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THE 'PITTSBURG DISPATCH. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 25. 1892.
For Poyerty-PMied Germans
Too Poor to Buy Gifts
for the Children,
DULL HOLIDAY TBAITIC.
Emperor. William's Mother is Devot
ing Her Time to the Poor.
PRESENTS FOE HOSPITAL FOLK.
Precautions Taken Against the Cholera
f ipected to Eetnrn,
CAPKITI IS FITTING A TRUMP CAED
Berlin, Dec: 24. The stagnation in
business here and the wet and sloppy
weather have tended to mate the week
preceding Christmas, usually characterized
br bustle in business afiairs, about tbe dull
est vrithiu the memory of the oldest resi
dent To-day was the brightest day of the
week and there was a slight frost. The
sunshine and bracing atmosphere brought
out crowds of sightseers, who thronged the
streets, gazint: at the displays in the shop
windows, but buying little.
According to the shopkeepers their holi
dav sales were never before so smalL The
curse of hard times prevails everywhere.
The wealthier class appear to be affected by
the depression, and, where heretofore they
have spent money freely in Christmas gifts,
they ibis year have made ODly limited pur
chases. People of the middle classes, who
are usually the best of customers during
this generally festive period, have bought
only cheap trifles, and the workingmen
with little or no money are obliged to limit
their indulgence in Christmas fare.
The Tradespeople Complain Bitterly.
It is often suspected that the complaints
oi shopkeepers about the bad condition of
trade are not genuine, but this year such
complxiuts are known to be sadly true.
The outlook for improvement in any branch
of trade is exceedingly gloomy. Commer
cial and financial circles alike take a pessi
mistic view of the situation, and croakers,
who at one time would have received scant
attention, are now listened to as oracles.
Operators on the Bourse have lost their
usual daring, and now enter into specula
tions with a timidity foreign to their na
tures. Bourse transactions are overshad
owed bv fears of apolitical ocnvulsion in
France and disturbed by the condition of
home afiairs arising in the army. The
prnjecis lor taxation, especially the one re
ranting hanking and stock transactions,
lorm anotuer element of suspense. Finan
ciers hold the eflect of these projects will be
ruinous, while others form a milder esti
mate of the result. Nobody, however, cal
culates that the projects will have an influ
ence to prevent improvement in the busi
The Socialists Making Capital.
The Socialist papers seize upon the occa
sion to comment upon the misery among
the workinc classes. The J'orwairrtJ pub
lishes a Christinas article, in which empha
sis is laid on the f rightful sufferings of the
poor throughout Germany. The paper says
that while there is plentr of carefully
nourished game in tbe forests and in the
domains of the aristocrats, workingmen are
allowed to die of hunger. Though the arti
cle is written in the customary style of So-'
p:alist exaggeration it has a large basis of
fact. While charity is abundant,, it is badly
organized and relief doea.not reach tbjfemass.
of sufierere. -"
Prominent among those who are working
to alleviate the misery of the poor, is the
mother of Emperor William. Every day
throughout the week she has been engaged
in some work of kindness. Yesterday she
spent several hours at the Friedrichsam
Hospital. She presided at the distribu
tion ol Christmas presents, ot which she
was a large contributor. In the children's
ward she went to every cot aud gave to
eich occupant some plaything and a red
ridinghood cloak, most of which were sent
through the legation to the children by
American ladies here.
To-day tlie splendid array of Christmas
trees have been lighted at the palace, at
Potsdam, but the young prince will not be
allowed to toucti the ornaments or dainties,
all ol which will be sent to cheer the chil
dren in the different hospitals.
Reappearance of the Cholera Scare.
The reappearance of cholera at Ham
burg has caused the authorities to order a
renewal of the precautions heretofore taken
to check the spread of the disease. The
Emperor has directed that regular daily re
ports regarding the disease be sent to him.
The recent mild weather and the extraordi
nary low water in the Elbe are claimed to
have assisted in the present outbreak. The
sninion is held by German hygienic experts
on the subject of cholera that there will be
another outbreak of the disease in the
Nes from St. Petersburg states that the
Russian Government has summoned a con
gress of 300 doctors, of whom 156 are from
cholcra-imecied districts. The congress
will sit lor eight days aud will prepare a
report on the measures to be adopted to
meet tlie expected reoccurrence of the epi
demic. The Freisinnige papers continue to be
honorably distinguished by tbeir efforts to
restrain the Judenhitze. Besides Krupp's
ofler in 1868 to supply Napoleon with can
non it has been discovered that Scheriug's
chemical factory in Berlin supplied the
French Government in 18S6 with large
quantities of picric acid which was used in
the manufacture ot melinite.
Fiery Talk or the Antl-Semltlcs.
Herr Holz, a member of the Reichstag
and director of the works, told Prince Bis
marck that France was ordering picric acid,
fv hereupon the Prince said: "Go on and
take all the money yon possibly can out of
Despite this knowledge, however, the
Conservative and Catholic papers do not
cease inciting the people against Hebrews,
basing their articles almost entirely upon
the lact that Herr Loewe, who happens to
be a Hebrew,admits that lie offered through
General Boulanger to supply France'with
the plant necessary to manufacture Lebel
rifles. The IlcicktboU, in one ot its articles
in favor of Hebrew baiting, congratulates
the nation upon the awakening sentiment
that Germany is for Germans, adding that
the country will never again close its eyes
to the danger of Hebrew influence.
The Staaliburgcr Zcilung, recalling the
saving of the King of Prussia in regard to
Meyerbeer's opera, "The Huguenots,"
where "Catholics and Protestants cut each
other's throats while a Hebrew supplies
the music," adds that a war is near in
which the people of Europe will massacre
each other, the Hebrews supplying the
arms. This stuff helps to keep popular
Tlie Chancellor's Tramp Card.
Chancellor von Caprivi's organs reiterate
that the army bill must be passed intact or
the Reichstag will be dissolved. This
menace is the strongest weapon of the Gov
ernment. Many members of the Keichstag
are quaking at the prospect of a general
election, through which the Socialists and
members of the Freisinnige party alone are
likely to benefit. Herr Kicuter and other
leaders of the Freisinnige party will devote
the Parliamentary recess to celebrating
their anticipated triumph over the bill.
The YonamU, the Socialist organ, warns
them that their jubilation is somewhat
premature. Three of the Parliamentary
groups composing tho old Cartel party are
again visibly approaching one another, and
the official expectation of the ultimate ad
hesion of the Conservative Centerists ana
National Liberals seems likely to be
Members of the Government circles at
tach little importance to the rumors of the
formation of a new party to be composed of
adherents of Prince Bismarck. This Cologne
Gazette has published a fanciful sketch of
the party, naming its founders and giving
the details of its possible programme. The
whole matter is in a nebulons state. The
strongest political factors operate against
the reported regrouping of the parties.
Further experiments made by the Imper
ial Health Office have led to the conclusion
that pork. and hams that are thoroughly
salted or smoked are safe against trichina
Hence the measures to reinspect Amrican
pork will be applied with less severity,
AMTJEDEKEB SCOSES HIS JUBT.
He Says ThyHave Widowed a Good Wife
and Orphaned Two Children.
London, Dec. 24. Andrew George Mc
Kae was found guilty at the Northampton
Assizes this evening .of the murder ol
Annie Pritchard. The trial' has been going
on since Monday. There was a dramatic
scene in the court -when the verdict was
announced. The prisoner, in reply to the
Judge's usual questions, asking why the
sentence of death shonld not be pronounced,
Whatever sentence Tour Lordship passes
will h.ive no terror for me. 1 could say
many things In regard to the evidence pro
duced Here, but It Is useless. Tne witness'
statements about conversations had with
me are a mass or abominable lies. Ton, gen
tlemen or tlie Jury, tills day each become
what you make me a murderer. Tou have
widoweJ a good wlfeuoon thi Christmas
eve, and have orphaned two children. As
long at yon live your conscience will acense
you. Sow, Tour Lordship, pronounce my
doom In as few words as possible.
While the prisoner was speaking his
brother, who had previously betn ejected
from the court lor interrupting the Judge,
attempted Jo enter and was azain ejected.
A crowd outside cheered upon hearing the
QUITE A BOOM 70S LAWYERS.
The First Test of the Slander-or-Women
Act Sustains tho Law.
London. Dec. 24. Last year Parliament
passed what is known as the "slander-of-women"
act, and the first case thereunder
was tried this week. Heretofore it has
been impossible for a woman accused of
immorality to secure legal redress against
hertraducer unless she was able to prove
what lawyers call "express damage."
Clergymen "were the only class in the com
munitv against whom such language was
actionable. The new law gives women the
same protection as clergymen.
A butcher of Wolverhampton made free
with the reputation ot a married woman or
his town, and she sued him. A sympathiz
ing iurv this week awarded her 50 dam
ages. With this precedent it may fairly be.
expected that the unemployed in the legal
profession may soon find their briefless con
MISERY IN RUSSIA.
Famine Sufferers Obliged to Barn Their
Own Hoofs to Keep Warm.
St. Peteesbukg, Dee. 24. Count Bob
rinsky, Marshal of the Court, has issued an
appeal for aid for the famine sufferers In the
province ot Tola. There are said 'to be
173,000 persons in the province dependent
upon outside assistance. The Govern
ment relief is not sufficient to prevent the
ruin of the inhabitants.
The crops are an utter failure and the
condition of the larmers is even worse than
in 189L The peasants use the roots of their
huts for fuel on account of the dearth of
straw, coal and wood. Typhus fever is
raging to an alarming extent among the
people. The fever-sufferers lie huddled to
gether Ip their rootless huts, without at
tendance and without bread.
. An African .Enterprise Flashes Oat,
'-Bkugsbls. Dec 24.' The fund for the
'expedition to take Tanganyikl to help
Jacques Jouberts and other anti-slavery
stations, in view of expected troubles, has
reached only 55,000, although King Leo
pold headed the list with 52,000. The sum
of 540,000 was asked for immediate use, and
530,000 was desired later. It is unlikely
that the amount required will be sub
scribed. Italy at the World's Fair.
Bosie, Dec. 24. The Italian Govern
ment has appointed Deputy Ungare as
Chief Commissioner to the World's Fair.
The ironclad Umberto will sail to New
York in July to take part in the naval
demonstration. Commandant Bettolo will
be charged to personally deliver to the
President of the United States an auto
graph letter from King Humbert.
Herr Krnpp Wants to Explain.
Berlin, Dec. 24. Herr Krnpp has ar
rived at Berlin and petitioned for an audi
ence with the Emperor in order to explain
to His Majesty the offer made by Krnpp in
1S6S to supply the late Louis 'Napoleon.
Emperor of the French, with guns of his
Government Clerks on Strike.
Berlin, Dec. 24. The clerks employed
in the Internal Bevenue Department in
Berlin have gone on strike against a re
duction ot wages to 60 cents a day.
WORKING FOB Q00D BOADS.
Tlie National League Letting; No Grass
Grow Under Its Feet.
Netv York, Dec 24. Special The
National League for Good Boads, which
was organized abont two weeks ago, has
established temporary headquarters at 45
Broadway, and has commenced the liveliest
kind of campaign throughout the country.
In this time local leagues have been formed
in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Mary
land, Virginia, Arizona, New York, New
Jersey and the District ot Columbia. State
conventions will beheld in Maryland, Iowa,
Missouri, Illinois, Virginia and Minnesota
next month, and the Governors of 25 States
have already been interested in the move
ment to the extent of becoming vice presi
dents lor the league. On January 17 the
General Board of Governors of States and
State directors will meet at Washington to
consider means of advancing tbe work of
The object of the league is to awaken
general interest in the improvement of
public roads, and to determine the best
methods of bnilding and maintaining them,
and to secure the necessary legislation for
their establishment. It is also proposed to
aid in providing a road exhibit and free in
struction in road making at the Chicago
100 COLD TO KEEP CLEAH.
New Tork's Street Force Refuse, to Slake
Their Dally Trip.
Ne-w York, Dec. 24. The Street Clean
ing Department was at a standstill to
day, so far as final disposition of sweep
ings from the streets is concerned. The
Italian laborers who man the scows that
carry the refuse out to sea refused to go
out this morning on account of the cold
and high wind, and no attempt was made
to send out any tugs or scows.
Commissioner Brennen said he couldn't
blame the men, because the weather was
entirely too cold to attempt a trip out to
A DBAYMAH CREMATED.
He Had Boon Laying In a Stock of liquor
for a Christmas Booze.
Bradford. Dec. 24. r neciaLI John
Oauise. a dravman. was bnrned to death at
Mt Jewett late last night The barn in
which the man, ' ho-s? )1 tr gVgt
lived was' discovered to be on fire, but too
late to give assistance to the imprisoned
drayman. Within the fiery prison the horse
could be heard kicking ana the dogs bark
ing, but not a sound was heard from
When the fire died away it was found
that the man and animals had been bnrned
to a crisp. Oquise had a few days ago laid
in a stock to celebrate Christmas. The Cor
oner examined a number of witnesses to-day
and decided that an inquest was unnecessary.
CARTER BOBS UP AGAIN.
He Callg a Meeting or the National Com
mittee for Next Month Secrecy as to
the Exact Date Fessenden Surprised
That the Public Knew ol It
New York, Dec. 24. Special Chair
man Thomas Henry Carter, of the Republi
can National Committee, has notified the
members of the Executive Committee that
a meeting will be held here in New York in
January. The notices to this effect were
received to-day. They were sent from
Helena, Mont, the present abiding spot of
Mr. Carter. Those who received the notices
declined to say when the meeting was to
Hon. Sam Fessenden, of Connecticut, was
at the Hoffman House. He declined to
speak of the meeting. He was surprised to
learn that Mr. Carter's notices had leaked
out W. J. Campbell, of Chicago, has been
in town within the last few days. All that
he wonld say was that he had" expected to
hear from Mr. Carter. It was ascertained
that Mr. Carter and his brethren are to
meet for the purpose of co-operating with
the Senate Republican Committee, which is
interested in maintaining a Republican ma
jority in the United States Senate. For a
week or more alter election day most of the
Republican committee, together with
a number Of Republican United
States Senators, gave out that
they wanted the Democrats to have the
Senate, that they wonld not lift their
hands to have it Otherwise they talked in
18 different dialects of the happiness they
would experience in watching the Demo
crats have everything their own way. In
deed, this was tbeir one consolation, it ap
peared, after their crushing defeat Mean
time, the machinery wa3 put in operation
by which the Democrats swore, not to be
undermined in the Legislatures of Wyom
ing, Montana, Kansas and California,
The Republicans have now thrown off the
mask. They are determined to have the
United States Senate if work and influence
will secure it Even Republican National
Committeemen who deep in their hearts
were lukewarm over the success of Presi
dent Harrison, do not propose to have their
party lose everything. As one Republican
put it to-day, "President Harrison is one
thing and the Republican party another."
Meantime the Democrats beaded by Senator
Gorman, Mr. Whitney, Senator Brlce and
Senator Carlisle are watching the move
ments ot their opponents and are prepared
for all emergencies, and shonld tne fight
reach the United States -Senate a prolonged
contest is promised.
THE FIGHTING HATFIELDS.
They Think It a Disgrace to Die Naturally
New York, Dec. 24. Special Daniel
D. Hatfield to-day denied the report that he
is dead. He is between 50 and 60 years old
and says that it is regarded as a disgrace in
the Hatfield family to die a natural death
under 95. This Hatfield family is the New
Jersey branch and the West Virginia Hat
fields are descendants of Mathias Heath
field, who came over from York
shire in 1660. Both branches are
fighters in the law courts,
it nowhere else. The Hatfield, whose death
gave rise to the report that Fighting Dan
Hatfield, of Rabway, was no more, was also
named Daniel, and died at his home near
Fanwood, at the age of 93. He was not
feeling well, and fell down stairs, thus up
holding the family tradition that one Hat
field must die a violent death before 1897.
"He was good for ten years, it this hadn't
happened," said the surviving Daniel. He
lived in the old farmhouse years before the
Rebellion. His widow is a hale woman of
96, and he has three grown children, but no
grandchildren. In tact there were onlv a.
tew of tbe New Jersey Hatfields left,
scarcely more than there are ot the West
Virginia Hatfields. Fighting Dan said to
day that 25 or 30 years wonld see the last
MARSHALL WEIGHT UNOPPOSED
For Another Term as State Chairman of the
Philadelphia, Dec. 24. Special
The Democratic State Central Committee
will hold its annual meeting in Harrisburg
Wednesday afternoon, January 18, for the
election of officers and lor the transaction of
such other business as may be brought be
fore it It is generally expected that J.
Marshall Wright will be re-elected as chair
man. He is favored by the State adminis
tration leaders, and thus far there is no op
position whatever to him. Under the rnles of
tbe Democratic party the division chairman
ot the State will be elected on Monday,
January 9. Under Rule 9, it is necessary
that the election shall be held on the day
mentioned. It is understood that many of
the present division chairmen will be re
elected, although there may be contests in
some of the districts.
It seems quite probsble that State Sena
tor George Ross will receive the support of
the Democratic members of the Legislature
as the Democratic candidate for United
States Senator, and that Representative
Walter Z. Bitter, of Lycoming county, will
be the Democratic candidate tor Speaker of
the House of Representatives. During the
last session of the Legislature, Representa
tive Ritter was chairman of the Democratic
WHITE ISDIABB' BIGHTS.
An Important Decision Affecting Land Al
lotment Cases In Oklahoma.
El Reno, O. X, Dec. 24. In the case of
Morrisson vs. Wilson, in the United States
Court here, Judge Burford held that a male
child born to a white citizen of tbe United
States, who had married member of the
Arapahoe tribe, might still be a member
of that tribe of Indians and entitled to an
allotment under the treaty as a member of
tbe tribe; that the laws of descent in Okla
homa applied to Indians, and that the ad
ministrator of an Indian descendant was
entitled to tbejiossession of the lands so al
lotted. The decision was rendered in an eject
ment suit involving 160 acres of land adjoin
ing El Beno of great value and is of great
importance, as similar questions are pend
ing in all the courts of the West where al
lotments have recently been made. The de
cision is contrary to a "decision in the North
west under a similar treaty with the Sioux.
DEMOCRATS GET A BACKSET.
In the Montana Contest a Point Is Gained
by the Republicans.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 24. The Demo
crats got a black, eye in the contested elec
tion case, yesterday. John Henry, registry
agent and one of the agents at Box Elder
precinct at the recent election, was put on
the stand and the check lists, official regis
ter and the poll-books showed the names of
16 illegal voters, five of whom came from
Havre and voted at Box Elder. He knew
every one of the alleged illegal voters per
sonally' had known them since 1879.
Tbe decision in the case, was reached th'is
morning. The court to-day issued a writ to
compel tne canvassers of Choteau county
to meet and canvass the votes ot tbe Box
Elder precinct This is a victory for the
Republicans, as with this precinct counted
it electa aHepnblican and gives them the
CLEVELAND AND CRISP
To Come Together in a Friendly
Way, and Talk Oyer Matters.
PARTI AND NATIONAL IMPORT.
The Advisability of an Fxtra Session Is to
CRISP'S RE-ELECTION A SURE THING.
mtOM A STAFF COBBESFOXPKCT.l
Washington, De(24. The general in
ference here is that the purpose of the pro
posed conference between Cleveland and
Crisp is to heal the differences supposed to
hold the two somewhat aloof from each
other, that Mr. Cleveland may no longer
stand in the way of the Speaker's am
bition to succeed himself. The correspond
ent of The Dispatch is informed by the
best of authority that this is not at all the
object of the visit So far as his re-election
to the Speakership is concerned, not only
Mr. Crisp's friends but his opponents as
well know that Mr. Cleveland's support is
not necessary to the accomplishment of that
This authority asserts that the House of
Representatives would resent any interfer
ence from the Chief Executive, and there is
but one result possible, no matter wbat Mr.
Cleveland's wishes may be in regard to the
matter. No one else in the field has been
able to make the least headway in opposi
tion to Crisp. Most of the leaders of the
opposition to him one year ago are now
his warmest supporters. According to the
authority referred to, the contemplate!
meeting of the two gentlemen will bs
merely for the purpose of talking over the
situation, with a view to harmony of action
between Congress and the Executive.
Sir. Cleveland Not at All Obstinate.
Mr. Cleveland is not disposed to be
obstinate in dealing with the question ot an
extra session. His desire is to discover the
real sentiment of the representatives of the
people in Congress, elected at the same
time as himself, aud presumably knowing
the sentiments of the masses on the sub
jects at issue better than he. Mr. Cleve
land is said to be anxious to learn tbe prob
able policy of Congress on all of the ques
tions which will come to tbe front, that he
may keep in line with the law-making
power in his message, or shrewdly divert
that policy, if possible, to conform with his
It is a fact that many of the Democratic
leaders in Congress have had their ardor
cooled considerably since the craze of an
unexpected victory with an undesired can
didate has spent its frenzy, and they calmly
look the situation in the face. The caution
with which Cleveland has expressed him
self on the tariff question has led them to
suspect that there 'may be several ways of
dealing with the tariff other than to slaugh
ter the idea of protection outright Mr.
Crisp has also shown a desire to be cautious,
and it is probable that he and Mr. Cleve
land may very easily come together on that
Mr. Crisp Anxious to Be Re-FJected.
It is the opinion ot Mr. Crisp, however,
that whatever change is to be made should
be made as soon as possible, and the ques
tion of an extra session is therefore one
that in his mind should be promptly set
tled in the affirmative. Mr. Crisp believes
that the businessmen of the country should
know at the earliest moment wbat they are
to expect in the way of a revisiou of the
tariff, and in this he is in harmony with tbe
mass of the leaders ot not onlv his own
party, but those ot tbe Republican parly
There is no doubt in the mind of any
one that the calling of an early extra ses
sion would advance the revision of the
tariff at least six months. If the next Con
gress could be organized and the Committee
on Ways and Means directed to sit during
the recess and prepare a bill to be 'pre
sented to the reconvened Congress in Sep
tember or October, the bill cduld be maile
a law before the date of the meeting of
the regular session .in December. If the
organization be postponed uniil the regular
meetiug, or even until an extra session in
September or October, the usual delay in
organizing wonld obtain, committee work
would drag, tbe-whold body would have to
await the report of the Committee on Ways
and Means, and nobill woild be passsed be-
lore June or July, lay.
What Is Wanted Generally.
The mass of the advocates of the extra
session still hope for the passage of a law
changing the time for meeting ot the regu
lar session, but they don't want to depend
entirely on that contingency.
With Mr. Crisp the question may be a
personal one, to some extent He is well
aware that he now has the Speakership
within his grasp, but that there is no tell
ing what the spring and a summer and
autumn might bring forth in the way of op
position, should the organization be de
layed. While the probabilities are that he
would be re-elected in, any event, he would
feel much more comtortable to have the
question settled before tbe ides of March.
It is very important that the two men who
will hold the two most responsible posi
tions in the whole land should have a
thorough understanding, and that is what
they are going to try to reach.
The Demand for a Reform.
Within the next two weeks the electors
of tbe various States will begin to meet to
formally cast the electoral votes. It is a
general belief that an elector is legally
bound to cast his vote for the candidate of
tbe party which is responsible for his .elec
tion. This is not the lact, though the elec
tor may be morally so bound. Walvincr
the question of morals he can vote for
whomsoever he desires, and his only pun
ishment would be the contempt of bis fel
lows. It is this and other anomalous feat
urea of the present constitutional pro
vision in regard to the election of national
official which has led to a movement for an
amendment to the Constitution getting rid
of these absurdities.
, The division of the electoral vote of
the States in accordance with the ratio
of the votes cast for each candidate
seems to be the most popular form of
amendment, as this would infallibly repre
sent the voice of the people. When the
electoral votes are cast in the various
States, delegated electors will carry them
sealed to the Capitol, to be deposited n the
room of the Vice President In the" right
hand corner as you enter this room is a
small Marvin sate, upon which is marked
in gilt letters, ''Vice President of the
United States." This safe is used as a re
pository tor the 'electoral votes until they
are counted in the House' ol 'Representa
tives. The custom prevails, and probably will
always prevail, that during the period
when the electoral votes are within the
safe, tno officers of the Capitol police force
are detailed to watch them night and day,
and they are so vigilant that even the Vice
President'! private secretary is not ad
mitted to the room without one of the offi
cers aocompaning him. The combination
of the salens at that time known only to
the Vice President then holding the posi
tion of President of the Senate.
A CAPIBBED MUBDEBEB
Doesn't Realize His Neck Is In Danger Till
He Sees the Scene of His Crime.
Not Castle, Dee. 24. Special
Mayor Brown and Detective fL B. Mar
shall arrived In New Castle this afternoon
with the Italian murderer, Michael Tenors,
who killed Louis Demarsh and badly
wounded Prank Demaish and Ocquari Fotz
at Wsllsville, July 24. They captured
tbeir men in Hurley, Wis., and left there
last Thursday. The thermometer stood at
20 below zero, and tbe two officers, not
used to such intense cold, had both their
ears and fingers frost bitten.
T-nrri r9" ") JeT '(i"e "rt'irr 3
requisition. He apparently did, not realize
his danger until the train "paised through
Carbon, 12 miles from here. Here he conld
see the scene of the murder from the car
window, and not until then did, he break
down. His cries, could be heard all over
the train, and it was with difficulty that the
officers got him quieted. The officers are
afraid tbat he will commit suicide, and a
strict watch will be kept on the prisoner by
the Sheriff. The prisoner wore the same
clothes that he had on when he committed
the deed. The case will not be tried before
the March term of court
A COMEDY IN COURT.
Tho Decision of a St Louis Judge Causes a
P'CU"iar Proceeding A Lawjer Brings
In His Documents on the Arms of Five
St. Louis, Dec. 24. Special Judge
Harrison's court to-day ijas the scene prob
ably of the most unique proceeding of its
kind ever witnessed in this' country. Con
stable Peterson is on trial for malfeasance
In office, and Justice James J. Spaulding is
on his bond. He has a suit pending in
Judge Harrison's court, involving his
liability a Peterson's surety.
Judge Harrison had ruled in the initial
proceedings that a separate count must be
made against Peterson for each offense
charged against him, which was that he had
made collectiops of court moneys in esses
for whic'i he made np returns. The cases
aggregated 1,700, and by Judge Harrison's
rulings 1,700 separate counts had to be pre
sented to the Court this morning. Thomas
J. Rowe, attorney, marched into court, fol
lowed bv five messenger boys, each of whom
carried under his arm a large-sized bound
volume of legal cap paper. They filed up
to Clerk Mclntyre's desk and fell in "com
Mr. Rowe said: "May it please the
court: I wish to ask leave to file tbe
amended petition in the case of Spaulding
against Peterson and others. I have it all
in court" And here he waved his hand
proudly over the heads of tbe five messen
ger boys. At the signal the messenger boys
deposited their burdens on Clerk Mcln
"Excuse me, Mr.Rowe," said Judge Har
rison, recovering his breath, "but what
kind of a suit is this?"
"Only a little snit on a constable's bond,
Your Honor. May I file it?"
"Of course. Just give the clerk a mem
orandum. Mr. Mclntyre, just file that
Tue amended petition is in five volumes,
and covers 2,000 pages of typewritten legal
A German Eank Clerk and Correspondent
Leaves No Explanation.
New York, Dec. 24. Sptcial Her
mann Stern, Foreign Exchange Clerk in the
banking house of Ladenburg, Thalmann &
Co., at 46 Wall street and correspondent
for a Hamburg paper committed suicide
to-day at his lodging at 1031 Lexington ave
nue. No reason is assigned for the act
When awakened for breakfast he responded
cheerfully from his bed, telling the maid
who had called him, that he would be down
directly. He did not keep bis word and
presently an odor of gas came from his
room, diffusing itself through the house.
His door was lound to be locked and a lock
smith and physician were summoned.
When Stern's dobr was forced open, his
yet warm body was found banging to his
closet door, while gas was pouring into the
room from the open burdeis ot the gas
fixtures and ot a gas stove. The physicians
did all they could to resucitate the suicide,
Stern was born in Germany 33 years ago,
and-bad been in this country about five
years. He was a bachelor. He lived with
a friend in the house where he killed him
self. His accounts are believed to be cor
rect, his habits were good and he had no
known cause for unhappiness. An envel
ope, dated December 22, addressed to the
Coroner, was found in his room, containing
the following in his handwriting:
To thi Conosmi My last wish Is, that
everything I leave Is left to tun care and
disposition of my friend, Mr. Carl Gutmann,
or ilessis. Carl Uutmann, 102 Spring street,
who is now on his way from Kuropo.
A STEAMER STUCK IN THE ICE.
Great Anxiety Over the Fate of the Crew
. New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 24. Spe
cial' The steamer New Brunswick, plying
between New York and New Brunswick, is
stuck fast in the ice near Sayreville, eight
miles below New Brunswick. The steamer
started at 8- o'clock this morning to make
the trip to New York. There was consider
able ice in the river and her progress was
slow. Thick ice was encountered near
Sayreville, and the boat got stuck in the
mid.lle of the bay. The boat's crew had
much difficulty in reaching shore, and ex
posed themselves to great danger in at
tempting to land. One man was nearly
frozen to death.
Meager particulars have been received
from Sayreville. The heavy northwest
wiud, which has been prevailing all day,
may laud the steamer on one of the many
islands, in which case nothing can save her.
Nothing has been heard of the few passen
gers who wer on board. It they got off
safely they will encounter great 'difficulty
in gettiug to any fit place of habitation.
There is a strong possibility, also, that they
may be overcome by the cold or lost in the
meadows over which they must travel to
reach shelter. Great anxiety was felt in
New Brunswick to-night, over the late of
the boat aud her passengers and crew.
F0ERSTEL WAS A TOOL
Of Gamblers and ConCdenco Men Who
Feathered Their Own Kest.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24. Speciaj. Talk
about politics making strange bedfellows,
the old saying was never more forcibly ver
ged than in fit. Louis, as the result of the
appointment of Charles R. Parsons, the
well-kuoun banker, as C:ty Treasurer in
place of Defaulter Foerstel. Par
sons fought Noonan like a political
tiger when Noonan ran for office four years
ago. and has kept bis warfare up persist
ently ever since. When Foerstei's defalca
tion and removal became a part of the
official history of St Louis, Mayor Noonan"
was absent in Pennsylvania. Everybody
was astonished at Acting Mayor Walbridge
appointing Mr. Parsons City Treasurer.
It is said tbe estate of tbe late Assistant
City Treasurer, Eddie Foerstel, will aggre
gate (35,000, or about half enough to make
good the City Treasury shortage. Regard
ing the young man's afial.s, a former
friend of 'his and a well known business
man, said when the truth is known, if it is
ever known, it will be discovered that
young Foerstel was mads, the tool of un
principled gamblers and confidence men,
who played upon.his credulity in order tbat
they might feather their own nests.
Parkhnrst's Detective Ont on Ball.
NewTTork, Dec. 24. Special Charles
W. Gardner, Dr. Parkhurst's chief detec
tive, was released to-day on 6,000 ball,
which was furnished by Ed'A. Newell, of
Electric Linemen Strike.
Toledo, Dec. 24. Special The elec
tric linemen of this city began the glad
holiday season fo-night with a strike.
Electric light wires were cut all over the
city and darkness reigns.
The Lehigh Blver Frozen Over.
Eastoit, Dee. 24. The Lehigh river
from Easton to Mauch Chunck, CO miles,
was frozen over this morning, the first time
in r-.nv yrnn.
REBELS. AM YICTORS.
No$ Mexican Troops, but U. S. Mar
shal's Are Whipped This Time.
TWO OF THE OFFICERS 0VPTDBED,
And Report Fays They Were Hanged and
Eiddled With Enllets.
ANOTHER-BAID LOOKED FOE TC-DAY
NtrEVo Labedo, Mexico, Dec 24.
The Mexican revolutonists have committed
another bold outrage on United States soil.
Reliable information has just reached here
of an engagement in Sepata county, Tex.,
between a posse of United States marshals
and about 300 revolutionists which resulted
in the defeat of, the marshals and the
capture of two of the latter.
Last Wednesday this posse of marshais,
under the leadership ot Pink Barnbill, who
is regarded as one of the bravest officers on
the Lower Rio Grande border, left camp
about forty miles below Carrizzo and made
a raid upon a ranch. They captured Jul
ian Palacio, one of the 'leaders of the re
cent revolutionary movement, and started
back to their camp with him. They ar
rived at the camp safely and kept close
guard over their important prisoner Wed
nesday night and Thursday.
Just before daylight Friday morning the
camp of the deputy marshals was attacked
by about 300 well armed 'revolutionists.
The deputy marshals made a desperate
resistance but were overpowered and com
pelled to retreat The revolutionists re
leased Palacio and captured two of the
deputy marshals who remained behind the
remainderof the posse in tbe fight
It is reported that a number of the revo
lutionists were killed and wounded, and
that three of tbe TJuited States deputies
were wounded. There is, also, a rumor here
to-day that the deputies who were taken
prisoners were hanged by the revolutionists
and their bodies riddled with bullets, but no
confirmation of this lost mentioned rnmor
has been received. It is understood here
that the Federal authorities in .Laredo
have received full particulars of
the fight, but that they are suppressing the
news in order that a plan which they are
arranging for capturing the band may be
carried out successlully. It was expected
that the revolutionists would prevent re
capture by crossing over into Mexico it
hard pressed by the United States troops,
who are now hot on their trail.
A dispatch from Monterey says it is re
ported tbat the revolutionists will attack
some frontier town Christmas Day.
SHE SNUBBED A PRINCE.
American Frlde as Shown by a Handsome
Baltimore, Dec. 24 Special So
ciety is enjoying very mnch just now the
snub administered Prince Leopold von
Isenburg, nephew of the Emperor of Aus
tria, and the reigning social lion, by Miss
Bertie von Lingcn, the handsome daughter
of Mr. George A. von Lingen, agent of the
Lloyds and German Consul The Prince
was conversing with Mrs. John M. Robin
son at the Bachelors' Cotillon the other
evening, when he remarked that he
would like to have an intro
duction to Miss Von Lingen. The
young lady was at tbe other side of the
ball at the time. Mrs. Robinson requested
her husband to tell Miss You Lingen that
she desired to speak with her. Miss Ton
Lingen, who was entertaining gentlemen at
the time, excused herself and walking to
where Mrs. Robinson was sitting asked
what she wished.
"The Prince desires an introduction," re
marked Mrs. Robinsqn with a smile.
Miss Von Lingen is an American and has
all a native's pride. "If the Prince wishes
an introduction," she replied, "he can do
as do American gentlemen, let him seek
tbe lady." And with this she turned on
ber heel and walked away.
Later in the evening the Prince walked
over to Miss Von Lingen and was intro
duced like an American.
CLEVELAND A LUCKY CITY.
All Its Millionaires Remember It In Their
Wills When Thny Die.
Cleveland, Dec 24. J. H. Wade to
day made the public ot Cleveland a magni
ficent Christmas present It was four acres
of land reserved by his father in beautiful
.Wade Park, in the East End, valued in
cash at $100,000. During the past ten years,
Cleveland millionaires, upon disposing
ot their estates by will, have
given money and works ot art
to be applied to a public art gallery. Tbe
principal gilts were those of the late H. B.
Hurlbut and the late Horace Kelley. Mr.
Hurlbutgave 3500,000 and a collection of
paintings, declared to be the finest west of
New York, but all is to remain in the
hands of Mrs. Hurlbut during her life. Mr.
Kellev gave property worth 8500,000. The
late W. J. Gordon left $5,000 and his small
but fine collection ol pictures and statuary.
A corporation will be formed at once by
the trustees ot the Kelley fund, ns his will
directed, to establish the museum. It will
start with a magnificent site and more than
a cool $1,000,000, while tbe Kelley fund
trustees have positive assurances that the
museum is mentioned in the wills of a num
ber ot wealthy Cleveland men now living.
SHE SUED A PBIEST.
A Verdict of Fifty Dollars for a Beating
That Grew Ont of Business.
Rochester, N. Y., Dec 24. Special
The jury in the case of Mrs. Mary Clark
against John M. Fitzgerald which was con
cluded in the county court here last even
ing brought in a verdict of $50 tor the
plaintiff this morning. The case was a suit
lor $1,000 damages for alleged assault and
battery. The delendant is a priest of the
Roman Catholic Church.
The plaintiff stated that on Juue 28,
1892, she called on the defendant on a busi
ness matter. He referred her to his solic
itors, and on her declining to go, he beat
and choked her and bruised her neck,
shoulder and knee, causing great pain.
He also jammed her against a door.
The delendant denied absolutely that he
laid violent hands on the woman at all, and
was corroborated by members of his house
hold. In rebuttal, tbe plaintiff called wit
nesses for, tbe purpose of impeaching the
priest'j veracity, and they swore that they
would not believe him under oath, in a
matter in which he was interested.
AFTER INDIAN HUBDEEERS.
United States Troops Preparlnir for Possi
ble Trouble-In New Mexico.
Santa Fe, N. M., Dec 24. Word
reached here that day before yesterday
three companies of cavalry left for Wingae
to aid Deputy United Marshal Green in ar
resting some Seuni Indians accused of mur
der. Trouble is not probable, bnt may occur.
The Indians liave so tar refused to surren
der the murderers.
, BOBBED IN BEOAD DAYLIGHT,
A Factory Cashier in Detroit Relieved of
S1.10O Meant to Pay Hands.
Detroit, Dec 24. A daring robbery
was accomplished in this city in broad day
light this afternoon by two men, who as
saui'cf1 -d " 1 'm Or-h-m H. Walde.
cashier of the Detroit Lubricating Works,
51,100 with which he was to pay off the
factory hands. The robbery occurred about
a block from the factory. Cashier Waldo
was carrying this money'in a satchel from
the downtown office to the factory.
He was assaulted by the men, who were
armed with revolvers. They struck him
over the head with their weapons, causing
him fo drop the satchel, which the robbers
picked np and carried to a waiting carriage
occupied by a third man, who drove rapidly
away. An attempt was made to follow the
men, but they held their pursuers at bay by
pointing revolvers at them, aud made good
A PREMIER ATTACKED
By a Prominent Leader of Canadian Meth
odism Sir John Thompson Denounced
for Ills Alleged Leaning Toward the
Jesnlti by l'rlnclpal Don;lass.
Montreal, Dec 24. The Wilneu to
night publishes a long interview with Rev.
Principal Douglass, of the Wesleyan Theo
logical College here, in which that well
known 'Methodist clergyman attacks Sir
John Thompson.the new Dominion Premier.
The Methodists constitute the largest
Protestant body in Canada. Dr. Douglass
1 deeply resret'the appointment of a man
to the first political office In the country
with such a record as that of Sir John
Thompson. From absolute data concerning
bis antecedents, I And but llttlo to Inspire
either admiration or or confidence In the
man, nnd this feelin.' Is as widespread as
the Dominion. In converse with men
Irom the ranks of those who have
been Cabinet Minister. both Con
servative and Liberal, from tha ranks
of jurists up to those who wore spotless
ermine, from the ranks of tbe great Papists
In Toronto and Montreal, from the ranks of
such as are In touch with the political life
of tbe country, from tbe rants of tbe clergy
of every Protestant denomination, from per
sonal communication with citizens East
and West, Conservative and Liberal,
siive and except Interested politi
cians, I find the concensus of
opinion adverse to the man, and an utter
distrust of his Jesutstic spirit and policy, of
which tbe country will hear more anon. In
point or fact, I have never known a man
more utterly distrusted, ana whose advent
to power has created a more rldespead,
thongh latent, hostility, despite tbe efforts
of partliau papers to trumpet his supposed
qualities and claims.
After, further emphasizing his sentiments,
Dr. Douglas thus concludes:
We stand for the widest toleration, for
peace aud good will to men. Among the
racial diversities of this country this can
only be made permanent by mutnal for
bearance. To ilannt principles which Sir
John Thompson bas displayed In tbe face of
this country is not for peace, but for antag
onism. We must have righteous, toler
ant and true men us the expositors and
defenders of onrlaws. Ufghteous, human
laws are but echoes of the divine, only with
this difference that they are dependent for
their effect npon righteous, human adminis
tration. That administrator we do not be
lieve to be Sir John Thompson. Kemoto
from all personal ambitions, remote from
the bitterness of political partisanship or
personal enemies, we voice- the sentiment
o' thousands when we express regret and
distrust at Sir John Thompson's advent to
power. We can only trust and believe it
shall not be for long.
A STRANGE BANK FAILURE.
One of the Complications In a Safe Crack
ing, Only a Bond Being Taken.
Memphis, Dec 24. B.- J. Martin, Presi
dent and acting cashier of the defunct
Eupora Bank, who, was given his liberty a
few days ago, was re-arrested to-day near
Memphis and taken to Eupora, at the in
stauce of some depositors. Martin claims
the assets are sufficient to pay off all lia
bilities. The depositors claim a discrep
ancy of $17,000.
Nothing in financial circles created so
much excitement as the failure of the Web
ster Bank at Eupora. Martin left Eupora
Monday night, November 21. On Tuesday
his1 lady assistant conducted the afiairs of
the bank. On Wednesday it was ctosed,
and on Thursday it was attached. Two
weeks before the bank closed, a safe in the
storehouse of Wiggins & Lamb, at Eupora,
was blown open, and Martin's bond for $10,
000, signed by the Central Guarantee Com
pany, of New York, was extracted. Money
and other valuable papers in the
safe were left intact. Martin was
seen in Memphis Thanksgiving Day,
but left at once for New York. A reward
was offered for his capture, and several offi
cers were on the lookout for him. The
agent for the Central Guarantee Company,
Mr. Laurent, came to Memphis from New
York, and, after a consnltation with the
stockholders, the chase tor Martin was
called off He returned to Memphis, had
an interview with Mr. Lanrent, was placed
nnder arrest, but gave bond. Several davs
ago Mr. Sullivan, attorney for the bank,
ordered the bond to be declared off, and
Martin was apparently done with the
affairs of the bank. The stockholders and
directors seemed to be satisfied, but the de
positors were not, and hence tbe arrest.
CAPTAIN GRUGAN'S CRUELTY.
Serious Charges Beln; Investigated at Ft.
New York, Dec 2i Non-commissioned
officers and privates at Fort Schuyler say
'life at this small post under tbe rule of
Captain Gruan, commanding officer, is a
burden, and they anxiously await relief
from the Government. Two investigations
have been made of Captain Grucan's con
duct toward his men and reports have been
submitted to the War Department
One of these reports, it is said, speaks
uniavoraoiy oi anairs at mc ion sua re
commends certain remedies. The soldiers
charge Captiin Grugan with abuse and
cruelty. They say he is arrogant and has
no respect tor them.
The first charge of persecution against
Captain Grugan followed the suicide of
Sergeant Morgan on November 18 at Esrle's
Hotel, in this city. His was the third
suicide said to have' been due to the con
dition of matters at the post. It is said
Captain Grugan had threatened to send
Morgan to Fort Leavenworth prison for an
alleged petty offense
This tragedy led to an investigation of
affairs at the post by Inspector General
Colonel Hughes, of Gorernor's Island.
Many of the soldiers at the post got tbe
inmression that Colonel Hughes "white
washed Captain Grugan, consequently
the appearance at Fort Schuy
ler on last Sunday ot Colonel
Joseph P. Sanger, Inspector General
from Washington, D. C, was hailed with
delight by the men, many Of whom thought
his visit was due to a letter that had been
sent to the War Department finding fault
with Colonel Hughes and asking for a thor
ough investigation. On reliable authority
it is said that Colonel Hughes reported an
unfortunate state of affairs at Fort Schuy
ler and that Colonel Sanger was sent to
complete tbe investigation.
A Bie steamship Overdue.
NEW York, Dec 24. The North Ger
msn Lloyd steamer Saale, Captain Ringk,
from Bremen, is two days overdue, and
some anxiety for her safety is felt by those
who have friends on board Officials or the
company say that no uneasiness need be
felt, as the Saale is a good sea boat.
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OUE SAD CHRIS11A&
Tbe While House Closed to All Call
ers in a Joyous Holiday Time.
A GRANDCHILD ON THE SICK LIST.
President Harrison's Cap of BitteraeH Ko
let Filled to the Brim.
CHRIBTMAS TIMES FdR TBE CABI5E
Washington, Dec 24. It seems a
though President Harrison's troubles will
never end. Two months ago to-morrow ho
lost his wife, about a month later his father
in-law died, and yesterday his grandchild,
Martena Harrison, was stricken down withj
scarlatina. The event has cast additional.,
gloom over the heavily sorrow-stricken
Dr. Gardner, who is attending the child. ,
says it bas the disease in a mild form, bus
that unless great precautions are exercised,
it may aflect the other children in a mors
virulent form. The little sufferer has there-,'
fore been isolated in a secluded portion of!
the mansion, and the other children are
kept as far away from her as pos-'
sible. They will hare to remain at
the White House, because the health law(
of the District prohibit their removal to anV
other place of residence during the period
of possible danger of contagion. Tha
White Honse is therefore closed to tho
public to-day, and tbe President excused
himself to all callers except the Attorney
General There is believed to be no danger
of a spread of the disease to other member
of the household, every precaution havinjf
been taken against such a possibility.
Sad Christmas at the White Honse.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Harrison, the par,
ents of the child, are with her and are con
fldent tbat she will recover her usual health,
in a short time. That no danger is appre
hended in her case is evidenced
by the fact that tbe McKee children
were permitted to enjoy their pre-arranged
Christmas tree festivities this afternoon. It
will be a sad Christmas at the Wnite Housa
for the adnlts lovinjr faces absent from tho
family circle The President has abandoned
his proposed ducking trip next week.
The holiday of the year will be an unusu
ally quiet occasion in official circles this
year. There is no inclination among tha
Cabinet families to make any display, ia
view of the gloom that envelops-the Whito
House There will be no dinner parties,
even aside from those comprising members
of the families and their visitors. Vicaf
President Morton will have with him fiva
of his daughters. Miss Helen is with her
mother in New York, under treatment by
Dr. Sayrc Secretary of Stats and Mrs.
Foster have with them Mrs. Foster's mother
and brother, Mr. and Mrs. McPherson, oft
Eransville, and the young children of Dr.
Charles Bacon, of Goshen, N. Y., tho.
nephew and niece of Representative Bacon.;
Secretary of the Treasury Foster has
gone to Fostoria, where he will eat Christ
mas dinner with his daughter, Mrs. Myers,
and bring her and his grandchild to tho;
capital with him in time for New Year'1
Day. Mrs. and Miss Foster will be alona
to-morrow at their residence on Vermont,
One Home to Be a Jolly Place.
Secretary of War and Mrs. Elkins have ,
house full of children and young folks for,
the holidays. The boys from school Davis, -Stephen
and Bichard brought home each a'
chum, and the occasion will be a lively oner'
for that household. To-night there was a
Christmas tree and to-morrow a dinner will
be partaken of by the relatives of the fam,
ily ia the city, lorming altogether a largo
The Attorney General and Mrs. Miller
will have their family party- increased byi.
the new daughter-in-law and Miss Millera
fiance. Miss Jessie Miller is home for tha
holidays, accompanied by a school friend.
Secretary of the Navy Tracy will dina
with his daughter and grand-daughter, Mrs.
and Miss Wilmerding
The Postmaster General ana Mrs. Wana
maker will spend Cbristmas at their coun
try place (Lindenhurst), near Philadel-j
phia, where they will have a family gather
ing, as Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Wanamakef
and their children have come from abroad
and are with them for the holidays. Dr.
Pendergras, of Paris, is expected to arrive
in this country Sunday, and will dine with
tbe Postmaster's family on Monday, when
they will celebrate Christmas. Dr. Pen
dergras will then come to Washington t
be their guest until after the New Year.
Secretary of the Interior and Mrs, Nobis
will have, in addition to the Misses Hal
stead, several friends who are visiting
Washington to dine with them.
Secretary of Agriculture and Mrs. Busk;
will dine qnietly with theirsonand daugh
ter to keep them company.
WINT2B IK HEW 1 0BE HABB0B.
A Heavy Gale Prevents Ships From Enter
ing Into Port.
New York, Dec 24. Owing to tho
heavy northwest gale which prevailed hero
all day there has been but two arrivals by
wav of Sandy Hook. The wind, which
reached a velocity of about 40 miles an hour
in the morning, gradually diminished dur
ing the afternoon, bnt freshened up again
toward night, and was blotting strong from: '
north northwes t at snnset.
As a consequence of the high wind, tha
water in the harbor has been very mnch
lessened, and at low tide, at 6 p. at, was
fully 6 feet lower than the usual low water
mark. The cold has been intense, and the
tugboats and other vessels moving about
the harbor became so iced up tbat they were
objects of curiosity.
A Pennsylvania Freight Wreclt
AtTOpffA, Dec 24. A big freight wreck
occurred on the Pennsylvania Railroad at.
Tipton, ten miles east of here, detaining
traffic in both directions nearly seven hours.
A westbound freight was pnlling off a sid
ing when it collided with a heavy eatbound
stock train. Both tracks are blocked. No
person was seriously injured.
Prayer Tor a Cholera Scourge.
Hamilton, Oxt., Dec 24. Edward
Best, a self-ityled evangelist, stood at his
open window and prayed to the Lord to
curse and destroy bis neighbor with cholera
and smallpox. He was arrested and fined
$10 and costs for disorderly conduc . He ap
pealed to the County Jndge, bnt his appeal;
was dismissed to-day.
Gorged to Death on Saner Kraut.
Bethxehem, Pa., Dee. 14.-r-Augujtu
Haas died last night o'f convulsion, caused
by eating a large pot of sauer kraut and
drinking 17 glasses of beer. After this as
tonishing meal he and his brothers "rushed
the growler" until Haas took sick. He suc
cumbed in great agony.
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