The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, December 24, 1891, Image 1

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NO. 2a
r or the r ABM ins' Alliance.
Dear Trees Adieu.
Dear Uvea. der tree, when I am rone
Will others love jour waving (been?
And traveler! ling while aaMlng on
With bird! that build 'mid walla of given?
Sweet trees sweet trees, yea are my owe.
Ye seen to plead and call to me;
Tho" to sd wiods sweet hopes are strowa
re are a blest 'Mnemosyne. ,
My trees, my trees, let not a tear
CCn Your iEcgean isles be sbed;
Let ma embark without a fear
And no outspoken word be said.
Green trees, greea trees, I love youjetT
Tho" far and dim asy pstk may run;
1 view your rose and violet
Ere June's gar bridal is begun.
Dear trees, dear trees, I oft shall drem
And walk sgain your lanes among;
Mcmosyne's white band shall gleam
To lead me where my children suBg,
Tair trees, fair trees, sing sweet to those
Who follow down my way and yours ;
Hock other babes to that repose
My own found 'mid your leafy lures.
Drown trees, brown trees, thro' icy sheet
Sing on a last farewell to me;
My heart lies buried at your feet, '
Its shroud wrought by Mnemosyne.
Mart Baird Finch.
Clearwater, Neb., Dec. 15, 181.
rhe goddess of memory.
A rbapter of the Eastern Star has been
uml'uted at Superior.
Two kegs of beer fell on James Norstedt
at Fremont and be was probably fatally
A crossing war between the railroad and i
st reet railroad company is in progress at
A suit brought at Fremont under the
sight-hour law has been decided in favot
of the plaintiff.
The Nebraska State Teachers' associa
tion hold its annual meeting in Lincoln
during the holidays.
Kemnha county fourth class postmast
ers held a meeting and decided to ask fot
an increase of salary.
Farmers of Knox county report a larget
proportion of soft corn this year than the
average of other rears,
i Flora Van Buren, an Omaha servant
girl, became insane on religion and took
poison, but will not die.
Will Drake, a conductor on the B. and
M. railroad, was killed by the cars one
half mile east of Hampton.
Charles Thotyer was held up by footpada
at York, stabbed in the face and breast
with a knife and relieved of 121.
Judge J. H. Broady was tendered a com
plimentary banquet at Beatrice by th
members of the Gage county bar.
Joseph H. Austin, one of the oldest set
tlers in the state, died at Union. He wai
an old soldier and an Odd Fellow.
Harvard people were treated to a mirage
the other evening and saw the electric
lights of Grand Island, thirty miles dist
ant. The grocery firm of J. F. Swartz & Son,
418 Court street, Beatrice, was closed by
creditors. The failure is thought to be
The population of Knox county, as given
by the census of 1P90, Is 8,582, as against
8,fi68 in 1880. The ratio of increase ia
134.1 percent.
Burglars effected an entrance into the
store of C. M. Stebbins, Fremont, and
took a large amount of silks and jewelry
valued at $500.
H. J. Shaw of Holmesville raised seven
bushels of peanuts this year as an experi
ment. He will go into the business exten
sively next year.
Joseph H. Auston, a pioneer of Casa
county, died at his home in Union. Ha
was a veteran of the late war and a prom
inent Odd Felloe.
Mrs. Emma A. Warner, superintendent
of Boyd county schools, has organized
fifteen new school districts up to date and
there Is still a demand for more.
Since Sept. 1, 142,000 bushels of wheat
have been shipped from Elsie. The local
elevators and mill are now full of grain
and cars can not be had to ship it.
Repnblic-iTi will hold an election at
Falls City to select a postmaster. The
candidate receiving the most votes will
be recommended by Senator Paddock.
A. C. Williams, one of the county com
missioners of Keya Paha county, has re
signed and William Connell, commissioner-elect,
was appointed to fill the vacan
cy. The jury brought in averdict in the casi!
of Cuming county against Ragoss, ex
county clerk, for $4,789.84. This, with the
verdict of last spring, makes a total judg
ment against Ragoss of $7,116.84.
The firm of Wilder & Hilton, dealers in
dry goods at Miuden, has failed and filed
a chattel mortgage for1 14,030. The total
liabilities are about $8,000 and the stock
will probably inventory Marly $8,600.
Rev. J. H. Bross, superintendent ol
home missions for the state of Nebraska
for the Congregational church, dedicated
,n new Congregational church at Calhoun.
' The church cost SI .000. It is clear of all in
Henderson Bailey was arrested at Ne
braska City by the sheriff of Mills county,
Iowa, charged with larceny. The alleged
crime was committed at Glenwood in
1S8S, and the officers have been on hi,
truck ever since.
The United States marshal from Omahn
arrested Reuben P. Wissler, who buy
grain for the Omaha Elevator company at
Brady Island. Wissler has been runniup
a kind of saloon without a license for sev
eral months, it is alleged.
George Lloyd and family had a narrow
escape from death at the Weeks bridge,
ne.-r Fairbury. His team backed off the
bridge, in consequence of a led horse beini!
frightened and exciting the team. Oni!
horse was killed. The occupants of thf
vehicle were bruised. ,
The farmers around Madison have or
ganized the Madison Grain and Live Stock
company, with a capital of $15,000. The
plan is to commence building an elevator
as soon as the material can be procured
and have it completed within thirty days,
weather permitting.
Thirty head of horses on the Rankin?
ranch in Blnine county have died recently
from some mysterious cause. The owner
lielieved the animals were maliciously
Hisoned, but a veterinarian who made a
post mortem declared that some poisonous
weed caused the mortality.
Alvin Pfeffer, station agent and tele
graph operator at Davey, has been noti
fied by the railroad company that he must
sever his connection with the Order oi
Railway Telegraphers or he would be dis
missed. All the operators along the Elk
horn have received similar notices, and e
trike is feared.
Banquet Given by the New York
World's Columbian Commission.
Chauncey M. Drpew'a Eloqueut Address.
K Yorker Wholly Over Their Dis
appointment and Will Aid Chicago,
DUtiuguUhed People Present.
New York, Dec. 22. The dinner given
at Delmonico's by the New York com
missioners of the national Columbian
exposition, consisting of Chauncey M.
Depew, John B. Thatcher, Horton W.
Alton and J. Seaver Page, gave evidence
of its intention to do what it ran to
make the exposition a success. Every
name that stands high in our city and
many throughout the state were repre
sented either personally or by letter. It
was a spontaneous and generous upris
ing of the citizens of the metropolis to
the assistance of the younger city of
the lakes, a warm assurance of their
friendliest feeling and a recognition of
the national character of the exposition.
The speakers were all enthusiastic. The
scene was inspiring. The tables were
loaded with flowers, and the fruit urns
an the speakers' table were decorated
with red and blue ribbons, with the
rtars and stripes on top. The menu
cards were equal to Tiffany's best. Every
guest was given a handsome exposition
portf olio, with a Giovio portrait of Colum
bus in the left top corner, and some offi
cial prospective views of the buildings
being constructed. Letters of regret,
were received from ex-President Cleve
land. Vice President Morton. ex-Mayor
Hewitt, Senator Daniel and Richard
Crocker. At the speakers' table were
the following gentlemen: C. M. Depew,
Hon. T., W. Palmer, Hon. fteorsre R.
Davis, Hon. Thomas M. Waller, Major
M. P. Handy, G. W. Allen, Hon. T. W.
Baker, (president of the board of alder
men) John R. Arnold. Charles .Smith. J.
Seaver Page and J. B. Thatcher- After
dinner, when the cigars had leen lighted,
Chairman Depew rapped for order and
The New York commissioners' are very
glad to welcome vou here tonight. The
national committee for the promotion o?
the world's fair, or Columbian exposition,
consists of three members from each state.
The New York members have invited you
to consult with them as to the proper pro
visions which should be made for such a
representation of our state at the exhibi
tion as would be worthy of its position
among our sister commonwealths. This
exhibition is destined to be not only the
most phenomenal presentation of the in
dustries, the arts, the sciences, the educa
tion and the civilization with us and other
countries, but its character, in all respects, ,
is purely ' national. The success of tho
Columbian exhibition must not be im
paired or retarded by local ambition or 1
jealousy anywhere. So far as New York
is concerned she has none. She has not
acted before in this matter because tho
time had not yet arrived. She is now pre
pared to do her part in her own imperial
way. Whenever a new state is organized
there is always fierce competition
among the rival cities for the position of
capital of the commonwealth. When tho
selection is made, controversy is forgotten
and the fortunate place becomes the cen
ter of official and executive life of the
Btate. New xork was the first capital and
continued so for many years. The south
and the west fiercely contended for tho
change, and, of course, the result of the
controversy was that New York lost. The
great west beyond the Alleghenys which
hud made such marvelous growth in the
lat half century in population, in agri
culture and industrial wealth, demanded
and secured the world's fair for the city,
which is in itself the most phenomonal
exhibition of American enterprise, knowl
edge and civilization. The plain duty of
each state is to do its best to promote the
enterprise which means so much for the
industrial, agricultural and educational
interests in this, our country.
Mr. Depew was followed by W. T.
Baker, who reviewed the history of tho
organization of the fair.
Among the guests were: W. T. Pal
mer, president of the national commis
sion of the world's Columbian exposi
tion; W. T. Baker, president of the
world's Columbian exposition; George
Davis, director general of the world's
Columbian exposition: Perry Belmont,
Hon. H. J. Grant, mayor of New York
city, and Thomas C. Piatt. Thomas M.
Woller, Ambrose Snow, J. S'oat Fassett,
Samuel Sloan, John King, E. P. Wilbur,
C. P. Clark, Warner Miller, General
Horace Porter, George M. Pullman,
Frank Thomson, Georgo S. Gould,
George B. Roberts, and many presidents
oi railroads, boards of trade, and like in
stitutions. New England Society.
Brooklyn, Dec. 32. The New Eng
land society of this city gave its annual
dinner at the Academy of Music in cele
bration of the anniversary of the land
ing of the pilgrims. Ex-President Cleve
land in his speech spoke of the patriot
ism that was necessary in a great coun
try like ours. In referring to the ques
tion of immigration lie said that those
who came to it with monarchial ideas
were certainly not desirable, but those
who came with the intention of obeying
the law of the country of their adoption
were always welcome. It was claimed
that as he had been born in the state of
New Jersey, he was an alien and a for
eigner, but the fact remained that hu
father was lorn in Massachusetts, which
should entitle him to membership in tho
Grout Monument Fund.
New York, Dec. 23 Hamilton Fish
has resigned as vice president of tha
Grant Monument association. This ac
tion, coming npon the resignation of W.
R. Grace, as president of tho body, indi
cates a state of affairs in the organiza
tion which plainly points to dissatis
faction with the way matters are going.
Appointed ly Krl.
Kansas City, Dec. 22. Receiver Erb,
of the Kansas City. , Wyandotte and
Northwestern railway, telegraphed from
New York the appointment of Charle?
F. Brotherton. formerly chief clerk ot
the general manager, to succeed General
Manager Sutuiuerfield, resigned.
Diabetes Carries Away tho Well Known
Manufacturer nomnaa,
Racine, Wis., Dec. 23. Jerome L
Case died here at 1:45 a. m. from dia
betes. His fame as a horseman was na
tional and his reputation as a manufactur
er extended all over the world. He was
born at Williamstown, Oswego county,
N. Y.i Dec. 11, 1819. He removed to
Racine in 1842, where he established tho
thresher factory which has made him
enormously wealthy. To those outside
of the business world he is best known
as the owner of the phenomenal trotter
Jay Eye See. He leaves a wife and
grown up family.
Captain Baker Suicides.
Racine, Wis., Dec. 22. Captain Ed
ward L. Baker committed . suicide by
shooting himself through the head. Ho
was trustee for an estate valued at $2,
000,000 and had mdo unfortunate in
vestments, which is believed to be the
cause of his suicide. The late J. L Case
was one of Baker's bondsmen.
The Steamer Hattie Gago Charged with a
Multiplicity of Crimea An Ad
venturous Voyage.
San Francisco, Dec. 23. When tho
little steamer Hattie Gage reaches hero
today from Sitka, it will be plastered
deep with libels. The men on board of it
seem to have been carrying on a pirati
cal cruise in the Arctic, and are not
only guilty of mutiny but have robbed a
mine, a church and a supply depot ot
the Alaska Commercial company.
It sailed from here last June in com
mand of Captain Downs for Cold Har
bor. On board were two men named
Tibbey, as passengers. Tho first row
occurred at Victoria, whore the 'fibbeyn
wished to smuggle aboard liquor. At
Coal Harbor the Tibbeys propose.1 a
failing cruise in Behriug sea. They in
veigled Captain Downs ashore and aban
doned him. Then with Mate Andrews
in charge they sailed away for adven
tures. They stopped at the deserted vil
lage of Nieholaski, in Alaska, and roblied
the Greek Church altar.
While on the Bohring sea they did not
find a single seal and the second day tho
Alert warned them out. They then vis
ited the gold mines at Little Squaw har
bor and took material and lumlier worth
$7,000. Among the plunder was a rail
road for carrying ore, which they took
to Coal Harbor and set up. A fortnight
after they raided the Alaska Commercial
comnanv s storehouse at Portage bay,
taking provisions and hardware. Tho
i i o j n . v.. .1. -
uage was seizeu ni oaiux jrumi. uy mo
cutter Corwin and taken to Sitka, where
it was released. The captain and five of
the crew are here and will libel the ves
sel for wages.while George W. Sessions,
owner of the mine at Little Squaw har-.
bor, will also libel it.
Two Men Caught Beneath the Wheels and
Killed at Denver. .
Denver, Dec. 23. J. J. Gangloff, aged
67, a mining operator at Alma, Colo.,
was run over by a cable car and both of
his legs were cut off. He died from the
effects of his injuries a short time after
the accident.
Another cable car accident occurred
about an hour later, and but a short dis
tance from the former one. Joseph S.
Hensley, a flagman in the employ of the
Cable Car company, while attempting to
alight from a car, was caught beneath
the wheels and instantly crushed to
Death of Katherlne Rogers.
New York, Dec. 22. Katherine
Rogers, the actress, died at her residence
in this city after a long illness. She was
born in England and attained promin
ence as an actress in that country before
coming to America. Her early years on
the American stage were passed in Wall
ace's stock company. Subsequently Mrs.
Rogers played leading parts in the Un
ion Square theater, then under the man
agement of Shook & Palmer. After
leaving the Union Square Mrs, Rogers
became a star. During the last years of
her life she was a member of the A. M.
Palmer's stock company. Two of her
four daughters are actresses, Eleanor
Moretti, a well known leading lady, and
Katie Florence, of W. H. Crane's company-
Large Gas Well at Muncle.
Muxcie, Ind., Dec. 2'.'. Probably the
largest gas well in the state was struck
here by the Central Co-operative Natur
al Gas company. Its capacity is esti
mated at 15,000,000 cubic . feet a day.
When turned in the pressure was so
great as to twist and burst a two-inch
steel pipe that was warranted to stand
a pressure of 400 ponnds. The well is
within close proximity to another well
of much loss capacity.
Virginia Bank Collapse.
StalnTox, Va., Dec. 22. Private
banks at Waynesboro. Gordonsville,
Warrenton and Newmarket, Va., all
suspended. Shirley and Rosenberger
were owners of the Waynesboro and
Newmarket banks, and were associated
with C. F. Myers at -(Jordonsville, and
with Spillman at Warrentown. It is
believed depositors will be paid in full.
India Hi for the Army,
RcsiiviUjE, Neb., Dec. 2. Fifty
Sioux Indian recruits, forming com
pany I, Second infantry, enlisted at Pine
Ridge within tho past five weeks, left
here for Fort Omaha in charge of Lieu
tenant Pickering. Ten squaws and a
number of papooses are included in th3
A Colored Woman Ilo.nted Alive.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 22. Betsy Scott,
a colored woman, aged 102, was burned
to death in her home, at 2007 Water
street, about midnight. She attempted
to hasten the fire with coal oil, when the
blaze communicated with the can, which
exploded, enveloping her in flames. Be
fore assistance arrived she was roasted
to death.
In Charge of tho Sheriff.
Omaha, Dec. 22. Two suits, aggre
gating nearly f 110,000, have been insti
tuted in the district court against the
American Water Works company, and
on attachments which were issued the
sheriff at once took possession of the en
tire local plant of the company.
Testimony of Witnesses to Whom
Defendant Graves Confessed.
Three ITiaonen In an Arkauua Jail Rid
dled with Bullet by Gang of Masked
Men An Iowa Bomb Thrower
, The Crime Record.
Den"Ver, Dec, 22. --Charles Lincoln,
the Providence correspondent of the
Boston Herald, was called to the stand.
He said he had hold an interview with
Dr. Graves the night the latter arrived
from Denver, April 27 last. The doctor
said he knew much about Mrs. Barnaby,
but for the sake of her daughters he
kept quiet, but he did not think he could
remain quiet any longer. Mrs. Barna
by, the doctor said, had many, lovers,
and then he spoke of her alleged inti
macy with Bennett. V
When court reconvened in the after
noon Mr. Lincoln continued his testi
mony of the interview which he had had
with Dr. Graves. Dr. Graves had told
Mr. Lincoln that he was in New
ton, Mass., when he heard of
Mrs. Barnaby's death, and con
sidered it was his duty to go to Denver
and take charge of the valuables and re
mains of Mrs. Barnaby. Ho at once
started for Denver, and had proceeded
as far as Chicago, when it occurred to
him he had an undo in Sterling, Ills.,
and he determined to "visit him. After
staying at Sterling a few days the doctor
went to Cedar Rapids, la., and from
there to Denver. In this interview Dr.
Graves told Mr. Lincoln that Mrs.
Barnaby had died from a shock, and
that there was no doubt bnt that she had
been murdered. Dr. Graves knew that
Mrs. Barnaby had made a will, and that
it was in his favor.
Mr. J, H. Conrad, daughter .of Mrs.
Barnaby.. next testified. She told how.
she met Dr. Graves on the evening she
left Denver for the east with her moth
er's remains. The doctor appeared very
nervous and dazed whilo talking to her.
She had received a letter from Dr.
Graves, in which he apologized for the
indiscreet things he had said about Mrs.
Barnaby in the interview which Corres
pondent Lincoln had with him. Mrs.
Conrad said she had never requested Dr.
Graves to look after her mother's inter
ests. Miss Maud Barnaby, another
daughter of the dead woman, next took
the stand, but nothing new was devel
oped. Detective O. M. Hanscomb, of the Bos
ton Pinkerton agency, then testified. He
swore that Dr. Graves admitted to him
that he had sent Mrs. Barnaby a bottle
of whisky. When Graves told Hans
comb this he (Graves) was under the im
pression that Hanscomb was John H.
Conrad's brother. Dr. Graves, in the
presence of Hanscomb and John H. Con
rad, admitted sending the bottle of
whisky, bnt not nntuoooin nau given
him their word of honor that they
would not use what he told them as evi
dence against Graves in a court of jus
tice. Hanscomb and Conrad advised
Graves to tell his family about sending
the bottle. Graves said he could not do
this because ue had already told his wife
that he had not sent the bottle.
John H. Conrad then took the stand.
His testimony was a repetition of Mr.
Hanscomb's. .
A Triple Lynching.
Stuttgart, Ark., Dec. 22. A triple
lynching occurred in Dewitt county jail,
the victims being a man named Smith,
his son-in-law named Gregory and Mose
Henderson, a negro. The latter, it ap
pears, had been arrested for attempting
to assassinate the divorced wife of Smith
and made a confession implicating the
ex-husband nd his son-in-law. They
were arrestee and. with the nesrro. were
confined in the iail at Dewitt. A mob of
masked men seized the jailer, made him
deliver up the keys, after which they
went to the cells of the prisoners and
riddled them with bullets. Smith was
game and tried to save the lives of his
fnmnaninns v declarinsr that he alone
was resnonsiole for the deed, but the
mob would not heed him and killed all
three men,
A Thrifty Priest.
Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 22. Rev. Father
Kroeger, for many years the priest in
charge of St, Vincents catholic church in
this city, has left for parts unknown,
leaving creditors to the amount of $17,
000. He operated in business affairs ex
tensively outside the church, and aside
from running a grocery and dray line,
he dealt in real estate and borrowed and
loaned money. His congregation had be
come dissatisfied with his devoting so
much of his time to outside business and
had complained to the bishop.
Tried the Bomb Racket.
Vinton, Dec. 23. A crazy man of
this place named Dan Bates, probably
influenced by the New York crauk, de
manded HMXH) from Dr. D. C. Griffiu,
with the threat of taking his life in case
of refusal. He appointed a meeting
ulace at the nostomoe, and the shonti
interviewed him there. He has been
taken to the insane asylum.
Badly rounded Up.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Tommy White,
the well-known Chicago lightweight,
and Pete Peterson were the principals in
a fistic contest. White knocked his op
ponent out in the fifth round, after a
remarkable disolav of crameness bv tho
Swede, whose face at tho conclusion of
the mill looked like a humberger steak.
WatchiuK the Ghost Dancer.
Boise City, Idaho, Doc. 22. Word hr.s
leen received at Fort Hall Indian agency
that runners from the latter places are
now at Walker lake, Nevada, where tht
alleged Indian Messiah lives. The au
thorities will keep a close watch to prei
vent ghost dancing.
Failed for Forty Thniivand.
Tkknton, N. J., Di)c. 22. -The Tren
ton Woolen company has failed, wi'h
liabilities estimated at $40,000. The as
sets, it is claimed, will exceed that
Killed by a Lake Khnre Train.
Chicago, Dec. 22. John and Nicholas
Read, who lived at Elkhart, Ind., were
struck and killed by a Lake Shore train
between Michigan and Indiana avenues.
Ordination of the Firat (tro Ralaed to
the Prleathood In America.
Baltimore, Dec. 22. The cathedral of
SS. Peter and Paul was crowded with
representatives of the Catholic clergy
and laity, who had assembled to witness
the ordination of the first colored man
to be raised to the Catholic priesthood
in the United States. Cardinal
Gibbons officiated, and the ceremony
of ordination was preceded by the cele
bration of solemn high mass. The name
of the new priest is Charles R. Uncles.
He is a light-colored quadroon, and was
born in this city thirty years ago. Ho
will say his first mass on Christmas
morning, and early in the new year will
be assigned to seclul work among his
race. There is one other colored priest
in this country, a resident of Chicago,
but he was educated and raised to tho
dignity at Rome.
Young Field'! Condition.
New York, Deo. 23. No change Is re
ported in the condition of Edward M.
Field, the alleged insane banker. The
Srison officials persist in saying that he is
etennined to starve himself to death.
Accordiug to them this is the eighth day
of his fast.
The Agricultural Department Detalua
Big Shipment of Gnrued Horan
Meat for Europe.
Washington, Dec. 23. Tho depart
ment of agriculture . announces that the
inspectors on Long Island have unearthed
an abbatoir at Newton Creek, devoted
entirely to the slaughtering of broken-
down horses. Many of these horses aro
diseased and some had glanders. Most
of the meat was corned and put up for
export as family beef. The secretary of
agriculture wired the inspectors at the
port or shipment to stop sucn exports
immediately and notify the local
boards of health. ; The dealer,
learning this, changed his label
&vA undertook to hip tha stuff
abroad as horse meat under the impres
sion that he could thus evade tho bureau
inspectors. Secretary Rusk, however,
did not propose to permit the intent of
the law to be thus balked, and he is ad
vised that the chief inspector in New
York seized an entire lot of seventy-fivo
tierces and turned it over to the official
clerk. The official record in the bureau
of animal industry shows that this ne
farious industry has been carried on for
some time in the secret fashion. Secre
tary Rusk is determined to use all tho
power at his command to put a stop at
once and for all to the abominable
traffic. , .
The Late Senator Plumb.
Washington. Dec. 22 After the serv
ices in the senate the body of the de
ceased senator was borne out, to be
taken tu thq railroad station. Follow
ing tho remains came the senators and
representatives, who formed by twos,
with Vice President Morton at the head.
and accompanied the body on foot to the
station. The president ana nis caDinec
and other distinguished persons were
ushered to their carriages and joined the
The funeral cortege reached the sta
tion at 2:40 p. m., headed by the' congres
sional committee and followed by a large
number of senators and representatives.
The congressional committee stood in
line while the coffin, carriod by the Cap
itol police and followed by members of
the senate and house, was borne to the
train. The train left at 2:45 and will
reach Kansas City about 6 or 7 o'clock
Wednesday morning. A stop of an hour
will be made at Kansas City and the
train will leave for Emporia about 9
o'clock Wednesday morning.
Mint Suffer Death by Electricity.
Washington, Dec. 23. The appeals
of Murderers Charles McElvain and
Lnci and Nicoli Trezzia. now in prison
at Sing Sing, N. Y., awaiting sentence
of death by electricity, have been de
nied. The petitions maintained that the
provision for solitary confinement and
other features of the state law were un
constitutional. Treasury Matters.
Washington, Dec. 22. Net gold in
the treasury is $129,650,889, a decrease
of nearly $3,000,000 since the 10th inst.
The cash balance is $132,200,000, the
lowest figure reached this month. The
receipts from customs at New York for
the first twenty days of this month are
$."),32,7fl9, a decrease of $1,704,067 from
the same period of last year.
No Decision.
Washington, Dec. 23. The supremo
court of the United States, after deliv
ering several opinions, took an adjourn
ment over the holidays until Jan. 4.
when a decision in the Boyd-Thayer
gubernatorial case will bo handed down.
In the Senate,
Washington, Dec. 22. In the senata
over a hundred new bills were intro
duced. The nomination of S. B. Elkins
as secretary of war was confirmed and a
number of postmasters nominations re
Walt Whitman is expected to die at any
Russell S.we, Jr., is very ill and he is
Kradually sinking-
Two brothers, John and Xicho1,t3 Hand,
were killed by an engine ou the Lake
Shore at Chicago.
Two men broke into a jeweler's window
in Kansas City, gathered everything in
sight, and made good their escape.
It is said that S.V.White & Co. will
shortly resume business. The llrm'sered
itors propose to make them m my conces
sion. The whaleback steamer C. W. Wetmore
arrived at Everett, Wash , its destination
in good condition.
Mr. Stickler, oue of the world's fair com
missioners from Germany, has lauded in
Hoboken, and has in his possession what
is said to bo the sword carried by Christo
pher Columbus, at the time of bis discov
ery of America.
The lower house of the South Carolina
legislature voted to resubmit the bill mak
ing nn appropriation for the world's fair.
It isso near the end of the session that U
is believed the bill is practically killed,
and private subscription must be de
pended upou to secure representation at
Chicago. .
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