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HOCK ISLAM), THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1S91.
Single Copl'f ft Cent
Per Week 12 Cen
ted by the President.
c,r TEE KU.MEES DEMOCRATS.
.McMi Minis one or tlie prominent mein-
TV, " K comrnttee. .Mc-
1 Millin, while conservative as to the oiics
tir. nf the r-i, i.: i-i .;. .
.Court Jurists NominaV tendered him. is conndcnt that he will Jet
t . !"' iiiie i-tjiiimme,H.
I Continued by t ! Sent te.
w AHliXiiTiix, Dec 17. Among the ap
p liniments confirmed liy the mite yester
day Wrre the following: To be Kupervisina
inspector of steam vessels, c. H. West
cott. of Michigan, Kighth district, United
States consuls: William K. Sullivan, of
( hicrgo, Ills., at Bermuda; .1. V. Hine of
Detroit, at Amherstburg, Int.; C W
Ki-.ln.iin. of I ouisville. Kv., at Stockholm'
and ixichnrd llcrhst, of Columbus, O.. at
Antigua. WW Ind'cs. V. 1) (lw, Indi
ana. superintendent of immigi-atioiis, and
a "rait" of postmasters.
A Sort of International Suicidal
. t mum
Ovt l ikIk YVofMl, nt
Infill' to an Inventor
1 i-iirt-'iKf Nhiiu'i t
(.- lioomlnt; Senator
ltl" rlTtHI""! ' 11 ! , j
ornr ImiII frn hi the i hl-
NillioltHl ( HlilMl Mitt-
EOBBEEY AT OUE LOUDON LEGATION
An AmrHi tn lady Visitor Loses a Valua
ble Diamond Ornament, anil a Ilutlernf
IliRh Standing Confcsse to the Crime,
and I.xler I'litx Hi Throat in Kemrs
Pathetic Feature of the Case The
l'amir Affair lelilerately llronght on
by the Rritish an a Hint to Russia.
.asdov, Doc. 17. Society was stirred
up fl'sterday over a tragedy of internation
al interest, involving a mysterious robliei y
i lite. IT. Tlie nominations
under the art passed by Think, rlmer Abont the Man.
-e.t to the senate yestci- Washington, Dec 17 . - ( n,,e-ress,n
,,r,.-i,l.., t. are generally "P- SpringerlK-ingaske-lwhat bethought ofthc ,1' d ' h , .T v VT
, ,, favorable comment is liiiom for Senator lal.Mer as I), mnorat c 7 V y S"u ld of he Engl.sh butler,
... ti. u. - ... . . .. r lH uc who had confessed th n-Sm ;..;...
.....i.-i. r ' n 1 1 it I ii . t "- iM'lw'oo uic-iiu canuiruiTe rov r.v..:i.l....l- ...i.L i.t l . " '
,,. ;!, j: - was a sui-jirise. as an mer man 'very time."
fci hi. n ineiitioiieil tor tlie post
i hey h.-ive la-en named and
. t . ..it ..r .1..... ...l.l i
L . tit lit !',;n 1 1,1 "r
,.iiii;h there was some
iil a to the selec-
Pallas. Although the
w ,i rut rest rtetisl in making
,'i,ii, by any provision of tlin
ini.i: 'lie Mli lien I affiliations of
. of those; nominated uss
, I'liinaiM and Pallas.
;,m,- i.t the Nominee.
I i:!" un. nf Maine, is a i-rominetit
.'.l i. hy Mime recuKiiized ut
i.i-nti-s-ioii. He is aNnit .V yearn
lulil any jnilii-ial jvition.
i i in the supreme beneh of
ii n a tieally at his 1isninm1 I
ll.-wus ainsiiiitert a member!
, IIUU-J....U hy J-reMileut Ck-ve- I
"I am a Pal- j l ,inerln t.
tor.Mr. Cleveland." said Diiiborow, talk- I
. ing on the same subject, "but wing to the !
j complications in the east it oes not look
i to me as t hough he could be nominat-d. j
! In this event the nomination must come
I west, and the strongest man in the party
today is the Illinois man, Senator Palmer.'-
men, supposed to re acting in tne nussian
interest, was not in any sense an accidental
collision. The time had arrived for open
action, which had been led up to by diplo
matic and military preparations which
have been going on for at least two years
with this eventuality constantly in view.
A Cheek to the Russian.
The fact seems to lie that Kussian ag
gression had la-en growing for years and
Kngland wanted the czar to understand
that there was a limit to her forbearance.
So Durand was instructed to take the steps
which brought on the recent engagement
and which are doubtless the prelude to
much more important hostilities. The final
struggle, which is to decide the future
mastery of the region, is probably not far
distant. ussia denies the right of Kng
land to any influen-e lieyond Kashmir,
while Ijord Salisbury encourages the pre
tensions of the India government to su
premacy in ti at region.
Senate and House in Brief.
Washington, Pec. 17. The house wa
in session only ten minutes ai d ad journed
m Honor of the memory of tin late lieiire-
ao encatred as butler
at the American legation an Knglishman
named John Thompson. The referenens
given by Thompson were first cliiss. le
had been assistant butler at the Wodden
don manor for Huron Ferdinand Koths
tliild, the son of the late l?aron Ansel
Rothschild, of Frankfort, and brother-in-law
of Lord Rothschild. In that place he
had given complete satisfaction, n fait
which would have recommended him to
any house in Kngland. and his certificate
sentative Itouk. ..f Tenn -isee. The of cl'llri,, l' T showed that he was implicitly
niiHH i at present 1'nited
hi. with Judge Vissls",
iri. motions in thi- liit.
: .i- ir. :i meiulicr of the famous
m iiIii and namesake of Culberson, o
-.ni I iitshiirg. ami KramUim 1 -i,.., tr.;,
speai- er aniioiinced the comnii; tee on Mies
as follows; The speaker (chairman), Ale
Millin, Patchings, K,s-d and Burrows.
1 he senate referred the judicial nomina
tions to I lie ji:iii(i.uy commit ice and con
tirmed about !() appointments. The house
adjourned um il Saturday au l s-tiate foi
Cnlhei-Non 1eeliue an Otflre.
W'ASIIINii. Ih-c. IT. Representative
Texit-s, has inf u-nied Presi-
that he woul 1 not accept
trusted in a household where jewelry is
Theft or Mr. Ilradley-Martin' Jewel.
Minister Lincoln was pieasisl to be able
to get a butler of such unexceptionable
character, and reposed the same confidence
in Thompson that his former employer
had. Alsuit a month ago Mrs. Hradley
Martin. the noted American society lender,
was a guest at t he legation of Mr. and Mrs.
Lincoln. A valuable diamond snrav wan
Hodge Vvre I in fireat Demand. ; :
LrfiNfKhV, He. 17. A deputation of agri-
,1-hii unu laoorers called upon Josepn
j Chamberlain yesterday in regard to the
plan proposed for the lietternient of their
condition. Chamlierlain assured the
deputation that the government was will
ing to iidopi any measures tending in the
i direc t ion of the betterment of the conilit ion
of the working clashes. Referring to the
' plan to improve the dwellings of the agri
' culturists and other laborers, ChamlH-r-.
lain remarked that the government pro
posed to authorize loans for that purpose,
and that it was also ready to introduce a
, measure calculated to enable laborers to
acquire small holdings and to assist them
iu procuring such lands.
I TWO EAD RAILWAY WRECKS.
DaiiLs. lie is a prominent, posi(ion UlU.lilte et luwr,v P))nl. ( missing during Mrs. Martin's May. It was
Three 1'eri.ons Killed and Two Io.eu Se
i PlTTsr.t i;r,. Dec. IT. The following is n
correct report of the wreck on the Pitts
burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago railway at
I Lima. O., yesterday, given by the railway
I otticials: About VM o'cliK-k yesterday
inorning the dining car in jia-ssenger irain
' .- 1 1, null reputal inn. liav-t..v,-rnor
of West Virginia and
. n-. rctiiiy of the navy in
..t ili, Hayes adminiftratiou.
' ; t h, son of tiie late Atphon-o
i.nirt'k a ttonicy general, liin '
. :iina:i. Khrre hewaslsirn. Mr.'
i,t -olii itor general, having
.1 tn Hi. m d Mr. t'haiiinaii, i f
Xo. 25 (the Columbian expn-ss) left the
nussioner, w hich has leen lendereil him an Rn,cU' ,,n w'hich Mrs. .Mart in set value, ' lRlt'K -,,u l--t east-t the east end ot tne
and which once la-fore declined. It is ; "Part from its intrinsic worth, which was pacing siding at Limn, O., and the two
, efthe Sixth circuit, is a man
- rv... I- well known m connect ion with
n- ,m. trials grow ln(T out nf ihe elec
: :-- Hp served during the war and
-'-. -.. tli. (upreme Is-uch of the state,
- i.i .us appointed Ctiitisl States din
: t.. iu eft-it Judge tiresham. when
A- t,ur tisik the latter into his calil
:!: tT general. It is said the Detno-.;:-..
.musly oppose hi eontirniatiotl.
Tlu other Ttiree Circuit,
rr-vv i. nt will probably send in the
-f.r nt her Ihreecircuitsliefore the
aa hi.iiilays. He has not yet made
d::i!:.- to whom he will appoint.
;ni.;r- to lie filled are the Pacific
rhf si.n: h Atlantic mid the Arkau-
-E3 OF AN
. '( Vi'iie Kei'li Him Out
l.iL-lit- for Twelve Year.
i-t M. .,s. j),.,-. IT. The patent office
;mi two patents covering
"r ,t,veptions in eleitric railways,
.. ) -..i.alilv have an extensive and
:-:,i -iiii: upon the electric rnil
of i he country. The original
i i: -n nlisl Aug. 17, 1ST!), and
n- tl ereon was issut-d pursuant to
- ' n i- of the supreme court of the
' "! ' ..iiitnhia. overruling I he com
i.i i! paieui in reject ing the ap
' The inventor i- (o-orge 1'.
i. '--..lent of Kal.-ima.iHi. Mich.,
i' ",'ni' of tiling his application he
"i r in piiipluy an at lorncy to as-
- ; . -i j i,i in i ion n. .-I prosccu-
uiiderstood tiiat Culla-rson it tends to re
turn to Texas and contest with Mills the
election for ( nited States s nator to suc
ceed Chilton, who is serving out the term
of ex-Senator lieagan.
Some of the Senate T ill.
Washington, Dec. 17. The -e were thre
bills for publing buildings introduced in
the senate yesterday appropriating ?.ViO,noo.
A bill was introduced toestab ish a branch
mint at Council Bluffs. Sena;ors l'roctor
and M Pherson had a iiunila-r of bills for a
better military system, to pi event deser
tion, etc. Senator Davis introduced a bill
appropriating l.oofl.tmo for the construc
tion of a ship canal around Miagara Falls.
Democrats on the Cnmi.ilttee.
Washington, Dec. 17. The Democratic
caucus committee practically completed its
assignment of Democratic sen itors to com
mittees yesterday and submitted it to the
Democratic caucus for app:-oval. Sena
tor Irby, the Alliance memlier from South
Carolina, was given the assignment he re
quested, but ."seuator Hill has not yet liecn
provided for. The full comni ttec list may
be presented to the senate tod ly.
from t lie ;
at ion prep.
all tin- n n i . .
.i iiicipallv on i
l by him-
'111-1, t of
i i-,.ii:it of
' i -i . : lmic.il terms ami iau
. 'iiisr his in ' ent ion. .-ind as a
n il i ,vel e years w il holit his
- irnentioii was prntiotinced
ni the si,,rt. but. after a long
i-;.ension await ing his turn to
.Lii-ifiTi'iii'e wit h t he apjilica-
or 'I'hoiiilis Hall, of NcW-s-'.lien
I). Field, of Stock
- : I liomas A. Kdison, of Mcnlo
nil Professor K. W. Siemens,
' " riniinv. claiming the same iu-
- I'l'i'Iii-ntion was refused adniis
: iN rlereni e for technical rea-
n iipplicnt ion was rexj uired
mis Set Him Right at Last.
M-ierenee was also decided
1 "ti a narrow constrnctiim of
'''i a patent was issued to Field
the patent oflice construetl
I." ilic Mtteiitable matter. Rut
ins. covering the broal matter,
tit ly prosecuted by way of ap-
s'lpreine court of the District of
iiiid the hitter tribunal over
" patent office, thilM securing to
" i.ri.ad claims for which he had
contending, and he finally
.ii securing the patents to which
justly entitled as amongst the
Tui Kwn Yin Tenie It.
WAsnlNO ioN, Dec. 17. Tsui KwoYin.the
Chinese minister, denies tin report that
his government has officii Uy declined
lres:dent iiarrison's invitation to take
part in the World's fair. No official action
has yet been taken, he said, r-garding the
fair further than to encou -age Chinese
merchants by removing thee port duty on
nil articles sent to Chicago for exhibition.
large, as indicated by the reward of AWiO
which she tittered for its recovery. A most
minute search was made throughout the
legation, but no trace of the jewel was
The Itutler' Confession Discredited.
The butler was not suspected in connec
tion with the matter, and no one thought,
of asking him any questions, tireat was
the surprise, then-fore, of Minister Lincoln,
when about a week after the loss of the
diamond spray Thompson went to Scot
land Yard and confessed that he was the
thief who had taken Mrs. Martin's jewelry,
and that he felt it a duty to surrender
himself for punishment; that ever since
the robla-ry his conscience had been tor
menting him. and so forth. Not with
stand the confession the police had their
doubts. The man's story was not alto
gether coherent. He could not. or did not,
tell what he had done with the jewel, and
there was a natural Rritish reluctance to
believe it- possible that a Rritish butler,
with a tirst-class Rritish character, had
been guilty of stealing.
BELIEVED THE MAN INSANE.
n.vi ninrs of electric railwava.
f tlie Selection on Members with
:' 1 l"V. Pec. IT. The composition
'"".TT.ittee on rules announced by
r' n-p yesterday, was the theme of
i-si,,n among the members of
alter it adjourned. There waa
1 ' i ' eniiseiisiis of opinion that the
' ' ''f the different tnetiitier ot the
'' in Hi ,- would play an imjMirtant
'- i a--'iL'timeiit to ot her conimit-ii'.-
h- lief its effect upon many
' "A 'iieiiiherN who had feared that
lv . ""um not give tnein due cou-
v,,!' Vil-'" Think He i "Solid."
, I ' i ilieiu were quite outspoken
'i.k ' tiiat those members of the
. l a iti.e would not get uh many
... ''iii.tce assignments as were gen
'Vr.i ,!' '""'.'i' thenu and they feltcon
iiir,f iiinke-upof thevarioiiB
.vt(,''i"' """ llfw "ifmhers would re-u-r
consideration tiouvthe speaker.
Ouuy and tlie Si-nato-sbip.
Wasiiim.ton. Pec. IT. L' nited States
rvnator IJuay sanl yesierilay .No, 1 am
not a candidate for re-ele -t ion to tne
I'nited Siafi-s senate, nor do ' c.iect to lie
when my ti iin is. but." he i-. nd with a
s?ni!e. "if the position is tei i-eil me by
the li-gislat me of Pcoisylvai i;, I will ac
lrs. Senator )Uu),-' i uuditioii.
W a.:min;tov, Dis- i;.-Thc attending
fuirgeou last nigiii rcporteu .Mrs. senator
Hawh y as making fully n favorable pro
gress as could be expected. He thinks
there is every reason to hope for full
STRIKERS NOT IN H.RMONY.
1-rol.nl.illly that Tli.-ywiU 1'lglil Aiooiir
1'liemselvi'H at Cn-sted Unite.
" Ci:ks1KI Rl'TTK, Colo., De . 17. Dissen
sions have arisen in the midst of the riot-
ini' Tiiwr nt tltts Tiluci' mi l it. now an- I
pears probable that there wi 11 be a fight
among the strikers tnemseives. me
Kuglish and Austrians seem nnxious to re
turn to work atrthe comiKiny's schedule of
t'ki cents a ton, but the Italians hold out for
continued hostilities, and d. flare that it
their fellow-workmen atten pt to return
to the mine to dig coal there will be bliaid
fehed. The Sheriff Promle Prnteetion.
Sheriflf Shores says that he and his men
will furnish complete protect on. Citizena
are guarding the water wort and the gas
works as well as t he residences tor fear
that the strikers will fire the town. It is
understood that the company is desirous
of getting rid of the Italians in their em
ploy liecause the blame I hem for the en
Hroke Hi Yow and Suicided.
ST. Rons. Dec. 17. R. V.'. Hayward,
traveling agent for Curtis & Co., of Hous
ton, Tex., committed snick' e with mor
phine at Moser's hotel yesten lay. He left
a note saying: "I have broken the sworn
vow. " He leaves a willow.
Major MrKillley Still 1 aid Vp.
Cantos, O., Dec. 17. Maj ir McKinley's
condition was unchanged yesterday. He is
still confined to Ids room, unable to see
callers. The appointment of Charles G.
Rickham, of Dayton, as a n enila r of his
fctafT has been announced.
Sued for mir,,O00; dot :iOO.
OMAHA, Dec. 17. John S Mullen yes
terday obtained a verdict ot 0 damages
against The World-Herald, which pub
lished a report that he bad burned his
buildings to obtain the insurance. Us
ued for r-5,000.
Released Without Character He Take
Hi Own Life.
The police thought itmncli more likely
that the man was insane, and they trans
ferred him to the King street police sta
tion, there to lie closely watched for any
ev dence of insanity. Minister Lincoln ap
parently believed in the insanity theory,
for be insisted that. Thompson should lie
released if the police did not consider that
there was evidence to justify his prosecu
tion. Of course the butler, upon either
theory of insanity or probable guilt
could not Is' taken back into the service of
Mr. Lincoln, and Thompson wept forth to
the world that most loi lorn nf human be
ings an Kuglish hotiso, servant without a
He Itrood Oo-r Hi Disgrace.
Thompson, deprived of his means of
livelihood, ami shunm-d by his formi r a
siN-iatcs. hroodiil over his condit ion. He
sought employment, but was unable to se
cure any engagement except t he cure of an
empty house in t inslow iardcus, a region
which is the haiiul of tlie aristix-rat ic
demi momle. Instead of being encouraged
by this chance of. making a living, he
seemed to lieconie more depressed and fre
quently contrasted in mournful language
his former places with the Baron Roths
child and at the American legation, with
his employment in ( Mislow (Jardens. tn
Tuesday evening he said to his wife: "I
am feeling tired. 1 think 1 will lie down."
He l hen went tip stairs. A few moments
after his wife beard a noise which aroused
her suspicion that something was wrong.
A Pitiful Death Scene.
She rushed up stairs. The blood was
flowing from a horrible wound in her hus
band's throat and he was still hacking
away, as if determined to make sure work
of it. As she ran toward him he fell dying
into her arms, and the blood splashed over
her dress. He tried to kiss her, ami in a
few minutes be was dead. Public opinion
inclines to tbe belief that Thompson was
guilty of stealing Mrs. Martin's jewel, and
that his conduct at the time of tbe con
fession which the police thought pointed
to insanity was really the expression it
the mental torture which he endured in
contemplating his guilt and consequent'
loss of character.
Two Thenrle of the Case.
The theory is that, after years of correct
living he had allowed himself to be tempted
by a gang of burglars engaged in a superior
line of robbery, and that after taking Mrs.
Martin's jewels and delivering them to the
burglars he repented of his dishonesty. It
is hoped that the inquest will throw some
light on the -case. Thompson had many
friends and sympathizers, who are con
tributing liberally to his funeral expenses.
These claim that the man was innocent
and that his self-accusation was caused by
his brain being disordered over the mystery
of the roblMTy, and the idea that suspicion
might possibly attach to him.
THE INCIDENT 4N PAMIR.
folBiwing sleeping cars went with it. Th?
dinmg car was wrecked and the two sleep-ingl-nrs
badly damaged by being thrown
agafnst the engine of east-liund freight
traiii. second No. 72, which was waiting on
thefiding for No. 25 to pass. A broken rail
Caused the Death of Three Men.
The following is a i-orroct list of the
killed and injured: Killed Phillip Nutt.
fireman of second No. 72, left Ufc crushed
and, otherwise injuring nim, died at 1
o'clock p. m.: II. .1. Manuel, cook in din
ing car.scalded, died liefore he could be ex
tricated from the wreck; J. H. Custi,
cook in dining car, scalded, died in hotel
at 1 p. m.
Twenty l'eron Wonnded.
Injured Mrs. H.N. Rrown. New York,
back badly hurt, and her child also re
ceived slight injuries; Mrs. A. Smit h. Jer
sey City, badly bruised alxmt hip and
shoulders; Mrs. Smith's little boy injured
internally and not expected to live: Mrs.
Christie, Washington, side badly bruised;
F. C. Dunn, Seattle, head liadly cut: Mrs.
F. C. Dunn. Seattle, shoulder, left leg and
head cut (Mr. and Mrs. Dunn not seri
ously injunil): W. ti. Hamilton. New
York, head cut and side hurt; W. T.
Hamilton. New York, left leg hurt;
J. S. lliissell, Chicago, head cut
and side liadly hurt: C. W.
, (ieorge, Chicago, left hand and side
liadly bruised; P. D.Ogle. Ixmdon. head
badly hurt; (i. W. Hancock, Philadelphia,
right side bruised; K. Danforth, San Fran
cisco, side badly bruised; W. A. lx-ilier,
San Francisco, head cut and left side liadly
bruised; F. A. licippert, Milwaukee,
liadly hurt on bead and body; G. W. Foote,
dining car conductor, badly hurt alsuit
head and neck: It. AV. Hailer, Pullman
conductor, l.-ft arm and "leg hurt: Peter
Pin-sous, brakeman. injured about head
and .shoulder: N. K. Thomas.diuing car
waiter, badly hurt.
four Passenger Tii.-u red.
Pahk Rivkk. N. P.. Dec. IT. While a
mixed (ircat Northern train was running
nvi-r a small bridge four miles east of this
place yesterday a broken rail caused a por
tion of the train to leave the track. Four
passengers were seriously hurt: William
Flannagan. of Ijingdon, badly burned and
hand cut; H. Stevenson, of Gardner, burned
about the face and hands; Christian Olson
and Ola f Olson, of Gardner, both burned
THE LABOR FIELD.
Lively Debates at the Federa
EEPOETS ON THE PITTSBUEG STEnTT
Injunction Against Woi-klnginen en
Strike Hotly Denoum-ed, but Mild Res
olutions Adopted and o Money Ap
propriated to light the Matter In
diana Ask Aid Hoyeott on a Ilrewerj
Telegraphers Win Their Strike Op
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 17. Yesterday
was the third day of the American Federa
t ion of I.abor convention. The most in
teresting matters in the session were the
reports of tbe committee appointed with
reference to the Pittsburg job print'erlc
strike, and the matter of donating 3,000 to
aid the strikers in carrying their cases
through the higher courts. Majority anil
minority reports were submitted. The
majority declared that the judge ot one oi
thecourtsof Pennsylvania, has in the judg
ment, of the convention exceeded hfs
authority and violated every principle el
justice in enjoining printers engaged in n
contest to maintain and defend their in
terests as wage workers, who have com
mitted no action involving a breach of the
peace or violation of laws.
Rcolut ion Rejected anil Adopted.
It is therefore resolved that this is an it
legal interference, that, shall be chal
lenged up to the highest tribunal, W.OA.
being appropriated to carry the case tip.
and that if it is not so carrii-d the sum
shall be used to test the validity of the
conspiracy laws. These resolutions were
rejected. The minority report set forth
that conspiracy laws exist in many states
and it is evident that the courts persistent
ly construe them iu such a manner as to
annul most of the law-abiding efforts of
labor organizations. Resolutions were
submitted declaring that the Federation of
ljilxir enters it solemn and emphatic pro
test and that the executive council lie in
structed to take steps to have the repeal ot
such laws. No appropriation was recom
;nt an Overwhelming Yote.
The minority report was adopted over
whelmingly after many speeches and
a very warm discussion. The com
mittee on resolutions condemned the
secretary of the treasury's di-cision as
to the alien contract labor law
excluding musicians from the penaltits
thereof. A communication was received
from the striking miners in Indiana ask
ing for aid. The special committee re
ported favorably on seating the three Pa
cific coast delegates. The report was
adopted. Another report to seat Delegate
S. C. Pomerov, of Illinois, failed.
Other Matter Considered.
Vice President McGii ire said that circu
lars from the New York district. Knights
of La lair, attacking the president of the
federation and other liodies afliiating with
that organization had been circulated in
t he hall. He called for an invest igation of
the matter. The committee ou ltoycotts
and labels urged the passage of laws to
close barlicr shops on Sundays and at 8 p.
m. during the week. The harnessmakers
of Illinois, Tennessee and Missouri, in
which states convicts make harness, were
authorized to use laliels. A resolution to
bovcott George F.hret's beer of New York.
England HtMl Prepared for It The final
struggle at Hand.
London, Dec. 17. Semi-official admis
sions are now made that the recent encoun
ter between the British forces at Gilgit
under Colonel Durand and hostile tribes-
e'uttmg Down Knpenses.
Savannah, fin., Dec. 17. The Richmond
and Danville railroad, operating the Cen
tral railroad of Georgia, has discharged
100 employes from shops here, cutting
down its pay roll nearly $5.00u a month.
Op-rating expenses of the road are being
reduced wherever possible.
Judge ( lark Will Get Well.
Mattuon, Ills., Dec. 17. Judge Clark,
who was wonnded Tuesday evening by
Frank W . Jlomish, is resting comfortably
amfexhibiting the same nerve as when he
gratpled with Ins assailant after the .flash
of tje first shot-- Jlomish waived exami-
nathfi and was taken to the Charleston jail
yesterday morning. A special grand jury
lias inujctea iiornisn.
He Resigned I'nder Fire.
LANSING, Mich., Dec. 1". Daniel E. So-
per, secretary or state, at 11 o'clock last
night tendered his resignation to Gov
arnor Winans. Charges had been preferred
with the governor accusing Mr. Soper
with malfeasance in oflice, and as Mr. So
per did not deny the charges Governor Wi
nans asked for his resiguation.
THE TROUBLE WITh'cHIU.
gan Said to Have Closed Commiinlra.
Valparaiso, Dec. 17. It is generally
believed that F.gan has ceased communica
ting with the Chilian government, owing
to Malta's circular printed in these dis
patches a few days ago. The situation is
considered very crit ical.
Washington, JUec. 17. Every person
here believes that the Chilian incident is
approaching a crisis. Chili has not replied
totheLnitert States' demand. The mem
bers of congress do not as a rule share in
the liclief that war will be declared against
Chili. It looks as though there might be a
war in congress over the matter before any
The treasury department purchased 70R,
000 ounces of silver at from $0,950 to 0.957
The latest insurrection in Brazil has
b-en squelched. nd the republic is at
peace again for a few days. -
Two men were killed and seven injured
in a wreck on the Chesapeake and Ohio
railroad, near Anderson, W. Ya.
It is proposed Jhat Sunol and .Nancy
Hanks lie matcliAl for a trial to decids
which is the fastest of the two wonders.
Charles F. Mayer has been unanimously
elected president of the Baltimore and
Ohio railway company for the third t ime.
Senator Dolph, on the ground that pro
hibition in Alaska does not prohibit, has
introduced a bill for high license in that
The first car load of pig tin ever rained
on this continent has arrived at Pittsburg
from Durango, Mexico. .There are twenty
tous of it. ' -
A tin-plate factory with a capacity of
1.800 boxes per week will lie started, it is
exiected, by Coates & Co. at Baltimore by
the middle of January.
It is claimed at New York that Edward
M. Field, the broken broker, has got away
with about 2.ono.ono iu cash and property
that was not his own.
It is understood at Washington that ah
agreement for reciprocity has lieen made
with Jamaica, B.-irbadoes, the Windward
and the lx-ewurd islands.
The convent ion for t he improvement jo
the Missouri river, in session at Kansas
City, wants congress to spend C),0U0,000
yearly on that capricious stream.
Explorers recently returned from Salton
lake in Arizona say that tbe inland sea has
come to stay. It appears to lie fed by sub-
' ranean springs and is very salty.
i. k Kee, a Chinese lecturer, has pre
sented to the Texas State university his
Chinese library of 8.N00 volumes, the most
complete collection of the kind extant.
The official report of the elect rot hansia
ot Martin ii Ixibby does not differ mater
ially from those in former similar cases.
His death was instantaneous and painless.
A Dunkanl preacher baptiziil a woman
in icy water at Vinton, la., in spite of the
woman's protests and appeals. Sne weaB
ened when she found how cold the water
A stone in a Chicago sidewalk became
charged with electricity to such an extent
that many person walking on it received
slnvk. much to the amusement of a crowd
NOT IN FAVOR
Master Sweeney, of th
men, t.ive Hi Yit-w.
St. 1HIs, Dec. 17. I 'nind Master
Sweetiev, of the Switchmen's Mutual
Benefit association is here from Chicago.
and in an interview" re-ariling the proposed
fedcrar ion. said.- "Ibis fcdcr.it ion scheme
will prove a lizzie. The projit tors will
never secure the eo-oM-rat ion of the switch
men nor the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers and firemen. The switchmen
in the first place are siil'ii iently powerful
to niiil no federation. In the second place
we will never i-oiisolii!;:c with a set of
scabs such as compose the Brotherhood of
Sw itelmieii Have Long Memories.
"We will never forget the part they took
in the strike on the Northwestern last Mar.
Even after that the brot hcrhood added in
sult to injury by the action taken by its
grand officers and governing council in in
dorsing the scab members in taking our
places, so there is no possibility of the
switchmen allying with them. As for the
firemen and engineers, they will refuse to
enter the federation la-cause they are in
close sympathy with usT. aud besides by
joining with the trainmen would sanc
tion the action of the scabs last
VICTORY FOR TELEGRAPHERS.
They Win Two Point in Their Strike on
the A. and V.
AuilQri:i:orK. X. M., Dec. 17. The
strike of the telegraph employes on the A.
ndP. at Albuquerque resulted yesterday
in a victory for the strikers. Tha points
that the latter insisted on were that their
organizat ion should not he attacked by the
company and an increase of wages. Yes
terday President Manrel, of the Santa Fe,
asked the oia-rators Vo go back to worc,
giving them the increased wages until an
agreement can lie reached by negotiations.
The first thing the men did when Iwck at
the keys was to send the news everywhere.
They received congratulations from all
Another Bant Ball War.
IXDIANAPous, Dec. 17. The I wise ball
magnates, ft is said, have agreed on one
league next year, but having left out Chiia
Columbus and Milwaukee, these clubs are
are wildand have held a meeting and resolv
ed to have another league embracing Chica
go. Milwaukee, Columbus. Buffalo. Indian
apolis, Kansas City, Omaha and St. Paul.
T he L hicago club referred to is the Asso-
The Chicago Mail Robbery.
CHJCAGO, Dec. 17. Although the mail
robbery iu this city is looked upon by the
officials as the most daring piece of work
yet recorded, ami every nerve is la-ing
strained to capture the peqa-trators, not
one of the five men who did the work has
been captured, nor has a clue been found.
i he total amount stolen will not be more
Chioaoo, Dec, IS.
Follow ing were tlie quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat December, opened
iMW, closed January, 0)ened PIHc,
closed WPjie: May, opened flTe, closed -ic
I'orn Ik-cemht-r. opened flOc, closed 4Sc: Jan
uary. oicned 4I4C, closed IHc: May. opened
434C, closed Oats December, opened
rr.'ie, closed :; January, opened :Cc, closed
81 'ic: May, ojiened Sic, closed SSsc. pork
December. oi-ued and closed $8.10; January,
Plotted $ll.i. ilos.il $WX; Mav. opened
$11.4213. closed ? 11.40. Lard-December,
opened and closed Sii.ill.
lYoilui-e: Butler- Fancy separator 2T6tJSr.
per lb: dairies, fancy, fresh, :!lft:Itc; packing
stuck, fresh. lWt l;V. Kgt.'V-Fresh candled,
loss off. Mihgc per doz; ice-house stock, 17
C ISc. Pressed oultry Hens, ii&Tlc per lb;
spring chickens, Si-gftiV; ducks, t7.llc; gceee,
tViViV: turkeys, choice, 12t$6M3c:' common
stock. 1!12c: poor. mc. Potatoes Heb
ron, :n.:t:ic i?r bu: Bnrnanks, 3ift35c; Rose,
a;i4k-: Peerless. asftrtfV: common to poor
mixed lots. 2.;i2s Sw-eet potatoes Illinois,
52..n2.Ti: Jerseys. Apples-Common.
$l-2.Vr.l..Tii per hl.l: i;ih1. $l.T.-: fancy.
S2.iW. Cranberries -Cape t.'o-.l, $7.ii;y.tl ier
Mil. 52.2.V.2..i ier box; .lersrvs. tt..TUCi T.U) per
bid. 2.", per Isix.
1-ivc stock- 1'rii es at the I'nion Stork yarda
to-lay raiu.ii ns follows; Hogs Market
aeiive and Ilk- higher: prices rather favor
sellers, i-sjieiially for the better qualities;
sales ranged at f2..fci.-.."w iiis, :Ltir.7!i
liirlit. S:t.iitl.;j.T." rousli packiuic. ;!.HV.iAS5
mixed, and S&.wYU.liu heavy luu kiui; and ship
Cat lie Market rather active on local and
shipping account, and fevlini; stnuurrr; prices
made hiulur ou tiie Iwiter qunlith: quota
tions ranged at f VTu.'ni.iri choice to extra sliip
plngMcvrs, $4.NKi Mil good to choice do. $4 (1)
1 TO fair to good. $3.fWr 5.110 fiimnuin to medi
um, do. 3 tain 4 -"i butchers" Mivrs. ei.stifi2.aii
MiM ki rs, .2.iij-f:l.ii Texans. s; Uf, :t !i rang
ers, si v,;,:) 4,1 1,,!,. i.i.5i;t..-,ii ,-ows. $1.2..J
2-T", bulls and 2.2f!i .Y2S veal calve-.
Sheep-Market rather a tire aa.l price .VJ
In,- higher: ouotations ranged at :i.tiiM t.iti
westerns Js'l. KiMli unlives ami s.k.V.i .'.'
New York. ,
Nt.W VllUK. Pis'. III.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. l-l.iVi'fc; Do-ieml-r.
$l.(Ht: January. Sl.uV: February,
SMi?fc: .March. 1.IT! t'oru No. 2 mixed
ca-sli, .iTUjo; IksT-mher, -VAjc: January, .":1V
Oats Dull but steady; No. 2 uiixed cash.
fitue; January. :S4c. Kje Dull and nomi
nal: western. fl.(--1.04. Barley-Dull: No. 2
Milwaukee, 73 74c. 1'ork -Did ; new mess,
fHl.sn. I-ard-yuiet; Jauuarv, fainr, Kcbru
ry, ? .
Live Stock: Cattle Trading fairly active at
an advance of luc per Km lbs for all grad.-s;
Poon-st to liest native steers, $4.40 to $5.00 i r
KM 11.: Christmas steers, $5.:5 to $6.01); bulls
and dry ews. $1.30 to $2. HI. .sheep and Lambs
!Sh-p. steady; lamtis. firm at an advance of
hc per 1b: sheep. $2.75 to $5.00 ?r 108 lbs;
lambs, $i.ui to $.l. Ho2s Nominally ateady;
live hogs. So.tsl to $4.HI per 100 lbs.
LESS THAN HALF THE:
PRICE: OF OTHtR BRANDS
SOLD IN CANS ONLY
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