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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1895. NUMBER. 29. EX-SENATOR A G, THURMAN “The Noblest Roman of Them All ” Is Dead. IT RESULTED FROM A FALL Death Came Peacefully and Painlessly to the Great Democrat AT. THE RIPE OLD AGE OF EIGHTY-TWO He Was Surrounded by AU of Hie Family When the End Came-Universal Expression of Sorrow in Columbus. % Columbus, O., Dec. 12.—Ex-Senator Thurman died at his residence here at 1:30 this afternoon of general debility of old age, ending in collapse. He had been dangerously ill only since yesterday morning. Since his fall about a month ago he had been apparently in his usual health, but to the experienced eye of his physician it was plain that his pow ers were rapidly failing. Until yester day morning he was able to sit up a greater part of the time, and at times showed keen interest in public affairs. On his 82d birthday, November 13, he was able to dictate a letter to the Thur man club of this city In reply to resolu tions of sympathy with him in his suffer ings resulting from the fall. Yesterday morning he was sitting up in his library reading when he began to complain of feeling ill, and shortly grew so much .worse that Dr. Whittaker, his physician, was called. He saw that it was the be ginning of the end, and so informed the family. In the afternoon Judge Thur man lost consciousness and never fully recovered it Again. When Dr. Whitta ker called in the afternoon he found the patient apparently sinking and gave it as his opinion that he could not survive more than a few hours. Last night, hmupvor ho hottor hilt with thp morning hours ha began to sink, and ■when Dr. Whittaker called at 10 this morning ha stated to Mr. Allan W. Thur man that death was a question of but a few hours. Death came peacefully and painlessly. It seemed that he passed from sleep into death. At the bedside were Mrs. Governor McCormick of New York and Allan W. Thurman and members of his family. His other child, Mary Thurman, Is in California. Outside of the immediate family it was not known that Judge Thurman was dangerously ill until the announcement of his death came like a shock. There were universal expres sions of sorrow, for Judge Thurman had been looked upon for years as the fore most citizen of Columbus, and soon the flags were at half staff upon all the city and state buildings. Allen Granberry Thurman was born In Lynchburg, Va., November 13, 1813. His father was a traveling preacher and the education and care of young Thur man was mainly entrusted to his uncle. Gov. William Allen, and his boyhood and young manhood days were spent at Chil licothe, the home of Governor Alien. He studied law with his uncle, was admitted to the bar, and from 1851 to 1856 was a member of the supreme court of Ohio. Prior to this he had been in the Twenty ninth congress. In 1868 he was elected to the United States senate and served two full terms, retiring in 1881. While serving in this capacity he Introduced and had passed the well-known Thurman Pacific railway bill. In 1888 he was nominated by the national democratic convention for vice-president on the ticket with Cleveland, and was defeated with him. In 1884 he married Mary Drew of Ken tucky, by whom he had three children, two daughters and a son. Mrs. Thur man died in 1891. The following proclamation of Allen G. Thurman's death was made tonight by Governor MoKinley: Ohio has lost one of its noblest citi zens. Allen G. Thurman died at 1 o'clock today at his home in the city of Colum bus at the ripe age of 82 years. He was a statesman whose sturdy integrity and exalted abilities were recognized not only fn his own state, but In every part of the United States. As a judge of the supreme court of the state he was a learned and Incorruptible interpreter of the law. As United States ranator he faithfully and with exceptional honor represented the state in the United States senate. He was. a distinguished party leader and stood In the front rank with the great men who wore his con temporaries. After being the recipient of many honors at the hands of his party and his countrymen, he retired to pri vate life with the universal respect and esteem of the citizens of the republic and the love of all who had the honor o# knowing him. His illustrious career Is a conspicuous example of the possi bilities of American citizenship and is worthy the study of the youth of our state. The people of Ohio, regardless of party, will be mourners at his bier. Out of respect to his memory it Is hereby or dered that the flag be displayed at half * mast over the state capitol until after the ohaeauiea. VENEZUlHa* WILL REFUSE. Secretary Olney WEI Advise Her to Refuse England’s Demand. Washington. Dea. 12.—Members of con gress who are Interested In the Venezu elan boundary dispute with Great Britain aay this morning that President Crespo was guided in making his reply to Lord Salisbury by suggestions of this govern ment. Lord Salisbury's note has been represented as asking the payment of 160,000 as a compensation for the arrest of the British colonial officers a year ago. an episode which has passed Into history as the “Uruan Incident.” That President Crespo will refuse to pay this indemnity Is certain; that he will be so advised by Secretary Olney Is equally certain. It is said today that hls reply will show the arrest of Sergeant Barnes and hls associates to have been an outgrowth of the boundary question. AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR. Cbioago Unions Complain of the Interfer ence oT Lawyers. New York, Dec. 12.—At this morning’s session of the American Federation of Labor In Madison Square Garden a com munication was read from the Trade and Labor assembly of Chicago to the effect that the lack of harmony among the trades unions of Chicago was due to the Interference of lawyers and others who sought to make capital and fat fees out of the labor movement, and requiring that the Incoming executive council of the federation appoint a committee to establish the labor movement In Chicago upon a sound basis. This was referred to a special committee. At the afternoon session the above committee recommended that a commit tee consisting of two members of the ex ecutive council of the federation go to Chicago to Investigate and settle the dif ficulties. The report was adopted. A number of resolutions were referred to appointed committees, among others one providing for a petition to congress in favor of the recognition of the bellig erent rights of Cuba, and another pro testing against any legislation that will open the way to Sunday labor. A re quest from the car takers of type-setting machines, calling themselves "typeset ting engineers,” that they be given a separate charter gave rise to a lengthy discussion. The request was referred baek to the committee on organization. Adjourned. The day was principally devoted to speaking. Crespo Denies the Interview. Washington, Dec. 12.—Senor Andrade, the Venezuelan minister, tonight receiv ed a cablegram from his government au thorizing him to deny the published statements to the effect that an inter viewer for a London paper had obtained from President Crespo statements con cerning the disposition of his govern ment on the subject of the British smart claimed, and particularly that part of the report indicating that the boundary question would be treated distinctly be tween Great Britain and Venezuela, and that Venezuelan officers who arrested the- British officers would be punished for exceeding their instructions and that the Englishmen would be compensated. The cable message received by Mr. An drade tonight quotes the substance of the foregoing and, while denying it in toto, particular stress is laid upon the fact that President Crespo is not to be quoted as making any statement regal-d ing the intervention of this country in Venezuelan affairs.__ Aaron Harper Hanged. Water Valley, Miss., Dec. 12.—Aaron Harper, colored, was hanged today at 1 o’clock at Coffeeville for the murder of his wife last April. He was convicted on the evidence of his 11-year-old child. THE METHODiSTS AT WORK. m _ Meeting- of the Sixty-fifth Session of the Ala bama Conference—Bishop Galloway Presiding. Troy, Dec. 12.—(Special.)—The sixty fifth session of the Alabama annual con ference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, convened at 9 o'clock this morning at the Methodist Episcopal church In this city. Bishop C. B. Gallo way is the presiding officer and conduct ed the religious exercises. On roll call by the former secretary, Rev. J. M. Mason, a large attendance was found to be present. The following committees were then announced: Public worship—J. R. Peavy, A. J. Briggs. On the Sabbath—W. A. McCarty, Ur quhart, T. P. Mangum, J. S. Frazer. On memories—A. S. Andrews,J. M. Ma son. Books and periodicals, M. 9. Andrews, B. C. Glenn, J. C. Arnett, G. B. Fincher, W. F. Vandiver, J. Bancroft, P. N. Duth rle. District conference records—J.L.Grace, C. A. Cornell, G. S. Laz nby, W. D. Tay lor, B. F. Gelder, J. S. -idly, J. A. Bul lock, L. A. Jones. Epworth league—J. B. Tae, O.S.Welch, S. G. Boyd, E. A. Dannelly, J. H. James, A. L. McLeod, E. M. Davis. Conference rotation—A. Hood, C. W. Gavin, J. C. H. Johnson, S. W. Roberts, W. P. H. Connelly. W. D. Owens, W. T. Rencher, Nell Gill, E. G. Prince. The following were referred to the committee for superannuation: J. W.Sol omon, H. Hargrove Morris, A. H. Mitch ell, J. O. Andrew, J. M. Scott, S. H. Cox, G. F. Fisher, W. A. McCarty, J. S. Perry, D. C. Standlely, M. M. Graham, S. A. Pil ley, R. S. Milie, A. A. Easly, B. L. Sel man, D. D. Reeves, J. M. Glenn, A. C. Hundley, R. D. Gayle, W. I. Powers, J. L. Mathison. H. T. Johnson of Dothan preached at 3 p. m. and Dr. McLee at night. Roscoe C. Andrews, one of the editors of the Democrat of this city, died last night from kidney trouble. He was 24 years old. HAD AN EYE TO BUSINESS. i ue Jjcuuer uj iuu uaiuiuuro futoi Missing. Baltimore. Md., Dec. 12.—Gen. W. Wel seant, the leader of the Polish element of Baltimore and one of the best known men in the eastern section of the city, is reported missing, and rumor has it that he. left for good, because of financial em barrassment. Welseant was Interested In many things. He was quite a demo cratic politician, conducted a saloon, was editor und proprietor of the Polonia, a Polish newspaper; president of the new Warsaw Land company, which has built up a town at Mlddleriver; proprietor of a large cannery on the new town site; president of a large building association; president of the board trustees of Holy Kosary church, and in addition con ducted a banking and money changing business. His liabilities are roughly esti mated at $20,000. It is believed that he lost the money in his many ventures. A warrant is said to be out for him for converting to his own use moneys belong ing to others. As banker Welseant is said to have received sums aggregating a large amount. He was also engaged iu the transmission of money for his pa trons to their relatives in Poland, but it is rumored that several large sums whieh he was given to send to Poland have not reached their destination. Welseant dis appeared about two weeks ago, saying he was going to New York to sell his newspaper property. A few days later he was seen in Lancaster, Pa. Cubans Move on Washington. Washington, Dec. 12.—The arrival in this city of Gen. Gonzalo de Quesada, the well-known agitator for the freedom of Cuba, and the announcement of his in tention to arrange for the establishment of headquarters, were matters of much interest today when the facts became known. Other members of the Cuban commission In the United States will be In Washington in a short time. Delegate Palmo will follow General Quesada In a few days. The campaign of recognition for the belligerents will be vigorously prosecuted here without delay. Several Cubaris who called upon Quesada upon his arrival last night were made ac quainted as nearly as possible with Cu ban events as they are progressing In the army. The President in the Blinds. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 12.—The presiden tial party occupied their blinds today for the third time on the present trip, rain and high winds having made it impossi ble to shoot the ducks In the early part of the week. The reports tonight indi cate that the day’s sport was fairly suc cessful. Tomorrow the Violet will leave Hatteras on the homeward trip. It Is possible that the vessel will have a stormy, passage up the sound, as high winds are reported tonight. AFTER THE_RAILROADS Senator Call Wants Them to Reduce Their Rates, REED IS TAKING HIS TIME He Will Not Name His "Committees Until the Last of Next Week. CIVIL SERVICE REFORM LEAGUES They Are Holding Their Fifteenth Annual Meeting—Mr. Riohard Henry Dana Severely Criticised Wanamak er’s Administration. Washington, Deo. 12.—Captain John son, commander of the cruiser Cincin nati, now at Key West on patrol duty, in a telegram to the navy department confirms the Southern Associated Press dispatch that tire on the coal bunkers of the vessel was discovered Tuesday, and that the magazines were flooded to pre vent explosion. According to the tele gram there was no damage. Speaker Reed will not in all probability name his committees until the very last of next week. The announcement may be delayed until the following Monday. If adjournment for the holidays be post poned until that date. Neither is it likely that the speaker will announce any sin gle committee. Among the bills introduced in the sen ate was one by Mr. Call, providing that passenger transportation on all railways engaged in interstate commerce shall not exceed 1 cent per mile. It is made lawful for every company to have sepiip ate cars for different races, nationalities and kinds of people; sleeping car charges are reduced to $1 for each twenty-four hours of occupancy; freight charges are ordered to be reduced to an amount not exceeding that necessary to pay the in terest (not exceeding 6 per cent) on the present value of the railway engaged in interstate commerce, estimated upon the basis of the cost on which railroads could be duplicated today. A tine of 110,000 for each violation is provided, half of which is to be paid to the informer, or by im-' prlsonment for not more than one year. , The death of Ex-Senator Thurman of Ohio caused profound sorrow at the capi tol, where a bulletin was circulated this afternoon announcing the death of the celebrated democratic leader. His former political associates and opponents alike spoke in terms of high respect and ad- , miration of the "Old Roman." Secretary Herbert said: "Judge Thur jnan was the nucleus around whom de 'mocracy rallied at the close of the war, when the condition of the party seemed to be hopeless. Amid all the horrors of reconstruction the people of the south looked to him as the great leader who was in the minds and hearts of the peo ple of the United States. Especially the south owes to him a debt of gratitude it will never forget. The news of his death will be received with unfeigned sorrow throughout the entire country." Thla National Civil Service Reform league’s fifteenth annual meeting began here this afternoon, when the delegates were welcomed by President John Joy Edson of the local organization. The of ficers of the league will be elected to morow and the meeting will close in the evening. In the course of an interest ing paper before the league this after noon on "Appointment End Tenure of Postmasters" by Richard Henry Dana of Cambridge, Mass., he severely criti cised the United States postal system. He related an occurrence during Ex- i Postmaster - General Wanamaker’s term of office In illustration of his position. He stated that a business man appointed postmas ter-general wrote to some of the model postmasters to consult with him on the business of the service. On account of pressure of the congressmen he was un able to fix a date before June after his inauguration in March, but even then these model postmasters got no further than his ante-room, where they vainly waited many hours while applicants under the wings of members of congress passed In before them. At last, after a week of waiting, one got Into the inner room and found the postmaster-general engaged In a discussion with a negro postmaster of a small town in the south over the question whether the appoint ment should not be revoked, not on the ground of unfitness, but because of a re mark that this negro had once attended a democratic caucus. After a quarter of an hour consumed over this question the postmaster-general had a moment or two to shake hands and explain that the business consultation must be postponed till next August, as he was overwhelmed with the pressure for places. This story, which is a true one, he said, I tell not as Illustrating the work of any one man, but of the heretofore duties of this cabi net position in general. As a result the organization of the department is on the same basis that it was under Franklin, when there were seventy-five postoffices In the country. Teasel* Wrecked. Gloucester. Mass., Dec. 12.—A dispatch received from St. Pierre Mlqueton says that a hurricane at great violence pre vailed there today, doing tremendous damage to shipping, and that the schoon ers Mabel R. Bennett, Hattie D. Llnnett, S. P. Willard and Jennie Seaverns, be longing to this port and engaged in the frozen herring fishery, were driven ashore and were a total loss. Also that the French cable steamer, Pouere Quer Tier, was blown ashore and wrecked. The vessels were among the finest sail ing from this port, and the loss Is a se vere one. The crews of all were saved' with much difficulty. Col. H. A. Hart’s Death. Atlanta, Dec. 12.—Col. H. A. Hart died here this morning as the result of Inju ries received last night. He attempted to step off a street car and slipped up, striking his head upon the asphalt pave ment. The shock was so great that he was rendered unconscious. His death was due lo a ruptured blood vessel In thd lower part of his skull. Colonel Hart was a prominent Floridian and was a pioneer citizen of Palatka. Plow Work* Burned. Monmouth, 111., Dec, 12.—Fire this evening destroyed the shops of the Weir Plow company The loss Is 2300,000, but Is fully covered by insurance. Three hundred men will be thrown out of em ployment. Granted a Stay. San Francisco, Dec. 12.—Judge Mur phy this morning granted a stay of exe cution In the Durant case for twenty d&ya. Of Alabama Meet in Annual Ses sion in Montgomery. I.H.ROSS ELECTED PRESIDENT Methods, Economical Feed Stuffs and Other Questions Discussed. THE POULTRY EXHIBITION CLOSES — Professor Dunne Predtots a Very Cold Win ter—The Winners at tho Chicken Show—Death of An Aged and Worthy Man. Montgomery, Dec. 12.—(Special.)—Tho Alabama Dairymen’s association met In annual session here today. There are about thirty of the most prominent dai rymen and milk stock raisers In the state present. The morning session was de voted to the routine business of the or der, the election of officers for the en suing year, etc. Mr. Isaac Rosb, Opeli ka’s great dairyman, was elected pres ident, and Mr. T. H. Bates of Uniontown secretary and treasurer. The afternoon session was devoted to the discussion of methods, economical feed stuffs, etc., all of which will be of Interest and profit to those present. The convention adjourned ■ tonight. Winners at the Chioken Show. The following prizes were awarded at the poultry exposition here today by the Judge, Mr. Loren Brown, of Bolingbroke, Ga.; R. O. Campbell, Atlanta, Ga.—Light Brahmas. First premium on cock, score, 92% points; hen, 63%; cockerel, 97; pullet, 94%. Third premium on hen, 92, black Langshan. First premium on pullet, 92%; cockerel, 90. Second premium on pullet, 92; hen, 93%. Third premium on hen, 93%. White Leghorns, first premium on hen, 94%; cockerel, 92%; pullet. 95%. Second premium on hen, 93%; pullet, 95%. Third premium on pullet, 95. Bluff Pekin Ban tams, second premium on cockerel, 93%. Black-breasted game Bantams, first pre mium on cock, 95; second premium on hen, 94; pullet, 93%. W. J. Tullis, Montgomery, Ala.—Brown Leghorns. First premium on pullet, score, 95 points; cockerel, 93; second premium on pullet, 94; hen, 92. M. W. Blue, Montgomery—Black Leg horns. First premium on hen, score, 94 points. pick Stlckney, Montgomery—Black breasted Game Bantams. First pre miumon pullet, score, 93% points; pullet 9$'%; hen, 95. Second premium on cock, 94%. G. F. W. Keynton.Montgomery—White Leljhssnn. Second premium on cockerel sooire, 89 points. %. J. Garner, Atlanta—Buff Pekin Bantams. First premium on pullet, score, 98%: cock, 95. W. T. McMullen, Greenville, Ala.— Silver Wyandottes. First premium on cockerel, score 91 points. Third premium on pullet, 92. Dr. B. H. Whittington, Greenville, Ala. —Silver Wyandottes. First premium on cock, score 93 points; pullet, 94%. Sec ond premium on pullet, 94%. First pre mium on hen, 85 5-8. Hon. H. D. Clayton. Eufaula. Ala.— Light Brahmas. Second premium on pullet, score 91 points. P. M. Johns. Montgomery—Buff Ply mouth Rocks. First premium on pullet, score 91% points. Second premium on cockerel, 89; pullet, 91. Third premium oh pullet. 91. Dunne Promises aCold Winter. Professor Dunne of this city, whose predictions of the weather have been so prophetic, promulgates the following today; The winter will be colder than the av erage. although the temperature at no time will fall as low as last winter. The real cold spell will set in about January 10 and last till about the 27th; it will then warm up, followed by frcezfng weather the first week In February, and the hard est part of the winter will be over by the 10th. This will be followed by genial weather up to the last week, when again freezing weather may be looked for. The last freeze of the season will be about March 15. Mr. A. J. Noble, an old and well-known citizen, was found dead In his bed early this morning. He retired last night in his usual.health, and his death is a great surprise and shock to his family and many friends. Mr. Noble was 83 years old. and was mayor of Montgomery In 1862-3, and made an efficient officer. He was a good Chris tian and an upright man. He was for many years, and up to about two years ago. manager of the Tallassee Manufac turing company. His funeral will take place tomorrow. Rev. A. J. Stokes Acquitted. Rev. A. J. Stokes, the negro minister who has been on trial, charged with the seduction of a member of his congrega tion, a young girl named Mallssa Lamp ley, was. after a sensational trial lasting through three days, pronounced innocent by a Jury this afternoon. The girl and hUr parents swear to his criminality, but tfcelrjestimony was given little credence. The church sisters congregated around Stokes after the acquittal and almost sgiotnered him with congratulations. A Close Call. Tolgdo, O., Dec. 12.—An electric car .cnntsSning four passengers had a mar velous escape this afternoon In this city fzijm/destruction by a locomotive, and where death seemed unavoidable to the half dozen souls on the car only one was seriously hurt. The car was crossing the tracks, at Western avenue, of the Cfcivqr Leaf railroad, when a light en gine came along at a high rate of speed. What, followed astounded the few eye witnesses of the affair. The engine lifted tbs car bodily from the rails and carried liTtuly 100 feet away before coming to a stop. The motor was badly damaged. Mbs Emma Garllng had her back hurt, and Conductor Manson was cut about the head. August Meyers .jumped through the street car window and was horribly cut up. He bled profusely, and is the moat Seriously injured. The other persons in the car escaped Injury. STILL CONBIPERABLE~EXCITBMENT The Matter to Be Ferreted Out—The Gov ernor Being Censured. Topeka. Kas., Dec. 12.—There Is still great excitement here over the finding of the body of Mrs. Lillis at the Kansas Medical college, but there Is no further .danger of a riotous attack on the college. Ex-Chief Justice Horton,' one of the trus tees of -the college, this morning served notice on the faculty that if they do not clear up the entire affair he will summa rily withdraw from the board and insti tute a prosecution for the entire body. At noon today It was announced that the mystery as to how the body of Mrs. Lillis was obtained will be ventilated, and that steps will be taken to send the guilty parties to jail within twenty-four hours. This assurance has had a quiet ing effect. Nothing since the'legislative war of three years ago has so excited the people of Topeka. Battery B was on the grounds with guns until daylight this morning, and a strong police force Is still watching the college property. The militia from Lawrence did not come. The orders were countermanded just as they were about to take a special train fOr Topeka. There is considerable feeling against Governor Merrill for calling Out the mil itia. The members of the Ancient Order of United Workmen went promptly to their homes at the adjournment of the lodges, and It Is claimed that the police would have been able to cope with the crowd about the building. Governor Merrill claims that he was justified in hla action. The Fate of Many. New York. Dec. 12.—'The Herald says this morning: Two’men were the only mourners at Wo*>dlawn cemetery yesterday at the funeral services, over the body of Alex ander Collie, a man who, a few years tab In the civil war he was a noted ago, was known in every Kuropean capl blockade runner and established quar ters at Wilmington, N. C. Under the guns of Fort Fisher this ‘blockade run ner’ carried on a thriving trade in the contraband articles of war and exported the cotton of the south. The house which he established at Wilmington was an abode of luxury and lavish hospitali ty. There the leaders of the Southern Confederacy met to take counsel to gether. Collie, who at one time could have drawn his check for millions of dollars, died on November 15 almost destitute, and his funeral expenses were paid by a son of an old friend. There Is no name on the coffin plate, for he died under the assumed name of George McNeil. LAVRETTA WILL CASE. A Compromise Reached and the Matter Set tled—The Estate to Be Equally Divided Between the Three Children. Mobile, Dec. 12.—(Special.)—Negotia tions have been pending several days be tween attorneys In the famous Lavretta will case looking to an amicable settle ment without going to the supreme court. This morning a compromise was reached and the matter definitely sejttled. The agreement provides that the estate of John Lawrence Lavretta, amounting to about $300,000, shall be equally divided between the three children. Besides this one-third division. Constantine Lavretta paid over $15,000, It is said, to offset the amount of certain property given him be fore his father’s death. Getting Badly Mixed. New York, Dec. 12.—Lawyer House, -who was assigned to defend Barbara Aub, who was Indicted for perjury In the trial of Langerman for criminal as sault, had an Interview wltlf'SftkB Aub today. When Mr. House was seen after ward he said she made the following statement: "I have absolutely no recollection of having made any confession. The story I told on the stand at the trial was the ahsolute truth. I did not state that In the relation that existed between Lan german and myself no force was used. If I did so state It Is untrue. 1 have no reason for making such a statement. Mr. Langerman did use force.” The Princess Viroqua, who, with Miss Smedley, left Miss Aub when Mr. House did, said that Barbara Aub told her that she had no recollection of ever having been to Recorder Goff’s house or of hav ing made a confession to him. Convicted, But Will Appeal. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 12.—A special from Waco, Tex., to the Scripps-MoRae league says that E. T. Hathaway, agent of the •Waters-Pierce Oil company and one of the defendants In what Is popularly termed the Standard Oil Trust compa nies, was convicted today, after a ten days’ trial In the district court, of violat ing the Texas anti-trust law. There are four other defendants, agents qf the Wa ters-PIcrce company, awaiting trial. The indictments also Include John D. Rocke feller, Henry M. Flagler and other offi cers of the Standard Oil and Waters Plerce companies, although none of these defendants have been arrested and placed within the Jurisdiction of the court, de spite vigorous efforts to secure their ar rest and extradition. The result of the trial today occasions great surprise. The verdict will be appealed from and fought to the court of last resort. The Jury as sessed the penalty against Hathaway at a fine of $50. Mrs. Seabrooke Dropped Dead. Washington, Dec. 12.—Mr®. B. W. Sea brooke, clerk In the patent office, Interior department, died suddenly this morning shortly after entering the building. Mrs. Seabrooke was In the dressing room of the office and had Just removed her wraps when she remarked to a lady clerk that she felt ill. She dropped on a lounge and in a few moments was dead. The body was removed to the undertakers. The, cause of death is thought to be heart disease. Mrs. Seabrooke was a member of a distinguished family that came from South Carolina, having been appointed from Charleston. S. C. She was a sister-in-law of Dr. Ballinger, the noted physician of Charleston. Mrs. Seabrooke was about 58 years of age and leaves three daughters. Her remains will be taken to South Carolina for In terment. The Grand Stand Burned. Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 12.—About 9 o’clock this morning a fire Rtarted In the east end of the grand stand at Brighton Beach race track, and before extinguished had burned the grand stand and half the track stables, causing a loss of about *26,000. The Brighton Beach grand stand was one of the first built in this country, and was for that reason probably the most famous. It had stood there for over ten years. It had been altered and Improved several times and was put in the form in which It was destroyed this morning about five years ago. The stand was enlarged considerably when the old half-mile track was replaced by the new track. The A. G. 8. October.Heport. New York. Dec. 12.—The Alabama Great Southern road reports for October gross earnings of *173,177, an Increase of *17,174, and net earnings of *71,572, an In crease of $9672. and from July 1 to Octo ber 31 gross earnings of $567,765, an in crease of $69.556,and net earnings of $207. 958, an increase of $36,324. Don’t Monkey With an Editor. Huntington, W. Va., Dec. 12.—The Jury trying John Bingham for assault upon City Editor Yowell of the Times returned a verdict of guilty of felony at noon. The other men charged with conspiring to kill the editor will now be placed on trial. .... THE NATIONALjiWMAKERS The Tariff Question Comes in for Some Attention. HOW TO RETIRE GREENBACKS Give National Banks 10 Per Cent Premium for Them and Silver Certificates. ■ - MR. STEW TO BE HEARD FROM .* V V £ - The Con' o ,o on Finance Likely to Be <3 Cal l to Beport on the EffectB g he Gold Standard—Do / * logs of Both Houses. r ' 'at - C? VS* .ington, Dec. 12.—The first gun In the tariff fight in the Fifty-fourth con gress was fired today in the house by the venerable Ex-Speaker Grow, representa tive at luige from Pennsylvania. At his request the house went into committee of the whole on the state of the union and for nearly an hour he compared the working of the protective tariff as It ex isted from 1S.61 to 1804 with the results achieved by the present law, asserting that the latter had not proved much of d success. He proposed Instead of the re tirement of the greenbacks in existence for bonds, as recommended by President Cleveland, that national banks be per mitted to deposit them and the silver certificates as well in exchange for cir culating- notes, receiving $110 for every $100 so deposited, the greenbacks and certificates when deposited to be cancel ed. The gold reserve, he contended, would always prove a weakness when ever and as long as the government was compelled to borrow money to meet its expenditures. Several resolutions of inquiry of execu tive departments were offered and pass ed. hi i.ao p. m. me nouse adjourned till Monday. The Senate. After a two hours' session the senate adjourned until Monday next. Two bills to secure the payment of the Indebted ness of the Pacific railroads to the gov ernment were introduced—one by Mr. Frye almost identical with the one in troduced by him last congress, and one by Mr. Thurston, republican, of Nebras ka. Mr. Thurston's bill asks for a sale to1 the highest bidder of the government claim at not less than BO per cent of the amount, the purchaser to become pos sessed of all the right, title and lien of the United States, including the right of foreclosure, possession and operation of the roads. Mr. Call made a short speech in sup port of his resolution relative to the massacres of Armenians in the Turkish empire and the resolution was referred to the committee on foreign relations. Then Mr. PefTer made a speech on his bill for the proper disposition of the re mains of senators and representatives who die in the capital during a session of congress. No action was taken on the bill. A resolution instructing the committee on finance to inquire and report what effect and the difference existing be tween gold standard countries and sil ver standard countries had on the agri cultural, manufacturing and industries of the United States was offered by Mr. Stewart, populist, who gave notice that he would submit some remarks upon it next Monday. Mr. White, democrat, of California, of fered a resolution to amend the rules by providing that "all debate shall be rel evant and confined to the subject di rectly before the senate, and gave notice that he would address the senate upon it next Tuesday. A resolution was offered by Mr. Hans brough, republican, of North Dakota, and agreed to, Instructing the secretary of agriculture to report to the senate whether or not he had expended the whole or any part of the appropriation made last session for the purchase and distribution of seeds and for the printing and distribution of "farmers' bulletins." A brief executive session was held at the close of Mr. Peffer's speech, and then, at 2 p. m., the senate adjourned until next Monday. NEW TRIALS GRANTED. Opinion of the Virginia Supreme Court in the Lunenburg Case*. Richmond, Va„ Dec. 12.—The supreme court of appeals today granted new tri als in the cases of Pokey Barnes, Mary Abernathy and Solomon Marable, who were convicted of the murder of Mrs. Pollard in Lunenburg county. The opinion was by Judge Buchanan and discussed at length. The court holds that where the record In a capital case shows that the Jury were adjourned from one day to another It ought also to show that upon such adjournment they were committed to the custody of the proper officers, with instructions not to speak to them nor allow anyone else to speak to them touching the trial of the case In which they are engaged. As the record in this case falls to show this a new trial is granted. On the point that the prisoners did not have counsel the court says that unless it were shown that counsel was denied, w'hich is not the case, the fact that the prisoners did not have counsel would not be ground for reversing judgment, but It lays down the doctrine that the constitutional right of every person ac cused of a crime Is to have counsel; that It is the duty of the court to ask some lawyer to act as counsel, and that It Is the duty of every lawyer to respond to such an appeal. Judge Riley handed down a dissenting opinion aa to the question of the custody of th“ Jury etc He holds that while It Is necessary that the jury should be placed in the cus tody of the proper officer, etc., the state ment of the case Is not a necessary part of the record to sustain the Judgment, it should be presumed, he says, that the trial In court proceeded In the usual way unless the contrary appears b- ie record, or was made by some afa ,iate proceeding. m 100,000Armenians Massacred. London, Dec. 12.—The following tele gram from Constantinople, dated Decem ber 6, and signed by a number of Ar menians In that city, has reached Lon don: "Armenia Is In her last gasp. The work of extermination continues. The massacred people number 100,000. A half million survivors have taken refuge In the forests and mountains, where they are feeding upon herbs and roots. Hun ger and cold have begun to ravage great ly. In the name of humanity and Chris tianity sav* us."