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J Established 1650. Incospc.ratxd 1898. V J. H. ESTILL, President. ) A TOWN TAKES UP ARMS. OHESTBRTOWN WILDLY EXOITBD OVER THE HANGING. Fears That an Attempt Would Be Made to Lynch the Prisoners Before the Law Could Take Its Course. The Night Passes Without Trouble. The Four Negroes Swung Off. Cbestkrtown, Md., Jan. 13.—Contrary to what baa been generally expected by every one, Chestertown outside of the jail precincts passed a quiet and uneventful night The streets of the little city were almost entirely deaerted except by a posse summoned a couple of days ago by Sheriff Plummer. These guards in twos and three* armed with guns, rifles and pistols ranging from flint locks used m the revolution to the modern self-acting revolver, patrolled the streets nearly nil night long, and until the execution took place. Business during the morning was almost entirely suspended, but the streets were crowded with sleighs and other vehicles filled with merry couples who did not ssem to have a thought tor the four miserable wretches confined iu the damp basement cells of the jail, but never theless the shadow of the gallows sesmed hanging over all, and many sympathetic expressions were offered. NO AI.RESTS MADE. Very few n egroes could be seen on the street-. Mot a 6ingle arrest was made by tbs men who walked the streets of town all night, and not a single disturbance oc curred. The soene in the county court house, however, was quite different from that on the streets. The room in which the eight men were tried, condemned and sentenced was crowded with young and old men armed with all kinds of weapons. They had been summoned to defend the jail should au attempt bo made to lynch the four prisoners. But no such attempt was made and the pome contented itself with emptying sundry bottles and telling wbat it would do if a mob should appear. THE HANGING. Shortly after 11 o’clock this morning the members of the posse inside the jail, re porters and the twenty witnesses allowed By law crowded into the corridor, where they were told by the sheriff to get ready. The short march to the scaffold began with liiooks first and Comegys next, followed by William and M< ecu Brown. On reaching the scaffold the men were placed in posi tion, the nooses arranged about their necks, the black caps polled over their faces and their legs bound at the ankles. At 12:30 o’clock the bar controlling the triggers slipped easily aiODg the greased surface. There was a light crash, the trap doors fall to the ground and the four black bodies shot through the hole*. Four of the mur derers of Dr. Hill had expiated their crime oa tbo gallows. Fletcher Williams and Jloses Brown died almost without a struggle. Their necks were broken. TWO DIE HARD. Brooks and Comegys went through the most appaliiDg contortions. The latter died from strangulation and the former’s death was due to dislocation of his neck. Comegys, the youngest of the quartet, was conscious for at least five minutes while dangling from the rope. He twisted his legs, struggled with the handcuffs Bnd drew bis knees to his neck. Brooks went through similar movements. He died hard. His frame swayed several minutes, and when the crowd thought him dead he started the most desperate contortions. His body wriggled within the straps about him and bis determined efforts to get the hand cuffs off pleased the crowd immensely. MSN LAUGH AT THEIR SUFFERING. Old farmers who gathered about the dv. ing men laughed and some even cursed the negroes. The men died in from ten to eighteen minutes. The heart of Williams beat for seventeen minutes, although he acted as though he diet! first. The men were examined by lira. W. Frank Hines, J. Horton Kelly, Charles W. Wbaland, and John L. Wethered, the latter of Philadel phia. At 2:50 o’clock the bodies were cut down, placed in pine cofHns at once and two express wagons conveyed them to toe potter’s field. After the execution the peo ple quietly dispersed. NICARAGUA’;! CANAL. Senator Morgan Proposes a Further Investigation. Washington, Jan. 13. —Senator Morgan to-day Introduced in the Senate the follow ing resolution, which went over without action until to-morrow, when Mr. Morgan will address the Senate on the subject: Resolved. That the c unmittee on commerce is instructed to inquire audjreport to the Senate the advantages, if any, iliat will accrue to the productions, Industries, coastwise and foreign commerce, immigration and other interests of 'he United Mutes by means of the additional facilities of t ran* ortation and the reduction of 'be cost thereof, that would tie afforded by the building of a ship canal to connect the waters ' f the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through Lake .Nicaragua. Morgan’s motive. For two veers past the committee on for fign relations have been investigating the subject, and the well-known friendship of 'ir. Morgan for the project led to expres sions of surprise that he should seek to transfer the Inquiry from the committee of which he is so able a member to the c m mttteo on commerce. When asked about it iho senator said that, the committee on for **ku relations had only looked into the mat ,er from a political standpoint, and bad considered the relations of the project *o other governments. together with the proposed cost of the work and tbe diffi culties of engineering that presented them ‘elves. The committee on commerce knew the commercial value better, he thought, 'ban any other committee, and it was for the purpose of making the scope of the inquiry as wide as possible, and to throw ae rnuch light os possible upon the matter, that he suggested an investigation. With •hch information before the American peo ple, Mr. Morgan said, he could ut see how *ny wise man could put a stumbling block of any kind In the way of a projeot so fraught with vital Importance to the people °f this nation. fgster’3 scccaisoß. Janie* c. Carter Said to be tlated for fcecretary of ttate 'Washington, Jan. 13.—James C. Carter, 'he titular leader of the New York bar, is taid to be Mr. Cle eland’s present choice for Secretary of State, Mr. Whitney having declined that portfolio and the others oon •ulered in connection with it being in some i>, 0r auot ber unavailable. 1 report connecting tbe name of Sen *’'r Morgan, wh se relations with Mr. ui , nd came to be under the last admln onT** ■ °* ® formal character with that . ™ c *“' is at unsubstantial as that oonnect * Bourne (j,, o g ran and the attorney ksneralshlp. Nominated for Postmasters. , t '' r **RbMoT°N, Jsn. 13.-Tbe President **"' *he Senate the following noml natluns for post masters. Frank Simmons, if Ala.; Jonathan bto vail, Jr., ooutli Boston, Va. )t |lofniito fflj RENNA’S FUNERAL. The Remains to be Interred at Bis Old Home To-day. Charleston, W. Va , Jan. 18.—The re mains of the late Senator Kenna were re moved from his mother’s residence at 8:30 o’clock this afternoon by the legislative committee which escorted them from Wash ington and conveyed to tbe Ben ate chamber of the state oapitol. where they will lie in state until 9:30 o’clock to-morrow. During the remainder of the day and evening large crowds of oitizens took a farewell lock at the deceased statesman. The capitol building is draped throughout in deep mourning and flags in tbe city and on the steamboats on the river are displayed at half-mast. The floral tributes upon tbe catafalque are profuse and appropriate. Those ordered by the West Virginia legislature will arrive from Cincinnati at midnight. That given by the House is an enormous column ten feet high, and that presented by the Senate is a huge scroll six feet in flight. Ihe Senate chamber will be guarded all night by tha sergeants at-arms of both house*, with a suitable corps of assistants. THE FUNERAL SERVIOES. ■.. At 9:30 o’clock to-morrow morning the remains of tbe late senator will be escorted by the congressional, legislative, oitizens’ and bar association committees to St. Joseph's chapel, where the funeral service will be conducted at 10 o’clock by Rev. Father Htenger and bis assistants. An effort w as made to have Bishop Marey of Wheelmg attend the ceremonies, but he was unable to oe present. At the conclusion of these exercises, the remains will be taken to the Catholic cem etery for interment. The following prom inent citizens of this city will serve as active pall-bearers: C. C. Watts, C. 0. Lewis, A. P. Hand, Joseph E. Chilton, Joseph O’Grady and C. N. McDermott. The entire oougressional committee will leave for Washington at 3 o’clock to-mor row afternoon, with tbe exception of Ben ator Faulkner, who will remain hare to i eraonally oonduot his canvass for re-elec tion. FEARS OF A BLOODY BIOT. Whites and Blacks Expected to Clash at Greenfield, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn.. Jan. 18.—There are grave apprehensions of a bloody race war at Greenfield, Tenn. A few nights ago two negroes went to ths farm bouse of Mrs. Jones, a widow, and attempted to assault her. The womau recognized on* of the negroes aud told her neighbors. The fol lowing night a body of masked men went to tha home of the negro end were greeted with a volley of shots. The mob riddled the house with bullets. The negro was shot m tbe throat, but escaped to the bottoms and remained on a stump all night almost naked, surrounded by water. In tbe morn iug hs was caught and whipped almost to death. Yesterday a strange young white man came to town and txiught thirty-five masks. The negroes have been buying' guns and ammunition, and war was expected laat night. Nearly every negro in tbe neighborhood quit work and a bloody out break was expected at any moment. DIXIE'S COLD SNAP. Tne Cumberland River Frozen Over Prom Nashville Op. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 13.—For the first time In fifteen years the Cumberland river froze thick last night, from the bead of the river all the way to this point. The meroury dropped to zero here early this morning. The most severe weather known for twenty jeers is reported from different parts of the state. SNOW AT CHARLESTON. Charleston, S. C., Jan. 13.—There was a Blight snowfall this morning, the second of the season, accompanied by a very brisk wind, and it was unusually oold ail day, all of which was very uncommon for this latitude. COLD AT KNOXVILLE. Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 13.—The weather for the last three days has been almost unprecedented, the mercury ranging irom 1" to £0“ above zero. Early this morning a negro woman was found under a house frozeu to death. TWO CONVICTS DROWNED. One of Them Tipped Over a Boat to Prevent Going to the Work House. Pink Bluff, Ark., Jau. 13.—While Sheriff Leo was conveying four handcuffed prisoners across the river at Cummius yes terday, Ed Taylor, one of the prisoners, caused the boat to capsize while in the mid dle of the stream. Taylor and his partner, YV alker Wooden, were drowned. The sheriff and tne remaining prisoners had a narrow escape from watery graves. Taylor had s worn that he would never be taken to the work house alive, and in carrying out bis threat caused the death of himself ami Woodeu. STORES IN ABHHB. The Retail D'strict cif Kansas City the Scene of a Big Fire. Kansas City, Jan. 13.—Fire in the heart of the retail district of the city at midnight caused a lose of upward of $245,000. The fire destroyed the 4-story stone front build ing, Nos. 102 and 104 YY’alnut street. The Jaccnrd Watch and Jewelry Company lost $150,000, hut are fully Insured. The Foster Wooleu Company lose $50,000. The amount of their insurance is Dot known. The Kan sas City Art School loses $50,000. The lots on the building Is $40,000. It is insured for *35,000. DIXIE’S DEAD PRESIDENT. The Remains to be Removed to Rich mond in the Spring. Richmond, Va., Jan. 13.—Mayor J. Tay lor Ellyson, president of the Jefferson Davis Monument Association, says it Is probable that the remains of Mr. Davis will be removed from New Orleans to this city for final interment in the early spring; that he has received a number of satisfac tory letters from the collectors of the monu ment fund, and that when the wfather opens permanently uew impetus will he given to tba scheme. DEATH AT A FIRE. One Man Breaks Hia Neck and Another SufTicatee. Milan, Tenn., Jan. 13.— Wadlalgh’s old mill at Atkins was burned last night. It was used as a lodging house. Joe English jumped from a second story window and broke his neok. Tom Ashton luffoceted while tryiog to escape by the elevator. ■1 wen t v other lodgers barely escaped with their lives. aT advance In Whlkky. Chicago, Jan. 13.-A apodal from LoeU vill* Ky., ay further advance of ooeatt has nMu aatebliahed by the whiaky trust. . SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1898. A HORROR IN A TEMPLE. TWO THOUSAND LIVES LOST IN A • RAID BY ROBBBRB. The Temple Fired When Packed With People Who Fled Before the Bandits. Most of the Fatalities Caused by Buffocatlon—China tbe Soene of the • Horror. San Fbanoisco, Jan. 13.—A Canton cor respondent (end* tbit aooount of a terrible disaster in a country town about fifty milea from Canton, which occurred early last month and resulted in tbe loea of nearly 3,000 lives. A band of robbers made a raid on tba village of Kam Li, in the Shin Bing district. They first levied a tribute of sev eral thousand taels on tbe priest of the temple. Tie latter had just received large offerings from tbe people who were having a holiday with a dramatio entertainment under a big shed tempora rily erected in front of the temple. The angry robbers applied torches to this (bed, ana the people in a panic ruabed into the temple for refuge. The main entrance of tbe temple, which was of wood, oaught tire from the fierce beat of tyte burning shel, and over 1,400 men, women and children were either burned, smothered or trampled under foot. Most of the fatalities resulted from suffocation, as a strong wind drove the smoke luto tbe temple. At tbe time of writ ing the roll of missing numbered 1,940, and it may be that some of these were burned beyond recognition. The disaster is the worst that has occurred in South China for several yeare. STICKS TO HIS COLORS. McKinley Still Preaching Protection to Ohio’s Wool Growers. Columbus, 0., Jan. 13.—Gov. MoKlnley, In an address before tha Ohio State Wool Growers’ Association last night, made his first public utterance on tha reeuita of the eleotion and the policy c! tbe Republican party in the future. Among other things be said: "I do not know what will happen to the wool growers under the legislation that will come within the next administration. I do not, however, believe In giving up tbe fight after one engagement and one defeat. Ths wool growers have had it their own way every time since 1867, and more than once have demonstrated their power in Ohio. I do not believe in free raw material. Ido not believe in havine commodities free at one end of the factory and tariffed at the other end. You are entitled to the highest protection and you should express that conviction in every possible way. lam here to say that in my opinion tbe great policy of protection is the true polloy .and 1 believe that it is just as dear to the American people as It ever was before. I atn rather Inclined to think that tbe dem ocratic members of congress are committed to f. ee wool, but Ohio is not committed to free wool. You are in a most critical period of this great industry. Ido not know how you feel about It, but I bate not lost any of my oourage.” A HOTEL IN FLAMBS. An Unconfirmed Rumor That Beverel Lives Were Lost. Duluth, Minn., Jan. 13.—Firs which started in the basement of the Hotel St. Louis atll o’clock this morning resulted in the total destruction of that building. The Hotel Brighton, adjoining, sustained slight damage by water aud fire. The total loos Is estimated at SIOO,OOO, with Insurance of half that amount. It ia thought that sev eral lives were lost, but this cannot be ascertained at present. Many guests were removed In their night clothing in a half smothered condition, aud it is thought that a number were smothered iu their rooms. The thermometer was con siderably below zero, and the firemen worked at a great disadvantage. BLAINH NOT 80 WELL. Dr. Johnston Reports Difficulty In Respiration. Washington, Jan. 13.—Dr. Johnston, after his 11 o’olock call this morning, said Mr. Blaine did not appear so well. He said he had not had a relapse last night, but bad suffered from difficulty in respiration. Dr. Jobuston returned to Mr. Blaine’s residence to-night at midnight. At that time he said to a pres- representative that be expected to remain with tbe patient for eouie hours, and probably uutil morn ing. To all outside appearances there is nothing to indicate any immediate danger of a fatal consequence to-night. PLANS FOR THE INAUGURATION. Invitations Sent to the Governor of Every State. Washington, Jan. 13.—Invitations have to-day been sent out through Col. H. C. Corbin, U. 8. A,, to the governors of all the states. Inviting them and their staffs to participate in the inauguration ceremonies. The inauguration committee request that ell civic organisations from the various sections of tbe country who intend to par ticipate In the inauguration ceremonies will not! ▼ the committee on civic organization, William Dickson, chairman. Given $60,000 to Found a Ohnir. Charlottesville, Va., Jan. 13.—Tbe University of Virginia at Charlottesville lias just received a donation of $60,000 from Mrs. Lindenkentof Washington, D. C.. for the establishment of anew chair to be known as tbe Lindonkent memorial chair of English literature. Tbe board of visitors ordered the establishment of the new chair and appointed Prof. Charles W. Kent of the University of Tennessee to fill it. A Purchase of coal Lands. Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 13.—A syndi cate of Knoxville men to-day completed the purchase of 10,000 acres of ooel lend on New river, Virginia, for which they paid $120,000. The track adjoin* tbe lands lately bought by Drexel & Morgan of New York, presumably for the Vanderbilt*, for which SBOO,OOO was paid. An Offloe Given as a Bribe. Dknver. Coi., Jan. 13.—Impeachment proceedings ere threatened against the new populist auditor, Mr. Goodvkoontz, because of a charge that be promised to retain tbe lets deputy sunerlntendent of insurance at a price forthst gentleman’s support In tbe recent campaign. Internal Revenue Receipts. Washington, Jen. 13. Complete re turns will show that there was a gain of $7,000,000 in the collection* of internal reve nue for the first six months of the present usual year over the receipts for ths corre sponding period of the last fiscal year. Carolina’s Liquor Dealers. Columbia, H. C.. Jen. 13. —A oonferenoe of liquor men to take some steps in regard to the dispensary law was scheduled to be ncld in this city to-dey, but a number of them were unable to be present, and Uae meeting wea postponed. MUDDLE OF THE KANSANS. Treasurer-Elect Biddle Unable to Give a Bond. Topeka, Kan. , Jan. 13.—The supreme court decided this afternoon that it had no juriediotion in the mandamus proceedings instituted by tbe republicans to compel the secretary of state to hand the election re turns over to George L. Douglass, the republican speaker. The bond of State Treasurer-elect Biddle has not yet been made ouniplete end no at tempt has been made to have it approved before the populist exeoutive council. Tbe republican treasurer is still in foil posses sion and has been compelled to reopen bis acoounts, which h* bad closed to turn over to his *ncce*sor. Tbe muddle that the legislature has been plaoed in haafrightened those who bed already signed Mr. Biddle’s bond, and they ere withdrawing their name*. • THE POPULIST CLBIIK RECOGNIZED. As wns expected by all when Chief Clerk Rioh of tbe populist House addressed the lieutenant governor at 11 o’clock this morn ing announcing that be had a message from the House, be was promptly recognized and the message received, Seuator Scott (republican) appealed from what be termed the arbitrary decision of the lieutenant governor, and e vote was taken as to whether tbe message should be received. Tbe action of the lieutenant governor was sustained by a vote of 23 to 10, two populists, Messrs. O’Bryan and Tay lor, voting with tbe republicans. One re publ.oan wai absent. Me-sra. Taylor and O’Bryan, the populists, filed their written protests. Speaker Dunsmore of the popu list House made a statement that the House concurrent resolution, No. 6, had been received by the Senate end laid over under tbe rules. This was the first an nouncement of the offioial position of the Senate and was received with loud cheers on the populist side. Motions were made simultaneously on the republican end popu list side for a recess. At 4 o'clock both houses adjourned because of a request from Gov. Lewellyn made privately to the lead ere of tbe two houses that a committee of six from each wait npon him after dinner. The request from the governor, it Is thought, means that all differences will be settled before the House meets again. TRUK TO HIS PARTY. Bx-Oov. Hauser Out of the Senatorial Race in Montana. Helena, Mont., Jan. 18.—Three days ago ex-Gov. Hauser, one of the democratic senatorial aspirants, said he would not al low his personal ambition to stand in tbe way of democratic success In the senatorial contest. Last night he proved bis loyalty to bis party. He bad his man go into the caucus with the Clarke men. making twenty-seven all told. The fliet ballot gave Mr. Clarke a majority and then ex-Gov. Hauser’s lieutenant, eating und<r his in structions. withdrew his name. Mr. Clarke waa made the unanimous choloe of the cau ous. There were eight absentees, all fol lowers of Marcus Daly. Just what Mr. Daly and his men wilt do now it it ton toon to know. Mr. Dely left Helena yesterday for Anaconda, and none of bit men will tell Criggs Nominated for Senator. Olympia, Wash., Jan. 13.—C. W. Criggs of Tacoma received the democratic oaucus nomination for United states senator last night. The democrats say they will dictate the election of United States senator, as the situation atpresent it virtually controlled by them. The Allen and Turner force* are still firm and in the event of their refusal to go Into the caucus there will be a deadlock unices dem< crate take part. Tbe balloting occurs Tuesday. North Dakota’s Free-for-all. Bismarck, N. D., Jan. 13.—The decis ion of the republican members of tbe legis lature to hold no cauoot is said to insure tbe defeat of Senator Casey. The demo crats held a caucus last night without agreeing on a candidate. The contest will now be a free-for-all in tbe open legislature. The outlook seems favorable to Senator Worst. Ex-Gov. Ord way will arrive to-day, but under no circumstances can he secure more than six votes. Nebraska's Deadlock Broken. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 13.—The deadlock in the legislature was broken this morning and the two houses met In joint Bestion and canvassed tbe votes. Gov. Boyd’s farewell message was read ibis afternoon and Gov. Crounz duly installed, delivering his in augural address. Montana’s Vote for Senator. Helena, Mont., Jan. 13.—The vote for United States senator to-day resuited: San ders 32, Clark 25, Dixon 8 and Mulville 3. No choice. A SHAKE WITH STEVENSON. Tbe Vice President-elect Introduced to Tennessee’s Legislators. Nashvillr, Tenn., Jan. 13. Gen. Stevenson devoted the day to publio func tions and social entertainments. At i.oon the legislature met In special ses sion to receive him. The distinguished gentleman approached the speaker's stand, escorted by Gov. Buchanan and was pre sented to Speaker Davis. Gen. .Steven son, amid great applause, expressed his thanks in a brief speeoh. He said: “1 am not here to make a speech but per sonally to meet tbe representative* of Ten nessee; but I will not allow the occasion to pass without telling you that in Chicago there is a world’s fair. You may have beard of this before. [Laughter], I know that Tennessee will be represented there and when you do oome to that oity, 1 hope we can give you a welcome surpassed only by tbe weloome Tennessee baa given.” Gen. Htovenson'e remarks were closed amid tremendous applause end Senators Marshall, Morris and Withorn were appointed to introduce the senators and Representatives Goodwin and Thomp son to present the representatives. A pleas ant Informal reception was then held and tbe senators and representatives were pre sented to the Vlce President-elect. Afterward he held a publio reception. TBAINB CRASH TOGETHER. Fifteen Persons Severely and Scores Slightly Injured. Chicago, Jen. 18. —The Crete accommoda tion on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois road leaving Dearborn station at 7:20 o’olock this evening, was telescoped at Fifty-fifth street by tbe Chicago and Erie through train to New York. Tbe aoooinmodation train consisted of three ooeebe* filled with suburban resident* on their way borne. Fif teen people were severely injured In the wreck sod eoaroely any one of the 150 or more passengers escaped some bruises or minor injuries. Tbe center orach of the accom modation train caught fire from so over turned store. j tree passenge rs, two women and on* man were oaugbt In tbe w reckage dose to tba Hemes end were cut away from tbelr perilous position by the heroic efforts of tbelr fellow passengers Nobody was killed outright, but the injuries of some tuny result fatally. A HOT FIRE ON CARNOT. DEPUTIES BENT ON FORDING HIM TO RESIGN. The Strength of tha Case Agr.lr.st the President Rests on the Credibility ot Ex-Minister Balhaut—The Account ant of the Canal Company Too Sharp to be Pumped as a Witness. Paris, Jan. 13.—T0-day grave rumors are afloat In regard to President Carnot. Several of the deputies who have been most eari.es: in pushing tha Panama investiga tion make no secret of declaring that they will not rest until President Carnot is forced to reslgo. The strength of the case against the president depends npon the credibility of M. Baibaut, ex-minister of public works. President Carnot’s friends claim, that no faith whatever should he attached to M. Baihaut’s disclosures; that he is malignant against President Carnot for not having protected him from prosecution, and that he wishes to draw the president down with him . On tho other hand it Is pointed out by rb* enemies of President Carnot that M. Uaibaut's charges agree with the tacts as known, aud that Charles de Leest-ps would probably corroborate M. Baihaut If he wore permitted to reveal all he could tell. RIBOT URGED TO STOP TUB ATTACKS. Leading republicans are alarmelat the persistent attacks upon President Carnot and senators are urging M. Rlbot to take someaotlon that will stop certain newspapers from pouring out daily slanders upon the president. M. Rlbot is considering the mat ter aud will probably take the first oppor tunity to institute prosecutions. It is be lieved, however, that the prospect of euoh action will causo tbe uewspapers opposed to the president to moderate their ton*. The notice have rearcbed the house of ex-Daputy Gobron, and seised papers which they found there. There is no abatement whatever in the in terest excited by tbe developments in tbe Panama case 'hat have been brought to light by the skillful questioning of President Perlvler of the oourt of appeals, before whom the aocused are being tried. To-day was the fourth day of ibe t ial of Charles de liessop*. M. Cottu, M. Fontana and M. Eiffel, and, as on tho preceding days, the court room was crowded. ROSY REPORTS PURPOSELY FALSE. A number of witnesses were called to show that at the time the rosy report were being made by the oaiml company tbe officials had full knowledge that the reports were untrue and that difficulties that were br. shod aside ou paper at though tbay were nothing, were known by Count da Lesseps and others to be insurmountable. The first witness to prove this condition of nffairs was ( apt. Frayese, who bad acted iu the capac ity ot superintendent of the canal works. He testified that he had many conversations with Kerdiuund de Lesseps In regard to how matters were proceeding on the isthmus, aud that be had often told Count de l*es<epa that tbe seriousness of the difficulties that were being met with were hindering the execution of the enterprise. a shareholder's complaint. M. Hetault. a shareholder In the canal oompanv, testified that he formerly bad un bounded confidence in M de l.e-sepe and that this confidence hud led him to make large investme ti In ti e Panama stock. M. Retsult desired to read a number of docu ments to show that tbe newspapers and members of the Chamber of Deputies had deceived tba public as to tbs real condition ot the company, though they knew that it was a swindle, i resident Perivlsr stopped him, saying that the court wanted personal and not hearsay evidence. TUB CHIRP ACCOUNTANT CALLED. The next person to be examined was M. Hyerouimua, tbe chief accountant of the Panama Cam.l Company. He wns ques tioned at lei gth by President I’erivier In re gard lo the bone unonyrnen. M. Hyeroni ioiii declared that he thought the course fol lowed in the matter of these bonds was adopted in order to keep the names of those who received them from the officials of the company. Upon receiving this answer President P’erlvier remarked: "When peo ple are acting uprightly their proceedings are not surrounded by such mystery.” TOO SHARP TO BE PUMPED. Further questions were put to the wit ness. but he gave evasive answers, and it was evident that he a determined to say nothing that would compromise the com pany. He insisted that be knew nothing of tl e company’s operations. Though both President Perivler and M. Tanon, tbe public procureur, pile j him with questions, they failed to elicit any information that would throw any light ou the methods pur sued by the company. THE PUBLIC SHAMELESSLY DECEIVED. The evidence so far in the Pinama trial Is regarded as assuring the conviction of tbe defendants, 'i be report of M. Flory, tba government aoouuntaut, contends that tbe responsibility for the Panama frauds aud deception rests upon tbe whole board of Panama directors, because havtg squandered tbe share capital they concealed tbe real situation by a Inlet statement in order to obtain subscriptions aud protect their own interests. M. Flory’s report leaves no doubt as to the deliberate character of tbe deception prac ticed upon the public. The publio are already beginning to discuss tbe sentences that will he passed upon M. da Lssse|>s and other nssoclate* In the event of couviotlon. It is believed that President Perivler will pronounce a severe penalty, as from the first be has exhibited considerable indigna tion toward tbe accused. His decisions have always commanded tbe respect of tbe peo ple, as well as of the bar. CHIEF SECRETARY RESIGNED. M. Martin, onoe chief secretary of the canal company, desorb *d with gusto bis experience while In office and the scorn be felt for the methods of tbe directors. The unvarnished corruptness of the contract system, be said, often rendered him so In dignant that he protested to the board at their meetings against the scandalous abuses with whiob tbe whole canal work was honeyoombed. Eventually he re signed rather than sigu contract* for machinery and supplies with French firms wh-se bids, taken together, were 28,000,000 francs higher than the bids of English and Dutch firms. Tbe direotura bud declined to listen to bU protests against this Iniquitous bargain and had left him the alternative of signing it or resigning; so be resigned. Everybody in tbe manage ment of tlie oompany knew that this sort of work was being done; also that Baron da Reinacb aud other financial agent* were getting enormous commissions. Iu a wrangle with Presiding Judge Peri vler to-dey, Charles de Lesseps admitted that two checks, payable only to bearer, were given to Arthur Meyer, editor of the (Jautoie. A RAP at tub royalists. London, Jan. 13.—The Chronicle’* Paris Correspondent notes that wbeu M. de Les seps. at the trial to-day, revaaled tba bribery of Arthur Meyer, a suppressed tit ter was audible throughout tbe court room. M. de Leteepe remarked slyly that this statement would restore the Royalist tiauloh to lu proper value. "Tbe antes of M.< lemeooeau.M Naquet.M.Laguerre, M. Mai at aud M. lie .yard, are uu every body's bps,” continues tbe correspondent, "as be ing implicated In tbe scandal. M. Spuller appeared In the lobby to-day in an agitated state, probablv owing to hi- relatione to tbe Hep oblique t'rancaite and tbe Temp*, of which M. Hebrard is a director. It seems imperative that Baron Mobrenheim and Count Meuabrea should explain tbe charges freely mentioned against them." ENGLAND’S LABOR PARTY. It Will be Known Hereafter aa tbe Independent Labor Party. London, Jan. 13.—Tha labor party is bolding a congress at Bradford, which is presided over by James Kier Hardie, mem ber of parliament for tbe eoutb division of Weatham. Considerable dlicunion arose to-day over the selection of a name for the party. A proposition that it bs called the socialist labor party met with violent objection from some of tbe delegates, who deelared that tbe word eooiallst would hava tbe effect of keeping many men out of the party. Their arguments prevailed and tbe proposed title was rejected. After the discussion of sev eral other names the emigres* decided that the party should hereafter be known as tbe Independent Labor party. NIHILISTS DRIVEN OUT. Tha French Government Unloads a Quartet on Plngland. Paris, Jan. 13.—The four Russian nihil ists who were arrested in this city on Jan. 7 at tbe instance of the Russian ambassador were to-day escorted to Calais by a number of polioemen. They were pieced on board a steamer bound for England, and tbe officers waited until the steamer was well out la the ohannel before they started ou their return to Paris. SPAIN TO SCARE MOROCCO. Four War Vessels May be Sent to Make a Demonstration at Tangier Madrid, Jan. 13.—There is unusual ac tivity in all the governmeut dook yards as four man-of-war have been ordered to be readv to sail at a moment's notiae. It la supposed that the government iutenda to make a demonstration at Tangier in case the report of the kidnaping of the oonimandaut of Albucumas by tbe Moor* is confirmed. FIGHTING AT DORTMUND. Tba Miners Attack tbe Ovarseera of the Schlke Pits. Berlin, Jan. 13.—Several hundred min er* at Dortmund to-day made an attaok upon the overseer* of the Bohtke pits. Trouble had been anticipated in the dis trict and the police wore prepared. A sharp flgbt followed, in wbicb several min ers were hurt and others arrested, tbelr leader inoluded. The mob then dispersed. Satolll's Secratary. Rome, Jan. 13.—The pops has appointed Rev. F. 55. Rookerof Albany, N. Y., secre tary to the tniaiion of Mgr. Ratolli, tbe napal ablegate to tbe United States. Father Hooker is vice rector of tbs American college In Rome. Hs ha* already started for New York. WAR ON THE WHI6KY TRUST. Representative Burrows Cpana ths $ lght in tha House. Warrington, Jan. 13.—Representative Burrows of Mlohigan has begun an aotiva onslaught on tba whisky trust. To-day he introduced in the House a long preamble and resolution reciting tbe newspaper charge that the trust le making spirits, high wines and aloobul for uae aa beverages by the use of adulterants; that tbe trust Is in conspiracy with the rectifiers to that end; that the adulteration is effected by tbe use of poisonous drugs, of which fact the retailers end consumers are lu ignor ance; that the spirit of tbe rectifiers’ law It thus vl dated; that the United States revenues are thus defrauded by tbe diminu tion of importations: that tbe rectifiers are obliged to consume oul> the product of the trut, under heavy penalties; that the con tracts are in re-tralnt of commerce between tbe stales, wherefore. It Is rssolved that a special oommittre of five members of tbe Huuae be appointed to fully iuvealtgate and repon upon tbe subject ami especially wbat persons are commoted with tbe trust. AN EXPLQBION ON A STEAMER. Two Negroes Drowned and Several Others Scalded. Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 13.—At 5 o’clock this afternoon as tbe steamer J. C. Warner was towing the steamer R, T. Coles through the skeleton, a troublous passage la the Tennessee river eighteen miles below Chattanooga, two flues in tne boiler of the Warner col lapsed. Two of tbe colored deck bauds were blown from tbe boat into the river aud drowned. Twelve other oolored deck hai de were scalded more or Ires seriously, and the second engineer of tbe Warner, the mate of the Coles and the nigbt watchman of tbe Warner, all white men, were seriously scalded. Neither of tbe steamers Is injured to any gieat extent. A OAR TURNS A SOMERSAULT. Two Killed Outright and Two Fatally Injured. Burlington, la., Jan. 13.—1 tis reported from Morniog Sun, la., that a bad wreck occurred this svtnlug on the lowa Central railroad. An east-bound passenger train was derailed while on a crossing sixty feet above the ground. The rear coach fell from the traok, turning completely over in its fall and struck tbe ground upon its roof. Eight passengers were In the coach. Two were killed rnd two others sustained injur ies that will pro ably prove fatal. Cr. Samuel Logan Dead New Orleans, Jan. 13.—Dr. Samuel liOgan, one of the oldest and most promi nent physicians of tbe south, died suddenly jester lay of apoplexy. Mrs. Logan died three days ago and tbe blow prostrated her husband. Mr. Logan was born at Charles* ton, 8. U. Brunswick's Chief of Police. Brunswick, Ot., Jan, 13,—At the meet ing of tbe police commissioners to-day Chief Lewis W. Beach was unanimously re elec ed, while Hobart E. Levison was elected first lieutenant. Chief Beaoh is one of Brunswick’s must popular officials and bad no opposition. He, with Lavison’s aid, will make the force one of tbe finest. A Pastor Called. Carrollton, Ga., Jan. 13.—Tbe First Beptlst church of this place has called Dr. 8. It C. Adams of Fort Payne, Ale., to the pest- rate of tl.e church. The late deceased Dr. J. P. Chaney waa pastor of this church for four years, Duval County’s Contest. Jacksonville. Fla. , Jan. 13.—The anti* will begin a csss before the supreme oourt next Monday In an effort to break the elec tion of Dural Bounty officers f DAILY, $lO A YEAR. ) J 5 CENTS A COPY. > ( WEEKLY $1 25 A YEAR. J GOOD TRADE LOOKED FOR THU COLD WEATHER GIVES A FEW LINES A BOOM. Preparations for Fprtng Trade Going on Actively—No Serious Financial Embarrassments Looked for in tba Businees World—Speculators lo Cot ton Liquidating—Money Easy In New York New York, Jan. 13.—R. G. Dun A Co'* weekly review of trade will say; "Tha pause in business incident to the holiday* seems to last longer tbls year than usual, but the severe weather boa given a powerful stimulus to trade in heavy boots aud those and wooleus. "Preparations for tbe spring butinen are going on actively and with the ntmost confidence. "In spiee of the reports that more gold will go abroad, and iu epite of the uncertainties regarding legislation on tt o money question, the busiuess world seems inclined to believe that there will be no serious financial tin* barrassments, especially as the average of commercial indebtedness is remarkably low, and tbe failures have beau comparatively unimportant. "No interruption of industrial activity is shown, though it is somewhat depressed, but in other important branches distlno* improvement is noticed In tbs [ reparation for tbe spring trade. SPECULATION IN COTTON. “Speculation in ontton has been liquidat ing, the price declining one-quarter, al* though the receipts this week are 40,000 Isil-s less and the exports 40,000 more tbao a year ago. ■ arger aatimatea of tbe orop era now sent out. "The treasury has been disbursing freely since Jail. 1, ana very large returns of money from the interior have nausea lower rates here. But foreign exchange advanoos, aud exports of gold ere expected. “Merchandise imports continue fully up to last year’s figures, while tbe export* from New York for two weeks have <lw ollned $5,900,000, or over 30 per cent. “It Is evident that no large shipments of aecurltiea or withdrawal! of foreign oauital will be needed during the ooming mouths ta cause some outgo of gold. "The business failures during tbs peat week number for the United (States 286 and for Canada 20.” bhadsthkkt'B circular. Bradntreet's circular on the state of trad* says: "Tbe more striking features iu tha business week include another shading of pig iron prices in Hi. Louis, together with a further reaction in pi lul cloths, < otton, rice and live cattle (at Omaha), while sugar is higher, notably at New Orleans, leather at St. Louie, whisky at CL cm oat 1 and Louisville, aud tbe live hog market gener* ally, together with wheat, ooru aud oats, all of winch show gains In prices. ' ‘Tbe extreme cold at the v. eat and north west, while helping sales of heavy we.gbt wo lens, olotbtng, shoes and bats, served ta restrict the movement in most other line* of staple goods. “the New England cotton mills are largely sold ahead, but the atocks of print cloths at Fall River are on y 9,000 piece* against 266,000 pieces a year ago. DIXIE’S OUTLOOK GOOD. "Baltimore jobbers, who deal extensively all through tbe southern stales, report a m st active demand for clothing nod shoe*, together with wbat may be massed ae dis tinctively spring goods. Collect!- us there are above t e average and the prospect* for trade are good. Rich ond and Nashville are sending out commercial travelers all through tbe south. The city first named announces that collections on sales of plutr, cheroots end oigarct us have been dull throughout the south, with which tba weather interfered. "Tbe movement of merchandise at Mem phis aud Charleston has been moderate while that at Atlanta is sat.sfaotory, being iu excess of the volume one year ago. This is true aiso at Birmingham, while at New Orleans easier oottou and rioe prioes Uae been offset by stronger sugar and an in creased merchandise trade, followed by preparations for a large movement of wheal In that direction. The fa-ilitise at Galves ton for the export of wheat have also been increased, and large export* from that port are promised during 1898. "The go eral trade is of a moderata volume all through tbe west.” BUOHANAN HARD TO OUST. H* Proposes to Act aa Governor M Long aa Possible. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 13.— Got. Buotu hanan will refuse to sign tbe joiut resolu tion Introduced In tbe legislature to ins augurate Gov.-elect Turney at bis home in Winchester. The go eruor elect has been in low health for s-iveral month* and will not be able to come to the capitol to be in augurated, as tha constitution requires. Gov. Buchanan, under tbe constitution, will hold over until the new governor is legally Installed iu offloe. He has previously an nounced that in the event of Gov.-elec* Turney’s death before Inauguration be would reiigu at the exph attoo ot hi* term to save the state any embarrassment, but he now seems determined to keep th* office until Judge Turney can oome to the capital and take tbe o*tb of office In the man ner prescribed by the constitution. As Judge Turney's Illness le one ot a cbronlo and lingering nature, that may be for months. Gov. Buobanan having been the defeated populiat candidate in the reoent guberna torial campaign seems to be very unpop ular with tbe ruling party, and serious political complications are likely be th* result of bis refusal to sign the resolution. SHORT IN 818 ACCOUNTS. A Former General Passenger Acred Missing. Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 13.—W. A. Bly, late general pussenger agent of the Knox ville , Cumberland Gap and Louisville Rail road Company, has been missing several days. Hlu whereabouts are unknown, but he ia supposed to be near New Orleans. To* officers of the road practically admit that he Is ehert in bis accounts. Robert Vestal, hi* stenographer, aud a sou of a prominent family, is also missing. A Plucky Girl Bhoota an Assailant. Milan, Tenn., Jan. 13. Mias Ethel Carey of Crawford's station lust night shot and killed an uuknowu man who i.ad fol lowed her on her return from a neighbor’s. The man attempted to assault her, and, after a short struggle, she drew her re volver and shot him. Eckstein Norton Dead. New York, Jan. 13.—Eoketein Norton, a former president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, died sul denly from heart disease at hie home al 81. George, 8. L, last night. Purchase* of Silver. Washington, Jen. 13.—The treasury de partment to-day purchased 467,009 ounce* of silver at .386 <0(i.64 cents, '1 he offers were 496,000 ounce* Tbe purchases for hue I month aggregate 2,387,000 ounces.