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VOL. LV. KG. 23._NORFOLK VIRGHNIAy; 8 AT? ? D AY DEOEMBEB 18. 1897. PKIOE TWO OENlB.
IS! ON HI ffl 11 IS HOAR WANTS 10 INCREASE TAX ON DEER Disagreement Reached and Conference Or? dered on Klondike Relief Bills. Stewart Pin? tlio AtlniiiiiHlrnUon iHiwit ?n tt?c tJowi KtniMlnril <ln* <*? tlon-Fnvornblo llcporl ?>? liners national ridiiericM KxposiUuM mouse Appropriation* Commlltoo Routen at Two 1 Points?Armor Plate and '?ml In tu Sites. YVushliiglcn, D. C, Doc. 17, 1S07 A spirited debate was precipitated in the Senate to-day by the submission by Mr. Platt, of Connecticut, of the re? port of the special joint committee of the Senate and House, appointed to investigate the use of alcohol in the arts. It developed that a wide '"diver? gence of opinion exists among Sena? tors as to the practicability, from the point of view of Government revenue, of reducing the present tax upon alco? hol used In the arts. Mr. Hoar, of Mas? sachusetts, who favors such a reduc? tion, expressed the opinion that if Con? gress would lay aside political consid? erations and deal with the liquor ques ?tlon courageously, and honestly, by the Imposition of an additional tax of a dollar a barrel on beer, the question of the Government's revenues would take care of Itself. Mr. Vest, of Mis? souri, strenuously opposed any addi? tional tax on beer. Mr. Allison deprecated any attempt to' raise" lite question at the present time, lie said it was not pertinent and thai it bad aiot been made clear thai alcohol used in the arts could be exempted from taxation without impairing the revenues beyond what they could stand, lie added that the interests of Ameri? can manufacturers using alcohol had beifli carefully guarded otherwise In the new iariff law. He thought also that recent events had gone to show that the 51.10 tax on alcohol could be collected and expressed the hope thnt an earnest effort in that direction would be made. At the suggestion of Mr. Hawlcy, chairman of the Military Affairs Com? mittee, the bill passed by the Hou.se for the relief of the miners im the Klondike legion was taken up at once. He moved that all after the enacting clause of the House bill be stricken out and the .Sen? ate bill substituted. The motion was carried and the bill as amended passed. Senators Hawlcy, Carter and Cook rell were named as conferees on the purt of the Senate. "Mr. Stewart, of Nevada, rose to a question of personal privilege to reply to a charge which, he .said, had been made against him by Mr. Chandler?a charge which he characterized as u very grave one. He referred to the n-ssertlon of the New Hampshire S. na tor '.'.tat he (Stewart) had misrepre? sented the attitude of the administra? tion on the financial question. He had extracts read from the statement made] yesterday by Secretary Cage before the House Committee on Hanking and Cur? rency to show that the administration was committed to the gold standard. He contended that this statement fully confirmed nil that he had said, nn'd further that it manifested a determina? tion to place the control of the currency in the hands of the banks, giving them nil the advantages and exacting from them r"-security. A favorable report being made upon the joint resolution accepting the in? vitation of the Government of Norway to lake part In an International fisher? ies exi>ositlon. to be held at neigen, Norway, from May to September, isi'S. Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, the author of 'the resolution, secured Us passage Im? mediately. The resolution provides $20,000 to be immediately available to defray the necessary expenses of the display of the United States at the ex? position. The consideration of pension cases was them begun and 13$ bills were passed. One of the bills granted a pen? sion of )&0 a month to Casslus M. Clay. Sr.. of Kentucky, a major-general of the United States Army during the war. Mr. Tirrple, of Indiana, then present? ed the regular order of business, the consideration of resolutions on the death of Representative William Slceit: Holman, Into of Indiana. Tributes to the ?memory of Mr. Hol? man yore paid in eloquent eulogies by Mr. Fairbanks, of Indiana; Mr. Mills, of Texas; Mr. Cockrell, of Missouri; Mr. Prye, of Maine, and- Mr. Tiirplc, of Indiana. The resolutions of condolence wore passed, ami as a further mark of re? spect the- Senate, at 4:25 >p. m., art 1 jitonriecl until to-morrow. H?USE3 PHOOKKDINOS. The House to-day completed Hie con? sideration of the legislative, executive' and .judicial appropriation bill, except? ing the paragraph relating to the civil service. By agreement the debate on this latter paragraph will go over until after the holidays. Two amendments of some Importance were adopted. The bill as reported abolished the assay efflce at Deadyvood, S. D., an a the mints at Carson City, Nov.. and New Orleans. To-day the representatives from the two foVmer States made a vigorous and successful fight to continue the appro? priation for Dcudwood and Corsbn City. The Appropriation Committee was beaten lai each Instance. Mi-. Urownlow (Hep.), of Tennessee, asked unanimous consent for the con? sideration of a resolution reciting the fact that the report of the Secretary of the Navy cm the location of the armor plate factory made no mention of the board's visit to the South, and calling upon him to cause the dnta pro? cured by the bonrd ns to the advantage of the South to be prepared and for? warded to the House. Mr. Steele (Rep.), of Indiana; wanted to offer an amendment to cover Indiana nnd Illinois, but Mr. Dinglcy (Pap.), of Maine, objected and the resolution and amendment was referred under the rules. On Mr. Cannon's motion the House disagreed to the Semite amendment to the bill for the relief of the miners oh the upper Yukon, and agreed to a con? ference. Messrs. Cannon, of Illinois; Northwuy, of Ohio, and- Sayers, of Texas, were appointed conferees. The Speaker announced the appoint? ment of Messrs. Hitt (Rep.), of Illinois: Adams (Rep.), of Pennsylvania, and Wheeler (Dem.), of Alabama, regents of the Smithsonian loistltuto. On motion of Mr. Mercer (Rep.), of Nebraska, a bill was passed to Increase the cost of the Government building at the trans-Mississippi Exposition $1L'. r>oo and the cost of the Government ex? hibit a like amount. The Speaker appointed Mr. Harham (Rep.), of California, chairman of tho Committee on Mileage, and at 1:50 p. in. the House adjourned: NBA 1,1 KCl I n V EMTIG ATIO R. Sir Wilfred I.mirier Wants i o Itring in u i.oi nt oilier nnilcrsllefore lie v? ill C'oiiNriit 1? \cuotliilc. ! Washington, D. C. Dec. 17.?The cor? respondence which has passed between Sir Wilfred Lnurler,< the Canadian Premier, and General Foster, the American negotiator, touching the seal negotiations since the Washington conference last month, has just been made public. It consists of two let? ters. In the first, dated Ottawa, No? vember 24, Sir Wilfred I.aurler passes upon a proposition from our Govern? ment, which was taken back to Canada by him at the conclusion of the con? ference. He says he is willing to enter at ence upon a review of the whole seal question, .though tho Tarls award was made revlsable only at tho end Of five years, provided the other questions of importance to the two countries immigration, reciprocity, llsh protec? tion, etc.?be considered at the same time. He declines, however, to suspend sealing meantime on the ground that the Heel would be dissipated entirely; that the owners of vessels would be entitled to compensation beyond the disposition of Parliament to vote nnd. finally, that as shown by the experts' report, there is now u. tendency .toward equilibrium in the maintenance of the. seal herd. He suggests that if a joint commission to consider all questions vit issue, including this, be nt once ap? pointed it would be possible to secure the necessary legislation from Parlla- ! incut at the February session and from j Congress during ihe present session, to insure the execution of any recommen? dation With regard to Hering Sea next 1 session. The second loiter is from General Foster to Sir Wilfred, dated Washing? ton, December 2d. General Foster says that Sir Wilfred's Is a declination of his ; proposition and a renewal of a Cana I dlan proposition made at the confer | onoe, nnd the President declines to rc I verse his position on that point. Should I ihe herd reach the equilibrium pointed ! Olli by Sir Wilfred It will have passed I the period when negotiations will be of any avail, besides as the United States j will be put to the expense of $11,0.000 I lo maintain the patrol next year, p'el l agio sealing ought to be voluntarily I civ, n up because It is uhheighborly and I inhumane. General Foster expresses regret that Sir Wilfred's visit to Washington gives so Utile promise of satisfactory re? sults, but entertains the hope that it may yet bear good fruits. I.V KT CJ Kil l 's 1? KPRSTfl B. TIic Hissing, Wile's 4'linrnrlor to Be Deformed to Hate ills *. < < i.. Chicago, 111., Dec. 17.?Ocice more twelve men sit In the box to Hear the evidence tending to show the guilt or innocence of Adolph L. Luetgert, the alleged wife murderer. The man who will take the place of Henry Roasbcrg, dismissed yesterday because he is alleged to have remarked that it would please him lo place a rope around the Lake View sausage maker's neck, is Robert A liners. An? tlers is a shoemaker, ?),") years of age. To clear Luetgert his attorneys will, in Ihe trial new commenced, Introduce a new line of defense. In maintaining the theory that Mrs. Luetgert Is still alive, her acquaintance with Robert Dnvey, an Englishman, with engaging manners, who Is blamed by Luetgert for his business trouble, will be brought out-in court, and the fact dwelt upon that Davey, who conducted the negotia? tions with Luetgert for the incorpora? tion and enlargement of his 'business, was very polite .to Mrs. Luetgert, pay? ing her marked attention, and frequent? ly, so it is said by close friends of Luet? gert, spending almost the entire day with her In her 'house. Davey left Chicago last January, ostensibly to get the money for tho sale of Luotgcrt's sausage manufactory to a' Dutch syndicate. Mrs. Luetgert dis? appeared on Ihb night of May 1st. Whether ithe two corresponded in the meantime cannot be learned, but that Ithe pair were greatly interested in each other will be alleged, and upon this line Ihe accused will base his defense. JEALOUS WOMAN'S KEYENGK. Prirls, Dec, 17.?The famous model, Lucio Uagcrland. ins had her beauty destroyed by vitriol thrown nt her by another model named Juidlcclli in a lit of jealousy. Mile, llagerland has been taken -to a hospital. Benins Where He leu oil Mffj M Goes tune tu, DEFINES HIS IDEA Of BIMETALLISM Bill Designed to Inspire Confidence in Fi? nancial Strength of the Government. Provision for Giving Elasticity to llw Volnmo ??(Currency to Mtoatllio !?c? mnmis or iinslnc**?No Objection (n Private <Jol?l Coiilracls-Doon AolTliinU the Pnr'pOM ?' '*"' Conflicts Wltll tlio St. l.ouls Plat, lorill. Washington, 13. C, Dec. 17, 1R07. Secretary Gage resumed Iiis exposi? tion of Iiis comprehensive currency bill before the House Committee on Hank? ing and Currency to-day. Chairman Walker had "left tin; city and Mr. Uroslus, of Pennsylvania, presided. He fore the bill proper was taken up some semi-political questions were asked. Mr. Hill (Hep.), of Connecticut, called Mr. Gage's attention to the statement made yesterday that the first purpose of the bill was to commit the country to the gold standard. "You are recognized us a Republi? can," said Mr. Hill, addressing the Sec? retary, '"and you are familiar with the financial platform of the Republican National convention at St. Duuis. .Do you consider that this purpose of firmly fixing the gold standard on the country conflicts with the'principle of* the St. Louis pint form?" "No, sir," responded Mr. Gage, "not | as X look at the principle of bimetallism. Bimetallism must mean cne of two I tilings: Hither it is two kinds of money Of unequal value circulating side by side by reason of the exchange of the less valuable for that of greater value, or else two kinds of money of such Intrinsic equality of value that they will circulate culturally side by side. We have' a bimetallic currency in the United States now. A firm establish? ment of the gold standard with such Intel-changeability with silver as will make it acceptable on an equality with gold win maintain ibis bimetallism, the same as it has existed for the last eighteen years." The Secretary went on 1.) .stale that this in no way prejudiced any steps that might be taken to bring silver up to a higher standard of value. The bill, however, was designed to give such confidence in the financial ability of the Government that the discriminations against sliver would largely decrease. Mr. Cox (Dem.), of Tennessee, asked IT the result of the Gage hill eventually would not- load to one kind of paper money?bank notes?and no silver ex? cept subsidiary silver? "There is nothing In the plan to ope? rate to that extent now." answered the Secretary, "it Is in that direction hnd, with further legislation developing It, it might ultimately lead to such a re? sult. Hut I would not say that Silver would be restricted to subsidiary sil? ver. I would say a system of silver which would be subordinate, it Is sub? ordinate now." After this diversion to the silver ques? tion, the consideration of the bill by sections was resumed at Section 7, when the dlecusaion closed yesterday. This section provide.-- that on the rte I posit by a national bank of United Stntes 'bonds, United States notes, as ury notes of IS'.iO or silver certificates to an amount of not less than GO per cent, or Its capital, it shall receive na? tional bank notes. In' addition to the 50 per cent, otherwise provided, to the , amount of 25 per cent, of such deposit, these additional notes not being secur i ed by the deposit of bonds or notes but I by the assets of the bank nnd the Gov? ernment guaranty. Mr. Gjge referred i to the advantage of -this ad lltionai un? secured circulation, in giv ing an elasti? city to the currency at points where it was most needed. In answer lo questions by Mr. New lands; of Nevada, the Secretary said that the amount of refunding bands un? der the bill w uild reach $1,138,000,000, if all of them were issued. 'Diese bondi? being the basis far circulation, bank noies could be issued to ?bat amount. Besides these, the additional 25 per cent, of unsecured circulation would give a further issue of bank notes of about $300,000,1 10. Hut that vast Issue was merely the creation of a spectre, and was n 't a reality. The banks could not gel all the bonds ami use them for issuing bank notes. On tin- contrary. Government bonds are always taken largely by pri? vate investors, trust companies, insur? ance companies and parties a-ross the watt X Mr. NewlandS referred to gold con? tract* and usked the Secretary's view of thoim. Mr. Cage said he did not consider It desira<hie to Interfere with private con trncls of this character any mote than iv-as necessary. The extent to which drain?1 on the Government stock of gold! would result under the operation of the! bill, excited much discussion. Mr. 03gf stated that all redemptions would bo made In gold or its equivalent. ^ Proceeding to Section S, which pro-1 vldcs for a deposit.by the banks of a sum cqu li to 10 per, Rent, of the circu? lation, lind also pledges the faith of tho United States to the redemption of the bank notes. Mr. Gage said the latter feature was merely to make clear the same pledge as the Government now gave t.i the integrity or bank notes, on Section !?. providing that Issues of national bank notiw shall 'be In de? nominations above $10, Mr. Gage said th.il the pit: pose ofcthls was to give the Govern men I the monopoly of small bills In most common vise. When section 10, providing for the redemption of bank notes at the New York sub-treasury and other designa ted points, was reached, Mr. Cox asked Mr. Gage why he did not specify that the redemption should be In gold or other l0!;a! money. The Secretary answered thai the less discretionary power imposed on an ex ctrtlvo officer In 'the execution of a prln-1 olple the heiler, P >r some times exe? cutive ofllcers might have indiscretion nnd do foolish things. Moreover, "this discretion existed now. When the remainder of the bill had I been read a general discussion began. In answer to a cross fire of questr ins, Mr. Gage said the bill could not result in a raid on the Treasury by bank notes. It was not 'the .substitution of ?an endless cQtnln of greenbacks for another endless chain of bank litotes. The banks would have 'to redeem their own notes, and It would be 'to their interest >to do so, or 'they would be closed. But bo long as a dollar of de? mand obligations was outstanding so long this endless chain would go on. He said: "This bill Is simply a step In .the'right direction, and a most Im? portant step. It would give the Gov? ernment $32."i.o0o.o0h (Of the very liabili? ties which are must likely to bo brought against it. or tbis $i2r,,ooo.nno is gold. Then, with the further measure, rec? ommended by 'the President, giving au? thority for a loan up to $100,000,000, when required, 'the Government would be so strong in time of emer? gency as f > resist any stress. Faith would be established, and people would not come 'to ithe Treasury for lack of faith, but only from necessity." This brought tin an Interesting nnd amusing discussion of .ptollttcs as re? lating In finance. Mr. Ttroslus asked If the Secretary reib .that -the bill would obviate any probability of the coun? try's 'being forced to a silver basis, The Secretary 'thought It would 'be? yond question. Thin closed Mr.; Gage's hearing and he was given a vole of ((hanks. Seve? ral members sought tn have another hearing during the holidays, but there was a strenuous objection to this and the original plan was adherred to, of adjourning until January ISth. when Ihe Gage bill, 'the Monetary Conrerence bill and other financial measures will be taken up. CIVIl, NKRVIflK REFORM KM. .?i'top Passing Kanolnlions, Adjourn In .Heel Nest I Xew Vonr In RoHlail. Cincinnati. Dec. 17.?The National Civil Service Reform T.r.aguo to-day re electcd Carl Sehurz president by accla? mation. The remained rot' the oillcers a.? selected are as follows: Vlce-Prcsldents, . Charles Francis Adams, Hosten; Henry Hitchcock, ?l. IjOuIs; Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia; Augustus R. MaoDonOUgh, New York; Franklin McVcagh, Chicago; J. Hall Ple-Asants, Baltimore; iw. Rev. Henry C. Potter, New York; William Potto. New York; Hi. Rev. 1\ .1. Ryan, Phila? delphia. Secretary, George MacISney, New York; Treasurer, A. S. Frlssell, New York. Executive committee: Carl Schurz. New York, chairman; Moorlleld Storey and Richard Henry Dana. Boston; Sher? man S. Hogers, Buffalo; William A. Alken. Norwich; KM ward M. Shcpard ?and William G. bow, Brooklyn; Charles .1. Bonaparte, Baltimore; Everet P. Wheeler, Silas W. Hurt. Edward Carey, Chnrli s Collins, Richard Watson Gli? der, William Potts and Dorman H. Enron, New York: Morrlll SYyman, Jr., Cambridge; Win, Dtidley Foulke. Rich? mond, Ind.; Buclus H. Swift, Indianapo? lis; Herbert Walsh and Charles Richard? son, Philadelphia; John W. Ela, Chica? go. The report of the treasurer, A. S. Frlssell, of New York, showed: Receipt??, $4.254.05; disbursements, $3,X78.S2; bal? ance on hand, $376.13. Charles .1. Bonaparte, of Baltimore, chairman of 'ihe committee on resolu? tions, presented the rcpprl of that com? mittee, n called for i fulfillment of the pledges m'.de at the la.-?t Republic.in National convention lo honestly enforce tue Civil Service law; denounced the ac? tion of (he Republican member of the House who are antagonizing said law; calls upon McKinley to resist their de? mand.-; demanded that the census bu? reaus be placed in the Classified service; repewed its previous declaration In fav? or of -.hi- repeal of the law prescribing four year terms for many federn! Of? fice.?, tiie exlensl >n of the merit system to til,- consular service and the munici? pal Civil Service of the district OC Co? lumbia nn I the consolidation of outly? ing with central postofllces. It expressly disclaimed any advocacy of Civil Ser? vice pensions as a pnrt of the me:lt system At t'ne afternoon session a number of papers bearing on Civil Service were rend nnd dismissed. After the usual vote of thanks and some general dlsetiFflions the league ad? journed to meet next December In Bos? ton. CARGO NOT DAMAGED. London, Dec. 17.?The cargo of the British steamer Weybridge, Captain Evans, which arrived nt Genoa Decem? ber lTith from Savannah, Is being tils charged, nnd is showing a fair condi? tion. The Weybridge. as before reported, when at St. Michaels, December 15th, for coal, was discovered to have a fire In her cargo in ithe after hold, which was. smothered by steam. . . School Siiperintenfleitts. Hi few Eicepns, Hold Over. SENATOR BARKSDALE RISES 10 EXPLAIN House Adjourns in Respect to the Memory ot Representative Neblett. Fertilizer itm l>nsse?l smier Nimpcn ninii ui the KmIoh-IIiiI risin mi* ike .IliilKO ?I Wyibevilla Circuit -fin .111111 ii ?-> IHsptny at Ihn InNutrurnn lion?Mr*. Ilrocn run lie* mi Itnmivs ccnNfiti Appen I for iiio I'nrilon ot Her Husband. (Spccl.nl Dispatch In The Virginian). Richmond, Va? Dec. 17. 1S!?7. The Stute Schate went Into executive session to-day and confirmed the ap? pointments mode for School Superin? tendents In all the counties and cities except Amheist, NcIhoii, Henry, llonrl co, .Richmond City, Plttsylvanla ami Smyth. There was no objection made to the nominees for Richmond and Henri-1 co, but the Senators representing this city and county were both absent. All of the appointments were made about a year ago and the nomlncss are the In? cumbents at the present time. There was a hitter light made over Superin? tendent Scott, of Amherst. Senator Uland Mansie, who represents that dis? trict, objected to Mr. Scott on (he ground that he was not a true Demo? crat and had been unduly active against himself ami Delegate Campbell In the prlmarle". Senator Morris argued that because Mr. Scott had supported other gentlemen than Mr. Mosaic and Mr. Campbell In the primaries was no reas? on far not uomflrmlng, his appointment. The case wan filially passed by! It was roported that objection would be made to Mr. John T. West, the Norfolk coun? ty Superintendent, but no! a word was nil.'led against him. Senator ?nrksdnlc rose to a question of personal privilege and .-'aid it was t slip of the tongue thai cans, d hint yes? terday to nay ho had seen students of the University of Virginia drunk oh a train on the occasion at .a football game; lie said the students were from another institution which It was not necessary to name. He had never secii a student front the University of Virginia in an Intoxicated COndllion. The house met at the usual hour. The death of Dr. N. II. Neblotl, the delegate from Dun en burg, was announced and after providing for a committee lo es? cort the Doctor's remains lo Liiricnburg, the House adjourned In honor of the memory of the deceased. The Senate, after completing i;s work, adopted reso? lutions concerning the Doctor's death, ixr. Nciblett's remains will be taken to Luncnbung to-morrow. The following members of the legislature will ac? company the body: Hen.'itors Turnhull and Rgglestpn, Delegates .lames Mann and Currlngton. There is a hot light <m over the Judgeshlp for the Wythevlllo Circuit. Judge Sam VV. Williams resigned the position lust year to run for Congress. Governor O'Perrall appointed .lodge R. C. Jackscot to 1111 the vacancy. It Is claimed tlittt Judge Jackson did not support Uryan. Lawyer Hicks is the rival candidate for the position. Judge Williams is iure in behalf of Mr. Hicks, wlille ex-Judge John H. Pulton, who used to preside over the circuit, is ad? vocating the claims of Judge Jackson. Mr. Bland'* bill providing for the use of convicts In work on the roads of the Commonwealth will come up be? fore the House Committee on Asylums and Prisoners next Tuesday ot 10 o'clock. All persons Interested in the measure are Invited lo attend. Under a suspension of the rules Senator Maynnrd called up and had puss od his bill in relation to the sale of fertilisers. While there will he no general mili? tary display on the occasion of tho Inauguration of Governor Tyler, Com? pany \<\ of Richmond, Copt. Morgan It. Mills, will act as the Governor's escort to and from the Capitol. Brlgndlor General A. I,. Philips has issued nn invitation to all the commissioned pin? cers of the Virginia volunteers to meet in this city to attend the reception to be held at the Governor's Mansion la tho evening. Eighty-JSCven persons are entitle.1 to sit in the Advisory Council of the Grand Camp, which will hear the case of Colonel Stubbs. The Council Is composed of the commander of each camp. Governor O'Perrall, It Is understood, will grant no more pardons during his term of oiiice. Mr. W. S. Orlggs. and Mrs. H. B. Brock, of Norfolk county, called on the Executive to-day and pre? sented a petition for pardon for Mrs. Brock's husband. He killed a man named Hale in Norfolk county and Is now serving a term of cloven years in the penitentiary. Delegates M. S. New bcrne and C. G. Kizer presented the visitors to the Governor. His Excel? lency gave a courteous hearing to nil that was said and then announced that as his term had so nearly expired he would take no action in this case. Governor O'Perrall this morning is? sued requisition on tho. Governor of Maryland for the rendition oC Joseph mil. ??Hau Joe mil, who has booh In dieted !ii Hanover bounty for tho mur? der of David Darigorfleld nnd tho mali? cious shooting of Edward Moody In July, IS'17. II111 Is nt present In Jail In tin.- city of iiaLtiniore: The Supreme Court adjourned to-day for tho term. The Hotieu Committee on'Proposi? tions and Grievances to-day considered Mr. Klzer's hill requiring persons who oinploy female labor to furnish seats for them, it was unanimously decided to report It favorably. SI O X KT Alt TT\ COM m WHIOX. IIa Labor? Cwill|>l?te?l~lMII 1? Ho I're pared io Kmbriico n* Kcoomiimbi?* ?Intimi*. Washington. D. C, Dec. 17.-Tho Monetary Commission reached the con? clusion of Its deliberations to-day. nnd tho chairman, Sennitor Edmunds, de? clared the commission adjuiimed with? out day. The closing proceedings were Interesting. The work of going over the report in detail wns prolonged late Into the night or Thursday, and was if >l q?Vtc completed when the commis? sion met this morning. Such changes as wore approved were finally consider? ed ami referred 'to the Executive Com? mittee ami the secretaries for Incorpor? ation In the final draft. The motion that Ihe report be adopted as a wWolc was made by Mr. Stuart Patterson, of Phil? adelphia, who presided over the In? dianapolis convention. There was some discussion up lo the last moment wheth? er ithe members would waive all their Individual preferences In regard to 'the minor details of Ihe report and sign it unanimously. Practically unan? imity was finally due -as much 'to the earnest appeals of Senator 'Edmunds as to any other Influence, One member thought it necessary to mnlte trtoro em? phatic his convlcloh ns 'to one feature of the report, and Mr. Oarnctt. who had returned to his home in California, and was not able to take part In the final deliberations. differed slightly from his associates In regard 'to the ?treatment of the existing silver coins and silver certificates. Tho signature or all ihe members will be attached to the report with the limited reservations of these two.. Mr. II. H; Hruinn, the chairman of the Executive Committee, then took the floor and stated that the services of tho commissioners would be property rec? ognized ut the Indianapolis convention of the business men of Ihe county, which has been called for January 25th, The commission was then declared dissolved by Senator Edmunds; and the members pnrled with mutual ex? pressions of regret that their associa? tions were lo end. The final publication of the commis? sion's report will be delayed for some days, pending Its completion by tho secretaries. A bill carrying out fully tho recommendations of the commission is also In course of preparation by a sub-corn nil I tea in co-opeiriatlori with the Executive Committee, and will be ready for presentation in the House when Congress reassembles after the holi? days. Preparations for an earnest cam? paign will be begun by tho Executive Commlltee In anticipation or the con? vention, which has been called for J.m unry 25th, at which they hope for en? thusiastic .support. I'll RIO ist CO.il .11IASION RRH. ?NSOC Inl Ion Oriri.iilzcil lo Nocuro t?.<iun! JtiNticc I? Ititilroixln iintl Miippers. Washington. D. C, Dec. 17.?The first regular meeting of -the National Asso? ciation of Freight Commissioners was held here to-day for the general pur? pose of affecting a permanent organi? zation. The members of -the associa itlon represent commercial bodies in their respective cities, and are charged with the duly of securing equal jus? tice for shippers in their dealings with 'the transportation companies. M Is not, It Is said, essentially antagonistic to transportation lines, but acts in the /capiLclty of imcdiauor between such lines and shippers. A purpose of the organization 4s said to be the proper representation of the shippers' side of tho questions which may be at any time under consideration by Congress. Resolutions were adopted urging that additional power be conferred on the [Interstate Commerce ?Commission to meet weakening of Us ipowers occa? sioned ley judicial decisions, requiring all railroads t'o adopt uniform freight classifications, and endorsing the pend? ing anti-sealping bill. Eastern dele? gates submitted a resolution favoring, and Western delegates a resolution op? posing pooling 'bills. An agreement be? ing found Impossible, the association adopted a resolution referring tho reso? lutions back to the members of the as? sociation. I.OMT.atKM'F- OF COlJ.r.U ES. Conrnoi nn<l ReqiilreinoiilN for no green ilio Subject*, of Animated IHSCllUHioll, Richmond, Vn., Dec. 17.?The annual conference of Virginia colleges, whioh met hero Thursday, was concluded to? day. Considerable business of Import? ance til the several institutions was transacted. There was a very animated discus? sion on tho subject of courses and re? quirements fur degrees. The condi? tions affecting the different institu? tions were brought out, and ideas were exc hanged culminating In a resolution calling for' the appointment of a com? mittee to consider the advisability of suggesting general lines upon Which the various colleges could come nearer together In the'scheme of work leading to the A. B. degree. In the. afternoon the reports of com? mittees on suggestions as to prepara? tion for college were discussed, and It was determined to refer these reports to a committee of five, who should pre? pare therefrom a recommendation to the conference at Ita next meeting. '? IF. HIE ROBES ON THE III Disgraceful Scone at a Public Execution in Missouri. Enterprising Artist I'ltotogrstphM nn Execution WithnCliiomntogmph ? lln<l Previously Persundctl tlio Murderer to Itccito tlio Story of HIn Crlino Int? n Phonograph? , AHNimsiii llniigcd In West Virginia ?Negro Subjects in Two Stntes. Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 17, 1807. Dilti Urooks and Grady-Reynolds who, together murdered merchant M. C. Hunt, of Helton, On., were taken from the county jail at Jefferson to-day and' privately hanged on a hill a few yards distant. Doth made statements from the gillowe. The drop fell 'at .12:17. Both men died on the same ga$D\vs. The execution was romarfcable in many respects. After tho ride to the' galloW3, a distance of half a mile tho murderers were robed In white and per mltcd to Bpeak to the ithrong of 1,000] people who packed around the gallowa enclosure. On tho Bcaffold the two mra held a brief conversation, each Inquiring, after'the other's spiritual condition. Among the twenty men who saw tha execution wore the three brothers of the muidered man. DISGRACEFUL SCENE. Kansas City. Mo., Dec. 17.?William Ca.rr, the child murderer, was hanged at Clay couniy courthouse vnt Liberty, Mo., this morning. Carr was an Ig? norant b.icks/woodsman who sought to please his second wife by drowning his. .' three-year-old daughter, by hla first wife. Carr presented a pitiable sight on tha gallows, showing remarkable lack at v norvc. After 'the drop had fallen the mass of K00 spectators, as if moved' by; a single Impulse, rushed forward, cry- ; lng, shrieking and laughing as they, surged under the gallows and packed i close around the dangling corpse for a / close view. The Sheriff and deputies had great difficulty in clearing out tho"' hysterical moh. After tho execution it 'became known tint a 'thrifty photographer had been admitted to the enclosure with a cine matograph machine and that he had v. been permitted to photograph *he clos-. lug incidents of this revolting .tragedy. The machine was In operation from tho momennt Carr appeared in the enclose ure until the body was cu-t down-and it ';' Is claimed that on a film 1,000 feet long, 8,000 pictures were taken. An atlempt will be made to exhibit these pictures . throughout the country. When Carn was a prisoner In the county Jail at . Kansas City the same parties persuad? ed to him to recite his story of the crimes; into u phonogi apb_. Richmond, Va., Dec. 17.?A special toi e the Dispatch from Welch, W. Va., saya' that John Hardln was hanged at Gmn-;\ dy, the county seat of Buchanan coun? ty, to-day for -the murder of Georgo., Mounts. The men had a difficulty. ? about Hardln's wife end Hardln 3hob Mounts in a lonely place without waxn^j lng. . .-, v-":':" - TWO COLORED SUBJECTS. ^ ;a Covington, TVnn., Dec. 17.?WilllavrtVS Johnson died on the scaffold, this after^ noon. The condemned man walked; .;i quietly firom his cell to the gallows,;^* made a full confession and died with af.'^ smile on his lips. Company It., Ten? nessee National Guard, was present tflfS protect tihe prisoner, had there"-.. beeiti't signs of lynching, hut the, soldier boyfj were not needed. The crime for which Johnson mtrren/V* dered his life was the murder of Farrnqifl'^ WalterBovd, of Idavjlle, Tlpton county^] on August Cth. Ias'- Thc cnl>- Justlfl-i > cation the negro offered was that ;;'-; he! heard Doyd had threatened blm. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17.-^Bud]|| Heard, colored, aged 14 years, was hapg-., ; od a: Carrolton. Pickens county to-day;^:-.: H'-ard outraged 'the 8-year-old daMghi,eiJ? of Hen Crocker, an Alabama farmer la December. "?-?;'? SIX ROASTED TO DEATH. Ottawa, Ont, Dec. 17.?The?reaidencd??^ of Patrick Leahy was burned'early;\thVs'.v',?l morning and Leahy and-flvh: of Iiis i ?children, Thomas, -.Mario, Katie, .3jiIagV-'| gle and Patrick, 'the eldest biit: O'ycara^f of age, perished. Mrs. Leahy and :\ ' boy named Frank, aged 5 years, werfi saved. It is supposed that Leahy dro'p* j petl ft lighted lamp which he was T?J ' customed 'to cany around the house.' -, ; ENGINEERS' STRIKE. London, -Dec' 17.?A dispatch froixi Glasgow to-day says the ehg!h'ee?/?fi slx of tha Allan Lino atoairier* u-ri at that port, have gone, out on a jrirlko, . The dispatch adds that 'the Barrba^iiihY which was due lo sail-to-day^ l^. -uri-.: able to start, and-that p, ? se'rl?i^ip-^jjr? -i organization of the lieot 2a ^ca^tni,