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CALDWELL, IDAHO TERRITORY, SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1884.
VOL. I.
NO. 0.
The Caldwell Tribune
Is Published Every Saturday at
Caldwell, Idaho Territory,
BY
W. J. CUDDY.
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IDAHO,
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medicines at Danielson's store.
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First-cla-s tonsorial work by the best ar
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Notary public and Commissioner for
Oregon in office Special attention given to
practice in United States Land 1 Ifflce. Loans
negotiated and collections promptly attend
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VEWS OF THF WEEK
ÛENEIU.L.
The solicitor of the treasury consid
ers it probable that the treasure at the bot
tom of East river will be recovered.
At New Orleans, on the 5th, Judge
Pardee, of the United States circuit court,
rendered an opinion in the case of
the New Orleans National bank against Post
master W.B. Merchant. The case came
up on motion to dissolve the injunction
againgt Postmaster Merchant from inter
fering with mail matter addressed to the
bank, such action having been taken by
Merchant in obedience to the postmaster
general's order, on the ground that its let
ters were intended tor the Lotisiana lottery
company, who have been denied the use of
the mails to carry on the lottery business.
The court decided in favor ofthc bank, de
creeing that it is entitled to the full and free
u-eof the mails, and furthered ordered
that the motion to dissolve the injunction
denied.
The first mails from the country par
ishes since the great storm, which set in on
the 1st of January, reached Quebec on the
6th. The bags were carried in on snow
shoes. Such a complete stoppage of com
munication in the country has not been
known for twenty years past.
The suit of Mrs. C. F. Nutt, widow of
Captain Nutt, against the Accident Insu
rance Company of North America, to re
cover $5,000 on the life of the deceased, has
been withdrawn, fhe matter having been
satisfactorily adjusted.
Mayor Martin, of Boston, was inaugu
.aled on the 7th, and his message fixes the
gross city debt at $12,644,123. an increase of
nearly $1,600,000.
Judge Love, of Keokuk, Iowa, who
has been frequently mentioned in connec
nection with the circuit judgeship resigned
by McCrary, utterly refuses to become a
candidate for the position.
Three hunters, Henry Shields, Ed
ward Shields and .lames Anderson, were
frozen to death on the prairie in the Chick
asaw nat'on, the night of the 6th iust.
Reports from twenty-six leading
clearinghouses in the United States for the
week ended January 5th, gives the total
clearances at $1,031,810,08(1, being a decrease
of 3.09 per cent. compared with tne cor
responding week last year.
A gentleman of Chicago forwarded
a small donation to.Sergeant Mason on the
occasion of his liberation from prison. He
is now in receipt of a letter from ' • Betty"
Mason, dated Locust Grove, Va., stating
she does not know the present whereabouts
of the sergeant. He was in Philadelphia
the last she heard from him. several weeks
ago.
The woman suffrage jiarty state ex
executive committee of New York denounce
Senator Edmunds' proposition to disfran
chise the women of Utah as a gross wrong to
ton-polygamy and to polygamist by com
pulsion and as punishment without trial for
those who believe in polygamy. The New
York senators and representatives have
been called upon to resist the proposition.
The annual meeting of the Iowa
Cane (»rowers' association vva- t.cld al Des
Moines on the 8tb. An address was de
livered by lion. C. F. Clarkson, president,
Reports of production, mode of culture,
etc., were made by a number of persons,
widely scattered over the state, all reporting
good success, and many samples of syrups
and sugars made by members were exhib
ited.
The Illinois railroad and warehouse
commission gave a decision holding that
the state freight rates for live stock apply
to car lots, without respect to size or ca
paeity of the cars. The point was raised
against the Burlington road, which claimed
I ho right to charge more than the specified
rate, owing to the fact that their cars arc
thirty ami thirty-two feet long, while tho
usual size of cars Is twenty-eight feet.
The president, in a special message
to congress, recommends an immediate ap
proprlationof $100,600 tor Mississippi river
improvement,
Secretary Folger lias submitted to
tin 1 senate an itemized account of the ex
penses incurred in tho star route eases.
glnla legislature to prohibit Sunday trains.
DcLong's remains will bo placed in a
temporary vault upon their ai rival al New
York.
The O'Donnell
correspondence was
referred to II. • foreign affairs committee.
A bill has been introduced in the Vir
Brewster Cameron, general agent of
Ilie department of Justice, lias tendered bis
resignation to accept the position of re
ceiver of publie moneys at Tucson, Ari
zona.
All railroads at Kansas City ou tho
Mb made a reduction of $4 on New York
tickets of the first class and $3 on the see
ond class.
An Independence (Mo.) special says:
Frank James' condition is growing worse
very fast. Hi- friends have given up hopes
hi- recovery.
Robert Butiner, 85 years old, liv ing
alone in Kentucky, was found on the 8th
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fire during the night. !
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I he concurrent resolution request.,. g ;
Ihc Icxaseongressnientourgc the passage
.1,0 bill giving the Texas. Oklahoma and
Kansas railroad the right of way through
the Indian Icrrllory, passed both houses of
tu cx.is ogts atme on Ihel th.
gavo Bridget ■
E. D. Atchison was taken from jail 1
Monterey, Ya., and hanged by a mob.
A Now York jury
Cronin six cents damage in her suit against
Rev. Florence McCarthy, of Brooklyn,
$30,COO damages for alleged assault.
The Kentucky legislature is making
slow progress in the direction of selecting
United States senator.
The Kentucky whisky pool ordered
the capacity of production for this year
be reduced tit! ', per cent, below the aver
age production of the past two years.
Grave fears are entertained at Pitts
burg of disastrous floods if the present
warm weather continues.
CRIME.
Edward H. Kobbs, clerk for Sperry
& Barnes, New York, who absconded after
embezzling $5,090 belonging to his employ
ers, was arrested in a suit brought against
him by the firm for the recovery of the
money. His bail was fixed at $2,509.
Jerome B. Cox, who sitôt ami killed
McLaughlin, the millionaire in California,
was acquitted in San Francisco by the police
court judge.
A depraved, vicious looking colored
boy named Elphonso Meil, 15 years of age,
was in the dock of the criminal court at
Washington on the 8th, for committing a
series of atrocious deeds. He live- with an
uncle, a respectable colored man. who tes
tified that about the 20th of last month the
boy bought a box of "Rough on
Rats, ' ' and a quantity of arsenic. He went
home and put the contents in three quarts
of milk with the intention of poisoning
the family, but failed in the attempt. The
next day he renewed the attempt, putting
poison in a bucket of water and Benjamin's
eight children drank from the bucket and
were taken with violent pains in the stom
ach, but ail recovered. He also gave ar
senic to the cattle, which made them sick,
killed one pig. and did many other vileacts.
Detective Kallaherat Fiatbush, L. I.,
has arrested the supposed minderer of
Fannie Gaskeii, near Elmira.
A masked mob at AVeisser, Idaho,
tookUhas. Dieterli, the murderer of Buck
Bogie, from a cell, and shot and heat him,
and then dragged him half a mile to a
slaughter house and hanged him to a wind
lass used by the butchers.
Chas. D. Holmes and Henry Jackson
have been indicted for starting the last three
large fires at Red Bank, New Jersey, caus
ing a loss of upwards of $100,090.
Near Buffalo, Texas, a sheriff's posse,
searching for tho desperate negro, Sandy
Robinson, surrounded bis cabin on the
Bannerman plantation on the 9th. Lames
Lathrop. one of the posse, opened the door
and was shot dead by Robinson, who seized
Latlirop's gun and escaped.
WASHINGTON.
Employes of the postoflice depart
ment have been notified by the postmaster
general that to purchase lottery tickets
hereafter will be regarded as sufficient
ground for removal.
Tho coinage at tho various mints for
the calendar year of 1883, was $60,092,749,
of which 28,470,639 werfe standard dollars.
Representative Cobb, chairman of
the house committee on public lauds, has
appointed the following sub-committees:
Homestead and pre-emption. .Scales, Hen
ley and Anderson; desert, swamp and over
flowed land, Oates, Belfort! and Payson ;
land grants and forfeitures, Cobb, I'ayson,
Oates, Lewis and Anderson; school lands
and timber culture, Shaw Van Eaton and
lurent s; reservation and mineral lands,
Scales ami land offices
and surveys, Lewis, Strait and Brents,
claims of states on net proceeds of the sales
of public lands, Shaw, Van Eaton and
Strait.
Rosui rans' bill to equalize tiie boun
ties of soldiers of the late war provides for
the payment to non-commissioned officers,
mastoians, artificers, teamsters and private
soldlcs who served in the war, Including
those mustered Into service under the pres
ident's first 1 call for 75,000 troops, who
actually served ninety days or more, and
who wore honorably discharged, eight and
one-third dollars per month for the time of
actual service between April 1, 1861, and
May 7, 1865, the amount of all bounties
previously paid to lie de ductal in eomput
ing the amount due untier this act.
John G. Gasstiian (Nob.) was eon
l*°rt a bill for the relief of Filz John Porter,
Twetity presidential postofiices, the
majority in the west, were, through the re
cent readjustment, thrown out of tbe proti
denlial class, because Ilie annual receipts
fell below $1,000. As there is no law pro
tiding for a reduction of postmasters' sal
arles. the department finds difficulty in de
ciding how the required change shall lie!
made, it is probable tbe twenty offices will
firmed on the9th Indian agent for the Crow
| and Creek Indians, Lower Brule agency.
The house committee on military af
fairs has authorized General Slocum to re
be abolished, and immediately re-establish
ed as fourth-class offices.
A democratic member of the ways
and means committee say- the action of the
protective democrats of Ilie house is -till a
matter of doubt, but that the action of the
democratic committee will lie eoncervative
#nd calculatcd tou „ lto ,!„■ partv in favor of
tariff reforms.
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bills. Its chairman is instructed to report
back at any time for reference to the com
milice on rivers and harbor-, for all river
and harbor appropriation bills amt papers.
The [ 10use committee oil military :if
fairs will report favorably tho I,ill relative
to the dale of mustering in certain officers.
The committee on
eoiiiiueree will
The object of the measure L- to pay Ihe-e
officer' (oral! the time served. In some in
stances it is known that officers served
year before being mustered In.
Mrs Lutrolia E. Patterson, wife
es-benator John .1. Patterson, of South Car
olina, died of heart disease on the 8th.
Mr. 11 ill has introduced a bill to re
quire a government bufiding to be con*
structed in every town and city in the Union
in which the postmaster draws a salary of
ïi,Usi and over, lie says this policy will
save the government $ 1 . 000 . 1)00 a year in
rent.
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The commissioner-general of the
land office has submitted to the secretary of
the interior papers relativ e to the adjust
ment of the grant of public land- in the
state of Kansas for the Atchison. Topeka
and Santa Fe road, together with a com
plete record of the case while before the in
terior department, and an exhaustive
opinion on the questions involved.
The banking and currency committee
was organized this morning. The general
question of legislation to prevent the con
Iruction of the national bank currency was
brieliy discussed.
Representative Willis, Chairman of
the committee on rivers anil harbors, says
the committee will consider the recommen
dation of the Mississippi river commission
for an immediate appropriation of $1,000,
000. It is expected that a favorable report
will be made to the house next week.
At a meeting of the senate committee
on post-offices andlpost roads, it was deter
mined to begin ene week hence the consid
eration of several measures proposed to es
eablish a postal telegraph.
The house committee on public lands
will hear argument on the question of for
feiture of the Texas Pacific territorial land
grant now claimed by the Southern Pacific.
The United States has filed In the court of
claims a counter claim against the Union
Pacific company for $899,667 alteged indeb
tedness, including 6 per cent on the net
earnings.
The sub-committee of the house corn
mi ttee on public lands, to whom was refer
red the question of order in the land grant
forfeiHire b ills to be considered, reported
that the consideration will be begun imme
diately.
The bills of Audersou and .Sumner,
relative to postal telcgrcph, were referred
to a sub-committee. Bingham, a member
ofthe sub-committee, says that no action
toward formulating a bill will be taken for
ten days or mere.
At a meeting of the house committee
on postofiices and post roads, Mr. Money
was authorized to report to the house favor
able action on the bill making public roads
and highways post routes, and giving the
postmaster general power to establish postal
service wherever, n his judgment, the pub
lic welfare required it.
FOREIGN.
CANADA.
The funeral at Toronto on the 6lh of
the victims of the late railway catastrope he
was attended by an immense multitude.
Business was entirely suspended and the
employes of many firms participated in the
cortege. The fronts of a number of estab
lishments were draped with mourning. The
coffins were conveyed in sleighs draped
with black and preceded by a gun-carriage
with a coffin containing the remains of Ser
geant Mulligan, of the Royal Grenadiers.
The procession was tn hour passing a given
point. Ten bodies were interred in St.
James Episcopal cemetery, eight in St.
Michael's Roman Catholic cemetery, one in
Necropolis, and one InMt. 1'leasant. Ail
the patients are doing well except Alexan
der Turriff, who is in a critical condition.
Turriff's brother was among the killed.
FRANCE) AND CHINA.
The Pall Mall Gazette learns that the
Marquis of Tseng, Chinese ambassador to
France, lias not held any communication
with the French government since the cap
ture of Sontay. Also that the menaces of the
French press with regard to indemnity for
the expenses of the Tonquin campaign will
not deter China from asserting her rights,
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HUTCH EAST INDUS.
The government of tbe Dutch East
huilas has sent troops to the west coast of
Aehcen to compel the rajah to surrender a
crew of twenty-live men of the steamer
Niscro, wrecked there in November last.
The vessel was plundered and destroyed by
the Aeheenese. Among the captives are
Second Officer Moore, two Ita ians, ,wo
1 Americans, two ■Germans and two Norwe
! gians. The British gunboat Pegasus, sent
j there for relief in December, was unable to
communicate with tlie rajah, and British
< onsul Kennedy reported that if the Pega
sits had fired upon the tribe, the prisoners
would have been massacred,
a Rome correspondent say.-;
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The
conversation of the pope and crown prince
of Germany consisted of two parts. One
will remain absolutely secret, and the other
The
pope has informed the cardinal that he has
consigned to the secret archives a detailed
account of the conversation, that posterity
may have a statement of importance.
GERMANY.
will be published at the proper lime.
Emperor William sent this letter In reply
to congratulations sent by the magistrates of
Berlin on New Year's day, "I praise God
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in III- goodness Unit it has still been voueh
>afed ,* e to .„augnratc a proud monument
mi(he bnnk , of (he uhiD e, which is dcsig
L atcd not on , a p erpctua i commémora
tlon (d t | Iti bjl ppi|y regained unity of Gcr
many, but as also an earnest sign ofthe in
vigor:,ted and true might of the unil
cd
German empire. The grand fes
honor of Martin Luther's
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birth, in which, after four centuries, the
whole of evangelic Christendom united with
me, will not the less ever remain for me an
elevating reminiscence. It affords me the
greatest satisfaction that New Year has
come under circumstances which verify the
hope of quiet and undisturbed times, 1 am
convinced that, under the blessed protection
of peace, of the maintenance of which I
have obtained fresh guarantees through
personal Intercourse with friendh princes
the nation wil' in future find prosperous de
velopment.''
EGYPT.
A Cairo dispatch says live steamer
conveying the last reinforcements for
Suakim nas been wrecked on the Red sea
near that town. The troops and crew were
saved, bnt the ammunition and mules were
lost. The government is considering the
best means of evacuating Soudan. Troubles
have broke out In the provinces of Benf,
Surf and Fayown. Bedouins are harrasslng
the population.
GERMAN V,
The Berlin Vossische Zeitung states
that Bismarck has directed Inquiry to be
made whether the exemption laws which
allow Bremen and Hamburg provision ships
with American pork should not lie extended
to Prussian ports.
EGYPT.
The minister, of war have drafted
the statement regarding the proposed evacu
ation of Soudan, shiAving that 21,000 men and
84 guns are In Soudan. The removal to
Khartoum of the ammunition stored at
Massaia would require 4,000 camels, or
0,000 if the material of the Abyssinia fron
tier is also removed, It will he necessary
to make the journey by riv er, which will
take three raontbsand require 1,300 boats.
Several Bedouin tribes along the Nile be
tween Khartoum and Berber have declared
•r Kl Mabdi. Orders have been sent t
Khartoum |for tbe civil population t
quit the town immediately.
CONGRESSIONAL.
Senate—J anuary 7.—Bills were in
troduced by Mr. Ingalls, to authorize a
bridge across the Mississippi river at Sibley.
Mo. ; also to grant the right of way through
the Indian territory to the Southern Kansas
railway. A resolution bv Mr. Miller, of
California, was adopted, calling for all pa
pers relating to the Chinese treaty stipula
tions and facts In the knowledge of the ex
ecutive on tho subject. Mr. Hoar gave no
tice of his Intention to call up his bill on
counting the electoral vote. The senate
went into cpmmittec of the whole on the
new rules and adopted ail except those on
appropriations and standing committees,
.which were resumed for the present. A
committee on fisheries were provided for.
House.—M r. Townsheml offered a
resolution, which was adopted, requesting
the president to furnish information rela
ting to tho exclusion of American hog pro
ducts from Germany and France. .Mr.
Reed offered the following, which was(adop
ted; "Whereas, It has been alleged that
circulars have been distributed in some de
partments asking contributions for political
purposes in violation of the civil service law;
therefore, be it Resolved, That tbe heads of
dep arlments in which such distribution, if
any, has taken place be requested
to inform the house of the
facts connected with said distribution."
On the call of states, 670 bills were intro
duced. 'The resignation of George D. Rob
son (Mass.) was tabled. Mr. Converse of
fered a resolution calling upon the secretary
of the treasury for information concerning
undervaluation and other irregular practices
in tlie importation of wools and woolen
goods. Adopted.
Senate.—T uesday, January 8.—The
resolution of Mr. Hale was agreed to. It
as follows: "Resolved, That the sec
retary of the navy be directed to inform the
senate what the original cost was of vessels,
whose names are found on tbe naval regis
ter for the year 1883, under the bureau of
construction, for repairs, steam engineer
with the total expense of
pairs since their construction under
the same bureau or otherwise."
The chair presented a communication from
the secretary of fhe treasury, transmitting
copies of vouchers accounted'by the depart
ment of justice since March'4, 1881, with
names of special and assistant attorneys and
detectives employed. Messages from fir*
president were laid before the senate rela
ting to the Illinois and Michigan canal and
the work of the Mississippi river commis
sion. Pending discussion on the rules the
senate went into executive session and
shortly adjourned.
House.—B ills were introduced: Mr.
Ray (N V.) giving congress uniform laws
regulatng marriage in the states and terri
tories. Mr. Foran. to prohibit the impor
tation of aliens under contract to perform
labor in the United States. Mr. Brents,
for the admission i f the state of Wash
ington; also to build a ship-eanal
between Lake Union and I'uget Sound.
Mr. Bagley, to protect applicants of pen
sions and prevent fraud in the pension
office; al«o to purchase trade dollars by
fractional coins of the United States. Mr.
Goff (by request) to distribute the surplus
revenue among tbe slates. Mr. Deuster.
proposing a constitutional amendment pro
hibiting congress and -late legislatures en
acting any law prohibiting or abridging the
raanufarture and sale of any article of mer
chandise composed wholly or in part of any
product of the soil. A large number of
other bills were introduced.
Senate.
Mr. 1
20.000
soldiers' home in Kansas. Mr. Anthony
offered a resolution instructing the com
mittee on foreign relation- to inquire into
the expediency of legislation to enable the
executive department to protect our inter
ests against governments who have prohib
ited and restrained the importation of
healthful meats from the United States.
Petitions presented—By Mr. Slater, from
the citizens of Oregon! praying that (in
lands granted to tbe Oregon < 'entrai railway,
which have not been earned, be taken by
tbe United States. By Mr. Logan, praying
for the passage of ati act pensioning ex
prlsoners or war. Mr. Logan introduced a
bill for tbe construction of ,-i bridge across
the Missouri river by tbe Chicago and Rock
Island railroad, at Kansas City.
House.—M r. Gibson asked leave to
offer a resolution declaring all laws of the
federal government authorizing the sale of
intoxicating liquors in the states, wholesale
or retail, be made dependent jn the parties
authorized bv first obtaining license of the
stale authorities. Mr. Deuster objected.
The speaker laid before tho house the presi
dent's message in regard to the Hennepin
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Wednesday, January 9. —
dumb presented a petition signed by
) ex-soldiers, for the establishment of
canal. Referred to the committee on rail
r >ads and canals. The speaker laid before
the house tlie message of the president sub
mitting the annual report of the Mississippi
river commission.
report called out an extended discussion.
Mr. Kasson offered a preamble and resolu
tion reciting thas certain foreign govern
ments wilti which tno l ulled Slst'es have
cominer, ial treatise securing to the United
.States the treatment assured to the most
famed nation in regard to the importation
of American produce and manufactures,
have, in apparent violation of such treaties,
prohibited the introduction of certain food
products of the United States under regula
tions not applied in like productions of
other nations, and directing the committee
on foreign affairs to inquire into the facts
and report what legislation and other action
should be taken bv congress or the executive
to secure the due observance ofsucb treaties
to protect the rights of United States citi
zens with respect thereto, whether relating
to legislation or otherwise. Adopted.
SENATE.
Thursday, Dec. 10.—Mr. Dawes in
troduced a bill providing for the creation of
a United States Telegraph company, under
the direction of the post-office department,
and the creation of the office of fourth assis
tant postmaster .general. Mr. Voorhees
presented a petition from posts of tile Grand
Army of the Republic pravlng for the pass
age of the bill now pending, repealing the
statutory limitation in regard to ar
rearages of pension. Petitions were also
presented by Mr. Conger, from the Grand
Army of the Republic posts of Michigan,
asking for further awards of land to ex-sol
diers, and by Mr. Logan, from many ex
soldiers. asking for Ilie opening of thcaloux
reservation; also asking for the passage of
the equalization of bounty bills. Mr.
Voorhees introduced a bill to equalize the
bounties of soldiers. [This Dill is the same
as I bat passed by congress nine years ago,
Imt vetoed lij President Grant on the
ground that it would lake more money out
of the treasury than the public interests
would warrant. | The senate resumed con
sideration of the new rules, but wit bout
action adjourned.
House—M r. Kino introduced a joint
resolution for the immediate appropriate
of $ 1 , 0011,000 for the porsevaUon, re
pair and construction of certain works of
improvement on the Missouri river. Mr.
Wood offered the following, which was
adopted: That the secretary of the treas
ury bo requested to state to the hour the
amount of gold certificates Issued by the
treasury department between Dec..
1, 1878', and Dec. 1, 1881, and if none
issued, ids reason tor non-issuance; also,
the amount during 1882 and 1883, and the
reason for the limited issue thereof for those
years, and his reasons for discontinuing the
issue of silver certificates since 1881 ami not
issuing gold and silver certificates, as re
quired by law. Mr. Lamb introduced a bill
fixing the hours of work of the laborers of
the government. Referred. Adjourned
till Wednesday.
Senate.—F riday, January 11.—Mr.
Van Wyck, from the committee on improve
ment of the Mississippi river, submitted a
joint resolution appropriating $1,000.000 to
continue the improvements begun by the
Mississippi river improvement commission.
After debate it was amended so as to give it
the form of a bill, which was passed. Mr.
for the es
medicine at
the capital of the United States, for the ad
vance of science and discovery of improved
methods of treatment and cure of disease.
Mr. McCall introduced a bill providing for
the establishment of a postal savings bank.
It requires their establishment in all post
offices where the receipts are equal to $t ,000
annually, and deposits to be received of all
sums under $100, payment guaranteed- by
the government. Mr.' Anthony's resolution
instructing the committee on foreign rela
tions to inquire into the expediency of legis
lation to enable the executive to protect
American interests against those of govern
ments discriminating against healthful meats
from the United States was taken up.
Mr. Van Wyck moved to amend by adding
•'excepting governments whose manufac
tured goods or products were previously re
strained or prohibited free access to our
ports." During Van Wyck 's explanation
the morning hour expired and the matter
went over and the senate adojurned.
Reference to this
Call introduced a bill providing
tablishment of a university of
A Frightful Affair at Belleville, Ill.
St. Louis, January G.—The institute
of the Immaculate Conception. Sisters of
Notre Dame, at Belleville. 111., burned last
night. There were about sixty pupils' in
the school ranging from ten years to full
grown, all girls, and several teachers, be
sides other inmates of the building. The
fire i- said to have started near the third
story, which is used as a dormitory, and an
attempt was made to extinguish it, but this
failing, efforts were made to remove the pu
pils. The flames spread so rapidly, how
ever. that no order could be preserved.
Panic seized both the children and the sis
ters. and it was a wild, confused rush to es
cape. Forty or more pupils are known to
have got out. or were taken from the build
ing and given shelter in neighboring
houses, but several in their fright jumped
from windows and were either killed or
badly injured. Miss Mary Campbell, a
teacher, of East St. Louis, leaped from a
third-story window and died in a few min
utes. Another, name unknown, climbed to
the roof porto, and either fell or was blown
off and fatally injured.
When the ruins were sufficiently cool vol
unteers went to bring out tbe bodies It
was a terrible sight. At times the searchers
would find two or three charred masses
huddled closely together, seemingly seeking
protection in one another from the Aiv:
iug flames.
Instead of being two, as at first supposed,
the lolaj known deaths is twenty-seven,
twenty-two of which arc pupils and live sis
ters, among the latter the sister superior.
( in the fourth floor the pupil boarders with
three sisters slept, on the third floor the re
maining sisters, and on the second or floor
above the basement wliat are termed orphans
or half orphans slept.
me
v
Fayetteville. Ark.—R ev. T. J. Reilly
says : "I used Brown's Iron Bitters for in
digestion and chills with entire satisfae
iou. ;i
Love, knavery and necessity makes
men good orators.
A Chicago detective lias partially re
formed becoming a bank robber.
Don't fill the gash witli soot, sugar
or anything else to arrest the hem
raorrhage when when you cut your
self, but bring the parts together with
strips of adhesive plaster.

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