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Oi.D Vermont will soon send an agent to
Sweden to induce colonists from that coun
try to settle in the Green Mountain State.
Ouk new eight-inch. all-American gun.
just made at Watervliet. beats the world.
Its initial velocity was found to be 100
feet better than the best record of the same
class of Krupp guns.
Bob Tngeusoi.i, says that “nearly all
the joy of this earth is by the fireside.”
Some people say that in the next world
Bob will get all sorts of joy that he wants
and a little more.
Bismarck is seriously considering the
expediency of importing Chinamen to
work the farms. Emigration and mili
tary duty makes a great scarcity of farm
The London Chronicle's Berlin corres
pondent says that advices from Brazil by
mail report that the proclamation of the
Republic was received with enthusiasm in
all places where the German population
There is likely to be an exodus from
Canada pretty soon. The extradition
treaty recently negotiated makes emliezzle
ment an indictable crime. There,will Is'
a host of defaulters emigrating soon.
Where can they go to?
Illinois has an industrial training
school where city ls>ys are taken out into
the country and taught fanning. It
would take about three such institutions
to the square mile to counteract the at
tractions of the city to the country-bred
The question as to the arrangement of
the forty-two stars on die flag, is exciting
some attention. There is no prescribed
form. But the lest suggestion seems to j
be to place the thirteen in a circle, and the
added twenty-nine in a five pointed star
shape about the circle. There is room for
several artistic arrangements.
A Western inventor is endeavoring to
interest capital in his electrical magic
lantern for costing or reflecting advertise
ments on the dark clouds that often hang
low over a city. The inventor claims to
have secured contracts from several well
known firms for displaying their cards in
this manner. If the idea is fully develop
ed we may expect to see some very start
ling and grotesque effects.
Li I Tie action of the special House com
mittee of the Silcott theft gives ominous
indication of a tendency to evade responsi
bility and, if possible, find some means of
reimbursing the defrauded Representa
tives from the public treasury. Such a
course should net lie considered for a mo
ment. Those who favor it should read the
history of those who wore. responsible for
tln> (alary grab and learn wisdom. To
take one cent of the people’s money to
make up for private losses made possible
by the slovenly business methods of its
members would be nothing but bare theft,
and its iniquity would lie remembered
against even participant.
There seems a prospect that the United
States may conclude an extradition treaty
with England much broader than that
now in force, which will cut off the use of
Canada or our own country as an asylum
for embezzlers or others of that ilk who,
committing a crime in one country, seek
refuge in the other. The responsibility
for the fact that such an agreement was
not reached long since, rests principally
with the United States, the Canadians
having agu'n and again'shown their will
ingness to meet us more than half way
most recently in the Weldon act. The
substitution of legislative measures for
treaty agreements in such ciisci is always
The Mormon press has very little to say
about the ground of Judge Anderson's de
cision, so far as it is based upon the charge
that the Mormon church is a treasonable
organization. The doctrine of blood
atonement, however, comes in for lengthy
review. Judge Anderson, by his brave
exclusion of Mormon aliens from
citizenship, has delivered the most telling
blow that the priesthood has yet received.
The confiscation of church property gave
the leaders an opportunity to parade in
their old role of martyrs to the faith; but
to be piilored before the world as traitors
to government and as vulgar thugs is
another tiling. The decision has given a
boom to real estate at Salt Lake City.
Should (lie February elections be carried
by the gentiles, it will be considered
nothing short of the dawn of anew era.
kv i:it\ nom riii i' \m; to s\ i,i /.k.
The Paris correspondent of the New
York Herald ruble* his paper that 100,000
people are sick in that country with IJns
sl.tii influenza. The military sehool of St.
t'yr. tin l corps do bullet at the opera and
the clerks in the (treat shops have falhai
victims to the curious malady. Tin' Her
ald correspondent obtained the following
opinion fiom Hr. All*ert Koldn of the
Academic de Medicine: ‘ This is known
as ‘influenza, ’ or more commonly in
French as ‘la grippe.’ Five days ago 1
had my first case, and since then 1 have
treated at least twenty patients, Fnques
tionahly the epidemic will continue to
spread how far it is impossible to say
but the Herald may assure its readers that
there is no occasion for serious alarm. An
ordinary case of influenza is nothing
mo>e to lie dreaded than a seven* cold of a
week’s duration. The symptom- an* un
mistakable. Headache, pains in the eyes,
soreness all over the body, as if one had
been beaten, loss of apjietite, and a gen
eral sense of lassitude and discomfiture.
These general symptoms are apt to la* fol
lowed by various local troubles, such as
a bronchial attack, a cold in the head, sore
throat, diarrhea and sometime* by pleur
isy or pneumonia. The only real danger
is presented in the last two cases, which
can usually la* guarded against by proper
care. From three to eight days is the
average duration of the disease proper,
but its effects upon the system are compar
atively severe, so that several weeks more
are often needed for a full convalescence.
The Grand Huke Alexis, who was only ill
for a week, "ill probably require a month
before he feels himself again. As to the
cause, medical science to-day is practically
at a loss. We can. to be sure, tell the
public that it is due to the ravages of an
unknown microbe, but the public takes
only an indifferent interest in that fact.
Why the epidemic should sweep across
F.urope and then remain unknown for a
decade, is lieyond our power to explain.
The theory has Uvn advanced that influ
enza is the forerunner of cholera, but I re.
gvrd that as pure nonsense. It is true that
several times in the present century an in
fluenza epidemic has been closely followed
by a vi. itation of cholera. It is also (rue
that several..!imes in the same century
there has Uvn lot epidemic of influenza
with no cholera following, just us there
h.as been an epidemic of cholera with no
influenza preceding. The fact is that the
two diseases are so utterly dissimilar as to
make any such sequence all but impossi
ble. and any occassional instances of their
simultaneous appearance must be regard
ed as a mere coincidence with no deeper
significance.’ Another expert express,.,)
the opinion tint the disease was nothing
more nor less than dengue, which has raged
in various cities in this country.
THF LATEST TELEGRAMS.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Tuesday was ‘he eighty-second birth
day of the poet John Greenleaf Whitter.
At his own request he was permitted to
pass the day in privacy, friends retaining
from extending their congratulations in
The most enthusiastic meeting and torch
light procession seen at Key West for years
was held by 2,000 Cubans, who paraded in
honor of Senator Call's recent bill looking
to the independence of Cuba. The old ex
iles were wild with delight.
Petersburg, W. Va.—The guberna
torial contest committee Lias filed its re
port. the majority report in favor of seat
ing Fleming deni.), claiming tliat he has
over 200 majority, while the minority find
Goff frep.) elected by nearly the same
majority. Gov. Wilson wall call the
legislature immediately in extra session.
Des Moines, la. -Four of the principal
railroad companies of the state liave sub
mitted a oroposition to Gov. i.araliee to
obey the In ,y in full, the enforcement of
whu h by tha railroad commissioner lias
caused such lengthy litigation until 100
cases pending against the companies
for violation of the law,
San Francisco, Cal.—Advices from
Samoa by steamer Aiamanda, confirm the
report from London that Milietoa has been
formally recognized as king by representa
tives of the United States. Great Britain
and Germany. Tamaseses’ followers ex
pressed their willingness to acknowledge
liim and on the sth of December Malietoa’s
flag was hoisted and the United States
man-of-war Adams fired a salute, hut a
German war vessel, lying in the harbor,
failed to do so.
Tndoctors who attended the 'ate King
of Portugal during the last few weeks of
Ids illness presented bills for theic,services
amounting to nearly SIOO,OOO. One of
them demanded SI4,(XK> for ten visits,
another demanded §17,000 for fifteen,
while a third thought that SBO,OOO was not
too much to ask for his attendance at
eighteen consultations. Eventually the
new King succeeded in effecting a settle
ment of their claims by means of a lump
sum of §OO,OOO.
Salt Lake City.—City Marshal Solo
mon. County Recorder Cannon. Selectmen
Weiler, Brig and Hampton, all Mormon
officials have been arrested here. There
are six indictments against Solomon charg
ing the misappropriation of puVjl c funds,
and there are indictments against each of
the others, charging them with conspiracy.
They were released upon furnishing bonds
to secure their appearance in the district
Amksbury, Mass.—John Greenleaf
Whittier wishing to avoid a public cele
bration of his eighty-second birthday, left
Ids retreat at flak Knoll and came to A mes
bury, where gifts of flowers, letters of con
gratulations. etc., reached him from
friends far and wide, while a few intimate
friends greeted him personally. Por
traits of the poet were displayed in the
various business houses, and the town
donned its holiday attire in honor of the
FillES AND CASUALTIES.
Rochester, N. Y.--A thousand miners
at the Walstron and Adrian mines struck
Near Woodstock, Mil., a 16-year-old
Loy named I’otts accidently discharged a
shot-gun. instantly killing his little sister
and seriously wounding his mother.
New Yoke. —A special to The World
from Albany says the failure cf
Slit'fiieU .v Soiu, ut )kiusurtisg, one of the
oldest and best known paper concerns in
the county. is announced. Liabili
ties about $2,000,000. while no approxi
mate idea can lie obtained as tothe amount
of assets. Four other large concerns are
involved: .1. I. Preble A <’o.. New York;
Daniel Sloat A Cos., New York; the
Sangerties, and the Wabash Manufactur
ing ('o., ('hicago.
The cause of the failure is due to mis
management at the mills and in the manu
facturing part of the business. It is hinted
that several other firms are involved
which may lie expected to go down in the
K vukauna. Wis. A amkeman’s pres
ence of mind prevented a fearful disaster
on the Lake Shore road near Fort Wash
ington a few days ago. When four miles
out of “Port" the passenger engine slip
jied an eccentric and came ( a stop. A
(ii’aviiy loaded ore train, following close
after could not lie stopped, and would have
plunged into a sleejier full of passengers
but for the brakeman, who quickly threw
open a switch and put the flying ore train
on a side track, the sides of the ore-cars
grazing tin* rear platform of the sletqier.
T. M. Carr, of Kankauna. a brakeman on
the ore train, was thrown from a car as
the train switched and seriously injured.
Wi sKNBF.no, Colorado.- A freight
train on the Denver A Rio Grande road,
made up of two engines in front, twenty
two cars of cattle, ten freight cars, and a
caboose and engine in the rear, broke in
three parts four miles west of hero. The
middle section was without a brakeman.
The engines ran about three miles at the
rate of over & mile a minute, down grade.
I'he middle section of 24 cars overtook the
first section The first engine escaped but
the second engine was instantly over
whelmed in a great mass of flying wreckage
burying the engineer and fireman beneath
it. killing them instantly. Seven cars of
cattle and eighty oars of lumber were
piled up in the wreck and nearly all the
cattle were killed or horribly mangled.
Two brakemen were also severely injured.
C AHI.E FLASH ES.
Rome. A reports! deficiency of
‘2.i100,f100 lire ($400,000) was incurred
during the administration of the late syndic 1
of Home. I >uke Forlonia.
I!hi ssKKs. The Independence Beige de
clares that Portugal is resolved to adhere
vigorously to her pretensions regarding
Nyassalund. however menacing England's
attitude may become.
London Advices from Shang
hai are to the effect that several high of
ficials are implicated in a futile attempt to
assassinate the king of Corea, who is re
ported as desiring to abdicate in favor of
Wince M in-Yung-Gyik, and have been ex
iled to Hong Kong.
Paris, President Carnot is suffer
ing from an attack of influenza.
Owing to his illness and the fact that M.
Tirad. the prime minister. M. TV Frey
cenet the minister of war. M Spuller, the
minister of foreign affairs, and M. Frye,
the minister of agriculture, a.e suffering
from the same complaint, the cabinet
council which was to have been held today
Rio Janeiro. The executive decree
1 round gated Saturday Axes the date
of the general election for Septemlvr !•'.
and a meeting of the constitutional assem
bly for November 15. By the same decree
ex-Emperor IVm Peilro is banished from
Brazil together "bh the members of the
royal family. Viscount D'Ouro Preto
and his brother Carlos Alfon/e and
Senor Martino, governor of Rio Grande de
Suhr charged with treason as leader of the
movement for the secession of that, state,
is condemned to transportation.
The decree recalls and cancels the grant
of five million milreis to Dom Pedro and
suspends his allowance in the civil list
Venice. Robert Browning clung to life
tenaciously to believe that he was serious
i ly ill and decl iring that he was better un
til the last moment. He was taken sick
Nov. 27, but continued walking out in all
j kinds of weather, and attended the theater
as usual, until so weak as to be unable to
rise from the bed. Tributes of respect
\ It. i- > lieen numerous, and the funeral cort-
I ege yesterday was very large. The remains
will lie finally interred in Westminister
THE NATIONAL. CAPITAL..
The average age of members of the
I National House of Representatives is not
‘ more than 40 years.
I Secretary of Agriculture Jerer.iah
lowa County Democrat.
Rusk has become a great friend of the new
Congressman Enloe (Tenn.) has intro
duced a resolution calling on the secretary
of the interior for information in regard
to Tanner investigation and requesting
him to send a list of names of those who
rerated themselves and each other and in
form the house whether any reraters are
yet in government employ.
Secretary Windom is preparing a bill
for introduction at the present session of
congress which will carry out the plan
suggested in his annual report. The sec
retary as also busily engaged in compos
ing the proposed treasury note to be issued
upon the bullion deposits in the treasury,
the fact fiat the notes are to be redeemable
in a variety of ways making the wording
a complex matter to arrange.
Tip - President has transmitted to the
senate the extradition treaty with England
negotiated by Secretary Blaine _ and Sir
Julian Pauncefote. By its terms the num
ber of extraditable offenses is largely in
creased. the important addition being that
of embezzlement, so that if the treaty be
ratified Canada and the United States will
cease to exchange a class of undesirable
residents who have hitherto secured im
munity from punishment.
Washington.—The present congress
will son be asked to provide for
an increase in the compensation of railway
mail clerks. It is proposed that postal
clerks assigned to routes of from 150
to 200 miles shall receive §1.200 per
annum; on routes of from 800 to 850 miles,
$1,300; on trunk lines where the mail is
very heavy and the routes are from 400 to
500 miles and four clerks are required,
$1,500, $1,400. $1,300 and $1,200 respec
tively. There is also a provision in the
proposed bill which gives to the widow or
nearest relative of any railway mail clerk
who looses his life while in the service,
one year's pay at the rate received by the
Sioux City, lowa.—James Toohey,
who murdered Elmer E. Erwin, of this
city, at Covington. Sunday night, escaped
from jail at Dakota City and is still at
Rawlins, Wyo. The Rawlins and
White River stage was held up Satur
day night, fifty miles south of here, by two
masked men who took dd&O from the pas
sengers and all the registered mail.
Kansas City, Mo. -Miss Maud Cur
ran, who* has been supposed to be one of
the most faithful workers for the various
charitable associations of this city, has
been arrested for shoplifting. The po
lice found over SI,OOO worth of goods
stored in her residence.
Council Bluffs, lowa. —Two farmers
named Holman and Gill living in
Norwalk towship, nine miles northeast of
here, were neighbors and sworn friends.
Today Holman took a gun loaded with
buckshot and went over to Gill’s farm.
Meeting Gill he emptied both barrels into
his body. A terrible struggle then en
sued in which Gill in a last effort secured
the gun and sent it crashing through Hol
man's skull. Both men are so badly
wounded that it is expected they will not
Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Semite. —Sen. Sherman, from the com
mittee on foreign relations, reported a
joint resolution, extending to the first of
March, 1890, the time of the international
maritine conference. Passed. Sen. Plumb
offered a resolution (similar to that of last
session) to t.he Pti. tilt: r.alioud funding
Litis. Referred. Sen. Hoar introduced a,
bill to give jurisdiction in certain pension
cases to the district courts of the United
States. Referred. Sen Coke offered a
resolutitn calling on the attorney general
for information as to the attack on Jus
tice Field in California and the killing of
DavidS. Terry by Deputy Marshal Nagle.
Laid over until to-morrow. After execu
tive session the senate adjourned.
House. —Mr. McKinley, from the com
mittee on ways and means, reported a con
current resolution for a holiday recess from
December 21 unntil January 6. It was
agreed to. The speaker having laid be
fore the house a message from the presi
dent recommending that the limit of the
international marine conference be ex
tended tor two months, Mr. Hitt (111.), in
troduced a joint resolution extending that
authority until March 1, 1890. which was
passed. Under the call of states, the fol
lowing bills were introduced and referred:
To reduce the tobacco tax; to regulate
immigration and amend the naturaliza
tion laws; also to prohibit aliens from ac
quiring title to lands iiwthe United States:
to declare forfeited all unearned land
grants; to repeal pre-emption and timber
culture laws; to provide for a
graduated income tax; to tax trusts; to
prevent contraction of currency; to rbpeal
all laws requiring the accumulation of
gold for the redemption of treasury notes;
for the coinage of silver, to permit the
president to veto separate items in gener
al appropriation bills. Mr. Hiti —To pro
mote a commercial union with Canada.
Mr. Lawler To pay Col. John George
Ryan $100,(MX) damages. (He was arrest
ed charged with being John Surrat.) Also
appropriating SBOO,OOO to repair the post
office building at Chicago; also placing
letter-carriers who have served twenty
years on the retired listen half pay; also
to remove the tax of two cents per pound
on oleomargarine. Mr. W ilke- Declaring
it to be the sense of the house that the
commiitee on ways and means should re
port at an early day a plan and rate of
taxation bv which $180,000,000 shall be
raised annally on incomes and salaries in
excess of $5,00n. Mr. Holman -To pre
serve the purity of the electoral franchise.
Mr. Henderson (la.) To declare unlawful
trusts ami combinations in restraint of
trade ami production. Mr. Conger—De
fining lard and imposing a tax on the
manufacture, sale and importation, or
exportation of compounds of lard. Mr.
.Anderson (Kas.) Te create a postal tele
graph in the U. S.
Thtrsday, Dii'. 19th.
Si'mi te. Ctdlom introduced a Kill to pro- !
vide for celebrating the 400th anniversary I
of the discovery of America by an exposi- !
tion of arts, industry, manufacturers and ,
products in l v t ,- d. Sen. iteorge presented a |
bill to permit states to tax national bank
notes and United States notes. The res- |
olution offered yesterday calling for infer- !
niation as to the disposition of the lands]
of the military reservations relinquished ]
by the war department was agreed to. 1
The resolution offered yesterday by Sen.
Coke as to the attack on Justice Field in
California and the killing of Terry was re
ferred to the judiciary committee. The
senate then went into executive session,
after the doors were reopened, messages
were received from the bouse announcing
the deaths (during recess) of Representa
tive Laird. Townshehd and Cox. Resolu
tion expressive of regret were offered by
Senators Manderson. Cnllom and Kvarts
and agreed to; and a further mark of re
-poet to the deceased. Senate adjourned.
House.— The house concurrent resolu
tion for a holiday recc-s from Saturday
; next till Jan. t>th was presented and con
curml in. Among the bills presented and
i placed on the calendar was (>ne autnoriz
j mg the construction of a bridge across the
I Mississippi at or near the mouth of the
| Kansas river.
Friday. Dec. ‘3).
Smote.- The senate resolution extending
the thank- of congress to Chief Jastii >■
Fuller for the appropriate address delivered
by him on the occasion of the commemora
tion of the inauguration of Ueorge Wash
ington as the first president, was agreed
to. Mr. Morgan called up his joint resoiu
, tion recognizing the United States of
B.azil as a free, independent and sover
eign govenuent and spoke at length on
the subject. Mr Morgan declared the at
titude of the United States in resject to
all countries in the western hemisphere,
was a very distinct one. He coincides in
the declaration of Thomas Jefferson, that
it was the business and duty of the United
States, to proceed to make, to progress m
I making and ultimately to consummate
making the countries of the western hemi
aphere become republican institutions, and
MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27. 1889.
not the home of despotic institutions. If
I the empire was ever re-established, it
would be so against the Monroe doctrine
i and in spite of it. There was no reason
why congress should withhold its hand in
coming to the declaration proposed, and
placing it on the statue book letting the
world know that Brazil has friends who
are ready to stand by the principles of
their government. After a lengthy de
bate the resolution went over without de
House. — Representative Thompson (la.)
to-day introduced, by request, a bill author
izing the payment out of the colonization
fund a very adult colored person who may
desire to emigrate from America, SIOO for
passage and rations for sixty days and
one-half of the same amount to minors,
in all not to exceed one million dollars per
annnm. Representative Morrow (Gala)
to-day introduced in the house a bill pro
posing to require the superintendent of the
census to enumerate the Chinese population
in the United States and issue to each of
the Chinese a certificate, which wil' be
regarded as a sole evidence of their right
to remain in the United States, but shall
not be evidence of their right to enter the
country. Chinese without certificates 90
days after enumeration may be arrested,
convicted of illegal residence and sent
to their own country. Persons bringing
them to the United States shall be liable
for the costs. The bill carries an appro
priation of 8100,000 to give effect to its
Saturday, Dec. 21.
Senate. — Among the bills introduced
and referred was one by Mr. Hoar, to es
tablish a uniform system of bankruptcy
throughout the UnitedStetes. Mr. Plumb
offered a resolution, which was agreed to.
calling on the secretary of the interior for
a statement of the cause of withholding
patents for lands within the limits of the
Union Pacific land grant which are free
from all c'airns anil were not reserved at
the definite location of the road. On mo
tion of Mr. Hale, the senate bill to amend
the census act by making the maximum
pay of supervisors 81,000 instead of SSOO,
was taken up. and a letter from Mr. Por
ter, the superintendent, was read to show
the inadequacy of the compensation now
provided. Mr. Hale made a further ex
planation of the bill, in the course of which
lie promised that the eleventh census
would not be allowed to drag along as the
tenth one had done. Mr. Ingalls remarked
that the country would be glad to hear
from the chairman. Sen. Spooner offered
a substitute to Morgan’s resolution as to
be referred to the committee on foreign
relations. It declares the action of the
president, in according to the diplomatic
recognition to the present provisional gov
ernment of Brazil and instructing the
United States ministers to extend, on the
part of this government, a cordial and for
ma! recognition of the new republic, as
soon as the majority of the people of Brazil
should signify their assent to its establish
ment and maintenane, merited and re
ceived the unqualified approbation of con
gress. After the executive session the sen
ate adjourned until January 6th.
House.- The house adopted a resolution
requesting the treasurer of the United
States to receive the cash and assets in the
sergeant-at-arm’s office as a special deposit
until a further order of the house. Mr.
Cummings presented a petition from the
governor and citizens of New- Jersey for
the relief of Mrs. Delia Parnell. Referred.
Mr. McComas, from the committee on ap
propriations, reported the District of
Columbia appropriation bill, which was
ordered printed and re-committed. Mr.
Ilansbrough introduced a bill appropriat
ing $500,000 for the construction of locks
and dams on the Red river of the north,
Referred. Breckenridge (Ky.), called up
as special order, the resolution offered by
yesterday relative to turning over the
the assets in the sergaent-at-arm's office to
the present sergeant-at-arms. The Dis
trict of Columbia appropriation bill w-as
reported back and laid on the table for the
present. At his own request, Mr. Wike
(111.), was relieved from duty on the com
mittee of elections and Mr. Wilson (Me ),
w-as appointed to fill the vacancy. The
speaker then announced the standing and
select committees of the house. The
speaker also announced the appointment
of Messrs. Mason. Cogswell. Strubel, Tur
ner (Ga.), and Wilson (W. Va.), as a com
mittee to investigate the ballot box for
geries under the Bntterworth resolution.
Mr. Chaddle find.), resigned from the
committee on claims. The resignation
was accepted and the house adjourned un
til Monday, January 6th, 1890.
Washington, Dec. 21.—Speaker Reed
this morning announced the remainder of
the house committees. Wisconsin fares
well. Caswell is on the judiciary com
mittee and gets the chairmanship of
the private claims. Thomas secures the
war claims chairmanship. La Follette the
agricultural chairmanship, where he will be
near to Secretary Rusk; and Clark is given
a place on the rivers and harbors. The
principal committees are as follows:
Judiciary Ezra B. Taylor, Ohio: Stew
art. Vt.; Caswell. Wis.; Adams, 111.;
Buchanan, N. .T.; Thompson, Ohio; McCor
mick. Pa.; Sherman. N. J.; Reed, Iowa;
Culberson, Texas: Oates, Ala.; Rogers,
Ark,: Wilson, W. Va.; Henderson, N. C.;
Banking and Currency-—Dorsey. Neb.;
Conger, Iowa; Morrill, Kas.; Wilbur. N.
5 .: Arnold. R. 1.; Walker. Mass.; Wright,
Pa.; Evans. Tenn.; Dargau. X.C.: Covert.
N. Y.; Shively, hid.; Wike. 111.; Haynes,
Commerce—Baker, N. Y.; Mason, III.;
O'Neill. Pa.: Wickham. Ohio; Brown. Va.;
Lind, Minn.: Randall, Mass.; Stockbridge.
Jr.. Md.: Sweeney. lowa, Campbell. N.Y.;
Turner. Ga.; Phelan.Tenn.: O'Neail. Ind.;
Wilkinson. La.; Walker. Mo.
Coinage, Weights and Measures—Con
ger. Iowa; Wickham. Ohio: Walker. Mass.:
Carter. Mont.; Comstock, Minn.; Bartine.
Nev.: Knapp. X. Y.: Taylor. III.: Bland,
Mo.; Tracy. N. Y.; MutcheUr. Pa.; Wil
cox. Conn.: Williams. 111.; A. Joseph. N.H.
Rivers and Harbors —Henderson. 111.;
Grosvenor, Ohio; Hermann. Oregon: Bow
den. \ a.: Clark. Wis,: Stephenson. Mich.:
Moffit, X. A.; Townsend. Pa.; Niedrin
hans. Mo.; Blanchard. La.: Patchings.
Miss.: Gibson. Md.; Stewart. Tex.; Lester.
Ga.; Clarke. Ala.
Merchant Marine and Fisheries—J. M.
Farqnhar. N. Y.: Hogkins, 111.; Dingley.
Me.; Bingham. Pa.: Banks. Mass.; Clark.
Wis.: Wheeler. Mich.; Ewart. X. C.:
Cummings. X. A'.; Wheeler. Ala.; Wise.
A a.: Dibble, S. C.: Price. La.
The chairmen of the rest of the commit
tees are as follows; Agriculture. Funston. 1
of Kansas: foreign affairs, Hitt, of Illinois;
military affairs. Cutcheon. of Michigan;
naval affairs. Boatelle. of Maine; post
office. Bingham, of Pennsylvania; public
lands. Payson. of Illinois: Indian affairs:
Perkins, of Kansas; territories,Strnble. of
Iowa; railways and canals. McCormick, of
Pennsylvania: mints and mining. Carter,
of Montana; public buildings and
grounds. Milliken of Maine: Pacific rail
roads. Dalzell. of Pennsylvania; im
provement of Mississippi river. Burrows,
of Mich.; education. O Donnell, of Mich.:
lalxir. \\ ade, of Missouri; militia. Hend
erson, of Iowa; patents. Buttenrorth. of
Ohio; invalid pensions, Morrill, of Kas.;
iiensions, Delano, of N. A'.; claims, laud
caw. of X. A.: war claims. Thomas, of
Wisconsin; private land claims. Caswell,
of Wisconsin - District of Columbia. Grout,
of Vermont: revision of laws, Browne, of
Indiana; expenditures state department.
Scranton, of Pennsylvania; treasury de
partment. Atkinson, of Pennsylvania;
was department. Yardley. of Pennsylvania;
navy department. Sawyer, of New York;
postoffice department, Brower, of North
( arolina: interior department. Banks, of
Massachusetts; department of justice.
Sherman, of New York; department of
agriculture. La Follette, of Wisconsin;
public buildings. Flood, of New A'ork;
library O'Neill. of Pennsyl
vania: printing. Russell, of Connec
ticut; election of president and vice-pres
ident. Lodge, of Massachusetts; Eleventh
census. Dunned, of Minnesota; Indian
depredation claims. Hermann, of Oregon:
Reform in the civil service. Lehback. of
New Jersey: Ventilation and acoustics,
i Haugen, of Wisconsin; Alcoholic traffic,
| J. D. Tayior. of Ohio; Irrigation and arid
j lands, handover, of California: Iniraigra
| tion and navigation. Owen, of Indiana.
CRAZED BY FAMILY TROIBIE
Death of Elton Fay, of Janesville,
Wis., at New York.
The Cocaine Taken AVirh Suicidal In
tent Was Successful.
Unhappy Married Life Drove Him to
His Untimely End.
New York, Dec. 23.—Elton Fay died
in "the cells" at Bellevue hospital. Tester
day. Cocaine swallowed Saturday morn
; ing in the lodging-house at 108 'Bowery,
i killed him. From the first he positively
j refused to say why he swallowed the co
caine. but it seemed evident from his ema
ciated appearance and worn clothing and
from the many letters found in his coat
that his habits and family troubles had
caused him to commit suicide.
A few years ago the dead man was the
head of the drug firm of Fay A Horton, in
Janesville. Wis.. and about eight months
ago. after losing his business, he obtained
employment as a chemist with B. D. Bald
win & Cos., in Chicago. Subsequently he
came east and went to Aebnry Park. N. J..
where he was a clerk in Seelyea’s drug
store. When the season closed there he
came to New A’ork and vainly sought em
ployment, He was a clever chemist, but
he used cocaine as a stimulant and this
made it difficult for him to secure work.
As his money ran low he was compelled to
take lodgings in tfte Bowery. Then he
took the fatal dose Saturday. His monev
was gone and so were his friends, and wit
nesses say he seemed to welcome greedily
the large dose of twenty drops that was t
end his troubles.
Among Fay’s letters are the most pite
ous appeals from his mother and father
and his invalid wife, the former imploring
him to return to Janesville. All the wife’s
letters were from 112 North Academy
street Janesville. The first one is dated
August 8, 1889, and in it Mrs. Fay writes
“My Own Dear Husband: 1 have
settled that Fogg matter to my satisfac
tion and at your mother’s door I lay the
blame. A\ ould you uphold my mother in
betraying a daughter-in-law for a stran
ger’s benefit? A’our letter was balm to an
envious wife who hadn’t seen you
tor five months. lam as near a wreck in
health as I can be, and it does seem as
though your folks could at least let me
alone. 1 was gaining splendidly when
this came to throw me back worse than
before. Now if you are sorry for the un
manly part you have taken I, am willing
to forgive and try to make'you better in
In subsequent letters Mrs. Fay bitterly
upbraids her husband for not writing to
her. Mrs. Fay’s letters are written in a
smooth round hand. There are others in
a shaky character from the dead man’s
mother dated at Edgerton. AV r is., in which
she begs him to come home.
Janesville, \\ is. Dec. 23.—The news
of the suicide of Elton A. Fay in New
Aork, was received with genuine sorrow
by the many friends of by-gone days here.
Fay was born here and was at one time
the senior partner in a prosperous drug
business. He was married in 1885 and had
a son, who died. .Tore recently he was
witn a Chicago perfumery house. His
next situation was a drug clerk with See
lyeas at Ashnry Park, when he became
one of the castaways in the big city—a
Bowery lodger with < fatal appetite' for
cococane. Fay A nfother ’Ses at Edgerton,
but his wife resides in this city.
Janesville, AYis.. Dec. 23. —John AY.
Carpenter, father of Mrs. Elton Fay, whose
husband suicided in New Atork, says there
was no domestic difficulty between them.
She received a letter from him from New
A’ork Thanksgiving day, stating he was
coming home, but she heard nothing from
him since. Fay’s father, Charles Fay, re
sides at Edgerton, this county. When the
news was broken to him last night, he
dropped insensible and has not recovered
consciousness yet. and most probably will
die. Fay s father was ex-chief justice of
A\ alworth county, AVis. His wife is nearly
crazed with grief.
Couflrniecl by (be Senate.
Washington, Dec. 20.—Among the
confirmations today were: Treasury, Asa
C. Matthews, of Illinois, first comptroller;
Benj. 1. Golkeson. of Pennyslvania. sec
ond comptroller. Postoffice' department,
A. J. W hittaker, of iilinos. deputy fourth
auditor; John K. Lynch, of Mississippi,
fourth auditor; Edward 0. Leech, of the
District of Columbia, director of the
mint. Collectors of internal revenue,
Daniel Hogan, thirteen, of Illinois. Julius
S. Starr, fifth, Illinois.
John Little, of Ohio. commissioner to
settle the Venzuelan claims.
Consuls—William H. Bradley, of Illi
nois, at Nice: Irving J. Manatt. of Ne
braska, at Athens; Samuel G. Rubey, of
lowa, at Belfast: Hiram J. Dunlaw, of Il
linois, at Breslau; Roger C. Spooner, of
Wisconsin, at Prague: Alexander J. Reed,
of Wisconsin, at Dublin: Walter E. Gard
ner. of Wisconsin, at Rotterdam.
Collector of Customs—John Mahood, at
Receivers of Public Moneys James I.
Stokes, at Grand Forks, Neb.; Robert E.
Carjienter. at Waterton, S. D.
Registers of Land Offices—Janies P.
Luse. Rapid City. S. D.; August Kirbusch.
AA 7 ausau. AA’is.; James McDowell, Huron.
Charles P. Lincoln, of Michigan, second
deputy commissioner of pensions.
Thomas. C. Mendenhall, of Indiana, su
perintend ,nt of the coast and geologic al
Also a large number of army and navy
WEALTH OF THE UNITED STATES.
Exceeds That of the World at Any Time
Before the Eighteenth Century.
New York.—The World has obtained
from the treasurer of each state the value
of property as assessed for taxation. The
census office of 1886 made a report of its
exhaustive and laborious inquiry into the
proiortions existing in each state let ween
taxed property and actual wealth, which
ranges between 25 per cent, in Illinois and
68 in Wyoming. The World’s report
shows an increase in taxable property of
$6,963,000,000. and an increase in actual
wealth of $18,662,000,000 since 18.su. The
total wealth is 861.459.1100.000. exclusive
of public property and $3 093.000,000 in
veste 1 and > wned abroa 1. The a s a e 1 val
ue of taxed property and our actual wealth
at different decades has been;
Ase-,-ecl Valor. Actual Wealth.
?• 2*7. KIS. 1 IS
i** l 14<•!..-<•. 5i.an. 310. 0,
iste . .. .. 11.314T5rc.3w; SlOfr.-ils, TUT
I*U ld.Mi4W3.Stt tt.at4iGi.cMt
I*9 2s.Ti9.oop.nnu si.moou.cno
The wealth of the United States now
exceeds the total wealth of the whole world
at any time previous to the middle of the
eighteenth century, and the amount in
vested abroad is alone equal to the national
wealth of Portugal and Denmark. The
total wealth of only five nations is equal
to the mere increa.se of the United States
in the last nine years.
Claim* Fart of HaotinsK. Neb.
Hastinu- Neb. —Interesting, develop
ments are looked for in the Elizabeth Kin
nan claim involving a one-eighth intere-t
in the original town -ite of the city <-f
Hastings. In 1*76. when the town-site
company dissolved, a proper division of the
property was made to the various owners.
Ed Huiiert of Lincoln has been looking
up the records and discovers that while
lire-. Kinnan. one of the cwners in toe
town-site company, was fully indemnified,
no monnaJ transfer was ever made of her
one-eighth interest. Hulbert purchased the
supposed right and is now endeavoring to
exact from property- . wners 825 a lot for
a quit-qjaim deed. A mass meeting of
p-r'perty-ow ners to-day declared the claim
a barefaced attempt of robbery. They will
organize and contest the claim. Tb • land
comprise# the bet residence peart of the
f Berlin, Dec. 21. (Copyright 89, by the
New York Associated PYesS' The emperor
; has been so ill as to be compelled to keep
i his bed since Thursday, lie arose for the
I first time today and received official re
ports. His malady was catarrah with
fever and a provoked recurrence of the old
trouble with his ear. The trouble ori
ginated in a cold caught while the em
peror watched the effect of a night alarm
in the garrison at Potsdam,
one of his military amusements being
to test the rapidity with which
the various regiments can be turned out at
an unexpected moment. But that is not
his majesty’s only amusement. At field
inanoeuvers at Bornestedt a regiment of
cavalry was suddenly ordered to advance
at fall gallop. It rode belter skelter down
the badly lighted streets of Potsdam. S une
horees were killed and several towns
people were ridden down and badly hurt .
For many days now. the attention of the
foreign office has been centered upon de
velopments in Brazil, and the threatened
fontre esup in Portugal. Long daily des
patches from Lisbon and Madrid have
confirmed the intelligence recently given
in this letter, that Portugal is likely to
follow the example set by Brazil.
The government here shares the uneasi
ness felt in every chancellory in Europe.
If Portugal takes the first movement, the
Portugese republic w ill, it is believed, lie
the signal for a rising in Spain, and this
to be followed by agitation in Italy, and a
general upheaval of social forces through
In regard to the disput between Eng
land and Portugal over African posses
sions Bismarck, according to a report
afloat in ministerial circles, has written to
Salisbury, expressing a hope that nothing
be done to humiliate the Portugese minis
try in view of the imperial catastrophe in
Brazil and the position of the monarchy
in Portugal, face to face with similar
forces to those that cast down Dom Pedro.
An article in the Nation Zeitnng indicates
that Bismarck favors English claims in
this difference between powers. This is
tine chiefly to the intimate relations of
the courts and general concurrence in
Advices received at Hamburg from the
province of Rio Grande Do Sul. in Brazil,
are entirely contrary to the opinion that
the German colonies desire protection of
fatherland. They appear hopeful that the
federated republic wilt increase in general
prosperity. Official world here is disap
The miner’s strike still remains unset
tled. The directors sent out placards to
day proclaiming that all men who would
not return to their v'ork by Monday, w ill
be treated as having rejected the terms of
fered them. Anarchists from Belgium
have been inciting the men to refuse the
terms. Many police agents from here
have been sent through all the districts
where the trouble is to watch the opera
tions of this anarchist propaganda
Count Von Moltke, who was ill with in
fluenza has had a relapse and is down with
Von Zastrow, under-secretary of state
for the interior, died suddenly today.
Lisbon. Dec. 21.—The minister of
foreign affairs. Gomes, summoned the
members of the cabinet to consider the
the note of Lord Salisbury. Owing to the
urgency of the matter, Portugal’s reply,
which will V>e of an amicable nature, will
be telegraphed London to-night.
t Al’Tl 11KI) SOCIETY.
It I* Ouite rash tollable In Boston Society
Boston. Dec. 21. —The spread of the in
fluenza epidemic among all classes in Bos
ton is daily becoming more noticeable.
Forty-thre# policemen ire reported sick
with the influenza. Quite a number of
firemen are unable to attend fires from the
same cause. The malady is prevalent
among railroad and bank clerks, which is
by some theorists attributed to the hand
ling of infected tickets by the former and
infected money by the latter. Many post
office employes have also been attacked,
and foreign mails are looked upon with
suspicion. Both types of the disease known
to physicians seem to be prevalent in Bos
BESIEGI N <i ( LEVELAN 1 >.
Every Concern in the Country Wants Ahi
New York, Dec. 21.—A solicitor for
aid in behalf of the womens’ hospital in
this city called upon ex-President Cleve
land today and informed him that his
name as one of the contributors to the sup
port of the hospital would be excellent
help to that institution. Mr. Cleveland
said that all other applicants used the
same argument. He would like
to assist all worthy institu
tions but his finances would not allow
him to do so; he would consult
Airs. Cleveland about this particular re
quest. Then he added, significantly, “The
truth of the matter is the demands which
are constantly made upon me for aid are
so numerous and come from so many dif
ferent quarters that 1 have about made up
my mind to leave New York in order to
get away from these requests.”
APPROVED HIS ACTION.
Publication of an Official Fetter Calls Forth
Praise From Windom.
Washington, Dec. 21 .--Secretary Win
dom, in a letter to the collector of customs
at Detroit regarding the case of Mrs. Mc-
Callum, of Indianapola. Neb., arisingfrom
the unnecessary detention of herself and
baggage, says: “The department approves
of your method of communicating the re
sults of inquiry of complaints as being sub
stantial incompliance with the instructions
of the department and quite' satisfactory.
The early publication given to department
letters of which jou make mention, was
in harmony with the custom to permit
members of the press to inspect copies
of official letters deemed of public
interest, and under this rule the commu
nication addressed to you obtained publi
cation in advance of its receipt. But if
such practice were not existent its publi
carion prior to its receipt by you was jus
tifiable under particular circumstances of
the case, as an admonition to officers of cus
toms not only at your port but at other
jeorts throughout the country; that as ser
vants of the public, it is indispensable that
they shall at alt times and in al! places ex
ercise their functions with patience, dis
cretion and courtesy.”
KNOWN IN .lANESUILLE.
Elton Fay Attempts Saleble In a Cheap
New York Hotel.
New A’ork. Deo. 21.—Elton Fay, a
chemist and an agent and a well known
perfume manufacturer in Chicago vas
taken to Bellevue hospital this morning,
from a cheap lodging house. He had
taken an overdose of cocaine. His physical
condition is horrible. It is supposed he at
tempted suicide. Previous to coming to
thi- city he was in good circumstances in
Chicago. His wife, who is said to lie
highly connected, is now living with her
friends at the pats-mai home of Elton Fay
at Janesville. Wis. Fay said he had also
taken twenty grains of the drug la-t Sun
day. Physicians say -nth a dose is
enough to kill a man.
WARRANT FOR PoWDERL'’.
I*ai a Judj'*' Alvi%e* a (on-table Not to
•Scranton. Pa.. Dec. 21. —A constable
from Westmoreland conntv m rived here
thi- .morning with a warrant fo* the arrest
of Air. Powderly. He requested an alder
man to ir.loree the warrant, so tout the ar
rest could be made, but upon examination
the alderman found *hat tire warrant con
tained no specific allegation-, making a
general charge of consjuiv'cy, and omitting
to alien** a -pe<iri' crime. The warrant
was held to be defective, ana the alderman
refused his indorseroent.
Latkk At the -ngge-tion of Alderman
Fuller, the constable submitteed the war
rant to Judge Archibald for examination.
The judge scanned it critally and advised
the constable not to attempt to make an
arrest upon it. Powderly has decided to
proceed against Callaghan for libel and
submitted all hi- correspondence with
Callaghan to his attorneys.
HENRY \Y. CRADY DEAD.
; One of the Most Brilliant Graters and
Editors in the United States.
A Alan AN hose Heart Was Wrapped
Up in the South.
Atlanta. Dec.'23.— Henry W. Grady
died of pneumonia at twenty minutes be
fore four this morning.
Atlanta. Ga.. Dec. 23. With per
haps a single exception Henry Woodfen
Grady was the best known editor in all
the southern states. He stood at the front
rank of American journalists and the pros
pect of none was brighter. His father
was a colonel in the confederate army,
and lost his life in battle when his son
was only 14 years old. Young Grady was
educated at the University of Georgia in
his native city, where he graduated at the
head of his class, and his studies were
afterward continued at the university of
Virginia. From the first Mr. Grady was
strongly attached to journalism, and on
leaving college, a lad of 19. he started a
daily paper on his own account at Rome,
Ga,. which failed of support. He moved
to Atlanta nml issued the Atlanta Herald,
and afterwards the Atlanta Courier, both
of which ventures proved unsuccessful.
His ready pen. however, found plenty of
employment. He wrote for the Atlanta
t onstitution. the Louisville Courier-Jour
nal. and other papers; and lames Gordon
Bennett, the elder, apnointed him Georgia
correspondent of the New York Herald, a
post which he held Kir six year A for
tunate speculation, it is said, ii abroad
stock, yielded him $20,000. wine, he very
w isely invested in a quarter interest in the
Atlanta Constitution. This interest, now
enormously enhanced, he still owned when
In the December following the Charles
ton catastrophe. Mr. Grady delivered an
address in New York at the'annual dinner
uf the New England Society on the New-
South. 'That speech was, and still is, ap
plauded all over the country, south as wet!
as north, .-uid helped to make its author
famous in remote localities where his name
had not heretofore been known. Mr.
Grady’s last public appearance was at the
recent dinner of the Boston Merchants’
club, where ho and ex-President Cleveland
played star parts. His thtme then was the
status of the negro in the south, and news
papers throughout the country are still
quoting from its ringing sentences and
commenting upon his stirring utterances
on that occasion.
The fatal illness was contracted by Mr.
Grady in Boston. It developed into ty
phoid pneumonia. Thursday the doctors
announced that his condition was danger
ous. Yesterday they stated that Provi
dence must lie looked to for a favorable
change. Mr. Grady's mother was called
from Athens. His wife and two children
were with him. Prayer was offered in all
the churches yesterday for Mr. Grady. In
the First Methodist Episcopal church last
night regular services w-ere suspended and
the entire congregation joined in prayer
for the sick man. From all parts of the
country came inquiries, and from
Europe several cablegrams w-ere
received, it is only ten years since he be
gan to attract attention. His rapid rise in
the affections and esteem of tiie people is
almost without parallel. He had for the
past five years been the soul of every pub
lic enterprise in the city. His message to
his mother in a conscious moment yester
dey was characteristic, "If I die,”said he,
”1 die serving the south, the land 1 love
so well. Father fell in battle for it. lam
proud to die talking for it.”
Mr. Grady w-as ill when he left Atlanta
for Boston to deliverthe speech recently
delivered there. He went contrary to the
advice of his physician, and returned quite
sick. Saturday his condition was very
serious and Sunday it was understood that
there was very little hope for his recovery.
The announcement that his death w r as
possible w-as a great shock to the
people, and the most intense interest was
felt. By half-past 10 o’clock last night he
began growing worse, and at 3 o'clock he
was said to be dying. At 3:30 he quietly
breathed his last. When daylight came
and the news of his death spread over the
city it created a sorrow never equalled here
before. The arrangements for the funeral
have not yet been made. Mr. Grady was
born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1851. and will
probably be buried there beside his father,
who was gallantly leading the Twenty
fifth North Carolina regiment when hew r as
killed. Mr. Grady leaves a widow and tw r o
Atlanta, Ga.. Dec. 23. — Messages of
condolence have been pouring in ail day
from the north and south. Ex-President
Cleveland telegraphs Mrs. Grady as fol
“Accept the heartfelt sympathy of one
who loved your husband for what he was
and for all he has done for his country.
Be assured that everywhere throughout
the land, warm hearts mourn with you in
your deep affliction and deplore the loss
the nation has sustained "
Gov. Hill, of New York York, tele
graphed as follows:
“I’lease convey Mrs. Grady my deep
est sympathy in tL. loss of her husband.
He was a noble and brilliant man for
whom 1 felt a warm friendship and the
highest respect. The entire north will
join with the south in lamenting the death
of one whose services in the obliteration of
sectional feeling have Iceen so distinguish
ed and patriotic.” Among other tele
grams were those from Samuel J. Randall.
Emory Speer. Roswell P. Flower. Patrick
A Collins and Clinton B. Fiske.
Boston, Dec. 23.- -Hon. P. A. Collins
when informed of Editor Grady's death,
said; “1 am stunned by the news. He
was, in ,ny judgment, the most brilliant
man in the United State*. He had all the
solid qualities, good judgment, a keen
perception of public needs, and high and
ardent patriotism. The republic may well
mourn the untimely taking off of a.s bril
liant and patriotic a man as ever sprung
from its soil.”
Johnathan A. Lane, president of the
Merchants’ association, whose guest Grady
was at their recent dinner, said: “Boston
will share in Atlanta's sorrow, for during
Grady'.- short stay in this city he made
many friends. 1 don't think that I ever
came in contact with a southern gentle
man who made such a pleasant impression
New York. Dec. 23.—The New Eng
land society celebrated tonight the anni
versary of the landing of the Pilgrim
Fathers and in speaking to the toast
“Unsolved problems” Mr. Dejew referred
to the death of Henry W. Grady. He
said: "\Ve forget all differences of opin
ion ami remember only his chivalry, pa
triotism and genius. He was the leader of
the new south and died in the great work
of impressing its marveious growth and
national aspirations upon the wil,ing ears
of the north. Hi- J -ath at this time at the
critical period of his removal forever from
ail misunderstandings and differences be
tween all section of the republic is a na
tional calamity.” There were many no
tab es pn sent.
Knd of the xnati(inai Cliicag# Time*
>ull Ci-Kditor WmL
Chicago. Dec. 23.— Guilty, with a pen
alty of five years in states prison and the
Daymen* of a one thousand dollar fine, was
the verdict returned to-night in Judge
OrinneH’s ’court again-t J. J. West, ex
editor of the Chicago Times. There was
tail little delay in reaching a verdict, only
rw., ballots being t<jren. The crime of
which West was convicted was the fraud
ulent overissue of the stock of the Times
company to the extent of 1.250 shares or
the equivalent of over $125,000 in money.
When the verdict was announced the de
fendant betrayed no great emotion. His
attorney, on the contrary, seemed pain
fully affected, and could hardly be heard
when entering the usual motion for anew
trial. Judge Grinnell stated he would dis
[,o*e of the motion on Jan. 2. Wert was,
released on his original bind of $15,000
until tomorrow morning, when the ques
tion of a new bond will be discussed.
Working h Mof Game.
Sprinc.kikiji, Mass.. Deo. 23 Two
confidonoo women hare lately victimized
the charitable inclined in towns on the
Boston .V Albany railroad, by soliciting
funds for a "needy old couple who have
lost their house and furniture by fire."
It is estimat 'd that they have already se
cured $2,000 in this way.
CmcAOO, IVc. 'XL Flour SU'jult ami mr
chaujged. Wheat—Lower: for I Verm
ber askofl: 7> s for seller Jaxmary askfel. SS for
seller Mar. Corn—Lower; S3 l % for seller IVcem
ber; SI for seller January; 3C l t for seller M*>.
Oats -Irregular: ‘A , tor seller LVi'amher; 20' s t;
for seller January: for staler May. live
—45^ 2 . Barley- Nominal. Prime timothy 1.25,
ix v Ni. 116 WMakwy, I*6ll Porte
Steady : 9,1 TV% for seller January . 9.4 > nominally
for seller March. 9.32'* for seller May. Lard
Steady; for seller January; .V97> for
seller March; 6.t>5 for s *ller May Shoulders
4.1X&4.25; short clear, s.tKVv£7 ‘V*; >hort rib*. 4tv\x
4.9i). Butter Quiet imd lower: creamery. IvV V;
dairy, Easy; fresh. UK* •XL Ohtvse
-Sieavly; full cream cMduiSld .
fancy youm* Americas, Cheddars, 7...-S
Hides and tallow Vnchaugeil.
Flour— Receipt*, 11,000: shipments, Xi, v*
Wheat—Receipts, 37,000; shipments, l,\iW.
Com—Receipts, 268,000; shipmenis. ,00ft.
Cats—Receipts, 139.000; shipments, 112,000.
Chicago, Dec. 23. The Drovers' Journal ra
ports: Cattle, receipts, S000: steady to 10 cents
higher; beeves, 2.90 v iV05; Stockers and feeders,
2.00(*j>3.00: cows, bulls and mixed. 1 XV.f2.90.
Receipts, 27,000: steady;s cents higher; mixed.
3.50(&3.ti5; heavy, H..VKjj.;U>7 l * ; lijjnt, o .VC, °.T\>.
Sheep-Receipts, 6,000; l>est, rtnnor; others
steady; natives,2.TSt&.’S.4o; western corn fni, 4.:>.\g£
IN A HAD WAY.
Influenza in Germany ami the National
Zeltuug Attacks Stanley.
Berlin, Dec. 23.- The intiuenzH epi
dfiuic is now spread over every part of
(Germany. The National Zeitung attacks
Stanley's statements in regard to Emin
I’asha. It says these statements somu to
he made with the intention of replying to
the reproach that Emin’s embarrassments
were caused in part by Stanley's appoar
anee and his determination to rescue one
who did not desire to be rescued. And
that Emin must be heard in his own de
fense before conclusions are reached.
Suicide of a Beaut ifit I Girt.
Los Akoki.ks. Dec. 23. Lucy Weiler,
the 16-year-old daughter of Prof. Bichard
Weiler, committed suicide Saturday by
swallowing chloroform. Her father is a
native of France, and was once one of the
editors of the Paris Temps and <mito
wealthy. He lost his fortune and came to
this city, where he gained a livelihood by
teaching languages. The girl was so de
spondent over the fall from wealth to pov
erty that she took her own life. She was
beautiful and highly educated. .
Killed By His Son-In-Law.
Buttk. Mont., Dec. 23. — John O’Neill
was shot and .silled by his son-in-law,
Wm Harris, Saturday night. O’Neill’s
wife left him a year ago, but returned
Saturday and went to Harris’ house
O’Neill went to the house and tried to shoot
her. Harris interfered, and was fired unon
by O’Neill, whereupon he shot O'Neill
twice. The coroners jury declared the
Asks Salisbury to Curb His Temper.
Lisbon, Dee. 23.—Portuguese Minister
of Toreign Affairs Homes, in reply to a
note of Lord Salisbury relative to the
movements of Major Pinto in Africa, says
the major did nothing to warrant the ac
cusations made against him. He did not
order the attack on the British flag, but
merely repulsed the hostile natives, among
whose baggage after the fight three Brit
ish flags were found. In conclusion,
Gomes asks Salisbury to await further in
formation concerning the affair before tak
ing any further action.
Kilrain at it Again.
Nnw Orleans, Dec. 23. Articles of
agreement were signed to-day by Jack Kil
rain and Felix Vauqnelin, for a six-rour.l
glove contest, Marquis of Queen sherry
rules, to take place in this city. Jan, PJ,
1890, for a purse of $2,000, of which the
winner gets $15,00 clear.
Change* on the Force.
Chicago, Dec. 23.—Chief #f Police
Hubbard was superseded in office tonight
byCapt. F. H. Marsh, who was United
States marshal of the northern district of
Illinois during President Cleveland’s term.
Hubbard was a hold-over from the admin
istration preceding that of Mayor Cregier.
He will, it is understood, he given a cap
A TRAGIC CHARIVARI PARTY.
Two of the Tormrnfprs Are Fatally Shot
Pout Townsend, Wash.- Two young
men named John Hall and John Graham,
aged 19 and 22 years, respectively, were
fatally wounded by Martin Phillips on
Lopez island, Washington. Phillips was
married a few days ago at Port Townsend
and left with his bride for his home. A
lasge crowd surrounded Phillips’ house
and began harassing the occupants with a
charivari. Phillips became enraged and
seizing a double-barreled shotgun he fired
into the crowd. The shot took effect on
Hall and Graham, 't he weapon was load
ed with slugs, several of which passed
through Hall’s body. Phillips b- under
arrest. He says he repeatedly warned the
crowd to leave, and threatened to shoot,
but the warning was not heeded, when
the fatally shooting occurred.
Lisbon. Deo. 20. A dispatch received
from Barbosa, the Brazilian minister, de
clares that the originators of the revolu
tion are all against the re-establishment of
slavery, and no planters approving of slav
ery had any part in the revolution. There
are. he says, no military ambitions or as
pira ions in the movement, which aims
only to secure civil liberty and reform the
Fear Klet in Oklahoma City.
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 20. —A Topeka.
Kas., special to the Journal says, the U. S.
deputy marshal received today from the
chief deputy of Oklahoma City the foil *w
ing telegram; “Telegraph (Jol. Snyder to
have troops assist deputies and patrol this
town tonight. Answer immediately."
A dispatch was sent at once to Col. Sny
der. commander of the U. S. troops in
Oklahoma. No explanation of the trouble
With the compliments of the season. w
find on our table a very attractive little
volume which contains very many useful
items of information, beside- the novelty
of a large collection of autographs of
prominent men. and also humor and rhyme
well illustrated. A special attraction is
its offer of "Free Music," which offer is
set forth therein. The little book i- the
annual St. Jacob’s Oil Calendar for 1->9-90,
which is in every way as g'od as the best
published in this line, ano is gotten out in
the interest of The Great Remedy for Pain,
St. Jacobs Oil, and the othe.- valuable spe
cifics for the cure of disease which The
Charles A. Vooklek Cos.. Baltimore.
\fd.. the publishers and proprietors, have
maced on the market. These great rem
edies are by reputation standard- in trade.
The book is to be found at druggists and
dealers, for free distribution, or. it can be
■iad by sending a two-cent stamp to the
The Wilkesbarre magistrate who. last
fhureday. came down from the bench and
unmercifully thumped a wifebeater vho
had been brought Indore him. preferred to
administer "justice rather than law.
Buffalo Conner „ -
Death of B. H. Day.
New Yoke. Dec. 21.—8. H. Day. who
founded the New York Sun and printed it*
first copy in 1836, died today, aged 80
JUST A SOCIAL ENCOUNTER
Fight Between Join Smith and Slav in
Ended in a Draw,
The White Liver*! Flunky Uaa no
Disgraceful Vet* of Smith’s Friends at
the King Side.
Bki •—Ki s. IVv 23. The fight between
Jem Smith, of England, and Frank Slavin,
the Vustrelian champion, was fought this
morning in private grounds situated three
miles from Bruges. There was much
squabbling from the outset, and owing to
the outrageous conduct of Smith's party,
at the conclusion of the fourteenth round
the referee declared the tight a draw mil
refused to remain on the ground. Smith's
oarty evidently saw tt.at their man would
be beaten, and thev broke into the ring and
interfered with the fair progress of the
Slavin forced the fighting at the start,
hitting Smith several times on the chest
and head in the first two rounds. The
men fell together and when Slavin rose he
was bleeding from the mouth. In the
third round Smith got home with hi* right
and left and in return was knocked down
by Slavin. The fourth round was marked
by ham fighting. In the sixth round
Slavin landed a terriftic blow on one of
Smith s eves. In the seventh round Smith
fought Slavin to the ropes, where a, crowd
of Smith’s friends ku kco Sl.ivui. who.
however, Ttimsinod silent, Slavin again
knocked Smith down in the eight round.
In the ninth the mob surrounding the ring
struck Slavin several times. In the
eleventh round Slavin again knocked his
opponent down. Smith’s friends again
struck Slavin during the thirteenth round,
but their man was once more knocked
In the fourteeth Slavin protested against
the treatment he was receiving and ap
pealed to the referee for fair play. His ap
peal was greeted with derision by Smith's
friends who shouted “Police," and bolted
from the ground. Slavin remained in the
ring, and Smith who had left when his
friends ran away, returned. The referee
then said that it was impossible to secure
fair treatment for Slavin, and decided the
fight a drew. Slavin was full of tight to
Slavin showed all through the fight that
he was the best man. A number of roughs
at the ring side, armed with knuckle-dus
ters and sticks, tried to reach Slavin over
the rones, and the Australian was struck
several times. Attheeudof the thirteenth
round Smith left the ring. Slavin re
mained and claimed (he fight, but the
referee would not award it to him. After
a short time Smith returned to the ring.
During the next round there was groat
uproar all around the ring. At the close
of the round Smith was very sick. Slavin
was perfoctlv well. The tight lasted
London, Ibso. 23. The ruffianly con
duct of Smith's friends at the ring side
has disgusted every finer of fair play in
the kingdom, and tin* unjust and eowardly
decision of the referee in declaring the
tight a draw instead of giving it to Slavin,
who had his man whipped from the start,
has added the exasperation of sport
ingmen. One good result has eome from
the tight, however, which affords a good
deal of consolation. The status of Smith
as a fighter is as definitely settled as
though lie had won the buttle easily and
fairly or own fairly knocked out as he
certainly would have been had the fight
been permitted to go on. All accounts
of the mill agree that Smith was not
in it and this fact together with the ac
tion of the thugs who wont to the ring-side
in his la-half, will render it impossible for
him to ever again obtain reputable back
ing, while every pugilist’s reputation will
l>e abundantly justified in treating his at
tempts to arrange a fight with contempt.
When the news was received at the Peli
can club not a man bad a good word to
say for Smith, while every one praised
Slavin. It was proposed to n ise a testi
monial fund of £SOO for Slavin and £SOO
of the sum was immediately subscribed by
London, Dec. 23.- Slavin, the pugilist,
ha.- arrived at Margate on hiareturn from
the battle with Smith. There was a good
deal of enthusiasm over him when he ar
rived. and he made a speech in which he
said that he was a good deal more hurt by
the roughs, who indulged in the ruffianly
tactics com with them than by Smith
in the light.
Slavin’s hacker asserts that Smith never
hit Slavin, and that he was hurt only by
the crowd, which beat Slavin because en
raged at the defeat of Smith. Slavin is
now said to be ready to meet Sullivan or
any one and light for the championship of
London. Dec. 23. Slavin challenge*
Sullivan to fight for $2.5000r $5,000 a sole
and the championship in six months, the
battle to he either in America or Aus
A” SEVERE RAW.
Heavy Penalties Imposed For Violation* of
Bismarck, N. I>., Dec. 23. The full
text of the North Dakota prohibition law
has been made public. It imposes penal
ties as follows: For the first offense, S2OO
to SI,OOO and imprisonment of not less
than ninety days nor more than one year.
The second and each succeeding offense is
treated as a felony, with punishment by
imprisonment in the state prison for not
exceeding two years and not less than one
year. Then* is a proviso jermitting regis
tered pharmacists to sell intoxicating
liquors for medicinal, mechanical, scien
tific and sacramental purposes. All plains
where intoxicating liquor* are sold are de
declared nuisances, and the sheriff is em
powered to abate them and destroy all in
toxicants and fixtures therein.
will HtTRRS THE CASES.
Commissioner Kaunt Mnkes Another Hove
in Favor of Pending IVnsion.
Washington. Dec. 23. Pension Com
missioner Raimi issued an important orde
looking to the speedy determination of
all cases in the offices in which no material
evidence for or against the applicant seems
to tie wanting. He directs all pending
claims to lie immediately examined and a
list of such as seeir. to tie complete, shall
la* kept and known as “completed files.”
Chiefs of divisions are directed to require
all examiners to devote their entire
time during five days of each
week to the consideration of these
completed cases, acting upon them in
order of filing of the last piece of evidence.
Saturday of each week the entire force of
examiners are required to devote them
selve- to examination of cases borne upon
the jiending files, and in making necessary
calls for evidence in those cases. As soon
as the necessary evidence in any case is re
ceived. that ca.-e will immediately lie put
iijsin the completed list and receive proper
action in its regular order. An improve
ment has also been made in the manner of
keeping the record in each case of what
evidence h;u ls*cn received, and what evi
dence is still required to make it complete.
TAKEN FROM THE GRAVE.
Two Itodles Secured by Body Soatrhrrt at
Wa*hirij;t4fi, If. C,
Washington, Dec. 23. The police are
after a gang of liody snatchers who 'ire
getting very Ixild in their depredations.
A carriage intercepted Friday night was
found to coi.'ain two bodies, one tliat of a
woman wbic i was identified as coming
from the cj ngressionaJ cemetery. The
hand- and <-a a had been badly mutilated
by the forcible removal of jewelry there
from. The men with the carriage es
caped. Today Dr. Adams, demonstrator
of anatomy in one of the medical colleges,
was brought into court to answer to a
charge of having been concerned in the
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.--ue of same for ISO will not be lea* than ln
millions, printed in the English, German, French.
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