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i.n.ii(vji.mw«n iii» tiuiH |M\pOr f-iiuuiu uo uutwio •yKifUf llio muni* of fhq Aiirhur; not noepMnrilr fiit ibllofttlon,but MI an ovMnnuc of pood fulih oil the u-t of tlio wrtflrr. Writ i only on ono sldff of Ilia pu ir. He psrtldttlnrly careful In rrtrfnff nnmfls an* 1 lattt nave win let-tor*ivnd figures nlnln nncl distinct. Prep 'sat-o often dlAlmfli tn doc 1 -'--- ' ••• - . cipher, bncnusa ot ft WILLIAM, of Germany, •peaks of the newspaper members of his dominion as "high school products run t08eed> " _________ SENATOT: KKNNA, of West Virginia, will now have to hand over tho title of •tho youngest United States Senator to Senator Irby of South Carolina. Gt THE most expensive drug-is physostig 1 - inine, two ounces of which would cost nearly $2,000,000. It is a preparation from tho calabar bean and is of use in 6ye diseases. SENATOU HAM-LEY'S bill for the increase of tho U. S. army from twenty- five thousand to thirty thousand men, contemplates tho enlistment of live thousand Indians. EVIDENTLY G. T. Ilatzclam, tho Chattanooga bdwyer who chopped off his loft Jhand wi/h a hatchet, Thursday morning, did/not lot his loft hand know what his rl^ht hand was going to do. AGAINST GRUB. IB WASHINGTON easily takes the firaf place in tho affections of the auto- gyiph collectors, now th.it ono of hia 1/ttors has fetched §310, while ono of i is private memorandum books fetches MISSISSIPPI'S now State constitution provides that in civil suits a verdict may be rendered by ton out of twelve jurors. Tho working of this modiiicalion'of the Scotch law will Lo watched with keen interest. THE financial depression is being felt In the wife market. A Kansas farmer disposed of his spouse for flvobusht-lsof wheat, and a Snnhiiry inan is shown to ave transferred his interest in his helpmeet for 25 cents. CojfGHKss has passed a bill requiring the street-car companies of Washington to give eight tickets for !35 cents and prohibiting them from collecting fare from a passenger until he has been provided with a seat. . Boui.ANoicit intends to win- tor in Egypt, where ho will spend tho most ot his money, and in tho spring he will start a newspaper in Jersey and so got rid of tho rest of it. All this is aroong- the prohahil'tion. DUELING continues very frequent in Italy. During the last twelve months S,759dnols were fought and fifty of tho combatants succumbed. Some of the duelists wet-o wounded several times in the same conflict, for 3,001 wounds were inflicted, and over ono thousand of those were serious. IT is now an admitted fact that there is no regeneration going on in tho natural gas bolt. Prof. Uorby, State geologist of Indiana, who has made a study of tho natni-ii.] »-a.s supply, .says that gat, like co;il is limited in quantity and can fco exhausted, and that it eventually .'will be exhausted. ON Tliit.scir recently asked an English lady of rank to sell ono of hoi- horses because ho had one exactly like It The lady dot-lined rather curtly, •whereupon tho Baron sent her his horse with tho message: "Although i am disappointed I am still dosu-ous that they •Should go in a pair." 'Tins most expensive Parliament in Europe is owned by Franco, tho Senate <and the Chamber costing the nation nearly §3,500,000 in tho year. England islands fifth on tho list of parliamentary expenses, while economical Germany possesses tho cheapest 110111:0, for the Reichstag- only costs a little over $'J5,000 .•annually. THE fact is not so well known as it do- •8©rves to bo that cream constitutes an •admirable nuti-inii-nt for invalids. It is superior to but tor, continuing- more volatile oils. Persons predisposed to •consumption, aged persons, or thoso in- •clined to cold extremities and feeble digestion, are especially bonofitted by a liberal use of sweet cream. It is far totter than cod-liver oil, and besides being excellent for medicinal properties 44 is a highly-nutritious food. THE importance which England attaches to the Bermudas as a naval fortification is evidenced by tho law which prevails there, which inhibits aliens irom owning land for more than twority years, and refuses to naturalize them unless they do. Lately tho Imperial Government has completely inhibited naturalized aliens from owningluml. Tho Bermuda Legislature has protoytnd, but England replies that she lias gone to too #reat expense fortifying to put it in any jeopardy from foreigners. AcconuiNO to tlio records of tho Civil- servico Commission, women make by far the l.tHier showings in the examinations. The records show that out, of 43,957 persons oxamiimd for all brandies of the service outsido of tlio railtvay mail-service, bot,ween January (i, 1SKO, and Juno ;iO, ISS'J, 4,740, or 10.8 per cent., were women. Of the -I;;,057 examined, only 2(5,701) passed, but of tbosu who passed, :;,0'.)! or 13.8 pur cent, wore women. In olhcr wcids, four-lil'Uis of tho women examined worn siiL-L-easful, whilo mearly half tho men failed. THE star Arc-turn-, an objoct of intr-r- eet when the lUok of Job w;ts written thousands of years ago, is an object of J interest still, ;.nd is likely to bocomo i more so as time rolls on, for it is coming straight toward us at the rate of 3,•600,000 uiilos a day. Tho immense dis- . ttances of celestial space can be but faintly realized when ono rent-eta that this Star has bi.-en approaching iw at thia •terrific speed for untold centuries, and that untold centuries more must elapse : 1>efore the shifting of its position will i te appreciable except by the most ruin- vte telescopic cbservatioa* Wonderful 4* apace th« Former VHn» a Noteworthy Battle Agrnlnst the Pang* ot Hunger— Sucol, the Italian, Completes His Self-imposed Pa»ti NEW YORK, Dec. 23.—Signo* Succi, the Italian faster, who began a fast of forty-five days on Nov. B at 8:10, ended his task at 8:20 Saturday night. The little bundle of nerves, sinews and muscles has accomplished what no one else ever did or ever attempted. Other fasters have gone forty days without food, but they were so weak that they could not sit up. Dr. Tanner could not sit up after the tenth day, and could not write his name after the fifteenth day, but Succi has scorned tho Idea of weakening all through the weary weeks. On his fifteenth day ho rode seven miles on horse-back and has exercised every day since. Tho doctors took the last examination at 0 o'clock, the result of which is as follows: Weight, WV'.(; on November 5 at S: 10, 147!<; a total loss, of 43)$ pounds, or less than a pound a day; temperature, 98.3; pulse, 0:3; respiration, 19; general condition, weak; tongue, clear, moist ami steady. The bulletin was signed by the thirteen physicians who have watched during the fast. The worst attack of gastric trouble that ho had during his fast occurred at 5 o'clock Saturday, during which his pain wa-i so acute that it was feared that Iu would collapso, but his indomitable will power carried him successfully through. From 4 o'clock until he took his first cup of eo;:oa, at 8:30, his pain continued to bo more or less acute. It was evident iu many ways; by the distortions of his face, which ' was terribly .shrunken; by his frequent Change of position on the lounge upon which he was reclining; by the nervous twitching of his wasted hands; by the restless glara of his doop, sunken eyes, and iu various other ways. When tho cocoa was prepared, shortly after 8 o'clock, Succi got off tha lounge and staggorcd to the table whero the nouirdhiug- diet was placed. The spectacle he presented wars truly pitiable. He looker! like a. ; skeleton automaton, and when he smiled it was simply ghastly. When lie sipped the cocoa, there was a burst of applause from the spectators, j During the forty-five days of his fast | Succi drank 301 ounces of Croton water, [ 790 ounces of mineral water, and ate (i-J ounces of ice. "Besides this he took 710 drops of his elixir, which he' avers contained only i:; grains of opium. He only took the elixir during thirty .seven days of the fast, as he used moz-'e of M during the first three and last four days. [Suc-ci IMS undergone tho onlojil of gohi" without food lon-.-i- a id moi-o frequently than any other uiiin. H s first fast was in Italy a dozen ywti-.s a;,'o, when he essayed and curried out a fast of thirty days. This feat ID a land where o:iti::~ is tho principal industry at once made him famous, and to satisfy debtors he fasted thirty-tivo days. Thirty-lh'o times after t at ho showed to the poodle of Europe that he could do without food as easily us they could dniw bi-oath. In April of l:wt year ho appeared in London ;md cre.-itcil .1 sensation by proposal"- tfl fust for forty days. Ho bc&an this fas) on St. Pau-iolj-.s day ami carried it out suo cessfully. On the clay that ho ended tlio uti- dert:iluns 30,000 people saw him cat a heat-tj meal. Ka lost thirty-four pounds in that fas^ but regained it. in two weeks Ho mado $5 003 in that under a!:ln-,'. or about 52,500 more than he has cleared in New York. Other tasters have preceded Succi in this country. In 188 Mi S3 M ollie Fane her, ol Brooklyn, attracted the attention of mod ie.il men and so'entists by going with, out food for fifty days — at least she Buiii she did - but when Dr. Hammond offered to give her S1.0.JO if she would abstain for one month under surveillanet si e declined the offer. Dr. Tanner, who was then a practicing- physician in a small Ohic town, saw Dr. Hammond's offer to the Fan-tier woman ond offered to bet that h« could abstain from food for a period . of forty clavs. The wa;*er was made and in February, isso, Dr. Tnnnei be pan to do without food i!. Cla-en- don Hall in this oily. A committee of phy. sit-ians who watL-hfrt him d.-tlared that Tannei hud IKH-tala-u of nothing but water iu the .spool- fled timo. In tlio presence of a.noo j-ieopie he broke his fast, valet-melon being hia JJr-it meal. Tanner refused to undertake the feat u second time and has never tried it. Ol recent years the most famous fasters hav« been "The Attica Sleeper" and Mrs. Wtichter the AUentown (Pa.) paralytic, whose friend! say 8hu.w.-nt without food for 101 days.] MICHIGAN HONORED, Henry B. Hrown, of Detroit, Norn- Inated by tho 1'reslilent as Successor to tlio I,nt« Justice Miller on the Supreme Bon eh, WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—The President has relieved tlie suspense of tlie country and contradicted a groat many stories that have been generally believed by sending to tlie Semite the nomination of Judge Henry 0. Id-own, of ]\liehiiran us Associate. Justice of the Sunn-mi' Court. It may be said now that the J resident has never had any idea of ap- pointing/Utomey-Goru-.i-al Millet- to the bent-It, nor lias the position boon offered to Senator H poo tier. His preference has been for .Judge Itrown from the beginning, and lie would have been nominated long ugo but for the fact that the city of Detroit presented tlie names of two distinguished lawyers for this position, the oilier being Alfred Uiis- scll, the lorjil attorney for the \Vab;ish road at Detroit, who had the benefit of such strong support as Secretary ISoblf. ClianiiL-ey M. DcjJew and (Jeom-'e M. Pullman. 'l v he Michigan delegutioii was not imili-d on either of Uu-.si- candidates, Senator Stockbridgc and most of the CoiiMressnieu. being stronjr for Judge I'.rown. while Senator McJlTllan and others leaned toward Russell; but the I'rc.sidcnl intimated reeenLly thai if lie chose any Michigan man it would be Judge 1'rown. The President has also sent to the Hc-nnlc the nomin:if.ioti of Colonel Charles Sutherland, surgeon, to lie .Surgeon General, with the rank of Brigadier General, viee .). II. deceased. The President has also appointed the following named commissioners and alternate commissioners to the world's fair: David \V. Curtis, alternate for "Wisconsin; Louis L. Williams, (.•omniis- sioner for Alaska; Carl Spulm, alternate for Alaska. (Henry Uillun-s Hrown was born at Lee Mass.. I.lare.h a, 1K1C,. H O B ra<hi;-.ted frow lulu Collie, in l,s;,<> and deviled :i year lo Hludy and travel in Km ope u c cn . tered Ihe Ilivrvard I,:iw Sehool and lin ishca liis law studies in tlio oHlce of WiilUer ft, Russell, of Detroit. Me W:VK ad- initteit to pnielieo in iHiil). and in IKIVI married Caroline .I'iUs, daiighter of Hamnel 1'itts. ile served for some years a:i assistant United States District Attorney, wluui he was appoiiiicd |> V (.iovcrnor cirapo jud-'p of the \Vaynn circuit, at tliat time the hi"hc"t court of general law and eliancery jurisdielion in Oelroit. IK; j-avo general salisfudion in that position iinrt in ISfiS resumed his praclii-o In 1K7S lie «as appointed United Stales cnciiii jndgn for tiie easlern district or Mieln-aii, where lie has since re- initiiiud. As jiiflgo he has met, ev ery nxpectalion and proven himself a worthy successor of Koss Wilkins anil .Jehn W. LoiiKyoar. ./odge Uruwn is a little above medium lmi-hl, .stoi-Uily built, smooth shaven with a full, sijnaro fa<:«, and resembli's Ifepre' senl.at.ive ISh.-Kinlcy iu his general :i 1)W >ar amc. ll« id.saidlo he :i man of ccin.si means. I SCULLY BADLY BEATEN. MK, IIKNNKSSV. FURIOUS GALES. ui THE FAILURE RECORD. An Town Firm anil a Michigan Hunk thf rrin<Mjml Collapses Reported Saturday. Sioux Cm-, la., Dec. 23.—-Mortg-ag-es aff?*refr a tinfr<v>l,T)00 were filed Saturdaj on the real and personal property ol Stranft-c Uros., dealers in hides, commission merchants and contractors. Strang-e Bros, have been extensive contractors for Indian supplies and very larg-e hor- rowers. They put a larg-e amounl of money into the new Central Stoch Yards he*e to compete with the old Union Stock Yards. They were unable to sell the bonds and they put up most of them as collateral to the Sioux City banks, which hold a larg-e amount ol their paper. It is believed that their assets largely exceed their liabilities. KANT TAWAS, Mich., Dec. 2:3.— The assignment of the Schmc-ck banking firm to Hnrtimrh & Nesbit was an- nonne'/l Saturday. The blinking-house, under the name of J. II. Schmeck & Co., was a private concern, composed ol Joseph II. Schmeck and Charles F Smith. It had no stated amount ol capital. Mr. Schmeck says he has ample assets to meet liabilities, which are about §40,000. U'usT Si-.-i-MOL-n, Wis., Dec. 2:1.—W. H. Slack, as receiver of the defunct liauk of Commerce, filed with the clerk ol the circuit court a statement showing- the condition of the affairs of the bank. The: schedule of assets shows a total of Si;i;5,51G.5U, agiiiiist 8">lt),:-!:J'.).<iS of liabilities, a u excess of assets over liabilities of Sll'J,177.47. BLOWN UP BY DYNAMITE. Two M«-u filled and Ton Others H<:rious- ly Injured iu West Virginia. | AViiKKUNG, W. Va., Dec. 23.—News has been received here of a terrible ac' cidciit 011 the iNorfollc & Western rail. road iu Wayne County Saturday. A gang of men had been at work on the line blasting- and several sticks of dynamite had been pls\ccd around the lire to thaw out. ]n some, manner they were exploded, tcaiing- every thing to i pieces in the immediate vicinity. Two j men were killed, an Italian and a ne- ; gro, names unknown, and teu others J were Laiured, several of them seriously Cause Loss of l,if«. Injury to r«i-*on» :nul Damage to Property linrlKtrton, t/., :ui«l Detroit, Midi. AKIION, ().. Dec. :M.-~ A tornado struct: the new syndicate town of Barbei-ton,. live miles south of tins city, fit .'J o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The only building' destroyed was the new shop of the Creedmoor Cartridge Company. All of the brick-work luul been lir.ished and carpenters were at \vork on the ridgepole when the high wind do: MI oils lied tire walls in a twinkling and se-jen men were hurled from the buihlMio- a , K i thrown upon heaps of timbers am] brick. The victims were: John Triplett, of Newport, agc-il t><>, instantly killed; Frank Shiver', of this city, injured internally. ribs crashed, condition critical; Louis Kannalla, of this city, a leg ;in4 ribs broken, and .shoulders dislocated; may not recover; Isiah Lower, of New I'ort- age, injured internally and on ba«k of head, condition- serious; T. K. H'viiuer, of this city. l.-~ mul arm injuiWl; Knmlc ]\lallory, of Lafayette, arm iujmvf.} and shoulder dislocated: Horatio' Li-iil>, of New Portage, iii'in injured anil bi.sly severely bruised. Some of the wounded men wem brought to. this city, mid ivl.-il.ii-cs of those who could not be moved we«t to the scene of the accident. The-. h:ss on the building is :?ur>,.00(>. UIKAHTF.R AT DKTIJOIT. nrcrnorr, Midi.. f)c><-. 2-j. •• T)nriagthe prevalence of a gale- shortly after noon Tuesday the eastern Market. br.i.M'mg on Uussell street just south :tf the house of correction was blown >knvn. Three persons \vive severely injured and several slightly hurt. Three Uorses were, lulled.. The. badly iujuiv.l are: Airs. ,1. C. Baimigai-doii, U-ffi arm broken, right shoulder dislocated and severe- llesh wounds; IHT son David, scvct/c sca)p wounds ana internal injuries whieb may result fatally; Adolphus Maron. cut about tin- liead. A terrilie wind blow bere ;;.•]) day. doiny considerable dama^i-- The ferry-boats at times experienced great diliiculty in crossing (lie livi-r, and one shipped a monstrous sea, causing great eonsternation among she passengers. KILLED BY FALLING WALLS. Two Mvn Low; Tli<>ir l.iviv* :i,ai] s<>vnr:j} Are Hart in :IH /tc'-iilcnl ;<l <'liic.ii;n. I'lnc-XGo, Dec. '..!:;. - While some nu-n wi'iv tearing down a. wait of one <>!' Armour's old packing hou.svs at Korty- third street and Packers' avenue, ilic Avail collapsed and fell, burying sevi.-ral men in the ruins. Michael Harry and an unknown man were uistanily U'jlled ami William Devine ami John Mr!r,,.Tiiy %vere falally injured. A i)niuh.--r of other men were more or less seriously injured. They Ailvoralt! l>rci|>rijcity, GAKUKX CITV, Kan., l.-ec. •_>!. — The Grand l.utige of the Knights of liee.i- proe.ity \v;;s organized hi re IMoiulay night. The founder of the order j's /Ion. .les.si- Taylor, of this city, who is its chief allied-. Congiv.-.Miiaii S. U. .••"tiers is the representative of Kansas to tin: Supremo Lodge. The objects of the order are to si-cure an intelligent ballot, fairly counted, and to foster reciprocity not only between American ifatious but between individuals. The new order is suivmiiny apidly and applications for charters, in organize lodges ure [coining in clay. I John Pope Htfnnensy tCleoted to Parliament by n Minority of Over l.OOO-Scully Will Protest tho lOloctlon on ttie Ground ol Clerical Interference. KII-KKNNV, Dee. 24.—The official result of the eteetions to fill the vacancy in the House of Co in in o n s Shows tli at Ilenuessy, the anti • Purn ell candidate, i s elected. He received V>'37 votes, while Scully, the Par- nellite candidate, reeeived only 1,350. The actual result was not made known until Tuesday, although the majority seemed confident of ttcnlly's defeat. 'Mr. Vincent Scully will lodge a petition protesting against the election of Sir John I'op L . Honnessy on the ground of undue influence upon the part of the priests, -particularly referring to the priests' action in connection with the. illiterate voters of Castlecomer. In connection with tlie formal protest to be made by Mr. Vincent Wen I ly against the validity of the election of Nir .John Pope ifennessy as a member of Parliament from North Kilkenny it, is said that over a)0 votes ara challenged by the Parnellites. Mr. Parnell made a speech to his adherents Tuesday in which he said that he would not be. turned aside from his determination to do his duty to Ireland, seeing that the result of the contest in IS'orth Kilkenny was brought about by conspiracy. Mr. Parnell added that ho would go through Ireland fighting every election, and that In; felt confident of eventual triumph. LONDON, Dec. :,M.— Mr, Michael Dav itt's newspaper, the Labor World, renews the onslaught recently made upon Mr. PMrnnll through its columns. During the course of a lewgthy attack upon the "uncrowned king" ' the Labor World says that if by any compromise Mr. Parnell remains leader of the Irish party a number of nnti-Pamell members threaten to abandon public life, which would be disastrous to the party at large-. The Labor World adds that Mr. Parnell is a greater danger to Ireland than any outside enemy ever has been. No foreign force, says Mr. Davitt's paper, has ever so endangered Ireland's liberty and honor as this "new pretender, unmitigated tric/k.ster and unscrupulous enemy of liberty and democracy, who attacks Ireland's Tumor in its most vital part and who betrayed his trust of bonorcommit.ted toll is care." The Labor World, continuing, says that Mr. Parnell should: not bo permitted to hold powcvr which would be abused, and wMcb -would render Ireland's condition under her dic> tutor worse than that of a South American republic. Ireland can fight Ual- fourism, for that may be classed- as an open enemy, while Parnell- ism is much more dangerous, because it is a hidd'en foe. Parncll's "honor," says the paper, 5s a, byword. His mendacity It; boundless, his vindicttve- ness and tyranny are infamous and his hypocrisy is colossal, and he may drag Ireland to disgrace. Tliose seeing him in his hideous deformity will not rest until they Tiavo deprived him of the power to irnni-c the. untarnished cause ol 1 Irish iihcfrf.y. A MURDERESS HANGED. o ScsiKblct fjs - Siio C'unrii£«> !icr i^fipj " \^4 ^^mm ^K^ ' >^;--'> Xfdlie !^';sre<«y [tiro., ou ji^ :tt London S>r Killing Mrs. Hi Meets Her Awful !>i>i>7ii with anil i:«sij;ii:t.tliiii. LONDON, !><;•<•.. '-!4.—Mrs. Nellie Pear- coy was hanged here for, the mimle.r of ^?'S>^,_ Ml ' s - llo fK and baby. Tho outside the prison wall- set up a loud oheer when tba b 1 a c k fl a g , -showing 1 that She woman was hanging on the scaffold", w a.s .//. Hoisted iipo.n ////,; the prison llag- stuflf. 1) n r i tiig the night the ^.r^jj I I % " loomed woman if t ' was quiet and e:tAUC!KY. resigned, and fJ»r suv-enj) hours prayed in ewm- yany wi:i» the prison chapluin. Tt> the l:-.,tt.er she ooufessed that the nenti-nce gassed upoui her was a just one. although she said the evidi-nce npon whifj-li she was convicted was false. [Tlie <-rin«! for which Mrs. Pearcey died was aominil.leil, on October »4 hist. UnriuK the luoruiii!,' < i! OoioDer Si, the Iwidy of a vjioman, sub.'n'iiueiMh' idi-nlilled-jis that of Mrs. Hong-, was funii'!; in South Hampstead. Tliaj dead woman's slirnai l,;id toeen eut arul hwr skull fi-iiuuired. Tlie pi'liii-j, Hjjon inve.sii^'tiliii" the n.suiter. fuiim}' thilt Mrs. Ho^'g- hud visited MVK. I'tMireey on tho previens after"- iioon, taUiiiis hev lv.ili_n with her. Uj)on senrch- iiiK the JVari-i .y resHLenee, evidenee -ii ;i bloody suu^lc.:- was obliiiuwl and Mrs. I'uareey was soon uflerwiivd arri-sti-d. At thu coroner'.s ini|iu-st, l.'.ie motive oE tho murder wsi.s ri-veaH-d, Hogj,', tdio- biisbinut of tho imirdererl A-JMnun. testifying to tnc fuct thiit ta.i 1..M l)eea,intimate with Mrs. 1'earceji. It w»!» ulr'o slio\r.n at the iiuju'ist tliut the two \vonn.:i h;iit quivreled duriiit; -jhe visit paid'5y I'.irii. llo.L']{ to Mi-s. Penrcey, :nul Ihially, tiie l;iit(..- suimnted. siiat Mrs. Hci£« mack-, a remark that Khu di'l' iHjt like imd she (Mrs. IVisa-c.v) theiviipon assuuirc'd mid eventually mi.riHr.d :,;rs. Itii'--^. M\-.i. Pi-uri-ey Ihest ro- iiit»veii tlie lio..iy in ;i prraintiulntor to the pluco win-re it was found, and -.lau dt-ad body ol tlie i»urde.ivd U.^IIKUI'S rliild waa subseiiaoutly iouiul Ural itio same s;;of.] Diuii^lil in ('.4-utnil Illinois* Ui.oo-vj.NcroN, III., Dee. a-i. — Tho dnmght ia CVntral laiinois is getting to bo a serious thing. There, has been only one rain this fall and that was not a heavy out'. There was but little rain during the summer and now every creek in tlie country is dry. Farm- ersare haul'»% water foi- their stock, an i"iu,n;,l thing for this time of year. The thermometer hay been below the free/ing point but two or three times and there has been no snow or ice. There has been no freezing- of tho ground ut all aud in some parts pf the country plowing- has been doae the week GATHERED THEM IN. tToops Cnpturo a Band of Sitting null'* Followers-Steps Taken to Investi the Manner of the Famous Warrior's Death. PINE RIDGE AGENCY, S. D., Dec. 28.— Sitting Bull's band of 160 warriors, led by Big 1 Foot, have just surrendered to Colonel Sutnner, who with 200 soldiers sxiccecdecl in surrounding them in the vicinity of Standing- Rock while they were making- for the Bad Lands. Tho Bad Lands leaders counted upon 300 Indians from Standing Rock, including Sitting Bull's band of 200 Indians from the Cheyenne agency, and Hump and Big Foot's braves at Cherry creek, and accessions from northern agencies which would have swelled the hostile camps to over 1,000. "Had the conjunction been effected," said General Miles, "these Indians, in the absence of military protection, could have massacred as many settlers as the Sioux did in the Minnesota troubles of J8G3." Colonel Sumncr in his dispatch announcing the capture of Big Foot, says: "This cleans up the Indians along the Cheyenne." He has orders to take the Sitting Bull and Big Foot parties into Fort Mcade, or if more practicable to Pierre. General Brooke wires that Turning Bear with his band, the advance of the Pine Ridge delegation to the hostile camps, has arrived at tho Bad Lauds. General Brooke has sent word of the surrender of the .Sitting Bull people and Big Foot and thinks this news will aid his ambassadors in their work of hurrying in the recalcitrants. Brave Bear, the Pine Ridge policeman, who brought in the Indians who precipitated the difficulty at the agency by drawing u knife and assaulting a policeman, says that Short Bull wants to leave the Bad Lands, while Kicking Bear insists upon defiance. The Indians here, he says, believe that the party who went out will at least succeed in aiding Short Bull to come in with his followers. General Miles is of the opinion that the death of Sitting Bull left the hostile conspiracy without ahead, and that, an early surrender of the hoatiles is probable. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2:?.—Tho Commissioner of Indian Affnirs has received from Indian Agent McLiuighHn a report dated Fort Yatcs, Standing Rock Agency, December 10, of the fight between the Indian police and the followers of Sitting Bull on the 15th instant. After giving in detail the now familiar story of: the battle, and liic death of the famous, chief, Agent McLaughlin speaks in the very highest !i<;;-ins of the judgment and bravery of the Indian police and he strongly urges the Goveunment to give them some substantial reward for thwir services, lie- also urges iihat a generous allowance be made for the families of thoso-who are dead. He asks the co-operation of the Interior and War departments in obtaining prompt Congressional; action "which will secure to these brave survivors arid to the families of tha-d«ad a full and generous re. ward." Besides the -Indian police there were four volunteer*, viz.: Grey Ka gift, who is one of tho judges of the court of Indian offenses; Spotted Thunder,- Otter Robe and Young Kagle,. who participated in the light, rendering good .service and deserving liUo recognition. Grey KagTe'.-s two sifters arc Sitting Bull's wives. Until about seventeen months ajiofco was Sitting Hull's main support. A largo, majority of the Indians at-the Standing Rock agency, tho agent, says, arc loyal to the- (Jovornim-.rit, UIK? universal satisfaction is expressed by them, as it ends Liu; ghost cra/c. hero. "While this con(li(V s;iys Agent McLau^hlin, "causing the lass of our best, most noble policemen-, is to be very winch regivttod, yet t'tie great good' accomplished by the ending of Sitting Bull's career, whose inlliienco, has been of such* a retarding nature, and the determination manifested by the police to maintain tho will of the Govornuje-sit, is most, gratifyingi" Sitting ISull's-arrcst was undrti"kakeii in obedience to4he. following tclfgrain froiw General Ifugcr, dated. St. Haul, December 12: •"i'.^COMMANDiKO OFFlOEIt, FOUTYATES, N. T).; The division commander IIUH tiircctcil that you iniiko it your spec-.iul duty tasoc.ui-o the person of Kftting Bull. Call on Indian ajjeM to co-ovH-ritic ana romlor siiclvasaistaueo as will best promote the purpoaoM in-view." WARIIINOTOK, Dec. ;J3.—MP. Bhuichard (La.) has intixwhiced in the House a resolution providing for the appointment of a eoininitu-e of five mem.burs of the Heruse.to inquire into and investigate the killing of Sitting Bull ami the immediate p.au.so.s leading to liis dfcath, anti 1 whether a state of war existed which justified his summary taking otf; and if not what justification there was, if any, for his violent death at th« hands of the- Indian polico- sf the Government. The- resolution eharges tli* committee with the further duty of investigating the threatenad Indian outbreak, and the causes thereof, and whether neglect by the Government of its treaty obligations with the Indians, or the tardy, or inadequate fulfillment of sucb obligations on the part el' the Government, had any thing to da with the turbulent state of affairs existing among the 1 iidians. A preamble to the resolution wiys that the killing of Sitting Bull appeal's to have been accomplished undi-r circumstances rccogni/wl neither by the laws of peace nor those of war. A similar resolution was introduced bv Mr. McAdoo (N. J.) ROBBED BYJVJASKED MEN. Au Aged Couple Living Near Hock JUli»u4 JU-lieved of $1,000. Itocu ISLAND, 111., Dee. 23—Last Saturday night the farm-house- of Mr. arid Mrs. Thomas Parker, near Cable, was entered by masked men, who battered down the door, bound and gagged the aged couple and a boy whom they had in the house with them, and compelled the surrender of keys to a bureau *nd a trunk, from which they took JM.OOO in cash. As the burglars kiiew the entire lay of the land and ejcactty where the J»o»ey was kept it is we- tia*y livei IOWA STATE Killed His Grnrulnon. John S. Killhiger, of McGregor, whtf is over 70 years of age, while out chopping wood accidentally killed his grandson, ag-etl 8 years. The old man said the boy was playing- around near him and before lie knew it tho lad wa9 under the raised axe and received the full force of the blow upon the top of his head, killing him instantly. The old man is quite feeble, very deaf, and his sight is poor. . Gained Valitttl»lci ISx A number of Dayton farmers have gained some valuable experience. They cheerfully signed contracts agreeing- to pay $5 to a traveling painter for the work of painting their houses. After the job was done they found that they had also agreed to pay fiiit) for the paint. Some paid the full amount, some compromised, whiie a number refused to pay. The painters threaten to sue for the full amount. Sadly itarcavrd. The family of ,T. W. Ktookey, of DCS Moines, have suffered a great bereavement in the loss of two of their daughters. Hiss Maud, aged about .10 years, died at the parents' house. .Just as the sorrowing relatives were, about to start for the ccmetei-y the next day they received the. intelligence that an elder sister, Mrs. Mary Dickinson, hsid died in Chicago quite suddenly of plexirisy. I)cn«i of (i. W. II:mn;i. G. W. Hanna, popularly known as Deacon II ami a, the first white settler of Blackhawk County, aged 7.'j years, died at his home near Waterloo recently. He located and owned the ground ' upon which that city stands and gave generously to all objects calculated to advance local interests. Tie leaves an aged wife and a family of grown sons and daughters. KIcct OfllRcro. At the annual meeting in Des Homes the Iowa Sheriffs' Association the following officers were elected: President, N. M. Jones, of Cass County; Vice- President?, Thomas Grundy and G.. C. Loomis,. of Polk; Secretary, J. G. Adams, of Webster; Executive Hoard, T. P. Phillips of Dubuque, J. I]. Patterson of Uoone, and Thomas P. Gray of Muscatine. Five in ti Hotel. The Trcmont House at Marshalltown caught fa-e, and the firemen completely- flooded the block. The boot and shoe- store, of Bromley, Ingleduo & Co., worth $20,000, was almost ruined by water; the large clothing stock of P. A.. Stern was drenche.d, and Andrews & Hoyt's grocery stock was somewhat damaged. The hotel building was damaged 551,000. _ Mrs. Trwin Very Much Alivo. Mrs. Marion Irwin, who was supposed to have been murdered: by her Husband, was discovered at Oskaloosa and taken back to Kirkville. She appeared in court and through her attorneys asked for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty. It transpired that the money found on the person of Irwin was obtained from the sale of a piece of land. Assaulted by an-Uiitenown Mun. Mrs. Martha Dahl was assaulted by an unknown man at lu-.r home in Lehigh the other night. Mrs. Dahl and her 14-year-old daughter, who were alone in the house, resisted their assailant for nearly an hour and finally escaped by leaping from- a second-story window in their night-clothes. in ;;n<«r. A vein of coal was struck at Burlington at a depth of iif ty feet. The justices and constables of Des Moines claim 8:31,000 for liquor cases since June 5, 1800. At Burlington the ice iu the river- went out, currying with it the second pier of the Chicago, Bui'liuy'ton & Quincy- railroad bridge. Jeremiah L. Gay, a resident of Cedar- township, L'laukhawkCountjvsinee 1850, is dead. lie was a member of the Iowa* House from 1S77 to. 188.1. Justice Kaufman, of Davenport, has resigned on account of adverse criticism. on his action in turning loose the daylight robbers, Magec and Tyrell. The failure of the Farmers' Bank at Fontanelle caused great excitement, many merchants and farmers being depositors. Reported liabilities, SJGOjOOO; reported assets, §:i5,000. Anonymous letter-writers are attempting to.create a White-Cap.scare in Dtes Moines. John K. Steams, president of the Stearns Paint Company and a promi- mi citizen of Davenport, is dead. Joseph Kintvsley, Sr., died at Boono from the kick of a horse. The M. E. church at Hampton voted 104 to 1 for the admission of women to the geneaml conferences. The adverse vote was cast by a woman. The State Treasurer lias received 8633.9-i through the Governor's office on. Iowa's account with the United States for war claims. Ait inter-State bridge to cost .§800,000 is to be built across the Missouri river between Council Bluffs aud Omaha. At Burlington John Ackman, 74years old, a citizen of Columbus, O., fell ck)wn an elevator shaft and died of Ms injuries. Tho mine inspectors report the coal mining industry in the State to be in a highly prosperous condition. The mines are all running full time, and in many places there is a scarcity of hi_-lp. The new draw-pier at the Davenport bridge, built by the Government at a cost of 51*5,000, is completed. It is one of the finest pieces of masonry on the river. It was thought that a case of leprosy existed at Defiance, and a committee from tlie State Board of Health waa sent to investigate, but the patient fled and could not be found. At Elkader the Grinnell murder case was given to the jury and in exactly twenty minutes it returned a verdict ot not guilty. Judge L. 0. Hatch ordered GrinneU discharg-ed. The verdict, ii was said, met tfee l|pjWK?val of tfce peo« pie.

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