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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE "TERMS OF ADVERTISING : On square of eight lines, 11.50 for the Urn Insertion, and 76 ccnU for each subsequent Insertion. One column, one year - ;J Half column, one year gP o Quarter column, one year - 7 00 Eighth column, one year oo One column, six months g" Half column, six months... Quarter column, six months " no Eighth column, six months as OO One column, three months Ta ow Half column, three months. .. JO OO Quarter column, three months oo Eighth column, three months la OO Special rates given on application. IT rTi ol'SubRorlptloii: Tr on- voar (in advance f 1 00 For six months 60 NEWS IN BRIEF. WEATIIERLY BROS., Publishers. BOLIVAR, TENN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1883. VOL. XIX. NO. 18. Compiled from Various Sources. t - i . K KSSIt INAL l-ROCKKDIXftS. In the Senate on the 10th the standing anl other committees wen appointed. The resolution asking the Secretary of the Inte t ior to furnish tuples Of all papers relating to the transfer ol tin' land grant or the New Or leans, Baton Rouge Viokaburc Kallroaii ( 'ompany to the Now I Means Pacific Company '' I'll - 'I. In the House, under the full of States, a large number of hills wcth In troduced. A resolution was adopted calling on the- President to take some action in the use of Patrick O'Donnell, now under sen tence ol death in England. Without complet ing the call the Hon-..- adjourned. Ix tjie Kennte on the llth Mr. Sherman 1 nt rod i iced a hill for closer relations with Mexico and South American States. Post-wast'-r denorul Hie-diam's aopointment was cotillion- 1 In the House Mr. Hohlnsi n oBered resolutions Inquiring whether a Unlt-d Slates Mini. tor In Knu'liuid had accepted nay title of nobility, such as "lord re"tor;' whether I be United states Navy assisted the British at Alexandria; whether a British detective had beca allowed to tarn per with the mails in the New Vork Post-oHice; also for Informnl ton to en i 1 1 1 iiis an- . t ,i law to prevent foreign obtemen trom forvina land monopolies In Ami lea. The call or states was resumed and it large mimlierof Idlls and resolutions Intro dMCOd. failing la all 1JB under the call. A mes .i ... was received from the President in relation to the wants of the Indian bureau. House adjourned until the Itth. In the Senato on the 12. h a resolution was offered culling for information as to the ex pense account of the Department of Justice. Mr. Heck's resolution for Information regsrd Ingtbe slnking-l'uiid was adopted. Mr. Wll si n's resolution for a constitutional amend in -lit to enable Congress to protect the rights of citizens was referred The Utilise was not In session. In the Senate on the nth a bill was intro duced to admit Washington Territory as a State. The report of the t'omnilttee on Rules was discussed, the rule providing for the cleo t OS Ol a pri sid.iiK otliccr pro IMS, occupying the time ami developing a p.irty vote. Until action v:is not reaeheii. A htrvre number of appointments were sent in The House was not in session. PERSONAL AND POT.ITICAIi. Till'. Supreme Court of tho United Mates bns decided in favor or JelTerson Davis the contested will case of Mrs. Dor sov, who left her property to Davis. Tin: Kellogg bribery osiso ut Wash ington goes over to next term. On the 11 lit the Cabinet bad the D'DOMMil ease under consideration. On the I llli Senator Anthony entered on his fifth cuis.M iitivo term. Tho cere mony attending his taking the oath was impressive. As ho entered the area in front of Mm presiding officer nil the Sena tors in the chamber arose and remained standi ii'.' d ring the administration of tho e:ith. This is n ver3 unusual occurrence in the Senate, anil Senator Anthony was smell affected by this signal indication of llio respect accorded him by ell his asso Bfefea, A WKi.i.-KNtiwN banister of Toronto, tint., Trcvelyn Hideout, mysteriously dis fippeared two months no. On the llth his body was found ill High Park, with a re vel n r in his hand. It is supposed the re jection of his suit by a lady unhinged his mind. On the lJlli Um National Republican Committee leoted Chicago aa tike place for bobliiu: the National Convention in PHI. 'I'm: annual sesion of the National Reform As , .eiation began at Cleveland, O., on the UJUa. Tuu nomination of Seth I.edvard l'lielps as Minister Plenipotentiary to Peru was confirmed on the 12th. On the 1-tli Senator Sabin, of Minne so:.i, was elected Chairman of the Kt pub lien n National Committee. In l'nris, on tho 1-Jth, Maniuis Tteag attended the weekly reception given ,y Prime Minister Kerry. Tiik ttiajority for Martin, tho Citi r.ens' candidate tor Mayor of Hoston, was l,.".i:s. JtjHN W. Caiiukit has been elected 'resident of the Baitimora fcOMe ltailroad t'orapany for the twenty-sixth time. The address of King Alfonso to the Spanish Cortes unnoiincoH the extension of the franettiae to all tax-payers who can r ad and write. On the 12th 0 wJ Hancock arrived at Ban Krancisc o, and was received by a mtUlicipa tl legation, tho Democrat ic Cen tral Committee and various prominent oftl- ciab-. An ctVort will be made by Represent ative C nverse to have the bill for restora tion of the duty on wool passed under sus p nsion of the rules, without reference to conimittec. Tin. well-known explorer of tho Arc lie re,.io,is. Baron Nordenskjold, is con ti inplat ing another voyage. Ho intends, however, to leave the beaten track this tim., anil go southward to the Antarctic eirctoi The attempt will lie mad in ISS'i, nod a contract has nlreaily leen made with n Aran of Ci vile Mil ImlWIw for a vessel of ii sp clal type for the purpose. The vessel ill cost (1,000,000. Komi, tlispatches say that Mario, the celebrated tenor i I dead. M. Cusins, for in. r,v DMMfe master to Queen Victoria, was ft! his bedside when he died. Cusins tele graphed Mario's farewell to her Majesty and conveyed the dying singer's thanks to the Knglish people. The Queen replied, convey ing her regrets, and requesting M. Cusins to represent, her at Mario's funeral ami place a wreath on his coftin for her. On the Kith the Crown Trinee of Cerninnv was at Valenc.a. Xaa Kinc of Anam is reported U) have be. n murilei eil. On the b'th in the Kinma Rond out rage case, on trial at Hillsboro, III., Miss bond wan placed on the stand and positive l v identified John C. Montgomery as one of the partu s to the terrible crime. She was unable to identity either of the others. Thk friends of O'Donnell had, tip to til . Titll Iwiim able to tind only six of the jurors who convieted him. On the l. th the cert'inony of confer ring the pallium on ArntiMalinp Elder was seleinnied at Cincinnati. On the l:Uh the re pro entalires of tho PacisV coast in Congress held another DM efing and considered the various meas ures to render the. anti-Chinese laws more effective. At Detroit. Mich., on tho lSth, Dr. Kobdpt B. IKtuglass was sentenced to four y ars' Imprisonment for pension frauds. li m the opinion of the Khedive of j Vgvpt that il w.uhl be easier to defeat Kl j 1 ih.li by allowing him to push down tho j Kile to the lirst eataraot. On the loth Ceneral Anson G. Mc-I Cook was iiouuuated by the Senate Rc ptiblican caucus for Hk-cretary of the Senate. On the afternoon of the K th J. A. Thomp-on, acting Deputy Comptroller of the Treasury, was stricken with paralysis while at his desk in the department. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. It is supposed the Southern Pacific fruin robbers have been heard from. Five lc -perudoes robl ed the town of Bisliee, Arizona, the night of th- Sth, killing three . Dien and wounding a woman. tho ttb the worsted mills at Mill bury, Mass., burned ; loss $130,000. Fire in ibe Standard Bagging Co.'s works at Boa km caused a loss of &75.000. Two Philadelphia brokers, V. 0L Barrett and E. J. Cattell, are he! in 1l!n,000 each to answer a charge of embezzling se curities belonging to a cusfomer. On the 10th live men drowned through the upsetting of a boat on Niagara Kiver. Sevkn men went down in the steam barge Enterprise on Lake Huron. On the night of the 9th, at East Sagi naw, Mich., M. Kamsay shot his brother la tally, mistaking him for a burglar. The jewelry store of Racon & Co., Boston, was robbed the night of the tth of ItgMt worth of stock by bnrrlars. On the l'Hh. at Raltimore, Md., Misses Carrie and Susie Martin were se verely injured by jumping from the second story of a burning building. Fike destroyed the Court-house at Butler, Pa., on the morning of t'ne llth. On tho 10th Rill Kinney was acquit ted of murder at West Union, W. Va., and a mob hanged him the night following. On the llth Mrs. John Eckert was cremated in her bous at Braddock, Pa. It is supposed she was murdered and the house fired. V. W. Fields, proprietor of a back woods saloon on the Cumberland Kiver In Kentucky, shot four men fatally because they raised a disturbance and would not leave. On tho llth the Red River steamer Alexandria sank with 1 ,000 bales of cotton. FutK destroyed the hoisting works of the Locust (Jap (Pa.) colliery on the Pi'h. Ry a collision on the Georgia Central Road, on the btth, one man was killed ami four badly injured. Ry the recent hurricane fourteen ves sels were wrecked and the quay dem dished at Denia, Spain. On the loth Charles McLaughlin, a 8an Francisco millionare, was killed by Jerome B. Cox. On the loth the ferrvr-lat Garden City burned at New York, many of the pas sengers barely escaping. In San Francisco, Cal., Percy Jaeobus, Secretaiy of the Eureka Consob ilated Mining Company, has been arrested for embezzling $51,000. inSCH.LANEOCS. On the 8th Laban Stephens was con victed at Jackson, O., for participation in the murder of Anderson Lackey. The Jones brothers, previously convicted, have been sentenced to We hanged December XL On the K'th twenty convicted rebels were reprieved at Belgrade. Advices of the Mb state that active negotiations have been opened between th Jnited States Government and Spain for reciprocal concessions beneficial to trade between Cuba and the United States. The French commander in Tonquin lias been instructed to delay a little before making an assault on Bach Ninh. Nine persons pleaded guilty on the 10th in Sligo, Ireland, to a charge of con spiracy to murder. At Limerick, Ireland, a man named Jarvey has been arrested for possession of unauthorized explosives. Is London extra guards havo been placed in all Government buildings on ac count of the excitement over the death sen tence of O'Donnell. At Fall River, Mass., a conspiracy to insure consumptives ami broken-down drunkards and pocket the proceeds has been discovered. The Rritish Parliament will be fur ther prorogued till February. On the 9th a Nationalist meeting near Loughrea, Ireland, adopted resolu tions condemning the emigration policy of the Government. The clearing house transactions for the week ending the 10th mado an unex pectedly favorable exhibit. It is reported that the reinforcements sent forward on the news of Hicks Pasha's defeat had not reached Su&kcm w hen the latest massacre occurred. In a speech on the 10th Prime Minis tcr Ferrv said no rupture had occurred lie- i t ween France and China, but the Cabinet bad never ceased to act as if a rupture were possible. In the National House of Representa tives on the 10th, eight hundred and twenty-four bills and joint resolutions were in troduced and the call only reached Massa chusetts. A Crimean Teteran has superceded the Egyptian commander at Baafcw, and the False Frophet is reported to have re tired from El Obeid to the mountains. On the llth the bill to legalize mar riages of Jews and Christians was rejected by the Hungarian Diet. Ry reason of representations made to the Canadian Customs Department by On tario millers respeetins the inferior quality of the present year's crop of wheat, millers will be credited with a duty on four bush els and forty-five pounds of wheat for every barrel of flour produced from imported wheat ground in bond and exported. For merly the department held that a barrel of (lour could lie obtained from four bushels and thirty-five pounds of wheat. It is reported that the French have liegun active operations in Tonipnn. On the 1 1th, at Sligo, Ireland, four defendants who pleaded guilty of con spiracy to murder were gven ten years each. On the Manitoba Division of the Cana dian Facilic all trains were stopped on the llth in consequence 0f .., strike. Recent estimates of the Department of Agriculture place the total wheat yield at 400,000,000 bushels; oats. 600,000,000 bushels; rye and barley a little short of the crop of 1S82; buckwheat, about one third short; corn, a little short of previ ous estimates, anil cotton about 0,000,000 bales. In his report the Commissioner of Agriculture says: "The total value of forest products of the diked States for the cen sus year is estimated at 1 700,000,00 J. In other words, the forest products exceed the value of our crops of hay, rye, oats, bar ley, buckwheat, potatoes and tobacco taken together. They amount to ten times the value of gold and silver, of which we make so much account, and to more than three times the value of tho precious minerals and coal and other minerals combined." Washington dispatches say post masters have been instructed to exchange three and six-cent stamps and stamped en velopes for other denominations. It is authoritatively stated that Clans Spreckels has cornered the Hawaiian sugar crop. He holds 80,OK000 pounds. A special from Monterey, Mexico, of the llth says: Four train robbers wer arrested this evening. I he names of tw en- on Uth decijed to report the bills pro tv three others are in the hands of the offi- . vi(Ung a cjvil government for Alaska and cials. It is rumored that the Mayor of New j aut,u)l iz;Ui; retired army officers to hold Laredo is involved in the matter. 'office in Territories. On the llth the President sent a congressman Robinson, Governor special message to Congress adverting to elect of Massachusetts, has been granted the importance of a liberal policy toward , inden,liu. lMve 0f absence, and on the 14th the Mississippi Kiver improvement, i uere is a sentiment m Congress in tavor oi put ting the money for this rivar in a separate bU. U is understood that the President recommends such a policy. In Madrid on the 12th a rumor was current that the French had aeisfl a couple of islands in tho Gulf of Guinea, claimed by Spain. Recent violent gales have canscd great damage in England and much loss of life at se. At Lyons, France, Cyvoet, an an archist, has been sentenced to death for complicity in dynamite plots. Nothing has been done by Admiral Courbet yet, but he is going to seize Bac Ninh unless China agrees to tho French proposal. On the 12th the American Rase Rail Association met in Cincinnati. The championship pennant was awarded to the Athletics. The preliminaries have been com pleted for a grand minstrel festival in Music Hall, Cincinnati, beginning Decem ber 30. Ari'i.R ATiON has been made by Mor mons to buy from the Government the old State-house at Fillmore, Utah. A well-known citizen and official of Alvin, Pa.', E. C. Palmer, is mysteriously missing. At the Couvcntfon in Milwaukee, called to amalgamate all Wisconsin Irish societies four hundred delegates were in at tendance. AdVTCES from the Governor of Khar toum state tha' El Mahdi is sending out ex peditions ta subdue Darfour and the Kaba- bisch tribes near Khartoum. TlIEKK were eighteen executions growing out of the recent Servian insur rec;ion, including four priests, four mer chants, one school teacher and nine peas ants. The firm of Peyton & Peyton, furni ture manufacturers of Birmingham, Eng., have fuiled for 100,000. J. H. Billups & Co., cotton merchants, New York, suspend ed; liabilities f 4 0,000. O.n the night of the lTth an intoxicat ed man raised a cry of tire in the gallery of the Academy of Music, Chicago. A panic and perhaps serious loss of life was avert ed by the prompt action of the manager, attaches and performers. The offender was arrested. On the 12th the entire fore of printers at work on the New York Tribune were notified that their services were no longer required, and they were ordered to leave the building at once. Their places have been taken by men from out of town. The French have been strongly forti fying their position at Hat Pnong. There is a deficit in the Egyptian budget of 188.1 of 1,000,000. Five horse-thieves have been dis posed of by vigilantes in Niobrara Valley, D. T., recently. At CORDING to the London Times the situation of Irish affairs is very serious. At Fall River, Mass., arrests con tinue on account of the "graveyard insur ance frauds." A QUANTITY of arms and ammunition were recently seized by the Dublin police in a house of a man named Dunn. Fob the year ended November 30, the coal tonuage of the Philadelpnia & Reading Company was 11,1(0,111 tons. The Egyptian troops, it appears, did not desert in the laie battle near Sua kein. More than 400 corpses have been counted on the field by British officers. At Waukesha, Wis., the agent of tho Iowa Great Eastern Mutual Life Insurance Company has been arrested charged with graveyard insurance business. On the Llth the French Cabinet had under consideration the advisability of sending large reinforcements to Tonquin, but Marquis Tseng says an amicable settle ment is still pos-ible. Tiie Rennett-Mackey Cable Compa ny's articles of incorporation cover routes to various countries in Europe, the West Indies, Mexico, China and Japan. On the 18th the Kentucky distillers met at Lexington, Ky., to arrange for a re i duction of whisky production. On the ISth Julia Reese and Georgo Holies, the colored boy, were arrested at j Jackson, Mich., charged with complicity in the murder of the Jacob Crouch family near that city on November 22. They wera remanded for examination on January 8. Thev were servants in Crouch's homestead, and had been in jail as witnesses since the murder. A CABXJE dispatch of the 13th from Schneyden, Holland, says the coast in that vicinity was strewn with casks of powder and dynamite from wrei ked vessels. Forty thousand kilogramme of powder and 500 kilogrammes of dynamite were picked up by the customs authorities. LATE NEWS ITEMS. In the House of Representatives on the Hth a resolution was referred calling on the President to request religious de nominations to celebrate December 23, the anniversary of Washington's resignation as commander-in-chief of the army. Mr. Horr wanted to introduce a resolution for investigation of the Danville riot, but ob jection was made. Mr. Washburn intro duced a bill to remove obstructions from all navigable waters of the United States. ... .The Senate was not in session. The O'Donnell case was again con sidered by tho Cabinet at Washington on the Hth. It is said that one thousand coal miners of the Monongahela third pool will strike on the 20th. Kink tin men were injured by an ex plosion at the burning of the Harris Mill at Lowell, Mass., on the Hth. Thk suits brouirht by Rufus Hatch ' against the Western Union Telegraph Com pany have lieen thrown out of court. The steamer Josie Harry burned on the Hth fifteen miles below Memphis with ' 000 bales of cotton. In a primary election riot at New Or leans oa the Hlh three men were killed and about a dozen Vounded. Twelve saloon-keepers were sen tenced to line and imprisonment at Cam bridge, O., on the Hth, for violation of the Scott law. The Chamber of Commerce of fire men, Germany, has protested against the prohibition of American pork importation. The Missouri Democratic State Com mittee will meet December 28 to consider, among other things, measures to bring the National Democratic Convention to St. Louis. Considerable testimony was elicited on the Hth in the Bond trial at Hillsboro, 111., which bears somewhat heavily against the accused. Enoch Brown and Burt Ellis, both colored, were hanged on the Hth for mur dering w omen, the former at Halifax, N.S., and the latter at Shelby, N. C. The Senate Committee on Territories i twk ,waye of House and left for home Ti'K business failures in the United States and Canada for the week ending the Hth numbered 325, against 307 the preced ing week. The Standard Theater, New York, wast tally destroyed by tire the evening of the Hth, SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. The Cotton Crop. New York. Dec. 7. In reporting the cotton crop of 1RSJ-4, Bi ati t'rrrt'f, has followed its methods of the pre ceding year. Correspondents in each county were askel to send their judgment as to the actual yield of the county in bales. The re plies received were from 98 per cent, of the area planted incotton.comprisingOWof the57 counties raising over aOObaleseach. The replies number 1.27. avcraylnjr nearly two reports from each coun'y. The ret ort includes a ta ble which shows: 1, the estimates sent from theciunties; and, 2, additions of 8 percent, for involuntary under estimates by corres pondents. The total yield of cotton this sea son reached by this method of reporting Is fcyMtflM bales. An allowance of 100,000 bales is made for possible additions to the crop, as it will be counted on September 1st from old cot ton in the hands of planters. This by reason of last year's phenomenal yield, and the fact that an advance in price may attract the un sold cotton to market. The decrease in the total yield as compared with the crop of last year amounts to 18.1 per cent, or 1,258,000 tales. THE TOTAL VI ELD. The tab'c of total yield by States as sent from 62H counties, and with the allowance of eight percent additional for involuntary un derestimates, is as follows: NO. OK BALKS. 'NO. Of BALES. STATES. SS"""1 2 . " 2 - : If ft : I 7 ? CifaiVT North 0 irolina. 30,000! HS.OOf South Carolina... 4.v,,oco; mx.ooo Georgia 720,t)Oi 77S.0O0 Florida . 4B.00n ,10,000 Alabama.: 61!,000 MS.OOG Mississippi 7H00J BMJM Louisiana sk,O0O 419,00; Texas Oi.triO l.r.H.OOC Arkansas .114,000 5.15,000 Tennessee 31.1,0 JO 3i0.t0J Virginia. Missou ri and Indian Terrritory 46,000 .10,000 Total I II.MSlTll MBCOM The averafre weia-bt of bales compared with last year is 4v pounds, as airaiust 4US pounds, and the number of pounds of seed to a pound of tin) cotton as compared with last year is .12, as against 3.24 pounds. Miscellaneous Items. A tramp was killed, Engineer Rich ard Pond probably fatally injured and two others slightly injured by a recent collision on the Norfolk & Western Railroad, near Lynchburg, Va. Fire destroyed the residence of Wil liam Brad'ey, at Knoxville, Tenn., a few days ago, entailing a loss of over (4M0, in cluding a fine piano and f31.1 in cash. An a ijo ning house, occupied and owned by G L orge Koltinson, also caught fire, and was totally destroyed. Robinson's loss will amount to about $2,000. Bradley's insur ance had expired only a few days before. The Louisville (Ky.) Board of Trade has bestowed upon Walter N: Haldeman the compliment of a life membership as a reward for his efforts toward the develop ment of the city. Chattanooga, Tenn., has the finest jail in the South, but fourteen inmates gawed their way out with steel shanks taken from their shoes. A posse of one hundred men went in pursuit. Simen A. Vojiel. who died suddenly two days after his disastrous failure iii the clothing business at Mobile, Ala., left $2.1, 000 in the hands of banks and individuals in the shape of notes indorsed by his pre ferred creditors, Messrs. Shoonfelt and Henry Bernstein. The indorsements on $1S,0)0 of this paper have been pronounced forged. Great exciteni?nt existed among the holders of the paper. The Supreme Court of Georgia has rendered a decision in a case of considera ble interest, that of Hayden vs. the Georgia Railroad. Hayden was manager of a the atrical troupe traveling in the State. The company played at Madison and took the night train for Augusta, as they were billed to appear in Columbia, S. C, on the night following. A collision below Madison, caused the train conveying the profession als to be delayed and it was impossible to make connections so as to reach their des tination in time. In this suit the point was whether Hayden could recover the entire amount of the loss or only the amount he had paid out for railroad tickets and reas onable compensation for actual loss of time. The court below held that he could recover the entire amount of loss. The Supreme Court held that the peculiar nature of a passenger's business could not be consid ered unless it was made known to the rail road, and as in this instance the railroad had no such notice at the time it sold Hay den tickets for the transportation of him self and company, Hayden could not re cover more than the price paid for the tickets. John Williams, colored, has been ar rested at Vicksburg, Miss., for a murder committed three years ago. MaeKinson, recently tried for high way robbery in Austin, Tex., was sen tanced to four vears in the Penitentiary. A boy named Lewis was seriously wounded at Lexington, Ky., a few days ago, by the accidental discharge of a pistol which he, in a fit of anger, was loading to shoot his father with. W. L. Barlow of Live Oak, Fla., is 103 vears old. His father lived to the age of ie and his grandfather to the age of 120. Mrs. Jane McCurry, was baptize 1 on her ;100th birthday, recently at Buzzard's Roost, Winfleld County, Ga. A negro named Thompson, who made a criminal assault upon a Miss Lyon, near Jackson, Miss., a few days ago, was pursued, captured near Edwards and rid died with bullets. An order went into effect in Nash ville, Tenn., recently stopping all kinds of business on Sunday except the running of street cars and the publishing of papers Miss Ciunthorp and mother, of Cen tral, S. C. were arres:ed a few days ago lor infanticide. They are both highly connect ed, and their arrest created great excite ment. A supposed insane man entered a dwelling at Owensburg, Ky., a few days since and assaulting one of the ladies, was killed by Henry Bumpers, who lodged in the house. Orange business booming in Florida The rooms of guests at the American House, Dallas, Tex., were entered one uight recently and a large amount of money taken. Oscar Nickie was arrested on a charge of being the robber. Two hundred citizens of McDade, Tex., met a few days ago in a church to consider the best means of suppressing lawlessness in the vicinity. While Harry and Joe Johnson, col ored, were on their way home from church a tew nights ago at Dallas, Tex., they were fatally shot by a mulatto named Tip Wil son, with whom they had some words. The Coosa River furnace at Gadsden, Ala., burned; loss 15OW; no insurance. The bill to repeal the -civil rights act of South Carolina will die a quiet death in the Legislature, as it is stated that Sena tors Hampton and Butler have written a letter to prominent members of the Legis lature condemning any attempt to repeal the act as unpolitic and unwise. The Federal Judges have removed all of United States Marshal Strobaek's depu ties in the Mobile District, Ala., on account of official misconduct. . Fort Worth, Tex,, is to have a burglar-proof jail, the iron work of which will cost WSI.MO, TIIE NEW COSGRESS. The Senate consists of 78 members and the House of Si5. The membership of the Senate Is complete. In the House there are two va cancies; one in the Second District or Missis sippi, caused by the refusal of Van H. Man ning to present his certificate for the seat which is contested by James K. Chalmors; the other in the Seventh District of Virginia, caused by the appointment of Representative elect Paul to a Judgeship. The following is a complete roll of the membership of both houses: SENATE. ALABAMA. 18S-5. .lames L.Pugh,D 1889. J. T. Morgan, D. ARKANSAS. MMc .7. D. Walker, D. 18SJ. A. H. Garland, D, CALIFORNIA. 18S5. J. D. Farlev. D. MISSISSIPPI. 1887. J. Z. George, D. 1889. L. Q. C Lamar, D. MISSOURI. 1885. Geo. G. Vest, D. 1887. F. M. Cockrell, D. NEBRASKA. 1887. C.C. Van Wyck R. 1857. John F. Miller, R. C.F.Mandersoa.tt COLORADO. NEVADA. 1885. N. P. Hill. R. 11885. J. P. Jones. R. 1889. T. M. Bo wen, R. VStn. Jae. G. Fair, D, CONNKCTICl'T. NEW HAMPSHIRE. 1885. H. W. niair, 11. 1889. Albert Pike, R. 1885. O. H. Piatt, R. 1887. J. R. Hawley, R. DELAWARE. NEW JERSEY. i!W. T. F. Bayard, I. 18S7. Wm. J. Sewell. R. 188W. Eli Saulsbury, D. 188. J.R.McPherson.D ri.llRlDA. NSW YORK. 1S-5. Wilkinson Call, D.I18P6. E. G. Lapham, R. 1SS7. C. W. Jones. D. !l887. Warner Miller. R. OROBOfA. NORTH CAROLINA. 15. .1. E. Brown, D. ilSSo. Z. B. Vanc O. 1889. A. H. Colquitt, D.1889. M. W. Kaneom.D. ILLINOIS. OHIO. 1RS5. John A. Logan.R. 188.1. G. H. Pendleton, D H-8U. S. M. Cullom, R. 18t7. John Sherman,lL INDIANA. OKEOON. MP. D.W.Voorhees.D. 1885. J. H. Slater, D. 1887. lienj. Harrison, K, 1889. Jos. N. Uolph, R. IOWA. PENNSYLVANIA. 186. W. B. Allison, R. 185. J. D. Cameron, R. 188S. J. F. Wilson, K. 11887. Jno. I.Mitcbell.K. KANSAS. I KHOWE ISHNU. 1885. J. J. Inealls. R. 11887. N. W. Aldrich, R. 1889. P. B. 1 lumb, R. Wt. 11. B. Anthony.R. KESTlTCK. Y. If81. J. 8. Williams, LJ. IMS. James B. Beck,D. LOUISIANA. 18S5. B. F. Jonas, D. It8:. R. L. Gibson, D. SOUTH CAROLINA. 1885. WadeHampton D 1889. M. C Butler, II. TENNESSKE. 1887. B. E. Jackson, D. 1889. lshanj G.Haris,D. MAINE. TEXAS. 1887. Eugene Hale, R. 1887. Sam'l B. Maxey.T) 1889. Win. 1'. Frye.R. 188i. Richard Coke, I). MARYLAND. VLKMONT, 1886. J. B. Gioome, D. 1885. .1. S. Morrill. R. 1887. A. P. Gormen. U. 1887. G. F. LdmundB.R. MASSAl lirSI T. 8. 187. H. L. Dawes, It. 189. Goo. F. Hoar, It. MICHIGAN. 1887. O. I). Conger, R. 1889. T. W. Palmer, R. MINNESOTA. VIRGINIA 1887. W. Mahone. R. 1889. H. H. Kiddle border, K. WEST VtJUIINlA. 1887. J. N. Camden, D, 1889. John E. Kenna.D, WISCONSIN. 1885. A. Cameron, R. 1887. Phil. .Sawyer, U. U87. S.J.lt.McMillan.R 1889. 1. M. isanin, It. Republicans, 40; Democrats, 36. HOCSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ALABAMA. 1. James T. Jonos, D. .1. Thos. Williams, D. 2. H. A. Herbert. D. 6. G. W. Hewett, D. 3. Wm. C. Oates. D. 17. Wm. H. Forney, D. 4. Chas. M. Shelly, D. 8. Luke Pry or. D. ARKANSAS. C.R.Breckinridjre,D. 3. John H. Rofrers, D. L Poindoxtcr Dunn, D. '4. Samuel W. Peel, D. 2. James K. Jones, D. CALIFORNIA. Chas. A. Sumner, D. 2. J. H. Budd. D. M B. Glascock, D. 3. Barclay Henly, D. 1. W. a Rosecrans, D. 4. P. B. 'fully, D. COLORADO. 1. James B. Relford, R. CONNECT! CUT. 1. Wm. W. Faton, D. ,3. John T. Waite, R. 2. Chas. L. Mitchell, D. 4. E. W. Seymour, D. DELAWARE. . Charles B. Lore. D. FLORIDA. 1. R.H.M.Davidson.D.' 2. H. Bisbee, Jr., R. GEORGIA. Thos. Hardman, D 5. N. J. Hammond, D. 1. John C. Nicholis, D. 6. Jas. H. Blount, D. 2. Henry G.Turner, D. 7. J. C. Clements, D, :t. f'lisrles V. 'risn. D. 8. Seaborn Hecse. I). 4. HukIi Buchanan.D. 9. Alien D. Candlcr.D ILLINOIS 1. K. W. Dunham. R. 2. J. F. Finerty. Ind. 3. George R. Davis, R. 4. Ceo. K. Adams, R. 6. Keuben Elwood. R. 6. Kobcrt K. Hitt, It. 7. T. J. Henderson, R. 8. William CuIIen, It. 9. Lewis E. Payson.R. 10. N. E. Worth gton.D. 11. Wm. H. Neece, D. 12. Jas. W. Riirars. D. 13. 1 in. M. springer, D 14. J. H. Kowoll, D. 16. Jos. fi. Cannon, R is. Aaron Shaw. U -am. W. Moulton.n ID W tn..na in fo RAV.Townshead.b. :.0. John R. Thomas, R INDIANA. 1. John J. Kleiner, 1). 8. John E. Lamb, T. 'lhr-s R f'nhh. D. . 9. Thos. B.Ward, D. ;;' R. M.Stockslager.D. 10. Thomas J. Wood.D. 4. Wm. S. Hi lman, D. 11. Georpe W.Steeie.R. .1 r ( Muroii. I). 12. Robert Avowry,! 6. Thos. M. Prownc.R 13. Wm. H. Calkins, R. 7. Stanton J.Foelie. K.i IOWA. 1. Moes A.McCoid, R. ! 7. John A. Kasson, R. 2. Jero. H. Murphy, D. 8. W. P. Hepburn, R. 3. D. B. Henderson, It. 9. W. H. M- Pusey, D. L. H. Weller. D. 10. A. J. Holmes, II. 5. James Wilson, R. 6. John C. Cook, D. G. 11. Isaac S. Struble, R. JtANSAS E. N. Morrill. R. ! 1. J. A. Andrson, R. Lewis Hanback.R 3. D. C Haskell, R. Sam'l R. Peters, It.; 3. Thomas Ryan, R. B. W. Perkins, R. I KENTVCKV. 1. Oscar Turner, L D.j 7. J.S. C.Blackburn, D, 2. James F. Clav. D. 8. P. B. Thompson. D 3. John E. Hats'ell, D. 9. W.W.Culbartson. R. 4. T. A. KoDeitson, 11. IU. .tonn I. v niie, a. 5. Albert S. Willis. D. 11. F. D. Woolford, O. 6. John G. Carlisle, D.1 LOUISIANA. L Carleton Hunt. D. 1 4. N. C. Bl an chard, D 2 F. John Ellis. D. 5. J. Flovd Kinir. II 3. Wm. P. Kellogir. R. 6. Edward T. Lewis, D, una Thomas B.Heed.H. : C. A. Boutelle, R Nelson Dingley, R. i Seth L. Milliken.R. MARYLAND. 1. G.W. Covinarton.D.i 4. J. V. L. Findlay, D, 2. J. F. C. Talbot, D. 5. Hart B. Holton, R. 3. F. S. Hoblitzell. 1). I 6. L. E. McComas, R. MASSACHUSETTS. L Robert T. Davis, R. 7. I" ben F. Stone, R. 2. John D. Lonjr, R. 1 8. Wm. A. Russell, R. 3. A. A. Runner, R. ! . TheodoreLyman.R. 4. PatrickA.Collins.D. 10. William W. Bice. R. 6. Leopold Morse, D. 11. Wm. Whiting, R. 6. H. B. Loverlng, D. ,12. Geo.D.Robtnson.R. MICHIGAN. L W. C. Maybury, D. ! 7. EzraC. Carleton, D. 2. N. B. Eldredge, D. 8. R .swell O. HQrr, R. 3 Edward S. Lacey.R. 9. B. M. Cutcheon, R. 4. George L.Yaple, D. 10. H. H. Hatch, R. 5. J. Houseman, 1. 11. Ed. Breitung, K. 6. E. B. Winans, D. I MINNESOTA. 1. Milo White. R. i 4. W. D.Washburn, K. 2. J. B. Wakefield, R. 5. Knute Nelson, R. 3. Horace B. Strait, K. MISSISSIPPI. 1. H. L. Muldrow, R. t. Contested. 3. E. R. Jeffords, R. 4. H. D. Money, D. 5. OttoR.Sinirlcton.D. 6. H.S. Van Eaton, D. 7. Ethel Barksdalo, D. MISSOURI. 1. Wm. W. Hatch, D. I 8. John J. O'Neill, D. 2. A.M. Alexander, D. 9. J. O. Broadhoad, D. 3. Alex.M.Dockery.D. 10. Martin L. Clardy.D. 4. James N.Burnes,D. 11. Rich. P. Bland, D. 6. Alex. Graves, D. 12. ( has. H. Morgan, D. . John Cosjrrove, D. 113. Robert W. Fyan, D. 7. A. H. Buckner, D. 14. Down's H. Davis, D. NEBRASKA. A. J. Weaver. R. 3. E. K. Valentine, R. 2. James Lain!, R. I NEVADA. L George W. Cassidy, D. NEW HAMPSHIRE. L M. A. Haynes. R. ! 2. Ossian Ray, R. NEW JERSEY. 1. T. M. Ferrell, D. 2. J Hart Brewer, R. 3. J. Kean, Jr., R. 4. BenJ. F. Howey. R. &. W. W. Phelps. R. 6. W. H. F. Fiedler. D. 7. tvm. McAdoo, D. NEW YORK H. W. Slocum, D. 1. P. Belmont. D. 17. H. G. Burleigh, R. 18. F. A. .lolmson. rt. lfl. A. X. Parker. It. 2. W. E. Robinson. D. 3. D. R. James, ft. 4. F Campbell, D. 20. Edw. Womple, D. 21. (ieo. w. Kay, ru 6. N. Mullcr, U. 6. S. 8. Oox. II. 7. W. Dorsheimer. D. 8. J. J. Adams, D. 9. J. Hardy, D. 10. A. S. Hewitt, T. 1L O. B. Potter. D. 12. W. Hutchins. D. 22. C. R. Skinner, R XI. J. Thos. Springs. D. 24. N. W. Nutting, R. 25. F. Hiscock. R. 88. S. E- Payne. K. 27. J.W.Wadsworth, B. 28. s. C. Millard. H. St John ArTiot, D. H. S. Greenleaf. IX IS. J. H. Ketcham. R. HO 14 I.cwis Beach. D M It. S. Stevens. U. 15. J. H. B;ig-!y. Jr . D. :t2. Wm. F. Rogers. I). 16. TJ.VanAlstyne. D. 33. F. B. Brewer, R. NORTH CAROLINA. R. T. Bennett, D. 1. T. S. 8kinner. D. 8. Jas. K. O Mara. R. a W. J. Green, D. 4. Wm. R. Cox. D. 6. A. M. Scales. D. a Clement Dowd, D. 7. Tyre York. R. 8. Rob't B. Vance, D. OHIO. L John F. Follett, D. 12. Alphonso Hart, R. t. Isaac M.Jordan, D.!13. G. R. Converse, D. 8. R. M. Murray, D. 14. Goo. W. Geddes, D. 4. B. F. LeFevre, D. 15. A. J. Warner, D. 6. Geo. E. Seney, D. !18. Bcriah Wilkins. D. a Wm. D. HiU, D. il7. Joseph D. Taylor, R 7. Henry L. Moroy, R. is. W. McKinley, Jr., R 8. J. W. Keifer, R- jl. Ezra B. Taylor, R. 8. J. S. Robinson, R. ;20. David R Pa'ge, D. 10. Frank H. Hurd, D. S1. Martin A. Foran.D. 11. J. W. McCormick.R OKLGON. 1. Mel vin C George. R. FESNSII.VAHIA. M. F. Elliot, D. .14. Snmuei F. Barr, R. 1. H. H. Bingham. R. 16. George A. Post. D. f. Charles O NehLR. '18- Wm. W. Brown, B. 8. Sam'l J. Randall. D. 17. J. M. Cainpoell, R. 4. Wm. D. Keiley. K. 18. L. L'. Atkinson, K ft A. Harmer. R. .19. wm. a. Duncan, u. fl. J. B. Evartart. R. A. G. Cu rt in. D. Chas. E. Boyle. 7. Isaac N. Evans, R. a D. Brmentrout, D- '22. 1. H. Hcpki . A. Herr Smith, R. 10. Wm. Mutchlor. D. 'SI. Thos. H.TJarne, IS. 24. G. V. Lawrence, It, 11. John B. Storm, li. 25. John D. Patton, D. 12. . W. Connelly. 1. 26. Sam'l H. Miller, It. 13. C. M. BruHim, e.-K. 27. s. 41. Hralnera. U- RHODE ISLAND. 1. H. J. Spooner, R. I 2. Jonathan Chacc, B, SOUTH CAROLINA. 1. Samuel Dibble, D. I 5. J. J. Hemphill, D. 2. ;eo. I). Tillman, D.l 8. Geo. W. Durban, D. 3. 1). Wyatt Aiken. D.j 7. E. W. M. Mac-key, R. 4. John H. Evina, D. I TENN ESS E E. 1. A. H. Pettibone, It. 8. A. J. Caldwell. D. 8. L. C. Houk, H. 3. Geo. C. DibbrVIl, D. 4. B. McMillan, D. . Richard Warner, D. 7. J. G. Ballentyne, D. 8. John M. Taylor, p. 9. Rice A. Pierce, D. 10. Casey Young, D. TEXAS. L Charles Stewart, D.l 7. T. P. Ochiltree, R 8. John H. Reaaran. D. 8. J. F. Miller, D. 3. James H. Jones, D.l 9. Roger Q. Mlbs, D. 4 D. M. Culberson, D.:10. Jhn Hancock, D. 5. J.W.Throckm t'n.D 11. S. W. T. Lauharn, D. 6. OUn Wellborn, D. VERMONT. L John W. Stewart, U. 2. Luke P. Poland, R. VIRGINIA, John B. Wise. R. 5. Geo.C. Caboll, D. 6. J. R. Tucker, D. 7. Vacancy. 8. John S. Bart our, D. 9. Henry S.Bowen,R. 1. HoDert M. Mayo, R 2. Harry Lil bv, R. 8. George D. Wle. D 4. B. S. Hooper, R.t VIRGINIA. Nathan Goff, Jr., R. 3. Chas. P. Snyder, D. Wm. L. Wilson, D. j 4. Eustaoc Gibson, D. WISCONSIN. 1. John Winans, D. 6. R. Guenther, R. 7. G. M. Woodward, D. 8. William T. Price. It. 9. I. Stephenson, H. 2. D. H. Sumner, D. 3. Burr W. Jones. D. 4. Poter V. lleuster.D. 6. Joseph Rankin, D. Republicans, 126; Democrats, 197; Independ ent. 1 ; vacancies, 2. Elected on ticket at large. -iMahoneitcs; will probably act with Repub licans. TIDINGS OF THE MANISTEE. A Man Claiming to Re a Survivor Gives an Acoouut of the Lous of the Vessel. Drr.tTH, Minn., Dee. 8. Mr. Carlton has received a letter from a friend who was a passenger on the fated Manistee. "When the boat went out," the letter says, "we en countered a very Ve ivy gale from the south west, and when about twenty miles out the boat was put about, but could not make it. The life-boats were taken out, but before they were launched all hut one were swept away in the storm, and only nine persons who were on the boat were allowed to get in. We had a terriblt time. After the boat went down there was nothing but a wide expanse of water before us. We rolled around on the turbulent waves cold, wet and hungry for three days. and one by one the waifs dfopped off, deatn having come to their relief. Some of them were frozen to death, while some died from sheer exhaustion aud exposure to the wind. Captain McKay never left the boat, but wrapped himself up in his heavy overcoat and remarked: 'I will never leave the boat until the last soul is off. I am Captain of tlus boat, and if she is a. coffin for anybody she will be my coffiu.' After the men had left the bo.vt the Manistee made one plunge under the waves, and that was the last of her. When we left the vessel there were the crew and ten or eleven passengers on board, aud out of those who started out in the boat only three were saved and reached Hough ton. The wreck occurred off Kaele Harbor, and there was no possible chance of saving the vessel under the circumstances. At the last, when everybody knew there was no hope, Capt. McKay gave lus orders Just as cool and collectedly as if he was on land." A body floated near the shore at Pigeon Kiver, and fruitless endeavors were made to secure it. It is supposed to be a corpse from the Manistee, but was not identified in any way. m m ALLEGED RUSSIAN CRUELTY. An Imprisoned Nihilist, In a Letter Wrlfr ten In Blood. Relates a Story of Horrible Iniquities. London, Dec. 8. A Paris correspondent forwards a second letter written In blood by a Nihilist in the Troubletskol fort at St Petersburg. It describes the harrowing treatment of prisoners, and says their food is often moldy and sometimos putrid. Dysentery and scurvy he says are prevalent, and the doctors are afraid to touch the pa tients. Few medicines were prescribed, and when ordered wero generally counter manded. The prisoners, the letters says, rot away and exhalp odors ef dead bodies before life is extinct. The number of those who go mad in con sequence of their sufferings Is dally increas ing, the madmen being strapped down and whipped with the tenout by the Keepers. Fierce veils resound throughout the night, and many of the prisoners have committed suicide. It Is said one woman was outraged and then poisoned. liats are the worst enemies of the prison ers. A woman with her young babe was obliged to be constantly on the watch and fight night and day to prevent the rats from devouring the child. The uie of combs and soap Is forbidden, and the prisoners, espe cially the women, whose hair is allowed to grow, are literally devoured by vermin. The jailers are only klnd to tJoose having money. The prisoners who renrle to reply to questions are tortured, and cases of the violation ot women are frequent. 1 ms writer especially appeals to the civilized world in beha f of the women in the prison, whose ituation, he says, is far worse than half of the men. . BLAZE IN A SLEEPING CAR. The Passengers Itescusd by Chopping -Sole In the Side of the Coaeh. Trot, N. Y., Dec 8. At one o'clock yesterday morning, while the late New York express on the New York Central fc Hudson Road was passing a point a short distance south of Castleton, fire was discovered in the sleeoing-car attached to the train. The flames were first noticed in the ladies' parlor. The train was run into Castleton and stopped, and the passengers were hurried out of the burning car. All es caped injury with the exception of one man, who was terribly roasted In his berth. He was taken to the hotel, where he now lies in a dying condition. His name is not known. Another man lost his hat, in which he had placed 8180. The fire department was called out. The flames were extinguished after the car had been almost rained. There wero twelve passengers asleep in the car when the fire was discovered, and the utmost consternation prevailed. Four of the passengers were asleep and were almost suffocated by the smoke before aroused. The doors of the car were found locked, and the windows fastened down. An ax was obtained and an opening cut through the side of the car by which escape was effected. Two men were some what bruised and so overcome by smoke that it was deemed best to leave them in a hotel at Castleton. P. G. Murphy, of Buffalo, agent of the Nickel-Plate Rail road, was also hurt, but not seriously. A Boy's Fearful Death. Ciiicago, Dec 8. A little boy, twelve years of age, employed iu the National Life Insurance Building, was sliding boy- j like down the bannisters, when he missed j his hold and fell two storicq, striking his head on the stone floor below. His head was horribly crushed, and the poor little I fellow died instantaneously. No one in the I building appeared to know the boy's name, but he was supposed to be employed In i some of the offices. The body was re moved to the morgue. Finding Gold in New York. A in an v. N. Y., Dec. 8. John T. Davitt has given notice to the Secretary of State that he has prospected a mine of gold and silver upon lands owned by himself and others in Ulster County. James W. Rus sell and A. Carley have also filed a claim for a gold and silver lode discovered by them in the same county. RATIONAL CAPITAL NOTES. The Senate Committees Decided on In Can cus Proposed Legislation in the Inter est of Settlers on Pnblic Lands. Washington, D. C, Dee. M. The Republican caucus of tne Senate this morning simply fixed up the committees, and adjourned to Thursday to consider the subject of electing officer. Anson B. Mc Cook, of New York, and Mr. McPherson, Clerk of the last House, are candidates for Secretary, the former especially having quite a number of warm advocates. Cana dy, of North Carolina, is gaining ground on Colonel Goo. W. Hooker, under the lead ership of Sherman, Logan and Conger. In the construction of the committees, Milier, of California, takes Windom's place as Chairman of Foreign Affairs, displacing Edmunds, who was next in order for the position, but he preferred to retain the Ju diciary. The only new Senator on this committee is Wilson, of Iowa. The only change in the Committee on Finance was to add Miller, of New York, Mr. Morrill re maining Ubairman. 1 ho Committee on Appropriation remains the same, Mr. Alli son at its head, with the addition of Call, of Florida, in place of Davis, of West V ir- ginia. beveral of the new Senators have S laces on the Committee on Manufactures, .iddleberger, of V irginia, being Chairman, bahin, IJolph and Colquitt being among his colleagues. Miller, of New York, supplants Mahone as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture. Tho only change in the Com mittee on Military Attairs, of which Logan is Chairman, is to add Camden in place ot Grover, Cameron, of Pennsylvania, was left at the head of the Committee on Naval Affairs, with Anthony second. Mr. Hale, the third on the Committee, will be de facto Chairman. Hill, of Colorado, takes the head of the Post-office and Post Koads Com mittee, Senator Ferry's old place. To this committee Palmer and Wilson, the new Senators from Michigan and Iowa, are added. Plumb continues at the head of the Committee on Public Lands, Manderson, of Nebraska, is placed on the Committee on Private Land Claims, territories and Transportation Routes to the Seaboard. Dawes keeps Indian Affairs, and Mitchell gets Pensions, on which are Cullom and Sabm. McMillan is on Revolutionary Claims, and is Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Cameron, of Wisconsin, is Chairman of the Committee onClaims, and lngalls is Chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia, with Palmer and Riddleberger among his colleagues. 1'latt has Patents and Harrison Territories. Saw yer is Chairman of the Committee on Rail roads, on wnicn are cullom aim bamn. Wilson is Chairman ol the Committee on Mines and Mining, and Conger on the Re vision of the Laws. Blair keeps Education and Labor, and Hawlev Civil Service and Retrenchment. V an W yek is Chairman of the Committee on the improvement of the Mississippi River, and Aldrich succeeds Harrison at the head of Transportation Routes to the Seaboard. Cullom is Chair man of the committee to examine several branches of the civil service. The Demo crats are given the Chairmanships of the Committees on irivate Land Claims, Rev olutionary Claims, Engrossed Bills, Epi demic Diseases, Claims Against Nicaragua, Potomac Flats and Library. Mahone has the Chairmanship of Public Buildings and Grounds, a very important place. Of the new Republican Senators, Sabin, Palmer, Manderson, no wen ana nice were not given chairmanships. The Democratic caucus made the follow ing assignments: Private Land Claims, Bayard; Engrossed Bills, Saulsbury; Epi demic Diseases, Harris; Revolutionary Claims, Jones of Florida; Nicaragua Claims, Maxey; Library, Voorhees. Jonas replaces Barrow on Elections. Vance and Brown succeed Johnston and Call on For gein Affairs. Call replaces Davis of West Virginia on finance. The bill of Mr. Washburne, of Minnesota, to be introduced in the House to-morrow, Is important to weuld-be settlors on public land, and wiil no doubt receive a great deal of attention in Congress, the text of it Is as follows: Section 1. That the pre-emption laws, together with all laws authorizing tho tiling of declaratory statements for entering pub lic lands by agent or attorney, be, and tho same are hereby, repealed; provided, how ever, that this repeal shall not affect the disposal of the lands under treaty stipula tion with Indian tribes, nor be doomed to impair any legal rights heretofore acquired under laws hereby repealed, but all exist ing settlements, entries or filings may be perfected upon proper proof of lawful and bona fide character of said claims, and of duo compliance with the provisions and requirements of the laws under which such settlement or filings were made; provided, further, that any person who has not here tofore had the benefit of the pre-emption laws, and who failed from any cause to perfect tide to a tract of land heretofore entered by him under the homestead laws, may make a second homestead entry in lieu of pre-emption privilege hereby re pealed. Sec. 2. That no person who has made or hereafter shall make a homestead entry of public lands shall lie entitled to avail him self of the provisions of section 2,301 of the Revised Statutes of the United States until lie shall have resided upon, cultivated and made actual improvement on the land em braced in such entry for the full period of thirty months, and it shall be the duty of the General Land Office to require evidence of actual compliance with the requirements of the law in respect to settlement, resi dence, improvement and cultivation in all cases in which title now is or mar hereaf ter be claimetl under homestead or other settlement or improvement laws of the United States. Sec. 3. That any person applying for the benefits of timber-culture laws shall make his entry in person at the proper local land office, and shall make affidavit that he is an actual lesident of the State or Territory in which the land Is situated, and that he has entered into no contract or agreement to relinquish the entry be may make, and that he has no present or prospective purpose to make such relinquishment; and the of fering for sale as a matter ol tramc, specu lation or relinquishment of public land en tries shall be deemed prima facie evidence that such entries were made for specula tive purposes and not in good faith, as re quired by law, and such entries shall there upon be repealed and cancelled by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the land covered thereby shall be deemed smbject to entry by the first legal applicant. The first section of the act of May 14, 1880, authorizing lands covered by relinquished claims to be held as open to cottlomnnt or entrv without further action of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed; provided also that when the timber-culture entry shall have once been made on a tract of public land subject to such entry and the same shall be canceled or relinquished, the Uad covered thereby shall thereafter te sutject to entry only under the timber culture laws, and no patent shall be issued for soch land until the requirements un der such laws shall have been fullv com plied with. The Congressional Library Building Pre fect. Washinoton, D. C, Dee. 10. Senator Voorhees to-day again intro duced his bill for constructing a Congres sional Library building. This covers the purchase of a site of some valuable prop erty situated on the east front of the Capi tol, and now owned by parties who have had influence enough so far to prevent the erection of a library building elsewhere, although the Oovernment owns several eligible sites. Half a million is asked for the purchase of a site, and another half a million to begin the construction of the building, but the estimates as first sub mitted contemplated the expenditure of 3,OOU,000. Hempen Arguments with Burglars. Dbita. O., Dec. 10. Last night a large number of masked men appeared at the jail, took the keys from Martin Barrett, the watchman, took out Rast and HafYnhater, arrested for bur glary, and demanded that they should give the names of their confederates in the nam erous burglaries recently committed, or be banged. They refused anil were strung up. When nearly dead they were let down again and asked to give the names. They said they could not. They were again bung up and the mob went uway. The watchman cut the men down but they are Btill in a critical condition. Nearly 11 of ti air companions have left towa, DEATH DEALING HALES. Terrible Devastation Caused by Severe Galt-s In Knglnnd BolldlBifs Demolished, Shipping- Destroyed, Lands Submerged and Many Lives Lost. London, Deo. 12. There were violent gales throughout Eng land last evening, and much damage was done in London and the provinces. At Wolverhampton the Exhibition Building, which was only partially completed, was destroyed. At Newry, lamp-posts la the streets were bent. Much property has b en destrojed on land and sen and many lives lost. Huge trees were torn up and enrried away. The low-lying districts of Birming ham were flooded. A portion of the church of St. Chad, Deroy, was demolished. The Congregational Church there was also damaged. The parish church Rotherhall was much injured. Chimney shafts were thrown down at Manchester, Leeds, etc A largo gas-holder near Bradford was cap sized and the Chemical Works at Widnes were damaged. The Leicester Carriage Works wero destroyed. At Birkenhead great damage was done. The chief officer of a steamer Just arrived from Glasgow was killed. The Pool cabs were overturned and many buildings damaged. At Lin coin the parapet of the tower of tho Cathedral was blown down. A. ship was blown from its moorings in Bel fast Harbor. At Sooth Shields vessels broke adrift. Three whorries wero sunk. The British ship Liverpool, from Qin-be for Greenock, is a total wreck near Strnn raer, Scotland. Only a man and a boy were saved of the crew. Two persons were killed at Hull ami several Injured. A por tion of Portsmouth is flooded. At Hartle pool many ships were damaged. At Bir miuuham two persons were killed ami a number injured. Threo were killed in Man Chester. At Dewsbury three were Killed At Chester n man was blown down in the street and killed. TWo persons wero killed at Liversodgo. A portion of the roof of St. Mary's Church, Berwick, was destroyod. Several houses in the suburbs of Notting ham were blown down. At KildwicK Hie gasometer was demolished. The postal telegraph inspire' or was out in two at Leeds. At Bradford monuments in the cemetery and a portion of the depot of the Midland Railway wero blown down. Several ves sels docked in tho Mersey were damaged. Two vessels were wrecked off Dunare, Scot land, find two men drowned. Lowlands of West Lancashire and in the (larstang District are flooded. At Glasgow the dam- ige to property is very great. SWALLOWED KY TMI SKA. Pour Missing Vessrls with llielr fiwi Whose Tate will Probably Not be Kitonu Until the Sea Gives Up Its Dead. Pmi.AnKi.PHlA, Pa., Dee. It. Four merchant vessels which sot sail al different periods since the 27th of last July with large cargoes and crews of trusty nun have never been heard from, and are given up for lost. Altogether they had on board forty seamen, who are supposed to have gone to tho bottom of tho depths. Tho financial loss, should the four crafts never appear, will be at least SI.'B.OOO. One of the ill-fated vessels is the new schooner Joseph Hilton, owned in this city to a large extent, principally by John Barry, of No. (5 Fairmount avenue, and J. McCracken, of Camden, N. J. She was manned I. y Captain O. H. P. Rogers ami a crew of seven men, and sot sail from Darlen, Ga., whence she sailed on September 4 for N. u -bury port, Mass., with a cargo of 4O0.0.K) fit of yellow pine. The vessel and cargo wh o worth tfi0,000. The schooner Earl H. Potter, Captain Dyser, another of the overdue vessels, sail ed from Philadelphia June 20 for New York via Pensacola, where she arrived during the month of August , clearing on tht 2;ld for New York with .i.V,000 feet of lumber. She carried a crew of eight men, and with her cargo was worth :K),0XN). The bark Fannio H. Ijorlng, Captain Soule, sailed from thin port op November 7, for Portland. Me. Sho carried a crew of ten men, all told, nnd, with her cargo of coal, was worth fri'i ,000. Tho Norwegian bark Protector, Captain Jarguson, which sailed from Hamburg on July 27, for this port, with a general cargo, has not been seen since she passed the Kd dystono Light on August 27. Sho carried a crew of ten men, and was valued, with her cargo, at ),000. . An Attempted .Inil Breaking Frustrated. .Ioi.ikt, III,., Deo. 12. An attempted jail delivery was frus trated today in the County Jail in this city. Among the twenty prisoners con fined, there are six desperate characters Michael Mooney, who butchered his cell mate; Skinney Hiwiim and John Obern, who entered the bouse of an aged couple near this place and nt tho point of a re volver forced them to give up 4'i HI; Lewis Jackson, a colored burglar, ami two foot pads named Mollio Burns and Nelson Clark. These notorious criminals havo been in the habit of dancing and singing in tho corridors of tho jail with the other pris oners, and the Jailer yesterday sti-i I something wrong from the regularity and system or these matinee performances. Ho instituted a secret watch and discovered that it was done to divert attention I nt one of their numlier, who was industriously sawing at the bars of an obscure outside window. They were immediately locked up and deprived of the saw. An examina tion of the window showed that one of the bars was sawed off at the top and partially sawed off at the bottom. Had they tteen allowed to keep up their performance no or two days more the desperate Mooney and the whole gang would have turned themselves loose upon tho community. Thev will not lie p-rmitted to exercise In the corridors any more, but will be securely locked in their cells and a close watch kept upon them. Mysteriously Missing. HpniNoriBLD, Mo., Dec. 12. A Mr. Keed, aged thirty-three, a m iv. of Wisconsin, but whose parents are sup posed now to reside in the vicinity of Newark, N. J., and who was recently em ployed its Inspector on the Kansas C ity, Springfield Sc. Memphis Railroad, dis appeared from his boarding place. Mr. (loorge Reed's east of Wm. MoAdams', on Tuesday of lant week, and has not leon beard from since. He had a largo can of some kind of material hich he claimed was a new varnish for buifiries. anil he left on Tuesday moining stating that he had a contract a short dis tance southwest of the city, and as he left said not to keep iimner waiting lor unii as he might not b back before night. fin de parted in the almve direction and hut not been seen or heard from since. ' -Sad Suicide. BtxiiN, IlA., Dec 12. At St. Charles, this county, at A rly en, the ind ni- hour this morning, Adolph Fred lying in bed beside bis wife, insei muzzle of a revolver between his tt put a bullet in bis brain, dying all stantly. The deceased was a leadli ness man in this district, and wealth v. He conducted extensive mills at. st. Charles, and had buil enormous business. He was ur nn ally happy in his domestic relations, having a charming wife and an interesting fart-dy of four children, the eldest of whoi fifteen ye--rs of age. Threatened fl difficulty is the attributed cause Fatally Injured. Chattanoooa, Tknn.,1 About ilx o'clock this evening Cashmsn, a coupler in the yard' Western & Atlanta Railroad, the wheels of a car, which passed body, mangling bis right arm and severing his right Ug at the thlf physician in attendance states tt leg and arm will have to be an close to the body, but thinks the n die be-'ore the operation can tie pet Some -ime ago Cashman lost an ey yards of the W. & A. Company, compsny had agreed to pay bim l ages. The man had written to I who lives in Atlanta, Ga., teilim would start for home to-morrow He will probably go to bis wife a c