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Getting in Their Work in the "West and Southwest. Railroad Communication Greatly Interrupted. The Tracks Covered With Huge I ' Drifts of Snow. Telegraphic C'omim.nlcnti.in Aluo 8-rI- oniiiy Interrupt. .! -80 I-ur i Known No 1am of Life Ha Ileeii K. ported, Kitlior 1 to Man or ISeimt There Han lleen Con ' aldsrnble' Ktiffering At l,:iMt AnoiiiiU ; the Temperature Hud Noinuwhut Mnd ; erated. Kansas City, Dec; 9. Wcdnes day a howling blizzu-J raged across Kansas and the west and southwest. Trains were delayed or blockaded and cattle are suffering greatly. Tuesday night the temperature began to fall and tho ruin, which had been falling for twelve hours, turned first to sleet and then to snow. Then camo a strong northwest wind, amounting al most to a gale. The high winds blew the snow into huge drifts in the northern part of the Btate, and all the railroads traversing that section are either completely Diocxauea or suiter trom a severe mi petling of their traffic. So far as learned there has been no loss of life of either man or beast caused by the storm. It is exported, however, that, as later reports come in, there will be accounts of loss to unprotected herds of cattle. At midnight telegraphic communica tion was cut off between this city and many of the western, southern and cen tral Kansas cities. - From Wichita a message . States that the snowfall is over six inches, and that the storm is general throughout Okla homa. Within a radius of 100 miles of Omaha it partook of the nature of a blizzard, althpugh the temperature 1ms mod erated. For about fourteen hours the snow fell in driving clouds, carried along by a Stiff gale from the north. In Omaha traffic was generally sus pended and the electric street car lines are so thoroughly blockaded that it will ,be at least two days bfforo they can run again. But few serious accidents are reported. Reports from Iowa and the northwest tell of deep snowdrifts and cold weather. In I. in it. Dubuque, la., Dec. 0. Snow fell hero nearly all. Wednesday. The storm is general throughout the northwest, and tho snow is so deep in places as to delay trains. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT. Valuable Information K.upceting the De partment of .liiMtlce. Washington, Dec. it. Attorney Gen eral Miller's annual report submitted to congress shows a total expenditure of :i,7 IH,2;il).(i8, of wiiich $7a.834.10 was paid to United States marshals. In 2,001) civil suits terminated 1,(118 were in favor of the United States and I:U against tho United States. There were nls6 terminated 18,724 criminal prosecu tions. . The.: business of the deportment is continually and largely increasing. This increase is most noticeable in the busi ness before the court of claims. Tim reference to that court for investigation and findings, of claims for the taking arid injury to property of persons as suming to have been loyal during the war, such claims being already between 9,0(M and 10,0(10 in number and in amount aggregating nearly 100,000,000, and still more recently tho duty im posed upon that court of trying claims for Indian deprivations, such claims tl ready filed being over 8,ono in numb r and -aggregating over i!ii, (MI0,000 a i very suggestive of tlie growing work . f the department. He reviews briefly the work of the United Start s supreme court, and says ho is ghi. I to lie utile to report that, ns the remit of the organization ofjtbo circuit, eor.ii of appeals, the nisrbcr of cases in t lie supreme courtis being re duced. He hIho refers to the business before these circuit tWvts and suggests that some provjrrfn li" enacted by con gress for t lie paync-nt of district attor neys for services in these courts, so that it will liot be left to t lie discretion of the attorney general. The necessity for such discretionary action, he says, ought to bo by legislation reduced to the minimum. This whole subject of the management of the government's business in tin cir cuit court of appeal ought to have the careful attention of congress. BLOWN UP. yuntuMe l'fte.1 to Remove nit Olitertlona ., ' hie Saloon nt Itui lliinten, In. I. Indianapolis, Dec. 9. A two-story frame building at Burlington, Carroll county, occupied by John A. (Irahain, for saloon purposes, was dynamited at 2:!S0 o'clock Wednesday morning and completely ruined. The saloon, stock and fixtures were blown to the four winds. Tho explosive material was evidently placed under the bar. There has been a strong sentiment against the saloon at Burlington for weeks, and lit a previous time a partly successful at tempt nt incendiarism was made upon it. The village is greatly excited over this last occurrence. l-'llther and Sou A:isslimt-d. Ati.ant.1, Dee. It. John Roberts, a well-to-do planter, while .h iving on the Sandtown road, six miles from Atlanta, was, with his ten-year-old son, waylaid near a dense clump of woods and both fatally shot from ambush Wednesday. Huberts stated it was too dark to see who bred the shot, but it is strongly believed to be a farmer named Fred Cunningham, who is said to have sworn vengeance against Roberts for assault jngltis half brother. ' To Hreak I'p tlie Conference. Berlin, Dec. 0. Tho Berliner Tnge Watt's Brussels correspondent says that in the lobby M. Ueerenert Belgina. pre mier and minister of finance, spoke of tfie silver conference as a complete fail nre. adding that (ierniany, Austria ' Ilungarv and Switzerland would recall their delegates at the end of this week. SATOLLI'S MISSION. '.ih..ll t'liilri Stirred I'p Over the Italian Uielnte'i Arrival. ' New YotiK, Dec. 0.- Since the arrival in the United States of Mgr. Satolli. tho papal abnegate. Catholic circles and. in deed, tho country at large have been considerably stirred up over the Italian prelate's undefined mission lu re. AH eorts of miliars haw gone abroad as to the exact status of Mgr. Satolli with relation to the Catholic church ot 'America and r.a to the powers with ( which he had bc. n v.-sted. 1 Tnesdnv Archbishop I oiruvan. of t!n. mocese, received a letter rrom Jtigr. Satolli from Washington stating, that he (Satolli) had been empowered to set tle disputes between bishops and mem bers of the clergy, and Wednesday a newspaper puonsnea an interview with the archbishop, in which the latter was alleged to have said that Dr. Edward McGlvnn, the unfrocked priest, and president of the Anti-Poverty society, would be reinstated. The statement was emphatically de nied by the archbishop to a United Press representative in the afternoon. The archbishop said that he hoped Dr. McQlynn would become peniteut and reconciled to the church ngain. Be yond this simple statement ho had said and would say nothing. The facets iu Dr. McGlynn's case are well known. Five years ago In 3 teach ings on questions vl social and political economy, became in the mind of tiie archbishop so prejudicial to the inter ests of the church that ho was sus pended. He was repeatedly summoned to an swer Archbishop Corrigan's charges at Rome, but positively refused to go. and, therefore, his Kispcnslon still stands. "There is but little doubt, however, that Rev. Dr. Mc'riynu will, before many months, bo restored to his office as a priest," said a close friend of Arch bishop Corrian Wednesday afternoon; "that is, if the doctor shall perform those acts necessary to insure his rein statement, tho iuo-t important of which is his personal expression of penitence. The'dt-sire to express peni tence, it is understood, lias already been offered, and the way is open for him now. "If Dr, McQlynn is reinstated, his re instatement will be the result of a com promise, to attain which there have been mutual concessions on both sides. Archbishop Ireland, of St. Paul, is the one who has been Dr. McG-lynn's inter cessor at Rome, and not Mgr. O'Connell as stated. "When Mgr. Satolli arrived here he met Dr. MeGlynn by appointment in this city and Baltimore, and subse quently communicated his inrpressious to Rome. "That is ' the way that the matter stands to-day. Nothing has been actu ally settled, but everything is in read iness for action. But before Dr. Mc Ulynn can be reinstated ho will bo compelled to go to Rome and profess due penitence. Forgiveness for his transgressions will be freely given by the holy father, and then tho prodigal son will be received back into the church." OPERATORS STRIKE." Five Huntli-ed on tlie Kook Inland Ttnnd .n! t Work. Chicaoo, Dec. 1). Tho telegraph op erators on tlie Rock Island road, with a few exceptions, obeyed tho order of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers and promptly at 10 o'clock Thursday morn ing left their keys. Tlie trouble conies from tho refusal of the officials of tlie Rock Island to confer with a committee of the Order of Rail way Telegraphers, which for the past ten days has been trying to meet tho of ficials to discuss the scale of wages and certain changes in working hours. There was no great difference- on those points, but tic committee appointed to bring tlie matter before, the oliieers of the road va-i appointed by the Order of Railway Telegraphers, and not by the employes of the Rock Inland road, and on this account the oflietrs re fused to meet it, a'though the majority of the men 0:1 the committee are employed by the Rock Island. Tho ofticials declared they would treat with a committee of their own men, but wculdnot recognize the right of the Order of Railway Teleg raphers to interfere. The refusal to recognize the orth r precipitated the strike. About f:i0 men are out. ' fleoi-fr; W. Cliil.ls" ( iencroslty. - Pmi.Ai)l-:i,riA, Dee. 0. The follow ing letter, with a if1,00; cheek enclosed, was Wednesday sent by George W. Child-!, proprietor of the burned-out Ledger, to Mayor Scnart: Mv Dkai Mil. MAYO'i I enclose lrfy cheek for '.,( iXt, which I would hjxibliged if y. m and .Mr. A. M. 1-ietltllirectoi- uf public works, would disunite to the lire nien who diil such cliirte'it service in sav ing The I.eilgectu'iiltliiig from complete destruction ktsl night. If you approved portion-might g to the tin-men's pension fmd. I also eue'.).-ii my cheek for $1,000, 'which I would like you to divide among the members of the police force who ren dered such valuable aid tit the tire. Very sincerely your friend, (ii:oi;oi! W. Ciiilds. Colombian News. Panama, Dec. 11. The congress of the republic of Colombia, has confirmed sev eral treaties and arrangements with foreign powers. The convention with France is agreed to, giving that country important advantages. A treaty of commerce and navigation with Ger many is confirmed. The extradition treaty entered inio with Spain is also confirmed, and congress has approved the convention with the Vatican for an additional concordat as to relations of church and state. Chilian In :tly Untitled. Washington, Die. 0. The senate in executive session has ratified the treaty with Chili, providing for the appoint ment of a coiiimi -sio.i to settle the chums of citizens of the United States against. Chili, negotiated by Minister Egan iu Santiago. Nenutor Iv.niiri Improved. Chari.ksthn. W. Va.. Dec. 0. Sena tor Kenna has improved so much in the last few dajs that bis friends no "re gard him as out of danger and on the road to speedy recovery. V.rltinh Farmer 1'rotent. London, Dec. 9. Among the resolu tions passed by the agricultural confer ence Wednesday was one protesting against the excessive taxation of farm ing laud. Tlie plant ot the Canton (().) Steel Roof ing company burned. Loss 5'100,ltl:t; in suranee ?50,(.0't. None nf .lay ( .niild's millions were willed to charity, tilt e;oing 1 his children and immediate rehi' ive-i. Mrs. (ieorge Caner, of Zitneville, O., has Income n maniac through grief over t lit) deal it of her daughter. Charles Set ling, ten, of JrfFersonvPle. Intl., was fntaily injured by a lence being blown 1111 him by the wi-ii!. Farmers in the vicinity ot .feffersonville, Intl., will turn their attention more to fill it growing in ll.e future. Hick lire-Kn end t.'eorge Hayes, who wi re erre-i. .1 for the murder of .Mayor Miller iit Uiisdia, have been released. Clcw-hmd has returned to .New York city. They vi,. lie will train with -Multi. .on to r dm e Id.. . imnmnis Weight. (Jorge A. I'ro-.it.of "Dei roit. aged twenty-one. blew .0- I : .tins out because Mi-.s Carrie Wright won!.! not marry him. ltert 'amp', ell, ml- ! ev.-a'. "li, living nt Veed. rUi-irg, led.. , Idle pieying . i; ii n pistol. . em a hu'.le. -.'.rough bin head. A nati,.i.al cm, ;v-s .f the daily press-of t he ce.i;:i, ey ii i i.e . ;-'!Ci' . e.l. Delcgutcs are now in Cin t.i t-.-i- ::..u pmp Sir-. Cere. V in 1 nils- ecu yeiir-. old, of Vnljwi.-i.is. . ! I:.;- I..n men:.'.! lh-.ee t inn . do ... . .- i i .. i. . a-si is nf, ,-r n t liinl. WASHINGTON WEEPS. OFFICEHOLDERS CONTEMPLATE THE EXODUS OF MARCH 4. For rorsoTial Rchhoiis the Prospect of Change in Administration la Unwelcome to Mont Wanhiugtonliins Tradesmen Will Lote Heavily. 'lMscIal Correspondence. Washington, Dec, 1. In other cities and communities an election such as this country bad three weeks ago is some what of a comedy. In Washington it is a tragedy. You have no idea of the, days and nights of anxiety passed iv. thousands of houie3 in this capital just before election. Every item of news or gossip bearing upon the probable result was devoured aud discussed here as. no where else in the land. Even the women and children were in painful suspense, and many aud bitter were tlie tears when it became known that the opposition had triumphed aud the Republicans were to go out of power. THE OFFICIALS BEFORE AND AFTER FXEC TION. Except in few instances the roanlt of the election had small personal or family significance in other communities. Here the future, the welfaro and the dearest hopes of thousands of families were threatened. The election was to decide whether as many as 8,000 families were to remain in Washington, the most de lightful city in America to live in, or whether they were to pack up aud move away on four months' notice. A few thousand votes more or less in certain states meant joy or despair to many thousands of women and children in this city homes to continue peaceful and prosperous or be broken up by removal prosperity to be continued or rudely in terrupted, social pleasures to go on for years or come suddenly to an end, a thousand and ono plans of husband, wife or children to be carried on serenely or be rudely shattered and confused. The day after election there was a noticeablo diminution of the school at tendance in Washington. At first the teachers wero at a loss to account for it; but when they saw some of their little girl pupils weeping, and learned that the tears were those of sympathy with mamma "mamma feels so bad because wo have to move away from Washing ton; she cried all the morning" they understood that other pupils had re mained at home to mourn. It was a sad diiy in tho schools, as at tho homes. Tho mothers at homo said it was n shame they had to go away from Wash ington just as they wero so nicely set tied, and cried; the little girls-tit school won tho sympathy of alltheir mates by telling bow dreadfullythey felt nt the prospect of lmrfg to go buck to the horrid old wmool iu Ohio, in Nv York or wherever it was they bad come frou wiiffn their p-ipas found employment with Uncle Sain. In thousands of other homes i'jo pangs of uncertainty wero added and are still added to the other sorrows. While S.JiOO or 3,000 families knew the day after election it would be necessary for them to pack up next March, from 4,000 or 5,000 families are to this day sitting on the anxious seat, not quite sure whether they will have to go or not. "Shall wo be able to keep our place after the Demo crats come in? Or will they turn us out to the tune "drover, Orover, Four more years of Grover Out they (to, tu v.o t;o. Then we'll be in clover?" If the people of Washington could have their way about it there wonld never be a change of administration. Washing ton is always for tho "ins" and against the "outs," irrespective of politics. It is easy to see why. Of course all who are in office want to remain in. That is nat ural and human. But tlie same feeling extends to that larger part of tho com munity which does not hold office. Tradesmen do not want their customers to move away from town, for they may not be successful in the scramble for new ones. Landlords do not like to lose their tenants, nor lawyers their clients, nor physicians and dentists their pa tients, nor neighbors their friends, nor best fellows their best girls. Yet the people have so willed it ut the ballot box, and "out they go; in we go." Since election I have heard a music teacher talk of committing suicide or going back to Europe or doing some other rash thing because all his pupils were going to leave town next spring. A pretty girl of my acquaintance has a sore and heavy heart because she has to remove to California in three months, leaving behind her a young man wdio may or may not have the nerve to fol low her, though if he doesn't I promise to denounce him as a poor and miserable specimen of his sex. Then think of the servants who are troubled because their good mistresses and masters are going away. Even more distressing is the sorrow of the house holders whose servants, having other of fers, left the day after election. Said a Dupont circle woman, with moist ej-es: "I can't get a servant for love or money. They all seem to know we have to break up next March, and they don't want to work for a family that can keep them Fiich a short time." Worse still, if pos sible, are the boarding bouse keepers. They are wailing about the roomers and the boarders they tiro tolosa, and vexing tii.-ir poor brains over the qnestion whether they shall bo able to got good roomers aud boarders to take the places of those who must go. The tradesmen aro in n peek of trou ble too. They worry not only about the prospective loss of customers, but tho loss of bills. If tho truth must be told, a good many of our officials live beyond their incomes in Washington. Coming here for a few years they naturally want to make the nm.-t of their pportnnities. They want good bouses, servants, social display ir.i-l carriages. They csn't do much "in tliii line on 4.1.000 "or f 1 .00 - year, as I know very well. The result is they fall behind in their bills with the butcher and the baker. The butcher and the baker and the grocer carry them along, not wanting to lose their trade and expecting them to pay some time. But here conios this horrid election and upsets nil calculations. The time has come to restrict credit and pay up. Tho family of the seven teenth auditor is pained to discover that since election their grocer has ehau-el his plan of doing business and re ill y must have cash in advance. The ninth assistant pr-tietary of the, exterior de partment ii culled on by the real estate ap"t and informed politely but firntlv tnat tlie rent must bo paid promptly hereafter. I have beard it estimated that tho tradesmen of Washington will lose half a million dollars in unpaid ac counts as a rerr.lt of the election. Hu man nature is pretty much the same the world over, and there is among every class of people and in every community a percentage who have tho disagreeable habit of leaving town without thinking of some of their outstanding obligations. Some of tho officials who have been living pretty high on small salaries are now retrenching. Retrenchment and reform is tho order of tho tl-.ty with them, for they ure trying to save up enough money to get out of town with. A good many of them will leave their pianos, their silver plate ami their horses and carriages behind them when they do go, I have in mind at this moment one official a good fellow he is, too who was hard hit by the election. A month ago he was riding in fine style in a fine carriage. The truth is it was not bis own equipage. He rented it by the month. Renting of "private" carriages by the month is quite a business in Washington. A week ago, I saw him walking down town through a driving rainstorm, a most disconsolate official compared to his former self. At tho stable where! keep my modest horse and cart I accidentally learned the sad truth. My official friend has not paid his carriage rent promptly, and the day after election tlie owner of the equipage served notice that unless the cash wero forthcoming orders for the carriage and pair would not henceforth bo honored. So my friend now walks or rides in the plebeian street qar. These are only a few of tho thousand Ways in which t ho election tragedy has left its mark upon the good people of Washington. Tho people of lite capital are always against a change for these reasons. But the law of compensation, which is such agreat factor iu tho affairs of all nature and civilization, applies as well to officialdom and the city of fed eral salaries As a matter of fact, every change of administration m tho national govern merit builds up tho capital city. A cluing. of the party in power every fourth year would in half a century make this one of tho greatest cities in tho country, This is so bocanso about ono-balf of ail the officials who lose their places by party change don't leave Washington nt all some don't like to, leave because they have learned to love to city; others can't get away because railway tickets and freight carriage cost money. They find some employment in Washington, go into some business, or make some turn that enables them to remain here 1 think I could mention by name score of men who wero turned out of office eight or four years ago, and who have remained in Washington Ion enough to thank their lucky stars they lost their official heads.- Since gettin; out or omce tlicy nave bunt up business for themselves and become infinitely more independent than they ever wero as lazy pot boilers and department drones under Uncle Ram. Of course tho election tragedy was felt at the White House, but perhaps no more keenly than in thousands of other homes in this capital. ' Tho best story 1 have heard about tho White House fam ily and the election and it is a true story has liftlo Benny McKee as its hero. The morning after election little Ben was up early for a run in the grounds beforo breakfast. When he came in ho noticed that something was wrong. Every one was in tho dumps, and he saw that his mamma's eyes wero red from weeping. BENNY M'KEE HEARS THE NEWS. "What's the matter?" he asked. "Ben ny," said his mother, "the people had an election yesterday, and wn are not to live iu the White J louse any more." Ben trotted off to find the president. His lit tle heart was heavy, but he tried to brave it but. Running up to the presi dent ho exclaimed, in a voice that trem bled a little: "Come, grandpa, let's go get our breakfast quick before the hor rid people come anil drive us out, of the White House. Wo don't want to go away hungry, do we, grandpa?" Walter Wki.lman. A Between BATTLE PROBABLE a Mob nn.l the I-rien.la of MiHHlKNinpl Murtliir. Jackson, Miss., Dec. 0. The follow ing was received from Carrolton Weduesday night: The greatest excitement prevails here tonight. A mob composed of several hundred friends of E. L. Eh.m, who was shot and killed by George Mooney. in a fight on the streets of Carrolton, last Saturday, is on its way to Wood stock Landing to lynch young Mooney, who is stopping with his uncle, .Tamos 11. Mooney. The gang was quietly or ganized by friends of tho murdered man and was on its way to Woodstock before its intentions were known. When Moonev-'s friends learned that a ! mob had started to Woodstock 500 men. armed with Winchesters, started in pur suit. A telegram was also sent to Greenwood, which is about ten miles from Woodstock, apprising the ciiiz -ns and authorities of tlie intentions of the mob, and the sherilf. with 400 men, heavily armed, h i t for the scene at once. Woodstock is a small interior town, remote from lei graphic cointiiunic.i tion. mid it is impossible to secure news from that place in nuy way" except by courier. A eollirion between the mob and the sK-ria's w e is believed to be 'Jfe ,i '''y. hi:"' inevitable, ana news or s bloodly con- ! met is expected at any time. A report conies lrora Leiand that a train bearing iiM men has left that place . for GreeuwooJ, whore they will start ! through the country to join the sheriff's ! posse to prot-vt Jlooney. j George P. Mooney is young man i about tve7ny-two ye.irs old, and amem- I ber of the law lirm of Mooney & Mooney. j Twro or three weeks ago, he published a campaign e. -ng iu on a of the local pa- j pew in which' Edward E. Elam, a Peo pie's party politician, was mentioned asj a chronic otih seeker. Elam published a column article in the Carrolt m Con- i servativei tet Friday, in which he de-1 uounced lb e-ury as a coward and a cur. j Friends of both paairs ntL-mpW tad-1 just tho tror;:ile, but Elam refused to; apologize. IU hen Ebun and Mooney mi t j on the streets of Carolton, Saturday, a I fight followed, ia which Elam was shot i and instantly killed. Mooney' surrender-1 ed, and at bis preliminary examination yesterday was admitted to bail in thesum ! of sf20.diK). He left last night to spend ! a month at the home of his' uncle until I tlie excitement subsided. When Elam's i friends heard that Mooney had been re- j leased on bond thev swore venireance and they aro now on their way to execute vueir unreal. FIRE AT CLEVE.LAN3. The City Armory Practically u Total Lous. Small Insurance. . Cleveland, Dec. 9. Fire broke out in the city armory at 10:30 a. m. Thurs day. The firemen were unable, owing to the dense smoke and intense heat, to get water turned on the burning build ing until the fire had raged twenty minutes. WTien they succeeded the armory was practically a total loss and the flames had spread to the Central police station. At 11:10 the fire had been communicated to several buildings odioimng. The fire was controlled before it had done any serious damage to tho Central ponce station and adjoining buildings The armory and its contents were to tally destroyed. The Fifth regiment Cleveland Grays and Cleveland Light Artillery io.-t all their uniforms and ac coutrements. The loss to tho Fifth reg lment is u.oiio, on winch there is no insurance. Tho Grays' loss was about $r.0,000, on which them was $23,000 in surance, lhelossto the artillery com pany was about S",000, uninsured. Tho loss on the building is estimated at $10,- 000, there being no insurance. Throat Cut in in : Peculiar .Manner. Anderson, Ind., Doc. 9. The throat of Frank Gold, thirteen, living at Ches terfield, was cut from ear to ear Wednes day night in a most peculiar manner, x oun g uoiu ana some other boys were playing around the Big Four depot when ttiey saw some empty tar barrels The boys thought it would be fun to light them anil have a bonfire. Gold lighted a match and threw it into tho bung hole of ono of the barrels. Tho gas, which had accumulated in the barrel, exploded with terrific force. One of the iron hoops caught the boy under the chin, cutting his throat and lacerating his race in tlie most horrible manner. Ilia injuries are believed to be fatal. A Colored Colony Scheme. Kansas City, Dec. 9. Henry P, White of Kansas City, a member of tho board of trade, has bought 1,000 acres of land near the city on which he pro poses to colonize all the negroes of the town into a self-supporting village. The colored element of Kansas City is in a bad way, and with the on-coming of bad weather will be almost all dependent on the city. Houses will probably be put up tit once niiL m the spring gardens will be set out. I1 orry thoiuand dollars has been subscribed. Can Scurccly illume thn "Willow. Columbus, O., Dec. 9.- The widow of the late banker, F. C. Sessions, Thurs day went into court and refused to take under the will. Tho will was peculiar It gave all his property, and also all of Mrs. Sessions' property to the founding ot an art school m Columbus. Mrs, Sessions demands her own property and also the one-third she is entitled to by law, and that knocks out the art school project. Cnnit.lii'n Warring; ntilanfl. Winnu'EO, Dec. 9. News from Brit ish Columbia savs that the Indians on the west coast are fighting and using their firearms freely. Whisky is cred ited with being the cause of the fight. Large quantities of liquor have recently reached the west coast points, and one dispatch from the scene of trouble says nothing less than a man-of-war will quell the fight. Female Horse Thic-f In Jail. Vincenn'es, Ind., Dec. 9. Matt Springs, a young colored woman, was arrested lure on a charge of horse stealing. She pleaded guilty to stealing a horse and buggy Sunday night. The negress is twenty years of age. She is now in jail. Four Persons Drowned. Ap.ueyville, La., Dec. 9. A skiff capsized in Bayou La Fourchea, oppo site Hose Hill plantation, Tuesday night, and four of the six persons in it wero drownel. Their names aro un known. g S. POOR, BUT HON EST. A Car Sweeper rinds sr., OOO In Col1 Caatt nn.l I:turii4 It. Wabash, Intl., Dec. 9. Wednesday morning while a roustabout in the yard of the Michigan''division of the Big Four road at Benton Harbor waJ sweeping out a coach which had just collie in from the south, he found a large pocketbook under a sent. Open ing it he was astonished to find $.",00l in currency and checks, there wal nothing in tlie book disclosing the identity of the owner, and it was sent to Master Mechanic Daebler in this city, who holds it awaiting a claimant. Through His Heart. Buistol, Tenn., Dec. 9. At Maness, Scott county, Va., Isham Lawson killed Grimes Ne;il by firing two pistol shots through his heart. Neal came at Law son with a knife, and before the shots were fired had severely cut Lawson and a man named Webb. The latter had interfered as a peacemaker. NEWS IN A NUTSHELL. Items of Interest (lathered from All Parts of the World. Waiters and bartenders are on a strike in St. Louis. The postoflice at Cope, Ind., Is to be ahand'.med after Dec. 15. Cornelius Itunzer, a Massilon (O.) milk limn, is mysteriously missing. Mrs. Mnybrick, the murderess, in said to be dying in the Woking prison, London. Two more monster oil wells were drilled Wednesday, in the Portland, (lud.) field. It is said Prince Hisnmrek lias invested .VI.IKJO in Mil.vuuki'c street railroad stocks. Charles Wilson, who shot Moses Hodges in St. Louis Xov, bits been arrested in .Chicago. The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern has advanced the wages of its engineers und firemen. .Miclini i Uulger, yard combictorat Mans, field, O., was crushed to death by falling under the cars. F0R YEARS. :o Seattle Double 1 ritjriMly. SATH F. Wash., Dee. 0. Further de velopnii i.i.s ia regard to the murder of Mrs. M. d. Storey and th. suicide o! Charles Ii. Moulton ehow that lie bad persecuted her for years. Slea endeav ored to avoid him, and on the afternoon before the tragedy her little son hoard her say to Moulton: "I will not listen to such latiga-.go from you. sir." Moulton' fe.iuilv are wealthy res-i- dents of Port bin' iug been know n ,-ith.' - of Pu land." Your.;; Moulton e.uao to California three yeais i.;io with sj.i;t,!i:;0. After staying there a couplo of years be came to i'uget Sound and, it is thought, spent most of his un.i.-y. Mrs. Storey was 1 ho daughter of Kev. C. C. Johnson. Episcopal minister of Windsor, Out. She was married to George J. N. Storey in 18.8. She left her husband and came to Vancouver, B. C, thri e years ago, and from there to Seal tie, where she ob tained a divorce She has t-i'ice lived there teaehii nccompliiihm : mtiiiic. iier beauty ana v.tswon her many irieiida MINISTER!' DECLARATION. Tho New l-'reiicli Cabinet Ih Hetir.l from on t'.ie St'.imhil, Paris, Dec. '.. The declaration of the new ministry was read in tho senate Thursday by M. Loubet, minister of the interior, and in the chamber of deputies by M. Ribot, the prime minister. Tho declaration recalled the events that caused tlie recent political crisis and af firmed tho intention of the cabinet to aid tho chamber of deputies by every means in its power to throw light upon the Panama canal affair. Nevertheless, it continued, the cabinet must aflirm the principle of separation of the execu tive, legislative and judicial powers. The governm- nt bad decided not to ex ceed the limit-; prescribed by the law. St'tiKutlon in 1'rinirr. P.vr.is, Dec. 9. The Libre Parole, I.I. Drumont's paper, haa. caused a sensa tion by amnouueing that M. Bourgeois, the new minister of justice, has ordered the arrest of all parties criminally im plicated by tho Panama developments. WAS NOT A TRIPLE LYNCHING, Ilut It Might iih IVt-Il IlHve lUcn I'm its Torture C.f.rn. Knoxviu.13, Tenn., Dec. 9. Several suspects had been p'ajed in jail at "WiP iamslmrg. Ky.. for the rape and murder of Miss Mildred Bryant. A mob of fifty men took two negroes and one white man suspected of the deed and started out to hang them. Going some distance into the woods three nooses were adjust ed from the limb of a large tree. Ka h prisoner, pri.ytil piteonnly for his life, swearing iu..ocence. Tho leader gave the word and three bodies dangled in the, air. AVI. vn only a spark of li i'e re mained they were let down and revived, hut sun no conression came. Again they were atrung up, and again let down, and then they were carried back to the jail and confined. Ono of the ne groes and tlie white man will dio. PROTECTION AND BIMETALLISM. The HriiiHh Fiiritiei-s Astound the Toll- tlciatifl. London, Dec. 9. The unanimity and fervid enthusiasm displayed at the agri cultural conference which met in St. James hall Wednesday in favor of pro tection and bimetallism, have alike astonished the Conservatives and liber als. Thi conference resumed ?Ti ses sion in St.. J ami's had Thursday und proceeded with the program laid down for discussion. Sir Richard Horner Paget, Con servative member of parliament, sub mitted a motion declaring that tho im perial and loenl taxes on farming land ought to bo reduced. Il:i;,l.y rien.ls Guilty. Davi:npo1;t, Ia., Doc. 9. Recogniz ing the incontrovertible proof against him Ueorg.j Bagley, tha United States Express company's faithless messenger, wan advised by his attorney to plead truiltv to tho theft of $100,000, which he retained in his possession only twenty four hours before bis arrest. He took the advice and sentence was reserved. It is thought that in view of his action a punishment not to exceed hve years will be meted out to hnn. Jumped from ltrooklyn ltridfre. New YoiiK, Dec. 9. At 2:25 Thurs day afternoon a cab drove across the north drive of the Brooklyn bridge When near tho center a man sprang out, scaled the rail and jumped into the stream, wheie he was picked up in a small boat and taken to Brooklyn. The man was apparently uninjured. Nickel in lon-n. Kf.oki'K, Ia., Dec. 9. Dr. Keyes, as sistant state geologist, has just discov ered nickel ores near Jveoknk, winch is the first uincovery of the kind ever an nounced from Iowa. The ore in very rich and the finding of it has caused quite a r.ei ration. Trip Around the World rimtponed. Vienna, Dec.9. The Archduke Franz, heir to the Austrian throne, contracted a chill while hunting and is suffering from an inflamed throat. His proposed jour ney around the world will probably therefore be postponed. An Idle und limine Mnn'ii Herd. Chicauo, Dec. 9. Frank L'gger, who has been out of work for a long time, went insane Thursday morning and shot his thirteen-year-old sou Charles dead. The maniac attempted to kill his wife, but she escaped. t un ThlH lie True? Philadelphia, Dec. 9. There is a growing belief that the destruction of The Ledger building was the worn ol an incendiary. A thorough investiga tion of the matter will be made. H in nod w ith Content. Gloucestkr, Mass., Dec. 9. A newly constructed oil, gluo and guano plant, owned by Andrew W. Dodd, has been burned with all its contents. Loss $75, 000; insurance Benlnted the Sheriff. Tuscaloosa, Ala., Dec. 9. Deputy Sheriff Miller Findley shot and killed W. V. Sherrill, of Sirsey, Wednesday. It is said Sherrill resid ed arrest. Doth are unmarried mt u. fames U. Arcuison, mayor of Tracae, Ills., is absent from the city, and is sjiid to have forged notes to the amount of 12,V)0. At Bimerlcin's brewery, Pittsburg, five men were badly scalded by the giving way of a valve of a large ve. i l of hoili.'ig hcer. Judge Pickett, at New lfiiven, litis ruled that the (iiMiirlmnce hy 1 tie 1 ale ire -h men In breaking up it theatrical entertainment. iti a riot. Klsworth W. f-'eaeby wi bniieied hy the United States gnmd jury ni Columb.i:-, O., for sending ob-tvne matter throei; the mails. i There is danger of William Duncan, of , Celiini, I)., being lynched by bis angry neighbors. He shot .his wife who will, noj doubt, die. PlP.SECUTED Deiel;):-r.l-i Ju II HI'S IDEA Of How to Keep 0nt Undesira ble Immigrants. Views of tho Bcston Mer chants' Association. Before Lan.limr tho Imnlrnr.! Sh.mhl Ho lU-quireil to l;-iliu'c nf;nsuhtr r tlflr ite Shewing Thn the Hi r.rt-r Wntthl In No Way )l.e.:tl..i-;bl.i iu rit'.xrn of the Ignite. I states, ' Boston, Dee. 9. The Bostca Mer chants' association has disea-.-.-l the immigration linostion ;ual adi-pbd reso lutions and recommendations t the effect that all persons desiring to emi grate to the United Steves with a view of becoming citizens, shoal.t be obis d to produce a consular i'- r;i:ii-;;te beforo landing, which shall embody tiiesj facts and qualifications: First A declaration showin-r with what object and intent the rpplie rut proposed emigration, his resaurces, oc cupation and plans for a livcliho ed. Second An olliciid declaration from the local authorities where the applicant has lived showing that ho 1ms never been convicted of crime or supported at the government expense, and that he was in reasonably good health and mental soundness. Third The consul should also satisfy himself by personal observation and test as to tho emigrant's illiteracy and his ability to read and write in his own language might fairly be required. Fourth The immigrant should be sounded as to whether or not he has any appreciation of our government and the principles upon which it is founded and has a purpose in a govern ment of the people, to bo loyal to tho United States and become agolid citizen thereof. A MGTH IN THE MiLLS. It in h l-oi-flt;-!. 1 mom-tat ion ami 1m J.-1iij tireut Duinil:... San Francisi!.), Dec. 0 The Horning Call has been investigating the subject of the presence in the fi w mills of this city and ete'e tho Mediterranean Hour moth, a:.u i declares that it has already become a i alarming pest, re sulting in t t ' 1 - s of thousands of dollars to p number nj largH establish ments, ami that it will result in still greater loss before very long. The state-men's i ".e d mainly upon in terviews with W. ( :. J .Imaon, professor of entoin I -gy vi the l.ani'ord universi ty, nnd with a number i f hour manu facturers. They state that there i--, 5-erdly a mill in the state which is uoi, all., civ! by tho moth, an 1 i'uit ell elf oris t- ra-iin'tt" it have been r ecs.ii'al. The in ! h is continual'. ' 'ig at rands of silk in great, qn..u.:ii.-, which not oi.ly get into the flour, but clog the machinery so badly that tho mills aro obliged to shut down temporarily. Professor Johnson, who has made a careful study of the subject, says hi: has discovered that the moth propagates more rapidly in this climate than in Canada, tho eastern states or other colder countries where it has appeared. Ho expects that the disastrous elfects of this moth will bo very apparent in nearly all tho mills of the state beforo the end of another year. FOUR OPINIONS. "Whl.-h ftlenn.s Keiitin-I.y tllera No Wlil-hl'd I 'air A p pretirlat ion. FliANKFUKT, Ky., Dec. .). Thcro will be no world's fair appropriation for Kentucky. The judges will hand down tjieir decision soon. Your correspond ent has n tip that they are hopelesuiy divided, whieh kills the appropriation unless the judges have channel their minds sine, Wednesday night. Each of tho four will have an opinion at vari ance with bia brother. f- teei-ao M;uir.t;omwit. London, Doe. 9. The Ionian, White Star, American, Ouion and Dominion companies announce that they have made special arrangements which will enable them to carry on their Meeraga business on practically the same lines as those followed before the United States quarantine regulations went into operation. 41ertnnn lanlurul Ion Hill. Bkulin, Dec. 9. It is reported here that the American government is great ly disturbed ever the German emigra tion bill, becauso it excludes the agents of all foreign steamship companies from (ierniany. The bill is regarded as so crude and absurd here that it is not likely to pass. Jynitm!tn In Cotil. Granville, O., Dec. 9. Professor Charles II. Spencer, of Deniseu uni versity, discovered nu attempt to blow up his room witli dynamite. A pack age of the explosive had been placed iu tlie coal. IIo found it, and ascertained the nature of it before it was put in tho lire. An IJii.riiielpled Keonndr.-I. Cleveland, Dec. 9. (biluiello Far kasch, an ambitious music pupil, caused the arrest of Professor Edward Kpragtio on a charge of seduction, Spraguo in duced the gill to believe the voice of a married woman or an unmoral woman had more volume, and thus mined ber. MlMMlNftlppI Miiid.-r.-r liaii.-il. Ml-.l:l!)IAN, Miss., Dec. 0. John Whito" was hanged here Tu -s.ley. The crinio for which White pa ill the penalty with his life wan the murder of .liiim s Logan, a special nob er, who was i tU-mpting to arrest While for burglary. MnrrhiKi- Not Alwiiyn Siicconn. Kokomo, Ind., Dec. 1). Mrs. Dr. W. N. Thompson hai bet u married but five weeks and bos twice attempted suicide. Domestic trouble, real or imaginary, was the cause. Woolmi Mill Horned. WoitCKSTF.H, Mass., Dec. 9. Jefferson woolen mills, at Jefferson ville, wero burned Thursday. Aid was sent from here. The loss is at least if 100,000. lth-h t'onl l'ln.l in llorneo. Berlin, Dec. 9. The German Sunday company has discovered rich coal and gold fields on tho northern coast of Borneo. A large asphalt urn heil has open discov ered near Homer, Ky. It i said to be of superior quality. Capitalists from the eart have secured possession of 1,000 acres of land and it Is to be worked out at once. A railroad is to lie built immediately to the mines to facilititie the removal of the Hsphaltttm. Kmll lititiriehtcr, an eccentric bachelor residing nea- C lot n in Huh. Ind., who hits yarned considernMe nolori'-ty hy lti-i fancy carving or muiim :, li.rtjn ami rent tics f-i almost every desci 'i ion, Iscurviiig nfaticy cane out of tnulie.iiny wood, w inch i to repre je.it ail rt piiie charact .-1 s birds, elo. Thec.-iiie is to coil over lm, n,id will L:i piirchiix.il by i: fe.v prominent Democrats for presentation to Mr. Cleveland at his inauguration.