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ESTABLISHED 1850. ‘
I H. ESTILL. Editor and Proprietor i jOiPS TO THE PACIFIC. THESENATE turns them overto T A SPECIAL COMMITTEE. .. Hoar calls Up Mr. Gorman s Motion to Reconsider the Vote Referring- the Affairs of the Roads to a Committee of Five-The Vote Which Settled the Matter. Washington. Jan- 24.—1n the Senate to , Mr Hoar called tip the motion made by vGorman some time ago to reconsider ' v o t e by which the Senate had ordered a " ial committee of five on Pacific railroad lattei-’. He explained his motive in pro mt! a special committee. The Judiciary Committee had had the subject under consideration for a great while, and ps should l’ o the last Senator to ucstion the capacity of that committee to with that or any o.her subject within its jurisdiction. But it so happened that it , as a necessity for the committee to deal with subjects' before it without giving a wine- to persons interested. The pressure business upon it precluded its doing ”, j; !it p was exceedingly important lint legislation on this subject, which involved dealing with amounts and figures and the ascertainment of what was within the power of tho com panies to do on the one side and what would be almost absolute security for the govern ment on the other, should be considered by a committee that could have before it rep resentatives of the companies and officers of the government. The subject had been committed by Congress to a special com mission. It had neon made the object of a jpecial executive message, and it, there fore, seemed > iiineiitly proper that it should be referred to a special committee. SIR. GORMAN'S VIEWS. Mr. Gorman said tlmt when he made the motion to reconsider, it was simply under a general impression that a subject of such magnitude had better be considered by a standing committee of the body. But for the reasons stated by the Senator from .Mas sachusetts and for other reasons which had mine t bis knowledge, be now thought that the best dispositi. n of the question would be to refer it to a select committee. He sug gested, b iwever, that the committee should consist of seven (not five) members. In a full a id extended discussion which followed, it appeared that tfie Judiciary Committee was quite satisfied to lie relieved of the labor of considering the subject, and was nm at all jealous of the prerogative or precedent that attached to it, having, for several sessions previous to t his one, had the Pacificraiiniad s debt under consideration. Neither did the change proposed occur to the committee as being in the nature of a reflection upon it in any way, while its wisdom apjfealed to the be.-t judgment of the members. These were the opinions of Messrs. Edmunds (chairman). Hoar and Vest, while Messrs. Coke ami George preferred that the matter should remain in charge of the Judiciary Committee. Other Senators also participated in the discussion. The resolution or icring the appointment ot a special coimnitt o was reconsidered. A motion to refer the matter to the Railroads Committee was rejected. THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED. The original resolution was modified by increasing the membership of the select, cnnimitteeeto seven and it wusthen adopted as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Aldrich, Allison, Bates. Beck, Blair. Blndg-tt. Bowen. Butler. Call. Cameron, ('baoe. ('handler, Colquitt. Culloin, Dawes, h" ! l'h. Edmn’Kustis, Kvarts. Harwell, Frye, Vriaui. G:v. Hale, Hampton. Harris. Haw ley, H-a.-t, His,.., : lour. Ingalls. Jones of Nevada, Mariders, m, M;o-li.■ If . Morgan. .Morrill, Paddock, rimer. Pasco. Payne. Plait, l’lumli, Pugh, o,.ay. Newer. Slieniian. Stewart. Stockbriiige, teller, rtirpie. \>-r. Voorhees, Wilson of lowa, a:a t\ ilson of Maryland —54. Nays—Messrs. Berry, Cockrell. Coke. Davis, .I-Ties of Arkansas. Korina, McPierson, N' l j'" ni Reagan. tiabin, Saulsbliry, Spooner tad Walthall—is. CARLISLE’S CONVALLSCENCE. He Will Visit Only Atlanta and Macon on His Southern Trip Washington, .Jan. 24. —Speaker Carlisle know- >!> uiurli lietter that he is practically nUeto lie out. Ho will, however, remain in mom until Thursday, when, accom- Piinicd |, v Carlisle and his private see jetarv, he will go to Fortress Monroe t<> re ”• He will probably remain until the •utile nf ii.-r.. week. Possibly he may re- MHI tnere mull he goes South. His South >9 trip will have to boas brief as possible, e says lie will not be able to go to anv MW pur ~ man Atlanta and Macon. Until leturn- v,-ry little can l>e, or will bo done • n thp tariff hiH in the House. Hence ho wires to get lack by Feb. 10. He would thT llllll 'l | to visit Savannah during tc.'-.n'l".’ I '’bitmenl. eeremonies, and Jack v. 7 ” I 'luniiy the Sub-Tropical Exposition, ’ ■ ii*’ tiiidsMi.’iian extension of this time .fi oll , l . 1 ’! Ilis I>ower. The Speaker is call i- ,lle ,inal outcome of the so • oobtetriver his seat. KLVEaUE from rum. Amount Collected Since the Sys tem Went Into Effect. AMiiNumy, Jan. U 4. A eommunica- JVn ' : "' '••••PiM-nitted to the Senate to-day .'b.w'' I ''' ( '" : " IM, ''i'inerof internal Revenue '*mg the amount of revenue collected on ml' 1 ' " " ' ,lt ' I- ,, ' ese,lt system of internal lv;, m T ,!t tat ion went into effect Sept. 1, this”*;■ ikht. nm-mg aw.,', 1 there was collected Loin brewers aT'v,., .‘,’ n distillers $25,128,81!; capacit,'. ; 4 - rectifiers. $7,270.7it; hviue u , ,lx 0,1 'bstillei-s under the law havii', . , x |K ‘ r I,an<> ' on distilleries ftfifir.' 4 '“'t'UinK capacity exceeding the : !, ,";:"'bt. $7,832,4*7. The produt l.ijni; v-., ~ spirits during this time was liquors -asi , L 'i l l |o,ls . and of fermented hr c,.] •*'barrels. The ammint of 111,, , ln| "" spirits was .>I.IW.:SP.I,'.IN(P, I °n ipi mentod liquor* $240,240.1 Iff, IL SVELAND'S CLEMENCY. JK ’’“ntencos of Two South Carolina M NT’ -’-lnals .lightened. :od -—n. Jan. 24. —The President ” a ' tf, ‘l apou appeals for executive • "money as follows: L'arti-"’.* 1,1 ’• '-'“’Tier, convicted in South aws a 'V >t v *°l ;i: * n ks the internal revenue I'isjnin to twelve months ini ♦in* 1 il!M * to pay a tine of $.500, sen nent on to one month's imprison Off;:,, ti , '■"hiion that the line is paid with E. J> II; ’I l'i-i-, convicted in South Carolina ®*hr-,.\'J | l !!.' l . 1,l ' n ''l *>auk note, sentenced loc,f '■tuprisoninniit and to pay a hoidi,. , ' Rb'bco is,minuted to fifteen a . p tual imprisonment. W s ° mia ated for Postmasters. r '*bfir,s , Jan ' ”4.—Among tlio nom- a 4y V,’ f l °' Senate by the President !>t, r ... V, '’'‘ena Vista Wood to lie Poat • Little*. lv ' k H ul . H. C., and Jacob W ca " esi Point, Ga, carload lots. The Interstate Commission Regius the Hearing. Washington, Jan. 24.—The Interstate Commerce Commission to-day began a hearing in what are known as the carload lot cases in which the complainants are F. B. Thurber and six others of the Committee on Transportation of the New York Board of Trade mid Transportation; Thomas L. Greene, manager of the Merchants Freight Bureau of New York, and Francis H. Leg gett it Cos., of New York. The respondents in each of these cases are the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Com pany; the Now York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company: the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company; the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Com pany, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, which are popularly known as trunk lines. GROUND OK THE FIGHT. There was a strong array of counsel pres ent on both sides, and a large number of representatives of Western retail and job bing interests, many of whom in announc ing their appearauce declared themselves in opposition to the prayer of the petitioners. '1 he substance of the complaints of the peti tioners, the text of which has already been published, is that, the trunk lines named above, by their freight classification, pro mulgated since April. 1878, when the Inter state law went into effect, unjustly discrimi nate against small shippers of certain varie ties of goods, by placing less than car load quantities in a higher class than car loads. The /uses are likely to occupy the attention of the Interstate ('< mi mission for some time. REGULATING IMMIGRATION. Mr. Palmer Addresses the Senate on His Bill. Washington, Jan. 24.—Mr. Palmer ad dressed the Senate to-day on the subject of the bill introduced by him on Jan. 12, to regulate immigration. He disclaimed any intention to prevent any capable, honest, industrious, law-abiding person from seek ing a home on American soil. But, he said, an undue and oppressive competition in wages was lieing felt at the industrial centres; public institu tions were being over-taxed, and worst of all. there was a growth of classes un- American and hard of assimilation, which menaced tho public peace and threatened to overturn all established law ami usage. The conviction was growing that a country with its 60,000,000 of population and its fifty billions of wealth hail passed be yond need of immigration. and that it was time to go out of the “asylum” business; time to cease t.o be a dumping ground for the vicious, delinquent human product of other nations. Tne object of this bill was to provide for exclusion of de pendent, delinquent and dangerous classes through an inspection and investigation in their ou r n country instead of at ports of entry, and to effect this with the least possible hardship or inconvenience to desir able immigrants. At the conclusion of Mr. Palmer’s remarks, the bill was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Senate took up the deficiency bill. Without disposing of the question, the Sen ate at 4:3.5 o'clock adjourned. CONGRESS AND STRIKES. The Proposal to Investigate the Read ing Row Hangs Fire. Washington, Jan. 24.—The resolution introduced by Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, directing Congressional inquiry into the Reading strike was again under discussion before the House Committee on Commerce to-day. The session was rather stormy and every member of the committee freely expressed his views upon the mat'.er. Some took the ground that the strike could properly be investigated by the Interstate Commerce Commission.as it was alleged that the company had violated section 7 of the interstate commerce act, forbidding any conspiracy or agreement to prevent contin uous operation of railroads in the handling of freight traffic. NO ACTION REACHED. When the hour of 12 o’clock was reached Mr. Anderson moved that the Tesolutiou he again taken up on Thursday, with the un derstanding that a vote should be had upon it at 11:30 o’clock, but Mr. Dunham, of Illinois, who liad been an opponent of the measure, made the point, that the hour for adjourn ment had been reached, so the matter went over to the next meeting as unfinished business without any special order or imme diate prospect of a vote upon it. With tew exceptions the members of the com mittee seem to be opposed to the proposed inquiry, either for the reason that it is not a proper subject of inquiry by the govern ment or because they believe the inquiry should be made by the Interstate Commerce Commission. INTERNAL REVENUE. The Money Rolling in Compared With Previous Periods. Washington, Jan. 54. —Tho total collec tions of internal revenue for the first six months of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1887, were $62,443,608, being an increase of $4,040,104 over the collections during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. There was an increase on each of the principal objects of taxation as follows: On spirits, 42.405,450; on to bacco, $1,448,615; fermented liquors, $00.1,- 130: oleomargarine, $61,677. The total col lections on oleomargarine for the first six months of the present year were $350,786. The collections from liauks and bankers de creased $2,045. and on miscellaneous objects they decreased $50,132. The receipts for December last were $1,085,361 greater than those for December, 1880. Like Canada's Law. Washington, Jan. 24.—A bill was intro duced m the Senate to-day by Mr. Call, to prohibit subjects of foreign governments from catching fish within three marine leagues of the coast or within any of the bays or headlands of the United States. Vessels violating this provision are to bo forfeited or held until such line as may be imposed by United States couits is paid Rights of Express Companies. Washington, Jan. 24.—The bearing to lie given to representatives of express com panies by the Interstate Commerce Com mittee of the Senate upon the proposition to subject express companies to the inter state commerce law is jio-t|ion'<l until reb. 1 at the request of the companies. Navigation suspended. Washington, Jan. 21.—Navigation has hem suspended on the Potomac at this point to-day for the first time this winter. None of the river steamers wore able to break through the heavy ice which blocked the ehannol. Statehood for Montana. Washington, Jan. 24 —ln the I Senate to day Mr. Voorhees introduced a bIU for the formation and admission of the btato of Mouimitt. It wiu* referred. SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1888. BILLS FROM COMMITTEES. THE BUSINESS BEFORE THE LOWER HOUSE. A Proposal to Spend $176,000 for Repairing the Man-of-War Hartford— A Building for the Signal Service Bureau Among the Possibilities— The Fort Brown Reservation. Washington, Jan. 2t.-r-iu the House to ! day Mr. Oates, of Alabama, from the Com mittee ou Judiciary, reported the bill making bills of lading conclusive evidence in certain cases. It was put on the House calendar. * Mr. Whitthorne, of Tennessee, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, reported the bill appropriating $175,1)00 for the repair of tho United States steamship Hartford. It was referred to tho committee of the whole. Mr. Milliken, of Maine, from the Com mittee ou Public Buildings and Grounds, reported a bill for the erection of a building in Washington for the use of the Signal office. It was referred to committee of the whole. Mr. Davis, of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Commerce, reported the bill to reward the Esquimaux natives for acts of humanity to shipwrecked seamen. It was referred to committee of the whole. Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, chairman of the Committee on Printing, reported a resolution calling on the Public Printer for information as to whether he has recently discharged or furloughed any of his force, aud if so for what reason, at a time when the printing ordered by the House islargelv in arrears; also whether, in making such discharges, regard has been had to the statute giving preference in employment to honorably discharged soldiers. The resolu | tion whs adopted. FORT BROWN RESERVATION. In consideration of the morning hour the House proceeded to consideration of the resolution concerning the Fort Brown mili tary reservation, in Texas. The preamble to the resolution recites that in March, 7885. $160,000 was appropriated to enable the Secretary of War to acquire a valid title to the reservation, and to pay all claims for use and occupation of the property by the government; that no part of this appro priation has been used on account of dis putes between the claimants, and that $.50,000 would lie a large price to pay for the reser vation, including rent for its occupation. The resolution directs the Committee on Military Affairs to investigate tho matter and to report what necessity exists for a military po-t, at Fort Brown. The Secretary of War is requested to wi hhold payment of any part of the sum of $160,000 for the grounds and rents of the reservation. The resolu tion was adopted. On motion of Mr. Phelan, of Tennessee, the bill was passed authorizing the con struction of a bridge across the Mississippi river at Memphis. CUSTOMS DISTRICTS. Mr. Breckinridge, of Arkansas, intro duced a bill to authorize the consolidation of customs collection districts in certain cases. It was referred. It authorizes tho President to discontinue any customs dis trust where the revenues d*> not equal the expenses, and appoiut deputy collectors at sub-ports when necessary. It also authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to fix the compensation of collectors and surveyors at the beginning of each year in accordance with the amount of their business, provided that the compen sation shall not exceed SS,(XX) nr less than SI,OOO, whirl; shall lie in lieu of all foes anil commissions heretofore allowed. The pro vision is not to apply to cases where a cus toms officer now receives a fixed salary in lieu of all fees and commissions. All fees hereafter received are to be paid into the Treasury. Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, offered a reso lution for the printing of 5,c01) extra copies of the report of the board of visitors to the Military Academy. In offering the resolu tion, which was referred, Mr. Wheeler paid a tribute to George W. Childs. President of the board, whose philanthropic generosity was not bounded by municipalities, by States, by sections, or b3’ people, and whose fame extended to races foreign to us in lan guage and ideas. The House then at 4 o’clock adjourned. REVENUE LAW VIOLATORS. The Committee to Report a Bill Modi fying the Laws. Washington, Jan. 24.—The House Judi ciary Committee to-day unanimously ap proved anti will report to the House favora bly the substitute for the bill to amend the internal revenue laws, introduced by Mr. Henderson, of North Carolina. In its present shape the bill abolishes all the minimum penalties for infractions of the revenue laws and confers on the courts discretion in the imposition of punishment within the limit fixed by statute. ISSUANCE OK WARRANTS. It forbids the issue of a warrant in such cases tijion information and belief, except upon affidavit made by a collector, or deputy collector or revenue agent, and with this exception no warrants are to he issued ex cept upon a sworn complaint setting forth facts as within the personal knowledge of tho affiant. Payment of fees for warrants is forbidden unless there be conviction, or prosecution has been authorized by a United States Attorney, or unless prosecution was begun by information or indictment. The hill makes all warrants returnable before the nearest judicial officers, who may make preliminary examinations, and discharge, bail, or commit to prison, tho person arrested. The Circuit Courts of the United States, and District Courts are also authorized to appoint as many com missioners in their districts as may be necessary. FAMILIES OF THE ANARCHISTS. The Widows Will Receive $8 and the Children $2 Per Week. Chicago, Jan. 24.—The Pioneer Aid and Support Association has decided to fix the weekly payments to the families of the exe cuted Anarchists at $8 to each of the widows and $2 to each child where there are two children, and #1 for a third child, as in the case of Mrs. Fischer. It appears that the families are better off now, finan cially, than they ever were while the husbands and fathers were alive, and as their circumstances bettered so did their wants increase. For example, it is stated that Mrs. Parsons recently bought a gold watch for which she paid $65. Some time later she complained that she liad no money to pay her rent. She got money from the committee, it is claimed, and going to a fashionable estab lish ment had her measure taken for a plush cloak A Quarantine at Cape C harles. Washington, Jan. 24. Senator Daniel introduced a bill to-day to appropriate SIOO,- 000 for the establishment or a permanent quarantine station at Capo Charles, Chesa peake bur. PHILAD'ELFHIA’S big blaze. The Loss Upward of $1,000,000, with Heavy Insurance Philadelphia, Jan. 24. —The disastrous conflagration iu the retail millinery and ladies’ furnishings district at Eighth and Arch streets last night was gotten under complete control about 2 o’clock this morn ing after half a dozen firms had lieou com pletely burned out, and some fifteen to twenty other establishments seriously dam aged by tire und water. The books of the firms who suffer greatest loss are in tho rums of the buildings, and it is difficult to obtain reliable estimates of tho losses aud insurances. The losses, however, will no doubt, aggregate upwards of $1,000,000, and nearly ail the establishments were well insured. Marks Bros, milliners, estimate their loss at $375,000, with insurance of S3OO,(XX). Tho building of this firm, which was situated on tho northwest corner of Eighth and Arch streets, was completely destroyed, not a particle of the walls standing. Tho building of Shoneman Bras, Nos. 116 and 118 North Eighth street, is also a com plete wreck, and their loss is estimated at SIOO,OOO, with insurance of SBO,OOO. On the northe ist cornerof Eighth and Arch Adolph Heller’s millinery and fancy goods establishment is leveled to the ground, as were also the adjoining building's, Nos. 731 and 733 Arch street, occupied by J. and 1,. Baxter, artificial flowers and featners; Strauss, Taunhoustr & Cos., millinery, and W. C. Young, ornamental stained glass. Mr. Heller’s loss is estimated at $150,000. His insurance is not ascertained. Strauss, Taunhouser & Co.’s loss will reach $60,000. They are well insured. Mi'. Baxter’s loss will he about $35,000. He is fully covered by insurance. The losses on these* destroyed buildings will aggregate about $200,000. Various other firms on the south side of Arch street west of Eighth were partially burned out, or had their stocks seriously damaged by water. The Kisses of these firms will range from $2,000 to $6,C00. WINE CELLARS BURNED. Cleveland, 0., Jan. 24. —‘Word comes from Put-in-Bay Island to the effect that wine cellars were destroyed by fire last night, causing a loss of about $75,000, on which there is an insurance of $50,000. The cellars were erect and in 1871 and liad a capacity of 175,000 gallons. HEROES OF THE SCHOOLS. Nebraska to Remember Teachers and Scholars. Lincoln, Neb. Jan. 24.—50 much suffer ing aud death has been reporte 1 among teachers and pupils in the State in tho late storm that prominent people and papers have advocated public contributions to the heroic teachers, and to aid those who have been crippled through losing limbs by freez ing. To secure accurate data the State Super intendent yesterday issued a circular calling on all the county superintendents to forward at once the names of the teachers and pupils in their locality who perished in the storm, those who have since died from the effect of exposure, and the names of the teachers who performed heroic actions of saving aud attempting to save the lives of their pupils. Full accounts are asked and the superin tendent urges that meritorious acts and heroic deeds should be promptly recognized and those left in distress lie promptly re membered. ANOTHER BLIZZARD. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 24.—Another bliz zard has broken loose northwest of here. A Neehe (Dak.) special to the Pioneer Prexa says: “The mercury went down to 60” below zero, and the wind reached a velocity of forty miles an hour there last night. It is still blowing and trains are ten hours late. Brainerd reports that the storm reached there this morning. A heavy fall of snow has set in and the wind is blowing a gale. The snow is drifting badly. The storm has not yet reached St. Paul, but trains are badly delayed. The lioneer Press learns from Brown’s Valley, Minn., that the fuel there is not only used up, but that provisions are also getting low. Should another storm prevent the opening of the road within a few days great suffering can hardly be avoided, par ticularly among the farmers along the line. The Manitoba company is making a man ful fight to open the line, hut the road is in such bad shape that it is not possible to run a plow fast enough to do effective snow bucking. A number of farm ers went to Beardsley for fuel yesterday, and not finding any coal, tore down the company's snow fences and hauled away several loads. The road is open to Gracc ville, and the chances of getting a train through to Brown’s Valley by to-morrow night are good. COL. C. W. MOULTON DEAD His Widow the Youngest Sister of the Shermans. New York, Jan. 24. —C01. Charles Will iam Moulton, died at 3 o’clock this morning at the Arno House from apoplexy. Col. Moulton was born in Cayuhoga county, near Cleveland, 0., Dec. 10, 1830. At the time of his death, he was the New York partner of the law firm of Sherman, Jonnson & Ijevy, of Cincinnati, O. His widow is the youngest sister of General and Hon. John Sherman. They had four chil dren, all of whom are married and well established. All of them were with him during the latter part of his fatal sickness except the younge t daughter, tho wife of Captv C. H. Rockwell, of tho Fifth United States Cavalry, who is stationed at Camp Supply, Indian Territory. She ar rived this morning. Tho funeral ceremonies will take place from his former home at (xiendale, 0., on Thursday Jan. 26, anil the burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. PORTUGAL’S MINISTER DEAD. Washington, Jan. 24.—Viscount Duz Nognuesius, Minister from Portugal, died at his residence iu this city at 3:30 o’clock this morning. Ho had been Minister to this country ten years. SAVED FROM A SHIPWRECK. The Crew of a Lost Bark Landed at New York. New York, Jan. 24. —The steamer San Marco, which arrived to-day from Havana, brought tho crew of the bark D. Chapiu, of Boston, which sunk at sea Dec. 25. After being in their boat ten days without food or water, and losing by starvation and exposure Capt. W. C. Hull, the cook and one seaman, the rest of the crew were rescued Jan. 4 by the schooner Luis O. Rubel, Copt. Murphy, by whom they were treated with great kindness. They were taken to Sagua, where they arrived Jan. 11, and were kept on board by Capt. Murphy until the Consul was able to send them to Havana. Coke's Output to be Reduced. Pittsburg, Jan. 24.—-The coke operators have decided to reduce their output one third. This is necessitated by the decreased demand for coke as a result of the banking of blast furnaces, owing to tho depressed condition of the pig iron market. It is pro posed to shut down each w'eek the ovens iu the Connelhville district two days, Wednes days and Saturdays. DKLEGATKS TO CHICAGO. THE BLACK COHORTS OPFIN THE RADICAL WRANGLE. Two Seta of Representatives Chosen in the District of Columbia Scenes Which Would Disgrace an African Jungle A Delegation Chosen in Louisiana. Washington, Jan. 24.—The District Re publican Convention, to elect delegates to the National Convention in Chicago, as sembled at Willard’s Hall in this city at 10 o’clock this morning. As most of the dele gates were negroes. and as there were contesting delegations present from all the precincts in the city, there was every reason to expect the same tumult and disorder which prevailed at the convention which was held for the same purpose four years ago. In less than half ;ui hour the convention was little more than a howling mob, and tho rival factions were struggling fiercely for possession of the stage. Frederick Douglass, during a brief lull, made a short speech counseling order anil harmoney, but he had no sooner finished than bedlam broke loose again. a regular bear garden. Quarreling, wrangling and shouting con tinued until übout 2 o’clock, at which time the convention was no nearer organization than when it assembled. The police, who had been passive spectators of the disorderly proceedings, then took possession and cleared the hail. Half an horn - later all per sons who could show credentials as dele gates were re-admitted one by one and the convention resumed its session. Those of the delegates who belonged to what is known as the Chase faction finally succeeded in getting partial control of the convention and elected Judge 8. A. Hhella barger and Fred A. Dyson as delegates, with W. Calvin Chase and M. M. Holland as alternates. Their chairman thereupon declared the convention adjourned. The Carson faction then took possession of tho hall and elected as delegates Perry ( arson and Andy Gleason, wuth Daniel Cahill and Marcellus West ns alternates. The pro ceedings came to an end about 5 o’clock this afternoon. Carson is n negro saloon keeper, and Gleason is a white contractor who flour ished under Boss Shepherd. They repre sent the Blain element. Tne other faction is made up of the Sherman men. It is hard to say which set is the regular one, for tho proceedings in both meetings were irregular m the extreme. Money was freely used on both sides. DELEGATES FROM LOUISIANA. New Orleans, La., Jan. 24.—At a moot ing of the First Congressional District Con vention to-day, ex-Gov. H. C. AVarmotli and L. P. Smith were elected delegates to the National Republican Convention. John E Stars and John 4V. Edwards were elected alternates. PELICAN POLITICS. The Negroes Advised to Hide Behind the White Leaders. New Orleans, Jan. 24.—Tho Republican Convention re-assembled at noon to-day. The announcement was made that the Corn mittoo on Credentials would not be ready to report before 6 o’clock to night. Ex-Gov. Warmoth and ex-Lieut. Gov. Pinchback were called on for speeches, after which the convention took a recess till to-night. Mr. Pinchback advised the colored members to leave the whole matter of the State ticket in the hands of tile white Re publicans and avoid the cry that they were trying to Africanize the State. AtC o'clock Chairman Cage called the convention to order. He stated that the Committee on Credentials would not be ready to report to-night, and the conven tion thereupon adjourned until 11 o’clock to-morrow morning. CLEVELAND’S CLANS. Chicago Will Probably be the Scene of the Re-nominatlon. Chicago, Jan. 24. —4V. H. Barnum, chairman of the National Democratic Com mittee, gave the Chicago committee to secure the Democratic National Convention an informal talk this forenoon at the Iroquois Club. He discussed Chicago as a point for holding the convention, and said lie thought it possessed many advantages over anj’ city in Ihe country. The new auditorium would afford ample seating capacity, and that was a very desirable thing. There were those who favored San Francisco, but he said he feared that if the convention went to that point some of the delegates would not get home in time to vote. He recognized the fact that the South would prefer either St. Louis or Cincinnati, but if Chicago did its best in working for the convention it would probably get it. CANADA’S GOVERNOR GENERAL. Joseph Chamberlain May Supersede Lord Lansdowne. New York, Jan. 24.—An Ottowa special says: “Semi-official announcement comes from England that Joseph Chamberlain is likely to succeed Lonl Lansdowne as Gov ernor General of Canada. It is represented that in view of the important questions which are likely to arise, the British gov ernment, desires to have its Canadian exec utive one who not only can 2keep over-am bitious Canadian’s in check, but who is con versant with every phase of the social and political condition of the country. It is known that Lord Lansdowne is anxious to return to his Irish estates.” BUSINESS BREAKS. A Commission Merchant Swamped by Debts of SIOO,OOO. Boston, Jan. 24. —Franklin Rolfe, a com mission merchant at. No. 8 Exchange Place, under the style of Franklin Rolfe & Cos., has failed. No exact statement of bis af fairs has yet been prepared, but it is re ported that his liabilities are about $100,OCX). ASSETS EQUAL TO LIABILITIES. Chicago, Jan. 24.—Patrick J. Towle, a wholesale tea, coffee and spice dealer, and proprietor of tne Bt. Barnard mills, failed this afternoon for about, $700,000. His assets were nominally the same. AN EDITOR’S ASSAILANTS. One Gets Two Years and the Others Thirteen and Fifteen Months. Paris, Jan. 24. —The men who assaulted M. Portalis, editor of tho Dix-Neutieme Sierle , in November last, were sentenced to day. One received a sentence of two years’ imprisonment and the other two sentence of fifteen and thirteen months, respectively. At the time of the assault M. Portalis ex pressed u belief that his assailants had been hired by M. Wilson to murder him in order to obtain possession of documents com promising M. Wilson in the matter of forged letters in the Liu.ouzin case. GREEN GOODS FOR A GREENY. Detectives Arrest the Operator After a Struggle. New York, Jan. 24.—William H. Rogers, a green goods operator, was arrested to night for swindling Fanner Asbury H. Per kins, of Lancaster, 8. O. Perkins is a prominent resident of that town and a county commissioner. In December he was sent to Boston with town ship bonds amounting to over $.'100,000 to deposit. On his return ho met Rogers on Broadway. The latter said he had met Perkins before, but the latter did not re member him. Perkins swallowed the bait though, and when Rogers offered some “green goods” and explained the utter im possibility of detection, Perkins became interested. Rogers told him that govern ment officials devoted millions of green goods yearly to their own private use, ami there was no reason why Perkins should not make money too. BIT AT THE BAIT. Perkins went home and returned Sunday last to get some of the green goods. De tectives met the pair m the street and watched them. Perkins sent a messenger to Wall street on Monday and exchanged S2BO in silver for bills. All the arrange ments for the transfer of the green goods were effected, and the exchange was to be made at Desbrosses Ferry. At the ferry tbe pair were arrested. Rogers tried to shoot the detectives, but the re volver was twisted out of his hand ns it went oft'. No one was hurt. At police headquarters Rogers was searched and S4OO, which Parkins hail paid him for green goods valued at $4,000, was found. In Perkins’ valise the stuff was found. As usual the pack ages of bills contained blank green paper, with but $32 worth of bills around them. ESCAPED UNDER FIRE. James Barrow Still Free Though Hi Brother Squealed Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 24.—The man who was captured Sunday night, and was supposed to lie one of the Barrow brothers, has confessed his identity. He is Reuben Barrow, tbe younger of the two, and says that the man who shot Bruy and escaped is James Barrow, his brother. James was surrounded yesterday in a negro cabin seven miles from town, but made his escape, although ho was fired at by pol icemen with shot guns at a distance of thirty yards. He jumped from, the cabin with his boots in his liand, but when hit by the shot he dropped them and, turning around, tired his pistol at Policeman Young and then took refuge in a neighborhing swamp. Night prevented further pursuit. Ijast night ho came out of the swamp, stole a horse from a planter near by and fled. Officers have been in pursuit all day with dogs, but nothing further has been heard from him. The Barrows are wanted in Arkansas for train robbery near Texarkana, and the Southern Express Company has offerod a large reward for their capture. TAR HEEL KNIGHTS. The State Assembly Now in Session At Raleigh. Raleigh, NT. C., Jan. 24.—The State As sembly of the Knights of Labor met at Greensboro this morning, ami was called to order by State Master Workman John Echols. The day was mostly consumed In arranging the preliminaries. Three-fourths the counties of the State were of represented by U4delegatee. Abouthalf of the delegates are colored men. Tho report of the Secretary showed that the member ship of the order has increased 100 per cent, within the last year, and that there are now 190 local assemblies in the State. A series of resolutions were adopted express ing sympathy with the Pennsylvania Knights who^struck against the Reading Railroad Companies, promising financial help to the extent tiossible, and calling ujion the assemblies of the State to follow this example. FIRE INSURANCE RATES. The Tariff Association Rolls Up Its Sleeves for a Fight. New York, Jan. 24.—8 y its action this afternoon the Tariff Association of the Are insurance men of New York city and vicin ity, including Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken, have inaugurated a war to tbe knife in Are risks. The members of the as sociation voted 1" to 13 to suspend all tbe rules of the association on rates of insurance and commissions on brokerage. At the same time tho organization of the association will lie kept up so as to be ready to receive the belligerents as soon as they get weary of cutting rates, which it is claimed is bound to follow the breaking up of the rules. All the members of the asso ciation but six were present at the meeting, representing seventy-five companies. A SHERIFF SLAIN. His Murderer a Negro for Whom He Had a Warrant. Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 24.-*-A special to the Advertiser from Tuscaloosa says that Deputy Sheriff Antroy was shot and in stantly killed this morning at Hall’s station by a negro named James Hemmes, for whose arrest lie bad a warrant. As Sheriff Antry and his assistant approached Senunee’ house, fiemmes fired a gun through the crack of the door and put the full charge of buckshot into Sheriff Antrey’s neck and chest The negro then rushed out, knocked the other officer down and made his escape. A posse from Tuscaloosa is in hot pursuit of him. A Deficit In Manitoba. Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 31.—The Journal's Winnipeg special say*: “This city is considerably excited over disclosures made in reference to a deficit in the finances of the Province, left by the Norquay gov ernment. The amount is said to reach %.VH),000, but it is diflicult to arrive at the exact condition of affaire, owing to the manner in which the l ooks were kept.” France and Germany. Paris, Jau. 34.— 1 m. France announces that a rupture in the negotiations for a renewal of the Franoo-Italian commercial treaty is imminent. Eleven Killed and Thirty Wounded. London, Jau. 34.—8 y an explosion of gunpowder at Brest-Litovsk, Russian Po land, to-day eleven persons were killed and and thirty injured. FLghts of the Flyers. New Orleans, Jan. 34. —There was a light attendance at the races to-day. The events were as follows: First Race -One-half mile. Fanchon won, with dray Fox second and Paganini third. Time Oi.V. Second Race—Flveeighths of a mile. Comedy won. with Little Trumpet second and Avery third. Time 1:10. Third Race -Three fourths of a mile. France won, with Fes tun second and Jim Jordan third. Time I :'M. Fourth Race—Seven-eighths of a mile. Lot tie Wall non. with Phil Lewis second and Phobus third. Time 1 ( PRICE $lO A YEAR. t 5 CENTS A COPY, f CLUBS TRUMPS IN ERIN. THE POLICE BRUTALLY ATTACK THE PEOPLE AT GALWAY. Stones and Bottles Hurled at the Blue Coats in Retaliation—Nationalist Cox to be Tried at Ennis—The Reception to John Morley and the Marquis of Rioon. DrnLtN, Jan. 24. Cox, Nationalist mem ber of Parliament for Clare, who was arrest'd in Loudon yesterday after leading the Irish police a long chase, has arrived at Ennis, whero he will be tried for addressing proclaimed league meetings. A row occurred at the railway station at Galway to-day between a crowd which was awaiting the arrival of Fathers Burke and Francis and the police. The latter charged tbe people, using their batons freely, while the crowd retaliated by throwing stones and bottles. Several persons were injured, among them a mem Iter of the Municipal Council, who received three cuts on the bead from a policeman’s baton. The committee which is being organized to receive John Morley and the Marquis of Ripon, on their arrival in Dublin, already numbers 3,000 persons, and includes three pieers, many aristocrats, nineteen bishops and 204 magistrates. JOHN BRIGHT HEARD FROM. Johu Bright, writing on “Gladstonian partisanship in municipal elections,” says: “Tho followers of Mr. Gladstone have adopted a policy that is opposed to genuine Liberal principles. They have swallowed doctrinal which, up to two jrtm ago, they condemned and abhorred. At tho invitation of an eminent statesman they tried to break up Parlia ment, but only succeeded in breaking up their own party. The Liberals must bear the evils thus thrust upon them. What is good in the country will survive the present troubles. ” Tbe civilians on the government island of Fort Westmoreland, Queenstown, celebra ted the release of William O’Brien by light ing tor barrels. In consequence of this art tho government has ordered all civilians to leave the island. UNITY OF THE CABINET. London, Jan. 24.—Henry Matthews, Homo Secretary, addressing the electors of Birmingham to-night, said there had never been a more united Cabinet than the pres ent one. The stories of dissension among the Ministers were false. The next sesston would t>e devoted to business, and the Irish question would take second place. Tho coming local government bill, he said, would tie a broad and liberal measure. John Dillon, In a speech at Cahmridge to-day, declared that notwithstanding the subserviency of the local magistracy to the tyranny of the castle authorites, the gov ernment's lxilicy in Ireland was an abject failure. Wherever tho league had been proclaimed, said Mr. Dillon, its strength had trebled. Borne of the league’s greatest 1 ‘plan of campaign,” victories had been gained in tbe past fortnight. Mr. Dillon's only fear was not that the spirit of Irish nationality would be quenched by coercion, but that the last chance of knitting tho hearts of Englishmen and Irishmen in bonds of love and sympathy would pass unseized V The council of the Liberal Federation to day condemned the government for the arrest in London of Mr. Cox. and decided to contest the legality of the act. The council also condemned tho treatment to which political prisoners in Ireland are sub jected, as unworthy a g< ivernment of free people. Mr. Cox was remnnded without bail for trial. POPE LEO GIVEN ADVICE. Rome. Jan. 24. —1 tis ue lerstood that tbe American Bishops have ..dvised the Pope not to condemn the Irish Nationalist!. RUSSIA'S WAR COUNCIL. Gen. Gourko Declares Offensive War In Poland Impossible. Warsaw, Jan. 34.— Gen. Gourko, presid ing at a war council yesterday, declared that the sum of 20,000,000 roubles was re quired t> complete the fortifications on tha Russian frontier and ‘build needed bridges, roads and railways. An offensive war in Russian Poland, he said, was impossible un der the present conditions. A defensive war was (xassible if ail the railways and stores were destroyed. A FIGHT IN A CLUB. Vienna, Jan. 24.—Mail advices report that a free fight occurred recently in the rooms of the Military Club at Pbilippopoii* between partisans of Prince Alexander and friends of Prince Ferdinand. Swords were drawn and several officers were wounded. The town was subsequently proclaimed in a state of siege, and the government sup pressed all telegrams relating to the affair. POPE LEO'S BLESSING. The Reply of the Pontiff to Cardinal Gibbons’ Letter. Rome, Jan. 24. —The Monifeur to-day publishes the text of Cardinal Gibbons’ letter to the Pope and also Archbishop Ryan’s address to his holiness. The Pope, in. replying to the letter, afteV expressing the great pleasure he felt in receiving th® President’s gift, said: “In America th* people enjoy liberty in the true sense of the word. Religion there is free to spread itself. 1 entertain an especial affec tion for America, and have therefore ap proved the scheme for a Catholic university at Washington. Your great country has a grand future before it. Your nation has free government of strong character. Your President, commands my highest ad miration, and I thank and bless you and him.” NEW SOUTH WALES CELEBRATING The lOOth Anniversary of the Landing of the First Governor. SYDNEY, N. S. W. , Jap. 34.— The celebra tion of the centenary of New South Wales was begun here to-day, the occasion being the anniversary of the landing of the first Governor of the colony. Lady Carrington, ■wife of the present Governor, unveiled a statue of Queen Victoria in the presence of the Governors of all the Australian colonies, including New Zealand and Fiji. Tee festi val will extend over a week and will include the uedicatiou of a centennial park, the opening of the Agricultural (Society’s ex hibition, au international regatta and state banquets. Don Jaime Refused an Audience. Rome, Jan. 34.—The Pope has declined to receive Don Jaime, son of Don Carlos, either officially or privately. Don Jaime has in his possession a cross set with dia monds which he desires to preseut to the Pope. A College Bara Out Women. Cleveland, 0., Jan. 31.— At e. meeting, of the trustees of Adelbert College to-day it was decided to refuse admission to women after the present year. A woman’s anus* is talked of.