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ti House Committee on Hunk in? and Currency Consider Moans of Re lieving the Money Stringency. Caucus of Republican Senators on the Same Subject?Adjourned With out Action. Feasibility of Postal Savings Ranks to lie Inquired Into—Congres sional lYork. WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—The financial situation was discussed at the meeting of the house committee on banking, and currency, there was a general agree ment that some measure for the restora tion of confidence in the money market should lie passed by congress before any measure of a radical nature for perman ent relief should be considered. The result of tlie meeting was an agreement to direct Mr. Dorse}', of Nebraska, the chairman of the committee, to ask the house to grant the committee a day next week for the consideration of a bill for the retirement of the national bank cir culation. The bill provides that the compulsory requirement of deposits of United States bonds with the treasurer of the United States by national banks shall be limited in amount to $1,000 of bonds for each national bank, provided the voluntary withdrawal of bonds for the retirement of national bank notes shall uot exceed $:!,000.000 in any one month, ami that the provisions of the bill snail not apply to the deposits of bonds which may be required by tne secretary of the treasury to secure de posits of public moneys in the national banks. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Feasibility of Postal Savings IS inks to I5e Investigated—Senate WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. -The senate passed a bill appropriating $-8,000 to provide and equip a steam ve&sel for boarding purposes in Chicago. The action of thp senate in concurring in the house amendment to the bill for a public building in Sioux City was recon sidered, the amendment was non-con curred in, and the bill sent to the con ference. A resolution was agreed to instructing the postoftice committee to inquire into the feasibility and advisability of a law for postal savings banks in connection with all or certain classes of postofhees throughout the country. Mr. Plumb called up his resolution which provides that hereafter the senate shall meet at 10 a. m. continue in ses sion until 5::}()p. m.: recess until y, and adjourn until 11 p. m. Mr. Cockreil thought that the hour of 11 o'clock would be preferable to 10 o'clock. Mr. Plumb thought it best to try the hour named in his resolution. Mr. Reagan charged that the object •of the resolution was to choke otf debate on the elections bill, and to prevent its full, free and fair consideration. He then proceeded at length to point out what he termed the revolutionary char acter of the elections bill, and earnestly protested against the passage of the res olution as unjust to the American peo ple. Mr. Harris spoke in opposition to the resolution, which would, lie claimed, retard rather than facilitate business. He would not oppo-e any proposition which would facilitate business. One Perished in the Flame*. ALLIANCE, Ohio, Dec. 12.—The 1 POLITICS OR FINANCE? Republican Senators Caucus to Determine Which Is Most Pressing. WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—The Republi can senators met at the residence of Senator Sawyer to discuss the advisabil ity of pushing the consideration of the election bill or of laying that measure aside ior the consideration of financial legislation. The scussiou turned upon the present stringency in the money market and Messrs. Plumb, Wolcott, Teller and Stewart made long speeches urging the necessity of enacting some legislation which would relieve the situation. Mr. Hoar and Mr. Spooner made speeches Urging the Political Necessity of pushing election bill to a vote. Mr. Plumb said that if the consideration of the election bill was to be concluded at any reasonable time it would be neces sary to pass a resolution to hold night sessions and to call the senate together at an earlier hour. After some discus sion of this, it was determined that the resolution offered by Mr. Plumb in the senate and which went over under ob jection, should be passed as soou as the Democratic senators will allow a vote to be taken on it. To Consider Financial J-eg i«1atioii. The chairman, Mr. Edmunds, was then authorized to appoint a committee of eleven, to consist of the six Republi can members of the finance committee and live others to be selected by himself, to consider the necessity of financial legislation, and to report to a subsequent caucus, if advisable, some measure which should receive the present atten tion of congress. (The six members of the finance committee are Messrs. Mor rill, Sherman. Jones, of Nevada, Alli son, Aldnch and Hiscock.) -i-.u it, A THRILLING STORY Of tlio I.«h» of ltritlali Steamer in the Hliu'k Sen—Only four of tlie Ciew ol Twenty-tlvo Survive. PirH.AHEi.iMUA, Dec. 12.—There has reached this city through a private channel the thrilling story of the loss of the British steamship Westburne in the Black sea. Of the vessels crew of twenty-live four are all that survive the ill-starred voyage and these are misera ble wrecks of humanity, lying prostrated by sullering in an Odessa hospital under the care of the British consul. Tho Westburne, an ordinary tramp steamship, left the Odosia, southeast of Crimea, Nov. 24, laden with linseed, bound to Dunkirk and thence to Phila delphia with a general cargo. On the evening of her departure a gale peculiar to the Black sea alone arose. The weather grew so intensely cold that the men were Frozen to Dentil in l.ife-Like 1'ostiirps at the wheel or wherever their duty called them. Every sea that swept over the vessel froze to her, making her slug gish and so heavy that she refused to ride the waves and became unmanagea blie. When the water gained entrance toihehold the cargo began to swell and burst open the decks fore and aft as though powder had exploded in the interior. About midnight, al though only few hours out of port, I the vessi'i began to go down. Alieady the corpses of a number of the seamen I were visible a I tout the deck, standing up against the handrails just as erect as though in full vigor, 'i'liey were frozen as hard as iron. With all the crew that held fast to their lives, (.'apt. Bennington put out in a small boat and headed her back to the Odosia. distant then some lift}* miles. During the early morning the men JHetl OH* Olio by One until on reaching the Odesia t'le follow ing night tiie number was reduced to eight. Subsequently four more died while undergoing medical treatment, leaving but tour survivors. Capr. Bennington, the commander ol the Westburne, is well known io Phila delphia shipping men. lie is completely prostrated by his suh'erings-in the open boat and by Uv death of his brother, tin ship's chief officer, who perished of the awful cold before his eyes. GOULD & VANDERBILT. Somewhat of a Sensation Made by a lie port of tlio Combination. NEW YOKK. Dec. 12.—Another big sensation has been sprung in connection with uion Pacific affairs. The report is freely circulated here that an alliance has been formed between Jay Gould 'and the Yanderbilts for the manage ment of I'nioii Pacific affairs. Gould lias taken control it is said i.a he has induced the Yanderbilts to go wiiii linn, and the result of this combi nation of railroad kings is that means have been found for taking care of tlie floating debt and all the maturing charges of the road. It is also reported that further important changes are to be made in the board of directors, and that th Yanderbilts will be given a strong representation there. MILLIONS FOR AIR NAVIGATION. Large Sums to lie Invested in Construc tion of Air Ships at Chieago. CHICAGO, Dec. 12.—At Wednesday's meeting of the directors of the Mount Carmel Aeronaut company officer:, were elected and it WNS decided to in vest .-jo,000.000 immediately in plant and buildings for the construction of air •ships. E. J. Pennington, president of the company and inventor of the Mount Carmel air ship, said a sliip was nearly finished and experiments with the large models of it have already proven suc cessful. The machine is 170 feet long and wide and it is said can cover 20U miles an hour. The ship will shortly leave Mt. Carmel, sail to .St. Louis, thence to Chicago and go from here to New York. resi dence of Cyrus Dutter, a famer, about twelve miles north of this city, was de stroyed by fire at an early hour Tuesday morning." Four children were asleep up stairs when the fire broke out, but all es caped except Esther, aged 5 years, who perished in the flames. The loss is not known, and no insurance. Koutli Dakota's inaugural nan. PIERRE, S. D., Dec. 12.—All the com mittee for the inaugural ball have been appointed, and that event will occur on the evening of the meeting of the legis lature, Jan. (J. Sooth Carolina'* Next Senator. COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 12.—Irby was elected United States senator from South Carolina on fourth ballot Thurs day. STOPPED A GROWING EVIL. Directors of Insolvent Companies Can not lie Preferred Creditors. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 12.—Judge Woods in tiie United States district court de cided. in tiie case of H. Brown Co. vs. The Sanlord Fork Tool Company of Terre Haute, that an insolvent corpora tion cannot prefer its directors or offi cers as creditors. He holds that while the necessity for this limitation of the right of insolvent corporations to give preferences may not have been perceived in earlier times, the growing import ance and variety of modern 'corporate enterprises compel itts recognition and adoption. i-'uiiei-iil (if Washington .McLean. WASHINGTON. Dec. 12.—The funeral of tlie late Washington McCrea took place irom his late residence in this city Thursday. '1 he Rev. Dr. Douglass, of St. .ion,is Episcopal church read the bail, service, after which the remains were removed' to Rock Creek cemetery and placed in the receiving vault. There were pall bearers. There were pres ent President Harrison, Vice President Morton. Senators Payne, Carlisle and Blackburn, U'-aiiy all the members of the Ohio delegation in congress and many persons distinguished or promi nent in the political and social circles of the capital. Woi of the Federation. DICTUOIT, Mich., Dec. 12.—Tiie Feder ation of Labor appointed a committee to consider the arrest of the striking ex ecutive board at Birmingham, Ala., aud also pledged aid to the striking miners. The executive committee will try to pre vent labor Hocking to Chicago for the world's fair, aud breaking down prices, and will also act in the matter of boy cotting the Cleveland picture frame fac tories. The election of officers will oc cur to-day. The report urging pressure of the eight-hour movement was unani mously endorsed. llafl) Wir* llllKI i/./.cn. CHICAGO, Dec. 12.—Barbed wire man ufacturers have failed to complete their organization scheme, and if a trust i? formed the combination will be a mat ter for consideration some time in the future, Most of the conferrees have left the city. R" #»rd for Millionaire. CHICAGO, Dec. 12.—All attempts to locate the whereaboutB of the missing millionaire, B. H. Campbell, have proved fruitless, and as a final move the the family have concluded to raise the reward for his recovery from $500 to •5.000. The Number of Adherents to Parnell Increasing liapidly Through out Ireland. Tlie Antis Hompture United Ireland Ne wspnper Only to lie (juickly l!ouneed by Parnell. Kilkenny Voters Instructed to Tote as They IMoase by Their llishop. Healy (turned in Killgy. Driu.IN, Dec. 10.—The tremendous popular ovation tendered Mr. Parnell at the Rotunda has exercised a most favor able influence upon Irish opinion. The numbers of his adherents is growing rapidly. At Limerick aud Cork great popular displays are being arranged in honor of the Irish leader, and his visits to those cities promise to be the occasion of ovations rivalling that received by him here. FIGHTING FOR A NEWSPAPER. OHiee of 1'nited Ireland, at Dublin, the Scene of Thiee Huttles* Late at night a strong- party of Mr. Parnell's opponents made a descent upon and recaptured the oinco of United ire land. Tlie invaders destroyed all the "leaders which had been prepared by Mr. Leamv. who had been installed as editor by Mr. Parnell: returned all the matter that they found set up into the fire: then they took possession of the ledgers and other books and documents belonging to the concern. Ail this was done in the name of William O'Brien. A strong posse from various laborers' societies has been left as a garrison, with instructions to remain on guard day and night and to resist by force any further intrusion by Mr. Parnell or his friends. Keeaptnretl hv Parnell* Drill .IN, Dec. 12.—The oftice of United Ireland are again in the possession of Mr. Parnell. Early in the morning Mr. Parnell, accompanied by a large num ber of friends and supporters, proceeded to the offices of United Ireland, forced the doors, drove out the anti-Parnellite guard and again assumed possession. The whole alfair was witnessed by a •.lumber of policemen, none of whom oj:'-'ied any opposition to the proceedings oi the Parneililes. As soon as Mr. Pai nt i! found himself again in control of the building he appeared at the window nd addre.-sed the crowd. Later in the day Mr. Parnell started for Cork. An enormous crowd of peo ple assembled at the Dublin station and louuly cheered him as he entered the train. VOTE AS THEY PLEASE. Sueh Atlviee (iiven the Voters of North Kilkenny hy si Pi.shop. DCBLIN, Dec. 12.—The bishop of Os sory has advised the people of North Kilkenny to vote according to their con sciences in the impending election for a member of the houe of coui.-no.i.- Mr. Parnell has finally selected Mr. Joint Kelly as his candidate for the house of commons from North Kilkenny. Agitating for l'arnell in America. LONDON. Dec. 12.—Parnell's party lias ceased all communication with his op ponents, and is conducting a campaign entirely from within his own lines. Therefore his plans are not as easily surmised as before the division. Mr. Kenny,his Mipporter, said that the cam paign would not be confined to Ireland, but that the movement in favor of Mr. Parnell's leadership would be simulta neously organized in America and Aus tralia, and meetings held that would leave no doubt as to the sentiment of the Irish people wherever found. Disagreeable Surprise for Healy. LONDON, Dec. 1~\—Timothy Healy is much disgusted by his reception in Dub lin, where he narrowly escaped violence at the hands of the crowd, lie has here tofore always met with an enthusiastic greeting in that city, and was not pre pared for such complete revolution of public sentiment. He is making ready, however, to take the field agai.ist Par nell's candidate in Kilkenny. Th" news from Kilkenny is favorable to Parnell. Hurtled Healy in Etlifiy. WATEKFOHD, Dec. 12.—An open air meeting was held here Wednesday at vhich Timothy Healy was burned in effigy amid Paruellite cheers. In the Northwest. Jacob Frudiger, a farmer, was found dead and frozen in his room on the farm, some nine miles west of Burling ton, Iowa. The propeller W. A. Stevens arrived at Duluili .Monday. She is the last Buf falo boat of the season to arrive. .She reports a very cold passage. The Green lliverand Northern branch of the Northern Pacific, from Palmer, Wash., to the mines of the liygiug river, is under rapid construction, atid seven miles of track has been laid. Henry Ripple was found guilty of murder in the first degree at (J.-likosh, Wis., Monday. His crime was the shooting of Policeman Hardy last Au gust, while arresting him for creating a disturbance. Regular service ha-s commenced on the Great Falls and Canada oad, IU!) miles, between Great Falls, Mont., and Lethbridge, in the Canadian territory of Alberta, with two trains daily each way except Sunday. There are eight inter mediate stations in Montana and four iu Alberta. A move is on foot to establish an im mense sugar beet factory at Pierre, S.D. A. H. Fitch is at the head of it and there will be associated with him a number of Omaha capitalists. Experi ment hist year proved that that part of the state is unequaled for sugar beet culture. The total investment will reach $100,000. The Northern Pacific and Montana branch, which leaves the main line of the Northern Pacific at De Sniet, Mont., 1,260 miles west from Minneapolis, and has been under operation as far as RiT ulet, a point 42 miles west, has been ex tended to St. Regis, Mont., 74 miles from De Smet. FOUUHT FOR SUPREMACY. OC- A llloody ISnttli! Ucpoi'tml to lluvo ctirrcil in tint HIIII I.IIIUIH. PINK RIDGU AQKNCY, S. D.. Dec. 12.— Tired of waiting for the soldiers to come and get killed, the Indians in the Bad Lands have begun lighting among them selves. This news was brought in by iotli government scouts and friendly ndians. Tho battlo took place in the amphitheatre of Grass valley. Two Strike and bis followers circled around Short Bull and bis followers all the fore noon, actively skirmishing, each leader bound that his supremacy as chief of the whole body should bo acknowledged. Twenty to Forty I*. I licit. The killed are reported all the way from twenty to forty. As the scouts and fric-udlics had to escape during the contusion the result of the skirmishing is not known. Gen. Brooke sent Little Bat and five other Indians back with Old Two Strike, under tho agreement made in the council that one should re turn each day aud report tho progress of the reds in coming in. Not one of these men have returned, but are held close prisoners of war. It is reported that Li 1 tie Bat has been killed, but the report is uot verified. RC 0 PS~" E~M 6"ITAUZ E "1 NDIANS. Presence of Soldiers Having ICJI'eefc on Ut'ds— Host»lo. (o Come In. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.-— tun. Schotield has received tlie following favorable dispatch from Gen. Miles about the In dian situa i-'ii: "Reports from Gen. linger and Gen. Brooke are ipiite favor able. Tho ivsci.ce of troops now i:i po sition has Lad a demoralizing inlluence upon the Indians,a:d ihoso that a week ago were defiant and warlike, are now »*•*. in Evidence of Mtijmtssion* Capt. Ewars, Fifth infantry, has re turned to Fort Bennett, bringing with him Hump, who formerly did e-teellent service with uie in Lame Dei and Nez Perce campaigns, and was badly wounded in the latter, lie desires to renew his allegiance to the government, and 1 wdl make good use of him in bringing ill others. Gen. Brooke repon. that the Indians near Wl.i river nave turned loose iheir stolen stock and wero coming in. Col. Sumner reports quite a large number of Indians in his vicinity who are willing to obey his orders. Ihey belong to Big Foot's following, and others located about the southwest ern part of the Cheyenne river reserva tion. THOSE CENSUS FRAUDS. T\v*Mity-fnir Thousand Too Many Names ill Minneapolis ar.d in St. Paul. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.—Special Agent John Hyde, of the census bureau, who had charge of the supervisors' corres pondence last summer has been busy for some time preparing evidence of fraud in the .Minneapolis aud St. Paul census cases. Mr. Hyde has found that that, the fraudulent schedules in Minne apolis amounted to 2-!,00i). He says there were 'J.000 duplications in St. Paul. In speaking of the matter Mr. Hyd« said: "The total of the returns of the daily report cards for Minneapolis showed up nearly 11)4,000, while the schedules showed only 18S.0U0. The real number was about 1U4.000. The census office will be very severe in deal ing with these people." NO USE FOR USURERS. South Dakota Alliance Men Will Try to .Stop tiie Pr no (ice iu Ttiat Mtate. Sioux FALLS, lowa, Dec. 12.—The Daily Press has received a special from Clark, Clark county. South Dakota, au-1 uouneiiig tiie conviction of Mrs. Scan uian lor usury. A law against usury has been on the statute books for years, but has never been enforced, though farmers have made a howl about it at every election. Several Alliauce men, who believe in using the means in their power, formed the "Brotherhood of Pur pose," ami will enforce the law every where throughout the state. Mrs. Scamnan's case was the weakest of any the brotherhood has worked up. but a verdict of guilty was rendered in a few minutes alter tlie evide ee was iu. Many other cases are in sight. 1 IN LIEU OF AN ICE PALACE. A Change in the Form of Winter Sports at St. Pant Sutfirested. ST. PAI'J.. i-Jec. 1~.—The question of a winter carnival hangs fire. There area good many advocates of the ice palace i:ea de-piie iiie ii jio-y it has already in l. vi. i,, i.ii iin- Aon.iwest, whileotheri lav soiiie. iiM-,- representative of our resoiiiies H.ni v.iiicu would also be a r.uiyiiig center for winter sports. Frank i. inu.ey. the Great .Northern rail way, pio| o.-cs an immense log cabin, v. in- in liu- summer could lie changed iii'iom .-o dnoi jam for concerts and puti. .• eeiings. As Minnesota is ne oi incipal timb stales in tho biiion tne Mi^estion is considered by many a g.'od one. New I" -«-iorieK for West Superior. WKS* fSi'iv.uioi:, Dec. l^.—The South Supe. .or improvement company has closed negotiations whereby several companies vv:.l remove to South Supe rior a.-i ion as buildings can lie erected and the machinery transferred. The leaning plnnis are the Piitston Stove company, of i'itthloii, Pa. the Racine Maile.iole .tinl Gray Iron company, of Racine the Jackson Wagon company, of .Jackso-i. Uich. I lie Bandrob & Chase rurni'iuo company. These factories have a I lio-n lied up. and will remove to South .v. ior as soon as the build ing- ior .i.i i'.ecommodation and their employe can iie erected. Oltleer* ni ue P#* »'e hjMieiut ion. RICHMOND, Jnd.. Dec. 1:2.—The Amer ican Peace and Arbitration association elected toe lblowing officers: President, Dr. Kiciiard H. Thomas, Baltimore secretary, jJaniel lid Richmond re cording secretary. Mrs.Euieline U. Bur gess. iSew Yoi k. it was ihe sentiment of the meeting to have a lecturer on peace in each yearly meeting in the United States. Colorado H'I1HIIU Men Struck. LKAIVILLK, Colo., Dec. 12.—At 9 o'clock p. m. the freight conductors and brakemeti on the Western division of the Colorado Midland road went out on Rtrike. The men ask for higher wages. m.'--T*7?*rrrrr5» V:!'" 5 i' T-f -.?! ,-. •-.: Throe People Killed and Their Bodies Mutilated lleyoiwl Description at Minneapolis. One Body Cut in Two—Remains or All (Scattered for Soiuo Distance Along the Truck. rt Powder Magazine Explosion at Hali fax—Punic in Burning School House—Casualties. MiNNUAroi.ttf, Dec. 11.—A horrible ac cident happened at the University depot of the Great Northern short line, at 8a. m.. in which three people met a terrible and instant dt atii. They were E. Todd, his wife and daughter, Mrs. Slayton, all re--i iing at No. 1411 Uni versity avenue southeast, Minneapolis. Just as the three stepped upon the up going track to board the train for St. Paul the Omaha Chicago express, en route to Minneapolis, came thundering by, unnoticed by the three hurrying passeng 'i-s. iu an instant the engine was upon them and without a moment's warning the father, mother and daugh ter were under the wheels. Mrs. Todd was carried down underneath the rush ing iron horse lirv 2oi!y Severed In IItaIt' and terribly mutilated. Mr. Todd shared a similar fate to that of bis wife, his body being bruised and mangled al most to an extent beyond recognition. Mrs. Slayton was caught by the pilot of tiie engine and huned a distance of nearly twenty feet into the air, her body falling against a passenger coach of tho (irei.'t Northern train which was stand ing on the opposite track. The remains of" the victims of the horrible alfair were Sp uttered Alnnq the Track for a distance of nearly 100 feet, and it some time after they were collected beiorc identification could be estab lislied. A number of people standing on the platform and passengers of the Great Northern train from the windows saw the three people a moment before the engine struck them, but too late to lend a baud of rescue or give a word of warning. The sight was too terrible to look at, and the eyes of liear-by specta tors were turned away or closed as the fearful engine of death caught its un suspecting victims under its merciless wheels. POWDER MAGAZINE EXPLOSION. A Dominion Steaou C»aily Wrecked One Mun Killed and Several Seriously lijlU'ed. HALIFAX, N. S.,Dec. 11.—The powder in the magazine of the Dominion steamer New Field exploded as the steamer was entering Yarmouth harbor, wrecking the forecastle and tearing a large hole in the steamer's side. One report says that four men were killed, but the agent of the marine and fisher eries department says this is not true. He states that one man was killed and that six men were seriously injured. The man killed, according to the official report is a fireman named McKay. Mr. Johnston, the agent, says the cause of the explosion is a mystery. The New Field was on a regular cruise around the Western coast, having sailed from Halifax some days ago. In the C:utehes of a Hour. WABASH, Ind., Dec. 11.—The 10-year old son of John Sogstetter, living near Wabash, was horribly bitten by a laige and ferocious boar. The boy had en tered 1 he pen where the animal was confined, and before he could make his escape the 1'oar was upon him. Before assii-tance arrived the boy was one mass of wounds from head to feet. It is pos sible that one or both legs will have to be amputated to save his life. A Panic in a Horning School House. C.» NTON, Ills., Dec. 11.—Tlie large school building at Farmington was uis covered to be on fire by scholars in the second .story rooms. A panic ensued, the children breaking out the panels in doors iu their efforts to escape. Fortu nately uone were seriously injured. There were COO children in the building, which was totally destroyed. The loss is estimated at $25,000,partially insured, Purely Accidental. ST. Louis, Dec. 11.—A special to The Republic from Lebanon, Mo., says that when Dr. J. M. Perking, living near Mountain Grove, returned from a hunt ing trip he laid his gun on the bed. Koy. the 8-year-old boy, pulled the gun oil the bed, when it was discharged, the shot taking effect in his 4-year-old sis- I ter's shoulder, instantly killing her, and scattering shot wounding the baby. Filial .Skutiug in Tex:is. GAiNi:svii.LK, Tex., Dec. 11.—While a party of young people were skating on a pond several miles south of tiiis place, the ice broke and Oscar Meyers and Miss Maid Grantham were drowned. I Three others of the party went through tho ice but were rescued. *r«»ve a Patient Cr.ixy. BALTIMORE, Dec. 11.—The students at the Baltimore university hospital guyed Radford E. Chapman, a superstitious colored patient, about dissecting him until Monday night he became so fren zied that lie tried to jump out of a win dow. He is now a lunatic. Mirnli»lltowi'ii Sociiil Sensation. MARSHAI.ETOWN, Iowa, Dec. 11.—The sensation here is the flight of G. F. Stodgill, a young telegraph operator, and the suit for divorce brought by W. R. Sarles against Mrs. Surles. She was found in Stodirill's room. Saved Hanging. ST. PAUL, Dec. 11.—Ed Finley, the colored minstrel, who killed his wife with a butcher knife and then cut his own throat with the same instrument, died at the citv hospital at 5:30 p. m. Free Coinage it* nuunmuic. WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.—It is currently reported that a free coinage bill will bo offered in the senate as a substitute for the tobacco rebate bill. API MY APPRO PPi I I THE. NICARAGUA CANAL. the Annunl Iteport of tlie Compnny Sub mitted to Seci-istiiry Noblis WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—The annual report of tho Nicaragua Maritime Canal company has been submitted to tho sec rotary of the interior. It shows that during the past year operations on the canal liavo been prosecuted with dili gence find great progress has bean made in tho work of construction, Tho final plans and detailed surveys of the canal, its harbors, etc., have been completed, and no efforts have been spared in per fecting the location of the route from ocean to ocean. About 100,000 cubic yards of the canal have already been excavated and several miles of aqueduct have been completed. Since the organ ization of the company 10,145 shares of the capital stock of the company have beeu subscribed for, aggregating1,014, 500, of which amount ^1,104,01 has been paid into the treasury. Since its organization the company lias ex pi- led for work and materials .^".'72.203 am.^, 000,000 of the capital stock, aud is now obligated for .-jil,28(i,000 of its first rnort- PUBLIC BUILDING BILLS. &oiuu of Those Passed hy the HOUHO Tues Tho :Sort»nve*fc Well Represented. WASHINGTON. Dec. 11.—Among the bills for the erection of public building? passed by the houso with a limitation of cost as stated, wore the following: Man kato, Minn., £."0.00.! Meridian, Miss., $50,000 Yo-.ni'.-stown, Ohio. $75,000 Camden. Ark., .v-25,000: Sioax Falls, S. D., $150,000 Norfolk, Va., $150,000 Beatrice, Neb.. *00,000 Davenport.Iowa, $100,000 Kock island. Ills., $75,000 lteidsville, N. C., if25,!)00 South Bend, ind., $75,000: Fargo, N. D., §100.000 Madison, Ind., 50,00!) Sioux City, Iowa, $250,000 Lima, Ouio. ji()'J,000: Charles ton, S. C., increase. iUi),000 Blooming ton, His., $100,OdO: Kansas City, Mo., §1.200,000: liacine. Wis., $100,000: Sa vannah. (in., $250,000 Akron, Ohio, SlOOjOuO Kc-.ue, Ga., r-Vl.OoO: iiochford, Ills., $I0'.),0 J: Fort Dodge, lowa, $75, 000 Sheboygan, Wis.. £50,000. The federal elections bill was then taken up aud Mr. George proceeded to argue against it. CERTAINLY A CANDIDATE. So Say* Grover Cleveland to a Prominent South lakotu llenioerat. Sioux FALLS, S. D., Dec. 11.— $ ,1 A AT IONS. The ilill Ci»!i}'.il.e«l the Uouso C0111 liilttcc—-A Total of Called ior. WASI'IINGTON, Dec. 11.—The army ap propriation bill has be^'n completed by the military committee of the house and it will be reported tins week by Mr. McCutclieon, of Michigan, the chair man of the committee. Tho bill carries a total appropriation of $21,012,020. This is $4oj,55S more than tiie amount appropriated for military purposes last year. Tiie appropriation for army transportation is increased $250,000. Of the amount appropriated for the repair of barracks and oilier military buildings —$72ii,000—the sum of $50,000 is to be expended in the repair aud reconstruc tion of Jefferson barracks, Missouri. The appropriation far service pay of en listed men is increased $70,31(7, and that for the pay of enlisted men $27,050. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. .J .Semite. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—The senate passed the joint resolution defining a quorum of the board of commissioners of the District of Columbia also the house bill to authorize the payment of drawback or rebate on tobacco to cor rect an omission in the tariiff bill. Mr. Plumb offered a resolution pro viding that the senate meet daily at 10 a. m., with a recess Irom 5:o0 p. ui. till 8 p.m., and that the'morning hour shall expire at 11 a. m. It was ordered that the resolution be printe-i. Mr. Kegan gave notice of several amendments which he proposed to offer to the elections bill. Bills were introduced to provide for coinage at the branch mint at Denver, Colo., and to amend the silver act of last session. ,S J. Les lie Thompson, a wheel horse Democrat of this state, ha.- returned from New York. While there he had an interview with Grover Cleveland, who stated posi tively to the Dakotau that he would surely be a candidate for president in 1802, and he wanted his Dakota friends to stand by him. (Juay'fi Election Dill. WASHINUTON, Dec. 11.—Senator Quay says that he has not prepared a substi tute for the federal election bill, but he expected to prepare one which would be in accord with the views of the Re publican party, but would be perhaps more '"practical" than the measure now under consideration. Harrison Allixe* Ilis Six* WASHINGTON,. Dec. 11. —The president has approved the joint resolution au thorizing the secretary of war to issue 1,000 stands of arms to each of the states ofUorlhandSoui.il Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska. BrtEVmES. Much havoc has been wrougnt Dy storms on the southern coasts of Europe, especially around Sardinia, in which vicinity eleven persons are known to have been killed and fifty injured, while many vessels were wrecked and a num ber of houses shattered. Dr. D. Mills Tucker, of No. 2!!17 Wa bash avenue, Chicago, died Wednesday, after an illness of only a few days. He was one of the oldest physicians in the city, and had practiced here longer than any other doctor,with a single exception, having come to Chicago in 1850. The steamship Wyoming, from Liver pool to New York, passed two water spouts on Dec. 4, in mid-ocean. It was euowiiig at the time and the roaring cylindrical column was filled with white. The appearance of the water spout created no alarm among the pas sengers. Charles Miller, the boy murderer, has been found guilty, at Cheyenne, Wyo., and will probably be hanged. He heard the verdict without a tremor, and, turning to a man near him, laughed as he said he anticipated the result. The crime for which he is convicted was the murder of Ross Fishbaugh and Waldo Emerson last September.