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Started by a Society That
Would Like to Rid Eng
land of That Tice.
SOME GOOD ALREADY DOSE.
Britain and Russia Sure to Clash on
the Ilorders of Asia.
THE QUEER'S CHRISTMAS PARTI
Consists of Onlj the Members oftheEojal
Tamily, Ihis iear.
COLLAPSES AND FEAUDS IX ENGLAND
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Londok, Dec 24. Copyright All the
money seized m connection with "missing
word" competitions, abont 30,000 in all, is
now virtually in chancery, and the original
owners will see it no more. The prob
ability is that by the time the lawyers have
done with the case there will be no money
It has transpired that the law was set in
motion by the Anti-Gambling League, who
were helped by a number of city bankers
and merchants, who found that their office
boys and clerks were zealously using the
time and money of their employers for the
formation of "missing word" syndicates.
The League has been encased in another
direction, tms week, trying to enlist the
assistance of society leaders in putting down
gambling in high places. Everybody seems
to bs agreed that gambling is a very wicked
thine, but few are prepared to join in a
crusade suggested by the League against
card playing of all kinds. Correspondence
started by the League has already elicited
the fact that roulette is crowing in favor as
a form of gambling suited to private houses,
and that roulette tables "are so made,' that
the owner or person who acts as banker is
bound to win unless he has frigutfullv bad
This peculiarity of roulette is evidently
new to the Auti-Gambling League, although
ordinary worldly men have heara of it be
fore. A Mood Tliat Won't 1.11st Lone
It is clear that having recovered from the
great "missing worJ" debauch, the British
public is now entering upon one of its
periodical virtuous moods,and while it lasts
it will be dangerous for small boys to toss
penni es in the streets, and hardly safe for
the respectable heads ot families to indulge
in the national card games of whist and
cribbage at borne or at their clubs. The
mood will not last long, and meanwhile the
people's masters and mentors are hurrying
lu shoals to Monte Carlo.
It is not known whether the Anti-Gambling
League has been in communication
on this subject with the Prince of "Wales.
The opinion of the royal hero of the bac-
pnrflt CPflnrT.l nnnn nnv fnrm nf rrnryMtnrr
would be deeply interesting and entitled to
the respect paid to the views of an expert,
but if sought and obtained-, it has not been
given to the world.
Upon cognate vice, however, less deli
cacy was required in approaching the
Prince, because it is well known that he is
a temperate man, both in eating and drink
ing, and that be enforces temperance upon
the people with whom he is more imme
diately concerned by prohibiting the sale
of intoxicating liquor upon his Norfolk es
tate. Wales Is Down on Drunkenness.
Consequently, a man who is writing a
book against the evils of excessive drink
ing wrote with confidence to the Prince of
Wales, soliciting an expression of his
opinion, and a reply has just been received
from the Comptroller ot the Household,
who is instructed to say that "there is no
vice that his royal highness so much depre
cates as that of drunkenness."
The gambling season at Monte Carlo has
commenced very inauspiciously. Last Mon
day the body of an unknown snicide was
lound in the grounds of the Casino. The
following dav Carl Straus, of Carlsruhe,
after losing 150,000 marks at the tables,
committed suicide by drowning himself at
Nice, off the Qaui des Anglais. Last nignt
there was a prodigious row in the sedate
Casino itself, and a man who had accused
the administration of foul play was kicked,
cufied and ejected by the attendants.
The officials say that the visitors so far
have included the unusual proportion of
snobs and green hands. Scarcely anv
Americans have arrived yet, and although
there are .plenty of English people in the
Kiviera, they have not commenced regular
attendance at the Casino. The cold-blooded
gentlemen who compose the administration
love Americans and Englishmen, because
they are such cool players and philosophi
MBS. MAYBBICS IB NO DANGEB,
And Her La to Hemorrhage Was Cacsed by
an Attempt at Suicide.
TBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH 1
London, Dec. 24. The medical officer
at the Woking prison has reported to the
Home Office that Mrs. Maybrick is not suf
fering from any serious constitutional
disease. The late severe hemorrhage about
which so much was said was the result of
self-inflicted injuries, the convict having
used a tin knife to wound herself
in a. horrible manner. It was many davs
before the bleeding could be stopped,
and her weakness at that period was ex
treme. Since then, however, she has gained
strength, aud though she still remains in
the infirmary the phjsieians see no medical
reason why the sentence should be inter
Whether Mrs. Mayhrick really intended
to commit suicide, or merely wished to
create a compassionate feeling calculated to
lead to her release, is unknown, but the
medical officer inclines to the belief that it
was an atttempt at self-destruction.
YICTOBIA'S CHEISrBAS PAEIT
Consists This Tear or Members of. the
Koyal Tamily, Only.
IBT CAIiLt TO THE DISPATCH.J
LONDON, Dec. 24. The Queen's Christ
mas party at Osborne this year is smaller
than usual, and consists entirely of the
members ot the family and: some half-dozen
courtiers who are also Her Majesty's
friends. During this week the Queen's
Christmas doles, known as the minor
bounty and the royal gate alms, have
hn distributed lir the rnvnl httrh
almoner and the sub-almoner in London, "to A
over 1.000 aged, di-abled and meritorious
men and women previously recommended
by parish clergymen. The money does not
come out of the Queen's private purse,
and there is little of the graciousness of
true charity about such ceremonial bene
factions, but the Queen also spends a good
deal at this season of the year in gifts to
the poor people on her private estates at
Osborne and Balmoral, and in this charity
the official almoner has no band.
The Prince of Wales" Christmas gifts
were distributed to the laborers and other
humble folk on his Norfolk estate to-day,
in the form of huge joints of beef in sizes
proportionate to the largeness of each fami
ly, together with packets of groceries and
other good things.
TIED TO MA'S APROXSTRINGS.
Toung Mrs. Osgood Mackenzie Wins Her
Divorce Suit A Case W hero a Deter
mined Old Hother-ln-Law lias Her
Way, at the Expense or Many Heart
burnings and Much Sorrow.
BT CABLE TO THE DISI-ATCII.
LOJfDOS, Dec. 24. Three or four years
ago Osgood Hanbury Mackenzie, the young
est son of a Scottish baronet, was married
to Minna, the daughter of Sir Thomas Ed
wards Moss, a Lancanshire baronet.
The bridegroom's mother, the dow
ager Lady Mackenzie, had such a
reputation for imperious temper that
it was expressly stipulated that
she would never reside with the young
couple, but very soon alter marriage Lady
Mackenzie intimated that her love for her
son was so great that she could not keep
her promise to live away from him, and this
intimation was quickly" followed by the old
lady herself, who descended upon the new
household with bag and baggage, and took
possession of it.
Young Osgood Mackenzie had been so
completely under the domination of his
loving mother from the dav of his birth
that he did not dream ot making the tight
est resistance to her will. He was even so
mean-spirited as to demand of his young
wife that she should surrender the headship
of her own house to her mother-in-lan, but
he reckoned without the .fiery Lancashire
Mrs. Mackenzie rebelled, and in the civil
war which resulted, she fought sii.gle-
nannea against tne commnea lorces ot her
husband and mother-in-law. There was not
even a truce when the young wile's first
child was born, lor the masterful old
woman furiously resented baby's arrival, in
fear that, more fortunate tha its mother, it
might win from its iathcr some small share
of the loe which she claimed as entirely
At length Mrs. Osgood Mackenzie, weary
ing of the unnatural warfare, although her
spirit remained unbroken, fled to her
lather's house, where she has since re
mained. The delighted dowager, thus left
in undisputed possession of the field, quick
ly proceeded to follow up her victory by
her orders. Osgood Mackenzie formally
called upon his wife to return to him,
and upon receipt ot the looked
for refusal, he had the impudence to
sue for a divorce, which the Scottish law
allows on the ground of desertion. The
Outer House ot the Court of Session at
Edinburgh promptly gave judgment for
the injured young wife, whereupon an ap
peal was made to the second division, the
Judges of which, by a majority of 3 to 1,
yenterday confirmed the decision of the
The trial has revealed the fact that Mrs.
Mackeznie has lost all affection for her
namby-pamby husband, which, under the
circumstances, is scarcely surprising. The
dowager has therefore been to a large ex
tent successful, for to all appearance her
belovedOsgood is securely tied to her apron
strings tor the rest of his life. She does
not appear to have given thought as to what
will become of the poor voun? man when
she dies, but then the people who know her
dee'are that she is such a determined old
lady that she won't die until she wants to.
BEOQL&TI0N OF CHEAP LAE0E.
TJrUlsh War Vessels to Be Brought to Bear
on Gilbert Islanders.
rBY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London; Dec, 24. The British Govern
ment, which has sanctioned the revival of
the horrible system by which the sugar
planters of Queensland are enabled to get
cheap labor by "hiring" the natives of the
Polynesian Islands, is said to be much
concerned at the manner in which,
the Gilbert Islanders are being
"kidnaped" by the agents of the
Guatemalan planters. Judging from re
ports which have reached here, the hiring
and the kidnaping appear to be synonymous
terms, but, obviously, the Queenslandcrs,
being British subjects, can do no wrong,
while Guatemalans, being republicans and
living in Central America, where all things
English are not a recognized cult, are
incapable of doing anything right, there
fore the British Government has ordered
inauines to be made into "the inhuman
traffic" between the Gilbert Islands and
Guatemala, and it is not impossible that the
United States Government may be asked to
Itwould be an interesting sight to see
British and American war vessels hunting
for labor ships in one part of the world
while British Government agents are "reg
ulating" colored labor traffic in another
TENNTS0N LEFT 3250,000.
Peculiarities of the Wills of a Number of
fEY CABLE TO THE DISFATCIt. J
London, Dec. 24. Tennyson's personal
estate amounts to more than 5250,000.
itoberi Browning, of whose will A. Tenny
son and F. S. Palgrave were the attesting
witnesses, left personalty in England of the
value of 16,775. Victor Hugo, who, like
Tennysen attained the age of 83 years, had
personal estate in this countrv to the
amount of 92,126. Dr. Charles "Mackav's
property was valued at 2,640, and that "of
Eliza Cook at 5,057. Matthew Arnold's
estate amounted to 1,041. His will, in
his own handwriting, was one of the short
est that ever came under probate. It was:
"Heave everything of which I die pos
sessed to njy wife, Frances."
Lucy Browning's will was in her own
beautiful handwriting, with the initial let
ters oi an tne nouns substantive in capi
tals, after the old use. Victor Hugo's will
was not written by himself, but "dicte et
signe par moi," and is in Its stvle eminently
characteristic of the author. The late Lord
Lytton left 73,270 in personalty, but no
ereat portion of this, perhaps was earned
by "Owen Meredith, " the poet.
A TE0UBLES0ME LITTLE MATTES.
The Guiana Boundary tine Most Be Set
tled in Some Way.
BV CAELE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, Dec. 24. Efforts are being
made to induce the British Foreign Office
to reopen negotiations with Venezuela,
with a view to the settlement of the
Gniana boundary question. Lord Boseherry
is understood to be personally desirous
to dispose ot this troublesome little matter,
but permanent officers of this department
have penuaded him that it will not be con
sistent with England's dignity to make any
move until Venezuela has eaten a certain
amount of humble pie.
The Republic, it seems, must first accept
the British conditions for the resumption of
diplomatic relations formulated two years
ago, and then send a special envoy to'Lon
don to discuss the boundary question.
FBANCS AT THE WOSID'S PAIE,4
Detacnment of 'a"or to Oo to Chicago
and Manage the Exhibit.
PATUS, Dec 24. It has been decided that
the Freopn sectipn of the Chicago Fair
hall be under'the supervision of a detach
ment of French sailors, commanded by
Lieutenant Testu de Balincourt,
It will leave Brest, January L While in
Chicago the men will receive'an addition to
their usual pay of a ration's allowance of
51 10 a dav, and the warrant officers from
52 30 to $1 50, according to rank,
COLLAPSES. AND FRAUDS
That Have Shaken the Confidence of the
Poor Man in His Alleged Benefactors
More Than S35,000,000 of Working
men's Savings Stolen, to Speak Plainly.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCII.l
London, Dec. 24. The series of collapses
and frauds in building society enterprises
in England has culminated in a scandal
only less shameful and gigantic than the
Panama affair in France. Many details of
the Liberator Building Society failure and
prosecutions have been cabled this week,
but it would be difficult to give an adequate
idea of the extent and distressing nature of
the disaster. .
More than $35,000,000 of savings of the
thrifty po,or have been swept away with no
explanation ot the disappearance. Many
thousand struggling workingmen and small
trades people lose all they possess and have
not even the melancholy consolation that
the disaster is the result of causes beyond
those to whom they trusted their money.
Without saying in plain English that
these millions have been stolen, it can be
affirmed without qualification that the
catastrophe is without excuse. Indeed, the
affair promises to prove the blackest blot
upon the recent financial history of Eng
land. Those who are responsible tor it still
pose as honorable men, and resent with
some show ot indignation the imputations
of criminal negligence, which is the very
mild lorm of accusation publicly made
against most of them.
The exasperation and anger of the victims
are naturally without limit. They demand
revenge at the hands of the law with a
vehemence which cannot be denied. We
may, therefore, expeot at least a thorough
investigation and a vigorous attempt on the
part of the Government to punish those
guilty. It direct dishonesty cannot be
proved another inevitable effect will be the
introduction ot some radical legislation for
Government supervision of such trust in
stitutions. It is safe to sey that Mr. Glad
stone will heartily indorse some stringent
measure ot this kind.
AN EXPLANATION IN 0EDEE.
TwoTromlnent Men. Commit Forgery and
Are Punished Differently.
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH!
London, Dec. 24. Dr. Scott Sanders,
founder and Secretary of the once famous
Lyric Club.has been sentenced to six years'
penal servitude for forging the
name of Earl Londesborough, his
friend and patron, in order to
provide funds for keeping the club going.
Dr. Collins, a surgeon in the Grenadier
Guards, was ordered a few weeks ago merely
to come up for judgment when called npon
for forging the name of a friend and fellow
officer. Both were men of the best social
position but inadequate private in
come. Both were weak-headed and
fell into the hands of money
lenders, and could devise no better mean's
of extrication than forgery. People are
therefore asking for some explanation of
the monstrous disproportion in punish
ments meted out to these men, and nobody
has yet vouchsafed one which will bear ex
amination. An effort is just now being made
to resuscitate the Lyric Club in
ail its lormer glory, but there was not
much prospect of success. The original
club cost nearly J75.O00 ayear fpr working
expenses. A hundred servants ' were em
ployed, and the rent of the clubhouse was
$15,000 a year and the electrio lighting cost
?5,000 a year. The clubwajui perfect pal-,
ace uf pleasure, And its moral character via
CHANCE FOB A SACEIFICE.
Socialists Have a Bare Opportunity to Prove
London, Dec. 54. The Dispatch re
porter at Berne writes that the Swiss Na
tional Council has just voted 60,000 francs
subsidy in connection with the Chicago
fair. Of this modest sum 45,000
francs will be devoted to pay
ing the expenses of a number of
workmen delegates who are to visit the
United States next year and inquire into
and report upon the country's industrial
condition. The money was not voted
without considerable discussion, in which
the Socialist members of the council
took the leading part. They denounced
the proposal because the money would be
simply wasted in providing a nice holiday
for a few favored workmen of the aristoc
racy ot labor who would be in no sense rep
resentative of the masses. Anyhow", it w as
declared real workingmen did not want to
go fooling to the ends of the world, for their
time was too precious.
One of the dissentient Socialists has since
privately intimated to the Government
that, although be objected to the principle
of the thing, he is prepared to sacrifice
himself on the altar of duty by going to
Chicago at the expense of the State.
A CRISIS APPROACHING.
England and Itassia Sore to Clash on the
Ilorders of Asia,
fEY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, Dec. 24. The Dispatch re
porter has this week had two lengthy inter
views with an Anglo-Indian political officer
who is now home on a furlough. His mis
sion has always been on India's frontier and
from many years of close observation he is
convinced that the moment of the crucial
struggle between England aud Russia in
Asia Is rapidly approaehing. The impres
sion that it must certainly come is, he de
clares, held by the leaders'of both political
parties in England, and however much
they mav seem to ignore the danger in
their public speeches, they nevertheless re
lax no effort in their preparations for the
The strategic railways in he north of
India are being pushed toward completion
with unexampled speed, while the construc
tion ot roads on the Bussian side continues
without ceasing. The Dispatch informant
believes that itussia will never be able to
win the mountain passes, but it should be
remenjbered that this is the opinion ot a
leading English official.
HABVEYED ABJtOB PLATE .AHEAD.
The British Admiralty to Use It In the New
IBT otBLE TO TOE DISPATCTM
.London, Dec. 24. The Sheffield news
papers state that there is little doubt that
the admiralty will use the Harveyed armor
plate in new warships. The final decision
will be considerably influenced by the latest
experiments, but, as the Sheffield Tflegraph
frankly admits, it is clear that so far the
American inventor has achieved the great
est success in armor resistance to pro
jectiles ever known.
There is to be another trial in this coun
try, for the purpose ot confirming first im
pressions as to the value of the process.
An American Doctor Off for Hamburg,
New York, Dec, 24. Dr, George Nash,
Who has recently received the appointment
of health officer for the Hamburg-American
line of steamships, sailed to-day for Ham
burg, on the Suevia. Dr. Nash will act as
deputv tD the health officer of the port of
New York, and will make a personal elim
ination of all passengers outward bound on
TRICKS OF THE TRADE.
Merchants to Be Shown Just Why
They Fail in South America. ,
AN EXHIBIT AT THE WORLD'S PAIR.
The Europeans Use light Packages and
PECULIABITIES OP TIIE CUSTOMERS
ICOBBISPOSDESCE Or THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, Dec. 24. One of the
most unique and valuable commercial ex
hibits which will be made at the World's
Fair next year is being prepared for exhibi
tion at the Bureau of American Eepublics
here under the direction of W. P. Tisdel,
the special commissioner for the World's
Fair to the South American Republics.
This exhibit, which will be a special feature
of the South American display, consists
almost entirely of goods manufactured in
England, France, Germany aud other
It seems at first a rather curious notion,
but its value is easily understood when its
full meaning is known. Mr. Tisdel pro
poses to give the merchants and manufact
urers of the United States an object lesson
in manufacturing and shipping goods for -J
the South American trade. The proportion
of that trade whioh the United States con
trols is disgracefully small when the prox
imity of the South American countries and
the simplicity of their wants are considered.
And the smallness of this proportion, as
Mr. Tisdel will show, is due more to the
obtuseness of the American manufacturer
than to any desire of the South American
to trade in Europe or to the fact that the
banking of South American countries is
done in England.
Why Americans Do Not Succeed
Mr. Tisdel outlined bis plan to the
Bureau of American Republics in Septem
ber of last year, suggesting the appointment
of a special representative to travel through
South America and carry it out. The plan
was adopted and Mr. Tisdel was made the
special agent. He returned recently from
the last of his journeys, having visited
every one of the South American countries
and obtained from each material for the dis
play at Chicago. 1 bad a long conversation
with Mr. Tisdel on the subject of the South
American trade a few days ago and he epit
omized for me the disadvantages, often
self-imposed, under which American manu
facturers labor in the markets of South
"What we have obtained for the Fair,"
he said, "is specimen pieces and packages
of articles just as they arrive from abroad
in the markets of South America and after
ward as they are prepared for sale and ap
portionment! We have also samples of
merchandise known as 'trade goods' for
barter on the great mors and in the in
terior of each country, together with speci
mens of the native commodities which they
will purchase. For the lint time in the
history of the country merchants and manu
facturers will have an opportunity to see
before them and personally examine the
kind of goods; the make and finish; the pack
ages and manner ot packing; and the size
and weight of package suitable for inland
wagon and mule carnage.
Mnst Cater to tho Trade.
"Our people have stood in their on
light for a long time. They must learn now
that if they want the trade of South Amer
ica they must cater to it. Such little tilings
determine the drift of business with 'the
people of the Latin-Americas. Herefs an
exampleflf- jou want to Bell tWeadTn
South America, yqu must have it wound on
spools of yellow or black. An Indian or
native interior womaq cannot be induced to
buy thread wound on a white spool. The
spools, too, must be lighter than those
which are used for the trade ot the United
States, tor weight and bulk count for a
great deol where goods must be carried far
inland by the primitive mode of transporta-
wmen aione is Known to most ot these
Southern people. The American spool
weighs twice as much as the European
"The American makes a mistake in the
way he puts up his packages for shipment
Everything imported pays duty by weight
in South American custom houses. When
the merchant or manufacturer of the United
States, therefore, packs his goods (as he
usually does) in heavy boxes filled with
great spikes, the receiver of the merchan
dise must pav duty on this dead weight,
which is sometimes as great as the weight
of the goods, imported.
How Oar Merchants Make Mistakes.
"Many of the goods ivhich are imported
into South America we do not make, but
we can easily make most of them. But the
manufacturer of the United States usually
thinks more of getting rid ot the surplus
stock of some article than of pleasing bis
Southern customers. Whep the South
American importer calls on him for sam
ples, he more than likely sends four or five
instead of a greater variety, and then in
sists that the purchaser shall be satisfied
with his selection of patterns and qualities.
The styles and measurements and patterns
of goods in the South American trade differ
from our own, and the great trouble always
has been that our manufacturers have not
known just what to make and our merchants
have endeavored to force on the Latin
Americans the goods in quality, stvle ind
measurement suited to our own trade. I
know personally of hundreds of thousands
of dollars' worth of orders hich )iave gone
to Europe because the pattern offered by
our merchants was not in keeping with the
wishes of the people or thefoldinc of cotton
goods was not lu metres or the quantity of
of dress goods or sheetings was too great in
piece lengths or the shoes were too broad
lu the toe or the hats too wide in the brim
.or too high in the crown. Our manufact
urers cannot set the fashions for the people
of 8outh America. They have styles and
fashions ot their own.
Tho Light European Fackages.
"There is another pqint which our mer
chants do not consider, and one of the ut
most importance. They must study the
style ot packing for goods to be shipped
South. The English and1 the Germans ex
cel in the matter ot light packages. For
the interior of Ecuador, Columbia and Bo
livia paekages should not exceed 125
pounds English in weight, because here the
trausport is performed bv mule or bv In
dian carrier. A mule carries 250 pounds in
two packages; an Indian carries 125 pounds
in one package. I have seen hundreds of
orders from these countries in which it has
beon clearly required that the goods should
be packed in light bales and the roods
would invariably come from the United
States packed in heavy white pine boxes.
"The Englishman and the Frenchman
and the German wrap their goods in tar
jiaper and then in oil p'aper and then in tar
paper again to make the packages water
proof. I have seen bales ot English goods
taken out of the hold of a vessel where
they had lain in water, and when the wrap
pings were, taken off, the goods were found
in perfect condition. The American ship
per wraps up his drygoods as he would his
sugar in plain wrapping paper, and if the
package comes in contact with water its
contents are ruined.
What America Might Furnish.
"The people of South America want to
trade with the United States," continued
Mr. Tisdel. 'AU that they ask is that tbey
get the goods which will please their, cus
tomers. Locomotives and railroad cars,
streetcars, agricultural implements, plows,
mowers anu reapers, certain Kinds ot ma
chinery, flour, refined peiro'euin and, t,o,a
DECEMBER 25, 1892L . f
f A SHORT HOLIDAY STORY. I E&ND-M,H.C0-STCD I A CONDUCTOR BARRED. 1
A SHORT HOLIDAY STORY.
very limited extent, provisions, form nine
tenths of our exports to the Latin-Americas.
But there are hundreds of articles,
such as dress goods, boots, shoes, gentle
men's furnishing goods, hosiery, millinery,
underwear, etc., which we could supply if
our manufacturers would study the pecul
iar demands of this trade.
"There is not in all the countries em
braced in the Latin-Americas (with two
exceptions) a harbor where ships go along
side of a dock. We will have therefore
drawings of the wharves or moles where the
cargo is landed from lighters; photographs
showing the means of hoisting from lighter
to wharf; the mode of transport of passen
gers from Bhip to shore and vice versa."
In this exhibit Mr. Tisdel will give the
prices of all of the articles displayed, deliv
ered free on board at the port of shipment
Liverpool. Hamburg or whatever it may
be. I asked him if in making comparisons
ot ce-si, the American would not find him
self laboring under a great disadvantage on
account of the high transportation rates
charged from New York. "He replied in
the negative. Bain.
The Tlrst Striking Miner to Be Tried for
Murder Is Acquitted.
BATHDBtrjr, Idaho, Dec. 24. The con
spiracy and murder trial of Webb Leasure
has just ended in a verdict of acquittal.
Leasure was charged with the murder of
Ivory Bean, one of the guards at the Gem
mine in the Coeur d'Alene district. It will
be recalled that a strike of miners was fol
lowed by the employment of armed guards,
and that a conflict took place between the
tno forces, whieh resulted in the death of
eight or ten men during the armed insur
rection, when the lawlessness prevailed
throughout the entire State, accompanied
by the blowing up of mills, and resulted in
the military occupation of the country.
Leasure was charged with firing the shot
that killed Bean while standing behind'
Daxon's saloon headquarters for miners.
" The trial has been in progress for several
weeks, and has enlisted the attention of
the entire country. It has been a battle of
giants between a number of the ablest attor
neys of the State. The jury was out two
hours and brought in a verdict of ont
guilty. The theory of tho defense was that
Bean was killed by a shot from one of his
companions, and tnoy also tried to prove an
alibi for the defendant.
IMPKIS0NED IN THE ICE.
Terrible Experience of Two Boatmen Whoso
Skiff Had Sunk.
Nauvoo, III., Dec. 24. Two men named
Eacey and Horton, living at Montrose, la.,
attempted to cross the river in a flimsy skill
through a mass of running ice. The skiff
finally npset, filled and sank. After a
strnggle the men succeeded in catching a
cake of ice, to which they clung. It was an
uncertain means of support, however, as
the ice uas thin and kept breaking off under
The two men floated down the river for
an hour, crying pitifully for help, Lige
Parker and Fred Wilhemy heard the men
and ran out on the sand 'bar at the River
side Mills, where a skiff lay, but there
were no oars, and Wilhemy ran after oars.
He returned only to find that thaoars
would not fit the boat, and the would-be
rescuers ran back some distance to get
another boat. In the meantime the freez
ing men in tne ice were witnesses to the
evidently futile efforts to save them, and
were on the point of giving up when three
men in a skiff pulled alongside and took
them off". Both men were terribly chilled
and exhausted, one being unable'to apeak.
BEAST FOB A BIG COAL TBADE,
Preparations for Increasing Handling Fa
cilities at Buffalo.
Buffalo, Dec 24. The great increase
in the Buffalo coal trade last year is com
pelling the constiuction of a new coal
trestle for loading the vessels. The large
trestles were inadequate the last season
when over 2.300,000 tons of coal were taken
out of that port, or 500 tons more than ever
before. The .Reading Bystem is accord
ingly building a trestle with 13,000 tons
pocket capacity and long enough to enable
two ships to load at a time. It is expected
that 1,000 tons an hour can be loaded from
it. The cost is 5175,000,
Th,o Brass Trust Formed.
Wateebubt, Conn., Dec, 24. The pre
liminary work in the formation of ajigan
tlc brass trust is finished. It has taken
much time, tp ipter?sf n)l qf the brass con
cerns in the movement, bat most of them
have now agreed to jgin and the tru will
be formally organized nest month.
WILL GET A QUORUM.
Councilmen Interested in Matters to
Come Up at Tuesday's Meetin?.
FRANCHISES FOR THE WEST END.
Free Fridge Question to Fo
Taken Up and Discussed.
PE0SPECT8 FOB A FOPUME YOTE
Monday being adopted as the day for the
legal celebration of Christmas as a holiday
the menVo'fCotftcTfiFa,Je on that day will
occur on Tuesday. Usually i( is not pcuii-J,;'
holiday, bnt this one is expected to be an
exception. There are several matters com
ing up for consideration which interest
most of the Councilmen.
The Corporations Committee at a meeting
yesterday afternoon took favorable action
on two ordinances which will come up for
passage at Tuesday's meeting. One is to
give the West End Electric Company the
right to operate an overhead system of
lighting and heating in that part of the city,
south of the Monongahela river and west of
the Castle Shannon incline. The, company
is composed of West End residents apd
businessmen and is not in any way con
nected with the West End Street Railway
Company. It is reported that Councilmen
A. C Robertson and James Fox are inter
ested. There is no specification as to where
the plant shall be built or operated.
Another Inclined IJlane.
The other ordinance is one permittingthe
Clinton Iron and Steel Company to ereet
an inclined plane over West Carson street.
The company's property lies on both sides
ot the street, their supply of ores and other
materials being next the Lake Erie Rail
road, while the cupola, where it is used, is
above Carson street. The incline is de
sired to transport the materials from one
point to the other. The ordinance reqnires
that the incline shall clear the street by at
least 20 feet.
The action of the Free Bridge Committee
in recommending a bond issue ot $1,500,000
to nuy existing nriages nna selecting the
south Twenty-second street location lor a
new bridge will certainly draw a large
attendance of Southside Couucilmen. Those
who favor them will turn out to have both
recomuienuauons acted upon. xnere is
some opposition to the Twenty-second
street location among the lower Southside
members, who want the new bridge in
their ward. Jt is not expected the bond
issue recommendation will meet the ap
proval of Councils, bnt an attempt will be
made to hare the amount increased to
Prospects for a Popular Vote.
There will be more likehood of its being
submitted to popular vote in that form, as
the department chiefs and a number of
ConncIImen have already expressed Jhem
selves strongly in lavor or an issue suffi
ciently large to improve the parks and in
crease the water works plant as well a3 buv
the bridges. .
The Twenty-first street incline franchise,
which has been the cause of considerable
dispute among trival claimants, will prob
ably receive attention at Tuesday's meeting
and will cause a lively discussion. Its op
ponents say it will not pass. The ouiy
other ordinance of importance to come up
is the ope restricting pawnbrokers, which
has passed Select and is now ready lo r sec
pud reading in the Common branch.
PBOCTOB AND HI8 HABBLE STOCK.
The Court Sustains n Demurrer Against
the United States fcenator.
NEW Yokk, Dec. 24.--.The demurrer in
terposed to the action ot Edmund M. SmeJ
burg against the Vermont Mirbte Com
pany, United States Senator R:dfieid
Proctor aud other, has been sustained bv
Justice Patterson, of the Supreme Court,
but the plaintiff has 20 days in wnich to
amend his coinpuinton payment ot cost.
The Court sustains it ou the gronnd that
E. J. Ormsbee, J. J. Grout and Emily J.
Proctor are not the proper defendants.
They were made snoh because they are
trustees, to nhomRedfield Proctor trans
ferred his shares of stock in the company.
De Witt's Littlo Early Risers. Best pill,
forpillQusnes, Mok Headache, raalarut,
rmtaiTiraE packed and qtored.
Uavqu & Keexa. 3S Water street.
By a Directory Compiler, Who Claims the
Firm's Exprnio Items Are Doctored.
CniCAGO, Dec. 24. A counter suit
against Band, McNally & Co. was filed to
day by Charles E. Williams. Williams is
the man who was recently charged with
embezzling 515,000, and the bill filed to-day
purports to give another side of the story.
He says in 1875 he 'conceived the idea of
publishing a bank directory, and secured
great encouragement from the bankers of
Chicago and from other commercial firms.
He then made an arrangement with Band,
McNallv&Co. to publish the work, they
to give him 535 a week salary and one-halt
of the profit'. Another stipulation, he al
leges, was that the charges for printing,
publishing and binding would be the actual
cost of the work
A year later, complains William, he was
informed that the firm of Band, McKalyf&
Co. were rapidlv losiug money on the work,
and that until the book began to pay, his
salary would be decreased to J25 per week.
He, being weak, in need of money and
easily influenced, lie says, he accepted the
decrease, "never suspecting fraud," as the
bill reads, and things went on so until 1877,
when he began to view with suspicion the
fact that the publication was not yielding
him a profit He accuses the firm of fixing
the accounts so that the profits on the pub
lication would ap'pear to be eaten up by the
expenses. He demands $400,000 as his share
of profits, and f 50, 000 on account of salary.
G2EASEK OUTLAWS ON THE MOVE.
United, States Troops Pursuing a Band of
Several Hundred Men.
San Miguel, Tex., Dec. 24. Consider
able excitement was created among the
Federal troops stationed here, and the
population of this place, over a report
which was brought in last night by a cour
ier, that several hundred men, well armed
and equipped, had been seen about 25 miles
west of San Fernando de Pass, a small town
at the foot of the mountains in the State of
Tamaulipus. They were moving' in the
direction of Linares, on the line of the
Monterey and Mexican Gulf Bailroad,
about 40 'miles distant.
It is believed here that the armed force is
a band of smugglers or brigandi, and that
they have no connection with the border
revolutionary movement. A detachment
of Mexican troops has been sent to pursue
the outlaws, The authorities at Linares
have also been notified, and if the maraud
ers should attack that toivn they will meet
with a warm reception.
LIKE A WORLD OF FIRE.
A Hoosler Mirage Has a Stranze Effect on
the Light of a Gas Well.
Whiting, Ind., Dec. 24. One of the
most remarkable mirages recorded in this
section was seen in the southern sky last
night. A world of fire seemed to hang al
most over the town. The night wa3 cioody
and the snow flying, and the apparition
caused the utmost alarm among the super
At times it reached from the horizon al
most to the zenith and at others receded
until it seemed to be a comet about 30 de
grees above the horizon. The fire com
panies of two neighboring towns supposed
the light to be a conflagration. Tile light
from a burning gas well 100 to 150 miles
distant, reflected from a stratum of air on
an intensely cold night, caused the wonder
Canadian Pacific Atlantic Liners.
OTTAWA, Dec 24. It is understood here;
that the. Canadian Pacific Railroad has
come to a definite understanding with the
Government in the matter of placing a line
of fast steamers on the Atlantic ocean serv
ice. It is believed the line will be in opera-
on in 1803.
....WE WANT MONEY....
We prefer counting money to
the following. It will quicken
your steps to our store:
II m piiiiiii53j
p& -gggjfl' yt s
30 SIX-PIECE SOLID OAK TAPESTRY SUITS,
WORTH $35. GO FOR $19.50.
We want more customers on our books.
Tim Buyers, Please Read..,.
Our Challenge Terms....
- $5 DOWN ON $50 WORTH OF GOODS.
$10 DOWN ON $100 WORTH OF GOODS.
BALANCE TO SUIT.
Head and Shoulders Above All Cojipetjtjo
in Chicago Over a Kailroad'3
L'ad Subqrban Service.
THE TRAINMEN iOCKED ODT..
Police CaUed in and Windows Broken anJ,
THE P48SEJJGERS BEFUSED TO ?At
Chicago, Dee. 24. At C o'clock last
eyening a huge, good natnred crowd of
Christmas shoppers and business men were
gathered in the DearDorn street station
waiting for the 6:18 train on the Chicazo
and Eastern Illinois road to carry them to
their suburban homes. Ten minutes before;
the leaving time 12 big coaches were backed
up to the platform and the erowd quickly'
filled every seat In the aisles stood hobby
horses and Christmas boxes, aid people)
were crowded three in a seat. Just as th
passengers were fairly settled the conductor
walked into the two rear coaches, tho
eleventh and twelfth, and announced that
only ten cars would be taken out on hi
train. With much grumbling the passeu
gers tumnled out and packed themselves"
into the forward coaches, already badly
In the tenth and last car the crowding
was particularly severe, many ladies, their
arms weighted with bundles, being obliged
to stand in the aisles. The policy of the
Chicago and Eastern Illinois was loudly de
nounced, and as the train pulled out of the)
depot a man in one end of the car shouted,
"Let's teach the blamed thieves a lesson
In an instant there was a rush toward either
door, and both were locked securely on the)
When the conductor, making his way
through the train, reached the door of tba
tenth car, he found it locked and bolted.
He kicked, and hammered, and demanded
admittance in vain. "You'll collect no
fares in this coach," was the answer.
At Forty-first street the condnctor
stopped the train and telephoned for the
pitrol wagon. On the arrival of the police
he broke the glass in one of the car doors
and forced an entrance, the officers with,
him. The latter, however, refused to assist
the condnctor to collect the fares, and hot
words passed before 15 or 20 men left the
train declaring that they would never ridst
on the rpad again. The remainder of tho
carload were persuaded to pay their fares,
and the train pulled on after a delay pf 40
During the delay a crowd of several hun
dred people gathered about the train and
jeered the angry trainmen.
What the Trainmen Say.
Conductor Lewis told the following story:
"The 6:18 train was about ten minutes lata
in leaving the Dearbon street station. At
that time in the evening each minute's
wait means 100 additional passengers. Tho
train had eight coaches, and another train,
was all made up and in readiness to leave
on its departure. But the passengers were
all eager to get off on the hrst train, and
crowded on with a rush. In consideration
pf the fact that we offer a 5-cent fare, and
of the further fact that we fnrnish better ,
accommodations than our competitors, it
does seem strange that patrons should maka
such a demonstration. I understood
plainly that no cars were dropped off after
leaving the Dearborn Street station.''
The outbreak was but the cnlmination, so
the passengers say, "of a feeling of resent
ment which ha? been growing against tho
miserably inadequate suburban service of
the Chieago and Eastern Illinois road for
HorsznoLD soodn packed and stored.
IIalou & Keesax, 33 Mfnterstreet. ,
blood and hasten
ioo of these ANTIQUE
SUITS are still in the store.
They will be sold for CASH
ONLY. Price this week:
$11.50 $1150 $1150
Worth fully $18.