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VOL. X1T, NO. 34.
WICHITA KANSAS, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1890.
WHOLE NO. 2067.
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M. J". OLIVER, Receiver
Signal Service Office, Wichita, Kan.,
Dec 25. The highest temperature wasSF,
ibe lowest temperature 21", and the
mean tempemture, 20, with colder, gen
erally cloudy weather, fresh north to
northeast winds and nearly stationary
Laht year, on Dec. 25, the highest tem
perature was 05", the lowest 50, and the
mean, 58, and two years ago the corres
ponding temperatures woro 51, 22 and
Fred. L. Johnson, Observer.
War DKrARTMKNT, Washington, D. C,
Dec 25, 8 p. m. Forecast until S p. in.
Washington; Dec, 25. The signal office
trrnlbhcaho following special weather
bulletin: The preseut storm promises tho '
spvgtejt nuiouut of snow in any single
storm for several years. Warnings were J
fnjout Thursday morniivtf.to-.railw.tirs
In Pennsylvania and New York, of tho I
coming heavysuow.itorms,'"whSch during
Friday will extend to Southern New '
1,1(11111. X liilll uiui-c IV ttl'ICII IIIUUUA UL ,
snow have fallen today in tho Ohio valley.
The snow extouds from Indiana to Vir
ginia. For Kansas and Missouri Fair, except
n Eastern Missouri, rain; variable winds,
RECIPROCITY WITH PERU.
Washington, Dec 25. F. C. C. Zegarra.
the Peruvian minister to the United
States, has predated to Secretary Blaine
k potitinn from the chamber of commerce
d Lima, IVru, to tho department of
foreign relations of that couutry, with a
view to the improvement of steamship
-onimuuication between the United States
Tho petition says that tho United States
has for some time manifested a desire for
tho enlargement of the comnifrcial rein
lions of thai country with other republics.
Aiming the facilities the improvement of
fi steamship service between Colon or
Aspiuwall and Now York would have the
most salutary ellect.
The steamers of the Pacific Mail Steam
ship company now leave Colon every
month making tin- voyage in eight days,
but as four per mouth leave CuIIho for the
Isthmus, there is no punctual connection
between these and tho former, owing to
which several days are lost in Colon in
waiting to tnke tho steamer for New
This delay, the petition savs, could be
remedied if the L nited Stale' would pre
vail on the company to run an additional
fteamor between these ports every month
The petition urges the department of state
to secure this additional steamer, as it
would be beneficial to both countries.
JSiterson ClTT, Mo., Dec 23. Iu ac
cordance with the time-honored custom
Governor Francis today grantrd two holi
day pardons. Tho lucky men. were W. A.
Tyler, sent up from Hickorv county in
l.i, for twenty years, aud .lolia McGuiro,
toat up from Cole county in ST0 for fifty
ycare. The governopr delivered the par
dons to the prisoners in person.
OF A LIFETIME
A HAT PIN'S WORK.
New York, Dec. 25. An unknown
woman slipped and fell on the street at
Eleventh avenue and Fortieth street to
day. Her head struck the walk with force
and a long hat pin was driven through her
skull into ber brain, killing her almot in
stantly. Tho body has not been identified.
AN ASSASSIN'S ATTEMPT.
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec 25 Mose
House went to the residence of G. P. Nor
ris. at Parkorsburcr. tonicrht. and. drawinir
a revolver fired at Mrs. Norris. The ball
crashed throush her nose, then through
both wrists of her little daughter, and
finally lodged in Mr. Norris' lez. House
THE FATAL WIRE.
Memphis. Tenn., Dec 25. A negro
named William Grosvener was killed this
afternoon by leaning up against an iron
post to which was tied a loose telephone
wire. The wire was crossed with an elec
tric wire and the full force of the current
was rnu into the post. The negro had got
ten down Irora the wagon to see what was
4-Vin mottilt Tifrl Vile ktreAj3 nn1 laoMA1
against the post. He d"ied 'almost in-
THE SOLDIERS' ORPHANS.
Atchison. Kan.. Dec 25. The children
of the soldiers orphans' home in this city
were made happy last night. Besides the
entertainment provided for them by Super
intendent C E. Faulkner. Governor Al J.
Smith of tho National soldiers' home bent
Sergeaut N. F. Hewett and twelve old
soldiers up with half a carload of present's.
There are 125 children at the home;
seventy-three boys and fifty-two girls. At
7 o'clock a musical and literary program
was rendered and the presents distributed.
THE GREAT FAIR.
CHICAGO. Dec 25 Vice-President Mc
Kenzie. of the national world's fair com
mission, retrmed today from his trip
through the southern states. He was
enthusiastic, he taid, because wherever lie
wont he had found thoneonloentnnsinstic.
"The men I talked with." lie added, "said
they intend to bring their lcst exhibits to i
tht-fair. We have got to keep up with tho j
procession, tney say, ana we are not going '
to let the western
suites get the besc of
DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE.
St. Paul. Minn.. Dec 25. Esrly this
morning Sil is Mickel accomplished the
killing of his step-daughter. Emma Mc
Leod, the serious wounding of his wife
and his own death. He shot his step
dauchter, cut his wife's throat and then
shot himself. His wife had separated
from him and would not return. This is
supposed to have been the cause of the
tragedy, Mickei being enraged at his wife
for refusing to live with him.
UNDER THE ICE.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec 25. The drown
ing of two students made this a gloomy
holidav at theMicbiganuniversity.Frank
E. Dickinson and Mfnnle Brundage went
skating alone on the mill pond lose night.
They did not return, ami a search was
made for them, and today at So'clock their
bodies were found under the ice Mr.
Dickinson was from Dubuque. I? rs-'
Miss Brundage from Long Island.
THE NEW YORK COUNT.
Washington, Dec 25. The matter of
tho demand for a recount of the popula
tion of New York City, which is before
the houso committee on tho census, has
gone over until after the holidays. While
the committee will take up and formally
consider the evidence laid before it, there
is a general impression that the matter
was practically settled in the house itself
by the rejection of the amendment to the
apportionment bill offered by Mr.
Washington of Tennessee, pro-
. viding for
recount in New
I York city. The
made before the committee bv Mr Bowers
and Supvrintendcnt of Census Porter
have not yet been printed. They will be
ready wr.en members return to ashlnj
tou after the holidays, and an early report J
will probably then l made
The demand for a recount in Brooklyn
seems to have gone by the board and there
is a general impression that the case will
not be preseuted to the committee. Repre
sentative Felix Cnnipbell, on the day set
for Brooklyn's hearing, apologized for not
being ready with the necessary data, and
the remarks then indicated a disposition
to let Brooklyn's demand drop.
HENRY DIDN'T BITE.
Louisville. Ky., Dec 2.1 Duvall, the
Baltimore sharper who has just bunkoed
several United St ites-euators through tho
medium of a bogus baby, did not limit
himelf to the congressional held, but has
certainly let-n operating on an extensive
scale. About six weeks ago Mr. Watter
son received a letter from him overflowing
with fulome compliments, stating that
he had named his first -born Henry AVatter
sou Dttvall, inclosing a richly engraved
baptismal certificate and five tickets to a
church entertainment marked $1 each, but
Mr "Watterson did not bite.
Being interviewed today he said: "The
first thing that arrested mv attention was
the postmark. It did not Impress me that
Baltimore was jut the locality where I
iniirht expect a namesake. Then the bap
tismal certificate was too elaborate and
circumstantial. It looked like a gratuit
ous offer of excessive proof. Finally the
imiirect demand thro-igh the tickets for
money seemed conclusive, and I threw the
big envelooe and its contents into the
waite - basket, satisfied th t it was an orig-
inal trick of a clever confidence man.'
UNITED IN DEATH.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Dec, 25. Baron Parisse
Pehochkopp, an Austrian nobleman, who
has been living at a hotel here with his
wife, died today. When it wa certain
that he was dead, the wife asked their
friends to step outside the room. When
they were gone, she took poison and will
A TEMPLE BURNED.
BALTIMORE, Dec t5. The Masonic
temple burned today. Nearly all the
records of the grand lodge since its
organization were destroyed. The dne
building, which cost $450,000, was entlrelv
ljutted. The loss will be hesvy.
A DANCE ROW.
Des MOINES. Ih.. Dec 25. In a fr for
all tight at a dance by th? society of
Druid last night, As-i-taut City Engineer
Schrciner wits fatally sfcoi by Junes
Dempser. au eatplwe of the efeotrte liht
THE HOSTILE SIOUX SURRENDER
ING TO THE MILITARY.
Formation of a Company to Pro
mote Immigration from
Europe to Brazil.
A Pennsylvania Judge's Opinion on the
Attempt of a State to Interfere
"With Interstate Commerce.
Senator Paddock's Views on the Pending
Elections Bill An Attempt Being
Made to Work up an Invasion of
the Cherokee Strip Kotes.
Pierre, S. D., Dec. 25. -Capt Xorville.
special Indian acent. has just returned
from Fort Bennett and reports the Indian
war there over. It seems that the Indians
were the worst scared of anybody. They
thought they were all to be massacred, or
they would have come in long ago. When
Gen. Miles asked them to surrender they
did so urged on a good deal by Agent
Palmer's threat "no surrender, no ra
tions." This soon brought them to time,
and the Indians here have given up their
arms and have returned to the agency. At
Fort Sully 174 Uncapapas have surrender
ed These include seventy of Sitting Bu11'h
hand and lifty from Rosebud agency.
Narcisse Marcello, boss farmer, brought
in 412 of Big Foot's Iudians. Out of thee
ninety-eight stands of arms were collected.
All of the teams of the agency have been
started to Dupres after the sick women
and children. Many of the leaders among
the Indians acted very ugly during the
settlement, atid quarreled continually over
the terms of settlement.
A FORCED MARCTI.
DICKINSON. X. D., Dec. 25. Major Car
roll made a forced march Tuesday night,
with fiftv-live cavalry, of sixty-five miles
in fourteen honr.s, up the Cannonball, ar
riving at New England City at 8 i m.,
complying with orders from Fort Yates
by courier, to the effect that Captain
Fountain, of the Eighth cavalry, was sur
rounded in Cave hills by 500 Indians. Two
hours rest was taken at New England
City, and then the march of fifty-five
miles to Cave hills was resumed. His
force arrived there this morning.
Washington, Dec. 25. The bureau of
American republics has received informa
tion of the organization of a company, the
stockholders in which are European and
Brazilian capitalists, to establish agri
cultnral settlements on the public lands of
Brazil. The government gives the laud
free and guarantees five per cent on u
third of the capital of $2,000,000. The
company will settle 5,000 European
families in thirty villages, and give each a
farm on credit, thus forming a nucleus for
future immigration. All sorts of enter
prises and manufactures will be estab
lished in the various settlement.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 25. In tho case
of the commonwealrh against George
Paul, the Philadelphia agent of Braun &
Fitts of Chicago, manufacturers of oleo
margarine, as to whom a special verdict by
ngreement of counsel was rendered for
selling oleomargarine. Judge Beed today
in an extended opinion summed up his
conclusions as follows:
First That the right of the state to
enact police laws, at least when such laws
prohibit the snle of articles which.without
prohibition, would be legitimate subjects
of commercial interchange, Is subordinate
to the power of the United States to regu
late coinmerco between the states.
Second The right to sell In tho original
package goods imported from another
state if the latter are merchantable and
legitimate subjects of trade and commerce
is guaranteed by the United States, and
thontrh it can be regulated it cannot be
prohibited bynny state.
Third The United States has the para
mount right to declare what goods are
merchantable and the regulations of their
tale are reasonable
Fourth By an act of congress the Unit
ed States has declared oleomargarine to be
a merchantable article and has regulated
Fifth The act of the assembly does not
regulate but prohibits the sale of oleo
margarine; therefore such aet cannot ap
nlv to the uoods described in the snecial
verdict, and the defendant is not guilty as
he stands indicted.
SENATOR PADDOCK'S VIEWS.
"Washington, Dec 25. The Post to
morrow will say that Senator Paddock
was in earnest when he warned the senate
a fewdavs azo that he would soon move
to lay aside the elections bill and take up
the pure food bill, and he will before long
ngain taKe occasion to renew the warning.
He will first give his party, however,
ample opportunity, either to pass the elec
tions bill or conclude to lay it aside.
In this connection it may bo interesting
to say that Senator Paddock has been
misquoted is reference to his position on
this bill. It hs been published that at au
interview with the president Mr. Paddock
was chided for not supporting the elec
tions bilL This interview never occurred.
and Mr. Paddock says the president never
mentioned tne elections bill to him.
Mr. Paddock says the bill contains noth
ing objectionable to him; but he considers
the present as an unwUe time for its con
sideration. He thinks tho financial bill
should have precedence. He says tho
elections bill is purely a party measure, in
which the country at large is not inter
ested; while every man In the United
StAtes has a personal interest in congress
relieving the preseut financial condition.
Arkansas Citt, Kan., Dec 25. A
courier by the nanie of L. Smedlev. direct
from the boomers' camp near tne state
line, reports that by dnyllght tomorrow
morning the last detachment of the United
States troops stationed at Camp Merritt,
will take up their line of marcn for Fort
Reno. The Cherokee strip home
seekers here regard that fact zs a
mute invitation on the part of
the authorities at Washington for
them to step across the line and squat on
a quarter section of Unole Sam's domain.
Mr. Smedlcy says he overheard a conver
sation this evening in which some tweny
resolutappearing men were engaged, and
iucj ere unanimous id me opinion tnat
there will be no attampt to remove them
from the strip should they pcacably go on
to it He farther stated that he was in
formed, aud believes, that at least 2tX)
men, with teams and farm and camp
etjuipase, will invade the Cherokee strip
tomorrow evening at 5 o'clock.
TOFEEA, Kan.. Dec 25, The senate
revision committee have completed their
report, and Among the laws sug5eatcd is
one making material changes in toe make
up and workings of tns agricultural
society, and the iunctioas of its retary
The latter will be made a. state otIicr.
amenable, officially, to state law., which
be is nver free from. A thorough ovr
BMuhng has broB done, and cousJlidatloa
eftvetrd Uutt will be of great beoefit to the
sOceiia, the ate and tbe taxpayers.
The tweaty-figatb aanwd mnutr of
tne ivassas State Teachers' association J
will be held next week, commencing Mon
day, the 29th, and continuing until the
31st, inclusive. Rev. E. C. Aay will de
liver the address of welcome, the response
being by Superintendent A. S. Olin. The
annual address by President D. E. Sand
ers will be delivered at 8:S0 p. m.
Among the noted educators wnose names
appear on the program are Chancellor F.
Snow, of Lawrence; E. F. Tnvlor, of Kan
sas City; D. R. Boyd, of Arkansas City;
Dr. P. McVicar, of Topeka; ilrs. Anna S.
Wood, of Garden Citv; L. L. Hanks, of
Kansas City; Guy P. Benton, of Fort
Scott; E. A. Mead, of Kansas City, and
Helen N. Eacker, of Delphos.
The flag, now in possession of Jackson
county, will be again competed for this
year. Shawnee county, which presented
she flag last year will not compete, pre
ferring to have it won by some other
A teachers' library of fifty volumes will
be presented to the county -which shall
have in actual attendance the largest num
ber of teach el's.
Tho presentation of Slojd works Tues
day evening will be a special featnre.
It does not appear that Dr. McLullin, of
the Alliance Advocate, has a walk, over in
his race for state printer. E. H. Suow. of
Ottawa, is an active candidate, and is
securing Alliance endorsements. George
Crane, of Topeka, is working to capture
the election, although he is not an Alli
ance man nor docs he propose to become
one. Tho young man element in " Kansas
is represented by Cliff C. Baker, candidate
for re-election. .Mr. Baker has a vast sum
invested in his plant, which is the best in
Kansas, and would suffer loss if he were
left with it on his hands at this time. He
has hosts of friends in Repulican, Demo
cratic and Alliance ranks, and will be
found in the race when the running timu
THE GREAT BEND REVIVAL.
Special Dispatch to the Dallr E&cle.
Great Bend, Kan., Dec 25. The great
Methodist revival, under the direction of
Shawhan and Shaver, continues with un
abated sweep. A jubilee was held today
over the first hundred souls converted.
On yesterday afternoon, at the Sunday
school exercises, the pastor. Rev. Mr. Wat
son, in a brief speech, presented to tho
earnest and eloquent evangelist, Mr.
Shawhan, a beautiful gold-headed cane,
tho gift of a warm-hearted Congregational
merchant, Mr. E. R Moses. The inscrip
tion reads: "B. E. S., 100; Dec 25, '90."
Mr. Shawhan stated last night that the
ten days just closed beats his record in
Kansas. Besults: 125 converted, with
about ninety additions to the Methodist
New York, Dec 25. Mind Reader P.
Alexander Johnston, nt one time of St.
Paul, Minn., who some time since startled
Chicago with mind reading feats he per
formed tlu re, gave an exhibition of his so
called mind rending to members of the
press under conditions that would seem to
reclude fraud. He drew a card from the
offman house and drove nt rapid speed
while securely blindfolded and picked
out on the register the name of L. L.
Lewis that had been previously selected
by a committee while he was under guard
at tho Hoffman house, five blocks down
Broadway. He then jumped into a cab
and drove down Broadway, together with
tho members of the committee, to the
Fifth Avenue hotel, led the committeo
with a rush up to the second floor, where
almost immediately he picked out a needle
which had previously been concealed in
tho tapestry by members of the com
mittee. Mr. Johnston was blindfolded, and kid
gloves were placed over his eyes around
these being placed n heavy silk handker
chief while over it a heavy hood was
drawn. It was while thus securely blind
folded that he rushed to the hack from tho
Hoffman house and made tho successful
tests above described.
A POSTMASTER KILLED.
CARROLLTON. Miss.. Dec. 25. John
Prentiss Matthews, the Republican post
master here, was killed today on the prin
cipal business street by W. S. McBride, a
Matthews was approaching McBride's
store armed with a Winchester rifle, when
McBride Btepped towards him and fired
tbe fatal shot, while Matthews bad his
gun uplifted and was preparing to
shoot McBride. When McBride got
his mail last night at the post
office Matthews began cursing and
abusing him, which led to a personal en
counter. This hostile feeling was renewed
this morning when Matthews appeared on
the streets, armed with a Winchester
rifle and a pistol, whooping and yelling
Hnd cursing the town in general and Mc
Bride in particular and threatening to
shoot him on sight. Tho sheriff arrested
him and the mayor placed him under
bonds to keep tho peace and then released
him. He armed himself again and was
nroceeding to McBride's store to shoot
Iiim when the latter got the drop and ahot
and killed his would-be assailant.
Matthews is the youngest ton of John
Prentiss Matthews, and is a brother of J.
M. and S. S. Matthews, the latter being
United States marshal for the southern
district of Mississippi. Matthews has
been before tho officers on several occasions
cbarged with various offenses and public
sentiment was highly inflamed against
him. Public sympathy is with McBride.
SENTENCED TO DEATH.
Dover, N. H , Dec 25. The Sawtelle
murder case was concluded today. This
has been a noted case of fratricide, Isaac
Sawtelle being charged with having killed
his brother Hiram. Tho argnments were
commenced today at 9 o'clock and were
concluded at 5:15 p. m., ard after a recess
of ten minutes, Judge Doe cbarged the
jury and then the jury retired. At 7:40
announcement was made that they had
arrived at a verdict. They were conducted
to their seats in the court room, and tbe
foreman announced that they had found
the prisoner guilty of murder in the first
degree. The judge then delivered the
sentence of the court as follows:
"Isaac B Sawtelle, the sentence of tbq
law, you being found guilty of murder in
tbe first degree. Is that you be imprisoned
in tbe state penitentiary until the first day
of July, 1;91, and then be banged by the
neck until dead."
The prisoner was pale, but did not
make a motion, except that be turned re
spectfully towards the Judge when sen
tence was delivered. The defendant's
counsel have moved for a new trial.
VORLD'S FAIR RATE3
Chicago, Dec 25 A meeting of tbe
general managers of the western roods
watering in Chicago was held at the gen
eral offices of the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy yesterday to devise plans for tbe
conveyance of passengers ana freight dur
ing the world's fair and agree upon sched
ules. After a full discussion of the matter
it wss decided to take no definite action at
this time, but to appoint General Maasrer
Benjaimin Thomas, of tbe Western In
diana road, a committee of ono to confer
with Director General Davis, Traffic Man
ager Jacob and other world's fair author
ities. It was given out at the meeting that
the railroads are willing to act in harmony
with the world's fair people In the matter
of transportation and schedules,
CUT HiS THROAT.
PBiSCOTT, Arir.. Dec S5. John ML
Stoop, wbo shot and killed Grant LeBarr
at the Peek Creek Mine Sunday nlbc,
was arrested and placed in jail here ye
lerday Today b secured a razor wfille
tbe nri3 keepers were not watching bJra.
and cut his throat. He died within a few
P.OB 3 ED.
MAMJOS. S. D., Dec 25. Last Bfcfbt
two straazers e:red the drug store of th, fcuptt rl by Prise Btoaaarrfc. ares
William BarOett. kacM bin sewtties. 4akmoa ei tie bath" a imomsUj,
aad saU CCO Umm ate safe. They were It say t acsmatiakmi of t? dUrtu
arrested tedsy e.: W isirsd, Hen wtH be to "play t BUsuxOc ame"
MR. FARXELL'S OPINION OF CLERI
The Irish Leader Will Resume the
Fight After the Coming Paris.
Messrs. O'Brien and Gill, the Irish Bela"
gates, Arrive in Paris Mr. Parnell
on His "Way to Meet Them.
The Great British Eailway Strike Still
Spreading The Striken Ofeargsd
With an Attempt to Wreck
a Train Foreign Notes.
THE PARNELL MUDDLE.
Dublin. Dec. 25. Before leaving this
city today, Mr. Parnell said, in an inter- , upon. Thiy drifted nil night and n tL
view, that, knowing the tondition in Kil- lth managed to reach Cltiipuoquot, whera
keuny, he never expected to win the elee- they received every attention at the bauds
tion. The conduct of the priests, he iaid, of tho men onipioyud in the trading Ma
almost surpassed belief. Tho pressure tion there.
brought to bear upon the mases was un-, Whilo at Claqupquot Captain Masher
heard of "Was it not kind, he asked, for learned that another ve-ol must havo
the priests to hold over their Hocks threats i bean lost, as Indians hid found part of tho
of spiritual penulties? It was a serious ship's name with the lcttors "Iswt" on it.
matter. Interference with the liberty of The Unitd Slates consul, Meyer. Inu
an elector could not bo tolerated. But taken charge of tho shipwrecked crew anil
that was not all. Cnes occurred where will send them to Port Towusend to-
there was the fullest nroof that threats of
personal violence were used. Had another
bunday olapss 1 before the voting, it was
not improbable that the Parnellite votes
would nave been diminished in the dis
tricts where the people were not coerced,
The Parnellites, said Mr. Parnell
HO per cent of the votes In north Kilkenny,
He continued: "Tho priests led the people
like sheep. If a petition were lodged. It
could be hacked with such evidence as to
prove undue influence, and would make
the result in our favor certain."
"Mr. Scully," Said Mr. Parnell, "wns n
strong Catholic; but If tbe priests are per
mitted similarly to influenco the coining
elections Ireland will be lost. The general
election- aro not far distant, and I shall
push forword, preparing for.them."
"What view do you hold of the prospects
for the different parties?" Was askeu.
Mr. Parnell replied: "Should a dissolu
tion occur soon, Mr. Gladstone will have
but little chance of returning to power.
As to my position, time is on my side. I
expect to start for Paris Monday to meet
Mr. O'Brien. Then I rball resume tho
campaign in Ireland, opening in Limerick."
Mr. Parnell lef for Kiugston tonight.
There was no demonstration on his depart
ure. London, Dec. 25. Mr. Parnell has ar
rived here on his way to Paris.
THE PARIS CONFERENCE.
Boulogne, Dec 25. Mr. Byrne, editor
of tho Freeman's Journal, had an inter
view today with Mr. O'Brien, lasting two
hours. Mr. Byrne is a Parneltite, and en
deavored to prepare Ihe way for a confer
ence between tho two sections of the Irish
party in Paris.
Paris, Dec 25. Messrs. O'Brien and
Gill, tho Irish delegates, who have just re
turned from America, were met hero today
by Messrs. McCarthy aud Sullivan.
Paris. Dec 25. A tug, having on board
Messrs. McCarthy, Sexton nnd several per
sonal friends of Mr O'Brien and Mr. Gill,
met tbe Obdam, on which the Irish dele
gates arrived from America today, outside
tho harbor The party gave tho delegates
a hearty reception. During the return
trip of tl eir ug to tho pier, Mr. O'Brien
held an ..n mated conversation with his
political friends. He declined to glvo tho
reporters his opinion of tho present situ-
ation in Ireland. Ho said he required
time to Inform himself of the ovents which
had transpired since ho left tho United
States. Mr.O'Brien started from Boulogno
for this city this evening Mr. Healy and
the others started for Lngland tonight.
THE ENGLISH RAILWAY STRIKE.
London, Dec. 25. The English nnd Irish
railway societies have issued a joint mani
festo, asking railway bands generally to
abstain from helping tho Scotch railways.
They aro asked to remain neutral, una if
the employers bring pressure to bear on
them to assist tbe enpplea
they are told, they too must strike.
GLASGOW, Dec. 25. A railway chair was
found fastened to the tracks on the lino be
tween this city and Kilbride; but tho
obstruction was diwovcrcd In time to pro
vent an accident. The purpoo evidently
was to derail the night train, aim tho
strikers are accused of the fiendish net. i
Numbers of the Aberdeen striker! are re- '
turning to work. There are prospeots
that tho strikers in Glasgow and Edlnburg
will consent to arbitration. i
Gla&Oow, Dec 25. It is now estimated
that 9.000 men are out on the strike on
various railways in Scotland. Traffic on
tho North British railway has nearly j
ceased. The company will suspend the i
operation of its steamers, in order to ob-
tain men to work on the railway. Many
assaults by strikers are reported. Th"
Glasgow docks are cloed. The gas sup
ply at Perth I threatened with exhaust
Ion, owing to the inability of the com
panies to obtain coal.
The Caledonian company claims an Im
provement in the working of the road, and
gives out that it is more determined than
over not to yield to the strikers.
LONDON, Dec 25 One thousand railway
men have struck at Hull for an increase
of waxes and shorter hours.
A SALVATION ARMY ROW.
LONDOX, Dec 25 The Tltnea announces
that Commissioner Smith, of tbe Salva
tion army, has resigned. The can-,e of the
resignation is not definitely kaown, but it
is believed to have been caused bv a sense
of duty on Mr bralth's part. Mr. liootb
is generally known not to have written
tbe book "In Darkest England."
and Mr Smith believes that Mr
Booth violated literary otitic when
he allowed bis name to appear an tbe au
thor. Booth says be supplied the material
for toe woric
The Time nars tbat there
must be something wrong with tbescbetne
oi cuy aau xarm colonies originated by Mr ;
Smith or tbe oommlwiooer would nos i
have resijrsed at this juncture. Th
Times says subscribers to the rcbeme are
justified in wUbhotdisg teeir coatribu
tioos until a dote investigation has been
LONDON, Dec 25. A letter received from
a Russian exile at Zurich charges tbat
Sophie Gunzbei-g. the niniMst who wm
condemned to death for being concerned
in a plot azalnst tbe life of the czar, had
been subjected to torture in prUou. and
that her cries were beard by other
fKioners, wbo managed to make the fact
Tbe object is supposed to have been to
obtain revelations regarding other accoui
BEEUN Dec. 2S. ree Ptebtanzeiger.
an oiheui paper, deoiarca tse luabiiUf of
tae presftat governmcat to ace :i th
amendments of this e&attnirften to which j
the gOTersraeat's cowans ! WD xat re-
frl Thu aamIm. f Lbf hKaf wiJ. l
Herr Herrfartb mujitr of tae interior, i
tbe if tae landtag pfrld tae amejd
ment it would b- inioediotely di-toJrod. !
Tae Haailrareer Xaciirtefcteii. i aa arti- j
by resulting in tho return of a National
Liberal and Radical majority, which will
lead in the conflict between tha govern
ment and tho landtag.
THE SPANISH TARIFF.
Dec. 25. Th mfnUrr n?
finauco has KsUed a decree, declaring that
Spain mnst follow the protection move
ment of America and some of the Europe
an UOWers. and inerensn rhn dure- nn hnru..
J mules and cattle, preserved and salt ineat.
uuur nnu ceruais.
London. Dec. 25. Tho arohbishop of
lork, is dead.
DRIVEN BY GALES.
Victoria, B. C, Dm. :. The coasting
scbooaar Katie returned from "West Coast
IsJtwd today, bringing Captain Moskcr
and eleven men of tho" wrecked bark At
lanta, which went down during tho recent
Captain Moshor tells a story of frightfub.
suffering by the crow of tho Atlanta,
which was'ownwl by Pojks & Talbot nt
San Frawfcco. She Salt Port (Jainhlo
Deeemder S with a cargo of lumber. Ou
the 11th. whm off Capo Flattery, ti
succession of heavy gales which she en
countered carried away all her walls
and on the 15th tho vessel commenced
leaking. On tho ltkh tho main topmast
foil and the vessel besrun to settle down.
Ou tho 17th the ship broke In two, having;
the crew with nothing but a onbiii to float
ONLY ONE FLAG.
HALIFAX, N. S.. Dec. 25. Papers from
Newfoundland reprwrnt the people of that
land ns beinr in a fnrioui state of indier
! nation orvr r,h offirlitT nnnnnnnmi!it th.iB
the modus Vivendi lxtwecn England and
Franco in to be extended another year, and
that meanwhile efforts will bo mndo to
effect a settlement with or without th'
assent of tho Newfoundland parliament.
Tho Colonist denounces Lord Kuuts
ford's dispatch as the most namby pain by
state paper over issued by tho colonial
The Times advocates the transfer of tho
colony to France.
The Herald says: "Wo aro determined
that only one flag shall fly over Newfound
land, ami that flag tdml! be the stars nnd
stripes if England does not do her duty.
There is a movement on foot In connection
with this matter thar will atartlo people
when parliament meets."
CHICAGO, Dec 25. It has been known
for Homo time that Dr. Harper, president
of the new Baptist university to be located
in this city has made a nuher startling
educational proposition to tho trustees.
Tho nature of it was not known until to
day, when tho Rev. Dr. Goodspeed, of tho
trustees outlined it. Dr. Good.sieed sny.sj
"The plan or Dr Harper Is one for col
lege extension. It is propoaed to bring tho
higher education within reach of the com
mon people, and to do mo it will be the pur
pose of the new university to opornto
through a. system of branch schools or
academies scattered through the country,
This plan has been generally misunder
stood. All ofthese branches will, how
ever, lc under tho supervision of the cen
tral institution of learning. Our ureat
object will not bo so much to graduate as
New York. Dea 25. The 4W Italian
who arrived today on the ftteatnnhlp Illn
dostan wnre evidently tho output ot somo
poor houso. tho official of which decided
it would bo much cheaper to pay tbnlr
passage to tho United States than to ktrp
i them for yar.s. They were tho dlrtUst
j and most ragged lot that ever arrived nt
, this port. They carried no bnggatre ami
' were clad in barely sufficient clothe to
cover themselves. Mno of them wr re dc-
tained by Dr Cuitcra on account of hick-
ncNS or old age. Two of them were Inrn;
one was blind In one ere, aud one had n
tumor on bis forehead. They will all be re
turned as they had but a few cents eneh
and only ono box of clatbtM among th
Cincinnati. O., Dc 25. The committeo
! appointed at tho central rabbinical vomer
ence nt Cleveland last July to formulate a
ritual to be uwd by all the Jewinb yna-
gogues in the United States met here nnd
has agreed upon the following plan: Tho
Sabbath and holiday prayers will bo no
recast as to be in accordance with the mod
ern conception of Judaism, so that while
retaining tho striking and typl cm V sea-
tonces in the Hebrew, tbe (creator jpnrt of
the pcrvlco will be in English. Sproial
forms of prayer will alao be added for
epcclal occasions, such aa marriages, fun-
ends, confirmation, paasorer celebru-
A . nc-r nnnrum
A L0ST BROTHER,
PlTTSncno, Pa.. Dec 25. Chief Mtirpby.
of Allegheny, Is looking for a brother of
Edward Kretstg, of Saxony, who elorwd
wiin his sweetheart to Arnerioa In 1M9.
The brother's name was barles, and Jin
was but 19 For running away bis father
disinherited him. When tho old gentleman
died be left a fortune of 11. 00 J 000 to Ed
ward. Tbe laUr corresponded with his
runaway brother until lfeSS, when he wa
living near LanoutUr, Pa He bail a wife
and eight children and wa very poor.
Beoeotly Edward asked an Allegheny
friend to look up Cbarle, aa he wiahed to
divide bis fortune with blm. Search la
now being made in Eastern Pennsylvania
with thli end in view
ROBBERY AND ARSON.
Holdrv. Mo., Dec 26 The boose of
Samuei Malone burnrd to tbe ground this
moral o ;;. Aa tbe firemen arrived an th
neto one ide of tbe bouse fell out, aad ky
tbd light of tbe tire, they could ft Mr.
Mnhntu nml John Hlak, bis bretheHn
law. crawling toward tbe door ef their
bedrrxHn attempting to escape. Then tfre-
rof f-l in ana the unfortunate mea were-
hidden trim aitbt. Their eaarred bodlm
wre found ta tbe ruins. Ma km wm an
old ndl drawing a lar,;e pension and
aiway Kyt lattrn or Jei roeoer in tne
hoe It u Wl.ered be and Hlflks wera
druicsed. tbe boae robb-d. and then set
on lire. Tbe police are Inrestisatlng.
HrscxiXT. Minn., Dec 25. A doubla
tragedy occurred here today. Martbat
Boots attempted to arrest tkre trob!e
Kome cbaretcs and they resisted. Ke
bt two of them threads the bead. kJllleg
tbeoi InsUatly. Tbe aarvlnn? one waa
KAJfRAj. Cmr, Dec 25 A pdal from
Eigta, Has., says that tbe cKy manna! to
dny Attempted to arrest John Darin, a
zxKd Umzh of tbat city. Dart reUtd
arrest, aod UAckd tbe ofScer. who drrw
Mi revolver and tbot Dart tbroajcb tli
bead, kilrJcj bin InttanUy.
STRENGTH OF A STEEL BAR.
REAStSO. Px, Dec 25. At a tt of tei
raaaafaatared at tb Carpenter -l
works, fc&tj rttr. a ofre-fnoa tr brok at
rtrala of 2SS3t pMEsda. beiaa about SW.ttO
nMisa In gyT, m tf ,.. I.Ima., - - - -
aatooritaelTeSy kutwa Tat tt was cude
dr tac prrliaoa of gaverstfaeat
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