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THE SUNDAY HERALD, DECEMBER 27, 1S91.
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Washington, Sunday December 27, 1891
There will be a general disposition to
doubt the prediction that the free-coinage
men of the House will drop silver until the
resonant rlnc of the matal is actually heard
on the tiles.
Chili has a new Government with which
to begin the New Year. Now is her time to
turn over a new leaf, swear off being so idiot
ically bumptious, and save this country the
painful necessity of giving her 'the sound
drubbing her recent course sebms to merit.
Perhaps it will yet be necessary to call in
the services of a board of arbitration to settle
tho apparently irreconcilable differences of
opinion between the Navy Department offi
cials and the correspondents, as to whether we
will or will not have war with Chili.
A moderate amount of prevarication is to
be expected of State and Navy Department
officials these days. It will hardly do to take
all the readers of newspapers in the country
Into the confidence of the Administration as
to its plans for dealing with those bantams of
the South Pacific, tho Chilians.
There is a large class of intelligent Demo
crats who have heretofore believed that the
New York Times and other so-called mug
wump papers liko it were moved, by u genu
ine desire for good government lu their sup
port of Democratic policies and candidates.
But the course of the Times during the Speak
ership contest, and since the election of Mr.
Crisp, has been 6uch as to make Democrats
who were glad of the Times1 leaning toward
Democracy wish the paper would lean strongly
the other way. If there isn't a split in the
party, as a sequel of tho Speakership contest,
It will not be the fault of the Times.
Accepting at face value the perfervid eu
loglums of Mr. Crisp's moro ardent admirers
beforolind since the Speakership contest, one
might havo been pardoned for suspecting that
the man from Georela had a thin strain of the
divine in his composition. But after a care
ful analysis of Speaker Crisp's distribution of
committee prizes and blanks, most people will
reach the not unsatisfactory conclusion that
he is exclusively and conspicuously human.
He Is not too good for this world nor for the
politics thereof. But far be it from us to say
or to think that he isn't plenty good enough.
In fact, on the evidence so far iu wo aro
strongly inclined to return a preliminary ver
dict that Speaker Crisp Is all right.
It is the general belief that If Mr. Mills
had been elected Speaker ho would havo
made Mr. Bynum chairman of tho Ways and
Means Committee. This he would havo done,
it is believed, because he thought it the best
policy for the good of the whole party to
make a Northern man leader on the floor.
Now it will hardly be asserted by any one
that Mr. Bynum possesses to a greater degree
than Mr. Springer the confidence of the Dem
ocrats of the House, is bettor known to the
country at large, or has shown higher qualities
as a leader. In view of these facts, there
fore, Isn't the criticism by friend6 of Mr.
Mills of Speaker Crisp's choice a6 chairman of
Ways and Means slightly inconsistent? Mr.
Springer may not have in the highest degree
the qualities of leadership. But ho is an ex
perienced and conscientious legislator, a Dem
ocrat whoso services to the party have been
extensive and valuable, and a tariff reformer
whose zeal and sincerity are not questioned.
Those Democrats who criticise the Speaker
for placing Mr, Springer at the head of tho
Ways and Means Committee on the ground
of his lack of fitness for tho place lay them
selves liable to the suspicion that they are
actuated by personal considerations rather
than by anxiety for the party's welfare.
The editor of the Washington Bee is to be
otrongly commended for the sensible advice
he gives citizens of the colored race regarding
the present agitation against tho police. It is
ao doubt true that the police force contains
men who aro not as cool as they should be,
and who are too ready to resort to tho uso of
the club or the pistol in dealing with offend
ers. But there is no good reason to believe
that these officers in particular or tho members
of the force in general aro any more prompt
in the use of dangerous weapons in dealing
with colored roughs than with white roughs.
It is probable the officers do not resort to tho
club or the pistol because a prisoner's skin is
white or black, but because he makes a moro
dcbperntc resistence." Tho criminal statistics
of tho District show, wo bolievo, that tho
percentage of colored criminals is greater
than the percentage of white criminals in pro
portion to population. If this be correct, it is
only fair to assume that moro colored offend
ers will resist arrest than white offenders, and
more of the former will therefore provoke
officers to the uso of pistol or club. And even
if this were not true, and it be admitted tho
colored peoplo have n real grievance against
the police, they will gain nothing by the vio
lent language which some of tho aultators of
this race havo used iu tho last fow days. The
great mass of white citizens will not 6taud by
and 6cc the colored people wronged; hut the
tho colored peoplo must not tnko a course iu
airing their grievances, real or imaginary,
which will tend to create disturbance.
This will not be tolerated by any class of good
Tragic Ending of tho Trouhlcs in Ala
hainn. Mobile, Ala., Dec. 20. The artillery de
tachment of the First Regiment of State
troops left hero early this morning en route
for the scene of action in Choctaw County,
Ala., twenty-one miles distant.
Sheriff Gavin on Christmas morning sent to
Bladen Springs for a cannon. When Sims
heard of this preparation to blow his strong
hold to splinters, he looked at his women
folks and his heart missavo him. He began a
parley with the sheriff. He said he would
surrender if the posse would do him no in
jury and if the posse would protect him from
mob violence. A meeting of the posse was
held which lasted more than two hours. There
was great excitement and much diversity of
opinion. At first the proposal was flatly re
fused, but the fact that there were women in
the house was a strone point in favor of
mercy to the inmates. The thought of shoot
ing with cannon into a house harborine
women was so repugnant that it overcame tho
almost wild longing for the blood of the men
outlaws, so tliat at last tne term6 or bims were
accepted. The outlaws laid down their arms
and came out of the house.
The posse was astonished to see that in
stead of seven desperate outlaws there were
only two men and a boy, as follows: Bob
Sims, Thomas Savage, and young Savage, tho
nephew of Sims. Four women, Bob's wife
and three daughters came out also. The men
were at once ironed and placed in a wagon.
The women were placed in a second wagon
and under guard. At 5 o'clock the procession
started to Butler, the county seat of Choctaw
County. Sheriff Gavin commanded silence,
fearing that should any words be said his men
might become angry and kill their prisoners.
HANGED BY A MOB.
Later. "While the posse in charge of the
Sims party were en route to Butler last night,
a mob of Choctaw men overpowered the
posse, and hanged the three men, Bob Sims,
Tom Savage and young Savage. It is re
ported that another of the Savage boys was
hanged at the same time. This Is in addition
to John Savage, who was hanged Christmas
AMEKICAN OPERA. SINGERS.
Rapidly Becoming the Finest in the
London, Dec. 26. Mmo. de la Grange, of
Paris, the well-known professor of singing,
in an interview, said: "American opera sing
ers are rapidly becoming the first of the world.
France is producing no great prima donnas.
We are relying on foreigners to interpret our
be6t operas. It seems strange that France,
which has given to the world 60 many superb
singers, should now fall to produce'n single
one. Perhaps wo may here perceive a sign
of the much-talked-of decline of the French
race. At any rate, America seems free from
this falling,for that country is now producing
tho purest voices, which are fast becoming
the most prized on our lyric stage. I know
singers in tho American colony in Paris whose
voices would assure their possessors certain
success at opera. But their families object to
their entering upon a professional life."
Madame Adiny, the American prima donna,
who has been one of the principal singers at
the Paris opera for the past five or six years,
will probably sever her connection with that
institution this winter. In June she will como
to London for tho Covent Garden season, and
there Is talk of her making an American tour.
Sir. Mill's Classical Studies.
Hon. Roger Q. Mills, in his Beclusiou since
tho election of Mr. Crisp as Speaker of the
House, is supposed to have been turning his
attention to classical literature, dropping
free trade for tho present, ne was struck
the other day by tho following couplet from
'Ecco iterum CrispinuB! At est mlhl saepo
Ad partes; monstrura, nulla vlrtuto redera
tura." His version of this, in his rather free Texan
Again comes Charles F. Crisp, and yet nguln
And oft shall ho bo eummoned to sustain
Ills part; tho monster of the New York Times,
Without ono virtue to redeem his crimes.
After this terrible picture by tho Roman
poet, Is it any wonder that Mr, "Mills spurns
Mr. Crop's offer to put him on the lower row
of the Committee of Ways and Means?
United States Benevolent Society.
A large and spirited meeting of Thomas
Guard Council No. 52, U. S. B. F., was held
in Mount Vernon Hall la6t night. Tho fol
lowing officers were elected for tho ensuing
year: A. J. Alden, president; n. W. Gray,
vice-president; A. J, Eatou, counsellor; L. II.
Patterson, secretary; E. S. Wiler, financial
secretary; J. L. Rea, treasurer; F. M, Prltch
ard, guide; Henry Weber, chaplain; J. A. Arn
old, warden; W. F. Flint, sentry; trustees, A,
J. Eaton, Ji. W. Gray, and Henry Weber. Tho
reports of tho officers show tho council to bo
in a highly prosperous condition.
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"The Washington Club nook."
A neat little volume bearing tho above title
has been issued by Mr. Alexander MacMahon.
It gives the officers aud roll of members of
all tho clubs of any prominence in the city
and will be found useful in many ways.
A story that will arouse tho enthusiasm of
ndventurc-loving youths Is "Syd Bolton, or tho
Boy Who Would Not Go to Sea," by G. Man
vlllo Fenn, which is published in handsome
stylo by D. Appleton ite Co., Now York. Tho
hero, a 6cion of a sea-faring family, had no
relish for tho sea at first but yielded at last to
his father's wishes and entered tho English
navy. Here his adventures begin and pllo
thick and fast on one another throughout the
pages of tho story. Tho book Is well written
and there Is hprdly a dull lino in it. No boy
of spirit who takes it up will willingly lay It
down again until ho reaches tho end. "Syd
Belton" is illustrated by Gordou Browne, and
for sale at Brcntauo's.
Two biographies of Jane Austin havo ap
peared of late. In bringing out a third Mr.
Oscar Fay Adams, In the preface to his work,
"The Story of Jauo Austin's Life," says:
"Jane Austin, tho novelist, is too well known
to the literary world to need much more said
concerning her; while Jauo Austin tho wo
man is, I am compelled to believe, still n
stranger to most of those who read her books.
To place her before tho world as tho winsome,
delightful woman that sho really was," is
therefore, the pleasant task which Mr. Adams
sets himself. That he has succeeded well is
made evident oven by a hasty examination of
his work, published in a neat volume by C. A.
McClurg & Co., Chicago. Mr. Adams is a
graceful and picturesque writer, and he brings
before tho reader in this book Miss Austin, tho
woman, as she has uever been known to
the world before. The volume is sent by
"The Crystal Hunters, A Boy's Adventures
in tho Higher Alps," is another of G. Man
ville Fenn's capital stories of adventure, for
young people, which few old people who have
not grown very stiff and grumpy can talk of
without being beguiled into reading. There
is the bracing atmosphere of the mountains
in tho book nnd the story moves with a rapid
ity and spirit that permits no loss of interest.
The story is well printed and illustrated by D.
Appleton & Co.. tho publishers, and Bren
tano has it on sale.
Sir Philip Sidney" is tho title of tho latest
issue in the Putnam's admirable series of
biographies called "The Heroes of the
Nations." The present volume, put up in tho
neatest typographical style, bound in brown
cloth and illustrated, is from the pen of Mr.
H. R. Fox Bourne. Tho author takes up
Sidney as tho type of English chivalry in the
Elizabethan age, but it cannot be said that his
delineation of the knight's character is either
luminous or interesting, nor does he succeed
In his attempt to restore for us the atmosphere
of the age which developed Sidney. The first
chapters of tho work contain little about tho
hero and there Is nothing In the author's stylo
to make up for the want of Interest in tho
incidents. Nevertheless, Mr. Bourne's book
is plainly the result of much patient research
into the musty records of the "spacious times
of great Elizabeth," and merits a place among
respectable historical works. The work is for
sale at Morrison's and Brentano's.
'Tho Arena" for January.
In tho January .Arena Hamlin Garland's
much-talked-of novel of tho modern West
opens brilliantly. Tho publishers of The Arena
claim that this will bo "the great American
novel." This issue also contains strong papers
by Alfred Russel Wallace on "Human Prog
ress: Past and Future;" Professor A. N. Jan
naris, Ph. D., of tho University of Greece,
Athens, ou "Mohammedan Marrlagoand Life;"
Henry Wood, on "Tho Universality of Law:"
ex-Governor Lionel A. Sheldon, on "Louisiana
and the Levees;" D. G. Watts, on "Walt Whit
man;" Charles Schroder, on "What is Buddh
ism?" nnd several other able papers. The Arena
fully maintains its brilliant reputation, and
should be In the homes of all thoughtful
An Italian Count's Misfortune.
Frisky Pedro, one of the Italian Counts
that now shove barrel organs around the city,
met with" a serious accident last night while
grinding out his melodious airs to tho deni
zens of Newspaper Row. Ho was playing
"Maggie Murphy's Home," and ono of the
domestics of thoEhbltt House threw him a
penny. So surprised was ho to get tho
meney, that In attempting to pick It up, ho
lost his balance and fell, striking his head on
the pavement cutting It badly, no was ear
to the Emergency Hospital, where Dr. Atkin
son dressed his wound. Tho monkey was not
much distressed over his companion's mis
fortune. American Woman In Italy.
Mrs. Mary Frost Ormsby, delegate to tho
Peace Congress from America, represents not
only tho "Universal Peace Society," of
America, but is also a vice president of tho
Woman's "National Press Associations," of
tho United States. It wa6 a member of thts
latter society, Mrs. II, N. Ralston, of Wash
ington, D. C, who wrote such a thrilling
Italian poem, entitled, "The Battle of Savoy,"
as to cause King Humbert to sond her a let
ter though Baron Fava acknowledging His
Majesty's appreciation of tho 6ame. Tho
women of America aro indeed tho friends of
Ex-Mayor William R. Grace, of New York,
Is ut the Arlington.
Rlcardo 8. Trumbull, of Chill, who was con
cerned in tho Itata affair, is at tho Arlington.
Mr. Eugene F. Stephen, of Chicago, is at
home for tho holidays at 709 Twelfth street
Farmers' Insurance Oo. Blacklisted.
Chicago, Dec. 20. The Indiana Farmers'
Insurance Company, of Ellwood, has been
blacklisted by the auditor, ho having dis
covered that there was no such company In
corporated under the laws of Indiana.
lUmlnesB Failure in Richmond,
Richmond, Ya., Dec. 20. A. Ganns & Co.,
dry goods dealers, assigned to-day. Assets
about $20,000; liabilities somewhat in excess of
President Harrison has received much de
served praiso for nominating two Democratic
lawyors among tho new circuit judges, of
whom he has nominated six so far. Tho two
Democrats will servo in tho first nnd third
circuits, whero tho Supremo Circuit Justice,
who will preside over tho now court, and tho
present circuit judge aro Republicans. Tho
idea appears to bo to havo theso new couits
stand two Ropublicaus to ono Democrat, thus
making them ns nearly non-partisan as tho
exigencies of politics will permit. Thus in
certain other circuits whoro tho presiding Su
premo Court Justice or tho present circuit
judgo is a Democrat tho new circuit judgo is
or will bo a Republican. It is observed, how
ever, that lu the seventh circuit, presided over
by Justlco Harlan, and of which Mr. Greshaui
is tho judge, both of whom aro Republicans,
tho President appointed Judgo Woods, of the
Indiana district. He Is nn undoubted Repub
lican on or off tho Bench. This apparent
variation from tho general rulo which tho
President seems to.havo sot up for his guidance
in the formatiou of theso now courts may ap
pear strange hero iu tho East, but it is not at,
all straugo to tho Republicans of Indiana, who
know how tho Harrison men regard Judgo
Gresham. Thoy look ou him as very doubtful,
politically; a sort of David Davis Republican,
in fact. When Senator Morton died In 1877,
his lieutenants, who had control of the ma
chine, looked about for a leader, they wanted
one who should be available Presidential tim
ber. Mr. Julian, who had contested
with Morton for the leadership for a
number of years, had gono off after Greeley
In 1S72, and supported Tildon in 1870, thus
abandoning at the same time his contest with
Morton and tho Republican party. Gresham
was on tho Bench and popular in a part of
the State, but the old Morton men even then
looked at him askance politically. General
Harrison had been defeated for Governor In
1870 af tera vigorous campaign, andhohadnever
been very friendly with Morton. Yet tho sit
uation was such that he became tho leader
and nearly the whole of the old Morton crowd
began pushing him to tho front. Tho nimo
Harrison was a potent one in Indiana, and had
been 6ince tho days of Tippecanoe. In 18S0
Judge Gresham favored Guneral Grant's nom
ination, and when Garfield was nominated was
accused of being lukewarm In tho cause. In
deed tho zealous party men charged him with
throwing every obstacle in tho way of success
he could, and his position as district judge
gave him a good deal of power in that direc
tion. General Dudley was then United States
Marshal of Indiana and was using his office
for all it was worth to insure a Republican
victory. Judge Gresham hampered him as
much as possible, a course General Dudley re
sented, and tho relations between the two be
came so strained that when Garfield was in
augurated Dudley gladly quit the Marshal
ship to come here as Commissioner of Pen
Again, President Harrison has never for
given Gresham for his appointment as Post
master General in Arthui's Cabinet without
any consultation with him, ho being then a
Republican Senator from Indiana. All theso
things being duly considered, I do not won
der that the President is determined to make
assurance doubly sure that the seventh
judicial circuit shall be reliably Repub
lican. He fears a tendency in Judgo Gresnam
to "rise above his party," which, being inter
preted, means favoring the other party or to
"kick," as his own party would say. With
Harlan and Woods on the Bench, the circuit
would ho safe in any political case that might
como before the new court, let Gresham rise
never so high abovejbis party.
'.i y. .-
Smith D. Fry says that ho and tho lato
Senator Plumb used to sot type together, but
that was before, they became national char
acters. For one, I think the colore"d citizens havo a
genuine grievance in tho case of tho killing of
Charles Lomax by Policeman Mellen. As to
the killing I know nothing but what has been
published In tho papers. It may have been
justifiable or may not havo been. In either
event a proper investigation should havo been
made, and this has not been done. Again, It,
was a grave mistake ou the part of tho Lieu
tenant to send Mollen out on.his beat again,
no 6hould have been detained at tho station
pending the Investigation. Believing those
things, I must condemn tho indiguatlon
meeting hold la6t Monday night. Tho feel
ing manifested there was bitter and tho
speeches rash. Each able orator oppeared to
try to outdo tho other In violence of speech,
and tho report of tho meeting reads altogether
too much like the report of a meeting of Chi
cago anarchists. Such treatment of tho affair
can do no good, but on tho contrary will only
harm those indulging In such rabid utterances
and those for whom they aro supposed to
speak. The police force of this city Is in tho
main a good ono, and its Chief, Major Moore,
is thoroughly competent as an officer, and
just and humane as a man. No good can
como of abuse of him, such as ono of tho
speakers heaped upon him. Our colored citi-
zons must learn self-control In speech and
self-respect In manner and practice courtesy to
ward others If they expect to havo tho respect
and confidence of the rest of the community, It
is a simple fact, unfortunate though it be, that
tho conduct of too many colored peoplo In
public Is anything but courteous and solf
respectf ul, and Is exasperating in the extreme.
Tho deadly cigarette spares neither young
nor old, rich nor poor, John R. Richardson, n
Southern millionaire, died tho other day from
cigarette poisoning. But nobody will quit
6inoking 'em ou that accouut.
A queer story comes to mo from Chicago
anent tho 5,000,000 tho World's Fair peoplo
will ask of Congress. It Is to the effect that
the money is to be asked for expressly to bo
refused. Thcro has been a contention for
mastery between tho national board of com
missioners nnd tho local board of manngcrs
from tho start. It has grown very warm.
When Congress has refused to appropriate
tho $5,000,000 which will bo nBked, the local
board will say to tho national board, in tho
expressive slang of tho moment: "You aro
not in it." Tho national hoard, which Is now
running tho Exposition, will bo told to taken
back seat, tho local board will raise tho
money and claim that the Exposition is not a
national but n local affair, and, having tho
money, thoy will take charge of it and run it.
The national board, it is expected, will only bo
nblo to secure somo $10,000 or $30,000, just
enough to keep tholr offices open and make a
showing without being able to exerciso any
real control over matters. It is, as I said, a
queer story, but my information is direct and
I do not doubt its correctness. There isn't
tho slightest doubt but Congress will refuse
to mako any considcrablo appropriation, and
tho shrewd politicians on the local board
must havo Known It all along. This is what
makes tho story seem probablo to me, aside
from tho fact that my information is from the
O i! it
Every ouco in a while I seo an advertise
ment that is funny without there being tho
slightest intention to be funny on the pnrt of
tho advertiser. He's au individual who Is al
ways lu earnest. I noticed a couple of these
unconscious humorous efforts recently. One
contained this injunction: "Hold your
trousers up with Blank's suspenders. If your
furnisher doesn't keep them send for a circu
lar at Dashville, -Mass." What are we to hold
our trousers up with while walling to hear
from Dashville? Another advertises "outer
garments." What aro inner garments?
VERY CONFLICTING STORIES.
Somo Eyo-Witnossos Think That Oillcor
Iilehtfoot Showed Great Forbearance.
On Christmas Day a crowd of young men
congregated on Fourth street, between M and
N streets, where Ridge street comes in, and
made things verj lively. Their disorder col
lected a crowd and officer John Lightfoot, who
was off duty, but on the way to tho station,
placed two of tho sang named Clifton Steward
and John Lavender under arrest. They were
fighting. The men were intoxicated and re
sisted, and the officer was struck in the face
bv Steward, cutting his mouth and loosening
his teeth. The men tussled so hard that, the
officer was forced to release Lavender In order
to keep Steward under restraint, and in doing
so struck him once in the head and while on
the ground held him by the neck until aid
came. Tho affair between the officer and the
prisoners increased the crowd andamongthem
there were mam who thought the officer had
used undue force. Last night a card appeared
in the Star signed by Mr. E. T. Davis, of 430
New York avenue, In which ho stated the
officer was guilty of disgraceful brutality, and
named as witnesses his wife, Messrs. John M.
and James D. Boyd, of 1225 Fifth street, Mr.
M. A. Leese and others. Tho 6icner of the'
card, Mr.E. T. Davis, was not homelast night,
being out to a social gathering, nor were the
Messrs. Boyd, but Mrs. Boyd stated she
thought the conduct of Officer Lightfoot was
reprehensible and should be punished, as the
boys did nothing to justify the action. Mr.
Leese states that he didn't see the officer strike
the prisoner or tho prisoner strike the officer.
He thought more force than necessary was
In tho neighborhood whero the affair took
place a different story is told. Tho opinion
of the residents thereabouts is that the police
man showed more forbearance than was neces
sary. Mr. O. H. Jackson, who is manager of
the grocery business at Rldgo and Fourth
streets, saw the disturbance, and says If he had
been iu the officer's place ho would have done
twicft as much. He saw Steward strike tho
officer in the mouth, drawing blood, the officer
then having hold of both Steward and Lav-
enuer, uotn oi whom were clawing and resist
ing. Mr. John Kane, who lives at 1231 Fifth
street, 6ays Officer Lightfoot deserves censure
for not thrashing the life almost out of tho
men; that ho showed wonderful nerve In not
retaliating, and that tho whole trouble was
caused by Mr. John M. Boyd, who was trying
to Induce the men to interfere with tho officer.
vno, rather than tho prisoners, said Mr. Kane,
was the cause of moro trouble than would
havo ordinarily come out of so small an
affair. This statement was corroborated by
Mr. W. II. Miller, while a colored man in tho
grocery store also said the officer was too
easy with tho men.
Officer Llchtfoot is home on sick leave and
when seen in relation to tho affair 6ald tho
card In tho Star was tho first news of any
thing out of the ordinary inthe case, as th&
prisoner forfeited his collateral lnthe Police
Court, prima faclao evidence of guilt. "Tho
prisoner Steward struck mo twice," the officer
said, "hut I didn't mind tho blows until tho
ouo in tho mouth, which drew blood. My arm
was badly wrenched and 1 had to release
Lavender. I struck Stoward In tho head, and
did it to subduo him and keep him quiet. I
useu only tho force necessary and am willing
to stand trial. The man Boyd who caused all
theafterclap,Ihaven warrautfor him charging
him with disorderly conduct aud incitinc
Sergeant Kauchor says he saw tho meleo
from tho station aud hurried to tho officer's
ONLiY A BRASS WATCH.
Hut Its I-oes (Jot Two Men and u Uoy Into
Trouhle. On tho evening of December 9 James Egers
had stolen from his room an old family heir
loom in the shape of a brass watch. Mr.
Egers placed the matter In tho hands of the
police, and the case was assigned to Precinct
Detective Weedon. Yesterday a small boy
appeared at Fulton's pawn shop and offered
to sell a watch which was 6llver plated, and
on examining it the pawnbroker found It to
bo the missing watch of Mr. Egers. Detective
Weedon arrested tho bov, who said hi6 namo
was William Price, and "admitted stealing it
from his father, James Price. His father was
seen, nnd ho proved that ho had purchased it
from James Willis, a garbage collector. Willis
was arrested and locked up iu tho First Pre
cinct to await a hearing.
. . ,
An Editor Fined for Coutompl.
Camden, N, J., Dec. 20. A Holt, pub
lisher of the Echo (religious journal issued
in this city), was to-day fined $1,000 for con
tempt in publishing a statement relloctlng
on tho court. Ho was committed to prison
until further orders of tho court are made.