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FAIRY P LEASH- MYS ELK.
I known llttlo fairy.
Annujlity llitla olf.
Mrltnful of trli-Hs nml tnUchluf.
The Fairy l'leiie-.Mjselt "
Sho hides In every nursarv
...iou Rlw.n' know oho s there,
When llttlo folks qm frottliu,
And then, my doin, buw.irul
She's very oW, this fulry.
How old, Icnnnot tell.
Hut It Is very llkfly.
That Adam know tiur wnll
How did I know about hor!
I'll whisper In your mhi
olio often c.iltoil upon ini
When I was younr, my doirs
The Great Hesper.
MY V1IANIC MAUKHTT.
'Thank you for Hrnco's lottor. Tho
tono o( it would lend 0110 to Imagine
not only that ho knows whoro tho
diamond la, but hus u strong bollof
in his powor to recover It! Ono can
not possibly bollovo that It was ho
who robbed and attempted to mur
der you. Hut whom nro wo to sus
pect, If not him? If ho woro not
guilty, why should ho try to conceal
the loathor case which might loud to
its rocovury? Thoro Is a fascination
in this bubcct which overcomes my
wish to drop It. it Is llko tho (Iftoon
puzzle that drove half tho world
mad Home years ago.
Van Houck still wandors about
tho woods through tho night. More
thuu onco ho has boon soon standing
outside tho room in which Edith and
I poss tho evening, listening.
"Ills suspicions havo perhaps fallen
upon us. Tho poor wretch may havo
lost III reason, ills appoaranco,
when I caught sight of him thoothor
day, justillos tho suspicion.
I havo to confess to an Indiscre
tion which may havo no serious re
sult, but which I rugrot allthosame.
Ycstorday 1 received a tologram from
'urnivul, dated Haxol's hotol.
"It ran thus:
"Wo havo important clow. Send
Address of Joseph Iiruco at onco, or
place whoro ho Is Ukoly to bo found.'
"Tho 'wo1 led mo to supposo that
ho was an agent of tho detectives
employed In this caso, and without
further reflection I sont Draco's ad
dress, having your lottor undor my
hand. I beenmo uneasy as soon as
tho mossengor was out of sight, and
sont Wilson ovor to Southampton
with two tolograras, ono for Furnl
val and the other for tho hoad of tho
dotcctlvo department, asking for
furthor particulars. I havo rocolvcd
no reply whatever from Furnlvul,
and tho dotcctlvos ropllcd by lottor
that thoy employed no ono namod
Furnlvul, and that all Inquiries woro
mado through tho head otlico.
"Who on earth can this Furnlvnl
be, and what can bo tho object of his
inquirlos? Tho mystery was sufll
clontly incomprehensible without
Incomprohonslblo indeed, and tho
moro cloioly ono examined tho mys
tery, tho moro Inscrutablo It ap
peared. "I inclose," ho wroto, In conclu
sion, "a letter which catno to hand
It was a bocond lottor from ISrace.
This Is tho copy:
"Tiuuw.'s Gor.DE.i Statu IIotci,
"jSaciiamksto Citv. November 8
"Gentleman Tiiou.sk, Sm: I dldnt
expoo you to unswor ray lottjr. but
tho Kid havo took it to hoart moron
natral. I told you sho was kinder
frottln, and to please her I mado bo.
liovo I had sont tho mossago sho nsc
mo to rlto. Which gottin' no answer
to said mossago sho sortor folt youd
turned your back on hor for ovor.
I don't think she's going to mako old
bonos. Scorns to mo llko as If sho
mount knocking olT early. Sos sho
dont feel llko gnthorln any moro
"Tho doctor considers that sick
nesii sho got out in Africa has settled
into her, and sho cant corlf it olT.
"Tho rain lies sot in
onrly up I'otorsvlllo, and thoy
aint no good for n poor llttlo sick
kid. Wo coino down hero day foro
"She's plnln' pardnor, thnts whats
tho mattor with her whltoh Is why i
rito hor mossago.
"Sho says sho wants to be good;
thorns hor words. I never know hor
say such a thing, and I cant hardly
oxpoo you to bollovo it, knowln'
what sho was, but if you could only
see hor us sho Is you'd believe it
Shes that altorod; no tantrums, no
opposlshun, no obstinacy no nothln.
"Seoln this, you may bo moved,
sir, boln kinder pitiful by nntur, to
rlto hor a few words, jost to say
you'vo got hor messago, and hope
she'll stick to her promise. With a
little bit. of oncouragomont llko that,
I dont think she'd go away without
tolling up what shes done with tho
Groat llosper. Yours respectfully,
I Btartod for Sacramento without a
I was told at the Snornmonto de
pot that tho Goldoo. Stuto hotol was
on tho third block up the grade. In
ascending tho hill I cought sight of
Hraco and Lola walking In advance a
hundred yards or so, yet so ehangod
that it took me somo mlnutos to
Identify tho in.
Her head was bont, sho loanod for
support on hor fathar's arm. Sho
walked slowly, and with an air of
fatlguo; and, romotnborlng tho buoy
ant elasticity of hor gait tho re
bellious indopondonco of hor spirit, I
askod raysolf with doubt If this could
indood bo Lola.
I followed thout into tho hotel;
from the vostlbulo I saw them ontor
a room upo'n tho first floor. I run
up and stopped at tho opon door.
Lola had soatod herself on u couch,
hor face rested on tho pillow, hor
eyes were cloa-" .
It was the protty llttlo faco I know
so well, but oh. so changed! Hor
pheck was no longer round: tho rus
sot bloom had gone from hor com
plexion, there was a purple tint
about her closed lids, and tho vor
million of hor Him was tinnaturallv
bright. I was struck by tho dellcato
beauty of her faco, but it was a
beauty that illlcd ono's hoart with
sorrow, llko tlu fudiii-? awav of a
I entered tho room nolsolossly, and
seated myself In a chair by hor side.
I heard liraco moving about In an ad
joining room. Sho was unconscious
of my prcsonco; and as I sut with my
eyes' dwelling upon her beautiful
faco, my thoughts wandered back to
die old days at tho capo, whon I loft
my work from tltno to time to soo
how "the llttlo 'tin" was getting on,
as sho lay exhausted with sicknoss.
Tho gloam of tho whlto tooth botwoon
tho parted lips, tho ourl of tho long
lashos that swept hor chook, tho
crisp llttlo lock above hor ear theso
woro all tho samo, yot, with tho In
definable trait of womanhood, so dif
ferent. The bud had oponod only
to dlo? I had asked myself beforo If
she would llvo. It was doubtful thon,
but the hopo was fulntor now.
Sho opened hor oyos, and, soolng
mo, sprung up with a cry of joy, and
threw hor arms round my nock and
kissed mo, for sho was, indeed, still
u child at heart.
"Oh, it Is true!" shocriod, between
hor klssos; "I was asleep, und I saw
you como to mo, and " sho stopped
abruptly, and drawing back, said In
wonder, as slo looked In my faco,
"Why, you aro crying!"
Hearing hor volco Hrneo camo In
from tho next room.
"Say now, what did I toll you?" ho
exclaimed. "Tho Kid's took It Into
hor silly llttlo head ns she wouldn't
soo you no moro. sir. "
"Sho will see a good deal of mo If
I havo my way." I said, holding out
my hand to Uraco.
Ills countonuueo changod; no
dragged his chin tuft thoughtfully
for a mlnuto. then turning to his
dnughtor, ho said
"Lola, my gol, wo must havo It out
now straight olT. Hero's (lontlomnn
Thorno holdin' out his hand to mo,
and I ain't no right to tako it till
you lot on what's como of tho big
"Not now not now," sho said bo
soechlngly; "a llttlo while a wook
"No, my gol; 'taln't to bo put olT
llko it was a doso of physic. Soo
horo soo horo. When wo parted,
(icntlcmnn Thorno rofusod to glvo
mo his hand for why, ho know wo
wasn't playln' squaro;" and turning
to mo lio said, "You know wo'd got
tho stono, didn't you, sir?"
'r saw you hldo tho case," 1 ro
pllcd. "Consoquontlv you know wo'd got
tho thing among us somowhoros.
Como. my gel, think how Gentleman
Thorno nussed you out thoro In tho
hot sun: 'mombor how ho stood by
you and pullod you through. Don't
lot tho best friend you ovor had
think you ain't got nothiu1 but
greaser blood In ycr; don't lot him
think you ain't got no kinder grati
tude or 'foction in yor."
"Oh, you shall not think that,"
sho cried, starting to hor foot. "I'll
tako you thoro not to-day, it is too
far; but to-morrow I'll show you
whoro it is, and you shall tako it to
hor, and never soo mo again."
"I will tako you with mo if I go,
Lola," I said.
"No, no. you will no vor soo mo
again," sho suid, and thon a vlolont
lit of coughing attacked hor. and sho
left tho room, closing the door after
liraco lookod at mo significantly,
und in a low volco, that faltorod a
"It ain't nat'ral for hor to glvo In
llko that; It ain't llko tho Kid, not a
bit. Her contrariness and obstinacy
used to mako mo wild, but It didn't
mako my hourt acho llko this."
Lola camo back in a llttlo whllo,
weak and oxhaustod, but with a
smile upon Iter poor faco. Sho sat
close to mo, slipping hor hand undor
my arm, and resting hor chook
ugalnst my shouldor. Her lovo wits
too innocent, or sho was too igno
rant of social usages, to know ro
"I don't want to talk; It hurts
mo," sho said. "I just want to sit
hero qulot." and sho closod hor oyos,
uostling still olosor.
"You'vo como to a rutnod and
an onhnllowod country sir;" said
tho Judgo; "durned if I skorcoly
knowod it again nothing but ma
chinery and Chlnoso not n decont
will to placer in all Nevada thorn
yallor varmint ain't loft anythln'
worth lookin' for, not In tho or'nary
way. It's cot to bo looked for In
onor'nary plaeos, and fotchod out In
onor'nary wuys, as I'vo said moro'n
ouco baforo to you; and my moauin'
is that I could do tho samo if I had
tho means, und if so bo tho Kid koops
hor proml3Q- us I do boliovo sho
will." Lola noddod, without taking
hor hoad from my shouldor, or
opening hor oyos, und a llttlo sigh
fluttered up from hor hoart. "As I
know sho will I'll do if, not for
tho sako of tho gold, 'causo that
won't bo neodod whon wo'vo got tho
diamond, but just to provo tho pron
coplo of tho thing. It's down an al
mighty hole up tho Slorra, nearly up
to tho snow-lino, and I'vo been thoro
prospootiu' day after day, and study
in' tho thing out, an' I didn't leave
It till tho snow forced us to como
down, and now tho hole's blockod up
Suddenly raising her hoad, and
turning to hor fathor, with oagor
oyes, Lola oxclalmed:
"Ah, blockod for full throo months
by tho snow, nnd for another by tho
swelled fall; it'll bo protty woll Juno
afore I kin got down it."
"RED OLOUJ) CHIEF, FRIDAY, JANUARY 8. 1807.
Lola burst Into a fit of hysterical
laughter, and, chipping her hands
with joy, cried:
"It Is down thorc tho diamond!
You must wait months almost till
Juno." Thon growing suddonly
gravo, sho InokoJ wistfully at mo. a
If to see If I wore angry with hor.
Naturally thoy woro nstonlshod
whon thoy hoard I had been in tho
state a couple of months. When I
told thorn I hud como thoro to seok
my fortune, and was farming in tho
South, whoro I hoped they would
como and stay with mo during tho
winter, liraco said:
"Well, 1 hear thoro's a llvln' to bo
made ranchln', but It's n plaguy long
row. they do say. Howsoever, It
won't bo nono too long for mo to hoe
along of you, nnd so bo you'ro ugroo
able to havtn' our company, it ain't
likely I'll hold olT."
Lola's oyos dilated with oagor do
llght. I fancy hor Imagination pic
tured a return of tho Transvaal
tttnos, tho happiest sho had known,
whon rudo necessity knit un to
gether In doso compnnlonshlp. I
did not think it nocossary to undo
colvo thom thon, und tho noxt day I
took them with mo to Sail Dlogo.
Tho sun win shining whon wo got
thoro, and tho air was soft and warm:
it was llko an early day of English
Tho olToet on Lola was miraculous;
sho scorned iuspirod with now llfo. I
had novcr pccu hor so animated and
Her countiinunco foil us wo pnssod
through the bountiful plantations
and ontercd tho richly furnished
house. It was un unhappy disillu
sion for hor. Hraco, who novor lot
anything in tho world surprise him,
stroked his chin reflectively us ho
looked round him, and said:
"This is your lot, Is it, Gentleman
"I shall bo bettor able to call it
mine whon 1 have paid up tho capi
tal Invested In it. As you know, I
had no monoy of my own. I havo
borrowed heavily, and until tho loan
Is paid "
I shrugged my shoulders.
"Until it' paid," said Hraco, con
tinuing my sontonco, "you'vo got to
go to bod Into, and got up ulrly, and
bo thankful hof you kin sleep sound
in botwlxt. 1 reckon It'll tako you a
protty consldornblo long time nforu
you fool you don't know what to dc
"A long whllo!" 1 said gravoly.
"How long" asked Lola, oulokly,
undor her breath.
"Oh, many, many years, perhaps,"
Sho did not attompt to conceal hor
I had written a fow hurried linos
from Sacramento, tolling Sir Ed
mund that Lola hud tukon tho Groat
Hcspor, and intended to rostoro it as
soon us tho snow had molted and al
lowed us to reach the cavern in
which it was concealed. In nn.iwor
Ing this letter ho wroto
"Aftor roadlng your good nows,
Edith und 1 wont for a
stroll through tho park, whero
wo oncountcrod poor Vun
Hoeck, whoso woo-bogoneuppoaranco
appoalod onco moro to Edith's heart
and mlno also. 'Why,' sho asked,
should wo any longor treat him us
a posslblo scoundrel, now that tho
Unices admit having taken tho dia
mond?' Wo turnod back, ovortook
Van Hoeck, and told him what had
happoncd. Tho poor wrotch was
ovorcomo with emotion, not bocuuso
of tho posslblo recovery of tho lost
diamond (of which ho entertains
strong doubt), but in bolng onco
moro treated as an honost man."
Now, did Van Hoeck dosorvo to be
trouted ns an honost man? That was
the question. I will glvo horo Brace's
account of what occurrou in the
woods, und as near as I can In hU
TO HK CON'TIKIM'.D.
THE DOCTOR'S WIFE.
She Wut Ajiproclutlvo iiud Lightened Her
A duo appreciation of tho skill and
ofllcicncy of tho professional work
accomplished by ono's husband is to
bo highly commondod in tho main.
Thoro uro tunes, howovor, whon tins
sort of horo worship can bo curried
to such un oxtont as to seriously in
terfere with ono's host intorosts, says
Kuto Field's Wushlngton, us hus boon
proved In the case of a Washington
physician. For somo reason ho do
cldod to allow his wifo to rauko out
ills bills, npd for that purposo turned
over tho book containing memoranda
of visits to hor tendor mercies. Tho
bills woro uccordlngly mndo out with
u promptness thut could not full to
bo most gratifying to tho husband,
but tho ultlmuto result of tho von
turo has proved far from satisfactory.
From far und near tho complaint! of
exorbitant charges havo ruined In.
This has, In turn, lod to invostlga
tlon us to tho canwo, and rovoalod
tho fact thut tho wifo appraised hor
hi'sbaiid'A sorvleos ut lust douhln thn
I umoitni ho ordinarily churgos, nutf
in..-. out tho bills accordingly.
It is rolatod of Goorgo Clurk, tho
eolobruted nogro mlnstrol, thut Do
ing examined us u witnoss, ho was
sovoroly interrogated by tho at
tornoy, who wishod to break down
"You aro in tho nogro mlnstrol
bu&lnoss, I bollovo?" luqulrnd tho
"Yos, sir," answorod Goorgo
"Isn't that rathor a low calling?"
demundod tho learned counsel.
"I don't know but what It Is, sir,"
ropllcd tho minstrel, "but it is ec
muoh bottor than my lather's that I
urn rathor uroud of it"
THE MINERAL OUTPUT
TOTAL VALUE AMOUNTED
tNil nl I'rc.ducilim nf Mt'tuN Hi I 'Ml 11,1 Ml
(Irriit tut-riMne In fluid nnd t'opi" r
Utile lirrtir In Nlu-r Vie Iron und
Other I'rmlnrllnn fur tint Yritr.
Nnv YoitK. .Inn. 4. The Engineer
ing and Mining Journal says the pro
duction of mineral and melius In tho
United States for the year ISllil
amounted to Sf,.Vl,3ll,HS. showing n
decrease, as compared with ISM of
834,asU,'JiO, or about :i per cent This
decrensu was largely in values rather
than In quantities; In none of tho chief
articles was there any marked de
crease, while In several there were
The total productions of metals was
8-MS,31 1,481, an Increase of 81,004,111
ovor tho previous year, while the valuo
of non-metallic substances wus 8410,
UUU.087, n decrease of 8ill.n83.377 from
1H05. A large part of this was duo to
tho lower values of coal, stone und a
few other Important substances, very
little resulting from the smaller quan
tities. The production of allumlnum shows
an increase of 100,000 pounds over
that of 18115. the total for the year be
ing l,:iO(),000 pounds. The production
continues in the hands of a single com
pany. The Inereuso in copper hus been ex
traordinary, the total gutn amount
ing to 157,7153, 150 pounds, which was
made In spite of a large decrease in
the domestic demands, but was ab
sorbed by the extraordinary exports of
tho year, which arc the largest on
Tho gold production In the I'nlted
States in ls'.Ml reached the total of
8!7,000,000. The increase far surpasses
tho gain reported from any other coun
try In the world and puts the United
States in the lead. This country's out
put of gold was "jil per cent of the re
ported output of the entire world.
The production of pig iron was
8,700,800 long tons. The depression of
business which made Itself manifest
in tho latter part of the year had less
effect than had been anticipated, tho
decrease from 181)5 being only 1177,431)
tons, or about 7 per cent. The pro
duction oi lead irom domestic ores
amounted to 175,717 short tons, show
ing an Increase of :.'(), 803 tons over tho
preceding year. In addition to this
there was 70,000 tons produced from
imported ores or refined from Imported
bullion. Tho qulek-sllver output was
33,01 2 flasks of seventy-six half-pounds
each, showing a decrease of DUO flasks
from the previous year. The produc
tion continues to come wholly from
the California mines, no new dcnoslt.s
having been developed to the produc
ing point during the year.
Tho production of silver from do
mestic ores reached a total of 45, 105,175
fluo ounces, showing a decrease from
that of 181)5 amounting to 805,00'.'
ounces only. Tho silver production
has thus been maintained better than
had been anticipated. Moreover, there
were produced from foreign bullion by
our smelters und other works no less
than 40,000,000 line ounces of sliver,
mnking tho total quuntity refined or
put into final marketable form in this
country 85,405,173 fluo ounces. This
large production was almost entirely
absorbed by the markets and tho aver
age price of silver of tho year shows
an actual advance which, having been
07 per cent, towards the close of tho
year fell about two cents below that
point. Of the silver obtained from
foreign receipts it is estimated that
38,000,000 ounces enmo from Mexican
ores and bullion nnd 3,000,000 ounces
from materials brought into this coun
try from Cunnda, chiefly from llritlsh
The total production of spelter for
commerce for the year 1800, amount
ing to 77,084 short tons, showed a de
crease of 4,074 tons from thut of 18'J5.
Tho production was fully up to tho de
mand, however. Of the spelter 31,431
tons came from Illinois und Indiana
districts, 36,331 tons from the Kunstis
Missourl region and ),'AT2 tons from
eastern and southern productions. The
latter as well as the Illinois showed a
decrease, a slight gain being reported
frqra tho Kansas-Missouri region.
As was inevitable in a year of busi
ness depression, the increase in coal
was not large, in fact it is surprising
that bituminous coal should hnvo
shown anything at alL Tho output lu
18i0 was 141,770,00'J toils, showing a
gain of 4,371,752 tons over 1805. On
tho other hand there was a decrease of
0,782,057 short tons In nnthraclte pro
duction, this amount being greater
than the gain in bituminous. The
total coal production wus therefore
193,351,037 short tons nnd the totnl de
crease us compared with '.805 wus ',
410,305 tons. With ordinury prosper
ity nnd activity In mnnufucturlng wo
would doubtlebs havo passed 300,000,
000 tons beforo this, nnd It Is to be
hoped that point will be reached In
18'J7. The production of coke showed
a gain of 44, ISO tons; chiefly due to the
activity of tho Iron and stcol trades In
the earlier part of the year. The price
of coal continues very low, tho average
for bituminous coal at mines being bo
low 81 per ton.
A New Itnnia Comity Wanted.,
Lincoln Cf.ntkii, Kan., Jan. !. Pe
lltlons are being circulated In Ells
worth, Kusscll, Osborne and tho west
end of Lincoln county for tho creutlon
of a new county by taking a portion
of each of the counties named. Tho
petitions call upon the representatives
of theso four counties and Senator
Helm to unite In tho legislature to ac
complish this. Already Sylvan Orove,
Lucas nnd Wilson aro aspirants for tho
county seat of tho proposed new
1'roiecutor A till Ilelleve Nelson nnd
Winner Did Not Commit Murders.
Lkxingto.v, Mo., Jan, 4. Prosecuting
Attorney Aull of this county said last
night in regurd to tho report thut he
had secured evidence against members
of tho mob that hanged Nelson und
Winner that lie was thoroughly satis
fied that both men wero innocent of
the murder of Mrs. Wlnuer and her
children, but us to any facts connect
ing members of the mob. with tho crime
ho would decline to speak, because it
was a mutter to bo iuvostlgated by the
W. A. HAMMOND A SUICIDE
The Wrerlirr of llllnuli Nntlnnnl r.unU It
Drtiuni'd In tli I.nl o.
CiiK'Ano, Jan. I. -W. A. Hammond,
the late second vice pivildeut of tho
defunct National Hank of Illinois,
called on IV ivy l'almer, his old friend
and confidential adviser, at 8 o'clock
last evening and tatked gloomily about
his future prospects, l'almer talked
encouragingly to lilm nnd about 11
o'clock ho went to his home lu Kviui
ntnti nnd about 11:30 retired for thu
night. He and his wife had been In
tho habit of sleeping In adjacent rooms.
Early this morning Mrs. Hammond
noticed that tho door connecting tho
two apartments was open, looked Into
tho room and found that her husband
was not there. His night robe hung
over the foot of tho bod nnd his wnteli
was on the table, but his clothes wero
nowhere to be found, and ho hud not
taken his shoes and stockings.
Tho police wero notllled and soon
found a well-developed trail In tho
form of numerous scraps of paper,
which led to tho lake. A federal life
saving crew at onco begun a search for
the body, and at 13:50 o'clock tho
drowned body wns found lit the foot
of Dempster street pier and taken to
the Evanston police station.
(,'IIAIUIKH OK IIIHKOirr.AlltTIP.S.
Hammond was the vice president of
the National Hank of Illinois, and wns
active lu Its miiuagemeiit, lu fact, he Is
said to have been the responsible head,
since President Schneider was too
feeble to do much work and tho largo
loans to the Calumet Electric company,
particularly, and to others, which re
sulted In the closing of the bank, aro
understood to have been made by lilm.
The first open charges against tho
business Integrity of Hammond wero
made only about ten days ago. Then
ho was accused of enacting tlin charac
ter of u "klter." Ho was accused of
deceiving the directors of the bank
and the depositors and deliberately
violating the national bank law. Ills
alleged Irregularities were said to
have begun many years ago, when, It
is alleged, ho began to ti(i the money
ami credit or tiio nana in outside spec
ulations. This was done in such a
manner, it was generally reported,
that not only wero tho directors de
ceived, but the bank examiners ns
well. Even old employes, thoroughly
familiar with thu inside workings,
were said to have been unaware of
what was going on under their oyes.
iMien 11 was openly charged that he
had falsified the bank accounts an in
vestigation suggested that the irregu
larities must have begun at. least four
yours ago. At that time he is said to
have Interested himself lu the now
famous Calumet Electric railway. It
is now believed that tho thvt over
drafts to this railway, amounting to
817"i, 000, wero mado nt that time, when
the eomptiollor of the currency imino
diatclj called for a statement from the
bank and Hammond disguised the ir
regularities by deslcnatlng tho over
drafts "foreign exchange."
This alleged Irregularity only camo
after many years of diligent service in
the institution, the wreck of which
proved disastrous to many. In these
yours Hammond saved money, and
worked early and late, and the posi
tion ho came to occupy was the result
of his yearn of frugality nnd merit
Some of his savings invested legiti
mately lu mining schemes brought
him a good profit, which he im
mediately put Into tho stock of
the bunk. After he had served as
cashier and became second vice presi
dent, It is said, ho began to personally
Interest himself In many corporations
which were applicants for loans und in
this wny, in course of time, ho drifted
into unwarranted speculations. Whero
these turned out badly he Is now ac
cusod of sending "good money after
bad" and disguising his over-loans In
various Illegal ways.
THE FIIIST SU1C1DK.
Tho sulcldo of Hammond recalls tho
sulcido of Otto Wusmunsdorff, tho
banker, a fow days ugo, Wusmnns
dorlT's death was tho direct result, of
the failure of tho National Hank of
Illinois, the collapse of that institution
pulling down the firm of Wasmnnsdoril
Omaha Ilanlc Failure.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 4. Tho total lia
bilities of tho Omaha Savings bank,
which closed to-day, uro 8800,000, and
the assets exceed this amount by 8300,
000. The securities aro excellent and
no loss will result to depositors. Tho
bank hus been In existence for fifteen
years. It has no connection with any
other bank and will not cause other
Omtiha Institutions any inconvenience.
Hrnutor Money In Havana.
Havana, Jan. 4. Senator-elect
Money, of Mississippi, who is a mem
ber of tho committee on foreign nfi'alrj
of the United States house of repre
sentatives, paid a visit yesterday to
tho palace accompanied by United
States Consul tienerul Leo and
Vice Consul Springer. Tho Marquis
Ahumuda, acting for tho captain gen
eral, wns absent, and mi nlde-de-cump
informed the visitors (icucrnl Weyler
would soon return to Havana. Mr.
Money expressed his regret at not
cueing the Murquis of Ahumuda and ut
being unable to await tho return of
(lenoral Weyler beforo ho left the
Turkey' Flnancr In Good Hhape.
CoNSTANxiNoi'i.K, Dec. 30. It Is an
nounced thut tho budget estimates for
1807 show that tho assets exceed tho
expenditures by 83,000 Turkish pounds.
This result has bceu brought about by
reducing the war estimates 1,000,000
pounds Turkish, by making economies
in other districts and by an Increuso In
beer Is now tho rago In the
districts of Maine
Wyoming and Nevada have less than
ono Inhabitant to tho square mile,
Over 200 stand of arms have beon
taken from trespassers In Yosemlto
park this year.
The October copper production of tho
United States was tho largest of any
month on record. v
Switzerland U tho only civilized
country In tho world which grants no
patonts for Inventions,
Drunkenness Is rapidly on tho In-,
creaso In tho French towns and vil
lages, particularly txx the. latter.
A NOItTHI-KN JliAST.
inttvr Ilrirm I'lllni; llli-li Tnilns Delayed
In Many I.immI'.Hik nnd hnmn t'rnr nt
SillTrrlnu In l.lm .Sl'u'k Nmvu.rrum. N
linulm Tint Ik,
The worst snowstorm for sis years
fs reported from Columbus. The rail
roads manage to get mall trains through
but other tralllc Is badly delayed. Thu
Norfolk passenger Is held at Columbus
waiting for the snow plow to clear the
road. At Fremont the storm was very so
rem and prevailed all day Sunday
with no sign of abatement. It was ac
companied by a Htrong northwest,
wind which piled up the snow lu, large'
drifts. The young people got out
their cutters nnd enjoyed the scuond
rldo of the season. Trains from the
north and west were all about on time.
At York tho storm prevailed all day
.Sunday, and m strong wind piled the
snow up in drifts. '
Tho storm at Wnyno was very Before
on stock and will cause hardship; to- the
At Nelsom about three Inches of snow
fell accompanied by a high wind which
kept the snow flying.
Omaha seems to havo escaped the
worst of the storm, but the tralna en
tering tho city during the day woro
all somewhat late. The street ear
lines wero badly crippled and necessi
tated the use of extra forces of employ
es with snov plows and sweepers to
keep the lines open so thut) occasional
cars could bu run.
OMAHA BANK SUSPENDS.
Affair of tlin SavliiRR Hank New lu tht
The Omaha Savings bank failed to
open Its doors last Saturday morning
and Its affairs aro now In tho hands of
Honk Exutnlner Dodder. The liabili
ties of the concern aggregate 8800,000
of which sum 8750,000 is in balances
duo depositors. Tho usseta, Including
rcnl estate acquired by tho foreclosure
of mortgages, amount to nbdut8200,000
In excess of tho liabilities. Katurdaj
morning Examiner Dodder assumed
control, and tho front door of tho hank
was ornamented with n brief notico to
the effect that on account of tho fact
that 8(100,000 in deposits had beon
withdrawn In tho past six months the
dlrectorahad decided to btispend busi
ness. Tho laboring class, It is said, art
most directly concerned, nnd the usual
'statement wns given out that deposit
ors would bo paid dollar for dollar.
HAD HIS FOOT SMASHED.
liny' CarclrMnm ltmnltit In srrlout In
jury at Orlean.
Tom Smith, theslxteen-yenrs-old son
of Lawrence Smith of Orleans, was se
verely Injured at the II. & M. dopot
grounds last Frlduy by having his foot
crushed between tho bumpers of o
freight train. No one witnessed the
accident, but It Is supposed he win
crossing over tho train whllo it wa
standing still, and that It started be
foro he got over. The foot was terri
bly larcoratcd. and may result In It
loss. No blumo attaches to tho tralu
HOW FARMING PAYS.
A Youiir Fellow lliiya m Farm With On
Tho following tale comes to tho State
Journal from Ord. A party living at
Goshen, Ind., had a quarter section of
land near there and offered It to any
one rent free for tho season. A young
man, Andrew Johnson, accepted the
offer, put 100 acres In wheat, threshed
2,300 bushels, sold it at 03 cents per
bushel, bought the farm for 81,000 nnd
now owns the farm and has 8175 in the
bank. This shows that farming In Ne
braska sometimes pays.
After the llootlejrgerf.
Last Saturday night Ansol West
brook at St. Edward was found lying
in tho mud dend drunk. Ho wasplaccd
in the calaboose. Ho is ono of several
who for some tlmo havo boon unable
to obtain liquor for themselves, but
havo got it through friends who bought
It for them. Wcstbrook turned state's
evidence and Implicated 11111 Shuoy,
who wns arrested. It Is tho intention
to sift tho matter to tho bottom nnd
run out tho bootleggers If possible.
Hones Ilurneil to Death.
J. N. McQueen's bnrn ut Silver Creek
was burned Saturday, together with
six head of horses and considerable
hay and grain. The loss Is about S00O.
The family was away from homo at
Matilda Lorsh. of Oiiinhn, aged nine
teen, took rough on rats and died.
Tho suicide wus a sequel to a lover's
The ladles of Hay Springs gave n de
lightful leap year ball New Year's ve,
which wns said to bo the eveut ot the
Andrew McMnrt at Indinnola has
been bound over on thu charge of in
tent to commit rape on Mrs. Ember
Hug of lied Willow county.
A tlrewvry l'rojec-t fur Wichita.
Wicuita, Kan., Jan. 0. Kansas C1U
mon have recently bought soeral lota
hero und it is said that this is the first
Btep toward tho erection of a brewery
in this city. Mux Shultz of Kansus
City is said to bo in charge of tho ac
A Tyler, Texan, Failure.
Tvi.lili, Texas. Jan. 1. An nslgn
Mont was mado yesUrUay afternoon
by the Tyler Foundry ami Muchlnory
company. This Is ono of the largest
concerns of Its kind In the state, and
uas beeu in business for A numbor ot
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