, and E. F. Jones, of Box Elder connty. To be Bonnced. Washington, January 22. —The Secre tary of the Treasury has approved the re commendation of acting appraiser Stearns of New York, for the removal of nine exam iners and samplers in the appraiser's office, as the result of a recent examination into the alleged customs' frauds there. $ A BIG BLAZE. Destruction by Fire of the St. Paul Grand Opera House. ST. PAUL FIRE. Destruction of the St. Paul Opera House. St. Paul, January 21.—At eight o'clock this morniDg a fire was discovered in the Grand Opera House. It originated in the gentleman's coat room during the absence of the night watchman at 9. It is a com pute ruin. Only the walls remain stand ing. Loss on opera house $200,000. The flames in the building adjoining the opera house were extinguished with small loss except by water. The heat and power were famished from the boilers under the opera honse to many buildings in the neighborhood and when the supply was cut off much inconvenience resulttd, as the thermometer was 14 below zero. The af ternoon papers are cripp'ed for want of power. Snow Storms. New York, January 20 —Snow com menced falling here this aftemcoD, but soon after dark it turned into rain and sleet with snow at intervals At midnight the storm has ceased and the thermometer is several degrees above freezing point. Lynchburg, Va., January 20—The first snow storm of the season occurred here to day. Despatches from other places in Virginia report snow and sleet and that in some places the snow is ten inches deep. Travel is very much obstructed. Washington, January 2u.—The first snow this winter began falling here early this morning. In the atternonn it changed to rain making the walking very disagree able. Extreme Cold in Russia. St. Petersburg, January 20.—The weather in the Trans Caspian Territory has "been very severe. Part of the Usnnada river is entirely frozen over. Whole herds of cattle have perished on the steppes and the inhabitants are suffering grea hard ships. The Work of a Maniac. Paterson, N. J., January 21.—Rev Mr. Lockwood, pastor of the Reformed Church at Fairfield, while suffering from acute dementia last night, made a horrible attempt to burn np his family. His wife and children, owing to his wild threats to kill them, barricaded themselves in a por tion of the hon-ie. The madman then kindled a fire in the center of each room As the floors and furniture blazed np the husband and father made throats to brain the members of the family if they at tempted to escape. The neighbors, who were attracted by the flames, gave the alarm and the people quickly gathered and secured the maniac minister and rescued the family just in time from being burned to death. Killed His Wife. Philadelphia, January 21.— Thomas Preston, aged 24, living at Center and Han cock streets, Germantown, fatally shot his nineteen years old wife, Sallie, while she was nursing their babe. Mrs. Jay Gould's Will. New York, January 21.—The will of Helen S. Gould, wife of Jay Gould, was filed in surrogate to day. The executors are Jay Gould and the deceased's brother, Daniel S. Miller, Jr. She bequeaths all her jewelry, wearing apparel and silver ware to her two daughters, Helen M. and Anna Gould. The will sets apart a fund of $30,000 lor each of the children. The real and personal property is divided be tween the children, share and share alike. Relating to Dead Timber. Washington, January 21.—Senator Dawes to-day introduced the following bill: "That dead timber standing or fallen on Indian reservations or allotments fee title to which remains in the United States may be felled, not, removed, sold or other wise disposed of by Indians residing on said reservations or allotments for their benefit or nnder such regulations as the President of the United States may pro scribe. The Mayor Not invited. Berlin, January 21.—A banquet was given at the Castle to-day, to which all persons down to the humblest official who had been decorated during the past year, were invited. Tho Mayor for Kenbrek, however, did not receive an invitation. This makes a slight of one who had been decorated by Emperor Frederick for ser vices dnr>ng the floods, and is supposed to be due to the political opinions of the municipal councils.) Report Denied. Auk lan d, January 21. —The German war ship Eber, which left Samoa on the 13th, arrived here to-dsy. The officers de nounce the reports sent from Apia by way of San Francisco, and declare the state ments regarding the alleged tearing down of American flags, burning of houses of Americans and firing on British officers, are unfounded. Woman Voters. New York, January 21. —Thp WomanV Suffrage party State committee profess have advices from their British co-workers that ai>oat 2,000,000 women registered and voted at the election last week in England, Scotland and Wales for members for the new city councils. Short in His Accounts. Mobile, Ala., January 21.—The books of Rev. A. Pearce, secretary of the Planters and Merchants Insurance company, who left last week, discloses a .shortage of over $ 20 , 000 . Two Suicides. Boston, January 22.—Rev. Thomas Marcy, a snperannated Methodist clergy man at Newton, committed suicide Monday night. He was 75 years old. Hoboken, N. Y., January 22.— F. D. Rucbtsman, a wealthy retired banker, suicided by shooting this morning. His mental faculties have been failing for some time. The Jubilant Arabs. Zanzibab, January 22.—The Arabs made the evacuation of the coast by Ger mans the first condition to the release of missionaries captnred by them. The naval garrison at Dares Salem has been compelled to withdraw, owing to a severe outbreak of fever. Further fighting occurred at Bagomy on Saturday. The coast Arabs are jubilant over their present victories and caDtures. Lost Their Heads. Scituate, Mass., January 22.— Two headlecs bodies, believed to be those of wrecked sailors, were found on shore this morning.___ Iron Trust. Louisville, Ky., January 22.—It is un derstood here that a pig-iron trust is being formed to control the ontpnt of Southern furnaces.