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"Why did be suicide r asks the Bos
ton Globe. We doa't know. It would
have bwa Just as mj; to anon or t
"What haa become of the old-fesh-leoed
raU fencer lnqulree the Atchlaoa
Globe. Perhaps you are printing your
ea It, brother.
New that It haa been settled that the
Moo roe doctrine waa pat up by Can
ning there la no longer any doubt that
It moat continue to be preferred.
A man In Houston, Texas, who mur
dered his wife, waa sentenced to the
nenitentlarr for nlnetT years Saturday.
Bach a fellow should hare been sen- j
tenced for life.
A Boston passer indulges In a fling at
the alse of the Chicago girl's stocking.
The Chicago girl's stocking is about the
else of her Boston sister's, but' when
he pnta It on she Alls It.
Kudyard Kipling long ago anticipat
ed Gen. Miles' discoveries as to our
seacoast defenses. He declared. It will
be remembered, that along the Atlan
tic seaboard Uncle Sam waa -temptingly
" Spain is now bristling up and threat
ening to Join force with England
against the Monroe doctrine. Spain
lan't able to whip the smallest part of
Itself. Cab will keep the dona too
busy to worry about Veneioela.
If American missionaries hare been
conspiring against the king and the
erown prince of Core these soldiers
or the cross must expect to be treated
as conspirators. Their mission la to
establish a reign of the Lord of Hosts,
not to interfere with the Imperial away
ef temporal rulers.
. It la not generally known that the
author of that stirring ballad, "Yankee
Doodle," was a young surgeoo of Al
bany, named Dr. Richard Shuckburg.
"Yankee Doodle" haa probably had
more Influence upon the coarse of pub
lic affairs than many more ambitions
pieces of literature.
A florist la paid 15,000 a month to
keep the vault decorated In which Ilea
the body of the late J. W. Mackay Jr.,
son of the bonansa king- A hundred
families might be maintained on this
sum that is worse than thrown away.
Such an ostentatious display of grief
ceases to be foolish. It is selfish and
Those who take the position that war
between the United States and Eng
land would be one of the greatest
dimes of history seem generally pos
sessed of the Idea that this fact calls
upon our Oorernment to yield. As
Britain baa waged a great many wars,
and some of them are condemned by
bar own historians as cruel and atro
cious, the chance that she may again
be wrong in her claims should recetTO
attention from these men who are so
quick to condemn a country that has
serer fought save In a noble cause and
as a last resort.
Well, well, well! Here is an English
delegate to the labor convention who
believes and enunciates his belief that
America la not so free a country as
England because It haa a written con
stitution, which may be on demand In
terpreted by the Judges! The constl-
tattoo la serer used, a our mistaken
' critic appears to suppose, to nullify the
expressed wishes of the whole people
ef the nation, but only when one sec
tion wishes to stray outside the. limits
of the instrument which all sections
bars agreed to accept as a. Joint limita
tion. The American constitution cov
en In Its operation a group of eover
otgnftos, some of which at times need
te be recalled Into the traces. The
constKutioa works no tyrannies.
1 The Surtax may natter himself that
be Is causing Europe s very large sum
of expense. Nearly forty or fifty first
class war ships are assembled in ports
convenient to the DardeneUea, with
steam up and with a host of launches
flying to aad fro from the shores. Test
quantities of provisions are sent out to
these ships from their own countries.
and the Mil that the Sultan will pay
will astonish him. It Is to be observed
that Great Britain has a larger fleet
than any other three powers Interested
la the demonstration. Russia, bow
ever, has a large fleet In the Black Sea,
also with steam up and ready te pro
ceed at a moment's notice. This "arm
ed reserve," as Russia calls it eonstst
1ns ef seven war shins and nine tor
pedo boats, added to the few big ships
which the Busstaas now have la the
Medtteraaneea, , to the Ave first
class naval fighters which France hag
seat, aad to the many others which she
Binll easily send from Toulon, places
the Trance -Rossis n all lance on a very
red! table footing as opposed to En
g3u4. Germany does not seem to have
sands any formidable naval demon
Strettoo, bat the Influence of the Get-
i Empire In the negotiation la by ne
tbe Turkish Oovem-
of 1100400 for the
tn the out
to a eoo
en the part ef the Qev-
kxaUs at Chart. Thai
it ef the United states. As te
the troubles la Armenia, m accordaaes
with our established policy, we can do
nothing directly, however much our
sympathy may be excited. But this
much we can do and are bound to do for
the honor of our flag: We can see that
the rights of Americas dtlsena are re
spected. This much all governments
are supposed to do, although at the
present time the powers, made cautious
by mutual Jealousy, seem to be dere
lict even In this respect. In which they
are usually so prompt to act. Tbs ac
tion of the United States In forcing the
payment of the Indemnity doubtless
will hare a salutary effect on the sultan
and his bloodthirsty subjects.
The territorial census taken this yeat
credTta Utah with a population of 247.
834 persons, being an Increase of more
than 14 per cent over the number as
ascertained from the Federal census
taken in 1880. The males outnumber
the females by J,000, and nearly four
fifths of the population is American
born. The valuation of the State Is H
millions, of which nearly half is land,
17 millions personal property, and 11
millions railroads. The total value of
property assessed Is stated separately
at 96H millions, against nearly 121
millions four years earlier, and ,3&7,
000 acres of public lands have been dis
posed of by the land office In the last
quarter of a century. The number of
acres under cultivation last year was
a little less than 900,000, about nlne
tentha of which was under irrigation.
These lands were Irrigated during the
season from three to twelve times, the
duration of each wetting ranging from
an hour and a half to twenty-four
hours. The area of unimproved farm
lands Is stated at lees than a million
acres, and the area capable of irrigation
with profit to the cultivator Is cbout
three and a half millions. The number
of farms last year' was about 21,000.
The census of four years earlier show
ed only 11,884 families living on farms,
of which 85 per cent were owned free
of Incumbrance, S per cent owned sub
ject to Incumbrance, and 10 per cent
hired. The 8,000,000 bushels of wheat
grown last year averaged 21V bushels
to the acre. There are In the soon-to-be
State nearly two and a half million
sheep valued at more than 12 million
dollars, though wool was worth only
a to 8 cents per pound last year. Man
ufacturers are credited with the use
of five and a half millions of capital
and more than 11,000 horse power.
They employ 3,000 bands. There are
nearly 2,000 stores, with more than It
millions of capital and annual sales of
83 millions. The bank capital la five
millions and the deposits more than
nine millions. The silver production
decreased from more than eight mill
Ion ounces In 1800 and 1892 to 6,040,000
ounces last year, while the gold pro
duction has Increased from 5,000 ounce
In 1884 to M.427 ounces In 1884.
MEAT AS A FERTILIZER.
Maer Pleats Thrive rprtataslj on a
It has been proven time and again
that the so-called "cannibal plants," of
which the Venus flytrap la the type,
are much jnore healthy when allowed
their regular Insect food than when they
are reared under netting or In any
other manner which excludes them
from their regular meat diet The
above is an oddity of Itself, especially
when we consider the fact that there
la a certain school of botanists which
teaches cannibal plants make no use
whatever of the Insect prey captured
by them, but It Is nothing compared
with the bold assertion made by Francis
Darwin. That noted gentleman brave
ly meets the "vegetarian botanists"
with the assertion that all kinds and
classes of plants, whether known as
man testers or not. bear more and heav
ier fruits and seeds when fed on meat
than those that are not allowed a flesh
diet. He grew two lots, comprising
various varieties of the different com
mon plants. One lot was regularly fed
(through their roots, of course,) with
pure juices compressed from meat, the
other wRh water and the various fer
tilisers. The final figures on this odd
experiment proved that the plants
which were fed pure meat juice bore
MA truits of the different kinds, while
the unfed plants of the same number
and original condition bore but seventy
four. Also, that the pampered plants
bore 240 seeds to every 100 borne by
the plants that were not given a chance
to gratify cannibalistic tastes. This Is
certainly a discovery worthy of much
careful study and . extensive experi
ment St Loula Republic.
Joba Smith the World Oter.
The well-known name, John Smith,
a good, strong and honest English
name, la sometimes transformed Into
other languages. It seems to climb the
ladder of respectability, thus: In
Latin It la Johannes Smlthus, the
Italians smooth It off into Giovanni
SmlthL the Spaniards render it Juan
Smith ua, the Dutchman adopts It as
Hans Schmidt, the French flatter It
Into Jean Smeets and the Russian
aniisses and barks Joulouff Smlttowskl.
When John Smith gets Into the tea
trade at Canton be becomes J anon
ShUamlt If he clambers about Mt
Hekla, the Icelanders say be Is Jahne
Smlthsen. If be trades among the
Tuscaroras, be la known as Ivan
SchmtmwelflkL Should be wander
among the Welsh mountains, they talk
of Jlhom Schmldd, When be goes to
Mexico be Is booked as Joutb P'Hmltr.
It of classic turn, he lingers among
Greek rains, he turns to Ion Smlkton,
and la Turkey he Is itterly disguised
as Ton fleet-Scottish Nlgtrta.
Boa are dsstrabss in at least one par
ticular: tbey are lieiwtli te get 44-
be who poses for artists rjwu;
Inads a model Ufa.
rir I'poa AaMrbaae
Laredu. Tex, Jan. 15. A special
from Carnzo te the Times here says:
Mr. James K. Mcllan, his sons, and
Messrs. A. J. Bevine and Walter
Strickland, a party of Americana on a
hunting and trapping expedition along
the Rio Grande, were fired upon by
Vleiican soldier about forty miles
south of this place Sunday and were
compelled to jump into the river to
uve their lives, leaving their four
skiffs, traps, bedding, etc., wnich weie
taken by the Mt-xieans.
Mr. Mcllan says bis party weot Into
eamp during the afternoon on the
American bank, but noticing suspici
ous looking characters on both sides,
tber moved their camp to a small is-
land In the middle of the river. Next
morning, after they bad all got ton In
to their skiffs, they had no more than
itarUd when the Mexicans began firing
on them and they were compelled to
take to the water to save their lives.
The party arrived here yesterday morn
ing afoot on their way to Laredo,
where they intend to make complaint
to the proper authorities. The party
started lrom Eagle Pass several weeks
Colonel Villesaner, eommander of
the Mexican military department lying
opposite this cily, deniea the possibility
of troops firing upon peaceful voyagers.
He says bandits and horse thieves
abound below Carrizo and the hooters
were probably fired upon by them for
the purpose of stealing equipment.
The spot indicated is only uiue miles
from Mier, an important town, the
bead of another military sub-department,
under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel
Campos, a prudent, con
servative officer, who would never tole
rate any such outrage on the part of
Had the troops actually fired upon i
anyone it would have been known at
headquarters long before the Ameri
cans got to Carirzoo It is either a
myth or s mistake. The civil authori
ties in New Laredo deny the possibility
of the Mexican troops firing upon any
one, and pronounce the story another
They Favor Arbitration.
London, Jan. 15. A meeting of the
International arbitration league was
held here yesterday, Sir John Lubbock,
presiding. A resolution was adopted
declaring that the dispute between th
United States and Great Britain was I
trumpet call to English speakers on
both sides of the Atlantic, summoning
them to devise means to secure the ar
bitration of future dltputea and to pro
cure co-operation In promoting friend
hip and abating animosity. It wai
also suggested to the government thai
the present was an occasion for effect
ing the resolution of the bouse of com
mons In favor of arbitration. A com
mittae was nominated consisting of tbe
bishop of Durham, Canon Wilberfcrce,
Cardinal Vaughn, Dean Farrar, Rev.
Hugh Trios Hughes, Lady Henry Som
erset, Mr. Steel and others.
The Daily News commenting on the
meeting, will today say : "The meet.
Ing is likely to mark a date in out
history.. Doubtless there would bt
difficulties in creating a permanent
court of arbitration, one being tbe
scope of reference. It should be uni
versal, but that la a very large order,
yet if not so tbe first impulse of ex
cited feeling on either side Is to declare
referenee barred on the particular sub
ject of excitement."
The News congratulates the meeting
on its endeavor to promote mutual
good will, which it says ' Is of capital
importance and a condition precedent
to all effective legislation.
What tbe Army Need.
Washington, Jan. 15. At tbe meet
ing of the senate committee on coast
defenses yesterday. General . Flagler,
chief of ordnance, U. S. A., submitted
estimates of the amount required in
addition to the appropriation made foi
the present fiscal year for - the running
of tbe Wstervllet gun factory; also as
to the authority required to make eon
tract! for material during the present
fiscal year. His estimate for tbe next
fiscal year, made July last for his de
partment, was 15,327,578 His present
estimate for prosecuting the work to
full capacity of existing facilities and
providing for working the shops six
teen hours per day is $16,689,877. This
Includes the amounts named in bu
July estimate. General Flagler gavt
tbe committee information as to the
progress of tbs development of tbe
various Inventions and Improvement!
relating to artillery and coast defenses
made during the past twenty-five years.
As stated that tbe advanoe In improve
ments of this character since 1870 bat
been as great at bad taken place in tbs
fifty-five yean previous to that time,
To meet present require meats all tbs
guns and mortars most bo of new and
modern character. He strongly Im
pressed on the committee the ceosslt
of providing for tbe manufacture 9f
slxteeo-lneh guns, which fat now fulls
apparent, although np to the present
time no appropriation has been made
'or their production.
: Slaaghtor Ibe Fartegaace.
Lisbon, Jan. 16. The government
has received edvlees from tbe Portu
gese territory of Goa, on the Mala bat
oast of India, that a band of lasur
gents Mrprisod and slaughtered a baa;
dred Portuguese troops a few days ago.
Tbs attack took viae while tbs troeos
wra lassfng through a narrow "doUIe,
where the rebellious nattrnf war lying
la am bash. Tbe Porta gaeso (ores
numbered 10S men and of these only
A RACE WAR ON AT PERRY
Vigorous Campaign Ageiaat Admitting
I e gross to Publie ocboola.
INSANITY CAUSED BY DESPONDENCY
! Kllla HIM
rmllj by Oaa.
Pekbt, Okl , Jan. U.-rerry is ex
cited over the mixed public school ques
tion. Serious trouble has seemed cer
tain on several occasions. Prof. J.
W. Augustine denied admittance to
colored children in tbe high school or
public school buildings, except those
designated motithi ago for the eiclu
tivs use of colored children. The ex
ceptlon was of George Washington
Alexander Webster, a boy of tea years
in whose name the mandamus pro
eeedings were brought three months
ago, and decided in his favor. Pro
(etor Augustine holds that the decree
of tbe court applied only to this one
In the high school building 500 wbite
children and about fifty colored chil
dren, two-tbiras of the total number in
tbe town, assembled. A crowd of white
men and negro men was mere. Whits
school boys bad large stooes in thi r
pockets with the intention of using
them on negroes as they entered tl.A
building. It is said every negro child
in the city asked for admittance. Offi
cers escorted four colored children into
the high school. Each teacher made
vigorous protest against receiving them,
but the children were made '.o sit down
Professor Augustine, city superin
tendent, and probably the whole school
board will be arrested for contempt of
court. Citizens sat if tbey are arrested
and locked up they will tear the jail
There was no outbreak last night
over the question of mixed schools. A
report waa current that tbe d free tors,
superintendent and all teachers who
refused to teach the colored children
would be arrested, but as the excite
ment la so high this bas been aban
doned. Trouble will likely occur to
day. Dwitrm Imwi.
Chicago, Jan. 14. Driven fiendishly
insane by despondency, Peter Hougaard
a Dane, took the Uvea of his wife and
five little children, and when he had
oo m pie ted bis horrible work he coolly
laid down tn the noxious, gas-saturated
air of his borne and breathed tbe dead
ly tumes that swept an entire faa'll)
from tbe list of the living. The dead.
Peter Hougaard, husband and father
forty years old,
Mrs. Hougaard, thirty-eight years
Hans, fourteen years old.
Jennie, ten years old.
Olga, eight years old.
Maud, eight years old.
Telia, two years old.
Tbe bodies of Hougaard, bis wife
and two-year -old child were found In
one room. In an adjoining room was
found tbe body of Jennie; and In
another room the three remaining
children. Tbe Jets of every gas flitur
In tbe boose bad been turned on, and
the cracks ef the windows and doon
bad been plugged with cotton. Death
bad evidently overtaken every member
of tbe family, except the father, wbtlt
friends of Hougaard say that In a
business transaction a year ago hi
took several notes which have long
sines fallen due, but, were not paid
and It la thought that this may have
caused his despondency.
Ittlit Bash Closed.
Columbus, O., Jan. 14 The direc
tor! of tbe Fifth avenue bank, which
closed its doors on Saturday, as alleged
on account of a groundless run In eon.
sequence of the Ady failure of Friday,
now claim that tbey have been robbed
extensively by Its cashier, John A.
Knight. Tbs bank officers say about
50,000 la missing.
President J. M. Loren of tbe sus
pended bank said yesterday evening
that Cashier Kight refused to explain
tbs missing assets of the bank. The
books are found to be In a badly mixed
condition and the expert called to ex
amine tbem can make little out of
them. Yesterday afternoon Cashier
Kight deeded all bii property to tbe
bank to secure It against loss bat this
property Is small and badly encumbered,
to that beyond tbe Indemnity bond of
10,000 the bank has no security in tbe
On tbe application of a depositor tbe
bank was yesterday afternoon put In
the bands of John Field aa receiver.
Kight was formerly tbe law partner of
J. If. Loren, the president of tbe bank,
and bas been associated with blm In
business for several yean. In order to
relieve Mr. Lor an of suspicion In the
matter, Klgbt signed a statement In
tbe afternoon to tbe effect that Loren
bad oothlng to do with tbe shortage.
This la the only thing approaching a
confession that bas been secured from
Klgbt He refuses to make any state
ment Kight bas not yst been ar
rested. .. ,.
Wa Tretb la iha Starr.
" "New York, Jan. 14. J. Pterpont
Morgan said yesterday afternoon that
tber was no truth In tbs story that a
syedicste of banker, Including J. P.
Morgan A Co., was to aeqeirs - coairol
of tbs Baltimore k Ohio railroad, the
PhDaaelebla laadisf railroad aad
tbeCWtral Railroad of Haw Jersey.
President samoei Spencer or tbe South
ern railway also ten led that be was te
become president of tbs Baltimore h
A Taa(b Tawa.
CniPPLB ( keek, Colo., Jn. 11
P. W. Campbell, president of the Golr
Consolidated Placer and Hydraulic
Mining eon-pany of l.os Angeles, Cal.,
arrived In the ctty Wednesday night.
Oo the train be met a man by the name
of Morgan, who volunteered to show
him tbe camp. Tbe two started oot
on foot shortly after 8 o'clock yester
day morning and had reached the Reno
tunnel when another man joined tbem.
Tbe old three card monte bunco game
was snrung and when Campbell re
fused to play the two men attempted
to force their demands with a revolver.
A terrific fight ensued.
Campbell was fortunste enongb to
catcb the revolver so as to prevent tbe
hammer from failing, but in doing so
cut his band In a frightful manner.
He was finally overpowered and beaten
insensible. Htill he held onto his
money and tbe robbers made a hasty
retreat on the approach of several men
who had been attracted by Campbell's
Mr. Campbell was brought to town
and his injuries were dressed by a doc
tor. Several cuts had to be sewed up.
It is thought the skull bas sustained a
lU nt fracture. Althourh badly hurt,
tbe injured man will recover.
An arrest was made of a suspect, but
Campbell was unable to Identify the
ImIIb My Hurt Dnoravea.
New Yokk, Jan. 17 -The Commer
cial Advertiser says C. Oliver Iselin
and Mrs. Iselin sailed for Liverpool on
the Majestic. It was said thMt upon
their arrival on the other side tbey
would go direct to London, and after a
week In tbe English metropolis, pro
ceed to Egypt, where they will spend
the remainder of the winter. Particu
lar interest is given to Mr. Iseliu's
visit to Europe at this time because of
the rumors that when abroad he will
meet 1Ord Dunraven in an unfriendly
spirit. Mr. Iselin, when questioned by
a reporter before bis departure, con
cerning these rumors, absolutely re
fused to discuss the matter. (Among
the other prominent passengers on the
Majeatlo were Mr. and Mrs. Almeric
Paget of St. Paul, Minn., the latter a
daughter of ex-Becretary of the Navy
Whitney, and Henry Norman, associ
ate editor of the London Chronicle.
Klrelne Comaaay recta.
Chicago, Jan. 17. The Standard
Electric company made a volun ary as
siirnmeut In the county court yesterday
afternoon for the benefit of all creditors
Oo. M. btone, one of tbe attorneys foi
tbe company, was named as assignee.
Tbe business wss eatablished in 1891,
was a capital of a million, but all tbe
tbe stock was not paid up, D. P. Perry,
vice-president and managers of the
company, said last night that the as
signment was made because of In
ability to make collections with which
to meet pressing liau'llties. Tbe com
pany did a business of 0250,000 a year
and was one of the largest lu tbe city
In dynamo-making, arc and incandes
cent lighting. No statement of assets
and liabilities was given out by the
Kuglaod Carlos (or Amarleaaa,
Washington, Jan. 17. Nothing
further bearing on tbe arrest of John
Hammond and other Americans in the
South African republic bas been re
ceived by Secretary Olney, except a
cable dispatch from Mannyon, United
States consular agent at Johannesburg,
saying that Mr. Olney's instructions
relative to securing protection for
American citizens had been received
and would be attended to. British
consular o (Beers In tbe Transvaal are
presumably caring for the Interests of
clUteus in this country in accordance
with tbe request of Secretary Olney
and tbe Instruction ot Colonial Secre
tary Chamberl.iin with diligence equal
to that pursued in tbe cases of British
Caagbt tha fcloyr.
Ban Francisco, Jan. 17. A writ of
habeas corpus, returnable today, was
served upon Chief of lolloe Crowley
yesterday in the case of Mrs. E. L.
Charlton and C. F. Itlch, the eloping
couple from Lawrence, Kas. Tbs
couple arrived from Ban Diego on the
steamer Excelsior tbe other day and
were arretted on a telegram from tbe
Lawrence sheriff. Mrs. Charlton's
two children are with her in the elty
prison. Her husband, who is steward
of tbe state deaf and comb asylum at
Olatbe, Kas., was expected to arrive in
the city last night with requisition
papers on which be expects to take
Klcb back to Lawrence to be tried for
Hafchoald ha Maog.
Boston, Jan. 17. An outrage was
jceompllahed upou the persons of two
little girls on a lonely marsh bordering
npon the Mystic river In BomervlUe
about 0 o'clock last night. Not con
tent with the perpetration of tbe felon
tons assault lbs man battered the face
and bead of one of his victims In a
ihocklng manner. Tbe little girls are
Emily Wilkinson aged seven years,
daughter of Isaac P. Wilkinson, a
baker, and Minnie Carney, aged five
years, daughter of Daniel F. Carney, a
painter. Doth of tbe victims are in a
Settle a Utoeata.
Paris, Jan. 17 A treaty was signed
Wednesday by representatives of Great
Britain and France, astUIng the Me
kong dispute, each power agreeing
pon tbe Mekong river as the boundary
of British and French territory from
tbe north of Warn to tbe frontier of
China and that the upper Mekong, to
lam, shall be tbe so!e buffer between
the territories of the two powers. Tbs
Question of a buffer stale waa elimin
ated from the eontroverry.
S AN I ARDS C ANT STOP THEM
Geaei aad bis Army Oettiaf Closer
Ml a- ww -
aaa uieser ve sith,
RAILROAD THAfflC IS SUSPEMDID.
Ir(MU mrm Ao44U( a bl( Beetle I
May Sooa rrarlpllala aaa Tawaa
Havana, Jan. ll.-(Vl Key West,
Pis.. Jan. 16. Oomer is fifteen miles
a mth of here. Campos' wall of troops
has failed to keen hi rp west, ine situa
tion Is more grave than at any time
since the beginning of the war. Thou
ssnds of troops have been thrown Into
Havana province, yet the destruction
of towns, residences and estates con
tinues. Many towns offering resist
ance are burned; those surrendering
Railroad trrfiee in the entire island
Is paralyzed. The engineers of ths
Havana roads have refused to run
trains and the companies uphold their
action. The authorities ay that the
roads bave stopped the trains until the
safety of property Is assured. The
authorities say that the roads have
stopped the trains until the safety of
property Is assured. The town of
Bejucal, fifteen miles south, was cap
turned Monday. Thirty-five bouses,
twenty cars and the railroad station
were burned. The volunteers surren
dered, tut the regulars in the block
bouse held out. Other Important
towns burned in the past week are:
Gabriel, 2,500 inhabitants; Outers,
4 800; Artemsi, Agucate and Hena
vldes. Tbe Insurgents, since the Invasion of
the western provinces, have succeeded
In avoiding a serious battle. There are
Skirmishes dally. The only important
engagement was on the 10th, near
Quivican, when the Gomez p.irty was
attacked by Adecoa. Thirty-six
wounded Spaniards were brought here.
The Insurgent loss Is unknown.
For ao Aaiartvae Vulaa.
Washington, Jsn. 15. It was
learned yesterday that the original
draft of the address delivered yester
day morning to the president bv the
new Ecuadorian minister contained a
reference to the necessity of a union of
all American countries to sustain ll e
Monroe doctrine, but that this ws
omitted from tbe minister's speech at
the suggestion of either the state de
partment or some of the pan-American
diplomats who are IntereHtei la
Some of tho diplomatic repreoenta
tlves from South America and Central
America have received credential, to
any conference that may be called for
the purpose of organizing such a lexuue
but while there is almost a unanimity
of opinion among pan-American gov
ernments in favor of the idea a few of
these are not disposed to Indorse it for
the present, and for that reason the
proceedings are liable to be slow ob
taining the desired end.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 17. Aa
soon as business hours had opened In
banking clreles yesterdsy morning the
announcement waa made that the Ciiy
bank, on the corner of Third and Hen
nepln avenue, had closed its doors.
Among bankers and those In a position
to know there was general credence
given to the statement from the City
bank officials that the bank stood good
for every cent of its deposits and that
it had been forced to suspend Its busi
ness by tbe withdrawal of heavy . de
posits and inability of collection.
Bank Examiner Kenyon was in
Minneapolis Mondsy, and at that time
esamlned the condition of tbe bank.
He then advised the officials not to
auspand, as tbe bank was perfectly sol
vent, according to his statement, even
If lees than 75 per cent were collected
on tbe paper It holds. However, tbe
withdrawal of deposits, which bu been
going on for tbe last few daya left tbo
bank powerless, and yesterday morn
ing it found itself forced to discontinue
operations. It Is no In tbe band's of
Mr. Kenyon and his assistants and an
examination is being made. T. J.
Buxton Is president of tbe City bank,
A. II. Linton, vice-president, and U
K. Buxton, assistant cashier. Tbe
bank was organized In October, 1872.
Kaaapee rraaa l ha Law.' '
r'ntiNoriELD, III., Jan. 1ft. While
John Rogers, one ot the Klggster post
office robbers, was in the district at
torney's office yesterday morning wait
ing to be Uken to court for trial, bo
escaped during tbe temporary absence
of the officer In charge of him and baa
net been caught. He and his accom
plice tried to escape from jail by bor
ing a bole In tbe wall and exploding
dynamite In It.
Teoh ills HehMlve's Wife.
Butler, Mo , Jan. Ifl.-Klljah and
Lincoln Hay nee are distantly related.
Elijah la a veteran of the Into war and
bas a wife, eleven children and several
grandchildren. "Link" la a young
man. Bast Kunday evening be eloped
with Elijah's wife, taking her young,
est child with tbem. The pair were
taken In charge by the officers at Jef
ferson City, Mo., and are now In jail.
JalleSfer Ceateaet. '
6t. Joseph, Mo Jan. lO.-In tho
circuit court yesterdsy morning Judge
Wood son ordered Mrs. Ley Mario
Hooper, a well eonnerted woman ot
wealth, committed to jail for contempt.
The committment waa stayed until
Saturday morning on a legal point.
Mrs. Hooper waa interested la a fuel
company wblcb recently failed and
after tbe reeeiver waa appointed eol
looted S00 of the flrm'i money, whloa
Jm rsfasod to rttarn.
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