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A WEEK'S RECORD
All the Xews of the Past Seven
HOME AND FOREIGN ITEMS
News of the Industrial Field, Persona
and Political Items, Happenings
at Home and Abroad.
THE NEWS FROM ALL THE WORLD
I0 MK STIC.
Judge Wicst, of the Ingham county
courl, ordered Gov. Pingree to appear
311 court on the !'!th ann show cause
why he should not be punished for
contempt because of a bitter attack
he made on the judge in the papers
Joseph Dong-las, of Crawfordsville
Ind., killed one man and fatally
wounded another because they called
on his wife.
An express ear on n Minneapolis &
St. Louis train was burned near
Searles, Minn. It was heavily loaded
wit h Christmas goods.
Four masked men entered the farm
residence of John J hompson, near
Lebanon, O., and gairged and tortured
Thompson and his wife till they sur
In a quarrel two men were kilied
and two wounded at Faris' distillery,
12 miles from London. Kv.
The Fox pressed steel car works,
one of the la rarest industries in Joliot,
111., was nearly destroyed by fire, the
loss being: about $150,000.
At East Brainlree, Mass.. the tor
pedo boat destroyer MeDonongh was
launched at the works of the Fore
River Iron company.
The United States supreme court
has adjourned until the 7th of Jan
ratner j. r. I haclwick, who was
chaplain of the battleship Maine
when she was blown up in the harbor
of Havana, has been assigned to (he
cruiser New. York.
Tat Crowe, of Omaha, has been id en
"t i fictl as the man who rented the
house in that city to which young Ed
ward Cudahy was carried by kidnap
The Kentucky slate board of health
has quarantined Greenup county
against the world because of small
pox. Emma Goldman said in New York
that the anarchists had decided not io
kill any more kings or crowned heads.
A tornado passed through Noxubee,
Pickens and Sumpter counties, Ala
bama, doing great damage to property
and killing two persons.
W. Irvine Shaw, recently appointed
consul general to Singapore, commit
ted suicide in I'hiJadelph ia because of
Three sons of Dick Lamberson were
burned to death in their home in
Xorth Little Rock, Ark.
Isaac Robinson, an extensive canned
goods ar:d fertilizer manufacturer in
Baltimore, Md.. failed for $S0O.000.
Orders have been issued abolishing
newsboys on all trains of the Erie
Frank Richardson, a millionaire,
was mysteriously murdered in his
doorway at Savannah, Mo.
I'rof. Harris, "king of the wire,
fell and was killed at a performance
in Bordentown. N. J.
J.'B. Scarlett, aged 65 years, and
daughter Minnie, aged 21 years, were
killed by a train at Colniar. 111.
University of Chicago physiologists
assert that salt causes the heart to
beat and keeps up life.
An Tndian ran amuck at Eufaula. Ind.
T.. killing three men and wounding
For the last five months the total
receipts from internal revenue were
$131,279,187, an increase over the cor
responding period last year of $3,71?,
768. Miss Estelle Heel, general superin
tendent of the Indian schools, in her
third annual rejvort announces in
creased enrollment and gratifying im
provements over previous years in the
The last Christmas in the nineteenth
century was celebrated all over the
A severe earthquake shock was felt
nt Santiago de Cuba and Tort au Prince,
A direct line of steamers between
Portland, Ore., and Manila will be in
operation by February 20.
The sheriiT c2 Ripley county, Ind.,
paid $4,000 to Mrs. L. C. Jenkins, whose
husband was lynched September 14,
The daughter-in-law of former Unit
ed States Attorney General. Miller kid
naped her sevec-year-old son at In
dianapolis. Roger T. Gill was named receiver of
the Old Town bank, one of the best
known banking institutions in Balti
more, Md. I
An attorney ai Omaha says kidnap
ers can be sent to the penitentiary.
Pat Crowe, suspect in the Cudahy case,
cot yet located, !
Director of the Mint Roberts says
the demand for pennies has been great
er this year than ever before.
The Providence M. E. church (col
ored) at St. Joseph, Mo., was partially
burned and the pastor, Rev. J. L.
Leonard, was fatally burned.
Mayor Patterson, of Bismarck, X.
D., was arrested by the sheriff on the
charge of permitting gambling.
The Demorest branch of the W. C.
T. U. in New York denounced kissing1
as an intoxicant, and therefore to be
On Christmas day there were 30
deaths from violent causes in various
parts of Kentucky.
Wayne Cromwell, aged 24, and
Charles Canan, aged 21, were drowned
near Blakeslee, O., and the mother of
the latter, when notified of the acci
dent, dropped dead.
All cities report that postal facili
ties were never so taxed as during
this year's- holiday business.
The twentieth century national Gos
pel campaign has been officially inau
gurated in New York.
State Teachers' associations met at
Springfield, 111.; Milwaukee, Wis.;
Yankton. S. D.; Lincoln, Neb.; Grand
Rapids, Mich; St. Paul, Minn; Indian
apolis, Ind.; Des Moines, Ia.
Gustave Wolf, the last member of
the Bridgeport (Conn.) Suicide club,
The First national bank of White
Pigeon. Mich., went into the hands. of
In a runaway accident at Flint,
Mich., Dr. George W. Ilowland was
killed and G. II. Quigley, a prominent
business man. fatally injured.
The total wheat yield of the United
States for 1900 is 522,229,505 bushels;
corn, 2.100,000,000 bushels.
John AY. Tinsley shot and killed his
wife in Los Angeles, Cal., and then
killed himself. Domestic trouble was
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of the W. C. T. LT.
wrecked a saloon at Wichita. Kan., by-
throwing stones at pictures, mirrors
stock, and fixtures.
A lone robber held up a stage in a
canyon near Hot Springs Junction
Ariz., and rifled the express box.
The residence of Mrs. Ilarriger, neai
Brookv.ille, Pa., was destroyed by fire
and the mother and two daughters
burned to death.
Clerks of Cuban courts will be paid
salaries herea fter instead of fees.
William II. Smvthe, srand secretary
of the masons of Indiana, was mysteri
ously shot in his office in Indianapolis.
Alfred C. Ilarmsworth, a London
publisher who arrived in New York,
Fays American newspapers are too
Police in Omaha found the man who
sold a Kny that figured in the Cud
ahy abduction case and the former
owner identified the picture of 1'at
Crowe as that of the man who
Michael Maloney, a farmer of Lenox
township. Ta., died at his home at the
age of 107 years.
PEnSO.NAIi AND POMTirAL.
Mrs. Margaret Cullagan, an inmate
of the home for the aged in Chicago,
was 100 years old Christ mas day.
Col. Henry B. Ilarshaw, ex-state
treasurer of Wisconsin and a civil war
veteran, died at Milwaukee, aged "S3
Edwin L. Brand, the pioneer pho
tographer of Chicago, died at the age
of Go years.
Andrew McNeff celebrated at La
Rue. O., the one hundredth anniver
sary of his birth.
John Laing celebrated the one hun
dredth anniversary of his birthday in
Episcopal Bishop Coadjutor C. It.
Hale, of the Springfield diocese, died
at Cairo, 111.
Mrs. Kittie Rice died at Mount Mor
ris. 111., at the age of 103.
W. J. Bryan, speaking at a banquet
in Lincoln. Neb., said democracy must
stick to silver and fight imperialism,
but admitted he might, not again run
Rev. Dr. Thomas Murphy, one of
he most eminent Presbyterian clergy
men in Philadelphia, died of pneu
monia. Italian anarchists shot and serious
ly wounded t. met oi 1'oiice urown at
The federal party, it is announced,
will, under American sovereignty, work
for recognition of the Philippines as a
part of the American federation as
tates of the union.
Cape Colony was near a military
crisis, the situation depending on arms
and ammunition in the hands of Boer
The joint note of the powers has been
presented to Prince Ching in Peking
and forwarded to the emperor and em
Alfred Harmsworth, owner of 30 Eng
ish periodicals, besides the London
Mail, prophesies startling changes in
journalism the coming century.
.The British steamer Brunswick
grounded 'n the Bristol channel and
sank. Seven of her crew were
Yaqui Indians ambushed Mexican
soldiers in Sonora, killing 30.
A Chinese viceroy by treachery mas
sacred 1.500 reformers in the province
An unchartered island near the Phil-
ppines is said to have been annexed
by the commander of an American gun
Celestino Peraza, former secretary
of President Castro, has started a rev
olution in Venezuela.
W. D. Coleman, president of Liberia,
resigned, and G. W. Gibson was elected
o succeed him.
Minister Conger in signing the China
omt note made reservations to pre
vent committing the United States to
war in case of rejection of terms bv
The massacre of 21 Catholics bv
Boxers north of Peking was repotted
o Minister CoDger.
LIFE OF USEFULNESS.
Dr. Talmage Points the Way to It
in a Sermon.
The rower of One Word Destiny May
Be Chaoged hy a. KItly Spoken
Sentence Sympathy for
Copyright, 1900. by Louis Klopsch. N. Y.
In this discourse Dr. Talmage shows
an open door for anyone who desires to
be useful, and illustrates how a little
thing may decide one's destiny. The
text is Proverbs 25:11 (revised ver
sion): "A word fitly spoken is like ap
ples of gold in baskets of silver."
A filigree basket loaded with fruit is
put before us in the text; . What is ordi
narily translated "pictures" ought to
be "baskets." Here is a silver network
basket containing ripe and golden ap
ples, pippins or rennets. You know how
such apples glow through the openings
of a basket of silver network. You
haveseensuchabasket of fruit on many
a table. It whets the appetite as well
as regales the vision. Solomon was evi
dently fond of apples, because he so
often speaks of them. While he writes
in glowing terms of pomgranates and
figs and grapes and mandrakes, he
seems to find solace as well as luscious
ness in apples, calling out for a supply
of them when he says in another place:
"Comfort me with apples." Now you
see the meaning of my text, "A word
fitly spoken is like apples of gold in
baskets of silver."
You see the wise man eulogizes just
one word. Plenty of recognition has
there been for great orations. Cicero's
arraignment of Cataline, the philippics
of Demosthenes, the five days' argu
ment of Edmund Burke against War
ren Hastings, Edward Irving's dis
courses on the Bible, and libraries full
of prolonged utterance, but my text
controls the power of one word when it
refers to "a word fitly spoken."
This may mean a single word or a
small collection of words something
you can utter in one breath, something
that 3'ou can compact into one sentence.
"A word fitly spoken" an encourag
ing word, a kind word, a timely word,
a sympathetic word, an appropriate
word. I can pass right down the aisle
of any church and find between pulpit
and front door men whose temporal and
eternal destinies have been decided by
I tell you what is a great crisis in
every man's history. It is the time
when he is entering an occupation or
profession. He is opposed by men in
middle life, because they do not want
any more rivals, and by some of the
aged, because they fear being crowded
oif and their places being taken by
younger men. Hear the often severe
and unfair examinations of young law
yers hy old lawyers, of young doctors
by old doctors, of young ministers by
old ministers. Hear some of the old
merchants talk about the young mer
chants. Trowels and hammers and
scales often are jealous of new trowels
and new hammers and new scales.
Then it is so difficult o get introduced.
How long a time has many a physician
had his sign out before he had got a
call for his services, and the attorney
before he got a case? Who wants to
risk the life of his family to a young
physician who got his diploma only
last spring, and who may not know
measles from scaietina, or to risk the
obtaining of a verdict for $20.C00 to an
attorney who only three years ago read
the first page of Blackstone?
How is the young merchant to com
pete with his next door bargain
maker, who can afford to undersell
some things because he can more
than make it up by the profit on other
things, or has failed three times and
had more money after each failure?
How is that mechanic to make a liveli
hood when there are twice as many
men in that trade as can in hard times
find occupation? There are this very
moment thousands of men who are
just starting life for themselves, and
they need encouragement. Not long
harangue, not quotation from pro
found book, not a page, not a para
graph, but a word, one woTd fitly
Why does not that old merchant,
who has been 40 years in business, go
into that young merchant's store and
say: "Courage!" He needs only that
one word, although, of course, you will
illustrate it by telling your own ex
perience, and how long you waited
for customers, and how the first two
years you lost money, and how the
next year, though yoi did better,
illness in your household swamped the
surplus with doctor's bills. Why does
not that old lawyer go into that
young lawyer's office just after he has
broken down in making his first plea
before a jury and say that word with
only two syllables: "Courage!" He
needs only that one word, although,
of course, you will illustrate it by
telling him how you broke down in
one of your first cases and got laughed
at by court and bar and jury, and how
Disraeli broke down at the start, and
how hundreds of the most successful
lawyers at the start broke down.
Why do not the successful men go
right away and tell those who are
starting what they went through and
how their notes got protested, and
what unfortunate purchases they
made, and how they were swindled,
but kept right on until they reached
the golden milestone? Even some
who pretend to favor the new begin
ner and say they wish him well put
obstacles in his way.
There are so many men wno have
all the elements of usefulness and
power except one courage. If you
can. only under God give them that
you give them everything. In illus
trating that one word show them that
every man that ever amounted to any
thing had terrific struggle. Show
him what ships Decatur had to fight,
and what a mountain Hannibal had to
climb, and what a lama foot Walter
Soott had to walk on, and that the
greatest poet who ever lived Milton
was blind, that one of the grandest
musicians of all the ages Beethoven
was deaf, and that Stewart, in some
respects the greatest merchant that
America ever taw, began in his small
store, tuning on bread and cheese be
hind the counter in a snatched inter
regnum between customers, he open
ing the store and closing it, sweeping
it out with his own broom and bein
his own errand boy. Show them that
within ten minutes' walk there are
stores, shops, and factories, and homes
where as brave deeds have been dene
as those of Leonidas at Thermopylae,
as that of Iloratius at the bridge, as
that of Colin Campbell at Balaklava.
Tell them what Napoleon said to his
staff officer when that officer de
clared a certain military attempt to
be impossible. "Impossible!" said the
great commander. "Impossible is the
adjective of fools."
Show them also that what is true
in worldly directions, is more true in
spiritual directions. Call the roll of
prophets, apostles and martryrs and
private Christians from the time the
world began and ask them to mention
one man or woman greatly good or
useful who was not depreciated and
flailed and made a laughing stock.
Racks and prisons and whips and
shipwrecks and axes of beheadment
did their worst, yet the heroes were
more than conquerors. With such
things you will illustrate that word
"courage," and they- will go out from
your presence to start anew and right,
challenging all earth and hell to the
There are four or five words which
fitly spoken, might soothe and emanci
pate and rescue. Go to those from
whose homes Christ has taken to Him
self a loved one, and try the word "re
union" not under wintry sky, but in
everlasting springtide; not a land
where they can be struck with disease.
but where the inhabitant never says:
"I am sick;" not a reunion that can be
followed by separation, but in a place
"from which they shall go no more out
forever." For emaciation and sigh
ing, immortal health. Reunion, or, if
you like the word better, anticipation
There is nothing left for them in this
world. Try them with Heaven. With
a chapter from the great book open
one of the 12 gates. Give them one note
of seraphic harp, one flash from the sea
of glass, one clatter of the hoofs of the
horses on which victors ride. That
word reunion, or anticipation, fitly
spoken well, no fruit heaped up in sil
ver baskets could equal it. Of the 2.000
kinds of apples that have blessed the
world, not one is so mellow or so rich
or so aromatic, but we fake the sugges
tion of the text, and compare that
word of comfort, fitly spoken, to apples
of gold in baskets of silver.
There must be no impatience in the
warning we give others. We must
realize that but for the kindness of
God to us we would have been in the
same rapids. That man going wrong
may be struggling with a tide of evil
inherited from father and grandfather
and great-grandfather. The present
temptation may be the accumulated
force of generations and centuries.
-No. you say, "his father was a
good man. I knew him." But did you
know his grandfather? Evil habit
is apt to skip one generation, a fact
recognized in the Ten Commandments,
which speak of the third and fourth
generations, but say nothing of the
Or the man astray may have an un
happy home, and that is enough to
wreck anyone. We often speak of
men who destroy their homes, but do
not say anything about the fact that
there are thousands of wives in Amer
ica who by petulance and fretting and
inconsideration and lack of economy
and all manner of disagreeableness
drive their husbands into dissipation.
The reason that thousands of men
spend their evenings in clubhouses
and taverns is because they cannot
stand it at home. I know men who
are 30-year martyrs in the fact that
they are awfully married. That mar
riage was not made in Heaven. With
out asking Divine guidance they en
tered into an alliance which ought
never to have been made. That is
what is the matter with many men
you and I know. They may be very
brave and heroic and say nothing
about it but all the neighbors know.
Now, if the man going wrong has such
domestic misfortune, be very lenient
and excusatory in your word of warn
ing. The difference between you and
him may be that you would have gone
down faster than he is going down if
you had the same kind of conjugal
Im mentioning fine arts people are
apt to speak of music and painting
and sculpture and architecture, but
they forget to mention the finest of
all the fine arts the art of doinjr
good, the art of helping others, the
art of saving men. An art to be
studied as you study music, for it is
music in the fact that it drives out
moral discord and substitutes eternal
harmony; an art to be studied like
sculpture, for it is sculpture in the
fact that it builds a man, not in the
cold statue, but in imm rtal shape,
that will last long after pentelican
marble has crumbled; an art to be
studied as you study architecture, for
it is architecture in the fact that it
builds for him a house of God, eternal
in the heavens, but an art that we
cannot fully learn unless God helps
us. Ourselves saved by grace Divine,
we can go forth to save others, and
with a tenderness and compassion and
a pity that we could not otherwise ex
ercise we can pronounce the warning
word with magnificent result. The
Lord said to the prophet Amos:
"Amos, what seest thou?" And he
answered: "A basket .-of summer
fruit." But I do not think Amos saw
in that basket of summer fruit any
thing more inviting and luscious than
many a saved man has seen iu the
warniDg word of some hearty, com
mon sense Christian adviser, for a
word fitly spoken is "like apples of
gold in baskets of salver."
So also is a word of invitation po
tent and beautiful. Who can describe
the drawing power of that word, eo
small and yet so tremendous, "Come!"
It is a short word, but its influence is
as long as eternity. Not a sesqui
pedalian word, spreading its energy
over many syllables, but monosylla
bic. Whether calling in wrong direc
tion or right direction, many have
found it irresistible. That one word
has filled all the places of dissipation
and dissoluteness. It is responsible
for the abominations that curse the
earth. Inquire at the door of prisons
what brought the offender there, and
at the door of almshouses what
brought the pauper there, and at the
door of the lost world what was the
cause of the incarceration, and if the
inmates speak the truth they will
say: "The word 'Come! brought us
here." Come and drink. Come and
gamble. Come and sin. Come and
die. Pronounce that word with one
kind of inflection and you can hear in
it the tolling of all the bells of con
flagration and woe.
The chief baker in prison in Pha
raoh's time saw in dream something
quite different from apples of gold in
baskets of silver, for he said to Joseph:
"I also was in a dream, and, behold,
I had three white baskets on my head,
and in the uppermost basket there
was all manner of baked meats for
Pharaoh, and the bird9 did eat them
out of the baskets upon my head
Joseph interpreted the dream and said
it meant that the chief baker should
be beheaded and the birds would eat
But. oh, the power of that word
"Come" when aright uttered! We do
well when we send voung men into
schools and colleges and theological
seminaries and by nine years of in
struction and drill hope to prepare
them to sound aright that sweet and
enrapturing and Heaven descended
word "Come. The Gospel we be
lieve in is a Gospel of "Come
That word speak all the church
es. That word is now building
thrones for conquerors and bur
nisQied coronets for kings and queens
That word is to sound so .clearly and
impressively and divinely that the dy
is advancing when all nations shall re
spond: "We come!" "We come!"
And while the upper steeps toward
God and Heaven will be thronged with
redeemed souls ascending there will
not be one solitary traveler on the
road of sin and death.
In the Kremlin at Moscow, Russia,
is what is called the "king of bells,"
but it is a ruined bell, and it has rung
no sound for near 200 years. It is C7
feet in circumference, and in height
it is more than ten times the height of
the average man, and it took a score
of men to swing its brazen tongue. It
weighs 200 tons. On the 19th of June,
170R, in a great fire it fell and broke.
It broke at the part which was weak
ened by the jewels which the ladies
of Moscow threw into the liquid metal
at the casting. The voices of that
bell are forever hushed. It will never
ring again, either at wedding or ob
sequy or coronation. What majestic
and overpowering silence! Enthroned
and everlasting quietude! One walks
around it full of wonder and histor
ical reminiscence and solemnity. On
it are figures in relief representing
czar and empress and Christ and Mary
and the evangelists. But as I stood
before it last summer I bethought my
self of a greater bell and one still
ringing. It is the Gospel bell, ages
ago hung on the beam of the cross.
It has vaster circumference and with
mightier tongue sounds across seas
and continents and awakens echoes
amid Alpine and Himalayan and Sier
ra Nevadan ranges. The jewels of af
fection thrown into it at its casting
by ranson"ed souls of earth and
Heaven have not weakened it, but
made it stronger and more glorious.
Evangelists and apostles ring it, and
martryrs lifted their hands through
the flames to give it another sound
ing. It will ring on until all nations
hear it and accept its invitation:
"Come! Come!" It will not fall, as
Jid that of Moscow. No storm can
stop it. No earthquake can rock it
down. When the fires of the last day
blaze into the heavens, amid the crash
of mountains and the groan of dying
seas, its clear, resounding voice will
be heard calling to the last inhabit
ant of the burning planet: "Come!
But it requires now no great
strength to ring the bell. With this
weak hand, yesterday formed and to
morrow turned to dust, I Iayr hold
that Gospel bell in invitation to all
to whom these words shall come, on
whatever land or whatever sea, in
high places or low. I ring out the
word: "Come, come!" Come and
have your sorrows solaced. Come and
have your wounds healed. Come and
have your blindness illumined. Come
and have your fatigues rested. Come
and have your soul saved. Do you not
hear the very last proclamation from
the heavens which Hie seer of Patmos
was commissioned to make: "The
Spirit and the bride say come, and let
him that heareth say come, and let
him that is athirst come. And who
soever will, let him take the water of
life freely?" Aye, hear you not the
chime of many Gospel bells in the in
vitation this moment sounding from
the heavens: "Come out from among
them and be ye separate," saith the
Lord. "And touch not the unclean
thing, and I will receive you and will
be a Father unto you, and ye shall be
my sons and daughters," saith the
Lord Almighty. Come and sit down
at the King's banquet. Was there
ever such a brilliant feast or so many
royal guests? Here are the chalices
filled not from the breweries of earth,
but with the "new wine of the king
dom." And here are the ripe, purple
;'usters of Eschol, and pass them
around to all the banqueters "apples
of gold in baskets of silver,"
KILLED AND CAPTURED.
Great Activity and Snceeitn Anions;
Oar Troops In the Phil
ippine". Manila, Dec. 31. Yesterday brought
many reports of captures ol insur
gents as 'he result of scouting
throughout Luzon. The Americans, in
this work, sustained no casualties. A
detachment of the Fourth regiment
captured 00 in the Province of Cavite.
Gen. Wheaton reports having cap
tured and burned Gremori's camp, in
the peninsula, near San Antonio.
Gen.. Funston reports that rive in
surgents were killed and several cap
tured near Gaysan.
Gen. Smith wires that the proclama
tion of the governor general has had
good results in his district.
Near Moiones, yesterday, a dozen
insurgents were killed and eight
Gen. Grant telegraphs that he has
detachments covering the lower por
tions of Mount Arayat in the hope
of catching Alejandrino. He says that
last Friday a detachment of the Forty-first
infantry raided the camp of
the insurgent leaders and secured
some of his papers.
Near Aliaja, yesterday, Cap. Men
doza, with 30 men of Sandico's com
Detachments of the Eleventh and
Ninth ca.-ilry killed 12 insurgents and
destroyed several camps in the Cain
The Philippines commission has
added to the pending school bill a pro
vision for the employment of C0(
American teachers at salaries rang
ing from $75 to $100 per month.
American Soldier Cnptnred ly Na
tives Snid to Have Been Skinned
While Vet Alive.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 30. A spe
cial to the Times from West Superior,
In a letter written from the Philip
pines just before the recent election,
to his folks in this city, Capt. Harry
W. Newton f.ays that at that time the
enroathments of the natives were
worse than they had been at any time
during the year previous?. As one in
stance of their ferocity he writes:
"Just th; other day they jumped a
detachment of our Twenty-fointli
numbering 22 men, and captured 16 of
them. .One of them was found terri
bly mutilated, showing signs oi being
skinned while yet alive."
PAT CROWE IDENTIFIED.
One Who linn l.noivn Him for Many
Veam Saw Him Rent the
Schnelderwind Ho line.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 31. John Smith,
a broommaker, employed by th.'
Schneiderwind broom factory, has
positively identified Pat Crowe as the
man who, in his presence, rented the
Schneidtrwind house on Grover street
which was used as a prison for Eddie
Cudahy while he was being detained
for the S25.O0O ransom. This is the
first positive personal recognition oi
any of the bandits and establishes
the most important point yet devel
oped in the case.
When asked to identify the picture
of Pat Crowe in connection with the
case, Smith said:
"You need not show me any picture
I know that man. It was Pat Crowe.
I could have told any police officer
the same thing had he called upon
me. I was busy at the broom machine
when Pat Crowe called to rent the
bouse and paid no attention to him
during his talk with Mrs. Schneider
wind. Alien 1 thought I recognized
the voice and stopped my machine
long enough to get a good look at
him. I saw at a glance that the man
was none other than Pat Crowe, a
man whom I have known for ten
years. I am positive as to the identi
ty of Pat Crowe as I would be of my
Second Letter from the Mynterloo
"KlIe T. About the Cadnhy
Cincinnati, Dec. 30. The Enquirer
has received the second strantrely sig
nificant letter from "Eloise T," who
now signs herself "Eloise V. Tarrell."
In this letter the writer says that con
jectures as to her identity on the part
of Omaha correspondent are wrong
that she is not Lizzie Burns and that
the correspondents are not at all like
ly to fathom the mystery of her iden
tity. She also gives reasons for her
offer to clear up the Cudahy mystery.
"Hell hath no fury like a woman
scorned," is the quotation that she
uses to explain her position.
The last letter is dated December
29. And again the woman if the
writer be a woman gives names an1
dates that are convincing on the point
that she knows enough abo.it the
Cudahy kidnaping to be wanted. Her
letters are lengthv and most mvs-
terious in facts, dates and details.
Efforts to ascertain who the writer
is have proved futile. She keeps well
in the background.
MRS. NATION REFUSES BAIL.
Will Only Go Oat of AVichlta Jail a
N Conqntrer-Laoghi at the Sa
loon Men's Lait Hetort.
Wichita. Kas.. Dec. 31. Mrs. Carrie
Nation, the W7. C. T. U. "joint" wreck
er, has refused bail secured by her co
workers. She now says that under no
circumstances will she step out of jail
until cleared of the charce aerainst
her, and the W. C. T. U. committee
who had taken up the matter has
practically abandoned their effort to
secure her release.
A FATAL GAME OF CARDS.
Ends In a Qnarrel Which ItesnH tn
the Killing; of Three
Abbeville, S. O, Dec. 31. Sheriff
Kennedy of this county, William Kyle,
of Massachusetts, vtho has beer, super
intending ihe building of a cotton mill
here, and John Dansby, a United
States marshal are dead as the result
of a shooting at a card game and an
attempt to arrest the men who did
the shooting. Several persons were
playing oards Saturday night when
Dansby threw two dollars on the ta
ble, and said:
"Play for this." The men at the ta
ble refused, and an altercation ensued.
Dansby suddenly drew a pistol and
shot Kyle in the abdomen, lie then
backed out of the room declaring he
would shoot anyone who tried to stop
him. He was followed by two police
men, but held them at bay until Sher
iff Kennedy and a number of citizens
arrived. 'Ihe sheriff called to Dansby
to come out of the house of his father-in-law,
whither he had fled, and
surrender. Dansby came and with the
"Well, we'll all go to hell together,"
commenced firing. Dansby was shot
twice in the leg and once in the chest
and the sheriff was struck near the
heart and fell. Dansby walked 50
steps and was reloading his pistol
when he was shot again, it is said, by
the dying sheriff. The sheriff and
Dansby diet' within a few minutes of
each other. Kyle lingered until two
SHORT IN HIS ACCOUNTS.
A itf-eeiver of Tnifs Confesses to a,
Miorlane of $20,000 and
Altoona, Pa., Dec. 31. James IT. Mc
Ciillough, former receiver of state and
county taxes for Altoona, has disap
peared, and is said to be over twenty
thousand dollars short in hisaccounts.
McCullough had held the office of re
ceiver since 1S94, but the county- com
missioners did not reappoint him last
spring because he had not squared
his duplicates for the past several
years. He was under bond in the sum
of $80,000. The county commissioners
had a secret examination made of the
accounts and a shortage of $10,000 was
quickly discovered. County Commis
sioner Hughes went to McCullough
for an explanation. McCullough con
fessed he was over twenty thousand
dollars .short. He said that he began
dealing in stock in New York three
y ears ago, and when his first venture
failed he doubled to retrieve himself,
and lost -.'very time. "I could not even
win at poker," he admitted, and the
more chances 1 took the deeper I sank
McCullough had nothing left but his
home, which is mortgaged, but he
deeded it to his bondsmen, and on
Thursday night he left the city. Mc
Cullough wao short in 1S97, the short
age amounting to some $20,000. He,
it is said, used the collections of '93
and 93 to square this amount. Me
Cullough is about fifty years of age
and was lcoked upon as a solid busi
ness man. There has been no effort
to arrest him as yet.
GIRL ACCIDENTALLY KILLED.
Shot hy a Seveii-Venr-OId Boy Lat
ter Exonerated from All Blame
ly Coroner's Jury.
Chester, 111., Dec. 31. In the village
of Ellis Grove, ten miles north of this
city, Miss Clemmie Smith, aged 11
years, daughter of Mrs. Chris Smith,
a widow, was accidentally killed yes
terday. Ray Milligan, aged IS years, a
son of Mrs. Margaret Buatte, returned
from a hunting trip and bad placed
his shotgun against a fence in order
to take part in a foot-ball game.
Young Almont Buatte, his step
brother, ag?d seven years, playfully
picked up the weapon, which he did
not know was loaded. He pulled the
trigger. The shot struck Miss Smith
in the right temple, causing her
instant death. Ray Milligan was shot
in the face and chest, but will recover.
A coroner's inquest was held, the
jury returning in verdict exonerating
the little lad from all blame, on ac
count of ins youth.
THE WORK OF WRECKERS.
Conplinf? Pin in a Froj? Throws a
Train from the Track. Five
Henderson, Ky., Dec. 31. Train No.
44 on the Henderson road was wrecked
two miles east r f this city yesterday
afternoon, and five persons seriously
injured. A coupling pin p'-.eed in a
switch frog caused the wreck. 11 the
injured wre in the parlor car which
left the rails and toppled over on its
side. The engine, smoker and bag
gage car ran over the swith, but the
two rear coaches left the rails and
broke loose from the head end. About
fifteen passengers occupied the coach
ahead of the parlor car, all of whom
were more or less injured. It is be
lieved that the coupling pin was placed
in the frog by wreckers.
Numerous Attacks by Boers.
London, Dec. 30. Gen. Kitchener,
telegraphing from Pretoria, under
date of Friday, December 2S, sends a
summary of the number of attacks
made by the Boers at various points.
The only important incident was an
attack on a baggage column near
Greylingstad. A company with a
pompom made a sortie from Grey
lingstad, and drove off the Boers.
Captains Radclyffe and Harvest were
wounded, eight men were kilied, 27
were wounded and 20 -were reported
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