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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 laborers. 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 predominates. 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 boy. 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 unsatisfactory. 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. vol. xxrv 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 person. 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 court Saturday. 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 occasion. FillES AND CASUALTIES. Rochester, N. Y.--A thousand miners at the Walstron and Adrian mines struck Sunday morning. 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 crash. 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 was abandoned. 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 ; Abbey. 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 Chinese Minister. 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 deceased. CRIMINAL. 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 large. 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 live. CONGRESSIONAL. 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 finite action. 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 provisions. 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.; Stewart. Ga. 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, Ohio. 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 as follows; “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 the future.” 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 Galena, 111. 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. S. D. Charles P. Lincoln, of Michigan, second deputy commissioner of pensions. Thomas. C. Mendenhall, of Indiana, su perintend ,nt of the coast and geologic al survey. Also a large number of army and navy promotions. 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 city. 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 out. Euroin?. 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 foreign policy. 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 pointed. 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 bronchitis. 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 to Sneeze. 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 ton. BESIEGI N <i ( LEVELAN 1 >. Every Concern in the Country Wants Ahi From Him. 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 .Serve* at. •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 he died. 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 children. 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 lows: “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 on me.” 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. WEST GUILTY. 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. NO. 21. 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. ChloHjpo Market. 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£ 6.10. 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 shooting justifiable. 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 taincy. A TRAGIC CHARIVARI PARTY. Two of the Tormrnfprs Are Fatally Shot on Hap, 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. Again*! Slavery. 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 administration. 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 received Something New. 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 publishers. 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 years. JUST A SOCIAL ENCOUNTER Fight Between Join Smith and Slav in Ended in a Draw, The White Liver*! Flunky Uaa no Staying tonalities. 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 fight. 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 down. 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 the finish. 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 twenty-two minutes. 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 those present. 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 the world. 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 tralia. A” SEVERE RAW. Heavy Penalties Imposed For Violation* of Prohibitory Measure. 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 affair. Something for the New Tear. 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