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Vol. IV. Calumet. Houghton County. Michigan. Monday. March 16. 1896. No. 105. It's Worth Talking About! VVe are referring to our line of Spring Suitings, which vvc have just received. The line embraces everything that is new in Cut aways, Frocks, Sacks, single and double breasted straight cut suits. It's the finest display we have ever made, and we want you to see it. VVe want to remind you that we are head quarters on Hats. ED HAAS & CO., HOUGHTON. i Have x j1) Lost Anything? T7I 3 A 1.1- O r u ullu. irxny uimg r Anything to Exchange? i; $Do You Want ' ' Help?' 0 A Situation? 4 To Sell Anything? w To Buy Anything? To Rent a House? If so, the Want Column STh 6 vr w t ih TIP 9 To Advertise. T The ) Cheapest Means 9 Of reaching the Most People 0 In Quickest Time. f JOB 'JiV Neatly and Promptly ICsiGCUtocL (fl ifvi RED JACKET. t 4 , if om (I : 6 On 6 t vi - Hanfi the (!) 1 WORK (I ,V . of , 111 N ews! WANTS BLOOD Challenges a Congressman to a Deadly Duel. LINTON THE MAN III! IS ATI LI!. The IrUh Aclt.itoc In III Letter to tl CoiigrfMmiiii from Miclii-uu Denounces Hit Court In Oppukluc (hurch School Appropriation! aul the Muring of the Marc(ii tte Mutue in the Capitol Build lug hat Cougrr.tiiitin Linton Says. Washington. March 16. Representa tive Linton of Michigan, the loader of the A. P. A. sentiment In tha house, ro celved soma days ago :i letter from Cap tain Thomas Pholun of Kansas City, tho wcll-khuwn Irish u-itutor, In which Cupruin Phclun challenged hltn to fight a duel at Bladensburg, thu challcago being precede J by a lonj denunciation of Mr. Linton's course In opposing tha church school appropriations and tlio placing of the Father Marquette t.ituo in thy Capi tol. Mr. Linton paid no nttctitlon to tho communication, und (mm soma ether source It found its wny into tho newspa pers. Mr. Linton was asked Saturday If h'thal inudo any reply to tho challenge. Uu said: Letters from lunatic. "Ever since the housa defeated tho np- propriations for sectarian Institutions In tlm District of Columbia bill, partly through my efforts, my mall has been loaded every day with treat numbers of letters from religious f unties and cranks denouncing mo violntly, threatening diro vengeance und douth in various forms, All of theso letters 1 have thrown In tho waste basket. There havo been so many that tin ro was not time to read them all, and I havo paid no nttention to any of them This letter from Phelon was tno of them und I supposo went Into thu Waste basket with others. I had for gotten t:o letter nor did I think who l'in len was until tho l ater und a Vetch of his career was prin cd In tho papers. Since publcity has been given to It 1 may Conclude to make komk reply. Nut iu Ills Line. "Not so much to Phelun.in to tlm fanatic- nl Fpirit which ho rcpicsenU. Of courso lighting duels Is not in my lino. .That fort of performance Is considered rather ridiculous by Americans of this genera tion. Tho threats which 1 havo been sub jected to from cranks havo not alarmed mo la tho least and I would havo preferred that no publicity bo given to them. I a. n not un enemy to tho church, but I am unalterably opposed to government ap propriations to assist sectarian work and to anv sort of union of church and stato, and shall continue to oppose thoin." Captain Phelan Is represented us a colo- brated broad Bwordsm in and a lenlau. A few years nm ho win stubbed In a row In U Donovan K issa t meo in . ow i oia. IIAKI) ON' NAVAL ENGINEERS. r iuui'ii Showing They Break Down Eap Idly ou rw CrutHt-r. VA3HlxoieN. March lti. Tho frequent breakdown of engim er oilleers ot mo n vv uttrlbutablo to bard work resulting fi-oni Insullieient furto promises, If not remedied, to brlmi ubi ut tho anomalous condition of uff.iirs tl nt tho rctlrol list of tho corns will Boon become larger than thouctivo list, lho lncreaso In the re tired list has become particularly remark niii.i (liirluT thu List ten vears. or since tho building of modern n ival vessels, with their complex machinery, and tho Hrures l nt tlu navv denartnn nt on tho BUbjoet fully mutual j tnis rupni orcas. lu r down or tho enmne.-rs. .T:in lHs.V thero wore ofilcers on tlm uetive list of tho i nirineor corns and sevePtv-otio on tho retired list, or M.l per cent us many on tho n tired us on tho nc- tivolist. Oil Jan. 1, I m, tliero uoro liJ in t iu iictiva and lul in thj retired list, or (0 per cent, as many on thu retirod list na .,11 t 1,1 AftlVO l'.St. 1:1 Ol lUT WDrUS. 1110 per cen tii go of retired t active ollicers has ,.ii.i.,if iiimliled during tho last ten years. o,iv..riiitf thu tierio I ot tho unbuilding of thu navy. ' Compared with tho number retired In the other uranclies 01 uio navai ..ivi.-H tlm fl .'ii res nro startling, and tno .nrrin.n.i- ord ers tiriru that they show that their work must bo very much moro vere than that oi any oilier oiiicers. Act Approved by Washington. March tha I'riidduBt. 10 The president ha nrnroved tho ut ts mnktng seven years' unexplained ab? jnco proof of death In pension cases, 10 i ....in.. I'oiineil of tho icorporato the bu thirty-third dogreo y for tho southern of Scottish Uito Maxt.n jurisdiction of tho Un ted Stnte,s, and au thorizing tlm ulstriout medals und diplomas. ion of world's fair HOLMES' LAWYER SUSPENDED. William A. Mtoemnker PunUhed forSubor - diiiMliou of IViJury. PHlLADKLPHlA.Mare 1 10 Lawyer Will l.iiii A. Miocmaker. wlio was senior coun Bel for II. II. llolm-s. nn t who was i h irired with subordiii tion of perjury In ronnection with that famous case, was Saturday, by tho declsl in of tho court of oyer und terminer, suspended irom ino j)i-vileges of the court or one rear. Shoo maker pot a woman to t-lsn a falso nffl a .vif in ili. i-tTect that Pitzel. the man murdered by Holmes, had In her presenco expressed an intention to commit suieiuo. ........ t. tii.'iUim was nroduced when Hioemakcr i llered this evidence in Court In the courso of his argument lor a now .i,.i fm. 11. lime, and I)itrlct Attorney (Jiahani exposed thu ccnsplrncy by moans of which lho evidence was ouuuucn. Fulled to Meet Obligations. nr.wEii. March 10-J. M. lloytr, member of the Coltrodo Mining Ex rh mw. who bought iJ.uo Jay stocK licav lly Friday on the rlsin r market, failed to moot his olillgations o. lore mo wu oann .1 ..ri ft l.ir.'n nu intl r of stock was sold oil tho open b.wird fr 1 U account. Some of this stock wnicn soi i i rmny n mgu u i t. n ili.im was bid lu Saturday at 4 c uts, lloyer's liubilltioa uro said to be .i.'l,lW(). AllH-rt Wtlae llsnced. Ptnisu Ills. Miircl. 10. Albrrt Wall ..... i, ., .1 iit lVl.in Saturday. Tho drop fell MU MO. W dlaco was hana'd fir the n.urd r of bis s it r, Mrs. Uovxlby. D.Hsntlxf iction over tie disposal of thilr father's estate wa the cause oi uwmur Fnitriired t Uenth. Vr.T,tr M.reh HI Dinlel Acker- man. wife murdehr, vs condemned M VERDICT FOR 5193.000. Rveult of Suit lor Djuiac- Uuluth, :-i...u. fcT Pa t'L, March K A Duluth special oTho Dispa'ch say s. The jury In the iu;t of V. A. Strtitton of J jhnson City, Tenn., s. A. It. and E T M rritt, ct ul., bus ro- urned a verdict -.d (l ;:j u )0 for tho defend- its after being out twenty fi-ur hours. truton sued 'ui a notu t r M I'D, Indorse J or nccommoilatliiri by the Merrltts Th efendauts pleaded that they were enti led to t7j,0'j'j damaus on the grou.iJ ot fraud. The suit crow out Kentucky coal nd Mesitba Iron deal. It bring -dlcgod hat hiratton slated he owned 5'-),0 L acres coal land, when he owned nono. fchortly aftvr the ven.ict was rendcrod warrant tor grand lai jeny ualust trat- on. which was swoni out vini days go, was put In tho l...:id of a detective nd Stratum was ari 'nt.'d at the pald ng house, lie was exceedingly surprised. Strut ton Is well to do. CLObE CALL FOR; A. CHICAGOAN Mn From Whom II Von 330 Attain pU to Murder lluu. KortTHPOKT, Wash.. March 10 Harry Finnich. a Chicago traveling talesinnn. had a narrow csl-upo from death Friday night. Finnia won f lj' p.aying craps In Timothy Vi g, l's p.nal I u j house This Ijroka Vogel, who ptt-fiiaded Finnich to nter a disreputable place As soon ns hey were Inside Vogel drew his levolver and told Finnich that i' tho money was not returned ho would kill him. Finnich grubbed VoltcI jtut In tlmo to prevent a bullet ctiter.ng his heart. The ball passed through his hand und plowed a furrow In his cheek - Finnich drew his revolver and hover d chats were exchanged without effect. Vogel w us urres'.'ed ond )dged In Jail. There 1s strong talk of lynching him, t ut the Jail U being care ully guarded. Finnich has tho reputa ion of being an nll-aruuml athlete, better kuown in tho east as the "Ariiansus Kid. fclttriiiciit by a balVittiuuUU ST. Lolis, March 10 General French tho chief ofHeer for tho Salvation army for six western states has Just returned homo from New York whither ho was called on urmy business. Ho says tho withdrawal of Hallington liooth will have no perceptible- titct on tho army, which will remain loyl almost to a man to General liooth. Every soldier In fet. Louis, ho nays, will remain loyal to tho army and to tho old gon ral. S far only ono corps, that of Sea Cliff, N. J., uud only ono olllcer, Major Glen, has joined the now movement. IlllooU 1'reM Actociution. CniCAGo, March 10. All the editors and their wives who havo been attending the session of tho Illinois Press association arengiint homo. The bcssion wound un at this Lexington hot d with tho clco tion of tho following cTU crs: President, C. M. Tinner. Gazet'v, Virginia; vice president. W. F. 11 -ck, Tims, Gluey; seo- ond vice president, Ueoruo . Dicus, ucg istcr, llochidle; third v -o presidenr, b W. Ke-slncir, Monitor, yitchfl -Id; secre tary. J. M. Pa?v I'emocrat, Jerseyville; treasurer, M. t). Walsh, Herald, Harvard Ouli-t I lay at Frankfort. FRANiii-oi;r. Ky., March 10 Tho Joint assembly convened promptly nt 13 o clock Saturday und evervihuig passed off onletlv. The call of tho roll showoll il members present, ni-c -ssary to n cnoloo 67. The ltepublicatis voted for ylo. Piinuliat. I'm r voted for Pet tit. Tlu b il lot resulted: 1 Hackbut n, hi; Carlisle. n.,vli Ci: Pet tit. 1: liucknor. 1. The chair announced that us no ono hud ro ceived a Majority of the votes c ist there had been no t lection Lpon motion the asscmlly udjotirned. Will Advance lp tho Ml. Cairo, March 10 Tlm advanced of the nritisii Ku'votiau troons from ady Haifa un tho Nile uiun Uongola will bo (Mimiu-iif-t'd without delay, iiecording to statements made in semi olli.lal circles hero. Tho Coiinaught rangers havo nl- r..,.1s l,w.n firilirid to lu V-ll.ill.l. 1110 f if '.if Kail;.iDiiti ends Sutulnv und then. It Is thought, tho uervisiie win cause trouble and march northward. Much anxiety Is felt rnd military authorities have been in eoiisuaati n till nay. Father O'Grudy Iusana. Cincinnati, O., March 10 Tho court ?.itnrdav adiuilced Father Domlnlck O'Urady Insane und lin was committed to L')iig View u-ylum. He is not expected to live long and will never bo tried for the ..wti,,n il murder of M irv Gilinartiu t-. v.vir nr i Ho becanu intlmato with the beautiful c rl In Ireland. They camo to this country to'eiher. Whon she at ...... nt.,. l m i'i-r. u.vav from him he nur sued her und murdered her on the street In this city. Tailor Strike at Chlcaiio. Chicago. March 10. The striking tal lors and cutters Saturday morning held a A.,i.rn,nm vlih the men who recently camo to Chicago to take the pla -es made vacant by the wais-iut oi mo union men. 'i i fn.... nt heiuloaarters. lUj Madison street, were crowded till morning and t !v..ii. n stated that M.Oju men were out and that it would take Ave days to notify every one, wnen j.ueuiiu-n ana wo men would then no out. Intrrnntlmiiil 1 arnii-r' Institute. WatkhtoWS. Wis.. March 10 The In ternatlon.il Instltuta Workers' asstK-la- tlon. to include all fanners institutes lu ... ITnln-d States and Canada, was formed Friday nt a convention attended i. it iKtii nr.! workers from many western Btates. O. C. Gregg, siipernitendent of tho Minnesota institute wa elected presi dent, und C. W. Taylor, superintendent of tho work in iSeuraa, wasci,oen see rctary-treasurer. struck Oil la Kan. Kansas CITY. March 10 A rpeclal to Tho Star from Hrownson says that the Standard Oil company s pr .specs armors struck a fl w of oil near th it place Satur day which promisi t bj the richest yet f.mnd In Kansas .mu ii rx reineni ex lii in niuisenilellee. Oih. r wells will bo sunk Immcul.itely Fekln Fartlf Hoy a TJUtlllery. Omaha. Neb. March 10 Parties li In In Fekln. Ills., have purchased the Columbia distillery h. re-. Iiiq.iiry nt the distillery brought out the information that theplaut would resume operations Monday. Tiro In a Itowrry Thratra. New Voi;R. March 10. tier's llowery th !iir took ( re nt 4 t). ni ..lu: lay 1 lie r.BiiUr hnturd.iy matinee wus ill nronresa at the tlmo. Ii Is not known lEl'OHT 0FJ)UN & CO. There Is Lai 3 Hope but Little Actual Business. GOOD M'KIMi 1 KADL I.OOKKD F01U 5loeiiiru tm .Mai.-riaU ud la Maauttct urea Are IHiTeieitt Kesults of lnade quale Coiituiuptlon and Comblaatloas f elt C otton Good Ml Slowly, Notwltb ituiidiu Kt-eeut Heduetlon lu I'rloee Alarket tor Wheat Weaker. New Voi.k., M;uch 18 It G. Duo & Co.'s Weekly Hevivw of Trade Buys: Waiting U btdl the rule. Large hope tut little actual business explains tha trength of some markets and tho weak- ess of other The fouling that the pring of lHim ought to bring larger busi ness will sidli e to meet expenses all tha season If the larger business does not come It Is especially noteworthy that prices of materiuls have varied differently from prices of manufactured products, al though in nu.st cises the advance last fall was commence! by extraordinary uplift ing of price for materials. Thus cotton Is ? 9 per cent, higher than a year ago. but cotton goods average only 10.7 per cent. Wool 1 but 5 3 per cent higher than a year n'O. but woolen goods are, on tho whole, ubout 4 per cent, lower. Pi Iron Is only 17 percent higher than It was a yeur a-ro, while tl.iished product oi Iron nd steel average 4j pvr cent, higher. Iron Ktitclis Accumulate. The output of i'it iron March 1 eras I 18 i.Csi, tun wuc&ly, against lift, 699 Feb. but tie j unsold stock has risen tons during t lie past month, or 17,411 weekly, and tho unsold stock of the great steel companies are not Included. There i reason to b. lievo that actual con uiiu)i ion is still at least 10 per cent. mailer than tho production of pig Iron, nnd the price of Uosseiner at Pittsburg has again di-i lined slightly to 112.25, with execution il! largo sale even below that ure. Prices ot finished products are not qu ital ly lower although all markets are week in tone. The Industry is wait lng for a larger demand, which It Is hoped may soon come to clear away the accumu atiou of surplus stocks. Of tho minor metal, copper is In moderato demand at 11 Vi cents, an 1 tliero Is more movement n tin at 13 i rent, while lead la slightly wenker ut !Ui. Tin plates are weak. In part because of little itumnnd, but Amer ican licsi'imr It; Hx.U full wvlgnt, are quoted ut 3 7i Against Id W for similar foreign brands Cotton UimhI Hull Slowly, Aluminum rolling Ingot ure now offer- e 1 at 6 rents imt jxtund in ton lots, the harnessing ot Niagara having reduced the co-t of ihis m-'tal for the world. Cotton goods sell loAly notwithstanding recent dtictioiis in nrlees, nnd the enormous ncjuniuia'.iou ot unsold stocks causes ap r.rehonsl n in m my quarters. In woolens the dei'iati I i-. very largely for low grade iriKils. and tl Tee competition affects the nrlees of the 'M-tter trradus materially. In clay wo. st ; -ds the manufacture has been so far overdone that the stoppage of some of the most important w orks Is considered not Improbable I he gro.it neod of a more ctTt't tive law to prevent under valua tions of Import Is now realized by all par ties. S:ih-s of wool at the three chlet mar kets are tin xm ailest In five years, and for two weeks have been only tt,6S3X) pounds, of which 3.:W.i.2 K) were domestic, against H.521.5H) last year, of which 6, 180,800 were domestic und 12,017.078 In ltfttt, of which D.3 10. 423 were domestic. Price are still maintained, w ith decrease In Australian supplies. Weaker Market for Wheal. The market for wheat 1 we iker, with no better reason than the government re nort of wheat in farmers' hands, which Is altogether out of keeping w;in ne gov eminent estimate n year ago, and yet Is .1. .1.1 , ... n.. n.m.lv fkl-f-f.l'f. Western recclp's still exceed last year's, and for two week havo Doon f.&H.O'Jj Dusneia, against 3,630,713 last year, while the At- lontlc exports, flour Included, this week area little smaller than a year ago, and for two week are 2.9J1.0J7 bushels, ftTiiinst, a 571. 152 last year. Corn Is a shad j firmer, without apparent reason und cotton maintained l-16th. although the prospect of the yield this year Is at least as irood as It no oeen at any ume. Failures for tho week havo been 3.811,773, against f 1,04. 053 last year, and 13,278.292 In 1S94. Manufacturing were o.wio. asalnst ?7S3 23i last ye ir. and trading were f3.0U5.5tM. ng.ilnst ISU7i0oh last year, Failure for tha week havo been Sou In the United States, against 200 last year, nnd sixty In Canada, against fifty-seven last year Twenty-One Year for Marder. Chicago, March 10. Twenty-ono years In tho penitentiary 1 the punishment awarded Walter Dobbins for the murder of Joseph Miller. The Jury In Judge Horton'B court, after being out all night, returned Its verdict to thl effect Satur- urday morning. Dobbins Is but IS years of aire nnd Oct. t'4 last nt 93 North Lin coin street shot and killed Joseph Miller. In defense Dobbins claimed that Miller was attacking his (Dobbins ) mother. Fire at Loulsvtlt. Louisville, Ky., March 18. Fire at U o'clock Friday night destroyed the retail dry go)J store of K. 11. Nugent, 5 4 Fourth avenue, one of the oldest In the eitv. The loss on stock will be H33,0K), with 75.iAK) to ftiO.OOv) insurance. The bulldini. a thro.vstory brick structure, wm valued at 125,0 K) The fire started In the basement from a defective heater. Miort and Wanted to Die. QCINLAN, Tex, Match 18.-J. H.Cooke, postmaster and president of the Qulnlan Mercantile company of this place made in unsuccessful attempt at filicide ty fakinir morphine. Tlu cause I hi short- nue In his pittifflje accounts. Nearly 10.000 1 missing His friends are doing all they ran to help him replace th miss tug money. Oil Cau fciplode with fatal Result. Wichita, Kan.. Maro.i 18 MU Katie Winkle, a pr nnitietit young lady of Peck. twelve in le outh of thi clty.was burned t idea'h by the explosion of an oil can Mrs. Mt vera, a lady who irhnl to ave her, was als burned ho badly that little hopes i.f h. r recovery are er.te 1 .lined A hin-d hand w.i lu palnfuliy burned 1'egtlUt Convicted of latilangkter. MiI.WAl.KkK M i ca 10 -r rrnk Ivnui. II p'.ll'.IS ., Wl. Fill IV 11 it MHVIlt.il lf ma niaut2 liter iie kuU-1 L 'tt.s ehmkitf WOMAN K.LLER AT WORK. U tlaya Oaa Woand Twm Other 4 Tbea Couiiult Suicide. BKSTOJf UaEBuu, Mich., March In. MIsb Gertrude Dalley, residing with bet parent near this city, wu murdered at her noma Friday by her Jilted lover, Archie belaeger, who had been formerly employed on tha Dalley farm, lie left there several weeks ago to return to his home In IlllnoU. Friday morning ho ar rived In Henton Harbor from Chicago to visit tha girl. On arriving at the home of Miss ballsy, he waa refused admission, wheu he btioam enraged, and forcing his way Into the houati, he Immediately drew hit revolver and shot Miss Gertrude through the heart, killing her lnUutitly. Not satisfied with this deed he turned the weapon upon the dying girl's sister, and shot her through the neck, tnniotlng serious wound. At this Juncture the mother of thu two girl entered the room, only to be shot at by the lover. The ball passed through the mother hand. Young Uelanger then went a short distance from the bouse, where he again employed the weapon In taking his own life, and he was later found dead with a bullet In his brain, A note requesting that he be burled by the side of Mis Gertrude was also found near the body. Marder and Suicide at Yorker. N. T. NEW YOBS, March 18. -Alexander Ne- mettly, a butcher of Yonker. murdered his step-daughter, Mary Tlttlownky, Sat urday, and then killed himself. Nemettly tired of his wife and sought to win her daughter, who was but 15 years old. The girl repulsed hi advance and Informed her mother of tho man s conduct. Sat urday he seized Mary as she was prepar ing to leave the house, and placing' a re volver ajralnsl her left breast, fired a bul- let through bet; bear. TkjniJie turned the weapon npon . iilinaall od fired two shots, dying id mtuw ailnuToeVV MENELIK SHOWS HIS ARMY. Oae H Dad red Thooaaod Traop March Pl Italian Officer. Rome, March 18. Dispatches from Mas- sowah say that King Menelik ha review ed his troops In the presence of Major Salsa, the Italian oflloer who went to the Abyssinian camp to obtain permission to bury the bodies of tho Italians killed in kMPKBOB MEN I UK. the battle at Adowa. The dispatches ay that 100 000 well-orroed Abyinlan troops marched past In good order King Mene lik also showed Major Salsa his stores of ammunition and provisions, the Italians having, some time ago, been under the be lief that the AbyInlan were short of supplies. In fact, It is said that this was one of the reason which prompted Gen eral Baratlerl to make hi ditaatrou ad vance upon Tlgre. muggier Com to Grief, New York, March 18 Among the pas- sen gors who arrived on the steamer Saale at Hoboken Friday were Leon Relchln his wife and baby. The man's bulging Docket attracted the attention of tho customs inspectors and he was searched, valuable srold watches were I ..a""'"" found secreted In different parts of hi clothing. His wife In the meant me had gone with her Infant to Mayer s hotcL Inspectors followed and searched her bagg ige without result. The Infant's un derclothlng attracted their attention, however, and upon being undone were found to be lined with gold watohee. twelve In all. Keichln waa arrested Indiana la a Good ea-Doa. BEAITORT. S, C, March 18. On the trip from Hampton Heads to this port, wher she will be docked, the battleship Indiana ran into a srale at a o'clock Wednesduy I afternoon. The wind continued to flow I at a terrific rate, at times assuming the nronortlons of a hurricane. The waves ran blffh. but the snip proven nerseii a BDlendld seavboat and was handled with ease. Captalu Kvans expresses nimaeu as greatly delighted with her performance In the storm. Some water went below caused by loose hatches, which It is Btated are the results of firing the lJ-incn gun fore and aft for the board of Inspectors. Forcer Sentenced to Frtswa. Bostom, March 18 Harry M. Fowls of Newton, the defaulting bttokkeeper of the Shenard & Morse Lumber company here was Friday senumced to state prison for not more than seven years nor less than four year. H wa Indicted upon twenty two counts for forging Indorsements of checks extending from November. 1333. to Janu iry, 1W. and It Is estimated that ne secured 147,500, which be spent in extrava gant livlng; l'road Against Indecent roeter. DowsClTT. Ia, March 18 The Dow City Epworth league ha comuienood crueaila airalnat Inde'jent theatrical p i ra an.l a dnloiratlon of the member of the organization ha creattMl much ei elteinent by tearing down th advertise ment of a company blued to appear the town. The manager of th tmupu threaten to nrosecute the offenders, and an IntoresUng legal fight I In prospect Dr. UtMeU Heard rem. NEW YORK, March 18.-Frlends of Dr tlenry LaMott, assistant surgeon In the United Futes navy, who was reported missing from the Hrooklyn navy yard since Monday last, called at ponce neau quarters In Hrooklyn and stated that the mUflnff man had oeen near irom iy tele rams from Huntington, L. I., where bs was detained by sudden lllne. Tm rrve a ritclivd Hattla. MADRID, March 1ft. Dispatches re ceived hei-r from Havana says that the Spanish forces In Cuba are U-tng conoon traUsl in the pmvlnoo of M itanta tn or l der to compel the Imurgaut to eugig lu a pltehed iMitua. STUDENTS IN A FIGHT. Wild Time at an Oratorical Con test at . Indianapolis. Previous loth Appearance of tha Orator Duller College lioy Brought Out au Cmbrella Uearlug th Letter -Botler oo Top" and a Iliot nad Which Wa stopped by tho I'ollce After Good Deal of Trouble Thro Uoy Hart. IXDIASAFOLIS, March 18. The twenty- econd annual contest of the Indiana tate Oratorical association was held at English's Opera house Friday night. Tb theatre was packed to the top gallery with students and friends from the six college whose representatives took part the contest. A special Vandalla train from Grecncastls brought 421 Depauw tudents Butler college at Irvington was present almost to a man. Several carloads came from Wabash college at Crawfordsvllle, Franklin college, and from the Quaker Institution at Earlhani. There wus also a carload from Hanover on the banks of the Ohio. The speaker n whose efforts centered great Interest was Mis Gertrude Simmons, the Sioux ndlan girl from Earlham, and she was cheered by a large delegation of students of both sexes. The state university wa not a contestant this year, but Its quar tette furnished the only music during the evening. Bedlam Breaks Loom. For a half hour previous to th appear ance of the college orators on the platform the opera house was turned into bedlam by the delegate from . different college trying to drown out the rival delegations with their college yell nnd song. But ler Btudents had secured the upper top toxes and stretched wire on which they ran out big cartoons representing the dif ferent college. I hese inuamed the dil fcreut delegations until it finally resulted n a s udent riot in tho ce iter aisle, when liutler ran out her own c irtoon claiming precedence over all the Ktor colleges. A great unbrella bearing th- letter. "Duller on top," wa run out, and by throwing up canes it was caught und pulled Uown by the Franklin delegat.cn. instantly there was a rush down tlu aisle and the umbrella was speedily In rags. The But ler boys sent their rush Into the thickest to recapture the emblem, Tho jam looked ike a football crap. Men climbed over head and walked on shoulder to get to the center, and a squad of police, on hand to prevent a riot, had no h jv to got any here near the tight. Threatened with Arret. After several minutes the blueeoats fought through the mass of halr-pulling students and secured the handle of the umbrella, all tha: remain -d. Threatened arrests quieted the belligerents, and when the Kcv. C. N. slmms of the .Meriaen Street Methodist church came on the stage to pray the house was fairly com posed. Three students were Dadly hurt by being thrown ngatust the chairs, ine excitement continued the rest of the night among the students. When tho contest got started each speaker had to stand on the platform and look silly while his college friend sang a song or delivered a series of yells In bis honor. At midnight tha judges decision was an nounced as follows: T. N. Ewlng, De Pauw, first; Miss Gertrude Simmons, Earlham, second; El ward Clark. Butler, third. Bell of N abash, Bowman of Hanover, and Shuh of Franklin were next In order. Miss Simmons received first place from two of the Judges In doll vory. but fell behind on her oration, she wa the only natural orator in the contest. Eleven Students Espelled. Washington. Ia., March 18. Wash ington academy expellod elevou student Friday for removing all the chair from the chnpel to the cellar lat Wednesday. The Janitor cuught ono of the boys and had him arrested. He confessed and gave the name of the other students. Nearly all are seniors, an.l their expulsion leave only ono boy in the graduating class. Il is the first t.me in the history of tha school that nuy student have been ex pelled Student Burn a pwnih Flag. ALLI.STOW.N. Pa. March !. One hun dred students of Muhlenberg college par ticipated at ini.lniuhl in n anti-Spanish demonstration. 1 hey paraded the college corridors and cumpus unslng patrtofe songs nnd ch -crin. cn.Uti by bumlnir a Spanii.li II tg ind hauling General Wcy ler Hi illlry. Speed. e were made ex prcMtinj yiupat.iv ita tho Cuban caue r irMt Clnr.iln, Neb. . LlNCuLN, March 10 Fuo broke out la the wholesale and retail millinery estab lishment of M. Ackermnti & Co. Satuc day morning and raged fiercely for over two hours The entire department wa called out. The building i in the heart of tho business district and adjoining structures were threatened. The Acker man Btock Is practically a total loss. The fire originated in the basement and worked through to the first floor and totally ruined the stock on that floor. It was confined to the Ackorman building, and the loss will bo over tW.lXU. Insured for f-4'J.O u rrrlhhed In th Flame. CENTERVILLE, III., March 10. Ralph, aged 2J year, son of Willis nnd Clara Carney, met with a horrible death Friday by burning Tho mother wa visiting at a neighbor's, and In returning saw smoke In the room. Calling to the child she failed to receive a response. She then started to hunt tho child and on entering the bedroom found it dead under a bed. where it had crawled. Lima. O., March 16. Tho residence of George Tldd was destroyed by fire and his 9-yeamdd lioy was roasted alive and an other fatally burned. Shot by a Ieputy Sheriff. Morris, Ills.. March 16 Ole II. Norem was Saturday shot at his country home In Saratogo by Deputy Sher.ff Drnzy and will probaoly die for the bultet en tered hi bowel, and It Is thought pene trated a kidney. Friday an officer wont out to the place to evict htm. but wa met with resistance and It became necessary for three officers to go out tt capture Norem Saturday. The. result wa diu trou, a stated riual Srtlleiix-at Made. LITTLE Utx K. Ark., -March Id. A final settlement of the bondsmen of W. K. Woodruff, the def lulling stsle treasurer, who were sued by the st .to, ha been made In tho Pulaski chancery court. The bondsmen who mado the seltienieot num bered Uitcoo. Putw son, N. J, to bo hanged April . that saiy casualty ensued. Id May la-.t Ui a pr sj llht.