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TO CORRESPONDfiXTS.. . Alt eommmiir.ft!Ions r<Tf~Yliis imnernhonkl bo nftcom- »|»ft(«1 by thenawro of iii« million noc fteccss.-iHiy M IMibllolit.fon.bnl us mi evidence of pood fiilth on the -r>firr. o 1 ' \hcVrhrr. Writ..' only on nna sldi- of flip frit fc-jr. Bofmttlunhirlrr.mvfnlmglvliiKimmcsamldaiff irthave tnctettorHftnrl figures nlRlnnnddistinct. Prop cr namt!8 nre of ton dlflloiiUto decipher, hncnuaeof tut cftfoless manner in \vl\Ic.li th«y are written. Tlirc Siberian railway, shortly to be cone true tod, will prove on immense step 1n Rust-la's advance. The close relations into which it will bring America •with a much talkcd-of.but littlo known, Country, can not help, in the ordinary course of events, being beneficial to the •cause of liberal progress. THE death of Justice Miller recalls the fact that in the last four years, savo for a short period last spring, there has not boon •» full bench of the Unitod States Supremo Court Justice Wood's long illness came first. Then Chief Justice Waito's death was followed by that of Justico Mathcws, and now Justice Miller's demise. ••OLD TOM tJeftth ot ili* TIIKIJE is no Swiss race ir> the sanlfe •sense as there is a French, a German or an Italian race. Of every 1,000 citizens of Switzerland, 703 speak German, 226 French 55 Italian and 17 Romansch. They are all Swiss in their devotion to their fatherland, and yet the Ticinesois .as purely Italian as the Milanese, and Ahe Genevan is as French as the Paris- Ian. A rnoMiNHNT New Jersey cranberry- grower says that the Now Jersey berries this year are unusually fine, and will bring 84 per bushel. Jersey berries can ,1)0 kept in good condition from now until May or Juno of next year, with littlo or no shrinkage, and no loss to tho own- i«er. Cranberries are grown in the poorest lands of the country, but yield a large profit. • TIIK swooping character of the political change in Japan is indicated by the fact that of the 229 members of tho new Parliament just elected, 114 are Radicals, 55 Independents and only 4 Conservatives. It is very evident that Japan is upon the brink of a great transformation in its system of government and, rosuHantly, in its social and economic conditions. LAST year's floods sent about 400,000,000 feet of lumber down the Susquohanna, and a lumberman's exchange was organized at Columbia to reap some benefit from logs caught. To-day they have 10,000,000 feet of lumber in stock in tho yards of their sawmill, and to date the •exchange has divided $300,000 among its members. It is estimated tho profits will roach 8500,000. STARR." lr»mbd» rtnillftl* Bofdft* Katengti tot Ills Father'* Murderer Vears Ago, tte Slays Seventy Chorokoeft— Ml* Fattlolputlon In Several Hlff Kobberlea. MUSKOOKE, I. T., Oct. 94.— "Old Tom Starr," one of the moat remarkable desperadoes in this country, is dead. He was a Cherokee Indian, six feet four inches in height, straight as an arrow, and at the time of his death was nearly 80 years of age. This remarkable man camo west with his father when tho Cherokees were removed to this part of tho country. A bitter feud arose over tho sale of the house of the red man east of the Mississippi between two factions known as the Ridge and Ross parties. "Old Tom's" father belonged to the Ridges. Ho was shot down in his own door by a party of tho enemy. Tom killed three of the party on the spot, and then ho began a war on tho enemy, in which seventy people, as estimated by tho Cherokee council, were slain by him. About fifteen years ago fcho Cherokee council entered into a treaty with Tom, since which compromise ho had lived a quiet andox- emplary life. During the days of his warfare againsl his Indian foe there were many deeds of .desperate daring placed to his credit. Uy him a tax collector in Crawford County, Ark., was over taken in the mountains, murdered and robbed of $10,000. Watt Grayson a Cherokee, was robbed of $32,000 and a subsequent suit against tho Gov ernment to recover the money de volopod "Old Tom" as tho brains of the gang who did the nea job in a most romantic way, aided by th< cunning of Bill Reed. After tho rob bery Rood wont to Texas, where he met a tragio death. Belle Starr and Tom quarreled over the Grayson booty. Belle married Sam, Tom's pet son, to spite "Old Tom" and his wife. Three years ago, >Sam Starr and Bill West, cousins, killed each otber in a duel over family matters, and a littlo later Belle Starr was shot, while on horseback, near her home in "Youngor's Bend," presumably by friends of her husband, who believed she conspired with West to kill him. "Old Tom" would talk freely of his deeds iu revenge of his father's death but ho jrarely spoke of his other exploits. RELIEVED OF THEIR CASH. THEIIE is an effort in New York to have postal parcels delivery on the Parisian plan. In Paris one may leave •n overcoat, an umbrella, or any sort of A parcel at the nearest postal station, certain that for 25 cents it will be delivered by a Government messenger •within two hours. The nearest postal station is usually the next tobacconist's, and that is fairly sure to be on tho next corner. SIMULTANEOUSLY with the reports of the great scarcity of fruit that prevails in all the Eastern States comes the welcome information that the fruit crop of '•California has proved to be tho most •enormous ever known on the fertile Pa• (Bific coast. Not only have immense quantities boen shipped East, but tho . output of packed, dried and canned fruit is expected to exceed that of any \ previous year. 'THE following story comes from Africa: On the west coast of that country has boon discovered a bush, the seeds of which yield a yellowish fat of a very agreeable nutty flavor, which might bo used as a substitute for butter. It solidifies like butter, and contains no acids •which cause it to become rancid. If the plant can be domesticated in this conn- 'try, no homo will be complete without ;its butter bush. Three Men Plunder tlm Passengers on a Santa Fa Train In New Mexico—They Secure About $1,500. Socoiiuo, N. M., Oct. 24.—Thursday morning as the south-bound train on the Santa Fe pulled out of Socorro three men were seen to step on board. After the train had passed San Antonio these strangers entered the Pullman sleeper, locked the doors, then drew their guns on the porter and conductor and relieved them of their surplus cash. They then introduced themselves to the passengers, going through most of them and making quite a haul. They lumped from the train on the Basque do Apache grant, taking to the hills. It is estimated that they got 81,500. The thine was done so quietly that very few on the train knew what had happened. The robbers were dressed as cowboys, and had evidently tried to disguise themselves as much as possible. The description of them as given by trainmen tallies with the appearance of two very hard characters who have been hanging around this section for several weeks. Tho officers of the road have offered a reward of §1,000 for their arrest. Parties of deputies have started indifferent directions, and it is thought that it will bo impossible for them to escape. ENGLAND'S NEEDY. F<iYort»ble Reception of OenerM Booth** Plan for Itclievlng Bistre**, HI Outlined in Hi Hook, "Darkest England.*' I LONPON, Oofc. 22.—The new scheme of ! General Booth for the relief of the lower orders of the people in thla country is meeting with general sympathy in the press, the sentiment entertained toward him being one of encouragement for good work by an eccentric man, which is likely to result in much good, even if it does not achieve all that its author hopes for it. Tho book, "Darkest England and tho Way Out of It," is written graphically and is characterized by groat moderation and restraint. The writer invites criticism on his proposals or tho suggestion of alternative plans. General Booth proposes to employ $500,000 to start tho proiect, to provide tho "homes" and houses of relief all over tho Kingdom which form part of his scheme, etc., and to use the remainder of t,ho 555,000,000 which he is trying to raise as a permanent endowment fund, which shall realise &150,000 annually, to bo expended in carrying out the various divisions of his labor In addition to his "rescue work" on farms, etc., for outcasts, whom he estimates to constitute a full tenth of the population, and'Whom he calls "tho submerged tenth," General Booth proposes, from tho ranks of the unemployed to form a "household salvage corps" or "wasto-not-want-not brigade," which shall undertake a house-to-house collection throughout London of broken victuals, cast-off clothing, old newspapers, and whatever is generally thrown away. Out of this ho intends to make up supplies for his rescued poor and outcast. Tho newspapers comment at great length upon the plan. Tho opinion is generally favorable to a trial of tho scheme. Tho book has made a profound impression upon all classes, and to many it is a revelation of a condition of affairs undreamed of by them. There are many ingenious details in the scheme, which could only have been devised by a man thoroughly experienced in the needs of the poor. Of the book, which has only just boen issued, 12,000 copies have already been sold. The subscriptions to the fund of $5,000,000 asked for are pouring in from all parts of Great Britain. The list of subscribers at Salvation headquarters numbers 8,000. General Booth says that with the funds already pledged the beginning of the work will be made at once. A NOTCH LOWER. Nelson Acnin Bertuces His Record by a Half Second—The Famous Maine Stul- llon Makes a Mile on the Cambridge City (Ind.) Track in 3:10 3-4. CAMBKIUGE CITY, Ind., Oct. 32.—Nelson, the Maine phenomenon, knocked half a second off his mile mark made at Terre Haute on the Cambridge City track Tuesday, and put the world's stallion record at 2:10%, where neither Axtell nor Staraboul is likely to touch it for a year or so at least. The great THE LAKE FRONT* falf Directors take 8tep« to Ue- gtii thu Woilc at Filling And Piling At On«e. CrriOAQo, Oct. S3.-—Tuesday night tho world's fair directors ordered tho work of filling tmd piling the Lake Front to begin as soon as contracts can be let. About sixty acres of tho submerged lands will bo used. The ways and means committee reported to the board that the submerged land on tho Lake Front could bo filled and piled for loss than §700,000, and pledged itself to provide $300,000 for that purpose. Tho contract will bo lot November 1. Tho joint committee on bureaus has agreed on tho following list! Uiu-eau of installation, which will Include manufacturers; agriculture, with departments of llvo stoelt and horticulture; mines and mining; machinery and oledtrlctty; education, covering engineering, public worlts, architecture, ethnology, arelitcology, progress of labor anrtinventton; fine arts, Including dccoratlvo art; railway exhibits ami other means oi transit; admissions; protection and public com tort, police, lire department, etc., information to visitors), guides and Interpreters; publicity and promotion; transportation. Tho sub-committee of the committee on classification, which has boen at work with Professor Blake for tho past ton days, has submitted a report reviewing the eritiro work of the committee, and making an estimate of tho number of acres of floor space and of uncovered ground required for tho various displays in tho exposition, as follows: Department A—Agricultural Hall, 15 acres Department B—Horticultural Hall, 5 acres; outside space, 25 acres. Department C—Live stock, 100 acres; noestl mate on buildings. Department D—Fisheries, 9 acres. Department 10—Mineral Palace, 5 acres. Department If—Machinery Hall, 2J acres. Department G—Transportation, 20 acres, be Bides open space. Department H—Electrical Palace, 4 acres. Department J —Manufacturers' Palace, 2S acres. Department K—Pine arts gallery, 5 acres. Department L and M—One building, 5 acres PETE M'CARTNEY DEAD. The Famous Counterfeiter Expires In tho Ohio 1'eiiltontlary. COLUMBUS, O., Oct. 22.—Pete McCartney, the famous counterfeiter, widely known as "The King of the Counterfeiters," died at the Ohio penitentiary Tuesday, aged 00. He was a United States prisoner, convicted tho last time at New Orleans in 1888. [McCartney was known as an expert counterfeiter a third of a century ago, and previous to the war put afloat vast quantities of State bank notes and State bonds. When the war came the National banks and the new green back notes opened a new field for him, and hd worked it vigorously and successfully. He coun terf eited almost every bond and note put out by tho Government, and his operation" reached far into the millions. At about the time of the outbreak of the rebellion a largo number of spurious greenbacks made their appearance In the East. The notes were of such excellent •workmanship that McCartney was at once suspected of the job he having given evidence of his ability in that direction. United States secret service men wore put to work and McCartney was located, acting as a sutler In the Union army. A Provost-Marshal took him in charge and took him In Irons to St.. Louis from the front. Once in the city Pete persuaded hia captor that the irons were unnecessary. These body, toes, con- Mrs. THE PETtjt TftlAL, Damaging J3»ldence Aaalnat the Aconled Brought Out on Wednesday. CaAvWOttHsviM/ffi, Ind., Oct. as.-— In the Pottit case Wednesday five witnesses were examined and some itn* portant evidence obtained. All the witnesses were with Mrs. Pettit during her convulsions and testified aa to their characteristics — stiffened clinched hands, turned-down distorted face and perfect sclousness during the agony. Annie Francis saw Rev. Mr. Pettit give oil to Mrs. Pettit half an hour before his wife's death and observed him stir it with a spoon. He would allow no one to assist. On cross-examination she said both Pettit and wife faced those in the room when the oil was given. During his lamentation just after his wife's death Pcttit's voice was so heartless and feigned that it chilled tho witness. Mrs. Lottie Hawthorn testified that Mrs. Whiteheadsug- gested the consultation of- physicians and Pettit urged it, but Dr. Yeagor demurred, saying ho understood the case thoroughly, and would not call Dr. Black for some time. Mrs. Hawthorn talked with Pettifc about his actions with Mrs, \Vhitchoad, and ho said he wished to marry her at once to gob a home for his littlo daughter. A SHOCKING CRIME. A Young Mn 11 In Mlchlg-jui, Actuated by Greed, Suspected of Having Killed Ilia Father. CKOSWKLL, Mich., Oct. 23.—News of ihe most horrible murder ever committed in the Thumb was received here Wednesday night. Tuesday morning the body of William Swader, of Adams' Corners,was found in his barnyard with his head full of shot, the skull crushed and other terrible marks of violence. Evidence points to his son as the perpetrator, and he was arrested and placed in the Huron County jail at Bad Axe to await trial at tho next term of court. An attributed cause of tho crime is tho estate. The son had an dea that a portion of tho property would become his should tho old man die without a will, and in no other way. The victim of his child's brutality leaves a family of nine children. WISCONSIN TRAGEDIES. TIIR plan to connect tho city of Pittsburgh with Lake Erio by a ship canal ia •taking definite form, and tho time is probably not far distant when tho onco smoky town will endeavor to reduce the growing prestige of Cleveland and Buffalo by competing with these cities for some portion of tho lake carrying trade, as well as by acquiring the greater advantage of laying down Lake Superior ores at the doors of its furnaces, without .breaking bulk, WOMEN TO MEET. IT has rec tntly been itscertained, at least distinguished astroromors so avor, that Mars is not a played out planot, but has an atmosphere, water and seasons like tho earth. But Mars is better supplied with moons than the inhabitants of this mundane sphere, having twice tho number, but they are "little ones for a cent." Their diameter is about ton •miles, the planot itself being 4.500 miles in diameter. Mars has a, day of twenty, four hours, and thirty-seven minutes in length. ______«___ I JUDGKS Mir.i.Eit and Field received their commissions as members of tho .United States Supreme Court from President Lincoln. Judge Bradley was appointed by President Grant, Judge Ilar- lan by President Hayes, Judges Gray and Blatchford, by President Arthur-, Judge Lamar and Chief-Justice Fuller by President Cleveland, and Jud^o Brewer by President Harrison. The court may, therefore, bo said to ropro- :eent the bust judgment of every Prosi- i cdent ainco Buchanan, save only Gar- Aeld. The First Triennial Gathering of tho Nn- tionul Council t« J5e Held In Washington Noxt February. CHICAGO, Oct. 24. —Miss Francis E. Willard, president of tbo National Council of Women of the United States, has issued a circular concerning tho first triennial meeting of tho council, which will be held February 1, 1891, at Washington. Eleven of the most important National organizations of women in the country have joined the council since its formation in tho spring of 188S. All National organizations of women interested in tho advancement of woman's work in education, philanthropy, reform and social culture are solicited, to send delegates to tho February meeting. May Wright Sewall, of B43 North Pennsylvania street, Indianapolis, the corresponding secretary of the council, will furnish all information concerning tho February Electing. feat was witnessed by fully 10,000 people When the horse appeared upon the track he was received with vociferous cheers. His driver and owner wasted little time in preliminary work. Tho stallion was working in magnificent form as he passed under the wire, gliding over the ground like a perfect piece of machinery. Over tho first quarter he sped in 33}^ seconds, and when he reached the half there was a subdued murmur of wonder, for the stop-watches showed that 1:05% had elapsed. He had trotted tho quarter in a 2:05 gait, He passed the third quarter post at 1:38% and then followed the finest, finish ever seen on an Indiana track. The running mate came thundering up behind, and at the sound of his hoof the noble stailion'shot forward like an arrow from the bow. The people saw the movement and arose breathlessly in their seats. In another instant Nelson rushed under tho wire triumphant in 3:10% and a mijfhty shout went up as j wa s the crowd realized what had been done. Old horsemen yelled themselves hoarse, threw their hats frantically in the air, pounded each other over the shoulders, and laughed and cried in their excitement. A grand rush was made for the track, and C. H. Nelson, tho owner of the horse, was pulled from his sulky and carried to the stand for a speech. Too happy himself to talk, he yet managed to thank the people for their sympathy and promised to try it again to-morrow, with hopes of even bettor results. | incumbrances removed, the prisoner embraced the first opportunity to make a run for It and succeeded In getting away. He then went West to Colorado and renewed his operations. So dangerous did his productions of that date become that the Government actually withdrew, at great trouble and expense, an entire issue o-f the genuine notes, McCartney having counterfeited this one issue so successfully that the fraud, was hardly ever detected until the notes reached the Treasury Department at Washington.] Two Husbands Kill Their Wives and Talt« Their Own Lived. OSHKOSJI, . Wis., Oct. 23. — William Galow, a German laborer, shot and killed his wife here Wednesday and then committed suicide. Domestic infelicity is the cause. Both were over 50 years of age and leave eight children. KKWAUNEE, Wis., Oct. 23. -Albert Ludermeyer, a young farmer livinp near Casco, Kewaunee County, quarrele( with his wife, a bride of a few weeks in regard to the quantity of potatoes they should put in for the winter. Lu dermeyer grew insanely angry at hii young helpmeet and seizing his rifli shot her dead as she ran from the house. Ludermeyer then put tho muz zle of the weapon to bis head and blew his brains out. VIRTUALLY A FREE MAN. A BULLET IN MIS BRAIN. Architect; Mullett, by Jll-ttertlth ntld flltiflelftl Commit* Snloide at Washington. WASHiSaToN, Oct. 21.""A. B. Mullett* 6ne of the best known architects of thia city and (or many years Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department, shot himself Monday evening at his residence. Ho had been in poor health for a long time, suffering from rheumatic and other complaints, but it 'Is thought financial trouble was tho chief cause of Mr. Mul- lott's act. Monday evening he waa feeling poorly and his wife went downstairs to got him some beef tea. She had hardly reached the foot of the stairs when she heard a pistol shot and rushing back found hor husband gasping for breath, with the blood oozing from a wound in his head. A doctor was immediately summoned, but Mr. Mullott died in a few minutes. Later in tho evening the coroner was summoned, and after an examination of tho body gave a verdict.of death from suicide due to melancholia. The remains of Mr. Mullett will probably be taken to Cincinnati for interment. Several years ago Mr. Mullett remarked to a frienc 1 that his death would, iltimately result tVom self-destruction, lo was told that ho ouirht not to think >f such things. "1 don't think of it," vas tho serious reply; "it comes with- uit my thinking." [Mr. Mullett was born In England fifty-six 'cars ago. Ho camo to this country when a -ounfj man, locating in Cincinnati. He wont o Washington In IStH, and was appointed to a Icrkship in tho offlce or tho Supervising Architect of tho Treasury under Secretary 3hase. After Secretary Chase's appointment ,o the Supreme Bench ho was promoted to the ' head of tbe Supervising Architect's office by Secretary McCullough, remaining in that position until President runt's second term, when ho resigned on account of a disagreement with Secretary Bris- ,ow. His only connection with Government work afterwards was as superintendent of ionstructlori of tho Chicago Government building. While Supervising Architect of ie Treasury he designed many of the largest and most Important public buildings throughout the United States, Including the State, War and Navy buildings in Washington, the New York post-office and public buildings in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati and other Important cities. After leaving tho Government service Mr. Mullett designed a great many private buildings in Washington and elsewhere. Among the more Important are the Baltimore Sun, Grand Army buildings and Dr. Hamtnond'9 hospital. Tho present sewerage system of tho District of Columbia was also planned by him. He also designed during his career as an architect the Astor House at Now York an6 the Tremont and Merchants' Exchange at Boston, While in tho Treasury Department Mr. Mullett enjoyed the confidence of his superiors, and during the war he was often detailed to carry large sums of money to distant points, though this was outside of his regular duty. After leaving the offlce of the Supervising Architect he Instituted suit against the United States for compensation for the design of the State, War and Navy buildings then in course of construction. This suit was decided against him some months ago by the court of claims. This decision weighed heavily on him and brought about a state of depression and despondency. One of Mr. Mullett's greatest ambitions some years ago was to bo commissioned to rebuild the central portion of the capitol •with marble, in keeping with the two wings, and to replace the present iron dome with on» of marble. FRUIT MARKET GLUTTED. Fruits KILLED IN A COLLISION. A Trainman Loses His Life and Four Others Are IJntlly Hurt Nei»r Juliet, III. JOWKT, 111., Oct. 23.—A collision occurred on tho Elgin, Joiiet & Eastern Outer Belt Line, just west of tbo trestle bridge, between an east-bound freight and a west-bound gravel train, causing tho death of Thomas Lawler, assistant foreman, and injuring four other men. David Davis was badly injured internally and will die. Thomas Davis had a shoulder broken, Joseph Bolas- nik's legs were broken and W. Welkor badly bruised. Tho engineers and firfimen of both trains jumped hi time to save their lives. The two engines climbed upon each other and wore badly smashed, while a dozen cars or more were completely wrecked. The collision was caused by a misunderstanding of orders. lawyer Billings, the Iow» Murderer, Out on » Writ of Habeas Corpus. iNDrcrENDKNCE, la., Oct. 23. — M. E. Billings, tho Waverly attorney convicted a year ago in the 'Blade Hawk ' County court of tho murder of W. S. Kingsley and sentenced to the penitentiary for life, was brought before Judge Noy in this city Wednesday night on a writ of habeas corpus. Judge Ney admitted him to bail in the sum of 85,000 to appear before Judge Lenehan at Waterloo November 3, and he was released on his own recognizance in view of the decision of the Supreme Court reversing tho finding of the lower court. It is almost certain that the case will bo dismissed when called up in Judge Lenehan's court and that Billings is now virtually a free man. The prosecution of this celebrated case baa cost Bremer County $18,000. KILLED HIMSELF. DIED A POOR MAN. Property Support A BIG DECLINE IN OIL. Apples, Grapes and California Plentiful In New YorU. NKW YOUR, Oct. 21.--Fruit is more abundant now than during the summer. Tho market is, in fact, glutted. New York State is supplying large quantities of Concord grapos and the crop promises an enormous yield. Prices ara low in consequence, about four cents per pound paid among the jobbers. Apples, too, are plentiful. Tho fruit is coming from Nova Scotia on the east to Missouri on the west, and from the Hudson river sections. California still supplies the East with almost every variety of hor delicious products. Peaches are cheapi On Saturday one auctioneer sold eleven carloads of fruit, which included 5,000 boxes of poaches. It is interesting to note that as cherries are shipped, from California in April it is thus seen that the Golden State furnishes this city with green fruit during each month of the year. LABOR'S HOSTS. DEATH IN A BLIZZARD. Siid Kate of a Young Girl in New Mexico —Loslnjj Her Way iu » Blinding Storm, She I'Yuc/.i-s to Death. RATON, N, M., Oct. 24. —Monday evening William Nich and his 10-year-old daughter wore going from Folsom to the ranch; tho girl was driving a team ahead while her father camo behind with apothor. They were overtaken by a blizzard when about half way home. The father reached home in safety and was horrified to find that his daughter had not yet arrived there. She had lost her way in tho blinding storm. The blizzard continued throughout the night, so little could be done iu searching for the lost child. She w;is found Wednesday about ten miles from her home frozen to death. She had managed to unhitch hor horses and turn them loose before she beuauio exhausted. census returns, so far as com- r pletc'.d make it appear that sixteen per cent, of tho entire population of tho United States is contained in thirty-four cities, having ouch 75,1100 population or over. This is un incroaso of three per •cent of population and ton cities ovor tho census of 1«80. It is estimated that the eitie.s Laving ao.000 inhabitants and •over huvo increased their population forty-eight per cent., while the smaller •towns and villages and thu open country tbave increased by 23.7. These figures go to aiiow that the food consumers are vapidly gaining on the food producers iu pyint of numbers. STILL A MILLIONAIRE. Joseph AitUeraon Commits Suicide on th* Eve of His Marriage to a Uooutur (111.) Girl. LATHROP, Mo., Oct. 22.—Joseph I* Anderson, a printer, 33 years of ago, committed suicide Tuesday. ilo was to huvo been married Monday night at Leavenworth, Kan., to a Miss Cloud, of Decatur, 111., but a license was refused them. They returned to this place, where the ceremony was arranged to take place in the morning. Miss Cloud was to meet Anderson at the office of the Freeman, whence they were to go to a minister's house to have the ceremony performed. Miss Cloud went to the office, as arranged, and, not finding Anderson, knocked at us door, across tho hall from tho print- .ng office. Receiving no response she pushed tho door open and discovered ihe dead body of hor betrothed on the floor, with a gaping wound in the temple and a revolver with one empty chamber grasped in his hand. He had shot himself. No cause cau bo assigned for his action. WILL REMAIN A REPUBLIC. Justice Miller Left Little . His Wlilovv Will Havo to Support Her- and B«if. and WASHINGTON, Oct. 23.—A somewhat painful problem presents itself in connection with the death of the late Associate Justico Miller as to what is to become of his widow. There is no son to support her. She has two married daughters, one widowed, herself without adequate means of support. It is stated as a positive fact by thoso in a position to know that the wife of the great jurist, Abraham Lincoln's friend, will either have to keep a boarding-house or renter soil her homo- stead to make a liying. Justice Miller left no other property of any amount except his house on Massachusetts avenue. The Standard Oil Company Announces It Will Hereafter 1'ay but Thirty Cent*. FINDLAY, O., Oct. 28.—Buckeye oil took another drop in price, the Standard announcing that it would hereafter pay but thirty cents a barrel for the and product This is a reduction of seven The Blaulstei) Capitalist Will Have u Fortune .Utcr St'ttluitc H s Indebtedness. MANISTKU, Mich., Oct. 24.—The report sent to Duu'd Commercial Agency disiincUy states the direct liabilities of R. G. Peters as being between S750.000 and £800,000 and tliu indirect about the t.;imo amount, bringing tho indebtedness to §1,000,000. Tho assets are over £5,000,000 and will U-avo Mr. Peters a millionaire after the business is settled, it also states that Mr. Peters made the assignment at the advico of friends in order : to clear himself from several disastrous j concerns which were u burden, to him. BLOWN TO PIECES. Explosion a-half cents in throe weeks, tho producers of northwestern Ohio feel that, now that they are virtually at the mercy of the great monopoly, prices will be forced downward until the old figure ol fifteen cents a barrel is again reached. There is much excitemen among operators and the production will be shut off where it is possible, thus throwing out of employment hundreds of men and losing to the producers thousands of dollars daily. Pom 1'edro Does Not Want to Be U«stored to tl*» Throne of Itruzil. LONDON, Oct. 22.—Dora Pedro, during his recent visit to England, assured the Queen that ho had no intention of seeking restoration to the throne of Brazil, and that the Republic which had been established would be a permanent form of government for that country. It was iu consequence of those statements of the ex-Emperor that the Uritisu Government determined to recognize two Republic of liraail, and the instructions have been accordingly ifasued tu VU« British Minister a« Rio Janeiro. Peadly EIToct of a Premature of 1'owder Iu Utah. SALT LAKE CITY, U. T., Oct. 22.— Four men were killed at Colllnston, U. T., last Thursday from a premature explosion of a powder blast. The blast had been prepared and required fifteen minutes' time, but only seven were allowed, when the men returned and began putting the fuse out, with tho above result. Three men wero above the ledge and one below. AH four were blown to pieces. A Horrible Crime iu Chinago. CHICAGO, Oct. 22. — O. Wilkert, an old, wbito-baired man from Trenton, 111., was horribly murdered by robbers Tuesday night. He waa slugged and robbed, and then ho was laid on the Santa Fe tracks near Twelfth street, where a switch-engine ran over him, severing bis head from bis body. The cduie adds another to tho list of murder mysteries of this city. Another TK'ket I" Connecticut. HAKTi'o.tD, Conn., Oct. aa.—Tho Connecticut Labor party has nominated a full State ticket with Ueary C. Ualdwin for HELP FOR THE SCHOOLS. Agricultural Colleges In Various Statel j Given a Next Sum by tjncle Sum. WASHINGTON, Oct. 33.— Wednesday the Secretary of the Interior signed certificates for the amount of $15,000 each appropriated under the act of Congress approved August 83, 1800, for the present fiscal year in aid of agricultural and mechanical col- legos in the following States: Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Mass*- qhusetts, Delaware, Mississippi, Ten« nessee, Texas, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Alabama, Idaho, North Dakota and Territory of New Mexico. To Relieve Needy ludlnim. ASHLAND, Wis., Oct. 23.— The dead and down pine on the Lac fount Oreilles, the Lac du Flambeau u.id the Bad River Indian reservations will be Bold November 10. This timber amounts to about riti.OOO.OOO feet, worth to tbe Indians about 551.50 per 1,000. The proceeds are to bo applied to the relief ol the nec>dy Indians on the reservations. President Comper* Orders the Meeting of the Annual Convention of the American Federation at' Labor at Detroit, I>ccunibur 8. NEW YOHK, Oct. St.—Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, has issued a call for the tenth annual convention of the organization, whieh will meet at Clausen Hall, Detroit, Mich., on December 8. In his call Mr. -Gonv- pera reviews the recent movements begun to reduce the hours of labor, and says that the trades unions have received such an impetus by recent victories that the toilers of the country have become convinced of the necessity of gathering within the fold of the organization. He assorts that the forthcoming convention will be the most important gathering of labor hosts in tho annals of history. Catholic Church Buruml. MATTOON, III, Oct. 23.— The Catholic cbui'Ch building erected a few yeara ago at a cost of $40,000 wa* entire) j gutted by fire Wednesday evening, Only $10,000 insurance w»a THOUSANDS OF CANS OF CORN. A Train of Twenty Curs Loaded Uxclu- •Iveiy with ihe Toothsome Viand Leaves. Hoopeston, 111., for California. HOOPBSTON, III., Oct. 21. — A train of twenty cars loaded with canned corn has left here via Peoria and the Sant& Fe route for San Francisco. The side* of each car are completely covered with banners advertising one of Illinois' ! great indtwtrlw. it is conceded. I to be tho fftaeteflft decorated and I largest train of one product that ever ! crossed the continent. It will move in ' daytime only. Tho Western Packers' I Association says that Hoopeston cana more corn than any other one town in the world. A FATAL EXPLOSION. Two Won Kl led and Two Others lujurett liy the Uuraliu? ol u Hoi I or at VltU- bur^h. * PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 21.— The boiler of a shifting engine at the Eliaa furnace of Jones & Laugbliu's, about three miles south o! this city, exploded shortly before noon, killing Engineer John Flatley and Fireman Thomas Mc- Gutf. Pieties of the flying boiler struck and injured Joseph Ferris ft»<l John Clark, employe at the furnace. will recover. Flatlet's b»4y was , Into the Monongatjela river, 1 01 fl'ty Both

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