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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, 1893.
NUMBER 7.
VOLUME IX.
AT LAST HE YIELDS
Mr. Carlisle Has Accepted the
Treasury Portfolio. ,
HIS PROBABLE SUCCESSOR
Cleveland Wanta a New Tariff B3 Pre
pared and Sought tha Kentucky's
Assistance Daa LaraoaU
Chicago, Jan. fl. The nerald'a
spec al says; "Sanator Carlisle has
nautkd Mr. Cleveland of bia accept
aace of the secretaryship of the treaa
uty. On February Mr. Carlisle will re
sign Lie teat La the senate and toaior
raw night will go to Ksatucky ia order
to confer with. Lie friend regarding
the successorship, between February
1 and March 4, the Kentncky legisla
ture will have aa opportunity to
choose a new senator. Judge Lindsey
, ia here belived to be the
leading Candidate, tat congressman
Mccreary, who bat just returned from
Europe, whitaer he went at a delegate
t tho international tilver conference,
will be ia the field. Mr. McCreary was
today in consultation with the Ken.
lucky senator eb ut the matter and
will follow Mr. Carlisle to Kentucky ia
a few Jays. Mr. Carhele was finally
induced to acceptthe treasury portfolio
tnroogh Mr. Cloelud's instant tt.at
it i his desre to have a lit tariff bill
prepared ty his cabinet during trie
coming summer, and tnat in this work
ha Mi as if he ruust hate too assistance
of the Kentucky senator. So far as is
known bere, only two place in the
cabinet hate U-en tided by Mr.
. C.eveland. Carlisle will l secretary
of tne treasury and Dan Lamout will
bo secrrtary of the navy or poatm aster
general, as the exigencies of cabinet
making may in most convenient.
Without mucn doubt. ex-Governor
tiray of Indiana will be secretary of
agriculture if be decides lo'accept the
pUce.
HitVXlfi THE TOtatN.
Coneressman Harter Sees Financial Ruin
and Run to Grovcr.
Washington, Jan. 6. Congressman
M. I), llarter of Ouio, the well-known
antv-iler representative, left for New
Yor tonight to confer with President,
elect Cleveland over his resolution to
suspend the purchase of silver by tho
United States until an international
agreemeul shall have been reached by
al least Germany, France, Great Brit
ain and the United btates, fixing tne
valuation of ulver for coinage pur
Doses. Mr. llarter has been calculat
ing the cost of the silver purchased by
the government under tne Sherman
act of 1SV0, and ia prepared to present
to Mr. Cleveland some figures which
he thinks are significant and startlirg.
lie says but few persons know what
enormous losses have been sustained
by the government in the purchase of
silver.
Taking the treaiury statement for
December aa a tas:s. Sir. llarter said:
At the present mar ret value of silver,
' woven is hctituou or on stilts, due to
onr mdnthly purchases of the worth
lM trash, for which there is no leg. ti
ro Ate market anywhere ut current
prices, tne lues will not be less upon the
coined dealers and silver bull on in tne
treasury as valued ia the statement re
ferred to than f b,000. Beyond a rea-
. sop able doubt, fifty cents an ounce
wou.dbea Urge price for silver bul
lion on a business basis today, acd this
would mean $ 133.0' X,000, but we must
bold this silver in trust against the
notes issued fur its purchase, and we
may hare to do this down to a point
where; tnirty cents per ounce will te a
higu figure'for it. there being scores of
mines that produe for hi. When
this time comes, our losses, even if we
top buying tomorrow, will swell up to
not far from f bvi.ooo, 0:0. Altogetner
this silver speculation and misuse of
th'j pubtic iredit eince 173 was tie
mot monumental noanc ut bluuder m
human history."
IMUKl.Xi AtiAIX.
The Watch J 35 Wants to Know Who
Owr.a ths Lands.
Washington, Jin. 6. Kepre scntative
Jlolman, chairman of tho anpropna.
tions committee, will tomorrow oiler iu
the bouse the resolution:
Whereas, It is alleged that the real
estate in the city of I'hiladelphia in
wb ch the United Mates mint is situ.
atd is he;d by title wmch willeipiro
and terminate when the property shall
ira.4 to be used ty the United Mk
as th ite fur tf;e mint: therefore
UeHolTed, That thn judiC.ary com
mittee be instructd to inquire into tho
facts and report to the bouse the
ntnre of the title t y which th prop
erty is held by the United Mates, w;tn
authority to "nn.t for persons arid
ptpers in ascertaining the nature of
th til!.
Mr. Holm.sn's resolutions will be of
fred with a Iettar signed ty Knli-rt
Wilcot, in which it :s maintained that
the m ar property n.nt revert to its
original proprietors when ceaed to be
used a mint. Mr. Holmn stid tn;t
he knw nothing of the facts in the
rtter.
KeprMntative P.-ngham of Pennsyl
vania tndy ms.le a r.treful invest;?
t on of tii matter and is convinced
that thr is nothing in Mr. Wi'.cor's
c a.m. Mr. flingham fonnd thstt the
property was purchase 1 ty the United
Hts n 2') for thirty d 1 thousand
l- lltrs. II eniin J the dedi and
fjurvt thai the Un:Ud Mate held ttle
by at s.i ut p -trhas. H- said that il
was rrp!y s'l-'h an rstructioo as
roms to ail pnrch of pr prty in
large cities. H ri t tomn i
Mr. HoJrr.an's i't cn rv r?f''rr!ng
tft whole matter to tu attt riev gen-
ernl.
cist or wnir.
War Dtptrtment N:t AT-rei at th?
Row cn M.v.o's UuTTr.
WHir,,r-v, Jn. (. The wsr de
partment fas adopted no new p.diry
c'ncrr!:-:g th ttter preservation cf
order on tre fei:car brdr, and to
j-jnnt a frvnrnent ocsl of th ct.
p.rtntent. ,,tr ler crpct'bs entirely
ria nta tie! oil I a radmad is t)4t
along t;ie d:vd.rc In, thus ins ir tig
tii fn ' transfer of tro p." An r.le
h teen i id for a new tigrrh
Jm from Kot MoI:itfsh. Tel., t
insure I'l ek trr?ni.sioa of msst
from th seat of troltl, and l.J-i. i.
K. Masfls d of the gnal cert has be i
r ted to p t w th its csrt.c
t.:i. i;etrd th , and t:;e e;np .
uteut of eitra v Itncs tn-sre w.i. t a
charge from tha present policy of the
department. There la do truth in the
report that the F.fth catalry, now in
tha Indian territory, haa beeb ordered
to reinforce) the troopa now in the field
in, Texas.
General Schofield said thia morning
that there were already iu&cient
troope in Texas to suppress an uprising
more forrudable than the present ap
pears to be. The three troope of the
heventh cavalry will rernaiu there for
some months, but the four troops of
the Third cavalry recently ordered to
Fart Kiley, Kan., will leave for that
post aa soon as tha present troubles on
the border are at an end.
BY KOCTT'S ADVICE.
The Colorado Dead-Lock May Last for
Several Weeks.
Pcnvck. Jan. 6. There is no indica
tion of a break in the dead-lock ia tho
Colorado senate. If continued it will
take the legislature uutit organized
over Tuesday, the day set for the in.
auguration of governor. In the mean,
time Governor Koutt's message is
awaiting delivery, but this cannot be
don until both houea are properly
organized, (iovernor Ilouit was in con
sultation with republican leaders pi
both branches and b advised them to
hold out against the lillibusterer.
BANDMASTER CAPPA DEAD.
Gil mart's Great Rival lias a Tumor in
the Lungs.
Xexv YoK, Jan. 6.Tbe well kn wn
mu:cian. Carlo Alberto Cappa, band
master of the Seventh regiment, died
at o'clock this morning at his resi
dence. Mo. 123 Kat Ninety-Second
street. His death was due to a tumor
in the right lung. Mr. Cappa bad
been ill for only a few weeks, and it
was said ti at be was sutlenng only
from a slight cold. II is death this
morning came as a surprise.
Mr. Cuppa, was born at Alessandra,
jNUdma, in ISol. Young Cappa re
ceived his early education at the Royal
academy of France. Leaving reboot
lite at tne age of 10, he joiued the Sixth
Lancers (French), where w. eervrd bix
years ia the t:ind. In 18-Vs he came to
the United States and cnluted in tne
uavy, where he served two years, be
coming leader of the band on board
the f riga te Congress. Cappa then went
to New York and eventually became
eader of tne now famous Seventh regi
ment band, and his service in tho
Seventh regiment has been a continu
ous one of over tnirtydwo years. Mr.
Cappa was also a member of Thomas'
orcnestra for seven years, from ISo'J to
is;c. .
D'LESSEPS CONFESSES.
He Will Maks Startling Rsvelations on
the Stand.
Park, Jan. 6. It is reported that
the proof against M. Laihut, as well as
against . other important personages
whom the government is prosecuting
or preparing to prosecute, is duo to au
understanding arrived at between the
authorities and 31. Charles De Lease ps.
whereby the latter, in consideration of
giving all the information in his pow?r
in relation to the beneficiaries of
Panama corruption, is to be treated
with great leniency, if not admitted to
atmolute immunity. The report is that
M. Charles DeLesseps has made an
u nreserved statement of all the facts
witnin his knowledge. M. De Lesseps'
motives are said to be not only to se
cure immunity as mucn as possible
from the penalty of the law, but also
to convince the public that the Panama
company was lorced by irresistible
pressure on the part of officials and
press to choose letween wholesale cor
ruption and the threatened ruin of the
enterprise. It is ?aid that the acknowl
edgments made by M. le Les.-ep3 are
of the n.ot fetartling character, and
will cause a sensation in America as
well as in France.
UAH NO riKAlt.
Francs Is Amused at ths Royalist Gath
ering in Spain.
Paris, Jan. 6. The government ex
hibits very little regard to the royalist
gathering m Spain. A leading sup
porter ! M. Kibot is reported as say.
mg: "There are three parties in France
wtiich want to take advantage of the
Pau:tma scandals to overthrow the re
public. I arn persuaded to believe that
there efforts will como to naught.' Tn
royalist party is utterly corrupt, and it
is a party opposed to light. Were it in
power there would to just as much
selling of votes and intluence, that any
one trying to expose them would he
sent as a white slave with recidivous
vagrants and mendicants to work in the
nickel mine of New Caledonia. I lo k
forward to the scandals of the hour
arousing the electorate to a sense ol
tne value of moral character and to the
necessity of mure raro 10 fleeting dcp
ulifs. p.ut I do not apprehend a revo
lutionary sweep. ng away of those insti
tutions wh.ch havu be-n won through
strenuous r'lorts extending ovr the
11 hundred years. England has bad
a most corrupt parliament at different
times Within th last "1.0 years; but that
was not a rtssou t gel rid of the parli
nientary system. It was only a reason
for reform and watr nfuiness. I see no
s en anywhere of a wish to ruh bade
to any pr.-tender."
Mar Succarr.b to Hunger.
1'f.RLiN, Jan. C Tim strikers in the
saar and other mining ditrict num
ber twenty-tw thousand and include
many women who are determined to
right to t:e hitter en I. Many of the
m?n are an.x vi to ret-irn to wnrk. At
inrt, ijrs held today th.s pre rnt wern
chietlv women. Tb-r is torch s u t r r -
ing among the striker and it is thought
that hunger will soon drive thtni back
to worit.
Another Utira'ut.on for Costs I'.ica.
( try f Mk v: , Jsn. ? Fr-'iit infrr.
matron received rw-rei it is tx'l-vfd .
revolution is pro'-ai'l -.n Costa K ca. Il
is aui that the resident t the repnb.
lie has ackuowi-'ged that an effort
niST be til l'i ti de,isf f ri.
L:3!r to G) Yacht n.
Iry, Jan. f". Mis. Ftnstry H
taptdiy rev-nvr ring f r c t her per- at
tack of iiines. he eiperts si.rtlv to
le !! tt st art on a tr p m l..-r yaciit
Wii;t- Lad. ttD, wr.ioh st.e recently pur
0 ciasfd.
Ardrw i Ps.-ein.
Nf.w Y.-stu. Jsn. ?..lr. anl Mi.
tartief :s srrivrvl n.-ro t. dv. I(e mSl
,' fr tnoa oti Weiiiit-sd y neti.
He eipet to return nr m Marr.i.
Jt-k Asnt jn Dead.
Nfw Jn. t-JcV A'..t.,n,
l'i p'u !.t,nii,i in I riitvw3 h,p.ul
at j u. iv u giit-
WILL BE A LEADER
That Is What Crocker Says
About Murphy.
CLEVELAND IS UNGRATEFUL
The "Boss Pointa Out Why Grover
Should Not Antagonixs the Tarn
many Tiger at All.
New Y'okk, Jan. 6. Since Mr. Cleve
land has come out openly against Ed.
ward Murphy, Jr., as Hisccck'e suc
ecior in the senate, Kicbard Croker,
the boss f Tan many Hall, has been
asked a dozen times a day if bo thought
it would array the president-elect and
b's policy against Tammany Hall. Mr.
Croker has steadily declined to answer
this question. Today he spoke about
it for the first time.
Hewasaked; 'Ioyou think that
if Mr. .Murphy was elected senator that
Mr. Cleveland in return for it will
take np a position hostile to Tammauy
Hall?"
Mr. Croker hesitated for a moment
and then said he did not think Mr.Cleve
lanu would do so. He spoke slowly.
"No," he said, "our friendship for Mr.
Murphy will not make Mr. Cleveland
hostile to tho regular democracy of the
state. Mr. Cleveland is, I think, a man
of too brod ideas, a man of too high
ideas, of political justice to allow hnn-Kt-If
to take such a step. That is my
tirst reason for thinking so. My second
reason is as cogent. Tammany Hall
went to Chicago opposed to Mr. Cleve
land, he fought every inch of the
ground until he was nominated. Then
we came out in his support and stood
by nun to a man until be was elected.
Now Mr. Cleveland is opposed to us in
thepirtion of our candidate for sena
tor Mr. Murphy.
proud of Murphy.
"The wishes of tho regular democ
racy will be respected by the assembly
and Mr. Murphy will bo elected. Mr.
Cleveland is not the sort of man to
turn on us because our candidate is
elected. Common gratitude would
be enough, for' we did not
turn on him when he was victorious.
"There is much," continued Mr. Cro
ker, in answer to a question, "that is
misunderstood about the contest for
senator. We are not hostile to Mr.
Cleveland just because Mr. Murphy,
our candidate, is not Mr. Cleveland's
choice, nor will Mr. Murphy oppose
Mr. Cleveland if he is elected, which of
course goes without saying. Mr. Cleve
land docs not knowMr. Murphy'sstrong
points. If he knew him as well as 1
do, in justice to Mr. Cleveland I must
say I think he would consider Mr.
Murpny an able man and one fitted to
represent the great state of Now York
m Washington."
"Mr. Murphy is not an orator, but
he has wonderful executive ability.
And together with his other admirable
qualifications will make him a senator
to-tie proud of. Mr. Cleveland will
never have cause to regret the fact
that the organized democracy of New
York put Mr. Murphy up. His election
is certain. 1 think he will get every
democratic vote in the assemblv."
HOPED UK UNDERSTOOD.
Ricd Has a Little Fun at the Expenses
of KUgore.
Wa.nisGTox, Jan. 6. The session of
the bouse today was an eventful one.
The attehdance was small and nothing
but private business was considered
with the exception of a bill regarding
muster and puv of certain officers and
men of the volunteer forces. About
twenty-five private bills were passed
aud the house adjourned until to
morrow. In his prayer this morning the chap
lain uttered a special invocation for di
vine protection for the governors and
legislatures of the several states. The
srx-aker, after the approval of the jour
nal and a fruitless call of committees
for reports, stated that on December 17
a bill had been called up by Mr. Outh
wuite extending the provisions of the
act t provide tor the muster and pay
of certain officers and men for the vd
untcer forces. He further stated that
upon that date no quorum had voted
upon the measure aud its consideration
bad been postponed until Monday. Mr.
Kilgore (democrat) of Texas suggested
that the bouse had had no authority to
make any order for postponement as
there had been no quorum present.
The Speaker No quorum voting.
As he -uttered these words the speaker
himself could not repress a smile, while
n laugh went through the house, which
was made more cmpnatic when Mr.
Keed (republican) of Maine dryly re
marked that he hoped that the gentle,
man f.oin Texas would understand the
distinction. It was a perfectly legal
one. The bill was passed. The house
then proceeded to the consideration of
the unfinished business, being private
pension bills coming ovf r from last ses
sion. Four or five were passed without
opposition, but Mr, Kilgore mnde the
point of no quorum on the next, and a
call of the house was ordered. One
hundred and eighty-six members re
sponded to their names. Then about
twenty-five private pension bills were
pass'i without opposition, and at 4:.'.J
o'clock the houe adjourned until to
morrow. JtH. Iff AMD LCI! r:CITKD.
Us Wants to Hoii Congre3S Responstbls
for Incoming Cholera.
WAitiNiiTo5, Jan. 6. Today's ses
sion of the ecnt was given un eclu.
sivoly to the diruM-n of the bill mi
ti.esubjtct of quarantine regulations
and its co-reUt;e n: .ire, t!if bill m
uspend immigration for on y .tr. Mr.
Chandler r pul l CJO! of New II imp.
shire spoke for about throe hours, de
voting tiu'St of his trgtiniont to the l.it
tin ntioned b;il, a though the other was
realty thft o:o' that was np fr discus.
s:oi. To ti9 latter, howev.r, sti
a'nen-"! ment was pr i ding to ithoru.j
the pr-ident t ioft prt daunt o i
s'ispriiditig immigration fr-': count! u s
wher cholera may t e- j levadiiij;.
Mr. handler treated trm pr pos.i.n
a an r of cowardice on the psrt of
coirr in itiipr.s.ng responsibi tty
up" ! te r rf i lent w.tad i f taking
tit re5.f,s d.ddy it if. He was a.
nirt ty Mr. Krye jrepui-i'sni of
Mi.r-- l. .si ti.e H'Cctiong pre dent w
retai l?! to shrink fr u rtp.oit, il
ity, a:iu.t!:g to Mr. . ievtlai.a's u
tt- u (n the. Mil jct of New Vorfc 's ru
atofihip. Tt t p.rov..ked a laut h ai.d
Mr 'r.ar.dif-r deprecated tua Ma o:
r.iii. r ttiiu.f.jf I n w tiiC n i'.i i a
M- o i-tit.if-. t. He went on, irt n e
coulee of fc.a remarks, to speak of tue
recent entertainment given by the
North German Llyod'i Steamship com
pany to the Gridiron club, and made
aouue sarcastic allusiona to the liberal
ity of that company to government
officers traveling in Europe.
Arguments against the quarantine
bill were made by Senator McPhereon
(democrat) of New Jersey and Mr.
Piatt (republican) of Connecticut, Mr.
Mills (democrat) of Texas, Mr. lKdph
(republican) of Oregon. Many amend,
ments were offered, some of which
were agreed to; the others going over
until tomorrow, when the bill comes up
as a special order.
COCNCILStAft AMD DAT CASE.
The Chicago Speculators Have the Case
Decided Against Tbera.
Washington, Jan. 6,Mr. Cullom
eat in his seat yesterday ready to spring
to his feet in defense of one of the
amendments to the commerce act that
was up for consideration. He was
prepared for a tight, but, somewhat to
ii is surprise, there was not a voice
raised in opposit'on to the bill, and it
went through without a dissenting
vote. The amendment was one which
remedies the defect in the law found
by the supreme court in the famous
Counselman decision. It provides that
n person shall te excused from testi
fying on any criminal case based upon
any violation of the inter-state com
merce act on the ground that his testi
mony might tend to criminate himself
or subject him to penality or forfeiture.
Such person shall not be prosecuted,
however, on account of anything which
he may testify in any case, but he shall
not be exempt from prosecution and
punishment for perjury committed in
o testifying.
TAKING A BEST.
The Nebraska House Wearies and Sus
, pends Operations at Once.
Lixcom, Neb. Jan. 0. The demo
crats in the house combined with the
populists and elected the house offi
cials. Today the senate deadlock was
broken by three democrats voting for
the republican candidate for president
pro tern, thus electing him. Immedi
ately after the senate adjourned till
Tuesday, thus delaying the inaugura
tion of the state officers-elect and post
poning the election of a United States
senator. The housed also adjourned
until next Tuesday. On that day the
vote will be canvassed. ,
Postponed the Awards.
WAsnixGTON, Jan. 6. A representa
tive of tho Union iron works of San
Francisco called on Secretary Tracy
today and gave reasons why one of the
new vessels for which bids have been
offered the hattle ship Iowa and the
cruiser Brooklyn should be built on
the Pacific coast. The bids were opened
December 15 and some comment has
been caused by the delay of Secretary
Tracy in awarding- the contracts. It
was the intention of tho "secretary to
award the contracts today, but in view
of the desire of the Union iron works,
one of the bidders, to show the neces
sity for comtructmg one of the vessels
on the Pacific, action has been post
poned. ' ' .
. Belgium Very Much Alive.
' Brussjxls, Jan. 6. The Belgian gov
ernment haa asked 'Prance whether
the rejection of the proposed com
mercial treaty with Switzerland, to
which the French chamber of deputies
recently refused consent, implies a
similar refusal on the part of France
to treat liberally with Pelgium. Pend
ing a reply from France, the Belgian
government is vigorously pushing com
mercial negotiations with other Eu
ropean countries, and also with the
United States.
California's Situation.
Sacramento,, Cat., Jan. C Now that
the democratic caucus has nominated
Stephen M.White of Los Angeles for
senator, the senatorial situation re
solves itself into this. Democrats lack
two votes of a majority. Tbey will get
them from either Burke, non-partisan,
and Carson, independent, or from
Adams and Benuett, populists. A dem
ocratic senator will certainly be elected.
The legislature has adjourned till Mon
day. '
Depends On a Snow Storm.
Tor-EKA, Kas., Jan. 6. All but about
a dozen members and senators have
arrived ready for the opening of the
legislature Tuesday. Five of these
are republican members who live in the
extrsme part of the state. It is feared
that if a snow stbrm should come now
three or lour members might be de
tained beyoud Tuesday noon and the
republicans thereby lose the house.
Davis in Danger.
St. PAtx, Minn., Jan. 0. The Minne
apolis Journal, acknowledged to be one
of the foremost republican papers of
Minnesota, says in spite of tne caucus
ol Wdoesday night Senator Davis is in
such imminent danger of leing de
feated that he will remain here until
the election on January 17.
Hamilton to B; Seated.
Hf.i f.na, Mont, Jan. G. The demo
crat and popuiist members of the
huse of representatives have come to
an understanding Jn regard to the cele
brated Box Elder precinct case. Ham.
ilton, the denn crat will be seated not
later than next Wednesday.
Is the bsme Story.
Washington, Jan. C Ir. Johnston
made his v. sit loniglt to Mr. Klauie's
r faience at 6 o'clock. He lound Mr.
Blaine atout the same as he had been
throughout the day. A call at Mr.
IUaino's reaidence at 0 o'cltw k brought
forth the statement that Mr. Blame
was "a I.ttle belter,''
To Dawn Casey-Bimari-k,
N. Ih, Jar. (5. Tho sena
torial contest is txvoii ins a light to Co?
death. Fi-tiovernor O.-dway is on ios
way her from Washington t heroine
a candidate and representative John
son will come to Bismarck atly next
week to ; all hs inMumtc against
laey.
Kcnna Is Comfortable.
Vaiiv..;ox, Jai. f rr.nior Keai a
at 7 o'ca ck una eveii.ng w as i ortidf red
mofis om.'ortat So ty hn phvtuiaus
and laiuily.
Are P:gbing ihr.
Ni tv Yok. '". Coift rn-ng the fail
"r or the. n'L'ot At;o:u b tt .i t' '
Psii-MrvA ri!i-.a I omp'1 and the
PfcofL- AUu sud Stea-i'ship company
tr a i.w i i.:.trirt, tie nerat N-ton,
; rs ,t ut ..f i lti p.i';.(;.a rtifo t
pAi.y iMidt-"l tv: "Vt. had t-een neeo
it!i k iftte.ttir'y w;m tr ,i Pac he Mi
end "-iptir.sh.p company, tut U' r"
fui ro fri.ro C. P. IL.i.i.n-to.i wVo
repr,-, ;lt lUf. v,.;,t'.et:i l'.--f.C t !
f 1 a t f-pao?, ft t: h i, wl vuurso, '')
vt out cii.tf tiij.4.ii a.
WflOTE OF HIS END
Sherman Knew That He Would
Be Killed.
VENGEANCE OF PARIS TERRORS
A Society That Is as Powerful and
Merciless as ths Mafia The
Murderer Confesses,
Jsjjfemikg, Jan. 6. The work of ven
geance of the Mafia is equaled by facta
which have just come to light in con
nection with the death of Aunal Sher
man, the overseer in Walton's lumber
camp, near this city. Sherman was
found dead with a bullet in hit breast
and a revolver beside him. Gazing
stoically at the dead was a Frenchman
named Antony Murry, who haa been
working in the camp. He explained
that Sherman bad been quietly sitting
by the stove when he suddenly drew a
revolvei and shot himself.
A search of the dead man's clothes
disclosed an old envelope inside which
was scrawled in French: "If I, Annal
Sherman, come to a violent end, charge
it to the work of Paris Terrors. Ten
years ago I violated the society's laws
and have since been pursued by oue of
its number. He overtook me in San
Francisco in 1886, and has followed me
here. He is hounding me to death."
Then followed; a brief description of
his pursuer. A comparison showed
that it fitted Murry exactly, and he
was at once taken into custody. He
practically admitted that the crime
was his work. He explained that in
1882 Sherman failed to perform a cer
tain task alloted to him, and through
the failure two members of the society
were guillotined. Since then Sherman
has been under the ban of the society,
and one of its emissaries has been on
his trail. J
WORK OF AX ICE OOKGK.
The Entire Coal Fleet at Cincinnati Was
Destroyed by Ice.
CixcisNATr, Jan. 6. Thirteen years
ago an ice gorge broke up at this port
on the Ohio river with great destruc
tion to property. This evening a gorge
broke with nobody knows what loss to
boats and coal fleets. Heavy ice has
been floating and forming up in the
Ohio river for the past two or three
days. No gorge was formed until 10
o'clock this morning. The stage of the
water here is fifteen feet. The ice
gorged at 9 o'clock this morning be
tween the Louisville tt Nashville bridge
and the Cincinnati railway bridge.
Floating ice came down and
joined the gorge. Below the river
was claar. In this immense raft
were locked all the coal fleets
the nine packets and several tow boats.
At half past 4 o'clock this immense
body of ice began to move in a solid
mass. The packets and tow boats
escaped with little or no injury. On
the otner hand every coal fleet suffered.
The total loss is estimated at f 200,000
or more on barges and boats.
YESTERDAY'S F AILURES.
The Leeds Land Company Goes Under
for Half a Million.
Sioux City, Ia., Jan. 6. The Leeds
Land & Improvement company of this
city failed today, with liabilities of
$-300,000, and assets of less than
$1,000,000, mostly in real estate, on
which scarcely the amount of liabili
ties can bo realized at this time. The
company was organized to build the
manufacturing suburb of Leeds for
speculative purposes. In doing
so it incurred a largo indebt
edness over and above its in
come from the sale of property.
Some holders of prior liens pushed
their claims, and John I. Brooks of
Boston, financial agent, was sent to in
terest eastern stockholders in raising
money to satisfy them. K. C. Hender
son, a local creditor, found that he had
raised f 100,000, but had misappropri
ated it, and his discovery precipitated
the failure.
Mexico, Mo., Jan. 6. L. C. Gove A
Co., drv goods, were closed by the
sheriff today. The assets are f30,000.
Evansvilxe, Ind., Jau. G. J. K.
Lindley & Bros., dry goods and car.
pets, tailed today. Liabilities and
assets are about $50,000 each. ;
i
TUl'NU PARRICIDE.
Albert McDonald Kills His Parents In a
Fit of Rage.
Hcntsvit.le, Tex., Jan. 6. A terrible
double murder was committed today
by Albert McDonald, who shot his
father and his stepmother dead.
Young McDonald, who is only 20 years
old, became involved in a row with his
father over a horse, and in a frenzy of
rage seized a gun and shot the old
man, who was sitting by the fireside,
killing him instantly. The woman at
tempted to escape from the house and
was shot down as she ran. McDonald
(Ul Imt bloodhounds from the neni-
! tentiary were put on his rail and he
was captured in a snort time, lie con
fessed. t
SHOT HI1 PARI NKIl HEAD.
A D.s3olute Young Lawyer Will Meet
a Fitting End.
GiTuntr, Jan. C K. M. Beat, a
young attorney, and F. II. McKiniK n,
his former partner and one of the mot
prominent att rnys in the territory,
were Ulkiog on the streets this after
noon, when P.eal sudiirnly drew his
r.t shot ilrKu non four times.
! i iioffl hd l-ocn- hard fcelincs tftwien
fem since their partnership was dis- j
' solvfvl two montns as:o. Beal tarns :
from Mi?ivipp last suiKtner and has a
I young wife. He is dissipsted and a
lew wtHKx opo mae an unsuciesuui
Attempt at snirid'.
i ii r.i; tt av nun.
Confy Island Has n Oie Ilunirfd
Ihcusi.-.d Dal'ar Dlare.
Cosrv l-i sm, Jan ft. .West Brighton
hotel, Yandervor's bathing pavilion,
( t s vher'e drug store, Flcrhar.lt
l &'tr pop. urkhsrdl's t.otfl' and
Hr!on' lusik da.ry wrre totally de
strote.l by fsro tor ijht. The damage
! c!i'o! d at f h),(-. The firf-mn
hfid t.std work sav.r-g thr Wrst J Yd
ptv.!iin, wbf i the onev Island Ath
irt;c !-;! f,ht w re hf Id.
VVYl l.p PufTiIo.
It ii c if Jj?. t; r-, vretsrv JoVn
. McCra, t,,ni,,f the iMtslurs; Pr.vjMg
svCiiniV.ia, u-a.; a rather suiU.ng
statement today. It was no lest than
that there was probability that Buf
falo would be dropped from tha grand
circuit. Mr. Mccracken gave as faia
reasons for such an action that Ham
lin, who is the head aod front of the
Buffalo Trotting association, had broken
promises made to his fellow sneenhers
of the grand circuit last season and
that Buffalo received benefits while it
rendered little good to the circuit.
KALAKIKS AND MOS4JC1TO BAR.
The Extremes That Peopla ia the North
west Endure.
Sr. Pacx, Jan. 6. Minnesota and the
Dakotas broke the record today in the
matter of weather. In Minnesota it
was snowing and blowing at such a rate
that.trathc was seriously retarded, and
the tetufierature tan down to tero.
South Dakota had the hardest rain it
has had in many months. It poured
so hard during the afternoon that a
foot of snow almost entirely vanished.
The weather was warm as in April, and
the roads became almost impassible at
Chamberlain on account of the mud.
The weather is just at the freezing
point in North Dakota and it is thaw
ing in Montana.
Wants a Go at McAuhffe.
Boston, Jan. 6. Pick Burge, the
English light-weight champion pugilist,
has just received an offer from a prom
inent New York sporting man, as rep
resentative of the new club which is
about to be organized. The offer is
a purse of 1 10,000 to fight Austin Gib
bons, or 112,600 to ngbt Billy Myers.
Burge has just returned from Montreal
and has sent an answer that he will
enter into no propositions to meet any
other man but McAuhffe until the
American champion positively refuses
to make a match.
New Trial Granted.
Knox, Ind., Jan. 6.- The jury in the
trial of Ernestine Kersting, tor assist
ing her mother in murdering her step
father, Nicholas Gerardy, near San
Pierre, a small town west of here, on
the night of September 1, 1&92, re
turned a verdict a 9 o'clock this morn
ing, after being cut fifteen minutes.
The defendant was found guilty of
manslaughter and sentenced to five
years in the reformatory. The defense
asked for a new trial and will get it.
He Hoped m Vain.
Topeka, Kas., Jan. 6. A shortage of
$7,000 in the insurance commissions
department was made public today
and criminal proceedings will be insti
gated against W. B. Wilder, ex-commissioner,
now of Kansas City, and
James Billingly, his chief clerk. Al
though the governor has leen conver
sant with the fact for months, he re
fused to prosecute in hope that Wild
er's bondsmen would make good the
deficit.
Peace Again Reigns.
Caicago, Jan. 6. The committee rep
resenting the operators of the Bock
Island and the officials of tne road
adopted a schedule today, after a two
days' conference, during which conces
sions were made on both sides. While
the operators pronounee the new
schedule satisfactory, no details are
given by them. The committee did
not represent the O. IL T.
County Down With Diphtheria.
Terre Haute; Ind., Jan. 6. The sec
retary of the board of health today re
ceived a report from Coal Bluff and
Fontanet mining towns, in this county,
that malignant diphtheria is ragiug
all through that country aud that the
number of cases is increasing daily.
The epidemic which prevailed in this
city to the extent of G00 cases and
nearly 100 deaths up to Jannary is now
abating.
u Was No Cholera.
Litti-e Rock. Ark., Jan. G. Dr. Gid
dings of the Marine hospital service
has completed his investigation and
forwarded his report to Washington.
He failed to find a single cholera germ
in the discharges of deceased couvicts.
The disease was caused by the filthy
condition of the penitentiary, which
has been thoroughly cleaned acd fu
migated. As a Fake 'Twas Out of Sight.
Asherville, N. C, Jan. 6. Two cor
respondents sent by the Citizen to Bak
ersville, N. C, W ednesday, returned
here tonight worn out and disgusted,
having traveled nearly 100 miles with
horses and in a continuous snowstorm.
They pay there has been no trouble
whatever at Bakersville, nor is there
reason to expect any.
Two Jurymen Secured.
Chktenne. Wyo., Jan. 6. The sec
ond day in the proceedings of the cat.
tlemen's trial opened rather dull and
continued uninteresting today. After
examining talesmen all day but two
men were retained in the jury box and
they only on probation. There is no
hope of eecuriug a jury this week.f
Exonerated by the Grand Jury.
Ci.evei.anp, Jan. C Patrolman P.
E. Hill and Michael Deuipsey. bound
over to the criminal court for the kill
ing of Frank Caz-erro, were today com
pletely exonerated by the grsnd jury.
Cazicrro was shot and killed by Hill on
Thanksgiving evening to prevent his
stabbing Dempsey to death.
Burned to Death.
Lexinoton, Kr., Jan. 6. Mrs, Hus
ton, widow of Gen. John B. Huston,
one of the most distinguished lawyer
of Kentucky, wss burned to death this
evening. Sh possibly fell asleep fthiie
sitting in front of the fire when ber
clothing became ignited.
Oklahoma's Episcopal Bsshpp.
Torn; a, Kas., Jan, 6. Franc s Key
Brooke, pustor of Trinity church at
AUhison, was at 2 o'clock th s after
noon consecrated bishop of Oklahoma
with headquarters at Guthrie. B;rhop
Brooke is a relative and isnsrned alter
1 ranc s Ley, author of "The Star
pantrTcd Banner."
MOIionstre Dead.
Portt.anp, Ore., Jan. C William S.
Idd, one cf the ra!thiet men in the
nerthwest, died trnJay. He leaves a
w.fe, two sons, one daughter, the jat
fer the wife cf a New Yoik lnker.
The Tjiltie of his esut ; estimated at
from f5,X' . to -'0 'fAJ.
F;th Merchr:ts Fs.l.
To:rr-o, Jan. C. I). Y, Horell A
ii, t ig bh dealers cf th s r:!r hsve
fs.iej, w in liabilities at fl'V'') and
aree ts at f-v"-'- 1 hey wtrs tr- oi-t
firm in the cdy, having tsiab.ihd bus
iness m IS Cm.
!JbC ' e.F Fifth Dtii.
fhn.ivh Cab. Jan.C Pro!b'y the
lr?.Ht mm -n the Fer.hc c' hf
toiv,ws f htr I'rnty. a c-
rHre. ft- wfgt; fenr tun J red and
i -g''ty p-inda.
HOW THEY TOOK 12
Mr. Dlod-ctt Ep!i!r.3 tha fJ
tenco cf f.!r. LfJC2,
seclusio;. in a onus ctc::
Caaatov Csociisi- Tt Crr? q
Tea Pc!sr a&i Ua J
Lavmea, Jta. e. Tbacrdtj t -)
cf the pxst few tlaya cava plzz ti'j
morning to the buttle of a ctrrrJ
exodut frota the Capital City. VTciry
legislators and worn out cSca crclrrj
appeared in the lobbies of tha tcizli u
a laxy hour of tha gnomic cad ttzii
heavy eyet and shuClics pjjtj b
tokened a relapse from tha high rcr.
vous tension under which they fciT
been existing for the past thrte or four
days. Most of the gossip about its
corridors was on the result cf Ltri
night's caucus.
. The question most frequently htiri
was, "How does ex-Governor Lc
take bis defeat?" The ex-goveruor
himself appeared on the scene about 10
o'clock, and if he felt any disappoint,
ment over his defeat it was not observe,
able. He shook hands warmly with
many friends who preesed forward to
greet him and evidently bad no desire
lo hear expressions cf condolence,
iJobn B.odgett explained to those
who enquired why it was that Mr.
Luce did not show up after the cancus
last nisiht, that the governor had gone
down to a drug store a block oreo
away from the hctel when the escort
ing committee arrived and that hta
errand :a the arothecarv ihon v.
himtbere for nearly three-quarters of
an hour.
Mr. Blodfett Etplea.
"He did cot intentionally absent
himself." said Mr. Elodrett. and h
was greatly dieappoinud when be
found thai he had missed the com
mittee."
Senator Etockbridce met his late op
ponent in the ofhee of the hotel short
ly after the firs, appearance of the
latter. The recent rivals for senatorial
honors shook hands fraternally and
then engaged in a moment's conversa
tion that appeared to Le a mere ex
change of compliments.
"We are still good friends, re
marked the senator, in referring to the
incident a little later on, at the dinner
table.
How does Mr. Luce take his de
feat?" inquired a legislator who sat at
the table. "He is too old a noliijrian
to be upset by the fortunes of war,"
replied fctockbndge. "It makes me
laugh to hear people refer to me as an
aristocrat," continued the senator.
"Now, in all propriety the terra farmer
might te anixed to my name as con
sistently as to that of ex-Governor
Luce. At a matter of fact, I am more
of a farmer than lie is, and own four
farms at the present time, all under
cultivation."
A Bealslwcsca,
Senator "Tom" Palmer eat at a Utia
near by. He seems to be about
the only sorehead in th nti-
Stockbridge camp. Glancing in the
direction of his antagonist, Fenator
Stockbndge remarked: "There is my
bitterest political enemy. Torn' has
never forgiven me tor my action in the
caucus that nominated Governor
Jerome in Jackson. Palmer and I
were both candidates at the time, aod
I went over to Jerome with my forces
because it seemed to mo at lh time
the majority so willed it. 1 met 'Tom
snoriiy auer tue convention ana ne
seemed very bitter towards me. 'D
vou.' said he. 'I'll ret even with von
some day after this.' "
illiam A. Tateum will remain bere
over tomorrow and return to Grand
llapids in the evening to spend Sunday
at home. Ho is very busy consulting
with his supporters as to the arrange
ment of the committee in the house.
He makes no secret of the fact that
the best things are reserved Tor his
active friends. Alderman Anderson
left for homo this afternoon. He is de
lighted with bis experience in Lansing
as tar as it has goue. "Little Jake"
tseliginan has been a leading attraction
iu the Downey since his arrival and
last night he celebrated the victory of
i-nator Kockbridge by putting all the
wine in the houw oa top.
Orlffln's Plaint.
As a result the few guests who re
tired before morning with a view to
getting a litlle sleep were forced '-o
crawl out again and join the fcstivitira
in aelf-defense. "Little Jake's" ltr
bill this morning was 4t7. He claim
to have purchased the Alma eenitanutn
of A. M. Wright for (300,00(1 and ex
hibited the papers in the deal.
Griffin of Detroit, the democratic
member in the house whose seat is con
tested by Miellenberger, the republican
candidate, said lo I ke Hi rai t corre
spondent: "The grounds on which m
seat is contested are that more voles
were cast in the fourth precinct of the
Fifth ward than there were names on
the poll list."
Mr. Griflin is the youngest member
of the bous urid is very boyish iu ap
pearance. He is but r'-cently out of
college. Every train call in the hotels
today started laree dr legations far th
backs and buss a. and a majority of
the legislators who remain
n;Chtill leave for tbe.r
morrow.
orr-r t--Itomes
lo-
STOt KnitlIiK At rtOXK.
II e Is Given Reception br tie Cltl
rens of Kalamaxeo.
Kalamatoo, Jan. C enator fiStfS
bridge arrived heme at 45.3a o'clock, tve
companied by several Kalamazoo
friends who were with him during the
past few days. He was met at the de
pot by friends in carnages and escorted
to the P.urdick beue. White's band
played st the hotel as he ap;-e-ared. A
short reception wss held in the erlor,
when the sf-rjsior d.ried, b,ui renewed
the reception at 8 "rWk. Nearly one
thousand p-rors f all partis s greeted
mm r.1 iit?tted to ibe story of tie
contest fron bfeowu If e ds t!it
srar Thorns Palmer or ar.y of Lure's
barkers in describing v. hsl h bt l Vj
contend w.th to Win. Jle p'sres rnnr h
credit to b.s scri tsry, K K ).d, for
h.a Victory.
I ot m ni i mi t.
Touching Search of Hetl-ISroken
Father for His Dtstbt?.
jA'Ki--.'-:, Jan. f: -Vt ; O ITsnlsn,
t'te "eii tot?nef of putt twl rr''?'t
X?i.bl;n, came to Jackson tc-asy &n tbe

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