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BANK OP LEXINGTON, VA.. SYS
THE CASHIER STOLE 1B0UT $150,000
fla Ha Bhi Stealing for Twenty-Ftvf
YaarsTha Bank fcafl With Only
,0O0 la Cash UnslaeM la Par
alysed en Account of tha
Wreck of th Institution
Many People) Suffer. . -
JUCHHOND, Vs., Feb. 19. It IS HOW
quite certain that G, M. Figgatt, the
defaulting cashier of the Bank of
Lexington, stole about 8150,000 from
that institution 880,000 of the capital
stock and nearly $70,000 belonging to
depositors. The developments show
that bis stealings covered twenty-five
years and depositors are angry with
tbe directors lor having failed to de
tect what was going on. The bank
is left with only 86,000 in cash.
Lexington is a town of 3,000 popu
lation and is the county seat of Rock
bridge, a thrifty farming community.
Business is almost paralysed on ac
count of the wreck of this financial
During the time Figgatt had been
stealing he had had many bondsmen
and the situation is so complicated it
will be hard to recover anything from
them and it is likely that nearly
everything will be lost There is no
doubt that he had accomplices in the
robbery. A director said the investi
gation was sure to make some start
ling disclosures. Some persons of
Very high standing are thought to
have profited by the embezzlement
CHINA ASKS FOR FAVORS.
Feaee Negotiation! May Be Held at Port
Arthur for LI Hang's BeneBt.
Ties Tsin, Feb. 19. The Tsung LI
Yemen, the Chinese foreign officer,
has requested Mr. Denby, United
States minister, to suggest to the gov
ernment of Japan that the peace en
voys appointed by the two countries
meet at Port Arthur or some dace
near Tien Tsin in order to suit the
convenience of LI Hung Chang, one
of the Chinese envoys. The Chinese
government has requested John W.
Foster, who was selected to assist the
Chinese envoys in the peace negotia
tions, to meet Li Hung Chang at Tien
Tsin. Mr. Foster, who is now at
Shanghai, will probably leave for
Tien Tsin as soon as communication
between the two places is opened.
A FRENCH EMBARGO NEXT.
Carmen Call on the Ministry to Shut
Out American Cattle.
PABis,Feb. 19. A deputation repre
senting the farmers in the depart
ments of Pas do Calais and Nord vis
ited M. uadauil, minister of agricul
ture, ana pointed out to him the
grave danger of infection to French
cattle arising from the importation
oi American cattle suffering from con
tagious diseases. M. Qadaud informed
the delegation that the matter to
which they referred had been sub
mitted to a committee of experts on
cattle diseases and their decision
would shortly be given.
No Special Intervention.
Washington, Feb. 19. It is cosi-
lively denied at the state department
that (secretary Oresham has inter
vened especially in the case of Major
Seward, one of the Americans under
death sentence at Honolulu for trea
son, or that he has addressed a spe
cial message on the subject to Minis
ter Willis, to be forwarded by the
first steamer from Vancouver.
Schooner and Sugar Cargo Lost.
Philadelphia, Feb. 19. The Phila
delphia barkentine, Sadie Thompson,
Captain Mowatt, bound from Nassau
for this port with 5,600 bags of sugar
vaiuea at 8100.000, consigned to the
sugar trust, has been totally wrecked
on Memory rock, Bahamas. The ves
sel is valued at 850,000 and together
with the cargo was fully covered by
insurance in local companies. The
crew probably escaped.
Women In Council.
Washington, Feb. 19. The formal
epenipg of the second triennial ses
sion of the National Council of Women
of the United States began at the Me
tropolis hotel to-day, Mrs. May
Wright Sewall, its president, in the
Chair. The council is a representa
tive body, composed of delegates from
all of the twenty associations of
women throughout the country.
Foreclosure Resolution Presented.
Washington, Feb. 19. The Julian
resolution from the Missouri house of
representatives was presented to the
house by Mr. Dockery. It requests
Missouri representatives and senators
to vote for the foreclosure of the gov
ernment's mortgage on the Pacific
railroads. It was referred to the Pa
cific railroad committee.
Archduke Albreeht Dead.
Vienna, Feb. 19. Archduke Al
brecht died to-day at Arco, South
Tyrol, of congestion of the lungs.
He was in his 78th year. He was the
oldest son of Archduke Charles, a
brother of the grandfather of the
Emperor Francis Joseph and Princess
Henrietta of Nassau-Weilburg.
Pool Operator Irwin Acquitted.
PrrrsBTOG, Feb. 19. The sealed ver
dict in the case against George M.
Irwin for false pretenses was opened
this morning. It found the discre
tionary pool operator not guilty of the
offense charged but ordered him to
pay the costs of the case.
, Flame In Siloam Springs, Ark.
Siloah Springs, Ark., Feb, 19.
Last night fire destroyed a brick
block in the central part of the city
and a stock of goods belonging to M.
E. Hudson. The loss is about 830,000,
SEAL KILLERS NUMEROUS.
H Traffiw Kmwmt So Grwst ae at FfMai
Daeplta I ha 4(rnnfc
Montreal, Feb. 19. Information
nas been received at Ottawa from Vic
toria, B. C, which shows that the seal
killing Industry, far from being
killed by the Bering sea arbitration
arrangements, never was in a more
flourishing condition than to-day, and
never were more persons engaged in
it up to date fifty vessels nave
sailed for the grounds. One half are
bound for the Japanese coast and the
other naif to hunt in British Colum-
Dia ana i'aciuc waters. On tbe ves
sels which have gone to Japan are 60S
nunters, nearly all ot whom are
whites, the crun being used freely in
hunting on the coast of Japan. On
the other vessels there are 178 whites
and 603 Indians, making a total of
1,885 persons employed in - tbe indus
try, exclusive of those who will go to
sea on tbe schooners still in port
BARRIOS IN A DILEMMA.
Either Disastrous War With Mexico
m Revolution Must Be Faced.
Citt of Guatemala, Feb. 19. Riots
are frequent in many sections of the
country. While no one is important,
considered together they indicate
universal discontent Should Presl
dent Barrios be unable to divert the
attention of the people bv a foreicrn
warn js oeuevea that he cannot pre'
vent a revolution, which will accom-
Elish his overthrow. The malcontents
ave no concerted plan yet, and they
lack a leader with the confidence of
the army and the people.
AFTER THE TRUSTS.
senator Leedy Calls for State Proseco
tlou of the lUg Combines.
xopeka, aan., ieD. 19. a concur
rent resolution was introduced in the
senate by Mr. Leedy to compel the
enforcement of the law against trusts.
senator Leedy names the sugar trust.
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vuo oi.auua.ru uu company, the soap
trust, me cracker trust, the starch
trust, the match trust and several
others in his resolution and declares
that they are operating in Kansas.
The resolution will pass the senate.
Big Exporters Unite.
New York. Feb. 19. The long rum
ored consolidation of two of the larg
est nouses in the export trade of the
United States Flint & Co. and
Coombs, Crosby & Eddy has at last
been consummated. The new con
cern of Flint, Eddy & Ca has a capi
tal stock of $3,500,000 and the consoli
dation has been effected for the pur
pose of extending the trade of both
firms, which already includes seventy
countries ana colonies.
Two Montana Bllxsard Victims.
Butte, Mont, Feb. 19. Reports of
additional fatalities in the recent
blizzard in the eastern part of the
state are received almost daily.
August bhaefer, agent of a stock
company in Fergus county, started to
assist the herders and got lost in the
Diinaing snow, ms body was found
within a lew rods of the house. A
nerder for State Senator Swift, near
Miles City, named Smith, was lost in
No Drayton Case Hearing.
Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 19. The
Drayton case did not come up in the
chancery chambers to-day as had been
expected. There was a big crowd of
spectators and newspaper men pres-
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cui waning lor tne case to pe called.
but shortly after noon Chancellor
McGill announced that there had been
no appearance of the interested peo
ple, ana the case went over.
To repeal the TJsnrv Law.
Jefferson Citt, Ma, Feb. 19. Mr.
Julian introduced in the house a bill
to repeal the law passed in 1891 reg
ulating the rate of interest on all
loans, chattels and personal security.
It is claimed by those interested that
the usury law of 1891 has proved a
narasnip instead oi a benefit to the
40.000 Reward for Fraker.
Kansas Citt, Ma, Feb. 19. The in
surance companies who were defend
ants in the suit brought by the heirs
of Dr. George Fraker, which was re
cently compromised in the United
States circuit court, have offered
$40,000 to any one who will produce
mm auve during the next six months.
Cllne Cameron's Rash Act.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19. At the
female hospital of this city Cliue W.
f , . - - .
vameron, a, youm OI . 18. made a
desperate attempt to end the lives of
girl wife, Mamie, aged 17, and him
self. His wife will die.
Ihree Children Suffocated.
Gratling, Mich., Feb. 19. Three
children, aged 9, 6 and 4 years re
spectively, lost their lives in a fire at
Lewiston last night
NEWS IN BRIEF.
A suit has been brought at Colum
bus, Ohio, to test the income tax law.
Asa Mulford of Greenville, I1L, a
classmate of uarHeld, hanged himself.
The Irish National Federation
passed resolutions denouncing John
Redmond for voting against the
Lount de Castellane, who is to
marry Anna Gould, will have a wed
ding gift of 1,000,000 francs from his
Bills are pending in several legis
latures looking to the reduction of
The German government has raised
the duty on imported canned meats
sixty cents per 100 kilogrammes.
The French chamber of deputies re
fused 305 to S05, to order the separa
tion oi cnurcn ana state.
Because his wife upbraided him for
gambling, Gus Batiste of Algiers, La,,
snot ner dead in a gambling den.
Professor Ernest Curtius, the emin
ent archaeologist, was run over by a
sleigh in Berlin and seriously injured.
Ihe Wyoming legislature has
ordered suit against ex-State Treasur
er Otto Gramm and his bondsmen for
$56,000 lost in the S. A. Kent bank at
Cheyenne, which failed in July, 1883.
The north wing of Music hall.
Buffalo, N. Y was damaged by fire
to the extent of about $50,000.
GRAY OF DELAWARE DEFENDS
REPLIES TO ATTACKS HADE OH HIM.
Mr. Stewart Criticises the Bond Coa-
traet and Declares There la Mo Au
thority In Law for the Transac
tion Tbs Delaware Senator
Sharply Bebnkea Congrats
for Inaction. ,
Washington, Feb. 19. The senate
was the center of interest as a result
of the warm- discussion of the finan
cial question and the personal criti
cisms of the preside t Saturday. Mr.
Vilas of Wisconsin had a roll of
manuscript and a ile of books be
fore him, ready to esume the finan
cial debate where it was left off.
Mr. Stewart of Nevada was the first
to continue the criticism of the bond
contract by callini? ud his rpKnlntmn
declaring that the government had
no legal authority to buy gold coin in
preference to silver coin for any
cause whatever. He spoke of the
humiliating position of tha TTnitAd
States in being held by the throat by
a gold commission, which had the
power to "coerce and squeeze" the
country up to next October, when the
Mr. Gray of Delaware, who is rn.
ognized as close to the- administra
tion, expressed surprise that th n.
ators from Massachusetts, Lode-e. and
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wturauu, vvoicoic ana Teller, had
gone so far out of their way to in
auige in a violent assault nnnn t.h
executive. The president had per
formed a duty incumbent on him by
stating tnat the law was such that.
any evasion of it would have been
a piain dereliction of duty. Con
gress nad made this law. It
maae it necessary to maintain
ine parity between th mo tola
oy reaeeming in either. No sooner
naa con cress assembled than tho
president applied to it concerning the
cuuuiwons. a bill was
formed on the lines suggested in that
message, ana the house saw fit. tr,
ject it Again the president applied
w congress, air. Urav read from tha
president's message urging patriotio
buu uuparusau action to meet the
-uoes ine senator f.hinir
jeciea Mr. &tewart, "that the presi
1 -.a- . .a. M.AM kBl-
dent has re-established confidence in
affairs by hiring the assistance of a
CONGRESS 8HARPLT REBUKED.
ray said he would full con
sider that point later. PrnnA1in,
with the president's message, he read
the specific statement that the law
did not provide for bonds payable in
gold. At that time Mr. Lodge had
not complained of the condition clear
ly set forth by the president, but had
waited until now to present a scath
ing denunciation. "Having thus ap
plied to congress." continued Mr.
Gray, "having thus presented the sit
uation to both branches of congress
in appeals almost pathetic in their
earnestness the president was left
alone to struggle with the condition
ape. to meet it."
The senator told of the
drains of gold from the treasury.
running up to $7,000,000 in one week
shortly before this contract was
made. From December 1 last 11 n rn
the time of the contract $17,000,800
had been withdrawn and of this only
one-half was exported, showing that
mo umer uu.ii was hoarded at hnm.
"lias the senator lost sio-ht nf tha
fact," asked Mr. Wolcott, "that the
secretary of the treasury has reported
to us that he had used $105,000,000 of
that gold for current expenses?"
This did not divert Mr. Gray from
his line of argument as to the gold
withdrawals for export and for hoard
ing at home.
"Right here I want to ask."
Mr. Peffer, "is there any law which
compels the secretary of the treasury
to pay demand notes in gold instead
of in silver?"
I have not said there was anv
such law," replied Mr. Gray. 'T know
of no such law. But the obligation
to maintain the parity between
metals makes it absolutely ininm.
bent to treat these metals eauallv"
Mr. Hill rose at this noint. t. u
that the question of Mr. Wolcott
Bhould not go unanswered. The sec
retary of the treasury had not re
ported to the senate that he had used
$105,000,000 of the gold for current ex
penses. Mr. Teller wanted to read the s-
retary's report, but Mr. Gray would
"And this drain of irold continued."
resumed Mr. Gray, "until the sub
treasurer at New York reported that
they could not bold out another day.
Then came the great question. Was
the country to go to a silver basis be
tween sundown and sunup or was it
to secure the gold absolutely neces
sary to maintain the parity and ex
changeability between the two
metals? What would you have
said if the president had not
met that emergency and performed
his duty? Would we have heard such
animadversions, such as those of Sat.
nrday for not rescuing the country
from the grave crisis then presented?
Action was imperative and quick ac
tion. It was to be done in tha twin.
ty-four hours. What time was there
to advertise for bids for gold?"
Mr. Gray forcibly ursred the irravitir
of the condition which eomnpllfld
speedy action and an appeal to thosa
who had the srold.
Mr. Wolcott here came forward with
"Does the senator know of any one
other than Bussell Sage who has
hoarded gold?" Mr. Wolcott asked.
"I do not." said Mr. Gray. "But I
do not know Russell Sage or any of
his kind, and it would be no pleasure
if I did."
Mr. Gray then ured support of the
Hill resolution lor paying in the best
money in use.
Mr. Gray declared that the real at
tacks on the credit of the countr
were not from the president, but
from senate who proclaimed
their criticisms to the world. He
closed with much vigor. "We have
uvea dutno during this grave emerg
ency. We have left the president to
fight this battle alone for the credit
and honor of the United States. And
the people of this country will not
forget that the American congress
deserted the president in the hour of
Mr. Sherman secured recognition
after a brief attention to routine
business and took up the thread
of tbe financial debate, bemg accorded
the closest, attention. . "The real
question," said he, "is, shall this gov
ernment pay its obligations in gold
or in some other coin. I wish to
point out that in every act, every
loan, every sale of bonds since 1869,
this government has demanded void."
Mr. Grays statement that had it
not been for the bond contract
the United States might have gone
to a silver, basis in twenty
four hours created something of
a stir. When asked about the matter
after his speech he said that every
thing that he had said on that point
was substantially stated in a tele
grom from tha sub-treasurer in New
TO MEET THE DEFICIENCY.
Senate Appropriations Committee Pro
vides for Certificates of Indebtedness.
Washington, Feb. 19. The full
senate committee on appropriations
to-day decided to report an amend'
men i to tne sundry civil approona-
lion bill lor $100,000,000 of certificates
of indebtedness of denominations of
$0, to run for two years and draw
three per cent interest and to be cood
oniy ior tne purpose of supplying the
Ihe amendment is regarded as
direct assault upon the president, and
excellent opinion seriously auestions
whether he would sign as an accepta
ble measure of relief one containing
bucn an indirect airront.
Mr. Reed says that, if the adminis
tration is opposed to the provision, it
will probably pass. The silver men
say that they would resist it with the
utmost endeavor. Mr. Bryan does
not protest that he would die, but
does 6ay that he would sit in his seat
till noon of March 4 obstructively.
Livingstone echoes the statement
with effusive protestations of de'
Suspension Day In the House.
vABiiiJNTON, reo. iv. This wat
suspension day in the house. Under
the rule, if a second was ordered, any
oui could be placed upon its passage
after thirty minutes' debate. Several
miuor measures were men passed, as
was also a bill to raise the rate of
pensions of Mexican war veterans tc
$12 a month.
Electrical Workers Locked Out.
New York, Feb. 19. Nine hun
dred men of Local Union No. 3 of the
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in
this city are locked out by the Elec
trical Contractors' association, to
head off a strike proposed by tha
workers. The fiVht is for a reduction
of the working hours from nine to
eight, at $3 a day.
Brooklyn I roller Strike Cost A3, 090,00 0
Brookltn, N. Y., Feb. 19. The
trolley strike which has lasted thirty-
four days, has cost an enormous
amount of money. Three million
dollars is considered by those in
volved a moderate estimate.
Father M. A. Finn at Rest.
Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 19.
Father M. A. Finn, Catholic chaplain
of the soldiers' home and of Vincent's
orphan asylum, died yesterday morn
ing at the orphan asylum of pneu
No Action on the Teller Bill.
Washington, Feb. 19. The confer
ence on the Teller bill ended without
result Another meeting will be held
and the conferrees will try to patch
Detroit Saloons Closed.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 19. Owing
chiefly to the efforts of the Civic Fed
eration recently organized in this
city, all the saloons in the city were
Lord Randolph Churchill's Successor.
London, Feb. 11. Mr. Fardel, Con
servative, has been returned without
opposition as a member of parliament
for bouth faddmgton, in succession
to the late Lord Randolph Churchill.
Right Arm Paralyzedl
Saved from St. Vitus Dance.
"Our daughter, Blanche, now fif
teen years of age, had been terribly
afflicted with nervousness, and had
lost the entire use of her right arm.
We feared St. Vitus dance, and tried
the best physicians, with no benefit.
She has taken three bottles of Dr.
Miles' Nervine and has gained 31
pounds. Her nervousness and symp
toms of St. Vitus dance are entirely
gone, she attends 6chool regularly,
and has recovered complete use of
her arm, her appetite is splendid."
UBS. B. R. BULLOCK, Brighton, N. V.
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guarantee that the first Dottle will benefit.
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It will be sent, prepaid, on receipt of price
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Notice to Non-Resident Defendantt,
In the DiatrictCourt In and for Lancaster eonaty,
Nancy L. Sargent,
Carlos C. Burr, Mary E. Burr, bis
wife; cnarlotte N. Darlington, D.
B, Welch, first name unknown; S.
A. Maxwell & Company. The First
National Bank, a corporation of
To Charlotte N. Darlington. H. A. Maxwell
Company and D. B. Welch, first name unknown,
You are hereby notified that on the 12th dav
sf December, 1894. Nancy L. Sargent, the plain till
herein, filed her petition In the above entitled
eanse of action in the District Conrt in and tot
Lancaster county, Nebraska, against tbe defend,
ants.Carlos C. Burr, Mary E. Burr, bis wife; Char
lotte N, Darlington, D. B. Welch, first nnme un
known; S. A. Maxwell ft Company, The First Na
tional Bank, a corporation of Seward, Nebraska,
the object and prayer of which are to foreclose a
certain mortgage executed by the defendant,
Carlos C. Burr and Mary E. Burr bis wife, on the
second day of June. 1890, to the plaintiff, upon
the undivided one-half H of lot numbered
eighteen (18), in block numbered eighty-five (85),
in the town (now city) of Lincoln in tbe county
of Lancaster, and state of Nebraska, to seen re
the payment of one certain promissory not
dated June tbe second, 1890, for the sum ot four
teen hundred ($1400) dollars due and payabls
on the first day of June, 1893; that there is now
due upon said note and mortgage the enm ol
fourteen hundred ($1400) dollars, together wita
Interest thereon from the first day of October,
1898, and plaintiff prays for a decree that
the defendant, Carloe C. Burr, be required to pay
the same or that said premises may be sold
to satisfy the amount found due on said not
Yon are required to answer said petition on Ok
before the 11th day of March, 1895.
NANCY L. SARGENT, Plaintiff.
By John H. Grossmann, her Attorney.
Dated January 28, 1895,
Lincoln, Nebraska. 34M
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