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j Established 3650. Incorporated 1888. V ( J. H. ESTILL, President. ] BLAINE LOOMS UP AGAIN A BELIEF THAT HE IS SURE TO BE SECRETARY OF STATE. Senator Frye Shrewdly Puts Himself on Record as Believlner that the Ex- Plumed Knight is the Best Man in the Country for the Place— Mr. An gler Interviewed. Washington, Dec. 14.—Senator Halo was quoted in a morning paper as saying he expected to receive within twenty-four nmirs a telegram informing him of the fact that Gen. Harrison had asked Sir. Blaine to accept a placo in his cabinet, and that the latter had accented it. “This,” he said to an Associated Press reporter this after noon, “is incorrect. What I said was that I shall nov besurorised to hear that such is the case. I believe that Gen. Harrison will ten der Mr. Blaine a plac in the cabinet, that of Secretary of State, for he is not considered on env other line of work.” “Will he a'cep ?” “That, I cannot say. Ho is not working for the place, it would be improper for him to do so; nor is any fiend of his, but they believe with me that it will be tendered him. However, " e cannot speak bv authority, for Gen. Harrison is keeping his nwn counsel about this matter, as of all others connected with his cabinet.” QUESTIONING THE MAINEITES. Everybody asked the members of the Mai e delegation in congress to-day what there was in the report from New York that Mr. Blaine had been tendered the Secretaryship of State bv Gen. Harrison. Mr. Reed smiled, but made no reply. Mr. Frye thought that Mr. Blaine would be offered the place if ho hadn’t been, but was not especially enthusiastic over it. He is quoted as saying: “No, I have not heard that news yet. It is not likely that I woui : know immediately, however, for I am n >t exactly in the Blaine ring Senator Hale would be more apt to be informed. THINKS HIM THE BEST MAN. “I have expected .that Mr. Harrison would offer Mr. Blaine the place, and he could not offer it to a better man. There is no ma-' in the country so well qualified f r the office as Mr. Blaine, and if we are to have a secretary of state, we may as well have a good one. It is time we had a secre tary of state of some kind. D n’t you thi k so? We certainly have not had one for four years.” Senator Hale and the others were very earnest and emphatic in saying that while they did not know that Mr. Blaine had jot been offered the place, .they felt sure he would be, and that he would accept. angier’s views. E. A. Angler of Atlanta, Ga., is here from Indianapol s, where he has been visit ing the Pres dri t-elect. “I can give no in formation as to Gen. Harrisou’s southern polic h ■ said, “but wbat the republicans of the south want and exp ct to get is a strin ent afional elect.on law that will make it safe an 1 practicable for everybody to vote and certain that his vote will be counted. Federal supervisors outside the pol.ing places and a equal division be tween the two parties of the officials on tue inside are two things needed. NO DEMOCRATS TO BE APPOINTED. “I am sure Ge . Ha’ rison will appoint no democrats to office. The policy President Hayes attempted was a failure, aud the new President will not repeat it. Some colored men will, doubtless, be appointed to federal offices. There are offices they can hold with ut any serious complications, ad there are colored men ju t as competent to hold : ffices as white men.” Spt aking of the race question.be said Cat there was m the south no nogro problem at pro ent, but there would be if the southern democrats maintained their hostile attitude toward the blacks and denied them their political rights. In Atlanta, where the o aie plenty of white republican a: and the negroes pay taxes on $1,000,000 worth of pr perty, toe colored people vote and have their votes counted. BLAINE DECLINES TO TALK. Boston, Dec. 14. —A rpecial dispatch from Augusta, Me., says that Mr. Blaine declines to give any information as to his having been offe od the Secretaryship of Ktate, and that Joseph H. Manley states that he does not believe Gen. Harrison has tendered the position to Mr. Blaine, although he has always believed that it would be tendered, and that Mr. Blaine would accept. A MSASJJRE GIVING MONEY. Nothing: New in the Legislative, Ex ecutive and Judicial Bill. Washington, Nov. 14. —The legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was reported to the House by Mr. Randa l to-day. It carries an appropriation of $20,- >802,405, being $ IMS, 195 less than the bill for the current fiscal year ands2Bs,24oless than the estimates. The bill is the least interes ing of any legislative appropriation bill for many years. No new offices are created, and the bill is almost entirely of a routine character. Tho board of pension appeals it. reduced from six members to three, and three law clerks in tho office of tho Secretary of the Interior aro also dropped. SETTLE’S SUCCESSOR. A Possibility That the President Will Make No appointment. Washington, Dec. 14.—1 tis by no means certain that the President will nomi nate a successor to the late Judge Settle of Florida, for ii is hardly probable that the republican Senate would confirm his nomi nation to a life office of that dignity which President Harrison can fill in ninety day-. Of the five candidates for Judgo kettle’s place, John A. Hartridge is regarded by Florida men as mos likely to to nominated if a nomination is made. Centennial of tho Constitution. Washington. Dec. 14.—Chairman Mc- Creary, of the foreign affairs committee, will be r< cognized on Monday to more that an early day lie fixed for consideration of the bill providing tor a celebration at Wash ington next year of the centennial of the constitution, and to provide for a perma nent exposition of the three Amer.cos at Washington, in honor of the 400. h a ni versary of the discovery of America. The friends of the mea uro are confident it will pass if it is considered. Congress’ Holiday Recess. Washington, Dec. 14.—1n the House to-day, Mr. Hooker of Mississippi intro duced a concur’ent resolution providing for a holid <y recess from Friday. Dec. 21, until Monday, Jan. 6. It wa< referred to tho commit.’” on wi sand means. Retirement of Rosecrans. Washington, Dec. 14. —The Senate oom ittco on military affairs have agreed to report favorably a bill providing for the retirement of w S. Rosecrans with tho rauk of brigadier general. Purchase* ol Bonds. Washington, Dec. 14.—T0-dav’ bond offerings aggregated SOBO,OOO. The secre tory aeoeptod $075,000 4) 4 at 108>$. The Morning News. NICARAGUA’S C NAL BILL. Mr. Cardy Makes a Motion to Limit the Debate. Washington, Dec. 14. —Mr. Clardy of Missouri to-day moved that the House go into committee of the whole on the private calendar for further consideration of the Nicaragua canal bill, and, pending this motion, moved that the debate on the bill and amendments thereto be limited to forty minutes. Mr. Blount of Georgia ra'sed a point of order against the latter motion, contending that the debate could only . e limited on a specific section of the bill, and not upon tne entire measure. This point was discussed at considerable length, as difficulty arises f om the fact that on Friday last the bill was considered in a very irregular manner, amendments being offered to all sections indisc, iminately, instead of being offered to each section con secutivelv. TO BE READ BY SECTIONS. In order to settle the question Mr. Pavson of Illinois i ffex-ed an amendment providing that tne bill shall be read by sections, tha debate on the first section being limited to t.iirty minutes. Mr. Wilson of Minnesota, replying to a question of privilege, sent to the clerk’s desk and had read an article from a New York newspaper declar ing that two elements were united against the Nicaragua canal bill, the agents of theJPacific railroads and the attorneys of the Panama Canal Com pany, giving an interview with .Judge Daly ou the subject and iutimating that the gen tlemen who had offered the amend neats to the bill. Messrs. Wilson of Miu .esota, Blaud of Missouri anl Spinola of New Yo k, were seeking to defeat the bill by indirection. INDIGNANTLY DENIED. The gentleine i named all indignantly de nied being infl ienced in this action in offer ing amendments •by any purpose except a desire to perfect the measu e, and the latter referred to Judge Daly as a man who, since his retirement fr >m the bench, had been Conner ed with a breezy enterprise. Mr. Cox of New York paid a warm eulogy to judge Daly's integrity, a id, in an emphatic manner, denied tne charge that he was a lobbyist. The matter was then dropped and Mr. Payson’s resolution was adopted, aud the House went iut > co nmittee of the whole on the Nicaragua bill. MR. PAYSON’S AMENDMENT. Mr. Payson offered an amendment pro viding that all shares, stocks, bonds, certi ficate and other securities shall be issued from the principal office in New York, and shall bo disposed of only for cash. Tne amendment was defeated by a tie vote, but it was agreed that a vote should be taken in the House. Mr. Spinola offered an amendment limit ing the capital stock to SIOO.OOd.OUO and the amendment was supported by Mr. Pay son and opposed by Mr. Bayne of Pennsyl vania, who, ii the course of bis remarks, declared i hat the bill would be pa sed this session if it occupied every Friday. The committee then rose and after an hour and a half spent in a vain effort to se cure a quorum upon the p op s.tion to limit the debate, the House at 4.30 o’clock took a recess until 7.30 o’clock, the evening session to be for the consideration of private pen sion bills. A RECEPTION TO MORTON. The President-Elect and Other Promin ent Men Participate. Indianapolis, Dec. 14—The public re ception here to-night at Tomlinson hall to the Vice Pre ident-elect and Mrs. Morton, by the citizens of Indianapolis was tbe’most brilliant affair of the kind ever witnessed in this city. Among tho e invited to join Mr. au i Mrs Morton in tie reception, were Gen. and Mrs. Harris n, Mr. an 1 Mrs. J. R. McKee, Mrs. B rglaud, Gov. and Mrs. Gray, Mayor ad Mrs. Denny. Mrs. Thomas A. Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. John C. New, ex-Senator and Mrs. Joseph E. McDonald, Judge and Mrs. E. B. Martindale, Judge and Mrs. W. A. Woods, the supreme court judges and their w ives, and nearly all the state officers and their wives. Nearly all the above were present excepting Mrs. Morton, Mrs. He i dricks (who is ab-ent in Chicago), Mr. aud Mrs. New, and Mr. and Mrs. McDonald. the entry. Shortly after 8 o’clock Mr. Morton en tered, accompa ied by Mis. Harrison, and followed by Mr. Harrison escorting Mrs. Bergla id. They took their places in the center of a long line of di-tinguished guests. The crowd was admitted at the front en trance on Market street, and passed slowly down the hall in line, two abreast, and shook hands with Mr. Morton ana G n. Harrison. Many of them also shook hands with Mr-. Harriso i, but after half an hour, the ladies becoming tired, stepped back, aud occupied seats tho remainder of the evening. Mrs. Harrison came forward sometimes to the geneial’s side, aud again by the side of Mr. Morton. moving of the column. The column moved along in front of the long line of gue-ts, many shaking hands with Guv. Grav, Mayor Denny and tho suc cessful ca dida es f r state offi -os. The stream as an endless one and extended far down through the hall into tho street aud nearly two blocks distant. Every one had to get at the end of this lino before they could outer it. It is estimated that 10,000 persons passed through the hall. Sho tly after lU o’clock tho presidential party left tho hall aud took their carriages ior home. Vice-President-elect and Mrs. Morton will conclude their visit to-morrow and leave for homo at 4 o'clock in the after noon. SAVANNAH TO BOOM. The Government Will Buy 72 Feet More for its Postoflice. Washington, Dec. 14.—Congressman Nor wo and had a talk with the Secretary of the Troa-ury (tho supervi ing architect being present) to-day, aud submitted a proposition that tho government should purchase seventy-two feet additional of ground on t e west f tho Savannah public building site for $15,000, in order to uiako plenty of room or the growing postoffice, iho secretary approved the proposition, and the additionaj ground will be bought, but tho building will be put un according to the plan prepared by the archi tect, tho addition to be made at some future time and out of a future appropriation. Deducting SMH,OOO for the grou and and pre liminary expenses, will leave $104,000 fir the building, when tho final $75,000 shall have been appropriated this session. This will be arnpiy sufficient to carryout the present plan. Southern Immigration. Montgomery, Ala., Doc. 14. —The sub committee of tbo Soul ern Interstate Im migration Bureau met to-day, and i>assed res dutions, lea lug tho conduct of the bureau, the employment of a secretary, and printing contract* to General Manager F. B. Chilto i. Manager Chilton has re ceived telegrams from Pueblo, Cal., Now Orleans, and other cities, offering induce ments for the proposed southern exposition. SAVANNAH, GA„ SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1888. STANLEY MAY BE SAVED. A RUMOR THAT OSMAN DIGMA IS READY TO MAK.i A TRADE. Abandonment of Suaklm the Price of the Release of the Explorer and Emin Pasha—The Report of the Capt ure Credited by Gen. Greenfelt, Who Wrote a Letter for the Khe dive. Cairo, Dec. 14. —In the letter received at Suakim from Osman Dipua, and which is supposed to have contained the announce ment that Emin Pasha and a white traveler (presumably Stanley), had fallen into the bauds of El Mahdi. were i.iclo-od copies of a dispatch from a Dervish leader at Lado to K difa Pasha giving the Gate of Emin Pasha’s surrender as Oct. 10, and a letter to Emin Pasha from the kbedive which the latter handed to Henry M. Stanley when ho was at Cairo. AN OFFER TO COMPROMISE. London, Dec. 14. —It is rumored that Osman Digma in his letter expressed a will ingue sto s r.e.d r Emin Pasha ad his write co panion provided Egypt would agree to abandon Suakim. if thi* proposal is not accented, it is believed that both can ives will be killed. Along with the letter Osman D gma sent several Snider cartridges, which, he alleged, were take i from the white traveler. The Zanzil aris in Stanley’s expedition are armed with Snider rifl s, but none are in possession of the dervishes. O -man Dignia’s letter was a reply to Maj. Ruiidle’s request of la-t August for news . f Emin Pasha. The letter asserts that El Ma di has conquered the whole of t e equa torial provinces. The letter states that one white man escaped. THE ARMY IN EGYPT. In the House of Commons this afternoon, Mr. Smith, replying to Wilfred Lawson, said as lar as known to the government the letter written by Osman Lhg ua announces the surrender of Etuiu Pasha and a white traveller. The government ha l no means of knowing whether the allegations were well founded. Lord S:a ihope, minister of war, replying to Air. Dll o i, stated tnat the cost of the army of occupation in Egypt iluri g the current year, was £IIO,OOO. Th:s expense w ould be borne by Egypt. If tne operations entailed lurtiier expendi tures, the government would consiuer how tuey should be met. The Egyptian govern ment had approved sending reinforcemmts to Suakim. HIS CAPTURE ALMOST BEYOND DOUBT. Gen. Greenfelt recog died the letter which Osman D.grna had farms red as .he original one which ne had draf ed for the kheaive. Thus Stanley’s capture is virtually beyo.id duubt. The Congo state officials have not been informed of the si.uati-u. The king c>f the Boltia is is aritatel by this outcome of the expvdit.on, and is sending ary dis patchts regarding it. Heaimitsthat he was the largest subscriber to Stanley’s expense. The Independence Beige says that England will douutiess do anything mssible to lib •<- ato Stanley, and that Mr. Gladstone too bit terly regrets the abandonment ■ f Gon. Gor don for L rd Sa is bury to abandon Stanley aud Emin Pasha. DOUBTS AS TO ITS GENUINENESS. London, Dec. 15.—3 a. m.— The Emin relief committee are doubtful of the ge i uineno sof the Om m Digma letter. 1 hey suggest that the Khedive’s letter may be a copy stolen at Cairo, but they think it more likely that Staple.- seat on run ers to Emin with letter* and that these runners were captured. In aoy case t >ey are hope ful that even if Emin is a capt.ve, Stanley is still free. SHELLING THE BRITISH CAMP. Suakim, Dec. 14.— The enemy shifted their gun from its fl st position, and fired twenty shells, most of which fell in the British camp. GERMANY AND THE SLAVERS. Berlin, Dec. 14.— 1n the reichstag to-day Herr Windthorst, in moving his resolution relative to the suppression of the Last African slave trade, said tha the resolution was based upon t e -peech from the throne, aud tha- Germany should co-operate with the other powers. The recent white b >ok, he said, showed that Prince Bismarck was following the only correct course, and he hoped that mis energetic action w mid be continued. Full initiative should be left to the government. The reichstag must con fine itself to formulating general pro o-aU, bu it should also, irrespective of religion or party, proclaim its views in the matter. HERR WOERMANN SUPPORTS IT. Herr Woermann, national liberal, sup ported the resolution urging that Germany should follow the example of England in the supp ession of sluvt ry. The steps so far take ,he said, are insufficient. Germa iv should i crease her offer sin connection with colonial matters. Herr Helldorff, conserva tive, warmly ap| roved the resolution, but de clared that the private East African com panv shou'd only servo as a bri ado ov r which thes ateLp litical colonial e i tor prim should advance. Count Herbert Bismarck describe t the debate as per fectly satisfac tory. lie said the situation was but little changed si co the appearance of tho white b ><>k, except that Port ugal had joined in the blockade. A DUTY OF HONOR. He dwelt at length n the vilsof slavory, the suppression of wh ch, he said, devolved upon Germany as a duty of honor. [Ap plause]. The a olition of slavery was a preliminary condi ion to opening Africa to Christianity and Eur pean civilization and trade. “So far,” he said, “we have Leon hand in hand with England, who has cordially supported Germany.” i.e thon referred to Fra.ice’s shar > m the blockade, and said Germany would endeavor toconiinuethe nego iatfons with France, being encouraged thereto by the prose it debate. “Before continuing operations,” said Count Herbert, “we shall obtain information regarding the country and its inhabitants from persons acquainted with both, an 1 we shall reuiily rely on the iiiforma ion given by the noted explorer, Lieut. Wis-simu.” We snail negl ct nothing that our duty to Germany’s honor shall dictate. H e must relieve tho navy ..a far as possible. The fo tnation of a colonial corps rnu-t lie considered, but meanwhile tho details of this scueme must be reserve I. VVe must certainly confine action to the limitations m u ked by the reich tag. I hope that the reichstag, when it meets again iu a few days hence, will uoauimou ly support the bill, which is useful and will redound to the honor of the reichstag, and the government foe many future years.’ [Loud applause.] Count Herbert said it was estimated that 100 colonial troo|>s would l>e required at three or four poi .ts on the co-ißt, with thirty white men as lenders and 500 reserves. A NOTE OF OPPOSITION. llorr Zambergor ieared that foreign countries would suspect that there was an interested policy beyond the motion. It would not do, he said, to compare long cul tivated countries, such as the East Indies or Japan, with East Africa, whero fever was rife and vegetation scarce. He regretted that many brave lives were jo >pardiz and, and he protested against sup porting the East Africa company out of tho tax payer’s packets. Herr Kardorff asked the reichstag for unanimous sapp >rt of the m tion. Ho said that if Germany lost her hold in East Africa her colonial polios- would collapse. Herr Giad, independent, supported the motion. Herr Singer, socialist, said he was op posed lo any colonial policy. Herr Windthor. t said tha si very could not be abolished wi hout material means, but that these means should only be applied to the abolition of slavery, and to no other purpose. Tne motion was adopted, onlv the soeia lists and new liberals (with the exception of Herr Goldschmidt) oppo iug. AN ADJOURNMENT. The Re'c'istsg to-da • adjourned until .lan. 9. Herr Windthorst’s final staepient is recarded us implying that the cen ari-t -will support the politico-colonial bill for the occupa.ion of important stations in East Africa and the recruiting of colonial troops, provided this is not done through the in strumentality of the East Africa Company. AN ANTI-SLAVERY CONFERENCE. Rome, Dec. 14.—An an i-siaverv society is beii g formed at Naples as a result of the couferouce with Cardinal Lavigerei. George 1 outledge Dead. London, Dec. 14. George Routledge, head of the publishing firm of George Roul ledge & Sons, is dead. NATURALIZATION FRAUDS. Proceedings Begun at Chicago to An nul Cert.fioatea. Chicago, Dec. 14. —Proceedings were be gun to-day in the supreme court to annul thirty-one certificates of natura iza ion granted last October by Judge Altgeld. These certificates were gra.ted on the strength of sworn affidavits of William alia; “Vite” Walker, who marched a lot ot twenty-five ignorant Italians in the j dee’s court, room Oct. 4. and again Oct. 15 six others stood, and swore that he knew of them personally end had known them for five years ns law-abidi g men and asnrope subjects for citiz nship. NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS. The proceedings are in tne nature of an informati n m the name of thesta.e’s at torney in behalf of the people of the state of Illi ois. ihe charge is that Walker had never even seen some of the applicants until October, and that ho himself had not lived in he county not to exceed three months at that time. None of the ii could read or write or even speak the language with am iluoncy. Tie information as\el that the defendants be compelled to surrender their certificates for caucellst on and be enjoined from using them. Walker is undor indiet ment. A BOTTLE FROM THE SEA. The Bark J. R. Humphrey's Fate Writ ten as seal and. Sandwich, Mass., Dec. 14.—A bottle containing the following note was picked up on the beach to-day some three miles south of Sandwich H trbor: Bark J. R. Humphrey, 1 Bath, Me. f “We are out in a storm Nov. 25, and we wrote this to our friends, for who i it is found we wid b at the b itto nof the wild ocean, hoping tmt you will all pray for us. and t-11 ynur friends." John Wilson, Captaia. Pat Hery. • Tom Lewis. / John O'Neil. Billy Carroll. On the reverse side was: “We are all lost." FALL OF A SCAFFOLD. Four Men Killed Instantly and aTFifth Will Die. Milwaukee, Dec. 14.—A special to the Evening Wisconsin from Stevens Point says: “Ten men were at work to-day on the inside of the water works stand pipe in the course of construction, and were e gaged up u n scaffolding nearly 90 ,eet from the foundation, when suddenly, and without warning, one side of the scaffolding gave way, precipitating five of the men to the stone bottom. Four men were ins; anti k lie 1, and the fifth received probably fatal injuries. The foreman narrowly escaped with his life. He war at tne bottom of t!u pi e when he heard the crash above, aim sprang through the manhole not a moment too soon. ALABAMA’S CONFERENCE. The Showing for the Year Made by the Presiding Elders. Mobile, Dec. 14.—X'he third day of the Alabama Methodist conference was devoted to hearing the reports of the presiding elders, showing that though the year ha been a hard one, tho church has made a steady advance, increasing the membership about 10 per cent. The tempera ce cause is reported as improving, and also the ladies’ missionary wo k. In re ponse to an appeal to increase the endowment of the Southern college at G eensboro, Ala., #3,000 wore raised in too conference to-day. Eight passed two years men were admitted as deacons, Bishop Hargrave conducting the examination. HOLIDAY3 ON 'CHANGE. The Cotton Brokers Vote Against Two Extra Lay-Offs. New York, Dec. 14. —The cotton ex change to-day on a proposition to close the building on Saturday aud Monday preced ing Christmas, voted in tho negative. Tho members of the produce exchange ai e a good (Lai agitated over ihe question. They had sent a petition signed by 30 ) mom hers requesting tho b >ard of managers to gran the privilege of a ballot on the question of adj >urument over Monday, aud on refusal have git together several petitions signed by nouriy (WO members further urging tho claim fora ballot. EXECUTED BY SHOOTING. A Choctaw Fratricide Shot In the Presence of tho Tribe. Atonka, I. TANARUS., Dec. 14.—Lyman Pu-leo, a fratricide, was shot ye teraay nearffJsh kaom ua, in tho pi esonce of several hundred Cuoctaws, in execution of a judic.al sen te ce. Pusleo met his fate stoically. He sat erect ad cool on his coffin while ids hands aud feet won 1 bound and his eye, bandaged, and he old nit appear to lliuch when t ,e executioner gave tne command to fire. His death was instantaneous, turee bullets from as many Winchesters piercing his breast near the heart. Rev J. P. Boyce Dangerously 111. Louisville, Dec. 14.—A private letter from Paris states that Rev. James. P. Boyce, pr sident of the Southern Baptist Theological school here, is there danger ously ill with gout. He has been iu France for his health. Kilrain to Fight Sullivan. New York. Dec. 14.—Kilrain ha* ac cepted the challenge of John L. Sullivan to fight to a finish for f 10,000 a side. O’BRIEN’S PEN A DAGGER. SOME OF ITB SHARP STABS MAKE THE JUBTICES FEEL BAD. Preaiding Justice Hannen Would Wil lingly Resign Did He Not Feel That It Was His Duty to Stick It Out— O’Connor Tells How He Came to Be a Witness. London, D 'c. 14. —At the sitting of the Parnell commission to-day Attorney Gen eral Webster requested that the court should sit on Tuesda / next, in order that he might be enabled to m ike an applicatio as to what course tho court would pursue relative to William O’Brien and an article which had appeared in his paper, the United Ireland, in wh ch it wa stated that “the time as arrived for plain speaking in regard to the ‘forgeries commission.’ We do not in en and to wait until tho forger allow.- us 1 1 speak. We do not care two pe me lor the opinion of the three judges who were especially sob-c ed, in the tcetn of tho justd indignant liberal protest, by the former’ friends and accomplices.” ALMOST WILLING TO RESIGN. Presiding Justico Hannen indicated that the court had an anged to adjourn to-dav. He addedjthat if he could,he would i st and' relinquish his seat iu tho commission, but he had a duty before him which it was im possible to eva e. Mr. Reii, of the counsel for the Parnellites, called attention to th observations made by the warden of Morto Cos lege, iu which he likened Michael Davitt and the other home rulers to tho White chapel murderer. DECISION OF THE JUDGES. The judges retired for consultation, and when they returned, J istice Hitmen a <- ounced that they' had decided that an affi davit reciting the uttera eesof Mr. O B ie and his | apor mu-t be immediately tiled, aud that Mr. O’Brien mus appear before tne commission at 10 o’clock to-morrow, t hey bad aLo decided that no ice must be served upon the ward u of M irtoa college orde ing him to attend the first meeting ol the new sit ing in January. O’CONNOR RECALLED. Thomas O’Connor, who te tilled on Dec. 4 concerning ihe allege I doings of the iune Circle of the league, was recal ed and cross examined by Mr. Russell. O’Connor ad hexed to the statemont that he had received £7 in payme t for moonlighting. Th nonoy was in pound notes, and two of them were cashed by the National bank. He hail decided, he said, to give evidence simply with the obj ctpf putting an end to the upon earth in Ireland. Mr. R sseli asked : “Were you askel in order to criminate the Parnellite ,to tell queer thi gs V' The ivitu ss evaded th question, nut Sir Ch ,rlos pressed hi i ard, remarking that he usel the term “quee things” advised y. The witness at last ad ■nitted that a Mr. Walker in behalf of the Times had stro igly urged him to giv, evidence. Mr. Russell here produced a let ter and hande I it to tha " itness, who state that ha wrote it. It was addressed to his brother ad -aid that he (the witne- )na got himself summoned by the Times. thinking be cou and make a few pou id but he found that he coulo not unless ho would swe; to queer t i gs. O the redirect exa nifia tion the witness, in reply to Mr. Web ter, said than si ce be first gave evidence hi f unity had te egraplied to him to the effect that they would die of shame unless, whei be was cross-examined, ho denied the evidence that he h and already givom Latei .u tho day Mr. Reid stated that Mr. O’Brien would probably be u able 10 attend to morrow. ihe court was therefore adjourned to J an. 10. PANAMA CANAL D-iißfß. A Bill to Authorize Postponement of Payment. Paris, Dec. 14. —1n the Chamber of deputies to-day' M. Feytral, minister of finance, submitted a bill auiho.iznig the postponme it fur three mont.iS of tho pay ment of the Panama canal company’ liabilities, including interest and mlomp tion bonds. He said that tho lottery fo. prizes attached to the bonds issued under Lhe la w of 1888, would continue in accord ance with the guarantees of that law. Postponement of the paymentof interest, i e aid, would not apply io bonds widen had not been issued Dec. 1. This and -rogation of the civil Jaw appeared to the government, justified by the mtere-t attac .td to the pr. j ct. The proposed delay would give time to consider fresh arrange men s fo. relieving the company’s embar rassment. lie urged that a committee be imme liately appointed to c insider the measure. Al. Tremel thought that the danger w s not imminent, and did not just.fy tho interruption of the business of me chamber. M. Gourirand opposed the bill, lie censured the managers of the canal, and said it would be impossible to leave ihe work of construction iu their hands any longer, as thoy had been gull y of einplo ing misrepresentations in order to attract capital. M. Peytral insisted upon urgency for the measure. Delay would render it useless. M. Kergariou expressed fear that the government would be the loser in guaranteeing tho operations of the canal company. M. Firs pint said that tho government simply asked for a committee. They would re main master of the committee’s decision. The government were solely solicitous for the smail bondholders. If the chamber should reject tho bid. the company would be bankrupt. If they adopt it, the com pany would be given time to make other urrai g ments. Urgency for the bill was then granted by a vote of 333 to 155. Count DoLessops and bis colleagues in the Panama Canal Company have resigned At tueir request the tribunal of the 8 doe has appointed Hue, Ban lelot and DeNor ruandy ,o settle tho c unpauy’s affairs. Partington Quits the Liberal Club. London, Dec. 15, 3 a. m.—Lord Ilurtiog tru and a majori.y of his followers have formally resigned from the Na ion il Lib eral Club. Lord Derby, who has been chair nan of thi club since its formation, has not rv signed. English ltelorm Bills Beaten. London, Dec. 14. —1n the Houve of Com mons this evening, the bill providing for the clo.ing uf taverns on S mday was re jected by a vote of IG7 to 160. The employer’s liability bill was with drawn. A Tory Majority Cut Down. London, Dec. 14.—The parliamentary election iu the Modiston district to-day re sulted ii the return of the tory c indidar* bv a majority of 185. At the last election the tory majority was 814. Fifteen Fatalities at a Fire. Berlin, Dec. 14.— Albeck’s woolen man ufact ry at Newinu ister won burned to the g ound to-day. Fifteen persons were lulled and tea others sustained fatal injuries. A Duel with Clemenceau. Paris, Dec. 14.—M. Maurel and M. Clemuuoeau fougnt a duel to-day With swords. M. Clemenceau was wounded iu the shoulder. FLORIDA’S metropolis. Movements of the People—Breaking Up the 8. F. and W. Camp Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 14. — The Pullman Palace Car company will run fifteen sleepers to and from Jacksonville this winter. Hamilton Jay, formerly of the Eus is Lake Region , has been offered a position on the editoi ini staff of the Times-Union. Dr. Stout got btck yesterday. Col. H. T. Baya expects to return next Tuesday. lies.,, a well-known merchant, came to da v. Yesterday 150 car loads of oranges pro ceeded north from Sanford. The Clyde steams ip Iroquois leaves New York for Jacksonville to-Jay. Dr. \V. T. Sylves er’s tauiily left Cleve land, Ten i., to-day for Jacksonville. Clyde steamers have again been put on he Florida route as during lasi, winter. Ex- 'ayor J. Q. Burbridge arrived yesterday. C. -i. Bacid general freight and pas senger agent of the Tavares, O.land > ad Atlantic railway, nas een a pointed resi dent agent of the East Te ncssje, Virginia and Georgia railroad, vice Ben Hopkins, wh iis no longer connected with the road. Prof. Pasco, princi al of the Duval high a 001. will open it promptly on Monday, Doc. 17. Profs, i a-c . and Allen will arrive in Jacksonville to-morrow fr.un Monticell-). the s , f. & w.’s CAMP. In the early days of the epidemic the Savannah, Florid i and Western railway, vitn thongbtiul considers ion for their mmerous in loyes in the ciiy, established a refugee camp at Dinsmore, on the line of the r ad, and ior four nr mtlis these railroad men have been there under charge of Capt. J. H. Stephens, the company’s resident agent here. To-night is the last night that the boys will rem du in camp, and they will celebrate their departure by a “blow out.” G. M. Gato, superi ite dent of the E Modelo Cigar Manufacturing Company, arrived to-day from K >y West. He brought six cigarmakers and forty more are ex pected to-morrow. It is very cold to-night, with prospects of a big frost to-morrow morning. FLORIDA QUARANTINES. Meeting of the Health boards and the Action Taken. Osceola, Fla., Dec. 14.— I The boards of heal, h of Putnam, St. Johns, A achna. Lake, Orange, and Marion c mnties met at this place Wednesday for conference relative to removing the quaran tine a ainst Gainesville. It was decided that quarantine against all p lints should be raised at once except Jacksonville, Tampa, aid Ma .atee, which quara i fines will be raised on Dec. 30, provided the respective marils declare the epidemic at an end, and no new cases develop. Restrictions ate v ill in force against bedding, household md woolen goods from iufectea poi its. O.i motion J. A. Lamed was requ -ated to asesrt in the snniia y condi ion of Tampa and tho Manatee country, a id to notify . v .elegraph each of the boards of health rep re e ted in this conference, with a view to their separate action as they may see proper re pjcting the same. The invita io i of the president of the health board of St. John's c u ty for a meeting in St. Augustine, for the purp sa it discu sing quarantine matters for future guidance, was accepted, and tie time of such meeting left to the and cision of the president of the combination baard. CEDAR KEYS OPENS HER DOORS. Cedar Keys, Fla.. Dec. 14, — All quar antine will be remove 1 after tomorrow. A SAFL ROBBED AT TENNILLE. The Burglirs Carried Off $3,100 and Left SSOO Undisturbed. Tennille, Ga., Dec. 14 —-This morning at 5 o’clock, when Capt. W. C. Matthews, treasurer of the VVrigbtsville and Tennille railroad, opened up the office of tho Central railroad, preparatory to going out on the road with the pay train, be di-covered that the door of the aie where the funds for this purpose are kept was open. Upon ex amination it was found that the safe bad been rifled of about. *3,100 in silver and currency. About 1500 was left in the safe undisturbed. ALL A MYSTERY. The safe was carefully locked last night after business hours, and it is a mystery how the burglarsj effected an entrance through tiie combination lock. A key was used in unlocking the front door of tin office and in leaving. Tho burglars clev erly covered up all traces of t ,uir work. Everything Is bemg done to ferret out the perpetrators, but a-yet no clue has been btnined. A reward of SIOO has been offeiod ( r the recovery of the money and the arrest of tho thief with proof to con vict. OVER IN OUONEE. The Coming Prohibition Election—A Stab in tho Shoulder. Athens, Ga , Dec. 14 —Rev. H R. Ber nard of tills place and Dr. J. G Gibson of Crawford left to-day for Watkinsville to conduct a prohibition moeti g t ere to morrow. Dr. Gibson will deliver an ail dross. Oconee county vo et on the liquor question on Dec. 27, nnd the prohibit! mists are doing all in their power tocome out vie torious. That county wo rt dry two years ago liv 40 majority, and it is thought the prohibitionists will carry the next election by shout lflO. The colored people, it is said, willsupp irtthodrv ticket. A cutting affair occurred at R.v.eston, in Oconee county, yesterday, between George Miller and J. W. Williamson. Miller was stab ied in the shoulder. The blade of the knife penetrated about three inches. The wound is painful, bu not sorimi . DEAD IN THEIR CAB. A Fatal Railroad Accident Near Talla hassoe. Tallahassee, Fla., Dec. 14.—T0-day, while a fast through freight train loaded with oranges was passing out of the city bound west, the engine left the track at a gwitoh, and was h .ried under the f ilowing heavily loaded box car*. Bcott Scabro.dt I white), the engineer, and James Conyers (colored), tho fireman, were instnn ly killed a .and fearfully scalded. Rice (white), a braito maD, was bally scalded, but will recover Tne flua .cial loss is serious. Beabrook’ death is deplored by ail, as he was a most excellent young man. A Reception to the Legislators. Atlanta, Ga., Doc. 14.—A reception complimentary to the members of the gen eral assembly was given at the executive m tnsiou to-night by governor and Mrs. Gordon. The attendance was large and the reception lasted from 8 to i I o'clock. A Steamer Without Celestials. San Francisco, Dec. 14.—The steamer City of New York, which arrived hero to day from Houg King a id Yukoboina, is the iirst steamer that has arrived from the orient for a number of year* without, a single Chinaman aboard, bound for this port. ( DAILY. $lO A YEAR. I ■( 5 CENTS A COPY. V I WEEKLY,BI.kJ A YEAR. > IN TIIE WOULD OF MONEL DUN & CO’S. VIEWS ON THE PRES ENT AND FU.UREL Failure of the Panama Canal Scheme the Most Noteworthy Event of the Week—A Belief that the french Gov ernment Will Have to Avert the Threatened Disaster. New York, Dec. 14.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly ravinw sas: T he most important event of the week in the financial world, the fa lure of the Pa nama Canal, haa not yet been felt in this country. The amount of secuiities held here is not la’’ge and there is a general be lief t at t e French government will be obliged to do something to avert a wide spread disas.er. But it can do nothing to make of permanent value tiie vast a mount of securities issued ad heavy French loses will in time have some effect on mo *y markets eisewhero. In other respec.s tne financial outlook remains nnc anged. Con sideraole expo ts of gold continue, but cause neither disturbance nor alarm. Tne supply of money ii all parts of the eoun ry is s > larg and heavy ad the disbursun nts of January are so near at ha and that there is an unusual feeling of confidence. business improving. Business continues to improve in nearly all sections, and though it does not meet tho expectations of the mo.t Bangui ;e, there is every indication that it is greater in volume than that of a year ago. The bank clearings for tiie first week of December, tliougn they reflect to a noteworthy ex.ents the tra .sections of a month ago, on w inch pnyrn nts are now maturing, exceed those of las„ year by 18 per cent., which implies a large volume of present as well as of p.istt business. Tim gains outside of New York are remarkably large and uniform, including even tho southern sections in which there has been mostde re*ei m. Re ports from Mem his still indicate that col lections are bard to make and business shows no improvement, the cotton returns for Arkansas ad Mi ssi-sippi being unf ivor able. Throug lout the northwest improve ment is felt, except at a few p inis whore wild speculation ad over trading last year did the most mischief. THE IRON OUTPUT. The iron output B e. 1 illustra'es the pro ve ling confidence, arid, at the same time, the danger of over confidence The f u naces in blast were of a capacity of 148,913 tons weekly, according to the New York rep irt, and 139,282, acco di g to Pirt-burg. I’aki g the former as the maximum and the latter us a minimum, in eitner cose ihe increase in N iveinber w, ab u. 8,000 ons, and iho production is either a littie larger ora liitie smaller than the largest ever attained, about Nov. 1, 1887. The tons of the ma ket is naturally weaker, though the pricas t nip are uic ia gad. B r s ir regular and !the demoralization in manu factured sieei is striking, while in rails late c mtrac s are said io have been at $27. 0 wuh eastern anti $28.50 with Pittsburg mills. In other bunches of industry no change of imtiortance occurs. Th i volume of production is ou the whole incr a ting, and i he state of the markets appears to jus tify some anxious. ii'St. COTTON STEADY. Cotton has been stea iv. Memphis now estimates the yield at 6,700,000. and the ex ports last mo tli were 10,800,00) pounds larger than f t 18S7. Th i comparative in activity of tbo speculative market helps legitimate trade to adjust prices o new con di'ions. Tne general average for all com m xlitics is about 1 per co it. lower than a week ago ard slightly below tue level of Nov. 1. Ii the stock market there has been no hesitation, without pronounerd movement either wav, wh ie ths average of pr.ess i* 38 cents on tue share better than a week ago. The business failures throughout the country duri g last week number for the U iel State' 288, and for Ca ada 35, a total of 303, against 305 last week. OLEMBON’d BLQUEST. The Carolina House Passes the Bill to Accept the Lift. Columbia, S. C., Dec. 14.—There wa* a genuine sensation in the legislature to-day accompanied by some wastiing of soiled linen. G. Clemson, wno married a daughter of John C. Calhoun, left Fort Hill, the Cal houn homestead, as a bequest to the state to establish an agricultural college, aud the bill wus up for discussion as to accepting the bequest. It is bitterly opposed by the conservative element of the state, and as eagerly advocated by the farmer element. In the meantime Uideo i Lee of New York, who married a daughter of Mr. Cleinsoi), has brought suit to co iteet the wilt tn behalf of his daughter, Isabel Lee, granddaughter of M . Clemson. Ia the debate it bad been c.iarged that Mr. Lee, under tho imp ession that Mr. Clem son was po*T, refused to allow his daughter to visit her grandfather, in the course of a speech in reply to tuis to day Col. Hnskeil brought out a scandal not before given to the public. He said that the reason Mr. I>ee did uot let hie daughter visit Mr. Clem on wa* because Mrs. Clemson knew that Pt Hill wa- ao lit place for a young lady to live, and that on several occasion* a woman presided at Mr. damson's table who had a daughter sitting at her side, although the mother had never had a husband. Ho added that if the list of Mr. Clemson’* expend tu e wee overlooked there would be found item* which certainly rendered the bouse of John C. Calhoun an unfit place for an innocent girl and a descendant of the illuslri us statesman to reside. Tue parties are all of Ihe aristocracy of the state, and the inetdeut has created a pro. fund -on-a ion. The House Anally passed the bill despite the frantic protests of its opponents, who denounced its pussnge as an act of roi bing t o granddaughter of Calhoun's favorite child of her birthright. •Should t e bill pass the Beuate, it is not improbable tliai tne governor will veto it; at least politicians believe that bo will. White Caps in New York. Jamestown, N. Y., Dec. 14 —To-night a baud of masked men, wearing while b md kerchiefsovor their head*, drove through tbo streets, driving pejple to their homes in terror. it is reported that a man three miles east of here was t ken from his home and given twenty-live lashes on his bare back. Postal '-uaugoe Wabhinoton, Dec. 14.—The f'flowing Georgia postofliees are to be dis co itinued Dec. 20: Harrell, De catur county. T>e mad will go to B lnbridge. Claude. Washington county. Tho mail wul go to Teuiiii e. The follow ing postmaster has been anpointed: At Bhoups, 18. C., ArcnibaldC. Shoup. 1 vetting session of the House. Wabhinoton, Dec. 14.—The House re mained in session an hour this evening, the time being principally consumed iu a i ef fort to settle on some method of procedure for the consideration of private pension bdis, but as no agreement could be arrived at, the House at 8,30 o’clock adjourned until Monday.