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XIIK DAILY AHGUS
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THE EXHIBIT CLOSED.
The North wcMeru Illinois Poultry
final Aware ef rrrnlioiv-Offlrfn
Kleetee The et Plaee ef ffl
The NortLaestirn Illinois Poultry
association closed H third annual e(bl
billon at Armory tall Saturday nigh I.
Tbe lilt of pries awarded in tint Asiatic
classes s published Friday. Tbote
under Ibc other hesds re appended:
Birred Plymouth Rocks J. M. Bry
an, (iitoiwo, fourth tie on ben; third lie
uncock, fourth tie on cockrell, fourth on
pen. L. J. Carter, Aledo. fourth on
rock, thlril tie on corkrell; F. M. Mun
Ker. De K-ilb, III., second on cock. Hrsl,
second and third on ben, fourth tie on
ben. Brt and ncond on cockrtll, third tie
on corkrell. fourth tie on corkrell, first,
second, third and fourth on pullet, first,
second snd third ou pen.
White Plymouth rUvks U.v. John
Hughes, Tattle Orove, first tie on cork
rell, third on cockrell, flrst on pullet,
third tie on pullet, fourth tie o pullet,
second on pen; (ieo. Witllrk, Hock 11
aad, fourth tie en cockrell; C. P. John
son. Galenburv, second on cockrell, fourth
tie on cockrell; F. M. Munger, De Ktlb,
III., first snd second on cock, second, on
ben, first snd fourth tie on corkrell, sees
ond on pullet, third and fourth tie on
pullet, flint and third on pen.
Golden Wyandotte K. O. Thum.Vail,
Iowa, tint on cockrell third tie on cock
rell, fourth tie on corkrell, third on ben,
second and fourth tie on pullet; John
Mare. Davenport, third ami fourth tie
on c xkrrll. third tie on pullet; O. G.
White, R rk Island, first and fourth on
pullet, third on cock; Leonard Kice.DaT.
en port, fourth on ben, second and fourth
tie on corkrell.
White Wyandot'es John die. El
more. Ills .second on cockrell. second on
pullet. J B. Coutant. Letts, Iowa, first
on pockrell. first, second third on pullet
Kilrer Wyandotte! A Dilly, Dav
enport, second on cockrell; D. O.
White, Rock Island, third on cock, fourth
on hm, third tic on pullet; Geo. T.
Irvin. Aledo, III., first lie on cockrell.
first n pullet, and second tie on pullet;
F. M. Muneer. l. Ralk. 111., fourth on
cork. J. U Coutant. Letts, Iowa, first
lis on corkrell, third and fourth on cork
rell, second tie, and fourth tie on pullet
Itiack Wyandotte D. G. White,
Rock Island, first on cockrell. first, sec
ond, third and fourth on pullet, first on
Black Hamburg F. M. Wcpge. De-
ill. Iowa, first on ccck, first on c.x k
rell. first on hen, first on pullet.
Milver-panuled llarnburirs F. M
Wejtger DeWiu, tint on pullet, second
lloudans Cbss. Karumercr. IWk Is
land, first and third on cockrell, tint on
pullet, tirt, second ami third on ben; L
v Dilly, Davunpotl, second on corkrell,
second on pullet.
White- Minirca John A. Pierson.
Rock Island, third on cockrell. fourth tie
on pullet, second, on pen II. F. Drury,
Oalesburg. first and second, on corkrell,
first, second and thir on pullet, fourth
on pullet, third on lien, third on cork.
Qrt on pen.
Pekln Durks S. K. Collins. Viola,
III., first on drake and first on duck.
Rose Comb, White Leghorns C. F.
Johnson. Oalmburii, first on cork. first on
hen. first, on corkrell, first, second, third
and fourth on pullet.
Single C'orub. While Leghorns- C. F.
Johnson, tJalesburir,, third and fourth en
corkrell, third on rock, third lie and
fourth on pullet F. M. Manner. I Kslh.
1:1 . first and second on coc k, first, sec
ond, third snd fourth on hen. first and
second on pulict, first and second on
Silver Duck Wini; Game Bantams - J.
F. Horn, !!' k Island, first and wnmt on
cockrell, first, second, third aud fourth
on pullet, first on pen.
To sum it up briefly F. M. Munirer. of
DeKalh. wins the honors on Barred Ply
mouth Rocks, anl divides the prizi-a with
Rev John riiiyliei. of Table Grove, ou
white Plymouth R.xls. Mr. Muncur'
blrja also look the cake ou white and
brown I.uirhorns and bronze turkeys. In
the Silver Wyandotte rlas, Geo. T. Ir
vin, of Al.do, at.d J. R. Coutant. of
Letts, lull, made the best scoring, the
latter also winuint; dis'inctiou in the
classes of lite Wyandnttes, while D.
G. White, of this city, and E. O. Tbltm,
of Vail, 1 " a. w ere awarded the premi
um on Golden Wyandotte, on black
Wyandottt , D G. White, of liot k Isl
and. maJsthe best showing. F. F. Rowe,
of Geneseo. had the best display of light
Ilrabruas. Rev. John Hughes, of Table
Grove, took the aw ards tin Ruff Cochins.
H. F. Drury, of Galewtmri;. on White
Corhius and White Minorca-; John Cole,
of Elruorr, on Lanbous; and ft. F.
Johnson, of (alcaliurg. on lRtiotna.
At the. huaincss nuvtini; of t,e -soi la
lion late in the afternoon Ho- following
dLcelt i-r elected
PresiJt tit --Ki-v John Hol,s, Table
Vice Presidents F. M. Monger, De
Kalb, 111 ; J M. Bryan, (i.-uesco
herretary and 1 reasurer-- U F. Drury.
Assis'.snt Secretary- Geo T. Irvin,
Elecutivr Coin mitice -ll. II White,
Rock Island. F. II liella'inrger, Letts.
Iowa. E E. Sedtwick. !iinz, III . L J.
Carter. Aledo. I 1 ; (. V Herbrr, ,..
to. ( has Ktnitiitri r. R x k Inland .
Caletdmrj; was selected as the place of
hell jrar s tueclinif. and lesolutions of
respect to F. li Kidder, of fieDiseo. the
deemed tsjeretary of the association,
SlLVfn, as a mmmodity. has its Value
filed by the uuotations for It in the Lon
don market, says the New York Kttr.
Tht price of any rotumolity is settled by
the stlling value of the surplus supply.
And, owitiu to the trade relations between
Great Britain and the tilver using coun
tries of the east. London has been the
market for the surplus silver of the world.
It Is interesting to note that the preva
Unt agitation of ihe silver question bss
produced a decided appreciation in the
maiket value of the .u. At one time
durina the present ytsr the price for bar
silver In London wss down to about the
lowest figures on record There has since
last summer been an advance of over four
cents per ounce in the price. The Lon
don quotation Is now 44 J pence, or about
86 cents, and from present appearance
lb market Is likely to aJvance still more.
This proceeding has an impertant bear
ing on the solution of the silver problem.
The recent gain In price has been In part
due to the action or the English govern
ment itself. Awakeniug to the necessity
of doing something to stop the deprecia
tion of silver, the exchequer and the bank
of England have cooperated to increase
the silver coins. This immediately
strengthened the market, and tb reports
that the silver question was to be taken
up In congress has caused a further ads
vance. Whether Mr. Wlndom's extraor
dinary warehousing plan for American
liver bullion will have permanent ef
fect on the silver market remains to be
Men. But It is evident from the action
of prices that little international iffort
would be required to put silver upon a
much higher basis-of value. And If the
value can be approximated in any way to
tbe level at which it sold before the great
decline Id the seventies, most of tbe dif
ficulties of the ailver problem will be
Messrs. X. K. Fairbank A Co , of
Chicago, manufacturer of "Santa
Claus ' soap, have lent us their Christ
mas card, which is almost tbe first of tbe
season. Tbe card is exceedingly tasteful
and ornamental. They Inform us that
they will send one of these cards, postage
paid, to any of our readers who will for
ward tbeir name and address and men
tion this paper. Tbla may be done on a
postal card, but only one name and ad
dress must be written on each postal. A
tbe Christmas card is worth many times
ihe cost of tbe postal, this is a rare op
portunity to secure a beautiful souvenir.
Write to X. K. Fairbank A Co, of Chi
cago, and be sure to mention thi paper.
Overstrain front riaao I'mcl lev.
The wearlue-n of long continued study is
proverbial. Its explanation b not tar to
seek. tns port ton oif Mir entire bviiiK is al
most entirely occupied, and the monotony of
the process constitute in large measure the
rails of exhaustion. Iteiief unist wtss-ding-ly
ls sought in rest, in tlie exrci-- of other
functions in variatiouot the foiia ol men
tl exertion Such timely aud refn-hitiK
changa enters into all well orih reil pluns of
education. There U, however, in e?i study
astute at hich s-r-teiit cont-ntralKiii u
indisnwalle toauvthintf like hitch develop
ment. Ka toration, though te, lions, uertst--ary
to full Instruction. ferha no better
idustratiin. of this fact c. hi 1.1 he found than
thatnhi-'h Is constantly rvldent iu the cul
tivation of miiMo. t hie eouki hardly com-eive
of an thing more truly monotonous than a
'untinuauca of that tax of patience, piauo
practice No doubt inclination aud inborn
fucully uiay do much to create an interest,
but the most enthusiastic learner will sotus
timea, notwithstanding, relsd against ths ex
actions of mmioal cram.
It has even li mated by a Gorman ob
server that much of the nervous delicacy so
enmmon among girls is traceable to excessive
diligence at tbe piano. Thtrre is more than a
grain of truth In this observation. The limit
of moderation, indeed, may not lie capable of
exact delluiiton, fur a longer or short-r pei-iisi
would naturally suit the need snd ruicity
of different persona. One sr two hours of
practice, it is prolsxblu, would rarely provs
sxretoive. When, uowever.six or eight hours
ara daily absorbed lu repenting a humdrum
series of manipulations, the nouder is that
nature long midures the drudgery. Yet this
is the common lot of many who aspire to
The coveted perfect I.hi doublless is ofteu
approximately reached, but the as-iated
circumstance of nervous overstrain mil sug
gest a doubt whether such qualilled excel
lence Is altogether desirable. At all events,
it fat but reason to allow that proficiency so
dearly purchased Is not, for young ts-ople of
deficient nervous tone, a social necemity, espe
cially if they be also void of any special ar
tistic aptitude. Nay.even tti.ise nboae health
and energy permit them to enjoy, if they
chouse, the irivilge of musical hard labor,
a frequent interlude of rest and recreation is
no less needful than discreet. American An
alyst. Nervous Horeea.
Finely bred. Intelligent horses are often
very nervous.. Tbey are quick to notice.
quick to take alarm, quick to do w hat sexms
to them, lu moments of sudlen terror, neces
sary to escape from oMbn barm, from
something they do not untlersrand. That is
what makes theua thy, bolt aud runaway.
We nuinor tell a bat awful suggestions
arrange thing offer to their minds. For
aught we eau tell, a sheet of white si per in
the mad may seem to the nervous horse a
yawning chasm; tbe open front of a baby
carriage, the Jaws of a dragon ready to de
vour buu, and a man on a bicycle, some ter
rifying sort of a flying devil without wuigs.
But we find that, ths momeut he becotuus fa
miliar with those things or any other that
affright blm, and knows whitt they are, be
grows Indiffereut to them.
Therefore, when your he shim at any
thing, make him acuiuuuteJ with it; let huu
smeli it, touch it with his sensitive up-r lip
and look closely at it. Kemeuits-r, too, that
you must familiarize both sides of him with
the dreaded object. If he only erminuea it
w ith the uear nostril and eye he ill be very
likely to scare at it when it appears ouhu off
side. So, tlieti, rattle your iiuper, lewt your
base drum, flutter your umbrella, run your
taiby carriage and your bicycle, tire your pis
tol and clattur your tiuware ou both si.iee of
bun and all around him until be come to re
gard the noise simply as a nuisiuice, and the
material objects as only trivial things liable
to get hurt If tbey are in his way. Hs may
not learn all that In one lesson, but continue
the lesson and you will cure all his nervous
ness. i I orseman
A Oneer Cigar Lighter.
The (bstkury cigar store recently became
the poti-Mr of quite a curiosity in tbe way
of a cigar lighter. It is a contrivance in
vented by an old German profostor named
Koelsireln, at Jeua, a small German burn, In
1M0. It is LardJv possible tbe professor in
tended his Invention for a cigar lighter, but
It seeuis to be better adapted for that purpose
than for anythlug else, la appearance this
machine Is a two quart glass Jur having a top
cap of brass, in the center of which is a valve
opened by preeslug down on a lever, and op
posite and about au bach from tbe opwnlug is
a small tube containing a platinum plate
aliout tbe size of a nickel.
In the Jar is a mixture of vitriol and water,
and pendent from tbe top by a brass wire Is
a small piece of sine. This sine is so acted on
bv tlie vitriol that it extracts the hydrogen
from the water and forma a gas. I'n-ing
Urn Merer uerarila tbla gee to asrsvpe, antt Its
force carries it to the platinum piste, excit
ing it at once to Intense neat, and the beat
thus generated Ignites the gaa, aud thus a
flame la veritable gaa Jet) la created. What
uss tlie old professor Intended to put this con
trivance to is bard now to conjecture, but It
la a remarkable fact that the machine Was
Invented so long ago and yet has remained In
otsK-urlty. Tbe little engine created con
siderable balk among tbe electricians of Chi
cago, many of whom examined it. Chicago
Drains of Gold.
I tank mud riches are chains of gold, but
still tbey are chains.
As tears soften the heart, so d. raiu soften
the earth that good may cuius.
Be always frank aud true; spurn every
kind of affectation and disguise. Have the
courage to coufess your Ignorance and awk
wardness, and coniUe your faults and follies
to but few.
Too much reading and Foo much medita
tion may produce the effect of a lamp In
verted, which is extinguished by tbe excess
of the oil whose oftlue It le to feed it
Sympathy is a skittish and perverse nymph ;
demand too much of her, aud she gives noth
ing. When a suldier baa lost his arm. If be
were to gu whining about tbe world lamenting
over it, every oue would despise htm ; but if
be holds his tongue, and carries his sleeve
carakwaly, all tbe girls are In love with him.
Wit undirected by beuevolouce generally
falls Into personal satire, the keenest instru
ment of nukindnass. It la so easy to laugh at
tbe expense of oar friends and neighbors
tbey furnish such ready lualerlala for our
wit that all the moral forces should t ar
rayed against the propensity, and Its earliest
indicatluuscherked. Young Ladies' Journal.
trance iesMlelils ef Rat nad a Cat.
At Ilartfurd a big, fierce rat, which bad
been caught In a wire trap, was thrown into
a barrel, and then a cat was dropped in. In
stead of killing the rat the cat lay down and
went to sleep, ami the rat curled up by her
ide and slept too. New liaven Hegister.
We offer one hundred dollar reward
for any esse of catarrh that cannot be
cured bv taking Ball' catarrh cure.
P. J. Chkxey & Co., Prop.,
We, tbe undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen year, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
Wtrrtt Tboax. Wholesale druggist.
Toledo, O. 8
Waldixi, Kmaajt a Mawvik, Wholesale
dnigglsU. Toledo, O.
E. H. Van HoMin, Cashier, Toledo Na-
tlonr.l bank, Toledo, O.
Hall' catarrh cur 1 taken Internally,
acting directly upon tbe blood and mucu
turfacea of tbe syitem. Price 75 cent
per bottle. Bold bj all druggUt.
A FIRE HORROR.
Terrible Work of the Fire Fiend
THE TRIBUNE BUTXSISG BURNED.
Kaglng Flames Cat Oft" Ihe Escape of la
mates and tteven Perish Row Bocae
Met Their Fate Origin of the Fire A
Hotel Fire la St. Pant Biases Else
where Mumapous, Minn.. Dec. 8. Eleven hu
man Uvea and .'O,(KI0 worth of property
was sacrificed Saturday night by a fire that
originated in tbe rooms of the Union league,
on the third floor of The Minneapolis Trib
une building. The fire was discovered shortly
after 10 o'clock by a district measenger, and
almost before an alarm could be turned in
every door and window of the Immense
saven-storr building waa belching fire and
smoke. There were upward of eighty men,
including the editorial staff and a force of
compositors, at work on the seventh floor,
and these were penned in like sheep by the
sheets of flames that separated them from
the elevator and stairway.
A Hash to Lafe.
Then lsycn a frenzied stampede for the
windows and roof. Meanwhile the fire de
partment had got a ladder up to the sixth
floor, and from there thirty or forty men
were tukeu out of the building and landed on
ta-rra firma. Those who were on the roof
dared not descend, and several jumped to
the roofs of adjoining building and escaped
with a few bruises. lr. Olson. preMIeut of
the university of Dakota, at Vermillion, was
among those on the root, and seeing all
means of escape cut off, he eayed to jump
to an adjoining building. He ?dippl and fell
to the ledge ol the window on the sixth story,
aud from there to the ground. He fell head
foremost and was instantly killed, every
bone in his body being broken.
How suie Met Their Fate.
J. F. Igoe. niht operator for the Associ
ated Prps, stuck to his pot until it was too
late to ecaj. He waa frightfully burned
about the head, and in his nk'ouv lie, too,
jumped from Die btiniing building and was
killed. Agi'tit Mi leu, of the Aasoxiateil Press,
wknw home is in Detroit, Mich., attempted
to follow Ig'ie, but fell back into the crater
of flume and was burned to a crisp. Milton
A. Pickett, a reporter for The Pioneer Press,
whme office was in The Tribune building,
was caught, with a companion named Ilerce,
on the stairway, and there they were roasted
to denth. and siilisrquently crashed to a pulp
by falling tunliers. While the tire was at its
height J. Mct'iitctuxni apiswvd in one of the
wiudowsof th comporting ristm and jumped
into a net held bv the firemen below. The
weight of bis Isslv carried tlie net to tlie
stone vemeiit, und he died a few minute
after being picked up.
A few moments al ter he had juintssl, an
otlier of the printers apeared at a window
on the opsite sule or the rooms, lie was
told to wait a moment, and a ladder srould
be sent tip to Inni. He aprred crazed by
fright, however, and instead of waiting.
pulled a revolver and. placing the muzzle to
bat head. tire. I. Tlie reisrt was heard in tbe
street, and the ninii was seen to drop to the
flisir. His name could not is- learneiL It
was rumored that auothcr man had also shot
himself, but this resrt could not be veritied.
Narrow Ksrane of the Foren.au.
Some of the printers w ho were tbe lost to
leave the building made their eseape ou the
exteusioti ladders put up by the nremen
Among tlu-se was Frank Hoover Just a
be left the lelge and got on to the ladder,
which the tireinen were lowering, H
Williams, the foreman, apswred iiou the
ledge. The ladder was then too far for him
to roach. "4oal-by, Frank,' he called out to
the tjy Is-low huu as lie leamsl over and
saw the ladiler disappear. Tlie firemen Is
low saw him as the ladder came down aud
rushed it up aga in just as the Dailies reached
Williams. He lost uo time in getting on the
ladder and was lowered to the ground as the
flames swept across tbe ledge uisjn w hich be
had just sto si. sweeping all 1fore it His
band was IstUlv bunted, and be will lu dis
able.! for several weeks at least.
The Origination of the t ire.
The tirs-originate.!. in a law ofllee in tbe
tluitl story r the building about losto p. iu.
The elevator man noticed tlie smell of amoke
and inlle.1 the attention of some of the per
sons around the building to it. The cry of
fire was raised, and several persons went
down stairs from the seventh story to inves
tigate and then revertied to work. Before
long smoke began to till the narrow stair-
wav, the oulv one in the building, and every
body began to make leisurely preparations
for their deiarture, o immediate danger
waa feared. The only exiu to the budding,
which was erroneously nipiosl to bo fire
proof, w ere a narrow staircase, scarcely wide
enough for two persvms to come down
abrewt, the ehxator, and a siugie tire escape
at the north end of tlie building. Several
persons had made their escape in the mean
time, but in les than ten minute the
flames sought the elevator shaft, which,
acting as a mammoth flue, conveyed tbe
flames to the top story, and soon tbe editorial
room in tbe same side of the building where
the fire originated were a seething mass of
Terrible Situation or the Printers.
In a few minutes tbey reached tbe other
side, where the composing-room was situate!
A general alarm was turned in and all the
engine in the city re-pondcd to the call
The imprisoned printers gathered at the
windows in the south end aud shrieked
wildly, despairingly for aid. 'Hurry the
ladders" was the awful refrain that bur
dened tlie nir. "Hurry the ladders, for (iod'a
sake," shrieked with all the vehemence and
power that the anguinbed souls of the dozens
in peril of their lives by an awful death, waa
all thy could utter. The vast crowd that
from tbe opposite side viewed the fire
wreak ita work ahouted words of
enoouragoraent and good spirits to tnson In
strenuous endeavors to buoy them up. Tbe
long ladder seemed to move up at a snail's
pace, but w as finally rested in position, and the
crowd lavan to descend, tbe names makiug
steady eucr'sv-bmeuta in the corner where
tbe frightened men had huddled like cower
ing animals. The life-nets were brought,
and some were saved by this means.
The Marned Bulletins.
The Tribune building was five years old, a
seven -story brick structure, and valued at
ftfUO.OuO. It contained Tbe Tribune news
paper, Tlie Trihune-Htar, and The Journal,
The Tribune Job printing establishment, the
editorial rooms of the Minneapolis depart
ment of Tbe St. Paul Pioneer Press, The
Hvenske Folkets Tiding, a Swedish newspa
per, and numerous law and reel estate ofllces.
The lists will easily reach over H,li0.i; lu-turalM-e
not ascertained at this time.
fetalri Too Long at His Post.
James F. Iifoe. tlie night operator of the
AwsK'iated Press, met with a aad death as a
result of Ins faithfulness to bis employers
He was at work on the seventh floor when
the rep jl t of the fire was first revived aud
ni mediately oK-ud h is key, stating the tbe
fact to tbe bead office in Chioago.and aaking
for a minute's time to investigate. Soon he
returned to his instrument, apparently
thinking he was safe, and told tlie sending
operator to continue. In a moment he would
nave to skip, and found too late that esca
was cut off. He jumped from the seventh
story window, and a as so badly injured that
be died tnfore reaching the 'hospital. He
leaves a family.
List or Ihe Uead.
Milton I'i. lett, asststaut city editor of the
The Pioneer Press; JameoF. Igoe, Associated
Press operator: Kdward Ulsen, president of
the luiversity of South Dakota at Vermillion;
Jerry Jeukiuson, a printer; Robert Mo
Cutcheou. a riiiter; W. H. Millmau, coin
mercial editor of Tbe Tribune; Walter E.
MUee, operator and agent of the Associated
The following are those numbered among
tbe injured: William Usu, printer, burned
on bauds and face; E. C. Andrews, printer,
burned hands and face; Ueorge . Worden,
prluter, burned bands aud face; Frank
Uerber, a deaf-mute printer, hands and face
burned; Adam Weishetnire, punter, hurt
about hips; Charts Alf Williams, managing
editor of The Tribune, badly burned about
bead and face; W. II. Williams, foreman
composing-room, badly burned about face
and bauds; S. H. Jones, Pioneer Press re
porter, hands and face slightly burned;
Frank Hoover, printer, burned about the
The Trlhoae Proprietor's Account.
Mr. A. J. lilethen, tbe proprietor of Tbe
Tribune, says that be beard the cry of fire
and started down stairs to investigate. On
the third floor be found the flames bursting
out of tbe Union League rooms, some man
trying unsuccessfully to subdue them. Be
Jumped into tbe elevator to get a fire-extinguisher,
which be supposed was on the
fourth floor, and stated up after it. Before
reaching the supposed location of the extin
guisher he. was half suffocated by the dpose
THE HOCK ISJ.ANU
amoke an t compelled to leave the building.
which ftpedily burned down. Tbe flames
were to -he north of the elevator, and shot
up the eke a tor shaft and stairway with ter
rible rapic ity. Those on the upper floors who
had not treviously got out were penned in
by tbe fire, which cut off the way in moat in
stances to the fire-escapes ou the north side
of the bt ilding. The loss is placed by Mr.
Blethen st 50,000, with an insurance of
about 1 000.
A Chlea-o Blase.
Chicaois Dec. 8. Only the most desperate
work by tin) nremen protected the wholesale
district fn n a disastrous fire Saturday night.
Aa it w as be the loss reached $40,000. Sev
eral flremi n barely escaped with their lives.
The blaxe s-as in Rev. K. D. Kheppard's big
seveo-storr brick building at tbe northeast
corner of i juincy street and Fifth avenue.
Tbe building was the one from which, four
years ago, tbe entire front was blown out by
a mysterk us explosion. Last Christmas Day
tbe tippet floor were gutted by a fire that
started in UU Ferris & Co. 's shoe factory.
Since thei carpenters have ts-ea at work
constantly on the building. Tbey had barely
finished, a id not more than halt the tenant!
whose nanes appeared on tbe signs bad
moved in 'vben there came the fire of Satur
A !. timber Yard Destroye-I.
Stracc, X. Y., Dec a At 5:15 o'clock
yesterday evening fire broke out in the car
penter shop of James Jackson, Jr., situated
in the lu nler yard of C. H. Baker & Co.,
and in le. than half an hour frfd.OiH) worth
of lumber waa burned. The loss ou lumber
will prolsibly reach its full value, f:i,iio,
on w hich there is au insurance of t .'.,(Sm.
Klein's restaurant, w hich fronted on James
street a 11 was surrouii'ted by the lumber,
was also iestroyed. Loss about -i),i'0, in
surance t lii.omi. This was the first lumber
yard fire in Syracuse in years, and the fire
men bad great difficulty in keeping the
flames frin spreading to tlie adjoining
Lynn Recovering from Its Fire.
Lynx, i aw., Dec. 2. All was life and
activity tiiroughout the devastate.! district
Saturday. Nearly every burned-out firm
has built t.flisrary quarters. Manufacturers
who are In avy losers by the tire are contrib
uting generously to the relief fund. The
comiiuttee on relief has decided to supply all
homelem families with tenements and such
articles of furniture as are ateslutelr neces
sary. Tie y nave ordered a supply of furni
ture, beds kthing, stoves, and fuel. There
is plenty of fswL As xn as tbe work is
systematized there will l no trouble in se
Search log for Lost Firemen In Hoston.
Boktos, Dec. i The pleasant weather
yesterday iad the effect of drawing a very
large crow J of sectators to the ruins of the
Bedford st reet fire. The removal of danger
ous walls U lsing carried on under the direc
tion of tl e inspectors of buildings. It w ill
las several days before Bedford street can Is
reopeued I (vublic travel. A large detail
of firemen was employed all day iu overhaul
ing tue ruins at points where tbe bodies of
dead fireman are thought to be, but so far no
trace of tie missing men has ts-en discov
hotel, a tw
Lives Lost In a Hotel t ire.
, Minn., Dec, 2 Tlie Washington
o story stone building opposite the
st, was burned short I v after :i
morning. Two men perished
at ion. One was Lorenzo Ienar.li,
aged So. aud the other Crietofaro
Pult, a Sv
for tbe hot
ede, aged IS, employed as porter
Nineteen American Heauica Iirowned.
Sa FHANCUH-O, Dec. 'J. The steamship
OabTic from China and Japan, brings new-s
that the Vm erica n ship Cheseborough, waa
wrecked (ft. 3U by running ou the rocks off
Sluchi-ri-t ama, and nineteen of the crew
were drow neil. The vessel was from Hoko
date, to San Francba-o with auiphur. Four
of tbe crew were saved. It also reports the
most violei.t typhoon kuown in years duvas
Lated the island of Sado ou Oct. 'Jl, deslruy
iny fifty b. uses and as many Ustts.
K ORWQNS DEFEATED.
Those ho Took the Endowment Hoase
Oath not Eligible to Cltlsenshin.
Salt 1 Akt ClTT, Utah. Dec. 8 Judg.
Andejsou delivered his opinion Saturday
morning u, the matter of applicant for citi
zenship a no bad taken endowment house
oat hi in th- Mormon church, denying them tbe
to right to Iwcome citizens. He aoneedas tb
usual evidence as to residence, etc. .and states
tbe grounc of opposition to the admission of
such applu ants to be: "That the Mormon,
church is and always has been a treasonable
organization in its teachings aud its prac
tices; hosti e to the government of tbe United
States, dim bed lent to its laws, and seeking
its overthr w, and that tbe oath adminis
tered to its i numbers in the endowment house
binds ther i under penalty of death to im
plicit olssiiauce in all things temporal as well
as spiritual to the priesthood, and to avenge
the death of the prophets, Joseph and Hy
rum Smitt , uon the government and peo
ple of the United States." Therefore, aliens
w ho are numbers of the church are not fit
arsons to ue cttixens. The judge reviews
tbe eridonc e at great length, and lays stress
npoa the refusal of Mormons to give tbe na
ture of the lath, while ex-Mormons described
it as above stated. The judge quotes from
speeches of Brigham Young and other lead
ers, and I -ana to tbe opinion that the
Mountain Meadow massacre was inspired by
their utteri uces.
FAILS FOR LACK OF PENALTIES.
The I'ruh bltory Amendment In North
Karoo, ?'. D.,Dee. a. A question of grave
Import has srisen in regard to tue enforce
ment of at d the penalties attached to the
prohibitory ameudiueut relating to the
sale of into-acatiug liquors in the state of
North Dak ta. In October last thirty en
keepers wes e Indicted for suiting liquor coo
trary to ltw, aa per amendment adopted
with and as part of the constitution.
Them mtn apeared In court Satur
day. Tlx ir attorney raised the point
that the ju Ige had no authority upon which
to enforce ti tine or imprisonment for the
violation ol tbe amendment because upon the
adoptatlon of the amendment all previous
laws were trpealed, no penalties being named
in tbe last amen, mien t, that portion being
left for the legislature to complete. Sentence
was stutpen led m these cases to allow the
judge to set k advisement, and it is understood
thst the co irt is iucllued to the opinion that
tbe point is well taken and no penalties can
be attacbeu until such time as the legislature
names tben Other judge are said V hold
tlie same vi-ws, so it looks as though the
liquor d)b rs might continue their business
ithout serious molestation, aud it is said
that such w ill be the ease.
Irish Nationalists H oaxing tbe Police.
Lostios, Dec 8. The Irish Nationalists
are en joy in f themselves over the trouble
tbey have caused the police at Limerick. By
making osb nsible preparations for extensive
meetings in honor of the "Manchester mar
tyrs'' they I ave kept the entire constabulary
of the district U a ferment, double guard
being on du y night and day. The discom
fitures of .b bultbivs, aa the conviction
slowly dawi.s upon thorn that tbey are being
haed, is described as something pitiable.
Itemaatls I tbe Antl-Sllavery Conference.
Bacwuci, Dec. 2. The anti-slavery con
feretK-e Saturday adopted resolutions cover
ing the foliowiug point: Stale possessing
African ter itory to establish a local mili
tary force for tbe suppression of slavery
therein ; inl tnd stations to be connected with
tbe coast by railways; steamers to be placed
upon the gr sit lakes; fire-erni to be excluded
from the slive districts; the suppression of
candibaham and human sacrifice; the protec
tion of cotniuerne and missions.
A Michigan Man's WUI Broken.
Kalahaijo, Mich., Dec. 8. -The will of
Loxenxo E( leston, one of the wealU lost clti
sens of this place and formerly a resident of
Chicago, wss set aside Saturday by tbe pro
bate court He bequeathed moat of bis
property to eaateru relatives, but his widow
and duught r, Mrs. A. M. SUnbro, of Ash
land avenue, Chicago, protested. Tbe deci
sion was made on the ground that Egleeton
was incoui) eteut hen the will was made.
The estate b worth IIUU.UOU.
Looked w Ith Favor the Hard Staff.
Mason Cirv, la., Dec 2,-The Jury re
turned a vet diet Sunday morning that the
twenty-Are Jarrels of cider seised from M. J.
Collins on tl )4sth ult., and now In tbe cus
tody of She -iff Kirk must be returned to its
owner. Ths result of tbe trial was a sur
prise to the jroeecution. Inasmuch aa three
doctors ha 1 testified that tbe stuff was
bard and in' oxicatiug. A mas meeting will
be called at xice to arouse th temperance
REED THE WINNER.
The Republican Caucus Nomi
nate Him for Speaker.
TWO BALLOTS DECIDE THE CONTEST
Kdward Merherson Named for Clerk ol
the House Those selected for ths
Minor riaces Secretary Tracy Tells ths
Needs of the Navy Some Important
Topics That 'Will He Vp Before the Com
Ing Congress Other Cap Ital Sews.
WaRHrxoTOM Citt Dec a. Republican
congressmen began gathering in good time
at the capitol for the caucus for speaker ol
the bouse of representatives Saturday.
The hour for tbe caucus was noon, and
little time was lost in coming to order.
Tbe first business transacted was the adop
tion of a resolution that tbe balloting foi
speaker should be open. Mr.. Cannon,
ot Illinois, tbe chairman of Um
caucus, resigned his place, inasmuch at
be was a candidate for the speakership nom
ination, and upon the motion of Mr. Uear, ol
Iowa. Mr. Henderson, of Illinois, was elect
ed chairman of the caucus, By direction ol
the caucus Mr. McComas, the secretary, wat
instructed to cast the votes of the different
candidates for themselves respectively.
Kesult or the First Ballot.
By previous agreement, the usual presenta
tion speeches were omitted, and the nomina
tion of a s-peaker was immediately entered
nsn. Tbe candidates were: Reed, ol
Maine; McKiuley, of Ohio; Cannon, o
Illinois; Burrows, of Michigan; and Hender
ton, of Iowa. The secretary called the roll
snd the resnlt was: Reed 7S, McKinley .'ft.
Cannon J, Burrows 10, Henderson Id
riiere were four absentees Willwr, Morrow,
Taylor (Tennessee), and Hermann, but befors
die second hallot Hermann entered aud voted
Heed the Winner on Second Hallot.
On the second ballot the following changei
were made: From McKinley to Reed, Cul
bert-son; from Henderson to Reed, Bergen
Hanshrough. Tickler; from Cannon to Reed
Oifford. LiihL Hermann was also added t
the Reel column. Bartine to Henderson
Tliis made tbe total vote stand: Reed, 85
McKinley, 3; Cannon. li, Henderson 14
Burrows, 10. The announcement of the rot
w hich gave Mr. Reed the Republican nomi
nation for sieaker was greeted w ith applause
and that gentleman returned bis thanks in
neat little speech. At this point in the pro
ceedings an attem)t was made to take a re
jess, but the motion was promptly vote
down l.y the memls?ri, w ho desired to com
plete the list of officers.
Those Selected for Minor riare.
Nominations for tbe clerkship being in or
dor, Edward M.-ITierson and John M. Carson
both of Pennsylvania, were placed in nomi
nation, ami Mr. McPherson was elected, re
ceiving llti votes to . cast for Mr. Carson.
Over the selection of the candidate for ser
geant-at-arms there was hardly any contest
Adoniram J. Holmes, an ex-memts-r of con
gress from Iowa, and A. H. I tee, I, of Minue
ts, ta. were the candidates, aud Holmes w ai
elected 14J to 1:1. The contest over the next
plai-e, the dsrkeeier, was very animated
however. Tbe candidates were Charles W.
A. Unix, of Maryland, and James A. Wheat,
of Wistsni-sin. The vote was very close, anc
the news receive 1 outside indicated the selec
tion first of one and then of tbe other candi
date. A recount of the roll-call waa neces
sary, and when it bad been made the result
showed that Adams had defeated his opponent
by a lre majority, the vote standing S3 U
Ki Wheat was. however, immediately nomi
oatod for the office of postmaster, receiving
W vote, against 'Si for l-eitell, 20 for Wor
rell, and Is for M. Kee. The Kev. Charles B
Ramsdcll, of the North l'rcsbvterian church,
of Washington, w aa nominated for chaplain.
recw inj; M votes out of a total of 147, th
remainder ls-ing divided among half a dozes
other candidates. Tbe caucus then, at 5:1!
NEEDS OF OUR NAVY.
The Svccretary Relieves the tlreat Problem
Is to t,et Some Ships tj'llrkly.
WashinutoX ClTT, Dev. 2. Secretary
Tracy, of the navy, declares iu his annual re
jmrt that even after the vessels aow author
i.ed have been completed tbe couutry will
still lie at tbe mercy of the smallest powen
no far as defense is concerned, and continues:
'The defen?? of the United States require
the creation of a fighting force. Wemusthavt
a fleet of lattle-diips that w ill beat off tht
enemy's fiWt and be able to divert an enemy's
force from our coa-t by threatening his own.
We have fostered and developed a branch of
industry in America which may, if kept up,
attract to itself no inconsiderable share of
tbe profits that now go to shipbuilders
abroad. But we must not deceive ourselves
by supfsising that we have an effective navy.
The necessity of our position demand the im
mediate creation of two fleets of battle
ships, of which eight should be assigned to
tbe Pacific and twelve to tbe Atlantic and
gulf. In addition to the battle-ships, the
country requires at least twenty vessels f jr
Cisist and harbor defense. Tbe one problem
now before the government, in the matter of
a naval policy, is to get these forty vessels
built at the earliest possible moment. It is
recommended that the construction of eight
armored vessels be authorized at tbe coming
session, and that they be of the type of bat
tle ships rather than coast defense ships.
This would make tbe future navy consist of
twenty battle, ships, twenty coast defense
ttlups and sixty cruisers, or 100 esse Is in alL '
Other Nations' Xaval Strength.
To emphasize tbe demand for more vessels
the secretary says England has Stt7 warships
or all classes. France 60. Russia ls, Ger
many lU'i, Holland M, Spain V0, Italy 88,
Turkey M, China 73, Sweden and Norway
bt, Austria 5)1. Other recommeudation for
improvement of th navy are the creation of
a naval reserve consisting of merchant ves
sels; a trained reserve of officers and seamen,
construct ion of ships at government navy
yards after addition facilitiso have been
added. To improve the yards tbe secretary
says a considerable sum may be obtained by
sale of useless stores on band. Tbe expenses
of tbe deiartnient for next year are esti
mated at t-J5,.M,53. Thede)n-tinent recota
nieuds a consolidation of the revenue marine
and its own navy, the former to be taken
bodily into the service, but maintained at a
WORK OF THE COMING CONGRESS.
Important Questions That Will Present
Themselves This Session lor Legislation.
Washlnotos Citt, Dec. . Congress will
assemble at noon to-day under very peculiar
Conditions. A Republican senate aud a Re
publican house will meet to transact bind
neea, which will be submitksl to a Repub
lican president for approval, and it would
aeem that w ith such perfect political har
mony there should also ls found harmony of
ideas and interests. But whether this har
mony will l present at the deliberations of
tbe t o houses remains to ta? seen. There
ere many questions to be considered w hich
cannot Is) settled on party hne. The prin
cipal topics to come before congress for dis
cussion are the tariff, tbe silver ques
tion, control of national elections
a petition to repeal tlie civil
servk-e law and the appropriation of money
formers and harbors and other local ob
jects aud enterprise. The tariff question
was the chief issue in tbe last congress. It
w ill divide interest this term with the silver
question. Tbe question of sliver coinage has
been much agitated of late months, and the
secretary of tbe treasury, it Is confidently ex
peeted, will make such recommendations to
congress as will bring the question into still
greater prominence. The effect of tbe de
liberations of tbe silver convention recently
held in St Louis will undoubtedly be felt,
and the course taken by Mr. Reed, th
speaker, in constituting the new committee
on coinage, weight, and measures, will U
watched with much interest. Mr. Leech,
the director of the mint, has expressed th
belief tliat congress will increase tbe coi nags
of silver. Tbe only doubt that exist is
whether the extreiiiitis in both bouses of con
gress will not prevent legislation by refusing
to secede to any proposition for moderau
legislation. Among tbe ideas which will bt
laid before the coming session of congress
i tbe proposition to increase tbe coin
age to $4,000,000 a month, a propesa
tion for the free coinage of ailver and
one to authorize the issue of paper money
based on silver bullion held on deposit by Um
government That there will be some modi
fication of the present law governing tbe
coinage of silver there fat little doubt, a tbe
press of the east, as well as of the west, and
bankers aad financiers in both sections art
agitating tb question now.
Editor MoalU's 8 Is tor Dead.
CUt'aXAXB, C, Dec . Mrs. Rachel Mo
Farland, suiter of Mr. Joseph MediU, of The
Chicago Tribune, diad suddenly yesterday at
Hew Philadelphia, O.
DECEMBER 2, 1889.
SLEW HIS SON.
A FatVer Crushes His Boy's
Skull and Burns the Body.
ATTEMPTS TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE.
When Discovered Be Tells the Story
the led la aa U a concerned Manner
A Missouri Madman Almost Decapi
tates His Sow and Pursues Other Per
sons Shot Before Be Could Be Cap
tared The Calender of Crime.
Clma,0., Dec 2. A white-faced country
boy came into town Saturday morning with
tbe news that a strange man bad shot him
self in the woods along the Lake Erie and
Western railroad, about one mile south of
town. Marshal llouser, accompanied by
several men, went out to the place, when
tbey found the man lying by the remains ol
a blaxing fire and shot through the body.
One of the bystanders, who had seen a boy
with the man the night before, asked fut
him, and tbe man told them be waa in tht
fire, pointing out w here parts of the boy
were still roasting in the log heap. The man
dragged the ashes aud found buttons, buckles,
bone and pieces of roasted flesh, all that re
mained of a l.Vyear-old lad. The man aud
the remains were brought to town and
'Squire Johnson as coroner held an inquest
Tried to Take His Own Life.
The man, w hose bullet wound will not
prove fatal, told his story in an unconcerned
manner. Uo is John Tugar, a native of
Switzerland and about 50 years of age. Tbe
hoy was his son John. Tbey bad been tramp
ing, and Friday uight be drove the lad out
to lieg. The little fellow returned late with
out anything. This iucensed the man, who
set the boy at work gathering a large quan
tity of wtssl, w ith w hich an immense bon
fire w as built. I jte at night tbey quarreled,
and he struck the hoy, crushing his skull.
Alarmed at w hat be had done and thinking
to destroy the eviilence of his crime flung the
body in the blazing fire and ss?nt tbe bal
ance of tbe time until daylight poking the
body w ith Hicks to distroy it fully. With
the niorning, alarmed at liiwered, he
turned his pistol, which contained but oim
load, against his breast and fired.
PURSUING A MANIAC.
After Uutrlirrtiig His Mow He Runs
Amuck and Is Fatally Khnt.
Oxt t atix. Mo., Dec 2. With one sweep
of a large, sharp butcher-knife John Bright
Saturday almost decapitated his boy, Albert,
at their home near this city. He then mad
an attack on his wife, who escaped and locked
herself in a room. With maniacal rage tht
murderer rushed from tbe house and at
tempted to kill John Bunk, a farm band,
who saved bis life by flight. Bright then
started to town, saying there were several of
his enemies, and be would get even with
them. The alarm was given, and a large
numls?r of men went after him, some riding
on ahead to tlie town to warn the officers.
When Bright came into the city he was
stopped by the marshal, but Instead of giving
himself up he made an attack on the offices
w ith his kiute. and cut him badly in the arm.
lie then made a dash through the streets, and
chased evcrytssly that cama in sight. As it
was imossihle for any one to get near him.
Constable Near shot bun as be was chasing a
lot of children, and so badly wounded him
that be was captured. Bright was released
from au iussue asylum recently as cured.
Fight with Three Masked Thieves.
Cllli-AGO, Dec. '2. Three masked burglars
broke into the residence of Gottlieb Stolie, of
ItiT West Polk ttrset, at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning. They forced open tbe rear door
and crept into the slerpiug-rooms on the first
floor, where Mr. Stolie, bis wife and two
children were in ts-d The sleepers awoke,
ank Stolie grappled w ith one of the intrud
ers, w ho drew a revolver and knocked him
down, breaking three of bis teeth. Mrs.
Stolie ran screaming toward the door. A
burglar km ked her down with a revolver.
The two children were caught by tlie third
burglar, who threw them ou the floor and
tried to beat them into silein-e, but they con
tinued tlieir screams, at which the three
rurthins rtisL One of the children, iu the
struggle, tore tlie mask from the face of bu
throttk-r, tost would be able to identify him.
Detoctix e w,-re detailed on the case, but no
arre.,ts ha e yet been made.
The Cronln Trial.
Chicago. Dec. 1. In tbe Cronin case
Saturday the major part of the session was
taken up by Judge Longenecker iu his speech
to the jury. He traversed over tbe evidence
from Uvinning to end, and made an able
argument for the conviction of the five men
on trial Hs concluded with an "appeal to
the jury to do its duty, so that when each of
them apiear for final judgment, you might
cry witti right "liid have mercy on my
Judge Wing, iu behalf of Coughlin, spoke
about an hour, lie devoted his attention to
a discussiou of the nature of circumstantial
evi.k uce, and showed that iu several cases it
bad liecn unreliable. He warned the jurors
not to allow a national prejudice to inter
fere with their judgment, and reached the
closing hour before be had fairly begun hit
Santa l Train Robbers.
Gaisisvillk, Tex., Dec 1 The deputy
United States marshals who have been run
ning down tbe Santd Fe train robbers, raided
Oklahoma City Friday evening and captured
Bob Donnelly, C. W. Lee, and George Farmer,
the "kid with the iron gall" They think
they have almost all the gang now. One of
the prisoners, Wesley Morris, has lived in
Gainesville several years, and was considered
a good citixen untU recently. Some of tb
others were also people well-known here.
Ten men and two women are under arrest.
Tbey w ill have a bearing at Pureed, I T.,
Shot an Editor.
Oodfu, Utah, Pec 8 C. a King, editor
of Tbe Daily Union, was shot Saturday on
tbe street by ex-Deputy United State
Marshal Exum on account of tbe publication
of an article reflecting upon the character ol
Exum's wife. King is seriously wounded,
but may recover.
Murder Results fromn Gambling y uarrel.
Heppskr, Ore., Dec. 2. During a gam
bling quarrel Sunday between Hiram Har
per and Andrew and Newton Jonea, th
Jones brothers brutally beat Harper, who
afterward shot Newton Jones dead. By
standers prevented him from killing An
drew. iH-coratiun for Count Von Moltke.
Blkuk, D;c 4 The emperor has sent to
Count You Moltke a crown of brilliants and
tbe decoration of the Order of Merit with a
letter saying: "Fifty years since your re
turn from '! urkey, that country has given
you the sain? order, which is just received,
furnishing p'oof that the name of Von
Moltks is still remembered and respected in
The Wrecked Veruiania Wast u seaworthy.
Lonu Branch, N. J., Dec, 2. Coroner
Fred M. Vauilervet-r held au inquest Satur
day afternoon, on the six victims of the Ger
mania wreck. Maj. Edward Wardell, agent
of tbe board of underwriters, declared that
the Germatiia was unseawortby. Adolph
Film, una of tbe crew, testified that the cap
tain fell from intoxication just before the
wreck stranded. The first mate, Doyer, said
that tbe last sounding waa made 100 mile
from shore. The vessels cargo consisted of
1,400 bales of rags, 000 empty oil barrels, and
1,000 packages of wood-pulp. Tbe boat was
"36," but was considered seaworthy. The
jury censure tbe officers and crew of the
Died from the Effects of a Fool Joke.
Ottawa, Out., Dec. a. Port Perry la ex
cited over the duath under singular circum
stance of Arthur i. D. Mingeaud, aged SI,
keeper of St. Charles hotel. During his wife'
absence last week Mingeaud became in toxi
ca tod, and w as made the victim of a practi
cal joke. It is alleged that w hile drunk,
more liquor was poured down bis throat,
that be wa put to bed in a drunken stupor,
the contents of a water pitcher poured over
him and the window left open. He died three
day afterward. The coroner's verdict
charged tbe joker with having accelerated
tbe death of the deceased.
Three steamers Collide.
London, Dec 3. The steamer Iowa, bound
from Liverpool for Boston, with passengers
and cargo, collided in tbe Mersey Saturday
night with the steamer Ligurian, from Alex
andria for Liverpool with cotton, and ie.
with the Spanish steamer Munin. Tbe Ligu
rian was badly damaged and her crew aban
doned her, believidg ber to be In a nnximr
condition. Tb cotton kept her afloat, how
ever, and she wa finally hrachnd. The low
and tbe Munin were also considerably
aged, and both have been put on the dock
Latest Styles and the moat
Will Esv yon Monev, Time and Lstmr.
Evsav iioussKsaraa S hollo Uavc Owsj
any lady can operate thrnu
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Do you Want tlie Best Calf Seamless
Hiftte Draws the Color I.
Washi.vtox Citt, Dec. 2 It is i
that Minister Fred Itotigl&s has bet-n snublied
by Presiddit Hipsdyte. of Hayti, who is dis
tritisfled because the United States govern
pient does not send a white man to represent
It Tbe sending of a black man is considered
a slight. Tbe chief reason for Harti's marked
friud.ship toward Krauee is that Francs
sends a nobleman of high rank as ber repre
sentative. Tbe coolness sbowu toward Min
ister lKugla may interfere with the obtaiu
ment by tbe United States of a coaling sta
tion in Hayti. The dispatch asserts that
Admiral Gherardi lias len ordered to Hayti
with tbe Galena. Ik ring diplomatic instruc
tions, which it is hoped will smooth matters
The President Cumins; West.
Washijiotos Citt, Dec, 2. It is an
nounced that President and Mrs. Harrison
will leave Washington on Friday or Satur
day of this week for Chicago, to attend the
opening of the Chicago Auditorium next
Monday niht. It la understood that Vice
President Mortou aud Mrs. Morton, Assist
ant i'ostmaster General Clarkson, and Mrs.
I'larkson, Attorney General Miller, and Mrs.
Miller and oue or two other members of the
cabinet with their ladies will make up tbe
party aud will acconiuy tbe president on
tbo western trip.
An Karly Question for Congress.
Washington Citt. Deo. i thie uf the
early questiona to be considered by cotire?t
is tbe location of the World's Fair of l.r;.
Tbe claims of New York, Washington, St.
Louts aud Chicago, will l warmly pressed
for in tbe Iwgiiiiuui; of the session, and tbe
question will likely not ls disposal of uutil
January or February.
An Old Illinois IM oneer living.
Cahthaoe. Ills., Deo. 2. Maj. C. L. Bida
mon, a noted citizen of tbe old Mormon town
of Nauvoo, in this county, is thought to tie
dying at his historic home, the Mansion
house, in that city. Muj. Ilidmnon w as lra
in Virginia, and is SI years 'ld He cam.- tc
Nauvoo in and found only a trai-kless
prairie. Since then be had witnessed the re
markable rise and fall of oolygainy He
married the widow of Jineph Smith, the
Mormon prophet. This lady diel a few year
ago at an advanced age. She was Smith's
legal wife, and was a woman of rare attain
ment. Maj. BiiUvnon purchased both the
old and new Mansion houses. He has cared
for this property zealously, but was alwayt
glad to receive visitors w bo conducted them
selves with decorum.
Running nevoid Smashed.
New York, I've. Sydney Tliom&s. the
English amateur champion ten-mile runner,
who is now a resident of this country and a
member of the Manhattan Athletic club,
beat tbe best American amateur records
from ten and a quarter to fiiteen miles at the
Manhattan club ground Saturday. Thomas
also broke the record fo one-hour running,
accompU-Jiiug J miles, 1,1J 1-8 yards. The
previous American record was 10 milos,
uo 3 yard, by W. T. Young. New York,
Nov. H4. lx-ei The best English amateur
record is 11 miles. H yards, by W. G.
George. Loud-ni, July 2S, 1SS4.
Preparing a Itereptlon for Uuu Pedro.
Lisbon, Dec 3. There are great prepara
tions going on in Lisbon, bot h military and
civic, for the reception of Dom Pedro, of
Brazil. Both Royalists and Republicans are
as one in their desire to pay a ieraonal trib
ute to the deposed ruler of Brazil w ho is Isv
loved by all. But though no friction is likely
to occur between the political factions on
that occasion, it is pretty generally conceded
that the Republicans will at some not far
distant day cause a test to be made of their
Rev. John J. I'omeroy Iead.
Chambersbtro, Pa., Dec. 2. Rev. John J.
Pouieroy, D. D., pastor of the Central Pree
oyterian church, died at his residence here
yesterday afternoon, after two weeks1 illness.
from erysipelas. He was 55 years of age, and
was a trustee of Lafayette college, at Easton,
and of - tbe Wilson female college, of this
place, W ben tbe Loyal Legion of tbe United
State wa organized iu 1S Dr. Pomeroy
was elected chaplain.
Mr. Jefferson Davis' Condition.
Nkw OrlkaKb, Dec. 2. Mr. Jeffentou
Davis had no fever yesterday but he waa
very weak, with no present prospect of re
gaining bis strength. He can only take
Tournhmeut in very small quantities. His
physicians say be was a little better Sunday
night, but bis friends were not at all hopef uU.
Montana FollUeal Situation I'nehanged.
HxutXA, Mont, Dec 2. All the houses of
the legislature met Saturday, but adjourned
to attend the mineral land convention. The
political situation is uncaangel.
The Latest from Stanley.
Londob, Dec 2. The Herald's Zanzibar
special says: Stanley, writing from Wikeeat,
Nov. 20., states that all the party are well,
and enjoying Capt Wisauiann' luxuries.
11 complains that hi mail ha been loot or
to leu. In a postscript dated the 27th he
announces that ha baa received tbe English
consul's lrt tars and expect to arrive at
Baganioyo on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and at
Broke Through the lee aad Drowned.
AcuUbta, Vie., Dec 2. Margaret to, the
U-years-old daughter of Maj. O. E. Micbae
lis. United States arsenal, waa drowned Sun
day in a pond on tb arsenal grounds, having
broken through th ice while skating. Her
brother Francis, aged 1 years, wa caved
by Maj. Michaalis, who nearly lost hi own
lifs in hi effort to savs the children, and is
in a precarious condition.
Earnings of the "Q" Road.
Borroif, Dec i Tb gross earning of tb
Chicago, Burlington and Quiacy railroad
(or October were (2,845,673, aa fncreaasot
43,830. Net earning were $1,431,701, an
iBoraas of 1163,420. From Jan. L to Oct SL
attractive prices combined make
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JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rork Ielaiul
SPECIAL SALE AT
1605 Second Avenue.
200 Muffa at 45c worth 75c. 100 Muffs at 8Tc worth fl.-.
Beaver, Seal, Monkey, Oppoasum Muffa and Setts, goir
cheap at this Special sale. Fur Trimmings in all
widths and kinds. Fur work of all kinda guaranteed first class
Sign of the Red Glove, west of Market Square.
FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH. DINNER. AND ALL TIMES.
THE HEALTHIEST AND THE BEST.
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fiRAXCI JOC'SS, CXIO.V SQUARE, KEW YORK'.
A. J. SMITH & SOIST,
FULL LINE OP
Mantles, Tiles and Grates.
Now ready for jour Inspection. Call and see our assortment and
compare our price before bujing.
A. J. SUITH & SON i
135jandm Welt Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
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