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PLATTSMOUTH. i i NEBRASKA.
The News Condensed.
Important Intelligence From All Parts.
Four human skeletons, believed to
e those of Mrs. William Bishop and
daughter and two strangers with
'whom they eloped last spring-, were
found near Francisco, Ala.
The exchanges at the leading clear
ing houses in the United States during
the week ended on the 16th aggre
gated $1,019,203,328, against 5949,954,499
the previous week. The increase, com
pared with the corresponding week in
1S93, was L3.
The twenty-first annual convention
of the National Women's Christian
Temperance union met in Cleveland
with representative women present
from every state and territory and
The International Christian Alliance
convention met in St. Louis with del
egates present from Canada as well as
from different parts of the United
The southern phosphate works at
Macon, Ga., were destroyed by fire,
the loss being 8150,000.
Is a mine at Blackhawk; CoL, four
workmen were suffocated by smoke.
Eight men lost their lives by the
capsizing of a barge at Charlotte, Fla.
y Col. XV. C. P. Breckinridge will go
on the lecture platform.
Twelve business houses and nine
residences in Columbia, Ky., were de
stroyed by fire.
It was said that 215 families of
American Railway union men were on
the verge of starvation in Denver,
Col., because of the railway strike last
James Sheaklev, governor of Alaska,
in his annuaj report says tb,e people
have enjoyed a season of unusual prog
ress and prosperity and law and order
has prevailed. The governor estimates
the population at about 32.000.
I In" one day four persons committed
suicide in Leadville. Col.
J. R- Mercer & Co., dealers in ferti
lizers and farmers' supplies at Macon,
Ga., failed for 8100.000.
The trial in Chicago of Debs and the
other officers of the American Railway,
union under indictment in the United
States court was set by Judge Gross
cup for January 8.
During the week ended on the 17th
444.000 head of stock were received at
the Chicago stock yards, the heaviest
receipts on record for six days.
Italian laborers on a West Virginia
railroad have received no pay for three
months, and are creating a reign of
The new treaty between the United
States and Japan was concluded in all
its essential features.
Bicycle champions of five foreign
countries arrived in New York, where
they will compete with Americans.
John Ashby and John Ileverin were
mortally and Police Officer Stuart seri
ously wounded in a saloon fight at
Southern congressmen question the
legality of the new bond issue and
threaten to make trouble for the ad
ministration. Mrs. Josephine Weist. aged 80 years,
was burned to death at Peru, Ind., by
stepping on a match and igniting her
Seven; large and valuable barns in
Springfield, 111., were burned by in
cendiaries. A mis re: ball received during the
civil war was successfully removed
from th? head of George Sackett at
Two infant children of Mrs. Mageie
Walker, of St. Joseph, Mo., were
burned to death while alone.
The visible supply of grain in the
United States on the 19th was: Wheat,
82,282,000 bushels; corn, 2,765,000 bush
els; oats, 9,110,000 bushels; rye, 505,000
bushels; barley, 3,515.000 bushels.
The weather throughout the north
west was the coldest for the season in
eleven years. Thermometers in St.
Paul registered 10 degrees below zero.
Br an accident at the new chamber
of commerce building in Toledo, ).,
Fred Cronenberg-, aged 85. and John
Hummell, aged 42, were killed.
Marin and Antonio Adego, brothers,
were burned to death in an incendiarv
fire at Scranton, Pa.
The village of Mudtown, Pa., was
almost entirely destroyed by fire.
George Kleinman, champion wing
shot of America,-Avas defeated by Dr.
Carver in a 100-bird shoot at Watson's
park in Chicago.
The El wood (Ind.) Iron and Radiator
company failed for $200,000.
A coal train on the Pennsylvania
road went through a bridge near Lari
mer, Pa., and eight men were believed
to have been buried in the wreck.
At Louisville John S. Johnson rode
a mile, standing start, in 1:56 3-5, low
ering the world's bicycle record a full
Near Wellsville, Mo., Thomas Por
tercheck killed his mother, sister and
brother, set fire to the house and then
cut his own throat. lie was insane.
While miners were, removing slate
from a remote portion of a mine at
Haggerty's colliery near Wellston, O.,
they found in an old abandoned room
the skeletons of four men.
Two men and twenty-three valuable
corses were cremated in the stables of
A. J. Flanders in Boston.
The Cook gang of bandits was prac
tically cornered near Muskogee, I. T.,
by a band of Cherokee police.
At the convention of the Knights of
Labor in New Orleans the miners' del
egations from Indiana, Ohio and Penn
sylvania were unseated despite their
claim that they represented many
Interesting changes are taking
place on the planet Mars, according to
Fercival Lowell, of the Lowell observatory.
Lack of public confidence forced the
Portland (Ore.) savings bank to close
its doors with liabilities of $1,430,000.
Nearly the whole of the business
portion of Savannah, Mo., was de
stroyed by fire.
An attempt was made near Con
neaut, O., to wreck the fast east-bound
mail on the Lake Shore road. A track
walker discovered the obstruction be
fore the train came along.
Marion Hedopeth,' who robbed a
Frisco train of $20,000 in 1S92, was
sentenced at Jefferson City, Mo., to
twenty-five years' imprisonment.
The fire losses in the United States
during the ten months ended October
81 aggregated S109.S0fl,175.
William T. Jones, a wealthy stock
dealer at Bournville, O., was swindled
out of $7,000 by two confidence men.
Dr. Parkhurst and Mayor-elect
Strong were the guests of honor at the
126th annual banquet of the New York
chamber of commerce.
A case of leprosy was discovered in
Grand Forks county, N. D. The pa
tient was confined in a lonely cabin.
An annex to E. S. Jaffray fc Co.s
New York dry goods store was de
stroyed by fire, the loss being S360.000.
Miss Frances E. Willard was unan
imously reelected president of the Na
tional Woman's Christian Temperance
union at the twenty-first annual ses
sion in Cleveland.
James R. Sovereign was reelected
general master workman of the
Knights of Labor at their meeting in
An Italian's carelessness caused an
explosion in a mine at Collier's Sta
tion, XV. Va., and seven men were
killed and four injured.
Fire in B. F. Wilde & Co.'s coal
pockets at Charleston, Mass., caused a
loss of $125,000.
The eighth annual session of the
fraternal congress opened at Buffalo,
N. Y., with fraternal beneficiary or
ganizations represented having 2,000,
000 members and an aggregate insur
ance of about $2,400,000,000.
Surgeons grafted 210 pieces of skin
on Mrs. Florence Fitzpatrick, who
was terribly burned several months
ag3 in Chicago, and 800 more will be
E. T-. Chamberlain, chief of the
bureau of navigation, in his annual re
port shows that the merchant marine
of the United States comprises 23.5SG
vessels of 4,644,024 tons.
Arrangements were nearly com
pleted for beginning construction of
the American Methodist university in
Wheelman Johnson lowered four
records at Louisville, Ky. His time
for the mile, flying start, was 1:47 U-5.
Secretary Gresham authorized Min
isters Den by and Dun to conduct
negotiations for peace between China
A. Halloban and W. Downing,
prisoners in the jail at Tahlequah,
L T., fired the building and were cre
mated. Rev. C. L. Paddock, of Macedon, N.
Y., was given judgment for $10 against
Mrs. William Bennett for a funeral
Rev. II. S. Harrison, editor of the
Advance, a Congregational weekly,
was struck by a train at La Grange,
I1L, and instantly killed.
A special train over the Pennsyl
vania road covered the 126 miles be
tween Morrisville and Harrisburg in
Several slight shocks of earthquake
were felt at Tacoma, Wash.
The general assembly Knights of
Labor in session at New Orleans de
cided that lawyers and barkeepers
were not eligible to membership.
The most terrific and destructive
windstorm known in twenty years did
great damage at Dunkirk, N. Y., and
WrLLiAM Wickwier and his sister,
who lived 5 miles south of Galesburg,
Mich., were murdered by tramps.
Capt. Philip II. Cooper, the new
superintendent of the United States
naval academy at Annapolis, Md.. is
sued an order prohibiting hazing.
Extreme simplicity marked the
funeral of Robert C Winthrop at Bos
ton. There were no pallbearers or
words of eulogy.
J. L. M. Pierce, of Yankton, S. D-,
was said to have disappeared with 81,
000,000 secured from English capital
ists on spurious paper.
The national fraternal congress in
session at Buffalo. N. Y., barred news
paper artists from its sessions owing
to the printing of a caricature of its
J. D. Brown, a farmer living near
Anrora, III, was robbed of $2,300 in
Chicago by two colored women by the
The dean and six students of Cott-
ner university at Lincoln. Neb., were
arrested for grave robbing.
The report of Paymaster General
Edwin Stewart of the navy for the
fiscal year ended June 80 last shows
that the total amount expended dur
ing the year was $31,370,144.
The Indian bovs at the Seminole
high school at Eufaula, I. T., set the
buildings on fire for the third time
within two years.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Official returns show that the North
Dakota legislature will be made up as
follows: Senate republicans, 24; dem
ocrats, 4; populists, 3. House repub
licans, 50; democrats, 5; populists, 7.
IIamh.ton Stuart, one of the editors
of the Galveston News, died at his
home in Galveston. Te. , aged 81 years.
The official vote in Ohio at the re
cent election gives Taylor (rep.) for
secretary of state a plurality of 137,006.
The official returns of the late elec
tion in Minnesota give Nelson (rep.)
lor governor a plurality of 60.567.
Mrs. Milton Harrington, one of the
six survivors of the Miltimore ma
sacre in Utah in 1859. died in Delavan,
Wis., aged 58 years.
The official vote complete shows that
the Missouri legislature will have a
republican majority of 16 on joint bal
The woman suffrage amendment to
the constitution of Kansas was de
feated at the recent election by a ma-
I jority of 31,175.
Reuben F. Kolb, the defeated popu
list candidate for governor of Ala
bama, issued a manifesto calling on
his supporters to aid him in securing
the executive office on December 1.
Joseph Lewis, at whose shop in Man
chester, England, Stephenson's en
gine was built ia 1829. died in Kansas
Pact. Conrad, president of the Louis
iana and Honduras Lottery companies,
died at New Orleans from heart dis
ease. The official vote of New York gives
Levi P. Morton (rep.) a plurality of
153,833 for governor.
Adam Vanell, who served through
the Blackhawk war with Abraham
Lincoln, died at Santa Rosa, CaL
Three counties in Kansas failed to
cast 200 votes at the recent election
and will lose their representatives.
The democratic majority in Ken
tucky at the recent election, as com
piled by the secretary of state, is 2,173.
The ship Dauntless was reported to
have been run down off Shelburne, N
S., and sunk with her crew of twenty
Mexico was hurrying troops to the
Guatemalan frontier and war between
the two countries was thought to be
Forty-seven persons took refuge in
a church at San Procowio, Italy, dur
ing an earthquake and were buried in
M. Francis Magnard, editor in
chief of the Figaro, died in Paris, aged
Two thousands more Armenians
were massacred by Turks at Sassan,
and their bodies being left unburied
caused an outbreak of cholera.
It was reported that many American
laborers who were duped by sharpers
to go to Panama to work on a railway
were in a starving condition.
Rumors of a royalist attempt to
restore Queen Liliuokalani to the
throne caused uneasiness in Hawaii.
Earthquake shocks continued in
Sicily and southern Italy. Paltni and
Seminary are in ruins. The death list
Impressive ceremonies marked the
entombment of the remains of the late
czar in the cathedral at St- Peters
A HUNDRED AND FIFTY Dutch troops
were killed or wounded in an attack on
Tjakranegara, Java. The Balinese loss
The Danish government issued a de
cree forbidding the importation of live
cattle and dressed meat from the
Japan declined the mediation of the
United States, holding that China
should make direct overtures for peace.
The deaths caused by the earth
quakes in southern Italy and northern
Italy are now known to number more
Anton Gregor Rubinstein, the
pianist and composer, died at Peterhof,
Russia, of heart disease, aged 64 years.
The Yaqui Indians raided the vil
lage of Soyopa, Mexico, and three
women and two men belonging to the
household of Peter Hernandez were
killed in cold blood.
Montreal is to have a world's fair
in 1896. A London syndicate has
agreed to furnish the necessary funds.
Canada is said to be willing to cive
Uncle Sam free use of her canals if he
will pay for their maintenance.
Jose Salvador Franch, the man
who threw the dynamite bomb at the
Liceo theater in Barcelona. Spain, on
November 7, 1S93, killing twenty per
sons and wounding fifty others, v.'aa
executed by the garrote.
William P. Hazen, the chief of the
secret service of the treasury depart
ment, in his annual report shows that
during the year the total number of
arests made was 6S7, nearly all of
which were for violations of the stat
utes relating to counterfeiting United
States money. The amount of altered
or counterfeit notes captured during
the year was $21,300.
The National Fraternal congress in
session at Buffalo, N. Y., elected S. A.
Well, of Pittsburgh, as president.
The official vote of Wisconsin for
governor at the recent election was:
Upham (rep.). 196,452; Peck (dem.),
142,145; Powell (pop.), 25,613; Cleg
horn (pro.), 11,090; Upham's plurality,
Fire at Eldon, la., destroyed the
Rock Island chutes, 1.000 tons of coal,
several cars and two residences. Total
President Moraes issued a decree
granting amnesty to all political of
fenders in Brazil.
While searching for a missing broth
er a Mexican discovered near Chur
intzia the bodies of thirty persons
who had been murdered and hidden in
The remains of Gen. John C. Fre
mont were placed in the Rockland
cemetery at Sparkill, N. Y.
China sent an officer to Japan to ar
range terms of peace. It was said the
government was willing to pay $175,
000.000. Earthquake shocks left only twenty-four
houses uninjured in Reggio
Italy, and crowds of homeless people
were forced to live on the streets.
The Knights of Labor in national
convention at New Orleans decided
that none but the American flag
shonld be carried in their parades.
Robert Fitzsimmons was exonerated
by the coroner's jury at Syracuse, N.
Y., from any criminal intent in the
death of Con. Riordan.
In. attempting to separate Thomas
and Michael Neill, fighting in the
street at Cheyenne, Wyo., Charles
Brultar killed them both.
Mas. Mary Kennedy died at Ash
land, HL, at the age of 100.
H. D. Morgan, treasurer of the
United States, in his annual report
says the net ordinary revenues for the
fiscal year ended June 30 were $297,
722,019, a decrease of $88, 097,609 as
compared with the year before. The
net ordinary expenditures were $367,
525,674. Including the public debt the
total receipts were $724,000,538 and the
United States Treasurer Morgan
Submits His Report.
A Redaction la the Ordinary Hcraiari of
the Uonrnmciit Impairment of the
Gold Reserve fHher Topics
Washington, Nov. 23. The treasur
er of the United States, Hon. D. N.
Morgan, has submitted to Secretary
Carlisle his annual report. The fol
lowing is a synopsis of the document:
The net ordinary revenues for the fiscal year
ending June 30, cents omitted, were .W,722.
019, a decrease of SS8,0tt.6O9 as compared with
the year before. The net ordinary expendi
tures were 367.525.27-.!. a decrease of tl5.U52.fi74.
The total receipts on all accounts were t24,
006.538. and the expenditures i88.55i
At the close of business on June 30. 103.
there stood on the books of the department
charged to the treasurer a balance of 1738.467,
655. Adding to this the receipts on all accounts
elves (1,462,474.003 as total to be accounted for,
and deducting the expenditures, leaves a
balance of (763.565540 on June 80. 1WW.
In addition to these balances, however,
there were other liabilities, arising from the
postal revenues, from disbursing officers and
from other sources, which brought the total to
(776,041.808 at the former date, and to S04.854.
753 at the latter. A tier setting aside the amounts
treated as unavailable, the principal of which
are the deposits made with the state under
the law of 19C6. there remained the turn of
(746,538.655 in 1W3 and the sum of (775.310.
btfj in 1M4 represented by live assets in the
several offices of the treasury and mint, to
gether with deposits in national banks. Of
these balances the sums of (581,593. 82J and
1616.155.83), respectively, were on deposit for
the redemption of outstanding certificates and
treasury notes, leaving$I61,9U!,735 and f IM 154.
739 as the balances on account of the cencra
lie states that the lowest point touched by
the reserve was (52.180.500 on August 7, lst'l
Prior to July. 12. the gold reserve was but
little affected by withdrawals of coin, thero
never having been - any considerable de
mand for the redemption of notes.
Kvcn when gold exports were heavy the metal
furnished by bankers from their vaults or
was obtained from the treasury for gold cer
tificates, of course without impairment to the
reserve. During the last two years, however,
the treasury has been called upon to furnish
nearly the whole of the requirements for ex
portation, and there have recently been con
siderable withdrawals for other uses.
The treasurer rirHrVs that the Impairment
of the golJ reserve rendering necessary the
Issue of bonds in February was caused chiefly
by tbe depletion of the treasury resulting
from insufflotent revenues. Even when the
supply of paper had become so reduced that
the treasury was obliged to pay out large
sums of gold in the ordinary disbursements
the coin was freely returned in the revenues.
The proceeds of this loan were (.S8.C60.0U0 in
gold coin and certificates, but during the
month of February there were redeemed (W,
00.0U0of notes in gold, presumably to meet
subscriptions to the loan, so that the net gold
proceeds were about ..tOO,000. This, to
gether with a gain of (l.DOUOOJ In gold from
ordinary sources, brought up the reserve
during the month from f6j.uu0.0u0 to
(106.5) 10,000. while the net assets of the
treasury, with an excess of f 7.000 000
of expenditures over receipu for the
month. Increased from (125.0OO.0tf) to (177.
Ouo.uuO. EHirlng the succeeding months till
the end of the first week in August the re
serve was affected by deficient revenues and
withdrawals of gold for export, the move
ment abroad having been stimulated by the
necessity which the treasury was uuder of
furnishing to exporters new full weight after
the supply of old pieces had become exhausted.
With reference to the retirement of treasury
notes the treasurer says that prior to August.
18t3. the treasury had been able to provide for
the redemption of treasury notes In silver dol
lars out of the holdings of free .silver, no
that there had not been, up to that
time, any impairment of the total amount of
the silver fund accumulated under the act. Oa
the 3d of that month, however, the silver dol
lars and bullion in the treasury had become
reduced to the amount required by law to be
retained for the payment of outstanding treas
ury notes and certificates, and the de
mand for the redemption of notes continuing
In consequence of the scarcity of small
denominations of currency, it became neces
sary to draw upon the dollars coined especially
for that purpose. The silver fund being thus
impaired, tbe notes so redeemed were can
celled, la order to preserve the required equal
ity between the silver In the treasury and the
notes outstanding. The total amount of the
notes retained in this way. up to October 31,
was (4 7VJ.434.
To the end of September last the total re
demption of United States notes in gold since
the resumption of specie payments were (181.
8 JO ,1)00, and tbe total redemptions of the treas
ury notes In gold from their first issue were
(68,5J0.0(J. The two important events of the
year affecting the condition of the public debt
were tbe issue of J50.O0O.OW of 5 per cent, bonds
to replenish tbe gold reserve and the stoppage
of the purchase of silver bullion by the issue
cf treasury notes.
The amount of the new Issues of United
States paper currency put into circulation dur
ing the year was I350.bo9.190. having been ex
ceeded but once, in 1892. The amount of worn
and mutilated notes redeemed was (3l9.0u2.290.
This also has been exceeded but once, in
ltrjl The total paper circulation reached
Us highest point in May last, when
It stood at ll.175.000.0oa Since then,
there has been a slight contraction, caused
chiefly by the gradual redemption and retire
ment of gold certificates, the Issue of which
was suspended, as the law requires, when tbo
gold reserve of the treasury fell below 1100
000.000. Notwithstanding a change In the regulations.
whereby senders of national bank notes for
redemption were required to bear the charges
of transportation, the redemptions were the
heaviest since 1886. amounting to (105.000.0u0,
or more than half of the average circulation.
The management of the Columbian exposi
tion having finally declined to defray the ex
penses of recolnlng tbe Columbian half-dollars,
which have found their way Into . tbe
treasury, they have been offered to the public
at par in exchange for gold or gold certificates,
and a considerable sum of them has been dis
tributed In that manner. The Isabella quar
ters In the treasury are retained for the requi
sition of the board of lady managers of the ex
position. The amount of counterfeit sliver coin and
fractional currency detected at tbe offices of
the treasury during the year was (10,500, an In
crease of (JO0 over the year before
There was an increase daring the year of II .
S52.250 In the face value of the bonds held on
account of the sinking funds of the Pacific
railroads, which amounted, on June 30, to (,8,
600,000. Will Bead flpe to Hawaii.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 2a The An
niston Pipe k Foundry company has
received notice it has been successful
In bidding for 8100,000 worth of iron
ewer pipe for the city of Honolulu.
Geohok Henschel has written.
Stabat Mater, which will be given in
Albert hall this winter by the Royal
A new string sextet, by a boy of six
teen named Bernhard Ivohler,' recently
created an extraordinary sensation at
A manuscript mass by Bellini is re
ported to have been discovered in Italy.
It has been 6ent to the Naples con
servatory of music to have its genuine
ness passed npon.
The Founder of the Salvation Army Talks
of Ills Mission to America.
Chicago, Nov. 2a Gen. William
Booth, the picturesque founder and
present head of the Salvation army,
met the representatives of the Chicago
newspapers in the rooms of the Press
club Thursday morning. Gen. Booth
had just arrived in Chicago over the
Michigan Central road from Saginaw.
Gen. Booth began by telling his
hosts in a general way the object of
his visit to America. He had come to
see what more could be done in the
furtherance of the army's work here.
He also wanted to see the American
people, explain to them more fully the
object of the army and the principles
of his social scheme, get the prayers
of more of the good people and get a
little more of the rich people's money.
With reference to his social scheme,
he was asked how he proposed to
solve labor difficulties. Be said there
was only one way, and that was to '
transfer the surplus of laboring men.
If in one 6pot there was work for only I
1,200 men and 1,500 men were looking
for jobs, the 800 who were left idle,
in order to secure employment, would
offer their services' cheaper. This
would cause strikes. The remedy
in such a case would be to remove the
surplus of help to some less thickly
populated portion of this country and
give to each man a portion of ground
to till for himself.
Here the general was interrupted
and asked if he did not consider the
farmers one of the most miserable
classes in tbe world to-day. He re
piled: "One of the most miserable, but the trouble
lies In the fact that the farmer of to-day farms
for tbe market Instead of farming for himself.
If he would eat what he raised he would have
plenty and still something to market. Then
he would be Independent. A man has an In
stinctive liking for a piece of lacd all his own,
and if be could be taught to run his farm on
the proper plan he would be thoroughly inde
pendent. Independence would bring content
ment and among all tbe classes of people of
this earth there is a no more happy community
than a contented peasantry."
The great evil in America was the
government, he said. Majorities were
generally foolish in their opinions.
However, he did not indorse mon
archies or aristocracies. He favored
the government which controlled the
Salvation Army, which he 6aid was
not military in the strict sense of that
term. It was a government of love.
The wisest and best men should be at
the head and the others to obey; that
was the plan. It was David's idea of
government, and it was his.
The reception to Gen. liooth by the
ministers of Chicago in the afternoon
at Willard hall was a remarkable
occasion. Every seat was filled long
in advance, and. a dense throng
stood in the vestibule and aisles
Every pastor, theological professor
and religious worker in the city seemed
to be present, and the interest and en
thusiasm were something remarkable
Gen. Booth made a thorough explana
tion of the plans and methods of work
of the Salvation Army.
Gen.. Booth delivered his lecture on
"Darkest England" at night at the
Auditorium. The great theater waa
crowded from floor to ceiling by an
intelligent, eager and enthusiastic au
dience, who laughed and wept and
cheered from the beginning to the
close of the exercises.
The lecture was preeeded by a pa
rade through the streets of all the
forces of the army in Chicago. The
place of rendezvous was the Columbus
statue on the lake front, from which
point the Salvationists of both sexes,
to the number of 500, marched with
martial music, torchlights and bril
TO BUY BONDS.
Canadian Gold in Considerable Quantity
deceived In New York.
New York. Nov. 2a The New York
agency of a large Canadian institution
has received from its correspondents
at San Francisco 8250,000 in prold with
in the last two days, and $500,000 in
gold has been shipped by the Bank of
Montreal to its agency in this city for
the purpose of subscribing to the gov
ernment laan. A Wall street banking
firm with Paris and San Francisco con
nections is also receiving small parcels
of gold from California.
New York, Nov. 2a It was reported
Thursday that after a protracted con
ference a syndicate was made up dur
ing the afternoon to take one-half of
the 850,000,000 government loan.
President Stewart, of the United
States Trust company, and
his friends to subscribe for
the other half. The new syndicate is
said to comprise the Chemical, Park,
Importers and Traders, the Chase, the
Fourth national and the Bank of Com
merce. These banks are among the
largest holders of gold, and if they
take the loan the treasury will be a
large gainer of the yellow metaL
KNIGHTS OF LABOR PLANS.
Kesotutloos Adopted at the w Orleans
New Orleans, Nov. 2a Knights of
Labor had a busy session Thursday.
Resolutions were adopted that the
legislatures of the various states
be memorialized to enact laws
providing for the creation of
state labor bureaus; that all trades
men shall affiliate wjth organizations
of their own trade; that in labor pa
rades no flags except the national col
ors shall be carried, and that a plank
be inserted in the Knights of Labor
preamble against gambling in farm
products or options.
Rodewlg Befuses to Testify.
Battle Ckkek, Mich., Nov. 2a The
examination of the alleged Grand
Trunk train wreckers was resumed
Thursday. The men have also been
arrested on the charge of conspiracy.
At the examination Bodewig and
Knowles the prosecution's most im
portant witnesses, refused to testify
and the examination was adjourned to
January 2. The men were taken to
Moraes Orant Ceneial Amnesty.
Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 2a President
Moraes has issued a decree granting
amnesty to all political offenders.
WILL PAY DEARLY.
China Said to Have Offered Japan av Wu
Indemnity of 175, OOO.OOO.
Hiroshima, Nov. 2a It is reported
that China has intimated that she will
offer to pay a war indemnity of 100,
000,000 tee Is (about $75,000,000), and in
addition pay all the war expenses in
curred by Japan.
Tikx This, Nov. 2a The chief of
the imperial customs here, De Ting,
who was recently summoned to Pekin
in order to confer with the govern
ment as to ways and means for raising
money for the war, has lef y for Japan
in order to arrange terms of peace. i
Washington. Nov. 2a In accord
ance with a suggestion of Japan, the
state department has notified Minister
Dun at Tokio and Minister Denby at
Peking to transmit such direct offer
as China may wish to make to
Japan. As the cable directions
were sent Tnescay, sufficient time
has not yet elapsed to determine
whether China will consent to make
an offer direct and definite, as Japan
insists must be done. '
A cable from Japan states, however,
that China has intimated her willing
ness to pa' an indemnity of 100,000,000
taels, and in addition pay all the war
expenses incurred by Japan. As the
war expenses reach 150,000,000 taels the
total offer of China would be 250,000,
000 taels. The tael is the Chinese
silver coin, worth about 75 cents at
the present exchange, so that the
whole payment would be approximate
ly 175,000,000 American. The amount
is regarded here as quite large, and it
is believed arrangements between the
two nations could "be effected on terms
providing for a smaller war indemnity.
Yokohama, Nov. 23. The Chinesa
Pie Yang squadron is reported to
have shelled the Japanese troops
marching on Port Arthur. A des
perate battle between the Chinese
and Japanese fleets is said to have fol
lowed. The result of the engagement
is not known.
Washington, Nov. 2a The navy de
partment has an official cablegram an
nouncing that the Chinese battleship
Chen Yuen, the most formidable ves
sel in the Chinese navy, was damaged
by a torpedo on leaving Wei Hai Wei
on the 18th inst and was beached, and
is now useless. Commodore Lin, in
command of the Chen Vuen, commit
ted suicide after the disaster.
It would appear from the facts in
the cable that the ship fell a victim to
one of the torpedoes planted by the
Chinese themselves to guard the en
trance to Wei Hai Wei, which was the
last of the great naval strongholds of
the empire save Port Arthur, now
tottering to its fall. It was as
well that Commodore Lin com
mitted suicide, for he would doubtiess
have been decapitated as the result of
his error. It is believed here that this
loss has deprived the Chinese navy of
its offensive power. There remain the
Ting Yuen, another powerful battle
ship, and a few lesser ironclads, but
without the aid of the Chen Y'uenthey
would hardly dare to make an offen
sive campaign, and probably will re
main in port to assist in the defense.
A Coroner's Jury Kefnses to Hold Bob
lit zlm mon.
Stracuse. N. Y"., Nov. 23. The in
quest touching the death of Cornelius
Riordan. who was killed in a sparring
bout with Robert Fitzsimmons in the
H. R. Jacob's opera house last
Friday night, was held Thurs
day night before Coroner Roberts and a
jury. The jury brought in a verdict
finding that Riordan was killed by an
accidental blow delivered by Fitz
simmons during a sparring match,
and exonerating the latter from all
blame. Strong testimony against
Fitzsimmons was given by Dr. D. M.
Totman, who attended Riordan. He
testified that tbe blows delivered by
Fitzsimmons alone caused death.
All the members of the police force
and local pugilists who saw the fight
and were present at Riordan's death
swore that the blow struck by Fitz
simmons was a light one, and that
they thought the man was shamming
to avoid punishment. They thought
his death was caused by alcoholic ex
cesses. District Attorney S. J. Shove says
that despite the verdict of the cor
oner's jury he will present the case to
the grand jury of Onondaga county.
WISCONSIN'S POPULIST VOTE.
Increase in Two Tears from 9,60 to
Over X7.000 Official Return.
Madison. Wis., Nov. 2a The most
striking thing about the official re
turns filed with the secretary of state
is the great increase in the populist
vote of the state during the last two
years. Their vote this year for
governor is almost three times that
of two years ago. In the two years
the vote lias increased from 9,640 to
over 25.000. A careful estimate of
the results of the recent election based,
on the official returns received from,
fifty-five counties shows that Upham's
vote will be over 51 per cent, of the.
total number polled. The democrats
cast for their 6tate ticket a little less,
than 89 per cent, of the total vote..
The populists have over 7 per cent, of
the whole vote and the prohibitionists
less than 8 per cent
The official vote of the state for gov
ernor is: Upham (rep.), 196,45a: Peck
(dem.), 142,145; roweu (pop.;, zo.oio;
Cleghorn (pro.). 11,098; Upham's plu
rality, 54.30". The returns show that
the net republican pluralities exceed
those of Gov. -elect Upham by 12,226.
Bemalaa of Oen. Fremont Interred on tie
Bank nf the Haitian.
Sparkill, N. Y., Nov. 2a On the
cre6t of a high hill commanding a view
of the Hudson rivet and the coun
try to the west of 1 for miles,
and miles, the remains of Gen. John
C Fremont were on Thursday placed
at rest The remains of the man
whose name was once a household,
word had been in the receiving vault
here since March, 1891, when they
were transferred from Trinity ceme
tery. New York, where they had been
placed after the funcxal on. July IS,
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