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l1 AKGUS " - KDIT01C RKADY DKAD."
irrimncii 2d. 18X9.
!' 3....Jnv '8plipr Reed appointed
e tbe rrtnaludvr of ihe house committees.
Tbe people of Rock fslaotl and vicinity
VA be pleas d to know tbat 0r. lien
durstio. tu made thelrruaii of the com
ml i ice on river end harbors, wbk.h placet
hlta in good position to secure rtrog.
6 It loo for the Hrnncplo rnl.
Probablt by this lime John Culver,
the recalcitrant Juror In tbe Cronin mur
Uer case, visors be bed let Chicago Herald
lone. Toe ihraia te not a, paper to be
bluffrd wj easily, especially by n crank
X tbe Culvrr strips, and It It liktly that
H will unearth tnme unpleasant trutbt to
John Culvrr and lilt ciailjutors before It
ndt Its Inrrsliifstinn.
The Peaseae Heather. Jenrwallet a.
Oralar Kvairra tbleMeralw;.
ATi.4KTA.Oa-, Deo 83. Henry W. Ora
ly. tbe famous southern editor and bril
liant orator.died at 8 50 tbie morning at bis
home la tblt city. Mr. Gredy wat one of
the moat prominent and popular leaden of
tbe democratic party to tbe tomb. lie
was editor of the Atlanta Comtitutio.
At the eaaual racquet of the Boston
Merchants' association on tbe 13ih Intt..
he and Ex-President Cleveland were tbe
distinguished speakers, Mr. Grady dis
cussing the race problem. It waa then
that be contracted a cold that catited bit
A MISFIT PETITION.
Trouble Caused by an Imagi
nary Whisky Punch.
THE TIC ifTRT TR1.ANI3 ARrcrra xtvwrraAv TMintrnTii. -
BUTCHERY IN OHIO.
i FAIB PE0HIBITI0insr8 APPEAL
Jei anil the 4'eaaatitieea.
tonder if me republicans who made
such loud claims during tbe two cam
palKDt wha Hon. W. II Oest was .can
ditate for cuDervss, tbat it wat to the In
terra t a of Rock Island to have that cert
tleman elected, dsn'l feel a littlo ashamed
of Ihrruselvcs now? In tbe Ian cam
palan It waa argued by bit friends tbat be
could not get recognition from a demo
cratic speaker on tbe floor of the bouse.
and tbat bit politics were a bar to getting
on goon committees, now it it nowT
Speaker Reed bat appointed all bit com
miners and Ueat dido t Ret a chair
nianship. while be wat only placed on
three Important comtnllteet. which bare
oo special bearing on Rock Island's In
tertills. He wat made a member of tbe
committee on mines and mining, labor
and war claims. If Mr. (i.'sl bad any inn
fluenre with tbe republican speaker or
the republican majority, he should hate
iirva pi ami oo me river and Harbor or
railway and canals and militaiy affairs
committees, where he could have looked
after the arsenal appropriations an J tbe
Miniifpin canal. It Is becoming more
apparent every day that as acongressn an
Mr. Oeat Is a (Ut failure.
HrlHaiaaHta Brate Hralra.
London, Dec. 2.1. Frank Slevln. of
of Australia, defeated Jem Smith, of Eng
land, at Drugee, IVIgluni. this morning
In fourteen rounds. Tbe encounter ended
in a row and was declared a draw.
THE ARIZONA KICKER.
The K.-pabltraa lrarraane,
Tbe narrow republican majority In the
tower oranra oi congress Is evidently de
n-riiiiiirn io ave nothing undone, ho
vvrr inramous or Illegal It may be, tbat
will Increase the party strength in that
body. The committee on elections hat
wrore it not leas than seventeen contested
eiertlon caws In which republican! are
win ttiaitumocralic representative! he
"naieu ami meir teats be given to them
mat tne niaionty, If t all, of these de-
manna win te complied with by the par
iu fiiiiumiec. icere it little room to
uoutu, iue power and tbe opportunity
,yj Kim nr iue g. o. n. to relin
iue luiiowing comprises eleven, out of
iu seventeen contests
maimer, who contests the seat of
-ti.irq m tlie JVcodiI .ll.tri. l ..f Uli-.i..
r'KMi, wat defeated bv m.inrit .t
lh. t..Mni I. 1
ivernacnait, who contents tl,P teat of
nooner in the Seventh district of Mississ
ippi, was defeated by 8 II'Ml majority.
jiiii, who contents ?t,0 teat of Catch-
ingtin Hie lUIrl district of Mississippi,
was beaten by T.llto vr.tea at the polla.
Threet, who contests tbe seat of Clark
from the Kirat district of Alabama, waa
ucreaieu oy a majority of 4. fA volet.
an inline. lin contests the teat of
lurpio io the fourth district of Ala-
oania. was defeated bv 1:1. l ia Votes
i.ton, wno contest! the seat of Phe-
lan rrom tlie tenth district of Tennessee
was ueieatru uy 8,419 votct.
Jiiiier. woo contest the seut of El
liott In the Seventh district of Mouth Car-
oiina. was defeated by 1,855 Votct.
wuLurirn, wno CODiestt the seat of
nuuot a in the Second district of Florid
was mi i. ured oy a.l3 votes.
reaiuerstone, who contests the a at of
vaie rrout ibe first disUict of Arkansas,
uiinucu vj VOte!.
tui;stoD, wb contest! the seat of
enauie in iue .ourth district of Vir
ginia, was ilu.L'ttted by ti Vi votus
fiowen, w ho contested the seat of I!u
canan in the Ninth district of Virginia,
Was (lefeatiil by !S votes.
i-uaimer. ti,e bloodv-bantled Missis
sippi renegade, i.-. a tlttinK heail If. a list so
reuoient with fraud as this. The con
tested cases named are all in the south
and will he used by the republicans to
serve a double purpose to unseat tbe
men who were legally elected, and Io fur
nish the regulation "bloody-shirt, south
ern outrage" capita! in future elections.
Demicrats hate this consolation. The
republicans have the power now. but
there is a day of reckoning coming and
ust suuh outrages as this in contempla
tion by the partisun congress tend more
to speed the .lay of itt arrival than all
else. In other words the republican
party it tlowly but surely weaving tbe
rope at the end of which it will Unally
koou manv things calculated to b
the lumber Interests at tbat point. Al
.iW We"h""r did say
The King ar l.nnilx-r Men.
Frederick Weyerluusrr was up tu Du
luth Ust week and the reporters of the
daily papers tried to m-U.- .
good manv things eal .t..i t..
""""""'"' Prolect of liulli ,nif a mill
at the mouth of the Xeniadji. and that
wuue iue time would come when a mill
wuumi oe hunt at the head of the hike to
uanuiaciure the pine io which be with
others Is Interested, and which naturally
uo. oe ouiu ttiis season and perhaps not
next. Meantime It U probably public
,u..prriy u.ai ylt. aiujser. together with
tVeverhauser ami ml,r. i
looking up the remnant f fin,t..
"" u y h northern Ps. iflc railroad in
northern Minnesota, a part of which is in
the Duluth district, but nothing baa been
conrliiitiiil .l . . .
11 nllu ue lri(Je , (1 no
means completed -Minneapolis I.umlvr.
Tha KdltorUI tlunlena hlrh a Uealaa of
lha Prvsa Ha la llrar tirarafally.
We extrar flie following limns from the
last Issue of The Arizona Kieker:
Tnxr Will. Kmiv Mohb, A combina
tion, calling itself tha Acuta lera euntiuy
of ChiraKo, K""" a show of soma sort sst
Reynold's hall Inst Fridnv nlgKt, No fraa
tickets "era sent to this oltlra. and when we
tent our half breed roller hoy ovar to tbe
manager with a noto asking him why la
Texas ha hail neglected such an Important
duty, ha returned won! that The Kicker
could kick and t banged to it We there
fora klckeil. We hired Cooper's hall for tha
nine night, gave a free dance, and the Acme
Opera company opened to an audience com
posed of tha landlord's Croat eyed boy and
two old hnlf breeds who thought somebody
was (folnu to 1st ai-alped.
There's nothing mean about us. We sim
ply want what Is due to the profession, and
what has been granted It from Uma Imme
morial. When an amusement combination
seta out to Ignore us and make us sing small,
somelwdy will certaiuly bear something drop
U-rnre getting to the top of the hilt
Not 8.tiso a Word. Many of our sub
rribera era asking why Tbe Kicker baa noth
ing to say In favor of either of tha local tick
ets now in the Held. There are two reasons,
first, beou- we were not nominated on
either ticket; ami, scoodly, because a bigirer
gang of rascals were never op for ofBoa. We
wanted to run for mayor. It is no use being
over modmt about such things. We are bat
ter ntted for tbe position than any other man
In town. The ofllce should bave been glad to
seek us. It didu't do so, and so we sought It
Weshould have Mlied the position with credit
to all, but the gangs wanted a tool, and so
they noinlnob-d Doo Burrows and Hank
Jonas to head the two ticket. Neither of
these men will ever serve. Within one month
we will have both of them back at Joliet to
serve ont their unexpired sentences.
We have bean warn that we must coma
out and support otie licet or the other, or go
to tha walL Begin your wall business, gen
tlemen, as soon as you please. When you
down us you hurt got to beat a grand aKre
gatlon of newspaper, grocery, fsad store,
harness shop, butcher shop and knittrns; fac
tory, all under one roof, presided over by one
bead, aihl each doing a Que businesa.
Not Jrav Vit Tha Tom Cat Silver
Milting company sent us a certillcata of stnek
of tha faca value of ."00 last wewk and asked
us io euitoriuuy mer 'on the fact that tha
mute would prove one of the greaUstt tmnmn-
of tlie a,?e for Investors. Weeontcoa-
rlMitiotisly do it yet. We want to wait
bile and a whether we are to be assessed
on tha stuck or not, ami we'd like to hear of
omeouewhn has received a dividend. We
Usui to hike everything iu silver stock that
came alonic, and pun up their old swindles
without stmt, but we have made a change of
i in mis respect, vt a round that a com
pany which would beat tta puMic would also
Tutv Took Exckpthisj. -Tall Bill, of tha
Cam Snloon. Ohm (Jaorne, of tha A reads
loker Kiinriis, and I-ovrlr Jim. nf th hi
front Hmk of Iniquity, took ex-eptton to our
kindly remark In last week's iu that whiske
and poker were trying to run the town, and
they laid for us accordingly, tin Friday af
ternoon we were examining the carcass of a
big jackass rabbit killed over In the irulch hv
Bam Andrews, and on exhibition in front of
Iaviaas' butcher shop, when the three worth
lea above named approached and irnit1ml
their Intention of rooking our goose. We
had them covered by our tun iu II va seconds
and we held them in line with bauds up for
full Ave minutes as an exhibition. When
they bad been disarmed we allowed them to
We don't claim to own this town, and we
never set out to run It, but we propose to
talk in plain F.nglUb on all tubiecta and
guard the public interests to the best of our
ouiry. If the three parties named do not
subside at once, we shall encourage a crowd
to turn out with a rono some frnatv avenlnv
and pull their heads chock up against a limb.
u ciTlt.L I.rvx A Nebraska subscriber
writes to Inquire If there is anv other waeklr
published in this burg. There is. We have
chattel mortgage on everrthlntr but tha
red headed, cross eyed, lop shouldered coyote
who edits It, and can clues hlin up at any
minute; but we let him run on in order ta
keep him off the town. Wt rather like bis
audacity as well. He prints 1S0 conLee. nma
of which can be read on account of the poor
press work, and yet he claims the larreat cir
culation In the known world. He knows we
own the very chair be tits in, but yet he de
votee four columns each week to abusing us
i es, he still lives, coor old mif,,rtnnt
But we era going to give him rone fur tha
winter. If he waa bounced out lia t,i i it 1. 1
have to run f.tr the legislature. Ietroit Free
speaker Ree4 Complete tha Delicate
Job af Coastrnetlag the Committees
oae af tha Western:. Who Will
Miape l.t;l.lat low Notable Con Amo
tions Kendall's Crt Ileal Health -Stanford's
Christmas t.lfle Tha Itoa.e
Beats the Record Capital Bod set.
Washimotom Crrr, Dec. 2a Mrs. Harri
son hi deluged with letters about that his
torical whisky punch which she did not give
to the Pan-American delegates a couple of
months ago, but which many temperance
ptople are bound to believe she did A
peclmen letter recently received by Mrs.
Harrison runs like this:
"Can It lie possible that tha contents of
this slip of paper is true! I cut it cut of a
little paper named The Journal I could not
bring myself to think It is truer ! But if it
, then, oh. Mr Harrison, stop and
thluk of. what an awful mUake you
have made by putting the bottle to your
aela-hhor's mouth; just to think that you.
with your honored huslwnd, were placed at
the bend or our nntion for what . purpose!
Was it. oh! was It. tit deal out deetli and
damnation to your fellow Mugs who. with
yourself, were created in the image of (kxl?
I feel a if the name of Harris-ut i polluted.
( bad a dear brother of that name who
would bave died for the cause of teinict-unce,
I am glad that he la not alive to know that
such an awful disgraceful act look place
in theexecutivo mansion!!'
"Ixk hack iii-.u the lovelv example
which Sirs. Hayes left you, and in the nutne
f Uod, Who has said "Be ye clean who bear
tbe veesels of the Lord." an. I in the name,
snd for the sake of. siitr.-ring Immunity do, b
so let it be tlie last. I'anlon me if you con
sider my latuMiae tooMroug. but you know
nothing of the real, intcn.-c agony whicb
mothers, w Ives, st-ters and children endure
by this awful trmV ! !
"Will you. oh, will you still continue to
make drunkards, while you rend iu your
Bible Mint Co drunkard sh'ull enter the king
dom of heaven. I leave this with you, take
it to the bird in prayer. I aut your f rteud.
"1'lense excuse this soiled paper, I citunot
flud a clean one."
NAMED THE COMMITTEEMEN.
, Cordova, Dec. 23.
ujTt T,e,W Tislt ,n LeC1-lr dur
ing tbe holidays.
Mrs Pepper has returned from her ei
ten.led visit to Morrison.
The dance at Mr. Forsytbe's Wedoes
day night was a decided success.
Miss Mubel Hhannon. of I.eClaire.
Co" UX We,:k Tl,iliD 0rc
Mrs. I). T. Hire .n,l II. .1. .,..!..
m It - -eass IIIKD UBUKUICI,
"resingion. Mouth Dak.. Is
wiiu bur parents. Mr
Mrs. Jt. C.
On Ust Monday occurred the funeral
of the youngest cd f Mr. ,nd Mr.
Homer Metzg.r. Mildred, tbe oldest, 1.
now sick wltb .carlet fever.
JohnSwIler has started a barbershop
in he bouse owned by Grant Simpson,
nd bs. pul up , preUy Ruod lo ae
we, 0f , Rlle p,nteJ ,0 re , b,
Wo.N'T I.axc Ituni. I
. I , , , - . lu uiUCI
baieo 'I H ' Pia Will not do
ln.pos.ibi hues. It. proprietor, tell
Plainly ,h.t lt b., Jon. f
nT.,.kUrCM.f "n,itione.l reliability,
from ln.,0?i UMkij ,f T0U ufr-rli
promoted 1 r."" r nciioa cud
of Tn ., 1 'mp"re blood OT to
.uranceh1?0' 'htTt l
A California Paper re,aU!1 ,h.t ftftef
rainstorm many people of
VIII1D. Calavarss .
and in th T Pk'C,VD Up old ,n -nd
la the shallow streams.
..r ,-.-ui. ruirs oi i lie various countries
iu i:uros uro as follows: Austria Hungary
Krunx Joseph I; Belgium. Leopold II; Tj,,'
ntnrk. lin,nun IX; Krsu.-.. M.rv. p.
c.rw, 11-Tin.nT, Wlll,lm H;Urent Brtt-
iiin, Victoria 1; (Jr w, Ueoriiet I; Italy,
Uumlwrt I; Netherlnnds. Willem III;I'ortu
gul, Luis I; Koimmniit, Karl I; Russia, Alex
ander III; rljsun, Alfonso XIII; Hwedcnand
Nurwitr. (tM.-ar II; MvritMTlnuil. Entile Welti:
Turkey, Ahuiil-Haimd II.
Then It NtopiwU.
A few days ago a itueer old e.-r in
town in Rhode Ilund drew his '.".WW out of
a Us?al bank because he drenuesl that tha
uiuk was going to burst. A large crowd
eemoieii to guy hint and call hint a crank,
but he drew it out Just the same. Sext day
the bank went sky high, and the way the
luiux stopped Hugh lug produced an awful at'
lence fur ten miles around.-iJetrolt Frw
These Cats Could Opea ltoors.
Dr. H. B. Shank, of Lansing, Mich., owned
a cat that had learned to opeu the doors that
were secured with a latch, and all her de
scendants Inherited tbe same peculiarity;
wuue aooiuer lamuy or cats, brought up with
them, did not lenrn tbe trick, although they
bail sufficient intelligence to ask tbe assist
ance of their outre expert friends when they
-iu-u a uuur openeu. ueiroii j rll'Utie.
An lolurkr Man.
" Wow My husband was killed lu a rail
road accident, but be had insured himself la
an accident company before setting out on
hut journey, and I got 3,(M.
Traveling Man's Wife So dues B,w J.J.n
always insure himself before storting out; but
It's ail nonsense, I tell bim, for be uever bad
any lurk in bis life. Exchange.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
r. J. CncitET A Co., Props.,
We, the undersigned, have known v
J. Cheney for tbe last fifteen yean, and
ucuoTe nim perfectly honorable In all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
w Tiujax. Wholesale druggists.
Waldiri, Kinnan & Marvih, Wholesale
druggist. Toledo. O.
E. H. Vak Hoists, Cashier, Toledo Na-
nonri uana, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure is taken Internall.
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Price 75 cents
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Call early and avoid tha rush at n.rt
& Babnsen't great disnlav of w.nt
toilet and goods forthe parlor.
Partial List of Hnaaker Heed's Kelertloas
for Mlandina; Committers.
Washington City, IVc. -ja. Th iuipn--tnt
bitsiiii-sH transacted in the house Satur
day was the anouiu-ement of the standing
committees by Speaker Rowl. The chair
men an.1 members of the important commit
tee from Iowa, Wm-ousln, Michigan, In
diana and Illinois are given below, except as
to tbo-e already announced in these dis
patches. The first name on each commit tee
la that of tlie chairman:
Elvers and Harbors Henderson of Illinois,
Clark or Wisconsin. Nt..pl.iioti of Michi
gan. Banking aud Currency Itorser of Ne
braska, Kliively of Induina. Wike of III..
noK I'onger of Iowa.
Coinage. Weights and Meu-iire('oiig(.r
of Iowa, Taylor of Illinois. Bland of Mis
sotiri, Williams or Illinois.
IVwsions IMuuo of New York. Van
Schalck of Wisc.nsin. Hill of Illinois, par
rett of Indiana, Barwin of WsM-onsin
Foreign Affairs- Ilttt of Illlnots, t'lupman
Public Lands Payson of lllmots. Ijii-ey of
Iowa, Holman of Indiana
Irrigation of Arid Lands-Vanjever of
Immigration ami Naturalisation -Owen of
Indiana. Brewer of Michigan.
racinc lutnnsvis Ualzell of IVnii-vK ania
Mason of Illinois, Flick of Iowa, tooiwr ,,f
Levees ami Iinprovetiieuts of the Missis
siM River-Burrows of Michigan, Lawler of
Judiciary Etra B Taykjr of Ohm. fas
Wall of WisiiHisin, Adams or Illinois. IWd o
Conimen-e Baker of New V,.rk. Mason ..f
Illinot, O'Neal of Indiana, Sweeney of ..wa
Merchant Marine and Fisheries j M Kur
quhar of New York, Hopkins of Illinois
t lark or Wisconsin, Wheeler of Michuan
Fitbutn of Illinois.
Agriculture Fun-ton of Kansas, Conger
of Iowa, Alienor Michigan, Bliss of Michl
gait. Hill of Illinois. Formoi of Illiuois.
Brook-hire of Indiana.
Military Affairs Culcheon of Michigan
Naval Affairs Bontelle of Mama, Dollivei
of lows, Wheeler of Michigan.
Post Oltice and Pnat hoads Riugtiam ot
Pennsylvania, Hopkins of Illinois, Haves ot
Indian Affairs Perkins of Kansas, Ms
Cord of Wisconsin, 8hively of Indiana
Territories Htruble of Iowa, .Smith of illi
nols, Springer of Illinois.
Railways and Canals MH.'ormicL or Penn
sylvania, Cutcheon of Mlchigau, Sweeiidy of
Iowa, McC'lelian of Indiana.
Mlues and Muting Carter of Montaua.
Oest of Illinois, rttepheuson of Michigan, Mc
Cord of Wiacotisiu, Whltitig of Mtcliigau
Militia Henderson of Iowa, Henders.ui ol
Illinois, Brewer of Michigan.
Patents Butterworth of Ohio, Bolkua).
Invalid p-nsions Morrill of Kansas, Belk
nap of Michigan, Flick of Iowa, Lane of II
llnois, Martin of Indiana.
CUiuu Laidlaw of New York, Cheadle of
Indiana, Hinlth of Illiuois.
War Clalnut 1 h mas of Wisconsin, (Jest
of IlllnoU, LMliver of Iowa. Ilrowu-of In
Private I nul t'utiitis -t'asMfll of Wiscoti'
tut, liear of Iowa.
District of Columbia -Urout of Vermont
Post of Illinois
k.ivi-ious of Law- Brown,, ut Indiana.
Election of President and Vic- President
Uslge of Massachusetts. I ton ill of Illinois,
Haugvn of Wm uimIh. Hen,l-rs.in In.
Ciot. Hunnetl ot Mlun,ts.tUi,
Adams of illiuois, Hoiuiau of Indiana.
Indian Ieprelations Claims -Herman of
Oregon, Thomas of Wisconsin, Parrot of
Reform in the Civil Service Lehlback of
New Jersey, Hopkins of Illinois. Htephenson
Ventilutiou and Acoustic- Hatigitn of
Wiacotisiu, 1 Jli-ey of Iowa.
Alcoholic Liquor Trafllc J. It. laylor ol
Ohio. Htruble of Iowa, Kerrol Iowa.
Public Buildings aud Urounils Mdlikeu
of Maine, Van (Schaick of Wisconsin, Kerr
of Iowa, fost of Illiuois.
Education O'Donnell of Michigan, Hween
ey oi lows.
I.abor Wade of Missouri, Haugeu of Wis
cun, (lest or Illiuois, Bliss of Michigan.
The chairmen of the committee on expen
ditures In the tt. tis.., ...
postotfloe, interior. Justice, and agriculture
departments and iu public Luildi.oo. .r.
SiecUvely bcrantoti, Atkinson, and Yardley
wiioi remisyivaoia; tsawyerof New Tork
Urowerof North Carolina -Bank. r M.u
chttantts, Sherman of New York, La Follett
oi r isconsin, and Flood of New York.
Other Hum Transactions.
a uiue auuute took nlaoa batwn Mm-
of Texas and Holnias of Indiana on a prop-
Hilliard.late minister to Brazil, and then tbs
resolution wu adopted. 8pooner offered s
resolution i tdorsing the utterance in the
president's n eesoge on tbe subject of rebog-
onion or rrt sil. wblch Is In brief to watt nn
tilths peot'l-there have spoken, and thee I
after executive session the senate adjourns
to wan. o,ioi.
Some More Confirmations.
Tt asrinoto Crrr, Deo. S3. Among the
confirmation t made by the senate Saturday
were me following: Nicholas Ensley, pension
agent at Ind anapolis; E. S. Lacey, Miebl
gan, comptn Her of the currency. Collect
ors of customs C. Y. OstKH-ne, Stiiierior,
Mien. ; K.. A. v atrous, Milwaukee. Collect
ors of internal revenue U & Wilcox
T.-I .. . - 111: I : . . . '
cujum iiuituis oisvrK-i; j. r. Throop, Bev
entn lnliana; J. 8. Lothron. Third Ir,.-.
Louis Weinstein, Fourth Iowa; Henry Finfc
run ! ct-othq; c. m. noger, Hecond Wis
vuusiu. nn. wo aio a Dig batch or re
ceivers of pi blic moneys, registers of land
offices amot g tbe latter that of D. M. Fox,
of Dee Moines, la. and postmasters. Among
the Illinois postmasters were A. Faketa.
ust (si. uouis; 1 c. Cos. Streator; W. R
Jewell, Dantille; J. A. Sxtou. Chicago, and
a. oione, re't'ia.
Randall's Career About Closed.
n unnuiin nil, lec. Si. It wat
stated a mot th ago that it was extremely
oouwiul if Maintier;j. Randall would ever
again take h scat iu tbe housa. Nince then
stray paragr iphs- have appeared in variout
Papers that Mr. Ranilali was making steady
and gratifying progress on the road tc
Health. A it einls-r of the house, an old per
sonalatid ptlittial friend of Mr Randall
now says that he is living at all just by tbs
iurm oi ins win power, and that he wil!
probably never be seen iu the boue aain.
They Cetth Train Hnbbers In Mnlro.
ahhinot ji Citt. IVc. 't United Statei
Consul t illai-d, at Ouayuias, Mexico in
forms the state department of tbe execution
by shooting t n Pec. 9 of J. J. Tarlor, traic
roblier and a sassiu. In May last Taylor, ic
company wi h rive companions, nttackeil s
train on the Sonora Railroad and killi tin
conductor ami Bn-mnn, Isith of whom wen
Americans. With the execution of Tayiot
three of the "11118 of five robbers have beec
eiiuer Killed ty violence or ;ut to death bj
The Country Is Kafe Now.
" ashixot ! City. lec 2T..-The ladies ol
the present cabinet have- ilecido.1 the mo
urinous qm-nion vriitcn lias worried past
caotnets so grievously. The question whethei
or not to rett rn calls in (wrson has been de
ctaea in the t egative. It is iiuivissible for 1
cabinet ontcjr's wire to return all calls in
person, for I undred who go to see her gc
from curiosity, just as they would visit th
rapttol or th.- W bite House.
A Drunken Cutthroat Slaugh
ters His Whole Family,
ENDINQ THE TRAGEDY BY 8UI0E0E.
All Flea Bodies Fonad Cold 1st Death,
with the Throats Cat from Ear to Ear
Tha McClnty "0i" Result la a
Murder Sensational Stabbing Affray at
Pensaeola, Flo. The Mantaella Case at
Chicago Record or Wickedness.
Nina, O., Dec 23 This community wat
thunderstruck last evening by the discovery
of one of the most wholesale and
bloody butcheries tbat baa ever occurred
in this section of the state. The vio
tims, five in number, are Charles Sbelar,
his wife, and hut three children, and th
crime is supposed to have taken place at an
early hour yesterday morning. When the
inhuman deed was discovered at about
5 o'clock last evening all Ave bodies
were stiff and cold in death, with their
throats cut from ear to ear 8blar and his
wife were lying together across the foot of
the bed and the three children were on tbe
floor in different part of the house.
Nhelar the Probable Murderer.
Phelar was a millman and had steady em
ployment, but of late drank heavily, and It
if rumored that be and bis wife did not live
happily together Tbe theory advanced is
that Shelar in a fit of madness cut the
throts of his wife and children and then bis
ow n The weapon used w as a raxor and was
purchased by Shelar of a hardware dealer
f RAGEDV AT PENSACOLA.
Congressman Billy Mason's
Charge Against Him.
THE MURDER OF OLD 8ANTA CLAUS.
by an lg
Cien. Raitm' Hon to Marry.
Vt ashivot x Citv, Doc Invitation
have been is.ued forthe wedding of CJreen
B Raiini. Jr. of this city and Miss Annii
Iredell Rodders of Philadelphia to tak
place at St. James' church iu that cits
Ibtirsday evi-tiing, Jan. J at 7 o'clock
Stanford Remember the Pages.
vt AsttisviT is i-iTY. iiec 7;. Senator
Stanford, ol California, remembered tut
pages of the senate Saturday by presenting
each of them with ." fora Christmas 1. resent
Stanford has niaite this a pra.-tic
has ! m iu tlie senate.
PI -st Time on Record.
w ahhinot C ITY, Dec Tbe District
ot Columbia tppropriatioii bill was rcporteJ
to the bouse Saturday, being tbe first tim
in tlie history or congress alien a general ap
proprtatton bill was reiwrted Ivfore the holi
A Millionaire loe ttell.
lUtAnix.j. To., Iec. 2'..-Colebrook fur-
noce .o 1, 1 ear Cornwall, resumed opera
tions saturdj. y morning. This is the furnace
at wuicu six employes were killed in a re
cent accident Robert II. Coleman, the mill
ionaire ownei , has amply provided f jr Hit
widows aud ( hildren of the men.
Rushes to His Fate
ruNACOLA, Fla.. Dec. Zi -J M Thomn
son stabbed J T.Carter to death Saturday
The two men were prominent cititent. A
year ago Mrs Carter obtained a divorc.
from Carter on the ground of non-surport.
and she afterward married Thompson Car
ter ba olten insulted ber on the street sines
then, and Saturdav. while Mr and V
Thompson were standing at a corner con
versing, tarter passed and annlied an insults
Ing epithet to his former wife Thompson
resented the insult. The men clinched and
fell. Carter on top. Thompson quickly used
his knife, and as Mrs, Thompson stooped tc
try to separate the men her face was struck
by a stream of blood that spurted from Tar.
ter's neck. Carter received a number of
wounds in various parts of tlie bodv Tha
tragedy was tiot unexpected, and public sen
timent is lenient toward Thompson, who Is
tinder arrest. Thompson is a leadinir mer.
chant. Mrs. Thompson is a daughter of W
U Thorpe, a wealthy lumberman. She is an
accomplished sad much-admired ladv
CARRIED OFF THE SAFE.
Paring Burglary at Bridgeport. Conn.-
The Thieves Captured Heavily Armed.
IiRi do sport. Conn., Dec. 23 One of the
most daring robberies ever perpetrated in
this city came to hght yesterday moroinr.
Tbe Village Store company's store, on ths
corner of hast Main and Water streets, waa
broken into, and a small safe weighing about
500 pounds was taken out and dragged by a
ro through various streets to the north
enu 01 tne town, over a mile from the store
W beu it was discovered that the star hd
been broken Into officers followed tbe tracks
of tbe safe untd they found it In the cellar
of a hottse occupied by Patrick RieL T
crooKs siobn Connelly and Edward Burns-
were round asleep in tbe house. Each h.rl .
loaned revolver grasped In his hand, and
there were a number of dvnamite cartridge
in their pockets. Thev "were arretted to
gather with Rid aud his wife. The safe wat
it tiroken 0ieu.
JIED OF THE M'GINTY GAST
Three Morn Conesnaugh Flood Victim.
Johmstow? , Pa., Dec. 23. The tttroI on
the Con neum tgh round three bodies, victimi
or the May I iskI, near Cooirslale Katur
, 1 1 .
""J - r ere aii lying along tlie rivet
Dank near together, partially vovured with
mud. 1 lie Ik dies were all of female, onlv
I... a 1. : a m
nsv n uusi mniaiDWj oi one.
coition by tbe latter to reduce the salary of
an assistant doorkeeper from 2,ouo to II Sun
per year. Mills opposed this motion as ' be
ing picayune, as It ware, and insisted on
economy being applied to larger transac
tions, while Hohnan replied with spirit and
am mat it economy were to obtain it must
begin with details. Ilolman won bs the end,
for tbe salary was reduced. A motion to
request the treasurer of tbe United Bute to
take charge of the assets of the sergeant-at-rm'
office until further orderof the houss
was carried Mason. Cogswell, Btruble,
Turner of Georgia and Wilson of West
Virginia were appointed a commute
to investigate tbe Ohio ballot-box con
tract forgery and tbe bouse adjourned to
Jan. 0. ltftsj.
"rooeedinaa ia the Senate.
The bill to increase tbe compensation of
census supervisors to f 1,0 1 per annum came
np in tbe senate and after Ingalls bad criti
cised tbe slow work done on the last census,
which is not yet completed, and varioua
members bad said something on tha tiu
tloo of statistics of farm mortgages and such
matters, tbe bill went over. Morgan offered
a resolution calling on the president for all
correspondence In the state department re
lating to Bracil and when 8 barman moved
go into executive session, declared that
matron an attempt to cut off debate on
the Brasllian matter. Rhsrm.. riM.imt
tbie and called attention to the fact tbat
there waa not a quorum present, so nothing
could be done with the BrasiUan businesa
Morgan than got permission to have entered
te The Record a speech of Mr. Mondonoa, of
BP"!!! end an Interview with H. VC.
Old Knough to Know Better.
.-tmKWALK, Conn.. Dec. 21.-B C Keigwin,
aired T.i years a book agent, has eloped with
Mrs. I. L. Itt fus, aged i, whose huslwiud i
W years old. Ituf us wo con lined to bis be.)
by illness uu 1ng KetRW lu s brief flirtation
with tlie won an preceding the elopement
Improving tha Papal Ariuv.
Loxdos. D.. 2U. The soldiers comprising
the papal arn y are henceforth to be armed
ana equipped with gune, uniforms, and ac
coutrements attorned after those in use in
the rTinsuan military service.
Will Il y with the Association.
Toledo, O. Dec. 23. At a meeting of ths
Toledo Base I all club held yesterday it was
voiea to go in the American association.
Dave Olllon's float Found.
obk. Dec. 2t. -The fate of Dave
Dillon, the li tman wbo was carried out to
tea after Ivinf cut adrift from the lrk Ma
ria, a as thctiK!it to lie definitely settled Sat
urday nioi mn,; w hen the Ashing smack Cora-
moonre, tapt l.itt leileld. arrived with
r.ti. ... It 11 1 rr, .
v, . i,ou ooai. 1 no uait was
picscd up by apt I.ittlefleld on Thursday
evening ten miles southeast of Navesink
HiKhUimls. '.'be name "D. Dillon, Nev
1 ora, is pent iled in large letters on the
stern and leav.sj no doubt of tbe identity of
1 lie Lsrei
Locomotive Works for Chicago.
tniraoo. lasi. SI. A section of Cicero
ai-ant land a as sold at auction Saturday
rrom the cour bouse steps Tlie land, WO
acres, was kno Ued down for etsi,(iU0, or at
alsjut an icre Tlie pun hascr was the
uraul Loniinujve works, of I'aterson. N. J.
a concern that turns out from St t.j j lo
J -ar ami employs I..K1U men,
and it means 1 hat this hi run niauufacturina
Uut tm to ta ouvmI to CUlcaKo so sua a
tne uecessary iwldins can be erected.
Oldrleve's Narrow Escape.
BoHTot, De. . 23 Oldrieve, who started
Knday afterncon to walk on tbe water from
this city to Btston Light, was picked up in
the lower harb r Saturday afternoon by the
revenue cutte- Hamlin. He says thai he
came near being carried out to sea lu bis
"water shoes," but managed to make Apple
Island, where I a built a raft and attempted
to get to the niainlnn.L Again ha was being
carried out to -a when he was picked up al
most exhausted by the cutter.
Two Men Fatally Injured.
Hastinus, eb., Dec. 23. A 8t Joe and
(rand Island freight traiu crashed iuto
Burlington and Missouri passenger train Sat
urday, wrecaiiif outb entities, shaking nn
tbe passengers and iurlictuig severe injuries
uiuu several iratnmeu. James Martin, a
brakeman, s caught In tbe wreckage and
the fireman of the passenger train, James
Cabill, was sh ckinly maugled and neither
His tVarra it for I'owderly No UusmI.
rJOA!TO, I'a , Dec. .sa. Coustable
Thomas W uab ibaugh, of Ureensburfr,, com
missioned by et-Kcprest-ntntive Riiwnrd Cal
Inghan to arr -at Uerwral Maxtor Workman
T. V. Powderlj on the charge of conspiracy
made by Calla .'ban, arrived liere Saturday,
aud found that his warrant was useless, as it
did uot set lor b tbe charge. I'owderly will
"" "-Km an notion afc-aiu-st C'allaghan for
Hied of the lultuenso.
Parih. Dec. il M. Damaschiuo, a promt
neut physiciuu is dead. He succumbed tc
an attack of it (luetixa. complicated with an
old affection o' the heart. Kour other deatbi
have thus far wen traced to the influents
epidemic thne at tbe military si-hoot of ht,
Cyr, aud one at the Polytechnic
A Nebraska llauk Aaalgas.
Tawmc Cirr. Neb., Dec. 2:t-Tbe Ne
braska State hmk of this city assigned Sat
urday for the lneflt of creditor. Liabili
ties unknown; assets about 5u,Uj.
Tire I or Poverty at VS.
Brookltk, :,. Y., Dec S3. Mary Bull!
van, aged r) y an, who stabbed berself soma
time ago, died in tbe hospital yesterday.
Poverty led to the sulchle.
Hatsf ildt oast Hb Krida.
Los do, Da 83. Prince HaUfeldt and
hie bride, fornerly Miss UunUngton will
spend the Chrk tmaa holidays on the HaU
feldt estate on Che Rhine.
The Snow Klag WeaTBaek aa Hlan.
Rxamto, Pa.. Dee. 23. R A r-,.- 11..
ery stable keep , has asaigned. The failure
.iSt .b"vlng laid In a big stock ol
alelghs, in e iotatiou of a roorf .u,m.?.
season. - "
arv Cltlien'e Wrath Makes a Mir-
tterer ot Him.
ew York, Dec ! The McGintr fad
ended iu a tracedy in the villasre of Thrns
Neck, West Chester county, on Thursday
night, tbe details of which have only just j
come vo tiRtu i noma Hart, an ex-detecttvo,
was chattine on the corner of Elliott avenue
and Main street, on Thursday evening, with
a colored man named Nelson, when a friend
or the former named JobD Rusk came along.
Both friends bade each otlier good evening,
and Kusk jokingly admonished Hart to "Look
out tor hiiii. r "Look out f or w bom r aske.1
Mart. M hv. McOintv." replied Rusk Hart
drew a revolver and shot Rusk jut above ths
nip. tnmcTiiuz a wound which resulted in his
.team the following uight Hart is still at
A Miscreant Kills His Daughter.
Los Uatos, Cel., Dec. 2:1 James En-
hanks narrowly escaped lynching yesterday
mornine for tbe cold-blooded murder of hit
1. -year-old daughter Ada. wbo had been
working as a domestic in a hotel He came
to the hotel kitchen armed with a shot-e-un
and demanded the girl's wages. She refused
to give htm any money, whereupon he shot
ber through the breast, killing ber instantly.
Then be tried suicide with shot gun aud
razor, but evidently hadn't nui ve for he
only iutlu-tel trifling wounds
One llaatard Oets Hi ue.
Burrs;. Mont., Dec 2:1 Jon U'Neil was
shot by bis son in law, William Harris. Sat
urday night and died yesterday O'Neill's
wife left bun a year ago and went to Wyom
ing. Saturday she returned and went to
Harris' bouse. Wlon O Neill beard of her
return be went to the house and tried tn
shoot her. Harris interfered, and was (trad
at by O'Neill, whereupon he shot O Neill
twice, killing him instantly. The coroner's
jury declared tbe shooting justifiable
An Intoxicated Mother' Crime.
IhtHKosH, Wis., Dec 23 Late Friday
night Mrs. Mary Uoodw in while intoxicated
hut-led a lighted lamp at ber lrt-vear-old
aaugnier, struting bar cm the head and in
flicting a bad wound. Tbe oil from the lamp
was scatierea over me girl oiotmna anil
...Jily ignited. Before the flames could be
extinguished the girl was terribly burned
about tbe face and back, and will probably
uio. ucr moiner is in laiL
Held fur Montuelle's Murder.
Chicaoo, Dec 2a The coroner's Jury In
vestigating tbe death of Max Mantuelle re
turned a verdict Saturday afternoon holding
Mrs. Mantuelle and Bruno Eberllnr. her
f rieud and former boarder, to tbe erond
jury. Generally It is not thought that either
of these was an active participant in tbe
crime, but they are believed to be nosneaaed
of some knowledge which they will not moke
Row in a Near. Church.
Kansas t itt, Mo., Dec 33. For some time
bad blood baa existed botweeu two factions
of tbe First Baptist church (colored) in this
city, and tbe trouble culminated last even
ing in a Sgbt between tbe members, in which
Alike Benjamiu, C. Patterson, and Williarr
inLKsou received severe wouuds from raxors
Jackson was so badly cut that fears are en
tartained as to his recovery.
thot His Wire's hupposad Paramour.
MARTW'a Ferry, O., Dec 23. -Saturday
evening Walter Kelly, a well-known mil)
man, of this place, discovered his wife on thi
street In the company of Richard Cotta
Kelly confronted the
Kelly followed and shot Cotta through tht
body inflicting a fatal wound. Cotta ant)
Mrs. Kelly bave been publicly intimate, and
the husband waa driven to destwratiou bs
tt,ir . '
Chicago's H amorous Statesman "All
Rlokee l'p ' and Hla Children's Btoek
Inga Likely To Be Empty A Fairy
Story for a Solon's Olive Branches-
Tragic Basalts of the Loss of the Lit
tle Balance That Sllcott Stole.
Chicago, Dee. 23 The Herald says: Con
greuman Willian E. Mason arrived home
from Washington a few days ago It is per
haps worthy of record that the jovial Billy's
spirits are depressed. The cork seems to
have popped out of tbe champagne of hit na
ture. He is sad, and there is a hungry rook
in his eye. A friend wbo met Mr. Mason on
the street yesterday inquired of bim: "Are
you home to celebrate the Christmas timer
"Am IT inquired Billy, the far-away look
deepening in bis eyes. "Am I home to cele
brate Christmasr Well, I should say not
I am home to tell my family that there will
not be any Christmas at our bouse this yjar.
We may have a Sew Year's Day, but no
Christmas to speak of. I've fixed it all right
with the children. They feel pretty bad
over the prospect, but tbey are resigned.
Th Story He Told His Children.
"I've told them that Santa Clau a) dead
tbat he met a violent death down in Wash
ington a few weeks ago. I've told them
that Washington is the place where Santa
Claus summers bis reindeer and repairs his
sled, and where he buys all his presents for
good children I've told them that a few
weeks ago Santa Claus got up early one
morniug aud curried down his reindeer at
slick as race horses He brushed the dust off
his sled and put in the robes and tbe liay on
tbe bottom to keep his feet wann. Then he
went up town and bought bis presents and
started back to bis stable with a big pack on
Yes, a Very Sail Tale.
ln this pack were a shot gnu and a base
ball for Lewis, and a born for Lawrence, and
a rocking horse for Ernest, and a rooster and
a rattle for William E., Jr , and a dress for
Etbel. and a blonde doll for Wtnnifresl, and
a sealskin cloak for mamma, and a bottle of
mahogany bay rum and a box of cigars for
papa And just as old Santa was toiling
along past tbe big rapitol building, wbere
papa was workiDg hard, trying to trade his
garden seeds for a dozen of Greeley's hooks.
cut rushed a horrible man named Silcott a
big man with long teeth like a dog and a club
in bis bandit, and be juuied upon poor old
Sante and killed him. aud ran off with bis
pack and all the presents. O, it is a sad tale!
And it made the children's eyes bung out
witn horror and indignation.
Mason Proposes but Doesn't Disnose.
You've heard of 8ilcott, I suppose? Cash
ier ror tne sergeant-at-arms. Nice man.
dont know where he is, but he is responsible
for the absence of any Christmas festivities
at our house this season I try to take the
nappemngs of life philosophically as possible.
but I dou't know w hen anything bas broken
me up so as the loss of the few hundred dol
lars w bleb Silcott stole of tne I had that
particular amount of money all mentally
lam oui in t. urtstmaa presents, but Silcott
Das pulverized Santa Claus. so to sneak.
and the children are taking big chances in
banging up their stocking next Tuesday
Tire Is Worse Than silcott.
nr. lxh-is, Dec S3 The burning Satur
day morning of a large freight house near
tlie L nion depot, occupied by the Adams Ex
press company, presented tbe novel feature
or tbe destruction of thousands or Christmas
presents which were temporarily lodged
mereiu aaaitin; shipment to points outside
toe citv and otber IhoussTHs of Chris Krm
gles otT.ii iiijs to residents of the city whtct
aai oiii y ueen aeiivered to owners
I - NEW GOODS T
Latest Styles and the most attractive prices combined make trade a great success
1 1 m provs re
Laci Curtain Stretchers 1
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S"s rrr r nr. is i rrn. ,
R R P P K T
R R P P R T
RRRR PPP KB T
S R P K T
A R R P R T
A R R P K T
AH R P KEEK T
OUT 0 rOlDtMSMtAMC.
Will Ssve yoo Money, Time and Labor.
Eviht JiousKKKxrsa Sholld IIavs Oms
any lady cu operate them.
For Sale By
H- -F1- CORDES,
M, 1C00 C i
uu. iuto otiLuiiu Mvenue,
Aw ld Hong the Subjert of a Salt.
Ixoix,pohs. IW. -Si An extraordinary
uu was t.riMigbt in tlie federal court Satur
day for the wid.iw of Stepliec C Poster and
his daughter, Mrs. Marian Foster Welch, of
vmca.i. n seres to enj.uu Knisl -v & Pau
ley, of The lAfayette Kcho company, from
tunu-r iiirntiiing the copyright on tluit old
time melody, ay Down on the Su warns.
Kiver - It has been puttli-h ! by the de
fendants under the name t 'OIJ Polks at
t van I.ewls and Muldoon.
PtliLADtLLi iiiA. Dec. 45 Evan Lewis, the
"Strangler," aa J William Mulloon wrestled
a nfteen-niiaute Unit at thi Staiidard thea
tre rsaturday night, and neither Rained
. 11 1 ,1 U11 M ...
. ijri.o uiwi vuaiieogea oiutaoon to a
iKiot. oest three out of five, but Muldoon de
clined to wrestle for more than one fall,
which is agreed to and tbey will wrestle
this we k
Kmall Insurrection In Spain.
ManKlD. Dec 't It is reported tbat a
republican meeting at Gijon was dispersed
ry tne military batitrday. otic man bcimr
ooeo ami several wnunued ly the boidlers.
There are symptoms of troul.lt jn other
towns The Spanish republican ure in con
stant communication with then political
friends in Portugal
Mike Tlernan signs with Sew York.
Nsw York. IVc 2:5 -The first break in
tbe ranks of the Pleyers' league in this city
took place Saturday, when Mike Tiernan
signed a contract to play with the New York
btspuo club for the next three years He
will pet 5.(Kiu for his first year's work and
3,5uil for each ol tbe following two season-.
Jake KllralB Makra a Match.
New Of.lc.asj8. Dec. 2? A match was
arranged Saturday between Jake Kilrain,
ex -champion, and Felix aquclin, a local
heavy weight. The tight will be for I'.'.Otsj,
1,50V to the winner, Mai qui of QueeusU-iTJ
ruiee to a tiuisii, and w ill tsuue on Jan. ID.
Vittmmm HssSriHl Mora IHte Mtaer.
Bhamokix. Pa., IVs?. 13 Owing to tbe
stagnation in the coal trade the Luke Kidlur
and Garfield collieries have shut down. The
shut-down throws 1,500 more miners out of
employ nieut Eight thousand are now idle.
"Bob" Lincoln May Come Home.
Paris, Dec. 28. Minister Lincoln is still
at Versailles with bis son, who has been ill so
long and who is just out of danger. There is a
rumor abroad that Mr. Lincoln is soou to re
sign bis oftice and return to America
EDITOR GRADY PROBABLY DYING.
The Prominent Atlanta Journalist Ksarl)
Klvea fp by Hi Friends.
Atlasta, Dec 83. -Henry W. Grady
grew rapidly worse Saturday and last night
was believed to be dying. A report est
aoroaa that bis physicians had given bim up.
This is uot literally true, but there is little
bope. Dr F H Ornie, the attending physi
cian, bas lawn consulting with Dr. Everett.
vol., wno is u the city. They
stated last night that tbe patient's condition
was not altogether without hope, but he is ai
sick as a man can be and live; a few hours
-uiu oeciae we case. Prayers for the sick
...an were onerea id all tbe churches yetter
Bread Cpoa the Waters.
MiLsrACM, Wis., Dec, 88 -Abner Cirby
wee treated to a very pleasant surprise Sat
urday. Twenty years ago he befriended e
man named Pack, who nut ... . .
and eansl.1 S aZ.! " 7 7 '
"n".- n ut of
7,Z J . waving a had attack of de
lirium tremeu Peck left tbe city Kirbt
never heard of him again until Saturday
hen he received a ret.r-t i...
inga draft for Ho5 from Peck, being ths
amount with interest. a
The Popa (bsasM HI ranch Policy.
LoKDON, Dec. 28. The pope bos instructed
the Human Catholic hierachy in Prance to
issue oruers to the clergy to pursue a concil
iatory course toward the republic in the fu
Killed by Coal I. as.
Akkom, O.. Dee. 21 The Wilheun family,
oo Bowery street, consisting of man, wife
and child, was suffocated by coal gas from
meir stove rruay night. All are dead.
?ISHV STORY AS TO GOWEfv.
mm iiiio Molly Magaire gays He vTaa
ruitADiLrBlA. Dec. ?3 -An ex-body mas
ter of tbe Molly Magulre has sent a letter to
a v Ukesoarre paper saying that Franklin B
uva en was murdered by bis double Tbs
Moliles, be said, bad beeu on Gowen's track
these ten years A man wbo looked
uoweo was selected to do the work.
oougut a pistol and watched Gowea
when the latter left bis hotel tbe day of ths
murder Tbe double went luto bis rooji and
waited Oowen came in and the Mollis
inrew a coat over Uowen's face and shot
-urn. escaping afterward by tbe window.
A Little Child Burned te Death.
JXDIA.1A, Fa, Deo 23 -Saturday evening
Pfty of little folks were popping corn ta
the kitchen of Mrs. Fred Wegley, of this
place, and ip their sport the lamp was
auocseu on tne table. Th burning ol fell
upon a little 4-ysar-old girl of Mm. Wegley,
and In an instant she was enveloped In a
sheet of flames She ran out of th door th
names reaching three feet above ber head.
Water was thrown on the little one and ah
was rolled in blankets, but she was so badly
burned that she died yesterday morning
after suffering horrible agony.
Fire Ruins a Pennsylvania Town,
PlTTgBl fio, Pa., Dec. 23 -A special to Ths
Times from Butler, Pa.,eays: Tbellttletowa
of FetroUa, fifteen mile north of here, once
the scan of the Uvaliest oil happenings lu th
country, was desolated by a fire which
started at o'clock yesterday morning sad
raged fiercely, helped by a high wind, anUl
the entire business portion of tbe town was
destroyed, a blow from which the place will
doubtless never recover, and It TOO lnhab
Itaata will seek a new place to liv In soma
other oil town. The loss to betweea tS3 00C
and 1100,000. i'iw
1622 SECOnSTX) -A."TSlSrXJE,
SELLING EXTRAS IN PARIS-
fwo Fakes S prune on the French
troplls In One Iay.
LsOsdok, Dec. 33. There was a sudden and
mysterious sensation in Paris yesterday over
a report that tbe kiug of Greece had" abdi
cated. Since the sudden change of govern
ment in Brazil, Europeans are r-ndy to ac
cept any report of revolution and change of
dynasty, no matter how unheralded or inex
plicable. The old notion that government
that have not been seriously opposed are se
cure from immediate overthrow received a
severe shock when I torn Pedro felL Tbe re
port In regard to Ureece, however, proved
unfounded Hardly had it beeu disproved
befor another sensation was caused by a
rumor that the empress of Anstria had com
mitted suicide. This also proved to be a
canard. Tbe Parisians are consequently in
such a skeptical mood that tbey are disin
clined to Iwlieve any uews w hatever. Just
who has beeu amusing himself by hoaxing
them is.not known. It is singular that ths
false remrts were not current in any other
Culver Writes a Letter.
CniCAOO. Dec. 21. Mr. John Culver, th
Cronin juror who is coming in for so much
abuse becau, as alleged, be wouldn't hang
the Cronin suspects, is out in a letter to the
press in which he says be has beeu the sub
ject of a great deal of malifmant lving.
Cpon what autbontv no one knows it h..
been retmrtod that be was the juror who in
sisted that tbe proceedings in the jury-room
be kept secret In his letter he J,ii.s tl.i.
snd says that so far as he is concerned there
was nothing in the pnvecdinps that may not
be given the fullest oublicitv. and that h
absolves tbe rest of the jury from st-rvcy, so
far as his case is concertieiL He also gives
several auonytnous letters as sihx-iiu, ins of a
uuuiber be bas received, threatening lorn
with dtre vengeance for his alleged course
in the case
A Reckless Hear lirakeman.
8axo;, Mich.. Dec 33. A terrible tail-
end collision occurred here Saturday nicht
on tha Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic
road, in which one man was killed and two
badly injured A freizlit train had to,i
on the maiu track, aud the rear hrakemnn,
instead of going out to flag, staid in the ca
boose Auotbvr freight came along and
crashed into the first train. -Kid" Kvan was
Instantly killed and Itrakeuutn Connors, wbo
was also in the caboose, was fatally injured.
Jobu Chatham, engineer o. the second sec
tion, was injured internailv
STOVES AND RAWnif
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coa
Tbe taicst de8,n of JtillL Hard Coal.
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s It. I" K""" Sll
" a.""" points ror afl r eevine
sure and examine this stove aud learn it
uuj no uiuer.
T 1 m
,0 po-p-uiar Ibat i l"? celebrated ROUND OAKS. This ha.
don't be deceit-buy the Rouml oXll ""P1"Uh P.rM.
Ht" ",r Ve g00"8 " wt ber desirable goodCiurri;;-.,,.1 "m s
Cor . J0HN T- NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Tweniieth St., Rock Island
l.nasted sii.i Kateu bv Nsilrp.
Sa rM'.s.-l,, IVs. -il-Tb Sviuer
Herald of Nov osav.'.hat lur s?t.. v, ...
and three natives of t!:e crew of th
Enterprise, of Srduev. i,., i
on Hammond island . f, ,h. sit....! :!l
to trade with tbe natives, were killed, roa"t
ed and eaten bv the isl...i- - ' ...
fh i t . -bell.,1 the villas c0
the islands in revenge for the murder.
That Uig t allure In Paper.
Cmicajo. Dec. SK The failure of J
Preble at CV. . ot Nw Vurk, l. now an
isownced They a.-e closely ennuected with
Sheffield & Sous, the iieper men of Urn..
I. - Y., who faile-t Ust a-u . i. . r...
billtkis of the whole business will re..-h ... ..
said, ll.SSt t'sjti- assets not -t L-'.-...
rhe Wabash Paper M aiiufacturin.iiiioan.
if this city. Is also connected with th. .t'. l
Irrns, but ths firm here does uot vet h,.,
how the New York failures will affect ulma
1605 Second Avenue.
s ... a DDIU VX IV V f 1"
ieV and Gents
for our home tr.d v . '7 ?UV n Pi-liy
v v , 7.3 ' assortment of rur Ulovcs.
iiuwsiDii trimmings of all kinds
Fur Sette. Fur work of all kinds made to order s.,,1 repair, ,1.
in of the Red Glove, west of Market Sijusre.
Pardoned a l.ife-Tcrmer.
DlS Moikes. IVc. i:t -Governor l.arra
lse bas iui'doii.si Samuel Trog.li-n. who a
convicted of murder in the second ochres
and sentenced for life The crime was
mitt) during the war. Tro,(deu was a s-l
dier, borne on fui ..iii-b an ! the iw-tin..., ,b
Clares tbat Trogdett was goaded to the act by
... -K.UIM suouiinx 'or Jett liavts
Th lliarllian ( hlef III.
Lomdosi. Dec. i.i -The chief of the Braiil
an provisional gnverntnent, Fonseca, is ill,
but not dangerously so Au executive order
was promulgated in Kic de Janeiro Saturday
axing the date of the general election on
Sept 15 next, bauishing Doui Pedro and all
bis family, and auuulliug tbe grant to tbs
Raflela Bill Catch the Spaniard.
London, Dec. -i -Huffalo Bill's show ft
having remarkable success at Barcelona.
Tbe Hpauisb fancy hns Iwu caught by a new
feature which has beeu introduced, ia tbe
shape of a spectacle representing tlie discov
ery of America by Columbus aud his 8pau
Mntrle Uoe la with the Player.
Ul-W York, Dec. 23. A document was ax
faibitad by tbe Players' Brotherhood men but
night, signed by James Mutrie. and consist
bag of an agreement to quit Day and managt
the Hew York Mayers' club for im at s
salary of $5,000.
Britishers Buy Twe Breweries.
Cincinnati, Dec. 33. English capitalists
have purchased the Jung and Crescent brew
eries of this city. The tranafor has been
mode and th two properties amalgamated
The pri paid by the syndicate is said to be
Senator Alll.oa at Hoeae.
Da Mouvra, Dec. 23. Senator Allison
reached bis home In Dubuque (Saturday and
announced that he would remain in the stats
until after his senatorial fate waa decided.
He appears confident and smiling aa usual.
Oar Fla- Ia There.
Lisbon, Dec. 21 The Arn i
aulron, coasting of the Chicago, Boston.
Atlanta, and Yorktown h arrived hereT
The 8lck Sfea at z...n
ZANXIBAR, Dec. 23.The kbediv,'. yht
atonsurah. bas arrived k J . Dl'
toprovinsi. Dr. Pork. aTbetteT
T,OUm IXtroIt Horror.
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