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C W. KEIKICM AN. Publisher.
The Kews Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Kecular Session. '
Thc senate was not in tesion on the 13th.
In the house a message from the president
on Hawaiian affairs was read and referred to
the foreign aXiirs comultue. The tariff bill
was further discussed.
On the 15th the senate by a vote of 30 to 2
rejected the n:nninaiion of William It Horn
blower, of Ncvr York, tote an associate justice
of tho United JStates supreme court to fill the
vacancy caus-l by the death of Samuel Blatch-
forU In the house the consideration of the
tariff bill under the flve-minute rule was begun
and the debaie concluded wi;h a tilt between
Mr. Cochran ind Ur. Roed.
js the senate the federal election bill and the
tariff nicasurt) wore discussed on the lCih.... In
tho house several amr ndinenw to the tariff till
w ere offered and adopted und others were in
troduced but not acted Uioo.
Tub senate on the 17th after discussion of
civil berv ce reform until the close of the morn
ins hour resumed as "Uio unfinished business'
the house b.ll to repeal tho federal election laws,
and the debate cuutlnued until the c'.ose of tho
legislative day. ...In the house Mr. Wilson's
amendment to the tariff bill nxinjj the date on
which rreo wool should go into effect as August
1 was defeated, and tho sutstltute making it
go into effect immediately oa the passaee of
the bill wua aAirpted. The rest of the day was
spent discussing the amendment of Mr. Bur
ro rs to subt.tu to the pr.nc wool schedule for
that protiosed by the V llson bilL
In the senate on the I8th Senators Peffer and
Allen (poi.uli.sts) and Senators Morgan and
Daniel (democrats) condemned the bond policy
of the administration. Toe announcement was
made of the resignation of Senator Walthall, of
Mississippi. Adjourned to the &M ...Almost
th-j entirn day In the house was spent in the
continuation of the debate on Mr. Burrow's
amendment to restore the existing duties on
wool, with the result of ita defeat by a strict
Sax Frakcisco papers say Queen
Liliuokalani. of Ilawaii, will claim dam
ages from the United States.
Captaixs of Florida militia compa
nies have been notified to hold their
men in readiness to stop the Corbett
Mitchell fight announced to take place
on the 25th inst
J. t. 1'ceto, William Gay and his
Bon, John Gay, were lynched by a mob
at Russell, Kan. The men were sus
pected of the murder of Fred Dinning
Two little girls were burned to
death at Des Moines, la. Mrs. Dob
son, the mother, left them alone in the
Thomas T. Pratt, a Valparaiso (Ind.)
merchant, related the details of a dream
of death and the next morning he was
Johx Boyd Thacheb as chief of the
bureau of aw ards of the Columbian ex
position says in his report to the na
tional commission that there was 65,422
individual exhibiters, and the judges
made awards to 21,000 individual ex
Charles J. Frost's twin sons, aged
34, were drowned near Joliet, I1L,
The Mead villa (Pa.) savings bank
closed ita doors.
The total value of domestic bread
stuffs exported from the United States
in 1S93 was $18-1,939.932, against $243,
805,227 the previous year.
A ssow slide near Mullan, Idaho,
burled Cornelius ' McGrevy and John
Bollen, two miners.
An insurance agent in Warren, Pa.,
wrote policies amounting- to $15,000,000
.on the property of the United States
Jjeather company. This was the largest
amount of insurance ever ta!:en out by
one concern in the history of fire insur
'A Maxt Santa Fe railway employes
and their families in Colorado were on
V the verge of starvation because of non-
payment of wages.
S President Cleveland has trans-
mitted to congress all corresponednce
Xs relating to Hawaii since his last mes
sage. In a letter to the chairman of the
finance committee of the senate, point
ing out the reduced state of the treas
ury, Secretary Carlisle urges immedi
ate action in order that government
obligations may be met. lie says the
receipts from July 1 to January 12 were
$162,080,384, and the expenditures were
f205,643,4-.i3, showing a deficiency of
I A blaze in the George W. Helme
company's snuff mills at llelmetta, N.
J., caused a loss of $ 100,000.
At Pikeville, Ind.. James Spradlin
shot and killed William Mitchell and
his son as a result of a feud.
J. M. Guthrii, the owner of exten
sive sawmills in Homer City, Pa., and
of thousands of acres of timber and
coal lands, failed for $200,000.
The Merchants' bank at Ellis, Kan.,
closed its doors.
' Test persons were killed and more
jthaa sixty injured in a rear-end col
lision on the Lackawanna road near
Haekensack, N. J.
Rev. Benjamin Baldwin, of Troy,
Q., confessed to killing William llen
shaw, his rival for a young woman's
hand, in Indiana.
At Somerville, Ala., John E. Johnson
murdered his wife and two children
and then set the house on fire.
DiseuiSED as a tramp "Jap" Hill, a
notorious criminal, escaped from the
jail at Frankfort. Ind.
The Fire and Marine bank in Mil
waukee which failed in the panic of
last July has reopened its doors for
Sbvks men were killed by the giving
way of a bridge under a North Pacific
Coast train near San Rafael, CaL
To show the sincerity of his conver
. tion a Wellman (la.) saloonkeeper
burned his fixtures in the public park.
Mrs. Fred Houston and her two
daughters were burned to death at
A riot followed an anti-Catholic
lecture by Father McNamara in Kan
sas City, Mo., and several 6 hots were
Between 12.000,000 and 15,000,000
bushels of wheat have been destroyed
in the wheat districts of eastern Wash
ington by continued rains.
Seekers for destitute persons in New
York city found Catherine Patton, a
colored woman aged 108, and her two
daughters, aged 74 and 70 respectively,
on the verge of starvation.
The Third national bank of Detroit,
Mich., J. L. Hudson, president, was
forced into liquidation.
Thousands of coal miners in the vi
cinity of Mercer, Pa., struck because of
a 12 per cent reduction in tueir wages.
Oscar Simcoe, a Terre Haute (Ind.)
gunsmith, was reunited to his son, who
was abducted during the war.
Gov. Markham, of California, desig
nated January 27 as a public holiday in
honor of the opening of the midwinter
The Indians on the Pine Eidge
agency in Nebraska were said to be dy
ing in large numbers from the grip.
In an accident on the Narrow Gauge
road at Cazadero, CaL, seven men were
Edward McFaix, 17 years old, had
both eyes shot out by his 9-year-old
brother in an accident while hunting
at Newman, 111.
Efforts were being made to have the
death sentence of Wilson Howard, of
Missouri, commuted. He has commit
ted thirty murders.
The Wing flouring mill at Charleston,
I1L. was destroyed by fire. It had re
cently been rebuilt and the loss was
The Bank of Zumbrota, Minn., with
a capital stock of 545,000, has suspended.
Orders were received to close the
two remaining coal mines at Almy,
Wyo. This removes the sole industry
in a town of 2,700 people.
Circus men met at Cincinnati and
formed a national league, and Ephraim
Sells was elected president.
Tiwxg of office Postmaster Fenner
of Stone's Corners, Ind., put the
stamps, etc., in a pouch and took it to
Cigarette dealers at Emporia, Kan.,
must pay a license of $500 and are pro
hibited under penalty from selling to
Thomas Delmo and wife and Joseph
Rogers were crossing the river at New
Riker, W. Va., in a small boat, when
they were carried over the falls and all
Secret aby Carlisle issued a circular
inviting proposa-ls for 150,000,000 5 per
cent, bonds, redeemable in coin at the
pleasure of the government, after ten
years from the date of issue.
Farmers and dairymen from half the
states in the union met in Chicago and
organized the National Dairy union,
the object being to fight against bogus
dairy products. C. W. Ilorr, of Welling
ton, O., was elected president
Hexrv Heist was hanged at Gettys
burg, Pa., for the murder of Emanuel
Monn nearly a year ago.
A severe earthquake shock 7as felt
at Hastings, Neb.
A rJce war was feared at Black
Rock, Ark., as threats had been made
to burn all factories where negroes are
Neab Fairview, N. J., a work train
went through a trestle and one man
was killed and nearly thirty injured.
Maxiox Dunbab, a dealer in fast
stock, was thrown from a sulky in a
runaway at Crawfordsville, Ind., and
An inventory of the Stanford estate
in San Francisco places its value at
Gov. Waite has called a convention
of wool growers to meet in Denver on
February 5 to consider the Wilson tariff
The courthouse at Hartland, Kan.,
was destroyed by fire and nearly all
the Kearney county records were lost
Neobo workmen in a turpentine dis
tillery near Valdesta, Ga., were at
tacked by an armed party and nine
were wounded. J
In a fight between post office robbers
and police at Danville, Pa., Officer Van
Gilger was killed and two of the out
laws were wounded.
John Bcchner, a negro, who had
been recently released from the state
penitentiary, was lynched by a mob at
Valley Park, Mo., for assaulting two
A large meteor hung over Chesapeake
bay, brilliantly illuminating the steam
ers in Baltimore harbor and down the
Five masked men held up a train
near St Joseph, Mo., and escaped after
looting the express car.
Alex. Ross, cashier of the First Na
tional bank of Lead City, S. D.. was
found to be a defaulter to the amount
While en route to Washington Min
ister Thurston, of Hawaii, was inter
viewed at Omaha, and said that there
was no possibility of the queen being
restored; that matter was settled for
Fiftt negro families in Monroe coun
ty, Ark , have arranged with the Amer
ican Colonization society of Washing
ton, D. C, for transportation to Liberia.
During the year 1893 there were 1,373
fires In Philadelphia, the losses incurred
The national bank note circulation
throughout the country, which reached
$209,500,000 durirjg the money strin
gency, has declined to $204,500,000;
The crusier Olyrapia. built in San
Francisco, made 21.09 knots an hour
and earned $300,000 in premiums for its
Compulsory education, after a fair
trial, is reported a failure in Chicago
by a committee of the board of educa
tion. The National Farmers' Alliance in
session in Chicago denounced J. Ster
ling Morton, the secretary of agricul
ture, and cabled upon him to resign.
While drinking water from a brook
a boy at Muncie, Ind., swallowed an
insect, which devoured his heart, caus
Three men who robbed a train at
Centralia, 111., pleaded guilty and were
sentenced to twenty years' imprison
ment. At Princeton, W. Va., Sheriff Hall
attempted to arrest the Mullen brothers
and the sheriff and both desperadoes
The Colawash Indians, of Washing
ton, have asked government permission
to burn one of their mecicine men at
It was said that the two recent train
robberies in Missouri netted the bandits
Milton Bond and Charles Colt, brothers-in-law,
fought a duel at Sullivan.
I1L, as the result of long-standing
family troubles, and both were fatally
At the annual meeting in New York
of the American Protective Tariff
league Cornelius N. Bliss was elected
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
John H. Gear, ex-governor of Iowa
and present congressman from tho
First district, was chosen by the legis
lature to succeed James F. Wilson in
the United States senate.
IIexrt M. Rice, one of the first
United States senators of Minnesota,
died at San Antonio, Tex., aged 78
Mbs. Mart Clancy died at Jackson
ville, 111., at the age of 103 years. She
was born in Ireland.
Kx-Congbepsman FORNEY died at
his home in Jacksonville. Ala.
W. I. Buchanan, of Iowa, was nomi
nated by the president as minister to
the Argentine Republic.
John H. Gear was formally declared
elected United States senator for Iowa
in joint convention of both houses oi
Mrs. Anna Austin was elected mayor
of Pleasanton, Kan., by a majority of 8
in a vote of S33.
G. F. Rothwell, a member of con
gress from the Tenth Missouri district
from 1879 to 1SS1, died in Kansas City.
Col. Joh.v L. Branch, at whose com- j
mand the first gun of the civil war was ;
fired at Fort Sumter, died at Union
Springs, Ala. I
Chairman Cutchkon, of the Minue- j
sota democratic state central commit- '
tee. has resigned, owing to the presi- '
dent's delay in making appointments. 1
Dispatches from towns in Saros 1
county, Hungary, say thousands of
peasants there were oa the verge of
Nearly 300 women and children were
burned to death at Ningo, China, by a
fire which destroyed a temple-
The British bark Clan Grant, en
route from Amoy to New York with
tea valued at $375,000, was lost in the
The entire Argentine maize crop has
been ruined by the drought and the
outlook was critical.
The house of Thomas Johnson, an
Indian at Walpole Island, Oat, was de
stroyed by fire and his four children
Hundreds of destitute people were
walking the streets of Winnipeg and
the distress was great
Sixieen persons were killed and nine
injured in a railroad wreck in the prov
ince of Matanzas, Cuba.
M. Caubet, once a prominent busi
ness man in Paris, and his wife and
daughter, took their own lives because
A number of huts occupied by miners
near Escalon, Mexico, were fired by in
cendiaries and eleven men, women and
children were burned to death and ten
others were burned so badly that they
Six of the crew of the Dutch steamer
Amsterdam were drowned while seek
ing to rescue fourteen men on a sink
Advices from Rio Janeiro say that
the insurgent warships bombarded the
batteries atNichtheroy and killed fifty
of the government forces.
Nine hundred miles of territory were
devastated and 200 people killed by an
earthquake in China.
The United States senate was not in
session on the 19th. In the house the
time was occupied in discussing the
tariff bill and the proposed amendment
to put steel rails "on the free list was
lost by a vote of 100 to 79.
TnoMAS Bennett (colored) was sen
tenced at Mascoutah, 111., to six years
in prison for stealing two cigars.
There were 407 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the" 19th, against 484 the week
previous and 200 in the corresponding
time in 1893.
Half the business portion of Lewis
ton, 111., was destroyed by fire.
In convention at Harrisburg. Pa., the
peoples party nominated Victor A.
Lapier, of Danville, for congressman at
A negro named Williams, suspected
of robbing a corn crib, was lynched by
a mob in West Feliciana parish. La.
Master Workman Sovereign, of the
Knights of Labor, will ask an induc
tion to restrain the contemplated issue
of bonds by Secretary Car. isle.
Judge C. P. Thompson, aged 67
years, committed suicide at Gloucester,
Mass. In 1874 he was chosen congress
man from the Gloucester district
The business portion of Catawba
Island in Lake Erie. 12 miles from San
dusky, O., was destroyed by fire.
Two 6-tear-old boys, bound togeth-e-
by a ligament as were the Siamese
twins, were being exhibited at Hong
Two hundred Sofas were killed and
seventy-seven made prisoners in a bat
tie with British troops at Bagwenia.
A constitution patterned after that
of the United States is in readiness for
promulgation by the Hawaiian govern
ment. William Gaston, who was governor
of Massachu e Is in 174, died in Bos
ton, aged 73 years.
Mrs. Louisa. Lancaster and her 2-year-old
child were burned to death in
TnE Indiana Associated Press was or
ganized at Indianapolis as a branch o(
the Associated Press.
Mrs. Nanct Adamson, the first white
woman in Porter county, Ind., died in
Valparaiso, aged 98 years.
Executions took place as follows:
Ernest Lacore at Joliet, I1L, for the
murder of Nellie Byron; John Hardy
at Welch, W. Va., for killing a railway
employe; Wils Howard at Lebanon,
MoT, for the murder of Thomas Mc
MichaeL and Albert F. Bomberger at
Cando, N. D., for the murder of six j
members of the Kreider family.
Ho Puts in a Busy Day in Several
Lror Krecated at Joliet. 111.. Bambur.
ger a Cando. N. !., and V11 Howard
at Lebanon, Mo. (Story of Their
ERNEST LACORK STRETCnES HEMP.
Joliet, I1L, Jan. 21. Ernest Lacore
was executed here Friday morning. His
nock was broken by the falL The
doomed man continued his reckless
abandon up to the last moment.
At 9 o'clock the two clergymen who
had been attending him visited the con
demned man in his cell and the last de
votion was gone through with, Lacore
joiniDg with a good will. Shortly after,
his mother, grandfather and brother
took their leave of him. The final part
ing was not without visible emotion,
but somewhat strained. He bade all a
At 10:30 Sheriff Ilennebry appeared
with an escort of bailiffs and read the
death warrant Lacore listened with
his customary indifference and prompt
ly obeyed the command to come along.
He walked boldly and ascended the
gallows without a tremor, and stood
motionless while being pinioned and
while the noose was being adjusted.
Lacore.in response to the sheriff, said
he had nothing to say, except that he
wanted to bid them all good-by and
hoped to meet them on the other shore.
The drop fell at 10:34 a. m. The neck
was broken and Lacore was pronounced
dead in ten minutes thereafter. There
mains were given to his mother.
The crime for which Lacore was banged was
the murder of Mary Ellen Byron, on August 6.
In the town of Wesley, near Wilmington, this
county. In the forenoon of that Sunday
she attended church at Wilmington and
went home whh her aunt to speed the
afternoon. About 3 o'clock I-acore. w no was a
farmhand working lor James Clark, about a
mile from Wary Byron's home, came to her
house and enticed the 12-year-old girl into a
tblcket by a story or a dead steer
Lelonpinjr to her father, and in at
tempting to assaul t her broke ber neck.
Lacore narrowly escaped lynching by
the Infuriated mobs both at Wilmington and
in Joliet. At bis trial, notwithstanding his con
fession, he pleaded not guilty, but the case was
too strong attains t him. From the first he ap
peared utterly indifferent to his fate.
Cando. N. D., Jan. 21. Albert F.
Bamberger was hanged Friday
about a mile from this place in a deep
ravine surrouLded by high hills, for the
brutal murder on July 6, 1&93, of six
members of the Kreider family.
On the morning of July 7 last. Bamberger
murdered his uncle, Daniel S Kreider, his aunt
and four young cousins, because of some words
with his uncle about his passion for his 15-year-old
cousin, Annie Kreider. Bamberger
Lad made advances to his cousin, but
had been repulsed, and on the even
ing before the murder she had threat
ened to tell her father of his actions.
This threat was brooded over and at daylight
llomberger went to his uncle's room and shot
him as be lay asleep. lie then went to tne
kitchen where his aunt was preparing breakfast
and shot ber. Annie was looked in his own room
and be next killed Berntce. aged 13: Merly. ased
11: Mary, ajed . and David, aged 7. The
youngest girl's throat was also cut to make
sure of death. He spared the three younger
boys in answer to the supplications of Annie,
the oldest ch'ld. After tyinjr Annie fast and
locking her in the barn bo saddled a horse and
made for the Manitoba border. The little
ones left allvo soon released their sister
and she gave tho alarm. Bambergor man
ured to make his way unmolested to Deloralno,
Manitoba, where he was captured forty hours
after the murder. For safe keeping the mur
derer was taken to the Grand Forks jail, where
he made a full confession of the crime. When
brought up for trial he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to bang.
Lkbanon, Mo., Jan. 21. Wilson How
ard was hanged in the jailyard here at
fl:17 o'clock a. in. The scaffold was
erected just outside the jail building,
and the execution was witnessed by
only a score of people. Howard was
brought here from St, Louis Thursda3'.
Howard was born in Harlan county, Ky..
in 1S-&5. His family was an old one, and had
become involved in one of those feuds
for which the mountain counties are
noted. Among the families engaged in
the guerrilla warfare were the liaileys,
Gilberts, Tumors and Howards. In loT3
occurred the famous battle between
the Howard and the lurner families In the
streets of Harlan. In the fight Will Turner
was shot and killed. Wilson Howard was in
dicted for the murder, but his friends bailed
him out and advised him to leave Kentucky.
Howard had started on his journey with his
uncle. Will Jennings, when he was over
taken by a messrncer with tho news
that George Turner. Will's brother, had Insult
c-d his mother and was threatening to kill her.
Wilson and Jennings Immediately turned
buck, and as soon as they entered Harlan
opened fire with their Winchesters on
the Turner home. Their relatives rallied
about them, the fire was returned by the
Turners and there was another hot flbt in
the town. In he house was Charley Bailey.
Three months before his faiher had run for of
fice and the Howards had not supported him.
From that time tbe Baileys had allied them
selves with the Turners. Charley Bailey looked
very much like George Turner, and in the fight
he was shot through the head by a Howard
ballet which was intended for Turner.
Bony Turner, another brother of George,
had his arm broken by a bullet, and
three men of the Howard faction were
wounded. That night Dick Bailey, who was
visiiing the Middleton family, some distance
rom town, was called out of the house and
shot dead. Nobody ever knew who did it, but
t was laid at the door of the Howards. Young
Wilson and his uncle Jennings then left Ken
tucky and came to Missouri.
Thev settled near Springfield and soon after
John Kector, a farmer of Maries county, lost
some money and got the idea that a deaf
mute named McMichaels had stolen it. Jen
nings assumed the role of detective,
arrested McMichaels and recovered the
money. The grand Jury, however, held
Jennings as an accessory. McMichaels was
released on bail. On the night or August 39 a
man called at his l.ouse aiid. telling him
be was an officer of tho law. put him under
arrest and started with him to Dixon. The
nextd-.., McMichaels was found lying In the
road '.v .h a bullet through his head and
another through his heart. Howard was
suspected, and after a chase lasting several
months, and extending from Kentucky to Cali
fornia, he was finally located in a penitentiary
In the latter state. He was brought back,
tried and tonvicied on circumstantial evi
dence. 1 .
HAVE PLENTY OF CASH.
Biff Trusts Said to Have 870,000.000
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 21. The reports
of the large trust companies in New
York city and lirooklyn for the
year lS'Jo are interesting. Last
summer these companies called
in everything that could be
realized on, as they were in need of
money, and proceeded along on a very
conservative basis. 2sow they have
over t70.0U0.000 cash waiting invest
ment There are twenty trust com
panies in New York city, seven in
Brooklyn and nine in other cities in
FARMERS TO UNITE.
Flans tor m Bl? Ontral Orc,zt,on
Chicago, Jan. 21. The five great or
ganizations of farmers the Farmers
alliance, the Industrial union, the
Grange, tbe Farmers' Mutual Benefit
association and the Patrons of In
dustry are to form a federation
to be known as the Farmers'
union, if plans made by the alliance at
a convention held in'this city are ac
ceptable to the other organizations.
The scheme is a big one and its pro
moters expect great things from it.
The new organization is to be non
partisan, it is claimed, but will devote
itself to bettering the condition of the
farmers politically and socially.
The specifically stated object of the
federation is to "promote social har
mony and entertainment for the fam
ilies of isolated farmers, to furnish the
means for educational government nec
essary for better citizenship, more prac
tical tillage of the soil and a more
thorough knowledge of the questions
of government, of the laws of trade
and the relations of agriculture to
other pursuits and occupations." The
plan of education as adopted by the
convention is the production of Milton
George, who has been agitating it for
Men at the head of the new move
ment say they have already received
the tacii indorsement of all organiza
tions interested. The plan of consti
tution adopted by the Farmers' alli
ance provides that the Farmers' union
shall be incorporated under the laws
of Illinois. It is expressly provided
that it shall not be a secret organiza
tion. AVhile in no way interfering
with the secret regulations of the fed
erated orders this central organization
will be open and its ranks free to men
who have scruples against joining se
Another important provision is that
the federation shall be strictly non
partisan. Vast numbers of the farmer
element are violently opposed to the
political character of certain of the
orders, and while the federation is
made for the express purpose of increas
ing the power of the agricultural
element in the political and social
movements of the country, it was gen
erally admitted that partisan spirit
would be an evil factor in the workings
of the new body. The new organiza
tion will admit to membership only
practical farmers, but female members
of the farmer's household may become
TRADE STILL IMPROVES.
Betterment Noted In Mont Lines Fewer
New York, Jan. 21. R. G. Dun &
CVx's Weekly Review of Trade says:
'Toe event of the week is the offer of F50.
OW.uuo United States 5 per cent ten-year bonds.
The gold not represented by certificates has
fallen below J'O.OOO.tM), the revenue continues
to fall behind that of last year about 5,(v
000 a month, and action in congress on various
financial measures is liable at any time to ex
cite doubts whether gold payments can be
maintained. Hence replenishment of tbe goll
reserve was necessary to a restoration of con
fidence and a revival of business.
'While industrial improvement continues,
the gain is slow, and increase in the purchasing
power of the people by enlargement of the
force at work is in a measure through redac
tion in wages paid. During the last week dis
patches have told of reductions averaging 13
per cent, in fifteen iron and steel works anJ
averaging lo!i per cent, in eleven textile
works, five employing thousands of hands
each having reduced wages 20 per cent.
Meanwhile twenty-five textile and eleven iron
and steel concerns resumed wholly or in part
against seventeen textile and four iron con
cerns stopping or reducing force. The volume
of business done has increased in leading
brjriches. but not largely; clearings fall below
tlifceo.'last year for the sama week 7.0 per
cent, and uncertainty regardinf the future as
yet prevents tbe ventures essential to prasper
'Textile works resuming are mostly carpet
and knit goods concerns, with some worsted
works. Sales of wool for the week have been
3.18U.5O0 pounds, against 0,08300 hist year, and
the proportion since January 1 has been about
the same. Though more mills are at work and
there is more speculative buying, prices never
"Again, there is reported more buslnes in
iron and steel products, but at lower prices.
Speculative markets have been weaker,
though wheat is H higher, with increasing
slocks aad sma.l exports, and corn is
!i higher. Cotton has fallen, as receipts con
tinue much larger than a year ago and the de
mand for consumption Is narrow. Lard and
coffee are lower, but oil was advanced a cent,
with large trading.
"Gain in retail distribution of products is
still small, imports at New York show for Jan
uary thus far a decrease of more than 30 per
cent., while in exports hence a gain of f2,30V
003, or nearly a) per cent, appears. There is
no thount of a movement of gold, as London
sends stocks hither to settle for products.
The excess of exports over Imports in Decem
ber was 1 4.1,0.10, 00, but the exchanges seemed
to foreshadow gold exports.
"Failures for the week have been 407 in the
United States, against 270 last year, and 43 in
Canada, against 42 last year."
JUDGE THOMPSON'S SUICIDE.
A Massachnnetta Jurist Who Defeated Hen
Butler for Congress Kills Hlmvelf.
Gloucester, Mass., Jan. 2L Judge
Charles P. Thompson, of the superior
court, shot himself in the temple while
sitting in his library Friday morning.
He had been ill some time. Judge
Thompson was born in liraintree, Mass.,
July 0, 1827. In 1874 he was chosen
congressman from the Gloucester
district, defeating Gen. Benjamin F.
Butler. In 1876 he was house chairman
of tbe committee to investigate the
Florida election case and brought in a
minority report thereon. He was twice
a candidate for governor upon the dem
ocratic ticket lie was appointed judg
of the superior court by Gov. Uobinsou
and was one of the ablest jurists on the
In a report to his government tho
British ambassador says reciprocity has
not fulfilled the expectation of its pro
moters. Mother tnI CliUil 1'erlsh by Klre.
Milwaukee. Jan. 21. A mother, with
her child clasped in her arms, both en
veloped io flames, was the sceno
witnessed Friday evening in the
vi-inity of No. 1177 Eighth street
The flames were soon extinguished,
but both died within a few min
utes. The victims were Mrs. Louisa
Lancaster and her 2-5'ear-old child.
The child bad overturned a lamp, set
ting fire to its clothes. After vainly
trying to extinguish the fire Mrs. Lan
caster grabbed the child in her arms
and rushed downstairs into the street.
In the meantime her own clothes had
THE BOND ISSUE.
A Question Raised as to Carlisle' Atv
thorrty In tbe Hatter.
Washington. Jan. 20. There is con
siderable opposition in democratic
ranks to Secretary Cal Isle's proposed
bond issue. The subcommittee of the
judiciary committee of the house has
ordered a favorable report on the
resolution of Representative Ilailey de
claring that the secretary of the treas
ury has no authority to issae bonds.'
The judiciary committee meets to-day,
at which Mr. Bailey will make the re
port and endeavor to secure immediate
action upon the report of the subcom
mittee. Even though the full commit
tee adopts the report the house cannot
act upon it until the tariff bill is dis
Now that Secretary Carlisle has
taken action on the bond question
there is a feeling of relief among the
treasury officials, who have been view
ing with uneasiness the invading of
the gold reserve. Printing will be
pushed rapidly, or the bonds can hardly
be ready before February 1. They
will bear interest from that time, as
announced by Secretary Carlisle.
Among the large crowd of callers
waiting to see Mr. Carlisle Thursday
was a New Yorker who had come to
announce personally that he was will
ing to take the whole $o0,000,000 in
bonds to be issued. A request for his
name was refused. The aggregate
amount of offers received before the
circular was issued is 40,000,000. All
the offers so far made, it is said at the
treasury department, have come from
persons and firms in New York city.
One offer to take $100,000 at 118 has
It was announced at the treasury de
partment that Secretary Carlisle would
not make public the names of the per
sons offering to take bonds, the amount
they subscribed for or the figure they
offered for them. To make public the
figures, it was pointed out, would give
late bidders an opportunity to offer
better terms than those offered by the
earlier bidders. It was said unofficial
ly, however, that the fo0.000.000 offer
was at the minimum premium of 117,
223. It is believed at the treasury depart
ment from orders already received that
the total offering will aggregate near
ly $'200,000,000, and that the price will
reach 130, making the bond practically
bear but 2 per cent interest.
The issue for the present will be con
fined to denominations of $50, $100 and
$1,000 of coupon bonds and $-"j0. $100
$1,000 and $10,000 of registered bonds.
In case it is deemed advisable arrange
ments will be made for $500 coupons
and $5,000 registered bonds.
The plates for the new bonds were
made at the bureau of engraving and
printing' this spring by order of ex-Secretary
Foster, in anticipation of an
issue of bonds during his administra
tion, but the plan for their issue was
finally disapproved bj- President Har
rison. The new issue of bonds will be re
deemable in gold. Estimates made to
Comptroller Eckels by national backs
show that the national banks of New
York city alone held more gold than
the treasury of the United States, or
rather than it contains free gold. In
the figures given gold certificates are
included in the gold. The returns in
the principal cities show:
New York. 535,000.000; Baltimore, 11.979.000;
Brooklyn, 1450.UOJ; Washington. S9oO.'iuO. Cin
cinnati, H.auO.000: New Orleans. $5O.OO0; St.
Louis. H.4'Hi,OtX; Kansas Cilv, JI.CI15.UOO. Bos
ton, J9. 200,000: Chicago, tl, 700,000; Philadel
phia, 12,700,003; Louisville, fci).0J0: Saa Fran
Cisco, U,33G,o00: Milwaukee, S900.000.
Secretary Carlisle's proposed sale of
bonds has attracted widespread interest
in congressional circles. Among mem
bers of the house comment on the sec
retary's action varies greatly. The
leading members of the judiciary
committee are disposed to criti
cise the secretary's action in
view of the fact that the sen
ate has before it a resolution designed
to prevent the issue of bonds. The
opinion is largely confined, however,
to men who are identified with the sil
ver movement Jueh well-known anti
silver men as (Jen. Tracey and Messrs.
Rayner and liarter heartily approve of
the secretary's course.
WILL SELL THE PLANT.
Indiana Tax Collectors Levy on the Stand
ard Oil Works at Whiting.
La Pokte, Ind.. Jan. 20. The plant
of the Standard Oil company at
Whiting', Ind., the total valuation
of which is $3,000,000, has been
bulletined to be sold for taxes Feb
ruary 5. The delinquent taxes amount
to $10,627.25. The delinquency is
based upon a valuation of So3,000,
which the company ciaims was an
error in their assessment The sale is
to test the legality of the action of the
authorities. It is probable that the
delinquency will be paid and the mat
ter taken into the courts.
A SU Louis Woman Kills the Han Who
St. Louis, Jan. 20. William Hay
wood was stabbed to death in his lunch
stand Wednesday night by Jennie Lig
gins, alias Leggit, whom he discarded
a month ago. Haywood and the
woman, both colored, had fre
quent quarrels, and a year ago
Haywood almost killed her, splitting
her head with a hatchet. Wednesday
night she demanded fifty cenu, and
when he refused to give her any money
she seized a butcher knife and stabbed
Haywood in the left side. The Liggins
woman was arrested.
RESIGNS HIS SENATE SEAT.
Senator Walthall, of MlnsisKlppl, Retires
on Account of III Health.
Washington, Jan. 20. Senator Wal
thall, of Mississippi, has resigned his
seat in the senate on account of ill
health. The present term of Senator
Walthall would expire March 3,
lh95, but he has already been elected
for another six years, or until March 3,
1901. He resigns the unexpired portion,
of his present term, and, as he states in.
his letter, leaves to future determina-t
tion the question of the full six-y ear
term beginning in 1895.
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