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fBTipr; -Stricken District of n Nebraska. 5hing with cold l id Belief Must Come Outside. :y of suffering. ?d Families in Ono ? I Connty Alone Arc Appealing for j I Help?Many Pooplo Known Co Have II Perlahed Pop Want of Fuel and I Hnndrod* More Are Starving?The II Corn Crop Was a Total Fafltiro in 11 Many Comities and tho Inhabitants I TV'erfl Unable to Meet tho Blast* of I Winter?Work of tho State lleliot jl Com mitt oo. I Denver, Col., Doc. 80.?The Rocky I Mountain New s baa received aovoral I ipecial ditpatchot from western NoI braika, telling of tho destitution and I distress prevailing: anions too iuhabiI tinU of tho drouth-stricken districts. I A dispatch from Hastings says: "l'erI riblo destitution exists in Perkins. I Chase, Dunby. Lincoln, Hays, HitchI cock and frontier counties, and the I wo?at feature is tho d?ople in several I localities are afflicted with scurvy for I vnnt of wholesome food. I The state relief committee find thornI selves unable to relieve all people in I diitress, so great are the demands, for ud. The railroad men report mat since tne cold snap, no leas than a dozen people have perished in tho < tbove counties in the pust two days for want of food and fuel. Hundreds of families are without coal , and in the border counties, where no trees or brush exist9, the poor poople had a hard time to keep from freezing todenth. In Perkins county destitution 1 ii complete. Over 600 families are apDealing for help. ' Near Lisbon, tho wife and two children ot Settler Burns suffer for want of , proper nourishment and clothing to cover them. In Hitchcock county, the wifo of one of the settlers (rave birth to twins during the atorm and before the neighbors conld reach the home, the poor woman expired for want of sufficient food and attention. The twins aro still living I and in charge of charitable neighbors. Coal is most needed in tho drouth f district, and Mr. Ludden, of the state relief committee, and General Manager Iloldredge, of the Burlington & Mis?ouri River road, are doing everything ! in their power to forward supplies to the more destitute localities. Very few of the farmers in the border counties 'have any stock left, having let their cattle and horses roam at large. Stock II D011JK unvou UUV U1 tus aiuio w JiiuventBlarvationr Corn planted in eight or ton of the western counties never reached a height of over six inches, and contains no more nourishment than sago brush. People are living in covered wagons by the hundreds, rather than face starvetion and frooze to death. Ono of the first acts of the legislature which convenes next Thursday will be to j>nss a suitable appropriation for the reliuf of the suflorera. More or less destitution exist* in every county from the Colorado line east to Hall and Adams counties, and the various relief committees are overwhelmed with append for aid, ! North Platte reports: It is a fact that there havo been many casoH of suffering and hunger among tho drouth sufferers in Lincoln and Logan counties. Many families* have only potatoes and milk to live on now, with no hay or grain for tboir ?tock through the rest of the winter. The county in a abort time will be unable to supply the increasing demand for the necessities of life. The overeeenofthe poor state that there are moro cilli already than the couutv can sup- ' ply, and nnlesa aid come* from the out- 1 side there will bo many doaths from hanger and wnntof clothing this winter. A dispatch from Curtis says: Great distress prevails throughout this and surrounding counties owing to crop failures tho past two seasons. Relief committees havo been organized in almostevery precinct and solicitors sent east for aid, nevoral carloads of which hare been received. Ihis, with what aid the county has beon able to give, has alone prevented aulloriiiu onions; thepoople ami stock. The outlook is extremely dark owing to the scarcity of fowl and 6oed grain, tl?o two articlos ?o*t needed. "Tho state relief commission has fifty (milieu on its list, as worthy and needing assistance. and the most distressing reports come in from nil ovor the weftern part of the state rotating to tho woeful lark of food and clothing," savs a Lincoln dispatch. "No deaths certainly attributable to starvation have yet been reported, although it is claimed that a woman and two children found dead in a cabin near Niobrara tho morning before Christmas died from lack ot fond and care. "There are thousands who could not Withstand the rigors of n cold spell without aid, which is being sent out in pwnerous supply by the relief commis?ioii wherovor it it known to benoodod. Relief supplies aro being roceived from all over the country and shionod di rectlv to the needy in car lota." | POSTMAHTUItHIIII' MOLI). Tntla to Dnllvrr tli? <ionil*f but luiiintii Upon tlin I'rluo. Kaleioh, N. C., Doc. 30.?The buprune court litH handed down a deci*'f,n in an extremely novol case, which attracted much attention. John R. Morse, po*tmniter at llondorion,'whoso terrn expired lait March, agreed, prior to iho expiration of tiia term, to hnnd over the oflic* to A. M. Ba??ett, in con iteration of $07:! paid to Morae in the form of g deed of truBtou 1'Jj acrcfl <?f lliid. Moria'# form expireJ, bat hu to Mcure the appointment of Wa*nett. ^withstanding, ho insisted upon onlorcinn hia |jen> Action whs brought to reetrnin Morse from gulling tlie land. *uprome conrt decided that it could not interfere by injunction to(training Morae from selling the laud, bat declared that moral aenso rovolti at tragic in the beatowal of public office, and tuat euch traffic n against public morals aod public policy. iv. OF P. AND THIS POPE. s . \ High Ofllrlal uf the Order on the Antl* Secret .Society Decree. Nashville, Tern., Dec. 30.?Dr. L. C. White, supremo keeper of recorda and leala, Knights of Pythias, in an inter* view concerning the order and the recent papal odict, eaya: "it seems it is a matter which each individual must aettle for himaelf, and L take it that each Catholic Knight of Pythias will have to aettle with himself the comparative ties binding him to the abiolute abeyance of the temporal decrees of the pope or the obiervanco of" the ties binding him to hia fraternity. T nruatniiA lh? nfTwof ho riiflar. cnt in various localities. The devout Catholic who thinics that every wish of the pope mast be sacredly observed will feel that he must withdraw. Conversely, the man who considers bimaelf his own master in worldly affairs will remain in the order if he is devoted to its principles. I have talked with several local Catholic Knights of Pythias concerning the question, and tiiev all say they intend to remain in tho order. "This pronouncement of the popo upainst the Knights of Pythias comes, I believe, from the advanced and pronounced roquiroments of our order. Tho supreme lodge has decreed that Bach member must be loyal to the government under which he lives in preference to all other allegiance. You can see where that would fail to please the pope." % FOREIGN STAMPS. Ztiey Can >*? Lunger lt? Printed In ThU Country for Stamp Collector*. Washington, D. C., Dec. 30.?The opinion of the solicitor of the treasury to the eflect that it is unlawful to have in possession or use plates for the printins of postage stamps in the similtude of those issued by foreign governments, ! will be acted upon at once. It is stated by the chief of the secret service that so-called stamp albums now on hand by publishers and dealers containing these prints will not be confiscated, but no more will be allowed to bo printed. The cuts, plates, Ac., from which they are printed will bo seized if not sur-1 rendered. It is an astonishing fact that the penalty imposed by law for the counterfeiting of foreign stamps is much more severe than for counterfeiting United States stamps. In the case of foroign stamps the penalty is not less than two nor more thau ten years' imprisonment, or both. Thus a court might impose a fine of Si or one day's imprisonment for the violations of our own law and come within the law, while the minimum penalty as to foreign stamps is two years' imprisonment. THUIR BACK SALAWKS. senators Who Will Not Be Paid?Why They Are Cut Out. Washington, D. 0., Dec. 30.?The three now senators who will be elected to fill the vacancies in the itatea of Wyoming, Washington and Montana will probably noi da paia me dick salaries which have heretofore been paid , to senators elected or appointed to till | vacancies. , They were cut out by an express pro- i vision in the legislative appropriation I bill of tho last session which, it is be- I lieved, will put an end to this practice for the future. (Jnder the system which has prevailed heretofore each man choson would have received tho pay for the ontire term of six years, notwithstanding two years of the tirao has already elapsod. The new provision will therefore work a saving to the government of $30,000 in this instance and of larger sums in the future. The now law providos that the salaries of senators shall begin on tho date of their election or appointment: THR WOltK OF CONGRESS Will He Renumml Wednesday?Au Effort to Prong ISualnrM. Washington*, D. C., Dec. 30.?-Botn houses of Congress will resume their sessions on Thursday next, and it is cxpected that thero will bo a more determined effort to press forward the work of the session for the next two months thun has characterized the proceedings during tho month which has already olapsed. Tho nocos9ary work of the session is I the passage of the appropriation bills, of which there are fourteon. Uf tho?o none have passed the senato and only I iivo have received the sanction of tho liouso. Of those five, tho senate com* I inittee on appropriations has pacnod favorably upon th? pensions and militnry academy bills, while the army, I fortifications and urgent deficiency bills are still tinder consideration by the committoe. The Nicaragua canal discussion will, barring the possibility of displacement' and adjournment over until the follow- j ing Monday, be resinned after tho I morning hour on Thursday, with Senator Morgan occupying tho floor. SO M EBt>I)Y'S <A 11 Kl, fcHKV KSS Cautei the Snilou* Injury of Fire I'nmntiH In n Cnrrla;n. Chicago, Dec. 80.?A Chicago, Rock Islund Pacific passenger coach, being rapidly switched into the Rock Island depot this afternoon, crashed into a carriaeo at the Pacific avenue and Harrison atreotcrossing. Fivo persons were | badly injtiro'l, tho cnrriano demolished ami one of tho homos so badly injured ' that it had to bo shot. Tho injured aro: Mrs. C. Christin, of 423 NVost Harn- I son street, injured internally. Mn. H. Christin, of Ottawa, Canada, I injured internally. .Miss JJortha Christin, badly bruised. | Miss Jennie Ohriitia, injurod inter- j nally and bruised. Dennis O'Connor, driver, injured Intornally and badly bruised. The accident was caused by the car. ria^o being shut in on tho tracks by the | gatus dropping without warning. I RImIiu|? .tin It)'* ICfiiiovnf. .St. Paul, Minn.,Dac.30.?Archbishop Ireland to-day received the formal an-' nouiicoment from Rome of tho removal of Dialiop Marty of Sioux Falls, .S. 1)., to tho vacant bishopric of Su Cloud, Minn., succeeding iJishop Zordetti, wtio was made an archbishop of Huchareit. Ihshop Marty's succossor at Kiotix Falls has riot yot been named. ICE IN FLOKIDA And a Great Portion ot the Ornate and VfC*tabl? Crop* llulned. Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 30.?Reports by w:re from fifty-one correspondents in the range districts of the state indicate that at least 1,600,000 of ttnpicked oranges are lolid globej of ice and more than 3,000 boxes of oranges in warehouses, or lying in bulk, preparatory to picking, are frozen. Tomatoes, cabbage, beans, peas and all vegetables in the northern half of the state are mined except the pineapole plantations, which are not inucn injured. Bay before yesterday half of this seaeon'a orange crop was still on the trees. The tail of the northern blizjsard switched around through the Florida penineul i and within the space of a fow hours Florida had sustained a loss that if estimated in money would roach into the millions. The destruction will be felt for many years, directly or indirectly, by all the people of the state. I'rovious to this timo the coldest woathor known wa? in 1835, but there is no record to show just how cold it was then. Reports from the interior of the state how that the cold weather has been general and has extended from one end of the peninsula to tho other. Tho lowest temperature at Tama wad 18 and tho same was roported at Titusvillo; at Cedar Key it was said to be ai low as 10 and at Key West it wan down to 44. Tho cold weather played havoc witu C' nbing and water pipes woro frozen, occurrence was so unusual that it was some lime bofore the residents could realize that water had actually frozen in the pipes. There was no ice on the river front, as was the ewe in 1SSQ, but this was doubtless due to tho wind. There was ice in shallow places, however, and there were icicles everywhere. Tho weather haa moderated and tho cold spoil is now broken. At 8 o'clock tonight the temperature was 40. 8EVKKK W MATH Kit A loll L' the CofMt Huuort?il hr loronimir Stetimnhipn. New ^ork, Doc. 30.?All incoming steamers report very severe woathor along the coast. Steamers Irom Europe reoort having expcrionced the effects of the gale of the 27th when approachins the Georges banks of Nantucket; the wind, which set in from the southeast, blowing a strong galo, shifted to the southweat and northwest, accompanied by heavy aeas and intonsely cold weather. The vessels' deck* aud hulls were quickly coaled with ico to the thickness of aeveral inchoa. The crews Buffered rnucli from tho cold and the task of getting about the docks proved a very di fticult one. ON THt? mtiristl COAST. VuMsela in Patitor-Uiie llark Suffers Orent Damns*. Londos, Doc. 30.?Severe woathor has prevailed throughout Great Britain since Saturday, the heavy gale being accompanied by hail and snow, rendering navigation along the coasts both difficult and dangerous. All veiaels that could do so, mado for havens of shelter. borne of thetn, however, did not succeed in reaching port but wrecked when almost in sight of safety. This was the case of the Rritish bark Osseo, Captain Boggs, which sailed from Taltal, August 15, for Adrosaan. She mado the long voyage safely until this morning when she was wrecked on the llolyhead breakwater and every soul on board of her, twenty-four in ail, were drowned. The Oaseo was caught in a gale in the Irish Sea and Captain Boxes ovidently thought that ho would run into Holyhead and wait for the storm to abate. How the accident occurred is not exactly known, but it is surmised that an extraordinarily high hor lifted her when she was quite close to the breakwater and dashed her upon it. She struck amidships and immediately began to break up, the sea pounding at her furiously the moment sho became stationary. Ocmiii ColliHloti. Uiwultar, Dec. SO.?Tho British steamer Yoxford, from Palonno for Now York, has arrived here with some of her plate damaged. She reports having boon in collision with the French bark Marie Louise. The bark was so badly damaged that she sank. Five of her crow were drowned. KICIIKS THIlUriT ON HIM. A >'j?rm?r Growing Wcnltliy from n Fnrin II e Triad Hnrd Not tu Accept. Muxcie, Ind., Dec. 30.?Iliram Towksbury, a farmer east of Montpolier, seems 10 iiavo Kouun riuu ut npuo ui iiiiublmi. Whoa tho Potty Bros., roprosonting the Standard Oil Company, wero Dear Montpelior leasing oil territory, Mr. i Tewksbury, boing very well known, was secured by them to assist in leasing farms. The Howard farm, of 100 acres, way for Hale, but they would not lease j it. The PettyH prevailed upon Mr. Tewksbury to buy it, telling him that they would take it oil' his hatula, presumably ut a fair advance over the price, $>0 per acre. He bargained for the land, but the Pettvs could not raise tho monoy, or at least did not, and ho made an effort to prevent taking it, as ho already owned more land than he wanted at this j time. Tho Howard heirs insisted, brought nuit for the fulfillment of contract, and won the caie To-day tho farm bo forced upon him yields a revenue of over $100 per day from tho great auiounl ol oil it it producing. As a result, the old gentleman has already got i the money back ho puid tor tho land, and tho oil mill flown as strong as ever. Tewksbury promise* to soon bo tho richest man in Eustorn Indiana, a? a result of having something forcod upon j hiin which he did not want. Attack ml by Natives, London, Deo, 31.?A dinoatcli to tho Times from Cape Town gaya It it reported from Dalajjoa bay thntVebellious natives attackod two Portnitueia (junboat* on the Inoomati river, urreitod their progress and killod the officer ill chief command. 1.1 II(iiis Uliniiif Ufpnaml, London, D?c. 30.?A dispatch from Pekin say* that the ex-Viceroy ol Nankin, Liu Kun Yi, has been appointed to tho ! ciiiof command of all the (Jhinuso forces, thus superseding Li Hunir Chung and Prince Kung, tho emperor's uncle, who was only a Hnort timo ni?o appointed to I tiiat position atuoti^twu ur three others. mm From Which Distinguished New Yorkers Narrowly E^capo. FAMOUS ALBANY HOUSE BURNED And Many State Politicians Nearly Lose Their Lives. MANY THRILLING EXPERIENCES Of Guosta and Quiro a Number Arc Injured?A Timely Discovery of tlio lllnzn in nil That Avcriod a Frightful Calamity in Connection With tho Total Destruction of tho Historic Hotel Delavon?All the Guests I'l?l- ,r-~ ..? liuan moil *"*KK"lt"? >unu\|H>? ? !> of Caiulidnten for the New York Speakership Suddenly Thrown Into a Wild Panic. Albany, X. Y., Dec. 30.?The candidacy of the several mon for speaker of the assembly received a startling baptism of fire hero tonight at the Dolnvati house. That famous hostelry, known from Maine to California, the mocca of politicians and the centre of ail big state political events for forty years, was completely destroyed. Fire is not an uncommon visitor, but tiro ouch as this to-night has seldom been soon. It was hah* past eight and the political hoadauartera of both Mr. Fish and Mr. Maltby wore filled with politicians and newnpaper men. State Factory Inspector Connelly, who had been in the lobby with a number ot poople, Btnrted to ro up the elevator. Ho remarked that ho smelled smoke and aucgested ? Hnfnra it rnlllil hn bosun there were cries of Are from different parts of the house simultaneously. The outburst of flames before an alarm could bo given to arouso the inmates of the rooms, wag something appalling. TTp the elovator shaft there shot a solid column of flames, up the Btaircaio near this shot another column. As the mass of white hot flames reached each of the five floors it branchod out into tongues of loapinir destruction and it seemed as chough the whole interior of the structure was a soothing mass. Fortunately the guest list was not large, and the majority of those registered were politician* and were down on the second floor, where Mr. Fish and Mr. Maltby had headquarters. There was a rush for the stairs in the front and tho servants' stairs in tho back, where the flames had not yet reached, and in a few minutes there was a tumbling mass of humanity coming down these few means of egress. THRILLING BSCAI'BS. Those on the two upper floors could not avail themselves of these exits, for the flames were rushing along the con ridors and the people on the street, who had not vet seen tho flames, heard a crash of gla?s and saw figures como tumbling out of the windows. Within 10 minutes after the first note of alarm, at least twelve persons wore dangling on the insufficient ropo fire escapes or hanaincr on to the window sills. The department arrived quickly, hut it took some time to Ret ladders up, and in the meantime some of the people had dropped to tho street. On the right side of the building there appeared at a window surrounded by smoke a man and a woman. The man had hold of the woman trying to persuade her to wait for help, but she broke away and sprang out. She struck a balcony and rebounded to the atreot. The man waited for a ladder and was taken down in safety. His name was H. A. Foakes, and ho represented a cash register company in Dayton, Ohio. The woman was his wife, and she will probably die. In ex-Speaker Maltby'a room, which was to the rear of the elevator shaft whero tho tire first appeared, there wh* tho greatest excitomonu About twenty politicians wero there including Congressmen Weaver and Curtis, Senator Kilburn and Mr. Maltby. A rush was made for the stairs and when the party landed in the streot, the only injured ono was found to be Assomblyman Robbins, whose hair and face was badly burned. liAUGAOB LOST. In Mr. Fish's headquartors there was less hurry, became they woro noar the otaira. All got down safely, but tho majority lost their bag/age. IS. A. .Manchester, of Auburn, posttnastor ot i the assembly, ran towards the baggago room for his grip. Returning Jjo found his way blocked with flames and Hinoke, and rushed back to a window. He smashed it out and slid down the rope fire escape. Although Jive stories high, there were no outside fire escapes, and the only means left for the peoplo in tho cut-off rooms was to uso the rope tiro escapos. 13. F. Hoilman, of Brooklyn, was in the third story, lie opened his room door an soon as he hoard the cry of tire. A burst of flamo made him look to tho window as tho means of escapo. In an instant ho had but two alternatives?a fiery death or a jump, lie chose thelattor and plunged through tho window. Whon ho was picked up from tiio sfdowalk he wan found to be badly injured, llo willdio. His wife, who was in the room with him, tried the lire aicape, but it either broke or elso she (ailed to hold to it, for sue, too, came to tho pavement heavily, ller right leg wns broken, her loft ankle diei.wiaia.i mid uIim wnm hiidlv burned about the face and head. In lean than liftoon minutes .iftor the fire started, the entire structuro was wrapped in tinmen. Frotn the windows of each of its live stories smoke poured in volumes and n few tninutea later the flames belched forth. In twenty minutes the building resemblod a seothing crater and it was plain to the thousands of spectators wiio had gathered that it would be entirely destroyed. Edward \VaUh, a porter, was caught in the hall, liefore ho r. -mid ge: out ho was badiy burned and had to be taken to the hospital. I A FAMOUS HOUSE. The Delavon house is fifty years old, i and is one of tlio most famous Iiotols in the country. The total loin is oatiiuated > at $500,000, with an insurance of $300,000. At tlio oa?t wuils io!l in, and I some of tho firemen narrowly eicapod being buried. Ai 11:30 the Broadwav wall fell oat an?l one fireman was buried in the debris. He wa.1 taken out and is not thought to bo dangerously hurt. One of the incident* of the fire was the escape of Miss Martin, of New York. She was in the fourth story window on the Steuben street aide when a ladJer ! was raised, a messenger boy ruahed j un and broke the window, thus freeing her. The hotel takes in the entire block, j 110 or 460 feet, and this was in fifteen minutes a seething cculdron only bound by tho four walla. The wires of tho electric light company were deatroyed, and a flection of the city was in dark- I n?m lava fnr th? liirht of the fir#L Of ttie one hundred or more cuests at the hotel, not one is known to have saved I more than the clothes on their person. Tho fire burned fiercely for five hours | nnd is still burning. The legislators and others soon found quarters at other hotels, and Mr. Fish openod np his campaign in the Kentnore, but everything ha* been lost tight of in the fire. THE B1LVKK LAKfci FIItE. The Great Christina* cnlnmlty Is Worne Tlinn Fir?t Reported. Portland, Ork., Dec. .'iO.?A dispatch received from Klamath Falls ij> reference to the flre at Stiver Lake, in which many lives wore lost, besides a number fatally injured, says: There wore probably 125 peoplo in the hall, whore a Christmas entertainment was in progress. The panic-stricken ones rushed for the door. Home were caught in voiumos ot (lame.while others were trampled under and forced to their doom by the frantic peoplo soaking to effect their escape from the horrible death that awaited them. Many leaned for life from the windows, receiving serious if not fnt/i! injuries. Others were dragged out more dead than alive. Later roport9 may be even more foarful than those at hand, which state that 41 persons were burned to death and five others mortally injurod. Silver Lake is a small town containing about five business houses and a few dwellings. It is a prosperous settlement of farmers and stockmen. Physicians from Lakeview and Paislev ha\o gone to minister to the sutlerers. The settlers of tho surrounding country uro msu bciiuih^ wuknuuwuua of money and provision*. Firo N'nur FiilrmouU Special Di*i*itch to the TnteUtqcnrer. Fairmont, W. Va., Dec. 30.?The dwelling of Stanton Evans, about five iniles from here, burned yostorday afternoon. The tire was caused by a defective flue. Oniy a few of the household goods were saved, a? Mr. Evans was in towii. The loss amounts to about $1,500. Ciiusml by a tuuokrr. Biodefokd, Me., Dec. 30.?The city building here was damaged to the extent of $>0,000 by fire early this morning. A cigar stub carelessly thrown into a closet on the second floor caused the fire. SEIUOUS rxt'IjOSION. A ISuIldItic Wreokfd nntl SoirrrftI Pernon* Injured. Cincinnati, ()., Dec. 30.?The Commerciai-Gazette's El wood, Ind., says: The building in which Milo See's barber siiop and lodgings are located was wrocked to-day by a natural gai explo flion, causing a loss of $2,000 and badly injuring six persons, a.s follows: Milo See, head, face and back badly cut. Fred Betzner, head, face and hands cut. Harry Goatee, badly burned, gash in liead. Alfred Anderson, badly bruised, and internal injurios. Jerry Claxton, right leg broken. Charles Hand, left loir broken. In tho Wooley furnace at Anderson to-day, Clyde Carpenter was seriously injured by a natural gas explosion. Natural (iiu l?x|>1o<ion. Fremont, 0., Dec. 30.?To-day at noon, while three men were making repairs to tho regulator of tho Northwestern Ohio Natural (iaa Company, an explosion occurred, wrecking tho regulator and eeriouslv injuring the men whoso names are: C. L. Steveut, Charles Grablo and J. B. Loveland. MUltlMvIt M VST lilt Y Rerrnlml t?jr tlio Confemlon of n Negro Arrmted in thin Statu. Columbus, O., Dec. 30.?William, alias Jacob Taylor, the negro arrested in West Virginia for the tnurdor of Inaac Yoakim, and brought back to this city by Detective Mahoney, made a confossion to Chief of Police I'agela. lie said that tho blow which crushed Yoakim's skull was struck by another colored man, named Jacou uowou, mm that ho and llowell divided tho money takon from Yoakim's body. Tho police put no faitli in the story, but have arrested Howell. It was from the latter that the police tlrst obtained their clow as to tho identity of the murdorer. llowell said that at Taylor's ro? ' quest ho had walked into Columbus I from Worthington with the latter and that Taylor had considerable money | and said he was tfoinir to Virginia. I llowell inado no attempt to k'ot away, and was Tocnd at his work, chopping I wood, near Worthiuffton. Uo denies all ' knowledge ot tho crime, or that be had I any participation in it or ttie proceeds of the robbery. I Mrs. Yoakiin, when sho found tho j body of nor husband, saw a man running away in the du*k. 'Jheso facts lead tho police to believe that Taylor coinsuitto l the crimo unas- 1 aisled. ' A NMAMi ICIOT. "Hiiiim" Mnkr Work for lh? Polic? Knrly Tliin Morning. About 3 o'clock this morning a crowd ahmit rtftoen or twontv "bums," sup posed to have coma from above here, became involved in a quarrel 1 that noon dn vol oped into a small fixed riot. A call was sent in to police headquarter* and a "quad of officer* was < *ent up in tho patrol wagon hut the wlioln kit escent one had escaped. Tho ' men had a'aaultud tho watchman at the i North tVlieniiiit; glass work*. 0'i'ooJe?"There, ho-'orra, I've tied Harry'i tfoat on the railroad thrnck and that train cumin* it'll kill 'um." Goat i ?"Now, it i hadn't swallowed .Mr#, iloolihan'* rod petticoat yesterday I could n't have coutrhod it up to (lag that train."?KtUe Field'* Washington, j PRESS CENSORS la Turkey Dictate a Statement of Armenian Outrages. OFFICIAL LETTERS ARE OPENED By Turkish Officers Before Their Final Delivery. AMERICAN BOARD OF MISSIONS Show* that tbe Mail of Foreigner* U Interfored With By the SuU&n'i Affenti-The Fishy Story that All Papers In Tnrlcey Were itequired to Print on Pain of Suppression?The Sublime Porte Claimed that the Stories Published fn the American and British Pnpnrs Are Exaggerated?The Ofllclal Investigation Ordered?The Statement of the i Sultan. Boston, Dec. 30.?The following: atatemont with referenco to the condition of allaira in those districts in Armenia whoro Christian missionaries are stationed was to-day isiued by tho American board of commissioners (or foreign missions. Official letters sent recently from the rooms of tho American board of commissioners for foroign missions, containing accounts relating to the European-iurkoy missions, wore opened by the Turkish officials. Tho letters were subsequently delivered, but with the Turkish word "examine," written on tho envelope. This indicated that the Turkish govornmont is attempting to assumo all authority over tho mails of foreigners. When tho reports of tho massacre of Christiuns infcassoun district of Eastern Turkey boeamo public, aftor more thuu two months of supuression ou tho part of the Turkish otlicials, the Ottoman government was alarmed at tho wi>ienpread publications in the American and English preds. Under pressure from foreign powers tho sultan agreed to send a commissioner to investigate and report upon the outrages. In view of this promise of the government the represontativos of tho European powers at Constantinople decided to wait for the report before taking any positivo action. But after this decision bv the powers, and while they were waiting for tho departure of the eultan's commission, which had been appointed and which was to make full and impartial investigations of all the affairs reported br the English consul, as well as by many individuals from the Sossoun district, the nm f!ia fnl. lowing official statement of the cado, which statement was printed in the papers of Constantinople. All papers printed in Turkey are undor closo censorship and no paper could refuse to print tiie statement under penalty of immediato suspension. Hence, the Christiau periodicals woro compelled to print what they knew to be falno. Till TURKISH STATEMENT. The statement follows: "Somo of the recent European papers have stated, contrary to the truth, that a few Armenian villages havo neon destroyed, and in the meantime persons have boon massacred by the Turkish soldiers in the district of Haisoun. Others, in order to magnify those reports, havo asserted that the now.i of tho outrage was pro rented from leaking out bv the obstacles the government put in the way of travellers from that district. "The subjects of the empire of Sassoun district are quietly ongaeed with their busino99 una Hie people iravui wnurevor titey wish in parted palely. "Some Armenian bandits, being induced by azitaturs, bocan lately in and about Saflsoun to disturb the pence and comfort of tho peonle by murdering, foundering and blocking the highways, n order to put an end to such delators, the government employed the necessary mean?, and consequently ordered out a sufficient body of the Fourth army corpB. Thm the extension of tho revolt beiue checke I the troops wore withdrawn io their headquarter*. "i'here was 110 interference by the Kounls, but, as etatod above, some Armenian bandits having vontured to ili>inrderlv actions, the i'ourth imperial army corpa anil also the governor of Bitlis, undertook to investigate as to the facts and subsequently a cominission ot inquiry composed of Abdoolah ifoiift, Eomer liey, Medjid KflomJi and Hafez Tevfik Pasha, who will atari this week by steamer to the scene of the troublo. "In general the sublime porta will never allow such outrages to be perpotratod us published ia foreign pupers upon his subjects.'1 FOUND HIMHHLP. 0?ncrfls?nmn Butler*!* Mysterious Di?np* pmnincc Anronntetl For. Indiana poms, 1m, Dec. 30.? Congressman Wall Butler, of West Union, Iowa, was located here to-day. In fact, he located himself. In tho Chicago papers ho noticed a roward had been ottered by his wife for the recovery of his body on tho supposition that he was dead. But a: once called at tho local newspaper offices to state that he is alive. 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