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TIU: DAILY ANGUS
JOHN W. tOTTf R.
MoHDAl, TJKrimliKR 10. 189.
It baa lcn the Rfneral opinion tliat
JlK Greabam wi entitled lo the va
cant aupruma court j'idnrlilp, but lreal
(lent Harrison w lianlly Ure enough to
ovtrlook rnnal Jonlmmlri and appoint
kint. Bill) he mliit have nude much
"oraa appointment tlian that of Judffe
Drawer. Ttie lattur baa. at timea, mani
foaled considerable indi'iM-ndenoa. no
tably In tbe Ioara lnUr cara, where be
held that the owner brewrrlea were
entitled to coniprnittioo for '.their prep
erty, which wtm virtually conflarated by
the prohibition law of the atate, although
thla declalon tH nuWquentlv reversed
by the supreme court. Judge Brewer la
nephew of that ftrrllnif democrat,
Jwdjje btepben J rVtd. which la nothing
Klot bliu. at any rate.
A national I alvaraitj-.
Hnnalor EdwiimM baa Introdured a bill
pr'ViJln for the eatablinhnu-nt of a "na
tional unlvtrai'jr" at WaHblngton and ap
propriating ."."UHM for ita support
Senator Edmund should leave such noo
aen ileal aclirmrs to Senator Blair, aa they
are right in that gcntli-inan'a linn. Ie
Idea being without constitutional war
rant, if there ia any one thing that la not
needed Id thia country it ia another uni
vertltj, whether great or tmall. We al
ready bare a sufficient number of really
great universities, eilch ai Harvard, Yale,
Cornell. Johns Hopkins and Michigan.
With arvural other but little behind them,
inch as Columbia and Princeton, while
tha number of high schools nisjquerad
log under the name of college and
universities are almost Inaumera-
ble, and tliey are constantly being
added to. Kvery olhrr millionaire who
die think it proper to Immortalize hi
name by adding ano'.her so-called uni
entity to the list. It would be much
better of tlir.e ru b men would ttrengtben
aooie existing collide by a beqursi. uut
that would not gratify their Vnnity.
A regards Mr. V. Imunds' national uni'
Tcraity $5.iKMi,tNM would le too small a
foundation to enable it to compete with
Institutions like Harvard, (Viruell and
Johns Hopkins, all of which have large
endowments, while the amount doe not
begirt to compare with the fund with
which Senator Stanford has endowed the
institution on the I'acillc coast, which 1
to bear hi name. Not more, but fewer
and greater univeptilie are what are
wanted In thi round. We are ur
prised at this action on the ptrt of a
senator usually so etc ar-bcaded ns Mr
s'are for the 4'hllnren.
Yesterdity llev. I. F. Carnalian ad
d vised the congregations of the First
Presbyterian and tl.e Broadway an, I the
Baptist churcbea, and at nilit the nias
.MwMnyjj trje theatre. He also spoke in
the Metuodist, United I'ri-sliyterinti and
Christian Sunday (chooU. He represent
tlia American Kducational Aid association
a society that hi pi iced t . 1 M western
children that were bomt less, in families
lit a numlier bave been taken from
It rk Island and Molina. Some three
hundred local boards advise in regard to
homes and children. The board here
Consirs of J. W. Welch. Ir. J. W.
Stewart, ('. II. Hitter. Pruf. S. S. Kem.
ble and Mrs M. C. Hoffman. Ed. II Mc
Kowd is treasurer. Mr. Carnalian will be
in the city a few days. Persons wishing
to know about uivlnc or taking children
can Itupiire at the Y. M. C. A. room.
About forty children ate now on hand
some esH-tla!!y Dice boys and babes. Any
person wbbing a child can have one sent
on trivl for three months, and ran keep
It, or If not iatisfactory. It will betaken
away at the society's rxixne.
The lirrail IMpaiherla.
Iiphtberia is prevailing to an alarming
extent in 1'iiVviiport. and Is proving fa
tal In a great nmny cases. In IJ'H It
Island the disease has alisted consider
ably and but a few tses now exist. A
raw of a little girl named Allen living on
Second avenue ai.d Twenty. tlrst. aflecteil
with the disease was discovered at build
ing No " Friday, and others may bav.i
been exposed. It tN-lioovt-i parent In
that district to us the greatest of dili
gence in wntchiug aud guarding their
children. An ounce of prevention is
worth a good many ounces of cure.
Thry Tiaatail lair flat.
1 wis -ulerui alioti tliti lUtlory tlia
ottiar iImv wnn I ciunm i,ttw ILrw or four
U.tl,U. k a bo wa down on tboir liamls
aial kitfn t- prutwt .iii.tliin on ti.n walk,
ann. aiitii-r t..J uu L f-t aitti Itnid a
stick r-,lv i,. it riK.
lam a !-. " yvl.A ou of tUa bi.ys
kn wnr ttown.
V w s a- -t 1. 1 - a.lOl a w n J .
It luw ,.t r dtiu aa tU aa U Una-" aa
vWtnM a tlunl.
VUt it-- tu stiiTso "it" tunil uut to l
A TTt Lik raterpillar, srlin-tj su u.akiog
fur tli i-..vr of tiia liurm at the edga of the
walk. lie was out of own, and lie seemed
to fvuI.h it. but lie ot.jeeteil to a sud.Jeu and.
Ttia Ix v with the itrb xante-l to rut the
brittle lhre.l of life then and there, but tint
fthers vior-Mily ot)Je--te.l. While 1 talked
wi:b tlietn the Tuiiiik villain rea,'li-, over and
cut the poor vu-tini In two with a Ll-.w of his
wtteli. nntl the fut was followed with a yU
ofdelik'ht lie chunked his tut.u a moment
later, however, for three of them pitched into
him in a way Pi make I, nil feel itm for
Week. It lit tlmt tliey eare.1 for the
eaterpiliar. hut It wu tlmt thi-y wnnteil to
ee lull ,Uv f.,r tu- tiiul-r tliR. N. V. Hun.
llielitliilis nf a Uuwinii.
lutentive . t,M!v I- to U. noll.-eil 111 the
rul ler w.irl.l n- .-il ,leh.-re. At the
prswnt tim tliere itr-in r,,,,f .l.-yel.,
Uieut and already U t r., the l.rada t.f three
lttrf ruhl-r i-l- f,. t,,ri- thi-e different
ma. hoe-. f,,r i uttu,w- s.,1.1 at ti.e rata of
lo.Utsj Kiirs a duv. It Ii not livable that one
of thee me. hHlil-liH H tlie iuventlull of a
woman. to ii.. ii n eTpn-eii-iii of her
cwu. 'hiu ii,.,.e the i.iii,iie of heavy nm
' liuwrv a ml l.o.in (,,r ninny years. "
This illicit .im,l uu i.ll-' V,t, hut forth
fact tunl a ry e,.,,i,i. ate. murium, lu
paper lliaillllif'tlire. tl.e liHU,,n of this
Mttue fetimiiiie p niiiv i-. in id., ii., ami has
alrea.lv n..tt.H h.-i mun I hou-ind dollars.
New Vol k T.'I. -1'hiii
t urlou- I uuuilrr Vturk.
A curious mid u.tew.rthv iiivtauea of
foundry wot k h r.-t -il h e..,,twl f
three ,uil. . of e,it H o i nl.iit one fourth of
an Im ii, and m vhU l.y live inehe n, .iirfuee,
"v-i with e.riti md..,u , the iron.
The linprewioi, on tl. lr,,u lmllU, (,y WTil.
lux on Ihui pi. r. pi, in,,,- t. , .
uiold and th-u .iirniK on the iron. The
ritlliK tint- tiiui.!erre. t-. tl.e piutewhetl
the iron i- eiH.II i, wonderfully char and
li-tln. t. ami i-. m deeply impnnte, i t defy
any attempt m era-uiu.-.New York Tele
gram. No kail.
"Uuw'a that self pu.l,,,,,, perainUilutor
cbama of ynurtf Makn It koT
"Yas. Tha t r oiiliulntor would go well
euouRli, but it wouldn't sell at all."
"Well, that's hei auea yoU d,dn't Uka my
ailvk-e and nisk a ami fur ik-llurper's
"Adam, the oodliest man of man
since born." still could not be called ex
actly enviable, for when he tilled the
ground in the dewy twllluhl and caught
a iharp (ouch of rheumatism, be bad no
Salvation Oil for bis cure, and no twen-tJ-Bve
ceo la to try it.
A Maanaaosh )hlp Caaat.
Every one who reads of the Mancbsater
ship canal, which la to make tha manufactur
er of Manchester independent of the rail
way and of Iiverpnol dork cbargna by ao
abllng atesunship frotn New Orleans and
Havaunah to iinUaid their cotton bales direct
ly into tho products of tlie mills, may not
realize that tha construct). m of tha canal
itaelf ia a greater wrk than tha I'anama
canal, involving tha removal of a lancer vol
ume of material than the whole amount to
be excavated fur tha Panama eaval. Includ
ing tlie fntnntis rutting through the bill of
Culehrs, and requiring about aa many of
atit tljf same dimensions. Y'et tha Man
chester canal is under oontrn.-t to Iw finished
eompMa for alwtit twenty-Ova million dol
lars, while the works at Panama, if tbey are
ever carried through, will dot ten or twelve
time as much, this enormous difference being
chargeable Id great part to tha construction
of the Oamlu dam, which will Xm nocetnary
t keep the (liares rivar from wahlng away
tha Panama rainil ever year, and which baa
no rotinteriwrt at MaiH-lieater, while tha ret
faitoha accotmted for bythepreut coat of
lalmr at Panama, tha expeimi of tha neeea
aary financiering, the largtt aalariea paid to
attract the numerous eors of engineer and
omVlala reiuire.l to rfcjt their livea In tha
rllmataof the Isthmus ami tlie outlay needed
fisr terminal aecoim.iodatiotis, hnepitals, and
so on, and for the purchase of the Panama
railway. Amerk-an Architect.
Nehrswka lllow Wells.
Tba blow wells to Iw found on the divide
between the middle and north iotii present
au Interesting IW.I of tudy for tha natural
let. They seem to act like an air shaft In
connection with some riirrsut of air. Wbeu
tha wind is lu a curtain direction the current
of air ts outward, or, to use the local phrase,
tha well blows; at other times the eurreut Is
downward, or the well sucks. The eurreut
In whim instances Is so strong that a hat
thrown down into tha tubing of a bored well
will lie blown nut, or if tha eurreut is down
ward a hut planed over tlie tube will be
drawn Into the Well.
Many of these wells are the deepest in thia
part of tha country, being dug to a vein of
gravel which lies ou a level with the river;
they reach a depth of l.'sO to 3U0 feet. When
the current ia downward these walla often
freeaeto a depth of 1NO feet, and a cam baa
lren reported in The Tlmea in which a pipe
was burst by frost at a depth of eighty feet.
It is tlie geueral opinion among those who
have investigated the matter that the stra
tum of gravel In which water ia found com
municatee with the river, and that there ia
an air passnge aa well as a water passage. It
ia a well known fact that when the wind
blow from the river toward the well the
water will rise much higher than when it
blows from the opposite direction, but it is
rather difficult to explain how a current of
air ran blow with such force through a stra
tum of gravel a distance of six to ten milea.
Tha rirat Meererhaum pip.
In ITS there lived In Prath, the capital of
Hungary, Karol Kowatee, a shoemaker, whose
Ingenuity in cutting and carving on wood
brought him into contact with Count An
il r assy, with whom he became a great favor
ite. The count, on his return from a mission
U Turkey, brought with him a piece of whit
ish clay, which had been preaeuted to him as
a ruritsury on account of ita extraordinary
light specific gravity. It struck the shoe
maker that, being porous, it would be well
adapted for pi pes, as it would absorb tha nico
tine. The experiment waa tried and Kami
cut a pipe for the count and one for himself.
Ho would work on them at odd momenta dur
ing hours without wiping the wax from his
hands, lie noticed that the wax gave the
pipe a pretty brown polish and also that tliey
smoked more sweetly. IK her noblemen, hear
ing of tha wonderful speriee of clay, imported
it in considerable quantities for the manufac
ture of pipes. The natural scarcity of thia
clay, known as meerschaum, and the great
cmt of importation in those days of limited
facilities for transportation, rendered ita use
exclusively confined to the richest noblemen
of Europe up to 1SM0, when it became a more
general article of trade. The Unit meer
schaum pipe made by Karol Cowateo baa
been preserved and ia now in the museum at
I'esth. St. Louis Republic
l...eteH ta the Public ftrhools.
JACr.aoxvn.ur, Flsv., Dec. ia Tr Shswrer,
precedent of Dasndann o.llege of North Car
olina, has created something of a aenaatinn
bv an attack on the public school
which he ma.te in an address U-foretba Praw
uywnansynouor h est Floridnand Alabama
He declared that the non sectarianism of the
ruoniit prevented the proper religious train
ing of the Presbyterian youth He strongly
urged the education of the children of Pres
byterians inechitols f.wtere.1 by the church.
The Tea Tuolbplrk.
The di-rtliM-tioo of the gresteet livlug crank
b.'lonKn to a luember of a down town club in
this ciry. The club is frequented by meu
shout town, whose business keeps them in
tha kiwer part of the city late at night, wtiere
they can hear exactly at midnight the bell
of Trinity church, at Wall street, aud Kt.
Paul's, ou Broadway and pulton street. The
odd character referred to has long lasm a
meuitier of this club, and in his yoMug-r day
wws wont to deliver religious exbortans to
bis wicked associates ill business. The annate
before the bells begin to toll he climbs to the
roof of tba club building and awaits tha
the sound. In bis ban. la be holds ten wooden
toothpicks, and. as the sounds come to bis
ear, be hul.l- out the first toothpick and aaka
himself in a low voice: "Have I violated the
first coiumiindmciit f" He recalls the a. Is of
the dying day.
The belii cea-, and not remembering to
bave violated tue commandment, he drops
the first toothpi- k. Then he begins with a
eeruud, going through the same formula, till
ha reaches a commandment which lie fears
ue has violated. Then ha breaks the tooth
pick aud puts It Istck into his p- ket. This
is done whenever he has tb least d.sjbt on
tha su!.)'t. Having gone through tha ten
ruinmaiidiiieius, be counts the broken bufh-
picks. and for each one he ttuds in his pocket
he luf.icte up-.li hiiii-edf some punishment
rather utiderK.-e some eott of self oVuirnl.
This peculiar pre.-tnx on the strt of the
greatest crank in .New Yk club circle was
re.-eutly found out, and ita diavlosnr grew
out of tlie dlM-overy of a ruai of tin natal
vnnie'K uu in t,,u oc tba club building.
Which a waiter declared Were Used to tha and
stated. Tue crunk himself dasw't deny the
a. ft impeachment, but refuses to quit tha
practice unlene the club so order, which may
oe done siiortiv ew oik (or. Halt I mora
A loukey Manga Itself.
Whether aiiiumla ever kill tle-niselvue In
tentionally has often lieen qiientioued; but
well authenticateil cases of dog and oata
compassing their own death bave been known,
aud here is a strictly true story of a monkey
who apisu-eiitlr diil the same. Itwaaaspi
iler uioiikey.a -t. who was ill, and plaiuly
could not live. To save her suffering bar lov
ing mistress decided to have her shot, and
sue was entrusted to a kind hearted mam,
who agree-1 to put a merciful end to her
troubles. He buk her to his place out of
town, aud w bile he made his preparations
left her alone in a large uuMuished room.
The mum hud been used fur soma sort of en
tertainment, and had, hanging from a beam,
a rope with a n-sw at tlie end, used to bold a
There was no way of getting up to the beam
except by climbing tlie upright side baauua,
and tlia monkey waa week from her illness;
yet when tha man came back lu a boot a
half hour, be found her hanging. So on
had been In. Who bad climlwd to tba beam,
drawu up the n and put ber bead through
the nouac, or eli climbed down tha rope for
the purpose. It seemed impossible that It
could be accident, fur If she got to the rope to
annua) herself, aha certainly could not have
fallen, aa she waa never known to fall In bar
life. There ia scarcely a doubt that it waa a
deliberate suicide. The man who found ber,
aud who bail had great experience, with the
aplder monkey, declared tliat aha understood
her condition, and preferred to end ber
career . E xc ban ge.
We offer one hundred dollar reward
for any case of catarrh that cannot be
cured by taking Hall's catarrh core.
F. J. C'hknkt & Co., Prop..
We. the undersigned, bave known F.
J. Cheney for the last fifteen yean, and
believe him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions and financially able
to carry out any obligation made by their
Wmt A Tshjax, Wholesale druggUU,
Waldiho, Kinnan & Marvix, Wholesale
druKVlsts, Toledo, O.
E. II. Van IIombn, Cashier, Toledo Na
tlonrl bank, Toledo, O.
Hall's catarrh cure ia taken Internally,
acting directly upon tba blood and mucus
surfaces of the system. Pnoe 75 csata
per bottle. Bold by all druggists.
Hang TM Jury!
The Cowardly Butchery of
Dr. Cronin not Worth
AND NO ONE IS TO HANG
eto May Twelve ert'hleacaw Mapnesea
ta We Kepreeeaiattv llaraa
('hllw. Bark aa Oltalllvaa Life
sewteaee, Kwwala Three Veara, awsl
Besiga Wees free-.
Chicago. Dec. 16. The lorg pending
nd eipensive trial of the suspects of the
murder of Dr. P. II. Cronin bat ended In
a farce, the jury having returned the foN
lowing verdict as the result of their
deliberations: Coughlin, Burke and
0"Su!llvso. life imprisonment; Kuore,
tbree years In the penitentiary; Beggs,
acquitted. There was an immense crowd
lo the court room when the verdict wat
returned and a great deal of surprise
manifested. It is regarded as a compro
mise verdict and not at all In conformity
with law or justice. The jury Is red!-
cuted on every band, and a disagreement
would haye met with far more approba
fttPORTS AND RUMORS.
Alleged l eaklnc Irons tlie Jury Kiwni
t'ulvrr's M lie IM-fende Him.
Chic Aim. Ivc lrt The jury lu the Cronin
?ase stands jut where it was on the first tail
tot on Krelay niht, so far an can be known
eleven to one in favor of convicting all of
tlie defendants. The recalcitrant juror, John
Culver, who would not have a word to say
to his asMM-iates Saturday, unbended fur
enough yesterday to discuss some portions of
the evidence, bnt no ballot waa taken Jude
Mi-i'oiiii.-ll came in from lib reekleuce at
take Vk-w at 4 o'clock, and waited until 0,
when, receiving no word from the Jury
room he declared the court adjourned until
10 o'cl.n l; this morning.
I nronrstrnrsl for t'alure Jurous.
Troos of is-ople bunt; around the three
side of the criminal court building through
out the day and evening and indulged in
some strong talk con.-eriiing Culver, threats
of lynching in raw be hung the jury being
freelv made lint in the aristocratic suburbs
of Kvnnston where he reiides the excitement
was iulen-w during the day. Culver i a
strict church member, and an out-and-out
Prohibitionist and put in all his spare time
during the trial loth in the court room and
at the hotel in reading the New Testament, a
copy of w hich ha always carried with him.
r Tha Ready tiiienlrlon.
Just as he was leaving the court r.sun on
Friilay afternoon his wife, through the neg
ligence of the IstilifTs, managed to reach his
side and the two indulge,! in a whisiered
conversation la-ting two or three minutes,
and the fact apsured in the morning pasrs
with various mnUter insinuation. There
waa a commotion in Culver's household at
Kvauston over these insiniiatioiiH as well as
other resirts that found publication in the
shape of ecare headline such as ls lie
Kixe.1.-" and otlierw ise.
airs, t'alver Writes a t'artl.
Mrs. Culver wrote a card to the presa in
which she says: "1 have had occasion t
visit my huslanul from time to tune, as bave
the wives of the other jurors. There has
lever I een tlie alighteot thing in our inter
course during the time whk-h I should fear
to have mniie punlic. Kmlay uoon I raiue
to tile railing in tlie court room, and Kailiff
Hanta called my husband I said. 'Well. 1
won't take dinner wtth you to-ilsv, bc will
call after court thia afternoon ' Mr. Culver
replied: 'Yea, John told me so this morning.'
That m the entire conversation, word for
word, or nearly so.
"I have never bail any communication
with any representative of tlie defense; I
have never Isvn apprian-lied in anv improp
er uiniiuer ; uo one has ever offered a brils- lo
hit huslamd with'niv knowledge, and I
know, was such an ofTer to is made, Mr
Culver would tm the Itrst to mitke it public."
Me' a Very Determined Man.
Ill an interview Mrs. Culver said: "Mr.
Culver is very determined. If bethought tie
was iii. In lie would Iw burned at tlie stake
Isifore he would give in. If they attempt to
lir.o U'lit him or use rough language to him
be a ill siuiplr et off in one corner and be
more determined than ever." This ex
prasesi the general snutimetit lu Kvaustou,
where Culver livea, aud whisre m.mt eo.W
consider bun obstinate, stroug-headej. and
the very upissute of a model juror.
M III Keep Theaa at V ork m Week.
Judge M.-Connell visited the jury room
before leavuig for home yestorday, but
would say nothing regarding the prosiectM.
Tlie jury, if It fails to agree by this morning,
will let agaiii locked up, as the ju.le has
publicly ibs-lareil that he will give them a
week from Kridav in which to roach a ver
dict. Hliould there be a disagreement and a
mistrial the stale attorney will at once
move fr a sje-cial venire and a second trial
will Iw Inaugurated without delay
A HeartMl Aareesueut.
The Herald says: -The jurors In thrCruiilu
c-e have at last fume to ail agreement.
Tie-v are now a unit f-sr tlie ii'liv I. Hon of
tie- five prisoners, but the puiiuhmelit bas
not yet Uu aosisss-l A verdict mar Ik rile-
led to-. lay "
Se.ma arreut kimun.
Among the rumors that Uca around tlie
court tHilldliHj; hut night were these: That
t ulver would not uimaiiler tba caste at all
yatrlay, tajeauaa It waa Munday; tliat at
nudntght last night be announced that he
was reudy to talk and that he i.s tiiially
riuiviuivd of the guilt of all the suspects;
that the tug of war tlieu began on the pun
Ishiueiit aud ttiat a Very large majority
votail for hanging Iton CouglUin, Martin
tlourk, and t'at O' Sullivan and sendiug John
K Heggs to the s-uiteiitiary for Ufe. aud
John aluiie fur a term of twenty-five years.
Stabbed H la Mistress aod Ksaaped.
5kw YoBB, Ilec. 18 Maggie Couuors,
aged years, waa stabbed by her paramour,
John Hcbultx. last night, aod may die uf
her Injur lea. For tha pant three mouths
they had baeu It '.'lug together. Keuetitly
Kchultx found her in tlie company of other
num. and meeting the wumau on Bleaker
street last night stabbed her five timea.
Hchulti uia.la his escapa.
Iteath sfs Praaatnaat Haptlat.
BiiosiKLta, J. Y., Ink. 10 hev. Ir. Eeu
ben Jeffrey, a distinguished and well known
baptist minuter, died in thia city yesterday
afternoon, aged tW. lie waa a brilliant and
akajuent speaker. Lr. Jeffrey bad had
charges in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Ciiictu
natl aud Ik'uver. lie waa born in England
A lessperate Mother s Triumph.
I.-uiiAXArous, Dee. Id. Home days ago
the board of children's guardians
took puasaasioo of the Ave children
of Cynthia Bradshaw aud placed
them in charge of tha matron at the
guardians' home. Yesterday tbedeeperato
mother went to the home and demanded ber
chiklren. Thia was refused. The woman
theft drew a revolver and, having terrorised
the matron, rescued her child reu and took
The CaJUoralaLoae Hbfhwayasaa,
Kbvada, CaL, Deo. 18. The stage from
DowulevuMe was stopped by a lone highway
man yesterday- afternoon. There ware
three passengers, one of whom escaped to
the weudsi About $U0 was taken from the
passengers, and five packages of registered
mall matter were also taken. The robber
attexnpted to open the express box, but
Mew They Caa tea aoasa Meditating.
WooeTxa, O., Deo. 16. Hattie Sang and
klinnia Boyder, two young girls of 10, ware
Saturday sentenced to two years aaoh fax the
penitentiary. Raoaatly they burglarised
D'Mce's store, and being asked for aa ex-
Cation said tbey wanted to do something
Will Bow A ay Mmm la tka Warls.
TooaTO, Dec. 10. William O'Connor,
champion sculler of America, baa deposited
3M) with the Empire Newspaper Printing
eempany to make good a challenge to row
any man in tha warld for the championship
THE "ROOK ISLAND A11QU8. MONDAY. DECEMBER 1G, 1889.
FRANKLIN B. GOWEN'S DEATH.
Tha Mated Penssylvaala Kallway Man 'a
Sad lea Hatetda,
Pbiladcltbia, Dee, 16. Franklin B.
Gowen, the noted rhiladelphia lawyer and
at one time preside tit of the Reading Railway,
committed suicide so it is supposed, with a
revolver, in his rwm at Washington City,
Saturday. He was at the capital on railway
busi nesa before tt interstate cottmerce com
mission and there was no one present when
the deed was com nitted. Hia friends here
refused to believe that he had taken bis own
life, unlcas by a rl.leiit, and said that he
never carried a revolver, even when prose
cuting the Mollie .'daguirea, many years ago,
and be waa urged to be prepared to defend
Be Did Have a Pistol.
He bad a revolv -r, however, as the weapon,
a beautiful peril handled on, was found
near hia baud with one barrel discharged.
His body arrived here yesterday. Hia wife
throws what nuy be a little light on the
matter by aayiiu.-, so it is reported, that
for ten daya past lie bad acted strangely and
it fas thought probt ble that too close applica
tion to business uulstlnnced his inili.L All
bis relations weie pleasant and he was
puseeMed of an ind s n.lciit fortune.
.THE CHARGES AGAINST CRAWFORD.
Aa lejuactlva I'wt on the Enterprising
Chicago t.allwav Operator.
Chicaoo, Dec. lrt Judge Urwham Satur
day took up the bearing of the charges of
the New York lsin and Investment com
pany agaiust I'ree dent Ileury Craw font and
other official of Ihe Midland Railroad com
pauy. Judge On-sham set the motion for a
receiver for hear.ng a week from to-morrow,
and grantee a preliminary injunction
against Crawford and the other defendants
restraining vbeiu from issuing or selling any
bonds and frotn son. ling the couiiany'a
books out of the jurisdiction of the court.
Besides, he ordend the bonds given into the
court's custody. l'resident Crawford said
he would immediately go to Tipton, In. L,
and send the bonds from there to Judge
Grexham by expiesa That suited the law
yers for the plaintiffs and tliev departed un
til Dec. 34. ' '
A LIBEL. ON MR. BREENE.
The Story or His Arrest for Stealing Is a
Chicaoo, Dec. lrt The story of the arrest
of C. Z. O. Breere , of Dayton, as sent out in
these dispatches Friilay night, and written
on the authority i f C D. Iddingx, of Dayton,
appears to have been a fabrication and to
bave done Breeu t an injustice, Saturday
when confronted w ith Breene, bis attorney,
and the reporter to whom hidings had told
the story, the lat er denied ever having said
anything deroga ory to the character of
Breene, and volu itcered to sign any sort of
written retractio i that might be demanded
of him. In a sta eui.-iil to the presa Mr.
hidings said thete was not a word of truth
in the article, that no criminal charge of any
kind exists again-rt Mr. Breene, and that bis
(Mr. Idlings.) bu .imss with Mr. Breene was
entirely of a civil nature.
Iemand Mho i ter Hours for Women.
Kw York. Dei . 10. The Journal of Com
merce, the leading New York business daily,
in an editorial strongly advocates women's
rights. It says in uhKtaiii tlint the labor
reform really ue led is the einanciiation of
the women of tl e laboring meu's families
from the slavery of fourteen to sixteen
hours daily work in the household . and that
the demand for r slucing the men's working
time to eight hours has no justice in it w lule
these men do no-, reduce the much longer
working time of the women of their own
households, and it calls upon all memtwrs of
the Federation of Labor to begin labor re
form in their own homes.
Hese Ralllsts Slgw League Contracts.
Washimotox Citt, Dec, 10. I "resident
Young, of the Na ional Base Ball league, has
prutnu'gated tbef dlowiug contracts of play
ers for next sea n: With Pittsburg J. V,
Berkley, ii. F. Miller and Fred Scbmitt;
Philadelphia Jot n K. Smith ; Washington
John H. Kiddle; Indianapolis IVter Week
becker and William tleorge: Cincinnati
O. I. Beard and 1 onv J. Mullano: Athletics
John McMahon and Lave Cr.ee.; Baltimore
T. J. Foreman aud J. ist-pli W-rrick; Mil
waukee J. Thor lton, O. W. levies, P. J.
Welch and Albeit Ike; IVnver John Mc
Glone and Joseph Cantillon.
Kllraln (.e .a a Light ftentence.
rtavis. Miss, Iiec. 16. The trial of Jake
Kilrain for defyir g the great state of Missis
sippi and getting thrashed on her sacred soil
by John L. Sullivan, came off Saturday
Jake was lined JUU and sentenced to two
mouths in jad, thi jury deciding that be was
not guilty of prizs lighting, but only of as
aault. This lookel light enough, but Jake's
lawyers tempted lata by asking a new trial,
and being refused aps-aled the case to the
supreme court. It was the imprisonment
that Jake kicked gainst.
Engaged Russell te Itofead Him.
LoicnuN.Der. 16. The earl of Eustou.w bt
name la uupleaauitly associated with the
v est hud club scandals, has engaged Sir
Charles Russell to proaernte tus suit for litssl
against Mr. Parkt, the editor of The London
Ntrenasbaulng the Thames Kefenses.
Lo.tdoS, Dec, IB. The government has
decided to street lieu the fortresses at the
mouth of the Thames by placing therein a
tumlwr of heavy guns, and adding several
sther improvement to bring the works up
to modern require aient.
Civil Lit erty la I'russia.
Luxdon, Dec. If Hrrr Herrfuth, Prus
sian minister of the ioterhw-, has giveu no
tice that the govt rument a ill pnsjecute all
workmen wboetiagein strikes or in anv
other mauner abandon their employers w ith
out giving proper lotice.
Vesuvius' Is a Oreat Sl aw.
Losuos, lec. ie Mt, Vesuvius is inact
ive volcanic eruption and Naples is consa
quautly tilled with aigbt-aeers, much to tba
gratincatum of th shop keeps, landlords and
dealers in doubtful relics.
five Coal M Iners Asphyxiated.
Lovoox.Dec 16. -Fivemiiiers wereasphyx
iatad by Are damp in a colliery at IjJge,
A Hlg Berlin ftnetie.
BEIUJ.v, Dec. 10 -There are IS.dui cases of
Uifluens in this city.
Hanging l oo Utod for Him.
BaLtiuuhb, De-'. 1 John H. Kam n, Jr.,
bas been eugaged in the banking business on
Saturday nights in east Baltimore for the
past three o- four year. Saturday night
be did not turu u , aud a large number of
the vary poor mot rn his absence. The "sav
ings bank" was a little room in the rear uf
tba old Washington Mi-tliodist Protestant
church. Here ev jry Saturday night he re
ceived sums on desit from 5 cent upw ard.
He Imposed a flue of 3 cent upon the de
positors who allo yed a Saturday night to
pass without putting something m "the
bank." The hssax range from tl to tl.").
Charges of Legislative Corruption.
BT. LoCW. De. 16 -The Post-l)iiU b
prlnU under flailing bead Hues, a five
column expisK of alleged legislative corrup
tion at Jefferson City, Mo. it claims that
tba live stock insjectiou bill, introduced by
the St. Iaiuis hut--burs' union in tlie last leg
islature, waa defatted by the absolute pur
chase of state senators, who first sold out to
the butchers and then to tba dressed beef
people who put up more money, announcing
that that tbey w ere for sale to the highest
bidders. Three of the senators in an inter
view declare the story a fake," but an in
vestigation will pr jbably be had.
Johastowa t oiler Water Again.
JoB.ssTowa Pn., Dec, H The recent
heavy rains In tlie mountains have again
caused the Couenu.ugh river to break over
tU banks and cause great destruction
to property. Sa-.urday evening the Lin
coln street bridge, near tlie Pennsylvania
railroad bridge, as swept away, and the
city was again ut off from the outside
world. The bridge at Woodrale Was car
ried away at 7 o'clock the same night. In
thia place the water was runniug down
Washington street, and the telegraph office
was completely sui rounded.
A Bargeow's Merlons A evident.
Baltuom, Deo. 10. Profeasor Thomas
Opie, dean of the ( 'oUega of Physicians and
Burgeons, bas beer seriously ill for the past
flvw or six days, ai d yesterday was In a pre
carious condition Dec. 8, Prefeaaur Opie
performed an operation on a young wouiau
suffering from acuta peritonitis, aud whlie
stitching the woual together slightly prk-ked
his finger. Monday night blood poisoning
developed, aod the flngara and arm became
enormously swoll . He bas been getting
worse ever sinon, ..
The Ancient British Lion Growls
BOW OVER THAT AFRICAN DIVVY.
Berpa IMnto'a Performance ox the Dark
Contiaent Stirs l'p the Warlike British
Kdltor Kevolntloa Praparlag In tha
Tight Little Isle, According to The
New York World Horrible Treatment
of Rnsslaa Kxlles The Caar and Brasll
Lohdos, Dec. 16 There is a speck of war
on the European horizon where it was not
looked for. That Ruaua, Austria, France and
Germany should go to war is only considered
among the quidnuncs to be a matter of course
some time pretty soon, but that England
should be fighting mad with Portugal is
another thing. Hull the action of ISerpa
Pinto, the Portuguese commander, in
slaughtering a few hundred Africans and
adding to his misdemeanor by capturing two
British flags haa set the British lion to
growling with great energy.
The Mtoatioa Very Critical.
The fear that trouble in Africa will come
out of the action of Serpa Pinto is growing
rapidly, and the rolbility that it will lead
to serious complications with Portugal In
creases with the general belief that England
bas been grievously affronted in the matter.
Both Pinto and Cousul Johnson are of in
flammable tenierament and neither ia likely
to withdraw, except under the pressure of
bis government, from tlie declaration he baa
made, the one to conquer the entire country
to the Nyassa and the other to call Pinto to
sccount for bis treacherous and otherwise
wholly unwarranted conduct. Tlie proba
bility of a conflict between the two is ren
dered the greater by the fact that it impossi
ble for telegrams to reach either of them in
time to avert an encounter, in the event of
which taking place it is hinted that it will be
deemed necessary to send a fleet to Lisbon
instead of Mozambique,
Ksilnrst Kd I tors Read v for War.
The Glols? says: "The conduct of Portu
gal is practically a casus belli. While nego
tiations were proceeding concerning the ter
ritory in dispute in East Africa she struck
for herself in a singularly treacherous man-
mer. hngiand does not relish warring with
the contemptible, but if they become arro
gant, insulting, or aggressive beyond endur
ance she w ill not hesitate to make her power
The Times says: If the accounts agree
with the facta Serpa Pinto has been guilty
of a gross outrage upon humanity, and an
intolerable affront to England.
The Standard says: Unless Portugal keeps
to the coast she will not only loee Zumba,
bnt the empire and the mouth of the Zam
beei as welL
The Telegraph thinks the time has arrived
to call Portugal to account.
The laily News says it may fairly be con
ceded that Portugal haa just claims as well
as extravagant pretenses. The question is
riening for settlement In the meantime
Ser Pinto would better leave his gatling
gun at home.
l.lslHin Kdl tors and Politicians.
I.IMioN, Dec, 16. The pars here accuse
Johnston, the English consul who reported
Serpa Pinto's recent doings, of using his
Pi rt uguese sufeeonducUor the pnrposeof pur-
auingtn anti -Portuguese propaganda. Tbey
ceclare that the story from Zanzibar about
Serial Pinto's campaign in Makololand, is a
distortion of facta, and that there is no
chance of a quarrel with Euglaud if Lord
Salisbury acta justly.
Politicians declare that Serpa Pinto is only
prospecting for railways in territory that
bas tadouged to Portugual for centuries. It
was no insult to tlie English flag to disre
gard it w ben used as an emblem of native
A New York World Seasatlon.
Saw York. Dec. 16. The World prints a
Ave column London special undsr the cap
tion of "A llepublic Ahead." whk-h is to the
effect that tlie British people are "convulsed
by the revelations affecting bhh names in
the hereditary tieerage. Prince Albert Vic
tor included, and that when parliament in
quires into it, the "throne will totter." The
article is sensational and is intended to con
vey the belief that there is a movement on
foot to establish a republic in England. The
recent revolution in Brazil it ts claimed has
stimulated the project.
Slaughter of Husaiaa Prisoners.
St. t ETtKSBi ro, lec id. News is re
ceived from Silieria that a rty of exiles
were tired Usiu by soldiers and six of them,
including otic woman, were killed, and nine
wounded. Their offense was that they de
clined to n iibdiaw a petition which was con
strued as rebellious. After the shooting a
court-martial was held and three men were
sentenced to death and several to imprison
ment for long terms. One of those con
demned to death had lsen wounded during
the shotting He w as carried to the gallows
ou a tsHl.
Man ley In Had Odor w ith Frenchman.
London, Iec 16. The French press un
mercifully ex.-oriate Stanley for addreasiug
.inpror Vt ill lain as imperiator, a title tbey
declare be has no moral or legal right to
bear or miit others to assume for him. In
view of this and more of Stanley's alleged
acts of homage to the German emperor, who
had uo share in sending him to Africa and is
entitled to none of the fruits of the expedi
tion, the Krencb journals have greatly re
laxed the efforts to honor the great traveler.
That Berlin Procuress.
BkKUN, lec. 16 The women mentioned
in these dispatches as carrying ou a higb-
toued business iu procuring women for im
moral purposes are the widow of Chief
Mayor lleusvr and ber daughter. They were
arrested tbree years ago for keeping a houaa
in u tlliamstrasse, and for other infamiea
Mme. Henser threatened to implicate very
high people and she sraa U berated on finding
bail. It is said that the young kaiser ia pros
ecu t ing the case agaiust her.
Ireland's Mew Viceroy Cheered.
LoMxitr. Iiec. 16 The earl of Zetland,Ue
new viceroy of Ireland, arrived at Kings
town Saturday morning and immediately
proceeded to Dublin. A royal salute was
fired Ufsm his arrival, and he met with a
remarkably enthusiastic reception. No
trace of biattility was displayed. The wurk
inguiun, who on the occasion of the entry of
previous viceroys groaned and hooted,
yesterday ex hibiUtd thorough good humor.
Pattl's First Husband Head.
Fahih, Dec. 14V The Marquis de 1'aux,
formerly the husband of Adeliua Patti, ia
iead. The uiarqnia married the famous
songstress in May, lb06, at the Koman Cath
olic church, Clapbam district. Loudon, aud
a divorce waB obtained in France In PJK4.
Tlie difficulty leading to the divorce was sim
ilar to that which broke off the match be
tween Priuce Murat aud Uwendoline Cald
well. Halfour'e Capital OfTeosa.
Londuh, Dec. In Balfour is credited
with matrimonial designs on the daughter of
&h- Charles Tenneut. a strong and active
Srxitcb supporter of the Uladstouean policy,
and will neither affirm nor deny the rumor.
Consequently all the dames of the Primrose
league are unmerciful iu their jealously, and
at a grand meeting of the league last week
the tiaine uf Balfour was received in ominous
The Turkish Bulldozing Idea.
Co.NMTAKTi.vorL, Dec 18. The proceed
ings against Mouasa Bey remain at a stand
still. The threat of the officials to charge
witnesses w ith perjury unless their evidence
is sustained makea complainants hesitate to
appear The only hope for justice in tha
matter is that the American legation may
receive tustru.-tloru to further the prosecu
tion. The Poet Browning's Last Wards.
Vmc, Dec ld.-The Poet Browning was
buried yesterday. The body will be re
moved to London as soon as arraugumanta
can be made, and placed in Westminster ab
bey. Just before he died be learned that
the last edition of hia poems was almost ex
ha usted, and murmured: "How gratifying."
These were his last words.
The Csar Will Nevar, Ne Never.
Bcruh, Dec 10. A private telegram re
ceived here from St, Petersburg says that
Russia bas broken off all aiptomatic relations
with the Brazilian minister, telling him that
the czar will nevar recognise the present
government of BaaxiL
- Binghampton Leader: When to lntot
ICS ted man Stands hefnra a mlrrnr hvav
can the mirror indulge ia sober re flee-
He Takes Offense at a Couple
AND GOES VISmUQ IU WAR PAINT.
A Newspaper Interview tha Principal
Cause of His Anger The Congressmen,
Ignorant of Their Peril, (Satisfy the
Irate Ks-Sergeant-at-Arms, Who Is la
a Pitiable Condition Over His Troubles
Jehn Baker Makes a Contest Gener
al Capital Kewa.
Washisotoji Citv, Dec 16. The Chicago
Herald's correepondent telegraphs his paper
as follows: The flight of Silcott, late cashier
in the orrl.-e of the sergeant-at-arms of the
bouse, has nearly led to a most sensational
tragedy. Thursday last the report of the
committee of investigation was read iu the
bouse. It contained severe criticisms on the
methods of ex-SSergeant-at-Arms Leedom.
On the floor Payson, in making a motion
concerning the custody of the fuii.li in the
safe, used language offensive to Leedom.
Chairman Adams, of the investigating com
mittee, in addition to the criticisms uf I le
dum's methods which lie bad made in the re
port, waa that day quoted in a New York
paper as saying that Leedom must have been
cognizant of the forgeries of Silcott last Au
gust and Septemlier.
Went tsunntng for Statesmen.
All these things combined to provoke Ie
tVm into a rage. Having lsen under a great
aiental strain for nearly a week, he finally
lost control of himself, and on that after
Boon, after the adjournment of the house,
started out with a pistol in his pocket, deter
mined to secure a withdrawal of some of the
statements made concerning him, or vindi
cate his giHxl name by shooting his detract
ors. Hefound Adams iu the capital, and ap
proaching the congressman w ith ha hand
upon the pistol in his overcoat pocket, de
manded a retraction of the statement made
in the New York pater. Adams replied that,
having never made sik-Ii a statement, he
could not withdraw it, but that he would be
glad to set Ixvdotn right as well as himself in
any proper mnuuor.
IMdn't Know He Was Loaded.
Adams said Saturday night that while
Leedom was obviously much excited on ap
proaching him, he did not know that the ez-aergeant-at-arms
had a weaon in his over
coat pocket, and did not suspect t hat refusal
to comply with the demand of the unfortun
ate man might leid to a tragedy. At this
interview it was arranged that Leedom
should call at Adam's hotel at (t o'clock that
evening with a representative of a press as
sociation to pre wire the denial. Mr. Leedom
seemed much relieved on Adams agreeing
to thia. At 5:M0 that evening Adams accom
panied Leedom to the office of the presa as
sociation and made the statement desired by
' Mr. Leedom and I have had several un
pleasant colloquies during the last few days,"
said Adams, "but he has never threatened
me to my face. I certainly cannot be de
terred from pursuing the investigation put
in my hands by any attempted intimida
tion." Went to See Payson, Too.
I,eedom also demand. si a retraction of
Payson, doing so in a belligerent and excit
able manner. Payson denied having even in
sinuated tliat leedom was guilty with Sil
cott, I Hit reiterated bis belief that the ex-sergeant-at-arms
had been inexcusably care
lees. During this interview also Leedom hail
his hand upon his pistol in his convenient
pocket, bnt fortunately retained sufficient
self-control to alMain from using the
weapon. n his return to his boarding
house in Capital Hill, Ieedom told of what
he had done, and declared tliat if the tw o
Illinois congressmen have bail done the fair
thing they would have bail to temr the
consequences. He was in such a frame of
mind that hia friends lcame alarmed for
hiin and took the weapon from bis pocket
and with.lrew the cartridges from the
Let-dura In a Mate t Mind.
Leedom is really in a pitiable condition.
His troubles have so preyed usn his mind
that at times be is almost beyond the point
of moral responsibility. Humors of Lis com
plicity with Silcott have been going about,
and of course reaching his ears. He is finan
cially ruined, and, though his wife and child
are sick in Ohio, he thinks it impossible for
him to get to them. He is very bitter against
Representative Adams and others ofLthe in
vestigating committee, claiming that they
are not treating him justly nor correctly re
porting their findings. Adams l-.s changed
the combination of the safe, ami deuied him
access to the funds, for which he is still re
sponsible, and has, be claims, in other ways
deprived him of his rights. Chairman
Adams has been warned that I.eedom'g men
tal condition is such as to make prudence
Honnd to Have Those Salaries.
Washington City, Dec. 1V Four of the
seven meiiilrs, or a majority of the com
mittee engageal in the investigation of the
ahortage in the office of the late sergeant-at-arms
of the house of representatives,
have announced to the members of the bouse
their determination to vote for a report that
the sergeant-at-arms is a disbursing officer
of the government. This will throw the bur
den of the haw from the shoulders of the
members to those of the government.
A Contest from Illinois.
Wasbi.ngtos Citv, lec. 10. Hon. Jehu
Baker, who reresviited tlie Fourteenth
Illinois distrk-t iu the Fiftieth congress, has
serve-t notice oi coniosi on vt. s. foreman,
the i-resent member from that district A
teUcb of testimony, uuder seal, was received
by the elections committee of the bouse
Saturday. This will not Iw opened until the
case is called.
The Purchase of Bonds.
Washisotos Citt, Dec 18. Since Aug.
2, 17, the United States treasury has pur
chased 4 and 4 1-2 per cent, bouds costing a
total of r-TS.mas.sua.Stt, which would have
Boat if left to be id at maturity $2,133,
An lotsaa Uets a Place.
Washixuton Citt, Dec. Id John H.
Beatty, of Iowa, was appointed a chief of
division in the register's office, truumry de
Cooking l'p a Htrlke.
WiLKksBARRE, Pa., Dec. 16. A resolution
waa adopted at a mass meeting of the
Knights of Lalsir held here Saturday in fa
vor of a demand for au advance
uf lJU per cent, iu wages, the demand
to be made on Feb. 1. The attendance was
large, and waa mostly compoaed of miners
Kdltor Medlll's Mother Uead.
Cato!, O, Dec. 10 Mrs. Margaret
Medill, mother of Joseph Medill, editor of
The Chicago Tribune, died Saturday night
of dropsy. Mrs. Medill was f? years of age,
was well-known as a versatile w riter, and
was noted for ber philauthropy.
I'akon Pacific Earnings.
Boston. IV. 18. The October tdateuient
of the Union Paci&s lailroad, eutiretystem,
shows for ten months endiug Oct. 31 : gross
earnings, $:.(1,04; increase, $&i.i,14l: net
earnings, U,4si,05; increase, etoT.lyi
Heavy Know In New York.
Kkwbi-hoh, N. Y.. Dec. 16. A heavy
now storm prevailed here Saturday. There
is seven inches on the level
Wallace Draws Wife.
8T. Paul, Minn., Dec 14. William Wal
lace, whose novel bet with hia brother waa
recorded in these dispatches some time ago.
bas drawn a wife. He advertised for one,
and the Candida tea were to respond by num
ber. ? be numbers ware placed in a hat and
be drew one. It bora tba number 7," and
the name of the ambitious youug woman
proved to 1 Miss Annie Williams, of HO Pine
street. It remains to tw seen whether she
will accept the result
Probably One Mlarreaut Ism.
New York, Dec. 16. A young Italian
tailor named Nicholas Bk-hauni quarreled
with his wife Saturday night iu front of 25
Baxter street, and drawing a revolver fired
three shots at ber. Only one of the bullets
truck ber, inflicting a slight scalp wound.
He then shot himself in the ear. He was
then taken to tbe hospital. The doctors have
very little hope of bis recovery. The
woman is 15 yean of age and tbe man 30.
Fall are of a Wood-Working Fins.
Cbicaoo, Dec 16.-C J. L. Meyer ft
Co., extensive dealers in sash, doors and
blinds, made an assignment Saturday. Their
liabilities are placed at ttUg.OW. and their
assets at 2b3,000. Tbe attorneys for tbe
nrm say mat tue failure was caused bv
-business eosnDbcationa." Tha nn k k
considered one of tbe most substantial fat tba
Latest Styles and the most
Lacs Curtain Stretchers!
aTaUT tm - ajsjaaaaj
Witt Save you Money, Time and Ll-ora
EvKttY JluCSatKBattEat SklOLLi) sUaVI ON
u.y lu ciia 4craUc them.
For Sale By
TELEPU0NX NO. 10M.
BAFFLED BY THE TIME LOCK.
A Hank astii-r Habited, lint the Hank
Funds All Kliclit.
Great Faulk, N. H., Dec. 10. A told at
tempt to rol the Great Falls National bank
was ninile Fri.lay nighL About 6 o'clock
Assistant Cashier BufTum startol the tirne
lock aii.I went home. Cashier Sticknoy re
mained talking with a man about a business
matUT. After this man ha.1 deu-tel Stick
ney closed the .vault door, locked the grat
ing door and started to leave the building.
In the entry be was nabbed by two men.
one of whom put a pistol to his head ami
tnreatened to kill him if he ma.le an outcry.
Ttiey took him inside the bank and asked
him if he would open the vault.
They Were Just Too Late.'
Stickney explained that the time-lock was
on and it would be impossible to open the
vault till moruing. Tbe robbers, satis-fted
that this was true, concluded not to wait.
They relieved Mr. Slickney of his W0
watch and .! in money, thi promising that
he would not move for ten minutes they un
bound their victim aud departed. Mr. Stick
ney is quite an old man and is prostrated.
Nothing has lsen heard of the robbers.
THE PETTICOAT FOREVER.
A Soullirru ;lrl with Cool Ncrn and a
Kt-d flannel Kklrt.
Hirmimiham, Ala., Dec. In. Saturday
moruiin; uear Easlaliago, a small station
fifty miles east of here, on the Georgia Paci
fic railroad. Miss Betty Emmons w as walk
ing along the track when she discovered
that the sjiikns had been drawn and a rail
moved Just as she made the discovery Miss
Emmons hoard the roar of an approaching
passenger train which was running at high
speed. She knew the train would be wrecked
if she diil not stop it and she did not hrsitate
an instant. She wore a rl flannel petticoat,
and, hastily Uaring it oil", rail toward the
approaching tram, waving the garment
across the track. The engiiuvr saw the sig
ual in time to stop the trnm. When the
passengers learned of their narrow escape
and Miss Kiiiiiioiis' coolness, they at once
made up a handsome purse and presented it
WENT BROKE ON A WOMAN.
A Kansas Real 1 stale Ilrali-r's Bad Deal
w Ith tine f the fair Sex.
Kansas Citv, Ma, Dec. lfi. Frank B.
Hyde, once a prominent and wealthy real
estate dealer of Hutchison, Kan., made a
desperate attempt Saturday to take the Ufe
of Mm W. R. F.hler, ami theu ended his own
existence by plunging a knife into his throat.
He had squandered a fortune on the woman
and on her refusal to elope w ith him to Aus
tralia he flew hit., a passion and
said he would s-!ile the matter at
once. He seize 1 ilie woman l.y
the throat, but heariin approaching foot
steps he l-Nsel his i ip and cut his oIi
throat. A nuinls-r of diamonds valued at
found in Mrs. Killer's house and
claimed a her ow n were taken charge of by
the coroner, and a number of suspicious
lookiug men about tlie premises were placed
RESCUED BY A HEROIC DOG.
He Dashes into the Flames and Saves a
Voir Citv, Kan., Deo. 1 The house of
Charles Ford, a farmer living about half a
mile east of here, was destroyed by fire Sat
urday. In the excitement Mrs. Ford forgot
her lhy until it was too late to safelv re
turn to the bouse, and she was held latch by
tbe assembled neighbors. She frantically
struggled to get loose, but when she saw that
she could not do s. i she call -d to her dog,
a large Newfoundland, and told him to get
thetbv. The animal dashed through the
flames, and soon returned irrying the child
unharmed in bis teeth. The dog was slightly
burned about the hi, Imt not seriously.
Carroll and McAullfle to Fight.
Na. FKANOisiHi.Dec. IU President Fuhla,
of tbe Caledonia Athletic club, telegraphed
to Jack McAuliffe on Thursday last that
Jimmy Carroll, the club's boxing instructor,
was ready to sign articles for a right for the
light-weight championship at 13.1 pounds; or,
if McAuliffe would forfeit the champion
ship, lie (Carroll) would tight M.-Aulilfe at
137 pounds for a purse ami a side liet of t5,
Isjo. fmsleut Fulda yexterdav received a
dispatch stating that McAuliffe would ac
cept Carroll's imposition to fight at 137
pounds. Carroll will, therefore, claim tbe
light-weight championship of America.
An Ohio Tillage Had It Kcorrhed.
CoLlKBls, O., Dec. 10. Between 11 and
12 o'clock Saturday night fire started in New
Carlisle, O., destroying almost the entire
tO-n It KtI-ti in MLrmMw- .Inn, .
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spread rapidly. The buildings dtroyed
were Higgena drug atore, Ixmnian's boot
and shoe house, Christ Bros.' block. Odd Fal
lows's block and several other stores, build
ings and residences. The New Carlisle
fire steamer gave out and they sent word to
Chief Htimueon. of RirinirfleM
Springfield sent one fire steamer.
The Printers Make a Vlca."
B arrow, Dec 111. The proposition which
the Federation of Labor has adopted t
assess members for the purposes of assisting
strikers in aid of the eight-hour day, is
igoroualy opposed by tlie representatives
from Typographical unions. The assessment
la to be S cent per member per week instead
af 10 cents aa previously reported. Samuel
G wipers was re-elected president and the
meeting adjourned sine die. The Federation
will meet next year at Detroit.
Ble HUw-B of Mtro-dyeerlae.
Jamkstowx. n. Y . rw. iit
lines oontalnin? ten tnmnrnih..1. .-
exploded near North Clarendon. Pa., at 1
o'clock Vittlr.l. w wnM. . ...
j uuig, am-una; lira so
f,U barrels of oil, destroying thr.se oil dor-
l-iek an.1 ..1 .. : , i . .
" ' ajuuau iramc tor several
hours Tha MhiW-lr ..!.-. ,1 1 . .
vraw MK3 SH1UOWI IA
Korth Clarendon for naif a mile around. Na
one was injured. No causa for the explosion
is assign! The low will probably reach
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