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VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1895. NUMBER. 24. _ JL C, HARGROVE SUICIDES By Shooting Himself in the Right Temple. HE HAD BEEN QUITE SICK And His Mind Had Become Temporarily Unbalanced. PROMINENTLY SPOKEN OF FOR GOVERNOR He Was One of Alabama’s Best Known and Universally Beloved Citizens—Held Positions of Honor and Trust. President State Senate. Tuskaloosa, Dec. fi.—(Special.)—Prob ably never befoie in the history of Tus kalooea have the people of this city suf fered so great a shock as when they heard today that Col. Andrew Coleman Hargrove was dead as the result of a pistol shot through the brain, fired by his own hand. It has been known to his friends for several weeks past that Colonel Hargrove has been in failing health, but they were all unprepared for the tragic end. The deed was the result of a temporary mental aberration due to the effects of a tninie ball which he received In the head at Spanish Fort in April, 1865, and which was lodged beyond the reach of probe and knife. Colonel Hargrove was alone in his room between 1 and 2 o'clock when the shot was tired, but ills family was in an ad joining room. He never spoke, and death was almost instantaneous. Tuskaloosa and all Alabama mourns the loss of a noble man, a learned and able statesman and patriotic citizen. Andrew Coleman Hargrove was born In Tuskaloosa county December 18, 1887, and was consequently nearly 68 years old. He was graduated from the Uni versity of Alabama in the class of 1S56 and from the law school of Harvard uni versity in 1859. He entered the Confeder ate service in 1861. and was a member of the famous Warrior Guards, commanded by the immortal Rhodes. After a year's service in the Virginia army he became a lieutenant in Lumkln's batery of light artillery, and he fought in all the great battles of the western army under Bragg, Johnston, Hardee and Hood, and was , twice desperately wounded. ait? w<ta a iuciiiut'i ui my uuunuiiHiuiiiii convention in 1875 which framed the present constitution of Alabama. He was a state senator from the district, composed of Tuskaloosa and Bibb coun ties from 1876 to 1884. In the latter year he was elected a member of the lower house of the general assembly. In 1886 he was again elected to the senate and was chosen president of that body. He was repeatedly urged to stand for gov ernor of the state, but he never permitted the use of his name. Recently he has been strongly urged to become a candi date for governor at the next election, but failing health, as well as other causes, prevented him from yielding to the lnsistance of his friends. At the time of his death he was professor of equity Jurisprudence in the University of Ala bama and a trustee of the Alabama Bryce Insane hospital. He bad held various other positions of honor and trust. He had been for many years an official mem ber of the Methodist church. In December, 1865, Colonel Hargrove was married to Miss Cherokee Jemison, tbo only daughter of the late Col. Robert Jemison, who succeeded Yancey in the Confederate senate. She survives her husband, and they have two children liYing, Mr. Robert Jemison Hargrove, n»w a student in the University of Ala bama, and Mrs. A. S. Vandergraaf, to all of whom the sympathies of the people of the state will go out in their great bereavement. E. Y. SATTERLEE ELECTED. On the Fourth Ballot He Was Chosen Bishop of the New Diocese ofWash ington. Washington, Dec. 6.—The Episcopal di ocesan convention of the new diocese of Washington today, on the fourth ballot, elected as bishop Rev. E. Y. Satterlce of Calvary church, New York. He re ceived 45 votes out of a total of 63. Rev. Dr. McKim, one of the candidates, moved to make Dr. Satterlee's election unani mous, which was done. The salary of the bishop has been fixed at J5000 without residence. The now bishop is not re garded as belonging to either section of the two divisions Into whtoh the Epis copal church is popularly divided. Though he succeeded in th» rectorship of Calvary church. New York, the Rev. Dr. Washburn, the acknowledged leader of the so-called "Broad church" party, his ministrations have been equally ac ceptable to those holding divergent views of church policy. He was born in the city of New York on the tlth of January, 1843. and was graduated from Columbia in 1863. and at the General Theological Seminary of New York three years later. The same year he was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal church and in 1867 he was made pres ident. From 1870 to 1875 he was assistant rector of the Episcopal from 1875 to 1882 was Its rector. In the latter year he was placed In charge of Calvary church In New York city, and has been its rector ever since. He Is quite a voluminous writer and an ener getic speaker. Prior to the election of bishop today the Episcopal convention passed unan imously the following resolution of sym pathy with the Armenians: Resolved. That this primary convention of the Protestant Episcopal church in the diocese of Washington extend to the Armenians In Europe and Asiatic Tur key their profound sympathy In the fear ful persecutions through which they are now passing, and that the parish In Ihe new diocese be requested to make a vol untary collection to be given to the Ar menian committee in New York. As originally proposed the' resolutions called upon congress to use their fullest powers to secure to American missiona ries and civilians In Turkey the most rigid security and protection to person and property. Many delegates consid ered this a reflection on President Cleve land. and It was speedily modified by the substitution of the words, “executive au thority of the government." Instead of congress. One of the most prominent of the lay delegates, Hon. J. C. Bancroft Davis, three times assistant secretary of state under republicans, not only opposed this section gnd caused it to be stricken out, but declared from his long experience in diplomatic affairs of the nation that such resolutions embarrassed and ham pered the executive instead of strength ening its hands or encouraging its ac tions. Though differing in political faith from Secretary Olney, he said he had confidence in that official's ability, in tegrity and conscientious decision to do everything possible for the protection of American interests everywhere. He could vouch that there was no necessity for requesting Mr. Olney to exert his full est authority in the matter. Judge Da vi$’ remarks were enthusiastically in dorsed by all the delegates. The Barbers Win. Chicago, Dec. 6.—The Journeymen Bar bers’ association secured a notable vic tory this morning over the opponents of the Sunday closing law. Judge Windes denied the right of prohibition against Justice Lee issuing any more warrants against the boss barbers, asked for by Manager Eden of tlje Great Northern hotel barber shop. The court held that Mr. Eden had other remedies at law be sides the writ of prohibtion. After the decision was made the bar ber's union made a proposition to the boss barbers that all prosecutions should cease hereafter until the supreme court handed down a decision on the constitu tionality of the Sunday closing law, pro vided the shop owners would agree to obey the law until that time. Fire in the AsBay Office. New York. Dec. 6.—A slight fire broke out in the assay office in Wall street this morning. The flames were soon brought under control, however, and little damage was done. The Are started In the smelt ing room. The doors were locked and nobody was allowed to enter, because there were 13,000,000 In the hall. Mrs. Henry 8. Haines Dead. Savannah, Dec. 6.—Mrs. Henry S. Haines, wife of Col. H. S. Haines, for merly president of the Plant system, and the president of the Southern States Freight association, died Inst night in Atlanta. Her funeral will lake place in Savannah, her former home, tomorrow evening. __ ENGLAND’S AWSWER. Its Contents Will Probably Not Be Known Until After the Holidays, Due to Mr. Cleveland’s Absence. Washington. Dec. 6.—Lord Salisbury's reply to Secretary Olney's dispatch, which, according to the president's mes sage, called upon the British government for a definite answer to the question whether it would or would not submit the territorial controversy between itself and Venezuela in its entirety to an Impartial arbitration, was received by Ambassador Pauncefote this evening. It will be hand ed to Secretary Olney tomorrow. At the same time that the formal reply was transmitted to the British ambassador here another copy (according to diplo matic custom) was handed to Mr. Bay ard, our ambassador in London, through whom, last July, Secretary Olney's origi nal note was presented to the British foreign office, Sir Julian Pauncefote being then absent in England on a vacation. This copy was undoubtedly placed in Mr. Bayard's possession some days before the president's message was presented to congress. It Is inconceivable that iri a matter of such importance some Inkling of Its contents should not have been com municated by cable to Secretary Olney prior to the framing of the president's message. Bearing in view on this point the passage In the message in which the president says that he is satisfied If one of the powers concerned is permitted to draw an arbitrary line through the terri tory In debate and declare that It will submit to arbitration only the portion lying on one side of it, “will be regarded as having much significance.” There is a promise in the president's message that when the text of the answer of the British government, expected shortly, shall have been received "further communication on the subject will prob ably he made to congress.” Of course this cannot be done while the president Is absent duck shooting, and the probabilities seem to be that the cor respondence will not sec the light until after the Christmas holidays, unless it should be made public on the other side of the Atlantic. A CUBAN PETITION. It Contains 02,200 Signatures of People All Over the Land. Washington. Dec. 6.—Representative Royce of Indiana has a monster petition for the recognition of the Cubans as bel ligerents. which he will present to the house tomorrow. Jt originated at Elk hart. Ind.. and has been circulated through every state and territory in the union, containing 92,200 signatures. Penn sylvania leads In the number of signers, with 9S75. a.nd Illinois comes second with 8728. The petition is in the Interest of humaoity and the cause of freedom, and requests congress to take such action as shall result in the speedy recognition as belligerents of the Cuban patriots in their struggle for freedom. Hebei Loaders Unite. Madrid, Doc. C.--A special dispatch from Santa Clara, Cuba, to the Impar tial. confirms the reports that the rebel lenders. Macro, Gomez. Rotoff and Sera fln Sanchez, have united their forces, and are now leading ari army whoso strength Is variously stated to be from 4000 to 8000 men. The Intention of the rebels, the dispatch says, is to make a strong and calculated effort to Invade the district of Matazaria. put a stop to agricultural work, destroy crops and Inflict other damage. The correspondent asserts that the ruin of the combined army Is Immi nent. owing to the dtlHeultles In the way of their retreat. flu rant’s Last Hope Gone. San Francisco, Dec. 6.—Judge Murphy this morning denied the motion for a new trial In the case of W. H. T. Durant, con victed of the murder of Blanche Lament, and ordered that he be turned over to the warden of San Quentin prison to be kept until the day has been fixed for passing sentence upon him. Judge Murphy said he approved the verdict of the Jury, it be ing the only one that could have been rendered under Ihe circumstances. The defense gave notice of an appeal. A County Commissioner Gone. Columbus. Dec. 6.—-A special to the Press from Newark. O., says thut Her bert Atherton, county commissioner, has absconded, deserting his family and taking 15000 with him, having mort gaged his property for all It is worth. It Is believed he has gone with the wife of a railway brakeman, with whom hb has been intimate. The county loses noth ing. __ To Break the Record. Cleveland, O., Dec. 6.—On December 20 the Big Four company will endeavor to establish a new record for speed. On that dav seven Wagner sleepers, loaded with Cleveland school teachers, will leave for Atlanta. The Big Four has placed at their disposal the fastest engines and best engineers The intention Is to break the record of the recent chamber of com merce train to Atlanta. MARYLAND DAY POSTPONED Due to the Non-Arrival of the Soldier Boys, A BRILLIANT RECEPTION Saturday, December 21, Has Been Designated as Negro Day, A BIG CROWD OF THEM IS EXPECTED Labor Day Set for December 12, and Many Prominent Labor Leaders Are Invit ed—General Wright Will De liver an Address. Atlanta, Dec. 6.—The Fifth regiment, Maryland national guard, and the naval reserve arrived this evening, twenty-four hours late, but still in time for Maryland day, which had been postponed until to morrow. The city of Baltimore prom ises to eclipse all others by the magnifi cence of Its militia display and number of representative business men in at tendance. Tonight a brilliant reception, given by the Maryland delegation, is in progress In the Capital City club, the leading social organization of the state. A thousand invitations were sent out, and the club is crowded with the elite of the city. Saturday, December 21, has been des ignated as negro day at the exposition. The railways have been asked to make very low rates In order that the negroes, who have recognition for the first time at this exposition, and have made here an exhibit which proves a revelation, may have an opportunity to come in large numbers and get the full benefit of the work their race has done here. The directors of the exposition have pub lished an address to the people of At lanta asking that they give their ser vants holiday on the 21st in order that the negroes may come en masse. Thursday, December 12, will be labor day at the exposition, and great prepara tions are being made by local labor lead ers to celebrate the day. Gen. Carroll D. Wright, chief of the United States bu reau of labor, has accepted an invitation to deliver an address. Grand Chief Con ductor E. E. Clark, Grand Master Fire man F. Sargent, Grand Master Train man P. H. Morrissey and Grand Master Railway Track Foreman John T. Wil son have also promised to speak. The Order of Railway Track Foremen will be in session the day before and several thousand are expected to be in attend ance. The local labor organizations are also expected to take part. CAPTAIN^HUGHES ON TRIAL Three Spaniards, in the Pay of the Pinkertons, Testify That Men and Arms Were Landed. Charleston, S. C„ Dec. 6—The case of the United States against the steamer Laurada and Captain Hughes, her mas ter, for an alleged violation of the neu trality laws in carrying men and arms to assist the Cuban insurgents, came up before Judge W. H. Brawl in the United States district court today. The case is one which has excited much interest throughout the country and the court room was completely filled with interest ed spectators. Captain Hughes, who sat inside the sailing, was represented by Ex-Senator M. C. Butler and Mr. J. P. K. Bryan of Charleston. United States Dis trict Attorney W. P. Murphy was as sisted by Assistant United States Attor ney-General Whitney, Mr. Mollett Pre vost of New York and Assistant United States District Attorney Hughes. The indictment when read showed that the Uaurada was charged with having taken a company of soldiers and a large quan tity of munitions of war to the Cuban insurgents during the latter part of Oc tnher The dav’s proceedings consisted in the direct and indirect examination of three Spaniards, who claim to have been on the Laurada during the October trip to Cuba. These men, all of whom said they were citizens of Spain, gave virtually the same testimony. They said that they had been employed as firemen on the Laurada. The vessel had sailed from New York about 6:30 p. m. October 21. When about two miles off the Scot land lightship she had stopped and waited for two tugs, which had ap proached her from the sea. The tugs had put aboard of her thirty-five men and a number of boxes of arms and ammunition. During the voyage the men had drilled constantly below decks, and one of them told the witnesses that they were going to fight for Cuban lib erty. The witnesses said that the coast of Cuba had been reached on the even ing of October 27. The Laurada had gone In within 200 yards of the shore and then| landed the men and ammunition taken from the tugs. The vessel had then gone to Kingston and taken on a cargo of fruit. The witnesses said that when they returned to New York Captain Hughes had not paid their wages and they had gone to the Spanish consul. They admitted that the Pinkerton men had approached them and that they were receiving *2 per day and their expenses from the Pinkertons. The testimony of the witnesses was taken through an in terpreter, as none of them could speak English. The case will be continued to morrow. _ A Fine Vessel. Charleston, S. C., Dec. 6.—Forty-six hours after leaving her pier in New York the splendid new ship of the Clyde, the Comanche, reached her docks In this city. The decks were lined with passengers and a large crowd cheered from the wharf as the beautiful vessel swung In and was made fast. The Comanche Is making her maiden trip and has a very large passenger list and heavy freight. Captain Pennington said that everything was w-orking smoothly and everybody was pleased. The vessel was Inspected ' by thousands of people this evening and the verdict Is that never has.Charleston seen a finer bodt or a more courteous crew'. The Comanche sails for Jackson ville tonight. A $100,000 Fire. New York, Dec. 6.—Fire started in the six-story bonded warehouse of Elliott F. Drlggs, at Jefferson, Water and South streets, this morning, and before it was gotten under control it had done about $100,00 damage. In the building was stored spices, .firecrackers, tea, tobacco, cinnamon and other East India and ChDl na consignmenta HAD AN EYE TO BUSINESS Mosley Was Easy Game in Bel den’s Hands. NEW LIGHT ON THE CAPTURE Mosley Was on the Same Steamer With the Fugitive. HE ALMOST DIED OF HEART FAILURE When He Found That He Had Paid Out $500 for a Man Bight Under His Kose—Ward Was Beturning to the States. New Orleans, Dec. 6.—J. M. Pannell, a mining engineer, who arrived here on the steamer City of Dallas after seven months spent In Honduras, throws a new and altogether different light on the sen sational capture of A. K. Ward, the Memphis defaulter, by Chief of Police Mosley of that city. Pannell is on his way to Jacksonville. According to Mr. Pannell’s story the work of capturing Ward devolved upon Ward himself. It was Ward who found Mosley, and not Mosley who found Ward. Pannell formerly lived in Memphis and knows Ward and Mosley well. His rela tions live there, and he has a letter of introduction to whom it may concern from Col. E. W. Carmack, editor of the Commercial-Appeal. Pannell says: I was an eye witness to all the inci dents in the capture of Ward, and know ing the man and the nature of the crime for which he was a fugitive, I was of course greatly interested. Long before Mosley set out to look for him Ward had concluded to return and give himself up. Anybody who has spent any length of time In the Interior of Spanish Hon duras can appreciate how much more preferable life In a Tennessee jail is to freedom in such a country. Wrard’s health was broken down under the sus pense and the trying climatic conditions, and the situation bad become unbearable to him. He came to nuerio names nuu jjui chased his ticket for New Orleans the day before the City of Dallas touched there. He desired to come to New Or leans and find his way unrecognized to Memphis, and to that end he secured steerage passage on the Dallas. When the ship arrived Ward went aboard. Mosley and Derance were on deck, but they did not recognize him. Neither did Ward know of their presence. Mosley's plan was to stop at all coast towns and make short incursions into the Interior in search of his man. He stood little chance of success, however. ■die hunter and his quarry traveled totvther on the Dallas to Puerto Cortez, tfu hunter in the cabin and the quarry in the steerage. When a few hours out of Puerto Barrios Ward discovered Mos iey was on board. Ward kept under cov er and debated with himself the best thing to do. The ship lay twelve hours at Puerto Cortez pnd Ward could easily have left the ship undetected, but he never faltered In his purpose to give himself up. _ _ While at Cortez a man named Belden, an engineer on the Spanish Honduras road, came aboard When Ward first' ar rived in Honduras he made Belden's ac quaintance, telling him all the circum stances surrounding his flight and mak ing arrangements with Belden to keep him posted on the movements of any body who might arrive at the coast ter minus of the road in pursuit. For this service Belden was to be well paid, and was paid. Mr. Belden came aboard the Dallas and was passing through below decks. Ward attracted his attention by pulling his sleeve. Then Ward whis pered: "Kd Mosley, chief of police of Memphis, Is aboard above and is looking for me. I want you to carry this note to him.” •'What!" said the engineer. "Do you intend to give yourself up?” "Yes: why not? I’m going homo any way. Mosley is an old friend of mine. I wrent to school with him. He Is a good fellow.” "AH right, replied Belden; "but you can keep out of his way if you want to.” Belden took the note, but did not deliv er it at once. He had a scheme of his own He took out a train of bananas and returning found Mosley. “T understand,” said he to the chief, ■‘you are looking for Ward, the forger.” “I am,” said the chief. “Do you know anything abotlt him?” "That depends," said Belden; "there Is a reward of *500 for him. Isn’t there?” "There is.” "Do I get it If I show him to you?” “On the spot: but remember, sir, no trifling,” paid the chief. Whereupon Belden handed him the note. As Mosley read the note and real ized how he bad let *500 go he almost died of heart failure, but he revived and went below to meet Ward. From Puerto Cor tez Ward came as a cabin passenger, en joying all the freedom of an ordinary passenger. This, says Mr. Pannell, is the true story of how Ward was cap tured. _ HELPING THE FARMERS. Banks Ofler to Lend Money at 8 Per Cent on Spot Cotton. New Orleans, Dec. 6.—When the stncjf of cotton on hand at Shreveport was posted up at the cotton exchange today it attracted considerable attention, be cause it Is the largest stock recorded at that place In many years. Members of the exchange think that It indicates that the market is likely to be muchjflrmer in the future. It has de veloped! In the past few days that some, of the local county banks are anxious to advance on spot cotton. The First Na tional bank of Shreveport has announc ed that it is now ready to lend money in any reasonable quantities on •‘spot” cotton at 8 per cent. This action of the banks puts the producer above the reach of the speculator and it is hailed with satisfaction by every one outside that class. AN INSURANCE CASE. The Jury Decided in Favor of the Insurance Company. New Orleans, Dec. 6.—An Important In surance case was decided In the United States circuit court here today. The sen sational death' of Capt. W. H. Beanham, police commissioner and prominent in military circles, it will be remembered, -strongly pointed to suicide. He held a policy in thd Preferred Accident Insur ance company, which the company de clined to pay, claiming that the suicide of the holder rendered me policy void. Suit was brought by the administrator of the deceased, which wan decided to day by a Jury In favor of the company after an extended and very able charge delivered by Judge Parlango on the two points of contention. These were that Captain Beanham had secured his policy on the representation that he held no other life insurance, and that the suicide alleged by plaintiff cancelled the policy. The court charged that if it was known to the defendant company at any time subsequent to the issuance of the policy that Captain Beanham had other poli cies, and that with this knowledge the life insurance company failed to cancel their policy they forfeited their right to raise the contention: also, If when Cap tain Beanham applied to the company and obtained the policy on the presenta tion that he had no other life insurance, if the agent knew to the contrary (the agent having so testified) then the com pany through its agent forfeited its right to this contention, and the company was liable in this respect and the policy valid. Without reviewing the evidence the judge charged that suicide was never presumed, and that plaintiff had to es tablish the proposition of suicide to the satisfaction of the jury and to the ex clusion of any other reasonable hypoth esis. Hathorn Confesses. Jackson, Miss., Dec. 6.—F. D, Hathorn, the Perry county farmer who hired a negro named Thompson Wade to mur der his wife a few weeks ago, and who, with the negro, was recently convicted and sentenced to hang January 8, has made a. lengthy confession, in which he says his wife was so insanely jealous that living with her was impossible. He bad tried to make her agree to a separa tion and division of their property, but she would not. He became involved with another woman and she first sug gested that he kill his wife. The idea grew with him and ho hired the negro to do the deed. Mrs. Hathorn was shot to death while sitting in her room with her children and husband, and it was one of tlie most diabolical crimes ever committed in Mississippi. LAVRETTA WILL CASE. Motion to Divide the Costs and for a New Trial Denied by the Court—Costs and Attorneys’ Fees Over $50,000, Mobile, Dec. 6.—(Special.)—A motion was argued in the probate court today for a new trial of the famous Lavretta will case on the ground that the jury had been tampered with and that the press of the city had biased the minds of the jurymen through publication of the gar bled reports of the proceedings. Attor neys for the proponent also asked that the costs of the case be divided between contestants and proponent. Both mo tions were denied by the court. It is said that the costs, including attorneys’ fees, will amount to considerably more than $50,000. WATTEHSON ON THE MESSAGE. He Hasn’t Head It, But He Believes Noth, ing Will Come of It. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 6.—Colonel Henry Watterson, being asked his views on the president’s message, replied: "I haven't read the message, and what's more, I don’t think I shall read It. Nothing will come of it. Congress will not do anything at all, and, If the repub licans are wise, they will simply pass the appropriation bills and go home. With different political majorities in the two houses and Mr. Cleveland in the presi dent’s chair, It Is idle to hope for any agreement upon any important matters of legislation. "You say there are more sensational recommendations in the message than were predicted, and that the chief feature is in the part urging the retirement of the greenbacks. Well, they ought to be retired, but I don’t think they will be. It must be remembered, too, that our na tional banking system rests upon the na tional debt, and that if the national debt is wiped out we wipe out the whole na tional banking system with It. That is one of the best banking systems in the world, and ought to be maintained. Of course there is no Immediate danger threatening it. and there won’t be if the volume of national debt continues to be Increased as It has been during the last five years. "I did refer In my lecture to the demo cratic party in 1860 being then as now. hopelessly divided. That is the truth. It is impossible for the democratic party to win in the coming election. It Is true that the party got together again after 1860, and it may get together once more. But ever since the war it has been noth ing but a loose bundle of warring fac tions. It has been utterly Incapable of any affirmative policy. I have almost concluded that I am through with poli tics. My Interest in politics Is now solely personal. I am going to be abroad during the campaign of next year. I shall sail for Europe on April 3 and remain away a whole year.’]_ RETURNING HOME. Numbers of Families Who Left Lauderdale and Limestone Counties for Texas Return ing to Their Old Homes. Florence, Dec. 6.—(Special.)—A num ber of families who left Lauderdale and Limestone counties during the past two years for Texas have returned to their old homes, and others are preparing to do so as Boon as they can make their ar rangements. Half a dozen or more fam ilies returned during the past ten days and at least a dozen others have written that they will he hack to stay as soon as they can get here. They are all tired of Texas, and all declare that old Alabama possesses many advantages over the wild and woolly west. The ma jority of those who are returning went to what Is considered the best farming Rectlon of Texas, the northern portion. They found It, however, a less desirable place of residence than northern Ala bama. The return of these people to Alabama will tend to check the annual exodus from this state to the southwest. The desire to change the old order of things, to start anew in a new land, has caused many Alabama farmers to sell their farms here at a sacrifice In order to buy land in Texas, that, in many instances, is not nearly as productive as the land they sacrificed. There will be hut few to go from Lauderdale county to Texas this fall. The return of the wanderers has checked the movement. The Purvis Howard Increased. Jackson, Miss., Dec. 6.—Governor Stone has Increased the reward for Will Purvis, the Marlon county Whltecap murderer, from $250 to $750. Purvis, who was under sentence to hang December 12, was released from Jail two weeks ago by a mob of 100 men and Is supposed to be hiding In Texas, where he has sev eral relatives. Purvis Is the same one who was hung a year ago. but who es ! caped death through the bungling or connivance of the eherlff. " HOUSE GETTING TO WORN A Number of Bills and Resolu tions Introduced, WHEELER HEVDS THE LIST Speaker Reed Answers a Question Propounded by Mr. Crisp. THE MILEAGE'^TvIMITTEE APPOINTED . • v Mr. Walker* ^ solution in Regard to ths Armen;- ©'rouble Was Objected to by ^ Tumor of Georgia-Ad iraed Until Monday. - Wf ‘Eton, Dec. C.—The new printing law »ui the occasion of a recession by the house today of Us action on Tuesday with regard to the president’s message. Mr. Payne, republican, of New York, stated that when the message was read he had moved that there be printed 500 copies for the use of the house. He had since learned that the new printing law provided for the printing of 10.000 copies for the house. His motion therefore was unnecessary and he moved that the vote by which it was adopted be reconsidered. Agreed to. Speaker Reed announced the appoint ment of the following committee on mile age; Messrs. A. B. Wright of Massa chusetts, chairman; J. B. Barham of Cali fornia, Orlando Burrell of Illinois and George C. Pendleton, democrat, of Texas. Various exeoutlve documents and rep resentations from offices were laid before the house by Speaker Reed and appropri ately referred. iriJuum;ail, Ul l>ew Iiamp shire, offered a resolution, asking consid eration therefor, calling upon the secre tary of agriculture to report to the house his action In regard to the expenditure of the appropriation made in the agricul tural act for the purchase and distribu tion of seeds and the printing and publi cation of farmers’ bulletins. The resolution was referred to the com mittee on agriculture when appointed. Mr. Walker, republican, of Massachu setts, asked permission to have read a resolution to be printed In the Record. This occasioned a colloquy between Mr. Crisp and the speaker over a question of procedure. Mr. Crisp said that such re quests would constantly be made, and asked the speaker whether or not the reading of the resolution, or whatever the document was, would Insure it a place In the Record after ob jection had been made to Its considera tion. The speaker replied that circumstances would have to determine the matter. In some cases the printing of the document might be necessary to exp'ain the action of the house. In this, as the request was for reading and printing, an objection would keep It out of the Record. The resolution was as follows: Whereas, There are many naturalized American citizens of Armenian birth now residing in the United States; and Whereas, The Turkish government continues unjustly and forcibly to col lect personal taxes of such naturalized American citizens by oppressing their relatives; and, Whereas, The Turkish government neither permits such naturalized Ameri can citizens to re-enter its territory to visit their families, nor on the other hand to allow these families to come to this country; and Whereas, Such wives and children, having the rights of American citizens by virtue of the naturalization of the head of the family, have been and are exposed to outrage and destruction In the cities which have been lately given over to massacre and plunder; therefore be It Resolved That the people of the United States, through their representatives In congress assembled, hereby express their deepest abhorrence and condemnation of the outrages thus committed on their American fellow-citizens, as well as on the other Christian subjects of Turkey. Resolved further, That this house, composed of the Immediate representa tives of the people, pledge Its hearty sup port to the executive branch of the gov ernment In every measure Justifled by in to vindicate the rights of our fellow citizens and of their fam ilies In Turkey, and to hinder and prevent as far as practicable the continuance of the outrages and massa cres In that land. Mr. Turner of Georgia expressed the opinion that such a resolution should not be presented to the house in its pres ent condition, and he therefore objected. On motion of Mr. Cannon, republican, of Illinois, the house, at 12:30, adjourned until Monday next. Among tne Dins ana resolutions intro duced and referred were the following: By Mr. Wheeler, democrat, of Ala bama—Providing for the purchase of gold and silver bullion and Its free coin age; giving to the stat^of Alabama the proceeds of the sale of certain publlo lands to Increase the school fund of the state; to establish a port of delivery at Florence, Ala.; creating a tariff statisti cal bureau in the treasury department; to dispense with the proof of loyalty in pension cases; appropriating $25,000 for a marine hospital at Florence, Ala.; ap propriating $40,000 for a public building at Decatur, Ala.; admitting,Oklahoma to statehood; providing for a civil gov ernment for Alaska. By Mr. Little, democrat, of Arkansas, and Mr. Hartman, republican, of Mon tana—Bills for the free coinage of gold and silver. Mr. Miller, republican, of Kansas, In troduced .a resolution requesting the president. If In his opinion It is not in compatible with the public interest, to communicate to the house all Informa tion recelv-d by him or the state depart ment in regard to the arrest and trial of John L. Waller, a United States citizen, by the French authorities In the Island of Madagascar and his Imprisonment In France, including all correspondence be tween Edward Telfair Wetter, United States consul at Madagascar, and Edwin F. Uhl of the department of state, and all records, documents and evidence In any way touching the matter In his posses sion or in the possession of the state de partment. Mr Russell, republican, of Connecti cut, presented a resolution of the Con necticut legislature calling on its dele gation In congress to Invest and urge legislation which will guarantee all local ities the rights of liberty and trial by due process of law, and which will check mob violence. A Great Cathedral. Chicago. Dec A -Bishop Nicholas has been Instructed by the holy synod of St, Petersburg to build a great cathedral in Chicago to cost not less than $500,000.