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THE AllGUS, THURSDAY, DECEMHEK 29, lyz
Do You Wish the
Finest Bread and Cake ?
It is conceded that the Royal Baking Powder is the
urest and strongest of all the baking powders.
The purest baking powder makes the finest, sweetest,
lost delicious food.
The strongest baking powder makes the lightest food.
That baking powder which is both purest and strong
est makes the most digestible and wholesome food.
Why should not every housekeeper avail herself of
the baking powder which will give her the best food
with the least trouble?
Dr. Haines, of Rush Medical College, Consulting
Chemist of the Chicago Board of Heahh, says: "Royal
is not only the purest, but the strongest baking powder
with which I am acquainted."
COLD LEAD FOR ONE
And That One Possibly Related
to the Czar. j
ALLEGED EOMANOFF DIES IN A DUEL
An Aiurrlrun I'lrius the Fatal Itullet
Quarrrl ut tlie Monaco Gaming Table!
th Caute of tlie ISloody Meeting Sup
poied Royalty Given the Lie IHrect
Kaven, the 1) naniite Simpert, Troves an
Alibi and the Dublin llxploai on Still a
Mystery Gladstone' Views.
Loxdox, Dec. 29. The Vienna Tagehlatt
Tuesday hud u special from Moute Carlo
giving briefly the statement thut an Ameri
can and a Russian count had fought a duel
and the American had killed the Russian.
The Russian was called Peter Romanoff
and It is learned that the American's name
Is Jay lirockton, but where he U
from is not stated. The American and
Romanoff quarrelled at the gambling
tables, Romanoff lming the aggressor. The
American sharply resented an insulting
remark on the part of the count and an im
mediate challenge was the result. The
two men fought in the grounds of a pri
vate villa, and evidently meant a duel to
the death. The conditions were tweuty
flve paces, with liberty to advance within
two paces of each other, and to keep on
firing until one or the other fhould fall.
Both American and Russian came calmly
to the mark, and on the word being given
they llred with deadly intent, nt the same
time sturting to advance.
The fount Gets Hi Ieutb Wound.
The second bullet foom Uroekton's pistol
struck Romanoff just above the heart.
The count reeled and fell and in a few
moments expired. Considerable mystery
exists as to the identity of Count Peter
Romanoff. Hi., name, real or assumed,
has suggested some connection with the
imperial family of Russia. A New Yovk
newspaper suggests tlia Count Peter Ro
manoff may or may not 1 the traveling
incognito of the Grand Duke Peter Xico
laievitch, who is the second son of the late
Grand Duke Nicolai-Nicolaievitch, who was
the czar's uncle. The Grand Duke Peter
was born in ,t. Petersburg in l-4, is aide-de-camp
to the emperor, captain of the
Lancers regiment of the Imperial guurd,
and married in IS at Peterhof the prin
cess Malitza. the oldest daughter of the
prince of Montenegro.
Cause of the Deadly Fight.
Further particulars of the duel were re
ceived last evening. The quarrel out of
which the duel grew appears to have been
due to a misunderstanding on the part of
the count. It seems that lirockton had
been winning heavily at the gambling
table and hud tossed a "potlrboire" to the
croupier, which the count supposed was in
tended for him. The count accused Brock
ton of insulting him by throwing him the
Coin, lirockton denied the charge, and
tried to explain that the coin was for the
croupier. The count repeating that Brock
ton had insulted him, Brockton gave him
the lie direct, and a challenge followed.
The names of the seconds were not known.
Brockton left Nice Tuesday. He had been
there six weeks and hud played at the
tables almost daily. He was quite popular.
iur u-iKiumt nuivugtf in iuunn ue uis-
plajed profound agitation. He quickly
recovered his composure, however, and
upon being to! 1 the known facts in con
nection with the affair said that the explo
sion eouui not m any way tie connected
with politics. The crime, he added, could
not be accoun ed for by any sensible sup
position, anu was idiotic in its conception.
Great Z ill in Denunciation.
Dl BUS, Dec. -".. A mass meeting of the
people of Merniiu was held last evening, at
which the outrage committed in Dublin on
Saturday night was strongly denounced.
The Rev. Dr. W Lite, in a speech, said that
tlie devil hud pi miitii the outrage and hell
uau vomited tu- destroying instrument,
l'oersti 1 1'leads for Time.
ST. I.oiis, De . t!!. Michael Foerstel.the
usjended city ireasurer, sent in his re-
oipiiuLiuu u .nuMir .uuiihu i uesuay. His
whereabouts is still a secret, though it is
certain tliat be is under the cure of a physi
cian. The letter of resignation wus ac
companied by a plea fur time. The ex
treasurer does n it want the council to try
him next Saturday, according to pro
gramme. he her his request will be
granted or not r 'mains to be seen.
A DISASTROUS DAY FOR BOONE.
He Will Ncer :iin Believe in I.uck On
Bath. X. Y., Dec. 'J1.). It will be uselessfor
anyone to try ai d convince Farmer George
Boone, of Cross forks. Pa., that Friday is
not an r.nluckj day after his experience of
last Friday. Kv.-ly Friday morning a bear
j entered Farmer Boone's pig pen and killed
two of Us fat.tes- Berkshire pigs. Later in
i the day a hav k pounced down upon a
. prize Wyandot ;e ben lM'longing to llie
I farmer and carried it away. Soon after
j that his 5 year old boy Bobby fell into a
t cistern and was nearly drowned before he
I could be rescued In the afternoon Farmer
i Boone's team l an away while the hired
: man was comiiu down a steep lull with
One ( ty follows Another.
One of the li r.es was killed and the
; hired man's leg was broken. Following
tiiis calamity Mrs. Boone came home from
town, where sb had been trailing, and
discovered that s ie had lost a $10 bill. To
cap the ciimax oi this day of disaster on
the Boone farm the roof of an old building
' in which the fan ler had shut up his sheep
Ml in and crushed six of the sheep to
i death. So nothing can ever make Fanner
I Boone believe ti nt Friday is not an un
TEST OF THE SiNGLE TAX.
DUBLIN'S DYNAMITE CASE.
Keren Gets His Second Wind and Tells
m Itetter Story.
DUBLIN, Dec. 2!'. Considerable doubt is
entertained among the residents here as to
Kevens, the mau arrested at Xeuugb,
County Tipperary, being the author of the
explosion in this city. Kevens was kept in
custody at Xenagh, while tlie police were
endeavoring by every means in their
power to trace up his movements prior to
and after the time of the explosion. He
declared that when he leftgDublln Sunday
morning he was on his way to Fetbard,
eight milea southeast of Cashel, in County
Tipperary. On Sunday night he slept in
Roscrea, a town in the northwestern part
ot Tipperury. He described his journey
from Dublin with great minuteness, and
the police have been making inquiry re
garding him ut all the places he claimed to
An Alibi Clearly Shown.
The authorities, after making a stom
searching investigation of Keven's move
ments for several days past, found that the
story he told of where he had been and
been doing wus true in every jmrticular.
Their inquiries revealed that the man in
custody hud not been near the scene of the
explosion and an alibi having been satis
factorily shown, nothing remained but to
release him. The police are, therefore, as
far as ever from discovering the author of
the outrage. Colonel Majendi, the head of
the explosives deiuirtmeut of the home
office, says thut judging from the specimens
of the debris submitted to him, he believes
that the explosive employed was Atlas
powder and not dynamite.
Gladstone's Wish and Thought Agree.
PARIS, Dec. 2!. When Gladstone, who
is sojourning at Biarritz, was informed of
Settlement Neui Wusliinctoti That May
j lie 1'seful to Kel'trilierti.
j Washington, Dec. :.".. Hyattsville. one
, of Washington'soldestaudlargestsuburbs,
six miles out, is famous as the battle
j ground of the 'single tax" men. The vil
i lage fathers ha ve not only established the
single tax system in practice, but have
been sustained t iroughout by the Mary
land courts against those, property owners
who protested that the new way was un
justly burdensome. Xow the place expects
to feel a new pulsation of progress from an
entirely different source.
C'o-operativr Town for Powderly.
Master Workman Powderly, of the
Knights of Rubor, has bought a farm of
seventy-one acres on the edge of the town
for himself and a syndicate of working
men with a view to establishing a group
of factories and a co-operative working
men's town. The site chosen is convenient
to both the Peni aylvauia and Baltimore
and Ohio railroad 4, and if the capital for
the scheme cun be had quite a smart little
colony is expected
LITTLE WAR ON THE BORDER.
Indications of a Serious Revolutionary
Raukuo. Tex., Dec 21. The reported en
gagement at Ros Animas has been con
firmed by news received here yesterday.
The Mexican troo.is were routed, having
thirteen soldiers killed and many wounded.
Six of the revolutionists were killed. The
revolutionists were commanded by Gen
eral Estrada, and he Mexican troops by
General Garcia. Seven wounded Mexican
soldiers arrived at Nuevo Laredo.
Flocking to lslrada's Standard.
The people on tha Mexican side of the
river are (locking to the standard of Gen
eral Estrada, and by such recuits the re
volution is assumi ig a more serious aspect
than it was thought it would at lirst.
United States tn-ops under Rieuteuant
Hodikeu and a poi-se of deputy marshals
with an experience trailer ars tin tlie trail
of the revolutiouai y pariy who cantured
! two United States deputy marshals,
Guerra and Benavnles, and will not stop
until they are rest tied.
Saved Money uud Trouble.
HoKNKLbaviLl.L, X. Y., Dec. 21. When
thesiipponed will of Joseph Church, of
Allegany, who died a few days ago leaving
au estate of -.'.V.0(' ), was oiK-ned, the fol
lowing in his own handwriting was found:
"I have destroyed my will. If a man like
A. W. M iner can l ot make a will that will
stand law I dou'l propose to try it and
have my heir quarrelling over its provisions."
CARNAGE FOR GOLD
Blood Flows at the San Juan
rORTY KEN ENGAGED IN BATTLE,
Eleven ot Whom Are Reported to Have
BUttrn the Dust A Rich Strike De
velops Many Claimants Thereto and the
Ready Revolver Begins ropping Great
Excitement Among Incredulous Pros
pectors Who Think the Eight a Good
Denver, Dec. 29. The San Juan mining
camp has followed the precedents of all
great mining excitements by baptizing
itself with human blood. A courier ar
rived in Bluffs City early yesterday morn
ing and reported a terrible battle Tuesday,
in which over 100 shots were exchanged.
He reported eleven men killed and a large
number wounded. George Ferguson, an
old prospector, and James Cody, known as
"Blind Jim," one of the best known charac
ters in Arizona and New Mexico mining
camps, are among the slain. The courier
was in a state of breathless excitement,
and had left the grounds after the last
shot was fired to obtain medical aid.
Were Careless About Their Claims.
A private dispatch, yesterday afternoon
from Dolores to John Eddy, a Denver min
ing man, confirms the terrible report. The
trouble grew out of a dispute over certain
claims which had been staked out. There
are nearly 5,000 men in the fields and there
has been very little attention . paid to the
people staking off claims. The prospectors
have simply devoted their time to pros
pecting and scouring the sands to find the
most promising locations. A few claims
have been staked out, however, in places
where many colors to the pan have been
found. But the lines of claims, it is said,
were not reported and a quarrel ensued.
The direct c;.use of the trouble was the
discovery of large nuggets in the bottom of
a small stream.
Few f Those Engaged Cuhurt.
Up to the moment of the rich strike
everything was all right, but the sight of
the large nuggets has the same effect oa
prospectors as a red rag on a Mexican bull.
Each man claimed thut he hud located the
ground, und to settle the dispute firearms
were brought to bear. Over forty men
were engaged in the terrible conflict." Few,
if any, escap.-d unhurt. Information of
the trouble has caused the greatest excite
ment in Denver among prospectors, who
were skeptical of the fabulous wealth of
the new gold fields. The battle will un
doubtedly bring thousands of people to the
new camp, for old prospectors regard
deadly conflicts over mining claims as the
best evidence of rich strikes.
STRANGE MATRIMONIAL DOINGS.
A Woman Marries Two Men and No. 1
Sells His Claim for -.'5.
Jamestown. X. Y., Dec. 2J About two
months ago Charles Madder and Dora
Curry, a daughter of Bobert Curry, a hotel
mau well known in the middle oil fields,
came from TLtusvilie to Jamestown and
were married. Thunksgiving Day Mrs.
Madder received a dispatch from Titus
ville to the effect that her 5-year-old boy
was sii k. The next day she went to Titus
ville, but instead of muling a sick hoy she
found that Frank Gilson. for whom sue
had been a housckt e;HT for seven years be
fore her marriage with Madder, wanted
her to return.
Gives a 'Juit C laim Deed.
He accompanied her back toward James
town as far as Frew-burg, where they
stopped and were married. Both return
ing again to Tiutsville, Tuesday a friend
of Gilson came to see Madder and his
wife and the former agreed that on the
payment of f2."i he would relinquish uil
claim to the woman. Mrs. Madder left
yesterday for Titusville to join husband
Eatul Railway Wreck.
HoKTon, Kas., Dec. 21. On the Bock
Island railway near Troy yesterday a pas
senger and freight collided, killing Bag
gageman Mills, seriously injuring Miss
Bailey, of Otego, Kas.; Thomas Burchett,
Troy, Kas.; Freight Fireman Fuller, Hor
ton, Kas. (will die); and severely wound
ing Robert Heysal, W. B. Huston, K. Les
lie and W. A. Swetmigeu.
I'ostotlice Commissions Signed.
Washington, Dec. 2!. The president
yesterday signed the appointments of the
following uamt d postmasters, whose of
fices by increase of receipts have become
presidential: Frank C. Cerveuy, South Su
perior, Wis.; James H. Morrison, Seymour,
la.; Joseph E. Watson, Bronson, Mich.;
John Donald, Marlette, Mich.; Eugene H.
Swain, Saud Beach, Mich.
Murphy Eights a lraw With White.
San Francisco, Dec. 29. Billy Murphy,
of Australia, and Tommy White, of
Chicago, met last night at the Pacific
Athletic club in a finish fight for a purse
of $1,230. The fight was declared a draw
at the end of the thirty-third round.
Murphy had the best of it all the way
The Cnibrla l our Days Overdue.
Xkw YoitK, Dec. 2!L The Cunarder
Umbria is four days overdue and there is
much anxiety about her. She was sighted
by the Moravia, which arrived yesterday,
on Dec. 21. Her ugents believe she bus
broken some machinery aud would have to
make port in tow or under suil.
Another l'hilauthropic Chicagoan.
Ciiicaiio, Dec. 2!. In the will of Gran
ville S. Ingraham, filed in the probate
court Tuesday, the sick poor of Chicago
are remembered in a princely way. One of
the provisions is that a hospital be erected
in this town to cost perhaps $250,000, cer
tainly not less than $KW,00u.
Ex-Covernor Baldwin Hying.
Detkoit, Dec. St. The eud is very near
in the case of ex-Governor H P. Baldwin.
He is hourly growing weaker ami may
drop off at almost any moment. All hope
is abandoned and it is now only a question
of power of physical endurance.
Crisp and Ciormau at Uotham.
. XEW YoKK, Dec. 2!. Speaker Crisp, who
arrived lure yesterday, had an interview
with Cleveland during the day, but its
purport is not known. Senator Gorman
arrived last night. He will probably see
Death of Jno. J. Ingalls' Eat her.
HAVKKHlLL, Mass., Dec. 29. Elias T.
Ingalls, aged 82, father- of ex-Senator J. J.
Ingulls, of Kansas, aud one of Haverhill's
most prominent citizens, died at his resi
dence fa Summer street yesterday.
The proposition for a constitutional con
vention voted on in Michigan at the No
vember election was carried by the narrow
majority of 600.
An Italian workman was blown to atoms
by a dynamite explosion near Greensburg,
Pa. He went to look at a slow acting blast
he had fired.
The associations of the Ohio state, Toledo
Tri-state, Indiana state, West Virginia, and
Detroit fairs have concluded that it will
not pay to compete with the World's fair
Ira Foote and Mrs. Sarah A. Reed, of
Chicago, were engaged to be married,
when Foote's health failed, and he had a
stroke of paralysis. He begged to be re
leased from his promise, and Mrs. Reed
finally consented for a consideration
Mrs. Delphina Ttivard, of Manchester, X.
II., went to sleep in her chair and her little
ones played with the fire until one of them
dropped a piece of lighted paper in her lap.
The mother is dead.
Rev. II. P. Welton, a minister at Detroit,
has been stricken from the Presbyterian
roll owing to heresy aud will organize a
new society with his old tiock.
Roman Catholics of Mexico are talking
of buildint; a cathedral in the spot where
the first mass was said in America.
A majority of the government directors
of the Union Pacific favor an extension of
the government debt of that road jor fifty
or 100 years.
Settlers in western Kansas counties are
reported to have suffered terribly during
the recent storm. It is impossible for the
railroads to get sufficient fuel on the bor
der to keep the people warm.
Dr. R. J. Youngblood, a prominent mer
chant of Greensborough, Ga., was found
dead in his store with the top of his head
Fire was discovered in the city jail nt
Bonhum, Tex. Xo one huving a key to the
jail door the mayor broke it in with a
sledge hammer and the seven inmates
were dragged out half snffoeat d.
Post Wells, of Boone, la., was taken to
the insane asylum. He has an idea that
the comet will auuihilate the earth. This
is the result of too much study and
newspaper reading. t"ta
A deadly Christmas riot anions Hun
garians at the Northwest colliery, four
miles above Carbondale. Pa., resulted in
Frank Oganta being stabbed fatally in the
neck. A woman who tried to separate the
belligerents was also badly cut,
The American Association for the Educa
tion of Colored Youth is in session in Wil
rniugton, X. C. The association is of na
The Roman Catholic cathedral at Mull
lingar was broken into by robbers, and the
Christmas offertory, amounting to over
$500, was carried off by the thieves.
Basely Deserted the Girl.
Kansas Citt, Mo., Dec. 29. Reine Du
haute, a pretty French girl, after having
made a journey across the ocean and half
across the American continent to marry
her sweetheart, started on her return home
Tuesday morning, the victim of her faith
less lover, who alter sending for her coolly
informed her on her lirnvnl tlmt lu V.u.1
changed his mind.
One Saved for Harrison.
Bismaik k, X". D., Dec. 2!). Owing to the
fact that the supreme court decision in the
Selz precinct case was not notified to the
governor in the ten days given by law for
him to istie the certificates, Harrison gets
one elector from Xorth Dakota.
Dr. Kcllogs Is All Right.
Delay an. Wis.. Dec. 2i'. The reports
about the condition of Dr. Kellogir, the al
leged victim of Chicago saudbaggers, are
greatly exaggerated. IK- has not been dan
gerously ill. He was out riding yesterday.
Had a Real Wild Western Time.
GlTllKIK, O. T., Dec. 2!i. At the town of !
Mulhu.ll on Chrismas eve twenty country
people, representing the two factions in a
school district quarrel, met aud fought on
the streets. A pitched battle raged for
some time, stones, clubs, knives and pistols
being freely used. At least ten of the par
ticipants were seriously injured, and a late
report says that four or five of them may
Poison Kills a Dozen Convicts.
LITTLE Ruck, Ark., Dec. 29. Three
more convicts, victims of the mysterious
poisoning at Helena, died yesterday, mak
ing twelve who have died since the fatal
arseuic was mixed with their food. Six of
the nieu died at Heleua, one on the way
to Little Rock and five uum In the prisou
Railway Men's Meeting 1'ostpotied.
Ckuak Ratios, la., Dec. 29. Owing to
the uou-arrival of some of the delegates
the meeting of representatives of the var
ious railroad labor organizations to discuss
federation, which was to have been held
here last evening, was postponed until to
day, when a lull attendance is expected.
Worked All His Life for Nothing.
Philadelphia, Dec. 29. The first aud
final account of the estate of the late
Congressman Samuel J. Randall filed yes
terday shows that he left property valued
at $TlS.74, while the fees of undertakers
and physicians who attended him were
Chicago. Dec. 29 A switch engine
on the Pittsburg & Fort WajDe read
crashed into a street csr at the Forty
seventh street crossing ut 8 o'clock ihis
morniDg, killing four persors instar.liy
aad iDjurinji a dozen others. The nieh't
is said by eye witnesses to huve been
horrible in the extreme. Several of thove
hurt are perhaps fatally inian d.
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