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Jamestown weekly alert. [volume] (Jamestown, Stutsman County, D.T. [N.D.]) 1882-1925, January 22, 1891, Image 6

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HELD UP A CROWD.
talMi-hll of Toagks liic to Steil
•ad Deliver by Oa Lone
Farmer.
Stable Hanging at Darlea(Oa.t Spoiled
fey the Reprieve of the Murderer's
Female Accomplice.
Yerdict for $60,000 Against Default*
lag State Treasurer Archer, of
Maryland—Crimes.
ST. LOUIS, MO., Jan. 17.—A special to
The Republic from Sherman, Tex.,
Buys: At Bells, Tex., twelve miles east
of here,George Smith, a farmer, entered
a saloon Wednesday night and com­
pelled seven men at the point of a re­
volver to liand over their money and
valuables. As he was leaving the saloon
Jim Sibel. the town marshal, fired, but
missed him, and Smith returned the
«liot and the bullet entered Sibel's head.
He will die. Smith was afterwards cap­
tured, brought here and and placed in
jail in spite of the efforts of the mob to
lynch him. He said that hard times and
poor crops decided him to become a
jobber.
SPOILED A DOUBLE HANGING.
BMfd, tlie l)arieii, Ga., Murderer Strung
Up—HisKnualft Accomplice Reprieved.
DARIEN, Ga., Jan. 17.—The prospect
of a double hanging here drew a large
crowd of people, but pity for the woman
in the case gained for her anew trial at
the last moment and only one was
banged. This was Charles Reeves, col­
ored. He quarrelled with a man named
-Gromwold, who struck him with a stick
and cursed him. When Reeves told
Ella Jackson, with whom he was living,
ahe berated him for allowing a white
man to abuse him and ordered him
never to come back to her until he had
killed Gromwold. A few minutes later
Reeves shot Gromwold dead. Tlie
woman, on her first trial, was found
guilty with a recommendation to mercy,
which averted the gallows. She secured
a new trial and was again convicted,
this time with the death sentence
Reew.-i died without a struggle.
SOUTH CAROLINA DEFALCATION.
Ailjt. Gen. Bonham Confesses to a Short­
age of #5,000.
COLUMBIA. S. C., Jan. 17.—Governor
Tillman has made public a communica­
tion from Adjt. Gen. Farley, disclosing
the statement that his predecessor, Gen.
Milledge L. Bonham, son of the late
Governor Bonham, is a defaulter to the
amount of about $5,000. Gen. Bonham
has written a letter to the governor con­
fessing his defalcation and expressing
the hope that he will be able to make
restitution.
VERDICT AGAINST ARCHER.
Kx-Maryland Treasurer Convicted of a
•60,000 Embezzlement.
BALTIMORE, Md.i Jan. 17.—The case
of the state treasurer, Stevenson Archer,
for $121,000, which has been on trial for
two weeks, was given to the jury yes­
terday. After being locked all night
the jury at 12 m. returned a verdict of
$60,000 for the state. Upon the an­
nouncement of the verdict the state
moved for another trial.
£nibezzled 9150,000.
SAS FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—A published
statement is made that John C. Hall,
formerly of the law firm of Hall & Rog­
ers, of this city, and trustee of the es­
tates of John Hawley and Marvin Bald­
win, deceased, has confessed to embez­
zlement of sums aggregating about
$150,000. It is stated that the Hawley
and Baldwin estates are involved to the
extent of $40,000 each, and that the
French Savings and Loan society was
induced to loan him $12,000 by means of
false abstracts of title.
Colorado Legislative War Progresses.
DENVER. Colo., Jan. 17.—The two
warring factions of the house of repre
-Bentatives have failed to reach an ami­
cable settlement of their differences.
The combine met in tlie legislative hall
at 9 a. m. and without transacting any
business adjourned. The Panna crowd
met in the same hall a half hour later
and adjourned until 4 p. m. The strength
of the faction remains. Combine 28,
Panna men 22.
Peek Denounces the Dennett Law.
MADISOX. Wis.. Jan. 16.—The gover­
nor's message to the legislature is full of
retrenchment and reform. The Bennett
law is roasted and held up to be "unwise
and unnecessary and must be repealed.
A radical reorganization of the state
board is recommended. and if jt comr-s
about the governor will have a lot of
fii-st-cla^s berths to fill. Semi-annual
payment ot taxes is advocated.
Preparing an Impeachment Case.
HELENA, Mont.. Jan. 17.—The Demo­
cratic members of the legislature have
held a caucus and decided to contest the
seat of John W. Power in the senate.
This is a preliminary to an attempt to
impeach certain state officials distasteful
to Democracy. There is no telling how
the legislative muddle will terminate.
A
Counter Move on tlie Force mil.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 17.—In
his message to the legislature the gover­
nor strongly recommends that if the
force bill passes congress the time of
holding state and county elections be
changed, in order to remove them from
the danger of federal interference.
Two Babes Cremated.
BRAZIL, Ind., Jan. 17 —Two children,
aged 3 years and 15 months respectively,
sons of Frank Biggs, of Minshall, Park
county, were cremated in their home
"Wednesday. The children were left
alone in the house and it is thought the
elder raked live coals from the stove,
setting fire to the house.
Gen. Benet Retired.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Gen. S. V.
Benet, chief of ordnance, war depart­
ment, has been placed on the retired list
of the army. His services in the army
extended over a period of forty-six
years, during seventeen of which he
filled the position of chief of ordnance.
CHARIT/ FOR LANDLORDS.
A Movement to Aid Those Deduced to
Penury liy Irish Agrarian Agitation.
LONDON, Jan. 17.—-While Mr. Balfour
is gathering in donations for the benefit
of the starving Irish peasantry, an ear­
nest effort is leing made in England to
raise money for the relief of landlords
and their families deprived of income by
the agrarian agitation. It is estimated
that about 2,000 women, many of them
old and infirm, have been deprived of
their means of livelihood by the loss of
Irish rents. Hundreds of these are earn­
ing a living in household service, and as
aidies' maids in the homes of more for
cunatc aristocray, while the more help­
less are entirely dependent on charity.
The former mistress of a large estate in
Galway is now a governess in London,
Mid
quite a number brought up in lux­
ury are doing menial work. The Mar­
quis of Water ford has issued an appeal
in their behalf, and it is receiving a lib­
eral response.
SPOONER'S PLANS.
tie Will Settle at Milwaukee—A Hand­
some Offer Declined.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Jan. 17.—Senator
Spooner is said to have declined an offer
of $25,000 a year to locate in Chicago
and become solicitor general of the Chi­
cago and Milwaukee railway after his
retirement from the senate. It is said
to be his desire to remain a resident of
Wisconsin, and Milwaukee will be his
future home. He has already been re­
tained as counsel by some of the heaviest
iron houses of Cleveland,and will devote
himself almost exclusively to corpora­
tion business.
Rival of the Eneliali Brewing Trust.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—The Ameri­
can Brewery association, of San Fran­
cisco, has organized. Adolphus Bnsh,
of St. Louis, was elected president.
Other prominent brewers and capitalists
were elected directors. Between $2,000,
000 and $3,000,000 will be expended in
the plant. The brewery is started in
opposition to the English syndicate
which lately bought out all the brewer­
ies in San Francisco.
Sub-Tropical Show Begun.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 17. -The
sub-tropical exposition opened its fourth
annual session in this city. Nearly
2,000 persons were present. The ex­
hibits are nearly all in place and every­
thing promises a prosperous season.
Rev. Sam Janes will be here for ten
days some time in February or March,
and early in April the exposition will
close with a grand inter-state militnr
ball.
Columbus Gas Supply Has Failed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17.—Colnm: u
was without a single natural gas j-re
yesterday and numerous cases of great
inconvenience were reported on account
of the sudden cut off of the supply. The
flow was stopped at 8:30 o'clock and
6,000 fires went out. The company says
that in all probability the gas will never
be turned on again, as the supply will
not be sufficient for practical use.
Sot Advised to lteciprocate.
TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 17.—The Empire
says: The statement published by the
Toronto Mail to the effect that the
Dominion government has been re­
quested by the imperial govornment to
endeavor to arrange matters in dispnte
between Canada and the United States
on the basis of a wide measure of com­
mercial reciprocity, is not true. On the
contrary it is learned from the very best
sources that the Canadian government
has recently been approached by the
United States government with a view
to the development of the trade relations
between the two countries.
Threw a Match Into Benzine.
OSHKOSH. Wis., Jan. 17.—Buckstaff,
Edwards & Co., coffin and furniture
manufacturers' plant has been badly
damaged by fire. The fire was caused
by the son of the foreman throwing a
lighted match in a pail of benzine, think­
ing it was water. Several dwellings
opposite the factory were damaged. The
total loss is $28,000 insurance, $20,000.
The plant will be immediately rebuilt
and employment will be given to 450
hands.
Chief Hawley Dead.
DENVER, Col., Jan. 17.—Police In­
spector Hawley, who was shot Wednes­
day morning by Harley McCoy during
discussion over the present legislative
troubles, died at 10:50 a. m.
Murdered by His Brother and Nephew.
JACKSON. Miss., Jan. 17.—Sunday
afternoon the remains of John Cox, col­
ored, wore discovered in a marshy hol­
low near Ripley. Cox had evidently
been murdered. Virge and Tim Cox.
brother and nephew of the deceased,
were arrested on suspicion. Yesterday
the," made a eonfe-sion and gave par­
ticulars of the crime.
A Knife.' Through llis Heart.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.. Jan. 17.—Joseph
Harris WH found dead near Morgan
town with a knife sticking in his heart.
The murderer is supposed to be John
Aiken, whom Harris nad threatened to
kill on sight on account of gossip con­
necting Aiken's name with Mrs. Han-is.
Tlie citizens are out en ma-s.se looking for
Aiken.
Lottery Agent in the Toils.
CHICAGO. Jan. 16.—A man giving his
name first as L. S. Loring, but after­
ward as C. E. Gould, was arrested by
federal officials charged with using the
mails for lottery purposes. Gould is be­
lieved to be the agent in Chicago for the
Louisiana lottery.
A Religious Murderer Sent Hence.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 17.—John
Johnson, a negro boy, was hanged at
Opelika, Ala., at noon, for the murder
of Jenkins Moore. Johnson on the scaf­
fold said he felt like he had religion.
Air .Ship Model Completed.
MOUNT CARMEL, Ills., Jan. 17.—At
last the air ship is a fact. The model is
completed and works. It will be taken
to Chicago and exhibited in the exposi­
tion building. The bouyancy chamber
is twenty-four feet longand six and one*
half feet in diameter. The ship with th6
propellers and rudder is 300 feet in
length. It is to fly arotmd in the exposi­
tion and carry two passengers.
EMPLOYES QUIT.
Agents
and
Telegraph Operators Aloaf
the Chicago
and Mllwaakee
System Walk Out.
Latent Advices at Strike Headquarters
in Chicago Show 850 Men
to he Oat
Officials Say That Leas Than 800 Re­
signed and That Their Places
Have Been Filled.
CHICAGO, Jan. 17.—Operators and
station agents along the Chicago, Mil­
waukee and St. Panl road in Illinois,
Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, who
recently sent in their resignations, have
gone out, in accordance with their
notification. On the Dubuque di­
vision the reports indicate that all the
men are determined to fight. On the
Council Bluffs and the Iowa and Min­
nesota divisions all but a few of the men
say they will go out. The operating
officers of the road at Milwaukee are ad­
vised that nearly all the operators on the
Council Bluffs division have left their
places. The vacancies were filled at
once with a force the officials had been
collecting for several days. The officials
of the road say they will have little
trouble filling the vacancies as fast as
they are made, but the directors of the
strike say that the railroad officials will
be surprised at the number of vacancies
that they will find and that they will
exhaust their reserve forces long before
they are filled.
A FORMIDABLE STRIKE.
Over 350 Agents an* Operators Left
Their Places.
CHICAGO, Jan. 17.—Grand Chief
Thurston, of the Order of Railway Tele­
graphers, said at noon that he had al­
ready received reports to indicate that
the strike of telegraph operators and
station agents on the Chicago, Milwau­
kee and St. Paul road was in full prog­
ress, and that at least 350 men failed to
return to their positions. At the St. Paul
offices in this city one of the officials
said if there was a strike in progress the
effect had not been observed as yet.
ONLY FORTY-EIGHT OUT.
Such is the Official Statement of the Mil­
waukee Company Regarding Strikers.
MILWAUKEE. Jan. 17.—Officials of the
Milwaukee and St. Panl rood here state
that a total of forty-eight agents and
operators on the entire system quit work
as per their resignations. Their places
were filled at once and not a ripple of
trouble was noticeable. General Super­
intendent Collins says he has on file
hundreds of applications of men desir­
ing work, and says he can fill all the
offices vacated as fast as the old men
leave. The walk out, as official reports
show, proved a complete failure.
General Manager Earling, of the St.
Paul road in this city, said to a Journal
representative at noon: "The total
number of resignations are as follows:
In Dakota, 1: Minnesota, 16 Iowa, 47
Illinois, 9 Wisconsin 0. These places
were promptly filled and we have ex­
perienced no annoyance whatever. The
report circulated some time ago that
there was to be a
Reduction in Salaries Is False
In every particular, as no such move
was ever contemplated by the company.
But the report had the effect of mislead­
ing the men and they were influenced to
talk until they left. A number of oper­
ators were here Friday who claimed that
they had been called in from the La
Crosse division of the road. When
asked if they would take positions in
Iowa, they answered by drawing back
their coats and displaying a ribbon with
tlie words 'We are not scabs' printed
thereon. They say out of fifteen men
asked to work all positively refused but
two, who agreed to go,"
No Signs of Strike at Omaha.
OMAHA, Neb.. Jan. 17.—The Milwau­
kee operators in this city are all at
work. One man quit at Council Bluffs
and his place was filled. That is the
only sign of the strike at this end of the
road. The officials state not over one
third of the operators have left.
Minnesota Masons.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 17.—About 400 repre­
sentatives of the Masonic lodges of the
state are attending the thirty-eighth
convocation of the grand lodge now be­
ing held at Masonic hall in this city.
The secretary's report showed 12,000
members iu good standing throughout
the state, 'llie treasurer's receipts for
the year were $7,3OO. Thirteen new
lodges were instituted during the year.
At the election of oiiieers Alphonso
Barto. past deputy grand master, was
elected grand master. W. F. Dickin­
son, past grand senior warden, was
elected to fiii the vacancy caused by
Barto's election.
Minnesota National Guards.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 17.—The twelfth an­
nual convention of the National Guard
of Minnesota opened at 2 o'clock p. m.
in the eaticus room at the capitol. Col.
Wright, president, being absent, Maj.
G. 8. Ives, vice president, was in the
chair. Several interesting papers were
read and speeches made, including one
by Ignatius Donnelly.
Sioux Fails Gets the Fair.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 18.—The
•tate board of agriculture,after a stormy
session of several days, selected Sioux
Falls as the place in which to hold the
state fair for 1891. The dates chosen are
Sept. 21 to 25. A feature of the coming
meeting will be the speed purses, $5,500
being offered.
Big Haul for Mail Robbers.
SPRINGFIELD, MO., Jan. 17.—The fact
that a heavily filled mail pouch from
Kansas City on Sunday, Jan. 4, was
stolen from the platform at Nichols
Junction, has just leaked out. The
pouch contained over 3,000 letters and
46 registered, packages. The empty
pouch was found on the river bank near
the station. It is supposed the robbers
secured a considerable amount of money
from the registered packages. There is
no clue.
A
BLOCKADE DECLARED.
The Port of Iquique, Chili, to Be Shut Of
from the Outer World.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Charles R. Flint
A Co. have received a cablegram via
London its follows. "Blockade of the
port of Iquique ordered for the 30th
inst." Charles E. Flint, who is the
Chilian consul in this city, could not say
positively why the port was to be block­
aded. The government, he said, derives
its largest income from the export tax
on nitrate of soda and he thought that
the three vessels of the Chilian navy
which revolted might blockade that port
in order to prevent the collection by the
Balmaceda administration of the nitrate
of soda tax. The nitrate of soda mar­
ket, owing to this news, is advancing
rapidly in London and New York. Mr.
Flint says ho does not think any attempt
will be made on the part of the opposi­
tion to overthrow the existing govern­
ment, but a strong pressure will be
brought to bear upon Balmaceda to
cany out the wishes of the legislative
branch of the government.
MEXICAN EARTHQUAKES.
Three Distinct Shocks Felt—Many Per­
sons Hurled In the Ruins.
CITY OP MEXICO, Jan. 17.—Three
earthquakes have occurred at Parral, in
the state of Chihuahua. The gallery at
the convent of the Sacred Heart gave
way, killing six persons and wounding
nine.
Repoits from various points show
that the earthquake was felt throughout
an extended region. The shocks were
very severe at Gouraza, near Chercliell.
Part of the buildings of the village were
demolished and many persons were
buried in the ruins.
Taxing Capital in Argentine.
LONDON, San. 17.—Buenos Ayres ad­
vices represent financial circles in the
Argentine Republic as being excited at
the proposal made by the Argentine
government to tax the deposits of pri­
vate banks at the rate of 2 per cent per
annum. A protest has been lodged with
the government by the American lega­
tion against the proposition to assess
foreign insurance companies at the rate
of $20,000 a year for a license fee, in ad­
dition to requiring a guarantee deposit
of 120,000.
Seal Pirates Fitting Oat.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—Prepara­
tions are being made by the resident
owners of sealing vessels for the coming
season. A new departure will be the
introduction of steam launches in the
business, two of which will be carried
by the schooner Henry Dennis. She is
now at Seattle,but will soon sail for this
port to engage hunters and receive her
steam launches. The steamer Mattie
Dye- and the schooner Helen Blum are
also being fitted ont. The former was
seized last year.
Big Flow of Oil Strnek.
MARION, Ind., Jan. 17.—A large oil
well was struck a few miles southeast of
here. An attempt has been made to
conceal the magnitude of the strike, but
great quantities of oil has escaped, not­
withstanding the effort to stop the flow.
The well belong to Monroe Sieberting,
the great plate glass manufacturer, who
is securing leases on the other land as
rapidly as possible. Great excitement
prevails in this city over the strike.
Reservation Surveys Not Interrupted.
WASHINGTON, Jan 17.—The work of
surveying on the Sionx reservation has
not been interrupted by the outbreak of
the savages. The reports from the sur­
veyor general of the work done by the
deputies are now coming in to the land
office. The $100,000 available under the
acts of the last session are believed to be
enough to pay for the work on the entire
reservation, although it is possible a
small amount more may be needed.
Czarewitch Snubbed in China.
SHANGHAI, Jan. 17.—It is stated that
in consequence of the refusal of the
viceroy to accord a state reception to the
czarewitch, the latter has decided not to
visit this city. The viceroy bases his
refusal to extend this courtesy to the
czarewitch on the ground that the vice
regal representative of the emperor of
China outranks all foreign princes.
Want Clioynski to Meet Fitzslmmons.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—The Cali­
fornia Athletic club is making great
efforts to arrange a match for a good
purse, between Fitzsimmons and Joe
Ciioynski, now in Australia. Fitz is
willing and Chovnski has been cabled
to. The Olympic club, of San Francisco,
has wired Dempsey, offering him the
position of boxing instructor, recently
resigned by Corbett, at a big salary.
Chemical Works Fizzled.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The establish­
ment of James Cliaskel, proprietor of
the Cliaskel chemical works, has been
closed by the sheriff on executions for
$14,7'.J(i. Mr. Cliaskeli says that his lia­
bilities amounted to about $70,000, and
that the assets will be large enough to
cover all liabilities.
Minister Lincoln In England Again.
SOUTHAMPTON, Jan. 17.—Minister Lin­
coln landed here at 7 o'clock a m. in ex­
cellent health and spirits. By tlie court­
esy of the British government Mr. Lin­
coln's baggage was passed by the cus­
toms* officers without inspection. A
special salon carriage conveyed the
minister to London.
KflVcts of Kocli's Lyinpli.
PARIS, Jan. 17.—M. Soller, a physi­
cian of this city, has just recovered from
an illness of three weeks, which he at­
tributes to his having administered to
himself an injection of the Koch lymph.
M. Soller does not recollect anything
which transpired during the first davs
of his illness.
Plasterers Will Agitate.
BOSTON, Jan. 17.—The Operative Plas­
terers' International union voted that a
large corps of organizers be appointed
and urged the plasterers to conduct a
vigorous agitation in all parts of both
countries represented. Tins advice will
bo accepted and acted upon.
War on Missouri Valley Saloon Keepers.
MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa, Jan. 17.—All
the saloon keepers in this city were in­
dicted by the grand jury and arrested
by Sheriff Garrison and taken to Logan
ti
await, trial.
ASSASSINATION.
Denver's Chief of Police Skot DM!la
the Halls of the Stete
Capitol.
Perrln the Wisconsin Banker Cos*
victed of Complicity In the Hurley
Bank Robbery.
Bnrglara Hake Big Hani In the
Jacksonville, Fin., Poslofiice.
Becord of Crimes.
DENVER, Col., Jan. 16.—At 1 a. m.
as Police Inspector Hawley was leaving
the legislature hall, where ho had been
trying to quiet the mob, he was met by
Harley McCoy, one of the toughest
characters in tho city. McCoy made
some insulting remark to Hawley, who
turned around and replied that he had
better go on or he would bo arrested.
McCoy without another word shot at
Hawley, the ball passing through his
abdomen, causing a wound which will
result in his death. Policeman Morris,
who came to Hawley's assistance, was
shot through the shoulder. McCoy was
arrested.
PERRIN CONVICTED.
Father of tho Hurley Hank Cashier Found
Guilty of Complicity In the llobbcry.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 16.—A spe­
cial to the Evening Wisconsin from
Oshkosh, Wis., says that Leonard Per
rin, the wealthy New London, Wis.
banker, was convicted of complicity in
the Hurley bank robbery of September,
1889. Mr. Perrin was charged with re­
ceiving and disposing of a part of the
$40,000 stolen from the bank. His son,
Phelps Perrin, the bank's bookkeeper,
and E. W. Baker, of Ironwood, Mich.,
arc serving five year terms for the rob
l^ery.
BIG HAUL FOR THIEVES.
Stamps, Registered Letters and 182,300 In
Cash Stolen From a PostoiUee.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 16.—A Key
West special says that the safe in the
postoffice there was blown open and
robbed. The thieves secured $3,300 in
money, stamps, etc., besides the contents
of twenty-four registered letters. The
amount of money in the latter is sup­
posed to be large. H. Hifer, of Barn­
well, S. C., has been arrested on sus­
picion. His chum, John Cline, is miss­
ing.
Visited the Fighting Editor.
MIDDLESBOROUGH, KY., Jan. 16.—The
Daily News Wednesday contained a
rather caustic article on the manage­
ment of the postoffice in general, and on
A. H. Robinson, the assistant post­
master, in particular. Young Winslow
Robinson, Drother of the government
official, entered The News office and as­
saulted Thomas H. Arnold, the editor.
A fierce fight ensued and both parties
show the result of the encounter. Many
threats are made on both sides and sen­
sational developments are promised.
Young Robinson was until recently a
student iu Washington.
Cowboys Killed by Thieves.
CORPUS CRISTI. Tex., Jan. 16.—The
bodies of Walter and Miles Adams,
brothers, between the ages of 80 and 25
years, were found dead thirty miles from
San Diego, Tuesday. Near by lav a
partly butchered cow and it is thought
the young men were killed by thieves to
cover up their crime, the brothers, it
appears, having detected them in the act
of slaughtering the animal.
Justifiable Murder.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—Frank H. Rich­
ardson was acquitted in the general ses­
sions court, in Jersey City, for killing
John Costigan on the night of Nov. 24.
Richardson was on his way home at a
late nour that night, accompanied by
his wife, when a gang of hoodlums in­
sulted his wife and then assaulted him.
Richardson drew a knife and stabbed
Costigan, who died of his injury.
Treasurer Short 97,500.
MARSHALL, Ala., Jan. 16.—T. R.
Cornwall, the newly elected county
treasurer, took charge of that
office Wednesday. On examining
the books of his predecessor
a shortage of $7,500 was discov­
ered. The out-going treasurer promises
to make good the money in a few days.
Fire at At water.
ATWATEU, Minn., Jan. 16.—About 2
o'clock n. m. fire broke out in a small
building on Third street, occupied as a
tore by a Hebrew firm. The flames
rapidly spread to Pacific avenue, and
then swept down unchecked to Fourth
street, embracing one of the principal
business blocks in the town. Nine
business linns lost heavily. No esti­
mate has been made of the losses.
Southern Minnesota Fair.
ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 16.—At the
annual meeting of the Southern Minne­
sota Fair association held in this city,
the following persons were elected direc­
tors: Jay La Due, of Luverne: F. L. V.
Mount, T. II. Bliss, C. Van Campen and
Dr. W. J. Mayo, of this city. It was
decided to hold the fair for the year
1801 during the week commencing Aug.
81.
Gov. 'Thayer Surrenders.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 16.—In accord­
ance with the action of the board of
public lands and buildings, ex-Governor
Thayer this morning surrendered poses
sion of the executive departments, but
under protest, and Governor Boyd took
possession of the rooms.
Killed the Chief of Police.
DRNVER, Col., Jan. 16.—In front of
the Windsor hotel Harley McCoy in­
sulted Chief of Police Hawley. The
latter drew a revolver and shot McCoy
several times. McCoy returned the fire,
killing Hawley. McCoy is not expected
to live.
The Bell Telephone company lias or­
dered the issue of $2,500,000 worth of
new stock.
FINANCE BILL PA88ED
With
Purely Free Colaace AaeataMl.
Silver Purchase Clause Last.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—When
the
hour for a vote on thefinance Mil ar­
rived a vote on the adoption of Mr.
Stewart's free coinage amendment
was
raken and resulted—yeas, 43, nays 80.
The fourth section providing for
the
issue of $'200,000,000 of 2 per cent, bonds
was struck out—yeas 48. nays 19 also
the first section for the purchase of 12,
000,000 ounces of silver at the market
prices also the second section limiting
the compulsory requirement of deposit
of bonds by national banks to $1,000. The
bill was then reported to the senate and
the amendments made in committee of
the whole were agreed to.
Astonished by Vest.
Then Mr. Vest astonished the senate
by bringing forward as a substitute for
the bill a purely free coinage bill which
provides that the unit of value in the
United States shall be the dollar, to be
coined of 4121-3 grains of standard
silver, or 25 8-10 grains of standard
gold. Mr. Vest stated that his substi­
tute was similar to the free coinage bill
that passed the senate last session.
Mr. Aldricli moved to amend the sub­
stitute by adding thereto the national
banking feature of the original bill.
Lost—yeas 33, nays 84. Vest's substi­
tute was agreed to without division. The
bill as amended by the substitute was
agreed to—yeas 39, nays 27.
FREE COINAGE.
Full Text of the Bill as Passed by the
Senate.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—The full text
of the free coinage bill introduced by
Mr. Vest and adopted by the senate is as
follows:
A bill to provide agrinst the contrac­
tion of the currency, and for other pur­
poses.
That from and after the date of the
passage of this act the unit of value in
the United States shall be the dollar,
and the same may he coined of 412 1-2
grains of standard silver, or of 25 8-10
grains of standard gold and the said
coin shall be legal tender for all debts,
public and private. That hereafter any
owner of silver and gold bullion may de­
posit the same at any mint of the United
States, to be formed into standard dol­
lars or bars for his benefit, and without
charge but it shall be lawful to refuse
any deposit of not less value than $100,
or anymillion so base as to be unsuit­
able for the opeoations of the mint.
Sec. 2. That the provision of section
three of "An act to authorize the coin­
age of standard silver dollars and to re­
store its legal tender character," which
became a law Feb. 28, 1878, is hereby
made applicable to the coinage in this
act provided for.
Sec. 3. That the certificates provided
for in the second section of this act shall
be of denominations of not less than $1,
nor more than $100, and such certifi­
cates shall be redeemable in coin of
standard value. A sufficient sum to
carry out the provisions of this act is
hereby appropriated out of any money
in the teeasury not otherwise appropri­
ated. So much of the act of July 14,
1890, entitled: An act directing the
purchase of silver bullion and the issue
of treasury notes thereon, and for other
purposes, as requires the purchase of
4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion per
month, be, and the same is hereby re­
pealed.
CONGRESSIONAL DOINGS.
The Senate.
WASHINOTON, Jan. 16.—In the senate
Mr. Morgan introduced a concurrent
resolution condemning the action of
Great Britain in bringing the Behring
sea controversy before tne supreme court.
At 2 o'clock tne elections bill was taken
up and Mr. Evarts reopened the debate.
The House.
The House, after the approval of the
journal proceeded to consideration of
the conference reports on public
building bills.
Intercontinental Railroad Work.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—An adjourned,
meeting of the intercontinental railway
commission was held in this city. It
was decided to appoint committees on
auditing, finance, parliamentary rules,
and a committee composed of four mem­
bers each of the countries represented at
this commission to have charge of the
surveys and location of the proposed
line. These different committees will be
appointed by the president as the next
meeting, which will be held on Tuesday.
Senator Blodgett 111 With Pneumoniae
LONG BRANCH, N. J., Jan. 16.—United
States Senator Blodgett is ill at his resi­
dence here. He was threatened with
pneumonia, having had a slight conges­
tion of the lungs. He is now suffering
from a severe attack of neuralgia of the
kidneys. His condition, however, is
greatly improved.
ADVISED TO RECIPROCATE.
Knglislt Government Urges C'unartiuits to
lUake'ii m-ouri Treaty Witli Uncle Sum.
TORONTO, Jan. 16.—The Mail says: It
is reported from Ottawa on the best au­
thority that the Imperial government is
urging the Dominion ministers to unite
in a proposition to arrange all the mat­
ters in dispute between Canada.and the
United States on the basis of a wide
measure of commercial reciprocity and
that Sir John McDonald and his associ­
ates are seriously distubed in conse­
quence.
British-Americans Will Buy a Paper.
BOSTON Jan. 10.—The Advertiser says
that in all probability The Traveller
Newspaper company will, within a short
time, pass into the control of theBritish
Americans and will be continued in the
interests of British-Americans and tem­
perance. It is known that the British
American society has raised the sum
asked for the property by the present
owners, who are anxious to sell.
Probably a Canard.
SPOKANE FALLS, Wash., Jan. 18.—
Word has reached here that the Indiana
have burned the village of Calispen,
about 100 miles north of nere, and killed
several people. The village is an isolated
place. The report is not generally cred­
ited.

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