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T. H. BBAULIEU, Editor.
Ipitome of the Week.
fTEI*ESTING NE WS COMPILATION.
Bn*s were introduced la ttie Senatoon the
10th to equalise the allowances for extra ex
penses at Presidential post-offices, and to es
tablish a National University, the District ot
Columbia for the education ot teachers. The
bill t? refund to the "several States and Terri
tories the direct tax of August, 188L was de
bated. Senator Edmunds, from the\Judioiary
Committee, made an adverse report on the
nomination of I* Q. C. Lamar to be Assooiate
Justice of the Supreme Court, and Senator
Pugh, in behalf of the minority of the same
committee, submitted a favorable report
The nominations of William P. Vilas
to be Secretary of the Interior and Doneight
M. Dickinson to be Postmaster-General
were reported favorably.,..In, the House Dills
were introduced to dispose of the surplus money
In the Treasury and to prevent the' accumula
tion thereof to authorize the refunding of the
National debt itsto a uniform consolidated bond
to discontinue the coinage of the three-cent
piece to increase the pension of those who
have lost eyes or limbs or who are deaf to pro
hibit the use of stoves or oil lamps on railway
passenger trains to extend the.free-delivery
system to monthly periodicals, and to punish
any officer of a National bank who receives a
deposit when the bank Is insolvent. I
IN the Senate on the 11th a bill was intro
duced to provide for a minimum invalid pension
of eight dollars a month. Mr. Hale spoke on
tbe civil service and Mr. Coke,spoke in opposi
tion to the Blair Educational bill. The nom
inations of several Consuls and of Henry Left
man to be coiner of the mint at Philadelphia
were received from the President,.. In the
House the Little Deficiency bill was passed,
and the Committee on Military Affairs reported
favorably upon the Boutello resolution calling
upon the Secretary of War for a report upon
the proposed return ot rebel flags.
Bibis were introduced in the Senate' on the
13th authorizing thesale of timber on the lands
of the Menomenee Indians in Wisconsin, and
provldHiJ that the legislative power ot the Ter
ritory of Uwjh shall be vested to the Governor
and a legislative assembly to be appointed
by the President and confirmed by the Sen
ate. The nommatisn of General Edward
a Bragg, of Wisconsin, to be Min
ister to Mexico, was reoeived from
the President. A resolution directing
*re Judiciary Committee to investigate
the alleged suppression of the negro' vote in
the recent municipal election in Jackson,
Miss., was adopted....in the House a bill was
passed to punish robbery, burglary and larceny
Indian Territory, and a bill was reported
relating to permlssable marks, printing or
writing upon second, third and fourth-class
IN the Senate on the 18th the time was chiefly
occupied in discussing the Blair Educational
bill and the resolution to abolish internal rev
enue taxation. A motion to go into executive
session was defeated. Adjourned to the 16th.
In the House the bill relating to permissible
marks, writing or printing on second, third and
fourth-class mail-matter was passed. A bill
was reported making appropriations to carry
into effect the provisions of the aot to estab
lish experimental agricultural stations. Ad
journed to the 16th.
JOHN A&ENSDOBS', the acquitted chief de
fendant, in the famous Haddeok murder
case, left Sioux City, la, on the 9th to be
bonie a resident of Milwaukee, Wis!
Jons OuNNttnjHAM, a farmer of Delphi,,
Ind., committed suiolde on the 9t by
Jumping from the top of his house. He had
killofi a horse-thief the year before, and this
act preyed on hjs mind.
EIGHT business buildings at Monroe, la.,
were destroyed by fire on the 10th, causing
a iiaavy losatto many occupants.
EIGHT armed men stopped a Mexican Cen
tal passenger train on the 10th, three hnn
ftred miles south of Bl Paso, Tex., andthe
robbed the express car.
A BK0fiB*r switoh-rod wrecked the Port
land express train near Haverhill, Masa, on
Hie 10th, two cars telescoping, and a fall
ing water-tank crushing the roof of an
other Nine persons were killed instantly
fend mere than fifty were wounded, some
TniaiAN C. Jusnoa, who was hanged No
vember 19 last at Gainesville, Ga., was oh
the 10 ih said to be alive and well in his
mountain hpnie. It was stated that life
was not extinct when he was cut down, and
that he 9vas quickly resuscitated.
THE Beta* County couirC-house at Las
Animas, GoL, was destroyed by fire on the
10th and all the records were burned.
MBS. OTIS FULLER, of Milford. Ind, was
accidentally shot and killed ou the 10th by
her husband, who was cleaning his re
HB Wisconsin Supremo Court on the 10th
afiiraied'the sentence of the Milwaukee
court'condemning Paul Gxottkau, the An
archist, to imprisonment for one year for
ABUHJIN at the east ex of Madison
street bridge, Chicago, ccupied by several
business firms, was destroyed by fire on'
the 10th causing a loss of $200,000.
THB Juiian Hotel at Gosaen, ind., was
destroyed by fire on the night of the lObh.
Guests to the number of thirty orJforfcy es
caped in their night-oiothes, ancT it was
feared several othsrs perished in the flaines.
THB almshouse and an adjoining dwelling
located in East Tillage, Conn., were burned
to the ground on the lOfch, and three per
sons perished in the flames.
Miss CAMPBKLX. was on the 10th awarded
$45,000 damages by the fury in her breach
of-promise suit agaiast Charles Arbuckle,
f New York, the millionaire coffee mer
Law GWENB, a capitalist, of Chattanooga,
Tenti., was fatally shot on the 10th by J.
D. Barnes in a dispute over a business
IT was stated on. the lOfch that nearly all
the steel-rail mills of the country were
closed, owing to the struggle with railway
managers, wiio had refused to purchase un
til the price was reduced to thirty dollars
PHOT. TAUGHK, ofi ^Michigan, in experi
menting, developed on the 11th a case of
typhoid fever in a^cat
i a railway aotSdent on the 11th near
Ooolidge, N. M., eleven persons were in
jured, three fatally.
hx portions of Minnesota the thermometer
ranged from28 to 4 8 degrees below zero
ou the 11th, 4 0 to 6 2 below in Dakota, and
Mfoto 4 4 below in Wisconsin
IN a quarrel among negroes on the 11th
at HoniePark, Misa, two men and a woman
were fatally shot
THB law prohibiting Sunday base-haH
playing in Tenneeseowas declared consti
tutional by the Supreme Court on the 11th.
HE great strike of the Beading Railway
Company's coal niiner&sfrili continued on-the
llthj with no signs of a No
coal was being mined.
HB barns of tha Meriden (Conn.) Horse
Baikoad Company were burned on the
llhh, and eighty horses perished in the
Jot was stated on the 11ththafca syndionfce
Of Scotchmen had by a system of frao.au
tent pre-emfttiom secarodsix^-foar thou
sand acres of valuable redwood- timber land
a* Eureka CaL
1M tik case of Bev. Thomas P. Byan, the
minister who was murdered in
Roano County, W. Va last October, and
for which crime three men were lynched,
two detectives reported on the 11th that
the lynchers were the actual murderers of
the minister that they were members of
an oath-bound society of assassins, and
that they had committed many outrages in
A UAH named Albergatie quarreled with
his wife at his home in Beauford County, SL
C, on the 11th, an,d, becoming incensed,
hurled her into a large fire, burning her
THE Vermont Merino Sheep-Breeding As
sociation^ in session on the 11th at Middle
hury, adopted resolutions denouncing Pres
ident Cleveland's message as illogical and
FRANK MULLIN and Miss Zanniger while
crossing the railroad track on the 11th near
Youngwood, Pa., were struck by an express
train and fatally injured.
HE fire-department building at Lowell,
Mass., was burned on the 11th Loss, $100,-
HB Bteamer Viola, thirty-three days out
from Elba for Philadelphia, was reported
lost on the 11th with her crew of thirty
A rata on the 12th at Dauphin, Pa., de
stroyed-the car works, acchurch
THE residence of United States Senator
Ingalls at Atchison, Kan., was burned on
the 12th Lossp$15,000.
IN the war of extermination between the
MoCoys, of Pike County, Ky., and the Hat
fields, of Logan County, W. Va., three of the
Hatfields had been kiUed on the 12th The
authorities were powerless to stop the dead
AT Anniston, Ala., in a quarrel on the
12th W. B, Williams, proprietor of the
Parker House, and P. H. Evans shot each
DUBING the progress of the annual exhi
bition of the Ohio Poultry, Pigeon, Kennel
and Pet-Stock Association in the Four
teenth Regiment armory at Columbus on
the 12bh the building took fire and over
three hundred valuable dogs of different
breeds were burned. Many chickens and
pigeons were also cremated.
THB Gloucester (Masa) fshing schooners
William Parsons and Peter D. Smith, each
carrying crews of twelve men, were on the
12 th given up as lost Five widows and
nineteen children are left
THBBE persons died on the 12th at Selma,
Ala., and two children were at the point of
death, in consequence of having eaten poi
soned hog meat
Two PEBSONS wounded in the recent rail
way accident near Haverhill, Mass., died on
the 12th, making twelve victims. Two
other sufferers were not expected to re
IN Minnesota and Dakota the railroads
were having great trouble on the 12 th
with extreme cold weather and deep snow
The Trades Federation, in session On the
12th at Peoria, 111, declared strikes and
boycotts a failure as a means of redressing
working-men's grievances, and said that
the ballot was the only sure remedy.
THE worst snow-storm of the season in
the Northwest prevailed on the 12th, block
ading railways and higuways.
SHAKP earthquake shocks were felt on the
12th at Charleston, Summerville and Colum
bia, S. and in the latter place buildings
were severely shaken.
RUMPS- BEOS.'" cotton mill at Philadelphia
was burned on the 12th. Loss, $100,000.
OVER-PBESSUBE of natural gas caused a
fire at Youngstown, 0., on the 13th, which
destroyed a block of frame business houses.
WILLIAM G. BA&EB, twenty-one years old,
only son of Isaac G. Baker, president of the
Continental Bank of S Louis, shot him
self dead on the 13th No causa was known
for the deed.
DXJBISEG the-seven days ended on the 13th
there were 31 2 business failures in the
United States, against 256 the previous sev
HENBY SCHMIDT, the second man to die at
hands of the hangman in Iowa in the
last .twenty years, was hanged at West
Union on the 13th for the murder of Lu
THE Martin and Schuler blocks, at Sioux
City, la., were destroyed by fire 6n the
13th. Lo3s, $100,000.
THB limited express struck Mrs. Mary
Finn and Denis Casey at Lima, 0., on the
13th, killing both.-
SEVEBAL casualties were reported on the
13 ch from Omaha of people being lost in
the recent storm and perishing in the cold.
In Dakota several persons' also lost their
lives from the cold.
THE jury in the esse of ex-Senator Thomas
Piatt found on the' 13th that he was not
a residaut of New York City, and he was
accordingly ousfeedfrom his position of quar
Bxthe aid of the big'telescope'''in the
Lick observatory at San Francisco a new
star was discovered on tha 13th in the
constellation or Orion.
THE swindler who sold tickets to the ex
tent of $30,000 in Mexico a year ago for a
Patti season of concerts was caught in New
York on the 13th. His name is Charles
DUEETG 1887 the Lake Superior iron
mines produced 4,667,692 tons of ore, and
the total shipments for the year show an
increase of 1,090,295 tons over lSSd
SEVEBAL wholesale business houses at
Indianapolis, Ind, were destroyed by fire
on the 13 th, causing alosso $1,000,000.
AN attempt to wreck an express train on
the Grand Trunk road was discovered on
the 13th near Valparaiso, Ind., before any
damage was done.
THE snow-fall oh the 12th was so heavy
at Superior, Wis., that some of the' inhabit
ants had to tunnel out of their dweiHng3.
THIBTEEH business places, including a
bank and newspaper office, at Paw Paw,
Mich,, were destroyed by fire onthJl3th
ON the 13th two stock trains, arrived at
S Joseph, Mo., with every animal frozen
HENBT BUNET (colored) was taken from
the jail in Laurens County, Ky., oh the 13th
andlynchsd. He was accused of robbery.
LOUISA EVANS, six years old,-was tried at
Fiemingsburg, Ky., on the 13th on a oharge
of lunacy and ordered to the insane asy
lum. The case is without a paraHel on ac
count of her age
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. I
GOVEBNOB WEBT in his message on the 10th
to the UtahLsgislature takes strong ground
AT a caucus of Republicans of the Iowa
Legislature on the 10th at Des Moines
United States Senator Wilson was nominated
by acclamation to succeed himself.
GOVEBNOB LABBABEE, of Iowa, in his mes
sage to the Legislature on the 10th says the
good effects of the* Prohibitory, law* are
noticeable all over the State, and he urges
strict enforcement of the law.
THE oldest printer in Pennsylvania and a
veteran of the war of J812, James Mc
Dermott, died at Washington, in that State,
on the 10th, aged ninety-three years.
ELIHU E. JACKSON was inaugurated Gov
ernor of Maryland on the 11 to.
A THOUSAND or more of the Democratic
politicians of Indiana met at Indianapolis
on' the 11th to confer upon future work,
Resolutions were adopted indorsing the
National and State administrations and Mr
Cleveland's recent message, and favoring
his renomination for the Presidency and
Governor Gray for Vice-President
rapher ever appointed in fifaJa oanntr*.
died at NevPYoxkon the lltn/afrXSy
on the 11th formally declared Mr Betsk re
elected to the United States 8enate.
BJOHABD M. CONWAY, United Slates Consul
at Port Hope, Out, died on the 11th.
REV. DB. A. a PATTON, editor and owner
of the Baptist WeeMU, died at Brooklyn.
N. Y., on the 12th, aged sixty-three yeara
GOVEBNOB WEULIAM LABBABEE, of Iowa,
was inaugurated for a second term on the
12th at Dee Moinea
HB Democratic State Editorial Associa
tion of Indiana met at Indianapolis on the
12th and elected Daniel McDonald, of 'the
Plymouth Deniocrat, president for the en
suing year. ,.,y,s
THB Oregon Democrats will hold *tbe!r
State convention at Pendleton April 3 next
CHABLES T. BABBICB, of Washington, died
on the 12th while the wedding supper in
honqr of his daughter's marriage to Mr.
Nicholson was being enjoyed by the guests.
FsA^pis T. NICHOLAS was on the 18th
nominated for Governor by the Louisiana
Democratic State convention at Baton
THE Democrats of the Mississippi Legis
lature on the 13th renominatedrE. Walt
hall for United States SenNator.
FBEDEBICK CrBSXAVE SOHWATKA, who Wis
one of the founders of Odd-Fellowship aa
the United States, died at Salem, Ore., on
the 13th, aged ninety-eight years. ,.*_,.
BBBLIN advices of the 10th say that Stan
ley, the explorer had reached Endn BeyTa
THE discovery of another plot against the
life of the Ozai of Russia was made at St
Petersburg on the 10th.
DB. PHILIP Citoss was hanged at Cork,
Ireland, on the 10th for the murder of his
A BBBLIN paper stated on the 10th that
the Powers would soon take steps for the
removal of Prince Ferdinand from the Bul
A CABPENTEB named McDonald was frozen
to death in bed, at Winning on the 11th,
the thermometer being 5 0 degrees below
A SCABS was caused at Cork, Ireland, on
the lith by the fact that the police had
been informed of a plot to wreck the Gov
ernment buildings with dynamite.
A 8HABP earthquake shook was felt in the
Ottawa (Ont.) region on the 11th, an
crockery was smashed in many houses.
LONDON advices of the 11th say that thir
ty thousand persons in Montenegro had
been deprived of food by floods. The Czar
had sent a shipload of corn from Odessa to
A VIENNA dispatch of the lith says the
bodies of fourteen women had been dug
out of the snow near Fiume, many were
still missing, and it was supposed that they
were buried beneath the snow.
DB. MATTO, Peruvian Commissioner, re
ported on the 11th that the cholera epidemjo
in Chili was decreasing.- In Valpariso
1,288 oases occurred between December 15
and January 1, of which 644 proved fatal.
THB mother of Hon. Oliver Mowat, Pre
mier of Ontario, died om the 11th at Kings
ton, at the age of 102 yeara
A PANIC occurred on the 12th in a church
in South Tyrol, Eng., through a woman
fainting, and eight persons were crushed to
death and many injured.
FOBT? vessels were fog-hound on the 12th
in the Mersey, and English railway trains
were badly demoralized on account of the
dense fog Numerous fatalities had oc
Two MEN named Buell and Hynes at
tempted to thaw out a can of dynamite on
the 12th at Kingston, Ont, and were blown
AN outbreak of scarlet fever among the
northern' Indian tribes in British Columbia
had on the 13th caused the death of a large,
number of children.
GOLD was found in vast quantities in
Riphardson*8 hills, Hastings County, Ont,
on the 13th.
A MOVEMENT was Btarted in Montreal on
the 13 th to have the Legislature pass a law
at it* next session declaring the Knights of
Labor an illegal 'organization.
SBVEBAL military offlcerr, Government
officials and teachers were arrested in Sofia
on the 13 th a charge of conspiring
against Prince Ferdinand'
SUNDAY was the coldest day in Minnesota
in nine years.
MITCHELL has secured the Dakota
territorial fair for 1888.
THERE are about 1.000 car3 of prain
stalled in snow onthe Winona & 8 Pater
IT is'known that one hundred deaths from
fre4zing have resulted from the wide spread
storai of last week.
TONS of outgoing mail matter accumu
lated at S Paul during the storm embargo
upon railroad operation.
NEAP. Faribault, Minn., on. the 14th, a
rniiktuon's barn burned with 14 cows, 2
horses and a quantity of feed. Loss $3,500-
[nsurance on stock and barn $S0J. Incen
THREE young married men were ihstantly
billed Saturday evening, while crossing the
track of N. Y. Pa. 4 & O. R. R., in a bnggv,
at Orangoville, Ohio, being struck by'a
fast passenger train.
IT is reported via Princeton, Minn., that
a Mille Lacs County Swede kil ed his wife
and seven children chopping tbeir heads off
With a broad axe. A SOD, 14 years old,
jumped from a" window and escaped.
HE Minneapolis Northwestern Miller
says the flour output last week was 8,400
barrels against 116,6)0 for the same time in
1887., the wheat in store at Minneapolis
was 7,844,734 bushels, at Duiuth 6,64(3,716.
HE contest raised by Theobe for the seat
in Congress of Speaker Carlisle ha? been
.disposed by the Elections Committee re
portinpr that Mr: Carlisle is entitled to his
seat.. There was no negative vete in the
I A Des Moines, la T. J. Jones and C. S.
[Porter medical students cauaht in robbing
the grave of Mrs. Claflin at HitcheHsville,
plead guilty and were fined $50 eacb and
sentenced to six months in the Fort Madi
A a farm house near Fargo, Dak., on the
14th, Esra Dewitt, a wealthy citizen of
iScranton, Pa,, suicided by hanging. His
mind became unbalanced by the ferocity of
attacks made upon his character in. a suit
against him involving the tittle to an addi
tion to the city of Fargo.
THE Church of the Redeemer, Univftrsal
ist, at Minneapolis, took fire Sunday
norning from a furnace flue and resisting
all efforts the beautiful and costly edifice
was burned, only its four walls and spire re
maining. The church was completed in
187*1 at the cost of 80,000. The insurance
upon building, organ and library is SJl.OUO,
and this with the walls again suitable for
use will cover the loss. In the struggle with
the fire in the intense cold several firemen
were disabled.' f, ,i k^S'^
HE theme of the day is the great storm
of Thursday and Friday followed by two
days of exceed ng cold, the thermometer
on Sunday showing 40 below zeio. A sum
mary ot the disaster to human life brought:
up to the 15th showed that over 65 peraons'
bad been frozen to death, 40 of the number
in Dakota, and many mors were ported
as missing, most of whom in all probability
must be added to the frightful death roll.
Many who were not fatally stricken suffer
ed the loss of a loot, a hand or fingers frbni
[freezing. Numerous touching recitals of
A,* WAKBimTo*, the first oturt tiftfe. ^SSS^SS^SSl SJTSStSS^JZ
its scope and fierceness and dire effects the
storm has AO paraOell of record.
SEVERAL LIVES LOST.
Death's by Freezing During the zjite
Ifittescjrrt in the Northwest-A Number
ofJPeraoas Misslnff aiifl TJiougUt to Have
PerlsliedRailway Traffic Sntipencled
Tliy Therpiomoter Goes Away Dow
Reaching from 15 to 4 0 Degrees Below
FAULKTON, D. T., Jan. 14.The most ter
rific storm, ever witnessed in this latitude*
has been upon ns for the last two daya It
reached its worst Thursday, and
from 1 0 o'clock until dark
there was not ten minutes that
buildings on the opposite side ef the
street could be seen. The air was fun
of snow and the wind was blowing a gale
from the northwest The mercury gradu
ally dropped from about 1 0 above, to. IB
below at dark Thursday night The
teachers and most of the children
of the two lower departments of our
schools were compelled to remain in
one of the school-rooms all night,
provisions being carried to them. Ropes
were stretched from the corner of Main
street to the sehool-house to enable those
carrying provisions to go and come with
safety. It was impossible to reaoh the rail
road station after 4 o'clock, and the agent
and several others were compelled to remain
overnight without dinner or supper. No
definite reports of loss of life have been re
ceived, though it is believed' some must
have perished. Emil Gilbertson, formerly
of Chicago, was frozen to death two miles
west of Hitchcock, D. T., Thursday night,
while on his way to his claim.
HUBOH, T., Jan. 14.The body of an
unknown man was found near Virgil, twelve
miles from here, and taken to the depot in
that town. Rolland Chambers, who lived six
miles from here, started for the school
house, a mile away, for his son. Both got
lost while returning home. The father
Was frozen to death and the son is so badly
frozan that-he may die Other fatalities
are likely to be reported when people get
out. All railroad traffic is suspended.
HELENA, M. T., Jan. 14.The thermome
ter registered 4 0 below here last night
The cotd waya extends over the entire Ter
ritory, ranging from 15 to 4 0 below. No
trains are moving. Stock is hot suffering,
but serious results are feared if the cdld
snap continues. Tw men have been
frozen to death at'MarysviBe, twenty miles
BAVMOND, D. T., Jan. 14.The damage
done to live stock bythe storm will be
great Reports of suffering and
death are coming in. Two sons
ott- William Driver were frozen
to death within a few -feet of
their barn. Charles Heath is missing
and J.' H. Clapp has .been discovered bad.y
frozen, he having been out all night wan
dering, upon the prairie. The elevator of
Archer & Howe has gone down, with 13,-
000 bushels of grain. Other minor casual
ties are reported.
MIKOT, D. T., Jan. 14.Ifc was 3 8 degrees
below zero yesterday morning. There is
fourteen inches of snow on a level. James
Smith and two sons, aged 1 5 and 17, start
ed for a load of hay six miles from town on
the 11th and have not since been heard
from. Search parties are out Several
other people are missing, but are supposed
to have taken refuge in claim-shanties.
JAMESTOWN D. T., Jan. 14.The storm
still continues, although it is much abated.
The thermometer at noon marked 27 below.
The .Northern Pacific ma .line and
branches are all blockaded, and all trains
are delayed from twelve to thirty-six
Sioux FALLS, D. T., Jan, 14.Many people
were caught put in the storm. One citizen
lay all night in a snow-bank, within half a
mile of town, between his team of horses,
escaping with his life, though frost-bit.en.
Another man was found 'dead yesterday
standing at the side of a barn northwest of
OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 14.The effects of the
present storm in Omaha have been most
disastrous Fred Eller, a cigar-maker, was
found frozen to death at8 o'clock yesterday
morning within a block of his "boarding
house Two school childrenWexcll Beck
and George Allenstarted for their homes
about 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon and
have not been heard of since.
Three children of John Denlinger, of Gar
rison, Neb., were lost on their way
home from school Thursday. One wasP.
frozen to death, but the other may recover.
George W. PoBt, of Paxton, N-b., lately In
ternal Bevenue Collector for Nebraska, and
another gentleman went hunting before
t"ne storm Thursday and have not been
heard of since.
WANT GOULD RETURNED.
Foreign Bondholders of the Kansas Pa
cific. Appeal to Cleveland for Aid.
NEW YOKE, Jan. 14.The Tribune pub
lishes the text of a letter from Lawyer W.
H. Delancey, who represents the holders
of the consolidated mortgage bonds of the
Kansas Pacific railway, to President Cleve
land. Mi. Delancey says he thinks
the recommendations of the Pad to
Railroad Cpirsinission as to the terms
which the Government should require
from the Kansas Pacific road for the settle
ment of the claims against that organiza
tion are too severe. He says that the trus
tees. Jay Gould and Russell Sage, convert
ed $3,000,000 of its securities to their own
use, ihereoy making the property less
able to. meet its obligations, both to the
Government and holders of the bonds, and
he thinks the Government shou'd abata its
claims somewhat, for a lime, so thai the
bondholders may receive their interest,
pending the outcome of ^proceedings againsS
Messrs. Gould and Sage These proceedings,
he says, are delayed by the fact taat
Mr. Gould is beyond the jurisdiction of
the.couris, and that, in the absence of ox
trdftition treaties, he can only ba brought
back for trial by Executive reqnest'through
diplomatic channels And he informs the
President that formal application for
Gould's rendition will be made to the De
partment of State.
The representatives of the stockholders
say that Boss Tweed was brough back to
justice on a man-of-war, .and Jay Gould,
they insist, is likely to have to submit to
the same experience. They aver that
it is not a pleasure trip nor a trip
for his health's sake that has taken hiin to
Europe just now. He is afraid of the law
and the demands on him for restitution of
property that belongs to other folks, they
contend. Mr. Gould's friends refer to this
letter as apiece of petty bluff. Mr. Gould,
they say, will come back of his own accord
ear.y in the spring.
Arrest of the Man Wh Swindled Ittexl
cans Out of S30.0O0 Through tho Sale
of Bogus Tickets to a Patti Concert.
NEW* YOBK, Jan. 14.After eluding de
tectives for a year the man who, represent
ing himself as a brother to Marcus R. May
er, so successfully swindled the residents
of the City bf Mexico out of nearly
$30,,000 by a spurious advance sale of
tickets for a series of concerts by Mine.
Pati, has been arrested and is now looked
up at police headquarters. is, as hus
been suspected, Charles Bonrion, who
lived in this city for, a short time and
claimed that he was a representative of the
London Jfefrra and the Gil Bias Paris.
r, KOKTHWEST ITEMS.
The flouring mill of Moenning Broa, at
Qu.ncy, was destroyed by fire recently at a
less of $311,000 insurance, $16,000.
The office of Deputy. Surveyor of Customs
at Galena has been abolished by command
of the Treasury Department
Bockford had a $65,000 blaze recently,
when the co-operative furniture factory
was burned to the ground.
John Blackmore, one of the oldes$ set
tlers in Northern Illinois, aged eighty-three
years, died the other night in Warren, Jo
Daviess County, of paralysis, and Thomas
Rutledge died at Heyworth, McLean Coun
ty, aged eighty-two yeara
Jamie Gassoway, eleven years old, son of
Dr.. James M. Gassoway, of the United
States Marine Hospital Service, stationed at
Cairo, was blown from a Lake Shore train
in Western New York the other day, while
passing between two oars, and instantly
The total amount of money paid for cafe
tie received at the Union Stock Yards in
Chicago during 1887 was about ^lOOiOOO,-
000. This for cattle alone, saying nothing
of sheep, hogs and horses.
The body of Mrs. Sarah Huffman was
found the other morning in an old hut on
toe Wilkin farm, two miles north of Mar
shall She had starved to death'
The First Baptist Church of Bloomington
celebrated its fiftieth anniversary the other
A Drn- binder agent succeeded in
swindling Mr. Lishness, of Graymont, out
of $300 a few days ago.
The, total disbursements from the Chi
cago Pension Office during the past .year
were $6,733,507.34. The number of pen
sioners on the roll was 36,509.
Post-offices have, been established at Nor
ton ville, Will County, and Temple Hill Pope
Mrs. Mary Swords slipped and fell on a
Bidewalk in Nokomis the other night, caus
ing concussion of the brain, which resulted
in death in a few minutea
A company with $1,000,009 capital has
been licensed to establish an aquarium and
fish market in Chicago.
The'annual election of officers for the
Chicago Board of Trade was held recently,
and resulted in the choice of Charles L.'
Hutchinson for president
The infant son of William J. Walker, of
Sioux City, drank a large quantity of con
centrated lye recently and died soon after
About eleven acres of the leading coal
mine at Altoona, on the eastern edge of
Polk-County, were flooded with four feet of
water recently, throwing one hundred men
out ef work.
Daniel Nauman & Co.'s block at Waterloo
was burned the other night, causing a loss
For many years ah old lady over ninety
years of age, known as "Aunt Kitty" Pender
gast lived all alone in a Jittle shanty in an
isolated portion of Dubuque. A few nights
ago her home was burned and she perished
in the flames.
Sioux City's annual'possum supper, given
by a colored lady named Auntie Wooden,
took place a few evenings ago.
Governor Larsebee has reappointed Prof.
Stalker as State Veterinarian with the
following deputies: W. B. Miles, State Cen
ter J. A. Campbell, Des Moines M.
Nicholson, Sac City Charles H. Flynh, De
corah M. E. Johnson, Red Oak C. A. Cary,
Keokuk John Tillie, Ames.V
The 'Dubuque co-operative grocery store
assigned recently. The concern did a fair
business, but the profits were not large
enough to keep it afloat
A singular instance of long and faithful
pubjic service, was that of the late A. D.
Maloney, of Denison, who held the office of
auditer of Crawford County from 186 0
until his death, a few days ago, a period of
twenty-seven years, or sinoe the county
It was discovered a few days ago that I
Hill, recently treasurer of Harrison Coun
ty, was behind in his accounts to the ex
tent of $20,000.
The Board of Commissioners of Woodbury
County has refused permits to three whole
sale liquor houses of Sioux City, but made a
sort of compromise which will enable them
to run until May. After that drug stores
will be the only place where liquor can be
An unsuccessful attempt was made' near
Obtumwa' the other night to rob the ex which
press-ear of the west-bound train on the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad.
An incendiary fire at Colesburg the other
day destroyed Thomas Cole's general store
and the Walker Hotel Loss, $13,000 in
General James Wilson died at bis home in
Newton the other night aged eighty-five
1 F. Crosby, of Wausau, has been ap
pointed municipal judge of Marathon Coun
ty, vice S. BL Alban, resigned.
Robert Wallace, a machine "tender in the
Badger Paper Mill at Kaukauna, was
caught in the gearing the .other night and
A. Ode!!, of Whitehall, fces been ap
pointed county judge of Trempeauieau
County, Vice Mulligan, resigned.
A Council Bluffs check forger, "named
Harry Winn, was recently captured in
Nebraska and brought back'for trial
The Janesville Hospital Association has
been incorporated, with a capital stock of
In the woods north of Tborp a few days
ago B. J. Shipman ran across two large
deer with their horns locked together, in
which position they had evidently been for
several daya One was dead and the other
-William Knrns, of Dni-and, aged twenty
one, attempted to walk from Bayfield to a
logging camp on Cranberry river. He gave
out after walking thirty miles and died.
',P. V. Griffin, of Durand, has contracted to
get ont a million base-ball clubs for a Chi
All the booses of ill-fame in Florence
Ceuniy have been ordered closed, pnd^ the
inmates of the dens in the woods are to be
driven out of the county.
Dr. J. SL Babcock, of the New York State
Experimental Station, has been elected
professor of agricultural chemistry in Wis
consin University. _,
Wolves are having thirigp pretty ranch
their own way in a swamp two miles north
of Burlington. They kill more or less sheep
The general stores of Hy Ripley"and D.
Tryland and the saloons,of & Swanson and
6. B. Nelson were burned at Ogeman early
tbe other .morning,
A .New Jersey capitalist offers to start a
National bank at Bayfield, putting in $50,*
QQQ if citizens will subscribe an equal
By order of the Treasury Department the
effloe of Deputy Surveyor of Customs at La
toMM ha feeea diaoontmued
Interesting News' Compiled from
w*? Many Sources.
*3 JHwl'V-S fr*r** Q*^'
There are 446 prisoners at tho Slate Pen
itentiary, of which number twelve- are fe- WW
.v? MICHIGAN, ^'i' _' $'* f. 5*3S
Mrs. Emma Kailam, of Detroit, by mis W*
cake swallowed medicine prescribed asr $ &
liniment and died recently.'"
George Bugh, of Charlotte, committed
suicide the other night with morphine.
had been on a spree for over a week.
A workman who fell through a hole in a
saw-mill at Grand Rapids and had his hand
cut off by a saw in consequence has recov
ered $5,000 damages from the4
of the mill.
While three men were varnishing an iron
beer-vat .at Detroit a few days ago the var
nish took .fire,, and before the men were
rescued two of them were fatally burned.
Fifty cords of wood were distributed
among the poor of Charlotte' recently, and
Congressman Fischer gave two hundred
sacks of flour to the poor of West Bay City.
The Detroit Light Infantry Armory was
partially destroyed by fire the ether even
ing. Loss, $13,000.
Mrs, Fisher, living near Bay City, whose
husband mysteriously disappeared, con
fessed recently that he was murdered by her
Four of a gang ef burglars and cut-throats
were arrested at Detroit a few days, ago on
testimony ot a member of-the band.
Stimpson & Co., the leading general mer
chant at Parma for years failed recently.
The assets and liabilities would reach $50
Among the marxiage licenses recently is
sued at Grand Rapids was one to John A.
Patterson and Mra Edith A., Patterson, his
deceased brother's wifA \."y^
Robert McKinney, of Jackson, was fataUy
shot by Jack King in Sioux City, la., a few
Four thieves with a wagon raided several
farms in Ecorse, Wayne County, the other
Since December 7 6,266,000 pounds of
copper have been shipped from Houghton
to New England and the Atlantic seaboard.
W. J. McRoberia, a dealer in notions at
Lansing, iHch., is financially embarrassed.
His stock is worth $14,000.
Prof. Vaughn, before the State Board of
Health at 'Lansing, recently announced the
satisfactory lesult of his attempt to pro
duce on an animal a disease similar to ty
phoid fever, by the use of germs found in
water used by typhoid victims.
Colonel Alexander Chambers, command
ing the Fourth Infantry at Fort Snelling,
died in San Antonia, Tex, recently, of pleu
ro-pneumoni& He came here for the benefit
of his health.
The members of Coopers' Assembly of the
Knights of Labor at Minneapolis mourn the
absence of their receiving secretary, W. P.
Sisson, and with him all the funds'of the
Minnesota has 230 saloons, against 334
one year ago. The license revenue in 1887
Rev. Dr. S. G. Smith, who reeentoy re
tired from the pastorate of the Fjrst Meth
odist Church at St. Paul, held his first serv
ioe as the pastor of an independent church
recently. His plan is to establish a church
where pastor and 'people can be on the
same plane, and where every body can
worship without regard to belief in any de
The saloon-keepers of St Paul are taxed
$1,000 for license They are working oh a
scheme to consolidate. ttie business'' of
liquor-selling on the "trust" principle, the
brewers to furnish the capital and give em
ployment to men now engaged in the busi
The Itasca Lumber Company of Minne
apolis recently sold its entire stock to S. K.
Martin & Co., of Chicago. There were 2 3
000,000 feet of lumber, 5,000,000 shingles
and 3,500,000 lath.
Governor McGill says that high license ba
the State has proved a success.
Charles Campbell, manasrer of tho Duiuth
Gas Company^ absconded the other day
with $2,000 of the company's unda
Herman Hearnes, of UMca, Minn., is af
flicted with a strange disease, under the
influence of which^he has slept almost con
tinuously for seven yeara
Squatters are rushing to the Government
land recently opened in Cass County 'and
fully two hundred families have taken
Senator Davis has informed the Duiuth
Chambei of Commerce that he will in
trodHce a bill to make Duiuth a port of
'A blast fired'in a sewer excavation near
the Bay View House in Duiuth reoently
threw out several pieces of reck, one of
went through the roof of the Bay
View House The rock was picked up and
as it strongly resembles iron ore it was
carefully examined by experts, who said it
B. S. Helland, of Bachelor's Grove, was
frozen to death in the reeent great storm.
He had gone to Larimore to procure medi
cine for his "sick wife, and when returning
on foot he was lost in the snow and'died.
The Law-and-Grder League and the sa
loon-keepers of Sioux Falls have made ar
rangementsior testing the constitutionality
of the Local-Option law, and if the constitu
tionality of the law is established the saloon
men will immediately close up and assist
in- enforcing the law. If not the city will is
sue license as heretofore
It is said $250,000 will be spent prospect
ing for coal in-Southeastern Dakota this
A gasoline famine is being experienced at
Watertown, It is said that a great number
of well-to-do families use gasoline fox cook"
ing purposea The poorer classes are the
most uffected by the famine
'Ex-Governor Pieroe has taken up his resi
dence at Jamestown.
Pierre is ready with $100,000 when the
passage by Congress of the Sioux Reserva
tion bill permits the Illinois Central to break
into the coveted land.
Rapids City parties have sent off for a lot
of quail for the purpose of "planting" them
in the country. They believe they will
withstand the rigors of the winter.
At Yankton a few days ago Chief Justice.
Tripp decided the asylum case egalnst tie ^^f.l
plaintiffs, the old board, holding that the $-*'.*
Government had the right to remove them *r
Gore turned over to his successor $65, the
amount of the funds in the treasury at thaft
time. This is thought to be a good show
ing for Dakota in twenty yeara :"ft*
Lackawanna is the name given' to the
new coal fields in the Black Kiila They are
ten miles southwest of Hot Springs, and
cover an area of twelve square miles. Th
coal is of a bituminous character, bat there
are thin Btratas of a hard, bright and ex-'
tremely black coal which is believed to
anthracitei If struck with a hammer ifc. _,
breaks up into cubes, and is remarkably
The snow at Jamestown was twenty-"--J
inches deep on the level a few days ago aa&.
s^ tat drifts were enanhon&
and to fill the vacancies.
John D. Lawler assumed the duties oO&wftC'"
Territorial Treasurer the other day. Ex-W^
Treasurer Raymond turned over the fands f*^".'
of the treasury, amounting to nearly $400,-y,
000. Twenty years ago Treasurer J. Tr: