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A Prominent Georgia Delegation Call
Upon Gen. Harrison.
One of Their Number is Strongly Recom
mended for a Cabinet Portfolio.
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
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.,
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."
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
"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.
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
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
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
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.
In the House Several Delegates Speak for
the Territories.
the Admission
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Governor West's Reasons Why the
Territory Should Not be
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
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
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.
The Terrible Outrages Inflicted on Negro
Families in Mississippi.
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. _____
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.
Accident on
a Kentucky
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. ___
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.
Destruction by Fire of the St. Paul Grand
Opera House.
Destruction of the St. Paul Opera
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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