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rut: AKtrUS, PKIDA.1:, JANUAKY
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
He Will Represent Wisconsin in
the U. S. Senate.
KNIGHTS MEN STAMPEDE TO HIM,
Leaving Hri Out in the Cold The Cau
cus Selection Confirmed by the Legisla
ture Kansas Republicans Make a For
mal Protest Against Martin's Election,
and Drop Their Joint Session Business
for Good Illinois Legislatlre Doings
Repeal of the Edward' Law in Progress
Situation in Other States.
Madison. Wis., Jnn. 27. Representa
tive John L. Mitchell was nominated yes
terday on the thirl y-first ballot for United
States senator. Knight could no longer
hold his forces, and when the break came
Mitchell made big gains, having more
than sufficient to nominate. Mitchell
had thirty-one votes in the caucus
that have stood together for the past week.
He secured from the Knight contingent
twelve and three from Bragg, giving him
forty-six, or five more than necessary to
elect. Sampson, a Bragg man, moved to
make the nomination unanimous, and
the motion prevailed amid great enthusi
asm. At noon today the legislature met in
Joint session and confirmed the action of
the caucus, Mitchell being declared elected
United States senator to succeed Sawyer.
Held Preliminary Caucuses.
The Bragg and Knight men caucused at
2 o'clock, just before going into the legis
lative caucus. The Bragg men were ad
dressed by Colonel G. M. Woodward and
Senator McBride, who stated to the cau
cus that the situation bore a strong Mitch
ell tinge and it might be that the Brags
column would be doubled up. After a fu
ther discussion a vote was taken and ail
the members present agreed to stand .f
General Braxg to the last, whatever might
come. Within a half hour three of the
members who had subscribed to this agree
ment had left the Bragg standard to get on
the Mitchell wagon.
Knight Releases His Friends.
The Knight, caucus occupied more time.
Colonel Knight appeared before the caucus
and after than":inj the members for their
loyalty in standing by him so long said
that the timehml arrived when he was
convinced he could not be elected, and he
therefore released them from their allegi
ance. Hereafter he wished each inemtwr
to vote as he deemed lest, using his on n
judgment. The colonel's n!xlic;ition was
not accepted without protest on the part
of a majority of his supporters. Senator
Wescott refused to leave his candidate ana
served notice on the caucus that he won' 1
continue to vote for Colonel Knight,
which he did. The other members thought
it was time to scatter. Ha the colonel would
not remain in the Held, and while no vote
was taken on the question of what should
be done it was understood that the ma
jority of the members would vote for
The Camps of the Defeated.
Genend Bragg's headquarters were sur
rounded during the evening by a curious
crowd, but the general remained in his
room the greater part of the evening, re
ceiving his friends. He took occasion
personally thank all his followers for thei.
loyal support. Colonel Knight remained
at home last evening. His headquar
ters were occupied by his lieutenant,
whose disappointment at the outcome was
even more pronounced than that of the
Bragg men.' The Milwaukee men had the
earth and the fullness thereof last night.
The Mitchell headquarters, at the Park ho
tel were thronged, and outside the corridor
was thick with groups of Democrats tell
ing how it all happened.
Occupies the Attention of the Prairie
Springfield, Jan. 27. The principal
matter before the house at this time is the
question whether Bish shall be unseated
and Van Praag given the place, and
whether the performance shall take place
as to its most interesting features in the
capitol building or At Chicago. So far the
Republicans are ahead, having Wednesday
defeated the purpose to order the investiga
tion at Chicago by a sub-committee. Yes
terday they had it postponed to be subject
to steering committee conferences, etc
There was no further action taken yester
day in the Senate on the rewiltitinn fni an
Inquiry into the Joliet penitentiary admin
istration. Some Questions Propounded.
A resolution was introduced in the sen
ate to inquire of the state attorney general
whether the state auditor can draw three
salaries; whether the state treasurer can
put state money at interest and appropriate
that interest to his own uses, and whether
that interest can be recovered to the state.
Bills were introduced: Providing a peal
nlty fur employers who discharge employes
for belonging to labor organizations; re
pealing the dentistry laws and providing
for a new code; to provide for the appoint
ment of a state board to collect data of
value to the farming element as to climate
and crop reports.
' To Repeal the Edwards' Law.
In the hou-i a bill to repeal the Ed
wards law was reported by the education
committee and was passed to the second
reading. It simply repeals makes no
other provision for compulsory education.
Among the more important bills intro
duced duriug tho session were the follow
ing: To ptov;de for the redemption .f
coupons issued to employes for cash or in
payment of wages; to prevent the emptying
of dlops of distilleries and factories into
streams, ponds and lakes; taxing expre-v),
telegraph and insurance companies 3 per
cent, per annum of their gross earnings;
to regulate the liability of fire insurance
companies; providing that nine jurors may
determine a verdict in civil cases involving
less than $1,000. ,
Totes for a Woman in Wyoming.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 27. The feature
of the balloting for senator yesterday was
votes for Mrs. Bartlett. the first woman
who ever recei .-ed a vote for senator. The
ballot was: Warren, 13; New, 11; Con
gressman Clar, 6; Mrs. I. S. Bartlell (Pop),
5; Holliday, 4; Beck, 2; Kuykendale, l:
Tidall, 1; McCormick, 1; Dr. Wilson, 1;
Place, 1; Habit, 1. Every effort was made
I by the New fartion to secure a caucus, but
1 thy have thu far failed. The Baxter in
fiueuce opposes it.
I Bee. a ircus for Some Time.
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 27. The joint bal
lot of the legit lature yesterday did not re
sult much dilferently from previous ones.
Paddock receh ed 32 votes, Powers, 54; Ma
jors, 10; the re -it scattering. The situation
is rapidly developing into a circus. Yes
terday numerous petitions were read in the
joint session asking that votes be given to
this or that m.in. One of these men is a
country postmaster in Pawnee county;
another a lawy er in Omaha. The Repub
licans are playing for position, and Gover
nor Crounse :s looming up in the back
ground as a possible choice. The Populists
refuse to consider a joint candidate of
Populists and Democrats and the Dem
ocrats will not vote for Powers.
I NEW MOVE IN KANSAS.
The Republicans Protest and Adjourn
I Their Jt Int Session Sine Die.
! Topeka, Jan 27. The Republican sen
ators and representatives held a caucus
yesterday and decided to bring their voting
for senator to a close. After the caucus
they met in joint session and resolved that
there had beeu no election for senator from
this state, been use the body that claimed
to have elected Martin was an illegal one;
therefore it was resolved "that we enter our
Bolemn protest against this revolutionary
and illegal transaction, and instruct the
president of thU joint assembly to appoint
a committee to consist of three members of
the house and two members of the senate
to prepare a formal statement and emphatic
protest to the senate of the United States,
to be signed by the members of this assem
bly, protesting gainst the seating of John
Martin as senator from this state." The
joint assembly then adjourned without
'o Progress in North Dakota.
BISMAP.CK, '. D., Jan. 27. The joint
session assembled yesterday amid much
excitement, as there was general apprehen
sion among the Republicans that the Dem
ocrats had secured the votes necessary
to elect Benton senator. After a count of
noses, however, the Democratic leaders
passed the word around that they were
still short one man, and the order was
given to vote for Muir, the Populist candi
date. The vot! amounted to nothing.
The Republicans cauenssed last night
with forty Members accounted for and
fourteen absent and not in sympathy. It
was decided to nominate Casey and stick
to him. It will now be either Casey or
I Fired Out of the Party.
' Los Anoells. Cala., Jan. t'7. At a meet
ing Populists la-it night resolutions were
adopted denoi ncing Congressman-elect
Canuou and Assemblyman T. J. Kerns, of
Los Angeles, as traitors, and formally
I reading them out of the party. This ac
tion was taken because Kerns voted for
White (Dem.) fr United States senator,
when, as the Populists claim, he was
pledged to vote for their candidate.
Republicans Carry Wheeling.
Wheeling, W. Ya., Jan. 'J7. Tde Re
publicans of this tity elected their candi
date for mayor yesterday for the first time
in many years. The political complexion
Df the council if ttill in doubt. The Re
publican majority for mayor is about 300.
I The Morotony in Montana.
Helena, Jan. 27. There were but three
members of tie legislature absent from
t the joint session yesterday. The vote
sionu: oanoers, irj; tiarK, IK; UiXon, 11;
Collins, 2. It is evident that all the candi
dates have settle 1 down for a siege.
CAPERS OF CUPID.
FUNERAL OF BISHOP BROOKS.
General Evidence of Public Grief
I Boston The Ceremonies.
I Boston, Jan. 27. The grief over tho
death of Bishop Brooks in this city was
universal. Yest jrday morning at 8 o'clock
the body was taken to the vestibule of
Trinity church and for three hours a line
of men, women and children passed cease
lessly through the vestibule and looked
once more on the face of the well-beloved
priest. When tie doors were closed there
was a long line of people shutout. The
church services I egan at 13 o'clock.
. A Great Throng of Witnesses.
These were wit nessed by a tremendous
; congregation. 1 he church is a large one
and it was packed to the doors. Among
those present w.;re Governor Russell and
a delegation from the legislature. Five
bishops, beaded by Bishop Potter, took
part in the Episcopal burial ritual and
when it was said the hearse was followed
to the cemetery ')y 500 carriages. As tlie
procession passed through Cambridge 1,000
Harvard student stood in line'on either side
of the coitege with hats off and heads
bowed. Services were held in memory of
the dead at, th : First Iiaptist and Old
j Went From iiove to Incendiarism.
j Pittsbukg, Pa. . Jan. 2"i .Rejected by the
girl he loved mid having his suit scorned
by the young lady's father, who was his
employer, Marie n Murray, engineer at
Ijtcey's Brick (vorks, Steubeiiville, O.,
fired the plunt if Mr. Lacey. The deed
was done in a gpirit of revenge agaiust the
Lacey family, an 1 the young man is iiv
in jail awaitirg a trial, which will proba
bly give him a steady job in the peniten
tiary. Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 27. CV W. Mosher,
president of tin Capital National bank,
was arrested yesterday, having been in
dicted for wreck: ng the bank. He admit
ted that he was t ntirely to blame and said
he would te.. the- whole atorv.
DonoBhae's Phenomenal Skate.
Stamford, Coan., Jan. 27. Donoghoe;
the champion sk iter, yesterday skated 100
miles in 7 hours, 11 minutes, and 38 1-5 sec
onds, hpjitincr 1'mnlrlin ri. T'l.
, o .... uuu juuu, iiw i
best previous rexml was cut down four
Desertions at the
THE FATE BRIDE FIRST RUNS AWAY,
And '.he Groom Males Things Square on
the Second Occasion A Couple of Run
away Matches with Somewhat Similar
Bnortest nay Home Waa a Close
Shave for Eternity.
SHAMOKIS, Pa,, Jan. 27. Porter Shook,
a Pennsylvania bridge carpenter, instead
of taking the regular foot bridge across
the Catawissa creek Wednesday night
went on the railroad bridge so as to shorten
I kia trip home. It is a long and high bridge
I ana was covered with ice and snow.
I When half way over Shook fell and broke
: his left leg. In three minutes the limited
Features Suing for Divorce After Fifty "P8 was .Que- snowing Wis the yonug
Tears of "Bliss" Came Near Wedding
His Daughter -Forfeits 950.000 for
Hazletok, Pa., Jan. 27. George Baily
and his cousin Esther Baily, both of Cata
wissa, were to have been married last Fri
day. Preparations were made for the wed
ding and a large number of guests were in
vited. The ceremony was to be performed
In the parlor of the bride's home. Rev.
Mr. Hinkel. of the M. K church, was on
carpenter raised himself from between the
ice-covered ties and started to crawl across.
The pain was agonizing and Shook was
almost fainting when the noise of the tx
piess, half a mile away, aroused him to ex
Thonerht of His Wife and Hustled.
Shook thought of his wife and babe and
painfully crept along. At last the express
was on the bridge. Shoo was five yards
from the end. His strength had almost
given out Desperately he struggled on,
and as the pilot poked its nose into the car-
hand at noon, the hour set for the nup- Penler sua ow tie rolled off the track
Mala ni1 tl.o r., v: .... i ' Sale. Sx
tials. and the groom, with his attendants,
entered. The bride-elect came down stairs
on the arm of her mother. She approached
the parlor, but on reaching the doorway
suddenly released her hold and dashed up
the stairs. The mother sought her daugh
ter, who had locked herself in the room.
The young lady refused to open the door.
The Young Man's Turn rt.
The guests returned to their homes.
Baily, however, seemed to have hopes of
winning the girl and by entreaties induced
her to consent to the union, and yesterday
was set for the marriage. Everything was
conducted qtetly and but four guests were
present to witness it. The same minister
was there and at the same hour the con
tracting parties appeared. Just before
making the fiual vows Baily horrified
every one by declaring that he had changed
his mind and there would be no wedding.
The young lady fell in a swoon. Intense
excitement reigued for a time, during
which Baily slipped out and quietly weut
to his home alone.
NUMMA HAD O3JECTI0NS.
the Youngster Were Married All
Alton, Ills., Jan. 27. The sensation of
last night here was the elopement ot
Mr. Jason C. Rrainhall and Miss Hat tie
Cotter, of this city. Mr. Bramhall is one
of the best known and most popular young
men of Alton and joint ticket agent of the
Big Four ami of the Bluff line railtoaos,
while the b.-ie, a beautiful blonde of the
purest type, is known and admired by alL
Both are prominent in the best society and
favorities everywhere. Their engagement
has been quietly whispered for some time
past and the date for the wedding some
three months hence, was recently agreed
Mill Honeymoon at Chicago.
Miss Cotter's mother, however, for some
unexplained reason objected to the fulfill
ing of the engagement, and the young
couple, finding all arguments tinavailin
finally concluded to take matters into their
own hands. A marriage license was quietly
procured, and bust night they were
quietly married by the Rev. ti. V. Smith,
of the First, Presbyterian church, at 1 .:
residence. Then the-y took the late night
train for Cr'oago, where the-y will enjoy
WOULD MARRY HER OWN LOVE
And "ot the Man Picked ;:it by Her
Fivdlay, O., Jan. 27. A romantic mar
riage took place here 3-esterday at the home
of Clyde Spear, city passenger agent of the
Findlay, Fort Wayne and Western rail
road. Miss Louise M. Coulisk, of 723 Su
perior street, Toledo, was engaged to be
married today to a young man of that city
and the preparations were all completeeL
The marriage was designed to please the
young lady's mother mora than herse-lf.
Several months ago Miss Coulisk saw and
fell in love with Fre-d . Boyd, traveling
passenger agent of the Clover laf route.
They Also Go lo C hicago.
A disturbance followed' in the family.
Mr. Boyd was forbidden the house and un
der the orders of the mother preparations
for the wee' ling went on. By arrange
ment Mr. Boyd and MissConlisk met at
Toledo, came to Findlay, were married at
the house of Mr. Spear, who is an intimate
friend of the groom, and left for Chic o
last night, after telegraphing Mrs. Cou
lisk not to proceed further with the wed
Engaged to Marry His Own Daughter.
. STEUBESVILLE, O., Jan. 27. David Mur
ray, a divorced man of Hopedale, recently
became engaged to marry a young woman
living near Charleston, W. Va., through
correspondence started by a matrimonial
paper. When Murray met his intended
and details of their antecedents were ex
changed Murray discovered that the girl
was his own daughter whom he had not
seen since her infancy. She had taken the
name of a fari!y who had adopted her. In
stead of a wife Mnrruy secured a good
A Failure After Fifty Years.
Fatettk, Mo., Jan. 27. Quite a sensa
tion was created here when it was known
that Peter Ford, one of the oldest and best
known residnts of Howard county, had
brought suit against his wife, Brunetta B.
for divorce, claiming that she had at vari
ous times called him liar,tld hound, scoun
drel and other equally strong names. Mrs.
Ford says the old man may have his di
vorce, but neither the children, her stock i
or her $15,000. They have been fifty years
Gives S50.OOO for a Husband.
Chicago, Jan. 27. Mrs. Carrie Curtis, of
this city, and AUred J. Cross, of the Chi
cago, Burlington and Quincy railway, were
married in the parlors of the Great North
ern hotel Weduesday. The feature of the
event was.as it is understood, that the bride
forfeited $50,(410 by marrying again, that
being the will of her late husband, a
State Roads for Wisconsin.
Madisox, Wis:, Jan. 27, Senator Apple,
of Racine, yesterday introduced in the
senate a bill to provide for the establish
ment and maintenance of state roads. It
provides for a board of three highway com
missioners to have charge of improving
the roads and maintaining the same, the
expense of the imp-cement to be provided
for by a tax collected like other taxes. The
board is authorized to utilize convict labor
in building and repairing the roads.
Trial of Kobert Beatty.
Pittsbukg, Jan. 27. The trial of Robert
Beatty is in progresu here for complicity In
the Homeatead poisoning cases. The tes
timony is similar to that at Dempsey'a
trial, only stronger, he having been seen to
give the cooks money, envelopes and tattles,
Some hours later Shook was fmrarl
by his friends in the tool house awaitinjr
Yellow fever has broken out in Ecuador
and a quarantine has been established
against that country.
Arkansas has discovered the absence of
130,000 worth of state boud coupons and
will investigate the matter.
There are only about thirty members left
of the once mighty tribe of Choctaws near
Princess Margaret, youngest sister at
Emperor William, was married at Berlin
to Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse. The
whole city was en fete, and the ceremonies
and festivities were characterized by un
The Dominion parliament is again open
for business at Ottawa.
The University o Berlin has nearly 5,000
students, about 2,000 more than are in at
tendance at Harvard.
The annual allowance of the crown prince
of Roumania is almost two and a half
times as large a sum as the salary of the
president of the United States.
A bill has been introduced in the New
York assembly fixing telegraph rates at 15
cents for ten words to all distances and $
cent for each additional word. Night mes
sages are to go at the rate of twenty-five
words for 15 cents.
The late Horace Smith, of Springfield,
Mass., leaves all except $10,000 of his es
tate, valued at over $.-iOO,0(0, to charitable
and religious institutions.
H. F. Nichols, ex-town marshal, was
shot and killed at Dyersburg, Term., by a
man named Butler. Butler "escaped.
Jefferson Shank has been arrested at
West Charleston, O., charged with mur
dering his wife, who was found dead in
The Catholic population of the United
States is 8,8T5,0 5, with 14 archbishops, 75
bishops, 9.3S7 priests, 8,477 churchs, 3,485
stations 1.703 chapels, 86 seminaries, 127
colleges, 657 academies and 8,587 parochial
schools. There are 26,533 orphans cared for
in 245 orphan asylums, besides which there
are 408 other charitable institutions.
The sudden death of the son of President
Hippolyte, of Hayti, has aroused suspi
cious that he was poisoned by his father's
Obituary: At New Orleans, Joseph
Potts Horner, a prominent Free Mason,
aged 55. At Newark, N. J., ex-Consul
Horace N. Cougar, aged 75. At Kansas
City, Mo., Philander Dawson, "Old Daws."
At Chili, Ills., Mrs. Barbara Triplett. aged
55. At Lima, O., William Hughes.
Baron Schultz, who waa the husband of
the once famous cantatrioe,! Lady Ann
Bishop, and known fifteen years ago as a
prince of good fellows, has just died of ty
phus fever at New York. He had squan
dered his fortune and was a tramp.
Was Indiscriminate Slaughter.
Rome, Jan. ST. The Tribune contains
additional details of the recent disturb
ances at Caltavuturo, Sicily. The affair
was a military massacre, as the soldiers,
after charging the crowd with bayonets,
were oidered by the military authorities
not to stop firing until their supply of car
tridges was exhausted. As a result twelve
civilians were killed and fifteen seriously
wounded, while many sustained slight in
juries, iev Till children were the victims
of the indiscriminate slaughter, one of
whom was wounded several times by bayo
There to Stay.
Karl is a bright boy with a teasing micla.
rhe ether morning the uncle took him by
"I guess I'll take this ear down to the
ffice with me," he said.
"You can't do it," said Karl; "it's boned
in." Detroit Free Press.
The enormous sale of Dr. Bull's Couch
Syrup has brocght to te turf ace numer
ous imitations. Keep a sharp look-out
when you buy.
They all Testily
The old-ttmo stm;ila
remedy from the Qeorr.z
swamps and fields haj
gone forth to the aattuodes.
astonlghinKtbe skeptical and
oonfoundlng the theortes of
those who depend solely on the
pnyglcian'sslcLlL There Is no blood
taint which ltdoesnot Immediate! v
cradlsste. Poisons outwardly absorbed or the
result ot vile diseases from within all yield to th'.i
pntens bnt simple remedy. It la an unequ.-Jed
toaic, bnlldsuptbe old and feeble, cures all disease?
arising from Impure blood or weakened vitality.
Send for a treatise. Examine the proof.
Boots on Blood and Skin Diseases mailed tree.
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