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1 J. H. EfcTILL, Editor and Proprietor. f SENATE BILLS IN A RUSH. MOKE INTRODUCED THAN ON ANY PREVIOUS SINGLE DAY. All Sorts of Subjects for Legislative Action Included, in the List—Mr. Crisp to Succeed Mr. Turner as Chair man of the House Committee on Elections. Washington, Dec. 12.—1n the Senate to day, immediately after the reading of the journal of Thursday, Mr. Hoar offered a resolution naming the Senators to consti tute the standing committees for the Fiftieth Congress. The resolution was adopted. A similar resolution naming Senators to constitute select committees was also offered by Mr. Hoar and adopted. A large number of communications and petitions were presented and referred. Among them were the following: Relating to the importation of rum and other liquors into the Congo States. To prevent the manufacture, importation and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Ter ritories. For the allowance of a bounty of $8 38j£ per mouth to all men who served in the army during the war. Dor pensions to all who served during the war. For a committee of arbitration with Great Britain. For the amendment of the constitution, allowing Congress to pass uniform laws on the subject of marriage aud divorce; for an amendment to the constitution prohibit ing the manufacture, importation or sale of intoxicating liquors in the United States. BILLS INTRODUCED. Many bills were introduced and referred, some of which had been before the last Congress, but failed of action. Among them were the following: By Mr. Beck —For the retirement of United States legal tender and national bank notes of small denomination and the issue of coin certificates in lieu of gold and silver certificates. By Mr. Dolph—For the admission of the Slate of Washington into the Union. Also restoring to the United States certain lands granted to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Also repealing the preemption and timber culture laws. By Mr. Harris —To authorize juries in United States Circuit Courts and District Courts co be used interchangeably. Also for warehousing fruit brandy. By Mr. Bowen—For free coinage of silver. / By Mr. Morrill—To credit and pay to the several States and Territories all money collected under the direct tax act of 18 3. Bv Mr. Butler—Authorizing the Secretary of War to transfer certain property in Charleston to that city. By Mr. Aldrich—To authorize the Secre tary of the Treasury to apply the surplus money in the Treasury to the purchase of United States bonds, or to the prepayment of interest on the public debt By Mr. Manderson—Granting a pension to every soldier and sailor who is incapaci tated for the performance of manual labor, and for pensions to dependent relatives of crippled soldiers and sailors. He said he introduced this bill at the unanimous re quest of the Executive Committee of the Grand Army of the Republic. Also for the admission of the State of Dakota, and the organization of the Territory of Lincoln. By Mr. Stewart—For the issue of coin cert ificates to circulate as money. By Mr. Call—For the retirement of Uni ted States Judges on account of disability. By Mr. Cullom —For a pension to the widow of Gen. John A. Logan. By Mr. Hale—To prohibit the letting of government work to contractors employing convict labor. By Mr. Wilson, of lowa—To create peace among the nations by an arbitration com mittee. By Mr. Vance—To amend the civil ser vice act. It prorides that the Civil Service Commission shall have no power to make any rule or regulation excluding any ap plicant for examination and appointment by reason of age, nor for dropping any one from the list of eligible* because of time limitation. It further provides that at the request of any appointing officer of the gov ernment, it shall be the duty of the commis sion to send to him the names of all who have been examined and found competent from which to make his selection. By Mr. Sherman —For the encouragement of closer commercial relations and in the interest of ' the perpetuation of peace be tween the United States and the republics of Mexico aud of Central and South America and the empire of Brazil. By Mr. Farwell—To perpetuate the national banking system (already pub- REGULATINO IMMIGRATION. Also to regulate immigration of convicts, paupers, idiots and insane persons from any foreign country into the United States is hereby prohibited. This act is to take effect ninety days after its passage and approval. It proscribes a rigid system of consular cer tification in foreign countries, nnd inspec tion in this country by Treasury officials to carry out the intent of the first "section, and provides severeipennlties for its infraction. Mr. Blaine—To aid in the establishment and temporary support of common schools. Also, for constitutional amend mendments extending the right of suffrage to women. Also, as to tlio manufacture, importation, exportation, transportation and sale of alcoholic liquors. By Mr. Turpie—For the admission of the States of Washington and Dakota. By Mr. Hoar—For the erection of a monu ment to the negro soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for the preservation of the government. By Mr. Mitchell, of Oregon—Abrogating all treaties with the Chinese empire so far as they permit the coming of Chinese into the United States, and absolutely prohibit ing the same except ns to diplomatic, con sulnr and other officials. Also to pro hibit objectionable foreign immigration, encouraging desirable immigration, defend American institutions and protect Ameri can labor. By Mr. Dolph—Proposing a constitutional amendment empowering Congress to legis late on the subject of marriage and divorce and prohibiting bigamy and polygamy. Also to provide for fortifications and other sea-coast defenses. It apropriatea sl2l - to be available as follows: $21,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 20, 1889; $9,000,000 for each fiscal year t hereafter for a period of eleven years, and $5,877,800 for the fiscal year ending June 1901, which sums are to lie expended in accordance with recommendations made in Ihe report of the fortifications board in the construction of fortifications at places named in that report- These include ail the most prominent ports on the Atlantic, I aciflc, Gulf and Lake coast-. By Mr. Eustis—To provide for a joint celentation at Washington 1889 by the sixteen American Republic in honor of the conteunial of the constitution of the par ent republic—the United States. It provides •or a commisaion of nine members to make arrangements for a celebration, and an ap propriation of *300,000 for expenses. By Mr. Cameron—Extending the advan tages of the eight hour law to-let ter carriers. Also to promote foreign trade, and encour- #H nrritttM k twtfk ang the American merchant marine. It is the subsidy bill introduced by Mr. Cameron two years ago. ONE CENT POSTAGE. Mr. Beck offered a resolution directing the Post Office Committee to inquire into the advisability of reducing the rate of letter l>ostage to Ic. when letters do not exceed one ounce in weight, and asked that it be laid on the table, saying he might introduce a bill to that effect. It was so ordered. Mr. Hale offered a preamble and resolu tion reciting the provision of the civil ser vice law which prohibits government offi cials from offensive partisanship, and the letters of the President, and of Commis sioner Oberlv on the subject; and provid ing for the appointment of a select com mittee of seven to examine fully into the pre ent condition of the civil service in all its branches; to ascertain whether appoint ments have been based on merit and quali cation or distributed as partisan favors, and as to the participation of government officials in political conventions and elec tions, with power to employ stenographers. He said that he would call it up for action hereafter. Mr. Platt gave notice that he would to-morrow offor a resolution providing for open sessions of the Senate on treaties and on executive nominations, unless when otherwise ordered. Mr, Call offered a resolution instructing the Judiciary Committee to report legisla tion necessary to prevent the United States courts in managing railroads by receivers from depriving lawful creditors of their liens on such railroads by the sale of property under receivers’ certificates. It was placed on the calendar. By Mr. Farwell—To repeal the internal revenue tax on tobacco in all forms, and to repeal import duties on sugar and tobacco. It also provides that a bounty of $1 40 per pound shall be paid producers of raw sugar, tank bottoms, syrups of cane juice, or best juice, and other sugar products. PUBLIC BUILDING BILLS. A great many bills for the erection of public buildings were introduced. The chief among these call for $1,500,000 at New Orleans. $1,500,000 at Omaha, and $1,200,000 at Milwaukee. Mr. Edmunds introduced his postal tele graph bill of two years ago. Mr. Butler offered a resolution, which was adopted, for the appointment of a select committee of five to inquire into the advisa bility and practicability of establishing and maintaining a postal telegraph. The credentials and papers in the West Virginia election case, were referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. After a short session for executive business the Senate adjourned. In the House. In the House this morning a number of executive communications, principally rela tive to private claims in New Mexico, were laid before the House by the Speaker aud appropriately referred. Mr. Springer, of Illinois, presented the petition of Owen G. Chase, who claims to be elected Delegate from the Territory of Cimaron, commonly known as the “Public Land Strip.” Speaker Carlisle having left the chair and having called upon Mr. Crisp to preside, briefly requested the House to relieve him of the responsibility of appointing the Com mittee on Elections. He said that the early selection of that committee by the House would greatly facilitate the appointment of the other committees. A resolution was adopted providing that the House will to-morrow proceed to the election of the Committee on Elections, and the House then adjourned. Immediately after the adjournment the Republicans held a short caucus and selected the following as their members of the House Elections Committee, all lieing law yers; Messrs. Rowell of Illinois, Houk of Tonnessee, Cooper of Ohio, Lyman of lowa, Johnson of Indiana, and Lodge of Massa chusetts. CHOICE OF THE DEMOCRATS. Half an hour after the adjournment of the Republican caucus the Democratic Repre sentatives met in caucus to choose the ma jority of the election committee. Mr. Holman, moved that Mr. Turner, of Georgia, who was chairman of tho comm t tee on elections during the last Congress, be again appointed to that position. Mr. Tur ner declined. A committee was selected to choose the majority of the Elections Committee, and before it retired, Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, moved that the Caucus Committee be in structed to report Mr. Turner’s name as chairman. Again Mr. Turner declined, al though the vote on the motion was unani mously favorable, and the committee re tired to deliberate. Their consultation lasted over an hour, aud considerable diffi culty was experienced In the task of selec tion. Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, was sent for and asked to accept the chairmanship, which he respect fully declined. After further discussion, however, the committee insisted on its choice of Mr. Crisp as chairman and re ported his name to the caucus, together with tho names of the following gentlemen, to constitute the majority of the Committee on Elections: Messrs. Outhwaite of Ohio, Barry of Mississippi, O’Ferrall of Virginia, Maish of Pennsylvania, O’Neal of Indiana, Moore of Texas, Johnson of North Caro lina, and Heard of Missouri. The caucus accepted the report aud adjourned. PUBLIC BUILDING SITEB. A Precedent Which May be a Pointer for savannah. Washington, Dec. 12. —Supervising Ar chitect Freret to-day gave instructions for the location of the new public public build ing at Huntsville, Ala., on the lot between Eustis and Randolph streets, with ojienings on these streets, and also on Green street. This action is taken in accordance with the wishes of citizens of Huntsville, who were not entirely pleased with the site o iginally selected, and who made a respectful appeal to the architect for a change. Mr. Freret, in speaking of the matter to-day, said that hereafter, in the selection of sites for public buildings lie will tie governed almost, entirely by the wishes of the people most directly concerned. Secret Session of the Senate. Washington, Dec. 12.—1n the secret ses sion of the Senate to-day nothing was done except to read and refer the nominations already seut in. The Senate is about to remove the injunc tion of secrecy from the journal of the ex ecutive proceedings from the year 1829 up to the end of the Fortieth Congress, twenty years ago. It fills fifteen volume*. A Monetary Convention with Mexico. Washington, Dec. 12.—There i current some talk of a monetary convention with Mexico under which the gold aud silver coins of the United States and the gold and silver coins of Mexico would be made legal tender in both countries upon the agree ment that each government should redeem its own coin at par upon demand. Opening the Army to Southerners. Washington, Dec. 12. —A bill was intro duced in the Senate today by Mr. Gibson to repeal the act forbidding the appointment to any position in the army of any Pei son who served in any capacity in the military, naval or civil service of the so-calk* Con federacy. SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1887. SENT IN TO BE CONFIRMED. Another Batch of Recess Nominations | Before the Senate. Washington, Dec. 12.—The President to-day sent the following nominations to the Senate: To be Envoys Extraordinary and Minis ter Plenipotentiary of the United States— Oscar S. Straus, of Now York, to Turkey; Alexander R. Lawton, of Georgia, to Aus tria-Hungary; Bayless W. Hanna, of In diana, to tiie Argentine Republic. To be Minister resident and Consul Gen eral of the United States —S. S. Carlisle, of Louisiana, to Bolivia. To be Consul General of the United States —Jared Lawrence Rathboue, of Califor nia, at Paris; Charlton H. Way, of Georgia, at St. Petersburg; D. Lynch Pringle, of South Carolina, at, Constantinople; Harrold Marsh Sewell, of Maine, at Apia. To be Secretaries of Legation and Consuls General of tho United States—John G. Walker, of Texas, at Bogota; James P. Hosmer. of New York, at Guatomela. To be Secretary of Legation of the United States—Charles Chaillee Long, of New York, to Corea; Samuel T. Williams, of Maryland, to Brazil. G. Brown Goode, to be Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries. Richard IV. Dunlap, of Tennessee, to be Consul at Stratford, Ontario. Consuls—N. J. George, of Tennessee, at Charlottetown, Prince Edward’s Island; Edward J. Hill, of North Carolina, at Mon tevideo; William O. Patton, of North Caro lina, at Bahia; George C. Tanner, of South Carolina, at Pictou, Nova Scotia. Leigh W. Reid, of Virginia, to be Assist ant Register of the Treasury. Marshall Parks, of Virginia, to be Super vising Inspector of Steam Vessels for the Third district (Baltimore). Postmasters—Louisa T. Long, at Greeu ville, Ala.; James W. White, at Kosciusko, Miss. Collectors of Internal Revenue—Keer Craige for the Fifth district of North Caro lina; Whitfield Walker for the District of Florida. Collector of Customs—Stephen Hunter, for the District of Tappahannock, Va.; Peter F. Coghill, for the District of Peters burg, Va. Almost all of to-day's nominations were of persons appointed during the recess of Congress. FISHERY RIGHTS. Present Status of the Negotiations of I the Commissioners. Washington. Dec. 12.—When the fisheries negotiations met Secretary Bayard on behalf of the United States, proposed to the Brit ish Commissioners that the same privileges be accorded American fishing vessels in Ca nadian ports.that we allowed Canadian fish ing vessels in our ports, the one to be consid ered reciprocal to the other. To this the British Commissioners acting at the request of Canada as represented by Sir Charles Tupper, responded with a coun ter proposition to the effect that they would grant what was asked foe our fishing vessels, and also the right to fish in the Canadian inshores fisherlo- if the United States would conclude anew reciprocity treaty similar to that of 1854. To this the American Commissioners responded that we did not want the inshore fisheries, and that we do not propose to pur chase the rights we claimed, but that we would be willing to refer the question of these rights, with the three-mile limit ques tion, to arbitration, and finally that this matter must be disposed of before the question of reciprocity should be taken up. At this point the negotiations rest. The British Commissioners will consult the members of the Dominion government in the interval as to the next step. The British Commis sioners appear to be willing to do whatever Canada wants. Sir Charles Tupper is her spokesman in the negotiations. In any event we will come out with honor, for either we will secure the rights we claim by concession from Great Britain or by the decision of the arbitrators, or should the commissions refuse to agree to either settle ment the rightousness of our position will be demonstrated. The American side of the controversy has been clearly and ad mirably stated in the negotiations so that no matter what the outcome is our position before the world is assured. TIMBER DEPREDATIONS. Five Prominent Developers Indicted in Montana. Washington, Dec. 12.—Information has been received at the General Land Office that the United States grand jury in Mon tana, has found indictments against Thomas T. Oakes, J. M. Buckley, E. L. Bonneo, A. B. Hammond and L. J. Hathaway for un lawfully taking timber from the public lands of the United States and ship ping the same out of the Terri tory. Mr. Oakes is Vice-President and General Manager of the Northern Pa cific railroad. Mr. Buckleyj is Assistant General Manager of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Mr. Bonner is timber agent of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and President of the Montana Improvement Company. Mr. Hammond is timber agent of the Northern Pacific railroad and General Manager of the Mon tana Improvement Company, and Mr. Hathaway is Assistant General Manager of the Montana Improvement Company. These indictments are undei-stood to be in connection with tho proceedings pending against the Northern Pacific Railroad Com pany and Montana Improvement Company, involving trespasses upon public timber to the amount of about $2,000,000. Reagan and the Carriers. Washington, Doc. 12.—A bill was intro duced in the donate to-day by Mr. Reagan to amend the interstate commerce act so as to bring express cars, Pullman oars, sleep ing cars and all other cars owned by pri vate citizens or roiqxirationH within its operations, the same as if they were tech nically “common carriers.” Also to amend Section 4 of the same act by providing that competition of railroads and water routes shall not be construed to create dissimilar circumstances and conditions within the meaning of the act. Flooding the Senate. Washington. Dee. 12.—The total num ber of bills and joint resolutions introduced in the Senate to-day was 594, a larger num ber than was ever before introduced in the Senate in one day. The aggregate amount of the appropriations provided for by the public building bills is $7,t>45,000. Bills were introduced by Mr. Call to increase the ap propriation for the public budding at Jack sonville, Fla., from *175,000 to $275,000,and at Key West from $175,000 to $250,000. Judge Goolrick Resigns. Washington, Dec. 12. Judge J. T. Goolrick, of Virginia, Chief of the Inspec tion Division of the office of tho Second Assistant Postmaster General, has resigned. Ways and Means Chairmanship. Washington, Dec. IB.—The Speaker has finally determined, it is stated, to appoint Mr. Mills, of Texas, Chairman of the Com mittee on Wavs and Means. HARPER GETS TEN YEARS HIS WIFE AND SISTER-IN-LAW WEEPING IN COURT. Jurors and Spectators Also Bathed in Tears —The Judge Orders the Con demned Taken to the Penitentiary Without Delay and He Starts on in the Afternoon. Cincinnati, Dec. 12. —The jury in the Harper ease this morning rendered a ver dict of guilty, as charged in the indictment. This meant guilty on thirty-three counts left for the jury to act upon. Judge Hugo sentenced Harper to ten years in tho Ohio penitentiary, and the judge ordered that the Marshal convey him thither at once. The greatest crowd yet gathered in the corridors of the Unite ! States Court room assembled this morning long before the time for the assembling of the court. It was sim ply impossible for ladies to gel in at the public door, and only those who had friends to show them private entrances could reach the court room. At 10 o'clock Judge Sage appeared alone, Judge Jackson having been called to hold court in Covington. Court was opened and seven minutes later the jury filed in. As soon as tiiey were seated Judge Sage asked if they had agreed upon a verdict, and the foreman said they had. The Judge directed tho clerk to re ceive it. harper’s entry. Iu two minutes the Marshal entered, fol lowed by Harper, looking pale and con cerned. " Behind him came his wife, looking as if she was borne up by faith that she was to heai' good news from the jury. Miss Matthews, her sister, followed. When they were seated the clerk took the sealed en velope, tore it open aud read the fatal words: “YVe the jury find tho defendant guilty as charged in the indictment.” Tart meant guilty on all the thirty-throe counts left for the jury- to act upon. Mrs. Harper sat as if transfixed, but Miss Matthews found relief in tears which she struggled with all her power to repress. Mr. Blackburn moved arrest of judgment, which the court immediately overruled. Then District Attorney Burnett moved for immediate sentence. CUMULATIVE SENTENCES. Judge Hage, in a somewhat lengthy opin ion, stated tho result of Ids investigation on the question of cumulative sentences in a case like this, and this gave some relief to the suddenness of the blow upon Harper’s family. Mr. Blackburn arose and said that the defendant wished him to say that he had nothing to add to what had been said, ex cept to thank the court for its fair and im partial treatment, and ask that the court be as merciful as the circumstances and the law would permit. At 10:25 o’clock the court directed Harper to stand up. It was a most distressing scene. The strong man stood with tears coming down his cheeks, but no other sign of emotion, save his blanched face. A SAD SCENE. Behind his chair, with bowe l head sat his wife in an agony that had no better manifestation than" the wringing of her hands. Tears did not come to her relief. Miss Matthews,was far more demonstrative but still repressed her sobs, and in her own distress reached over to try to comfort her sister. So they sat while the court with impressive solemnity recited the usual form of sentence, saying the evidence left no doubt of the defendant’s guilt, and that the offense merited the highest penalty of tho law, which would be used now; ten years in the Ohio penitentiary, and that the Marshal convey liiui thither at once. Still no outcry. Harper sat down, turning to his wife, l’hcir bps met, her hands were around his neck, his arms encompassed her. The silence in the court room was awful. The jurors wept. 'Women and men all over the court room wore in tears. THE JUDGE RELENTLESS. The silence was broken by Mr. Blackburn making a last request from the court. That was that the order tor immediate imprison ment be suspended, and he gave as his reason that there was much business to be attended to by Harper in which his wife was closely concerned, and it would be exceed ingly difficult to attend it unless Harper could remain here a few days. But the court was relentless. Jugge Sage said there could be opportunity for his wife to see him in Co lumbus, and he repeated the order to the Marshal to convey him thither to-day. At 10:30 o’clock the jury was discharged, and Marshal Urner conducted the defend ant to the Marshal’s office, where they spent some time. Harper then went to jail, where he spent the afternoon preparing for his de parture. His bedding, trunk and other property were taken out and sent to his house. His family joined him and he bade them good by. his wife’s farewell. Mrs. Harper lingered after the others had departed, aud her farewell was spoken with him alono. A moment afterward bo ap peared as unmoved ns ever. Shortly before 4 o’clock a carriage ap peared at tho jail into which Harper and the Deputy Marshals entered and were driven to tho Central passenger depot. There was a small gathering of people there to see him enter toe train, but the deputies avoided the front entrance and en tered the depot from the west end. He was placed in a parlor car of the Mid land train in the smoking compartment, and the curtains drawn. Here Miss Matthews joined him, accompanied by her father and her brother. A crowd gather* and about tho car and waited until the train moved out. At 4:05 o’clock the great head Of the once famous Fidelity Bank, was on his . way to the Ohio penitentiary at Columbus. HIGGINS TOJtESIGN. He Claims that He Can Make More Money than Hia Place Pays Him. Washington, Dec. 12.—Eugene Higgins will leave the Treasury Department by Jan. 1. He resigns to go into private business, on the ground that ha can make more in it than the $2,500 a year he receives now as Appointment. Clerk. He would have resigned long ago if it had not been for the nows papers. He. took the office originally as a temporary thing to please Secretary Man ning, who wanted anew Appointment Clerk in a hurry. Higgins wanted an office in Baltimore, so that ho <vuld live home and attend to his private busi ness without inconvenience, but before he could resign the newspapers began to talk about him, and feeling that he would be unwise to resign under fire he held on. Nothing baa been said about him for sometime now so that bo feels that he ram get out gracefully. The office is one of minor importance, finder this administra tion the Appointment Clerk does not appoint. He only record* appointments, o.nnlaton’B Car Works. Anniston, Ala., Dec. 12.—A cable from London announce* that the United States Rolling Stock Company lias decided to in crease its capital stock from $3,000,000 to $4,000,000, and to build at Anniston a large car works, including a rolling mill and foundry, capable of turning out twenty cars a day. The work* will employ 1,000 men, and will disburse SIO,OOO a day for lalnir and material. FRANCE’S CABINET. A List of Those Whom M. Tirard Will Gather About Him. Pa kis, Deo. 12. —The Journal. Official to-morrow will publish a list of the new Cabinet as follows: M. Tirard, President of tho Council, Min ister of Finance and Minister of Posts and Telegraphs; M. Failliere, Minister of Jus tice; M. Flourens, Minister of Foreign Affairs; M. Siuinn, Minister of tho Interior; M. Dautresme, Minister of Commerce; M. Loubet, Minister of Public Works; M. do Mahy, Minister of Marino; M. Viette, Min ister of Agriculture; M. Faye, Minister of Public Instruction. A Ministry of War has not yet been tilled, The portfolio has been offered to Gen. Logerot. Tlie new Cabinet is a moderate Republi can body. M. Tirard is opposed to auton omy of Paris and to [separation of church and State. Gen. Logerot is commander of tho Eighth army corps, with headquarters at Bourgeois. He distinguished himself in the Tunisian campaign. Gen. Logerot has accepted tho war port folio of tlie new Cabinet. MM Tirard, Fnlliere, Faye, DeMahy, Loubet and Dautresme belong to the union of the Left, and MM. Sarien and Viette belong to the more advanced group. MM. Flourens and Logerot are members of the Chamber of Deputies. rresident carnot’B message. Tho new Cabinet had a meeting at the Elysoe Palace this evening, wiien President Carnot read his message to Parliament. The message is lengthy, and refers to politi cal questions, pointing out the path which the President would like to see Parliament enter. After reminding the members of the Chambers that his election was due to a spirit of conciliation produced among the members of Congress, he expresses the hope that the same sentiment will continue to prevail in both houses. The passage relat ing to France’s foreign policy is couched in most pacific terms. The ('abinet’s reply to the message will declare that tho govern ment’s desire is to commence tho .Exhibition year with peace abroad and concord at home, and will demand as a question of confidence, three provisional credits. President Carnot’s message dwells upon the necessity of slow, cautious reforms, tho danger of Utopian projects, and the im portance of setting aside all violence, and uniting Frenchmen in one party movement. The President concludes with a promise that ho will use every effort to show himself worthy of tho honor done him. WILSON TO BE WHITEWASHED. London, Dec. 13, 4 a. m.—The Times' Paris dispatch this morning says that tlie Judges will give their decision in the Wilson case to-morrow, dismissing the charges against M. Wilson on the ground that no offense against tlie law has been committed. AUBERTIV A LUNATIC. His Examination Postponed Con gratulations to Ferry. Paris, Dec. 12.—Aubertin, the man who shot M. Ferry Saturday, was before the Judge to-day. Ho showed symptoms of lunacy and his examination was postponed. M. Ant ine, a well-known Representa tive from Metz, in the German Reichstag, has telegraphed M. Ferry that tlie attempt upon his life has aroused the indignation of all Alsatians. M. Ferry has received over 10,000 cards, letters and telegrams. All the foreign diplomatic representatives have sent con gratulatory notes. Many telegrams have been received from Alsace-Lorraine. At a meeting of the Revolutionists in the Salle Levis to-night resolutions were adopted expressing approval of Aubertiu’s attempt on the life ol M. Ferry. M. Ferry has almost entirely recovered from his wounds. IRISH TO BUY THEIR HOLDINGS. The Duke of Abercorn Sells to Them on the Twenty-Year Plan. London, Dec. 12. —After friendly nego tiations, three hundred farmers have bought their holdings in the Duke of Abercorn’s estates, in Tyrone and Donegal, on the twenty-years’ purchase, under the Ash bourne act. The amount involved is £300,- 000, and the sale reduced the Duke of Aber corn’s estates one-third. A NEWS AGENT SENTENCED TO ONE MONTH. Dublin, Dec. 12. —A news agent named O’Rourke lias been sentenced to a month’s imprisonment at hard labor for selling copies of the Cork Herald containing re ports of suppressed branches of the league. MOSCOW’S STUDENT3. Troops Necessary to Make Them Obey the Rules. Moscow, Dec. 12. —The disturbances cre ated by the students of the university here have become so serious that the lectures have been suspended, and meetings of students are forbidden. In a recent fracas lietween the students and a body of troops one student was killed and several were wounded. Hundreds of others were ar rested. Cossacks patrol the city night and day. An esjieoially heavy force is stationed around the university. The troubles have no connection with polities, but ure due to the objection of tho students to certain new rules which have been adopted by the uni versity. The university has been closed. The agitation among the students of the University has extended to the Agricultural Academy. Troops surround both build ings. A serious outbreak is threatened. England and the Allies. Berlin, Dec. 12.—The Kreuz Zeitung assert* on authority that England, in the event of war, will send a fleet to operate in the Baltic, and will protect the coast ol Italy. The consent oi Parliament, says the paper, will not lx- asked until the moment comes for putting the agreement into effect. AUSTRIA WILL RESIST PROVOCATION. Vienna, Dec. 12.—The Father Lloyd publishes reports from Galician paper* of ■further Russian military movements ami says: “If this is her reply to the notifica tion of Austria's policy, Russia will soon learn that Austria will resist provocation.” Germany and Samoa. London, Dec. 12. —Advices from Samoa, under date of Nov. 30, state that the Ger mans coutinue to occupy the Islands. Apia is quiet. The position of Tamaseee, wiio was declared King by the Germans after the deposition of King Malietoa, is weak. The majority of the natives have paid the poll tax. __________________ Morley Seriously 111. London, Dec. 12.—John Morley U seri ously ill with an affection of tlie liver. All his political engagement* have been can celled. He is greatly prostrated and has been growing weaker xiuce last evening. Treachery Admitted. Lei pstn, Uec. 12.—Herr Cobban*, a sub altern official at. Htrasbuig, has pleader! guilty to a charge of revealing official docu ments to France. He d* ami that he was not aware of the gravity of bis offense. FELL PREY TO THE! FLAMES. 3,00 J Ba’es of Ootton Burned In an English Warehouse. London, Dec. 12,—Fire to day destroyed a warehouse at Bootle, containing 8,000 tales of cotton. The need and oil mills at Drif field have been destroyed by tire. The loss is 1750,000. A Him BLAZE AT CHICAGO. Chicago. Dec. 12.—A threatening con flagration broke out about 7:80 o'clock to night in the very centre of the most valua ble I nisi nt property in Chicago. The flames wore flint noticed shooting from the windows of the wholesale boot and shoe es tablishment of Phelps, Dodge it Palmer, corner of Adams street and Fifth avenue. The establishment occupied a quarter of a square, and was a solid-looking live story pile of masonry anil iron, but the upper floors succumbed with astonishing rap dity. The building was owned by E. H. Shel don. Its value is placed at #IOO,OOO. The structure is a total loss, and the goods tn it are to be classed likewise. It is bard to estimate the loss on tho stock. The firm had sold out their winter stock, and had fitted out every floor with spring goods. Mr. Phelps estimated his insurance at be tween $500,000 and $600,000, distributed among a number of companies. AN EDITOR SHOT. A Bank President the Man Who Pulled the Trigger. New Iberia, La., Dee. 13.—Yesterday a difficulty occurred between W. B. Mer chant, President of the Merchants Ex change hank and formerly Postmaster at New Orleans, and T. B. Lawton, editor of the New Iberia Enterprise. A short time after the Pattersonville riot, Mr. Merchant wrote an article for a Chicago paper, giving his views of the trouble, and of the condition of laborers in this section. This article Mr. Lawton re produced in tho Enterprise, and a newspa nr controversy of considerable bittornoss lowed. The last article from Mr. Mer chant appeared Saturday. Yesterday morning ns Mr. Lawton was stand ing in a store doorway with several others, Mr. Merchant passed by. Mr. Lawton advanced toward him for the purpose of making au explanation. Before he spoke, Mr. Merchant fired at him, the tall striking him in tho chest and inflicting a slight wound. Mr. Lawton had no weapon. After tiring Mr. Merchant ran down the street, and meeting the Sheriff, surrendered. He was shortly afterward released on tail Mr, Merchant gives as an excuse for tho shooting that he thought Mr. Lawton intended to strike him with a cane which he carried. POUNDED BY A PLUG-UGLY. Dr. Mumford, of the Kansas City Times, Suffers for an Editorial. Kansas City, Dec. 12.—Dr. Morrison Mumford, editor of the Times, was assault ed here this morning by Edward Corrigan, the horseman. The difficulty occurred on the corner of Missouri avenue and Main street. Corrigan approached the Doctor from the rear, and seizing his right arm, dealt him a powerful blow in the eye. He then knocked him down and struck him several times more before he released his victim. Corrigan took Dr. Mumffird’s pistol from his pocket and walked away with it. Dr. Mumford’s injuries consist of two scalp wounds and several bruises and cuts on tho face. He was conveyed to bis homo in a carriage. The cause of the assault is sup posed to be an editorial published in the Times on Nov. 15, in which Corrigan was unmercifully scrogged for his attack tho previous day on Thomas Mosier, a limes reporter. Mosier has just recovered from the beating he then received. A civil actiou is now pending against Corrigan. SWAMPED BY A MULE. A White and a Colored Man Lose 1 heir Lives at a Ferry. Raleigh, N. G\, Dec. 12.—Edward Morse (white) and a colored man named Hinton were drowned in Neuse river in this* city yesterday. They with five others were crossing the river in a ferry boat. Morse had a mule on the boat. When near the middle of the stream the mule became restless and stamped the bottom out of the boat. All hands sank. Morse was swimming to the tank when Hinton, who could not swim, seized bis ankle, and holding on with a death grip, both were drowned. All the others, with the mule, got out safely. Hunters Kill Each Other. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 12.—W. H. Grintor, a well-known stock man of Mun cie. Kan., end W. H Raqua, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Ft. Bcott, were hunt ing in the wilds of Ozark county, Katur day. Mr. Kaona mistook Mr. Grinter’s head for a wild turkey and sent a load of buck shot into him. Mr. jGrinter, supposing it had been done purposely, became enraged and returned the fire, killing Mr. Kaqua instantly. Mr. Orinter died naif an hour afterward. Went Him $ 10,000 Better. Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 12.—A special to the Advance from Roanoke says: “In the case of Bartholomew vs. the liorer Iron Company, in which the sale of the entire property had been made to William Welch for S2S,(MX), un upset bid was filed this morning in the Hustings Court by Clarence M. Clark, of Philadelphia, of $35,000, whereupon the sale to Welch was not con firmed.” _______________ Taxes on Drummers to be Enforced. Austin, Tex., Dec. 12.—Regardless of the recent decision of the Federal Court at dalveston declaring the Htate law taxing foreign drummers to be unconstitutional, the State Comptroller has issued fresh in structions to the county officials ordering them to enforce the law until it is repealed by the legislature, or until Congress by special enactment denies the right of the (state to impose such taxes. Mrs John Jacob Astor Dead. New York, Dec. 12.—Mrs. John Jacob Astor died to-night. Hhe was well known for almost boundless charity. Hhe was the daughter of Thomas 8. Gibbs, who lives at No. 110 Fifth avenue, and who was for merly a planter of South Carolina It was she who presented the famous Ellsworth Zouaves with their stand of colors in 1861. Murderous Madness. Lynchburg, Va., Dec 12.—Frank Moss, an extensive cattle dealer of Tazewell county, yesterday murdered a colored mail carrier on the route to Burks’ Garden, Moss had just returned from the Eastern markets, where he had sold a large lot of cattle and was crazy from n spree. He has been placed in a lunatic asylum. Twenty-five Lives Lost. Philadelphia, Dec. 12—Advices have been received here of the foundering at sea in October, when seven day* from this port, of the strainer Alfred Watts, Johnson, mas ter, from Pailadelphia to Hiogo, Japan, with oil. Only tw.> person* were saved out of twenty seven. They have been lauded in Liverpool. IPIUCEAIOA YEAH.) j 4 CENTS A COPY, f DEATH OF A DESPERADO. HE WAS THE TERROR OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA. The Leader of a Posse Sent to Arrest Him ' for Assaulting a Lady Shot Dead on Demanding 1 His Surrender-- A Second Posso Turns the Tables— He Had Killed Four Men Previously. Titusville, Fla., Due. 13. —A telegram giving the particulars of the killing of Frank i-afiest by George Lord, on Nov. 27, and the subsequent killing of Lord by a posse, on Dee. 7, has just been received from Bt. Lucie, over the government tel egraph line. On Nov. 36 Jus tice J. F. Bell gave Frank Latest of St. Lucie river a warrant for the arrest of -George Lord, charged with assault with intent to rape upon tho person of a married lady some time prior on Sebastian river. On the night of Nov. 27 Latie-st with three Hendry boys as a posse went to the house of William Gore to arrest Lord. LAFIEBT KILLED. Latiest demanded his surrender. Lord re plied that he would die first, and sprang to the door with a double-barreled shotgun loaded with buckshot, and fired a charge into Lafiewt’s left breast, killing him iu stautly. Lord sprang into the swamp close by and escaped. A posse was or ganized under J. T. Bell at once, and gave pursuit. Hearing that Lord, with liis wife, and child eight years old, was in tho vicinity of Fort Bas senger, the pursuers headed him off, and concealed in tho scrub, awaited his ap proach. When within thirty yards of tho posse. Lord was commanded four times to halt, but disregarded the command. When ordered the fifth time to halt, he smiled, cocked his gun, and surveyed the thicket whore the posse was concealed. HIS DESERTS AT LAST. Discovering a young man named Carroll Houston, he raised his gun to shoot, when a rifle ball fired by one of the posse hit his pistol in his breast pocket, but inflicted no injury. A charge from a shotgun a second later struck Lord in tho face, killing him instantly. Lord was well armed, and his wife, who was standing back of him when he was killed snys he preferred death to arrest, and hail resolved to seU life as dearly as possible. He was a desperate outlaw who boasted of having killed four men and escaping unpunished each time. He was buried where killed. CO JK WON’T HANG. The Volueia Jury Recommends Him to the Mercy of the Court. Titdsvtlle, Fla., Dec. 12.—The trial of C. R. Cook for the killing of G. R. Hoyt in, this place, on Aug. 26, which has been in progress for several weeks at Enterprise, resulted late Saturday night in a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, with a recommendation for nit icy. A change of venue wus granted at tho last term of the District Court bore, upon the ground that a fair and imparl lai trial could not l>e had in Brevard county. This action by the court excited severe criticism by the people, who, knowing the proverbial I uiency of Volusia county juries, feared acquittal. The verdict is received here with some surprise and gen eral approval, save the mercy clause. STORY OF THE CRIME. August 26, Cook, armed with a revolver and loailed with whisky, sought and found Ilnyt, whom he did not know, and asked him if his name vas Hoyt. Receiving an affirmative reply, ne accused Hoyt’s wife of having disturbed him the night before with puuio playing at her house, and threatening him ivjth (loath should it be re jiealed. Hoyt calmly replied that his wife’s sister was the performer, that he was not responsible for it, and not aware that any one was being disturbed. Cook gave him the lie, drew his revolver and shot him dead. This is the testimony of the only witness of the deed. Cook was prom ply arrested, and narrowly escaped lynching by the enraged citizens, who had long patiently borne with his imperious conduct. The defense made by Cook on the trial was insanity resulting from long contitied excess in the use or alcohol. ENDING IHE WOOLFOLK CASE. Solicitor General Hardeman to Make the Concluding Argument. Macon, Ga., Dec. 12.— The testimony in the Woolfolkcase was concluded late this afternoon. Nothing of importance was In troduced, the time being mostly occupied in discussing technical points and in offering testimony in rebuttal. At i :45 o’clock the opening argument for the prosecution was begun. At 6 o’clock a recess was taken until 7 o'clock. Attorney Guerry concluded his argumont at 0 o’clock, and was followed by Attorney Walker for the defense. He will conclude to-morrow morning, and will be followed by Attorney Rutborfprd for the defense, Solicitor Hanlemun concluding. OUTLAWS RAIDED. Officers Corner Them in a Cabin and Kill One in a Charge. Chattanoooa, Dec. 12.—Three officers, Baker, Griffith and Howell, made a raid this morning at Dayton, Tenn., on a gang of outlaws fortified in a cabin, a mile from town. The gang opened Are on the officers as they approached. Tho desperadoes were armed with rifles and shotguns, but as soon as the first round was tired the officers charged the cabin, knocked down the door, and captured three prisoners, shooting one of them, J. Carahan, through the heart. State Supreme Court Decisions. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 12.—The following Supreme Court decisions were handed down to-day: J. Si. Smith vs. J. D. Cunningham et al.: from Bartow. Affirmed. Fremont Cultivator Company vs. Wil liam McCamy; from Murray. Reversed. P, Heavner vs. E. J. Salger et al.; from Dade. Affirmed. Plicßnix Insurance Company vs. T. N. Fulton; from Bartow. Affirmed. The Cherokee circuit was concluded to day. Philadelphia’s Bucket Shops. Philadelphia, Dec. 13.—Some of the bucket shop Stock Exchanges resumed busi ne.su to-day, notwithstanding that the pro prietors are under bail to answer a charge of conducting an illegitimate business. They arc seeking the advice of counsel and intend to contest in court. Pushing On a Railroad. New Orleans, Dec. 12.—A special from Aberdeen, Miss., to the Times-Democrat, says: “This afternoon the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham railroad waa completed to the bridge across the Tomhig bee river. The bridge will be completed within two .lavs." __ - ji-ort Comes High. London. Dec. 12.—Tickets for the Sul livan Mitehed prize tight are selling at £oo.