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COCK ISIiAJSTD. Ilili.. SATURDAY. DiJCEMBER 13. 1900.-TAVENTY-TWO PAGES.
PBICE THREE CENTS.
Publication to Be Known as
the Commoner and Will
NEBRASKAN AGAIN EDITOR
Will Maintain Principles Ad
vanced in Kansas City
Lincoln, Neb., Dae. 15. William J
Bryan announced today that be will
establish a weekly newspaper here to
be called the Commoner, of which
he will be publisher and editor. The
paper will defend the principles set
forth in ths Kansas City pHtform.
Lincoln. Neb.. Doc .". William
.1. Brynn gave out the following inter
view this morning: "I have for sev
eral years bad in contemplation the
establishment of ;i weekly newspaper
ami this seems an opportune time for
undertaking it. Intending t devote
my life to the study iiiiil discussion of
public questions. I Iiavi dnwn thi
method because it will best accom
plish ilie purpose which I have in
view. Through such ti paper I shall be
able to keep in touch with social and
political problem. The paper will at
same time, if successful, provide
sufficient for my pecuniary
this k:i;d of work will ni-
low me more time with n.y family
than I liae been able to enjoy for sev
eral years r.ast.
Kiprcla to Lecture, Too.
"I expert to lecture nova s-n::a :i v. es
pecially in roilr'" towns. wIipii' T ran
spnU to students, but my principal
work will In- detie with the pro. or p -r-hnps
I -hould say with the pencil. The
paper will be called The 'ommtm-r.
and will d. fend the principles set
fofth T rt ll:e K:irm City platform.
The first isne will appear in .Tannary.
I h.il! be proprietor and editor."
PARLIAMENT IS DISMISSED.
Kngllati Lw-.UaklaK llndjr Adjourns to
MMflle of February.
- LonHolT. Ded. lXraYrrarnenEWal
dismissed today until the middle of
February with the reading of the
ueen"s pcccli. The war funds were
dually vot d after Secretary for
War Brodcric had jiven the assurance
that the government, during- the re
cess, would cordially cooperate with
Kitchener in cn endeavor to cr.d the
J. ADDISON PORTER DEAD.
Former Secretary to l'rrslilect Kxplrm at
Putnam. Conn., Dec. lo. John Ad
dison Porter, former private secretary
to President McKinley, is repotted
to-lay to te in a very critical condi
tion lie it said to be sinking rapidly.
Later Porter died at z this after
WHOLE FAMILY PERISHES.
Mothar aoU ChilU ren Die From
Uatolioe Other Burned.
Cannon Ball, N. !., Dec. lo An
Indian family consisting-of tte fath
er, mother and four children, were
buruod to death last night from an ex
plosion of gnsolinc sold in Iadiana for
kero'ene. Another family of three
were frightfully burned and will prob
Close of lilryle litre.
New York. Dec. 15. The morning
of the last day of the 6-day bicycle
race at Madison Square l.itdcu found
the teams about iu the same relative
posilious they have held for several
lays past. Likes and McFarland and
Pierce and McKachern retained the
lead of one Ian on the Frenchmen,
Situar and (ijugolt The rcc closes
nt 10 tonight ami an exciting tioish is
looked for. Waller, who was weary
and exhausted, after beiog lapped sev
tral times, quit the track at fat
i tied with his present position. Siiu
son did not relieve him.
AS GOOD ASACQUITTED.
to:rion Practically Not .uiliT
T'Idorado. Kan.. Dec. ir. .Iesie
Morrison's trial for the murder f
Mr-. Olin fastle. whose Kfe -ht is
charged with having taken brr.ius? of
her love for fastle. ended yesterday
At nmiii in a hung jury. Although the
jury did not agree on a verdict, the
result of their deliberations came near
N :tig an a-ijuittal. Almost from the
start, and before the case had been
!:cU-ed by them, nine of the jurors
vott d for iii-iiulrt.il mid thie for con-v-ction.
the three holdtne out for man
s'at ghter in th fourth degree. th
prnisluuent for which ranges from !
mon'he in jail to two ;ars :n th-
Tb case will now go over To t!:;
prirg vurt. In th n-.r:itime P.
Morrison s lawyer will inako applica
tion for her releae on laiol. which,
is believed. Judge Shiim has already
irade i;d hi njiad to ziiV-i. It Ls not
believed that another jury could be se
cured in the county to try the case.
"WHY THE CONCERN FAILED.
Ctioim Friends' Chief Tell, the Story A
New York, Dec. -15. Howard II.
Morse, the supreme councillor and ex
ecutive head of the Order of Chosen
Friends, said yesterday that the rea
sons for the deficit of the order were
three in number. 1. Xo provision was
made for a reserve fund when the or
der was started iu IST'J. For sixteen
years it wan managed on a basis of
special assessments to meet every
claim that came due. Wheu a bet
ter scheme was formulated the order
refused to supitort it. The dis
aster at Galveston brought in thirty
four claims, amounting to about $UO.
H0. 3. A shortage in the accounts of
a treasurer, now dead, amounting to
S30.0U0, though this was covered by a
suretj- compauy's bond.
"The chief asM-t which will now
jwss into tho receivers" hands," fa id
.Morse, "are the forfeited bond of our
former treasurer and an assessment
now due ftom members, which will
lo about $."if.00."
Indiana pedis. Ind.. Deo. It is an
nounced in an address to the secre
taries of the "1 councils of the
Chosen Friends today by Supreme Re
corder I. inn that he has made ar
rangements with the Standard Frater
nal Organization. "a new order noV
being organized, to reinsure such mem
bers of the order as may desire."
Frorlor I. Kearliing Out.
Uome. Dec. 1.". Representatives of
Senator ItedficM I'roctor. of Vermont,
iirrivitl at Leghorn this week, and are
losing up a deal ihrough Gastaldi Jc
'o.. of Genua, representing Alexander
Konta. by which I'roctor takes over
the entire Carrara uarrhs. which,
with his Vermont possessions, will
give the senator practical control o a
large proportion of the marble output:
of the world.
Kx plosion lias Cost Kight Lives,
Chicago. Dee. 1.1. Mrs. August
Heck, of Milwaukee. Wis., died last
night of injuries sustained by reason
of the Northwestern boiler explosion.
The death of Mrs. Bock is the eighth
to be charged to the explosion. Mrs.
Beck and her husband were returning
fmni their wedding trip when the ac
Gx-Chainplnii PugilM Is Irnt.
Albany. N. Y.. Dec. l."i. Paddy
Ryan, at one time champion pugilist
of the world, who was defeated bv
John L. Sulli van iu their famous tight
in Mississippi pome years ago. died
at his home in tllens Pa IN. N. Y.. yes
Knrt liinU" Stux k nt .loplln.
-.lopliit. Mo.. Dec. 1.". An eartloptako
shok. lasting nearly a iuinut. was
expei-ieiiced in this rity at 7:4o a. in.
yesterday. Th? m.-tion was from north
outii anil or a iu;veiiug-nature.
No damage is reported.
C rar in the Open Air.
Livadia. Dee. i.",. I'mppi-or Nicholas
fin the first time since his Hlnos
began went into the open air Thurs
day, -sitting on the veranda. Subse
quently he received one of the minis
ters In audience.
lti-yrlp Murks llurneil.
Chicago. Dec. 1 0. The Fowler P.i
ryrh and Carriage works in Carpenter
street were destroyed by tire last night.
Loss on building and contents. .iUKi.
Michigan House IVumpt In Action.
Lansing. Mich.. ! ice. ir. The house,
sitting in committee of the whole, has
passed the taxation biil.
NEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE
A Canadian explorer has just gt
back from a trip into northern Cana
da, bringing with him an Kugiishiucii
who had been held lie years a pris
oner by the INkimos.
Commencing .Tan. 1 the Calumet ami
Ileda Mining company wl!l increase
wages of its employes JVj per cent.
Mrs. Daniel O'I.eary. wife of Dan
OT.oHry. the irdcstruiu. N dead in tho
family r sideuce at Chicago.
Pour mine workers lost their lives
i:i various accidents near Scrantou.
P.i. Thomas Hughes. T. J. Kvans.and
two unknown Huns.
Rowland Kdwards. famous as an
evangelist in Kngland. has arrived in
Chicago ami begun a series of revival
meeting at Moody's church.
F.x-tlovrrnor Wob-ott. of Massachit
st!s. is ill witli typhoicl fever.
Charles Plant., of Batavia. IiN.. died
of injuries rei-eivcil in a foot bail
Mexico t3 now purchasing cavalry
horses by the .ar load in this t-ottn-ry.
J. V. Cunniiliaiii. proprietor of a
lodging house at Butte. Mont, was
shot ami instantly kille.i by Louis 1
l elker. his brother-in-law.
Passenger tram on ine Somncrn
railway struck and instantly killed
John W. Ilyden and John Minccy. near
Thirtetti new rases of smalllHX
tave been found at Kansas City, mak
Inv sixtv-one cases.
Han oa the Chosen Friemls.
St. T-onis. Dec. ir. A special to
Tin- Post-Dispatch from Jeffer-on City.
Mo., says that State, Suc-primcndent
of Iuuranr-e Kd T. Cre.ir yesterday re
vked the Ii. et:e to tlo business in
Missxuiri graiiti.l to the Order of
Chospn Prien-.N. He notified the t rfi
cer of that order to ceace doitig lni
nes in this state. Th headquarters
of the order i in Indianai-olis. and
then- a receiver has be-u appointed
Iwvatise the corcrrn, it is claimed, i
as it loom on tne surface.
Richmond. Ind.. I H-r. to. It is tic
i-iuler. standing tiiat Rejircsentat'x e
Watson will reennnTd the aioxd.ii
lnent of Danil Surface as jiostmaster
rf this -.: t -.
tlastrons Fire at Carer cie, I'm.
Carnegie. Pa., Dec. 15. Fire today
almost completely destroyed the A. T.
Stewart Pump and Plow works. The
i :s is f 17 o WO.
WHAT ROWE MAY GET
For His Services to the Winners in
the Receni National Po
GOVEENOE-ELECT 13 KEPT GOING
Mormon Manuscript Dug Lp on a
Kami Xear Dongota Mattoou
Has a Virtue Crusade.
Springfield. Ills.. Deo. 1.".. There is
fwjuie talk that Chairman Uowe. of the
Republican state commitue. may le
collector of internal revenue to "suc
ceed Yates, a position, by the way. for
which -Mills of Decatur is believed to
have powerful l acking in Washington.
Uowe may want to ! railroad and
warehou.sv ooniuiissiner or he may
fancy the stipei iutendciicy of fhe in
surance depa rement. A delegation of
Springfield iMditicians. including ex- j
Senator D. T. Littler. District Atorney j
7 " - -.-.X.-r- :
coPvajGKT, i9oo, ey paoionso! co., n. r.
I. tls lllilnoh.'ev
a:id ct her friom: j
calh:d it ton lln-
f S'iia!or 'iii!no.
day afternoon and
pressed the claims
John ijitiiilan. a
) aspires to be seC-
fl mong o; her l hings
for recognition of
jomii attoraey wli
rotary of the lho
The announcement here of the senato
rial candidacy of Representative Hift
created considerable interest Mi: ng
Polltitians Saw tVnnd antl Say Nollilui;.
Among the callers .;i nivernor-IZI--t
Richard Yates Thursiiay were
President P-.-d P.angs and W. S. Har
lee of the Hamilton lul at Chicago.
The secret ivem-ss of the K!iticiai:s is
something abnormal. All of tlo-m
w-hen aiproachl oint to the fact
that they are in town on account or
personal husiiiPss and claim that their
visit-- to the govcrnor-ele-f are merely
Movements of the (iiiirrnnr-I.Iri t
The governor-elect sM.ni yoroiday
at Jacksonville attending to .iivato
business. Iist night he went to Chi
cago, remaining there not:l Monday
night. Long ago he pronris-l to make
Ihe pre.seuta t ion of medals to mcmbcis
of the Pirst rfgiinetit w h are entiilcd
to receive the same. This i-eremony j
xi-urs on Woitday night, and Judge
Yates will l ihe-,. nnil take p.-irt in .
the exercises, j He leaves at nrdnight 1
on Monday for Springfield, and wiil ;
stay lo-re until Saturday. His mail is .
Iarg- and the oppli. atior.s f.r f Ii - j
ar- iH-ing- briet'etl ti and tiled so they j
can an tw t .usnlered when the pio-:-time
M.tM stKIIT OF "HOKOM" IOIM).
Orieinal Mormon Ketrlatiun Is l:.- I p '
Owe Mure. j
Parb .ud.iio. UN.. Dec. 1".. -In;. n i :
has 1m n cib-ati-il here over a ,-r J
la.ide by Marshal IVnrod. win Jiv.-s on :
a farm e. ar Doiigola. Ili-cci.tlv pen- '
rl grub! d ; biack Ktii slump mil :
of a potato li. ld close to his r,,s:.;--n.-r ;
atid found -a stone )mui ;i f.o loiig j
ninl eight hw-tn-s iu diiint-ter. Tlie - i
culiar shoije oJ tlie tone. . whjvh. rc-j
Mnbieu a poeketbook. attracted hi
attention and uihjii close examination
he found carved on Its face in the
F.nglisb. language the following words:
"This stone contain the original
manuscript of Moroni (Morinoni. Jo- !
soph Smith." j
The ravages of time had apparently !
trade buf little headway on the stone j
and upon closer examination he found !
the stone was hollow and a bole
drilled entiivly through it and at both
ends red cedar plugs had In-en driven
in. Upon removing one of the plug
several sheets of parchment were found
t ontaining writing in hieroglyphics
th;:t could not 1m- deciphered.
Anti-Vice Crusade at Matluon.
M.ittooii. Ills.. Dr. 15.-r-l"iiprecedent-ed
omnient has follow Ai Mayor Fry"
inundate cloing eight lgnuibling re
sorts and Inauguration L f a relentless!
war on every immoral resort in the
city. All members of t.e jiolice force
failing to enforce the 1.1 w will be dis
missed from the service. Saloons and
drug stores violating the Sunday liquor-selling
ordinance will have their
licenses revoked. All churches and
pastors have publicly eoinm.-n.hil the
mayor In his orusndo against vice. The
mandate ts being olwerved.
Why Sheriff Myr Want Troops.
Paris. Ills.. Dec. lr,. Myt'i-s has
rs . :. i
UNDER THE MISTLETOE.
nskeil i'.overnor Tanner for the serv
ices of the local military ompany Dec.
JL at which time John Owens, alias
Radcliffe. will be executed. Themilifia
ls desired not through any fear of vio
lence but n i rely to guard the approach
es to the jailyard and prevent the
crowding of tie- iticlosnie by curiosity
s-ekers. The scaffold w ill be covered
with a tent capable- of acccminodating
hundreds of persons who will witness
the exeeul ion.
F ire Started by llurglar.
M.itlM.n. Ills.. D.-e. 1.".. Piio de
stroyed the warehouses of A. K.
Stearns, a broom-corn broker, together
with about 1hi tons of broom coin. It
is thought burglars T:tekcd the safe,
and. finding no booty, lired the buil I-
ing. Tl'.e safe was f,
the tin-. Tlie losers
li Ac ; t:er:l lb.
Ciinningliam. Dunti v
:iel open after
e S. W. Phil
. e l.i rk. J. S.
'In.-mas :,nd A.
s 1 1 .i . i .
. I-". -Michael
K. Stearns. Total 1 .sJ
Sprttigtielil. Ills.. D.
Corcoran, aged '-. ;i widower, an ohl
t i'sj.leiit of i w rigg- iile.i a nd owner of
many business l.uilding-i there and con
idel iK farm pn j-"r:y i-ear this city.
was toijtui 'lead ,
b dlet holes in h
luiirder : a iu.
his iVrm wit h three
s ln-::ii'.i!:d body. The
tery. as ':i-eoi an had
no known en.-uiie
s. an 1 his valuables
V. ere Ulilolj -l:ed.
He Jilted Her i.".0 A..r;ti.
Tayl..rsv.lle. UN.. D -c IV Miss
Mamie : Marti!!, of M.irtoon. was
.--.vard- d SJ.."! d.i -nages ;i ga inst lyotiis
Kithie, a wealthy yomig farmer, by a
jmy its C.ov circuit i-otft l'"'-:inj he
bi-il;e his uromiiC to u-d le-r and
married : wo;i:.-iu frin C-n! ralia.
-w Itaiiuay 1 itrorporatetl.
Spriiig'i Id. His.. De-. .".. The
r-::itv of frtale h;.s i;.-i;.-ed 1 tf ittror-:--M:-t:
of tie- KAing and We-!e;-;i
R:.iwar er-topaiiy. T!;e cutiqtauy will
-on s, i n; t a riol from Whitt ingioi:
Lwitig. in Franklin countf. lil.-:.
babscribe for Tee Abgcs.
rr f-V l5" sS -T Xv 2
ti fiwam issssailYi ia i llmwn I eiilf -
Which Appears to Be Doomed to
v Die the Death of
SPOONER DIGS UP SOME-HISTOBY
Uncle Satn Thrice Itefuseil to Abrogate
t be Clayton-Rulwer Pact Gold
and Silver Statistics.
Washington. Dec. 15. After report,
lug to the senate in executive session
yesterday the new amendments to the
Ilay-l'auucefoto treaty as made by
the committee on foreign relations.
Iodge made an effort to have a day
set for the taking of a vote upon the
treaty. lie suggested next Thursday
as the generally acceptable time, but
Mason first made objection, and when
he withdrew it Motley suggested that
Morgan had given notice that he would
ask. that tie vote noun the.- treatv
s'nould be posrponed'until a vote could
be secured ujion the Nicaragua canal
bill. Morgan, however, stated that he
was not disposed to make that con
tention any longer, lieeause he did not
wish to do anything which would lead
Creat Rritain to conclude that this
country desires to take a threatening
position. Rutler then entered objec
tion to fixing a time for a vote. ,
Culberson i-es IJis Vieiv.
Lodge said that in view of the po
sition taken he should press the treaty
upon the attention of the senate early
and late until a vote could be had.
and he afterwards declined to move an
adjournment until Monday because of
ihe refusal to allow a day to be named
for a vote. Aside from these incidents
and the reporting of the new amend
ment'! suggested by tbe committee on
foreign relations the proceedings of
yesterday consisted wholly of speech
making. Culberson spoke for the
adoption of tactics similar to those
outlined by the money resolution,
which provides for the abrogation of
the Clayton-Rulwer treaty bydiplomat
ic methods. He said he -was opposed
to proceeding by piecemeal to get rid
of a compact so objectionable to
American Ideas as the Clayton-Rulwer
treaty is. He thought it entirely com
petent f.,r this country to pass the
Hepburn canal bill, and proceed with
the canal independently of all treaties
in force or yM-nding.
Sppaks a Word for Hrl tain's Rights.
SjKioner eombatted the argument. of
Culberson. He said that he favored
the canal, ami lielieved tle Fnitod
States should have the right to fortify
and defend it. but could not accept the
view that we should proceed in that
great work in total disregard of the ex
istence of !,e agreement of ls.V). flreat
Pritain. h said, ls a friendly power,
and he would not consent to any ruth
bs proceeding. He said that Great
Pritain o-i three different occasion
li.id .-pj rriach'-d this country to secure
ti.e abrogation of the Clayton-Rulwer
treaty, but -ipoii each oi.casio.i the
I'nitol Stau.s bjd declined th nver-
i -r- l'.fv.NJi. : j li skv -. s- ms
GOLD AI SII.VEK STATISTICS
Produtt of the Cnited tate
World for the Year ISSlt.
Washington. Dec. 1.'. The report pf
the director of the mint on the pro
duction of gold and silver in the rutt
ed States during the calendar year
1SP0 shows only slight variation from
the appre.xiaiaterigc.i es given out early
in the present year. The final fig
ures are J?7L(C:i.4iK for gold, and $;'-.-SoS.700
for silver, at its average com
mercial value during the year. The
gold product wa the -greatest in the
hlstoiy of the country, exceeding thai
of Wis by -s;..V.m.4UU. and greater by
St;.!C::. lOti than the estimated product
of is."", the record year in the work
ing of ihe "aliform. i placers.
principal gains in isi over l.vS were
in Alaska. '.! :? 4. Too. due to the Cap
Nome district: Colorado. .S'J.TST.."!',
and Ptah. $1.1.".40O. The silver prod
uct of tlie Fnifod States in 1S! was
tdightly greater than in VsOS. being ."4.
Ttil.ooo ounces, again-t ri4.4:iS.t:oo
ounces. The average price for silver
during the year, on the London quo
tations, was t".f cents per ounce as
compared with oil cents in ts.)S.
Thrt world's production of gold In
ISfiO was of the value of .:,.ut;.rS4.0oO.
an increase of $l!,l."t!.r!00 over the
yield of ISOS. The principal gains
were :fd.rf0.4o0 in the Pnited States,
$7.4Sr.t(') in Canada (mainly in the
Klondike), and Australasia $14.8tiO.
S00. The most important loss was in
Africa, which fell about ST.tHjO.OOO be
low the output of ISPS as a result of
the war in the Transvaal. The war
broke out in September, and mining
operations in that Held were almost
suspended. Rut for. the interruption
in the Transvaal the world's produc
tion for the year would doubtless have
been $2."..tMH).fMK) greater. The Klon
dike output for 1S!'. was about $1;,
OOO.OOO. The world's production of silver in
18t was K;7.g-g4.'4:; tine ounces
against 1i!.".2!."i,."72 tine ounces in ISfiS.
Mexico leads, and Mexico and the
Pnited States produce two-thirds of
the silver yield of the world. The
world's industrial consumption of
gold is estimated at .72.t;."S..'ioO. and of
Senate and House Hoiled Down.
Washington. Dec. l.j. Throughout
nearly the entire day yesterday the
senate was in secret session discuss
ing the Hay-Pauncefote treat v. No
business of importance was transacted
in the brief open session, except the
adoption of the house resolution pro
viding for a holiday recess to extend
from Friday. Dee. 21 to Thursday.
The house adjourned without dis
posing of more than half the war rev
enue reduction bill. General debate
dosed at - p. m.. sifter which the bill
was opened to amendments, under the
five-minute rule. A determined effort
was made to reduce still further the
tax on beer below the committee rate
of S1.0 a barrel, buf the ways and
means committee overwhelmed the op
position. An attempt by the commit
tee to abolish the use of small beer
packages was defeated, and the tax on
telegraph messages and express re
ceipts which were abolished in the
bill were nut back with the provisinu
mat tlie company siiottid pay ine tax
In each case.
ISrofciti Has a S-lieme.
Washington, Dec. lTi. Rrosius of
Pennsylvania has introduced a resolu
tion for a constitutional amendment
designed to permanently tix the mem
bership of the house of representatives
at ".ii. tne present number. 1 lie pro
posed amendment provides that when a
new state is admitted it shall have
on- member which shall be in addition
to the :'"7 until the next reapportion
ment. when it .shall return to that
l ooks I.iko Hay JVituld .
Washington. Dec. l.". Notwithatand
ing what amounted to the authorita
tive deniai that the secretary of state
bad resigned, the story persistently
circulated, liuailv reached the ears of
.some of Secretary Hav's fellow cab
inet otlicers . Tlie.se declared that lioth
ing whatever was said at the cabinet
meeting yesterday on this sitliejct. So
it is not to be expected that there will
be any change in the head of the state
department, for fhe present, at least.
Would Put a llounty on Farm Truck.
Washington. Dec. I."i. Allen of Ne
brasia has proposed m the senate a
Mibslituto for the pending ship sub
sidy bill, providing for "the protection
of agricultural staples and American
ships in the foreign trade by authoriz
ing the payment of bounties on ex
ports of agricultural products of the
Today in CoDcress.
Washington. Dec. 15. Robert W.
Wilcox, delegate from Hawaii, was
sworn in today in the house. Con
sideration of the war revenue rcduc
tion bill was resumed.
After the disposition of considera
ble routine business the senate went
into executive session to consider the
town bold nn a Mortgage.
ChipiKJwa Falls. Wis.. Dec. 1.". At
a judgment foreclosure: sale Wednes
day tic- town of ;ien Flora, on the
Soo railway, was sold for S2.MV) to
Mrs. Kiizabeth Stanley, of this city.
A mortgage again.st W. F. Switzer be
came due and as the sheriff of Marin
ette failed to liml him, the mortgage
was foreclosed without puhlie notice.
Mar Kill the fVaine at Chiraeo.
Chicago, pi-,-. 1.1. Mayor Harrison
has iiudet taken a personal investiga
tion to ascertain whether or not the
McfJovern Wans contest at Tafter
sall's Thursday night was if "fake."
He declares that if the fact- satisfy
him t! at either or Noli t he participant
arranged to -vpiit'' he will never Nsu-i
another !i- .-rise to boxing promoters.
Altrhlttan Man I:ea in .'ei York.
Ringhamton. N. Y.. Dec. 1.1. o. W.
Siate. of Sag HarlHir. Mieli.. a travel
ing agent for the firm of Walton &
Co., wholesale pax-r dealers, of New
York city. di-d at the city hospital
Here i nursday evening of typhoid fe-rcr.
TAKE A TOWN
Have Themselves Locked Up
as Tramps and Then
BRIGHTON. ILL, IS PILLAGED
Bank and Store Looted and
Fired, Then Marauders
Escape on Hand Car.
St. Louis, Dec. 15. Five unidenti
fied men garbed as tramps, who asked
shelter in the calaboose last night,
overpowered the village marshal of
Brighton, 111., locked him in a cell
and then attempted to get into the
vault of Blodett Bros1, bank, in which
there was a large amount of money,
but were unsuccessful. Failing
there, the robbers entered the general
store of E. Butler, where they broko
into the safe and secured f 100.
Crime of Arson Added.
Soon after entering another store,
Butler's store was discovered to be ou
fire. Before the flames were sub
dued a loss of several thousand dol
lars resulted. The robbers escaped
on a hand car and a posse started
after the robbers with blood hounds.
GEN. HARRISON LECTURES.
Talks nt tlie Itelatien of Our Colonies lo
Their I'ncle Sam.
Ann Arbor. Mich.. Deo. 1.1. Thft
lecture Heneral Harrison delivered last
evening before the Students' lecture
ntsot hit ion of Michigan university wan
upon the theme of the relation of the.
annexed territories and their civilized
inhabitants to the United States. It
was. ib-neral Harrison declared, nob
intended to be a legal argument on
quesiions brought into discussion by.
the I'orto Kican bill, but rather a
popular discussionof some of the viewn
that have been expressed ill relation
to the students of our annexed tcr
The lecturer declared thai wo hid
done something out of l:f- with our
historical precedents ::.: iu ih.; way
of expansion, buf in (he character of
it. He said we had taken over ieo
pies. rather than land a. lie held the
view that, the civilized inhabitant of
the territories were citizens at thf
Fniled Suites, and that lho revenue
provisions of the constitution relating;
to taxation for federal purposes, ap-plh-d
to the territories.
He argued tiiat the provisions of tho
Spanish treaty, and of all treacles wero
subject to the constitution and could
not. impair It; and if theso Islands be
came part of the Fnitod States in tho
sense of i lie constitution, their peoplo
became citizens, and there venue clause,
which was especially under difwniwsJon
in the I'orto Kican cae, applied. Iln
also argued that the very object oS
the section of t.ie consiiiutlon requir
ing duties to be uniform throughout
the United States vwhich wan to pre
vent congress from establishing any
where under the jurisdiction of th
Vnitid .states favored ports -would 1m
thwarted if foreign goods might bo ad
mitted to I'orto Itlco free, and, thenco
into th. United states free.
WILD STORM AT TRISC0.
Cut Off the Town from tlie Ret of tlia
World for Time.
San Pranclsco. Dec. lo. A utorm of
unusual proportions visited thin coast
early yesterday, doing1 considerable
damage in uome sections. Telegraph
wires were prostrated, and during tho
morning San rrnolco was ?ntlre!y
cut off from telegraph communication
with Ihe outside world. Tho wind
reached a velocity of nearly Rixty miles
sn hour In the city, and was of greater
velocity in exposed "octlon.
Thunder and lightnin? and rala ac
om pa n.!ori the. wind. During tho
height of the storm rain fell In torrents
and almost reached the proportions of
a cloud-burst. The wind caused dam
age In many sections of the city, but
by far greatest caused by the storm
was the overturning of one of tho re
ceiving tanks of theSan Kranclseo Ga-i
and Electric company at North Beach,
fiver IMS.ObO feet of gas was released,
causing a rite that did so mo damage.
A house was blown over at North
Beach. So far as known no on a whs
Orchard Lake School la CloaI.
Orchard Lake. Mich.. Dec. 15. .After
a series of conferences among the stu
dents of theMichigan Military academy
here, of which Colonel .1. Sumner fiog.
ers i principal owner and commandant.
and the faculty. In which tho faculty
aided with the attidents againvt t'oi
onel Rogers concerning the nianager-
iiK'iit of the institution, Colonel I Soger-
yesterday issued an order closing lie
school for the holiday vacation and
relieving W. U. Edwards, principal, and
Major Lowe, members of the faciiiiv
weara of Malcolm Miter.
Green Bay. Wis., Dec. 15. Mal
colm Seller, who has been well-known
throughout the i-tate of Wisconsin for
over half a centtirr. 1s dead, aged M
years. He served In the legislature i-t
18.V) and was a teacher at Carroll c.d
lege. Having for a T'"Pi' among oth-r,
j Cushman K. Davis, the late Minnesota
eeDAt or. . . . . .