The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1891 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 11, 1891
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AtlcbimrmntcfttlonBfor this paper should ho acconi- Pftnled by thenrtmr, of the Author; not neoeftanrily for TObllefttfon.but u» nn evidence of good fnkh on trio pttrt of tho writer, wrltu only on one side of the pft- pet. Be particularly careful in giving names and dates to have tho letters and figures plain and distinct. Proper names are of ten difficult to decipher, heeauae of the careless manner In which they arc written. TUJBUK arc still 250.000 veterans who are not provided for in .the pension laws. They are. of a class not reached by the act of June last. Miss AnNjis Suit-KSSLEn, a dressmaker, has recovered 910,000 damages from B. New York grocery man for breach of promise. l?rooklyn dressmakers come high when they fit a man with a lawsuit. THE census shows that twenty-two counties in New York hare decreased in population during 1 the. past ten years. It is noteworthy that the losses are in agricultural rather than urban communities. Tirana is always an "unclaimed estate" turning up in England for heirs in the United States, but, while many claimants have been found, the estate has never materialized. Just now it ia the Wood estate, with a matter of §80,000,000 to divide. H. tS. VAN DEM AN, pomologist to the United States Agricultural Department, declares that there are in the southern part of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas millions of acres which can be made to produce as good dates as those grown in Arabia and Persia. VICE-PRESIDENT MORTON has a fimooth-shaven face, his eyes are blue and his nose Roman. His mottth is large and firm. When he presides over the deliberations of the Senate he always wears a black frock coat that is buttoned up tightly. His cravat is dark and his collar high. A SENSATIONAL story was printed in Berlin recently that Baron Gustav Rothschild had been sent to Algiers, on account of the condition of his mind. It was also said that the Uaron had lost 20,000,000 francs lately by speculating in Paris and in London, and that since 1885 he had lost 200,000,000 francs. IOWA STATE NEWS. FHA.XKI.IX W. SMITH, of Boston, is the projector of an ambitious scheme to build an immense temple of the arts at Washington. It is to cost §5,000,000 and occupy 150 acres of ground. Mr. Smith has had the plans drawn, it is said, and hopes to raise enough money in the next five years to begin the work. EUROPE is enjoying a change of season also. It is colder there than it has been here and sections which have been heretofore regarded as temperate and balmy in winter are this year freezing and the people suffering intensely. Think of snow storms in Algiers! Oi Paris shivering with prolonged cold! A DISTINGUISHED VenezAielan savant lias discovered that there is in the common pine-apple a ferment or principle, similar to pepsin, of such remarkable strength that the juice of a single apple will digest 10 pounds of beef. It thla proves true a new and important agent in the treatment of dyspepsia has been •discovered. PRINCESS LILINOKALAXI, who is to be-come the sovereign of Hawaii, was in this country for a time in 1887, and is said to have impressed all those who •came in contact with her as being a person of intelligence,interested in those things which tend to the building up oi the people, particularly in matters pertaining to education. GERMANY has 0,275 breweries in operation, against 9,556 in January, 1890. The total beer product of the whole country last year was 5,23:2,073,000 quarts, against 4,700,293,000 in the proceeding year. The consumption per capita was 100.3 quarts, against 97.3 •quarts in the proceeding year. The largest brewery in Germany paid last year a tax of .¥50,000. THE young Prince of Naples, heir to the Italian throne, is the picture of a youthful English dtide—smooth-faced, with a fair sprinkling of down on his upper lip, an eye-glass and a suit of clothes cut in the latest English style. But he is very clever, speaking four languages fluently, and because of his retentive memory is regarded as a sort of royal encyclopedia. MADAMK BAJUUOS, widow of the celebrated president of Venezuela, and a woman of surpassing beauty, is now staying in Washington. She was married at the age of fourteen, and is the mother of six children, yet she looks as fresh and as radiant as a young girl. She is very accomplished, speaking five languages with fluency. Her fortune is said, on good authority, to aggregate 86,000,000. ATTOBNKY-GKNKHAL MILLER a few days ago filed in the Supreme Court of the United States his brief in the case in which the British Government sought to get a judgment of the court on the Behring sea controversy. The Attorney-General argued, first, that a writ of prohibition can not issue to the Alaska court for lack of jurisdiction, and, second, that the subject mutter of the controversy is political, and, therefore, outside of the jurisdiction of the court. There is every reason to believe that the court will sustain this view of the case. VERY few people have any, idea of the immense amount of money which has been expended iu bringing crude petroleum to the surface of the earth in Western Pennsylvania. Close estimates place the total number of wells drilled in that region at 175,000. These at an estimate of §3,000 each, the average price for drilling an oil well, for drilling alone would represent .$5:25,000,000. Add to this the bonuses that have been paid for leases, tankage, tubing, casing and a score of other articles that are needed about a lease, and the amount •would, be increased by a hundred million or more. Ec'centrlc MM. Harrington. A Mrs. Harrington, aged 87 years, was buried in Council Bluffs the other day. Mrs. Harrington was cared for by the county, refusing all aid offered by relatives. By the death of an uncle she was bequeathed $15,000, which she refused to accept, and from a brother a short time ago she inherited £8,000, which she treated in the same manner. During late years she went about the streets and alleys carrying a sack, in which she stored any thing- of value she could pick up. lM\r for Insurance Companies. Mutual fire companies in this State have in some cases so altered their mode of doing business as to accept cash premiums in licit of assessable deposit notes from their members. The question arose whether under the % la',v this was legal or not. A.ttorney-Ge*nci> al Stone rendered the opinion that under the Iowa system of mutual ins-jr- ance there is no place for cash premiums, or premiums of any kind. Whtnnnd In One Kouiul. A prize-fight with bare knucklf-.s took place between two Des Moincs amateurs at Johnstown. The contestants were a featherweight named Richards and a middleweight named Skyberry, who works in a DCS Moinc.s lumber yard. Richards knocked his opponent down four times in the first round, and Skyberry was so badly used up that he did not respond when the second round was called. Iowa Baptists. From the Iowa Baptist annual of 1890 the following statistics have been gathered for the State: Fifty-six missionaries have been employed during tho year. Appropriations for mission •work, $9,357.-13; for church edifice work, $,'J,SOO; making a total of $13.147.43. Members added to the Unptlst churches of Iowa during the year, 3,9r>7; the loss (by letter, death, etc.), 2,-!-l3; net gain, 1,512. Moneys raised by the Baptist churches of Iowa during the year for all purposes, $304,SrO.(iS. Static Money Stealing: Cattle., George Bos well, the cattle-thief, made a confession at Mason City before being taken to prison to serve a long sentence. He had been stealing cattle for a long time and had realized handsomely from it. The last sale, which was made to Chicago commission merchants, amounting to .§8,000, would be paid to owners of the cattle, residents of Emmet County. Tlie Railroswl Must Pay. The State Siipreme Court has affirmed the judgment of the lower court awarding Mrs. McDermott 610,500 damages, with interest for two years, against the Illinois Central Railroad Company for the death of her son, who was a brakeman on the road, and who was killed through the negligence of the company. News in JJrief. There are 413 convicts at Fort Madison and 437 inmates in the home for the feeble-minded at Glenwood. An unknown hand applied the torch to the home of Gordon McComas, at Burlington, and it burned to the ground. The family barely escaped. Two hundred conversions have been made in two weeks at the revival services in progress at the First Methodist Church at Creston. Incendiary fires were becoming numerous at Burlington, and insurance men were taking steps in the matter. 7j. Pressiiell, a harness-maker in Nevada, was found dead in his shop, shot through the head. There was no clew to the perpetrators. Prof. Sullivan, of Solon, has been obliged to leave the town for his improper advances toward several of his young lady pupils. At Mason City Hugh Flemming was fined §500 for selling liquors. A large fiow of natural gas was struck at a depth of eighty feet near J efferson. while a well was boring. John Watson (colored) was shot and dangerously wounded while entering his house in Des Moines. Robert Nash, his rival in a love affair, was arrested. Schwatka, the Arctic explorer, fell down-stairs at a hotel in Mason City and was badly injured. A prominent Des Moines physician is authority for the statement that no man who chews tobacco has ever been taken down with diphtheria. Bishop Perry, of Davenport, has received an English plum pudding sent from Oxford, England. The duty on it was seventy-five cents. The Supreme Court decides that where an indictment is found for embezzlement of public funds it is unnecessary to allege what defendant dirt with the money. A span of colts ran away with Levi Holmes, of Mitchell, and he was dragged a considerable distance, being severely injured about the head, face and eyes. Twenty-five prominent horse-breeders have decided to remove their quarters to farms near Rush Park, at Independence. It has been decided that Sioux City will drop out of the Western Base-Ball Association. No one could be found to put up the necessary funds. The store of J. II. Wetzel, at Swan, was robbed and then set afire. The loss was estimated at -*S,000. The Prohibitionists have decided to hold a State convention in Des Moines about June 10 to nominate a full State ticket and name the candidates for each county office arid the Legislature. J. P. Dosh, formerly a Davenport stenographer, is dead in New York, where he had been the trusted agent of Austin Corbin, the heavy railroad investor. Ail old geutk-mav at Independence has papered hi.s house with Biblical designs, each of which covers one side or end of a room, lie reads his Bible and then works the subject of the chapter road into -a design. At the annual meeting iu Des Moiiies of the State Horticultural Society EugeueSecor was re-elected president; G. B Bracket, secret .try and Henry Siruhm, treasurer. The treasurer's report showed cash on hand of $7,065.3:3. A FOUL DEED. Burglars Enter a Nebraska Banker's Idenoe, and on Itelng Discovered Beat Him Into Unconsciousness and Choke Hl« Wife to Ueath. CLARKS, Neb., Feb. 5.—The entire community is aroused over the murder of Mrs. 8. B. Cowles, wife of the president of the Pacific Bank of this city, by an unknown. The crime was perpetrated about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning and the details of the affair'flashed over the village an hour later. The Cowles residence is situated on the otttskirts of the town. The victim and her husband retired in an upper chamber about midnight with their 5- year-old child* Cowles was aroused by n voice proceeding from the kitchen. Not suspecting the presence of burglars he arose in his night robe and started to ascertain the cause. His wife begged him to desist. Suddenly as they were discussing the advisablity of searching the premises the chamber door was violently kicked open and a burly masked man with a revolver in his hand sprang into the room. In an instant the heavy gun was brought down on Cowles 1 head and he sank to the floor unconscious. Seeing her husband struck down the frightened woman uttered several piercing shrieks. Neighbors heard three agonizing screams emanating from the Cowles residence and all was quiet. A light was observed in the chamber occupied by the family, but before those aroused by the screams arrived at the scene of the tragedy the lamp was extinguished. An entrance was effected and three men rushed to the sleeping-room. In the doorway they stumbled over the figure of the banker. He was covered with blood from a ghastly wound in the head. The form of the wife was lying across the foot of the bed. Her tongue extended from her mouth, her eyes were almost bursting from their sockets, and the imprints of finger-nails deep in her throat told the story of the crime. Within a foot of the murdered woman lay her babe peacefully sleeping, not having been aroused by the dying struggles of the mother. Physicians were hastily summoned. All efforts to restore Mrs. Cowles were fruitless. Life had been effectually choked from her body, but the corpse was still warm, showing that the crime was committed only a few minutes before. While a body of men scoured the community in search of the perpetrator of the foiil deed the body of the banker was taken up and placed on the bed alongside that of his wife. Then it was discovered that some life remained. After repeated efforts he was restored to consciousness. He described the murderer as five feet eight inches high, well dressed and having jet black hair. The villain did not speak during the struggle, and as the period prior to Cowles being knocked senseless was so brief he had little opportunity to observe his assailant. Investigation developed the fact that , robbery was the motive for the crime, i The house had been thoroughly ran- i sacked for valuables. So complete was every receptacle supposed to contain money searched that it is certain that more than one burglar figured in the crime, as the time allotted for the work after the screams of Mrs. Cowles were heard was exceedingly brief. Not more than twenty minutes elapsed after the screams were heard before the neighbors burst open the front door to gain admittance. Fifty dollars was secured from the pockets of the banker and as much more from the drawer of the dresser. The jewelry case of Mrs. Cowles was taken. It contained a gold watch, diamond brooch-pin and a few minor articles of jewelry. The sum total of the booty obtained by the burg* lars could not have been over SSOO. Tho imprints of muddy feet could be observed on all the carpets in the house. The stricken husband immediately offered a reward of §1,000 for a clew to the murderer or murderers and 8500 for their capture. Every man in the entire village is searching the surrounding country for tho burglars or clews, PAN-REPUBLIC CONGRESS. .Pltui and Si'ono of tlie I'roposcil Great International Coiii'erenve. NEW YORK, Feb. 5.—The sub-committee appointed Tuesday by the commit- ,ee on plan and scope of the Pan-lle- public congress has made up a report which will be presented to the committee of 200 when that committee meets next month in Washington. The sub-committee consists of Champion S. Chase, LL. D., of Omaha; John Clark Kudpath, LL. D., of Greencastle, I ml.; Colonel Ethan Allan, of New York; Dr. Persifer Fraser, of Philadelphia, and William Owen McDowell, of New Jersey. The report is practically as follows: The congress shall be held in 1893 in the United States in the city decided upon by the committee of OX), and shall be coincident iu time with tliu Columbian exposition but shall have no connection therewith. It, shall consist of two bodies. The one composed of delegates who shall be nominated by the executives of the various Republics of the world on the basis of one delegate at large from every Republic and one delegate for every 5,000,OUO of citizens and for fractions txceeding half that number, tho second body to be composed of delegates from the great patriotic, civil, commercial,- educational and industrial organizations that express in their fundamental laws a devotion to the principles enunciated in the declaration of iudept.-nJence of the United States of America and shall be approved by the executive committee of the proposed Pan-Republic congress. The general scope of the proposed congress shall be to consider the Interests of frcu institutions and tho best means of promoting the same among the nations. With religious institutions the proposed congress shall have nothing whatever to do. SHOT WITH A RIFLE. Governor McJutogh Instantly Killed by an Jntiiaii 1'olicumuii in Indian Territory. MI-SKOGKK, 1. T., Feb. 5.—The first tragedy in connection with the Creek per capita payment occurred twenty miles west of here Tuesday at noon, in the morning Government Agent -Miller ami Mr. Ipsley left with the secoud 81.00,000 and e.scorted by eighteen guards At dinner a difficulty arose between (tuvemor McJutosh, '-Captain of the Light Horsi-men. and Bob Marshall, United State-, Indian Policeman. Tlia latter iih-jt Molnt,(.-sh with a \Yiu- c-ht-.-.u-r. kilm,-- l:i :u i MORE MINE HORRORS. A ColHery at •fcajMrilla, I»a., Suddenly flooded, and Eighteen Men Ar# Drottnert- Three Miners i,ofce Their Lives by a Similar IMgastet Neat Wllkos* barrc, fa. HAZMSTOW, Pa., Feb. 6.—-Eighteen men in watery graves marks the result of the most awful mine horror that has ever occurred in this region. Jeanes- ville, the pretty little mining village of J. C. Ilayden & Co., two toiles across the mountains from this place, is the sceno of tho disaster which has resulted in such appalling loss of life and which has brought desolation and anguish to so toany homes and dear ones. At 11 o'clock Wednesday morning while Charles Boyle and Patrick Coll, of Leviston, were engaged in drilling a hole in their chamber in the lower lift of No. 1 slope of J. C. Ilayden & Co. at Jeanes- ville they broke into the old No. 8 slope that has been idle for five years and had been flooded to the mouth with water. William Erislin, a driver, was driving at the bottom of the slope, when he felt the wind coming and cried out: "Boys, for God's sake, run for your lives or we will all be drowned." In a moment the force of water came and Brislin barely escaped with his life. Besides him six others were saved. The water rose rapidly and before any attempt could be made to rescue the rest of the workmen the water flowed in und in five minutes the slope, which is 024 feet deep, was filled to the mouth, and eighteen men who but a few hours before with light hearts left the bright sunshine and clear sky to ascend into the dark cavern of coal were buried in watery graves and their lifeless bodies, blackened and maimed, are alone left to tell the terrible cost of mining coal. The news of the disaster created the wildest excitement, and the mouth of the slope was soon thronged with people frantic in their efforts to obtain information of the inmates of the mine. When all the men who escaped reached the surface and it was known who the lost were 'the excitement increased, and in less than half an hour hundreds of men, women and children gathered around the slope, and the terrible scenes of anguish that ensued cannot be depicted. The weather, which was bitterly cold, did not have any effect toward diminishing the crowd, and it was only after the terrible result was made plain that none of the intombed men were living- or could possibly be reached until all the water could be pumped out of the slope that the grief-stricken friends of the unfortunate men could be induced to go to their homes. The firm of Hayden & Co. will pump the water oxit as rapidly as machinery placed in position can do the work. How long it will take is a question, -ince no definite idea of the volume of /ater can be ascertained. Some of the miners say it will take four weeks before the bodies can be reached, others say twice as long, since all the water that had collected in the abandoned No. 8 jlope will run into this lift of No. 1 slope, and will of course have to be pumped out. Mr. Brislin, one of the escaped miners at the bottom of the slope, said to a reporter: "i was waiting at tho bottom of tho slope for a trip to come out. Suddenly I heard a loud noise, and I thought it was the trip coming out. Then a fearful blast of wind came and UnocUed me down the gangway. I cried out to James Griffiths. Then the wind blew his Jight out as suddenly as it did mine. I tried tffrun for the slope, but stumbled and fell. Then John Boyle and John Neems came running out. Necms' lamp was burning, and through the aid of Neems' light we got to the slope. The water came pouring after us as we ran. We got to the slope and then the light went out. We Vambered up as fast as we could and the water came rushing after us, rising very quickly. In five minutes the water rose 208 yards to the mouth of the slope, the pitch of which is eighty-three degrees." The civil engineer in charge of the .Teanesville mines was a man from Pottsville, La Fcvre Womalsdorf. Many causes are advanced as to the cause of the disaster. Some charge it to neglect to notify the workmen of the dangerous proximity of the water. The slope in question, where the accident occurred, is a new slope which was sunk from the bottom of a worked-out slope. The latter has been flooded for at least sixteen months, and only a few of fclie old miners knew of the presence of that great body of water, and many a time had the remark been made that if the lower gangway workings were driven up too near a dreadful accident would be the result. Wn.KEsnAKHE, Pa,, Feb. 5.—Another terrible mine disaster occurred at No. 8 colliery of the Susquehanna Coal Company at Grand Tunnel, near Wilkesbarre, Wednesday afternoon. The cause was exactly similar to the the horror at Jcaiiesville in the morning. In an abandoned part of the mine, which was closed, was a great body of water held a.'i if in a large tank. In the adjoining chamber a number of miners were blasting or loosening the coal. An unusually heavy charge was fired and it so thinned the wall that the heavy volume of water broke through and made a passageway for its rush as wide as the gangway itself. A scene of consternation ensued. Some of the miners were given warning and ran for their lives ahead of the rushing flood. Three men—John lliner. Mike Shelauk and William Cragle, all married and men of family—did not hear the warning in time and were closed in in their chambers. Nothing has been seen of them since and it is thought that the waters closed in on them and that they were drowned. BOILED IN A BATH-TUB. A Patient In the Michigan Insane Asylum Itles Under Peculiar Circumstances. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 5.—Jennie Barth, who went crazy during one of the meetings of Eevivalist Mclntosh at Spring Lake, Mich., two weeks ago, was taken to the Kalamazoo Insane Asylum. Tuesday evening she was given a bath by the attendants. The water was drawn off, leaving her still in the tub. In some way boiling water was turned into the tub, and before it could be turned off or the woman removed she vyis so badly scalded that she died shortly afterward in great agony. QUICKLY AVENGED. .Justice Meted Ottt to the Murd«ref OP Xellte Orlfflli, at Dltnomtale, Mich— Ho Cosife*nes Ills Brutal Crime, and 1* on ills W«y to Prison for t,lfo Within Fifteen Hours After His Arrest. DTMONDALB, Mich., Feb. 4.—At 10 o'clock Monday night Russel C. Canfield was arrested for the murder of the young girl found in tho river here on Friday night. Last Tuesday night Canfleld went to the State public school, an institution for the care of indigent children, at Coldwater, and by some means secured permission' from the superintendent to take a young girl named Nellie Oriffln away with him. On Wednesday Can field arrived here with the girl and started off on foot for his home, about three miles from here. Suspicion was aroused when the girl's body was found, and an inquiry that was begun resulted in the arrest of Canfield. Superintendent Ncwkirk, of the Coldwater school, has fully identified the corpse as that of Nellie Griffin. Canfleld was taken to the county jail at Charlotte to a% r oid an angry crowd, that would probably have 'lynched him. CII.UU.OTTE, Mich., Feb. 4.—Canfield was brought into the circuit court at 3 o'clock p. m., Tuesday and arraigned before Judge Hooker for feloniously and willfully and with malice, aforethought choking and killing Nellie Griffin. When asked by the court what he had to say to the charga, he replied: "Guilty, I expect." Judge Hooker then sentenced him to the State prison at Jackson, for the balance of his natural life. Sheriff Pollock took him to Jackson at S o'clock. The murderer began a life sentence behind the State prison walls almost as soon as the body of his victim was lowered into the grave. After being placed in the jail here Monday night Canfield weakened and told the following story: "My name is Russell C. Canfleld. I am 53 years old. Last Tuesday I went from Dimondale to Jonesvillo. I bought a round-trip ticket. From Jonesviile I went to Coldwater and knocked about there for awhile. Then I went up to the State School for Waifs and Neglected Children. I saw the -superintendent, Mr. Newkirk. I told him I was from Parma nad that my name was Hendershot. I told him I wanted a girl to work on the farm. He said he had such a one. and I went to the depot. Newkirk sent, the sirl down to tho depot after. I had not seen her before. I had tokl Newkirk thiit I would guarantee her a good home. I took her and went to Jonesviile Wednesday. From Jouesville I went to Di- monclale the same day. After wo left the train at Dimondalo we took the road for my home, a mile from Dimondale. I worked for C. L. Harrison. We traveled the road together until wo struck the woods tliat belong to Ed I3eck- with. We went through the woods to the road known as the Water Street road. We went east on that road to the county line. Then we went to another strip of woods and went across a field to another piece of woods owned by Elder Woods. This is near where the body was found. I want to say one thing right here: I did the girl no violence. Then we sat down on a log. I did not know what to do, aud then she began to cry. That puzzled mo more 'than ever. I don't know what came over me. I must have lost my head. I threw her on the ground, and putting one hand on her throat 1 choked her to death. She made no outcry. I then undressed her and drew her body to tho ice and threw it in the hole in the ice where it was found. Tliis was after dark—about 8 o'clock. I then took her clothes and carried them to the farm where I worked, reaching there about 10 o'clock. I took the clothes—" Here Canfield asked if it would implicate any one else if he told what he did with the clothes: Being assured that it would not he continued: "I buried them in the cowshed. I went to the house and the folks asked me what made me so late. I told them I had-walked home and as it was very warm I had stopped twice to rest. I don't know what possessed me to do the deed. I did not know the girl's name. I never asked her. I told her I had a good home for her. I ttish somebody had shot me." Canfield is of medium height; stooping in his shoulders; has watery, blue eyes, and a face on which there is a crop of gray beard, short. lie is a weak man rather than vicious. He was born in Rome, Lenawce County, this State, and has never been outside of the State more than two or three times. He has been twice married, so he says. He also says that his first wife ran away with another man after she had lived with him (Canfield) twenty years. His second wife he married in Calhoun County and lived with her a few months when they separated. Then he went to Dimondale and soon after he hired out to Mr. Harrison, a farmer, and hauled milk to the condensed milk company at Lansing. The victim was a sort of vixen from her earliest years. She lived at home, near Mason, Ingham County, but her conduct was such that her people were forced to send her to the State school three years ago. It is not known what has become of her people. The superintendent of the State school at Coldwater says her conduct at the school ever since she came there was most exemplary in every way. COLDWATEH, Mich., Feb. 4.—In an interview Superintendent Newkirk, of the State school, gave his reasons for letting the girl Nellie Griffin go with Heudershot as follows: The man's general appearance was good—that of an ordinary thrifty farmer. He was gentlemanly appearing, with aii honest face, and represented himself as a Christian man. Mr. Newkirk called the county agent of Jackson County by telephone and asked him regarding Hendershot, requesting him to investigate, and if he could give any reason why he should not let the child go with Hendershot to telegraph him before Wednesday noon, the understanding being that if no reply was received it should be understood that Hendershot was all right. No telegram being received at train time the girl was allowed to depart with him. The Sundry Civil Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.—The sundry civil appropriation bill has been reported to the House. It appropriates 8>84,242,'J70. Among the items is one for §300,000 for a Government exhibit at the world's fair, and StfOO.OOO for the improvement of the St. Mary's river- The bill also makes appropriations for a large number of public buildings. Fell Into a Caldron of Boiling Water. CHJIXICOTHE, Mo., Feb. 4.—Arthur Quinn, a young man employed in Boeh- uer's slaughter-house, fell into a caldron of boiling water yestenJay and. fatally scalded. down and delayed, nor the fault of the Interior, Commissioner of HIS OWN FAULT. Prtfttdent Harrison Think* the ttnpnp<N ittance of the Indian Ig the Main Cans* for His IMscontcnt. NEW YOKK, Feb. 3.— The World prints a special purporting to quote President Harrison in an interview relative to the alleged wrongs upon the Indians, He said: "Some of these grlevnncos are ronl, some are Imaginary; some ixro inevitable consequences of our term of Government. The bison and tho elk have vanished from iho plainu, »nd thus the groat natural larder of the Sioux has been, emptied, but no legtalntiva act caused or can remedy that. Tho Indian Is naturally Improvident; he will gorge himself and his family to-day until his skin nntl their sltlns are bursting— ho will ent ten days' rations In ono and then complain because a fresh supply in not forthcoming the Instant his appetite beckons. In past years ho hns ofteu, no doubt, lioeu robbed by cattle rings, by agents and by traders. Tho Indian has often received poor clothing and moldy rn- tlons. But I do not believe tho Indians are robbed to-day. I nave no doubt the Indian thinks he is being robbed, because on Saturday he forgets that on the previous Monday he nto his entire week's rations. Also, he docs not comprehend why his supplies arc cut That ia not my fault, of tho Socrotar nor that of th Indian Affairs. The Commissioner promptly reports to the Secretary, who at onco forwards tho report to me, nnd I recommend to Congress that the appropriation be promptly passed in full. There my power nnd my responsibility and that oj the Indian Department end, and the delay bo gins. Congress does the cutting down of whlcfc the Indian complains, and the wisdom or folly of this Is beyond my control. I do know, however, that tho moment Congress appropriate.! the money, however much or little, every dollar of it is at onco applied to tho Indians' wants, and the entire machinery of the Indian Department is pnt In swift motion to get the supplies out as soon as possible. ''I am entirely satisfied with tho present administration of Indian affairs. It is thoroughly honest and intelligent, and no complaint has been given against it during the last two years that has not at once received prompt attentior and the cause removed. "There are many conflicting stories of the cause of the present outbreak. They arc being examined into. The chief trouble is a longstanding and constantly growing internal dissension among various factious of tho Sioua nation. I shall talk with this Sioux delegatior if they desire a council; shall give them a fui; hearing, and if any wrongs are presetted thes' will be met promptly and thoroughly. 1 believe. however, that the main grievance is boyonc! my control— tho tardiness with which Con gress has ratified the agreement made will) them by the Sioux commission two years ago and the cutting down of the appropriation reo ommended for the current year. That thej have been robbed by agents during my administration I know personally Is not true. That matter has been thoroughly sifted and the charge found wanting." THE COMMONS DISSOLVED. A Xew Camulbm Parliament to Ho Chosen Miirch 5— A Delegation to Visit TORONTO, Ont., Feb. 4.— The Empire, the chief organ of the Dominion Government, announces that, acting on the advice of his responsible Ministers, his Excellency, the Governor General, has been pleased to dissolve the House of Commons and issue writs for a new Parliament. The nominations will take place on Thursday, February 20, and the polling on Thursday, March 5. As the reasons which have induced the Government to appeal to the country at this time, the Empire gives the following: "It is understood that the Dominion Government has, through her Majesty's Government, made certain proposals to the United States for negotiations looking to the extension of our commerce with that country. These proposals have been submitted to the President for his consideration and the Canadian Government is of the opinion that if these negotiations are to result in n treaty which must ba ratified by Parliament, It Is evident that tho Government should be able to deal with a Parliament fresh from the people, rather tbtm with a moribund house. It is understood that Canada will send a delegation to Washington after March 4, the date on which tho life of the present Congress expires, for the purpose of discussing Informally the questions of the ex- tansion and development "of trade between the United States nnd Canada and :,hn settlement of all questions of difference between the two countries. This delegation will visit the United States capital, it is said, as a result of friendly suggestions from Washington." _ R E DUCED IN RAN K. Emiinror William Places Count Von Wal«l»!i-see iu Command of the Xiiitli Corps, BKUI.IN, Feb. 4.— The North German Gazette publishes a decree relieving Count Waldei-see from the position of General of Staff and appointing him to the command of the Ninth Army Corps. The Emperor's Cabinet order to Ccraiit von Waldersee is a very flattering document. In it the Emperor says that in the event of war lie intends to give Count Waldersee command of an army corps, and that therefore, as the Count has been long withdrawn from service with the troops, he appoints him to the command of. the Ninth Corps. It is reported that the Emperor intends to be his own chief of staff, thus reducing the importance which the position attained under Count von Moltke to the level of the i;orninander- ehip of a corps. The Cold Wave. CHICAGO, Feb. 4.— At 4:30 a. m. the thermometer stood at 3 below zero. Special dispatches indicate that the cold snap is generally felt throughout the Northwest, the cold wave in some localities being accompanied by high winds and heavy snow. In Iowa and Wisconsin the thermometer ranged from 7 to 15 degrees below zero Tuesday night, and the mercury was still falling. In Central Illinois a regular blizzard prevailed, and it is feared that the fruit crop has been severely damaged, as the trees were already in bud. Heavy snows fell in Indiana, and Pulaski County is covered to a depth ranging from f ourteeu to twenty inches. This is the first severe weather that ha'J been experienced in these States this Received Damages of 815,000. ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 4.— The sum of $15,000 was what a jury found William W. Bishop entitled to as the result of the injuries sustained \>y him in tha Selby avenue hill cable disaster of January 27, 1888. Bishop received a blov» on the head from which paralysis resulted seven mouths later. A Wisioiibin i'irui Fails. LA CBOSSK, Wis., Feb. 4.— C. & F Becker & Co., dealers in dry goods, have made a voluntary assignment. A statement of liabilities has not been j»a4e, but they wijl probably f $0,000; the assets are placed »t

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