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THE W0RTH1KGT0H ADVAMCE
ROBBBT MCCUNE, Ed. and mtolisher.
WORTHINGTON, Nobles Co.,
FOKTV-FOUB per cent, of all the rail
ways in the world are in this country.
GREAT BKITAIK poured nearly 150,000
emigrants into the United States dur
ing the first seven months of the pros*
ent year. _____________
Ox® HUNDRED children were sold in
the Morocco slave market recently by
Sultan Muley ilassen, who has gone
into the business.
IT took sixty thousand cars to trans*
port the graphs of the United States to
market this year. The vineyards of
this country represent an investment
of £155,000,000 and over.
THE population of the "Cherokee
Nation," which has just sold six million
acres of land to the government, Is
about thirty thousand. The Cherokees
are a highly civilized tribe of Indians.
HIBAM CHASE, a full-blooded Indian
of-the Omaha tribe, has been admitted
to practice in the federal court at Oma
ha. Mr. Cliase is the first Indian ever
admitted to the practice of law in
PATTI says that her diamonds have
been greatly overestimated in value
and that she has only a modest $600,
000 stock to potter along with. She is
to be sympathized with, as is any wom
an who has nothing to wear.
MDLLE. EI.SIE ST. OSIER has begun a
journey around the world in the inter
est of the Geographical society of Paris.
The journey is to last three years, and
the traveler is to devote special atten
tion to the lives and customs of women
in the various countries which she visits.
RUSSIA has been visited by eight
national famines during the present
century, in 1SU1, 1808, 1811, 1813, 1833,
J840, 1800 and 1891. In addition to
these there have been several provin
cial famines as severe, if not as exten
sive, as those which affect the whole
A YOUNG woman in Connecticut was
deprived of the position of teacher of
gymnastics'in the state normal school
solely on the ground that she was not
good looking. Nothing daunted, she
went to Ohio and submitted her nose
to a surgical operation, with the result
that she is not only very pretty, but is
soon to wed a wealthy manufacturer.
LIKUT. MAXWELL, of the United
States, says that the Dakota climate
adds to one's stature. When ordered
to that country he was over twenty-one
years old and had reached the age
when growth is supposed to 6top, but
during a residence there of over a year
he grew three and one-ha'f inches.
Dakotans say the climate often has
ONE of the most singular looking
creatures that ever walked the earth
or "swam the waters under the earth"
is the world-famous man-faced crab of
Japan. Its body is hardly an inch in
length, yet the head is fitted with a
face which is the perfect counterpart
of that of a Chinese cooly a veritable
missing link, with eyes, nose and mouth
all clearly defined.
CHAKI.ES F. CKISP, speaker of the
national hous3 of representatives, is
the thirty-sccond man to hold that
enviable position in public life. There
have been fifty-one congresses, but only
thirty-one speakers. Henry Clay was
elected speaker six times, and Blaine,
Colfax, Randall, Carlisle and Nathaniel
Macon, of North Carolina, filled the
office three times each.
Vermonts independence from Great!
liritam, and th« Sons of Vermont in Dre-el
Chicago propose to cerate tte oe- I "''f
Minister Phelps and Senator Proctor
have been invited to speak, but even
sweeter tlian their honeyed words will
be a reproduction in maple sugar of
UeuDington monument At the ban
quet everything will be served on
dishes of Vermont marble.
DANIKi, WEBSTKR was an acknowl
edged leader in con gross when he was
80 years of age Gladstone was lord
of the treasury at 24 and in parlia-
meet at 21 Palmerston was lord of'
the admirnlity fit 28 Henry Clay, in
spite of the constitution, was a United
Mates senator at 29 Washington was
con munded the army of Italy at 25.
and William Pitt was prime minister
of England at '_4, and at 35 the great
est individual authority in Europe.
THERE is a good deal of romance at
tsiched to the history of Lawrence and S15'),0'W
Barbara Stoahr, an aged couple who JT
ago and lived in Ilarlam from that time
on. She died on Sunday of pneumonia
and he died a few hours afterward of
bronchitis. They were both laid in
one grave, thus even iu death unsep
HEB majesty, the queen of England,
is supposed to have the largest collec
tion extant of photographic portraits
of notabilities of her time, from the
portraits of kings, queens, emperors Florence, Ala.
and empresses downward. They be
gin in the early dawn of the art of mak
iDg sun pictures—in the days of those
daguerreotypes on metallic surfaces,
which generally required you to hold
them sideways before you couid get a
The Ms of the WeeK.
BY TELEGRAPH AND HAIL.
TUESDAY, Dec. 15.—Bills were in
troduced in the senate to purchase a
site for a building for the supreme
court"' of the United States for a
bronze statue of Christopher Columbus
in Washington to promote and en
courage the display of the flag of 'the
United States. A memorial was pre
sented frofn the Minnesota legislature
to make October 19, the anniversary of
the discovery of America by Columbus,
a day of national thanksgiving.
WEDNESDAY, Dee 10.—In the senate
numerous petitions were presented
against opening the world's fair on
Sunday. Bills were introduced to
establish a branch mint at Council
Bluffs, la, and for a ship canal around
Niagara falls. The following nomi
nations for United States circuit
judges were received from the presi
dent: William L. Putnam, of Maine,
for the first judicial circuit Nathaniel
Shipman, of Connecticut, second
George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania,
third Nathan Goff, of West Virginia,
fourth William 11. Taft, ,of Ohio, sixth:
William A. Woods, of Indiana, seventh.
In the house the speaker announced
the committee on rules. Mr. Taylor
(Tenn.) announced the -death of his
friend and colleague, Leonidas C.
Houk, and the house then ad jour ed
to the 19th.
THURSDAY, Dec. 17.—In the senate
the nomination of Stephen B. Elkins
for secretary of war was received
from the president. Senator Turpie
spoke in favor of the election of
United States senators by a direct vote
of the people and Senator Stewart
spoke in favor of free silver coinage.
The standing committees were an
nounced and confirmed. Bills were in
troduced to amend the act of the last
congress authorizing the sale of timber
on lands reserved for the use of the
Menominee Indians iu Wisconsin, and
to remove the limitation on arrears of
pensions. Adjourned to the 21st
THE visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 14th was: Wheat,
4'J,253,£g5 bushels corn, 3,005,366 bush
els Oats, 4,435,7Rti bushels.
TIIE pension office paid out 87,000,000
in pensions during the first fifteen days
of this month.
THK secretary of state announced the
conclusion of a commercial reciprocity
agreement between the United States
and all the British West Indies islands
and British Guiana.
THE exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 18th aggregated
81,288,468,981, against §1,213,070,872, the
previous week. The increase as com
pared with the corresponding week of
1890 was 10.5.
THE business failures in the United
States duriug the seven days ended on
the 12th numbered 335, against 320 the
previous week and 4-J4 for the corre
sponding week last year.
EDWARD M. FIELD, the son of Cyrus
W. Field and a partner in the bank
rupt firm of Field, Lindley.Wiechers &
Co., of New York, was arrested at a
private insane asylum and taken to
THE fast train on the New York Cen
tral railroad collided with a switch en
gine at Newburg, N. Y., killing the en
gineer and fireman of the express.
Many of the passengers were hurt, but
EDMUND S. CONNOK died at his home
in liutherford, N. J., aged 8*3 years.
He was the oldest actor in America.
TIIE case of the Adams Express Com
pany against ex-President Iloey will
be compromised by tha return of about
5500,000* to the company by Itlr. Hoey.
THIEVES entered the dwelling of W.
.. H. Rhodes at Altoona. Pa, and after
JANUARY 1 is the date of the one chloroforming the family took «l,000 in
hundred and fourteenth anniversary of
cash and raan vaiuabies.
view of their rather pale and feeble from roasting ores seven persons died
traits, llenee they embrace the whole
history of the art, and are thoroughly
representative-of the progress of pho
To SUM up the cost of running this
great government it may be said that
the legislative establishment, by which
is meant congress and all appertaining
thereto, costs £3,500,000 a year. The
executive establishment proper, which
means the white bouse, costs $145,000
a year. The state department costs
82,000,000, the treasury department
8143,000.000, the war department £40,
000,000, the navy department 828,000,
000, the. interior department 8167,000.
000, department of agriculture 83,500,
000, the department of justice $6,000,^
000, and the post office department
82,000,000 in excess of its receipts.
OUR fighting vessels are rapidly
sliding down into the water. A day or
casion in magnificent manner. Ex- "Z urT
SI ,500,000 for the establishment of the
FOUR leaders of a gangthat had been
a colonel in the army at 22 Napoleon ^BS been presented by George W. Childs
n.i_ o, I with almost his entire collection of rare
prints, manuscripts, autographs, etc.,
were buried from their residence in bacoo importers had swindled the gov
Uarlera, N. Y.. on the same day recent- ernment out of over S3,00,009 in duties
ly. They were born within a few within fie last few months.
hours' time of each other in Merlin, A MANIAC named Michael Harvey
Germany, were playmates and school-
trains collided and Engineer
Foreman Smith were killed.
Drexe! institute iu Philadelphia
valued at 8100,00».
FLAMES in the wholesale millinery
house of Porter, Donaldsou & Co., in
Pittsburgh, Pa., entailed a loss of
c'aimed that New York to-
shot an 1 killed John ConneiTon and
mates, were confirmed together, mar- wounded two other persons in Brook
ried, came to America thirty-one years 1^®'
then took his own life,
WEST AND SOUTH.
COL WILLIAM E. MERRILL, of Cincin
nati, United States engineer in charge
of the Ohio river and all its navigable
tributaries, dropped dead on a train
near Edgar. 111.
A DIVORCE wa granted to an Indian
at Chambertain, S. I)., the first case of
the kind on record.
FIRE caused a low of £250,003 at
THE failure was announced of the
Had fie Id Company, owners of a stone
quarry and railway interests in Wau
kesha county, Wis., with assets and li
abilities of about (400,009 each.
As THK result of breathing the fumes
at Butte, Mont
IN a rear-end collision on the Chicago,
Bnrlington & Quincy railroad 10 miles
west of Ottumwa, la., an engineer and
fireman were killed and a conductor
AN express train on the Pittsburgh
& Fort Wayne road was thrown from
the track by a broken rail near Lima,
O., and three men were killed and
twenty other persons were injured,
DENTON DITKK, I. G. Delone and
Joseph Duke were killed at East Bar
nard, Tex., as a result of a quarrel.
THE resignation of Daniel E. Soper
as secretary of stat3 for Michigan was
tendered and accepted by Gov. Winans.
Soper was charged with malfeasance
and misfeasance in office, and did not
deny the accusation.
IN a wreck on the Chesajeake A
I Ohio railroad, near Anderson, W. Va.,
two ago the 1,000-ton twin screw gun- [fared. seven in
boat Machias was launched I .. ..
Kennebec river at Bath, Me. Its main Ford and h™rinfaSt^hM ScolnJ'M
Hotchkws revolving cannon. It can Seidl,.a Bohemian farmer, was arrested
steam fourteen knots an hour and its
schooner rig will enable it to spread
6,500 square fefct of canvas. Though a
small vessel and only intended for har
bor? and river patrol -service it is a
staunch and strong craft and a
utdilion to the eorotag new o»vjr
for murdering his daughter, aged 18,
a&d'his son, aged 22.
THE boiler in a sawmill at Ridge
ville, Ind., exploded killing William
Wise. William Collett add James
Clawson. and fatally, injariftg Isaac
APOPLEXY caused the death of CoL J.
J. Hathaway, governor of the national
soldiers' home at Mllwaukeet at the age
TBE anti-lottery combine convention
at Baton Rouge nominated Murphy J.
Foster for governor of Lo'uiaiana.
THE formation of a twelve-dub
league ended the baseball war. The
twelve cities of the new combination
are: Boston,- New York, Brooklyn,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Louisville. St Louis and Chicago.
DEFECTIVE ties wrecked a passenger
train on the Sotithern Kansas railroad
near Cherryvale, Kan., and ^twenty-six
persons were injured, three fatally.
THE oldest woman in Maryland, Mrs.
Rebecca Seth, died of the grip at her
home in Cecil county, aged 103 years.
TUB death of Gen. Patrick Edward
Connor, an Indian fighter and a veteran
of several wars, occurred at Salt Lake
IK session in Chicago the national
prohibition committee decided to hold
the national convention in St Louis on
June 29 next to nominate a candidate
Ox the charge of embezzling 920,000
John L. Ferguson, bookkeeper in the
National bank of Kansas City, Ma,
AT Youngstown, O., W. E. Fitzger*
aid was hanged for the murder of
Officer W. Freed on May 15 last
THE firm of McDonald Bros., ex
tensive lumbermen and shipowners at
La Crosse, Wis., failed for 9250,000.
NEAR Brier Creek, Tenn., the dead
bodies of William L. Spreggins and
George Holliday, brothers-in-law, were
found buried in a a brush heap.
SAMUKL GOHPEBS was reelected pres
ident of the federation of labor in con
vention at Birmingham, Ala.
AT Baton Rouge S. D. McEnery was
nominated for governor of Louisiana
by the regular democratic convention.
OWING to a quarrel Wright Poland
and his wife were murdered in their
home at Buckhorne, La., by Jack
A MOB lynched two negroes suspected
of the murder of young Parramore at
AT his home near De Soto, Ind.,
Asail Tliornburg celebrated his 99th
birthday anniversary. He was in good
IN an explosion at the Busk tunnel
near Leadville, Col., three men were
killed, two seriously injured and a
number of others hurt
EDITORS of the national prohibition
party press met in Chicago and organ
ized a National Prohibition Press asso
ciation, with James Lamont, of Rock
ford, 111., as president.
NEARLY the entire gang of silver
coin counterfeiters who had been op
erating in Texas for many months
past were captured.
BEN DAVIS shot James Dunn dead at
Roaring Springs, Ky., and fatally
wounded John Dunn, his brother. The
killing was the outcome of an ancient
THE expenses of the congressional
party in the revolution of the govern
ment of Chili against Balmaceda were
815, poo, 000.
IN Penneborg, Germany, an over
weighted brewery collapsed and fifteen
employes were killed.
A FERRYBOAT capsized in the Elbe at
Hamburg, Germany, and ten persons
IN Behring sea 10,000 young seals
Were said to have starved to death on
acconnt of the killing of their dams.
A STATE of siege was declared in
many of the famine-stricken districts of
Russia owing to the prevalence of
brigandage and anarchy among the
THE discovery of petroleum equal to
the product of Pennsylvania wells was
made near Sheerkstown, Ont
BY the wrecking of the steamer
Prince Soltykoff off Brest twenty per
sons were drowned.
AT Montevideo, Chili, an incendiary
fire caused a loss of 8500,000.
IN many parts of the province Oi
Shan-Si, West china, placairis have
been posted urging a general massacre
of the Christian missionaries.
AT the Cameron co'liery near Shamo
kin. Pa., a gas explosion fatally injured
two Italians and four Hungarians.
THE 64th birthday of John Greenleaf
Whittier. the Quaker poet was cele
brated on ihe 17th at his home in New
bury port, Mass.
THE report of Gen. Booth, of the Sal
vation Army shows that during the
first twelve months of his work for the
redemption of the masses in London he
gave 2,500,000 meals and 347,209 nights'
lodgings to the homeless. The expenses
A SHOEMAKER at Namur, Belgium,
was sentenced to death for trying to
poison his brother. It was proved that
he had killed his sister and three other
OTEISA, late secretary of the treasury
in Cuba, has been sentenced to eighteen
years' imprisonment for stealing 5100,
000 from the government
THE rumors of great distress caused
by famine in Mexico were denied by
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21.—When the
little steamer Hattie Gage reaches .here
from Sitka, it will be plastered deep
with libels. The men on board of it
seem to have been carrying on a pirati
cal cruise in the Arctic and are not on
ly guilty of mutiny, but have robbed a
mine, a church and a supply depot of
the Alaska Commercial company. It
sailed from here last June, in command
of Capt. Downs, for Coal Harbor. .On'
board were two men named Tibbey, as
passengers. The first row occurred at
Victoria, where the Tibbeys wished to
smuggle aboard liquor. At Coal Har
bor the Tibbeys proposed a sealing
cruise in Behring sea.
THE department of agriculture an
nounces that inspectors on Long Island
N. Y., unearthed an abbatoir at New
ton creek, devoted entirely to the
slaughter of broken-down, crippled
horses. Many of these horses were
diseased and some had the glanders.
Most of the beef was corned and put up
for export as family beef. The secre
tary of agriculture wired the inspector
of ports of shipment to stop such ex
ports immediately and notify the local
board of health.
THE net gold in the treasury the 21st,
amounted to 8129,750,489, a decrease of
nearly 82,000,000 since the' 10th inst
The cash balance is 8132,200,000, the
lowest figure it has reached this month.
The receipts from customs at New
York during the first twenty days of
this month were 85,362,768, a» decrease
of81,764,667 compared with the receipts
during the corresponding period of last
SHOBT funeral services over the re
mains of Senator Plumb, were held in
the Senate chamber at Washington, D.
C. the 21st After which a committee
left with the body for Topeka, Kas.
THREE prisoners were taken from the
jail at DeWitt, Ark., the 21st, by a mob
and shot to death.
THE Mexican government has amend
ed the tariff tolls so as to-make the tar
iff duty on rag paper, except colored
wrapping paper, 50 cents per 100 kilo
grams in weight unsized paper, except
for cigarette wrappers, 50 cents per 100
kilograms in weight and colored wrap
ping paper of native manufacture and
unsized paper for cigarette wrappers of
native manufacture, free of all duty.
THE plans submitted from Reed A
Stem, architects for the new auditor^
ium at the corner of Wabasha and 7th
streets, PayVwsre 31st
RIOT AT OINOINNATI.
Xadlgaaaft Taxpayers Mob th* Coanty
CofcisrarATi, Dec. 19.—The scenes
about the courthouse Friday morning
reminded one of the riot of 1884. In
the present case the mob consisted of
property owners clamoring for an op
flbrtunity to pay their taxes before the
penalty went in forced Owing to
changes in county boards and
the delay in assessing the val
ues and correcting mistakes the
tax duplicate, which should have
been in the treasurer's bands by De
cember, 1, did not reach him until last
Wednesday evening. It was necessary
to have the duplicate in order to know
the amount of taxes due from each
property owner. The law provides
that if taxes are not paid by December
20 a penalty of 5 per cent attaches.
The treasurer began taking taxes
Thursday, but only, a few were aware
of the fact, the announcement being
brief. The news spread and Friday
morning by 7 o'clock the big hall .in
front of the treasurer's office was
packed with men, women and children,
and the crowd extended far out in the
street There were fully 2,000 persons
clamoring for admittance, and the
throng was constantly increasing.
When the doors were opened at 8
o'clock a frightful crush ensued. Wom
en were crushed in the jam and cloth
ing torn, while the air was filled with
screams and curses. The treasurer's
office, which is a large hall with a con
tinuous counter and glass partitions
around three sides, was soon packed to
suffocation with the struggling mass of
humanity. The clerks started to take
money at their windows, but had to
quickly give up the idea.
In the meantime the crowd was con
stantly increasing, and the pressure be
came so great that men and women
began to faint The excitement grew
intense. Several of the glass windows
above the counter were smashed, and
the crashing added to the excitement
until a perfect panic prevailed. Faint
ing women were passed through the
broken windows and doctors sum
At one time there were four insensi
ble women in the treasurer's private
office and as many more out in the big
hall. Mrs. Bertha Wrampelies, Mrs.
Elizabeth Patterson, Mi's. Mary Fox and
Miss Mary Gerrard were among those
who fainted and in the confusion were
trampled upon and severely bruised.
The safes had been opened and the
money laid out at the desks prepara
tory for business. A rumor started
that a raid was contemplated on the
treasury by thieves. The money was
hastily thrown into the vaults, while
guards with drawn revolvers were
placed at the door.
A riot call had been sent to the Cen
tral station and a detachment of special
police under Lieut Gill had been hur
ried to the scene. The entire force of
watchmen and other employes about
the courthouse were called in for the
protection of the county funds. Men.
apparently to avoid being trampled
to death, had climbed upon the
partition, but good grounds existed
for the belief that they were awaiting
an opportunity to plunder. The police
arrived in two patrol wagons and
charged with their clubs through the
crowd. After effecting an entrance
they drove out a sufficient number to
allow the closing of the big doors.
Order was then restored among the re
mainder, but it was necessary to use
some of them roughly.
While the panic was at its highest
the county solicitors and commission
ers met and resolved to extend the
time from December 20 to Jannary 10.
Speeches were made to the crowd, and
the announcement of the extension did
much to restore order. 11 was 9 o'clock
p. m. before the last of the crowd left
the treasurer's office.
GEN. BOOTH'S WORK.
Its Progress and What It Has Co.it Dur
ing Twelve Months.
LONDON, Dec. 19.—Gen. Booth pub
lishes an account of what be has done
the first twelve months for the redemp
tion of the masses. The total expendi
ture on capital account is given as £90,
000, but a liability of £10,000 in addition
has been incurred on the strength of
sums promised but not yet paid in
The farm colony has cost £34.
000 and the working expenses
of the food depots and shelters have
been £23,149. The receipts have been
£26,570. There have been 2,500,000
meals and 347,209 nights' lodgings given
to the homeless. Slum work has cost
£2,807, less £570 donated by sympa
thetic "slummers." The workshops
show a deficit of £1,140 in spite of the
fact that somtf of the branches show a
profit. For instance, the sale of
matches has netted £475, knitting work
£100, and book binding £400.
SLAIN IN A TUNNEL.
Two Llvei Lost as the Result of a Mis
take on a Railway in Pennsylvania.
CATAWISSA, Pa., Dec. 19.—A terrible
collision between two fast freight
trains occurred in a tunnel on the Phil
adelphia & Reading railway early Fri
day morning. The company is keeping
the matter quiet and details are un
obtainable. Engineer Fisher and Fire
man Smith are reported killed, and sev
eral others are said to have teen
fatally injured About 3 o'clock a. m.
a west-bound freight received orders
to pass an east-bound train at the first
switch, a mile from the Big Mountain
tunneL A mistake in the orders
caused the two trains to meet in the
tunnel, when both were running at a
high rate of speed.
THREE BISHOPS APPOINTED.
Incumbents for the Vacant American Dio
ceses Named by the Pope.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19.—A cable dis
patch from the Rome correspondent of
the Catholic News announces the
appointment of Very Rev. Ignatius F.
Horstman, D. D., of the cathedral
of Philadelphia, as bishop of Cleve
land. O. Rev. Sebastian Messiner, D.
D., professor of Canon law in the Cath
olic university at Washington, as
bishop of Green Bay, Wis., and Very
Rev. James Schweback, vicar-general
of La Crosse, Wis., promoted to that
Three Hen Killed by an Kxploslon In a
LEADVILLE, COL, Dec. 19.—A terrible
accident occurred Friday morning at
Busk tunnel, near Leadville. Three
men were killed, two seriously in
jured and a number of others
hurt The accident was caused
by the explosion of a missed
hole which' had been charged a few
days ago and was thought to have ex
ploded, as several other charges were
fired at the same time. The failure
of this one to explode was noticed at
the time, but upon being struck with a
drill it exploded with terrible force.
Will Meet In St. Louis.
TOPEKA, Kan.', Dec. 19. The Na
tional Citizens' Industrial alliance has
issued a call for a general convention
to be held at St» Louis February 23,
two days before the industrial council
convenes. In pursuance to the na
tional call, W. F. Rightmire, secretary
for Kansas, has issued a call for each
assembly in his state numbering 200 to
elect one delegate.
HU|ed In a Mine.
OCJ&AY, Col., Dec. 19.—James Mc
Clur8 while working in the Virginia
mine was caught by falling rock and
CONGRESS UBQEP TO APT.
Ilu Waterways Coaventlta aft Detroit
the Government to Coastrwet
-a Deep Route from Chicago to the At
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. IB.—When the
deep-waterways convention reassem
bled Friday the committee pn reso
lutions ineported a lengthy memorial to
the senate and house of representa
tives, setting forth the history of lake
navigation and dilating^ upon the im
portance of the 20-foot channel from
Buffalo to Duluth and Chicago. The
memorial abounds in interesting sta
tistics, all of which go to show the
advantage to be derived from the pro
posed action, and earnestly appeals to
congress for such legislation as will pro
vide for the immediate beginning of
work at each of the required localities,
so as to insure the completion of a 20
foot channel along the whole line by
the time the works now in progress on
the St Mary's' river are completed.
The resolutions accompanying the
memorials and which were adopted,'
urge congress to authorize immediate
commencement and speedy completion
of an unobstructed channel not less than
20 feet in depth and sufficient width
through the lakes and connecting wa
ters between Chicago, Duluth, Superior
and Buffalo, and that the secretary of
war be authorized to make contracts
for the entire work, and a sufficient
sum of money be appropriated there
for, as every consideration of prosperity
in time of peace and protection in
time of war demands the construction
of a waterway of sufficient, capacity
to allow the free passage of vessels
drawing 20 feet of water through
our own territory from the great lakes
to the Atlantic ocean. The convention
strongly favors the improvement of
the Hudson river to a navigable depth
of 20 feet from Coxsackie to Troy. It
respectfully urges upon congress the
necessity for the most liberal ap
propriations for the establishment
and maintenance of all needed light
houses, fog signals, buoys and beacons
throughout the entire chain of lakes, to
the end that added security may be
given to life and property.
A committee of legislation was ap
pointed to place the matter before con
There is a general feeling that the
best results have been accomplished
that were feasible at this time and the
Lake Ontario people are satisfied in
the prospect of having the merit of the
Niagara ship canal further looked
into by experts. The convention will
do good. The sentiment represented
here has been broadened and actual
progress has been made. A perma-'
nent organization has been effected and
when the 21 -foot channel has been pro
vided for larger work will undoubted
ly be cut out While the matter has
not developed as far as the sanguine
could wish, good seed has been planted
which will bear future fruit
A Brooklyn Man, in a Fit of Insanity,
Khoots Three Persons, and Then Kills
Vitaaelf—One or His Victims Is Dead.
NEW YORK, Dec. 19.—Michael Har
vey, 34 years old, a boarder at No. 183
Van Dyke street South Brooklyn, be
came suddenly insane Friday after
noon and shot John Connerton,
Sam Dickerson and Mamie Dick
erson. Catherine Duffy jumped
from a second-story window to
escape him and broke her
ankle. Connerton and Sam Dicker
son were dangerously injured and were
taken to the hospital, but Connerton
died in the ambulance shortly after
leaving Van Dyke street Mamie Dick
erson was shot in the arm by the des
After shooting the others Harvey
placed the muzzle of the revolver in
hia.moutli and pulled the trigger. The
top of his head was virtually blown
off. Only two days ago* Harvey was
discharged from the Flatbush insane
asylum as cured and immediately
went to bord with Mrs. Duffy at No.
183 Van Dyke street.
Shortly after noon Friday while at
dinner the crazy fit came suddenly on
Harvey again. He jumped from" the
table, ran to the bureau, and snatched
from an open drawer a 32-calibre Brit
ish bull-dog revolver. With this the
mad man began firing into the crowd
at the table.
Tbe first shot struck John Connerton
in the head, and in less than five min
utes he was dead. The second bullet
laid Samuel Dickerson low. Young
Dickerson and Mary Dickerson had
come on a visit to Mrs. Duffy.
Dickerson was shot through
the right arm, but made for the win
dow, and before the maniac could fire
again jumped to the street Miss Dick
erson's turn came next. Tiie crazy
assassin's bullet tore a hole in her right
hand, and she ran out in the hallway
crying murder. Mrs. Duffy, who was
in the next room, hearing the shouts
and the cries and suspecting the truth,
jumped out of the wiudow at once, sus
taining painful injuries
While she lay groaning with pain,
vainly trying to crawl out of Mie reach
of the murderer, the fourth and last
shot rang out It rang tbe death
knell of the maniac. Being alone at
the scene of carnage, he had put the
pistol in his mouth and blown out his
Policemen McCabe and Murphy rail
in, and the street begau to fill with
wildly excited and yelling men and
women. Ambulances were summoned
and came et a dead gallop. The three in
jured were at once removed to tbe hos
pital. The mad murderer and his first
victim were dead.
SLAIN IN COLD BLOOD.
A Husband nnd Wife Murdered by a Cow.
ardly Gang in Louisiana.
SHREVEPORT, La., Dec, 19.—An old
man named Jack Smith quarreled
with Wright Poland at Buckhorne,
Bienville Parish, recently. To get
revenje Smith with his three
sons and four other men rode tc
Poland's house in the night sum
moned Poland and his wife to the dooi
and shot them dead. Mrs. Poland was
about to become a mother. Smith, one
of his sons, and three other men have
Robbed of Valuable Gems.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Dec. 19.—William
Wilson's jewelry store window wae
smashed with a coupling pin Friday
night and a tray containing $3,000
worth of diamonds was stolen. The
robbers fastened the door on the out
side before making the attempt
Eighteen Years iu Prison.
HAVANA, Dec. 19.—The late secretary
of the treasury. Otsiza, has been sen
tenced to eighteen years in prison,
three months and one day in the chain
gang and to pay a fine of 82,500 and to
return the 8100,000 stolen from the
WIU Contest the Will.
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—The family oi
W. J. Florence, the actor who recent
ly died, propose to contest his will ot
the ground that he left a codicil, whicl
has since disappeared, in which otherf
besides Mrs. Florence were left be
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 19.—The
doors of the safe in the Bank of Wat
race, at Watrace, Tenn., were blowr
off with dynamite last Wednesday
night and KtH)6 worth gf diuraoudi
A VACANT CHAIR.
The United States Senate J^osee One of
IU Most Noted Members—Sudden Death
of Senator Flumb, of Kansas—A Victim
of Apoplexy—Gotwlp Regarding His Sue.
eeasor— Hit Career.
WASHIHOTOW Dec. 21. -Senator Pres
ton B. Plutdb, of Kansas, is dead. He.
was stricken with
'apoplexy at an
early hour Sunday
morning, and after
hours in an uncon
died a few minutes
before noon. The
senator returned to
this city late Sat
from a visit to his
SAJIATOR PLUMB, son in Philadel
phia, having gone there on Thursday.
His apartments are in the house of Mr.
Jennings on Fourteenth street
About 2 o'clock Sunday morning Mr.
Jennings was aroused by a call from
the senator. When he reached the
apartment of Mr. Plumb the latter
was disrobed and lying on the bed. In
response to the inquiry of Mr.
Jennings he said: "I have an excru
ciating headache." He was holding
his head in his hands and swaying it
from side to side.. Mr. Jennings im
mediately called Snrgeon General
Wales. The doctor gave the patient a
hypodermic injection of morphia. The
senator in a few moments became
quieter, and, the pain decreasing, he
fell into a deep sleep, which continued
for some hours.
Dr. Wales left about 6:30 o'clock, and
a few minutes later Senator Plumb
jumped up. Mr.. Jennings sprang to
his assistance. The senator had a vio
lent vomiting spell and was then as
sisted back to his bed. He seemed to
be in great agouy, tossed his head
from side to side on the pillow and ex
claimed: "My God, my God, my head!"
These were the last words he uttered,
for in a few moments be again fell*
asleep, breathing heavily and laborious
ly. This sleep lasted until 11:25 o'clock,
when his respiration became heavier,
and death ensued at 11:49 o'clock.
There were present at his bedside
when death occurred Dr. Wales, who
had been called some time before, Mr.
Jennings and Mr. Flanagan, the sen
ator's private secretary. After tbe
vomiting spell the senator never ad
dressed anyone, and his last words
were those of pain.
The news of his death spread rapidly
through the city, and was a great
shock to the public. Indeed, it was
hardly credited by his associates, being
regarded as a rumor. The matter of
breaking the sad news to Mrs. Plumb,
who is in feeble health, was a delicate
one, an*d was done through a telegram
to Maj. Hood, president of the Emporia
national bank at Emporia, Kan.,where
Mrs.'Plumb now is.
Undertaker Wright arrived soon
after 12 o'clock, and under the direc
tion of the physician and the senator's
friends th€ work of embalming was
begun. About 2 o'clock a message was
received from Mrs. Plumb requesting
that the body be sent home as soon as
possible. The sergeant-at-arms of the
senate had been notified in the mean
time, and when he arrived took charge
of the dead senator's papers and effects.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 21.—Senator
Plumb's death created a profound sen
sation here and has been the sole topic
of conversation among the politicians.
The hotel lobbies have been filled and
every possible contingency discussed.
Gov. Humphrey left the city Saturday
night but will return to day. Those
who know the governor best say he
will be slow in making an appoints
ment* Under no circumstances will he
call an extra session of the legislature,
as it is overwhelmingly alliance.
Nearly a score of possibilities have
been mentioned about the hotel loi
bies. "those most frequently men
tioned are: Ex-Gov. George T. An
thony, ex-Congressman E. N. Morrill
and Chief Justice Albert H. Hortou.
Ex-Senator Ingalls' name is but little
spoken of. Other names mentioned
are: J. R. Burton, a young attorney of
Abilene, who was a bitter opponent of
Ingalls ex-Congressman S. R. Peters*
of Newton George R. Peck, general
solicitor of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Railway Company J. K. Hud
son, editor of the Topeka Capital and
ex-Gov. Thomas A. Osborne Hayes,
minister to BraziL The legislature
which will elect a successor to Gov.
Humphrey's appointee convenes in an
uary, 1893, and will be elected next
fall. There will be no holdovers cither
in the lower house or senate.
[Senator Plumb was born in Delaware county,
O., October 12, 1837, so that bo was in bis Mtb
year at tbe time 9! bis death. He was not a
college graduate, but left the common schools
for tha printer's case, and in pursuance of his vo
cation as a iourneyman printer in 1650, in the
bloody days of the history of the newly organ
ized territory of Kansas, he walked into that
territory. He plunged at once into the thick
of the political strife which then was waging
over the slavery question. He at once
went to ihe front and soon became a
member of the Leavenworth Constitutional
congress of 18 »9. He was admitted to the
bar in 1S61, when the place of his adoption
bccame a state of tbe union: served in tbe leg
islature in 180J, was chairman of the Judiciary
committee, and subsequently reported the su
preme court. When tbe war broke out he
entered the army as sccond lieutenant in the
Eleventh Kansas infantry and served
successively as captain, major and lieu
tenant-colonel of the regiment, and was
commissioned a colonel of the regiment
in August, 1863. After the wnr Mr. Plumb, re
turning to Kansas, was elected a member of
tiie Kansas house of representatives, and in
1F75 was chosen United States senator to suc
cee James M. Harvey, republican. He took
his seat in 1877 and has represented bis state
as a senator ever since that time. His term of
office would have expired March 3, 1885.]
DEATH BY DYNAMITE.
The Head of One Man Blown Off and the
Heart of Another Blown Ont.
GRACEVILLB, Minn., Dec. 21.— Ira
Bell and Henry Gordon met death in a
horrible manner S miles southest of
this place Saturday afternoon.
While preparing to lower a charge
of dynamite into a well which
they were boring the giant explosive
was accidentally set off. Bell's head
was blown entirely off and to a distance
of 15 feet. Gordon was struek in the
left side, the heart being blown entire
ly out of his body. Gordon's relatives
live at Grand Rapids, Mich.
JUDGE HIGGINS NOT GUILTY.
The Slayer of Thomas B. Price Adjudged
Innoceut ot the Crime.
SEDAIJA, Mo., Dec. 21.—Judge Hig
gins has Leen acquitted of the charge
of murder, though there was no at
tempt to show that he did not fatally
shoot his friend, Thomas B. Price,
in a quarrel that occurred on a rail
way train last spring. The men dif
fered on a political argument and the
dead man slapped Higgins, who dis
charged his revolver through his coat
pocket, inflicting the fatal wound. The
jury was out but a short time, and but
one ballot was taken.
Big Labor Combine.
NEW YOKK, Dec. 21.—There was a
meeting in this city of the execu
tive committee, appointed by Mil
lard Division No. 104, and New York
City Division, No. 54, of the Order
Railway Conductors, to arrange for a
convention of railway employes, to be
held at the Academy of Music, in
this city, on January 31 The ob
iect of the convention is to make
one gigantic organization of the
four orders now existing, viz: the con
ductors, brake men, engineers and fire
men. The telegraphers will also bo
asked to unite,
MINNESOTA STATE NEWS
His Potatoes Are Dusou.
CL B. Bullock, of Northfield, the man
who grew 1,120 bushels of potatoes on
one acre of ground, has through the
papers achieved a reputation that ex
tends from one coast to the other. He
is perfectly overwhelmed with commu
nications. Most of the communica
tions take the form of questions, gen
erally winding up with an appeal for
some of the (potatoes, as the writers
usually indulge hopes that if they once
get hold of the potatoes they will be
enabled to emulate* Mr. Bullock's suc
cess both as to quality and size.
A New Counterfeit.
new 810 counterfeit has made its
appearance in Minneapolis. It is a
treasury note of the series of J8S0, hav
ing on it a portrait of Webster. It is a
photographic reproduction. The treas
ury number is A519177L The number
ing is poor, the figures being unequal
in size and very irregular. The print
ing, too, is bad. The color is fair, ex
cept when it is fading into the gray of
photography. In measurenlent the bill
is a quarter of an inch short in length
And one-sixteenth short in width.
A UlHlnf Boy.
The mystery of Marvin Northrup. of
Winona, promises to be the sensation
of the year. Marvin, who was but 14
years old, has not been seen since Sep
tember .13, and the fact that his father,
Orrin Northrup, has made no particu
lar attempt to find him has aroused'sus
picions of foul play. Elmer Houghton,
of La Crosse, Wis., an uncle of the
missing boy, has been in the neighbor
hood for several days to ascertain if
possible the whereabouts of the boy.
A Traveling Mara Injured.
T-. H. Glaskin, a Chicago traveling
man, was seriously injured on ah
electric car in St. PauL He was riding
on an interurban car platform carry
ing an umbrella, when the latter struck
an electric light wire used in lighting
the car. The umbrella dislodged the
wire, which had been hanging on a
hook fastened in tbe ceiling of the
rear platform, and it dropped and just
encircled his ear, the lightning pass
ing through his body and knocking
A family feud culminated in a fight
which nearly resulted in the death of
Herbert Cleland. The farm of the Cle
land family is at Union lake. The
trouble was caused by a dispute over
the division of some land and has been
on for some time. Two of the boys at
tacked Herbert and pounded and bit
him in a terrible manner.
Fifteen Miles of Iron.
"A ridge of almost pure iron ore 15
miles long." That sounds like a big
story, but if reports are to be believed
that expresses the value of a location
recently made by a party of capitalists
from Cincinnati in the Mesabi range.
Judge Hale and E. C. Gridley, of Du
luth, are said to be interested in the
A Pleasant Surprise.
The members and invited guests of
the Swedish Lutheran church at At
water assembled at the residence of the
pastor. Rev. 1'rost, and took him and
his wife by surprise. It was the fifth
anniversary of their wedding. Before
departing the guests presented tiie rev
erend gentleman with a purse of
The Xew« llris.ly unronlnlet.
E. Harris, a Swede, fell off the dock
at Two Harbors and was drowned.
James Whalcn, a lumberman in the
employ of James Sherry at Grand Rap
ids, was frozen to death while making
his way to camp.
Tempter, the trotting stallion, has
been purchased by Charles Thompson,
of St Paul, for $12,000.
Inspectors King and Doyle arrested
two confidence men in Minneapolis
who. between them, bad $410 in their
Hon. A. De Lacy Wood, editor of the
Grand Marais Pioneer, has been ap
pointed judge of probate for Cook coun
ty by Gov. Merriam.
A farmer named Leistico fell off his
wagon on the way home from Worth
ington and injured himself to such an
extent that he died.
Homer D. Latimer, 52 years old, who
had been in poor health, took his own
life with morphine.
The papers are made up for the es
tablishment of a new post office at
Ircndale, Ramsey county.
The Henlc Hardware Company at
Chaska was burned out The stock
and building was only a partial loss,
fully covered by insurance.
Mrs. Mary Miller, of St. Peter, has
been acquitted of the murder of her
husband on the ground of insanity.
A fierce brawl took place at North
field in which a man by the name of
Barlow received a severe gash in his
cheek with a knife.
Mrs. C. H. Lang, a milliner at Fari
bault, assigned with liabilities of $4,000
and assets of SI,500.
Mrs. Eliza Lind, who was shot by her
husband at Hillsboro, Wis., last year,
died at St. Paul during an effort to re
move the bullet from her head.
George Morrison, whose skull was
fractured in the Shepherd block disas
ter in St Paul, died soon afterwards.
Bertha Ilanke, living with her broth
er at St Paul, was fatally burned, her
clothing being set on fire by an explod
The St. Paul Bar association elected
officers for the new year, as follows:
President, E. H. Ozmun vice president,
John L. Tounlev secretary, Samuel E.
A fire at Litchfield burned the build
ing occupied by the Chicago Bargain
house and the hardware store of Mc
Laughlin Bros., together with both
stocks. Loss. S16.500 partially in
The Imperial Mill Company of Duluth
has decided to contribute one carload
of flour for the relief of the suffering
Russians' in furtherance of the plan
originating in Minneapolis and in re
sponse to Gov. Merriam's circular.
A fine buck weighing 215 pounds was
shot by Mr. Rohweder in West Burns
valley, only 2 miles from Winona. It
has been mmy years since a deer was
killed so near Winona.
M. W. Leahy, who has charge of the
reservation Indians about Duluth, has
been ordered to make a 'complete and
accurate census of all Chippewas on
United States treasury officials at
Minneapolis seized the painting "Aux
Arm en," by Bcrne-Belleconr, on which
no duty had been paid. This, with oth
er confiscated paintings, would be sold
The state fair for 1892 will open
September 5. There will be no fair in
The government work at Sandy lake
dam has been stopped for the winter,
only a few wood cutters remaining at
George Stebbins, son of S. T. Steb
bins, fell down an elevator shaft in his
father's store at Rochester, breaking
It is said an epidemic haa broken out
among the wild geese in Minnesota and
thousands of the birds are floating
weak an* helpless 'In the lakes and
LOCATING A OANAL.
Tiie following was adopted by the
Chamber of Commerce of the &tj
St. Patd the 2d of December, 1801:
WHKBSA4, The matter of building a
canal to connect Lake' Superior wit3i
the Mississippi river at the Twin Cities
has been agitated from time to time for
several year*. Competent engineers
assert that the practicabily of such a
work depends solely upon whether the
ground admits of sufficient storage of
water at the point of highest elevation.
No survey with respect to this haa ever
been made and no one can now say
whether snch a work would be practic
able or not. Considering the immense
benefit such a canal would confer upon
the pnblic in case it should prove feasi
ble considering, too, the enterprise
which other countries exhibit as to
canals—for example the great ship
canal, twenty-six feet in depth being
built to the city of Manchester, Eng
land, and the ship canal which Germa
ny is building to unite the North and
Baltic seas—it does not seem unreason
able that the United States should at
least cause, a survey to be made to
ascertain whether or not the proposed
canal would be practicable. Therefore
RESOLVED, That the United States
Senators from Minnesota and the Rep
resentative in Congress from this dis
trict are hereby requested to use their
efforts to obtain an appropriation of
840,000, or so much as may be neces
sary, for a thorough examination and
survey to determine what, if any, prac
ticable line exists for a canal (with ca
pacity for barges and vessels that could
navigate the lakes), to unite Lake Su
perior with the Mississippi river at the
RESOLVED, That the Secretary com
municate a copy of the foregoing to the
different commcrcial organizations in
this State and that snch organizations
are hereby requested to promote its ob
This simply calls for a survey to de
termine tbe feasibility of a canal. If
found practicable, it would prove a
national work, uniting as.it would the
two greatest navigable routes in our
country. The probable route that will
be surveyed would include Stillwater,
Minn., Shell Lake and other towns in
A Winning Combination.
When the three men met on the street
corner it was unauimously decided that
something should be done to "raise the
wind," and the tall man thought he had
the proper plan.
"You've got a good pair of lungs,*
he said to the heavy-set mail.
"I can make myself heatd a mile,"
said the heavy-set man proudly.
"Good! And you," to the little, thin
dyspeptic, "have a strong imagina
"Worse than any opium smoker's,"
replied the little dyspeptic.
"Good again!" exclaimed the tall
man. "I've got an old press and a font
of type, and that's all we need. We'll
set to work now, and next Sunday af
ternoon we'll get out an extra Howler
or Bazoo or something similar with a
full account of the triple murder, the
death of Queen Victoria, and the shoot
ing of the czar of Russia. An imagina
tion to concoct the story, a press to
print it, and lungs to sell it! Gentle
men, the combination can't be beaten."
tlard to Tell.
"Which one do you wish to marry?"
"The younger sister."
"Which one is she?"
"I don't know. They both claim to
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CANXOXS are popularly supposed to bark,
but that is no biisis for believing that horse
pistols neigh.—St Joseph News.
She Only One Ever Pel ted—Can Ton Find
There is a 3 inch display advertisement
fn this paper, this week, which has no two
words alike except one word. The same is
true of each new oae appearing each week,
from The Dr. Harier Medicine Co. This
house places a "Crescent" on everything
they make aud publish. Look for it, send
them the name of the word and they will
return you book, beautiful lithographs or
•Yoc'ne a dead loss to yourself" is the
latest sarcastic w*v of telling a man be is
no good.—Philadelphia Record.
Gratifying to All.
The hisrh position attained and the uni
versal acceptance and approval of the pleas
ant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figs, as the
most excellent laxative known, illustrate
the value of the qualities on which its suc
cess is based aud are abundantly gratifying
to the California Fig Syrup Company.
As soox as this new odorless whisky comes
into general use the breath of suspicion
will have lo go out of business.—St Joseph
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