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THREE INDIANS KILLED.
Result of a Rattle Retween Settlors and
Reds in Dakota.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 12. —A dispatch
received at noon to-day from
Pierre, Dak., confirms reports that
ft fight took place between Bet
tiers and Indians on French Creek
%esterday. The fight occurred at Her
tnosa, about 200 miles southeast oi
Pierre. Three Indians were killed, but
no whites. Further particulars are as
Denver, Col., Dec. 13.—A News cour
ier from French Creek, Dak., wires that
the latest information from Capt.
L ells is that a large par
ty of Indians attacked eighteen men,
iour miles below the creek yesterday.
Several were wounded, and it is thought
that lour Indians are killed. An en
gagement is expected ir the morning
near Battle Creek.
Rapid City, Dak., Dec. 13. —A squaw
man named Rider brings in word that
there has been an engage
ment four miles north of Pino
Ridge Agency between United States
Iroops and 400 and 500 Indians under
Kicking Bear, a number being killed
un both sides and the Indians being pus
to rout, and a large number of them
iuptured, including Kicking Bear. Not
credence is nut in the slow.
REDS lIUNiING KtDS.
Friendly Indian* in Pursuit of a Hand of
Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., Dec. 13. —
Reports of the fight between the In
dians in the Bad Lands are confirmed.
Two Strike and his party were victo
rious, and left the Bad Lands for the
Pine Ridge Agency, camping on White
Earth River. The chief sent to Gen,
Brooke, asking for help to capture Short
Bull and his warriors. The General called
in American Horse, Big Road and oth
er chiefs, and set them at work recruit
ing fighters. Fully 300 warriors are now
on the way to bring in ail who remain
in the Bad Lands. Many fear it will
end simply in th€> flight of Short Bull,
■who will return to his stronghold as
soon as this band returns.
JUNEAU FAILURE IN COURT.
Application for Leave to Sell Certain Se
curities Held in Chicago.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 13. —Gilbert B.
Shaw, receiver of the Park National
Bank, filed a petition in the United
•States circuit court yesterday, setting
forth that he bas in his possession two
notes dated April 30, 1890, the first exe
cuted by the Bank of Junsan for $6,000,
the second by the Bank of Hartford for
The banks were private corporations
dn Wisconsin and operated by Charles
E. Cooke and Frank Leake as partners.
Shortly alter Shaw’s appointment the
banks made assignments to H. A. Saw
yer as assignee, and it is said that Cooke,
fearing arrest on criminal charges, fled
the country. At the time of the failure
the two banks had on deposit in the
Park National Bank $5,450, and this
amount Shaw has credited to the two
notes, leaving still due $14,651.
The two notes held by Shaw are
backed up by collateral notes aggre
gating $16,1“2.75. For these he has
been offered $4,500 by Adelbert A.
Spitzer, who is seeking to compromise
on behalf of the banking firm, and he
agrees to allow Shaw to bold the amount
on deposit. Shaw asks that he be al
lowed to accept the offer.
BAD BLAZE IN POTTSTOWN.
Half a Dozen Firms Burned Out, with a
Loss of 590.000.
Pottstown, Pa., Dec. 13. —A disas
trous fire occurred here this morning.
It w r as discovered in John R. Shaner’s
clothing store, also occupied by Miss D.
Q. M. Geiger, dressmaker. Half a
dozen buildings burned, au fol
lows: Knight's millinery store; L.
& W. C. Beecher, dry goods;
R. M. Root, batter; A, Evans, book
store; W. Stone, jewelry; FI. A. Custer,
books and stationery; John R. Shaner,
clothing; H. Leopold's, dry goods; Miss
D. Q. M. Geiger, millinery. The lose
will aggregate between $75,000 and $90,-
800; partially insured.
DEATH IN RAILWAY WRECKS.
Three Men-Killed and Several Injured in
a Brace of Collisions.
Los Angeles, Cal,, Dec. 13. —An At
lantic & Pacific west-bound passenger
train crashed into the caboose of a
freight train near the Needles. The fire
man of the passenger engine and M A.
Thompson, a wealthy cattle breeder of
lowa City, were killed. Five passen
gers were fatally injured.
Walla Walla, Wash., Dec. 13. —Two
freight trains on the Union Pacific col
lided yesterday near Coyote station.
Brakeman James was instantly killed.
Engineer Nichols and Fireman Giese
were seriously injured.
CRUSHED UNDER AN ENGINE.
Three Men Killed in a Railway Wreck
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 13. —Two men
yrere killed and one fatally hurt in an
accident on "he East Tennessee, Vir
finia & Georgia Railway at Four
lile Post, last evening. The rails
spread, and a ireight train was
thrown from the track. Engineer Tin
dall, a young man from lS£.shviile, Tenn.,
and Dock Gray, a brakeman, who was
on the engine, __ jumped and were
crushed beneath the tender. Fireman
W. TANARUS, Ferris was fatally injured. Hia
home is in Atlanta.
Weekly lia.uk statement.
New York, Dec. 13. —The weekly
bank statement shows the following
Rac-n’O, increase S 8.033.728
Loans, decrease 501,6.0
Specie, increase 2,601,800
tenders, increase 400.5GJ
Deposits, decrease 177.700
■Circulation, increase 30.2XJ
The banks now bold $607,075 in excess
of the requirements of the 25 pei
Prince ami Princess Betrothed.
Paris, Dec. 10.—The Figaro says that
Princess Marie, the second child and
eldest daughter of the Duke of Edin
burgh, has been betrothed to Prince
Ferdinand, sou of Prince Leopold, of
Hohenzuliern, Sigmaringen, au heir to
the Roumanian throne. Princess Marie
Was born October 20, 1875, and the
Prince August 24, 1865.
OUTRAGE UPON AN AMERICAN.
Mexican Authorities Confine an Alien in
a Wretched Jail—No Redress.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 15. —News
comes from Acapulco that another
American citizen has been confined in
a Mexican jail for two 'ears, and cannot
obtain any redress. lie is Frank Ford,
third mate of the schooner Indiana,
who killed the first mate in a quarrel at
Acapulco in December, 1888. The
schooner was from Bangor, Me. Ford
was taken ashore, and the case
tried. The testimony was forwarded to
the superior court in another city, and
after a year a judge condemned Ford to
twenty years’ imprisonment. Ford
then secured an appeal to the City of
Mexico, but the case is evidently pigeon
holed. Meanwhile Ford is confined in
a wretched prison where he hardly gets
enough food to exist. The killing was
done in mi r -Jo forise.
CRUSHED IN THE ENGINE CAB.
Tank Driven Into a Locomotive and
Lour Occupants Are Injured.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 15. —A freight
■wreck occurred just south of this place
at 6:30 this morning, on the Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad. The night crew was
doing some shifting. Several cars "were
left standing on the main track, while
they ran into Uniontown, and as
they returned they ran into
the ears. The tank on the engine was
driven through the cab, pinioning the
engineer, fireman, conductor and brake
men, who were all on the engine. Con
ductor Hughes had a leg crushed so
that amputation was necessary. He
cannot recover. Engineer Hunt’s feet
were mashed, and he may die. Fire
man Hunt, brother of the engineer,
was badly cut and bruised. Brakeman
Mock was severely bruised.
BOTH BADLY INJURED.
Mr. Kimberly and Mrs. Hewitt, of Wis
consin, Suffering from their Hurts.
Portland Ore., Dec. 15. —Out of all
the persons injured in the Lake La
berte disaster, there are two patients
whose condition is serious. These
are Mr. Kimberly and Mrs. Hewitt,
of Wisconsin, both under treatment
at Salem. Both sustained an in
jur}' to the spine. Mr. Kimberly’s
spinal injuries are evidenced by a
paralyzed leg. Mrs. Hewitt is also suf
fering in the spine, but the exact
nature of her injuries is not known.
Neither of these cases are thought to be
at all dangerous, and in time probably
both will recover entirely.
OVER TWO CENTURIES OF AGE.
A Couple in Minnesota Whose Combined
Ages is 204 Years.
Lac Qui Parle, Minn., Dec. 15.—Mr.
stnd Mrs. Daniel Salisbury, probably the
oldest married counle in the United
States, yesterday celebrated the 103rd
birthday of Mr. Salisbury. His wife
will be 101 years old Christmas day.
January 12 they will have been married
eighty years. Until quite recently they
lived alone in a comfortable log bouse
on the Yellow' Bank River, Mrs. Salis
bury doing the cooking and general
housew'ork, while Mr. Salisbury chopped
the wood and attended to the chores
about the home.
FOUGHT A PAIR OF WILDCATS.
Terrible Experience of Two North Dakota
Farmers With the Animals.
Bismarck, N. D., Dec. 15.—New'g
comes from McLean County of a terrific
encounter on Saturday between a couple
of farmers named Haugheberg and Pe
terson and three wildcats, which scent
ed fresh blood of a deer the hunters
had killed. The wildcats followed the
men and pounced upon them unawares.
Both were shockingly lacerated, their
clothes torn trom their bodies, but after
a hard struggle the animals were killed.
When found the men were unable to
REVIVAL OF THE CARDIFF GIANT.
Finding: of a Petrified Body In California
Seven Feet ir Length.
Fresno, Cal., Dec. 15.—Two men have
found, near this city, what is claimed to
be a genuine petrified body of a man.
It is remarkably well preserved, and
even the lines of the back of the hand
are visible. The head is of a good size
and features of Caucassian type. The
body measures nearly seven feet in
SUDDEN FLIGHT OF A CONSUL.
American Representative at Panama
Leaves for Unknown Reasons.
Panama, Dec. 15. —The United States
cruiser Enterprise lias left here
for Bocas del Toro, w'hithei
she W'as dispatched on important
business. United States Consul Sims
took passage by her. The cause of his
course is not made public.
Fatality at an Ohio College.
Akron, 0., Dec. 15.—Recitations at
Bnchtm College have been temporarily
suspended, owing to the accident of Sun
day evening by which two young lady
students lost their lives and several others
were badly injured. At a birthday cele
bration in the Buchtcl College Saturday
evening, thirty lady students were gath
ered in the library building. They were
entertained by eight others, who wore
masks and loose bowing garments. The
clothing ol one of the girls tooa lire. In a
moment all were in a blaze. Lueu Steig
meyer, of Attica, died Sunday, ta. s did May
Stevens, of Clifton Springs, N. Y. Several
others are badly burned.
Competing with Welshmen.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 15.—A serious at
tempt is being made by E. & O. W. Nor
ton, of this city, to manufacture tin plate
in competition with the tin plate makers of
Wales. They claim that one great obsta
cle to the profitable pursuit of the tin plate
industry in Wales is that nearly all the
work is done by hand. Much of this labor
*.an he accomplished by machinery, and
thus lessen the cost of production to a
wonderful extent. It is claimed by the
firm that they have one machine for clean
ing plates which saves the work of fifty
Got Even With a Gun,
Sait Antonio, Tex., Dec. 15.—Albert
Richter and Louis Evars, between whom
there had been a quarrel, met yesterday,
and Richter, who is a blacksmith, whipped
Evars. The latter then got a rifle, and go
ing to Richters hou.ie shot his enemy
dead. The murderer was captured.
Displeased Lmperor William.
Berlin, Dec. 15.—Herr Otto Devrient.
director of the Royal Theater, has been
dismissed. Emperor William has fre
quently shown his dissa isfaction with the
management of the Royal Theater by at
tending private theaters.
Loss of a Big School House.
Muskegon, Mich., Dec. Ib.—The Central
School was destroyed by fire last night
Loss, 855.000; insurance, 831,000. The
origin oi the lire is unknown.
WARRANT FOR A STATE OFFICER
Attorney General of South Carolina
Charged with a Serious OfTense.
Columbia, S, C., Dec. 12. — A warrant
has been sworn out against Atty.-Gen.
Y. J, Pope for violation of section 2,552
of general statutes, which provides that
“whoever shall assault or intimidate
anv citizen because of political opinions
* * * or for such reasons shall discharge
such citizen from employment * * *
shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor,
and on conviction thereof be fined not
less than SSO or more than SI,OOO, or be
imprisoned not less than three months
or more than one year, or both, at the
discretion of the court.’ The attorney
general had discharged Thomas Butler,
a clerk in the engrossing department,
who had acted with the Haskell bolters
and was a candidate on that ticket for
the Legislature irom Union County for
ALL READY FOR THE FAIR.
Chicago Requests the President to Issue
Washington, D. C., Dec. 12. —Thomas
W. Palmer, president, and Benjamin
Butterworth, secretary of the World’s
Fair Commission, and F. W. Peck, of the
local directory, called on the President
this morning, and requested tnat
he issue formal proclamation inviting
foreign governments to participate in
the World’s Fair. They submitted doc
uments to prove that all conditions pre
scribed by the act of Congress had been
fully complied with; that grounds and
buildings are provided; that the
Illinois corporation has secured- the
required $10,000,000, and that necessary
rules have been prepared. The Presi
dent assured them that the proclama
tion would be promulgated as soon as
the necessary formalities shall have
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN FRANCE.
A Man Shoots and Hacks His Wife t
Pieces and Attempts Suicide.
Paris, Dec. 12. —A horrible murder of
r. wife by her husband was committed
in this city to-day. Mme.
the wife of a workman who was recent
ly released from jail after serving a
three-months’ sentence, refused to
maintain marital relatione with her
husband. Her refusal enraged JLacus
sin, who upon meeting her on the street
to-day again requested her to assume
her former relations to him. She again
refused, whereupon Lacassin drew a.
revolver and fired four shots into her
body. Her husband, drawing a knife,,
then attacked her with fiendish ferocity,-
horribly mutilating her. then at
tempted to kill himself.
CHICAGO STREET CAR ROBBED,
Two Highwaymen Wearing Diamonds
Hold Up an Old Man.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 13. —Two robbers,,
wearing diamonds- and silk hats, inva
ded an Ogden Avenue street car last
evening and boldly held up
Elijah West, who live* at 955
Harrison Street. The car was passing
along Ogden Avenue between Monroe
and Adams streets when the men
entered. They succeeded in getting a
gold watch and some money. The car
was crowded with people at the time.
Mr. West is 70 years of age.
Sian and Wife Killed.
South Bend, Ind., Dec. 15.—A frightful
accident occurred near here, on the Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, last
night, resulting in the instant death ot
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schafer, aged tier
mans, living about twelve miles irom this
city. Mr. and Mrs. Schafer were return
ing from a visit, and had reached the
crossing, where a tram struck them, in
stantly killing both.
Mot on the Bills.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 15.—During a per
formance at Havlin’s Theater last night, a
“freshy” in the audience grossly insulted
Mrs. Charles A. Gardner, as she appeared
before the footlights. Subsequently ho
abused Gardner himself, whereupon the
latter sprang from the stage, over the
heads of the orchestra, and thrashed the
offender soundly. The latter was ar
Tobacconists Bitten by Frost.
Clarksville, Tcnn., Dec. 15. Han
cock, Hallams & Cos., proprietors of the
Gracey tobacco warehouse of this city,
have assigned to W. J. Ely. It is not yot
known what the liabilities are, but it is
said to be about SIBO,OOO. The assets are
thought to greatly exceed the liabilities.
The stringency of the money market
caused the assignment
Kates ot Interest Too High.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 12. —The Illi
nois State Grange passed an additional
resolution to those already published,
declaring that the legal rate of interest
ought to be reduced from 8 to 6 per
cent., and advocating legislation to pre
vent bankers and others from collecting
premiums in advance on loans made.
Displeased Emperor William.
Berlin, Dec. 15.—flerr Otto Devrient,
director of the Royal Theater, has been
dismissed. Emperor William has fre
quently shown his dissa isfaction with the
management of the Royal Theater by at
tending private theaters.
LATEST MARKET REPORT.
Flour—Patents, high grade 4.75 © 5.00
Flour—Sup rtines 4.26 @ 4.50
Wheat—Sprint, No. 2, Cash BG%
Wheat—Regul ir, No. 2 seller
Mav 98 %
Cohn—No. 8 48%
Oats—No. 2 White 48%
Barley—No. 2 Cash 65
Rye—No. 1 68%
Pork—Mess, January 10.87%
Cattle—Good to Choice Steers 5.25 © 4.00
Hogs—Good to Choice 8.50 © 8.75
Shkfp—Good to Choice 2.75 ® 8.75
Butter—Good to Choice Cr'm’ry, 24 © 25
Cheese—Caeddars, new— 8%
Eggs—Prime 22 @ 23
Pork—B rrel-i 1.00
Flour—Good to Choice Spring 4.75 © 5.00
Common Spring 8.50 © 3.75
Wheat—No. 2 seller December 91%© 92
Corn—No. 2 © 51%
Oats—No. 2 © 42%
Barley—No. 1 © 68
Rye—No. 3 © 68
Lard—Steam @ 5.77%
Butter—Good to Choice Cr’m’ry. 22 @ 26
Good to Choice Dairy...- 18 © 20
Eggs © 24
Cheese—Prime, new 9%@ 9%
Flour—Super Slate and West’ll... 5.00 © 5.50
Wheat—No. 2 Red @ 1.03%
Corn —No. 2 04 © 65
Oats—While Western 48 © 58
Rye—Western 78 © 80
Pork—New Mess 10.75©12.00
Lard - 6.16
Wheat—No. 2 Red 95
Oats— No. 2 44%
Wheat—No. 2 Red 96
Corn—No 2 53
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Starvation in Erin.
The priests on A chill Island have ap
pealed to Chief Secretary Balfour to is
sist 400 families who are in actual dis
tress because of the failure of the pota
to crop there. These unfortunate peo
ple have been reduced to the necessity
of eating decayed potatoes to avoid
The Crows are Quiet.
The work of the Crow commission has
been successfully concluded at Crow
Agency, Montana, the Indians selling to
the government nearly 2,000,000 acres of
the western side of their reservation.
The consideration was $940,000. Tiie
Crows are quiet and take no interest in
the Messiah craze.
New Hampshire Politics.
Clerk Jewett, of the New Hamnshire
House of Representatives, has decided
to place on the roll of members-elect of
the House the “if elected” representa
tives. This will give the House to the
Republicans by a large working majori
ty, and will insure the election of Hiram
Tuttle as governor and a United States
A Good Deal (vT Money,
P. G. Scoddard was arrested at Chica
go on the 11th, on a warrant charging
embezzlement. Scoddard was accused
of embezzling bonds of the Chicago &
Arkansas Construction Company to the
amount of $2,200,000, with an actual
value estimated at SIOO,OOO. The war
rant was sworn out by F. W. Mordscai
Scoddard was released on S6;OGO bark
Gone from Saginaw.
Louis D. Sanborn, member of the
Methodist Chwrch, disappeared from
Saginaw, Mich,, having realized $30,900
on forged paper during the past ninety
days. Previous to his departure he
made an assignment to his mother.
His liabilities are estimated* at over \
SIOO,BOO. He got the paper discounted
at Bay City and other places.
How the Lymph is Mwle.
An analysis of Koch’s lymph forth©
cure of consumption has been made ia ;
Paris. It reveals the fact that the reim
edy is composed of the ptomaines ot
tubercular bacilli, which is a poison a
virulent as the venom of a serpenty
cyauids of gold and glycerine. The,
glycerine preserves the ptomaines, and
the gold gives the liquid its trownish
He Founded St. Paw&
Chester Hitchcock, aged 80,. died at
his home in New- Haven, Coni;., on the
13th, of paralysis, Mr. Hitch sock was
well-known on the Pacific coavt and in
the Northwest. In 1849 he went to
California and engaged in mercantile
amt shipping pursuits, and invested
largely in real estate. Later he went
into Minnesota*, and with others
founded a settlement that is now the
city of St. Paul.
Many Men Out.
Owing to continued quietness in the
coal trade and large stocks on. hand,
with no immediate prospect of being
able to market them, the coal depart
ment of the Delaware, Lackawanna &
Western Railroad has ordered an indefi
nite closing down of all their mines in
the vicinity of Wilkesharre. The order
took effect this morning. This will
throw thousands of men out of employ
ment, and will cause much suffering un
less a decided change in matters should
boom the coal trade.
Ingalls Has Hopes.
The Marion County, Kas., contest for
member of the legislature, wherein E.
W. Maxwell (Alliance) and Geo. M.
Rood (Rep.) had each received the
game number of votes, was decided on
the 3d, by lot in favor of Mr. Rood.
Thirty-two slips, all blank except one,
upon w hich was written the word “Rep
resentative,” were placeu in a bat.
Gov. Humphrey held the hat and Au
ditor McCarthy, representing Rood, and
Treasurer Sims, representing Maxwell,
drew the slips alternately until the slip
marked “Representative” was drawn
Good Tor the Hogs.
The annual report of the Bureau of
Animal Industry says that with the ul
timate object in view of discovering
some method cf preventing disease in
swine, the bureau lias endeavored to
produce, artificially, a drug which
would have the same composition and
effect as the bacterial products. These
researches have been, in the main, suc
cessful, and tLie report claims that a
substance has been produced which not
only resembles the bacterial product of
hog* cholera germ in composition, but
which has quite the same power of con
ferring immunity Irom the disease.
Nye and Riley in Court.
Bill Nye, the humorist, is plaintiff in
a lawsuit against the poet, James Whit
comb Riley, his chum for years. Nye
and Riley have been a money-making
combine for years, but Mr. Nye
charges that while his own humor
was always dry Mr. Riley’s was
too frequently wet. In Louisville, he
says, early in the year, Mr. Riley be
came intoxicated, and the result was
that when the hour arrived at which
the combination should appear Mr.
Riley presented a very willowy form to
the audience. Hence Mr. action
for the recovery of $20,000 from Mr.
Riley. The suit will bo tried at Indian
A Curious Complication.
A curious complication has arisen in
the case of Gov.-elect James E. Boyd,
of Nebraska. He was horn in Ireland
in 1834, and came to Ohio with his fath
er, Joseph Boyd, in 1849. The father
filed a notice of his intention to
become a citizen, but did not
take out bis final papers
until November, 1890. The son
did not take out papers here, and it is
stated that he has never been natural
ized in Nebraska. Section 2172, Re
vised Statutes of the United States,
provides that where the father is natu
ralized his sons, under 21 years of age,
are naturalized. In this case the fa
ther filed his declaration in 1849, but
did not take out his final papers until
1890, which was lou alter his son was
of age. _____
Hard Times in Guatemala.
Says a San Francisco dispatch of the
14th*: “A sad record of mortality in
Guatemala was brought to this port yes
terday by the arrival of the Pacific Mail
steamer San Juan. Among the arrivals
was Joseph McMullin, a newspaper
man from New York. The Republic of
Guatemala, he said, is heseiged by
small-pox. The disease has nmae fear
ful progress recently. lie says that
in seven weeks there were 1.200
deaths throughout the country, and the
number at last accounts was on the in
crease. But few sanitary precautions
were taken the epidemic first ap
peared. The was that th© peo
ple have been mowed down by hun
dreds. In tiie city of Guatemala doz
ens of deaths have occurred daily. ’File
hospitals are crowded, and there is aw
open field for a score or more physi v
clans. Contrary to dispatches last
night, no cholera is reported from Gua
Fire in a Female College.
At a birthday celebration in the
Buchtel College, Akron, €)., on the
evening of the 13th, thirty lady students
wore gathered in the library building.
They were entertained by eight others,
who wore masks and loose flowing gar
ments, with high hats covered with cot
ton. The hat of Miss Aurelia Steigmier,
of Utica, N. Y-, caught fire ail'd com
municated the sparks to the entire
party. The screams of the young'ladies
were heard throughout the great build
ing, and their blazing costumes seemed
to fill the room. Miss Mary
Stevens, of Clifton Springs,
N. Y., had every particle
of clothing burned froim her body,
rolled over and over in the center of
the room, where a lifftle group tried'to*
extinguish the flames. Miss Steigmiev
was burned irom head te'foot, and both
will probably die. Others injured are-:
Miss Mary Baker, of Fot Plain, N. Y.,.
vneck, face and chest charred to a cin
der ; Aurelia Warwick, Storm Lake,
la., severely burned ; Diana Haynes,
Abilene, Kas.; Myrtle Baker; Peru, O.;
Eva Dean, Storm Lake, la. ; Ad die
Buchtel, Columbia, Kas., niece of John
R- BuchteL. of this city, founder of the
college; Estelle Mason, Magadore, 0.,
andl Dora Merrill, Williamsriort, Pa.
The dormitories of the college were
turned into hospitals.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES.
Somo of the Requests of Miliiounire Bel
Tile will of August Belmon't was filed
in New Yo*k on the 9th. The first
clause of the will provides fear the sell
ing of all horses used for racing and
breeding purposes by the decedent, and
all of ihe breeding establishment. The
second clause gives to Walther Luttgen
$15,000 in lieu of commissions as execu
tor; to Allen Cole the sum of $19,000, and
to every clerk, and employe of the bouse
of August Belmont & Cos., who has been
there live years, a sum equal to one
year’s salary. All the household furni
ture,. paintings and goods of every de
scription in the town and country
houses, together with the houses, are
given absolutely to Mrs. Belmont, Mrs,
Belmont has power to sell any of this
property left to her if she so chooses, but
if ; at her death, any of it remains un
disposed of, it is to be sold and go into
the residuary estate, family pictures
only being excepted. Securities
amounting to $1,155,705, which produce
an income of $52,000, are left to Walther
Luttgen as trustee, the income to- go to
Mrst Belmont, the principal, alter her
death, to be divided among the- chil
dren or their heirs. To his daughter
Frederika the decedent directs an an
nual income of $25,000 to be paid, which
is to be furnished from stocks*- and
bonds valued r*t $554,750. Secu
rities amounting to $382,250, pro
ducing an income of $19,400, are
left to Walther Luttgen in trust for 1 Per
ry Belmont’s heirs., the income tc go to
him (Perry Belmont). The same
amounts 'are set aside under the same
conditions for Oliver H., and for Au
gust Belmont, Jr. The conversion of
all the rest of Mr. Belmont’s property
into cash is ordered, and the proceeds
are to be divided equally between tbs
STAND NO SHOW.
The Federated Trades Will Not Affiliate
At Detroit on the 10th, the American
Federation received a number of tele
grams from the secretary of the coasting
sailors’ union of the Pacific coast, call
ing attention to a pending bill in Con
gress for the enforced shipments of sea
men. The secretary nrged immediate
attention to the bill on the ground that
if it is passed the organization of sea
men will become an impossibility. It
is thought to be a move on the part of
vessel owners to break up sailors’ unions.
A resolution pledging the members of
the convention to the support of the
Socialist Labor in its efforts to se
cure legislation to promote the labor
movement was reported on adversely.
A resolution authorizing the publication
of an official journal by the American
Federation of Labor was favored by the
committee. The matter was then laid
on the table.
Then followed a long discussion upon
the subject of printing the proceedings
and other matters of the federation in
foreign languages. This was opened by
a favorable report of the committee
which was finally accepted.
OPPOSING CONVICT LABOR.
Resolutions Adopted By the American
Federation of Labor,
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 12. —The conven
tion of the Federation of Labor this
morning sent greetings to the Farmers’
Alliance convention and to the Interna
tional Labor Congress at Brussels. The
legislatures of Georgia, Kentucky, Ten
nessee and Alabama will be asked to
forbid convict labor in mines. Support
was pledged to the painters who will
strike for eight hours on May 1
next. Congress will be peti
tioned to forbid United State:*
enlisted musrcians from competing
for business with free musicians.
FOUN DT HE PREACHE RSGUILTY
Five Young Covenanters of Pittsburg
Convicted of Heinous Sin and Scandal.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 12.—The five
young ministers of the Reformed Pres
byterian Church who have been on
trial before the Pittsburg Presbvtery
the last three days were suspended and
prohibited from exercising their minis
terial office until they repent. By a
vote of 25 to 4 they were convicted of
the “heinous sin aud scandal of advo
cating divisive courses from the church’s
position” in refusing to allow members
to participate in civil elections.
ranraer Confessed on a Death-Bed.
Rockport, Ind., Dec. 12.—Just before
the death of an unknown man at
Tennyson, a few days ago, he made the
startling assertion that he was the mur
derer of John R. Bilderbach, near Fort
Branch, twenty years ago, for which
crime Thomas Camp, asserting his inno
cence, was hanged/
Six Days Iteaiiy for Durial.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 12. —John Prince
was supposed to have died lust Satur
day while under the influence of chlo
roform. LJis family refuses to have
him buried, asserting that he is still
alive. This is the sixth day since death
occurred, and yet the face of the dead
man has a completely fresh appear
FAVOR MORE CONGRESSMEN.
XU© Censtt* Committee Approves the Pro
posed Flan of Keapportionment.
W a suing tox , D. C. f Dec. 12,—The re
apportionment bill, based on a repre
sentation of 35ft members of the House
of Hep re sen tali Yes, was favorably acted
upon by the House committee on cen
sus, and it will be reported to the House
to-day or to-morrow. The agreement
to report the bill was unanimous, al
though Mr. Hoi matt and Mr. Tillman'
reserved the right to Vote for a different/
number than 356.
Mr. Tillman is in Error of .r House
composed of 500 or 600* members, and
a Senate of six members from each
state, and will probably make a speech
in support of his views when the bill
comes up. He made a strong speech in
The bill will be brought' up in the"
House at an* early day. If fhe claims
of either Kew York City or Brooklyn l
with respect to the census should be
favorably acted upon, the House will 1
he increased by the necessary additional •
BRICK MAKERS FAIL
JB 5060,000 Crash in New York* ThU
Morning— The Assets.
ISew IToek, Dec: 12. —Peck, Martin &
06:, dealers in briak with yards at the
foot of West Thirtieth Street, made an
assignment to-day li* George C. Hamlin,
wsth a preference to- the executors of
Wrn.J. Peck for $13,000. The liabilities
of the £rm are about $300,000, and
the asset® about $400,000. The failure
was-caused by the firm being unable to
realize on-debts due them for material
furnished.. There are also individual
assets amounting to $lOO,OOO above the
individual liabilities. The $300,000 li
abilities are secured by collateral cb
BOOMING “UNCLE JERRY.”
An Ohio Maa Thinks Ruskr a Presidential
Possibility for ’92.
K:sw Yobx, Dec. 13.—Ex-Speaker J.
Warren Keifer, of Ohio,, while at the
Tilth Avenue Hotel, said that be would
not b© at all surprised' to see Jeremiah
Rusk nominated for the presidency on
the Republican ticket- inT-892. “There
is a strong feeling in the Northwest for
Mr. Rusk,”' said he.. “He is popular
with the farmers, and they are very
strong just now. If the nomination
were to take place to-morrow I have no
doubt that the secretary of agriculture
would be the man.”
IRBY IS CHOSEN SENATOR.
A. isurmers’ Alliance Man Chosen In
Columbia, &. C., Dec: Hit— lrby (F. A.)
■was t-day elected United* States sena
This result was reached on the fourth
ballot in joint session, when Irby was
elected to succeed Wade Hampton, tie
■vote being Irby, 105; Donalason, 10
TWO MILLIONS THE- STAKE.
7 igh6 Over the Distribution of the For
tune of Li. A. Bobertson.
New Yore, Dec. 12.—There is a pros
pect of a long legal fight over the dis
tribution of the $2,500,000 estate left by
TiOrisg A. Robertson, who died sudden
ly at the Hotel St. George,.Brooklyn, on
October 10. The disturbing dementis
a woman, who puts in* a, claim for the
entire on the ground that she is
the widow of the deceased million
aire. The six unaies and aunts
of Mr. Robertson believed they
would share the property equally, for
he had loft no will, and thev petitioned
Surrogate Abbott, of Brooklyn, lor the
appointment of administrators. Every
thing looked favorable for the claimants
until lawyers presented another peti
tion, signed in a bold masculine hand
with the name of “■Helen Robertson.”
The new petition startled the lawyers of
the other relatives.
BRITISH CONSUL RECALLED.
He Becomes Over Officious in a Criminal
Case and Loses Bis Job.
Galveston, Tec:., Pee. 12.—Consul
Lyall, representing the British govern
ment at this place, defended a man
named Kelly,an Englishman, convicted
of burglary in Houston. His efforts re
sulted in a correspondence which bids
fair to cost Mr. Lyall his official head.
On November 8 Gov. Ross wrote to
Secretary Blaine enclosing the papers
in the Kelly case, together with Consul
Lyall’s letter. In that Lyall used such
language as to make it necessary to call
the attention of the British government
to the matter. Lyall will be recalled.
IRISH ENVOYS GO HOME.
The Party Breaks Up and the Members.
Sail on Various Boats.
New York, Dec. 18. —The steamers
that sailed from here to-day for Europe
carried three of the Irish envoys, Will
iam O’Brien and T. P. Gill sailed on the
Netherlands steamer Obdam for Rotter
dam. The steamer will touch at Boul
ogne-sur-Mere, France, where they will
be landed. Timothy Harrington sailed
on the Cnnard steamer Aurunia for
BRAKEMAN KEMP ACQUITTED.
Um is Not Responsible for the Reading
Reading, Pa., Dec. 12.—The jury inu
the case of Henry C. Kemp, the- Read--
ing Railroad coal brakeman charged,
with criminal negligence in causing the
disaster at Shoemakersville, this county,,
by which twenty people were killed and
many injured, this morning returned a,
verdict acquitting the prisoner and put
ting the costs on the county.
HEAVY LONDON FAILURE.
A Firm Largely Interested in American
Securities Goes Down.
New York, Dec. 18.—A London dis
patch received this morning in Wall
Street says; “A broker failed here to
day with heavy liabilities. Ho was a
large trader in American railway securi
Robbed Hite Employers.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 11 - Henry B.
Blue, a clerk employed by Thomas H.
Perkins & Cos., stock brokers, was ar
rested this noon, charged with the em
bezzlement of $17,000 irom his employ