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THE RED CLOUD CHIEP.
PROCEEDINGS OF UPPER LEG-
ft $ucrlncl Huniitmrr of tlio Oolites of n
Week A Mimi itf Jllll, Itcioltc
tl(iu, lid'., Aetrd I'pou.
Tlitiml.iy, .Jnmi.iry t'.
Th senate w9 culled to order :tt 10
rrout ox Uugu inovoil tlint rcmlinir of
the lonrnul bo dispensed with, but
withdrew motion to ullotv Fowler to
Introduce this resolution:
"Thnt lh(! journal he so correct
cd that nil bills rend yesterday ho
shown as rocd for tliu tlrst time
and thnt the reference of bills
from No. 1 to 9 Inclusive, he strick
en from the record."
This curried by ti viva voce voto and
a littlo later J'rout renewed his mu
tton and the rending of this Journal
Currlu of Custer asked unanimous
cotiHont to substitute n bill for one he
hnil introduced. Talbot of Lancaster
moved that substitute he reported by
committee instead of the original bill.
It was decided to introduce the sub
stitute as an original bill, being a bill
to provide for freo attendance at the
high schools of non-resident pupils.
Senator Crow of Douglas, by unani
mous consent, offered the resolution
asking for Colonel Htotycnburg's re
movnl as colonel of the First Nebras
ka at Manila. The sumuuiry of the
resolution will bo found in the house
proceedings. The rules were sus
pended and the. resolutions were
adopted by viva voce vote, Hall of
Madison voting no.
The resolution referring the ques
tion of the legality of Treasurer Me
norvo'sbond to thu judiciary commit
tee was adopted.
Files to the number 47 were Intro
duced, nearly nil of them alining to
correct the Compiled Statutes of lb'.iT.
The afternoon session of the senate
lasted but half an hour. Legislative
manuals of lSH'J were ordered, live
bill were introduced and the senate
Friday. .Jauuury la.
After preliminaries In the senate
yesterday morning, a joint resolution
was introduced by request askiutr eon-
gross to take immediate notion on the
ill now in congress contemplating
extension of the privilege of franchise
without distinction to sex so that the
amendment may come before the sev
eral state legislatures for notion. 1'n
der the rules the resolution wont over.
The incident of the morning was a
motion by Prout of (!age that the ac
tion adopting the. resolution condem
natory of Colonel StoUcnburg bo re
considered, lie did this In behalf of
porsona who did nothave the privilege
of the floor and who felt that an in-
Justice had been done to a man who
md heretofore borne a good reputa
tion. Crow of Douglas could sec no use
In reconsidering the resolutions be
cause of the unanimity of the senti
ment against "thib autocrat."
After some debata the motion to
reconsider carried, the vote being U" to
f. Sena tors Crow of Douglas, ICncppcr,
Morgan, Owens and Smith voting no.
The Idea seemed to prevail that, the
action of the day previous was too
hasty; that itbmacked of China, where
they cut a man's head off and investi
On motion of Talbot of Lancaster
the resolution was referred to the com
mittee on military affairs for invest!
cation after an hours debate, and after
being nmcuded that the committee re
On motion of Canaday of Kearney
5,500 conies each of the messages of
Governor Holcoiub and Governor
Poyntcr were ordered printed.
Holbrook of the committee, on rules
govorning joint session submitted a
fiot of rules. The committee amended
rule 17 to read: "A call of the house
may be made In joint session on mo
tion seconded by tlvo members und the
proceedings under the call shall not
be suspended except by a majority of
the members elect."
At the afternoon session Proul of
flnge of the committee to assign rooms
for standing committees recommended
that the secretary of state be instruct
ed to prepare a part of the lieutenant
governor larger room for use as a
bill room. The report was adopted.
Kills on second reading occupied
considerable time. Senate iilo Nos. '-'
and 3, also Kos. 28 to 47, inclusive,
wore read the second time and re
ferred to standing committee. A large
number of bills came up for reading,
senate file No. 84 being the last.
8. P, ft, by Reynolds by request Joint re (solu
tion rolatlntc to tin amendment to tlie fmlrra'
constitution to prohibit tho soil en fronulls
fraachtsliucltUuiis on account of sox
8. V. SI to &0, by Tulbot Amcmlmory of Com
6. P. GO, by Talbot, by request To autlinrlre
state board of health to appoint u board uf
examiners ot eialnlmtng.
8. F. 07, by Proiit To enable counties and prr
clnctH to borrow money on bonds, Issue Imsi On
. to aid In Internal Improvement, und to lo
calize those already Issued (or such purpoies.
Saturday, January 14.
Oratory burst forth in tho senate
yesterday morning as a result of a re
port from the committee on military
affairs touch ingchurges made by some
one against Colonel Ktotsenburg of thu
First Nebraska. Tho committee ou
military affuirs comprises Kartou of
Johnson, Steele of Scfferson, Alex
ander of Adams, Rocko of Lancaster
and Halcof Madison.
The committee submitted a modified
Crow of Douglas offered as a substi
tute the original resolutions toned
Miller of Furuas did not want to
take any, action that would reflect on
tho administration. He ..introduced a
resolution that tho matter bo left to
the president and secretary of Avar.
Hannibal of Howard made another
speech, saying tho boys had a govern
ment behind them that would protect
them, but no ofllcer ought to bo con
demned without good cause.
Fiirroll of Merrick spoke In favor of
the idea evolved by Miller of KulTnlo.
Currle of Custer took tho ground
thutan innocent man always courts
investigation. He said he did not lies
itato to say thnt Colonel StoUcnburg
was nn autocrat. Senator Currle said
many of the soldiers hud been pupils
oi ms ami no uiiotv charges
from those i-mimr men must. I in woll
unfounded. . ltofavored tho substitute
for tho commit tee roport.
Kartou of Johnson, chairman of tho
committee ou mllltnry affairs, ex
plained that the committee resolution,
if carried Into effect, would result In
the suspension of the colonel, because
under military rules accused oillccrs
were suspended pending trial bv court
martini. Talbot of Lancaster spoke earnestly
and eloquently hi favor of modifica
tion. The substitute for thu substitute
was lost, and the Crow resolution
Senators continue tointroduee many
bills to correct defective nets. The
Biipreme court has held that a bill to
repeal an act must contain a repealing
clause. Many bills were Introduced
yesterday to remedy errors of this kind
in bills passed at previous sessions.
Kills Introduced yesterday reached to
Senate flic No. fip, by Owens Is a
bill to make It unlawful' for a railroad
company to permit a trainman or tele
graph operator who bus worked 18
consecutive hours to again go on dulv
until he has had at least eight hours
'lurmtiij, .Imnmry 17.
Senate met yesterday afternoon. In
his prayer Chaplain Cressman touch
In gly referred to Congressman Ding
ley's death. He expressed the. hope
that all citizens might have the same
love of home und nation as the de
A petition or memorial from the (!.
A. It. postand W. It. C. of Alma, thank
ing the legislature for its stand ou the
Stotsenburg matter, was read and
placed on Hie.
Currle of Custer presented the fol
low lug list of employes and the same
was adopted: Kverctt Milks, engross
ing clerk: Wlllard Weedon, clerk of
the committee ou public lands and
buildings; V. It. Stewart, copy holder;
lolin Slierel, clerk of the committee on
agriculture; 12. M. Havens, clerk of the
enrolling and engrossing committee;
S. C. Ilamley, cleric of tho engrossing
committee: L, C. Wright, clerk of the
committee on military affairs.
A communication from the national
live stock association was referred to
the committee on live stuck and graz
ing. lteynohls of Dawes Introduced a res
olution declaring the bill tiles furnish
ed to the senate unsuitable, Inferior
and inconvenient. The resolution
dliccted the secretary of state -to re
turn the tiles and secure the Keystone
brand of tiles.
Farrell of Merrick and Schaal of
Surnv, both fuslonlHts, opposed the
resolution. O'Neill of Holt, lusionlst,
favored the resolution because of the
superiority of the Keystone tile. Tal
bot of Lancaster explained that there
was no way to securely fusten the In
ferior tile. ' He moved" that the. rules
he suspended and the resolution be
adopted. His motion carried by a vote
of 27 to 3.
Schaal of r-uriiv pre-entcd the fol
Itenolvcd, Ity the senate and
house that we as representatives
of Nebraska, do, la justice to and
defense of the ancestral bequest of
liberty we now enjoy, ask our con
gress at Washington not to de
tract or depreciate, tho pride and
glory of our national freedom by
funning any foreign alliance with
a nation Mich as Croat Itritain,
whose only evidence of potter Is
the starvation and robbery of her
own subjects and the oppression,
plundering and murdering of the
weak and tinwarllke. who by
brlhert betrayal and invasion un
fortunately come In her power.
Tho fusiouists wanted this resolu
tion pushed to a vote, and Canaday
called for a yea and nay vote, l'rout
of Gage called attention to this nature
of the resolution when the fusionlsts
wanted tlio rules suspended. 'He said
it was a joint resolution and would
have to take the course of a bill. Lieutenant-Governor
Gilbert sustained the
point of order.
On motion of Senator Talbot the
senate decided to take up the matter
of vot'ng for a United Estates senator
as a special order at tl a. in. today.
The afternoon was spent with bills
on first and second reading.
Among tiie bills Intro luced was one
by Newell to prohibit any person from
holding ofllco who shall have default
ed in payment of taxes; one by Barton
to provide for taxation of insurance
and guarantee companies not organ
ized under the laws of the state, and
one by Uurton to amend Section 4 of
the act relating to free public -.libra
ries ami reading rooms.
Wrduciiliiy, January J8.
After preliminaries in the senate,
llalderimm of Pawnee of special com
mittee to inspect inventory of property
turned over by secretary of state, re
ported all ok except one typewriter
replaced by one of another brand, and
one upholstered settee out of building
Schaal of Sarpy, finding the regular
course too slow", Introduced, as a
straight resolution, tho same resolu
tion he had Introduced the day pre
vious in relation to alliance with hng
land. It was promptly tabled by HO to
12. The regular joint resolution was
read a second time and referred to the
committee ou mines and mining, com
posed wholly of fusionlsts.
Hills on first and second reading oc
cupied the time until 11 o'clock, when
the special order for the day, voting
for United States Senator, was reach
cd. The voting was soon ended, and
tho regular order was taken up.
The vote iu detuil In the senate is as
M. L. Hay ward Alexander, Arcnds,
Currle, Huuuibal, Holbrook, Newell,
Owens, lteynohls 8.
W. V. Allen Canaday, Dunn. Far
rell, Hale, Howard, Kncpper, Miller,
Morgan, O'Neill, Schaal, Smith,
A. W. Field Allen 1.
("1. M. Lambcrtson Fowler 1.
.lohn L. Webster Crow, Noyes, Van
J. 11. Weston rrout 1.
A. J. Cornish McCargar 1.
S. P. Davidson llarton 1.
B. K. Valentine Ulffcrt 1.
.lohn It. Little Huldcrman1.
D. 13. Thompson Hockc, Talbot 3.
B. II. lllnshaw Steele 1.
At the afternoon session, Haldorman
of printing committee, submitted n re
port recommending reconsideration of
resolution passed on the previous day
In relation to bill flies. The committee
believed thu price of tho Keystone file
was too exhorbllnnt. The ronort was
mloptcd, icuonslderntlon had, und tho
recommendation of ?couiinjttcu ljiut
tho cheaper brand be used was adept-
Van Dusen, chairman of the judiciary
committee, submitted the. first report
on a bill, The committee recommend
ed that seuate fllo No. i.'3, by Talbot,
be parsed. This bill will require a
bond In appeal cases for the value of
the use and occupation of the property,
the value to be paid In case judgment
he affirmed. The bill was placed on
Senator Talbot Introduced it resolu
tion, or. request of Lleutenont Gover
nor Gilbert, expressing the sense of
tho Nebraska senate favorable to tho
bill now before congress grunting
Hon. John M, Palmer, lato gold demo
cratic candidate for president, n pen
sion. Utiles suspended and resolution
At the request of Front of Gage the
senate decided to place the printing
committee In charge of senate supplies
and that all supplies for the senate be
secured through the committee.
Hills numbered from 1110 to 158. all
amendatory of statutes, were Intro
duced and read tlrst time.
PROCEEDINGS OF LOWER LEG
A Cuu tie ii-.nl lloHinun of Hit- Woak Ae-
rnmpllMiril During- llir l'nnt Week
Action on lllll- lUr.
Tliurmlay. .laiiimry t'..
The house convened at 10 o'clock",
ltoll call showed Kasterllug. Tanner
and Woodford ubr.cn t on account of
sickness. Heading of Journal was dis
llurus of Lancaster offered a resolu
tion niacin? ofllcers and employes of
house under direction of chief clerk,
explaining his reason for so doing by
saying many did not know what their
duties were' und that they ought to be
placed under some one who could till
Among the bills introduced were:
II. K. lSllio t'.ti, by llurksnn -Amending mm-.
tloiimif Compiled Stntuln.J.
11. It. ISO. by fiou J'rot.ll.itliiK liltlintr of wild
turkey nml ijuall for llw' yeurh.
II. II. 13.1 to IM, by f.,.uic -Ainr-Millnx iVuuiilled
II. It 137. by Pollard Toprotltle a sjstcin of
II. H. 111. lit Olnutciul l'nr Hip live nf (ho la
bel of tliealllrd ptliitlnif trmltH council nf In
ternational typographical union ou ststto
II. K. IM, by Wjmsn- To constitute, ointnilon
to volo ut L'cncrul election u mi-Hlaineinior
and providing penalty for fullurc to do mi.
Kills to the number of 172 have been
introduced, many of them purposing
changes In compiled stntntefi, repeal
ing obsolete, unconstitutional, and use-let-s
1'rliliO , .Iium;irj III.
After preliminaries iu the house yes
terday, Fisher of Dowes called for the
special order at 11 o'clock, tho con
sideration of the Stotsenburg resolu
tion. They were read and a long de
.hi use n of Jefferson said he was not
In favor of condemning a man unheard,
and moved the resolution bo referred
to tho connnunilcr-in-chlef of the army
and navy with pawcr to act.
llurnsof Lancaster pokc earnestly
In favor of the resolution. lie said the
colonel hud no respect for the ordlunry
Hallcr of Washington spoke against
hasty action, and as opposed to any
thing in the nature of a secret trial.
Hardy of Polk and Kastcrllngof Kuf
falo believed investigation ought to
precede action, and spoke against the
Evans of Douglas called attention to
the fact thai the charges were made
by responsible parties in Omaha.
Allen G. Fisher of Dawes grew in
dignant. Ho said a man iu Stotsen
burg 's position could be a despot and
so manipulate his men that they would
be nfruld to testify He said the reso
lution was not Intended to east asper
sions upon Colonel Stotsenburg. They
simply give the truth a chance to come
Wilcox of Lincoln and Sturgcss of
Douglas favored It. Weaver of Hlch
ardson and Wheeler of Fuiifuis opposed
In the afternoon Prince of Hall of
fered a resolution, ns nn amendment,
usking the secretary of war to make
an investigation. Lost.
Tho previous question was called for
and debate censed. Thu resolution
was adopted, 79 to 28.
The commltte on privileges and elec
tions reported that it could not pro
ceed with the Fillmore county contest
without tho ballots of thrcu precincts
withheld by Sheriff Ogg. The ser-gcant-at-arms
was instructed to bring
the body of Sheriff Ogg, with pollbooks,
ballots, etc.. before tho house at once.
Hallcr of Washington introduced a
resolution call the attention of the
state's representatives In congress that
It wns the sense of the legislature that
tho treaty of Paris be at once ratified;
thnt congress at once declare bv reso
lution the purpose of tho United
States government to observe in deal
ing with tho Philippine question tho
same course marked out for Cuba, und
Hint tlic legislature holds tlio views
expressed by Washington, and Is op
posed to entangling alliances with
Bnglund or any other European coun
try. Referred to federal relations com
mittee. Five hundred copies of the two
messages were ordered printed.
Kills numbered from 173 to 200 wore
introduced, among them being one by
Armstrong for the establishment of a
"bird day;" by Weaver for the creation
of a state insurance department; by
Fisher for amendment to federal con
stitution to prohibit states from des
franchising citizens on account of sex;
and by Weaver providing for resident
agents for lire insurance companies:
Haturilay, January 14.
Tho house proceedings yesterday
morning did not furnish a great
umount of exhilarating entertainment
to the gallery gods whoso numbers
soon diminished as the session dragged
along. The chaplain, after tho speak
er called for order, Invoked tho in
dulgence of Providence upon tho busi
ness as transacted by Unite beings,
and Cawthra of Gosper had himself ex
cused on account of the sickness of Ills
Tho proceedings were tame from the
start. Tlioso whoso attention had be
come listless wcru partially a routed
when Armstrong moved thnt when
the house adjourn It be until '1 o'clock
Mouday p. in. A voto of viva voce
failed to satisfy the speaker as to the
wishes of the house ami n standing
vote was called for. Those favoring
adjournment hustled iu the struggling
members who were lolling Iu tho lob
by, und the result was a vote of 41 In
favor as against SO against adjourn
Kills were introduced up to number
TtiMilu), .limimry 17,
The house was ready for business
promptly at 'J o'clock jesterduv, and
after preliminaries Chittenden o'f Gage,
offered a resolution providing that tlio
bill tiles furnished by tho secretary of
state be returned and that '.'.Ml Ivcy
stone tiles be ordered.
Motion was lost
Kasterllug (fusion) of Itulfalo.olfered
the following resolution:
Whereas, Section 1 of article III
of the constitution of the state
tif Nebraska provides that niuin
her of tho legislature shall be al
lowed 10 cents per mile for each
mile traveled In going unit return
ing from each session of the legis
Whet ens, Said mileage Is Intend
ed for the purpose of defraying
the evpenscs of the members,
Therefore, he It resolved by Ihts
l.oiise that all members hereof
who use free transportation over
rallrakls and the lines of oilier
public carriers in attending tills
session be not allowed mileage,
and that each metubjr file a state
ment with tiie clerk of this house
showing number of miles traveled
for which he paid and the number
of miles traveled that he used
Iturus of Lancaster sattl that as he
was one of the members who did not
get passes, lie tinned that the matter
he indefinitely postponed.
Motion carried, M to IIU.
JiuiMUi of Jefferson offered a i evo
lution relating to Congressman Ding
ley's death. Adopted.
St urgess of Douglas moved the ap
pointment of a committee of three to
investigate charges Unit state oillccrs
and state employes were riding on
passes and collecting mileage for the
same. The charges hud come from the
majority and he wanted an Investiga
tion. The vote on a motion to post
pouc the matter indefinitely stood 'A'
to ."..'1 and was declared los't. It was
adopted by 11 vote of 7- to 111. Hums
of Lancaster wanted to give this com
mittee a stenographer to title e evidence.
This was amended tliut thu committee
no one of the committee clerks al
ready appointed. Messrs. Prince,
Smlthberger and Sturgcss were ap
pointed. The committee uu privileges and elec
tions reported that County Judge Skip
ten of Fillmore had refused to appear
at noon iu response to a subpoena with
ballots in the contest. As ho was in
contempt of the house, ll wan ordered
that the scrgcuut-at-arms go after him
with a warrant and bring Judge Skip-
ton ami tlio ballots to tliu capitol.
A motion of Ucvcrly of Douglas that
a committee of five on resolutions be
appointed was tabled.
Kills were introduced and read for
the first lime and al?o for the second
Ou motion uf Prince of Hall, voting
for t'nlted States senator was made a
special order for today at noon.
Among tho bills Introduced were
two by Fisher to provide for taxation
of telegraph und telephone, companies
of It per cent of gross earnings; by Pol
lard to prohibit olllco holding by per
sons In default o; payment of taxes;
by Mann to appropriate S.l.ooo each
year for two years to investigate caus
es und provide methods and menus to
prevent swine plague und hog'eholcra.
H. It. 3(11 is a joint, resolution in re
gard to alliance with England. It is
identical with tho one Introduced In
the senate by Schaal of Sarpy.
VTcdneadiiy, .liinu.-iiy IS.
When the house was through with
the regular routine work yestcrduy
morning Harris of Otoe offered a reso
lution providing thnt the jurisdiction
of tho standing committee on other
asylums include thu deaf and dumb
institute, the institute for the blind
and for the feeble minded and the in
stitutes nt Gcuova and Kearney. This
Taylor of Custer moved that the
scope of the pass Investigating com
mittee be extended to inctude mem
bers of the supreme court and mem
bers of the house.
On motion of llurns of Lancaster
motion was tabled.
After this the special order of a
vote on United States senator was
ndvanced and the vote was taken.
The vote In detail in the house was
W. V. Allen Anderson of Fillmore,
Kenjnmln, Uouller, Kower, Carton,
Cawthra, Cosgrove, Crockett, Cunning
ham, Dobry, Enstorllng, Bastman, Kl
wood, Bndlcott, Flynn, Frctz, Fuller,
GrandstnlV, (Jrcll, Grosvenor, Hardy,
Johnson, Klestcr, Lemur, McCraoken,
McGlnlcy, Mcmminger, M or tin, Mor
rison, Murray, Peck, Slccke, Shore,
.Smith of (Sutler, Sturgcss, Swan, Tan
ner, Taylor of Custer, Taylor of Fill
more, Thompson of Clay. Vandcrgrlft,
Weaver, Wheeler, Woodard, Wright,
M. L. Hayward Klake, Kroderick,
Chambers, Dlttmnr, Evans, Hall Hal
lcr, Harris, Hastings, Hathoru, Hib
bcrt, Nesbit, Prince, Itoush, Sandall,
Smith of Ulchardson, Wulling, Wilcox,
Young, Hellers 30.
1). K. Thompson Anderson, Kurns,
Ilarkson, Lane, Clark 5.
Allen W. Field Chittenden, Pollard,
(5. M. Lambcrtson Janscn, Scott 2.
B. if. Hiushnw Hlcsuer 1.
K. J. Halncr Tucker 1.
C. B. Adams Hicks, Mllbourn 3.
T. J. Majors Armstroug, Jlerlct ?.
J. K. Weston Jones 1.
J. L. Webster Uevcrly, Kurman,
Cox, Detwcllur, Ilouck, Myers, Olm
sted. M. K. llcosc McCarthy, Thompson
of Merrick .
V. I. Foss Mann, Grafton 3.
B. K. Valentine Fisher, Smlthber
J. II. Van Duscn Smith of Saline 1
Absent nml not voting Loomis and
At tho afternoon session Thompson
of Merrick submitted a resolution re
questing tliu printing committee to in
vestigate whether thu parties having
thu contract to print tho bills were
able to do the work withoitt'lncouven
lenciug tho vrk of thu houso. Tho
resolution tvu unanimously udoptcd.
Standard Oil and Other Interests
Said to Bo in a Bir Oro Deal,
$50,000,000 PROFITS IN 1090,
Tim lleeent Win Iu 1'rlcon sml Von I Pro
fit In the Motal llriponnlblii for tho
HmlliMtn A Copper HtouU Crure It
On In .Mlchlamt.
Nr.w Yonrt, Jan. 17.- Negotiations
looking to tho consolidation of tho
copper mining Interests of tho United
States hlive been In progress In this
city for a week.
With reputed backing no less pow
erful than that of the Standard Oil In
terests, tho American Copper Mining
company, in Its combination of six
plants, expects to revolutionize Uic
copper mining Industry of tho world,
In which tho United States already
figures as tho chief factor. Tho Kos
ton and Montana and the llutto ami
ltoston Mining companies, tho Old
Dominion Copper company of Arizona,
mid tho Arcadian. Tamarack and Osce
ola Mining companies of Michigan are
named as the component parts of thu
It Is understood that the American
compuny will reach Into Canada and
absorb important mines there, thus
making the combination into an Inter
national affair. The Calumet and
Hcckla company, tho largest producer
In tho Lake Superior rca-ion, has so
farroftued to enter the combination.
Men tjho have watched transactions
In copper mining stocks for 1803 de
clare that a small coterie of men have
added Sr.0,000.000 to their wealth
through this channel.
Tho combination springs from thu
recent upheaval In copper. Prices
liaTo soared to tho highest figures
known, In faco of unprecedented con
tumptlon. The increased employment
or electrical energy has caused an
enormous deinaud for copper. Buro
pean countries alone, last year, used
130,789,730 pounds, and when it is con
ltdercd that American miners supply
most of the foreign requirements, In
addition to homo demands, tho possi
bilities In the copper situation become
The Montana mines are the second
most Important In tho state which
heads tho ltst of copper producing
ttatrs, being exceeded In Importance
only by the Anaconda mine, owned by
Marcus Daly and J. K. Haggin. The
Arcadian, Tamarack and Oscoola prop
erties aro In tho Hancock-Houghton
copper bolt in the Northern Michigan
peninsula. Tho Arcadlnn mine has not
been worked to any great extent, al
though Its shares advanoad at mon
lion of the consolidation suhciuo from
85 to 70 points.
Tho Portage lako district where tho
Mlchlirnn mines involved are located.
'!.. I., il.-.t .
in 111 tuu iiiruus ui n copper crnzo innv
approximates tho Kufllr mania In South
Africa, lirokers from Koston, which
Is the American copper exchange, are
doing a rushing business at branch of
fices opened on tho ground, and peoplo
aro buying mining shares as fast as
stock certificates cau bo issued,
Lcwisohn Kros. of this city aro cred
ited with being tho principal factors
jln Inspiring new investments iu Amer
ican copper mines. They huve ugonts
In Loudon and Paris, and have en
couraged the export trado.
A flpottcr Sulci to Huvo Triad to (lot Monty
from Dlialinrgail Bmita Fe Conductor.
ToprkA, Kan. Jan. 17. Seventeen
conductors wcro called on tho "carpet"
iu mo Atciuson, xopeka ami Santa Fo
oflloo in Topeku Saturday. Of this
number thirteen wero dismissed be
causo of roportcd "knocklug down"
from fares thoy received on their
trains. Tho stealing was said to lmvo
boon discovered through traveling
men, who reported to tho general
offices that they had not received re
ceipts for fares thoy had paid. An
Investigation showed that thoso col
lections had never been turned in with
the conductors' reports,
Trainmen on tho cast end of the
Atchison, Topcka & Santa F railway
hclluvo that tho thirteen conductors on
tho west end who have boon lot out or
are to be let out on evidence furnished
by u spotter will bo reinstated. Thoy
liavorecolvodno assurance of this kind
from tho management; on tho con
trary, (he ofllclals aro still acting on
tho spotter's report, but tho conduc
tors have a letter written by the spot
ter In which ho offered to suppress his
report if thoy would put up $300
In Ilaaoher'a 1'nlpll.
Nkw Yonif, Ja. 17. Thera was an
actual crush before tho opening of tho
doors of Plymouth church, Kropklyn,
yestorday morning, of people deter
mined to hear Dr. Nowell Dwlght
Hlllls, formerly of Chicago, deliver his
first Sunday sermon in tho edifice.
Tho gathering in Its different phases
brought forcibly to mind tho days of
Henry Ward Keccher, and Dr. Wills'
moro urdont friends were delighted
Mora Crlm m Paaa.
IUwa, I1L, Jan. 17. Yesterday after
noon Iko Inglis shot and instantly
killed Dave Kvans, a follow aogro
miner at tho Sprlngoldo mint. Tho
troublo arose over dividing their
wages. Inglis was captured and placet)
.1 Montreal linker
17 All.crt R
Musson, toller of tho savlntrs donart-
mont of tho Merchant's bank, has been
arrested. There is a shortage in his
accounts which, it is said, will amount
to 800,000. IIU rolutives aro wealthy.
CHINESE SOLD AS SLAVES,
f.nrgv Number Rhlppail Vrom Hon
Kiit tn Tnmpten, Mex.
Vancoiivkii, K. 0., Jan. 17.A story
if alleged Chinese slavery has como to
light hero since tho arrival of tho
Eteamshlp Empress of Japan from the
Orient. Bho brought from Hong Kong
408 Chinese, of which 101 worn reported
to bo dcstlnod for Tnmpleo, Mexico, to
work on plantations.
Thoy wore under tho care of a Chi
naman named Mr. Chop, who stated
that 1,300 more aro to follow. Whllo
herding tho Chtnosn from tho dock to
n special train a statnpado ensued In
their frouzy a mumbcr rushed toward
tho edge of tho dock. Tlrty would
have fallen into tho bay had it not
been for a pollco ofllcer who stopped
tho mad rush by knocking a score of
then down. Whon thoy wero finally
rounded up It was found that olght
wore missing. Aftor soreral minor
itampodcs theChlneso wore porsuadrd
to get on the train.
Tho oauso of tho fronxy and stara
pedo was tho arrival of a Chinaman
from San Francisco who told thorn
they had been sold as slaves by Hong
Kong men and that thoy would never
go buck to China. Local Chlneso here
are helping tho men still in hiding In
every possible way, as all aro con
vinced that thoy and the rcmalndor of
the 1,300 to follow aro being sold Into
slavery. Thoy nro going to sond word
to tho Chlneso government about it.
The city pollco aro hunting down
tho missing Chinese for evading th
8.0 poll tax. Tho Canadian Pacific
olllchtls itro also hunting them becauso
they have contrnetcd to tako tho party
lafcly over their lines and aro llablo to
a heavy customs penalty for every
Clihmnmi lauded in Krltlsh Columbia
who docs not pay poll tax.
A ROSY VIEW OF THE ISLANDS
Iteport of nn Amnrlrau Who lint lUon
In thu Pur i:t for Your.
Washington, Jan. 17. Major Adolph
(r. Studcr, who was United States con
sul at Singapore for clghteon year
and Is now visiting Washington, talks
iu sCn Interesting wny about tho peo
p'c ot tho 1'hllipplno islands, with
whoso customs, character aud general
capacity ho Is fa miliar. Major Studer
Is strongly In favor of tho retention
of tho Islands by tho United States,
and believes that persons who resist
expansion stand In tho light of civili
zation and tho material advancement
of this country.
"Why should wo bo afraid to tackls
tho Philippines?" neks Major Btuder.
"Sco what littlo Holland hao dono,"
said he, In reply to his own question,
with her Insignificant colony. If w
back down we will become tho laugh
ing stock of tho whole world, tome
peoplo say tho Philippines are already
ovcrpopulatcd. That Is nonsense.
Look at little Java, with Its 13,000,000
people, aud then look nt Luzon, largei
than tho state of New York, richer in
every respect than Java, and yet sup
porting a population of less than
BOTH KILLED WITH AN AX.
A .Hid nml Woman Living Together la
Citmilen County, Mo., Found Dead.
Linh CriRKK, Jan. 17. Ocorgo W.
Anderson, nged S., and Llzzlo Wiso
bach, nged 18, who havo beon living
together for the last eighteen mouths,
wcro found murdered at their homo
threo miles east of here Friday night.
An ax was tho woapon ussd, and every
Indication was that tho murder had
been committed at least 34 hours be
fore it was discovered.
Tho body of tho woman wos lying
icross tho front door sill. Tho body
of tho man was found la a corn crib
nearby. That ho was struck un
awares was evident from tho fact that
ho still clutched a handful of shucks
which ho was putting in a sack. Tho
skull of each had been olef t by two
blows of the ax.
ThoBtippcr table showed that tha
pair had entertained a third person
at tho meal. Tho third person is sup
posed to bs tho murderer, but uo
other cluo has been found.
Anderson has a wlfo and several
grown sons and daughters living In
the neighborhood. lie was a member
of Quautroll'a band during tho war
and it is said bo was worth conslderu'
AUTONOMY FOR SANTIAGO,
Iteport From Cabn Emliiar Csoiei En
tliaiUsra Negro rrlrate la Trouble.
Santiaoo, Jan. 17. El Porriene pub
lishes nn extra giving a cable mes
bago from Dr. Joaquin Castillo, now
in Washington with General Vfood in
the Interest of the Santiago board of
trade. Dr. Castillo says thai complete
autonomy will bo granted to the prov
ince. Tho wholo city is talking of a
demonstration to cctefcrato tha pros
pect. A negro private of tho Twenty-third
Kansas broke into a store opposito the
polico headquartors and stole a dia
mond ring. Tha polloo were called
and the man v.-us shot, though not
seriously. The local press ia making
tho most of this situation, contending
that it is only another incident in the
bad history of tho negro regiment.
Dig Bam for lobbying.
Loxdoic, Jan. 17. The government
of tho Transvaal, soys the Pretoria
correspon dent of the Times, has ex
pended nearly i4,000,000 alnce 1894 in
trying to influence tho European press
and European officials to provont tha
leasing of Polagoa bay to Great Krlt
Mine Worker Derent Antl-PUrmntlon,
Pittsuduo, Pa., Jan, 17. A resolu
tion opposing tho annoxatlon of tht
Philippines was dofeatodut tho United
Mine Workers' association this after
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