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Position of Senators Mandoreon and
Paddock on the Tariff.
Inventor MoImiiBlilln nt the Capital
General Hutch' * Good Words For
Colored Troops The Wants
of I lie
Our Senators.
WASHINGTON liriir.tu TIIK Owun HUB , )
513 Kol-llTlin.NTIlSTIlKF.T , [
WASHINGTON. IX C. , Jan. 7. )
Scnntor Mundurson nnd wife arrived on
Thursday evening after u hard trip from
. Oinulni nnd have taken up their quarter * In
the Portland flats in the rooms Immediately
adjoining those occupied by Senator Paddock
and hh family. Thu Hcnutor will at. once In
troduce Ids I'ort Omaha r.nd three battalion
infantry bill , notlcu of which has already
been sent to the HIK. : Ho will also devote
much attention to furthering his measure for
the holding of federal courts In various portions
tions of the stnto und for the passing of
which , strenuous efforts from Nebraska are
constantly being brought to bear.
Both Senators Manderson and Paddock occupy -
cupy n neutral wound upou the question of
tariff reduction. While each arc In favor of
the imslllon of the republican party on the
question of the maintenance of the protcc-
? „ tlon principle , both'bellcvo In a reduction of
j taxation through n reform of the tariff und of
the Internal revenue system. It cau bo safely
stated of thu entire Nebraska dolcgutlonthut >
nt the present session they will bo found fa-
vorhift such n reduction In the existing taxes
as In their opinion can be secured without en
dangering Ami-rlcan industries and such a
distribution of labor as will secure the great
est possible employment , at fair wages , to
the greatest number of American workingmen -
men and mechanics.
TO lliiMllH ; ] | n Tlin STVTnS.
. Senator Paddock has drafted , and will In-
1 troduco at an early day , u bill to reimburse
f the states for thu luud located by military
bounty warrants. This measure was offered
by the senator when In congress some years
Blnee , nnd at that time ho made a fit-lit for it ,
which burcly failed of success. Its passage
would incun many thousand dollars in the
treasury of the state of Nebraska.
TIN : M'litrniu.v INVENTIONS.
Mr. McLaughin , of Omaha , the inventor of
the chemical process for heating curs , fur-
. nisliing | x > wor for electric lights therein and
power for motors ou street railway ears , has
' been In the city for several days with u view
to perfecting his invention and bringing It to
the attention of prominent capitalists who
nro in the habit of investing In noteworthy
and promising patents. Now that Mc
Laughin bus boon fully protected by patents ,
lie talks freely of its construction and uupli-
cation. Since bis trip east ho has had offers
from several wealthy capitalists to take up
thu Invention und apply it to actual use , but
- lias so far declined to part with the controll
t ing iutercet Iu his stock. Ho leav < s to-mor-
niorrow for Pullman , 111. , where ho baa an
jk . nn appointment to meet the representatives
T of tlip Pullman company.
(5 ( General Kdward Hatch , of the Ninth eav-
nlryeomtnamlant of Fort Robinson , has boon
for several days past in the city visiting old
(1 nciiuiiliitiinccs and endeavoring to secure
\ additional appropriations from thu quarter
master for conducting the improvements at
r hLs post. Ho has boon accompanied by his
r" daughter Miss Hosslo and Miss Minnie Fitch ,
of Omaha. They leave on Sunday evening
for the west. General Hatch is a strong and
persistent dofcdder of the colored troops in
, the regnlaV army. He never allows nn op-
portunltyto pass withoutprulsiiitf their value
in action and their many admirable qualities
a * garrisoned soldiers. In reference to the
only colored officer In the nrin > . Lieutenant
Alexander , of thu Ninth cavalry , now as
signed to duty at his pant , General Hutch
sH | > ku In high terms of him as an educated
gentleman and an excellent soldier.
AltMV I'COI'I.F. .
Lieutenant Charles W. Taylor , of the
Ninth cavalry , and bride , arrived last , night
In the city nnd they tire slopping nt the
Mrs. General Hawkins , lataof Omnha , has
been for the past week In the city but will
leave In a few days to Join General Hawkins
in Boston , where his station will bo for thu
next tour years. General Hawkins Is the
most enthusiastic advocate of Omaha and Its
Interests In the entire army. He says that
ho has had good reasons to bo so from having ,
npnrly twelve years ago , pinned his faith on
Omaha real estate from which ho has hand
somely profited.
Captain Ulchard Uarnctt , assistant sur
geon , is relieved from duty in the Division of
thu Atlantic to take effect at the expiration
of his present sick leave of absence , and
ordered then to report for duty at Fort Klloy ,
Major Frank M. Coxe , paymaster. Is re
lieved from duty in the Department of Ar + -
7onles and ordered to rciwrt for duty at San
Major Daniel It. Lamed Is relieved from
duty In the Department of California and
ordered to duty In the paymaster general's
Captain Lewis S. Jcsson , assistant sur
geon , is relieved from duty in thu Depart
ment of the Missouri nnd us oxuminer of re
cruits nt Chicago , and ordered to duty as
) Kst surgeon at Watervilet ur/emtl , New
York , relieving Captain Henry G. Dutton ,
assistant surgeon.
Captain John G. Guthrie , Thlrtccnte Infan
try , now on leave of absence In this city , is
ordered to rcjort to the superintendent of
tlio recruiting service , New York , to conduct
n detachment of reoruits for the Tenth cav
alry to the department of Winonla , and on
the completion of that duty to return to his
"Bill" Jones , the reckless follow who
lives over In the eastern part of tlio District
of Columbia , and who gained fiimo by ut-
I tempting to assluate Gulteati , the slayer of
, GurtleW while the former was being taken
to Jail on day In the "Black Muriar , " has
been a figure in the police court of Washing
ton over since. Ho was placed on trial ,
charged with assaulting some men in a
suburban village , whore he was n special
policeman. The testimony developed the
i tact that "Bill" Is a regular terror , shooting ,
I slugging and threatening people ad libitum.
' The evidence of his guilt was conclusive and
Judge Snull bald , In passing sentence : " 1
know Jones by reputation is a very reckless
Individual. When special policemen behave
In this manner they should be punished. Ho
1 must give 4K ! ( ) bonds to keep the peace and is
fined * fJO : for the assault. "
A delegation of the Omaha Indians nro
hero to see if they can secure the consent of
the Indian ofllce to the pavmcnt of the $70,000
duo them in two installments , instead of
seven. They assort that if the money comes
in a lump it would IKS of some value to them.
Senator Anderson will go with them on Mon
day to see Commissioner Atkins.
I Judge nnd Mrs. James W. Savage of your
city are expected to arrive from Omaha and
spotlit u week or ten days iu the city us the
guest of Colonel Uoyall.
I IMgar A. Bowcn , of Needham. City , Neb. ,
Charles I' . Bowman , Danburv , In. , E. II.
Croker , Cedar Itapids , Daniel P. Blish , Sioux
City and Charles W. Stiles , of Patterson , la. ,
were to-day aumitted to practice before the
interior department.
Cearles Dcwey and wife , of Omaha , arc in
the city. Mrs. Dewey is quite ill to-night.
i The postpfttco at Dana , York county , Nob. ,
has been discontinued. Mail will go to York.
Pcuuv S. Huvrii.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 4. [ Special Telegram
to the Bui : . ] The following pensions were
granted Ncbraskans to-day : Mexican war
Kli/abeth J. , widow of Stephen Osborn ,
Springfield ; Thomas W. H. Miller , Tccum-
seh. Original Kobert Coehran , Chambers ;
William Hiloy Lewis , Kcd Cloud ; Timothy
S. Larkin , York.
I KPensions for low.ins Luzie , widow of Fin-
ley U. Hyan , Marion ; Rachel R. , widow of
James W. Kirkpatrick , .Baker ; William
Dunker , Slj-ourno.V ; 'Emanubl W. Moore ,
Hedrlck ; . Francis Molltor , Watcrvlllo ; Isaac
Hoffman , I'ulaskl. Original GeorgO W.
Santeo. Storm Luke : Azarinh Uciinls , New
ton ; Charles P. Trlpp , Mason villo : Francis
12. Satterlcc , Hiiwurdon : Jonas P. Llljon-
geren , GowerJe ; Obedlah Miller , Hlngo ;
Edger W. Hodges. Genava : Martin Hi-ruld ,
Keokuk : Chlstopher Dillon , Clinton ) Daniel
Lclppe , Llbcrtyvllle.
The Thochc-CnrilHlc Case.
WASHINOTON , .Tan. 7. The committee on
elections , after a brief conference to-day ,
postiwned the Thoebe-Carllslo contested elec
tion case until next Saturday In order to
give Carlisle an opportunity to moke a for
mal reply , if ho chose , to the affidavits sub-
milted by the contestant. The following
letter was laid before the house committee
on elections to-day :
Hon. C. P. Crisp , Chairman of the Com-
mlttoo on Elections : I learn from the pro
ceedings of your committee that an applica
tion has been made by counsel for the con
testant to reopen the case and allow addi
tional testimony to bo taken , nnd as I have
had time only to glanro hastily at the ufll-
davits illcd In su | i > ortor this request , I bog
leave to suggest that it would bo proper not
to decide the matter finally until I can
have a rc.isonanlo opportunity to ex
amine the papers , and , if necessary ,
llle allldavits. So far as the affidavits charge
or Intimate any Improper conduct upon my
part In rofoienceto the election , either bo
lero or after it was held , I nm ready now to
contradict thorn In the most positive manner
by my own ufllduvit. Hut there arc other
things In the papers of which.l cannot have
personal knowledge and which , If left un
answered , might produce nu erroneous Im
pression upon thu minds of tlw committee.
Please present this note to the committee. I
will , of course , bo entirely satisfied witn any
course the committee may choose to tuko ,
but it seems to mo under the circumstances
that I ought to have an opportunity to care
fully examine the papers and take such steps
as may bo thought proper before the applica
tion now pending Is disposed of.
[ Signed. ] J. G. CAUMM.U.
Will Go to the Senate Monday.
WASHINGTON , Jan 7. The nomination of
Goncral E. S. Bragg as minister to Mexico
will go to the senate Monday , and also that
of L. M. Stockslager us commissioner of the
general land office , vice Sparks.
A Mart-led Muu Kiuls Ills Ijlfo .With
Ijiiiiduiiuni iu St. Joseph.
ST. Jo-turn , Mo. .Tan. 7. [ Special Telegram
to the Hii : : . ] Uuiilol M. Yule , u resident of
Pcoria , took laudanum nnd died in a colored
house of prostitution at the corner of Second
and .lulo streets this morning at S o'clock.
The evidence before the coroner's jury
showed that Yale came to St. Joseph fiotn
Kansas City about a week ago , where ho hud
been visiting his brother-in-law Cock-
- - , N. M. -
roll , of No. 2030 JelTorson street , with $1'JO In
his pockets and that ho had been on a pro
tracted spree ever since Wednesday. Ho
deposited his money with u barkeeper and
Thursday drew it all while In
an intoxicated condition and visited
this house of prostitution followed by
Frank Jackson , u colored man. who con
fessed to buying the laudanum for him. Tlio
dose was taken about a o'clock yesterday
afternoon and a physician was not summoned
until ii o'clock , when it was too late. Gates
rapidly grow weaker until this morning
wlic-n he died. Frank Jackson , the colored
man , whom , it was proved , "purchased the
laudanum , und Kitty Johnson , the girl who
roomed with him , were arrested to await the
action of the grand Jury. Gates Is a man of
considerable wealth and hi * sister and
biothcr-in-lnw , who had been telegraphed
for from Kansas City , testified that ho was
not addicted to drink. Ho has a wife nnd
child living near Pcoria , who have been in
formed by telegraph of his death.
Three Minors Killed.
M \HQunTTK , Jlich. , Jan. 7. To-day three
men were killed in the Champion mine in
this county by the accidental dumping of the
skip in which they'were riding to the surface.
Their names were : John Casey. Carl John
son and W. H. Craddock. Two men escaped
by Jumping.
An Insnno Farmer's Adventure With
a Theatrical Company.
Property Valued nt Over $2OOOO Ie-
strayed at Wjiljprlto , } , la. Flro at
liny Hpi-lnKs Nebraska
I v * I
Curious KronkspJ'JVn limnnc Man.
H.uivAnii , Neb. , Vnft. 7. [ Special to the
HEB. ] Uobort Aycrs , n farmer of Lewis
precinct , Is detained lien * awaiting trial by
the commission of Insanity. For some time Aycrs lias been developing i-uccr pro-
penalties , among them the Imbit of slipping
from the house after dark ami going through
the mnnurl of anus bare-footed In tlio snow.
On Wednesday last Mrs. Aycrs , becoming
alntmcdnt his notions , appealed to 1 tyro n
Dunn , their ricurcst neighbor. Dunn pur-
Minded Ayers to accompany him to town
Wednesday forenoon , und while ho was in
consultation with Dr. Howard concerning
the case , his charge managed to slip out of
sight. Mr. Dunn ut ouco notlllod the mar
shal and a search was Instituted. Mean
while Ayers In wandering about town
happened Into the opera house , In which the
members of n traveling theatrical company
were rehearsing , and making his way to the
stage he sle/ed u property sword lying at and began n series oC most extraordin
ary evolutions , greatly to the consternation
of the nctors. Finishing his drill he an
nounced n rope walking exhibition , and be
gan clambering up the light II lea nt the side
of the stage. Ayers is a large , heavy niiin ,
but in some unaccountable manner ho man
aged to climb up the frail frame of light
boards and canvass. Ho had no sooner
perched upon the top of the Jly , However ,
than it gave way beneath his bulk and he
was precipitated with considerable violence
to the stage. At this junction the marshal
arrived and took him in custody. The cala
boose being the only available place in which
to detain him , ho was kept there Wednesday
night , well guarded and with every attention
possible paid to his comfort. Ho made the
night lively and unpleasant for his guards by
various gymnastic antics. At ono time ho In-
slstod ujxm removing all his npparol , and
having carefully turned it wrong side out to
put it on again , the undergarments on the
outsldt * . It wns found that ho could not bo
tried Thursday , so Mr. Dunn took him homo
again , returning with him to town
this morning. This is the. third
attack of insanity the unfortunate man
has suffered. During a former ono ho came
near killing his mother , and , apprehending n
return of his malady , he instructed his wife
to nt once hand him over to the authorities
should symptoms of it appear. When thirty
years old ho received an injury to the skull
and the of tropanniK
operation was over-
formed , The medical opinion is that n portion
tion of the skull presses against the brain
and is the cause of the aberration. The suf
ferer is highly esteemed hcto and much com
miseration for his unfortunate condition is
expressed. '
A Heal ICstutc Man Suicides.
Hot.miKOK , Neb. , Jan.f 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Uin. ] O. M. Davis , a leading
real estate agent of thM city , shot himself
through the heart with a"shotguit nt'J.1 : ! ! ) p. in.
to-day. He was in' his , cellar at the time. It
is supposed the act Was committed in a fit of
temporary insanity. The deceased leaves u
wife and three children. '
Fire nt
HVT SPUINOS , Nob. , Jan. 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.ri.j Atiout 4 o'clock this
morning ilro broke out in the Hognn house
annexwhich , together with Story & Thomas'
feed store and the Hagaui house proper , were
entirely destroyed. ! A number of young
men asleep In the oltV flHS-trap had u narrow
escape with their lives , being compelled to
Jump from the second story window without
saving anything but their night clothes. The
loss on' the building mnounts to fT.lXM. The
Insurance Is light. The Insurance on the
Hour itnd feed store Is Sl.fiOO ; no insurance.
Tin1 lire Is supposed to bo the work of an Id-
eondliirv , ns the old Commercial has caught
lire half a dozen times within us many
State Farmers' Alliance.
COI.VMIIINob. . , Jan. 7. [ Special to the
Hen. ] The annual meeting of the stnto
Farmers' alliance was held here , beginning
Wednesday , January-I , and lasting two days.
Delegates were present from twenty-one
counties , and they were nu exceptionally
able and Intelligent body of men , rcpreent-
Ing the very best class of Nebraska farmers.
A large amount of routine work was accom
plished , ns well as some lni | > ortant new
measures adopted for the welfare of the
alliance , Among these was the appointment
of an able committee to Investigate the whole
subject of farmers' mutual Insurance com
panies , Including their relations to the state
laws , and t opart a feasible plan for the forma
tion of such associations in counties which
jnav desire to embark in them.
The subject of co-operation , buying and
selling was thoroughly discussed , and the
executive committee was Instructed to ap
point commercial ngonts at desirable points
whoie the Alliance does not already have
Several county Alliances having turned
their organisations into innis ! political bodies
during the last campaign , the relations of the
Alliance to politics were fully considered and
the following resolution , authoritatively de
claring what those relations are , was adopted ,
with only one dissenting vote :
Uesolved , That the remedy for the evils
now suffered by the producers and laborers
of the country can only bo found in an Intel
ligent use of the ballot and by voting for men
for all oftlces who are in favor of radical re
forms in our tlnancial system and our incor
porated industrial organisations , and who are
known to bo honest und reliable men. llut
the Alliance is a non-partisan society , educa
tional In Its character , and its doors are open
to members of all parties , without any polit
ical test whatever , us provided in the consti
tution , and its political Influence must bo ex
ercised through other organizations.
Provided , That this resolution is not to bo
construed to prohibit members of the Alii-
nnco from placing candidates in nomination
through independent con > ontions , when no
political party has nominated men acceptable
to them.
The offlcei's elected for the year IbSS are as
follows :
President W. M. Ciray , Valley county ;
vice president , Allen Hoot , Douglas county ;
secretary and treasurer , J. Hurrows , Gage
county ; executive committee , John H. Pow
ers , Hall county ; Allen Hoot , Douglas
county : H. F. Allen , Ca s count.E.J. . ; . Sher
man , Wayne county : C. W. Potter , Hrown
county ; state lecturer , J. IJurrows , Gage
An able memorial to congress was adopted
setting forth the wishes of the Alliance in re
gard to congressional legislation. The next
annual meeting will be held at Lincoln in
January 1S8' ) .
A Ncbriibkuii Overcome liy Cos.
NV.w YOIIK , Jan. 7. John Hess , twenty-live
years old , n guest at the Stevens house , No.
' " , ) Hroadway , was overcome by this
morning in his room und was removed to the
Chambers street hospital. Koss hails from
A'Crooked Attorney Captured
Sioux CITV , la. , Jan. 7. [ SpecialTelegram
to the Uci : . ] About n year ago II. It. Poiter ,
who claimed to bo an attorney and real estate
agent , suddenly left the city. The reason of
his sudden departure is now known. Ho
was the agent here of ono J. E. D. Porter , an
eastern man who owns considerable land in
this fount ) ' . Ho sent Porteri."i ! ( ) with which
to pay a mortgage on n tract of land in this
county. Poiter jacketed the inonny and left
the city. Ho went to Manitoba.whero ho re
mained until a few weeks ago , when he went
down into southern Iowa. Sheriff Magee
learned of his whereabouts and yesterday ar
rested him. The Sheriff and Porter wjll ar
rive in the city to-night or to-morrow.
Four PcrmltH Granted.
Sioux CITV , la. , Jan. 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Mm : . ] The question of grunt
ing permits to sell liquor for medical und
sacrnmental purposes was to-day decided by
the county board of supervisors , Four deal
ers "wore glvoh permits to May 1 , l SSl , to en
able them to close out stocks on hand. After
that date no further permit A will bo Issued.
It Is not known as yet what action the Inn-
am ! order league will take. Tlu demand of
this organisation was that no permits for nny
period of time bo granted.
Ulsnstroim Flront Waterloo. , In. , Jan. 7. The buildings oc
cupied by the Daniels & Ncunnin Furniture
company , John Althouse , L. M. Hummels
and M. Tlpman's billiard hall , burned early
this morning. The losses aggregate $40,000 ,
with $1:1,0110 : Insurance. Later In the day
Morrlll's soup factory was destroyed by tire ,
Involving n loss of 610,000. The origin of the
llres Is not known.
Sioux Clty'H Union Depot Atomrcd.
Sioux CITY , In. , Jan. 7. [ Special Tele-
Brain to the Hii.J : : The Illinois Central ,
Northwestern , Omaha and Sioux City .t Pn-
clllc railroads have finally Joined Issues and
will at ouco continence tmllding a handsome
f HKXX ) ( ) union deixit on the site of the pros-
cut depot. Information from Ucnorul Man
ager liughitt was received hero to-day con-
Hi-mint ? tliK The plans and specillcutions
have already been drawn.
Found Mini IndlctinontN.
Sun-x CITY , In. , Jan. 7. [ Special Tel
egram to the BEIThe ] grand Jury this
morning concluded its work for the January
session. Nine Indictments in all were found.
Death of nu Old lown Settler.
DKS Moixr.s , la. , Jan. 7. Judge Asa C.
Call , a pioneer settler of northern Iowa , died
at Alagnu yesterday , aged sixty-two.
The General Assembly To-Morrow.
DCS Moixns , la. , Jan. 7. The Twenty-
second general assembly convenes In this
city to-morrow. Nearly all the members arc
present , and a lively contest is expected.
The organization of the house is going on.
Tills legislature will have to elect a United
States senator to succeed. ! . F.Wilson. Ho
Is hero conducting his canvass for re-elect ion ,
and expresses his confidence of success.
There is small opposition to his re-election ,
Ex-Congressman Hepburn being the lead
ing candidate against him.
The Town of Xynck , N. Y. , Trans
formed Into nn Ice Illnk.
Nvvcic , N. Y. , Jan. 7. This place to-day Is
passing throuch un icy ticriod unparalleled in
the memory of the oldest inhabitants. The
principal method of traveling is on skates , the
entire town forming one vast whaling course.
It is to-day easier skating than walking in
the streets , and more than half the men and
boys , as well as a goodly number of ladies ,
are traveling in every direction on steel run
ners. Walking up and down the glassy hill
sides is accomplished only with much diffi
1)1 Kit AT 1IB.
The. Oldest llcHcenditnt or the 1'eo.uotn
NORWICH. Conn. , Jan. 7. Eunice Cottrell ,
AVlio was known throughout North Storing-
ton as "Aunt Eunice , " died at the ago of ll.'i
on the Pequot Indian reservation in u wild
country near Luntcr-Hill , on Monday. "Aunt
Eunice , " was the great grandchild of King
Phillips , and ut the time of her death was
the oldest descendant of the Pequot Indians.
An Insurance Company Itotlros.
Hosrov , Jan. 7. The stockholders of the
Washington Fire and Marino Insurance com
pany to day voted to go out or business. All
risks have been taken by other insurance
Stone Cutters Strike.
HfppAi.0 , Jan. 7. About ! iX ( ) stone cutters
went on a strike this morning because they
were notified that during winter months they
must work ten hours a day.
Fishery Meeting Postponed.
WAMiixmox , Jan. 7. Owing to the ab
sence of Charles Tuppcr the meeting of the
fisheries commission to have been held this
afternoon has been postponed until Monday
Won nnd f < est on the Turf.
New York World : It IssilrprlMng to
note the nimiunt of money won nnd lost
on the turf in pm-fCs nnd In the pool-
box In n single season. A gcnUoinnn in
thl * city who is strutk : on rum\ing \ raeoH ,
nml who k'eops trnclc of the winnings of
nil the leading hoi > o ? , furnishes the fol
lowing : Imported Gloneig , of the
Klinondorf stud , heads the list of win
ning sires for the present racing season ,
$110,000 to his credit , mid Hindoo , of
the Kunyinode atud , comes next with
$100.000 , nnd Longfellow third with
! l.S2MM ( ) . Glonolg'rt largest winners nro
Flronzl , ! > 2I.UOO ; Los Angeles , $22,000 ,
nnd Dry Mnnopolo , $17.1100. Hindoo's
nro llnnovor. ij.SA.000 , nnd .Ilin Gore ,
$ o,000. The heaviest winners to the
credit of Longfellow nro Llndon.17OOII ;
The Hard , NlMUmand Kaloolnh.'M ' UMO.
Die largest winning two-year-old of the
seat-on is Kmperor of Norfolk , ho hav
ing won $35,000. Dwyer Urns' , stable is
llrst and Lucky Baldwin's .second in the
list of winning stables. Moro money
changes hands through the medium of
the pool-box during the season than is
won in purses. 1'ittsburg I'hil , who
created such a sensation on the raeo
coui-f.0 the past year , is ono of the heav
iest turf bus over
known. The writer saw a letter i-omf
Phil last week , and among other
tilings ho said : "I've been pretty
lucky in Washington , nnd have won
very close to $120,000. My biggest win
nings wore $ . ' 1.000 on Harmim. $ .r > ,000 on
Pah-lodes , and $ o00 > on Valiant. Tlioy
broke very bad for mo at Itultitnore and
during the meeting I dropped $7,000. A
great many people wonder how I boat
the races. Well , 1 play the hordes on
their form. You MJO a horse at even
money to-day. Ho loses , and the next
day there is tlvo to one against him. It
limy ho that ho only lost because of u
jostle , or sonio oilier little incident. I've
only played ono race a day and watched
the rot. I've put a bet down when the
horse broke away two or three times ,
and put ns high as * . " > .000 on that. An
other point is that 1 piny on the idea
that luck is always going to turn. If I
hntW.OOO 1 usually bet $2,000 to got
even , and if f Unit 1 would double
uii to get even. I'm going to Florida
after I leave Washington and then I'll
go to California. I'm going to see a
good deal of the country before another
.season opens. "
TheMerelinnln anil the Strlket-N.
KKUUNCI , Pa. , Jan. 7. [ SpeciaJ Telegram
to the llii : : . ] "Can wo aflord to carry the
miners on our backs ! " is tlio question being
seriously considered by every merchant ,
shoe dealer , grocer and tradesman in Schuyl-
kill county to-day. "During the strike hi
Ib71l , " said n prominent merchant of Potters-
villo , "over two hundred firms wore either
sold out by the sheriff or granted cv tensions.
Out of this number not more than thirty
fully recovered from their loss. H is esti
mated that the losses sustained by mer
chants exceeded ? SIXHH ( ) . Some lost every
thing. Ono man is said to have lost ? T,0,000
alone. In view of this fact it is believed
many merchants will either refuse to lay in a
new stock or go out of business. They can
not stand a prolonged strike and do credit
business. Should the firms decide to take u
stand , and such action is not improbable ,
many persons nro of the opinion that the
strike will bo shoit-llvcd.
Klihu Slovens , of Rmitblleld. Mo. , is
at the bond of a family which is proba
bly the largest in the country. In this
family there are live generations which ,
comp'ribo 1119 persons.
A horse at Lynn , Mas. . , is alleged la
have got out of the box stall in whieli ho
had been put and to have gone to thu
blacksmith shop , where his owner found
him waiting his turn for a now shoo.
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We have Concluded to Commence A MARK DOWN SALE , in order to
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We Quote from Different Departments a Few of Our Numerous Reductions ;
All Wool-
Check nml stripe , novelty suitings ,
plain colors in camels' htiir , cnmelotto ,
French foullo , Enj-lish serges , twills nnd
whipcords desirable shades.
40 toJ8 inches in width. All at one
price 7Jje : , Reduced from 85o , $1.00 ,
4l. ! > 5.
A very few pieces of nil wool tricot
cloth to ho closed out at the lowest price
quoted. 44c. Come early if you wish a
aress pattern of this most desirable
Your choice of 88 pieces domestic dross
goods. Great variety colors lOJc.
Wo have sold the saino goods at 2oo
fond Me.
i. Kemnants of silks , satins , velvets ,
plushes , dress goods at one-halt price ,
i 200 pieces of dress and apron check
ginghams , regularly sold at 8Jc and lOc ,
ut this sale die.
200 pieces standard prints , comprising
all tlio best known brands , our price ha
been Sic , at this culo 5c.
100 pieces ' -old timo" calico.2 ! ) inches
wide , usually sold ut 10 and 12jc , at this
sale 0i- .
2 cases of cotton flannel , long napped
and verv heavy , reduced from 15c to
100 pieces heavy unbleached muslin
Rl5c.Wo ro making extraordinary low
prices on blankets , comforts , eiderdown
quilts , flannels , pillow feathers and
Parties from out of town will find it
convenient to take the Dodge street
line of cable cars , which run directly
by our store , stopping at tlio postottlce.
11 pieces 04 inch wide , 60c
bleached < nnd . .half bleached worth
damask. ' 75c.
n pieces 02 inch wide , OOe
bleached German dam worth
ask. 75c.
12 pieces 03 to 72-inch wide 75c
hleaehcd ilouhlo satin dam worth
ask. $1.00 ,
24 pieces bleached double ) ' 1.00
hatin damask , ( Mi to 74 inches f per yard.
wide , cannot bo equalled f $ 1.00
elsewhere nt $1.50. J per yard.
11-4 Marseilles auilt ,
Reduced from
12-4 Marseilles spread ,
$2.50 ,
Reduced from $3.50.
12-4 Marseilles spread ,
83.00 ,
Worth $ .3.00.
100 do/ blenched full , 5-8 ) $1.2-5
napkins , > worth
} $1.75.
75 do * 5-8 blenched , ) $1.50 ,
extra flue Ger } worth
man linen ) $2.00.
80 doz bleached , ) $1.75 , reduced -
a liner > duced
quality , 1 from $2.50
100 doz 5-S bleached ) $2.00 ,
double satin > worth
damask , ) $3.00.
$1.70 ,
40 doz bleached damask worth
50 bleached $1.05 ,
damask worth
napkins $2.50.
50 do/ half $2.25 ,
bleached worth
damask 83.00.
75 doz 3-4 bleached $2.00 ,
double satin worth
damask $3.50.
CO do34 bleached Irish $3.00
linen , cobt to import $3.82 } ; per doz.
our price for this $3.00
sale per doz.
40 doz3-4bleached $4.00 , re
double satin duced
damask from $0.00
50 dozen all linen huck 12jc
towels , extra largo worth
MZCS. 18c.
100 dozen huck , crepe 15c
and Damask worth
towels. 2o. ( )
100 dozen all linen 20o
bleached Damask huck worth
and knotted fringe. 30c.
250 doz. huck. Damask , 25c
bleached and knotted reduced
fringe , extra largo from
size. 60c.
60 dpz.blcachedknotted for this
fringe , Damask , huck ,
d r a w n w o r k , 60c ,
hrooho Iwrdor , hom- worth
utituh and plain white. $1.00.
Sbecinl prices this week on flannel ,
felt and raw silk , table and piano covers.
Mull orders promptly attended to.
Wo have bought 100 elegant lunch
or tea nets in bleached and cream with
red nnd blue hrocho .stripos , cloth 2 yds ,
2Jyds and 3 yds long , with ono dozen
doylies to match , at 50c on the dollar , in
the latest and most popular patterns.
GO pieces 18-inch all linen twill crash ,
8Jc , reduced from 12jc.
Linen sheeting and linen pillow cas
ing at prices unheard of.
BOA AND MUFF.SETS , ( Boa 3 yards
Long. )
Boa nnd mult sqt thjXt we have boon
selling at and aref * bargains at * 27 , re
duced to $18.60 a * { < . ' "
Boa and muff sqls ( Boa 3 yard long )
that have been sqliing and are worth
$23.50 and WO , red'wcetf to $20.
Our entire stock f > f fur _ trimmings , ( wo
still have a good assortment ot the most
desirable turs ) willibe-olTei'ed all next
week at less than manufacturers prices ,
como early bofora the assortment is
broken. " * ' '
Grand Special Sale.
These arc all new goods nnd are the
best ualueH wo have over offered.
Real hand made linen Torchon nnd
midicl lace from H to 3 inches wide , Sic
worth from lie to 12jo.
Real hnndmado linen torchon and
midici laces from H to 4 incites wide ,
12ic , worth 15c to 18c.
Real hand made linen torchon , moilici
nnd Smyrna Inces li to 6 inches vrido,15o ,
worth 20c to 22c. }
Real hand made torchon , midici and
and Smyrna laces 2 to 5 inches wide ,
25c , worth 85o nnd40c.
100 dozen fine cumbrio hdk'fs with
colors , woven and printed borders , fast
colors , 4c , actual vnluo ( lie.
75 dozen flno union linen lulk'fri II. S.
borders , ueat printed UesigiibGcietunl } :
value lOc.
75 dozen ladies all linen IT. S. cam
bric hdk'f.s , tucked and neat printed
borders ! , 12Jc , worth "Oc.
7. " do on ladies' all linen lawn II. S.
hdk'fs , latest designs , 15c , worth ii. " > o.
f > 0 dozen ladies' embroidered sheer
linen lawn II. S. lidk'fs , latest novelties ,
U5c , worth 40c to 4oc.
Cor. Dodge and 15th st.
Lr.dics' white inorino vests and pants ,
ftilk hound and stitched ,
47e each , reduced from ( Vic.
Ladies' fine white merino vests anil
punts , silk bound nnd stitched ,
6o ! ) each , reduced from 7oo.
Ladies' medicated scarlet all wool
Saxony vobtn and mints ,
Hoc each , reduced from $1.25.
Ladies' all wool hose , double merino
heel and toe , in black , navy , &eal and
wino ,
22jcortli37c. } .
Ladies' extra line all wool hose , full
regular mniic , witli merino heel and
too ,
nt 47e , reduced from COc.
Children's all wool ribbed lioo , full
regular made , black and assorted colors ,
all sizes ,
for 25e a pair.
Ladies' fine cnshmcro glovoa , 4-but-
ton lengthat iVio ,
reduced from 40c and 50o.
Ladies' extra heavy dog skin glovoa ,
nil doubled fleeced lined ,
at 'Joe , reduced from $1.2.5.
50 doladies' and children's heavy
hand-knit leggings , black and assorted
colors ,
nt ! 17jc , fiOc , 65c and 75c.
150 do/.en mon's 4-plv all linen collars
in standing and turn-down , our price
Ojc , reduced from 15c.
35 do/.en men's 4-ply .all linen cufTs ,
our price Kljc , reduced from 25c.
35 dozen mon'u cashmere socks , our
price 27c , reduced from 40c.
00 do/.en men's extra heavy wool
bocks , our price 29c , reduced from 45e.
75 men's line silk end suspend
ers , our price 21c , reduced from 40c.
15 dozen men's heavy all wool blue
flannel shirts , our price $1.25 , reduced
from $1.75.
25 dozen men's and boys wool knit
caps1 at 30c , worth 76c.
20 do/en men's fine wool medicated
Rein-lot shirts nnd drawers at our cut
price , $1.60 , reduced from 82.00.
SHIRTS $1.50.
12 do/on men's extra heavy camel's
hair undershirts , our cut price $1.60 ,
reduced from $2.00.
Odd lot of men's heavy beta-let under
wear at 85c.
Odd lot of man's fancy underwear at
C5c , worth $1.00.
Odd lot of mon'ri heavy old gold un
dershirts at 08o , reduced from $1.38.
Men's fancy Iliuinol night shirts at
$1.25 , worth $1.75.
Men's. Canton flannel night shirts at
81.00 , worth $1.35.
Boot and Shoe Depart
Owing to tlio lateness of the winter
weather , we have a larger stock of these
goods than usual at this season of the
year , and in order to close them out be
fore inventory , shall olTur them at the
exceedingly low prices quoted below.
Men's buckle arctic overshoes , $1.10.
Mon's Alaska overshoes , self adjust *
ing , OSc.
Men's im. sandal overshoes , ( ! . ' ! < - .
Mon's heavy overs , for felt boots , 98c
Men's felt boots , OSc.
Women's buckle arctic overshoes , DBc.
Women's high button ovorshoes$1.73.
Women's Alaska overshoes , white
fleece lined , OSc.
Women's croquet rubbers , 27c.
Women's lircsiilo comfort shot-H , $1.35.
Women's felt slippers. 85e.
Boys' buckle arctic overshoes , sixes 3
to 61 , l)8c. )
Boys' im. sandal overshoes , si/.cs - \ to
0 , 47c.
Misses' buckle arctic overshoes , 8 < c.
Misses' high button overshoes , $1.47
Misses' Alaska overshoes , sUea 13 to
2 , 83c. , ,
Misbcs' croquet rubbers , with heels ,
Mibscs' flrcfcldo comfort bhoos , $1.20.
Children's Imcklo arctic overshoes ,
BlzcHd to 10,73e.
Children's high button overshoes ,
sizes 0 to 9 , 81.27.
Children's im bandal rubbers' , hcols ,
sizes to 10 , 22o.
, . ,
Cor. Dodge and Fifteenth bU ,