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VOL. XLV. HO. 61 BOCK I8LAVD, ILL, THURSDAY. DECS I 31. Li MSHEIITOmBEATH, Shocking Suicide of Editor J. B. McCullagh. DRIVEN TO IT BY DISEASE. Found on the Pavement Un der His Window. Southern Bank Official De stroys Himself in Church. St. Louis. Dec. 31. The body of Joseph B. M Cullgi, editor-in-chief of the Globe-I)emocra, was found this morning on the stone pavement beneath his window room. It is surely suicide, but many of his friends believe that while suffering from an attack of asthma he threw up the window to obtain, air and in a weakened condition, tottered and fell out. Dr. C. H. Hnghes, his phy sican, said: "McCullagh tired of living, killed himself. He gave no premonition of suicide, however. I saw him last evening. He said he felt sleepy, and gave me to under stand that he wanted to be alone. His brain was affected, but his intel lect was all right. He suffered from profound exhaustion, complicated with recurring kidney trouble." It is definitely known that McCul lagh committed suicide. He bad been quite melancholy for several days and last night was unusually weak and nervous. About midnight his Bister-in-law. Mrs. Mannion, went to his room and found the gas streaming from one of the burners and McCullagh semi-conscious. She stopped the flow, aired the room and aroused McCullagh, and admonished him to be more careful and returned to her own apartments. This morn ing after the body was found it was discovered that the gas was again turned on. The conclusion reached is that he attempted asphyxiation, but finding the process too slow, opened tho window and plunged to the pavement. llaak Officer Suicides. Montgomery, Ala,. Dec. 31. tieorge li. Wilkins, vice president cf the Commercial National bank of Selma, Ala., which failed for half a million yesterday, suicided at 4 this morning in the Episcopal church by shooting himself through the head Km j a Marao I.Itm. Key West, Ha., Dec. 31. The wife of the insurgent Col. Mirabel arrived direct from the camp of the Cuban insurgents. She declares Ma eo is not dead. She has b-en attending him. That Dr. Zertucha betrayed, shot and dangerously wounded i him, but the doctors are satistied ha will recover. Hollevt" Hma Dead. New York, Dee. 31. Dr. F alma, head of the Cuban junta, disc redits the story from Key West to the effect that Antonio Macao is stil. alive. He believes Macao dead and t lat he died in the manner hereto', re an nounced by the junta The Tariff Committee i'a Hearts a". Washington, Dec. 31. Hearings before the ways and means cfmmit tee covered the wood and ntnufac turers of wood, palp paftr and books. Several large del&ations were present. The foreno was given to the lumber interests The Illinois Teacher. Springfield, Dec. 31. TW Stale Teachers' association held its osing session this morning, and ele led of- ticers with J. W . Havs, of L'rl a, as president. Fittceu Drowned. Calais, Dec. 31. The Denx Freres was foundered, of the crew were drowned. earner id 15 riMsl final rue: Dr. Williams' Indian Pile Oiilment will cure blind, bleeding, uloirated and itching piles. It absorv the tumors allays the itching atloncc. acts as a poultice, gives tnsisni relief. Dr. Williams' Indiail I PiJe Ointment is prepared only fol piles and itching of the private par I and nothing else. - Every box is giiran teed. Sold " by druggists, b it by rasuuir ou cer;s and SI per Ls M'f'o Co.. Props.. eve- unio. cor sale or all srug- w a Lit Man Wanted H local druggists in westing ade on the thiee treat remedies: Dr. Kay's leno- Or. Kay's Lung Mainland iTsjjSra. An exceptional ctlnce la'Tight man. Address 14 B. "K. " Medical Co.. Omaha, b Cascade stimulate liver, and bowels Never sicken, or gripe; 10 cents. FAILURE OF THE VAN NORTHWICKS. John S. Turn Over Hi Wisconsin Proper t J to an Assignee. Appleton, Wis.. Dec. 3L Yesterday afternoon papers were filed assigning the personal interest of John S. Van Northwick in all his property holdings in Wisconsin. John M Bear is assigne?. with a bond of $250,000. The property turned over to the assignee includes all the interest of John S. Van North wick in the Combined Lock Paper com pany, the Appleton Pulp and Paper company; the Union Pulp company, of Kaukauna; the Wisconsin Fibre com pany, of ISOBsCO; tne Appieion-taison Electric company; all of his real estate in this city, and 740 shares in the Green Bay and Mississippi Canal company. The face value of these shares repre sents $740,000 of the $1,000,000 capital stock of the canal company. Included in the assignment is his interest in the Appleton Manufacturing company, of Geneva. Ills., which being incorpor ated in Wisconsin was not included In the assignment of the Illinois prop erty. Van Northwick said, explaining his action: "I allowed William Northwick to use our joint credit to further his individual enterprises, and thus per mitted incumbrances to be placed upon my share of our joint interests without receiving any of the benefits for the liabilities thus assumed. When the col lapse of the Atlas hank, of Chicago, made inevitable the failure of the Batavla bank I decided that things had gone far enough, and the time had come to protect my own interests at any cost. To that end, I forced the assignment of the Western Paper Hag company, owned by William, and the other in terests of William and myself in Illi nois." Chicago, Doc. 31. As a result of a conference yesterday afternoon be tween William Van Nurtwick: Con gressman A. J. Hopkins, of Aurora, 111.; 'haiies Quarles, of Milwaukee, and At torney A. W. Green, of this city, it was agreed that the Batavia bankers, whose failure on Monday affected so many in stitutions in Kane cuunty and else where, should ask their creditors for more time in order tl.at they may be able to pay in full their obligations. REPORT ON RULE REVISION Changes Agreed on by th Wisconsin Leg islative Committee. Madison. Wis., Dec 31. The commit tee on revision of the legislative rules completed its work Tuesday afternoon. It decided to recommend the abolish ment of the committee of the whole in the assembly as a cumbersome piece of machinery of little or no value. It may still be decided by vote, however, that any j.artb ular bill shall be repuired to pass through the committee of the whole. The report w ill also recommend that five unimportant committees, in cluding those on ways and means. roads and bridges, legislative expendi tures and federal relations be abol isheil and that the membership of other committees le increased. The rules of the senate and assembly are to be made uniform and about half of them stricken out altogether, the purpose being to simplify and expedite the work of the session. One further change which Senator Weeks had pre pared hut fergot until after the meeting was over w ill probably come up later. It is a rule cutting off the introduction cf new bills after the first thirty days of the session; any measures introduced after that time will, if this rule is adopted, be required to first pass through the hands of a committee on legislation, which may then introduce them to the legislature If they be deemed of sufficient importance. AGREED ON A BIMETALLIC BILL. Republican Cancn Committee Frames a llrlef Measure on Silver. Washington, Dec. 31. The Republic an caucus committtee appointed to draft a measure providing for an interna tional conference to secure the re-establishment of bimetallism was in sesion for two hours yesterday, and when it adjourned had agreed upon a ftill to be presented to the Republican caucus which will be held soon after the as sembling of congress next Tuesday. The bill agreed upon is brief, and merely confers upon the president the right to appoint delegates "to any con ference which may be called which has for its object the re-establishment of bimetallism." It does not distribute the selection of delegates as did the legis lation of the Fifty-third congress le- tween the president and the two houses of congress, and moreover leaves the number to be selected entirely at the discretion of the president. Senator Wolcott gave the committee a full account of his conference with Mr. McKlnley from which he had just returned, reassuring them of Mr. Mi- Kinley's hearty interest in the commit tee's proceedings and his earnest de sire to do all in his power to carry in to execution the promise of the St. Louis- convention to secure internation al bimetallism if posil. It was an nounced after the close of the confer ence yesterday that the committee would press for early consideration of its bill with the hope of securing all the legislation needed at this session so that Mr. McKinley couid take what ever steps he might deem proper to al bimetallism If possible. It was an- ! carry It into effect immediately upon en tenng upon nis duties as president. It was inrnated that he desired to have a conference next spring and have It under way by the time the tariff should be us for consideration. It was also stated by members of the commit tee that they were very hopeful of se curing a conference and also that they were "by no means hopeless as to the results" of such a conference when once secured. All members of the committee were present at the conference except Senator Hoar. J. S. Hatchin Cannes Pay His Debt. Mason City. Ia.. Dec. 31. J. S. Hutch Ins. of Rockwell, has failed. Liabilities, X35.MS; assets. BBMB Do not allow yonr system to get weak and debilitated. It is easy to heap well and strong by taking Hood's oarsapsmia GONE WRECKING, So the Owner of the Filibuster Dauntless Declares. CTTRI0TJB CONDITION OF THTNG8. Spanish Consul at Jacksonville, Fla., Will Have to Sign Her Paper. Though Know ing That She Ha a i.cal of Arms (or Cuban Rebels Explanation or tbe Law on the subject. Allowing Such Vessels to Clear. Jacksonville. Fla., Dec. 31. The steamer Dauntless which the govern ment has granted permission to clear for a Cuban port with a cargo of muni tions of war is not in port at pres ent. The owner says it has gone on a "wrecking" trip ,and may not return for a week. The Dauntless gave the revenue cutters the slip Tuesday, go ing out of the river from one of the shallow channels, and this has aroused the suspicion that the vessel is again on a filibustering trip. The owners say that the vessel will be formally cleared for Cuba as soon as it shall return. The Commodore has also been granted permission to clear with arms and wiil do so. Several car-loads of arms and ammunition are in the city awaiting hipment. Captain Has to Take an Oatli. The law on the subject was received here Tuesday and is as follows: "If the master of the vessel and the own ers, shippers, and consignors of the tar- go comply fully with all the laws and regulations concerning the manif.-n. and take the oaths required, you may grant a clearance to Neuvitas, Cuba. fhe oaths must be taken and subscribed in writing as required by sections, 197. 4.m and 4.200 of the revised statut-.s." The port named in the ap plication as the ! stinaiiun of ISM cargo n the northern eoSSt of Cuba and Is occupied by th Spanish forces. The treasury offieials. therefore, are of the opinion that the oaths required Ly the statute will not be taken. Spanish omul "in n Hole." A rather anomalous fact is presented In that, if either boat shall clear for Cuba the Spanish consul or vice c.in.iul will have to slirn the clearance papers. this being required wh.-n a vessel clears a foreign port. In thi instance it would be a case of a Spanish officer affixing his signature to a document permitting a vessel to carry war ma terial to a people fiirhting against his government. Consul Soils wa- aske'l ir he would refuse to sign the clearance pap rs of the Dauntless. He SSli that he could not refuse, :u it WSJ his duly to sign the papers. The caii; of boas boats will fee shipped to fMa SOT Cisneros. president of the Cuban re public, the Hauntle.";' cargo eonsipnc 1 to Nuevitas. and that of the Commodore to Santiago. Three Friend Didn't I.nntl Her Cargo. Information received late last nig'ut is to the effect that the sleamt r Three Friend9 failed absolutely to land its expedition in Cuba, as was reported. The story of the chase by a Spanish man-of-war is confirmed, the Three Friends being obliged to leave the Cu ban coast just as it was getting ready to land its cargo. The steamer headed for the Florida coast, and having but a few tons of coal on board it landed the men on a key n'-ar to Key west, after wards putting in at that port, where it was seized. The Dauntless hrs now- gone to take the men and munitions of war off the key. andw ill make an cf fort to land them in Cuba. PARTIAL VICTORY FOR THE Cl'BANS Can Get Out of the Difficulty with a "Rea sonable Kxrnse. New- York. Dec. 31. Tomas Estrada Palma. president of the Cuban junta said yesterday after reading the order of the secretary of the trtasury rela ting to the Dauntles clearance: "This is a victory" for us so far as it allows the boat to leave port. We have forced the authorities at Washington to give us clearance papers, although some time ago they declared that such boats ns the Dauntless could not get them ex cept under stringent restrictions. This is a step forward. "If a vessel clears for a certain port she has SB give a reasonable excuse if she does not deliver her cargo at that point. Rut stress of weather you know or some other accident might compel her to throw the cargo overboard or deliver it somewhere else. We In New York know nothing of the Dauntless" case. W e hope it will result in a prop er construction of the law which is now- vague and difficult to understand. Even the authoiities at Washington are all at SSS regarding it. and it will be a good thing tht we have got a ruling, REPORT OF A ! Il.HT WITH RIVERA. Few Detail of a Battle Said to Hate Ragrd Four Honrs. Havana. Dec. 31. Meager accounts have been received of an encounter be twoen the Spanish column under Colonel Segura and the insurgents un der Ruts Kivera. Maceo's successor. In command cf the insurgents in 1'inar del Rio. It is known that Colonel Se gura. while reconnoitering on Dec. 25 at Brazo Xogale. near Pinar del Rio came upon a camp of the insurgents consisting of many huts. After a skirm isn the Spaniards continued their march and at Cabezas. Rio Hondo, they met a numerous force of insurgents under Ruis Rivera, holding advantageous positions. The firing became general and the insurgents, nearly all ot whom were negroes, were dislodged and dis persed after four hours of hard fight ing. They suffered heavily from the rifle fire at sh.rt range. The Spanish column had two soldiers killed and a lieutenant and sixteen roldiers wounded besides several who were sllghtly bru' sed. V - -Tier SaM ta Ha Met Defeat. Cincinnati. Dec. 31. A special to The Commercial-Tribune from Key West. says: Reports from Arlemisa are that Weyler has found it necessary' to In trench some of his advanced positions and to build one or two block houses to keep the SSSSaSStSl of tba m Hilar road from Artemjsa to San Christobal. The insurgents have driven hack two of his detachments from the foot hills. Weyler is unable to secure tlaings of the movements of General Rivera and it Is reported that he is somewhat worried over the situation. Instead of cleaning the Pinar del Rio section In one month, he is as far from accossV plishing it as when he first arrived la Artemisa. Several communications have come to the palace at Havana from Madrid and it is reported that Weyler is told in plain language that he must do romt thing very soon or be recalled. WHICH IS THE TRUE STORY? This Horn Was Reported Yesterday Safely Arrived at Canton. Franklin. Ind.. Dec. 3L The mam moth tin horn, borne by a party from Tuscola. Ills., which was smashed by a mob at Trafalgar, has been abandoned by its owners, who have been trying; to raise enough money to get It repaired and start out anew on their journey to Washington. In this they were un successful, and have left town on foot. leaving the horn in a vacant store room. What disposal will le made of it is unknown. The conduct of the men while here tended to withdraw all the sympathy for them, and they appeared to be in It for the money they expected to make off a gullible public. Illinois Teachers' In Council. SpringMeld. Ills.. Doc. 31. The Illinois State Teachers' association opened yes- terdav w ith a paper on "The Tea. hing of English in the High School" by Rob ert N". Whiteford. of Peoria. Reirts from high schools were made by Miss J. Rose Colby, of Normal; M;-s Lucy Collidge. of Decatur; James H. Norton, of Lake View; D. O. Batro. of oak Park; Williams J. Pringle. of East Aurora: Miss Danglade. of Cairo; P. W. Dykema. of West Aurora; B. D. Parker, of Kockford. Confesses the Murder of .lames Rrosrn. Detroit, Dee. 31. James E. Lawson. an ex-convic t, has confessed to being one of the two men concerned in the mur der of Jamis I'.rown. a farmer living near Millington. the night cf Dec. 23. He says that his companion. Howard Haw!, y, n young mulatto, fired the fatal shot, and Skat tbe ! b was inspired by Thomas Stev ns. of I tr.-it. Brown's hroth-r-ln-lnw. All thru- culprits were arrest, d and taken to Caro, Mich., lor trial. Long Walk at SI. Lous. St. Louis. I i.e. 31. The secoiFl day of the six-day h- 1 ;:nd fv- walking match a: the Natatoratm ended at mid night with oniy n in of th,. original starters. Jones, llowley and Cahill hav ing dropped out b eau.-e of exhalation. At midnight th .- as as f dlows: Hart. 1"7 r ib-. 14 la . Holland. 101 miles. 11 laps. biy. P.. miles, ti laps; tephen . 10; miles, C lap.-; Guerrero, 5). mile.-, z l it . Cave a 1,1.1 Poisoned Candy. Cincinnati. Dec. CI. Three WSSisl ago last Sunday night Eddie Grace, 10 years old, was killed by eating pesSBSSd candy given him by a man while b and his sisters were playing on the street. Last night David White, a prisoner in jail for writing improper letters to sundry people, was positively identified by Mr. ;nd Mrs. Amzi Millar as the man whom they saw give the little victim the fatal candy. Found That Ootham Mall Robber. New York. Dec. 31. The postortlce In spectors have arrested William H. Post. a mail wagon driver, on the charge of mail robbery. A quantity of ln omlng mall from the west was stolen Dec. 20. Many of the rifled packages were fi'und Dec. 22 In the water off West Prtghton beach, and with this clue the Inspectors have succeeded, so they say. In clearing up the case. Dynamite Sinks a Ship. Plymouth. Dec. 31. An explosion of dynamite took place yesterday on baar.1 the British ship Delta In this harbor. The vessel sank and two men on board her were killed. .Should Oct a Fatal One In the Neek. Holdred, Neb., Dec. 31. Mrs. D. M. Conrad, a teacher In the public school here, was shot by h. r husband here yesterday. After shooting his wife twice Conrad turned the revolver on his own head. Conrad's wounds are not considered fatal. Rut Mrs. Conrad is not expected to live. Dead SSS In Offering This, Frankfort. Ky.. Dec. 31. Governor Bradley has issued a proclamation of fering $230 reward for the arrest and conviction of Be h. any and all the Owensboro mob thai lynched the negro. Hole To Oar a Cold Id On Day Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. All dmeeists refund the money it it fails to care. 2A cents The person who disturbed the con gregation last Sunday bv couching is requested to to call on M F. Bshn- en and get s bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar which always give relist. Writ5 Absolutely Pure. Celenrasrd for iuxrest SSSBaSSI trrnrih saa aeaJlhfqjsBss. aa-areata food agaiMl an and all Ions of ada SSatSSS aassassa to the cheap Maad. 9m POWDER i Oa.! Sew Task. D Boys' and Children's Overcoats and Ulsters Ages X years up, put one price on the lot Your choice of any Overcoat in the lot for Interested CaI at Once. You know when we advertised. THE Pre-lnventory Sale -OF- FURNITURE, CARPETS, STOVES. We wish to have our large stock cat down as low as possible before taking oar annual inventory Jsn 1, sod srs making Unprecedented Prices . . to do it. If von wsnt any Furniture, If you need sny Karaitare. or if yoa are going to buy aay Karaitar. attend this Pr Inventory Sale, and yoa will SAVE MONET. Believs as. Ws can do yoa good. Davenport Furniture & Carpet Co.. ni, i$. Ma aVatiy rt avrwpiHri ONT let your Boys go to school half frozen; there's no use of it. The fol lowing price will tell the rest: worth $4 and $S, to sell the have a special sale it's LONDON Shoes Over if Most of the people la the world wear shoes most of them want something different In buy ing this fall stock, M have tried to get enough different styles and rashes to please everyone snd we are trying to get the trade of everyone in Reck Mind county. We realize what we will have to do to gain tha trade and we are going to " o" it. We are going to make the prices so low, and we are going to give so much goodness with them, that it will be puce insanity to buy else where. DOLLY entire line we have ill w aw VT . V - $2.69 facts and just as all The World IHUS 307 Twentieth St 1