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y a r Yd ? ov; XXX1--N0. 49. INDIANAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 0, 1S8C. WHOLE NO. 1,607.: 0 .." TlffT ki if iWVr WASHINGTON. ,tlaton fonvrcrning the Chajncirshlps t &ö Hoiss Committees. rr.ator arl KrpresentaOwes Ketam'ag "ronT fir nliUay Vacatien The Drtri- mm' Ann elation Onlj a Supp4- tioo -Srte and r-ocaU. Vcial to the "Ser.tinel. Wa-hin. i, I). C, Jan. 4. According to tba best gu tsr". Speaker Carlisle k es made tiit commiifrv s, so far ao known, v.ith the Tollc-ving chairmanships: Ways a: d Means, !o!T-xn; Appropriation?, K2nx.ll; Jndi- riary, Tack!.; Panking and Currency, Wil ikir.s ot OhU , or Erraetitrout of Pennsylva nia; Coirwe, IT. and; Commerce, Pgan,; iivers anl Harbors, Willis; Foreign Affairs, Ürtain; Naval Affair?, Herbert; Tost-Koatls llkv-int; Territories, Hill; Pacific Kailroads, k -Throckmorton ; Labor. O'Neill; Talents, Mitchell; Claims, Po-vd; War Claims, Ged- pLi, LftEirict oi Coluaibia, JirrDour; Ameri can " hipping, Dunn; PleetioB of President. Springer. lonsrerituiei) Returning Frtn Their Holi day Vacatio.. rrpec-.ai to the Sentinel. Washington, Jan. 4. Night trains are ringing in Senators and Representatives roni their . holiday rees and with them ire coming thousands of others who hope to . find offices. It is estimate" the Capitol will present busier scones the next lew weeks i than has been known here for years. The AVest and Ea-t are now we-Il represented hy -place hunters, and report i:as it that a pas- Beuger rate war has . been precipitated at points in the South on account of the vol mrae of business bound for Washington. A Congressman told me to-night that Congress Vlonld now buckle down to work and no 'Vrnonkey business. Taxing- I)rnaiuri, b'pecial to tbe Sc ntinel. : Washim.ton, Jan. 4. Senator Logan will rtroduce a bill when Congress reconvenes to prohibit the States and Territories from imposing taxes upon commercial travelers. He will do this at the request of the Dram- ; mers' Association, and a committee of that i body will visit Washington to lay the facts Wfore the Committee on Commerce. Nine States now compel drummers to take out a i license, and io some cases the fee is .'J"o a year. In the District o Columbia it is .sV, . and good lawyers say that Congress has a " right to prohibit thee restrictions under its 1 Iwer to regulate inter-State commerce. Merely a S-upo-ütinn. Special to the Sentinel. Wau:inton, Jan. A. The positive state ments recently printed which .purport to grve the exact figures of the standing of the J "House npon the silver question are evidently based largely upon supposition. Many of t ihe new members have failed to express I themselves emphatically upon this impor . tant subject, tor the very good reason that ,'t, ev are not well enough ported to warrant uiem in a6uming.a positi e position. Among the Democrat-, loo, whjse inclinations are with the silver men, there is a growing ills position to give the Administration supiort ' Irom politic reason1:. These will in many ,faes suruort a mea.-ure lookinrr to tei!ii.rr- ary Bujensioti. The Al ministration ha- f iven up the hope of securing the repeal of ibe compulsory rlause cf the P.'.and la-v. tod, it ii stated, will le satisf:el with an act lasptndincr coinage pen lingan investigation to be inad by a eommis-ion to be ap(Mi!ited lor the purjo-e of in;uirin? into the ur- rency fjuestion. Jcio r;ili 1 rvui I ckot.i. f-pe'ja'. to the Meiitintl. V.-uix Tr.v, Jan. L'. A (k-itv'a'aoü oi" Z V rx:rat- from I'akota en- here for the pur pose oi securing tn- aum;ssion tlitt Terri tory as a sate. Tneir s-heme is r.t to di vide the Territory, but to have the wlwle jf i; adr-.ittt'l as a h They c'.iiiii t!:at 1'V Liiis plan it i- more unlikely to becoiüe Deni OCratif than JU publk an. The principal o;- (-".iou mtde iy the Democrats in Coneresi the avlniiis'.on of Southern Dakota 'u that . wouM be a I'.ej ul.lican S-tate. Thi-de!e-xtvji as.ures the Demoarti that the i!a:i they pro i ose of admitting the whole Terri tory wo'i'd obviate the objections ur.'ed by .Le Decioirats f-f allowing another Iltpub i an tCaCe to be carved out of that Territory, f- nator est and the Democratic Senators express raueh doubt as to whether anottu-r JeiiiocritIe State an be ec.. red fron a::v f the Territories that are knocking at the loors of ':i.-ess for aimis-ion to the Vnion. I'.-si!ent t le -Iaiil' Ilaul-i:ikiu; ln.ili. ;r:l to the BeEtinel. 'vViiim.tov, Jan. ". It is estimated that over Vi people shook l:and- v ith the '"-ident Friday dtiring the public recep tion. The President lowered the record of fcir.d-hakinu' considerably. In eight mlri e'.tes be shook the hands of ier.-on. or yj.'OUt th:rty-two a nrnut. Tiie hiLe-st . BumUr previously shaken by a President on S?w Year's D.iy was by f.enerel Ora-:t, when ne graid the handcf twTity-eL-ht persona tninuce for thirteen minute. Not.vitli nding the severe ordeal through which President pass-J, he -hook har.di with 7j viitorc Saturday afternoon, at th? rate .f thirty a minute. He did not wem at all -eary, but ."ave as hearty a ban 1-erasp as ver, and listened to innumerable wishes for i Happy New Year with a pleasant smile. I'nrk nnd Ihr IVeoitlent. t) tte SetrJr.el. IV'asihk.to.t. Dee. :;!. The elitor of the 5w York Puck sent the following to Mr. "y-rflaral : Hk. ItesmrvT: WIM y,u kindly look at the in '.kned ne.paKrclippiuir, and ive me one line Oi centrcJktifn of the Plunder it contain": I'Fnrlosure.l Tkcre Is a utrong xtupieion that Puck and Park's pieprietor lo not love President Cleveland with V ff net displayed before the 4th of March. M r. eppier Ja a brother Id Jaw, Mr. Hchnman, who banted t.'( nuan CodsuWj. Mr.'Kerplcr wrote Xhe I'rewil nt, pcinticg nt the services be bad reclerTl,nd UeelariiiRthat if this favor eouM be &c"r:ilel be would &k nothing more. The An swer btp-in hy jtettinsut a fev iuoreJ maxims, anl emed by a inp t.at, aeconliiig to the new dootriir.', elective oRWn were the only reward of paity service. New York better, raoied ie Indi ai.ajs bs Journal. Tie President sent the following reply: K.U CTIVK M NHN, WAlt:NiTt)V. y y rr.AR Sir I have just received your letter wiUi tho newvptfer clipping which caused you m-,1. h annoyenee. I don't '.hink th:recvrr was a time w Leu newspaper lying wat so gener! nd so mean us the present, and there never was -ountry umirr tiie sun where it flourished as 'u thl. Tbe farsibonls daily spread before the pwjple in our uewpaptn. while they are preofs if the meiial ingenuity of thos? engagol iu news paper work, are insults to the Aiueriean loe for ds--t-ncy ai'.d mir play ii wuich we boast. I fca-ten to reply to your letter that the allega tion contained in the ulip you send uic, to the ef feet that yeni ever nsked a ersonal favor of ui, is entirely and utterly fa!ie. You have never :n the slightest uianner iudi-ated a wish, claim, or pref erence touching any appointment to oflice, or auy oCii-iiil act of mine, and the only o'-asioa I re mcmbernbeu I ever had any con versatien with you 8 durlDg a hört and very fiieudly call yo i ma)e njon me iu Albany during my teriB a iov ernor. Ii 1 ever receive! a letter or mes-iaie from yon on any subject I have fi-rgotteii it-a thing 1 should tct be cpt to do. WhHe I am sorry that any friendiiuc- 'ou my have fi or exhibited fr me has been tre causo of embarrassment to you, I ewn not refrain from saying that if you ever become a subject of new j apcr r,:ir:?, iiiid attempt to run doa r.i.d ex-pO"-c a.l such lies, you will be a b;i-y tve.n if you attempt nothing cl.-e. Hoping tliat thedetial which I sv-rid ! sr.hlcieutiy explicit, 1 am yours very sincerely. (Iiinvm 'Li:i:i ft i T Joejih Kepi'ler. !i , New York 'ity. MIMierson on Silver Other Tlieetiea. Spcial to the Sentinel. Waiii.noton, Jan. Senator Mcl'herson has been interviewed on th- silver juestion and in reganl to Iiis rumored reply t: Sena tor leck. Mr. M Therson says: "There is no way now of putting ti e an swer to Mr. Peek's argument. The resolution introduced by him, and upon which he made bis speech, lias been referred to the Finance Committee, and unless the Senat should ask to have the resolution returned there vrill be no-opportunity of replying to Mr. Peck. It was only because the speech was made at the particular time it was that it has attracted so much attention. It is praoticaüy the same speech that Mr. lck has. becti making for years. When the Senate Finance Com mittee decides to report his resolution cn my bill suspending coinage, then there will be an opportunity for the discussion ef this ijue-stion. I may then take occasion to point out some of the errors of Mr. Peck's fpeech. "It is certain that Congress must do some thing this winter with the silver question. Kverything now tends to force this country into the position of having a single standard, and that of silver only. If the coinage.oe on nxich longer gold will be driven out and there will follow a consequent contraction of the currency, caused by ;e enforeeil re tirement of the gold certificates. This will brhjg about the very distress which Mr. Peck is predicting in the event of the stoppage of coinage. The logical sequence of the pres ent silver jolicy will be the payment of the bonus in silver and the establishment vl a silver monametalic standard in this country. We will then become the dumping ground of the 'ilver of all the ivilied countries, ami w'l! berelegattd to the position of In l'a. v.bi h on a-eonnt of her silver stand tlanl has constantly to pav tribute to l.'ng-Lir.d.- The Senator i nt very hopeful about sns perdirg the silver coinage absolutely, bt, lie believes, as many lo. that some sort of compromise- measure can he passed throu; h Contrre!. Then N talk of a eimpro:ni-e m every li?-ct:on. Tbe s-pcaker favors com promise. His friends .ay in has talked this matter iver with the President, and that tl" Trersury !-partment un t 'oiijrre may le able to get to'' tber on this o-ieMioii some 1 time this winter. Treasurer Jordan has a ' plan which lie will probably submit to the nnanciai eomii'itiees -t ongress later in the winter, lie believes that if the suie sidiary coin has the standard of its value raisei to the ratio of to grains to ibe dollar, it would be shipped to Cuba and the West Indies in lar.L't ,i;aiititie.s, arid that a la.ve amount of 'ilver might be put out in this way. He thinks lie can raise tbe pre-eut output of si.'er from mh.ihi.o: to -imi,-I hi. Mr. Ionian's plan involves r--oina,r of a part of the present silver re-iv. If ti e estimates regarding both p!;:iis are corm t, such legi-l.itioti would enit3- the Treasury aulrjf the .h er whic h has been hoarded for so long a time. There is now in a neigh borhood of i i-o," o,tioi on hand. It is understood that Mr. llland will be tin Chairman of the Coinage Committei' in the House, ami that his Committee will be made up in the interest of some compromise plan. It isei-rtain that no proposition to absolute ly suspend coin:ige;an be carried through. Noten :il I'ci -onals. Speeial to tbe .-'entlittl. W s:n.tos, Jan. 4. 1 have it on good authority that Postmaster ;neral Vilas wants to appoint his Chief Clerk, Nash, to the Third Ass .taut Postu-vHer Generalship, instead cf Henderson, but it is believed p litical infl'.unce of suilieier.t tr ngth will b brought to hear to insure th-e a.ppijintmut of IU -nderson. It is known to-night that Wellborne, of Texas instead of Holruan, will get the chair manship of Indian A Hairs. Curtin, of Penn sylvania, t'oesi-n I'oreigu Alf'airs. Con?rf s-nian ilatson says he wili not rec ommend any one for Postmaster at ''cl urn bus, iK( eding deorge W. Cooper, resigned, until it is known by the people of Columbus who they want. Humor has it heie that Cooper resigned in order to build fences for Congressional honors against Matson. Lewis Perrand, of Ciminnati, who wants to le Superintendent of Mails for Ohio, Indiana. Kentucky and Tenr.ess.-e, is here, and says he will get it. Captain Arci er, of Sjer.r er, is here. Collector of Internal I!e,enue Jlanlon ar rived to-night. Wa-hzm to-v, Jan. .1. O.!onel Hughes East, Private Se retary to late Vice Presi dent Hen'lrick, will on Tuesday be corn miasioned, in all probability, as Kecretaiy of one of the Territories. To which of them he will be assigned has not as jret bee-i made. His apjiointrnent will not conflict with the application of Harry Francis, can didate for -th fcretaryhip of Wyoming Territory. J. P. Denato, of Indianapolis, will r cerl Jobn lindert, in the folding-room. 0. Y. McOulk-ngh, of Narleon, Kipley County, arrived to-lay by reuest of Mr. Hotman and will be assirned to duty as watchman at the Postorlicc. Fb Henderon is still confident ani) are bis friends. The appointment will, it is be lieved, be male this'week. Colonel Jap Turpin, the jonrnaliser, will i.e assigned to dutj in a good snug place within a few days. Another Ohio delegation arrived to-night for the purpose of shutting off the winl of Colonel J. Donivan, who wrote an open let ter to Senator Payne. V. H, Wilson, of I.ocansport, arrival to night. "What be wants is not yet known. NATIONAL AFFAIRS. . Stitcmfnt of Arizona' Iebt s-uprenie Court Dfrimon-Miscellaneous. W.tsiuNoToN, Jan. 4. In response to a re quest from Senator ILirrison, Chair man of the Senate Committee on Ter ritories, Governor Zulirk, of Ari.ona, has fnrnishel a statement of The Territorial debt. The statement shows t : - t the Terri tory has outstamling warrants amoun'ii.g to ?120,fi48, uion which it pays interest at the rate of 10 per cent, per annum. In tiie tabu lated statement of bonded an J floating in debtedness appear the following items: In sane Asylum bond, jHiu.ooo; iir-l.x Kiver bridce. h!".'1"-: Apaehe wavon roid. "sl:!oL Territorial Fniversity, .sl.'i.'i.o. Tiie indebt edness cf the several counties f the Trrit -ry aggregates si, I' l.bj".. In onclmling his rejort Covernor ulick says: "The enor mous in rease of the debt by l-ouds ami n propriations may be property iiaracteri.e.l as useless ami entravair.mt legislation, a wan ton niisapproririation of public funds to purposes from which tii- people receive no orrespomling benefit. Tue insüe of tin Territory are carel for at the Asylum at Stockton, Cah, for -si per v-k, which is much l-s than we -o i!d keep them ourselves, had we the asylum built. We rnjuire neither university nor 'normal school. The wagon, road and bridre bomls are j'roperly county and notterrit. .al Arg es. The p)ropr;ations for expends for tne last Territorial Assembly in excess of Con gressional appropriations for that purpse are, in my judgment, in clear violation jf the Federal Statute. We have a lebt, when all the appropriations of tiie last assembly are provided for, of nearly :s70O,00t, upon wbich the Territory must, pay an annual in terest of over 0,(K-o. a result of recklessness and extravagance of the legislative govern ment." The Register ami I!cceivr of Public Lands at lueblo. Col., reports to the General Land Ortiee that be recently hal a hearin? in twenty-four ceses of illegal homesv-ad en tries which Lal been investigatetl by special agents of the Pej-artmenr, none of the claim ants appearing the -ntr.es were cancelled. MTKEME OIT.T VE IStoNS. The Supreme Court toilay rendered its decision upon the petition of P;ry master General Joseph H. Smith, of th l'Na ! partment, that a writ of prohibition be issued restraining the Secretary of the Navy from further proceedings against him by Courb-Martial for offenses alleged t have een 'ommitted in connection with the ad ministration of his functions as Chief of a Pure.ui of tin-. Navy Department. The pe tition had been denied by the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, and this judgment is affirmed by the Supremo Court of the United States. The Court also ren dered the following decision-: No. Herbert I'resser, plaintilT", inemir against the State ol Illinois; in error to the Supreme Court of Illinois. The principle involved in the risrb.t of a State to prevent the armed assemblage 1 its citizens and their para ling as military companies when nyt organized as such under the laws of the State or of the 1'nited State. The eotirt af firms the juilffhient :' the iower tribunal, holding that the State may prevent such as semb!ags. To dny this right, it says, would '.e to deny tiie r.ght to disperse as. stnibhiges organized for si-ditiou and treason, aiil the right to suppress mobs bent on riot. No. II. '. Drown airainst the Gover nor and St. :te o'lirers of Colorado, Appeal from the in-niti 'ourts of the I ' nitel States for tiie Distr:-t of Colorado. J'.rosvn gave to the Territory of Colorado ten a n s of land in Dcnvi r upon which toen-a capiiol "n iili!- iiiL-s. Ti e Territory be'-am a State before the rtction was undertak-n. Tiie elVort is now made (o restrain the state fron taking possesion of this land on the theory that it was conveyed to the Territory und riot to the State of Colorado, stud th.'t tbe Territory lld not c- in ply with the terms d' its ronu-y- ance. The Supreme Conrt bolds that the title to i'.'tl the j roperty b !d l.v the 1 rr tory passed to the State. Th- j idgment of ti e lower court to tbi -tfeet h allirmed w ith cists. Opinion by Ju-tict- Harlan. No. 'K': The p.rt of Moille ii-.iii)st He iry Vi'atson. The city of Mobile in its orporale name isuei Vionds to aid in the i-onstrii--tion of a railroad, and n.aue provisiou for sj K ia! annual tax to h- af-plied to the bo.ids. The Iegislaiure of Alabaine in 17:. passed an act to va-ate and annul the lutrter o( the city of Mobile, and on the -amr day jissd another act to incorporate the port of Mo bile, comp'-is-iiig a sp-cjti,. party of tbe terri tory ami all the taxable prop rty included in the limits m the city. Watson obtained judgment against the port, hut no property was mentioned upon which to levy. Tne authorities der.i'd that tln-y were the sue- ess rs. of the ity and bound for t!ie ity's lebts. The siipreno Vcirt is of the opinion t!:r.t the port is the legal successor f the city, and liable for it- debts. N. Till'. John M. Stone and other, com posing the Pai!r-ad omniission of tiie State of Mississippi, against the Furniers' Loan ami Trust Company. Apje;d from the cir-uit Court of the Di-trtet f Mi'ssis-ijipi. This is one of the Mississippi Pailrotid t orn mission cases. It v.;is brought by the Farmers Ioin und Trust ompanv, f New York, to enioin the Ihulroad Comiuis-ion of Mississippi from enfor ing against the Mobüe aivl (iiio'Piü road Comj any the pnjvision of the statute of Missi-.sippi passed in 14, to provide for the regulation of freight ami passenger rates railroads in that State, and for other puri-oses. The statute declares that railroads in the State are pubüe highways, over which all persons have t-pa! rights, and make-? any discrimination in rates a penal ofitnse. It funher provides for the appointment f a Poanl of Commissioners, ami confers upon it tue t-ower of revising the tariirof charges and of exercising a crtain degree of supervision over tiie road. The companies arerequind ti make the necessary rejrts to the Com mission; the officers of the road are made liable to fine tor non-com pi '.iu it lithe provisions of th" act, whh-ii line i.ny !e col ie tf I by or through the -ourts. The ircuit ourt rendernl a tlecree allowlrtg the injunc tion and from that decree the t oniinissioners aj pealed. The argument in s ipjM.rt if the de ( ree is that the statute under which the Commissioners are to act impairs the charter of the company; that it lerne the company the ejnal jTOtection of the laws, and deprives it of its property without the process of law; that it confers both legislative and judicial powers upon tle Com mission, ami is thus repugnant to the Con stitution of Mississippi, and that it is void on its face by reason of ita inconsistency anl uncertainty. The fsupreme Court finds that the r.carter of the company contain-! no eon- tract the oblifations of which are in any way impaired by the statute under which the Commissioners are to act. It finds that tbe Commission is in express terms prohib ited by the act of the State Legislature from interfering with the charges of the company for tbe trans-porttition of persons or property through Mississippi from one State to another. Tbe Conimisioners have as yet undertaken nothing in eonl'iet with the Constitution of the Pnitel States. The great purpose, it says, of the statute is to effect a medium of charges ami to regulate in some matters of a police nature of railroads in the State. In its general scope ii is constitutional, and it applies etially to all iersons or corporations owning or ojierating raiiroals in the state. The Supreme Court of the State of Missis sippi Las already d-c!areil that the statute is not repugnant to the state constitution, anl iathis opinion the Supreme Court of the Pni!el States concurs. "It is difficult to Tjnderstan!,"' tiie opinion says, in oonola Sic.n. "precisely on what ground we are ex-j-t 1 to decide that this statute is so incon sistent anl uncertain as to render it absolute ly void on its face. When the commission has aeUd, and prcrectiings are had to enforce what they Lave done, 'lestions may arise -as to the validity cf some of the various pro visions, which will be worthy of conshlera tien. b it we are unable to say that, as a whole, the statute is invalid." The decree of the ( ircuit Court was reversed, and thecau rm anded, with instructions to dismiss the bill. The opinion was delivered by the Chief Justice, .Instiies Field and Harlan lessent ing from certain of the opinions ex pressed by the 'ourt in" this case, b it concurring in the pnlgnu nt. Justice P'atchtord lid not sit in this ease, or take any part in the lis- ussjon. . No. T'J.'k John M. stone et ah, Pailroad Commissioners of Mississippi appellants, vs. The Illinois Central Pailroad Company; also No. li't, the same appellants vs. The New Orleans and Northwestern Pailroad Company, were r-versel in a--corlanee with the decisions in Stone vs. The Farmers Loan and Trust Company. Justice Plaiehford took no part in these cases. No. J. ins. William G. Ford (administra tor of John Itob'.nson, leceased i appel lant, vs. The Fnited states. Appeal from the Court of Claims. This was a suit brought to re over the value of same cotton sei.:el luring the Pebellion. The Senate referred the case to the Court of Claims, but that boly limissed it on the ground that it was barrel by the statue of limitations. The Supreme Court affirms the judgment of the Court of Claim. The Court says: "The Court of Claims has jurisdiction to hear and deter mine a claim referred to it by either House of Congress, became, anil only because, the law lias declared; but unless Congress other wise prescribes, that reference will not in it self entitle the co-client to a judgment if Iiis claim is not well founded, or when so re!"errel was barred by limitation." A TIUHtTK TO SENATOR 1 Kt K. During the holiday recess of Congress, since the delivery of his speech in favor of filver coinage. Senator P-ck has receivel more letters than any other member of the Senate. In fact, lettershave come to him by the hundreds laily. urging him to stand firm in supjort of the " silver dollar. While the bulk of these letters have come trom the West and South, not a few have been entby the Fast. Among the. tri tu: es of commend ation that reached Senator lieck by mail lur ing the holidays was one from the youngest daughter of Mr. .Jefferson Davis, of Missis sippi. It is a neat little letter, representing a silvery moon looking down through a sheen of silver upon a prosperous landscape. Pe low the picture is written: "Diana's tribute to the champion of silver." It is perhaps fair to say that all the commendations he has received failed to please the Senator as much as this little picture. N-rtf-so.M. n:cri i;f k the i-rfskxi VIKK. Theiii- st intercstirg ami important fca tuieof the present w-ek in the House of Pej rc-entatives will be, of course, the an iioun cn.-entof th membership of the vari ous tr.iiimittecs which will formulate the work to be done bj the Forty-ninth Con gn ss. Throughout the holiday recess Speak er Carlisle has been busily engaged in form ing th- Ccmmitte-s, a. id to-day he occupied one of the room at the Capitol, and lenying himself to all callers-, levotMl himself to the ciin p!-tion of the task, t'nless something linr-ir-een sh:ilt happen, the result of his labors will be announced to the House to morrow in:ii!elia'ely after the reading of tl.p journal. Then i obedience to tbe order of the House, ti e all of states for the intro duction of bills :i:,d resolutions will be re s'lim il at the -o:nt where it was interrupted by the al iourniin-iit for tbe holidays. Tbe cail will j robably not be completed until late Wednesday a'ternooi!. Th' l.,H,l bills int r-lue-l lh- öay I fore the r-cv-s were i:itiol'.Kd by eighly-nine members, an average of over eleven i ilis to each repre sentative. Should tb.is average be kept up nearly ::.MMi inldit'onal measures will be re fern d on Tuesday ami Wednesday to tii-r.ewiy-api ointed 'on.nrttees. The I lour l're.;W ii i ia! Si: err --:o?i bill remains up n the ."speaker's tabh-. ami though an attempt may f made to ass it by unanimous c? ri sen t, it will in ail likelihood be referred to the committee having iurisdli'tion n its subjt ct matter. Should this be done the House will lirnl itself on Thursday without any business before it, and an adjournment until Monday will prob.,b!y be taken to en able the committees to organize and to con sider and rej-ort propo-ed legi-latiou. The bid to ii. the salaries of Judges of District 'ourts, ;uui the resolutions f in- j'.iiry with regard to the a'-non oi the au ihorith's of Dakota, are th- unfinished busi-r.-ss of the senate. The committees of that h(n!y are xpected to begin work in earnest luring tbe week, and it is exjx-eted that not ni'ii li legislative work will b- undertaken iu the Senate other than the consideration of the two measures, named. Probably a large j art of t fie time of the Senate will be spent w'th losed iloors in an enih-avor to ilispuse of the great number of accumulated nom inat ions. The I'resblent Interviewett. WAsinc..T5N, Jan. .".President cU-ve-lantl, in an interview Saturday, said: "My own personal idea about that is, that the only practicable way to pass a bill Would be to have the proper committee charged with the work take up the subject in a busi ness fashion, and modify the present law in suc h a way as to help poor people who labor, an! to take away needless prote tion from the few, who have grown inordinately rich at the cm ci)s of the many." IN i'rnng to the subject of the Senate, and the oonsiilenition by that body of his appointive nts, the President said: "I have made n ha-.ty selcc-tion of oilicers, but, in ih; 'nitrary, have given very much time anil investigation to the subject, appreciating that very much depends on the personnel of the Government. Possibly I may have erred in fome instances, but I am sure they are few. an! 1 have every evhlence that the country is satisfied with the new officials. I have no knowledge as to what course the Senate will pursue, but I have no ilea that it will assume to interf re with the preroga tive of the President. I have mv Iiities and it has its duties. One thing I do believe, and that is that the United States Senate will spend its time in listening to tbe petty criticisms of appointees wkich come from I disappointed appbcVits forcHicV TOOK HIS OWN LIFE. A Yourg Man in a Fit of Remcrsa Sends a Bullet Through Els Head. Au Klrtririaii IMay Wotnlerful ami Amus ing l'raukit L'pon His Friend A Mau Airentel for vinl!ing New York Jrweler. . 1 New Yu:k, Jan. There are few men in Prooklyn better known than Frank N. Al ams, who took his own life at Omaha the day before Christmas. Although printed in Western papers, the fact of the suicide was not generally known here until to-day. He was a britrht young man, ami had a most captivating appearance. .His parents, who occupied a handsome mansion on Brooklyn avenue, were. devoted Christians.' Frank re ceived his education in the Polytechnic In stitute, and obtained his certificate of gradu ation before he reached his twentieth year. His father, William Newton Adams, was a member of the firm of Moses Taylor -.V' Co., well known importers in New York. Desir ing to establish .his son in business, he se cured for him a position of trust in the tea bouse of Phelps & Pros., New York. The young man slmwed remarkable business ability, and the firm gave him every nossible encouragement. He hal the handling of all its money, ami on many occasions he was allowed to make out checks, for large sums. Ina short time, however, Acams began to make bis apearance quite late at his .'i-sk. His couutenam e began to show ten dencies of dissipation, and the head of the firm and bis father did all in their power to oheck the career he was apparently entering on. Adams, however, continued to associate with his evil companions. Th? firm, at tiie earnest solicitation of friends, allowed him to remain in his joaition. His father was surpriied one day by receiving a letter from Mr. Phelps to the effect that Frank had ap propriated to Iiis wn u-e a larsre sum if -money which did not belong to him. Mr. Adams, Sr., made good the defalcation, and a few mouths later young Frank went to Michigan. He received large sums of money from ids father and spent it lavishly. From there he drifted to Galveston. His many influential friends secured for him a position in the Fnited States Marshal's office of that place, lie spent money freely, and was also a great favorite with "gentlemen of ?PirtiDg proclivities. Marshal Phelps, in the spring of 1-vsn. dis covered that Adams had forgel his name to L checks amounting to s-i,20o and had hiai ar rested. Shortly afterward the culprit was se nt to prison for two years. He made an unsuccessful attempt tj poison himself pre vious to his arrest, but was saved through the timely use of a stomach pump. While in Huntsville Prison he receive! letters froru many of the leading young ladies of Galves ton. Flowers and books reached him daily from the same source, and several of bis companions often dined with him in his cell. One of his brothers, who is engaged in busi ness in Wall street, New York, wrote to friends in Galveston, stating that Frank had been to Texas in order that he might have a chance to reform. A few months before the wayward young man's term expired Governor Ireland par doned him and he returned to Calveston. There he published a lengthy card in wnich he asserted that the cause of his return was owing to the fact that he wanted to live down his disgrace. The statement was brought to the attention of Mr. Fowler, the head of a broker s firm. He sent for Frank and put him in a position of trust. Tire young man hsd, however, been in his new place hut a short time when he stole several hundred dollars. The members of the firm stipulated that if he left Texas they would not prose cute him. Adams, of course, accepted the olti r. returning last spring to lJrooklyn. He r n ainetl but a short time. From here he went to niaha. Neb., and in a tit of remorse sent a bullet through his head, lie left a letter stating that the lisgrace of not being recognized by his family, and having noth ing tj live for, had proaipted him to end his life. Adams at one time was engaged tobt hiimicil to the daughter if a very prominent local clergyman. RICKS UPON GUESTS. An electrician I'lavs Womlerfiil and iu; l'rauk I pon Iiis Frieiol. Amu IN K YoltK, Jan. '..Mr. William Hanmer is Inventor Fdson's hief electrician. He celebrated some of his successes in bis pro fession on New Year's eve by giving an elec tric dinner to twenty of his old classmates and friends. Mr. Hanmer's pretty little house in Jersey City is an electric machine in itself. Yon can't walk acro-s tbe thresh old withovtt starting a burglar alarm, ringing bells or lighting the gas in the hall. The guests walked around on tiphe when they entered the house Thursday night. Nobody sat dow n, although ottomans and sofas an i hairs wen- scattered through the room--. When each new-comer tried to sit down the (hair either loiib'ed up ir start i for the door propriled by some unseen baud. If he touched a sofa the banjo on the opposite wall began to play, ami if tie took another seat the action put out a light and i-uecr phosphorescent figures came up. No one knew when he was safe, for electricity was everywhere. After they bad adjoured to the dining-room one of the number Ärkel uj courage to take a seat at a table loaded w ith the Usual delica cies. The others followed. At the head a figure of Jupiter presided, arid at a signal from the host tiie rreit god began to make fin address of welcome phonographically. He woie electric lights for shrrt studs, a bibulor.s red light for a nose, and his green eyes had the snap of lightning in them, while blue bolts star' cd froru his side pock ets continuously. The table seemed to be bew itched. Peach for an innocent looking sandwiih and you rang a heil oil the inside where the meat ought to be. Pour out a glass of lemon ade, and it wa incandescent and full of fire as it touched your lips; put your spoon into a i is li of ( ream, and soarks of red and green Hüiric arose; try to pick a grape, and an elec tric light flashed from the stem that you pulled it from. Put evervthing was good, and the cc lice was cooked by electricity: and w hen the little clock t.xinkled out 12, usher ing' in the new year, pandimonium seemed to have ( iianeed places with the -uiet din ing room. Little cannons rolled in fhrougli the loor apparently unaided, a gong j uinded under every chair, the lights went out and the place was in an uproar. It lasted several minutes, and worked the guests up to such a nervous state that they left the house an hour afterward, feeling that somehow they had been living half a century ahead of the times. Wholesale .Swindling. Phii.apf.u hia, Jan. 3. W. T. Carrlander, tho man who was arrested on Thursday by Detective Mintzhouser while attempting to sell a number of goli watch cases below cost to a Market street jeweler, was given a fur ther bearing at the Central Station yesterday afternoon. James K. D. Graham, of No. 171 Proadway, New York, the Secretary of the Jewelers' Board of Trade, testified that in July and August, 1SS4, a man named Albert Hunter, of Kansas City, Mo., sent letters to a large number of prominent New York jeweltrs, asking that goods be sent to him on memorandum. Mr. Graham lookel into the matter at the request of some of the firms, and found that Hunter and the prisoner, Carrlander, who bad recently failed in Kan sas City, had conspired to cheat the Eastern firms. sjl(,pS were taken to have the pair ar rested, but they escaped with a lot of jewelry that bad been sent to them from New York. He had not heard of either of the pair since until informed of Carrlander's arret. Mr. (irabani identified one or two of the cases found in the prisoner's possession as belong ing to New York firms that had been swin dled. Carrlander remarked that he would swear to his innocence on a slack of Pibles, but be was held in $1,000 bail for a further hearing next Saturday. The Kxcltement m the Cooper Murder Case Increasing Some Talk of Lynching. Special to the Sentinel. Coi.t MBt s. Ind., Jan. A. The excitement caused by the murder of George Cooper is on tbj increase, and may lead to the lynching of Fix, and the Sheriff has been notified that a mob will visit the jail for Fix if the blood on the garments of the prisoner found in his house yesterday proves to be huma.i blood. A posse went out to the farm yes terday morning and made a thorough search of the house and out-buildings. A -uantity of cloverseed, said to be stolen, was found in rooms in the house, and a stolen whip in the barn loft. The bloody clothing of the prisoner spoken of, bloody buggy seats and bloody buggy curtains were found ami brought in. A clue to the motive for the murder was disclosed in the inquest proceedings to-day. James Cooper, a cousin of the deceased, testified that, about a week before the murder, de ceased made a proposition to him to join him and the accused to go to the barn of a man named Giick and steal cloverseed. Cooper saw the deceased go to Fix's buggy, and takeout sacks similar to those found under the shoulders of the body and give them to deceased. After starting for the seed the project was abandoned. It is also in evidence that Fix, in connection with Cooper, bad sold seed said to have been stolen. It is thought that Fix and Cooper fell out, and the latter had threatened to peneh, and was put out of the way to prevent liini doing so. The authorities are still aj a loss to know who the accomplices in the killing were, hut everything is being done to ferret them out. The Coroner finished his investigation this evening, and found that Cooper came to his death at the hands ot Fvan Fix, by blows from a dab or by a pistol ball in the head. He also found that said Fix had ac complices in the murder. Fix has retainetl six lawyers and will make a stubborn de fense. The preliminary examination will commence on Welnesday. Found Drowned. Cm aoo, Jan. 4. Charles II. Curtis, aged seventy-four, one of the oidest residents of Chicago, was found drowned in the lake near Thirty-seventh street. The circum stances are such that the police are in doubt whether his death is attributable to accident, suicide or foul play. His family, however, are of tbe opinion that he walked out on the pier, and being seized hy a spell of dizziness, to which be was subject, fell into the water and was drowned. Mr. Curtis came to Chi cago in 1S40, and was for a while a contractor on the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and afterward was in market and meat business for a num ber of jears. He made a large for tune as a distiller, being interested for some years in the distilling business in Chicago, at St. Charles street, and at Quincy. Of late years be has not been in active business, but has made investments in various corpora tions. Some of his recent investments have proved disastrous, and by a bank failure some years ago, he lost $loü.o, but that did not appear to distress him much. His friends say that h? never alloweil money losses to depress him, nor wouhl he refer to them. He was described as being a very generous man in a quiet way, having given away in one iirection and another over s"2-"0,0o. He hal a remarkably good constitution, and had Wen seriously ill on but two occasions in all his lifetime, although of late he had been rather feeble. Deatli of James Cider. Special to the Sentinel. Picii.Mo.N n, Ind., Dec. :il Just at noon to day the report was circulated on our streets that James Klder. the newly appointed Post master here, had dropj-ed dead, a report which investigation proved to be true. He died in the Postmaster's room of the Post oi'ice at about 12 o'clock of aixiplcxy with out a stiupgle or premonitory sign. Deceastd was a man well known in the State, being one ot the oblerst e-litors. having succeeded Judge Perkins as editor of the Jc'.lersouian, a weekly Demo ratio paper, about lsp, and having continued the puolication of a week ly paper here almost continuously since that time, lie has tilled many important litical positions, having several times been a delegate of the Democratic National Conven tion from this district. He served as Post master here under Pierce and Puchanan; was Sheriff of the Supreme Court six years, which position he resigned about six weeks ago on Iiis appointment as Postmaster by Cleveland. Mr. Uhler was sixty-six years old at the time of his death, and leaves a wife and a son and daughter to mourn him. He was well respected by all who knew him, and bis death leaves a vacanc y in the -community that will not soon be lilletl. Ksquire David H. Hill, his First Assistant, will conduct the oli'ne until his successor is appointed. Shot lv n Woiu.-iu. AiTLnox, Wis., Jan. Ll'eter Armstrong, a jlad fifteen years of age, was shot Satur day night by Julia Giskie, housekeeper for Oliver Davis. Armstrong and his broth-tr were standing in front of Davis' house, wh. n is close to the sidewalk, talking to Frank Davis, a son of Oliver Davis, when they heard Mrs. Giskie at the head of the stairs asking who was there. Armstrong replied, "A friend." She then asked what wa wanted, and he replied. "A little fun," whereu jkii she fired at him, the ball enter ing his body near his eollar bone and pass ing through the body. He walked about two blocks, then fell and died in a few minutes. She resisted for a time all efforts to arrest her by threatening to shoot anybody who started to come up stairs. When taken and told tliat the boy was dead she said she was glad of it. She "said she thought they were trying to force their way into the house. - i Found Dead. PiTTsm rc, Jan. 3. A Post's Granville, W. Ya., sjecial says: "Israel Keplinger started forhis home on Friday morning for a few hours' hunting. Not returning within a reasonable time a searching party was or ganized and sent out, and yesterday the missing man was found with a bullet in his brain and another throueh one hand. 11 j had Vecn assassinated by some one as vet or ' now a." RUDE BOREAN BLASTS. Stvcre Sccw acd Sleet Storms tThroughoil the Norihwest Youthful Tough Ilurglarize a Iloime ar Cincinnati Arrested for Kobbing i Safe of the Southern Fix press Com pan-. CmA.o, Jan. A. The severe snow ami sleet storm which lias been ragiüg through out the Northwest stneo Saturday has seri ously interfered with the telegraph wires in all directions. All lines west of here are down and communication with the East is very uncertain. Dispatches received from Sioux City, la., last night reported a blizzard there. It had been snowing and blowing; steadily since Saturday. There was already a foot of snow on the ground and no signs of the storm abating. Des Moines and Omaha also reported a heavy snow-storm, and St. Paul dispatches report tke same throughout Minnesota and Dakota. The cold wive sig nal is flying from the Signal Service build ing in Chicago. PiTTsni K:, Jan. A. It has been raining; here almost incessantl-since Saturdav night. Telegraph communication with the East lias been seriously interfered with. The wires on all routes are woi king hard, and quite a number have been prostrated by high winds. St. Pai l, Jan. 4. A severe winl and snow etori.i set in last night, and this morn ing the streets and sidewalks of this city and Minneapolis are blocked in many places, and drifts are three feet deep. It is the worst storm of the season thus far. Travel is greatly impeded. Inquiry at the railroad tffkes shows that the storm did not extend to points directly west and northwest, though light snow fell in many places. Trains on the Manitoba and Northern Pacititj are all on time, and no blockades are re ported. The storm is reported most severe in Iowa and Nebraska. Kansas Citv, Jan. 4. A heavy snow stornv visited Western Kansas yesterday, extending as fer west as New Mexico, ami still con tinue. Two trains are reported blockaded at Dodge City, and telegraph lines are inter rupted. The storm began with sleet, and isj accompanied by wind, which is drifting the snow badly. A report frogt 'Colorado and New Mexico states that the storm is one of the most severe in several years. A light storm is falling here to-day. The temper ature is mild. BOLD BURGLARS Darin; llobery Near Cincinnati Masked Hoys. by CiN isnati, Jan. 4. A daring and uniquo robbery took place on the Harrison Pike, just outside the city limits at an early Lour Sunday morning.tht; burglars being ;nere boys who wore masks and conducted themselves in regular dime novel style. Theodore Wolf lives in a small house a little apart from his neighbors. His wife, who was alone in the house, was abed and asleep. She was awakened by a knock at the front door, ac-ec-rrr anied by the summons, "Open this door or we will break it down, we are rob bers.'" The woman almost fainted w;th fear. The threat was executed and the masked ma rauders stood before her. "Where is your money and your silver ware?" demanded one of the robbers. The woman detecbl the voice of a hoy attempting to speak like a man. She refused to give up her valuables, and one of the rullians threw her on tint lloor and choked her, while the other went throng! the house. rsattrTing every thing to the right and left anl shouldering and jack eting whatever struck his fancy. When the house had been thoroughly rilled the two young robbers msde good their escaiw? and have not yst been arreste!, nor is the iden tity of either known to Mrs. Wo'.l". Whej Mr. Wolf returned, scarcely half an hour after the unique robbery had been commit ted, he found his wife nearly overcome with fear, and she has been dangerously ill ever since. FRANK ROLAND Arrest-! lor Kllin r. Salt- of the s0llli. ern Ksprena Company. Ga i ii-i 111., Jan. 4. Frank Poland wasarrc sted here late Saturday night, chargel Whitll robbing a Safe Of the Soutli'.rr. Ex press Company at Prinkley, Ark., of i2, ; in cash and some jewelry. The proof against him is said to be strong. He was tried her' in November for breaking into a safe in Oneida, rnd was acquitted. The Sheriff still being suspicious of him, kept watch arid traced Lim to Wyanette and. Xepon-et, in both of which places safe blowing occurred about the time Poland was there. Nothing more was heard of him until December "1, when he returned here and deposited ;! large sum of money in one of the banks, gave the attorney who'defeinied him in November Sl'-'iU anil a gold watch, lavished jewelry on a young woman of this citv to whom he was soon to he married, and he purchased a res taurant, w hich he intended t-" c :i vert i nt" a cigar factory. The monev and jewelry have been identified beyond a doubt as those trauen from Prink'ey, December 1. About J-lMioo in all has been recovered. He will be taken to Arkansas as soon as a requivltiotx arrives. - Jail Delivery. CiiAiti ito, W. Ya.. Jan. 4. Last night excitement was caused here by five prison ers escaping from the County Jail. When the night guard went into the jail to lock the prisoners in their cells, one prisoner knocked Dick Wyatt, a guard, dow n, and a general stampede followed. "ion reaching the jail yard Jailer Powles was met and knocked kown before he could fasten the outer gates. The prisoners who escaped are Geortte and William Jeffreys, brothers, who killed William Douglass; George Pe.irds'ey? who killed Henry Mdore; Iouis Douglas, who killed Tom Tcel last Christmas evening, ail white. Luther Smith, a negro, who had been convicted and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary for grand larceny. als- escaped. A heavy reward is offered by Sher iff Ewart. Kuptiiretl a I Mood Vexsel. K.xss Citv, Jan. 4. Thomas V,. Keen, the actor, while attending a reception last night by the Order of Elks, suffered a rupt ure of a small blood vessel in the head. H? was taken to his hotel and is confined to his bed to-day. He will not appear in "Pichard to-night, as advertised, but it is hopel that he will be able to fulfill his engagement for to-morrow night. He bad a similar at tack at Iowa City two weeks ago. One of the attending physicians describe? the trouble which was reported to be in tho bead as motor paralysis, a form which some times afflicts pedestrians. He did not con sider Mr. Keene's illness alarming, and fi pressed the opinion that he would be able to appear to-morrow night.