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rOLUME II. BATHDBUM, IDAIi O. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1900. NUMBER 32. f f (VS OF THE WORLD IN BRIEF. »auplet* Review of the 1l\«*ii(» of ie rn»t Week—In Thin ttud For LundN—Taken From (hr L(rnt Dlnpatehen. an rd O'Hagan of London is dead, 22 years. senate has confirmed the nomi ju of George V. L. Meyer of Mussa etts to be ambassador to Italy. The Fowler Bicycle ft Carriage ks on Carpenter street, Cnicago, destroyed by fire recently. Loss ie I 100 . Iward Ryan, a millionaire merch died at his residence in Hancock, p, recently. He was at one time idered the wealthiest Irishman in ■ica. f imenclng January 1 the Calumet da Mining company will increase ages of its 4000 employes 2Vi per l<ast March the company raised bien'» wages 10 per cent. receiver has been appointed for fiinnesota Thresher Manufacturing j »any of Stillwater, Miun., on the of the Massachusetts Loan ft Trust ! tany, a creditor for $692,000. rd Kitchener reports that after j re fighting at Nooit Gedacht Gen- 1 « Clement's forces were compelled I tire by Commandant Delarey with Five British offl rce of 2500 men. were killed. The other casualties ) not reported. Many are missing, iddy Ryan, at one time champion list of the world, who was defeated lohn L. Sullivan in their famous in Mississippi some years ago, at his home in Glens Falls, N. Y„ I I itly. [press train No. 8, from Chicago, pe Pittsburg, Fort Wayne ft Chica pilway, collided with the I^eesdale pimodation east bound, near Edg n, Pa. Both trains were wrecked live passengers and five trainmen I injured. telegram from New York received ' itly affirms that James J. Hill has meil the presidency of the Great 1 hern to devote his time to his [ as chairman of the board of di (rs. INelll's hotel at Summit City, B. ras destroyed by fire recently. It insured for $7,500. The net loss be $2,000. The fire is supposed to I been caused by a defective pipe kitchen. [Scranton, Pa., four mine workers [their lives recently in accidents.. has Hughes, a miner, walked . ■gh an open gate at Brlsban shaft, 1 ( ling the carriage was at the top. 1 til a distance of over 400 feet and ] trushed to a shapeless mass. I Hung Chang and Prince Chlngl sent an official notification to the iters that they have received the, Ised documents authorizing them : in behalf of China in the peace iations and announcing that they eady to proceed as soon as the ters desire. » secretary of war has cabled in Lions to Gen. MacArthur at Ma o begin the work of returning the teer troops from the Philippines , | der to permit of their discharge .is country by the 30th of June This action has been taken in Ipation of the authorization by -ess of the enlistment of regular the recalled tents to replace isle Morrison's trial for the mur >f Mrs. G. Olin Castle, whose life s charged with having taken for for Mr. Castle, ended in a hung Although the Jury did not agree verdict, the result of their delib >ns came near being an acquittal, et from the start and before the had been discussed by them nine e Jurors voted /or acquittal and for conviction. Dunkirk, N. Y„ from the smold ; ruins of the Fredonia state nor and training school, which was oved by fire, one charred body has recovered. A revision of the miss aakes it certain that seven persons bed in the fire, which also entails »perty los of $200,000. There were | lung women students in the insti n. of whom six perished. The oth ctim was the Janitor, neral Michael J. Bulger, a led confederate soldier and public died recently at Dadoville, Ala. vas the oldest confederate officer Reran living, being 100 years old. ras one of the few surviving mem of the famous secession eonven at Montgomery, in which he led Sght against secession. id he offered his sword and was » a commission in the confederate distin When de . ( report of the director of the mint e production of gold and silver in Jnited State« during the calendar 1899. shows only slight variation the approximate figures given out in the present year. The final :So are,71. 05 3.40° for gold and 58.700 for silver, at its average aereial value during the year. The product waa the greatest in the U00 than the estimated product 1 f of 1853, the record year in the working of the California placers. A storm of unusual proportions vis ited California coast recently, doing : considerable damage in some sections ' Telegraph wires were prostrated and i during the morning San Francisco entirely cut off from communication > with the outside world. The wind reached a velocity of nearly 60 miles! an hour In the city and was of greater] velocity in exposed sections, thunder and lightning was accompa nied by rain and wind, height of the storm rain fell in tor rents and almost reached the propor tions or a cloudburst. The wind caused damage in many sections of the city. Dont I'.I ill was given an cut liiiM.i-iic eeptimi by the people at centIv. was The During the re- j j Am-teidam ru Kngland's poor and the It, er war „re 1 I lie two problem» Lad Salisburi admits ] annov him. ' I I I A resolution to appoint ex-Congressman Boutelle a captain on the retired li-t has passed Loth hoil-e- of congress. Discussing the Nicaragua canal the X voe \ remya says Russia is not interested in tiie matter, lull naturally sides witii America. Tvv I ui tii (.«reeti Held A j m ar dim. 1ml. Gln'seack, ! jurrd. Indianapolis line collided lieadon recently Kmory Se»tt ami dolin motormeii. were fatally in Six pasenger- were bully hull. iiiiform. of I I I , At Malaga j Captain Kr< Isclimaii. commander of tin 1 « recked German training «hip Genu-eii.ui, I ua- recently washed buried. on il I lie body, in I ashore ami w .is This i- the first body recovered ■ beach. I I idled Slate- Allilia—adiil ( le-.ilc denied the rejKiit that lie i- nt«>ut to resign ln»j post, which he says is based on the l«-lief that the death of hi- partner. Charles C. Beaman, would necessitate hi» return to his law practice. laird Salisbury's gloomy reference to South Africa recently at the conference of tlie national union of conservative ass.wia iiinch heart bin ning in The conservative press, reluc I tant to admit that the situation is worse, if the premier'» I , complains ' 11,1,1 alsmilonmcnt of 1 ft'"»» will provide lions i- causiitg Lnnloii. needle nii-ui. (»Hirers si Manihi consider that tin- re ef volunteers will necessitate the stations and that con fer I lie increase in II is believed tli.it many the regulars, volunteers will reelili-l il Ismusc- are if fcieil. file amount to In* about equivalent ^ to the expense of equipping and bringing out a recruit. During a heavy fog at Ashland. Ky.. recently two electric cars, ts.th well tilled with passengers, collided near the eenici of the city. They were running at a rapid, rate of -pcnl. Motorman dolin Sci-eo was pinioned between the ear» and is believed , . to ls> fatally injured. Motoni.ai. Willi ] 1 ( iiiupls'll is also in a critical condition, 1 Is ing cut with glass about the body and ; ] face. Conductor Walter Hutchinson was, I badly cut about the body and face. dolin (alias Red) Corbett, who lias serv-1 ,-d several terms in the penitentiary. wa-. shot and instantly killed at Chicago rc-| ,-cntlv by Edward d. Grady, who -or- 1 prised him with a com panion in the act ' ,,f committing a highway rolds-i v. Grady „ ml . -,y, only after CorlsU, Had turn- j cd his revolver on him and there seems to |„. „o doubt that it was only his quickne-J aml lllln that saved I,i» life. The j from Grady s revolver struck (or , | M , It j„ )|„, heart and tie fell dead in hi» Corlsdl's companion iMcapcd. tracks. Two Sen roe« Lrnehed. Rockport, Ind., Dec. 17.—Two ne groes, Jim Henderson and Bud Row -1 lands, who waylaid, murdered and rob bed Hollle Simons, 1 white barber, early Sunday morning, were lynched at night in the jail yard by a mob of ^ 1500. The negroes were arrested soon after the murder occurred, and al though Rowlands' clothing had blood stains on them, they claimed they were In the meantime Sheriff | " newspaper Chicago in 189s. : innocent. Clemens of Union county, Kentucky, arrived with a trained bloodboud. When the dog was placed on the trail he followed it to the house where Row lands lives, six blocks from the seen« of the murder, and went baying to the bed the negro had occupied. This wa« enough for the excited citizens. Arrests In Veneaneln. Dec. 10.—Advices Kingston, Jamaica, reived here from lbvmarara. British Gui under date of Ibs-ember 5. announce Venezuela, <d 50 Washington. Dec. 10.—Die state depart nn-nt has been informed of the death of ilenry M. Hunt, United States cons-.l at ,'ntigua. W. I. He was an experienced man and was appointed from ana, the arrest in Caracas. the charge of plot Tlie arrests, it is prominent citizens ting a new revolution, added, have created great excitement. on llrnr> M. Ilnnt Is Dead. Hr I nantis Dead. • Chicago, Dec. 19—Dr. Ephnam Inga.l . one of the founder* of the republican party and during the ear y day. of that poli.K-a organization a I" d «' ln at his ho me tn thi« city Tues day, agcl .8. Tr ,ialn* »hip Foundered. j Tramm* n. R Madrid, Dee. \ t .—The German rai ^* ing frigate Gneisenau ^ f^ndered were drowned. - i ran mi h na' : _ ' i UTTLE HAS BEEN GAINED, > Thrrr In Trouhir \hrat«l—>u KIIimI «a I I «»nr \ rnruuln Hum Ht-t-u Mild, r iiu<l l ai'lurlpi -Terrorises Ihr K«. press unit Controls (hr H< temeuis j 'I Chlorier Tr«»«»|»n. di-ptldi ! ' ( London, Dec. lit. \ IVhiii dated Dec-mb* r 17, >uv»: The silnation has d by the i having *■ of the •t is neu not impruv of the rej.iesenialiii I j cached an agreement, a- the mi j legations is limited and the elle 1 The allies liaie negb-cUd to close ] L** fiUto , riM dl 1 L i* ku " I baanghat and have faded to check the I transmission of supplies of ammunition of I lie Chinese. Luiig-Kuh-isiaug thus has tunity of rallying and equipping lie lias secured the position of every oppor hi» army, dictator, terrorize» tin- empress and controls the whole movements ol the troops It will I be necessary to give the militai y opera turns ul the allies wider aies. Ite«lue(i«in «»I War lii. . The bill to reduce the war tax will take effe t 2u days after its passage, and will be ,rased some time before | March 4 next. Probably il will he j pusheil through soon after the Christ mas holidays. In that event, the relief I would take effect in February. Follow I ing is a complete summary of the pro posed changes: I Commercial brokers—Tax of 920 re , voked. I I Custom house brokers—Tax of 91Ü , rescinded. Theatres, etc.—Tax of 9190 ■emoved. Circuses etc.—Tax of 9100 eànceled. Exhibitions, etc.—Tax of 919 ropeal ed. Bank che<-ks, drafts, deposit certifi cates, etc.—Tax revoked. Bills of exchange, inland and foreign —Tax annulled. Bills of lading, etc.—Tax of 10 cents repealed. Telephone messages—Tax rescinded. 'Bonds—Tax 50 cents, repeal'd. Certificates for marine purposes— Tax 25 cents, revoked. Certificates of legal nature—Tax 10 cents, canceled. Charter contracts for shipping—Tax removed. Contracts for brokerage—Tax 1Ü cents, repealed. Conveyances, deeds, etc.—Tax annul ^ led. , rescinded. ] Insurance.llfepolicies-Taicrevok ed ; Manifests for custom house entry or clearance 1 ax cancelled, Pledge« of realt) 1 sonalty Tax rescinded. ' Passage tickets b> vessels td foreign P OI '- s ax rernovec j Pr0ldW * 1 a * 10 repealed. cents°re«cinded * ™ ? j Warehouse ^ tptil for Morage , etc. . I «1 i ,j,.,] ! * . minute*' . . . .. .. , While tin* men m the gambling .. . . ... a room wen* -till telling «»f the detail- of the , , , . . affair, ollicera were cbw upon the de» i ,s-i siju's trail. Only the cab-hug of the! lin nmier of the holdup's gun sau-il the life of Sergeant Sullivan. ! I ; J Dispatches, telegraphic—Tax 1 cent, Insurance, marlni Incases, agreements for ren Tax removed. -Tax cancelled. t, etc. or per Tax 25 cents, annulled. Beer—Tax reduced from $1 a barrel, nt. mak a barrel, reduced less 7>_. per cent., to 20 per ce ing a net reduction of Cigars—Tax $3.60 per 1000 cents to *3 per 1000. -1 Proprietary articles, pate c | nea etc.—Tax rescinded, it medl 1 ^ S| H »kiine, Dec. is. Tom Murphy walked j|((I) m ,., the Warwick - -lb)(1I1 1 oVI.s-k thi- morning, isivereil s j v a n-vulver, relieved the place () . ni er -jwisn• and i-s-aped. Fift<s-i|i iniiiute i.,,.,. b( . Wll , i-apturist by tiie police and marly all the money was rec-ovired. The! re-t lie lost while running to e-c»pc. The holdup was the most daring ever known in the city. It was onl in I!« nerve by the capture a fei later. Bold Holdup. : : Rank «ntr IIloo n Ope». Shelby ville, lnd.. Dec. 19.—. bank at Hope, south of lo re, wa> entered, the safe blown op. n with nitr- glVienne and *15.000 carried off by two neti, who w ere wen night **|**rator in the telephone « The robbers had a confederate p side with a carriage, in which al! \ jss-m- has i«s-n organized by th of Hope and iu* started out aft.-t her« , . I li, nn,iU : is to leave the building by tin X. lialige i -ted out escaped. * citizens the rob L. bpokanea Are I hwn.pl» Die S|>ok«ne high *<-ho<j| teain is champion school f.s.tl^ll . shp uon th( . s . attl) , high s. h.r .1 t Jhe te J„ „ however, that wen ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ _ j conjecture w hich team would « ih. , ___ John A 4 «II »on Porter nrad. n tlie the -f team lier title Saturday live so even they la I piatter of Addison to l'resi - i THADK HBPOHT. lt. G. l)un ft Company's Weekly Re view of Trade for last week says: Holiday trade increased moderately and in wholesale sample lines no re lapse was seen either in volume of trade or in prices. Cold weather help-! «•d N«*w York, hut it is still behind the rest of the country, for some recent I iosses from failures in the textile mar -1 kets have fallen rather heavily here, j continue : I Collections iu the country good, and this relieves an anxiety j which might otherwise be felt over the ! higher rates for money. Merchants' ac-'i;,i„i. ( count« are in good condition, so that new sales of commercial paper are light even for this seaaon. Industrial con ditions ■outinue, with no great accurn- | ulatiou of new merchandise in any quarter, in spito of the break in cot ton the demand for fabrics is still good, sellers having little to offer and noth- ls ing at cuts in prices. | General conditions as to partially manufactured and finished product« in the iron and steel Industry are little changed. Prices are hard and mills are working on old orders that will take them well into the new year. At Pittsburg there is stIU complaint that new business is net offered, but Chlca go concerns have no such difficulty, more idle null« have resumed and little rT\7hTi V ->m. 5 mm , heard ' f U .. U , eHl1 '' WOW» tons of rails have | '?*" " r(U>red J or n * xt Y«« a delivery. ; j f HV e scored another ^ lum P h in ^e African bridge contract. ^ red tn ,h * f, °* of Br " iHh ^^ti- j i have booked sufficient business to keep them well occupied for and are refusing new contracts except at further advance In price. j Most of the footwear manufacturer* many week* New England factories are mainly j working on spring goods, and mail or dera come freeiy from distant sections, i Improvement is noticed in the local I joblilng trade, aside from rubber goo<ls. ; which is neglected. Sole leather i* qui et and union luirks weaker, but uppers j are remarkably active for the season Stocka of glazed kid have been reduc ed. Another general reduction in quo tation la reported in the Chicago hide market. Sale« of wool at the three eastern markets Increased to 6,785,800 pounds, against 5.267,344 in the previous week. Exports of cotton in November were valued at $15,054,671 more than in the same month lust year, mainly owing to an ailvunce of 2.3 cents in price. Tlie ' enormous rise in quotations ls shown by the fact that a. year ago the average ■ export price was 2.1 cents above No vember, 1898. making 4.3 cent«, or 82.7 per cent advance in two yestrs. Ship ment« In November fell to 841,846 bales, against 1,211.344 In the previous month, indicating that foreign spin ners are less urgent for raw material. Port receipts were heavy and there was a collapse in prices on the official ettti mates of the current year at 10,100,000 ! bale«, for a much Iowpt figure was ex-1 peeled and traders remembered that I , .. .. _. . .. ! vear s prognostications proved lialf a mi ? .. . , . .. million below the aa-tuul proiluctlon. ,, . , . * . , . « , . Cereals did not maintain their advance. Coffee has suffered from liberal re ceipts at Brazil porta and No. 1 Rio is 1 3- 8 c below the price a month agi». Faillir« for the week were 240 In the United Slates, against 218 last vear, and 26 In Canada, against 26 last! « « . , .. lk ... ». J(ii>ekfi, Kan., Ih*»-. It». Opinion«« r«>o 1 ' . , . , » ctMiniiR tIn* t♦* I« *Afiapin*i► ntnkI* nu\ «• nm . . * , , » .1 ... tanallv 4 Iihiik» '! Iii-t»*j4| of th<* imlin**r ' * . . . ..I. cm «* whicti lia« m* 4 *!i iiiainfi^i^i hv m>um> i , 4 . , #1 é of till* railroad iiflniala during III«* paftt 4 . . 1 , ÜAVH .1 cJl*IM»H|t M>!l to lx* (NHIHtailtlr . * . . ^ . 4 7 on the alert ha« hIioa n itni*]f. .... w 4 I he otth ial« of the Ninta re have . . ....... . . l.iHt Uh'oüic «'«»nvini'ed tiiat tfie ntrik«* ... .... , . i mean« Homethinjr. Ine ejune of thin i« the , ^ tinrent preval«*nt arnonir tii«- eiitfineeiw. , 1 . . . , , nndiKtorn and bra keinen. It I« rtgarded i 4l . . •» almost a cfTtaintv tiiat aimie of Hone . , . , I w 4 »I k 4 'I** Wjll ra oil a sympathetic strike! .. . I . . .1 » within two da\* iinlent tiie diffeieiK«*« ]»e j . . . ! i v een the company and the «rjierator» are! "lieedilv inliuat«]. Ii»e reuiMin of the tram 1 • * , , men tu k mir tin« itep i* n«»t thoujrht t«# 7 1 .. ' t ••oii»|irehen«l «0 milch «\nipathv !«>r t !*«• ' eia*rat<»rft b* it doe« their own interest*. , i 1 # . ... f 1 > «" 1 <• pfu'uiticn: .-nguii-cr " I"* Ml ' r " ' 1 "F 1 1 g ■ >} "inpi u " i ! ." rl ^ 1 ! , " ' , "l wn .' H * 1 i p evsi » hi » j» rmam ii j es « i>i » •mil ,n spite -f anything we can do the e» of oig«iii/e<i laisrr , . * I- tlie pnnciiial we are . * . .. I striving for, snd eome wtut may, the ; (irinciple must and will is- msint«ine<! tiial J organized bier must have rigiil» ' A. far as ean be learned there have not year. Santa l> «leihe. I : it» lit ■ ami priviley : V» »II be lost If i vet L-en any .».nferem-es held ts-l « .*» the telegraphers and representative* ot trainmen » organization There is a« apparent «tabb-nens in all the transaction« w hich makes it amount to a practical our Unity that there will he something done shortly. train Rokber i »nullified Snlclde, New t u!. -ans. Drp. IB.—Detectives ye* terd.iy foupd the Issly of one of the r >l»i«-rs who on la«t Thursday held up w itlun tlie la I city limits of New (Jrl.-ans the Chicago of mail train on tlie Illinois Central, shot Conductor Kimiabrew ami escaped with a numl«-r of registered packages. The watc.i of Corn! uctui Kinnabrew, found on tlie 1 dead man. leaves no doubt of his identity* as the leader uf the gang who held up the jtradn. j i ■ I j : I BRITISH GIVE UP THE CHASE. Horra Tnhr (hr %MMrr«nt a r—Thrrr TliiiuaMWiI lluriftltrrn I in % r i ronnrtl (hr Or*nit'* Mltrr Info 4 npr lul im>— Henri Tlin-ntenluu \\ Inliuru. Lunion. Dec. do. It i« ri-|«>iled that ac-'i;,i„i. t | Knox lias L-.it for.-i-d to »baii don the puiwuii of General l>r«et owing | t ls UO rtheu,t of Ladvhrand mid that sn | .Rack on Wintmrg' i. i.ion.enti.rily ex tnl ih A Mill.-., in.: motor ... mathe „ . .. h , h ro . , .. ,, f . . i, iU , llll ,„ v (lf , r . uiiu , Au , iIu . .. . )lf Tlli , theoiy I. of müd „ P n brjn ,. he , Jlin to tlie situation created in t a|s Colony h> the Boers crossing the Orange river. -aid tfiat HOIK) republican» have en leled Cn|s- Colony and n -illllllir nillnlier ha\e readied Pliili|s>tow n. The report .«»utilities lli.it Dewet with alsuit 4500 men ms tin mal ic» titrer un legi tleiiinntlM. '' According to credible Chinese sourc of information. Emperor Kwaug ; H »u will agree u. the following 10 de mande of the power« First Indemnity to the amount of j 700.000,000 taels, payable within SO years and guaranteed by the llkln. i Second—The erection In I'ekln of a suitable monument to the m«-rnory of j Baron vou Ketteler. Thlrd -An Impcrlul prince, a near relative to the emperor, to go to Berlin j j 0 apologize and express regret for the murder. i Fourth- Foreign troop.-, to hold the I jjnes 0 f communication l>etween 'I'aku ; H11( | p B j,( n j rials, Fifth Punifihment of the Boxer oflV Sixth-—Candidates from districts where antlforelgn outrages have been perpetrated not to lx> allowed to com pete in the Chinese examination« in Pekin for five years. Beventh—Abolition Of the tsung It y amen. Eighth—Foreign envoys to have ac cess to the emperor at all time«. Ninth—Importation of arms and am munition into the province of Chi ll to be abolished. Tenth—The land and rea fort« be tween Shan-hal-kwan, 'I'aku and Pekin to be destroyed. ' ■ ! I Amrrlrwn Won. New York, lbs-. 1(1. Before nearly 20 . •pie, jammed llllo every .nailable comer of (lie great Madison Square Gar den. Harry Kike» of Glenn's Falls, N. Y., and Floyd McFarland of San Jo«e, ('«!., the American team, won tin- »ix day inier national bicycle rsce by a wheel» length (rom Burns W. Iherce uf Boston and ! Archie McFÄehcrn of Toronto the Ca nadian team . w , ( ai-ssr isimar of Paris and .Ii-mii (ioug , .. ,, , , ,. , K " l,/ (arK Krenc, ' le * u '' w " l '*l' „ . ,c «•»««*»•>' 2,, f ""'t* " , " 1 m : vm 104 '"' T' '»"I '«I- «*"•"»« ««'"•J * Ul,ll,r - l "' t . v, '- ,r K "r' Krt*M*r ttf Ii«*t 11 ii ami hit/ of lk»r liit. tlu* (iri man ti aui, vs « h uneti fourth platr, -4.'1 mil«**» and tlim* lM*liind the Ii*ad«'i»» f thr*y Imvinjr ntiretl from 1 hi* track . ? , . 4| , .. , iaUmt two houm U foic tin* Hoim*. MmhaH .. . , , . I*r«*d(*ri«*k of I'arm am] .Iwn hmlnr of ' . , . l/4i , .. ... 1 aria took fifth pl.uo with 2 i»Ä! inileH. i .... . . . - , . . . .. . é 11») drew out ut t o«I««k. Prank \N al , , # ... 1 « I 4 »f UoHtoti and \\. t . >tiiiHon of li*$• . ...... I , t'»n k«ivi* up imt before .1 o dock ^turdav , . ... , . , 4 niorninjf. content with nlxth i»*»-iti«»n and Ueir mile« and one lap. O. \. Iia»> . . « * • . . i co k (»I .\i*v^ I oik ami 1 a»ui% <jiiiiiii ul . . - j . . rittnliurir, who, after tlie ««(»dent to their . . . , , p.utimiH, rcjde I« »r an imlmdual ««Hire i : . . .. kcre re«i lient 4 *d by the manure mont to . . . withdraw fnmi the track dunnir the after H«* 1 "- I kiln *4 M'k was I »*«*11 ut I.MW mil«*« j . , . . . 4 ... and one Jap, mi mile* ahead i»f tiimin. , . , ... . .... , f 1 ænate: Albert Wheaton to la* r<gi«tn of the land office at Pierre. N. D.. Henry F j i ( A ,t t ih^ to L- receiver of pn4>lii- money, a t [ i Pierre, S. D. ; Second Lieutenant James j || -na ,, n . Fourteenth infantry, to be first JamM R lb d \, f North c . r * ol I na to Is- I mted »lau« .li-irift judge . . , ... for the western district of North Carolina. (MSI Presidential «»»■•nullnna. \\ ashinglou. lbs- Hi I tic president to •lav M-nt tin- following nominations to the whu-h ap|sjint ment was mad.- .luring t|*e r «*4 4 — of i*nrllnrarnt Adlonrna. I/.ndon, Dee. Iff.—Parliament waa dis niisaed until tlie middle of February wiih the reading of the «hortest of the queen's »[««-. ii.». It was as follows: "My Ixrda ami Gentlemen: you fra the liberal provision you bave made for tiie ex|«-n-s-< incurred by the •qa-raimns of my armies in South Africa and China." • 1 thank •"»18 Dakota Tosen Bnrned. ness portion of the town, involving »' lows a of aL.ut $150,000. - 1 -»essle Morrison Ont. Wichita, Kan., Dec. 19.—An FJdonuio. (Kan.) dispatch announce* that Misa Jeaoia j Morrison baa been admitted to $0000 baiLjwho Sioux City, Ih-c. 19.—Fire at Elk Point, S D-, yesterday destroyed the entire binu i ■ IDAHO. Whooping cough Is prevalent at Mou cow. Caldwell has voted to issue 938.000 in bonds. November had twenty-live sunshiny days tor Idaho. The codified laws of the state. In four volumes, will be ready for distribution about the noth Inst. Secret« ry Gage has derided to recom mend an additional 9135,000 for the construction of a government building at Boise. Beginning January IS the mall for Nora. Anderson, Jaiusville and Collinn will be carried from Troy instead of Kendrlrk. as It now la Three highwaymen perpetrated n bold robbery recently at the Hatwal ferry, six miles above Ijewlston. and secured about 922S for their work. Duthle ft Corrln received 1800 boxen of apples In two days last week from orchardlsta near Troy. Theee dealers have an order from Winnipeg, Manito ba. for a carload of apples. Professor Alfred Stanley Miller, who is in charge of the department of min ing and metallurgy, at the University of Idaho, has published a handbook called "A Manual of Assaying." At th# live stuck show in Chicago recently In range cattle In carload lota, there was a tierce contest between Frank Gooding of Shunhotie and F. !.. Oswald of Salt lake, Gooding winning in one class and Oswald In another. A mall route has been established di rect to Elk City, by stage from Stiles, Idaho. This will make a day's differ ence In the time it takes for the deliv ery of the Elk City mall. A new pont offl. e has been established at Callender, Idaho, In the Buffalo Hump country. The mail will be carried U> Callender by stage. Nothing has demonstrated more em phatically the posalbilltlna of the coun try tributary to the Clearwater line of the Northern Pacific than the volume of freight business that has been haul ed over It In the year that Is about to close. Yet this year's business la only rousidered the first step on the rounds of the bualneu ladder. The property which Shoshone county bought lu for delinquent taxes five years ago laat July and which becams the absolute property of the county five years after the date of the sale, was sold at public auction Monday by or der of the board of county count laalon ers. There were about 400 different parcels of It, scattered all over tbs county, and it generally brought good prices. One hundred and twenty-one Instru ments were Hied for record at Wallace last week, with an aggregate valuation of $71,516.78. Of the 48 deeds 17 were for the nominal consideration of 91 each. Them was one patent and five mortgages filed. The mining locations included 11 quarts lodes, five placer claims and three water rights. Five new companies filed articles of Incor poration and three marriage license« were Issued. , j entirely destroyed the big plant of the t [ Hr«» 1 * u Hrasting Conveying Maehine com j P" n y- Five out of seven buildings uar<l by the company are m ashes and property t.mated to he ■ «»naum«! thr< Rr»aa mm K4llar. laneoln, Neti., Dec. 1(1 -William J. Bry an gave out tlie following interview : "I have for several years had in con templation tlie e.labhshment of a weekly newspuper, ami (hi* seems an op|*ortune time for undertaking it. Intending to da vote my life to (lie study and discuaaioa of publie questions, I have takeri thta method Lsniise it will Is-st accomplish the purpose which I have iu view. Through a pu|H-r i w ill be able to keep in toueb with social is-oiumov and [silitical problem*. The pujicr will at the same time, if succeaful, provide an ineonie suffleient for pecuniary mssls, ami this kind of work will allow ma more time for my family than I have been aide tn enjoy for several yeais past. "I ex|«»-t to lecture oceasionally. es|ie eially in isillege towns, where I eau speak to students, but my piin<-i|sil work wiit be done with tlie |m-ii, or periia]» 1 atioiilil say with the pencil. "Hie J ia|ier will Is* called the Commoner and will defend the prineiplea set forth in the Kansas City platform, publisher and editor and làm-olii will be (lie place uf publication." shall he I.oss VV ns Half a Million. Cleveland, Ohio, lbs-, lb. Fire almost th over 9.V«I,IRII entirely F.lrven hundrrvl wmktnen are n rail of employment. Tlie company jeonsider.sl to la- one of the largest coii ■ d tiie kind in the world, ha* many •»r n* ism tracts with the government fra hoist ing apparatus to be eie«-t.sl at .»siling *ta lions tlial are la-iug estaidi-licd iri various |.ar:« of the world. 1 bualr Is I'snlni Home. New York, Ibr 19. A dispatch from Ix.n.lon savs: Ambas-sidor Choate will, it i* said, «all either on .Saturday or the week afterward for the United States, the death of hi* (•arttier, Charles C. Beaman, having ren deied his prcaelu* in New Y'ork necessary. It is believed here tliat Ambassador Chute w ill not return to London. Cape Town, Dec. 19.—Die Boer* who ci owned the Orange river into Cape Colony, weal ol Aliwnlnorth, on Saturday, encoun tend the Cape rifles and Brabant's force, baiLjwho retired with loss. Boers Won (he Bat«le.