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TIIK AHGUS, "WJEDNESDAi:, JANUARY 4, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
OUR PET TRIBUNAL
Their Showing for the
Month of 1892.
TTVIT T"l 4 If 'CI T"W7rL1 '"""S6 was dismissed the next day for lack
U iN jLti O A M O LUUlVb , L Il.-'nt? " the part of the conductor.
I Prent ice sued the railway company, which
admitted tuat the arrest was wrongful.
The cnmrtanv. however, ohuH'ted to the
j charge of the j'idge that the damages in
! the way of con pensation might be award
j ed for the hun illation suffered, and also
exemplary damages as a punishment for
' tli- offense.
IlCeutan.Iecl for a New Trial.
Judgment fo W.tmo was brought in.
but subsequently IVt nt-ee had it reduced
toJd.lHX'. Tim railroad appealed, liotwith-
A SLIGHT IK OKEASE IN THE DEBT.
Alxo an Increase In Ttoth liereipta and
Kxpcimes Net Caith ltnlnnco 839,093,
688.20 KereiptR for Six Months in Two
Yeare Compared Some Interesting Su
preme Court DerisioiiK liiver Bound
aries of Stnte Kxenipliti' llamages
Married Women' Property IMglits
Washington", Jan. 4. The public debt
statement for December, owing to the in
tervening of a Sunday and a holiday, was
not issued from the treasury department
until yesterday afternoon. It shows that
in the last month of the year there was a
net increase of the debt of the United
States to the amount of ?."ilS,2$&S0. The
items from which this increase was made
tip were as follows: Increase of interest
bearing debt, $ 100; decrease of debt bearing
no interest, $'i71,17C.50; decrease of debt on
which interest has ceased, $46,970; decrease
of net cash in the treasury, $1,226,380.30.
On the 81st ult. the totals of these items
were: Interest bearing debt, $585,033,080;
debt on which interest has ceased, $2,385,
W5.20;debt tearing no interest, $377,100,
627.87. The Total Gold in Treasury.
The total gold in the treasury Dec 31
was $238,359,801.29, against 247,5!-8,4G5.89
. at the end of November. Silver increased
from $458,406,138.5f to $4453,309,518.01.
Against these deposits there were outstand
ing $141,347,889 gold certificates and $325,
783,504 siver certificates. The net cash bal
ances (surplus) in the treasury at the end
of the year was $29,092,588.20. Of this
amount $16,061,919.82 was in national bank
depositories, and $10,571,480.83 in subsid
iary silver coin. The net cash balance Nov.
30 was $30,328,918.50. The receipts and ex
penditures of the government for Decem
ber, 1S92, as shown by the statement, were
greater than in the same month, 1891.
Increaiied Income and Outgo.
The receipts were $33.212,911.10--including
customs, $10,308,304.25; internal reve
nue, $14,843,8.1.27; national bank deposit
fund, $145,947.50; miscellaneous, $1,914,
793.08. The expenditures were $34,377,
123.58. Of this amount pensions absorbed
$14,942,108.41; interest, $275,803.22; national
bank redemption. $S17,124; ordinary, $18,
242,087.35. In Decemler, 1S91, the receipts
were $27,932,(185.73 and expenditures $31,
821,889.67. In the last six months of 1S92
the receipts agcreated $19o,S53,8S0.8'; ex
penditures, f :n."),:0(l H14.42. In the last
six months of Wl they were $175,74.",287.31
and $17ri,Uls.;.-,t.h8 respectively. Of the
receipts customs dues increased from $85,
722,341.83 to 100.57r.,227.(W, and internal
revenue from $77,051,281. tW to $84,613,097.36.
VaymenU on reunion and Interest.
Payments on account of pensions in
creased in the last half of 1892 over those
of the same period of 1891 from $61,341,
227.16 to $80,423,908.72. Payments on ac
count of interest fell off from $3,940,491 to
$4,899,848. These were the most noticeable
National Bank Notes Outstanding.
"Washington-, Jan. 4. The aggregate
circulation of national bank notes out
standing Dec. 31, 1892, was $174,300,312, an
increase during the month of $789,984, and
during the calendar year of $1,336,989.
BOUNDARY OF A STATE.
Where It Is a River the Line Ran In
' Mid-Channel. - -WAsniN'GTOX,
Jan. 4. In a case arising
between Illinois and Iowa regarding the
boundary line between the two states, the
Missississippi river, the supreme court
yesterday decided that the line was the
middle of the channel, not the middle of
the river. Involved in the matter and
bringing it to an issue in the courts was
the question of taxation of bridges, Iowa
claiming that each Btate had jurisdiction
of that part of the bridge which lay on her
side of the river mid-line, measuring from
bank to bank.
Principle of the Decision.
In its opinion the court says that under
International law, when a navagable river
constitutes the boundary between two
states the line denning the point at which the
jurisdiction of the two separates is well
established to be the middle of the main
channel of the stream. The interest of
each state in the navigation of the river
admits of no other line. The preservation
by each of its equal rights in the naviga
tion of the streum is the subject of para
mount interest. It is therefore held that
the middle of the channel marks the true
ltlght of Navigation Common.
The obvious reason for this is that the
right of navigation is presumed to be com
mon to both countries in the absence of
special treaty or usage to the contrary.
The same rule-which applies to European
countries will be held to apply here unless
changed by special agreements having the
force of law. The controlling considera
tion in this matter of the liouudary of the
Mississippi is that which will preserve to
each state equality in the right of naviga
tion of the river. By holding that the
boundary line is the middle of the chan
nel conditions cannot arise which would
give a single state control over iu naviga
tion. EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INVALID.
An Interetlng Railway Case Decided by
the Supreme Court.
Washington, Jan. 4. Chalmer M. C.
Prentice, a physician of-Korwalk, O.,
while travelling on excursion tickets with
his wife and other persons on the Luke
Shore railroad to Chicago, purchased the
return trip tickets of a number of passen
. gera. The conductor learning of this ar
rested Prentice , just 'before reaching Chi
cago, subjected him to violence and his
wile to insult, ana bad 1'rentice locked up
on a charge of disorderly conduct. whll
standing Prei t ice's voluntary act, done
probably to avi rl ;.:i appeal. In an opinion
by Justice lira;' the supreme court yester
day upheld th J judge's charge except us
to the exempla :y damages, ruling that the
railror.il sumoi be punished for the wanton
and ni'uutlior zel act of its agent. It
therefmc tenia fled the case for a new
trial, not know, ii- how much this factor
entered into tin- verdict rendered.
Property of Married .Women.
Washington, Jan. 4. The supreme
court yesterday through Justice Field
rendered a dee sion in eiTcct that in Ohio,
the separate pnperty of a married woman
could not be cl arge.l, in equity, by con
tracts executed previous to the existence of
All Quiet at the lilaine Home.
Washington, Jan. 4. Mr. Blaine was
said to be better last evening by both Dr.
Johnston and Members of his family. At
11 o'clock the doctor had retired and the
Blaine resident e was closed for the night
and the lights lowered.
Illinois Leads in Railways.
Sr-KINGFIELD. Ills., Jan. . The railroad
and warehouse commissioners have com
pleted and laid before the governor their
annual report for the year ended June 80,
1892. From th s report it appears that the
railway mileage of the state on that date
was, main line and branches, 10,276 miles;
additional trat ks, yard track, etc., brings
the total up to 14,677. The new road built
during the year was 102.89 miles, being an
increase over the previous year of 52.19
miles, or 102 p.-r cent. Illinois still leads
all the states ii. the union in the total rail
way mileage constructed and in operation
and in the number of miles of railway per
square mile of territory. The total capital
Governor I attison On Homestead.
Hakkisburg Pa., Jan. 4. In the mes
sage which he sent to the legislature yes
terday Governor Pattison takes up consid
erable space with an account of the labor
troubles and tl e use of the National guard
at Moorewood and Homstead. The exper
ience at the former place cost the state
$35,:50.13, and at Homestead $430,0."fi.SS.
The National guard is highly commended.
Referring to Homstead he says: ''Under
the plea of correcting abuses civil author
ity was suspe ided and the oflicesr of the
law were dehet .." The governor pronounces
the Reading railroad combine 'an especial
ly flagrant ill istration of the mauuer in
which the constitution is defied."
Can't Have Independence Hall.
PniLADELI-n.A, Jan. 4. The report from
Chicago that a syndicate in that city pro
poses to purchase Independence Hall, the
birth-place of libertT, from Philadelphia,
and remove thj building to be re-erected
at the World's fair, has no foundation in
fact. The Ledger, of this city, savs that
Philadelphia would not, if she "uld, sell
independence Hall for the assessed value
of all Chicago " It is probable that the
interest oE the general government in the
old state house would entitle it to interfere
in such a schtnie, even if popular senti
ment did not, as it would, emphatically
They Danced in South Dakota,
PIF.nnE, S. D., Jan. 4. Secretary of
State Ringsru le called the legislature to
order at noon yesterday and each branch
proceeded to oi ganize.the house by electing
lion, jonn ii, iwson, of Aberdeen,
speaker, and J W. Cone, of Salem, chief
clerk, with Charles M. Cooper, of Huron,
secretary o! senate. The outgoing and in
coming governors Mellette and Sheldon-
read their nies.'ages. The session will be a
quiet and but y one, there being no poli
tical fight on. Last night there was an
inaugural ball, 1,000 guests in attendance.
Protty Warm Fumigation.
Halifax, N. S., Jan. 4. All passengers
ticketed for the United States now arriv
ing here by Ei glish steamers have to be
fumigated at 1 lalifax. Their goods are all
placed in fumi rating machines. The heat
in one of these machines reached nearly 300
aegrees last biturday, and the goods and
a fur coat belonging to one of the passen
gers were rendered valueless, while a va
lise, the prope-ty of the same passenger.
was so shriveled that the owner would uot
take it with him.
Judge Lynch Continues to Do
His B'oody Will.
Ice Bridge Across Niagara River.
Niagara Falls, X. Y., Jan. 4. For the
first time in teveral years an ice briJ.
across Niagarn river just below the falls
was formed yesterday. This phenomenon
presents the falls in their most striking
and beautiful aspect and attracts many
visitors to tin- scene. The bridire. which
resembles a n ountain of pure crystal, is
formed of frozen spray, and rapidly
increases in sh e while the weather remains
Relay Foot Race Proposed.
NEW Haven, Conn.. Jan. 4. The Young
Men's Christu n Association Athletic club
of this city is about to arrange a relay
foot race betwjen this city and New York.
It is intended that it shall be planned on
similar lines with the bicycle relay races
of last summer. The relaying points will
be five miles apart and the general line
will pass through Stamford, South Nor
walk, Bridgeport and New Haven.
Everything Republican Up Here.
St. Paul, Jan. 4. Both branches of the
legislature met at noon yesterday. The
senate was org anized by the Republicans,
three of the oil Alliance senators having
come over tot tie Republican side.; In the
house W. F. le. Republican, was elected
speaker and t he entire ticket nominated
by the Republican caucus.
DEADLY AIT AKIN OLD KENTUCIL
The Cloak Sale
A Mobf Repulsed With Three Killed, Gets
Reinforcements and Is Reported to
Have Carried the Jail, Killing the Sher
iff, Who Tried to Do His Duty Ten
More Lives Said to Have liern Sacrificed
An Iowa Tragedy Criminal Notes.
Baltimore, Jan. 4. An attempt to
lynch Calvin Swipes, a member of the no
torious Hatfield gang, at Bakersville
Courthouse, Mitchell county, N. C, twen
ty miles from here, has resulted in the
killing of three men, and more bloodshed.
it is expected, will follow. Swipes has
been affiliated with the Hatfields, of Jam
boree, Pike county, Ky., and is charged
v.ith a dozen murders. His latest crime
was the murder of Tax Collector Aaron
Wiseman, whom he ambushd in the
mountains of southwestern Mitchell coun
ty atid shot down for the 100 he had col
lected. The murder was committed just
before Christmas, and Swipes was enncht
by a self-constituted posse of farmers niter
a desperate light, in which be fatally
wounded Abram Whitefield, of Day Brook,
Prepared to Io His Duly.
Subsequently lie was taken to the jail nt
Bakersville, and ever since he was incar
cerated, Dec. 29, attempts have been made
to lynch him. Sheriff Bill Mooinaw has
had experience with mobs before, as he has,
besides Swipes, the Whitson brothers, who
are under sentence to be hanged Jan. 17,
for the murder of Jabez Martin and his
wife, whom thpy killed for $17, the pro
ceeds of their fall sumach picking. At 11
o'olock Monday night a mob of nearly 100
men moved on the jail. They were deter
mined to lynch the two Whitsons end
Swipes, but Sheriff Moomaw was ready for
Three Killed and Six Wounded.
He had sworn in twenty deputies.
When the demand was made for the pris
oners he told the mob they could not have
them. An attempt was made to carry the
jail by assault, but the lynchers were met
with bullets and forced to retreat, leaving
three dead before the jail porch. The
killed were John Russell, Peter Bradley
and John Yancy. Half a dozen others
were badly wounded. This fight incensed
the population of Mitchell, McDowell and
Yancey counties, and all yesterday deter
mined men were arriving in Bakersville.
At least 4C.0 were assembled at 4 o'clock
Report of More Bloodshed.
Bakersville is midwav between here and
Johnson Oily, Tenn., the two rearest tele
graph offices, and the details of last night's
apprehended battles are not obtainable, as
it is about thirty luiU-s across the mountain
roads from either place. A report at &
o'clock last night states that the jail Was
carried after a desperate battle, in which a
half-score of lives were lost on both sides,
among the killed being Sheriff Mooma w,
and that the three men were lynched.
FARMER SMiTH "LET HER GO."
lie Kills the Destroyer of His Domestic
Wateisloo, la., Jan. 4. William Perry,
a farmer living near LaPorte City, this
county, was shot and instantly killed Mon
day night by S. II. Smith, a neighboring
farmer. Smith had commenced suit for
divorce from his wife, alleging that she
was guilty of adultery with Perry. Satur
day Perry and Mrs. Smith went away to
gether and Smith took his child to the
home of his brother near Mount Auburn,
thirty miles south of here. Monday night
Perry and Mrs. Smith drove up and asked
to see the baby.
Terry Said "Let Her Come."
When she went into the house Smith
went out and ordered Perry to leave. Per
ry refused to go and Smith went back and
got a loaded shotgun. As he came out his
wife also came out and got into the sleigh.
While Perry was standing at the horses'
heads Smith raised the gun and pointed it
at Perry. "Let her come!" Perry exclaimed
in a spirit of bravado, and Smith "Let her
go," killing Perry instantly.
Will Faove a Double Murder.
FLINT, Mich., Jan. 4. The tragedy com-
. .. i . .
uitteu Sunday evening last about one
mile east of Durand and near this city, in
which Layton Leetch and his wife were
savagely attacked by a tramp farm hand
in their employ with an axe and shotgun,
has resulted in the death of Mr. Leetch.
xie aieu yesteraay, ana Airs. Leetcb can
not survive many hours longer. The mur
derer has not been captured.
The Judge Bound to Beat Ills Record.
Loudon, Tenn., Jan. 4. Monday night a
masked mob of fifty men overpowered the
sheriff and took Henry Duncan, who was
in jail without bail charged with killing a
man named Stephens with an axe last
Friday, and hung him to a tree. Duncan
was also accused of having killed three
Robbers Who Were Short of Time.
Foiit Dodge, la., Jan. 4. A report was
received here yesterday that the cashier of
the Bank of Laurens has been held up by
two men Monday while alone in the bank,
The robbers got $500 that was on the coun
tcr, but did not wait to unlock the safe.
Rockefeller Elected President.
New York, Jan. 4. At a meeting of
tne stocKnoiuers oi tne standard Uil com
pany yesterday the following directors
were elected: William Rockefeller, J. D,
Rockefeller, N. M. Flagler, J. D. Archbold
II. H. Rogers, W. T. Tifford, Paul Bab-
ccck, Jr., C. M. Pratt, and A. M. Cregor.
uosequentiy ine ioiiowmg o:;icers were
elected: President, William Rockefeller;
Secretary, L. J). Clarke.
Nature Was Too Ilouutiful.
Kansas City, Jan. 4. There was born
on New Year's morning to Mrs. J. P. Nor
ton, of Wyandotte county, Kas., a little
baby girl which is a physical phenomenon.
Each hand of this baby is provided with
six fingers and each foot has six toes. All
the fingers and toes are fully developed
A Speedy Quarter Mile.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 4. At Orlan
do Sunday Jack Prince broke the world's
record for a quarter mile road run on
bicycle, making the remarkable time of
. Assignment at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Jan. 4. Peter C. Stevenson.
dealer in hides, oils and leather at 2Si and
S54 Main street, assigned yesterday. Lia
bilities, $38,000; assets about the same.
is the biggest thing ever known in this section
of a mercantile character. Some are just one
half price. Some are only one quarter off, and
others are one-third off from early prices.
Those which we are selling at $1 and $2
are mostly carried-over goods.
You will not see such bargains again this
year, or next.
1720, 1722, 1724 SECOND AV.
Grandfather"' Wienand, nearly 100, the
oldest German ret-ident of Jacksonville.
Ills., is dead.
Marinette, Wis., h.-s just, dedicated a
paper mill which cost $050,0 JO.
George McFadden, of St. Louis, con
nected with the Jim Cummings train rob
bery, fatally shot himself in the breast.
Suicide. He had ljeeu drinking heavilv.
Peter Schoenhofer, prominent brewer of
Chicago, well known all over the west, is
dead, a,-ed 0C.
Obituary: At New York, Mrs. Martha
Lambe, editress of The Magazine of
American History, aged 63. At Augusta,
Ga., Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, aged 80. At
1'ittsburg, tjrcneral Passenger Agent A. E.
Clark, of the Ijike Erie road, ajjed 50. At
London, Professor John Obadiah West
wood, honorary president of the British
Entomological society, aged fe7. At Brook
lyn, N. Y., Hannibal Price, minister from
Hayti to the United States, aged 51. At
Naperville, Ills.. H. U Peaslee. aged 85.
At Fort Dodge, In., Mrs. Samuel Rees. At
Grand Haven, Mich., John Bell, aged 48.
James Kendall was fatally shot by Ly
man V. Pierce in the Planters House at
Louisville, Ky., because the former sent a
note to Mrs. Pierce, requesting her to meet
Deeds and mortgages to cover debts of
$105,000 have been tiled by the Atchison
(Kan.) Street Railway company.
Harry H. Morgan, of the Laclede Gas-
Light company, shot and badly wounded
his brother-in-law, A. P. Edgerton, at St.
Louis. The shooting grew out of Morgan's
arrest for kidnaping his child.
Two cu.irds in pursuit of a deserter made
a scene in the streets of Berlin. On his
way to the military prison the deserter
broke away and ran. The guards followed.
firing, although the streets were full of
pedestrians. Bv mere luck nobodv was
During the absence of Dr. B. W. TJssery,
one of the wealthiest men in Clark sville,
Tenn., his residence was burned for the
purpose of robbery, so it is thought, as in
his room a drawer contained $10,000 in
money. All the money found after the
fire was a lot of molten silver dollars-
Many parents in Vienna have reported to
the police in the bust four days the loss of
their daughters between & and 12 years of
age. It is feared that the children are the
victims of a criminal conspiracy.
President Harrison does not mean to re
sume bis partnership with Attorney Gen
eral Miller when he resumes the practice
of the law in Indianapolis.
Thirteen new cases of tvnhus fever were
reported at New York.
John Crum. a 16-year-old messenger boy
who lives at 740 Third avenue, New York,
was run over by Cornelius Vanderbilt's
coach at Fifth avenue and Thirty-sixth
street. He ran directly under the horses'
feet. The boy was taken in the carriage to
the hospital. His wounds are not fatal.
J. K. Filkins, Joseph Faulkner and Sr in
ner Kell, all young men connected with
the best families of Marion county. 111..
have been arrested for burglary and other
robberies in the neighborhood of Walnut
pome unknown masked man shot at
V illy Mavis, a Mason City, la., man, be
cause he wouldn't wait to be robbed.
You wish a piece of Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Pin,
You wish a pair of Ear Kings,
Yon wish something in Solid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Gold Spectacles,
You wish anything in our line
You can surely find it at
Two Little Boys Frozen to Death.
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 4. Two sons of Will
iam Smith, aged 7 and 8 years respectively,
went rabbit hunting Friday and got lost.
The family and neighbors became alarmed
and continued searching for them until
Monday, when they were found locked in
each other's arms. It is Bupposed they
iroze vo aeatn.
Uncle Sam Is Investigating.
Littte Rock, Ark., Jan. 4. A govern'
ment medical officer arrived here Monday
to look into the recent epidemic, at the
states' prison. His special care is to ex
amine the viscera of tne dead for cholera
bacteria. Yesterday morning he would
give no decided opinion, but he granted
that the cases were very suspicious.
The Senate to Be Democratic
Wabhxkoton, Jan. 4. Chairman Carter,
of the Republican national committee.
I concedes the control of the senate to the
Democrat after March 4.
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
Nevbe heard of prices,
At G. O.HUCKSTAE DT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
MW.Scod!J Street DAYEJPOBl.lCWi