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TUESDAY EVENING. DEC 12, 1S93.
A paragraph in the gazette's Washington correspondence of yester? day'.- date, to the effect that the ad? ministration hud practically abandoned the searc h for fraudulent pensions, is re? gretted by all true democrats who read it, as well on the administration's ac? count as on that of the poor people who are taxed on their necessaries oflife lor the money with which the fraudulent pensions arc paid. Wherever search has been made for them, fraudulent pensions have been discovered, not singly but in battalions: and why it should be abandoned now, is not appa? rent, as those who would vote against the democrats for having issued the or? der for tho search, would certainly not he induced to vote for them simply by the revocation of that order. In reply to the charges of gross plagiarism that have been proved against General Lew Wallace in respect of the real authorship, not of one, but of both hisbooks,"Ben Hur" and "The Prince of India," one of his defenders says that many of the most read classi? cal authors have not lost reputation by being amenable to the.same charge, as if that statement would acquit him. Imita? tion is the most sincere flattery, hut when carried to the extent of repro? ducing the work of one man over the name of another, it assumes the char? acter of petty theft, for which, when de? tected, men of nobler clay have com? mitted suicide. One more revision of the taritl bill and it will be as good a protection bill a< Mr. McKinley himself [could de? sire. Even as ii is now, northern man? ufacturers with their eyes open arc well pleased with it. for the very good rea? son that while it removes the tax from the raw materials they have to buy. it still protects them with a tax of about forty per cent, on the articles they make of those untaxed raw materials. The people of the South are, of course, the sufferers, for theirs is the raw ma? terial, while most ot the manufactories are in the North. a northern newspaper says "the basis of government in this country i.? the assumption that all just govern? ment depends upon the consent of the governed." That idea may prevail in the North now. but that it did not do s"> three decades ago, is well known to all whose memory extends that fat back. The prevalent idea in that sec? tion then, was that the people of the States had nothing to do with their own government; that was the abso? lute province of the federal authorities of the northern half of the country But consistency is not a northern jewel. All the democratic employees in the Nonvalk Iron Works, at South Norwalk, Connecticut, were discharged last Saturday on account of their politi-1 cal affiliation. As an employer has the right to do as he pleases with his own business, no body else has a right to complain. But for all that, when south, eru employers discharged their negro laborers some years ago for voting to put the South under negro and scala? wag rule, none howled louder against 'ho alleged "cruel injustice," than the Norwalk, Connecticut, republicans. THE lily white republican movement has been revived in Alabama, in opposi? tion to the proposed plan of the republi. can machine there to turn the w hole negro vote over to the Kolb or popu? list party. But there are so few white republicans in Alabama, or in any other southern State, for that matter, that what they do, without the negroes to support them, amounts to little or nothing: so that the movement referred to is practically of no importance. A BILX to admit Utah, a democratic Territory, iuto the Union as a State, CJuld have passed the I". S. House of Representatives yesterday if all the democratic members of that bod\ had been present : but many of them were absent, engaged with their own private business or pleasure. No wonder there is so much talk of turning many of them down next November. A Colored Democrat as Postmas? ter.?W. H. Johnson, colored, has been appointed postmaster at Baynesville YVestuiorelaud county. At letter from Baynesville states that Johnson has been a hard working democrat for a number of years, and is well-known in the counties of King George, Stafford and Caroline as the walnut log buyer. ?Fredcrickxburg Lance. Ctrr His Ows Arm Off.?A telegram from Amherst Friday says: A terrible accident oc? curred at Baldock's Mill, two miles from this place Saturday evening. As Eppa Baldock was engaged in Gxing the machinery his arm ?was caught between the cogs aud completely crushed to a point above the elbow. The uii fortuuato young man was able to free himself only by cutting oft"his shatted arm, which he did himself with a knife. The occurrence is doubly sad. as Mr. Baldock was already badly crippled from a similar accident a few years ago. He is about 23 years of age and a worthy young man. Physicians were hastily summoned, but at this time it is not known what will be the result of his injuries.?Lynch burg Ariw. I FROM WASHINGTON. [Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.] Washington. Dec. 12,1S93. It is stated here that Chinese resi? dents will be no more willing to register under the recent six-inontbs' extentiou of the Geary act than they were under the original terms of the law. The pro? vision requiring them to attach photo? graphs to the certificates which they are to carry as evidence of their right to re? main iii the country, is extremely ob? jectionable to them, as is the law de? fining "merchant" and "laborer," as the treaties between the countries cover that question. When the time comes for enforcing the law a case will be made up, involving these points and carried to the Supreme Court. The de? cision last May sustaining the Geary law was rendered by a majority of the bench?5 to 3. Justice Harlan was not present, and Justice Blatchford has since died. His successor has to be confirmed by the Senate, so that a re? versal of that opinion by a majority of the full bench?~> to 4?is deemed pos? sible. Commission Miller of the In? ternal Revenue Bureau to-day sent a circular letter of instruction to each of the sixty-three Internal Revenue Col? lectors of the United Ssaies, directing them to begin at once the registration of Chinese as provided by the act of Congress extending for sixth months the provisions of the Geary act as to reeistratiou. Representatives Tyler and O'Ferrall had an appointment to call at the White House this afternoou to recommend to the President lor the Matanzas con? sulate, Mr. Freeman of Norfolk. Congressman Jerry Simpson says the populists are greatly pleased with the largo vote they received in Virginia last month, and anticipate increased strength there next year. He says that while there are some complaiuts about the counting there, he doesn't think the result could have been different if the populists themselves had been the judges. Among the visitors here to-day is Captain Ham Shepperd of Virginia. He says that Mr. Stubbs, who voted for Mr. Martin for I*. S. Senator in the Virginia legislature, was specially in? structed by the convention that nomi? nated him to vote for General Lee, and that Mr. Pilcher, who voted with him, was in the caucus which determined to withdraw General Hunton and support Lee, and was so much in accord with its action that he advocated its secrecy until the balloting commenced, when it should be sprung upon the full caucus with the object of producing a stampede to Lee. The House committee on foreign af? fairs to-day ordered a favorable report on the resolutions introduced by Mr. Hilt of Illinois, calling on the Presi? dent for the correspondence in the Ha? waiian matter, including the instruc? tions given Minister Willis. The origi? nal resolutions were amended so as to have the data called for include the correspondence between Minister Stevens and the (onner administration. In the Senate to-dtty Mr. Hunton in? troduced a bill to place Commodore U. C. Badger on the retired list of the navy with the rank and pay of rear admiral. The case of Judge Long, of the Mich? igan Supreme Court, ttgaiust Commis? sioner Lochren, in which is involved the right and power of the Commission? er to suspend pensions regularly allow? ed, will be argued on the 23d instant before Judge Bradley, of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. Whatever the decision of the lower court may be, the case will ultimately find its way into the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Cab Maddux of Virginia is here, in attendance upon the races. He is considered here as the political prophet of his State. He certainly did call the turn on both the gubernatorial and sen? atorial nominations long before they were made, and three weeks ago an? nounced a slate for the court of appeals which, it is said to-day by prominent democratic politicians from his State, will be elected, and on which the name of Judge Keith does uot appear. The name of Mr. Cardwell, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, is on that list, however, aud if he be elected, Mr. Maddux says Mr. Ryan of Loudouu will not be his successor, as he would have been had he not chosen the weaker side in the senatorial fight. At the session of the ways and means committee to-day the sugar schedule was passed upon without debate. When the agricultural schedule was reached a motion was made to restore the duties in the existing law. These motions were made with especial refer? ence to barley, hops and live animals, but they were successively defeated by a strict party vote. Secretary Carlisle to-day requested the resignation of J. W. Parsons, dis? bursing officer of the coast and geodetic survey. The House committee on the judici? ary to-day voted to report favorably Mr. Bailey's bankruptcy bill. The measure is brief, providing for volun? tary bankruptcy only, and was drawn to meet the objections raised in the House to the Gates bill. The bill intro? duced by Mr. W. A. Stone, of Pennsyl? vania, to limit the fees of U. S. marshals was taken up, discussed and made the order of business for the next meeting. From the mannner in which the President spoke of Mr. Button, of Lynchburg, who is an applicant for the place of public printer, yesterday, to prominent Virginians who called upon him in that gentleman's behalf, it is supposed bv one of them at least, that there will probably hi a change in I the office referred to in the early fu-! ture. A member of the House ways and means committee told the Gazette's correspondent tc-day that that com? mittee hoped to be" able to report the bill to the House by to-morrow or next day. The Cabinet met today. There were three absentees, Secretaries Herl>ert and Smith and Postmaster General Bissel!. The Hawaiian matter and the tariff n,uestion were brought under discussion but without definite results as far as car. be ascertained. Further news from Hawaita and the presence of a full Cabi? net wil probably be awaited before the Presi? dent s message is sent in in response to Sena? tor Hoar? resolution. Besides, it is stated that there :s some additional information being asked for by the Senate in a resolution >t 11 under discussion and that compliance with both matters might well K- made at the same time Senator Gordon is to lecture here under the combined auspices of the Blue and the Gray but there must be no Confederate flags. Sir John Thompson, premier, of Can? ada, said yesterday that the government had completed arrangements for a fast Atlautic service to compete with New York. _ _ A bill for the consolidation of Xew York and Brooklyn will be presented to the next Legislature of that State. NEWS OF THE DAY. Ex-Governor Jackson, of West Vir? ginia, died suddenly at his home, near Parkersburg, yesterday. The date on which the new tariff bill will go into effect has been changed from March 1 next to June 1. It is said to be settled that the ways and means committee, will, in the in? ternal revenue bill, impose a tax on incomes. Emperor William declares that un? less vigorous measures are adopted the murderous attempts of anarchists will become epidemic. The next public buildings to be erect? ed in Washington will be an annex to the National Museum, on the Smith? sonian Institution grounds, and a building for the Supreme Court. representative W. Bourke Cockran, while riding out horseback in Washing? ton yesterday, was thrown to the ground by the animal stumbling, and received an ugly cut over the right eye. Fatal tax riots occcurred in Sicily yesterday. In Partenico the mob was led by women, and it was necessary to call out the troops, who tired upon the rioters. Eight persons were killed and several wounded. The democratic members of the House banking and currency commit? tee, after further considering the pro? posed repeal of the State bank tax and hearing at length from Speaker Crisp on the subject, determined to push the matter to the point of action. Representative Wheeler, of Alabama, has secured the signatures of a suffi? cient number of democratic members of the House of Representatives to a pe? tition for a caucus on the tariff bill to make the issuance of a call necessary by Chairman Holtnau, of the caucus committee, if the paper is presented him. In the trial of Daniel Coughlin, in Chicago yesterday, for the murder of Dr. P. H. Crouin, the bloody relics of the famous tragedy were exhibited in court. The body was found in a subur? ban catch-basin, May 22,18S1). Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist. Episcopal and Methodist Protestant ministers, of Baltimore, yesterday took action at their meetings against the ap? propriation of public money to Catholic parochial and other sectarian schools. Those War "Mementoes." The following correspondence ex? plains itself: Danville, 111., Nov. 20, 1893. Dr. Packard, Alexandria 1 hcnloaical Seminary : Dear Sir : We have in our family a relic from the late war which undoubt? edly would be prized highly by yourself or some one else connected with the Episcopal Church. It is a book pub? lished in 1793, entitled "The form and manner of making, ordaining and con? secrating bishops, priests and deacons according to the order of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America." Originally the property of Richard Chanuing Moore, and containing his autograph. A letter pasted on inside of front cover, from a child of Mr. Moore, presenting this book to Bishop Johns. This letter is addressed to Right Rev. John Johns.'' Between the leaves is a very fine steel engraving of Right Rev. John Johns, D. D., also some of Bishop Johns' manuscripts. This book was taken as a memento in November, 1SG2, while Bishop Johns house was being occupied by officers of the federal army. My mother has preserved this book through all these years, with great care, and now feels that on parting with it, she should he remunerated to some extent. Would you wish to pos? sess this book ? Awaiting a reply at your earliest convenience, I am Yours truly, Henry B. Cowap, 410 West Harrison street, Danville, Illinois. The above letter was handed by Dr. Fackard to Dr. Kensey Johns, of this city, a son of the Bishop, who replied as follows : Alexandria, Ya.. Nov. 28,1S93. . Henry Ii. Cmvap, esq., Danville, III. Dear Sir: Your communication dated November 20, IS!'.;, was placed in my hands by my father's old friend, the Rev. Dr. Packard, for such reply as might be fit. I find it difficult to reply to your very unique proposal to return, with the expectation of "a remunera? tion," property, which you state, was "taken as a memento" from my father's library in the year 1S62. The position, sir, in which you place yourself is most extraordinary and pe? culiar. Your proposal to restoresprop erty to its rightful owners for "a re? muneration'" is repugnant, and I can? not entertain it, and can only say in reply that, however much the mem? bers of my father's family might prize "the relic" which you so minutely de? scribe in your letter, it is not our cus? tom to purchase by "a remuneration" what rightfully belongs to us. Should you, however, think proper to restore the property, I will pay the express company freight charges* on the pack? age sent to my address, No. (504 Cam? eron street, Alexandria, Va. The value of "the great care'' with which you have preserved "the relic," or your price tor "parting with it," is beyond my ability to estimate. May I be permitted to add, in con? clusion, that, after perusing your re? markable letter, I am more than ever impressed with the force of the quota? tion, "Your ways are not quite our ways." I am, sir, your obedient ser? vant, Kensey Johns, No. 604 Cameron street, Alexandria, Ya. [Comment is unnecessary. It is needless to add that the memento has not been returned.] Railroad Accident.?On Saturday morning when a freight train that pass? ed through here before day going south was near Hamilton's crossing on the R. F. & P. R. R.. the draw-head of one of the cars felt out and the caboose coming in contact with it jumped the track and ran a considerable distance, smashing it up consideably and throw? ing Capt. Taylor, the conductor, and Thad Boiling, a colored brakemen, out. Capt. Taylor received a severe cut be? low the knee, had his hip and elbow slightly hurt and one toe mashed. Boil? ing's left knee was fractured. Willie Jones, flagman, was also slightly injur? ed. Dr. A. C. Doggett, of this city, was summoned and rendered the nec? essary medical attention? Fredei-icks burg Star. Edward A. Williams, who undertook to walk from New York to New Or? leans in 73 days, without spending a cent en route, arrived at his destina? tion yesterday, five days ahead of time. LEGISLATIVE. In the Senate yesterday a bill was in? troduced to amend the law in regard- to pay of judges of elections. It provides that clerks and judges shall receive for their services $1 each, and judges car? rying poll-books to the court house shall receive in addition mileage at 4 cents per mile. A joint resolution was reported from the House providing that the 19th day of December be fixed as the day on which the Senate and House shall pro? ceed to the election of Senators in Con? gress. Referred to the committee for courts of justice. In the House Mr. McRae oll'ered a resolution providing for a joint session on Tuesday, December 19, to elect Sen? ators in Congress and naming the rules of the government of the joint session, which was agreed to. The following bills were passed : House bill to authorize the supervis? ors of Warren county to borrow S7,<hx? to be used in the construction of bridges across the Shenandoah river at River ton. Senate bill to authorize the managers of the Female Orphan Asylum at Fred ericksburg to transfer property of that corporation to the Assembly Home and School at Fredericksburg. Senate bill to incorporate the Assem? bly Home and School at Fredericks burg. The following bills were introduced : Mr. Nicol: To authorize the Board of Supervisors of Prince William coun? ty to issue bonds of said county for a sum not exceeding $2,000. Mr. Nicol: To allow the late treas urer of Prince William county to col? lect by levy certain tax bills not re? turned delinquent. Mr. Logan : To amend section 40]G of the code relating to trial of crimi? nal offences. This bill is in ellect the same as the one presented in the Sen? ate by Mr. Hay, and looks to the more speedy trial of felony cases. Mr. Cooke : To authorize railroad companies terminating on navigable waters to guarantee bonds of compa? nies building or owning steamboats or vessels used or to be used in connection with the business of the railroad, and to confirm all such guarantees hereto? fore made. A bill was introduced by Mr. Nicol to provide for the organization of State hanks of circulation, based upon Vir? ginia State bonds as. a security for the circulation. The act is to take ellect when the United States statute impos? ing a tax of 10 per ceni. on the circula? tion of State banks is repealed. The bill, which is a very long one, provides in detail how banks shall be organized and operated. In town and villages the capital stock is to be not less than $10,000, and in cities not less than $50, 000. Al least 50 per cent, of the capi? tal stock shall ho paid in before the hanks shall be authorized to commence business. The measure contains ?">" sections.. It provides that these banks shall at all times be prepared to pay out 5 per cent, of their deposits in fed oral money, in either treasury notes or coin. This is regarded as one of its strongest features. This will, it is said, enable depositors to use checks on said banks iu any part of this country or Europe witho'it question. It will, Mr. Nicol says, make the issue of such banks practically as stable as United States State depositories. The bill pro? vides for periodical reports of the pro poscd hanks to the State treasurer and an investigation into their affairs con? ducted by the Attorney-General. The bill is based as near as possible upon the statute authorizing the establish, men t of national banks. The act pro? vides in detail for the organization of the banks, their conduct, method of dissolution and winding up of any of the affairs of the bank in case of insol? vency. The provisions are as carefully guarded as possible, and the currency issued under it, it is believed, will af? ford a valuable supplement to the cur? rency as it now exists. The object of the law is also to afford a ready market for and to enhance the value of Virgin? ia State bonds and to cause the interest to bo paid to the people within the State who may hold the bonds under the operation of the said bill, instead of going, as the interest does now, to par? ties outside the Commonwealth. Speaker Card well is hard at work on the House committees, and will proba? bly be ready to announce them this evening. Congressional. In the Senate yesterday the House joint resolution authorizing the Secre? tary of War to permit the use of the monument lot and other reservations in Washington city by the Kuights of Pythias at their conclave and encamp? ment in August, 1894, was laid before the Senate and passed. Mr. Hill referred to the notice which he had given last week, that he would move to take up the bill to repeal the federal election laws, and said that as Mr. Hoar complained that the bill had been reported from the judiciary com? mittee without consideration on the part of the republican members of the committee, he would consent to have the bill now referred, as Mr. Hoar sug? gested, to the committee on privileges and elections. The bill was so refer? red. The House bill covering the same ground was allowed to remain on the calendar, in order to give Mr. Cul lom an opportunity to address the Sen? ate on that subject to-day. In the House Mr. Docken*, chairman of the joint committee to investigate government departments, introduced a hill abolishing the postal note and pro? viding a new schedule of fees for money orders. Consideration of a bill regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Dis? trict of Columbia was presented by Mr. Bickler, who led the opposition to a motion that the House go into a com? mittee of the whole to consider the measure. In Memoria m. "O! Grave, where is thy victory ? O! Death, where is thy sting?" to such a soul as that which winged its flight from earth on Sunday .December 3, and left the relatives and friends of Mrs. Mamie E. Goebei. sorrowing behind. The deceased, well know as Mamie I'urke, of the class of '!K), of Holy Cross Academy, was in the twenty-third yearof herageand a bride of less than four months, having been marritd only in August to Walter S. Goeliel, of this city. The funeral took place from St. Aloy? sius' Church. Washington, Wednesday morn? ing, when High lixpticm Mass was cele? brated by the Kev. FatherO Counell. Though to the yorrag husband, faithful brother, and other loving ones it seemed that "Death lies on her, like an uutimely frost Upon the sweetest flower of all the field," Father O'Connell's consoling words must have shown them that death is never nutimely to one who, like her, is always prepared to meet her Maker. The Sisters of the Holy Cross were among the many who accompanied the remains to their last resting place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. I LETTER FROM RICHMOND. (Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette.; Richmond, Ya.. Dec. 11, 1S93. If any man doubts for a moment the popularity of Fitz Dee he should come to Richmond and gossip a short while around the clubs aud in the hotel lob? bies and he will be thoroughly con? vinced of the fact that he is in error. While the excitement and bad feeling of the first few days have disappeared there is apparent still a great deal of dissatisfaction and (he ruptures made last Thursday night will be a very long time healing up. It is thought by some that the legislature will probably make an investigation, but as yet nothing has been decided upon. General Lee does not desire such, but leaves the matter entirely with his friends. Iu conversation with your correspondent General Lee declined to express him? self in regard to the matter, but says when he laid down his arms at Appo mattox he became enough of a philoso? pher to take things as he found them. He says he takes this matter just as he took the situation at Appomattox. The friends of Governor-elect O'Fer rall are very anxious that the inaugu? ration should he a grand atlair in full keeping with the occasion. Mayor Ellyson is chairman and Capt. Cun? ningham Hall secretary of the commit? tee of arrangements, and they are ar? ranging for a grand demonstration. There will be a parade participated in by the military of the State and many civic organizations. It is thought Col. O'Ferrall will make a speech and it is probably that several distinguished visitors will make short addresses. It is thought that Yiee-President Steven? son will be here. It was at first thought that a big en? tertainment would be held at night but this idea has been abandoned. It is however very probable that Col. O'Ferrall will hold a public reception iu the (Governor's mansion that night. It has been learned from the best authority that a current resolution will be introduced in the House to-morrow, providing for a committe, to be com? posed of three members from the House and two from the Senate, whose duly it shall be to make a thorough investi? gation iuto the rumors afloat that money was used by railroad corpora? tions and others in securing the nomi? nation of Mr. Martin for United States Senator. The member of the House who will oiler this resolution took no part in the contest between Lee and Martin, and is not a champion of either, but thinks that the honor of the Legis? lature and of the democratic party de? mands that the rumors should he inves? tigated. This, he thinks, is the only way to set the matter at rest. It was said to-day that the sober second thought of the Lee people might result iu a change of their purpose to issue an address explaining some of the methods used to secure the nomination of Mr. Martin. While the friends of the General are still convinced that their man was slain by persons whom they had good reasons to count as support? ers of Lee, they are not disposed to parade their indignation. As one gentleman expresses it. they will bide their time, for the day of reckoning will surely come. The candidates for Sena? tor will be voted for one week from to? morrow. The populists are talking of making a nomination but they are not decided as to whom they will offer the the ompty honor. VIRGINIA NEWS. The small-pox at Shenaudoah, Page countv, is now thoroughlv under con? trol. The only case heard before the Court of Appeals yesterday was that of Heck ert aud others against Hile's adminis? trator, which was argued and contin? ued. Col. Lewis S. Baldwin, of Wilkes harre, Pa., and MissSallie Dejarnette daughter of the late Daniel C. Dejar uette, were married at Spiiug (Jrove, Caroline county, on the Gth. Judge Drury Hinton, of the Court of Appeals, was taken suddenly and ser? iously ill at his home iu Petersburg Sunday night and it was some time be? fore he regaiued consciousness. The residence, with entire contents, and several outbuildings of Asbtiry C. Bear, a farmer, two miles north of Elkton, were burned last night. Loss $o,0C9 no insurance. The family es? caped in their night clothes. Dr. T. .1. Fentress, a prominent citi? zen of Princess Anne county and for several years iu the Legislature, died yesterday, after a brief illness. He was sixty-three years of age and un? married. The Presbyterian church has pur? chased of Gen. Thos. L. Rosser a lot at the corner of Market and Second streets east, Charlottesville, and will build a new church on it, the present structure being inadequate for the congregation. Very little is being said in Richmond about the candidates for the bench of the Court of Appeals. There is no evi? dence that in the nomination of Sena? tor and State officers, there was any trading of votes, involving the judicia? ry. This may have been done, but if it was the fact has been kept a secret by those who were parties to the deal or deals. Representative Wise, yesterday, in? troduced in the House a bill to execute the finding of the Court of Claims in the matter of William B. Isaacs & Co. The amount of the finding is $16,987, this sum belonging to the back of Vir? ginia in gold coin when taken by the United States at the close of the* late war. The bill was referred to the judi? ciary committee. A member of the legislature who was exceedingly prominent in the canvass that resulted in the nomination of Mr. Martin said yesterday that all the talk about questionable methods having been used by the supporters of Mr. Martin was entirely without founda? tion. They had, he said, the most compact organization that ever existed in Virginia, and the Lee people were poorly organized. However, if an in? vestigation was asked, he for one would be only too glad to grant it. The allegations of frauds in the No? vember election will result in a pro? position to legalize primaries. Mr. C. E. Nico!, of Prince William, is about to prepare a bill to cover this ground, which he proposes to introduce in the House shortly. It will be so framed as to insure the more thorough protec? tion in these party contests and to punish severely those who engage in ballot-box sttliung or other schemes al? leged to be practiced in the general election in this State. If such a vigor? ous law is enacted, it will go far, Mr. Nicol believes, in securing perfect fair? ness in the general election, which some people now complain is lacking. TO-DAY'S TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Foreign News. Edinburg, Dec. 12.?Alfred Johnson Miinson was to-day called upon to plead to the indictment charging him with causing the death at Ardlamout on August 10 last of Lieutenant Hain hrough. The case is popularly known a; the "Ardlamont mystery" and has excited keen interest in all parts of the United Kingdom, owing to the promi? nence of the prisoner and his alleged victim. Munson pleaded not guilty. His alleged accomplice, Edward Swee? ney, has not yet been found by the po? lice. Paris, Dec. 12.?The search of the police will probably result in the expul? sion from France of thirty foreigners who are believed to be relatives of an? archists. Marchal, the husband of the mistress of Vaillaut, the bomb thrower, has vanished. The police have dis? covered that the woman was fully aware of Vaillant's plan, and she has been arrested. Gue/ede, a socialist of the Chamber, has received a letter in which the writer says that he has con? demned M. Guezede to death. The letter continues: "I will kill you like a dog at the exact moment that suits me. Remember that you are number one on the condemned list." Berlin, Dec. 12.?At a meeting o' anarchists held in this city the act of Auguste Vaillant in thowing a bomb in the French Chamber of Deputies was reprobated as likely to cause agitation, not terror. Resolutions were adopted protesting against the adoption of in? ternational measures against anarchists, which, the resolutions declared, an? archists did not fear and would know how to bailie. Brussels, Dec. 12.?The Chamber of Deputies has by a unanimous vote adopted a resolution expressing sym? pathy at the French Chamber. Several speakers denounced the crime in the most severe terms. London, Dec. 12.?A dispatch from Rio Janeiro stales that Admiral Da (lama, whose defection from the gov? ernment forces has already been an? nounced, has formally notified the sev? eral foreign legations in Rio Janeiro that he has assumed command of the insurgents squadron now before that city. London, Dec. 12.?Tue St. James Ga? zette says to-day that the cabinet, yield? ing to public opinion, has decided to strengthen the navy. It is believed that about eight million pounds will be expended in the construction of new ships. The government's programme, it is said, includes the building of six or seven battle ships, some of which will be of the largest type, probably of an improved Royal Sovereign pattern. .St. Pktebsbubo, Dec. 12.?A thaw basset in here and with it there is a recurrence of cholera. Yesterday there were 3S cases and 1;"> deaths reported. Bt'ekos Aybes, Dec. 12.?It is reported here that Admiral Mello, commander of the insurgent Brazilian fleet, has seized the French merchant steamer Parahyba, a vessel of 1,986 tons. Front Honolulu. Yokohama, Dec. 12?The British steamer China, from San Francisco No? vember 21, arrived here yesterday. The steamer reports that when she left the Hawaiian capital the provisional government was still in power. Ac? cording to the advices brought by the China the provisional government de? clared it would resist the restoration of Queen Lilioukalani. Vancouver, B. C. Dec. 12 ?The steamer Arawa, which left Honolulu December 4th, arrived here to-day. Up to that date the Queen had not been restored and there had been no I trouble in Honolulu. At the unani? mous and urgent demand of the Ameri? can citizens, the provisional govern? ment has decided to resist to the ut? most extremity any attempt to over? throw them by the U"nited States force without authority from Congress. Leading citizens will generally be fore? most in the defence. A Romantic Marriage. New York, Dec. 12.?A marriage took place at Prohibition Park, Staten Island, shortly before midnight on Sat? urday. The bridegroom was Hans Panzer, assistant editor of "The Liter? ary Digest,'' and the bridegroom Miss Laura Moran, of Virginia, a daughter of the venerable Archdeacon Moran, pastor of the St. George Parish, at St. Denis, Md. Mr. Panzer a few weeks ago published a matrimonial notice in a paper of this city, through which means he became acquainted with Miss Moran. Miss Moran is a handsome woman, about twenty-eight years old, well edu? cated and accomplished, who has for several yeare been a teacher in art and languages in the' Wytheville Young Ladies' Seminary, in Virginia. A Texas Tragedy. Brenham, Tex., Dec. 12.?Saturday Mose Miller, of Austin county, beat his wife in a shocking manner. Mrs. Miller informed her father and brother of her husband's brutality and both started to the house. Miller met them at the door, and, as the brothtr started in, he emptied one barrel of a shotgun into him, killing him instantly. The father then started to run in and was riddled with buckkshot. Miller surrendered and is now in jail, Opposition to Mr. Breekiiiridtfe. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 12.?Indica? tions are that Hon. W. C. P. Breckin ridge will have a hard fight to succeed himself as a member of Congress from the seventh Kentucky district. At least two opposing candidates are al? ready announced and one more Ls ex? pected. Perhaps the most formidable of these is Hon. V7. C. Owens, who was temporary chairman of the last demo? cratic national committee. FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS. 8 EN* ATE. After the routine business Mr. Cul lom indicated* desire to address the Senate on the bill to repeal the federal elections law, but as the Hawaiian reso? lution, offered yesterday by Mr. Hoar, aud a resolution ollered yesterday by Mr. Petfer had precedence in the morn? ing hour, unanimous consent was given that those resolutions should remain on the table and should be presented at a late hour to-day or to-morrow. Mr. Cullom thereupon addressed tin Senate. In the course of his speech Mr. Cul? lom indulged in a denunciation of elec? toral crimes in Xew York, referring es? pecially to the action of Judge M,;. nard. On this point he was taken up by Mr. Hill, who declared emphatical? ly that the action referred to had not affected the Senatorsbip from the State of Xew York. There was a long and somewhat exciting dialogue between the two Senators on that aud other points. When Mr. Cullom concluded his speech, Mr. Stewart took the floor. The Hoar resolution was then, at the suggestion of Mr. Mauderson, laid over till to-morrow?Mr. Hoar having mean? while intimated his readiness to let the resolution be referred to the committee on foreign relations. HOUSE. The aunual report of the coast and goedetic survey with other executive documents were laid before the House. Mr. Geary reported that the confer? ence committee on the Xew York and Xew Jersey bridge hill had failed to a*rec and asked a further insistence. Mr. Bailey reported from the judi? ciary committee a bill providing for a uniform system of voluntary bank? ruptcy. Mr. Meyers called up the resolution providing for a joint commission to in? vestigate the rank, pay and other mat? ters relating to the personnel of the navy. This resolution has on several previous occasions proved a bone of contention and its reading brought Messrs Kilgore, Savers ami others, who have achieved more or less reputation as objectors, to their feet. The tirsi step in a good natured QUibuster was an inquiry concerning the parliament? ary status of the resolution, which was decided to be on the union calendar. A motien to go into committee of the whole was defeated by a viva v< ce vote, but carried on a division when Mr. Kilgore raised the point of no quorum, and tellers were appointed. The object was to kill time until tin morning hour expires. The resolution was agreed to ami the House went into committee of the whole. A general discussion followed, Mr. Everett, ohm, Mass.) occupying his live minutes in a lapidly deliver* d and rather vehement speech against the resolution, to which Mr. Cummiugs (dem., X. Y.) replied. A motioti to favorably report the hill to the House evoked a demand for a di? vision, from Mr. Kilgore, and ln| mem? bers were counted. The vote was again ordered by tellers but before its completion the morning hour expired. The House in committee of the whole) took up the bill to enable the people oi Utah to form a constitution and State government and to be admitted into the Un-on on an equal footiug with the original States. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES Capt. J. F. Terry, Chief of Police of Roanoke, Ya., who has been under suspension since the riot of September 20th, was removed to-day by Mayor Trout for conduct unbecoming an offi? cer in failure to protect the negro Smith who was lynched in the riot in that city. Sunday night while E. H. and Joseph Lyde and Dr. Mclver were driving in a carriage near Selma, Ala., they were fired upon by three unknown white men. Mr. Ely Lyde received injuries which resulted in death a few hour later. Joseph Lyde was mortally and Dr. Mclver slightly injured. Thirty thousand visitors at the Exposition at AuxUita, tia., to-day gave a rousing ova? tion to Vice President Stevenson, Secretaries Herbert of the Navy, Smith of the Interior and Congressmen Spring r and Spcrry. Pri i ident Walsh, of the Exposition, introduced Vice President Stevenson, who delived an ad? dress. Fred Miller, the pedestrian, and his dog, who started to walk from Baldwin's: bob I, San Francisco, to New York, :j,2x> mil' June 20, arrived in Now York to-day. He states that he met with no trouble ex opt want of food wheu he crossed a New Mexico. A steamer with a number of insane patiei i on board which were being transferred from t'ie State asylum at Stockton to Ukiah, 1 ? sunk last night, but the passcDgors WtTiil! saved. DIKD. On Monday night. December 11th, 1893. MARY BOSS THOMPSON, beloved wife Julian Thompson, at her late residence, corner Princess and Alfred streets. Funeral from the First Baptist Church, at 2 o'clock, Thurs? day, December 14th. [Washington papers please copy. FOK DYSPEPSIA, Indisestlon, and Stomach dkordr-r?. take BROWN'S II?? BITTKRS. All dealers keep it, SI per bottle. Genuine hae trade-mark and crossed red lines oa wrapper. ONE BARBEL OF PURE COUNTRY I ? DER for tale by _ If. C. WALLA' IE PRIME PORTO RICO MOLASSES and Vanilla Drip Syrup just received bv __j. c. MiLnn:N. PURE LARD and SUGAR CUBED SHOULDERS for sale at reduced priced _J.C MILBUB.V_. HALF-WOOL Kerseys for 20c. and All Wool fiue utlality Cassimeres for 50c, ?t _SLAYMAKER'S. MASSAN UTA WATER at LI"NT a LEN'S. A fresh supply received TO* DAY frvm the Spring3, 30 cents per ga?"U