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The Reading Railroad Called Upon
For an Explanation.
It 1
Member * ofthe House Complain of the
Slow Manner In Which Work
IH Done liy ttin I'nbllu
WASIUNOTOX , Jan. Ill Mr. Anderson of
Kansas offered In the house ) to-day u resolu
tion directing tlio committee on commerce to
Investigate the extent of the onuses and effect
upon Inter-Btntu comtncrco of the continued
failure by the Itcadlug railroad company to
transpoit such Intcr-stato tralllo and report
to the house , by bill or otherwise , for consid
eration at any time , such legislation as Is
necessary to secure to the public regular and
complete execution by a r.iilioad of its obli
gations and services as a common carrier of
Intcr-stato eOininerce. Ucfurrcd to thu com
mittee on commorcc.
Coinmlltco on merchant marine and
fisheries re/ported the Slngley resolu
tion calling for information relative
to discrimination In tolls against American
vessels passing through the Wollund canal.
Mr. Dingloy said vessels passing through
the U'olland canal bound for Montreal and
foreign ports were permitted to pass on a toll
of ii cents , whllo vessels bound for lake ports
wore charged 'M cents a ton. It was admit
ted that this discrimination was made for the
purpose of encouraging the exportation of
grain by way of Montreal , but Canadian of-
llcialssald that stleh discrimination was In
violation of treaty rights. It was asserted
that so long as the Canadian government did
not discriminate against American vessels as
Bitch , but only against American ports , thcro
was no such violation. This ground Mr.
Dingloy contended to be untenable. Ho had
olTcred the resolution in the hope that at an
early day the president would call the atten
tion of the Hritlsh authorities to this discrim
ination In violation of the treaty and in order
that congress might bo Informed of the facts
and take such action as it might consider ad
The resolution was adopted.
Mr. Uiehardson of Tennessee , chairman of
the committed on printing , submitted the re
port of that commiUcoou ( Jrosvenor's resolu
tion , directing it to inquire into the cause of
delay Jn supplying to members copies of the
daily Uccord. The report contains a letter
from the public printer , stating that the
delay had only occurred upon two occasions
and In each case was caused by the lailuro of
the clerk's oftice In the house to furnish the
copy until a late hour. There is also n letter
from Iho clerk of the house stating that this
failure was due to the immense number of
prlvato bills introduced through the petition
box. The assurance is giv'cn by both these
gcntlcrncii that thcro will bo no delay In the
future in the delivery of the lie-cord.
Mr. Hopkins of Illinois moved to recommit
the repoit with instructions to extend its in
quiry to the delay in the printing of bills and
other public documents.
In the diib.ito that followed Messrs.
Springer of Illinois and Hogcrs of Arkansas
defended the public printer , while Mr. Hen
derson of Illinois and others criticised the
management of the printing ofllce.
Mr. Hopkins' motion was defeated , tho. re
port of the committee agreed to and the com
mittee discharged.
Under the call of states the following bills
and resolutions were introduced and re-
fen cd : -
LJy Mr. Landis of Illinois To reduce the
treasury surplus and to grant bounties to
wheat growers.
By Mr. Anderson of Illinois To establish
n national cemetery at Quincy , 111.
Hy Mr. Cannon of Illinois For the reliaf
of purchaseis of swamp and overilowcd
liy Mr. Baker of. Illinois For the erection
of a public building at .East St. Louis.
By Mr. Mason of Illinois To provide for
the retirement oFUnitcd States bonds before
By-Mr. Lawler of Illinois Appropriating
$200,000 for the erection of a public building
' nt Chicago ; also to test the science of spell
ing and to provide for establishing 100 schools
for-that purpose.
By Mr. 1'ayson of Illinois ( by request )
Making grants of public lands to the state
of Illinois. *
By Mr. Whlto of Indiana Authorising the
commissioner of public lands to furnish citi
zens with maps at cost.
By Mr. Outhwaito of Ohio Amending the
Pacific railroad acts and to secure to the
Uilltcd States the payment of all the indebt
edness of said companies therein named.
By Mr. Doekory of Missouri Placing all
kinds ofluinber on the free list ; also to re
peal the law for the payment of attorney fees
on claims for an increase of pension on ac
count of an ijicrcaso of the disability for
which tho' pension is allowed.
Mr. Shaw of Missouri , chairman of the
committee on accounts , reported a resolution
assigning clerks to all eomnpHteoa of the
Mr. Perkins of ICansas offered an amend
ment providing that every committee have as
many clerks as their members on the com
After discussion this was rejected.
Mr. Shaw's resolution was agreed to and
the house adjourned.
WASHINGTON" , Jan. 1(1. ( Mr. Blair in the
Rcnato to-day presented a memorial and reso
lutions of the KuiL'hts of Labor general as-
BCinbly in favor of an investigation into the
management of the bureau of engraving and
printing , and for such legislation as will
prevent the debasement of cuircncy notes ,
C'tc. ; "also for an investigation as to the pres
ent method of supplying postolllce utnmps ,
Among the bills introduced were the fol
lowing :
By Mr. Evarts To indemnify settlers on
the DCS Moines river lands above. . Raccoon
Forks , In. , for payments made upon lands
Rubscqucntly taken from them , and also for
damages sustained thereby. It authorizes
the president to npjwint three commissioners
to determine the amounts which should bo
paid each settler ,
By Mr. Cullom For the establishment of
u bureau of haroor.s and waterways in the
war department to bo olllcercd by a corps of
United States naval engineers , the proposed
bureau to bo charged with the construction ,
conduct and preservation of harbor and
Mr. Vest , from the committee on public
buildings and grounds , reported favorably
the bill to appropriate $1XIMK ( ) ) for thu erec
tion of a public Imildim * at Kansas City.
The senate then went into executive ses-
Rion and at 20 : ! ! was considering Lamar's
nomination. After devoting three hours and
n half to executive business thu senate ad
11 Spiritualist.
HOSTOX , Mass. , .Ian. 111. Judge Bacon , In
the Superior Criminal court , gave a decision
In the case of C. U. Uoss sustaining the de
fendant's motion to quash thu Indictment.
Mr. Hess , who is a spiritualistic medium , was
indicted under the public- statutes , chapter
20U , section ( 'ft , which provides a punishment
for any person who fraudulently obtains
money by means of a trick or device by the
use of cards or other implements. DoTond-
nnt'h counsel said that Koss and his wife
wore spiritualists , and this was the first case
ever brought In this commonwealth where it
was sought to punish parties for holding a
pcanco. Counsel held that thu statute was
intended to apply to games of cards and
gambling devices , and that the cabinet and
other apparatus of the medium would not
constitute "implements" within the me.uilng
of the statute. Another objection to the in
dictment was the alleged person defrauded
paid her money upon her out ranee and before
anything was done by defendant.
The VUlblo Supply Statement.
CHICAGO , Jan. 10. The visible supply of
grain for the week ending January U , 1SSS ,
ns compiled by the secretary of the Chicago
board of trade Is as follows :
Wheat . 43/J4 1,000
Corn . . , . , , . r.y.yiXM (
OuU..t. . . . , . , . 6,731,000
Hyo . < . , . .
Hurley . ; . . . . 3,0 4,000
The lotvn 1/cj'IMntttrc lllpo For
Dr.s MotxEs , la. , Jan. 10.- [ Special to the
BRR. ] 'Governor Larrabeo's vigorous attack
upon the railroad monopolies has been thot
uppermost topic since his Inaugural address
was delivered. The anti-monopolists hall It
with great satisfaction , and say that It Is In
entire accord with their sentiments and they
bellox'o with the sentiments of the farmers of
the state. They say that the time has como
for very plain speech on this subject , and
that the governor has boon none too severe In
the scoring ho has given the railroads. They
declare that the railroads long been
accustomed to dictate their own and other
people's attaint that they had about come to
believe that no one dare protest. One promi
nent member of the senate committee on rail
ways , In discussing the question , said : "Tho
railroads aroall and more than the governor
lias charged them with behtg. They have
persistently defied or Ignored the rights of
tholr patrons , and cared foV no Interests not
their own. Sitting in their offices in Chicago
they mark out the course they will follow ,
never consulting t ho people live hundred miles
away , to whom that course may bring un
limited Injustice and distress. They build up
or tear down towns at tholr pleasure , and the
residents of these lowtr ) n'rb helpless and
have to submit to the outrage in silence. "
" 1 tell you , " said ho , "tin ) tyranny and oppression -
pression of tho. railroads ! dcsurvu the most
scathing condemnation Unit can bo given
them. "
Another member of the same committee
spoke In more guarded language and yet very
earnestly emphaslm ! the general sentiments
of his associate. Among other things ho
said : "Let mo give you one instance of the
merciless manner in which the railroads have
been destroying property or rendering it
practically useless. There Is no bettor water
power in the state than Is furnished by the
Cellar river. Formerly there were a do/en
prosperous Hour mills along its coui so. Hut
n railroad running by their very dams dis
criminated agahlst them In favor of Minne
apolis , so as to make It impossible for them
to do any business , mid their property , when
thu inter-state commerce law went into effect
wasn't worth 10 cents on the dollar. Al
though an Iowa mill might bo KiO miles
nearer Chicago than Minneapolis mills , the
railroads would charge the former $40 a car
more for freight to Chicago thnn it charged
the latter , font distance over 100 miles fur
ther. Now under the inter-stato
.commerce law the road is forbidden
to charge more for the short
than for the long haul , but it charges just
the same to the Iowa mill as to the Minneap
olis mill , over a hundred miles further away.
Why , I understand,1' ho continued , "that the
railroads of Iowa have iimdo a million and a
half dollars more sinoe the now law went
into clTcot than they made in a correspond
ing time before. If regulation by law act
ually increases their profits. I think they
ought to bo glad to have us hell ) look after
their affairs. "
Both branches of the legislature have ad
journed till Tuesday. They have to meet at
li ! m. of that day to elect a United States
senator. By a singular state of things the
Iowa legislature always votes twice In elect
ing a United States senator. It comes about
in this way : The federal constitution pro
vides that the legislature shall begin ballot
ing for senator on the second Tuesday after
organization. But the Iowa legislature meets
on a Monday , and makes temporary organi
zation then. The next day it
makes its permanent organization.
If the constitution has in view
temporary organi/ation , then the second
Tuesday , nine days later , would bo the flmo
for voting for senator. If it means , perma
nent organi/ation , then the Tuesday referred
to would bo a week later. The legislature
for years has been accustomed to hedge on
the subject by voting on both Tuesdays and
BO it will do this year. Accordingly Mr.
Wilson will bo re-elected United States sen
ator next Tuesday , and then again a week
from next Tuesday , but it is rather a queer
state of things anyway. A few years ago an
effort was made to getn ruling on the matter
from the United States senate , but the com
mittee on credentials said that they had ex
amined both sots of credentials , and as each
were made out correctly and as one of them
at least would be the proper one , they would
accept the case without deciding the question
involved. That was the lazy senatorial wnv
of doing things , and so the question is still
unsettled , and the legislature has to continue
its double election so as to bo on the safe
The question of how to secure a better en
forcement of the prohibition law is likely to
como before the legislature this winter. One
member is intending to introduce a bill for
creating the ofllco of state liquor dealer. His
idea is that the state should appoint u man to
sell all thu liquor that is permitted to bo .sold
for logilimato purposes , and pay him a salary
for doing so. U is thought that if the profits
are taken away from the business thcro
would bo no temptation to evade or violate
the law. There are a few liquor dealers , as
in Dos Moincs , who have a monopoly of the
business , and are making enormous protits
from it. If the sale of all kinds of liquor was
confined to state agents , who received noth
ing but their salary , many believe that the
consumption of liquor would bo greatly re
duced. At any rate the legislature is likely
to have an opportunity to discuss the matter.
Tl ; ! recent decision Of the railroad com
mission on the subject of demurrage , or the
charge for detaining freight cars an un
reasonable length of time , after they have
reached their destination , is one of general in
terest. In the cases submitted to the com
mission the complainant admttcd | having de
tained oarsconsigned to himfor several days
after arrival. The commission holds that
one day of twenty-four hours is a reasonable
time for unloading a car after it has lcen
put in an accessible position , and the con
signee has been notified. The charge for
demurrrago $11 per diiy is held to bo fair
and reasonable. In view of the fact that
for several months the railroads have been
unable to furnish single cars to meet the de
mands of Iowa shippers , and can find con
stant use for every car they can secure ,
tends to make the commission's decision ap
pear generally Mr and reasonable , and it
will probably have a good effect in hurrying
up tardy men who are slow in unloading their
Iowa House ClialrninnsliipH.
Dr.s MoiXKs.Ia , , Jan. 1(5. ( [ Special Telegram
to the BIK. : ] It is wild to-night that Speaker
Redman has about made up his selection of
chairmen for the important committees ,
although they will not bo announced for a
week. The slate , as it is reported to stand
at this time , gives the ways and means to
ex-Speaker Head ; the Judiciary to Hiloy ;
railroads to Wilson ; agriculture to Tealo.
The appropriations Is determined. The
speaker has Intended to give the chairman
ship ofthat committee to Bcrryhill of this
city , who had the same position two years ago.
But Senator Oatch of this city is at the hcail
of the appropriation committee of the senate
and many members say it will not do to have
DCS Moines at the head of both committees.
So Burryhill may bo given the judiciary and
Ulloy the appropriations. The committee on
rules will report to-morrow. A new commit
tee is to have eharfco of telegraphs and tele
phones , taking those two subjects from the
old committee on private corporations. This
indicates that considerable legislation on
these subjects is expected.
Killed Ity Iallin Slate.
Dr.s MOISKS , la. , Jau. 15. [ Special Tele-
tram to thu Dit : : ] William Andrews , n
miner employed in the suburbs of this city ,
was crushed beneath a mass of falling slate
this afternoon and instantly killed.
Brakeinnn Killed nt
Di'iiUQUc , la. , Jan , 10 , [ Special Telegram
to the BUG. ] John Lnlsol , of this city , em-
pleyed as brakeman on the .Milwaukee road ,
fell from the train whllo crossing Columbus
bridco to-day and was instantly killed
striking on the Ice In the liver below. He
was making his second trip as brakeman ,
A Chicago Hero.
CniCAoo , Jan Id. The burning of the flno
residence at 1 $39 Michigan avenue at 1 this
morning was accompanied by n display o
heroism. Joseph Homer , a well known mer
chant , lives at this number with his wife
child and two femnlo servants and it was to his
courage and presence of mind that they al
owe their escape from a horrible death. Mrs
Horner uivoko about 1 o'clock wltli a stilling
sensation caused by smoke. She awoke he
husband , who hounded out of bed and snatch
Ing up some wraps put them .urouud his wife
and chiM ntul carried them down the burn-
ng stairway into the street. The thormom-
tor was 15 below and the weather was bit
er cold. Ho rushed back and after running
hrough the fire saved the two servant plrls ,
vho were asleep on the top Moor. The flames
vero quickly extinguished when the engines
arrived. Loss , $10,000.
V Prominent "Mini Charged With Opcn-
IIIK Ills Itlval'N Mall.
Si'itixoriEU ) , Mo. , Jan. 10. Frank Stew
art , the son of T. D. Stewart , one of the
vealthlest business men of Nospo , was
) ound over by United States Commissioner
ticLain Jones , of this city , to answer In the
federal court the charge of opening letters
iddrcssed to another person. It seems that
Mr. Stewart and Vincent KatclljT were in
eve with Miss Kmma KIdoo , the daughter of
> ne of the richest millers in thu southwest.
Katcllff seemed to bo the highest in favor ,
ind Stewart took means to break down this
favor by establishing hinwolf firmly In
some way ho obtained KiitclliT's letters to
Miss Kidoo from thopostoftlcoand read them ,
iip was detected and arrested. The charge
s a serious one , and may send the young mane
o prison. All parties are prominent in so
British Grain Trade llcvlcw.
LONXOII , Jau. 10. The Mark Lone Ex-
iress , in its review of the British grain trade
luring the past week , says : The English
wheat trade is slow. The bulk of. the sum-
iles are in bad condition , Prices have
'avored buyers , even for Iho soundest par
cels. The sales of English wheat during the
> ast week were f > $ ,074 quarters at Uls 4d ,
against 4. > , sE : quarters at Js yd during the
corresponding period last year. Flour Is ncg-
ected , owing to late foreign supplies. Forelirn
vheut is dull. At Liverpool there has been a
leclino of M per cental. The foreign Hour
radu is sick. Arrivals from Now York con-
Inuo to pour in supplies. The Imports into
Treat Britain of Hour now weekly exceed
hose of wheat. The result Is that the Eng-
ish milling industry l.s ( loomed to early de
struction. Corn Is a fraction dearer. Thirteen
vheat cargoes arrived , four were sold , six
vilhdrawn , five remained. . At to-day's
narket the tendency of both English and
foreign wheat was firmer , but without any
lotablo increase in values. Four was do-
> ressed. Corn was ilrm. Oats , beans and
> oas were unchanged.
Arrest ol' a Dnlutli Seducer.
Dfi.L-ri * , Minn. , Jan. 1(1 ( About a year ago
Archie Brown with the
eloped ilftccn-year-
old daughter of Captain A. Paul , leaving n
vlfe and children. Ho and the girl went to
s'ovn Scotia , where Captain Paul followed
hem and brought the girl back. About two
vceks ago Brown reappeared in tills vicinity
> ut managed to elude thu oftlcers until U
I'clock Saturday morning , when he was
; atight at a hotel in New London. A day or
wo before that ho went to Captain Paul's
louse to see the girl , who refused to have
inything to say to him. Ho persisted in
coming into the house and thu girl took
cfugc in a closet. Mrs. Paul appeared on
he scene and ordered him out of the. house ,
jut ho refused to go until she got a revolver
ind drew it on him and tried to shoot him.
lo will bo indicted for abduction. IIo said
le had secured a divorce from his wife and
came back to marry the girl.
The Oakland Wreck.
OAKI.VNMI , Neb. , Jan. 10. [ Special to the
3Eij. ] The wreck this side of Craig was
cleared by U o'clock this afternoon. Oakland
icoplo hail the passenger trains with delight ,
icing the first since last Thursday. Conduc-
or Smith and Engineer Brumbies of the ill-
'uted train that dashed into the engine are
blamed for the wreck as it is claimed they
were running their trains at too rapid speed
and too near the front engine. The tender of
thu engine was forced half way through the
aboose , where there were sixteen men.
[ low they escaped being all killed is consid
ered almost n miracle. The wounded men
ire doing nicely and will all gut well. Thu
loss to the company will bo great. About
ihirty-ilvu men have been hero since Satur
day clearing the wreck.
Taken Back to Jail.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Jan. Hi. [ Special Tele
gram to the UEU.I Sheriff Hill , of Minden ,
ICearney county , has returned Shaffer , the
Minden murderer , to the Lancaster county
jail pending his new trial granted by the
jupreine court. The sheriff also brought nn
insane woman named Lasson from his county
lo the penitentiary.
Oleo County's Debt.
NBIUIASKA Cm' , Neb. , .Ian. 10. [ Special
Telegram to the Bni.j : Henry Heyo , a
newly-elected county commissioner , who has
been investigating the affairs of Otoo county ,
to-day reports the county Indebtedness to bo
$00ii,000 , or about $ yo for each person in the
DALLAS , Tex. , Jan. 10. Attachments to the
amount of 73,000 were made on the clothing
establishment of Kcinhardt & Co. , late Sat
urday night.
UAI.TIMOHI : , .Tan. 10. Ilecht & Putsoll ,
shore dealers , to-day made an assignment fo'r
the benefit of their creditors. The bond of
the trustee is f l.W.COO.
Nnw YOIIK , Jan. 10. Amosa Lyon , manu
facturer of umbrellas , made nn assignment
to-day. It was caused by the failure ofV. .
II. Deforest , silk merchant , to whom ho
loaned notes , estimated in tr.ido to amount
in the aggregate to flSO.OOO. IIo hopes to
settle satisfactorily with his creditors.
CIIICAOO , Jan. 10. At to-day's session of
the convention of district grand lodge No. 0 ,
Independent Order of Bnal Brith , a modifi
cation of thu endowment law was ma"de as
follows : Whereas , Hereto fore members were
compelled to permit their endowment to revert -
vert to the endowment fund if they had
neither widow or children the words ,
"Members of his immediate family , " has been
now extended so as to include the brothers
and sisters of the deceased. The annual
banquet took place to-night.
1'nrnell Interviewed.
Dum.lN , Jan. 10. The reporter of the
Freeman's Journal had an interview- with
Parnoll , in which lie said there was no doubt
that grave dissension exists among mem-
burs of the cabinet and that a government
crisis may occur at any time during the
session over some English questions. Ho
urges Pnrnollites and radicals to facilitate
government business and thus avoid the
charge of obstruction. Ho says thu liberal-
unionists are certum to separate on English
Clew and Glover to Fight.
DULUTII , Minn. , Jan. 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bui ; . ] John P. Clew has for
warded articles of agreement for a light to n
finish with Frank Glover of Chicago. The
meeting will take place in this state next
Steamship Arrivals.
Qtir.ESSTowx , Jan. 10. [ Special Telegram
to the BII : : . ] Arrived The British Prince
from Philadelphia ; the Baltic from New
NEW YOIIK , Jan. 17. Arrived ThoUrabrh
and the Ohio from Liverpool : the Werra
from Bremen.
KorruuiHM , Jan. 10 Arrived The Hotter-
daui from New York.
CIIEVCXNB , Wyo. , Jan. 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hen. ] Papers announcing the
assignment of W. E. Ladd , a flour and feed
merchant doing business hero and in Denver
were filed with the probate Judge of Laramlu
county this afternoon. Suits for SS.MX )
brought in Denver caused the assignment
Lfidd's assets are unknown. His liabilities
are $10,000.
"Weather Indications.
For Nebraska : Wanner , followed bj
slightly warmer , fair weather , light to fresl
variable winds.
For Iowa : Warmer , followed by colder
fair weather , followed by BIIOW , light to fn-sl
wiud , increasing iu force , southerly winds
the r. W. ft r > ? to Ho Completed to
Tcxn hy Saturday NlRlit.- '
TinxiDAi ) , Colo.-'rVnn. 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the J5iu. : ] t'nlcf Engineer F. E.
lissell , of the FortMVbrth & Denver , rwho
ins made a tour ovijrfo \ \ now grade of his
road , says that unlos | providence prevents ,
ho track of the Fott .Worthy Dc-nvcr will be
aid to the state line of Texas , 41)3 ) miles from
fort Worth , by Safh/day night. From the
Texas state llm $ J Trinidad is 135
idles , of whlchi" , twenty miles Is laid.
Contractor Carey and his men will continue
t Into Mexico and ] fiytraek at the rate of
wo to two and a quUrUr miles per day. In
'act the men will t Aot know when New
Mexico territory is reached , The telegraph
Inc. is built to the track layers' camp and
vord was received by the chlof engineer that
t.bOO feet of track had gone down from I to 0
o'clock p. m. Thu Fort Worth & Denver is now operating the roadtoClaren-
lon and the other 105 miles is bolng operated
by thu Panhandle Construction company.
Faster Tlnto Vor Stock Trains.
CIIIUAOO , Jan. 10. The competing Hues
iroposo to meet tlio'lntrdductlon of improved
Ivo stock cars by the Koek Island at equal
rctcs witli ordinary stock cars by reducing
ho running time between the Missouri river
ind Chicago. Stock shipped from ICansas
3lty has heretofore not reached hero until
ho morning of the second day. Now it will
) o delivered the next evening , and
cattle will have a i night's feed and
est before the morning's ' market opens. A
inlet attempt is being made by the western
atlroad managers to keep the reductions in
grain rates from spreading. The Burlingtan
innounced last week that under certain con-
ingeneie * it would make a l.Veent rate from
'ouncll Bluffs , but this was met by a threat
from the Kock Island that it would reduce
ates on all classes of 'freight , and this has
irought about a temporary pause. Matters
ook a trillo more peaceful than last week.
Doc HlncM Tells the Htory of the
Mapula A flair.
EL PASO , Tex. , Jan. 10. Doc Hines , ar-
ested on n charge of complicity inthoMapula
rain robbery last Tuesday night on the Mex-
ean Central , has inndo n full confession.
Standing on the platform of thoMexlcan Cen-
ral depot in Paso Del Norte , just before the
rain started that was to bear him to Chlhua-
iua , Illnes surrounded by a condon of Mcx-
cun troops , related to the Jcfe Polltica , of
'aso del Norto , Senor Provcncio , the story
of the robbery. George Heorld , the Mexican
Central brakemnn , who caused nines' arrest ,
dso heard the tale. Hinessald : "I was in
his robbery. The leader of the band was
Charles Small. There were five of us in the
robbery. Besides Small and myself there
vcroCharley Hutchinson and two others who
came from Arizona a few days ago , and whoso
lames I do not know. For the last twenty
lays before the robbery woliad our head-
juarters at Captain , T. C. Beatty's Biecho
ancho , forty miles south of Chihuahua. Wo
cached Mapuhi nearly an hour before the
rain was due , and opened the side switch to
> ruvcnt thu train from running past the
station. A gang of section hands''iHimo
along. The foreman , a negro , started to
close the switch. 'Dfm't you touch the
switch , ' said Hutchlilson. 'Dat's what I'm
for boss ' - the . 'If
lore , , i-eplicfd negro. you
touch the switch I'll , blow your head off , '
inswercd Hutchinson , and th.o negro fell
lack. The two robbers , whoso names I
lon't know , were loft With the section men.
Hutchinson holdup the engineer and fireman
ind Small and I won't into the express , f
got for my share of thtfliooty $100 in Mexi
can silver and $50 in Mexican gold. When I
was arrested I had Ihd gold in a bootleg ,
ind it was not found When I was searched. "
[ lines refused t6- " give his real
name. IIo said ' * 'ho \yas thirly-
ono years old , from Mississippi , and had u
mother living , but was''unmarried. Hutch
inson is said to have beirn a brakeman on thu
Mexican Central formerly , lloorld says ho
know Small when theA1 "tverc boys in San An
tonio. He refused to loll how much money
the robbers got. Whllo 7id was in jail at 1'aso
Del Norto Friday , he bduglit a knife of a fcl-
iqw prisoner and unlilb "u desperate attempt
to break out , but was overpowered. It is said
that turning state's evidence in Mexico does
not , ns a rule , release a prisoner from the
full penalty of his crime , and that Hincs will
be shot in spite of his confession. The cus
tom house records show that on every day of
this week , except that on which the robbery
occurred , the Wells , Fargo Express company
brought in importations of Mexican silver
and gold coin ranging from $7,000 to10,000. .
The "Widow of Charles i ) . Keep An.\-
IOIIK to See HIM Collin.
Loxo ISIAXD CITY , Jan. 10. A woman
calling herself Mary T. , Keep and claiming to
be the lawful wife of James T. Keep , f ormer
proprietor of the Wall Street News , has
made application to the coroner to have the
body of ICecp exhumed. According to Iho
books of Calvary cemetery ho was buried
there on Juno IS , 1SS7 , having died three days
before. The woman asserts that ho is not
dead -and that he simulated death for
certain reasons , or that , if dead , ho
was poisoned. She wants the coflln opened
so as to identify the body for
the purpose of furnishing legal proot of his
death , which is necessary in certain legal
suits now In progress. In support of her ap
plication of exhumation Mrs. Keep lias made
an affidavit , in which she declares that on
the occasion when it was rumored that
Halston , the California banker , had com
mitted suicide , ICecp declared that ho would
not commit suicide ; that in a like contingency
ho would conspire with certain physicians
and feign death ; that while the Iraudulent
funeral was in progress ho would clleet his
escape and take up his residence elsewhere ;
that ho repeated this 'intention upon
the rumored suicide of " Madame
Hestell. " She declares that in 1S7 ! ) they
mutually made wills iu each other's favor
and that subsequently ho did boat her and
declared that ho would defraud her of her
lawful estate ; that his alleged will of 1S81
is fraudulent ; that his business in Ex
change Place , New York , Is still conducted
as if lie were alive , and that Keep's employes
have defrauded and assaulted deponent ;
that she is entitled to his estate , and , to
prove up her claims , must have evidence of
Keep's death. She declares that she was
coerced into the proceedings by which she
was divorced from Keep in lbS4. Keep was
wortli $7ixHX ) ( ) . Another woman was recog
nized by Keep as his wife.
Church and I/eague.
Dnir.ix , Jan 10. Archbishop Knov ,
nrlmuto of the church of-Jrcland , has writ
ten to Prof Galbruith , slitting that his mem
bership on the eonimittcujif the church as a
representative body owning land as a church
trustee Is not compatible with his member
ship of the national liiiullords. Prof. Galbraith -
braith , replying , says tie1" joined the league
for conscience sake to' ' , protest against the
action of the governmciU.inoIrelnnd. Ho is
unable to sou why his ; connection with the
league should unfit him ' 'for ' service on the
finance committee of ( ho church. Ho" will
retire if his resignation , is. publicly requested ,
but with sorrow and regret.
A " \Vlnconnln itajikcr Flees.
MILNAUKKI : , Jan. 1 . A dispatch from
Port Washington saysja receiver was np-
polnted to-day for the private bank of James
Vail. The cause of the 'failure ' is not known.
Assets and liabilities not tutcd. A dispatch
received at a late hour to-night says thai
Vail has lied and there are no funds in the
bank. It is known that ho has been specu
lating. The bank was the only onu in Port
Washington and cveryonu will sulfur. Vai
was a widower and was Involved in a breach
of promise case seven or eight years ago
which ended in the gulcldo of the woman.
The Manitoba Cabinet
Wi.NXii'KO , Jan. 10. The Harrison cabinet
formally resigned this morning , and Green
way , leader of the opposition , was imuicdl
atoly called uxm | to form a new cabinet. The
legislature has adjourned over to Thursdaj
to give thu new premier time to make up his
cabinet ,
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Thu German Minister.
NKW YORK , Jan. 10 , U.iron Van Alvcn
slcbcn. German minister at Washington
arrived to-day on thu steamer Won A ,
AXow 31cmtic * ICIected Itoporl on.
Night Schools.
The board of education hold a lottg and In-
cresting session last evening. Considerable
online business was disposed of and n now
nember , Mr. Pratt , was elected to fill the
vacancy of Mr , Blackburn , All the members
of the board wore present except Messrs.
MuConncll and Clarke. In the absence of
ho president Mr. Gray occupied the chnlr.
The annual detailed report of the secretary
of the board showed fciO''iOl.M of n general
'und , from which there had been taken J'.H- ' )
174.W In expenditures. The report was or
dered printed without being read.
A communication from several colored per
sons representing the Douglas CouutyColored
Republican league , asking for representation
iniong the school janitors , was referred ,
A communication from several Swedes
Iving on the bottoms and hills southeast of
: hc Union Pacific depot , asking for the use
of the school house located nt Fifth and
Hickory for Sunday school and missionary
purposes , was granted.
A communication was received from John
Laten.ser , the architect , In response to the
order from the board directing the bonds
men of JamcsGrifllth , deceased , to finish the
work commenced by Griffith on school build
ing. Mr. Latenscr. says that according to
the contract the administrator or heirs are
the ones to finish the work. As yet no ad
ministrator lias been appointed , Referred.
A communication was received from W.
L. McCaguo in regard to the conveying of
lots 10.11 and lii in block 1C. Lowe's addition ,
recently purchased by the board. Ho had
discovered an unknown claim of William
Btcmley , who held a two ami a half years'
lease on lot 10 at the rate of ? i" > per annum ,
which ho refused to give up. Mr. McCaguo
suggested that the board accept the deed sub
ject to this lease. Hoferrcd to committee on
new territory and the attorney of the board ,
who recommended the payment of the pur
chase price less WOO until the lease is vacated.
On recommendation of the committee on
claims $ ( W7.41 was allowed Charles F. Good
man for Instruments and appliances used In
the chemistry and physics rooms. Also the
bill of Ulcu & Bassett for $ : 'iOs. 17 for work on
Omaha View school house.
The keeper of the high school grounds ,
Hugo Million , was placed on the janitor's pay
roll at $50 per month.
It was decided by the board to have all its
plumbing and painting done by contract and
the secretary was authorized to advertise for
proposals for the same.
It was decided that no stoves , desks or
other furniture bo movcu or replaced
in the different school houses
without special aU ion of the board or per
mission from one of its members.
It was decided to build the proposed elec
tric light towers at the high school grounds
of gaso pipe , provided the city council made
arrangements for paying half of thu expense
of same.
A special committee of seven were ap
pointed by the chair to examine and report
on the plans now before the board for a six
teen room building on the high school
grounds , said committee to report at an ad
journed meeting one week from last night.
A motion awarding the architects , F. M.
Ellis , Fowler & Beindorff.aml 1) . Fisher , first ,
second and third prizes respectively for
plans was read by request. Mr. Felton said
this action did not bind the board to use
these plans. Mr. Copeland agreed witli him
and said that many weru opposed to the erco-
tion of a separate building on the high
school grounds. An addition to the present
imilding was more desirable. Mr. Livcsoy
said a different building was wanted from
that needed a \ ear ago.
Mr. Felton presented a resolution rescind
ing so much of the committee report adopted
by the board March 14 , 16S7 , as would imply
an obligation on the part of this board to use
the plans ot F. M. Ellis for the proposed six
teen room building on the high school
A special committee of thrco were ap
pointed to look after the heating and ventila
tion of the school buildings , particularly the
now ones.
The president and secretary of the board
were instructed to draw u warrant iu favor
of school district No. ! H for the amount duo
them in adjustment ; also for the Third Con-
gi'egatlonal church for lot and building pur-
clfased from them last year. The secretary
was authorized to pay to Milton Kogers
$ S.r > 00 for lots in block 13 , West Omaha. The
balance duo E. T. Lewis for Forrest school
site was ordered paid. Double windows were
ordered in the high school room occupied by
Miss Maxwell and for the Long school.
The superintendent of instruction was
directed to shorten at his discretion the noon
intermission of the suburban schools.
The board decided to either compel Sul
livan Bros , to furnish n competent man for
one week , at their expense , or if necessary ,
at the expense of the board , to run the fur
nace in the Park school , and ascertain
whether the furnace is adequate to heat the
building , or if the fault lies with the Janitor.
The committee on manual training. .Messrs.
Copeland and Sholes , presented their third
annual report showing the work done by the
manual trah.lng department of the high
school during the past year. It was claimed
that it was not the intention of the depart
ment to turn out mechanics from this school ,
but to familiarize the pupils with the use of
tools , to train the e.vo ami hand to work
together and to develop their self-reliance.
They claimed that the expenses of this de
partment are no greater than those for main
taining any other department in the high
school. The total expenses the past year
were $ lli.0. The department of domestic
economy was spoken of and in case of its
proving as successful ns the manual training
department it was intended in the future to
give Instruction in the sowing , cutting and
fitting of garments. The report was ac
cepted and ordered printed.
Tile following report was submitted by
Superintendent James : "I desire to report to
the board that in my judgment it is not ad
visable to maintain a school at the Davenport
building. Thu entire number enrolled in
that school up to this time is only twenty-
three pupils. And the daily attendance this
term has averaged less than fourteen. As
nearly all these pupils can attend other
schools , and have attended them this year , in
my Judgment this should bo discontinuedand
unless I am otherwise instructed , 1 shall
close the school.
I wish also to report that night schools
have been opened in seven buildings , a
follows : Long school , CO pupils and S teach
ers ; Irani school , M pupils and 2 teachers ;
Cass school , 100 pupils and a teachers ;
Leavenworth school , SI pupils and 2 teachers ;
Center school , 07 pupils and 3 teachers ;
Castellar school , 102 pupils and 3 teachers ;
Bancroft school , ! ! tl pupils and 1 teacher ;
Total , 1)07 pupils and 10 teachers.
I have assumed authority to instruct the
teachers of these schools to receive all who
apply for admission without regard to ago ,
unless they are already attending some day
school , publlo or prlvato. I have supposed
that it was not the intention of the board to
establish night schools for those who are able
lo attend school in the day time.
From the reports that como to mo I am led
to believe that the night schools are proceed
ing with unusual success. The attendance
1ms been largo and the attention to work
excellent. "
The special order of business for the
evening was the election of a successor to
Mr. Blackburn. Augustus Pratt was placed
in nomination by Mr. Clark ; C. S. Stebblns
by Mr. Kelly , and C. B. Schmidt , of the
Equitable Trust company , hi' Mr. Sholes.
The first ballot stood : PrattU , Stebbins3 ,
Schmidt 0. Eight ballots beingnecessary for
the election of a nominee the voting contin
ued up to the twenty-seventh ballot be
fore an election was declared. This ballot
resulted In the casting of ten votes , all for
Mr. Pratt. Ho was then declared elected
and thu board adjourned to Getty's for
The Urinal Crush at lloyd's to Sec
A very largo and almost boisterously en
thusiastic audience was in attendance at
Boyd's last night to see the inimitable Dixie
in Adonis. But to accord the premier per
former In this grand olla podrida of hyper
bolic nonsense all the pralso would bo unjust ,
as Thcrburt Gresham , who represented the
polished villain , George W. Howard , the
father of the village maiden , and Amelia
Summervllle , Uosetto herself , are entitled to
all duo commendation. This quartette com
poses the originals who mndo "Adonis" what
it is , and continue to preserve it as ono ol
the funniest and most popular of all comical
extravaganzas. For a period George For-
tcsquu impersonated the role of the simple
village- maiden , and it must bo ttaldlhnt Sum-
nicrvlllo , whllo she Is very funny In her
crude gesticulations and rural exclamations ,
could not hold n candlo' to him. Adonis to
day with nil its innovations , its new
novelties , hits and gags cannot be compared
with the conglomeration in Its original form ,
Still It is supremely good and draws every
where like a porous plaster. Dixoy's songs
and dances , his graceful fents of prestidigi
tation , his good looks and Indescribable mim
icry never fall to bring down the house.
His Henry Irving "lake-olT" Is , as of yore ,
Immense , but his vocall/ation seems to ho a
trillo on the wane. Howard , too , Is some
what of an Imitator , and his Jefferson Ian
Hip Van Wlnklo always evokes tremendous
applause. Before closing It may not como
mal apropos to airaln refer to last night's
splendid auditory. Every seat down stairs
was occupied and the balcony and gallery
looked as If they were overrun , Manager
Boya was about to dust off the "standing
room only" placard when the great crush
ceased and the curtain went up.
Oinnhu'H Slice Immense Attendance
of Scholars.
County Superintendent of Schools Hruncr ,
has completed his apportionment for the year
ISbS , and has sent out tabulated statements
to the secretaries of the board of school di
rectors of the .respective districts similar to
the appended , which refers in part to the
schools of Omaha :
Oflleo of County Superintendent , Douglas
County To .1. B , Piper , Secretary of School
District No. 1 : 1 hereby certify that there is
now in the county treasury school moneys
subject to apportionment and divided as fol-
fows :
Amount certified by state superin
tendent $ 2:1,185.01 :
Amount from fines and licenses. , . . lti05.X ( )
Amount from dog tax . , l.oo
Amount from all other sources. . . . -11.71
Total amount to bo apportioned. . ? 2lNti.O.'i :
Number of districts entitled to share in ap
portionment 51' . Number of children in
districts entitled to share , 10,411.
One-fourth divided equally among Ijljt , ' dis
tricts gives to each district .M'-0.f > 5.
Three-fourths , divided equally among 10,411
children , gives to each .lCi ! > 5. Number of
children in district No. 1 Is Itl.ia.V Your pro
rata share therefore is J15b27.34 ; your share
of the one-fourth is ? 1'0.55 ; total amount
apportioned to your district , $15,11-17.69.
.1. B. BitrNiiH ,
County Superintendent.
The Press Cluh's ICeception ,
The Omaha Press club held their first
reception at their now rooms in the new
Byers building last night and the affair was
a great success. Henry E. Dlxey , who has
a world wide reputation as "Adonis" was
present and favored thu audience witU
some of his best selections. Prof.
Franko rendered a number of his favorites ,
while Professor Sully , of Council Bluffs ,
charmed his hearers with his comic recita
lions. Thcro were about two hundred per
sons in attendance. Among the number was
Mayor Broatch , and other officials. Mr ,
Dixcy was chosen god father of the club.
Perhonal Paragraphs.
P. Martel.of Cedar Hapids , la. , is at the
E. S. lcClure , of Crcston , la. , is at the
A. C. Colton , of Beatrice , Neb. , is nt the
D. V. Shaw , of Fullerton , Neb. , is at the
F. Hallgrion , of Holdrego , Neb. , is at the
John Newban , of Wahoo , Neb. , is at the
F. Armstrong , of Iowa City , la. , is at the
W. F. White , of Lincoln , Neb. , is at the
Thomas II. Thorp , of DCS Moines , la. , is at
the Millard.
H. S. Li'ipencott , of Lincoln , Neb. , is at
the Milhird.
O. H. Echbaugh , of Holdrcge , Neb. , is at
the Windsor.
Mrs. .1. T. Aitchison , of Hastings7Nob. , is
at the Paxton.
Hichard Block , of Nebraska City , Neb. , is
at the Millard.
Frank E. Helvey , of Nebraska City , Nob. ,
is at the Millard.
Mrs. O. B. Willard , of Loup City , Neb. ,
was at the Millard yesterday.
Miss Loula McLaughlin , of Blair , Neb , ,
was at the Paxton yesterday.
C. A. Coobeighlv , ot the U. S. A. , with
headquarters at Kock Springs , is at the
Messrs. H. E. Wiggonhorn , H. C. Scott
and G. J. Katlsback , of Ashland , Neb. , are at
the Millard.
Alfred Williams and wife and twenty mem
bers of the Dixcy combination are at the
Hotel Barker.
Arthur E. Marriott , stuwart of the Hotel
Barker , has retui ned after an absence of sev
eral weeks at his former homo in Detroit.
The OhioKlcctfon Frauds.
Coi.UMHfs , Jan. 10. [ Special Telegram to
the Bui : . ] The tally sheet forgery cases that
have made Columbus notorious for several
years have broken out in a new place. A pe
tition has been prepared at the instance of
AlleirO. Myers , ono of the persons indicted ,
for beginning a suit in damages fixed at
$50,000 against the citizens' committee that
worked up the evidence submitted to the
grand jury at its last Hitting. Mr. Myers
thinks his name has been injured to that
amount. Outside the little cotcrio that have
n personal interest In the failure of the forgery
prosecutionstho pro posed action of Mr. Myers
is looked upon as a bluff to cover up some
bicger game that lies concealed in the bushes.
The day fixed for the opening of the trial is
fast approaching , and there is already it rat
tling of dry bones. The citizens' committee ,
against whom prosecution is made , is made
up of the business men of the city , both dem
ocrats and republicans , and the ovldenco they
have gathered against the gang that did the
"lino work" on the tally sheets is simply
overwhelming. For over a year they worked
under cover , expending $10,1100 in securing
pointers and testimony , that they say can
not bo shaken or bluffed by Mr. Myers' damage -
ago suit. The hand in thu proposed libel case
is that of Allen O. Myers , but the voicu be
hind it is supposed to be that of somebody
The Fororn ; on Trial.' Jan. 10 , The second trial of
the tally sheet forgery cases began to-day in
the United States district court before Judge
Woods. The first trial was hold in July last ,
the jury having been unable to agree. The
jury was completed this afternoon and the
court adjourned for the day.
A sensational incident supposed to have a
hearing on these cases that occurred late to
day. Saturday Judgu Woods received an
anonymous letter , stating that ho was en
gaged in thu prosecution of innocent men ,
and threatening him with assassination.
Late this afternoon the Judge received
through the mall a small lmof the kind in
which slate pencils are packed. The letter
had put the judge on his guard and ho
handled the box cautiously , but opened it
sufficiently to get a glimpse of two percussion
caps. Ho turned the box over to the police
for Investigation. It was taken to the station
house and will bo opened to-morrow.
Mrxlrnn Murderers Lynched.
GALVKSTON , Tex. , Jan. 10. A special from
Cahlwoll to the News says : A mob gained
entrance to the jail hero last night for
the purpose of lynching thrco Mexican
charged with the murder of a planter named
Alford suvural days ago , Pa/o , ono of Iho
prisoners , confessed. The mob found the
murderers in the cell with a negro whom
they commanded to throw the Mexicans out
of the cell ono by ono. The negro ejected
Pazo and another Mexican , both of whom
were shot. The mob then retired.
The ISrltiih Admiralty.
LONDON , Jan , 10. The St. James Gnzctto
nnounccH the resignation of Lord Charles
Bcrcsford , junior lord of the admiralty , and
says other changes in Iho admiralty oifieo
are probable.
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Blnlno In Venice. .
Vr.sicn , Jan. 10. James G. Blnlno has ar
rived hero and will remain some time.
A comparison of the mulls across the
Atlantic and 1'ucillo shows Unit the nmvs
of nn event In Sinyuporo reuehod Now
York by the 1'uoille route ouu tiny
t CAlU/l.SLi :
I to IN Taken Wllh a Congestive Attach
While KntliiK Dinner.
WASIUNOTDX , Jan -Speaker Carlialo
has not been well for several days. This
evening , while nt dinner at the Klggs house ,
ho was taken suddenly and seriously III and
reached his room with the utmost difficulty.
Dr. Sewers was called In , who pronounced
It an attack of u congestive order and
administered medicine and advised the
speaker to keep quiet for several days , as ho
was In great need of rest mid his nervous
system greatly Impaired , Thu lllneso of C'ur
lisle will doubtless prevent him from presid
ing over the house for the next few days.
t a. m. The speaker Is somewhat Improved
nntl the high fever that he had early in Iho
evcninghas slightly abated.
A Pennsylvania Desperado Hind's the
"U'n.LUMsroUT , Pa. , Jau. 10. A forgery
was traced to Frank Gordon and James
Hlhklo Saturday last. Hlnklo was arrested
but Gordon swore ho would never bo taken
alive. Saturday night ho was traced by of
licet * to the house of Maggie Tale , with
whom ho has been living. The officers du
manded admission , but Maggie came to the
window with n revolver and threatened to
shoot the first man who attempted to enter.
Guards were placed around the house to
prevent escape , and so the ulght passed.
Crowds gatheied to-day and urged the police
and sheriff to break in , but they would not
mid were roundly hissed. When darkness
came Sunday special officers relieved those
on duty the night before. Do/ens of citizens
volunteered to lend n sally on the house , but
their services were declined , and HO for
two nights and days the men and women
alone have defied the entire police
force and the sheriff with his posse , Gordon
is a desperado and served time for murder.
The officers finally gave up the contest , as It
was reported Gordon had said Saturday night
110 was going to Philadelphia , though It is
said to-night Gordon was seen to day In the
back yard of Maggie's house.
A Very ICmpty Honor.
Dis : Moivn-s la. , Jan. tO. In the joint
caucus to-night of democratic members of
the legislature it was decided to glvo the
honor of the nomination of United States
senator to Captain T. J. Anderson , of Knoxville -
ville , late democratic candidate for governor.
No nominations are made for state printer or
binder , as thu democrats will move to have
the office abolished or the mode of conduLt-
ing it changed.
The Child Kleptomaniac Again Comes
to the l-Yont.
Sacramento Uee , .Ism. ! ) : The Hee ro-
eontly published nn account of the ex
ploits of Amy Coo ! ; , llio twelve-year-old
kloptniimiiic , who hiis committed n num
ber of small robberies with : iU the skill
and eunniiif , ' peculiar to those- affected
with her form of insanity. Since hot-
lute arrest hho has boon 'imprisoned at
the homo of her piirontH , and it is suid ,
chained to a hod. On Saturday niorn-
iiif' , however , Iho child succeeded in
breaking the chain about half way ils
length. She proceeded to to her 'fath
er's bed-room , secured the key to hur
mentieles , and was boon free 'of them.
She then look U , > cents and wont to n
restaurant tmd breakfasted. She
next proceeded to the Stale.
Houses hotel , and entered the parlor of
the hotel. B. B. Brown , the proprietor ,
observed the child , but stippo-eci lior to
bo the daughter of Mrs. MeKime , a
Rtiest of the hotel. Amy played about ,
the parlor , when Mrs. Ih-own and Mrs.
McKunu went to lunch. When Mrs.
Brown returned to her room she found
that it hud been rolludas ) her jowelory
and ether articles were scattered nil
about. She informed her husband and
expressed the belief that the strange
girl had committed the theft. Mr.
Brown called the girl into a parlor and
closely questioned her. She gave her
ntuno as Annie- Wells , and said her
father , who resided in the suburbs , lia
loft her at the hotel while he made noun1
ptireluibcs down town. She told tin.
story so plain , htraiyhtfonvard wa\
that Mr. Brown believed her' ' :
and allowed her to depart. Thojj
only articles whieh Mrs. Brown missodJQ
was a pui--e containing a small 11111011111"-
of change , and a baby's bracelet , to'- '
whieh had boon attached coins ofr- ,
various denominations. In a Miort"
time Mrs. MeKuno wont to her room tt
and found that slio , too , had been
robbed , aa her purse , continuing about ,
iivo dollars , was missinir. Brown then i
went to the station house , gave a de
scription of "Annie Wells" and the r
police at onro know that Amy Cook waf.
at liberty and gratifying her morbid
desire to steal. Search was at once '
inaugurated for the ehild , and nho was
found on an uptown street by her father.
She ran when hho saw her parent , but
was captured and taken homo. All the
stolen articles wore found in her
possession , except 81.CO of the money.
She had given SI to a trump and lifty
cents to a small boy. Mr. Cook at oue'e
offered to make i > oed the amount taken
by liis unfortunate child.
Hunting-Alligators in Florida.
St. Louis Globe Democrat : The host
and most common modi ) to hunt them is
by Hushing their eyes at night , the
Mime as doer-stalking. Two generally
hunt together in a eanoo , one bitting in t
the stern paddling the other standing ' ,
111 the bow with a bull's eye fastened lo "
liis head. They move on cautiously , ,
the ono in front coach ing the course by
blow motions of Iho hand. Ilistl u warn
ing hand is upraised , the motion of the
paddle cases , and the eanoo glides on
almost imperceptibly , the slight ripple
at the bow being the only sound heard.
The one with the rilloall-calibre Wia-
ehcplot1 , slowly raises his weapon , peering -
ing expectantly forward , now to onesido
then another. Suddenly a gleam is seen
ahead like a coal of tire shining through
the darkness , and the upraised
Taken altogether the case is a moil
curious one. Jn the fir-it place , although
the ammonia was thu only tiling that
could possibly huvo saved Mist Jordan's /
life , yet no physician would have boon !
justified in prescribing it , A fortunate
accident was fated to accomplish that
whieh the imperfect medical 'art could
not do.
The false membrane itself is the only
ono of the ki..d known in the hiitory of
medicine. It is large in M/.O and pecu
liar in shape. The rapid formation of
it is a pir//.lo to the physician.
As for the young woman , aside from
a slight soreness of the throat , she has
entirely recovered.
A man in Boone county , Kentucky ,
wenl to liis hlnhlu after dark to mill ; a.
cow. IIo mistook a mule for the cow ,
and in consequence was kicked almost
to death.
In Bogota there are no carriages
which can go through the streets , or ,
rather , there are no streets which car
riages can { fo through. The streets are
HO paved that the gutters are in the (
Children Cry for Pitcher's ' Castorja.
When natjy wag lclc , WH gavei her Castorfa.
When hu wiw a Child , blio crloU for Ciuitorla , ff
When him liccnmu MUj , pho clunt' to Custorla ,
Y.IJIMI BIU baJ ChfiJrui , IIQ Kavu them Cojitorla.