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notice to Subscribers.
Aa tk eaal eat and eteaMM bimum of
tying-ubacribers of IbadaM of their exptra
Sou we will mark this nolle with a bio or
nd ooncil.on the date at which their obaorls
Hon axpirea. We will tend th paper tw
weeks after explratlea, it not nmim j
l tune it wiu be diMonttanwd.
J cart 8, 18fll. Forenoon. wi
Convention. Anorder has been issued
excluding the people from the galleries
and from tne house; memoers, report
ers and other privileged persons alone
' being admitted, baring ueir creaen
tiafs O KM bv the proper authorities.
The war of rcsterday bids fair to be
-continued. Speaker Elder and the
frlttjr iittle Lieutenant-Governor Mel
lejohn both being in the speaker's
place and engaged apparently in argu
ment. Ho wo of Nemaha and others of the
railroad crowd trying to get the speak'
er to vacate, and thus enable the fern
ing of the declaration of Jim Boyd'a
J. D. Moore of Lincoln stepped upon
the edge of tne platform and refused to
vacate on ihe order of the sergeant-at-arms,
and at this writing they are still
wrangling with a prospect of a black
eye for somebody.
It is reported that a committee con
- sisting of a delegation from each of the
three parties to reach an agreement bo
.as to avoid trouble has been, appointed
and Is at present out. ,
' NEAB 13 u.
The house was culled to order and
- Howe of Nemaha moved that we now
take a recess nntil 3 o'clock.
It was moved that resolutions be
adopted declaring that the joint con
vention has no rules for Us govern
ment. The speaker pnt the motion on the
.resolutions and Meiklejohn put the mo
tion for a recess. Meiklejohn declared
the motion for a recess carried, and El
der declared tne resolution adopted.
Meiklejohn, at the head of the' demo
republican crowd, left the chamber.
. The roll call was then taken and a
quorum was found to be present. -
Senator Stevens of Linco'n Co.,moved
the following which was adopted:
I move you Mr. Speaker that tbe joint
rules governing the senate and house
-of representatives of the session of 1889,
be adopted with the exception of rule
(15) which shall be amended to read as
follows: ' '
. "When there shall be a joint conven
tion of the senate and the house tbe
proceedings, shall bo entered , at length
on the journals of each. The speaker
of the house shall -preside over such con
vention and the secretary of the senate
shall act as chief clerk, assisted by the
chief clerk of the house."
Adopted. Ay es 54.
Jiie speaker announced that ' Attorney-General
Lee se wa present and
would state the law in his opinion in re
gard to the proceedings at this time. '
Moved and sustained that the attor
ney general would give his opinion.
v The attorney-general advised the
convention to canvass the vote in ac
cordance with the writ issued by the
He said that he would do so undei
protest, however, and that he under
stood that the supreme court had also
ruled that the speaker of the house
should preside ever the deliberations of
the joint convention.
Resolutions were presented by - Sen
ator Stevens of Lincoln, adopting the
rules of 1889 in regard to joint conven
tions, with the exception of rule 15,
which was to be amended so as to allow
tbe speaker to preside, and providing
that the minutes should be taken by the
clerk of the senate assisted by the clerk
of tbe house, and that the proceedings
should be entered on both journals. .
; Recess until 2:30 p. m.
JANUARY, 8, 1891. AFTKBNOON.
. Roll called quorum present. '
Meiklejohn and the Demo-Rcpubs
again on deck. "
Prayer by the chaplain.
Meiklejohn read a writ of mandamus
from the supreme court commanding
the speaker to open and publish the re
turns. Speech by Watson repeating his po
sition of yesterday.
Letter from Leese rescinding his opin
ion of this morning in regard to the po
sition of the supreme court on the presi
dency of the joint convention. --
Committee to get the returns from
the secretary of state. l
Elder appointed Taylor of Johnson.
Meiklejohn appointed McKesson.
Taylor wished to be excused as he be
lieved Meiklejohn was usurping his place
and all the proceedings were illegal.
McReynolds was appointed in his
place. . :' : . 'jt
" The returns were brought in and
Teceived by the speaker from the secre
tary of state.
The speaker announced that the re
turns would now be opened.
M ved that the doors be opened. Put
by Elder and carried.
The mohxushed in yelling and falling
over seats in their haste.
Moved by Taylor of Johnson to take
a recess till six o'clock. t
Meiklejohn said that the motion was
out of order andthat an appeal from his
decision would not be entertained.
Watson made as he said his last effort
in behalf of peace.
Howe made an appeal to canvass.
- Wilson said he was in favor of pro
ceeding with the count. Also Grains (R)
and some Independents.
The count was begun when it was
: moved by Shrader of Logan that the re
turns be accepted as tabulated by the
secretary of state and that the declara
tion be made according to the footings
of that report.
.Put and lost.
-This move wai etaited by Howe and
Question raised by Switzler if the at
torneys lor contestants miehtiavith pro
priety confer with the clerks while in
the discharge of their duty. This was
aimed ' at Lamb who had spoken to
The method of procedure was changed
from the reading of the returns by the
speaker to the taking of the returns by
the clerk without reading, except to
announce names of counties.
The count was finished and the re
Mr. Sbrader offered the following
Whereas, The supreme court of the
state of Nebraska has issued a peremp
tory writ of mandamus directed to the
speaker of the bouse of representatives.
who by virtue of his office is chairman
of the joint convention of the senate and
house of represtatives, convened under
and by virtue of Sec. 4 of article 5 of
the constitution of the state of Ne
braska, commanding the speaker forth
with to proceed to open and publish the
returns of the election held on the 4th
day of Nor. 1890, regardless of the con
tests pending before tnis joint conven
tion for the office of governor and the
several executive state officers. And
regardless of the authority rested in
this joint convention by the constitution
of too state of .Nebraska.
Resolved, That notwithstanding the.
opening and publishing of said returns
by tne Bpeaker of tne bouse of repre
sentatives in pursuance to the mandate
of the supreme court this joint con
vention hereby exprossley declares that
no person is elected or snail m re
garded as elected to any of the execu
tive offices of the state of Nebraska by
virtue of said opening and publishing of
the returns, for which office a contest is
pending, until the results of such con
test shall be determined by the action
of the senate and house of reresenta-
tives in joint convention assembled for
the purpose as provided by tne const!
tution of the state of Nebraska. And
Resolved, t urther that it is tne sense
of the joint convention that the senate
and house of representatives should, in
their legislative capacity, refuse to rec
ognize any person as elected to any of
tne executive oraces of tne state oi Ne
braska, for which office a contest is
pending, until the result of such con
test snail be determined in tne manner
provided by law.
Moved and seconded to adjourn.
Meiklejohn ruled that the motion to
adjourn had precedence, flatly contra
dicting the fact.
noil call on adjournment.
Receipt of contest papers announced
by the speaker. -
Motion to adjourn lost. .
Moved and aeconded to adopt the
Moved and seconded to adjourn. Roll
Starbuck was voting with the In
dependents. Collins of Gage didn't
Mored to lay resolution on table.
Roll calL Lost. -
Shrader moved the adoption of the
resolutions with tnat part reflecting on
the supreme court struck out.
Previous question moved and sec
onded. Moved to adjourn and the
chair ruled that the motion took pre
cedence, which was another outrage.
Motion to adjourn withdrawn.
Motion recurred on the resolution as
amended by Shrader.
Switzler tried to explain himself after
the previous question was called for.
Shrader objected and Switzler shut up.
Koll call on tne previous question as
amended without debate.
Switzler explained his vote in a long
winded speech against the resolutions.
He said that if the Independents
thought his influence was bad they
should stop him. (Laughter.)
Another asked him if he intended his
remarks as an argument on the contest.
(Caeers and laughter by tbe Indepen
lavlor of Johnson called attention to
the fact that a gas jet was open and not
lighted, and he was afraid so much gas
would escape that spontaneous , com
bustion would take place.
Stevens of Lincoln explained his
vote. Gale of Brown refused to vote.
Roll call proceeded with on the reso
Whole vote 129. Affirmative 70;
The final vote to adopt stood as fol
Representatives. Ayes, Messrs. Ar
nold, Bartholomew, Brederson, Carpen
ter, Curtis. Dickerson, Dobson, Dunn,
Feichtinger. Felton, Fulton. Gaffin.Gale,
Goddard, Gunnett, Hennick, Herman,
Henry, Johnson, Jones, Krick, Kruse,
Lomax. McCntchen. McReynolds, Mo-
die, Mullen, Newberry, Nichols, Olson,
Parker, Porter, Purnell, Riley, Rohan,
Kuggles, bchelp, schrader, ocott, smith,
Soderman, Stebbins, Stevens of Fill
more, Stevens of Furnas, Stevens of
Platte ami Pierce. Stewart, Storms,
Taylor of Butler, Taylor of Johnson,
Vorhes, Walriron, Williams of frank
lin, Wilson, Mr. Speaker. Total 54.
Nays. Albert. Alden. Ames, Bert-
rand, Breen, Brennan. Capek, Clapp,,
Cornish, Cramb, Deckers-Faxon, Fee,
Felker, Flemme, Ford, Frost, Gardner,
Gerdes, Gilford, Gillilan, Hall, Heath,
Hiukle, Howe, Huse, Johnston, Lamp,
Matheson. McKesson, Moan, Nelson,
Oakley, Fohlman, Ritchie, Schappel,
Schlotfeldt. Severin. Shipley, Shryock.
Sternsdorff. Vandeventer, Watson,
Warner. White, Williams of Gage.
Total, 40. .
Senators. Ayes, Messrs. Beck. Col
lins, Coulter. Day, Dvsart, Hill, Horn,
Kountz, Michener, Poynter. Randall.
Sanders, Smith. Stevens, Taylor,
Turner, Warner. Williams. Total, 18.
Nays, Messrs. Brown. Christoffeifoa,
Eggleston. Keiper, Mattes, Moore,
Schram. Shea, Shiimway, Starbuck,
Switzler, Thomas, Yanhousen, Wilson,
Woods. Total, 15.
Moved to adjourn. Carried.
LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 1891.
Lincoln, Jan. 12. The senate was
called to order with President Fro Tern
Poynter in the chair.
The journal of Saturday was read
On motion of Senator ' Stevens the
senate then took a recess until 4 o'clock
The senate was called to order at 4
p. m. with Lieutenant Governor Majors
in the chair. ,
Senator Stevens oF Lincoln county
offered the following memorial, which
was read the first time.
To the Honorable Congress of the
United States of ' America: Your me
morialists, the senate and house of rep
resentatives of the state of Nebraska,
in session assembled, respectfully rep
resent, that. the present condition of a
large number of the citizens of a vast
area of our state, to-wit: Twenty
eight counties In the eastern part of
tbe state, viz: Lincoln, Dawson, Lo
gan, Custer, Thomas, Hooker, Grant,
Arthur, McPberson, Scots Bluff, Ban
ner, Kimball, Deuel, Cheyenne, Keith,
Perkins, Chase, Dundy, Hayes, Hitch
cock, Frontier, Harlan, Kearney and
Franklin, and containing a population
approximating 160,000 persons, is such
as to elicit public benevolence, and de
serve national consideration.
This vast area of country contains
within its soil all the elements neces
sary to the requirements of an agricul
tural district, it is populated with an
intelligent, industrious and economical
class of our citizens, and several years
of practical tests have amply demon
strated practical proof that the climatic
conditions are uniformly favorable to
agricultural pursuits, but tho climatic
conditions relating to humidity during
the past season nave been unfavorable
to the agricultural pursuits of the peo
ple, there having been an almost total
failure of crops, thus rendering the
condition of these settlers absolutely
A reliable estimate based upon re
turns shows that an expenditure ap
proximating $1,000,000 will be neces
sary to supply the varieties of seed for
planting, and a limited supply of grain
as feed for teams when in use. To
meet this latter demand, your mem
orialists earnestly and respectfully ask
that congress make such early provis
ion as the exigencies of the situation
may demand, and the business of your
august body may permit. -
Senator Taylor of Loup mored that
Loup county be included. There being
no objection this was done.
The senate then adjourned to tho
usual hour, Tuesday, January 13.
Lincoln, Jan. 12. The house was
called to order at 4:20 by Speaker El
Howe moved that the roll call show
all present. Carried.
Speaker Llder announced the follow
Rules Mr. Speaker, Schrader, Car
penter of Butler, Griffln.Howj McRey
nolds and Brennsar. -
Engrossed and Enrolled bills John
son of Valley, Soderman, Newberry,
Dobson, Mullen, Williams of Gage,
Schappel, Schryock and Gardner.
Under the head of petitions and me
morials. Gale of Brown offered a reso
lution from the commissioners of Rock
county, the object of which is the es
tablishment of public depositories in
which county funds may be deposited,
the funds to draw interest which shall
be placed to the credit of the various
counties so depositing. The resolu
tion was referred to tbe proper com
Bills on first reading were taken up
and the following were introduced :
H. R. No. 11. by Fee To provide
seed for needy farmers In drought
stricken districts and making an ap
propriation for the same. The sum of
$200,000, or as much more as is neces
sary, is mentioned in this bill. v
H. R.No. 12, by Newberry To rear-
ulate railroads, to classify freights and
to fix reasonable rates, etc. This bill
provides for a maximum freight rate
patterned after the Iowa charges.
H.. R. No. 18, by Howe To provide
for the publication, sale and use of
books used in the common schools of
the state. . , , . -
IL R. No. 14, by Felton To amend
section 6, chapter 41, compiled statutes
entitled "Instruments negotiable."
This bill provides that action may be
had against a third party to recover
money paid on indorsed paper.
H. H. No. 17, by McKesson An act
assenting on behalf of the state of Ne
braska to the grants, purposes, terms
and conditions of an act of congress,
entitled, ,an act to apply a portion of
the proceeds of the public lands to the
more complete endowment and support
of the colleges for the benefit of agri
culture and the mechanic arts, estab
lished under the provision of an act of
congress approved July, 1862," and to
carry into effect the said act of con
gress in the state of Nebraska, . v
H. R. No. 18, by Howe To prohibit
any person or persons not citizens of
the stato, exceptmg United States
troops or federal authorities, from ex
ercising police powers.
H. R. No. 19, by Sternsdorff To
amend article 119, chapter 77, entitled
"Revenue," compiled statutes. This
bill provides that county treasurers
shall notify holders of tax certificates
whn uh taxes are redeemed. .
11. K. Ho. 21, by Lomax To nrn.
hibit the distribution of anonymous
palters on election day.
ao. zo, oy jvruse to pro-
the destruction of Russian
11. tt. Ko. 28, by Scott To amend
section 2. article 1. chapter 77. com
plied statutes, entitle!, 'Property ex
empt." This bill provides that $500
worth of personal property to each
nousefcolder shall be exempt from tax-
auon. ' i
Speaker Elder announced the follow
ing committee to draft a bill making an
appropriation for drought sufferers:
Dins. Oakley, Felton, Hall, Purnell,
niftin ana uoauard. -
The house then adjourned. ,
, Lincoln, Jan. 13. The senate was
eaued to ordor -yesterday at 10:30
o'clock by Lieutenant Governor Ma
jors. .-. Under the order of tho introduction
of resolutions the senator from Uayoa
offered tho following resolution.
. Sesolred, That tho president of tho
senate be authorized to appoint a com
mtttce of one. to act with a committee
of two from the house, to attend an ir
rigation meeting to be hold at McCook
January 28, 1891. ' '
Resolution adopted, and Senator
Kuntz was appointed as such commit-
Senator Switzor "of Douglas offered
the following, resolution and: moved its
Resolved, That it is the sense oi tho
senate that Immediate action should be
taken to provide out of the stato funds
relief for our people who are suffering
from failure of crops.
Resolution adopted by unanimous
vote. . ' - ,
Among the bills introduced were the
S. F. No. 8, by Wilson A bill for
an act entitled an act to apportion the
stato of Nebraska into judicial districts
and for the apportionment and election
of oCcers thereof, and to repeal an act
entitled an a :t to apportion the stato
into judicial districts and for the ap
pointment and election of officers there
of and approved March 1, 1887, and to
repeal an act entitled an act to amend
sections 1 and 3 of an act entitled an
act to apportion tho state into judicial
districts and for the appointment and
election of , officers thereof, approved
March 22, 1889.
S: F. No. 9, by Coulter Entitled a
o bill for aa act to repeal section 1,
chapter 75, session laws of 1889, pro
v'lrr f:J" the repeal of a bounty for
t&e manufacture of sugar. -'
Lincoln, Jan. 13. Tho house wat
called to order at 10:20.
Speaker Elder announced that h
was about to sign the concurrent elec
tion contest resolution. Thereupon he
signed the document.' f
Tbe following bills were introduced:
H. R. No. 30, by Wilson of Webster
To amend section 293, code of civil
proceedure. Id actions to ' recover
money the juror shall render a general
verdict only.; ; "v?r-
H. R. No. 81, by Gale To amend
sections 1 and 4 of chapter 41, com
piled statutes, entitled "Instruments
H. R. No. 32, by Bredeson Giving
a stay of execution for three years
from and after judgment or decree,
f- H. R. No. 33, by Faxon Sale of
mortgaged premises shall be stayed
twelve months from and after decree.
H. R. No. 84, by Williams of Gage
To regulate stock yards and to fix
commissions for selling.
H, R. No. 35, by Hinkle counties
not having more than 70,000 inhabit,
ante shall be divided into , three dis
tricts and those having more than that
number shall be divided into five ' dis
tricts from each of which a county
commissioner shall bo elected.
H. R. No. 36, by Gardner Requir
ing railroads to equip all engines (and
cars with automatic couplers 'and
H. R. No. 87, by Waldron Fixing
juror's fees and allowing mileage for
one round trip homo each week.
H. R. No. 42, by Smith To compel
railroads to build passage-ways under
tracks which are five feet or more in
height. : ;
H. R. No. 43, by Faxon Conferring
upon women the right to vote at city
and village elections.1 : ,
H. R. No. 44, by Waldron To
amend section 7. chapter 26, Compiled
statutes of 1889, entitled "Elections."
II. R. No. 48 To amend section 1,
article 1, chapter 54, compiled statutes
of 1889, entitled "An act to provide a
lien for labor performed and material
furnished for the erection of houses."
H. R. No. 49, by Sterdsdorff To re
peal an act entitled - 'An act to provide
for the encouragement of tho manufac
ture of sugar and paying a bounty
H. R. No. 51. by Capek To facili
ato voting by employes, i This bill
makes it a misdemeanor for an em
ployer to refuse leave of absence to an
employe for the purpose of casting his
In the afternoon the speaker was
presented with a gavel from the citi
zens of Lone Tree. : r ' v
Stevens of Furnas olTered a resolution
instructing the secretary of state to
furnishiach -member daily five i cent
wrappers, five daily newspapers and
ten 2 cent postage stamps. Adopted.
II. R. No. 67, by Gillilan Every
corporation hercoithr formed shall give
notice by publication in a newspaper.
A PEACEFUL OUTLOOK
ALL THE INDIANS CLOSE TO THS
General Miles Will Keep Them Sur
rounded Until He Dtoarma Theni
He Preaenta Them With Two Wagon
Pink Riixje Aoenct, S. D. (via
Rushville, Nob.). Jan IS. Tho Indians
are in camp two miles from this place.
No trouble has occurred up to this
hour, 7 o'clock, and all is quiet. The
Indians number about 3,500. None are
allowed in the agency.
Pine Ridgk Aoenct, S.D.fviaRush-
ville.Nob.), Jan. 13. Early this morn
ing General Miles sent out Frank Glr
ard tad four Indian scouts to the hos
tile' camp, near the mission. They
were directed to inform the hos tiles
they could choose- their camp near Red
Cloud's house on Wolfe creek, one
mile to the east of the agency. But
they were no, to come into the agency
limits under any circumstances, except
a few chiefs and by , special order of
One of the requirements when they
surrender will be the immediate sur
render of the murderers of Lieutenant
Casey and the poor herder Miller, both
being murdered in cold blood. Gener
al Miles sent a wagon loud of tobacco
out to them yesterday as a present to
put them in good Tvumor, if possible
All the friondly Indians yostorday at
this place held a couhcil as to now
they should proceed lu the present cri
sis. They resolved to gather up their
tepees in as compact a circle as possi
ble, dig rifle pits around them and if
any hostiles come into their camp to
at once disarm and arrest them. If
tho hostiles fired a gun they would kill
them on the spot. Thoy foar thoy may
attempt to come among them, incite
them by shooting guns and thus draw
ing tho fire of the cannons of tho sol
diers that are so placed as to ovorlook
their camp. .They are determined to
avert any possible cuuso for sending
shell among them, which would cause
dreadful havoc in the closely huddled
It is not thought the hosulos will
be disarmed for a day or two at
least. ;::: '.vi'y)
The Indians behind the advance
guard are keeping tip a rapid fire;:
shooting their own , horses and dogs
and venting their spleen toward the
friendlies among them by the firing of
guns over their heads.
The Brule and other young men are
haranguing about tho affair at Wounded
Knee and the fate of Big Foot's band,
which has the effect of terrifying the
women and children and making the
men suspicious and very oxel table. All
this may be seen from , the hill tops.
Half-breeds are coming in from the
camp and reporting to Miles that these
Indians will all fight to the death if any
attempt is made to disarm them now, '
or atny timo. They are very defiant
and trouble may ,bo expected. It is
not yet known in what way this result
will be brought about, as General
Miles is very retlcont whenever ap
proached upon this subject.
Shot by H la Comrade.
GnnnoN. Neb. j, Ian. 13. Company
K regrets an accident that caused the
death of one of its members. George
Willhow, while ou guard duty, ex
tended his march over tbe boat of
Percy, and, on being challenged, on
altercation ocurretL in a pleasant way,
which resulted lu the death of Will
how, who was shot through the breast,
the bullet escaping through tho shoul
der blade. The cause of Willhow's
death was purely accidental and is
much regretted by the boys. Hoopor
is completely distracted and says ho
ould much prefer It were no.
A Startling Statement.
Chicago, Jan. 13. -At tho meeting
of the Baptist ministers this morning
the startling statement was made by
Dr. Gordon of Boston that tno work of
missions was about to be abandoned in
thfiCons-o country for lack of funds.
The speaker moralized on the indiscre
tion displayed by churches in expend
ing funds. ,
"We have churches in Boston," no
said, "which soend $2,000 a year for
sinking and give comparatively noth
ing to mission work."
Dr. Gordon said this apathy was not
shared by foreign churches.
Quay Introduce an Election Dill.
.Washington, - Jan. 13. Senator
Quay today introduced a bill entitled
"An act to prevent force and fraud in
federal elections and the more lawful
and peaceful conduct thereof ." Tho
principal point of difference between
this and the Hoar bill is the last sec
tion, which is as follows: "When it
shall appear to the satisfaction of the
president of the United States that in
any locality, the provisions of the taw
cannot otherwise be executed it shall
be his duty and he is hereby authorized
to suspend therewith the habeas corpus
and to employ an armed force of United
States naval and military for i a en
forcement and for the protection of the
officers whose duties are here! a pro
vided for. r , !
The Hupremn Court's Dectaion.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 13. On eott-'
veiling this morning the supreme court
announced lu decision allowing the
quo warranto proceedings against Gov
ernor Boyd to go on file and the sum
mons to issue. The ruling was by
Chief Justice Cobb and was oral. Fol
lowing Is a stenograph; report:
"Last Friday morning application
was made to file an information in the
nature of quo warranto by John M.
Thayer agait James E. - Boyd. We
have been given an opportunity of past
ing, and as these matters are of great
importance to the parties In court aa
well as to the people generally, we
have concluded, as a mere matter of
form and proceeding, and as a matter
of notice as well as of jurisdiction, to
indicate that a summons may be issued
returnable according to the statute
governing the issuance of summons la
the district court here; and we hare
determined in consultation that I should
say that if it should appear at any
time in the course of these pro&edini
that- tbe person elected lieutenant
governor at the last election should de
sire 104 intervene in this proceeding, ia
view of a decision in a certain "ray as
to the eligibility of the present incum
bent of the executive office, that tbe
court will allow such intervention and
furthermore, while it may jeem some
what out of place that what I am about
to say should come from this place, yet
we have deemed it advisable that It
should bo said that during the pen
dency of these proceedings, so for a
the matter may ever be directed ty
this court, unless we should be advicsi
differently from what we now re,tiut
the relator will lose nothing by a quiet
and orderly submission to the present
order of things growing out of the
recognition of James E. Boyd as the
legal governor, as now recognized by
this court and all departments of the
state government " si:
The hearing may be postponed five
weeks. " The summons is return&t'a cn
the second Monday after issue tl tie
defendant hat until the third lloaiij ,
thereafter to answer.
V easels Collide and Twelve Trowac Z.
London. Jan. 13. The stimcr
Brittania, from Lelth, ctae Into col
lision with the steamer L'zsr, fron -
Grangemouth, in the Frl2i cf FottX
Scotland, at an early hour tils morn-
ing. TheEe&rs&ii L- 1: cly ilzI
twelre of tie crew wcra lcri tv ct'sy
beta? rescue! ty & DrftinlVs tr;i.
Afcsr Ce cc1::cb r..:,lL
was tzily fizauced, trtrr'r J It
450 passesgsrt to tie tt;i. :r Ttitr.: "
and was then taken ia tew ty tLzX re
sel. The hawser oonnocz j tie res-.
els soon snapped asunder and ti-'co
another line could be oarrtsd to tie
damaged vessel she gave plurs axi
sank beneath the wares. Fortunately
the crew had put on life belts and all
with the exception of the chief engin
eer managed to keep afloat until picked
up by boats from the steamer Thames.
A Monument to Ex-Preeldent Arthwv
Washington, Jan. 13. The friends
of the late President Arthur intend to
erect a bronze statute in his honor.
either in front of the custom-house ' or
in one of the parks of New Yprk, or
in the city of Washington. They will
do this with the money that was left
unexpended from the funds subscribed
for the erection of a monument over
his grave in the cemetery at Albany.
It is a rather curious fact that while
few funds have been raised for the pro
posed statutes to Generals Logan, Han
cock and Sheridan, and while the peo '
pie of New York will find such . great
difficulty in getting the money for a
monument to Grant, the monument for
President Arthur, was erected accord-,
ing to the original plans and $25,000
remains unexpended after ' paying oil
the bills. .
The Deadly Current.
Boston, Mass., Jan. .13. At 234 .
Congress street yesterday afternoon
John Tierney, a workman employed
there, attempted to replace a globe on
an incandescent light which had be
come broken, and in doing so he took
hold of the brass ring at the small end.
instead of the glass and - received a
shock which killed him instantly. In
his fall he carried the globe and wire
with him to the floor, the former so
tightly grasped that the wire had to be
cut before he could be removed. Tier
ney was thirty-one years old and un
A Brutal Husband.
Sioux Crrr, la., Jan. 13i W. F.
Morse yesterday deserted his wife, tak
ing with him an unmarried woman
named Sarah Smith. He gave a chat
tel mortgage for $700 on the furniture
pf his wife' 8 boarding house, loaded ,
some things into his wagon, and
knocked her down when she attempted
to stop him. He drove away with hie
paramour, leaving Mrs. Morse, an es
timable woman, utterly penniless with
three children. . , '
Killed by an Avalanche, y
Vienna, Jan. 13. Dispatches from
the capital of Bosnia state that an av
alanche occurred near Lyons, burring
a number of houses and crushing th
inmates in the ruins. So far rescuer
have recovered the bodies of seven
teen persons and a number of others
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