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THE Pittsburgh Chronicle says that
prominent Republicans are now having
their photographs taken cabinet size.
HEREAFTER no student can matricu
late from the University of the Pacific
at San Jcse, CaL,- who uses tobacoo in
any form.
AMERICAN crooks who go abroad say
that the French detectives are more
stupid than those of any other nation,
and the English the most untiring in
.following up a clue.
A. MAN in New York has fitted him
self for an expert witness on chirogra
phy, and once having seen a man's
signature he can identify it again if
simply shown one single letter of the
GEN. GREYLY says that the open
winter is no sign that there will be a
late spring. Possibly not neither is
Gen. Greely's prediction a sign that
the Weather Department has any defi
nite information on the subject.
MEXICO is nearer than we think.
Marcus Mayer, the theatrical manager,
has just made the distance from the
City of Mexico to New York, 3,000
miles, in four days and twenty-three
hours. Think of it nearer by twenty
four hours than San Francisco.
THE trade of Portland, Oregon,
shows great progress. Last year it
amounted to between $90,000,000 and
$100,000,000, against $75,000,000 in
1887. The manufactures of the city
and vicinity aggregate nearly $14,000,
000, and the value of buildings erected
A SIXTEEN-TEAB-OLD boy in Kansas
City attempted to steal and carry away
a saw-mill. He first stole a horse and
wagon, and was busily engaged in
taking the mill to pieces, preparatory
to loading it upon the wagon, when the
mill-owner appeared on the scene and
gathered him in.
WHAT is to become of thesoienoe of
chemistry if this thing keeps on? Here
is a German chemist who is said to
have succeeded in decomposing copper
and nickel. If the metals Are to be de
composed, we shall ba forced to begin
at the very beginning and build the
whole science up over again.
Miss MABY GABRETT has given $200,
000 to provide suitable quarters for a
school in Baltimore in which girls can
be prepared to enter Bryn Mawr Col
lege. She is personally supervising
the work on the building, and it is un
derstood that when it is finished she
will attend to the school's endowment.
THE late Lord Eversley was a most
successful Speaker of the House of
Commons, and never failed to recog
nize the right man when a score or
more sprang to their feet apparently
at the same instant. "I have been
shooting rabbits all my life," he once
explained, and have learned to mark
the right one."
THE two elm trees cut down in Luen
burg, Mass., a few days ago were more
than a century old. According to Mas
sachusetts papers, "they were planted
by Capt. John Litch on the memorable
dark day, May 19, 1720, when it was so
dark that people could not see to read
at midday, and many persons supposed
the day of judgment had come."
WHEN Benjamin Franklin was twen
ty-one he formed the famous Leather
Apron Club, to which no one was ad
mitted until he laid his hand on his
heart and solemnly repeated: "I love
mankind I think no man should be
harmed because of Jiis opinions I love
troth—will seek it diligently, and,
when found, make it known to oth
THE late Empson C. Bird, of Balti
more, Md., left a peculiar wilL It be
gins as follows: "I, the said testator,
say to all concerned in the last will
and testament, viz.: Behold, ye good
people, it behooves me in this matter
to name the fact that all animated
bodies have to die and pass through
some kind of chemical change, and by
virtue of intuition I know the fact that
my time for decomposition by natural
ehemical analysis is drawing nigh."
were asked to define the meaning of a
successful man, I should say a man
who has made a happy home for his
Wile and children. No matter what be
has done in the way of achieving
wealth or honor, if he has done that he
is a grand success. If he has not done
that, and it is his own fault, though he
is the highest in the land, he is a most
pitiable failure."
THE grandest railway station in the
world is said to be in Bombay, India.
The terminal station of the Peninsular
Railway, known as the Victoria Build
ing. was completed in May last, and
named in honor of the Empress of In
li» The execution of the work occu
pied ten years, and the cost is esti
mated at $18,800,000. The total length
of the principal elevation is over 1,500
to give the centennial cele-
fegetion of Washington's inauguration,
•it New York, a real centennial flavor,
il is proposed to have General Harri
son rowed across
North Biver from
Jersey City by thirteen stout New
Yorkers at the cars, just Washing'
iuBL was rowed across jn 1789. It is
also proposed tint tlie President shall
pass under the same arch at Trenton
that Washington rode under when on
his triumphal journey a hundred years
LONDON'S new Commissioner of
Police, Mr. Munvo, is, like his prede
cessor, Sir Charles Warren, a gradu
ate of the Ang'o-Indian school of af
fairs and methods. He was at one
time Chief of the Indian Police and
had 20,000 men at his command.
Warren was a soldier pure and simple,
but Munro has been at the head of the
detective department at Scotland Yard
since 1834, succeeding Mr. Howard
Vincent Munro does not keep blood
A FRENCH savant, in a curious inves
tigation, has discovered that red has
been the most prominent color in
literature from the time of Lucian tc
the present day. Writers show a
marked tendency to discover red things,
for the reison that "blue in nature ia
not very conspicuous, and yellow,
though more common in flowers, has a
tendency to lose its individuality in
whitene s but red is so conspicuous
because of its contrast to green, which
is the preponderating color in nature."
A BRIDGEPORT (Conn.) man has in
vented a boy, not the ordinary human
boy, but one that walks anil pushes a
cart before him—a mechanical boy.
This boy when in motion makes as
much noise as a railroad train, because
of the internal workings of his forces.
His head is out of proportion to the
rest of his body, and has a horribley
grotesque appearance with its tin eye
lids. The head is calculated to fright
en the average woman and the noise
to scare the sensitive horses. Conse
quently the trial trips of this mechani
cal pedestrian have been made at night.
little romance comes from
Georgia. A bachelor farmer and
School Commissioner in Elbert
County had occasion two years ago tc
investigate the fitness of several appli
cants for school teaching. Among
them was a young lady of Atlanta. She
was not selected, but her gratitude tc
her unknown friend for his kindness
led her to write him a letter of thanks.
A correspondence was thereby opened,
and the letters soon became frequent.
The Commissioner decided to visit At
lanta and call on the lady who so long
held his thoughts. The Commission
er's correspondent proved to be fai
more beautiful than he had painted
her, while the lady was surprised to
find in her unknown friend, instead ot
a middle-aged man, a gentleman whe
would easily pass for 25. The date foi
the marriage has been set.
LONG distance telephone service has
been greatly improved and extended.
Words spoken in Philadelphia can now
be heard through this medium in Port
land, Maine, a distance of 450 miles.
So well established is the utility of this
form of the telephone—which in its
first applications was looked upon
rather as a brilliant and interesting ex
periment than as a practical business
enterprise—that the long distance sys
tem now includes New York, Brook
lyn, Philadelphia, Albany, Buffalo,
New Haven, Hartford, Providence,
Boston, and Portland, with various in
termediate cities, and will ultimately
take in, it is believed, Cleveland, Cin
cinnati, Chicago, Pittsburg, Baltimore,
and Washington. There are said to be
about one hundred manufacturing es
tablishments in the vicinity of New
York which are constantly using the
long distance system, either by leasing
lines or by contfacting for a given
number of hours' service per day.
O not mourn over past
errors, or broken reso
lutions, for by so doing
you will only succeed
in making your life
very miserable.
The better way would
be to look to the future
to redeem those errors
and build among the
recks of the past a
Mirer and firmer foun
Use every effort to
please, and be of service to others, and,
although you may not realize it at the
time, you will increase your own hap
piness ten-fold.
I think it is the universal experience
of all, at some time during their life,
to live through dark hours of trial,
temptation and doubt when they are
unable to look on the bright side, and
feel that life is a burden too heavy to
bear. But we should not give way to
such despondent feelings.
Endeavor with all your strength to
make the most of life's advantages and
to cultivate a'cheerful disposition,which
is without doubt the speediest method
of dispelling the threatening clouds
that will occasionally darken the sun
shine of our existence.
Then look on the bright side, and at
the same time time remember that even
at its best the bright side is sometimes
overcast by shadows. Yet these
shadows can ba quickly dispersed if
we will exercise our will-power
and rise above their depressing
influence. And in order to do
this we must not forget that much
of our present liappinesss lies in the
cultivation of bright thoughts, which
give us contented minds, and the
power to overcome our naturally de
spondent dispositions.
Electric Condensation of Steam.
A variation of Dr. O. J. Lodge's Ex
periments o i the electric deposition oi
dnst has been tried by M. Soret, ol
Geneva. Ste im submitted to electrio
discharges was instantly precipitated
and when the pole of the electric ma
chine was sulllcientlv near the surface
of the water- the other le being at
tached to the platinum cup used foi
the boiling—the steam was condensed
as rapidly as form d, presenting the
aupinaiy ot tsU'it bailing water.
Arkanaaw xraveHrA^
The Fate that Pursues Unfortunate Invest
on—The London Whitechapel Fiend Sur
renders A. Prohibition Conference—
Q«ahn| Berth—Other Matter* ot In
The Fate of the Hocking Valley Invest
ment i.
The failure of Glidden & Curtis, of Bos
ton, and the subsequent attachment of the
property of the Ohio and Western Coal
company, created considerable excitement
aDd uneasiness in the Qocking valley,
whore the property of the company is lo
cated. Saturday, the 9th, was pay day
with the Ohio & Western, but the men re
ceived nothing. The shutting down will
throw about 700 out of employment, and
the outlook for a speedy adjustment of
affairs is not good. A strange fatality has
been connected with the property out of
which the Ohio & Western grew. James
L. Burkey, who committed suicide in a St.
Louis hotel, was harrassed to the last by
the thoughts of the fortunes he lost
among the Hocking hills. George Lee,
who killed himself in a New York hotel,
was haunted in his dying hour by the
6pectre of ruin in the coat fields of Ohio.
Royal M. Pulsifer, founder of the Boston
Herald, took his own life some months
ago, and, though he had many other busi
ness complications, he too sought the fa
bled pot of gold that was said to be buried
at the toot of the western rainbow. The
Standard Coal and Iron company, out of
which the Ohio ana Western grew, was a
colossal affair with a capital of $75,000,000.
This is the company in which James G.
Blaine and i?teve Elkius were interested,
holding $25,000 and $50,000 bonds re
spectively, and F. L. Harper, president of
the late Fidelity bank, of Cincinnati, had
$500,000. It is understood those holders
still have their bonds.
"Jack the Kipper** Surrenders*
A London dispatch of the 11th says:
The body of a woman concealed in a
wooden chest was discovered to-day by the
police of Dundee. The abdomen was
ripped open and the body otherwise muti
lated. The chest was so small that the
murderer had been compelled to squeeze
the body into it. The husband of the
woman has been arrested on suspicion of
being her murderer.
A dispatch from Dundee says the mur
derer of the woman whose mutilated re
mains were found in a chest there to-day
is W. II. Bury, husband of the victim
Bury was a resident of Whitechapel, Lon
don, and his antecedents, which have been
traced, suggest that he is probably "Jack
the Kipper," and that he is subject to fits
of unconscious murder mania. A post
mortem examination held on the body of
the Dundee victim proved that the woman
had first been strangled and her body had
then been mutilated, the abdomen being
opened and the legs and arms twisted and
Bury says he left Whitechapel three
weeks ago. He refuses to say why tie left
there, and acknowledges that he had no
business requiring his attention in Dun
dee. He says he and his wife drank
heavily last night, before retiring and that
he does not know how he got to bed. Up
on awakening he found his wife lying upon
the floor with a rope around her neck.
Actuated by a sudden mad impulse, for
which he cannot account, he seized a knife
and slashed the body. Upon reason re
turning he became alarmed and crushed
the body into the chest in which it was
found, thinking to fly and make his escape.
He found, however, that he could not
leave his wife's remains, and he resolved
to inform the police.
The theory of the police officers W that
Bury's wife knew the facts connecting him
with the East End atrocities, and she took
him to Dundee in the hope of preventing a
a recurrence of his crimes.
A Prohibition Conference.
The national prohibition conference met
at Louisville, Ky., on the 13th. About 300
delegates from abroad were present, in
cluding ex-Gov. St. John, Rev. Dr.
Brooks, late party nominee for vice-presi
dent, Mies Frances Willard, and other
party leaders. A long discussion came up
during the session over the woman suf
frage question. The majority report on
the committee on resolutions was against
it, but the minority report was brought in
and after a sharp fight adopted. The res
olutions indorse the Indianapolis platform
throughout, including the tariff and woman
suffrage. The evening was devoted to
speeches by party leaders. About 2,000
were present.
Western Pork Packing.
The Price Current of the 14th says:
The week's packing in the west has been
approximately 270,000 hogs, compared with
230,000 for the preceding week, making a
total of 4,095,000 since November 1. Last
year the packing for the w ten was 200,000,
compared with which the past week shows
a gain of 50,000 and the season a decrerse
of 070,000.
Packing, west of Chicago, Nov. 1 to date:
1888-9. 1887-8.
Kansas City 607.000 697.000
Omaha 209.200 296.000
8t. Louis 255,000 330.000
Cedar llapids 120.310 143.336
fjlonx (,'ity. Ia. 178.892 100.000
Ottumwa 72,835 67,022
Nebraska City. Neb.... 79.545 61.500
Keokuk 44,800 43,000
St Joseph, Mo 08.000 108.000
Terra Inflrma.
The details of the recent earthquake in
Costa Eica, as published in the Costa
Bican papers corroborate the reports sent
out in the Associated Press dispatches
briefly several weeks ago. The city of Ban
Jose and other cities were terribly dam
aged. Whole streets are blocked with
ruins, railroads blockaded, churches closed,
etc. For weeks the people living in the
cities camped in the streets and public
squares, fearing to re-enter the shattered
houses on account of the constantry re
curring shocks. The monetary loss in the
city of San Jose alone is over $2,000,000.
The loss of life has not yet been accurate
estimated, but is believed to havo been
At Lagina, an extraordinary geological
phenomenon took place, the earih assum
ing the appearance of a rough sea. The
father of a family and four children were
buried alive in a crevice, while the mother
and one child were thrown a distance of a
thousand metres. All over the district
the hills have changed position and the
ground is fall of cracks.
The Iraza volcano is in a state of ernp
Getting To Close Quarters in West Virginia
There was great excitement in the joint
assembly at Charleston, W. Va., on the
15th. President Carr of the senate, an
nounced that he would, from now on, cast
his vote for Gen. Goff for United States
senator. Kirk, who has cast his vote
heretofore for some union laborite, also
declared himself for Goff from now on.
The other union laborite cast his vote for
Kenna and will remain with him hereafter.
Dorr still refuses to vote for Kenna. Bal
lot: Goff, 42 Kenna, 42 VV. Tvce, 1.
The election now hangs on Dorr, who is a
democrat, but is bitter against Kenna.
The Railroads Crjr "Hands Oft"
The Chicago Times of the 11th prints a
long letter from President Perkins, of the
Chicago, Burlington and Quiney, analyzing
the western railroad situation. He ridi
cules the idea that subordinate officials are
responsible for the frequent demoraliza
tion of rates. If there is any blame to be
attached to the railroad managers, it be
longs, he says, to the heads and not to the
subordinates.* That managers are anxious
to maintain rates he does not think there
is any question, but it remains to be seen,
he says, whether the present efforts of the
presidents to provide for this without ar
ranging to divide traffic and compensate
the weaker lines will work any better now
than in the past. If not, he thinks that
some way must be found to make divis
ion, and to pay the weak lines, and if this
can not be done without the help of con
gress, that must be obtained, or railroad
property will continue to suffer until the
weaker lines are worn out and sold to the
stronger at half their cost. It is Perkins'
opinion that if the railroads were left to
work their own salvation they -anil the
publio would fare better.
Assigned for Millions!
The Ohio and Western Coal and Iron
impany, by Chester Griswold and George
S. Tharmain, its vice president and secre
tary, respectively, made an assignment on
the 11th for the benefit of its creditors.
The company is doing business in Onio
and had offices in New York, in Columbus,
O., and in Boston. There are no prefer
ences. Bradstreet's reports, April 23, 1887,
said that the company was "not understood
to be earning its interest account as yet,
and is being nursed along by those holding
its securities, which are largely held by
banks and trust companies. Its future
depends on the disposition of its man
agers. According to the compauy's annual
report on January 16, the liabilities were
$3,209,000, of which the bonded debt Was
$2,399,000, and other debts with collateral
security, $910,000. The assets consist of
7,000 acres of coal land in Hocking valley,
valued at $400 or $500 per acre, about 300
houses, three large stores, 400 railroad cars,
four miles of track, three coal mines fully
equipped, four furnaces and a large amount
of miscellaneous equipment."
A Gentile Victory at Ogrien.
The Gentii«m were successful in the ma-1
nicipal election^held in Ogden, Utah, on
the 11th, the first victory over the Mor
mons in the history of that city and in the
territory. The election is regarded as the
most important that has takci-iilaee there.
The city voted as a whole, m»(l not by
wards. The Mormons, who had eotit^ol of
affairs, early began a system of intimitis,
tion by arresting Gentiles before they had
a chance to vote and hurrying them off to
jail. The Gentile party notified the United
States marshal, who came to the city hall
and stopped all arrests until the voter had
a chance to be passed upon DV tne judges
and deposit his ballot. After this the
election passed off quietly. Fred Keisle,
the Gentile candidate for mayor, was elect
ed by a majority of 440.
An Expensive Entertainment.
The great battle for the light-weight
championship of the world and f2,500 a
side between Jack McAuliffe, of Brooklyn,
and Billy Meyers, of Streator, 111., took
place at North Judson, Ind., on the 13th,
and ended in a draw after sixty-four
rounds had been fought. The authorities
at North Judson at first proposed to inter
fere, but finally agreed to allow a "boxing
match," and under that name the battle
was fought. The spectators were limited
to fifty on a side, at $20 each, and the re
porters to ten. Neither one of the men
was seriously injured.
Elopement Unequalled.
Gibson A. Condie, a wealthy mormon,
leaped from a rapidly moving Union Paci
fic passenger train between Weber and
Peterson, Utah, and will scarcely recover
from the injuries. Condie was insane and
has been suffering from dementia from a
oeculiar occurrence of three weeks ago.
The man had three wives, and lived hap
pily until a dashing brakeman appeared
and despite the objections of Condie,
eloped with all three. Condie had seven
children on his hands, but they and hiB
property will be cared for by the church.
Kate Claxton Will Retire.
The announcement is made upon au
thority that Miss Kate Claxton will dis
band her company and permanently re
tire from the road. This is solely due to
the continued ill health of the famous
nctress, and to the fact that having ac
cumulated a very handsome fortune, she
feels that she can well afford to take life
easy. Outside of New York the next three
weeks will be her last upon the boards.
Her husband and leading support, Mr.
Charles A. Stevenson, becomes the prin
cipal stockholder and general manager of
a New York commercial establishment on
Aprd 2.
A Fortunate Gscnpe.
A passenger train was wrecked on the
Cheyenne and Northern, a branch of the
Union Pacific system, on the 12th. The
accident occurred at Horse Creek, result
ing from the breaking of a flange on one
of the drive wheels of the locomotive.
The engine, mail car and two passenger
coacheB jumped the track and toppled over.
The mail clerk received slight injuries, but
nothir-j in t'-o line of injury resulted to
the passengers, of whom there were forty
two in the cars that left the track and
toppled over. The engine and cars were
badly wrecked.
National Builders.
The national builders' convention has
concluded its Philadelphia session. St.
Paul was selected as the place for the next
meeting, January 20, 1890, and the follow
ing officers elected for the ensuing year:
President, Edward E. Scribner, of St.
Paul first vice president, John S. Tucker,
of New York second vice president, A.
McAllister, of Cleveland secretary, Wui.
H. Sayward, of Boston treasurer, George
Tappan, of Chicago. A board of directors
was also elected, among whom was Frank
Clark, of Sioux City, Iowa.
A Norfolk Crime.
Dr. E. A. Kelly, superintendent of the
Norfolk, Neb., hospital for the insane,
was shot and dangerously wounded by
Michael Soulier and Albert Born on Mon
day the 11th. Michael Soulier is a broth
er "of Caroline Soulier, the girl who died
January 14, from an operation performed
by Drs. Kelly, Hasson and Bear for an
ovarian tumor, when the gft-l was preg
nant. The intense feeling among her
friends at the physicians' mistake has
grown' ever since, and culminated in the
shooting. Dr. Kelly's wounds are serious,
but not necessarily fatal, though four
shots took effect in different parts of his
body. There is great excitement over the
affair. The assassins made no effort to
avoid arrest, and were placed in jail.
To Open the Reservation.
The bill to divide a portion of the
Sioux reservation in Dakota into several
reservations and to secure the relinquish
ment of the Indian title to the remainder,
passed the lower house of congress on the
Regarding Barbed Wire.
Charles E. Washburne, of the Wash
burne & Moen Manufacturing company,
states that the alleged French patent of
Louis Fanin does not void the Glidden
patent. Glidden claims to have invented
twisted fence wire with spur bent at its
middle portion and clamped in position by
the other wire. He does not claim to have
invented spurs or prongs.
Rleb Lake Superior Ores.
Dr. O. N. Murdock, a well-known medi
cal gentleman of Duluth, Minn., received
on the 15th some remarkably rich speci
mens of gold and silver bearing rook from
the property owned by him and friends
on the north shore of Lake Superior, about
250 miles from Duluth. One of the speci
mens of gold rock was broken open in the
express office with a hammer and several
fine nuggets were secured, one about an
inch and a half long and half an inch thick.
The silver specimens were very rich alio,
and as soon as navigation will permit an
effort will be made to get machinery into
the section to develop the find. Both
kinds of quartz are known as free milling
Greater I«ve Hath Mo Han Than This.
A young English lady, Miss Fabian, ar
rived on the 9th from at New York on her
way to Honolulu. She said: I am going
out to Molokai as a volunteer nurse to
the lepers there. It has been my intention
for two years past, but it is only now that
there is a hospital erected and a suitable
shelter for women. As soon as this was
done I was notified, and now I am on my
way. 1 can never return. When once 1
take up my work I am an exile and an out
cast as much as one of the poor wretches
whom I shall nurse. I have a brother
and two sisters living in England whom I
shall never see again, but it is so complete
ly a spiritual ambition with me that I have
been able to coDquor even my love for
them. For two years I have been waitng.
I have studied everything possible, theor
etically speaking, on tne subject of
leprosy, and nave gone through a
course of hospital training as well.
Of course there are no opportunities for
studying the actual disease in London,
though I did see one instance in a hospital
there. There are six others going. Six
sisters from the convent at Syracuse, N.Y.,
have already gone. Father Darnien has
been at the head of the leper colony for
sixteen years. He went out from England
a well man. He was nurse, priest, broth
er, grate digger, everything, and it was im
possible, almost for him to avoid taking
the loathsome disease. He noticed it first
three years ago, but it is quite probaDle
that he had been a leper for several years
before. I have heard from an assistant of
his that his condition is very bad. The
poor father is completely disfigured and
his voice is almost indistinct. I expect I
shall be as others—I shall be contaminated
when my time comes. I am not seeking
for notoriety, for reward, for anything,
save the spiritual comfort of doing for
these dying oreatures what their condition
keeps others from doing.
The Latest Thing in White Caps.
-Tne White Cap fever has spread to the
females in the Indiana county adjoining
Huntington. At Mount Etiir. an estimable
young lady received the following warning:
MOUNT ETNA, Ind. ,—Mias—• Wo are
sorry'to say that unless you mend your ways
and do better from now on you will receive
rude treatment from tho lady White Caps of
this village. Yours truly.
The lady who received the note is not in
the least frightened, being conscious of no
wrong doing. The marauders with white
head gear have not yet put their threat
in execution.
All Serene at Samoa.
The latest advices from Samoa say that
there has been no recent change in the sit
uation. There has been no fighting and
Tumasese and Mataafa remain in their
strongholds. The British consul has
warned British subjects not to supply the
natives with arms and to maintain strict
neutrality. The British war ship Calliope
has replaced the war ship Royalist. Tho
German and American war ships remain
stationary. Herr Bran»aro, the leading
partisan of Tamasese, has besn recalled to
Played at Two Places.
The Bice and Dixey opera company fin
ished a week's engagement in New Orleans
on the 9th, in which they cleared $6,000.
Kise and Dixey also played a big game of
hearts on three nights at the Merchant's
club. Rice and Dixey left the theater each
night and continued to play till 5 a. m.
When their engagement was over they
discovered that they had not only loBt
their entire week's receipts, but owed the
winners $2,000.
In the lee Palace Regions.
A blizzard of genuine qualities and
so far the worst of the season visited the
regions around Montreal last week. The
snow-fall was not very heavy, but the wind
was terrific, and the dry snow was whirled
into great drifts, making travel exceedingly
difficult in the cities, while in outlying
districts it was totally out of the question.
Railroad travel waB thoroughly demoral
ized. Seyeral people were frozen to death.
Serious Famine in China.
Advices from Shanghai by China steam
er state that the famine in Anhui and Ki
angsu is terrible. In one province 300,000
families are starving, and altogether sever
al millions are suffering from a famine,
caused by a drouth of two years in succes
Good Mews For Dakota.
The house on the 14th instructed its
conference committee to drop New Mexico
from the omnibus bill, nnl make suoh
other conies will undoubtedly lead
to an agreement between the two housos,
and result in the early admission of South
Dakota as a state, to be followed by North
Dakota, Montana and Washington.
Railroad Building in Nebraska.
Shannon & Hoge, of Nebraska City,
have been awarded the contract for grad
ing 150 miles of the proposed Burlington
and Missouri line from Alliance, Neb., to
the coal fields of Wyoming, and have gone
to Alliance to commence preparations for
the work.
The Haytlen Republic.
The steamer Haytien Republic, recently
the cause of so much trouble with Hayti,
arrived at Boston Harbor on the 10th.
iAtoit lUrktt Reports*
fVfht receipts are reported for the
week past. There are »o xuark«d changes ia
the quotations. Fat oowa and uteera are in
good demand. Quotationu-are fanners, $1.00
&1.50 bulls, $1.00(£1.75 Btookeru, fl.50g2.60i
fat COWB, 1.50^2.(50 feeders, $2.iJ5fl&'2.90 fat
Btocrs, f2.90«i3.50 veal calves, -$)J.00
Hogs—The market continues active, with
practically no oh&ngo in prices, quotations re
maining within from 20.930 cents of Chloago.
Ruling figures are: Light and mixed*
4.55 heavy, [email protected]
Butter—Quotations are slightly lower. Beat
creamery, 20c best dairy, 19§}16q i fresh roll,
[email protected]
Eggs—Declining, with the larger offerings.
Fr«an candled eggs bring 10(3110.
Poultry—Live turkeys, [email protected]{ chickens, live,
2.50(^3.00 per doz., dressed 4?&(£5c.
Hlde»-Green, Sftc oured, 4)iS4Ko: flint. 59
80: dry salted, 4 ft#o groen peiu, 9OO0U6 each!
dry palts, 100140.
Timothy—Prime ....
FBOVISIOHS— Fork, cash.......
Live Stoefc—Hogs
.!*• Rattle
lOTBMSft—'Western, creamery....
MK0 27^
Nothing doing
WHEAT—NO. Sred 95*4® 8T
OATU Mliod Western SWa 89
u i
WlttAT—No. 1 hud
Ho. 1 northern,.......
No.8northern, .........
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GOT. CSUBOEon thi 9th sent to tho house*
special ^nessage in which he attacked ex-Gov
JPierce, the judiciary commit toe and especially
Iff. A. Aikens. He replies to the points pre
sented in Mr. AiktnB' speech of the 8th. He
cuotee "It has been paid that theie were more
fobs, more measures that smacked of dishones
ty in the legislature of 1887 than ever before
the history of Dakota." Of that the governor
S&ye he is well able to judge, as he was a mem
ber of that body himself. He declares that no
member of the legislature hud called and no in
quiry of any kind had been made at the audi
tor's office for facts on •which the judiciary com
mittee had based its reports. He recites the
facts in relation to the $2,000 pavment to Gov.
Pierce as shown by a memorandum in the aud
itor's offioo. The S2.000 was paid to Gov. Pierce
January 31. three days after the New Orleans
appropriation was made, and that the state
ment of expenses was not filed till June. After
treating several items in this expense bill in
connection with the printing of pamphlets, ag
gregating S3,400, of which $000 was paid by the
Northern Pacific-railroad and $200 each by four
other roods
for advertising, the remaining
it is claimed, was paid in this Pierce draft.
After scoring Aikens and covering the expense
items the governor says: "It is a well known
fact that this gentlem n, ex-Gov. Pierce, for
months through the columns of a newspaper
(the Pioneer Press) to which he had aocess as a
reporter, indulged over his own signature iu the
willful abuse and misrepresentation of the
present executive and the oflicers associated
with him in the government work, not confin
ing himself to a fair criticism, but making mia
representations which were not only absolute
ly false but libelous in their nature, as he well
knew, nnd which not only affected the good
name of the officials who were endeavoring to
properly discharge their duties, but likewise
misrepresented and injured the financial stand
ing of the territory." He took up Aikens' state
ment that Pierce had oourteously refrained
from making appointments and declared that
he tried to make an arrangement for continu
ing the one man in charge of the treasury for
that he was willing to sacrifice all others. He
said that the president when informed of the
facts accepted hie resignation by tclegrapii.
These arc facts, he says, and he gives them be
cause they seemed to bo in searchof facts, hav
ing called'for facts from different departments.
Col. Price moved to return tho communication
to the executive, and that no reforence to it bo
made in the journal, but Mr. Aikens asked as a
favor to him that it be spread upon the records,
Insisting that this and other special messages
and tho remarks made by the governor at other
times show his utter unworthiness for the ex
alted position ho occupies. Little was done in
either house. The council passed tho notary
ublic over the veto, Cooper, Hughey, Mc
and Sutton voting to sustain, Ryan
was paired with Kricaon. The newspaper bill
again passed the council—15 to 5, and a bill ap
propriating #5,000 for maintenance Of the public
offices. In the house Swanton wants a normal
school for Devil's Lake, and Jones $14,000 for
the commissioner of immigration for two years.
AMONG the bills introduced in the council on
the 10th was one by Hughes to pay J. N. Baun
dage $576 for cattle killed by order of the veterin
ary surgeon also bills requiring all physicians
to register, thus heading ol! all traveling
quacks appropriating $71,000 for the Bismarck
penitentiary. Poindexter's bill passed placing
noii'oopatliic physicians on the same footing
as regulars and the bill requiring county clerks
and auditors to make quarterly reports, also
passed. When the session of the house began
on the 10th Mr. Aikens offered the following
Be it resolved, That the chief clerk of the
house be, and he is hereby instructed not to re
ceive or read or in any manner reeognize any
petition or communication from any source
whatever, excopt it be introdticed oy some
member of this body, unless it be from tho exe
cutive or other territorial office pertaining to
some matter under consideration In the house,
or suggesting legislation in the opini n of the
exeoutive necessary. The said chief clerk and
speaker are hereby authorized to pass upon
and determine the admissability of any peti
tion or communication not introduced by a
member as aforesaid.
The resolution was passed. In discussing the
resolution Mr. Aikens said the legislature has
been in session thirty-three days. Nineteen
bills haye been passed to the governor from the
house, of these he has vetoed eight one he re
fused to receive one was recalled to remedy
his objections two became laws without his
approval and seven were approved. He claim
ed that half of the time of the house has been
spent in considering tho governor's objection
on criticisms of the legislature or in
criticising him, and it was time to stop it.
Mr. Jones has prepared a resolution which he
proposes to introduce demanding the removal
of the governor and oharging him with supple,
ineuting his salary by the appropriating of
notary public fees, etc., and on various other
accounts. The impression is gaining among tho
members that there has been quite enough of
this sparring back and forth. A resolution will
doubtless be passed, and properly can be, after
the 4th of March asking the appointment of
some Dakota republican to conduct the affairs
of the territory until admission is accomplished.
The house again passed the newspaper bill al
so Adams'chattel mortgage bill tho council
bill authorizing loan associations to extena
their business beyona the territory the house
bill taxing money, cr dits, judgments, etc. a
bill to pay John Sundock for the expense of
bringing a prisoner from Washington territory
requiring newspapers to be published six
months and havo a paying list of 250 copies to
entitle them to publish legal advertisements
prohibiting the circulation of newspapers given
fo illustrating or describing crime or immoral
acts and repealing tho Grand Forks special
law in relation to sheriff and county treasurer.
tho bills introduced were those raising
the agricultural board appropriation to $10,000
requiring notice of claim of exemption to be
filed within five days after the levy raising tho
age of consent to 16 and in case of abduction to
18 for marriage or immoral purposes requiring
railroads to lease or license tho right-of-way
for warehouses providing for a constitutional
convention for south Dakota, the lattor intro
duced by Col. Price the constitutional conven
ts to meet in May, but the date and place are
not vet fixed, being left for tho committee to
determino. Tho governor approved the North
Dakota convention bill.
DR. KOYKB introduced in tho house on the
12th a memorial to the president elect, praying
for the prompt removal of Gov. Church by the
incoming administration, alleging as reasons
therefor that he is antagonistic to the people
of Dakota that he is unreasonable, dictatorial,
undignified and unjust in his treatment of tho
legislature, given to harsh and uncalled for ex
pressions toward members »nd othe? s whein he
fane if p. nppoKJ hini, aai.I Lm gone out of his
-v, ay u. place upon tho i: ids of tiie house re
fleotions upon his pr« lessor for whioh thero
can be no possible ercuse tiiat he obstructs
legislation that in Lis vetoes he is inconsi
tent, and that for these and many
Other rearovs it is asked that his sucoossor
ho named early in the new administration.
The rules were suspended and the memorial
road a second time and referred to the commit
tee on federal relatipns. The house by a unani
mous vote passed the Mcpherson county court
bill over the governer's veto. Under a suspen
sion of the rules bills were passed reappropriat^
ing the unexpended balances for the Dakota
university, (Jrand Forks university, school of
mines and agricultural college. Among bills
introduced were the following: By Patridge,
locating a normal school at Milbauk by Dng
laH, adding a part of the fiisseton reservation to
Day county. Among the bills passed were jilso
the following: Authorising mutual insurance
companies to do business in five counties for
the incorporation of benovolent societies to re
quire counties to let contracts to the lowest
bidders. In the council the day was consumed
in routine business. A bill was passed calling
on the secretary for a statement of the notary
public fees paid over to the auditor for the
governor's office also Dollard county seat re
moval bill, and Bennett's house bill appropriat
ing the unexpended balance of the Grand Forks
uiversity. Mr. Glaspell introduced a bill defin
ing the liability of railroads for personal injur
ies and Mr. Baderberg a bill applying $48,000 for
the deaf mute school at Sioux Falls.
IN the council on the ibth a bill was intro
duced by Mr. Woolhiser to change the name of
Church county to McCormick. It is an out
growth of feeling against the governor. The
Koyer memorial was quietly talked about and
the indications are that there will be little op
position to it. In the house the railroad bill
was reported favorably. The same bill will be
repoi ted in the council, but with amendments
probably placing telegraph and express com
panies under ibe Jurisdiction of tn« railroad
commissioners. The usury bills were under
consideration in the house and the council bill
making tho taking of an excess of 12 percent,
interest a misdemeanor was recommended to
pass. Another bill is before the house and
meets wjth considerable favor, providing that
the penalty for taking usury shall be imprison
ment in the coupty j'ajl. The indica
tions are that such a bill will pass.
Mr. Fletcher introduced a bill providing that
the legislature may take a recess of ninety days
which was referred to a special committee and
promptly reported back with a recommonda
liou tnat it do pafcB. }lr. Adams introduced a
memorial to congress asking iegislat ion that
will allow counties to issue bonds under tho
seed wheat bill where they have exceeded the
Jim it of debt allowed by the organic act. Mr.
White introduced a bill requiring notice to be
given before a tax deed issues. In tho council
most of tjio time was spent discussing the vet
erinary surgeon find Fletcher's W retiring
or e ear's residence before voting, TUJa was
amended to six months and i^assed. The bill
taxing mortgages passed by the council was al
so dif.ctiKscd at length and was finally killed.
The object of the proposed recess is to go to
Washington after March 4 and aek the removal
of the governor aa»A urge a special fession of
coiig ebs if congress do#s not provide for the
admission of the two pakota*.
A BILL passed the house on the 14th amend*
ing the seed wheat bill by providing that the
bonds shall run five qr ten years at the option
of the county commissioners. Tfco bj|] provid
ing for a rcccf s committed to the judiciary
committee. The beet lawyers were of the opin
ion that the session must bo continuous. The
bill appropriating £50,000 for the territorial li
brary was recommended unfavorably by the
committee of the whole. Mr. Fletcher intro
duced a bill intended to aid in the enforcement
of the local option law. It embraces the lead
ing features of tho Kansas prohibitive law, with
such modification* aj Dakota's experfence witfc
jooiil option have made necessary. Mr. Mc
Uu£h introduced WH ftu*hpitBin$ tew|*shijm
and incorporated cities to aid in tho cons trqQ*'
tion of railroads. Among the bills paused wei
Providing that Long's legislative hand boa®,
shall be furnished to members of the legs ttt*
ture, members of the cons tit utionflrl eonve®*
lion, etc. giving three years for the red*mp»
tion of land sold for taxes, at 12 per ewiit.
interest authorizing the appointment ol
district attorneys by tho court whftg
necessary making it unlawful to offet
purses for speed horses at agricultural fail*.
The house comtnitte Is considering the appro
priation bills. The sum asked for the support
the twelve territorial institutions, accor
to the bill under consideration, is $'J41,619,
$350,159 more than the appropriations for ha
two previous years. Other r.ppropriations now
in sight for the current year amount to $250,000^
not to speak of the proposed additions to tte
present institutions, amounting to $342,750. ffe
the council Mr. Dollard introduced a bill prth
viding for landlords' leins on growing crop#.
The committee bill making the compiled st.&t*
utes legal evidence passed also the bill au
thorizing iountv commissioners to fill voci
cies authorizing the attorney-general to
point assistants regulating the sals
of judges of xrobate providing for trii
of appeals from police courts authorising
the funding of county warrants prohibiting
di crimination between patrons of telephone
companies and the amendment to the need
wheat bill. The governor vetoed for the third
time the newspaper bill.
bo aa»
MR. WASHABAUGH'S bill bringing Deadwood
under the generalliquor laws of the territory
passed the house on the 15th, also Fatton's bin
creating Mead county from a pert of Lawrence,
Mr. Miller in thehouse offered a bill strength
ening the local option law Mr. Burnham, a
bill granting tho right of suffrage' to worntn
who pay taxes Mr. Smith, a bill to pay tJia
chaplain $ii50 per day Mr. McHugh, a bill p«6»
viding for the taxation of express companies.
In the council resolutions were passed exprenf*
ing sympathy with Hon. Robert Lowry on
count of tho death of his son. Messrs. Crawford
and Erlcson were appointed a special commit
teo on artesian wells to act with a similar coiifr'
mittee on the part of tho house. Among tltf
bills introduced were the following: By Glstf*
pell, giving the public examiner authority In
inspect and reject official bonds bv
Crawford, requiring assessors to colleoi
statistics for the department of .immigration,
The newspaper bill was passed over the govaxw
nor's veto—ayes, 17 nays, 7. Walsh's bill pit*
hibit.ing the importation of armed men for po
lice duty was passed—ayes. 12 nays, 7. Also
DoHard's insurance bill. The soldiers' hoifti
bill was passed—15 to 9 nays, Crawford, RriO»
son, Harstad, Miller, Patton, Sofcffberg, Van
Osdel and Woolhiser.
Dakota Illustrated In Harper**.
In Harper's Monthly for February Hon.
P. F. McClure, immigration commissioit*
er, has nn excellent article on Dakota.
The facts and figures so conspicuously srt
forth in this influential and widely circu
lated paper ought to attract great attention
to Dakota. Of course for several nnonttjf
past the daily papers of the Ea6t have da
voted columns to pleading the cause ot
tho empire territory, but an article of this
kind in Harper's Monthly ought to haw
more weight than columns in the daily
paper, which is quickly read ana thrown
away. The illustrations will serve to
show eastern readers taut there are mea
and things in Dakota well worth seeing.
In the mention of Dakota's cities Sioux
Falls occupies first place. The reference
is as follows:
"Ten years ago the population of Sioux Falls,
the Minnehaha county seat, in the- Boutheast
om part of the territory, was 007. It has now
lobulation .of and is the largest citv ttj
Five railroad systems—the Chicago
and Northwestern, the Chicago, Milwaukee auA
St. Paul, the Chicogo, Rock Island and Paciflta,
the Illinois Central and the St. Paul, Minneajio*
lis and Manitoba—give to Bioux Falls unusual
transportation facilities. The Big Sioux rivet
furnishes at this point a splendid ower a
series of falls, with a total deseent of 11 iif'tr
feet. Tde quarrying, shaping and polishing of
the granite which underlies the city forms on*
of the chief indxistries of the place. Sioux Falls
is provided with stroet car lineB, water work!
Bystem, gas, electric light plant, freo postal do
livery, public library, seven banks, fifteen
houseB of public worship, five brick and stoao
school buildings, and twenty manufacturing
establishments, employing more than &1,000,000
capital. Two territorial institutions, tbo
South Dakota penitentiary and the school for
deaf mutes, and four colleges, under the man*
agoment of the Episcopal, Bapti-t, Catholic azsd
Norwegian Lutheran denominations,are located
In this city.
Immigration Beginning Early.
A Devil's Lake dispatch of the 9th saya:
Immigration matters are already assuming
rather a lively tone out on the line of tha
Montana extension of the St. Paul, Min
neapolis and Manitoba railway. A large
party of onstern investors, accompanied by
two celebrated consulting engineers, who
are to investigate and report on the general
features of the countiv in regard to its fit
ness for grain, stock raising and mining
purposes for an eastern syndicate, com
pletely filled a sleeper going west on to
day's train, bound for the Milk river val
ley and Great Falls. There were also
number of prominent railway officials
from eastern lines on a tour investigating
the resources of the great reservation re
cently opened to settlement. Immigra
tion is alroady beginning to set in in
strong tide to that sectum. The free col
onist sleeper is well filled with a number of
families and persons on the way to Glas
gow and Dawes, in the Milk river valley,
to take government land, or to Great FalB
to settle on agricultural valley and bench
east and southeast of that promising young
city. Without question, an era of pros
perity has set in with a strong tide to
Montana and Dakota, and the indications,
are that new extension equip' it of th*
St. Paul, Minneapolis ana jl.'.„.toba will
hereafter be taxed to its utmost to accom
modate the heavy volume of traf'c caused
by the incoming tido of home setters.
The Burdens, But Not the Benefit*.
One of the strongest argument:-: in favo*
of statehood at the present tune is tho
showing recently made by the territorirf
auditor of the legislative oxpei: os borus
by the territory in addition to v'h it is paid
by tho general government. Tl e fact ia,
Dakota has borne all the burdens of stats,
hood for ten years past, with no ie of tho
privileges. It is not likely that the United
States will reimburse" the territory in tlx
matter of legislative expenses in excess of
the appropriations made by congress. In
cluding the extra expenses of this session
that excess will amount to $60,000. Thn£
organic act 8av.s: "No legislative assem*
bly of a territory shall in any instance, or
under any pretext, exceed the amount ap
propriated by congress fcir its annual ex
censes." Any excess, therefore, la to Vio*
lation of law and void.
Dakota Wheat.
President Stimmel, of the territorial
council, is something of a wheat raiser.
He has averaged over forty bushels to ttM
acre on two hundred acres. He raised
wheat in a garden at the rate of eight*
bushels to the acre. From a single kerne}
he has grown forty^wo stalks. He be.
lieves that half a bushel to the aore is seed
enough if the grain is properly sown. K
is his experience that farmers
sow two
much wheat to the acre.
Care for the Veto.
The old soldiers of Dakota have a righl
to feel gratified at the passage of the bill
locating a soldiers' home at Hot Seringa
by the present legislature. Such an act it
this time shows the proper spirit of ap
preciation toward the veterans, and tot
location of the institution on tho verge at
statehood puts it in the lino of substan
tial recognition at the hands of the gen*
eral government.
Not Hopeful for Admission,
The conference committee of the two
houses on the Montana, Dakota and Hew
Mexico admission bill were iu session at
Washington on the 7th, and adjourned
without having come to any agre«meatj
A meeting was held in the afternoon, al
which it was decided to Report to the two
houses that the conference was unable to
agree. _____
Brief Mentions.
The Cnater Chronicle says: "Mill or no
mill, t}?e wheat crop in this locality tfct
present year will exceed by far that of ally
year in Custer's history.*
It is said that there is bnt one prisons*
in the Hughes county jail, and he woulft
probably be set at large if it were not foj
the fact that his presence is necessary
order tp keep the insurance good-
Smith Covert, aged 73 years, residing
near Olivet, wag found dead iu his boa
one paprning recently, The coroner found
a che- of tobacco jn his throat, and tha
jury decided that HWiOtad

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