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VOL. XXXIII. NO. -WHOLE NO. Hi?.-].
The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Ptrtfc DOMESTIC. Aim A. DL-MONT, supervising in spector general of steam vessels in the treasury department, reports that dur ing the past fiscal year there were thirty-three accidents, in which 336 lives were lost It was estimated that 600,000,000 passengers were carried during the year,* making one life lost to each 1,755,457 passengers carried. Loi'IS AIH.ER, a wholesale cloak deal er in Chicago, failed for SHOO,000. JOE JEFFEHSON, owned by A, L. Sar dig, paced 4 miles at Knoxville, la., in 10:10, thus lowering the world's record of 10:34,'* made by Longfellow at San Francisco in 1861. W. F. 11 A iiti), manager of the Bank of Madera, Cal., was said to be nearly 8100.000 short in his accounts. GOI.D-BEARINO dirt was said to have been found in immense quantities in Jackson and Clay counties, Kan. Two NF.OROK8 were lynched near Burnham, Tex. They had participated in a negro dance row, acd it was sup posed they were hanged by enemies made there. THE members of the National Feder ation of Women's Press clubs in ses sion in Boston elected Mrs. Sallie Joy White, of Boston, as president. A FIRE in Cleveland, O.. destroyed business property valued at 8200,000. John Grady, a fireman, was killed by a falling floor. Dt •KINO the first season under the new tariff law the government has paid out nearly 510,000,000 in sugar bounties. The amount of sugar pro duced in the United States is about one eighth of the amount consumed. DURING the year ended June IJO the total production of oleomargarine in the United States was 44,392,400 pounds. THE Choctaw Indian council has passed an act which will have the ef fect of making negroes from the states who seek a promised land go to some other country besides that nation. JUSTICE WOODMAN lined several of the anarchists arrested in Chicago for carrying concealed weapons. TWENTY-FIVE steamships, carrying a total of 3,000.000 bushels of grain, have been chartered out of Baltimore this week. IN Omaha, Neb., Capt ilattie Smith, of the Salvation Army, was fatally shot by Miss Nettie Biedler, who then took her own life. Jealousy was the cause. THE annual report of John W. Ma son, commissioner of internal revenue, show^ that the total receipts for the last fiscal year from all sources were $146,0:55.416, an increase of 83.440,719 over the receipts for the previous fiscal year. AN incendiary fire in Lexington, Neb., destroyed property valued at 8100.000. OI.IVKR HOYK and his little grandson were fatally kicked by a vicious horse at Kenosha, Wis. A HI.AST of giant powder at Lyons, la., blew out both the eyes of Charles Babbett. AT l'rankfort, Ind., Benjamin Far ley was sentenced to twenty-one years in prison for the murder of Alexander Stewart at Wbitestown June 18, 1891. DURING a party given in Philadel phia to celebrate the betrothal of Miss Clara llolloway to (liristopher Folwell Miss llolloway fell d^ad. AFTER a successful career of twenty years the banking house of Bonner A Bonner at Tyler, Tex., has failed fur $500,000. IN Chicago Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Calle han, a yftung couple, were asphyxiated by escaping gas. TIIE aggregate amount of taxes col lected from tobacco during the last fis cal year was S3 J,7'.)6, *270, a decrease of 81,10:2,720 as compared with the pre eeding fiscal year. THE supreme court of Michigan has declared the indeterminate sentence criminal law in the state unconstitu tional. THE steamer Rio Janeiro sailed from San Franeiseo for Hong Kong, having on board 400 Chinamen who will not be legally entitled to return to the United States unless present laws are changed. THE visible supply of grain in the United States on the 16th was: Wheat, 88,828.573 bushels corn, 1,805,638 bush els: oats, 4.473,225 bushels. THE governor of Texas has an nounced that he will call a special ses sion of the legislature in March to elect a senator. AN earthquake shock was distinctly felt at Franklin, K.v. SIXTEEN cars were smashed I y the collision of two Panhandle freights near Pittsburgh, Pa. The wreck took fire and ltrakeman llardy was burned alive. J. II. BALDWIN and his wife, of Beatrice, Neb., were both fatally burned by the explosion of a gasoline stove. WIU.IAM RUDDY, 26 years old, of Wilkes barre, Pa, committed suicide by pouting kerosene oil on his clothing and setting it afire. He was overcome by seeing his mother drunk. IN a row over a game of cards in a 'saloon at Chandler Creek, Col., John Cox shot and kiiled John Anderson and J. L. Calhoun. Ar Hunker Hill, Ind.. Mrs. Edward George, the wife of a farmer, gave birth to four perfectly developed girls. A FIITK at San Francisco, Cal., did 9100,000 damage. John liigginbotham was burned to death. Ar Point Pieasaut, Tenn., a party of farmers at the house of Frank Gal braith was poisoned by whisky and three men died. It was not known how the whisky was poisoned. HERMAN (JRUENHAUM, an old and trusted employe of the Bergner Engle Brewing Company at Phila1el phi a, was charged with embezzling up ward of 10,0JO. THE plant and building of the Bir mIngham Safe and Lock Company at Avoudale, Ala., was burned, causing a loss of 8150,000, THE post oflice department at Wash ington has introduced eleetiieal letter stampers that handle 30.00J letters au an boor. VAST fields of grain in North Da kota were destroyed by a freezing rain storm. A ci.AIM has been filed in the bureau af Indian depredation claims at Wash ngton for 81,300, the value of two -.laves stolen in 1836 by Indians in Ala bama. Interest for fifty-four years is also asked. IN New York George II. Strattcn ended a fast of forty-one days at a museum. SEVEN persons lost their lives in a tennement house fire in New York city. MR«. OK OR OK W. PRAXKK, of Fort Wayne, Ind., stepped on a rusty nail, lockjaw developed and she died in ter rible agony. INDIANA raised 58,305,794 bushels of wheat the past season, against 28,352, 346 in 1890. The corn product was 125, 092,649 bushels, and 7,888,791 bushels of potatoes were raised, against 2,083,857 bushels last year. THREE of the crew of the barkentlne North Bend, bound for the Fiji islands, were drowned at Port Townsend, Wash. AT Helena, Mont, thermometers registered 14 degrees below zero: at Aberdeen. S. !., 15 below at Bis marck, N. D.. 10 below, and at flnron, S. D., 8 below. THREE Yuma Indians were sentenced to death at Los Angeles, Cal. They murdered a medicine man who failed to produce rain at the request of the tribe. PAI.O AI.TO trotted a mile in 2:08,V at Stockton, Cal., thus securing the world's stallion record. THE schooner Hattie E. Estelle, from Chicago to Buffalo, was wrecked just outside the harbor at Manistee, Mich., and the captain, cook and a sailor were drowned. AT Newark, N. J., John Rindell Jk Sons' planing mill was burned. Loss, Sioo.ooo. J. II. BRIGIIAM, of Delta, O., was reelected master of the National Grange at the session in Springfield. AT St. Louis fire destroyed the stores of Penny A Gentles, the Sonnenfeld Millinery Company and the Famous Shoe and Clothing Company. Loss, about SI,200.000. THE wholesale grocery building of Griggs, Cooper & Co. and a hardware store at St. Paul, Minn., were burned, the loss being 8500,003. Miss FRANCES E. WII.I.ARD was re elected president of the Woman's Chris tian Temperance Union at the conven tion in Boston. THE wholesale house of the Minneap olis Glass Company and Lindsay Bros., agricultural implements, were burned, causing a loss of $300,000. NEAR Celina, O., Frank Raynor, 19 years old, was instantly killed and his younger brother fatally injured by the bursting of a shotgun. A HIGH wind caused a heavy loss in towns and cities near New York. AN aged couple, James Ellis and wife, were found dead in their home at Troy, O., from inhaling natural gas, and their three children were not ex pected to live. FIRE destroyed the entire business portion of the village of Edgerton, Mo. FOUR cattle drovers went to the house of John Rogan near Milan, Tenn., to collect some money due thein. Rogan thought they meant to levy on his cattle and gave them poisoned whisky, from the effects of which all died. BOXEB, the famous brindle bull dog, died in Boston. He had won more tights and killed more dogs than any other fighting canine of the present generation. JOHN FI.ECK and John Huth were fa tally injured by a Pennsylvania train at Tittin, O. MRS. JAMES CALVO, of Atlanta, Ga., found her son who was stolen from her twenty-three years ago, he then being a child 3 years of age. A COMPANY has been organized at Fair Haven, Wash., to raise black cats for their fur. JAMES B. THOMPSON, a stockman at Coleman, Tex., disappeared after se curing 850,000 by swindling aud for gery. A PASSENGER train rolled down a 30' foot embankment at Silver Springs, N. Y., and Mr. Iloyt, of Rochester, was fatally injured and his wife killed. AT Denver, Col., the mining stock exchange building was dedicated and the first National Mining congress opened. COMMANDER IN CHIEF PAI.MKR, of the G. A. It., favors the purchase by the national government of Mount Mc Gregor, where Gen. Grant died. THE whalingsehooner Nicoline, Ca.nt Ilerendon, arrived at San Francisco after an absence of over two years in the Arctic ocean. The schooner had several times been reported as loit. Bt'itu I.AKS relieved Charles Hoi back, at Catasauqua, Pa., of 8500 gold, consid erable jewelry and 820,00J in bonds. A WAGON containing lour persons was struck t3' a train near Greens burg, Pa., and three «of the occupant w ere killed and the fourth fatally in jured. ANDREW (U'I.ICK'S three children were killed and partially devoured by wolves at New Brighton, but a few miles from St Paul, Minn. THE statistician of the interstate commerce commission reported that the fatalities to railroad employes dur ing the past year umounted to 1,972, while the eases of injuries were 20,028 AT the closing session in Boston of the Woman's Christian Temperance union resolutions were adopted pledg ing the members of the union to re newed efforts in the cause of total al stinenee and prohibition declaring un alterable opposition to all political parties that in any way protect the liquor system, and indorsing that party which embodied in its platform lie enfranchisement of women the prohibition of the liquor traffic and the preservation of the Sabbath. A FREIGHT and passenger train col lided at Fairmont. Neb., killing two of the crew of the passenger train and in juring several passengers. MANI.Y JUSTUS and Howard Mills, prominent residents of Martinsville, Ind., went to Kansas on a visit and were killed by the bursting of a thrash' ing engine. CRESCO, HOWARD AT Lopel, Ind., Mrs. Mary floiTman and her two sons, aged 16 and 22, were suffocated by gas. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. SIGNOR MONTT, the Chilian minister at Washington, was formally presented to President Harrison. GORDON L. FORD, one of the original publishers of the New York Tribune and a lineal descendant of Noah Web ster. died in New York. EDWIN E. PRATT, for over twenty years connected with the A. N. Kel logg Newspaper Company, and for several years president of the com pany, died suddenly at his home in Chicago, aged 58 years. Ilis death was the result of a severe attack of the grip last winter from which he had never entirely recovered. HENRY ROPES, of New York, former ly United States consul at St Peters burg. died at Tenby, Wales. REAR ADMIRAL GEORGE H. COOPER, United States navy, died at his home in lirookiyu, N. Y., in his 6t*t year. FOREIGN. IT was reported that the great ex plorer, De Brazza, who recently left London secretly for Africa at the head of a new expedition, had been killed. HUNDREDS of persons were reported to be dying daily of inlluenza in the famine stricken districts of southern Russia. AUSTRIA-HUNGARY ha* followed the example of Germany and raised the em bargo on American pork. THE wife of a sailor named Hinton, at Litchfield, Eug., became wildly in sane and killed her three daughters and then fatally injured herself. A CYCI.ONE which passed over the province of Santa Fe, in the Argentine republic, destroyed the town of Arrogo Seco, and forty persons were killed and thirty injured. THE German war department has concluded its experiments with Ameri can corn, and has decided to recom mend the use by the army of bread made of equal proportions of corn and rye. VEMEI.8 arriving in Scotland from America with cattle report immense losses of animals on the passage. THE recent storm in England caused rivers in Somerset to. overflow their banks and inundate farm lands, which were damaged to the amount of $500, 000. JOINT debates were being held at Windsor, Ont., on the subject of polit ical union with the United States. BROMWEI.I. BOOTH astonished Lon don and advertised the Salvation Army by giving a dinner to 000 thieves. He asked the queen to be a patroness. A BILL for the suppression of the slave trade was introduced in the Ger man reichstag. THE French liquidator of the Pana ma Canal Company says in his official report that the United States govern ment would like to obtain control of the canal. ME XICO'S temporary reciprocity ar rangement with the United States has been concluded, and after January 1, 1892, the high duties on live stock and other products of the United States will be lowered. REFUGEES from Rio de Janeiro who had reached Montevido expressed the opioion that Dictator Fonseca would not be able to long maintain himself. THE British bark Kate Sancton was abandoned in the North sea by her crew of thirteen men, nine of whom died before being picked up. THIRTY-SIX THOUSAND coal miners were on strike in the department of Pas de Calais. France. HARDMEYER & MICIIAEI.SEN. bankers at Hamburg, have failed for 83,750,100. LATER NEWS. Chill la Improving. VALPARAISO. NOV. 30.—The people here are not anxious for a bombard ment. They have come to the conclu sion that the United States is in ear nest. and they have taken pains to as certain something about American power and resources. They know that if Americans should decide upon a bombardment they would not be de terred by interference of other nations in behalf of Chili and that the (hil ians would have to take care of themselves. When the war furor was first raised here. Englishmen went about in a bullying fashion giving the Chilians to understand that the lJritish fleet would never permit Americans to damage Valparaiso. That had much to do with the defiant attitude of Chili. Now that it is evident that the only British ally would be the London Times to whose commands the American ad miral would probably not pa}' much attention, the situation is different, and Valparaiso has concluded not to court a bombardment. THE Alliance at Indianapolis, Ind., the 20th, gave a final coup to the anti subtreasury by barring Gates, of Mis souri, from the meeting of the Alliance This was done by a resolution exclud ing "all Alliance men who are not vouched for by the chairman of their respective state delegations.'' Mr. Leonard refused to vouch for Mr. Gates, and, although he bore creden tials from his State Alliance, he was forced to retire. The anti-subtreasury people made prompt response by is suing a vigorous caH for a conven tion of anti-subtreasury Alliance men at Memphis on the 16th day of Decem ber next. IT was learned the night of the 20th, that Tonkin's silver mine which was supposed to be in Wisconsin, is located in Minnesota, near Thompson in Carl ton county. Mr. Tonkin has secured control of nearly 200 acres, including the vein, and will work it as a close corporation. AN Italian banker named Epifairio, of Philadelphia, Pa., has left the coun try taking with him 850,000 belonging to depositors. ED JETT, a teamster at Decatur, I1L, on the 20th cut his wife*s tlm#at with a razor and then his own. He died in 20 minutes but his wife has a chance for recovery. THE Secretary of War has finished his report for the year and furnished a synopsis to the press. The 3! own ffilain Dcatef PLUCK, PROGRESS, PERSEVEREANCE AND PATRIOTISM IN POLITICS. COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOV. 2(5, THE FARMERS. Mr. Heelcftfd President «*f tfc* W* tlonal AllUnce- Offlceri Chosen by the 1*. M. 15. A. —.%ti Industrial CungrrM to De Held in IVbrunry. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., X.»v. 20 -Thurs day morning was held the most im portant meeting that has yet occurred in connection with thealliaaee conven tion. This was the gathering of the executive committee of the Con federated Industrial union, com posed of the Farmers* Alli ance, the F. M. 11. A., Knights of Labor, Citizens' Alliance, Work inginen's league. Patrons of Hus bandry and kindred organizations, to consult about calling a convention of all the»e organizations on February The committee decided that this convention, looking to unity in legislative demands and politi cal action, shall be held at some point in the central states. It was then decided to leave the choosing of a city to Messrs. Terrell, Taubcneck and Baunigarten. Five cities were named to choose from—Chieago. St. Louis, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Springfield, 111. Plan for Political Aethm. The political phase of the situation cropped out in this meeting, consum ing much of the time of the session. The question at issue was whether the call for the confederated assembly. February 22, should leave the way open for the nomination of a national tickct at that meeting, or whether the scope of the work to be done there should be limited so as to prevent po litical action. The latter course was the one finally decided upon. When the assembly convenes it will proceed to draw up a platform of declarations and demands and the two gnat politi cal parties will le requested to give them consideration and in dorsement. It is not cxneeted by anyone that the two great parties will take any notice of these demands and the way will remain clear for the people's party to call a convention after the other political conventions have been held and adopt the formulated de mands of the confederated labor as sembly as its platform. This is the plan of action now determined upon by the people's party. To (icl AII the Wo'-kiufpneii. The Confederated Assembly of In* ihistrial unions, as it is called, will, in the minds of the committee, be the most important organization of re cent years. It aims at the con solidation of all laboring claH es and the subsequent diversion of the whole strength of the gigantic com bination into the rauks of the third party. It will be romposed of twoiity tive delegates-at-large from each con federated organization and one dele gate for each 10,000 or fraction thereof of members. Officer* Chosen. The executive session of the council in the afternoon was directed entirely to the election of officers. No fight was made on Polk and he was re elected by a unanimous vote, l.ouc'.'s, of South Dakota, was chosen vice president, and J. If. Turner, of Georgia, was re elected secretary. When Lecturer J. F. Willitts, of Kansas, was named for reelection the third party men put for ward James Ulley.of the same vtute, in opposition. Willitts was choeu, l»S to The K. M. R. A. At the session of the Farmers* Ifatoal Benefit association the following of ficers were elected: President, S. S. Gauze, of Iowa vice president, W. A. Bartlctt. of West Virginia secretary, John P. Stelle, of Illinois. Keform l'rr» AsNoeiatloii. The Reform Press association elected officers as follows: Dr. S. McLallin, of the Topeka Advocate, president viet president, J. 11. McDowell, of the Tennessee Toiler secretary treasurer, W. S. Morgan, of the National Re former of St. Louis. A committee consisting of T. R. Burrows aud L. K. Taylor was appointed to organize an advertising agency for tlu Reform Press. STATE FAIRS IN 1092. Schedule Arranged by the Manager* ol the Western Circuit—No Fair* in 1803. CHICAGO, NOV. 20.—The fair man agers of the western circuit held their annual meeting at the Sherman lions Thursday night A schedule for the circuit in 1892 was adopted and the state fairs will be held as follows Mississippi, August 15: Iowa, August21) Minnesota and Nebraska, September 5 Wisconsin, Kansas and Ohio. Septem Wr 12: Indiana, September 19: Illinois, September 20 Missouri, October 24. It was decided that in the nine state represented no state fairs would be held in 1^03. A committee of two was appointed to confer with Chief Buchanan, of the world's fair, in regard to the issuance of med als for excellence of' state exhibits. The various states were urged to set aside sums of money for the purpose of offering prizes at the world's fair. 11. W. Furnas, of Nebras ka, was elected president, and J. M. True, of Wisconsin, secretary. A Founder of the Republican Party. RIPON, Wis., Nov. 20. Jeddkiah Bowen, aged 75. died Thursday. He was the chief helper of A. E. Bovay, who is credited in Flowers' history with being the founder of the repub lican party. Bovay and Bowen held meetings and agitated the question of dissolving the whig party as early as 1852. Mr. Bowen was a prosperous merchant. AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN. RfssELL SAGE was a clerk. ne learned frugality in his brother's gro cery store at Troy. WIIITELAW REID, American minister to Paris, spends more than his salary in social entertainments. DEAN HOFFMAN, of the General Theo logical seminary, in New York, is said to have a fortune of $15,000,000. MRS. WILLIAM VANDERRII.T is an un usually handsome woman, with creamy white complexion, dark-brown hair, large dark-gray eyes and a remarkably fine figure. THE WOMEN ADJOURN. final Session of the W. C. T. t*. Con tion at llotitoii—Resolutions and Ma norial to Congress Adopted. BOSTON, NOV. 111. During the morn ing session of the W. C. T. U. conven tion Wednesday the work of various departments was reported upon and discussed. Mrs. Hannah J. Bailey spoke for the peace and international arbitration department, and her re marks were full of hopeful outlook for the future. "Standing armies will exist so long as the world runs if people con tinue to use alcoholic drinks." It was voted that a telegram be sent to the president and government of the United States against any belligerent action on the part of the United States toward Chili. A synopsis of the resolutions adopt ed before adjourning sine die is as fol lows: They plrdsre the members of the union to re newed efforts in the cause of total abstinence and prohibition recommend the prosecution of department work emphasize total absti nence for the individual and legal prohibition for the state: rejoice "th-it capital ists are perceiving the financial ben etlts of prohibition by the many towns being established with a prohibitory clause in char ter and deed note the founding of a Father Mathew professorship in the Catholic uni versity at Washington: approve most heartily of the sut,'s»estion that a John B. Gou?h professorship be founded in the American university at the capital and recommend the endowment of similar chairs in other institutions of higher educa tion urge women to use every means practica ble to secure equal governmental rights ia Btate and church declare unalterable opposi tion to all political parties that in any way pro tect the liquor system indorse that party which embodies in its platform the enfranchise ment of women, the prohibition of the liquor traffic and the preservation of the Sabbath recommend the carrying ot test liquor cases to the United States supreme court in order to secure a decision on the constitutionality of the liquor laws condemn the action of the state department in issuing a circular letter to the United States consuls in South and Spanish America instructing them to gather all the in formation possible regarding the beer trade ia those countries with a view of extending this business condemn the use by tobacconists of advertisements in the shape of women's forms and faces and the use of obscene cards in cigar boxes and cigarette packages protest against immoral theatrical literature and medical advertisements in many of the leading newspapers advocate dress reform protest against the legalizing of the Louisiana lottery protest against the publication in the newspapers of the details of crime and sensa tional stories. The resolutions a'so contain a memorial to congress asking that body to ratify the Brus sels treaty relative to the liquor and slave trade in Africa to pass the bill tor a commisston to investigate the social vice, and to pass the bill for a commission of inquiry on UM alcoholio liquor traffic. MANY PERISH. Disasters on Lake and Ocean in Which a Number of I.ivej Are Lost MANISTEE, Mich., Nov. 19. The schooner Hattie E. Estelle, from Chica go to Buffalo with a cargo of wheat, while trying to run into harbor here, struck the bar just ouside the piers. The crew took to the rigging and four were rescued by a line thrown bj' the life-saving crew. The female cook and one sailor were drowned, the lat ter after breaking his lees while at tempting to reach shore. Captain Es telle clung to the inizzen rigging sev eral hours, and was then washed over board and lost. I.ost Three of Her Crew. PORT TOWNSKND, Wash., Nov. 19.—A. ship's boat belonging to the barken tine North Bend, containing five of her crew, was capsized in a gale Tuesday afternoon. Two of the sailors were picked up by a passing vessel after drifting about for some time, but the other three became exhausted and were drowned. The North Bend was bound for the Fiji islands. Mauy Sailors Lost. LONDON, NOV. 19.—The fishing er Hevvett, which has arrived at Graves end, has on board Capt. Evans and three of the crew of the bark Kate Sanction from Shields, England, to Pensaeola, Fla. The Kate Sanction was dismantled by a storm and aban doned on the 11th inst., the crew tak ing to their boats. They floated about for some time without seeing a sail. It was bitterly cold and the waves almost swept over the shivering sailors. Nine died of exposure and hunger. The sur vivors were rescued by a fishing smack, which transferred them to the Hewett. A serious loss happened to the British channel squadron while e.v changing courtesies with the Spanish ships near Corunna. A barge which was returning to the British flagship after lauding the British vice consul at Corunna at the conclusion of festivities aboard, foundered in the heavy sea which was running. The engineer and four ol the crew were drowned. The Spanish sailing ship Kama, from New York for Santa Cruz de la 1'alrna, in the Canaries, which left New York October 10, found an English captain in midocean clinging to some small wreck age of his vessel. The crew had all lieen drowned while taking to the boats. The name of the lost vessel is not stated. A BIG REWARD OFFERED. Wisconsin Authorities Making An Ef fort to Find the Murderer» of Hunker Mead. WAIPACA, Wis., Nov. 19.—Interest in the Mead murder case is revived by a resolution which passed the county board offering the sheriff a reward of 5?J,000 for the arrest and conviction of the murderers or accessories to the murder. It is understood that steps will be taken at once and all the mys tery cleared up. Banker Mead was murdered by unknown parties in his bank one night in 18S-2. ltonds and other valuables to the amount of §.0, 000 were stolen at the time. No More lee Value* at St. Paul. ST. I'AI'I., Minn., Nov. 19.—The St Paul chamber of commerce has unan imously voted to have no more ice palaces, on the grouud that they give the rest of the world the erroneous im pression that this is the coldest spot on earth. It was decided to make this winter's carnival a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the city's birth. Horrible Death or an KpUeptlo. Coi.rMiu-s, O., Nov. 19. —Louis Mil ler. aged 18, a blacksmith's helper, met a horrible death here. While suffering from an epileptic fit he fell into the forge and was burned to death. THEY MUST ANSWER. Prominent firms In Chicago and Mae* alialltown, la.. Indicted for Violating the interstate Commerce I.avr. CHKAOO, Nov. *20.—The federal grand jury has found indictments against six business men and one railroad freight agent for viola tions of the interstate commerce law in discriminating in railroad freight rates. The following were indicted: Gustavus S. Swift, Ed win C. Swift, Lewis F. Swift, I). Edwin llarpnell these four eompose the firm of Swift «fc Co., the packers at the stock yards George B. Spriggs. general freight agent of the New York. Chicago & St. Louis railroad (Nickel Plate) John and George Firmenich, of the Firmenich Manufacturing Company of Marshalltown, Ia., glucose manu facturers. Warrants for the arrest of the indicted men were not issued, as District Attorney Milchrist will allow them to come in aud give bail for their appearance at the next term of court. Swift A Co'* Offense. The members of the firm of Swift Co. were indicted for obtaining re bates on the legal tariff rates. The rebates were obtained from G. B. Spriggs of the Nickel Plate road and were from ii to 5 cents per 10® pounds un dressed beef from Chicago to Buffalo and other eastern points. Frank G. Bowles, the proof before the grand jury showed, was the man who secured the rates from the Nickel Plate line. A. U. Fay, one of Swift & Co."s clerks, acted as the go-between to hide the transactions, and he received the rebates from Mr. Spriggs, the Nickel Plate man. The money he deposited in the Live Stock Exchange bank at the stock yards and after wards it was transferred to Swift & Co.'s account. In the last six months Swift A Co. received &50.000 in rebates for meats shipped over the Nickel Plate road alone. (ot a Cheap Rate. The violations of the law committed by the Firmenichs were even greater than those charged against the Swifts. The glucose company they control at Marshalltown is an immense concern, having branches all over the west and an office in Chicago. It was shown that over $80,000 in rebates had been paid to the firm within six months. It was proven that the company got a rate from Marshalltown, Ia., to Chicago of 19 cents fer luo weight. If they had paid the legal tariff the amount would have been *•.'» to ?t"0 per car. but under the manipulation of the officials of Uie Chicago, St. Paul A Kansas City road the auiouut was cut to $:i0 per car. The Punishment. The penalty for freight-rate discrim ination is very clearly set down in the interstate commerce law. The guilty parties may be fined from *1,000 to S3,000 and sent to the penitentiary for from one to three years, or both, te the discretion of the court. FARMERS HIT HARD. Vk« Recent Hlizsard I'rovea Very troun to Tliem Winter*# Approach Finds Mueti ruin In North Dakota I'n thr mlied and Much May Spoil. ST. PAI"I.. Minn., Nov. ',20—Over 200 members of the thrashing crews of North Dakota have returned here, driven home by the big storms. They unanimously report that the dispatches of the last few daj-s convey but a slight idea of the ruin wrought by the snow and cold. George Bliss," proprie tor of a thrashing outfit, paints this terrible picture of the situation: Fully one third of the grain in Grafton, Walsh and Grand Forks counties is un tbrushed. We have been compelled to leave work which paid W a day for men with teams uiiil $4 a day to common helpers on account of the condition of graiu. Tuesday last a misty rain set in (roiu the southwest and continued a greater part of the day. Toward evening the wiud shifted to the northwest and the rain changed to sleet, and finally into a blinding snowstorm. The next morning the ther mometer was below zero. The wet shocks had frozen in such a manner that it was impossible to get them through the machines. We at tempted to thrash Wednesday, but the grain thrashed umier theae conditions thawed after being put into the bins and this in itself was sufficient reason for leaving the rest in the Held where it has a possible chance of drying out. Over the entire district from Park river, in Walsh county, to Grafton, a stretch of country covering miles, there is nearly one half the grain still untnrashed. Thousands of bushels of this will be wholly ruined. I have seen farmers'during the last week implore men, with tears in their eyes, to stay and assist in getting out the grain at the enormous wages of four dollars a day. It was a physical impossibility, however, for men to stand out in the Held with the thermometer 10 decrees below zero and snow 0 Inches deep in the stubble." Travelers from South Dakota report a similar situation there, though in less degree. Considerable grain in the James River valley, south of Ellendale, is still unthrashed, and the recent storms and cold weather render fur ther work impossible. The grain thus left out both in North and South Da kota is almost certain to be lost, for it is now thoroughly saturated and frozen. The warm weather necessary to thaw it out would cause the grain to swell. If this occurred in winter a succeeding freeze would spoil the ker nel. and if not till spring the rains will be apt to cause the wheat to sprout. JAMKSTOWN. N. D., NOV. 20.—Winter came to North Dakota early and unex pectedly and found the farmers unpre pared for it lu some localities three quarters of the grain is unthrashed aud much of it is still in the shock. Presi dent Stockbridge. of the Farmers' Alli ance, estimates that one-quarter of the wheat crop of the whole state is still unthrashed and will have to go over till spring. Less than 15 per eent. of the plowing has been done and in many eases shelter has not been pro vided for stock. BOTH WERE KILLED. .% Wagon, In Which Two Pole* Were Rid Ing, Crashed into by a Train. ELIZABETH. N. J., Nov. 20.— At an early hour the southern express on the Pennsylvania railroad killed two Poles who were crossing the tracks near this city in a wagon. The men were butch ers. One of them, Hebron Diamond resided on South Broad street, not far from the scene of the accident. His body was cut in pieces. His companion who had been in this country but a short time and was known as David was not mutilated. The wagon was km tubed to pieces and the horse killed. SI.00 PI-Al YEAR. A FAMOUS ACTOR GONE. Death In Philadelphia of William S. Florence, the Noted Comedian. Pmi.ADKi.l'HlA, Nov. 20.—William .T. Florence, the ictor, died at the Conti nental hotel, this city, at 8 o'clock Thursday evening. Death came as a startling surprise to those in attend ance upon the sick man for the reason that his condition had been considered as improving during the afternoon and early evening. Death Came Pearefully. He had been apparently getting bet* ter, and the physicians had no idea that the end was so near. Dr. Pan coast, who had charge of the case, had left the hotel about 7 o'clock, secure in the idea that his patient was doing as well as could be expected. His death came so peacefully that it may be said that he slept away. He made no utterance whatever, and the first intimation the watchers had of his death was that he ceased to breathe. •Mrs. Florence in Kngland. As all of Mr. Florence's male rela tives had gone to their homes in New York and Brooklyn. Proprietor Kings ley of the Continental hotel took temporary charge of the affairs. Telegrams were sent in all directions notifying relatives and friends that the end had come. An undertaker was summoned and by midnight the work of embalming the body had be gun. Mrs. Florence will leave Kngland for New York on Sat urday. Until she can be heard from no definite funeral arrangements will be made. The general belief is that the deal actor will be interred in Brooklyn, as most of his relatives live there. Interment will probably not take place until Mrs. Florence's arrival on Friday or Saturday of next week. Had lleen lit Five Days. Mr. Florence's fatal illness began last Saturday night He had been com plaining during the week, but had per formed regularly. On Saturday even ing. after playing his part of Kzekiel Homespun in the "Heir at Law" with the .Jefferson-Florence com bination at the Arch Street theater, he gave a supper at the Continental hotel in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Kendal. Soon after the close of the festivities he was taken ill, and I)r. Pancoast., who was called in, announced that he was suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia, both lungs being affect ed. Dr. Dacosta, the eminent phy sician. assisted Dr. Pancoast, and in addition Dr. Patrick Donnellan, an old friend of Mr. Florence, was called is. The latter was with the sick man al most constantly. William J. Coniin, better known as William Jermyan Florence, was born on July ^), i$3l. in Albany N. Y. When quite young he ap peared in amateur performances in New York city w here he was a membi-r of the Murdoch Dramatic association. Ou December 6, 1844. he made his first appearance on the stage as a professional at the Richmond the ater as Peter in ''The Stranger." lie remained at the Richmond theater during a season of four months und then returned to New York aud acted at Nibio's garden, then un der the management of Messrs. Chippen dale and Brougham. During the engagement of the eider Booth at Providence, R. I., hi played Macduff to the great tragedian's Mai belh. After his return to New York be made his appearance at Brougham's Lyceum, where he, for the first time. im personated Irish characters. At the conclusion of a season at the Broad way theater in 1H53 he entered into a star en gagement at the National theater. About that time, January l, 1K53, Mr. Florence married Miss Mulvina Pray. He assumed the role of the Irish boy with decided success, while his wife acted the Yankee girl. During a season ia June and July, 18& Mr. Florence appeared in "Writing on the Wall." "Eva, the Irish Princess," "The Sicilian Bride," •O'Neill the Great." "The Drbnkard's Doom' and other pieces. After a successful tour in Knglaiul the Florences re turned to this country, where their work since has Ucen part of the history of the American state. Hisgreatest success here was achieved in"Th« Mighty Dollar." Since issy Mr. Florence has been associated with Joseph Jefferson, their principal productions being "The Rivals" and UM* Heir at Law. TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. A Resident of K»«t St. I.oui* Mortally Wounds Hi* Wife pud Kills lliuiself. ST. Loris, Nov. 111.— Ernest Hick man, aged 35 years, living in East St. Louis, shot and fatally wounded his wife at th^ir residence about noon. The woman ran sereaming from the house. When neighbors entered the Hickman residence they found the husband's dead body lying on the bedroom door. Mrs. Hickman was shot in the head, the ball entering her right eye and lodged near the base of the skull. It is believed he cannot reeover. Hickman after firing at his wife sent three bullets into his head. No cause is known for the quarrel other than Hickman had been on a protraeted spree and the shooting was probably the result of a quarrel. In the days of the Tnion association Hickman was pitcher of the Baltimore baseball club. During the last year of the Western league he played with clubs in that organization. Indictments Are Ouaslted. BOONK, la., Nov. 20.—Judge Weaver has dismissed the indictments against •lohn D. (iillett, the defaulting Ogden banker who fled six years ago. lie was a banker at Ogden, Boone county, and speculated on the Chicago board of trade, losing about $30, 000. In June. 1 SS.1, the crash came and Ciillett lied to Canada, leav ing about S'-U,000 due his creditors. By surrendering his wife's property, his savings, and realizing on his life insur ance policy he raised money enough to pay his- creditors cents on the dol lar, and negotiations were concluded with them by which they agreed upon payment of this amount to quash the Indictments against him. Coal Famine in Kansas. LRAVKXWOKTII, Kan., NOT. 20.— In western Kansas the cold weather of the last three days has caught the towns and villages without an adequate coal supply and a general shortage of cars on all the railroads will, if the weather continues cold, produce a coal famine. For the last two years the winters in this state have been so mild that the plan of storing coal early in the season has not been followed. In many of the towns in western and southern Kansas the dealer* have no more than hand. a ear load ol coal oa