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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
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
$20,000 to be immediately available to
defray the necessary expenses of the
display of the United States at the ex?
The consideration of pension cases
was them begun and 13$ 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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?
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
Mr. NewlandS referred to gold con?
tract* and usked the Secretary's view of
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
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?
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,
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?
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
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?
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?
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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?*
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?
I'll RIO ist CO.il .11IASION RRH.
?NSOC Inl Ion Oriri.iilzcil lo Nocuro
t?.<iun! JtiNticc I? Ititilroixln iintl
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?
I.OMT.atKM'F- OF COlJ.r.U ES.
Conrnoi nn<l ReqiilreinoiilN for no
green ilio Subject*, of Animated
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
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
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
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
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"'
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
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.'
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,