Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, February 08, 1894, Image 4

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    pattsmouth Journal
C. IV. K1IKICMAX. I'ubll.hcr.
Tlie News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From Ail Parts.
Regular Session.
The senate was rot in session on the 27th....
Jn the house the tariff debate -was concluded,
so fur as it relates to the customs schedules.
At least a hundred amendments were shut out.
It was erpecled a vote would be taken on the
till on February 2. the interim to be spent in
discussing interna', revenue. A bill was intro
duced to increase the revenue by a direct tax
on land in tho United States.
Tub senate was addressed on the 29:h toy
Senator Teller (CoL) on the president's Ha
waiian policy, he taking advanced pround in
lavor of the annexation of the Hawaiian
Islands and ultimately or Cuba and Canada.
Tho house bill to repeal tho federal election
laws was also disc issei and a resolution was
offered declaring that the secretary of the
treasury has no lej;al right to issue and sell the
bonds and other ii.terest-tciring obligations of
the government. ..Tho debate on the internal
revenue bill, including the provision lor the in
come tax, began in the house.
When the financial discussion in the senate
ended on tho 3Jth the bill to repeal the federal
election laws was considered and it was de
tided that a vote on the measure should be
taken on the Cth In the bouse the income
tax bill was discussed at length.
The time of tho senate on the Slst ult. was
consumed in the discussion of the resolution of
Senator Stewart, of Nevada, declaring that the
secretary of the treasury has no power to issue
the bonds for bids have bteu invited
In the house the income tax bill was placed as
a rider upon the tir.ff bill by a vote of 17i to 5i
The entire clay was spent in the consideration
of amendments hich were offered to the va
rious internal-revenue features. An amend
ment increasing the tax on whisky from ninety
cents to one dollar was adopted.
THE session of '-he senate on tho 1st was oc
cupied in discus-sins the legality of the bond
issue. ...In the house the Wilson tariff bill,
with the income tax incorporated, was passed
by a vote of -J4 to HO. All the republican mem
bers and eighteen democrats and one populist
voted against the measure.
Is a jealous rage a man named Haw
kins fatally shot bis wife at Robinson,
lich., and was himself fatally shot
while resisting arrest.
The interstate commissioners' report
on railway earnings for 1693 show a net
decrease of three dollars a mile.
The mills of the American Cereal
company at Akron, O., were destroyed
by fire, the loss being 5150,000.
Mrs. Ella. Foweks, of Peoria. 111.,
shot and killed her little daughter and
then committed &uieide.
J. II. Be wis and one of his sons, both
of the lumber firm of J. II. liemis &
Co., of Jefferson, Tex., were charged
with swindling banks out of (500,000.
A Largs pcrtiou of the business sec
tion of Bath, Me., was laid in ruins by
fire. Loss, $700,000.
Ix the report of the agricultural de
partment at Washington the total value
of the corn cj-op for 1S03 is placed at
t.191,625,6'2S, and although the crop is
only about 9,000,000 bushels less than
that of 1892 its money value on the farm
is (50,500,000 less.
The Western Boot fc Shoe Manufac
turing company and Bernard Gannon's
shoe factory in St. Louis suffered a loss
of 100,000 by fire.
The safe of the Planters' bank at
Ellaville, Gil, was blown open and
17,500 secured by the thieves.
James L. Williams, president of the
City national bank at Marshalltown,
la-, dropped dead on his way home to
The world's record for a half mile at
skating wan broken on the canal at
Cleveland, O. , by John S. Johnston, of
Minneapolis. His time was 1:16 4-5.
Charles Owens, living near Dieh
stadt. Mo . murdered his wife and child,
then set fire to the house and escaped.
Minnesota's law directed against
ticket scalpers was declared unconsti
tutional by Judge Willis at St. Paul.
Residents of Topeka, Kan., cele
brated the thirty-third anniversary of
the state's birth.
Fred J. Sharp shot and fatally
wounded Miss Kittie Klees at Tiffin, O.,
and then blew out his brains. A lovers'
quarrel was the cause.
The Louisiana supreme court re
versed the decision of the lower court
in the Olympic club case, thus ending
prize fighting in the state.
William Botts, a burglar, was sen
tenced at Toledo, O., to imprisonment
in the penitentiary for two years long
er than his natural life by Judge Lem
mon. Ills suit being rejected, Charles
Drether shot and killed Mrs. Bertha
Ilunicke at St. Louis and then fatally
wounded himself.
John Costello, an ex-convict, shot
his wife and 16-year-old daughter at
Pittsburgh, Pa., because they refused
to stay in the house with him.
John B. Johnson and his son George
fought with shotguns and revolvers
while drunk at Los Angeles, CaL, and
both were fatally wounded.
The petition of the Knights of Labor
for an injunction against an issue of
bonds by Secretary Carlisle was pre
sented in the district supreme court at
Goldsmith fc Co., clothiers and fur
nishers at Salt Lake City, failed for
Mrs. Williams, a faith cure enthu
siast, finished a 110 days' fast at Port
land, Ore.
Judge Cox decided in Washington
against the Knights of Labor petition
to restrain the new issue of govern
ment bonis.
Many Louses were unroofed, fences
demolished and buildings in course of
erection damaged by a windstorm at
Baltimore, Md.
Six bankers at Kansas City, Mo.,
Identified with institutions recently
closed, have been indicted upon charges
cf embezjdement.
The little son of Thomas Duncan, a
milkman, was drowned at Selina, Ala.,
in a large can of buttermilk.
Ti:e largest oil well ever located in
the Ohio field was struck near Fos
toria, the flow being 1,000 barrels an
Gov. McKinlet and Frank Hurd ad
dressed the Sons of Ohio at their ban
quet at the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago.
A break occurred in the levee above
Sacramento, CaL, causing an inundation
of COO acres of the finest hop land in
that section.
Ox their way to Texas a family of
immigrants, consisting of two children
and father and mother, were frozen to
death in a blizzard near Clarendon,
As the result of a debate in the Colo
rado legislature Col. Fisk challenged
Senator Boyd to a duel.
Five men were killed and one fatally
injured by the explosion of a boiler in
a mill at Crow, Ky.
FoL"t infuriated womem horse
whipped Albert Livingston and drove
him out of Benton Harbor, Mich for
attempted assault.
Judge Lee, at Little Rock, Ark., de
clared null the marriage of a negro and
a white woman and fined both.
Theodore Pabst & Co., importers of
glassware in New York for fort7 years,
failed for S100.000.
Counterfeit silver dollars, made of
pure silver and of a quality better than
the genuine, were alloat in Cincinnati.
At the present price of silver a dollar
cun be made for foi ty-five cents.
James F. Clark, cashier, confessed
that he blew the safe of the Ellaville
(Ga.) bank, having previously taken
the monej-, about 57,000
A bill to prevent and punish prir.e
fighting in Iowa was passed by the
lower house of the legislature.
Peach buds were killed in southern
Illinois by the recent cold wave. Less
than one-twentieth escaped.
At a party in Decatur, I1L, Maggie
Truelock killed David Lambert, her
sweetheart, with a revolver supposed
to be unloaded.
A new trotting circuit, including Mil
waukee, Independence and six other
western cities, was iormod in Mason
City, la.
Detectine Charles Arado was shot
and killed by Officer John A. Bacon as
the result of a saloon brawl in Chicago.
Gov. Matthews announced that un
der no circumstances would he permit
prize fighting in Indiana.
"Prof." Lars Andehson, alleged
spirit medium, was driven from South
Charlestown, O. , bad eggs accelerating
his departure.
V. Y. Walker, a prominent business
man at Jackson, Mo., and his wife died
from the effects of poison placed in
their coffee at supper in some mysteri
ous manner.
D. B. J.cdson, an extensive glove
manufacturer at Gloversville, N. Y.,
failed for S250.000.
Albert Steoebel, the murderer of
John Marshall, of Huntingdon, Tenn.,
was executed. Ue'confessed his crime
on the gallows.
Connecticut's board of world's fair
managers reported that there was a net
balance of ?4,000 out of the state's 570,
000 appropriation.
Louis Schnackenburo, 17 years old,
lost his eyesight by an accident while
hunting near Sedalia, Mo.
A sleigh containing students was
struck by a train at a grade crossing
near Fall River, Mass., and Brooks
Borden, Ray Thornton and Orson Swift
were killed.
Six children of George Robinson, aged
from 4 to 14 years, died of diphtheria at
Embry Church, la.
The town of Prospect, O., was almost
entirely destroyed by fire, the loss be
ing over S100.000.
Kentucky's legislature instructed
the senators from that state to oppose
confirmation of Wheeler 11. Peckhara to
the supreme bench.
The public debt statement issued on
the 1st showed that the debt increased
$7,830,004 during the month of Janu
ary. The cash balance In the treasury
was eS4.0S2.099. The total debt, less
the cash balance in the treasury,
amounts to 81,403,0:0,607.
Smooth swindlers secured about $30.
000 from several firms in the lumber
business at Bay City, Mich.
As the result of an old feud John
Schultz shot his son-in-law, Henry
Fries, at Becker, Mo., and Boon after
killed himself.
It was the pride of David Austin, a
wealthy farmer who died near Chilli
cothe, Mo., aged 74, that he had never
been out of his native state, never ate
a meal in a hotel or shaved in a barber
shop, and never had a day's illness un
til two months ago.
In a fight between laborers near
Asheville, N. C, six men were killed
and eight others were teriously in
jured. The twenty-five collieries of the Read
ing Coal company in tho vicinity of
Shenandoah, Pa., employing 10,000 men
and boys, shut down for an indefinite
William Bush and wife, an aged and.
wealthy couple at Luverne, Ala., were
murdered and robbed.
The fire losses in the United States
for the month of January were placed
at $13,676,485, against (21,342,780 in the
corresponding month of last year.
Joseph Knittel's excelsior show case
works and George Stahl's incubator
factory were destroyed by fire at Quin
cy. 111., the loss being 1100,000.
The big warehouse of the Felix &
Marston Willow Ware company in Chi
cago and several other buildings were
destroyed by fire, the total loss being
Edward and Patrick Toole probably
fatally cut Joseph Badelle at Brazil,
Ind.. who prevented them killing their
The Indiana supreme court has de
cided against the lumber combine of
that state, declaring it must not restrict
All the silver in the treasury vaults
at Washington must be recounted be
cause of the petty thefts of a messen
ger. William Schaeffer and Harry
Secathe, clerks for a New York real
estate agent, confessed to stealing
$20, COO.
Farmers near Westerville, O., start
ed a movement to subscribe money to
relieve the country if congress will at
once adjourn.
Tom Nelson established a reputation
in New York as the champion oyster
eater of the world by swallowing 150 of
the largest bivalves in aa many minutes.
Secretary IIehicrt, of the navy,
sent a telegram to Admiral Benham
congratulating him upon his action in
defending American interests in tho
harbor at Rio de Janeiro.
Judge William H. Calkins, a mem
ber of congress from Indiana from 1876
to 1SS2, died at Tacoma, Wash., from
Bright's disease, aged 52 years.
Ohio republican legislators iu caucus
decided upon a lill for biennial sessions
of the general assembly.
Tan Rhode Island legislature con
vened at Providence.
Labor representatives met in Chica
go and organized a new political party
to be known as the Union Labor league.
At the election in New Y'ork city to
fill congressional vacancies Eli Quigg
(rep.) was elected in the Fourteenth
district and Isador Strauss (dem. ) was
chosen in the Fifteenth district.
Col. William Henrv Harrison Tay
lor, for the last seventeen j-ears state
librarian of Minnesota, died in St. Paul.
Daniel Shea died on a farm neai
Ladd, 111. He was 103 years and 'i
months old and had lived, in Bureau
county since 1844.
Thomas B. Ferguson, of Maryland,
was nominated for minister to Sweden
and Norway by the president.
Frederick Lansing, an ex-eongross-man,
died at his home in Watertown,
N. Y., aged 55 years.
Garrett Veedkr, a pioneer news
paper man aud founder of the Janes
ville (Wis.) Recorder, died in that city.
The Indiana democrats selected In
dianapolis as the place and August 15
as the date for holding the state con
vention. FOREIGN.
Rosina Yokes (Mrs. Cecil Clay), the
well-known English actress, died at,
her home in Torquay, Devonshire, aged
S6 years. Her death removes the last
of that once famous organization, the
Yokes family, from the stage.
The British bark Port Yarrock was
driven ashore in Brandon hay, Ireland,
and her crew of twenty-six were
The Turkish steamer Mi was burned
in the- Black sea and the captain and
twenty others perished.
Solomon & Mass, bankers of Frank
fort and Mannheim, Germany, failed
for 20,000,000 marks.
Brazilian insurgents captured the
government fortifications on Bom-Jeus
island and twenty-five soldiers were
By firing on an insurgent tug Ad
miral Benham emphasized to Brazilian
insurgents that American vessels must
be let alone.
The Swedish bark Wilhelm was
wreined on the coast of Cornwall and
the captain and five of the crew were
A large cotton mill cf 5,000 spindles,
the property of the Railway Mill com
pany at Oldham, England, was burned,
the loss being $500,000.
Merlino, an Italian anarchist for
whom the police have been searching
since 1SS3, was arrested in Naples.
According to a London paper Premier
Gladstone will resign before the re
opening of parliament.
The schooner Gertie E. Foster, of
Gloucester, Mass., struck on the rocks
at Liverpool. N. S., and five sailors
were drowTned.
Plieas Dufreusk shot and killed his
married sister, Mrs. Brunetin, and then
fatally shot himself in MontreaL
The great silk stores of Favre &
Litfux in Lyons. France, were burned,
causing a loss of 1,500,000 francs.
Dr. J. F. IIartigan, the United States
consul at Trieste, Austria, died of heart
Notice was given in the United
States senate on the 2d of atnendtnents
to the house tariff bill providing for the
coinage of silver bullion for the benefit
of owners and repealing all acts au
thorizing the issuing of bonds. The
legality of the recent bond issue was
disoussed. Adjourned to the 5th. In
the house a resoulution was favorably
reported to amend the constitution so
as to limit the terms of office of the
judges of the supreme and superior
courts to ten years. The debate on the
Hawaiian matter began under a special
order, which will bring it to a vote on
the 5th.
Price Lee (colored) killed his wife at
Dandridge, Tenn., and was drowned
while fleeing from a posse.
Ckokge W. Childs, edit or of the Phil
adelnhia Ledger and widely known as a
I philanthropist, died at his home in that
4 city after an illness of two weekstfaged
5 years.
Two children of James Scanlon were
cremated at Meadville, Pa., and their
mother may lose her mind.
There were S30 business failures in
the United States in the seven days
ended on the 2d, against 440 the week
previous and 255 in the corresponding
time in 1803.
Bob Burnett (colored) was publicly
whipped at Russellville, Ky., for steal
ing meat.
Three thousand coal miners in the
vicinity of Bellaire, O., went on a
strike on account of a reduction in
wages from 70 to 50 cents a ton.
Lee Sang, a Chinese highbinder, was
hanged at San Quentin, Cal., for the
murder of a fellow-countryman.
Fifty-two farms near Neisse, in Prus
sian Silesia, were swept by fire, the
damage being placed at 2,000,000
Burglars stole $11,000 from the safe
of the Arkadelphia Lumber company
a.t Dalark, Ark.
Dave Gray, a Creek Indian, was
given fifty lashes on the bare back at
South McAlester, Ind. T., for horse
The Avondale street railway car
sheds and machine shop were burned
at Cincinnati, entailing a loss of f 175,
000. John Noon an and Stephen Douglas
were asphyxiated by gas at Lima, O.
The steamship Mariposa arrived at
Auckland, New Zealand,- from Hawaii
with advices up to January 20. She re
ported that affairs on the island we're
unchanged. The general sentiment
among the people was to await tho
action of congress.
The Popular Actress Dies at Her
Devonshire Homo.
Victim o the Ravages of Conanrnptloa
Llei Last American Kngagemont
Cut Short by Disease
Her Career.
London, Jan. 81. Rosina Vokes, the
well-known English actress, died at
Torquay, Devonshire, on Saturday. A
few months ago she was compelled by
ill-health, while making a tour of the
United States, to break up her com
pany. She returned to England in the
hope that her health would be bene
fited, but her hopes were not realized.
Consumption made its appearance
about filteen months ago and from that
time she declined rapidly. Her death
was painless. Her husband and a
number of relatives were present when
she breathed her last.
Mrs. Cecil Clay, better known to the Amer
ican and British public as Rosini Vokes, al.
though her actual maiden name was Theodosla
Votes, vas one of "The Vokes Family,"
which In I8JI was called "Tho Vokes
Children," and made its debut at the
Operetta house in Edinburgh. The company
consisted of Fawden, Frederick, Mortimer,
Jessie, Victoria and Rosina. The success of
that combination is so well known that it is
unnecessary to enumerate in detail its history
during a period extending over ten years.
Tho Vokes family made their London dtj
but at the Lyceum theater. December
Ct5, 1808. in the pantomime of Humpty
Dumpty." Tno Vokes crossed the At
lantic ten tinrcs and their travels took
them half over the world. It is worthy of note
that tho pieces In which they appeared were
for the most part written and invented by
themselves and many of the incidents pre
sented were simply illustrations of droll events
and adventures that they had met with during
their travels. "Fun in a Fog," for Instance,
was bused on tho incidents of their journey
across the plains with the ill-fated Custer.
On marrying Kosina Vokes retired from tho
stage, but returned to it after a short absence,
fche organized a company of her own and ap
peared as a 6tar, playing many success-
I ful engagements In Great Britain and
i America. Her last aDpearance was la
I Chicago, in November, 1693, when she
played at Hooley's In "Maid Marian,"
"Dream Faces," "The Circus Rider" and other
comedies. She was ill at tbe time and It was
announced that she was tbout to retire from,
the stage permanently on account of her falling
Klotous Miners In Pennsylvania Have Lotk
Their Courage.
Mansfield, Pa., Jan. 81. Nine Hun
garians went to Foster's gun store at
Briugeville Monday afternoon and deJ
manded ammunition. On being re
fused they threatened to demolish tho
6tore. They then left, and fifty men
arriving with Winchesters pursued
them, cupturing three. The latter
were armed with revolvers.
In the Tom's run and the Painter's
run districts there is no sign of imme
diate trouble. Tho 100 deputies have
complete control, and are not meeting
with the slightest resistance. The
rioters have come to a realization of the
seriousness of their work and are hid
ing in every corner. The deputies went
from house to house and thoroughly
searched for the guilty parties. The
deputies were divided into arresting
squads, and, with their weapons ready
for any resistance, visited the different
places where the rioters were thought
to be
About fifty arrests have been made
so far. The arresting squads brought
their prisoners to Roseville, where they
were handcuffed in pairs and marched
to the train with four deputies with
Winchester rifles as guards. A large
crowd gathered to see them off and
many threats were made. At Mans
field hundreds of persons followed
them to the lock-up. The prisoners
were badly frightened lest they should
be attacked. They made up one of the
roughest-looking gangs of men ever
seen in that section. Not one of them
is an American citizen and only a few
can talk or understand English. Most
of those arrested are miners from the
Roseville and Hazletine mines on
Tom's run. They were found in the
attics, cellars, out-houses, under beds,
in closets, and several had cut open bed
ticks and had crawled In.
Heidelberg, a hamlet 1 mile from
Woodville, is said to be the general
headquarters of the rioters. Three
groups of anarchists are located here
and it is known that the rioters have
much ammunition stored away. Depu
ties are searching the houses to find it.
They have been unable to locate the
ringleaders and it is believed they are
hiding in the hills.
Fatal .Accidents Which Caused the Death
of John anil Juiues Dill.
Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 81. At
Hoods. Etawah county, Johnny Dill,
aged 6 years, was accidentally struck
on the head by an ax in the hands of
his elder brother, James, and killed.
Two hours afterward James was riding
a mule. The mule got frightened and
ran away. James became entangled in
the bridle and was dragged 200 or S00
yards. He was picked up unconscious
and died Saturday morning.
Escape with Seven Thousand Dollars--Dogs
nn the TralL
Ellaville, Ga., Jan. 81 The Plant
ers' bank of this city was broken open
by burglars Sunday night and 7,5o6
taken. The work was done scientific
ally and it is evident that tho perpe
trators were professionals. Dogs were
put on the trail of two strange men
who were seen journeying toward Pres
ton. They had been in the neighbor
hood two days and disappeared Sunday
A Fit at Incessant Hiccoughing Kills Wil
liam Mllhollln.
String field, O., Jan. 31. William
Milhollin, a veteran contractor, died
Saturday evening under peculiar cir
cumstances. He had been ill with the
grippe, but for (.cventy hours before
his death he was in terrible agony from
Incessant hiccoughing and all efforts
of physicians failed to relieve him. He
was entirely conscious and attempted
to control the hiccoughing, but it was
useless. He became weaker and weaker
and finally died from sheer exhaustion.
Tbm Admiral Praised on All Sides for Ilia
Action at Rio.
Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 2. The action
of Admiral lienhani in protecting Amer
ican ships in their efforts to land at tho
wharves in this harbor has had a salu
tary effect. English and merchant
ships of other nationalities are now
coming up to their wharves without
liny sign of molestation on the part of
the insurgent vessels. Admiral Ben
ham's bold stand against interference
with vessels of his country is generally
The exchange of shots between the
Insurgent aDd government forces has
practically ceased during the last twenty-four
hours. This is the first time
lor four months that a day has passed
when there was not more or less firing.
The unofficial warning which Admiral
Benham gave to Admiral da Gatna that
firing upon the wharves for the mere
purpose of creating a blockade by ter
ror must cease has been heeded.
Admiral da Gama feels aggrieved at
Admiral Benham He sent a letter to
tho American admiral protesting
against the ostentatious manner in
which the American commander had
humiliated him. He says that
he will yield for a time to
superior force, but that as he
was compelled to allow American
ships to come to their wharves he has
officially notified the representatives of
all the nations that they may do the
same. He declares that the insurgents
have held the harbor for five months
and says that now, if the shore batter
ies fire on him, he will be unable to
reply for fear of hurting neutral ships
and will also be unable to protect his
Admiral da Gama also sent a letter
to the officers who had gathered in con
ference to discuss Admiral Benham's
action, asking that he might be per
mitted to bombard the city without
notice. No answer was sent to him,
bat Admiral Benham said later that he
would grant the insurgent admiral per
mission to bombard the city, but he
would require that forty-eight hours'
notice be given so that non-combatants
would be able co seek shelter.
Fatal Disaster to a Sleighing Party at a
Kailroad Crossing.
Fall Rivkr, Mass., Feb. 2. Wednes
day afternoon a sleighing party, made
up of twenty-eight members of the
sophomore class of the B. M. C Durfee
high school, was returning from a two
hours' sleigh ride, and within half a
mile of home, when the sleigh was
struck by a train from Boston at the
Brownell street crossing of the Old
Colony railroad. The driver succeeded
in getting within two feet of being out
of clanger. Everett B. Durfee, a teacher
in the school, and in charge of the
party, was sitting or a camp stool in
the end of the sleigh, and on either side
of him were Brooks Borden, 16 years
old, son of CoL Spencer Borden, and
Kay Thornton, 17 j-ears old, son of
Charles D. Thornton, while Orson
Swift, 17 years old, son of M. G. B.
Swift, Esq., was sitting in the lap of
Henry Hawkins. When the party saw
the rushing train the members became
terror-stricken. Borden and Thornton
jumped over the tailboard, only to
be struck by the locomotive;
Swift was preparing to jump when he,
too, was struck. Borden was hurled
40 feet, his skull and body being
crushed, killing him instantly. Ray
Thornton was dragged along in the
wheels for 100 yards, his head and right
arm being severed from his body.
Swift was hurled 20 feet and was
breathing but unconscious when picked
up. He was taken home in an ambu
lance, but died shortly after he arrived
there. Mr. Durfee and Clark Chase,
Jr., jumDed when they saw the train
and escaped with slight bruises.
Social Game of Card End with Traced
and Shocking Scene.
Decatur, I1L. Feb. 2. Tuesday
night after a game of cards at the resi
dence of John A. Posley, near I'rairie
IlalL Miss Maggie Truelock shot and
killed her alHaDced, Dave Landreth.
Landreth had taken his revolver
from his pocket, and supposedly re
moved the cartridge. Just before the
game he jokingly proposed that the
winner should shoot the loser. As the
game closed Miss Truelock grasped the
pistol and pulled the trigger, but, in
stead of the snap of an empty cylinder
a cartridge left in the chamber explod
ed. The ball buried itself in Landreth's
brain. Miss Truelock will probably
lose her mind.
An Iix-ton(ireiua l)e4
Utica. N. Y., Feb. 2. Ex-Congress-rrmn
and ex-State Senator Frederick
Lansing died at his home in Water;
town Tuesday night. He was 55 years
Five Men Drowned.
Halifax, N. S.. Feb. 2. In the
heavy gale Tuesday night the schooner
Gertie E. Foster, of Gloucester,
was driven ashore at Strawberry Point,
about 4 miles below Liverpool, N.
S., and will probably prove a total
loss There were sixteen men in the
crew, five of whom were drowned in
trying to reach the shore in their dory.
The remainiug el-sven have been taken
off the wreck.
Died of Heart Disease
Fort Watse. Ind., Feb. 'L Rabbi
Samuel Strauss died of heart disease in
this city Yednesday.
The Outlook Good According to IJun and
New York, Feb. 5. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review ot trade .sa3s:
"A fresh impulse has been given to l.usinesa
this wesk by the success of the treasury in ob
taining gold for its reserve, thus strengthening
confidence in its ability to maintain gold pay
ments. Kevenue has fallen off ao much and the
prospects for the loan looked so unfavorable
until financial institutions here decided to carry
It through, that some anxiety a tout the mone
tary future was natural. Gradual improve
ment in business explains the appearance of
more commercial paper in the market this
week than has been seea for a long time,
though, as yet, the vast accumulation of idle
funds Is proof enough that trade has by no
means regained normal proportions.
"Industrial recovery continues, though it is
but gradual, in response to tho ilemand of a
people whose consumption at its lowest is
greater than that of any other country, and
more mills are now at work.
"Larger demand for structural iron and s'eel.
for railway materials except rails, for barbed
wire, and especially for wire nails and wir
rods, Rives a tetter look to the iron in
dustry both east unl west C'l.iearo
notes distinct improvement At Pittsburgh,
business is larKer, though prices di
not gain, and even at Pl.ladelphia trade Is
better both for pig and finished products, while
encouragement is found in tlis fact thai prices
do not further decline Or.'.y four of the eK-vea
stacks of the Thomas Iron compinv are in o;er
atioa and of Connellsville coke ovens 8,11 J out
of 9,106 are idle.
"Domestic exports for fcur necks have teen
14 per cent, lower than a year aco, while im
ports have been 37 per cent smaller. Ctwtoins
receipts for January were but ?Il.!u.uoi,
against S21.0j0.MK) last year, and evi ic-ntly the
success in the sale of bonds is a matter of high
"Commercial failures for the week number
36 in the United States, a-.-ainst 253 last year,
and 52 in Canada, against l'i lat year, the list
inelU'Jin two of over JJjO.OJO each. Out of
1.A2 failures reported in four weeks of January
the liabilities ascertained in l.iHI fa.iures
amounted to il9.42J.6:!". of which "8,270,70 ' were
of manufacturing and "10,.'12.!,3!4 of tradin? con
cerns, no failures of banking, brckerae or
transportation companies or tlrins beinr in
cluded." Bradstreet's says:
"The success of the government bond issue is
regarded with qualified satisfaction, but the ef
fect on either speculation or investment
is merely sentimental. Interviews with
bankers at New York, Troy, Syracuse,
Paterson, Cleveland. Chicago and Nah
ville show that the volume of mer
antile paper oGerin? has increased, though
not to a large extent. Providence and Boston
banks are buyinir parer from other cities. At'
such centers as Kansas City, St. Louis, Cincin
nati. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Minneapolis.
St Paul, Milwaukee and Newark there is no
increase in the volumo of commercial paper
offt: d.
"In industrial lines the number of establish
ments reopening Is more than ten to one of the
number reported shutting down. In fact, there
is reason to believe that hundreds of Industrial
establishments have begun work within a week
or two, although not on full time in all cases, of
which no specific mention has been made la
"Groceries and shoes have been sold at Cleve
land in reasonably satisfactory quantities, and
industrial operations, though on daily orders,
are heavier than a montli ago. Manufacturing
establishments at Cincinnati are running
light, but trade at Louisville is re
ported steady and jobbers are confident
ft fair business. dime of thom buy.
ing with comparative freedom. Manufactur
ing establishments at Detroit arc taking on
more hands, although general trade is quiet.
There are moderate gair.s in distribution of dry
goods, clothing and shoes at Chicago. A some
what better movement is reported in groceries,
drugs, shoes, dry goods and millinery at fe-t
Louis, and a better fe'.in in iron and steel, as
the'demand has increased.
An llllnoisan Kills the Man Who Had
Threatened to Murder lliiu.
Champaign. 111., Fteb. 5. Charles J5.
Taylor was shot and instantly killed
Friday by Thomas Gallairher at Gif
ford, a small town in the northwestern
part of this county. Both are business
men of the town and from all reports
Gallagher especially is highly re
spected. Taylor's son had been refused
liquor at Gallagher's place, and
raising a disturbance was ejected.
This angered the elder Taylor and he
boasted that he would kill Gallagher.
After Gallagher had retired for the
night Taylor came to his residence
with a double-barreled shotgun and
called for him and as he was
not answered fired both barrels
off in the air. Nothing further devel
oped until Friday when Gallagher was
at the freight oflice looking after some
freight. Taylor came up and struck
him in the face. Heing pushed against
a wall Gallagher pulled his pistol and
fired four times. Gallagher immedi
ately boarded a train and came to LTr
bana and gave himself up.
Ao Indiana Hanker. Charged with Kmbfl
zleiuent. Flees.
Columbia City, Ind.. Feb. 5. James
Arnold, of the bank of James Arnold
& Co. and the Arnold Mill company of
South Whitney, both of which institu
tions are in the hands of a receiver, has
left the country. His sudden disappear
ance is due to the fact that
a warrant for his arrest was
placed in the hands of the sher
iff. The charge is embezzlement. Arn
old was at the head of the bank and
mill, and is charged with getting away
with over $100,000 of the hard-earned
savings of confiding fanners, and CS,
000 bushels of wheat w hich the3' had
hauled to the mill for storage.
Grand Rapid Furniture Factories Have
Work Ahea-rt for Months.
Grand Ratios, Mich., Feb. 5. All of
the furniture factories in tms city are
now running on either full or part
time and they have orders enough
to keep them busy until July,
when the next semi-annual furniture
sale opetis. The January sale which
just closed was very successful. There
were 13. buyers present from all parts
of the country. This was a falling oft
of forty as compared with last July.
Prices ruled fairly strong, however,
and all orders were placed on a casl
Kev. D. G. Cook, of Fayetteville, Tenn.,
Asawinated Vihile Keturninj; Iroiu
Nasiivillk, Tenn., Feb. 5. Rev. D.
G. Cook (colored) was assassinated
Thursday night as he was re
turning home from his church
in Fayetteville. Tenn.. where he
had held services. The assassin
used a shotgun loaded with slugs,
and the entire top of Cook's head was
torn off. Cook was a prominent and
influential negro, a college graduate
and stood high as a preacher and.
teacher among the people of his race-