W. W. DOWNIR, Editor ii»J Publislur
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Compiled From Late Dispatches.
senate ttie president's
read on the 9th. No business was transacted
In the house the message of the president
was read, A resolution wan offered requesting
the HpeaUer to appoint the committees o' the
house among the several states according to
population and that each state receive at least
one chairmanship. Adjourned to the litb.
AMONG the 600 bills introduced in the senate
on the luth were the following: For the free
coinage of ^old and silver bullion: for tbe re
moval or the remains of U.ysses S. Grant to
Arlington cemetery for the election of sen
ators ty the people to revive the grade of
lieutenant general of the United States to
prevent the.,sale of arms to Indians: to sus
pend the coming of the Chinese laborers to the
United States: to reduce the postage to one
cent to establish posta'-saving.s banks, pro
viding for an income tax to pav pensions to
make the presidential term end April .'Oin
stead of March 4. ar.d making th*? president in
eligible for a second term. Adjourned to the
14th The house was not in session.
ON the 12th tbe session of the house was
merely a formal one. The speaker announced
tbe appointment of the following committees:
On accounts. Messrs. Hunk (Mil.*,C oper (Ind.»,
Dickerson (Ky. Moore S. !. i, Seetiey (la.),
Pearson IO.I, yuackenbush iN, Y. ). (iriswold
(Pa.) and Tutting K'al.t. On mileage, Messrs.
Castle (Minn t, Crawford (N. C.), Kendall
and Flick (la. Ad
JOSEPH R. LAMI*KIN,the ni^ht watch
man at the Santa Fe depot at La Jun
ta, Col., was killed b\T J. W. Knorsa, a
crazy man, who then took his own life.
THE average condition of wheat in
Michigan was reported at 9J per cent.,
against 102 per cent, one year ago.
During the month of November l,e:J8,
968 bushels of wheat were marketed.
TAI.TON IIAIX, who said that during
his life he had killed ninety-nine men,
was arrested at Memphis, Tenn.
FIVE liremen and five girls and one
boy lost their lives in two fires at
THE American house at Waukesha,
Wis., was destroyed bv fire, the guests
escaping in their night-clothes.
THE annual report of Secretary Fos
ter shows that the revenues of the gov
ernment from all sources for the fiscal
year ended June 30. 1891, were $4.r8.544,
•J83.03. The expenditures for the same
period were S4'J1,?.04.470.4(5, leaving
li surplus of $37,239,762. *7. As compared
with the fiscal year 1890 the receipts
for 1891 have fallen of S5,418,847.52.
There was an increase of $57,636,198.14
in the ordinary expenditures. For the
present fiscal year the revenues are es
timated at $433,000,000. The expendi
tures for the same period are estimated
at $409,000,000, leaving an estimated
surplus for the year of $24,000,000. The
amount of money in circulation De
cember 1 was 81,577,202,070.
THE now congressional directory
shows that nearly one-half of the
house, or 143. are new men unknown
ia the halls of the national legislature.
FI.A MI:S destroyed every building but
two in the village of I'inos Altos, N. M.
RcDEiiMiioitF's hotel and the offices
of the Chronicle, the Sun and Eagle
and the Star were burned at Madison,
KIT CAKSOV, a son of the famous
scout of the same name, murdered his
mother-in-law and father-in-law near
La Junta. Col., and escaped. Family
trouble was the cause.
PKESIPENT HARRISON'S statement in
his message of Chilian affairs was re
garded by Chilians at Valparaiso as
meaning a rupture between tho two
countries, as it was not believed that
the Chilian government would consent
either to apologize or make any ma
AT the meeting of the National liar
association in Washington James C.
Carter, of New York, was chosen pres
ident, and Washington was selected as
the permanent place for holding the
THE Mechanic Mills Company's fac
tory at Seattle. Wash., was burned,
causing a loss of $140,000 insurance,
THE Misses Clinch, half sisters and
heirs of the late Mrs. A. T. Stewart, of
New York, have divided their property,
worth between $4.003,000 and $5,000,000,
between their nephews and nieces, re
taining only a $10,000 annuity.
A I.ATM.K tilled with molten metal ex
ploded at the Lucy furnace in Pitts
burgh, l'a.. fatally burning James
Mardella, aged 45, and Peter Iliekey,
THE entire business portion of Red
Key, Ind., was destroyed by fire.
CIEORGE STAKKKY and John Drown
were convicted at Alton. III., of the
murder of ex-State Senator Gilliam
and sentenced to thirty years each in
DIMUNU the lumber season lately
closed mills in the Duluth (Minn.) dis
trict cut 253.800,003 feet, against 215,
000.000 feet last year.
THE greater part of the business sec
tion of Ardmore, I. T., and about
twenty-five dwellings were destroyed
AT the leading clearing-houses in the
United States the exchanges during the
week ended on the 11th aggregated $1,
313,07Q,872, against $1,007,490,639 the
.previous week. The increase as com
pared with the corresponding week of
1890 was 11.8.
ROIIEKT HUSTON and his wife were
killed bv a train at Erskine. lnL
IMPORTANT gold discoveries were re
ported near Golden. CoL
CHEBOYGAN, Mich., produced 104,000.
000 feet of lumber during the past sea
son, against 130,000,000 feet the pre
TEN men. sentenced to be hanged,
have been released at Columbia, S. C.,
Henrv Suber having confessed that he
alone committed the murder of which
they were convicted.
MRS. MAHV GOTSCHAI.K, her little
daughter Lettie and Mrs. Mary Witt
were killed by the cars at Home wood,
FOURTEEN horses were burned to
death in a fire at Ishpeming. Mich.
a collision on the Mobile Ohio
near Jonesboro, III., Engineer G. S.
Flippin and two laborers, Simeon Ole
son and James Miller, were killed
and eight others were injured, ouic
THE national executive council of the
Woman's Alliance convened at Topeka
Ivan. The secretary reported a mem
bership of 20.003 in seven states.
FIKK at San Francisco destroyed
Thomas' dye house and the California
Motor Company's works. Total loss,
THE American hop crop of 18DI is
computed to be 24".80S bales, as com
pared with 204.849 bales last year.
THE net gold in the treasury depart
ment on the 11th was $131,125,587, an
increase of nearly §14,000,000 since
THE right of railways to issue free
passes is to be tested by the govern
ment by a suit to be brought against a
New England road.
J. H. HARMONY, of Kansas City, Mo.,
was sandbagged and robbed of $1,000
in Cameron, Mo.
THE man who tried to kill Russell
Sage in New York with a dynamite
bomb has been identified as Ilenry L.
Norcross, of Boston.
THE steamer Maggie Ross was
wrecked near Yaquina, Cal., and the
crew of sixteen men were reported
THE bark Gen. liutler foundered in a
gale near Cape Arago, Ore., and nine
sailors were drowned.
THREE convicts were killed at the
Anamosa (Ia) penitentiary by the giv
ing away of a scaffold on which they
Miss A, II. liRrcE, Frank Puck wood.
Mrs. L. I). Hatch and her little son
were all found murdered in a house 6
miles south of New Smyrna, Fla.
IXIAS liisi/AND, a planter, drunk,
quarreled with Conductor Turner, of
the Louisville, New Orleans fc Texas
railway near Canon burg. Miss., and
while pursuing Turner, shooting at
him. fell off the train and broke his
THE American hop crop of 1891 was
computed to be 243,308 bales, as com
pared with 204.849 bales last year.
TWELVE persons were wounded in a
battle which took place between a
sheriff's posse and striking miners near
Crested Iiutte, Col.
MIDHI.KTOWX, a Maryland village,
held a big celebration in honor of the
100th birthday of Miss Elizabeth Ap
pleman. one of its citizens.
MRS. N. MASON was burned to death
at Melbourne, Ark., by falling into the
fireplace while in a fainting tit.
WHILE on a drunken spree John
Miller fatally wounded his wife and
then committed suicide by shooting at
Mount Olive, 111., on the 18th.
FIVE men were killed by the explo
sion of dynamite which they under
took to thaw out in a stove at Grand
Junction, Col., on the 18th.
HANK LOVETT and two companions,
all notorious cattle thieves, wer?
lynched 80 miles east of Custer City, S.
I)., and their bodies riddled with bul
MINISTERS at Mexico, Mo., have de
clared against, a ball which is to be
given on Christmas night for the bene
fit of the ex-confederates' home.
MRS. MARY MIIXEK. of St Peter.
Minn., was acquitted of.the murder of
her husband on the ground of insanity.
JOHN LAW crushed Lew MeCracken's
head with a stoue at Boston. Pa., be
cause MeCracken danced with Law's
Pit. H. S. Pot'fii.As. house surgeon of
the city hospital at Kansas City, Mo.,
killed himself with morphine because
of a threatened exposure of the hos
Six children were burned to dsath at
Paris, 'lex., since the cotton picking
WARREN SPIKER. living near Spike
ville, Ind., was nourishing his revolver
while walking home with the woman
to whom he was engaged and the
weapon was discharged, fatally wound
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
I.v the Alexandria (Va.) district E.
K. Meredith (detn.) Avas elected to con
gress to succeed tlie late Cen. Lee.
1 LLAHI.KS 1». LVAUTS, uyed 47 years,
eldest son of ex-Senator William M.
Evarts, was found dead in bed at Wind
(JKOIU K W. STEW.VUT, the inventor of
the sea telephone, by which passing1
ships can communicate, died in 2s'ow
E( GENK SKCOR, of Forest City, O.,
was elected president of the American
Hee-Keeper's association at Albany
AT lieloit. Wis Mr. and Mr/s. A. J.
Cowles celebrated their sixty-seventh
KICHAIU) (I. DOVK, tae oldest emplove
in the government service, died "in
Washington. He was a clerk in the
treasury department appointed during
l'resident Jucksou's administration.
RVSSEIX M. LITTLE died at C.lens
Falls, N. Y., aged 82. He founded the
(.lens Falls Insurance Company and
was its president since 1804.
Miss JULIA A.
editor of the
Union Signal, the official organ of the
and a resident of Evanston, 111., died at
Boston. Her remains would be for
.warded to Streator. 111., for burial.
Da WASHINGTON F. PECK, a promi
nent physician of Davenport, la., died
at tbe age of 58 years.
DURING a gale at Dorington, Eng.,
bouses were unroofed, chimneys blown
down, outhouses demolished and fences
destroyed and two persons were killed
ADOLPH ALISKRT, a prominent banker
of Garlitz, in Prussian Silesia, embez
zled 2,000,000 maarks and fled.
A TERRIBLE storm did enormous
damage in Cork and all overcthe south
A BLACKSMITH at Buda Pesth, Hun
gary, killed his wife and three chil
dren. He then committed suicide after
setting fire to the house.
THE French bark Leonore, Capt.
Barnard, was wrecked off Numble's
Head, Eng., and twelve of the crew
STORMS of great severity raged
throughout Bavaria and scores of lives
were lost and an immense amount of
property was destroyed.
THE Mallisori tribe from Albania
raided aud burned several villages and
hamlets in Servia and killed eleven
THE one thousandth anniversary of
the establishment of the kingdom of
Hungary will be celebrated with a na
tional exhibition in 1895.
THE recent victories of the Chinese
imperial troops sent against the rebels
in Mongolia have brought the insurrec
tion to an end. Forty-two insurgents
who had a hand in the killing of Chris
tians were beheaded at I'akou.
DuurN a debate in the French cham
ber of deputies M. de Cassagnae called
M. Floquet, president of the chamber,
a liar. Fpon his refusal to retract M.
Floquet challenged him to a duel and
the challenge was accepted.
PRESIDENT MONTI-. of Chili, in re
sponse to President Harrison's message
declares that the sentiment of his coun
try is friendly to the t'nited States,
and that he thinks the result of the
Baltimore inquiry will be satisfactory
DURING a gale at Hong Kong many
Chinese vessels were destroyed and
hundreds of Chinese sailors and labor
ers engaged about tbe harbor were
THE search for the missing Mexican
vessel Tahaiti has been abandoned.
She had on board a crew of sixteen
men, Messrs. Levitt and Scrysner, of
New York, and 200 laborers.
THE congregation of Mongolian mis
sions at Gohent has received news con
cerning the report that 500 native
Christians had been massacrcd in the
Patton district and that all the Euro
CHICAGO, Dec. 15.—Jesse James' ex
ploits were outdone to-night in Chicago.
In one of the leading thoroughfares
five daring highwaymen suddenly sur
rounded one of I.'nele Sam's biggest
mail wagons, and at revolver point
forced the postal employe to throw out
The bulky government reeicle was
then sent flying on its -journey, the oc
cupants being threatened with instant
death if they made outcry or stopped.
So complete was the surprise effected
by the bandits that the mail drivers
failed to utilize the services of a large
bulldog which was beside them on their
seat. Near midnight the stolen mail
sacks, slit open and rifled of their con
tents were found on Superior street, in
the north division of the city, fully
three miles from the scene of the rob
An inventory has been made of the
contents of the wagon, and it is found
that the two registered mail pouches
from the Stock Yards statioy and that
from the Southern station and the Blue*
Island Avenue station ate missing.
The value of the contents the officials
were unable to determine, tut it was
known to be heavy,
LKSTKR PAYXK was arrested at bat
tle Creek, Mich., the 15th. by the postal
authorities. He hud been operating
under the name of Payne & Co., orde£
ing goods from w ludesale houses and
paying nothing for them. lie had se
cured about $30,000 worth of goods this
Ir was announced the 15th,that Jack
son and Nlavin had signed articles of
agreement for a fiyfht.
E. M. FIKM, who was arrested and
jailed the 14th, was bailed out on the
15th and rearrested and confined upon
Ni:w YOKK merchants at a mass
meeting the 15th, asked for S500.000 ap
propriation for the world s fair.
TK\ years ago a farmer named Mc
Allister, living near Ottumwa, la., was
murdered. A Swede named Anderson
was lynched by a mob for the crime.
Dan Miller, the sheriff of Monroe coun
ty,and afterwards a defaulter and bank'
wrecker, for which he served a term in
the penitentiary, recently on his death
bed in Texas, sent for the wife of Mc
Allister and confessed to the brutal
THE Virginia legislature has re-elect
ed John W. Daniel U. S. Senator, with
WIT AND WISDOM.
—Thy purpose firm, is equal to the
Hardworkers are usually honest
Industry lifts them above temptation.
—An unsteady man, like, an unsteady
light, is apt to go out nights.—Texas
—Certain acts can be rendered legal,
but can never be made legitimate.—
—The good we have in us we doubt
of and the happiness that's In our hand
We throw away.- Thackeray.
You often hear men say, "I'll tell
you what kind of a man I am, hut
they never do it.—Atchison Globe.
—It is bad enough to bite off more
than you can chew, but it's worse to
try to chew it.—-Detroit Free Press.
—Young people in the country are
not so slow. They often make love at
a rattling gate.—'Yonkers Statesman.
r—W'edo not wish to be severe upon
teamsters as a class, but we are forced
to the conclusion that they seldem turn
out well.—Boston Transcript
—Let no knowledge satisfy but that
which lifts above the world, which
weans from the world, which makes
the world a footstool.— Spurgeon.
—Old Soak—Self-preservation is the
first law of naUire. Young Croak—1
suppose that is why you keep yourself
in alcohol all the time.—St Joseph
—Rapid Art Work.—Maud Ethel
Powderly has such a lovely fresh com
plexion! Marie—What! A fresh one
since I saw her five
Didn't Know its Name.
Lawyer.—Now, Mr. Witness, I want
fou to tell the truth without any
ivasion. Had you or had you not had
iny altercation with the prisoner be
fore this event you speak of.
Witness. Well, to own up. we did go
nto the bar and take something, but I
lon't think that was the name of it
BLOWS are not always exchancwd when
yon strike an .(•] uuiuuii.v N. Y N'-Wr*.
—How much trouble he avoids who
does not look to see what his neighbor
says or docs or thinks, but only to what
h* does himself, that it may be just and
Bella— Estelle is such a lucky girl.
She was born with a golden spoon in
hflr mouth. Nell—Yes, and it must
have been a tablespoon, too, 1 should
judge. —Somerfield Journal.
—"It takes two young women along
time to say good-by to each other, l'vo
heard." "Yes, but I've noticed it takes
a young man and a young woman a
jrreat deal longer."—N. Y. Press.
"Pardon me," said the young man,
when he stepped on the toe of a lady's
slipper in the dance. "Don't apolo
gize!" said she. "Beaux on the slip
pers are fashionable, and we must
stand anything for style."
—The man who claims vociferously
that it is the principle rather than the
two cents that he objects to in an over
charge never fails to grab the two cents
just as soon as he is admitted to be
right about the principle.—Somerville
—By the seashore.—George—Ethel, I
wish you wouldn't always sing. "Gath
ering Up the Shells by the Seashore."
Ethel—Why do you object to it?
George—My recollections of the game
are anything but pleasant.—N. Y. Her
rpt HOW I u
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you feel. If
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