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warm their toes at the generous flame and
their hearts with the far-famed New Eng
land applejack. Family reunions will be
held all over the country and relatives
will congregate from all quarters of t?e
There's Hozekiah aurt Nehemiah,
And all the children living.
There's Jane. Sophia uml Maria,
All come to our Thanksgiving.
So it will go. The little tots, the old
folks and the youths will be at the family
table, and Thanksgiving will come and go
with all the mirth and foeling of gratitude
that is intended for its advent. In the
East it will be spent greatly indoors beside
roaring tires, but in the West we will sit
upon verandas and in our gardens and
probably dine in the big sitting-room
warmed by the sun and the light of Cali
fornia's perpetual summer.
••LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT."
Many Homes Will Be Brightened
To-Day by Sweet Charity.
Very few of those who are on the sunny
side of the line separating the needy from
the well supplied will survey their board
laden with thanksgiving cheer without
the inward and satisfying assurance that
other tables in poorer homes have been
provided through their contributions;.
The delicious brown which to an epi
cure's eyes makes the turkey a more
grateful Bigbt than any of the glories of a
flower show will take on a more appetiz
ing shade to the man who sent a fat fowl
to the large family in the cheerless little
house around the corner. The celery is
crisper; the cranberry jelly clearer.
There have been "roun 1 parties" at
some of the churches during the week,
THE LATE GOVEHNOB PETES H. BURNETT, WHO WAS THE AUTHOR
OF THE FIRST THAKKSGIVIKG PROCLAMATION ISSUED TO
THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA AFTER THE STATE WAS AD
MITTED TO THE UNION. IT WAS DATED NOVEMBER 30, 1850.
notably at Central and Grace M. E. ,
churches. Small contributions of food !
and clothing made by the hundreds who ;
presented themselves and at the Central
Church were required to pay an admission
fee of one apple or potato, formed an
aggregate that gave to the storerooms of
the churches the aspect of a mammoth
and somewhat demoralized grocery.
Trinity Presbyterian Church presented
the same significant spectacle on Sunday.
For weeks tiie Christian members of the
ladies' societies, the organizations of
thrifty, "forehanded" Marthas, have been
busy making a collection of clothing and
securing pledges for food, ana the results of
their labor have been shown by the
wagons of provisions, whose contents have
been disbursed at tenements that would
without these visits have been doubly
The donations go, in many cases, to in
dividuals, but institutions, benevolent or
otherwise, have been bountifully remem
bered. The church collections made to
day will be largely applied upon funds for
deserving institutions, as, for instance, the
Methodist protege the Fred Finch Orphan
No denomination will leave the work of
charity untouched at the services this
morning. It is expected that the institu
tions under the auspices of the Jewish or
ganizations will receive attention at the
various temples and synagogues. The
Catholic Ladies' Aid Society has, in mo^t
of the churches, notably Saint Joseph's
and Saint Charles, made special effort to
brighten dreary homes at this season.
The dinner at the Mariners' Church, un
der the auspices of the Golden Gate Union
of Christian Endeavor societies, this even
ing, will be one of the most notable of the
Bethesda Mission will be the distribu
ting agency of the First Baptist Church
for substantials in the form of edibles and
clothing. There will be a dinner at the
Christian Union Mission under the auspi
ces of the First Presbyterian Church.
The .fruit and Flower Mission, of
blessed memory and more blessed exist
ence, was the peeress of all the agencies in
aid of the poor yesterday.
All day the headquarters of the mission
on Post street were crowded with busy,
happy girTS, packing in baskets the 200
dinners for as many families. There was
nothing sodden or of the gloomy cold
lunch order about those dinners either.
No hotel menu card makes a better show
ing of these articles that made the Kitchen
at home a delight to the youngsters. Tur
key and vegetables and mince pica galore
were stowed away in baskets by dainty,
"Isn't it interesting?" said a brown
eyed cirl with glowing cheek 3, as she
hurried past with a big hamper. "Inter
esting and inspiring," answered an admir
Forty pretty girls working all day, work
" ing bard, too, for the happinesbs of the
destitute, was an inspiring sight.
One of the officers paused, breathless
from her task of puting a big fowl into a
small basket, to say, "We have the satis
faction of knowing that every one of our
cases .is deserving. We have made per
sonal investigation and know what we are
When the Salvationists Give Thank?
to the Almighty.
"On this particular Thanksgiving we
have much to be thankful for. We are
about to open the Woman's Shelter Home
established at the suggestion of Mrs. Booth
the last time she was here. There will be
no scoffine at the homeless poor and every
woman who wants shelter will be given it
regardless of her birth, creed or station."
Thus spoke Ensign J. R. McFee, who is at
the head of the charitable work of the
"With us," he continued, "it is always
thanksgiving, and we do the best, with the
assistance of our Father,' that it is possible
for us to do, at all times, regardless of the
occasion. Our wqrk is our creed and the
effect is our reward. For the last four
years we have fed the hungry and warmed
the cold in every way we could. Whether
it be Christmas, New Year's or Thanks
giving our efforts to help the distressed
have always been the same, and we have
had the extreme pleasure of seeing a
gradual improvement in our attempts to
be of some service in this great world of
both pleasure and woe.
"Our tirst dinner, given when the army
was struggling with the public disapproval
that seemed to be its lot, was held in the
old Adelphi Theater, and two hundred
and fifty of our own people sat down to
Thanksgiving turkey. We had at that
time but three corps in the City, and the
plan of salvation was in the first stages of
its creation, so far as its growth was con
cerned in Sun Francisco. Our work, how
ever, was beginning to tell and the oppor
tunities to show the depth of our sincerity
became more abundant daily. Gradually
we were accumulating recruits, and for this
we were thankful.
"At the beginnine of the next year we
moved into our new quarters on Market
street and gave another free dinner to the
members of the army and its friends, on
which occasion we fed five hundred people.
Christmas of the same year found us in
still better circumstances, and the poor of
the City were given a free turkey dinner.
It was the fir^t free dinner of the kind ever
given in the United States under the super
vision of the soldiers. At that repast 1200
people were fed a most excellent meal. The
good people who were in sympathy with
our work assisted us in providing the food,
and it became evident that our efforts to
do something good were appreciated. For
this also we were thankful.
"Christmas day of the year 1892 we
opened the Lifeboat, and through the kind
ness of the populace and the will of our
Father we fed 1700 mouths. The unem
ployed from all over the City came to our
gates and none were turned away hungry.
The approval for which we had worked so
long and earnestly was beginning to ap
pear, and we received donations from dif
ferent charitably disposed people through
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1895.
oat the City. The army was overjoyed at
the prospect of annually increasing tne
fund for such affairs, and we were again
moved to give thanks for ail the good
things bestowed upon us.
"Each succeeding year brought us re
newed hope and happiness, and in 1893 we
were proud to number ten corps in this
City, as well as a children's home and a
refuge for fallen women. All of them are
running in good financial condition to
day. The scope of the army was widening
and our efforts to help the people of the
slums was beginning to bear fruit.
"Everything we took hold of seemed to
improve in our hands, and Christmas day
of the year 1593 we fed and clothed 3300
men, women and children at the barracks
of the army and gave Christmas presents
to 4000 children. They also received candy
and fruit of all kinds. Those of the poor
who were unable to attend received
baskets of provisions and clothing, the
average cost of each basket of material be
ing $3 80. We sent over 700 of these gifts
throughout the City. For this we thanked
THROUGH THE COLD WINTER.
How the Work of Charity Was Con-
tinued the Whole Year.
"About this time," resumed the ensign,
"the City contained a great many poor
families, whose suffering had to be light
ened in some way, so we took it upon our
selves iO carry them through the winter,
and we succeeded in doing it. We kept
them in clothing and provisions until the
warm weather came and they were able to
go out and look for work.
"When the Midwinter Fair broke up ami
a great many unemployed men were left
here in absolute want we furnished 400 of
them with two meals a day and the City
turned over the old Hall of Records of the
old City Hall for them to sleep in. We
were paid 12W cents for each man, and
with the assistance given us by charitable
people we managed to keep them fed with
wholesome food. We considered that oc-
casion worth a great deal to us, as it
showed that we were willing to give up all
our time to the care of those in need.
Christmas of the same year General JSooth,
the founder of the army, was here, and we
were very busy holding meetings all over
the Slate. However, on the day of New
Year, we gave a turkey dinner to 1200 poor
men with money amounting to $500, given
us by the California Jockey Club. We also
paid some rents of poor families and
bought some needed clothing.
"In 1895 Andrew J. Moulder, the late
Superintendent of the Public Schools, sug
gested to the school children that they
contribute something to the poor, and
straightway they made up a purse of $900
and sent an immense amount of stuff for
general distribution. We received twenty
tons of coal, fourteen tons of flour, eighteen
tons of potatoes and other staple articles
in proportion.. This was a big occasion
and filled us with satisfaction. It was a
Thanksgiving with us for our opportunity
to do good, and it will always be so.
"On this Thanksgiving the churches and
the missions are conducting the feasts and
good works while we are prepaying for the
big Christmas distribution. We expect to
give a free dinner to about 3000 people and
spread presents of some kind among as
"The women's shelter will be opened on
that occasion and in compliance with a
request of Mrs. Booth its doors will never
be closed from the first day they are
opened by the army. Day and night they
will be ajar for all the poor women who
want a place to rest their weary heads and
receive the consolation that comes with
the biessinz of the Lord. Fcjr the prospect
of conducting this institution in a satisfac-
Tory way we are constantly giving thanks.
With us no period of the year should be
free from thanksgiving and to Him who
has made our work possible we owe an
eternal debt of gratitude. To-morrow we
will have special services all over the City
and it will be known among us as 'Holy
Day.' Yes, we have much to be thankful
for, and before our Creator we are, to the
bottom of our hearts."
"LIKE YOUR MOTHER .'»
Boys Away From Home Will Have a
H. J. McCoy will do the honors of host
to 200 young men to-day.
They will all be well-dressed young fel
lows with the indescribable something
about them that indicates that thpy have
been accustomed to the surroundings of a
Thank God for high, white, holy Truth,
To feed the world instead of sham.
Lo, laden, patient, lowly Ruth!
Lo, Abram's sacrificial ram!
Thank God for Abram's faith of old ;
Thank God for man's faith in God's plan
But thank God most— and manifold
For man's great, growing faith in man.
We round up, up ; round on and on
As rounding eagles rise and rise!
The darkest hour ushers dawn,
And dawn is dashing up the skies!
Thank God for light. God's face is light ;
The light of Truth, of faith in kind ;
The light of Love, the light of Right—
The blind no more may lead the blind 1
Just Truth and Faith and steady Light,
And mad sensation is no more—
The fakir folds his tent of niuht
And finds his dim Plutonian shore.
The People live, the People love,
The People are once more divine.
Put forth thy hand, receive the dove,
Descend and taste the corn and wine.
Thank God so much for laden Ruth ;
For Plenty poured from pole to pole ;
But thank God most for Faith and Truth,
For meats that feed the famished soul ;
For Light wherewith to know to feed,
For Light for God's face far and near,
For Love that knows not lust or greed,
For Faith that calmly smiles at fear.
refined home. There is nothing the mat
ter with those young men except that they
are away from home. They get along with
a degree of comfort until the holidays ar
rive. Then the almost intolerable sensa
tion they never analyze— for they would
think it unmanly to call it loneliness and
worse to pronounce it homesickness takes
possession of them. Holidays are either
the most joyous or the most joyless of
The promoters of the Young Men's
Christian Association know this and they
don't want the boys to sigh for the social
atmosphere and the more tangible good
things of the home back in the States. So
they have called the Ladies' Auxiliary to
their aid, and Thanksgiving cheer is pro
vided for them in the big dining-room on
the top floor of the home for homeless
boys on Mason street.
They could get equally good dinners,
perhaps, at one of the swell cafes, but they
would not have the coveted flavor of
"home cooking" which the busy ladies of
the auxiliary convey to the products of
Mr. McCoy, the secretary, donated the
big turkeys that form the "backbone" of
the feast, but all the rest comes from home
larders. There will be music and speeches,
and tbe festivities will begin at 1 o'clock
and extend far into the afternoon.
The ladies of the auxiliary will act as
waitresses and will be out in force to at
tend to their allotted tasks at the tables,
which are extremely inviting with their
silver and snowy linen and feathery
masses of sunny chrysanthemums. And
the charm of it all will be that the young
man are guests. There will be none of
the commercial smack about the feast
furnished by a waiter with checkbook in
hand and tip in eye. If the young men do
not feel that they are at home— a home on
a somewhat extended scale— it will not be
the fault of the ladies.
SERVICES IN THE CHURCHES.
It Will Be a Day oi Worship and
All the Christian churches about the
City will unite in a Thanksgiving service
at the First Christian Church of this City
at 10 o'clock this morning. The exercises
will be as follows:
Invocation, Edwards Davis; reading of
Scriptures, Professor A. M. EJston ; prayer,
Professor Selden Sturges; W.A.Gardner
will speak on "The General Outlook"; H.
V. Morgan, "National Thanksgivine" ;
Edwards Davis, "Temperance"; R. M.
Campbell, "Christianity"; Professor A.
M. Elston, "Christian Church"; benedic
tion, E. W. Matthews.
The First and Second Unitarian churches
will join in giving thanks in the church of
the former. Dr. Horatio Stebbins will
The eight branches of Methodism in the
City will join in a service at Trinity Metho
dist Church, and Dr. W. H. Goodwin will
deliver the sermon. Dr. W. W. Case. Dr.
Filben, Dr. Dille, Rev. M. F. Colburn, Rev.
John Stephens, Dr. Harris and Rev. E. M.
Hill will assist in the service.
At Plymouth Congregational Church
there will be an interdenominational rally,
In which the First, Franklin-street and
St. John's Presbyterian, First English
Lutheran, and Richmond, Park, Pierce
street and Plymouth Congregational
churches will participate. Dr. Robert
Mackenzie will be the speaker.
The Presbyterian churches south of
Market street will hold a xinion service at
Howard Presbyterian Church, Rev. J.
dimming Smith delivering the sermon.
The members of Calvary Presbyterian
and the First Congregational churches
will worship together at Calvary church,
and Dr. C. O . Brown will be the sermon
izer of the occasion.
The First and Second United Presbyte
rian churches will hold a joint service at
the First Church. The Third Congrega
tional v.ili hold uistinct services.
First. Emmanuel, Hamilton Square,
Swedish and German Baptist churches
will unite in a service at the First Church.
The usual form of worship, supple
mented by special music, will obtain at
the various Episcopal churches.
Requiem mass for the deceased members
of Lovola Assembly No. 1, Y. M. C. 1., will
be celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral, Rev.
Father Byrne officiating. The Thanksgiv
ing intention will be the feature of the
usual mass at the Catholic churches.
Congregation OhabaiShalome will listen
to a discourse on "What a Jew Has to Be
Thankful For" at the Bush-street Temple.
There will be appropriate services at the
Geary-street Temple, and Congregations
Emmanu-El and Sherith Israel will hold
joint services at the Taylor-street Temple,
Dr. Yoorsanger giving the sermon.
BLESSES A POPULACE.
Healer Schlatter Appears in
a Small Town in
BESIEGED BY CROWDS.
He Remains Long Enough to
Grasp the Hand of Each
RIDING AN IRON-GRAY HORSE.
A Multitude Follows the Lonely Trav
eler as He Continues His
ROUSE, Colo., Nov. 27. — A remarkable
scene was witnessed at Rouse this after
noon when a small boy on one street of
the coal-mining village cried out:
"Here he conies ! Here's Schlatter !"
The entire population rushed out of
doors and stood in wonder and reverence
as the familiar countenance of the strange
man was seen. He was riding an iron
gray horse, and had a roll of blankets
strapped behind the saddle. He spoke to
no one nor looked about him.
After he had passed out of the village
the population with one accord followed
him, some on foot, some on horseback and
others in wagons. About a mile beyond
the town they surrounded the stranger
and asked him if he would not stop and
bless them. The stranger kindly con
sented and dismonnted, while the pei pie
gathered about him and all were given an
opportunity to crasp his hand.
Schlatter talked but little and evaded
nearly all queries. He stated that he was
going south, and that he had traveled
twenty miles during the day, but did not
state his destination. After all had been
grasped by his big warm hand Scblatter
mounted again and rode away, being fol
lowed for several miles by men and boys
A number of Rouse people who had seen
Schlatter in Denver identilied him.
CLAIMS AGAINST ENGLAND
Indemnity Demanded for the
Seizure of a Tug and Its
The Crew Imprisoned in Canada Upon
Charges Alleged to Have Been
DETROIT, Mirn., Nov. 27.— A batch of
claims against the Government of Great
Britain, aggregating $100,000, has been
forwarded to the State Department at
Washington. The claimants are the owner,
master and crew of the tug Ruelle and its
consort, the barge Huron, which were
seized in the Detroit River by the Cana
dian revenue cutter Petrel last spring by
the Canadian authorities. The boats were
taken to Amherstburg. where the crews
were arraigned on the charge of "bringing
a scow laden with garbage into the Town
ship of Maiden."
The members of the Huron's crew were
sentenced to fourteen days at hard labor
in Sandwich Jail, and it also cost Mr.
Ruelle, the owner of the tug, $400 to have
his vessel released. It is claimed that the
tug and her consort were in American
waters when seized, and that the seizure
of the bouts and arrest of the members of
the crew were gross outrages.
The names of the claimants who peti
tion this Government to use its influence
in securing redress for the outrage are:
Alexander Ruelle, owner of the tug; Cap
tain Peter Delhier, Engineer Charles
Tate, Fireman I rank Norton and Sailors
James McCouthe and Edward Fields.
THURS TON'S SUCCESSOR.
Judge William R. Kelly Appointed General
Solicitor of the Union Pacific
OMaIIA.Xebr., Nov. 27. — Judge William
R. Kelly has been appointed general so
licitor of the Union Pacific Railroad, to
succeed Senator Thurston, resigned.
Judge Kelly is one of the best-known at
tornes*s in the West. He is a uative of
Oh io, ana was born in 1849. He removed
to Dewitt County, Illinois, in ISSS, and
when but 16 years of age enlisted as a
private soldier in Company E, Twentieth
Illinois, in March, 1864, and served until
the close of the war. He was admitted to
the bar in 1869. He was appointed general
attorney for Nebraska for the Union
Pacific "in February, 1888, and the follow
ing year removed to Omaha. He has been
general attorney for the road in Nebraska
since his residence in Omaha, and for sev
eral years has been assistant general so
MAXGZEO HI DYNAMITE.
Two Mine Workmen Get Into the Way of
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., Not. 27.—
Joseph Branca's head was blown from his
shoulders and Ambresto Cibani received
injuries that will result in his death by an
explosion at the Chapin mine at an early
hour yesterday morning, the result of their
The men were working partners and were
engaged in blasting ore. They had charged
three holes with dynamite and fired them.
Two of the shots promptly exploded, but
the third hung fire. The men, having
counted wrong, returned to the room just
as the third explosion took place.
Branca was horribly mangled and Cibant
had both hands blown off and an eye
knocked out. Both men were married and
had large families.
Seeking Home* for Colonists.
LITTLE ROCK, Abk., Nov. 27.-George
0. Howard, the well-known ex-vice presi
dent of the National A. R. U., is in this
city looking for locations for co-operative
colonies in Arkansas. He is in touch with
about 75,000 sturdy, hard-working Ameri
can citizens who are in search of homes.
He is well impressed with the State and
thinks he can locate several thousand here.
Two Women Suffocated.
ST. H\'ACINTHE, Quebec, Xov. 27.—
Fire started in La Pierre's boarding-housa
early this morning, but was extinguished
before the building was entirely destroyed
Two women, Georeiana Malbeuf 'and
Rosalie Gauthier, were suffocated.
Ingleside opens her pretty gates to-day*
Miners Want More Pay.
SOUTH McALESTER, I. T., Nov. 27.—
The Krebs and Coal^ate miners held a
meeting yesterday at which resolutions
were adopted calling for a Territorial
mas3-meeting of miners for the purpose of
requesting trie mine companies to ad
vance the miners' pay 25 per cent per ton
and to restore the old rules.
DR. FROTHINGHAM DEAD.
He Was a Leader in the Movement for the
Promotion of Rationalism in
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 27.— The Rev. Oc
tavius Brooks Frothingham, the celebrated
litterateur, author and Unitarian divine,
died to-day, aged 73.
Octavius Brooks Frothingham was born
in Boston on November 26, 1822, was grad
uated at Harvard in 1843, and after three
years in the divinity school was ordained
pastor of the North Church (Unitarian) at
Salem, Mass. He preached in Jersey City,
N. J., in 1855-59, then removed to New
York and became pastor of a congregation
that in 1860 was organized as the Third
Unitarian Congregational Church, and
represented the most radical branch of bis
denomination. He dissolved this society
in 1579, and went to Europe, and on his
return in 1881 formally withdrew from
specific connection with any church, devot
ing himself to literature in Boston.
Mr. Frothingham had been a leader in
the movement that had for its object the
promotion of rationalist ideas in theology,
and had largely contributed to various
journals and reviews. In 1867 he became
first oresident of the Free Religious Asso
ciation. He was for a time art critic for
tbaNew York Tribune.
Mr. Frothinghara has published more
than 150 sermons and was the author of
the following works: "Stories from the
Lips of the Teacher" (Boston, 1863;;
"Stories from the Old Testament" (1864);
"Child's Boot of Religion" (J866); "Re
ligion of Humanity" (New York. 1873);
; 'Life of Theodore "Parker" (Boston, 1874);
"Transcendentalism in New England"
(New York, 1876); "Cradle of the Christ"
(1877); "Life of Gerrett Smith" (1878);
"Life of George Riplev" (Boston, 1882),
and "Memoirs of William Henry Char
GOVERNED BY IMBECILES.
Senator Lodge's View of the
Present Condition of This
Says All Europe Is Taking Advantage
of Cleveland's Vacillating
BOSTON, Miss., Nov. 27.— Senator Lodge
returned to his old home to-day after his
extended European trip. "When seen by a
Call correspondent to-night, he consented
to give his views on the various interna
tional questions of importance at the pres
"I see that a number of papers have
favored me with a good deal of pleasant
attention and have called me a jingoist.
Names are of very little consequence, but
the foreign policy of the United States is
of vast consequence and still is extremely
simple. I do not mean to cast any asper
sions UDon the head executive, but I do
think that we have acted far too slowly in
"You may say that all that concerns us
in the present troubles in Armenia is the
American citizens who are there and whose
lives are a sacred trust to this Government.
It is this narrow-sighted policy which I
condemn. The cat.se of the poor, terror
stricken Armenians, being murdered by
thousands, is as much a question with the
United States as if the lives of her own
citizens were at stake. I would exact the
last reparation, even if American guns had
to be heard in the Straits of Dardenelles.
"As regards Venezuela I can see no
chance for litigation. The Monroe doc
trine is clear and explicit in every sense
of the word. If Great Britain is in the
right let her force her claims, otherwise
relinquish them. The issue is simple.
These South American countries are eager
to open their markets to be brought into
closer connection with us. We are the
head and supreme Jeader in this hemi
sphere, and we must not suffer our posi
tion to be abated one jot. To-day in
Europe they recognize American power.
While they see the wealth and strength of
the United States, they believe that in
foreign affairs — thanks to the vacillation
and the hesitation of the last four years —
we aro never serious. That is why Mr.
Waller languishes in prison; that is why
England is treading on our toes in Alaska,
in Venezuela and in other sections; that is
why even the most demoralized country
of Europe holds our country up to ridicule.
Kach and all, every one, they do not be
lieve that we mean what we say, and we
never shall 'mean what we say until we
put a new administration into the White
House and put the Government of the
country into the hands of men, not im
CREMATED IX HIS HOME.
Horrible Fate of an Aged Minister in a
AMESBURY, Mass., Nov. 27.— Rev. J.
H. Brown, one of the oldest and most
widely known clergymen in the East, was
burned to death to-day at his home in
Kensington, N. H.
Mr. Brown lived alone at the homestead,
attended by an old domestic only. This
morning the neighbors saw a volume of
smoke issuing from the house, and on go
ing to investigate discovered that it was
on fire. There was no apparatus at hand
and the flames had to take their course.
After the tire had ceased a search was
made for the body of the aged preacher,
and when found nothing but charred
The sad event cast a deep gloom over the
neighborhood, for Mr. Brown was widely
known and respected.
Capain Kees is presiding judge at Ingleside.
LIETJTENASI WHITE MESIGSS.
Sequel to the Trouble About the Revenue
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 27.—Lieu
tenant Chester M. White of the United
States revenue cutter Bear arrived at the
Ebbitt House to-night. He called at the
Treasury Department to-day and formally
tendered his resignation from the service
on account of the unpleasantness between
him and Captain Healy, as published ex
clusively in The Call's dispatches.
The department has as yet taken no ac
tion in the matter, and none will be taken
until Captain Healy has been given a
chance to make his defense. Nothing has
been received from him yet. The depart
men received a telegram from him saying
that he was preparing his defense.
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RICH BUT NOT HAPPY
Millionaire Peter McGecgh
of Milwaukee Kills
AT OUTS WITH HIS WIFE.
Her Action for a Divorce the
Probable Cause of the •
ONCE A NOTED SPECULATOR.
The Suicide Famed as the Man Who
Attempted to Corner the Lard
of the Country.
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Nov. 27.— Peter
McGeogh, who lives opposite the Soldiers'
Home in an elegant mansion, ordered his
carriage to go to the city at 10:30 o'clock
this morning and then went upstairs. He
was not seen alive after that. As he did
not appear the servants became alarmed
and instituted a search for him. Miss
Annie Beese, who has been a servant in
the house for about a year, looked through
the keyhole of the bathroom door, which
was locked, and saw McGeogti lying on the
floor with a 38-caliber revolver in hia hand.
He had shot himself through the mouth
and death was presumably instantaneous.
The servant immediately notified Major
W. \V. Rowley of the Soldiers' Home and
an intimate acquaintance of McGeogh,
who immediately sent for his son Arthur,
who resides in the city.
When found McGeogh had on his busi
ness suit and was apparently ready to
start for the city. The servants noticed
nothing peculiar about his actions at break
fast time. "v
McGeogh's suicide is believed to have
been the result of divorce proceedings be
gun last Monday by Mrs. McGeogh on the
ground of incompatibility of temper.
Mr. McGeogh is well known in Chicago
and is counted among Milwaukee's mil
lionaires. Mrs. McGeogh was Mrs. Libbey
of Kenwood, a suburb of Chicago, when
she met McGeogh. They were married
about eight years ago at the Leland Hotel
in Chicago. Since their marriage they
have lived at the National-avenue home
stead of McGeough while in this city.
Mrs. McGeoph had a daughter when she
married McGeogh, and the daughter has
made her home with her brother. Mc-
Geogh had three ohildren, a son and two
daughters, who after his marriage, occu
j pied a house on Grand avenue which their
father provided. Since Mrs. McGeogh left,
one of the daughters, it is understood, has
I been keeping house for her father.
No man was for years better known on
the Chicago and Milwaukee Boards of
Trade than Peter McGeogh. He was a
oaring speculator op to the disastrous lard
deal of ISS3, when he attempted to corner
the lard of the country, which scheme
failed. Daniel Wells Jr. of Milwaukee
was interested with him in the deal and a
long, acrimonious lawsuit followed.
Died at His I'ost.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 27.— Failing to
I receive a response to the repeated ringing
j of the bell calling: for the reversing of the
j engines on the ferry-boat Dr. Frederick
' Hill last night, Captain Seeler went below
and found Engineer Charles Newell lying
on the floor in an unconscious condition.
He died in a few minutes. Mr. Newell
was 65 years of age and was subject to
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