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swallow up the convention that its identity
and prominence would be practically de
stroyed.
Information was received this afternoon
that the committee of New Yorkers who
will visit Washington in its behalf will not
reach here until a late hour to-morrow.
They will also establish headquarters at
the Arlington.
The Pittsburg committee appears to be a
little late reaching the field, but word was
had to-night that two Pullman cars had
been chartered by the delegates from that
city, and that they would leave the Smoky
City to-night, arriving in Washington to
morrow morning.
The Ohio people are scrupulously re
fraining from participating in the struggle
for choice of location, contenting them
selves with booming the candidacy of Gov
ernor McKinley. and leaving the choice of
place io the friends of the various cities.
They express the hope, however, that the
convention may go to some central city,
and are inclined to believe that ultimately
either Chicago or St. Louis will be selected.
SESSIOX OF CALIFOJtyiASiS.
Every Honorable Menus to He Used to
ttrrure the Convention.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8.-Tbe
California convention boomers were in ses
sion until a late hour to-night at rooms in
the Arlington Hotel. The following were
present of the regular executive com
mittee: General Chipman, General Freid
ricb, H. Z. Osborne and M. H. d« Young,
National Committeeman for California,
and the following members of the auxil
iary committee: George A. Knight of
San Francisco; Frank Rader, Mayor of
Los Angeles; C. A. Hale of San Jose,
Lippman Sacha of San Francisco, and
Representatives Grove L. Johnson, Bar
ham, Maguire, McLaclilin, Hilborn and
Bowers.
Osborne and Rader. who were the first of
the California committee to arrive and
who have been hard at work for a week,
were called upon to report progress and to
give their views of the situation. Osborne
responded and stated that he and Rader
had canvassed among committeemen and
leading Senators and Representatives and
believed that there was a good chance for
San Francisco to win.
General Chipman and General Fried
rich also addressed the meeting, stating
their view? of the situation, for the inform
ation of Mr. De Young and the other late
arrivals.
After De Young and Hale and Sachs had
the situation explained to them it was re
solved that each man present should be
given an assignment to interview some
member of the National Committee. It
was decided that the presentation of Cali
fornia's claims to the National Committee
on Tuesday should be made by California*
representative on the committee. On mo
tion of Osborne, General Chipman and
(leorge A. Knight were selected to make
the addresses in behalf of San Francisco.
The National Committee list was checked
off, and eighteen or nineteen votes were
counted who would support San Francisco
and several more were probable support
ers. The committee decided to make no
deal*, but, as expressed by Osborne, to
stand pat.
Colonel Isaac Trumbo, who arrived this
morning, stated that he had seen the ex
ecutive committee and had presented Salt
Lake for the honor of entertaining the
convention, but that his suggestion was
not received wsth any degree of favor.
The icmmitteeraen said that if the con
vention went to the far West they would
rather go all the way to San Francisco.
Colonel Trnmbo thereupon said:
"Well, gentlemen, you can count us in
for San Francisco, far her selection will be
of mutual advantage to Utah and to Cali
fornia. " Colonel Trumbo said that the
committee appointed to come here in
Utah's behalf would work energetically
for San Francisco, as Salt Lake stood no
chance. Colonel Trumbo was assigned to
look after Mr. Youngblood, Alabama's
committeeman, and he may yet be brought
to San Francisco's support.
Yesterday it was decided by leading
supporters of Chicago, St. Louis and Pitts- j
trarg that San Francisco must not be i
allowed to carry off the prize, and the j
prospects of St. Louis were greatly strength
ened to-day by the arrival of twenty prom
inent Missourians, who announced that i
they had raised $75,000 against Chicago's |
(54,000. The St. Louis crowd proved to be j
great hustlers, and as Chicago is not well
represented here St. Louis stock went up.
The Missourians were not inclined to agree
to the combination against San Francisco,
especially when reminded that in 1888 the
Californians virtually gave the Democratic
Convention to St. Louis.
The California men wired Governor
Francis of Missouri to remind the St.
Louis men of that fact. Francis was Mis
souri's committeeman at the time of that
contest and he well remembered that Cal
ifornia had come to the support of St.
Louis. He telegraphed the St. Louis dele
gation here to support Han Francisco if
St. Louis could not win. Congressman
Joy of Missouri, who spent considerable
time in San Francisco with his brother
during the past year, also opposed any
combination against San Francisco and
favored San Francisco in case St. Louis
could not win. Ex-Congressman Frank,
now Mayor of St. Louis, was also partial
to San Francisco. In short St. Louis has
concluded to do some flirting with San
Francisco and endeavor to secure her sup
port in order to "do up" her great rival,
Chicago. On the other hand San Francis
co is coquetting with St. Louis in the
hope that if the city cannot win she will
throw her strength to San Francisco.
A dinner was given by Stephen B. Elkins
at his residence to-night at which were
present General Clarkson, Senators Quay
and Carter and Committeemen Hahn,
Manley, Campbell, Kerens and Fessenden,
Thomas v. Platt and Colonel Isaac
Trumbo.
Tbose present denied that this dinner
had'any political significance. Senator
Quay acknowledges privately that Pitts
burg stands but little chance." He believes
the convention lies between Chicago and
St. Louis.
In a I'osition to Dictate.
The New York Herald of December 1
announced that if San Francisco did not
get the convention in 1896 it would be able
to dictate where it would be held.
Jteeltned to fight Maher.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 9.— A special
to the Herald from Houston, Tex., says:
Robert Fitzsimraons to-day declined to
sign articles for a tight with Peter Maher
for Dan Stuart's $10,000 purse. He says
his terms are a $20,000 purse and a $5000
side bet.
Captain BnaaeWa Condition.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 8.-The
condition of Captain Bassett, the vener
able doorkenper of the Senate, was un
changed to-day.
Some of the things at Crock-
ers' are almost too pretty to use
— the sort of presents people
like. Writers' articles., bags,
calendars.
227 Poet street
215 Bush street
WORK FOR CONGRESS
Filling of the Committee
Vacancies First in
Order.
CLAIM OF THE SEALERS.
Senator Morgan Will Score the
British Embassador for
His Statement.
OPPOSE THE BIG AWARDS.
Cullom Will Make a Speech on His
Resolution Relative to the
Monroe Doctrine.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. B.— The sec
ond week in the Senate will be an undeter
minable quantity. Pending the filling of
committee vacancies but little business can
be transacted, and it is not expected that
these vacancies will be supplied before the
latter part of the week, if then. There is
no calendar and no order of bu&iness has
been agreed upon.
To-morrow, however, Morgan will call
up his resolution referring that part of
the President's message relating to the
payment of the British Bering Sea claims
to the Committee on Foreign Relations,
with instructions to examine into the ques
tion of liability to Great Britain and re
port to the Senate by bill or otherwise.
The speech which Morgan has carefully
prepared to accompany his motion will
consume the greater part of the afternoon.
It is said to be a severe arraignment of
the administration and a caustic criticism
on the "officious intermeddling," as he
terms it, of the British Embassador, who,
in an official dispatch to the British For
eign Office, made public first in London
and afterward in this country, controvert
ed some of Morgan's statements on the
floor of the Senate. Morgan originally
strongly antagonized the proposition to pay
great Britain the lump sum of $423,000 for
the alleced illegal seizure of Canadian
sealers prior to the award of the Paris
tribunal (of which he was a member)
without an investigation, and as the Presi
dent has aerain recommended such pay
ment the Alabama Senator, it is under
stood, will present his reasons for oppos
ing the payment of the British claim in
detail and in his most vigorous style. His
speech will probably create a considerable
sensation.
On Tuesday Culloni will address the
Senate on his resolution relative to the
Monroe doctrine, and the Illinois Senator
will take strong grounds for a pronounced
American policy in our dealings with
other nations.
To-morrow a special meeting of the
Judiciary Committee will be held to con
sider nomination of Rufus W. Pecknara,
to be Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court. As there appears to be no objec
tion to this nomination it is believed his
confirmation will speedily follow the
favorable report it is expected the com
mittee will make at the next executive
session.
Senator Hill reached Washington last
night and will be at the meeting of the
Judiciary Committee, of which he is a
member. It is asserted that the notable
visit which Senator Hill in company with
Secretary Lamont paid to the Attorney-
General "on legal business" a few weeks
ago had reference to Judge Peckham's
nomination.
No programme of business has been ar
ranged for the House this week, nor any
can be until Speaker Reed announces the
committees, and thus provides the neces
sary machinery for the full operation of
the body. Two diametrically opposite re
ports were in circulation yesterday re
garding the Speaker's intentions. One
was that the committees would be an
nounced Monday or Tuesday ; the other,
that the list would not be made up until
just before the adjournment for the holi
days.
The best judgment seems to be that the
Speaker will not be prepared to-morrow to
name the committees, and that the House
will adjourn, after a brief session, until
"Wednesday or Thursday, and thus permit
members to attena the meeting of the
National Republican Committee, called to
select the place of holding the convention
in 1896.
TRIED IN SHORT ORDER.
Rapid Conviction of the Slayer
of Ida Gaskill at
Omaha.
Made a Record for the Disposition of
a Murder Case in the State
of Nebraska.
OMAHA, Nebr., Dec. B.— The jury in
the case of George Morgan, accused of the
murder of Ida Gaskell, a girl 11 years of
age, November 3, went out last night and
brought in a verdict to-day rinding Mor
gan guilty and sentenced him to be
hanged.
This is one of the most radid murder
trials in this State. Only five weeks ago
to-day the body of the girl was found in a
closet in an old, deserted building, with
evidence that she had been criminally as
saulted and murdered. Suspicion was
directed to Morgan, who roomed in the
same building as the girl and her mother.
He was arrested after midnight and blood
was found on bis clothing and hands.
An attempt was made to lynch him the
next night, but he was sent to the State
Prison at Lincoln and thus saved.
The trial lasted but a week and the evi
dence was strong, though wholly circum
>iinitial. It gives almost unanimous sat
isfaction.
AWFUL It BEDS OF A MANIAC.
Valentine Hibbt Shot Himself and Stabbed
Hit Wife.
DEXTER, lowa, Dec. B.— The Valentine
Hibba home, four miles northeast of Dex
ter, was the scene to-day at 1 p. m. qf one
of the bloodiest tragedies ever enacted in
Central lowa.
Grant Uibbs, aged 32 years, fired one
shot at his wife, then turned the 38-caliber
revolver and shot himself twice through
the head. Then he grabbed a knife and
inflicted twelve dangerous wounds on his
wife before falling from loss of blood. At
5 o'clock to-night Hibbs is slowly dying,
his braina running out of both wounds.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1895.
The wife is in a precarious condition, but
may live. Hibbs was released from the
Mount Pleasant Insane Asylum as cured
five weeks ago, but his insanity returned
suddenly in a violent form.
FOUGHT FIRE FOUR HOURS.
Chicago Laddies Made a Gallant Struggle
to Save Property in the Wholesale
District.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— Fire in the no
tion house of Wolf & Co. to-day caused a
loss of between $200,000 and $300,000 on the
stock and about $80,000 on the building,
which was owned by the Conrad Seipp es
tate. The stock and building were fully
insured. The house of Woli & Co. is at
the corner of Market and Madison streets,
in the heart of the wholesale district, and
for four hours the firemen fought the tire
to keep it from spreading. A. W. Hay
ward & Co., wholesale snoes, and the
Steuben County Wine Company suffered
slight losses from water. The fire started
in the fourth floor of the building and
was caused by the burning of an over
charged electric wire.
One fireman was badly injured and
narrowly escaped death. John Dore of a
nook and ladder company was in the
building when a burning ceiling fell and,
while he managed to extricate himself be
fore being burned to death, he came out
seriously injured and badly disfigured
about the hands and face. He was re
moved to his home in an ambulance.
ESCAPED FROM FLAMES.
Several Men Had to Fight for
Their Lives During a
Chicago Fire.
A Watchman Overcome by the Smoke
and With Others Was Rescued
Just in Time.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— The four-story
brick buildinc at 178 and 180 Wabash
avenue, occupied by piano, fur and shoe
firms, with its contents was almost en
tirely gutted by fire at 11 o'clock to-night.
The tire started in the boiler-room in the
basement, and soon spread to every part
of the building.
The first floor of No. 178 was occupied by
Joseph Bohman, with violins and other
musical instruments, and the remaining
floors were used by Meyer & Weber, who
are agents for the Stieff make of pianos.
On the first floor of No. 180 was D. Saver,
dealer in fine 9hoes, and C. Devere & Co.,
furriers, and C. Hanson Frost occupied the
floors above.
Sleeping in the store of Joseph Bohman
was a watchman who is now in the County
Hospital in a very critical condition. He
was overcome by smoke.
In 180 two men were sleeping on the
top floor in the rooms of C. H. Frost.
Mike Aschbrewer, one of the men, made
his way to the second floor, but finding the
flames had cut off escape by the steps he
jumped from a second-story window into
the alley, spraining his left leg, but sus
taining no permanent injuries. Arthur
\V. Watson, the other man, was rescued
by the firemen.
Nothing in the building escaped dam
age, and the loss will be over $100,000,
though no accurate estimate can be made
at this hour.
Meyer <fc Weber and Joseph Bohmann
will be the greatest losers. Many of their
goods were saved from the fire, but totally
ruined by water. Saver suffered more from
water than from fire, and Devere & Co.,
who were being sold out by an assignee,
lost many expensive furs.
GJtASTIXG MAyt VARDOyS.
Governor Brotcn of Kentucky Grows
Very Lenient.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Dec. 9. -Like Luke
P. Blackburn, Governor John Young
Brown is exercising his pardoning powers
before vacatinz the Governor's chair. It
was said last night that before the inaugu
ration of William O. Brady, Kentucky's
Republican Governor, to-morrow, Gover
nor Brown will pardon the famous Ken
tucky forgers, Hume Clay and Frank
Scearce.
Clay forged his grandfather's name to
negotiable paper amounting to aboutsloo,
--000, while Scearce transferred to himself
property belonging to his father to the
value of $500,000. He cut the property up
into town lots and manipulated mortgages,
releases ana deeds in such a manner as to
put to blush the most artistic work of "Jim
the Penman"
After trying to obtain his pardon in
vain for several years, Clay's wife secured
a divorce. Scearce's wife has proved
faithful, although when his foreeries were
discovered it was found that he was bask-
ing in the smiles of a young widow whom
he had equipped in luxury. She is still
pleading for his pardon, and his father
has turned her out of her home.
nESTROTJXO A WHOLE TOWN.
Great Damage Itone by a fire in Con
necticut.
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Dec. B.— A fire
which broke out at 9:30 to-night threatens
to destroy the entire center of the town.
The tire originated in the bie wooden
bl6ck owned by G. S. Gage, located on
Main street. Bcdiend & Mead were soon
burned out. and the Western Union tele-
graph office also ruined. By 11 o'clock the
flames had consumed the Gage bloc£, and
fifteen minutes later the fire bad attacked
the town hall, on the opposite side of
Bailey avenue. The Western Union tele
graph office was destroyed. Then came
the grocery store of Barhite &, Valden and
a few residences. These buildings were
burned before 11 o'clock.
On Bailey avenue, to the west and rear
of the Gage block, was a plumbing-shop
and a row of wooden buildings recently
built. These were all burned. On Bailey
avenue is also located Scott's stable, a big
ouilding, and this was destroyed. On the
south side of the town hall, on Main
street, was the building occupied by the
Ridgefield Press and a residence and two
stores, one occupied by Mr. Gilbert and
the other by Hibbard & Sherwood, fish
dealers. In Gilbert's store the central sta
tion of the Southern New England Tele
phone Company was located.
THE ASDBEWS FAILURE.
rian to Sell a Quantify of Furniture in
This City.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— At a meeting
yesterday of the merchandise creditors of
A. H. Andrews & Co., the furniture deal
ers who failed last week, a plan was de
cided upon by which it is believed the as
sets of the company will be placed in the
hands of the assignee. Weber & Co., a
San Francisco firm, Tas negotiating with
the Andrews Company before the failure
for the purchase of $30,000 worth of school
furniture. The County Court and Sheriff
wil! be asked to agree to the sale of this
furniture, and the sale will result in a fund
out of which the claim of the Globe Na
tional Bank of $26,000 can be paid. This
will release the assets from the control of
the Sheriff and the assignee will be able to
take full charge. This plan will be sub
m^ed to the court on Tuesday next*
IN WILLIAM'S DOMAIN
The Emperor Recalled by
the Dissensions in the
Cabinet.
ABANDONED THE FETES.
Suddenly He Left the Hunting
Party and Started Back
to Berlin.
COALITION AGAINST KOELLER.
But the Minister of the Interior Is
Firmly Upheld and Will Resume
His Duties.
BERLIN, Germany, Dec. 8. — The
Kaiser returned to Berlin last Wednesday
and devoted a part of the day to inter
views with the various Ministers. At noon
he started for Hanover to participate in
the annual grand hunt in the forests of
Springe. The two days' shooting in these
forests, as a rule, complete the hunting
season. The imperial hunting party in
cluded eighteen guns, and the hunters
were reckoning upon killing at least 350
wild pigs in the beech woods of Springe,
besides enjoying a battle for red deer in
the adjacent forests of Landendau. The
programme included a banquet Thursday
evening in the royal castle, which was to
be followed by a gala performance in the
theater.
On Friday there was to be a grand
parade of the troops of the Hanover garri
son ana a dinner at the castle, enlivened
with singing by the Hanoverian Choral
Union, followed by a musicale by tne
officers of the corps, a quadrille, riding,
etc. The Emperor nad arranged for a
short spell of relaxation from the cares of
state, and ail telegrams, dispatches ana
other papers were ordered sent to him only
if they were urgently important, until the
nunt should be over.
Suddenly on Friday he countermanded
this order and Dr. yon Lucanus, chief of
the Emperor's private cabinet, was sum
moned to Hanover. The doctor arrived in
due time and remained in conference with
the Emperor from the time of his arrival
until both made their appearance at the
dinner in the evening. The Emperor
seemed preoccupied. He talked very lit
tle and immediately after dinner he re
tired with Dr. yon Lucanus for another
conference. Nothing was known by the
hunting party, of course, as to the reason
for these conferences, but the guests sur
mised that the Ministerial crisis had be
come nore acute. The expectations that
surprises were awaiting the country be
came certainties on Saturday when it was
made known that the Emperor had aban
doned the hunt and started on his return
to Berlin. It transpired later that before
leaving Hanover the Emperor had con
ferences with Herr Heydebrand, pro
vincial prefect of Breslau, Dr. yon Putt
kamer, formerly Minister of the Interior,
and now prefect of Pommerania, and Herr
yon Studto prefect of Westphalta, who
had been summoned to Hanover by Dr.
yon Lucanus by the order of the Emperor
early Friday morning.
Although there is a coalition of Minis
ters against Herr yon Koeller, Minister of
the Interior, that gentleman appears to be
lirmly upheld. The Berlin Post, com
menting on the situation, declares that the
best informed circles expect that yon
Koeller's leave of absence will terminate
very shortly, when he will resume his du
ties at the head of the Ministry of the In
terior. A letter written by Professor Hans
Delbrueck, editor of the Preussische Jahr
bucher, whom yon Koeller recently at
tempted to prosecute, has been published
here. In this letter the writer says that
while not seeking to commend yon Koel
ler's methods of socialist repression he de
sires to correct the statements made in the
press in regard to the Minister's behavior
toward him, which, he says, was not
chivalric.
Meanwhile, despite the Cabinet troubles
arising from differences between Herr yon
Koeller and the other Ministers and the
impending crisis at Constantinople, fash
ionable and official circles in Berlin are
looking forward to a brilliant winter sea
son.
The ex-Empress Frederick arrived in
Berlin Saturday for a stay extending over
the carnival festivities, and Princess yon
Hohenlohe and her daughters resumed
their residence at the chancellerie on
Thursday. The presence of these person
ages in Berlin always implies the coming
of numerous members of the Continental
aristocracy for the season.
M. de Szogeny-March, the Austrian
Minister, inaugurated a series of dinners
on Thursday, at which United States Em
bassador lUinyon, Prince and Princess An
ton Radziwill, Count and Countess Potoci.
Count yon Lochenfell, Dr. de Araujo, the
Brazilian Minister, and other distinguished
persons were guests.
The inspection of the old Schloss in
Ploen, preparatory to Crown Prince "Wil
liam and hia brother, Prince Eitel Fred
erick, taking up their residence there
while attending the gymnasium at Ploen,
has revealed the necessity of thorough
sanitation and renovation of the entire in
terior of the building, and an army of
workmen are now employed on the prem
ises. The work is being done under the
supervision of Court Marshal yon Lincker.
The inhabitants of Ploen are having a rich
harvest of applicants for lodging as the re
sult of the expected presence of the young
princes, hundreds of rich parents having
decided to sent their sons to the college
there while the princes are also studying
there.
Herren Hcydebrand and yon Studt and
Dr. yon Puttkamer are now in Berlin, and
each of them seems to be a candidate for
the office of Minister of the Interior.
Among the chorus of press declarations
against President Cleveland's references
to Germany in his recent threats to Con
gress, and threats of bringing into action
Germany's power to make reprisals, the
Vorwaerts, the principal Socialist journal,
is notably impartial, and its clear-sighted
article stands almost alone in warning
Germans that the industrial supremacy of
the United States must be admitted. "It
is based," the article says, "upon the inex
haustible natural wealth of the country
and is enormously developed by enterprise
and the technical skill and intelligence of
workmen who are less oppressed than the
workingmen of impoverished Europe. The
prosperity of America is growing yearly,
and even its steel and iron products are
now excelling those of European coun
tries."
The Yorwaerts advises the critics of
President Cleveland to place less reliance
upon the argument that America needs
German wares.
The census of Germany, which was
taken last Monday, was the most careful
and thorough ever known. The questions
asked involved every particular of em
ployment, physical condition, nationality
and religion and everything calculated to
place the authorities in possession of all
the facts of social and individual life.
Many of the newspapers complain, how
ever, that the system has become too in
quisitorial. The sum of the results will
not be known for some time, but the fig
ures show the population of Berlin to be
1,674,112, which is an increase of only 6
per cent during the last five years as com
pared with an increase of 20 per cent in
the previous five years. As the suburbs,
where £he population overflows, are not
included in the city the return gives a
false impression of the spread of the capi
tal.
A meeting of the Brandenburg Rural
Economic Council was held on Wednes
day, at which the Emperor approved the
proposal for the maintenance of the sugar
premiums and also a limitation of the pro
duction. The Posen delegates, however,
protested against the present form of the
sugar bill. Baron yon Hamnierstein-Lox
ten, Prussian Minister of Agriculture,
Domains and Forests, stated that tne Gov
ernment would enter into negotiations for
the suppression of sugar premiums. If the
Governments of Austria and France would
agree to suppress them Germany would
concur. The Frcisinnige Zeitung expresses
the opinion that only the United States
ana England would benefit by the opera
tion of the sugar bill.* The Tageblatt says
tnat under a tariff war with America Ger
man sugar exporters would be severely
punished. The Handels Zeitung expresses
the hope that the new Minister of the
Interior will cause a revision of the sugar
bill and withdraw the cancellation of the
licenses of American life insurance com
panies to do business in Germany.
Six German delegates, including Dr.
Arendt, Baron yon Mirbach and Herr yon
Kardorff, will attend the international
bimetallic conference to be held in Paris.
The committee of the Berlin Bourse has
been obliged to communicate with the
committee of the Vienna Bourse in regard
to the refusal of Austrian operators to pay
the differences due from them to Berlin
operators. Several firms in Vienna, who
were pinched by Wednesday's settlement,
paid up in Vienna, but dishonored their
engagements in Berlin. The Vienna com
mittee, aware of the grave results which
would follow such a dishonest course,
foiced the delinquent operators to com
promise on the basis of a reduction of 40
per cent of the amounts due. The credit
of Vienna dealers has through this inci
dent suffered very much in the estimation
of German operators.
Charles de Kay, United States Consul-
General here, has secured twelve charter
members of the fencing club which is form
ing in Berlin, including Professor Miller,
J. B. Jackson, secretary of the American
embassy, and Lieutenant Vreland, the
American naval attache, Secretary Squires,
United States Vice-Consul Zimmerman
and Lord Greville.
Herr Dowe, the tailor who invented the
bullet-proof coat, is dyinc at Wiesbaden.
He has been married to his companion on
the recent tours, Miss Drane, the cham
pion riile shot.
The Vorwaerts, commenting on the
Post's references to Herr yon Koeller,
says: "We can only hope that Yon Koel
ler will remain in the Ministry of the in
terior, and would still more rejoice if he
should become Chancellor and Prussian
Premier witli an entire Ministry of the
same mind."
The gales which have prevailed through
out Germany, with their resultant dis
asters, still continue. At Bremen, Ham
burg and Kiel there have been numerous
shipping casualties, steamboat traffic has
ceased, and inland traffic is greatly im
peded. The rivers Fulda, Saale, Jagst,
Kocher and Kinzig have overflowed their
banks and inundated great tracts' of land.
The loss of life and property has been
heavy, but details are difficult to obtain as
yet. At Oldenburg, a workshop was blown
down . yesterday while twenty-five men
were at work within. Three were killed
and seven were seriously injured. The
Hankhausen Inn at Olden burg was struck
by lightning and set on fire and destroyed
and three persons were burned to death.
The dykes of the Baltic-North Sea Canal
at Rendsburg. Holstein, have burst, and
other damage to the canal is reported. The
Copenhagen mail has been stopped, ves
sels not daring to venture out, and an im
mense loss of property in Jutland is re
ported.
COLORADO'S MINING BOOM
Predictions Made of Great
Returns in the Cripple
Creek Region.
Leaving Leadville Behind the Camp
Will Soon Surpass South
Africa.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. B.— Ex-Governor
James B. Grant, of the Omaha and Grant
smelter, who returned from a triD through
the Cripple Creek country yesterday, be
lieves the future of that region will sur
pass even all anticipations of those who
had great hopes for Leadville. He thinks
Cripple Creek mines will produce more
gold in the next twenty years than any
camp ever known.
"When they have been mining seven
teen years at Cripple Creek," said Grant,
"it is safe to say the camp will have pro
duced over |3(Jb,U00,000. The production
from Leadville will also probably increase
from now on, as the craze is widespread."
Mr. Grant is of the opinion that the
Cripple Creek mines will soon excel the
South Africa region, both in money value
and actual tonnage, because the ore from
the Kaffirs is low grade.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. B.—
During the first week of December the
sales of Cripple Creek mining stocks aggre
gated ] 1,852,457 shares. For the same time
in November but 500,000 shares were sold.
The sales for the present month promise
an enormous total, as the three mining
exchanges will be re-enforced the coming
week by a night exchange and an open
board. The calls are now made twice
dally, and at all hours the streets in front
of the exchanges are almost impassable.
Mining experts see no end to the present
craze, based as it is upon Cripple Creek
thirty square miles of. rich low-grade and
frequent bonanza ores. During the week
just closed twenty-four mining companies
to operate at Cripple Creek were incor
porated.
Tnok a Dote of Morphine.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— Mrs. Walter
McMahon, wife of Walter McMahon, a
special artist of San Francisco, took a close
of morphine to-night with suicidal intent.
She is now in the County Hospital and is
not expected to live.
ALL OFFERS IN VAIN
Campos Finds It Wholly
Impossible to Bribe
Leaders.
CUBANS ARE PATRIOTIC.
Generals Maceo and Gomez Much
Prefer Liberty to the Gold
of the Enemy.
SUGAR PLANTATIONS RUINED.
A Source of Revenue to the Spaniards
Cut Off, and This Will Shorten
the War.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. B.— A dispatch to
a morning paper from Havana brings
some very interesting intelligence regard
ing the war in Cuba.
The dispatch states that the Spanish in
habitants and natives are each day grow
ing more demonstrative, owing to the
strictness with which the military regula
tions are being kept up. The one object
of attack is General Campos, and what
friends he had in the Colonial Govern
ment are fast falling away from his
standard and are condemning his policy
in granting leniency to tlie insurgents.
Even the captain-general himself, it is
claimed, has been made aware of the
fallacy of his reasoning that more success
could be gained by pursuing a lenient
policy than a severe one. He has discov
ered that this time those in the field are
fighting for nothing short of liberty, and
that bribes or other methods of intimida
tion or cajolery are not sufficient to make
traitors to the patriotic cause. It is known
for a fact that since the opening of the
war General Gomez, General Maceo
and other insurgent leaders have been
offered great inducements, but in every
case they have shown tne whole affair in
its true light.
The sugar-planters of the island are at
last finding out that it will be practically
impossible for them to continue the indus
try until more definite settlements are ar
rived at. The sugar plantations have so
often been the scene of constant changing
of hands that work ia absolutely sus
pended.
This in itself is a factor that promises an
early termination of the struggle, notwith
standing the reports to the contrary. The
income from the plantations is over $60,
--000,000 a year, and it was on this fact that
the Spanish home Government had rested
such weight as a certain source for money
to carry on the war when the royal coffers
were empty, but by the loss of this revenue
there can be only one result, and that is
that Spain, already bankrupt by a war
which has caused her untold loss, will
surely be obliged to give up the struggle
from lack of money.
Another dispatch from Santiago de Cuba
states that word was received in that city
on the 29th of November that the com
bined insurgent army was rapidly pushing
the regulars back toward Havana, and al
though no large battle had been fought the
patriots had been successful in a number
of sanguinary skirmishes.
VITEJS THE It Eli CROSS.
Churchill and Karnea Decorated by the
Spanish.
MADRID, Spaix, Dec. B.— A dispatch to
the Imparcial from Havana says that the
military decoration of the Red Cross has
been accorded to Lieutenarnts Churchill
and Barnes of the British army for the
gallantry displayed by them during the
recent engagement between the Govern
ment forces and the rebels commanded by
Gomez and Maceo. Lieutenant Churchill
is a son of the late Lord Randolph Church
ill. Both he and Lieutenant Barnes were
with the Spanish forces under General
Suarez Valdez in the battle on December 2
at La Reforma, and were complimented in
the official reports.
CONFISCATION OF AN ESTATE.
Minister Baker Was Not Negligent in
Protesting Against Nicaragua's
Met,
WASHINGTON, D. 0., Dec. 8. -The al
leged confiscation of the estate of Joseph
Hissmaier by the Nicaraguan Government
because his American citizenship was not
proved and no heirs appeared, and about
which some friends in this country appear
to be indignant against Mr. Baker, the
United States Minister to Nicaragua, at
tributing to him the loss of Hissrnaier's
property, has been made a matter of in
quiry at the State Department. The docu
ment on file there does not indicate any
lack of diligence on Mr. Baker's part, and
it is stated that it was only yesterday that
he discovered that Hissmaier was an
American citizen.
Hi9smaier was murdered, and about six
months ago his alleged murderer was
lynched by persons said to have been
Americans. At any rate, some Americans
were arrested as parties to the lynching,
but were dealt with leniently by the Nic
araguan Government. The statement that
Mr. Baker appointed a curator of Hiss
maier's estate on the assumption that the
deceased was an American is true, but it
is said at the department that proof of
Hissruaier's naturalization could not be
produced within the time provided by law
and the estate was accordingly confiscated.
This case, it is understood, has been re
opened on representations made by rela
tives of Hissmaier in Chicago.
JtOVXDEn : JBY HARVEY.
Incorporation of a Xationnl Secret Polit
ical Order.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— A morning pa
per says a National secret political order
founded by William H. Harvey, the author
of "Coin's Financial School," will file
articles of incorporation with the Secretary
of State at Springfield within the next few
days. It is to be known as the "Patriots
of America." and its sole object is the
restoration of the bimetallic standard.
Cnarters. it is said, have been made out
and will be sent immediately to at least
1000 lodges in various parts of the United
States.
The immediate purpose of the order, as
voiced by its founder, is to take such steps
as will compel recognition of the claims of
the bimetallists from the representatives of
the Democratic or Republican parties, or
both, when they assemble in National con
vention next summer.
Since September a persistent and thor
ough canvass of every county in the United
States has been in progress and thousands
of letters were sent out to the sympathetic
leaders of all parties from Harvey's office
in the Fort Dearborn building. Thousands?
of replies came from every section of the
county, except, it is said, the New Enc:
land States, where the canvass was less
aggressively conducted, and where the in
terest was less intense.
Cable and Electric Cars Collide.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— ln a collision
between a cable train and electric car here
this morning Mrs. Mary Struck was seri
ously injured, several other passengers
were badly frightened, and the electric car
was wrecked. The accident occurred at
the corner ol Madison and Clark streets,
where a Madison-street cable train ran
into a southbound Clark-street electric car.
The Clark-street car was knocked frtom the
track and its side was stove in.
Shaving on Sunday.
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. B.— Master bar
ber?, at a meeting this afternoon, refused
to accede to a proposition made by the
Barbers' Sunday-closing Association that
they keep their shops closed until after
the Supreme Court has passed on the re
cent decision of Judge Gibbons that the
barber closing law is unconstitutional.
The opponents of Sunday shaving now
threaten to serve about 200 warrants which
they claim to have for violating of the law.
A SAL MIHACLJE.
Story of a Cure Wrought by Faith in
Healer Schlatter.
SALEM, Ob., Dec. B.— Rollin Budlong, a
thirteen-year-old boy living with hie par
ents in Central Park Addition, was taken
sick over a year ago with bone disease and
h«s not walked since, but had to bo
wheeled about and his parents had re
signed themselves to the conviction that
he would always be a cripple. The boy,
however, hearing one day of the cures
effected by Schlatler, made up his mind to
send him a handkerchief in the hope of
being cured.
Kollin sent a handkerchief to the healer
on the 24th of October and waited pa-
tiently for a month for its return, until*
yesterday it arrived. The remarkable
part of the affair is that from the clay he-
sent the article he began to improve iiV
health, to feel more cheerful and grow per
ceptibly stronger. In the month he has
gained just eight pounds. His appetite
has grown robust and he feels> sure that he 1
is going to be greatly benelited.
ALBAM'S HOT MURDERER.
Lloyd Montgomery Declared by a I'hysl-
elan to lie Sane.
ALBANY, Ok., Dec. B.— Lloyd Mont
gomery, the slaver of his parents, has set
tled down to quiet life, and while he is a
somewhat peculiar fellow he is displaying
no more of iiis wild pranks.
Dr. E. L. Irvin has made. a thorough
study of his case and is convinced that he
has been feigning insanity, and is not in
sane. Even if he had an epileptic tit it
would not have resulted in the murder.
The doctor is satisfied that when the mur«
der was committed Montgomery was in
his right mind.
Fall of a Sacramento Lineman.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Dec. B.— A young
man named Fisk, a lineman in the em
ploy of the Electric Light and Power
Company, fell a distance of thirty feet
to the pavement from a pole on which he
was working this afternoon. One arm
was broken and he was otherwise severely
injured.
I'etroleutn on a Loinpoc liniich.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec. B.— A
fine vein of crude petroleum was discovered
on Hobbs' ranch, not far from Lonipoc, by
Messrs. Herbert and Gillett, while boring
for water on the ranch.
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