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VOLUME LXIX-NO. 15.
WILL HE RETIRE ?
Parnell's Fight to Retain \te
The Lively Campaign at Tipperary an
What Sir John Pope Heonesy's Success May
Mean—Davitt's Appeal to the
•"peci-il to Tiik Morning Call.
New ToirK, Dee. 14.-T. D. Sullivan, ex-
Lord Mayor of Dublin, and one of the Irish
Parliamentary delegates who have re
mained in this country pending the settle
ment of the trouble iv Ireland, says: "I
rather think that if the election in Kil
kenny goes against Parnell—and that re
sult seems now as good as accomplished—
that he will retire. It is probabl> that 1
shall set out for Ireland on Wednesday.
Dillon and O'Connor will be able to handle
the situation with tact and courage at this
end of the line."
STRUGGLE FOU LEADERSHIP.
Parnell and His Fo'lowers Dniuncei Firm
tie Churche* in Lublin.
Pmu.iN, Dec. 14.—At Westport, County
Mayo, to-day, Parnell and his followers
w. re denounced from the altar. In many
other Catholic churches similar denuncia
tions were uttered. A circular by the
Bishop of Cloyce, read in tbe churches to
day, says: "In consequence ol the deplora
ble state ol tilings produced by Parnell's
unprincipaled and unpatriotic netli n. it is
of the utmost importance to reorganize the
league branches in this diocese."
Healy, Kenny. Tanner and Daviit to-day
addressed meetings in support of Sir John
Poiie Bennessy. Healy declared that ii
Parnell was allowed to retain the U-ader
—sdiip he would stamp Ireland with a new
banner uiad- of Mrs. O'Shea's petticoats.
At a stormy Nationalist convention at
Newry resolutions were adopted strongly
denouncing Parnell and the Freeman's
Journal, and calling fur the resignation of
Justin Huntley McCarthy, who represents
Newry in Parliament, because ol his hav
ing supported Parnell.
At a targe meeting at Yougl'.al, at which
Canon Keller presided, resolutions con
demning I'arnell were adopted,
Parnell addressed a meeting of five hun
dred people at Tullyrone to-day. The
speech was mainly a repetition of utterances
hi previous speeches. It was delivered
amid a running commentary of cries such
as "Down with Judas Healy," "To
with Heune-sy, the Zulu King," etc.,
from certain of his hearers. From Tullyrone
Parnell and his friends drove to Freshford.
where l*nrne!l addressed another meeting,
referring during his speech to the seceders
as "miserable gutter sparrows," whom he
had pushed out of obscurity and given a
better rhanc"* than he gave himself. While
talking Parnell was interrupted by a gather
ing of his opponents. A firfht would inev
itably have followed but for the presence of
tne police. Parnell closed the day's \v. rk
with an address at Uriingfjid, where he
si-ends the night.
The anti-Parnell faction held a meeting at
Tipperary at which 2000 persons were pres
ent. Canon Cahllfs taking the chair was
the signal for a band of fifty Paruellites to
st. rt cheering I r their leader. This was
responded to by the anti-Parnellites, and
cheering was Kept up by the two faciions
for fully an hour, making lt impossible for
the speakers to b>- heard. Father Hum
phreys aud others tried hard to pacify the
opposing crowd, but in spite of their efforts
stcnes were thrown and sticks used freely,
and a serious conflict was averted only by
the final withdrawal of the Paruellites,
after which speeches were made and a reso
lution was carried in support of McCarthy
and his followers.
HEALT AT KILT.ARNEY.
In a speech at Killarur-y, Healy said:
"Parnell » anted to sacrifice men lite Dillon,
O'Brien acd Sexton." Healy accused Par-
Del] c f prostituting Ihe funds for evicted
tenants to employ hireling buys to break
his. opponent;.' tkai Is. Parnell was show
ing wonderful zeal and activity now, but
where had he been the lasl five years?
A GOOD-NATIHED GATHERING.
There was a race between the opDosing
rarties to catch the electors at Fre-difoul.
lavitl and Sir John Pope Hennessy reached
that place just before the celebration of
mass. The priest, however, decided that
mass could not wait and messengers were
dispatched to beat up the people. Forty-fife
minutes saw a crowd collected in the mar
ket-ulace headed by Father Shoitall.
At lhe same moment a crowd of
Paruellites arrived, headed by Father
O'Shea, a suspended priest. The Paruellites
however, joined with the anti-Parnellites in
their meeting, shouting to Davitt: "You're
welcome." Davitt spoke until Father
O'Sliea, their leader, becoming Impatient,
exclaimed: "I must stop you, Davitt." The
latter, amid good humor and laughter, ap
pealed to Father O'Shea as a chivalrous
Irishman to let him go on. Father O'Shea
was mollified, and said he would allow Mr.
Davitt to continue. But after Davitt had ut
tered a few words in condemnation of Par
nell, Faiher O'Shea lost his self-control,
and continued to indulge in bursts of disseut
and indignation, occasionally subsiding into
j* dogged silence when Daviit scored a point.
When a second aopeal was lieing made
by Davitt, Father O'Shea said: "Friends-,
let us hear Davitt, 1 don't agree with him,
but I respect him from the bottom of my
heart." The whole scene was character
istic of the impulsive Irish race. There
was no disorder, and after the speech-niak
ing ended the whole crowd filed quietly into
church, where mass was celebrated.
Carhick-ox-Sliu, Dec. 14.—The Board
cf Guardians has rescinded a vote of want
of confidence in Parnell.
French Hcstility to Its Use Increasing.
Vj'hr.'.eia'e lacenlaticn Condemned.
Par'.s, Dec. 14.—The reaction against the
Koch treatment in France has increased iv
violence. Eight patients have died soon
after the injection of lymph, and this, com
bined with the fact that there has been no
verified cure, has intensified public feeling
against these experiments.
In au interview with the Berlin corre
spondent of the Herald Professor Virchow
says of the Koch lymph: "It is very clear
to me that the lymph is dangerous for chil
dren and persons in advanced singes of
phthisis. No doubt the remedy biings on
astonishing changes in lupus and apparent
cures are effected. As for tuberculosis, the
lungs in some cases of early stages of the
disease show slight impiovement No tests
made now in this lime of excitement are
worth much. It will take a year or two be
fore we can tell whether Koch's lymph is
effective in phthisis."
London, Dec. 13— The Herald publishes
an interview wilh Professor Virchow-, on the
Koch remedy. While admitting that Koch
has made n most important discovery,
Virchow said that wholesale inoculation
with lymph was absurd until exhaustive
experiments had proved its value.
Dr. Loomis of New York says: "I was
skeptical at first but now I consider lymph
the greate-t medical discovert* of modem, if
not of all times."
Berlin, Dec. 14.—Dr. Fever of Denver,
Colo., is oiganizing a staff and securing ap
pliances for a Koch lymph hospital, which
he propose- to found In America.
New York, Dec. 13.—Fifty-seven suffer
ers fr< m tuberculous diseases have been
inoculated with Koch's lymph in this city
and phtslcians find tbat the results cor
respond exactly with those in Berlin.
-UH JEWS IN KUSSIA.
The HcTJa "Vrcmya Protests Against Engliih
er 0 her Foreign Interference
St. Peteksbuko, Dec. 14.—The Novoe
Vremya protests against English or other
foreign interference in regard to tlio treat
"Bieiitof Jews in Russia, and says: "Tho
ineetin-j in London will not advance the
cause of the Jews oue step. At the bottom
of the movement is the fear of the English
of the Invasion of tbeir country by the
The Morning Call.
•Jews, who might deprive the poor of their
bread and enter into competition with the
lich as well. It is not religious intolerance
that prompts the measures relative to tbe
.lews iv Russia, where their synagogues
stand proudly by the side of Christian
churches: it is the absolute necessity of
saving the rural populace from being
drained of their resources. Russia will
save, the Jews themselves from a popular
retribution. She does not assume false
liberalism, but acts openly in protecting tlio
prosperity of the nation. If the whole of
Europe should attempt to force a distasteful
policy upon Itussia she is in a position to
successfully defend her independence."
A Consular B liquet.
London, Dee. 14.-Consul-Gcneral John
C. New presided at the consular banquet at
Metropolitan Hotel Fri lay evening. There
were present Lord Mayor Sivorv and the
Daily Mayoress, the Sheriffs of the county
and their wives, Postmaster-General Kaikes,
Uaion Alfred deltotlischild.the Austio-Hun
garian Consul-General and a large number
of (.ther notables. The Lord Mayor, in pro
posing a toast to Consul-General Xew, paid a
Ingb tribute to his courtes.- mid ability.
Ottimwa(Ont.),Dec. 14.-The Northwest
mounted police are experiencing difficulty in
preventing Montana cattle from entering
Csnadian territory fn search otiood. Over
oWio head are known to be in tho Mill Kiver
region, and the police are busy engaged in
diiving theui away from the Canadian quar
antine district It appears that Montana
ranchers are short ot fodder.
Fale rf Mexican Mine?.
City of Mexico, Dee. 14.—The llamos
Mining District in the State of San Luis
Potosi, one of the richest in Mexico, has
bec-n sod to an American syndicate, headed
by Mr. Kirklaud of Aii!w aukee.
Rumored Destruction cf Mission*.
Zanzibah, Dec. 14. —It is rumored that
Fuiuo Bakarl, the Sultan of Vitu, and his
followers have destroyed an Euglish mission
-tatiou on the Tana Kiver and killed sev
eral native Christians.
THE SILVER QUESTION.
The President to Send a Special Message
Chicago, Dec. 15.—A special dispatch
from Washington to the Times says: A
Washington official, holding a high position
in the Treasury Department, who does not
care to be quoted, is authority for the state
ment that President Harrison will to-mor
row send to Congress a special mes<age on
the silver question. In this message, it is
said, he will advise the passage of a bill
providing for the issue of additional cur
rency, having for its basis an increased pur
chase of Eilver. It Is staled on un
questioned authority that the Presi
dent has actually drafted the message,
and, in fact, that he submitted it to
his advisers at the last meeting of the Cabi
net, but the silver Senators are of the opin
ion that the message will not go tv Congress
until after anotlier Cabinet meeting. Since
the opening of Congress Senators iute rested
In the purchase by the Coverumetit
of the (liver output must have labored wilh
the President to induce him to take the
action here outlined. The frieuds of tlio
Dodge bill have been particularly interested
for the rea-ou that as long as the silver
question remains an open one just so long
the danger will confront them that the
Democrats In the Senate may unite with tlie
silver nun in a trade or deal by which the
passage of a liberal silver measure and the
death ol the I.od^e Uill would be accom
plished at oue and the same lime.
«There is a genera] understanding that
when the proper time arrives the Demo
cratic Senator will offer what will be an
equivalent to the silver amendment or a
substitute fcr the Force Bill, which will
have the effect to provide for free coinage
of silver. Senator Hoar, who •is recog
nized as the pilot of the Force Uill,
has already be n at some pains
to state that. under the present
sate of affairs President Harrison will
under no circumstances sign a free coinage
bill. Senator Stanford, Senator Teller and
one or two more have replied, however, that
tiie issue may be left with the President
after the Senate has pass-d tlie bill. All
their constituents ask is that they shall vote
for free silver, and the r-sponsibillty of the
veto will rest solely with tlie Chief Execu
Berne, Dec. 14.—John D. Washburn, the
newly appointed American Minister to
Switzerland, yesterday presented his creden
Vii:nna, Dec. 14.—The police have dis
solved a Democratic association, oue of the
objects of which was to agitate iv favor of
Hiawatha (Kans.), Dec. 14.—Robert
Sweeney of Beserve, an Alliance man who
sold grain for farmers, is short iv his ac
counts over $pmo.
POT—wows (Pa.), Dec. 14.—A fire in the
business section of the city ye-terday morn
ing destroyed several stores, causing n loss
of about 9160,000; partially insured.
Kurdtr _nd Suicide.
Wilmington (Ohio), Dec. 14.—Sherman
Mc-falon being jealous of the attention other
young men paid to the daughter of Mrs.
Sarah Cochran of Cherry Bend, probaoly
fat illy shot tho girl last night and then
Fatal Eailroad Accident.
G__—BSl r, Dec. 14.—1n a coliisioD to-day
between two freight trains on the Cincin
nati Southern, near Elko, Brakemaa Steph
ens was killed aud Engineer Hall fatally in
AH EL DOS ABU.
How the Freuch Outcjtals Re_ard the
Islßud of New *Lnledon> -.
The famous penal colony rd New Cale
donia is regarded bi many Parisian outcasts
as a comparative Eden and El Dorado com
bined. The French murderer usually trusts
in Presidential clemency and hopes until the
ast moment that h is sentence of death wiil
De c. minuted to one of transportation
across the seas. Then there is the ; rospect
of perhaps some day escaping, like Henri
Rochefort and the other Communists* to
Australia, so that on all sides New Caledonia
is viewed favorably by criminals. It is not
surprising, therefore, that people like Louis
ltamponon, a ne'er-do-well who has bi-en
brought before the Paris magistrates should
banker after a voyage to the South Pacific
settlement, when he would at least be fairly
fed and clothed. Itiinuenon, who was on the
tramp at Compiegne, suddenly felt hungry
and accordingly gave himself up to the grn
darnies as the murderer of Alice Neut, a little
girl who was done to death at Belleville
some months since. He had bis story all
ready and sufficiently . oherent to justify his
transfer to Paris by the Brigadier of Geu
darmes, lo whum he presented himself, and
In whose mind such a capture uo doubt had
conjured up visions of future promotion.
Unluckily, however, for the Brigadier's
chances of advancement, the tramp's tale
was picked to pieces by the Paris
police, and tbe man was taken be
fore a magistrate. Kampenon stated
that he was a journeyman jeweler,
although to judge from his appearance
it must have been a very long time since
anybody had intrusted him with the cleans
ing, mounting or selling of the value.ble ar
ticles tf adornment used in the cralt to
which, accoruing to himself, he had beeD at
tached. In reply to the magistrate's ques
tion ns to why he accused himself of murder
he said that he wanted to bo sent out to
New Caledonia, of whicli he had heard and
read so much. Tha man was acquitted, as
there was uot sufficient proof that his par
ticular offense could bo characterized as
"contempt of court."
Uelaarle I'Jlttil frantic*.
J. FitzSimmons and Richard Stapleton,
the former a saloonist at 1434 Market street,
the latter a hoodlum, got into a light over
the payment of some drinks last night, and
FHzsimmon* concluded with several elabor
ate Delsarte flourishes with a revolver in
his hand, for which ho was arrested for as
sault with a deadly weapon.
A Chinese highbinder went to Santa Rosa
on Friday to collect a bill of gl'.'O. Ho
found his man without trouble, but on pre
senting his demand the highbinder got into
hot water at once. He was thrown into a
vault and kept there until he promised to
pay tbe Santa Rosa Chinese $r> tot pulling
him out. The money was paid, when the
friends of the creditor took a hand and they
beat the highbinder Into jelly. He was then
turned loose and walked to Petaluma. That
bill is not likely to be collected.
SAN FRANCISCO. MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 15. 1890-EIGHT PAGES.
Another Crisis in the Nego
Ineffectual Efforts to Reach a Satisfactory
Secretary Blame Said to Ec Preparing a Spe
cial Report to Congress—The
Points in Dispute.
Precfalto The Morning Call
New York, Dec. 13.—A World srecial
from Washington says: It appears that
another crisis lias been reached in tiie ne
gotiations between this Government aud
Great Britain with regard to the Beal fish
eries in Behring Sea. It is learned from a
reliable source that Blame intends to send
to Congress within a few days
a special report on the subject
which will declare another failure to
agree even upon the mode of proceedings to
effect a final agreement. Both sides, it ap
pears, are willing to leave to arbitration
the question of sovereignty in tlie waters of
Behring Sea, and cons(iinently the right of
tlie United States revenue cutters to seize
or interfere wilh Canadian sealing vessels
outside of the three - miles limit.
But they cannot agree upon tlie
method of getting at this arbitration and
tliey cannot agree upon a temporary regula
tion to be applied during the time wliieh
must elapse before the result of the arbi
tration can be known. The British Minis
ter proposes that for the temporary period
it shall be understood that all seal
hunting in any part of Behricg Sea
shall be entirely prohibited during
May and June, and from October till
December, aud that during July, August
and September no marauders shall be. per
mitted to land on the seal islands and no
sailing vessel shall be permitted to approach
withiu ten miles of the islands. Blame is
utterly dissatisfied with this proposition.
July to September lie regards as the very
best poaching season.
NEIV \'ORK POLITICS.
Alleged Inauguration of a Bitter Warfare Be-
tw<en ReTjnblican Leaders.
New York, Dec. 14.— Democratic papers
state that at a conference of about thirty
leading republicans here to-day it was de
cided that ex-Senator Piatt must retire from
tlie leadership of the party in the State.
The Star says: "Fx-Senator Warner AH
ler and his lriends have organized for their
campaign against ex-Senator T. C. Piatt.
All negotiations looking toward harmony
between the warring Republican factions in
New York are at au end. From now until
after the election next fall the light will De
a bitter one, and from now until the next
State Convention it will be a scalping-kuife
aud tomahawk warfare."
Dr. Bqcon Srores Norwich.
Norwich, Dec. 15—Iu P.ev. Dt. Leonard
W. Bacon's secoud sermon hereon theaters
this evening, he taking for his text the ap
pearance iv a new theater hero of alleged
immoral shows nnd comic opera with ballet,
he delivered the bitterest, the most
sweeping and most terrific onslaught
against the morals, the social life
and the lax principles which prevail in
the town that has been heard from Ihe pul
pit since the days of Jonathan Edwards.
The clergyman did nut mince words, and his
attack- ou ihe social history of the liriiicipal
families of Norwich wu9 listened to
by his great audience in dead silence,
that was followed by a general stir,
He attacked the morals and politics of promi
nent men and the press of tbe town in the
same style, and said tt'iit tho only hope for
suppie-sing lhe immoral dramatic exhibi
tions in this cily lay in the conscience and
the effoits of its women, the meu were
Trouble With Eis Suter-in-Law.
Chicago, Dec. 14.— S. F. Winch, said to
be a wealthy citizen of Omaha, was arrested
this afternoon, charged with larceny as
bailee. The complainant is Mrs. F. F.
Stanton, who resides iv Washing-tan boule
vard, in this city. A matter of $30,000 lv
notes is said to be involved in the case.
Winch is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Stanton.
He Is 09 years of age, and has been Inter
ested in some of her financial affairs. Mrs.
Stanton's financial agent, F. 11. Herr, who
is also a relative, said to-uight that Winch
had taken the note without pertussin and
had retained it wrongfully. He refused to
explain the details of the transaction, aud
said that Mrs. Stanton simply wanted to
recover the note from Winch and had i aused
his arrest, exexpecting he would surrender
Boston. Dec. 14.—Clearing-house state
ment: New York $718,704,000, decrease 4.3;
Boston $90,490,000, decrease 10.5; Chicago
SSl.r-X-.000, increase 10.4; Philadelphia $66,
--590,000, decrease 2.2; St. Louis $22,1-78,000,
increase 12.2; Pittsburg £1.1,072,000, in
crease 3.0; San Francisco $1f*«,239,000, de
crease .r i.3; Baltimore $i 4,088,000, increase
3.7; Cincinnati $13,010^000, increase 5.9;
New Orleans $14,330,000, decrease 2.1;
Omaha 85,140,000, increase (J.l; Denver
$5,153,000. increase 13.9; St. Paul $4,770,000,
increase 4.0: Minneapolis $7,190,000, Increase
9.0; Galveston $7.7:9,000, increase 3.00;
Salt Lake $2,1*_,000, no comparison; Los
Angeles $71(i,058. increase 31.9; Seattle 9996
-,-579, increase 17.7; Portland, Oregon, $2,
--074,000, increase 3.3; Taooma $980,431, in
A Third Pnrty C.llcd For.
Kansas City, Dec. 14.—The third-party
movement, which originated at the recent
Farmers' Alliance Convention, took a defi
nite form to-day when the call for a con
vention was given to the press. It asked
for a union of the fndependent party,
the People's party, the Union La
bor party, the late Federal and
Confederate soldiers, the Farmers'
Alliance, tho Fanners' 'Mutual Benefit
Association, Citizens' Alliance, Knights of
Labor, Colored Farmers' Alliance, and all
other industrial organizations based upon
fundamental ideas of finance, transporta
tion, labor and land, and tho transaction of
other legitimate business in furtherance of
work already begun.
Another Rich Silver Mine.
Cheyenne, Dec. 14.—Wyoming's first rich
silver sti ike is reported from the mine of
State Senator Chatterton, near Saratoga.
Tho manager sends word that at 350 feet "in
the tunnel they uncovered a six-foot vein of
silver ore, and that the assays gave not less
than $000 to the ton. This mine is across
the Platte Kiver from Brush Creek, wlnre
gold finds have been made, and the report
apparently bears out tho theory thatj the
mountains of Southern Carbon County are
rich in miuctal, as the range continues iuto
To Hap the Heavens.
Boston. Dec 14.—The Harvard observa
tory's expedition lo Peru is on tbe eve of
setting out probably the best equipped, as it
Is to be the most comprehensive scientific
expedition even sent forth. In prosecuting
Its self-assumed task ot making a complete
map of tho heavens, lhe observatory has
found it necessary to establish bianch sta
tions, in order that the entire sky may bo
mapned, and for this purpose an astronomi
cal plant has for some time been In opera
tion on Wilson's Peak lv Southern Califor
nia. A temporary station was eroded at
Clioslca, Pern, but a permanent observatory
will be established near Arequipa.
fmlth M. Weed for Senator.
New York, Dec. 14.—An Alhauy letter
to the Tribune states that Smith M. Weed
is apparently determined to make a hot
fight lor the United States Senatorship.
His organ, the , Piattsburg Republican,
makes a strong appeal in his behalf, whicn
will liave the effect of consolidating his sup
porters into a compact phalanx, and as tne
Democratic majority on joint ballot is nar
row, it is easy to see that Weed will be
able to give Governor Hill a good deal of
anxiety as to his owu plans for disposing of
The Canst of a Biot.
Scottdale (Pa.), Dec. 14.—Near Jim
town, a mining hamlet, last night, a gang of
Hungarians, all of whom were more or less
intoxicated, while returning home met two
A-nerieans named Watkins and Hunting.
The Hungarians decided that they must get
down on their knees before they would be
allowed to pass. When the Americans in
dignautly refused to comply with the de
mand a bloody riot ensued, in which kuives,
clubs and stones were freely used. Aftor
great difficulty the belligeraut foreigners
were driven off. Watkins and Hunting
were both badly injured, and are In a pre
Tha Aztec Meuiah Exirc.cd.
KANf-Af- City, Dec". 14.—Luis del Com
mtin of Cholulu, Pueblo, Mexico, was in this
city to-day en route to Chicago. In an in
terview to-night he said the Aztec Indians
of Mexico aro nfllicted with a Messiah craze
very similar to that which is disturbing the
Indians in the Northwest. The Aztec
prophecy is very like that which is believed
iv by the Sioux. The Messiah will eaoM
the volcano of Popocatepetl to erupt and
overwhelm "the country with lava, which
will destroy all but the Aztec.
The Euchtell Coilc-re Tra-redy.
Akron (Ohio), Dec. 14.—Lulu Steigyer
and May Stevens, who were the worst
burned of the victims of the birthday party
at Buchtell College Saturday night, died
to-day. May Baker of Johnson's Creek,
N. V., nnd Aurelia Wirick of Storm hake,
lowa, are the most seriously injured of th;i
surviving members of tho party, but the
physician says there is no immediate dan
ger. The coilego halls are tilted with tlio
odor of binning flesh and many young ladies
fainted as they went about "doing relief
Western Rairoad Fres Td»nt».
New York, Dee. 14.—The I'residents of
the railroads west of Chicago, who are to
meet Monday for the purpose of consider
ing-the formation of a gigantic assO—ation
to control rates and divide up competitive
business have nearly all arrived in town.
A preliminary agreement has been signed by
ail except the Chicago and Alton, and it is
in line wit— the suggestions made by Chair
man Walker in his recently published letter.
Xirearet Maihei'i Divorce
New Tork, Bee. 14.—Margaret Mather
intends to sue her husbaud. Einil Haber
kom, for a limited divorce, tier marriage
about four years ago was a surprise to her
friends, and she and her husbaud liave not
lived together since ha went to Los Augeles
a year ago for the benefit ot hia^uniis. .Miss
.Mather says: "There is nothing discredit
able iv tlii> differences between us. It U
simply a question of incoinpatabiliiy."
Sh-t Dead at His Own Doo\
St. Louis, Dec. 14.—Harry Hartman left
his home at 1 o'clock this morniug to go to a
saloon, so his daughter says, to indulge in a
smoke. He remained away two hours and
then returued to the house. While attempt
ing tv gain admittance at a rear door, four
shots were fired nnd Hartman fell dead.
Two sous of the dead man and Johu Breu
uan have beea arrested.
Probably Frcsm to Death.
Whi.ki.ing (\\\ Ya.), Dec. 14.—The bodies
of George Serker and James Lane, farmers,
were found lying on the road a few miles
from the Clay County Court-house on Satur
day. Tne unfortunates hud started from
their homes on Wednesday to go to the
county seat, aud they are supposed to have
been frozen to death as no marks of violence
were found on them.
■ The Fire at Minden.
Minden, (Neb.) Dec. 14.—Tlie fire which
occurred last night was finally subdued af
ter a block comprising eight business houses
had burned. The total loss is 1139,0 j.
S ga;_c>nce of tin ispiicatijn foi a Fore
closure of First Mirtgaee Bond".
Seattle, Dec. 14.—Colonel J. C. Haines,
counsel for the Oregon Improvement Com
pany, said last night that he believed
tlio application for a foreclosure of the first
mortgage of five millions was only a
preliminary action, meant as a means of
protection during the present adjustment of
its affairs, and w-as not made in any hostile
spirit, ns the bondholders were frienas of
the company. The interest was not
in default for nine years, ns a dis
patch from San Francisco implied, but
had been paid with the exception of the
December payment. The Sinking Fund had
reduced tho amount due to about $4,500,000.
Should the mortage be foreclosed the effect
would be very injurious to the company.
lt is stated by those conversant with the
company's- affairs that some one of the
transcontinental roads is trying to get con
trol of the company's property for terminal
purposes. The company s mines, railroads
and steamship lines would be extremely val
uable to tho Northern l'acitic or the Great
Northern. Gould could make it work well
with tho Union Pacific system, and the
steamship lines would aid the Pacific Mail
as well. These lines would also afford tho
Great Northern road tho means of reaching
San Francisco as soon as it touches the
coast. The same is true of the Northern
Pacific. Defore the recent panic the North
American Company owne*Tr* 10,000 shares of
the Oregon Improvement stock. Tim North
American Company, however, unloaded
everything during tlie squeeze to save itself,
and this stock may have gone with the rest.
In that ease Villafd is probably In no posi
tion to engineer such a scheme. The
chances thus remain between Gould aud
Hill. The recent rise In the stock shows
somebody is buying it in, and it is believed
either Gould or Dill will have possession of
this stock in the end.
Fir» in "WoocUnrl.
Woodland, Dee. 14.—A fire this after
noon burned two brick buildings adjoining
Byrnes' Hotel on West street. The one
owned by Mrs. Leonard is entirely de
stroyed, the loss being $3000; fully insured.
The Porter 4s Gable building was partiailv
burned; insurance $3000. A Irauie building
belonging to Porter and Brownell is dam
aged about $1000; insured. The fire Com
pany did good work, or else the damage
might have been much greator. Tlie total
loss is about $10,000.
The United States Grand Jury at Work.
Portland (Oregou), Dec. 14.—The United
Slates ('ran l Jury brought in five in
dictments against F. M. O. Holston, who
was arrested some months since iv Dcs
Moims, lowa, on a charge ol forging pen
Indictments were also returned against
C. F. Stono and E. J. Hyde for conspiracy
aud subornation of perjury in connection
with timber-land frauds.
For Contract Work on Pubic Bi-.d>. •
Stockton, Dec 14.—Tlie Board ol Trade
last night commenced the work on an inves
tigation into the cost of keeping up the
county roads, with tbe purpose of recom
mending legislation, if necessary, to pro
vide for better work on roads and a system
atic plan of road building. In the discus
sion so far contract work on the public
roads is favored.
Winnkmucca, Dec. 14.— W. A. Hall alias
Wilbon, alias liyrd, was arrested in Para
dise Valley to-day by Sheriff Fellows for a
cr me committed at VVeiser, Idaho. He is
accompanied by a womau who was dressed
In men's clothes.
John Nason Sr., an old resident ol this
county, was run over and killed at Duiigl-n,
eighteen miles from here, to-day. He leaves
a large family, aud was respected by all.
San Jorquia C un'v Mnvin'j.
Stockton, Deo. 14—The first meeting to
organize a local World's Fair Association
was held here last evening and a committee
was appointed to select permanent officers.
San Joaquin County will have a creditablo
exhibit in California's show at the World's
A B inker Bnya a G 11 Brick.
Portland, Dec. 14.—A report was re
ceived at police headquarters to-day that J.
W. Shute, a banker of HllUboro, twenty
miles from here, had been swindled out ol
85000 by the old "gold-brick " game.
The Gait Gazette says: In San Joaquin
the State and county taxes are coming in
slowly. The total collections to date amount
to 875,000 In round figures, leaving 8313,000
to be collected before the last Monday In the
month, the 29th Inst., when unpaid taxes
will be delinquent.
TO HOLD A CAUCUS.
Republican Senators to Make
Oat a Programme.
The Pressure (or Financial Legislation Be
coming More and More Pronounced.
The Reapportionment EIII — A Sorghum
Sugar Process Recently Perfected In
the Agricultural Department.
Special to The Mohs-in-q Calu
W_ S-ttffl-OS, Dee. 14.—What will take
place in the Senato this w >ek is largely de
pendent upoa the Kepubliean caucus to
morrow or Tuesday. To-morrow will be
the twelfth day of the pendency of the
Elections Bill, and the probabilities are that
unles • the caucus decides to take a decided
step toward its speedy termination, tbe
pressure for financial legislation will be
come too groat to be resisted.
In the House the Reapportionment Bill
will be called up Tuesday. There is no con
certed opposition ou the part of the Demo
crats, and the tight wliieh, at the beginning
of the session, was generally predicted, will
not come off. Cutcheon purposes to call up
the Army Appropriation Bill at the first op
portunity. The friends of the Shipping Bill
have been assured of the friendly disposi
tion on the part of the Rules Committee
toward their measure, and it is possible the
reapportionment Bill may be disposed of
quickly enough to permit the Shipping Bill
to come up this week. Dorsev's bill to re
duce the compulsory deposit of bonds by
national banks and to authorize the issue of
circulating notes, etc., will be urged for im
Experiments in th? Chunica' Division of the
Washington, Dec. 14.—The annual re
port of the Chief of the Chemical Division
of the Agricultural Department contains au
account of a process recently perfected at the
department, as the result uf experiments in
the chemical laboratory, with reference to
tlie manufacture of sorghum sugar. The
report of the chemist recites some of the
various difficulties hitherto found in the
economic manufacture of sugar from sorg
hum and indicates that the solution of the
question will be found in some process
which will separate as nearly as possible
the gummy amorphous bodies from the juice
without precipitating the sugar. The known
property of alcohol to produce precipitation
in the juice was made use of >v the fiuther
study of this problem. Not only has tbe re
moval of the gum been effected by a process
evolved during these experiments, but it has
been show n that lhis can be effected at a
cost comparatively trilling by comparison
with the results obtained. The article used
in precipitation can be almost wholly re
covered by subsequent distillation. Another
feature is that the gummy substance sepa
rate'l by lhis process is itself fermentable,
yielding almost half its weight iv alcohol.
In order that the new method may become
possible the report suggests the necessiiy
lor a modification of tbe revenue laws, so as
to allow the preparation of alcohol used in
the process to be carried on without a tax,
to be made under bond by the manufacturer
that it will be used only for this purpose.
Tbe chemist claims, substantially, an in
crease in the yield of siuar, per thousand
gallons ot juice, of from an average of
about 10,000 pounds to an average of over
21,907 pouuus, nt an increase in the cost of
production of S.S4 for the alcohol, which
enters into the new process.
DWARFS IN A CAVE.
An Indiana F.ible Aboat a Race of Snb
The following astonishing story is tele
graphed from Mar.-ngo, Crawford Couuty:
The cavesof Crawford County have long ex
cised the wonders of pleasure-seekers who
enjoy 6ubterraueau curiosities of nature,
aud the farther these caves hava been ex
plored tho greater marvels have been dis
closed. But the last discovery is the climax.
Some boys went into the cave last Sunday
with the intention of spending the day, but
tbey lost their path and were three days
fiuding their way out. When they returned
to the outer world they reported having
found new and vast extensions of the cave,
parts of which, they insist, are inhabited by
a race of diminutive men, almost Lilip.itiaus
The young explorers were laughed at, but
their earnestness begot confidence in a few
and they returned tv seaich out the cave
dwellers. After an absence of nearly four
days they came back again yesteidav, and
on hearing their second report hundreds of
people flocked io tlfe spot to learn the facts
and prepare for thorough exploration. Ex
citement is at a fever heat
The cave-dwellers appear, according to de
scriptions ly the boys, to be the lowest type
of humanity, averaging less than three feet
in height ana about forty pounds iv weight.
They run upou all fours when they tire of the
erect position. They exhibited extreme fear
of tlie iutiuders, and clamored with great
agiliiy over large heaps of stone in their
frantic flight. Not a vestige of clothing cov
ered them, aud the boys say they noticed
no sign of hirsiiteness or other physical
marks of tlie lower order of the animal
kingdom. The form is not well developed,
aud the males are little if any superior to
lhe females. The heaus of all are well sup
hlied with long hair, so densely tangled and
matted that the true color could not be dis
covered. Their food can ba nothing except
fish from the streams which abound in the
cave, for long before their place of abode is
reached every vestige disappears of animals
whicli haunt caves or seek refuse therein.
These singular beings have some form of
language, for when the youthful explorers
were observed a baby-like chatter arose,
which, awakening the echoes of the cave,
was almost deafening. Efforts will be made
to capture some of these remarkable people.
—Indianapolis special to N. Y. World.
HANDFULS UF GEMS.
Wonderful Find nr n four I'lncerer In
NfW Ifoik City.
Seven days ago John P. Tobin was a poor
plasterer who resided with his wile in a
dilapidated residence at 72 West Fourth
street, Long Island City. Yesterday he was
a man of almost independent means. At
any rate, he has given up the plastering
business, and wiil shortly establish a build
ing aud contracting firm, which he hopes
will some day make him a millionaire.
The causes ol Mr. Tobin's pros perity are
unique. On Thanksgiving day the Tobiu
family had a turkey lor dinner, but lacked
the necessary fuel to roast it. In view ol
tho heavy outlay made to get the turkey,
Mr. Tobin was loth to make additional ex
penditures, even for wood and coal. So he
took an ax and went into the cellar with the
purpose of demolishing anything burnable
he found there.
The first thing he saw was a dilapitated
old chest which bad been in his family for
many years, and which had long ago passed
its day for usefulness.
Wilh a couple of blows of the ax he de
molished the chest, and was surprised to
find that it was fitted with a false bottom.
Carefully be pried into this and brou_lit
into view a small tin box about four inches
square. He shook the box, and when he
hoard something cattle inside he opened the
box In a hurry.
'lhis disclosed a small chamois-skin bag.
Hastily Tobin dumped the contents of the
bag into his hand. He almost shrieked
when Ie saw that twenty-two large and
glittering diamonds were resting in his
palm. For two hours he kept his treasure a
secret, and then on the advice of
his wife called on Lawyer Daniel
Noble, who, on hearing the story, assured
Tobin that no one could rob him ol his find.
He directed Tobin to go to a jeweler who
would appraise the diamonds, and then
#Tobin could place them in a safe deposit
vault and sell them at his leisure. This was
doiie. and Tobin lound that he was the pos
sessor ol 805,000 worth of diamonds.
Some of them are four carats In weight,
while some are less than half a carat. Tobin
does not fear that any one will claim the
property, ns all truce of the original owner
of the chest li*s been lost, owing to the long
tiino that it has been In his family.—St.
Louis Star Sayings.
Prospects of Immediate Action to Relieve the
New York, Dec. 15.—The Herald says:
The man who is not happy after to-morrow
is a hopeless case. This phrase is a fair
sample of the sentiment of the solid men
who frequented the corridors of the
Windsor tlotel last night. Among
them were railroad magnates who are
here to attend the great meeting
at the honse of J. Pierpont Morgan to-day,
but a gcodly number were men whose feel
ings are not apt to get the better of them.
Whether this note of hopefulness was due
more to the proximity of London gold tban
to the visit of Secretary Windom it would
be difficult to decide, but it is pretty safe to
assume that both of these favoring
auspices had much to do with the
changed aspect of the future. It was said
on the very best authority, that when Sec
retary Windom lelt for Washington yester
day it was understood that immediate steps
would be taken by Government to carry
out his suggestions for lhe purchase of
13,000,000 ounces of silver bullion now
alloat in the country. In addition
to the regular monthly purchase of
4,500,000 ounces, it is also intended to
procure for the Secretary the power to buy
more silver, and to issue notes forthese pur
chases to theamountof $1,500,000 per iMOiith,
the amount of the monthly retirement of
national bank notes. Of course, it
la pretty generally agreed that the
surplus of silver bullion alloat is
much in excess of 13,000,000 ounces, but
the purchase of this amount by tbe Govern
ment will, it is believed, very materially
assist to relieve the stringency. The meet
ing to-day at the residence of Mr. Mor
gan will be devoted principally to informal
talk over a preliminary agreement. It is
asserted that no decisive steps to ratify this
will be taken until after the holidays. There
is likely, however, to be a hitch in the pro
ceedings owing to lhe dislike of the Chicago
aud Northwestern Directors to ttieaibitra
tiou clause iv the preliminary agreement.
THE FINANCIAL SITUATION.
Conference Between Secretary Windom and
New York Bankers.
New York, Dec. 14.—The Tribune says:
It is understood that at the conference with
the bankers yesterday Secretary Windom
intimated tbat the Free Coinage of Silver
Bill is likely to be passed at the preseut ses
sion of Congress, unless forestalled by soma
action. The suggestion of Treasurer Hu
ston that fractioual silver coin should be
transferred to the bullion account and the
SecreUry be authorized to issue silver cer
tificates for it was discussed. The Treas
urer also wished to include dollar bullion,
which, with fractional silver, would make a
fresh issue of about S_"j,ooo,oOO currency.
Another proposal was that the Treasury
should buy each month, in addition to the
legal requirements of 4,500,000 ounces of sil
ver, euough more to counteract the retire
ment of National Bank notes. The with
drawal of the National Bank currency
amounts fo about $15,000,000 a year, and it
was proposed that IheSecietary buy enough
silver to make good this contraction. A
proposition that was received with the most
favor was that the Treasury should bo
authorized to buy atonce all the silver iv
sight of American production. The amount
cau not be ascertained. It seemed the gen
eral opinion of the meeting, aud it was en
couraged by Secretary Windom, tbat even if
the amouut be above 813,000,000 this course
would be preferable to the Free Coinage
Dill. About the amount of silver that
might have to be purchased under this plan
he said: " I do not know how much there is.
Ido not think it is over 510,000,000. But
you might as well ask that boy there; he
knows as much about it as I do." Secre
tary Windom and the persons who con
sulted with him were agreed on one point:
That uo definite act on should be taken as
a result of the conference. "The only
thing you can say," Seligman remarked, "is
that lhe Administration is willing and ready
10 relieve the situation."
A banker, discussing the situation, sa;d:
" there is no doubt about the position of the
Government. The free coinage of silver is
opposed, but a larger use of white metal is
New Hampshire Republican.
Concord. Dec. 14.—The next conference
of the New Hampshire Republicans will be
for the exclusive purpose ol considering the
subject of the organization of the next
House. The Democracy are not oniy tho
roughly defiant, but aro renewing from time
to time their boast that they will capture
at any cost the next Legislature.
The Methodist Coaiti'ntion.
Indianapolis, Dec. 14.—Tho session of
the commission for the revision of ihe Meth
odist constitution has ended. It is hoped at
the next meeting to complete a rough draft
of the constitution, and at a final meeting
just before the conference of 1892 that the
finishing touches will be given to the work.
Geneva' Miles Gone ts the Indisn Country.
Chicago, Dec. 14.—General Miles, accom
panied by Captain Mans and the Geaeral's
private secretary*. Mizen, left Chicago to
nieht for St. Paul. The General will stop
at St. Paul a couple of days aud then go to
the Northwestern Indian country. He could
not say how long be would be absent.
A Perish Church Burned.
Cape St. Ignace (Quebec), Dec. 14.—The
parish church was burned here to-day
Bey. 11. A. Dionne, the vicar, at the risk ot
his life, succeeded in saving the holy sacra
ment Another buildiug, used as a council
hall and court-house, was also burned.
Jumped From a Window.
St. Louis, Dec. 14.—During the progress
of a fire in the building corner oi Eighth
and Marion streets, three inmates jumped
from the third story winduw, one of whom,
Uenrich Schultz, died this afternoon from
injuries received, but the other two, Lizzie
and Kate Koch, were only slightly hurt
Snicide at Sea.
New York, Dec. 14.—Mrs. Ida Oelwing,
a passenger on the steamer Trave from Dre
men, jumped overboard In midocean one
evening while temporarily deranged. No
trace ot her could be found. She was bound
for Chicago, where she was to joiu her hus
Dpmpiey in N w Orleans.
New Orleans, Dec. 14.—Jack Dempsey,
the pugilist, arrived to-day in good condi
tion, and will train either over the lake or
at Galveston for his fight with Fitzsimmons.
Several thousand dollars are already
wagered here upon the result of the battle.
TRYING TO SAVE HIM.
An Accuser Brou.lit Face to Face With
the Condemned Mm.
There was a very unusual occurrence at
the Penitentiary in Ohio recently. Guyon
Fowler, tho principal witness against Isaac
Smith, the condemned man who was put
through such a Irightful test last Thursday
night, was tnken to the prison and con
fronted by Smith. The testimony of Fow
ler has been completely impeached in many
important particulars, and to-night he
was put through a Tigid examination
in the presence of Smith, the prison officials
and reporters. He contradicted himself in
many statements made at the trial and at
the Governor's oflice during the day. Smith
was permitted to question his accuser. The
prisoner pleadingly a^ked Fowler to tell the
truth, saying: "I liave been punished here
for two years and suffered untold agony
just because you lied. Now, you'll have
to answer for it, and not to me. You
know two-thirds of your testimony was
false." It was an extraoriiinaiy declaration
for a prisoner to make against his accuser,
who had brought him so near the gallows,
and tho manner iv which he stated it
seemed to lend force to the claim of his in
nocence. Fowler denied that he had told
Smith on a visit to him in jail that tha story
of the tatter's cuufession was a lie. Gov
ernor Campbell heard a part of the exam
ination of Fowler during tho foreuoon, and
while he inclines to the opiuiou that it Is a
clear case of guilt or innocence with Smith,
it is almost certain that he will now com
mute the sentence to life impiisouiuent, be
cause of the conflicting statements made.
Fowler is a repulsive-lookiug individual.—
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Chinese Shoe Factories Totally
A Big Building on Commercial Street Burned
Ont—Chinaman tha Losers-Damage to
Slock and Machinery.
There was an illumination when Box 31
was turned in this morning at 12:15 o'clock.
It came from .Sansome and Hailed*: streets,
and before the gong had stopped striking
the entire city was notified of the serious
The flame* surang through the roof of the
Chinese shoe factory of Youn Kee & Co.,
who occupied the third and upper story of 411
Commercial street. Before the department
could get to the scene the flames had also
taken possession of the two lower floors,
and it was apparent that there was to be a
hard battle before the firemen would suc
ceed in getting tbem under control.
Black smoke rolled out Irotu the windows
as if it was a blind fire, which could not be
reached or suppressed. In five minutes the
lower story, occupied by Wo Sing at 411 ft,
was also in a blaze.
It was then evident that the premises
could not be saved, and the chances of los
ing the entire block were against the "lad
Streams were poured in from every con
ceivable quarter, but tbey seemed to have
no effect whatever for the first few mo
There were over fifty Chinese sleeping in
the rear apartments of Youn Kee & Co.
when Captain Douglass, who is a veteran
fireman as well as a captain of police, ar
rived on the sceni'. He was about the first
to see scores of jabbering Mongolians at ihe
windows of the burning buildings, and he
directed a tire ladder to be raised to the
most convenient window.
As soou as menus of escape appeared to
the terror-stricken Chinese they made a rush
for the ladder.
lt required the combined efforts of the
Captain and a squad of policemen to keep
the Chiuamen from breakiug their necks iv
making the descent. Seveial fell off the
ladder in consequence of the crowding, but
sustained no serious injury.
The crowds in the street were wild with
excitement pending the rescue of the Chi
nese and mnch jeering was indulged in while
the escapes were clambering down to terra
hrina and safely.
The building was partially destroyed by
fire less than a year ago, the flames starting
in the same place. The structure is a three
story brick, owned by E. T. Anthony of this
The origin of the fire is attributed to both
cigarettes and carelessness with matches,
but Captain White of the Fire Patrol could
not decide which at alate hour this morning.
lt was difficult to obtain any definite esti
mate of the losses to the Chinese shoe man
ufacturing fiims, so in many cases only
coujectures could be relied on. The total
loss, however, was placed in the neighbor
hood of SlOti.uoo, which includes the build
ing, 6tock and niachiuery. The furnishings
were of the cheapest kind, and ouly rough
wooden partitions divided the factories.
As the Chinese firms disposed of most of
their stock to white houses almost dai.y,
there was not a heavy loss in shoes and
boots. Probably 515.000 will cover the
Chinese firms' losses iv leather and manu
factured goods, while tbe inac'iiuery will
amount to about as much more. Prom fire
and water combined the floors and most of
the interior were almost totally destroyed,
and it will be necessary to reconstruct the
building, which at best was only au old
When the alaim first sounded eveiything
was dark, aud tho'e who took a look in
every direction, unaided by any knowledge
ol the locatiuu of Box SSL could not discover
the faintest glimmer ot light to serve as a
guide to the place. A moment later, how
ever, flames rose ana increased quickly,
uutil the heavens were lighted all over the
Those who first arrived on the scene and
saw lhe smoke, lighted by the fl.nnes rising
from the buildings, thought the rear of
Wilder Bros. & Aiyer, ilish & Co.'s
ci.ar warehouses were afire, and
S-crameuto ttreet was soon oue
teeming mass of pushing, pulling
and tumbling humanity. Soon the wind
shifted aud the lire was discovered to be ou
the Commercial-street fide, where several
streams were already at work. From that
time ouly one stream was kept ou that siue.
It was carried up and over the building and
played on to the rear oi the burning build
The warehouses on Sacramento street and
the factories on Commercial street are sep
arated by an alley fifteen feet in width, aud
both of the facing walls are of fire brick,
unbroken by windows or doore.
While the officers were keeping the sway
ing crowds iv check a youug man wearing a
badge of the Society for tlie Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, tried to run the cordon,
and was slopped by Policeman Conboy. He
insisted, claimed himself an agent of the
law, and announced his intention of seeing
how many Chinese had beenburued. Above
all he declared his intention ot asserting his
rights as an American citizen. Hei did not
succeed and departed sauug he was going
to cause Conboy's arrest.
" Serves the old house right," said one of
the firemen during the progress ot the fire.
"It was built under protest of Chief Scau
nell and the permit would never have been
given for its erection if the then existing
Board of Supervisors had not been so cor
rupt. The grounds for the protest by the
Fire Department were that the construc
tion was too frail and not in conform
ity with the regulations for buildings.
The buildiug was intended to be used oy
Chinese, and everything was made on that
scale. The floors were weak and the wa lis
mere partitions. It was never meant that in
case of a fire any large loss should lesult.
Its history bears out the theory it was
first built upon. It has during the past
twelve years been three times partially de
stroyed and then patched up. No fireman
would dare venture into the rooms above,
for a floor might cave or a wall crash and
he be buried in a furnace of the hottest
FAINTED BEFOKE A TKAIN.
Narrow Escape of Mra. Bennett at Mon-
Mrs. H. M. Bennett ol this city had a very
narrow escape Irom death several days ngo
at Monmouth Junction, N. J. It happened
in a very peculiar manner, and Mr. Benuelt
says it was lhe closest call he ever saw.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have a country seat
near there, and they came to the depot to
take a train lor Pittsburg, to be here for
Thanksgiving. The Pennsylvania road has
four tracks at this point, and trains are
passing most of ihe time, making it exceed
ingly dangerous for pedestrians.
What is known as the Congregational ex
press which does not stop, was due, and
Mr. Bennett saw it approaching, but there
was plenty of time to cross over. He started
across the tracks, accompanied by Mrs.
Bennett, wnen a track-walker called her at
tention to the express, mid waved his hand
in the direction of the train. It frightened
Mrs. Benuett, and she fell on the track in a
dead faiut in front of the train.
There was no time to lose, and Mr. Ben
nett and the railroad men, realizing her po
sition, rushed to her side and pulled her off
but a few seconds b.'fore the express passed
Mr. Bennett said he wasn't frightened,
but it is one of the peculiar things be enn't
explain. Mrs. Bennett is a large woman,
and her dress caught on a spike and was
torn, but she didn't realize what an escape
she had until she was restored to conscious
The coming train and the calls of the rail
road man were too much for her nerves, and
she was rendered helpless in her perilous
position. She was not injured by her fall on
the ballast.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
" Charley, the Steeple-Climber."
According to a special from Xorwalk,
Conn., to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
" Charley, the steeple-cliuiber" had a nar
row escape fn.ni death. For several days
he had been at work repairing the loity
steeple of the Methodist Church at that
placo. This alternoon be was at work on
the. pinnacle, s> ated in what is known as a
"sailor's Chair." This was supported by
ropes and tackling, and was supposed to be
secure. Suddenly, however, when over 200
feet from the ground, the ropes shifted aud
"Charley" was pitched headforemost out of
the chair, and fell at the rate of about six
teen feet a second in the presence of hun
dreds of people. Everybody seemed to stop
breathing, awaiting the fatal issue. But lt
did not come, for Charley in his awful de
scent caught and held one of the halyards.
To this be clung, spun around for a mo
ment, renamed an upright position, and
then easily swung hiuueit into a small wlu-
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dow in the steeple 100 feet below the chair
from whicli he fell. Then the crowd broke
forth into a roar of cheers, amid which the
plucky fellow climbed up to the nost again
and coolly resumed his task as if nothing
had happened; but it was a narrow escape.
The Almost Soooasafui Asinult of am
James Shaughuessy of Cauton (Miss.) had
a narrow escape a few days ago from a
horrible death while crossing the Blue
water, which is a branch of the Pearl
Kiver. His assailant was an enormous
'gator, which attacked him with the ferocity
displayed, il is said, only by such of these
creatures as have once tasted human flesh,
and are consequently known as " uiau
Shaughnessy, it appears, was crossing the
creek in a small skiff or dug-out manipu
lated with a single oar, when the alligator
rose suddenly just under the little craft,
and, rushing to the surface, upset it, thus
throwing Shaughnessy out. The dug-out
sunk at ouce ana the gentleman struck out
for shore, when the saurian, which had
missed him, caught sight of him and rushed
at him furiously. Fortunately for Shaugh
nessy the creature missed him and hurled
itself high up ou the bank of the stream.
He honed it would climb on up, at least
until he was able to swim to land, but,
finding that it had missed its prey, the 'gator
returned tv the water and to the attack.
Shaughiifsse had by this time touched
bottom with his feel, and was walking out,
when he tripped and fell forward on his
face. The 'gator, as he did so, shot over
him, and then, seeing that he had sunk,
prepared to do battle in his own element.
Shaughnessy, however, managed to regain
his feet, bin found that the spur on one of
His boots had become entangled in a root or
something on tho bottom, and it was while
endeavoring to disengage himself that his
foe seized his other foot in its jaw.
Luckily this was encased in a rubber
boot, through which the great teeth of tho
alligator could not cut, anil after worrying
this for a while, relinquished it ami snapped
at the upper part of his leg. Shaughnessy,
who had been brought to a sitting p.sture
by the seizure of his free foot, aud with dif
ficulty kept his head above the water, hern
caught the paddle of the boat, whicli had
floated within his reach, and dealt the alliga
tor as hard a blow as he could on the m>se,
and while he broke the oar, succeeded iv
driving oft* tlie brute, lt returned, however,
iv a few moments, ouly tv receive a tre
mendous poke with the sham end of the
broken paddle, to which bhaughuessy clung
desperately as the only means uf defense
Within his reach. The creature, enraged,
caught the oar in its* Jaw and suapped
iv In two, and, diopping the frag
ments, rushed at Siraugbnessy. who gave
himself up for lost, but before the
'gator reached him a teamster called Buck
Rosenthal, who was driving past, seeing his
peril, jumped down from his wagon, and,
wading into the water with only a pocket
pistol in his hand, placed the weapon close
to the creature's head and succeeded in
wounding it severely. Rosenthal called to
Shaughnessy to get out of lhe way, and
dodged himself as the plunging, maddened
creature flung itself about with, snapping
jaws, but Sb-nighnessy, held fast still by his
spur, was only able to escape it by lying
flat ou the bottom as long as possible, and
ouly raisiug up for a breath of air. This
exhausted him, and several times he barely
avoided the furious ouslaught of the 'gator.
Rosenthal perceived that Shajghnessy
could not disengage himselr, and daring the
fury of the brute met it at close quarters,
and thrusting his arm almost in the gaping
jaws fired down its throat. It flung Itself to
oue side, the blood pouring from it in a
stream, dyeing the water, and, with a final
flirt of its huge body, sank to rise no more.
Rosenthal succeeded in freeing Shaugh*;
nessy from the root of a water lily which
held his spur, and then supported him to
land, for the latter was so weakened by his
struggles that it was with difficulty ho could
move at all. The alligater measured ten
feet and some inches in length .—Globo-
Just A IJi.i-ji Arrpstf.fi.
Notwithstanding the enforcement of the
Eight-o'clock Ordinance, young hoodlums
have taken advautageof the darkness lately
until that hour to annoy people passing
along Third, Fourth and Sixth streets. Last
night an organized raid was made on tbem,
and James Borden, George Pre-cott. James
Con well, Thomas O'Keefe, Daniel Fawley,
John Norton, Thomas Slack, Frank Hogan,
William Cavanangh, Thomas Welch, Will
iam Welch and Arthur llaminond were
locked up for obstructing the sidewalks.
Jnk« Shnrp's Stewardship.
Mrs. Belle Spanier, widow of the late
Joseph W. Spanier, filed a petition in tho
Probate Court Saturday to be appointed
special administratrix of tho estate. She
states that J. li. Sharp, the administrator
appoiuted in Auril last, absconded on No
vember 38th, taking with him all the prop
erty of the estate, amounting to SlU,7iiO. _liß
believes that he has gone to Germany.
Lone SJuce Heeded Aw <v>
I. Keilbach has applied for letters of a:I
--minhtration on the estate of George C. Sin
die, who died iv 1893. Tbe deceased has two
or three heirs in the E ist who believe that
he left a large estace. Tlio large estate that
he once owned was involved in litigation
and ha de. ded it away before the suits were
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