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BESSEMER, - COLORADO. Ik prudeuce of reserve and decorum sometimes dictates silence, at others prudence of a higher order may justi fy speaking. The dialect story is going eut of vogue. Good! Life is too short to be wasted in efforts to comprehend something which when comprehended doesn't amount usually to a hill of beans. Chicago's latest liold-up .was per petrated by a husband whose wife was the victim. He elovated her heel-wise and shook her until money concealed about her person fell to the floor. His only possible excuse was that he needed the money and sho had hidden it iu her pocket. Yale students tried to turn a Now Haven theater inside out, and al though their success was only partial they were rewarded by heavy fines. Collego traditions seem to bo fading. The fact that a Yale student can be n • guilty of disorderly conduct as any ono else who misbehaves is slowly forcing its way to recognition. Some of the Atlantic steamer lines have abolished the steerage depart ment. This means, rather than the suppression of the steerage passen ger, that hereafter himself, his pov erty and his microbes will travel right in company with other passen gers. The occasion docs not. seem conducive to expressions of gratitude. The manner in which several estates hereabouts have melted away and been recast to fit the cof fers of the lawyers concerned has excited, among other things, the suggestion that the gates of the penitentiary will swing open for some of the lawyers. The sugges tion is cheering, but delusive. Peni tentiary gates do not do this sort of thing. If they swing open for the ocnerit of the lawyers, it will be. that the pauperized heirs may be chucked through as a punishment for not hav ing moro to be robbed of. The danger of cholera in this coun try has not disappeared. In Ham burg and other European cities tho plague sleeps and will wake in the spring. This is the opinion of medi cal experts. Immigration, if not properly restricted, will bring the disease to our shores. To effectually check immigration, so that only a desirable class will bo admitted, is apparently a matter that involves in surmountable difficulties. So experi ence teaches. Until the menace of cholera has been totally removed the best way to regulate immigration is to stop it. Great hopes are entertained in Europe that a remedy for cholera lias been found which is able to destroy the microbe that propagates the dis ease without injury to human flesh and tissue. Sir Andrew Clark of England has experimented with it very successfully, and in Hamburg it is credited with greatly lessening cholera fatalities. The rcinedj con sists of crystals that arc to be in to 1 I sition is held as a secret, hut tho ex periments mado will fully show wheth er the new remedy has the value claimed for it. Mr. Armour's magnificent gift, to tho city of Chicago of a beautiful, building for a manual training school and an endowment fund of £1,400.000 in addition, is in line with endow ments in other great cities for the teaching of the practical sciences,the mastery of which will enable a young man to get a living. The more we have of such instit • tho better. They are even moro us< ful than tho colleges, inasmuch as they combine the practical with tho theoretical. The intensely utilitarian turn of Mr. Armour's mind is indicated by his announcement that tho institution will ic- provided with religion, sixteen ounces to the po rod, lik • the host leaf lard, but with no denomination alism. While our young people are deeply engaged In the study of philosophy and art and their elders arc the only ones who are Aviso enough to seek rest and amusement, it follows that the novel will he written for the pleasure and approval of those older readers. And as it is a curious and well-known fact that there is nothing people like so well to hear about as themselves, it is .a natural sequence that the characters who animate tho plot of the modern story should be matu.-o people. We may pass an idle hour in reading the romantic trials of callow and sentim* ntal youth, lnu -swhnt takes downright hold of us, the jVt. of storjj .that wifi bfr-F&ad and remembered and talked about by tho readers of to-day, must deal with the heavy trials and struggles and temp tations uf people who are kindred to us in age and experience. The French-Canadian emigration from Quebec to tho United States was astonishingly heavy in October. Tho emigration fever has extended to Chautcaugay and Beautiarnois, the two counties of the province whose people have been supposed to he the most prosperous and contented. From Rio Janeiro comes the wol come report of a revolt. There had been nothing of the kind for a week and fears nad naturally arisen that the political machinery of Brazil was out of gear. It is stated in Paris that M. be Lesseps knows nothing whatever about the, Panama trial and the sen sational circumstances attending the present investigation. His mind, the report says, is so impaired by ago that he is totally incapable of con secutive thought and he never even asks for a neAvspaper. A test case brought by the city of Providence against a man for selling adulterated milk was lost. It is al .oged that tlic jury was confused with technical terms and Latin woftftf COLORADO'S LEGISLATURE. E. M. Ammons, Speaker of the House and Caslmlro ltarela I’reshleut pro tcin. of the Senate. I Lieutenant Governor Storey called the Senate to order at noon, l’rayer amis offered by Chap lain Thomas N. Haskell. A message from the secretary of state, giving the names of the newly elected senators, was read. Senator J. A. Israel of Chaffee county was the llrst to claim the lloor. Ills motion that a committee of five on credentials be appointed was car ried and Senators A. 11. McKinley (Demo crat), A. T. Gunnell (Democrat), F. W. Smith i Republicani. A. F. Howes (Republican) and B. 1.. Smith (Independent-Populist) were se lected by the chair and a recess taken until 1 ,::u. The committee then reported that all senators mentioned by the secretary of stato were entitled to their scats, but they cen sured H. Clark Wheeler for violating the law, by not tiling his list of expenses at the proper lime. The report was adopted without oppo- Chlcf Justice Hayt appeared aud adminis tered the oath of office to the new members of the Senate. Roll-call showed that all were present as Adams, Armstrong. Uolslnger, Barela, IJovd, Brown. Drake, Fclker, Graham, Gun »i<•! 1 . Ilartzcll. Howes, Israel, Johnson, King, I.eddy, Lockwood, MeGovney, McKinley, Merritt, Mills, Newiuan, Painter, Pease, Pry or. Smith of Mesa, Smith of Costilla. Bteck, Swink, Timmons. Turner, Walters, Webber. Wheeler, White. Senator White’s resolution that the rules of the F.ighth General Assembly guide the de liberations of the Senate until amended was adopted. The election of a president pro. tem. was then declared in order. Senator McKinley, on behalf of the Democratic members of the Senate, placed Senator Casimiro Barela In nomination for that office In a complimentary speech and Ibe election was made unanimous ly. Adjourned. A great throng crowded the House at the hour for opening. R. T. Wlllita, clerk cf the Lighth General Assembly, mounted the ros trum and called the House of Representatives to order. He announced that there was a message from the secretary of state. E. J. Katon, secretary of state, read the list of members who had received credentials of clec- The next order of business was the election of temporary clerk. A test of strength was begun with. The leaders and their following were eager to enter into the struggle. R. W. Bonynge or Arapahoe, for the Repub lican.-. placed.l. R. Wallingford of Garfield In nomination for the office. E. A. Bromley of Arapahoe, for the Popu lists-Democrats, placed J. T. Smith of Lake county in nomination. Every member voted with his party, only two parties being thus fur recognized In the House, the Populists and Democrats standing ns a unit. At the close of the roll call Mr. Bromley moved that all members claiming seats should be allowed to vote for clerk. That tvouhl have given the Populist-Democratic members the majority. Mr. Bromley quoted the statute on the matter. It. L. Wooten, Jr., seconded the Bromley motion. Mr. Ammons, Republican, moved to lay the motion on the table. <>. I’. Jackson of El Paso, one of the con testing delegates from that county, rose and insisted on his right to vote. Several members were on the floor on point* of order. It was insisted that Mr. Jackson i wu- not a member of the House. Mr. Jackson stood forth tall and grim and insisted on his right to vote. Mr. Wlllita promptly declared Mr. Jackson out of order, and by a vote of 33 to 82 Mr. Bromley’s motion was tabled. A vote was taken on the chief clerkship. Mr. Wallingford was elected by 33 to 33, the vote being the same as above. Mr. Walling ford ascended the rostrum and took charge. The Republicans Avcrc thus successful in the first, engagement. Wilbur F. Cannon of Denver. Republican, placed in nomination Platt Wicks of Pueblo for temporary speaker. Mr. Bromley of Arapahoe nominated W. J. Thomas of Central City. Mr. Wicks was declared elected by a \-ote of 33 to 82 R. F. Hunter moved that R. W. Bonynge of Arapahoe, Robert R. Ross of Huerfano and J. W. Lowell of Routt (all Republicans) lie ap pointed a committee on credentials and that the vote be by ballot as provided by law. Mr. Bromley moved that B. Sweeney, Dem ocrat. of Las Animas take the place of Mr. Bonynge on the committee. He said that was ttic only way In which the contestants could secure any representation. His motion was defeated and the three Republicans were elected. The rules of the Seventh General Assembly tvere adopted for temporary use. This will give the speaker the power to ap point the committees. After a brief recess the committee on crc tinls reported in favor of the list submitted by the secretary of state. The report of the committee was adopted by a vote of :S4 to 22. Justice Goddard of the Supreme Court then administered the oath to the members. The next business was the election of a speaker. E. A. Bromley placed In nomination R. L. Wootton, Jr., of Las Animas. He referred to the fact that Mr. Wootton had served tAvo previous terms in the House. J. Grntz Brown placed in nomination E. M. Ammons, the Republican nominee, and in doing so made the first oratorical effort of the -c-sion. He spoke In high terms of the rec ord of Mr. Ammons in former legislature*. Mr. Ammons was elected by the following Ammons —Anderson, Babcock. Baldwin of El Faso, Bonynge. Brown. Cannon,Carnahan. Dakc, Dean, Fumlerburg. Gill, Gordon. Hal lett, Harper. Hclstcr, Herr, Humphrey, Hun ter. Kllton. Leonard, Lowell, Norton, Price, Putnam. Reynolds, Ross, Roth, Sanchez, Sims, Slawson, Twombley. Wicks, Wootton —33. Wootton—Ammons. Baldwin of Boulder, Bent, Benton, Booth, Bromley, Calkins, Car ney, Cochran, Coffman, Crow, Crowley, Donath. Dyatt. Fitzgarrald, Fitz, Garcia, Heath. Hoav, Hurt. Hynes, Jcnks, Lynch, McKmght. Moore. Newman, Page, Sweeney, Thomas. Wells, We-torman, Young -32. Speaker Ammons, after he had taken the. oath of office, thanked the House for the high honor conferred. —' For sergeant-at-arms Mr. Fitzgerald placed in nomination M. J. Casey of Denver. On behalf of tlit* Republicans Mr. Funder burg nominated Captain 11. A. Billows of La mar. Mr. Billows is an old soldier and a pio neer of the Arkansas valley, lie is very pop ular throughout the state. Mr. Billows was declared elected by the usual 33 to 32 vote. Gus Swanstrom (Republican) was'elected assistant scrgennt-at-nrnis over J. H. Wood gate (Populist), by 33 to 32. James Inman was elected night watchman by one majority over R. S. Thomas (Populist). .Mr. Wallingford’s election ns temporary secretary avor made permanent. On motion of Mr. Hcl-Icr, a vote of thanks Avns tendered to R. T. Willetts for organizing the nouse. The speaker appointed the following a com mittce on rules: R W Bonygne. J. E Rey nolds;.!. -W. Lowell. <1 Gll|_ ami Pitot Wicks. Adjourned. •- • THIRTY MEN SHOT DOWN. Frightful Result* or an Attempt to Lynch Three Men In North Carolina. A desperate battle was fought at Bakcrs ville. North Carolina, on Tuesday, between it sheriff’s posse and a mob of 500 men who w ere determined to lynch three murderers. About thirty men were killed In the tight. Last August, Calvin Buii>es, Aaron Wise man and William Sneed were partners in an illicit distillery. Isaac Osborne ami William Osborne scented the distillery and reported It to the revenue officers at Bakersvlllc. The owners suspected the Osborne brothers and laid a plot to murder them secretly. On the night of August 22, Aaron Wlscmauknd Cal vin Snipes went to the house of Isaac Osborne uud called him up. Osborne came to the door and they opened fire with shotguns, riddling hitn with buck-shot. Wiseman was tried be fore a Justice of the peace, but sufficient evi dence eould not be obtained against him and be was dismissed. Snipes was tried and held to court for the murder. When Wiseman heard of this he left for parts unknown. For fully two months plans for lynching Snipes have been in progress. Petitions were circulated by William Osborne, brother of the deceased, to get men to help him In the lynch ing, aud in this he was eminently successful. Over 500 men signed his petition and held themselves in readiness to move upon Bakers vllle at any moment The sheriff, learning of this, had summoned a number of deputies, and on Monday night had about thirty guards at the jail to protect the prisoner from the mob. That night a small mob did make an attack, but It was an unsuccessful one and the mob was soon put to flight by the sheriff and his brave posse. U ndaunted by 111 success, stronger efforts were "made to organize a stronger mob to do the work. Men from the country districts were not slow to organize, anfi l«t --forc night Tuesday there were 700 men in 'town ready to attack the jail. Wm, Osborne, brother of the murdered man, who had circulated the petitions, led the inob. John Osborne, another brother, was also among the number, and both of them fell in the battle which followed. At 4 o’clock in the afternoon a formal de mand was made upon Sheriff Moomaws for Snipes and the Whitsons by a messenger from the mob, Avho approached the jail under a flag of truce. To this the garrison responded, “We will die first.” Then they knew there would be a fight. The little company split up Into three parts, one remaining In the jail and the other occupying the sheriff's house and the born near the main building. Winchesters were loaded and the wait for the final struggle be gan. The men were not long In suspense. The night was bright with moonlight and it was useless for the mob to wait for darkness. About sundown tbo first attack was made. At least 500 armed men marched up the road and then with a howl broke on a run for the jail. The garrison avbs ready for them. “Halt, or I will give lhe order to fire." tang out from Sheriff Moomaw’s mouth. No attention was paid to the warning. “Fire,” rang out the order, and seventy-five rifles poured a direct and flanking hall of bullets into the determined lynchers. They wavered for a -moment as a score of them 'vent down, hut with the steadiness of veter ans closed up their ranks anil rushed forward under the leadership or a gigantic mouutuiti cer, who urged them on with the old “rebel yell.” Agtdn the rifles of the besieged rang out. and this time they were answered by a con centrated lire from the mob. The aim was deadly. Every window on the exposed side of the building occupied by the defenders ' was shot out and a dozen men fell wounded <>r killed. Their bodies hampered the depu ties w ho Averc unharmed and only a few eould close up to the windows nml return the volley before the mob Avas upon them. There was a short struggle. What were 75 men against 5001 A few- revolver shots. 100 rifles and all Avas OA'cr. The deputies with their leader. Sheriff Moomaw, mortally wounded, were In the hands of the mob. There Avas no hope for further resistance, and the fate of the murderers was sealed. With out waiting to pick up the dead or care for the wounded the inob made a rush at the door of the jail, and it went down before the shoulders of a score of stalw art men. The three prisoners, half dead with fright, were dragged out and hanged to trees near by, but they had been shot to death before the trees were reached. Then the mob returned to look for the dead and wounded. In the little enclosure and on the roadbed in front of the jail twenty five bodies wore found and In the buildings eight more rigid In death. About thirty others were wounded, some of them fatally, among these being gallant Sheriff Moomaw, who Avas shot twice through the chest and three times through the abdomen. Nothing definite is known of the wounded, as Bakers ville is miles away from a telegraph office and all news brought from there comes by cou rier. Since tbe first news was received four more of the sheriff’s posse are reported dead and live more of the mob. Another courier brought word to Marion Wednesday afternoon that the mob, Instead of dispersing as was expected, remained upon the ground. The scattered handful of sher iff's posse continued to receive accessions to its ranks and by noon the party numbered about 500 to GOO men. Feeling ran high and after a few speeches the posse resolved to avenge Sheriff Moomaw’s death. Another battle took place shortly after noon in which at least twenty-five moro men were killed. What will lie the result no one can tell, but troops are expected. Pretty Good Idea. Some time ago the suggestion was made in a London paper that a society •be formed to suppress t lie growing evil and scandal of street profanity. It was generally admitted tliat English tow ns were disgracefully promi nent in swearing and cursing in public places. Last week it was discovered that (lie statute books actually contain an net passed in the reign of George 11. “for the suppression of profanity,” and the law was putin force a few- days ago at Wcchbcch. Penalties are imposed according to ihe so cial position of the offender. The scale Is one shilling per oath Avhen uttered by a laborer, two shillings when the sinner is above n la borer and under the degree of a gentleman, and five shillings when spoken by any one above tbe degree of a gentleman. The pun ishment Is applicable whether Ihe offense lie committed In the public streets or in a man's house. In the Wcchbcch case the prisoner uttered four wicked words In the street, and being a mere laborer, iie Avas ordered to pay n shilling for each oath and thirteen shillings costs. Rioting In Holland. The unemployed of Scwartsluis, on the Ovcrysscl, Holland, held an out-door meet ing. and aftqr listening to seA-eral anarchis tic speeches, began rioting In the streets. They visited all the finest, houses, smashing w indows and stoned several conspicuous resi dents of the tOAvn. When the police appear ed the rioters attacked them with sticks and stones. A rioter was shot dead by a police man at whom he was aiming a carbine. Two policemen were beaten into unconsciousness and many rioters were wounded. About thirty rioters were arrested. .Similar riots took place at Pekila and Snp lermer. The police were put to flight by the mob In Saplermer after six policemen had been wounded. The military were railed out and charged the mob. They were repulsed, leav ing behind a soldier who was almost beaten to death. They then opened fire. Two riot ers were killed. Five others Averc severely wounded and many were slightly wounded. Twenty men were arrested. NEWS OF THE WEST. Colorado. Electricx-ars are running iu Durango. During 1892, 9,199 arrests were made in Denver. About :tOO Insurance companies arc doing business lit the stale. Arapahoe county has the second largest hos pital in the couutrv. About 1.300 citizens of Denver pay taxes oil SIO,OOO or more property. The tranfers of real estate In Denver during 1592 amounted to $41,750,000. Dr. Alexander Shaw, the well known hor ticulturist, died in Denver on the 3rd. A linker at Grand Junction w-as fined a few days ago for allowing boys to gamble In his shop. George Jensen atus fatally hurt by the cage In the McFcrrun coal mine In El Paso county on the 4th. Tbe receipts from duties at the Deuver cus tom bouse during the past year amounted to #130,635.74. An elevator boy at the Brown Hotel, Den ver, was crushed to death on New Year’s w hile intoxicated. A regular stage line has been started, to run between Dolores and Bluff City, on the Sau Juan river In Utah. The valuable new Mascot mill at Ouray ivaS destroyed on the 3rd. The fire was undoubt edly the work of firebugs, and the loss will be $10,090, uninsured. There were 788,220 acres of government land entered during the yenr throughout the state. The total receipts of the eleven offices given were $339,074.70. Denver, which already has three high schools, Is soon to have another to be built In Dlstrlot No. 1. East Denver. The site Is on Franklin and Twenty-sixth Avenue. Governor Waite, while on hU way to Den ver, stopped over at Canon City and Inspected the penitentiary and the state ditch. lie ad dressed the convicts on New Year’s Day. 1 Policeman Wiggins, who Is stationed at the Denver postoffice, has more than earned his salary during the post year by picking up $7,850 worth of money and goods dropped by careless people on his beat. The shipments of coal and coke from Crest ed Butte for the year ending December 81, 1392, amount to 72,425 tons anthracite, 90,289 tons bituminous, and 63,644 tons of coke. About 425 men are employed at the mines. Some vicious person at Crested Butte stuffed the water pipes full of rubbish, thus effect ually stopping the flow of water. Workmen have been digging the pipes for weeks, sup posing they were frozen up, and now it turns out that maliciousness was the cause of it nil. Denver Markets—Eggs, ranch 28c, state 26c; butter, best creamery 33@84c, dairy 22c; hay. upland baled sll@#l2, second bottom $7.50(a59, alfalfa $7.00; wheat 8»e; corn, bulk 70c; sacked 75c; oats, $1.15, sacked $1.25; potatoes $1.30; cattle, choice steers $2.85 ($53.35, firstname.lastname@example.org, native feeders SI.OO (<ts2.B9; hogs, choice $0.50; spring chickens • Two Denver deputy sheriffs named Clark anil M atrons had an unpleasant experience Hie other night. They tried to arrest Dick Tay lor, a tough man from Pueblo, but he got the drop on them, aud disarmed them. Then he had a lot of fun at their expense, and made them dance till they were tired. They finally made their escape and getting a larger force ran Taylor In. The hearts of the young Indian braves and maidens were made glad last night at the Teller Institute by a regulation Christmas tree which contained a gift for every scholar at tlic Institute, says the Grand Junction AVies. A splendid programme of exercises was rendered by the children to a large audi ence, a large number of townspeople being present. Capt. and Mrs. Lemon were untir ing In their w ork to make the exercises a suc cess and a rich compensation was theirs In the bright sinllcs and pleasant faces of the Indian children who have made such excel lent progress under Capt. Lemon’s superin tendence-. New Mexico. The Cpngrcgatlonallsts of Albuquerque are to build a new church to cost $6,500. The artesian well company w ill cause to be put down a 000-foot well at Albuquerque shortly; Rev. J. D. Bush contracts to do It for SBOO. A party of laud buyers from Ellis countv, Kansas, have arrived in Raton to look over the Maxwell property Avltli a view of purchasing farms. Two alleged w itches were tortured to death at the Pueblo of Zunl last week by order of the cacique. The guilty parties resisted ar rest by the United Suites marshal and two troops of cavalry were ordered to assist him. They were then taken in custody and will be tried. The Tcrrllorial Teachers’ Association elect ed the following officers: G. S. Ramsey, president: M. I). L. Buell, vice prcsidcnt-nl large: Miss May Henry, secretary; Miss May Gaddis, treasurer: executive committee: lb 11. Thcllmnn, Geo. Selby, Miss L. L. Kllburn. The next mcelingwill lie held at Albuquerque. Both branches of the legislative assembly have unanimously adopted a joint memorial to Congress on the subject of statehood. Ii reviews ihe promises of the treaty of Gundii lotipe Hidalgo, recites that the assessed valu ation of property in the territory Is $45,500,000 while Idaho and Wyoming had only $28,000.- 000 and $31,000.000 respectively, and that the population of New Mexico is 175,000 persons, while Montana, Idaho and Wyoming hud only 39,000, 84,000 ami 00.000 people; that, ihe pro portion of foreign born Inhabitants is only seven to 100. less than tliat of any other re cently admit led state, wherefore it Is resolved that justice demands tlie admission of the territory and the United Slates Senate is respectfully asked to pass tlic House bill now pending before it with the school clause as passed by the house or with such modification of the Senate amendment as will give justice to the Spanish-speaking citizens of the terri tory. An important claim has been filed in the court of private land claims by Judge Needle of Lincoln. Nebraska. The claim is made for Hie Heath land grant. 100.000 acres. In Southern New Mexico. The grant to Heath was made under the law of 1823, which was the most liberal colonization law of Mexico. I( was passed during the short, reign of Itur bidc and at as in force only a few months, and for this reason not many grants were made under it. No case under the law: has ever reached the Supreme Court of the United Slates, lull the courts of Texas have several funcs sustained the law-. It. is regarded as one of the most important suits in court and some new and Interesting points of constitu tional and international law arise In tlic ease. Mr. Needle is one of the Heath heirs. He made several trip* to Mexico and is assured by his attorneys that Ihe claim is a good one. Wyoming. The trial of the stockmen commenced at Cheyerncon the sth. The Arapahoe Indians arc not disposed to sell their lands near Lander. John E. Osborne was sworn in os governor for tin second time on tbe 2nd by Chief Jus tice tiroes beck. The depositors In the defunct Cheyenne nation il bank have received forty per cent, so far on their deposits. James Swisher, a former deputy sheriff, ivas convicted at Sheridan of an assault to murder Joseph Dale. He got three years. In the northern part of the state the ther mometer is reported to have been 32 degrees below zero, during the recent cold snap. Jackson, the Denver photographer, has taken sonic large photographs of Wyoming scenery which are very fine. They will be exhibited at the World's Fair. It Is reported that a man at Hopkinsville, Wyoming, criminally assaulted a four-year old girl last, week, and that the neighbors made an ineffectual attempt to lynch him. A commission Is treating with the Arapahoe chiefs to secure a cession of that portion of the. Arapahoe reservation lying near Mill creek and North Fork. The Indians arc not inclined to sell. It is reported that, while making a big cut at tbe head of the Nev’ada gulch, on the Bur lington Sc Missouri extension, one of J. 8. Ar.toncUPs men picked up a gold nugget valued at $2,000. 'I he supreme court has Issued a writ of mandamus ordering the state canvassing board to count the vote of Carbon county, which gives the legislature to the Democrats and Populists. The legislature will be on or ganization twenty-five Republicans and twen ty-four Democrats and Populists. Two con test'. one from Converse county and one from Fremont county, will come, before the house upon organization, and will be decided In fa vor <>f the Democrats. This will give the lcg irliiinre to the Democrats androoullsts on •joint ballot by three votes. ) Telegraphic Brevities. i>M'e is **iM*ro faa»ia*}lu jprifts of A^«<lcn. Senator Kcni/»*} of Wfegt Virginia. ts very tick, 'i v •• - (S * Mr. Blaine' whs reported as not quite aa well on the 2nd. Mrs. Cleveland has gone to Buffalo to visit her mother. There Is an epidemic of typhus fever In New York. * The thermometer ranged from 10 to 14 be low rein in Minnesota Tuesday .* The Burlington company are to use elec tricity for lighting their cars. Navigation on the Ohio Hlver Is practically closed from Pittsburg to Louisville* The thermometer registered 30 degrees be low zero at Winnipeg, Monday night. Dr. Ralph Butlerileld, a Kansas City miser, has left $185,000 to Dartmouth college. A large number of men have been arrested at Eric, Pennsylvania, for robbing freight ears. yNBHfI There is a bread war in Omaha, and the bakers are selling thirty-six loaves of bread for sl. The Mexican demand for American eorn is said to be satisfied, and corn Is a drag on the market. ••Deacon" S. V. White, the New York broker who failed for f 1,750,000 has paid all his debts. A vein of natural gas has been strrick at Os wego. New York, aud the drillers had to <Un tor their lives. More trouble IA threatened at Codl Creek, Tennessee, and the military authorities We preparing for it. A beer war is on in St. Louis between the brewers’ trust and tho new brewers. They arc cutting prices. 8. L. Gilmore, a prominent whisky faan,- ■ays Kentucky will produce 50,000,000 gallons of whisky this year. The strike of telegraph operators on the Kock Island system has been declared off, as It was not successful. The delayed Cunardcr Umbria reached New York on the Hist. She had been delayed by broken machinery. A drunken New York woman threw an in fant into the air the oilier day and it fell In the street, fracturing its skull. Of the foreign powers taking part In the World’s Fair the little republic of linytl was the first to complete its building. Chicago will 6oon have another drinking fountain, the present of Joseph Rosenberg of Ban Francisco. It will cost ¥IO,OOO. The Illinois steel mills at Joliet, Illinois, will close down January 1 until April for re pairs and to settle tho scale of wages. Secretary Elkins will give instructions for an unusually large number of United States troops to assemble at Washington, March 4. Ground was broken on the 3rd for the $lO,- 000 building at the World’s Fair to be used jointly by New Mexico, Arizona and Okla homa. A peculiar disease lias attacked horses In Pittsburg. They fall down without having given any previous sign of sickness and die within a few minutes. The Traction company of Philadelphia has won its trolley suits In the supreme court. Tills decision means that all the lines in that city can use the trolley. The Algcnia coal and coke mines in Mc- Dowell county, West Virginia, arc on fire. The mines are extensive, and are located three miles from Elk Horn. There was another explosion of dynamite in Paris on the 23th. A pollec station was the scene. No one was hurt. Hon. T. Jefferson Coolidge, American min ister to France, Mrs. Coolidge and Miss Cool idge gave a brilliant New Year’s reception nt their hotel on the Avenue Mnrccnu. The New York Presbytery lias noquitted Professor Briggs of the charge of heresy by a majority of seven. The en.-,e will be ap pealed to the General Assembly. Senator Allison, Secretary Hale aud Mr. Morgan, the representatives of the United States at the monetary conference nt Brussels, arrived at New York on the 30th. It Is said the Canadian Pacific road will soon transfer Its big steamers—Empress of India, Empress of China and Empress of Ja pan—from the Paeilic to the Atlantic ocean. Cholera continues to spread In the north of France. In the town of Gravel I lies, near Calais, three deaths and one new ease were reported on Wednesday and three deaths on Thursday. E. W. Lewis, who during the war was adju tant general of New York and was for a long time prominent In the politics of that state, lias just died In the Clinton County, lowa, poor bouse. Mrs. May brick, who was recently reported to be dying In an English prison is getting well. The doctors declare that she did not have a hemorrhage as stated, but that she at tempted suicide. The President lias proclaimed a definite ar rangement of commercial reciprocity with Salvador, concluded on the 23th ultimo. The arrangement Is to take effect from and after December 31, 1H32. Convicts in the Arkansas penitentiary cou • 1 imc to suffer from tlie disease which was supposed to be the result of poison. It Is now thought to lie something akin to cholera niul the penitentiary lias been quarantined. The Democrats in the Montana house of representatives have united with the Popu lists and elected n Populist for speaker and a Democrat for chief clerk. A Democrat will probably be elected to the United States sen uto. A Panama dispatch nays an expedition has gone to seek treasure supposed to have been hidden somewhere in the Mangauatc moun tains in the time of the I liens. The believe they have recovered lost traces of Valverdc’s route. The statement of the Chicago,- Burlington Quincy for the month of November shows an increase In net earnings of $23,337 as com pared with a year ago. The increase in the net for eleven months muling November 30 is $000,318. The mayor of Limerick gave a banquet last Monday evening to Pnrncllite and antl-Par ncllitc priests. The principal toast of the evening was “Ireland as a Nation.” All the customary toasts to the Queen, etc., were omitted. All reports of the speech delivered by Em peror William at the New Year’s reception Sunday concur in stating ihat his majesty, In referring to the army bill, said that the Reichstag would be dissolved if the bill was not passed. The big trust formed by the prominent wall paper manufacturers of the United States.aud known as the National Wall Paper Company, contemplates an Increase of $18,000,000 In Its capital stock, which will make the whole amount $80,000,000. There is a serious riot of coal miners in the Saar district, Germany. The leaders arc very aggressive and have drawn 22,000 men Into the strike. A large force of troops has been dispatched to the scene to put a stop to the excesses of the strikers. After many years of outlawry Ramon Noure, one of the most desperate bandits in Mexico, lias been captured and will he shot. He aud Ills band of brigands committed many rob beries and murders, tbtflr last exploit being nn nttnek on Hacienda dc San Rafael. The return of Dr. Edward McGlynn to communion with the Catholic Church was the cause of great rejoicing among the par ishioners of Ills former church, St. Stephens. Ills old parishioners collected a purse of $2,500 ns a Christmas present to Dr. Me- Olynn. Two guards In pursuit of a deserter made a scene in the streets of Berlin Tuesday. On Ills way to the military prison the deserter broke away and ran. The guards followed Bring, although the street was full of pcdcs trlans. By mere luck nobody was shot. The decerter was caught. Charles E. Hardin, the Adams express messenger, who was taken in custody by Wells-Fargo detectives under suspicion of having stolen the packages containing $35,- 000, has Hied suit against the Adams and Wells-Fargo express companies jointly for $25,000 damages for false imprisonment. It has been discovered at Toledo, Ohio, that a systematic robliery of city natural gas has been going on for some time. Connections had been made with the line to several fac tories and many private houses surreptitiously. Two members of the municipal reform com missioners are among the number. Suits will follow. Adrian Fairchild, a diver employed by the dock department at New York, met his death Friday while under water in his diving suit ramming a charge of dynamite Into a hole In the rock. The charge exploded prematurely and Fairchild was killed. Ills helper wm not aware of what had happened until he saw a disturbance In the water. He gave the usual signal to the diver, but there was no re sponse and the diver was hauled up dead. ytr y* 1 % ' COPPER BottomT’an-r, £VeiV/»}air guaranteed. ADDRESS: SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. THE STRANGEST TRIBE LEGENDS AND CUSTOMS OF THE PIMA INDIANS. A Sacred Spot In the (lllw Valley of New Mexico—-The Live* mid IInl»- Ite of a People Descended Prom the Axt*r»< In taatty Ways tlio Pima Indians are the most peculiar of any in the United States, and it can be said of them as of no other tribe that they are the only onos that have not at some time or other borne arms against tho whites. They number about 5, 000. and have increased very littlo since Coronado lirst discovered them in his search for tho pueblos of what Is naw Now Mexico. This is due in a groat measure to their in cessant warfare with the Apaches, in which thoy havo lost many people, says a correspondent of the St. Louis Republic. Thoy occupy tne same country they had when lirst discovered and confine themselves to tho rich bolt of agri cultural land lying between the >Sait and Giles rivers, and extending from about 60 miles above down to the point of confluence. Thoy manufacture alias (a kind of earthen jar) and a peculiar basket which are the chief articles of trado ; with tho whites. These baskets will hold water, and an Indian will devote two week's tlmo to tho construction , of one basket and sell it for 50 cents. In physlquo the I'imas are tho finest spoclmons of manhood to bo found in tho world. Tall, lithe, well formed and fleet of foot thoy are rather handsome, unlike the Apaches. Dur ing the many wars which the whites have had with the Apaches the Pimas havo proven invaluable as scouts, and one is living to. day who often made tho mountain trip. 108 miles, from Ph t nix to Prescott In 12 hours. ! Though since Father Kino ex plored this country in 1670-71 thoy havo been staunch friends of the j white* they refuse to adopt any in novation, either in religious or social j customs, and aro tho snmo they wero L 000 years ago. They koep their sacred fires burning with the same zeal and foster the same legends. ' though for hundreds of years tho | most seductive promises of the church ' havo been held out to them. Their ! greatest peculiarity lies in their re ligion and their legend*, which are altogether dllToront from those of any j surrounding tribo. Like all tho other coast Indians, except tho Apaches, j who aro infidels, they aro sun-wor- ( shippers; and while tho story of their 1 origin, as given by themselves, is nl- I together different from that of either the Zunis or the Moquia one will at once notice Its similarity to that of 1 tho ancient Aztecs of Moxico* ••Long, long ago—so long, indeed, that the wise men have utmost for- 1 gotten tho incidents—Montezumu waa as he is now. tho great fattier of everything, and Chiowhatmahka was one of his asslstunla or the earth prophet. This assistant upon the in struction of Montezuma mado the ' earth, which appeared in tho begin ning like a spider's web stretching . thin and fragile across tho blunkness of space. Then the earth prophet flew over ull tho lands in the shape of a butterfly until he came to the place ! that he judged fit for his purpose and there he mude mau. Ho took a lump.' of clay and kneaded it with sweat ] from his own body, and aftor blowing on it it took life and became man. ••This creator had a son named Szenkha wha when the Gila Valley . was becoming pretty well peopled, j lived here. There was also a great prophet whose name was banished ; from the annals of the tribe. One ' night a great eagle came and beat against his door and said: ‘-Arise, thou that healest the sick nnd shouldst know the future, for thero is a great flood upon us.’ But the prophet turned over and slept The eaglu came the second tlmo even but with no better rosulta and the flood camo and drowned ail tho peoplo except Szenkha, who escaped in a ball of rosin from tho mesqulte tree. When the waters fell. Szenkha landed near the mouth of the Salt river, where one may still see the cave in which ho lived and the tools ho used nt his work. He wiys very angry with tho eagle whom he blamed for the flood; so he made a ladder from a kind of vine and climbed up to the eagle's cave and slew him.” For the killing of the eagle the warrior had to suffer penance, which was that he must nover again scratch himself with his nails but must use a small stick, which tho Pimas ob serve yet, renewing the stick every four days. After he had slain the eagle he looked around and found the ASTHMAS JLIU'&.TftSK. t CTIIII AI cue Ing for breath, seeming as if each ■ IInIfILFIIP one would be your last, you have■ IllVmhhlllli only to take* few doses AsthMalene whm thespasmlsbroken.thebreathfngbecomes easy and you feel as if an angel of mercy had unloosed the iron grasp of the fingers of death. The happiest moment of your (if; v/ill be when you have used a few bottles of Dr. Taft • ASTHMALENE and it has cured you of BBSApife 38108 pro** Asthma. Wo mail to any Asthma sufferer a trial bottle ■■ Bar 7 Am B— that’lt doA' Sold by druggists, Df.TIU BfUI. M, Co. f ROObOlttr.N.Y I Im Ki B mutilated bodies of many who had boon earned away, lie restored them. to 1 ifo again and sent them away to ropeoplo tho earth. In the eyrie of’ the oaglo ho found a woman, whom, lio luid taken for his wife, and a child. '4’hcto Ito also sout on tho r way. and from ihetn aro descended that great, peoplo called ••Hohocnm. ” or • an cients.” They wore led in ull their wanderings by an oaglo. and finally passed iff''' l Moxico and foundo.l tho great eirijdio- One of these Hoho cam by name .‘'ivano. built tho Cnsa Grande, of which 6J much lias boon said and written’/ V They say that Morli*??..""* will come again somo time, though Jhoy know not when, mid that ho will coJ IO with the rising of Ilia sun and that all who aro ready will pass with him into th*» Goldon West whore pence nnd plenty will prevail forever. They keep alias; filled with water and parched Leans* ready for tho long trip across the desert when Montezuma makes his. appearance: aud in tho center of. every village is a large wickiup on top of which tiio sacred fire, given, by tho god is always kept burning. This is tended by a sentinel who at. sunrise* calls ••Mouethtawana.” or* •Ho is not come.” For a thousand. years these people havo waited with , patience nnd tho sentinel lias always been nt his post but Montezuma him not come, but they fay that when ho* doei come, liko a flash of lightning, they will bo well prepared to go. WASTED BANANAS. The linmsnio Quantity oT the Fruit Which Is Spoiled. A correspondent of tho Now Orleans Picayune, writing from liocns unL Toro. Colombia, says: Tho country most extensively cuh tivated for the growth of bananas,, and which for tho past three months, has so distinguished itsol by tho un usual quality and lino dovolopment of its products, is situated in the re public of Colombia. Bocas del Toro being now tho shipping center and principal attraction for planters and merchants engaged in the industry. Thero at tho present timo. tako at a rough estimate, no less than 18,00 J acres of land devoted entirely to the cultivation of bananas, from which can bo shipped weekly 1,0. 000 bunches, all averaging 2)0 bananas to each bunch. Those are termed •■whole* bunches'’—-besides which about 2,600' bunches of a smaller size, averaging* 200 bananas each (which mo tormedi hal\es) still remain uncut nnd at the* expiration of anolhor week attain-, their full size, when they also aro ready for shipment. At the lapse of tho same .length of timo peChaps twice tho quantity of bunches aro ready to he cut mid so on from week to week, month i.o month and year to year. Now plantations tiro continually start ing up. taking ten months from the timo the • ■suckers, "or plants, aro fir*, t put in tho ground to tho timo the/ comtnenco to yield. Mr. Heins, a German, is tho largest planter at the present timo Mr. Pedro Lopez, a native of Boons del Toro is second, and Messrs, llyley & Snyder, both Americans, oo:r.o next on tho list i't principal banana growers- These own between ilium 6. OUJ acres of land all in course of cultivation nnd within e isy distance of tho ship ping center. At present, I am told, thero aro 15.000 bunches per wook spoiling, or obliged to bo cut and allowed to rot on tho plantations owing to tho stag nation in tho trnfiic between this country and the United States of America.* Why this should bo tho cuso seems very strange except that tho country has not ns yet become thoroughly known to speculators. I when bananas nro now selling in the United Stales for the inrgo sum of $2 ; gold per bunch and can bo bought in j Bacas del Toro at the low rate of | thirty cents Unitod States currency I or forty-five cents Colombian money. The natives, who are quite content i with this price, seem confident, how- I ever, that thero will be a great do* j mand for their fruit at tho commence -1 inont of tho coming year and j guarantee to any speculators in this | business fair treatment to insure them j certain success for tho purpose of opening up steady business commu : niention botween tho two countries. Egyptian Operas. , Tho Egyptians hud opora9 and en ; joyed thorn. The first use of the : term, “opera in musica," which sub ! sequcntly gavo place to ,l opora. ” was * 1 in 1656. tho first ••opera" performed i being the ‘Orpheus of PorL" Horse Armor. A completo suit of horse armor comprised tho champont, head pieoe; manifairc. nock picco; poitrol, for the shoulders and croupier over tho hips.