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WICHITA KANSAS. SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27. 1890.
"WHOLE NO. 206a
HOLIDAY GOSSir FROM THE NA
A Republican Senator Outlines the
Tarty Program Upon the Re--
assembling of Congress.
The Senate Committee on Commerce Lis
tens to Arguments in favor of the Pro
posed Pan-Amerioan Company.
Census Figures of the Jewish Population
af the United States The Quarrel Be
tween Senate and House Oyer the
Clerk Question Capital Notes.
Washington, Dec. 20. The holiday
Reason bus affected the senate heavily in
t he matter of attendance, and but seven
senators put in an appearance at the north
wing of the capitol today. It was under
stood w' on tho senate adjourned Wednes
day that itssession will tomorrow be purely
formal; and, in fact, it was ordered only to
escape the constitutional inhibition against
an adjournment of over three days. So
nothing can be done until Monday, and
then the elections bill will be taken up
again. There is to be no cloture, no finan
ces, no anything, for the wholo week to
create a diversion from the debate on the
elections bill. A Republican senator, a
fctrong champion of the bill, said:
"We will go on talking about the bill
next week, and many speeches will be de
livered to vacant peats and empty galleries.
"We can't help it. you see: for the proceed
ings tho other night, when Hoar tried to
lnve the Democrats into a night .session,
-vwis jirooi conclusive Limb wu couiu nub
sinister in force during tho holidays. Rut
I believe that about Jan. 6, we shall have a
fighting quorum, and then you may look
for a diversion."
A sergeant could barely secure enough
members who were present in the house
this morning to constitute a skirmishing
squad. Horc aud there a few gentlemen
nould gather in a group, aud in a desul
tory manner talk over the business now
penning in the two nouses. 1 he consensus
of opinion, especially on the Democratic
side, was that the debate on the shipping
bill would be prolonged to a much greater
extent than had been expected. Of course
representatives are in the dark as to the
action of the senate on cloture, the finan
cial mcaMiie and the elections bill. TtiHt
the first will be adopted, Is considered
doubtful. As to the second, the feeling on
the Republican sido is that no financial
bill can pass the house that is not a purely
Republican measure, one that is agreed
ipin in party caucus, and one that is uot
jut through the senate with the aid of
Democratic votes. That the prospect of
ho ejection bill is not very bright unless
,he pending debate is brought to a speedy
Kid is admitted by all, a prospect which
is deplored by the Republicans and openly
rejoiced in by the Democrats.
WASHINGTON, .Uec. 20. There were
about fifty members present when tho
house was called to order this morning.
Ou motion of Mr. McKinley of Ohio, it
van agreed that when tho house adjourned
.oday, it be to meet on Tuesday next.
An adjournment was then taken.
THE PAN-AMERIOAN PE0JECT.
The Senate Committee on Commerce Hears
Washington, Dec. 26. The senate com
jiitteo on commerce today gave a hearing
to Messrs. F. L. Dana, of Denver; Howell
Jones, of Toneka: J. U. Clark, of Chicago,
-and A. P. Chamberlain, of Des Moines,
upon the bill introduced by Senator
Cnllom to incorporate the P.in-Auiericnu
Transportation company. These gentle
men appear as a sub-committee appointed
by tho interstate deep harbor committee.
They said that the committee was backed
by 13,000,000 people, and was created to
look after tbe welfare of "tho west before
congress, but especially to secure an
adequate appropriation from congress to
lmild at least one deep harbor on the Texas
coast of the Gulf.
Most of the great trunk lines, they said,
had connections terminating on the Gulf,
nnd all other western or southern roads
were rapidly building international con
nections. This left but one proposition
open for discussion that of oceau trans
portation lines, to bo operated in connec
tion with these great railway systems.
Tho sub-committeo was appointed with the
special object of establishing a lino of
steamers to ply between the various porta
f the Gulf of "Mexico and the ports of Cen
tral and South America. The ub-com-mittce
told how its members had assem
bled in Galveston last November and de
termined to establish such a line, to be
owned by tho people of the great central
basin of the United Suites, who were di
rectly interested in tho development of the
MUith and wet: and, in order that it might
bo national in character and international
in scope, it was determined to apply to
congress for a charter. The incorporators,
they said, were men of wealth and high
character, with a capital exceeding 13,
000.000, and, had it been deemed necessary,
one hundred incorporators might have
been obtained whose combined capital
would have exceeded $100,000,000.
Congress has established a precedent for
the action asked in the incorporation of
the 1'acihc railroad companies, tho Hud
son River Bridge company and the Nica
racua Canal company. The deep-water
project was justified by innumerable con
federations growing out of tho rehabilita
tion of our navy, our merchant marine and
the rtK'oi.imcndations of the late Pan
American congress, as well as the recent
recommendations of the president. The
Mib-coiuuiuu asked of congress a national
charter, in return for which they promised
to build their own ships in the United
States at an increase of twenty or thirty
perceut, fiy the flag of our country, and,
in national peril, to place their shins? at
tho disposal of the government. With
this national charter, they would be able
to negotite for concessions from foreign
-governments m consideration of their es
tablishing quick and direct communica
ium between their markets and our own.
The establishment of the Pan-American
lines would effect a saving of 50 per cent
In time and a reduction of expense to a
corresponding degree, and afford such
facilities as would result in a material m--reaMj
in the commerce between this
country and Central and South America.
The committee on commerce has, as yet,
takou no action ou the bill.
THE SENATORS' CLERKS.
Washington, Dec. 2tJ. There is an in
teresting fight going ou between tho senate
aud house over the urgency deficiency ap
propriation bill (made up principallv of
appropriations for covernment printfnc)
ami unless the dead-lock between the two
bodies is broken, there may be an inter
ruption of work at the government print
jug ollico. The oouate added to the bill a
provision for the payment of salaries to
the clerks of the senators duriug the in
terim between the t wo sessious of congress.
This would make the clerks annual instead
of Mission employes. The house refused
concurrence in the senate amendments,
and now the senate members of the con
ieruncc committee decline to sign the con
ference report and pennit the other items
of anuronriation to become laws unless thu
Louse yields. The houie is steadfast iu its
determination to resist this appropriation
and the senate is equally determined to
have the money for the clerks.
THE JEW IN AMERICA.
Washington, Dec. 28. The division of
vital statistics of the census bureau has
ISSUed a bulletin trivintr rli mtillu nf n
special inquiry concerning the Jews in
this country. The bulletin shows the re
turn of 10,613 completed family schedules,
embracing 50 6S0 living persons. In these
ia,mU,e? tuero had en 2.148 marriages,
0.038 births and 2,002 deaths during the
five years ending December, 1889. As
showing the social condition of these fam
ilies, it may be mentioned that two-thirds
of them kept servants. The deaths re
ported for the flvo years give an
average annual death rate of 7.11 per 1,000
population, being about half the average
ram oi me general population. The gen
eral results of this special investigation,
says the bulletin, indicate that the Jew re
tains many of the peculiarities which
have been noted among them in Europe.
Washington, Dec. 26. The Star says
that United States Treasurer Huston has
rocousidered his resignation, and has
agreed to remain in his present positiou
until the end of Mr. Harrison's term. Mr.
Huston resigned some time in July.
Washington, Dec. 28. The city experi
enced the heaviest snow storm of years
last night. Street car and steam railway
traffic was seriously delayed.
Washington. Dec. 20. The president
today appointed Darwin E. James of New
York, and Phillip C. Garrett of Pennsvl
vania, to be members of the board of In
dian commissioners, vice Messrs. W. II.
Morgan, resigned, and Clinton B. Fisk,
He also appointed Joseph A Paddock
of Nebraska, to be a government director '.
of tho Union Pacific Railroad company,
vice James W. Savage, deceased.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Representative
Cutcheon, from the committee on military
affairs, today reported favorably to the
house tho bill that passed the senate some
days airo to establish the records and nen-
sion office of the war department, and to
i ijjjuiui. i lie onicer now in, cnarge oi iuac
work a colonel in the arm v.
THE MONETARY UNION.
Washington, Dec. 20. The recommend
ations of the international American con
ference, for the establishment of an Ameri
can monetary union and the isKue of a
common silver coin, have been adopted bv
all the American republics except Guate
mala, Uraguav and Paraguay, which have
not .been heard from. The first meeting
of the union occurs on January 7.
Special Dispatch to the Daily KaIo.
Pratt, Kan., Dec. 2d There is a good
chance for Pratt City to secure the Female
seminary of this district of the Missionary
Raptist denomination, if well looked after
by the citizens of Pratt.
Pratt is in great hopes that, some capi
talist will soon arrange to work the large
salt deposit bored into alout two years
ago inside of the incorpatcd limits of the
city, it being over U00 feet thick. Sur-ly
no better inducements can be given than
this for some company that lias menus to
invest in any enterprise. Tho city has
offered threo acres of ground, together
witn the well already bored, to any one
tnac wouia wort it.
The school at tho town of OulltHon, nine
miles east of Pratt, is being very success
fully taught by Miss Lulu Everharc and
Mrs. A. Rogers. Tho patrons claim it to
bo the best school they ever hud in Culli
son. School closed for tho liolidays on
Wednesday evening, the scholars receiv
ing a nice present in the evening from
The various Sunday schools of Pratt
met at the churches in the csiy on Christ
mas eve, and the hearts of the little ones
Here made happy by presents usually
given out on such occasions.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 20. Dr. John Davis,
one of the oldest physicians of the city,
died suddenly last night at his home on
Elm street. He had been unusually happy
with his wife and a few friends at the
Christmas dinner, aud about 8:30 while
sitting in his laboratory -was attacked with
a violent fit of coughing. In half an hour
he was dead. It is said to be heart disease.
Dr. Davis was nearly 70 years old. Ho
was an intimate friend of ex-Piesideut
Hayes, and often entertained him and Mrs.
Hayes on their visits to Cincinnati. Mrs.
Davis was a schoolmate and close friend
of Mrs. Hayes. Dr. Davis was at tho time
of his death, president of tho Union Cen
tral Life Insurance company, and also
president of the Law and Order league of
Cincinnati, in whose interest he was earn
est and active.
Colvmbia, S. C, Dec. 20. Hon. W. D.
Simpson, chief justice of the supremo
court of South Carolina, died at his home
in this city this morning of heart disease.
The flags are at half-uuisfc on tho public
Berlin, Dec. 20. Dr, Schliemann, the
noted archaeologist, is dead.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20. The firm of Rob
erts, Cushman & Co., dealers in hatters'
material, who assigned to Charles Stone,
filed schedules today stating the liabilities
to be $450,000; nominal assets, $7D5,000, and
actual assets. $437,000.
Council Bluffs, la., Dec- 20.-
Eisenman & Co., dry goods mtrchants.
who made an assignment yesterday, esti
mate their liabilities nt $200,000, and their
assets at $300 000.
San Antonio. Tex., Dec 2(5. The Mav
erick bank closed today after a heavv run
of eight weeks. Sam Maverick is sole pro-
Erietor of tho bank. Ho has assicned all
is propertv. The liabilities arc $S44,000;
assets, $1,769,9 O.
A GREAT LAW SUIT.
St. Louis. Dec 26. The Adams Electric
Street Railway company will soon enter
suit against the Thom'son-Houston, the
Spragtte. the Short, and other electric rail
way companies, for infringement of pat
ents. Dr. Wellington Adams, of this city,
the inventor of the electric motor, as
applied to street railways, claims priority
of invention overall oth'er patent, and bis
company win press tlie stilus to the end.
The suits will involve claims against the
various companies for millions of dollars
of damages. It is expected the litigation
will be second only to the noted Bell tele
THE LAKE SHORE OPERATORS.
Chicago, Dec 26. The ultimatum of
the Lake Shore road that all telegraphers
ou the Hues of that road must retiie from
the Order of Railway Telegraphers or
leave the employ of the company, is be
lieved here to be the beginninc of a general
movement in that direction. It is under.
stood that, mauy of the Chicaso roads will
follow the lwid of the Lake Bhore. The
result of this movement will probablv be
the consolidation of the Order of Railway
Telegraphers and the Brotherhood of Tele
graphers, in order that both may be better
able to fight, if such a course should be
ALBANT. N. Y.. Dec 2& D. W. Talcott.
head bookkeeper of W. II. Sage & Co.,
was arrested this evening, charged with
embezzlemeut. It is believed that his
theft will amount high up into the thou
sands. Talcott worked in collusion with
J. R. Abbott, another bookkeeper, who
committed suicide not long ago.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 25. The North
western Railroader says it is the intention
of the great Northern railway to extend
its line through to the Pacific coast.
ARREST OF A GANG OF COUNTER
FEITERS AT PITTSBURG.
A Conspiracy DiscoYered to Flood
the Whole Country With
Bogus Silver Dollars.
A Block of Buildings Swept Away by Pire
in a Wisconsin Town Bailway Graders
Threaten to Burn Deadwood, S. D.
A Number of Fatal Explosions of Various
Ends The New York Central Wreck
ers Now on Trial An Embezzler
Arrested Minor News Notes,
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 26. A gigantic
conspiracy to flood the United States with
counterfeit silver dollars has been un
earthed, and to the energy and intelligence
of the officials of the first police district of
Pittsburg is due the credit. Nineteen
persons are already under arrest and 1,100
in spurious coin is in the hands of the
police. The monev was brought from a
central depot in 2$ew York to Pittsburg
by a gang of Italians employed to pass it.
The money was all in silver dollars, and
Ucited States Detective McSweeney says it
is the best counterfeit of the standard
silver dollar that was ever made. The coin
is perfectly formed in every detail, and its
ring is identical with the ood coin, the
only fault about it being a little lightness
m the weight.
Two of the Italians, named Ello Daridin
and Nelson Maggorina, accompauied by
their wives attempted to pass the spurious
money over the bar of the Black Bear
hotel, but were detected by tho proprie
tor, and arrested. Tho party at first re
fused to say whore they lived, but the
women finally broke down and told the
police that they had been living at No. 523
Lincoln avenue, East End. The house
was quietly surrounded and fifteen Ital
iansarreted. Secreted under a bed in one
of the rooms was found a pile of counter
feit money amounting to Jl.PU The pris
oners were removed to the Central station
and locked up. After the house had been
thoroughly searched, the detectives inter
viewed the prisoners one at a time and suc
ceeded finally in gaining the information
that the money was made in New York,
and they had been sent here to dispose of
it. Similar gangs were sent to other cities,
but the men could not tell what particular
cities were being operated.
Not a mold or die, orauykindof coun
terfeiting machinery was found in posses
sion of the gang arrested here. Detective
McSweeney says the government has been
after the Now York gang of counterfeiters
for a long time, and, while several arrests
have been made, from time to time, and
considerable of tho counterfeit coin has
been recovered, the head of the organ
ized band has not been uucovered.
A BLOCK BURNED.
VinOQTJA, "Wis., Dec. 20. A fire, origina
ting in Lindeinniin's building, swept away
the entire block of buildings excepting tho
Tremont house, involving a loss of fully
SlfiOOOO, with but IG,000 insurance.
Among the losses are: A. P. Lindemann,
two-story building and two warehouses,
$75,000 no insurance: Lindemann & Rusk,
bank, $10,000 no insurance; C. C. Brown,
furniture dealers, two-story building and
stock, $0,500 insurance 1,500; Pulver
Bros., foundry and wagon factory, $7,000
i no insurance; D. II. Pulver, dwelling,
$5,000no insurance. It was only by great
exertions on the part of the firemen and
citizens that the remainder of the town
Dlwdwood, S. D., Dec. 20. A general
conflagration occurred here last night. A
bl.-ieksmith shop, grocery, livery stable, a
general store and several residences were
burned. The loss is 25,000. Later the
Keystone hotel caught fire and was
destroyed, threatening the whole city with
destruction. The first fire is thought to
have been set by railway graders who
werespending the day here gettingdrunk.
Tho mayor ordered the hose turned upon
them, when they became riotous and are
supposed to have set the town on fire in
revenge It is rumored that they have de
termined to lay the town in ashes before
morning. Short work will be made of any
incendiary caught at his work tonight.
EXPLOSIONS AND DEATH.
Newport, Ark., Dec. 26. By the explo
siou of a boiler in Kelly & Wells' lumber
mill on Black river, forty miles from here.
two persons were killed and a number
were wounded. Engineer "Wiley Sloan and
John Angus, the "superintendent, were
standing in front of the boiler when the
expl sion took place Angus was blown
against a lumber heap, breaking his limbs
and tearing away a portion of his skull.
No traces of the body of Sloan can be
A large section of the boiler was
shot through the iron roof, then through
tne deck of the steamer Golden Gate, an
chorcd near by, and then acros the river.
100 yards wide. Maud West was frightfully
scalded ami unam uurgens nau ootu
legs broken in several places and was badly
scalded. Four others were injured but not
A POWDER BLAST.
New York, Dec. 20. An explosion oc
curred at 7:30 o'clock this morning in the
cartridge house of the American Forcite
Powder compiny. at Lake Hoptatocong,
N. J. Two workmen. John R. Johnson
and Mahlon Spetry, were instantly killed.
A FURNACE BOILER.
EMPORIA, Kan., Dec 26" This morning
about 10 o'clock a flue in a furnace boiler
in George W. Newman's store bursted, and
seriously, if not fatally, wounded a cash
boy iiametl Nye Martin, who was in the
cellar at the time of the accident.
Pittsburg. Pa., Dec25. A Scottsdale
special ays that a terrible explosion oc
curred today in the entrance shaft to the
United cad and coke works, caused by a
kerosene lamp. All of the 140 men em
ployed in the works e.carml through the
exits, provided for that purpose. Some of
the escapes were miraculous. The fire is
still raging, and has already done immense
damage. Every effort is being made to ex
tinguish the tire, but the destruction of
the mine is feared. The mine is one of the
finest in the region.
THE CENTRAL WRECKERS.
Tp.oy. N. Y., Dec 26. In the trial
of John Reed, one of the alleged train
wreckers, this aftornoon, Dettive Robert
Pinkerten testified that Red had made a
statement to him, after his arrest, without
inducements or threats. Counsel for de
fendant objected to admitting Reed's
statement to Pinkerton, on the ground
that it was not voluntary. Judge Gnffin
awoweu tne attorney to cross-examine
Pmkerton on the question whether Heed's
statement tvs voluntary. The crime
with which Reed and others are charged
with is the displacing of a switch on the
Central-Hudson river road. The alleged
crime was committed on the same nisrht
that the Montreal train was wrecked near
Castlclon, during the strike.
BURNED TO DEATH.
Rochester, N. Y.. Dec 2G. a family
by the uame of Dietrich, living on Orchard
street, on the outskirts of the city, were
burned out early this morning: Four
persons lost their lives. The department
soon arrived and succeeded in saving the
house from utter ruin. But they arrived
too late to save Mrs. Dietrich's life or the
lives of the three young children. When
the firemen succeeded in quenching the
flames, they found in the bedroom where
the woman had slent the body of the un
fortunate woman lying across the bed
with her feet ou the floor. Beside her lay
her three little children, their bodies
burned to a crisp, as well as that of their
A FATAL RUNAWAY.
"WiLLTMANTIC, Conn., Dec. 26. While
George H. Green and his wife and another
party were riding down Ripley hill, South
Coventry, Thursday night, their horse be
came unmanageable aud ran away. "While
turning a sharp corner.Mr. and Mrs. Green
were thrown out. Mr. Green died two
hours later of internal hemorrhage. Mrs.
Green has been unconscious since the acci
dent, aud is not expected to live. The
third occupant of the carriage got out
safely from the rear.
Mount Holly, N. J., Dec. 26. Gen.
Charle3 S. Taylor, a well known citizen of
this place, committed suicide by drowning
in the creek here "Wednesday night at the
identical point where his brother drowned
himself a few years ago. The deceased
was unmarried and about 57 years old.
WICHITA AND &ALYEST0N.
Kansas City and the Eagle on the Elevator
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eagle.
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 26. "Have yon a
copy of the Wichita Eagle" was the
greeting extended your correspondent by
Mr. A. W. Miller, of the Darlington-Miller
Lumber company, of Guthrie, Ok.,
just as the newspaperman and lumber
dealer were coming out from breakfast
this morning. At this distance from
WichitH the question seemed a little
strange; but Mr. Miller got the paper.
After reading the paper thoroughly and
returning the same, your correspondent
asked the question: "Tell me why it was
you wanted to see the Eagle?"
With a laugh, Mr. Miller said: "It is
the principal outside paper to the people
of Guthrie and Oklahoma, and contains a
more complete report of Oklahoma news
than any other paper published outside of
that territory. Look here," said Mr.
Miller; "there is a complete resume of the
council and house proceedings, as well as
a number of other matters which are of
importance to Guthrie and Oklahoma.
From the very first, the Eagle supported
the opening of Oklahoma, and has been a
friend and supporter for the bona fide
settlers all the time. Accustomed to read
ing it at home, I feel lost without the
paper when away." ,
The scribe put another query: "Mr.
Miller, tell me what you think of the pres
ent and future of Oklahoma?"
It was some moments before the gentle
man spoke, when he said: "Oklahoma
will come out on top. It is a maguificent
agricultural section, and I believe within
a short time cotton will stand right along
side with corn an one of the chief products.
The capital-reriioving question has injured
the country even more than people at
home imagine. Immigration will "always
steer clear of any community7 which is not
united, and when the government of any
state or territory in this cenntry is in n
chaotic condition it cannot, expect to re
ceive any great number of newcomers.
Now that the removal question is defin
itely settled, and the discussion of the sub
ject will give way for the consideration of
oiner matters oi more importance, Uuth
rie, Oklahoma City, Kingfisher, and. other
poiuis, will go to work and make more
substantial improvements. Each place
has good territory to draw from, and there
is no reason why the territory of Okla
homa should not support at least three
comparatively good cities with Guthrie as
"Since coming to Galveston,' said Mr.
Miller, "the question of deep water at this
port as a benefit to Oklahoma is plainer to
me than it ever was before. If you will
pardou me I will again call your attention
to an editorial in the EAGLE of Saturday,
Dec 21, under the head ot 'Kansas City
Cheek.' If the Kansas City grain dealers1,
as stated by the Eagle, succeed in having
the grain of southern Kansas pulled
around by the way of Kansas City, enroute
to Galveston, there is no good reason why
grain should not be pulled up from Guth
rie and then given a freah start at Kans;is
City to be pulled back through Guthrie on
its way to this port. The Eagle has com
menced the fight, and will suow up the
case against the Kansas City grain dealers
in such a way as will knock tuem clear out
of the box. and of course, be a benefit to
southern Kansas and Oklahoma. In ray
section of the country there is a strong
feeling of sympathy towards Galveston,
for our people look upon deep water at the
Gulf as of just as much iuterest to them
as it i.s to the citizens upon tnis rather ro
Galveston is very much elated just at
present over the fact that the secretary of
the navy has consented to allow the
"White Squadron" to maneuver in Gal
vestou roadotead during the 5th, 6th and
.th ot February. The Chlcigo.lorktown,
Atlanta and Dolphiu are absolutely prom
ised, with the probability that
the Bo-to.i will also join the fleet
This will be an especially attractive fea
ture in the Galveston Mardi-Gras aud In
terstate Trades display, which takes place
on the 7th, Mil, 9 h and 10th of February.
The fact that Wichita i pushing the
question of rain elevators at that point
with such persistency ha-5 attracted a great
deal of attention iu Galveston. The people
of this city admire the. great nerve and
euetgyofthe metropolis of Kansas, and
there is no doubt that the effort now being
made on the prt of Wichita will be en
tirely successfuL As advocated by the
Eagle, this is certainly the point at which
the corn wheat, beef and pork of Kansas
Miould find an open gate to the markets of
the world. Galveston, like Wichita,ts pre
paring to handle the ousine-s, and new
elevators are a certainty in the immediate
FROM MOUNT HOPE.
Special D'.jpMch to the Dtlly Eacle.
MOUNT Hope, Kan., Dec 26. G. C. Rob
bins & Co.. of this city, hare just finished
the erection of a fine two-tory brick
building, which is certainly a credit to any
town. It stands on one of the four princi
pal business corner? of the city. The
lower story will be used as a bank room,
while the npper floors will be used as a
hall by one of our secret societies.
Mr. W. O. Munsell. formerly of Wich
ita bnt now of this city, is in Oklahoma on
a visit to relatives. "Willie' has made
np hL mind recently to study for the min
Two church revivals h3ve been in prog
ress here for a few days. There is said to
beaultea uumber of conversions. The
Methodists and the Christians are the
denominations holding the revivals.
Mount Hope is one of the thriving little
cities of Sedewick county. There is no
better farming land in the world than that
which lies adjacent to this city. There is
almost every class of business represented
here and the business men are enterprising
and f ally alive to their interest. They all
seem to be enjoying a cood trade And every
indication points to permanency and sac
cess. A BIG LUMP OF GOLD.
Mixxrapolis, Minn., Dec 2d A fanner
nnmed Hbllowman. in Mahaska oeuatr.
today found a mjIW goM nnggsi vreicaieg
seventy nances on hK farm. It Ls teKeved
a beavy d -posit of the metal will be loooA
DETAILS OF THE GREAT STORM IX
THE EAST AND SOUTH.
The Atlantic Coast and Lake Re
gion Svfcpt by Furions Storms
of Rain and Snow.
The Latest Prom the Everlasting and Never-to-be-Settled
Indian Trouble A Skir
mish Between Scouts and Hostiles.
The Condition of Trade and Traffic Ac
cording to Dun'3 Weekly Eeview The
PJour Output for the Week CoL
Anthony Eeleased Notes,
New Yor.K. Dec. 26 The predicted
snow storm arrived ou schedule time, aud
this morning pedestrians are few and far
between, and the surface cars are making
poor work of it, in spite of the fact that
four horses are now trying to do the usual
work of two. Navigation on the rivers
and In the bay is seriously interfered with,
but so far no accidents have been reported.
This storm, which is promised to be the
worst since the blizzard of March, 1SSS, has
been giving the south a taste of its qual
ity since early yesterday morning, and its
center worked Its way up from Louisiana
to iennessee from a. m. to 8 p. in. lhe
storm depression is trying to get np to an
area of high barometer iu lower Canada,
and as New York is in the center of the
track, she will have her full share of the
At 1 o'clock this afternoon seven inches
of snow had fallen and there Is no sign
of a let up. In fact, the storm seems to oe
gathering force every hour.
ON NEW YORK BAY.
" NEW York, Dec. 20. Today's snowstorm
on the water was much worse than the
heaviest fog. Everything in tho line of
steam crafts was interrupted, and the sail
ing vessels did not try to leave their moor
ings. Even the revenue cutters did not
dare to venture out. A heavy storm of
blinding snow is raging from Sandy Hook
to Cape May. Telegraph lines are down,
and it is feared there are wrecks along tho
coast that have not been reported on that
account The entire life saving corps have
been ordered to patrol thoir beaches and
look out for wrecks. The schooner Yale is
ashore on Dale beach. The sea is very
high, and fears are entertained for tho
vessel's safety. Reports continue to come
iu of the storm in New York state, show
ing a heavy full of snow aud the delay of
THE WEATIIEB CLERK'S PREDICTION.
New York, Dec 2tJ. Reports received
by the Associated Press show that nearly
the whole country is enveloped in the
storms racing from Maine to Texas and
irom .uuuuuuii iaj uemtitt. rruiuunuin.
southwest it is a rainstorm; from there
north and northwest, a snowstorm. North
ern New York seems to be about in the
center of tho- disturbance At 2 o'clock
this afternoon the weather clerk was un
able to give a reporter any encouragement.
He said that there was every indication
that the two storms would meet tonight
somewhere a little north of this city, and
that the eeneral storm is rapidly develop
inu into immenso proportions. In conclu
sion, the clerk said: "There is every likeli
hood that the railways will bo generally
blockaded north and west, and that a seri
ous ami disastrous -condition of things is
to result from the storm."
Albany, N. Y.. Dec 26. Snow com
menced falling at 7:30 o'clock this morn
ing, accompanied by a northwest wind.
At 11 o'clock It continues to storm hnrd.
ALBANY", N. Y., Dec 20. Two sections
cf the roof of the New York Central
roundhouse at West Albany, collaused
this afternoon under the heavy weight of
snow. Only one man, John Reddy, was
seriously hurt, aud he sustained a fracture
cf the shoulder.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Dec 2C. Another big
snow storm is raging here. It has been
snowing steadily for eighteen hours, and
there are no indications of its cessation.
Between twelve and fourteen inches of
snow have alreadv fallen. Trains are all
several nours beninu time, anu street car
traffic on all but the cable roads has been
temporarily suspeuded. The snow is dry,
and has not affected the tcleirraph service.
WiLKCHAKKE, Pa.. Dec 26. Snow be
gan to fall here at midnight, aud at noon
today the storm is rging fiercely with
snow drift of two or three feet in the
streets. From the present indications the
storm will continue through the dav. The
electric lights, street railways ana horse
cars at thi hour, are unable to run, and
traffic is blocked on all sides. Trains on
all tho railroads are delayed, acd business
is practically suspended throughout tho
ASBCRT Park, N. J., Dec 26. A heavy
snow storm has prevailed here today. A
three-masted schooner is stranded oil Deal
beach. The men from life .saviug station
No 7 have boats ready to lend their as
sistance. The schooner is being driven
further up the beach by the surf. She
will probably be n total wreck.
THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND.
Springfield, Mas., Dec 26. The
storm has ben severe here, and travel is
greatly delayed. Eight inches of anow fell
todav and it is still snowing.
Portland, Maine, Dec. 26. A heavy
gale is blowing from the northeast, with
the thermometer ten degrees above zero.
Snow has fallen all the aftornoon, drifting
badly, and delaying street cars and rail
way trains. It is a bod night on the
Rutland, Vt. Dec. 26. The snow storm
in this state has been the severest of the
season. Railroad traffic is greatly de
laved. Providence, R L.Dec 26. Therehoon
er Bill Stowe went ashore just north of
here at noon. The life saving crew shot a
line over the wreck and savel the crew of
six. in the breeches buoy. The schooner
A. H. Hurlburt, of Gloucester, went
ashore three miles farther north. Cape
Thurston, Steward Hammond and Seaman
Lawrence were knocked overbonrd by fall
ing spars and drowned.
Lexington, Ky , Dec 26. The heavWt
storm of sleet ever known here occurred
last night. Shade trees and telegraph poles
were broken and the wires re down for
miles at a stretch. The fire alarm jsteei
THE NORTE WEST.
Minneapolis. Minn., Dec 26. Heavy
snow fell today in Minnesota, accompanied
by a rapid fall in temperature.
A CHINOOK WLND.
PIERRE, S. D , Dec 28. A forty-mlle-an-honr
Chinook wind from the northeast,
carrying blinding clonds of dnst. prevails
here, it is the hardest straight wind
known in the Missouri valley for years.
ThGfcon Daacer3 Said to be Eeutnacg to
Washington. Dec 2G. Gen. SchoSeW
thin merninir received the fUewiag tel
ptata f rm Gen. Miles under date of Rsfrid
Ciir, S. D.. Dec si:
HATe cot heard from CoL Cxrr imt
thirty-six hours. He started to intercept
Big Foot. Should he succeed or turn him
to Cheyenne agency, it will be favorable,
as Gen. Brooke reports that a message
from Little Wound, Big Road, and Fast
Thunder, who are tho leaders of the In
dians who went to the Bad Lands, says
that about half tho Indians there arc com
ing, and he think the rest will follow.
Should this not be interrupted by some
unforeseen event, it will be most'desirable."
Gen. Schofield has also received a tele
cram from Gen. Miles dated Rapid City,
S. D., Dec. 24. as follows:
"Col. Sumner reports his command at
Big Foot's cump on Cueyeuue river; that
Big Foot assured him he would do what
ever he said and bring all his people to his
(Sumner's) camp; but that he deceived
him, and eluded his command, going
south in light order. This was most uu
fortunate just at this tim. aud may turn
the scale agaiust the efforts chat have
been made to avoid an Indian war. Up to
this time the projects looked favoraole,
and in one week mot of the worst element
have been removed."
Camp, Near Battle Creek, S. D.. Dec
26. The situation here remains practically
unchanged. The weather is cold and the
rivers frozen solid. A company of
Cherpniifi sronts i pneamned nt this mouth
of Cattle creek. Two attempts were made
Wednesday by the hostiles. who number
about eignty, to break into their camp.
The first attack was made by only a few
of the Indians, who were tmickly repulsed
with a loss of two killed" and soveral
wounded. Three of tho Cheyenne Indian
scouts were wouuded. and it is thought
one is fatally hurt. The second attack
was made after dark by what was sup
Eosed to be tho whole bund, who were led
y Kicking Bear htnuelf. Volley after
volley was tired ou both sides, and a desul
tory tire was kept up for au hour or more.
It is notknownhow many of the hostiles
were killed, but, judgiug from the reports
of one of the scouts, there must have been
s.eeral killed, as he says he heard several
shout in Sioux language that they were hit.
Troops were s"nt to the cene at an e.irly
hour yesterday morning, and report every
thing quiet aud no hostiles in sight.
Pink Ridge Agency, Dec 20. The
peace party failed, as was predicted. Five
of the friendly Indians are in, and report
that the rest are coming in. The enemy
are described as crazy, wild and wholly
unmanageable. None have come over
from the fighters. It was decided to at
once subdue the warriors.
Rapid City, S. D.. Dec. 20. Gen. Miles
received word from Gen. Brooke that the
friendly mission of the Pine Ridge Indians
to tho hostile camps in the Bad Lands had
been successful, and that the Indians are
ready to come in. Several parties are now
on their way. Big Foot and his band, who
escaped from Col. Sumner, have been
found on Porcupine creek moving toward
Chicago, Dec 2a A Pine Ridgo special
says the Indian council in the Bad Lands
has decided in favor of the hostiles return
ing to the agency. They are all now on
their way in. Perhaps a few may slip
away, but the authorities feel that tho
trouble is at last at an end. There is still
danger of serious trouble in caso an at
tempt is made to disarm tho hostiles.
Unless this is done, all tho Indians will be
at the agency in h day or two.
THE TERRITORY INDIANS.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Dec. 2rt. A special
irom outline, UK., say? .Mr. v . l'. inomp
Kon. the local agent of the lowas, who wan
niviteu to attend tlie cnost dance arranged
I for nine miles from Guthrie, returned from
that place today and reports that tho
dance had beeu abandoned. There were
assembled at the rendezvous representa
tives from the lowas, Missouri, Kicka
poos, Cheyennes, Arapahoes, and two or
three Sioux runners from the northern
country. Tho dauce was commenced yes
terday in regular style and had been in
progress but a short time when To-Hee,
the blind Cheyenne chief, and White Cloud
arrived at the sceno and urged tho Indians
to desist. They pleaded eloquently with
the dancers. A conference was held aud it
was finally determined to abandon the
dance. All ths Indians returned peacefully
to their reservations.
TBADE AND TRAFFI0.
The Easiness Condition of the Country aa
-Revealed by Dnn's Weekly Ee7iew.
New York, Dec. 2t 1L G. Dun & Co.'s
Weekly Review of Trade- says:
"Business has progressed as well as
could be expected iu a week broken by the
Christmas holidays and a great snow
storm. The holiday trade wan remark
ably heavv here, and at nearly all otbrr
points good, which, however, is by no
means evidence that the stringency in" the
money market springs irom any gsncral
embarrassment of any bu sinew or indus
try. The volume of payments into banks
continues large, though but about 3 pur
cent larger than a year ago. Railway
earnings for the month show an Increase
of about 4 per cent over the same weeks
last year Foreign trade is very hoary.
The uncertainty of monetary legislation
and its effects is still the great ob-mida,
but even this has a lews disturHng influ
ence than a week or two ago, an the pros
pects of unwie action seems more remote.
"The money markets have grown easier
than a week ago. not only at the etist, but
at some of the western and southern cen
ters. Reports from other citie disclose no
important changes in the condition of
trade. Wholesale business naturally
slackens and is quiet at this point in tho
year. And the indisposition to not in
rather increased by the twrdlnes of collec
tions. At Boston wholesale trade is bet
ter Conditions at other eastern cHias are
not essentially different, though at Pitts
burg iron is at the lowest prices of the
'At points farther wast exrectsttoa of
improvement after January 1 i eeneral.
Trade thf-re is quiet bnt fnlly up to last
year's mark. At Kansas City the whole
sale trade is good, bnt est tie and boss are
light. At Lincoln. Neb., basiae; exceeds
that ot lat yenr, though fwar of s-tate leg
islation tends to incrAe the prevailing
stringency. In the northwest the mone
tary KitUA&ton bh rather te&fr Re
ports from the south indicate tome im
provement "The monetary situation grows more
satisfactory because treasury disburse
ments continue, and arrivals of gold hare
given aid, and the enormoo excess of ex
ports over imports is felt. There has not
been much activity in pcuUtioa tkis
week. Corn has fallen T'i cents, wbat
cents higher, coffee K and oil 4 Cents
higher. The stock ntaricet has bea left
to the professionals and trading lias Ix-rn
quiet. It is believed by alt clajwes that
monetary prewure will cease after Jaa. I.
at least for a time, and if no adverse legis
lation occars. trade may be expected to
revive with vigor It ? a good wgn tbat
instead of .Defeasing with tbe eloe of the
year, f&ilaros hare been lass frequent ad
important. The failures fortae pant ivk
were 233. against 4Vf Ut week, and 39tt the
same week last year. "
LEATENWOimt. Kan.. Dec. 26, Ho. D.
R. Anthony, editor of tbe Time, vrfco waa
arretted recently vpau tbe abittvft mi
Postmaster Ritchie, tor pnbUtbtoxaadde
poMuag paper in tbe inaits mtk a laUery
adTertenieat, bad a hearing iday Were
United Slate CommtUM'K CTtoagb. and
was promptly dWbarged. tbe eommis
sioaer bobltog tbnt ibere was b ondMc
warranting the arre-t.
THE FLOUR OUTPUT.
MlNXJUroU. Ma. Dec SA Tie
Northwestern Miller -af: Tbe jilii UM.
week ground lMJ brr-K agsinst U,
C4 barrels tHe wee, before, and ViAH tie
same week lat year Tbe arrags daily
ontpnt has been drcraaed and tbe tCJ
nrednction next week will be MMnewtea
smaller Tbe Atmr ranrfcot In witboa
mncJa life, feittltr Ut Uh 4aMatic tew
literal snJea bars l n mde fer oxitt,
hot at pretty tow Trices.
A TEMPORARY LULL U THE TAB
The General Strike on the Scojcb
and English Railways
Still in Progress.
Tea Spanish Government Endearors to
Throw the Work of Miyor McKinley in
the Shade on the Tariff Question.
The London Times on Gen. Bootha
Salvation Scheme Meeting of the
Hindoo Conference at Calcutta.
A Steamer Burned to the
Water and the Crew Lost.
DUBLIN, Dec. 2a The newspapers of
this city, in general, concur in expressing
the belief that the interviews which are
expected to take plnc shortly in Paris be
tween Messrs. Parnoll, O'Brien and other
Irish loaders, will not result iu any
compromiso agrcemont which will allow
Mr. Parnell to return to the leadnnhip ot
the Irish party. Theso papers ivsk what
Archbishop Croke would say on the sub-
.-l, what Mr. Gladstone's opinion would
. aud what views Mr. Morley would
take of a compromise arrangement.
PARIS, Dec. 2u The Temps annouticci
that after the meeting between Parnell
and O'Brien a formal confereuco of the
Irish leaden will be held. The aim of tha
conference will be a reunion of the two
sections of the Irish partv, based on tho
temporary retirement of pArnell from tho
THE BRITISH RAILWAY STRIKE.
Glasgow, Dec, 20. The railroad strike
continues to keep business almost at a
strndstill and to cauoe inconvenience ami
aunoyance to thousands. The statement
that the families of tho strikers are begin
uing to feel the effects of the strike is de
nied br the men who are out. Tho latter
claim they are in a position to hold out for
at least six weeks without in any way
causing distress to their families or them
selves. EdiniiL'ROH, Dec. 2tl As tho result of a
conference hero today, there are prospect
of the ending of the great railroad strike.
Glasgow, Dec. 2u. Tho Caledonian
railway company, which has specially re
fused to yield to tho strikers, has prac
tically won the strike with Its employes.
Glasgow, Dec. 2G There Is au Improve
ment in the railway situation. Tho rail
way officials expect n speedy collapso of
THE SPANISH TARIFF.
MaDrid. Dec. 20. The decrco Issued
yesterday by the minister of finances, de
claring that Spaiu must follow the pro
tection movement Iu America by Increas
ing tho duties ou ninny imports, is dis
cusseo in the city on all sides. There nro
many who approve of tho step taken by
the government; but there arc others who
do not look upon tho moro with - favor.
Tho following are two examples of tho se
verity of the new tariff The duty ou
brood mares has increased from 25 shil
lings a head to SJ 10 1, while the duty on
wheat flour has been increased from 18
shillings to JC3 C shillings.
THE BOOTH SCHEME.
LONDON, Dec. 27. Tho Times today pul
lishes a threo column article severely
criticizing Gen. Booth's scheme of social
regeneration as set forth in his book: "In
Darkest Kngland, and tho Way Out."
Tho article says tho scbumo may havo
some merits, but thst Mr. Booth Is not tho
man to manage St. Tho article says: "We
do not affect to regard tho scheme with
anything but profcund distrust. Wourga
the public not to conclude in a fit of
hysterical emotiou that Mr. Booth de
serves to be entrusted with an immense
sum of moucy, but wait aud hoarovcry
thing that can bo urged agulnst the
THE HINDOO CONFERENCE.
Calcutta. Dec. 25. The National In
dian conference was opened here today. A
thousand delegates were present, among
them being eeverl rajnbs and Mabummo
dan nobles. It was explained that tbe
movement was a loyal orm to the British
government, and that the congress wan
called to assbtt the government Iu the work
of social reforms.
A STEAMER BURNED.
LONDON, Dec 20. Advices hare been re
ceived here that tbfr toambip Shanghai
recently caught tire at hen awl was totally
dastroyrd. The disaster Is unrierntxxl to
have occurred near Woo Poo on the Yang-te-Kiang.
about fifty miks above Nan
king. Tho crew of sixty natives Is be
lieved to bavn len either borned to death
or to hare drowned-
MAMUl), DeaXC Two persons suffer
ing from leprosy hare beon InnoouUtetl
wfth Ipnp according to tbe Koch method.
Tbe pHttftnto are apparently rapidly Im
proving. AN OFFER FOR ALASKA.
Waotikotoh. IV. 25 Capt. Jam
Carroll, of Sitka, Alaska, cheen by a
territorial convention to represent tho
territory In congress. If eonirreM should
agree to ftticb representation, t Is the city
Mr Carroll satd tbat Alaska bail many
grievances, and If tht vorernment did sot;
care to correct them, there were solbl eiti
zrn In tbe territory who wonbl take it off
tbe government's hand for 114.000,00) in
gold, ami wouJd py cash down. Tbat
was ivrk-jo as much as was paid tne It.
Tbe offer was bona fide, be fab, and tho
proposed purchasers would glre tbe peopli
tb blessnig of a popular government,
nnbampered by tbe delects of the preiwns
system. wblh worked useJovi hardship
and clogged development.
SHOCKED TO DEATH.
Dkxvek. CoL, Dee 'A Charles MaDon
nell, an eJeetrta light lineman, received a
sboek from a live wire, wbtte on a pole,
tbfc afternoon. He fell aero ths wfres,
which tHtraed dstp Into Ida Stk. prod ho
lag a blitbib smoke and a nMtealcg odor.
He learc a wife and family.
sict xl Sexykt Orncz. WjcHrrA, Kan.,
jbwc J. The bigfceat temperature wm&C,
tbe lowest tetnperatorc 31. and tho
oan temperature, 2fc. with ranch.
wanner, clearing weatbnr, fresh sooth to
northwest wind and rista? barometer.
Last year, on the W. tbe higfeest lern
poratsre wm ST. tbe krwest '!. and tho
mean. 4S, and two years uo tbe com
pottdteg te.npratere were W, if aad
rJts. L. Joustotf, OUerrer.
K a DuiAimarT, Wajfhwotox. D. C,
Dc Jft. H p. . Ferecas unH 8 p. ex.
2"or Kansas and lfiorl Fate, north
erly win4. eoWer, except In eastern Mis
Wah:w.w. Dec 'i Sj-nalal tmnautt
Tb stacm on tbe Atlantic mH U cmtal
lonuebt becwenn .far York City and Pbtl
aantafcf. Tbe w will mwUuc la sb
bUcc regtnaa, s-w Vnrkand Xew Holland