NEWS GATHERED FROM THE
6tnte TeacheiV Aoclatlon at Laming.
Chippewa Couuty Mystery Uncovered.
Made Death Doubly S-ure.
TrHrliem Diarint many Matter.
The meeting of the State Teachers
association was held at Lansing1 with
about Hut) in attendance.
Prof. W. E. Cheever, of the Milwau
kee State Normal school, read the presi
dent', address to the teachers associa
tion, and uu informal reception was
tendered lov. Kich. Dr. II. U. Uoone,
principal of the State Normal school
read it paper upon "General Culture us
an Element in Professional Training."
The discussion of Dr. Hooue's able
paper was led ly l'rof. V. G. Sperry,
of Olivet, and was participated in by
evcrul leading1 members of the asso
ciation, l'rof. II. II. lleltield, of the
Chicago Normal Training school, read
an admirable paper on "Normal Train
Ing," which was discussed by II. 1
Kimball, of Hay City, and others.
l'rof. V. .1. Heal, of the Michigan
Agricultural College, presided over a
meeting devoted to college matters at
which l'rof. Smith llurnham, of Albion,
read a paper on "The I'lace of Athlet
ics in Education," which called out a
discussion w hich eoutiuued for several
ho u us. While the opinion was unan
imous that athletics were beneficial,
yet the sentiment was equally as strong
that of late years football especially
was attended by too much brutality,
.gambling, drunkenness and kindred
vices, which should be eliminated, or
the uport suppressed entirely. Dr.
I'iske was chosen president of the col
lege section, and Dr. C. 11. Gurne', of
Hillsdale, was made secretary.
Tho work of primary schools was
also under consideration. Tapers were
read upon reading, history, literature
and nature as basis for unilication of
vrork in the primary schools. The
principal speakers upon these subjects
were Miss Regina 1'. llcnlae, of the De
troit Training school: Miss Maud Kail,
of the State Normal school; Supt. .1. XV.
Smith, of Hay City; Miss Grace Good
rich and Miss Kose liarlow, of Detroit:
Miss Lathrop, of Grand Kapids, and
Miss Miller, of Saginaw. The primary
section elected Miss Louise Miller, of
Saginaw, president, and Miss Margaret
Wise, of Ypsilunti. secretary.
Papers were read by Dr. S. L Wads
worth, of the Michigan Mining school;
O. W. Hill, of IVntwater, advocating
the township system; l'rof. Lyon, of
Detroit, "Vertical Writing." Hon. A.
S. Draper, of Cleveland. O., gave a
splendid address upon "Teaching as a
Ollicers were elected as follows:
President. C. T. Grawn, Traverse Cit-;
vice-presidents, A. Lodcman, Ypsilanti
and N. W. llichards, Greenville; secre
tary, P. K. Hathaway, Hudson; treas
urer, V. L. Evans, .Jackson; executive
committee, I!. A. Heinsdale, Ann
Arbor; Mis Florence Pox, Lansing; V.
A. Ellis, Detroit; members of the pu-
f il.s' reading circle committee, C. ().
loyt, Lansing, and .1. W. Simmons,
The resolutions adopted strongly in
dorsed the aggressiveness of the state
superintendent in matters pertaining
to teachers; approved the action of the
college section in taking steps toward
suppressing objectionable features of
collegiate sports; recommended the
-establishment of another Normal
Kohool; extended the kindest wishes to
Prof. W. 11. Cheever, the retiring
president, in his new field. The ex
hibit of the work of the schools of the
state which were confined to kinder
gait fn work, language work and inapt,
und written work on geography, was
Toted a success.
The county commissioners of schools
listened to addresses by President b
Andrews, of Harry and others. Ashley.
Oiapp, of Kalamazoo, was elected presi
dent, D. M. Hrown, of Hig Kapids, vice
president, aud J. A. Cleary, of Paw
Paw, secretary aud treasurer.
1Uoody Murder near 8ult Ste. Marl.
'The body of Mrs. Peter Paccoloni, the
-woman missing from her home in Daf
ter.ncar Sault&te Marie has been found.,
Inspired by the otter of a reward of $."o'
for the body dead or alive Tom Pagin
and John McGahey, farmers near by,
went to the Paccoloni homestead.
They found evidences of a crime in the
liouse. Klood was on the floor and
-spattered on the door. The sons of the
t cnissing ' woman had found a shovel
-covered with fresh sand. These things
convinced the men that the body was
iot far off and they began a system
After searching the cellar they went,
to the hen house. It is a low coop
under the grnnary about live rods from
the house. There they found the sand
tiad been disturbed so they dug down
alHJtittwo feet and found the body.
The almost nude body covered with
sand was excavated. The face, head
and neck were covered with bruises
and the body was a horrible sight.
Peter Paccoloni, the husband, is in
jail charged with the murder. The
feeliug is very high against him. Pac
coloni had been marr.ed twice before
and) had his wife. They had several
children by previous unions but none
from the last. Neighbors say they
fought incessantly and that when one
did not start a quarrel the other would,
lie is 58 vears old and she was nearly
as old. They were nearly the same
size and in the family rows Mrs. Pac
colpoi did not always come out second
Took 1'o'non, Then Hung Himself.
Jacob Kopp. a German of Grand Rap
ids, was found hanging by the neck
.from a shaft in the chemical works
building at Kelding. His face was
covered with parts green, and it was
evident that he had taken a dose of
vthls. Out of employment.
In the northern part of the state
Oiany counterfeit Columbian half dol
lars are said to be circulating. The
counterfeiter, however, owing to the
fact that the Columbians sell for 81
each, have taken a new start and build
the coins of pure silver, instead of the
baser metals, so that in ring and
weight they are all right.
. Frank Cofwpleaded guilty to crimi
nal assaidfon little Julia Whitmore at
TThrce UiveTEHrtl'wa ?Meneed to 25
years In .lirrirm. Jtidge Loveridge re
marked thai in all his experience he
had never delt with a man guilty of
eo base an act as that committed by
Sebewaing is to have a chair factory.
Coal prospectors are at work in Tus
A fine Masonic temple is to bo
erected at Teeumseh.
A thick seam of coal has been dis
covered in Hedford township, Calhoun
The South Haven stove works have
closed down on account of the falling
off in orders.
The Marcellus eommon council has
passed an ordinance prohibiting boys
catching on cutters.
Norway, the upper peninsula mining
town, now has her electric lighting
plant iu operation.
The papers of Escanaba are demand
ing of the city otlicials that all disre
putable houses be closed.
Tho Maybae quarries will be oper
ated all winter long, and thus many
needy men will be given work.
Hillsdale college, students have
Hooded their athletic grounds and will
make them into a skating rmk.
John Ayers, of Michigan C'it-, Ind.,
was instantly killed near Three Oaks
by a Michigan Central passenger train.
Karl, 10-year-old son of D. J. Palmer,
broke through the ice while skating oa
Pine Lake, at Charlevoix, and was
Hawley Gould, a young man -0 years
of Hge, broke through the ice on Merl
lake, near Athens, while skating and
Mrs. J. Fred Whittemore, a promi
nent Hay City lady, has died from the
effects of a kick from a horse received
over a year ago.
llomeo will have an electric lighting
plant if 10. P. Kinney, of Detroit, is
granted a franchise. The necessary
stock has been subscribed.
Peter Gustafsen tried to walk from
Stephenson to Talbot while in an in
toxicated condition. He fell down in
the snow and was frozen to death.
The Second Michigan Cavalry at
Muskegon elected II. M. Hempstead, of
Saginaw, president; Edwin Hoyt, of
Grand Kapids, secretary and treasurer.
South Haven will organize a law-and-onler
league for the purpose of
closing up the numerous "tonic joints"
which now flourish in that local option
J. K. Wirts, freight agent for the
Lake Shore at Clayton, was severely
burned about the face and hands while
removing an over-heated lamp from a
There are several hundred counter
feit ."i-cent pieces in circulation in Ken
ton Harbor and St. .Joseph. Two fel
lows were detected shoving the queer,
but they escaped.
Fred Stevens' barn, four cows and
all this year's crops were burned at
Ilirmingluim. The family was absent,
and the fire is supposed to have been
caused by tramps.
William II. Ashley, of Eckford town
ship. Calhoun county, hanged himself
in Ins barn. Despondency brought
about by sickness was the probable
cause. lie was about 43 years old.
Harriet Dcnnison, has commenced
suit by summons against Charles Van
Wormer and his bondsmen for selling
her husband, an habitual drinker of
Lansing, liquor. Damages claimed
Miss Lizzie McSweeuey, of Detroit,
has been admitted to practice at the
Wayne county bar. She is tho first of
her sex to be admitted at Detroit, and
also the first female graduate of the
Detroit College of Law.
Ira Kailey, while hunting with his
son in the woods near Coleman was ac
cidentally shoe by the latter, one of
the shots entering his face, near the
nose, and another striking him in the
neck. Kailey will recover.
E. Krusen, a Krookfield farmer, was
found in his house, near Charlevoix,
hanging by the neck. It was evident
that he had hanged himself several
days before as the body was in bad
condition. Krusen lived alone.
Martin Stern, of Macomb county,
was run over by a train at Milwaukee
Junction, Detroit, both legs fear
fully mangled and were amputated
below the knees at Harper hospital.
He is 70 years of age and his recovery
A mail bag stolen from the Kronson
depot two weeks ago was found two
miles from town. The mail was valu
able, but not a letter was touched.
The only things taken were pension
certificates, of which there were many
in the mail.
A split switch in the Ann Arbor rail
road yards at Ann Arbor was found
broken. It had aparently been started
by some one filing the rail. It is
claimed that tho switch was turned by
an unknown man in the face of the
approaching yard engine.
Mayor Pingree, of Detroit, is now
enthusiastically advocating a scheme
to tear down Detroit's old-style and in
convenient city hall und begin the
erection of a structure to cost S3, 000,
COO. lie wants to begin at once in
order to give employment to idle men.
Tho Erie flyer ran over a heavy log
on the track, near Attica, grinding it
into little pieces. Kert Ferguson, nn
Attica boy, only 17, confesses that he
is responsible. He was drunk at the
time and wanted to see some excite
ment. The attempt at derailing tho
train was at first kept secret, but the
arrest of Ferguson brought the thing
to light. Had the log been placed on
the track in a different way the train
would eertainly have been wrecked,
and as it was a passenger train many
lives might have been lost.
The county jail of Calhoun county
contains 88 vagrants, most of whom
arc serving sentences of 30 days. A
portion of them are of the dyed-in-the-wool
tjrpe, but the greater portion are
picked up by tramp catchers. It is
asserted that the justices and con
stables of Marshall have gone into tho
business as a matter of speculation.
The average expense to the county of
apprehending a tramp is $1 1.40, divided
between' a justice, constable and
sheriff. The taxpayers of the county
ore threatening dire vengeance upon
the greedy otlicials. The board of
supervisors may hold a special session
to deal with the situation.
li 11 1
THE MURDERER OF CHICAGO'S
Showed Ilia True (.'Intruder im a Cringing
Coward. Yellow Fever at lllo Janeiro. ,
Other Iiijjx rtaut (ieneritl New.
Prendergast, the murderer of Mayor
Carter II. Harrison, of Chicago, will be
hanged for his crime. The verdict of
the jury has said it, and the people of
Chicago approvo it. Ably defended as
the assassin has been, strong as has
been the evidence adduced to save his
neck from tho halter, the jury has
found him sane, responsible for his act,
and demanded that ho pay the highest
price for his offense against the law.
This price, however, is a sorry one at
the best. The value to the world of
one life such as that of Carter 11. Har
rison would weigh down the scale
against the existence of an hundred
such as Prendergast.
When Clark Fitzgerald arose to read
the finding of the jury the prisoner
stood clutching the back of a chair,
eyeing him with the most intense
eagerness. His knees trembled
violently, his face was flushed,
and his spiteful looking mouth
opened and closed as though he
would say something, but lacked tho
power to speak. The clerk said: "We,
the jury, fnd the defendant, Patrick
Eugene John Prendergast, guilty of
murder in manner and form as charged
in the indictment and fix tl:e penalty
Then Prendergast revealed himself
the utter coward. His face turned
pale, he opened his mouth to speak,
but only a faint murmur came from be
tween his hot and quivering lips. He
moved slightly and would have fallen
to the floor but for the assistance of a
bailiff. He was half led, half carried
back to his cell, where, refusing to
speak, he threw himself upon his bunk
in the attempt to hide from his fellow
prisoners, whose expressions of satis
faction over the verdict were more em
phatic than graceful, and more sincere
Yellow lever at ISio.
Cabin from Kuenos Ay res: Very bad
news has been received from Kio do
Janeiro. It is announced that the un
fortunate city, which has tor months
past been suffering from the ravages
of war, is now a victim to the ravages
of the wur.4 and most dreaded of all
diseases yellow fever. The govern
ment is taking every precaution possi
ble under the circumstances to prevent
a spread of the disease, but the work
of the ollicials at Kio de Janeiro is
greatly hampered by the condition to
whu-h the ci y has been reduced by the
horrors of war. It is added that the
yellow fever is not th. mild form of
that fever, but is the worst form of
Other dispatches from Kio Janeiro
tell of the con diet between the govern
ment and the rebels. The insurgents
besieging Kaga, in the state of Kio
Grande Do Sul, assumed active opera
tions against that place and suffered a
severe repulse. Their loss in killed,
wounded ami prisoners, was lioo. Tins
is the second time this month that the
loyal troops at Kaga have defeated the
insurgents. The previous engagement
took place at tho beginning of Decem
ber, win n the insurgents were defeated
with heavy losses.
Kio Janeiro is being violently bom
barded. Many persons have been
killed from shots of the insurgent ves
sels A heavy tire is returned from the
government forts. The severity of tho
cannonading has greatly alarmed the
populace. All the shops are closed.
The I'uitcd States warships in the
harbor are under orders to be ready to
get out of the way of firing at an
Si-oiitlnx I'.u-ty Annihilated.
London cable: A terrible disaster is
said to have occurred to the scouting
party under the command of Capt.
Wilson which has been in pursuit of
Kiug Lobengnla, and which has not
been heard from for some time past.
Several South African merchants re
ceived cable messages announcing that
Capt. Wilson's command had been
completely annihilated by. the Mata
beles, who are said to have cut them to
Later. It is stated now in addition
to Wilson's party that the party under
Capt. Harrow, sent out to reinforce
him, have been cut to pieces. Tho
number of men composing tho Wilson
detachment is said to have been about
00 and the Harrow detachment is re
ported to have been composed of about
the same number of men. The ab
sence of news from the Wilson and
Harrow columns and the fact that
when Maj. Forbes left the Shanghai
district the Wilson detachment was,
beyond any doubt, in a critical posi
tion, causes the belief that one or more
of the detachments have met disaster.
Coriiett Hiid Mitchell Arrested.
Champion James Corbett and would
be champion, Charles Mitchell have
been made "martyrs" to the profession
of prize lighting. Koth these "famous
gentlemen" were arrested at Jackson
ville, Florida. They were arranged
separately and each gave bonds und
was released. This whole proceeding
was merely a scheme to test the legality
of the law for the arrest of prize fight
ers. One of the men will be surrend
ered by his bondsmen and after being
taken into custody a writ of habeas
corpus will be applied for. If it is de
cided that the arrest was an illegal
one, then preparations for the fight
will continue with increased vigor, as
that will be looked upon as an evidence
that no further opposition to the fight
can legally be made. If the urrest is
considered legal, then tho managers of
the Duval club say that the battle will
bo declared off, and all work will Imj
stopped. The managers are confident,
however, that the decision will bo fa
vorable to them.
Carnegie' CJIft to Charity.
Andrew Carnegie has written a letter
from New York to Kobert Piteairn, of
tho citizens' relief committee of Pitts
burg, offering to duplicate all contri
butions made by the citizens of Pitts
hurtf for the unemnlovcd to tho amount
of fc.,0U0 for each working day for two
months. If the highest figure is real
ized, the donation will amount to over
Rev. Francis K. Drew, of Grand
Rapids, died at tho homo of his
daughter in St. Joseph, hged Ml years.
He had been a Methodist minister for
Organic an Ancorlatlon and Klect Ofllcera
A well attended meeting of the
judges and judges-elect of the ciroiit
courts of Michigan was held in the
supreme court at Lansing. A tempo
rary organization was effected with
Judge Russell, of Hart, to whose ef
forts the meeting is duo, as chairman,
aud Judge Vance, of Port Huron, as
Gov. Kich spoke briefly on "Our
Penal Institutions" and papers were
read as follows: "Circuit Judges and
the Criminal Law," Justice Grant,
Lansing; "Avoidable Delay in the Cir
cuit Courts of This State," Judge
Moore, Lapeer; "The Rotation of
Judges," Jadge Daboll, St. Johns; "The
Duties of Judges in Exparte Divorce
Cases," Judge MeMahon, Ludington;
"The Court and the Jury," Judge Aid
rich, Cadillac; "Some Questions Arising
Under Recent Tax Laws," Judge Max
well, Hay City; "Measures for the Pre
vention of Perjury," Judge Dodds, Mt.
Pleasant. Each of the papers were
discussed more or ess, some of the dis
cussions being quite animated.
An organization was effected with
the following otlicers: President, F.
J. Russell, Hart; vice-president, S. K.
Daboll, St. Johns; secretary, and treas
urer, J. H. Moore, Lapeer. Tho asso
ciation will be known as the Associa
tion of Judges of Michigan. It is to
be composed of the supreme and cir
cuit judges and judges of municipal
courts of record.
K. of (i. Convention.
The Michigan Knights of the Grip
convened in .Saginaw with the largest
attendance in its history. Many busi
ness houses decorated in their honor.
The annual report of the president, N.
H. Jones showed a large increase iu
membership. He said la death bene
fits of v."oo had been paid during the
year. There are now 1,.VJS members.
There is a treasury balance of i.'.o. A
magnificent banquet was held in the
new Kearingcr building and about Mio
were seated. Dr. (1. P. Karker acted
a3 toastmaster; Mayor Linton welcomed
the guests, and President N. H. Jones
responded. Gov. John T. Kich, C. L.
Kenjatnin, Editor John T. Winship,
Judge R. H. MeKuight and Mrs. N. K.
Jones responded to toasts. A grand
ball followed at the Masonic temple.
The annual parade was a big affair.
Election of otlicers: Edward P. Wal
dron, of St. Johns, president: Lh3d M.
Mills, of Grand Kapids. secretary, and
George A. Reynolds, of Saginaw, treas
urer. Vice-presidents were elected,
one from each congressional district in
She Horsewhipped the lA-Mayor.
A most sensational thrashing took
place on t he main business street of
Escanaba. Mrs. Victor Tiede, after
being insulted, she claims, two or three
times by ex-Mayor P. M. Peterson, and
being the recipient of a letter of mo.it
Dbcene language, resolved to take re
yenge out of his hide. Nothing w as said
r dune uy the insulted woman or her
husband until the receipt of a filthy
letter which was illustrated by pen
drawings. Thereupon she obtained a
rawhide and laid for the ex-mayor,
whom she caught. She proceeded to
lash hiiu to the queen's taste at the
point of a drawn revolver a ad gaily
marched him down the streets amidst
large crowd. Peterson has a wife
and several children. He has had
Tiede and his wife arrested.
Two Men Hurled Alive,
Two deaths have resulted in the
work of putting in a new system of
sewers at Ann Arbor. The work was
being rushed between Huron and
Washington streets, through a section
where there is a quantity of quicksand.
Extra precaution was taken in curbing
the ditch, but a small quantity of sand
running out underneath caused the
curbing to tip, and without warning a
large amount of dirt gave way and
filled tho ditch. One pipe-layer and
two graders were working when the
eave-in came, seventeen feet below the
surfaee. One man jumped and saved
himself, but George Henry, colored,
and Richard Sipple, were buried un
derneath the immense mass of dirt. A
rescuing party was immediately put to
work, but both men were dead when
found. Koth were middle-aged men,
Henry leaving a widow and two child
ren and Sipple a dependent mother.
A Hoy Trie to Kill a ri.-iymnte.
While a number of boys were skating
at Port Huron the 14-year-old son of
ex-County Treasurer Hums, 'and Fer
guson Lauder, aged 15 years, became
involved in a boyish fight? in which
Lauder was worsted. He then left the
ice, went to a friend and borrowed a
shotgun, and returning waited for a
chance, aud when all the other boys
were out of range he flrsd point blank
at Hums, who fell scverelj', but prob
ably not fatally wounded. Lauder
escaped, but was captured later on a
freight train at tha tunnel yards, two
miles from the city.
Two Itroke Through the Ice and Drowned.
Mrs. Andrew Trim and an unknown
man were drowned near Detour while
crossing the ice from Drummond
Island with a dog team. Residents at
Detour heard a woman's screams on
the river. They could see no one, but
went in search in boats. Soon they
found a team, of dogs and a dog sleigh.
On the ice were discovered a man's cap,
a woman's muff and other articles.
Two holes in the ice nhowed where the
unfortunate persons had broken
Mike Mulvihill, a Detroit hard char
acter, became insane from the effects
of bad whisky, and after defying one
police station ran down a well-filled
street, slashing at men, women and
children with a razor and a club. He
was finally downed by two officers,
but only gave up when choked almost
John Peterson "got cold," so he says,
in the Calumet jail and lighted a roar
ing fire from his bunk and some shav
ings. Instead of escaping, as he
hoped, he was nearly suffocated nnd
would have been a dead man had not
the turnkey arrived just in time.
Members of the boards of examining
surgeons for Michigan have been ap
pointed us follows: Dr. (1. II. Ilerk'mer
and Otis Moore, Nilcs; C J. Ennis and
Thomas N. Rogers, Sault Ste. Marie;
Samuel M. Post and John XV. Pollard,
St. Johns; John W. Urosnau and George
W. Nihnrt, Kalamazoo; J. 11. Martin,
Traverse City, and John T. Denslow,
THE U.S. COURT AT MILWAUKEE
ISSUES AN INJUNCTION
To 1'revent the Employes of the Northern
l'aclllo Itallroad From .Striking Jle
cHUHe of a Cut hi Wages.
The receivers of the Northern Pacific
railroad have adopted a new schedule
which carries a cut of 5 to 10 per cent
in all employes' wages. The schedule
was rejected by tho employes' repre
sentatives in a conference with General
Manager Kendrick at St. Paul, and the
result was a determination by the rail
road men to quit work if the exit was
The receivers had foreseen this, and
on Dee. 10 had applied for and ob
tained from Judge Jenkins, of the II.
S. court, at Milwaukee, an order to put
the schedule into effect and restrain
ing the employes aud their unions
from "combining and conspiring to
quit with or without notice the service
of the road with the object of crip
pling or embarrassing its operation,
und generally from interfering with
the otlicers and agents of receivers or
their employes in any manner by actual
violence, intimidation, threats or other
wise." When the receivers perceived
that the employes would not accept
the cut tin y had the injunctions served
by F. S. marshals all along the line.
This injunction is the first order 4
its kind ever issued in the United
States and is regarded as most extraor
diary. The grounds given for tho is
suance of the injunction are set forth
in a lengthy petition by the receivers.
They say that two days after their ap
pointment they found the road's fin
ances to be in a deplorable condition ami
ordered a reduction of 10 to -' percent
on all salaries over SI. 'J, )(). The week
following a reduction was ordered
of ." per cent on all salaries of
50 to tr7." and 10 per cent on salaries
of !??." to Sioo per month. These later
cuts were to go into effect January 1.
In enumerating those who are en
joined from strikingor orderingstrikes
the petition of the receivers mentions
the names of .'!'.' men who were the
conference committee with the re
ceivers nnd asks that they be enjoined
from ordering a strike, which the court
grants. The petitioners say that the
employes cannot cairy on a strike
without the pecuniary assistance of
the different national organizations to
which they beioug. They therefore
pray that their organizations through
their chief oilicers, such as P. M. Ar
thur. E. C. Clark, E. P. Sargent. D. G.
Ramsey, S. F. Wilkinson und others be
enjoined from ordering and sanction
ing a strike. 4 The court grants thi
To combat the injnnetional proceed
ings against them the employes of the
Northern Pacilic railroad contemplate
taking titeir case into the court by til
ing a motion before Judge Jenkins to
have the old wage schedule continued
in force. They are inclined to obey to
the letter lh? order of the eouit en
joining them from causing trouble to
the road by striking, but they claim
that they should be given un oppor
tunity to present their si le of the easa
to the court. They say it comes with
bad grace for the receivers to order a
cut in the wages of the raiload men
nfter applying for a yearly salary of
$1S, 000 each.
"THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.'
Severn l I'lttithurs Mill to Kesm-jp Work
Ht Once Sitnmj the Scale.
The advent of the new year is being
accompanied by a dv'.dded boom in in
dustrial circles about Pittsburg. Uy
announcements made by the various
mill owners on the south sid. nearly
every mill will be in operation by the
middle of next week. The resumption
on the south side alone, it is estimated,
will give employment to S.00-.) idle men.
All the Carnegie plants are now or
soon will bo in operat ion. The various
wage scales are being rapidly accepted
by- the men. Assurances have ben
given the men that work will be rea
sonably steady, us the company is tak
iug all the orders it can secure with
the intention of operating the mills ns
continuously as possible. After un
idleness of nearly ten months the Car
rie furnace No. 1 at Keating Station
will be put in blast next week. About
300 men will be given employment.
Munhall's coal works, near Homestead,
will resume after being closed down
for nearly five months; over 200 men
will be given work.
At Johnstown: The Cambria Iron
company has begun the erection of a
steel rail mill, the estimated cost of
which will reach $l,ono,ooo. There is
a veritable boom in all the departments
of the Oautier steel works there. It is
reported that the works ure two
months behind orders. It is at least
certain that over l,0()i) men are work
ing overtime, many making l." hours a
4,500 Ifl .Men on tho Menh: Ilange.
Orders sent to the Mouutain Iron
and Rathbun mines at Mountain Iron,
on the Mesaba, in Minnesota, to close
down for the winter, throws 3."0 men
out of employmont. These mines are
the property of the Lake Superior con
solidated. On the Mesaba range only
one mine is now at work, and out of a
possible eraploj-ment for 5,000 men only
300 arc actually at work.
Triple Kail road Futility.
Three persons were instantly killed
by a New York express train at
Patuxent, on the Raltimoro fc Potomac
railroud, eighteen miles from Haiti
more. Thomas P. Vurly, his wife and
their 10-year-old grandson, were cross
ing the tracks in a carriage when the
engine struck it nnd nil three were in
stantly killed. The bodies were ter
Twelve well-known running horses
were burned to death by the destruc
tion by lire of V. Holler's stables at
Clifton, N. J.
Miss May KarrowclilTc, a prominent
Jersey City, N. J., young lady, was
fatally injured, criminally assaulted
and robbed while on her way to visit a
Mrs. Sarah Kellj'. of Sedalia, Mo.,
put her two grandchildren, aged seven
and three years, and then went to
visit a neighbor. Tho house caught
fire and the little ones wcro burned to
' $1,000,000 IN SMOKE.
tifoto Theater nnd Other Jlonton titruct
ii re llurired.
The splendid Globo theater, of Ron
ton, is iu ruins for the feeeoud time in
its history. It was after 1 a. in. when
the tire was discovered nnd a gen
eral alarm called out the entire fire do
partnient and soon thousandsof gallons
of water were being poured into tho
fire, but with no effect. Th )l;nes
spread, the Harvard College trust
building was taken in their grasn, the
Globe cafe was destroyed, a number of
residences were eaten up and for a
time it seemed that a general con llagra
tion wa.i imminent, but the firemen's
brave work prevented this. The loss is
about l.doo.oOi); mostly insured.
The Globe theater was burned on
Decoration Day HT.t. During this last
disaster Hanlon's "Suuerba" was tho
current attraction and all their splen
did scenery and costumes were de
stroyed entailing a loss of SMO.OOU. This
is also the second time this company
met with such a disaster, being burned
out in the same way a& Cleveland, O.,
about two years ago.
l:iil:iml firulM tlin CIIIktI. Inland.
The H.den Aim-, which has arrived
at San Francisco from the Gilbert is
lauds, brings news that Great Kritain
has determined to sola tho whole
group, and this has probably been done
Sir John H. Thurston, Kritish high
commissioner of the western Pacific
and governor of Fiji, recently com
pleted an inspection of tho Ginert is
lands. Ho reported that ttie Kritish
Hag should le hoisted on all of the is
lands, us it was over a year ago on
Kulaiitari, the most northern of the
group. His report dwelt on the rich
ness of the islands arid the prospect of
developing English trade. When the
Almy left Kutaritari on November 'Jd
the steamer Archer, from Sydney, was
expected in a few days with thi new
commissioner to take charge of the
islands. Five years ago American
traders controlled the lucrative busi
ness of the Gilberts, but now there are
few remaining, and they will soon have
IMPORTANT ITEMS CONDENSED
Senator McMillan, of Michigan, in a
private letter says the Wilson bill will
ie radically changed or will be de
feated in the senate.
Paul Schwartz, proprietor of the
American metallurgical work's, died of
pneumonia at l'hoenixville. Pa. He was
the only living holder of a chemical
secret for making cheap high grade
steel, and the secret dies with him.
Chairman Holman, of the House
Indian affairs committee, favors erect
ing a separate state for lmlLus in the
Oklahoma territory. He would give
the Indians two senators and a con
gressman, and let them work out their
own destiny, lie says that the com
mittee will soon report a bill for the
better government of Oklahoma.
Geo. Lewelling, of Kansas, has made
the Populists of the state howl by is
suing un order for the removal of Mrs.
Mary E. Lease, the Populist female
c rotor, from the .state board of chari
ties, of which she was chairman, be
cause she was opposed to the political
methods of the other members of the
board. Mrs. Lease will fight against
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Xrw Vouk. January 1. 1L O. Pun & Co.'
weekly review of trado: Startlnir with tbe
hirset trade evwr known, mills crowded
wttli work und all business stimulated by
I1I2I1 )iomm, tho year isi'.t lias proven lu sud
den shrinkage of trade. In commercial dlt
tisturs Hini Depression of Industries, the
worst for .VI years. The ypar closes with
prices of many products the lowest ever
known, with millions of workers seeking In
vain for work, and w ith charity lahoi In to
keep huek su'tering and marvution in all
our cities. All hope the new year may
hrirn: brighter days, hut th uend ear
loupes only a dismal record The review of
liferent departments of trade exhibits a
collapse of ludusiry and business which Is
almost without precedent. Not only manu
factured ids us a whole, but the most Im
portant farm products are no low that
farmers nnd little comfort. tlicial and
other reports deluded trailers w ith tno no
tion t hit crops of last year were m short
that famine prices could uu realized on pur
chases. Knormous stocks wore foouzht and
held, with the aid of tanks, until heavy re
ceipts In the sprln caused a collapse of
wheat, pork and cotton pools. llsa.-.trou
failures helped to produce alarm, which
Hoon made money impossible to pet; but
even tit the worst hour of the panle price
were scarcely lower than they are no. v.
Thus unreasonable (peculations, by pre
venting the Hale of surplus products, have
proved a irieat. In lurv t farmers at a llrno
when their enforced curtailment of pur-rha-.es
is disastrous to all other industries.
( li ar evidence of the shrinkage In diitcrnnt
branches of business U afforded by answers
received to nevernl thousand c irculars re-lio-.tlnr
titf urcH of nah durinl the last half
of s.m and is ii It is curious that the only
trade nlio-OnR any Increase as yet Is In
Krocerles. the aggregate sales belnjt 1 per
cent larzer than in the last half of 1- '2- in
:i years covered by the records of this
eney the number of failures has onlv
rliion a little above l,."n) In a year. In liJJ
the number reported has been )M0.
F. J. Dawes, a wealthy Chicago
brewer, was In New Orleans with his
wife when they received word that
their child was dying, lie chartered a
special train at a cost of $1,000 and the
run of 1,000 miles to Chicago was made
in 2' houvs. at the rate of one mile a
minute for the entire distance.
A band of tramps, well armed, waa
terrorizing the community about Hart
ford City, Ind. Tho citizens organized
un armed part and gave the tramps,
battle. Several were wounded on both,
sides from the SMI to '2 volleys ex
changed, but the tramps were de
feated nnd six captured and will ba
made examples of fot others.
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