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A WOMAN'S AWFUL LEAP.
JfltlGIITFUL SUICIDE OE A 1UIOOKI.YX
Throw Herself From u Six-Story Window
Dnhcd to Deutli on thol'nvomont She
Wan llio Dnughlcr-ln-l.nw of a Congressman-Elect.
Ni:w YoitK, Nov. 22. A frightful suicide oc
curred at the Flerrepont House, the swellest
hotel on tho Heights, Brooklyn's most aristo
cratic neighborhood, shortly after 1 o'clock this
afternoon. A handsome, richly-dressed woman
leaped from a window on the sixth lloor of tho
hotel and was dashed to death on tho pave
ment, about one hundred feet below. She was
Mrs. Charles A. Coombs, of 8 South Elliott
Place, another one of Brooklyn's swell neigh
borhoods. She was tho wife of tho sou of
lion. William J. Coombs, tho newly-elected
Democratic Congressman of tho Third Dis
trict. She said to the hotel clerk: "1 would like to
secure the highest room in the hotel. I am
troubled with palpitation of the heart and would
like to be away fiom all excitement."
Her appearance was such that .Manager Caso
without hesitation conducted her to a room on
tho sixth floor. "When he left her at the
room door she asked him to send up a
pint bottle of wine. He did so, and a few
minutes later tho bell rang for a chambermaid.
As the chambermaid entered tho door she saw
the woman standing in tho centre of the room
with a wine glass at her lips.
One of the windows in the room
was open to its full height. Tlie chambermaid
had barely got inside tho door when the woman
dashed the wine glass to tho floor and without
a word rushed to the window and throw
herself headlong out. She turned over
and over in 'her descent, and struck
with terriflic force on the roof of the ex
extension to the hotel. Her body bounded off
the roof and lauded on a large flower-urn stand
ing in front of the hotel. Then it rolled oft
into the grating of tho cellar on the sidowalk.
Tho frightened uursoran screaming from the
room the in6tant the womau took her awful
leap, and her wild cries quickly aroused the in
mates of the house.
Two messenger boys had seen the body come
turning, tumbling down, and their alarm
brought hundreds to the scene to swell tho
horror-stricken crowd which poured out of tho
No one appeared to know her and as she had
uot registered, Manager Case did not know her
The body was removed to tho Adams-street
station house and a search of tho pockets dis
closed the name and address on a bill.
An ofilcer informed the mother of Mrs.
Coombs that her daughter had been injured
and took her to the station house. When she
saw tho body of her daughter she fainted. Tho
body was subsequently removed to her mother's
The deceased has been married for the past
seven years, but lately has suffered from ill
health, and at the tirao was undoubtedly suffer
ing from a temporary aberration of the mind.
SUNDAY LAW IN BALTIMORE.
A Test Cube Cntholio Choir Concert Man-,
ager to Do Indicted.
Baltimore, Nov. 22. Tho polico commis
sioners to-day sent to John J. Coakley, chair
man of the united committees having charge
of the concert to bo given by the Catholic
choirs at the Academy of Music to-morrow
night, for the benefit of St. James' Homo for
Boys, stating that tho polico department will
not take any physical action In regard to tho
concert, hut that If it Is given tho caso will ho
sent before tho grand jury on Monday morning.
Tho gentlemen whoso names will bo sent on for
possible Indictment aro John J. Coakley, Tunis
F. Dean, manager of tho Academy o Music;
F. X. Hale, musical director of tho choir of tho
Catbedral, and ticket-seller, whoever ho may
be. Tho polico department will select the wit
nesses to appear before tho grand jury.
l'aid entertainments on Sgnday have never
been permitted in Baltimore, except whero
some great appeal for charity has been raised.
Even in such instances there has been consider
able opposition shown by Sabbatarians, who
regarded any relaxation of tho Sunday law as
fraught with danger to tho day of rest. In this
Instance tho object is uudisputably a worthy
one, and henco It offers an excellent oppor
tunity for u test caso. The Academy managers
have no pecuniary interest In tho affair. The
houso is given entirely free of charge.
Charged with nobbing' u Pensioner,
William Nalley Is tho bar-keeper of John
Hooncy's restaurant, at Thirteenth and C streets
northwest, and it is said that he is desirous of
acceptlug Joe Fielding's challengo for tho light
weight championship. But tho developments
of yesteiday may Bomowhat change this pro
gramme 11 the statements made at tho lirst
Precinct la6t night aro borno out boforo tho
grand jury. Nalley was arrested onnclinigu
of robbing an old pensioner named James
Horan of 200 in cold. Nalley doulos tho
charge, and wus released on $200 collateral.
Mangled by a Cable Oar.
About 10 o'clock last evening Mr. James
Homer was struck by cable car No. GO at
Soventh street and Pennsylvania avenue and
badly injured. Ho received a horrible cut on
tho head and face, dislocated his shoulder, and
it is feared is internally injured. Drs. Mlddlo
ton and Hall, of the Emergency Hospital, at
tended to him.
Death of Mr. D. W. ZanUinger.
A largo circle of friends have been greatly
shocked by tho death of Mr. Daniel Webster
Zantziuger.a very well-known and popular gen
tleman and one of tho most popular members
ff Iia T Irrlifr Tnffmti'lt OrirTiO fllw. flinnrnl .,.(11
VUU .4.ff IH1UUHJ WW.J'e. A..W A4MV1(I W4
tauo piaco to-uuy at a r, jh, at xno residence,
1 N street northwest.
Standing High Jump Record Broken,
Piiovidhnci:, 1$, I., Nov. 23. At Narragan
sett Park to-day D. F. Loncrgau, of Roxbury,
Mass., broke tho lecord for standing high jump
without weights, clearing 5 feet 21 inches, heat
ing Luke L, Ualvlu, of Maine, and V. X. Dun
bar, of Bath.
THE HERALD'S GOLD MEDAL.
It Will io Shot for Thanksgiving Morn
liiK Gen. Ordwny's Letter.
Tho handsome gold medal which The Sun
PAi' Ilr.itAi.1) has offered to bo shot for by the
marksmen of tho District National Guard on
Thanksgiving Day has been nearly completed
by tho Messrs. Gait and will he ready 60 that
the crack shots can sco it beforo they begin
popping away at tho targets at tho barracks on
Thursday mornlnir. The conditions of tho
match aro as follows: "Open to all commissioned
ofllcers and enlisted men of tho District of
Columbia National Guard who havo made a
score of not less than 05 out of ono full score
In the regular range practice of this year, and
who havo never won a medal, badge, or other
Individual emblem In any lille match. Dis
tances, 200, 300, 500, and GOO yards; seven shots
at eacli distance; positions as prescribed by
Blunt's Manual for these distances respec
The Sunday Hdhai.d match will be sbotatfl:30
A. M., and will be followed by tho Tappan
match for u first class revolver, presented by
Mr. M. A. Tappan.
In answer to Tin: Sunday Hkuald's offer of
a gold medal to be shot for by members of tho
National Guard, the following pleasant letter
has been received from Gen. Ordway:
HllADQ'USDlSTIlICTOr Coi.UMMA MILITIA,
Washington, D. U , Nov.2J. 1M)0.
Messrs. Smth1 A Hcuscy,l'voprictnrs of The Sun-
Gkntlkmun: It gives rue gieat pleasure to
acknowledge receipt of your letter oU'cring u
gold medal to tho District National Guiird to be
competed for in n rllle match. Your liberality
and public spirit In making sueh an offer is
hlu lily appreciated, and on bclmlt of tho com
mand I accent It, unci assure you that, knowing
your paper to bo a true exponent of public feel
ing iind interest, it will incite the members of
tlicNatlomil Guard to renewed and enntmued
effort to show themselves worthy of the confi
dence reposed in them. Very truly yours,
Ilrigndier General D. O. Militia.
WORLD'S PAIR MATTERS.
Several Important Keports Adopted No
Reduction of Salaries.
Chicago, Nov. 22. Tho World's Fair Com
missiouers to-day adopted several Important
reports, including that of the judiciary com
mittee opposing a reduction of the salaries that
are now paid to the officers of the commission.
The report of the executive committee on the
establishment of bureaux and that of the com
mittee on tariff and transportation In regard to
apportionment were referred to tho select con
ference committee appointed yesterday.
The local board of directors of tho Fair met
this morning In executive session to consider
the action of the National Commission in assum
ing to be the supreme authority in the World's
Fair matters, and to bo empowered to direct
tho expenditure of the money raised for tho
Fair by Chicago, and that it draw up a defini
tion of tho position of tho local directory on
these points, in which a positive and well-defined
issue is taken with tho National Commis
sion. It was not intended that this action
should bo made public until Monday.
Jackson-Goddard Fight a Draw.
San Fiianoisco, Cal., Nov. 22. Peter Jack
son and Joo Goddard fought an eight-round,
draw at Melbourne October 20. Jackson was
in poor condition. They were matched to
fight to a finish in Sydney in February for a
purse of 1,000. The fight took placo at tho
Crystal Palace. Jackson was somewhat taller
than his opponent, and had a longer reach. He
weighed fourteen stone and Goddard thirteen.
It was a fierce battle throughout. In tho fourth
round, which was ono of tho fiercest of tho
fight, tho men punched each other with both
hands. Goddard made a rush audfoiccd Jack
son across the ring amid great oxclteraent. Tho
men were both too much exhausted to get In a
knock-out blow. In tho fifth both went down
during heavy countering. Goddard got in a
number of clean blows on the faco and head.
Blows were pretty evenly exchanged during tho
sixth round. In the eighth and last round
Jackson tried hard to wind up his man,
but Goddard stood up to him and
got homo with both hands on tho face, stopping
Jackson's rush. There were smart exchanges,
aud Goddard essayed to rush, but Jackson
stopped him with a loft-hauder on tho ribs.
Time was called, and tho contest closed. Pro
fessor Miller, tho referee, said that one of tho
judges declared in favor of Jackson and tho
other lu favor of Goddard, so ho declared tho
match a draw.
Warren Whipped Miller.
Ni:w Okleans, La., Nov. 22. Tommy War
ren, 117 pounds, and Tommy Miller, 118 pounds,
met boforo tho Audubon Athletic Association
to-uight for a 1,000 purse. Miller Is au In
dianapolis pugilist who thought ho would ho a
match for the clover Cdllforuiait. He was not
in it. Ho could scarcely hit Warron, who
proved very scientific. Miller's exertions lu
tho first round winded him. In tho second ho
was groggy, and in tho third ho was knocked
out. Warren landed two right-handers on
Miller's jaw in tho third, tho second knocking
him down. Miller got up and clinched to save
himself, pulling Wa"rrou down. The latter got
away, feinted with his left, landed tho right
again on tbo jaw and Miller was whipped. Thu
Audubon will endeavor to match Andy Bowen
against Austin Gibbons.
Government receipts yesterday, 8997,535.
The Preeldent has appointed John W. Lewis1
of Kentucky, u member of tho Puynllup Indian
Commission, vice Will Cumbach, or Indiana, de
clined, Tho Attornoy General appointed Henry A.
Wyman Assistant United States Attornoy at
G. W. Smack was yesterday appoiuted post
master at ltoboeth, Md.
Col. Btowe, Collector of Customs at Wilming
ton, Cal., having died, Deputy Collector Downing
Is instructed to tako temporary charge of tho
The President yesterday appointed Patrick J.
Wtilsli, of Augubta, Ga. n member of tho Warm
Springs ludiau Commission, vice William II.
Dill, of Pennsylvania, declined.
The amount of H per cont. bonds redeemed
yosteiday uiKlertliuolioular of October U wus
SlDD.oOO, milking tho total to date S.,0b8,550.
The President has recognized Ilermau Freuiid
ns consul of the ltepublio ot Colombia at Detroit.
MIehund llenlfeiio Campos, consul oftlio United
States of Venezuela at Sau Frauoisco, Cal.
INDIAN SCARE SUBSIDING.
RU3IORS OK arASSACItES FOUND to he
But There's Grnvo Danger Ahead Sitting
Hull lias Lost Faith In tho New Messiah
What tho DTIgh Priest of 1h Ghost
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 22. Thu Trib
une's Blmsarck (N D.) special says: "Tho
Indian scare In this section Is subsiding. Spe
cials to tho Bismarck Tribune this evening
from Standing Bock Agency aro to this effect:
" 'To-day was ration day at the agency and
all but about fifteen or twenty of the male in
habitants of that reservation were present to re
ceive their share of Undo Sam's maintenance.
The squaws to about that number camo
along, hut were refused rations unless accom
panied by tho other half of tho household. Tho
telegrams say that tho Indians aro all quiet and
drew their rations as usual. Agent McLaugh
lin received a letter from Sitting Bull in which
he says one of his children was sick, which
prevented him from being present to recolve
liis portion of the rations. He goes on and
states to the agent that he is his best friend aud
he has lost faith in tho Messiah.
" 'Inquiry among those who have assembled
for their rations reveals the fact that Sitting
Bull has now only about nine or ten folio weis.
His loss of power is attributed to tbo failure of
the Messiah to appear when promised. A squad
of soldiers will bo sent into Campbell County to
investigate the rumors of destruction at tho
hands of Indians supposed to bo from the Stand
ing Bock Agency.
" 'A despatch from Governor Mellette, of
South Dakota, to officials in Bismarck, says
there is no foundation in the rumors that In
dians are crossing the river into Campbell
Comity, and thafupon investigation all .rumors
of outbreaks in South Dakota'aro found to bo
groundless. Tho greatest danger now. is be
lieved to be at Pine Ridge and other Southern
A special to the Tribune from Mandan, N.
D., 6ays : "Settlers have been coming Into
Sims, lorty miles west of here, all day. Roving
bands of Sioux have scared them. More guns
were shipped to-night on tho late train."
A despatch received to-night by tho Daily
Pioneer from Fort Keogh states that Kotchum's
Twenty-second Infantry leaves Keogh Monday
morning for Fort Lincoln, equipped for active
service in tho field. This leaves live companies
of infantry and two of cavalry here. They aro
held for orders in North and South Dakota, and
expect to no called out at a moment's nonce.
It Is reported at Keogh that troops from Fort
Ellis and Fort Missoula nave received similar
orders to bo ready for active work
in North Dakota. People here, In view of tho
movement of troops, put no confidence in tho
reports sent out by the military authorities
from Fort Yates. The action of tho Indians
and the lusldo facts learned by observers among
tho Indians satisfy everybody here that grave
danger exists of an outbreak in the spring, if
not neiorc. fames in to-uay irom iviercer
County report insolent behavior of tho Indians
among tho settlers sixty miles north of this
point. They now steal wood and mnko tho
white women among tho settlers, In tho absence
of their husbands, pump water for the Indian
ponies, while months ago they were glad to beg
for water and pump it themselves.
Omaha, Nkh., Nov. 22. A Bee special from
Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., says: "Census Enu
merator Leo arrived hero this morning from a
trip through tho more distant portion of the
reservation. Ho says that not a doubt exists
but that the dance will precipitate a fight
within a very fow days. Tho High Prle6t
of tho ghost dancers this morning says
that he understands that the soldiers are coming
on the reservations. "What aro they coming
for? Wo havo done nothing. Ourdauco is a
religious dance, so wo aro going to danco until
tho spring. If wo find that Christ does not ap
pear, wo will 6top, but not in tho mean time,
troops or no troops. We shall start
a dauce on this creek (Medicine
Root Creek, fifty miles north of Pino
Ridge Agency Camp) In tho morning. I have
also understood that I was not to bo recog
nized as a chief any longer. I have also been
told that you intended to stop our rations aud
aunulties. Well, for my part, I don't care.
The Uttlo rations wo get don't amount to any
thing. A BLAZE OF WAR OVER EUROPE.
Slopped hy a Very Decisive Joint Nolo of
Copyright by Now York Associated Press.
Binti.iN, Nov. 22. A crisis iu tho Eastern
question has been sprung upon tho Triple
Alliance by tho sudden adhesion of
tho King of Greece to tho project
of M. Dolyannis, supported by M.
Trlcoupis, to foment openly and assist
a rising in Crete simultaneously with risings In
Epirus and Macedonia. Tho Emperor 6lnco
his sister married the Duke of Swartahas relied
upon the King to bo'gulded by tho Drelbund's
policy. On the King Intimating his assent to
tils ministers' schemes Chancellor von Cap
rlvi and Count Kalnoky sent a joint note
to Athens warning tho government that in tho
event of measures being taken tending
toward a war with Turkoy tho Drel
bund's squadron would blockade tho coasts of
Greece aud leave tho Hellenic army to take
isolated action ou laud against the Turks.
Tho decisive character of tho noto stopped a
blaze of war over Europe.
Bishop Beoltwith Dying.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 22. Right Rev. John
W. Beckwith, D. D., Bishop of tho Episcopal
DIoceso of Georgia, lies at tho point of death.
For some weeks ho has been suffering from an
nbscess on his law, and early this morning was
strickeu down with paralysis. His life is de
The Murder ol'U, S. Marshal Estrange
Attorney General Miller yesterday Instructed
tho Uuited States marshal at Jacksonville, Fla.,
to use all endeavors to copturo R. E. Buford,
charged with thu murder of Deputy Marshal
Estrange, and has authorized all expenses that
may he necessary to secure that end.
Special Session Called.
Concoiip, N, II., Nov. 23. Tho Governor and
Council this morning yoted to call a special
session of tho Legislature ou Tuesday, Decem
A Whirl of Excitement nt Frederick, Md.
FnitDKHiCK, Md,, Nov. 22. This city is a
whirl of excitement to-day about the great
Democratic parade aud jollification over the
election of Gen. William M. McKalg, of Cum
berland, to succeed Mr. McComas in Congress.
Tho great feature of tho day was the procession,
and a great paitof that was Mayor Grant, of
New York, and his companions, tho Hon.
Bourko Cockran, Col. John A. Cockcrlll, of tho
Now York World, nnd State Senator Ives.
There were about three thousand people In
lino, among them ninny women. There were
hundreds of horsemen, dozens of vehicles, and
many on foot. The parade was several miles
This afternoon hot coffco aud luncheon were
served at tho market-house, and speeches were
made by Gen. McKalg and others. Many
bands of music and drum corps furnished tho
music for tho marching boys and girls.
Tlico was another great meeting this evening
at the City Hall, with Hon. Bourko Cockran the
orator. Ills silvery voice won golden opinions
and great applause. Mr. Cockran will leavo
for Now York on Sunday morning. Mayor
Grant, Senator Ives, and Col. Cockerill will ho
driven to-morrow to Antietam and Gettysburg
by Col. Baughman, to view tho battle-fields, re
turning in the evening. The party will leavo
for New York on Monday morning, arriving
there on Monday night. During their stay hero
the Now Yorkers were the guests of State
Comptroller Baughman. ,
HEAVY FAILURE AT CHICAGO.
The U. S. Rolling Stock Company Seriously
Chicago, Nov. 23. To avoid attachment by
creditors, who sought to gain an unjust prefer
ence, application was made for tho appointment
of a receiver for tho Unite'd States Rolling Stock
Company and Judge Blodgett immediately ap
pointed A.IIedgewIck receiver. Hedgcwickis tho
president at present, and has been for nineteen
years. The judge also ordered the receiver to
contiuue the works and not let any of the plants
bo shut down.
The United States Rolling Stock Company is
owned principally by English capitalists. Messrs.
Hedgewich aud Rojs are tho only American
stockholders. Most of the creditors are said to
be Eastern firms nnd banks. Whether or not
other firms are so involved as to be embarrassed
'no ono connected with the matter could say.
All these properties, it is claimed by tho com
pany, have greatly enhanced in value, the
figures given being tho original co6t. Tho as
sets of tno company aro $G,000,030; total liabili
ties, $3,816,000; excess of assets over liabilities,
A Colored Girl's Skull Fractured hy Her
In a small two-story frame house in tho alley
that run between Fourth and Fifth and O and
P streets, last night, wero gathered a number
of colored people, who wero having a good
time drinking and carousing. It was a meet
ing of a "parlor sociable." Among those pres
ent wero Bertha Jackson, a comely-looking
young woman of twenty, and her lover, Syvcl
ter Brooks, a porter in an Avenue store. Brooks
became jealous of tho girl's attention to an
other guest and upbraided her. She answered:
"Oh, that's all right. You'll get over your
jealousy In a little while."
"Yes, 1 will," ho replied, getting up and go
ing out. About 11 P. M. Brooks suddenly ap
peared in tho room with a club in his hands and
dealt tho girl a murderous blow on tho head.
Then ho rushed out and made oil. A physiciau
was summoned and the polico notified. Tho
girl's skull was fractured, aud it is thought sho
cannot survive. Sho was carried to Providence
Hospital. Brooks has not yet been captured.
A general alarm over tho polico wires was sent
out at 1 A. M. this morning, ordering his arrest.
MONEY TRANSFERS SUSPENDED.
Slight Change in the Financial Tide Sec
retary AVIndom's Order.
Secretary Windora yesterday instructed tho
Assistant Treasurer at San Francisco to receive
no moro deposits of money for payment lu New
York. This action is based on tho general
ground that tho Government has now more uso
for money at New York than at San Francisco,
nnd is taken to prevent a further depletion of
the available balance at tho New York Sub
Treasury under the transfer system. Tho or
ders for such traufers were meant to be tempo
rary onlj, and tho purpose for which they wero
made is regarded as already accomplished.
Through tho system tho sum of $3,300,000 held
in San Francisco was made immediately avail
able for uso in New York. Of this amount
$200,000 was returned yesterday to sub-treasuries,
showing a slight change in tho financial
Senator Ingalls's Chances.
In relation to tho published statement by ex
Gov. Sharp that "It will takoniuety-threo yotes
to elect a U. S. Senator in Kansas," because
"there aro nineteen delegate members of tho
legislature from counties that havo been organ
ized since tno mate was apportioned
in 1885," and that Seuator Ingalls has
Boniowhcro in tho neighborhood of seventy
five, led a Sunday Hishald man to Inquire of
Capt. A. R. Banks, of tho Pension Olllco,
if those statements wero correct. His
reply was that so far as Gov. Sharp's estimate
of Senator Ingalls's chances Is concerned ho
was probably right, but ho was
in error in saying that those
nineteeu delegate members will havo a right to
vote for United States Seuator. They are not
entitled to voto. Thero aro 105 votes on jolut
ballot, aud olghty-throo will elect a Senator.
On a Special Mission to Washington.
St. Johns, N. F., Nov. 22. Hon. Robert
Bond, colouial secretary of Newfoundland,
sailed yesterday en route to Washington, to
conclude, If possible, somo arrangements be
tween tho Uuited States and Newfoundland
whereby tho Republic will admit Newfoundland
fish free, and tho latter glvo American fishermen
libeity to purchase bait in Newfoundland
waters free of license charges.
Death ofEx-Representative Sapp.
Council Bliti's, Iowa, Nov. 22. Col. W,
F. Sapp, of this city, one of tho beit known
politicians of lowu, died this afternoon, aged
sixty-six. Ho was a pioueer in this sectlou, be
ing a member of tho Nebraska Territorial
Council. Ho also served as Uuited States Dis
trict Attorney for Iowa under Grant, aud was a
member of tho Forty-llfth and Forty-sixth Congresses.
GREAT STOCK YAllDSftDEAL
THE "DIG FOUR" PAGKKRS HAVE THE
A Damper on tho Proposed 'Coup" In tho
Interest of a Gigantic nnd Active Com
peting Compnny Congrcnn to ho Culled
Upon for Asfilstnnnc.
Chicago, Nov. 22. Gradually light Is break
Ing through tho clouds that have hung over tho
great stock yards deal on tho part of the Big
Four packers, Armour, Swift, Morris, and
Libby, who recently purchased eight sections
of land on tho Calumet River and Lako Michi
gan in Indiana, about thirty miles southeast of
Chicago, where it was announced that they
wero about to erect immenso slaughtering and
packing establishments, deserting their present
quarters at tho Union Stock Yards. The holders
of stock yards securities have had occasion to
do some sharp thinking slnco the packers an
nounced their intention of leaving them
high and dry without anv business
and with only a piece of real estate worth but
a small part of their total capitalization to
represent their present outlay. They havo de
cided on a coup which promises lively com
petition for the migrating packers. It is stated
that they will raise something like $10,000,000
nnd erect great establishments as an auxiliary
company on land already owned by tho stock
yards company and become a gigantic and ac
tive competitor of Messrs. Armour, Swift,
Morris, and Libby if the latter undertake to
carry out their Indiana scheme.
The Big Four, on the other hand, have made
a combination with Droxel, Morgan & Co., who
own tho Chicago Outer Belt, or tho Elgin. Joliet
and Eastern Railway, to control that line and
get access to Lake Michigan through its land,
and tho Outer Belt lino company will establish
au immense depot, stock yards, and transfer
system there. Drexel, Morgan & Co. have
taken time by the forelock and al
ready the three Joliet roads havo
made an alliance with tho Outer
Bolt lino system. And so it happens that
Armour has got the whip-hand in tho whole
deal. He is in a position to make rates to and
from Chicago and Waukegan, Elgin, Aurora,
Joliet, and McCool and Intervening points.
Hence it is that the new deal commands the
whole Chicago railway system and promises
not only to see a great system of packing-houses
and stock yards, but elevators at the placo se
lected. It is expected that when this deal is fully re
alized at the Union Stock Yards it will put a
damper on the scheme just launched to erect
new packing and slaughter-house establish
It Is a part of the plan to approach the Na
tional Government for $2,000,000 with which to
improve the Calumet River.
Potomac River Steamer Launched.
Wilmington, Din,., Nov. 22. The iron pro
peller Washington, building for the Norfolk
and Washington Steamboat Company, was
successfully launched at the Harlan & Hollings
worth Company's yard this morning in tho
presence of a large company, including ofllcers
of tho steamboat company" and other visitors
from Washington, Norfolk, and Philadelphia.
Miss Jean MacCoy, of Philadelphia, christened
tho now boat. The Washington is tho first of
two vessels to be finished and ready for service
between Washington and Norfolk by next
spring. Sho Is SCO feet over all, twenty-seven
feet beam, sixteen and a half feet hold, and will
bo fitted with triple-expansion engines.
Looking for a Swindler.
Tho polico aro looking for a fiashily-dressed
man, who Is traveling under the names of Gib
son, Montague, Bishop, aud other aliases, and
who Is charged with obtaining money under
false pretonses. On Friday ho met a Mr.
Jerome Langbam Wilkinson, of London, Eng
land, from whom ho secured forty-four dollars
on tho apartment-house scheme that is, by
renting him a room which Gibson had hired for
tho day, and induced his victim to tako for a
mouth, paying in advance.
Death ol Mrs. Houghtaliug.
Mr. William J. Houghtallng, of tho Hotel
Kenmoro, was called to his former homo at
Albany, N. Y., to tho death-bed of his aged
mothor, Mrs. Naacy Salisbury Houghtaliug,
who died last Monday after a loug-contiuued
illness and confinement to the residence of her
husband, Mr. Peter D. Houghtaliug. She had
benn a resident of Albany during about forty
five years, and was endeared to a large circle of
friends. Mr. Houghtallng, of this city, was tho
only child. Ho ixpects to return in a fow days
and bring with him his father, who will reside
hero in tho future
Congressman Ilitt is AVoll Again.
Rockfohd, III., Nov. 22. Congressman
Ilitt, who was yesterday reported seriously 111
with pueumonla, arrived in this city last oven
ing. Mr. ilitt has bcon suffering fromJirouchial
affection since tho election, but is now qulto
Gen, Clarkson Not Very III,
ASHKVIMX, N. O., Nov. 22. The report that
ex-Assistant Postmaster General J. S. Clarkson
is dangerously ill of pneumonia In Ashovillo is
untrue. Mr. Clarkson is walkiug tho streets
hero to-day, and is Improving rapidly lu health.
Miss Marlowe Recovering.
Philadelphia, Nov. 22. Tho physicians iu
attendance upon Miss Julia Marlowe announce
that she is ou the road to recovery. Tho swell
ing on her neck Is being reduced, aud a surgical
operation for its removal will probably bo
Mississippi Steamboat Burned.
Nr.v Oui.kans, Nov. 23. The steamboat
Tributary, with her cargo of cotton for Now
Orleans houses, was burned to tho water's edge
outhu Bayou Darbouuo this morning, Tho
loss is heavy.
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For tho District or Columbia, Kastern Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, Dolawaio, Maryland, tuid
Virginia, tali till Monday night; no ohaugo iu
tumporature, except slightly coolor In Southern
Virginia; westerly winds. .,.,,
Thermometer readiugs yesterday: 8 A. M., 52;
8 P.M.. 41: mean temperature. 40: maximum. 53;
I minimum. 43; moan relative humidity, 47.
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