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Tin: DAILY AHOUS
jOfN W. POTTl".
Erikay. I'sriMBR 13 18H8.
A New York paper says that Retting
born coats people of the United States
$333 0HI0' annually; pelting married,
f 300 (X O.inh) ft Uin burled, $7'5.nitO,(!iM).
Tar s.s r m Fre-.
rna lbs calraco fUrsla.
oihs las s'ranv'lnl bsnnar In aorrnw n-t Ha
U'erlhs land brrr ih tariff I. tiallstha asp,
Br injury's nithinit thr p.- sslUoni .a,
Wasrs ihs blai.kus sr .aisd but -Bars lk)
Tb kaad of rati" will sarnsstly Irs
To ka-sa it) cost of lobacco snit rys.
Va nan c.f ins "ill, la Asisrir ram.
Tus Isi.d ot tba ff f raa tobsero sn rum.
Vlarielicy at Hri.
It is a liocalsr clrcumstsoce that with
1! tbe reputed superiority of th British
over tUrlr coollnsa'al neighbors la seat
BOili!p. ll loss "f life at sea In British
ships it far greater comparatively than
tli Iom of Hf Oa vessels belonging to
tbsr European, nations. In pit of all
th voluminous legislation la behalf of
better security for poor Jack which
philanthropic parliament has enacted.
mor men weot down In th year ending
June SOib Uat than In Ibe corresponding
period in 18(57. Mr. Plimsoll. tbe British
seaman's famous beosfsctnr. states the
aouual Brlliah Iom at tea at one man In
88, at compared with one man in 123 for
Germany, or in 28. far the Nether
laads, and on in 2T7 tor Nor
way. Thesa figures constitute, at the
London Times baa recently remarked, "a
graft public scandal." Tbe dispropor
tlooate loss of life on British ships, the
Timet Ihinkt, meant "either that Brlliah
teamen are far more recklctt and adven
turout or that Briliah ship-owners are far
more negligent than tboee of other mari
time nation." and it conclude! that "no
doubt the real truth liet in acombination
of these two alternative It would be in-
terctling to know the relative lots of life
on American vessels, but Mr. riimsoll
d not give it. Tbe caauallie might
rranonahly be ixpectcd to be lea than in
tbe mercantile marine of Britain, for
American merchantmen at a rule are more
substantially constructed and equipped
and it baa been demonstrated by statis
tic that they not only make faster toy
age, but that In aura an important
branch of commerce at the California
trade they mutt with fewer accident than
tbelr British rival.
May Me All.
Th Davenport Itrmorra!- Ouzette voltet
In truthful aentimcnt which a great many
will heartily endorse when it tayt'
It it bnp?d that Speaker Heed will not
allow bia hostility to tbe writ and oppo-
anion to tbe improvement of rivers and
b arbor to go as far as to punish one of
tbe leading representatives from the west.
We refer lo lien. Thomas J. Henderson,
of Illinois, whose fourteen yeart in con
jfres. wboae former position on the com-
milttu, and whose ability cleaily entitle
Lira to the chairmanship of the coinn.it
tee oo rivers and harbors.
A Washington apecUl to vestcr. lav's
Chicago Trihuxt tbua alludes lo tbe situ
"(juiet talk is heard among western
rue mlier regarding an alleged Intention
of Speaker Reed not to make Oen. T. J.
llenderann (U) chairman of the
river and harbor roromittin. (Jen.
Henderson by long service, by committee
precedence, and on everv other cround
is entitled to tbe place. Tom Btvne, of
1'encsj-lvsoia. who might have claimed
it as a part of the spoils of the victorious
fortes io the tpeakcrshlp fight, took a
place on tbe way and means, and dc
eland that he Wanted no obstacle put in
tbe way of Gen. Henderson. Still tbe
suggestion is thrown out in some quar
ters that Illinois, having several good
cbairmar-tiips already conceded to her.
must let go of something A member
who i supposed to know tonietbing of
tbe speaker Intention. a!d that the
only ground for assuming that Gen. lien
dersou would Dot be chairmsn of river
and Lsrhort Wat the fait Mr. Heed had
not yet got around to nmkiog up that
How lo V" I lis tVlntl.
"Did on ever ttir wtml "
"S the ".iinl"
"Yes, tliut s w l.ut I aul 1. bl-l Vou rver
mm the win.i sl;-.J n rai.'ht-iiioii, who was
standing on a Huff of the HijLIuikU watckv
uia,' tti t lit aiant on th 1. .w.-r hay.
"'u. I v retvifr at-n the wirel." re,ii hia
"Well. Ill tell ..u h..w Ton umy. Take a
p.aheti uiwTuliic urtH-i tA tiTo letit or morr,
wtlh a r.riik'ht edv, a iarif bandaitw witi
nme tli purpiM Slea a wuidy day,
Lather h t or eolj, cl.nr or cloudy, otilv tot
it not ra n or thr air U murky iu othnr
worda, let tho air omlry. Hold this uiotai
lio surfwe a: niit anrh'S to the win.l 1. . ,
If tha Wind la north, hold your urfa.ct mui
iiihI Kwt uii J iiiuliim it at mi angle of Vi
legs , so that the mud, rnkijii:. I'laucn and
Ouwa over the el. Now aijht rarnfully
oer tlia at uuio mull but clearly de
fined ol.J t, and you will the air fluw
or a- water flow uvi-r a iIhiu "' H.lou
t.aitfd ft MKotw dMrfi !.
Tler imnii to on a cu-.t nrnoti ahops as
auiotiK people, a sort of noblesse oblige thut
pertitim to i-rrtaiii more wU as to certain
peraons At a well known Jeweler's and ail
vvrwilth it I'wna of the i-anonsof th bouna
li.it to urie sulea Aiau waa buying a acarf
plnthet the o'her uT; tlio variety shown
cunfiiwd him. and he bmtatvd amoiig .
Which aru your uovsltiaar" he finally
asked the cli-rk.
"They are all new no Kit," wua the reply.
"Tina in ritther ffi tie," next hnzardvd
the lllideiidt.-d ilntoniet.
There wbj. i,u reN,rm. A little nettled tb
buyer continued. "You don't aeeiu to bavt
any preference. "
"I bejj your purjuii," replied the clerk
courteou.il v, "( ure not ullowed to Influence
a customer 'a c hoice or pre tba goods In auy
way. We ara hero to show them ouly."
New York Sun.
Tlia piewnt rulers of th various couutriea
lu Europe are. as follow,; Austria-HuiiKary,
fVaua Je,,h J; Lelflum, Leopold II; Den
mark. Christian IX; franco, Maria F. Sadi
I'arniFf ; Uermuny, Wilbelin II; Greut Brit
ain. Victoria I; Gnvi-v, Uoirgiii I; Itajy,
UumU-rt I; Neth-rlan Is, Willem III; fortu
gal, Luial; lUiiinuuim, Karl I; Rusaia, Alex
ander III; swin. Alfonso XIII; Sweden and
Norway. (k.r II; sw iterland, Emilo Welti;
Turkey, Ahoul Hiunul II.
A few duvs ao a quevr old codger Id a
town u Itboda Island drew bU fM.WIU out of
a local Lauk because ha dreamed that th
bauk was going to hurst. A large crowd aa
eemblftil to guy bim uud call lum acraug,
but be drew it out Just tbe same. Kext day
th bunk went sky blgb, aud th way the
folk stopped laughing produced an awful ti
tnZ """" und. Detroit Free
These Cata Could Op a, Hour.
Dr. U. B. Shank, of Lansing, Micb.,ownd
a cat that bad learned to open th doors that
war secured th , 1-tcn nd bU b(r d,
w-audanta Inherited th earn peouilartty;
wbUe another family of cata, bronght np with
.m ' "ot ,b uic' altbooglj they
had sufficient UiteUigenc to ask th aaalsV
anos i of their niur expert friend when they
wanted a door opened.-Detroit Tribune.
A a 1 Blacky Maw.
Widow-My husband waa killed In rail
road acrid-tit, but be had tutted hlraeeU la
an accident i-oniriny bafor. mtUng out OB
111 Jouruey, and I got J,0OO.
TravsUiig Man a Wifbo doe my John
always insure himself before starting out; but
If aU nonsense, I tell bim, for ae nerer bad
any luck In his life. Exchang.
A hen often wean a set look on her
HOUSE K EE PlNQ ON THE COMBINA
Ce-opermtlTe Ijsaedrtea la Teneanenle Are
Weeasaa fwl Why Kbsnlil Not tke Saase
llss Wsrk wlin Kllrhena? 4'naapertanM
Retail aad Wbnleaale I'rteea.
The first auKgeetton of co-oarativ bouasv
kniinK aa a aihitioti for nmny domentio diffl
cultlea was mad nearly twenty years ago by
a New England woman, Mrs. Meluaina Fay
Plarca, who puWiabed a errn-s of article under
that title in Tb AtUnUo Monthly, to 18BS,
and afterward collected them into a volume.
Mr. Tierce baa. In her little hook, aotn
sharp thin its to say to women. The wrongs
and oppression of women, of which to
miK'h la heard In these lator days, are. In
larr measure, due to the very fact of her
baring failed to keep atep with tb tendency
of modern civilisation, bhe has learned no
lessons of organisation aa to her laloror
methods of Bendlng th money which tb
man earns for th support of tb family.
ctino is la rob una.
Her Is an ll'uatrativ case: A family of
three grown women and four children in
Brooklyn earned fin a week. Tbelr food
coat them (it a week, or M cents a day, and
nnoatated of three daily meals, of which two
war composed entirely of tew, without milk
or siifrar, and bread without butter. Tbe
third was of potatoes, meat and pie. At on
of tb cheap restaurants, tb owner under
took to feed Ave longshoremen for 11. AJ a
day, and gar thein for breakfast two cup
ot coffee (with milk aud augar) apiece., bread
and butter, potatoee and two rgc each.
Dinner Consisted of roast lieef, soup with
vegetables ami barley, potatoes, bread and
pudding. Hupper was of steak, potatoes,
onions, bread and butter and tea. This waa
using tb most expeusiv kinds of meat,
roast and steak being f.tr more costly than
meats for boiling and stewing, providing for
th appetite ot luUirin; men, and taking
luto calculation th restaurateur's profit on
his business, tbe ct of rent, coal, servico
and general plant; yet it Is not all this
double what it coat to feed In th meanest
way three women anil four childreu. Tb
difference is, to a great extent. In tb advan
tage to be bail by th purchase of food In
quantity; for the tenement house poor, har
lug no place to store their purchases, buy in
Infinitesimal quantities. What this differ
ence is in tbe nier matter of purchase of th
food the following figures, collected from the
retail shop la the tenement districts, will
ahow when compared with wholesale price
Tea which Is quoted at fair and medium
qualities, the same grade that the retail deal
er! sell at fifteen and eighteen cents a pound
10 quantities sells to tb tenement house
purchasers at three cents an ounce, tbe quan
tity In which tbey usually buy it, making it
forty-elgbt cents a pound. Butter for which
tbey pay two and a half cents an ounce can
be bought by th quautity at prices varying
from ten to eighteen cents a pound. 8ugar
for which they pay ten and eleven cents is to
b had at wholesale for seven and eight. Soap
retailing at flv cents a bar can b had by th
six at about three. Starch by tb bos it
four cent a pound, and at retail eight cent.
011 is thirteen cents the gallon at retail, and
from eitfbt to nine by the barrel Molasses
Is sixty cents a gallon wholesale, and eighty
to ninety retail. Flour by tbe barrel Is from
three to three and a half cents a pound, and
at retail is fir. Lard Is, in bulk, nln cents;
at retail, thirteen. Rice is nine cent whan
tiought by the pound, six when purchased by
the barrel. Coffee la thirty cents a pound
when bought by tbe ounce, and from eeven
teeu to twenty -on for the same grad in
sacks. Turnips are $1 a barrel and To cent
WHAT MIGHT BE DOME.
Tbe question of price la, however, but ooe
balf of the extravagance of individual house
keeping. A knowled-e of tbe best food to
buy, aud the most nutritious and economical
method of preparing it, is far more impor
tant than th money originally spent. For
example, it is most uncommon to find among
the poorer c leases in this city any conception
of the values of soups as a cheap and pal
atable fml any idea of the superior saving
in bulled meat over roast or fried meat. Oat
and corn mee.1 will almost entirely take th
plao of meat, ar cheap and easy to cook,
agreeable, wholesome and the m.Kt attaining
of all cereal food. The Scotch and the ne
groes do the hardest of manunl lulsir upon
very little elsa than these two variethwof
meal, and are for the most part stalwart and
healthy people. Rice Is another one of the
cereals upon which hard working life can be
sustained at the lowest cost, and is also scarce
ly known among the poor of this city, al
though tb Chinese, whom the bitter compe
tition of orer population has taught the last
possible food economies, have knowu iu alu
As has lava shown, waahin; ran be done
co-operatively to the best advantage; aud
hile eookiug and marketing Would be mors
difficult to arrange satisfactorily, aud experi
ments would bare to be made, with the nat
ural mistake iucideut toa'd new undertakings,
there is no inherent reason w hy It might not
ts ma. le a working success. Some one experi
enced in feediug numbers at the lowest ptaaii
ble cost might make the o.tonu-, and tb
aim required be contributed at the end of
each week by a sufficient number of families
to make the purchase of supplies at wholesale
possible, adding a certain amount for tb
labor of th'ise preparing the f.sxl. A model
tenement might contain a kitchen with all
tbe latest conveniences of domestic science, aa
do the aforementioned laundries; aud this
could las saved out of the space necessary fiar
aitcuens in apartments, inuking them smaller.
and consequently cheaper, but at the tame
time wually spacious to the occunants.
Home one or two persons, selected for their
knowledge and ability, would devote their
entlr time to tbe work ; and, their w age be
lug paid by a hundred people, they might get
excellent remuneration fur their skilled labor,
and Jet the hundred people pay only half a
dollar a month each f.ir a conns-tent and
trained cook. In the same way their food
would be reduced in cost br the purchase of
supplies in bulk; aud. the attention of a capa-
oie penain oeing entirely concentrated Ukjw
tarketluo to lbs liaaa sdvantss. M-asmrlii;
the best aud largest amount or fajd in the
beat way for the lowest prion, the co-operative
families would gel double the value of
their money as now expended, and not suffer
the numberless Ills resulting from improperly
nurtured bodies. Elizabeth Bi.-dund In Cos-
Her Only Jewels,
lu iloulton lire a lady who has never been
carried away with the pomps and vanities of
this world. Hli never wore an article of
Jewelry, a pise of lace uor a collar around
her Deck, even In the days of courtship,
which experience she baa passed through
more than ouce, haviug Iwn married twice.
Once ouly did she become giddy enough to
wear a ribbon, and that was when she was
first married, when she adorned herself with
a bow of that material Hoop skirts and
bustles have nerer added style to her apoear
anc. Her only Jewels bar lieen of th kind
of which Cornelia boasted. Hoe has fourteen
ef these. t-ew1tnn Journal.
We offer one hundred dollar reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured bv taking Halt's catarrh cure.
P. J. Cheney & Co., Prop.,
We, tbe undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen year, and
believe bim perfectly honorable in all
buimesi trantactioni and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
WiT 3c Tbcax, Wholesale druceltU,
Waihum, KHUN & Marvitc, Wholesale
dnigglau, Toledo, O.
E. II. Yah Bcesen, Cashier, Toledo Na
tional bank, Toledo, O.
UalJ'a catarrh cure it taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucu
urface of tbe system. Price 75 cent
per bottle. Bold by all druggiau.
An amateur singer it the missing link
between a nervnua person and tbe grave.
In Ouy't (London) hospital reportt,
ot. 1. page Su6, it found the atalement:
"Simple hypertrophy (enlargement) of
tbe heart, especially of tbe left ventricle,
I found without 'valvular incompetency.
In this numerous class the cardiac it sec
ondary (a symptom) lo tbe renal affeo
Hon." This explains why Warner's Safe
Cure la effectual In cases of heart dies
ease. Il remove from the blood the
kidney acid which causes the heart dis
ease. 'The web of life wouldn't be such a
mingled yarn" if the whole civilised
world would learn as thousands already
know that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
cures colds and make sufferer bappy.
GRADY IS BOSTON.
The Atlanta Journalist Talks
for the South.
L DISCUSSION OF TEE EACE ISSUE.
New Kaflaader Told That Negro "Demi
aatloa" la Dead aad Katloaal Law Will
Not blre It Lire A a Iarltatlow for
Northerner te Take l"p Their Resi
dence la th Southland rrosres
th Negro la Oeorfta Speeehee by
( lerelaad aad Caraea;!.
Bohtok, Dee. 13 Orer 400 of tbe solid
business aaea of Boston and New England
arowded tbe specious apartment of the Ho
tel Vendome last evening on the occasion of
the annual banquet of th Boston Merchants
association. The special guests of th occa
ion wer ex President Clereland, Andrew
Carnegi, Henry W. Grady, and Hon. W. I
Putnam (of Maine). A reception was held
from S to 6 p. m., and th banquette ra tat
down to th tables in th dinlng-hall at a
littl after o'clock. Th president of tb
association, Hon. Jonathan A. Lane, pro
sided, and at hi right sat ex-President Cleve
land, H. W. Grady. Hon. W. L. Putnam,
Hon, P. A. Collins, Hon. John Lowell, Hon.
William E. Russell, and Leopold Morse; at
his left wer Governor Oliver Ames, Andrew
Carnegie, Oen. Clinton B. Fisk (of New
Jersey), and others. Beside these, at other
table wer many of th best known business
aad public men of New England and Boston,
and a large contingent of southern gentle-
Th Preliminary Addresses.
Chairman Laoe, In a brief speech, intro
duced Governor Oliver Ames, who, in a few
words, welcomed th guest of the occasion.
When he mentioned the weloome extended
to th distinguished guest from New York,
tb aaseiublage greeted the reference with
loud applause. Governor Ames then turned
to Mr. Cleveland and said: "If tha wicked
Democrat speak as well of me when I re
tire from office as Republicans now do of
you, I shall be abundantly SMtisfled." This
entiment was also loudly cheered. Wel
coming addresses were also made by Mayor
Hart and President Lane, who closed by
Introducing Grover Clereland, who was re
ceived with long continued applause, the en
tire assembly rising and cheering.
Mr. Clereland opened his address by con
trasting the elf-reliant attitude of businees
men in the earlier day with the attitude they
are now invited to assume "as dependent
upon the favor of the government and bene
ficiaries under it taxing power." He ar
gued that when any class of citizens ac
quired the habit of seeking to increase its
adrantage through the favor of govern
ment, conscience was apt to be stifled by tbe
plea that such advantage was also identical
with the public welfare. He then dwelt
upon tbe Importance of ballot reform, and
predicted that like civil service reform it
would refute the hasty criticisms passed
upon It and speedily win success.
Mr. Cleveland's address aroused great en
thusiasm and his points were frequently
greeted with crie of "Good," aud applause.
Th Atlanta Editor.
Presideut Lan then Introduced Hon.
Henry W. Grady, of Georgia, whose subject
was "The Race Problem of the f..uth." Mr.
Grady waa received with great enthusiasm.
Ha spoke for over an hour with great force
and eloquence, and hi treatment of hi topic
evidently met with th hearty approval of
his bearers, for there were frequent cries of
"Good," "Trurt," and vigoruos applausa.
A Hard Nat te Craeh.
Mr. Grady said that be was invited to dis
cus tb race problem. No missionary could
stand dta-ssj- iu need of unction and address
than be iu planting tbe standard of a south
ern Democrat in Boston. He should speak
In perfect frankness and sincerity. The
south, tbe fairest and richest domain on
earth, is so t.wntily peopled that but 13 per
cent, of Its lands are cultivated; tbe sons of
New England seek with troubled eyes some
new El Dorado, yet since 110 tbe emigra
tion of northerners to the south baa been de
creasing, because of the race problem aud
tbe suspicion it breeds. Tbe southerners
were so beset with this problem that their
very exlsteniw depends on its right solution.
I njnst Treatanewt Nrg-roe.
Replying to th charge that the south
treated tbe negroes unjustly, the speaker
said that this year tlie south raised
7,.VI0,isju liale of cotton, which euor
luous crop could not have come from the
hands of discontented labor. The uegroes of
Georgia, who twenty-Bra years ago wer
slaves, now poises JO.OUO.OUO of propurty.
Kor every Afro-American "agitator iir
ring strife' he could show a thousand ne
groes happy in their cabin homes and with
their ohildrun in the bools, Hinc 115 tb
south has spent t l-J-'.OOU.ono in education and
this year is pledged to :i?.UOO,0JU more, al
though th blacks, paying 1-90 of the taxes,
get nearly one-half the fund. In tha south are
negro lawyers, tuachers, editor, doctors,
prsaohar. multiplying with th increasing
ability of their rao to support them. In the
court th negroes have a distinctly butter
showing on account of their color.
IUKrdrr aad Violence Misjudged.
It Is admitted that there is disorder and
Violence, trtit It is misjudged. Lawlessness
In Iowa is accepted aa an accident, while
that in the south is ascribed to racial causes.
Tb black will cast a fro ballot whan ignor
ance any wher is not dominated by th will
of the intelligent. The white ar banded,
not In prejudice, but of necessity. Tbe ne
gro remains an ignorant and credulous fac
tion, th prey of the unscrupulous of both
parties, and plays a part in a campaign in
which every interest of society is Jeopard
bjed and every approach to the ballot-box de
bauched. Against such campaigns a this
the southern whites ar banded, as Vaasa
chusetta whites would be in similar circum
stances. Comparison of Vote.
In reply to the cWleug aa to th alleged
sinallness of th southern vote. Mr. Grady
said that tb Sixteen southern stale in
lt cast 67 per cent, of their total vote;
Uw six Mew F.nglenil ate. tea, but OS per oeat.
of their. The negro haa learned that th
ballot-box which promised him most, ha
yielded bun least, and at last baa realised
that his best friends are his neighbor, with
whoa properlty hi own is bound up.
Intelligence Mast Rule.
It would be well if northern partisans
would understand that th negro vote can
nevar again control the south. If there he
any human force which cannot be withstood,
it is that of the banded intelliguuce and re
sponsibility of a free community. Upon that
the south relies, not upon the cowardly men
ace of mask or shot-gun. Force bills will
not avail Th north may surrender its lib
erties to federal election law, but never
again will a single state, north or south, be
delivered to th control of an ignorant and
inferior race. Time alon can toll bow th
problem presented will be solved.
The Solution of tha Problem.
Tbe speaker believed It would be solved by
the people most bound in honor to it olu
tion. lis asked of hi hearers: "First Pa
tience, out of this aloue can come perfect
work ; seoond confidence, in this alone can
you Judge fairly; third sympathy, in this
you can help us best; fourth give us your
tout aa hettagat, that they may help to swell
tbe Anglo-Haaon current until It can carry
without danger the black infusion; fifth
loyalty t" the republic, for there is sectional
ism lu loyalty as In estrangement. Glv us
the broad and perfect loyalty that loves and
trusts Georgia allk with Maavacbuaettae
that know no south, no north, no east, no
west, but endears with equal and patriotic
love every foot of our soil, every state of our
Loud cheers greeted th speaker as be sat
Carnegie rempllmeat Cleveland.
Mr. Andrew Carnegie waa then introduced.
Prior to entering upon th discussion of
bis topic be paid a high compliment to
Mr. Cleveland as one whom history would
declare had tried to do hi duty and who
possessed th respect of the entire country,
regardless of party. Ha said Mr. Cleveland
had demonstrated one answer to a question
of hi own asking, "What to do with ex
presidents. " He had shown that one good
thing to do with tbe in was to invito them to
all banquets, and in this connection the
question oocuired to him, "Why not run
themagalnr To this there was a storm of
applause, with cries of "Good," That's so,"
aad renewed cheering.
Th Country's Ore at Progress.
Mr. Carnegie then proceeded to a brief ex
position of the wonderful progress mad by
this country during the past thirty years in
' "Uimerca, manufacturing, and mining,
- claring that in tb last two industrisa ah
now leads the workl. while her credit Is first
among nations. Uia addresa, which was
brief owing to the lateness of toe hour, was
confined almost wholly to statistic.
Mr. Carnegie waa followed by Hon. W.
L. Putnam, late Dsxnocratio candidate for
governor of Main, who Spoke briefly upon
merchant mar Ins and flaherlea.
THE HOCK LSI. AND
Jt FFERSON DAVIS ON GRANT.
Mis R'ply te aw Ill-Timed Reqaest from
a Beaton Paper.
Bornow, Dee. 11 When Gen. Grant lay
lying id. Mt- McGregor The Boston Globe In
struct 1 its New Orleans correspondent to
intervi w Jefferson Da via. Mr. Davis was
not aeei personally, but a faw days later be
penned the following letter:
"DBv.n Sir: Tour request on behalf of a
Boston Journalist for me to prepare a criti
cism ot Geo. Grant's military career cannot
be compued with for tbe following reasons:
"FiPit Gen. Grant 1 dying.
"See- md Though he invaded our country
with aiuthleaa, it was with an open hand, and
aafartt I know, be abetted neither arson nor
pillage and ha since tbe war, I believe,
shown M malignity to Confederates, either
of the military or civil service.
"Therefore, Instead of seeking to disturb
the qui st of hit closing hours, I would It were
In my swer to contribute to the peace of his
mind a id comfort of his body.
Si mad. "Jkftkmom Dana."
At th Polat of a Pistol.
Ngw York, Dec. 13. A gentleman of
this d ty tells a story of Jefferson Davis
which a worth repeating. At the time that
Mr. I avis waa a member of the United
Bute senate Washington City eras beset
with footpads, who generally began on their
victim by asking for tb time or for a light
for a rigar. The father of the gentleman
referral to was also a resident at the
capital and on leaving a bouse where he had
been visiting he wanted to light a cigar, but
had n match. Seeing a gentleman ap
proach ng with a cigar iu his mouth he ad
vanced and asked him for a light Mr.
Davit, for it was he, drew a revolver from
his pot ket, cocked it, placed the lighted
cigar In the muzzle, ami with the words
Certa nly, sir," presented his battery. The
light w it accepted aud the gentlemen went
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Synopsis of Transactions In the National
Was hnotow City, Dec 14 The members
of the senate are ttill introducing bills, and
much yt yesterday's session was occupied
with that business. Ingal Is offered a concur
rent retolution for a recess from Dec. 19 to
an. ft, which went over. An executive seat-on
waa held and adjournment taken to
Monda Among tbe bills introduced were
the following: To provide for aided emigra
tion fnm the United Suites of negroes in tbe
south ( libson) ; the Washington City World's
fair bil ; for tbe free coinage of silver and
Issue tf coin certificates. Resolutions: for
a national bankrupt law; for a pension to
every I onorably discharged veteran; for a
nations 1 ship canal across Florida. Peti
tion, fr Hn voters in Louisiana for a national
In tbs house Butterworth offered resolu
tions at the unanimous request of every con
gressm ui involved, for an investigation into
the Ohio ballot-box contract forgery. The
resolution was adopted. The committee in
vest iga a ng the Siicott steal reported the
fact h sTWtof ore printed in these dispatches,
and was authorized to continue its inquiry
and retort the effect of tbe steal on mem
bers' sauarien. The report censured Leedom
for cardeasneHs. A bill was introduced to
repeal tbe tax on tobacco. The house ad
Journec. till Mouday in respect to the mem
ory of Jay of Louisiana, deceased.
Tt e World's ( air M as aa Issue.
Philadelphia, Dec, 13. The National
Brickmakera' association, in convention yes
terday morning, made an effort to
select a location for their convention in li
Messrs. Purrington, of Chicago, and Miller,
of New York, entered into a lively dis
cussion on tbe subject. Tbe contest between
these two suggested the issue now in pro
gress btt ween New York and Chicago over
the Wo id's fair. When the two gentlemen
had nearly exhausted themselves Mr. Inner,
of St louis. Jocosely suggested that their
eloquence was very dxlightful to liten to,
but wouldn't amount to anything, since H
Louis would stt-p in and capture lioth tb
Brlckm tkers' convention and tbe fair. The
settlement of t'ue question was finally re
ferred ti the executive committee.
Adrift la tbe Hroad Atlantic.
Ntw York, liec, IX In the height ot
Wednesday's gae the Iwrk Marie was sighted
off Sandy Hook in tow or a tug. Dave Dil
lon, the agentV boatman, and Mr. Trans
gaard, tbe loerling clerk, went down tbe ty
in a snj.ll boat to trd the vessel and get
her papsrs. Tranagsard went aUwrd th
bark, but Dillon remained in the little boat,
which vas fast to the tug The hue that
held tb boat soon siiapptsi and tafore many
minute bad p.-ad I'll Ion was going out
past Ha idy Hook. That was tbe last seen of
bim. I' he made Sanity Hook light ship be
is safe, f not be is either drowned -at sea
in an oj-en boat.
v ant Any Nlckela ar Coppers
Wasm-OTOS CrTT.Dee, 13. Tbe treasury
dertnnt yesterday gave notice that 5
cent oh kel and 1 cent bronze piece will 1
furnished in tbe order of application from
the Uni ed States mint at Philadelphia, to
point reached by the United States and
connect ag extarea comaiiles, free of trans
portation charges, in sums of f3j or multi
ples the-eof, upon receipt and collection by
th supe-iutendent of that mint of a draft
on New York or Philadelphia, yable to
3RIVEN TO EMIGRATION.
Villainous Methods of Aaatriaa Steam
ship Agsst and Official.
PrrrsiiCBO, Dec. 11 Max Scha berg,
Austro-'.iungarian consul at Pittsburg, ex
pect to receive orders from the government
of Galicia to collect evidence and probably
forward witnesses for tbe trial of 300 gov
ernment official who ar charged with mak
ing com non cause with certain steamship
and rail ray line In forcing about S5.0XM
men, wi men and children to emigrate to
America. Thee government official, some
of them of high rank, received a bonus for
each em grant transported. Treason waa the
favorlta ch rest on which the bee da of Tam
il were frightened into i""g their hum
ble hora and fleeing th country. About
15,000 o these people have coma to Pitts
burg within the past two yeart, and th
majority ar working In th Connellsville
coke reg ion.
Want to Oct Rid of tha Negroes.
Wasbisotow CItt, Dea 13. Gibson of
Loulsiat a has introduced a bill hi the senate,
which is presumably his solution of the negro
problem It appropriates 5,00U,0U0 and pro
vide Unit th head of auy negro family (or
for hln-tdlf if not married I way make an
applicat on to the nearest United States rom
mimiouer under oath, setting forLh tbe fact
that he (leaires to emigrate to a f ureign coun
try for rmaueut rmideuce and citizenship,
and that be is too poor to pay the cost of
transput tatlon. A certificate of the state
ment shidl be forwarded by tbe commissioner
to the quartermaster general of the army,
who tha 1 thereon furnish to the applicant
the neceaary transportation by the cheapest
Aa Englishman Among Savages.
PokTi AMD, Me., Dec. 13 Cap t. William
Good wit, of the bark Tewksbury L. Hweet,
which wsa Wrecked in the Caroline islands
last Apr 1, arrived yesterday from Ban Fran
cisco. I e tell a thrilling story of th wrack
and subsequent adventures. Fur several
months tbey lived with savages on Posset
island. There they found an Englishman
named C harles Irons, who was living in
savaga sate. He had seven wives, and was
"prime minister" of the island. It waa
through the good offices of Irons that Capt,
Goodwin and his crew were laved.
Thut Dodgevllle, Wis., Captar.
CaiCA'io, Dec 13. Neither Chief Hub
bard nor Lieut Elliott take any stock In tbe
capture of an alleged Cooney "the Fox" at
Dodger ills, Wit. They get similar dis
patches tvery day. Th ouly mors made by
them in th matter thus far is to bars plot
urea of Cjoney sent on. These have arrived
at Dodgsville and (luce getting them the
sheriff there seems more positive than over
that his prisoner is Cooney.
A Wealthy Mas Missing.
PsULAl stLTBS, Dec. IS Joseph O. Dit
maa, pre Aden t of the Quaker City National
bank, disappeared In a mysterious manner
Wednesday evening and Is supposed to be at
th botton of the Schuylkill canal, a abort
distance south of tbe falls bridge. Buidda
Is suspected, but no causa for such an act can
be assign at, aa ha was worth half
and all h s relations were of the happiest.
Rem Itest ha a Demoeratle Victory.
CxuCAi o. Dee. IU The election yesterday
for draiasg trustess resulted in the electioa
of the dtisans' ticket and three of the Candi
da tea on th Democratic ticket. The ctti
asos' tick t was made up of two Democrats,
throe He ubllcans and one 1 bor-Demoorat.
Tbisglvei practically six Democrats and
thro Be oblloam o tbe boprd.
AllQUS. FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 1889.
A Point Reached Where Ac
tion Is Necessary.
THE TIME TOS TRIFLING 18 PAST.
A Legal Limit to Delay la Catting to
Work The Demoeratle Senators Will
Irobably Either Qualify or Keslgn A
Proceeding That Will Bend Two Sets
of Senator to the National Capital
Favored by Democrat.
Hiutif a, Mont, Dec 13. The deadlock In
the senate bat reached the stage where some
thing must be dona Under the territorial
law, which still holds, members of either
branch of the legislature must take the oath
and enter Uion their duties within thirty
days after the date set for tbe meeting of
tbe body of which they are members, or their
ofilue becomes vacant and tbe governor may
order a new election. This thirty-day limit
has now expired and th seats of the Demo
cratic senators who have not yet qualified
are under the law vacant.
Will Either Go In or Resign.
Yesterday afternoon a conference was held
between the Democratic and Republican
senators, and the former agreed that on
Monday morning they would go into the son
ate or resign. Tbe latter will probably be
tbe course taken, as if tbey go In with the
Republicans the latter can then go into
Joint session with the Republican house and
elect two United States senators. There are
only one or two Democratic senators who ad
vocate the policy of qualifying while tbe
live Republican members from (Silver Bow
are allowed to tit in the Republican house,
and they will undoubtedly be guided by the
Tbe sentiment of the Democratic party,
senatorial cadidatee and all, is againxt the
Democratic senators helping to organize tbe
senate until the Republicans surrender. So
strong is this feeling that it seems scarcely
probable that any Democratic senator will
dare disobey and thus aid the Republicans or
ganize. The Democratic memliers of tbe house
and senate were in caucus several hours last
night planning a line of action. All along
the Democrats have expected some of the
Republican legislators would leave the Re
publicans and go into the Democratic house.
A IXnble Delegation of Senators.
Now that there seems to be no possibility of
a break, the question the Democrats are con
sidering is, shall our senators take the oath,
and when tbe Republican senators go into
joint session with the Republican house shall
our senators likewise go into session with the
Democratic bouse and elect two senators!
Then each party will send two United State
senators to Washington City, but only the
two Democrats will take cert itica tee bearing
the governor's signature. The argument it
made that if the Democrats resign and go
home it will not prevent their opponents
from sending two senators to Washington
City, while if they qualify and also send two
senators it will bring the case before the
Unite.! States senate. -
A shooting Affair In Which One Man la
NEBRAsgA Citv, Neb., Dec. 13. George
and Joe Hess were crossing the farm of a
neighbor named Fielding Hall, north of this
city yesterday, over a road which he had
closed, when Hall and his wife came out and
ordered them to turn tiack. Joe Hess drew
a revolver and fired once at Hall and twice
at his wife without effect. Hall got his shot
gun at tbe bouse, and returning discharge.!
one barrel into George Uesa, inflicting a
dangerous wound. He fired tbe other at
Joe, but the lattor took refuge behind his
pony, ami the animal received tbe charge
intended for bun. The Hess boys went
home. Joe got a friend heavily armed, and
is now looking for HalL Warrants have
been issued for all of the parties.
Member Are Sometime Hard I' p.
Washington Citt, Dec. 13. The report
of the committee investigating the Kilcott
steal makes one interesting fact public It
appears that it has been the custom of the
sergeant -at -arms to discount tbe notes of
ineuiU-rs, given to anticipate their salary, at
the rateol :..VI isr month on a note of (116,
- hu-h amounts to a little more than 10 per
cent, per anuum; that tbe amount of dis
count received hy Mr. Iaaedoin from the 4th
of September, 1S?IS, down to Is -, 5, 1-SSH,
was il,o!i, ax appears from the books kept
by Mr. Siicott. The rejiurt intimates that
Leeib in sometimes used government funds to
make these discounts.
.lumped to His Death W hi! Asleep.
CoLi-MBCn, O., Dec, 13. A special to The
Disjiatch from Lancaster, O., says: A young
man named Charles L. Crippen met a tragic
death yesterday morning. He and his father
bad a room on the fourth floor of the Tall
madge house and retired early Wednesday
night. About 1 o'clock yesterday morning
young Criprn aroused hi father by talk
ing his sleep. His father shook him to
awaken him, when with a Iwund the young
man leaped through a window that had been
left op-n for ventilation, clearing the balco
ny and alighting on the stone flagging. He
bred until yesterday morning t 7 o'clock.
Two Bu) s Drowned.
RtKUhBLBO, Wis., Dec. 13. News was re
ceived here yesterday afternoon of the
drowning of three boys John Martin, Am
brose Donnelly and Bert Sheldon. Tbey
were skating on the river when the ice broke
and Martin fell in. Donnelly rushed to tbe
assistance of his drowning companion, and
be too was drawn under the ice. Sheldon
also tried to save his companions and be
shared their fate. Two ar dead, but Don
nelly w as resuscitated.
Censured Governor Flfer.
Drusarnui, Iu., Dee. 13. Tha State
Orange yesterday adopted a resolution cen
suring Governor Fifer because he did not
appoint a farmer ca the railway and ware
house board. The Grange elected J. 3L
Thompson, of Will county, master and
Thomas Keady, of Peoria, secretary.
Went Hack on th Brotherhood.
Pm-SBCRO, Dec. 13. George Miller and
Jake Beckley, member of the old Pittsburg
league, who signed with tb Flayers' league,
have been signed by the Natioual league to
play in the Pittsburg club,
haa Balllst Ewing Married.
SavahxaH, Oa., Dec. 13 William Ew
ing, captain of tbe New York base ball club,
and Miss Annie Law son MeCalg war mar
ried last night. Mis McCaig i the daughter
of an ex-Confederate soldier.
Signed with tb Brotherhood.
Philadelphia, Dec. 13. Bart Canning
ham, of hut year's Baltimore ball team, and
W. J. Husted, formerly of the London,
Ont, club, have signed with the Philadel
phia Brotherhood club.
DENOUNCED THE KNIGHTS.
The Confederation of Labor at War with
Bobtoh, Dec. 18. Probably the most Im
portant business transacted by the American
Federation of Labor yesterday was the unan
imous passage of a resolution declining to
hold any nior conference with tb Knights
of Labor. A majority of the delegate were
formerly members of the K. of L., and near
ly all now denounce that organisation. One
of th delegates declared that tha knight
wer trying to swindle the farmers. Reso
lution were also adopted emphatically con
demning the formation of a political party.
Tb Eight-Hour Movement.
The subject of tbe eight-hour movement
wa referred to a committee of aevan. Th
alien labor committee declared that tbe law
was not uniformly enforced, people who
imported one or two laborers being punished,
while those importing large numbers went
free. Last night a large mass-meeting In
th interest of the eight hour movement
was held at Faneuil hall, and several ad
dress were nut da.
Gev.-Elect Campbell's Wife IU.
CincihuaTI, 0.,Dec 14 Word was re
ceived hero last night from Hamilton, O.,
that the wife of Governor-Elect James .
Campbell is lying dangerously ill at her
borne at that point. She waa taken sick
Wednesday, and has been growing worse
over sine. Tb disease from which she suf
fers is acuta inflammation.
The Meal sans Wait Have Bins.
Washisotos Citt, Dae. 18. The state
department is informed that the Mexican
government baa refused to receive E. O.
Fee bet a United Btatea consul at Piadraa
Xagraa, est acoo-nt of trouhi h bad with
Mazleaa antka-t-m wfeOs eo-sul at Paso del
Norte, during t-i lst
The Gas Stokers Inaugurate
a Big Strike.
THREATS OF SOCIAL REVOLUTION.
Public Sympathy Against th Strikers
and Plenty or Men to Take Their
Places Th Coal Porter Kettle Their
Difficulty by Arbitration That Amer
ican Move on Cuba Resented Kroww
lag th Poet Dead.
London, Dec 13. The gas stokers have
issued a manifesto declaring that the employ
ment of soldiers to directly or indirectly as
sist the gas comanies, or to interfere with
the strikers in their contest with tbe masters,
will inevitably result in social revolution.
All th Mtrikrrs Are Out.
The first shift of malcontents having quit
work, trouble was expected when the second
shift went out this morning. There was no
trouble, however, but that doesn't insure
peace for any length of time. Tbe company
Is engaging other men in the provinces. It
offers a bonus of 2 for the first week and 1
a week for each succeeding week during tbe
strike in ad.Ution to the regular wages.
Many of tbe newcomers are as desperate
from want of work and consequent hunger
and exposure as the strikers can possibly be
from brooding over thitir grievances and the
refusal of the comiwny to redress them, and
a riot between the two elements must result
in injury to many if uot promptly quelled.
Strikers lrk Public fcympathy.
The public sympathy which was lavished
upon the dock laborers in their greet strike
is entirely lacking in the present struggle,
and there is also an entire absence of the
symjiat hy shown by the liee on the former
occasion, Iu these circumstances the 5t)0
policemen who are surrounding the gas
works may be depended upon by the com
pany to show the strikers no mercy if they
attempt by force to prevent the new men
from going to work, and the latter may also
be reliud upon to protect themselves, if it
shall become necessary for them to fight.
A Coal Porters' Strike Averted.
A conference was held at the mansion
house yesterday afternoon between Sir Mark
Wilks Collet, Sir John Lubhork, and Lord
Mayor Isaacs, acting as arbitrators and rep
resentatives of the gas coniaiiicH and their
employee. The conference resulted in an
amicable arrangement of the existing
troubles, and a general strike of the coal
porters is thereby averted.
Cuba Is Not for Sale.
Madrid, Dec, 13. The papers here mani
fest a great deal of irritation at Senator
Call's proposal in regard to Cuba, and
roundly denounce it The Epoca says: "This
is a mad idea, and it cannot be that any one
in Washington take it seriously. Even if a
republic were established in Spain she would
not consent to the separation of Cuba.
Spain is resolved at all hazards to maintain
tbe integrity of tbe national territory, and
political divisions do not exist thereon."
Don't He Too Sure, Senor.
Madrid, Dec. IS. Senor Otstelar said in
an interview yesterday that the events in
Brazil had been no surprise to bim. He be
lieve the example will be followed in
Portugal, sooner or later, but not in Spain,
because in Spain the regent, during the
king's minority, keeps liberal ministers in
office, and has allowed Sagasta to establish
Further Trouble la Crete.
Athens, Dec. 13. Advices from Canea
state that Chakir Pasha is disarming the
Christians as fast as possible, while tbe out
rages by Turkish troops and officials increase
rather than diminish. Several Cretan chiefs
are here organizing for a general rising of
the oppressed people of Crete, which the lat
ter will a eh vuie as a moans of their deliv
erance. Mtauley oa Kast Africa.
Zanzibar, Dec. 1;!. The British-India
Steam Navigation comiiny yesterday gave a
luncheon to Henry M. Stanley, on hoard the
steamer A raws Ha, which has rrrived here
as tins pioueer veel in the service Is-tneen
'jrewt Britain aud Ft Africa. Mr. Stan
cy made a swL, in which be predicted tbe
.-apid growth and prosa-riiy of Kast Attica.
American Money In tleruiso Polltiea.
I-ONDttN, Dee. 10. The Socialists of Ger
many are vieiug with the Nntioiial Ixwguers
f Ireland in the amount of funds tbey are
receiving from Ibeir tirethren iu the I'uited
States, much of the sikvs , achieved by the
Socialists in the recent elections haviig been
secured by the ex?uditureof money contrib
uted from America.
Influewsa Closes the Cuurts.
Bkrun, Dec. 13. The influenza is spread
ing through the country. The adiiiinistra
tion of Justice in the courts is sus-nded 1
cause all tbe Judge are down w ith the epi
demic. It is proposed to close all the
schools, especially at Dantxic, where at
least half the children are affected.
The Haythen Turk and the Kagle.
LovpOJi, Dec 13 Tbe American legation
at Constantinople baa decided to demand the
trial of Moussa Bey for tbe murder of a mis
sionary. Death of the Poet Hronnlng.
Venice, Dec. 13. Koben Browniug, tbe
poet, died at 10 o'clock last evening His
leath was painless.
Seems to Hav Gotten HI Deserts.
A vox: a, Wia, Dea 11 This place was the
scene of a tragedy late Wednesday night.
Thomas Folliard proceeded to the house of
Lyman DeW it t. He was denied admittance
and ordered four time to leave, but refused,
whereupon DeWitt produced a revolver and
shot Folliard three time. Death was instan
taneous. Trouble has existed some time be
tween the two over De W Itt's wife.
He Married a Baby.
Watirpord, Miss., Dec 13. William
Bailey, 25 years of age, eloped with Bailie
Wallace, the "-year-old daughter of Mrs. 8.
W. Wallace, of this place, and was married
to her at Bolivar, Tenn., yesterday morn
ing. Great indignation is manifested bare.
Both parties are under arrest at Bolivar.
Mayor Ames Dying.
MixxEArous, Minn., Dec, 13 The start
ling announcement was miulc yesterday aft
eruoon that ex-Mayor A. A. Ames was lying
fatally ill at his residence and could live but
a few hours. This statement was made by
Dr. Rockford, bis attending physician, to a
Demanding Protection for Farmers.
Harrihbchq, Pa., Dec. 13 Iu the State
Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, yesterday the
committee on legislation reported in favor
of giving farmer tbe same protection en
Joyed by manufacturers. Tbe committee on
education reported against compulsory edu
cation. The Cronln Case.
CB1CA0O, Dec, 13. Luther Laflin Mills,
who was to hav made the final argument in
the Cronln case to-day, bat transferred hi
duty to Judge Longeuecker. Mr. Mills haa
been ill for some days. Until yesterday be
waa confident that he would be able to per
form the task assigned to him, but a sudden
relapse caused bim to change his plans under
a stern ha J unction from bis physician to re
main at home.
A Model Convict. This.
Locra villi, Ky., Dec. 13 Jeff Fuson,
from Pineville, applied at tbe penitentiary
yesterday to be incarcerated. He presented
a letter of commitment from tbe sheriff of
Bell county. He was convicted last August
of malicious shooting and wounding, but tb
sheriff could not find time to bring hi pris
oner to prison. At last be trusted him to
Two Committee Meetings.
Wahhikotom Citt, Dec. 13. Th most
Important committees of the bouse thoo of
way and meaus and appropriation held
their first meeting yesterday morning and
transacted some preliminary routin busi-
uch aa appointing ub-cauuiuittees, etc
Declared for High License.
New Yosjc, Dec 11 At the regular
monthly meeting of the Union League club
last night, a resolution presented by tbe com
mittee on political reform waa adopted, de
claring ha favor of high license and pro
nouncing prohibition impracticable.
Bore She Come at Last.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec 11 The signal ob
server bar states that a cold wave, 1,000
miles wide is sweeping down from the north.
At point north and northwest of hero the
thermometer is below zero and th weatbar
is growing rapy colder.
Latest Styles and the most
lace Curtain Stretchers 1
out or rousso vrawc
Will Save yon Money, Time and Labor.
Evert Housekeeper Suollu Hays Ons;
ai.y lady can operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. IOM.
it -y'"l 1 1 1
Paruell has rcoovei ivi iroin his recent ill
ness. Navigation of the Di-luware and Hudson
canal has closed for the season.
Marshal Mahoney, of Cairo, Ilia , captured
a gang of eleven river pirates on the Missis
sippi near that city Thursday.
Edward UraiUey, of London, England,
whose writings as -Cuthbert Bode" have
gained him world-wide celebrity, is dead.
The Bell Telephone oniny has de
clared a dividend of $3 a share, payable
Jan. 15 to stockholders of record of Dec. 31.
E. N. Dickerson, the famous patent law
yer, died at Rockaway, X. J., Thursday. He
was the mot noU-d authority on patents in
The fuueral of Mrs. Scott-Lord, Mrs.
President Harrison's sister, took place
Thursday from the Church of the Incarna
tion at Washington City.
The state board of transportation of Ne
braska has ordered the Missouri Tactile to
wrmit the Farmers-' Alliance to build an
eh-vator on the railway's right-of-way.
Immense damage has been done in the
Sa-raiiiento river valley, California, by tbe
freshet in that river. Wheat lands to the
extent of thousands of acres are inundated.
Kev. lr. Keiliy, of Detroit, treasurer of
the Irish National league, Thursday cabled
$15.Jt- Dr. Kenny, treasurer of the Irish
league, for the use uf the tenants' defpnss
Julius S. liutt. a money-lender and real !
estate .l.-sl.-r of MiniH-.i.lis, Minn., was ar
rested Thursday, clmigisl with complicity
in tile alh-isl forgeries committed by J.
Iu jsissililt-explanation of the duappear
anceof l J. i.sii. . sIimt of the United
states Expn-ss oiii)iauy, at tlrund Rapids,
isthefai tth.it a .ai'keof money to the
amount of t l.i i- also missing.
Van Uuivn Hakcr. of Wheeling, W. Va.,
is serving a life sentence iu the state peni
tentiary for the uiurdcr of his wife and
mother-iu law, aiitl now the authorities have
a letter signed by "Man No. I," declaring
Baker innocent of tlie crime.
Streetor, Ills., is the latest aspirant for an
imjKjssilile light Ul ween Siilhvon and Jauk
son. The town proposes to offer a $tM,ikJ
purse in a state where the whole National
Uuard would Is? turned out, if necossary, to
prevent the fight.
The Kill who ran anav with Barkeeper
Dinhs.ni. at New Kts-lu-IK N. Y., Wednes
day, w as not eu. Sickles' daughter, but his
half-si-ier. This sort of thin is common in
the family, as two of the girl's sisters have
eloped, both with men of low standing in
M. N. Johnson, of Fargo, defeated candi
date for Unitel Status senator from North
Dakota, charges A. E. bodce. attorney for
the Manitoba railway, witii offering him
$5,0U) to permit the railway to name the
district judge, if he (Johnson) got the seua
torship. Kig strike of Alabama Miners.
BlRMI.NoHAM. Ala., lec IS. Several days
ago the trainmen of tlie iTatt mines struck
for higher wapws. Yesterday over 1,2U0
miners stopped work, demanding that the
trainmeu'a request be granted. They say
they will not run the risk of operating the
mines with green hands, aud propose to sup
port tbe strikers.
Assistant Secrrtsry Tlehenor.
Washington Citv. Dee. 13. Assistant
Secretary Tichenor, w ho has been sick for
several days, is reported somewhat better.
He is resting easily and not suffering much
pain. It is not expectvl that he will be able
to resume his official diitiua, however, for
( hicaoo. Iter. 12.
Vuotattous on the board of trade to-dsy wer
as follows: Wheat-No. S December, opened
and t-losed TfV": January. cned Tec,
closed ;h4i-; May. ois-ued KP-ac, closed NIc
CornNo. ls-ct-iuber, oiarued !c, closed
31Hc: January. c-iK-ned iT-4C, closed Klc: May.
opened Hkc, closed SV-. tints No. S De
cember, opened and rlMl ac: January,
opened Sic, closed ;i4r. May, opened and
rinsed !'. lork-Vear. opened 8.85. closed
flv so; January, opened fv.:c'l. closed Jvju;
May, osned fu.Tu, rlosert .t;t. Lard Jan
uary, 0-ued $-'.li, closed -.H71w-
1.1 ve stock. Following were tlie quotations
at tbe I'nlon Htork jurds: Hosts-Market
opened fairly active, uuh prii a baluc lower;
liKht grades, J.UU v.; rouKh pai-kina:. 13.
sUl.i.'.: mixed lots, $-'4 1 V 0"; heavy pack In;
and ahlppiiitf lots. Ut;i,t.i)a Cattle Mar
ket weak; dlaniiiK; -Xinas breves, fAUlit.V;6;
good to choice, 4.lt."4.75: poor to medium,
H3.0; i-ows. tl.aiiiA'.so; stockers and
feeders, f2.Utiia.uli Mieep Murket dull; 103
ISc lower; Xmas. 5.io.U: gsjd to choice,
H.aiul.HO; inferior to fair, t-i.'Ut.UO; Umbs,
Fmduoe: Butter Fancy Fluin creamery.
SajriSisJc per lb; finest dairy, 21 etc; packing
stock, ;wc Eiots Strictly fresh; &ic per
dot; ice house, 15j.lSr. Live poultry Hens, lie
per lb; turkeys. Sc; ducks. Sc. geese, 4.9njM
per do. Potatoes beauty of Hebron. 8S:8a
per bu. on track; common aud mixed lota, i A
S3t. Apples (Joud to fancy, $l.ilVI per
bbL Cranberries Wisconsin. i.ttS. par
Ntw York, Dec. U.
Wheat-No. S red winter December, s
do Jauuary, Mkt do February, B7ie. Corn
No. X mixed cash, 4:140; do December, iSTsjc:
do January. A; do May. 41c Oat guiet
but stead); No, If mixed cash. XWe; do De
cember, it-; do January, SJec; do Febru
ary, saw,.-. hye-DuIl. Barley-Nominal.
H.rk-Dull; uk-m, $11 (A'-UI Si for inspected.
Ird Vuiet; December. tt.lSt January fe.ai.
LiverMo k: Cattle-No market for' beeves,
dressed beef, dull; prime native side, V4 M
. Kheep and Lambs-blow, but firmly steady,
beep, t4.OU4.an 100 ; lambs, $5.s7jri
Hogs Nominally steady; 11 v bogs, f3.0Uitg.yu
V loo ,
Bay rplaad prsirvt. 8 00
ay TfnMioyi Dw $ 60.
Straw -4.00 per ton.
fotsmss is- HMMs
Oal Haft 11: aid gs.60
Oor Wsa Oak. HJK ; Hickory, e.
attractive prices combined make
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agent for above good, as well as other desirable goods, hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock lelai d
1605 Second Avenue.
Kur lined Gloves am Mitten-, Fine French Castor spring top Gloves, Russian
Calf and tine Coll skin Gloves. These Roods are just made especially
for our home trade. Very large assortment of Fur Gloves.
Robes and Trimmings of all kinds.
Ladies and Gents Fur Setle. Fur work of all kinds made to order and repair. !
Sign of the Red Glove, west of Market So
30 million Pounds
IRAMa A KATE LVUKV VI'.IR.
Willi It is the 2)ii vest and best.
Paris Exposition, 1SS9 y I 0tSDMao"2:
Ask for YELLOW WRAPPER.
FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.-
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A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
135 Rod 1,7 We.t Third Str-.i, Opp. MmorIo Tempi.. DAVENPORT-
trade a great success at
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