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JOHN W. POTTEH.
Monday, Pm-kmiiicii 80. 1HH9.
A Snbjett Wliiih i Reing Dixainwd
in K( t li'-iii-fical Citric.
A Mf-HKihlc 1 lew nf llie Kare rrohlen
...lie Think the rs;rnen are ,ara;e
ly In Mlame far tn t'.lnf Inst f'aani-
In reply In the Philadelphia Htntinrl, a
colored oikhp. which staled' I he Catholic
church whs Ibe only religious denomin
ation In full svmpsiliv with the negro
ml Ibe onlv cbnrrh which recognized
Li m a an Mjnal, we have been requested
to publish the sentiment of the recent
Kcncral convention of the Episcopal
convention. The majority report of the
committee on petition of colored clergy,
which wss ailopU'd, read;
That this rhurVh accepts the dcclara
t ions of llie word of God. williennvdj.
vine inspiration, that ()M1 bath made
of one blood all nation of men for to
ilwell on all the face of the earth." that
all men who are hptiz"d "are baptized
In Christ," that in Llira "there la neither
Jew nor Greek, titers is neither bon.t nor
free for ye are all one in Christ."
"Thi- bishop of tbi church have con
sccrMcd to the highest office of the cbris
tian ministry the lit. Hi w. Samuel I)
Fersnon. and an clothed one of tbli race
with all the prerogative and dignities of
" I'his general convention ha received
a colored clergyman of the diocese of
T las as one of lta members, and thereby
I made him, in Its privileges, the peer of
evrrv clergyman of this body.
'These facta declare to the whale
world the position of tblt church, follow,
ing as "lie does the example of the Cath
olic church in all acs; ami show that
this general convention bat by no act nor
law admitted or implied that a difference
of rare or color affords grounds for a
distinction iu legislative rmbts or privi
leges." Apropos of the relation of the colored
people to the church, is the excellent ar
ticle by a Florida colored man, lately
published in the New York H'orM. upon
the race ipiestion:
While the situation at the south may
not hu altogether such nt we would wish,
there 4s nullum: In It that could possibly
justify the retaliatory measures advised
by a eaiherioir of colored preacher at
Washington. IV C, on October 20. There
are always two sides to a question, and
until the ralored race learns by bard and
sa.l experience where their true Interests
lie there will vcr In? unnecesssry local
troubles and disturbances in every south
e.n state between the two races, and no
power under the sun can by force pre
The situation down here needs no solu
tion, for it in not a problem. There it
nothing wrapped up In mystery, nor Is
there an tmkuosn something to bo found
in order to solve the ijiiestion of our
present surroundings. The most itrnor
ant. as well as the most intelligent,
understand the situation perfectly, and
acb element seems determined to pursue
its own line of policy as the surest meant
of keeping up a disturbed condition of
affairs in these stale.
There arc three distinrt causes of irri
tation and disturbance of the south.
These are political, social, and moral,
and the llrst is a greater source of evil
than all other Combined. There can be
no satisfactory adjustment, no permanent
rvare between the two races at the south
until the negro abandon politics and
bids farewell to political glory in these
A persistent effort on the part of the
ncirro to attain that wbicb he never can
attain will inevitably lead to aconflict.the
horrors of which am unimaginable. It it
a foregone conclusion that the colored
element can never become a ruling class
In aay of these southern ttatea no mat tot
how much they may predominate in num
bers in w hite communities. Every polit
ical leader of the race knows this to be
nn tindrniiitile fact. It is this relentless
persistency on the pirl nt the one race
to be. and the relentless persistency on
the part of the other to prevent It from
being -ami prevent it they will at all
cost,-that causes all the trouble. It is
no use to deny these facts, it would
rather lie wise if e would recognize
tin in in time to avert the evils that must
follow every futile attempt in that direc
tion It is unreasonable for the people of the
north to t xpert that of the people of the
south which they themselves dn not mr,
rord the negro. I say it is unreason
able for iny people to expect the
wealth. Intelligence and refinement of
a community In yield passive obed
ience and become submissive to the
domination of its ignorant and more
illiterate class, and So long as there is a
persistency in this ilireetii.n, encouraged
by in, principled politicians for sinister
motives, so long will there Iw seriMiis
roiitliels between the two elements. I
repeal ngaiii at my bom at convictions
that the negro must abandon politics for
a time and strip himself of all delusive
and vision .ry ideas of political honor and
Im termer t in these slates, and turn bis
attention to those industrial pursuits that
mark the prosperity and progressiveness
of every oilier rate around him.
There is no prejudice here against the
ncL'rn pursuing bis on substantial bap-pm-
in nn; legitimate calling. There
Is no avenue of industry shut against kirn
in the south. There is no desire on the
part of the 'xople to keep him down,
but they have rather in every Instant
shown a sympathy and feeling that ought
to be commended. Those fanatical lead,
rrs, pretended preachers and politicians
up north w ho are trying to Incite a col
li nt between the races by advising retaU
latorv measures against outrages in the
south are of all men the greatest enemies
of the colored race. For the few crumbs
that fall from the administration table
they seeni to be willing to damn the
whole negro race. It it one thing
to sit up north and howl for Mood and
attempt to Incite crime and murder, but
It is ijnite another thing to come down
here and inaugurate the proceedings they
Whstivtr may be the disadvantage!
under which the negroes labor In these
southern states, they are brought about
by natural causes, and ran never, bo
never, be remedied by force. These die
advantages an often spoken of are la fact
more imaginary than real. I would Tens
Hue to say that there are fifty advantages
in favor of the race becoming pro pe rout
and happy where there Is one to their
detriment. Outside of politics what dis
advantage doct the colored man labor
under in these states? I defy any man
to show me a single unreasonable disad
vantage be Is subjected to throughout
the broad extent of tblt southern land
that any other people weuld not be tub
jec.ted to who keep themselvet poor and
dependent upon more progretsive and
thrifty race. Show me aa honest, up
right, industrious colored man In any
southern community, and I will thow you
man who ha no complaint! to make at
to hit treatment In that community.
V ---" colored man can tty truthful
I ly that he it prevonted and debt-
I entering into any l--"''"
L.i M!ness that a white ms-" eof
"J iBraccouni of his r- - ur co or-
' i . it are assisted and
bt-v, "jr.: v - v.
. xr' uus to. i oe neia
JW: nd in common thev have
anil nnnnrtiinlllM fhx,nl.
J UT atient industry and economy,
Tnperoui and happy thai
I rttie dp
outherntlatee there baa been
v IIor1 "de. for the colored man'i
Improvement and advancement to a
higher plane or citisenship.
Pub'lc schools are open in every tchool
district In every county for his and hit
chlldren-a benefit, the expense of which
la borne by another race without a murs
mur. The white freely give to all re
ligious and charitable undertakings; pub
lic charity it never denied to anyone de
ferring it; no colored person Is absolute
ly excluded from any place of amusement
If be or they desire to attend and occupy
the placet assigned them. On every ttreel
railway In every southern city the colored
man I freely admitted without any ob
jection. Railroad companies, from the
Potomac to the Rio Orandn. have tried
In every possible way to satisfy the twe
Conflicting elements by placing first-class
coachea upon their line for the special
accommodation of these two distinct
classes, giving each the same advantage
of time, etc., but because their ia a socisji
distinction made in this arrangement.and
because the colored man. it teems, it not
allowed to ait where be is annoyed and
looked upon with contempt, be Is re"
less, peevish, and sometimes mourn d
It very unhappy.
It ia tbit restlosnes and d'ontent
ment and a longing desire f force that
which he never can force from which
springs all the s.-xiial t-outdo betweea
these two elements at (He south. Iet the
colored man turn frc-n all hit imaginary
aocial happiness of mingling with
another race ( people, who show,
in every conceivable way, that they do not
wish bis company, and gel to work in
earnest in acquiring the more permanent
and substantial things of life, and Ibe
great problem is at once solved. The
colored people want new teachers down
here teachers and leaders who will point
out and instruct them in the ways of
peace, prosperity and happiness; teach
era who will disabuse their minds of this
political vanity, farce and humbug that It
fast leading them blindfolded into an in
dolent thiftlessnesa, the result or which
It bow being manifested by every crim
inal court's record. And now, in the
name of humanity, I ask those wbo are
atanding at convenient distance to desist
from their diabolical attempt to incite a
defenceless people to undertake their
own destruction. Jons T. Purm.
Cohdova, TVc. 28.
All the railroad boys spent C'hristmst
Mr. and Mrs. Welch spent Christmas
The "Sinque club" met at Allba Cool's
rtcbool will commence tlte M ndsy
after New Years.
One of James Green's children is quite
sick with scarlet fever.
Capt. and Mrs. Ham ho, of LcClaire,
spent a couple of days in town tbit week.
Mildred Metzgar, who has been sick
with scarlet fever, is Improving ranidly.
Willie Karr arrived home from Brook
lyn, Iowa, Wednesday, to stay a few
On New Year's day at the Baptist
church there will be a grand church re
union. Christmas was well observed in our lit
tle village, there being two Christmas
J. L. Cool, Jr., started for Chicago
Friday to visit until after New Years with
The base ball boys will give a dance at
Marshall's ball on New Year's eve.
Itiehl't orchestra will furnish music.
Mrs. Pepper departed for Morrison
Wednesday evening, called there by the
terlout Illness of her sister, Mrs. John
ton. On Christmas eve at the residence of
the bride's parents. Miss Lizzie Johnson
and Mr. John Peterson, were united in
marriage by the Rev. Colwell. After a
sumptuous repast the guests departed,
wishing the happy couple a long life of
The wedding Delia bave rang out their
tweet tldinga once more over the beads
of another happy couple of Cordova, wbo
bave taken each other for better or for
worse, through life's eventful journey.
This time it it our friends. Mr. F. A.
Mullery and Mrs. Jessie Ollin, wbo were
united in the holy bonds of matrimony
at the residence efMr. U. Ii. S poor and
wife, on Tuesday evening, the '.'tith inst.
They went immediately to housekeeping
in the Stock well block.
rii.rrlaksi (lie lirvil In IimIiu.
A stranpi' eli of siisTst.ition was recently
Investigated N'fore the coroner of Ilombay.
A IlmiliMi mill hand, named llamjl Huji,
had for some time lni suffering from swoll
en kne joints and pains in various pnrts of
thetsslv. lie went to tie." mill to Ret some
wasrx dim to him, and on Ins return was
tuken ill on the r.ul. Ho wax brought borne
on the Ink of a frlem) In nn almost uncon
scious state, and was plaivd In a sitting pos
ture, being held up by his father. A man
named lw-o, who was present, suggmted that
he was pomesned of a devil, in order to exiel
which iMnswaym himself alxmt in front of
the sick man, seized hold of Lis hair, and de
manded of the devil who he was. Not re
ceiving a reply ha struck the deceased vio
lently with a rattan, wheu the lattur full
Isu k in a dying condition; hut before his
death another friend look the raltau and
lieat tlie dennued, With limn swaying Uieu
Issiira to ami fro and profeiing to Im os
se cd with the spirit of a gisl. TLe thiging
waa tuten.l.sl to drive out the devil. Imjl
diasl aluvot Immediately without a com
plaint Th widow iiiirrntMd all these facts
ti tlie coroner, ami ih-sTilssi hoth flogging
as being very violent. The medical evidene
sliowml tliat thern went several hrulsm ow
the Iwk nuil an alirnsiou nn the right hip,
hut that the cause of ibstih wax hemorrhage
fr.Mli rupture of the spleen, which was prole
ably not dim to the flogging. Tim jury found
a verdict ai-cordlngly, adding that there was
tio ev idaoce to show how tlx spleen Is-rame
ruptured. IjmmIou Turn.
Ilw Ha Mxlr H Dollar.
Tlie ensy manner in which people may I
humbugged, ami the great nwer that curi
osity can exert, la llhistruteal in a little story
told by In. Richardson this morning. He
told of a man who owned sow and pigs
ordlnarysrrnlist.s k. Il'i placed one of the
pigs in a l is ami carried It. to town, and
with a mysterious air intimated that the bos
nntaliHsl a great curiosity. His friemis were
anxious to get a peep Into the box, but be
persistently refused to let any one look into
it finally, one man's curiosity was so great
that he olTervd a small amount f'"- the privi
lege of kasklug Into the box. Whilo disput
ing alaait It, other made similar offers, until
lire dollar was serureiL The owner then
reluctantly consented for the box to be
opened, when lo and heboid! It was an ordi
nary Itttla pig. I'eople love to be hum
bugged, and the man not only made five
dollars, but was more popular than ever.
Athens ((ia.) Chronicle.
Let liar A Ions.
Tbe boys of Princeton college tore up a
hundred fisst of sidewalk (or a widow named
KevK ami she sent them a great big weet
eake with enough poison in it to have killed
Iwmty five rowdies bad they eaten It. They'd
dmUht let that buzz saw alone iu the future.
Iletroit Free Free.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh cure.
T. J. CnniKT A Co., Props
We. the undersigned, bavo known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, arj"
believe him perfectly honorable.
business transactions and fin": , ,
to carry out any obligate -"de b lheir
Wmt A Tru vyboles1 druggist,
Jlf n-Ai A Martin, Wholesale
tiggisu. i oieuo, u.
tL II. Vah IIomkn, Cashier, Toledo Na-
tioncl bank, Toledo, O.
Ilall't catarrh cure la taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
aurfacea of the aystem. Price 79 cent
per boUle. Bold by all druggist.
Four men recently killed 1,000 geese
on Neman Island, Colusa county. Calls
foraia, when their ammunition gave out.
Twetty-ene deceased persons bave been
cremated at Rosed ale. near Lo Angeles,
Cal., the last on only few dtyi ago.
South Carolina Climbs to a Bad
EIGHT NEGROES SHOT TO DEATF
The Murder or Three White Men
Than a Month Stains the A r,m,',I
kerords of the Country wlr fearful
Outbreak or Outlawry ha Aerused,
but I ntrled, Victim, p'ldled with Mul
lets A (ieoifla lr '"r'n Some
COLt'MBiA, 8. D0- 8". Three hundred
armed men tn ftusv masked surround a
jail just ' cne brkct hour before dawn,
while th- inmates are sleeping heavily. They
mov rith caution and as an organized body.
T jailtir is quietly seized and quickly over
powered, his keys taken from him, the heavy
doors unlocked, and before eight negroes
sleeping within are awakeaed their cells are
Oiled with strange figures, they are seized
and carried out into the night, their cries for
mercy, prayers, and curses alike unheeded
by their silent executioners.
The Victims Shot to Piece.
The body of men a put in motion and pro.
feeds a quarter of a mile to the outskirts of
the town, where it halts, and the eight un
fortunate wretches are secured, several hun
dred shots tired, and eight Isslit-t lie on tbe
earth, with bUssl running from a hundred
wounds, literally shot to pieces. Such was
tlie terrible tragedy enacted in tbe town or
Barnwell Saturday uiorning the most ter
rible retribution for a not extraordinary of
fense, as tbe crime records will proves
The Outrage Without Parallel.
Four years ago Are meu were lynched in
Yorkville for t':e lirittnl murdesf a little
boy who caught them stealing. Hut they be
longed to an organized gang whose members
were sworn to kill whoever caught them
stealing, and they were believed to have
committed several murders previously.
Their conviction was uncertain, and the peo
ple took the law into their own bands. But
tbe whole-ale lynching of Sntunlny Jioming
Is without parallel in tbe records of crime
In this state, mid there was leas ground for
the act prolsthlv than for any lynching be
fore. It is doubtful if the country can show
a like record
What the Negrnes Were Charged With.
These eight negrons were charged with
committing and being accessory to the follow.
Ing crimes: The afternoon of IK-t 3n John J.
IlelTerman was shot and instantly killed in a
restaurant in the town of Barnwell by Kipley
Johnson. Hi (Termsn was one of the princi
pal merchants of tbe town, and Johnson was
a colored man employed at that time in run
ning a gin. There had ts-en sisme trouble be
tween the white man and too negro the day
before, ami, although there were conflicting
account as to the difll.-ulty. it is probable
that HerTerman threatened the negro, for he
had lieen summoned to ap-ar before the
town council the morning follow ing, ami had
been put un.ler bond. The killing took place
in a colored restaurant, lie re HelTerman
had followed Johnson. Five other negroes
were Jailed a accessories.
Assas-lnatioM of KoHert Martin.
Robert Martin. a young planter and prom
inent citizen and only child of aged parent,
was riding home Icc. is late at night when
be was shot down by hidden assassins. The
shots were heard by negroes living near, but
they nuble no effort to ascertain the trouble,
and the white citizens nssert that they were
all intheconspiini y,at least by guilty knowl
edge. Mr. Martin had no white enemies,
but he worked las father's plantation and
hail the reputation of keeping the negroes
pretty close to their work and allowing then
little license. Five bullets had entered bis
body from the hack, and he had evidently
been sine stt instantly killed. At the coroner's
iuque-t tbe crime waa charged to six negroes,
and they were arrested and put in jail. Be
sides the above, Issc. l'J J. S. Brown, another
prominent planter, waa : ot to death on bis
own premises by negn es who bave never
The t-ynehint; a Surprise.
There was not a rumor in the town of
Barnwell Friday night that violence was
contemplated. Had there tieen a whisjCT of
it the jail would have l-en pimr.l.sl by
trcsis. As it was the town, together with
the disniied prisoner and the jailer, was
sleeping. At 4 o'eka'k Saturday morning
the jailer was called bv some men on the
outside of the juil inclosure. He was in
formed that a constable bad arretted the
murderer of James 1'. Brown, and that
he w inhed to lock him up. Suspect
ing nothing the jailer enmedow n and opened
the heavy gate. lie was immediately seized
by a dozen men and overpowered, unarmed,
and told to ki-ep quiet or he would suffer for
any alarm made.
Maine of the Klght Men.
The keys were tnken from him and fifty
men entered the iil and took out the follow
ing prisoners: Kipley Johnson and .Michael
Adams, the princial and chief acvssory to
the murder of J. J. llefferman m tk'toher
hist. and Peter Bell, Knfe Morrell, Hugh
Furse, Hudson Johnson, Kols-rt rini nii.and
John Jones, the tux negroes charged with
the assassination of Holiert Martin iKs?.
K They were then marched to the out
skirts of the town, and in a few minutes ench
man was Ismnd to the Isslv of a tree.
Itlilitled with lie I let.
Two hundred men then formed a line a
thort distance from them ami poured volley
after volley into the bodies of the negroes.
They were shot to pits-en. The firing was the
first intimation the people of the town had
at the trouble. It seemed then as if the ne
gnxst would rise up and revenge the lynch
ing. In rewmse to a reiiest the governor
srdeml a Isslv of infantry and one of
savalry to prre for service. The whites
sre armed and pretty well organized. The
tow n is reasonably quiet.
A Stnteaient In I'alllattnn.
Tlie bdmg ritizens of Barnwell met Hat
rday evening and prered a statement in
tended as a pullintion of tlie slaughtor. In
it they reisiuiit the uiur.ler of the three riti
Izens mentioned aliove and add that the con
tinuation of the eases of the murderers of
HefTerman disapts tinted the whiten and It
was tbongtit emlsiltleresl the negrisw. They
sarrilie this latmt whohstale lynching to the
ndignanl reeetitmeut of the w hites at these
A brnrsla I'aper Hpeaka llaL
Aloi'HTA, Cis., I lee, ,11). The Chronicle.,
teferrlng to the lynching of tbe negToescon
IimsI hi the jail at Barnwell, H. C, says:
"White men who mob and slesit negroes
socrswl of crime violate tike laws of thai and
Bielr country. They are guilty of murder,
md, however revolting tlie rrinesji supponml
lo have lieen committed by this upon whom
their vengeance is wreaked, men who taketbe
law in their own hands, who usurp the plnes of
hidgn and Jury, are conspirators against tbe
Sstaoe and Integrity of the state aud enemies
tbe misrt am Ted rights and the only safe
guard of the lilmrty of people. Tbe shooting
f negroes, whether guilty or not guilty, by
bands of lawless white men is brutal. It Is t
disgrace to our civilization, ami a scandal
and a shame to any community that
tolerates or periietrates such a-ta of lawlesi
Inhumanity and crime."
f'uld-llliHMled Doraestle Slaughter.
Iux'IIEhtkr, Mich., Ilec 30. William
Major, a well-tn-do farmer, Uving a lew
miles north of Mount Vermon, this state,
went home in a cheerful frame or mind
Saturday afternoon, but la-fore morning bs
had killed every memlwr of bis family ex
cept a little son, and also slaughtured hi
tie granddaughter. During the
arose and shot his wife as she e f . mortally
wounding her. Then ho v. -k " th- roHm 01
his married duugh'
and brained Iter with
an ax. nest el-e- l"
girl, iqsvtter-- cl,'W " brains all over the
last. H' l-'J uuu us iniwT nim-
iu. nd frightened at the nnstrts of the
uttol crejit under tlie bed, and his father
after feeling over the bed for him concluded
to let hiiii'live. Ho then went to the born
anil killed himself.
A Sim's I'naeeonntable Crime.
BnnoKLrn, N. V., Dec. 30. Frank Brack,
a young man wbo kept a barber shop at 1 13
I'll ion avenue, in tbe eastern district, Sat
urday shot and instantly killed his mother
Johanna, aged (K! years, and then shot him
self , inflict ing a mortal wound. The mother
bad been ill for some time, and Saturday
afternoon told her son that she believed she
was dying. He went out, bought a pistol,
and on returning put tlie pistol to hit moth
er bead, blowing out her brains. He then
shot bimntlf in tbe right temple. Brack had
a good reputation, and had supported hit
mother. Ho cause it knows for the deed.
Very Well lone, Mrs. Hick.
Ijttlsj. Rock, Ark, Dec, 80. Frank
Bicker and hit wife, reputable white people
Uving neai- Holt, Ark., had separated, and
THE -ROQrlSl'ANP AUG US. MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 1889.
Hiekey had f 0 "teP reconcile their
differences. Mr- H'ckr. however, said she
would nor've b ber husband again un
4,4. B. ciminwtanees. This infuriated
HR'k aod B1" out wrrant for her ar
iiid proclaiiiing he would take her
lyd or alive, sta -ted to the house to serve
v. His wife met dm at the door with a re
volver and as h advanced she shot and
killed him. Put lie feeling is with Mrs.
Bold Rot bery at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 10. At 11 o'clock Saturday
morning an unknown burglar entered the
flat at 83 Sixteenth street, occupied by Mrs.
J. W. Millar, presented a knife at tbe breast
of tbe servant gii I, and, after gagging ber,
proceeded to rob 1 he bouse, obtaining about
I JO in cash and $1 JO worth of jewelry. The
sound or steps on the front stairway finally
frightened the robber off, who went down
the back stairs and escaped. The girl was
nearly prostrated, but gave a good descrip
tion of tbe robber
A Das ard Identified.
Bbaeil, Ind., Ceo. 30. Miss Clara War
sr, a 15-year-old girl who was assaulted
near Coal City some weeks ago by an un
known man, Saturday recognized James
Dalgarn as her a aailant. Dalgarn is now
in jail. Criminal assaults on several other
women have been made near Coal City re
cently, the circun stances surrounding which
indicate the same iLssailant. A mob is reared.
and extra preeaut ion has been taken to pre
vent a lynching.
An Klg-ln. I Is., Rascal Arrested.'"'"
Washington C tt, Dec, 30. The postofflce
department has is en notified of tbe arrest of
Fred IKley, who, in April, 1888, fled from
Elgin, Ills., after having stolen several reg
istered letters. The postofflce inspectors
have been on his track ever since, and finally
effected his arreHt
This B y Is Immortal.
Kcokuk, Ia., Dec. 30. Harry Myers, a
bell-boy employe! at the Hotel Keokuk,
while asleep, wall ed out of the window of
his room in the fifth story or the hotel, about
ii o'clock Saturday morning. He fell on a
barrel of empty bottles. He got tip in a
dazed condition and walked to his room,
where it was founi that the elbow of his left
arm was crushed, and back bones of the fore
arm broken alsn'e the wrist. He was cut
about tbe bead and body by the broken glass,
but not seriously. The fall was exactly fifty
Another Sensation Busted.
Washimgtom City, Dec. So. At tbe state
department Satut Jay a United I'ress reporter
secured an authoritative denial of the rumor
that tbe stopping of the American fleet at
Lisbon had re fere ice to tbe McMurdo claim.
There is an assn-ed prospect that tbe Mc
Murdo claim will be nettled peacefully and
satisfactorily, anl there is no danger, it is
said at the department, of tbe uniformly
good relations let ween Portugal and the
L'nited States being interrupted on account
sf this claim.
Did the President Kill a PI?
Washington City, Dec. 30. There is a
story current here that the President on his
hunting trip last s-eek killed a pig belonging
to an old negro, mistaking the pig for a coon,
and that the negr made such n aw f ul ro w
when be discovers! that his pet jsirker bad
been slain that tt e presidential party made
up a purse of -'S0 ind presented it to the dis
consolate colored man with the injunction
that be keep his mouth shut
Tea Hours' Par for Mine Honrs' Work.
Baltimore, Die 30. Tbe garment cut
ters' and trimmers' local assembly of tbe
Knights of Labor bave demanded of their
smployers a work day of nine hours. A cir
cular fixing the cay for the new system on
tbe first Monday in January was sent Satur
day to each clot ling manufacturer in the
Sit y. It asks the uue rate of wages as has
hitherto been paid for ten hours.
M Im Mcbol't ltody Found In the Ice.
I. aw RKNCX. M iss., Dec. 30. The body of
Hiss Sarah F. N chols was found frozen in
the ice of the Merrimac river, near this city,
yesterday. Miss Nichols, whose home was
in Belvidere, wai recently swindled out of
l,0ia) by Cbarke Metcalt She bad been
iiwpondunt over .his fact, and undoubtedly
-onimitted suicid v
The Hlluard Breaks Lose.
Chic ago, Dec yrt. Tehsgrams f mm Huron,
1 D. ; Duluth, Minn.; Goshen. Ind., and
Kher places in tin west state that a blizzard
a raging, and in South Dakota and Minne
sota trains are d tlayed by the snow. Tbe
jemperature fell M degrees at G.ishcn in
Cottoa Valued at )30O.0OO Burned.
Yazoo City, Kiss., Dec. 30. The Citizens'
warhouse, fl.OK) tales of cotton and seven
freight cars with contents were burned Sat
urday. The loss on the Cotton is estimated
tt . 100,000; on building, $10,0i; on cars and
New National Bank for Ohio.
Washington I'rrv, Due, SO. The First
National bank of Ifilee, O , baa beau author
ced to bugiu bust lens, with a capital of ISO,-
TOO VENTL RESOME SETTLERS.
Aa Attempt to Found a Town u Indian
Land Comes to irlef.
I'ltRkc, a D., Dec. :i0. Great excitement
provaiU here on account of tbe discovery
Saturday mornii g that about srventw-flve
settlers had at teLipted to found a town site
across tlie Missot ri at the mouth or tbe Bad
river. It is learn. si that tlie scheme bad been
in embryo for se 'eral weeks, and that a sum
1st of prominent citizens of East Pierre were
in the plot. The w ork commenced at 12 o'clock
Friday night, an 1 all night long teams and
men with loads of lumls-r were crossing and
rwcroseing the river, the citizens of Ilerre
being entirely unconscious of the unusual
proceedings goiu on under their noses.
The OrlKli al Owners Objected.
All went well until o o'clock Saturday
morning, when a half-breed who farms tbe
land w hereon tin stiuatters located discov
erad tberu. Sec inug a Ismnd of his follow
ers he attacked tlie squattfsrs with guu, pte
tols ami laseoa Tbey laser s-d tbe boas -ar-penter
and sever -ly injured a number of the
home seekers, w ben the latter took flight.
Is-mg unable to bold ont in the taUtle.
Adding to their dismay, a storm of rain and
leet set in, and one by one the band came
straggling acroa the river, drenched with
rain, almost fro: en and a number bleeding
from bruises and wounds.
A Bid Speculation.
Tbe halMn-eed . secured their luru!sr, piled
It up and set fire to it, and shortly all that
marked the pros ctive town site was a vast
column of Osmds and smoke, visible at
Pierre, while the shouts and yells of tbe vic
torious half-brsis, mingled with pistol
shots, could plan ly be beard on this side.
Punching Checks to Prevent Itasrality.
Washington Citt, Dec SO. Tbe checks
mailed Saturday by United States Treasurer
Huston for an amount aggregating about
f T,.VJO,000 in pay nent or interest due Jan. 1
on registered 4 per ceut. bonds were all
punched with figures representing tbe
amount for whit h they are drawn, and are
the first checks marked ever issued by the
treasury departi lent Tbe idea of punching
the checks origin tted with Treasurer Huston,
and is intended ss an additions' protection of
the interests of the gowornment In prevent
ing the raising t f checks.
No Free "' Material la Prospect.
W-.xaimrron City, Dec. 80. The Repub
Auan memlasrs ot the ways and means com
mittee held an it formal conference Friday
evening and, it it understood, agreed to en
deavor to retwirt a tariff bill the first week
in Fula-uary. Tl ey agreed that there should
be no free" nail, tree Iron ore or free wool
provisions in tbe bill, nor. Indeed, any pro
vision for any frse raw material of any im
portance unless i should be sugar.
Itlsappearans e or Pay Clerk Jones.
Washington Ittt, Dec 80. The paymas
ter general of th navy knows nothing of tbe
alleged discrepan vf in tbe accounts ot Pay
Clerk Jones, wb is supposed to have com
mitted suicide in tbe Potomac river. Maj.
Uoodlu says that, be believes that Jones' ac
count will be f is nd to be correct. He does
not belive that J. sues committed suicide.
llec of Lot Grippe.
Boh ton, Dec. 81 George W. Swain, an
instructor of ma .hematic at Harvard col
lege, died yesterd ay morning at the Trfmis
chusetts faospita , aged 29 year. He waa
seised with an ac ite attack of paritonitkt oo
Tuesday, and ca Wednesday was taken
down with the "t rippe."
Lampy Jmw 1 4 Chicago Stock Tarda.
Chioaoo, Deej SO. Seventy -five of lot of
100 cattle, taid to lumpy jawed.that arrived
at the stock yard) Friday wars shot Saturday
at Hess' packing ouse, and thirty were killed
yesterday. The earcaases of the oattle will
be examined, and those unfit for food will be
The Irish Leader Led into Paths
AN AGGRIEVED HUSBAND'S GHABGE
Captain O'Shea Makes the Home Rule
Chief Co-Respond cut In a Divorce Case
The News No Particular News In
Lsmdon History of the Affair loro
Pedro's Grief Over the Death of His
Devoted Wire Gladstone's Birthday
Lokdow, Dec. 30 The sensation of theday
is the divorce suit brought by Capt. William
Henry O'Shea against bis wife, with Charles
Stewart Parnell as co-respondent Capt.
O'Shea gives his address as Mo. 'in Victoria
street, Westminster; bis occupation as justice
of the peace, County Clare, Ireland. The
ground alleged by O'Shea is infidelity of his
wife with Parnell at Eltluun, York Terrace,
Brighton, and Aldengton. According to an
informant Parnell has lived for a considera
ble time since 1&S6 at Eltham with Mrs.
O'Shea, and at this place both lived secluded
bves. O'Shea has handsome quarters in Vie
toria street, where he lives with bis son. He
admitted Saturday night that the report
that he had brouglre suit was correct, but
wondered bow it had leconie public. The
charges cover a period from IN until a year
Not Much of a Surprise.
rarnell's position in Capt O'Shea's family
has Iwen known to the world for years. He
lived with them as one of the family and as
their most trusted adviser and friend. There
was never the slightest attempt at conceal
ment when O'Shea was in parliament. For
instance, he and Parnell always drove home
together to the former's pretty suburban
home at North Hank. Kltliam. Everybody
iu the district knew Parnell, who was fond
of driving out with Mrs. O'Shea and her
children. Tarneli frequently escorted Mrs.
O'Shea in public, and always with Capt.
O'Shea's full knowledge and consent. Not
infrequently the Tory newspapers have hint
ed that Partiell's position in another man's
family was anomalous, and less than six
months ago a Tory evening newspaper here
had to make an humble apology to Parnell
for a paragraph on tbe same lines.
Kxrept Apparently to O'Shea.
O'Shea always derided these suggestions of
evil, and never tired of telling people that
Parnell looked upon bis wife as an elder
sister and himself as a brother. O'Shea,
therefore, can not plead ignorance of what
tbe world was saying, and he will have to
explain why, with such knowledge in his
possession, he continued to receive Parnell a
a memtxT of his household. It was not untU
tbe Parnell commission began its investiga
tions that any coldneas appeared between
Parnell and O'Shea, and then the latter ap
peared as a witness for The Times, but bis
evidence was not consi.lered, among Irish
men at least, as of any consequence.
Can Probably Make a Case.
It is more than likely that O'Shea will be
able to prove his assertions. It was well
known to certain newspaper corresfundents
here that w hen Parnell left town without giv
ing any idea of bis whereabouts be might be
found at O'Shea's house at Eltham. So
well was everything understood that upon
at least one occasion, when Parnell was
interviewed there. It was with the under
standing that the fact that he was there
should be kept secret, and that in
tbe interview be should be located in quite a
different place. In the coming legal fight, if
it is pushed to a conclusion, Paniell's position
rosy be a very painful one. Consideration
for Mrs. O'Shea, assuming the generally ac
cepted story of her relationship with Parnell
to be true, w ill make it necessary for Parnell
to deny the accusations brought against him.
This w ill prevent his setting up in court the
defense that OShoa was aware of his rela
tions with Mrs. O'Shea.
O'Shea's Parliamentary Experience.
In Parnell selected O'Shea to represent
the Home Rulers in parliament from an Irish
constituency, much to their disgust. All the
Home Rule Ua.lrs were opposed to O'Shea, and
it require,! all of Parnell's influence to secure
his election. After be entered parliament be
was "sent to Coventry by the Irish members.
and it is said that frequent remarks implying
that U Shea as"Le Man complaisant were
in the captain a hearing.
DOM PEDRO BEREAVED.
The Kx-Kmteror's Icvoted Wife Dead
AflrrtlnK Scene In the Heath Room.
London, Iec. .10. Poor ex-Empress Ther
esa of Brazil died Saturday at Oporto, as the
disiatches say, of heart disease. She suffered
severely from hunger during the siege of the
imperial palace at Rio by the revolutionists.
and her condition was made worse by the
rough treatment she experienced before be
ing placed alxiard the Alagoas to lie sent to
Portugal She never became reconciled to
the treatment of her husliand by the Brazil
ians. and sobls-d piteously as the shores of
Brazil faded from ber view. Ex-Empress
Theresa was tbe daughter of King Francis L
of Sicily, and was born nearly 70 years ago.
At the age of eighteen she married Doin Pe
dro, then but a lad of 14, and during the
half century that has kinoe elapsed they were
as uevousi as ai nrsx.
Doin Pedro at the Deathbed.
Dom Pedro hail gone out for a walk and
was not present n hen bis wife died. Mes
sengers were disialched for him, but could
not find him in time. lHu arriving at the
bedside of the ex-enipres?, just after life had
(Missed away, Doin Pedro knelt aud kisxed
tlie forehead of tbe deaiL He remained mo
tionless and without speaking for a long
time. v ben lie bad somewhat recovered
himself be said to a friend that he bad expe
rienced tlie tutierest trial that Ood could in
flict, Tlie faithful aud affectionate couian-
lonsbip ot bis wire bad sus'ained bun for
forty-six years. "tJod's will be done," he
He Closes His Wire's Fyes.
Thon noticing the eyes of the dead still open
be broke down and wept, exclaimiug : "Is it
pcNwible that thews dear, kind eye wiU never
again brighten on seeing tue. He closed an
reverently killed the eyelids. He asked to be
left alone, and remained a long time. When
calmer, be requested the attendants to keep
the empress' death from the public until the
coronation fostivities at Lisbon were over.
News had, however, beeo sent everywhere.
The Brazilian minister cabled tlie provisional
government of the event.
The x-Kuipres lst Words.
Iioni Pedro has been fairly deluged with
telegrams and letters condoling with him for
the loss of bis wife, the ex-empress of Brattl.
The last utterances of tbe ex-empress were
expressions of regret that she could not re
turn to Issxutiful Brazil.
The News at Klo Janeiro.
Rto vt Janeiro, Dec 30. The news of
the death of tbe ex-empress of Brawl was a
great shock to tbe tropin. Monarchists and
Republicans alike. The regret was very
general, for sue was greatly loved, and her
charities were innumerable. She was. In
sn a hot water tub with a gas Jet burning be
neath him and there left until found dead.
EXPLOSION OF MOLTEN METAL.
Nine Men Horribly Burned. Two of Wbei
May Lose Their Lives.
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 30. By an explosion
or molten tuotal in a mould at the Moshi
Maohine company's foundry Saturday nine
men were horribly burned, some of them fi
tally. Tbe names of tbe victim? are: J. 1
Dobbins, uiolder, body, neck, and head ter
ribly burned, will probably die; John Hughes,
molder, both eyes burned out, whole body
seared, may die; Matson, foreman,
breast, neck, and arms terribly burned and
foot cooked, will recover; Charles Hurst,
back burned in two places so that flesh (ell
away to the bone, will be permanently dis
abled; John Wheeler, workman, severe
burns; Fred Ayres, Wiley Jones, Mack
Haney, and Jake Mitchell, workmen, more
or less burned abontlheu- bodies.
Elfht Persons Hllghtly Injured.
Philadelphia, Dec. 80. Eight persons
were injured and shaken up by the derail
ment of a car on the Philadelphia and Bead
ing railroad at Eighteenth street and Penn
sylvania avenue Saturday night The train
waa going very slowly out Pennsylvania
venue when the rear axle of the last car
broke, which threw it over on its side. Tbe
car was dragged a abort distance before Ibe
train was stopped. After having their
wounda dressed tbe injured were all able to
leave for their botnea.
sd a Poisoned Beefsteak.
DacATca, Uls., Dec 80 Early Saturday
morning Mrs. Asa Clothier found a beef
steak neatly wrapped in brown paper lying
in tbe road. She took it home and cooked tt
for breakfast The steak had been pokxWl
with arsenic, and the whole family waa taken
ill, but will recover.
PITILESS FLAMS. .
Holocaust of a Family at Huron
THE I tEE HEED'S AWTTJL WORK.
Fathev, Mother and Mne Children, One
a Visitor. Meet Their Fate In tbe Fiery
Kmbrace Unavailing Attempt at Res
rue by Two Brothers, Awakened by the
Screams of the Dying Ten Lives Lost
In a Railway Wreck In Virginia Other
Houghton, Mich., Dec. 30. Eleven per
sons were burned to death at Hurontown
early yesterday morning, and their bodies,
charred beyond possibility of recognition,
now lie piled in horrible confusion on a
sled at the engine house. The victims were
Theodore Gross, his wife, ei(,'ht of their ten
children and Miss Lizzie Erh, daughter of
Theodore Erb, of Lake Linden, wbo was
passing the holiday vacation with the fam
ily. The names of the unfortunates who
thus met a horrible death are as follows:
Theodore Gross, the father, aged 37 years.
Mary Gross, the mother, aged 47.
Katie Gross, aged 35.
John Gross, aged 19.
Anton Gross, aged 13.
Mary Gross, aged IA
Lizzie Gross, aged 10.
Joe Groai, aged 0.
Michael Gross, aged 6.
Lena Gross, aged '2.
Lizzie Erb, of 1-ake Linden, aged 14.
Koasted In Their Rooms.
Mr. and Mrs.Urossand their daughter Katie
attended an old people's dancing party Fri
day night, and returned home Saturday
morning shortly after 2 o'clock, and immedi
ately retired. Katie occupying tbe same
room with Lena on the grouud floor. Theo
dore (iross, Jr., who is employed nights in
the Huron staiap-mill, came home a quarter
of an hour later, and w as soon tudeep with
his brother Nicholas in a room on the second
floor. Shortly after he wns awakened by
bis brother Nicholas, who heard arreami
coming from an adjoining room occupied by
three sisters and three little brothers. Both
sprang out of bed and ran out into tbe hall,
which they found in a mass of flames. Smoke
and fire were ascending the stairway from
below, and the boys were unable to reach the
occupants of either floor.
No Rescue Possible.
Almopt naked, and closely pursued by the
flames, they jumped through a window in
tbe ball, carrying the sash with them, and
fell upon the ground ladow, badly cut Un
mindful of their own wounds, or or the fierce
blizzard w hich beat upon their nude forms,
the boys made heroic efforts to rescue the
eleven helploss victims w ho were tieing con
sumed with the burning dwelling. Again
and again they hurled themselves against the
doors, but they were securely fastened, and
would neither break nor open. Then they
broke a window, but were driven back by
tbe flames, which sxn enveloped tbe entire
building. Meantime the' agonizing screams
of the inmates told too pluinly that they
were already beyond hope of aid.
Recovering; the Charred Kodles.
Seeing that all efforts to render assistance
unaided would be futile they ran and
waked several neighbors, but no sounds
came from the taiming building, and it was
clear that all within had perh.sL In tbe
course of three hours a searching larty went
over the ruins and discovered the charred
remains of eleven bodies, distinguished only
by tbe size or the bones. The charred re
mains were gathered in a three by six sleigh
box and deposited in the engine house. Tbe
origin or tbe fire is a mystery. Theodore
Gross, Jr., says it mU;ht have been started
from the lamp be supposed be extinguished
when he retired. It certainly emanated from
a source inside the house.
Their Birthplace Their Pyre.
Rumors are afloat that it was through the
carelessness of the parents, who are alleged
to bave been intoxicated when they returned
from the djinoi. A son, I'etor, aei ".'7, who
works at the Osceola stamp mill, was not at
home at the time of the lire. All of the
children were born in the hou-e in which
they were consumed.
The calamity of yesterday morning was
the second one of the kind which has oc
curred in this place within two wevks. two
women and a baby having tccn roasted
ubve only a few days au.
HURRIED TO ETERNITY.
Terrible Wreck on the Chesapeake
Ohio Ten Lives Iou
Charleston, W. Va., Deo. 30. Aa the
vestibule train on the Chesapeake and Ohic
railway was flying along at express speed
two miles west of White Sulphur Springs
Saturday morning, it left the track, owing
to spreading rails, and six cars were demol
ished, killing the following ton persons: Hale
Morrison, Charleston, mail aent; J. W.
Thomas, newsboy, Islington, Ky. ; O. B.
Barksadale, Profflt, Va, liapgagemaster; J.
R. West. Howardsville, Va., engineer; E.
Wilson, Caldwell, Kan. ; Nelson Heath (col
ored) Claremont, W. Va. : H. Koltka, Grant
county, South Dakota; Edward Brown (col
ored) Alleghany, Va; Kidder Kidd, Hanni-
11, Mo.; unknown man, dcscriliod as white.
tall, slender, fair complexion, gray eyes,
sandy mustache, good hsiking, dressed, in
Some of the Wounded.
The most severely iujurned out of about
twenty-five are tbe following: R L. Stan-
Ion. Farmville, Va. , cut under eves; Gas H.
Kline, Chicago, leg broken; P. P. Runch,
hark hurt; William M. Dell, New York
city, compound fracture of tbe thigh; John
Woodfolk, Alleghany, Va, section hand,
right leg crushed aud had to be amputated ;
Louis Karzth, Ulackstotie, Kan., collar-bone
broken ; H. V. trrcgory, arm crushed and in
ternally injured ; Conductor C. E. Schweik
ert, right leg broken below tbe knee.
Mteam Heat Prevented Holooaail.
Luckily tbe cars did uot take fire, being
heated by steam. All the killed were in tha
smoking car, w hich was telescoped by an
other car. Every person in tbe car wai
killed except the conductor, who had his leg
broken and was seriously injured.
The Ladles Helped Nobly.
After some time a number of doctors from
aloug the lino arrived aud worked long and
faithfully among the suffering. Ladies
turned out, and Ux much cannot be said in
praise of their noble efforts. The noteworthy
feature was that no ladies or children wurs
Cooked to L-eath In a Bath-Tnb.
Kokomo, Ind. Dec. 30. John Clark, t
farmer, aged atsut 70, and an old resident ol
this county, living alsiut one and one-hall
miles eat of here, was found dead in one ol
lr. T kle's bath-tubs Saturday morning, Ux
flesh being boiled so levlly tbat it dropped
from tbe bouea Tykle and two of his em
pkiyes have been placed in Jail for murdst
through careksmiess. Clark, w ho was palsied
and scarcely able to sak or move, was put
fact, held in" higher estimation than Dom
The Grand Old Man Celebrates His SOth
Lokdok, Dec. 30. The SOth anniversary
of Gladstone's birth yesterday absorbed to
much attention as to make of Sunday a day
of national remembrance. Telegrams and
letters of congratulation and ediniration
poured into Hawarden from not only all
quarters of England, but literally from all
parts of the world, many coming from A us
tralia, America and India. All the memben
or the Gladstone rainily branches were gath
ered at Hawarden to meet and greet theit
eminent kinsman. Gladstone received 2UC
telegrams and 500 letters of congratulation.
Tbe first telegram received was from th
prince and princess of Wale.
Better Let I'p on That Cable Censorship.
London, Dec- 30. The provisional gov
eminent of Brazil has addressed to the Euro
pean powers an impatiently-couched note de
ploring the readiness of Europe to credit ru
mors inimical to the new regime, while ex
hibiting unwillingness to accept the state
ments of those In authority to the contrary.
Tbe facilities of the various European gov
ernments for obtaining absolutely correct
information, respecting the condition of
affairs in Brazil are such, however, aa to
wan ant them in continuing to discount the
rose-colored aocounta tent out by the mill,
tary dictatorship at present constituting
what little government Brazil enjoys.
Foreed Naturalisation la Brazil.
Loft-Doir, 1 30. A vast number of the
foreign residents of Brazil have protested
against the naturalisation scheme of the pro
isional government. A number of French,
Portuguese, German, and Italian merchant!
residing and doing buxiaess in Brazil havs
applied to their respective governments for
Latest Styles and tbe mo3t
Of Lace Curtain Stretchers
cur t rm naMi . m um
Will Save you Money, Time and Lslmr.
Kvsnv lloussKCErER Should IIavi Ohs
aay IsJy can operate them.
For Sale By
1 1 L.I .1 1 I X
EE. IF1. COBDE
protection. They lo not LJi to interfere
with Brazilian politics, but say they will not
submit to the loss of their national rights.
Khould the provisional government dispute
those rights they will leave the country after
disposing of their business.
Rlgnlflrant Remark by Seiton.
Lokdos, Dec 30. A remark by Sczton at
his farewell banquet in Dublin Saturday
night has oaused some comment in ollti.al
circles. In toasting the queen a necessary
ceremony which is generally slurred ovet
with as little grace as possible by the Na
tionalists on such occasions Sexton said
that the Nationalists will vote for the royal
grants so long as her majesty does not re
fuse to sign the measures enacted by the
Result of the Strikes in ltelirium.
Loxdos, Dec. 30. There is a serious short
age of coal in Belgium, owing to the labor
troubles in the mining regions, manufac
turing interests are beginniug to suflVr, and
even the government is unable to obtain its
usual supply of f uul. The singular spectacle
is likely to be witnessed of the government
of a coal-producing country sending abroad
for its coal supply.
Tounj Abraham Lincoln Kcrnvrring.
London", Doc. 30. Minister RoWt Lincoln
is again at Versailles w ith his family. His
son Abraham, who lias lm ill for eight
weeks, is still unable to be moved. The al
cess, which was operated upon two month
ago, has not healed. Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln
are constantly attending their son and have
declined all invitations for the holidays.
Carlos Proclaimed King.
Lisbon, Dec 30. The formal accession oi
Carlos L as king of Tort upal was proclaimed
Saturday with elaborate and iniosing core
monies. Theday was cloudy, but pleasant,
and the poople turned out en masse to w it
ness what they couh! of the ceremones, and
cheered the new king enthusiastically.
Drowned In a Collision.
Londos. Dec. 30. Tlie steamers Ovington
and Queen Victoria collided yesterday dur
ing a fog on the river Clyde. The Ovington
was so badly damaged that she sank almost
instantly. Five ersoiis were drowned.
The Queen Victoria was damaged, but re
A Pointer for New York.
Bzr.LrN, Dec. 30. Tbe emperor has ratified
tbe scheme for a lottery, the proceeds ol
which are to lie used in acquiring a site fcr a
monument for the late KmiK-ror AVilliam 1.
There are to Ik o.iiiSi ti. kets at UN marki
A Million anil a Hair in Its tirip.
London. Dec. 30. --It is estimated that
there are upward oi' l.Vu.uM victims of the
influenza ou the coiitin.-nt.
Tbe Cr.ir Mill in Bed.
St. PrrERsiu-Rii. lie.-. The cz.ir is still
confined to his bfd by uli i-- not having re
covered from the effects v.l llie iullii nza.
Kniln l'aslia ltiiu-.'t inn A;:iiii
Zanzibar, Dec. :. E.nui IVha in a"'
The President llxck at tlie Capital.
Wariunotos I'tTV, Dec. 3u. -The presi
dent returned from his ducking trip at II
o'clock Saturday night. He was aivonipa
nied by Senators E liiiniuls and ilnwlcy and
Mr. Bateman, of New York. At Hichmoud
be was met by a committee, headed by the
mayor, and the hospitaliti of the city ten
dered him. But he declined, owing to the
necessity of getting ItficK to the capital as
soon as possible.
No Cirippp in Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. Stt. The Russian iutluenza
has not yet made its app urauce in Chicago.
This is the opinion of the iii'Mical men of the
city, many of whom were interviewed yes
terday. The doctors were unanimous in
saying that the reported cases of tbe disease
that have stirred up the town during the
last week were nothing more than plain, or
dinary, every -day rolls.
Died of a Pint or Alcohol.
Dclcth, Mina, Dec 30. A Finlander
named Herman Keenara, wbo has of late
been drinking heavily and has beeu several
times run in as a "drunk," purchased a pint
of alcohol Saturday afternoon and entering
a saloon on Lake avenue, took a seat in one
corner by himself and drank it all. Twenty
minutes later it was discovered that tbe man
Suicide Ran In the Family.
Nw York, Dec. 30. Edward C. Moller,
a wealthy Hoboken man, coiu-nitted suicide
last night by blowing out his brains with a
revolver. He was a son of Christian Moller,
the sugar refiner wbo committed suicide
seven years ago. He was 30 years old, w ai
married and had two childivu Moller war
a popular young man.
'Tvsi a World Romance.
Lahhivo, Mich., Dec. 30. Governor Luce
gives the lie direct to a special to The New
York World printed pretty broadcast some
Ume ago to the effect that he and bis wife
were treated shsbMIy by the railways on
their trip to California and forced to ride in
aa emigrant car.
Two Utile Hoys Drowned.
Washburn, Wis., Dec, 30. Waruie Burns,
the only son of William Burns, and Johnnie
Kinlaysou, son of John Finlaysou, both aged
7 years, were drowned on the bay opposite
the pump-house here Saturday afternoon
while coasting from the shore ou the ice.
Terrible Report at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 3a This morning there
was a rumor that an Illinois Central train
waa wrecked near this city, and that twelve
persona had been killed and many injured.
Particulars had not bees obtained
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Mrs. Bower, proprietor ot the two
largem faotelt at TbcLnatville, Ga., was
tbe first white rhlM hnn l Tk..
ou-tj. of which Thi.the ctp.
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attractire prices combined make
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STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
Th , , , , ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hani c
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I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND O K-s This
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods "hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Tbird avenue and Twentieth St , Rock lelaii
1605 Second Avenue.
CSt 7.a,Mi,l-leB FiDe FWh Cas"'r s"'' G'oves. Rustian
C sir and tine Colt skin Gloves. These ,.! s arc lust made especially
for our home trade. Very large assortment of Fur G'oves.
T , Robes and Trimminas of all kintU
Lad,., and tints' Fur Sette. Fur work of all kinds made to order and repaired.
Siijn nf the Red Glove, west of Market Squire
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Ask for YELLOW WRAPPER.
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BRANCH wnncc muni.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
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Call and Bee our stock and compare our goods and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 wtdm Wert Third fitreat rM ,f0RT. sf-
trade a great success at tb
of all CHOCOLATES
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