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THE A11GTJS, MONDAY BEUEM15EK Z6, 1591!.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. latest U. S. Gov't Report.
IS HE OUT?
It la Said Do FreycJnet, France's
War Minister, Has Resigned.
THE RUMOR SOT YET COXFIRMED.
laahllity to Meet Kecent Attacks tbe Al
leged Cause Arrests for Treason
Against the Repnhlte Are
RWOKT8 COHCKRNINQ t)E FTIKTCIITET.
Paris, Dec. 26. It is rumored that
VL de Freycinct, minister of war, has
resigned, in consequence of the at
tacks npon him in cpnnection with the
IWma scandal. A hurriedly con
voked meeting of tbe cabinet was held
Raluvday evening- in a committee
room of the chamber c'
derm ties at which, it is reported,
the resignation was offered and ac
cepted. The rumor is not officially
confirmed. There is considerable ex
citement in Paris, and groups of peo
ple stand about the streets discussing
the f-iluation and eagerly waiting for
the latest developments. The rnmor
that M. de Freyninet has re
signed has caused intense agita
ta, ta and everybody L usking what
rCect such an event, if true, would
have npon thi- jrmr. Universal con
fidence! is expressed among the hour-f,-me
in the coolness, good judgment
ami loyalty of (ien. Saussler. the mil i
tury gi.vernor of 1'uris, who has slooil
currful'y aloof from cxi'-ting complica
tions ml would, it is beiieveit, in u
critiinl juncture, undoubtedly Stan. I
by irte government.
ArrestA for Treason.
It is also reported that the cabinet
considered the question of making ar
rests 'or 1 reason and en me to a de
cision as to its course, which is kept
n-cret, hut that a blow will be struck
within a very short time.
Closed Till After tbe Holidays.
The proceedings in the chamber of
deputies Saturday showed that the
setnies of the government had not
yet given up their determina
tion to break it down. A strong
effort was made to involve
1L de Freycinet, and the uproar
in the chamber was so great
as to cause apprehension of personal
wiotence between the excited deputies.
XL Ribot preserved his composure
amid all the uproar and closed the ses
sion amid all the great excitement un
til after the Christmas holidays.
Rumors Affecting Carnot.
Notwithstanding the enormous ma
jority obtained by the government in
tbe chamber of deputies the wildest
rurmors have been afloat. M. Andrieux,
-prefect of police, affirms that he has
in his possession certain documents
and letters that will compromise
tii "highest personages" of the
republic There can be no doubt
a to the names of the persons to
whom he refers. Republicans, howev
er, will no longer hare any faith in M.
Andrieux or any other plotters against
tie present form of government until
swell letters are made public. One par
ticular document the ex-prefect of po
lice has alluded to la not in his posses
sion, but in the hands of Dr. Cornelius
Bora. That paper contains the list of
the 104 members of the French
chamber of deputies who have received
hribes from the lobbyist M. Arton.
In his testi nony before the Panama in
vestigating committee M. Andrieux
affirmed that he had seen this docu
ment, with the names of the depu
ties, in the hands of Dr. Herz. lie
is about to leave for London to
see Dr. Herx. who remains con
fined to bis room in the Burlington
hotel and refuses to be interviewed.
On thai hon U A n.l.U...
has informed bis intimate friends thatl
he expects to be placed under arrest on I
a charge of treason, but that even
should the Kibot cabinet adopt the
strongest measures against him they
will not prevent the accomplishment
of bis purpose. Ko that to the ltona
partist and Orleanist plots of the be
ginning of the week a Itoulangist con
spiracy is now added.
An official denial has been made of
the statement published in the Uaulois
that Mme. Carnot received 840,000 from
tbe Panama Canal company for char
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DEAD.
FOR A BIG CONGRESS.
Archbtsiinp Feehan Summons Catholics to
Gather In Chicago Meet Year Subjects
CniCAGO, Dec. 28. The official call
for the Columbian Catholic congress of
the United States, which will assemble
in this city September 4, 1893, at 11
o'clock a. m., has been issued. The
call is signed by Archbishop Feehan,
the charman of the committee on ar
rangem jiits, and William J. On ah an,
the secrstary. The congress will be un
der the honorary presidency of his
Eminence Cardinal Gibbons, Arch
bishop c f Baltimore. The introduction
to the call is devoted to a discussion of
the wor'hy objects of the Columbian
expositi n, and it is stated that Pope
Leo XIII. has in the most signal man
ner given proofs of the warm interest
be feels in the fair and its various dis
The report of the committee on or
ganization limits the scope of the con
gress to the consideration of the "social
question." as outlined by the pope in
his encyclical, and of "Catholic educa
tion" and the "independence of the
holy see." The congress will be
opened, however, by preliminary pa
pers on the discovery of America, Co
lumbus, Queen Isabella, and the re
sults and consequences of the Colum
bian discovery. The following is sug
gested as the order and subdivision of
the subjects for the different papers:
1. The discovery of the new world.
2. C'olum us, his oharacter and mission.
3. The results and consequences to religion
and to civilization of the discovery.
4. The m ssionary work of the church in the
6. The lnf uenoe of the Catholic churoh on the
political, c'.vil and social Institutions of tha
6. Isabella the Catholic
The Social Condition.
1. Tbe enoyclical of Pope Leo&in. on this
2, The rig its of labor: the duties of capital,
a Pauper am and the remedy.
4. Public and private charities how to make
them more ffoctlve and benefloiaL
6. Workinmen's societies and sooletles for
6. Lire ins iranoe and pension funds for wage
workers. 7. Trade combination and strikes.
8. Immipr uion and colonization.
9. Intempi ranee.
10. Th" conditions and future of the Indians
in the Unite 1 States.
11. The condition and future of tbe negro race
in tbe Unite 1 States
12. The work of women In religion in the
I. Catholic education in the United States.
X The Inde pendence of the holy 9ee.
This is tut a general outline, says the
report, and will admit of much varia
tion. The object sought is to cover as
fully as is practicable the important
questions involved and especially to
bring out iind propose for consideration
practical remedies and suggestions
bearing on the matters under discus
sion. Practical reforms m-ist be pro
posed and the highest capacities ol
trained thi liters and scholars will lie
enlisted in the consideration of the sub
HEIFIS TO $2,O00,C0O.
A Fortunate Windfall for Four Farmers
at llliifrton. O.
Toledo. O., Dec. 20. Four hard
working farmers at Ulufftou are likely
to enjoy life from this time forward.
Saturday George and Peter llnmmand
and Robert and Jeremiah Green received
notice to prove their claim to $1,000,OOC
due to their uncle from tbe Holland
government, which has been bearing
interest at he rate of 5 per cent, foi
tweuty years. It seems that the uncle,
v bom the leirs here have never seen,
patented a spriug lock for rifles which
the Hollau 1 government adopted in
1871. The royalties amounted to
over f 1,100 000. but before it was
paid another inventor claimed to
have inven'.ed the device. The case
has been in the courts until two months
ago a decision was rendered in favor oi
the uncle of the Greens and Hummands.
The uncle 'died six years ago. The
heirs expect to receive nearly $2,000,000.
MILLIONS SWEPT AWAY.
A PaCernon Woman Chokes Her Child
and Smothers Herself.
rATKliso. N. J., Dec. '26. Mrs. Al
ice Faulkner, 40 years old, a servant at
Mrs. Drew's boarding bouse, Sfi Ward
-trect, and her daughter Florence. 12
years old, were found dead in lied Sat
urday morning. The mother had evi
dently choked tbe child to death and
then smothered herself. Despondency is
aupposed to have been the cause ol
the act. Mrs. Faulkner had recently
teen deserted by her" husband, who
was a soldier in the British army and
whose release she purchased with
money saved from her scanty earnings
in the mills here. An empty whisky
hottle was found in the room.
tftnaght a Gas Conapany.
Drtroit. Mich., Dec. 26. Senatot
James McMillan has added to his hold
ings oi the stock of gas companies in
this city by the purchase of the Detroit
gas works, at a nriee ftn.il is u o nnn
000. Recently the senator purchased
the Mutual eras WOrlrn frit 1 nnn nnn
. . w V a, WW, WW.
Jt is said that the two companies will
Kngland Has a Financial Srauclal Almost
Rivaling the Panama Fraud.
London, Dec. 26. The series of col
lapses and irauds in building society
enterprises in England has culminated
in a scanrti'l only less shameful and
gigantic than the Panama af
fair in France. Many details
of the Liberator Building society's
failure atid prosecutions have
been cabled but it would be difficult to
give an adequate idea of the extent and
distressing nature of the disaster.
More than $: 5,000,000 of the savings of
the thrifty poor have been swept away,
with no explanation of tbe disappear
ance. Many thousands of struggling
workingmen and small trades people
lose all they possess.
Two Brakemen Horned to Deatn.
Bradford, Pa., Dee. 36. An Erie
coal train broke in two on a steep
grade, near Ilutchins, this county.
When the forward cars crashed into
the rear part of the train Flagman J.
A. Houseknecht and Braketnan J.
O'Conner, bt th of this place, were
caught in the wreckage and slowly
burned to death before their compan
ions were abla to rescue them.
Another Fire in Hrooklyo.
Xr.w York, Dec 26. A fire in "The
Ber'in" dry g.iods store at Myrtle ave
nue and Broadway, Brooklyn, Satur
day morning damaged the stock to the
extent of 8ia5 000 or $150,000, while the
loss on the bidding is about $25,000.
Fortunately no lives were lost. Large
tires Saturday seem to be the rule just
now in Brook yn and the loss in this
case, as in others, is almost total.
United States Marshals and Mexi
can Revolutionists Fight.
k CONFLICT OS THE TEXAS BORDER.
The Former Forced to Retreat Before
Superior Numbers Two of the Posse
Taken by the Mexicans and Said
to Have Been Hanged.
BATTLE OK TF.XAS SOIL.
Nuevo Laredo, Dec. 26. The Mex
ican revolutionists have committed
another bold outrage on United States
soil. A aitspatch was received here
from Guerrero stating that reliable in
formation had just been received there
of an engatreiiient in Sepata county,
Tex., between a posse of United States
marshals and about 300 revolutionists
which resulted in the defeat of the
marshals and the capture of two of the
latter, who are held as prisoners by the
Last Wednesday this posse of mar
shals, under the leadership of Pink
Barnhill, who is regarded as one of the
bravest officers on the lower Rio
Grande border, left camp, about 40
miles below Carrizzo, and made a
raid upon a ranch. They cap
tured Julian Palacios, one of the lead
ers of the recent revolutionary
movement, and started back to their
camp with him. They arrived at the
camp safely and kept close guard over
their important prisoner Wednesday
night and Thursday. Just before day
light Friday the camp of the deputy
marshals was attacked by about 800
well-armed and equipped revolutionists.
The deputy marshals made a des
perate resistance, but were overpow
ered and compelled to retreat. The
revolutionists released Palacios and
captured two of tbe deputy marshals
who remained behind the remainder of
the posse in the fight.
Captured and Han Red.
It is reported that a number of the
revolutionists were killed and wounded
and that three of the United States
deputies were wounded. There is also
a rumor that the deputies who were
taken prisoners were hanged by the
revolutionists and their bodies riddled
with bullets, but no confirmation of
this last-mentioned rumor has been re
ceived. The affair occurred about 40 miles
north of Guerrero and the news was
brought to the military authorities at
the latter place by courier. It was ex
pected that the revolutionists would at
tempt to escape recapture by crossing
over into Mexico if hard pressed by
the United States troops, who a:e now
hot on their trail.
Aiding the Revolutionists. -
It is reported here that several ar
rests will be made within a few days o'
prominent merchants of Laredo and
other frontier Texas towns, attBe in
stance of the Mexican authorities, upon
the charge that they have lent aid tc
the revolutionists by selling them large
quantities of ammunition and firearms.
ITncle Ham Aecnsed of Negligence.
Citt of Mexico, Dec 26. El Uni
versele publishes an editorial accusing
the United States government of neg
ligence and a want of vigilance in al
lowing bandits to cross the frontiet
and asking if more troops are not
necessary on the American side of the
TO PREVENT STRIKES.
Fnrpose of m Proposed Amalffamatloa el
Cedar Rapids, la., Dec 26. All of
the railroad organizations with the ex
ception of the switchmen are, it is said,
once more to form themselves into an
amalgamated association. The meet
ing for the purpose of this amalgama
tion is in session here and
composed of the following brother
hoods of railway employes: Locomo
tive engineers, locomotive firemen,
trainmen, conductors and telegraph
ers. It is said that the object of this
amalgamation is to prevent any
railroad strike that might oc
cur during the time of the
great exposition. It is feared that
if the various brotherhoods were left
to their own discretion, and in view of
the dissatisfaction already existing
among the organizations, strikes would
ensue on many of the prominent roads
of the country.
Mangled by Iron Wheels.
Morris, 111, Dec 26. William Pen
sanhagen of this city, while crossing
the Rock Island track in a wagon, was
struck by the engine of a freight train
and almost instantly killed. Edward
lleiber, who was wth him at the time,
was severely injured. Pensanhagen
leaves a wife and live small children in
almost destitute circumstances. -
Steamed Through the Ice.
Detroit, Mich., Dec 26. The Ann
Arbor Transport No. 8 reached here at
4:40 Saturday afternoon, having made
the trip from Toledo in six and a half
hours. The ice was from 8 to 12 inches
thick all the way, but the boat made
an average speed of 10 miles an hour.
She will go to Frankfort, where she
will ferry cars across the lake.
Fir in Chicago.
Chicago, Dec 26. The plant of the
Chicago Refining &. Oil company, Nos.
36 to 50 Erie street, was totally de
stroyed by fire at 5 p. in. Saturday.
The flames are believed to have been
caused by an explosion in the refining
room. The loss is 575,000, said to be
fully covered by insurance.
Was Kobbed in Broad Daylight.
Detroit, Mich., Dec 26. A daring
robbery was accomplished in this city
Saturday afternoon by two men, who
assaulted and took from Gersham II.
Waldo, cashier of the Detroit lubri
cating works, f 1,100, with which he
was to pay off the factory hands.
Belknap UeU a Recount.
Lansiho, Mich., Dec 26. In the ap
plication for a mandamus by Congress
man Belknap to compel a recount in
Ionia county, and an order to show
cause, was granted, returnable tha
first day of the January term.
We want to put a hustle on our sale of
OTOGMPH ALBUMS !
and in addition to other cut prices we will sell a lot of great big $1.00
and SI. SO Cabinet Plush Photograph Albums at SOc a piece.
Take them while they last.
We.'are now offering and will continue until sold, large cloth bound books,
such as Ivanhoe, Lucille, Hypatia, Path Finder, Jane Eyre, Scarlet Letter, &c,
at 8c a piece, 8c, (new ones just received.) We also place on sale to-day near
ly all of the celebrated Gustave Dore's illustrated books, as a special leader un
til New Year's, at only 52c each. The lot consists of 13 Purgatory and Paradise
11 Masterpieces, 7 Dante's Inferno, 8 Dore Bible Gallery, 7 Bible Scenes, 17
Atala, 5 Paradise Lost; remember only 52c until Christmas, should they last
that long; also, 4 sets Chamber's large 10 volumes Encyclopedias, which will be
closed at $9.63 per set, 13 sets splendid edition Dickens, 15 vols., while they last,
go at $2,93. Great big Webster's Dictionaries at 47c; Oxford Teacher's Bibles
at only one-third price; 24 Zig Zag Journeys in The Orient, Arcadia, Classic
Lands, India, The Levant, &c, only 79c; 20 copies "Three Vassar Girls" in
Italy, Switzerland and Russia, go at 79c; 12 copies of the "Knock About Club"
in Spain and North Africa, all at 79c.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
Th Age of the Water Clock.
As far back as 2C36 B. C. a Chinaman
named Hwang-ti discovered the principle
of the water clock or "clepsydra."
It was a very rude instrument, chiefly
for astronomical purposes, And was com
mitted to the care of an officer known as
the "clepsydra adjuster." It consisted of
two copper vessels, one above and one be
low, tbe former having a hole in the bot
tom through which the water percolated
into the latter, where there was a float, the
gradual rise of which indicated periods of
time. Portable contrivances of this de
scription were sometimes carried on horse
back. Instruments constructed cn the same
principle were in use among the Chaldeans
and Egyptians at an early period. The in
vention in western Asia was independent
ol that in the east, both being the result
of similar wants. Clepsydras were subse
quently formed of a series of vessels com
municating by tubeB passing through fig
ures of dragons and other images, the
whole being rendered yet more ornamental
by floats held between the hands of genii.
DRIFFILL & GLEE
Keeps the finest line of-
The Downtrodden Male
With all his good qnalities and his few
bad ones, his queer freaks and useful vir
tues, the mule is a most pathetic beast
after all. He seems born to a hard lot in
life, and the fact has left its imprint all
over him. He looks unhappy. 11 is long,
down drooping, patient face and wistful
eyes, his sensitive ears an unfailing ba
rometer of the state of his mind his in
adequate little feet, his unsightly tail and
sober hue all go to complete bis melan
choly makeup. They say it is pure cuss
edness that makes a muie bray, but 1 do
not believe it. I think he thus lifts up hid
voice because the burden of his existence
is all too heavy to be borne in silence.
He has no faith in human nature, but
this is a quality that has never been cul
tivated in him. Human ingenuity called
him into existence, but he sees IiuJe rea
son to regard that as a debt of gratitude,
seeing as his existence is very little good
to himself, and why should he cherish af
fection for beings who give him nothing
but harsh words, blows and hard work
San FraiMuco Call.
OR RENT A UKKI&BB RUuM.
1918 Third Avenue.
rHU DAILY AKGUa DELIVERED ATTOCH
door every evening lor Utic per week.
WANTED "TOREK OR FOUR KCO18 SC1T
able for light housekeeping, either npetahs
or down. Address "4," care of Tb A no us.
LOST OB STOl EN FBi M MY BOMB DEC.
15th, a t n colored it male dog, tmooih bsir.
Heaee rttuin to Counellj's 1J31 Sixth arenae
and be rtwatded. a
WANTED IMMEDIATELY FIRST CLASS
sieel and chilled plow fitters. Besi of
wages paid and steady woik narunteed Onlj
steady men need apply, bomb Ueud Chilled Flow
Co., boutb Bend, Ina.
IN THE CITY.
Under Harper House.
We will occupy our new store, cor. ofFifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known asthe
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ. Pharmacia.
WANTED TO ktM'.A BOlbB ON MM
teenth. Twentieth orlveiiij-sret meet am
couth of fctventh avenue. Post e Ion wanted b?
Feb. 1st. Apply by letter, giving location to D, carr
EDISON PHONOGRAPHS FOB BALK.
Agents and canvassers wanted in eveiv town,
in thu state to ell.onrgoods. Address for par
ticular TBS NORTH AMERICAN PHONOGRAPH CO
State Street, Chloago, 111
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