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A. R. ZIMMERMAN, Publisher.
INC AN a.
DEED OF A MADMAN.
KILLS HIS WIFE", CHILDREN, AND
Terrible Crash of Death in a Street
Car Tunnel Railroad Lauds For
feited Kelisioas Liberty at Last
Conceded in Hungary.
A Murderous Maniac.
David Spragg, his wife and six children
lived four and one-half miles from Ridge
way. Mo. lie was an industrious farmer,
well-to-do and greatly respected. About
noon Tuesday, without having given any
signs of dementia, he walked into the
kitchen, took up the butcher knife and,
calling two of his children to him, made
an attempt to cut their throats. "With
blood spurting from their wounds, they
cried for their mother. Thinking his
wife, for whom he has shown the most
marked affection, was about to escape, he
turned his attention to her. The bloody
trail about the premises shows what a
ferocious struggle ensued in the death
combat. The screams of the children,
sobbing for their mother, seemed to in
crease his anger, and two other children
were soon his victims. The oldest child,
a ly of 1', and the two children whose
lives he first attempted to take, ran to
a neighlor's and gave the alarm. Only
one child of the family of six was left, a
baby Ü months old crooning in the, cradle.
This was murdered next. Then he went
out bj the hide of his wife, and. drawing
the same knife over his own throat, fell
across her body lifeless. There can ios
sibly be no other cause than insr.nity.
Spragg was never quarrelsome, was not
intemperate and never abused his fam
ily. He was always indulgent and provi
dent. The three children who are dead
are G mouths, 'J years and 4 years old.
The two children. 0 and 8 respectively,
who escaped with the oldest child, are
badly lacerated, but the wounds will per
haps not prove fatal.
Death in n Tunnel Collision.
Untier the center of the Chicago River
In the Washington street tunnel a run
away Milwaukee avenue train Tuesday
night dashed into a Madison street train,
the grip of the former and the Ogden
avenue trailer of the latter telescoping
each other. I Jesuit: Two men dead, a
score or more passengers hurt, some seri
ously. According to the little informa
tion that could be obtained from the grii
man of the runaway train, his grip broke
just as he reached the arch of the tunnel.
His heavily loaded train shot forward
down the incline and before he could set
the brakes it had acquired such headway
that the brakes were practically useless.
The rails were wet and slippery, and the
train slid onward with ever-increasing
momentum toward the cars In front of it,
notwithstanding the gripman lore down
on the brake lever with all his weight
and strength, and poured sand on the
rails. Hi yelled at the top of his voice
and rang his gong, hoping the gripman
ahead would understand and let go the
cable, but he did not seem to comprehend.
Passengers on the runaway train were
thrown into a panic, and some tried to
get out, but the cars were so crowded
that they simply wedged each other in
tighter. The crash came just in the mid
dle of the tunnel under the river. There
was a bump, a ripping of timbers, a grind
ing, crushing sound, and the two trains
came to a standstill, wrenched and broken
at the ltottom of the grade. Then were
heard other sounds. There were shrieks
of fear and groans of pain. Fire added
its terrors to the stampede which follow
ed the wreck, but fortunately the flames
were extinguished before additional in
jury and suffering were inflicted. The
work of rescue and clearing away the
wreck was conducted by the firemen, and
occupied two hours.
From returns to the Agricultural De
partment the condition of winter wheat
Dec. 1 is placed at Si), against SI. 5 last
Chicago passenger officials are confi
dent an cast-lnMind pool will be formed
and in operation before the close of the
Secretary Carlisle and Comptroller
Eckles explained the new currency plan
to the House Hanking and Currency Com
mittee. A resolution calling on the President to
begin n getuti m to secure the indepen
dence of Cuba was offered in the Senate
News that Emperor Francis Joseph
had approved the ecclesiastical bills cre
ated enthusiasm in the Hungarian
President Diaz, of Mexico, has de
clined man- offers of men and money, be
lieving there is no danger of war with
A proclamation declaring forfeited
lands granted the St. Paul Kailroad in
the Sioux reservation has been issued by
The coroner's jury at Minneapolis re
turned a verdict that Catherine Ging
came to her death at the hands of per
Net earnings of the railroads of the
country during the year fell off $'JOi a
mile, according to figures compiled by the
interstate commerce commission.
Receivers of the Atchison and 'Frisco
petitioned for severance of relations with
the Atlantic and Pacific- and for discon
tinuance of four non-paying branch lines.
A representative of Charles H. Roussc,
n millionaire of New York, is at Rich
niond, Ya., to establish n museum of con
federate relics. The details are to be left
to a committee of nine confederate gen
erals. Mabel Briggs and Alma Leonard, of
Kau Claire, Wis., has again lapsed under
the hypnotic control of Dr. Pickin, and
are in a state of nervous prostration.
Mrs. I. R .Notsen, an Omaha school
teacher, has disappeared with her two
children under circumstances which indi
cate she may have murdered the children
and then committed suicide.
Kansas City's $'!.OOomjo Wmds for pur
chase of the National Waterworks have
been sold for a premium of $.'!0,CXK).
A counterfeiting plant, which has been
turning out large numlnrs of bogus half
lullars was discovered at Minne-aiH.lis.
Plate glass manufacturers met at Pitts
burg and took preliminary steps to form
Oden Bowie, ex-Governor of Maryland,
and a prominent figure in war times, died
at his home at Bowie.
The schooner Clara E. Simpson was run
into ami sunk off the Connecticut coast.
Three sailors were drowned
Two blazes in the New York dry goods
district did :!r0, m xj damage. Seventy
live girls a had narrow escape.
Yale and Princeton will each receive
$12,10 from the receipts of the football
game played on Manhattan field.
Archbishop Corrigan has called a meet
ing of the'archdiocesan council to consider
the contumacy of Father Ducey.
Richard Croker and M. F. Dwyer, of
New York, are contemplating the transfer
of their racing interests to England.
Further evidence of shocking police bru
tality and corruption was brought out by
the Lexow committee in New York.
Congressman-elect Andrew J. Camp
bell, of the Tenth New York District, died
at his home of Bright's disease, aged 0.0
Thirty-five of the forty-two children in
the Ayer Home for Young Women and
Children at Lowell, Mass., have scarlet
W. K. Vanderbilt sailed for New York
Wednesday from Liverpool on the Teu
tonic. It is surmised Mrs. Vanderbilt
has refused the $;j,000.000 settlement and
will bring formal application for divorce.
The Lincoln memorial collection which
was exhibited at the World's Fair was
sold at auction in Philadelphia. It con
sisted largely of law books, office furni
ture, and autograph letters, and realized
Judge Bookwaltor, of Charleston, 111.,
fined a brass band whose playing annoyed
him for contempt of court.
Captain John Pridgeon, the millionaire
capitalist and vessel owner, died at his
home in Detroit, aged 00 years.
University of Chicago football team
will probably go to San Francisco to play
the Stanford University eleven.
Miss.Tosephine Brand, of Lawrenceburg.
Ind., a school-teacher, was robbed of $10,
500 on the streets of Cincinnati, Ohio.
At San Francisco. Key el Santa Anita
finished second to Gilead in the Pacific
Union stakes event over a muddy track.
Quimby Buffe, a young Ohio farmer, in
vited his neighbors to a popcorn social
and committed suicide in their presence.
Adry A. Hay ward, a brother of Harry
Hayward, has been arrested at Minneap
olis, charged with killing Miss Kitty Ging.
Reports to a Cincinnati paper show the
winter wheat area has been increased 1.9
per cent. The plant is in good condition.
Deputy Marshals had a fight with six
members of the Cook band near Tulse, I.
T. One of the marshals was fatally shot.
Northwestern University trustees have
appointed a committee to consider the ad
visability of prohibiting foot-ball playing.
Paul Fierbacher, a German boy of
Guthrie, Okln., has invented a railroad
tie for which he has been offered 50,000.
Harry Hay ward, susjiected of the mur
der of Miss Ging nt Minneaiolis, was re
leased from custody after a rigid examin
ation. Judge Hugh W. Maxwell, a pioneer of
Central Iowa, died at Des Moines, aged
07 years. He retired from the bench in
Great damage has been caused by the
prairie fires in Northern Indiana. Nearly
.000 tons of hay were destroyed near
Surgeons in the employ of the Big Four
Railroad met nt Indianapolis and ar
ranged to establish a chain of hospitals
Inquest into the killing in Chicago of
Gustav M. Colliander on election night
resulted In a verdict of death at the hands
of persons unknown.
Milwaukee roliee discovered a conspir
acy by means of which the John Pritz
laff Company had been robbed of $10,
000 worth of hardware.
At Hermosa, S. D., there is great ex
citement over a rich gold strike in the
"Holy Terror" mine. A twenty-four
hours run netted $3,500.
Jennie Graves, 5-year-old daughter of
Frank Graves, living near Frankfort,
Ind.. was burned to death from her frock
catching fire at an open grate.
The Indiana. Coal Operators Associa
tion and the United Mine Workers of
Indiana will send delegates to the arbitra
tion conference at Columbus, Ohio.
Evidence against 500 violators of the
election laws has been secured in Chicago
by the Civic Federation, and warrants
for their arrest will shortly be secured.
It is now believed that Miss Catherine
Ging, the Minneapolis dressmaker, who
was found murdered, was robbed of $7,
OOo in cash which she had drawn from a
Nellie Dowd Jackson, an actress in
"MOIT company, eowhided Eddy Red
waj a member of the same compauy, for
making uncomplimentary remarks about
her at Indianapolis.
While Jack Phineas, a notorious out
law, was asleep in his house near Kil
dare, Okla., some person crept to his bed
side and cut his throat. Phineas was a
member of the Dalton gang.
The Rev. Conrad Haney, one of the
most popular and prominent of Chicago
ministers, formerly pastor of the Lake
Avenue Union Church, eloped with Mrs.
Annie II. Brandt, wife of one of his
church members. Each deserted a family.
The affair has created a tremendous sen
sation. Financial embarrassment caused Rob
ert Huston, ex-Sheriff of Will County,
Illinois, grand treasurer of the Illinois
Council of the American Legion of Hon
or, an old i"ldier who lost a leg in the
war of the rebellion and a man well
known throughout the State, to commit
suicide at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Chi
Cut almost in two with an ax the lody
of Alfred D. Barnes, janitor of the Hia
watha flat building nt Chicago, was found
in a packing case early Friday morning.
The body was perfectly nude. The man
had been killed by two murderous blows
on the head, and attempt had been made
ofterwar' to disjoint the lmdy with an
ax. Four persons are held by the iolice.
Fire at 1:30 o'clock Saturday morning
destroyed the big establishment of the
Challenge Machine Company, builders of
printing presses, nt Chicago. The loss is
estimated at $100,000. Across the street
from the burning building, the entire 250
feet of which was on fire when the first
engines arrived were two big storage
tanks of the Equitable Company, holding
1,200.000 feet of ga:. The firemen de
voted their energies to preventing an ex
plosion. Not until twenty engines were
throwing water was the clanger averted.
There is no more mystery nlnut the
murder of Alfred D. Barnes in the Hia
watha flats, Chicago. The culpable ones
are in custody after having made full and
free confessions. Edmund Jordan com
mitted the brutal crime and Annie Ma
haney helped him to cover it up and con
ceal the chopped body of the victim. John
It. Jersey was a phlegmatic witness to
part of the criminal proceedings. So far
as the authorities are concerned nothing
remains to be done, and for Jordan noth
ing is left but a discredited pica of self
defense. Claus Spreckels drew a check for $1,
5(UM)0 on the Nevada Bank. San Fran
cisco, a few days ago, and it is now said
that the money was in completion of a
large land deal. This included the pur
chase of 40,000 acres on which is located
the Chino sugar factory. The deal was
engineered by C. II. Phillips, of San Luis
Obispo, and is paid to be the largest real
estate transaction m the history of South
ern California. The transfer includes the
town site of Chino. the Chino Valley
Railway, a narrow-gauge road ten miles
lung, the water system, and the contract
with the Chino Valley Beet Sugar Com
The bill to punish usurpers of State of
fices was passed by the Alabama Legisla
ture by a party vote.
The City Council of Jacksonville, Fla.,
has unanimously repealed the ordinance
permitting prize lighting.
M rs. Louis Alberti, of Galveston, gave
poison to her children, four of whom
died. She was made insane by religion.
The old Jefferson Davis mansion at
Richmond, Ya., formerly the White
House of the Confederacy, is about to be
converted into a museum of Confederate
A contribution of $300, made by Wash
ington Duke, of Raleigh, N. C, to the
North Carolina Methodist Episcopal con
ference, has been refused because it is
A Texas and Pacific passenger train
was held up at a trestle seven miles west
of Fort Worth at 5:30 p. m. Thursday.
The train was stopped just as the en
gine and express car had crossed, the
passenger coaches coming to a standstill
on the trestle, where the passengers had
no opportunity of getting off. Those who
caught a glimpse of the proceedings saw
three masked men, with guns leveled,
marching the engineer and trainmen in
and out of the baggage car. When they
finished their work the robbers made the
engineer back the train over the trestle,
and while it was crossing they disappear
ed in a thick forest. The passengers kept
so close while the train was being robbed
that they did not know much about what
was going on. It is said the robbers se
cured over $100,000.
By a vote of 77 to 05 the Georgia Leg
islature has set its face against any ef
fort in the way of bringing women into
politics. Governor Atkinson, in assum
ing office, was anxious to make Miss Hel
en Dortch, a pretty editress of 18. his
private secretary. It was then found the
preceding Legislature had conferred mili
tary rank upon that office. Through Rep
resentative Boufeullet Governor Atkin
son sought to have an act passed mak
ing women eligible to hold Sate House
clerkships, with the view of appointing
Miss Dortch to the place of Assistant
Librarian. It was this measure that the
Legislature squelched. Grand Master
Shannon, of the Masonic fraternity, has
offered Governor Atkinson the use of his
name for appointment with the view of
conferring the place upon Miss Dortch as
his agent. It remains to be seen what
t.ie Governor will do.
Resolutions calling for information
about the Hawaiian and Bluefields inci
dents were passed by the Senate.
Silver Senators have entered into a con
spiracy to change the Senate rules so a
free silver law can be forced through.
Democrats of the House Banking and
Currency Committee have resolved to re
port a bill in line with Carlisle's plan.
Gold is beginning to go out again, $1,
581,123 having been withdrawn in a clay.
Treasury officials offer no explanation.
Congressional Campaign Committee has
notified contestants that they must have
good cases and expect no partisan favors, j
The Patterson amendments to the in
terstate commerce act were taken up in
the House and explained by their author.
Democratic Senators in caucus discuss
ed resolutions favoring cloture and aban
donment of efforts to amend the tariff
The President has sent to the Senato
the correspondence in relation to the ter
mination of the reciprocity treaty with
N.vy department has accepted the
cruiser Minneapolis and ordered the pay
ment of $414,000, the premium she
Chairman Babcock, of the Republican
Congressional Committee, says McKin
leyisni will not be revived in the next
Passage of the Patterson amendment
to the interstate commerce act has been
endangered by a breach of faith on the
part of the railroad lobby.
In his annual report Attorney General
Olney commends the Supreme Court for
its promptitude in deciding cases and
offers explanation for his course during
It is understood that Mrs. Cleveland
will be compelled to retire from society
again this winter, in anticipation of an
interesting event that is expected to oc
cur in March next, says a Washington j
exchange. Several of the ladies ot the
Diplomatic Corps will be missed this win
ter for the sani'j reason.
Washington dispatch: The soporific
quiet of the Capitol was rudely broken
In uikii by a straight tip from the White !
House that if the Democrats did not !
make good use of the time at their dis
ltosal to pass laws for currency reform,
and other reforms suggested in his mes- !
sage, President Cleveland would prompt- ;
ly call a spec ial session after the decease j
of the present Congress, and give the .
Republicans a c hanc e to legislate for the
good of the country. Vilas brought the
special session - tip straight from the
White House, with instructions to give
it circulation, which he proceeded to do j
forthwith. I he news lound its way
quickly to the other end of the Capitol
and was given authoritative currency
by the quar-i indorsement of repetition by
Catchings, of Mississippi, who has the
credit of leing Speaker Crisp's speaking
partner. Warner, Cochrane, Tracy and
others in the President's personal con
fidence, gave it the weight of industrious
recital, and any doubt as to the authen
ticity of the iHjinter was speedily re
Socialist members of the German reieh
stag created a disorderly scene in the
chamber by refusing to cheer for the Em
peror. Advices from Nicaragua state that the
treaty between that country and Great
Britain has been ignored by Zelaya's
Japan has notified China she will not
entertain further peace proposals uuless
presented by a regularly accredited am
bassador. Tories have arranged a demonstration
on the Prince of Wales' return in recog
nition of his efforts for an agreement
Reginald L. T. B. Saunderson. a highly
connected young Englishman, has been
arrested charged with having committed
the last "Jack-tho-Ripper" murder.
Pekin is terror stricken by the news
from Port Arthur. The Emperor is ac
cusing all his ministers of deception and
treachery. The storm raging around Li
Hung Chang is constantly increasing,
and he is now fighting not for the reten
tion of his dec-orations, but for his life.
Count Ferdinand do Lesseps, who has
been one of the most prominent charac
ters in France for more than a quarter of
a centurj, is dead. Ferdinand de Lesseps
was born in 1N5 at Versailles, and. after
a brilliant educational earrer at the Ly
ceum ITcnry IV., he was appointed con
sul at Alexandria in 1835. just as the
plague had smitten that city and people
were fleeing from it by thousands. 1),
Lesseps remained at his post, started an
ambulance and tended the patients till the
pest was over. The vessel in which he ar
rived on oneoecasion at the harbor of Alex
andria was put under quarantine. De
Lesseps asked the Captain to lend him a
few books with which to while away the
dreary hours. One of these volumes con
taiued an imaginary sketch of a canal
through the Isthmus of Suez. Its perusal
fascinated Do Lesseps to such an extent
that he determined then and there to
think the project over and see if it could
not be carried out. He met with immer
ous obstacles of all sorts, but overcame
them one after the other, and the canal
was built, and on Nov. 17, 1S), formally
opened. The highest honors were paid to
the great engineer, and on his return to
Paris he was invested with the grand
cordon of the Legion of Honor. The next
project of his life was the unfortunate
Panama enterprise. Readers are famib
iar with the collapse of the scheme and
the great financial scandal connected
Masked men attempted to blow up
Berea College with a dynamite bomb, but
were frustrated by a student.
Transcontinental lines made progress
in settling their passenger rate difficulties
and a new association is assured.
In spite of President Ilavemeyer's dole
ful statements regarding the sugar trust,
the usual dividends have been declared.
Many decisions of interest were ren
dered at the session of the Board of Ap
peals of the American Trotting Associa
tion. A statement showing the Armenians to
have been the aggressors in the recent
troubles has been received by the Turkish
While returning from a visit to Scot
land Mrs. Hannah Williams, of Chicago,
jumied into the Atlantic and was
The president and directors of George
town College have prohibited the playing
of foot-ball until the rules have been
Kelly is organizing another Coxey
army in Sacramento, Cal.. to move ou
"G rover's villa at Washington" and urge
Congress to provide work for unemployed
R. G. Dim & Co.'s Review says: It is
dillicult to detect any change in current
business. Prospects for business after
Jan. 1 nre quite generally considered
more hopeful; in some branches there are
larger orders and the west-bound ship
ments of merchandise are a little larger,
but the working force naturally dimin
ishes near the end of the year and the
holiday traffic brings just now a tenqvor
ary activity which is not of much general
significance. The meeting of Congress
and the announcement of the new cur
rency plan and of various bills promised
have not affected the situation precept i
bly. On the whole agricultural products
are scarcely stronger and wages of labor
do not advance, but there is reason to ex
pect the employment of a somewhat
larger working force after the holidays.
The exieeted government report on feed
ing cattle and hogs has scarcely influ
enced the market. It is doubted whether
the estimate is more reliable than the es
timates of yield of wheat and cotton,
which are not regarded seriously.
Chicago Cattle, common to prrme,
&i.7."Vfj0.75; hogs, shipping grades,
4.75; sheep, fair to choice, $iy:i.7.";
wheat. No. 2 rod, rjoc; corn, No. 2,
47$ 48c: oats, No. 2, 2l.'.0c; rye. No.
2, 4, 40c; butter, choice creamery, 'S0t.
24c; eggs, fresh, '2'2(i':.k-; iotatoes, car
lot s. per bushel, 5.Vlöe.
Indianapolis Cattle, shipping,
5.75; hogs, choice light, 4.75; sheep,
common to prime, $2W.'l; wheat, No.
2 red, r2T."V::c; corn. No. 1 white, 42W
42K;c; oats, No. 2 white. '.UlTi'M.
St. Louis Cattle, $:;; hogs, 'If l.To;
wheat. No. 2 reel, olfrrtfcr corn, No. 2,
47Afi IJc; oats, No. 2, ilOf&llc; rye, No.
2, TCifi: 55c.
Cincinnati Cattle, 3.50(775.50; hogs,
$4..": sheep, Un'A; wheat,-No. 2 red. 54
54&c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 4 Vn Uc;
oafs. No. 2 mixed, 02i;Uc; rye, No. 2..
Detroit Cattle. S2..r0Tr.2.": hogs, m.
4.7.": sheep, $2ft2.7ä; wheat, No. 1 white,
I0'W.77c; corn, No. 2 yellow, 44I-trlXic;
oats. No. 2 white, oloöc; rye, No. 2,
Toledo Wheat, No. 2 red, 5.Vc75de;
com, No. 2 mixed, 4 771 Sc: oats, No. 2
white, :;M;Ue; rye. No. 2. 4W'.lc.
Buffalo Cattle, $2.otf ."i.r,0; hogs. $4f7'
T: sheep, $2(f.'l; wheat, No. 2 red. ZtKU,t
fiO'V; torn, No. 2 yellow, 48 40c;
oats. No. 2 white, I'Mi'Mc.
Milwaukee Wheat. No. 2 spring.
r0c;corn. No. .?, 444."V-.c; oats. No. 2,
white, :t2rf.at:!f; barley. No. 2, .TJiffttfc;
rye, No. 1, 41f."lc; pork, mess, $11.7.V
New York-Cattle, $.,.Tfi: hogs,
ii.20; sheep, $2:.r0; wheat, No. 2 red. 02
fef(.'tc; corn. No. 2, r7(fj."Sc; oats, white.
Western, 37(42; butter, creamery, 24
t2öe; eggs. Western, 25VÜ2(c.
SEELEY OR HIS TWIN.
POLICE THINK THEY HAVE THE
Nelson Morris Sues the Whisky Crowd
Hotel Guests liouted by Fire at
Omaha Narrow Escape for Chatta-noo:,'a-Gcn.
IJlack in Luck.
A Notable Arrest.
A man supposed to be Samuel C. See
ley, the nbscoiidhif: bookkeeper of the
National Shoe and Leather Bank, New
York, who embezzled S."." !.. was ar
rested in Chicago at lU:Me o'clock on
Monday niirht by Detectives William
O'DonnclI and J. Almandinger, of the
Central Station. The prisoner was taken
to police headquarters, where he gave the
name of Frank J. Dale, but refused to
give any further information concerning
himself. His appearance corresponded
exactly with the description and picturo
sent out by the p.li( of New York in a
circular asking for Secley's arrest, save
that the prisoner's mustache had appar
ently been trimmed and dyed, and his
hair also trimmed and combed down over
his forehead instead of being
back as was Secley's habit.
Old Friends at Outs,
Nelson Morris filed jui assumpsit suit
in the Circuit Court at Chicago against
the American Distilling and Cattle Fe ed
ing Company for ö." , n . He had a
contract with the company to feoa 4.
00O head of cattle, beginning Oct. 1 of
thi:' year. The greatest number of cattle
that can be fed by the company is 5.0(H),
or one-eighth of the number named in the
contract. Mr. Morris figures that this
failure will occasion serious Iosü to him,
and he therefore brings suit.
Penned the Fire In.
Several hundred guests of the Murray
and Paxton Hotels at Omaha. Neb., were
routed out of their rooms Monday night
by flames licking the walls of those struc
tures from the burning four-story build
ing ot the Omaha Consolidated Couoe
Company. Their fright, however, was the
extent of the damage in that direction,
though the coffee company lost more than
Chattanooga' Bijg Hotel Burned.
The isolated position of the Southern
Hotel Building, which was destroyed by
fire Monday, alone prevented Chatta-
w - - - m.
! nooga. Tenn., from being swept away
The Knoxville tire department was tele
graphed to prepare to render assistance
if the emergency arose. A high wind
prevailed. The loss was $FJ5,000; insur
Mrs. Jacob Cherry was found at her
home, ten miles from Zanesville, Ohio,
cold and stiff and with her throat cut.
Evans Scott, owner of a ranch near
Newport. Neb., killed one of his employes
with whom he had a quarrel about wages.
Sam Evans, connected with prominent
Fort Worth families, has confessed to
participation in the Texas Pacific train
William Taylor has confessed to the
murder of David Doty near Richmond,
Ky.. and friends of the latter threaten
National Live Stock Exchange, in con
vention at St. Louis, took decided action
regarding Germany's embargo on Ameri
John Hoffman. 75 years old. who fays
he has stolen riK horses, was arresteel at
Crown Point, Ind., while makiag away
with a team.
Whitecaps broke into the house of
Thomas Edgington. at Springfield. Ky.,
and killed him in the presence of his wife
and five children.
Two killed, one maimed for life, and
two badly wounded, is the result of a
pitchl battle fought between citizens of
Alva and Eagle, Ok.
Rev. Father Ducey has issued another
statement concerning his controversy
with Archbishop Corrigan, charging the
latter with ingratitude.
Miss Annie Grace Lippiueott, daughter
of ( race Greenwood." the author, and
Herbert Hall Winslow, the dramatist,
were married in Washington.
Rev. N. D. Ilillis. pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Evanston. has
been chosen to succeed Rev. David Swing
of the Central Church, Chicago.
The Brotherhood of Painters and Dec
orators of America voted to approve the
abolition of conventions, and to adopt
the initiative and referendum plan.
School taxes amounting to $'1S1.S51
have been omitted from the Milwaukee
tx levy through a clerical error, and it
is expecte'd (he city will be embarrassed
Five members of the family of F. W.
M itchier, of Kansas City, were seriously
injured by jumping from a third-story
window during the progress of a fire in
Representative' John C. Black, of Illi
nois, formerly Commissioner of Pensions,
has been nominated to be United States
District Attorney at Chicago, vice Sher
wood Dixon, recently dee-eased.
Bill (Jay, alias George Leroy, the no
torious outlaw wanted by the Meagher
County (Montana) authorities for the
murder of William Rader and James
Mackeyn. in May. 1S0", has been landed
in jail at The Needles, Cal.
John Clayton shot and killed Jesse
Driver, a lover of Clayton's 14-year-oM
daughter, in Webster County, N. Y. He
Ijnd been forbidden to come on the Clay
ton farm, but persisted in his attentions
o the girl. The young people were about
British Consul General Hawes is saiel
to have been involved in the latest Ha
waiian plot for the restoration of the
Guatemalans proiwse to establish a line
of steamers to run in opiosition to the
Pacific Mail steamships, in connection
with the Tchuantepec Road, the steamey
to ply between Sahna Cruz and Panama.
A drunken woman created a scene in
the Holy Rsary Church, New York, bv
calling for three i beers for Father Ducey.
Trinity Church, New York, is shown to
derirp a htrge revenue from the rentiug
of tenement houses unlit f(r habitation.
While attempting to eject a gajig of
tramps from the railroad yards at Yas
sar, Mich., Marshal Mclntyre was fatally
Timothy Smith and Timothy Slagh,
owners of a planing-mill at Holland,
Mich.. wVre arrestvd for setting fire to the
TVOEK OF COXGBESS.
DOINGS OF OUR NATIONAL LAW
MAKERS. Proceedings of the Senate antl House
Uriefly Sniiiniarized Measures In
trod need, Passed, or Referred to
Commit tee-K out i iic Work.
Con: ins Work of Congress.
The present Mission of Congress is not
unlikely to be marked by some interesting,
debates. It seems altogether likely that
the session will be partially devoted to a
discussion of the e urivney problems be
fore the country, the President having,
set the discussion going by the recom
mendations of bis message. It will be
st range if the West and South do not
make one more attempt to pass a free sil
ver measure. There have been elected
several new Congressmen, who will, when
their time conies, no doubt act with th
free silver side. The income tax will un
doubtedly come before the present ses
sion of Congress. There was an appro
priation of S'.MMMl made em the recommen
dation of Secretary Carlisle to provide for
the hire of clerks and the cost of the
preparation of blanks to be used in its
collee tion. but it will take at b-ast half a
million dollars a year to provide for the
cost of the niae-hinery of collection in the
ofüees of til listrict collectors of internal
revenue. Senator Hill and his school f
opponents of the income tax have addi
tional chance to voice their opposition to
it. The tariif is not out of the woods yet.
rlhe "popgun"' bills, so-e-allcd, the inde
pendent measure providing for the free
entrance of many staples into the coun
try, have come over from the first session
of the Fifty-third Congress, and as all of
them have devotees, they are sure to bo
brought forward for eliscussion. if not for
cction. This cl sing session of Congress
will have one merit that its predecessor
did not have. That is that the country
knows when it will end. The first ses
sion didn't have that desirable qualifica
tion. Up vo Thursday neither branch had
gotten in shape for active work. The re
ports of the C:'.i;iet Ministers had been
received, and both houses eliscussed them
carefully. Congressman I-'ithian. of Illi
nois, iutroduccel two bills affecting tlu
hipping interests. The? bills were de
signed to relieve sailing vessels of a por
tion of their temnage tax. and transfer it
to steam vessels, and to change the meas
urement law to make it conform to those
of Great Britain, Norway ami other na
tions. The object sought is to diminish
the amount of taxes whic h the vessels ot
the United States have to pay in foreign
ports. A bill providing for the free coin
age of silver was introduced in the Houso
by Representative Hartman, of Mon
tana. An imiKirtant provision of tho
measure is that requiring imiort duties
to be paid in gold in cases where the arti
cles of importation are brought from
countries whose Governments refuse to
open their mints to the free coinage of
silver and gold. The Senate called for
correspondence and information relative
to several foreign questions, ami the
House passed a bill to transform Shiloh'tj.
battle field into a national park.
In the Senate Thursday some state pa
pers from the President were received..
Mr. Turpie advocated the election of
Senators by direct vote. The bill exempt
ing from duty foreign exhibits at the
Portland (Ore.) exposition, -and a bill ex
teneling the time for commencing and
completion of a bridge ac ross the Missis
sippi River at New Orleans was passed.
Mr. Ransom gave notice that the memo
rial services for the late Senator Yan co
would be held Jan. 17 next. A bill was
passed for the national dedication of tho
Chic-kamauga and Chattanooga national
park Sept. 11) and "0, lSJCi, under the di
rection of the Sec retary of War. The en
tire time of the House was occupied in
the discussion of the railroad iooliug bill.
No action, however, was taken.
The Senate devoteel Monday to a elis
cussion of our foreign relations and the
Nicaraugua canal. The House devoteel
the day, under the rules, to the business
rcorted from the District of Columbia
Committee. Several bills of purely local
importance were passed and a resolution
was adopted setting aside the third Satur
day in January for eulogies on the life
ainl character of Marcus B. Lisle, lato
representative from the Tenth Kentucky
The House on Tuesday, after a spirited
debate, passed the bill legalizing the pend
ing of railroads, by a vete of 1M to 11 .
Mr. Breckinridge of Kentucky reported
the urgent eleliieue-y bill. Mr. Dingh-y
of Maine asked unanimous consent for
the consideration of a resolution calling
on the See-ret a ry eif the Treasury for in
formation first as t whether ihe arti
cles of the Behring Sea tribunal had re-sulte-d
hist season in saving the fur seal
herds from that destruction they were
intended to prevent; second, information
as to tl.e number ami sex of seals killed
by pelagic sealers; third, the protection
of fur seal herds on the Pribyloff Islands;
and fourth, the revenue derived by the
Covernment from the seals during the
past and the expenditure of the Govern
ment for the protection during the same'
period. The business of the Senate was
conlined to confirming nominations.
The Hungarian Cabinet was defeated
In the lower house, which rejee-ted the
bill to subsidize the new Comedy theater.
Chicago commission men are seeking
the abolition of the through refrigerator
System, alleging it discriminates against
Tue greasy clothing of John Shire, of
Muncie, Ind.. aged l.'l. oil boy at the In
diana Iron Works, caught fire and he was
The Back-Everett ordinance, which is.
to give Detroit rapid transit fer a 3-cent
fare, was passed by the Council and sign
ed by the Mayor.
The city of Yalparaiso, Ind., has.
brought suit against ex-Treasurer
Schwarzkopf and his bondsmen for the
recovery of L,(KX).
Hardin, on trial in the United States
Court at Fort Smith, Ark., charged with
murder, was acquitted. He was one of
the Cook gang. He is a brother-in-law
of Bill Cook.
Zokc Allerton. living near Roanoke,
Md., beat his wife into insensibility, cut
her head ami fae-e ami knocked Iwr upon
a hot stove, ami is under bonds awaiting
the outcome of he r injuries.
Nebraska courts have held that students
at the State Institute fer the Blind must
quit the school on being graduated. Last
year' class refused to leave, but were re
moved on a writ of ouster.