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J|c Caltouell tribune.
NO. 1).
The Caldwell Tribune;
Is Published livery Saturday at
Caldwell, Idaho Territory,
. 1.50
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One Year.....
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Three Months.
Single Copy, Ten Cents.
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Has permanently located In the town of
Caldwell, and will attend promptly to all
calls, day or night, in his profession. I also
have a good assortment of drugs and patent,
medicines at Danielson's store.
Physician and Surgeon,
Tenders his professional sendees to the citi
zens of Caldwell and Boise valley.
Office at Cox & Martin's drug store.
OFFICE HOUR 5 from 9 a. m. till 4 p.m.
Diseases of women and children a special- I
ly. Obstetrical and office cases cash. Office
at the Haskell House; also leave orders at
the drug store of Cox & Martin.
Attorney at La W !
Physician and Surgeon,
Office next door to Town Co. 's Office.
Barber Shop
First-class tonsorial work by the best ar
tists in Idaho.
Real Estate and Law Office.
Apply at Danielson's.
Fine Job Work a Specialty. Keep pn
Hand a Full Stock of Lumber,
Sash, Doors and Mould
-FOR —
Sewing Machines, Parts, Oil,
Needles, Etc.,
Call on or write to
Branch Office at Welser City, Hon. T. M.
Jeffreys A Co., Agents.
John 51. Lamii,
Boise City, l.T.
ClIAS. II. Ukkd,
Caldwell, I. T.
CoweiaBi and Collection Office
Front Avenue, next door to Town Com
pany's Office,
Caldwell, I. T.
Real Estate Transfers made bn reasonable
terms. All kinds of Conveyances carefully
and correctly drawn.
SMCllI Attêflllon Ginn to Collectloas.
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news of the week.
The state prison at Stillwater, Minn.,
was entirely destroyed by fire on the 26th.
AH convicts were rescued except one, who
was burned to death within the walls.
The defaulting president of the First
National bank of Leadville has been ar
Backwoods settlers in Ontario are
threatened with starvation owing to the
snow blockade and suspension of traffic.
The committee on pensions will rec
ommend a bill to relieve claimants of the
burden of evidence regarding their condi
tion when entering the service.
The committee on claims has recom
mended a bill to prevent the duplication of
army pay accounts.
Hoffman, to have been executed at
Port Chester, N. Y., has obtained a stay of
Eleven prisoners escaped on the 28th
from the Buena \ista (Col.) Jail, and are
still at large,
At Rosita, Colorado, on the 27th,
O'Kurtz, a mining boss, was shot dead by
Frank Williams and John Gray, miners.
The shooting grew out of a row at a dance,
when Williams was ejected from the hall for
John Seyberl, a well-to-do farmer
living near Hillsboro, III., suicided by
shooting himself.
A number of leading New England
cotton mills are running half time in conse
quence of low prices.
Reports from twenty-seven clearing
houses of the United States for the week
ending January 26th, gives the total clear
ances at $971,256,404. being a decrease of
21 per cent, as compared with the same
period the previous week,
Andrew Mangs, of Cleveland, four
years old, while poking shavings into »
stove set fire to his clothing, and expired
after horribly suffering for an hour He was
the last of five children ; the others died
within a short time of diphtheria. The
mother became a raving maniac when the
last one was taken from her. •
The New Jersey house defeated the
joint resolution asking the Jersey congress
men to favor a national postal telegraph
A dispatch from Matamoras, Mexico,
says Rev. Father Damazo Soto, of Concor
key to the Aztec writings.
Martin Sellers, of Kendallville, Ind.,
was summoned to testify against C. C.
Cain, charged with murder, now being
tried at Albion. He remarked that he would
kill himself rather than testify. Shortly
afterwards he went to his room and shot
himsell, dying instantly.
A. Medarv, for a number of years
paymaster for the Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton railroad, has been relieved. His
accounts are said to be $10,000 short.
Twenty-seven men met at Grccns
burg, Pa., and formed a secret brother
hood not to buy French goods, and to boy
cott all deaierstfelling them until the em
bargo on pork was taken off.
Abbe Chubert, at Montreal, was fined
the sum of $20 or two months' imprisonment
for kissing Mrs. Bezeau, his landlady, while
she was in bed.
A strange and fatal disease has ap
peared among the cattle in a Texas county.
A large number have died. The cattle men
I will hold a meeting with a view to checking
the ravages.
Frank James' attorney has applied
for a change of venue in the Blue Cut train
robbery. The decision is expected on the
11th of February.
The Pb.upix glass-works at 1'hillips
burg, onposlte Pittsburg, wore destroyed
by fire on the £0lh. Loss, about $125,000;
insurance, $74,000. The works wore among
the largest Is the country. The most un
fortunate circumstance connected with the
destruction of the works is that 500 bands
will bo thrown but of employment in the
middle of winter.
A Chicago and Northwestern train
was wrecked near Cedar Rapids on the 30th.
Three men wore Injured and the engine and
twelve ears badly damaged.
A largo quantity of personal effects
belonging to passengers on the wrecked
steamer City of Columbus lias been taken to
Boston for identification. Reports from the
wreck state that the steamer is gradually
sinking into the water. But little of the
vessel is now visible.
The Texas house passed a bill pro
viding punishment for fence cutting of from
one to five years in the penitentiary, but the
person owning and residing upon land en
closed by another, who refused ingress and
egress may lawfully open a passageway
through the enclosure.
Tilden G. Abbott, cashier of the
Union Market National bank, of Boston,
has disappeared, a defaulter to the amount
of $31,100, possibly more.
oA large three story business house at
A committee of labor organizations
from Pittsburg have gone to Washington to
urge the passage of the bill restricting the
importation of foreign labor under con
Ansen Linsenmerk has been arrested,
at St. Louis for committing forgeries fvhlle
postmaster at Krotzingen, Dutch Baden.
Delegations of lobbyists are going to
work for the
Washington from Dakota to
opening of the .Sioux reservation.
Rome, N. Y., burned on the 30th. Joseph
Alexander perished in the dames.
Gould is taking hold of Northern Pa
cific to extend his influence with Pacific
The supremo court of Iowa nas af
firmed the judgment of the district court of
Polk county convicting Fountain W. George
of murder in the first degree. He was sen
tenced to be hanged last August, but the
case was carried to the supreme court,
now remains for the governor under the
statutes to fix the day of execution.
Alter a heavy run on the Merchants'
and Mechanics' bank, at Leadville, Colo ,
it suspended on the 30th ult. It was imme
diately attached, and 37.000 more attach
ments are to follow.
Patrick Harlmet, aged 89, a laborer
living at Mt. Auburn, Ohio, brutally killed
his wife and endeavored to chop her body
to pieces and hide it under the floor. He
had been addicted to drink, and was very
A sleigh containing twenty-seveh
ladies was upset on the mountain side near
Reading, Pa., and many were injured.
The American government has
bought the sailing steamer ' 'Bear' ' for the
Greely relief expedition. It is the same
size, build and age of the lost Proteus.
A house near Norwich, N. Y., occu
pied by an old couple named Glinton, was
burned. The bodies of the occupants were
found in the ruins.
The supremo court of Iowa rendered
decision in a case wherein a taxpayer
sought to enjoin assessment for construc
tion of a sewer. The plaintiff claimed the
property should not be assessed because he
was not benefited, and also because he was
not notified of the time of the apportioning
or correcting of the assessment. The court
sustained the last point, and that to deny an
opportunity to be heard is violation of con
stitutional provisions.
The annual report of the minister
of public works of Canada shows that the
government's management of the telegraph
lines is not a financial success. The lines
cost nearly $800,000. The expenditures last
year were $50,000 and the receipts $28,000,
showing a loss of over 50 per cent.
A court-martial is ordered to meet at
San Antonio February 4th, for the trial of
Captain A. S. D. Keyes, of the Tenth cav
alry, on charges of duplicating his pay ac
It is understood the office of assistant
surgeon-general of the army will be abol
ished. The secretary of war, speaking on
the subject stated, while he did not know
who proposed a bill to that effect, still such
a move would meet entire approbation.
Commissioner Albert Fink appeared
before the house committee on commerce
and made an argument in defense of the
railroad pooling system. He asserted the
people had received transportation at low
rates, and little profit to thej-oads, and that
no extortion had been practiced.
The resignation of John C. New as
assistant secretary of the treasury was re
ceived on the 28th and will soon be delivered
to the president. The Indiana delegation
held a meeting and decided to recommend
the appointment of A. D. Linch, of Indian
apolis, to fill the vacancy.
Representative Edmund W. M.
Mackey, of South Carolina, died on the 28th.
The house, as a mark of respect to the
memory of the deceased, adjourned.
The senate committee on appropri
ations ordered a favorable report on the
house bill making appropriation for tobacco
tax rebate.
At a caucus of democratic senators on
the 26th it was resolved to allow the repub
licans to debate Sherman's resolution call
ing for an investigation of riots in Virginia
and Mississippi, among themselves, unless
it should bo charged that democrats were
responsible for the riots, or the spirit which
engendered them. At present Sherman's
resolution merely recites that such riots oc
curred, and docs not charge the responsi
bility upon an political party in particular.
The case of Colonel Emilio Munez, a
tobacco importer from Philadelphia, is be*
ing investigated by the department of state.
It is alleged l hat Munoz was taken from an
American vessel in a Cuban port by an
armed crew from a Spanish man-of-war.
It is not claimed that Munez is n citizen of
the United States.
The bill of Representative Culbert
son, to limit the jurisdiction of federal
courts and to restrict the removal of cases
from state to federal courts, was considered
by a sub-committee of the house committee
on judiciary. The Impression is that the
bill will he approved.
The Chinese new year was celebrated
by the Chinese legation on the evening of
the 28th by a reception given by the Chinese
minister, Cheng Isas Ju, which was attend
ed by a large number of prominent persons.
Representative Dockery expects to
introduce a bill at an early day to prohibit
the discharge, without cause, of employes
of the house during a vacation of congress.
The house committee on elections
Anothcr bounty land bill has 'been
introdueed in congress. The measure pro
vides eighty acres be given those who served
not less than fourteen days, 120 acres to
those who served not less than one year, 160
acres to those who served not loss than two
years, to be selected by soldiers on proof of 1
dismissed the consideration of the contested
election of James vs. Hunt, of Louisana, on
the ground that the evidence of the former
was not Introduced In the time prescribed
by law.
Members of the
honorable discharge,
house committee ou public lands say
a bill will lie reported declaring forfeited all
land along that portion of the Northern Pa
cific not completed within the time specified
hi the grant of the tract.
The estimated reduction of the pub
lic debt during January is $11,800,000.
Representative Belmont has prepared
a resolution questioning the constitutional
ity of government inspection of American
pork, and holding that, if necessary, the
work should be done by the various states.
The house committee on public lands
has decided to report a bill declaring the
forfeiture of the entire land grants of the
Oregon Central railroad, a line proposed
between Astoria and Portland. The for
feiture will be declared on the ground that
the main line of the road, for which the
grant was made, was never constructed.
There were 1,480,000 acres in the grant.
The president has approved the bill
for the removal of the remains of General
Ord from Cuba to Washington.
The house committee on war claims
has instructed Representative Geddes to re
port favorably the bill allowing officers of
the army who served in the late war pay
from the date they actually euteredupou the
performance of their duties.
Representative Hopkins, chairman of
the committee on labor, in an interview,
said the workmen of this country are op
posed to any reduction in the tariff, and he
was of the opinion that the committee he
represented would oppose any such meas
ure that might come from the ways and
means committee.
Circulation is prohibited in France of
the book containing articles from the Nou
velle Revue, so grossly libelous to the Ger
mau imperial family.
Sabieloff, a Russian officer of gen
d'armes, sent to Kerkarkofl by the govern
ment to investigate nihilism, was assassi
nated on the 16th inst. The police have dis
covered a plot for an uprising of peasants in
Little Russia, and also a scheme for putting
strychnine in the czar's bread. Many ar
rests were made.
In spite of the proclamation by the
authorities of Dublin, the nationalists evad
ed the police and military and held a meet
ing at Castlewellan, a small market town in
Many Orangemen were absent from
the first levee of the season given by the
lord lieutenant of Dublin, owing to Lord
Rossmorc's recent suspension from magis
terial functions.
In spite of many arrests the agrarian
agitation continues in Pskow and Vitebsk,
and so intense Is the irritation of the peas
ants of the province that the troops espe
cially sent to Vitebsk will be withdrawn, as
collision is feared. Appeals addressed to
the educated classes have appeared in White
Russia, urging them to join in th,e struggle
against absolutism.
The president of the board of trade ®f
Chamberlain, in a speech at Birmingham,
said England was not going to allow war
with El Mehdl to interfere for a single mo
ment with the projected reforms and im
proved instructions which England is mak
ing every effort to develop in Egypt, and by
which it is hoped securities may bo given to
Egyptian liberties and the people educated
for independence and self-government.
Owing to depression in landed prop
erty In Ireland a scheme is in preparation
for the relief of owners. It 1» proposed to
establish a land bank with a government
guarantee, which will be empowered to lend
money to landlords to pay off encumbrances
created before the land act, and also to lend
money to tenants for the purpose of pur
chasing holdings.
Advices from Sinkat are heart-rend
ing. It is said that the people have eaten
all the dogs in the town and only the horses
and one hog remain. There will be nothing
left by February 1st, when, unless relieved,
the inhabitants intend to try to make their
way to Suakln,
Peace is completely restored on
Egypt's Abysinian frontier and trade re
opened between Kassale and Massowah.
The Protracted Strike Over.
Pittsburg, January 30.—The long
strike of tha window glass workers is at an
end, and after seven mouths of idleness the
men will return to work as soon as the fur
naces are heated. While both sides made
great concessions, the terms at which the
w'orx is resumed largely favors the work
men, who will be paid last year's wages
until April 1st, when a sliding scale will go
into effect, wages thereafter to be governed
by card rate, or the glass scale will be sub
ject to changes every four weeks, and the
agreement will last until July 1st, and if
found to work satisfactorily, will probably
be adopted for the ensuing year. A num
ber of factories have already started fires.
By the resumption 2,500 men will be fur
nished employm ent i n this city.
No Distinction in the Grave.
Trenton, N. J., January 28.--The
governor has sent a message to the legisla
ture reciting the refusal of the Hackensack
cemetery company to allow the burial of a
colored man. The governor says it ought
not to be tolerated in this state, that a cor
poration whose existence depends upon the
legislature's will, and whoso property is
exempt from taxation because of its rellg
ions uses, should be allowed to make a dls
Unction between white aud black men. The
governor closes by recommending the pass
age of an act which shall makejnich refusal,
based on color, a criminal offense, with
such penalty as shall prevent a recurrence
of such act.
A Passenger Train Drops Through a
Bridge—A I.ist of the Killed and
south-bound accommodation train on the
Indianapolis and Chicago Air Lino, due
here at 10:30 this morning, met with a ter
rible accident at Broad Ripple. At that
point the railway crosses White river on a
truss bridge of two spans, cadi 150 feet in
length. The engineer had gone to the bag
gage-car and the locomotive was in charge
of the fireman. When the locomotive
reached the center of the bridge the fireman
felt the structure sinking. He bad his baud
on the throttle, which lie opened, giving
the locomotive all the available steam.
The engine sprang forward with great
force, breaking the couplings between
the tender and the baggage-car.
The locomotive kept the track, but the
baggage, smoking-car and one coach
dropped through and piled up in a mass at
the foot of the piers. The smoking car was
partially telescoped In the baggage car. The
wreck was partially submerged. The por
tion above water immediately took tire. The
fireman states that when he looked, after
the locomotive reached the south end of the
bridge, the cars were on fire, the smoke ob
scuring the scene.
The wrecking train, with surgeons and
other assistance, sent to Broad Ripple, on
reaching the wreck found the cars yetburn
ing, and those present so lacking in presence
of mind as to be unable to extinguish the
liâmes or afford relief to the sufferers. The
otficials of the road went to work systematic
ally, and in short time the fire was extin
guished and search for the bodies begun.
Six persons were either killed or burned to
death. Their remains were recovered,
burned and charred almost beyond recogni
tion and horribly mutilated. The only
means of identification were incombustible
trinkets known to be the property of the
dead. The following is a list of the dead:
John Brewer, of Lafayette, Ind., engi
J. E. Ricketts, baggage master, of New
George Lowry, brakeman, of Buena Vis
ta, Ind.
Thomas Parr, bridge foreman, of Indian
A. T. Smith, American express messen
ger, of Indianapolis.
The only passenger killed was John Bray,
a stock dealer, of Deming.
Ex-Sheriff Seman, of Noblesville, had his
right arm broken and was injured badly
about the head and body.
of in
jured internally and will die.
The others injured are:
Joseph Clayton, of Erankfort, cut on the
A. T. Peddigo, of .Frankfort, body
W. P. Hawk, of Westfield, bead badly
W. T Sweigart, ot Carmel, skull frac
Mrs. Sullivan and babe, of Carmel, slight
ly Injured.
A. B. Snyder, of Trohoon, Ind., slightly
A gang of workmen had been making re
pairs on the bridge, all of whom were
slightly injured.
Of the passengers Seman and Clark were
left at Broad Ripple and the others brought
to this city.
The accident is attributed to a defective
thread on the supporting rods ot the bridge.
It is believed that all the killed have been
recovered except Thomas Parr, who was
working on the bridge, and whose remains
arc supposed to be at the bottom of the
river. The bridge and train are entirely
destroyed. The scenes around the wreck,
with no appliances for extinguishing the
flames, while the imprisoned victims' cries
for aid resounded through the burninv
mass, were heartrending. Clark was pin
ioned by a beam, and managed to escape
after the beam was burned off. The mes
senger said that If he had had one bucket of
water at the beginning he could have extin
guished the flames.
Later Concerning tue Colorado
Mine Explosion.
Denver, January 26.—Twenty-three
more burned bodies were to-day recovered
from the Crested Butte mine, making fifty
seven in all. But two remain. These will
be recovered to-day. They were all found
in chamber No. 2 and in the passage way in
the Immediate vicinity. Many have arm
and legs broken, skulls crushed in, and
clothing burned, and in many cases that
drops off in rags when the body is moved.
The hair is burned from the heads and all
the skin burned from the face and other
exposed portions of the body, leaving it an
utterly unrecognizable mass of raw and
bleeding flesh. The appearance of these
bodies Is horrible beyond description, and it
is not likely that any of them can be recog
nized. Many of the faces have coal dust
ground into them until they are as black as
coal itself. To-day the company began the
erection of a largo frame building, where
the bodies will be placed and where the fu
neral services will be held. Crowds are
coming on every train and on snowshoes
from all the surrounding camps. The Col
orado Coal and Iron company, besides the
erection of the building spoken of, will bear
ail the funeral expenses and make ample
provision for the needy families of the de
Denver, January 28. — The huge
morgue is nearly completed, aud the bodies
are being taken there one at a time on
sleighs from the blacksmith shop, aud
placed in rows on the floor of the morgue.
Sixteen bodies have been claimed by rela
tives, to vvhom they will be shipped to-mor
row at the expense of the company. The
remaining twenty-five are unclaimed. The
funeral services of those who will be buried
at Crested Buttes will be held to-morrow,
the Protestants in the forenoon and the
Catholics t in the afternoon. Humors of
trouble have entirely died out, and to-night
the town is perfectly quiet. A special will
bo run from Gunnison to-morrow convey
ing a band, church choirs and a large num
ber of citizens to take part in the ceremo
Snatched from the Gallows.
Lincoln, Jan. 22.—Governor Dawes
to-day commuted to life imprisonment the
sentences of John Poilu, to be hauged at
Plattsmouth on Friday, and George Hart,
whose execution is also sot for Friday at
Grand Island. In the case of Polin it was
rather expected that tjjo action would bo
taken, since the prisoner's relatives and at
torneys made such a touching appeal to his
excellency on Thursday last. In Hart's
case, however, some surprise was mani
fested, among those who thought they un
derstood the case pretty thoroughly, as it
was generally conceded that he ought to
hang. The action of the executive 1s based
on letters from Chief Justice Cobb, Justice
Lakes and M. B. Reese, Hart's prosecutor.
Telegraph Sell Out.
New York, January 29.—A Baltimore
special to the Tribuue says: Rumors gam
credence that the action of the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad company in placing so many
prominent Western Union men in charge of
the management of its telegraph business
has been in contemplation of its ultimate
intention of a union with the Western Union
company. The Tribune also notes that a
prominent official of the Bankers' ami Mer
chants' Telegraph company remarked that
it Is understood the Postal company was
trying to sell out, but to what company ho
refused t o say. _
Bigger Thing Than the Centennial
Washington, January 29.—Commis
sioner General Morehead reports the utmost
Interest Is manifested throughout the cast in
the World's Industrial and Cotton Centen
nial Exposition, which opens in New Or
leans next December,
twice as many states have already made ap
propriations for state exhibits as for the
Centennial of 1876.
The general says
Emerson in Conversation.
Harper's Magazine.
His perfect grace in conversation can
hardly be reproduced, even if one
could gather the arrows of his wit.
But I one or two slight
latter which are too characteristic to
be omitted. Speaking of some friends
who were contemplating a visit to
Europe just after our war, when ex
change was still very high, he said that
"the wily American would elude Eu
rope for a year yet, hoping that ex
change would go down." On being in
troduced to an invited guest of the
Saturday club, Emerson said: "lam
glad to meet you, sir, I often see your
name in the papers, and elsewhere, and
happy to take you by the hand for
the first time."
"Not for the first time," was the re
ply. "Thirty-three years ago I was
enjoying my school vacation in the
woods, as boys will. One afternoon I
was walking alone, when you saw me
and joined mo, and talked of the voices
of nature in a way that stirred my boy
left me thinking of your
ish pulses, and
words far into the night."
Emerson looked pleased, but rejoined
that it must have been long ago indeed
when he ventured to talk of such fine
In conversing with Richard H. Dana,
Jr., the latter spoke of the cold eyes of
one of our publi
Emerson, meditatively, "holes in his
head ! holes in his head ! "
After an agreeable conversation with
a gentleman who had suffered from ill
health, Emerson remarked, "You for
merly bragged of bad health, sir; I
trust you are all right now."
Emerson's reticence with regard to
Carlyle's strong expressions against
America was equally wise and admira
ble. His friends crowded about him,
urging him to denounce Carlyle, as a
sacred duty, but he stood serene and
silent as the rocks until the angry sea
was calm.
"Yes," said
ic men.
Stage Blacking.
San Faanclsco ('all.
To supply the burnt cork used by
minstrel performers of this city occu
pies the entire time and earnest atten
tion of one interesting character, a lit
tle man whose place of business is on
the curbstone on the north side of Pine
"I first gather my corks," he ex
plains. "I get them from the big
bottling houses who buy lots ot bottles
—many of them with corks that would
not keep the air out of wine or beer.
When I get ready to burn I put the
corks into those three washboilers you
see there with holes punched in their
sides and bottom, sprinkle alcohol over
them and set them afire. Then I fill
one of those muslin sacks with the
charred cork, and knead the sack in
this barrel of water. That forces the
powdered charcoal through the sack
into the water. When I have worked
all my charred cork through the sack
into the water, I drain the water
through a close canvas sack you see on
that frame there, and what remains in
the canvas sack is ready for the artists.
I put it up in one-pound tins, and they
use it out of them. When a performer
is ready to 'black up,
he takes a little of thi
his hands and washes his face, neck
and hands in it, and ho is blacked as
you see him on the stage.
' us they call it,
is black paste in

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