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as, Kock Island. 1U.
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Anonvaona rommantaarlons not noticed.
Correapondenoe solicited troa avery township
In Kock 1 aland connty.
TlKaDat, Dbciubkh 80, 18B0.
THE F.M.B.A. CONVENTION.
The Chirac Hernial kaa Saaaethlaa: t
V najr A beat their Rrselatloa.
Tbe resolutions adopted by the confer
( farmers kt tbe court house in
Itoca Island laat Wednesday hsveattract-
ed tbeSAilention of the Chicago Herald,
and thktspaper on Saturday made the
following A4Jtorial allusion to the ebanses
regarding frtv coinage and cheaper pn
rAIlfcfBRtfvAHD FHEB COIXAOK.
At tbe convention of farmers' organlia
tlons of the Twenty-first Illinola ten a to
rial district, held lat Wednesday, a reso
lution wai adopted demanding tbe free
and unlimited coinage of American-pro
'hat good would that do tbe farmer?
at l tt they want! Is it a larger voK
eotcorrencyt We are now in effect
n1n(( all the product of tigs, American
nes under the act of Jul 14. 189a
i very ounce of American-produced silver
J I converted into currency by issuing
', notes to the amount of its full market
value. Three times every week the eeo
retary of tbe treasury adds to tbe volume
by U suing notes in exchange for silver.
Tbe law requires blra to do this. Tbe
entire estimated product of our tniuea
must be turned into currency in this way
every year. Therefore, if it Is increase
of currency the farmers want, they now
have a sure thing of it.
Under tbe policy tbey propose they
would not have k sure thing of it, for
only so much of our silver product as the
owner might choose to take to tbesnints
would be coined or otherwise turned into
currency. Under tbe existing law the
secretary must purcnase 04.000,000 oun
oes ot silver every year and convert it
into currency, if be can gel it at a nrlce
as low as $1.2020 per ounce, and there is
every prospect that he will be able to do
this for a long time to come. If Ameri
can mines fail to produce 64.0UO.000
ounces in a year, tbe deficit must be made
up by purchases of foreign silver. Under
the farmers policy, if our product should
drop to 20,000.01)0 ounces year only
that much would be added to tbe cur
rency. Therefore, if it is more circula
tion that the farmers want, tbey have
surer thing of it under tbe law as it is.
If it is not more circulation that the
farmers want, what do tbey wantt No
one has thus far undertaken to say. That
being tbe case, it is to be presumed that
this is precisely what they want, or sup
pose tney want.
Who sets this increase of currencvT
luemen v. no has siiyer bunion to sell.
Have tbe farmers silver bullion to sell?
Certainly not; not an ounce. Bow, then.
ao tney expect to gain anything by mak
ing a market at tbe treasury for our mine
owners, and by giving American mine
owners a monopoly on mat market? Pro.
bably not one of tbsm Cku tell. It would
oe a good plan for them to consider this
question, and qualify themselves to ex
plain bow free coinage of American-pro-
oucea stiver would Help them. It is
thing that requires explanation. Ills not
self-evident Congress ought not to be
, expected to pass laws for tbe benefit of
farmer or anybody else until some pro
bability Is shown that tne laws will pro
, due tbe benefits desired.
"""" CHEAP PASSENGER FARES.
Tbe farmers who rnnnnaH at Rwk Tel.
and last Wednesday favor a reduction of
passenger rates of railroads to 2 cents per
Probably this rste wsuld afford fair
compensation for the service on most
roads in the state if the nrantira rl ituu.l.
beading were brought within reasonable
bounds. There is no sound reason for
taxing tne great traveling public to nav
tbe fares of deadheads. That practice it
. w true, is in perfect barmony with tbe
X Import tariff policy for which tbe country
.i indebted to the republican party, but
rw say this !s not to offer an argument in
I US IICIDU8V.
wait the uniform rat of 2 cents per
miie would probahiy pay on most Illinois
roads if deadheading and scalping were
suppressed and if the expenses of psssen
ger agencies were brought within bounds,
yet on some roads it mlilit h inanfflcfont
Tbis suggests a scaling of rates according
w n earning capacity oi nmerent roads.
Tbe suggestion Is not new. Michigan
has a law, enacted by tbe last legislature,
proportioning passenger rates to gross
arnlngs. The lew provides that roads
earning leas than f 2,000 per mile, gross,
annually, may charge 8 cents per mile;
those esrning more than 12,0(10 and less
than tS.OOO nor mile nut mnra Ih.n 01
cents per miie; those earning over $3,000
not more uan 2 cents per mile
Tbe supreme court ef Michigan has just
uEuueu uu ,me law is constitutional
and must he enforced. All tbe roads in
the state disregarded it, and the Chicago
and Urand Trunk, which was one oi the
roads required to make a 2-cent rats, car-
ried a test case to tbe supreme court with
the result stated, tbe court being unani
mous in tbe opionlon that tbe law is
A Similar law in Illinois nniil1
plish tbe object the fanners have in view
imui lujuiuce to tne weaker roads.
Tbe plan is in a manner self-adjusting.
Tbe wesker roads would have U reduce
their rates as. their business improved,
and to reduce them to the minimum as
soon as their gross earnings should rescb
tbe prescribed sum, say $8,000 per mile.
It is net unlikely that experience would
suggest a modification of tbe law. Ex
perience under the zone system in Austria-Hungary
shows that there a great
reduction of rates results in an increase
not only of gross but net earnings. A
like reduction here may produce a like af
fect. In that case the strongest roads
may voluntarily reduce their rates below
tbe legal maximum, and the weaker ones
msy find it to tbeir advantage to do tbe
same. If they do not, tbe legislature may
, make further tentative reductions in the
maxamium rates until the limit of reduc
tion compatible with just compensation
The right of the state to limit the
charges made by quai-public corporations,
subject ro the rule of just compensation,
has been fully established, ami the people
will undoubtedly inait that tbe right
shall be exercised in the matter of pas
enger fares. The Illinois legislature
may as well take tbe business in hand at
once and carefully frame a law which
shall be just alike to corporstions and tbe
With the 355 members of the bouse of
representatives provided for by tbe Frank
apportionment bill that body will be one
of the smallest in proportion to the num
ber of people it represents in tbe world.
With a population of 85.000,000 Great
Britain baa a commons of 670 members.
France has 38,000.000 people and a
chamber of 657 deputies. Fort-seven
million Germans are represented In the
reichstag by 807 members.
If Tonr mosm u on Mm
Ton put water on tbe burning timbers.
lha moke- And If yon have
Sk i.U ,bould "tUck h8 diaease In
the blood, not In the nose. Remove tbe
P cause, and tbe local effect anb-
r VTodothi,-ukeHood, .p
rii a, the great blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cures catarrh. It
also strengthens the nerves. Be sure to
get only IJood's Bsrssparilla.
Dresses can be trsJ
d to follow their
WAR TO THE KNIFE
Desperate Fight with Big Foot's
Indian Braves. ' .
BLOODY EAHD-TO-HAHD CONTLIOT.
Precipitated by am Attempt to XHaama
tbe Bend One Kindred and Twenty
Redskins Attack SO . Troops Cnpt.
Walloon Killed and 1.1 tot. G art lug-ton
and Fifty Trooper ' Wounded Th
' Hotckklaa Can Let Inane on Bark a,
Sqnawa and Children A Regular
Batekery, with Quarter.
Pine' Ridge Aoxnct, S. D., Dec. 80.
Big Foot's braves turned upon tbeir cap
tors yesterday morning, -and a bloody
fight ensued. The trouble came when tbe
soldiers 'attempted to disarm the Indians,
who bad surrendered to Maj. Whiteside.
Thin-move on the part of tbe troops was
restated, aud a bloody and desperate bat
tle followed. In which tbe Indians wero
shot down ruthlessly, and in which the
lives of several soldiers were sacrificed.
CapU GeoVge W. Wallace was killed and
Lieut. Garlington and fifty troopers
wounded. Big Foot's band, numbering
130 warriors, surrendered Snnrlnv tn Xfi
Whiteside, who, with the Seventh cavalry,
bad been in readiness to intercept the hos-
aiiea, wno were -ma king forth Bad Lands.
xnis partv or wamora had nmrimmlv m.
taped while being taken under escort by
tot. aumner to rort Bennett.
Tka RW. tc - vt.i '
" - - una, 1(17. .
They made no nhnw nf reslorun a-ilai.
offered by Maj. Whiteside tbe alternative
oc surrender or battle, and were marched
to the old eamp on Wounded Knee creek,
where they were surrounded by tbe troop
ers, while couriers were sent to Gen.
Brooke tor reinforcements. This camp is
about twenty miles from Pine Ridge
agency, vwtn tbe Indiana thus cap
tured were the Immediate followers
of Sitting Bull, and all were in a sullen
and ugly mood. They bad been closely
prensed by CoL Sumner's troopers and
wane harassed on every side by the cavalry.
Tney had made a forced march for the
Bad Lands, accompanied by their squaws
ana cmiureu, no were suffering for food.
Bloody ktealatnnen to Disarm irnr.
Additional troops tinder ?ol. Forsj-the
amveu at tne camo earlv vesterdHV morn
ing, bearing orders from Gen. Brooke to
aisarm Big r oot's band. Col. Forsyth
assumed command of the reirulars. which
comprised two battalions of 500 men, with
riotcbktaa guna. The Indiana were sur
rounded and tbe search for arms was
begun through the village. As this tank
was about completed the Indians sur
rounded by Companies K and B began to
move. All of a sudden they threw them-
selves to the ground and began firing
rapidly at tbe troonsnot twentv feet norav
Tbe troops were at a great disadvantage,
tearing to snoot tneir own comrades.
THE HOTCHKlsSGUN AT WORK.
Firing- Indiscriminately at Backs. Sqanwn
The Indian men. women and children
then ran to the south, the battery firing
rapiuiy at them as they ran. Soon the
mounted troops were after them, shooting
tnem down on the wlnsr on everv aide
The engagement lasted fully an hour and
a balf. lo the south manv took refntr in
a ravine, from which it was difficult to
dislodge them. The Indians from cover
kept up a constant fire on the soldiers,
who replied, nickinir off the nutcirina -
every opportunity. The HotchkiA gun
wna aiauruu up so as to command the ra
vine. and a withering fire was poured in
upon the reds. -. .
Mo Quarter oa Either Hide.
It is estimated that the anlrliera killt
and wounded number about fifty. Just
now it is impossible to state the exact
nuniuer 01 aeau inaians. There are more
than fifty, however, killed outright. The
soldiers shot the Indiana i)nn
found, no quarter being given by any one.
-pi. auace. was killed by a blow of a
club on the head, and Lieut. Garlington,
of Arctic fame, was shot through the arm
at the elbow. The soldiers pursued the
redskins who attempted to escape from
the ravine, and few of the band nf ivi ?!,,
surrendered Sunday escaped.
Desperation of the Redskina.
To nay that It was a most daring feat,
ISO Indiana nf.tflrb lno .vm v
preases the situation but faintly. It could
uuiy nave oeen insanity which prompted
snch a deed. It in dnnhtad if h nikt
either a buck or a squaw out of all Big
root a nana was ten to tell the tale of the
day's treachery. The members of the
Seventh cavalrr have nnra vnnr .linarn
themselves to be heroes in deeds of daring.
single nanaea conflict were seen all over
the field. Tbe Indiana were nnt all iranoil
with guns, many of them having only
pinwiB or kuives ana ciUDs. Tbey fought
with desperation, and after tbe first sur
prise were irreatlv at n disaHvant.
After breaking through tbe line that sur-
auunueu tnem tney were at the mercy of
the mounted troopers, the ground for
some distance being unbroken.
THE AGENCY IN DANGER.
Five Thousand Indiana and Only a Few
Troop Killed and W ounded.
Pine Ridgc Agency. & n iw an
is feared that tbe battle which was fought
with Big Foot's braves will be followed h
the destruction of the agency and the mas
sacre of thousands of helpless settlers.
The news of the battle when brought her
oy couriers excited the 6,000 Indi
ans at the agency to a frenzy,
and tbeir hostility, which bus long
been ill-concealed, burst forth In a Man
Tbe entire camp was soon in commotion.
nuu nit: nnifsi young DUCKS at once took
to the hillR. nnnnrentlff .nm, fm. ,i,a Jm...
Even the most loyal of the Indians were
aneciea, ana tne couriers themselves
seemed eager for blood.
Casualties In the Battle.
Further renorta fmm tka firk ?
- - U4h
many of the soldiers were wounded and
the death lint will be imi.lv Inn.c.
a number have received fatal hurts. The
killed so far as known are: Capt. Wallace,
commander of K troop: Private Cook. B
The wounded whose names were learned
are these: Father Crafts, Catholic priest,
mortally, lungs; Private Frank Lewis, B
troop; Private Stone; Private Sullivan, K
i,ruu), o. i. oiuibu, iv troop; corporal uiu-
tnn 1C trnnn- Tawia TTavlawisw! T.w.l. .
Lieut. Garlington; Sergt. Lloyd; Inter
n rarer tr. . eiis: laeuu tunzle: Trum
peter James Choedenson, mortally; Sergt
Camell; Private Zetter, A troop; Sergt
Dyer; H. O. Duncan; George Elliott, K
troop: Sergt. Ward. B troop; Sergt. Hotcn
kiss. K trnnn. mnrtalltr trinn a -..!, i
ri J ' "'Kf vw, j
troop; Private Adams, K troop; Corpora
Capt, Wallae Tomahawked.
This is Onlv n nartial lio A Kn, .
dozen were reported seen lying as if dead
but no officers were killed, while twenty
five or more nrn Wnnndel Mnr .v..
wounded will die. Capt. Wallace wai
tuiuaunwaea squarely in the forehead.
LieUt Kinzie meeiraH hnt. a !!-' wnnJ
in the ankle. ArmyaSurgeon Capt Hoff,
Lieut. Kenna, and. Capt. Ewing are caring
Waa a Haod-ta-Band Fia;ht.
The Indiana had avirlAntlw 1 i
... , , .. iui
thisxleHperate battle, as each warrior, at a
Siven siunal. traa tniiuffinnl ;..
nion who fought as though his life iras a
ucpipiseu. jitter tne nrst volley the
Indians threw themselves upon the troop
ers who surrounded t li.m .kA
completely takeu by surprise that they
were unalile, to return the first fire, and
could only fight with their
or btdaII trma, The vaojtws who were 1a ft
Id the cauid whtm t h ittL. on
made a ninth for tha ont.h
Bvanau va IIIICUI
taking part in the fight and being shot a
aucjr su,. -
Will Result in a Bloody War.
Before the battle m .nntt... .vi- 1
mish occurred near tbe agency. One of
CoL Forsythe's troopers of tbe Seventh
"'"i aa urea on Dy some Indians, who
went out from tbe Rosebudcamp.nearPin
Kidgn, and on their return they fired into I
V, "p, 'tJ' Auin-causeaa skirmish, in
Which two ui . j 2 ,
---- - wuuuueu. xnis
battle has made it almost certain that a i
bloody war will foUow. A large number
of warriors who lnai) w
to tbe Bad Landa, and now, with a strong
lurco ui uuuuiur ducks, It WIU be a diui
Cult matter to dislods Kicking IJenr,
Two Strike's band was coming in toward
tbe agency, but now it la almost certain
that they will turn back. ;
TAKE ISSUE WITH WANAMAKER. !
The Clril Serrice Conamunuoaors Find
FaoJt with HU Report.
WjkSHTNOTOJt ClTT, Dec. 30. The civil
service commission has addressed a let
ter to the president in reply to the annual
report of the postmaster general. In which
Wanamaker said that the civil service ex
amination ought to be improved by being
rendered more difficult. In it letter tbe
commission points out the fact that It has
many times asked Ugh officials of the
postoffice department for a suggestion- as
to the improvement of these examinations,
and has also asked tbe postmaster gen
eral himself; and that the offioiats have
never been able to give them any sugges
tions. This report they say, is the first
intimation that they have received of tbe
postoffice department having anything
whatever to suggest. .
An Appenl to the Fit-area. : -.'
m The postmaster general's statement that
from one-fourth to on third of the men
furnished by the commission through the
railway mail service examination have
not proved satisfactory la denied by the
commission in its hitter, which shows that
more than nine-tenths of these men are
still kept in the service, and tbe commis
sioners express surprise that their work is
not satisfactory. Thus, tbe commission
says, tbe figures of Waoamaker's own re
port contradict his assertion. The figures
show that of the postoftce inspectors fur
nished from the commission's list more
than W) per cent, have been retained.
There is no class of employes, the commis
sion says in conclusion, which it 1 more
desirable to keep from political patronage
than postoffice inspectors. j
- THE ICft HO SENATORSHIPS.
Desecrate Take Kxoepti.na to the AeUoa
of the legislature.
Washington CtTY, Dec 80. The Demo
cratic senators yesterday opposed the ac
ceptance of the credentials of Shoup and
McConnell, senarors -elect from Idaho, on
the ground that the legislature had elected,
three senators, one to sit during the six
year term beginning on tbe 4th of March
next; and that the legislature had no right
to anticipate tbe vacancy. Carlisle voiced
the Democratic contention. He said the
legislature of Idaho had no right to as
sume (in advance of action by the senate)
that there would be a vacancy in the sen
ate from that state on the 4th of March,
1891. No election of a senate to fill such
vacancy could take place until it waa
legally known that that vacancy would
Wnlt Until After March 4.
After it bad been determined by tbe at
ate in a constitutional way that there
would be a vacancy after the 4th of March
next, the legislature of Idaho (if in session)
ruignt proceed at once to choose a senator,
anu it tne legislature was not in session,
au appointment or a senator should be
made by tbe governor of the state.
Haw ley Is it not imperative under tbe
constitution that there shall be a vacancy
aiier tne n ot March next?
Carlisle I think so.
Hawley Then how could the leorislatnre
of Idaho be more certain of that fact three
months hence than it is to-day r
Alter a good deal of discussion a vote
was taken, disclosing tbe absence of a quo
rum. Then Hoar waived further conten
tion and permitted the matter to go to the
WENT RED-HANDED TO DEATH.
A Pennsylvania Orog-Sbop Keeper Csss
a Pistol with Terrible Erect.
WiLKESBaRRB, Pa., Dec. 80. A terrible
triple tragedy occurred at Broderick's
Patch, a small mining hamlet, yesterday.
i y . ... .
aiii-uaei awioy u tne proprietor or a
small drinking place for miners. A Hun
garian enterea tne piace and asited tor a
drink. He was drunk already and Cawley
aaid be had better pay for the last drink
be got. At this juncture Mm. Cawley
stepped up and said, "The Hun is all
right." "1 es, you say he is all right." said
the husband. "I believe you and tbe Hun
garian are thicker than on ought to be."
I he woman resented the insult. Cawley
attemptea to strike her. The Hungarian
Dendlr Bullets for Three.
The husband then picked up a revolver
from behind the bar and fired a bullet
Into the woman's head. He then shot the
Hungarian through the heart. Then, as
u seizea wren remorse, be gazed upon the
two prostrate forms before him and said:
Oh, my God, what have I done!" Ha
men turned the revolver to his own breast
and fired two shots. He feU to the floor
and two hours later was dead. The news
of the shooting attracted the neighbors,
and they ran into the house only to find
the floor covered with blood and Cawley in
the agonies of death. The murderer was
a man of violent temper.
IjATER. it has been ascertained that
tbe Hungarian did the shooting and then
escaped. His third victim was another
Hun named ilodak.
A GOOD MAN TO LOCK UP.
His Specialty la Deserting Bis Many
Wives and Children.
.trovidenct:, Ind., Dec 80. In 1875
John Williams came to Sellersbutg from
Kentucky. He taught school there, and
soon wooed and won Louise, the daughter
oi ex senator Poindexter. In 1877 he dis
appeared. A letter to the Sellersburg
lodge, Knights of Honor, from St Louis
announced that he had been drowned at
that place. The lodge refused to pay his
life insurance, and investigation showed
that be had written the letter himself.
Maria Bloor, a girl of 17, disappeared sim
ultaneously with him. His wife died
broken hearted shortly after. A letter baa
Just been received locating Williams in an
Arkansas town, with Miss Bloor and four
children, whom he attempted to desert a
few days ago. It also transpires that ha
left a wife and daughter in Kentnckr
when he came to Pell era hurg. Miss Bloor'
father knows Williams' location and will
see that be is arrested and punished.
W" on the Duty on French Kid.
Boston, Dec. 30. An organized-effort is
to be made by tbe Knights of Labor to in
duce congress to repeal the duty on French
kid. A duly authorized committee of thn
Lynn assemblies has tbe matter in charm.
The movement is undertaken bv thn
locked out and striking morocco dreasera
of that city. They claim that a competi
tion between tbe French article and th
American kid would benefit the working
man, as the duty on French kid inure
solely to the benefit of the manufacturer.
Destructive Rlaxs at Burlington, la. .
BlKLrsoTON, la.. Dec. 80. At a late hour
last night, a fire which started in Band's
mammoth furniture store was still burn
ing. While a number of men were carry
ing out furniture from tbe building tbe
walls fell in, and it is feared that one. if
not more, were crushed beneath the maas
of iron and brick. Fireman Harmon wa
thrown down and injured internally be
sides suffering a number of bruises. The
losses fonts up so far in the neighborhood
Arrested at Hla'Swaetheart's Grave. .
Sheldtville, Ind., Dec. 80, The funeral
of.Mollie Kinney took place Monday. WhiU
at tbe grave of bis dead sweetheart John
Dupres was arrested under a charm of
having procured her death by administer
ing drugs for an improper purpose. He
was Drought to the citv and nlaced nnder
$2,000 bond to await grand jury action.
Kulded the Omnbliua; Den.
" Wabash, Ind., Dec. 80. -Earlv Eundav
the police officers of this city raided a no
torious gambling den in the Lute house,
and secured sixteen inmates, including
several business and professional men.wbo
wore reieasea upon B a epos It of bail. .
Vadge Brown's Nomination Confirmed.
WasHISOTOH ClTT, Dec 80. The nenate
late yesterday afternoon con Armed the
nomination of Henry B. Brown, of Michi
gan, to be associate justice of the supreme
court ot tne unitea Mates, vice Justice
Miller, deceased. -
Declared Guilty of Train-Wrecking.
Tbot. X. Dec. 8a The trial of John
iteed. the Central-Hudson striker sncnaed
or train-wrecking; was concluded last
night. The case was given to the inm- t
B p. m. and at 10 a verdict of guilty waa
rendered.. . ..
The Second Adventiatn nsnr tl fi,
now declare that the mUlanlnum is due la
titsyear ism. :
HUNTED TO EARTH.
Police on an
IWR AT UACICCS THIEVES CAUGHT
Bold Bek nary of a sooth Chicago Bank
Wkick' WlU s tks Forat raters
Terms la States filial. U One JDoonaH
Bana A Cltraen Wonndod White As-Bistln-
la taa Chase Ala Oa of the
Robbers lively Kan of Sevan Kllem.
Chicack , Dec 80. About 12.30 p. m.
yesterday three men drove up to tbe South
Chicago b ink la an open buggy drawn by
a powerfu and speedy white horn. They
entered at d stepped to the cashier's win
dow, whet two of the men engaged the
bank . off etal in conversation. Frank
Linn, the assistant cashier, was alone be
hind the ounfcer when the men entered
th bank. Two of them covered Linn
with revol rers, while the third man went
through the teller's door and beat bim
into Insent jbility. One of th men on the
outside ot the counter then went behind
the count and helped himself to the
available ash while tbe other stood guard
at the door, and the third man stood over
tbe prostn .te bank official
1 he Break to Get Away. '
Tbe tbie es were surprised in tbe midst
f their oj era tions by tbe approach of C
P. Wilder, the cashier. Hurriedly throw
ing the lin p form of Linn into the bank
vault and locking it, the three rob
bers jump d into the bnggy and drove off
at breakneck speed. Cyihier Wil
der, upon: seeing the Bank deserted,
opened tbt vsult door, and there found
Linn, who bad sufficiently revived to tell
the story of the robbery. The polio were
immediate ly notified, and every police sta
tion sent ut all its reserve force. Six pa
trol wagon t were dixpatched to head off
the robber t.
Scattering for Safety.
LieutJf nkins, who had just arrived in
South Chk ago from the eity, joined in ti e
pursuit. At Fifty-Second street the rob
bers abend oned their buggy, the hone be
ing eomplately exhausted, and jumped
Into a deli ery wagon which a confederate
had in ret dines. At Forty-Ninth street
Lieut. Jenkins was almost within firing
distanca cf tbe four desperadoes. Here
they a ban loned the covered wagon and
ran in au c irections.
T1 e Bura-lara Oata ri:
At Fort j -sixth street a posse of citisens
wno were tiding in tbe pursuit waa fired
into by on of th desperadoes, and Pat
rick O'Brit a was shot in the hip and dan
gerouly wounded. At Forty-third street
Lieut. Jen). Ins came upon one of tbe band
anaoruereil hira to throw np his hands.
For an ans ver the robber drew a revolver
and fired ai. tbe lieutenant and his asso
ciates. Liei t. Jenkins returned the fire and
tne deapera do fell to the ground with a bul
let in his thigh. Tbe other three sought
neiter in toe neighboring houses and
Two Me re Cantarod. One Comoro.
Two of i hem were soon captured, but
tne lourtn nan escaped. He is complete
ly surrounded and the police are confi
dent tbey sill capture him also when he
leaves his place of concealment. Th
wounded Mbber give his name aa John
Lornett. He is not known to tbe police.
Tbe other two that were captured ar
Morris Hot messy, well-known in police
circles, and Charles Mullen, a stock yards
buteker. lb chase extended over seven
"Later rno Whole Gone Cormlod.
ITrank Bannett, th fourth man,
captured la ce yesterday afternoon. Ben
nett is tbe man who shot Patrick O'Brien
when tbe latter attempted to atop tbe
thieves in their flight. All the money
stolen from tbe bank was recovered. It
amounted i i all to $2,800, the thieve leav
ing $4,000 in the cashier's drawer, and i
110,000 pack age in the vault undisturbed.
DAKOTA AS A WINTER RESORT.
omo Bathor Mulhattoaie and Stnrtllng
Jaio-stov.-k, N. D , Dec 80. North Da
kota promh es to rival Btbern California
as a winter resort. Yesterday tbe air was
aa mild m on a June morning and a
basket picric was held in the grove.
where speeches, ice cream, lemonade, and
various apt its beguiled the time. The
trees were covered with foliage and it
seemed as though summer had com
again. Onmges wer nicked rirje from
tbe trees, at d the banana crop is faat ap-
proacoing maturity. ..
So. -no at an ImaBersloa.
On Monday, Dec 22, Rev. K. H. TealL
Baptist mi lister of this city, baptized
three womei and a man in Lake Isabella,
a beautiful sheet of open water in Kidder
county. Tt e people stood on the banks
bareheaded .ind sang hymns and the halle
lujahs over tbe sinners who bad repented
were not io loer tuan tn rejoicing over
tbe dewnfal 1 of King Blizzard and his cli
matic cohor as. The weather this winter
baa been unparalleled and vesterdaT
Jamestown merchants held special sales of
straw nats a aa jinen dusters.
Octave Fe aillet, the famous French nov
elist and dmmatist, is dead. -
The Louis ana Lottery company is go
ing to test the constitutionality of th
The Citizens' National bank of Kauf
man. Tex., capital $50,000, has been au
thorized to I egin business. .
The avenus price paid by tbe treasury
ior tne silver purcnasea aurlng tbe quar
ter ended Die 81, i860, was $1.0657 per fine
Spiritualist of Augusta, M&, declare
that they h tve, within tbe last week, had
conversations with the spirit of Walker
Maj. Whiteside, on Sunday, captured
Big Foot's band of ISO bucks and 8S0
women and children. The capture
made near V 'onnded Knee.
Another elderly beggar died laat week
In .New Yori, who was found after death
to posses a comfortable bank account.
His name w a Andrew Carr.
Gerlach & ftarjea, bankers and brokers
of PhiladeJ phia, suspended Monday.
Frank R, W.tlker, paper manufacturer of
New York, n ade an assignment.
John L. Sn Uivan says he will spar any
man in the w arid six rounda after his the
atrical sea so i is over in May next. Ha
want pars j ot tl0,(J0 to $15,000, though.
Th 8 1st bi thday of Gladston wa cele
brated at Bawarden Monday. A foun
tain, erected ly the residents of Ha warden,
Waa unveiled in honor of the golden wed
ding of the G. O. M.
James Grai it, an electrician in th em
ploy of the N iw Haven, Conn., fir alarm
service, recently located a break tn th
line by dressing that it was in box ML
and an axami nation confirmed bis dream.
An anonyt ions correspondent of Chief
of Police Cryne, of San Diego. Cala.,
write that h ) met recently in the atreet
of that city t) notorious Jim Cu minings,
for whom a n avard is offered alive or dead.
Th writer w is afraid to give his nam.
OttoSchriel cr,a barkeeper of New York,
dreamed of a wedding. A customer told
bim it waa a i urs sign of death. Otto said
be didn't be lev be would furnish th
corpse, as he never fete better in hi lit.
Four hour la tter he dropped dead. Apo
plexy. A young waman and her brother went
to Keokuk, la., woe day last week and
compelled a I dicai student to right a
wrong by n arriagc Next, mornlng'th
newly made wifa attempted to hang her
eelf, and wa barely cut down in time to
save her life t
Frank Pin, th notorious bunko man
and mining tark, who In his time pulled
the wool over the eye of th Prince of
Wales, and vho engineered the Moffat
bank robbery is dead. Pin died Ann-. IS
io New York under th name' of Dalmont,
and while etu Sneering a deal in Colorado
mines iu a di rict where no ore had over
Xx -Cover nt Oartesby for Senator. '
8pmserucuv Ills., Bee SO.-Ex-Gov.
ernor ; Ogles! y'a eaudidarv tt!,i
States senator la asanmtnar laraor nmno.
tions every day and it is believed that fa.
fore the leeia store bea-m tn Inv.rf.
capital in nnn here he will have a atrona-
following of B spnblteam senators and rs
reoBiitative. Uncle Dick, however, is not
willing to mat an t rere t u-tk.
eanens nnleos m in of . v fcr
would rather tn, t it I . .
nssntho .. .
hinil i if . ...
Melancholy Fate -dieted
DECAY OF THE BEPUBLI0 FORETOLD
An Ethnological Professor's Ilea sons for
. His Dire Prophecy America an "Iafe
' rior Continent," Beonas It Doesn't
Bale Hten-CIaas Monkere or Belly
. Boasts Th Paet That W Raise
Hlghty Oood Men Don't Connt I'ltt-
aaate Trlamph of Ah Sin. '
Washington Citt. Dec. 90. It is not
a comfortable theory to reflect upon that
state after state of th anion will decay
like Nevada until this whole continent
shall become a barren wilderness inhabited
only by savages. Yet that is the prophecy
made by Professor Otis Mason, of the
bureau of ethnology of tbe National
museum. The professor said: "In order
that this may be understood, it is first
neennsary to explain that this western part
of tbe world, known aa North and South
America, is, from the scientific point of
view, an inferior continent as compared
with tbe land masses of tbe other hemi
sph?re, . By that is meant that, while
superior to Europe, Asia or Africa in point
of vegetable productiveness, it is less
adapted for the support of animal life, j
Ne BI Animate Over Here. S
"To show that this is so make a little
comparison for yourself between the beasts
of this hemisphere and those ot the other?
The elephant of the old world Is represent
ed here by the tapir. What we have as a
substitute for th camel Js th llama,
which is just big enough aud strong
enough to carry what would be a load for
a man. Tbe lion and tiger of Aula and Af
rica are represented on this side of the
earth by little more than big cats.
Dont Even Kale HI-a-Tone4 Monkeys.
"Bot to arrive at tbe mmt marked ex
hibition of this contrast you can not do
better than consider tbe monkeys, which
are most highly developed of all beanta,
approaching very nearly to man. What
Is there to be found in tbe Americas to
correspond with the anthropoid apes of th
old world t Th gorilla, which uses a
club; the chlmpansee, which is easily,
taught to wait upon tbe table and per
form other domestic duties, aud the
ourang, which presents so many likenesses
to the bumsn being, are represented on
this side of tbe world by miserable little
monkeys with tails."
Th Lapse of Wheat Farm inc.
Professor Mason then, in elaborate de
tail, described tbe lapse of wheat fanning
In one state after another, until tbe field
has been transported to the Dakota and
the very verge of the great desert; the rapid
exhaustion of tbe soil and of the minerala;
tbe tremendous drain in every way upon
resources, which, newly developed as they
are, must be u early exhausted even within
the next century; tbe ruinous cont of pro
ducing and transporting articles necessary
to civilised lifa. He referred to the decay
of Nevada, whose resources are almost ex
hausted. He then concluded his remark
able forecast as follows:
Tha White Man Mast Go.
"The painful reflection incident to tbe
subject is that ot her states, if not ail of
them, are destined sooner or later to fol
low Nevada's example. The population
on this continent necessarily cannot sur
vive tbe means of subsistence afforded it
by tbe country. If what science says is
true, the whit man bas got to go. There
has been talk to tbe effect that the Chi
nes must vanish, but it must be confessed
that tbey are very much better adapted to
continue existence on this hemisphere than
ourselves, for the obvious reason that tbey
will survive us here, and that they will
continue in their own manner tbe civili
sation which we have made an attempt to
Decay oT the Great Repnblle.
Through tbe progressive exhaustion of
the resource of the country state after
state will necessarily- become uninhabita
ble, because it will be incapable of sup
porting a population. Thus will comeabout
the depopulation of one state after
another of course by a slow process
through many years and there will be
presented the remarkable phenomenon of
tbe dropping from the union of these state
successively, because tbey have come to be
no longer entitled to representation nnder
the law by senators and representative."
A FACT FOR AGNOSTICS.
atenanrkabl Phenomenon nt thn Death
bod of a Toaag GlrL
New York. Dec. 80. At the deathbeaof
Miss Jennie Law, a young school teacher
of this city who recently succumbed to
pneumonia at 8 West Sixty-fifth street,
the relatives were startled by th an
nouncement from the lips of the dying
girl that she was receiving a message from
the other world. The Society of Pyschicai
Research first secured possession of the
facta, and at the meeting ot tbe society at
46 East Twenty-fifth street last Monday
evening the alleged revelation was made
the subject of a paper.
- A Message from Beyond th TelL
It appears that a little over a week ago
Miss Law was stricken with pneumonia
and died after three days' illness. From
tbe first hour sbe took toherbed totbe hour
of her death she was perfectly conscious.
About an hour before she died, wfail
conversing with her near friends and rela
tives, she changed the subject ot conver
sation and aaid: "There is a messenger
here waiting for me. Yon may think it is
a delusion, but it is not, because I can see
the messenger myself, although I do not
think yon can. The messenger wanta to
take me when my Aunt Jane is now, and
I am going to be transported to see my
How Did She Get the Sews?
Mia Law's friends who were standing
around her bedside wer amazed at this
announcement, and all tha more so for
th reason that her Aunt Jane had died
two days before in New Jersey, and tbe
fact of her death waa kept from Miss Law.
Miss Law's mind was undoubtedly clear,
for when tbe conversation was turned to
other subjects sbe conversed readily and
without hesitation. '
Baa Diod nt Bar Prnjrere.
Niw Haven, Conn., Dec. 30. It wa
not a very merry Christmas in this world
that came to Ann Eaynor, spinster. M
years old, of this city. Ann did kitchen
work in the 5-cent restaurant and slept In
a plain room in the story overhead. Sh
had few friends and waa lonely; still aba
was missed on tbe morning after Christ
ma when she wa not in th restaurant
kitchen ready to do her work. Some one
went upstairs to her room to learn what
ailed her. Death had been there. Ann
waa kneeling at her poor bed and her
hands were raised. Sbe had died while
praying. ' -
Will B Addroanoa by Clovalnad.
Chicago, Dec. 80. In the coors of lec
tures which was inaugurated last year by
Chauncey M. Depew, under th auspices
of the Press club, of Chicago, the next ad
dress will probably be given by ex-President
Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland told to
financial secretary that h would endeavor
to arrange his affairs so as to enable him
to accept the club's invitation late in Feb
ruary orearly in March.
A Lockout Follows a sttrlkn.
Bedford, Pa., Dec. 30. Over 100 miners
np Long Run, Bedford county, struck yes
terday for an advance of 10 cents a ton on
coal . The operators have dosed tbeir
mine and damped the fires in their coke
ovens, thus depriving about MX) persons of
A Bllaaar la Vernaont.'
St. Albaks, VL, Dec. aa Tbe fiercest
storm of tbe season prevailed here Sunday
night and yesterday morning. Tbe mer
cury stood 10 below aero and the wind
blew a gale from the south. The country
roods and a portion ot the railroad ar
ratal Accident at Ksagara FaUa.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Dec au. a rock
lid occurred at the month of the new
tunnel yesterday morning, instantly kill-
" " uiinm Anger, or iiertle, Unt., and
breaking the legend factoring th skull
oi reter Bcanion, of this place. Both
Shi n Chlekon Thief Deo. -
Aiiaaii, ., asm. 3U. A nini
ooverod nr o In tit chicken tn . r
f" e' ' t cf tL -oj 1 r " -v r .-
- - ( ,
Only th Senate I Hesslna,
Washinotok ClTT, Dec SO. In the sen
ate yesterday the question ot the legality
of th action ot th Idaho legislator in
electing three senators was disenseed, and
tbe credentials of the Idaho senator
(Shoup and McConnell) were referred to
the committee on privilege and elections,
Shonp, however, was sworn in. Tbe bill
to relieve th inhabitant of Gallup, N.
M., waa passed. A Id rich presented th
cloture resolution, of which be had given
notice, and it wa allowed to lie on the ta
ble. Stewart gar notion that be would
ask the senate after the morning hour to
day to take np the financial bill. The elec
tions bill was taken up, and Hlscock and
Hoar spoke in support of it.
Danger to th Preateent'a Agreement. '
Chicago, Dec 80. A new danger
threatens the proposed President' associa
tion before it ha been organised, owing
to the Union Pacific railroad' refusal to
allow Milwaukee and St Paul trains to
cross its bridge across the Missouri river
between Council Bluffs and Omaha.
President Koswell Miller, of the St. Paul
road, said yesterday that If tbe contract
his road had with th Union Pacific tot
th use of the bridge could not be enforced
it need not he expected that any private
agreement the president's might mak
would hold good. -
Keen's Lymph at Baltimore.
BALTIKORX, Md., Dec 30. Th lymph
patients at John Hopkins hospital are
reported as Improving under treatment,
The doctor nay the patient hare without
doubt been greatly benefitted by the inoc
ulation. Dr. Hnrd expressed hi great
faith in Koch's discovery by saying tt
would save thousands of lives every year.
A Hallway tor Alaska.
Washtxotov Cttt. Dec 90. Stewart in
troduced in the senate yesterday a bill
authorizing the contract iuo of a railroad
In Alaska. Tbe bill grants to the Alaska
Coal Mining and Developing company th
right to count mot a railroad and telegraph
line on tbe most eligible route from port
age bay to Henderson hay. in IWhrirg sea.
A Keeoal Fn4 of Kaiser Blllna
LoxnoK, Dec 80. A Berlin letter nays
that the emperor la following the example
of Frederick the Great In enlisting th
tallest men that can be found for hta
guards. Tbe latest arquiaiiijn is seven
feet, four and a balf Inches. He is tbe
tallest man in tbe guards since Ift-Vl.
Carlisle's Mart for Roetneoelty.
Washington Citt. Dec 80 Carlisle in
troduced in tbe arnato yeaterday a joint
resolution providing for the appointment
of commissioner to confer with commis
sioners upon tbe part of tbe Dominion of
Canada, to consider tbe trade relations be
tween tbe two eon n tries.
Refnae to Kea-nlno Ih t'nleat.
Glasuow, Dec aa Tbe railway compa
nies refuse to recognise Mr. Tail, ll:e sec
retary of the strikers' orginiratiim. and
will treat with the men only as iml.rido-nsls.
An Klein, Ills., Mna In Trouble.
ELOIS, 111 . Dec 30 Judgment aggre
gating over f7S,0ia) have been entered
at Geneva against M. W. Dubois, of this
city, upon nuite of the Home Natiooal
hank, the First National bank, and W. H.
Wing, of thfs city. Mr. Dubois' friends
here nsern that be Is worth fully -'i0.(J0
alove all liabilities. Tha action was pre
cipitated by the failure of tbe American
National bank of Arkansas City. Kan.
Mr. Dubois had deposited there and drew
his check on that bank before he had
learned of tbe failure.
Jast On Penny In tho Safe.
New York. Dec aa Tb diamond and
jewelry store of Albert Jalm at 3K) Eighth
avtnue is in charge of the sheriff's offion,
Jahn has been missing since Cbrietmaa,
aud when hi big an fa as opened yester
day instead of r".-o,t worth of stuck lieing
found therein the af contained only one
copper cent and a kit uf pool ticket on the
rnrnoll nt Parts.
Paris Dec aa. Parnell has arrived in
thin city, and is stopping at tbe Grand
CnicAoo. Dec 9l
Following wore the qnotstiooa on tho board
of trade to-day: Wheat-No, f January,
opened SAc. caused (Br.; May. opened tfie
closed vnc: Jnrjr. opsnsd lVfr, rioned KJc
Cera Ko. 1 January, opened iTHc dneed Ue;
February, opened. 4-o, dosed txir; Bay.
opened aad cksmd sitae. Oats No. 2 January,
opened SMc, cknwj Ac; February. SVa.
closed 0ae; Bay, opened chant 44c
Pork Jnnnuary. opened f K, cloned I Mta;
February, opened aad dosed $W So; Bay,
opened $IOSu,cknod fll.lA. Lard January,
opened dosed XVCH-
Live stack Tho Union stork yards report
th following price: Hoes Market opened
moderately -activ aad prices steady; hjrht
gradea, lUQta.n; rough parkin K. aaAi:
mixed lota, &4kS.sa; heavy packing and
Shipping lots. ptea. St4Uaa,
Produce: Batter Fancy snisiator. ZTQSIc;
dairies, finest rresh. Is&dur; packing stock, haA
11c; arenna. 44t&c IVrgs-Frenh candled, Ions
off, Zlc per due; io bouse stock. lslc. Liv
poultry Chickens. .Vo per lb; turkeys. 7a
ltf: ducks, SOSr; rvsss, t6ti par on, potatoes
White rose, SU&tc per ho; red rose. TU&TSe;
Bebron, (MVt5c; Peer lens, nXic; Bur banks.
HV&Mlr. Sweet potatoesJersey. -l.7.tA.i per
bhl; IUinuaa, ffJ Ukoa a. Apples 4 Vs4ang. e-i-'O
4 Ml per bhl; eating. Kt Ik. a(k.'hlaa rbonw.
M aw Yohs. Dec 9.
Wheat No. f red win tar cnah. 1 1Ub;
doberemuer. fl.ui, do J senary. tlUS,; do
Hay, l4. CMrn-No. t mixed oaoh. tkg
k-; do December, fix?: do January, tstao.
Oats Doll: No. t mixed cnah. MAr: do
January. 4104c: do May, 4st Bvo-XomuinL
Bariey-Nuanianl. Pork Dull; mean, fLtu4V
U.M. Lurd-Vniet: January. HtK
Live stork: tattle Tradrae- active nt a rnV
rnl adranc luc V luu t-s oa all grades:
poorest to best native steers. aj7ii.iu y KU
t-s; tmlla and dry cows, t 471. Mm
and faunlai bhenp, firm; ianilev nctive nt aa
advance of tc t S; aheap, 4 uuoi.Su i Kai -;
lambs. IklTVvnu ti. Ha)S-Xuaunnlly steady;
hv boss, aj hal B.
Bay rplaad prairie. I
Bay Tfinasny W.pua
Bay Wikt, (ia.au.
Cora WnrtSsro vt.
A prominent physician and old army
urgeoo In eastern Iowa waa railed away
from home for a few days. Daring hi
absence on of tb children oontneted a
severe cold, aad his wife bought a bottle
of Chsmbrluin Cough Remedy for it
They wer no much pleased with th
remedy that they afterwards used eev
eral bottle at various time. H U
from expertenc with It. be regarded it aa
th moat reliable preparalioa in nse for
cold, and that it cam lb nearest of U
fag a speclflc of any medicine hjhed
ever aeea. For aal by Bans A Bahn
A Baal lalaam is Kama'
Tb dictioncry says, balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic anbatano flowing
from tree.'' Kemp's Balaam for th
throat aad lungs u tb only cough medi
cine that la a real balsam. Maiy thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such ar not. Look through a bwltle
of Kemp' Balaam and notice what a pur,
thick preparation it is. If yon cough
nm Kanip s Balaam, At all druggist'.
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In the pursuit of th good thing of
kbi world we anticipate too mock; we
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ly pleaAure by delightful forethought of
them. The remit obtained from the use
of Dr. Jonee Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claim. It cure dyspepsia, and all
ttomach, liver, kidney and bladder
trouble. It U a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purlfler. a ante ewe for agne and
-malarial dl, Prkaa, BO cents, of
t seven fhjhllitste
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