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HOCK ISLAM), Fit 1 DAY, DECEMBER 18, 1891.
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IX CASK OF WAtt
secretary oecause nis a. qnainwnce wttn
army matters dnringhh residence in the
U choke g,t "-'"ea
,,hcn D- Elkins V.'ill Manage;
THE KOTTEX TIE.
It Gets in Some Deadly Work
The Congressional Brief.
"Washington. Dec. ls.Thesenatcvester
day confirmed the acti, n of the caucus
tOIUMlit t4'S HitA tlwwl.r., ,r ... .
iUCY E : I'hXJKiWa a&M.LU- standing and select on.mittees, both TWENTY -SIS PEESONS BADLY EUE1
P'- having arranged matters satisfac- ''
A. : K. t.n - '
cni. isiu j-ere mtroluced to amend
the act nuthtviixinK the retirement of pri
vates in the army, instructing the foreign
affairs committee to ,., o,..;...,
. ' muipii (inn.
in the governments of tl,e world to cnnlVi
,l,r .. ii:il'ri ltrrivr Iho Nomina-
It IVIit Asrt Tw Ojiln
nt If ISfwrim; on t ! Cuii'liilnry of
i'i to Mark Out a "w Line
0 (iMt ' Mill ill 1 1 i " tb m : rr riri lltffr
TV. 1 Tl. t i
,, HTiilHUim as to who lie
, . .ii : :! for wn'tary of war by
,i li t -natcthe name of Stephen
H. Klkins, of West
Virginia, a name that
has liecn frequently
used in connection
Vj5 with tlie war portfo
lio, i he nominee was
luirn in Perry county,
V Ohio, Sept, '.Ii, S41.
V . ' ' lie removed to MiV
- jI'S-O ' , stiu ri while quite!
, . ' V ' V o 11 n g , graduated .
. " from the Missouri IU.1-'
p. vi kin, versity in IStiO, and
, :,''. si Milied law. lie served in i
, . .. -;,;ii:iii in the Seventy-seventh j
, nr. n-L'inieTit.. In 1S4 he was admit' j
,, !. ir in New Mexico. There he nc- !
:.-.! a fortune in mining and stock)
I'e as a mcnilier of the territo- I
, .'. ire in 1 '...;. and I'tiited Stales
,.r:.- ...rney in 170-72. lie was then!
emigres on the Republican
.t- ; served two terms from 1S73 to
"T l!f .- it member of the national i
' . ..iimiittce from 173 to 1SK$. )
- .1.1 its chairman. He took an.
;" the Chicago convention of!
S-' '! inated .lames G. Blaine fop j
e y. and is a staunch friend of j
r.v : " of state.
s.tnic Sfimtorn fllsMipnlittefl.
T'-n -ine (iissniisfaction amonir R-
. s,.i.,t(ii-s over the nomination of !
,::r. 1 nt this is iM'lieved to lie not deep j
cause any opposition to his eu
'Mi'.n. The dissatisfaction is saiil ti
tlie part of some of the New Kngland
f' - western senator. The disap
intmetit is naturally confined to those
-.e-.'ii..:rJiiis w do were pushinc other can-
Ut.-. f .r the war portfolio. These are
-western senators who thought the
iffcinit record of General Grant, the act-
, w-iTt-tary of war, a Minnesota man,
v"iii linve Int n recognized: and some
rw Krlaiiilers who had set their hearts
.tie nomination of General Cheney, of
v-w Hampshire. Senator Chandler ex-
sws ilisjippomtment frankly, but he
XT.ite for the conlinnat ion of the West
Mirpriel. Imt Not Cointalnln)t.
Vw ilamp-hire is very much disap-
r.i-verv much disajipomtetl, indeed,
' si... ,ast cveniiitr. "We were earnest in
":ruppnrt of Governor Cheney, and we
" :(! Lis would have liecn the best np-
'iitnif-r.t. We are still of that opinion.
hi: 1 i lv i ; i s will make a pood secretary of
l""fs executive ability in undoubted.
I'j::f l.f. u it! wii ii t curririuMi i u m
have no complaints to make; we
if- I (ieceivctl in anv wnv. PresiilenJ.
H itt - n does not lie: he does not make
"mi i-i-. nor does he bold out false hone.
tii 'itrlil fiovernor Cheney's chano-s
j tiecaiise the president did not
: " .1'ild not )h the man. Mr. Klkins
i L'' A nppoiutnient. but New llanip
is nevertheless very much disap-
. West " ircinin sjnni.t
1 ! k thinks t!w
: ICO'xl tllill
. -IIe will
'. he said.
'-iM.i is ver liim i ;il'-ased over
' . iji :io:i." Senator Knu! nor said
' !' ariicd of the nomination. ''The
' .n must lie exceedingly Kratify
' i l.'i -publicans of West Virginia.
- ;:is has taken a very act ive part in
campaigns in the stale anil he has
"(i.-ii himself wilhalaree body of
ami itifliietitial friends. The aw
--nt of 2athan Guff ns judue and
.nation of Klkins as secretary of
'inimr just prior to t!ie openincr of
-I'liiit ial year, indicates the im
" '.f the jKisition West Virginia has
i inion of the licpublicaii leaders."
OOKED AT POLITICALLY.
s,-.- New T'resiileiit iitl CnRvbtnit
tini lllier View.
' rKennaalso lfMikel at the nomi
'hr'Hi'li political t'liisses. He even
far as to put on the field an nn
: r presidential combination. "They
iint; t ne issues." was his remark.
iiiination mav nossiblv nlace Kl-
1 rt- ' r the ticket, with Harrison in 1S! "
tr. : 1
iiik the governments of the world to conf.-i
lit Chicauo in lstM as to international ar
bitration; aiithori.iiiK'tht sale of timKT on '
certain Indian lands in isconsin. Turpie '
spoke in favor of the election of senators i
by popular vote, and Stewart for free sil- '
ver. anil the senate aftei an executive ses
sion aiijoiu-ned to tomorrow.
TALK ABOUT THE COMMITTEES.
rii-inKer to Hew Ways nn.l Means
C rlsp-s IllneReed xiitl (lie Rnles.
WASiirxtiT.iV, Dee. IS. Speaker Crisp is
confined to his room at the Metropolitan
hotel by a severe cold. 1 e had been a suf
ferer for several days, but was so bad
yesterday morning that he felt compelled
to call Dr. A alsh, who visited and pre
scribed for him. The s icaker is a victim
of the generally prevailing disease, the
prip, but nothing serioi s is apprehended.
There is nothing new in the situation re-siMH-ting
the oi.ai.i:'.atiin of the house
committees. Speaker's t i isp's illness will
rather tend to delay the announcement of
the committees, which n mor has fixed fol
the Slrd inst.
Crisp ;oing into erlnslon.
The impression is peneial that Sprinpei
will go to tin head of the ways and means
committee i:.nl Holman n the head of the
appropriate .i committee', but Springer
would not (-ciiflnii the statement that the
t-hairmnnsl.i;. had Ixt-n offered him. Tiie
majority of i 'ie committee on rules had. a
conference Wednesday night nt Sjieaker
Crisp's room -. and it is understood that
the list of committee which the speaker
is to lie ant; oi-ized to a moint was prae
tieally agree-": upon. It i said that Crisp
and some f i iend. probably Catchings, will
leave the cit-Saturday t ml seek res and
recreation ni -onie convenient place where
they may escape the in port unities and
pleadings of applicautslor places and their
MeMIUIn to tend the Honse.
Although Springer wi'llie chairman of
the ways and means com nittee, his duties,
it is understood, will be confined to mat
ters relating to his committee, while Mc
Millin will lie the leader of the party in
the house, so far as motions, management,
etc., are concerned. This is an innovation,
but it is expected that it will work advan
tageously. McMillin 'was selected as u
memlier of the rules com -nittee because of
his parliamentary ability, his effective
ness as a debater, and tie fact that he
very well liked by the members of tbr
Democratic side, and wi I therefore lie of
great assistance in securing the harmon
ious adjustment of any differences as to
To Let Them Tool Off a Little.
If the committees are announced on the
23d it will leave two weeks liefore the reas
sembling of the house a 'ter the holidays.
This interval will lie n cessary, for there
is to lie a shaking up of the committees
Mich as has not liecn seen for nmny a day.
I'recedents are to he ci st to the winds.
Men who have lieen kept in the background
for the last four or six ye irsare to be given
opportunity to show their ability.
M illing to Take Their Ow n Medicine.
As the leading memlici of the minority
on the committee on ruUs Hi-ed intends to
offer the old rules, which, he nays, are em
phatic and biisiiiess-lik-. Tie says with
emphasis: "We are will ng to be governed
by the same rules we uloptcd for their
An V'. posit ion in Keiinilor.
V.smi;T'!-, Dec. The. bureau of
American republics ha been ii -formed by
the con-ul general of the l'ni:id States in
in Kcuador t hat the president of that re
public has decreed the .-.il-Mssion. free of
duty, of 1m. I h impfe t inn e. port, of all ex
hibits which may l- eii from the United
states to the national ex losition to lie held
in tjuito during the months of February.
March, and April, Is'.rj. Manufacturers in
t he United States should send a good ex
hibit of agricultural uachiucry and all
implements for Hgricul. ural purposes to
: ienl aspect of the nomination wns
iissed among member of lioth
i parties in the senate and house,
in-line to the IxMief that it i a fore
'" the formal withdrawal of Blaine
" previdential race, and a number
w ho had failed to express an opin
1 subject since t he time Klkins'
- mentioned iu connection with
diil not hesitate to say that
'a-M-il lilaine would shortly issue a
' noiiiieing that he would not be a
tie in WfJ.
I View if lis Meaning.
.- gveat personal friendship for
-"s 1. as liecn warrant for the lielief
J-1 - in.- many prominent politicians that a
M "' .-'ilc of Klkins' executive ability has
j'" -n-tary of state anxious to
I Kins in the cabinet, but this action
'' f ame's part, these same politicians
, ."''tns Blaine's withdrawal. Other
ijiiis say that the nomination will
w 'r any way affect the chances of lilaine
"Mi,, presidency, and it is said that Kl
l. anst lf ilafi (.t.,,,.,1 tht )lis Kinf inlo
' ''iti'inet could not affect the future of
Kt7 l,rt"si'l, nt "r his secretary of
5. "iislilent If a Wise C hoice.
(it)'in"""r ,Wtor. wen asked for hi
id!"-' 'in ,h PP"'ntment, Mid he con
iiM i"mination pood one. El-
Three of Them Almost Certainly Wound-'
ed to Death The Wreck Takes Fire
nd Nothing Is Left Except Scorched
Iron and Ashes The Casualty Koll '
Boiler Kxplottion In Indiana Resulting
in 'onr Funeral A Couple of Bad Ac
ridents Abroad Miliar Mishaps.
Chkkryvai.e, Kan., Dec. 18. The pas
wnger train due here at 4:10 p. m. yester
day from Kansas City was wrecked two
miles north of t his city by the displacement
of a rail owinc to deeaved ties. The train
was composed of three passenger coaches,
an express car.and a mail and a baggage car.
The train was running at about twenty
five milesnn hour, and just south of the
Cherry creek bridge the three coaches and
the express car became detached from the
baggage car and engine and were suddenly
hurled down a high embankment.
Twenty-Six Tei-sons Injured.
There were nlwiut forty passengers Iks
fides the train men aboard. The coaches'
had no sooner struck the ditch than fire'
broke out iu each car, causing a general
panic. Twenty-six iiersons were injured, j
three of whom will probably die. The p.-ui- j
sengers who wereable went bravely to
work to save the seriously injured onen, '
and all -w ere rescued before the tire hail
consumed the coaches, although quite a
numlierof the unfortunates received ss
vere bums. The passengers were brought
Three Lives Trohahly Lost.
The list of the injured is as follow:
Conductor F.Ii l'arsons, cut alxiut the head
and injured internally is in a dangerous
condition; Mrs. Lizzie McGuire. of Sharon. !
Kan., fracture of skull and concussion of
spine cannot recover; Clarence liailey, a I
colored lmy. serious fracture of skull in a
critical condition; P. I. Brown, Grenada, '
Kan., liadly bruised and fractured leg;'
Mayor C. C. Kincaid, Chenyvale, j
sprained back and severe bruises
on head; O. F. Carson. Cherryvale, injured !
back and shoulder, Mrs. A. 1'. all, Gren
ada, Kan., severe spinal injuries and cut
on head; Mrs. M. R. Spires, Franklin, Ills.,
head and back injured; W. T. Spires,
Franklin, Ills., head i nd luu-k injured:
Mrs. lxna Urooks, Oklahoma City, shoul
der fractured and head cut; Mrs. Brooks'
little daughter, injured internally; .lames
Ostrander. Wellington, collar-lsme broken;
L. Ijtrnes. Ijtwrence, liadly burned
on face and internal injuries; J. Gibson,
Severy, Kas., injuretl lck and head;
Mises Thompson. Spirit 1-ake, la., head,
neck and shoulder hurt; T. P. Johnston.
lloustonia. Mo., slight bruises About head; ,
C. K. Stuart. Shenandoah, la., head, neck .
and shoulder injured; 1). B. Fuller, Kure
ka., Kas., slight internal injuries; Dr. G. '
AV. Cress, Galesburg, Kas., liadly,
burned hand anil cr.t on head;
F. Iiacou, Wilton Junction, la.,
fractured shoulder and cut on head;
V.. W. Sncilman Toneka. liai-k Jtnd bi-ad
bruised; John H. Brow n. Kansas City, I
Kan., cut on head and shoulder; 1-ulu
Bailey, Ada Bailey and Miss Talmage, en
route from Memphis to Guthrie, O. T., I
all more or less injured. Others whose'
names are unknown were slight ly injured.
All that remains of the four cars is a pile
of trucks and cinders.
RELICS OF A FORGOTTEN AGE.
Two Skeletons Covered with Sheet Cop
per -A Copper Kagle.
Chillicothe, O , Dec. 18. Hundreds ol
people have come to see the mound-buildei
relics uncovered by Warren X. Moorhead
Of the five skeletons lying hide by sidt
two were covered with a sheet of coppei
six by eight feet. A large copper ax
weighing forty-tine pounds was found. In
size and value it exceeds any single speci
ment ever found in the United States.
There are traces of gold in it. The cuttine
edge is seven inches broad and very sharp.
How it could have lieen fastened in a
handle and used is a mystery. All the
entailer copper axes are such as have been
An Artistic IMere of Work.
Thirty copper plate with mound build
ers' cloth ou them overlapped the axes.
The average size of the plates was ten by
six inches. A great copper eagle twenty
inches in diameter, with wings outspread,
lieak ojen, and tail and wing feathers
neatly stamped Upon the copper surface,
covered the knes of one of the skeletons.
This is one of the most artistic designs evet
found in copper. Remains of a copper
stocl nlKint a foot in length and several
inches in height lay near the head of one of
the skeletons. The stool w'as made out of
wood, and had lieen covered with sheet
topjH-r. Flint implements, bear tusks,
scashells, and trinkets were also found.
FOR A DEEP WATER CANAL.
Meeting at Detroit to Itnom an Impor
Detkoit, Deo. IS. A convention to push
the enterprise of a, deep-water canal from
the lakes to the Atlantic assembled here
yesterday with a large attendance. Kx
Senator Palmer was made permanent
chairman and George M. Iine, of the De
troit board of trade, secretary. The first
deK-itewas provoked by a motion to pit
ci-ed on the unit rule, each, city being al
lowed one vote instead of each delegate
having tne. This was lost. Oswego ami
litifTalo men insisted that the committee
on resolutions bring the ship canal scheme
as prominently forward as the deep canaL
M'ant a 81QO.000 Appropriation.
This was referred to the committee on
resolutions, as was also a resolution offered
by Mr. Thompson, of, Duluth, that con
press lie petitioned to appropriate $100,000
for the survey of the lakes and to ascer
tain the cost of deeeniug the channel so
as to admit of the passage of .twenty-foot
vessels. Last night the delegates assem
bled at a banquet in thellotel Cadillac, ex
Senator Palmer presiding.
WAS THE DEATH OF FOUR.
A Itoiler Ksplosion Kills Three Men antl
Fatally H nrts Another.
IIim;kvii.i.k. Intl., Df;-. is. Three per-j
sons were killed outright and one mor-'
tally wounded and several others injuretl
by the explosion, of the lsiiler in the saw-1
mill of A. Collet t yesterday. The lioilcr
was apparently iu good condition and no
cause is given for t be explosion. The ex
plosion was felt all over the city and the
mill is a total wreck. The follow ing is a
list of the victims; William Wise, ei
giuecr. killed outright. William Col let t.
son of proprietor, killed: James Claw si ti,
killed; Isaac Nicholson, fatally injured.
Oscar Jones and a man named Wright
were hurt by (lying debris.
The German ILft-ipriM-ily Agreement.
Washington, Dec. is. It. is stated by
officials at the department of state that the
ratification by the German reichstag of the
treaty with Austro-Huniary, which yester
day pa-ssed the second reading in the reich
stag. will carry with it 1 he approval of the
reciprocal commercial arrangement 1.
tween Germany and tl e United States.
Judging from the nearly unanimous vote
that it received yesterda . it will undoubt
edly pass the third rei ding, nudwillgo
into effect Feb. 1 next.
"Washington, Dec. is.
of Chili. npiM-ared on tht
yesterday and took a s
lican side of the hall. I'
ied by an attache of tht
Senator Haw-ley took a
minister and introduce!
nuinlHT of senators (in
and explained to him
ant in This?
floor of t he senate
-at on the Repuh
e was nieoniian
Chiliau legat ion,
seat next to the
to him a large
he proceedings of
The Net Treasuiy Balance.
Washington, Dec. It. The heavy pen
sion payments and ligh' receipts have hnd
the effect of running dov n the net treasury
balance to :B,i:,0iK. Of'tbis sum $13.-iiso.'jii-i
is in sulisidinr- coin. jmH.TTH in
minor coin and $i;i,atK',4! 1 in national bank
Manning a Fleet of War Ships.
Washington, Dec-18. The navy departs
went is massing a fleet of United States
men-of-war in the Sot th Pacific, but in
order to enforce serreoy has decided to
discontinue making pul lie the movements
of United States vessels.
. A Dividend for fie Maverick.
Washington, Dec. 18 Comptroller La
cey yesterday declared a dividend of 40 per
cent, in favor of the eret itors of the Maver
ick Satfonal bank, of B jeton. Mase.
( lose Call for a Horror.
Xv.w York, Dec. 18. The steamer Ha
vana, wit h an excursion party of 450 per
sons on board, was run into and liadly
wrecked yesterday afternoon off Coney
Island by the four-masted schooner Mary
A. Randall. No lives were lost, though a
iium'oer of passenger were severely in
juretl. The steamer narrowly escaped be
ing sunk. The Randall attempted to cross
the Havana's liow despite the hitter's
Blow n On the Trak hy Wind.
Bkklin, Dec. 18. The Berlin and Coli
lenz txpress train met with a singular
mishap yesterday. A severe pale prevailed
in the Iahh valley and as the train was
rounding a curve the wind overturned
three of the coaches, dashing them down
an embankment. One passenger was
killed and several injured in the wreck.
Ilerr St-hoen May Get Well.
Bvr.UN, Dec. 18. Herr Schoen, who
was severely wounded in a .duel by Lieu-
tenant Ziemssen, of the Eleventh infantry,
is slightly better, and it is thought there is
a possibility of his recovery, though the j
bullet is still emliedded in his lung and he
is far from la-ing out of danger.
Killed by a Fall of Rock.
Sen ANTON. Pa., Dec. 18. At the Manville
colliery yesterday Edward Muldowney and
Hugh Riley were killed by a fall of roof
Fatal Accident to a Lifeboat.
Bv.KLIN, Dec. 18. Seven men were
drow ned yesterday by the capsizing of a
lifeboat at Nordendamm.
Two Officials Sick with Grip.
Washington, Dec. 18. A-ssistant Treas
hrer Whelpley and Adjutant General Kel
ton are sick with the grip..
Whitman Too Feeble to Write Poetry.
Campex, N. J., Dec. 18. "Walt Whit
man, the poet, is so enfeebled by old age
that he was unable to send a few lines
of verse to Poet Whittier in honor ol his
THE MEN OF TOIL.
Matters Before the f ederation
A BLAST AT T3E CHICAGO POLICE.
BEEN FLOATING FOR FIVE YEARS.
Finding of a Bottle Set Adrift hy a Scien
Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. IS. An old
fisherwoman at Runaway lwy. Jamaica,
has picked up on the shore a bottle con
taining a circular which has probably
been afloat for the last five years. Tht?
circular, which is printed in nine languages,
reads' as follows; "Anyone finding this
paper is requested to remit, to the naval
authorities of his country, in order to be
forwarded to the French government."
First of the Floats Kver Found.
About the beginning of the year 1S86 the
prince of Monaco set out on board the
yacht L'Hirondelle with the object of
finding out the exact course and termina
tion of the gulf stream. The L'Hirondelle
entered the gulf stream well to the north
and a number of floats containing circulars
were dropped. Nothing was ever heard of
any of the floats until the occasion referred
THE CHARGES AGAINST SOPER.
"Why the Michigan Secretary of State Was
Lansing. Mich.. Dec. 18. The charges
upon which Secretary of State Soper's res
ignation wn demanded were made by
Mayor Johnson, of this city. They are that
the secretary sold Toncopies of the legisla
tive Manual, and appropriated the money
to his ow n use: sold and converted the value
of fivf sets tif compiled laws, ordered two
car lohil of paper under a contract to ex
pire ifi January, the purchase of which was
imp -sary. and had it not been madef.iO0
wniil.J have been saved to the state: that,
he hat received a money consideration for
making supply contract, and that he de
luaudcd of his deputy's salary as a
consideration for keeping him in office.
The Louisiana Democrats.
Baton Roit.K. Ia., Dec. 18. Captain
Thomas Scott Adams declined the nomina
tion of the Isilting Democratic convention
yesterday, and after several hours' caucus
the Farmers' Alliance consented to in
dorse Senator Murphy T. Fortier, who was
the choice of the anti-lottery Democrats.
The convention nominated a full ticket.
The regular convention will nominate
Judge McKnery and a full state ticket to
day. The fight liefween the factious will
lie a very bitter one.
The Cine Is Dead.
Chicago, Dec. IS. It is now lielieved
that Frank Porter, a man who w as shot
and killed by William Ray in a low saloon
on Halsted street yesterday morning, was
one ot the . highwaymen who held up
the United States mail wagon on Mather
street ITuesday night and robbed Uncle
Sam (If something like fci,300. Ray, who
had nt been apprehended up to midnight,
is alsit suspected, and it is thought the
shoot itg was caused by a dispute over tlia
division of spoils.
The Rational Prohibition Convention.
CmrAoo, Dec. 18. The national con
vention of the Prohibition party met here
yesterday. The committee went into ex
ecutive session. On the thirteenth ballot
St. Ixmi was decided upon for the con
vention, and the time June 2 and 30. The
liasis of representation was fixed at double
the congressional representation under the
new apiiortionment, two delegate for the
District of Columbia and one for each 1,000
votes cast for Fisk in is.
Jockey Waller In Bad Lark.
Red Bank, X. J., Dec IS. Harry Wal
ler, the jockey, while riding a running
horse at "Walden's training track, near
Eatontown, yesterday, was thrown from
the horse and his left leg broken. In the
afternoon his wife buih. a fire and the stove
wa blown to pieces. It is supposed that
an evil minded person placed powder in
the kindling. .
Some of the Resolutions Adopted An
Organized Movement to Defeat Gnm
pers Indications That the Telegra
phers May Have More Trouble The
Northwestern Jumps Into the Ring
"Scabs' Driven Out of a Town The
Crested Butte Strike.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 18. At the
American Federation of Labor convention
yesterday resolution were adopted urging
congress to pass laws preventing any gov
ernment employes from competing with
civilians, and especially with musicians;
nrging the necessity for enacting compul
sory educational laws in every state and
territory; and recommending that congress
restore suffrage in the'District of Colum
bia. A communication was received f r ra
the Sabbath observants, at Des Moines, la.,
asking the federation to use its influence
to have the World's fair closed on Sunday.
Chlrago Police Denounced.
The following resolution was passed by
a rising vote: "Whereas, the action of the
Chicago police in breaking into two law
ful and peaceful meetings of lalmriug peo
ple of that city on Nov. 11 and 12 was
without warrant, and a violation of every
principle of right and justice; therefore, lie
it resolved, that the American Federate n
of L-ilvnr in convention assembled de
nounces such action as being dangerous
not alone to the working people, but to all
classes, as it tends to the usurpation of the
Ieople's authority and the substitution of
an authority entirely foreign to the spirit
of American iuititulions."
As to Government Ownership.
A resolution from the International
Typographical union favoring government,
ow nership of telegraph lines was reported
adversely. A telegram from Patrick M
Bride, at Columbus, )., asking aid for the
striking miners in Indiana was referred to
the in-coming executive committee with
out recommendation. The committee ap
pointed to investigate charges against
President Gompers reported the charges
false, and a restitution, was adopted indors
ing Gompers as an upright and honest
man. It developed last night that there is
an organized scheme on foot to defeat
President Gompers for re-election.
WAR ON THE TELEGRAPHERS.
The Northwestern Invites a Strike
'Scabs" Refused Food.
Omaha, Dec. IS. It teas learned from a
local officer of the Order of Railway Teleg
raphers last night that the Chicago and
Northwestern system had issued a general
order that its operators must abandon the
O. R. T. or quit the company's sen ice.
The officers said the order would lie diso
beyed, and a strike would proliably ensue.
An Outbreak Apprehended.
Deming, X. M., Dec. IS. The strike of
the telegrapher on the Southern Pacific
railroad threatens to grow serious. The
"scabs" have been refused food and noti
fied to leave town at Lordsburg. The re
gular night train was stopped and the
"scabs"' compelled to hastily gather up
their belongings and depart. The office
and station is deserted, and the officials
appealed to for protection have arrived
upon the scene, and as the people are in
sympathy with the strikers, an outbreak
may be exjiecteiL
Ordered to Withdraw or Oult.
Lincoln, Xeb., Dec. 18 Alvin Pfeffcr.
agent for the Fremont. Klkhoro and Mis
souri Valley railway, at Davey, Neb., was
yesterday notified by his superintendent to
withdraw- from the Order of Railway
Telegraphers. Ifeffer refused to comply
with the request. The Order of Railway
Telegrapher men. it is said, will stand by
Mr. Ifeffer to a man and a war is antici
pated In-twecn the railroad and teleg
raphers. Non-rnion Men Assailed.
Coi.rvm , O., Dec. is The teamsters
employed in the excavation for the Chit
tenden Auditorium struck several days
ago for higher wages. Yesterday num
ber of non-union teamsters apiienrcd for
work, but at the order of the union men,
who appeared in force, all but one with
drew. He was assaulted and was glad to
get off the ground under police protection.
The Crested Butte Strike Weakens.
DESVKR, Dec. 18. A sjiecial to The Re
publican from Crested Butte says: The
hack of the strike was broken yesterday
when forty men, all Austrian, went hack
to work at the conqiany's scale. They
were Urst put to loading coke, and were
protected by the sheriff and his deputies.
Everything is quiet, anil trouble is no
Drexel's Noble Generosity.
PniLAPVLrniA, Dec. is. The Drexel In
stitute of Art, Science, ami Industry, built
and endowed by Anthony J. Drexel, head
of the well-known banking firm, was ded
icated yesterday afternoon with appropriate
ceremonies. The building was erected at
a cost of 'i0o.no, and the donor has en
dowed it with Sl.OOO.onO. It scope and o!e
jects are the extension and improvement
of industrial education as a means of ojien
ing wider and lietter avenues of employ
ment to young men and women. Bishop
Potter was chaplain of the occasion, and
Chauncey M. Depew was the orator.
Italy Is Decidedly Cooler.
Rome, Dec. 18. Italy i arranging to
send a minister to Washington in pla'-eof
Baron Fava, -who was recalled from Amer
ica in consequence of the Xew Orleans
lynching. The name of the proposed min
ister has not yet. lieen announced. The
government has concluded to take this
course, without waiting for an assurance
from the American president that the con
stitution will be changed so as to afford
more protection to foreigners.
The Alderman's Lurk Was Bad.
Richmond, Va., Dec. is. City Council
men M. T. Page was arrested yesterday ft
engaging in a turkey raffle. He was trying
his luck in a crowd when a policeman or
dered the party to desist. . Page declined
Bams natssk. --
Judge Dykeman has directed the warden
of the Xew York county jail to produce
Edward M. Field liefore him at White
Plains, where his mental condition will be
An order has lieen issued from the navy
department that the destination of the
United States warships must not be given
In the Graves murder trial at Denver a
witness testified that Mrs. Barnaby said
her first will contained a legacy of foO.OUG
for the doctor.
John Bucken, a watchman at Shniede
wend & Lee's type foundry at Chicago,
was found dead with his throat cut and
skull fractured. Murder for the purpose
of robbery is the polite theory.
The Federation of Labor, in session at
Birmingham, Ala., passed resolutions pro
testing against the action of the Chicago
police in the recent so-called anarchist raid
W. Hauser has been elected president of
the Swiss republic.
A set ter dog'at Sea Isle City.X. .T. .has been
stealing small articles for some time, and
it is now discovered that he had been
trained to the work.
Col. J. I,. Hathaway, governor of the
Xational Soldiers home at Milwaukee, died
yesterday of apoplexy.
Eleven of a negro colony of sixty-six who
went to Li in ria a year ago have returned
to tiiis country, having found it impossible
to exist there.
Much distress exists in the interior states
of Mexico. Corn is selling in some places
for H a quart, and Jaliorers receive but 40
cents for a day's work.
Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone and party have
arrived safely at Biarritz, France,
The Manchester spinners threaten to
strike unless t he masters improve the con
ditions under which they work.
Dunbar Barton. Unionist, has been
eltsrt.d to the British parliament from the
middle division of Armagh. He was un
opposed. Baron Fergervary, Hungarian minister of
national defense, has resigned that position
in order to fight a duel with Deputy Ugron,
w ho has publicly expressed doubts as to
the baron's courage.
John G. Whittier, the poet, was 84 years
old yesterday. He received innumerable
Postmaster General Wanamaker ha of
fered ty.rnlO reward for information leading;
to the arrest and conviction of the men
who robbed the mail wagon at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec IT.
Follow ins were the quotations on the board
of trade ttslav: Wheat December, o-ned
Sf-V. closed ?no; January, ojiened iOte,
closed f'l!-4c: May, o pencil Wfcc. closed HBJic
Corn Deeemlier, opened flc, closed 51c: Jan
nary, opened 44r, closed ic: May. opened
42V4C. closed 42150. tints Iieoeniber, opened
closed aSUo: January, opened :111.4c. closed
Sligc; May, opened :tiHo, cIomiI :fc;(,c. Pork
December. oi"-iied . closed $S.17ii: January,
opened Slbmi. dosed $11.ICU.: May. opened
$11.4.".. closed 31I.S!lfc. Lard ilecember,
(M-nst . 1 losod ;..'!.
Live slock - Iri-e9 at the Union Stock yards
today rani;eil as follows: Hogs Market
active and -V higher; prices rather favor
sellers, esiictially for the lietter qualities;
tales ranged at $!.eng&tiu pitrs, $:t.4.V3a.W
light. $aiv.r.i.s. routfu packing. &L7u:i90
mixed, and $3.s.Y3..lll heavy packing and ship
t attle Market rather active on local and
shipping account, and feeling stronger; prices
.Vclne higher on the better qualities: quota
tions ranged at $.1.7.V. fi.ai choice to extra ship
p;n steers. S4.S.V.i-1.iiR Kikh1 to choice do, (4 OS
(r 4 7S fair to good. -Ui;(&.1.H.i common to medi
um, do. $:! ivWIi 4.: butchers' steers, $l.Stra2.!
stookers. $2.ofe(.?M Texan. 2tt,V3.an rang,
ers. $2.ViV;t.HI itetlors, Uik5.ou cows, $1JBA
2.7.1 bul'.s and 2 iVi.YSi veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active and prices -V3V
V- higher; quotations ramail at e:tt'.r(4.70
westerns. ..UYi.Vlii natives and :t.(jO.i.:&
Produce: Hut ter-Fancy separator W-JSo
per lb; dairies. Ii;ni y, fresh. 2K(S!c; looking
stock, fresh. l:a I V. Kgga -Fresh candled,
li. till. 24.1 2V- js-r doz; ii-e-lmuse stock, 17
(else. Dressed isittltry Hens. 7(;i7Uc per lb;
sl-riug chit kens. S'v'nJic: thicks. tf&lle; geote,
iV jOe; turkeys, choice, 12Li i:te; common
.-took, Mfi.12.-: liior. sMc. Potatoes Heb
Str:tic per I111: Bur auks, :El.7:iV: l'ose,
2sjtic: I'ceiUs.A. :i-v'i :in-; common to poor
mixed lots. s"-.2Sc. Sweet potatoo- liiin-.iis,
2.."j2.;.".: J-rs vs. "...";. I::.. Apple -Co.u-liion.
$lJi V-l.-Vi r b: t iMtid. ii ;:: to y,
S2.UI. CraiiheiTia-s -Cape Col. T.ii S.OJ 1 tr
bbl, $2.Vi2."Ji per box; .lorsot s. ti.Vo 7.IKI per
bbi, J2.ut.r2. 2a jier box.
Skw Yokk. Hi-c-7.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. 1.0,14; lie
cemlier, Jl.lH-V January, UiV; rcliruary,
Sl.il?s. Corn - No. 2 mixed cash, Janu
ary. Wis.-: February, .". tiats -Hull but
steady; Xo. 2 mixed easii. oVa4iic; January,
if?-. Ke In buyers' tavor wi h trading
tlnll; Jl.icir.f l.m for the w hole range. Barley
Nominal: No. 2 .Milwaukee. Sl'i.74c, Pork -Waiet;
new mess. $lu .". 1 Jtrd - (Jviiet; Janu
arj, Sti.tf; February.
l-ive Stock: Cattle Market steadv. but no
trading in bevvrs; dresjsed lieef. nrm: native
aides, ti.sj'g.sa,.? per lb. Sheep awl Lambs
s-ae.-is steady; lain lis, active and lgC jier lb
higher sheep. ? :?Vt 4.7S r 1111 lbs; Christ
miss d-i, S5Ti-.Fii..V: lamlw, $4.vrr6.l24i.;iloirs
Market steady; live bogs- S3.UU1A S4.UU nor
About Bnnultuuktujc, Hfti rail. Thv ran
-tvii h ;ooi ;ki; fow in:,
nit boat the wientllia iiM vf u kvjrn
nHnt Chomii t. a huprrroe? Analyrt, or
Should be tested. Just aa any other 000k
tng material, by actual uae. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of tbe other kious.
Caa form aa piakw of their own.
Get caa l Oiasex freia yottt 3aO0Tk
eM ccaylBce yvunett;