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VOLUME LXIX-NO. 12.
The Offlce Again in Possession
Gladstone Addresses a Large Gathering
at Retford Depot.
O'Brien and His Associates Issue a Mani
festo Appealing to the Irish People
to Give Up Parnell.
..eclat to The Mor.i.o Cat..
Dublin, Dec. 11.—The struggle for the
possession of United Ireland assumed a
new phase this morning, and azaiu Parnell
is in possession. The opponents of Parnell,
who succeeded last night in forcing an en
trance into the office and destroying all tho
leaders prepared by Leatny, who was ap
pointed yesterday to succeed Bodkin as act
ing manager during the absence of William
O'Brien, left a guard in possession, with
orders to resist any attempt of Parnell or
his friends to enter the building. This
morning Parnell procoeded to the office
and, with the assistance of a crowd of his
supporters, forced open the doors and took
possession. The police witnessed the af
fair, but did not interfere. After he had
succeeded in recapturing the office Parnell
went to the window and addressed the crowd
on the outside.
To guard agiiust any further attempt of
Parnell's oppouents to recapture the office,
the doors and windows were bolted and
barred, and when the office was secured
agrJnst intruders all conversation with out
siders was carried on through the keyhole.
LOST UIS SELF-CONTROL.
Alter the office was taken Paruell ap
_rpeared at one of the windows of the office,
shouting that he would fight the battle to
the last, that he would ouly allow the coun
try to decide the issue, and that he would
6uhmit to the dictation of no man. He ap
peared to be fiercely excited, aud t > have
lost his usual self-oontrol. When, in com
pany with McGoirgh, solicit'ir for the Xa
tional League, he drove to the railway sta
tion to take ths train for Cork, crowds lined
the streets, and the windows of houses were
filled with spectators. lie was cheered.
Before Parnell made the attack he pro
cured two crowbars. Handing one of them
to John O'Connor they proceeded to the
door of the paper and soon smashed it in.
Parnell has ordered that all persons be
treated fairly in the columns of the paper.
MADE MANY FI'.IENDS.
Parnell's sj _ech last night has already had
the effect of influencing public opinion in
his favottbroughout Ireland and tlienuiuticr
of his adherents is growing rapidly. His sup
porters at Limerick are making preparations
for a great popular display upon his arrival
there. Cork is also preparing to receive him.
The Catholic Bishop. Brow-rigg, of Ossory.
in which Kilkenny is situated, advised the
voters in the coming election to fill the va
cancy in the Commons, caused by the death
of Marum, to cast their ballots according to
the dictates of their conscience. The fight
there will be a good test of Irish opiuiou.
The supporters of Parnell are desirous of
putting foUfc the strongest possible candi
date and fltt Parneliites have withdrawn
the nomination of Barry O'Brien, author,
and selected John Kelly to contest the seat
against Sir John Pop, Hennessy, the nomi
nee of the McCarthy faction.
The clergy of the North Kilkenny Dean
ery denounce l'arnell and support the candi
dacy of Sir John Pope Heunessy. the Parlia
mentary nominea of the auti-Parnell fac
Peter Moran, the man who was arretted
yesterday for striking Heaiy with a stick,
was arraigned this morning aud was for
mally chanted with assault.
The Municipal Council of Kilkenny to-day
adipted a resolution rescinding its vote of
confidence in l'arnell recently adopted.
The Workmen's Club of Kilkenny is
making arrau.ements for a torchlight pro
cession in honor of Parnell, and will give
bim an enthusiastic welcome when he ar
PARNELL NEARLY MOBBED.
Parnell left this afternoon for Cork. At
Naas he received au address from lhe local
branch of the National League. At M _-
asteravar. there was an nnti-Parnell demon
stration when the train arrived, a priest
leading the oppogitiou in cheering for
At Mallow a majority of the crowd hooted
and jeered, only a few cheers beiug raised
for Parnell. Before the train left Mallow,
the crowd became very violent, and made
repeated attempts to cuter Pameli's car
riage. The mob flourished sticks in the air,
and shouted, "Down with the blackguard 1"
"Down with the libertinel" and similar
cries. At one time the mob seemed about
to accomplish Its pnrposeof forcing its way
into the carriage. Parnell tore down a liat
«- rac. from the side of the carriage, and pre
pared to defend himself. Mallow is the
birthplace of O'l'iicn.
K.CEPTION AT CORK.
Cork, Dec. 11.—Parnell's reception in this
city was similar to that accoided him in
Dublin. An address from the National
League was presented to him in the Chamber
of Commerce, where a tremendous crowd
had gathered. In reply he spoke in
the veiu that marked his Dublin speech.
His remarks were punctuated with tumultu
A Parliamentary committee at a meeting
last evening was appointed to oppose Par
nell. The Chairman announced twenty-one
Nationalist members. The Cork Municipal
Council was opppsel to Parnell's remaining
it the head of the party.
London, Die. 11.—Gladstone arrived to
day at Retford depot and addressed a meet
ing of 2000 persons. He said that the con
tinuance of Parnell in the leadership would
be latal to home mie In England, Scotland
and Wales. l'arnell was no longer the
lender of the Irish Nationalists, who had
separated themselves from him. He (Glad
stone) admitted the Irish pany ought to be
Independent and that tbe Consideration and
settlement of this question ought to be left
to them, but thete wa* something beyond all
these considerations in Irish politics, namely,
the great cau.e if Libera_.ni in England,
Ireland aud Scotland.
"The trouble respecting the leadership,"
added Gladstone, "was an andiuonal reason
for grantiog home rule. Why should Eu
glish and Scotch and Welsh politics de
pend upon tbe choice of the issue of a
leadei ? Tbe confidential communications
between the Liberal and Home Itule par
ties and the conversation with Parnell
at Hawardeu in November, 1889, were
equally satisfactory to both parties."
lie believed the O'Sliea divorce proceed
ings would entirely destroy the moral force
needed in Ireland for any one who would
be the leading champion of the national
cause. The Liberals felt that in granting
home rule they constituted the Irish leader
the constitutional ruler of Ireland.
The Liberals were unwilling, after what
had appeared in the divorce court relative to
the private and public conduct of Parnell.
to make him the Constitutional Governor of
PARNELL'S STATEMENT DENIED.
It was absolutely untrue that Morley had
suggested that Parnell hold office under the
British Crown before home rule was con
ceded. The Liberal party's work In Par
liament was to resist coercion In Ireland,
and that work was as sacred aud as urgent
now as it had ever been, no matter who
might be the leader of the Irish party.
Gladstone subsequently addressed an audi
ence of 6000 persons at the workdiop. Ile
said the determination of the Liberals was
irrevocable, 'lhey cou'd uot undertake
effectually to support the cause of homo
rule at the next election in connection with
one particular name. He pointed out the
impoetaoce of continuing the struggle for
Ireland, declaring that legislation lor En
jr .ii'J could not be obtaiuid utr.il the coun
try bad got i id of the home-rule quesliou.
The Executive Committee of the Liberal
The Morning Call.
Unionist Association has issued a loug
manifesto, from which the following are
extracts: Parnell and i _nellites havo al
ways been an untrustworthy body, upon
whose pledges no reliance could be placed
and whose parliamentary antecedents made
tbem unfit and unsafe allies for any great
No distinction can be made between the
Parneliites and the anti.s. The latter con
doned Ills delinquencies and accepted his
policy, and now sacrifice him as a means of
extorting fresh t ._s from tlieir allies. A
mistake the Uritish home rulers made wa}
in allowing themselves to he convinced that
either the methods or objects of ttie Irish
revolutionaries had changed. Neither
faction will ever accept home rule without a
mental reservation for au absolute separa
tion and complete Irish independence.
MANIFESTO OF THE ENVOYS.
New Yoiik. Dec. 11.—The Irish envoys
now J" this city issued a long aianife-to to
night. They say that when they reached
tins country, six weeks ago, the Irish cause
was marching to certain victory. It was
conceded on both sides that a general elec
tion must bring home rule a majority. The
dissolution of Parliament could not be de
ferred beyond two years, and would proba
bly take place within twelve mouths.
ONLY ONE lillN., NECESSARY.
All that was necessary to secure a triumph
was that the delegates should raise the nec
essary funds to preserve evicted tenants
from destruction and keep their organiza
tions iiiierushed, so as to fore* the coercion
Government to face the general election in
tiie same condition of abject failure which
the gallantry of the In. li tenantry had
kept it in throughout tlio five years of in
cessant conflict with coercion.
PATtNKT.'fI CHARGES DEALT WITH.
In less than two weeks they had secured
nearly $100,000, and it was certain that a
sufficient sum would be subscribed lo put an
end to the last hope of the coercicnists.
lhe manifesto then refers to tiie change in
the situation, and, speaking of I'arneH's
charges, says, in part :
HINTS OF TREACHERY.
"These hints of treachery on the part of
British statesmen have not loit their power
over the people, who are only too well ac
custom _ to the tradition of British unfaith
fulness by their unhappy history. It is easy
to understand tho influence upon our warm
hearted colleagues and fellow-countryiuenof
appeals to their feelings such as the.-., urged
witn all the authority of Parnell's nam ■ aud
wiih ail the dexterity and magnetic power
of which he is master.
LOTH TO ABANDON PABH——L.
"We ourselves, though far remoTed from
the conflict, have had to put our personal
predilections to an almost intolerable strain
in endeavoring to separate our attach—ent
to an unrivaled lri«h leader from our abso
lute and overwhelming conviction that to in
dulge onr personal loyalty to him oue mo
ment longer would be to Incur the certain
loss of a geneial election, and make our
selves responsible for the. appalling legacy
of disappointed hopes which the inevitable
triumphs ol coercion at tiie polls would en
tail upon our unhappy people."
their position defined.
The signers say that every p,ivate and
public utteranca of their lives attests the
sincerity of tlieir allegiance to l'arnell, and
tbe wildest partisan cannot suspect them of
a de-Ire to overthrow his leader-hip, with
out territic cause, at a moment when a few
mo.ths more "of our united action would
have brought us to victory," and when any
prolonged period of dissension must involve
certain loss of tremendous interest to the
state on a general election. The signers
seek to imprese upon their countrymen the
deep conviction that Parnell's deplorable
Imputations of mutiny on the part oi his
colleagues aud treachery on the part of
Gladstone are absolutely baseless, and un
real side issues are raised to divert the judg
ment of Impulsive Irishmen from the real
issue, which is, whether it is possible to
WIN THE GENERAL ELECTION
Under Parnell's leadership, snd if the loss
of the neutral election i_ the certain and hb
di-putable price of retaining hiui can l'ar
nell himself or any rational human being
honestly face the future and point to any
ray of definite hope to sustain the unhappy
people? And this in the face of a tri
umphant Tory majority, and helpless and
divided Ireland, with Gladstone gone, his
party estranged from the Irish leaders and
the win le British people angered by the de
plorable insults to tlieir leaders and ren
dered suspicious by still more deplorable
hints of the insincerity of all our profes
sions of friendship. The certainty of a dis
astrous general election Parnell cannot
dispute. The horrible consequences that
must eusue in Ireland he can only pretend
to disguise by vague speculations. As to
future Parliamentary strategy, with the
Irish people alone the determination must
rest, nnd a disaster even greater than a mis
taken verdict would be a verdict not prompt
aud decisive on oue side or ihe otter.
IRELAND MUST DEI IDE.
"If the Irish people deliberately make up
their minds to sacritiee the general election,
dismiss Gladstone from public life, repel
the British people from our side, face an
other quarter of a century of parliamentary
paralysis and dreary attempts ai insurrec
tion, and to do all this on a question of
punctilio as to the terms of his retirement,
the desirability of which Parnell himself
half confesses, thcu we will bow to the sen
tence, which will release us from political
lives of ceaseless anxiety and toil. If, on
the other baud, the overwhelming mass of
thinking Irishmen throughout the world
resolve ihat they shall not be pushed over
the brink of this abyss the present ordeal
will be the means ol giving incalculable aid
to the home-rule cause, as well as of saving
the reputation of our old leader from a tatal
stain. The British people will be finally
aud irrevocably won to the cause of Irish
freedom by the spectacle of how temperate
ly, wisely aud firmly tho Irish people can
THE PRIVILEGE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT
Even in circumstances of unparalleled na
tional perplexity and anguish. All the
watchful tiaiu of coercionists who are now
exhoriiug will sustain disappointment. Not
merely Americans of Irish blood, but Amer
icans ot every origin and every creed, will
joyfully celebrate Uie reunion of the Irish
Nationalists forces by subscribing whatever
funds may be necessary to keep the gallant
men who were evicted in Itelaud's battle
from the vengeance of the laudlord syndi
cates and coereion'sts in safety and comfort
until the general election sounds their d-liv
A PURE VICTORY GUARANTEED.
"Whenever the Homo Pule Bill comes tn
be framed the Irish people are guaranteed
as tn the satisfactory nature of its provisions
by their own quiet resolute strength, aud
by every motive of statesmanship .s well as
honor, that must determine Gladstone to
make tbe crowning achievement ol his life
work a complete and final reconciliation
between the two countries. Finally, our
cause once rescued from its present deadly
peril, our race may rest assured that noth
ing will be left undone to heal whatever
may have been inflicted iv the heat
of strife, and do justice to Parnell's genius
and his work, so that Ireland may drop a
tear over the errors of a passionate hour
and remember only the great Iri-hman and
born leader of men, who fouud the Irish
a.use plunge lin helplessness and despair
and whose arm bas lilted that cause to the
pinnacle of power and triumph."
THE UNITED IRELAND INCIDENT.
In conversation witfi* a representative of
the Associated Press regarding the United
Ireland incident William O'Brien, editor of
that paper, to-day said the dispatches stated
that the edition which Parnell attempted lo
suppress by force wus to coutain a bitter at
tack on him. O'Brien cannot believe this,
as when the controversy arose he
cabled instructions to the nianagor
that if the party decided in favor of
Parnell to hand over the paper to his
authorized agent, aud if tbe decision was
against him to support the party's views
moderately and to see without fail that
nothing personally offensive to Parnell
should appear. He received a reply that
these instructions would be obeyed. Re
ferring to the statement that Parnell acted
in viitue of bis authority as a director of
the company and that he owns a majority of
the stock. O'Brien said the shares which
stand nominally in Parnell's name are less
than half the capital of the company.
Parnell ceased to bo a director five
years ago, for the expreaj purpose of guard
ing himself from pecuniary or criminal re
sponsibility for the paper, the wisdom of
which course was concurred in by O'Brien
nnd others. Those who forcibly took pos
session of the United Ireland office had not
a shadow of legal authority. As to last
night's recapture from the Parneliites,
O'Brien could only surmise that some kind
people of Iniblin, who had not forgotten
the record of the paper, allowed tlieir
natural feelings to outrun their forbear
O'Brien and Gill sail for Rotterdam
Total Lies of thi .epaul.
London Dec. 11.—Ali efforls of the tugs
to haul off the Peninsular and Oriental maij
steamer Nepaul, which stranded oil Ply
mouth breakwater last night, were unavail
ing. She went ashore at low water, and, as
the tide rose, rapidly tilled. It Is believed
she will be a total wreck. No lives were
lust. The cargo was insured for $100,000.
SAN FRANCISCO. FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 12. 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
A TRAIL OF BLOOD.
Bill Joplin Terrorizes an Ar
Five Persons Deliberately Murdered in a
His Career Brought to ao End by a Self-in
flicted Wound—Hade Des
perate by Love.
_l-elal to The Morning Cam.
Fort Smith (Ark.), Dec. 11.—About 5
o'clock this evening R. C. Caldwell, a
prominent farmer, was driving home from
this city, and when about four miles out
was intercepted by a man, armed with a
shotgun, who asked him if either of his
mules would ride. Caldwell told him no.
About this time an old man camo
along riding a pony. The man ordered him
to get off, but he did not comply promptly.
and the man shot him twice, blowing the
top of his head off. He then mounted the
old man's piny and rode him about three
miles, when the animal gave out, and he
abandoned him. He then caught a young
man driving an empty wagon and jumped
in it. Ile whipped up the mules and ran the
team to Jenny Linn, three or four miles.
Arriving there he went to the store of Dr.
Stewart, and seeing several men about the
place, drove them away with his gun, en
tered the store and shot Stewart down. He
then walked out, but returned and shot
Stewart again, though the first shot killed
him. From Stewart's ho weut to the house
of John Miller, a quarter of a mile distant.
Finding Miller soma distauce from his
house he shot and mortally wounded him.
He then proceeded to the house aud shot
Mrs. Miller in the stomach and killed Mil
ler's daughter, after which he blew his own
brains out. just as a posse of men who had
been summoned came up to him.
Miiler is dead and Mrs. Miller cannot re
cover. While in the wagon with the young
man, he told him his mime was Bill Joplin.
He gave the young man £2, saying he
wished him to telegraph his uncle in Ken
tucky that he was in trouble and to come to
hlro. Joplin had been at work at Jenny
Linn, where he fell in love with Mi - Mil
ler, whom he murdered. lie was in th" city
to-day with the girl for the purpose of mar
rying her, hut her father followed ami ore
vented the ceremony. Joplin followed them
later, and, thinking Stewart hud something
to do with breakiug up the match, killed
hiui. The old man he- killed on the prairie
turned out to be A. L. Bull of Hutchinson,
Kans. He told tho young man. While riding
with him, that he was lorry he killed the
old man, but he ought to have got off the
Sale of a Collection of the Eff cts of Walk
ineton and Hu Relative..
Piui.ADiri.niiA, Dec. 11.—The sale of the
valuable collection of effects of George
Washington and his executor and nephew,
Lawrence Lewis, and grand nephew, Lo
renzo L».is, was begun here lust night by
order of H. L. D. Lewis, administrator of
the estate of Lorenzo Lewis. Tho effects
consisted of George Washington's private
account-books, letters, documents and per
sonal effects, kept by relatives as memen
toes. A letter from Washington to Lewis
was bough, by Aldrich for $310. The same
purchaser paid $700 for the last memoran
dum-book of Washington, which the Gen
eral wrote in up to a few days belore his
death. A letter from Washington advocat
ing the nb ilition of slavery brought Sat.
A smaller private memorandum-book
brought $400. Six tickets of the Delaware
lottery. purchased by Wa9.ini.tou, and the
memorandum bearing their numbers in
Washington's handwriting brought 8.00.
The picture of Belty Washington, painted
by Williston. the only portrait of her known
to be in existence, brought $3.5. A lruit
knile ami L.rk brought gl.j; pearl buttons
from Washington's coat, Sll each, and other
articles offered brought similar prioes. Al
together 150 articles were sold. The total
sum realized was $Si_l.
An Aiva.ce in Pi:c_ D-oid.d On by the
"Western Kill Association.
Chicago, Dec. 11.—A meeting of the
Western Paper Mill Association was held
here to-da>. The meeting decided that the
entire product of the mills in the associa
tion should be sold by the agents of the
organization instead of salesmen of Indivi
dual mills. All of tbe mills will shutdown
one week in the latter part of this month.
The association also voted an advanco of
5 cents per hundred pounds iv the price of
lv discussing the shut-down, Judue King
man of Cedar Falls, lowa, stated that lowa
had a very strict law covering trusts, and he
feared should the lowatis comply with the
spirit of such action as was proposed, it
would be construed into a violation of the
law, aud the Penitentiary stared unlawful
proceedings in the face. Chairman Cnstle,
however, said the dealers recently declared
that the organization could not hold to
gether thiity days longer. To teach the
dealers a lesson, the shut-down would be
most effective, aud one was accordingly
J hn Laurens Manning Irby Elected to the
U-'ited St . s Be_ate.
Columbia (S. C), Dec. 11.— J. L. M. Irby
was elected United States Senator to-day to
succeed Wade Hampton. John Laurens
Manning Irby was born in" Laurins. S. C,
September 10. 1854. Ue attended the Uui
versi'.y of Yirgitiia and afierward Prince
ton, lie practiced law but two years, and
since then has resided on a plantation near
Laurens and farmed successfully. Winn
he entered the po itical iircua four years
ago he at once became a prominent leader.
Ue espoused the cause of the farmers'
movemeut at its inceplinn. and was au ar
dent admirer of Captain Tillman.
Chaki.kston, De. 11.—'lhe election of
J. L. IL Irby to succeed Wade Hampton as
Unit, d States Senator has fallen like a
thunder-clap out «,f a clear sky, and lias
widened the breach in the Democratic party,
which was begun by Haskell iind his follow
ers during Tillman's red hot campaign for
Governor. It is safe to say that Irby could
not get one-third of the white popular vole
of the State, and nothing but the Farmers'
Alliance influence and a well-managed
caucus landed him in the Senate.
CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLING.
Arrcit of a Former Ageot of a Chicago Coc
Chicago, Dec. 11.—C. G. Stoddard was
arrested to-day on a warrant charging him
with embezzling bouds of tbe Chicago and
Arkansas Construction Company actually
valued at $100,000. He was released on
$0000 bonds. According to the bill filed in
court Stoddard wai the former financial
agent of the company, and has.retained pos
session of these bonds since his deposition.
This afternoon Judge Shepard issued an in
junction restraining him from disposing of
them in any way.
Stoddaid is an American who resides In
Loudon, and is a member of the banking
firm of C. G. Stoddard & Co. of that city and
Judgments for Fine ard Imprisonment H.ld
to Be Anthrr lid
CniCAGO, Dec. 11.—Judge Gresham this
morning decided the petitions for the
habeas corpus presented in behalf of Charles
Counselman, tbe Board of Trade man, and
James C. Pea-ley, Treasurer of the Chi
cago, Burlingionaud yuincy Railroad Com
pany, and held iv both eases that tbe orders
of the District Court adjudging them In con
tempt, and that they should be fined and
imprisoned, were authorized. Counselman
and Peasley were remanded to the Marshal.
The attorneys for petitioners will appeal
to the United States Supreme Court. In his
decision Judge Gresham finds that a Coun
cilman can be made to testify before the
Graud Jury, because he is fully protected
against punishment on his own evideuce, tn
that Section S6C of tbe Revised Statutes pre
vents any evidence he may give under such
procedure from ever being used to criminate
him. In Peasly's case the petitioner is
placed in the same attitude. Tho force of
Judge Gresbam's ruling is very great. It ia
looked upon by the most eminent lawyers as
firmly establishing the interstate commerce
law by providing an avenue by which to
Substitute' for the Eubs.dv Bills.
Washington, Dec. 11.—The House Com
mittee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
have virtually agreed upon a bill as a sub
stitute for the Senate Tonnage and Subsidy
Shipping Bills. Formal action will be taken
hy the committee probably to-morrow and
assurances have been given b.v members of
the Rules Committee that an early opportu
nity will be affoided for action on the bill in
The most important provision of the bill
directs that all steam vessels intended to be
entitled to the benefits of tho bill shall be
structurally adapted to conversion into
auxiliary cruisers or transports for Lhe
The Dahleren-Drexel Wedding.
New Yoiik, Dec. 11.—Eric Danlgren, .on
of the late Admiral, was married at noon to
Lucy Drexel at the home of the latter's
mother here. Archbishop Corrigan officiated,
lhe bride is a niece of Anthony J. Drexel
of Philadelphia. Dablgren is a Harvard
student and will continue bis studies, in Ing
in Cambridge. The wedding was vety quiet.
Pittsburg, Dec. 11.—Five young min
isters, members of the Pittsburg Presbytery,
who have been on trial several days for
heresy iv following diverse courses lv advo
cating the admission of members to their
congregations, etc, were found guilty to
day and suspended I rum the ministry. They
appealed to the synod.
Boston, Dec. 11. — No Congregational
missions were stationed nearer than 1000
miles from the scene of the reported mas
sacre at Chun-Khing, China. The Amer
ican Baptist and Methodist denominational
mission stations were also far removed from
Conference of Oir-Producer!.
PirxsHuuG, Dec. 11.—A secret conference
of the oil-producers of Western and North
ern Pennsylvania was held last night. The
Object ol the meeting is not known, but it is
surmised that it was to form a producers'
alliance to act against the Staudard Oil
Btrlke of Hailroad Employes.
Lkadville, Dec. 11.—Eleven crews of
thirty-three meu, comprising freight brake
nicii and conductors, on the second division
of the Colorado Midland Railway, running
between Leadville aud Grand Junction,
have struck for an advance.
Milwaukee, Dec. 11.—George Bfontiea
and T. V. Smith, scenic artists with the
Crystal Slipper Company, had a fight w'aile
in tin* Hies to-day, 75 feet Hbovo the stage.
They fell to the stage and both were badly
and perhaps fatally injured.
A M'.ssin. H-llioaalro.
Chicago, Dec. 11.—The police liav. re
ceived a report that the missing millionaire
Campbell has been seen iv Uorroit and the
clew indicates Unit he went on to Niagara
Falls. The officers are working on tbe case
Jacksonville (Fla.), Dec. 11. — Dan
Williams, an aged negro, was lynched near
Quincy last night by a mob of his own race.
He was suspected nf incendiarism.
ftmcksi.v-r 0 videtsd
New York, Dec. 11.—The Directors of
the Quicksilver Mining Company have de
clared a dividend of 11/.l 1/. per cent ou pre
THE WHITE METAL.
National Executive Silver Committee Issues
an Address to Congress.
WAsni.CTON, Dec. 11.—The National
Executive Silver Committee to-day issued an
address to Congress. The committee be
lieves the present money stringency and
breaking down of credit on both sides of
the Atlantic is due mainly, if not entirely,
to an attempt to conduct lhe world's grow
ing business on the uarrowin g basis of gold
as a sli gle money standard, and again ap
peals to Congress to delay no longer tho res
toration of silver to unlimited use as money,
with all the rights nf coinage and legal ten
der nossessed by gold. All attempts to re
lieve the present situation by increasing the
volume of credit, currency or multiplying
credit expedience can afford but temporary
relief. With the gold supply constantly di
minishing, the population increasing and
business rapidly expanding a recurrence of
the present situation must come, forcing a
periodical adjustment of prices and busi
ness to the ever contracting scale of a single
gold staudard. What is needed is a broader
basis of primary money, constant and ade
quate in supply. Bimetallsm must be re-es
tablished. There never has been aud there
is never likely to be In the future too much
gold and silver to supply the world's needs
To supply the probable population of tho
United States alone for the next centorv
with lhe same per capita we now have wiil
requiro a production of the metals as great
as the entire production of tho American
Continent since its discovery by Columbus.
With the free coinage of silver the differ
ence between silver bullion and silver coin
must at once disappear and end silver spec
ulation. If everybody can have silver metal
converted into coin fre • of cost, at the rato
of 371^4 grains to a dollar, then, of course,
there can be uo difference between the value
of a given weight of silver iv bullion or coin.
I'lih committee believes the fear that free
coinage would destroy the parity of gold and
silver on onr ratio of sixteen to one is not
well founded. Certainly this cannot take
place and continue permanently until enough
silver has been coined to provide us with
our full distributive share of the world's
money independently of gold. Our sharo at
present is $1,600,000,000, of which at least
tCiO.OOO,OOO is gold. Silver enough must be
coined, then, tv give us full £1,000,000,000 tie
sine, gold aud besides enough to take the
place of retired bauk notes and supply
the requirements ol our increasing popula
tion and growing industries, Be.ides the
proposed issue of new paper money will
lend iv the same degree to displace gold that
" Which, then, Is best, metallic money,
constantly In supply, self-regulating and
that needs uo redemption, or additional
credit money to bo sometiuw redeemed in
gold that becomes constantly dearer as the
demands upon it increase? The people de
mand their constitutional right to have re
course to both gold aud silver for money re
stored to them. '
New York, Dec. 11.-Dov*, Jones & Co.'s
Washington special says: The Presideut,
in conversation with a Senator, bas ex
pressed himself as decidedly opposed to
either free coinage or the proposition author
izing the Secretary ot the Treasury to pur
chase all the silver bullion offered. De ex
pressed himself in favor of the bill for the
purchase of $13,000,000 surplus bullion in
the country and intimated pretty clearly
that that was as fur as he would go. He
would Tike to see silver go up to 130, but did
not propose that the United Stafea should
be the dumping grouud of the whole world
to secure that result.
Will Hot Oceapy Tripoli.
I'AKis, Dec. 11.—Tbe Soleil says: Signor
Crispi, the Italian Prime Minister, Decem
ber Ist sent identical notes to the Govern
ments of England and France, notifying
them that Italy intended at an early date to
send a military force to occupy Tripoli.
Italy, however, has since abandoned the
plan. In consequence of the reply received
from Lord Salisbury discountenancing the
project, and upon the advice of a similar
character Irom Germany.
A British Consul Diimi.s...
Washington, Dec. IL—Governor Ross of
Texas recently complained to Secretary
Blame of tbe impudence and threats of the
English Consul, Lyali, of Galveston. Blame
told the British Minister that Lyall was no
longer useful, and his papers have gone to
A Report ia Opposition to Its
Bids Accepted for ProVisions and (Ming
Tor Hare Island.
The Marion to Be Sent to Sea in Place of
the Swatara—Seal Rock Light Station.
Movements of Californians.
.pedal to The Morxixo Cal_
W A shincton. Dec. 11. — Lieutenant-
Colonel Benyaurd submits to Congress
tbe following report on Redwood Creek,
Cal., which is coneurrod in by Brigadier-
General J«_u Lincoln C'a-ey, Chief of Engi
neers: "Tho examination was directed with
a view of considering the expediency of
straightening the creek by cutting through
the upper, or tannery bend, as it is called,
dredging out the connecting slough below,
nnd enlarging the channel through the mid
dle ground. This work if carried out would
evidently be of some benefit to navigation.
The adjacent lands could also be reclaimed
by having the excavated material deposited
upon them. The improvement would not
be of a permanent character, there being no
tidal basin, and there would be a constant
tendency to shoaling, due to natural causes.
Dredging operations would therefore be
needed from year to year to keep the chan
nel in a navigable condition. In this lower
stretch there is a channel of good width
and depth, with the only difficulty as
claimed of passing around bends. It would
appear to me that navigation is better
through these lower reaches than through
the improved section near town. The chan
nel here is but sixty feet wide with hut a
moderate depth. The restricted width of
the natural channel prevents any further
enlargement without cutting into the banks ,
which work could only be done at a greatly
COMMERCE TO BE BENEFITED.
"Regarding the couiinarce to be benefited
it may be stated that there is a large tannery
at Redwood City, but outside of this es
tablishment and a few minor dealers, the
shipping interests are concentrated in a
single firm. The dredging already dove in
the upper reach of the creek has been of
decided benefit to navigation, as well as of
great assistance to these houses in their
shipments. The improvement of Redwood
Creeic when inaugurated simply contem
plated giving increased depth to enable
small vessels engaged in trade to reach the
wharves at a medium stage of the tide. It
is not possible for large vessels to navigate
the upper stretch of the creek. If, there
fore, the channel already dredged be main
tained from time to time, as necessity re
quires, I consider that the interests of navi
gation will be subserved and that the
stiaightenitig of the creek is uot a worthy
improvement to be undertaken by tho
bids for navai. stores.
Bids have been opened as follows at the
Bureau of Provisio >s and Clothing of the
Navy Department for engineering stores
for the Maro Island Navy-yard: C. H.
Pleasants, New York City—Class A, $09;
F, S_os; G, 8310 92; H, $74 10; X, 857 90;
L, 8128 33; M, $t>7 50; X, 5338 74. Haw
ley Brothers Hardware Company, San Fran
cisco— Class B, $102; D, 844, accepted; E,
8285 ; F, $202 50. accepted; X, $33: L,
$100 80; M, 847 50, accepted; X, $155 15.
William Walker, Vallejo, Cal.—Class C, £190,
accepted. J. B. Mo.rell & Co., Xew York
City—Class A, $50. accepted ; E, $207 50; G,
$315 75; L, £144 40; M, $52 50. William P.
Fuller Jr., Sau Francisco—Class G, $2i>s 40;
11, $69, accepted. S. C. Forsaith Machine.
Company, Manchester, X. H.—Class E,
$25., accepted; I, $224 32, accepted.
Dunham, Currigan and Hayden Company,
San Frimciseo— Class A, $51; B, $110; D,
$44; F, 82.'. ; F, 5750; I, $227 70; X, $27;
L, $96 70; M. $80. X, £154 04, accepted.
R. A. Bobbins, Xow York City—Class E.
$200; L $302 50. A. Carman. Oakland.
Cal.—Class C, $I!Ki. C. M. Yates, Sau Fran
cisco—C"la-s G, £248 21, accepted; 11, $72;
M. $57. Albert Gallatin, San Francisco-
Class 8.854; F, $457 50; X, $I'JSO, accepted;
L, $82 03, accepted; M, $50; X, Slso' 02.
W. T. Bowers & Co., Sau Francisco—Class
B, $83. accepted; F, $7-0. J. F. Kennedy.
Sau Francisco— Class C, $210.
Bids have ul - been opened as follows at
the bureau for a steam capstan windlass for
tbe Monadnoek: American Ship Windlass
Company, Provideuce, R. 1., $8385, ac
cepted; Lnion Iron Works, Sau Francisco,
$9900; Risdon Iron Works, San Francisco,
$10,0-0; Pacific Iron Works, San Fran
Colonel Basil Xorris is in this city. It Is
thouaht probable that he will succeed Gen
eral Baxter, Surgeon-General of the Army.
He has strong backing from California. His
opponents are Mesirs. Sutherland, Page
THE SWATAKA'S CONDITION.
A dispatch lias been received by the Bu
reau of Steam Engineering giving the con
dition of the Swatara, in answer to a tele
gram of inquiry b.v the Havy Department
They gay that inasmuch as her thrust-block
U brokeu it is inadvisable to send her on a
long voyage, nnd as it will take sume time to
provide a now thrust-block tho Marion will
probably be sent about January Ist. C«m
mauder Bartlett will command the vessel.
SEAL HOCK LIGHT-HOUSE.
The Secretary of the Treasury has award
ed the contract for labor and material lor
the metal work of the Seal Rock Light
Station, Cal., to tho Phoenix Iron Company
ou their lid of $10,350.
In the case of E. D. Bass against the Cen
tral Pacific Railroad Compauy, involving
hind in the Marysville Land District, Cat.,
on the appeal of Bass from the decision of
the General Land Office Secretary Noble
says: "The application of Bass, being in all
respects coufnrmltory to the law, the land
beiug subject to entry, the application
should be allowed, and I so direct."
The Secretary- hns affirmed the decision
of the General Land Office in holding for
cancellation the pre-emption entry of Jane
Reyuolds, Susanvillc, Cal. Her proof was
held to be unsatisfactory, for the reason
that it did not show the number and dura
tion ol her absences from the tract.
General Parhaco was to-day confirmed as
our Central American Minister. Congress
man Clunie bus arrived. Among the Cali
fornians lv town are J. D. Widney and Of
B. Lenne of Los Angeles. Arthur D.
Thompson and Chauncy M. St. Juhn of San
Francisco are taking in the sight, of Wash
ington and are at the Riggs House. M. M.
Estee leaves for home on Monday.
The Cleveland Leader has made the in
teresting discovery that under the rules the
Speaker only appoints successors to com
mittee chairmen in case of death. Conger
having resigned. Wickam of Ohio, a free
coinage man, will be elected Chairman by
his colleagues. This is considered a big
point for the silver men.
In the House to-day Representative Van
dever presented a petition from the United
States Marshal of the Northern California
District praying that his fees be tilted by
law the same as In the Oregon and -Nevada
Senator Mitchell presented a memorial
from the Oregon Board of Trade urging im
mediate action on the bill for the improve
ment of Columbia River. In the Senate
to-day both Mitchell and Dolph expressed
the hope that Congress would take early
action in the matter.
lhe following California postmasters
have been appointed: Brooks, Yolo County,
J. M. Wood, vice Carrie M. Lee. resigned;
Cole Ridge. Trinity Couuty, J. M. Shufurd,
vice E. C. Paxtou, resigned; Garvnnza, Los
Angeles Couuty, Miss J. M. Gilbeit, vice J.
D. Fyke, resigned; Laws, Inyo Couuty, A.
R. Shively, vice J. H. Hardy, resigned;
Rialto, San Bernardino County, J. B. Tib
bot, vice B. E. Sibley, removed.
A Drug Di covered Having the Sams C.m
pesition ai Bacterial Produce.
Washington, Dec. 11.—The annual re
port of the Bureau of Animal Industry says
that with the ultimate object in view of
discovering some method of preventing
disease in swine the bureau has endeavored
to produce artificially a drug which would
have the same composition and effect as
bacterial products. These researches have
been, in the main, successful, and the re
port claims a substance has been produced
which not only resembles the bacterial
product of the hog cholera germ in composi
tion, but which has quite tho same power of
conferring immunity from the disease.
Ri.oln'.ion to Inquire I.to the Feasibility of
Es'ab'irhing Postal Baving> Bank.
Washington, Dec 11.—Mitchell offered
a resolution in tho Senate, which was
agreed to, instructing the 1 _stof.ee Com
mittee to inquire into tho feasibility and
advisability of a law for postal savings
banks iv connection with all or certain
classes of postoffices throughout the coun
The resolution offered yesterday for the
daily meeting ol the Senate at 11 o'clock,
and for recesses from 5 to 8:30 o'clock was
again taken up. The discussion was kept
up amid considerable excitement oa the floor
and in the galleries nntil 2 o'cl >ck, when it
weut over without action.
The Election Bill was then taken up and
Wilsou of lowa addressed the Senate in its
advocacy. The question which confronted
Congress was one of duty. In several States
not only the tight of the individual citizeu
had been outraged, but the equality of the
States in the matter of representation had
been denied. Thus. Mississippi and South
Carolina, with a vote of 191,r_9, sent four
teen members to the House of Representa
tive-, while lowa, with a voting population
of 293.250, sent but eleven members. The
people ot the country could not b .ieve that
the people of Mississippi and South Caro
lina were as free to use the ballot as the
people of lowa. Nor would the people bu
content until absolute safety was assured to
citizens in the use of the ballot and until
fairness and good faith was shown iv count
ing the same iv every Slate. No more im
portant subject commanded the attentiou of
Frve said the pending bill was not one
tenth part stringent enough. If, in order to
secure the right of au American citizeu to
freely cast his ballot and have it couuted as
cast, it was necessary lo put a bayonet be
hind every ballot he would do so. [Ap
plause and hisses in the gallery, which were
Da./ell commented on Frye's declaration,
saying it was uot the conception of a re
public which its founders had and was not
the conception of a republic the American
people had to-day.
Alter an executive session the Senate ad
Passage of the Bill Beimbarsin; Ex-Coc
Washington, Dec. 11.—After some un
important business the House went into
Committee of the Whole on the Fortifica
tions Appropriation BilL
The bill was agreed to without discussion,
and the committee having risen, the bill
was passed, together with the bill appropri
ating 5400.000 to meet the deficiency in the
appropriation for public priuting aud bind
On motion of McKenna of California the
Senate bill was passed appropriating SIO.OOO
to reimburse Charles BT. Felton. formerly
Assistant Treasurer of the United States at
San Francisco, for losses incurred in the
payment ol forged checks.
In tho morning hour Taylor of Ohio from
the Committee on Judiciary called up and
t!.%ii,>ii>,! passed the hill amending the Ke
vised Statutes. The amendment provides a
penalty for any person having the custody
of ballots and returns after an election is
held who shall alter such returns or erase
the name of any candidate from any of the
ballots in his custody, or in any wav alter or
deface the same with the intent to affect the
result of such election.
The amendment tv the law providing that
the personal property formerly belongion to
thn -Mormon Church, but which was for
feited by Congress and placed in the hands
of a receiver, shall be placed iv the Common
school Fund of the Territory of Utah, which
was the disposition made of the real estate
hold by the church, was taker, up.
Without completing its consideration the
House laid it aside as unfinished business
and went into Committee of the Wholo on
bills reported from the Public Laud Com
Payson called up the bill to indemnify
purchasers of swamp lauds and reimburse
several States for lands due them under the
swamp lands act.
After a discussion the committee rose to
close the debate, but Holuiau raised tho
point of no quorum, aud the House ad
THE MILLERS HEARD FROM.
The Celebrated Embezzling Case Remed
in a Sensational Manner.
New York, Dec 11.—The celebrated
Miller case was revived in a sensational
manner to-day, when the fact came to
llght that United States Marshal
Jacobus met aud conversed with Will
iam Wordsworth Miller, formerly of
Chicago, the embezzling member of the
defunct banking firm of J. IL Field & Co.,
on the evening of October 10th, last, on the
French line steamer La Hurgo^ne. Mrs.
.filler's counsel, ex-Congressman Adams,
was also on band to meet the runaway
banker. The fugitive, his son and lawyers,
according to Lawyer Townsend, then drove
to a hotel where Mrs. Miiler transferred to
her husband $175,000 of the embezzled
Father and son arrived in this country un
der the fictitiious names of Wilson Adams
Sr. and Wilson Adams Jr. They
■topped at a West-side hotel, anil
were in active consultation with
Mrs. Miller's lawyers regardins her
case. Iv the meantime the lawyers iv the
civil cases had engaged detectives to ascer
tain the whereabouts of the stolen treasure.
Tho Millers, alias ' Adam.," heard
of these steps, and after lirst sending
the money out of the country
tn Cuba, they hoodwinked the detectives by
having a number of empty iron-bound boxes
sent tn the Syracuse Safe Deposit vault, in
this city. This trick served to blind the de
tectives until the proceedings before Com
missioner Shields were decided iv favor of
The Hew York Editor Resit, n the Presidency
of thi Americ _ Sabbath Union.
Philadelphia, Dec. ll.—After being re
elected Presideut of the American Sabbath
Union in this city on Tuesday uight Colonel
Elli ott F. Shepard, proprietor of the Mail
and Express of New Yin k. decided a few
hours later to resign. This action
was forced by thn wide distribution
of a circular signed by Rev. Dr.
William F. Crofts of New York
making serious charges against Shepard.
Among other things the circular says that
Shepard "is too intensely identified with
party politics to h*ad successfully the union
movement of tbe North and South,
and his continuance In office would
result in the complete discontinuance of the
co-operation of Southern churches." Shep
ard says: "1 shall resign from the presi
dency and shall do my utmost to have the
Sabbatn Union publish its proceedings
throu;.h some other organ than the Mail aud
A Wer Threatened
PARI3, Dec. IL—Ac 'ordiug to th* Siecle,
King Menelek of Abyssinia haviug discov
ered that he had been duped by the Italians
on the drafting of a treaty between Italy
and Abyssinia recently, has suspended
trade relations between Italy and his do
minions. In consequence a war between
the two countries is believed to be immi
Paris, Dec. IL—The Chamber ol Demi
ties by a vote of 36:1 to 54 passed the Budget
Bill yesterday. The uew Loan Bill passed
by 330 to lift).
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THE HOSTILE CAMP.
Return of a Government Scont
From the Bad Lands.
Indians Quarreling Among Themselves Over
a Proposition to Surrender.
Division of Forces After an Attempt to Kill
Two Strike—Short Bull and Kicking
Bear Determined to Fight.
.pedal to The Morning Cal_
St. Paul, Dec. 11.—A Pine Ridge special
to the Pioneer-Press says: The first news
from the half dozen scouts sent out several
days neo has been brought by Yankton
Charley. He s __ that when they first en
tered the camp at the Bad Lauds many of
the Indians wanted to kill them. Two
Strikes and his followers, who arc desirous
of coming in, defended the scouts, and they
remained, engaged in peace-making and
gathering stolen horses. Charley says the
hostilos told of a skirmish that had taken
place on the Cheyenne River, and that two
of their men had been killed, but were
brought back to life by the Messiah.
Since the couucil at the agency last week
tbe hostiles have been quarreling among
themselves as to whether they should sur
render or not. This finally resulted in a row
yesterday, when guns were drawn and an
attempt made to kill Two Strikes. Two
of his adherents, however, saved him and
the row ended iv a division of the camp,
the greater part joining Two Strikes and de
claring their intention to come to the agency,
while thirty or forty lodges, under Short
Bull and Kicking Bear, started for the in
terior of the Bad Lands and declared their
determination to fight. .The chief of the
scouts here thinks trouble will be averted.
IN A STARVING CONDITION.
Chicago, Dee. 11.—General Miles to-day
received a report from Captain Conrad to
the effect thai 1700 Indians at the Yankton
Sioux Agency are now receiving rations
enough for barely two days out of the week
and are starving. Their c rops have failed,
aud, although they are willing to work,
there is no employment for such a number
during the winter. On ration day they are
so famished that they cannot resist eating at
once practically all they receive, notwith
standing another issue is not due for the
week. It is a standing complaint with these
Indians that they have $17-0 owing them for
the right of way ot land locked up in the
Treasury at Washington, and that indi
viduals among them are unpaid for services
rendered the U_ .eminentas far back as 1802.
evidence or submission:.
Washington. Dec. 11.—General Schc
field to-day received a dispatch from General
Miles, from which the followiug is an cxl
tract: " Reports from Geneial Roger and
General Brooke are favorable. The pres
ence of troops now in position has had a
demoralizing inliuence upon tbe Indians,
and those that one week ago were defiant
and wariikc are now giviug evidence of
submission. Captain Ewers of the Fifth
Infantry has returned with Hump from Fort
Bennett. Hump desires to renew his alle
giance to the Government, and I will make
good use of him in bringing in the others."
NO DAXGIiIi AT STANDING ROCK.
Bismarck (S. Dak.), Dec. 11.—Major Mc-
Laughlin, agent at Standing Rock Indian
Agency, is in town to-day. He says there
is no danger of an outbreak, and there never
bas been. SUting Cull and his followers
are still keeping up the ghost dance ou the
Grand River, out the wild enthusiasm is
rapidly abating. The Major thinks one
week mote of cold weather will stop the
dancing. He also says the report from
Standing Rock stating that cattle were be
ing stampede I by the Indians and an ex
change of sh-ts near Buffalo Gap was had
with troops, is a canard. No cattle have
been run off by the Indians ex.ept their
NO ALARM FELT.
Kansas City (Mo.), Dec. 11.—Surgeon
you Leuttwitz of the United States Army
was in this city to-day from Fort Reno. lie
says dancing is still going ou -among the un
civilized Indians, but uo one is particularly
alarmed about it He predicts a gnat up
rising iv the spring. There are SKiOO young
bucks in the Territory who are eager fur
glory, nnd the old chiefs encourage them.
THE INDIAN -MESSIAH.
Borne..lug About the Origin or the Much
-nlke. or Ghost limn.
In an article upon the ghost dan cc of the
Indians Lieutenant Mans writes to Harper's
For many years we have regarded the In
dian's belief in a Supreme Being as very
vague und undefined. He has, however, ap
peared to re_o,;uize a 'Great Spirit" and a
"happy hunting ground," the home of the
departed braves—a country where beautiful
prairies aud forests are abounding in game
watered by cool streams, forming au ideal
Indiau heaven. This belief seem. a part of
his nature, just as his love for his free and
savage life, which the advance of civiliza
tion is forcing him to renounce. The buffalo
is a thing of the past, ana eveu the elk, the
antelope aud lhe deer have nearly disap
peared, and he finds he must live on the
bounty of the white man or starve. For
years he has been confined to military
reservations, and lias chafed under the
restraint thus put upon him. Little wonder
he looks for a change, and longs for his ouce
free life, and gladly grasps the new belief in
the red Savior, which is rapidly spreadiug
to every Western tribe, and which the great
chief Red Cloud says "will spread all over
TIIE INDIANS' FAITH.
It seems impossible to trace the exact ori
gin of this Indian faith. An ludian from
the upper Columbia River, named Smobalia,
preached the doctrine of an Indian Messiah
some ten years ago. This Indiau taught that
there «■« uld be au upheaval ol nature, which
would destroy the white man and restore to
tho Indian his ancestral domains, and that
the dust of countless dead Indians would
spring to life, and wnuld surround without
one word ol warning each paleface, who
will be swept from the face of tho eartn.
Xoneoftiie deadly weapons of civilization
or skill in their use will avail, and the blood
of fc.,000,000 whites will atoue for the wrongs
dove to the red race. Within a ie* mouths
the belief in this new religion has spread
from tribe to tribe with marvelous rapidity.
Runners havo traversed thousands ol miles
to reach distant tribes aud bear the glad
tidings. The Arapahoe-, the Mi.i-.in lies, the
great Sioux tribes, the Cheyennes, both
North and South, ami many other tribes,
have been taught the faith; aud the "ghost
dance," the religious ceremony of the creed,
Is being dauced by all these tribes.
GODFREY AND KILRAIN.
Ad Agreement Signed to Fight Belore the
Calitornia Athletic Club.
Boston, Dec. IL—George Godfrey, the
colored champion, and Jake Kilrain have
been matched, and during the first week Iv
March they will decide In the ring, at the'
California Athletic Club, San Francisco,
who will be the best man. The match is
the result of a wordy war between Godfrey
aud Kilrain over their respective abilities in
New York a few days after Godfrey de
feated Smith. President Fulda, of the Cali
fornia Club, beard of it and saw a good
chance (or a match, so he telegraphed .East
the offer of a purse of $4000 if the men would
fight iv his city. Kilrain accepted and God
frey refused until the club offered an ad
ditional purse of $500 to the loser, thus
getting sure of his expenses. Godfrey lias
accepted, and the agreement was signed this
alternoou. President Fulda was al once
Suicide of a -Undent.
Baltimobe, Dec. IL—Arthur C. Cald
well, a. I'd 20, a student in the Baltimore
Dental College, killed hiuiself to-day by
taking poison. Caldwell belonged in Vic
toria, B. C. lie was very liberally supplied
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
with money from his home, and became lax
in attendance upon the lectures and classes.
Ihe dean of the dental college wrote to tha
family of the young man, and a fellow
student informed him of what the dean had]
done, wheu chagrin impelled the youth ta
A BOYCOTT POLICY.
The Farmers' Alliance Will Attempt to Forci
Sanford (Fla.), Dec. 11.—President Polk
of the National Farmers' Alliance baa
named Washington, February 6,18 M, as the
place for holding the first meeting of the
National Legislative Council. One of tua
last acts of the recent convention waa
the adoption of a resolution tbat
the policy of the alliance will be to
withhold all support from newspapers which
do not conduct alliance departments or at
least publish alliance news regularly. This
arrangement does uot compel the support of
alliance measures or the advocacy of alli
ance demands ou the part of these news
papers In their editorial columns, but it
does compel a certain degree of friendliness
on their part and amounts to the absolute
boycott of all newspapers which do not
come up to the terms of the resolution.
PORT ANGELES TRAGEDY.
Arrest of ttie Murderer—Confession of a
PoiiT Angei.ks (Wash.), Dec. 11.—James
Wood, alias Stubby Jim, who was suspected
of killing Mrs. Moss last Tuesday, was
captured yesterday. His examination
brought out the following facts: When
he started out hunting with the borrowed
rifle, he had not thought of Moss. Ho was
heading for the Elwah River, and as he
neared the Moss store it came into his head
to kill Mrs. Moss. He says he did not know
why it came into his bead, as lie was on
friendly relations with both her and her
hiisband. He said he waited across the road
from the Moss house about half an hour
before Mrs. Moss came out.
A FAIR MARK.
He said she was on the steps, stooping
down for some purpose, when he shot her.
He aimed at her head, and coolly said: "It
was a pretty lair mark." When she fell he
ran across and tried to pull her into the
house, but some men came along, and he
ran into the house and through the back
rtoor iuto the woods.
Wood was bom in Marlborough. Kings
bridge. Devon, England. He is 20 years
old. He has been in this couutry twenty
months, aud was a sailor on the troopship
Humbler. He deserted while she was lying
at Esquimau aud made his way across tho
straits in a row-boat. His pareut* are. aliva
and lie has two brothers living at Rochester,
HELD TO ANSWER.
During the preliminary hearing he did
not evince any nervousness whatever. When
asked if he knew the penalty for murder, he
replied, "Yes." When asked if he would
like to be hanged he said, "N"o, but I will
have to." He has a good face and would
never be suspected of being capable of such
cool, deliberate murder.
Wood was bouud over without bail to the
Grand Jury. There was much talk during
tho day about lynching should he ba caught,
and at tliis time there is a deadly calm that
bodes no good to the confessed murderer.
The Sheriff has sworn in a number of depu
ties to assist him in case there is an attempt
THE MURDERED WOMAN.
Washington, Dee. 11.—The victim of the
Port Angeles tragedy was well known in
Washington, though not as Mrs. Moss.
Her name was Betty Stewart. Her father
was a respectable citizen of Norfolk. She
was a pretty girl, with splendid blonde hair
aud gray eyes, which, when she was young,
were as bright as stars. At oue time she
took to the theatrical profession and graced
the variety stages for several seasons, her
stage name beiug "Spray Arlington."
About three years ago Betty met Charles A.
Moss, a youne Wnshingt.inian of some
means. They became infatuated with each
other and Betty came here to live. She
lived here some time and then her lover de
cided to engage in business out West and
invested his capital in a small store about
three miles out of Port Angele*, Wash.,
where he built up a profitable business.
Two weeks ago Mr. Moss decided to come
to Washington. He cime back the latter
part of last week, and last night ho received
a telegram announcing thedeath of his wife,
as the Washington State authorities sup
posed tier lo be.
K-inir...'. .« aad Co-.firm-ti-ni.
Washington, Dec. 11.—The President to
day sent to the Senaie the following nomi
nations: Theodore D. Wilson, Chief of the
Bureau of Construction and R.pair and
Chief Constructor of the Navy, with the
relative rank of Commodore: Joseoh H. B.
I'rince, to be Postmaster at llealdsburg.
The following confirmations have been
made: Romuaido Paciieeo, California,
Minister to Central American States; C.
A. Dougherty, Pennsylvania, Secretary of
the legation to Mexico; C. A. Gait United
States Attorney for the Northern District of
California. Postmasters —California: T.
E. Byrnes, San Mateo; Mrs. S. L. Darlke,
Colusa; T. 11. Leg^etr, Merced; E. C. Will
iams, Santa Cruz; E. M. Bennett, Paso
Rubles. Oregon: N. P. Dodge, Grants
Pass; Mary A. McKenzie, Albiua.
Washington, Dec. 11.—Generally fair
weather prevails throughout all the dis
tricts. There has been a marked rise in the
temperature on the Atlantic and Gulf
coasts. In the Ohio Valley the conditions
are still favorable for the continuance of
fair weather, also in the districts east of the
Rocky Mountains until the end of the
week, with continued warm weather on the
Atlantic Coast to-day aud In the Gulf
States until Sunday. There has been a fall
in temperature of 1. to _3° in the North
Declined to Arbitrate.
Wheeling (W. Ta.), Dec. 11.—Legal pro
ceedings prevented evictions at the Monon
g'lhela Coal and Coke W.Tks to-day. The
striking misers pudeavored to arbitrate, but
the company declined.
A dispat -h to the Intelligencer late to
night reuorts that the striking miners at
tacked non-union men coining out of the
mines to-night, and in the riot Alvin Hall
was shot through the heart by J-hii Jenk
Education of A _ Indians.
Washington, Dec. 11.—Senator Dawes
to-day reported favorably from the Com
mittee on Indian Affairs a bill appropriating
$00,000 the first year aud 870,000, SlH>,ooOand
$100,000 the three following years for the
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