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1. xxxin. mo. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Part*. CONGRESSIONAL. Os the 1-th the session of the house wac merely a formal one. The speaker announced the appointment of the following committees: On accounts. Messrs Husk Md i,C -toper 1 ni. t, Dickerson (Ky ». Moore (S. C.), S»*erlev i la. Pearson 0.). QuackenbUsh iN. Y.). (.iriswold (Pa.) and Cuttliy? Cal.). On mileage, Messrs. Castle (Minn), (Vawford (N. C., Kendall Ky.) Caldwell (O.) and Klick da.). Ad Journed to the Iflth. IN the senate on the Hth bills were intro duced to detineoptions in "futures" and im poking taxes tber-on to establish a permanent census office and to provide for taking the twelfth and subsequent censuses to prohibit absolutely the coming of Chinese into the United States whether they are Chinese sub jects or otherwise to reimburse the several states for interest paid on moneys expended in raising troop*. Tne president sent la the en tire list of recess appointments The house was not in session. ASIONI the bills introduced in the senate on the 1'ith were those for the purchase of a site for a building for the supreme court of the United States for a bronze statue of Chris topher Columbus in Washington to promote and encourage the display of the flag of the United State*. A memorial WUA prc-ented from the Minnesota legislature to make Octo ber 12. the anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus, a day of national thanksgiving. NrMKitoca petitions were presented in the senate on the 16th against opening the world's fair on Sunday. Hills were introduced to es tablish a branch miut at Council Hiuffs, la., and for a ship canal around Niagara lalls. The following nominations for United States cir cuit judges were received from the president William I.. Putnam, of Maine, for the first judicial circuit Nathaniel Shipman, of Con necticut, second: George M. Dallas, of Penn sylvania, third Nathan Goff, of West Virginia, fourth William H. Tuft, of Ohio, sixth Wil Ham A. Woods, of Indiana, seventh In the house the speaker announced the committee on rules. Mr. Taylor (Tenn.» announced the death of his file ad and colleague. L«eoaiUaa C. Houk, and the house then adjourned to the 19th. DOMESTIC. AT tlie leading clearing-houses in the flatted States the exchanges during the week ended on the 11th aggregated 51, 213,070,872, against $1.007,400,6:jy the previous week. The increase as eotn pared with the corresponding week of 1S90 was 11.8. FIRE at San Francisco destroyed Thomas' dye house and the California Motor Company's works. Total loss*, $125,000. TuKEF. convicts were killed at the Anamosa (la.) penitentiary by the giv ing away of a scaffold on which they were standing. Miss A. II. HKI CI Frank Puck wood. Mrs. L. D. Hatch and her little son were all found murdered in a house 0 •allies south of New Smyrna, Fla. INIAS BIRI.AND, a planter, drunk, quarreled with Conductor Turner, of the Louisville, New Orleans «fc Texas railway near Canon burg, Miss., and while pursuing Turner, shooting at him, fell off the train and broke his neck. TWKI/VE persons were wounded in a battle which took place between a sheriff's posse and striking miners near Crested Butte, Col. MIDDI.KTOWN, a Maryland village, held a big celebration in honor of the 100th birthday of Miss Elizabeth Ap pieman, one of its citizens. MRS. N. MASON was burned to death at Melbourne, Ark., by falling into the fireplace while in a fainting fit. WHII.K on a drunken spree John Miller fatally wounded his wife and then committed suicide by shooting at Mount Olive, 111., on the 13th. HANK LOVKTT and two companions, all notorious cattle thieves, were lynched 30 miles east of Custer City, S. D., and their bodies riddled with bul lets. FIVK men were killed by the explo sion of dynamite which they under took to thaw out in a stove at Grand Junction, Col., on the Kith. MINISTERS at Mexico, Mo., have de clared against a ball which is to be given on Christmas night for the bene fit of the ex-confederates' home. MRS. MARV MII.LKB, of St Peter. Minn., was acquitted of the murder of her husband on the ground of insanity JOHN LAW crushed Lew McCracken's head with a stone at Boston, Pa., be cause McCracken danced with Law's girl. DM. H. S. DOUGLAS. house surgeon of the city hospital at Kansas City, Mo., killed himself with morphine because of a threatened exposure of the hos pital management. Six children were burned to death at Paris, Tex., since the cotton picking season began. WARRKX SIUKF.R, living near Spike •llle, Ind., was flourishing his revolver while walking home with the woman to whom he was engaged and the weapon was discharged, fatally wound ing her. THK best part of the town of Oakes, N. 1)., was destroyed by fire, and G. Nelson, a newspaper man, perished in the flames. IN the United States the visible sup ply of grain on the 14th was: Wheat, 4'2,i.,r: .'JK.-» bushels corn, H.OO.VWO bush els oats, 4,4'2"».7 $2 bushels. JAMKS MCCABE. of Lima, O., was murdered by Solomon Folk. The trouble originated over some chickens. CIIARI.KS SMITH (colored) was hanged at Canon City, Col., (or murder ing Taylor Sillman. COI. WII.I.IAM E. MKKKILL, of Cinein nati, United States engineer in charge of the Ohio river and all its navigable tributaries, dropped dead oil a train near Edgar. 11L A MOM broke into the jail at Way cross, Ga.. and shot Welcome Golden and Robert Knight, leaders in a recent riot. THE exports of beef, hog and dairy products from the I'uited States for eleven months ended November i0, 1891, were 9108,8*20,919, as compared with $118,190,027 for the same time in 1890. HENKV FITZSIMMONS, aged 19, and HI* brother Michael, aged '24, were asphyx iated by gas in Chicago. THK exports of breadstuff* from the United States for the eleven months ended November :w, 1H91, amounted in value to 8194,077,007, agaiust $ritf,719, 160 for the same period in 1890. THK eleventh aunual meeting of the Federation of Labor convenul at Bir mingham, Ala. -WHOLE NO. 1( MAY WHITE, the Ingham township (Mich.) girl who had slept almost ail the time for the past 1*0 days, see tried on the 14th to IK* recovering slowly. THK issue of standard silver dollars during the week ended December Vi was 957s.0i ». The issue during the orresponding period of last year was *700.5 .-,. EmvARn M. FIEI.D. the son of Cyrus W. Field and a prrtner In the tank rupt firm of Field, Lindley, Wicchers «fc Co., of New York, was arrested at a private insane asylum and taken to police headquarters. SNOW was said to l»e 18 feet deep in parts of New Mexico. FIVK men held up a mail wagon in Chicago and secured $6,000 in ca?h and g'200.000 of non-negotiable paper from the stock yards banks. AN Indian at Chamberlain, S. I)., was granted a divorce, the first case of the kind on record. EmvAKO M. FIELD, senior partner in the firm of Field. Liudle.v, Weichers & Co., brokers at New York, who failed recently, was ind'eted for grand lar ceny and was admitted to bail in the the sum of ?2*,00i). A LOSS of SJ50.003 wm ctoted by fir* at Florence. Ala. THE Hadfield Company, owners of a stone quarry and railway interests in Waukesha county. Wis., assigned, with assets and liabilities of about $100,000 each. TIIE superior court of New York de cided that Lillian Husseil would have to pay S:!,±2"i.*8 for breaking a theatri cal contract leeausc she could not wear tights in winter. MICHIUAN'S output of salt this year is 8,950,000 barrels. THREE beet sugar factories in Cali fornia, which have been shut down for the season, produced 8,070,1.5ft pounds of sugar during the season. The total amount of bounty to be paid was £161,403. THOUSASDS of cattle were said to be dying of cold and starvation on ranges in Montana GEN. RISSELI. A. At.OK.it, of Michi gan, was elected president of the American Shipping and Industrial league at a meeting in Washington. SEVEN persons died at Butte, Mont., as the result of breathing the fumes from roasting ores. AN engineer and fireman were killel and a conductor seriously injured in a rear-end collision on the Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy railroad 10 miles west of Ottumwa, la. DANIEL MII.LKR made confession on his death-bed at Blakesburg. la, that he killed Chris McAllister ten years ago at Ottumwa, for which crime Pleas Anderson was lynched by a mob. JUDGE HORACE CLARK, erf Mattoon, I1L, was shot three times by Frank W. Hornish. Neither wound would prove fatal. THE north-bound flyer on the New York Central railroal collided with a switch engine at Newburg. N. Y.. kill ing the engineer and fireman of the ex press. Many of the passenger* were hurt, but none seriously. DURING the first fifteen days of this month the pension office at Washing ton paid out 87,000,000 in pensions. GKOIU.K SEIDL, a Bohemian farmer living in Cherokee county, Kan., was arrested for murdering his daughter, iged 18, and his sjti. aged '2?. HENRY M. KINGMAN, second vice ^resident of the First national bank of Chicago, committed suicide at Grand Rapids, Mich., through despondency an account of ill-health. MRS. MANUEL FOKD and her infant child, of Columbia. S. C., were burned to death by the explosion of a lamp, and Mr. Ford was probably fatally in jured. THIEVES entered the jev.-elry store of J. V. Zimmerson at Little Rock, Ark., threw red pepper in the eyes of a clerk and made off with diamonds valued at 13,000. A STONF-CI TTKR at Roanoke. Va., named Shelor. received word that his wife was heir to S8.0J0.000 by the death of an uucle in Scotland. SECRETARY OF STATE BLAINE an nounced the conclusion of a commer cial reciprocity agreement between the I'nited states and all the British West Indies islands and British Guiana. IT was stated that the ise of the Adams Express Company against ex President lloey would be compromised ky the return of about 5500,0JO to the company by Mr. Iloey. 1. (J. DEI.ONE, Denton Duke and Joseph Duke were killed at East Bar nard, Tex., as a result of a quarrel. DR. BENTON STRANGE, of Savannah, Ga., was dogged by a mob and given a coat of ink. Two MEN were killed and seven in jured in a wreck on the Chesapeake A Ohio railroad, near Anderson, W. Va. THE steamer Prince Soltykoff, from Barry to St Naziare. was wrecked off Brest and twenty persons were drowned. A HROKEN rail threw an express train on the Pittsburgh Jfc Fort Wayne road from the track uear Lima, O., and three men were killed and twenty other persons were injured, some fatal Ij'. BURGLARS entered the dwelling of W. II. Rhodes at Altoona, Pa., and after chloroforming the family took $1,000 in cash and many valuables. AT Des Moines, la., the third na tional convention of the American Sab bath union was called to order by Col. £Uiott F. Shepard. of New York. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. BICHAKO G. DOVE, the oldest employe in the government service, died in Washington. He was a clerk in the treasury department appointed during President Jackson's administration. RUSSKLI. M. LITTLE died at (ileus Falls, N. Y., aged S'i. He founded the Glens Falls Insurance Company and was its president since 1864. Miss JULIA A. AMES, editor of the Union Signal, the official organ of the Woman's Christion Temperance union ind a resident of Evanstori, 11L, died at Boston. Her remains would be for warded to Streator, 111., for burial. DR. WASHINGTON F. PECK, a proini nent physician of Davenport, la., died at the age of 58 years. JOHN W. DANIEL was reelected U tilted States senator from Virginia. A. P. K. SArroRD. who was governor of Arizona territory two years under President Grant, died at Tarpon Springs, la. EDMO.NI S. CONMIR, the oldest actor in America, died his home in Ruther ford, N. J., aged v. years. TIM THV Mui:rm. a wealthy wid ower, died at Dubuque, la., aged 98 years He witnessed Jackson's inaug uration in 18*29. IAMEL E. SOPER, secretary of state for .chigan, tendered his resignation to Gc v. Winans. Soper was charged with malfeasance and misfeasance in office, and did not deny the accusation. FOREIGN. Tile one thousandth anniversary of the establishment of the kingdom of Hungary will be celebrated with a na tional exhibition in 1895. DURING a debate in the French cham ber of deputies M. de Cassagnae called M. Floquet president of the chamber, a liar. Upon, his refusal to retract M. Floquet challenged him to a duel and the challenge was accepted. THE search for the miss'iig Mexican vessel Tahaiti has been abandoned. She had on loard a crew of sixteen men. Messrs. Levitt and Scrysncr, of New York, and '200 laborers. THK congregation of Mongolian mis sions atGohent lias received news con cerning the report thai 500 native Christians had been massacred in the Patton district and that all the Euro peans escaped. IT was estimated that the expenses of the congressional party in the revo lution of the government of Chili against Balmaceda were Si:,000.000. THK insurgents in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, have been disbanded, and the governors of two states, appointed by Fonseea, have resigned. INHABITANTS of villages adjacent to the volcano of Colima, in Mexico, have been advised to abandon their homes lest they should share the fate of Pompeii. THIRTY persons were reported lost by the foundering of the British ship En terkin near Ramsgate. AN overweighted brewery collapsed in l'inneborg, Germany, and fifteen employes were killed. JOSIAH Mi NOT. once the law partner of President Franklin Pierce, died at Concord, N. II.. aged 7:5 years. JOEL B. MAYEH, chief of the Chero kee nation, died at Tahlequah, Ind. T., aged 58 years. JOHN DILLON was struck on the head with a stone and badly hurt in a polit ical riot at Ennis, Ireland. A CROWDED ferryboat capsized in the Elle at Hamburg, Germany, and ten persons were drowned. PLACARDS had been posted in many parts of the province of Shan-Si. West China, urging a general massacre of the Christian missionaries. LEPROSY was sa to be on the in crease on the Isthmus of Panama, and government -asures for its preveL tion were urged. AN incendiary fire at Montevideo, Chili, caused a loss of $500,000. IT was rted that a state of siego had been declared in many of the fam ine-stricken districts of Russia owinsr to the prevalence of brigandage a1 anarchy among the starving peasants. PETROLEUM equal to the product of Pennsylvania wells was said to have been struck near Sheerkstown, Ont. TEN THOUSAND young seals were said to have starved to death in Behring sea on account of the killing of their dams. FRANCE'S imports decreased 7.107,000 francs and her exports increased 4,405, 000 francs during the month of Novem ber. as compared with the correspond ing mouth one year ago. LATER NEWS. Italian Coun.erfeltees. PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 18.—The United States secret service officials made an important capture this morning in this city, when they took in a gang of coun terfeiters. Those arrested are three Italians and a woman. The coin dealt is an imitation of the silver dollar of 1888.and is the same as has been passed so frequently for the past year. The paper is a counterfeit of the S5 treasury note with the portrait of Jackson, and is a fairly good one and extremely dan gerous. The gang has been disposing of from $500 to $1,000 a week of the counterfeit money. The reason none was found when they were arrested was because they had disposed of all they had and were awaiting a fresh supply. A MOST daring diamond robbery committed at William Wilson's jewelry store Pittsburg, Pa., the night of the 18th. Mr. Wilson and his sister were pre paring to close the store for the night when an unknown man threw a coup ling pin through the window. Mr. Wilson rushed to the door but found that it had been fastened from the out side. Before he got it open the thief seized a tray of diamonds valued at $3,000 and made off with it. The street was crowded at the time and a number of persons saw the robbery but were unable to identify the robbers. TWELVE carloads of Canadian poultry arrived at Boston, Mass., the 18th. The value of the cargo ivas 3*20,000 and the duties amounted to $8,000. AN unknown tramp was hung at Em met. Ark., the 18t.h. for making an as sault upon Miss Bcttie McGough a school teacher. A DRUNKEN hag, Sophie Rompt, aged fifty years, in jail at Patterson, N. J., received word the 18th that her father died in Germany leaving her $6,000. THE noted Indian fighter. Gen. Pat« rick O'Connor, di.ni in I'tah the 18th. ANOTHER revolt has broken out in the state of Rio Grande, Brazil. THK telegraphers on the Fremont, Elkhorn A Missouri Valley Ry have been ordered to leave their secret order or be dismissed from service. EDWIN M. FIELD, the New York banker, was indicted on the 18th. The charge against him is forgery. THE police of Cincinnati, O., were called out the 18th to prevent a riot, growing out of a rush of taxpayers at the Treasurer's office to avoid delin quent penalties. PLUCK. PROGRESS, PERSEVEREANCE AND PATRIOTISM IN POLITICS. A BAD WRECK. Thi*w Hilled ana I lii t*i -i re Injured to Kear-eutl vliMoa Near MIDI, O. LIMA, O.. Dec. 17.—A frightful wreck occurred '2 miles east of this city Wednesday inorcingon the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne «fc Chicago road. It was the west-bound Columbian express thaf suffered. The train was running fast to make tip lost time and on ap proaching a swwtch where a freight train was standing a rail broke ap parent y after a part of the train had passed over it. The dining car left the track and struck the freight engine. The Arden was thrown into the ditch. In the dining car Chef Manuel and Cook Au gustus were caught and crushed to death. P. J. Nulf. fireman of the freight had both legs ma-lied, lie died soon after being taken out. Thirtj* or more persons were injured. Some of them may die. Among those hurt were Judge Reynolds, of Chicago, had his head and back hurt, fatally injured: Mrs. Richmond, of San Francisco, and Mrs. Ann Smith of San Francisco, injured internally: Mrs. Smith's 6-year old boy was hurt about the breast and is dying George W. Foot.\ a waiter was hurt in the back: Mr.-,. Fred Dunn, of MitHin, Pa., had lier head cut but is /lot seriously injured P. 1). Ogle, of New York, had a hip mashed II. W. YandsJale of Chicago, II. L. Inline of I'hiladelphia.T. S. Dunn of Seattle, Wash., and Henry Williams, a porter, received slight injuries Frank Lapper, of Milwaukee, had his head badl.v cut In the front end of the dining car the cooks were busy getting breakfast when the crash came. L. II. Augustus and II. J. Manuel were in the kitchen at work. Manuel was caught by the locomotive and wedged between the boiler and some timbers and was instantly killed, his body be in# badly burned. Augustus was also buried in the wreck betwoen the car and locomotive and horribly smashed. He was not rescued for over an hour and died soon after. The reman. P.J. Nulf, of Fort Wayne, Ind., A*as caught between the tender and toiler and loth his legs mashed off an 1 died a couple of hours later. NEW JUDGES NAMED. Fwtnam, Shkpinau, Italian, Ovff, Waft, Wood* and Trultt Kanimted by th« President. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.--The presi dent has sent to the senate the follow ing nominations: I'nited States circuit judges: William L. Putnam, of Maine, for the first judicial circuit: Na thaniel Shipman, of Connecticut, for the second Geo. M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania, third Nathan Golf, of West Virginia, fourth William 11. Taft, of Ohio, sixth William A. Woods, of Indiana, seventh Warren Truitt, of Oregon, I'nite.i States district judge for ie district of Alaska. WiUiiim L. I'utaain is a prominent democrat and lawyer ot Portland. Me., anil is about .V years ol agt». For three years he was mayor of Portland and the emoi-ratic candidate for governor three years a«o. He was tendered s juitK**hip in ir.f was Inwa irlain DcalEf. stute m.prt ine court some years iifro. but declined the office. Mr. Put IUIUI'.I appointment WAX not requested by any of the Maine del-irution tn e«ni?rt-.«*R and he was not a candidate for the office, having Riven his aid in behalf of the republican candidate from Maine Lir the judgeship. Nathaniel ^hi| man is at present United States judge for the district of Connecticut, an office he has held since !C3. lie was boru in Connecticut, appointed a district judge from that state and lives at Hartford. George M. Dalian cotnes of the historic Dallas family, being a nephew of Vice Presi dent Dallas. He is a democrat anil has here tofore held no public oflice. lie is a native Pcnnsylvanian and b^gan the practice of law in Pott.-irille. He removed to Philadelphia and has been one of its leading citizens tor some years. He is regarde I in the United States supreme court as a lawyer of exce.lent abili ties. W. A. Woods is at present United States judge for the district of Indiana. He is a warm personal friend of the president. Nathan (JofT was secretary «f the navy unler President Haves. He was republican candi date tor governor ii West Virginia in 187i and was a member of the Forty eighth. Forty-ninth and Fiftieth congies«es. William H. Taft is the present solicitor gen eral of the United States. He is but 34 years of ago. IN DISGRACE. SHsktffM'a Secretary of State VWwwft la Kcaiffn He CHUM) of Disreputable Actions. LAXSINO. Mich., Dec. 17.—At mid night Secretary of State Daniel E. So per tendered his resignation, to take immediate effect, to Gov. Winaus, who accepted it with avidity. The resigna tion is the outcome of charges which were tiled with the governor by Mayor Frank It. Johnson of this city Wednes day afternoon. They charge malfeasance and mis feasance in oflice, including the pur chasing of unnecessary supplies with the object of personal profit, thereby appropriating money received for the state the giring away of hundreds of volumes of valuable state documents, including manuals, and Ilowells' annotated statutes, and de manding £00 from his deputy as the price of the latter's retention in oflice. When confronted with the charges by the governor Soper acknowledged the truthfulness of each of thein. Gov. Winans acted wry promptly in the matter, the charges being filed Wednesday afternoon, and the resigna tion being demanded immediately. Soper a&ked for time, but the governor said no, and on the advice of Mr. So per s friend, Mark W. Stevens, secre tary of the Michigan world's fair com. mission, the resignation was promptly handed in. None of the charges were deiiied by Soper. A "BANK CLosea Ttl« Ffeilure Due to a Former Suspension and w Keceut It un. IKWIX, Pa., Dec. 17.—The Irwin bank did business up to the usual hour Tues day, but failed to open in the morn ing. P. S. Pool Jfc Son, the proprietors, have made an assignment. Mr. Pool said the bank could not recover from ihe shock caused by a former suspen sion. It is said between $75,000 and ¥100,000 have been drawn out within the past week. The Pools claim that 2very dollar of the deposits will be paid. The excitement is at i*ver heat CRESCO, HOWARD COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DEC. 21,18H1. S1.00 PER YEAR. CHILI'S REPLY. tier Mutemeut Keg.trdlna the Itsttlinsn Out raire* Laid Before Secretary of State niaine, WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. —Minister Montt had an interview with Secre tary ISluine at the state department Wednesday and la'd before him the statement of the Chilian government in regard to the ISaltimore outrages. The statement presents thet'hilian side of the case, and undertakes to minimize the attack on the sailors. Minister Montt was very conciliatory, and the docu ments he laid before Secretary Iilaine were free from the offensive tone that has marked Foreign Minister Matta. Hut the representations he made bore ont the cablegram re ceived Tuesday from Minister Kgan which foreshadowed that the Chilian government w*as deter mined not to make reparation and would join issue as to facts. As this country catrnot admit the contention of Chili that there is no outrage to make reparation for, the next step will be to have Minister Egan for* mally notify the Chilian govern ment that its reply is not satis factory. This reply may direct Min ister Egan to withdraw and diplo matic relations be broken off, but circumstances will determine whether this shall be done at once or await the president's message to eongress. This message, after giving tiie facts and the correspondence, wil! indicate what ac tion the president thinks advisable on the part of congress. Meantime, the navj' was never in better trim. The members of congress do not as a rule share in the belief that war will be declared against Chili. Many of them say that it would be punishment enough to the little republic to send her minister home and cut off diplo matic relations with the United States. It looks as though there might be a war in congress over the matter be for* auj blood is shed in Chili. WEARY OF LIFE. Ilenrjr M. Kingman, an Ex.Banker of Chicago, Hangs Himself at Grand Rap. Ida. Mich. OKAND HAI'IDS. Mich., Dec. 17.— Henry Marshal Kingman, up to eight een months ago the vice president and cashier of the First national bank of Chicago, committed suicide here Wednesday morning as the result of continued ill-health and despondency. A year and a half ago Mr. Kingman was compelled to retire from business on ac count of failing health. He spent some time last summer at the sanitarium in Alma, Mich., but derived no benefit, and in September made an attempt to put an end to his existence by cutting his throat. At that time there was ev idence that the general breaking down of his physical forces had affeeted his mind, and since then his condition steadily grew more serious. After leaving Alma Mr. Kingman, his wife and three daughters have been guests at the home of Frank Chapin, the restaurateur in this city, whose wife is a cousin of Mrs. Kingman. Some time after midnight Kingman went into the bathroom ad joining the apartment occupied by his wife and himself, and, fastening a new trunk strap, evidently purchased for the purpose, over a book, he inserted his head in the noose formed by running the strap through the buckle, and threw himself upon it, deliberately choking himself to death. He was quite dead when found. An attempt was made to keep the cause of death quiet, and the facts in the case did not become known until Wednesday even* ing. HALF A MILLION OFFERED. Mr. Hoejr Negotiating a Settlement wMi the ICspreaa Company. XKW YORK, Dee 17.—It is saul that the famous case of the Adams Express Company against its former president, John Hocy. who is charged with taking from the company over S700.000, is about to be settled, and very soon terms of settlement will be made public. Notwithstanding the talk of Mr. Hoey's friends about his being a much abused individual, and that the wealthy corporation wanted to crush him simply because he was regarded as being greater than the company, he has been quietly trying to effect some arrangement by which he could return a part of the money that he is charged with having unlawfully come in pos session of. At the time of his services as president Hoey declared he was going to carry the case to the highest courts in the land in order to have himself cleared of the charge. His friends sustained him. For the past week a number of lawyers en gaged on both sides have been nego tiating for a settlement Half a mil lion dollars is the amount said to have been offered by Mr. Iloey to settle the case. THITRTY-FIVE FEET OF SNOW. Railway Traffic in New Mexico Completely Paralysed by the Ktorut. RATON, N. M-. Dec. 17.—The heaviest snowstorm ever known in this section accompanied by a tierce gale has raged since Monday morning. Over feet of snow has fallen, which a strong wind piled into large drifts com pletely blockading the road aud sus pending railroad traffic for twenty-four hours. No trains have passed here since Monday. Several engines were ditched. Itlissbnrg is completely iso lated. The wires are down and the track covered with 3 feet of snow. Cattle will suffer severely, as feed has been light and the snowfall general throughout this section. A TEXAS FEU% Three Men Killed as the ItesttTt of Ouarrel at Kast Barnard. WIIAKTON. IVX.. I»ee. 17. I.G. Delone and Denton Duke were killed at Kast Barnard Tuesday night by l-'rank Sparks, who tired at the twoinen after they had opened on him. There had l»ceu several quarrels betweeu the men be fore. Sparks was not hurt. Late Tues day night Joe Duke, a brother of one of the dead men. called Jim Doolan out of his house, accused him of complicity in the above murder, and opened tire on Doolan. Doolan returned the tire kill- lfig Duke immediately. TWELVE CLUB LEAGUE. VIM Baseball War Is Ks» Thlag «f the fast* INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, Dec. 17.--Atlast the baseball war has ended by the formation of a twelve-club leatrue. The joint committee, or rather, the executive committee of the league, was in session all day completing the de tails of the amalgamation.* The re port of the committee includes the con stitution of the new league. The con stitution puts Sunday ball on a local option basis. It also declared war upon any club or league maintaining a slub in any one of the twelve cities now included in the new circuit The first and most radical change will be the provision for a division of the championship season into two series of three months each. This, it is believed, will greatly benefit the ?ame, giving those clubs which make a poor showing during the first half of the season through weak ness or disability of players a chance to reinforce themselves and start out qual with the leaders in the second series. By this arrangement the tail enders will have two chances at the pennant. The clubs winning first p'.ace in the spring and fall will play a championship series of seven, nine or leven games at the end of the season to decide the real champion ship. Should one club win both it will of course float the pennant with out further contest Each series will onsist of six games for each club— three on the home grounds and three away. This will make the season en tire twelve games for each club, or 144 ?ames for the year, four games longer than the old league season. The anti-Sunday clubs are said to be Chicago, New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia and possibly Cleveland. This will leave six clubs—St. Louis Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Bal timore and Washington to play Sun days. There will be certain other changes in the new constitution, principal among which will be the matter of con tracts with players. It has not been asserted yet whether or not the new league will return to the graded salary system, but. some such agreement will more than likely be entered inta WILL MEET IN ST. LOUIS. The Prohibition National Convention to Assemble In the Missouri Metropolis Jane *9. 189% CHICAGO, Dec. 18.—The national pro hibition convention will be held at St Louis on June 29, 1892. This was de termined by the national committee in session here Thursday after a session continuing six hours. A good deal of politics got mixed up with the prohibition conversation which took place during the time. The contest on the date for the convention was almost as animated as that which occurred over the choice of the city to have the favor. After speech-making and secret ballots, about which there was a question of accuracy, St Louis won by reason of the supporters of Lincoln, Neb., going to the Missouri city on the fifteenth ballot and giving it a bare majority of the committee voting. The basis of representation in the convention was fixed as follows: Two delegates from each congressional dis trict, four for the state at large, and one for each majority of 1,000 votes cast for Fisk in 1883. The committee will at once prepare the call in con formity witl the conditions agreed upon. Twenty minutes each were awarded to cities wanting the convention to pre sent their claims. Atlanta, Ga., sent a petition saying the south was entitled to the convention. Sylvester Johnson, Judge North. H. S. Bonsile and Miss Mollie Hay spoke for Indianapolis Mr. McCleary for Baltimore I. W. King, J. T. Fields, CoL Sobiassen and Mr. Bemis for St Louis Arteraus Roberts, 11. E. George and F. G. Odell for Lin coln, Neb. Messrs. Wardwell and Deinorest for New York E. J, I'inney, Mr. Talcord and Jay O'Dell for Cleve land Dr. M. C. Lock wood, J. O. Al vard and Mrs. Brown for Cincinnati, and Prof. A. A. Hopkins. W. 11. Russell and Fr«Mlcrick Gates for Ten*. A VACANCY FILLED. Stephen B. Klkius Appointed as Secretary of War. WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—The presi dent has sent, to the senate the nomin ation of Stephen B. El kins, of West Virginia, to be secretary of war. In some quarters the nomination of Mr. Elkins is something of a surprise, al though his name has frequently been mentioned in this connection recently. There was a widespread belief, how ever, that the portfolio would fall to Gen. Lewis A. Grant, the assistant secretary of war, and an able associate of Secretary Proctor. [Stephen Henton Elkins, the newly nomi nated secretary of war, was bora in Perry county. O., September a#, 1841. He removed to Missouri while quite youn?, graduated from the Missouri university in 1990, and sub sequently studied law. He served in ISM 3 as s captain in the Seventy-seventh Missouri regiment. In 1854 he was admitted to ibe bar of New Mexico. Then he accumulated a fortune in mining and stock raising, lie was a mem ber of the territorial legislature in lWSa, and United States district attorney in 1870 73. He was then elected to conjrvss on the re publican ticket, and served two terms, from ltC3 to ItCT. He was a member of the national republican committee from 1STC until 1884, and was once its chairman, lie took an ac tive part in the Chicago convention ot 18&I that nominated James (!. Blaine for the presidency, and is a staunch frteud of the secretary of stata] HANGED AT MIDNIGHT. William Fttagerald Pays the Penalty at Colnmbas, O.. for a Policeman's Murder. Coi.fMisi'K, O., Dec. 18.—William E. Fitzgerald was hanged at l'^: it» o'clock a. m. at the Ohio pen itentiary for the murder of Po lice Officer Freed at Youngstown last May. Promptly at the hour of midnight Warden Dyer took his place on the scaffold. Three minutes later the condemned man was led from the death-cell. He walked with a steady step, though assisted by Father Logan. He was perfectly composed death unflinchingly. and met TO FORCE RECIPROCITY. flw President Raid to Ke Preparing to Restore Unties on the Products or Cori tries Which Have Not Made Treaties. WASHING rox, Dec. IS. —It is semi officially announced here that Presi dent Harrison will exercise the power vested in him by Section 3 of the reci procity clause of the McKinley tariff bill, and issue a proclamation restoring the duties on sugar, coffee, teas and molasses from the countries that have not negotiated reciprocity treaties with our government The proclama tion, it is said, will take effect on Jan uary 1, lS9*i, and will be issued in a few days. The effect of the president's procla mation will be far-reaching. The only countries that have concluded reci procity treaties with the United States, and will, consequently, not be included in the proclamation, are Brazil, Cuba, Porto Rico, San Domingo and the British West Indies. The German reciprocity treaty has not been ratified yet, and cannot be until it cotnes before the German reichstag, which will not be until February 7* German beet sugar is now on the free list, but under the president's procla mation the duty will be reimposed on it for at least thirty-eight days, from January 1 to February 7, and longer if the reciprocity treaty is not ratified by the reichstag promptly. Reciprocity treaties are now pending at the state department with Mexico, Guatemala. Costa Rica, Salvador, Columbia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador. But until these treaties are ratified into an accomplished fact. the president will not take official cognizance of them. Sugar, coffee, hides, ete, from those countries after January 1 cannot come into the I'nited States with out the payment of duties there on. As soon as each treaty is ralified, however, the embargo will be removed. Last year we imported from Venezuela over 11,000,000 pounds of coffee free, but after January 1 a duty of three cents per pound will be added to all coffee im ported from that country under the president's proclamation. This will practically shut off Venezuela's coffee trade with the United States, as it will be unable to compete with BraziL which can send its coffee here free. The rumor as outlined above is ac cepted as true in official circles, but cannot be absolutely authenticated. State department officers will not go so far as to admit that such is the fact, nor will officers in the treas ury department, but all, in a semi-mysterious way, say they would not be surprised if such action were taken. The loss of revenue since the duty on sugar was abolished and the drain on the revenue in meeting the sugar bounty has been seriously felt, and with countries from which the United States receives no benefits, in exchanging for the free entry of their products, it is argued that it would only be doing justice to the United States to restore the duties. JOINING OCEAN AND LAKE. One ot the Question* to Be Discussed by the Deep Waterways Convention Representative Men at the Opening Meeting lu Detroit. DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 18. —The deep waterways convention began its labors in the Light Infantry armory Thurs day. It is an assemblage of distin guished men, which promises to take an important place in the history of the country, even if it only makes one step in the direction of the ultimate object of the convention, that of mak ing seaports of the cities of the great lakes. Delegates have been appointed by the governors, and are present from the following states: Ohio, Ill inois, Minnesota and Michigan. The following cities also have representatives present: Oswego, N. Y. Ashtabula, O. Green Bay, Wis. Grand Rapids, Marquette, Hough ton and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Eight een commercial organizations from the lake districts are represented. The convention was called to order shortly after 10 o'clock by Hon. Wil liam C. May bury, of Detroit, chairman of the executive committee. The let ter of Hon. J. Logan C'hipman suggest ing the convention was read, followed by the reading of a call for the conven tion. The call recites that the work of the convention will be "to consider ques tions relating to the much-needed im provements in the channels of water communication through our great lakes, making 30 and 21 feet the mimimum depth throughout their entire length the location of lighthouses the deepening of important harbors, and possibly the most feasible route for connecting these lakes with tidewater by a deep water channel that will float our largest vessels." At the afternoon session ex-Senator Palmer, of Michigan, was made perma nent chairman, and George M. Lane, of the Detroit board of trade, secretary. Oswego and Buffalo men insisted that the committee on resolutions bring the ship canal scheme as prominently forward as the deep canal. This was referred to the committee on resolu tions, as was also a resolution offered by Mr. Thompson, of Duiuth, that con gress be petitioned to appropriate $100,000 for the survey of the lakes and to ascertain the cost of deepening the channel so as to admit of the passage of 30-foot vessels. A BIG REWARD. I'nele Sam Will Pay I3.SOO for the Cap ture of the Chicago Mall Robbers. CHICAGO, Dee. 1S. —Postmaster Gen eral Wanamaker has placed a price on the head of each of the five men that committed the recent mail robbery. Under instructions from the Post master General Inspector Stuart ha* issued the following: *:,500 KLWARD! The United States will pay IM fur any information that will 'cad to the arrest and couvietion ot each of the men engaged in the jbber.v of the I'nited States mall wagon on Mather street. Chicago on the night of Decem ber la. 1801. By order of "JOHN WASAMAKKR, Postmaster OessraL"