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THE AIIGUS, MOM DA It ,'JANUAKY '2. 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
A WOMAN IN BLACK
Rhinebeck, N. Y., Has a Myste
A Decidedly Warm Temperature
at the Capital.
THE STBUGGLE N EARING THE CRISIS
Two Legislatures Ahnoit a Foregone Con
clusion llccmise of the ISoi Filler Squab
lle Majority or Republicans on the
Kolls A Final Supreme Conrt Derision
in Wyoming Gives the Democrat the
I'nited States Senator Murphy About
Sure of the Senatorial Toga from New
York Legislative Notes.
IlKLKNA, Mont., .Ta?i. 2. Xo such excite
ment as exists in Helena has been known
4i the Montana capital in many years.
The city is full of members of the "legisla
ture determined to get the best of the con
test which Is to begin to-day. Every
thing centers around tlie United States
lcnatorship, and nt 9 o'clock last night all
Uie indications pointed to a dual house,
pf course, the senate will have no quarrel.
It is composed of sixteen members, ten of
Whom are Democrats ml six Republicans,
nd there are oo contests. In the bouse,
however, a ery strained situation exists.
The membership of the body is fifty-five.
The Democrats hold twenty-six certificates
ol election, the Republicans lwenty-ix,
nd the Populists thre.
The Noted Cox F.lder Case.
A serious complication has arisen over
the now famous Box Klder case. The
Choteau county canvassing boanl declared
A- la. Hamilton. Democrat, elected by
throwing out the vote of Box Klder pre
cinct. Had this precinct been counted 'V.
J. Leech, Republican, would have been
elected. The matter was carried to the
supreme court, which after a bitter fight
lasting several weeks ordered the canvass
ing board of Choteau county to reassemble
and count the precinct which had been
thrown out. The canvassers, upon hear
ing the decision, ran away to Washington,
the British possessions, and North Dakota.
Marshals were dispatched from Helena to '
Ft. Benton and elsewhere in Choteau ooun- '
ty, but before they could find any of t;
men they wanted the time in which the
writs were to be served expired, and they
were obliged to return to Helena.
Leech Ha a Slight Advautnge.
The supreme court immediately issued
new writs, but up to last night the mar
shals had been unable to serve them. Both
Hamilton and Leech have come here to be
eated. Hamilton still holds the certificate
of election, but the state auditor has placed
the name of Leech on the house roll. The
Democrats claim that if Hamilton can be
regularly sworn in ns a member from Cho
teau county before the recouut is nuule the
question of who is entitled ro 'he seat must
be settled by the house itself. The pro
gramme of the Itepubliear.s is to si'ut
Leech and organize the Louse with the aid
of two I'upulists. Thi- ih-y vlair.. e,:j
give them twenty-!)!::; ...e-;. !,...-,. a ieal
majority of the body.
Democrats lo ! the liolt.
The Democrat- .-ay they will assemble in
the regular way and take the oath of ollics.
but that it tlie name of I.eech is found on
the regular li-t they will go in a body to
another hull and organize us tht lower
house of th Montana legislature. This
they will do they say, beca'is-; Leech as yet
has no certificate of election whatever, and
that he has u'j standing before the legisla
ture except as ' a contestant So fur as
known, but one of the Populists will act
with the Democrat The Democrats will
therefore have but twenty-seven members
in their houe. all told, and it is difficult
to see now they cun transact business un
less they can induce another of the Popu
lists to act with them, thus giving them
the necessary twenty-eight iust .
DEMOCRAT FROM WYOMING.
Hlli Sit In the Flitted Stutes Senate Tb
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 2. The supreme
court Saturday decided the Carbon county
cases, holding thnt while there were tech
nical defects in the certificate? of nomina
tion, still they were not of such a vital na
ture as to invalidate the election. A per
emptory mandate was issued to the state
canvassing board compelling it to count
the Carbon county returns, thus giving the
certificates of election to the Democrats in
the house. While the Republicans still
have one mnjority on a joint ballot, the
house will never seat tliia one because his
certificate was secured through a clerical
error. It is now conceded that tlie Demo
crats and Populists will elect the next
United States senator.
The Governorship Again
Every member of the supreme court is a
Republican. The question of the govern
orship is again at the front. Acting Gov
ernor Barber last week signed a pardon for
James Moore. The pardon wns sent to the
warden of the penitentiary at Laramie and
returned with the information that it
must be signed by Governor Osborne to be
of any force at that institution. A peti
tion for a writ of habeas corpus was pre
sented to the supreme court and the writ
was granted. The mutter came up for
hearing during Saturday. A decis
ion in this case by the highest tribunal
In the state will settle the vexed question
of who was governor of Wyoming. Os
borne has full possession of the office now,
Barber having stepped out as soon as
the supreme court decision permitted the
official rote to be announced.
The Senatorship in Michigan.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2. The struggle
before the legislature, which meets Jan. 4,
for the United States senatorship soon to
become vacant by the expiration of Sena
tor Stockbrldge's term, is conspicuous for
the unknown quantities that it contains.
The Republicans have 138 votes and only
need 67. Senator Stockbridge is making a
strong fight, for re-election and expresses
LiuuMJt as confident vp wiuuiutc His
lJflwt oppoAm- -ft' ex-Oovornor Cyru.3
. i-.ucev tlie. " farmers
Congressman .T"ay nr. tocii anr Congressmen
Burrows and O'Douuell are also coming to
the front as candidates, anr. the latest to
be heard from are Benton Hanchett, of
Saginaw, and J. .T. Woodman, of Paw Paw.
Murphy Will Get 1 here.
Al.liANY, X. V., Jan. .3 he election of
Edward Murphy, Jr., to the I'nited States
senate is assured, it being evident that he
has at lea.-t stjout of the totd of 91 Demo
cratic votes in the new legislature, and he
Is likely to have all of the ! 1. If he has
but the 0 he will still have 5 more than a
majority on joint ballot.
New Senator from I.i-uisiun.
Baton I:.i ck. La., Jan. !. Donaldson
CatTrey, of St. Mary's parish, was Saturday
nppoint-V) oy Governor Foster to be senator
of the t'::"ed frtii'es to f:l! the unexpired
term of th? l ite Senator Gib-ton, deceased.
Mr. OnTrey was boni in the parish of St.
Mary, Lotii-i.-ini, Se.;r. 10, ;v;:j.j. He was
educated at St. M try's co!!e,' Maryland,
and graduated with honors, lie began lifa
:is a pioneer fanner in Griyson count",
Tex., but returned to his native state in
ls.V He was admitted to the bar in the
.-'PiJlXUFIELP, Ills., Jan. ..-Everything
is in readiues.s for the meeting of the legis
lature, which Hssembles We luesday. The
principal candidates for legislative posi
tions are E. P. Kimball, of Vitden, for sec
retary of the senate no opposition so far;
Colonel Phocion Howard, for sergeant-at-arni.s
of the house outlook a walkover:
Clayton K. Crafts for speaker of the house
has a "cinch." For chief clerk of the
house there are W. B. Mor is, of Golcon
da; James E. Vail, of Mt.comb, W. E.
Handy, of Tolono. For door ieeper Edgar
Brown, of LaSalle, and Tern Brewer,' of
Springfield. The postmastership will be
given to a woman, but who has not trans
pired. Miss Lizzie Kennedy will be as
sistant. Will Need Populist Vote.
San I'iiAN-cisco, Jan. 2. The struggle
for I'uited states senator to succeed Felton
from California, which will begin in earn
est today at Sacramento, promises to be
the liveliest fight seen .here for years. The
balance of power lies in th.; hands of the
eight Populists, whose course of action is
still uncertain. These Populists, most of
whom are from southern California, have
already declared that they will vote as a
unit for Thomas Carter. The Democrats
cannot elect without someol them.
Can't fall Her Off the Trail.
Toi'liKA, Kits., Jan. 2. Governor-elect
Lewelling announces that I e has decided
to olTer Mrs. M. E. Lease a jiosition on the
state board of charities. It will be one of
the first appointments he will make. It is
reported here that Mrs. Lease has mani
fested her willingness to aecept the posi
tion, but it is said to be wt 11 understood
beforehand that in accepting this position
she does not in any way i elinqnish her
claims to the senatorship.
Inic.anai'oI.is, Jan. 'Candidates for
speaker of the lower house of the legis
lature have taken rooms at he hotels, and
a uumber of the members-i lect have ar
rived to attend the session, which opens on
Thursday. The candidates are apiMirently
confident of success, and the contest prom
ises to be very -.lose between James Curtis,
of this city, and Frank Ader, of Putnam
Madison, Wis., Jan. S. The legislature
opens Jan. 11, and the interest is in the
United States senatorship. Thecandidates
are: John L. Mitchell, of Milwaukee;
Colonel J. 11. Knight, of Ashland, aud
General Bragg. Bragg hai a nucleus of
about a third of the Democratic members,
and a good nucleus, as his friends are some
of the doughtiest political warriors of the
Senator Vest puts himself on record in a
letter to a friend calling Indian Commis
sioner Morgan narrow-minded bigot."
George G. Howe, who has just finished a
three-year term iu the Ohio state's prison
for horse-stealing, will go to work for the
V. M. C. A. und lecture on prison life.
William Sloss, of Jimto vn, Col., was
killed in a snow slide six n.iles from that
Tlie brokers of the Xew Vork Stock ex
change Saturday celebrated Xew Year's
with a big Christmas tree and a Santa
David Fruiley and Join. Austin were
playing cards at Herrick, His., when a dis
pute arose, and Frailey shot Austin iu the
hip and leg. He then escaj ed.
The college of electors me.'ts to cast the
vote for president Jan. !.
Presideut-Elect Cleveland attended the
banquet of the Plavers' club at Xew York
and made nn address.
General Horace Porter h.us been chosen
to run for president of the Xew York city
Union League club.
Fifteen per cent, increase in the mail
busine.ts of that city is reported for 1SU by
Postmaster Sexton, of Chicago.
The St. Louis council has accented the
resignation of City Treasure.- Foerstel.
Walter Gaynor, one of tie tramps who
held up a brace of detectives iu a C. and E.
I. suburban train a short tit le ago, at Chi
cago has beeu arrested.
The government of France has presented
to Whitelaw Keid a large and valuable
Sevres vase, in token of its appreciation of
his course while United States minister at
The Canadian government is talking
about reducing duties on Btitish products,
Canada to receive preferential treatment
from Great Britain in turn.
The state's prison at Little Rock has
been found to be in a terrible sanitary con
dition and the arrest of every officer has
been ordered by the mayor of the city, the
charge being violation of t le sanitary or
dinances. L. Blank, a German liv ng at Covert,
Mich., murdered his wife with an ax aud
then swallowed too much Paris green for
the earth to be rid of miicreants. He ia
now in jail. The couple have six children,
ail awav at scnooL .
SHE IS GHOSTLY AND VESY TALL.
ftretche tt Her Long Arm and Makea
No Souud but a Hiss Many See Her,
bat Do Not Stop for an Interview, Which
Would Soem to Indicate That lie
porter la the One Thing Needful In
That Region Seems liullet-rroof, Too.
Rhinebeck, X. , Jan. 2. The story
as Irving tells It of the headless horseman
who spread consternation through Sleepy
Hollow is well known by readers. Xew,
here is a story of a mysterious Woman in
Black who is exciting as much fear among
the people of this peaceful village, sixty
miles further up the beautiful valley, ss
did Irvinz's ghost. It is the story of s
strange creature who glides noiselessly'
along the country roads at dead of night.
She has never been known to address any
body, although she has met many. Her
language is the language of signs. She in
variably halts long enough to stretch out
her long arm from beneath a black veil
and make a hissing noise. She might say
more if anybody hesitated long snough to
give her the chance, but nobody has tarriei
Ghostly, Thin, and O I'eet 4 Inches High.
This strange apparition is described by
those who have seen it as a thin woman, at.
least 0 feet 4 inches tall, wit h a slight stoop
and a long stride. The Woman in Black,
as the apparition is known, first made her
appearance in Rhinebeck about six weeks
ago. JohnJudson, who lives in Chestnut
street, was the first to behold her here. As
he was going home late one night he heard
a noise in Waller W. Snell's front yard.
He looked around and was startled to see a
tall black object standing perfectly still.
Judson hurried home. Tlie next day the
news was all over Rhinebeck. The women
and children shivered andthe menjlaughed.
but that same night as David Ackert, one
of the best known business men in the vil
lage, was going home he met the black
robed object in Main street.
Ackert Mann't a I!it Scared.
Ackert is six feet tall himself aud hesays
be had to look up at the woman. She
shrank from him with a hissing souud, he
declares, and he passed on without saying
a word or again looking around. David
Ackert's word is as good as an affidavit in
Rhinebeck. 'd wasu't scared, boys," he
said to a group of listeners the next day,
"but I felt a shivering sensation, for she
was so tall and slim and piratical-looking."
The four village constables and a uight
watchmau heard Ackert's story and vowed
to capture the creature that very night.
But the woman discreetly kept off the
highways and was not seen the following
Didn't Stop to Sf.eak I'ori-ot.
Thomas Sinclair was the next reliable
person to encounter the strange woman.
He met her on the outskirts of the village
about 10 o'clock at night. She was pac
ing in the middle of the road with her head
bent low and her long arms clasped behind
her. Xext James Traster met the mystc
rieus creature in a side street about ID
o'clock nt night. He did not stop and
speak to her because, as he says, he didn't
think of it until after she had disappeared.
Things have been running along in this
way ever since. Xo one has taken ad
vantage of his opportunity to address the
woman, and no one, so far as can be
learned, has deliberately set about an in
vestigation. IlHd Itusiness Somewhere KUc
The first woman to see the black appari
tion was Miss Florence Welch, the teacher
at Miller's school, a mile and a half from
here. Miss Welch dismissed her pupils at
4 o'clock on last Thursday and then went
to call on Mrs Herman Aher, who lives
on a farm near by. She remained there
until shortly after 5 o'clock, when she
started to walk home. It was about dusk
as she passed her school house, aud she
glanced through the window. There sat
the.Woman in Black on one of the benches.
Miss Welch remembered distinctly that she
had locked the school -house door. She did
not stop to see if it had been opened, but
ran for her life. She is sure she was not
laboring under a delusion.
OPENED WITH HIS ARTILLERY.
An I'ngallant Native Tries the Vi.tue
Cold I-ead Didn't Work.
Nathaniel Post, who works for Frauk
Kern, went to Rhinecliff on Saturday even
ing to meet Mrs. Kern. In the flats, while
they were driving home, the Woman in
Black suddenly sprang into the middle of
the road. Post pulled up the horses and
asked Mrs Kern to hold the reins while he
jumped out to fathom the mystery. Mrs.
Kern was too frightened to give her con
sent, and the woman scaled the fence and
started across the meadow. Charlie Mar
tin, who carries the mail, met the woman
in almost the same place on the following
night. Robert Shriver, the village black
smith, who had been spending Friday
night with friends in Rhineclill, started
for Rhinebeck at 10 o'clock. In the out
skirts of the village he saw a tall black ob
ject standing beside the roadway.
Three Bullets That Were a Dead Loss.
He didn't stop to give warning, but
drawing his pistol, fired tiiree shots at it.
It was the Woman in Black and she ran
across the meadows. The next day being
Sunday, the villagers had a good chance to
discuss the subject of the intruder. Sev
eral of them decided to ask ex-Constable
Quick to go to work on the case. He hesi
tated and still hesitates, but he stated
Friday that he guessed he would take
up the matter and if he-did he would soon
get at the bottom of it. T won't stand any
monkey business," he said. "I've got my
suspicions. Of course they are merely sup
positions and are based on what I think,
but when it comes to a thing of this kind I
usually think pretty near right.
Must Have Tall Hoys There.
"Now, I have thought that this Woman
in Black was no woman at all. I had an
idea that she was a boy got up to frighten
people. We have several boys in this vil
lage who are just about her height. I
cross-questioned them pretty closely, and 1
thought I had hit the nail on the head, but
darn if one of the villagers didn't come in
just then and shout: 'She's been seen not
more than ten minutes ago on the river
road.' Of course, my suspicious persons
had proved an alibi without saying a
word." Every resident of Rhinebeck is
perfectly satisfied that the Woman in
Black is a reality, but not one of them can
. i. : 1. ...1 1 1 n..
iuuik, ug sue cuu oe. x ne nearest asy
lum is at Pougbkeepsie, sixteen miles
away, and no lunatic has escaped from that
usutution. lo aoa to the mystery t
i-rauge creature is never seen abroad
Sh- wn our great marl down sale on cloaks, jackets a 1 newmarkets last wppI- J,ac
ind iced us to throw Jit 100 MORE (one-hundred) M ses' and
on ur half price courier. These remember are to be old at just ONE HAI V th
prit i we have been selling them all season. tne
Of about 50 (fifty) 50 ladies garments of various kinds. Not Ul the latest stvle
S?w Ii 1f 1 YTr Vme frm rhe Sea-Sn befu-ie' uUt a11 warm garments and
.1 ai. w.v, u....x,vi iu
One lot 6
u fi "'uiCu uv.1, cxFicLc.neavy, warm and substantial
should secure some of these extra values, as nor of them ran hP HnnUrati
when the present lots arc
One lot gray fancy stripe jackets, vary latest
style, diwn to Sn,S7.
One lot brown mixe'l, Peat back, new warm,
heavy melton j:u kets, have been ellins; at 59 50,
bought too many, anl will close what we have
left at 83.67 a pi. ee.
Yon will not .-e atieh vi'nes offered aiii this
year or neiL
AM mi-cell:ineous lot of biaeW reef, r J.ckets
wilh fur collars, fur eibje-l or fur fared. Were
S1), were Jti, som were ; W, to ne K, at ii 7 50
All.a'.l, marked .Imvn to o: e price 53 .. Tlie best
of there will be likeijr to 20 fust.
We fin 1 we now have t -ene 903 garment on
hand. M my more tUm w.) expected would be
left on Janna-y 1, nml in or.ter to nnkeqtitck
files an.t get t-htirp returns, we have carveJand
cnt prices nearly sli-aion the hue. Kmsian
blouFef, worth $5 wv close it $5.6J. Tr.os- worth
57 50 go a' t3 1:2. Lot or jickets marked dow n
from $10 :o 17. 50 sti-l from H toJO.
One 1 t plain hi reefer Jf kets. are fill i?ood,
and every cue woti' noil at the prxe we ate now
asking forttem, bnr for special pnrposes and to
ttrengttaon this advertisement wewib s. H the loi
(only ooe to each customer) at 2 25. Make early
selections, Ilii;h priced garments all shaded
down, som a qnarer off, othsri one third off, and
still others at one t iif price.
DEATH OP tr.-iOVtHNOR BALDWIN.
IVell-Kiiou ii 1U-Iiii:tii Man
Away iit tlie Ate of 78.
Detkoit. Mich.. Jan J. Kx Governor
Henry P. Baldwin, who has been ill f,.r
several weeks, died at 1 o'clock Saturday
afternoon The a use of his death was old
age and 1 eomplicatioti of stomach at;.;
other trouble ile was born at Coventry,
R. I., Feb. JJ. i?'.Y His ancestry was no
ticeable. One ot his f .rel'at hers was Na
thaniel Baldwin, a Pm tan who settled at
Milford. Conn., in :'-;) His paternal
grandfather was the H v. Moses Baldw in.
the first ;.e:-o!i wh..- eceived eoUeciate
honors at Princeton. dic was for more
than fifty year.- pastor ..; tee Presbvteriar.
church at Paiin-r. Mas- Hi lather wa-
Johc Baldwin a graduate of Dartmouth
YVas rroinineiit in rolitir.
His mother wa a daughter of the Rev
Xene.niiah Willtan.s. acaduatei f Harvard
pastor of the Congres.ati.inal church at
Brimfield, Mass. and a descendant of
Koger William, a Prritati, v ho settle !
in Koxb'iry, Mass., ia lilts. Cominit to
Detroit in .SS Mr. Baldwin engaged in
business pursuits in which b- wa very
successful. Beginning with tl.. year In! '
he took a prominent part in state polities,
serving in the legislature, and was identi
fied with the improvements of ti.e sault Ste.
Marie Ship canal. He was elect 'd governor
in liniS and re-elected in IST'J. Pis terms of
office were signalized by splend.d advances
in the state's affairs. Owing t . Zachariah
Chandler's sudden death in lt70. there
occurred a vacancy in the state representa
tion in the I'nited States senate which ex
Governor Baldwin wjis chosen to fill.
CHOSE. "SYSTEM" FEDERATION.
Thr Kailw-ar Fuinloves C'onrltide Their
l abors it ( edar llapida.
Ckdau KapH'S. :cwa. Jan. 2. The rep
resentatives oi' . i-t-in-Z'-'d railroad employ
es, in session in thi- city, agreed Satur
day night on 'system" federation. The
term "system" i- used in contradistinction
to "national." and means that the mem
bers of the organizations on any one rail
road system will be left free to form a
union or not. Such a union w hen formed
will be binding upon them alone. Under
the new system, win;: the employes of any
railroad feel that taey have a grievance
against their employers, the matter will
first be referred to tie ricvan-e committee
of the order.
Makes It KeH Kasy to strike.
It will be the duty -f this committee to
put forth every eiTort toward securing an
amicable adjustment of thn differences.
Should this be foun I impossible the chief
executive of that oicer will then be called
upon, and not unti both of these have
failed will the execl.tive heads of the var
ious orders in the leiieratiou be called into
consultation. No s.rike can be ordered
without the unanimous consent of these
chief officers, but wur.i a strike is ordered all
the orders must k : out. The members of
the federation are conductors, switchmen
firemen, trainmen, and telegraphers.
Fatally Hurt i.y Kobber.
Moolto Hill, ind., Jan. 2. Captain
James Mi Knight, one of the oldest citizens
in the place, was found dying in his house
from injuries received at the hands of a
robber Saturday. Captain McKnight was
60 years old and lived alone in one side of a
double house. His room had been searched
and a large sum of money which he was
known to have in the house was missing.
He died une hour after being found.
Wound Up the Year with. Suicide.
Richmond, Ind., Jan. 2. Thomas B.
Mulligan, aged 15, was found banging in
his room Saturday dead.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Jan. 2. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-fonr
hoars from 8 p. m. yesterdayt For In
diana and Illinois Fair weather; cooler in
northern portions; northwesterly winds, be
coming variable. For Michigan Generally
fair, colder weather; northwesterly winds.
For Wisconsin Fair, colder weather; north
westerly winds. For Iowa Fair, warmer
weather, except cooler in northern portion;
winds shifting to southerly.
. yi 1 ap.ctv., -vc iasc.
Sale begins promptly on
Itwasourgoolfo-uicc the other day to buy
some 250 pairs bed 1. at.kets ah a di. count of 20
per cent be'ow e:irH pri-.i-s. o,:r jod for une is
yours for this savin. u goes to our customers.
Vearly t! e entire :o a-egre.- a , i colored blan
kets and the rro-t d
wc have had this h.
opportunity was ou :
I bkles of
which we are in pes : tin to ; ,
below early prices. his is u
shouul interest all in". :id!n; h : .,
just eo much clear ca-h in yo::r ,
Something Xe-A lar-e l.-t 0 all wool scar
let twi'.l flmnels by the ponnd .
Lot One-Heavy twil', pure c hiieal scarlet
dye, in lengths two to C ey.ls. a; 4; an onnce or
6tc a pound.
Lot Two Ine and L ejvy p.ire sea let twiil,
etcelledtq iallty, Brra at 1 -"tron. Tic per ounce or
8i)c a po m 1 .
Y u r u i p iec of Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fiae Pin,
You wish a pair of Far Einge,
You wish something in Solid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glaeses,
You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles,
You wish anything in our line
You can surely find it at
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
-) -Bedroom Suits-
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
7 u um t.
aw lU un
r77i r JAMIWIHLV
run b iZJin
take your pick Si
Tuesday morning at 8:30
' r exceptional
:-t 17 p?r cent
s mething that
1 t:s It shows
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
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