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teams and polo ponies and rigs of all sorts,
carts, drags, coaches, carriages, tandem
carts, all "quite tit and things that would
delight an Englishman's eye.
The first social affair in connection with
the show was the stag dinner given last
evening by President Henry J. Crocker at
his residence at the corner of Washington
and Laguna. It was in the nature of an
official dinner in honor of the opening of
the show, and those present were the
judges from New York, the editor of Rider
and Driver and directors of the Horse
Show Association. The guests were as
John Parrott, W. S. Hobart, W. 08.
Macdonough, George A. Newhall, George
Pope, F. T. Underbill. S. W. Taylor Jr.,
R. F. Carman, H. K. Bloodgood, J. D.
Grant, Kussell J. Wilson, Maurice Cnsey,
H. J. Crocker, P. E. Bowles.
.Southern facijic Holds Out.
CHICAGO, Ills., Dec. 2.— Efforts have
been abandoned to eet the Southern Pacific
into the Western Immigrant Clearing-house
at the meeting of the Chicago Clearing
house. It was decided to-day that a meet
ing w#uld be held in New York in the near
future and the matter be again rehearsed
there. The date of the meeting was not
tixed. The failure of the Southern Pacific
to come into the Clearing-house for the
time mars the usefulness of the trans
continental passenger associations, but it
is not believed it can hold out long, owing
to the extraordinary pressure which is be
ing brought to bear.
MORGAN MURDER TRIAL.
Criminal Court Room at Omaha
Crowded With Curious
Fhotqgrapirs Depicting the Horrible
Death of Ida Gaskell Shown
to the Jury.
OMAHA, Nebr., Dec. 2.— The Criminal
Court room to-day presented the appear
ance of the days of tne Libbie Beech'.er
trial. The crowd present this morning
tilled the room completely. The fact that
tne details of the horrible assault and mur
der committed upon Ida Gaskill were ex
pected was sutficient to cause an influx of
Morgan, the accused murderer, was led
into the room before the crowd had assem
bled and again assumed the attitude which
has become characteristic of him, that of
leaning his left arm lightly on the table at.
his side and bending his slightly scowling
eyes on the jury.
The photographs made exhibits in the
evidence show Ida Gaskill as she lay on
the slab in the Morgue, with her hair hang
ing over the edge of the slab. The damp
of death had not straightened out the
curls and waves. Her face was exposed in
three positions, one showing the leftside
of the neck, with the dark prints of four
linger-nails plainly visible. A spot in the
center of the forehead denoted that a blow
must have been struck.
The features were somewhat swollen
and darkened with the blueness of stran
culation. the tongue slightly protruding,
the mouth open, gasping. The shroud
which was used to cover the body had
been carelessly drawn back from the left
shoulder and hunir in graceful drapery
over the right breast, exposing the left,
arm, which was large and perfect in its
I'omour. The arm was bent at the elbow,
the photograph delineating the graceful
curves and indentations made by its full
ness and plumpness showing very plainly.
The forearm was extended across her
breast above the drapery, the hand partly
closed, one finger being encircled by a
small plain ring. The pictures were
handed to the jury for examination, ana
.as each one glanced at the representation
of a cruel death his face became con
tracted with horror and the pictures were
quickly passed along.
VEGA CABRAL'S BRUTALITY
After Being Tortured at the Stake
Evariste Was Sent to
Residents of French Guiana May Soon
Avenge Themselves Upon the
[Special Correspondence of The United Press. J
GEORGETOWN", Demerara, B. G., Nov.
19. — Latest advices from the contested ter
ritory between Brazil and French Guiana
report that Vega Cabral, the uncrowned
kins and autocratic ruler of Counani, Car
sevenne and Mapa, continues his open hos
tility toward all French subjects and has
now a number of them in captivity. It is
now announced that Evariste, who piloted
the French gunboat Bengoli to Amapa,
and who, it was reported, has been burned
at the stake at the order of Cabral, did not
die. It appears that Cabral had given the
order for the man to be burned and he was
prepared for execution. He was tied to a
stake, the wood about him was lighted and
be became unconscious from his torture,
which gave rise to the statement that he
had perished. It appears, however, that
when he lost consciousness Cabral ordered
the fire quenched and that efforts be made
to restore Evariste. Their efforts were
finally successful and Evariste was com
mitted to prison.
The situation is considered most critical,
and the official as well as public opinion is
; now that at all points of the contested
property the lives of the French subjects
will be seriously imperiled if the Govern
ment does not take resolute military steps
to occupy the whole of these regions or to
at least break the power of Cabral.
Should the National Government at
Paris delay much longer to take the neces
sary steps in this matter, the people of
Cayenne will themselves undertake the
task of taking vengeance upon Cabral. and
an expedition — the cost of which will be
defrayed.by public subscriptions and prob
ably 'augmented by colonial funds— will
be dispatched to Mapa to avenge the
death of those who have been sacrificed by
Cabral, to liberate, if possible, those
French subjects now held as Drisouers by
Cabral, and to assert the rights of the
Guianese to inhabit on equal terms, at
least, with Brazilian subjects, the con
Out of the State Legislature.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Dec. 2.—Ben
jamin F. Russell sent a telegram to Gov
ernor Stone to-day tendering his resigna
tion as member of the House of Repre
sentatives from Crawford County. This
was made necessary by Mr. Russell's elec
tion as Sergeant-at- Arms of the National
House of Representatives. Governor Stone
at once accepted the resignation.
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WON BY THE "KID"
Rattling Battle Between
Lavigne and Joe
FIGHT OF LIGHTWEIGHTS
The Saginaw Lad Held Out for
Fifteen Rounds and Won
GIVE AND TAKE TO THE CLOSE.
During the Lively Scrimmages, How
ever, the Champion Came Very
Near Losing an Ear.
MASPETH, L. L, Dee. 2.— The fifteen
round contest between Joe Walcott, Tom
O'Rourke's colored protege, and George
Lavigne, better known as the "Saginaw
Kid," attracted one of the largest crowds
to the Empire Athletic Club that has been
seen since the club was opened.
Both men were unbeaten lightweights,
and the decision practically decided the
lightweight championship. By a previous
arrangement between the lads the decision
was to go to Lavigne if he should be on
his feet at the end of fifteen rounds. The
colored boxer was favorite at 10 to (>. The
opening bout was to be between Solly
Smith and Jerry Marshall, but at the last
moment it was announced that as Mar
shall weighed in three pounds overweight
Smith refused to fight, and Caspar Leon
of New York and Joe Elms of Boston
(colored) were substituted in a six-round
It was 9 o'clock when Elms and Leon
got together. Tim Hurst was referee.
Leon commenced the attacks, but for a few
moments the colored lad held his own.
Toward the end of the first round Leon,
however, fought the Boston boy all over
the ring, knocking him to the floor. The
second and third rounds were in Leon's
favor and showed that Elms was out
Leon slipped in the fourth round and
Elms made a desperate attempt to foul
him but was prevented by the referee. Im
mediately after Elms repeated his fouling
tactics and the referee stopped the bout
after one minute and 38 seconds, awarding
the decision to Leon.
Walcott was the first of the stars to en
ter the ring. He was attended by Tom
O'Rourke and George Dixon. Lavigne was
loudly cheered as he clambered through
the rope?. He was seconded by Sam
Fitzpatrick, Teddy Alexander and Tommy
Ryan. Both lads weieh a pound or so un
der the limit of 133 pounds.
Round I— Wakott opened up with a right
lightly on the ear. Lavigne led with his left,
but the colored lad stepped away smiling. La
vigne put in his right lightly on the wind.
Lavigne sent a good right on the ribs and Wal
cott retaliated with his left on the body. La
vigne sent in a hot right on the jaw, but did
not phase Walcott. Lavigne fell thort with a
left lead lor the ribs.
Round 2— Walcott was the first to lead with
a blow on the neck. Futile sparring -followed
and again Walcott got in on the neck. Lavigne
fell short and Walcott again got his left on the
neck. A rattling exchange followed, but La
vigne's blows did not seem to bother the col
ored lad any. Lavigne forred the fighting for
a time, but Walcott got in a left uppercut be
fore the end of the round.
Round 3— Walcott led with his left on the
jaw, eetting away from the return attain. Wal
cott reached the jaw and then landed a smash
ing right on the ribs. Walcott put in a hot
left on the ribs and Lavigne retaliated on the
head. Lavigne started to force the battle and
lauded a couple of terrific lefts on the heart
and a smashing right in the face.
Round 4— After some sparring Walcott led
with his left, but Lavigne got his jaw
out of the way. Lavigne landed his right
on the ribs and his lett on the head. A couple
of hot rallies followed and Lavigne appeared
rather tired, but was smiling at the end of the
round. The referee cautioned Walcott about
not breaking away from clinches.
Round s— They got together quickly, but
exchanges were light. Lavigne sent a hard
right into the ribs, taking a left in the same
place from Walcott. The colored boy neatly
closed Lavigne's left eye with a hot right
hander. Lavigne rushed Walcott to the roues,
but the colored boy quickly woke up and land
ed right and left three or four times on the
face and eye. Lavigne rallied and had Walcott
on the ropes when t lie bell rang.
Round 6— Walcott landed botli hands on
the chest. Lavigne kept trying for the head,
but his blows did not seem to affect Walcott
much. Lavigne sent in his right on the neck,
repeated a moment later on the jaw and bring
ing Walcott to his knes Lavigne landed his
right under the ear and had Walcott on the
ropes when the bell rang.
Koiind 7— Walcott landed lightly on the face
and alter taking a hot right in the face with a
smile rushed at Lavigne, but the white lad was
too clever and slipped well. Lavigne rushed,
and slipping came to his knees. Walcott put
in a couple of eye-binders, but the '-Kid"
only grinned as he dodged the rushes that
Round B— Walcott led with his left on the
jaw and a moment after an uppercut with the
right. Walcott rushed but the "Kid" clinched,
and on breaking away the negro sent his right
in the wind. Walcott sent in some hot body
blows that made the 'Kid" wince. The Michi
gan boy kept landing his right on the head,
but did not seem to bother Walcott.
Round B— After a lot of fiadling Walcott put
his right twice on the "Kid's" face. Walcott
tried an uppercut but missed and took a left
swing on the jaw as he turned. A terrific right
swing nearly severed Lavigne's ear, which was
hanging half off. It seemed to* pain the "Kid"
and he adopted defensive tactics, clinching be
fore the bell sounded.
Round 10— Walcott's left fell short, but a
moment later he succeeded in sending ia a
right and left on the sides of the head. Lavigne
sent in a hard blow on the ribs with the left,
Dut Walcott had the best of the exchanges
that followed. Lavigne was putting up a
strong and game fight, but Walcott appeared to
have the advantage.
Kound 11 — They exchanged lefts Jand
Lavigne clinched. Lavigne adopted saving
tactics, and cleverly eluded Joe's rushes.
Lavigne's ear commenced to bleed afresh, and
his face and chest were covered with blood.
Walcott could not get inside the "Kid's"
guard in this round, try as he would.
Round 12— Walcott started with the left on
the "Kid's" damaged ear. In a hot rally the
"Kid" rushed Walcott to the ropes. The
"Kid" slipped to his knees in a rush, but
quickly recovered, and again forced the blacic
to the ropes. Lavigne had all the best of the
round, and his supporters went wild with
enthusiasm. Both men were tired at the end
of the round.
Round 13— Walcott put a sounding right on
the ribs, but the "Kid" sent in his left on the
chin and staggered the colored boy. Heavy
exchanges followed and Lavigne twice forced
the black fellow to the ropes. Lavigne swung
his right on Walcott's jaw and had the negro
very tired when the bell raiiß.
Round 14— Walcott rushed, but his blows
were cleverly stopped. Walcott made a terrific
attempt at a right-hand uppercut and fairly
threw himself flat on the floor In his effort.
Lavignc then went for his man right and left,
hammer and tongs. He pummeled Walcott
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1895.
all over the ring and almost had the black fel
low out. 'Walcott clinched aud the bell saved
Round 15— Walcott came tip very weak and
Lavigne swung his right twice on the neck. A
straight left on the jaw staggered the darky.
Another left on the neck nearly sent AValcott
to the ropes.
The scene when the bell rang and when
the referee, according to agreement, pro
nounced Lavigne the winner, was one of
great enthusiasm. Young Griffo got in
the ring and threw up his hat and the
crowd clamored into the ring and congrat
ulated the winner, who fully deserved it,
having fought a grand light.
A'ATIOXALS MEET AT RIVERSIDE.
Ordinary Time Made and So Records
liroken by the Wheelmen.
RIVERSIDE, Cat,., Dec. 2.— The Na
tional circuit-riders were enthusiastically
received here to-day upon the occasion of
the National meet, but the large crowd
present at Weelmen's Park was somewhat
disappointed when the crack class of riders
acquitted themselves no better. The track
was in perfect condition and the weather
good, barring a slight wind. No records
w*»re broken, and in fact very ordinary
time was made. Among the visiting con
testants are J. M. Campbell, Spokane,
Wash.; F. E. Shefski, Salt Lake, Utah;
Tom Cooper, Detroit, Mich. ; E. F. Bald,
Buffalo, N. V. ; Earl Kiser. Syracuse, N.
Y\; "William M. RandalJ, Rochester, N.
V.; "W. A. Terrell, C. S. Wells, 11. Free
man, J. E. Wing, Floyd McFarland, 11.
Downing, San Francisco; Emil Ulbricht,
W. A. Burke, W. Hatton, G. Schmidt, F.
G. Lacy, C. M. Castieman, Phil Kitchen,
H. Slater, D. E. Whitman, Eugene S.
Weaver, W. Yeoman, H. B. Cromwell,
Following are the summaries:
Novice mile race, W. J. Langstaff, Riverside,
won ; X. B. Converse, Riverside, second. Time,
One mile open, class B, first heat, E. C. Bald
won, S. C. Wells second, W. X. Randall third;
time, 2:38 4-5. Second heat, E. Kiser won,
Tom Cooper second. W. A. Burke third ; time,
2:23 3-5. Final heat, Bald won, Cooper sec
ond; time, 2:11 1-5.
One mile, class A, W. A. Taylor, Duarte, v/on;
Floyd McFarland, San Jose, second. Time,
Two mile lap, class B—W. Hatton, P. Kitchen,
E. Ulbricht, C. 8. VVells. W. X. Randall and 11.
McCrea qualified in mile heats, and in the
final heat Hatton won, with 15 points; Wells
second, 7 points; Randall third, t> points.
Three-mile handicap, class A, J. E. Wing, San
Jose, 100 yards, won; J. I>. Peach, South Riv
erside, :tod yards, second. Time, 7 :09 2-5.
One-miie. handicap, class B, the entries were
Tom Cooper and Earl Kiser, scratch ; H. Mc-
Crea and C. S. Wells, 10 yard-;; W. A. Burke, '2s
yards; W. A. Terrell, '2s yards; E. Ulbricht and
\\\ Hatton, 35 yards; C. castieman, J. M.
Campbell, I*. Kitchen, 45 yards; F. Shefski, 55
yards. Cooper won, Kiser second, Wells third.
Time, 2:18 3-5.
After the close of the programme Wil
liam Hamilton, who recently made a rec
ord on 2:00 2-5 at Denver, went a paced
mile, flying start, to establish a track rec
ord. He made the mile in 1:59 2-5.
WILL ROW IX ESGLAXD.
Yale's Crew 'to Meet the Winner of the
NEW HAVEN, Cox*., Dec. L\— A meet
ing between the Yale crew and the winner
of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race during
the coming year is now an assured fact.
For a month past the possibility of such
an action being taken has been a source of
discussion among the students and under
graduates at Yale, and, as a result of the
peculiar popular feeline lor such a match,
negotiations are now in progress toward
The recent athletic contests between
American and English college teams has
awakened the greatest interest in the lead
ing colleges of both countries for the con
tinuation of these contests. Both coun
tries now stand on an even basis, the defeat
of the Yale team in London in 1894 by the
Oxford College team having been wiped
out by the victory of this year. Assurances
have been received from both English col
leges that a match for aquatic supremacy
could be looked on as an assured fact, and
it can now be said positively that a Yale
crew will visit England in 189 G.
SCHOOL CHILIHtEX jyjURET).
I'rnbable Fatal Effect of a falling Oiling
•1/ >e\o Jersey.
PATERSON. N. .1., Dec. 2. -The falling
of a ceiling in Public School No. 3 in Main
street, shortly after 11 o'clock this morn
ing, resulted in the serious, if not fatal in
jury, of a little eirl and the painful injury
of at least a dozen other pupils. When
the du*t had partly subsided, a number of
cnildren were found to be injured. Some
•were unconscious, and most all seemed to
be in a half-fainting condition. The most
serious injured were Bella Craig, aged 10,
scalp almost torn from Her head; Archie
Graham, aged 9, and Ida Hartzburg, also
very badly cut about the head.
Racing at JVetr Orlcan*.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Dec. 2.— Six furlongs,
Gladiola won, Newhouse second, Nikita third.
Seven and a half furlongs, Logan won, Jake
Zimmerman second, imp. l'erey third. Time,
One mile, Jim Hogg won, Jim Flood second,
Miss Perkins third. Time, 1:43.
One mile, Cave Spring wou, Squire G second,
Booze third. Time, 1:42.
One mile, Lagniappe won, Lester second,
Lulu T third, lime, 1:42%.
CLEARED BY A CONFESSION
Instead of Sentencing Langer
man the Recorder Made
Barbara Aub, Who Preferred the
Charge, Admitted That She
NEW YORK, Dec. 2.— Tnere was a great
sensation in Part 2 of the Court of General
Sessions this morning when Recorder
Goff called Walter S. Langerman to the
bar for sentence. Langerman was con
victed last Tuesday on a charge of crim
inally assaulting Barbara Aub.
When Langerman was called to the bar
the Recorder, instead of sentencing him
to fifteen years as almost every one ex
pected, startled the throng of spectators
by saying: "Barbara Aub has admitted
to me in an afiidavit that Langerman is
innocent of the charge upon which he was
convicted. She also admits that her testi
mony at the trial against this man was
entirely false. Langerman is therefore
discharged upon the charge upon his own
recognizance. He stands committed, how
ever, to the House of Detention as a wit
ness in probable proceedings against Bar
bara Aub for perjury."
Langerman sobbed aloud as the Recorder
spoke. Barbara Aub was brought into
court a little later. The Recorder com
mitted her to the city prison to await the
actioa of the Grand Jury. He said to her:
"You have done more harm to the law
than you did to Langerman."
Emmet Will Sue for a Divorce.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 2.— Fritz Emmet
Jr. will file an application for a divorce
to-morrow, alleging cruelty and desertion.
His wife, who is here with the Rose Cogh
lan Company this week, will not contest
the case. In the allegations Emmet states
that his wife deserted him in Texas last
September after previously having charged
him repeatedly with infidelity and having
abused him by the use of obscene epi
MADE A GREAT RUN
Trip of the Empire Express
From New York to
SHORTENING THE TIME.
An Accident Caused a Failure
to Establish a New
WILL YET BEAT THE ENGLISH.
During Portions of the Rapid Journey
the Train Encountered Snow
BUFFALO, N. V., Dec. 2.— The Empire
State express made a phenomenal run
from New York to this city to-day, and
but fora trifling accident near the end of
the journey would have established a new
world's record for a regular train. The
iron scoop which takes water from the
track tanks struck an obstacle at Churchill,
fifty miles from here, and became dis
placed, so that a stop bad to be made and
the scoop removed. Twenty-five minutes
were lost in this way. The train arrived
here at 5:08 p. si., twenty-three minutes
behind schedule time.
The New York Central Railroad Com
pany decided to lop oft twenty-live min
utes from the running time of the Empire
State express between New York and
Buffalo in order to maintain their claim
fof operating the fastest regular train in
Recent reductions in the schedule times
of trains between London and Edinburgh
have given England the claim of having
the fastest train in the world. On the east
coast route from Kingscross to Edinburgh
the run of 392J< miles is made in 450 min
utes, an average speed of 52.46 miles an
hour. The New York Central people there
fore decided to cut down their running
time and mnke the 441 miles between New
York and Buffalo at the rate of s'6}i miles
an hour ajid place America ahead for rapid
The new schedule was made by taking
five minutes off the time from New York
to Albany, ten minutes off from Albany to
Syracuse and ten minutes from Syracuse
The fir.st train to run on the new sched
ule left the Grand Central depot at 8:30 a.
m. to-day. It consisted of th* regular Em
pire State express train, made up of a buf
fet-car, a drawing-room, two day coaches
and engine 870. The special car Mariquita,
an additional weight of lOti.ooo pounds,
was attached to the rear of the train. In
the special car were General Passenger
Agent George H. Daniels, J. C. Y'aeger,
general superintendent of the Wagner
Palace Car Company, and other railway
officials and newspaper men. Conductor
B. H. Dayton was in charge of the train.
Engineer Archie Buchanan was at the
throttle and A. Elliot was fireman.
JThe weather was unpropitious, the rain
mating t he rails wet ana slippery, and the
trip was finished in the teeth of a snow
A couple of minutes was lost getting out
of New York. After passing Spuyten
Dnyvil the first speeding was done. The
first hundred miles were made in 110l£
minutes, an average of 54.29 miles per
hour. The train rolled into Albany, where
the lirsi stop was made, at 11:06 a. m., four
minutes ahead of time.
The 148 miies from New York were made
in 156 minutes. There was a live-minute
stop at Albany and engine 999 took the
place of engine 870.
The train arrived in Syracuse 2:40 min
utes ahead of schedule time. A stop of
live minute*- was made, engine 904 taking
the place of 869, and the train left the Salt
City on time. Rochester was reached at
3:20 p. M. and the train left there three
minutes late in a snowstorm. Buffalo was
reached at 5:08, just twenty-three minutes
behind schedule time.
DEATH or A YOUSG- CADET.
Albert liittman'it Body Found on a Road
Jfoar H'tmtego, Kansas.
WAMKGO, Kans., Dec. 2.— The body of
Albert Bittinan, a young West Point
cadet, was found in the road near here to
day. When the body was brought here
to-day three letters were found in his
pockets, with other unmistakable evidences
that he had, in a moment of insanity,
taken his own life. One letter was ad
dressed to the pprsons finding the body
and p;ave directions for its disposition.
Another was addressed to his father, and
its contents, so far as made public, are
that it was not the great disappointment
of Having to resign his cadetship that
caused him to commit the deed. What it
was will probably remain a secret for all
lime. A third letter was addressed to a
young lady with whom he was intimately
acquainted at Manhattan.
It is not yet known when the young man
arrived in Wamego, but it is believed he
came on Saturday nieht's train from Kan
sas City. No one, however, saw him alight,
and he must have stepped off on the dark
side of the train, wandering about all
night, perhaps walking to his old home
and then retracing his steps.
The young man was born in Louisville
twenty years ago. His father I 3 a mer
chant there. G. M. Bitman of Leaven
worth was his uncle. He was the success
ful candidate in the First Congressional
District for a West Point cadetsbip in 1893,
and had passed his first year at that mili
tary institution. He could not stand the
severe strain he was put through in the
strict discipline, and a constitution that
was not the best to begin with gave way
and he was sent to the hospital. Then he
determined to resign, which he did, going
to St. Louis, where he visited some rela
tives a week or so.
took rat roisoy.
Suicide of a Young Woman Who Was
Croaued in Lore.
BUTLER, Mo.. Dec. 2.— Fannie, daugh
ter of Judge J. C. Phillips, living five miles
east of here, took rat poison Saturday
evening and died this morning. She was
in her eighteenth year and was highly
esteemed by all who knew her. Her
parents had opposed her marriage to a
young man. The fact that she had taken
the poison was not discovered until the
next morning, Her mother asked what
she could do for her. Fannie said :
"Nothing; I have done it ill," and told
her mother and father all that she had
done and that she would rather die than
not marry her lover, and that she would
sooner die than marry any one over her
parents' objection. When the physician
said her recovery was not to be antici
pated her father asked her if she would
like to see her lover. She said "Yes,"
and he was sent for and was with her in
her last moments.
ESDEn BY A COMPROMISE.
Zong and Bitter Struggle for the I'osses-
• ion of a Railroad.
GALVESTON, Tex., Dec. 2.— The long
ana bitter war between the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas Railroad system and the In
ternational and| Great Northern Railroad
Company for the possession of the halves
ton, Houston and Henderson Railroad be
tween Houston and Galveston, furnishing
an outlet at tidewater on the gulf, has ter
minated in a compromise after being be
fore the State and Federal courts for about
The terms of the compromise, as agreed
upon between the owners of the respective
properties, provide that the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Company shall
transfer to the International and
Great Northern Company 4999 shares
of the capital stock of the Gal
veston, Houston and Henderson Railroad,
of the par value of $100 per share, beioe
one-half of the total amount of the Gal
veston, Houston ana Henderson Com
pany, less one share, the "Katy" retain
ing 4999 shares, and the two remaining
shares being placed with some party
agreed upon by both the contending roads
in order to secure the strict and impartial
carrying out of the terms of the agree
ment. In consideration for this transfer
of stock the International and Great
Northern surrenders tne 99-year lease
made in 1888, by which it secured exclu
sive possession and control of the G. H.
and H. property and franchise to be can
celed and abrogated.
EVENTFUL WEDDING TOUR.
An American Citizen Separated
From His Bride on a Visit
Compelled to Serve in the Army Be
cause He Was a Native of
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 2. — Elmer
Keller, a naturalized citizen living at 719
East Sixth street, is about to bring to the
attention of the State Department an out
rage he was subjected to by the Hungarian
Government. He is well known in the
Hungarian colony and demands $20,000
indemnity. Deep interest is taken in his
Keller was married on September 2,
1894, and went on his wedding tour to
Hungary, his native land, which he had
left seven years ago. At Buda-Pesth, on
March 16 of this year, he received a sum
mons from the Associate County Judge
to appear before the Military Commis
sioners for examination regarding his
fitness for the army. Being an American
citizen, he ignored the order. Receiving a
second summons, he went before the
Judge and showed his naturalization
papers. The Judge said, "If you are an
American citizen why did not you stay
Despite his protests and the lamenta
tions of his wife, he was forced into the
army and assigned to the regular K. K.
U. Infantry, Sixty-ninth Regiment. He
is not robust, and the trials of a soldier's
life told severely on him. His bride, from
whom he had been mercilessly torn, had
to live with relatives and peek menial em
ployment, as the pay of a Hungarian
soldier is only 6 kreutzers a day— about 2
The bride, after several months of cease
less endeavor, finally obtained an audi
ence with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
She fell on her knees and amid tears
bpgged for her husband's release. The
Minister did not act promptly and it was
six months after Keller was deprived of
his freedom before he was discharged. He
determined to lose no time getting out of
his native land, to which he had taken a
strong dislike. The American Minister,
however, it is claimed, delayed returning
his naturalization papers, which put him
to further delay.
Failing in health and ruined financially
he was in a sorry plight. He borrowed
money to come back to the United States,
but his wife still remains behind. He says
that any of his countrymen who have
made the United States their adopted
home are liable to be similarly treated.
KILLED IX A DRUXKEX ROW.
Allen Manu, a l'rivnte Soldier, Shot Ttotcn
at Wirfritu, Jin us.
WICHITA, KAHS., Dec. '.'.—Allen Mann,
a private soldier, belonging to Troop P,
Second Cavalry, was shot and fatally
wounded in a resort presided over by Ida
Putman at Junction City last night. The
man who did the shooting is Ben Oberdoff,
proprietor of the place. The cause of the
shooting was the efforts of drunken sol
diers to demolish the doors and windows
of the house. Tbe victim of the affair was
endeavoring to defend the place, and it is
stated fired two shots at the invaders.
OberdotT, hearing the shooting, rushed in
the back way, and the soldier pointed his
gun at him. Oberdoff fired tirst, the ball
striking the soldier in the neck, severing
the carotid artery, from the effects of
which he died about 7 o'clock this morn
ing. Oberdoff gave himself up to the au
thorities and was locked up pending an in
vestigation. A Coroner's jury viewed the
remains of the victim of the tragedy to-day
and will hold an inquest.
MAY YET REACH THE I'OZE.
Professor Diche Decides to Make Another
Trip to the Arctic.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 2.— Professor
Diche of the Kansas University said to
day that he had practically decided to
make another trip to the Arctic Ocean in
search of the pole, having received an offer
of assistance, but he declines to name the
source of the offer. It is supposed the
American Museum, under whose auspices
he joined the Peary expedition, has some
thing to do with the offer. The professor
said the insufficiency of the food supply
had been the sole cause of the failure of the
previous expeditions and that given plenty
to eat he will get to the north pole as easily
as he got within 800 miles of it. His present
plan is to creep around the west coast of
Greenland and then make a dash for the
pole by sledge or boat.
That Catarrh cannot be cured by local ap-
plications. You know that your blood
must be purified in order to cure your
catarrh. You know that
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MACEO IS CONFIDENT
Cuba's Insurgent Leader
Writes a Hopeful Letter
HAVE LOST NO GROUND.
Urgent Necessity for Concen
trated Effort on the Part of
Patriots in America.
GENERAL CAMPOS IS DICTATOR.
Practically Given Absolute Control,
He Is Offering Protection
BOSTON. Maps., Dec. 2.— The Cubans'
Patriotic League to-day received a letter
from G. F. Maceoin regard to the progress
of the war in the eastern part of Cuba. The
insurgent leader states that, in spite of all
reports from Spanish authorities, the in
surgents have not received the severe set
back which has been given out. The
whole of the eastern portion of the island,
with the exception of Santiago cle Cuba,
still remains in their hands and they have
Jost no ground in the west, as the territory
vacated by the advance of the regulars
was that which had been but merely occu
pied by advance detachments of the army,
and that the mountainous country as yet
proved too hard a nut for even General
Campos' skill to overcome.
General Maceo, however, gives the most
urgent necessity for a concerted effort on
the part of the patriots in the United
States in collecting money and ammuni
tions of war, as he realizes fully that the
strict attention being paid to the coast by
the Spanish cruisers will eventually stop
all re-enforcement 3 being landed. The in
surgent supply of both arms and ammuni
tion is sufficient for present needs, but will
not be adequate for the struggle yet to
come. He also states that the war is by
no means ended. While his conviction of
the ultimate success of the patriots re
mains unchanged he foresees that the
severest righting of the war is yet to come.
The Transcript to-night publishes a
special from Havana stating that General
Campos is now personally dictator of af
fairs at the capital. His recent dispatches
to the home Government have constantly
brought attention to the manner in which
bis hands were being tied by the civil au
thorities, and the result has been that he
has been given practically absolute con
trol, governing everything which in any
way will solve the quick ending of the
As a means of encouraging the planters
to continue their sugar-raising he has
offered to give military guard to any plan
tation making application and has also
offered other strong inducements. In this
manner he has already gained consider
able support from the plantation owners,
but mostly from those of Spaniards, the
Americans holding aloof and secretly if
not openly favoring the insurgents.
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I STAMPED ON A SHOE
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You say we are always advertising bargain*.
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That SPRECKKLS FENCE is still up, and to do
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clerks are polite and affable and will show you our
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bargains. This week we are offprins a bargain in
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m. Ladies, c&H your hns-
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