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•f 4' LOCAL DIRECTORY. OFFICERS OF BURLEIGH COUNTY. Sheriff H. P. Bogue Treasurer E* H. Sperry Auditor W. S. Moortaouse County Judge •.JohJ. Clerk of Court WaUer Skelton States Attorney E. S. Allen Register of Deeds Chas. A. Johnson Coroner T??. ,e Superintendent of Schools C. D. Edlclc Survevor John Harold Physician C. A. Ballard County Commissioners—George A. Welsh, Harvey Harris, Gust W. Johnson County Board of Health—Dr. W. A. Bent ley, E. S. Pierce. E. S. Allen. Insanity Board—J. F. Fort, Dr. VV. A. Bentley, E. S. Allen. County Justices—Edgar Tlbbals, Edward Rawllngs, Elvis Wood, John Clark. County Constables—Patrick McHugh, John Hubert, David Williams, Ole Sather. BISMARCK CITY OFFICIALS. Mayor Edw. G. Patterson Clerk Henry W. Rlchholt Treasurer S. M. Pye Justice J. F. Fort Attorney E. S. Allen Aldermen—First ward. John White, M. .T. Halloran Second ward, H. P. Bogue, E S. Plerr-e: Third ward, WaUer Skelton, J. A. Barnes Fourth ward, S. D. Rohrer, W. H. Sanderson. Chief of Police P. McHush Night Watchman John Hubert Chief of Fire Department Wm. Jaeger Custodian of Engine P. McHugh City Surveyor John Harold Poundmaster Chas. White PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND OFFICES. School Board—Jos. Hare, Harvey Harris, H. L. Mlchelson, Louis Larsoii, James McDonald. State Officials Offices at Capitol County Officials—offices at courthouse ex cept as herein otherwise indicated. City Council—regular meetings first and third Tuesdays or each month at city hall. Chambers of W .H. Winchester, district judge. First National Bank Building. Office of County Judge Webb Block Offic« of States Attorney Webb Block Office of Mayor Sheridan House Office of City Treasurer...First Nat. Bank Office of City Clerk City Hall Oft% of City Justice Webb Block Office of County Justice City Hall Office of Supt. Schools.First Nat. Bank Blk U. S. Land Office ....First Nat Bank Blk U. S. Surveyor General Webb Block U. S. court rooms Webb Block U. S. Commissioner, J. R. Gage, First Na tlonal Bank Block. Deputy U. S. Marshal ....E. G. Patterson United States Weather Bureau, (and state weather and crop service) B. H. lironson, director, government reserva tion, West Main street. Postofflce, Agatha G. Patterson, postmas ter, Webb Block. St. Alexius Hospital ....Main & Sixth Sts Acting Assistant U. S. Marine Hospital Sur geon, F. R. Smyth, First Nat. Bank Blk. United States Board of Pension Examining Surpreons—Dr. G. A. Stark, president Dr. Ballard, secretary. Board meets the first and third Mondays of each month at the office of Dr. Ballard, First National Bank Block. Western Union Telegraph office. Main and Fourth streets. Authorized Northern Pacific Surgeons—F. R. Smyth, Bismarck G. B. Furniss, Man dan. Ofliccr in chnrco of construction of now mill- tary post, Major E. 13.Robert son, U. S. A. Resident engineer, new military pos' Humphreys, Bismarck Bank block. TERMS OF DISTRICT COURT—SIXTH DISTRICT. First Subdivision—At Bismarck, third TueS' day in May and fourth Tuesday in No vember. Second Subdivision—At Medora, Billings County two terms, at such times as Judge •hall direct. Third Subdivision—At Willlamsport, Em mons county two terms, at such time as the judge shall direct. Fourth Subdivision—At Steele, Kidder county third Tuesday in June and second Tuesday In January. Fifth Subdivision—At Stanton, Mercer county two terms, at such times as the judge shall direct Sixth Subdivision—At Washburn, McLean cpunty two terms, at such times as the judge shqll direct. Seventh Subdivision—At Mandan, Morton county third Tuesday in April and first Wednesday after the first Monday in No vember. Eighth Subdivision—At Sanger, Oliver county two terms, at such times as the judge shall direct. Ninth Subdivision—At Dickinson, Stark county first Tuesday in April and second Tuesday In September. Hon. W. H. Winchester, judge chambers In First National Bank Block. R. M. Tuttle, Stenographer. HAILS AND TRANSPORTATION. MAILS CLOSE. Eastern via N. P. No. 2—7:30 p. m. Western'via N. P. No. 1—11:45 a. in. Office hours of postofflce. general delivery, a, m. to 7:30 p. m., dally except Sunday DOX delivery from 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. daily. On Sui.day the general delivery is open between 1:30 p. m. and 2:30 p. m. Gen eral delivery Is closed while mall Is being distributed after arrival of trains each way. WEST BOUND. No. 1« Leaves St. Paul at 10:85 p. m. Fargo, 6:15 a. m. Valley City, 7:50 a. m. Jamestown, 8:58 a. m.: *Tappen, 10:22 Dawson, 10:30 Steole 10:49 *McKenzie, 11:45 'Burleigh, 11 52 a. m. Bismarck, 12:12 p. ra. EAST BOUND. No. 2—Leaves ftlandau, 11:55 a. m. Bismarck, 12:10 a. m. 'Burleigh, 12:35 a. m. *McKenzie, 11:43 a. Sterling, 12:53a.m. Steele, 1:43 a.m. Dawson, 2:05 a. m. Jamestown, 3:45 a. ip* Valley City, 4:45 a. m. Fargo, 4:00 a. m. St. Paul. 3 p.m. Passengers can obtain permits of agent to ride on some way freights each way. STAGE LINES. For Fort Yates, way points and connections, Including Glencoe, Llvona, Campbell, La Grace, Fort Rice, Cannon Ball, Williams port, Gayton, Hampton, Emmonsburg, Winona and Standing Rock stage leaves every morning except Sunday returning leaves Fort Yates at 7 a. m., arriving in Bismarck about 6 p. m. For Fort Berthold, Coal Harbor, Turtle Lake, Weller, Washburn, Painted Woods, Falconer, Elbow Woods, and way §olnts, stage leaves every morning except unday returning leaves Berthola every morning, arriving in Bismarck about 5 p. m. For Slaughter, Conger, Crofte, Cromwell and Francis and way points, stage leaves at 8 a. m. Mondays and Fridays return ing arrives In Bismarck Tuesdays and Saturdays. MISSOURI RIVER PACKETS. Benton Transportation Company, I., p. Baker, general superintendent steamers leave weekly during navigation season for Standing Rock, Fort Yates, Cannon Ball and way points, and to Washburn, Coal Harbor, Mannhaven and up river points, as per special announcement. The £a»t Ball Laid. s# ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 1.—The last rail of the new line to Simpson has been laid, with the mercury below zero, the first freight was billed 15 minn«yB later. Trains will be run regularly be fore the close of the week. ^npyvv" AN EXCITING DAK Events at Frankfort Follow One Another Almost Too Quickly to Chronicle. Proclamation by Taylor Peremp torily Adjourning the Legis lature to Feb. 6. Democrats Attempt to Hold a Session But Are Prevented by Militia. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 1.—This hai probably been the most exciting day in the history of this city. Rumors liavt flown thick and fast, and events hav« followed one another nearly as quickly The day has seen the peremptory ad journment of the legislature by procla mation of Governor Taylor, and the barring ont of the capitol building bj force of arms of the legislators. It hat also seen the legislative body, or a por tion of it, followed, or raced with, froit point to point, in the effort to keep thai portion from meeting and declaring Senator Goebel elected governor. 11 has seen these same legislators threat ened with arrest if they attempted tc hold a meeting, and has also witnessed the adjournment of the court of appeals indefinitely, pending the removal of the militia from the capital. What the moment will bring forth no one can guess. Met by Armed Militia. When the day dawned not a membei of tlio legislature knew whether or not the body would be permitted to meet in tlio capitol. All they knew was that soldiers were guarding every gato and that nobody would bo allowed to entel without a pass. They decided, however, to meet at the Capitol hotel and march in a body to the state house. Arrived there, not a soldier was in sight on tht outside of the building, but once tht door was opened it looked like war Long lines of infantry were drawn up on each side of the hall, with fixed bay onets. Colonel Williams permitted Clerk Lee, Assistant Clerk Henry Stone and a few representatives to pass up the stairs. Then the main body of the legislature came tramping through the doorway and they were stopped by the soldiers in an instant. Loud cries and explana tions filled the air, and Colonel Will iams, mounting half way up the stairs, shouted: "Gentlemen, I hold in my hands a proclamation from the governor of Ken tucky, which I will read." He then read the proclamation in a loud tone, and directed an orderly tc pass copies out into the crowd. The proclamation was as follows: The Governor's Proclamation. To the General Assembly of the Com monwealth of Kentucky: Whereas, a state of insurrection now prevails in the State of Kentucky, and especially in Frankfort, the capital thereof, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution of Kentucky, I do hereby, by this proclamation, ad journ at once the general assembly of the State of Kentucky, to meet at Lon don, Laurel county, Ky., Tuesday, the 6th of February, 1900, at 13 o'clock. W. S. TAYLOR, Governor, By CALEB POWERS, Secretary of State. The Democratic members of the legis lature declined to accept the adjourn ment and decided to meet elsewhere. The legislature as a body ran through the streets to the opera house, to find a company of soldiers drawn up before .it. Then the legislature decided to deliber ate in the courthouse and tore through the streets in that direction. A second company of soldiers beat the lawmakers, to the goal, and they then took to the streets looking for a place in which to hold a session and declare Goebel gov ernor of Kentucky. Threatened All With Arrest. There were stories current all after noon that a secret meeting of the Demo crats would be held in the Capitol hotel. Adjutant General Collier sent word to the Democratic leaders of the house that if any meeting was held by them or by their attorneys, he would enter the hotel with soldiers and take from" it every man engaged in it. It was re ported a meeting would be held by the Democrats within the walls of the pen itentiary, and General Collier at once threw a cordon of troops around that place in order to prevent them from gaining admission. At 2 o'clock, strong detachments of infantry were guarding the opera house, courthouse, capitol and penitentiary. The Democratic Statement. For the Democrats, the following statement has been issued: "The proclamation of Taylor is un warranted in fact and law. There is no insurrection, unless the presence of the militia and what they are doing con stitutes an insurrection. But if an in surrection did exist, the governor has?--- TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 1900. FIVE CENTS power to adjourn ttte general assembly on that account or any other, except where the two houses fail to agree on adjournment." It. is signed by E. E. Barton aud other Democratic legislators. Selection Is Significant. The selection of London as the meet ing place of the legislature is significant in the fact that it is right in the heart of the country from which tinil the moun taineers who have from time to time came down to Frankfort. The county is one of the strongest Republican coun ties in the state, and its inhabitants are for tlio most part radical Republicans. The Democrats say that their lives will not be saTe a flay lt'tlley go up into that country. None of them will go. The Republican members began drawing their per diem at once, and all of them will leave for London on tho evening trains. Ku| ublleans Leave fur London. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 1.—Republi can members of the legislature will leave at once for Loudon, pursuant to Governor Taylor's instructions for the legislature to meet there next Tuesday. IN GOE BEL'S FAVOR. Kentucky Hoard of ContentH Hurriedly Agrees oil a Keport. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 1. While William Goebel lay at tho point of death in his room as the result of an as sassin's bullet, the contesting boards, which for two weeks had been listening to the evidence in his contest for the governor's chair, declared him entitled to the seat. The boards having in charge the con tests between Goebel and Taylor for governor and Beckham and Marshall for lieutenant governor met in the city hall to consider the evidence submitted to them and prepare their report to the legislature. A few legal authorities were read to tliem at the request of Sen ator Allen, who wished light shed on a few doubtful points. Tho vote was then taken and by a strict party vote of 10 to 1, William Goebel was declared to have been legally elected governor of Ken tucky. The Beckliam-Marshall coutest was then voted upon and a Strict 1'ar^y Vote of Xinu to Two settled this matter. No announcement was made of the reasons leading up to the report being made so hurriedly, the boards taking everything at one leap. Each one of the members of both com mittees announced that he had made up his mind as to the merits of the case and voted promptly as his name was called. In the contest for governor Repre sentative Yarberry was the one to vote in favor of Taylor, aud in the Beckham Marshall contest Reid and Lilly were with Marshall. An effort was made by a number of the Democrats to get together a quorum of both houses and hold a night session and hear the reports of tho two commit tees at once and adopt them and declare Goebel the governor of Kentucky before morning. They were anxious to give him the honor before he died. No Federal Interference. WASHINGTON,Feb. 1.—Secretary Root is authority for the statement that there is nothing in the situation in Kentucky calling for federal interference He is credited with the remark that the state authorities are perfectly ablo to deal with the situation and are not apt to call on the general government for as sistance. TALKED TO THOUSANDS. Mr. Bryan Addresses a Big Muss Meeting in Itoston. BOSTON, Feb. 1.—W. J. Bryan was the central figure of an unusual demon stration in this city during the da}'. After participating in several matters of lesser importance during the day Mr. Bryan addressed a muss meeting in Me chanics Hall, a building containing a seating capacity greater than any other building in Boston. It is calculated there were 10,000 people iu the hall, hundreds of whom remained standing throughout the evening. The speakers included Mr. Bryan, ex-Governor Alt geld, Congressman Lenta of Ohio and George Fred Williams of Dedliam, Mass. Mr. Bryan discussed imperialism, the gold standard and trusts, assailing each along lines already indicated in his BLAZE AT CASSELTON. Kire Wipes Out mi Entire iilm-U of the North lakotu Totvu. CASSELTON, N. D., Feb. 1. Fire broke out at 1 o'clock iu Doc Mrnuer's cigar store on Front street an wiped out an entire block in the main business part of the town except the Knight block on the west corner. Priewe's fur niture store, Hanne's barber shop, Man ner's cigar store, Brunswick hotel, J. Daley's restaurant, Port's restaurant, Goodrich's barber shop, Strehlow's drug store, postoltice, Bieber & Knight's gen eral store, Timm's meat market, Ryan's real estate office, Hawley's barber shop, Schmit's tailor shop and Mrs. Filk's dressmaking shop were burned. Kate Hearing 1'ostponad. ST. PAUL, Feb. 1.—The hearing in the Albert Lea rate case has been post poned until Feb. 7, to give both sides more time in which to prepare for ar gument. ItfcckUi Cribmtc MAY TRY AGAIN Dispatches From South Africa Point to Another Attempt by Buller to Relieve the Garrison at Lady smitli—War Office Denies Knowledge, And London Newspapers Charac terize the Statements as Boasting. LONDON, Feb. 1.—When the nation had almost resigned itself to the fall of Ladysmith, there conies from all quar ters an indication that General Buller will make another attempt to relieve the besieged place. If the Daily Mail's report of General Buller's statement, that he hoped to be in Ladysmith within a week, could be implicitly relied on, news of further serious lighting would be expected shortly. But the papers are loath to believe what the St. James Gazette characterizes as' 'unwiuTantable boasting" is true. Moreover, the war office tln-ows cold water on the dispatch by issuing a statement that it has no news confirmatory of such a move as General Buller's speech indicates. Yet, the dispatches from Ladysmith and Cape Town give a strong impression that there is something more than ru mor in all theso reports. So, while nil definite opinion must await further news, it dees not seem at all unlikely that another desperate effort will be made to succor General White. A dispatch from tho Associated Press representative at Spearman's Farm, dated Tuesday, Jan. 25, describing the fight and retirement from Spion kop, says: "We filed down sadly, but in perfect order. The King's Royal Rifles colonel was struck down at the moment, a helio graph message ordering the retirement was handed to him. The enemy is hold ing thanksgiving services tonight. "The surgeons who ascended the hill were allowed to remove our wounded. The scene at the top was a fearful and terrible witness to the destructlveness of the artillery. "All day our stretcher bearers were busy, currying down menf" HELIOGRAPH FR0J1 LADYSMITH News- of Ballrr'ii Latest defeat Received Witl« Fortitude. LADYSMITH, Sunday Jan. 28.—Helio graplied to Swurtzkop. north of the Tugela river.—The uews of the prolon gatioii of the siege, resulting from Gen eral Buller's failure, is received with fortitude. We can hold on. The gar rison is healthier, cheery and confident Disease is disappearing and there is no horse sickness. Tho rains give plenty of grass. We can hear General Buller's guns still working, and it is rumored in camp that he is advancing along anothef line. Tho Boer laagers around are again full of men, who have returned from the Upper Tuguela. The Boers have also taken up a new position on hills near Coleuso, where they are in great force. Reinforcements are ap parently arriving from the Transvaal. Largo bodies of Boers are also visible between hero and Potgeiter's drift. Fight or Pay Fines. CaPE TOWN, Feb. 1.—Kimberleyheli ograplied to the Modder River, Friday, Jan. 20, that all the British subjects in the Barkley West district had been or dered by the Boers to take up arms for the republic under a penalty of £37 or three months at hard labor. About 300 men are affected by this order. Says Buller May Try Again. CAPE TOWN, Tuesday, Jan. 30.—Gen eral Buller still holds the Tugela drifts and will possibly renew his attempt to force his way through the Boer defense before long. In any case Ladysmith is capable of holding out for a considerable time. Receive Rash Orders to Embark. LONDON, Feb. 1.—Sudden orders were received at Aldershot during the after noon for the immediate embarkation of the Fourth cavalry brigade for the Cape. American Scouts Fnlist. LONDON, Feb. 1.—A special dispatch from Cape Town says 150 American scouts who arrived there as muleteers, have enlisted in the British forces. CHILD SACRIFICED. Awful Deed of an Iowa Couple Crazed by Religion. OTTUMWA, la., Feb. 1.—Driven to in sanity by religion Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spencer, residing on a farm six miles northwest of Lovil, in Monroe county, became imbued with the idea that God had called upon them to offer as a sacri fice their infant child. Every particle of clothing was accordingly removed from the infant and in its nude condi tion it was carried into the yard by its parents and there kept until death en sued from the extreme cold. The father's hands and feet were badly frozen during the operation. He and his wifn am now in custody. MOBILIZING HER FLEET. Precautionary MeaHiiv* Taken lty tint ltritisli Cabinet. LONDON, Feb. 1.—It is now known that the cabinet devoted much of itsdis cussiou on Saturday to the mobilization of the fleet. Nothing was settled except a measure of further security to the home coasts has been obtained by the naval preparations and that tho Eighth division should not be sent, to South Africa. The admiralty issued order? that tho Channel squadron, instead ol leaving Portland this week for Gibraltai as previously directed, shall assemble on Feb. 5 off Eddystouo and Bantry for a fortnight's exercise ol! the Irish coast, thus keeping in home waters for a time. This decision to delay the Eighth divi sion at a time when reinforcements are 60 urgently required may mean only that transports are not yet available aud that the Division May Yet Knilmrk when the sliipping is available. Their detention, if sneli a course was deter mined upon, would be of the utmost im portance. There is nothing iu the intel ligence possessed by the public to cause, the cabinet's prolonged discussion of this matter and the inferenco is that the fleet may be mobilized as a general warning to other countries to keep their hands off the Transvaal situation or that the ministry may have definite knowledge that the neutral powers pur pone to take advantage elsewhere while England is busy in South Africa. One thing is certain—10,000 men all ready go to South Africa are detained for reasons of which the public has no knowledge. There is talk of 47 military battalions being embodied. These are all of the militia not previously warned. A sharp lookout is being kept oil volunteers for the various South African regiments. DEFENSE IS WEAK. British Mblisters Criticised For Tlieir Speeches sit Opening of I'arliailient. LONDON, Feb. 1.—The London press is unanimous in criticism of the weak defense of the ministers to tlie bitter at tacks of the opposition in both houses of parliament. Not one of the speakers is considered to have risen to a height befitting the gravity "of tho situation. While Lord Salisbury professed ignor ance regarding the Boer strength and armaments Mr. Balfour and Lord Lands downe declared that these were accu rately known. Not one of the minis ters had a word of enlightenment to of fer regarding either the past or tho fu ture and the leaders of the opposition, while perfectly ready to attack and crit icize the government, had no suggestion to advance matters in South Africa nor an alternative policy to expound. Mr. Chamberlain preserved a discreet silence, though throughout the speeches of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannermau and Mr. Balfour he Displuyed Unusual Excitement, embarrassing "both by frequent com ments. He kept turning towards Mr. Balfour during Sir Henry's speech with suggestions for argument to which Mr. Balfour did not seem to respond with much enthusiasm. Mr. Balfour's speech was a repetition of his rather flippant orations outside the house. Lord Salisbury was pale and looked careworn, showing traces of his recent bereavement. Lord Lansdowne seemed much depressed. Lord Rosebery's speech was the only one which made a strong impression and it is interpreted in many quarters to indicate a readiness in the event of a change of ministry to assume the bur dens of the premiership. His remarks were uttered with great force and earnestness. He demanded of the gov ernment what it was going to do and added that the country would shrink from no sacrifice which tho burning emergency might demand. ROSEBERY'S FIERY SPEECH. Significance of tbe Utterances of the For mer liberal Leader. LONDON, Feb. 1.—Lord Rosebery's fiery speech in the house of lords, attack ing Salisbury's government policy, has stirred up quite a sensation in political circles. It is taken to mean in some sections that the speech was part of a carefully thought-out plan and a firm, fixed resolve, and meant that if there was a change or a downfall of the pres* ent government, Lord Rosebery is read to accept tho burden of the premiership, Japs as Shlpbuildcrx. WASHINGTON, Fob. 1.—A Japanese concern has just turned out a 13,000 ton steel, twin screw steamer, the Awa Maru, which, according to United St ates Consul Han-is, at Nagasaki, who reports the fact to the state department, is is equal iu every respect,including cai.-in accommodations, to the best class of At lantic steamships. Material has bee ordered for two other steamers of tl-c same size for the same line four more are under construction for anotlu line, and altogether the new industry in Japan appears to be flourishing. Rumored Revolt in Soudan. PAKIS, Feb. 1.—There is a rumor in official circles, but not traceable to authoritative sources that a rebellion has occurred among the Soudanese troops in Khartoum. There are ouly 160 white British soldiers there under command of a major. The Soudan force consists of two battalions, with a total of 1,600 men. GOEBEL IS DYING Not Expected That the Kentucky Senator Will Survive the Day. The Noise and Confusion in the Streets Have Worried Him Greatly. Fer^r Increased and the Doctors Have About Given Up Hope. FKANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 1.—It is not expected that Mr. Goebel will survive the afternoon. He has been slowly sinking throughout the morning. The noise and confusion in the streets aud in the capitol have worried him greatly. His fever has increased and the doctors have about given up all hope. JUDGES KEF USE TO SIT. Kentucky Court of Appeal** Adjourn* Till. Militia Home. FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 1.—Tho court of appeals has indefinitely adjourned,, refusing to sit. while the militia is here. FKANKFOKT, Ky., Feb. 1.—One rea son for the appellate court adjourning is the fact that letters were received from Middlcsboro stating that Appellate Judges Hazclrigg and Hobso:. were also to have been killed when Goebel was. assassinated. SIMPLY COLONIES. Republicans leelare Insular l'oHSi'SMioiis Not I*art of tin United StateK. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.—The Republi cans of the ways and means committee of the house have laid down definite lines upon which the Republican lead ers of the house have decided to legis late for Porto Rico, so far as tariff du ties are concerned. The decision reached is exceedingly important as it commits the Republicans of the ways aud means committee to the theory that Porto Rico and the Philippines are not territory of the United States within the meaning of that section of the constitution which provides that customs and revenue laws shall be uniform throughout the United States. In other words, it commits them tn the view that our new posses sions can be governed as colonies and that discriminating duties can beV-vied against them. The question arose in connection with the bill introduced 10 days ago by Representative Payne of New York, chairman of tho ways and means committee, to extend the customs and revenue laws of the United States to Porto Rico and to make it a collec tion district. Vayno's BUI Meant Free Trade* This bill was designed to remove all tariff barriers between Porto Rico and the United States—free trade in other words. Mr. Payne stated at the time of the introduction of the bill that he had offered it of his own notion after listen ing to the hearings before tho commit tee on insular affairs. The Republican members of the ways and means com mittee, to which tho bill was referred, decided to favor a substitute which will be offered when the bill conies up for discussion in the full committee. This substitute provides that the tariff of Porto Rico against goods from foreign countries, except the United States, shall be the same as that against goods entering the United States from such countries, but that goods imported into Porto Rico from the United States shall pay 25 per cent of the tariff upon goods of foreign countries. Prominent Railroad Man Unbalanced. HUTCHINSON, Kan., Feb. 1.—W. A. Harvey, general freight anl passenger agent of the Arizona and Southwestern railway, with headquarters at Disbee, Ariz., is in the city in a pitiable condi tion. He was on his way to Chicago and got off the Santa Fe train here, leaving his grip and overcoat on the train. At first it was thought he was getting over the effects of an opiate, but his condition became worse and he was locked up. It is evident now that he is mentally unbalanced. His parents, who live iu Wisconsin, have been notified. May Not Show Cause. ST, PAUL, Feb. 1.—It is intimated i» St. Paul that County Commissioners Fuller, Overton and Meyers of Itasca county, who have been ordered to ap pear at the state capital May 15, and show cause why they should not be re moved from office, may not obey the summons of the governor. Should they ignore the order their places on the county board will be declared vacant. Want American Bidders. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.—Information has recently come to Washington from Uruguay of important public works about to be undertaken by the govern ment of that country, and that the peo ple are looking earnestly for *m»ri«in contractors. They seem to have great faith in American enterprise and rapid ity of construction.