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EY EYENING NEW Calumet, Houghton County, Michigan. Monday. March 23. 1896. No. 111. EE 1 TM Our Strong Points: The finest grades of Men's. Boys' and Children's Clothing. The best assortment of fine Stiff and Soft Hats. The largest display of fine Shoes, for Men and Boys. The handsomest line of fine Dress and Negligee Shirts. The latest in Collars, Cuffs, Gloves. Ho siery, Neckwear, and everything in Gentle men's Furnishings. ED HAAS & CO. o ave Lost Any -W- 1 A H irouna iinyunngr Anything to Exchange? Do You Want f f if Help? A Situation? To Sell Anything? To Buy Anything? To Rent a House? If so, the Want Column of The Is the Place To Advertise. The Cheapest Means J 9 Of reaching the Most People $ Quickest Time. 5 t' . h JOB WORK . (ji fj) NeaUy and Promptly Executed. &j You . ci thin? 11 O It. (I d ft News He Makes Great CJ.iims for the Pccplo's Party. xsimn: in: run won uuiHimrx i 1 Iib tlmum in of t!n N.itiiniil Executive C'oiiiKitttco of tht) 1', (,,!,', I'.u-ly :) lie llclieve ,U llio ,'Vrr.tiirli mid n .M.iJ irity nf Hi,. ilfi t nth Will Hi- I an a I Ijy tin- rni.i. lug t li.inii. in 1 1 i ( 1 1 1 1 . Sr Ldfis March .'.i Ji mill Wi-t 10 Tautv- neck, cliainn hi of the nation i'. cxeea'ivo Committee of tin! Pcup'o's party wlm his jut ret urn d from the Hutchinson. Kan., convention, sajd in :ui Interview: "I believe we will carry noxi fall nil thu territories an. I a majority of the states of tho south ami west Colorado Montana, Idaho, Xi v.nl i. Wyoming. Utah. 0:v0'i.u. II. U. TAL'ULN tCII. Washington. California. Kansas, Ne braska, t he two Dakota, an I I believe I own. Wo have a joo l lighting chance 'n Missouri -and are certain of sweeping Texas, ami will carry every congressional district In thu latti-r stito, with tin? pos sible except inn of three. Southern States Counted On. "Ill the south we will tarry, without question, Alabama, Georgia, nml North ami South Carolina. If the union of forces between the silver udvorutes uml ourselves is as harmonious as every thing now imilcate! it will he, wo expect to capture all the states sout h of the Oliio niul l'otomau rivers, with the p issiblo ex ception of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tenne-iee, whero tho llht will bo bu tween us and the llepuMieans. This would leave the K publicans sixteen 6tates cast of tho Mississippi and north of tho Potomac nnd Ohio, without taking the candidates into the calculation lit till. Wheii. tlva .Mellon. il co:ivi4itlu . of.-tkii People's piny and of tin' national silver par.y ass m'.do In St. Louis, fpeakiiiK as cliairbiau ofth" lormer. I assure you that every effort consistent with parly honor and every concession not inwdvin a do part u ro from principles will bo made to form a coalition lvt.w--:i t he two organi zations Srlfilion r Candid. ilea. C.indidati S f .r fli-t and second places on the presidential ticket will bo selected with reference to their nmhty to iiraw votes from all the reform parties in the country and from tho tlis,;iii?,tlod anions the members of the two cia parties as well. Whether our candidate lur presi dent will be Stewart or Tillmnu or Came ron I ntn not prepared to i.v. Jones of Nevada Is out of the question, liecauso lie is not a native of the United Mates. My individual belief is that our candidate will eome from l ho west or south. Tho neonlo distrust a m in from the cast While our d. clarat Ion l party principles will involve an enpioi 'H on other is hues, the liiiiinci.il plank will form tho broadest and big .'est part . f our pl.itforin. We demand the free an I unlimiteil coin h .o of both cold and silver, at the ralto of pi to 1, independent of tho action of any other nation." DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. Two Mm Iimtmitly Killi'd mil llorrilily M.iolea in Slar Intnl. I3altimoi;k. March '.'3 A special dis patch to Th- News from Kllie. tt City, says; A tcrtillo dynimiti explosion oo curred here .Saturday resulting in tli mani-lin and killing cx-Tax Collector John Clavijett of Howard county, and Willi.iins. colored, einnl yed on ttio .n-iuliiii' work of the Kdiuonson nvenui, Catonsvillo and Kllicott Cdy Kkctric rjillr.i.itl S.i irrf.nt was tho CotlellSshni that do7.Cll ,.f nin.li.vv iii iienr-bv dwellings were broken and men who were p issing aioiii? tho road fifty yards distant were thrown to tho uround and badly stunned liood In n Hum her of h tores iu tho town were thrown from tho shelves and several win dows in tho town hall were shattered. Got ft ltesplte fr n Wifk. Houston-. Tex . March 3. Tho jrov ..riinr Interfered with tho double haninpc net for Friday at (Jeorir 'town by rcspitliu Matt Mootry. AH uuiy was iian-u 1. ,.....v..r nml before tho fatal drop h. made n confession that no nan nereioioro sworn t a lie; that Mootry had killed Andrew l'eckry. .Mootry wm no nan'-ii next Friday, as It is not imoiy uio gov crnor will Interioro atfaiu aner imuj con fessed. Akhliind Wllket !sit.l for 1 (,((. WiriitTA. Kan.. March CU. Ashland W.lUes. tlio famous dro of John 11. Gen try, was sold ,,?rj ',"r'lky ftt l"'vato (HI lo to J I' . M'Olt Ci I lA'i.HKioii. ny., i,i iv k) ensli. Mr. Scott Is tho man who dcvclofK-d tho pecd In John U. Gentry u.ii.i Mm n few weeks uo In New Y.uk for a K'd u!ii Ashland tf"L' to tho came county In Kentucky wher 1'alcheii ilkes now is. ll ink ttobbery t Mailt lr. III. vuvTic. March Si Tho N'iantlo bank was entered by bursars Friday iiljrhtand r..lh..d of t;.lo. Stringers who canui Into town Friday evening nro supposed tj havo oommltted tho crlmo. 1). II. CiiTP 'ol's horses wcio stolen, evidently by tho burK'lars to i.iako their cso.ipa. Mors Mirrnulrrs lllnwlf. TirflN, O., March 23 John M.ks, who hot his divorced wife and her msler aim then dolled arret, kept the othVl.iU at b;.y .11 ihi hut in tl:e u nrnln; suinudorea M.nstdf nnd has Uvn i.roulH hero from Ulriclor. It isnow ihouiht that both the m - vA Vv r' women may recover. WANT RtV. BnOWN TO RESIGN. inn tho cent tr liet. S.vs- 1- eli I'lliletci lO I vy tU ' cliai the li. i lilies of tho oj,p..-..t ion to R v f t rtcl anew an ef- iiiiirbten.i. c Ih C () Iirwn h , ort ta depuj tie- p hi-.,' f tlie First Con- prei'ionil clrirch A in-ctitu -'f tin irisliiuiuis ( j .);,,. i t. I).-. ISrowu was held Frnl iy niiif. 1'! ins were discuss 'J ir hcciiriuj; a pea. ..hi to ask Dr. ISrowu to resi.vfi: his mini-.' ry. Tl: :y did not aj)- roveof tli.i vndi i, and did not ihink that Dr. Ur. w:i -!in;!d p:c.i.h ilex S in day or any oih-r Miaday. A vote was ikon on th ? Bii-'ji -uon tint I).1 Il.i,iv;i h"Uld leave tli j riini-frv U.l f the nieiiil eis a:d i IilL he Mil tut he!. eve in nd.n,' a p '.stiferous t-h.f) to a ilc.iu irt." Mrs f 'o.iper mad i a i ee eh m U li ilf of tho Fir-i Cjtur",iational churcli und tpoko i.f i lie work it had done in the field of Christianity, but sho thought great si ar had been -'.ici d upon It by the manner m which tho i.eop'.o reioived I)r, Irown lat Wedncsdav As the obi jet of tho meeting was to a :t for the best w.d faro of tho church.l'i isj present decided it would be judicious to take tho opinion of as many of the t liuic'i members possi- le iu regard to Dr !!r-.vii Tu meeting resolved its -If imo a cm: u.ttee of the whdj to ji m I out t!i- LT ii rii op.nior. lint exists in tho church ivardiiu Ur. lirown THE VZNE2UCLAN DISPUTE New M.tt. rii.l Which Will lie fumed Over lo tlie CoiniiiiS-.l'iii, WAtlMNt; Tun. M ireii J.J Tho latest mail from La (iu lyara contains tho long cr.pectel addition to thecal .if V.-nezuela It will bo laid be'oro tho Venezuelan boundary coinnilssioti. Tho work was undertaken at Caracas by a volunteer commission whoso wrviccs were accepted by tho Von z i lau p overn moat, and which collected all ci thoni iterml acoes- feiblo In Venezuela' bearinj; upon the boundary dispute. Too in itt.?r so far col- ectei wiis dispatched promptly by tiio homo government to Us minister hero. Scnor And rale, an I while th do luaiontS' themselves am now In New York, the ad vance mail has brought to Wa.hinitoii cotnpl. to list of t he papers comprised In the llrt installment. There are thirtv-tW'i copies of orL'iiial manuscript records in the lor, but these. ufier all, are of secondary importance In comparison with tho 1 rjxe number of maps and charts that have been withered to sustain tho Venezuela case. In this lirst lot of matter th to are no less than sixty 8iieh maps, and la addition thorn are referem cs to almost t wice as many add' tional charts that ma be readily obtained This More (f material will be turned to the Venezuelan commission loon as it eon lie pur In or ler. CONVICT ACCUSLD OF MURDER. aid to UaVK Killed I ilwaril Ilewell in In (Han Tei rilory. Nrw Yov.'z. M uc;. -J. W. de.Ar moud, .ll is Charles Kic a rather quiot looking you iif man, wiio has just com pleted two years ami six months' impris onment in h K :i is county penitentiary, Uruoklyn, for coiiniei f 'it inr. has b.vu re arrested at that prison on a charuo ot mur der. F.dwnrl 11 .Weil, a wealthy cat'le dealer iu I'ickeiis cunty, I T., was colled to the door of his house th nitfht ol jan. u. 18.H. ami r,ix men wh confronted him detuaii 1c I his monev, which he refused to nivo them. He was imnte liately rid dled with bullets an I the murderers then rilled his pockets and s n ked the house The men who committed this crime arc said lo have been Frank Join-., alias Frank Snmk; Will Drill-en. J W. do Armotid, and three others. J.nies .m l Shuck wore captured and lvnclico Do Armotid escaped to Louis. aa i. nn I th ) three other men were arrested an I dealt witli aeeoruitu to law. Uice denies th.v; hu name is Do Ar motid REPUDIATES THE LETTERS. Joliu Hays Hammond Misrii'"cntiil by American ep;ier. Joil.NMUl l.'ii. Mai oh "J3 The Dirf-p-rs News it ii ii ounces that John Hays Hammond, the American enirinoer nnd member of th - n form -commit tee. now on trial, repudiates letters which have Ap peared in Aimrican newspapers purport itiirtoemaii.de from him and ten of the reform committee prisoners. A fresh outcry is belu.r raised njrtinst tho alleged Americanizing of the Hand by the minimi magnates, who, It apjienrs. havo adopted the method of placing ma tluuery orders in the United States lu stead of Knland It Is pointed out that directors of Enjzllsh mining companies uro also directors of American machinery companies. Watch I'sctnry to Closf, WaM'H AM. Mass., Mure li '.3 Immedi ately following tho tioitlement of the strike iu tho American Watch company's factory, announced Friday, conies notice from Iho management that tho factory will be closed until further notice. This created considerable excitement, bat it is thought it will cause no particular dis turbance. Manau'er Filch says that this step has been taken iu or ler to secure a more equii able division of tho work, some departments bein j able o to faster than ethers M ImlUll for it MU-IiIkaii Man. Vosiihuvil.l K. Mich, March T John MoMahon, a farmer living near t his place, has received a letter that his brother, Timothy, recently died in Australia-, leaving f,("";) to his brotV-rs. John nnd Michael, and to his sister, who re- ides near Hanover. The Me' 1. hons are now in straightened ciicumsta i es. John left Ireland sixty years ao, no I nothing vva heard floul li I '11 till tiei.s of his dca! h came. (liner! Neil Dew's HirfhJuy. I'olciLAM'. Me. March '.-l General Ne.il Dow celebrated the tf-'d anniversary of his birth at his homo in this city Fit d iv Tlieio was no formal nbcrv nice of the event Congratulatory tehvraii'S .mi., from nil nans of th eoiiutiy, also cabh'jranH from Holland. General I) iv .till retails oerleelly his wonderful rieor an 1 is In eooudeto P 's 'sslon of all Ins faeu'ti' s. li.sti ueifil for Minion. WatkiikiN. N Y. M ireh i'3 John T. Mott of O.wej ' an I Hewitt C. Middle toll i f W.iiertown eic S it illday ch 's.Ml to rc le-eiil il'.e lv ii!l:e iii-i of the 'I wen ty-fooith c ' i ;i,'sin:i il ti:tilet In the n.s t lol'.al i on v ii ion at St. Louis. 1 li -v were iiistru tvd lor Morton or tho presi dency. Farewell in London to Mr. and Mrs. Booth-Tucker. C()M.MAMrK STATUS HIS I'LAXS. !y l iln ml O.T. r lit- llpr to Induct) list litilitou ll.n.th In Itftiiru to the lold Whut Mr. Ilootli-l lit ker Says or the Outlook A I-uiRrt tintlierintf of KmIva tion Army OllWr MiouU " inloiy, Vic lory" an llm Tinln Lruve the Matiou. Lomkjx, March C3 Thero was a lari:t patherinpr of incmbcrs of tho Salvation Army at Waterloo railway station Satur day to bid farewell to Mr. and Mrs. IJooth-TiK ker, who s ill for New York from Southampton by tho American line steamship St. L inls, in order to ussumo j --'fs' 4 4m 1 . 1 u . m w' V COMMAMjKI! AKO MRS. HO(iTfI-Tf( Ktti. Command of the "forces" tin re. The crowd of Salvationists, however, was wholly coinponed of ooieers. At 9 o'clock Mr. and Mrs 15 mt h Tucker, with their two children and Maj ir Milan and Sister Felice of the Italian Salvation Army, wliD Rto ii ei ompanyiii; the Il ioth-Tuckers to the I'uited Slates, arrived at tho rail road station and vcro warmly greeted by their fellow workers. Cri-wl l lii-f In 1'rayrr. Coiiimaiid -r Jl .oi li-Tuckcr, in an Inter view at the station, said: "Our plan, piimaiiiy. Is this: Wo hope to Induce Uaiiiiiiou Hioth to return to tho fold and will make him most lib eral i If rs. Failing in this, wo have n Ri-o i b lief in the llieiein y of prayer and shall labor with him in a prayerful spirit. We have (iiv.it hopes in his sister's tnllii cnee. as he is very loud of her and this may i r. vail with him and induce hl'u to come hack t the j.'eneral's side Should ho continue obdurate. I do not believe it Will jjr.'atly ii If cr I in army in Ain-rica. " Mrs Hoiith- I'ueker, wiio is n tall, at tract iv woman, w.th lafir trray eyes and who speaks In a softly modulated voice, said. "1 shall try lo induce my brother and sj ter lo ivmiiii w ith the rest of tho family and I hive 'r. a. h p -s of beln able to ncco.i'!)l.-h tlii-. U- i:.; suasion und prayer." hat Mrs. lliit.lli-1 neker Says. Mrs. Hoot It Tucker was iiked if she had nnv reu'iit information which would tend t ia lie.iuf 1 1. it H illiiu'toii 11 10th was likely to reco isnler Ins anion, an I she ro Loi.i-1 tin itely. no. It Is liaru, now ever, to pl.-ol wiCi any one when sepa rated by :;,o 1 1 miles of ocean " Shortly b fore the train left Waterloo station (i-.i'i il itio'li arriveii, cntcrea the ciri i'e in which Mr. and Mr. Hooth- I'i'ek t were seated and conversed pirii'stl,- with !iis diuxhter. As Hu train started nli the Salvationists ro- moved tlieir li its an I shouted "Victory." Yict.n v." The t'.-n nil kissel both his s m and daughter ia I sprang upon the platform. Then he formed his h in Is Into u trumpet nnd sin, in d. "Hemetnber my tne-siifo U America." The (ii'in-r.il Hi lo esses ('.infS Ji-nca. The a -neral. in the course of an inter view after the depart uro of tho liootn Tuckers for Southampton, remarked: My message to Amorica was a simple one: 'l'eaue ami jfoou win. Whv u ho was asked If ho thought lial tin-ton Ho Ui would return to the army, tho (rener.il replied: "I am absolutely confident he will." lie was then usked why was he was so confident, and ha un iwered: Oil account of my prayer." 'Will the split allcct your plans," was the next iiuenilon. 'N '," replied tho general. "My army is constantly increasing in power. Anier lea is a (,'reat t ountry, but there are many benihied, wounded minis there whom wo hone lo save. 1 believj my son and Jautcliter effort will bo crowned witli success. Will He Culled "Volunteers" Only. N'KW York. March -3. Tho uamo of Halliuton Hooth's new religious organl zalion has been eh illicd flolil vioil I Aniericm Volunteers to tho "Volun tecrs " Mr. M iot li iiecuie.l to urop ma words "God ' and "American" from tho iiiiine at the siuestion of friends. KG. H. Martz. who published tho War Cry un til last week, Is to assume charge of tho olli-ial orifan of the "Volunteers." A name for the publlcat ion has not ns yet been decided upon. Millikru Not Guilty. WAMllSoloX, March 23 Tho Jury In tho enso of Hcnjamlu H. Mdliken, the TcniiessceHn whose trial on charges of hou o Lreaking with intent to commit rape on Miss Lieiti ude Phillips, daughier of i x-Solieitt General Phillips, has been n tonic of ahs irbnu' Interest in Washing Ion this weel brought In a verdict of no euiltv Sit un. iv an.l Milliken received tho i.imraiulatio,i9 oi his friends on his ac quittal. I til a I I ire In N-w York. kw Yoiiiv. Much i3 Five colored persons were .aimed early Saturday morn hit; in a lire t msed by tho explosion of I. mm at I.o West Twf nty-nixtli street Due of tin live, Mrs. Lucy Wiikitis, was fo b nliy bin ned about the face, neck and bands Unit s'n i died several hours later at. Hie New York hospital. The others nra sulTerin;; Uo.u burned hands and arms LKtln lly Ctorinl lo Death. 1'i.-im. v O T . March 3. North of i'eiry a ii-ve.r-t.dd boy of John Dawe was k'uretl to cath by a vicious cow. Tho b iv had bet n mi-sing from the houso for i... v. -r.il hours. Uimmi Investigation ho was tnnnd in a post urn deed with his fll ir;iil torn out. Nearby stood a Cof lies' horns were cov. red with tho boy Hoot. 4 oiiii'i-rfeltrr l'lratls (luilly. ATI..tiTA. March '.'3 Tho trial of Goorg' W. D ie, toe noted counterfeiter In the I'niiiv States csmrt here, caino to iii o expect -l end S it ir lay by Dice nle.ioiug liU tiy l the sis-olid count of ti.elndietine.il, which rel.Ves to having isnii.Lt rfeit money. Soiilouco was d (cued. SINGLE CODt OF MORALS. Waalilu(ton Women Or.iuisa Ilia l'Ual HlamUrd I'urity CluU. Washington, March i.i A number uf young Women of Vushliigtou havo organ ized the Eou.il Standard Purity club Their object Is to establish a sitiglo cols of morals, equally binding upon men and women, nnd to protect their members from the visits of men of impure iivus Every member Is required t j sign tho f ol lowing pledgo: "1 solemnly uruiilse, hy the help or God, to hold tho law of purity as equally binding upon men and women and lo usj my utuioht efforts to obt-y the command Keep thysulf pure; to discountenance ltd fioarso lunguagu and Impurity in dress. In language and art, and to lend a help ing hand ullke to men und women, giving tho penitents of both sexes un equal chance of reform, so far us my assistance tthd iulhience ran do this." A method of ascertaining thu prtvato lives of young men has been devised r v rry young man wIiosj private life Is found to be impure will be blacklisted This blacklist will be lu tho hands of the xecutivo committee, the members will be Informed, und they ure pledged nvcr to receive tin attention of prison cu the blacklist. PEAR'. BRYAN'S HEAD Columbus, ).. Art.cuUlor Ihluhs lis Has It lo Ills l'iilou. CoiA MHl. ().. March 3 Chief uf Po lice Dictsch of Cincinnati has teen no tilled by G. V Wing, articulator of hu man skeletons for medical ttudents bi North Washington avenue, to send full description of Pearl llryan's head On Thursday morning early, while Wing was still In bed. a man who gave hfs name ns Colo brought a woman's head in a tin bucket to Wing's place. Tho back hair was braided, the front hair combed back and the color of tho hair, v hich is from fifteen to twenty inches lu length, Is a beautiful brown. The hair on th left side was matted to the head by blood. Wing's ouspicion was aroused that something wus wrong, for the reason that students do not present work in which blood Is a feature of tho subject. In ad dition, dry leaves were iu tho matted hair. The hend looked as though is had been buried or frozen. Tho man said h would cull for tho head In a day or two He seem to bo iu a great hurry nnd has not in heard from since. Mr. W ing, niter looking at the work in hand, decided not to articulate tho skull because ho be lieved there was something crooked about the case. NEWS FROM HAVANA Jleport of Haiti in U ttivti it Gnutl Msny Wttu Killt tl. Havana. March .: Lit ufenant Col onel Prances, In operitiug against Cay a- j abos, ur..vlnco of P.uar del llio, lirst opened tiro with his artillery upon the insurgents' p isitlou und then charged with tho bayonet und dtsloged the enemy, who left fourteen killed and retired with many wounded. Thirty-six horses be longing to the insurgents were also killed Tho troops lost seven men killed and ha.l three oUleers and forty-four privates wounded. Tho columns of troops commanded by General Linares and Colonels Sunrez, In clan, Sanchez and Kchevarria arrived Ir. tho vicinity of Cayajabos after the fighting was over Major Sirugeda. reconnoiter ing In the vicinity of Managua, this province, engaged tlie insurgents at Men oeil They were commanded by Lastra nnd were men who had recently joined the cause of llio Insurrection The Insur gents left several killed mi the Hold. DIVINE HEALER IN TROUBLE. lie alien lliuk A nested Clmrgetl with Ax km ii It Mini Mattery. Git AM) U.vrins. Mich, March 23 Di vine Healer Reuben Hin k was convicted In the police court 1-rlunyof assault and battery. The courtroom was crowded to overflowing and much interest was man ifested In tho proceedings. It was shown that when called to treat n woman, ac cording to tho dlvlno methods, ho took unwarranted liberties with her nnd called her pot names, ull of which she re nted. Duck was mi the stand In his own defense and explained that his conduct was innocent nnd customary, but the jury Convicted him. Ho is about 70 years old ami w as formerly an Adventist preacher. but thirty years ago started out as a di vine healer. One of the exhibits against hun was a eertlllcnto appointing C. A Gay of Muskegon his representative at that place und endowing him with power to euro the ti ftli. toil His home is lu North Dakota. lh'il or Hydrophobic. NA9HVII.LK, Ills., March V3 Adolph Zeigler. U years old, son of August Zelg ler, who resides near Hoyleton, was bitten by a dog with the rabies a week ago lat Sunday. The following day ho wns taken to Henucop, where a ni:ultoue, belonging to a Mr. Logan, was applied, and It ad hered to the wound twice. Lust Monday hydrophobia ympioms began to develop niul the news reached here Friday that tho boy died after intense suffering. His father, while subduing Mm, was Ultteii slightly in the hand, i ho wound was tin mediately cauterized. He ! fil I lie I'nssenger. PakkkusBI'ko. W Vi, March M. William Sprouso, fireman on the steamer King, was horribly burned rrid.iy, but by Ills heroism prevented an explosion and saved tho lives ot the passenger He blew iIT one Talvo and had turned the other when thu first ono blew out steam and hot water. Sprouso held to tho soeond, however, with tho scalding water and steam pouring over him until he had turned It off. He tell exhaustoa nearly blinded, nnd terribly burned. Il.tyard Has Nothing to Hay. Lonpon, March C3 Ambassador Hay ard received no special cable messages re garding the adoption by the house of rip Tcsentiitlves of tho resolution reported by the committee on foreign afislrs, ceusur lug htm for expressions in-eil In speeches Mr Hivard first rcud of thf vote of cen tum la the morning papers and refused to see newspaper men, declaring h had notion j tosav on tho subject. Ho wus vcrv b.isy ami mailed several long Uis patches to secretary Olnoy. THE DEATH RECORO. Pol i:T F.iw AUI K.Aitl t. f the Smitl. koni.ii. ,i. simile, iii Wiixhir.cton. Hi.iiiini s H ai.k. vi i-r.in ol the Uiuik 11 iwk wr. nt Piimri.se. Wis it hi: Of i' it ii oueer resident of Vir pi m i. li s llli'MAUM. M'i.Atis, for miny years chu f wi p-di.i. of Kaus.is Cny. TRADE D1SA1T0INT1NG Poor Showing Made X e First Guarter of 1896. IiniDSTIitKTVS WEEKLY REPORT. The l'uuuiilly Lnr( Nuiuber of Uuln lalluret Taking fUca louring th I'ast Hires I out li 1'roiulies to Make m Iter- rd s-lurp Decllno in Ki ports of Wheat lulliir .Markt tho Speculative fltua llou Public Out of the block Market. New YoHC. March 3 Bradstreet's says. General trade throughout tho United States for the first quarter of ltftd is disiippoitlng. When the improvement iu industrial and commercial lines be tween March and September, lo'JS, is re called, occurring as it did, two years after the panic of reasou would seem to have Let u behind the confidence that tho current calendar year would bring a general revival. Hut tho most favorable reports at this time are those which de clare tho volume of business only equal to, and a few instances in excess of, the like total one year ago. The fact that In terior merchants ure buying more freely In Missouri, Kansas. Oklahoma and parts of Nebraska, where tho snow and rain have prepared tho soil for the crops, con stitutes almost the one favorable an nouncement tor the week. In almost all other part of tho country, east of tho Mississippi, stormy weather has tended to check the volumo of business and still further restrict mercantile collections, which have now been exceptionally slow fur more than a month. My Make a Itecord. The unusually largo number of business failures taking placo during thu first quarter of the current year promises to m ike a record. The total for the current week throughout tho country is 3 or eighteen more than last week, forty-eight more than in the corresponding week of IVao; h'3 more than In the like week of lius ami ninety-eight morn than iu tho third v.eek of March, lSUd. There Is a , r utei'.no in tu; lit t-AjjtJi vi " iicjivv r our irc'"dfd as wheat) from both toasts of tho L niv...' States this week, the total amounting to only i."' 0U bushels, against .4)1,000 bushels last week, ss.VV 00 J bushels in the same week a year ago; 2.343.000 bu-hels in tho third week of March, lMi3 This Is tho smallest grand total of exports of wheat (with flour in cluded) sine the last week of January, Wx Kxports of Indian corn this week amounted to I.hW.KM bushels, against l,7uS.0ol) bushels last week, -ivSOOO bushels In i he week oiu year ago. nnd WJt.OO-j bushels three year ago. Week In Wall Street. Dullness, accjiupiniod by depression, hiss marked tho speculative situation this weik Transactions have been al most entirely professional, und tho mar ket as a whole, very narrow. Some liquidations ot loug holdings could, how ever, be travel, aad the trading clement on the stock exchange shows at times more or less vigor, although the increase of the short Interest resulting therefrom resultod in some covering und furnished the only support to prices that was at all in evidence Tne public is absolutely out of the stock market, nnd London's indif ference to und distrust of the speculative situation here is no less apparent than in the past. All departments there were, indeed, unsettled during the early days of tho week by the attitude of the French government in relation to England's policy iu Egypt, though by last Thursday this situation had improved suf ficiently for a bullish movement to assert itself there. No K fleet I'rodiiced. The interest in American stocks Is, however, of the smallest character, nnd though London bought late In the week It was in such trifling amounts that no effect was produced. The fact that for eign cxch.in.fo rates keep steadily below the gold export point docs not fall to at tract attention. Any beneficial effects on speculative sentiment are, however, off set by a ueiieial appreciation of tho faot that ihl" is the result of the hardening of the niouey mirket. The results of the poor business in many lines during ilw autumn and winter are iiU cropping out in tlie f tiii of failures Wall street, per haps, is i.iclni-I to exaggerate such elr cunisianc s .-in I to regard a general the conditions which affect nly particular local it or interests. N. vcrtheless, th? unfavorable impressions which undoubt edly exist in fin nici.il circles as to llu present outlook lor the business cmnm un ity necessarily affect the temper of specu lation an I eli. irk investim-nt. Mow Movement of Cora. Another i tetor of some importunes Is tho slow movement of com. Iho general unw illingne-n of farmers to sell at tlu present price reduces the tonnage ana profits ot western railro ids. and creates a sense of disappointment which la shown tu tho Inactive speculation in railroul shares generally, despite the evidence thai the new Joint Trutlio association Is work ing well, an 1 that the trunk lines and other roads are conducting competitive business with a minimum of rate cutting or friction. ;or is it possible to ignore the fact that tho approach of the presiden tial campaign has an unsettling effect and that tins neeling Is supplemented Of tne apparent venturcfomcness of the presont congress in regard to the country's for eign relations and its impotency when the finances and currency are at stake. Woiintu llraten by Itrnte. Clitc u.o, March 23 May Lamont was beaten into insensibility by a roan whom she designated as Hilly," Friday night In Monroe street, between Green and Ha' st e l. She was on her way to her home, when the man attacked her. Her left hip and two ribs were broken. Her faro was beaten Into a mass. She was taken to tho county hospital, where the doctors say sho will die. William Brown was arrested and locked up at the Ues- plains Street station. He says he mistook Ihe woman for another person effeuied him. who hit K.sploalon In a Mine. PtTTsuniu. March 3 An explosion occurred Saturday morning in tho lower coal shaft at Port Hoyal, ner West New ten, Pft. Two Injured men have bon taken from the shaft and two others. First Hiss Donnelly and Davis, the water boy, are still in the mine and supposed to be dead. They Are All for JlcKlnley. i?T. LoLi. March 23 At a meeting of the Republican stato central committee poll of the members showed that every onn pf the thirty-seven rtre,en vrM 'or" able to McKiulcy for first ohoice.