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Ilmh Hmlloe nt WftililngfejN tri Tmtunrl. ing lltttlnrtt. Wn.hlngton. Dec. H. Mr. lodge of Maoarhuatte made an Mart Ih tno .iai yMorU) Id mr an Immedi ate vote upon hid Immigration Mil. which ) substantially the hum mena ur that waa patsed by the Afly-foartti oongraM ana vetoed bjr PrswIdentClawe land. Mr. Allan of Nebraska objected to nn immediate rote, and auggmtee thai Uie final vert nn the amendmenta nnd bill ha takon on Monday, .Ian. 17. at 3 p. tn. Thin auggeatlon wna ac cented by Mr. Ixrfge. and the order for n vote At that time waa Minds. Mr. Gorman, chairman of the Demo cratic ativrlng 'ommltte. prwn'ed an if'rr. !il,ll 'a t j'l iptrd, reni nngl-ig some of the committee aasignmontt of nomo of tlie Democratic members, mndo ncreaeary by the incoming of Mine new tnembera. Phaplnla Mutburn. In hla Invocation at the opening of the leuate ysertarday mailo touching reference to the death of Mrs. MctCltiley, mother of tha preel dent Mr. Davla, chairman of Ute commu te on foreign relations, called up the bill prohibiting the killing of fur awls lu thn North Pat I fie ocean, but on the uuggeetlon of Mr. I'rttlgrew, who amid he llred to offer noma amendment to It. the measure went over until to-day. Mr Pettigrew colled up tho bill granting to -iitr the right to tnako rwrond hometwd rntrlea. lie made a brief explanation of the measure. It gave all pron who ware not at the time owners of land acquired under the bomeetead law the right to mnke see ond homestead entrlee. Naeh person would he endlled to acquire 100 acres ot land. The bill natced. At 2:40 p. in. the setisto adjourned. Washington, I He. 11. Hxceptlng Uie reporting of the legislative, oxeeutlvo and Judicial appropriation bill, which It to be considered to-day. the house did no more btialneaa yesterday. The entire aeaaton waa consumed In ad justing a personal dtaputn between Mr. Hepburn of Iowa and Mr. Norton of Ohio, whlrh grew out of a controversy that occurred Inst week during the de bate mi the ponslon bill. Hie point at I mho waa na to whether n certain word URod by Mr. 'orton, but which ha afterward dlaclalmed nny Intention of tialng. ahould appear In the perma nent record. Tha house, by a party Totn, 130 to 121. sustained Mr. Hep burn. Thn blind chaplain of tho house,. Mr. Ooudon. In his Invocation, referred elo quently and feelingly to tho death of the president's mother. , Mr. IlltiKhnm ((top.) of Pennsylvania reported to tho house tho legislative, executive and Judlslal appropriation bill, which ho novo notlco ho would call up to-morrow. Hy unanimous consent a resolution waa panned to print 2000 cop Ice of the testimony of the civil aor vtco commission before tho appropria tion committee for the wtf qt tho homo. Mr. Cannon, chairman of the com tnlttnti on appropiiatlona, aacureil unanimous conaont for the passage of nn urgency deficiency Mil,' which, ha oxplalnwl, carried three tlmaa veven thousand for the rotistrtiethn of a building at tho naval academy, 10.000 for tho payment of temporary employe of Uie houae and senate, ami $171,000 for the payment of the mileage of son atom and representative. There waa an exchange of personal iUes between Mr. Hepburn (Hep.) ot Iowa and Mr Norton (Dem.) of Ohio over a correction of tho congressional Tecord. which Involved a renewal of a controveray that occurred betwean the two gentlemen during the debate on 4ho pension appropriation last wook over the word "moat" or "many." In rcfornnco to soldiers on penalon roll. It waa claimed that moat" was used, tut UiIb when printed waa changed to tnany." After a debate whleh con aumed mora than two houra, tho houae on a rlalng vote, 13G to 111, sustained Mr. Hepburn'a motion to make Uie per manent record show that Mr. Norton'a ipwh contained the word "moat," In accordance with Uie atenogrftaaar'a re port. It waa a party rota, wltti the exception of Fleming ot Georgia, who voted with the KqHtblleame, I1'8 1,on ullsu voted with tha Democrats. The houaa then, at I: II p. tn.. xl Journad. Aflor Tlfhrt Stnlprri. New York, Daa. II. About a doatft merchibits. a number of railroad ofll lala afld coiHBtltteea rapreaMUng va rloua aaaoclatlona. ticket broken In tba elty. are to apoear before Ota rail road eowwlttae of the bouaa at Waah ilagton Decern bar 17 at a kaarlag oa the bill to prevent tha aala of ticket by brokara not regularly apjtoiated agenta of the railroad. Tha railroad Bieti. backatl by tha MercbaaU" aaao olatlon and promlnant bualga men of tho oily, are determined to hare the bill paaaari If twaalW. They Imve ta ken the aHlt to aBraaw beu ihe auto law Uaa proved a failure, owing to IU UmlUd aaot. Qiinrmttlnc ltBimln. Atlanta, a a., D. ll.-Tfce me4 tlon of Mr. Kowl of Iltog eewa tr aiklng the Oaergla leglaUture ta raemorUllw wgrM to aaaet Haeaa aary leglalattoM to plaoe Oaorgia qiiar ntlno regulation In the kag4a of the Suited flutea marine ho pi la I aervlea In the future in caae of an outbreak ot Tallow few iholera amall ps. ate . . . . . . ii 1 . v. vaId DW'I 'ie (Iiiiiih jnwj - of 108 i 13 lb .!utlon v !l be .Intctcdiatciy tranmtU'a to mo ' Cwttiiii Mill TrnyMn ConlliiHri. Kail River. Maaa.. IHt. U.-ll li learned tliat tU mnHufacturera' com mittee whleh haa charge of the de tail of the pending altaatlon of wngei of mill opcratlvea will recommend that the aalarlea ot tha treaaurrra ttl reduced In the aame iroHrtlon na thf wagea of Ihe mplnyea, and each mem. bar ot the committee hat agreed to bring about thla reduction In the ad mlnlitratlrp roat In hi own mill. The ciinmltlee alio daelded that all over aetra and olhera not uaually Included In cumIowm BHoulil co mo under the order. The price for weaving a cut o( print cloth will be reduced from 18 to 1C centa, and In departmenta where tho leaat pay la reoalrwl tho full etit of II per ent will not be mad. The committee also agreed that a cut of 10 par cant waa as much n (he opera Uvea could bear In view of tha cur tailment ot tho prodiicttoaa of lr" Illver mllta during the pat rear. Notice of the reduction will be potted tonlny In Uia mills, or on Wed nesday, but the ditullt ot the Jiew Mhedule will not bo given out until a day or two lalor. . It the oiwntlye auk for n confer-J enee mo eammiiiee win reeommeuu that It be granted, hut nn ndOreaa, ni waa talked ot nt flrat, will not bo pre pared uiiUmhi komothlng now ahould develop to call for It. The commit tee la unaulmoualy In favor of Includ ing evorybody connected with the mllla In the rsduetlon. and nlao lu op posing d otrlka In ovory way poaalble, alnco It tho mllla ahould bo cloaed competitor would obtain a groat ad vantage Heoretnry O'Donnoll ot the Bplnn&rn union, haa received a vehement letter from flobort Howard of Iloaton. for mer aoeretnry of tho union, In whleh lie aaya: "In rondlng over the namoa of tho committee of. the mnuufaeturerH who aro to draft tho detalla ot the cut down and declilo how It la to ba In-, dieted, I notice aevon ngenta among them whota eomblnod aalarlea amount to $80,000 a yoar, or nearly $1,000,) a wook. A reduction ot 10 per aent In theae aalarloc would bo. equivalent to a reduction of 12 weavers at $8 par wook. I UMIevo It would be a wlsa and proper course to call tho national committee Immediately." A CLOUDBURST. ItVMUMuliltc, Ma. nnd Vlclnlly, Dalna NiMilr llftinngr. Mobile, Ala.. Deo. 1 1. Yesterday morning a cloudburst with high wind vlsltod AJoIjIIo and vicinity, doing somo damage and greatly alarming tho Inhabitants. Tho rainfall In leas than nn hour was 1 Inch and 92-100 and so vlolont that It ponotratcd open ings aud flooded many houses. Tho house of Wm. Collins on Toxas street was carried from Its founda tion. In Mngnolbv cemetery tho wluc twlstod tree In two near tho ground and leveled scores of headstones, soma tit which would take five men to re plaoo them. Iron foncea with atono Imaes ware overturned. Monuments warp lifted ontlrely out of the burial lot. live miles' out on Fulton road the barn of County Commissioner Wm. Holeombo waa carried SOT) yards and the corn scattered half ft mile, ills house lost Its ahlmneys and fall ing brick broko holes through ho roof. At Mayavllle, n suburb, two wooilun oh u relies were blown down and sovcrnl cabins wero destroyed. He ybud Ifcrinvna oreek tho house of' John II. Jackson was completely destroyed. Sovernl barns tn tho snmo neighbor hood wero blown down. Tho bark Arizona, loading at Hindi's mill, III the river, waa blown across tho river, but auffored no damogd. Tti Ourrniil 0r. fit. IuIb, Mo.. Doc. 14. A apeelat from flan 1'nuielsoo says: In on Inter view published yeatonlny Hukmio Doilproy, tho attorney who Is making such n light tor Theodore Durrant, gives warning ot sensational develop ments. He says that Durrani will not hang In January, aa Is generally ex peeled, and declares that he will eventually ro free. The attorney aaya that revelations are soon to be made in tlie ease that will cause a profound sensation. Dauprey sys that Utay are on tha traek of tha nol mur defer nnd says that arrests will soon be made. llttlnrr to Trid. Norfolk, Va.. jJeo. H.-Tho trial ot Uie whUhshm crew of tha aehooner Olive Packer, which waa burned on tho aaaa aftar bar oh plain and mate Hail bn killed by the cook. John Ander bom. will bagiN In the' United mates court Werineedfty. Judge (loft will oo ctipy the bench with Judge Hugh. The trial Is ex pasted to aanaume sv ami daa. There arrived lu tha olty yesterday evening a nnmbar of wlt n eases from Ileaton. the iinms port at the lll-talad vtssaal, who will testi fy at the trial. Nffr l.yneliMl. New Orleane, U.. Dee. H. Two hm grow, a treated far Uie murder at a etorekeoner named Ihtbtn at at. Os brlel, Im were lynclied laat night. Tha proof of their guilt waa oonclu- 1 alve and popular indignation wm I groat. Sheriff Drown, fearing a Jml delivery, put the blacks on the Tcxai, 'and Pacltti naln t be ihkmi to H l)r'. ii, r -i mifekf plug "llic piol. S"j'fd 'he '.iln sit i.ll.a Iip1iw Via quci. me. '.i'h..J oi tn mlu fr nd depaty ahrriff t K ' i" nrrc.s oft niVBfl IMPnOVEMCNT- Eodnecr Joioph Utplcy aitttlng an tUtl mate on a Cnnnl, ChattanoJRa, Tenn., tioo. 13. A tpe etal from nirmlnghnm aayai Bnglncor Joseph ttlpley ot I ho gov ernment corps who baa beon In charge ot the survey of tho route of Uio propose! cnnnl from Nortli lake, now this city, to the Warrior above Tusealooaa, lies finally finished hla work so far ns tho notual aurVoy la ooncomcd and hna opened an olTleo In tho government building and will to day begin preparing the estimates and plans of tho cnnnl. It will require about six months to do this, after which tho matter will all be submitted to tho secretary of war. under whose direction tho survey has been made. Mr. Rlploy haa given out nothing yot but It Is undirstood ho will report the project feasible. The sohemo Is to build tho .canal along Village creak from North lake a distance of a little more than thirty tnlloa. It Is to be used as a water route for Alabama ooat aud Iron to the gulf. Ilut before any further effort. Is made to get tho government to undor tnkn the construction, attention will bo given 'jY Alnbnmn congressmen to obtaining an appropriation ot $2,000, 000 for Improving the Warrior river from tho point whero It Is propoaod that the cnnnl shall connect with II southward to whero tho previous Im provement work loft off. A river nnd harbor convention Is tu bo held at Tuscalooosa during tho lat ter part of this month. It will be at tended by tho ontlre Alabama congrta ttonal delegation and representatives from overy commercial body In tho state. A plan will ba tormulntoa for furthering tho work ot Improving Ala bama's rlrtrs and harbors through government aid nnd n policy outlined as to tho building ot tho Warrior ca nal. OEN. WEYLER. H Arrlteint Slinlrl.t nnd la llnltiiiilnitl rnll llareltBit. Madrid, Deo. 13. Llout. Clon. Woylor arrived horo yesterday uttornooon. I to waa recelovcd at tho railway platform by Gen. Axcarraga, former promler; Oon. Uorroreo, formor commander ot tho sixth army corps, and hy n num ber of ltepubllcnns, Carllsts, Conserva tives and Hoblcolsts. As he Alighted from tho train thoy cheered him, aud then carried him shoulder high to the entrnnco of the railway station, whero he took a car rlago and was rapidly drlvon off. Thoro was no further Incident, tho public ap pearing Indlfforont. A few friends, In eluding Scnor Romero Robledo, ac companied htm to his apartments, About 100 pcoplo had collected, but they dispersed almost Immediately af ter ho entered the building. Tho partisans of Ocn. Woyler pre dicted that n crowd of 8000 pooplo would tender lllm nn ovation, with shonls of "long Live Woylor," "Death to tho YankooR," And the like. Ho will 5x recolved by tho quoen regent to day. El Corrorco Kspannln aaysjhe Carl lsts have abandoned tholr projected demonstration against President Mc Kluloy's message to oongrees. It Is alleged that tho Insurgents tn eastern Cuba havo asked the govarn m&nt for detalla na to tho extant nnd nature of autonomy, with a view ot coming to terms. UACOn MEETING. A f.ars Number of IpIbu'. ArmbllB nt NmtivllU. Noahvlllo, Tcnn., Doc. 13. Nearly all tho delegate (b tho convention of the Amerlenn Federation of Ixtbor r-avo ar rlvwl. 'Ilie attendance Is not posted to bo exceodlngly tergb. but thoro will bo n full representation. Tho examin ation ot credentials was very nearly completed yesterday, and tl. rejxirt will bo ready when tho convention moots. All tho tnembera of tho ex ecutive council have arrival , Tlie federation will moat, tn the hall of representatives this morning at 10 o'clock promptly. The II rn ardor ot tbuslneee will be tho addres ot wel come by Wm. Almlson of the Nashvlllu TyMgraimteal union. Tlie response will be made by President Uompera, and tho huslntsM ot kaarlni raports will then be It-gun. That ot tho eom mlUee on credentials will Its taken up nrat, and after It ts dlsKd of the president's report, the treasurer's and tha aeoratary'a, will be read. Most of tha databases attended a meeting yesterday' of tht Trade! ond lor Oounetl. awl brief apgeeh&s ware made by several. Henri Al Car dose, of Parte, who Is in this eeuntry Investigating tha steal makluc Industry for toe ProMh government, is altetid lug the MHVORlton. It la estae4d the eoMvetillfln will (aaa raeoluiioas favor ing (fee iMacUiUtou of postal pavings banks by Uie general government. Hell, litter llflMint. Havana, Dee. 18. fiwi. Itivara, the Ineurgent leader who waa captured In Mureh last In the province of Plnar del Rio by Uie 8nlsh troupe under Oen. Hernandez da Velaato and who I was rMSJtUy iKirdonel by a royal de- ere. has b released frm the Ou banaa forti. where he tut been for aew-ral months, and saii-i by the steamer Colon for t'adlz, I114 home. Tha Colon also carries ba. k. to Spain 800 sick, wounded apd othsrwiti incapaci tatrd soldiers. Tonn ntlcet by Iniurfenli. Havana, Dpc. 13. It Is o3olallr re ported that the Inaurgenta tinder tnt ' leadfrslilp of Rabl besieged for sovernl! dnyrf the town: of Ouarao, noar Canto, The garrison mndo a horolo dotenso, and the arrival of tho Spanish column hnder (len. Ablate forced Uie Insur gents to raise tho siege. T5io loss ot iko beelwgors was 160 killed or wound-, ed, while tho garrison lost E0. Oen. llornal, wkh flvo battalions, has left Havana to carry on operations in the- direction ot Cnpo Ban AntrmJo, province of Plnar del IUo, It la re ported ofTlelally that near fJallndo heights tho Bpanlsh killed four Insur gents, among whom was Rlcardo Del gftdo, tho Insurgent Inspector for the province of Matanzas. The Insurgent torsos under Oon. Ca llxto Unrein aro said to be moving About Dnlll and Cacao, in Uio Dayamo district. Tho Insurgent force under Oen. Salvador Rlos, numbering COO men, aro In the neighborhood ot Uio plantation Solba Huccoo, clghtoon miles from Mansanlllo coast, and Uio Spanish foreo has gono to giro them baUIe. According to an ofllclal report a body jf Spanish troops whllo In ntnbuah at lionrn Pan killed tho -bandit Roglnn Alfonso, who nt Uio tlmo ot his death was serving as n lloutonant colonol In tho Immrgont army. Tho body ot the dead bandit was Identified and then taken to Matanzaa City, whoro It waa expoaeiHo public view. Delegates of the autonomist and re formist parties met yesterday to con sider tho union o.' tho two organiza tions, and tho Intti-r proposed Umt thoy should have representation of one half ot tho contra! commlttco and pofrta In tho principal committees ahould bo given to tho autonomists. Tho posi tion of honorary president ot Uio now party wna offered to Uio Marquis Ra bell, chairman of tho control confmlt lo of tho reformist party, nnd tho ac tive presidency to Don Joeo Maria Clal voz, Uio president ot thojautonomlnts. Ot tho four vleo presidents, two will bo ehoaen from tho reformists, as will al so the secretary. Regarding Uio local committees, thoy will bo constituted according to circumstances. Tho reformist delegates Informed tho central commlttoo ot tho proposals mtulo, and nnswors wilt bo given through tho Marquis Rabell. Tho fu Blou of tho two parties ts looked Upon ns an accomplished fact. Tho success of tho offorts to estab lish autonomy tn Cuba, according' to official statements, Is assured, and It is sold that In some parts ot tho islands tho Insurgents will accept tho roforms offered and surrender to Uio author ities. Hentrnred to Uie I'enlenllnry. Wavcrly, la., Dec 13. Judge Clyde Saturday sentenced Delilah Falls and Will Kern, aged 20 and 17 respectively, to twenty nnd twelvo years In Uio pen itentiary. Young Kern and tho Falls girl were lovers, to which tho father of tho boy objected. Tho .Fulls girt plnnuod to murder tho father, persuad ing Uio boy to assist her. On August 33 slio wrota tho eldor Kern a noto to meet her In tho woods about flvo miles from Coda Falls, and when ho arrived ut the appointed plnco, she shot him threo times, and with tho help of the son covered (ho body with brush, burning It up. Hiiffncnleit In a Aline, Hartshorn, I. T., Dec 13 FIro broke out some tlmo Friday night In ooat shaft No. 1 at this ptueo. Saturday niou put In by the company to extin guish It found l,ima David, a Russian ailnqr, and John Ynrko, an Australian minor, doud. Whethtr thoy wero suf focated by smoko or Inhaling foul air or lire damp Is not known. It waa most probably tho flrat, as (hoy (vent Into Uio mine secretly to mako oxtra coal for Uio next day's run nnd wont beyond tub regulation dcud line or danger slgtialH. Tho Are Is out In thli shaft hurnk Tliletee. Uulhrlo, Ok., Dec. 13. Oklahoma l overrun with sncuk thlev-w and bur glars from tho large dtles of tho north. Thirteen aro now In Jail hero for tho burglary committed In this city In Uio past week. Within tour days burglaries and wholeealo thefts have taken place at Nurmnn, Tecumsoh, Shawnee, HI Reno, Oklahoma City and Hntd, and from two to six mon Jailed at each plaee, all having tho appearance ot professional thieves. Iluwnllnn Mlfilttry lletlgns. Port nu Prince, Deo. 13. Tho entire ministry has resigned. Aa yet the eowpoelttott of IU sitceeesor has net been definitely settled, but several well-known names are mentioned that will command the confidence ot Hai tians and foreigners alike. Yesterday morning After attending mass at Notro Dame President Simon Sam mado a elroult ot tlie city on horseback, and was escorted by his staff officers with special military display. Wm. Williams, colored, who was sentenced to hang at Kansas City, Mo., for murder, has had his sentence com muted, f Waldemere Dahlbrn, an aelor, dropped dead on the streets al Chicago, the other night, . A Slow Uoy. "I hear, Orumpy. that your hired nan Is down with alow fever." -Ot course he U. He's too Infernal I low to catch any other kind." free Prcss. moii TftAIN nOBBBRB. One Ttandlt Is Killed In Attempting tn Hob the Southern J'ncMe, Doming, N. M.. Deo. ll.-,!n an at tempt to hold tip tho wealbouYid South ern Pacific passenger train at Btclna Pass, ninety miles west ot this place, at 0 o'clock Thursday night, "Bandy" Collins waa shot and killed by yx press attar' Jennings. Previous to the arrival ot tho train, four bandltea rode Into tho station nnd hold up nnd robbed Agent St. John and Section Foreman McMullon, nnd at tho same tlmo cut all wires no no warning could bo glvon when tho train pulled Into tho station. Tho robbcra,attaokeJ the express ear when It drew Into the n-tatlon, and ordered tho ntossongor to surrender. In tho car were ISxprma fJuards Thatcher ami Jennings. They oponod the door and fired a fusillade ot shots, ono ot whloh wont through the leader's head, Instantly killing htm. Tho balance of U0 gang boeamo panic strlBkon at the fall of their chief, and fled. Tho railroad company has been cx putting troublo, and lias employed extra guards for wcoks past. Officers are In pursuit of remaining members ot tho gang, Tho name ot tho dead robber has boon ascertained to bo "Randy" Collins. Collins, until recently, has. been em ployed as a cowboy In Uio Ban fjlmnn valloy ranges tn eastern Arizona, and hla companions, Instead of being thn "Ulnok Jack" gang, as originally sup. posed, are now known to havo boon a band ot cowboys, organized for the slnglo purpose ot tho robbery which was attempted. 'Tho United State morahal and n posse were In tho Imme diate vicinity of Steins Pass, pursuing Uio "Illack Jack'1 gang, and they wore at onco notified ond started In pursuit. Tho ohnncos of tho capture ot tho three remaining robbers are, therefore, good. The robbers did not ovon sueccod In getting an entronco to tho oar. Tho original "Illnek Jack" gang aro thought to bo still In hiding In their retreat In tho Sierra Madras, in old Mexico. THE CUBAN QUBSTION. iltpretentntlteAilnnieflltetltU Views on Uie Subject. Washington, Doc. 1 1. Representa tive Adams of Pennsylvania, who waa Thursday nnmod as chairman of the rub-committee on foreign affairs,' to deal with tho Cuban questions, whon asked as to his vlows on Uie Spanish Cuban status, said: "Wo, In a friendly way, through our minister, at Madrid, Mr. Woodford, suggested eoveral things which Spain should do, such as tho spoedy trial of American prisoners, n more liumana way ot conducting tho war, and a let ter treatment of tho ' concentrados. Thcavo auggcfitlona were made just be fore Uio fall or tho laat Spanish min istry. With Uio accession of the 8a gasta cablent, those propositions re ceived favofablo rocognlUon, and by Uio recall of Wcylor. tho treeing of evory American cltlzon. tho returning to their homes nnd tho feeding ot Uio concontrados, Bpaln boa carrlod out every frlondly proposition of our gov ernment. "Bho now promises a more Mberal government to tho Cubans, autonomous In charoctor, and under such condl- lions that tho administration fools called upon to gtvo Uio roforms on tho port 'of Spain n fair trial. In foot, under diplomatic usage, our friendly offices having been accepted, wo must at least gtvo the Spanish ministry n ohanco to carry out tho reform, and await the result." Representative llcrry of Kentuoky, the domocrattc mombor of tho Cuban Bub-commlUco. said: "I am in favor of tho recognition of the belligerency of tho Cubans, The people of my sec- tton fool that way, and aro ready to tight to sustain that principle. It seems to mo that autonomy Is a gold brick proposition. Spain has had threo years to closo tno war, and has do'no nothing. I am not anxious to rush our country Into n foreign com plleaUon, but after 160,000 lives have boon eacrllleed In Cuba, It Is about tlmo we did something." Tortured by Cuban ltebelt. Now York, Dec. 11. A dlspatoh from Madrid says: A storm ot Indignation has been provoked hero by news oLUie tortures Inflicted by tho Cuban rebels upon Uib Inhabitants of Oulsa, women and children being bound nnd burned altva Tho details aro given by the Impartial, a paper by no means favor ablo to Uio present government polley, and the news Is now officially con firmed. ' One of the ministers aays that as far as Is known at present the only orlmo the unfortunate oreaturee appear to have been guilty of Is that they fa vored the acceptance ot autonomy. Authentic Information. Maude "Miriam' la trying to keep her engagement a secret." Martha "How do you know?" "She told mo so." Yongera Statesman. JoiTpli A. Heed Hilled. New Orleans, La., Dec 11. A special from Aralte City. La., says: Joseph A. Reed, Heq was murdered by four assassins nt Frankiinton Thursday about 0 o'clock. Mr. Reed had lust finished his argument In a case that had attracted much atten tlon and had loft the courtroom and stepped out of tho building when two mui iiiann.l flm nn him and wpiro 111, 1. mhi i,v w nthem. ami the ..- .t., ,111111 fivA ehni I were fired In all. but only ono took et. 1 a. al. - .Am act In tbe bodf l The llrnwn fimllli Murder. New Orleans, U., Dec 11. A special from Wesson, Miss., aays: A correspondent has Just Inter flowed ono of tho most prominent men In this section, who left the scene ot the masmcre ot the Drown Smith family yesterday morning. The au euaed negro, Charley Lewis, Js being tried before Justice D. T. Holmes; he has given testimony Implicating two other negroes Will Powell and Andy Smith, who are now In custody. My Informant wns positive that the ne groes would not ho lynched last night, but that the recent lynching It Mon roe will -be Imitated! making It pub lic, and ovory negro will bo mado to carry plno knots to bufri tho oUior. Tho trial Is bolng conducted In n taw tul manner, but Uio committee havo charge nt tho prisoners and wilt not permit them to bo sent to nny Jail. During tho trial Lewis broke down and confessed, saying: "It's mighty hard for me to suffer for what somohody else has done." Upon bolng allowed to talk further ho said: "Oet Will Powell and An drew Smith." Full particulars ot tho fiendish orlme have Just come to hand. Al most the ontlre family of Urown Smith, who Is a respectable farmer about 36 years ot age, were brutally killed witlf a club In tho hands of Charley Lewis, a ntgro. ' Smith was working nt a gin a few miles from tils home, which Is, situated about two and n half miles from Pearl river, on tho east banit In Lawrence county, nnd In n sparsoly sottlod and wild country. Tho house la oft tho mnlii road and no whllo family Uvea within two mllos of It, nttiiough sov- era! negro families live near. It was ono of theso negroes who, on Wednes day, aomo tlmo boforo noon, crept up to Smith's liouso and most brutally as saulted Mrs. Smith, then brained her with a club and then to forovor hldo his crime ho began on tholr six chil dren, only sparing n babe, which ho lett untouched. Tho fiend's work was not done aa well ns he thought, for one ot tho chil dren, a little girl S. yoar ot age, re . .. ...1 1. . gninea consciousness, anu vrii-ju im father returned from his dnyrvl3SKs she told htm tho nnmo of tho bruto. Tho mother and four children wore : found dying fa tho yard, showing how thoy had struggled to escape from tho bruto. The father and liunhand Immediately sounded tho alarm and a posso was organized, and lato In (ho nttornooq tho nogro wns captured, carried to Montlcollo, tho county seat of Law rence county, nnd nt 7 o'clbck was car ried back to tho sccno ot his crime, where ho was fully Identified by the llttllfglrl. I.owls Is a mulatto, about 23 years old nnd married. It Is bolloved that a goncral clean-up will ho mado tn that section ot tho country and that a num. bor ot nogroos will be lynched. j I'oitnatre Itnbberltti. Now York, Dec. 11. It was learned yesterday that ono ot tho biggest rob borleu In tho hlst'y of New York; post offlco had, occurred on Nov. 9. Tho amount Involved Is said to be In the nolghborhod of $100,000, and was taken from registered Icttors In tho railway mall sorvlco on that section ot the Centrnl railway of Now Jersoy, known as tho Now York. Somorvlllo and Raston branch. On Nov. 0 It was stated that two hags containing $30, 000 wero tnkon. How long tho defal cations had gono on before that data haa not been ascertained. Majo; Charles F. Lewis ot tho Phliadclph branch of tho government secret ser vice, was In tho olty investigating the robbory, whloh hns been kept secret until now by tho postal authorities. Washington, Deo, 11. Tho postal of ficials hero last night admitted that thore had been n number ot losses ot registered matt mnttor roportod on t railroad referred to. but said that tin aaia no uenniio advices uau ueon b i (.-va 11 a a if t nu uuiuuiii. as. n B I 1 ll.. 4 W probably, however, not reach as ti aa $100,000. Chanted With Itobberr. fu , . . I , r t , rr. scroll, under Indictment on a charge oV assaulting and robbing his friend, Charles D. Collins, ot $0000 at Meramee Highlands, last spring, carno up for trial in the county court at Clayton Thursday. The caso was set for trial on Nov. 11. but Collins, who is the manager of a hotel here, failed to ap pear, and the ease was oonUnued. Judge Hlrsetl Issued an attachment for Cot I las, but he baa not been located, and when the easo waa coiled he wis not present. 1 In the Weit. ' First Juryman I don't think 1 nrcmeaiiaieo. neeonu juryman HQ urtxi wiieo bmui" . nn( Jury" man-Yes, aud the flrat two nlsed to yen sea he must have been e"ltcd. Washington. Dec. 11. The Jelega tlon ot Hawaiian natives who af here In opposition to tho annexation tfty called upon several senators at t;ie of P Itol yesterday to urge theln vlewfi. i They' have attempted no canvas ot the senate, but say they havo reoelvtd con Blderablo encouragement. Eenator Davis, ot the committee on foreign re lations, declines to divulge his plans. . A ... I . U almi 1.1 . but his friends In the senate say he will be governed In his action largely by rlrc umitanres. and that he expects ret the treaty up within Uj rfi I tail dftYsL. ' t I for conturrence i end hung tue hi in woods.