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THE HEP CLOUD CHIEF. FRIDAY. I)KC. 25. 18m
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF, FRIDAY, )K(1, ll. 181K5.
THE ONE IS FORTY-FOUR.
Lofty, serene. M ir cramuM she sits tin' one
Thnts fnrtv four. II lit tliroueil mul liu.iutUut,
Hill wltli olnil uflcoiiitM In hot ml.lti eves
Far nil tin1 levillrst uf diiil s tumr, who toll
Attn cumii to tn iku tli"li Ilium's nltli hi'ritiutlii'
.ni'mt lunri' slull Tvritmv
('otnmiuiil them in mini uuimIiI toll. nor M-niuyc I
Tliciii tortli tn iMltlo In mirlitlili mn mill i
Ambitious ur llor luuilicr shleiiU tliem viltti
Its fnrtv four tn one t In- tin lieiinitli
Whoso loMs I'.tih I'ltlt'ti Is Imnori'il tirltii'i
Or princess of tlio I. mil mi I nil In nil"
)f their uroiiil licrttuji'
Thus Uns-onis f t(p
The ro.llui In fiiPer lilniuu iilul Irucr life
Ami closer Icllnwslilp swift tii'iri'liliu' lntr.ir.1
The Hiiro fiilllllini'iit of the M istcr s u-ml
I'imi'i' on I'.irlli unml will
IImtI I' IIoiKltis
The Great Hesper,
IIV I IIAMt IIAItlllMT.
ClIAPTF.U VIII Comimi.ii.
An 1 thus explained what hail hap
pened, u more startling reflection oc
curred to uty iniml. 'I'ho thief liutl
been disappointed In not llnding tlio
diatnoinl In neuth my pillow, hut lie
yot might not havo relinquished tho
hop. of getting It.
Ilo might not havo loft tho room.
Hi- itiit;ht ho liltlilou there al that
What was uioiv oasy, liotiiu In tho
room, than to conceal himself In it'.'
'J'ho curtain that masked tho oriel,
tlio groat chest, tho .settle, tho press,
woro all stiggostivo of that course.
Tho fellow might ho under tho very
bed I was lying upon!
Tho movement I had soon in tho
curtain, tho sound similar to tho
drawing of it hlndo from its sheath
(which might well havo boon enued
by tho Movement of tho heavy valance
of tho bed), strengthened tho sus
picion. Wits ho lying there waiting
for tlio sound of my heavy breathing
to assure him that I slept
There was scarcely tho necessity
to wait for that, for what resistance
could I, lying upon my hack there,
inuko agalnst a foe springing out of
tho darl: upon me.'
I thought of the clasp-knife Van
Hocck had given mo. and, stretching
out my hand, I felt for it where I hail
btuck it between tho mattress and
tho bedstead. I could not Hud It.
Pushing back tho curtains so that
tho light from the lamp foil upon the
edge of tho bedstead, I assured my
self that it was noi where 1 had left
It. It must havo slipped through
or been drawn out.
Tho latter supposition explained
the sound ami movement I had heard
and seen. Yet it might havo made
that sound In (dipping through its
fall upon tho lloor deadened by tho
carpet, or its point sticking in tho
boards; but I fancied tlio horu-handlo
was too wido to allow of Its .slipping
To satisfy myself at onco upon this
point, I leaped out of bod, resolved
to strike n match and looit under the
valanco. I stood for a moment stu
polled: tho box of vestas was gone
from tho table where 1 was certain I
had laid them.
They must havo been taken while
I lay screened by the bed curtains.
J "glanced ovor my shoulder.
Tito folds of tho curtain against
tho bed wore not tho sumo as when
1 pushed them back to tho wall,
ono fold stood out at an
angle; ind as, slowly turn
ing around. I looked more closely, I
saw against tho dark oak panel of
tho wall, about tho mid-height of a
man, and protruding but tin Inch or
so from tho edgo of tho ourtaln, tho
bright point of a knlfo-blado.
Now, indeed, there was no longer
any doubt. Tho man who had oomo
to rob was there to murder mo. Had
I stoppod but another moment on tho
bed ho might havo knlfod me.
What was I to do? I had him
standing there behind tlio curtain at
a certain advantage.
Should I spring upon him and
strangle him against tho wall In tho
folds of tho curtain?
It was not a sure victory for mo,
and a partial ono might in tho end bo
fatal. Tho thick stnlT would pre
vout my gotting a llrm grip of him,
and his right hand, tho ono that hold
tho knifo, was free. My ehanco was
too small, tho danger too great to
justify that attauk. though the mus
cles of iny arms and fingers wore
strung up to miiku tho tempting
Keeping my eyo upon tho curtain
I drow back to tho foot of tho bed.
J'o got to tho door I must cross tho
room, and inovltably bo scon by tho
murderous rascal as ho stood there
on tho inner side of tho bed-curtain;
and arrived at tho door 1 must turn
tho key twlco.aud thohandloas well,
lioforo ho overtook mo. On tho
othor hand ho had to disengage lilm
solf from tho folds of tho curtain
and rocovor tho start I had of him.
Tho ohaneoa wero pretty equal,
nutl 1 dotormlnod to save myself by
(light rathor than risk tho fatal re
sult of tho unequal encounter.
I made my way noiselessly In a
straight lino down the room until I
got opposite tho door, then 1 mado a
rush for it across tho open space. I
got to tho door, and with furious
haste groped about for tho key It
I I'l'iisni'd tho handle. In tho hone
that I might bo ublo to tour tho lock
oil; tho scrovv had boon taken out,
and the lenob slid oh" the spludlo in
my hand. I was lost.
Jt astonishoft mo now to think with
what colorlty and adroitness those
precautions agaiiiat. my o.scapo had
Tho nan had not rushed after mo;
there was no desperate pursuit of
that kind; ho knew I was trapped.
Only as I turned my eyes back to tho
plaoo whro ho stood, I perceived
that tho light was dying out.
Thero was but a narrow row of
bluo lliimo above tho wlok; It faded
awar, una nil was dark.
Thero aro dogrcos of darkness;
this seemed t me the last degree. I
folt as if I was sunk in a lake of pitch.
If I called for'holp, It was not cer
tain that the h 'iivy -sleeping .ludgo
would hour inc. Possibly Sir H.I
tumid was yet awake, but I thought
of F.dlth, and lies. des I knew that be
fore assistance could eon lie fore
the door could bo burt all w mid be
Probably mv fin
preaching ui'. my i
signal for him to p
No. my only ehan
Wits ulivi lv '
'y WOllKl ll) till'
"III ' IIJIIUI III!'
o uf escape was
in maintaining idleuce. and kcupln
hint in ignoi'.iuc n." mv position if
accident brought us Inio o. intact. I
trusted to my phvsical siiougth and
good luck to ho a in itch for him and
Ills knife in tho subsequent struggle.
The diamond buckled to my wrist
might serve me in the light: 1 might
stun tho fellow with It If fortune
only favored my ii-m
It was a duel b 'tween m. and any
way. I would soil in,- life dearly.
With this resolve I drew away
from tho door toward that part of j
the room where, as 1 fancied, tho
carved press stood. 1 kept my
arms free, my body crouched to- ,
go I her, and every muscle tense and
I backed a few foot from the door, '
and then I stopped, as tho rotlectlou
crossed m,' uittul mat 1 niigiii tie
backing toward inj adversary! Then ,
I regretted that I had left the door. ;
where at least I might have stood
safe from a rear attack.
I co ild hear nothing but fie tor i li
lting of th bloo 1 tn mv templet and
the quick tic tae, tie tac, tietac. I li
lac, tie tic of my watch behind mo,
yet I knew that tho murderer must
be mm lug.
He hail hit work to do, and must
have mado up lilt mini how to do it
before putting out the light. I cou lit
see nothiiu'. and tin silence and
darkness wero horrible, with tho
possibility of lils fal.iug upon mo
from behind. Vol how was 1 to
guard against, that attack, not know
ing where ho was'.' Possibly his
Itual power was stronger than
1 knew by the fckingof iu watch
that the bet was somowhoro behind
me, and that ! oitjhtto bo facing the
oriel; and as I strained mv eyes to
catch any rays of Unlit that might
exist, 1 fancied 1 detected a dim gray
seam in tho b'.uckuuss before mo
possibly the curtains masking tho
oriel wero slightly parted.
As 1 coutinui'd to stare in that
direction, I bucamo convinced that
this was tho fact, and slight though
tho assurance was, it gave mo sonto
feel I m; of security: In that direction
I might know of my Ton's approach.
And. sure enough, at that very
moment tho gray seam win blo.'ked
Ho wu there, between mo and the
oriel. My lir-it impulse was to end
tlio terrible suspense, and spring
forward 11)1011 him: but prudence
Ilo might bo close to me, or ho
might bo close to tho oriel it was
impossible to till merely by tho ab
sence of a faint light. If in spring
ing forward, I fell short of him, it
.vouhl 00 all ovor witn mo. .My
force expended in tho spring, he
would havo mo at his mercy, and 11
short death was the only kind of
mercy I had to expect. Again, what
feeble light there was must fall upon
me. at I faced it an advantage for
him, a terrible peril for mo.
I resolved to back toward tho wall
at the uppe.' end of tho room, and
gulilod still by tho ticking of my
watoli, I drew back with tlio stealthy
caution of a cat
Suddenly I saw tho gray seam of
light again. Had ho gouu to tho
right or left? I knew not. (juicldy
I stretched my foot out behind mo; I
folt something, and for the instant
thought I hud touched tho fellow,
but, as turning abo it I groped my
hand forward, I encountered the cold 1
vood-woj'k of tho bedstead. It was j
ono of ftho curve 1 pillars I drow
myself up, ami put my back against j
it. Now, ut'lonst, that dreaded btab
in the back was lest probable. I
I am not a coward, yot I own that
tho terror of tho following minutes 1
thrills 1110 now as I look back 11(1011
it. I'll" impenetrable darkness, tho !
silence rendered only more Intense
by contact with the perpetual tie- I
tac, tle-tac, tle-tac. tlc-tttc, tlc-tac of '
tho watch behind mo, woro made
torrillo by tho awful uncertainty of
I stood thoro waiting for tlio attack,
until, the Mtsponso growing intolur-
able, I folt that I must oud it by
shouting aloud to Hruco, and pro
cipitating tho Until struggle.
"1 will wait live minutes longor,
mid no more," I said to myself, re
solving to calculate the space fairly,
and witli duo allowance for false Im
pressions. I calculated that two
mlnutos had passed, whan I fanolod
I heard the bed cronk behind me.
Was this one of tho falso impressions
I had promised myself to guard
against, or was tho sound caused by
the man mounting upon the bed ho
Tho hair bristled upon my head as
I thought J hoard tho creak repeated,
vet I stood there, and counted an-
! "tlioi mlntile, with every norvo and
Hiiro prepared to spring away
"Now, suroly four minutes tiro
up," F thought, ami drow my hoad
down into my shoulders, for, as sure
ly as if my oyos had been turnod that
way, and tho full light of the sun
shining in tho room, I knew that the
man was behind mo on tho bod.
I drew a deep inspiration, resolved
to shout my loudest to llrace, but
buforo the sound had passed my lips
1 a towel was drawn tight upon my
laco, and my lion 1 jerked buck
against the post behind mo. A fold
of tho towol gagged mo completely;
it was with dillleulty I breathed. I
struggled, but in vain, to wrench
myself away; a quick and suro hand
had knottod tho towob I throw up
my hands to tear the thing olT; In an
instant they woro enveloped In tho
thick curtains, and though the fol
io hal not sulllcient strength to tie
them down to my side, he at least
bullied my attempts to free my head.
I drew my feet from the ground.
Imiilng thai my weight would drug
my head fr m the towel: 1 oulv suc
ceeded in drawing (lie knot tighter,
and half strangling in -elf
As I co -Id 11 it release my head, I
got my arms down, and tried to sol'.o
the rascal's feet, but he kept thorn
beyond m.' reach; yet I got some
thing by the attempt, for. in groping
about. 1 laid my hand upon the
knife which he had thrust In tlio bed.
to have free use of his hands, the
better to overcome the resistance of
my iirms. 1 should have had 110 hesi
tation in huni-strlnglng the rascal If
I could huvo got ut his legs, hut I
could not do that. I determined, it
possible, to keep the knife out of Ills
1 felt, by tho horn handle, that it
was the one that Van lloeck had
given mo; and knowing the trick of
the blade, 1 shut it up, and slipped
It into my pocket.
1 "Now," thought 1. "if only thews
mid sinews are concerned, wo will
see wln can get the best of It." And,
. with redoubled efforts, I struggled
; to tear down the hod-curtains that
1 hampered my movements; and. mad-
1 doned by thedillleulty of respiration,
, I threw such force into my effort,
that the polo 1111011 which they hung
1 crunched under the rings, and tlnally
1 came rattling down about us. Would
I that the lamp had been near, to bo
1 smashed by the fall! I he noise was
I too slight to be heard at a distance.
Mv loft baud being free. I folt
1 again for the knot of the towel that
j bound mo to the post. A bony
I hand grasped my wrist, and
' dragged it ovor my shoulder,
and the next moment I lelt some
thing pressed under my nose, and a
liquid trickling through my mous
tache on to my lips, ll had a sweet
taste, and a strong smell of apples,
that mounted at once to my brain. I
seemed to be no longer touching tho
ground, but whirling round and
round through space; my arms
dropped by my side.
1 know that I was powerless, yot I
retained a certain kind of conscious
ness. I was sensible that tlio dllll
etilty of breathing no longer troubled
me. I know that tho man was bind
ing my arms to tho post, ami 1 re
membered thinking, in the amused
manner of a half-lutoxlcated person,
what a fool ho must bo to bind 1110
when I could no longor make resist
ance. I was porfectly conscious
when ho began to tlo my feet to tho
post below, for I had then sulllcient
ly overcome tho olTcot of tho opiate
to think of resistance. 1 tried to
strugs: lo and to scream, hut to no
purpoe j; my will had lost all power
ovor m musolo. And this terrible
linpotcicy reminded 1110 of Van
Hocck'. lialf-uttnred slinilo:
( Vamped in a collln, and the
clods fulling falling!"
What astonished mo was the enr
prising facility with which tho niiiri
execute I hit work In the darkness
that then prevallod. Ho seemed tc
have 11 ilitllculty at all In finding
tho on Is of tho sheets with which ho
1 bound me, and knotting them so
! curoly. And whou I was safely
I pinioned, ho unbuckled the strap that
bound tlio (Sreat Hesper to my wrist,
. without having to seek for the
tongue of the strap, as I myself
might havo had to do.
"Well, that's gone," I said to my
self, "and now lie has the diamond,
ho will go too."
But. ho had not yot finished. And,
after a brief interval, during which
ho might havo boon buckling the
(iroat Hesper upon his own wrist, I
honrd a sound that I knew only toe
1 It was tho spring that looked tho
, long blaJe of iny clasp knife whon it
1 was opened. '
. 10 111: co.snNir.u.
I t, ,. . : $ -v,
1 'SiliU l'iim tltU'St'iii,
I The olllcors of the htoanishlp
1 Scaudla arrived at Philadelphia
I from Hamburg u fow days ago and
! report that (luring tlfo' voyage in tho
1 wildest storm tlio ship had ovor boon
111, with high waves breaking ovor
tho shi'ir in groat volumo, soapsuds
1 mado and allowed to drift ovor the
I ship's bow almost Instantaneously
bfoke tho force of tho scus, which
I ceased to smash ovor tho sides and
1 tho vossol soon lay comparatively
j oasy. Tho olllcor.s woro enthusiastic
I over tho success of tho experiment.
I Kxporlmonts hi this lino have rccout
I ly been made by the hydrogiuphic
i otllco witli uniform success. The
1 use of soapsuds is not likely to 011
I tlroly supersede oil for tho purpose
I of soothing the seas, but soap is
1 cheaper, oecujilos loss room 011 the
ship and its suds Ilo heavier on the
water than oil, so that It is likely
to bo generally adopted.
Not 11 lluri;liir.
A Phlladolphian reports tjiat a fam
ily living near tho falls of Schuylkill
woro aroused tho other night by a
tremendous clutter on thereof. Tho
head of tho hotue rushed to a win
dow and was about to givo an alarm
to tho police lu apprehension of bur
glars when two lmmonso cranes, with
loud Happing of wings, passed ovor
his head ami disappeared down tho
river. The head of the house quickly
One 'I lilttvr I" 1 1 c i- I'.ivor.
"So sho intonds to go on tho stago?"
"Ho you think she will make a
succoss as an autrcss?"
"it is hard to toll; but sho has ono
thing in her favor."
"What is that?''
"Sho lias never takon logons in
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BOTH HOUSES OPEN WITH
Cm nils In (In' (lulli rli-i mill it Mnlto I'u'.l
Altt-Miliiiii-i' of Mi'iulicr tin1 I ntc l!-Sii'iil,i-r
CrliV llr.li llnipi'il Hull I lie
JliiMti' Wiih Hi t'l'lwil.
Wvsmviitos. Dic.s. - The r.'iMseutb
ling uf Congress to-day for the closing
session uf l't t Ifly-fiini'l b CoiHfi-ess
was inade even more of 11 gain nlVair
than uveal, because of the long 11'id
hard fought political battle that had
been waged during the recess.
I'.Mictlyat It o'clock the Vice Presi
dent entered the ebanihi'i' and, going
I 1 the desk of the piesldlng olllcer,
gave a tap which brought the Senate
to order while the blind chaplain, the
l!ev. Dr. Millburn. dclhoivd 1111 Im
The ehiiplaln refer.vd to the slckncsa
of Vr. Allison and b.'soiigbl bis speedy
tvstor.it ion to health anil spoke of the
recent ovlting political contest
through which the country bad passed
which was marked by freedom from
iniii'h of the rancor and seaiulalinong
iuir of former , cars and by a quick and
calm acceptance of the results by the
whole ir.iilou Peace with all nations,
prosperity to industries, mid the up
building of all the neoplc in the grand
broiliiM'hoiMl of American cltl.'.enship
The roll call showed seventy Sena
tors present and then Mr. Cullom's
resolution Unit the House 01 Kcpre
. nlatives be notilled that the Senate
was in csslnn and ready to proceed
v.ith business wan agreed to without
co'enient. Mr. Hale followed with a
tesul'ttitiii that the dally hour for
meeting be I'.' o'clock, which was
Mr. Sherman made the customary
million for a committee of Senators and
members to wait upon the president
and upon its adoption the presiding
olllcer named .Mr. Sherman mid Mr.
Smilli of New Jersey.
Mr. Morrill of Vermont was the llr-t
to suggest anything in the nature of
legislative business by presi'iit'.ng sev
eral petitions asking for the passage
of the Dlngley bill, lie yielded, bow -ever,
to Mr. Hoar's suggestion that all
business be deferred as a matter of
courtesy until the president and House
of Ucprescntativcs should nave been
comtiiivulculcd with and the Senate
took a recess until '. o'clock.
Till', jikssaok iv mi: SKNA'li:,
At l:l.i o'clock Mr. Sherman reported
that the President bad been waited
upon ami would cominiinlcate his views
in writing. Secretary Pruden of the
bite house stall' then presented the
meksagc. and it was taken to the pre
siding olllccr's desk, where the seal
was broken tuid (ieneral Cox, secretary
of the Senate, read It.
Most of the senators rem tilled l.i
their seats during the reading of the
President's m-ssage and fo. lowed it
with much intciest. The Turkish
minister, .Mustapba Hey. accompanied
by Ills secretary, Norigh Kl'eudl, and
an attache, entered the gallery shortly
before the clerk read the I'rcsidetii's
words as to prospective action to .slop
Turkish indignities, and left imme
diately after this portion of the mes
sage was read.
.lust as the Senate was about to ad
(otiru at .'l::i.i o'clock, Mr. Call of 1'lor
Ida arose to offer a resolution, but
which ho withdrew until ro-morrow.
It is a joint resolution as follows:
"Jtcsolvcd, That the l'nited States
of America recognize the republic of
Cuba as a free mid independent gov
ernment mid accord to that people all
the rights of a sovereign and Inde
pendent L'ovcrnnient in the ports and
within tho jurisdiction of tho United
TUK 8CT.Ni: IS Till? UOt'SK.
In the House, thu galleries, to which
the public are udmitted without cards,
were crowdud before 11 o'clock, while
tlio halls were jammed. Pages wero
scurrying about, carrying to tlio seats
of members llowers and lloml pieces
from their eountitucut.s and admiring
In the midst of this general rejoicing
there was an nlrof nuducssns members
glanced at tho black pall which cov
ered the conspicuous desk of the late
ex-SjH'iilicr Crisp, the Democratic
leader. On it were some cut flowers.
His portrait in the lobby in the rear of
tho House was also wreathed with
ciilhi lilies. The ex-spuakcr'.s death
cast a shadow over the whole House
and was especially apparent on the
Democratic side, where Ills lo.'-s will bo
so keenly felt.
As tho hands- of the (dock pointed to
42, Speaker Heed quietly entered tho
hall and ascended the rostrum, He
was attired In a black frock coat and
looked bronzed and vigorous. The
silver mtlec, the emblem of the author
ity of tho House, was lifted to its place
on the green malachite pedestlal to thu
right of the rostrum, and with a sharp
tap of tho gavel the Speaker called the
House to order. The hum of conversa
tion instantly ceased and the galleries
The Hev. Mr. Cowden of .Michigan,
the blluu chaplain, ottered the invoca
tion and when it was finished the
Speaker ordered the clerk to call tho
roll. Whilo this formality was lu pro
gress the inombcrs resumed their felic
itations. The roll call shoivod the
presence of iJ7l members.
The Speaker unpointed Mr. Cannon
of Illinois, Mr. Payne of New York,
aud Mr. Turner of (icorgla to consti
tute tho committee to notify tho Pres
ident and then a recess was taken to
1 : 3 0 o'c 1 oek .
JOHN R. FELLOW3 JE
Not eel Now Vnrktir Piuhkm ,1wh
fore lilt Sim Could .rrlre.
Nr.w Yoiik, Deo. S. Colonel John II,
Fellows, district attorney, cx-oongrcss-man
aud gold standard Democratic
leader in the latu campaign, died
shortly after noon to-dav from gastri
tis and complication of disoascs.
Every posslblu effort was made by
the physicians in attendance to sustain
life until John it. Follows, jr.. could
reach here from the south, but Mr.
Fellows died about Huvo hours be for j
the train arrived.
Mr. ( nrlNIn .Snliinlln Ills I'lgiili' -Nri'ili nl
llir Nut Inn.
VMiiiviros. IV, h Secretary I'ar
lUlc to day transmit! -d to the speaker
hi the lloiis'of l!i pr. seiitutives the e-.-tiiuales
of iippropt'i 1 linn t required for
the tlsctl year i tiding June III), K.H,
They are rcc.ipitulated by titles as fol
lows,: Legislative establishment - 81. T7l,
8 Vi 1
Incentive e.labllsbnienti StU.siS.V
ludiehi c'l'.ii'l'-hmnttt 5'M-.r,i
Foreign Intercourse s5V.nsv.7Vs.
Milllury .stabllsbment SVI.V'.iV.i'.IK..
Naval establishment S,lV,l.ll,77:i.
Indian alVali-i S7,V7t..'iVi.
Public work g.ll.UT.oill.
Postal service Sl.VSS.aiU.
Permanent niniiuil appropriations-.
The estimates for the present llseal
yea- amounted In SllS.O'.U,o7 1, and the
appropriations, Including the dcllclen-
ies mid miscellaneous, to SHV, IVl.iiO.I.
ruder the head of public works, up
propriutioiM lire asiied for iniiiiv public
buildings, me hiding tint following:
Kansas Citv. Mo., poslolllce. etc., 8Viill,
tioii; Milwaukee. Wis., postolllee, etc.,
MOit.ouii; Omaha. Neb., court house,
SV.'i.niio. and tjltm.oon for the extension
of the limit of the cost of lh site and
I'mler the bend of fortllicatlotis and
other works of defense, S.'i. 000,000 arc
ast.cd for the construction under re
cent acts of Congress of gun and mor
tar batteries; j.Mm.UOl) for slts for
fortilleations and sea-coast defenses;
SIIi.'i.oiiii for ibe preservation and re
pair of fortilleations; 8.1.1,01)0 for tho
construction of sea-walls mid the em
bankments; $.'.!. ',()()!) for torpedoes
for harbor defense mid 5Mt.770.lM! for
armament for formications, which in
clude St ,1 17. HVil for steel for sea-coast
guns, SI, 7VH. noil for steel breech load
uig morturs and 8l,."'.i7,ilSil for reserve
supply of powder mid projectiles. Thu
total ' estimate for fortilleations and
other works of defense Is SI.I.Hl.V-'.'u -an
increase of over ion per cent over
the appropriations for the present
llseal year. For the construction of
buildings and enlargement of military
posts Sl.ooo.nno is asked for.
The total estimate for rivers mid
harbors are S.V.'UH.OIHI and the total for
public works of all kinds $31,U7,0U1.
A statement is appended showing tlio
total amounts required for tho Im
provement of rivers ami harbors under
the acts of th'.K), IV.tV and lHUII, but
which are not vet under contract.
These amount to about 8l7,riO(),O0O.
Among other appropriations asked
for are the following: Forthe rccoln
uge of unciirrcut silver coins, $'j.u,)()();
maintaining mid imp-ovlng national
cemeteries, 8100,000; headstones for
graves of soldiers, gv.voou; cables for
harbor defenses, UVO.OOU; for main
tenance of national homes for disabled
volunteer soldiers. S'.V'ilrt.VI.V, for state
and territorial homes, SbV.I.OOO; for tho
surveying of public lands, SIV.I.OOO; for
payment of salaries, fees mid expenses
of'l tilted States marshals and their
deputies, Sl.VOU.OOil; for furnishing
artificial limbs ami transportation,
Sls.'l.ooo; for .special experimental work
in ballooning for the use of the signal
RAILROAD MEN IN A WRECK
V lliiltliiinre & Ohio SontliHcitiTii Tt'Jt:
M'npi'M 11 Si,ntlltvrittfrn.
CiM'ixwvii, Ohio. Dec. 8. Alsiut 8
o'clock this morning three-quarters of
a mile west of Slorr's station on the
llaltimore &. Ohio Southwestern! rail
way, an accommodation train from
Cochran, ind., and a special made upof
a passenger coach u:i(1$two private
cars, carrying all of the general
oil leers of the llaltimore & Ohio South
western, except President llacon and
(ieneral Manager Pcabody, for a
special inspection of the road, collided
in a fog. The engineer ami fireman of
the special were instantly killed, (ien
eral Trafllo .Manager George F. Ran
dolph was severely Injured and his
collar bone broken; (Ieneral Passenger
Agent .1. M. Che'ibroiigh was thrown
through the glass of a door mid his
face severely cut; Fred Moore, chief
clerk to tho chief engineer of the flig
Four, was badly cut; Charles F. Whit
ing, passenger, l.nwrcucebiirg, ind.,
badly injured; K. S. .lohiisoii, super
lutciulcnt of telegraph, bruised..
M'KINLEY ON THE MESSAGE
Tim riHlilrn(-i:icct Itruili tho l'ri'Hli
ili'hl'it WiinU With Id'cp Interest.
Ca.nto.v, Ohio, Dec. 8. When Prcsl
dent-clcct McKJnley received a copy o!
President Cleveland's message, ho reut'l
aloud to friends about hlin the first
two paragraphs uttered by Mr, Cleve
land roferring to tho recent election,
aud 1111t.l1 110 elfin-1 to conceal hie
Mr. Cleveland'!! exposition of the
Cuban situation was followed closely
liy Mr. McKlnley, but neither his faco
nor his words iravo any indication as
to his sentiments, except to show deep
Interest, lie also gave no expression
us to the tariff clauses.
Mr. Cleveland's utterances on the
statistics of the treasury department,
retirement of greenbacks aud national
banks wero all read with apparent
concern, and his consideration of
trusts was read in full with tho deep
.Mr. Chimin .Milt limn Critically 111.
iNiilA.v.woi.is, Ind., Dec. 8. Mrs.
Matthews, wife of (iovurnor Claude
Matthews, who has been sick for sev
eral days, was seized with hemorrhage
of tho stomach last evening uud Is nut
expected to survive.
N11 (lift for Mr. lln)itnl.
London, Deo. 8, L'nited States Am
bassador Jlayard has vvrllton to the
Daily Telegraph, which has been get
ting up a Christmas farewell memorial
for him, asking the proprietors of the
paper not to proceed to carry out their
kind and generous proposition" along
the lines planned.
AHUmi .Muv Snrceml Olnry,
Washington, Dec. 8. 'Senator A1H
lion, of Iowa, may he secretary of stato
under President McKlnley. Tho post
will be offered to him, no doubt,
within a fortnight, in caso thoie is any
indication that the senatorwlll accept.
HANGED BY JUDGE LYNCH
'.'lie Winner I'liiiilly MiihIit Att'iigril-
l.iiw In Mli-iinrl
l.iAiVotn.v. Mo.. Dec. S. Two hun
dred unmasked men from liny county
broke Into the jail hre last night,
look .lesse inner and .lames Nelson,
who were elu.i'u'eil with the murder of
Mrs. Winner and her two eblldr'ii,
near Richmond. October Vit. aenns the
river and hanged them. The bodies
were found this morning.
I.on Lackey, the third man accused
of eoniplWty 111 tho crime, win brought
here this morning from Richmond and
it is feared the mob may return si. mo
night for him.
Winner was brought here ten days
ago for safe keeping, and Nelson was
put in jail here Saturday. That even
ing there were iniiiiy rumors that l!uy
county people were orgiinl.lng to come
here to lynch the two men, mid tho
jail was, by order of .lodge Hylnuil,
strongly guarded. No mob appeared,
aud last night very few men were on
duly, while Sheriff Wright was at his
farm near Wellington uud thu jail was
in charge of Deputies Fulkcrson aud
At 1V:0." o'clock Night Watchman
Crow der 1111 w a band of fully VOO un
masked men coming down the street
and ran to notify the guard at the Jail
but was captured bv the mob and held
by It. The mob tlicn surrounded the
jail without making any noise and had
the guards covered with Winchesters
before they knew that lynchers wero
in the county.
The mob ili'iuandcd the keys to the
Jail from duller (loodc, but he refused
to give them up. They toui nun it was
the keys or death, but he replied: "Let
It then be death."
Deputy Fulkcrson drew his revolver
and in 1111 Instant was covered by a
hundred or more rlllcs. Night Watch
man Crowder shouted to the guards to
be "brave, boys,' mid a number of
guns were placed against Ills bead and
body and he was warned to keepquiot.
Finding that they could not get tho
keys, the lynchers, who had brought
tools of all kinds with considerable
dynamite, which they declared they
w'oiild use, broke tlio locks of the cor
ridor door and entered the jail. Then
they broltv the lock off the cell dooi
and' were in possession of the two men.
llVMIKII 1TON o.si: 1 iiki: 1. nin.
Winner and Nelson pleaded for thcit
lives. "Standing In tho presence oi
Almighty Cod, I swear I did not mur
der my wife and children," pleaded
"I swear I am Innocent," added Nel
son. The pleading of tho two men was of
no avail mid both were bound and
dragged out. Winner was trembling
aud pale, but Nelson was cool. The
leader of the mob then ordcrd all to
march to Hay county, saying that the
lynchers would spare Lafayette county
tlio expense of burying the bodies.
The other prisoners in tho Jail wero
warned not to try to escape or they
would be severely dealt witli.
Then with itii two victims tlm mob
went quietly down Eleventh struct to
the river, crossed lu skill's uud hanged
the two men to a burr oalc tiee side by
side tin one limb. The bodies were
found this iiioruiag. Nelson's toes
were touching the ground and there
was a stoical look of bravado on his
lace. Wlimer'M faco had an expression
of horror upon it. Winner's watch was
In Ills pocket and was stopped at 5:1 .1
o'clock, ills feet were touching the
ground and his legs were bent at the
Deputy Sheriff Illchard Circon of Hay
county arrived here this morning with
Lou f.uckcy and lodged him lu jail.
Ilo did not learn of the mob here last
night until he arrived here this morn
ing. Lackey will be tuken to tin
Kansas City jail this evening.
I.YNCIIKIIS 10 nK ritOSKC'UTKP.
Prosecuting Attorney Anil suld thin
morning: "I have evidence enough to
identify some of the lynchers and have
the iimnes of many others. If It is thu
last act of 013 life I expect to bring
the perpetrators to Justice, and shall
request tlio assistance of the attorney
general mid all the power the statu
can lend to see that such consptrr.clcs
against tlic law ure punished mid tho
conspirators brought to Justice. They
treated our olllccrs like brutes mid
showed us little regard for lnw as they
claimed bad the aleged murderers they
wore seeking. Haij they come the
night before, some of thonl would have
been lu the hands of the undertaker or
in thu Lafayette county jail. Thu
olllccrs did their full duty, but were
helpless under the circumstances."
It can be truly salr. that tho deputies
mid guards did all In their power to
savo the prisoners. They could not
have saved them hud they known the
mob was coming' unless they could
have gotten the prisoners out of town.
This was deputy Fulkerson's idea, but
no one thought there was any danger.
TIIK CHIME llllll:i'I,Y IlKVIKVVKP.
Thu Winners lived northeast of lllch
tnoud, on a small farm, mid Winner
worked In the town us a miner. Octo
ber Vil tho woman aud two small chil
dren were found with tholr throats
cut and their heads crushed with mi
axe. A deaf mute child escaped death,
but could throw 110 light on the trag
edy. Winner and Lackey, the latter
Winner's farm hand, wuro arrested
soon after the murder and both pro
tested Innocence. Winner tried to
prove an alibi, but strong evidence was
found against him, mid it was also
known that he hud been intimate with
Mnirgio Cutron. Tho latter wus ar
rested and confessed that Winner and
lames Nelson committed the crimes
while she and I.on Luekey held the
The man who robs another of Ills
right, losca moat by tho transaction.
Another Iron Klnc.
CuiCAfio, Dee. 8. .John D. Koukefel
lcr is seeking to outdo Andrew Carne
gie as uu iron king, and has plans al
ready matured and about to bo carried
out aiming to that cud. The Stamlard
Oil Company, directed by Rockefeller,
will be the foe of tho Scotchman.
This company has purchased in South
Chicago, along the shores of l.ikc
Michigan mid at the mouth cf the
Calumut river, a plot of ground severul
acres in extent and with a water front
ago of :,20() feet. On this, it is suld,
rolling mills will bo erected to cost
81,000,001), and possibly twlco that
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