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NO. 8.
VOL. I.
CALDWELL, IDAHO TERRITORY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1884.
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NEWS OF THE WEEK
GENERAL.
Special Officer J. M. Wilson, of the
United States treasury department, seized
a small package in the mall from Amster
dam on the 18th. It contained diamonds
valued at $20,000.
The general offices of the Indiana,
Illinois and Iowa railroad at Kankakee,
III., burned a few days ago, destroying all
the company's papers and accounts.
George AUman and James Hardy,
who were slightly acquainted, met in the
hallway of a building on Hudson street,
New York. Angry words passed and a
scuffle followed, Allman fell, stabbed, and
died instantly. Hardy ran, knife In hand.
Commissioner Pierson, of New York,
states that according to an arrangement be
tween the tour trims lines represented in
the joint executive committee, and the Mis
souri River, Lackawana and West .Shore
roads, pissenger rates will be reduced to
their old basis.
Articles of incorporation of a union
stock yards company were tiled at Sioux
City.
The report of the government direc
tors of the Union Pacific shows the floating
debt of the company reduced $3,000,000 by
the proceeds of the collateral trust loan
created for that purpose. The report also
shows great improvement in net earnings
for December as compared with several pre
ceding months; also, that there will be a
surplus largely over $1,000,000 forthe year,
after the payment of all fixed charges and 7
per cent dividend.
The now Christian church in YV'ash
ington known as tbe Garfield Memorial
church, was dedicated last Sunday.
Patchogue (L. I.) bank, shot himself on
the 20tb, just after leaving the bank.
Commodore Timothy A. Hunt, United
States navy, died of congestion of the kid
neys on the 21st.
J. A. Rogers, a prominent young cit
izen of Norfolk. Y'a , was murdered on the
20th. Four arrests have been made.
"Steve" Alexander, a colored gam
bler, was shot and killed by Geo. Johnson,
also colored, while seated at a faro table in
a gambling house In Chicago, of which
Johnson was the principal owner.
The grand jury has begun examina
tion of witnesses in the Zora Burts murder
case at Lincoln, [II. Tbe opinion Is
strengthened that O. A. < 'arpenter will be
indicted.
At Canton, Ohio, while a safe was
being hoisted to a second story, tbe chains
broke and the safe fell, crushing Kcnbold
Rochers and YY'ni. Miller, fatally injuring
both.
E. E. Bernard, astronomer of the
Y'anderbilt university, Nashville, Teun.,
reports a remarkable change iu the Brooks
comet on the nights of the 20th and 21st.
The gas works of the village of
Malone, N. Y., exploded, demolishing sev
eral buildings. The watchman and a boy
were injured.
James P. Flynn, aged 27, was crush
ed to death between cars in the switch yard t
at Minneapolis. He leaves a wife residing j
at Cherryville, Ills.
Senator Allison, of Iowa, was re
elected to the senate on the -22d.
Nearly all the rail mills and iron
works, furnaces and stove foundries in St.
Louis have cither closed or arc running at
half their capacity.
At Socorro, N. M., Joel Fowler, a
notorious desperado, was taken from jail
and lynched.
George A. Wheeler, a native
Maine, respectably connected, was hanged
at San Francisco on the 22d for the murder
of bis sister-in-law. Adele J. Tilloston,
October SO, 1880.
At Carthage, on the Upper Cumber
land, a raft was drawn into a whirlpool and
nine men were drowned.
An Arkansas City tire broke out iu
Lowman Bro.'s store, consuming nearly
whole block of business houses. Loss,
$43,000; insurance, $17,000.
At Painosville, Ohio, Cornelius Van
schaak, attorney, of Chicago, violently In
sane and confined In the Riverside sanitari
um, forced the lock |of his room and es
caped. Next morning his corpse was found
underneath the Nickle Plate bridge at YY'il
longhby. His skull and both arms were
broken. It is unknown whether he was
struck by a train or fell through the trestle.
A preliminary conference was held
between the Burlington and the tripartite
roads relative to the new western alliance.
It is understood the Burlington will enter
the alliance if Us demands are acceded to.
Judge Hawes, of Chicago, made a
ruling that telegraph messages could not be
withheld from courts when the promotion
of Justice requires their production^
The national prohibition home pro
tection party will meet In a convention at
Pittsburg, May 21, 1884.
Several railroads, including the Bur
lington, Alton, and -St. Paul, are declining
to take grain for transportation to Chicago
unless for sale on the track, because all the
elevators are full.
Henry Bankenect, a well-known citi
zen, rushed into the sheriff's office at Mani
towoc, YYTs., saying he had shot his wife
while showing her how to handle a weapon
in self-defense. The woman was found
dead, sure enough, and the husband was
locked up on suspicion of foully murdering
his wife.
General Grant denies baying any per
sonal interests in Mexico.
Gideon Ï. Stewart, chairman, and
R. W. Nelson and A. J. Jatklns, secreta
ries of the national committee of the pro
hibition home protection party. from their
headquarters in Chicago, have issued a call
for a national convention of the prohibition
home protection party, to be held at Pitts
burg, Wednesday, May 21, 1881, to nomi
nate candidates for the offices of president
or vice president of the United Slates, to
adopt a platform, and tor other business.
Preparations for the Montreal winter
carnival opening on the tth of February are
very advanced. Invitations have been is
sued to President Arthur and governors of
all states in the union. Favorable replies
have been received from many of the latter.
Cate J. Jenks, a white man, 23 years
old, deserted his sick wife and three chil
dren, and eloped with Varina Pearson,
aged 13. Jenks is a merchant at Apex, N.
C. The girl is a daughter of his clerk, and
very small for her age.
The secretary of the navy has re
ceived a cable message from Minister Hunt,
St. Petersburg, announcing the departure
of Lieut. Harber, from Moscow, with the
remains of DeLong and party.
(iSenator Ingalls says heps not a can
didate for the position on the bench made
vacant by the resignation of Judge McCrary j
Minnie Cummings, of Marshalltown,
Iowa, pleaded guilty to keeping a bouse of
prostitution. As she has before been con
victed, she will have to go to the peniten
tiary this time.
At Wyandotte, Kansas, Mrs. Jacob
Hartmann, aged 67, while alone, was as
saulted by an unknown person, beaten and
robbed. Her son, returning at 6 o'clock,
found her unconscious upon the floor, and
she died soon after.
One hundred and four Italian immi
grants arrived at New Orleans on thesteam
shlp Prince George, whose tale of starva
tion at sea and indifferent treatment caused
the captain to be held for trial.
A. S. Crocker, a prominent citizen of
Ripon, Wls., was caught In the belt of the
Ripon flouring mill and carried into the ma
chinery and whirled around a pulley fully
fifty times, breaking both arms and legs In
several places. He will die.
CEIMk.
Edward Tappan, arrested for con
nection with the Townsend outrages, at
Hunters Point, L. I., confesses that his
brother John and himself were concerned in
the murder of Mrs. Maybee and her daugh
ter at Brookville. They took their lives by
choking them.
A. J. Rogers and Geo. W. Fowler,
Pullman-car conductors, connected with
Uains running between New York and Chi
cago, on the Pennsylvania railroad, plead
ed guilty to the embezzlement of railroad
tickets. Sentence was deferred.
At the Nutt trial, on the 18th, medi
cal expert testimony as to the prisoner's
mental condition was continued. Several
prominent physicians were examined, all of
whom agreed that at the time of the shoot
ing of Dukes young Nutt was insane. At
the conclusion of the expert testimony the
letters that have given the Dukes-Nutt case
8Uc h fearful prominence were produced by
the defense. YVIth the reading of the let
ters the defence closed.
WASHINGTON.
Senator Logan has introduced a bill
to provide for the extension of benefits to
all pensions already granted or hereafter to
lie granted to soldiers and sailors who were
members of the marine corps and served
during the late war, and upon the death of
such persons, to their widows and minor
children, the laws and regulations
that now govern such cases, except that It
shall n at he necessary that such widows and
minor children prove the death of such per
son to he the result of any dlsabiliy con
tracted In the service.
Four hundred Winnebago Indians,
now upon a reservation In Nebraska, have
petitioned the secretary of the interior to
allow them lands in severalty, so as to ac
quire citizenship.
The secretary of the interior has de
cided the case of the claim of the New Or
leans Canal Banking company to the Meta
rie lands in the suburbs of New Orleans,
claimed under French grants. He reverses
the decision of the commissioner general of
the land office, and holds that the grant was
complete under the former government,
and protected by the treaty of 1803.
The emperor of Japan lias conferred
upon Gen. Horace Capron, of iYVashington,
the second order of the "Rising Sun"
mark of appreciation of the valuable
vices rendered by the latter to Japan. This
is tbe first time an order has been conferred
upon a foreigner.
Representative Hardman reported
favorably from the sub-committee of the
house committee on territories, the bill pro
viding that no territory will be admitted into
the union unless it has a permanent popula
tion equal to that required.
as a
ser
:
The senate has agreed, after amend- j
meut, to the Anthony resolution relating to |
The senate committee on military af
fairs ordered tbe bill for the relief of Fitz
John Porter reported favorably.
Nominations: Hugh J. Dobbs, of
Nebraska, register of the land office, Be
atrice, Nebraska.
Mr. Hoar introduced a bill in the
senate, the object of which is to prevent the
circulation through the malls in this country
of lottery advertisements coming from for
eign countries.
the exclusion of American meats. It reads;
"That the committee on foreign relations
be instructed to inquire and report to the
senate such-legislation as shall protect our
interests against the governments which
prohibited or restrained the importation of
meats from the United States.
Gov. Curtin, chairman of vhe house
committee on foreign affairs, has been in
structed by the committee to com municatc
with the secretary of state and learn
whether that official had information that
any foreign minister of this ( ountry at
tempted to nullify the unanimous action of
the house of representatives by reflection
on any of its members.
Captain Gould, of Missouri, appeared
before the sub-committee of the house com
mittee on commerce, having under consid
eration laws regulating steam vessels. Ho
recommended that the liability clauses of
the present laws apply to river craft as well
as to the lakes and ocean.
A communication from Robert Bev
erly, A. J. McWhister and M. G. Kllzey,
committee of the national agricultural con
gress, to General Hazen, chief signal offi
cer, is to be presented to congress praying
for extension of the signal service.
The sub-committee of the house com
mittee on agriculture agreed to report with
two amendments the bills prepared by the
cattle breeders' convention for the extirpa
tion of diseases of domestic animals. The
appropriation determined upon was $250,
000 instead of $000,000, and the states are
required to contribute a sum equal to that
appropriated among them by the general
government.
On the 24th the senate financial com
mittee had several meetings to consider
banking bills. Senator Sherman's bill was
taken up and a substitute offered by Aid
rich authorizing the Issue of currency equal
in amount to the par value of all bonds ex
cept the 4 cents deposited for
circulation, the banks to receive at the rate
of $110 in currency for every $1'10 in bonds,
the arrangement to continue until January
1, 1890, and thereafter the amount to de
crease one hundred dollars each year until
it reaches the par value of the bords.
Some question having arisen in regard to
the effect of the two measures, it was deter
mined to ask the opinion of Comptroller
Knox. Knox went before the committee
this afternoon and expressed the opinion
there was little to choose between the meas
ures as to ultimate effect. The committee
adjourned without linal action
The house committee on agriculture
on the 26th reported the bill prepared by
the committee of cattle men. A number of
memorials from live stock associations ac
companied the hill; also a communication
from Ur. D. E. Salmon, veterinary surgeon
of the department of agriculture. This
communication points out the dangers to
the west by the existence of pleuro-pneu
mouia among cattle in the east, and reviews
the extent of the disease in the latter sec
tion of country.
The house committee on claims di
rected a favorable report on Holman's bill
to prevent fraudulent duplication of ac
counts and claim« by officers of the gov
ernment. The penalty for presentation of
an account containing fraudulent items is
forfeiture of the entire account.
HUNG BY VIGILANTES.
Mike Unddihio and His Wile Strung Up
lor Murdering a Child by Degrees.
Denver, Colo., January 19.—Some
three months ago, Mary Rose Matthews, a
bright, winsome little girl, 10 years of age,
was adopted from the Denver Catholic or
phans' home by Mike Cuddlble and wife,
living on a ranch ten miles from Ouray, a
small mining town in the southern part of
the state. A few days ago little Rose sud
denly died and was buried by the Cuddihics
a distant part of the ranch. The little
girl was cruelly treated from the first, the
neighbors said, and her mysterious death
and hurried burial aroused their suspi
cions, and the coroner of Ouray was noti
fied. He exhumed the body, wheu uu
mlstakable evidences of her cruel death were
revealed. The body was covered with knife
wounds, one leg was broken and her skull
crushed and limbs frozen. 8he had no
doubt been driven out In the winterstormto
die. Cuddihie and wife were Immediately
arrested and jailed. Yesterday they wore
tried and found guilty of murder. About 1
o'clock a. m. a baud of masked men went
to the hotel where Cuddlble and his wife
were temporarily held in custody, over
powered the sheriff and guard and took the
prisoners away. They both cried loudly for
mercy, but as they had ever beeu deaf to
the pleadings of little Rose for mercy, so
the vigilantes closed their ears to the cries
of tbe prisoners. They were taken outside
th? town limits, where the woman was
hung to the ridge-pole of a vacant cabin,
while her husband was strung to the limb
of a tree on the opposite side of the road.
Their work done, the vigilantes retired
quickly. The bodies were cut down and ;
buried by the coroner. John Carroll Cud
dihie, a brothel-in-law, was arrested with
the others, but, for want of sufficient evi
dence, was allowed to go. This Is the first
instance of a woman lynched in Colorado.
The Tripartite Rejected.
Chicago, January 29.—The-Burling
ton announced its ultimatum to tbe other
western railway managers this afternoon
upon the proposition to pool the trans-Mis
souri business, and upon its rejection quit
ted the conference and the session was ad
journed without date. This Is the outcome
of the long-pending negotiations which have
been pursued by the Union Pacific and the
other four Omaha lines to induce the Bur
lington to Join the tripartite alliance or to
agree to form another distinct pool with the
Burlington on one side and the Union Pacl
fle and Its new allies on the other.
CONGRESSIONAL.
House—Saturday, Jan. 19. The
bouse met to debate on the Kitz John Porter
bill. Mr. Cuteheon,member of the minority
committee on military affairs, said it was
embarrassing to stand here in the presence
of military men so distinguished as the gen
tlemen from California and New York.
(Rosecrans ami 8locnmb),andto differ from
them in regard to a military matter, but the
disappeared when he re
embarrassment
membared that the principal question in the
case was not a matter of military strategy
but a sifting of facts and laws. Were Gen
eral Oarlicld alive this bill would not be
here. He expected the bill to be passed by
the men who fought against the Union.
Mr. .'-looum—The gentleman has said that
if General Garfield were living this bill
would not be here. If he will refer to the
house records of the forty-third congress he
will find that James A. Garfield was the
uthur of this hill, f Applause on the dem
ocratic side.) Mr. Calkins—Tito gentleman
refers to the commission. Mr. Slocum—I
refer to this; I say that James A. Garfield
t.-traduced the resolution appointing this
board, [jeers, laughter and cries of "Oh!"
on the republican side), and this
appointed pursuant to his
In reply to Mr. Slocum's remarks, Mr.
Cuteheon quoted from a letter from Gen.
Garfield to Hon. J l). Cox, dated February
18, 1880, which stated that he was stunned
by the decision of the Schofield board. Mr.
Slocum—I am no defender of James A. Gar
field. Mr. Miller (Pa.)—He does not need
It. Mr. Slocum (continulngt—I am no de
fender of Gen. Grant. Mr. Calkins—1
know that. Mr. Slo-ura—•For the first time
in bv life I stand on the floor to hoar re
publicans attack the military reputation of
General Grant. [Shoutsof "Oh, no!" on
the republican side.)—Mr. Cuteheon—
No man holds General Grant's
military ability higher than 1 do.
Mr. Greenlcaf spoke in support of the bill,
claiming that the circumstances of the case
not only justified Porter in disobeying
Pope's orders, but that ho would have been
liable to censure if he had obeyed them.
Ho thought the old couplet :
"You can and you can't,
You will and you won't.
You'll bodamnud if you do,
And you'll tie damned if you don't,"
pretty closely described Porter's position.
the 29lh of August Porter saved his men
from unnecessary slaughter. The debate of
board was
desires.
Slocum and Taylor, (Ohio.)'
Senate—Monday, January 21.—Mr.
Van YVyck Introduced a resolution provid
ing that any further debate on the Mexican
treaty be bad with open doors. Objections
were made to Its reception and the chair
ruled It out of order to present such resolu
tions to the open senate. Mr. Van YVyck
appealed from the decision of the chair.
On motion of Mr. Edmunds, the
senate resolved to close the doors
in order
to discuss the appeal.
The ruling of tbe chair was sustained by the
senate In secret session. Objection was
then made to the immediate discussion
the resolution, even in secret session, and
went over for one day under the rules. The
doors were then opened. The bill permit
ting retired array officers to hold civil office
in the territories'was passed—yeas 37, nays
11. The establishment of a civil govern
ment in Alaska was taken up. It provides
for a government to be appointed by
president, with powers similar to tiro's
governors in other territories, and estab
lishes courts, etc. The amendment pro
posed in th senate, making the laws of Ore
gon, as far as applicable, the laws of Alaska,
House.—B ills were introduced ; By
Mr. Y'alentine, authorizing a bridge across
the Missouri river at Decatur. By Mr.
Taylor (Ohio), repealing all limitations of
time In which meritorious applications for
pensions should be filed. By Mr. George,
authorizing the commissioner of Indian
affairs to make an investigation into the
massacre of Dr. Marcus YY'hi
man and others, in the year 1847.
By Mr. YVarren (Penn.) (by request), to
procure information relative to tbe demand
and price of American agricultural products
in other countries. By Mr. Anderson, to
provide for tbe adlustment of railroad land
grants, etc. By Mr. Edmunds, to amend
the act granting aid for the construction o(
a railroad telegraph line from tbe Missouri
river to the Pacific ocean, and secure the
government use of same for postal, military
and other purposes.
the
e
22.—Mr.
JSenate—Tuesday,
Cameron (YVTs.), from the committee on
Indian affairs, reported adversely on a num
ber of petitions asking for the opening of
the Oklahoma lands to sett'ement. At the
conclusion of the morning's business Mr.
Anthony's resolutian,- relating to the pro
hibition of American pork by France and
Germany, was called up and Mr. Beck pro
ceeded to address the senate. Mr. Miller
(N. V.) did not think the senate was pre
pared now to say we should enter upon a
Jan.
course
should not act hastily. The senate
could not say at this stage of the
information whether the claims of
Germany were not honestly entertained.
Mr. Logan thought that congress ought lo
pass a general law authorizing the president
to protect American interests when con
gress is not in session against embargoes
laid on our exports by foreign countries.
The senate took up the bill to provide for a
civil government in Alaska Without reach
ing a conclusion of the bill the executive
session adjourned.
House— Mr. Parker offered a resolution
reciting that it is alleged that the interest of
American agriculturists and dairymen arc
greatly Injured by the manufacture of oleo
margarine and buttenne, and directing the
committee on agriculture to inquire into the
allegation and ascertain the facts. Refer
red. The Dili passed providing that no dam
ages be recovered for infringement of pat
ent against the mere user for his own benefit
if purchased in the open nurket without
notice that the article was patented
Mr. Davis, of Missouri, introduced a bill
to repeal section one of the act making the
grant of land in aid of tbe construction of
the Iron Mountain railroad from Pilot Knob
to Helena. Referred. On motion of Rvan
an order was made fixing Thursday, the
28th of February as the lime of delivering
appropriate tribute to the memory of the
late Dudley C. Haskell.
Senate.— Wednesday, January 25.—
Mr. Sherman introduced a long preamble
and resolution, reciting the circumstances
connected with the election riots at Dan
ville, Y'a., snd the killing of Matthews in
Copiah county, Mississippi, and instructing
the committee on privileges and elections to
make a lull investigation of the whole sub
ject and report by
Van YVyck offered
amendment, was agreed to, calling for full
Information from the attorney general as to
fees paid attorneys in the star-route cases.
Mr Butler called up his resolution, provid
ing that clerk salary be $1,000 per annum
for each senator who is not chairman of a
standing or select committee. The Mil pro
viding for a civil government in Alaska was
discussed without action. Mr. Logan pre
sented the minority report on tbe Fitz John
Porter bill. The senate went into execu
tive session and then adjurned.
House. —Mr. Ellis, of the committee
on appropriations, reported the joint reso
lution appropriating $50,000 for the support
of the destitute Indians at the Crow agenev,
bill or otherwise. Mr.
, resolution which, after
at Fort Belknap, Fort Peck and the Black -
feet agency in Montana.
Hewitt (N. Y.) offered a
upon the secretary of the treasury for infor
mation in regard to the trade between
the United Stales and Mexico,
and the tratHc over railroads
necting the two countries.
The lull to provide a more speedv delivery
of letters at free delivery offices was taken
up. It authorizes the postmaster general
to issue a special ten-cent stamp, which is
to be attached to the letter in addition to the
regular postage, and will insure immediate
delivery at free delivery offices up to mid
night. A long discussion sprang up, the op
ponents of the measure taking the ground
that its passage would have the effect of cut
ting the revenues of the postoffiee depart
ment, and its advocates replying that the
new system would be found self-sustaining,
and insure a great convenience to the peo
ple.
Passed.
resolution calling
Mr.
con
Referred.
Senate—Thursday, January 21.
Hale reported favorably the house joint res
olution forth« relief of the Oreely expedi
tion. The senate voted down all attempts
to limit the expenses of the expedition. 'I he
chair announced the next business
in order was consideration of the
Alaska civil government bill. On
motion of Y'an YVyck, the clause relating to
compensation of the marshal oflhe territory,
partly by salary, partly by fees, was amend
ed, making It excuslvcly by salary, the
fees to be paid into the treasury. He claim
ed payment by fees was an inducement to
officers to oppress the people by arresting
them on trivial offenses in order to secure
foes therefor. Mr. Logan submitted a joint
resolution for the removal of the remains of
the late Gen. E. O. C. Ord from Havana
to YY'ashington. which was passed.
House.—T he bill making appropria
tion for the payment of the rebate tax on
tobacco and payment of expenses of the
New Mexico legislature was passed, yeas
270, nays I. Cook introduced a bill pro
riding that pensions for total disability be
!20 a month, without regard to rank.
Ilanchford. from the committee on rivers
uid harbors, reported a resolution Calling
mi the Secretary of war for Information on
the Immediate appropriation for continuing
work on Important river and harbor im
provements until the appropriations tor the
next fiscal year are available Adopted.
T. Green, vice president of the Pennsyl
vania railway, made an argument before
the bouse committee
on commerce
against the hills regulating inter-state
commerce. He objected to any law
restraining railroads pooling business.
Senate.—F riday, January 25.—The
house having disagreed to the senate amend
ment of the Grecly relief bill, the senate In
sisted on Its amendment and a committee on
conference was appointed. The bill passed
donating a part of the Fort Smith mllbary
reservation to the city of Fort
Smith for the benefit of public schools.
Mr. Hoar's hill providing for the perform
ance of the duties of president in case of re
moval by death, resignation or inability to
serve of the president and vice president,
was passed. The bill vests the right to
perform the presidential duties in such
a contingency in the secretary of state,
then in the secretary of the treas
ury, then in the secretary of war,
and so on through the cabinet.
Mr. Gibson introduced a bill to facilitate the
reform of the civil service. Mr. Bay
ard, of the committee on finance,
reported favorably the bill providing tor the
issue of circulating notes to national bank
ing associations. Placed on.the calendar.
(This is the bill agreed upon In the commit
tee to-day.)
House—TheFitz-Johu Porter bill was
again under discussion, but no vote on the
measure was taken. The senate bill passed
providing tor the removal of the remains of
the late General Ord from Havana to YVash
ington. The speaker laid before the house
the response of the secretary of the navy to
a resolution, stating that he has no knowl
edge of any service rendered by American
officers or men to the British navy
at the bombardment of Alexandria.
Referred. Also, a letter from
tbe postmaster general in
sponsc to the house resolution in regard lo
expenditures of star route cases, requesting
the names of persons indebted to the gov
ernment and expected to rely upon the pros
ecution of such persons. Referred. The
postmaster general informs the house that
an itemized list of expenditures is being
prepared, but that it is detrimental to the
public interest to give the names of persons
indebted to the government and the names
of prepared witnesses.
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The Slayer of Dukes Goes Free.
The jury in the Nutt trial returned a
verdict of not guilty, on account of insanity
at the time the act was committed. The
jury filed in at 9:57 a. m., and as they seat
ive. After the usual questions the prisoner
was ordered to stand up. But he was so
weak that he had to be assisted to hts feet.
The foreman then announced the verdict,
and the crowd, which was with difficulty re
strained during the day, gave vent to its
approval in a loud cheer, which the crowd
outside took up and answered back,
and another cheer went up from those in
side. Finally order was restored and the
prisoner remanded to jail another day,
when he will be examined by a committee
as to his present mental condition. Mrs.
Nutt and Lizzie were not present. They
remained at the residence of Major Crown,
where the glad tidings were quickly con
veyed to them. Congratulatory dispatches
are pouring in on them from all points.
James Nutt Pronounced Sane and
Released.
Pittsburg, Jan. 23.—The hearing
as to James Nutt's present mental condi
tion took place this morning before Judge
Stowe and resulted in the prisoner's release.
Drs. YY'ylie, Beatty and Herron were ex
amined, and all agreed that at tbe present
time Nutt is of sound mind and fully re
sponsible, and thought it would be perfectly
safe to restore him to liberty. He was then
discharged, and, in company with his
friends, left the court room for Major
Brown's office, where bis mother, sister
and other relatives were waiting to receive
him. On the way he was tendered a per
fect ovation. The scene at Brown's office
was very affecting. The mother and sister
wept as they threw their arms around him.
Tbe joy thus expressed seemed to know no
bounds. _
Another author of "The Bread Win
uers" has been discovered, making
fourteen up to the present time. As
soon as the snow melts and returns be
gin to pour in from the back counties,
there will bo a boom in the list.—Phila
delphia Press.

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