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rl nam .trechod tor publteatioa No iiac aru
tlr.l.. will be primed oTr Sctltloo massier-
Anonymo. comtounlrt1oniTiot notiewt.
Corn.auonlnre nollclwd fro srery losTwnlp
!n Hnrk llnd comny. -
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Thk Abgus sckooweledees an inita
lion ?roiu the New Toik World for the
formal openlo of the Pullucr butldintr.
the paper's new tome on oeit Wed
HE SUKFKISKD THEM. .
Urn T. i'shle's K nsarkable Arhluve-n-nt
AlBihM Ilia Xfw York
rlrads-rospllsaaatary Were1 for
The OTirnhclmint; ami gratifying en
donement which Mr. Ben T. Cable re
ce'red from the rotors of this congres
sional district on the 4 h dy of last
mooib. has beeo supplomenUd by con
gratulations ami editorial comnieut from
eastern papers highly compliireotary to
that peolkman. All these allusions to
Mr. Cable Indicate what the Annus bis
always claimed for him a foremost place
atncog public men at Washington as
soon as he takes his seat in congress
The latest contributor to tbe grist of eu
lories tendered the contj'ressnianeli-'Ct.
is tbe "man about town," of ih; New
Yorkilrar. Ho siy:
One of the new democratic congress
men from Ulinna. Mr. B n T. Cable, has
a (Treat many friitd here who are not a
hula elated at the teat he performed in
nvertbr.iwiny; the political complexion of
his district The Eleventh Illinois, or
Hock Island, district, in ah'ch Mr. Cable
lifts, esve Gest 2.077 in lt-8S, and was
regarded a safe fr.r the party of Reed
and McKinley. Kt. Cat I t. who is a
young man of nerve ai d pluck, a close
siutieot of political tcoooui? and a
staunch democrat to boot, did
not think so. So far hack
r last summer, hcn In New
York, he told frirnds of mine that he lu-
tended to accept tbe nominatiou and make
a tight for the district, bt-lievlog that on
tbe tariff I 'sue the farmers and voters
were disgusted with the g. o. p. This
was before tbe MeKiniey bill was fairly In
shape. Carrying out bis programme and'
making a vicorotis personal canvass.
Cable justified his confidence by besting
It's republican npponeot, Mr. l-st, by a
majority of l.tMsJ.
Promising new members will be plen
tiful on the democratic side of tbe
houte uf representatives in the ntxt
conuros. Mr. Cablt's friends, how
ever, are convinced that he is bound
to develop into a mm of mark in tte
rational assemblnge. fie is a resident of
Hock Island, and is related. I think, to
President Cable of the Chicago & Rock
Irland rtiiroad. Cable, however, though
yonrg man of means, is not directly in
terested in railroud property or manage
ment. He is a graduato of Yale and is
about thirty-five yetirs of age. As I said
before he spends some time in New York
each winter, and is a member of several
of our uptown clu's. Men who fully
foresaw tbe coming revolution iu the Di
lltlcnl situation out west and acted on it
are not rare, but Mr. Cable can claim tbe
distinction of being among the earliest of
Savufl liy tbe Los of a Train.
A group uf old timers n-eretalkingnhont
. the ".eutlier, und the conversation curried
, them Iwli to the great storms of years
, ngo. "Tlio quojrmt coiiiliinuiion I ever
! knew," snid tliu jude rollecUvely, "was a
' blizzard dt-ath, susjwcteil murder snd at
:, tempted lynching that only mini-urned be
. cause the subject inisned a truiu.
"The winferof lbTSMo, at you all recul
i lect, was a very severe one, and inauy per
" sons living on the prairies were frozen to
death. Some time before a man named
; Crandull bud moved from Morris to a
: farm in southeastern. Dakota. One day
big storm ciirae up and Mn. Cnuidall, who
happened to be on the plain with her
' youugeat child, was caught in the blizzard
and both were frozen to death. Mrs.
J Crnndall's parents lived in Morris, and
when the sad news of ber death came her
father started for Dakota to bring back
. the remain of his daughter und grand
child. Criindnll and his wife had not got'
ulong very well t.Kuther, and in some way
rumors of foul play crept out.
"The nt-xt uf ternooti the liereaved father
arrived in Morris with his dead. The bod
ies were frozen solid, and arrangements
were mude to thuw them out. When this
wan done Mm. Crnndall's body was exam
ined. A deep wound In her side was found.
It didn't take the people of Mprrls long to
make np their mimla t lint murder hful been
committed. Crandull. it was thought, hid
arrived that night with his surviving cjiild,
and gone to the house of his mother, who
lived near the vlllnco. A lynchin party
was organized In short order, and armed
with ropes, ete. The house vrns visited
and thoroughly searched, but Crandall
was not to bo found. Ilia mother insisted
tbiit he had not arrived, but she was not
believed. Finally the crowd gave up the
VHrrh and went home disgusted.
' "The next moruiiK the body of Mra.
Crandull bad hwn entirely thawed out,
ind another examination was made. There
was no sign of the brond gush that borri
1ed the peoplo the night before. There
ore no bruit.es no signs of foul play.
There's mystery for youl But it developed
ifter awhile that the flesh had folded to
rether, giving tbe exact appearance of m
ong and horrible gash. When the body
.hawed out the 'gash' disappeared. I tell
'ou, tho would-be lynchers of the night
efore felt pretty cheap. In an hour or
wo Crandull himself arrived in town on
ha morning train. He hud missed the
rain of the night, before. That was all
hat saved him from a lynching, Of crane
e could not help hearing about what had
sjen going ou; what he said or thought I
lever kno.v. but you can guess." Minne
John Brown, stenographer, tells The St
ouis Globe Ifemocrat: ''People often ask
te when I sit d m n to a long Job of ahort
and why I lay More me so many pencils
' different sizes. My reason for it is that
f picking up pencils of different sizes,
. id consequently weights. I am enabled to
t my hHiid.'i while continuing to work,
ach ditToriint ovarii l.riuKa into active
ay ditTi rent muscles, und I never suffer
om cramps, as mibt be the cant if I
led but one i.ize pencil. A borne going
er un ordinary turnpike, up hiU und
twn. will lie in belter romlition at tbe
id of a day tliusi a horsj which b:s trav
Ml the same nuiiilxirof miles on a race
Why ttn l, Tiirua Itutid.
The turning roumi mul round of ad l-
re he liculuwt. curious iwtiance of the
( igth of time that domesticated animals
lain the charaetei wiiis of their wild an
. tors. The forefather of the dop; thut
, Juy treads u pi. flut ,.ur,K,t
mtHisin-i him,clf i fnt ut ,e flre
; re obligifl to (!o ihrotiKti the same evo
I ions In urdfr to trample down suincient
jas to form u bed. And this Instinctive
bit, like the burying of surplus food.
,.u prolmbly laat aa long as the don race,
ln tUnd of Ivaut.
V corresiK.nileiit from up the country
itcs thut he has often observed the ex
sion " knot of people." and be is an x
" . how nuny P"Ple Ko to make
mot. 1 he term is by no means arW
ry. A uien peraona may be regarded
f a knot, and then again two well disposed
' 7,tf ,mluitr can make the nioet
'Khtful of knota.-Binghmton Leader.
The Identltr Complete.
' udltor (at a aeunce) I would like to
uk with llolicrt Browning,
plrtt Medium (ten minutes later-Mr
.wnlng has Juat baeu seen, but the aotrej
Id not understand what he said,
uditor How UkeBobt Judge,
MADE THE BREAK;
llif Irish Nationalist Confer
ence Comes to an End,
PAEIFLL". OPPONENTS WTTHLBAW.
Leaving the I nrrownel King: TeehuleaJ
ly Master of the Httnatlon Kaeh Fae
tlon Hold a Meeting- ani Announces
Its Position Ireland AblaM with Ex
citement Over tho Iaene m.d Parnell
tho Favorite An Appeal to the Peo
ple Aiitt-Parnell Men Lack Money.
Loxdcx, Deo. a The united Irish par
liamentary party came to an end Saturday,
and unless something unexpected happens
there will be two parties in parliament
advocating the Irish cause, the members of
which never speak as they pass by. Both
parties are appealing to Iruland, but so
far as heard from one is appealing in vain.
Gladstone did it. He sent his reply to the
conference Saturday. In effect itto'dthe
Iiish members that while the G. O. M.
was as much a believer in home rule as he
ever was, and also in favor of the inde
pendence of the Irish party, he could not
state what he would do until the question
of lenders! ip was settled. He closed his
letter with the intimation that until his
wishes regarding the leadership were com
plied with further negotiations were use
less. Brought Things to a Crisis.
The lundiug of this letter brought mat
ters to a head in the conference, John
O'Connor and Abraham both rose with
motions. O'Connor's proposition was that
the meeting regretted that after changing
their action in order to meet
Gladstone's objections that gentleman
still refused to negotiate. O'Connor said
that Gladstone's reply proved PameH's as
sertion that it was impossible to get a di
rect answer from the Liberal leader. The
auti-Parnellites continued to demand that
Abraham's motion be put, but Parnell re
fused to put It, and Healy declared that he
would put it himself. The motion was
one culling on Parnell to retire.
An Angry Interchange.
Justin McCarthy took Abraham's paper
up to Parnell, when the latter snatched it
from McCarthy's hand, and, some reports
say, tore it to pieces. This started an
angry discussion. The climax of the
wrangle was reached when Parnell, taunt
ing his opponeuts with what he termed
their cowardly surrender to a "vain-glorious
and weak-kneed old Englishman,"
cried antrrily, "Who is master or Irelaud
Gladstone or myself?"
Instantly Tim Healy 's voice was heard
above the chorus of angry protests, shout
ing: "You had better ask, who is mistress
of Irelaud?'' Tbe blood surged into Par
nell 's face, and he shook his tist threaten
ingly at Healy, as he retorted passionate
ly: "Sir. you are u dirty blackguard to
insult a lady in the presence of Irish gen
men." The Majority Withdraw.
The upshot of it all was that Arthur
O'Connor closed a speech against Parnell
with the words: '1 ask the overwhelming
majority of this party," he concluded, "at
once to record their decision if not here,
then elsewhere." Cheers. Justin Mc
Carthy made a few remarks, closing with
the statement that it would be waste of
time to discuss the mutter further, and
suggest iug that ull who agreed with him
should withdraw. The suggestion was
adopted straightway, and the anti-Parnell
men left the hall, leaving Parnell with
twenty-four adherents to run the meeting
to suit themselves.
Parnell Make a Few Remarks.
Nolan then addressed the meeting, arga
ing that the Parnell men hold the key to
the position. He was followed by Parnell
who said the seceders dreaded the light
ning of public opinion, and, though the
ranks of the party were reduced, be held
the chair. Irelaud had power to fill the
places of the recalcitrants and would free
ly exercise thut power. The seceders had
been l'ulse to their leader and their coun
try. O'Connor's resolution was then
adopted and the meeting dispersed.
The Leader's Programme.
Parnell, of course, refuses to recognize
the vote whereby be has been deposed
from the leadership ot the Irish party. lie
holds that those who passed tbe vote have
ceased to belong to the Irish parliamentary
party, and he now intends to wage a stren
uous war with the object of demonstrating
that the authority to speak in the name
of the Irish people no longer rests with
them. He will proceed to Ireland during
the Christmas recess and invoke public
opinion. ' '
The Other Faction.
Those who hud left the room went to an
other room and proceeded to organize. The
first thing done was to elect Justin Mc
Carthy chairman. A resolution was then
adopted renewing the devotion of those
present to the Irish cause and declining
thut they never will entertain any prop
osition for the settlement of the home
rule question unless It satisfies the aspira
tions of Ireland. It is stated that wben
Gladstone heard of this he exclaimed:
Thank God! Home rule is saved:"
Will Eatabllsh an Organ.
A committee consisting of McCurthr,
Dickson. Murphy, Barry, Morrough,'
Healy, Sexton, and Power was appointed
to draft a prospectus for a limited com
pany to establish a daily national paper in
Irelund. It is thought probable that
United Ireland will become a daily and be
selected as the party organ. The majority
are alive to the disadvantage which they
suffer in the leading Nationalist papers be
ing on Parnell's side, aa well as the whole
machinery of the League being under his
control. Both aides are preparing for an
immediate campaign In Ireland.
Parnell Will Be Anoxd.
Justin McCarthy, ns chairman of the
Irish parliamentary party, bus addressed
a circular to all Irish members. Including
Parnell, summoning them to meet at 2
o'clock to-day. The first business to come
before the meeting will be the selection by
ballot of a consulting committee of eight.
ABLAZE WITH EXCITEMENT.
Parnell Mas Meetings Held and His Ene
mies Burned In EBigy.
Loxdov, Dec. 8. Ireland was ablaze
with excitement yesterday, many public
meetings being held, and the split In the
party being the universal to;iic of conver
sation and discussion everywhere. The
mass-meeting iu Phoenix j.jirk, Dublin,
was not so large as had been anticipated
in fact it was not a formidable gathering
in point of size, though it was quite tur
bulent. It wag distinctly a Parnell meet
ing, and II july and other opponents of
that leader were burned in effigy. Judging
from the bitterness of the denunciations
against rhem they would have been burned
in person had they leen present. So fur
as returns have been received -moat of the
impromptu meetings were iu Parnell's fa
vor, aud in more places than Dublin the
chief enemies of Parnell were figuratively
destroyed by fire.
The People and tbe Priests.
The bishops' niHuifestocoudemning Par
nell was read iu all the churches at mass,
and the priests added exhortations to the
people to obey the spirit of that document
in their political action. The people did
not seem to take kindly to this clerical in
terference in some cases, and at Mitchela
towiiand Kilkennythe Nationalists met
after service andtdopted resolutions sup
porting Parnell. In Armagh the priests
propose to stomp tbe country against
Paruell. It i Ixdieved, however, that on
the whole the church will confine itself to
morul suasion. The excitement in London
political circle is intense.
The Appeal to the People.
The Parnellitea, it is understood, are
ruxiour to force an npjieal to the country
as soon as possible. HUd claim that tlmir
titagonists are afraid t m ilin.it th tat hill A
of their conduct to the people. It is stated
on the alleged authority of Timothy Healy
thai the party headed by Justin McCarthy
"in couunuo to keep their seats without
any resignations, upholding the cause of
home rule and waiting for time to bring
about a sober aud deliberate indorsement
in the now excited constituencies'.
A Matter of Bread and Butter.
A lurce nortinn of ti.
have been in receipt of stipends for their
services in parliament, and it is difficult to
sec how those disconnected from . Parnell
are to receive their salaries hereafter, as
-aiuiiuuu una is locked up by the im
broglio. One of the first tasks of the Mc
Carthyites will necessarily be to devise
some scheme of raising fund indepen
dent of that heretofore relied npon for
parliamentary expenses. Parnell ia in
ample fundfj, aa sitice the division in the
party aeverat American organisations have
forwarded money directly to him instead
of to the treasurer formerly appointed.
. DELEGATES LEAVE CHICAGO.
O'Brien and His Colleagues Start for Now
York City and Ireland.
Chicago, Dec. a Dillon, O'Brien, Sulli
van, Gill and O'Connor left Saturday even
ing for New York, while Harrington de
parted at an earlier hour for Detroit,
This move on the part of the majori
ty of the delegation was decided upon
immediately nfter the receipt of tbe
news from London. Urgent telegrams
were rweived from St. Louis and other
points begging the delegates to meet their
engagttnimits, but they declined to do no
now, but said they would see what could
be done when they reached New York.
They would not say what they would do
after they reached New York, but the gen
eral belief is that they will all sail Wednes
day for London or Paris.
Albany Irishmen for Parnell.
Albany, N. Y., Dee, a The Irish socie
ties of this city met yesterday and cabled
to Parnell; "The united Irish societies of
the capital city of the Empire state of New
York repudiate secessionists and unquali
fiedly pledge support to Charles Stewart
Paruell." The secretary was also instruct
ed to write a letter to William O'Brien,
M. P., telling bim that as he had seceded
from Parnell, his services as lecturer for
the cause were not required in this city.
THE WOMAN RipRDAN'S CASE.
A Plea for Clemency In Circulation
. Home Interesting; Facts. ;
Losdos, Dec 8. A petition Is in circu
lation, aud receiving many signatures, that
royal clemency be shown to the woman
Theresa Riordan, convicted of shooting
Dr. Bright, master of University college,
Oxford, aud sentenced to six years penal
servitude. The trial let in an interesting
side . light on life in the university.
John Thomas Augustus Haines, junior
dean, fellow, tutor, and dean of degrees of
University college, kept this woman foe
years, and then, when he formed a mar.
riage engagement with Dr. Bright'!
daughter, coolly proceeded to cast her
The iirl Wan Illogical.
This excited Miss Riordan to a pitch of
madness and she tnrned her anger against
Dr. Bright, who had done nothing to in
jure her, but whom she in her frenzy ac
cused of having influenced Haines' choice.
The doctor will survive her attempt upon
his life, but has not yet fully recovered.
The sentence of Miss Riordan is looked
upon by many as too severe under the cir
cumstances. Haines has resigned his fel
lowship. DECIDED AN IMPORTANT CASE.
It Defeat th Aspiration of Twelve lug-alls
Men in Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., Dec 8. -Chief JusticHor
ton, of the supreme court, Saturday denied
the application of C. E. Lobdell, delegate
elect to the legislature from Lane county,
for a writ of mandamus directing the state
canvassing board to issue him a certificate
of election ns a representative. Lobdell
claimed a seat in the house under the pro
visions of the amendment to the constitu
tion which provides that each county
having more than 230 legal voters shall be
entitled to a representative. Eighteen
other counties have elected delegates who
are not entitled to seats as members. If
the application had been granted Senator
Ingalls would have gained twelve votes.
The ground of the decision is that the legis
lature under the constitution cannot con
sist of more than 12o members.
A senate bill was passed by the house)
Saturday retiring Gen. George Stoneman
with the rank of colonel.
The state treasurer of Arkansas is short
t67,U)0 loaned to private citizens who can
not repay. The state will lose nothing,
the bondsmen being good.
A bronze tablet, commemorative of
the centennial of Washington's iuauguia
tion, was dedicated Sunday in Old St
Paul's church, Broadway, X. Y.
Mrs. Martha Mills, a wealthy old lady,
of Need ham, Mass., attempted to reform
an ex-convict, and spent $21,000 before she
found that he was irreformable.
Crit C. Jasper, of Sulphur Springs, und
Ben Richardson, of Franklin, Ills., got
drunk and then tried to drive home. They
drove off a bridge, and both were killed.
D. L. Shaw, a retired business roan of
the Eighth Michigan congressional dis
trict, has gone insane because his friend.
Bliss, Republican, was defeated for con
gress. ...". ' -. - . ,
Robert A. Smith, of Lindwood, near Bay
City, Mich., put six bullets into his broth
er J. A. Smith's body Saturday in a quar
rel over a piece of land. The wounds were
Mrs. Emma C. Gray, of St. Louis, wants
a divorce because, after 19 years of mar
ried life, her husband has tnrned atheist
and is trying to "wallup" tbe same ideas
into bis wife.
Fire-bugs are at work at Vundalia, Hla.
Business men have received threatening
letters and a number of fires have oc
curred. Judge Lynch has his court in ses
sion in esse of any captures.
A strike of freight hands in the Balti
more and Ohio yards at Baltimore Friday,
caused a blockade there, and the trouble
has extended to Pittsburg where tbe
blockade was complete Saturday.
Tbe stock of A. I. Namm, window
shades, draperies, etc, and the building in
which it was contained, 835 and 837 Ful
ton street, N. Y., were damaged by fire
Sunday to the amount of toa.OUO; insured.
During this week a case will be tried in
the supreme court involving the validity
of the criminal statutes of Texas. If it
goes against the statute it will result in
setting free over 8,00 prisoners, some un
der sentence of death.
Miss Jennie Duly, about 90 years old,
died in New York city last week. She
lived vii:h her brother in wretched apart
ments. After her death (10,000 belonging
to her was discovert! in bank. She had
made it all doing washing and chores.
A monster wave dropped down on the
deck of the British steamer Maryland in
tho Atlantic ocean, Dec. 1, instantly kill
ing the captain, boatswain, and second
cook, and severely injuring several others.
Everything was swept off the decks, and
800 cattle also killed.
The most important action taken by tbe
National Trotting association board of re
view, which has beet in session at New
York for some days, was the expulsion
from the tracks of tbe association of C.
H. Nelson and his horse Nelson for al
leged crookedness in the race with Al
cryon at Beacon park in September, 18891
Good Lock Saved Them Both.
New Yobk, Dec. 8. The French steam
ship La Champagne, from this port for
Havre, and the British steamer Lisboneuse,
from Para to this port, collided two miles
east of Sandy Hook yestert'y. No live
were lost, aud as or as known, no person
was injured. Good seamanship and prompt
action, combined with what is generally
termed "good luck," prevented what would
in all probabilty have been a terrible dta
atOer. As it is, both -vessels lie at their
docks, one with a big hole in her how, the
other with a bigger hole in her port quar
ter. Senate and House ia Brief.
Washington Citt, Dec. 8. The senate
Saturday passed a resolution calling on
the attorney ceneral far a lixt. of oiotion
supervisors. Morgan offered a resolution
coiling ior a statement or money paid on
the requisition of flnnAraiao,. Tin ......
of New York, but it went over under ob
jection. ine nouse amendments to tbe
bill to isaue arms to settlers were agreed
to. and Grav mnt.innral hia w,nr n
. j . ivuiLtin. . W
position fatthe election bllL' J . -
T .1 . . . ... . .
jjj iue nouse me resolution directing tbe
Dresident to mniMt Afra n,, no-.it
. 1 v. . V 1 1(11 1
the removal of the remains of tbe general
to Arlington was debated without action.
Senate bill appropriatinn YltAl.OOO to buy
rations for the Sioux-Indians was passed
with verbal amendments; also senate bill
to reure uea. eioneniau, .
Stanley Ltmohea with the President.
Wabhisotok Citt, Dec. 8.-Mr. Henry
M. Stanley, since his arrival here, has been
the subject of much social attention. He
lunched jvith the president Sututday aft
ernoon, ana at nigni ainea - Ua CoL John
Hay. , - .
Thieves Make 150,000 HauL
Axtwerp, Dec. a A package contain
ing T50,ooo f Bancs, consigned from an E,.-
lish bank to Amsterdam, h& been stolen
wnue en route, tne robbery having taken
place between Qstend and Antwerp. ,
A JSattle Between Officer rvJ
THI : CAPTORS OF A BAD CITIZEH.
Indium'- "Knhe ftnrrouchs" Bna Uewai
aa I . Mortally Wounded m Virions
Flirht fur I'rerdnni with the Help of
Ce npanlon line Offirer Very to-rlui -ly
Shot KhrrlfT Wilkinson' Ktrnxgle
wl'h the Temn Ihe Wounded OIL
eet'a Well-Alined Bullet.
Fo n Wav-se, Iml.Tiec. Marion Ktrtm-,
who murdered a man at Fostoria, O., a
few vecks ago, is dying in the hospital a
tbisrity. He is called the "Rube Bur
rougnof Indiana." The fight in which
he gt t his death wound took place Satur
day t igbt at the village of Chumbuaco.
few t dies from here. Hetalksnonchalantly
of thi; bloody battle which must end in his
own speedy death and in the probable
death of plucky John Kennelly, one of bis
captors. On another cot lies Jimmy
Mea an ex-convict, Knhus' pah He is
shot I hrough his hips, bnt placidly smoke
hiaci ar and entertains tbe few callers
thut t re admitted. Policeman Kennelly la
at the St. Joseph hospital, and shows en
coura jring convalescence, although re
lapse night take him off.
Officer en H 1 Track.
Tbe story of the encounter is an exciting
one. Kuhns came here Saturday and
aannt-red for an hour about the streets.
Meeti ig an acquaintance he was invited
to dii ner, but declined, saying officers
were 1. Hiking for him. The acquaintance
prom tty lodged information ot Kuhns
presence in the city at the sheriff's office
and tl pursuit was at once begun. Dep
uty SI erill Wilkinson and policeman Ken
nelly, learning that he had taken a north
erly directing, pumped a handcar for two
utiles i in the Lake Shore branch, and re
tnrnin ( without a clew afterward started
in a Ituggy for Chu-ubusco, a village
near ly, at which place Kuhns' father
Jmt to "Keep Their Hand In."
Kuh is and Mease had arrived at Chnru
bnsco about 8 p. m. Kuhns made the
rounds of the saloons in company with
Mease, displaying a brace of revolvers
which ie carried in his overcoat. In a sa
loon h encountered tbe town marshal,
and po ntiug both weapons at him, laugh
ingly bid him good day. Later the pair went
to a ue gbboring farm house, and draw
ing the r weapons demanded money. Two
women, who were the only persoua at
home, Ited in terror to the village and were
reporting the occurrence wben Wilkinson
and Ke anelly drove up.
The Conflict Begin.
The c ulcers followed the women's direc
tion and met the pair returning from their
errand of plunder. Kennelly grasped
Kuhns about the neck, and the latter
whipped out a revolver, but before be
could discharge it, his right hand was
seized by Wilkinson.
The capture now appeared to have been
effected when Mease suddenly drew a re
volver mid brought Kennelly down with
a shot ii i the abdomen. The wounded offi
cer released his grasp and the desperado
turned vith fury upon Wilkinson, and the
battle f r life ensued.
Well Done, Kennelly.
Mease woe rendered helpless by a shot
through the hips from the revolver of a
citizen, :x-Marshal Jackson. Kuhns, un
able to bring his weapon to bear upon
Wilkins in, discharged it full in the face
of Kennidly, the ball glancing through his
cheek, ntrrowly missing the jugular vein,
aud the latter from his position on ihe
ground answered with a shot which en
tered Kuhns' chest an inch above the
heart au l went quite through him. The
village s reets were growing dark and ti e
combata its could only be seen by the fre
quent flashing of their revolvers.
A n Opening- for Wilkinson.
Suddei ly bang, bang, bang, bang came
in quick succession. Wilkinson had man
aged to jlace his weapon against Kuhn's
back and bred as rapidly aa he conld draw
the trigger. Still the desperado stmgglt d
on, and vith a mighty effort wriggled out
of his ovt rcoat, leaving it in Wilkinson's
hands, aiid made off in tbe darkness. Mat
ters were in this shape when Sheriff Vi
berg arrived from Fort Wayne. After
giving bi ief directions for the cure of Ken
nelly he t xik up the chase of Kuhns. The
fellow ha 1 run to the point where be bad
left a stolen horse and cart, -and had
driven oft in the darkness. , ,
The iM-sperado Captured.' '
The sheriff followed, and two miles from
the village rret Farmer Owen Boggs, who
informed him that the object of bis search
was at hh (Boggs') honse. He had been
unable fr m Ions of blood to endure longer
the joltint; of the cart, and bad asked for
and goine i admission to the farm house.
He made no resistance, and after being
brought hack to Churubusco insisted on
walking t iree blocks to tbe station to take
the train, which brought the whole party
to this cit 7 at daylight.
Kuhns Has Been a Terror.
Kuhns 1 as been a terror to the commu
nity in ai d about Churubusco from his
youth, anil no tillage officer has ever ven
tured to attempt his arrest. With his
brother John he essayed to rival tbe
"James boys'' iu deeds of daring, and the
proficiency that both acquired in the
nse of revolvers made them feared
by the populace. A few months ago
Marvin Kiihns, then sought for for steal
ing, lay in a swamp near Churubusco for
three wekt, His food was furnished him
by Mease. Three weeks ago occurred tbe
murder o! his partner in horse trades, a
man name 1 Campan, who had been de
coyed to a lonesome spot near Fostoria, O.
Bla Bold Escape.
Upon the trial Kuhns suddenly arose in
tbe court- room, and. with a revolver,
opened a Is ne among he spectators to the
door of th i town hall and was again at
liberty. It was for this murder that he
has at leng th been hunted to the earth.
Speaking of it yesterday he denied that he
was concerted in its commission, bnt say
that he can name the murderer.
THE GRANGERS AT OCALA.
Their rroxsedtnr Saturday Powderly
M tke Them a Speech.
Ocala, F a, Dec 8. The feature of Sat
urday's ae ion of the Farmers' Alliance
was T. V. Powderly'e reception. The
Knight of Labor leader received a warm
greeting. He guve ' utterance to his well
known sent meats as to government con
trol of railw ays, etc., and added a denunci
ation of th,) employment of labor sav
ing machinery, especially those run by
electricity. During the day a Citizens' Al
liance was organized. The purposes are
purely political, and it indorsee the Alli
ance platfor n. J. D. Holden, of Kansas,
was elected president, and .Ralph Beau
mont, of Wc shin gton City, secretary. It
will co-opera te with the great political un
ion which is expected to be organised at
De njr of the Alliance.
The white Alliance adopted Polk's plan
of a committee to keep an eye on tbe state
legislatures. Complaint was made that
the governm int crop statistics were unre
liable, and a proposition was made to or
ganize a croj bureau in the Alliance. The
quarrel ov the doings of Dr. McCune
was settled by compromise.
Washingtoa City woe selected as the
place and tht third Tuesday in November
next as the t me tor the next convention.
The sub-tret sury scheme and other eco
nomical ques Jon have not yet been acted
The negro iJIiance completed it work
and adjourn d nine die. They all signed
the coll for tte Cincinnati conference.
- They Gsji her Is Uoveravr Gordon.
Atlanta, 3a., Dec. 8. Gen. John B.
Gordon will iin the Farmers' Alliance on
Tuesday nigh. This announcement is ia
keeping with the rumor at the time of his
election to tin ' United States senate that
certain Ailianae votes had been secured by
his promise t join the order. lie will
therefore ente - the United States senate on
the 4th of nexi March fully committed te
the principles of the Alliance.
; Kot Parti mlar m to Their Meat, '
Loxdox, Dec . 8 The Australian colonies
are much aron ted ever tbe question of the
possession of 1 he Sew Hebrides, of which
France and At stndia are both endeavoring
to get control. ;,AUpreseut the Australians
have the advui 4 m:e, as taey own the larg
est portion of iths land Lroajriit wit bin
white Sett lent ink Iln mi,.. do not
evince any pr4 ereoce, oecus .'.j-.nlljr eatirt
a Frenchman tnd now am. .uun ui-
Secretary Windom Talks of
the Financial Situation.
WILL MAKE NO CHANGE IN POLICY.
Morn Money Gains; Ont of tho Tmsary
Than Ever Before Where It I Hoard
ed and Will May t'ntil 1'onfldenee Is
Restored The Gold Reserve to Remain
Where It Is Five Petition Con tain
lag the Mrheiue of an I'nknow Finan
WasiukuTOS ClTV, Dec, 8. Secretary
Windom, in conversation lait evening on
tbe financial condition and the prevailing 1
uneasiness in monetary circles in New
York, and in fact all over the country,
said: "The treasury department is doing
all it can to relieve the present unfortu
nate condition, and it will continue to do
lo on the same line ot policy as that which
has been followed up to the present time.
The money stringency is not a result of a
sontractioa of the rurreucy. There never
has been a time in the history of the gov
ernment in an era of peace when so touch
money has been flowing out of the treas
ury into the country.
Amount of Money Pat Out.
'-During the niueteen months that I have
aeen at tbe head of this department the
amount of money intercalation has been
Increased over 100, 000,000, and daring the
Ave months of this fiscal year tbe increase
has been between 175,000,000 and 0,000,
OMX That is an enormous amount of
money to put out, bnt its effect h.s been
scarcely appreciable. It has lecome ab
sorbed without apparently leaving any
trace of its existence. Ot conrae wben busi
ness is lively a'.-t brUk. as it has been re
cently, in neaHy all branch?, it produces
a scarcity of Honey, but tbe present con
dition of affairs cannot be accounted for
on that ground.
Whore the Money II a Gone.
"I think that for the greater part ot the
(100,00,000 which has been exieiided by the
treasury in the purchase of houda yon
must look in the private tills and vaults of
the safe deposit companies, and until con
fidence is restored ami those who are now
hoarding money can be induced to let go
of it an enormous amount of money
would be required to give adequate re
lief." "It has been suggested, Mr. Windom,
that your call for C5,OUO,Ono of the 4 per
cents, will have no appreciable effect upon
the situation, and that to do any good the
treasury should adopt heroic measure and
put in circulation at once as much as tTS,
000,000 or 100,(WO,OiJ. "
Will Kot Bankrupt the Treats ry.
"That could only be done by the action
ot congress" replied the secretary. -The
treasury is doiug as much as it can do un
der the circumstances. What I may do in
the future I cannot say, because I have not
yet decided, but I do not propose to let tbe
treasury become bankrupt, whoever else
may become ho, while I am at the head of
the department. There is in the treasury
at the present time enough money to pay
out about A0U0.0U0 tor bonds offered in re
spouse to my call of last evehiug and a lit
No Playing with the Reserve.
There is the 100.OtU.OHO fund in gold
held as the leital tender reserve. Why not
place that with tbe national bauk depos
itories?" ' "That will nevrr Iw done with my coo
sent," said Mr. Windom, with emphasis.
"Congress might order it done, but I cer
tainly never would recommend it being
done. That would be the worst possible
remedy, in my opinion. There are several
others which would be twtter, but I would
not like at this time to discuss them for
publication. One thing Blight be done,
and that is to call in the 34,0u0,000 held in
the national bank depositories now, but I
do not think that would be a very popular
proposition at the present time,
"That is one of the beauties of the de
posit system. When the treasury needs
the money it dare not" call for iu I re
ceived the other day a broad and compre
hensive scheme which, if it were adopted,
would undoubtedly afford a great deal of
relief. I don't know where it came from,
as the communication was not signed, but
it took np aperies ot five petitions. Each
one of them was printed, evidently for the
purpose of circulation, and bore at the top
in large black letters: "Stop Robbing tbe
Twas a Brilliant Scheme.
"The first of the series was addressed to
the secretary of the treasury, calling upon
him to stop robbing the treasn ry by pur
chasing bonds at a premium, and com
manding him to buy them st par. The
second was addressed to the president and
requested hint to call upon tbe secretary
of the treasury to purchase bonds at par
without paying premiums. The third was
addressed to the supreme court and de
manded that that body should mandamus
tbe president and call upon him to call
upon the secretary to tbe same effect.
Didn't Fora-et the Hon.
"The fourth was directed to the house of
representatives and requested the impeach
ment of the secretary for robbing the
treasury for this payment of premiums on
bonds, and the fifth was addressed to the
senate and house in congress assembled to
pass a bill issuing legal tender notes to the
extent of HSO.OGti.OUO for the purchase of
bonds at par. That is a pretty compre
hensive scheme, isnt it? And bow well it
would work if adopted.
Will Coatlnae to Parchaos Bonds.
"But so far I have not heard of the su
preme court taking the action desired, and
I have no doubt that I should be able to
offer a good defense it the impeachment
resolution was to be passed by the house.
No, the only thing that I can ssy about
tbe future policy ot tbe department is that
as occasion prewnts itself I shall continue
to purchase bonds so long as the financial
condition of the treasury will warrant
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS FOR SALE.
Kalakaua's limine Is Trleee Is That
of Real Estate A cent.
Sax FRA5CISC0, Dec. 8. King Kalakaua
has not come here merely for health;
neither has he come, as some have report
ed, to float a t2,0U0,0J0 loan, on which he
would pocket a tidy commission. It boa
just leaked out that his mission is to pro
pose to the state department tbe -annexation
of the Hawaiian islands to tbe United
States. This news comes directly from a
man largely interested in sugar interests
on the lalanda, and may be accepted aa
Who Will Pay the PeioaT
Of course, Kalakaua's officers will deny
it, but all the fart show that the king has
reached the jumping off place and muxt
decide shortly cither to risk another revo
lution or sell hts kingdom and get a fat
pension. He has been authorised by the
Hawaiian government to tender the isl
ands to Secretary Blaine on terms which,
it is thought, congress will accept. The
sugar planters, aa well as Kalakaua, are
"in a hole." Under tbe reciprocity treaty
they really got a bouus of 2 reuts a pound
on all their sngar. Now, under the M
Kiuley bill, which makes sugar free, they
lose all of this, because the growers cf
this country receive a bounty of i ceuts a
After the McKinley Bounty.
. If the Hawaiian islands come under the
American flag the planters would receive
this bounty, which would amount to sev
eral millions per year. It Js believed tie
administration will receive Kalakaua's
overtures with favor. Mr. Blaine on re
peated occasions has expressed the opinion
that sound policy demands that tb Unit d
States should control the Hawaiian isl
ands, aud he will back any movement for
their acquisition ou favorable terms It ia
not known what demands Kalakaua will
make, but the belief is that tbey will not
MADE A WIDOW OF HIS WIFE.
A Little opree ndnlfed In by mm Omaha
Omaha, Xeb., Dec." . A short time ago
Mrs. Martin Over beck went to Cincinnati.
Yesterday Overbeck, who was cashier for
the Chicago Lumber com pony, it is said,
took an iiimfie of a boose of ill fame and
went for a drive. Tbe couple visited a road
house north of town, and had a royal time.
Returning in a hilarious condition, Orer
beek undertook to drive across the Celt
Line track in front of a Missouri Pacific
rrras train. His body w r'O' -h
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cyier-suNDAv in Mexico.
Jnares Entertained by a Ball Tight nod
a Prison lellvery.
Desvkk, Colo., Dee. 8. A special from
El Paso, Tex., to The Republican says:
The bull fights yesterday afternoon at
Juarez, Mexico, were tewed by an im
mense crowd They w ere brutal and Here
in every respect, and one horse ridden by a
fighter was horned three times, ripping
iu left fore leg almost from the body. The
bulls were vicious, snd kept tbe crowd at
a fever of excitement during the afternoon.
Tbe last bull was sabred and dragged
from the arena dead.
Kfaort Work with Revolt lac Convicts.
While the aoMiers were abnent from the
post attending tho fight, the convict
soldiers revolted at the barrack, killing
the sergeant of the a-narda, a corporal and
a private. The murderers, eighteen in
number, broke from the barracks and es
caped to the mountains. Tbey were fol
lowed by the soldiers, three overtaken and
shot to death, and four captured and
brought back to the poat. They were or
dered io laj killed at sunrise to dar.
FOUGHT NEARLY SIX HOUUS.
Tommy Whit and In Italy stand Co
for Nloety-Ono Ronorfa,
Om h a. Dec. H. Ilcfore the South Oma
ha club Saturday night Tommy White, of
Chicago, and Dan Ilnly, of llanuor. Me.,
foiixbl five hours and lifty-fite minutes
without reaching a dccUion. White had
the 1 t -f Daly in height and reach, bat
Daly was the cleverest of Ihe pair. In the
first few rounds White tried for a knock
out and landed several times heavily.
The Msn from Rnaaor Wea ('lever.
In the twentieth round Daly closed
White's left eye, and in the thirty-fourth
the Chicaim man's month was smashed ao
hart thai it bled until Ihe end. In rounds
thirty-seven and forty-two White tried
bard for a knock out. but Daly avoided
him. Till the seventy-firat It o a a walk
around, when Daly did a litte more fight
ing. White was badly wiudrd, bnt
fought well. In the nincty-tirat mood
both men were too tired to pruned and
the fight was drawn.
SOPHIE GUENZEBERQ'S FATE.
Rrnaon Why KaTorls to Have llrr Will Bo
liONDOX, Dee. a Much interest is felt
in England in the fate of Sophie Unenjte
berg, tbe female Nihilist conspirator con
demned to death for being tbe emissary of
revolutionist who had plotted the death
of tbe czar. Of her guilt there seems to
be no doubt, anil therefore also no doubt
that the' sentence will be. If it has not al
ready been, carried ouu It is not likely
that tbe public will ever learn what be
comes of her, except, pcriiap-v in some
brief official report of tle execution. Aa
she bad bomb in ber easiin when ar
rested, and also a proclamation announc
ing tbe death of the czar, Alexander HI.
may congratulate himnrlf in baring ber
out of tbe way. Death woukl be inflicted
by hanging, or ahc might he strangled in
Mamie Slarr s l.lle Kenteoeo.
Chicago, Dec a The jury Saturday
night In the case of Mamie Starr, charged
with murdering Mr. and Mra. Newland by
placing NHRon in their food, returned a
verdict of guilty of murder and fixed ber
punishment at imprisonment in the poni
tcutiary for the period ot her natural life.
Tbe prisoner fainted on hearing tint ver
Marled hy o rIUag Wall.
FlTTsBlKd, Fa, Dee. 8. William Long
aud Nicholas Kranx were employed Satur
day to remove a safe from Mali,!' Lib
erty Mreet store, destroyed bv lire Friday.
A wall lell upon nvd buried both men.
When rescued twenty niiinite later it
was found that tbey were filially injured,
both men have la:iiilii-s residing iu till
( hwlen Atnuftg "Irtttoh Trooo.
LomxiN, LVc. S. Advice from India are
that cholera broke cut in the St-cnd bah.
Ltlion of the Third Girka nviment while
marching in the Chin hills. The rt-ginieut
camped at liualblt, where sixty us and
tinny deaths have occurred, ihere were
many more cases lartws-n lmui and
A P amines t Mao os Inaaso.
New VoRK, Dec. & George Wadiioglm
Smith, of San Francisco, vice preidrnt of
tbe Nicaragua Canal company, became iu
sane Saturday night and was moored to
Bellevue hospital. Smith has been stop
ping al tbe Gilsry house for some time
Rare relating and Tapestry Rained.
LONDON. Dec. 8. A hot wster pipe in
the ducal museum 4 Brunswick bant
Saturday and the saloons werfe flooded, the
rare tapestry and many paintings of great
value being ruined. Tbe money lose can
not be estimated.
) th or a Senator' Widow.
Washington Ciiv. Dec. k Mr. Miller,
wile of tbe late Senator John F. Miller, of
California, diet at brr residence here Sat
urday of pcritonit i, aged ZA year.
Ix-alh of PngllNt ,lo ' ohora.
New Yor.K. Dec H. J.as v".l arit. tbe
pugilist, died Satnrlsy evra' if kt M- res
ilience on West Thinr tilth atr.-. t. Heath
waa can-exl by ciiiuuipti"U
A party f tu.il.ed tun Friday nicht
took Ji-lin KdwurUou. rf Huru, S. D.,
out of Lis hiuv. ruiii hiui in the snow,
and pt'.v 1 im a und floggiug. He brd
bea-b huilty of inbuutau tnratuu-nt cf his
Bid Her Title Save Her Nrck
Loxnos, D.-c K-TheCouni,-t T!., rr
Budiui. who luts U-ra tmii.-.-! ,M tbe
murder of ber Wyenr-uM t. .: iu ;mi r.
baa been a laenced ton U-..t . r .aiym
years' im; ri.rtnueut by l be -b i -rt uf
In the Human Cauipe-no, at thearpul
cher of Mctella, the wife of Sails, there is
an echo which repeats five times in five
different keys It will also repeat a bexa
meter line, or any other sentence which
csn be spoken in two and a half second
An echo which repeats seventeen times
ia to be found between Binges and Cob
lentx,on tbebankaof tbe river Nabs. A
peculiarity of this echo is that although
tbe speaker's voice nisy be aliuovt iusn
dible yet the volume of sound apparently
lucreaees in the echo.
In tbe chapel of the Abercorn family at
Faisleytbe shutting of tbe door produces
an echo which sounds like distant ibunder.
The echo of the "Eagle's Neat" at Kil
larnry is said to repeat a bugle noteal
least 100 times. The effect of Bring a can
non is to give the Impression of thunders
of artillery which die in the distance.
Between the t wo wing of the castle of
Simonetta, two miles out from Milan, the
report of a pistol is repeated sixty times.
A single musical instrument produces the
effect of a full orchestra. St. Louis Ka
A. prominent physician and old annj
urgeon in eastern Iowa was railed away
from borne for a few days. During hi
absence one of the children contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a bottle
of Chtmb rlala'a Cough Reicedyforit
Tbey were so much pleated with the
remedy that they afterward! used sev
er al bottles at Tarioui times, lie said
from experience with i'. be regarded it aa
the most reliable preparation in nse for
colds, and that It came the nearest of be
log a specific of any medicine b.bad
ever seen. For sal by Hans & Bahn
en. druggists. -
Hala U te la Light.
The man who tells yon conOden
tially just what will cure your cold Is
prescribing Kemp's Balsam this year. In
the preparation of this remarkable medi
cine for coughs and colds no expense Is
spared to combine only the beat and
purest ingredients. Hold a bottle uf
Kemp's . Bslsam to tbe light and look
through it; notice bright clear lo-k;
then compare with other remedie. Price
50o and 1.
Ia th pursuit of the goo-l things of
his world we anticipate too much; we
sat oat the heart and twoetness of world"
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them. The results obtained from tho no
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all claims, ft cares dyspepsia, snd all
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