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VOL,. XXXIII.—JNO. fc6 A MAD ANARCHIST. How He Sought to Better His Condition. HE MURDERS HIS FAMILY. Was Afraid to Tike His Own Life, but Finally Got the Deed Accomplished. I Associated Press Disoatches to the Herald. | New York, January 4.—ln Brooklyn today the discovery was made that Louis M. Franken, an anarchist, had choked his child to death, poisoned and then shot his wife, and when discovered, made retribution certain by killing him self. For two days and nights be had eaten and slept alongside the decompos ing bodies of his wife and child. This morning a man went to the shanty to get his washing, the dead woman being his laundress, but could not get a re sponse to his knock. He notified the police, and an officer raised the front window and climbed in. As he did so the maniac, with matted hair and beard, born 'sd from the rear of the room, and pointing a revolver at the officer, told him to get out. The policeman retreated but hearing a pistol shot a moment later, returned and in the shanty made the terrible discovery noted above. The child had been strangled to death with a rope. The interior of the shanty gave evidence that Mrs. Franken was not a housekeeper. Over the mantel hung a photograph of the anarchists executed in Chicago, and the pictures of other anarchists, painted by Franken, were about the room. Mrs. Fran ken sympathized with her husband, and when he said the entire family would be better off dead than alive, she agreed with him. She sug gested that he poison her, and with this end in view Franken purchased Paris green. He tells this in one of the letters he left. In it he also says he is insane, driven so by poverty and the prospect ot never being able to better his condition. On Tuesday his wife cleaned up the house and then drank a dose of Paris green. When she began to suffer, roll ing on the bed iv intense agony, she begged piteously for Franken to put a bullet in her brain. Then the child was called into the room. Holding the inno cent in his arms, he drew a clothes line about its neck and pulled it taut and kept it su, while watching the poor child's feeble struggles. Tighter and tighter was the rope drawn, until it cut into the yielding flesh. When life was extinct the father laid the dead babe beside its mother. Then Franken's cowardice manifested itself, and he did not kill himself. Since Tuesday he had cooked his own meal* and lived alone with death, only killing himself when he was about to fall into the hands of the law. Letters which he left, and which referred to the above, were addressed to J. C. Scott, 19 Califor nia street, San Francisco; Henry W. Faust, No. 604 Harrison street, Sau Fran cisco, and Coroner Lindsay. Of the Cor oner he requested that the bodies be cremated. A 3H:t!UKit»l!.<l FRENCHMAN. Butchered His »J randcblldren and A.suultcd tats wile. Haverhill, N. H., January 4 — Stephen La Plant, a Frenchman whose home is in Benton, has been spending a few days with bis son's family at Centre Haverhill. Today his son and wife went to Warren, leaving La Plant and wife in charge of the children. There were four children, the two eldest going skating, leaving the other two at home. Some dispute arose in regard to them, when La Plant picked up a hammer and crushed a little boy's skull, killing him instantly. I Plant then cut the girl with a knife, au 1 also dealt her heavy blows with the hammer, fatally wounding her. At this point a passer-by was attracted by the noise, and La Plant was seized in the act of mur derously assaulting his wife, whose l'fe doubtless he would also have taken. La Plant was addicted fo the use of liquor, and in ail probabilit/was under its in fluence when the crimes were committed. The murderer is in jail. THE TRENTON MYSTERY. The Pretty Tlpewrlter Thought to Re the murderess. Trenton, N. J., January 4.—Tho mys tery surounding the murder of Mrs. KniftV has not yet been cleared up. Miss Emma Purcell, the pretty young typewriter, t is, however, practically a prisoner, and grave suspicion rests upon her. Tbe police have alto gether dropped the burglar theory. It has been learned that Miss Pur cell was not unconscious when she was found. The conclusion has been reached that Mrs. Kniffen's death was caused by a powerful anaesthetic, admin istered in a ht.avy dose, and not be strangulation. Miss Purcell will have a hard time to prove she is innocent, as she claims, but a motive in lacking, ex cept it is found in the rumor that there existed between Miss Purcell and Dr. Kniffen a relationship which waß at least unlawful. LINCOLN'S ASSASSIN. A Letter Wilttcu by Booth Refore the Assassination. Richmond, Va., January 4. —The Dis patch will publish tomorrow a letter writ ten by J. Wilkes Booth the day he as sassinated President Lincoln. In it he says: "Right or wrong, God judge, not man; for be my motive good or bad, of one thing I am sure, the lasting con demnation of the North. I love peace more than life." He discusses secession and singularly enough the race problem, regarding which he says: "This country was formed for the white man; not for the black." He signs himself: "A Confederate do ing duty on his own responsibility." St. Louis' Roodlins; Legislators. St. Louis, January 4 —The Post Dis patch tonight prints a sensational expose of alleged boodling in securing the fran chise of the Merchants' Terminal Com pany, claiming that one member of the City Council received $2,200 cash, an other Btock in the company for the sup port of the measure. It begins to look as though the Grand Jury will be com pelled by public opinion to make a searching inquiry into the many charges of hood ling recently preferred against the St. Louis city legislators. colukeo «. a. it. Negro Posts Oritanlzed In Louisiana and Mississippi. New Orleans, January 4.—Captain Jacob Gray, Department Commander of the G. A. R, for the States of Louisiana and Mississippi, has granted colored ex soldiers in his department permission to organize posts of the G. A. R. Colonel James Lewis, in an interview today, said: "Fully ten years ago the colored troops who fought on the Federal side during the late war, concluded that they ought to be represented in the associa tion (f G. A. R. To this end a petition was drawn up after the usual form and forwarded to the Commander-in-Chief of the G. A. R.. who in turn referred it to the Grand Encampment for considera tion and action. Previous to this, how ever, the petition in question had been submitted to the various Department Commanders here, each of whom re jected it on some frivolous ground, one of them being "expediency." "Expediency," according to the defini tion of Colonel Lewis, meant color and nothing else. The appeal of the colored men met with vigorous opposition from southern white posts, and the matter was dropped. Colonel Lewis further said: "Captain Gray's action in partici pating in the obsequies J|| Jefferson Davies, drew upon him conaKerablecen sure from his comrades, and Tie has now, as I understand, by way of retalia tion as much as in justice to the colored ex-soldiers, granted our peo ple the right to organize a post, which we have done." The Department consists of the States of Louisiana and Mississippi, in both of which there are said to be about 30,000 colored soldiers, all of whom will become members of the posts as soon as possi ble. THE MACKEY STRIKE. An Attempt to Compromise Proves Futile. Evansville, Ind., January 4.—lt is thought by those in a position to know that the strike on the M ickey system of railways, including the Evansville and Terre Haute, Evansville and Indian apolis. Peoria, Decatur and Evansville, and Louisville and St. Louis railways, will terminate before Monday m rn ing. President Mackey received a telegram from Terre Haute this even ing, from the committee of strikers, ask ing if he would agree to a conference with them. He replied in the affirm ative, and the committee came down to night, and is now in conference with him. It is thought some conclusion will be reached before morning. The strike began Monday last, and is not strictly a Brotherhood affair, as had been reported, hut a general uprising of conductors, brakomen and switchmen against G. A. Hnrd, Master of Trans portation of the Evansville and Terre Haute and Evansville and Indianapolis lines. It is claimed the employees in the late strikes are being singled out and discharged by Hurd contrary to agreement. The Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis men returned to work to day. The losses involved by the strike cannot be estimated because of the re fusal of the company to give any inform ation for publication. Freight business is still at a standstill. Later—The conference adjourned at 1 o'clock Sunday morning. Mackey re fused to accede to the strikers' demands. Tbe situation is now the same as before the conference. BBICE'S CHANCES. The Non-Resident Theory Used Ag-alnst Him. Columbus, Ohio, January 4. —The Senatorial contest was in a great measure covered today by 'legislative caucuses for the selection of officers in both branches. It is claimed quite generally that the caucus nominations are in the interest of Brice for Senator,' to the extent that his friends have been recognized, tbe can didates themselves making no positive claims further than that the Brice men profess themselves satisfied with the sit uation, and are not aggressive toward the other candidates. Some prominence is being given to the non-resident theory against Brice, and there is some talk of a bolt from the caucus in case Brice is nominated, but these reports cannot be traced to any reliable source. Archbishop Ireland's Oenlals. St. Paul, January 4. —Archbishop Ire land was interviewed here today upon the subject of his reported coming in vestors with the Cardinal's hat, and ap pointment as papal delegate to the United States. He smiled, and said the story was without foundation. He would know if any more American Cardinals Here to be created, and had heard noth ing of it. Touching the papal delegation question, ho said the advisability of ere ating such an office was considered by the Vatican some time ago, and the de cision reached was not to appoint any delegate. Brazil Is All Right. New York, January 4.—On the steamer Alliance, from Brazd today, was Walter Wright, one of the Brazilian republican leaders. He said everything was going on as usual in Brazil. Nativeß and naturalized citizens have sworn alleg iance to the republican Government. He has no doubt that exchange will resume its old rate shortly. The' Alliance left Rio on the 11th of December, and Para twelve days later. Captain Beer said the people at both places seemed quite happy under the new Government. California Ploneera. Chicago, January 4 —The officers of the California Pioneers' Society met to day, and completed arrangements for a reunion and banquet January 18th. A call was issued for every pioneer who can reach Chicago to be present on that date and bring his reminiscences with him. All who were at any time prior to 1859 residents of California are eligible to membership. A Collision on tbe Hock Island. Dcs Moines, January 4.—The report has just reached here of a collision on the Rock Island between Malcom and Brooklyn, in which seven or eight par sons were injured, but thought not fatally. Stricken witb Apoplexy. Chicago, January 4—Joshua C. Knickerbocker, for many years Judge of the Probate Court of this city, has been stricken with apoplexy, and is not ex- I pocted to live until morning. SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1890.—TEW PAGES UNUSUAL WEATHER. Heavy Snows in Northern California. THE CENTBAL PACIFIC BLOCKADE The Rotary Plow Piloting- Delayed Trains Through—The Columbia River Frozen Up. [Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkra|>. Sacramento, January 4 —One of fie greatest enow blockades ever known in the Sierra Nevada mountains has at list been raised by the railroad companrs forces and the rotary snow plow. Tie plow this evening left Bine Cane, where it had been stalled for twenty-fir hours, and proceeded to Colfax. Fran Emigrant Gap the west-bound overlaid trains were able to follow on behind tie plow to Colfax. From the latter poftt tbe plow will return and clear the tralk to Cascade, which will free the snor boutid train at Summit. Nothing w:!l then stand in the way of the four etiet bound trains now held at Colfax. Tie first of the released west-bound trains s expected to arrive at Sacramento cone time tonight. Others will follow as soil as possible. AND STILL IT SNOWS. Shasta, Cal., January 4 —It has beab snowing hero all day, being the second snow storm for the past week. At Deal wood, juet over the boundary line bp tween Shasta and Trinity counties, tie snow is sixteen feet deep. The mala are carried over the mountains in sleighs. Redding, Cal., January 4.—Com menced snowing here early this morn ing, Several inches fell, but melted almost as fast as it came down. Heavy snow in the mountains is delaying ov «j --land trains. Healdsburo, Cal., January 4.—The first snowstorm here in many years com menced this morning, and abont two inches has fallen during the day. Ukiah, Cal., January 4.—Five inches of snow fell here since yeuterday even ing. Still snowing. St. Helena, Cal., January 4.—Six or eight inches of snow fell here today. Business is suspended. The population is snowballing. Or t .and, Cal., January 4.—Nearly half an inch of snow fell here this morning, but it melted as it fell. THE COLUMBIA RIVER ICE-BOUND. Portland, Ore., January i —The weather continues clear and cold. Tne steamer Bonita, which started for Astoria this morning, was ice-bound below Si. Helen, but was extricated after five hours labor. The Columbia river oppo site Vancouver is frozen over, and people are crossing on the ice to the motor line for Portland. ' COLD WEATHER AT SAN FRANCISCO. San Francisco. J«nu»»-r *■ —This was the coldest morning of the season. Ac cording to the Signal Service record the thermometer registered 38 degrees above zero at 5 a. m., which is three degrees Lower than tho mercury had previously gone this winter. Sonoma, Cal., January 4.—A heavy hailstorm set in yesterday about 10 o'clock, and continued all night and to day at intervals with snow end raiu,« the thermometer standing at 20. Boads are impassable for vehicles. Over twenty-eight inches of rain has fallen this season. THE STORM AT SAN DIEGO. San Diego, January 4. —One fourteen hundredths inches of rain has fallen in toe past twenty-four hours, and is still continuing. No trains have left on the Santi Fe since yesterday. A landslide is reported at Delmar, and washouts about that place. No damage is re ported around the city. Tbe total rain fall so far this season is 11.13 inches. SWEPT IIV IXAJIHS. An Idaho minims; Town Suffers a Severe Lorn. Portland, Ore., January 4.—A special from VVarduer, one of the principal min ing towns in the Coeur d'Alene district, Idaho, says a disastrous fire visited it to day. Twenty-five houses were de stroyed, including six 3-story buildings. The loss is estimated at $100,000. The reservoir in the mountains, which is the only water supply, was empty, and the men fought the fire with Bnow, thus sav ing the town from total destruction. The fire originated in a laundry and burned fiercely three hours. The following are among the housss destroyed: Mint restaurant, Moore's block, Silver Lead Mining Company's office, Liebe's furniture store, Hally, Ma son, Marsh & Co.'s hardware store; Grand Central hotel, Henge's restau rant, McFadden's dwelling, Bulger's sa loon, Hartley's ciaar store, Fiaig's jew elry store, Norman's'telephone office, and a store known as the White House. Little or no insurance. The town is located in a deep gulch, with but one street two miles long. The mountains tower hundreds of feet .on both sides allowing the wind full sweep. The Bunker Hill and the Sullivan, rich est of the Cour d'Alene mines, are on the outskirts of the town. Uunn's Prosecution fjlamlased. San Diego, January 4 —The action commenced in the Superior Court by Ranlord, Worthing and other citizens to oust Mayor Guun from office has been dismissed. The charges were based on the same grounds as those embodied in the report of the late county Grand Jury, which charged the Mayor with having been in a state of intoxication for some ime, and neglecting the city's business. Judge Pierce ruled that the complaint was defective in not containing" facts sufficient to constitute a cause of action, and complainants were allowed five days to file an amended complaint. Flab and Quail. San Francisco. January 4.—The State Board of Fish Commissioners held a brief meeting today at which the report of Chief of Patrol Weldon was read, stating that illegal fishing was not as prevalont in the State as formerly, owing to the fact that many Chinese and others bad been fined for violating the laws. D was decided to accept the cCFer of C. E. Stout, of Texarkana, Arkansas, to fu« nish 2,000 dozen eastern quail at $8 60 i per doaen. The birds will be distribute 1 in several localities in the State, and a law will be secured for their protection THE BKII i ni. STEADIER. Tusrs Kcarclilua; for Her Indcr W>ob| Directions. San Francisco, January 4. It was learned today that the steamer State of California was further off the coast than indicated by the dispatch yesterday. That dispatch gave the longitude of the steamer when last seen as 125 deg. 45 «nin. west, but later dispatches indicate an error in the transmission of the first message, and now it is estimated that the vessel was at least 160 or 180 miles off the coast. As the tugs went out in search with the wrong record of lontti tude, some delay in finding the steamer may result. She is not, however, ex pected to arrive before tomorrow. San F-tancisco, January s.—At 1:15 this (Bunday) morning the Merchants' Exchange reports the disabled steamer State of California, from Astoria and Portland, as being two miles off shore at d heading for the harbor, in tow of a tug boat, presumably the Relief or Vigilant. The Castaway Itescued. San Francisco, January 4.—The man who waa seen clinging to rocks at Point Bonita last night was taken off by a tug which went to his rescue several hours later. He proved to be Antonio Nicholo, a Russian fisherman. He said he was fishing in a boat with four companions late yesterday afternoon, when the boat capsized. The other four were drowned, but he succeeded in reaching the rocks. One of the men drowned was, George Mitchell, a Russian, the other three were Greeks, known as Mike Hycotie, Anastas Creconiae and Nicholas Netchess. Trichina in sausage. San Fbancisco, January 4. —The Ex aminer's Brownsdale, Minn., special says: A party of sixty young persons gathered at the home of Henry Bruslen last night aud sat down to supper. Among the meats served was sausage. Forty-five of the guests who partook of the sausage were taken with violent fits of vomiting and fell upon the floor. Mrs. Henry Bhiek died this morning, and twenty other victims of trichinosis are so low that but small hopes are entertained of their recovery. for Sacramento Improvement. Stockton, January 4.—The Board of Trade tonight appointed J. W. Ferris, H. J. Corcoran, S. E. Tucker, J. D. Peters and S. D. Woods to represent San Joa quin county in a convention to be held in Sacramento on the 17ch inst., and called by the Sacramento Board of Trade, to prepare a memorial to Congress, asking that the Government take charge of the Sacramento river improvements, and build levees and relief canals. A Kecltless Shooter. Spkingfield, Mo., January 4.—John ii*y es, a letter-carrier, todiy in walking down street with his cousin, Mike Hayes, bruahnd against two negroes. The negroes retaliated by pushing the Hayes boys off the sidewalk. Mike H ayes, who was intoxicated, drew a re volver and fired three shots. One mortally wounded one of the negroes, and another fatally injured John Hayes. Mike has been arrested. Hospital l ire at Tacoma. Tacoma, Wash., January 4.—The acci dent ward of the new Fanny Paddock hospital was destroyed by fire this after noon. The flames were subdued with great difficulty. The ward was crowded with patients, all of whom were removed in safety to the main building. Forty two typhoid fever patients in adjoining wards were also safely removed. A Salvationist's Trial. Red Bluff, Cal., January 4.—The case of J. B. Lewis, a former captain of the Salvation Army, charged with an assault with a deadly weapon, came up on preliminary examination today. The court adjourned without doing anything in the matter. Captain Wray, of the army, arrested as an accomplice of Lewis, was discharged lrom custody this afternoon. Bermudez Pardoned. Eackamento, January 4.—Governor Waterman has pardoned Antonio Ber mudez, convicted in Los Angeles of dis turbing the peace and resisting an officer, audi sentenced to imprisonment. The pardon is made for the reason that the prisoner is an ignorant Mexican, and is a winower with several small children to supfort. Cltrua Exhibits. Maiysville, Cal., January 4. —The committee in charge of the Yuba county exhibit which will be made in Oroville next week at the Citrus Fair, today ship ped 32 000 oranges of various varieties and 5,000 lemons. Marysville will lay claim to tbe best producing lemon tree, all the fruit of which will be on exhibi tion. From one tree 1,530 lemons were ;aken. Clendenln Guilty. San Diego, January 4.—The jary in ;he case of W. T. Clendenin, charged *i;h shooting Superior Judge Pierce, a few months ago, because the Judge had rendered a decision adverse to him in a divorce suit, this evening rendered a ver dict of guilty after being out three minutes. The defense was insanity. The Tunnel Scheme Defeatra). Santa Baebaba, January 4. —The election today to decide whether or not the city should be bonded for $260,000 fo bring a water supply from Santa Ynez river by tunneling the mountain, resulted in the defeat of the measure. Two hundred and five votes were cast for, and 533 votes against. An Orchardlst Foreclosed. Suisun, Cal., January 4.—The Sheriff of Solano county, assignee for W. W. Smith, an insolvent Vacaville orchardist, sold Smith's orchard to R. D. Robin at public auction, today, in consideration of one dollar. Robin on November 18th foreclosed a mortgage for $74,499 against Smith's property. A Murder Confessed. Tacoma, Wash., January 4.—Harry Miller, arrested for the murder of an un known man, at the Union House, on New Year's night, has made a confes sion that he fired the fatal shot. The de tails are kept secret, looking to the cap tare of another party implicated. Arizona official* Indicted. Tombstone, ' Ariz., January 4 —The G"nncl Jury returned, tonight, three in diotmenta against ox-County Treasurer Uitten, and ex Deputy Taylor, for em bezzlement of county funds in 1886, Both gave bonds for their appearance. BISMARCK'S AMBITION To Hemodel the Map of Europe. AUSTRIA WILL BE ELIMINATED. All the German-Speaking- People to Be United Under One Government. [Copyright, 1880, by New York Associated Press. 1 Berlin, January 4.—A state council ia convened for Wednesday next. Bis marck, though still ill from a recurrence of neuralgia, is certain to be present. The re-assembling of the Reichstag for its last eventful days before dissolution, and the re-opening of the Landtag, com pels this general ministerial meeting. The leading questions before the Reich stag will be the increase of military credits and the Socialist bill. Bis marck's longwxpected declaration on the nation's foreign policy will probably be made during the debate on the military credits. The attitude of the Government on ihe Socialist bill is inflexible. Tbe year opens with a universal peace chorus, the National Ztitung declaring that ezternal tranquility depends en tirely on the character of the next Reichstag. Yet despite this lovely pros pect of peace abroad and at home upon de fined conditions, the Foreign Office itself was never so pervaded by f i»nse of the insecurity of the continu. ace of the triple alliance. Bismar..Si's refusal to support Austria's policy in Bulgaria is a great source of irritation und suspicion, and Crispi's persistent intriguing .'cr the cession cf Trento is another The progress of negotiations for a meeting of Emperor William and the Czar on the Polish frontier, in April, in tensifies official anxiety and watchful ness in Austria. In diplomatic circles there is a lively discussion of the pros pect of the renewal of the German en tente with Russia, as Bismarck contin ues to find a want of homogeneity in the Austrian empire; the growing "discord between its various nationalities is an obstacle to good politics, and he sees how greatly these reduce the value of an Austrian alliance. It is said he con templates a radical change of base in his policy. The application of his theory to bring all German-speaking people un der the German flag, would be at the ex pense of Austria and the expense of Russia, but for Russia there would be a compensation. This policy in fact would wipe out Austria, as that empire now stands, for Germany would take the Austro-German duchies, and while Germany would also get the German Baltic provinces now held by Russia, Kußßia would get an equivalent in Gal iicia and Bakowing, i and would be Riven a free band in itoumania and the Balkan countries. Tbe German Czech conference opened lin Vienna today. It is watched here as having an indirect, yet important bear ing upon international relations. The Silesian miners society has peti tioned the Emperor to appoint a com mission to inquire into their condition. They declaie it is hopeless that their miseries can be in any way alleviated, unless he intervenes. IN THE DARK CONTINENT. British and Portuguese Rivalry tor Dominance. London, January 4. —The Government nas received intelligence of the safety of Johnston, British consul at Mozambique, who is traveling through the interior of Africa, and who is charged by Portuguese papers with having intrigued with the natives against the Portuguese in the territory along the Shire river. Johnston had pacified Karrangoro and subsidized Kotakot, and by treaty secured Western Nysnza to the British. The Portuguese territory reaches to Katungas, where the remaining Makololos, trusting British protection, refused to surrender the Brit ish flags that had been presented to them when called upon to do so by the Portuguese Commander; the Portuguese thereupon searched the steamers and compelled them to lower their ensign. Fighting in Africa is believed to be certain. • Condensed Cablegrams. King Leopold, of Belgium, is confined to his room. The colliers at Breslan have joined the strike of German miners. The schools at Hallehan, Germany, are closed, owing to influenza. Professor Wilhelm Conrad Hermann Mueller, the philologist, died yesterday at Goettingen. Three telegraph offices in Amsterdam are closed, the employees being pros trated with influenza. Andreas Perthes, of the famous honse 'that publishes the Almanack do Gotha, is dead from influenza. Mr. Perry, the astronomer, sent to Demarara at the head of the English scientific expedition, is dead. Professor Nasse, occupant of the chair of political economy at the University of Bonn, died Saturday morning. Influenza has made its appearance in Liverpool. The contagion is directly traceable to letters from Russia, At Neusatz in Hungary, two editors fought a duel. Editor Tomics, of Zattav, killed Editor Dimitrevics, of Branik. Prince Charles William Philip, head of the house of Auerperg, died at Prague yesterday, from inflammation of the lungs. The Dowager Empress Augusta, of Germany, has influenza, accompanied with a high fever and severe catarrh. The doctors are somewhat anxious. A federation conference will open at Melbourne, February 3rd, and delegates will be present from all the Australian colonies, New Zealand and the Fiji islands. The recent insurrection in the depart ment of Cascatlan, San Salvador, has been suppressed. Ex-Commandant General Kivas, the insurgent leader who fled from the country, has been cap tured in Honduras. Tiraud, Premier and Minister of Com merce, has sent a circular letter to the Chambers of Commerce throughout, Prince, asking ii !l • V would support a bill giving wonssn >eed in any trade the right to voi«, at all elections for Judges of commercial tribunals. FIYB GENTS THE EPIDEMIC. Alarming Death Kate in Boiton and Raw York. Bloohinoton, 111., January 4.—Tiere are nearly 100 cues of influenza at Say brook, this county. The doctors are kept busy day and night. There are a great many cases in Bloomington bat they are of a mild natnre. Pittsburg, January 4. —La grippohas become epidemic in this city. lun dreds of cases have been reported wthin the past forty-eight hours, and the dis ease is spreading. Among the afrlcted are many business and professional nen. So far no deaths have been reported A dispatch from Charleston, W. Va., says Henry Trinkler, a leading bankir of that place, died this evening from iiflu enza. Davenpoht, la., January 4 —The doc tors say there are more than 200 caos of influenza in Davenport. Bbockvillb, Ont., January 4.—The works of the Smart Manufacturing Com pany, Mann Manufacturing Conpany and Coseitt Company have beer com pelled to shut down owing to i large number of their employees being il with la grippe. New York, January 4.—For the twenty-four bonrs ending at norn, 284 deaths were reported, making 1 the total for the week 1,202, an unprecedented number for this season of the year. The number of deaths for the previous veek was 762. Three hundred and sixtr-two policemen were on the sick list. Ten have died from pneumonia during the week. Frederick Hall, a brother of Patline Hall, and a member of The Briymdt Company, died this morning from iiflu enza, which began in an apparently slight attack of pneumonia. Br. Paul Hoffran, Assistant Superin tendent of Schools, was taken toßelevne Hospital this morn .ng a raving maniac, from tho effects of an attack of la gri>pe, which he bad been Buffering from foi the Jaet three days. Bobtoh, January 4.—The deathi of Boston thia week reached probably,the unequaled number of 327, of which 40 per cent are due to acute lung disease, and attributable in great part to the pre* vailing la grippe. Concobd, N. H., January 4.—Captain Rufua P. Standles, a prominent insur ance man, and an old Grand Army man, died today of la grippe. It began yes terday, and developed into typhoid pneumonia in the evening, and termin ated fatally. THE CANADIAN PARLIAHENT. Lively Times Expected at tbe Com. Ing sestlon. Ottawa, January 4.—The session of Parliament which opens on the 16th instant, it is understood, will be a lively one. A resolution will be introduced to abolish French as the official language in the Canadian Northwest. The Orange men will seek to secure incorporation, but will have to count on the opposition of all the Roman Catholic mem bers of Parliament. The House will at an early date consider the fishery question, and probably fix the future policy of the Government in regard to Americans fishing in Canadian waters. There was a disposi tion to revert to the treaty of 1818, but Sir Charles Tupper objected to such a course. This may result in the modifi cation of the Government's proposed policy. Sir Charles seeks to pursue a conciliatory policy in view of the un settled state of the Bering sea question, as British interests there are largely involved. A iriltalnsr Man Sued. Philadelphia, January 4 —Lawyer Shields haß brought a peculiar and un usual proceeding in the Common Pleas Court under the domestic attachment act of June, 183(5, on behalf of Charles Stover, and against Joseph Ditman, the missing bank President, whom it was supposed had committed suicide by drowning. The affidavit made by Btover sets forth that Ditman is indebted in the sum of $9,000, and it appears that Ditman on December 11, 1889, absconded from this city, and concealed himself elßewhero with the design and intent to defraud creditors, and that said Ditman has not left in Philadelphia county a sufficient estate to pay his debts. The writ is returnable on Monday next. Called np Hlg-her. Helena, Mont., January 4.—Gen. B. H. Greene, ex-Surveyor General of Mon tana, formerly of Louisiana, where he held many important positions in the engineer service of the State and rail ways, died here today, after a short ill ness of Bright's disease. Bt. Louis, January 4—Mrs Maria Shields, widow of Hon. George W. Shields, died at Hannibal this evening. Her sons, George H. Shields, Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and Dr. D. H. Shields, late Chaii man of tbe Democratic Central Committee of Missouri, were with her when she died. Insurance Suits. Stockton, January 4.—The suits of the Stockton Combined Harvester Works against about fifty insurance companies are on trial here. The suit against the Glen Falls Company is made a test case. The actions are brought to recover $90, --000, the amount of losses of the plaintiff on a large stock of machinery stored, which was burned a year or more ago. The total insurance was $120,000, but the arbitrators placed the loss at, $90,000. The insurance companies refused to pay, alleging that the cost of the machines had be en concealed from them. Roaewater Has a Grievance. Omaha, January 4 —The Republican this morning contained an article, signed by Paul Yandervoort, making certain charges against Edward Ratewater, of tbe Omaha Bee. The latter swore out warrants for the arrest of Yandervoort and J. S. Wilcox, of the Republican, on the charge of criminal libel. Bail was promptly furnished, and the hear ing set for Jannary 9th. No Money lv tTsrntlnar. Ban Francisco, January 4.—The Ex aminer's New York special states that John L. Sullivan in an interview today said: "I have after considerable delib eration arrived at the conclusion that there is no money in fighting, for me at least, and after one more glove contest I shall retire permanently from the busi ness." Min«»«—•« tn.lnrea. Cot.ton, January 4.—Two men were rerioasly injured and badly burned to day, by a fuse going off unexpectedly, while blasting rock in a quarry.