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VOLTHIE XXI-XUMBEK 37.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 31, 1890.
WHOLE NUMBER 10
THE OLD SELLABLE
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BUYS GOOD NOTES
aaa Haha Its easterners waan taey Need Hal
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
tRANSES GEBHA3D. Prefuient.
O. W. EXHjST. Vlca-Presideat.
JQE"N" sTACTFZH. Cashier.
fgUi A. aZZD. ft. 5. ESX3T.
Authorized Capital of 500.000
Paid in Capital - 90,000
C E. SEZLDOX. Prest.
E.P E. OELSICE. Vice Pt
C. A. NEWMAN. Cashier.
BANIEI. 3CE3AM, Asst Cash,
C. E. Skaldon. J P Backer.
Barman P. E. Oocirich, Cari Ri-nke.
Josa Walch. W A. McAllister,
w. itaaayWurdeeaa, n. 1L Wiaalow,
ftacraa W Galley, S. C. Gr-r.
Frame Borer. Arnold F. H. Oehlrica.
Et ary Loek Gerhard Loeke
luik of deposit; interest allowed ca time
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and Europe, asd bar and aell available escarities.
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FRESH NEWS OF THE DAY.
Information Gleaned From All
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DO'S WEEKLY RE VIE W
HOLIDAY TRADE SHOWS GEN
At 3fo Time Has Labor Been So Fully
Empleyad as at taa End of lJJtK) Pros
pect Tarooghoat the Entire Siortirwesr
Set York. Bee. 27. R. G. Dun A
-- " weekly report says: Busines has
progressed as well as could be expHrt-d
In a week brokpn by the Chrbtmas holi
days and a sreat snow storm. The holi
day trade was remarkably heavy nen
and at neariy all other points good, which
is b no means evidence that the tight
ness of the money market springs from
any general embarrassment of business
or industry. The volume of pavments
through the banks continues larser.
though but about Z per cent,
larger than a year aso. Railroad
earnings thus far reported for December
show a irain of about 4 per cent, over
those of the ame weeks last year. For
eign traae is very heavy, in pit of
causes which were exDcted to insure a
material decrease. The uncertainty in
rejrard to monetary legislation and its
possible effects is stil! a zreat obstai-le.
but ven this ha a le? disturbing inilu
ence .han it had a week or two aso. as
the prospect o unwise action m more
remote. The mon-y market? have gen
erally grown "anr during the pa?t
week, not only m tue ast. but at some
of tne western and southern centres.
Reports from other cities aiscIoe no
important change in the condition of
trade. Whoie-aie buiness naturally
slackens and is quiet at this point in the
year and the indisposition to act i.- rather
increased by the tardiness of collections.
At Boston prospects are considered bet
ter for the trade in woolen and cotton
goods. The cond.tions at other eastern
cities have ben not essentially diS'erent.
thouzh at Pittsburg B.-ssemer iron hx
soid at S16.-'j. the lowest price for the
year, and all pig irun :- at bottom prices.
Manufactured iron is in fail demand
and rails uni-hanz-d. The dint
srlaes trade is quite aet.v-. with
fewer hands idle than for months
past, and the window glas trade is
fair. At points further west expectation
cf improvement after Jan. 1 is general.
thoush the trade is quiet in wholesale
lines, bm fully up
io la-: year";
Kansas City the trade is quite good, bat
cattle and hog receipts are lizht. At
Lincoln. X-'b.. busine- excetnis that of
last year, though fears of state lenisla
tlon against lenders tends to increase the
prevailing -tringu-v At Denver the
demand for money is lighter and the
supply eqiia. to legitimate needs. At
Salt Lake th- money market is extremely
close and the outloon unsatisfactory. At
other point.- in the northwest the mone
tary situation Pimj ratner better.
Reports from the south also indicate
some imDrovement. Manufacturers at
Louisville ar- fully employed, thouzh
monev is very eiose. Trade at Atlanta
Improves. Cotton is moving more saUs
f actorily and at Galveston receipts ex
ceed those of last year. New Orleans
reports a fair trade, iarzer receipts of
cotton, the crop being there estimated at
7.700.000 baies. and good receipts of
sugar and moiasses with steady prices.
Throuzhout the sutn the fii-tmous
prices maintained last summer and fal
for cotton ave caused some embarrass
ment, beinz followed by the mevitanle
decline as the masnitude of the crops
became known, but more than j.OOO.OOo
have already passed out of the hands of
producers, mainly at fair prices. It b
especially encourasmz. that, thus far.
there has been so little embar
rassment and so few failures
among the important manufacturmz
works recently established in that sec
tion. While the situation of the iron
and steel industry shows no improve
ment, the fact that the ciosinz weeks of
the year are passing without any serious
setback gives encourazement. There is
anxiety a to the demand which may ap
pear with the new year, smce it is gen
erally perceived tnat many works must
remain idle for a time unless thre is a
decided increase m consumption. For
most finished products tne consumption
Is even now so zreat that m any previous
year it would have been considered emi
nently satisfactory. The exception is
the steel rail business, in which a crisis
and destructive competition seems immi
nent, a provisional agreement made dur
inz the past week m this city havinz
been defeated bv the ref asal of an east
ern mill to sizn.
The woolen manufacturers are clearly
enjoyinz a iarzer demand for most prod
ucts sim'e the importations were checked,
but as yet no considerable improvement
in pr.ce has been found practical. The
readjustment of prices in the boot and
shoe and leather industries seems to b
progressinz fairly, with less prospect of
any serious embarrassment.
On the whole labor has never been
more fully employed than in the latter
part of Is&O.
The monetary sltuaaon grows more
satisfactory, because treasury disburse
ments continue and arrivals of gold have
z;ven aid and the enormous excess of
merchandise exports over imports
is fell. In three weeks of December ex
ports from New York have been 7
per cent, zreater than last year, which
would indicate heavier exports than in
any previous months, whiie the increase
m exports has been but 2 per cent.
These facts point to an excess of ex
ports as large as the 537.0;0.G00 of last
December, and m November the excess
of exports over imports was more than
There has not been much activity
in pecnlation this week, though corn
has fallen from 2" and oats
1c and cotton 3-l3c Wheat is -.
The stock market
lft to th
professionals, who hae chosen to du
but little until the new year ha,s ijezun.
It is by all classes believed that the mon
etary pressure will cease after Jan. 1
for a time and if no disturbing legisla
tion comes trade may be expected to re
vive with vigor.
It is a good symptom that msteac of
Increasing toward the end of the year,
failures have become less important and
less frequent. The busines- failures oc
currinz throuzhout the country during
the last seven davs number 333. a com
pared with a totni of 404 last week. For
the corresponding week for last year
the agnres were 2;s.
Fcarfni of Tat Ir Fare.
Ckestox. S. D.. Dec 27. The Indians
are still carrying on depredations and
are growing much Dolder. A half-breed
came into camp on the Cheyenne river
n& was interviewed about the hostile
in the bad lands. He says he left Pine
fljVjyo agency a few days before with 13C
frieadlifis who went to induce the hos
tiles to return from the bad lands.
There are : thfi least calculation 300 to
600 warriors anions the hostiles. all well
armed, and ali declaring they would
fight. He maintains great fears as to
the 150 friendlie. as he is almomt sure
-the majority of them will be killed. He
cays the hostiles have an immense stock
of provisions, and that their stronghold J
j Alport iprefnable.
nebkaskX school funds.
One of t tie Lirgeat Kmi-ansnal Aapr
tionsurn Erpr Uao. w
One of the largest semi-annual appor
tionments of school funds ever niaJe In
the tate has just been made by the' state
superintendent of public instruction.
The fnnd was derived from the follow
laleret on Tnited States bonds
Intent on -tare bonds
Interest on county bonds.
Lntorest on unpaid principal
-chool lands 9.5s4.
Lease -aool lands juZ33.
Total 505.004 97
There are shown to be 332.243 chil
dren of school age in the s'cte. The
rate of apportionment is 91 4-." otnts per
pupil, as follows:
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Whilrr ntjrslni; WIi "ar Bancroft a
TUiclc Vln ! Fuunii.
Eaxchoft. Neb.. Dec. 24. Mr. Mai'k.
of the ftrm of Cates t Mack, of this
place, discovered a vein of coal near the
Winnebago agency a few days azo while
dizginz a well. Whil digzmg a well for
the agency a few days ago the drill
struck a hard substance about nfty feet
beiow the surface. After trying to pen
etrate the obstruction for some time, the
drill was drawn out and several pieces of
coal were found as larze as a man's
thumb. This vein was found to
be about eizhteen inches thick.
The drillinz was continued. After
passing throuzh a layer of sand and
gravel the drill struck another stratum
of coal which required more then a day
for the drill to pass through. Mr. Mack
has maJe a careful examination as to
the thickness of the last vein, and says
it is between four and live feet thick,
several large pieces were taken out of
the lower vein and the specimens show
the quality to be good. Mr. Mack is
confident that plenty of coal can De
found in that vicinity. A shaft will be
sunk in a few days to ascertain more
about the two veins. Several well diz
zers. within the Dast few years, have
found coal formations In the neighbor
hood of Mr. Mack's rind, but none have
ever found the lower vein before. The
-tate otferi 4,000 to anyone who shall
nnd a vela of coal twenty-six inches
An Omaha Tb-f Killed.
Omaha. Dec. 24. Georze Cleveland
was fatally shot last night bv Special
Officer Albrech. Cleveland was a mem
ber of a zang ot thieves that has huts
alonz either side of the river and sub
sists by stealinz In Council BlurTs and
Omaha. With four others he stole a big
bunch of copper wire from the Thomson
Houston electric lizht works at the foot
jf Jones street. Patrolman Stiles un
dertook to arrest them and Cleveland
and a companion jumped into a boat and
started to row. Albrech. who was with
Stiles, nred. fatally wounding Cleveland.
The others were arrested.
Two ETTTPREB AST) TE5" THOCSAXB
sheep are beinz fed in Dodge eounty.
Scga3 beets from Crawford, on anal
ysis, showed from 12 to 15 per cent, of
The Lincoln Journal says, on the au
thority of Deputy State Auditor Allen.
that tne 31ilwaukee Mutual Fire Insur
ance company.th'1 Mutual Guarantee Fire
Insurance company of Clinton. la., the '
Anchor Fre Insurance company of Cres
ton. la., and the Northern Mutual Fire
Insurance company of Sioux City, all of
which have risks in Nebraska, have not
complied with the laws of the state.
Tyo Niobrara hunters recently shot a
gold-headed eahi which measured 6 feet
from tip to tip.
Phexp county gave 1.560 votes for '
the independent ticket out of 2.560. the
total vote cast.
Three brothers named Lilly, of
Hoimesville. have been arrested for
causing the derailment of a Union Pa- .
cine train near that place Sundav morn
ing. The train was thrown from the
track by a track jack placed on the raiL ,
One of the victims of the wreck. Bridge
Inspector Mercer, is dead.
G- B. Fraxktoetee. at one time as- ,
sistant professor of chemistrv in the Ne
braska state university., now in Berlin. I
writes in reply to an Inqniry from Lin- '
coin: '-I do not hesitate to say that I
believe Dr. Koch has made the greatest
discovery of the age. As to whether it
will care seems now settled beyond a
MILLIONS TO BE SAVED
BY THE FORMATION OF THE
Metal Both ta
Fniwir Saeh Bust-.
Cooraatratad aad 3aaay Men
Tarawa Oat mt Kanalnymaat.
Chicago, Dec 27. The Tinu'x-
Springfield, O., special says: The form
ation of the American harvester trust
will throw thousands of agtpts, travel
ing men and middle men out of employ
ment. The amount which the trust will
saTe per year by the change from old
competitive methods, when each concern
employed its own traveling men and
salesmen, is conservatively estimated at
10.000.000. A traveling man with one
of the big firms sums up the situation as
"There are over twenty concerns in the
Cnited States enzaged in the making of
binders on a large scale, the larzest of
these being the McCormick and Deering
companies of Chicago, the Warder,
Bnshnell t Glessner company aad th
Whitley Reaper company of Springfield.
O., and" the Walter A. Wood compan.
of Hoosac Falls. . J. Each of
these establishments employs from 2.500
to 3.000 men. and turns out annually
over 160,000 machines. Then comes tha
Buckeye Reaper company, of Akron,
with an annual output of 10,000 to 12,
300 binders. The D. M. Osborne com
pany, of Auburn, N. Y.. and the Piano
ill., company turn out about the same
number. The strife for business among
these giants has become so great that it
looked as if a part or all had to quit bus
mess. The consolidation of these twenty
nig concerns will work temporary loss to
thousands of men. Not only will travel
ng salesmen, zeneral state agents, ad
justers, collectors, etc, be discharged,
Sut the closing up of the smaller facto
ries and giving the work to the Iarzer
3nes will throw many out of work, and
in a few cases almost rain the towns
where the factories will be closed.
Still it is claimed there will be a
tremendous saving In the dispensinz
with all road men. There are over
7,000 now m the employ of all the con
cerns: but as most of them will have to
iooi for other places after Jan. 1. glsUl.
the new binder company will aiik a
saving for the first year of milhonsJ'The
salarv of the road men is from .3W to
52,500 a year, with traveling expehses.
livery oilis. etc.. with an average oftS00
for each. A conservative estimate of
the averaze of travelers" salaries and
their expenses is 52,000 per annum for
each man. or a saving of 7,000 men of
the enormous sum of S14.000.000. Add
to this the savinz in all the expenses of
running each concern separate, such as
superintendence, taxes, insurance, book
keeping and office help, advertising and
losses by bad accounts, and it will add a
few more millions to the profits of the
But the saving does not end here.
Year after year the diTlerent concerns
furnish thousands of dollars .wdrth of
repairs, frequently for binders three or
four years old. and generally free. Un
scrupulous retail agents would demand
more repairs from the manufacturers
than needed, and in many cases agents
at the end of the year would have S1G0
worth of repairs on hand that had cost
nothing. Now repairs will be free no
longer, but a fair price will have to be
"One important question comes up.
and that is. where are all the binders to
be made in the future and at what price
will they be soid?' It Is believed that
the first five big concerns mentioned
above will do the work, whiie the fac
tories at Pouzhkeepsie. Auburn and
Eatavia. N. Y.. Akron. O., Milwau
kee and Janesville. Wis., Piano. 111.,
and others will be closed to the binder
business. It is claimed a price below
any in the past will be established, ami
that the binder will be sold to responsi
Dle parties the same as merchandise is
sold: short time and prompt pay at ma
turity." There is no doubt that the above fig
ures are a great deal exaggerated, but
no one denies that the saving in middle
men will amount to millions of dollars
per annum. Gen. Bushnell. one of the
directors of the company, was seen last
night. He refused to be interviewed,
saying that the new company would soon
be in running order, and that the public
would oon know all that was necessary
to be known about its affairs, fe said
that the formation of the company would
prove a direct advantage to th larmer.
as it is not intended to advance the price
of reaping machinery. Whit is saved in
the employment of middlemen will b to
the gain of the farmer, altnouzh It I
hard to make them believe so.
Another travehnz man who was in
terviewed said: "I think that the fact
that the most important and basic pat
ents in harvesting machinery will run
out in a few years, and the fact that a
good many have already run out had a
good deal to do with the formation of
the trust. Every Important concern
making harvesting machinery In the
Cnited States has joined the trust, and
there is enough money behind it to make
it an absolute monopoly for many years
to come. No concern with ordinary cap
ital can by any possibility cope with it.
and smaller works will be bouzht and
THE EASTERN STORM.
Travel Ureatlv Interfered With on Account
of the Becent Heavy Snow-storm,
Caxajoearie. X. Y., Dec 27. Trains
through the Mohawk valley are moving
at an average of one hour late. The
country roads are blockaded and back
town stages will he unable to reach tne
ScsqcEHASrsA. Pa.. Dec 27. Owing
to the great fall of snow the Jefferson
division of the Erit railroad and the
Pennsylvania division of the Delaware i
Hudson road have been blocked since
Friday morning. On the Erie main line
trains are running several hours late.
Pittsburg, Dec 27. Passenger trains
on all roads are few and far between.
Travel is being very lizht. though they
are making fair time with double en
gines. No effort is being made on any
road to move freight, all engines being
busily engaged in passenger traffic
New Yors, Dec 27. The incoming
mails are delayed by snow. The western
mail via the New York Central is over
three hours behind time. All other mails
are from two to three'hours late.
Bosros', Dec 27. Owing to the snow
the western trains have not been heard
from and their location is unknown here.
Cqsgqbd, N. H.. Dec 27. snow has
ceased falling and trains are running
from five to seven hours behind time
Tfca BaOroad Sltoatioa la Scotland.
Glasgow. Dec 27. There is a slight
change for the better In the railroad
strike- The number, regularity and
punctuality of the passeeger trains is in
creasing, and with this improvement the
hopes of success for the strikers get
smaller and smaller.
CnrcnrxATi. Dec 27. Louis Schwing.
worn out by watching at the bed of his
daughter,, ill with diphtheria. gay her
by mistake a dose of carbolic acid. The
child died in two hours aad the father
ha4-U be restrained from taking bis own
THE KEAN FAILURE.
Maay Son Depoaitara instltata
, tags in Court.
Chicago. Dec 23. Suits were bera
j yesterday by a number of other depos-
Itors in S. A. Kean's bank, who want the
amount of their deposits returned, on
the ground that the bank was insolvent
when the money was deposited. At the
present raw, if all the claims of persons
who made deposits within thirty days
before the suspension are allowed, they
promise to eat np nearly all the assets to
the exclusion of the other creditors. The
assets continue to grow less. It is now
estimated that the bills receivable, sched
uled at 527C.000, will not realize S100.000.
An investigation of the bank's books
shows further that Mrs. Culver's ac
count was overdrawn $3,300 and Martin
Culver's account S5j600. Martin Culver
appeared iu court this morning
and itstified that Mrs. Culver had
an interest in the bank to the
amount of 35,000. and as far as he knew
there never had been a setttlement of
the partnership account, thouzh he had
. endeavored to secure one. Witness be-
Uwved the business was profitable, but
that Kean conducted it in an extrava-
zant manner and could never be brought
to mae a statement. Culver testified
that his wife's interest consisted of notes
and mortgages, on which the bank was
only able to realize -57.000. Of these se
curities 25.000 were in the shape of
notes and mortgazes given by a
man named Hanchett simply as
accommodation paper. The fact
turned out that Kean had Included
these accommodation securities in his
statement of as-ets to a commercial
azency. It appeared acrordinz to the
testimony of the cashier that Kean had
renewed the paper for over S16.000, his
only security bing swamp land contracts.
The books showed that Kean had dis
counted his own paper for $22,000 and
his wife's for 510.000.
Clark Woodman, of Omaha, filed a peti
tion yesterday afternoon to recover a
larze amount of securities in the shape of
notes and certificates of stock sent to
Kean Co. a coupie of weeks ago to be
converted into cash and held to his
KANSAS AID METHODS.
Drouth SuCaram Huatiac Scalp for taa
Atchisox. Kan.. Dec. 23. The county
boards of several of the northwestern
Kansas counties havu authorized extra
ordinary bounties on wolf, rabbit and
gopher scalps in order that destitute peo
ple may have a means of making a living
This winter. In Norton county the
hedule is 52 on wolves, 20 cents on
rabbits and 10 cents on go
phers, and about the same sched
ule has ben adopted in other counties.
In Decatur county the people turned out
in force immediately after the adoption
of the order by the countv board, and.
armed with guns and poles, began a gen
eral hunt for scaips. In one day the
county treasurer paid out 51.700 m boun
ties, and in six weeks over S5.0o0. The
business became such a drain on the pub
lic treasury that the county board has
1 temporarily rescinded the order. The
same counties are preparing to vote aid
bonds, payable in ten years, to buy seed
corn, wheat and potatoes for destitute
settlers. Decatur county will vot 810.
000 of these bonds and the other counties
A SYSTEM OF POOLING.
It Will Ba Adopted When ttaa Pntwnt
System Is Perfectd.
Chicago. Dec. 23. The Railway pre
Bureau says: There is no question that
the committee having in charge the
presidents" agreement will report in favor
of an elaborate system of pooling.
A careful canvass of Chicago railroad
men shows that they are a unit in the
belief that the only salvation is either a
division of traffic or of earnings. They
all prefer the latter, but are afraid to
adopt :t under the present wording of
the inter-state commerce act. The Alton
and Chicago. St- Paul . Kansas City are
the only two roads now holding out
against the azreement. but it comes
from an authoritative source that both
will join the movement as soon as they
are satisfied that their interests will be
fully protected. The Alton believes the
simplest way out of the whole difficulty
would be for the various roads honor
ably to maintain the azreements now in
existence, but wiK not prevent unani
mous action if assured that It will get
its share of the traffic
THE BAD LANDS.
The Romantic Spot Chosen by taa HoatUa
to 3f:ikc a stand.
Ptesre. S. D.. Dec 23. The portion
of the bad lands occupied by the hostile
Indians are about fifteen miles sqQare.
They extend south to the Indian creek
canvon. the north wall of which is an
inaccessible chalkstone cliff. 300 feet
high. Fifteen miles from the Cheyenne
this wall turns to the north and then to
the west, encircling the entire area oc
cupied by the Indians. There are only
three passes leadiuz into It and these are
narrow defiles, easily zuarded. There
is an abundance of grass for their stock
and wood for fuel. Two thousand In
dians as well fortified as they are could
give the entire army of the United States
a pretty good fight.
JUSTICE MILLER'S SUCCESSOR.
Henry B. Brown, of Michigan. Bacetvee
WASHrscTay. Dec 23. The presi
dent to-day sent to the senate the follow
ing nominations: Henry B. Brown, of
Michigan, associate justice of the su
preme court of the United Staws. vice
samuel F. Miller, deceased: CoL Charles
Sutherland, surgeon general, with the
rank of brigadier general, vice Baxter,
Thawed the Dynamlta.
Pittsburg. Pa., Dec 23. A special
from Wheeling. W. Ya.. says: News has
been received here of a terrible accident
on the Norfolk . Western railroad In
Wayne county. A gang of men had been
at work on the line blasting, and several
sticks of dynamite had been placed
around the fire to thaw out. In some
manner they were exploded, tearing ev
erything to pieces in the immediate vi
cinity. Two men were killed, an Italian
and a negro, names unknown, and ten
others were injured, several of them
Crew Bescoed With Great DiaVmlty.
Halifax. N. S., Dec 23. The Ameri
can schooner. Horace B. Parker, ar
rived at Shelboume with seventy men
of the crew of the ship Eurydice from
Liverpool for Pensacola. Two passing
vessels refused to respond to the Eury- .
dice's signals of distress. The crew was ,
taken off by the Parker two days azo '
with great difficulty, and the ship sank
foor hours later.
Paraell's Candidate) Defeated.
Zilkzxst. Dec 23. The official re
sult of the election yesterday to all the
vacancy In the commons shows that
Hennesey, the nominee of the anti-Par
nellites. was elected by a majority of
Glasgow, Dec 23. The railroad
strike has extended to Edinburg, and it
Is feared the full extent of the trouble
has not yet been reached.
BUSINESS TRANSACTED IN
Washuictos. Dc 22. la ta aenat
; thirty-two senators responded to the roll
call this tnuralnjr. twelve leas than a quo
rum. The erxeant-at-arms was directed
o request the presence of the
abnent senators. In the course ot
half an hour a quorum appeared.
The senate passed the bill to establish the
record and pension office of the war depart
ment. The conference report on the stoux
reservation bill was adopted. Senator Cul
lom, by request. Introduced a bill to Incor
porate the Pan-American Transportation
company Referred. Senator Spoonersub
mirted various conference report on pub
lic Duildin? measure". which were
agreed to. These were bills to author
t in the construction of buildings at
, Sioux City and Kansas City, aa agreed upon
it. the conference. The bill were latt a
i they came from the hooae. allien struck out
the clauses ataxias the appro prlattona The
noose amendment to the senate aatend-
ment to urge the deacleacy bill striking out
the appropriation for the pay of clerks for
the senators was noa-concurred in.
The elections hill was then
discussed. Senator Hoar, at 6 p. m.. moved
that the senate take a recess until s. The
I vote was yeas. 28: nays, 3; no quorum.
Senator Hoar said he had noticed, since the
motion was made, a number of democratic
senators had left the chamber and others
did not vote. As it seemed impossible to
?et a quorum, ha moved to adjourn, and !
this was doae.
Wahisgto!, Dec S2- la the house to
day. Mr. Blanchard. of Louisiana, offered
for reference a preamble and resolutions t
calling for the appointment of a committee (
of live to inquire into the killing of sitting
Bull, and the Immediate causes leading i
thereto, th committee also to investigate
the Indian troubles of the northwest. After
three or four measures relating to the Dis
trict of Columbia were disponed of the
Washington-. Dec 23 Nothing of conse
quence was done la the senate until Mor- ,
gaa's resolution of yesterday Instructing
the committee on privileges and elections to
report an amendment to the elections bill
, was taken up. He then discussed It. Sen
ator Sherman, from the committee on
nuance, reported a bill to provide against
the contraction of the currency and foi
other purposes, the caucus bill, and it waj
read twice and placed on the calendar. Tim
senate dnance committee reported the
dnance bill, with an amendment striking
out the provision for the replacement of
the deficiency in the national bank circu
lation by the Issue of treasury notes and
inserting a provision for t200.000.000 of tan
2 per cent, bonds, redeemable at pleasure
after ten years. The elections bill w.
taken up and Senator Call, of Florida, spoke
four hours la apposition to it. After x
ueutive aesaloa the senate adjourned.
Washcigtox, Dec. 23. In the aouse to
day the speaker made a number of com
mlttae appointment- and the house ad
journed until Friday
Washington. Dec. 2t. Bat llttie busi
ness was transacted in the senate to-day
When adjournment was taken it was untti
Saturday, with the understanding that on
that date it should immediately arain ad
journ until Monday
House not In session.
Washington. Dec 24. Senate and hou-
not in slon.
of SwbaaUac Whiah ate
a for Saaaa Tlaaa Ca-
New York. Dec 27. A Washington
special says: "Frauds by which the
government has been rohbed of over Sl.
OOO.OOO within the past twelve months
have just been brought to the knowledge
of the treasury officials, and a searching
Inquiry Is m proaress. The frauds were
committed by consuls and consular
agents of the United States in Canada,
and by exporters of Canadian goods to
the United States. Some twenty con
sular agents or a larger number sta
tioned in the province of Ontario are im
plicated in the charges. The process of
the fraud consisted in the appropriation
of illegal fees and an undervaluation of
exports by exporters. Consular
certificates in blank. signed by
consuls and the consular agents, were
issued for a nominal sum for the mt of
exporters in making false returns of the
value of goods sent to the United States.
The evidence is not complete as to the
percentages allowed by the exporters
for the privileges of undervaluation, but
enough is known to show that a system
atic scheme of petty swindling has been
carried on. The certificates are distrib
uted in zreat numbers and an estimate
of Sl.000,000 as the aggregate of.the loss
to the government. This Is nothing
more than an estimate. Further Inves
tigation may show loss of many times
that sum. and that there are even more
guilty parties than as yet discovered."
Alaska swaatnc BaaraaeptaBoa.
WashijmtTo:?. Dec. 27 Capt. James
Carroll, of Sitka. Alaska, Is here- Mr.
Carroll was chosen by the territorial
convention as a representative in eon
gress, provided that the body should see
fit to grant the territory the right of
representation. He said he was em
powered by a number of citizens to offer
31.000.000 in gold for the territory. The
offer, the captain said, was bona fide,
and the money would be paid on short
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The country roads
blocked with snow.
iu Virginia are
QBaiE3rand Gill, the Irish envoys.
have arrived In Paris.
Etrauu. the French strangler. b
hopeful of obtaining a new trial.
Ear Gbat celebrated his 107th birth
day at Eoxbury, N. Y.. Thursday.
A sew Indian school will probably be
established at Chamberlain. S. D.
There are now 9.000 men out on a
strike on the various Scottish railways.
Prof. Koch denies that his lymph is
In the slightest degree dangerous to hu
The president has approved the act
providing for public buildings at Racine
and Sheboygan, Wis.
The czar has ordered the expulsion of
1L0G0 alien workmen who were em
ployed on government work.
The Masonic Temple In Baltimore was
destroyed by fire, 'together with nearly
all the records of the grand lodge of the
state. The building cost 5430,000.
A special from Victoria. B. C. gives
the total of all seals caught and disposed
of in Victoria as 43.779, valued at 549s,
72S. divided as follows: Canadian ves
sels. 29.347 seals; American vessels,
3,201; Adele, the German ranger, 1.03L
A rig dinner and variety entertain
ment, lasting two hour and half, were
the Christmas relaxations allowed the
1,300 convicts in the Joliet prison
Burke and Coughlin, the Cronin prison
ers, and Neebe and Schwab, the anarch
ists, witnessed the show and partook of
03T Nov. 19 last Mrs. John Sullivan, of
Orange, N. Y, gave birth to a baby
which was strong and healthy and is 1
doing welL Mrs. Sullivan recovered ,
from her sickness and proceeded with ,
aer nousenoia a a ties until j. uesaay lass.
when she gave birth to a second child,
also strong and healthy.
The Spanish minister of finance har
issued a decree declaring that Spair
mast follow the protection movement of
America and Europe and repeal portions ,
of the existing tariffs and largely in-'
crease the duties on horse, males,, cat-!
tie, preserved and salted meats, flour,
rice amj cereals from Jan. 1 aexL
Qlia ilrtaa af tka t Caaataawav.
Hejckxet. Dec 27. Three very toogh
brothers named Kane, from Hastings,
Mina., have been working In O'Brien's
lumber camp. Christmas day they came
to the Central hotel for a big drunk.
They began drinking heavily, raised a
bij? row and defied everybody to arrest
them. Marshal Booth came in and qui
eted them down for a while, when they
got into a quarrel between themselves.
After dinner they cot into a fight and
Marshal Booth put them under arrest.
Two of them resisted the marshal and
combined in an attack upon him. Being
in danger of being overpowered and
killed by the drunkea desperadoes, the
marshal was compelled to use his re
volver. In the affray both of them were
shot, one of them through the head, be
ing killed instantly. .The other was
shot in the eye and lingered a few hours
andj died. The third oae was arrested
and now lies in jail here, and swears re
venge on the marshal for killing his
brothers. The bodies of the two men
who were killed lie in the hospital await
ing the coroner's inquest.
The Kanes were all single men. They
are all under 30 years of age. Marshal
Booth gave himself up to Sheria Mc
Laughlin, and says he did It in self-defense.
CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO.
atovat CalaknUsa at
Wstfk af that Shepaerda.
San" Asto.mo, Tex.. Dec 27. The
quaint Mexican festival of El Pastors or
the Watch of the Shepherds was pub
licly celebrated Wednesday night at a
house in South Laredo street, near Du
rango. These festivals, which are of an
nual occurrence in the Mexican quarter
are full of interest to jyople who have
never witnessed the ceremonies. In the
center of a large room was placed an
altar decorated with flowers, in which
reposed a figure of the infant Christ. The
watchers, some fifteen in number, were
dressed In ordinary clothing, but each
wore a long tri-colored sash thrown over
the shoulder. They wre ranzed in a
circle facing the altar. In the hands of
each was a long shepherd's crook, at the
top of which were fastened bunches of
artificial flowers, streamers of ritbons
and a number of small bells. The head
shepherd led the festival, exhorting the
other to watchfulness and hope
through the new-born Savior His
exhortations were Interspersed with
the singing of Christmas carols
in the Spanish languaze snng in
chorus, the shepherd's crooss keeping
time by regular taps on the door The
quaint songs, the steady beat, and the
jingling of the small bells produced an
effect as pleasing as it was novel. This
festival Is commemorative of the watch
of the shepherds on the hills Just outside
of Bethlehem on the night of the na
tivity. High over the house was an illu
mination representing the star of Beth
lehem. The same festival was observed
in many Mexican residences, a larze
number of which were tastefully deco
rated and Illuminated with candles.
THE MASONIC AID.
Sac 9tlr ta Caaada Over the Affairs at
a Caieac Castaway.
Tobosto, Ont.. Dec 27. There is
much excitement in Canada over the
affairs of the Northwestern Masonic Aid
association, whose headquarters are In
Chicago. The organization has in force
in Canada over 32.000,000 of insurance
among the Masons. It has b-en doing
purely a Mason business in Canada, but
it Is coming to the knowledge of the
Dominion government that the associa
tion was accepting non-Masons as risks
in the United States. It was notified to
quit business in Canada or put up the
statutory ?3,0O0.00O daposit at Ottawa.
The latter it would not do. so it has been
pre-emptorily ordered to withdraw from
Canada. It is said that after the with
drawal from Canada, the association
can snap Its fingers at the Canadian
patrons, who have paid in many thou
sasds of dollars in assessments.
Sugar Flaatatioa Baoght.
Washixgtos, rc 27. Information
has been received from Havana by the
bureau of American republics to the ef
fect that a syndicate of New York cap
italists has within the last few days pur
chased for SC00.000 the suzar plantation
and factory known as San Ramon. This
is one of the larzest plantations in Cnba.
The purchasers are making arrange
ments to construct lines of transporta
tion throughout the estate m order to in
crease the cultivated area and reduce
the cost of production. The plantation
now produces S50.000 bazs of suzar an
nually, and next year the, crop will prob
ably be doubled.
Stoux City lA-rm Stock.
Union stock Yakd. Sioux City. Dec.
27. Hog Estimated receipts. 1.000. There
were not over a dozen fre-a loads of hogs
to-day Tne market opened on a basis of
steady price, but the forenoon market
dropped a good nickei on the best boss, put
up for sale. The market m active until
12 o'clock at the decline, aad neariy every
thing was sold before the noon hour at
S2.55 for the top. although but one load
brougnt that money From J3.30 the com-"
mon hogs sold down to $3.30. The quality
wauniversally poor, and the decline came
well authorized- Indications are that the
market will close strong 5 centa off.
Cattle Estimated receipt 200. The only
noticeable hanze in prices to-day are
thoe for stock cattle. The market has
been growing stronger all week, until to
day sales were made at 1315 cents ad
vance over ten days ago- The demand, as
in all kind of slaughter cattle, is far In
exce of the supply, and mucn more stuff
cuuld have been sold if there were any in
the yards to offer. The yearling trade" was
ifocd. a number of sales being made at
nighly satisfactory prices.
Swat Oaaaaa Uwe
Soctw Omaha. Dec 27 Hogs E3tnated
receipts. 1000. Oficial yesterday. 433;
shipment!, none- Market opened stead v.
:-ell!nc at t?.!M3.S5.
Cattle Estimated receipts. 2,500. OS
rial yesterday, 475. Shipments, none.
Market opened steady Quality fair.
Chirac tiTt sroem.
Chicago. Dec 27. Cattle Hecelpta.
2,500. Market strong: demand steady:
steer, $4.254.s0. outchers' stock- I3-7SS
Hogs Secelpta. 23.000. Market 10c lower:
prime heavy. Ti.Zbii2.sS. packers. SL50Sc
X65 mixed. 13.45S3.j0- light, t3.10fe3.50.
Sheep Receipt 3.000. Market siow;
Chicago. Dec 27. Closing Wheat,
easy. cash. 56 c: May 5c
Cora Easy; cash. 47h: January,
7Hc: 7. SOSROSc
Oata Easy; cash. o3c; January, 39
Bye Easy at 5c
Flax Quiet at Si-13.
Thaothy Firm att209.
Prtrcaloas Pork dull; cash. f8.l2; Jaa
oary. t9.L0; May. fl0.Q2i. Lard, dull:
cash. $5.50; January. t5.77JHfc5.e: 3Cay,
ffcsTK- Short rib, dull: cash. f4.70; Jan
uary, 5.05; May, 15.10.
Saw Tosbx. Dec 37. Whaas Firm; De
cember, ti.a4yimi.Mi May. fa-a
CairnSteady; jfc 2,3$Kc
Oasa Firm; weatarm. asrjc
-Tar, steady; aew SUJw;
easy; western. U20c Ezzs Weav-
. aJiim ygfrforc Tice Trest.
First National Bar!
R-port of Ccndirioa Mar 17, lSQOl
roaea iai Dtsecvata
l. a. aoala.
la 14 3
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! Dwefrao:aer hania. ,Tn.iX
! " V. a.Ttaaaary ?3.M
NMkaibsal 2s.t7a.i aas
NatlcaaZ baak a:t oautaaiiaj .... UJX V
; Ssaaua:. l.al.il
Ca Oayeaitdra Ua.ill.ai
T !. KIUA.T
Oak over Colombo State Baak, Coluaabaa.
CC1XJTAX efc BEEUE8,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
over First Xanana! Eank. Coiicnbaa,.
DRAT and EZP&ESSXAX.
Ijajtesadhawvrhaslinc. Gooda haadlaa wita
russMasaax 31 aad at.
FAUBLX & BRAEfiEAW.
(wr lain ta Fambl t JnaaaU).
BRICK: jSf.A K KRS !
. ayCoa)raetnia and builders wQX find cor
hack liar 1 ' aaa atfered at rrasasabie rate.
waaia- aoa prepared to do all kida of brick
VT K. TliaUMJl at CO..
Proprietors asd Pahliahers of the
msms ;snjAi si -a 5X3. tiutlt zzszsh.
sVX post-paid to 37 address, for 3.00 a rar.
aTiigtly in advance. Fastlz JocaNAt. fl-00 a
IT. A. aTcaT.T.TSTES. "W. M. COK2f JiLIUS
UcalXISTF.K at COaX.KLIUS
ATTORSEYS AT liiT.
TL C BOYD,
Hi aad Sheet-Iron Ware!
Jaw-Work, Zoatiaf aad Gattcr
iaf a Specialty.
on Urn stratc. Kransa Bro.' old
Cwxm. 1. Ina?.
Contractors and Builders.
TI f ,
am 'buck aad
a a ... ....
sraavariex work ta
" ArT B&0&.
LAND FOB SALE.
A FTSZ IMPROVED FARM
for sal is. Shall Crek vallaj-,
nnr Colsabu. containing 'AO
acra of land; abont I2J acre
sauer cultivation; 10 xzm heavy timbered. rw
nn'mirr mostly is eiovr sttd bine grssa psswra
and har land; 110 fruit tra, appimt. pars.
cherry, plnma. etc. some bwurag; all kind of
oraaaeatal cae asd scrubs; lit) fnU-bi-arizs;
graao vtaea. The farm sctira im i uncyi. and ii
vidadtato email fields by feme. Dwelling hocae
of seven room, graaaty. com criba. iarz horaa
efiMe with hay-mow. cattle bem, which holds a
tecs of oar; act hocan 2 walls; mning watar
ta paatara. Far further particulara incoirs at
JarnNii Sce, or siV-aes. H. B-. oarc of Jctra
AICalastbam 2Jhr. Stsa tf
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