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THE HOOK TETC&yp AIKTTTS. MONDAY MARCH 11, 1889.
THE DAILY AKGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday, March 11, 1889.
Gen. Alger didnt get a cabinet po
rtion himself, but as a "reward for his
Rarricei in tbe campaign," he was incited
to "name tbe solicitor general."
' As the effect of tbe admission of
New Mexico would be to reduce the re'
publican majority in the house by one
and in tbe senate by two, the prospect of
its Retting into the union just now must
be regarded as exceedingly slight. Tbe
effect of tbe creation of tbe four new
states upon the fortunes of tbe country
at large is much more important than
appears at first sight. It eridently re
mores tbe center of political power
further west, and points to a growing
predominance in tbe policy of the coun
try of western ideas. In any matter
where the interests of New England and
tbe northwest were conceived to 'be op
posed the votes of tbe senators from the
two Dskotaa, Montana and Washington
would neutralize those of Rhode Island,
Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New
Hampshire. As regards the tariff tbe
interests of tbe two sections are strongly
opposed, and in tbe course of time this
circumstance may be expected to produce
results of interest to tbe democratic
party, though in tbe immediate future
the republicans are likely to profit by
the new order of things.
In England, Scotland, and Wales
women, unless married, vote for all
officers except member of parliament; in
Ireland they vote for poor-law guardians;
in some seaports for harbor boards, and
in Belfast for all municipal officers. In
Sweden woman suffrage is substantially
the same as in England, and in Austria
Hungary, in Italy, in Finland, in British
Burmah, in tbe Madras and Bombay
presidencies, in Russian Asia, in New
Zealand, in Victoria. New Soul Wales,
Queensland, South Australia, and about
two thousand islands including tbe Isle
of Man, Pltcairn's, Tasmania, Sardinia,
Sicily, Nantucket, at,d Long Inland
there is a woman suff rce of some sort and
degree. Mr. Hamilton Wilcox, in a little
pamphlet entitled "Freedom's Con
quests," has compiled the data with great
care which show that some form of
woman suffrage exists in 109 states, ter
ritories, and provinces in every part of
tbe world. Torse cover an area nf over
fifteen million square miles, with an ag
gregate population of nearly three hun
dred million souls a population as great
as that of North America, South Amerioa
and Africa combined, and nearly as great
as that of all Europe. Tbe presentation
is impressive and instructive, and it is
doabtful if either the friends or foes of
tbe woman's suffrage movement were be
fore aware bow Urge an erea had been
invaded by these ideas.
the Indiana legislature.
lU C"orw Nearly ICun Tl' Appropria
tion ru-Ht-! Arii.tlnn Vina,
Indianapolis, M;ir.-li ii.-TIih Indiana
Irjjislutiir rlM ili lm .im to-tluy tr law,
uo ttn limit of ti'im l.y law run out. Satur
day tliu hri'i prtMi imi lull-, wt-rw rushed
tlirougli uinl u!l hi tlifin lmvo tliu uionuy
til ii so as to j.fidi'iit pnvintuit of salaries
ti any ox't iip;inti'os of the lfi; islature
The hniis lull r vn li i, fur tlin borrowinn
of SM.-fKi.Mio was u!.-o ,H-sfil. Tim bill malt
ing ln iU'iy a iTiniina! ar nUn gut through,
as diil a bill to jrivo saloouk j)-r-i wuo are re
fiiseil liriiisu tut) npht nf ungual to tbe cir
ciiit court ami rcpiiriiij; tbosc opposing the
license to tfive liimilt. to purry tb suit
Tin- povemor i toe.1 the bill prohibiting
the piping of natural pun out of tins state on
tbe frroiiml flint tli legislature might as well
try to piiiliil.it th9 shipment of any otbai
product out of t!i sln'H.
It is rrHirlml tuut tljixrity, Kvntisville, and
Terre Iluutr, will not turn over tho police
(li-partmi'iitK to iho commi-aion created by the
legislature. Thii will bring tbe mattor into the
courts for sfttlmniuit like much more of tbe
legislation pMwyi at tbii session.
Powdxrly l4ario.es tn Stump for t'roliiultloo.
WrLKtsevRItc, Va., Man:h II Although
Master Workman Powrfprly is a strong ad
vocate of temperance, iiml ha ofteu advo
cated it iu his address- to the workinemen
he has refused to tako the stump for the Pro
hibitionist. TIih ata'e committee of that
party recently offered to pay him $100 a lec
ture for fifty lectures on temperance, to be
delivered in varioux rities in the etatea. Mr,
Powderly has notified the committee that un
der no cirrumsttantres can he accept the offer
Lncy Spelliuan's Kldiiepere A rrfiind.
ChiCaoo, March 11. George fienney and
his wife, the alleged kidnapers of little Lucy
Spelhnaii, of Kansas City, were arrested here
yesterday and locked up to await tbe arrival
of the child's mother. Tbe Henney's have
beeu In the city for two week, having come
here direct from Kansas City. The child will
be returned to ita mother tiyon her arrival.
Two lalilng Young Cavalrymen.
NKwarnon, H. Y., March II Charles Ap
ploton and Tbomoa Reajan, two dashing
yoting cavalrymen, attached to the United
States military at treat Point, were lodged in
cells at tbe police tuition but evening. Tbe
men art charged, while on a short leave of
absence, with having entered the bouse of
Miss Frank Payne, 15a Smith streot, and
stolen brio-a brae valued at $ 100. The men
were arnnu.d while endeavoring to soil tbe
articles to Wert Bbore passenger.
Stati of umo. Citt or Toledo, t
Lucas Cocktt, 8. 8.
Frakk J. Cheket makes oatb that be
la tbe senior partner of the firm of F. J
Cheket dc Co., doing buriness in tbe
citv of Toledo, County and Stale afore
said, and that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each
and every case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarbh
Cms. FRANK J. CHENEY.
6 worn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D , '88. A. W. GLEASGN.
Hall's Catarrh Cure la takpn !ntrnalle
and acts directly upon tbe blood and
mucus surfaces of tbe system. Send for
testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY &
CO.. Toledo, O.
0"So!d by druggists, 75c.
A bone swap was successfully accom
plished at Braidentown. Fla., by the
payment of 2H cents as "dicker."
Roman senators, Roman temples,
Romas gods have all engaged the world's
attention, but tbe nineteenth century has
provided the greatest Roman of them all,
Salvation Oil: it kills painl
Ulster if the name of a county in New
York. The name would fit any of the
counties when winter comes.
- Humors run riot in the blood at this
season. Hood's Sarsaparilla expels
vary impurity and vitalizes and enriches
But a Few of Them in Sight At
the Present Time
0ITTZEN8 WHO HAVE DRAWN PRIZES
In the Mind of the Looker-On at the Na
tional Capital Senator Farwell's '"Holi
ness Scheme" Death of Congressman
Townshend and a fcketeh of His Life
Mrs. Harrison's Kote of Condolence An
Official Bead Demanded.
WaSHiyaTON Cjty, March 11. A falling
off that was noticeable in the crowds of office
seekers Saturday was probably due In a meas
ure to the notice given by the heads of all the
departments that tbe vacancies would not be
filled until there waa time for examining the
papers of applicants.
The cabinet wiw in session an hour and a
half Saturday, but beyond tbe fact that, it
was agreed to meet at tbe pleasure of tbe
president for tbe present, nothing of what
was done has transpired. The Wh ita House
was comparatively quiet during the after
noon, and at night the president bad his first
opportunity to spend a few hours with his
The candidates for public printer are all
well backed by their states, and the papers of
these are in tbe president's hands Holms,
Hart, aud Donuth. The president has stated
very clearyly that he will make his selection
of public printer not on a man's political
strength, but on his merits as a business
man and a printer. Mr. Hart's ct nces
seam to be spoiled by this declaration, because
bis friends do not claim that he is possessed
of technical skill. Mr. Donath's friends, on
tbe other huad, are confident that if ability
and exerieuco are the essential requisites
their man will get the place. Meredith and
Houoway, the Illinois and Indiana candi
dates, are not taken into account, however,
in this estimate of probabilities, and theii
claims will be urged with great vior.
1 ho correspondent of The Jew York Sun
telegraph his paper that the New York He
publican leader have agreed upon Gen.
Goorge 8. Batchellor, of Saratoga, for as
sistant secretary of tbe treasury, and that he
will bo appomt.l. Charles E. Coon, who
wanted this place. Is to get another one in tbe
some department, and the other assistant sec
retary will be CoL Ticbenor, of Illinois, and
thic, Tbe Sun man says, does not please the
Illinois politicians, because it bars their can
didates for other offioes, among them Col.
Ularfc t. C'arr, who wanted to be first assi.t-
ant postmaster-general, which, it is reported.
is to go to an Ohio man, A bitfield, formerly
postmaster of Cinoinnati. It is generally be
lieved that Walker Blaine will be nominated
for first assistant secretary of state.
New York, according to this correspon
dent. Is to be pretty well fixed abroad.
Whitelaw Raid is slated for England, Fred
Grant for China, and Allen Thorndke !U
for Gorinauy. William Walter Phelps is lo
get tbe French mission.
Senator Farwoll, of Illinois, has a plan
wbjt h he calls a "business si-baroe" for the
disposition of lbs offices. In brief it is for
tbe congressional delegations In the Repub
lican states, including of course the senators,
to make up a list of the best men for the
offices, those states having no representa
tion in tbe cabinet to hare all the places
ouUidd of tbe departments, which latter
are to go the states that have the cabinet.
Tbe Democratic states are to have nothing
except the local offices. These lists are to be
sent to the president with the request to ap
poiut all or as many of the men named as be
can. This, the senator claims, would save
the president a heap of trouble and put the
selections in the hands of the men who would
be most competent to do the work. Tbere
Is a good deal of opposition to the pln.-s it
is claimed that it gives no encouragement to
tbe party in Democratic states. Regarding
tbe Chiciago postofflce Far well said New.
berry was confirmed with the understanding
that he was to send in bis resignation when
tbe senator asked for it, and ha has not doue
Another part of Farwell's plan is to "abol
ish those schoolmasters, the civil-arvi com
missioners," and he also wants to relieve tbe
president of the baud shaking that he now
has to undergo.
Minnesota people are looking for several
good positions. Among them may be men
tioned Rev. Dr. Jackson (colored), of St
Paul, who wants to be minister to Hayti;
wiuiatn u. .baduc, the old ex-ooramissionw-
of agriculture, who would like to be assistant
secretary of agriculture; R. F. Crowell, who
desires to be sixth auditor; W. D. Estes, who
thinks a South American consulate is just
what be needs; U. u. Jerteon and oar on Von
Roalind, who want consulates.
CoL Elliott F. Sbepard, of New York, ex
pects, if be can get it without upsetting
Whitelaw Raid's plans, to represent tbe
United States at Berlin.
The Iowa delegation has, so it is stated.
selected and presented to tbe president the
following names: Geu. Tuttle, for commis
sioner of pensions; ex-Governor Stoue, for
commissioner of the general land office, and
ex-Congressman Hepburn, for commissioner
President and Mrs. Harrison, Russell Har
rison and his wife, and Mrs. Robert McKee,
attended divine service at Dr. Hamlin's
church on Connecticut avenue yssterday
afternoon. Tbe president and his folks came
quietly aud unannounced; and-as their pres
ence was unexpected, attracted but little at
tention during tbe service.
R. W. TOWNSHEND DEAD.
Tbe Illinois Congressman Succumbs to the
Washington Citt, March 11. The na
tional flag flies at half-mast over the capitol
out of respect to the memory of Congressman
R W. Townshend, of Illinois, who died here
Saturday morning at 11:45 o'clock. Mr.
Townshend was born but a few miles from this
city of a family which united Virginia and
Maryland blood of the best strains. He was
educated in Washington, and while yet a
youth was employed as a clerk in one of the
principal book -stores, where he could some
times gratify bis desire for reading and be
come acquainted with, many of the public
mas who frequented tbe place. He attracted
their attention as a remarkably bright boy
by h is great fondness for political discussion.
It is related of him that be frequently drew
into political controversy a much older clerk
named Bickham, and that the latter, wearied
of bis discussions with young Townshend,
said one day: "It makes no difference what
you say, Dick Townshend, you're nothing but
a boy, anyway."
The boy Townshend replied: "I know I am
only a boy, but I am going to be a congress
man some day. Just you wait a few years
and I will be getting $3,000 a year in that
house on the hill while you are still clerking
at a few dollars a week."
Young Townshend, In pursuance of bis de
termination to become a congressman, ob
tained a page's position in the house. Here
he attracted the attention of the Hon. Sam
uel S. Marshall, a Democratic congressman
from Southern Illinois, who invited him to
go west and read law In his office. Tbe Invi
tation was accepted, and young Townshend
took up his residence at McLeansborough,
IUa, where Judge Marshall resided. Here
he studied law. at the same time assisting
in tbe clerk's office of one of the court
When scarcely of age be was selected court
After Mr. Townshend moved to Illinois he
toon became popular in bis neighborhood and
entered public life. He was clerk of the cir
suit court of Hamilton county and prosecut
ing attorney for the Twelfth district He was
a member of tbe Democratic state central
committee of Illinois for ten years, and was
a delegate to the national Democratic conven
tion at Baltimore in Wi. He served in the
Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, Forty-eighth,
Forty-ninth, and Fiftieth congresses as a
Democrat, and was re-elected to the Fifty
Referring to criticisms upon himself for not
having gone into the army during tbe war
nr. lownshendrecently remarked plasaently:
"Wall, there were seven sons in my family.
Three of my brothers went into the Union
- - - - -
Army and ru t ,ned the Confederate serv
ice, and I remained in civil life to keep thing
even tn the fa nily."
Mr. Towns: tend was prominent and in
fluential iu cot gress and in the councils of
his party during the whole of his public
service, and hold positions upon several ol
the most important committees, always dis-
charging the d ity assigned to lura with fidel
ity and ability. His last position of respon
sibility, and a iiifncult one under the circum
stance which e cisted in the last congress, was
that of chaii man of the committee on
military affairs. He discharged its duties in
a manner entit ely satisfactory to his party
friends and won the esteem of every member
of bis oommitt.
Mr. Townshead died at his hotel in this
city after an illness of one week. He at
tended a dinner party at the residence ol
Mr. Hubbard Friday, March 1, and con
tracted a severe cold whioh developed into
acute pneumonia, and the best medical skill
was unable to aive his life on account of tbe
structural weakness of his lungs and the de
bilitated condition of bis system from too
close application to his duties in congress,
and overwork during tbe last few weeks of
Mr. Townshen 1 married Miss Augusta Pool,
at Sbawnectowr, Ills., June SO, lHo'J, and his
wife and two ch Idren survive him. lie will
be buried at Siawneetown, Ills., Wednes
day afternoon. He was nearly "19 years old.
Mrs. Harrison sent the following note to
Mra Townshend :
"Dear Mrs. Townshend: I was very much
shocked to hear'of the sudden death of your
husband. our grief is too sacred to ap
proach with words. Accept these flowers
with my heartfelt sympathy. The president
desires to add hi5 sympathy with mine. Sin
cerely yours, "Cakrie S. Harrikoh."
Dismissed for Bad Business Method.
Washington Citt, March 11. Acting
Secretary Thompson, Saturday afternoon,
dismissed Edwin Harris, deputy collector and
auditor of customs of New Orleans, and
Alfred Bradley, ruperintendent of repairs tc
public buil.lingH. This action is the outcome
of the investigation begun some time age
into tbe business nethods pursued by those
The President Swing tbe Axe.
Washington C ity, March 11. Late Sat
nrday afternoon Attorney General Miller tel
egraphed Mr. C. C. Watts. Unite. 1 States at-
tomey, Charleston, W. Vs., as follows: "lam
lnscruciea ny tne president mat he weuld be
elad to receive vo ir rasiffnatinn nf the nfHoa
of United States attorney for the state of
M ill Be Ievted to Charitv.
Washington Cttt, March 11. By vote
of the inaugural e tectitive committee its sur
plus if ii.OOO) will be invested on real estate
seenritv. through -ha District mmmuinnsn
ac.d the interest etpend?d in relieving the
poor people iu ana about tue capital city.
Another sick Conicrewman.
Washinoton C;tv, March 11. Congress
man Buchansn, of New Jersey, is lying ill
with pneumonia al his resideuoe in this citv.
Mr. Buchnuan was butter last night, and out
FRIGHTFUL RAILWAY SLAUGHTER.
Wrerkera in Ronaia Mangle Fifty Paaaen-g-ere
Capture of the MIcrMnta.
St. Ff.teksbcro March 11. A passenger
train on the Trt ns-Caapian railway was
thrown from tbe track yesterday in a tun
nel, owing to the removal of rails by train
wreclcr. The ri'S'ilt of the derailment was
frightful, the killed and injured numbering
fifty. Tbe band of robber who tore up the
track have been captured.
The New York Time Has m Libel Salt.
Brooklyn, N. "V., March H. Congress
man S. V. White, of this city, has brought
suit against the New York Times for libel,
laying the damages at $5'),000. Tbe alleged
libel consists of a diipatch from Washington
which recently appeared in that paper.
charging Mr. White with prostituttug bis
high office for personal aud selfish euda. The
dispatob in question charged Mr. White with
presenting a resolution authorising tbe presi
dent to declare war against the Venezuelan
government, if necessary to collect tbe indem
nity for certain damages sustained by the
v ecezuelan feteaui Jrausportauou eomjiany.
What Was Bell's Grievance, Anyhow
Kansas Citt, Vo., March lL At 10
o'clock Saturday night J. C Cbritnspn,
proprietor of the Vienna house, ws fatally
shot by William E. 111, the cook, after which
tbe latter committed suicide. Ball bad been
Intimate with the proprietor's wife. The pro
prietor had eloped three week's ao with his
own niece, going to C ma ha His wife brvugbt
him back Saturday night, and Bell earned
out a threat he bad made to kill him it be
An Intelliffett Jury's Freak.
CoLt'MBce, O., Ma -eh U. Legal proceed
ings were Instituted in the supreme eourt
Saturday to have set asie the verdiet in the
ease of the state agai:ist William Ooins, con
victed of murder in tbe second degree, and
sentenced to life iriprisonment at Lima,
Allen county. It is now claimed that tbe
jury decided what should be tbe verdict in
his csuie by flipping a coin, being equally
divided as to guilt or innocence, and fearing
to return without a viirdict,
Orangemen Versus Jesuits.
Ottawa, Out., March 11. The governor
general has received a number of petitions
from Orange lodges asking for disallowance
of tbe Jesuits' estate liilL Rev. Dr. Smyth,
secretary of the Pretermit Ministerial associa
tion, has thirty feet of slgmatnroj to the peti
tion opposing the Jesuits' bill, which repre
sents 1,600 namea
Not Waiting lo Be "Fired."
BaootLTN, V. Y., March M. 0earge V.
Brewer, TTnited States general appraiser of
the port of New York, and one of the fore
most Democrats of the state, has resigned his
THE CHURCH QUESTION IN MAINE.
A Reqnent of Romitn Catholic Under
Consideration by tbe Legislator.
AUGUST A, Ma, Maxell 1L The legislature
has under oonsideratlor a change in tbe by
laws of tbe State reform sobool asked for by
the Roman Catholic clergy, whereby the
Roman Catholic boys In that institution may
receive instruction In tbeir own faith. The
priests desire permission to teach their cate
chism without tbe presence of rrotestanta; to
celebrate a mass once a month; to establish
secret oonfesslon; communion once in three
months, and conflmiatic n onoe a year aud to
be summoned to atten 1 the sick Catholic
boys. J udging by the large number of re
monstrances pouring Into the legislature
these demands have stl -red up considerable
feeling among Protestants throughout tbe
BAY STATH TARIFF REFORMERS.
They Issue aa Address Announcing Their
Vxam of Operations.
Boston, March 1L The Massachusetts
Tariff Reform league issued an address to
day, of which the following are the principal
points: The defeat of the policy of tariff re
duction shows the nued o' further enlighten
ment of the people in reg ird to the real ef
fects of the existing tarin". The league will
advocate free raw material as the practical
objective point for futire effort. Special
efforts will be made to slow tbe farmers tbe
fallacies by which they hive been deceived.
Comment speakers hav volunteered their
services, and joint deliates will be
arranged whurever pot si bio. Our con
gressmen will be invited to ex
plain why they have sacrificed the
interest of New Englai d to the greed of
Pennsylvania. Those of our manufacturers
who petitioned against f e raw materials
will be given an opportunity to defend their
petition. The league is non-partisan, and
asks tbe oo-operatiou of tariff reformers In
both parties. Tbe wealthy few, who imag
ine they have bought tie right to fatten
upon the abuses of the tariff without fear of
further molestation, are reminded that the
tariff question can not be settled at all until
it is rightly settled.
The signers are Henry I Pierce, William
Lloyd CHurison, Joaiah. liulncy, and John
F. Andrews. - A .
'Frisco in a Ferment.
The City Away Out on the Sun
GETS EXCITED RATHER TOO SUDDEN.
A rrohable Stovk-JoblihiK Uepoi-t That I
I'tterly Discredited at Washington Works
I'p the Feople of the Pacific Metropolis
What Is Said About That Satitoan Sen
sation at the Navy Uepnrtment I'ntriutie
Flurry In a Pittsburg Theatre.
San Francisco, March 11. Tho excite
ment in this city Saturday over tbe rumors
of the sinking of tbe United States man-of-war
Nipsic was intense. It could not have
been greater if the lireslau dispatch pub
lished a few days ago stating thut tbe Nipsic
bad been blown up by a torpedo directed at
it by the Uirinan man of-war- Olga, bad beeu
fully confirmed. All sorts of rumors were in
circulation. Otiu report was that the naval
authorities at Mare island had received news
confirming the sinking of the Nipsic, aud this
was followed by another report that the
American mail steamer Alameda, of the
Oceanic company had beeu soiled. The
statement was also made that a telegram bad
been received at tho Union Iron works of
this city from tbe secretary of tbe navy in
quiring as to how soon the cruiser Charles
ton could be placed in readiness for guns.
Upon the strength of these rumors, and tbe
further statement that the Southern Pacific
company had been uotihed to be prepared to
handle the Charleston's guns and naval stores,
bulletins were displayed in front of the news
paper office slating that private advices bad
been received confirming tbe sinking of tbe
American man-of-war Nipsic. Tbe bulletins
were eagerly road and the news spread like
lightning. Iu a short time tremendous
crowds besieged the newspaper offices clamor
ing for details.
In the absence of any definite information
the belief rapidly giiiiiud ground that the
Nipsic had certainly been blown up by tbe
Gorman war vessel. Extra editions of the
papers were issued up to a late hour, but the
news contained therein was of such ineager
uess that it wholly failed to satisfy the de
mands of the public or definitely dispose of
the fate of the American vessel. The crowds
lingered around the new saper offices late iuto
the night. The excitement, however, some
what subsided whon bulletins denying the
capture of the Alameda were displayed, aud
stating that ttbe had arrived at Sydney. The
other rejorts were just as false as that about
Samoan advices up to March 1 will reach
here by the steamship Zoalandia, which is due
at this port Saturday next, and no definite
information from these islands is expected in
the meantime uidess by oable from Auckland.
The California Demokrat, leading German
paper of this city, declared in editorial that
Germans must do one of two things if war
ensued, either rally round tbe stars and stripes
or go bark to Germany, and added: "And
since we have come here to stay, we will
stand and fail by our flag; our country, right
Latest None of tbe alarming rumors
about events iu liiamoau have been confirmed,
and the excitement caused by them ha
abated. The Alt urges that tbe Berlin con
ferenoe set down for the ISth Inst., should be
deferred until tiie arrival hxre on tbe ltith of
tbe steamer Zealandia from Auckland, which
may liring important news.
Nkw York, March il. A special to The
Herald from San Francis o says: It
is st.ited that tbe first Breslau
cablfrnui, whii.'b originated the pres
ent Nirnic agitation, was sent from
this city. Tbe story goes that one of the pas
senger who came upon the Mariposa brought
news of an important character, commer
cially, relative to the &amoan troubles, to a
local German mercantile house. This bouse,
for tbe purpose of influencing trade in a cer
tain ehannel, cabled the story to iu Breslau
eorrespondeat with instructions to give it
wide circulstion. The present agitation waa
the result. This statement of the case received
credence among down-town merchants to-day
Saturday) w hen many widely cotillicting re
ports were in circulation.
WASHINGTON SCOUTS THE RUMOR.
The Navy Veparttnrtt Officials Say It Must
Be 1 h1.
TCashinotov Ctt, March II. Commo
dore 'Walker, who was acting secretary of
the navy Saturday, said that the San Fran
cisco dispatch ol'Ut the sinking of the Nip
sic in Samoan waters must lie false. The
navy department, he said, has received no
advices whatever about the allleged naval
combat, and advices from Auckland, New
Zealand, the nearest telegraph station to
Samoa, would surely reach the department
at 'Washington sooner than San Francisco.
A naval officer is stationed at Auckland,
with instructions to telegraph any importaut
occurrence in Samoa, and the commodore
foels confident tbat had any such thing hap
pened as tbe sinking of the Nipsic, tbis oflicur
would have promptly notified the depart
Commodore Walker, as well as state de
partment officials gtmerally, discredit tbe
story of tbe sinking of the Nlpsio. As to tbe
report that tbe United States war vessel
Charleston has been ordered in Immediate
readiness for sea tbe commodore says it Is ab
solutely false, and that no such orders have
been sent from the department.
EXCITEMENT AT PITTSBURG.
A Concert Audience Hisses tbe German
Pittsecro, March 1L There was a lively
time at tbe Academy of Music, Saturday
night, all on account of Samoa. During the
evening's performance tbe "Song of All Na
tions' w as sung. All went on smoothly un
til the part referring to Germany was reached.
At tbis point a verse of the "Die Waoht Am
Rhein" is rendered by a young lady, the
singer waving two German nags
above ber head. She had hardly got
startod when the audience hissed. Two
gentlemen rose to their feet and objected to
the display of the German flag, and oue of
them shouted to "bring on the good old
American flag. Another of tbe audience
expostulated with hiui and a fight followed.
Tbe objector to tbe German flag struck tbe
man who tried to oheok him in tbe face. The
offending anti-Germans were arrested. At
tbe station-house they gave their names as
W. P. Johnston and Dr. Engis. Each put up
a forfeit for appearance.
Killed Tw Men and Wrecked tbe M1U.
St. Locis, Mo., March lLThe boilers in
the Victoria Flouring mills, at Second aud
Brooklyn streets, exploded at 0 o'clock yes
terday morning, killing fat McMahon, the
fireman, and Pat Brown, st coal passer. Head
MiUer FiaaibecK waa badly loalded aoout the
face and arms. The mill, whioh has a capac
ity of HOO barrels of flour a day, was almost
Assignment of The Dm Moines Leader.
Pes Moixes, la., March 1L The Leader
Printing company, publishers of the Des
Moines Leader, made an assignment Satur
day to P. S. Kell for the benefit of its credit
ors. They file as showing their liabilities a
list of bills payabte amounting to gl8,ts?4. 18,
and estimate tbeir total asset at 163,000.
Was at Sunday School as Usual.
Philadelphia, . March. IL Postmaster
General Wauamaker came home Saturday
night, arriving on the TM train over tbe
Baltimore St Ohio railroad. Be appeared as
usual at the Bethany Presbyterian church
Sunday School yesterday afternoon.
Doaeghy and HI Wife Were Loaded.
QuEENSTOWit, Marob 1L Michael Doneghy
and his wife, passengers on au Incoming
steamer from America, were arrested on
their arrival here yesterday for having re
volvers and ammunition in their baggage.
Kotbing Kew About This Report.
New Tons, March 11. It is reported that
Mra. Langtry was married to Fred Gebbardt
last Tuesday. Neither ct tbe interrested
parties will deny ner eonArm tbe report.
Or the Figment of a Western
AWFUL FATE OF FRENCH TOURISTS
A Wealthy Tarty of Five, Two Iteing
Women, Slaughtered by Indians In Vel
lowNtone Park The Women Scalped and
the ltiHliea of AU Horribly Mutilated
Awakened from Sleep to Meet Death at
Savage Hands The Story Believed.
Chkvknnic, Wy. T., March 11. A half
breed hunter and trapper who arrived here
from the extreme northwestern quarter of
of the territory brings tidings of tbe atro
cious maswere ofa party of wealthy French
tourists in Yellowstone National park. The
bearer of the news heard the story at Can
yon City, a new mining town near the park,
when Hmik Kerry, the guide and sole sur
vivor, reortod the slaughter. Ferry says
bis charges included M. IjeClaire and wife, J.
Vim-eut and wife, and Paul Oorot, father of
Mme. Vincent He entered the service of
tho sight-seers at Virginia City, M. T., con
tracting to show them through the park in
violation of United States statute The
strangers were very wealthy and said they
had journeyed overland from San Francisco
for the express purpose of taking in the park
during the altsence of the horde of summer
excursionists. The imrty enjoyed themselves
hugely in the park, affiliating with tbe
poachers, who were slaughtering game for
hides. Their camp was always the head
quarters for in .regional buutcra, whom they
supplied with luxuries.
The guide'!, story of the murder, which, he
says, was committed by Indians, is a most
graphic rocit il. Just before dawn on the
day of the murder blood-curdling yells and a
fusillade of shots wero beard, and roused
Ferry. He realised the situation, and, crawl
ing through the brush, took refuse in the
mouth of a sleeping geyser. Here he heard
the piteous groans and begging of the for
eigners, mingled with the yelling of the red
skins. The latter proceeded with the mur
ders, and killed old Gerot just as tbe sun was
rising. 11m slaughter was most brutal.
Wound aftor wound was inflicted before the
death shot was given. No body contained
less than ten bulletn, and tbe remains of Vin
cent, who ma)e a desperate struggle for life,
The suva-es passed the morning in further
mutilating the bodies and pillaging their out
fit. The women were scalped and their long
tresstM, matted with blood, dangled from the
twit of the chief of the Indians. The beads
or the men were hacked and their bodies
frightfully disfigured. Tho Indians found
a store of liquors carried by tho Frenchmen,
but the quantity was not sufficient to intoxi
cate theiu all; else they would doubtless
have fought among themselves. The clothes
of the; victim were don nod by the fiends.
who, as they ran from one wagon to the
other, would halt an instant to give one of
the bodies a kick or a gash with a knife.
Finally the marauders wearied of their
bloody feast, aud packing the effects of the
dead people on their ponies, sot lire to the
wagons and left.
Ferry, who was nearly dead with fright,
emerge. I from his hiding place when be In
dians had departed, and at once started for
Canyon City, tbe nearest settlement. He
He avoided the hunters in the park, and must
have suffered from hunger and exposure, as
he was weak, emaciated, and seemed slightly
demented when relating the terrible story.
The guide was placed in tbe care of a phy
sician, but be disappeared the second night
after his arrival, and has not been seen since.
It is presumed that he Is crazy, as he started
to the scene of the macra OfHoers at
Canyon City have organised a posse to secure
tbe Uxiies of the murdered people and if pos
sible avenge their deaths. They will proceed
with all iMMnible haste, as the pfuce Li isolated
and wolves are likely to destroy the remains
before the jark police or the hunters stumble
on them. Ferry is a tough character, but his
story is believed, although some of tbe miners
think that the hide-hunters, who are mostly
outlaws, may have murder! the tourists for
A nniiict to the Kx-I'realdent.
New YonK, March 11. A large number
of prominent citieens have joined in an Invi
tation to ex-President Cleveland to accept a
testimonial of their high regard at a dinner
at Ivlmonlcij's on some evening suited to his
own convenience. In the list of gentlemen
nrging the ecceptance of- the invitation is:
J. Picrroisiiil Morgan. S. L. M. Barlow, J.
M. Brown, of Brown Bros. A' Co., John J.
J O'Brien, of William & John J. O'Brien,
Eugene Kelly, George S. Howdoin, C. C.
Baldwin, Jude Hoadly, and many others.
.Im.v iO(ilI VUlting t. Utul.
KT I .or i. Mo, March 11. There was a
large crowd of people assembled at tbe Union
station last evening, anxious to catch a
glimpse of Jay Gould and party, who ar
rived from the east. Mr. Gould is accom
panied by Mossrs. Sloan, Marquand, Munn,
aud Oeorge Gould. Tbe latter was met by a
large number of reporters, but said be bad
nothing of interest to the public to com
mimical. The party will be here several
Base 111 men at New York are preparing
a royal welcome for the "round-the-worlders."
It Includes a banquet at Ielmonieo's.
The C. B. & Q. and the Alton railways
have resumed tbeir fast vestibule trains be
tween Chicago and Kansas City.
The Cologne Gatette asserts that the osar
is delighted at tbe abdication of King Milan.
Tbe niunicil authorities have prohibited
tbe Salvation army from boldiug meetings in
By tbe bursting of a eeparntor in the
creamery at Hickory Hill, Md., Saturday,
George Smith, the manager, and Owen
Springer, a customer, were so terribly man
gled tbat they died.
Wilson, Bayliss & Co., furniture dealers
of Chicago, failed Saturday. The liabilities
are said to le between 9o,000 and 10,000,
the largest creditor being the Atlas National
bank, of Chicago, for Ho.W.
Tbe KnlgbLs of Labor of Maryland are go
big to bold a convention to advocate the
adoption of tbe Australian system of voting,
owing to the alleged fraud perpetrated at tbe
W. A. Martin, of Pittsburg, a thorough
trades unionist, has the Indorsement of about
all the labor organisations in tbe United
States for the position of commissioner of
labor at Washington City. All the Pennsyl
vania state officials also igned his papers.
Fifty thousand looms were stopped at Fall
River, Mass. , Saturday by a strike of the
Muldoon the wrestler offered Cannon ttfX)
if be could win a fall in a wrestle with the
former, and $30 if be stayed twenty-five
minutes. Cannon got tbe 300 Saturday
night at the People's theatre, Cincinnati.
THE WORK OF " OPTION BROKERS."
No III j 'Beer Syndicate lu England, Says
The Financial News.
Londo. March 11. The. Financial Newt
says: "The articles in American newspapers
concerning the desperate attempts of Eng
lishmen to buy American breweries amuse
the English financial world. They appear to
be tbe result of a combination of certain
American brewers to boom their properties
and irresponsible company mongers who are
trying to advertise themselves among Amer
ican brewers by claiming to represent an
English syndicate. Tbeir scheme is to obtain
such options as tliey cau and then search for
a purchaser, thereby securing desirable prop
erties to bawk in the London market until
tbey are unsaleable. All the talk about tbe
Barings and other English houses being en
gaged in an attempt to form a trust in Amer
ican breweries is such utter nonsense that we
are surprised that our American friends are
deceived by it" ' - - '
. An undesirable country teat on the
custard pie at a picnic.
ft ir r l
THE NEW GOLD FIELC8
Their Remarkable RichneM Confirmed
Exorbitant Trices for Provisions.
Los Anoei.es, Cala., March 11. The re
ports as to the extraordinary richness of tb
gold find in lower California are confirmed.
A large influx from Paradeua, River Side.
Tucsou, and San Francisco is expected. Tin
present population of the camp is said to bt
Hilly 3,0KI, with as many more en route.
Professor Anthony, a metallurgist who hat
visited tho district, says the mineral belt U
200 miles long, and tbat tbe lower end it
largely copper, while the upper end is gold.
He does not think the real ledge has yet been
found. Prices for provisions and materia:
are exorbitant, tennis being; paid $30 a day
ror hauling provisions, and flour selling foi
$50 a sack, w hile canned meats and veget
ables are worth surprisingly large sums. Th
mining camp is now under martial law, a
company ol Mexicans standing guard.
Latest ask Important Reports that the
lwer California gold mining boom was
started in the interest of land comauies are
in circulation, and the excitement Is some
what checked. A wholesale firm here has
received from ita foreman, who has just ar
rive! at Nan Diego from the mining district.
the following telegram: "Tell everybody to
investigate. 1 he mines are a selL"
THEY WANT TO KICK THEMSELVES.
An Item That Show the Value of Knowing
hat Vou Throw Away.
London, March 11 A few days ago a
passenger on one of the steamers plying on
Lake Cotno attracted the attention of his
fellow passengers by giving to the porters
and others connected with the vessel small
packages of brilliants, which thoy threw
away on their arrival at Colioo, believing
tbat tbe stone were worthless. The roan's
strange actions were reported to the police,
who arrested hini. From examination of
papers on his person it was ascertained that
he was Leopolit I jindnuer, a noted diamond
merchant, of lieriin. In his pockets were
found NO.liOii francs worth of diamonds, and
it is estimated that tbe value of the stones be
gave away is one-quarter of that sum. He
was examined by a medical expert, who de
clared him to lie insane.
Are We a Civilized Nation f
Albanv, X. Y., March 11. Au attempt
was made yesterday afternoon by a mob at
West Troy to incinerate thirty Italian labor
ers. Trouble had long been brewing on ac
count of the latter haviug taken tbe places uf
a number of American workmen. The latter
retaliated yesterday by barricading the door,
of tbe wooden building ia whioh the Italian
were house-!, an.l, after saturating it w jth
kerosene, setting it ou fire. The Italians, how -ever,
escaped through a small window iu the
rear of the building. They lost all their per
sonal effects The structure was burned.
The Fool and the Revolver Ai;ain.
Frepericksbvro, Va., March 11. A dis
tressing affair occurred in this county Satur
day evening, which resulted in the death of
Mrs. Thomas Ixive, who was shot dead by her
husband. Mr. Iove states tbat be was re
placing the inain-spring in his revolver, and
that bis finger slipped from the hamnur. His
wife was standing in front of httn and the
bullet entered ber left breast, killing her in
stantly. Mrs. Love was 24 years of aje aud
had been married but eight months.
" He Was Tired of Her."
Rochester, N. Y., March 11. Anna Dia
mond committed suicide at the Waverly
house yesterday morning by taking poison.
She came Lore from BellevUle, Ont. with
Charles Macklin, a member of the "Sbamus
O'Brien" company, last week. On Saturday
the company left for Syracuse, aud Macklin
told her he was tired of her and would no
longer be bothered with her. This, it ap
pears, caused the woman to take her life.
She was about 85 years old.
A Blemish on the Bloom.
Oswioo, N. Y March IL The Rev.
Joseph Bloom, a young Englishman, who
recently resigned the pastorate of the Free
Will Baptist church bore, because of some
difference with the congregation, and joined
the close communion Baptists, has been ar
rested for steali ng a horse and cutter from a
livery stable keeper at Oneida. He denied tbe
charge, but nevertheless was taken to Oswego
Saturday, where be bad sold tbe animal, aud
was fully identified.
Terrible Result of a UtUe Theft.
Akron, O., March 11. John Greeley, John
Cost igan. Will McGInnis and Fred Schrank
stole a can of blasting powder yesterday and
filled thoir pockota with it It became ig
nited and all four of tbe boys were terribly
burned. Greeley's right side was fairly
cooked, and be will die. Schrank's arm was
baked and his right side blistered. His case
is doubtful. The other two were burned on
the face, neck and arms, but not fatally.
A Characteristic Misaouri Item.
St. Joseph, Mo., March 11. At Forbes,
Mo., Saturday night three masked men rode
into town and to the store of S. Young,
where about twenty men and boys were
grouped, and - while two men held up the
crowd with revolvers a third went through
the pockets of all In the place, getting about
$50 and then mounted their horses and
The Weir-Murphy Prlae Fight.
Chicago, March IL Frank Murphy, the
feather-weight, who is matched to fight Ike
Web, arrived here last night in company
with Mike Daly, who will train him tor his
fight with The Spider," after which, Daly
says, he will change Billy Myers to fight tor
$2,000. The fight will take place- about tbe
28th of March, near Chicago.
Dno D'AumaJe May Return.
Paris, March 11. In tbe chamber of dep
uties Saturday tbe government was sup
ported in its action in allowing tbe Duo
D'Auinale to return to France, by a vote of
816 to 147.
John L. Generally la.
New York, March IL A special from
Bridgeport, Conn., says John L. Sullivan is
on a big spree there.
The Weather We May Expect.
Warhihotos CtTY March IL -The indica
tions for thirty-sis hoars (rom 8 p. m. yester
day are as follows: Per "'"'''f" and Wis
consin Fair, warmer weather; general south
erly winds. For Iowa Fair, warns weather;
southerly winds- for Indiana and Illinois
Fair, warmer weather; aonsnweswrly winds,
becoming south westerle,
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