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VOL.XLV. no. 36 ROCS ISLAUD, n.T... H03DAY. X70YESXBS2 SO, VCXC3 TXZXST3 CISTS. LIKE A PLAY'S PLOT, Experience of People in Oklahoma Storm. the THRICE ESCAPED DEATH. Important Girl Witness Kansas City. at Other Late News of the Day By Wire. Perry, Okls., Nov. 30. Later news from Balaton indicate that the storm there was worse than at first report ed. It is to the effect that the town was wrecked. A 2-story wooden building was turned upside down, and 15 people imprisoned in the upper story. The building canght fire, but the prisoners were released with axes just in time, for two min utes later a large amount of powder and dynamite exploded. In all 20 persons were injured by the storm. . A Olrl Witness. Kansas City, Kgr. SO. Fifteen-year-old Emma Liyton, an orphan, is held as a witness against the men who Thanksgiving night held up a street car. The girl came here from the Council Bluffs (Iowa) asylum a year ago. She says she made masks for the robbers and knew of their plans. The girl talks in a rambling manner, and it is believed her mind is afiectea. sue says tne 10b was concocted at the home of the Ridge way brothers at Centropolis. Star Roand Mcne Prosperity. Kansas City, Nov. 30 The Mis souri National bank closed its doors this morning owing to heavy with drawals of one of its principal depos itors. The deposits wre fl.600,000, the statement of assets and liabilities Is not yet obtainable. The bank is classed as one of the strongest in tbe northwest. Who Killed "ronton Jomt r Cincinnati, Nov. 30. "Tonie.foy. well known in, sporting circles, died this mominjr"Ba a hospital from wounds recsiTj during the night some one snot , lim-,- lie never re gained consciousness, and there ft no clue to the murderer. Guilty of Bobbery. Montezuma, Iowa, Nov.80-Eichatd Row, extradited from Mexico on tie charge of complicity in looting tl e Poweshiek county treasury in 1895, was found guilty this morning. Rtelnway la Dead. New York, Nov. 30. William Steinway, the piano manufacturer, died this morning of typhoid fever. He was thoaght to be progressing toward recovery until yesterday, when he suffered a relapse. Perished oo Ship Board. South Haven, Mich., Nov. SO. The Bteamer, City of Kalamazoo, burned here this morning. Robert Van Ostrand and Joseph Land were burned to death. Three others nar rowly escaped. Women Pedestrians t'nll on McKinley. Canton, O., Kov. 30. Mrs. H. Ed wards and daushter, who have under taken to walk from Spokane Falls on a wager and for such newspaper ma terial as they can gather en route, called on Major McKinley Sunday and were cordially received. The women have until Dec. 19 to complete their trlD. The day on the whole was a quiet one without significant Incident and brought but few visitors. John R. Thomas, a former Illinois representa tive from Metropolis, Ills., reached the city during the day. Will Fla tho G.A. R. Encampment Pate. Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 30. General Thaddeus S. Clarkson, of Omaha, commander-in-chief of the G. A. It-reached Buffalo at noon yesterday. The visit of the commander is in connection with the preparations for the encampment of 1S9T. which Is to be held in this city. Toduy General Clarkson will meet the local executive committee and after consulting with them will fix the date for the holding of the encampment. Wine Fit for the Gods. Baltimore, Xov. 30. In tiny glasses of real JeuVrsonian Maderia wine of the vintage o( lsoo the Honest Money JXmo emtio League of Maryland at a banquet given in honor of Harry Parr, its presl- .lent, toasted Presidont-elect McKinley. President Cleveland and tho memory of Thomas Jefferson. Tho wine was worth (3 a tan spoonful. C.lrl of 14 Held tor Murrier. Columbia. S. C, Nov. 30. Anna Isaacs, a 14-year-nld Kiri 0f WIsacky county, this state. Is In Jail on a charge ot having murdered a girl named Rosa Josephs, with whom she had been left alone. Kosa's head had been nearly severed with a sharu ax. Don't daily with rheumatism. Purify your bliod and enro it at one by taking a course ot Hood's Sartaparllla. EAST SAGINAW FIRST NATIONAL. Hortr;aga Filed That Will Probably Barra Bank Depositor from Loos. Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 30. A mortgage covering all the real estate of the Standlsh Manufacturing companies, C. L. Judd principal owner, was filed at Standlsh, Arenac county, Saturday. Judd is cashier ct the First National bank of East Saginaw, which closed Its doors a week ago, and was also owner of the Arenac county bank, which suspended after the failure of the East Saginaw bank with little prospects of paying its Arenac county depositors. The mortgage filed gives a first lien of $25,000 to the First National bank of East Saginaw, a second of $35,000 to the depositors of the Arenac County bank, and a third- of $95,000 to the First National bank of East Sagi naw. The lands mortgaged are In tne coun ties cf Bay, Midland and Arenac, with J. B. Peter, of Saginaw, as trustee. A chattel mortgage was also placed on all property of the Standish Manu facturing companies. Suit was begun against these companies by E. W. Al len, of Standish, and attachments on the property issued. A stockholder's committee has completed an investiga tion of the affairs of the. First National bank. The committee found'assetsof the bank at the time of suspension $615,- 000 and liabilities to depositors and for borrowed money $385,000. Bad paper carried was between $230,000 and $250,- 000. Depositors will undoubtedly be paid in full, but the stock and surplus will be wiped out. A receiver will undoubt edly be appointed. FOUR HAVE FROZEN TO DEATH. So Far as Heard from Theae Are th. Vic tim, of the Bizzard. Minneapolis, Nov. 30. The expecta tion that men met death In the North Dakota blizzard of Thanksgiving Day haavbecn realized. So far reports of four deaths have been received. At Moorhead, Minn., Thomas Anderson, young man, after helping a woman to her home, attempted to reach his own, but perished and now lies buried in the drifts. At Devil's lake. N. D.. Hen ry Burroughs, of St. Paul, a mall clerk, started to walk to town from a stalled train. He never reached there. At Fargo, N. D., Frank Vach, of Chi cago, was frozen on the prairie a mile from town. At Churches Ferry. N. D. a trainman attempting to get help fora train load of cattle was frozen stiff. Ten car loads of sheep destined for Chicago were frozen at Grand Harbor, Devil's lake. There is great suffering on the stock ranges and thousands of cattle may be killed if the weather continues cold. SON SENDS FATHER TO ETERNITY. Deed Seem to Hare Rid the Karth of a Hu Who Can Re Snared. Ji- Omaha, Nov. 30. A special to The Bee says: J. W. Bumey was shot and killed by his 17-year-old son at Strat ton. Neb. The deed was provoked by the elder Burney, who threatened the lire or the youth. The tragedy oc curred at the family residence and in the presence of the wife of the victim. Burney, who had been on a spree since election, procured a rifle, and re. pairing to his home demanded that Mrs. Burney call the "kid," as the time had come when he must shoot both of them. The young man hap pened to be in an adjoining room, and overhearing the conversation came out. only to be confronted by his father, who pointed the gun at him. Before the father could fire the son shot him. It Was Some Other Battle. Now York, Xov. 30. A Brooklyn even ing paper says: "Colonel Jose Keyes, one of Alaceo s adjutants who arrived at the office of the Cuban junta in New York city Saturday with dispatches from his chief, denies the story telegraphed from Jacksonville the othor day that Captain General VTeTlcr had lost 2,000 men during his march through the province of Pinar del Rio recently by dynamite trains and guns. He says tbe battle fought early In October was mistaken for an engagement with Weylur's troops, and claims almost equal destruction of Spaniards In the Oc tober battle, while, he says, the Cubans lost only thirty. Dng I'p Some Long-Dead People. Newport, R. I., Nov. 30. While exca vating for a cellar under Trinity church workmen found several skeletons, one of which was in a cedar coffin and was well preserved. It was the remains ot a female and the long hair was still In place. The church was built in 1724 and no one can account for the bodies. Anti-Bloomer Bill Defeated. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 30. Repre sentative Timberlake's bill proposing to make it unlawful for women to wear In public in Alabama, tights, bloomers. shirt fronts or any article of clothing commonly worn by men. was reported adversely by the temperance committee of the house, and the house killed it. Rnbblng It in on Salisbury. London, Xov. 30. Sir Edward Clark. O. C. who recently took the Venezuelan side of the boundary controversy as completely as a Venezuelan attorney might have done, has pow written a letter compli menting the Marquis of Salisbury on his courage in withdrawing Great Britain's "preposterous claims. Foreign Wheelmen Arrive. New Yory. Nov. 30. A large delega tion of foreign cycle racers arrived yes terday on the steamer St. Paul, com prising the famous Linton brothers, of Wales; Chappelle. one of the youngest long distance racers in France; Lums den, the veteran Scotch racer, and coterie of pacers. Tillage Marshal Bound, Gagged and Shot. Pontiac, Ills. Nov. 30. David Decker, village marshal of Saunemin, was bound and gagged at night by three men who had applied for lodging in the Jail. In the scuffle Decker was shot, but not fatally. Saunemin people believe it was the plan of the men to loot tne town, Big Carpet Plant Shnte Down, Boston. Nov. 30. The extensive plant of the Roxbury Carpet company has shut down for an Indefinite period. .Agents have made no statement concerning the action. The plant to a large one. VERY MUCII ALIVE, The Silver Issue, According to Senator Chandler. WHITES TO A L0JTO0JT UOSTELT. Bryaa Mem Hot Blmetalllsta, Ho Soya, Ml Call Attention to the Tote Cast for the Kenraska Xu'i Ideas American People for Bimetallism, bat Tariff Worn tho So vesnber Battle, Says the New Hampshire Statcnaaa-Aa Irrepressible Conflict. Washington, Nov. 30. The Post, in a cable letter from London, prints today an advance copy of an Important article written by Hon. William E. Chandler, senator from New Hampshire, for the December issue of The National Re view, the Conservative monthly. In which he discusses the late election from the Republican standpoint. His principal object is to encourage Eu ropean bimetallists to continue their propaganda. The Review, commenting editorially upon the election of Major McKinley, dogmatically asserts that 'unless the Republican party settles the silver question before 1900 there will be nothing left of that party after 1900." Senator Chandler's article Is as fol lows: "European bimetallists need not believe that the election of McKinley and Hobart by overwhelming majori ties is a decision to permanently ac cede to the single gold standard. The Bryan proposition was soon seen by the American voters to be simply that the United States should adopt silver monometallism; should deliberately give up all attempts to keep gold and silver at a parity; should send gold to premium and thereby make It mer chandise merely, and should base all American prices upon silver only. Bryan Men Not Blmetatlista. "It can hardly be considered, upon reflection, by any true bimetallist that such action on our part would have helped the cause of bimetallism in any country in the world. It is true that the Bryanltes called themselves bi metallists, and that Mr. Bryan, in his recent outcry from his temporary po litical entombment, addresses, not the Democrats, not the Populists, nor the people, but 'the bimetallists.' This, however. Is a sheer affectation. No Bryan orator or writer has seriously denied that the adoption of his policy 'the immediate, unlimited free coin age of silver by the United States alone' would send gold to a premium and keep it there for an indefinite period. Surely that would be silver monometallism; and can it be contend ed that silver monometallism Is any better stepping-stone to bimetallism than gold monometallism. DECLARES TARIFF WAS THE ISSUE. Silver Question Jiot Dead and McKinley Pledged to Bimetallism. I had supposed that It was general ly agreed by thoughtful and rational bimetallists everywhere that it would not help, but rather hinder, the causeof bimetallism for the United States to leap at once to free silver, coinage. How. then, can the late decision of the United States against immediate free coinage injure the contest for bimetall ism? Here the question might be left, but a fuller survey of all the causes of the defeat of Mr. Bryan and the eleC' tion of Mr. McKinley may be useful. Conservative people and America has more conservatives than Europeans think were alarmed at the character of the followers of Mr. Bryan and at their doctrines additional to the one fa voring free silver coinage. All the socialists, anarchists and wild men of society whom Europe has sent us shrieked for Bryan, although the great bulk of our adopted citizens voted for McKinley. The platform seemed to countenance rioting as a means of re dress of grievances, and It made one of its planks a reconstruction of the su preme court in order to change a legal decision. A majority of the American people .wish a more energetic foreign policy than they believe will come from any administration named Democrat' ic. They are deeply affected by the lamentable condition of the Christian subjects of the Turkish empire. They mean to annex Hawaii, they desire to see Venezuela allowed to retain her rightful sole domination over the mouths of the Orinoco. They are In tensely anxious to see arrested the atrocities In Cuba, and to aid in mak ing the island free and Independent. But none of tbe foregoing reasons not even the one concerning the na tional honor in connection with the cur rency influenced so many votes against Mr. Bryan as did the determin ation of the American people to plain ly vindicate and firmly establish the principle of protection to American in dustries by adequate tariff duties on foreign products. That the United States is opposed to the single gold standard, and in favor of retracing In due course and with careful regard to the national honor the steps taken in the demonetization of silver, until both gold and silver shall be admitted to free coinage at the ratio of 15H to 1 and made the standard money of the world. and the measure of the values of the world, is a proposition which would re ceive the suffrages of four-fifths of our voters, if this proposition alone could be fairly presented to them, even with out further debate. "To such convictions, entertained by a vast majority of American voters committed to bimetallism, the friends of such a monetary system may con fidently appealed. The question Is no one of four years, nor yet of a decade. It may take as long to remonetite sil vrr as it has taken to realize the paralysing Influence of demonet'zatio.i. But the fact that ."J.!M out of 1 6OC.000 of American voters have given their ballots for the wild project of imme.iiate free silver coinage by the United States alone shows that the question Is one which must be com promised and adjusted In some way. The advocates of gold monometallism are i-.'X cut that the silver Question dead. They hope, but do not really be lieve. that this is true. Never was It more important for bimetallists to ex ert themselves. Mr. McKinley la pledged by his own words to co-operation with us. ' "WILLIAM E. CHANDLER, "Concord. N. H- Nov. 14. 189" EDITOR REPLIES TO WEYLER. Bays tho General Is Oft on His Farts an Wrong In Cnaelnslanii New York, Nov. 90. In a detailey reply to General Weylcr's Interview printed last week In these dispatches, Enrique Jose Varor.a. editor of Patrla, the Cuban junta journal here, says that Weyler's conclusion that the scat tering of Maceo's forces is the result of defeat U wrong: that Maceo simply ivides to conquer, as It were, and that he can carry on the war indefinitely. Referring to the general's claim that Cuba is treated. Just like otheer Spanish provinces the editor says it la not true; that Cuba has almost no representation the Spanish parliament and that only 3 per cent, of the population can vote, and this population is nearly all Spanish. He says Weyl?r lies when he tells the reporter that Spain Is not charging Cuba with the expenses of the war. and that it will all come out of the Island, which is one reason why the Cubans will never give up and will In their Independence. Horrible Report from Key West. Chicago. Xov. 30. A Key West spe cial received here states that the Span iards in Pinar del Rio. carrying out General Weyler's orders, have mas sacred 300 non-combatants, men, wom en and girls, perpetrating nameless atrocities on the women and girls. This was all done in one night. X RAY GIVES HIM LIGHT. Interesting Experiment with Man Who Has Been B!lnd rrom Birth. Boston, Nov. 30. An experiment to determine the value cf X rays In aiding the blind to see was made yes terday upon Dr. James Richard Cooke, of Boston, a well-known scientist. Dr. Cooke has been blind since birth. When the electric current was turned on Dr. Cooke said: "Ah, I get something; there is certainly a sensation. It is In describable." Was It light r was asked. I do not know what light Is," re plied Dr. Cooke. "I never raw It." A number of tests were made, ob jects being passed before the light, and In every case Dr. Cooke was ab'e to describe them with some degree of ac curacy. Dr. Cooke said that the Im pressions, made by the rays were ibratory, like a general cerebral sense. and almost like the perception of space. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Flagman William Hartley was found murdered in his signal tower at Min neapolis. No clue. The blizzard in the northwest and west has ceased after beating the re cord for-severity and gtr.eral wicked ness. Mrs. Elizabeth Stockman, at Harlem. N.Y., confessed a theft she was charged with, saying she stole for money to buy medicine for her dying babe. Dis charged. Samuel Woods and John Malinson, delegates of the British traded unions to the convention of the American Federation of Labor, to Ik? hell In Cin cinnati in the middle of DecembT. ar rived at New York. They bay tiie pro posed universal dockers strike Is ab surd. Wheat was sold at Toledo, O., Satur day for May delivery at $1 per bushel. Suit has been ticpun In the United Stars circuit court at Grand Raplmls, Mich , by the Central Trust company. of New York, to foreclose a mortgage for tiSO.OOO on the Indiana and Lake Michigan and Terre Haute and Lo- gansport railroads. The German cabinet wants an In crease of 200.000.oca marks In Use exn r dltures on the navy, and there is likely to be a big fight In the reichstag over the matter. The coming session of the British parliament, which opens Jan. 19. will probably take steps to Increase the army both In efficiency and numbers. Peter Jackson, now grown stout, but still retaining his fund of good nature. Is giving a scientific display of boxing at the Hammersmith Theatre of Va rieties, Lrndon. George Y. Coffin, who made a reputa tion as one of the beat of American cartoonists through his work on the Washington Tost, died at Washlngtuu Saturday- To Car a CM la Oh Day Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. All dru?ists refoal the money if it fails to care. 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