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THE SUJSCDAY HERALD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER2S.1890.
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A STRONG INDORSEMENT.
What a Business Man Says of "The Herald"
as an Advertising Medium.
To the Editor of , The Sunday Herald:
Speaking of good advertising mediums, I re
gard The Sunday Herald second to none in
the city. I do not hesitate in saying 1 am more
than convinced that any one using your
columns to bring their business before the
people will get abundant returns, as I have
done. It has been my experience that the re
sults obtained from an advertisement in The
Herald were greater and more prompt than
from advertisements in any other paper. This,
I have no doubt, is due to the fact that people
have more lime to read their paper on Sunday
than on other days of the week, and thus the
advertisements icceive an amount of atten
tion which they never obtain in other
papers. The paper published exclusively on
Sunday is like a friend wo only meet on rare
occasion?. We give him more attention than
to the friends we meet every day or twice or
three times a day; we listen to all he has to say,
and it fixes itself in our memory more firmly
than the remarks of those we run across in the
hurry of week-day existence. The Herald I
regard as the best advertising medium in Wash
ington, and I wish it all euccess.
J. H. Mob an,
No. 434 Ninth street northwest.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 27, 1S90.
The death-rattle is in the throat of the year,
and when it is gathered to its fathers or broth
ers on Wednesday no loud-sounding psan of
eulogy cau honestly be raised above its bier.
Eighteen hundred and ninety has been n year of
peace the world over, and the pages of its his
tory will not he lurid nor luminous with the
stirring accounts of great battles lost and won,
of revolutions, of mighty cataclysms of nature,
of plague, nor of pestilence. It has been said
that happy is the people whose annals aro bar
ren, and in this view, perhaps, the year 1590 is
deterring of grateful remembrance, for its an
nals will be barren of tho stuff most history is
made of. But peace hath her victories no Jces
renowned than war, and In the annals of 1890
will be recorded tome victories in tho cause of
humanity, of progress, and of enlightenment.
In Eut ope there has been no notable set back to
tho Kdvanco of tho awakening masses, and their
needs and rights seem to be winning day by day
moro mid more recognition from Kalsere, Kings,
Presidents, and Parliaments. In America a
long Etej) forward has been taken toward bring
ing the splendid sisterhood of republics into
closer relations, and by this means of placing
the weaker of them on a firmer foundation of
popular government, Und diffusing through
them new and moro active currents of enlight
enment and probpeiity. Tho people of Brazil
have passed in safety and with credit through
tho trying oxpeiiinent of doing away with tho
forms of monarchy, and tho new republican
government it, now firmly settled in place,
recognized au a pcimcneiit establishment by all
tho world. In this country tho closing ear
will be niemorablo for ono of thegreatest peaceful
political upheavals in our history and, as our
Democratic friends seem confident, for tho final
reversal of tho policy of high protection and a
return to a policy of freer trade. The moro san
guine Democrats also believe that with this, too,
will be mingled the recoid of tho beginning of
tho filial downfall of the Republican party; but
they should notfoigetthut tho Republican paity
has many charaeteiietics of tho jellyfish aud has
a quite remarkable knack of sprouting new ten
tacles to take the place of those that have been
lopped off in battle or have sloughed off through
internal decay. This chatacterlstle has enabled
that paity to retain or icguin Its grip on power
under some very unlikely circumstances in the
past. Of course, oven the jellyfish loses this
power of self-reproduction as it approaches the
limit of its allotted span of life. That tho Ro
publicau paity is approaching this limit a good
jnany of ite symptoms would 6eem to indicate.
Still, unquestionably just now it is striving with
all the vitality that is loft it to sprout a newten
tacle that may enable it to retain Its hold on
power. This newly-projected tentacle is called
the Forco bill, and its growth is so slow and
attended with, so much Internal travail that it h
doubtful if it will cTcr reach full development
or bo of any use if it should. It the body Is
fatally exhausted in tho effort to uurturo the
limb to perfection tho final gain can hardly be
It may bo true It doubtless is true that
justice was not done when Frank Ward was
acquitted of the chargo of murder brought
against him; but this furnishes no sufficient
ground for tho violent attack which has been
made by a New York paper on tho courts,
juries, aud people of Washington. No llagraut
miscarriage of justice in rcccut years cau be
recalled here. Our public prosecutors
arc usually as able and zealous, our
judges aio as learned and unbiased,
aud our juries as intelligent, probably,
as iu any other city In the country.
There seems no ground for belief that in
the Ward case the interests of public justice
were not ablv and faithfully looked after by
the prosecution. But tho defense was con
ducted with conspicuous brilliancy and in
genuity by some of the ablest criminal
lawyers iu the couutry, and it cauuot be
doubted it secured thereby an advantage which
It would be eminently unjust to hold tho prose
cution responsible for. If the result of the
trial was unsatisfactory tho fault lies with tho
system under which our juries aro chosen, and
with the entire jury system itself. Tho law of
the District narrows down the available jury
material to an extent uuhcard of
iu other cities. As a consequence the dilli
culty of obtaining the right kind of men Pl
eases of the first importance is very great, and
if verdicts are occasionally unsatisfactory to
the public, it is hardly to bo wondered at.
The jury system is at fault. When juries can
be made up of men of trained minds and
judicial habits, accustomed to weighing evi
dence and careful to guard themselves against
the promptings of sentiment and emotion when
tho law is so framed that the exact grade of
crimo can be designated by the jury, then we
may expect verdicts that will commend them
selves to all as models of justice.
The presence of ladles at the New England
dinner and the tariff reform jubilee dinner in
New York last week does not seem to be re
garded as an unmixed success. It seems the
ladies talked too much among themselves while
the orators were orating, distracting tho atten
tion of tho audience and making tho men who
had paid $10 a plate to attend tho dinners feel
that they were not getting the worth of their
money. At the tariff-reform dinner, especially,
the occupants of tho boxes are said to have
been much more interested in Mrs. Cleve
land's diamonds and the golden fillet in her
hair than they were in tho words of wisdom and
gratulation which fell from her husband's lips.
Wine, women, and song aro supposed to harmo
nize perfectly, but set speeches don't seem to bo
a good working substitute for the la6t of the
Ihe great trouble with silver as a circulating
medium seems to be that it won't circulate.
The complaint Is again heard that all the avail
able vault space of the Government is filled
with silver dollars, and if coinage is continued
new vaults will have to be built. To an out
sider it looks very much as if there was some
thing hopelessly clumsy and unworkable about
this sort of a monetary system.
Yes, there is some oue to mourn for Logan.
"Adirondack" Murray has registered a vow
to erect a memorial stone on the spot where
Sitting Bull fell. Where Mr. Murray has reg
istered his vow Is not stated, but no doubt tho
proper officers will see to it that he fulfills tho
Tho Oklahoma Legislatuie has adjourned, but
the Indiams down thero have caught the ghost
dancing craze, so that the good (and bad) peo
ple of the blooming young Territory will not be
without their customary excitement.
Midshipman Harry Russell, son of Admiral
Uu-woll. iaspeuding the holidays with his parents
on Do Sales street.
Mr. W. P. Van Wickle, manager for tho Brad
bury pianos, has been critically ill at his resi
dence. 1757 Q street, but is now slowly convalesc
ing. Mm. Captain F. A. Whitney, of the Eighth In
fantry, has arrived from Fort Neobrara, Neb.,
and is visiting her hister, Mrs. A. I). Mullet, at
No. 2301 Pennsylvania avenue.
Mr. .loe Reynolds, formerly of Washington,
but now of tho wholesale grocery firm of Rey
nolds & Heath, Memphis, Tenn., is visiting
relative on H streot northwest, In this city.
Hon. Samuel Normcnt, the distinguished
founder and president ol tho Central National
Bunk, bus been elected a director of tho Wash
ington Loan and Trust Company. Tho addition
of Mr. Norment'a namo to tho directory of this
snccessrul company will provo a fresh element
orstiongth, a3ho Inw been identified with tho
most successful enterprises and institutions of
Washington for many years, and is tho largest
holder of real estate In tho District of Columbia.
Mr.W. It. Compton, chief of too examining divi
sion Sixth Auditor's Office. ha3tondcrcd his resig
nation, to tako eirect on tho appointment of his
successor. Mr. Compton was a most efficient
uiid popular olticer, and his resignation was ac
cepted with much regret. Auditor Coulter mude
tho following indorsement on his letter of rciig
nation to Secretary Wiudora: "Whilo I regret
very much to lose tho services of Mr. Compton,
who hus.-Iiscliurged ovcry duty imposed on 1dm
with fidelity and care, iiiuemueh as ho wishes
to engage in private enterprise, I havo tho honor
to forward this with tho recoinmeiidiition that
tho sumo bo accepted." Tho clerks of his division
presented him with a handsome dluraoud stud.
Bit; Railway Depot Destroyed.
Cincinnati, Dee. 27. Tho freight depot of
the Little Miami Railioad burned at 8:30
o'clock to-night. The length of tho building
was fifteen cur lengths (about six huneied feet)
by about one hundred and twenty-five feet
wide. At tho time of the fire it contained
about forty-three carloads of unloaded freight,
though only four freight cars were in tho depot.
Among tho freight were nluety barrels
of whisky and thirty bales of cotton. The firo
spiead with great rapidity, and within half an
hour tho building was a total wreck. The snow
delayed the fire engines somewhat, though
prompt and efficient service was quickly at
hand, and tho fire was brought under control
within an hour aud a half after It started. Tho
total loss is estimated at about one hundred and
fifty thousand dollars. The loss on tho building
will bo $25,000, with no insurance.
MANAGER RAPIjEY GETS IT.
Ho l.nacn Lincoln Hall and Will linn It as
Kcgtilnr Thoatro NoxtSonson.
A very Important move In local theatrical af
fairs was made yesterday, when Mr. W. W.
Ranlcy secured a lease of Lincoln Music Hall
for a term of years. Ever slnco Lincoln Hall
was completed a number of theatiical managers
have been endeavoring to get control of It and
conduct It as a regular theatre. But the owners
of tho property for a long time hesitated about
tnaklnir tlile illannalMnn f Mm linll no tlinr. ,. I
cllned to tho boliof that they could do hotter bv
ronting it for concerts, locafcntertalumcnts, and
occasional theatrical and operatic engagements.
Among the theatrical managers who have
made offers for a lease of tho hall were tho
well-known firm of Britton, Dcane te Easton,
which now controls the enterprises of tho late
Pat. Harris, including tho Bijou Theatre In
this city; Mr. Joseph Strasburgcr, aud Mr. A.
P. Anderson, formerly Bob Downlng's mana
ger. Messrs. Britton, Deanc & Easton were
very auxlous to obtain tho house and run It as
a first-class place of amusement In connection
with their Baltimore house, the Academy of
Recently Mr. W. W. Rapley, of the Natloual
Theatre, turned his attention to Lincoln Hall,
and decided to get control of It If ho could
make advantageous terms. The offer ho made
was satisfactory to tho owners, and It was ac
cepted aud tho bargain finally mado yesterday.
"Wo will change tho namo of tho house
from Llncolu Hall to tho Academy of Music,"
said Mr. Harry Rapley last night, "and will
conduct It as a strictly first-class place of
amusement. The same pollcv will be pursued
In tho management of tho 'Now Academy of
Music as has prevailed hi the management of
tho New National Theatre. Only attractions
of tho highest order of merit will bo presented.
We will not take hold UMtil next season. The
house will be opened In Seotember as a regular
It is known that Lincoln Hall has been held
for a rental of $12,000 a year, aud It is supposed
Manager Rapley will glvo in tho neighborhood
of that figure.
A MYSTERIOUS RL.OW.
An Old Colored Man Killed by a Stono
Thrown by an Unknown Hand.
On Christmas Day Samuel Duvall, an old and
respected colored man, was standing in his
door, 2400 P street, watching a lot of
children coasting on their sleds. While thus
engaged tho old man was heard to give a cry,
and fell forward on tho pavement,
while tho blood spurted from a wound
in the head. He was carried into
his home aud physicians summoned.
It was discovered that some oue had thrown
a huge stone, striking Duvall in the head. Dr.
Newman found that the skull was fractured.
Tho police were notified, and ever since
havo been endeavoring to ascertain who thrcw
the stone, but have not made any headway.
Tho condition of the injured man continued to
grow worse, and on Friday his ante-mortem
statement was taken, but ho could give no
clue to the identity of his assailant. On
Saturday morning Dr. Newman noti
fied the police that death was near
and at 12:30 the man passed away. What mo
tive prompted tho assassinatiou it is hard to
conjecture, as old man Duvall was known to be
without an enemy. Tho police are of the
opinion that tho stone was thrown accidentally.
They are still at work on the case.
Protection and Retaliation.
By order issued yesterday by tho Secretary of
Agriculture all ports, except St. Albans, in tho
collection district of Vermont are closed against
importation of cattle, sheep, and other rumi
nants or swine from Canada, and also insisting
upon the inspection by a veterinary inspector
of all such animals imported. Secretary Rusk
says this is done as a protection against tho
introduction into this country from Canada of
any contagious disease affecting these classes of
animals, and in view of the fact that tho Eng
lish veterinary authorities at Dundee, Scotland,
have only recently seized Canadian cattle when
landed there, declaring them to bo affected
with contagious pleuro-pneumouia. Moreover,
England has prohibited tho Importation into
that country of sheep from the United States
on tho ground that tho Government has not
heretofore caused caused to be made an inspec
tion or quarantine of sheep arriving hero from
other parts of the world. The stringent regu
lations of Secretary Rusk are designed to insuro
the protection of the live stock of tho United
States from imported diseases, and to secure, if
possible, the removal of prohibitory restrictions
now placed upon animals exported from this
An Old Man's Long Tramp.
A sad ca6e of destitution and starvation was
brought to light yesterday afternoon at the Now
York Night Lodging House. Yesterday morn
ing an old man named William Henry Jones ar
rived at the place, stating ho had tramped most
of the way from Wheeling, W. Va. Ho was
over eighty years of ago, and tho exposure
and lack of food had brought on ex
haustion from which it will bo impossible
for him to rally. Dr. Middleton, of tho Emer
gency Hospital, on learning of the man's con
dition went immediately, and did all that was
possible to alleviate his sufferings, but It is tho
opinion of the doctor that death will como in a
short while. He had money on his person, but
refused to allow any ono to touch tho bolt that
held it. If he lingers the night out ho will bo
carried to Providence Hospital this morning.
Tho Senate's Brier Session.
Thine were eighteen Senators present when
the Senate mot at noon yesterday. Theso wero
Casey, Chandler, Cullom, Davis, Edmunds,
lilscock, Hoar, Morrill, Paddock, Sanders,
Stewait, Teller, and Wilson, of Iowa, on the
Republican tide, and Carlisle, Faulkner, Gor
man, Harris, and Pasco, on the Democratic
side. Prayer was said by tho Chaplain, and
then, the journal of Wednesday lust having
been lead and approved, tho Senate, on motion
of Mr. Hoar, adjourned till Monday at noon.
Death ol' an Estimable Lady.
Mrs. Hill, wife of Muj. Georgo I. Hill, of
Georgetown, died at a lato hour last night at
her lesidencooiiM street, West Washington.
Mrs. Hill was perhaps one of tho best known
women of the Dlstifct, us sho was durlug her
life connected with every charity organization
in tho city. Sho was tho mother of a largo fam
ily, and Muj. Hill has the sympathy of hundreds
of friends In his loss.
World's Chess Championship.
New York, Dee. 27. Tho eighth game of
tho match for the champloiibhlp of tho woild
between Messis. W, Stelnltz and Isidor
Guusberg, to-duy at tho Manhattan Chess Club,
resulted In a diaw. Tho tcore now htands:
Stelnitz, !i; Gunsbsrg, 2; drawn, li.
Auburn Prison Afire.
Auiiurn, N. Y Dec. 27. Tho firo in tho
prison to-day entirely destroyed the State shop,
two huudred feet long by forty feet wide, and
two stories high. A number of valuable tools and
1,200 dozen horse-collars wero destroyed. Loss,
about $18,000; not insured. Tho whole loss
falls on tho State. Several flremenwero Injured.
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MUDDIiE.
Clork .Towotl's Answor Ho "Wants
Court to Define His Dutv.
Concord, N. II., Dec. 27.-Clcrk Jowctt has
filed this afternoon the answers to tho bills en
tered against him by tho Democrats In connec
tion with the make-up of tho roll of tho next
House of Representatives. Ho avers therein
that ho is not preparing a roll of members
elect for uso In tho organization of tho next
House of Representatives; that ho Intends to
preparo a legal roll and to do his duty In tho
premises according to law; that ho Is not now
ablo to determine what his duty will be, bc
causo no certificates of election havo been pre
sented to him; that ho docs not know how
many, If any, of said forty persons named in
the bill will present certificates or claim to havo
their names put upon tho roll, or what will bo
the form or substance of such certificates, If any
are presented containing their names; that ho is
Informed that the certificates returned to tho
office of tho Secretary of State arc formally and
substantially unllko on this point; that for this
and other reasons ho has refrained from deter
mining any question that may ariso on the cor
tlficatcs.and has merely desired, and still desires,
to bo Informed and Instructed as to his duty in
tho premises. IIo says ho has supposed, and
still supposes, it to bo bis duty to put on the
roll seventeen names, mentioned In tho petition,
provided tho proper certificates aro presented,
and that ho now Intends to put them on files,
unless ho shall become satisfied that such is not
his duty. But, nevertheless, bo prays advice,
Instruction, and a decrco of tho court as to his
duty in the premises.
VERY ENCOURAGING SlGXh!.
Agreeable Surprise Financial Sit nation
New York, Dec. 27. Tho situatiou both In
Wall street and in tho mercantile community Is
Improving, which is n great surmise to many
who have been expecting heavy and numerous
failuics toward the close of tho year, but the
failures for the present week, as shown by
Dunn it Co.'s report, aro a trillo larger than
those of tho corresponding week of last year.
In Wall stieet the crop has long been passed
and affairs have settled down to an every-day
condition. To-day another excellent bank
statement with an increase or over $3,000,000 in
surplus reserve shows that monov is again ac
cumulating in New York, and after tho January
disbursements have been made, money is likely
to loan at very low rates. Investors will then
look to tho street for good bonds and dividend
paying stocks. Tho statement also showed a
largo gain in gold, which is a very encouraging
The market, of course, still retained its holi
day character, but thero was a most marked
disposition by the short sellers of tho earlier
portion of tho week to discount a good bank
statement by covering their shorts, which of
Itself gave tho market a strong tone, which
lasted from the opening to the close.
Money on call has been easy, ranging from
i to 5, last loan at 4, and closing offered at 4.
Prime mercantile paper shows an increasing
demand, while the supply is not large, though
tho demaud is principally from out-of-town in
stitutions. Rates are a little easier, and sixty
to ninety days' indorsed bills receivable are
7 per cent., four months' acceptances, 7,
and good single names, with from four to six
mouths to run, S(,9. Sterling exchange is
quiet and steady, with actual business at 9 for
sixty-day bills and 483 for demand. Po'sted
rates, 4S04S1. The sub-treasury was debtor
at tho clearing-house today, 48S,512. Govern
ment bonds have been dull and steady; State
bonds entirely neglected.
. . .
The Copyright Question.
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 27. Sir John Thomp
son says that since his conversation with .Loid
Knutsford on tho copyright question the Cana
dian government has received no communica
tion from the British colonial office on tho sub
ject, except tho transmission of the views of tho
Society of Authors, already published. Lord
Knutsford is of tho opinion that Canada has not
tho power to legislate on foreign copyright,
and it has not been agreed to confer tho power
upon her. Sir John Thompson, however, has
good reasons for believing that during the pres
ent or next session of the Imperial Parliament
legislation conferring the power will bo passed.
IIo is of the opinion that tho passago of tho
Simonds Copyright bill would not affect tho
Canadian question, as that measuro only gives
British authors domestic copyright "in the
United States on condition that the work Is re
set with American typo and robound in the
United States. An order in council was passed
by the Canadian government como time ago
asking tho colonial ofilco to withdraw Canada
from the Berne Copyright Convention.
Drowned in Chesapeake Bay.
Baltimore, Dec. 27. Tho schooner John C.
Smith, Capt. Kneeland, arrived this morning
from New York, repoits tho drowning of the
mate, Edwin M. Cole, during tho storm on
Christmas Day. Tho schooner was coming in
between Capes Charles and Henry. Tho snow
was falling thickly and a heavy northeast wind
was blowing. Mate Colo was loaning against
tho starboard railing when a lurch of tho
schooner pitched him overboard. A small boat
could not havo lived in tho sea that was run
ning, and the captain would not allow It to be
lowered. Nothing was seen of tho man after
ho went over tho sldo. Mate Colo was thirty
five years of ago and lived in Winchester, Mass.
Grand Duke Constantino Dying.
St. PiiTiiitMiuito, Dec. 27. Grand Duko Cou
stantlne, the Czar's undo, Is dying. Grand
Duke Constantino was born at St. Petersburg
September 21. 1827, Is tho Clrcle-de-camp in
General of tho Emperor and Grand Admiral of tho
Imperial lleot, besides holding a number of other
important positions. In his churactcr of Ad
miral he. at a certain period, ventured to arrest
his elder brother, the lato Czar, who was on
board tho Grand Admiral's ship at tho time, for
which ho was himself placed under arrest by
his father. Grand Duko Constantino married
August 80, J848, tho Pilneess Alexandra,
daughter of Joseph, Duko of Suxc-Altenburg.
Over 12UO Poir.ons Drowned.
London, Dec. 27. Further advices from
China as to tho burning of tho steamship
Shanghai, near Woo I loo, in tho provinco of
Nghun lloel, about fifty mllto from Nanking,
shows that tho disaster was much moro serious
than at first imagined. It now seems that the
number of lives lost will amount to over two
bundled, ami that thoy all lost their lives by
drowning. A terrible panic, it appears, oc
curred among tho Chinese pahsengers and crow
as soon as tho alarm of firo was heard, and tho
panic increased terribly when tho llames spread
beyond tho control of tho terror-6trickcn crow.
A Bloody aud Fatal Affray.
Memphis, Tenn., Deo. 27. An Appeul
Avalanche special from Pino Bluff, Ark., says:
"Meagro details wero received hero to-day of u
bloody afTray at Swan Lake, in Africa, this
county. Two negroes aro reported dead and
ten Injured. Tho row originated at a dance.
No names aro obtainable because of the excitement."
THE SAFETY OP SOCIETY.
The Popo Considers Iho Question the
Greatest of tho Present Time.
Paris, Dee. 27. Advices from Rome stato
that tho Popo has finished tho draft of his ency
clical upon the Soctal question. Ills Holiness
has been working upon tho subject for over a
ycat, and at his request tho most cornpotont
economists and bishops of different countries,
Including America, havo furnished memoranda.
Tho Popo eouslders the question tho greatest of
tho present time. Tho encyclical will bo the
crowning act of tho Popo's work In this direc
tion. Tho encyclical will review and expound
tho whole question affecting wagoworkers.
tt. 'V'cnnicnt will comprise tlirco parts. First,
Ills Holiness will devclopo tho general princi
ples upon which Social economy Is founded and
tho dominant Idea of distributing justice, which
should regulate the Intercourse or men and tho
spread of wealth. Tho Popo says that distribu
tion and restoratlvo justice is needed to prevent
misery and sweating on ono side and exorbitant
riches mid tyranny on tho other.
Tho second pint comprises tho origin and
cause of tho present condition of tho social
problem. On this point his Holiness takes a
now thesis, first developed In his encyclical on
The third part contains the views of tho Pope
regarding tho remedies, beyond religious and
moral inllticncc, to bo advocated. His Holiness
expresses himself again in favor of Intervention
by tho Rtnto within tho limits previously set
forth. Ho condemns capitalism us now or
ganized, and advocates a more equitable dis
tribution of riches.
Tho encyclical will probably appear before
Easter, lho Popo works upon It nearly every
day. Ho Is convinced that papacy and the
church should lead tho pn-seiit social and
demociatle movement, and will appeal to all
conservative forces and to Piote.'tants to aid in
securing tho safety of society.
The Pope's physician says Ills Holiness may
live for scmetlmo yet, as he has a robiiBt con
stitution and is suffeiiug from no infirmity.
The Dead Count and Dying Countess.
San Diego, Dec. 27. Count ParisI, whoso
death occurred hero Thursday and was followed
by the attempted suicide of his wife,camcfroma
noble family In Austria. His father formerly
occupied a position of stato in the Austrian Em
pire, and he still stands at the head of ono of tho
foremost banking houses of Austria. A little
over fivo years ago Count ParisI camo to this
country and went first to San Francisco, whero
his half-brother is now Austrian consul. Ho
was married in Galveston, his wife being at ono
time a teacher of art in tho University of Gal
veston. A cablegram has been received from
the count's father, ordering the body embalmed
and sent to Austria, and also In case of death
of tho countess to havo her body shipped there
also. In case sho survives sho Is to go to her
mother-in-law. there to tako her station and
rank with her husband'sjpeoplc.
Later. Countess Parisi, who attempted
suicide by taking poison Christmas Day on ac
count of tho death of her husband, died at Na
tional City to-day.
Inspired by the Ex-Chancellor.
Berlin, Dec. 27. Tho prospects of the sub
mission of tho conservative majority in the
Landtag on tho Communal Reform bill have be
come remote. Prince Bismarck's organ, the
Hamburger Kachrichten, In a series of ai tides
evidently inspired by tho cx-Chancollor, urges
the conservatives not to yield. IlerrRauchaupt,
a leading conservative, who is president of tho
committee which has chargo of the bill, de
clared to Herr Herrfurth, Prussian Minister of
the Interior, that tho government must uecup't
modifications o the measure or tako what other
course It pleased in tho matter.
The Split in the Irish Party.
Paris, Dec. 27. Since Mr. William O'Brieu's
arrival here ho has been beset by a horde of
French aud foreign reporters, but he has not
yet breathed a word as to whether he favors a
reconciliation with Mr. Parnell or will advocato
ii permanent rupture with his former leader.
,r1U0S tne lmPrtant communications which
Mr. O'Brien found awaiting him at Boulogne
was a letter from a leading English Radical,
stating that tho split In tho Irish party must
Eoon bo repaired, otherwise tho Liberals would
bo forced to subordinate homo rule for Ireland
to other questions. Tho Paris papers generally
lean toward Mr. Parnell.
Gave the Sick Baby Carbolic Acid.
Cincinnati, Dec. 27. Louis Schwing, worn
out with watching at tho bedside of his four-year-old
daughter, who had diphtheria, took a
brlof sleep yesterday, and, suddenly awakening
at tho stroke of two by tho clock, hurriedly
poured a tcaspoonful of medicine for tho child
from a bottle on tho table and gave it to her. A
shriek from tho child, followed by agonizing
contortions, aroused him fully and looking at
the bottle ho found ho had given carbolic acid,
lho child died in two hours, and Schwing was
with difficulty icstralned from taking his own
Big Fraud on Fanners.
Belleville, Ont., Dec. 27. Chester Wilmot
Yerex, well known in connection with tho
Hullcss oat scliemo, has been arrested in
Bremen, Germany, under instructions from tho
British Vice Consul.on a chargo of forgery. Tills
onds ono of tho biggest frauds over successfully
worked on tho farmers of Ontario, and ono
which caused an endless amount of hardbhlp
and litigation. Yerex will bo extradited by tho
Bank of Commerce.
Greek Lienor Sooiety Meeting.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 27. Tho Alpha Tan
Omega Fraternity, iu biounlul session here, to
day, elected officials for.tho ensuing term. Rep
resentatives wero present from every section of
the United States. The next congress will bo
hold at Nashville In December, 1892, Tho orator
will be W. J. Samford, Alabama; poot, T. D.
Williams, North Carolina. Tho society ad
journed to-night with a banquet.
Gabriello's Father's Only Wish.
Paris, Dee. 27. Tho father of Gabricllolioiu
uard, tho accomplice of Mlchaol Eyraud, in tho
murder of Notary Tautsalut GouiTo, said to
day, in tho course of an interviow, that lto con
sidered tho verdict a just ono, and that he had
only ouo wish regarding his daughter, and that
was that sho might dlo quickly. From his
daughter's childhood, M, Bonipard declared,
nothing could bo done to cheek her perverse
IIo Passed Forged Cheeky.
IlAiiRiamuio, Pa., Dec. 27. A man giving
tho namo of II. W. Bowor, of Philadelphia, suc
ceeded hi passing two forged cheeks upon busi
ness mon of this city this week. Ho camo hero
for tho alleged purposo of establishing a Penn
sylvania Bureau of Southern Information. Ho
has loft the city.
Tho New Western Railway Combine.
San Francisco, Dec. 27. At a meeting of
the board of directors of tho Southern Pacific
to-day tho plan of tho now Western railway
combination, recently formed lu Now York,
was ratified, and O. P. Iluutlngton and J. C.
Stuhbs wero chosen members of tho advisory