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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 1892.
For the Fabmir8' Alliance.
THE MORTGAGE MAN.
, Owl's, ut up -ur patching now,
And bear my Uint plan
We'll get a loan upon tbe farm
Of soils safe mortgage man.
And pay off every debt at once
, And fear no eliq ue or clan.
For money' plenty in the town,
Bo say a tbe morteaje man.
' He took me In behind tbe aoreen.
And ask me 'bout my "folk.
And gave me aucb an eair chair.
And told me all tbe jokes;
I went with him to dinner too
Moat all the farmer! can
Be aayi the price of corn will rise
Thii smiling- mortgage man.
Then erery year with crops like the
The interest can be paid;
That axent is e kind and good
We need not be afraid.
Be talks to common working men,
And gives them each a plan
That all may build and live as well
As any mortgage man.
We then may educate our beys
At better school In tow n ;
They're bright and smart.an 'tis a shame
To keep tueh children down;
And music too, tbe girls shall have,
They've helped ui save aad plan,
Se we bad better sro to day
And Bad that mortgage man.
He says our stock will pay it soon,
Rome sunny future time.
He wants your name upon tbe bond,
' Twill cost us net a dime.
Why de you weep and tremble so?
My foolish Polly Ann?
One could but think you saw knave
In every mortgage man.
Tbe corn is killed, and ring unite
To keep all produce down
The Interest many months past due
Our mortgaged farm upon.
Tbe banker sneers behind the soreea
(They're such a favored oltn )
I wish I'd never sold myself
To any mortgage maa.
Had I but taken your advice,
liy poor wifo turned so gray.
We eoHld have kept our little home
And ne'er been turnod away.
Make "poortitn" patches now.
We'll " move en" once again;
Why should tbe government be our bane
And love the mortgage man. . ,
Mart Baihd Finch,
In the Scottish dialect, poverty, .
Ex-Sheriff John F. Boyd died very sud
denly from pneumonia at Omaha.
The general store of J. N. Peal of Calla
way has been closed under a chattel inort
The Dublic schools of Humboldt have
been closed because the teachers are all
down with the grip.
The Nebraska Tobacco Growers' asso
ciation Died articles of incorporation with
the secretary of state . . ;
Hitchcock county gets 11,453.09 as her
share of the semi-annual apportionment
of the state school moneys.
Ex-County Treasurer Likens of Bassett
has been arrested, charged with em bet
sling 7,533.60of public funds.
E. Fist, a deputy county treasurer, Is on
trial at Hastings charged with embezzling
fSO.OOO of Adams county funds.
It is proposed to start a ninth national
bank in Omaha with what is said to be
Standard Oil company backing.
The increase in valuation of property in
Greeley county in the last ten years has
been something over 400 per cent.
The sheriff will sell the property of the
Lincoln Canning company, including the
vinegar works now in operation, this
The store of Sharp Bros. & Crocker,
at LRierty, was broken into by burglars,
the safe cracked and $300 in money se
C. P. Hubbard of Broken Bow sold
three dogs last week for $300. Two were
bought by the Seminole kennels of Phila
delphia. The $2,000 tax paid by the Pacific Short
Line has helped out Dixon county's gen
eral fund so that all outstanding accounts
are called in.
The number of deaths in Fremont for
1K8S, 1890 and 1891 was, respectively 130,
96, 70. As the population has increased
greatly this is a most favorable showing.
Rev. L. P. Smith, the Baptist minister
who left Springfield last month, has re
cently returned and has fully paid up and
settled all claims outstanding against'
A freight train on the Bnrlington and
Missouri broke in to at Edison and the
sections came together with a crash,
wrecking a number of cars and blocking
The Exchange bank and Greeley Stato
bank each furnished a bond in the sum of
$530,000, and are both chosen as depositors
of the county funds under tho present ad
ministration. The county board and county attorney
of Dundy county have united in an effort
to induce the citizens of that county to
contribute a carload of corn for the Rus
Five of the Wild West show Indians ar
rived in Rush ville Tuesday morning. The
usual number of friends from Pine Ridge
were down to meet them and the night
was made hideous with rejoicing noises.
The first official document sent to the
Omaha Indians, dated 1806, was intro
duced as testimony the other day in the
. wayne-Thurston county seat contest.
It is owned by the Winnebago fire chief.
Abraham Wallick, who recently died in
Seward county, was a veteran of tthe
Twenty-second Iowa infantry, and set
tled in Seward county in 1868. Ho had
thirteen children twelve of whom are
A Russian living near Howard received
a letter a few days ago from his people,
who live in the famine stricken district in
Russia, in which they stated that for one
week they had had nothing to live on but
isuuG, Couutv farmers and business
men will hold a mass meeting at Benkel
man February 6, with a view of determin
ing whether money can be raised to defray
the expense ot' conducting rain-making
experiments next summer.
The estate of the deceased Widow
Pecker of Cass county is estimated at $80,-
000. Among the notes and money found
housed up by her was a $1,000 bill, which
her neighbors remember seeing in her
possession fifteen years ago.
Charles Griffith, an old and respected
settler of the northern part of Custer
county, was taken to Broken Bow recent
ly from his home near Gates postoffice.and
upon an examination by the insanity com
mission was pronounced insane.
IHE FAMfflEJN RUSSIA.
Minister Smith of St. Petersburg
Hakes a Report.
COLD, HUNGER, DISEASE
rerrible SuftVring In the Uronelit-Strick-
n District One Hundred and Eighty
Million Pound, of Food Necessary
for Belief of the Starving,
Washington, Feb. 2. In response to
many sympathetic inquiries and proffers
jf aid received from friends in the Unit
id States, the department of state has
received from Minister Smith of St.
Petersburg an intoiesting report of? the
ctual conditions of the stricken districts
jf Russia, prepared from evidence of
sye-witnesses and most trustworthy
sources, of which the following is the
jpitomo; The territory afflicted by tho
Irought comprises thirteen provinces of
European Russia, where the famine is
general. In five other provinces the
famine prevails in part. One or two
jthers have suffered to some extent, but
ire not included in the oilicial reiKrta.
rhe first thirteen provinces in area are
Greater Than All Germany
riiey cover an area equal to the states
Df Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Rhodlsland, Connecti-
;ut, Ponnsvlvania, Delaware, Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia, North Car
jlina, South Caroli na, Georgia and Ken
tucky all together. The population ia
.bout equal, or about 25,000,000. Tho
provinces above named, if included in
the comparison would equal a combined
area of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan. Wis
consin, Minnesota, Illinois, North Da
kota, South Dakota. Nebraska, Kansas
uid half of Ohio. The total population
of these last five provinces is nearly
double that of the eleven states. This
vast section is the richest and ordinarily
the most fruitful soil of Rustiu.
The destitution is not universal, as
there are those whoso accumulations
have saved them from want and there
are some spots preserved from blight by
irrigation, where a good harvest was
reaped, but at the best estimate the
Suffering I Enormous.
An official estimate of the nuinlwr of
those without lood or means of sup
port who require aid is given as 14,
1)00,000 pei'sous, aud this is probably bo
low tho true number. For throe years
the crops have fallen short of the aver
age and the deficiency of the past season
left the storehouse well nigh empty and
with the increased failure of this year
it is evident, and Minister Smith adds,
oositive that unless equal relief can bo
supplied the great suffering will jrrow.
The great proportion of the peasantry is
not provident. .The peasants make no
saving, but live wholly dependent tipon
yearly crops, hence long continued and
widespread drouth leaves them subject
to outside relief. The scarcity of pro
Not the Only Misery
of the people. The crops are the foun
dation of their whole economic struct
ure. When their crops fail, various
evils follow. The government loses rev
enue and the peasants lack all the neces
saries of life, clothing, fire, wood, farm
ing implements, subsistence of horses
and cattle, all depend upon this resource,
the crops, the taxes and rentals continuo
and it is as difficult to get fuel as food in
Cold as well as hunger cause terrible
suffering. Large numbers of persons
huddle together in some houses, most
conducive to warmth, ana even thatched
roofs are torn and the straw fed to the
lying embers. Clothing is given away
for bread. Horses and cattle are sacri
ficed. Fodder is as scarce as human
food, in some cases horse flesh has been
sacrificed for sustenance. During' tho
winter there is no work and frequently
fathers have left their wives and child
ren to fight the battle of want alone, be
cause they could do nothing and their
absence would leave fewer mouths to
feed at home. The broad many are eat
ing is composed of wild arrock, potatoes,
shaff and leaves, and these terrible con
litions produce disease. Within the
radius of one mile there are 120 cases
of typhus fever,
Pestilence and Hanger are Dally Raining
Thrnnerh .Tanuarv. Febmarv and
March the roads will be good and all en
ergies should be bent to pouring pro
visions into the suffering provinces. The
rivers are frozen. Two or three rail
roads run into the famine-stricken dis
tricts, but there are no branches and all
provisions must be earned for long dis
tances on sledges. The problem is how
to carry enongh during the next three
months not alone for the present, but to
tide over until the next harvest, wnicn
should be in July. In the middle of
March or the first of April the roads will
become heavy and difficult. Horses
now available, for the spring fanning
will be in use. Time is a most import
ant factor of the work of relief.
180,000.000 Pounds of Food Keoeaaary.
Fifty carloads should arrive every day
but only eleven carloads per day were
received Christmas week. The emerg
ency pending has not been realized, un
fortunately, but the spectre of famine
has overawed everybody and every en
ergy must oe straineu to mmgaie ine
calamity. The imperial government
has up to the present time applied $42,
500,000 from the public treasury for the
work of relief, but the work must still
go on, and the expenditure must amount
to a much higher sum. The Russian
emperor has personally given enorm
ously! and all classes are giving accord
ing to their means. The
Loss to tbe Government Revenue
will be at least 200,000,000 roubles,
about $ 100,000,000 or more, while con
servative estimates of the loss to Russia,
in view of all consequences, is placed at
not less than 1,000,000,000 roubles. Up
to the present there have been few con
tributions from abroad, but the govern
ment and the people of Russia are deep
ly sensible of spontaneous offerings that
have been made in various parts of the
United States, and the emperor, as well
as others, have intimated" as much to
Mr. Smith in their expressions of appro
y&frt It will Explode.
Montreal, Feb. 2. A. Dnpre and his
two little daughters were fatally injured
and a third daughter had her skull frac
tured by an explosion of dynamite which
had been placed in the stove to thaw, at
Cole St. Louis, near here,
AFTER TWELVE YEARS.
John nix'i Hidden Fortua Discovered
by a GrandMB.
Wichita, Kan., Feb. 3. Ten or twelve
years ago John Wise, a wealthy old
miser, died suddenly, a couplo of miles
frcm Conway Springs, Simmer county.
His heirs could find no will or money,
but among his papers were discovered
memoranda which established ie fact
tbe old man had about 1 10,000 ueposite l
somewhere. He had never done any bust
nesswith the banks of the county .and was
always most secretive about his money
matters when talking to his wife and
children, though admitting he had lots
of money. Had his death not been so
sudden he would perhaps have revealed
bis secret, but it has taken his heirs
twelve years to uaearth tho mystery.
Yesterday, while Johu W. Wise, grand
son of the miser, was taking down bouh.
ancient foundations he came across an
old keg which, on investigation, proved
to be the dead miser's bank. In it was
found between fJO.OOO and $:!5,000 in
gold and the old man's will. W ise made
his money in the mines of Colorado and
brought it with him to Kansas. Ho only
left one son living, who in turn died,
leaving a son, the John W. Wise now
on the land and the finder of the fortune.
Nebraska Dank Failure.
Kearney, Feb. 2. The Commercial
and Savings bank, capital 1 00,000,
elosed its doors." Liabilities unknown.
Congressional Proceeding Mors Ma
verick Money Maryland' Direct Tax.
Cabinet Meeting Indian Scholar. '
Washington, Feb. 2. Tne senate
passed house bill continuing charters of
certain corporations in the District ol
Columbia. Bills were passed bv nnnni
mons consent providing for sessions ot
the United States circuit and district
courts at Littleton, N. II., and to do
tach Montgomery county from tao
western district of Arknnsas and ti
attach it to the eastern district oftiiH
same state and for the relief pf the pur
chasers of luudsiu tho Umatilla Indian
A bill was reported and placed on the
calendar providing for a fourth judic
iary district in tho territory of Utah.
(Senate bills were passed appropriat
ing $30,000 for the reimlmrsemcnt of
citizens of Nevada for expenses incurred
in suppressing Indian hostilities in that
state, and appropriating $200,000 for a
public building ut Kansas City, Kans.
Senator Piatt of Connecticut suggested
that it be made tho special order for
Wednesday. Mr. Paddock accepted this
suggestion, but Senator Bate.Tennessee,
oposed it. Pending the report the hour
of 2 o'clock arrived and the senate re
sumed the discussion of the unfinished
business, the La Abra and Weil claims.
Senator Hoar's amendment striking
out the section giving a appeal from the
court of claims to the supreme court
was voted down. Senator Vilas sug
gested verbal amendments which
were accepted. The bill then passed
yeas, V;. nays, f. A similar bill in re
gard to the Weil claim also passed.
Both bills provide 1 that in case the
court should decide the claims fraudu
lent the unexpended portion of the
awards should be reimbursed to Mexico.
In the House.
The house was engnged in a discus
sion of the rnles, which assumed a wide
range and allowed the member to make
political speeches and personal remarks
not pertinent to the subject under dis-
cussion. it was a uay iur personalities,
Mr. Hoar and Mr. Morse engaging in a
verbal encounter, while tne speaker was
compelled to dispatch the sergenat-at-
anns to Mr. Pickler of South Dakota to
take his seat. Altogether the rules
seem to provoke considerable feeling and
the temper of the house is not at all
placid upon the subject. Mr. Cockran
of New York made an effective argu
ment in favor of c onipelling the attend
ance of a quorum.
Washington, Feb. 2. Official notice
has been received by the British min
ister that the tariff changes agreed upon
in the reciprocity arrangement for the
British West Indian colonies have al
ready been voted by Jamaica, Barba
does and Trinidad, and that from Feb. 1
the reciprocity arrangement will be in
full force in these colonies. A few days'
delay only is anticipated in putting the
arrangement into operation also in the
Leeward and Windward island.
More Maverick Money.
Washington, Feb. 3. The comp
troller of the currency has decided to
pay an additional dividend of 20 per
cent, on the claims proved against the
Maverick National bank ot Boston,
Mass., a first dividend of 40 per cent,
having been declared on the 14th ult.
The bank failed November 2, 1892.
Washington, Feb. V. The Indian of
fice was advised of the arrival of 108
Indian children from the Pima and
Apache Arizona tribes at the Genoa
Maryland's Direct Tax.
Washington, Feb. 2. The treasury
department paid to the state of Mary
land her share of the direct tax, amount
ing to $371,299.
Washington, Feb. 2. The cabinet
held a long meeting. It is understood
Chilean affairs and Bering sea negotia
tions were discussed at length,
South Dukota Failure.
Yankton, S. D., Feb. 2. C. M. Wil
son, a heavy dealer in general merchan
dise at Avon, a small town in Bonhomme
county, was closed on a foreclosure of
chattel mortgages by the sheriff.
Wholesaler in Sioux City, Chicago and
Omaha will be losers to the aggregate
amount of $12,000.
The Wyuudotte all Klght.
Norfolk, Vi., Feb. 2. The United
States monitor Wyandotte which ran
aground in the James River while lieing
towed to the navy yard at this point, ar
rived here Saturday night uninjured.
Wltifiky War Probable.
Chicago, Fob. 2. The directors of the
whisky trust are holding a secret session
here. It is believed their nction will re-
suit in a big war in prices against ths
Attempted Wrecking of al'nion Pa
cific Train Sear Kearney, Xeb.
rHE BORDER TROUBLED
A Scouting Parly Attacked by the Beva
lutlonlnts and One 31 an Killed Freda
Ward's Slayers at Heatplta
Plead Not Guilty. '
Kearney, Neb., FebA 9. A sensation
was developed here by finding a large
dynamite cartridge placed on a switch
on the Union Pacific track near West
Kearney. It was primed and all ready
for business and would have wrecked
the east-bound passenger, which was
about dne when the explosive was
found. A couple of boys who were
walking on the track made the discov
ery and carried the cartridge to the city
and gave it to the police, together with
what information they possessed regard
ing the affair. The whole jthiug is
shrouded in mystery, as nothing of the
kind has ever been used or sold here.
The police are at work trying to ferret
out the perpetrators of the deed.
Think They Have Found Their Cashier.
St. Pacl, Minn., Feb. 2.-The St.
Paul Trust company is hot on the trail
of Lonis Wilde, the young cashier who
so suddenly departed last fall with a
large shortage charged up against him.
Friduy night the chief of police of
Buffalo, N. Y., telegraphed to Snierin
tendent Henderson of Minneapolis, ask
ing if Louis Wildo was wanttd in that
city. The description given of him
tallied almost exactly with that of the
snsjjccted cashier, tliongh the defect in
his left eye was attributed to cross-eye.
The Wilde case was kept very quiet at
the time, and the public had little knowl
edge of the affair. , Tho American
Surety company covered his bond and
protected the trust company against loss,
and the latter has been leisurely check
ing up the books to discover the exact
amount missing. No figuref are given
out, but it is alleged the shortage will
amount to something like $0,000. Wildo
was cashier and enjoyed the confidence
of the company. '
The Sensation I Out.
Omaha, Feb. 2. About a week ago
A. Q. Bowon, a man of U3, who has been
acting as business manager- for Mrs.
Nathan Pollard.the lecturess and wife of
the noted historian, secured $110 from
her to rtav expenses and decamped. Mrs.
Pollard reported the matter to the police
and Bowen was arrested at Neola and
brought back. When placed in jail and
informed that he was held on the charge
of embezzlement be became quite nerv
ous and, ueing cioseiy quesuoncu, saiu.
that ulKiut three years ago he met Mrs.
Pollard in New York and while she was
sick nursed her. Mrs. Pollard said hia
presence in her sick room compromised
her character and asked him to marry
her. He agreed to do this, but the cere
mony was never performed, although
they had lived as man and wife since
that time. Mrs. Pollard is old enough
to be his mother. She has asked the po
lice to release him and is vainly trying
to keep the newspapers from publishing
Freda Ward' (Slayer.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 8. "Not gnil
ty," murmured Miss Alico Mitchell with
a slight shrug of the shoulders in tho
presence of the judge of the circuit
court and a few spectators ill the court
room. "Not guilty," said Miss Johnson
in a low but distinct voice trembling
with emotion, when the clerk of the
court finished reading to her the joint
indictments charging her and Mis3
Mitchell with cutting the throat of
Freda Ward. Both prisoners were
formally arrainged, and for Miss
Mitchell, the plea of present insanity
was entered, and for Miss Johnson At
torney Patterson entered a plea of not
guilty. This was a disappointment to
the ieople of Memphis each of whom
had appointed himself a committee of
one to be present at the arraingment.
The prisoners after pleading to tho in
dictments were committed to jail until
further orders by the judge.
The Border Trouble.
San Diego, Tex., Feb. 2.--Justice of
tho Peace Vails at Beravides, seventeen
miles south of the Mexican National
railway, wires that a scouting party.
Deputy Marshals Guellaer, Moreno and
Glover, acting as scouts, was uttacked,
supposedly by Garza's men, one of them
leing killed. Moreno's horse was also
killed, Guellaer reported the facts to
Vails. Guellaer. knows nothing of
Moreno's whereabouts and he may also
be killed or captured. Guellaer was en
his way to Sneden, where the United
States soldiers are camped, and had rid
den the whole distance during the night.
Deputy marshals left Beravides with a
posse, bound for the wells where the
Married to Escape the Reformatory.
Newbuko, N. Y., Feb. 2. Miss
Mattie Shaffer, the 10-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Shaffer of Red
Hook, was married to Jeremiah Moore
of the same place, whose age is 70. The
ceremony was performed at the bride
groom's office m Rh1 Hsok by Justice
Edgar L. Tsaver. The parents of Miss
Shaffer had commenced proceedings to
have her committed to a reformatory
when the aged Mr. Moore gallantly
stepped in and married her, thus becom
ing the guardian, protector and future
judge of his girl-wife's conduct.
Wanted to Kill the Shcrin.
Ottcmwa, Ia., Feb. 2. Sheriff Mcln
tire arrested Bill Myers, a notorious
thief and desperado, who at the headf
a gang of toughs attempt ed the life of
the sheriff several months ago, and
would doubtless have succeeded had it
not been for the prompt assistance
Deputy Sheriff Wiljiains.
Suicided In a Court Rocen.
Easton, Pa., Feb. 2. Preston M.
Gernet, an attorney on triul for em
bezzlement, shot himself in the court
room. Ho cannot recover.
Four of the Crew Drowned.
Dublin, Feb. 2. A boat belonging to
II. M. S. British Isle foundered in Dub
lin bay, drowning four of her crew.
GIBBONS AND THE PAPACY.
Dr. MrGlrna Thinks There Are
Froapeeta for the Amerieaa Cardinal.
New York, Feb, 2. Dr. McGlynn,
speaking of the possibility of the next
pope being an American, says, that
twenty years agij it would have sounded
ridiculous to talk of the prospects of
there being an American cardinal, but
the persistent agitation of the subject by
American newspapers forced the papal
see to appoint a cardinal in this country.
The complications of European pontics,
Dr. McGlynn said, may render it advis
able on the death of the present pope to
appoint an American as his sucoessor.
Some such solution of the question which
agitates Italy must be found, or another
revolution similar to that which shook
France a century ago, would be the
"The next conclave of cardinals," ho
continued, "will in all probabiUty bo
held outside of Rome, which means
that for the first time in &)0 years the
pope will not be an Italian. It cannot
be a Frenchman or a German, still less
an Englishman, so it loons as though
selection would have to be made from
this country, in which eveut Cardinal
Gibbons world be named."
Dr. McGlynn thought that Cardinal
Gibbons would make an excellent pope
lecnuse he is so intensely American and
ia possessed of good common sense and
sagacitv enough to moot all the difficul
ties of the papacy. His reign would be
tho beginning of a glorious era for
'Catholic church. -
COURTS MUST DECIDE.
The Attorney General of Minnesota Gives
aa Opinion on the Educational
St. Pail, Feb. 2. In answor to ques
tions put by a committee of clergymen,
Attorney General Clapp has written an
opinion which has an important bear
ing upon the parochial and public school
controversy in this state. After citing
the laws on the subject the Attorney
"Should the state superintendent as
sume to determine whether any district
reported was not in fact a public
school in contemplation of the law, and
reduce the county apportionment on that
account, the auditor might treat such
district ns entitled to apportionment
and inclndo it in the distribution of the
funds allotted to the county by the state
superintendent, in which case the stato
Buperindentent instead of visiting his
condemnation upon the supposed of
fender would in fact deprive all the
other districts in the county of a portion
of the fund.
,'The county auditor is subject to legal
proceedings to compel him to make
a proper apportionment or prevent him
from making an improper one, as tho
rase may be, while the state superin
tendent is probably not subject to such
proceeding. It follows, therefore, that
if public moneys are likely to be appor
tioned to a district which it is claimed
is not entitled to the same the remedy
is by a proceeding to restrain the county
auditor from making such apportion
ment, or if he refuses to make an appor
tionment to a district lawfully entitled
thereto, proceedings ma r be instituted
against him to compel him to make such
apportionment. In either case the court
is the only tribunal which can determine
whether the district was or was not en
titled t its share of the public school
Jay Eye Sea Entered in Facing Race.
Racine, Wis,, Feb. 2. Jackson L
Case has entered Jay Eye See with a
trotting record of :i:10 in several pacing
races the coming season. First at Inde
Iiendence, Ia., in August in the 2:30 and
2:10 class, each a $5,000 stake, and at
Columlras. Tenn.. in October in the 2:40
and 2:25 class for a like stake. The little
gelding is being jogged daily. Last fall
lie showed speed as a pacer, and Mr.
Case believes he may be one of the best.
Jay Eye See is 14 yenre of age and made
his best mark at Providence in 18S4,
since which time he has been troubled
with a bad tendon.
Preparing for the Bonspiel.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 2. The St.
Paul curlers are enthusiastic over the
prospects for a successful international
bonsniel. Every detail has been ar
ranged by the St. Paul club. Twenty
five rinks have been laid out on the ice
near the club house in addition to the
regular rinks. Nearly forty rinks have
notified tho St. Paul cluo or their inten
tion to be present.
Kansas Wheat Not Injured.
Topfka. Kan., Feb. 2. The secretary
of the state board of agriculture has an
nonnced that wheat has suffered no
damage so far. but that the conditions
must be extremely favorable to insure a
Strike Successfully Arbitrated.
Indianapolis, Feb. 2. The board of
arbitration rendered a decision in the
late street car strike satisfactory to both
Reporter Will Be Present.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 2. The bill al
lowing reporters to be present at elec
trical executions was passed by both
houses of the legislature.
At a fire in a New York tenement house
several people were badlv injured by
jumping from windows and falling from
Joint resolutions requesting the presi
dent to return to Mexico tho flags captured
by the United S .ates array during the
Mexican war has been introduced, in the
senate and house.
John H. Milton, proprietor, and Will
lam Porter, editor of the Beaver, Pa.
Star, have each been sentenced to pay
fine of WO and to be imprisoned for six
months for libeling Senator Quay.
Tho brother and two sisters of John W.
Biggin, the snilor of the Baltimore, who
wftl one of those killed by the mob in
Valpariso and whose home was in Phil
adelphia, will send to Washington a for
mal claim against the government for
The ocean tug, Eduar F. Lnckenbacb,
returned to Xcw York after a fruitless
three days' search for the missing scow
No. b, and no further effort will be made
to rescue the two men on board ot her,
The only hop for them is that they have
been picked up by some pausing vessel.
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Shot Off Hi Foot.
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 2. E. W. Clay
ton, a merchant of this city, had his
right foot shot off above the ankle by
the accidental discharge of a shotgun.
He was returning from a hunting trip
in the country, when the gun, which
washing in the bottom of the buggy,
Death from Tight Lactns;.
Berux, Feb. 2. A sad occurrence
marred the festivities on the occasion of
the celebration at Blankenburg of the
the emperor's birthday. During the
progress of a ball given by the officers
of the garrison, a daughter of Captain
Senden fell to the floor, and before her
partner in the waltz could raise her pros
trate body, she was a corpse. The phy
sicians gave the cause of death as tight
and brown cash-
sacKs ana cut
East Side P. 0. Square.
Convincing. Its News Servlc
A Corpse Found.
Pittsburg, Feb. 2. The remains of an
Italian man was found in the debris ot
Sailla & Fugassis' fruit store which was
destroyed by fire about five weeks agow
The firm employed a number of Italians
and it is supposed the body is one of
Disastrous risffulnes of a. Child.
Bat Cmr, Mich., Feb. 2. John Giffel,
a shoemaker, and his wife and
months-old child, were horribly burned.
Giffel was repairing shoes at his bench:
and had a large lamp hanging before
him. The child threw a hammer, strik
ing the lamp, shattering it and throwing
the burning oil over the father and
child, setting fire to their clothes. The
screams of the child brought the mother
to the scene and in attempting to subdu
the flames she was badlv burned.
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