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Salem Daily News, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1890, Salem, Ohio HE SALEM DAILY NEWS. NO. 34. SALEM. OHIO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10. 1890. TWO CENTS. r Shadows Be- to be Bill Likely the Senate. i Eioctlon Cases) t Senate of tBe Blair Educa- cotning week. Mr. remarks to-day and le them before the number of Senators ntention of speak- 0 before a vote ia of the Blair bill in 1 busy ,ors, and they claim -ejected. It has al- ite heretofore. Sen- the Oklahoma bill r hours and it will I and sent to the The urgent need sheen impressed on House and at the the bill will be upon there, ttee on Territories ivorable report on bo into the Union. Supreme Court last Monday in the stained the validity tion, and the pro- i alone stand in the eport on the bill, ra. the nominations aer Morgan and Su- dian Schools Dor- and only await the tforgan to be takea 3 new code of rules f the time of the ek. Pamphlets con-- new rules, arranged will be furnished it there will be no t once what changes 'his will make the npler to the new ible that some ob- e to beginning the i the ground that een given no oppor- ;hanges; but should tamed a temporary msed, and it is cer- ion will begin Tues- lections Committee der the Atkinsonr election case, and co reports, made on ill be submitted to rt will be made to n on the rules, so ommittee may have he case for consider- 1 of tho week. In ai repetition of the e House during the ublicans to call up .ase will occur in a SOLVED AT LAST. An Ingenious Bits Upon a tor Making Cloth Oat of the Discovery. Feb. 10. Botanist Porte, of the Department of Agricul- ture, is of opinion that a process been discovered by which the Ramee plant can be made into cloth at such moderate cost that it will soon become a dangerous rival to cotton. "About a month said Mr. Porte In conversa- tion on this subject, "infowpation reached this department that Thomas Mabbitt, a Providence manufacturer, had succeeded in doing with ramee what hundreds, I might say thousands, had tried and failed to is he bad, at small cost, woven ramee fibre into cloth. ramee fibre hich he had thus succeeded in weaving had been prepared by a process discovered by Charles Top- ham, a chemist of Salem, Mass. Top- bam, by a secret formula, had turned the fibre into a substance for weaving. Mr. Tophagi, it seems, had been experi- menting ramee for years, like a great many other men, and only suc- ceeded after innump-iMe failures. I was ordered by the u iment to go to New England and the dis- joveries of Messrs. Topliam and Mab- bitt. I did so, and wbo.t I saw has con- vinced me that tho pr of the utili- sation of ramee has a ast been satis- factorily solved." THE SWITCH WAS OPEN. A PARALLEL A Fraudulent Pension Case That is Remarkable. Alleged Widow of a Soldier Draws Pension after Being Divorced from Him, the Windy City. Fred- 2 famous Arctic ex- l in Chicago from of olevcn T known as cliff or leso Indians were i ition as the result of id's enterprise, the ion into the wilds of of Mexico with Schwatka pro- tk. Brake HUM'S Closes a Bad Wreck on the Northern Central Road. Pa.. Feb. open caused a serious wreck on the Northern Central railway at Marsh's Run, near this city, Sunday morning. Two sections of a freight running ahead Df the Pacific express had orders to lay upon the siding until the express had passed. After the first section had run upon the siding a brakeman. supposing the second section would follow, left the switch open. This soction, however, ran in upon another switch. Before tho mistake could be rectified bhe Pacific express rounded tho curve ind dashed into the locomotive of the second section. Both enginps wore de- molished and the track was blocked all lay. Arthur of Baltimore, Sreman of the express, was killed. [saac Stermor. engineer of tho passen- ger train, and engineer Yagle, of tho freight, were seriously injured, and ex- press messengers McCahen and Pownall badly hurt Several others were cut bruised. The negligent brakeman lisappeared after the acfidont. ANOTHER TRUST BORN. Combination of American and English Capitalists to Limit Production and Con- trol the Price wf StArch. DBS MOETES, Ia., Feb. M Gil- bert, proprietor of the Gilbert starch works of this city, and W. G. Work, sec- retary of the Sleeper starch works, have returned from Buffalo, N. Y., bringing the information that while there they sold their factories to a mammoth syndi- 3ate, which includes the proprietors of the largest starch works in the United States. Back of the American capitalists is a British syndicate. The price paid for the Gilbert works was and for the Sleeper works 51-0.000. Mr. Work is authority for the state- ment that the syndicate now owns or controls every starch factory of any im- portance in the United States with one single exception. The design is tohtmt the production and control prices. Some the factories will be closed. Those I in a position to know, say that the Sleeper works will be shut dowa aad perhaps the Gilbert factory. Bat No Recollection of Betef Granted a Decroe aad Lived With Him Wife Until HU Death. CijrccfSATi, Feb. Uni- ted States Attorney Harry Probasco has gone to Garden, O., to investigate a cam of fraudulent pension that rests upon a very curious circumstances. Some time ago a pension was granted to Nancy Smith, because she was the widow of soldier. Not long ago it came to tho ears of the District Attorney that this same Nancy Smith was not the widow of the soldier, but had been from him for many years before his death, airs. Smith was at once called, to time. Sho denied absolutely that she had been divorced from her hi band. Then the records were searched and the decree of divorce was found and she was confronted with it. Then sho made a curious statement, which resulted in tho present investiga- tion. She said that her husband was a worthless fellow and was wasting her property in dissipation. She consulted with lawyers and they in some way en- abled her to administer the property as a single woman. She thought it niighl be possible that they had obtained a di- vorce for her without her knowledge She remembered of testifying in court to the character of her husband and to his treatment of her, but of any talk ol divorce she had no recollection. As proof of this she states that she lived on with the man whom she sup posed to be her husband, keeping him as straight as possible and treating him in every way as her husband. This case is probably without a parallel in the records of pension cases, which contain many curious things. The question is whether the Government will be able to prosecute its case and obtain the monej which has already been paid out, if the woman's story is found credible am more than probable. A DEMOKAiJZED MARKET. on it Strike. HAVKX. Conn.. Feb. few :itro twenty-five of the mak- the country k-c- i c-rs o; ric races and using slratioris of his Icc- III. Wife. V.. EUlord IfenneU. a livinz oa South St. drunk a brtj- The urornaa was ii asd siaa to ibr was sevcn-ly Iy through a rhirh man will proV of Mavi-r. Stronse Co. quit work so of a -o-dnction in pay. Satui Jay reduction was tnado to includ" all jrirls and women in the wnt save those at the of differ- ent departments. As a 225 girls from V> ?7 and now sralo will rvduco wasw ten per cunt- will in- It is a Prlces of Anthracite Coal Cut Wide Open by Big PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 10. The Ledger says: The anthracite coal trade con- tinues very dull for domestic sizes and as active as ever for the furnace and small steam sizes, which have become very scarce. The price for pea coal has been advanced to at the mines, and most of the shippers are dis- inclined to book new contracts for that size, as they have already more orders than they can supplv. Some of the iron furnaces in the Lehigh and Sohuylkill valleys have begun to use broken coal to make up the shortness in the supply of lump and steamboat sizes and this will afford some relief to the market, which is gorged with a large accumula- tion of broken, egg, stove and chestnut sizes. The prices for anthracite are weaker than they have been at any time since last May. Shading from the circular figures is being done openly, even by the large mining and carrying companies. Th8 Pveading company is selling to every- body at ten cents per ton below the cir- cular nrices. and tboagentsof the Penn- svlvania Railroad Company are reported as selling their anthracite at twenty to twenty-five cents per ton below the cir- cular prices. The Wyoming and Lehigh individual operators have unsettled the New rk and Now England markets by freely and openly selling stove coal at a cat from forty to fifty cents per ton, and in some instances at a con- cession. A meeting of the general sales ajont's of anthracite companies will lie held ia New York next Thursday discuss tho condition of the coal AWPUIi TRAGEDY. A. Han Nlnotj-flre Tears Old Murders HU Son aad Man.. Ffb. terrible rouble murder occurred near Miomt Sta- fcra, 150 miles from Saturday. are meagre, owing to in- Mruptlon of train service. John Mor- and his wife were both shot by Mor- father. The murderer was ninety- Ive years old and only recently went to with his son and daughter-in-law. The ton was fifty-two years old. The was absent from home, and old and daughter-in-law had some dis- which ended in the woman being titrnck with a stick of wood. When the husband came home the wife told him What had occurred. He asked his father way he did it, and the old man replied: "Do you see that pointing to one hanging. '-Take it and shoot me, or I Will shoot you." The son paid no atten- tion and went into another room. The old man took down the rifle, went and aiming through the window his son through the heart. Two witnesses of the murder ran for assist- ance, and during their absence the old titan reloaded the rifle and shot his daughter-in-law, as she was stooping orer her dead husband. She lived just an hour. The old man said he did tho intentionally. The murdered Couple were highly respected and great indignation prevails. DEADLY GAS EXPLOSION. Two Men Instantly Killed and a Number Seriously Injured. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. was an explosion in the condenser room of the St. Paul gas works Saturday af- ternoon. There are two branches of the plant, one for the manufacture of coal gas and the other for water gas. The accident occurred in the coal gas depart- ment. Joseph McMahon was instantly killed; Sam Desmond died alter being removed. Martin Curran and Mike Mc- Mahon were wounded about the head and will probably die. Chris Kennedy, an old man about sixty years of age, is badly wounded and may not recover from the shock. James Simmons was badly hurt. The damage is estimated at with no insurance. No cause can be assigned for the accident. SWOLLEN JUTJER3. Fears of a Disastrous Flood In the Mis- sissippi and Its Tributaries. MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. alarm is felt by the planters and residents of the lowlands near Memphis at the ris- ing river. They fear that the water coming from the Ohio, Tennessee, Cum- berland and their tributaries will cause a disastrous overflow and are moving their stock to places of safety. Pecan East Carroll parish, [xmislana, gave way Saturday and much >roperty was destroyed. Men and ma- %rial have been dispatched to the scene of the break. Much excitement pre- vails here and at Vicksburg. The river is falling here, but is rising rapidly at points above and below. ICY mi An Entire Family Wiped Out of Existence. Four Children and Their Parents Find Watery Graves. Skating lea Broke and the lather and Mother U> Trying to Save the Little also Fell Victims. KINGSTON, N. Y., feb. four children of Jacob R. Slater were skat- ing on the lake at Binnewater, about six miles from here, Sunday afternoon, when the ice, which was but a few inches In thickness, gave way and the little ones were precipitated into the water. Their shouts were hoard by the mem- bers of the family, who lived near by, and the father and mother rushed to the rescue. By the time they had reached the lake the four children had disap- peared beneath the ice. The mother, frantic with the thought of her drowning children rushed upon the ice, which gave w ay with her weight Hud she sank below the surface. Mr. Slater then attempted to reach his wife he was drowned. The entire family is wiped out of existence. Last night hundreds of people were gathered about the lake searching for the bodies. GHASTJLY DISCOVERY. the fniin- liitrn. Felt. ct- race at Ivy to-uay. match a ssim at five aad a half tat flat. Th" will aatl will V With Laudanum. X. Y-. Feb. E. HwatiajTSon. agrcd twenty- Ibrvf. cxcnmilUsi suicide Sunday morn inc takiac laudanum. The young woaian had for two months V an of aad hax in Fri day flight was oat of the MOTSW aad with Decision of an Arbitration Board. Feb. arbitrators appointed to settle the differences be- tween the Cincinnati, New Orleans only were equally divided between tbe ;wo men. LATEST NEWS ITEMS. Gathered by Telegraph From all ParU the Karttu Cardinal Pecci, brother of the dead. Senor J. Cervo, a number of the Portr- guese Council of State, bu sent a lenge to fight a duel to Mr. Glynn Petae, the British Minister. Colonel Libbius C. Turtlot died at Woonsocket, R L, recently ajed eighty- four years. He was the oldest oottoa manufacturer in the country. The Emperor William is about to send Captain Plueskow to Constantinople with twenty-four drums as'a present to tho Sultan. Hitherto drums have been unknown in the Ottoman army. R. K. Fox, of the Police Gazette, has offered to present a trophy valued at to be rowed for at regattas ot the New England Aurateur Rowing Associa- tion in single-scull races for the cham- pionship of that association. Secretary Windom has directed that charges of drunkenness and cruelty pre- ferred against Captain Healey, of revenue steamer Bear, be investigated at San Francisco. A board of revenue officers will constitute the court. The directors of the New York Play- ers' League club have awarded the con- tracts for tho building of the grand stand, fencing and grading of tho club's grounds. Work will bo pushed at once, and every thing put in readiness for opening in April. John E. Haggard, nominated for Mar- shal of North Dakota, has declined the appointment. It is intimated that this action on his part is because he was aware that his connection with a lottery scheme in North Dakota is distasteful to> tlfe Administration. The Massachusetts Humane Society has awarded a gold medal to Captain Farquhar, of the United States steamer Trenton, for extraordinary courage and bravery displayed in the rescue of 140 ot the officers and of the steamer Trenton at Apia, Samoa Advices from Rio Janeiro have been received at Lisbon that General Da Fonsoca jb .icain seriously ill and has definitely retired from the head ot the provisional government. Pending tho election of his successor Senhora Barbosa and Constant, first and second vice presidents, are at the head of
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