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THE REPUBLICAN, SfAJftK A MAT,T,OCtt., FabllDhciMi. ALGONA. : : : IOWA. HOFFMAN,, the pretty littla boy pianist, who was the pet-of the New Yorlc ladies three short years ago, has grown tall, lanky and freckled. PROF. E. S. BAR^AHD, of the Lick observatory, California, says that recent observations of the shadow of one of Jupiter's satellites have unequivocally •hown that the tiny moon is itself dotrble. TIITCKE are in New Orleans some 30,000 people of Italian blood and speaking the Italian language. They are found in every class of professional and commercial life and in every trade and Industry. ______________ TWENTY-ONE States now have secret- ballot laws. Eight of these have been added to the list this year—North and South Dakota, Washington, Nebraska, Oregon, West Virginia, Arkansas and Vermont. Till? statement that France is the second wheat-producing country in the world will surprise many, yet such is the fact, its yield in 18S9 being 316,000,000 bushels to 490,000,000 bushels in the United States. THE passengers in an English railroad train that was snowed in for two days in the recent blizzard got out and built fires by the track, and thus heated the water-tank foot-warmers that are the only means of wanning English cars. A REFIUGEUATOB has been designed for use without ice, the cooling effect being secured by the evaporation of water carried from trough to trough by cloths by capillary attraction, and the apparatus being formed by a suitable framing having its sides closed in with wire gauze to permit the free circulation of air and exclude insects. THE business of wolfing a state out of money has been redticed to a science in Minnesota. It having cost the state last year $25,000 for wolf bounties, ;m Investigation disclosed the fact that in the northern part of the state wolf farms existed, where wolves were bred for the bounty of So a head on each. It paid better than raising 1 wheat. SEED for the culture of rubber has been sown in Cej T lon and the seedlings are reported to be flourishing among the jungle. "It is suggest that a large tract oi country could easily be covered with profitable trees by simply collecting and sowing broadcast every year iu the belts or useless jungles adjoining the estates a few bushels of the seed of the Ceara rubber tree which grows in the .island." IOWA STATE NEWS. THE FARMERS. HMRMAN LAWSOX, a fireman of Seat- 'fcle, Wash., met his death the other day in a sin-g-ular manner. During the regular weekly practice Lawson lost his hold on the nozzle and the stream struck him in the side, knocking- him down. Before he could be rescued he was roll• ed by the force of the stream for thirty yards along the wharf and over a six inch, spike, which wounded him so badly that he died from the effects. THE census bulletin on truck-farming ' makes the value of the products in 1839, -after freight and commissions were paid, 557(3,517,515, ana the capital invest• ed, $100,000,000, and occupying 534,440 acres of land. The industry employs 216,705 men, 9,254 women, 14,874 chil- • dren, aided by 75,808 horses and mules. ' The industry is growing because cities are growing and the diversified industries of the country multiply consumers. THE term center of population explains itself. It is the center of gravity of the population of the country. This may be stated briefly thus: If an east and west line be drawn across the continent in such a way that as many people will be north of the line as south of it, and another line be drawn north and south, so as many people will be on the east as on the west, the points where the lines cross each other will be the center of population. E. C. WATKMB, manager of the government hotels in Yellowstone park, was asked how many animals were in the park. "Many hundreds or perhaps thousands of elk," he said, "about a hundred of buffalo, and some mountain sheep a7id bearr. The buffalo are in no danger of becoming an extinct species. Since they have been placed under protection of governmcait troopti they have been increasing. Kile, also, thrive there. The bears are perfectly harmless. Having never been hunted they have no fear of men." As THE rol 1 of membership now stands, the democrats will have 237 votes at the opening of the next house. the republicans 87, and the farmers' alliance 8. This will give the democrats a plurality of 150 over the republicans, and a majority of 143 over all. The largest majority in the house in the past twenty-two years, or eince the close of the reconstruction period, all the states being represented, was 111 republican from 1873 to 1875, and the next largest was 81 democratic from 1688 to 1885. THE emperor of Germany, it is now understood, will go on a visit to Queen Victoria at the end of June or beginning of July. lie will be accompanied by the empz-ess, and they will be present at the wedding of the Princess Louise of Schleswig-Holstein and Prince Aribert of Anhault-Dessao, which is to take place on or about July 1 at Windsor Castle, in St. George's Chapel. The emperor and empress will reside at Buckingham palace during the stay iu London, and they will be the guests of the queen at Windsor during the wedding week. 1 be visit will extend over teo days. A State Alltnnco Formed, Officers ChosMt and a 1'lntforin Adopter!. A state organization bf the Farmers' Alliance was completed at Creston and the officers elected were: President, J. M. Joseph, Union county; vice president, Daniel Campbell, Winnebago county; secretary, George B. Long, Wayne county; state lecturer, T. II. Griffith, Cass county. The platform is an follows: Congress should issue a sufficient amount of fractional paper currency to facilitate exchange thvouijli tho United States mails. We demand a revision, of tho tux laws of Iowa so us to place the burden of taxation equally uuil equitably on all property without discriinin tiou. We demand of tho next general assembly of Iowa the adoption of tho Australian system of voting. The president, vine president and senators of tho United States shall bo elected by a direct vote, of'the people. VVe favor a reduction of ofllclal salaries, muiotuil, state and county. We demand that tho stajc shall publish the text-books for use in the public schools of tho stats mid furnish tho same to the people at aetual cost. We demand the adoption of a law compelling corporations to pay their employes at least semi-monthly, and wo hereby pledge ourselves to stand by and sustain labor in all its just demands. Wo demand a law making it a crime to takes or recelv? more than legal interest. It is further agreed tliat in order to curry out these objects that we will support for office only such men as can be depended upon to enact those principles into law uninfluenced by party caucus. Creston was chosen as headquarters for the state organization, and the secretary will locate there. A New Party. A combination of politicians assembled in Dos Moines recently to attend the first annual session of the National Citizens' Industrial Alliance of Iowa. The platform of this new party, besides demanding the abolishment of national banks, contains a short section on almost every issue, including prohibition. The leaders of the movement expressed themselves as satisfied with the results of the meeting, and state organizers will draw funds from them while establishing local alliances throughout the state. Hanged in Kfllgy. Fred P. Calkins, one of the leading prohibitionists of Webster county, was hanged in effigy by anti-enforcement men at Uarnmn. The effigy was hanged on a polo, in the main street of town and afterward riddled with bullets. This was tho result of the efforts of the State Temperance alliance to close the Miloons in that county. Applications for injunctions against seventy- five saloon men were pending in the district court. Saved His JATei by Dropping. An exciting shooting affray occurred n a saloon at Keokuk. "Dunce" Eun- yan and William Black got into a dispute over some money, when the latter lulled a revolver and fired two shots at ikmyaii. The latter saved himself by dropping to the floor. Black was in jail on the charge of attempted murder under §1,000 bonds. Davenport's New Crematory. The new crematory of tho Northwestern* Cremation society at Davenport vas opened the other afternoon by the ncineration of the remains of Otto vocher, a German who died of apoplexy. The incineration was witnessed by a arge number of people, and was thoroughly successful in every respect. Killed While Handling a Gun. Charles Grandburg was shot by John Younglove at Leeds and died in a short ine. Grandburg had gone to Young- dove's house to go hunting and Young- ove was examining Urandburg's gun, ivhen it exploded. The coroner's verdict was accidental shooting. News iu About $40, 000 in purses will be trotted fur at Knoxville August 11 to 14. Ben O. Rhodes, formerly sheriff of Marshall county, is now in a California .nsane asylum. The superintendent of public instruc- ion has designated Friday, April -24, as Arbor day. A Lucas county farmer the other day sold fifty head of hogs that averaged 385 pounds. Ellen Galleger, an old woman over 00 years of age, has been permanently enjoined from selling liquor at Independence. The Council Bluffs savings bank cashed $1(5,000 in drafts for a sharper named Morris which have since been found to be worthless. Nels Hanson, a young man about 26 years old, committed suicide, at Northwood by hanging. No reason was known for the deed. Peter Anderson, of Jioone, was killed by a Northwestern locomotive. The four banks in Worth county .show deposits belonging to farmers of the county of over §117,000. A §4,000 creamery has just been completed at Tingley, Jtinggold countj'. Word was received at Davenport of the death at Oakland, Cal., of Judge James Grant, one of the oldest and best known attorneys of Jowa. The cases against the alleged bood- lers in the De.s Moines city council were settled by the court, demurrers to the indictments being sustained. The Hock Island railway has secured BOO acres of land adjoining Des Moines on the west for §105,000. The land is intended for new and extensive shops. A female member of a stranded theatrical company attempted suicide in the Des Moines river at Farmington, but the water was too shallow to drown her. Frank Norton was found hanging to a tree on Luke Spoouer's farm four miles from Grinnell. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of suicide. He was insane. J. (Jalersor, landlord of the St. Charles hotel at Mason City, fled from the city, leaving a number of creditors behind. His whereabouts were unknown. His wife accompanied him. A horrible affair occurred near Charles city the other night. Mrs. A. C. Richards rose from her bed about midnight in a violent fit of insanity and .shot her husband through the head. A boy living north of the same city accidentally shot his bister. SWALLOWED BY ANGRY WAVES. A Norwfifrlau Mark Wrecked on the Virginia Coast—The Captain's Wife and Child and Six Sailors Drowned. NORFOLK, Va., March 28.—The Nor- weglan bark Dictator, from Pensacola, Fla., to West Hartlepool, Eng., laden with pine lumber, with a crew of fifteen and the captain's yoxtng wife and little boy of 3 years came ashore in a strong easterly gale Friday morning four miles south of Cape Henry and two miles north of Virginia Beach hotel. Full crews from two life-saving stations were promptly on hand and began firing lines to the ill-fated bark. The guns could not deliver the lines so far, though they were repeatedly fired. The ship finally succeeded in getting a line ashore tied to a barrel, which the surf carried to the life-savers. The breeches buoy was quickly rigged and sent to the vessel,but unfortunately the bark's crew was ignorant of its use, and the rescue was delayed until Capt. Drinkwatcr, of the life-saving station, wrote instructions, put them in a bottle and sent it to the Dictator by the line connecting the vessel with the shore. The first man was delivered ashore in eight minutes and seven others were rescued before sunset. During the entire day the ship rolled and pitched terribly and made the work of rescuing the unhappy sailors exceedingly difficult. At nightfall there were still nine persons on the bark and among the number the captain, his wife and little child. The captain had urged his wife all during the day to take the bxtoy and come ashore, bub she steadily refused, as she would not leave her husband and child, and only -one could take the buoy at a time. The bark went to pieces Friday night and the seven that remained on her have been lost, including the wife 01 the captain. The captain, just before the ship went to pieces, sprang into the sea with his son strapped to his back and reached the shore alive, but the boy was lost, making a total loss of eight lives. The Dictator was trying to make Hampton roads, having been .disabled by hurricanes since the 12th hist. All that could be gathered from the half- dead sailors as to the cause of the stranding of the vessel %vas that they did not know where they were, the sun not having been seen for four days and the weather so tjiick that they struck the breakers before they could see the coa.st. The life-savers worked all day with great heroism. MURDERED A MINISTER. Political Assassins Shoot Down M. Ilnlt- chiofr at Sofia. SOFIA, March 28.—At 8 o'clock Friday evening, while Premier Stambouloff and M. Baltchicff, minister-of finance, who had been walking together, were about to enter their official residences, which adjoin each other, a man suddenly confronted them with a revolver and fired three shots point blank at M. Baltchieft', who fell dead. A crowd immediately collected at the scene of the shooting, but the assassin succeeded in making good his escape owing to the darkness and confusion that prevailed among the people. A number of persons who had witnessed the murder report that the assassin had three accomplices who as- assisted him to escape. The shooting of Minister Baltchieff has caused the greatest excitement here, and the police are scouring the city for all those connected with the terrible deed. No motive has been suggested for the murder of the minister of finance, but it is presumed that the conspirators may have intended to take the life of Premier Stambouloff, but that in the darkness of the evening they mistook M. Balt- chiefi! for the man they had marked as their victim. " BABY BUNTING "'OEAP. Charles Arbuokle, the Millionaire Coffee Dealer, Valla a Victim to i'ueumoiiia. NKW YOJJK, March 28.—Charles Arbuckle, the senior member of a well- known coffee firm of Brooklyn, died at 7 o'clock Friday night of pneumonia. He was born in Allegheny City, Pa., 58 years ago and began life as a grocer. He established the present business in 1877, the largest of the kind in the country. He was a millionaire. Mr. Arbuckle gained considerable notoriety in a breach of promise suit in which Miss Clara Campbell, of Ironton, O., recovered a verdict of §45,000. Letters of love were produced from which Mr. Arbuckle received the sobriquet of "Baby Bunting," for he was so addressed in the letters. Miss Campbell was called "Buimie" in these letters. The remains of the dead millionaire will be taken to Allegheny City, Pa., for cremation. SHOT TWO ACTRESSES. Jealousy Cuuses n Double Murder uucl Suicide lit Suokitne l''ulls, \V;ish. SroKANi-; F.\i.r.s, Wash., March :i8.— A double murder and suicide occurred early Friday morning at the Casino variety theater. Charles Elliott, a faro dealer, who was occupying a box near the stage, drew a pistol, and fired several shots at the people on the stage. One bullet took effect in the left breast of Mabel Debabiari, killing her almost in- stautty. Another bullet lodged in the back of Carrie Smith, also a variety actress, inflicting a fatal wound. Elliott then placed the muzzle of his revolver in his mouth and blew his own brains out. Ills shots were intended for an actress named Lulu Durand, who was on the stage at the time, and of whom Elliott wa:s insanely jealous A LITTLE VARIETY. VERMONT has organized a fish aad game league. FOK troublesome weeds and for grass 'n sidewalks, driveways, etc., apply a dressing of coarse salt; this will kill all growth. Be careful not to put it on anything that should not be destroyed, however. CIIASLES KINS, of Danvers, Mass., claims to he one hundred and ten years old, and when he is seated on a soap box in the corner grocery he- defies all the boys to j»roy« tfcatfca iw»'t a genii we antique. FOUR GALA DAYS. Hair It Is Proponed to Dedionte the World's J'alr In IfcOS. CHICAGO, March 24.—There will be Borne novel sights in Chfcago October 13, 1892, if the plans of the world's fair committee on ceremonies be carried out. October 13 is the day set apart by congress for dedicating the great buildings in Jackson park, and the ceremonies committee has provided for oratory, music, a military review, tableaux illustrating the life of Columbus from a boy to a discoverer, the landing of the pilgrims, the burning of Chicago and a civic and industrial parade. The programme covers four days, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11. It is reported by the committee as follows: Tho committee decided to invite 10,000 troops, proportioned among tho states and comprising the flower of the national guard of t-ho United States, to participate In the dedication cero- monlos. In addition to the national guard tho government will order several regiments and batteries to report here at the same time, FIIIST DAY. Tho grand parade of troops will take place Tuesday through the principal streets of Chicago and will end at Jackson park, where the encampment will bo held, Tuesday evening it is proposed to givo a series of tableaux reprof enting salient historical facts In the life of Columbus, of which the following Is a brief description: I. Columbus aa a boy, in his humble homo in Genoa. a. Columbus in Lisbon, awaiting the tardy action or King John II. 3. The dream of Columbus. He has fallen asleep over his work and sees in his dream the fulfillment of his own ambition. The pan orama moves, showing an unknown ocean; a beautiful tropical land appears; birth of a new empire. 4. Columbus before King John II., who referu him to the council on geographical affairs. 5. Columbus before the council. 6. Columbus at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella at Cordova. 7. Columbus before the council at Salamanaca in September, 1486, representing a room in tha convent of St. Stephen's. , 8. Columbus before tho gate of the little convent on the hill with his young son. 9. Small room in same convent. A painting on the wall representing the world as it was known at the time. Columbus explains to the friar his grand idea. 10. Columbus departs for France. The mountain of Elvira and bridge of Pines. Columbus and his mule. Stopped by the queen's courtier. The message from Heaven. II. Departure from Palos August 3, 1493. Three caravels preparing to sail. ia. Night, scene, time 10 p. m., October 11, 1492. The Santa Maria, full-rigged. Columbus and figures of sailors seen upon the deck. A distant light, to which Columbus is directing attention. 13. Landing of Columbus the morning of October K, 1492. San Salvador. Planting the standard ot Spain. Tropical scenery. Natives looking upon the scene with fear and awe. 14. The court of Barcelona. 'Ferdinand and Isabella give a royal welcome to the great discoverer, who presents them with a new kingdom. Natives, strange woods, flowers, etc., from the new world. SECOND DAT. Wednesday. October 12, will be the main day of the dedication ceremonies, and will be ushered in by a national salute of forty-eight battery volleys fired by all batteries in attendance. At 10 o'clock a. m. tho troops will be formed and escort the president of the United States, tho diplomatic corps and distinguished foreigners to the main building. Upon the arrival of tho president tho consolidated bands will play "America." The entrance of the thirteen original states will take place with appropriate ceremonies—banners emblazoned with tho coat of arms, tho states represented by their governors, uniformed staffs, etc. Then in reasonable rapidity tho different states in order of their entrance into the union. The following or a nearly similar programme of exercises will take place: 1. Music, "Star Spangled Banner" or "Hail Columbia," with full chorus and orchestral accompaniment. 2. Prayer. 3. Commemoration ode set to music, with full chorus and orchestral accompaniment. 4. Address and report from director general. 5. Presentation of buildings by the president of tho World's Columbian exposition to the president of the national commission. 0. Cantata arranged expressly for these ceremonies. 7. Buildings presented by the president of the national commission to- the president of the United States. & Dedication orations, 9. Hnllejuah chorus. 10. National salute of forty-eight battery vol leys. Wednesday evening there will probably be a continuation of tableaux representing historical events in American history, from the discovery to tho present time, embraping the following scenes: 1. The Mayflower, landing of the pilgrims, the "stern and rock-bound coast," Plymouth Rock. 3. Group of pilgrims making treaty with the Indians, Miles Standish,, Brewster, Winslow. 3. William Penn and his associates; historical tableaux. 4. Signing the declaration of independence; historical characters fully represented. 5 Washington, Hochambeau and Lafayetta In consultation. 6. Surrender of Cornwallis. 7. Inauguration of Washington. 8. Development —Fulton's boat, Cunarder, matches, electrical appliances, railroads and bridges. 0. Discovery of gold mining. Gump. 10. "Westward the Star of Empire takes its course." 11. War. 12. Emancipation. 13. Peace—Allegory. 11,14, and 13 to be arranged in grand transformation scones. 14. Burning of Chicago; grand transformation scene; rebuilding; world's fair. 'IllOil) AND TOUUTH DAYS. Thursday there will be a mammoth civic and industrial procession, which will fully illustrate all departments ot industry. It i.s expect cd to arrange Boats on platform c»rs and move them over the cable lilies of the city to Jackson park. Tho evening will be devoted to llroworks iu all the parks and upon the lake along the en- tiro front of tho city. There will also be a grand dedication ball In the evening. Friday, October 14 will be the last day of the celebration, and all the ceremonies and exercises will take place In Jackson and Washington parks. There will be regimental and brigade, cavalry and artillery drills, illustrating attack and defense ol fortified positions. la the evening there will bo another grand display of fireworks, with many brilliant and origr ina.1 set pieces. Grand vocal and instrumental concerts win form a. most important portion of the ceremonies. Prof. Tomlins is now training a chorus of 1,500 voices, and will give, with the assistance of tho Apollo club, of Chicago, at least two concerts in addition to rendering the cboral service during the dedication ceremonies Wednesday, October 18. LUCIUS ROBINSON. Death at Eimlra of the Ex-Governor oi New York—His Career. EI.MIKA, N. Y., March 24.--Ex-Gov. Lucius Robinson died at his home in this city at Id:55 p. m. Monday. [Lucius Kobinson was born at Wyndham, Greene county, N. Y., November 4, 1810. Hla father was a farmer and gave him an academic education. He begun practicing law in 1838. In IftJO he moved to New York and was wade master in chancery of a New York court iu 1W3. H«i was for a long time a mem- mer ot the Tammany hall general committee. About ib55 he moved to a Harm near Clmira. He was a member of the state legie laturu several years, and was state ocmp troller three terms. He was oj by tUe WRECKED THE BANK* Tho WftKhlngton National, of Now Tofh, Forced to Close HeoniMe Its President loaned Nearly tto.lt Us Capital on Worthless Securities. NEW YOIIK, March 24.—Official announcement was made late Monday night that the Washington national bank at No. 1 Broadway would not open its doors to-day. The bank's resources have been loaned out by the president to two friends, and the discovery of its condition was accidentally made. The bank is not a member oi the Clearing house association, but clears through the Oallatin national bank. Under a rule of the clearing house which went into effect January 1 the banks clearing in this way must submit their accounts to examination by the clearing house. Monday Bank Examiner Hepburn, representing tho clearing- house, appeared at the Washington bank to examine its affairs. He soon discovered that its capital was impaired. As soon as this annotmccment was made President Sherman, who has been in charge of the bank, was prostrated, but recovered sufficiently to inform tha directory that he had been too liberal in loaning money to his friends. Two accoitnts have been discovered that foot up $121,000 that are probably total losses. One is for §70,000, secured by poor and worthless collateral, and the other, a draft for $50,000 on John Silva, which had been cashed by the president and "hung on a hook." It is said that Mr. Silva has promised to make this draft good to-day. The bank had a capital of $300,000 and deposits of $600,000. The only officers present when the complete announcement was made by the bank examiner were the cashier, J. T. Grainger, and director Sidney Tilghraan. The president had then gone away, no one knew where. The president of the Callatin bank at once gave notice that his institution would no longer clear for the Washington bank. This news prevented any attempt being made to make up the losses. Cashier Grainger said that the developments were a surprise to both himself and the directors. None of them had any idea that the president was involved in any irregular transactions, and he could say nothing about details of the method by which the funds were withdrawn. Mr. Tilghman, a director of the Washington national bank, says the impairment of the capital is iu the neighborhood of §135,000. President Sherman said: "I wish to huve It understood that I alone bear the burden of responsibility. It was impossible for me to avoid the overdraft, and after It was made I could do no better than to make it a loan. Permitting a man to open an aeuount by depositing o«t-of-town drafts and drawing against them was an error of judgment —a very unfortunate orror. No one friendly has been benefited by tho transaction, nor was there any real attempt to conceal the affairs of my administration ol the institution from the directors. They wcro fully informed of tha transfer of tho overdraft to a loan. The other affair I did not mention for ono reason only, and that was that I hoped that the man, if his difficulties were not noised abroad, would be able to cover his short- ago. "I have shown too much sympathy. A bank officer has no right to have a heart or to try to save a man who is in difficulties. Still it Is hard to see u worthy man go down without an effort being made to save him." He admitted that the security was not first-class Wall street collateral, but he hoped to recover the money in a short time. He did not believe, and does not believe now, that the account will be lost. But the security he had taken, he said, would not stand the scrutiny of the clearing house. This overdraft was between 873,000 and 675,000. President Sherman said that the depositors would be all secured. There would be some little loss, but that would come out of the stockholders. The depositors might have to wait a short time because money had been lent on notes which could not be collected now. STANFORD'S UNIVERSITY. President Jorduii, of the Indiana University, Accepts tlie Offer of a Similar- Position in the New California Institution. BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 24.—Senator Leland Stanford, the California senator and millionaire has at last selected a president for the famous lie- land Stanford Junior university of Palo Alto, and his name is David S. Jordan, the president of the Indiana university. The senator, accompanied by his wife, arrived in Bloomington Saturday evening, and Sunday morning offered Mr. Jordan the presidency of his university, stating that he had selected him after three years of careful investigation. Dr. Jordan did not accept U) til Monday morning, when Senator Stanford laid before him his ideas of the policy of the institution, which is to be like that of Cornell as far as practical. The salary of the president is to be $10,000- with a residence. Dr. Jordan is to accept in June, after his year's work here ia completed. [David Starr Jordan, the new president of Stanford university, is 40 years old, and seven pears ago when selected president of the Indiana university was the youngest college president in tne United States. He is a graduate ol Cornell, class ol '73, and a member of its board of trustees. Me is known best to the world of sciences and has the largest colleotion of fishes of any private Individual in tho world. He is a native of New York, and began his college work in Lombard oollege in Galesburg, 111. He was a pupil of Agassiz, and his works on botany and ichthiol- c«y are voluminous and standard.] More Warships for Chill. WASHINGTON, Marsh 24.—The continued warlike news from Chili renders 5t likely that the Charleston will be seat along with the San Francisco to join the Ualtimoi e and the Pensacola •n those waters A NICKEL IN THE SLOT. THESE are about 12,000 nickel-i»-the- Blot machines ia use in this country aad they comprise fifty varieties. A PBINTEB put a penny in the sl<?t oi amfce.'iine intended to prove a man's striking power, and then punched the pad offered to receive the blow. The spring didn't work, his wrist was broken, and the jury gave him 850. THE English postal authorities have introduced nickel-in-tha-slot machines the sale of postage stamps. The NIOHOLLS TO BLAINE, txmlfilftnn'» Governor Writes a Letter ttt the Secretary of State on the Keceat Trnirndf In New Orleans. WASHINGTON, March 25.—Secretary Ulaine has received n letter from Gov. Nichols, of Louisiana, in regard to the recent killing of eleven Italians in the jail at New Orleans, of which the following is a copy: "EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, STATR on 1 Loo- ISIANA, UATON HOUGH, March 21.—Hon. James G. Blalhc, Secretary of State, Wanhington: Sir—At n l.ato hour on tho 15th instant 1 received a dispatch from you having reference to tho forcible breaking, on tho 14th of this month, of the jail of this city, and the killing of eleven persons confined therein under indictments found in tho criminal district courts for tho parish of New Orleans. '•You stated to me that it had hoen ropro sented to tho president, by tho minister ot Italy, accredited to the government of the United States, that among the killed on that occasion were threo or four subjects of tho king of Italy. Tho telegram disclosed an apprehension, on the part of tho minister, evidently shared by tho president, that the disturbance) was a continuous and swelling disturbance, which might involve tho Italian subjects in Now Orleans. "I have reason to behove that tho hope expressed by the president that I would cooperate with him In maintaining- tho obligations of the United States toward Italian subjects who might bo within tho perils of tho excitement, and that further violence and Woodshed might bo prevented, was based upon that belief. Tho prcsl dent further expressed the hopo that all offenders might be promptly brought to justice. "On the 10th instant I telegraphed you that there was no excitement iu tho city at that time and that I saw no reason to anticipate further trouble. "I also stated that the action taken was directed against particular individuals, and that the race or nationality of tho parties did not enter us a factor into tho disturbance. A week has passed since the date of my dispatch and tho opinion then entertained as to the termination of the trouble has proved to have been well founded. Tho men killed, as I have stated, were conflncd in prison, under indictments found in tho criminal district court for the parish of Orleans; tho sheriff has made liis'roturn of the facts to the court; tho judge thereof has charged tho grand jury now in session in regard to tho matter, and tho whole subject is, I assume, now under investigation by that body. "lam satisfied that most of tho persons killed were American citizens, but it Is probable that two or threo wore Italian subjects. "I have the honor to be, very respectfully, '•FKANCTS T. NICHOLS. Governor." The department of state will not take further action m the matter until the Italian minister makes some f m-- ther communication upon the subject. ITALY DEMANDS SATISFACTION.' LONDON, March 25.—The News' Paris correspondent says he lea.rns on the best authority that the Italian government, without discussing the status of the New Orleans prisoners, maintains that as prisoners they were entitled to be defended while in prison in the state, and declares that although proclaimed innocent they were not so defended, therefore the Italian government formally demands punishment of the mob's leaders and indemnity for the families of tha men slain. In conclusion the correspondent says: "America seems tmi- matcd with the best intentions and inclined to grant satisfaction." IT.I, KE8TKICT ITALIAN EMIGRATION. ROME, March 25.—The Italian government meditates taking steps to check emigration to America. DRUGGED AND DROWNED. An Indiana Woman Tolls How She ami a Paramour Made Away with Her Aged Husband—The Murder 1'luimod Before tho Wedding. GOSIIEST, Ind., March as.—Mrs. Frances Calkins, who is on trial with Frank Hendrix for the murder of her husband at Elkhart last April, turned dtate's evidence Tuesday and made a full confession of the crime. Thijl coupled with other strong- evidence adduced by the prosecution has made the case look almost hopeless for Hendrix, who still stoutly maintains his innocence. The sensational feattires of the day, after all other evidence for the prosecution was in, was the release oi Mrs. Calkins from custody in order thax, c,iio might appear on the stand as a witness for the prosecution. Her story of the awful crime, by means of which she and Hendrix hoped to become joint owners of over $6,000, was graphic and at times brought the audience up to a high pitch of excitement. It is as follows: In February, 1890, Mrs. Calkins, who was then a widow (Mrs. Whipple), was living in a flat at Elkart on the same floor on which Hendrix had his insurance office. Edward Calkins, an old man possessed of some money and property and editor of the Labor Signal, state organ of the Knights of Labor, boarded with her. She and Hendrix became quite intimate and soon formed a plan which, if successful, would result in her marrying Calkins, his getting his life insured for §5,000, willing his property to her and then being "removed." Everything went well. Mrs. Whippie, who was a fascinating- widow of 85, was married to Calkins March 35. A few days later Hendrix induced him to take out an accident insurane* -po 1 icy for $5,000, payable to hie vr'Io, and also to will his ca«h and property to her. Eve,i7»trAHg being now in readiness for the final blow on April 3, they took Calkins boat-riding, drugged him with liquor, and when lie got up to change his seat Hendrix threw him into the river. They then wet their clothing thoroughly and returned, telling every one that the boat had capsized and that Calkins was drowned. During the recital of this story by Mrs. Calkins Hendrix was apparently unmoved. He claims that she is a bad and designing woman, and that the, whole scheme is one of blackmail. She Hit Him First. DE KALB, Tex., March 25.—On the J. M. Winston place, 14 miles north of here, Monday morning, William Watte, a plantation laborer, on arising, told hia wife Fannie to suy her prayers, as he was going to kill her as soon as he had put on his shoes. The woman, to save her own life, determined to take that of her husband, and stepping out to a wood-pile, secured an ax, and returning to t u e house buried it ia the back of his twad, splltWlig 11 ** **» hira \t aile b, 9 »as mating

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