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TH E ItOCU IBLAITD ARGUO, EKIDAY DECEMBER 5, 1SC0.
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MR. PEDOICORO'S DAY
II Takes the Doctor' Atlvlre ami Ob
win Soim Interesting Kesulta.
I think TU stay itf bed today." re
tnarlfed John Henry Pcddicord when
the alarm clock went off at 7 a few
morning ago. "I dou't feel very well,
and I read a few days siuco an article
liy a prominent physician, in which he
mid thut if rKKi'lo would go to bed
and stay there a wholo dny in every
month, and keep qniet, they would live
to a gixxl old aiie."
"Will. I think 1 would," said Mm
John Henry Ptxlilicord eiit'uiiratdngly.
Yon have lieen complaining of a severe
lirsOacliu for aeverul days, and I have
Worn quite anxious about yon." So
John Henry turned over on his pillow
and settled himself for hw on wonted
lie had jtint got to sleep again when
the baby woko up. The baby had not
, .read the learned articlo by the promi
nent physician, and it would have bad
no effect ou her if she had. She was
opposed to sleep on general principles,
at any time, day or uii?ht, and only suc
rubraed at the latter time from dire ne
cessity, when she could no longer prop
her eyes open. But stay in bed all day?
Baby's waking wum tlio signal for her
mamma to rise.
"John Henry, love," said Mrs, Peddi
cord, "as yon are not goinjr to get up, I
think I'll let yon amiue baby while I
drees. The girl is busy this morning:
it's ironing morning, yon know. It'll be
such a help."
So while Mrs. Peddicord dressed, John
Henry Peddicord tried to amnse the
"baby, bnt the nttempt was not a gigan
tic success. The baby wanted to get np
and begin its day's work, bnt John Hen
ry, having resolved to put into practice
the prominent physician's theory, conld
not accede to the infant's demand,
tbongh it whs supported by much heavy
To omi.it in the general work of amns
ioe; baby, Mrs. John Henry Peddicord
unloaded on the bed a varied assortment
of toys. There were dolls, tin wagons,
locomotives, building blocks and the
By the aid of these adjuncts to infan
tile pacification and the expenditure of
more vital force than an entire day's
work at the office would consume, John
nenry kept the baby in a .etate of com
parative quiet for ten minutes, and the
word "comparative" is used advisedly.
By this time Mrs. John Henry Peddi
cord was dressed.
"I'll take the baby now and dress her,"
she said. "I'm sore she hasn't bothered
syon much, love. SVs dust as dood as
dold; s'e is motumer's 'ittle toddles."
The second half of Mm John Henry's
remarks was addressed to the baby, not
to John Henry.
"Mommer" took the baby, and John
Henry snuggled into his piilow for an
other snooze. He hud scarcely got to
sleep when he was awakened by the wife
of his Ivosotn.
"IH gi tnd bring up your breakfast,
love, if yonH junt mind' the baby while
I go downstairs for it. There's the
breakfast 111 now. Baby will be good,
I'm sure. Ill se t her on the bed and
you can play with her."
But baby had some conscientious scru
ples about going to bed just after dress
ing, and she filed several emphatic pro
tests, which the disappearance of her
mamma did not tend to render less en
ergetic This time John Henry's efforts to as
suage the grief of his child were utterly
unavailing. He endeavored to explain
to her that the features of Edna, the
chubby rubber doll, were worthy of
more than a casual glance, but baby
would not listen. Equally unavailing
were his efforts to point out the wonder
ful beauties of a "choo-choo" locomotive.
Bnt finally Mm John Henry came to
her lord's assistance and carried off the
baby, while he sat np in bed, propped
with pillows, ate his buttered toast and
his boiled eggs, drank his coffee, and
thought that the prominent physician's
idea was not such a bad one after all
His breakfast eaten, John Henry Ped
dicord lay and dozed and lazily dreamed
for perhaps hulf an hour, when his wife
Invaded the bedroom again.
She had an idea.
"John Henry," she said, "I've no end
of shopping to do, and I just believe I'll
go today, while you are at home. No
one can take care of the baby as well as
you. I feel so much safer when you are
borne with baby dear, and you won't
mind, will you. love?"
John Henry groaned inwardlv.
Oh, no; he wouldn't mind at all.
be didn't for u whole hulf honr
Mrs. Peddicord had disappeared.
baby had been fed, and for the snace of
thirty minutes thereafter was a model of
angelic sweetness. Then came a change,
however, and the infant became more
John Henry performed various gym
nastic evolutions on the bed for his audi
ence of one infant, which were duly ap
plauded until the spectator desired a
change of programme and made her de
sire known very promptly.
After Mrs. Peddicord hud been gone
an houT Johu Henry thought this thing
of staying at homo to rest was a delusion
and a snare, and he tried to concoct a
good reason for foregoing his resolution
of following the prominent physician's
"To be sure," he thought, "there's
that business with Sparrowgrass I ought
to have attended to months ago. He lives
In Frogville, fifteen miles away, over a
very rough road."
John Henry Peddicord dressed him
. self and took the baby downstairs, where
the girl wus ironing.
"N'orah," said he, "I'm ta-ry to inter
rupt your ministrations at the ironing
board, but I find it necessary to go to
the country, and I'll have to leave the
fcaby with you. When Mm Peddicord
returns tell her I received a telegram
calling me away on very important busi
ness, and that I shall not be back before
9 or 10 o'clock to-night, and perhaps not
before to-morrow morning." William
H. Siviter in Drake's Magazine.
Brokeley rtodwnrf in dime museum)
--How much do they pay you. Gen.
Gen. Hopthumb Hundred dollars ft
Brukeley Then I II bet that you're not
as short an I am. And yet thev advertise
you as a dwarf. Yenowine's News.
Blinker That stranger says that once,
when m tt foreign country, the natives
were aoout to attack him when he un
furled the American flag, stutusl that he
was under itn protection, and they slunk
in I wonder what he is.
VV inkers A miserable liar. Street &
Smith s Uood News.
A Financial Genius. "
"Have you broken off your engage-
Vmn? What'B the tnatterT
Well, I was hard np, you see, so I
quarreled and had all my presents re
turned, and was able to realize on them.
Couldn't possibly have raised the money
any other way." Harper's Bazar.
YtDl. PSCSMBKB 0 '"00
WON'T BE DENIED.
The Free Silver Men are Might
ily in Earnest.
LATEST PLAN3 FOB KOBE MONET.
Bland and Htewart Present Sk-hemee
Talk of Beating the Election BUI by
. the Help or Free Coinage Republican
Attorney General Miller Mate a Few
Farts (jo ay's Pension BUI A Breeie
In tbe House Over the Bum Inquiry
The Inter-Continental Railway. '
WasIUSGTOK Citt, Dec &. The silver
men are seemingly determined that they
shall not be set aside at this session of con
gress for lack of telling what they want.
Senator Stewart has formulated his plan
and presented it to the senate. The bill
amends the present law by the repeal of
tbe limitation of the amount of ball ion to
be purchased by the secretary of the treas
ury, and requires tbe secretary to purchase
all the silver bullion offered at a price not
exceeding tl for 371.83 grains of pure sil
ver. It also amends the third section by
requiring the secretary to coin at least
9.U),00o ounces per mouth after the 1st of
July next, and as much more as may be
necessary to redeem the treasury notes is
sued in the purchase of the bullion. The
treasury notes are redeemable in coin, and
the bill would enable the owner of silver
bullion, by two transactions with the treas
ury, to obtain a gold dollar for every paper
ioilar received for his silver. -Bland
Aluo Ha a Scheme.
Bland got the floor In the house yester
day long enough to introduce two bills
one providiriK for the replacement of sur
rendered or cancelled national bank notes
by a new issue of greenbacks, and one au
thorizing tbe issue of another new series of
greenbacks to meet any deficiencies in the
revenues. This last requires the treasury
to have prepared legal tender notes of such
denominations as are now authorized by
law, and to issue aud pay them on ail cur
rent obligations of tbe government. The
notes authorized by this act are to be in
addition to the amount of legal tender
notes now authorized, and are to have all
the monetary value of leoal tender notes.
Heard of Missouri alo presented a couple'
oi. iree silver coinage bills.
Kntawcled with the "Force" BI1L
The silver coinage question and the fed
eral election bill have become entangled in
a very peculiar way within the last three
days, with the result that the election bill
may be sacritiwxl to free coinage. It has
been whispered alxmt on the floor of the
senate for two days that Vest, acting on
behalf of the Democrats in the senate, in
tended to oner a free coinage bill as a sub
stitute for the federal election bill When
the time should come for taking a final
A Bid for Republican Vote.
His idea is that the advocates of free sil
ver on the Republican side of the chamber
will vote for free coinage even at the risk
of sacrificing tbe election bill if they are
Drought to the point of choosing between
these measures. Inquiries made among
the free silver men on the Republican side
of tbe senate by tbe United Press yester
day snow that some, at least, of those men
will cast their votes for a free coinage bill
if It is offered as a substitute for the elec
An Alleged White Room Offer.
A proposition for a compromise on the
silver question, whioh is represented as
emanating from tbe executive mansion.
has been laid before the silver men in both
houses. This proposition is that the con
grass pass a bill at this time instructing
the secretary of the treasury to purchase
the $13,110(1,000 or 15,0OO.000 worth of silver
with which the market is said to be
stocked at preset. This proposition meets
with the approval of the Conservative men
In both houses, but the advocates of free
coinage feel so confident of their ability to
put a free coiuage bill through eongraax at
this session that they do not seem Inclined
to accept it.
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.
Attorney General Miller Thinks It Xeed
WAsniWToX Citt. Dec 5. The annual
report of Attorney General Miller for the
last fiscal year shows that the duties of the
department of justice have been extensive
and varied. The enforcement of the laws
and the difficulties encountered are set
forth. In some parts of tbe country, says
the report, the lawlessness to which atten
lion was caiieu in tne last annual report
of this department continues. The enforce
ment of theinternalrevenuelawsandof the
United States election laws is particularly
resisted, and officers of the internal reve
nue, as well as L nited States marshals,
are frequently met with violence, and are
occasionally the victims of assassination
at the hands of those guilty of violation of
these laws and their friends. Several as
sassinations of officers aud witnesses, with
the purpose of impeding the execution of
the laws and orders or tbe United States
courts, have occurred during the past
A Pertinent Illustration.
Within the last ten days a deputy mar
shal, attempting to serve a warrant for
the arrest of a man for violation of the
postal laws, was shot aud instantly killed
by the man sought to be arrested. At a
preliminary examination before a magis
trate of the state the prisoner was prompt
ly uisvnargru. n is cenaiuiy an anomaly
in government that those who have com
mitted murders for the purpose of stop
ping prosecution In the federal courts
should not only notbe punished, but not
even put on trial, although at least twocases
In one district during lHao are well
known. Yet, such is the fact.
Aa Inefficient lw.
It is need less to say that the federal
courts have no adequate jurisdiction of
these offenses. The attorney general then
quotes section 5.5U9, revised statutes, which
purports to provide for offenses against tbe
rights of citizens, and says that if the sec
tion were so broadened as to make any fel
ouy committed while in the act of violat
ing any statute of the United States tria
ble in the United States court and pun
ishable according to the law of the state
wherein the same is committed, it would
greatly help in tbe administration of jus
tice. The supreme court has recently de
cided that there is a "peace of the L'nited
States." Is it not the duty of congress to
provide by law for the preset vstiou of this
"peace" everywhere and at a. times
A Pretty State of AUairs.
In prosecutions for violations of the
election laws, in several districts, convic
tions and pleas of gnilty have been ob
tained in a large number of cases. As an
illustration of one of the difficulties met in
such prosecutions the district attorney for
one district reports that in a certain
county a number of whose citizens were
convicted ot violations of tbe election
laws, the county court ordered all fines
and costs assessed against them in the
United States court to be paid out of the
county treasury; and in another county, a
number of whuau citizens were convicted
In a like manner, or had pleaded guilty to
indictments for such offenses in the
United States court, 81.300 was actually
paid out of the county treasury upon such
fines and costs in one day These facta
speak for themselves.
COOPER ATTACKS GEN. RAUM.
The Refrigerator Charge Brought Up
Again In the House.
Washington Citt, Dec 5. An acrimon
ious interchange took place in the house
yesterday between some of the statesmen
over the Raum investigation. The pen
sion appropriation was before the house,
and Cooper, in his his remarks, injected an
attack on Pension Commissioner Raum,
quoting from the testimony taken last
session. Cannon questioned the propriety
of bringing up testimony not, yet reported
to the house, and Cooper asserted that
the majority of the special committee had
prepared a report, but withheld it. Saw
yer, the chairman of this committee, de
nied this statement.
Cooper Persist In His Remarks.
The Indiana statesman persisted in his
attack and called Raum (quoting as he
said from Republican newspapers) a "mor
ibund and malodorous statesman." He
spoke bitterly of the fact that Raum had
gone into the Fifth Indiana district and
spoken for the Republicans, which action
he characterised as "prostituting hi high
office to partisan ends," and demanded
that the bouse should "go to the bottom
of this thing."
- Cannon Take a Hand.'
Sawyer said that it was well understood
by the Raum special committee that the
investigation should be continued at Vr'
session. As for the testimony so far pro
duced, there was nothing In It to prove
Cooper's charges. Cannon said this dis
cussion had no place here. Breckinridge
of Kentucky inquired what would happen
if the committee suppressed the report.
Cannon Does the gentleman say that
the commitWi has suppressed its report? .
Breckinridge I do not, I say
Cannon You would say anything. '
Rogers of Arkansas That is what the
people of Illinois said about you.
- Cannon made no reply to this, but r&
marked that the Raum matter was in the
hands ot the house, which could discharge
the committee at any time, .
QUAY'S IDEA ON PENSIONS.
Total Disability SHOO a Month Doable
Grant for Double Disability.
Washington Citt, Dec. 5. Senator
Quay has introduced a bill granting to all
persons whose names are now on the pen
sion list, or may be hereafter placed on it,
who have lost both eyes or feet, or who are
otherwise totally disabled, a pension of
1 100 a month. Also to all persons who have
lost an arm at the shoulder joint or a leg
at the hip joint a pension of COO a month;
and to t hose s ho have lost an arm below
the ellw or a leg below the knee, $05 a
month. Those who have lost a hand or a
foot, or have been totally disabled iu the
same, are entitled to (30 a month. The
bill provides further that persons who have
contracted two or more disabilities shall
receive a sum per mouth equal to the to
tal of the rates for all of the disabilities
mentioned. - -
Inter-Continental Railway Commission.
Washington Citt, Dec. 6. The inter
continental railway commission, composed
of delegates from the countries of the three
Americas, met at the state department
yesterday. Secretary Blaine, after calling
the convention to order, in a short address
of welcome, said: I hope, gentlemen, that
this 4th day of December is the beginning
of a very great enterprise that shall draw
close together South America, Central
America and North America; that shall
cement in closer and more cordial terms
many nations, and be a benefit to the pres
ent generation, and millions unborn." The
only business done was the election of A.
J. Cassatt to be president of tbe commis
sion, and the appointment of committees.
Senate and H.nae la Brief;
Washdsuton City, Dec. 5. The senate
yesterday passed Call's resolution direct
ing the superintendent of the labor bureau
to examine the phosphate industry of
1 londa; also the joint resolution for issu
ing arms to settlers in North and South
Dakota and Nebraska. Pugh made an ex
tended argument against the federal elec
tion bill. In the house the bill making
guardians responsible fur the pension
money of minors was passed. The pen
sion appropriation bill was discussed
without action. It appropriates $133,173,
000 for 064,715 pensioners.
Legislation for the Indiana.
Washisotok City, Dec. 5. The speaker
laid before the house yesterday a letter
from the secretary of the treasury asking
that an appropriation of HIO.OSU be made
for tbe fulfillment of assurances made
to t he Sioux Indians by the late Sioux
commission. Also, a letter from the same
ofiicer recommending an appropriation ot
liioo.ouo lor the. purchase of additional
beef and other necessary articles for the
Sioux nation of Indians.
Seed Wheat for Dakota.
Washington' Citt, Dec. 5. Bans-
brough of North Dakota introduced in the
house yesterday a joint resolution appro
priating $300,000 to be expended under the
uirection of tbe secretary of agriculture in
the purchase and distribution of seed
wheat for the benefit of those residents of
North Dakota who lost their crops by rea
son ot the drought ot 1890 in portions of
Settler Will Be Protected.
Washixotox Citt, Dec. 5. Secretary
Proctor yesterday, in an interview with
Senator Pierce, of North Dakota, assured
him that sufficient troops would be massed
i the border to insure tbe impunity of the
svttlers in North Dakota from danger. The
war department asks congress for t800,000
for the campaign against the Indians.
The Bay City Public Building.
Washington' Citt, Dec. 5. Bids were
yesterday opened at the treasury depart
ment for building the foundation of the
public building at Bay City, Mich. Charles
McDonough, of Toledo, C, was tbe lowest
bidder at li,477.
Appointed an Ana Art Vau.
Washington- Citt, Dec. C Tbe presi
dent has appointed Joseph T. Jacobs, of
Ann Arbor, Mich., a member of the board
f Indian commissioners.
PARNELL AND HIS MEN.
Another Acrimonious Debate la the Na
LONDON, Dec. 5. The Irish parliamen
tarians held another meeting yesterday to
talk orrr the proposed compromise. It
began in sweet harmony and ended in a
mall whirlwind. Tim Healy, who has all
along been Parnell'a fiercest opponent,
said, with much emotion, that if Parnell
retired udder the terms of the compromise
he (Healy) would be the first to call hbx
back to the leadership. Lis proper place.
Sexton spoke in a congratulatory vein,
and the remarks were received with
Parnell Start a Row.
During the meeting Parnell took occa
sion to tell bis colleagues that his positior
was not merely leader of a nartv. but lead
er of a nation, and that they had no shar
in putting him in that position. No man
living, except himself, he said, could man
age the matter. If Gladstone's proposals
were satisfactory he would retire. Healy
sprang up in a rage and told Parnell that
his speech was an extraordinary one. He
could tell Parnell that be was no better
than the majority of his party. He taunt
ed Parnell with his allusion to Gladstone
as a "garrulous old man."
The 0Shea Case Brought Tp.
Then they wanted Parnell to give fur
ther explanations of his position, but he
vehemently declared that he would not.
Healy asked wbo hod broken the alliance
with the Liberals? Was it not Parnell
himself? Col. Nolan shouted: '.'Glad
Healy No, it perished in the stench of
tbe divorce court. Healy went on to say
that Parnell had bespattered Gladstone's
gray hairs with mud, and now wanted to
go hat ia hand and ask Gladstoaefor
terms. Greater men than Parnell bad sac'
cumbed m the cause of Ireland. Finally
the storm subsided, and at Parnell s sug
gestion the meeting adjourned for twenty
The Irish Delegates at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 6. The statement in
these dispatches yesterday that the Irish
delegates had departed for New York on
that day was a little previous. They didn't
depart. Dispatches received from Justin
McCarthy was the cause of a change of.
programme, by which it is probable that
they will await the result of the compro
mise sow being worked up at London, in
tha hope that they may continue their
mission. The hope, however, is not a
OPERA HOUSE DESTROYED.
A Wild Rush for Life Cauaed by the
Fire No Uae Injured.
Chicago, Dec. 6. The Timmerman opera
house, in Englewood, a suburb of Chicago,
was destroyed by fire shortly after 10
o'clock last night. Fortunately no per
formance given last night, but aa it was
there were many escapes from death. In
thebuilding.occupying the second and third
Soon, is a large fashionable hotel that was
filled with guests. When the flames burst
out in tbe theatre a nanln anaiMvi in tk.
hotel and, as many of the guests had re
tired for the night, tbey came tumbling
down the stairs in a wild scramble to reach
the street . ,
Some were overcome bv the dnoo nl.uM,
of suffocatimr smoke thut rnlli in vstl-
UmeS through the hallwavs. but fnrt unBts.
ly all were rescued and borne to the open
air oy tne nremen. A rough estimate of
the loss Dlacea it at hetuwn m nnn .n
1100,000. It is supposed the fire was caiOed
Another S)S, OOO.aeo for the Fair. '
Chicago. Dec &. Tbe Ht mnndi ut
evening passed the ordinance authorising
uie isaue 01 Donas to the amount of fo.OUO,-
w ot orm s fair purposes. -
The total .maprtmiM fn.K..,inuu . i 1
- - - Q i,uw mnuKM VI 1U T
dividuala in the United ftate, acpordijjj I
to the census oca. Is t ":.! ?,e:o.
' . ...
partners and WorVingmen Are
) . '-Flopping Together."
AJiffiO A BATI0S1L OOHVENTI05.
i.tl the OrtanUed Inilnatrial Bodies and
BragKllog Political Organ Isatloas To
.; Be Allied in One Oreat Parly to Storm
the Work of the "Money Power" The
' ft. tonl Platform the Baal of Agree
; aneat, and the Convention To Be Held at
"Ocala, Fla.. Deei 5. The national A1U
toce met at 10:30 yesterday and the first
1 our was devoted to a discussion ot inside
t pics. A. Gallagher, fraternal delegate
f xm the JWorkingnian's Reform League,
f New York city, and W. H. Carsey, of
Washington City, from the American
.nti-Monopoly League, then addressed
t lie convention, each speaking for half an
I our. Their remarks were principally di
rected to the advocacy of a closer bond be
t ween all national organisations of this
character, but against consolidat ion. They
a Iso advised the national Alliance to stand
I y its St. Louis platform, to take the lead
I I any national political movement
vhlch might grow out of it, and asserted
t iat other organisations would follow.
. Kansas Men Want a Broad Base.
' At tha afternoon session Holden, Will
I ana, and Rice, representing the Citisens'
Alliance of Kansas, made addresses which
tithe main followed in the same line of
tiought and argument. They said that
t leir organization was as deeply interested
fa i the success of the farmers' movement as
was the Alliance itself. Tbey saw no rea
son why merchants, traders, etc., should
a ot unite in promoting .this movement,
a nd they asked for a committee of confer
ence to arrange closer relations between
t is Citizens' and the Fanners' Alliances.
1 he request was granted and the commit
Opposed to Consolidation.
Gallagher and Carey.from the New York
Vorkingmen's Reform League and An ti
ll onopoly League, respectively, addressed
tlie convention, and asked that organisers
hi sent to New York ctate to form sub
i lliances there, getting the membership
ti-om among the mechanics and ' laborers.
Col. Livingstone replied, and said that he
d id not regard aa fitting or politic that all
c asses of men should belong to the same
o ganization. They should keep up organ
bat ions of their own, but should frater-
n ze more closely aud confer together upon
n easnrea of public policy. The masses of
tlie country were iu the same boat, aud
should work together.
"Money Power" To Be Kaocked Omt.
"The money power of this country," he
continued, "backed up by the money pow
er of Europe, is our common enemy. To
u set this enemy and to cope with it suo-
ssfully co-operation is absolutely neces
st ry and it must come about. I therefore
ri'Comniend co-operation and fraternity
w ith other national bodies, but not cooaol
Call for a National CoaTetioa.
A number of Kansas delegates, tnclud
is g J. H. Rice, John Davis, and Delegate
V meant, are working upon a call for a na
ti mal conference to form a new party, the
di.te being fixed at Feb. S3, l&U, and the
place Cincinnati. Delegates from the na
tional Farmers' Alliance and all other tia-
ti mal organizations in sympathy with it,
ot which indorse the St. Louis platform, as
w ;ll as the editors of tbe "reform press"
tl roughout the country, will be invited to
tske part in the convention. The new
purty to be formed would doubtless work
ot: the same lines as the People's party in
Kansas; that is, renounce all affiliation
w th the other political parties and places
national ticket of its own in the field. .
Indurae the Alliance Platform.
The call for the conference indorses the
A Jiance platform and invites all organixa
ti.es in sympathy with that declaration
to send delegates to Cincinnati. It hai
been extensively signed bv Alliance mem.
b rs and by delegates of other organisa
tions, when asked if the call touched
U on other measures of public policy than
tb St. Louis platform, Mr. Davis said it
di 1 It lays down, he said, four proposl-
uonswitn reierencato national reforms,
vi t: Finance, transportation, land and la
in r. The call will not be presented to the
iu tional Alliance for its indorsement as a
be dy, but will be circulated for signatures
In thirty-six Alliance states, and perhaps
m ail tne states tne union.
Hard to Oct New.
The correspondents here have a hard
til ae getting news of the doings of the
oo l vent ion, and have tackled President
Pi Ik on the subject. He said he would
bring the matter up in the convention
and see that the press committee attended
to its duties. He promised to bave the
of! Lcial stenographer of the convention con
fer with tbe chairman of th press com
mittee at frequent intervals during the
day and night and give out promptly all
Information relating to matters of public
Business of th Seesioa.
Very little business of interest was
tn nsacted during the day. A resolution
providing for the government taking
chiU-ge of all improvements of the Miasis
slf pi river was referred to the transporta
tion committee. Congressman-Elect Pick
ler, of South Dakota, made a speech ad vo
cal ing the free coinage of silver. A reso
lution calling upon state and national
leg ialatures to reduce the salaries of public
oft cere to more moderate sums was re
fer red' to the committee on legislation. -
A Letter That Never Came.
Washihgtos Citt, Dec. 5. A romantic
marriage took place here Wednesday, the
cot trading parties being Rev. Dr. J. Henry
Davis and Miss Annie A. Hunter, of Win
cluster, Va. Tbe two fell in love over
thirty years ago, but the letter ia which
th young girl's secret was told to her
lover was destroyed by a false female
fri nd, who was herself smitten with rs
gaidforMr. Davis, then a young theo
logical student. The gentleman wbo tells
the story says that the false girl friend who
postponed this wedding for over thirty
years is married to a man she doesn't
lovi, and leads an unhappy Vi.
Borrlbl Atrocities in .Vn-raia.
IoxdoN',- Dec. 5. Horrible atrocities
cottinue to be reported from Armenia.
Three Armenian of Boubuiuk were
but ned alive on a heap of their crops. Six
Armenians of Van were shut and robbed
by iurds. An Armenian prisoner named
Ale td jinn was tortured horribly by Turkish
authorities, being burned with red-hot
troii, and his tongue pierced with a dag
ger Article Signed for a Glove Fight.
5KW Yor.Kj Dec, ft. Cal McCarthy, of
Jeriey City, the feather-weight champion
of lmerica, and George Dixon, the col
ored boxer of Boston, bave signed articles
to fight twenty-five rounds with four
ounce gloves before the Puritan Athletic
clu'i, of Long Island City, on Feb. 6. The
club guarantees a purse of 4,000, of which
the loser will receive only 100.
She Breakfasted with the Pop.
Lmtdos, Dec." 6. The French Repub
lica a newspapers comment unfavorably on
tha special marks of good will shown by
the pope to the Princess Helen of Orleans,
wht' was invited to breakfast at the pope's
own table. . This action of his holiness is
com idered aa indicating friendliness to the
moi arch leal pretensions of the house of Or
Firemen Caught I'nder the Walla. .
P TTSBUHO, Pa., Dec 5. Fire started at
1:15 this morning in E. Maginnes' fire
works and cracker factory, 916 Liberty
strsft. Four firemen were caught tinder
fait ng walls and seriously injured. It is
thoi igbt that several other firemen may be
still under the debris. The loss will not
fall diort of tioo.ooo. -
' Cold Political Weather la ChllL
Li KDO.v, Deo. & Advices from Chill
ten sent the republic as in a verv troubled
coni Won. President Balmacea decline tn
take anv atari tnmrd eiwipllaHn0 tt,
Jorit r in congress, and the strain between
mb executive ana -tne legislature is ao
grea ; that a revolution i feared.
' Mole 0,000 and SaioMed.
Al BANT, N. Deo. 5 Joaepb B. Ab
bott confidential clerk for J & Co.,lun-
br I aler. committed - . la rtrfi -r-by
king laudanvu. ! i m '
la ti sawn ofr y.A Ls 1 ji i. t
1H rilM 'roSLCEP.
A Hypnolcgist Talks to Chicago
', " Physicians. -
SOICE PfiACTIOAL ILLtJSTEATTOira.
Three Person Operated Cpoa with De
cided Bncreaa A Dandy Babjact for a
"Tooth Carpenter" IsapoHaaee f the
New "Power" aa mm Aaatbetle A
New Device for Wooing Tired Natmre's
Sweet Beatorer, aad How It Worked.
Chicago. Dec 6. Twenty wide-awaka
dentists and several men ot medical ad
en co, with skepticism written all over their
faces, sat in club mom A at tbe Grand Pa
cific hotel last night and listened to an In
teresting discourse on "Hypnotism." Pro
fessor Norman J. Roberta, of Wankegan,
Bis., was tlie lertnrer and fcypnologistt
Before tbe professor finished bis clinie and
his hypnotic demonstrations be succeeded
in putting about half ot the learned doc
tors and wide-awake dentists asleep. They
all went home feeling ashamed ot their
skeptk-ism. Tbe clinic was tor the benefit
of the Chicago Anaesthetic dub, which
holds regular monthly meetings, and which
boasts of being the first club ot its kind
ever organized. It is hard at work inves
tigating the science of antesthesia. It
baa now forty members, and is rapidly
growing. Dr. 6. Leininger ia president
and Dr. B. J. Cigrand secretary.
A Study Recommended.
The first thing Professor Roberts did
was to recommend tbe stady of the his
tory and development of hypnotism aa set
forth in tbe "Humboldt Library" for Au
gust, 1SK). Hypnotism, be mid, waa a
very old science, but only within tbe last
three years bad it been employed by
French surgeons tor producing anaesthesia
for painless operations. Hypnotism, the
professor declared, was no trick or farce,
but a reality that must be studied and un
derstood before its power could be recog
nized or felt. Too many set it down hast
ily as mere quackery or the result of a di
eased imagination. It is nothing ot tbe
kind. All the professor's investigations
had been to advance the science ol anaes
thesia and not for "show" purpose.
Proving Hi Theory. "
Tie predicted that hypnotism would take
the place of ether aud chloroform Inside ot
three or four years, and that special men
would be found to hypnotise patients for
all operat ions. The conditions ot the pa
tient who could be successfully hypnotised
were absolute qu iet.coDcent rat Inn of mind
and non-resistance, la proof ot bis theo
ries Professor Roberts brought forward
three subjects on whom be had previously
operated. Tbey were two half-grown
school boys and a young man. By a few
passes of tbe hands andavord of command
each of the boys wss put asleep. . Then
needles were put through tha flesh of
their faces aad hands, aud tbey never
Great Scheme for a Dvntlat.
One of tbe subject slept with hi mouth
wide open. "What a fine chance tor a den
tist:" exclaimed the hypnologist. "He
would sleep with his mouth open there for
a month it you let him. You have to sug
gest whatever condition of mind yon want
to your patient, and he carries it out. "
"Sleep, sleep, sleep bard," were commands
used by the professor. When his patients
slept and lie was about to pierce them with
btrge needles, be kept saying, ' cold, cold,
numb, no feeling, no fueling." A physi
cian who kept tab said that during tte
time the boys were under the mesmerist's
influence their respiration was sixteen and
their pulse normal.
Hi Control Over the Boya
A peculiarity o5 one subject was that it
required a longer time to hypnotise oue ot
his sides than the other. To one of
the boys the professor said: "Whin
you wake you will see a pretty
bird and try to catch it," and suie
enough the boy did. To another he said:
"When you wake you'll have the tooth
ache," and that boy clapped his bands to
his face and rocked bis body to and fro aa
if In great torment. ' Tbe prufeaaor said be
had many, hypnotic patients, who would
not consent to appear tn public, but will
ingly submitted to bis control in bis pri
Put Hi Aadhsnce to Sleep.
In conclusion, he exhibited a new appar
atus for producing sleep by mechanical
means. This was' a revolving mirror
which flashed tbe lights from four or five
surrounding lamps. The professor got the
doctors In a emi -circle around tbe ma
chine. He told them to take comfortable
positious, v Arentrate their minds on the
flashing mirror, and gaze at it steadily
with wide open eyes. In fifteen minutes
many of them were asleep and snoring.
Presently tbe mesmerist allowed them to
wake np. .
Went Hoaae Paaaled.
Tbey rubbed their eyes, looked around In
a dazed and sheepish sort of way, and went
home not knowing whether to believe in
hypnotism or not. Among those present
were: Drs. Haskell, Pierce, Rennebsnm,
Wacbtor, Marshall, Biglow. Fish, Pfennig,
Whipple, JcfTeris, Anderson, Bent, Bar
thelmew, Williams, Birchell, Schnell,
TLlJ.lUbLL DIcfNi Ln .wuii-T.
seven Men Cramhed to Iteath and Kight
Other Badly Hurt.
JoLIET, Ills., Dec. 5. The blat furnace
at the Illinois Iron and Steel company's
works fell to pieces yesterday when twenty
men weje at work in it, and caught nearly
all the men in the ruins. Late in th after
noon a rexcniiig party succeeded in ex
tricating all the victims from beneath th
mass of debris. The dead are: N'ela Larson,
John Peterson, Gu Loosa, Thompson,
Swanson, Hans Fosmack, Frank Miller,
The aerioaaly layered.
Those most seriously injured are: Oscar
Lind, Joseph Mason. John Oleson, August
Wen berg, A. Leisenair. Peter Erickson,
John Larson, Patrick Kilcnllen. Tbe ac
cident was caused by tbe giving away of
one of the heavy columns on which tha
huge blast furnace rested. The loss to tbe
company is estimated at $7S,uuu,
Oca. Great's West rolat Prioada. "
Washixgtox ClTT, Dec (.Gen. Cad
mus M. Wilcox, who died here Tuesday
night, was a classmate of Gen. Grant, the
most intimate frieud of bis youth and Ida
best man when be waa married. It ia
rather a curious circumstance that Grant's
intimates during his cadetshlp and early
days in the army all turned up in the rebel
army when the war broke out. It waa
Gen. James Longstrest who retrod uoed
him to his wife and encouraged him ln his
courtship, and Gen. McLaws, who is now
an exposition commissioner from Georgia,
was bis room-mate. All three of them
went into the Confederacy and became
generals. When be became president
Geo. Grant mods Longstreet United States
marshal of Louisiana. He appointed Mo
Laws collector and afterward postmaster
at Savannah, and through his assistance
Wilcox secured a distinguished position in
tha army of the khadive.
He Projected Stale Egg.
CoLCa-Bca, lad., Dec S. For a number
of years a bitter feeling has existed la tha
different churches of tha United Brethren
denomination in this county. The trouble
has arisen out of tha older members, who
are called tbe "tight," reposing secret or
ders of all kinds. A number of expeaatv
lawsuits have resulted between these fac
tions. In tbe court at this place Thursday
Clyda Danuer, who belongs to tbe liberal
wing ot the church, was fined t-3 and coat
for throwing stale eggs at Peter Wright's
buggy while be was attending services.
Other suits are to follow.
Be 1 Nearly M.OM Short.
Vaxdaua, Ills., Dec 5. The committee
appointed by tlie board qf supervisors now
in session to investigate ex County Treas
urer Little's books made a final report yes
terday and show the total deficit to be 10,
830.71, of which tt.bW.B6 is chargeable to
the unknown and minor beir fund. Mr.
Little resigned his office last September.
aud a hasty invastigatioa r.t '.hit uu
showed his sbortagt to ba lalja little
Has Loat TtOaV-u- Posada.
KawTfo-v, r-e. . wetht
r - w j - a i 4 '
There waa nothing startling from tha la
diaa country yesterday.
Tbe Bank ot Commerce, of ' "- Super
ior, Wis., will pay all iiAdeU. -
Every winter wheat county in Illinois ra
porta damage by the II -itn fl.
Be vis, Rurs.lt 3c fV, 1-ndoa nitirhanta,
failed Thursday. Thvir li ilililu an over
Dr. Baxter. surgeon gitwral
Saates army, died al Whm!
Gen. til, tnn 11. FisLe's wilt i tttatna a
legacy of -"i,U0O fur the l'i-kv uawer-iiy,
Nashville, Tenn. , '
Representative Morrow, ot ('niifirmla. Is
mentioned a p.)bnHa kUcceMir of Minin
ter Mixner in Guatemala.
In ten honr Tuesday Al Johnson and
Webb McConnell. of Avoea, la., each
husked 140 bushels of com. .
Three workmen were fatally injured by
the explosion of a tank In a cbeniival man
ufactory at Cincinnati Thursday.
The United States st-amsliip Charleston
reached San Franciaro Thursday with
King Kalakaua. of Hawaii, a a paHSea
Chit-ago crooks tnmed in a fire a lata
Wednesday and while tbe firemen oC otn)
engine house were absent robbed the
house of everything that could be carried
So far aa beard from tbe qneatloa
whether women shall he eligilrfh as lay
del.-gates in tbe Methodist Kpiscopal
general conference baa been decided la tha
af&rmative. - .
- That find of diamonds of John Tobin, ot
Long Island City, was not so rich as sup
posed. John had to sell the whole lot for
li They were only "diamond points,
used by glass-cutter.
Electioneer, tbe most famons sire of
trotting horses In tbe world, died Wednes
day at Senator Stanford's stork farm ia
California. FJectioneer was 23 years aid.
He was tbe aire of Suuol, S:10 -2; Palo
Alto, 2:11 13; StambtmL 2:11 14 and fifty
eight others with record better than i-JK
While Mrs. Judge Brent, of Paris. Ky..
wss sitting ia a room chatting with ber
children the sudden contraction ot mns
eles, caused by rheumatism, broka ber
right leg just below tie hip. Just a a
doctor arrived the muaclesof tbe left leg
contracted with the reeultof breaking to
The Chicago and Alton passenger train
bound for Kaaaaa City, leaving Chicago
Wednesday night, was ran into by a Wa
bash freight while on the rroaaing of tha
two nds at Jacksonville. III., early
Thursday. A sleeper wa driiMtiisbed and
two pAHvengr-r killed outright, three oth
ers lieing injured. - Tlie kill.-d were Fred
Smith, of IVkin. Ills., and Jatnes Riffler,
of Fountain l'la.-e. Ilia. The latter 's bead
was torn from his Uxly.
Another Treat ia Foraaalloaw
Ixdiasapolis, Dec 6. Twruty-eight
representatives of the carriage and wagon
wood nock manufacturers of the United
State are meeting here for the purpose of
forming a trust in the manufacture of the
artkle mentioned- The meeting repre
sent three-fourth of all the manufactur
er of this rlaa of (rood, and a large per
oentuiu of the alaienteea have sent letters
encouraging organization. Tbe gt-ntlemcn
say that their purpose ia urn to frm a
trust, but acknowledge that they propose
to protect themaelvna and fix uniform
Coaaarowilaad oa a Job.
MAl:TIAIilE, Ind.. Dec 3 Tbe$-i-000
damage Milt of Jacob A. Wbetstiiio
against the Big Four railway forth loaa
Of a leg ia a re. k nMr Delhi. ., a year
aijti, wa comiimmiwal in the circuit court
ednesday, the railroad company )taying
Whetatinr tii.i'UJ, and agreeing to pivebitn
a life tin job.
Kerb. Claims New ! V -e.
IaWniS, Dec. 5. Dr. Kuch. in u Inter
view, expresses confidence that he luas dis
covered a cure for two temHy contagious
dlseaaK. He refuar to divulge tbe unturs
of the discovery at prvaeut.
The Weateru asnuciation road bave
agreed to advance grain rate t oral per
lou pound, the advanrv to lake effect
Jan. I. .
A Qaestloa Mioapnrrhe-ded.
"Who wrote that book you areroad
InsT asked Mm. Laker.
"Lady Bleunorbasset," replied her hus
band. "I didn't ask who has "'. b t who
"Srtid this car to the repair shop," or
dered the inspector.
Yes, sir. What is wrong
"I notic that two of tbe windows
spen easily. Have them attended to."
Mew York Si;n.
Ca-iCAOO, Dae. 1
Koard of trad qnotation to-day wore a
follows: Wbeat-Nn. S Dareavber. opened
ftc. dined Su-tr: Jaanarv. opened- anc,
rloaed t-- May, opened w4o, cbavd iek,c
Oirn-No. t uecetnhr opened 4iv clnad
tic; .'annary. r""nd 4 4c. c!al fcc
May. opeaed rloNrd ic. aua-N& f
December, opened 4JV-, closed tit,-; itaa.
ary,o;nel :. ilosl 4.e;- May. opened
AiVx. closed 4 ,o. i"ork -!JeaeaiMr4,.pMMI
and ciuard $--.; January, opened I0 .
closed iML67.lt: May. ovene I VlI.Mk clnaed
UAi, Lard - December, opened aad closed
IJve aM-k -Thj. t'.l.-. ,2,.1, .
the following prices: H-Marct (prnod
active and strong: a I par Ilea buyin ; ptizr
SlUr higher: livat graxles, j X.ii-.i.; reaa-h
parkius. (3 4&uW: mix I I ta. fra..a.?tt;
heavy packing and abipptng luta, iMA- .
Produa-e: Hut u-r--Fancy eparair. SLj.Vr
per lb. dairies, Snest fresh, f.: t&c; fre-h
packing stork, .Oil-. raea oaa1l4.
taiefl, 2c per do, fjreaaad poultry -Ilea,
SBTcneTib. eprinc cba kao. a4So; ruustaia,
fe:duck,ljlk-: turkey, mills, geeaa. 1
luc. Potatoes YV,vonl-. as ... par be; Bar
bank s l a Sjc Apple liltaoW grata caskloa.
t.. 044 00 per bbL anting. S4.UU.iU
Ksw Tor a. Das. 4. '
Wheat Ko. t ret winter raabj. l ; Do
auiber, SLUA; January. LiV , o Alar,
llV Cora -No. X suixao ,H, s c: do
Iasrembe-. SiHc; Oa Jeaaarr. . Uaia
Wuict; No. X mixed cash. stv no J a unary,
Soc. Ky-Numnal. Barley -Nominal. tork
-Doll; aucas, thLkyli. at Le4-VuKi
January, ti-3 February. 4V.
Lit Sunk: Cattle-Alaiket curDed artrr
aart t hau-d Mea ) p.. roltosul n t resteer,
HS'itV'rr a.;.nU aad Hr-cm-s. .-.
ia-3.3'. 8 eep and lamb Mar.ol a ahao
firmer: atirc-p, .:;.. y tw . lamb.
.7&. Ho- Mar it I ram: ore mv K.SVA
14. at M
Bay rplaad prairav fkOSOS M
W Ttamuis S.U.t.as.
Hay WHO, (10.V.
Oo Mori n.
Oora WoostBM O ffVO.
A. prominent physician aad old army
surgeon In eastern Iowa was railed away
from bona for a few days. Daring his
absence one of the chllircn contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a boula
of Cbamb.rlain's Cough Rescady for It
They warn so ranch pleased milk ths
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various tinea. lie said
from eiperience with I', be regarded it aa
the moat reliable preparation In nas for
cold, and last It cams tba nearest of an
leg a speciflo of nay nadlclM bjL bad
ever seen. For sals by Bans 4 Baits
Held Huts Ltgst.
Tbn nan who tells yon cobCJsj
Uallj Just what will corn your cold la
prascrining Kemp's Balsam this year. Is
tha preparation of this remarkable madi
cinn for coughs and colds no expense is
pared to combine only tha beat and
purest ingredient. Hold n bottle of
Kemp's Balsam to ths light sod look
through it; aotlo bright clear look;
tbes compare with other remedies, prion
Wo and 1.
Is ths pursuit of ths goo-i thing
-ais worm we aauapnie too mura; w
nt imi ths nssrt ssd snsaissas uf usU
ly paauras by dallitful forXaov-t of
-bar, Ths raaulu obtainad from Us oaa
v vt. 4 ossr em Uoer Tonk far exceed
auoiauans. as nn geajoJa- sad
awn-sen, l-trer, i , r x kM
foi '-a. It la a r- - , e
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