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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah THE TRIBUNE is tHe only Sevenday Paper published be tween Denver and San Fran cisco and contains the only Complete Telegraph Service in the Rocky Mountains TIIE TIUEUNE is delivered by carrier all parts oJ tlie city at 25 cents per week Monday edition included Telephone No SALT LAKE CITY UTAH SATURDAY MOIESTESTGr DECEMBJSR 27 1890 PRICE FIVE CEKTff mU AGBOSS THE SEA The London Times Picks General Booths Plan to Pieces A WAR ON TELEGRAPHERS THE INDIAN CONGRESS ASSEMBLES A German Woman Gives an Exnmplo of the Crucifixion of iewHkiH Benefited by the Koch Lymph DPO Tho Timm publishes ft threecolumn article Jonftral Booths of social set forth in book In Darkest The writer of tho nays Oonwral Booth cannot thinl he IN uti to eollefit by thn moral luna tics of crime and drink lift cannot expect UH to believe that ho can compel to work ruon who admittedly will nor work Or that any colony of such men iveti unflfr the HMmnliiH of cash could hi compelled to bn soIfHiipportinK Tho article acriusoH of childlike Ig fionuicf of farming and recklessness in on a Tor the purchase of land for a farm colony jitsr acre An editorial states thn article in the first In Matiment of a critical examination of schem hy a wnllfiualiflod writer and says VVi not allcct to regard the scheme with anything hlt profound distrust We urgo UIK publio not to conclude In a fit of hys terical emotion that Booth to 1m cntruatiiil with an Imsnensn sum of money but wall and hoar can bo urged against UIH scheme Lake Shore Operators Must Quitfhe Brotherhood or the Company CiriCAOO Dec Tho ultimatum of the Lake Shore fc Michigan Southern Hallway Company that all telegraphers on that road I must withdraw from the Order of Railway I Telegraphers or leave tho employ of tho company is believed hero to bo the begin j ning of a genera movement In that dlrec tinn It is that several of tho Chicago UMPS will follow the example of the Shrm The opposition of the rail roads l the order has developed since It has a tendency to affiliate with tho Brotherhood of Telegraphers commercial and has refused to teach teleg raphy to apprentices sent to the dHVsriirit oflicfis by tint companies to luarn the busi ness Oiilsldo of railroad circles it is be liovrvl that the of the rrusade will be a practical consolidation of the two tele graph organizations An Iowa Gold Story iOMS Dec farmer named Hallowmand in Maska county fowa fouril a solid gold nugget weighing seventy ounces on the edge of a small Tronic on his farm ami It believed a heavy deposit of the precious nutal will be found on Investi gation THE BIG FOOT CHASE SICVKKAT COMMANDS FOK TIJIC UAO SEARCHING A CltUCllJArlON A Gorman Woman Mutilates While in a Kolftfious BicitMN Don village of WatUinheun in Riilnoland umlor Kolntf considerable excitement ovor a pecu liar ourfO of religious that occurred Barbara Ptinier an un married woman yyars of age IKM inly iniitllatwl howl I1 and tlion appeared itclnro a largo number of puoplo wlio hud lilud at hur homo to participate hi a relltf ious Kirfmoiiy Sim pnHOntOd a frightful bring woumlixl in stmjral pianos from which I ho blood in a siHfnlrig wanner Ho hand hands and foot iind Imad won trashed and thero wore sovoral wounds In tho nolghborhoood of lior Standing boforfj tho torrorstrlclcon bly Him exhibited her blooding wounds and Mulmod that wore a wonderful exam ple of tho of Christ As soon us tho authorities hoard ot it the woman was arrontod and talcou to jail In ordor tiiat tho dlntrlot might havo an opportunity of making an a nil na tion Tho wounds are on tho Innor and outer sldo of her hands nn well arouml htir wrists and thoro aro smaller onos on her font Thorn a out on hor foro Ai tho back of iior head under tho hair suvoral blruuiing eruptions Tho woman tit tho time she waa arrested WUH Miirrountkd by nwo than ono hundred pous anis who taking money and food to The gondnrmos who wero sent to take IKT to jail vvuroolsligfid to force tholr way to bed with drawn swnrds In order to got through tho crowd of admiring and awu MtrkUeii spoctiUorH INI1AN CONG 11 ESS With a Choyenno Ilopol tho TfoHtilen and Kill Two of Jandrt HoHtilon Coining In TUrrn Crrr S Dec to Miles has received a from General Brooke confirming the earlier reports that the are moving in from their camps to tho agency Seven lodgos havo already made part of the distance but are waiting for tho main body At noon nothing yob was heard from Colonel Summer who for the past throe days has hoon following Big Foots trail nor from Gineral Oarr who rnovod out upon the reservation from Kapid creek Wednes day to intercept tho same band No trail entering tho Bad Lands has been found by Henrys command sont out from Pino Ridge to aid In capturing Big Foot Big Foot has probably started for tho Cheyenne Agonoy IINU RIPOTT S Deo battailous of the Seventh Cavalry aro or dered out and loft this noon to help Colonel Henry capturo Sitting Bulls Hoeing braves The latter camped on White river last night Two Hotohldss guns accompany the expedi tion The start was mado lu a blinding sand storm INDIAN Tliey May Be Replaced by Officers from the Army A GOVERNMENT DIRECTOR FOR THE U P South American Transportation Statistics from road Conces sions Panama Canal Con cerning the Jews ATTACKED BY KICKING BEAR It Thousand 1 rjAhcirnA Den NitkmU Irnliun OongnHs opened In this city today Ono thousand delegates wore present and 5000 persons In the audlonoe those who wnro Messrs Sohwann and Jain of the British House of Commons ajalis and Mahomedan tiohlos Acl vocatf Gluse the loading iitiorney of Ihe court in an addiuss deycrihos tho Congress as the Inevitable outcome of tiio Kcnorous policy of the British Mr Mehta a memhcr of the Bombay Leg islative nonncll In liis presidential address made divlarai Ions as to the locality of movement and its paetiio aims I to said tho foriKross desired to assist tho Government In tho work of social reform Although tho diverse of India was rot yot ripe for a representative body yot tho elec tive principle ought to bo tuloptod Innom inations to the Indian Council and ho ap pealed to the Viceroy to watch tho move ment h a spirit of sympathy The Scotch Railway Strike Doc Scotch railroad strike continues to keep business at a stand still The rnliMlonlun Railway Company which steadfastly refused to yield to tho has practloully won the with its employes The siueoss of fcho other is tlioiiicht to he doubtful A Dee railroad mon on a strike in this city and neighborhood have resumed work the rlitVererKes between thimsislvos ami having boon sot OBrien Ts PARIS Doc OBrion in an interview doseribod as an iitrocious libel tho statement of I ho London 7ijnra that whilo in America he contributed to the eol Patrick Fords newspaper and that Patrick Ford who UUo his old quests lavltt and Mealy Is greatly shocked at Paruolls has junt roafflrmed his faith In the jjiispel of dynamite OBrien HSMuts tluu ho has tolojitMphod tho Times for a retract ion A Chinoio Steamship Ilwrnrd tn odvlcos reeived hete the steamship Shanphi was reeently burncHJ at sea near Wuhu a treaty port of fifty miles above Nan kin The erow about sixty natives together with several KuropeanoHleors It is supposed met their death either In tho flames or sub sequently by drowning Two Assaults Repulsed JJOSH to tho JToRtiles OAMP NIOAR RATTTiH 8 Doc 26 The woathor IK cold and tho rlvors frozen solid A company of Choyonno scouts aro onoiirnpocl at tho mouth of Hattlo Creok Two attempts havo boon mado by tho hos tllen wlio number about eighty to break Into tholr camp Tho first attaolc was mado by mily a fow of tho Indians who wore qulorcly repulsed with a loss of two Uillod sovoral wounded and It is thought ono was fa tally hurt Tho socond attack was mado nfter dark by tho wholo baud led by Kicking Hoar Volloy aftor volley was fired on both Hides and a desultory firu was kopt up for an hour or more It is not known how many bostllos killed but ludging from thy roports of a scout there must havo boon snvoral killed Troops sont to tho seouo nvport ovorything qulut no hus tilos in sight TUK Tho MISSION Said to Be Padlewski Safe in Rulparia PARIS loe PopolT chief of tho Russian political police Is now in tho investigating tho murdor of General Soli verskolT Ho statos that Padlowsld su3 pefted of having killed tho Genoral was traced to Bulgaria tlu1 only country from which ho en mint bo extradited Irish Should Have Dono OCoiinell Bishop of In ri to the Irish Cutlntlic says he regrets that the Irish peoplo did not im mediately tho blarno upon Parnoll for his offense against tuftOMfl of giving him a handle with which to ruin tho party and Kostilos Coming la CHTY S Doc General Mlloa who has been waiting sovoral dajs to hear tho result of the friendly mission of the Pino Kklgo Indians to tho hostile camps In tho Bad Lnnds today rooclved word from Gon oiivl Brooke that couriers In from omls sarios repoctud tho hostilus ready and about to oome in Several small parties aro already moving Into tho Agency and tho bulk oC tho Indians are expected there within a day or two is also received that Big Foot and his band who havo been missing since their escape from Colonel Sumner havo boon found on Porcupine creek moving toward Pine Ridge No do tails aro given but Big Foot has certainly evaded for sovoral days all tho force in search of him Sensational Rumors Denied DICKINSON N Poo 26 A courier came In this evening from the rollcf force son out to rescue Cnptjtiti Fountains com mand which was reported surrounded by 500 In the Cave LJllls Captain Fountain was surprised when tbo relief party came up as although ho had boon Industriously searching ho had been unable to find a single hostile since ho wont out IIo sends word that the stories about murders of ranchmen destruction of prop erty and skirmishes with soldiers aro with out a particle oC foundation Nearly all of Sitting Bulls followers ho has learned havo made their way toward Pino Kidge and Cherry Crook resorvatious where they will surrender White Cloud Stopped It GCTHKIK 0 Deo W H Thomp son legal agonO of tho Lowas returned to day and reports the ghost dance abandoned on solicitation of the blind Cheyenne chief White Cloud All tho Indians returned peacefully to the reservation A TKN PlfiK CENT REDUCTION Tho Kind ol i Christinas Gift the Pnllmnii Kmployces Got CntCAOO Doe hundred em ployees at Pullman who work by tho piece In the oar shops aro notified of a new scale of wages to take effect on tho firstof the year amounting to a reduction of about 10 per cent Two hundred blacksmiths have quit work pending arbitration with tho company Tho other employees seem In clined to accept tho scale more quietly Manager Sessions explained that owing to the closeness of tho financial situation tho railroad companies arc only asking for oars at low prices and on long timo Tho contracts on such terms had to bo accepted or thii works closed Benefited by the Lymph M Pec persona sutTerlng from leprosy who were Inoculated with tho Koch lymph are reported to be apparently rapidly improving since Ron her Dead PATHS Deo death Is announced of MniC Kouher the widow o Eugene Kouhor Napoleons frleud advisor and Fertiliser Works Burned CirATtrjcsojOif 9 Dec Edisto Phosphate and Fertilizer Works wore burned Ustjiigbt Loss Tho Death Record S Deo D Simpson Chief of the Supreme Court of South Carolina died at his home this morning of heart disease KtUKwoou Deo James G11I fillun widely known as Indian died todav The House Adjourns r Doc fifty mem bers wore present when the House was called to order this morning It was agreed that when the House adjourned it bo to tnoet Tuesday next An adjournment was then taken Water Mixed With Oil LIMA Ohlo Dec Ohio Oil Com pany which Is a branch of Oil Company bus Increased its capital stock from to Dec Dis Francisco Series removal of Lho Civil Indian Agents of the Government at Pino Ridge Cheyenne river and Rosebud is being considered by the President Should this occur the officers of tho army will be put Into their stead temporarily and perhaps permanently Tho Civil agents appear to be wholly in capable of dealing with the excited Indians their removal lias been advised by Cioneral Miles who is supported by tho Secretary ol War Tho Indian Office people are alarmed at the consequences of having broken their promises with the Indians and aro willing to yield Lno work of pacification and repair to the War OrUce The army men know more of the Indian character than tho average Indian agent They have kept tlfcir word wiih tho Indians whenever they have been allowed to do so and the visible force they represent is respected The other Sioux agents are to bo let alone Major McLaughlin at Standing Rook par ticularly has shown himself to bo a good agent for years TIIID a f niriECTOR APPOINTED WASHINGTON Dec 26 Associated President today appointed E Darwin James of New York and Phillips 0 Garrett of Pennsylvania mem bers of the Board of Indian Commissioners vice W Morgan resigned and Clluton B Fiske deceased flo also appointed Joseph VV Haddock of Nebraska Government Di rector of the Union Pacific Railroad Com pany vice lames W Savage deceased AKOTUBa CKANSlOaTATION COMlANY on Commerce to day gave a hearing to F L Dana oC Denver Howell Jones of To pp k a B Olarko of Chi cago and A 1 Chamberlin of Dos Molnes upon tho bill intToclueod by Cnlloin to in corporate tho PanAmerican Transporta tion Company These gentlemen appeared as a subcommittee appointed by the Inter state Deep Harbor Commission They said the committee was backed by and was created to look after the welfare of tho West before Congress bul especially to secure an adequate appropriation from Congress to build a deep water harbor on the Texas coast Tho was appointed with the special object of establishing a line of steamers between various ports on the Gulf of Mexico and parts of Central and South America It was determined to apply to Congress for a charter The Incorpora tors they said wore men of wealth with a captal exceeding Tho Commit tee on Commerce has not yot taken action on tho bill A WAR DEPARTMWNJ PENSION OFtflCK Representative Out on eon from tho Com mittee on Military Affairs today reported favorably to the House tho bill that passed the Senate some days ago to establish a records and pension oflice of the War De partment and appoint the ofltcor now in charge of that work a Colonel in tho array In the report the committee states the es tabllshmonft of the otlico will greatly facili tate the work of tho Pension Bureau and of all brandies connected with or depending upon the examination of the records of the volunteer army AKaiiiNTJNK EXPOHTR AND IMPORTS The Bureau of American Republics has received a dispatch from tho Argentine Ro pitblic giving a brief summary of tho com merce of that country for the year ended JuneiOth last It appears notwithstand ing the revolution that the imports for the year amounted to The wheat crop for the year has been enormous and will probablybe the largest ever urown In the country During the year im migrants landed at Buenos Ayres of which number had their paid by the Government RAILWAY CONCESSIONS IN COLCUrBIA Information Is nlso received by the bureau that the Governmentof Colombia has signed a contract with Thomas Cherry of Milwau kee for the completion of the Caucau Valley Railway from Butma Ventura the chief port of Colombia to the cities of CaIJi and Manizales with tho privilege of contin uing the road to the Gulf of Darieb on the north and the frontier of Ecuador on the south and eastward to navigable waters of tho river This road when com pleted will give a portion of Colombia that is very rich in both agricultural and min eral resources access to tide water The Government guarantees interest of Gve per cent in gold for eighteen years upon tho ex penditure of in gold per mile and the exclusive privilege for seventy years of operating tho railway within twentyfour miles on either side of the route surveyed and accepted the title to all gold and other mines that may be discovered within the twentyfourmiles limit and freedom from all duties and taxes TITR PANAMA CANAI CONCESSION The has information regarding the renewal of tho Panama canal concession by the Colombian Government From this it appears that tho company is allowed two years from tbo first of January to organize and resume operations it Is required to pay for the binds on tho isthmus whioh under the original concession wore granted them cost also tho of sus taining whatever military or police guard may bo necessary to protect the works and maintain peace along tho line of the canal is to pay tho Government of Colombia a bonus of ten million francs and give It first preferred stock in the company to the amount of five million francs THE MONETARY UNION The recommendations of tho International American Conference for tho establishment of an American monetary union and tho Issue of a common silver coin have been adopted by all tho American Republics ex cept Guatemala Uruguay and Paraguay which are not yet heard from The first meeting takes place at tho Department of State Wednesday the 17th of January GIANT TRUES COLONISTS Andrew Caldwell Special Agent of the General Land Office appointed to make an investigation as to the great trees Icqitoia aigantea in tho Stockton and Vtsalia districts in California reports thatin Visalla district there is one small and one large grove of gianttrees The latter virgin forest and contains over 1200 giant many trees Some live years ago a cooperative colony located about forty entries In the neiirhborhobd and aro constructing a road to this timber bolt The colony it is asserted numbers about GOO members arid has recently engrafteclthe Bellamy Sdea as its leading attraction There is danger the fluent that these people if unmolested will soon de stroy thIs uiost wonderful and perfect body of the world In a table giving tho number and list of the trees in the groves visited only those fortyfive feet ID Circumference and more measured three feet fiom the ground are clusded as Of these 2C75 wire found Fortyfour are over eighty feet in circum ference and eral are more than 100 One is 106 feet In or more than rhlrtyfivo in diameter Secretary Noble has requested the Secretary of War to sta tion a company of cavalry in the Lequoia Natural Park and another in the Yosemite Park to prevent depredations on the ruoth tree It is slated that the socalled Bellamy colonisth who have in part perfected titlo to the land on which these trees stand have expressed a purpose to hold their claims in apke of all opposition HUSTON wrtr REMAIN The Star says United States Treasurer Huston has reconsidered his resignation and has agreed to remain in his present position until the end of Harrisons term VITAL STATISTICS CONCERNING TfTE IKWS Tlic division of vital statistics of the Cen sus OlTieo has prepared a bulletin containing a summary of the results of a special in quiry concerning the Jews in this country The inquiry resulted in the return of completed family schedules embracing living persons on tho 21st day of December 1SSO And in these families there have been 2148 marriages GOISS births and 2062 deaths during tho five years end ing with that date The social condition of the families is indicated to some extent by thu number of servants kept by them and as about twothirds are reported as keeping one or more servants the families reported may be said to be in easy circumstances The average numbor of persons to each family on December 31 1880 was and tho average annual number the five years covered by the statistics was The average annual number of marriages per 1000 of tho total population was much lower thin the general rate but and the average ago at marriage greater than among tho general population The low marriage rate and tho increased average In age at marriage aro the principal reasons for the low birth rate The deaths re ported for tho five years give tho average annual death rate at per 1000 of popu lation being about half of the average rate for tho general population Contrasting the birth and death rates for those of na tiveborn parents indicates that the birth rate is decreasing and the death rate in creasing with prolonged residence in this country but tho general results indicate that the Jews here retain many of the pe culiarities which have been noted among them In Europe THR KALVADOKIAN MINISTER Benjamin Molina Guirola the newly ap pointed Ministerfrom San Salvador waa formally presented to tho President today by the Secretary of State Tho usual form alities were observed WORLDS FAIR INTERPRETATIONS The Secretary of the Treasury wrote the Attorney General the other day that the Board of Managers of the Worlds Colum bian Exposition Is seriously embarrassed by the construction that has been placed on certain provisions of the Worlds Fair act that it is desirable if possible to overcome the dFITcully by excoutivehictton under tho present law rather thanencounter proba ble delay should application be made for a Congressional Interpretation Section 19 provides among other things that the President may also designate additional ar ticles for tho The opinion of the Attorney General was requested as to whether the President is authorized to de signate additional articles not already in tho executive departments and authorize tho employment of persons outside of the departments as a force to prepare and take proper care of such articles as de signate and perform othorjnocessarv duties There is also a difference of opinion as to the disposition of the fund for the Government exhibit etc Two wholly independent bodies are now disbursing from this conimon fund and the Board of Man agers Js unable to even estimate what part aside from tho set apart for Gov ernment building will finally be at its dis posal An Interpretation of this question was also asked The Secretary wished to know whether or not the President has power with or without the consent of tho National Commission and Hoard of Man agement to divide or apportion the sum be tween them The Attorney General replied today In substance that as to tho first question of the opinion that tho power vested in tho President includes that asked for by tho Secretary In regard to the apportionment of moneys ho does not deem It advisable at tills time to determine what rights tho Pres ident may possess in virtue of his general executive authority and says it is probable tho attention of Congress should be called to tho question THE EAST SNOWED UNDEI Old Winter Shows What He Can Do When He Really Tries TRAFFIC S IMPEDED EVERYWHERE Telephone and Telegraph Wires Cold Weather and Heavy Inches of Snow at the National Capital NEW YORK Dec predicted snow storm arrived this morning and pedestrains aro few and far between The surface cars rnako poor progress in spite of tbo fact that four horses aro try ins to do tho usual work of two Navigation on tho river and bay Is seriously interfered with So far no ac cidents are reported This storm which is promised to be tho worst since tho blizzard of March JSS8 has been giving the South a taste of Us quality since early yesterday morninc Its center worked its way up from Louisiana to Tonn esseo As Now York is in tho center of its track she will havo a full share of the depression Tho Weather Bureau sent out warnings lust night to all the offices of all the Eastern railroads to look out for heavy snow ordered the north east storm signals hoisted all along the At lantic Coast from Norfolk to Boston and along tho Gulf from Ponsacola to New Orleans There was a lunar halo 22Jj de grees In radius in tbo heavens last night Tliis with other peculiar feats performed by that lumiuary these last three nights have set every old woathor dog along South street and tho Battery busy prophesying violent ebullitions of nature In the very near future Tho Storm on the Seaboard NKW YORK Dec snow storm was worse for navigation thaii a heavy fog Everything in the line of steam craft was delayed and tho movement of sailing vessels in the bay was entirely sus pended Point Pleasant New Jersey reports a heavy storm of blinding snow raging along the const from Sandy Hook to Capo May The telegraph and telephone wires aro down and wrecks along the coasts arc feared Reports from all parts in New York State show an exceedingly heavy fall of snow and a consequent interruption of traffic In the Mohawk Valley the storm Is un usually severe more than eight Inohes of snow having fallen today Reports from New Hampshire state that the snow is the heaviest in several years At Bangor the day was tho coldest of the season tho mercury reaching twenty five degrees below zero Reports from several points in Vermont report tho storm tho most severe in many years Streetcars in tho streets are blocked and the railroads are seriously delayed A dispatch from Deal Beach N says a schooner which was anchored off there today was terribly pounded by tho storm and the crow had to be taken off by life savers She will probably be a total wreck A XfiWSBOYS DIXNKR and The New York Herald Feeds Clothes 15OO Urchins NEW YORK Dee Dispatch San Francisco Chronicle of the biggest dinner parties that ever took place in New York was that which the New York Herald gave today to the newsboys In Lyrio Hall There were three rooms each seating nearly 200 aud these wore filled three There wore 1SOO children not counting Little Annie who made her ap pearance later More than 200 visitors were present There was a crowd of waiters There was an orchestra and Marshall P Wilder and turkey chicken cranberry celery potatoes pies and other things too numerous to mention Boforo tho tri umph tinale they hud demolished 200 twenty pound turkeys 1000 pounds of chicken four barrels of potatoes throe barrels of cran berries throe barrels of celery 3000 loaves of brcid 400 pins and other delicacies In like proportion but this was not all The Herald had still more and each small boy was pre sented with a ticket which entitled him after January 2nd to a pea jacket which is to be midc to fit him by Hoarn Bros Kor tho most part the boys wwrc clean and bright and wholesome though hero and there was a pathetic example of parental neglect THE BUSINESS DISASTERS THE WAYS OF THE WICKED Two Thousand Men Searching for Garcia the Cuban Bandit A FLOOD OF SPURIOUS COIN IN THE EAST A Stupendous Counterfeiting Con spiracy Conscien tious Omaha Burglar Gives Him self Murders Over a Crimes WKSriNGHOTJSK FOKCKD TO BORROW HALF A in South Dakota snd Close Their Cmmcll lilnffs Fail Diamond Dealer A PITTSBITRO Deo meotinff of bank ers and business men of this city who had loaned George Westlnghouse lately was held today An advisory board of five was elected to act with in placing tho half million and managing the affairs of the companies requiring the loan In an interview with one of the subscribers to the fund ho stated that Westinghouso was negotiating for half a million loan in the East when his competitors In business prevented it Tho loan was merely being made to tide over tho present stringency YORK Dec BUNTS DispatcH Francisco Chronicle dis patch from Havana says Although the Government lias oilVred for Manuel Gurcia doad or alivo nothing has been done and he continues In undisputed sway of his territory In view of tho statement of CaptninGeneral that ho lias fully two thousand men on his track it seems strange that he has not been caught Not even has tinlender not been caught but the shameful and disgraceful fact must go on record that tho authorities havo glvoa up all hope of ever catching the murderers of tho family of Fernandez whose two daughters wife and three sous wore killed and whose money was stolen GAVE UP DEATH AND DISASTER A WOMAN1 AND fi TWO CHILDREN TO DEATH A Man Cremated In a A Terrific Mine Denver Disastrous Fire ROCHESTER N Deo family by the name of Dietrich living In the outskirts of tho city were burned out early this morning Four persons perished The victims were Mrs John Dietrich and her three small children Libbie Louisa Mr Dietrich and one son escaped The mother lost her life trying to save her children How the fire originated is a mys tery SARATOGA N Dec Gibbons aged SO was burned to death at her home early this raoroing She was ad dicted to smoking A Terrific Mine JKxplosion Deo explosion took place this morning in tho entrance of the shaft of the United coal and ooke works operated by the United Coke Company It was caused by the Igniting ofkerosene oil One hundred and forty miners were at work at the time but all made their escape through various openings for that purpose Some of the escapes were The fire which is still raging destroyed all the loose property In the mine and has already done enormous damage OoalJs said tobe ablaze and an immense conflagration which would practically ruin the mine Is feared Txwo persons were injured this afternoon by the fall of timbers of tho burning shaft Cremated in a Dec fire broke out in Lawlers Hall at Fremont early this When It reached the lower story was used as a saloon an explosion took place which blew out the front of the building and killed Errln Ennis who was removing goods His body waa entirely consumed The fire also destroyed two ad A Town Wiped Out PiEURB S Deo winds from the west carrying blinding Jciouds of dust prevail here It is reported here that fire last night wiped out the town of Eee Heights about fifty miles east of here on the Northwestern road No particulars are obtainable V Two Workmen Killbd Nzw YORK Dee explosion oc curred this morning In ther cartridge house of the American Forcible Powder Compaiiy at Lake Sapaticong N J Two workmen instantly A SkatingPartys Ducking OOBOUHG Dec from a dancing party twentytwo persons broke through the ice on Kice lake All succeeded in getting out but many were severely frozen and later MissJ Elsie John son died A Denver Lineman McDonnell lineman employed by the Electric light Company was instantly killed this evening by coming in contact with a live wire Snowing1 and Blowing Everywhere PITTSUUROJ Dec big snow storm is raging hero It has been snowing incessantly for eighteen hours with no in dication of cessation Between twelve and fourteen inches of snow has already fallen The trains are all behind timo Sireetcar traffic on all but tbo cable roads is sus pended WASfiranTON Doc has experienced the heaviest snow storm in years and this morning travel of all kinds was almost suspended The snow Is ten inches deep on a level Street car riding was precarious and pedestrian Ism difficult Through trains from tho south and west were delayed Deo heavy snow storm of last night was followed by rain today Reports from Virginia and other parts of Maryland indicate a very heavy snowfall and much delay to tradlc SptiiNGFtwrjD Deo fltorm hero Is delaying travel greatly all the railroad trams here being late and the electric oars rendered almost useless Ten inches has fallen and it is still coming OINCINATI Deo Is estimated that at least seven Inches of snow fell It drifted In many places to a depth of two and throe Street car travel Is Impeded STATOTON Is two feet of snow on the ground blocking all the country roads ALBANY N Deo sections of the roof of the New York Central round house at West Albany collapsed this after noon under the weight of snow Three men were badly injured Deo heavy gale is blowing from the northeast with mercury at ten degrees above Snow is falling fast and drifts badly Trains are delayed SEATTLE Dec violent wind storm prevailed on Puget Sound yesterday Several vessels were broken from their moorings but no serious damage The tele graph lines were prostrated by falling tim ber and Joseph Bell and Magnus Nelson killed by falling trees Plate glass windows in tho city were broken and a few small buildings blown down LvNDONvrccE Dec ther mometer was forty degrees below zero last night and thirty below this morning WILKESBARORE Dee snow storm is still raging fiercely and the snow is two or throe feet deep in the streets The electric street railways and horse ears are unable to run trains all the railroads are delayed and business is practically sus pended throughout the Wyoming Valley SCRANTON Dec has been falling all dayand is now half a foot deep The street cars are not running and railway trains are delayed ASBUiir PARK N Deo heavy snowstorm prevails here and a threemast schooner is stranded off the beach She will probably be a total wreck LEXJNGTON Dec heaviest storm of sleet ever known here occurred yes terday afternoon aud during the Shade trees and telegraph and telephone poles were broken and miles of wire were down The city firo alarm system is en tirely ruined BOSTON Dec heavy snow storm which began this morning continued until late this evening accompanied by a gale ot wind The street railway companies bad great difficulty in movjng their cars and the steam roads are all behind time Although the storm has raged with great severity along the coast no marine disasters are yet an noLinced The storm was general through out New England PHiLADETjpHiA Dec beary snow was followed this afternoon by rain and to night it froze hard Many telegraph and telephone wires are going down The train service on the various roads is behind time Inxth6interior of the State the snow Jall3 today ranged from eight to ten inches The Council Bluffs Failure COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec Eisenuin of the firm of Henry Elseman dry goods merchants who assigned yes terday estimated tbo liabilities of the firm at and assets at Tho failure was a great surprise as the firm was tho largest and oldest retail dry goods houses in In addition to their house here they operate branch houses in Omaha and In Missouri Valley These are included in tho assignment as Is also tho entire real and personal property of the firm The failure is attributed to tho stringency in tho money market aud light trade A Texas Banker Assiffnti ST LOOTS Dec special to the JJs puulw from San Antonio Texas says Tho Maverick Batik of this city olOKed Its doora this morning after a heavy run which lasted throe weeks Sam Maverick the sole owner of the bank madu an assignment of all his property real and personal to Reagan Houston The liabilities according to the schedule amount to and the assets are footed at An Omaha Burglar Will Relievo Him Conscience and Learn a Trade OMAHA Deo to Bill Newton is H burglar who broke Inta Samuel Snydors siore at Tenth and Harnoy streets on March 22nd last Tho propriotoi mistook the policeman who came to capture him for the thief and shot him In tho arm Bill howexcr withdrew uninjured and went to California from there to Texas and Mexico and then to South America To day he returned to Omaha and introduced himself to County Attorney Mahony and requested that a complaint for burglary be be lodged against him which was accord Jngr ly done Mr Newton says ho wants to go to the penitontin ry to relieve his conscience and learn a trado SILVER DOLLAR COUNTERFEITS A Dakota Bank Fa its WOONSOCKKT S Dec 9anTorn County Bank run by Leon L Stevens closed this morning The County Treasurer had 8SOOO of the countys money in tho bank and a number of merchants were also caught There was no run on the bank and tho reasons given for suspending are poor business and slow collections Stevens Is City Treasurer rind secretary of tho Repub lican County Committee A Chattanooga Failure CHATTANOOGA Dec Hughes Lumber Company assigned Lia bilities assets Dr Hughes president of tho company also made a personal assignment with liabilities at and assets at A Conspiracy to Flood tho Country With Them Is Unearthed PiTTfiHTTRO Doc conspiracy to flood tho United states with counterfeit silver dollars is unearthed Nineteen persons already uuder arrest and in epurioui coin secured Tho money was brought from the Central depot in New York to Pittsburg by a gang of Italians employed to pass it The money Is all insilver dollars and Is tho best counterfeit standard sliver dollar over made Two Italians and their wives were arrested while trying to pass some of tho fipurious money Tho honsa whore they lived was surrounded and fif teen other Italians arrested and the coun terfeit money secured According to the information given by tho prisoners similar gangs was sent fromNew York to other cities but the men could not toll what par ticular cities are being worked A CHARIVARI TRAGEDY 3Jumber Dealers Embarrassed DETROIT Dec stringent money market has caused tho temporary embar rassment of E W Lech extensive lumber dealers Tho creditors do not ap pear to fear an approaching assignment one stating that the firms affairs are in an ex cellent condition A Diamond Disaster YORK Dec H Sandl fers a dealer in diamonds and assigned today Sandiferss assets are 000 or The ilabilitied are not at present known The Robertsdish man Statement NEW YORK Dec Gush man the dealers In hatters materials who assigned iiled a schedule today stating their liabilities to be nominal as sets and actual assets AN OFFER FOB ALASKA THE STARTLING PROPOSITION OF A DELEGATE FJROM SITKA If the People of Cannot Government They Are Willing for tfce Territory Have n to Lay Deo James Carroll of Sitka who was ahosen by the Alaska convention to be Territorial Dele gate if Congress should give Alaska repre sentation is In the city Talking to a re porter for the Pot he said if representation is denied Congress should at least grant other reasonable requests of the people of Alaska He also spoke of another proposi tion he was willing to make on the part of the solid citizens ot the country If Con gress did not think Alaska of enough im portance to give It a system of jurispru dence und all the facilities and rights it had granted every other outlying settlement of 1 A Bijf Electric Suit ST Lotus Dec is announced here Electric Railway Company of StI Louis will soon enfer suit against the ThomsonHouston tho Spmgue the Short ana companies for infringe ment patents Tho suit will Involve cl umsvagainst the various companies aggre gating millions of dollars and should the case be decided in the Adams Companys favor It will make that corporation the greatebt monopoly tho world A Young Lady Struck by a Bullet In tended for Another Doc Dls Francisco Chronicle Clinton B Hiirsh of South Lebanon town ship and Miss LIzzio Cassel of North Leba non township wore married Tbolr friends decided to pjive them a serenade A younjr man a friend of the couple disapproved of tho proposed serenade and greased tho polo with which the noise was to bo made This action angered the sercnaders andwhenthe young man emerged from the house a pistol shot was fired at him The aim was poor however and the bullet struck Miss Cassel a sister of the brido Tho bnlleft took effect in the riRhtside ot the young and it Is thought thn wound will prove fatal Tho New York Divorce dwindles NEW YORK Dec H ner a former partner of W D Hughes tho bogus divorce lawyer mado a partial fession tonlffht While the partnership lasted they distributed circulars all over tho country which brought them hundreds of clients In some tho clients discovered the bogus nature of the divorce decree but never made trouble when the fee was returned to them This was never less than Si 00 A Dynamite Revenue WASHINGTON Dec Mo Rridc a tough character of who has boeu way some timo returned to town last night and called at to see his wife who working there Ho was refused admittance and at an early hour this morning the hotel was partially wrecked by an explosion of dynamite The guests fortunately escaped with blight in juries Me Bride was arrested Incendiarism at Dcadwood DKADWOOU S Dec firei In different parts of the city last night two of whkh were incendiary caused losses amounting to A great many rail road graders were In town yesterday In an intoxicated condition awl afternoon in order to quell the disturbance the Mayor had the hose turned on them It Is thought the tires were set in revenge Kumors of further incendiarism are current and a watch is being kept Two Thieving Clerks ALBANJT N Dec Tal cott head bookkeeper for H A Sage Co lumber dealers waa arrested this evening on a charge of embezzlement Tho amount of the thefts Is not yet known but is be lieved to run high up Into the thousands Sage Gos Joseph B Abbott who killed himself December also an embezzler and Talcott Is thought would pay it over in gold pieces on the shortest sort of notice This was more than it cost not to speak of the big yearly profit the Government had taken for sealing privileges The offer he said was ftona fide and ho was sure that if those making the offer had complete ownership whatever Sag was raised they could secure to the people the blessing of popular govern ment unhampered annoying defects of the present system which worked useless hardships and clogged developments Railway Building in 18OO Bee compiled by tho Railway shows the construction d amounted to aboutr ciiles as agairist5200 last year Over two miles of the years construct Ion are in tLe Southern States and over 1000 m the South ern StaCes The JNortheru gioup shows 1057 miles due largely to the active building operations of the Northern Pacific ana the Great Northern roads Approved by the Be Paul NEW Deo tho regular monthly meeting of the St Paul directors today the preMnt agreement approved A Jjottery Prosecution LEAVENAVORTH Dec Ran them arrested the other day upon ah a01 davit of Postmaster Eitchoy for publishing and depositing in the mall papers with lot tery advertisements had a today before United States Commissioner Clough and was discharged The evidence said the did not warrant the rest Three Over Qno TRENTON Ohio Dec Gal la ger was shot through the heart John Oliver was killed by a blow on the bead with a stone and Henry Ingalls fatally injured atv dauce here last night The trouble orer a woman A Marehul Shot Dead ATLANTA Deo ing to arrest Bob a negro In ville last City Marshal shot dead PolicemanLowry then shot killed Pruftt The Great ST current ;