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WESTKltN PIUXTING CO., Publishers. OA ICES, NORTH DAKOTA. NEWS ITEMS. Summary of Current Events Gleaned From Telegraphic Reports and Exchanges. Important North Dakota Event? Told in Short, Intelligent News Items. Summary of the Most Important Sonth Dakota News and Gossip. KOKTH DAKOTA. at Bis- Tho Btatc legislature convenes marck on the Gth of January. Several saloonkrepers in Bismarck have have been arrested for violating the prohi bition law. BOOTH DAKOTA ITEMS. 'There was a disastrous fire at Uee Heights on the night of the 28th. The state legislature convenes at Pierre on the Gth of January next. The Sanborn county bank at Woonsock et has failed, and the county treasurer is $8,000 in the hole. One thousand acres of land was jmr chased at Yankton, on the 22d inst. by the Mt. Carmel Aeronautic company of Chica go, containing large deposits of aluminum, the metal to bo used to construct the com pany's air ship. The body of a chimney sweep, known as Frank Traverse, whose real name is be leivcd to have been William Din, was found in the river at Sioux Fs.Hb on the 21st inst. It is a clear case of murder but there is no clue to the murderer. The portion of the Bad Lands in South Dakota occupied by the hostile Indians is about 15 miles square. They extend south to the Indian creek canyon, the north wall of which is an inaccessible chalkstone cliff, 300 feet high. Fifteen miles from the Chey enne this wall turns to the north and then to the west, encircling the entire area occu pied by the Indians. There are only three passes leading into it and these are narrow RAILROAD MEWS. Thomas H. Dickinson, freight agent of the Great Northern railroad at St. Paul, Minn., has resigned that position. RECENT CASUAIiTIES. Fire at Alexandria, Mo., on the 23d inst., destroyed a block of buildings in the cen tral portion of that village. The fire orig inated in the warehouse of the St. Louise & St. Paul Packet company, and at one time it was feared the whole town would be de stroyed. The Keokuk fire department was summoned, but when they arrived the fire was under control. The loss is estimated at $25,000 iasurance small. ney. Mr. McElroy gave them hie pocket-1 book containing $104. The robbers then searched the house and found $2,000 in __ gold and $2,500 in greenbacks. Thisseem cd to satisfy them and they left. They are stil". atlarge. Noah Crooks, of Winchester, Ky., a rail roader, and Moses Mack, a storekeeper, quarreled a few days ago. Crooks shot Mack in the head and then jumped on |a train and lied. At Colby station Sheriff Shaclcleford was waiting for him, and when the train stopped called on him to surren der. Crooks pulled his gun and fired the ball striking Shackleford in the leg. Shack leford as he fell fired back, the bullet striking Crooks in the stomach, producing a wound from which he died. F. M. Wilkins, a partner in the large cat tle ranch of Wilkins Bros. & Co., near San Antonia, Texas, together with a cowboy named C. S. Walton, were found a few days ago shot to death at their camp, fifty miles from Langley. Wilkins' body had been riddled with bullets and thrown into an old storehouse, while Walton had evi dently been shot while eating breakfast. Two Mexicans are suspected of the murder and have fled across the Rio Grande, with the sheriff and oosse in Dursuit. PERSONAL AND PPI.TTTfiAT.. J. G. Anderson, afarmer living near Lou isville, Ky., reported to the police on the 23d inst., that his wife had sold his farm for $12,000 cash and eloped with John Doke, a blacksmith. The woman is 65 years old. FOREIGN GOSSIP. The German military authorities much disturbed by the discovery that the model of the newly adopted repeating rifle has been stolen from the Colenel's quarters at Munster. It is feared that it will be sold by the thief to the French. Angel Sergas and Nocola Inga, two prom inent and wealthy lawyers of Juarez have been arrested in that city upon an order from the court at Chihuahua and charged with complication in the Bolton escape. They have both been placed in solitary con finement. A commission of the French chamber of deputies is considering the question of navel reform. Admiral Vallon stated before the commission that with 400 torpedo boats the coast of France would be practically invulnerable. Ho expressed very little con fidence in submarine torpedo boats. defiles, easily guarded. There is an abun- nble that she will be released after serving dance of grass for their stock and wood for fuel. Two thousand Indians as well forti fied as they are could give the entire army of the United States a pretty good fight. The residence of Victor llodgers at .Teese ville, Mich., burned a few days ago and his two children, aged 3 and 10 years, perish ed. Half an hour previous to the discovery of the tire Mrs Rodgers left the house to visit her Bister, who lives two blocks dis tant, taking her year-old babe with her. The other two were locked in the house. The firemen did not know the children were in the house until the mother arrived. The charred remains of the children were found near a bed. THE CRIMINAL RECORD. Archer Harmon, a railroad contractor and land speculator, was assaulted and stabbed at Louisville, Ky., on the23d inst. by James S. Givens, another speculator. Harmon was badly but not dangerously cu In addition to the general indictment re' turned against Banker Prettyman of Chica go about [two weeks ago the grand jury have retnrned seven more. One of them was an omnibus indictment covering all the features of his case, and the others were individual indictments for receiving deposits when the bank was insolvent. There are three counts in each indictment. A Swede named Nels Nord got into an altercation with a countryman named Gus Johnson an a wedding in Nogaunee, Mich., a few days ago, and hit him on the head with the top of a coal stove, inflicting in juries from which Johnson died next night. Nord has eluded the officers and there is no clue to his whereabouts. William Marter, a wealthy farmer of Springfield township, N. Y., was found conscious on the street early on the morn ing of the 23d inst. He bad twelve deep lacerations in his throat. It was learned that he received the cuts during a quarrel over a game of poker, but who his assail ant was he refuses to divulge. His condi tion is critical. Harris Williams, a justice of the peace near Birmingham, Ala., was murdered the 24th inst. bv a negro named Poe. The justice had issued a warrant for the arrest of Poe, and having no constable at hand served it himself. The negro surrendered, but when Williams attempted to handcuff him he struck the justice on the head with an axe, crushing in his skull. Mrs. Harriet Worrell, said to bo the champion female cheBS player of the coun try, attempted suicide at College Point, R. I., on the 23d inst., bv drinking a quanti ty of carbolic acid. Slight hopes are en tertained for her recovery. Sheis 54 years old and is the widow of Cape. Worrell, a wealthy Englishman, who held a high place in Mexico during the Maximillian rebellion. Charles States, who claims to be a cigar manufacturer of West Superior, Wis., re ported to the police of Elmira, N. Y., on the 23d inst., that while drunk his pocket was cut open and $2,500 was stolen. Several arrests have already been made. States says that his father-in-law, George Hull, of No. 5 Roberts street, Binghampton, paid him $1,900 the day before. Leland McElroy, a well-to-do farmer liv ing near Snyder, Rolls county, Mo., opened the door a few days ago, in response to a knock, and as he did BO, he was confronted by two masked men armed with revolvers who demanded that he hand-over his mo. Iiyraud, the Paris stiangler, condemned to death, is still hopeful of a new trial being granted. Gabrielle Bompard, his companion in crime, is not at allcastdown by her twenty years' sentence. It is prob ten years' time. She will then be compar atively young. In a statement recently at London, Eng land, Sir G. Trevlyn, M. P., said that the liberal party continued steadfast in its at titude toward Ireland that it was firmly resolved to give a measure of atonement and deliverance to Ireland as a nation, "not because there are liberals, but because we are liberals." Christmas morning opened in London foggy and cold. The papers published the usual amount of genial and frothy articles, supposed to be appropriate to the day, glorifying the traditional observances of the British Christmas, and appealing to everybody to remember the poor while en joying the bounties of providence. The Paris Gauters announces that Em peror William has decided to visit Paris. The emperor, according to the Gauters, will travel in strict incognito, and will not take up his residence at the German embassy. Subsequently, still, according to the news papers mentioned, the German emperor will proceed to Cannes and San Remo. The jews in Russia everywhere are throw ing their property on the market, in obedi ence to the decree already prepared and to be promulgated about thefirst of January, prohibiting Jews from owning real estate. In Odessa a Jewish syndicate has been or ganized to facilitate the emigration of Rus sian Jews to England. In London public sentiment is strongly opposed to such im migration. The Grand hotel at Margate, London, caught fire on the ISth inst., and, despite the efforts aiade to extinguish the flames the hotel was destroyed. The fire broke out after the inmates had retired, and the flames spread with such alarming rapidity that when they were awakened they had no time to save their clothing or personal effects, but were compelled to rush from the burning building in their night clothes. Great excitement prevailed and many of the gueBts had narrow escapes. No lives were lost, and the only person reported hurt is a bar maid, who was injured by jumping from a window The Panama canal contract between Wyse and the Columbian government signed recently has been approved by congress and legalized. The basis of the contract is that the company pays for land appropriations on the Isthmus, the garrisons' expenses, 10, 000,000 francs in five annual installments deducting the government debt and 5,000, 000 francs in privileges shareB. A twenty six months' limit is allowed in which to reorganize the company and renew the work. Wyse is expected about Jan. 5, and intends to remain some time on the Isth mus to arrange matters generally before returning to Paris. MISCELLANOUS NEWS ITEMS. John S. Murphy, Indian agent at Fort Berthold, has asked for the protection of troops, as the Berthold Indians, coached by renegades from Standing Rock, have be come affected with the Messiah craze and are into the ghost dancetostay. These In dians have hitherto been the most peaceful in the Northwest. John O'Toole of Naugatuck, Conn., died a few days ago from the effects of injuries received in an unknown manner at the American hotel Saturday, Dec. 6. At that time he was badly bruised on the head, breast and body and was left sitting un conscious in a chair for twenty-four hours without medical attendance. The cor oner will investigate. The bodies of the four Indians hanged few days ago at Missoula have been buried at St. Ignatius mission. The bodies were lowered into graves in the presence of thousand Indians. In the night the fami lies and relatives of the dead men gathered and began a weird ceremony after the style of the old Indian funeral rites. The Indian Eolice dispersed the crowd. The wives of a La See and Pascade had cut gashes in their own heads and were preparing to cut off the fingers of one hand when stopped The children of the dead Indians also gashed their hands and heads, and blood was dripping into the graves which had been partially opened. SAYING MILLIONS. The American Harvester Trnst for Its Stockholders—But Many Men Will SuiTer. Thousands of Agents and Traveling Men Will Be Thrown Out of Em ployment. Deadly Christmas Tree—An Aged Lady Cremated at Her Home in Fhiladelpeia. The Chicago Times' Springfield, 0., special of the 26fch inst. says: The formation of the American harvester trust will throw thousands of agents, traveling men and middle-men out of employment. The amount which the trust will save per year by the change from old competive methods, when each concern employed its own traveling men and salesmen, is con servatively estimated at $10,000,000. A traveling man with one of the big firms sums up the situation as fol lows: There are over 20 concerns in the United States engaged in the making of binders on a large scale, the largest of these being the McCormick and Deering companies of Chicago, and Warden, Bushnell & Glessner com pany and the Whitley Reaper Com pany of Springfield, O., and the Walter A. Wood Company, of Hoosac Falls, N. J. Each of" these establish ments employs from 2,500 to 3,000 men, and turns out anually over 150,000 Machines. Then comes the Buckeye Reaper company of Akron, with an annual output of 10,000 to 12,000 binders. The D. M. Osborne company, of Auburn, N. Y., and the Piano (111.) company turn out about the same number. The strife for business among these giants has become so great that it looked as if a part or all had to quit business. The consolidation of these 20 big con cerns will work temporary loss to thousands of men. Not only will traveling salesmen, general state agents, adjusters, collectors, etc., be discharged, but the closing up of the smaller factories and giving the work to the larger ones will throw many out of work, and in a few cases al most ruin the towns where the factor ies will be closed. Still it is claimed there will be a tremendous saving in the dispensing with all road men. There are over 7, 000 now in the employ of all the con cerns but as most of them will have to look for other places after Jan. 1, 1891, the new binder company will make a saving for the first year of mil lions. The salary of the road men is from §800 to $2,500 a year, with traveling expenses, livery bills, etc., of an average of §800 for each. A con servative estimate of the travelers' salaries and their expenses is §2,000 per annum for each man, or a saving for seven thousand men of the enor mous sum of fourteen million dollars. Add to this the saving in all the ex penses of running each concern sepa rate, such as superintendence, taxes, insurance, bookkeeping and officelielp, advertising and losses by bad ac counts, and it will add a few more millions to the profits of the new con cern. But the saving does not end here. Year after year the different concerns furnish thousands of dollars worth of repairs, frequently for binders three or four years old, and generally free. Unscrupulous retail agents would de mand more repairs from the manu facturers than needed, and in many cases agents at the end of the year would have §100 worth of repairs on hand that had cost nothing. Now re pair. will be free no longer, but a fair price will have to be paid. "One important question comes up. and that is, 'Where are all the binders to be made in the future and at what price will they be sold?' It is believed that the first five big concerns men' tioned above will do the work, while the factories at Poughkeepsie, Auburn and Batavia, N. Y., Akron, O., Mil waukee and Janesville, Wis., Piano, 111., and others will be closed to the binder business. It is claimed a price below any in the past will be establish ed, and that the binder will be sold to responsible parties the same as mer chandise is sold short time and prompt pa.y at maturity." There is no doubt that the above figures are a great deal exaggerated, but no one denies that the saving in middlemen will amount to millions of dollars per annum. Gen. Bushnell, one o£ the directors of the com pany, has been seen. He refused to be interviewed, saying that the new company would soon be in running or der, and that the public would soon know all that was necessary to be known about its affairs. He said that the formation of the company would prove a, direct advantage to the farm er, as it is not intended to advance thepriceof reaping machinery. What is saved in the employment of middle men will be to the gain of the farmer, although it is hard to make them be' lieve so. Another traveling man who was in terviewed said: "I think that the fact that the most important and basic patents in harvesting machin ery will run out in a few years, and the fact that a good many have al ready run out, had a good deal to do withthe formation of the trust. Ev ery important concern making har vesting machinery in tWUnited States has joined the trust and there is enough money behind it to make it an abso lute monopoly for many years to come. No concern with ordinary cap ital can by any possibility cope with it and smaller works will be bought and stopped." A Deadly Christmas Tree. A fire Christmas evening in the resi dence of Edward Penrose, 2106 Gratz avenue Philadelphia, Pa., resulted in the death of his aged mother-in-law, Mrs. Fritzsimmons, of Brooklyn, who was spending the holidays with her daughter, and the almost total des truction of the house. To please the little ones a Christmas tree had been put up and loaded with presents, tin sel and wax tapers. Before the tapers were lighted Mrs. Fitzsimmons re tired to her room. At 5:30 Mr. Pen rose turned out all other lights and lighted the little candles. When the children were admiring the brilliant ef fect a sheet of flame seemed to leap from the bottom of the tree to the topmost twigs, almost before the par ty knew what happened the entire tree was a mass of name, which soar ed up and ran along the wall and ceil ing. As Mr. and Mrs.Penrosereaclied the front door with their children in their arms they were met by the fami ly of J. M. Dickey, who lives in the house next door, and who had seen the fire from their front window. Not seeing Mrs. Fitzsimmons with the party, Mrs. Dickey inquired where she was. Mrs. Penrose gave one look at her husband, and then covering her face with her hands, cried: "My God, my God! mother is asleep in her room." The men made a rush for the third story, in the back room of which Mrs. Fitzsimmons was supposed to be sleeping. The house was by this time full of smoke, and the rescuing party was nearly suffocated by the time they reached the aged lady's room. Mr, Penro§§ and two others, how ever, groped their way to the bed, but Mrs. Fitzsimmons was not there. They felt around for her until forced to retire by the flames which began to creep up through the floor, the bed room being directly over the sitting room, where the fire started. They then came to the conclusion that Mrs. Fitzsimmons had escaped by a rear door. After the fire liad been extinguished and the fireman had reached the room where the aged lady had slept they saw a large roll of char red bedclothing close to he wall, which proved to contain the almost cremat ed body of the missing woman. She had evidently been awakened by the smoke, and, throwing the bedclothing over her head, had attempted to reach the door, but, dazed and bewildered, she had !*one in the wrong direction, and, falling close to the wall, had been unable to rise again. The dead wo man was the widow of a prominent Brooklyn merchant who left a moder ate fortune. She is also an aunt of Edward H. Flood, the contractor and builder. Railroad Earnings. Thu Railway Age gives the following information relative to earnings for the first eleven months of 1890: The returns for 143 roads for the eleven months ending Nov. 30, foot up §425, 102,806 against §390,247,948 in tne same time last year, a gain of §34, 854,920. It is a very noticeable fact that of the 143 roads named 132 show gains aggregating §35,077,171, while only eleven show decreases, these aggregating only §222,151. The roads which indicate the falling off are all very small lines, with the exception of the Ohio & Mississippi, which suffered a decrease of §80,882, and the Mexican railway which lost §100,583. On the other hand the gains in manv cases very heavy, not only in actual amount, but also relatively in com parison with their earnings. The prin cipal increases are as follows: Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe system, in cluding St. Louis & San Francisco and half of roads jointly owned, $5,291, 964 Northern Pacific, §1,942,374, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba, in cluding Eastern and Montana Central, §1,483,444 Chesapeake & Ohio, §1,481,181 Louisville & Nashville, §1,131,181 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia, $1,096,592 Wisconsin Central, $992,618 Canadian Pacific, §971,364 Norfolk & Western, §954, 637 Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City, §931,834 (a surprising gain of over 30 per cent) Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, $818,643 Missouri, Kansas & Texas, $803,779 Denver & Rio Grande, $682,886. The Richmond &, Danville system, comprising eight roads, whose earnings are separately reported, shows an aggregate gain over last year of $1,219,617, which places it fifth in the list ot systems showing large increase. The great gains have been made on Western roads, while some of the old Eastern lines show comparatively little im provement. Thus the New York Cen tral, whose earnings of eleven months aggregate the immense sum of $33, 174,585, has gained only $99,617. Wrangling Over Land. Every piece of water reserve land near Rhinelander, Wis., is occupied by from one to ten squatters, with new comers arriving on every train. Many who made filings at Wausau Dec. 20 entered upon their claims at. once, but in nearly every instance found them occupied. No serious troubleis antic ipated, except in a few instances, a few hot-headed settlers having avow ed their intention to prevent any one from entering or occupying the claims they have taken, and are fully pre pared to protect their supposed inter ests. Apparently the most difficult question to decide will be the "prior rights" among the set tiers. Hundreds entered upon lands within a minute after midnight many on the same site and all have their witnesses to prove the fact. For two days prior to the 23d inst. the sound of the axe and hammer could be heard from the city, and the hotels have been crowd ed by settlers who have came in for a square meal. 5 Navin Jackson employed at Nicolson's brick works, Steubensville, Ohio, attempt ed to remove an obstruction from the crusher a few days ago. He stooped over to reach for the stone while the mill was revolving rapidly and fell in. The immense and him to wheels ground 1 pieces. THE FIRE BUGS. They Threaten the Destruction Deadwood and.Partially Ac complish It. of Short Work Will Be Made of Any in cendiary Who May Be Caught. The Little City of Viroqua, Wisconsin, Sustains a Big Fire Loss. A special telegram from Deadwood, S. 1)., dated the 25th says that on the night before at 10 o'clock an alarm of fire was turned in for the first ward and an extensive hog pen was entirely consumed. Another alarm at half past one in the morn-, ing from the same ward announced fire in the frame hotel of G. G. Fargo. The flames were quickly communicat ed to the adjoining buildings, the fire being beyond the limits of the hose of the department. A general conflagra tion followed destroying a blacksmith shop, grocery store, livery stable, John Benter's general store and a number of residences. Most of the personal goods were saved but the loss is fully §25,000. Again later a fire alarm was turned in from the third ward, the Keystone hotel, the largest in the city, being on fire. This tire threatened the destruction, of llie city, but was within reach of the department and was stxin extinguished. The first fire was clearly the work of an incendiary the second pos»ibly, but the third from a defective flue. Thera has been no rain or snow worth mentioning since early last summer and every thing is dry as a tinder and the high winds that sweep down the gulch threatened the distruction of the city at any outbres of fire. Forty police men paraded the streets that night. Upwards of 1,000 graders from the railroads were in the city on a spree and in order,to quell their disturbance the mayor had ordered the hose turn ed on them. It is thought the first two fires were set by some of thegrad ers out of revenge. Ugly rumors pre vail that threats have en made to lay the town in ashes before morning. Short work will be made of any incen diary who may be caught. A Fire At Viroqua. A fire at Viroqua, Wis., on the 26th inst., originating in Lindemann's build ing, swept away an entire block of buildings, excepting the Tremont House, involving a loss of fully $150, 000 with but $60,000 insurance. The losses are: A. F. Lindemann,two story building and two warehouses, $15,000, no insurance Lindemann & Lusk bank, $10,000, insurance Lind emann & Co., wholesale and retail merchants, on stock, $2,000, no in surance O. B. Wyman, law library and office fixtures, $3,000, insurance §500 Dr. W. A. Gott, library, etc., $800, no insurance Henry Conner, two store buildings and stock, $4,000, no insurance postoflice, $600, par tially insured C. C. Brown, furniture dealer, two story building and stock, §6,500, insurance $1,500 Pulver Brothers, foundry and wagon factory, $7,000, no insurance D. H. Pulver, dwelling, §5,000, no insurance Russell & Castin, billiard hall and fixtures, $4,000, no insurance. It was only by great exertions on the part of the fire men and citizens that the city was saved. Brushes With Indians. A special from Battle Creek, South Dakota, dated the 26th inst. says the situation there remains practical ly unchanged. The weather is cold and the rivers are frozen solid. A company of Cheyenne scouts is en camped at the mouth of Battle Creek Two attempts were made Wednesday by the hostiles who number about eighty, to break into their camp. The first attack was made by only a few of the Indians who were quickly re pulsed with a loss of two killed and several wounded. Three of the Chey enne Indian scouts were wounded and it is thought one is fatally hurt. The second attack was made after dark by what was supposed to be the whole band, who were led by Kicking Bear himself. Volley after volley was fired on botlvsides and a desultory fire was kept up for an hour or more. It is not known how many of the hostiles were killed, but judging from the re- Eave orts of one of the scouts there must been several killed, as he says he heard several shout in the Sioux lan guage that they were hit. Troops were sent to the scene at an early hour next morning and report every thing quiet and no hostiles in sight. WILL BE FAVORABLY REPORTED. The McAdoo resolutions in the bouse of representatives calling for the cor respondence and papers with reference to the killing of Sitting Bull will pro bably be favorably reported to the house at an early day. There was no meeting of the military affairs, com mittee on the 26th but Chairman Cutcheon made an effort to secure from individual members consent that the resolution should be favorably re ported. He said he thought the reso lutions should be promptly acted on in order that complete official infor mation with regard to the killing might be had. Fatal Street Car Colision. The violent snow storm which set in at Providence, R. I., on the 26th resulted in a,bad accident on the Plain field street line of the Union railway. The snow covered the tracks on the steep grade and when the car was coming toward the city at 11 o'clock the brakeB failed to work and the ssis horses stampeded' down the hill to wards the city. Another car was just turning into the switch attlie junction crossing and a collision could not be avoided. The conductor, named Alex Waterman, cut his horses loose. The horses on the west bound were ground under the wheels of Waterman's car and were instantly killed. Waterman Was thrown from his car and had his head split open. He was otherwise injured and there is little chance that he will live. Conductor Atwood of the west bo and car had both arms brok en and was iujured internally and will probably die. The passengers were uninjured. HOSTILES WILL COME IX. Gen. Miles has been waiting for sev eral days past to hear the result of the friendly mission of the Pine Ridge Indians to the hostile camp in the Bad Lands. He has received word from Gen. Brooke that couriers in from his emissaries reported the hos tiles ready and about to come in. Several small parties are already moving into the agency and balky In dians are expected there within a day or two. Word was also receiyed that Big Foot and his band, who have been missing since their escape from Col. Sumner, have been found on Porcu pine creek moving towards Pine Ridge. No details are given but Big Foot has certainly evaded for several days all the forcesin scearch for him. The Business Outlook. R. G. Dunn it Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: Business has progress ed as well as could be expected in Than a week broken by the Christmas holi day and the great snow storm. The holiday trade was remarkably .heavy in New York city and at nearly all other_ points good, which is by no means an evidence that the tightness of the money market springs from any general embarrassment of business or industry. The volume of payments through banks |continues large, though but about 3 per cent, larger a year ago. Railroad earnings thus far reported for December also show a gain of about 4 per tcent. over those of the same week last year. The foreign trade is very heavy in spite of causes which were expected to insure a material decrease. Uncertainty in regard to monetary legislation and its possible effects is Jstill the great ob stacle, but even this has a less dis turbing influence than it had a week two ago, as the prospect of unwise ac-. tion seems more remote and the money markets have generally grown Jeas ier during the week, not only at the ease but at some of the western cen ters. Proves a Defaulter. Daniel W. Talcott, head bookkeeper the employ of H. W. Sage & Co., lumber dealers of Albany, N. Y., has been arrested on the charge of embez zlement and sent to jail. Bail was fixed at $5,000. The exact amount of his thefts is not yet known, but it is believed it will run high up into the thousands. After Sage & (Jo.'s confi dential clerk, Joseph B. Alcott, who killed himself on December 3rd, had been caught stealing from the firm, an expert was employed to examine the books, and thus Talcott's dishonesty was discovered. It appears Talcott and Abbott operated in collusion. Their operations were facilitated by the fact that the firm trusted both implicitly and left blank checks signed in the bookkeeper's hands for busi ness purposes. These he filled out and cashed, and the money he pocketed and charged to some fictitious expend iture. Talcott is elderly and had al ways been thought to be the soul of honor. in Mrs. Pearcey Hanged. Mrs. Nellie Pearcey was hanged at Newgate, England, on the 23d inst., for the murder of Mrs. Hogg and her baby. Mrs. Hogg was the wife of a London porter. The crowd outside the prison walls set up a loud chcer when the black flag, showing that the woman was hanging on the scaffold, was hoisted upon the prison flagstaff. During the night the unfortunate woman was quiet and resigned, and for several hours prayed in company with the prison chaplain. To the latter she confessed that the sentence passed upon her was a just one, though she said the evidence upon which she was convicted was false. The crime for which Mrs. Pearcey died was committed on Oct. 24th last. During the morning of Oct. 25 the body of a woman, subsequently identi fied as that of Mrs. Hogs, was found in South Hampstead. The dead woman's throat had been cut and her skull fractured. The police, upon investigating the matter, found that Mrs. Hogg hadvisitedMrs. Pearcey on the previous afternoon taking her baby with her. Upon searching the Pearcey residence evi dence of a bloody struggle was obtain ed and Mrs. Pearcey was soon after wards arrested. At the coroner's in quest the motive of the murder was revealed, Hogg, the husband of the murdered woman, testifying to the act that he had been intimate with Mrs. Pearcey. It was also shown at the inquest that the two women had quarrelled during the visit paid by Mrs. Hogg to Mrs. Pearcey and, final ly, the latter admitted that Mrs. Hogg made a remark that she did not like and that she (Mrs. Pearcey) thereup on assaulted and eventually murder ed Mrs. Hogg. Mrs. Pearcey then re moved the body in a perambulator to the place where it was found, and the dead body of the murdered wo man's child was subsequently found near the same spot.