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PPEB, COUNT EY EVENING NEW rm- ff-- k i Vol. IV. Calumet. Houghton County. Michlgari. .Friday. February 28. 1896. No. 91. CO New Spring Styles! BELLIGEUOT RIGHTS ACCORDED. -r:Stiff and ; Soft :Hats,:- The Gordon;"1 The! Creedmoorv The Tiger. i The Champion. tr.kBTlimt opened up the latest aprinjr shape, and are show inn all the M nowltiei. Cull and see them. Ed. Haas & Co, i The Hatters. Store Gittler s Bargain Don't ask os where we got them, but ibis is what we sell them for. Ladies' Watches, Bona ooid, ut Elgin moTement. $20.75. Boes' (cold filled watcbea, ' Elgin tnoTemeat $18.85 I -ad if' solid liWer watches, $2.05. Roger Bros Knives and Forks, $3.50. '- Roger Bros' Tea Spoons $1.25. ' Solid Cold Rings for Babies, 45 Cents, biiver . Butter Dishes. $1.75. rive some castors, $1.85. Ladies' Solid Cold Pens With Cases, Only $1.75. ALL OTHER GOODS ACCORDINGLY. Doa't forget thai every iadj norehaaer of $2 wlU b prearated with a aoiid aa vac thimble. M. GITTLER, The Watchmaker and Jeweler. NORTHWESTERN benevolent; SOCIETY Of Duiuth, Minnesota, is the Largest Company in America Paying for Sickness, Accident and Death. Annual Statement of its Marvelous Growth. Policies Issued. January 1, 1892, 222 January 1, 1893, 9,950 January 1, 1894, 21,517 January 1, 1895, 39,665 December 1,1895, 36,142 Paid to Members. Cash Surplus. i NONE ! $12,768.50 44,735.14 69,822.51 9,032.18 71 $5,211.74 . 17,721.22 18,519.71 20,178.65 Pays both sick and Accident Benefits of from $20 to $100 per month, : You may take as little or as much of each as! desired. Paid in claims to policy holders, aearly 01 00,000 Paid in claims to Duiuth policy holders, over V. . 15,000 No liabilities. No claims due and unpaid. No claims in litigation. References: Insur ance Commissioner, St. Paul; R. G. Dun & Co.; Bradstreet's Mer . cantile Agency; Marine . National Bank, Duiuth. Very Liberal Offers are made to reliable agents m territory, commissions and renewal. Call on or address the . General Manager. Special Inducements made to those who insure within the next sixty .days. Call at once. 77, 708, 709, 710 Palladio Building, Duiuth., Minn. J P. JOHNSON, O.'C. HARTMAN; ' :J . v, President! " ' Vice-President.0 V. D. CLIFF, General Manager. . . CAPiYt ABRAHAIISON. 'District anl Local Aient, Lock Box 55, Calumet Mich. t .. DBMS RECOGNIZED. ction of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Concur rant Reeolatloa Calling fur the la. terveatlon of the United Stat. Kecelred with Cheers The Bay's Proceeding la th S.D.U and Uoum of Kepreeeatatlves Minority Report on Ambassador Uaj- ard Senator Yoorheee IuiprwvlDg. Washington. Fob. vb. The faouM com mittee on foreign affairs after a warm lion of two hours Thursday adopted a concurrent resolution doclaring It be the sense of congress that a state of war existed Cuba, and that the Insurgents should given the rights of belligerents and that it was the sense of congress that the government of the United States should use Its influence to stop the war If necessary, by InterTentloa and pledging the support of congress. The resolution was greeted with cheers when read and Sulier of New York asked unanimous consent that tbe resolution be made a special order for next Tuesday. ' t ' The senate has agreed ' to take a final vote oa the Cuban resolution at 4 o'clock Friday. Sherman wjll close the debate. NATIONAL LEGISLATURE. ' Breeae la tbe Senate Cued by the Intro duction of a Resolution, v Washington, Feb. 2a In the senate Thursday something of a breeze was caused by the . Introduction of a resolu tion authorizing the committee on coast defenses to Tlslt places requiring coast de fenses, send for persons and papers, etc. Cock re 11 thought the resolution was Tery broad, allowing the committee to take a tour around the country. Squire, chair man of the oommlttee, said the only Tlslt contemplated was to Sandy Hook. lie consented to a modification of the resolu tion that the committee's trip be limited the defenses of New York city and It was adopted in this form. There was another minor stir over print ing 85.000 reports by Her. Sheldon Jack on relative to introducing reindeers la Alaska. VesCremonstrated against this senseless "fad." lie had been to Alaska and knew there was no practical Rood in the fad. Hale, who Introduced the resolu tion, admitted that there was no consider able f oroo la the plan. The resol ution finally adopted after the number ol dooes as materially reduced, t-rootor toea aa- dressed the senate on coast defenses. - When the house met Thursday i'rinoe of Illinois continued his argument in the Van Horn-Tarsney oontestod election case in faTor of the majority report to give the seat to the contestant. Hope looiafnatefciarla, Washington, Fob. 28 "We will go Into the St." Louis convention with 'forty delegates pledged to Senator Cushman K. Davis, " remarked iwiiior r ueorg. Thnnmaon of the St.. Paul Dispatch, "and after the first ballot It la our -expectation that ur. numbers will show a steady in- ereaao. . Pledges have been secured sum- clent to Insure us enough . second choice men to ran our flffure up to sixty,- ana with this as a nucleus we expect to land the nomination for our candidate. Indictment Nolle Preeaed. Washington, Feb. 28. The govern ment has nolle prossedtwo Indictments against Colonel J. Or P. Burnslde for the embezzlement of 159,000 while disbursing officer of the poetoffloe department. The arreit of Colonel Burnside In 1888 created sensation, and since that time ne naa hmn In the irovornment asylum ior ine insane at Washington, but has been per' mltted to drive about the pity ana naa much liberty. . Te Abolish the Fee System. Washington, Fob. 28. The house com mittee on Judiciary after a long confer- .nM with Attorner General Harmon and Maior Strong of the department oi juswoe Thundav ' authorized a favorable report on Representative ' TJpdegraff's bill to abolish the fee system as to United State district attorneys and marshals and to substitute salaries. ! i 1- ftenatfl Yonrheee Improving. WAamserdK. Feb. 28. Senator Voor- hoM-of Indiana hM been Ul for some days past but Is reported at his borne to be oonslderaoiy rmprowu. . Detroit Bridge Bill. WiniMToiL . Feb, 28. The senate MmmlitM on commerce inursuay no- thortsedafavoeableteporsoa weuwrwi bridge blU - . . . WILL DESERT BLACKBURN. 014 standard IfeniecraU to Ask the Seon- tor to Withdraw from the Contest. Fbanefort, Ky , Feb. 28. A resolution has been prepared by tho gold standard Democrats who have been supporting Senator Blackburn for re-election to the United States senate asking his with drawal. A caucus will Ik) hell Mondty and some other candidate selected. The gold men have assurance from Judge Potrle and from two other Repub licans that they would Join the Democrats I at any time in an effort to elect a gold- standard Democrat, and they call on Senator Blackburn's personal followers to unite with them lu an effort to induce Senator Blackburn to withdraw from the race. It Senator Blackburn refuses to withdraw a proaunoimento wUl bo Issued next week and twenty-five Democrats will Vote for some other Democrat. , Senator Sayler, the leader says; "I think the time has come to try some- one else. If Senator Blackburn refus to with draw, knowing that he cannot "be elected. then I will not support him logger. ' , NO PRIZE HQMT INTENDED. So It Was Hot Necessary to Keen the Kan. gers at Wichita Kalla, Wichita Falll, Feb. 28 The two men who attempted to rob the City National bank and killed Cushler Dorst-y and who were captured and brought to this city were taken from lull Wednesday night by a mob and hanged to a telegraph hole In front of lite bank they tried to rob. iTWoBTit, Tex.. Fob. f 28. Ruin have been received here that .the people of Wichita Falls had taken tha robbers from the Jail to the public square and were pro- paring to burn them. The minors saia that great excieoment prevailed there and that tbe entire county was op in arms. But later dispatches report that the mob abandoned the idea of burning the roo- bers and took them to a tclegrapQ poie in front of the bank they tried to rob and hamred them butli The ramrers a few hours before the hanging' got a sudden call to Amariilo and loft .the men in charge of a few citizens who Immediately turned them over to the mob, Death from a Cat. 1 tit a. " New York, Feb. 28. Mattew J. Rob- bins, 62 years old, a Janitor, dlod Wednes day from blood poisoning, following the bite of a cat.. Dr.- Leonard 'U. banrord, who had charge of the case at the Presby terian hospital, said that whan Uobblns was addltted to the institution on eD. 10 he said that he had a slight mark on his finger that had been caused hy a cat. Rob bins tank rapidly after his1 admission to tha hospital and on Monday It was louna nMMkrr to svinnutata his arm. me am putation, however, did not save nis uie. Donlop Alnat Do fun CHIC AOO, , Feb. 28. Joseph R. Dunlop, of .The Chicago uupatcn, woo was con victed of the crime of circulating obscene copies of his paper through the mails, will have to servo his two ypars sentence In the penitentiary unless) the supreme conrt remands tho case lor., a new iria. Jxt>r Urusscup TfeuraarftVd the mo' tioiwor a oommuuMion oi iuo wuwuvg the strength of allldavlU alleging that Dunlop's physical condition was .aven that a term ia, the penitentiary woura probably kill him. , - Five Children Meet Death Burning Houses. TWO ARE CREMATED IS BROOKLYN. s i DRIVEN OUT . BY A MOB. Boerh Trmmf.wnmat of National Window . 01n4 AsMielatlon O Blears. PlTTSBCUO, Fib. 23 Daniel Winter, .who was appointed president pro tern, of the National Window Glass Workers' as sociation, when President " Burns was suddenly deposed last week, and Hudson Campbell, presiding officer of 'local as sembly No. SOOw'tTre run out of Jeannette Thursday by a mob of more. thin 1,000 men and-dot ! The officials went to Jeannette to visit the glass workers at the Chambers McKee factory, who are friendly to Burns. ' As soon aa the officials were recognized, work was stopped, a crowd quickly gath ered, and the (wo men were' dOttfiod to get out of town ut once. They started for the station, followed by a howling mob. blowing horns and threatening them with summary punishment Inter and Campbell were escorted to the railroad station by the police, followed by the mob yelling "Burns, Hums. Burns is prosi- dentr "liana the villains I" The two wen quickly boarded the train, and as It America Has.the Best Armor- Piercing Shells. I TESTS AT THE PR0YLT3 CEGCXdS. At Crl.n.ld, Md Three Children. Are Locked to n Honao Which Catches Fire ' and Thay Pariah Terrible Cvoaalng 'Ac cident la Which One Parson Is Killed and Three Others liadly Iniared Tho Dead Persons Horribly Mangled. Buookltn, Fi b. 28. Two "little girls lost their lives and two men were injured In a 'fire which partly destroyed the big double tenement at 158 Prospect street Wednesday night .The dead are: Flor ence HotchkUs, 5 years old. daughter of Wooster HotchkUs; Emily. Hotchklss. 8 years old. sister of Florence. Tbe Injured are: Daniel Gallagher, 67 years old, over-1 pulled out for Pittsburg the last words come bv smoke and badly cut on the legs Campbell and Winter heard were a sure by glass., Henry Kirk, fireman, over come by smoke while rescuing Gallagher. Tbe origin of- fbe- fire is unknown. -.The loss wilt not reach mora than 13,500. Crisbield," MiL, Feb. 27. Throe young children of Nelson Parker were burned to death here Thursday. They were left In a locked room while their mother went to a neighbor's on an errand. Tbe father, who was cutting wood in a nearby grove, saw smoke Iftsulng from the windows. but by the time he reached tbe house It was a mass of Haines and rescue was im possible. The eldest of the chrlldren was , 4 years old. tho souond 2 years and the , third 4 months. DEATH AT THE CROSSING. One Peraun Killed and Throe Others Badly Injured. New BntsswCK, N. J., Feb. 18. A fa tal crossing accident occurred at 11 o'clock Wednesday night In Stclton, two miles from this oily, in which one person lost her lifo and throe others were badly in jured. Two of them may die. A carriage con taining four persons, Laura Childs, aged 17 years, aiid Rjrtha Uhllds, agad 10 years, daughters of Milton ChlUUof Newmarket, and the two sons of Milkman liunnar, agod about 23 and 21 years, respectively, were returning from a party, ihe car riage hod got half way over the track when . a heavy freight train bound for Philadelphia and running at a high rate of speed struck the vehiclo. The four were thrown Iromtne carriage. The freight train wa stopped as soon as pwtdble, and tho crew wont back to see what hod happened. 'Ihey louna me boJy of Luura Childs a considerable dis tance from the track, horribly mangled. Bertha was found some distance from her sister's body. She' was' badly hurt about the head and body. Spine distance away were found the Duub.tr young men, one of them bndly Injured. Tho other was severely hurt. No statomnnt has yet oeen mAdeirany f the lu urTeoi)U aa,'t& how tho accident occurred. Petal Fire at Florenee,. ' . ' Charleston. S. JC. Feb. 28. The towa of Florence in. the center of the state, was visited by a IIOO.OUO fire ; Thursday. Tbe entirj business portion of the town' was wiped out. . Tho'liWnranoa 'on the prop-1 Desperate Shooting Affray. Romk Gik . Feb. L8. At 2:31) O'clOCK Thursday afternoon n desperate street I erty burned witt amount to about 5t,00(J. i George WIlint' w pridter. wlose home1 is la DarUdgton, waa-crematea. -ne - was asleep lu one of -eke burning buildings. ' , Fatal VBploahra of Gasoline. ST. PAUL, Feb. 28 A- special dispatch from Fiureka, S. D., says: A gasoline stove explosion Thursday caused' the de-1 structlon of Renk K Puckett'i house and tha l naa of three lives. - The dead 'are: Mrs. Frank Puckett, Hattle, aged 7 years, .and Clarenoe, aged A yeara The servant' .girl saved the baby.x Mr. Puckett was away from home.. SUNDAY CLOSING . BILL,' - promise of death ii they returned to Jean nette.' PlTTSDCTtO. , Feb. 28. Tle expulsion of President Hhnon Burns, of Streator, IllsY from the Window Glass Workers' associ ation continues to cuujo excitement among members of the organization. Burns will nut apply for an injunction. He said that he had not! fled the banks not to pay any money from the association's funds. The complete disruption ol theoe- der is prediotod by many. ' ACCUSED HIS JUDGES. Exerting Time as tha Trial of Rev. Drews la Han FrnneUeo. Sak FrakcisCo, Feb. t Tha Ran CJ O. Brown became the aceuser of hi judges Wednesday night.. In an Impas sioned address he charged the moderator, Rev. Dr. J. K.' McLean, with deliberate unfairness. He accused the council of having been prejudiced against him and having admitted testimony that had no proper place before the court. The scene which followed this attack was one of the mreatcst excitement Partisans of the ac cused pastor applauded his words and hundreds opposed to him stamped their approval of the action - taken by tbe coun cil. In the midst of the hubbub IL G. Mlllan. whosajiame has been dlsagroeably connected bfvDr. Brown with that of Mrs. Stockton, jumped to the platform and In threatening words and actions de nounced the pastor. The excited visitor was induced to retire, and when quiet was restored Dr. Brown was ordered to made specific charges. He did so, and the coon cil not only declined to investigate them. but adopted a unanimous vote of confi dence In the' moderator. While the ex cltemont was at Its height Mrs. Brown at tempted to persuade her hush md to ceeac his attack, but ha turned Qulcfciy .ana re- piled:?'! may aa well make' it ww, for I JAIL . BIRDS AT gl of Then Break Oat paring tho Night '.-.. South Bend, lnd. Sort H BK5P, Feb. x8 The boldost.VJail delivery In the history of South Bend or northern Indiiyia occurred here daring' .Wednesday nigat and was not discovered until Mie cella Were opeued at breakfast tlmn Thirrsdavz-morulntr- " It was soon seen that something was wrong and count of hu prisoners showed six missing. Thev sawetl through the top of a celL ef fecting an entrance hW the roof, and then let themseltes down with ropes made from blanket Tue encapod prisoners are Bert and Will Anderson, brothers, 1 nom as ClarkV John UempenstalL William Ca- hlll and Thomas McHenry.' ' The Anderson brothers and McIIedry are tho worst criminals. Tbe former were awaiting trial for wholesale robbery and had ther been cleared would have been held for attempting to murder-Turnkey Charles Van Lake. McHetiry is charged with' cut tin if and almost murdering man In a Lake . Shore . box car west of South .Bend a few weeks. ago Cahlll Is awaiting trial tor receiving stolen goods and Clark for larceny... Uempenstau nau Cast Stool Projectile of BU-laeh cniiaro Pnaaee Entfrely Throagh Boven-Ineh Harvey land Mckel-Steel PlaCewTbe Same PlaU gnecaaafally Roelate Sheila of E a ro pe aw Make Naval Experts Muoh PUnasd with the Baanlt of ToaU. "abhisgto, Feb. 2i Surprising re sults were obtained at a test of shells at the Indian Head proving grounds Wednesday, and If these shall be con firmed by farther experiments our navy, which already possesses the best armor plate in the world, will have by far the best armor-penetrating shells, and both of American Invention. What was done Wednesday at the proving grounds was to fire a cast steel shell of six-Inch cali ber entirely through a seven-Inch Harvey lzed nickel-steel plate, through the heavy oak backing and twelve feet Into the bonk of clay behind. This perrormanoo never has been equalled by any projectile of like caliber In the world. When the Johnson shell slipped so easily through a plate of known high quality the experts doubted the evidence before their own eyes, and Immediately took steps to ae sure themselves that the result was uot accidental. . Other Shells railed. To this end one of the , Wheeler-Sterling shells, all steel armor piercers of the bes quality, and equal to the bast European shell, was selected and nred at the same velocity at tbe same plate. It was smashed Up on the face of the plate alter a sitgni penetration, Jutst what was expected irom this caliber of shell when fired at a seven inch plate. Then another of the Johnson shells Was placed in the gun and fired at tho plate. The resnlt .was almost pre cisely tho same as with tbe nrst snot; tno plate was penetrated witn me groaie. ease and the shot was almost unscathed. Tbe naval experts are much pleased with the test They ssy that these cost steel shells can be roado for much less than the expensive forged-steel armor , piercing shells: that they can be made more q mea ly, and that they appear to be superior in every respect. Furthor experiments will be made with them, 'mere was a xuriner test also at the proving grounds of the Iowa's barbette plate. It was attacked by twelve-Inch shells, one a Wheeler-Sterling and the other a Carpenter, and resisted thorn successfully. Fired at Slow Velocity. Thuisdav the tests were continued mainly with' a view to determining the relative value of shots fired at high and low velocities. The fcamo plate was used, Thursday the plate was fired at at a veloo-Hy-at 2,100 feet, per second with a John son" shell without a cap; out me poins oi thai shell penetrated - only about . four inches and IbrxW.AyAAl Double Merder at a Donee. flirht ooeurrod here between V. l. Span iard and Policeman Mulkey. Mulltey is doad, ex-Sheriff Matthews critically ana perhaps fatally wounded, and' soveral atrav shots took effect in other innocent spectators, one of which hit a young lady and inflicted a flesh wound. The alterca tion began between the two principals because Mulkey clubbed a irlena oi san- ford' a Prohibition KtlledJn Iowa. I)ks Moixks. Feb. 21 In the house Thursday prohibition was killed. The constitutional amendment resolution was brought un and a vote-was taken without discussion. The resolution waa aeieacea hv a vote of 41 to 63. A naotion to recon sider was .made, and laid on' the table. and then tho consideration or tue resolu tion Indefinitely . postponed, 'lhls settles nrnhthitinn -fur five vears at least In Iowa. . Uhoull.b Work at Seattle. - I t a 0 -11 caaal;' the total ' stoppage, of , SEATTLE. Feb. 28. A local official of I raiiWa trafllo and of the publication and the Pacific Steamship ; company says Doa i aie 0( newspapers- on Sunday,.. In Intro-, I , .tv- - utvoree r Matual CMDk lea of human beings aro systemaucaiiy i v!llcinap the bill Mr. Charlton said that 1 1. . t. vk Cft Panera are uatched from cemeteries nere ana senj u the gUnday newspaper waa tne primary . . . oeoullar divorce medical colleges in BMixraiitBWi " i cause or trie uisregara oi DuooinuiFwr-i - kk k, jnnla Mailer corpse, -ere shipped to San Francisco in ance ln tha Unltodtatea The Wer. SJS the steamer -.k- 0n newspapers in ma. wu7 Mf ,n. n Mailer are amona fcloux City's most prominent society peo ple and profess to be on excellent term. They have decided, however, thai they can no longer live happily together, and th marrlami tie will be severed by mutual consent. The ptdntlff. Is a daughter of' John Pierce, one of the largest real es tate operators In the otty daring tne "boom" days, and now at the head of a southern land company. tKg'renf. tiThree other shots were fired at the slow velocity of 83J feet per second. One was a Johnson shell, with the cap or sott-forged steel or wrought Iron, the sec ond a Wheeler-Sterling shell, uncapped, nd the third a Johnson uncapped. Ihe ' results showed that with such slow veloc ity the shells were incapable of penotrat- , InV the plat to. any great extent. Tea wresults ol .taie tests veonesoay qu , IVaemeaday may be kummed up as fol lows' The steel cap on the Johnson shells is mainly valuable when the latter are fired at high velocities, that the cap assists penetration of the plate to a marked degree, and that ootid shot can be manu factured the equal, If not the superior, of forged steel shells., , .... DUNRAVEN'S LETTER.' In the It Would Mop Kallwar Tmflle and News papers oa the Sabbath Day. OTTAWA.' OntV Feb. 28. Mr. John' Charlton. Liberal, introduced a Sabbath observance bill in the house of commons ' recently served a fourteen year term In . . . .- -1 . . .. '. iL. I. nn-fh Kollt flir Wndnnadav which provides ior ine cios- me uum - . - ... -Ji' . I larcenv. The men aro still at large witn larceny. no' clew to their whereabouts.. Thev were labeled merchandise. The offi- nhvsloal wrecks In ashort time. Thaav-- dais Intimated tnas mese urore ivuw.-u had heen carried on lor monwa erage newspaper life of a reporter on oho, of the big dailies was less man seven years. The death statistics of cities, be asserted, showed this to be a fact The bill Is similar to other bins intraaucea oy Mr. Charlton and . defeated at six Cornier tcsaloris of parliament Attempted Wife Harder and Suicide. Alexandria, va., reu aiicnaci Thomas shot hie wife three times at their home near here . mursuay ana xnen crushed her head in by a tuow witn an ax Thomas then fled the house pursued by ik. nrwiitw who lost slsht of him;;- Subse- Hexdeksox. Tenft, eo. a. wameo 11,1,iT he waa found in ditch with me th- tiu-v. brous-ht in Bagwell, a desperate character, shot and throat cuK nB WIU livaJbut tha wife wl 1 1 dli 0Q tb dea,b ot jy, alias VBull" . . .T .v nnilM and IlAPrV Bibb. tWO I Ala - .Ta1i11RV was the causeiuir. ) :. ' 1 ' i. M1aaaln VrodAi-lnlt Hilary, J Batcher Hans Exonerated. ' ' CniCAOtf, Feb. 2.. Inside of five min- vet- killed John Butler and Harry Bibb, two respectable men; at a dance near here Wwlhftsdar nunc i ne uuw hnnn. Bagwell and ino quarreieu. the former drawing nis revolver nnu iuf Bibb dead. Butler enter tne room sou w dered Bagwell to leave the bouse; when Bagwell fired, killing uuuer insiao. Bagwell has not yet been captured and will hardly oa taaen nuTo. valuable Race Horses Cremated. T.wivKNWonTH. Kan., Feb. 28. H. A. polngcstre't big barn, two miles south of here, was burned t tbe ground Thurs ... he an incendiary fire and live stock Und Implements valued at 130,000 de- stroyed. Among me norsea u. i.kiI r. two valuable racers, "Alti tude" and "Director." . Insurance light. . Manitoba's School laws. WiwvxrEo. Feb. 28. Attorney General Stfton's motion protesting i against ; the dominion government Interference with Vt-sael end Cren Loss, w Philadelphia, Feb; is. New received here points to the probable loss of a large three-masted schooner Jo.de It. Bent, rntaln Bent with a crew of eight men nil a vMan of 1.160 tons of coal. This vessel left Philadelphia Jan. Ji7 ior Aew Radford, which port she should nave reached ln about fire days, but no tidings whatever have been nau or nor. Strike on at Baltimore. ' BALTIMORE, Feb. 28. The garment workers of this city who are affiliated rlth the American Federation of Labor decided at midnight Wednesday night to order a general strike of all the members ln this city, rive or six tnouaanu opera tives and twenty-five llrmeof snaaufactup- er. will be affected. rolehtlng Frederiok Haas of &.'5 ' Oakley avenue from any blame. The two masked men who, ap-; pearod on the scene to old.Hlckey.in hold ing up Mr. Haas in nis DUicner eoop utu not yet been apprehended. .' ' Plre at Heading, Pn. Reading, Feb. 28. The four-story. building occupied by the Star Machine Screw works, Joseph McConnell's Mcknl Plating and Bicycle works and A. J.; Bruramach's pantaloon factory waa de stroyed by fire Wednesday with all the' oontents. The loss will reach t;i0,0oa Wteconsln Apportionment BUI Passed. . MADISON, Feb. 28. The new appor tionment bill dividing the state Into sen ate und assembly districts has passed both hooses of the legislature and only awaus i ute up thelrl work anew the signature ol tho governor to bjoonw law. That It will receive nis siguoruro , :' Arrest af Two Swindlers. Pb il a dklp u i I. Feb. . 2P. The polios of thi. nitir '. have In custody a man and woman charged with swindling a number of large stores here and suspected of oper ating suocesfully in New York, Boston, mnii vUnwlu-ru. The prisoners are well- dresied and possessed considerable money and diaiuonda The man 'gives his name as- Robert Davidson and says he comes from Chicago. The police expect to prove h ia at n rusDcctable family In Denver. The woman says she Is Nelly Edwards and Is believed to have come from a town in Nebraska..; . . Reotgned from the Army. ' NEW Yont. Feb, 28. All except one of the blah officers of the Solvation Army pledged HKelr allegiance .Wednesdays to Miss Kva' Booth and departed for 0 stations In various parts of the country to me one' woo ' Haling Bate for Bond Bodiea. OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 28 The police have I j kalJ to wn aasured fact. i.fAmiti.inii that Clavoomb.' the man r i.w. anhool laws by the passage or I . .m n. Molnea for bodv a vmedlal bill was adopted in the legisia- -nfctnh,n- m-de a contract with the med ..r. Thursdav alter an m B'i'" I t.i oniinira at Dee Moines to rurnisn it seventy-hve dead poaiea nt ij oaca. by a vote of 81 to 7. siinroef an Illinois Lamber Man. o.oTiiiflSL Ilia. Feb. 28.-H. H. Dlck- sll-known lumper aeaier m THE DEATH RECORD. - pnimn Toltit. a prominent rail- clerk of tho Inson. a weii-anown tumwr uu. . - , ir!Uon and a memlr of the late lum- road man, at New York. "1"; '.tkiln & Bartlctt of Car- M. R. SH AN EUN, executive ".r? TmoS, ex-commlssloner Blacktaore of Hamilton. ou, osseta tioo,ooo- Meaaaohoeetta Kepnh lona Convention. nnornv - Feb. 28. The Massachusetts Kt...n .tata convention, has been of the District of Columbia, at Washing ton. . Mrliradler General GIOIIGE W. GlLEv at Phlladelnhla. sauuel Edison, fathet of the famous ; BetroH Lead Works Bora Down. Detroit, Feb. .' 28. The thtve-story. ferlck hultdlnir at 101 to 10tf Jones street. occupied by tho Detroit White Load works, was partlull gutted by Are at 10 o'clock Thursday morning The bias will reach 130,000. which Is fully covered by Insurance. ? Cochran Kays It's Fntae. New York, Feb. 28. A morning news-, paper gavt great 'omiIieis to a rumor that Doutke Cochran, the orator, politician and lawvcr.'ltad deM'dl to refmin'e tho' world and take orders lu the lesult faith.' Thursday Mr. Cochran proui tJeed the ru mor fal.e. ' '' . - i refused was Major Peter Glen, thaclosest and most steadfast friend or uaiangion Booth.'" He left the headquarters building with his ' former- commander never to re turn, and' seut a letter of resignation for himself and wife. , Major Glen was In charge : of ' the fWld depart11 ot tn army. ' Trlbalattons ef n Rtndent. YrsiLASTL Mich., Feb. 28. About midnight Watchman Gbn heard cries for 1 elp from tlie rear of the stores on Conrri'M , street; .and, . after considera ble jK'orchiba. discovered a student of tbe nurn-.nl sch eel . securely bound and. nailed up in a largwdry. g od box. an xtrt" c-itel'the boy said that bo bad receutly JoIdp I a secret society. His fellow-men- bers una g:i(gu nim eeeuxviy wuuuu uu left Liu ia lUm box. , ....... ;;.. Ha Kealrna Honorary Membership Is New Turk Vacht CluU New York, Feb. 28 Lord Dunravea's letter to Secretary Oddie of the New. York . "Yacht tlub resigning his honorary m- bershlp lu that organlxatlon was made publie .Thursdaj'.-The letter, ' which Is datetl Feb. 19, states that this course Is takeir in view of the motion mado by Cautnin Ludvard. at the receut meeting ol the'club, that Lord Dunraven be expelled becauiw l the allegations" he made against menibera f the vlui, but which he had - not substantiated. In another letter dated Feb. '12, and addressed to tho Hon. K J. Phclpn. which 1 published In connection with tha 'letter to Mr. Od.lie. Lord Dun- raven explained that he ih satisfied with the vnnctusiuiis f tho cominittoe which had'. Investigated his charges about tho management of the yacht Defender, and that he hml also written a pewonal letter to Mr..lella disavowing any intention to reflect pon hiru in any way. rized tbe reunify nt Henth, Pxxis, Ilia, Feb. 28. -The coe of the " tote against George W. Smith and his wife, Susan Smith, of Dillon township, Tazewell county. Indicted for the murder of Louis Perrill. their son-in-law,' on J uly 1, lfrU5, was given to the jury at noon and verdict returned at mgnu ine jury found Mrs. -Susan Mnlth not guilty. George W. Smith was found guilty ot murder and put the penalty at aoam. a new trial will be asked for by the de fense. Komlnated to Congreas. 6KDALIA, Mo., Feb. 28 The Republic ans of the Seventh district held their con gressional convention in this city Wednee- day.- lion, jonn . itiwj Kwn-vuv county was renominated by acclamation for congresa The lollowing oeiegaiee were elected to the national Republican convention: Ben F. Lieouard or t'oix county and J. J. Smith of Saline; alter nates, Frank B. I'arter or ureene ena MUI W. Johes of PoUI I -' ' Minority Report on Bayard. Washisoton, 'Feb. 8 -iDinsmore ef Arkansas has filed the minority report of the committee on' foreign affairs on the reeoiutioa to censure Ambassador Bay ard. The report is very brief. It says that the minority dissent from the views of the majority and that in their opinion there was nothing ln either of the speech es mentioned that calls for or justifies any censure by congress. Coal Bargee nnh. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 28. The tow boat Booa with twentr-flve bargs struck a pier of the bridge over the Misis-tlppl river at- this pnint Wednesday. Throe barges containing 73,Oi0 bushels of oo I, went to tho bottom of the river. A fourth barge was wrecked In a chute bolow the bridge. Tho loss is over I10.ou.1l The coal Is the property of th Crsscsut Coal tola paay of Roscoa,- Pa. oaUtd vo mast In this city on March $7. Inventor, at Norwalk, O.