The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, December 19, 1890, Image 3

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That Uody Ankcd to Delay No Longci
the Restoration of Silver to Unlim
ited U o as Money The Gold Hauls
Too Narrow for Bu lnc B
The Now U. p. General
Dorccy'a nankins Bill Animal In
dustry Urooklyii's New Count.
A Silver Addrcus.
WASHINGTON , Dec 12 The nation
al executive silver committee has
issued an address to congress. The
committee believes that the present
money stringency and the breaking
down of credit on both sides of the At
lantic is duo mainly , if not entirely , to
an attempt to conduct the world's
growing business on a narrow basis oi
gold as a single money standard , and
-again appeals to congress to delay no
longer the restoration of silver to un
limited use as money , with all the
rights of coinage and legal tender pos
sessed by gold. All attempts to relieve
the present situation by increasing the
volume of credit currency can afford
but temporary relief. With the gold
supply constantly diminishing , the
population increasing and business
rapidly expanding , a recurrence
of the present situation must come ,
forcing a periodical adjustment of
prices and business to the ever-con
tracting scale of a single gold standard.
What is needed is a broader basis of
primary money , constant and adequate
in supply. Bi-mdtallisin must bo re
established. There never has been
and is not likely to bo in the future too
much gold and silver to supply the
world's needs for money. To supply
the probable population of the United
States alone for the next century with
the same per capita wo now have will
require a production of the metals as
great as the entire production of the
American continent since its discovery
by Columbus. With the free coinage
of silver the difference between silver
bullion and silver coin must at once
disappear and end silver speculation.
If everybody can have silver metal
converted into coin free of cost at the
rate of 371J- grains to the dollar , then ,
of course , there can be no difference
between the value of the given weight
of silver in bullion or coin.
The committee believes that the fear
that free coinage would destroy the
parity of gold and silver on our ratio of
16 to 1 is not well founded. Certainly
this cannot take place and continue
permanently until enough silver has
been coined to provide us with our
full distributive share of the world's
money independently of gold. Our
share at present is § 1,500.000,000 , of
which at least $650,000,000 is gold.
Silver enougli must be coined , then ,
to give us full § l,500OdO,000 besides
gold and besides enough to take the
place of retired bank notes and supply
the requirements'of our increasing
population and growing industries.
Besides , the proposed issue of new pa
per money will tend in the same de
gree to displace gold that silver will.
Which , then is the best , metalic money ,
constant in supply , self-regulating and
that needs no redemption , or an addi
tional credit money to be sometime re
deemed in gold that becomes constantly
dearer as the demands upon it in
creased ? The. people demand their
constitutional jights to have recourse
to both gold."and silver money to be
restored to them.
Clark is Keticctit.
STI.OUIS , Mo. , Dec. 12. S. H. H.
Clark , first vice president and general
manager of the Missouri Pacific , and
the recently appointed general mana
ger of the Union Pacific , arrived home
yesterday from New York. Mr. Clark
was very reticent about the new policy
that will be pursued in the affairs of
the Union Pacific , and had little to
say. It was learned , however , that
Mr. Clark conferred with the traffic
managers of the Missouri Pacific , Iron
Mountain and Texas & Pacific. It is
inferred that the matter of traffic ar
rangements between the roads was dis
cussed at the conference. George C.
Smith , assistant to Yice President
Clark , will be appointed assistant gen
eral maaager of the Missouri Pacific.
Dnrsey'ft Hanking ; Bill.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. The house
committee on banking and currency
has adopted a resolution to request the
house to set apart for consideration
.nd disposition Chairman Dorsey's bill
to reduce to $1,000 the minimum
amount of United States bonds which
national banks shall be required to
keep on deposit and to permit the issue
-of circulating notes by national banks
to the full amount of the par value of
bonds deposited. This would , it is
said , increase the amount of money in
circulation by $18,000,000 and would
result in a freer issue of national bank
notes. When the bill comes up in the
house Chairman Dorsey will move an
amendment to provide for the issue of
greenbacks whenever the national bank
circulation falls below $185,000,000.
Merrill of Kansas was authorized to
report favorably the bill to subject na
tional bank and United States treasury
notes to state taxation.
Bureau of Animal Industry.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. The annual
i Deport of the bureau of animal indus
try * says : With the ultimate object in
view of discovering some method of
preventing disease in swine the bureau
endeavored to produce artificially a
drug which would have the same com
position and effect as bacterial pro
ducts. These researches have been in
the mam successful , and the report
claims that a substance has been pro-
duduced which not only resembles the
bacterial product of the hog cholera
germ in composition , 'but which hat
quite the same power of conferring1 im
munity from disease.
To Promote the Worthy.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. Mr. Cutch
con today introduced a bill to authorize
izo the president to prescribe a systen
of examination of enlisted men of the
army to determine their fitness foi
promotion to the grade of second lion
tenant The bill embodies suggestion :
in the annual report of Secretary Proc
tor relative to the means of preventing
the exorcise of favoritism in promo'
Brooklyn' * New Count.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. The houst
committee on census discussed inform
ally and without action the reapportionment -
tionment bill. It was decided to give
a hearing Friday to Brooklyn on a demand -
mand for a recount of that city and ii
was also. decided the question of th
accuracy of New York city and similai
questions with respect to Brooklyn and
other cities should not delay action
upon the reapportionment bill.
Cheaper Tin.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. Mr. Taylot
of Illinois has introduced in the house
an amendment to the present tariff
act , proposing to fix the duty on tin
plate at 1 cent per pound with a duty
of 45 per cent ad valorem on the man
ufactures of tin instead of the existing
rates of 2 2-10 cents per pound for
plate and 55 per cent for manufactures.
In addition the amendment proposes
to maintain on the free list tin ores
and pigs , on which the present tarifi
law imposes a duty of 4 cents per
pound after July 1 , 1893.
No More Four * .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 12. The secrts
tary of the treasury issued notice that
the 4 per cent bonds accepted today
cempleted the amount which he offered
to purchase , and bond redemptions
will , therefore , for the present bo
limited to 4Js. He will also purchase
for the Union Pacific sinking fund any
first mortgage Pacific railroad bonds
which are a prior lien to the subsidy
bonds , and pay therefor such prices as
will realize 4 4 per cent per annum on
the investment.
Industries In the "West.
NEW YORK , Dec. 10. The Sun
( democratic ) has the following in its
local columns :
"Melville D. Landon ( Eli Perkins )
having just returned from Dakota , Ne
braska and Minnesota , was asked if
there were any new industries being
established in the west on account of
the new traffic. "
"Yes , " he said , "there are three
great western industries bciag estab
lished , which will keep $50,000,000 in
this country every year.
- What are they ? "
"First the Grand Island , Neb. , beet
sugar industry is a wonderful success.
They are now turning out 300 barrels
of pure white beet-sugar a day. The
plant cost § 500,000 and was purchased
in Germany. The farmers all made
money last summer raising beets in the
Platte valley and next year millions of
acres in that valley and in the Jim
I'iver valley , Dakota , will go into the
beet sugar industry. They are put
ting up other beet sugar factories in
Lincoln and Norfolk , Neb. , Sioux City ,
la. , and in Aberdeen , Dak. I believe
the Platte and Jim river valleys will
supply all the white sugar the country
will want in less than five years. Ger
many is making her own sugar and the
percentage of sugar in her beets is 5 :
per cent less than in Nebraska beets. '
A New Immigration Laiv.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 11. The repre-
tentatives composing the house con
tingent of the joint congressional com
mittee on immigration has agreed upon
a bill to regulate immigration. Chair
man Owen will report the bill as soon
as possible. In explanation of the
general features of the measure Owen
today said :
"It is anew contract labor law. The
old law is so wretchedly inefficient that
according to-the testimony of the labor
inspectors themselves 25 per cent of
the immigration now coming to the
country is in violation of the contract
labor law. The statute was framed to
meet the condition of things that ex
isted at the time the law was passed.
The employers have now changed their
methods and the law is unable to reach
them. It is practically useless , so we
have framed a now law. We have also
very much enlarged the inhibited class
of immigrants. " The bill is substan
tially that introduced a week ago by
Owen and heretofore published. Po
lygamous persons are added to the list
of classes defined in Owen's bill as not
entitled to bo admitted into the United
States. The tax upon aliens , which in
Owen's bill was fixed at 50 cents , was
increased by the committee to $1.
To Improve the Service.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 11. Senator
Hawley has introduced a bill to define
the line of army and increase the effi
ciency. The bill provides for the same
number of regiments of infantry , cav
alry and engineers as at present , but
increases the artillery by two regi
ments. Each regiment ot infantry ,
cavalry and artillery have one colonel ,
one lieutenant colonel , three majors
and the usual number of junior offi
cers with twelve companies. The num
ber of enlisted men of all grades must
not exceed 30,000 , 5,000 of whom may
be Indians , in the discretion of the
president. The regiments of artillery
are to be officered by the promotion ,
assignment and transfer of officers now
in that branch , and any vacancies re
maining thereafter in the grade of second
end lieutenant may ba filled by the
transfer from other arms of the serv
Sorshum Susar.
WASHINGTON , Doc. 16. The annual
report of the chief of the chemical di
vision of the agricultural department
contains an account of the process re"-
cently perfected at the department as
a result of the experiments in the
chemical labratory with reference to
the manufacture of sorghum sugar.
The report of the chemist recites some
of the various difficulties hitherto found
in the economic manufacture of sugar
from sorghum and indicates that a so
lution of the question will bo found in
some process which would separate as
nearly as possible gummy amorphous
bodies from juice without prcipitating
the sugar. The known property of
alcohol to produce precipitation in
juice was made use of in a further study
of this problem. Not only has the re
moval of the gums been effected by the
process evolved during these experi
ments , but it has been shown that this
can be effected at a cost comparatively
trifling by a comparison of the results
obtained. The article used in produc
ing precipitation can be almost wholly
recovered by subsequent distillation.
Another feature is that the gummy
substance separated by the process is
itself fermentable and yield's almost
half its weight in alcohol. In order
that the new method may become pos
sible the report suggests the necessity
for a modification of the revenue laws
so as to allow the preparation of alco
hol used in the process to be carried
on without tax , to be made under bond
by the manufacturer that it is to be
used only for this purpose.
The chemist claims substantially an
increase in the yield of sugar per thou
sand gallons of juice of from an aver
age of about 10,000 pounds to an av
erage of 21 , 000 at an increase of cost
in production of $84 for alcohol , which
enters into the new process.
> About Public .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 15 There are
probably twenty places in the United
States where public buildings have been
authorized , and where work has been
suspended because bills are now pend
ing providing for additional sums of
money to carry on the building opera
tions. If the supervising architect un
dertakes to make plans for any of these
buildings he is certain to be besieged
by anxious members and senators who
want operations suspended entirely un
til they can have an opportunity to get
their4 > ills through , and very naturally I '
the supervising architect has complied
with these requests in every instance i
He vras asked to-day what he proposed '
to do at the end of the present congress
if these bills are not passed. He re
plied :
"We have waited now in some cases
for nearly two years upon the action
of congress , and I propose after March
4 to go on with the buildings which
have been authorized whether more' '
money is forthcoming or not. I have
explained the condition of each appro
priation for each building in my an
nual report , and have notified congress
that I shall regard the failure of that
body to pass a bill extending the limit
of the cost as an order in each case to
go on with what has already been pro
vided. In some cases it would per
haps be better to wait still longer , but
it is utterly impossible to tell what another - '
other congress might do , and unless '
we begin work the delays may extend
over a period of many years.
Burned to Death While Playing Santa I
Clans. I
AKKON , O. , Dec. 15. A terrible ac
cident occurred in this city during the
celebration of a.birthday by nine young
lady students of Buchlet college/ The
girls were dressed as Santa Claus , their
dresses and heads being covered by
cotton batting. One girl danced too
near a gas jet and the cotton took fire.
In an instant she was enveloped in
flames and the clothing of the other
girls was soon on fire. Three of them
were perhaps fatally burned. They
are May Stevens of Clifton Springs ,
N. Y.Lulu ; Steigmeyer of Attica , O. ,
ancr May Baker of Fort Plains , N. Y.
The two first named will surely die ,
while the recovery of the last is doubt
Addie Buchtel of Columbia , Kas.-
Diana Haynes of Abilene , Kas. ; Aurelia
\ \ eirck of Storm Lake , Pa. , and Myrtle
Baker of Peru , La. , were also seriously
burned. Miss Dora Merrill and Miss
hstelle Munson , teachers , received bad
burns while trying to extinguish the
flumes on the dresses of the students.
lEus ia' * Treatment of the' Jews.
ST. PETEKSBURG , Dec. 15. Novoe
Vremya protests against English or
other foreign interference in regard to
the treatment of Jews in Eussia , and
says : "The meeting in London will not
advance the cause of the Jews one step.
At the bottom of the movement is the
fear of the English of the invasion of
their country by the Jews , who might
deprive the of their
poor bread and en
ter into competition with the rich as
well. It was not religious intolerance
that prompts measures relative to the
Jews in Russia , where their synao-on-ues
stand proudly by the side of Christian
churches ; it is the absolute necessity
for saving the rural populace from be
ing drained of their resources by the
Jews who have already ruined the
peasants in Galicia , Eoumania and
Pommerania. Eussia will save the
Jews themselves from popular retribu
tion. She does not assume false liber
alism , but acts openly in protecting the
prosperity of the nation. If the whole
of Europe should attempt to force a
distasteful policy upon Eussia she is in
a position to successfully defend her
independence. "
_ . f NEWS NOTES. _
Chas. Miller , the boy who murdered
Eoss Fishback and Waldo Emmerson
of St. Joseph , Mo. , at Cheyenne , Wy. ,
was found , guilty of murder in the first
jy coyaztEss.
ho Annual Report of the Intcr-Stat
Commerce Coniniltmioii A Numbc :
ol * Amendment * liecommended-
Tlcket Brokerage , or Scalping , Uii
sparingly Condemned Annual lie
port or the DIarltlmo Canal Compaii ]
of Nicaragua The Boy murderer 01
Tarll at Cheyenne. Wyoming.
Mr. DunncII's Rill.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. Mr. Dun
nell , chairman of the house committei
on the eleventh census , introduced ii
the house a bill making an apportion
nient of representatives in congress
It provides , March 3 , 1893 , that tin
house be composed of 400 members
Alabama gains one in congress , Arkan
sas two , California one , Colorado o'ne ,
Georgia one , Illinois two , Kansas one ,
Massachusetts one , Michigan one , Min
nesota two , Missouri one , Nebraskr
three , New Jersey one , Oregon one ,
Pennslvania two , Tennessee two ,
Texas two , Washington one , Wiscon
sin one. Eepresentation from othei
states remains unchanged.-
The bill was nearly like one * recently
introduced by Frank of Missouri. Mr.
Dimnell's bill , it is understood , has
been agreed to by the republican mem
bers of the census committee. Among
other similar to the Frank bill
the provision that members shall be
elected by districts composed of con
tiguous territory and containing as
nearly as practicable an equal number
of inhabitants.
The Interstate Commission.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 10. The annua'
report of the interstate commerce com
mission recommends a number 01
amendments. First is that there be
a'dded to section 3 a provision that the
facilities to bo offered by the commor
carrier shall include due and reasona
ble receiving , forwarding and delivery
by every such carrier at the requesl
of another common carrier of througl
traffic at through Crates. Second , ar
amendment to section 10 , removing
the ambiguities in the language and
making the criminal remedies clearly
applicable to the corporation , when a
common carrier , as well as its officers
and agents A further amendment is
also indispensable , the commission
says , providing for the serving of crim
inal process on corporations and bring
ing them under the jurisdiction of the
courts. The commission also recom
mends a change in section 20 , so as to
enable it to obtain reports from com
mon carriers when desired ? and to call
for reports from companies owning 01
conducting terminal facilities or roll
ing stock , etc. The recommendations
made in previous reports are renewed.
The commission says the difficulty
of obtaining direct evidence from the
parties who , by means of participation
in illegal acts have knowledge of the
particulars of the transactions , ij in
variably very great , and suggests an
amendment to meet this defect.
Ticket brokerage , or scalping , is un
sparingly condemned ; its injurious con
sequences to the carriers and their pat
rons are pointed out , as well as its
demoralizing effect upon the public
generally. The payment of commis
sions to secure traffic is condemned as
tending to demoralization of rates , un
just discrimination , unreasonably high
charges , the depletion of railway revenues -
enues and "an illegitimate waste of
money from which no permanently
good results can possibly accrue/ ' The
constant tendency toward consolida
tion of different roads is noticed , antl
"the commission is aware of no exist
ing forces , legal or otherwise , that are
at all likely to bring it under control- "
Amendments to the act are recom
mended providing for the establish
ment of through routes and through
rates over connecting railway lines ,
strengthening the penal provisions of
the act authorizing the commission to
call for more frequent financial and
other statistics from the railroads , and
in other particulars looking to the im
provement of the law and its more
effective administration.
The Nicaragua Canal.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. The annual
report of the Maratime canal company
of Nicaragua , covering the year ended
December 1. 1890 , sUows that during
that time the work has been prosecuted
with energy , and that great progress
has been made. The final plans and
detailed surveys have been completed
and verified , parts of the San Jnanillo
Deseado , San Francisco and other nav
igable streams have been cleared of
snags and other obstructions , and sev
eral miles of the route of the canal
have been grubbed and made ready for
dredging. About one hundred thou
sand cubic yards of the canal are al
ready excavated and several miles of
the aqueduct to supply fresh mountain
water to the compariy's headquarters
have been completed. Ten miles of
the railroad now under construction
from the Atlantic port to the divide
are practically completed. Very satis
factory progress has been made on the
breakwater to protect the Atlantic har
bor from shifting sands. During the
year the company purchased a dredg
ing plant at Panama and the greater
part of it has been transferred to Grey-
town. Great improvement in the hos
pital service was made during the year.
The very important work of dredging
of San-Juan-del-Norte is
the harbor - - -
being energetically prosecuted. The
health of the employes is very good ,
and there were no deaths from fever in
the past three months. Since the or
ganization of the company 10,145
shares of the capital stock have been
subscribed for , aggregating § 1,014,500 ,
of which fl , 104,050 are paid in. Since
its organization the company has ex
pended for work and material $772,263
in cash , and $2,000,000 of full paid
capital stock , and is obligated for
$4,298,000 of its first mortgage bonds.
The liabilities of the company consist
of amounts still d.uo under concessions
granted it. $4,293,000 bonds above
mentioned and cash liabilities not ex
ceeding $50,000.
Cheyenne' * Boy Murderer.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , Dec. 11. The
trial of Charles Miller , thelG-year-old
boy charged with murdering two St.
Joseph boys Eoss Fishbaugh and W.
C. Emmerson in September last , was
commenced in the district court hero
yesterday. Evidence showing the
three to have been in company the last
time Emmerson and Fishbaugh were
seen alive was introduced. Miller's
confession , said to have been made tea
a newspaper man at Manhattan , Kas. ,
will be introduced tomorrow. Miller
takes a lively interest in the proceedings
ings- but betrays no emotion. His
features and general appearance are
idiotic , but he is nn intelligent talker
and has some education.
Cure for Iow J'rlcc .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 11. Statistical
returns for the department of agricul
ture for December give the average
farm prices of agricultural products
from estimates made by both the gov
ernment and state agents. The pres
ent corn crop is worth more than the
labt and the farmers will receive more
for it. Unfortunately the districts of
failure do not realize their portion of
advance in average value. The average -
ago price by present returns is 50.1
cents per bushel , against 28.8 for 1889 ,
an increase of.77 per cent. It is the
highest December price of the decade ,
except in 1881 , when the average rose
to Go.6 cents , that being the only year
in which the final average of condi
tion was worse than of the present
season. The present average shows
small crops are a sure cure for low
prices. The prices in seven corn sur
plus states are : Ohio , 51 cents ; In
diana , 47 ; Illinois , 43 ; Iowa , 41 ; Mis
souri. 44 ; Kansas , 51 ; Nebraska , 48.
The average farm value of the wheat
crop is estimated at 84 cents per bushel
against C9.8 for 1889. The value of
wheat is effected by the harvests of
other countries and therefore prices
are not entirely governed by the size
of the home grown crop.
The price of oats responded sharply
to the pressure of the small crop and
increased demand because of the short
corn crop. The average is 42.2 cents ,
against 23 cents last year. It is the
highest reported since 1881. Eye , like
oats , at 62.9 cents , is higher than since
1881 , and the same is true of barley at
64.8. The deficiency in the potato crop
has caused an advance in value in all
sections of the country. The average
is 77.7 cents , an increase of more than
90 per cent over prices of the past two
years. The returns show slightly
higher prices for tobacco than have
prevailed since 1887. Hay alone of all
farm products records a decline from
last year. The present price is $7.74
per ton , and the falling off is due to
the increased product.
Union Pacilic Floating Debt.
BOSTON , Ma = s. , Dec 10. Director
Ames of the Union Pacific , in an in
terview today , said :
"I believe the October earnings are
the worst the Union Pacific will show
for many months. They tell us from
Omaha November should show im
provement and I feel sure that Decem
ber will continue the improvement ,
but I have been so much disappointed
in monthly returns that I do not like
to prophesy. The trustees have can
celled during this year 7,376,000 of
bonds , reducing the annual fixed
charges by nearly . * 600.000 , but only-
half of this reduction will show in this
year's report. This leaves outstand
ing only $6,636,000 of the 8 percent
bonds , and at maturity , in September ,
1893 , the company will cancel the en
tire issue , and when all the land notes
are paid there will be a balance from
land assets to be converted into the
Union Pacific treasury. Trustees of
this land money have now $1.000,000
in hand for in vestment in bonus. Be
sides this the trustees of the Kansas
Pacific consolidated mortgage have an
other $1,000,000 on hand.
"The Union Paciffc has not had to
pay above 6 per cent upon its floating
debt and much of it runs at a less rate.
A small part only is on call and this at
our banks. None of it has been held
by Mr. Gould. Very few of our loans
mature this month. We have not been
pressed for money , nor are we likely
to be. Our borrowings do not mature
until well into next year. All our loans
are covered with an abundance of col-
latteral and we still have ample collat-
teral left in oar vaults. "
Again t the Piukcrtoiis.
DETKOIT , Mich. , Dec. 11. At to
day's meeting of the federation of la
bor a resolution instructing the incom
ing executive council to take action to
prevent the prostitution of 'the police
power of the states by firms employ
ing labor for intimidating men on a
strike and the employment of armed
men for the same purpose , was re
ported favorably , but referred back to
the committee for amendments. A
resolution pledging the membersi of
the convention to support the socialist *
labor party in its efforts to secure leg
islation to promote the labor move
ment was reported adversely and laid
on the table.
F. K. Foster moved the appointment
of aspecial committee to consider the
eight-hour question. The motion was
unanimously adopted. Lucien Daniel ,
the socialAt who was refused admittance -
tance to the convention will call a
mass meeting on Friday evening under
instructions from and in the name of
the Central Labor federation of NeT
Y1 } Ii 5o oxjlsun fully liis position.
xi\v >
A dynamite trust has been formed.
Fire caused $300,000 damage in San
Destitution is reported among set
tlers in Oklahoma.
The total area sown to winter wheat
in Illinois s 1,850,000 acres.
Soldiers are driving out 1,000 boom
ers now in the Cherok.eo s\rip.
An unknown man was lynched by
"moonshiners" near Augusta Ga.
South Dakota farmers are deter
mined to suppress usury in that state *
Ecpresentativo Owen of Indiana IB
confident that Harrison will bo renoml-
Hon. Joel Holt , of Beloit , Kas. , is
the latest aspirant for Senator Ingalls'
The anti-Parnollitqs have issued
their promised manifesto to the 'Irish
The revenue from sugar will proba
bly bo raised 10,000,000 marks by the
Washington McLean , formerly pro
prietor of the Cincinnati Inquirer , died
in Washington.
A meeting of influential citizens was
hold in London in the interest of the
Jews of Eussia.
Sisters of Charity have decided to
leave Paris for London on account of
increased taxes.
At Italy , Tex. , a big bird caught up
and carried him milo
a 4-year-old boy a
without hurting him.
Lieut.-Gov. Fletcher of South Da
kota says there is destitution in seven
co'unties of that state.
President Palmer of the world's fair
warns congress not to attempt any em
barrassing legislation.
The interstate commerce commis
sioners recommend several important
amendments to the law.
South Dakota legislators are talking
of abolishing several state offices in
the interest of economy.
The county alliances of Kansas are
quietly voting in their lodge rooms on
the sensational question.
The Galveston Cotton Exchange re
port estimates the yield of cotton in
Texas at 1,818,000 bales.
It is said on excellept authority that
Quay has a substitute drafted which ho
will offer for the Lodge bill.
An 8-year-old boy at Mountain
Grove , Mo. , shot his little sister dead
and fatally wounded the baby.
August Belmont's will divides his
property among relatives and friends.
There is no bequest to charity.
Eoberts , Cushman & Co. , hatters ot
New York , have assigned. They are
rated from $750,000 to$1,000,000.
The story of a shortage in the state
treasury of Arkansas is denied by Gov.
Eagle and the treasurer's bondmen.
The house voted down the senate
resolution to remove Gen. Grant's re
mains to Arlington from New York.
T. S. Thompson of Mason City , la. ,
a wealthy stock dealer , has been killed
n a railway wreck at Kingman , Ariz.
The trial trip of the air-ship manu
factured by the Mount Carmel (111. )
company will take place in three
The total population of the country ,
including Indians , etc. , will reach 63.-
000,000. The population of Alaska
Special Agent Petroff estimated at
President Palmer has appointed
eight members of the World's Fair
Board of Control on behalf of the com
Denver has a small pox scare on ac
count of the arrival of a carload of
people who had been exposed to the
The Federation of Labor , in session
S.t Detroit , refused a seat to a repre
sentative of the socialistic party of
New York.
The Lucas Land company of Col
orado has asked the Cherokees if they
will consider a bid of ? 30,000,000 for
the outlet.
A call has been issued by the Kansas
Farmers' Alliance for a convention to
meet at Topcka to consider the senatorial
rial situation.
B. Simpson , the notorious criminal
confined in the Iowa penitentiary , by
feigning sickness almost : succeeded in
receiving a pardon.
Businessmen of Grand Forks , N. D. ,
resent the idea of outside help for des
titute citizens of that state , saying they
can take care of them.
Eumors of collossal financial frauds
in the Argentine Eepublic are causing
dissatisfaction with the present gov
ernment among the people.
Mrs. Dacey , a plucky Wichita woman ,
made a professional gambler refund , at
the pistol's mouth , $500 , out of which
he had fleeced her husband.
Further advances in freight rates be
tween Chicago and St. Paul are an
nounced , and on grain and flour be
tween St. Paul and St. Louis.
George Boone , colored , of Eoche- .
port. Mo. , celebrated his one hundred
and second birth day. Descendants
to the number of 128 were present.
Just as Miss Nellie Hopkins of Pots-
dara , O. , was being married her pros
pective husband was denounced as an
adventurer and bigamist. He fled and
she fainted.
The bishops' manifesto condemning
Parnell was read in all the Catholic
churches of Ireland. The demonstra
tions held were almost unanimously''in
favor of Parnell.
J. Leslie Thompson , a South Da
kota democrat has had an interview
with ex-President Cleveland. He saya
that Mr. Cleveland assured him ho
would be a candidate in 1892 .
Subscriptions to the fund being
raised for the purpose of establishing
n Dublin a new daily paper devoted
to the interests of the anti-Parnelite
section of the nationalist party have '
already reached many " \ousands of
poun < ! s.