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VOLUME LXIX-NO. 23.
A CRUSHING DEFEAT.
McCartbyites Carry the Kil
Hennessy's Majority Estimated at Eleven
Hundred or Oier.
Parnell's Followers Disheartened Over the
Result— No Serious Disturbances at
Special to The Hnooa Call.
Kew Youk, Pec. 23.— The Herald's Kil
kenny correspondent telegraphs: North
Kilkenny has spoken, aud though the figures
will not be known before to-morrow, 1 am
confident that Parnell ia badly beaten. I
saw him to-night and his face and manner
■were eloquent of defeat. It was not liis
policy to admit defeat, and he did not do so
until midnight, but lie made no claim of a
majority and s.tid he would not recommence
hostilities before the new year. There was
a marked contrast between the ttvo camps
to-night. Parnell'! followers are, like their
ler.der, terribly down in the mouth. Pavitt,
llealy and the other patriots aro confident
iv the highest degree.
PtBWKT.T.TTKa ADMIT THEIR DEFEAT.
llealy aud Pavitt put Hennessy's major
ity at the same figure, 1100, and they feel
sure that as North Kilkenny lias gone so
will gc> Ire] md,
The result of this contest means much to
Parnell; tt also meant mnch to the priests.
The latter were to.d by Parnell and his fol
lowers that defeat meant death to their in
fluence. The priests buckled on their armor,
and fought like members of the church mili
tant in the time of the crusades.
-^.Parnell looked wretched to-night, and
about ll o'clock made a speech in which he
6a;d he would not admit a defeat. He
spoke to a deputation of the Workmen's
Club and told them how much he depended
upon them i v the present stiugglo.
At mid:,ight all his supporters acknow
ledged defeat. Everything ia quiet to
night. Tliere limy be a disturbance when
the result of the poll is announced to
morrow, but I baldly think so.
ACIIVITV OK THE CUBGY.
The Woilu's Kilkenny special says:
There If some talk to-night about Parnell
going personally to Paris to meet O'Brien.
The anti-PatneUite. say that O'Brien will
entertain no proposal for a compromise
which visits vengeance on any single Irish
member who has opposed Parnell. Iv fact,
the chances of any amicable agreement are
The priests were singularly active at the
Kilkenny, Pec. 22.— The polling opened
briskly this morning. Tne presence of the
military and a laree force of police scattered
throughout Ni rth Kilkenny, seemed to be
a guarantee against any serious breach of
th." ; eace.
An altercation took place between Har
rington and a uuiubet oi rricsts. This was
occasioned by what Harrington termed ''the
prh sts' interference with voters." Hot
words were exchanged, and in spite of Har
rington's protests, the priests continued the
work of influencing voters thought to be
leaning toward Parnell.
The contingents' supporters have both
arrived at Castle Comer, which point was
regarded as the key to the constituency.
HOSTILITY TO PAKXEIX.
Information has been received that Par
nell met with a hostile reception there. It
is also stated that the miners voted solidly
Reports from Johnstown state that it was
with great difficulty tiie police to-day pre
vented a serious collision between the ex
cited ilval factions.
The Parnellites claim a majority at Johns
town. The electiou excitement there in
creased when il became known that Scully,
the Parnellite candidate, had entered a for
mal protest auaiust the laxity of regulations
in regard to the aduiittanca of strangers at
the lolling nations. He and his friends
averted that the presence was apparent in
the polling-places of many priests who were
known to be supporters of lienuessy. This,
they claim, is contrary to law.
In Kilkenny the polling passed off quietly.
Timothy Harrington says that priestly coer
ciou was exercised in North Kilkenny, aud
that the Parnellites have good erounds to
contest the validity ol Hrnnessy's election
should tie be returned.
In an interview this evening Parnell said
he expected the majority would be small
whichever party won. He hoped the bitter
ness of language that marked the contest
will be forgotten, liis eyes are much better.
Davitt this evening said he was confident
that Hennessy's majority would he 1000.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
London, Pec. 22.— A dispatch from Kil
kenny to the Paily News says there is nut
tbe slightest doubt that Henuessy has been
elected by at least 500 majority.
A circular just issued informs the British
branches of the National League that the
set vices of most of the officials connected
with such branches will not be needed in
future, owing to the present financial posi
tion of the league.
Her Majesty's steamship Magnet left
Port-month to-day for Galway, 1-aded with
Bieal and potatoes and stores of all descrip
tions. It is one of a series of cargoes scut
by the Government to relieve the starving
inhabitants of certain sections of Ireland.
Three other gunboats, the Sea Horse,
linti.ni ii if and Grapple, which have been
engaged iv similar work for some time,
bave been ordered to continue the duty
three months longer.
Dublin, Pec. 22.— At Carrick-on-Suir,
Tlpperary, to-night, a crowd ol Parnellites
who attempted to make a bonfire of a pile of
copies, of Paviti's newspaper were attacked
aud routed by Pavitt's sjmpathiiers, several
Two carters employed by the Insnppressl
ble (uewsi ain-r.i, while driving through the
streets with a load of papers this morning
were compelled by masked men to drive to
Phoenix Park, where the papers were torn
to pieces aud scattered in all directions.
Chicago, Pec. 22.— A rousing big meet
ing of Irish-Americana was held at Battery
P Armory to-n:gh:, and adopted, amid en
thusiastic cheers, resolutions upholding
Parnell and his recent pronouncements
against English dictation in Irish affatis un
der any circumstances.
STARVATION IN LONDON.
Appalliig Eep-.its of Distri s< at ths East
End, Owing to L-;ok of Work
London, Dec. 23.— Appalling reports of
starvation at tho east end of the city startle
the aristocratic west end. Tlib leaders of
Ihe Docker*' Union say that tbe ereat Jiffi
eulty is tiie want of employment, and that
the situation is the worst that lias ever been
TWELVE GIRLS DROWNED.
Senib c Accident to a Skating Paity Caused
by ihe Ice Bre.-kia?.
Berlin, Dec. 22. — Twelve girls were
drowned to-day In llols'.ein by the breaking
ofice wiiile skutimt.
A GENERAL STRIKE.
C.^r Fear Thcnsatd Sc-tch Bai w*y En>
, ployts Qui: Work.
Glasgow, Dec. 22.— A general strike of
tailway hands occuned to-u.^y, over 4000
tuen guiug out All the North British
The Morning Call.
trains between Aberdeen and Edinburgh
have ceased running. The ennfuaiou re
sulting from the strike is affecting the col
lieries, furnaces and large manufactories.
Ihe latest reports to-night are that the
strike is spreading. The Singer sewing
machine works have been compelled to shut
down because of the strike, throwing 4000
persons out of employment
Paris-Y M. C. A.
Paris, Pec. 22.— A company was organized
to-day, headed by prominent bankers and
public men, to bond the property of the
Young Men's Christian Association of
Paris. The capital stork is 500,000 francs,
which will bo increased to 800,000 francs.
Ihe society proposes to buy a centrally lo
cated lot and erect a handsome building.
Uonerous assistance has been given by New
B ritish. Grain Trade.
London, Pec 22. -The Mark Lane Ex
press says: English wheats are firm, at an
advance of Gl. Foreign are slow. Pe
creased supplies of California have en
hanced its value Gd. Flour is steady. At
to-day's market wheat was quiet; foreign
firm. Corn aud oats were steady.
A Duel Arranged.
Parip, Pec. 22.— Brousse, Vice-Chairman
of the Municipal Council of Paris, had a
quarrel to-day with Piimav, a member of
the Chamber of Deputies. After an angry
exchange of words, Brousse struck the Dep
uty a blow in the face. To-night arrange
ments were made tor a duel.
New York, Dec. 22.— The Mail and Ex-
Tress' Vienna special say-: Electrical rail
way-- are projected from St. Petersburg to
Archangel and from Vienna to Buda-Pesth
at an estimated cost of $13,000 per mile.
The palace at Vienna was lighted with
electricity for the first time Saturday night.
Opposed to Protection.
Madrid, Dec. 22.— Senor Moret, Presi
dent of the Tariff Commission, has sub
mitted a personal report to the Government
setting forth the disastrous effects of pro
tection aud opposing any further increase
Rome, Dec. 22 —It Is announced that nt
the coming consistory BishoplKatzer will be
appointed Archbi-hop of Milwaukee; Bishop
Scauut'll, Archbishop of Omaha and Bishop
Scanlaii, Archbishop of Salt Lake.
Got Off Safely.
London, Dec. 22.— The British shipDru
meltan, Crowell, from San Francisco, via
Falmouth, grounded at Dublin, but was as
sisted off iv a short time.
Plot Against the Argentine Government
x.Lr..w3 -iiiu.s, i;ec. 2i.— .\ rumor is
current that a plot to overthrow the Gov
ernment has been discovered. Several ar
rests have beeu made.
Exodus of Russian Jews.
Beki.in, Dec. 2__— Thirty thousand Rus
sian Jews aro expected to arrive in Ham
burg soon, and arrangements are being made
to send them to Brazil.
War Against Socialism
Bepi.in, Drc. 22.— 1t is reported that the
German Catholic clergy has been secretly
instructed to begin a vigorous warfare
A German Irocclad Wrecked.
Constantinople, Dec. 22.— The German
ironclad Fi iednch Karl has struck on a rock
in the .Egean Sea. The extent of her dam
age is uukuowu.
Panama, Dec. 22.— An agreement for the
extension of the Panama Canal concession
waa approved by Congress aud legalized on
the 20th inst.
A Federal Judge of Texas Strikes at the
Chinese Exclusion Act
Washington, Dec. 22.— For some time
past it lias been the practice of the Treasury
Department to return to China at the Gov
ernment's expense all Chinese laborers con
victed of entering our territory in violation
of the Exclusion Act. This applied to
Chinamen smuggled over the Mexican and
Canadian borders as well as tho^e coining
direct from China. A recent decision by-
Judge Maxey of the United States District
Court for the Western District of Texas,
however, will, if sustained, coraiel a
material modification of this iractice. It is,
in effect, that the Government has no right
under the law to send to China Chinese
laborers who enter the United States from
contiguous countries unless evidence is pro
duced that they came from China: or, in
other words that the language of the
law authorizing their return to the
country whence they came should
in such cases be construed to mean
the contiguous country and not
China. In the case in question two China
men, who had been convicted before the
United States Commissioner of unlawfully
entering the United States from Mexico,
were ordered lo be deported to China at
the Government's expense. Their counsel
applied to Judee Maxey for a writ of habeas
corpus, and after hearing the evideuco he
ordered their release from custody on the
ground that the Commissioner had exceeded
Ids authority in ordering tliem sent to
China. He held that they could lawfully be
scut to Mexico, and nowhere else. Seports
from special Treasury agents are to the
effect that the aduntion of the course sug
gested by the court would afford no relief
whatever, as the Chinamen returned to
Mexico would remaiu in the vicinity and
come back into our territory at the first op
portunity. Secretary Windom and Assist
ant Secretary Spalding are considering the
SURPRISED AT THE VERDICT.
Acquittal of General Rniz S;n.oya!, the Al
leged Mexican R.Y.Mionist.
Sax Antonio (Tex.), Dec. 22.— The jury
in the case of General Ruiz Sandoval, the
allejed Mexican revolutionist, whose life and
many deeds of daring reads like aromauce,
reported to-day at noon, having been out
since Saturday evening. The verdict was
awaited with intense excitement by several
hundred spectators and in prominent polit
ical circles throughout Mexico. Finally it
w as presented and was for the acquittal of
the defendant. The verdict was evidently a
surprise to Sandoval himself and he could
not suppress his feeling of joy. He states
that he will make Laredo. Tex., his home
aud will not venture into Mexico, as he was
expelled from that country some time ago.
A Fine Steamer.
New YoitK, Dec. -St— Tbe Empress of
India, the uew steamer of the Canadian
Pacific live, will make her first trip January
16th. The handsome model shin is now on
view in this city, and to-day nearly two
hundred Chinamen viewed her.
Arrest of a Wif -Murderer.
New York, Dec. 22. — This afternoon
Charles Luvetz, a clßar-maker, killed liis
wife and attempted to shoot hi 3 sister-in-law.
She escaped from the room and Lnvetz tired
an ineffectual shot at himself. The police
took bim into custody.
Short in His Accounts.
Meriden (Conn.), Dec. 22.— John Watson,
for years bead book-keeper to the Meriden
Silvci-plate Company, i» Hhort in his ac
couuts and has left for parts unknown
New Trial Refused.
New York, Dec. __*.— T_M United States
Court sitting in bank "to-day refused a new
trial for Classeu, the President and wre-ker
of the Sixth National Bank. The extreme
penalty is ten years and $5000.
Frei F-mily F.ght.
Monut Vernon (Ky.), Dec. 22.— A trouble
between several families at Bmsb Creek
culminated in a free fight, In which five per
sons received seiious shot wounds. Two o'
them will die.
Teat of a Mon ter Gan.
New York. Dec. 22.— The Government
engineers at Sandy Hook tested the new
30-foot ilfled gun to-day. Shells were thrown
lifteen miles out to sea.
SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY MORNING. PECEMBER 23. 1890— EIGHT PAGES.
Interesting Case at a Famous
A Beantifnl Little Girl Deprived ol Sight,
Bearing and Speech.
The Attention of tbe Best Physicians and
Most Skillful Specialists Attracted to
tbe Young Sufferer.
Brecl.il to The Morn isa Cali.
Boston (Musi.), Pec. 22.— There has just
arrived here at the famous Kindergarten for
the Blind, In company with her mother, a
beautiful little nine-year-old Southern child
who k a native of Tennessee, and who is so
afflicted that her case greatly resembles that
of the late Laura Bridgman, made famous
hy Charles Bn kens in his "American
Notes." Her name Is Nellie Elizabeth
Robin, daughter of a wealthy sheep-rancher
of Texas. She lias a beautiful fair skin,
Oriental golden hair and violet eyes. Her
face Is thoughtful and intelligent, and she
has the form cf a fairy. Her father isa _for
wegian, while her mother is a pure South
erner from Tennessee. When only eighteen
months old a severe illness deprived Nellie
of her sight, hearing and speech. Her
parents have taught her much, so she can
do housework, dress and tuke'e are of herself.
(Strange to say she has never met a negro,
due to all l.er father's servants being white,
and when she happened to meet a little col
ored tirl in the asylum she was frightened
at the touch of her hair.
The papers here have already made the
little daughter of Dixie famous on account
of her beauty and sad nfflictiou, and such
has been the attention drawn to her that
the best physicians of Boston have espou.-ed
her cause, and the most famous medical
specialists iv Boston will study her case.
Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes will visit her.
Return of the New Crnis'r From a Successful
Tr a' Trip.
Dei.awakk Bkeakwatkr, Dec. 22.—
Tbe cruiser Newark this evening returned
from her trial trip, having successfully
maintained her horse-power and speed for
four hours. I'noflieially, it is understood
the Newark exceeded IKXiO horse-power,
which will give the Cramps $50,(00 pre
mium. She averaged in speed nineteen and
six-ienths knots per hour.
Shortly after starting it was discovered
the shin was passing over a shoal, causing
her to drag and a consequent lessening of
the speed of the screws. This lasted only
a few minutes, but it was decid- d to run
half an hour longer, so as to give a
thoroughly fair trial. The bay was perfect,
with the bieeze blowing sufficiently strong
to rroduce white caps. For the purpose of
accurately determining the horse-power of
the main engines the trial of four hours was
ttivided ii. to sixteen parts of fifteen minutes
each. During the whole run there was not
a mishap, the engines averaging about 127
revolutions a minute. Notwithstanding the
extraordinary heat generated iv the fur
naces the maximum temperature of the
engine-rooms was hut 104°. The afternoon
was devoted to testing Ihe quickness with
whicli the ship could be stopped and
backed while traveling at full speed, aud
also to show her steering and turning capa
bilities. A complete turn was m de in four
minutes and forty-five seconds. One minute
and thirty-five sei onds covered the time from
going ahead ai full speed to going astern
at lull speed. The latter movement,
ordinarily a great strain upon the engines.
waa accomplished without even starting a
rivet. After the turning trial tne ship
steamed back to Delaware Bay antl anchored
inside the breakwater. The naval officers
on board are very enthusiastic in praise of
the Newark, and declare that she Is one of
the finest. If not the most stable ship vet
built for the uew navy.
Benefit of the Fri-josed Colonization Scheme
H t Eest'icted to Mormon*.
Nkw Yokk, Dec. 22.— John Young, son
of Bilgham Young, was interviewed here
to-day regarding the announcement from
Lima, Ohio, last night, about a scheme for
colonizing Mormons iv Mexico. He said
the negotiations for the proposed concessions
were not concluded, and they are for five,
not three, million acres. There is neither
an intention nor possibility, ho said, of in
troiucing the practice ol polygamy in Mex
ico. Furthermore, the terms of concession
do not confine the settlement to Mormons,
but leave it opeu to all persons of good char
acter. The colonists will be subject to Mex
ican laws. If the negotiations succeed
Young will, under the concession, build 1000
miles of railroad in Mexico. A dispatch
from Ohio to-night says that B. R. Kaurch,
whose name was connected with the matter,
states that the contract made with Young is
for a railroad south of Deming, N. Mex., and
bas nothing to do with Mormon colonizatiou.
Agreement cf he Bocdho'ders' Committee on
» Pirn of Rforfsnizition.
Nkw YoitK, Dec. 22.— 1t Is stated that the
Bondholders' Committee of the Oregon Im
provement Company has agreed upon a plan
of reorganization which oroides for levying
a large assessment, said to be 10 per cent,
on the stock. The stockholders are to re
ceive bonds in return for the assessment.
80., ton, Dec. 20.— 'i he Board of Directors
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe has
adopted unanimously the Moigan resolu
tions, and President Manvel and George C.
Magoun were elected members ol the Ad
vis ry Board.
It is officially announced that the recent
report of the recording of a Union Pacific
mortgage in Fremont, Neb., arose irom the
fact that a mortgage to the Union Trust
Company of New York for $1<i,000,000,
dated in 1870, was recorded the second time
to correct an error made the fiist time.
FATALLY BURNED. j
Five Lives Lost by the Explosion of a Mass
of Molten Iroi.
TekmtoH <N. J.), Dec. 22.— At the New
Jersey Steel and Iron Works this afternoon
a mass of molten iron was taken from the
furnace, and one of the men threw a bucket
of water on it before the proper time. The
mass exploded, and Michael Fuuda, George
Lintali, Michtel Uosmilb, Michael Goperiq
and an unknown German were fatally
Panghter of Mary Stnurt. I
New York, Dec. 22.— A Paris letter to
the Tribune says that Countess Caithness
has obtained leave to set up a statue of Alary
Stuart in the Place Wagram. The Countess
believes herself to be the spiritual daughter
of that unhappy Queen aud constantly in
spired by her. She looks upon lieiself as
emanating from Mary as the lose proceeds
fr ;ru the rosebush. Lady Cailhuess is the
leader of the theoßophist sect here. She
has written books and published statements
to push her creed, and for some time took
Mme. Blavatsky by the band.
Ste&mer "upnoseel to Eo Lat. j
Baltimore, Dec 22.— Hope of ever hear
ing again from the steamer Thanemore,
which left hereon November 20th for Lon
don with a cargo of cattle, grain and gen
eral merchandise. Is almost given up. The
probabilities are that the steamer has gone
to the bottom with all on board. The
I Hun e more has first, second and third offi
cers, chief engineer and a crew of about
twenty men, besides a number of cattlemen
on board to attend the 430 cattle, which
comprised part of tbe cargo.
A Mnrderom Xaniir.
-New Orleans, Dec. 22.— Yesterday
Frank Morris, aged 20 years, became vio
lently Insane, aud made a murderous as
sault on his mother and brother. He
knocked them down and seized an ax, but
suddenly changed his intention and dashed
out through the front door. When in the
street a nine-year-old boy named Duckert
was in the way, when the maniac brained
the boy with the ax. The murderer was
captured after a sharp fight.
He tarn of American Physicians With a 6np-
Tly of Lymph.
Nkw YoitK, Dec. 22.— The North German
Lloyd steamer Spree had among her passen
gers a large number of medical men, who
brought bottles of Koch's lymph back with
them. Mr. and Mrs. A. Navarro (nee Mary
Ander son) were also among ihe passengers.
At a meeting of the New York Medical
Society to-night, Dr. Lindsay, just returned
from Berlin, read an interesting paper on
Koch's lymph. He said up to the time of
his leaving Professor Gerhardt had not dis
charged a case as cured in pulmonary
phthisis. The American doctors in Berlin,
However, were astounded at the wonderful
cures of lupua.
The story that a Chinese leper was to be
treated witli Koch's lymph in a private room
of the Bellevue llos - ital grew out ot the fact
thai on his arrival recently from Berlin Dr.
Loomls made some Inquiries for patients
with leprosy. Nothini; was done by him
in the matter, and or haps nothing will bo
done. He asked because no leper had been
treated with Koch's lymph, and he thought
the experiment worth trying. At 19 Pell
street to- lay two Chinani -n said a China
man on me third Iloor was suffering from lep
rosy, and no oue could see him. He camo
Bi;iii.i.v, Dec. 22.— The statement is made
that the German Government will grant
Professor Koch i.000.000 marks for the priv
ilege of manufacturing Koch lymph. They
will also have a large share of ihe profits
from the manufacture.
Johnstown (Va.), Dec. 22.— 1t has just
been learned that a desperate fight took place
in a mining town some distance from here.
Saturday night, among a colony of Huns and
Slavs, Three people were fatally wouuded.
THE FINANCIAL SITUATION.
Opposition to the Increase ol Silver
Purchases by tte Gcvernment
New Youk, Dee. 22.— President Tappin
of the Gallatin National Bank has been in
terviewed hy tho Commercial Advertiser;
"1 am certainly opposed to increasing the
purchases oi silver. The present law should
be given at least a year's irial before being
amended. The financial situation now is in
good condition ami money will be as easy
as any one couid wish if agitation can be
stopped. The banks have increased their
reserve to a comfortable figure, and I would
regard the complete withdrawal of all pro
posed financial legislation as one of the
m ost favoiable things that could happen."
As President Tanpin is a Kepubliean it
cannot be said that he is biased against the
administration, When spoken to about
this, he said: "Politics have no place in
the discussion and political opinions should
never be considered in mailers affecting
finance and business."
The steamer Spree arrived from Bremen
this morning with £307,000 in gold aboard.
London (Ont), Pec. SB.— The assignment
of John Elliott & Son, manufacturers ol
agricultural Implements, v announced.
There are cousideiablu assets, but the losses
will be great.
New Obi.cans, Dec. 22.— The creditors
of V. & A. Meyer made a statement to-day
showing i lie assets of the New Orleans and
New York houses amount to £2,757,000 and
the liabilities to 51,045,i>00. The him has
asked for one, two and thiee years' exten
sion, promising to pay iv full.
Githrik (Okla.), Dee. 22.— Chief Justice
Green decided this morning that the assign
ment of ihe Commercial Bank was void.
He will appoint a receiver.
Tii.ton (N. 11.), Dee. 22.— E. P. Parsons..
Co, manufacturers of woolens, are finan
New York, Dec. 22.— Dennis Fcx. dealer
in dry goids and cloaks, to-day confessed
judgments aggregating $70,000.
Boston, Dee. SB.— Charles T. Senvems &
Co., jewelers, have failed with liabilities of
£80,000 and assets a little more.
FoBT Wobth (Tex.), Dec. 22.— Bateman
Bros., wholesale grocers, failed to-day.
Their liabilities are probably over 8300,000.
The assets are not computed.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22.— 1t is announced
that the creditors of the bauking tirm of
\\ barton Barker & Co. have agreed to an
extension, and the firm Will ask to be allowed
to lesume business.
Till-; KEAN ASSIGNMENT.
Cmc ago, Dec. 22.— Suits were begun to
day by a nnmber of other depositors in
Kean'.s lank, who want the amount of their
deposits relumed, on the ground that the
bank was insolvent when the deposits were
made. At the present rate, if all the
claims of persons who deposited withiu
thirty days before suspension are allowed,
they promise to eat up nearly all Ihe as-eis
to the exclusion of other creditors. The
assets continue to grow le a s. It Is now
estimated that the bills receivable,
scheduled at .270,000, will not realize
8100,000. Au investigation of the bank's
books shows, further, tint Mrs. Culver's
acconnt was overdrawn $3300 and Morton
Culver's account _.i(ion. Morton Culver
appeared in court this morning and
testified that Mrs. Culver had an
interest in the bauk to the amount
of 8;kj,000, and, as far as he knew,
there never has been a settlement of the
partnership account, though he had en
deavored to secure oue. The witness be
lieved the business profitable, but that Keau
eonuuc ted it in au extravagant manner, and
could never be brought to make a statement
of the condition of the hank until recently.
Culver testified that his wife's interest con
sisted ol mortgages and notes, on which the
hunk was ouly able to realize $7000. Of
these securities $20,000 were in the shape of
notes and mortgages, given oy a man named
llanclictt, simply as accommodation paper.
The fact turned out that Kean had in
cluded these accommodation securities in
his statement of assets to the coniinerci.il
agency. It appeared, according to the iesti
mony of Cashier Warue, that Kean had re
newed the paper for over $16,000, tiie only
security being land contracts. Tiie books
also showed that Kean discounted his own
oapers for $32,000 aud his wife s for $10,000.
AT THE CAPITAL.
The Southern Pacific Loses a Suit — Bids for
Heavy Guns— A Resignation.
Washington, Dec. 22.— 1n the case of the
Southern Pacitic Bailroud Company ngaiust
Byron Allison, honn stead nnd railroad
contest, rejecting the claims of the railroad
to land iv the San Fiancisco district, the
Secretary of the iutetior bas affirmed tbe
decision of the General Laud Office.
The bids for lurnishing 8, 10 and 12 inch
guns, 25 por cent of which are to go to the
Pacitic Coast, will be opened Juuunry Gth,
al the War Department.
Special Laud ARent Thomas G. New
sham, has furuished the Secretary of the
Interior with twenty-three photographs
showing the depredations committed in the
M. B. Kerr, California Disbursing Agent
of the Geological Survey, has resigned.
The Secretary of thu Treasury has ap
pointed 1-icnard A. Weiss Keeper of the
Light Station at Koe Island, California.
Dr. George P. Nuttall of California is in
Mrs. li. Bishop of San Francisco has been
admitted to practice in the Supreme Court.
California pensions: Thomas Connolly.
Willows; David S. Coverdale, Delano,
The postofflce at Cato. San Diego County,
California, has been discontincd. A new
office has been established at Poso Plat,
Kern County, California, with Emilia B.
The Sanation in the Senate
Washington, Dec 22.— There does not
appear to be any material change in the
situation in the Senate, and it is impossible
to predict when the Financial Bill will come
up. There are signs of a change of some
kind or other in the treatment of the
Flections Bill, and it is possible the cloture
resolution will be submitted to-morrow to
ho upon the table until its calling up is
deemed necessary or expedient.
Washington, Dec. 22.— Senator Hearst
is still quite ill. and it will be some time be
fore be is able to resume liis Senatorial
BUT FEW ESCAPED.
A Good Story at tbe Expense
of Many Senators.
Dignified Soloes Made Victims of a
Baltimore Confidence Operator.
The Dnval Family Overburdened With His
torical Names— in Unfortunate Father
of a Large Family.
Bpeclal to The Mokxiso Cam,
Wasuington, Dec. 22.— The whole city is
laughing to-night over a story told in this
evening's Star ot how a smart confidence
man in Baltimore 11 has been victimizing
grave and dignified Cnited States Senators.
Within the past thiee weeks this man, who
goes by the name of William Duval, has
been writing to different Senators, inform
ing them that the firstborn sou in liis family
has just been named atter them, and in
closing a baptismal certificate. The letter
states that he has been so unfortunate as
to break a leg; that his fellow-workmen
have gotten up an entertainment for his
benefit, aud would the Senator be so kind as
to take the inclosed five tickets, at one dol
lar each, and teuiit? Mr. Duval would un
doubtedly have been working the Senate
yet had he not unfortunately decided ou
Saturday to make a victim of Senator Man
dersou of Nebraska.
it so happened that Senator Mandersou
had seen a similar certificate a few days ago,
in which the name of this same first-born
son wns declaied to be Justin Morrill
Duval, nud he likely kn>-w the venerable
Senator from Vermont had torn J5 from his
salary and sent it to the suffering father in
Baltimore, convinced that if Mrs. Duval
could be the mother of two first-born chil
dren she might five binh to a few more. At
the sine time Mandersoii instituted an in
vest! nation, the result of which caused
much laughter in the Senate to-day, which
was very mystifying to the galleries until
the story came out
According to ihe certificates which have
been uncovered, the following Senators
have been woiked: Dolnh, Everts, ilig
gins, Carlisle, Paddoik, Squire, Woleott,
Edmunds, Sander*, lMtigrew, Power, Stan
ford, Sawyer, Stcckbridge, Blair, Boar,
Bale, Washburn, Vest and liiscoek. There
are those about the Senate who say there
are several other newly born Duvals, among
them John Sheimau Duval, Matthew Sun
ley Quay Duval and Aithur Gorman
Duval; but the gc ntlemeu thus honored in
sist that they have not been called upon.
It Is understood that several of the Sen
ators, besides sending .5, also sent the little
oue a silver mini, spoon or some other token.
The Vice-President did not escape; tliere
is a Levi Morton Duval, and he, or his
father, owns a nice silver cup, appropri
ately inscribed. It Is probable ttont pro
ceedings will ha instituted against Duval,
notwithstanding tha great size ot his family
aud the added disability of a broken leg.
AN INCOMi'ETEMT WITNESS.
Imp-rtact Bulirg ia Polvg.-.my Cis'i by the
Unt'd Struct Snprme Cjiirt.
Washington - , Pec. 22.— The Suureme
Court of the United States to-day rendered
an important decision in a Mormon poly
gamy case, holding that the wife is not a
competent witness against her husband
where polygamy is the crime charged. Will
iam E. Bassett, iv 186T, was found guilty of
polygamy on the testimony of his first wife,
from whom he was divorced afjpr he took
his second wife. Tue former wife's testi
mony was the only direct evidence produced,
anu it was upon her testimony that iiassolt's
conviction was secured. He took an apnea!
in the Supreme Court of Utah, contending
that the testimony was not admissible, and
when the Territorial Court decided against
him he brought the ease here. The Supreme
Court reverses the decision ol the Territorial
Court, and holds the wife to be au incompe
tent witness. The case was remanded to
the Utah courts, with directions thatit grant
a new trial.
World'i Far Lseitlation.
Washington-, Pec. 22.— 1t is said the
President has completed the examination of
the papi rs ot the World's Pair Colombian
Exposition, and they have been referred to
the Secretary of State lor the preparation
of a proclamation.
NEW York, Pec. 22.— The Mail and Ex-
DSBSa Washington special says: Major Mo-
Kinlev taid this morning thai no legislation
at the hands of the House could be expected
until after the New Year's holiday. The
Senate will attempt to discuss the general
measures before it, but so many members
of thai body are out of the ciiy that nu leg
islation of importance can be elfected if
any one wants to raise the point of no quo
Hoar's Motion for an Evening Sissioa Lo3t
Through Dem'Cratic T c ioi.
Washington, Dec. 22. — The small at
tendance of Senators this morning attracted
the attention of tiie Democrats and Harris
demanded a call of the roll, and as twelve
less than a quorum responded to the call,
theSergeant-at-Arms was directed to request
the pieseuce of tho absent members. In
the course of half au hour a quorum ap
The bill to establish a Becord nnd Pen
sion Ofiiee at the War Department passed.
The conference report on the Sioux lles
ervation Bill was ndopted.
Cullom, by request, introduced a bill to
inconwate the Pan-American Transporta
tion Company. Referred.
Hoar gave notice that he would at 5:30
o'clock this afternoon ask the Seuatetotake
a recess until 8 o'clock.
The House amendment to the Senate
amendment to the Urgent Deficiency Bill,
striking out the appropriation lor the pay
of clerks of Seuntors, was non-concurred in.
In the conference report on Public Build
ing bills, the one to authorize the construc
tion of a building at Stockton, Cal., as agreed
upon in the conference, was left as it came
from the House, whicli struck out the clause
making the appropriation.
The discussii v of the Elections Bill was
resumed. Higgina taking the floor. Com
menting on Stewart's opposition to it he
said that the Senator's objections were not
that it had faults, but that it did not have
faults; uot that it was a force bill, hut that
it was not a force bill. He discussed at
great length the management of elections in
various States to show the uecessily for the
reform proposed In the pending measure.
As to the claim of Southern Senators that
thoy could not endure negro domination.
Digging believed there never wns a day
when the Southern white leaders could not
have had the hearty support and follow
ing of iho black men of the South fur
the asking. He had always considered
hat the one great service the Democratic
party had rendered was its corralling and
bringing into its fold all the people who
were least wilted to discharging the func
tions of American citizens; and why, he
asked, had not the Southern white Demo
crats done the same with tbe blacks?
Reagan replied that the reason was that
in the reconstruction period the carpet-bag
gers made the blacks believe the whites
were their euemies, aud arrayed tho blacks
in an oath-bound league to vote tbe Kepub
Biggins denied that tho problem of man
hood suffrage ever had a chance at the
South. The pending bill was moderate,
necessary and just. It would brine no more
violence tlian exists at present. If it did,
the Senators could not help it. They could
not take the responsibility of refusing to do
right because others would do wrong.
Voorheea opposed tbe bill. The opening
part of his spee-h consisted of a criticism of
President Harrison for that portion of bis
message to Congress urging the passage of
the Elections Bill. If Mr. Harrison, he said,
should undertake to put on the stage "A
School for Hypocrisy" lie could not do bet
ter than dramatize that portion of his mes
sage that related to fair and honest elections.
The rank coiruption of the election of 1888
was resting, folded away lv "blocks of five,"
and was still fresh and carefully preserved
in the minds of the American people. Voor
hees charged that within sixty days after
the incoming of the present Adminis
tration, an extensive, powerful and corrupt
conspiracy was formed to lm tort a certain
class of voters from different parts of the
couutry to Indiana, West Virginia nnd Con
necticut, in order to secure majorities in
those States for the Bepublican ticket in
1892. Proof of it had beeu published in the
New York World of the 4th of October last,
including a letter from Huston, the Treas
urer of Ihe United States, to Mr. Lindsav,
the. author of tiie plan, "declaring him
self heaitily in favor of the scheme,"
antl saying he would speak to the President
about it. It was painful, Voorhees re
marked, to r< fleet that -the man who knew
Benjamin Harrison better than any other
man in public life, and had carried him and
bis fortunes through the stormy and corrupt
campaign of 18S8 in Indiana, felt himself
warranted in submitting for bis < onsidera
tion and approval a corrupt project for the
overthrow of honest resilient majorities by
the shameless colonization of black voters
from tha South. Ana ye: that man (Huston)
retained his hign office and had met with no
rebiiKe. The names of Dudley and Quay
having been introduced in connection with
this scheme, Voorhees said he took no
pleasure iv eomnieniini; ou the names of tlio
men connected with that conspiracy, but he
would not remain sileut when even
the most exalted dignitaries of the
Government were found conspiring, plot
ting and burrowing amid fiiih and cor
ruption to overthrow rightful majorities
in ludiann, and to place her people under
the rule of the lowest negro element that
could be brought and imported from the
South. Voihees went on to read letters
from Quay and some Bepublican Represen
tatives from Indiana approving of the col
onization plan, as well as correspondence
between Lindsay and his co-worker in tho
enterprise. Whitehead, of North Carolina,
giving come of the points of the plan and
gnggesting that some 5000 negroes from
North Carolina must be placed in Indiana.
In one of tiie earliest epistles of Lindsay to
his confederate, said Vorhees, the following
rich acd historic morsel of advice aud in
struction was given : "Now, my dear friend,
read this letter, which, 1 hole, will put
you in better spirits, and then
in the language of one of our
greatest statesmen, 'Barn tblx letter.' Do
not tear it up, but burn it." Voorhees
spoke at length against the Elections Biil.
He appealed for fair play to the South, aua
declared that iv every one of the Southern
States the negroes had received more and
higher political honors than in all the North
ern Stales put together.
Hoar, at 6 o'clock, moved that the Senate
take a recess tor two hours.
The vote was: Ayes 20, noes 5. No
Hoar said he had noticed that since his
motion a number of Democratic Senators
had left the chamber and the others did not
vote. As it seemed impossible to get a
quorum, he moved to adjourn, and this was
A Ris.l-.ticn Calling f. r an Invs'.igation tf
th? X King o'. S ttin? Bol'.
Washington, Dec. 22.— 1n the House to
day lilanchard of LouMana ottered for ref
erence a preamble aud resolutions calling
for the appointment of a committee of five
to inquire into the killiug of Sitting Bull
and me immediate causes leadiug thereto.
The committee Is also instructed to investi
gate ti e existing Indian troubles iv tbe
The preamble recites that the killing
"appears to have been accomplished under
circumstances recognized neither by the
laws of war nor those of peace." and the
resolution directs the committee to investi
gate "whether a --tate of war existed which
justified his summary taking off, and if not,
what justification there was for his violent
death at the hands of Indian police in the
employ of tbe Government."
After threo or four measures relating to
the District of Columbia were disposed of
the Douse adjourned.
Resnlt of a Canvass by the Eastern aud
Western Agricultural Press.
SrniNGFii:i.D (Mass.), Dec. 22.— The elab
orately planned canvass to ascertain the
opinions of farmers throughout the couutry
ou certain questions has been conducted ou
au extensive scale for the past three months
by the agricultural press of Springfield, In
connection witn other farming journals
West and East. Nearly 110,000 cards have
been received iv answer. The questions
were on certain practical, economic and po
litical issues, including ideas on tariff, Gov
ernment ownership of railroads, telegraphs,
etc. The final question was who should be
the Bepublican aud Democratic nominees
for the Presidency iv 1892. The answers
have been fully tabulated only so far as they
relate to this last question, but enough has
been done to show that Federal aid to agri
cultural education aud the teaching of ag
ricu Itural science in rural public schools are
overwhelmingly indorsed. The sentiment
regarding the Government ownership of
rnilioads is quite evenly divided. Many
who vote against such ownership insist on
Government supervision and full control of
railroads. The views expressed as to the
new tariff law, reciprocity and the proposed
modification of the national land policy are
so diverse that it will he some days before
they are classified. In reference to" the vote
for Presidential candidates, it is explained
that journals interested interpreted the No
vember elections as meaning that tho farm
ers were weary of old favorites and old
measures and demanded new men nnd new
Issues. These journals, therefore, advo
cated Secretary Busk and Congressman
Hatch ns proper Bepublican and Demo
cratic standard-bearers f' r 1898. In spite
of this, however, the fanners expressed
their preference for Presidential candidates
in tbe following manner:
ew Engliind 23,529
liilUie Mates 118,548
entral Statea 1'2,9-t^,
Vestrrn Slates..... 4.HHO
ne Nurthwesl 1',a85
uclflc toast 765
lie South 4.768
T0ta15..... H 71.787
Of tho scattering Kepubliean vote, Reed
leads with "KHi."", foilowed by McKinley with
3tf_»*, all but 250 of these cards having been
mailed before the November elections.
Depew has 2727, and Plumb of Kansas a
goodly showing, but the rest are mostly for
In a scattering Democratic vote the Gov
ernor leads Patiison with over 1800; Carlisle
has 700, and Governor Kussell of Massachu
setts 500, tbe others being for "a farmer."
Gone tn London.
Paris, Dec. 22.— Stanislaus Mendelssohn,
the Nihilist and cliief of ihe Polish Revolu
tionary party in Fiance, has left Paris for
London, where he proposes to reside in the
future. Mendelssohn was recently arrested
by the Parisian police on suspicion of Hav
iug been a party to the murder of the Rus
sian police agent, General Sellverskoff
and aiding tho escape of Podlewski the
alleged murderer. Ho was subsequently dis
charged, owing to a lack of evidence
— — — *•
A Cloture Rue,
Washington. Dec. 22.— The Senate Com
mittee on Rules has agreed on cloture rule,
and il probably will be reported- to the
Senate, although it may not be called up for
consideration until nfter tbe holidays,
when a quorum of Republican Senators is
expected to be preseut.
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GATHERING THEM IN.
Surrender of Sitting Bull's Fol
lowers and Big Foot's Band.
Two Companies ol Soldiers Said to Be
Surrounded by Indians.
A Band of Redskins Ambushed by Cowboys.
Poales and Saddles Captured— Story
of tbe Piute Messiah.
Special to The Mornino Qtßft
Rapid City (S. Dak), Dee. 22.—Dis
patches to General Miles from Colonel
Sumner to-day show that nearly all of bit
ting Hull's followers, together with Big
. Foot's band, have surrendered to him. Colo
nel Sumner iv hisdispatch said this disposes
of all the Indians along the Cheyenne River,
and if there are any more of Sitting Hull's
people out he doesn't know wben they can
General Brooke reports the arrival of
friendly Indians at tlio Bud Lands camp,
and says the capture of Sitting Bull's peo
ple and Big Foot's forces will aid the efforts
of the frientllies to bring in the hostiles.
An Indian scout reports to Geueral Brooke
that Short Bull's foliowers are anxious to
come in, but are withheld by threats of
Kicking Bear, one of Silting Bull's agents.
The scout thinks, however, the friendlies
will at least succeed in bringing out Short
A report bas reached General Miles via
Missoula that two companies of soldiers in
the Yellowstoue region are surrounded
north of Cave Hills by 500 or GOO Indians,
and have sent a courier out with a notifica
tion of their danger to the settlers. General
Miles says tliere are Indians in th it vicin
ity, but discredits tiie report that the troops
are hemmed in. He has, however, ordered
Denver, Dee. 22.— A special to the
News from Rapid City says: Troops from
Colonel Sumner's command bad a skirmisn
yesterday with a number of Intlians from
Hutuii's baud, who are ou the way to join
the hostiles in the Bad Lands. Nu one was
seriously hurt. More troops have been sent
out. A report was received that a large
number of Indians were trying to join
those in the Bad Lands, but the number is
believed to be exaggerated.
Yesterday ten cowboys ambushed a num
ber of bucks, near Battle Cieek, killing one
and wounding a number of ethers. The
cowboys captured a number of poaies and
A PIUTE MESSIAH.
Portland (Oregon), Dec. 22.— A. I. Chap
man, a well-known Indian scout, lias re
turned here from Nevada, where bo went
last November for the purpose of interview
ing the so-called Messiah, in obedience to
orders from General Gibbon. He first went
to Walkers Lake, in Nevada, and talked
with tbe Pistes, who told him the Messiah
bad been receiving calls from all the tribes
in the West, Chapman found the Messiah
at Hie west fork of Walker River, in Ne
vada. Speaking of his interview Chapman
"The Messiah, 'Quoitz Ow,' as he gives
liis name, is a f ull-bloo.ied I'iute Indian, and
lias always been peacefully disposed. He
spoke freely of bis call to preach. His first
experience with the Almighty was one after
noon while hunting. Hearing a noise he
started to learn its cause,, when be was
thrown to tbe ground from some unknown
cause. He was then taken to heaven and
there saw ail the whites and Indians that
have lived and died upon the earth. He
was afterward brought back to earth to the
same spot where he had fallen dead. God
told him he had been looking for a mortal whom
he could intrust with the mi.-sion of reform
ing the woild, and had decided ou Quii.tz
Ow. Having been inloruied of his mission,
he set out tv perform it. He taught the In
dians they should work and avoid fighting
except In self-defeise. Last summer the
ludians told linn unless it rained soon the
crops would fail. He told them to go home,
nnd in three days abundance of rain fell.
Quiotz got his iueas from a religious family
w ith wliom he had lived." Chapman thinks
Quiotz is ouly indirectly to blame for the
uprising, and that his doctrine imbued the
Indians with a more independent spirit to
resist their wronss.
DOROTHY Q'S LETTER.
An Interest ing Chatty Communi
cation From the Empire Citj.
Weil-Known California People and What They
Are Doing— The M-.n Who Saw Aaron
Burr Ere .the His List
New Youk, Dec. 17, 1800.— "Isn't it aw
ful! Isn't It crazy!" exclaimed a dude with
an untranslatable drawl to a friend he en
countered cciiiing into one of the principal
book-stores here. " Yes, terrible ; but you,
Mr. Llank, always know what to buy, and
you always give the right thing, just as you
always sny just the rixht thing," answered
the fair mndame, with a seductive smile
that will surely win her a handsome Christ
mas present from the recipient of it. Yes,
they were exchanging adjectives in tragic
tones over what is, according to tradition,
called "the joyous Christmas time." "It's
such a bother, yuu cannot help feeliug she
is never quite satisfied with what you give."
"L'mph," said a woman who had over
heard the last speech, "guess people
wouldn't feel flattered if they heard what
was said about the bother of getting pres
ents from 'em." Just as I was beginning
to get a bit pessimistic upon hearing
numberless other remarks of this sort, and
tired looking at the hurrying, harrassed
looking crowd that jam nnd rush and push
and poke aloug regardlessly, I was stopped
by another crowd. They were looking
curiously at Macy's Christmas window.
(Macy's, as everybody kuows, is really an
im uiense bazaar. It always looks like a big
fair, and the tradition is that everything is
sold remarkably cheap; so it is easier to
imagine the crowd that pours in and out and
out aud iv constantly). The corner window
on Fourteenth street and Sixth avenue pre
sents quite a show. The life, trials, tri
umphs ana tribulations of Christopher
Columbus are represented in a most theatri
cal way by groups of wax figures. The
scenes swirl before the street gazers like a
merry-go-round. First, there is Columbus
cardiug wool, then experimenting, then
pleading before the Kins and Queen of
Spain— well, in fact, all tho incidents
familiar to the young Ameiican are given.
It is interesting to note the crowd. The old
washerwomen nnd children,
NEWSBOYS AND "RAGAMUFFINS
Look at iv undisguised delight. The gentle
dame intent on her shopping Dauses a mo
ment as she thinks, but waits until the end
of the story. The dude looks ou with out
ward contempt but inward curiosity, and
stands iv apparently lofty indifference until
he has seen it all. But, if I should stop to
tell ali about every window that is dressed
in rich, or quaint, or bizarre, or artistic stylo
to lure in tbe Christmas shoppers 1
shouldn't have snace to mention a word
about the Callfornians here.
Miss Eleanora Connell gathered a goodly
number of the representatives ol the OaMeu
State at her west charming musicale a few
evenings ago. Miss Connell has been here
studyiug a year and a half under the best
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
teachers of New York, and her beautiful
voicß shows that she has beeu an earnest
and successful student. She sang with fine
effect several operatic selections and ren
dered with exquisite sympathy and artistic
interpretation an old German love hymn.
Katharinn Montgomery Fleming is a lata
arrival from Calit-.rnia. She has taken up
her residence in Breoklyu. She bas come
Last to study vocal miMc. Her vt.i.-e has a
wonderful range, and may be beard in pub
lic later on.
Miss Elizabeth Wilson of San Francisco
is visiting in New York.
CUAUNCEY MILTON ST. JOHN
Arrived h week or more aeo. He is having
a fine time. His uncle, William P. St
John, is the oldest bank President in Now
York; liis cousins, the Sheffields, are rela
tives of William Walter l'helos, and have a
most charming homo in Englewood. Colonel
Bridges, formerly of Cleveland's staff, is
also a cousin of Mr. St. John's, consequently
the Cahforuian is having a most enjoyable
initiation iuto the social, political and ar
tistic circles of New York. Although Mr.
St. John is enthusiastic over New York in
general he reserves his best adjectives for
California, whither he wiil return in a
couple of weeks.
Dr. M. Augusta Brown of California, who
won such high prnii-e from the medical pro
fession ..f France lor her brave work among
the sufferers of cholera in Marseilles, has
returned from abroad. She went tv Europe
to more thoroughly investigate the "Germ
iheory ;of Disease," aud studied with
Pasteur, Browu-Stqiiard and Koch. She
hopes to establish a dispensary for the poor
so they may have the benefit of Koch's
lymph and of her own special discoveries as
soon^ i o-sMble. Dr. Brown is a beautiitil
woiuJTi. aud despite her gray hair has a face
that still retains its youth.
Mrs. J. C, Flood and Miss Jennie Flood
are located at Hie Albemarle Hotel for tha
Mi':). Milton S. Latham, who has just
arrived, expects tv spend (he winter here
MRS. STRICKLAND (NEE nARAZTHY)
Is visiting in New York. She enjoys tha
city and its pleasures with enthusiastic zest.
After a short sojourn in New York she will
•bin Lieutenant Strickland in Philadelphia.
■ i'here is nothing especially new iv Chi lst
uias cards "r books, that makes this year's
Christmas display seem more original and
brilliaut thau any other Christmas. Tho
noweit cloth In fancy-work is called "mail
cloth." It is thick in texture and has a silk
fiui-li with criss cross marks which divide
the surface in tiny squares. It looks just
like old lusliioned open work canvas of
which the interstices have been deftly and
smoothly filled with silks of different hues.
It is pretty for making artistic covers for
sniall tables. One of golden hue with a de
sign like the leaves of a pepuer tree made in
wheels of hr< wn velvet appliqued on ami
couched with gold thread was exceedingly
pretty. Little spinning wheels of no special
use whatever, but Just for ornament aud to
suettest the real wiieels of "ye olden time,"
are in all the iancy-work stores ana ex
changes this Christmas.
The latest fad iv napery Is to have a cen
ter cloth and napkins for luncheons or five
o Clock teas. Tables of p lished rosewood,
oak or cherry look particularly elegant when
decorated with these dainty bits of linen
and precious cbinaware. One of ihe pret
tiest of these luncheon sets I've seen was
one which had scenes from the opera of
"Lohengrin" done on the center-cloth and
napkins in red floss. When tlio center-cloth
has floral designs embroidered on it napkins
are made as nearly like the flower as pos
sible, and a set wrought in the design ot a
pond lily was done so artistic.illy that the
festive boird looked as if real lilies were
ON ITS POLISHED SURFACE.
The Thirteen Club of New York, on tin
13th of December, bad thirteen brauds of
California wines and liquors, and thirteen
California]] aud Hexiean dishes — and nouo
of them are dead yet. They banded to
gether several years ago to face out in
merry bravery the old superstition and
prove the fallacy of it. It is half-provok
iug, half-pathetic to see how strongly some
people are affected by this bug-bear of a
superstition. An naming instance of it
occurred the other evening. Mbs Ida Ben
fey, the well-known reader, was to read at
an entertaitimeut given in Port Richmond,
Staten Island. The Ladies' Schubert Quar
tet uf Boston shared the honors ot the
evening witli her, and au elaborate dinner
was provided by the Committee on Enter
tainment, who, like MeGinty, were
dre.-sed in tiieir best suits of clothes,
and had their old jokes polished tip, .
and were ready to si'ino in new
witticisms at the least- provocation. Every
thing went as merrily as sleigh-bells until it
was suddenly discovered tliere were thirteen
at the table, and the "town beau and local
wit" grabbed his plate in Ignominious haste
and sat himself at a side table ami quietly,
even sadly, put his food out of sight as if lis
were attending a funeral.
In the old hotel where tbis dinner was
served Aaron Burr died. The room is
poiuted out with awesome respect The
only one who could tell all about Aaron
Burr's death by word of mouth was an old
stone-cutter, who bad taken care of the bad
great man during his last illness. I wanted
his story to tell to the readers of Tub Call,
but he could not be found. Perhaps I shall
get it some time, for it is worth hear
ing, as Ihe old man is as quaiut as an old
fastdoned lamp and a deal brighter.
A GREAT FIRE.
Many Shops Destroyed and Others Cum
ing in London.
London, Dee. 23.—A great fire is in
progress on Priiede s>treet. Mauy shops
have been destroyed. The loss will be
Washington, Dec. 22.—Miss Roush, a
clerk in the Pent-ion Ollice, testified before
the Baton Investigation Committee to-day
that she bad written oue letter, at Tanner's
request, on business of the refrigerator
company, after office hours. After the ex
amination of a number of other witnesses
the committee adjourned, subject to the call
of tha Chair.
Washington, Dec. 22.—Secretary Tracr
has awarded the contract for building the
Ammcn harbor-defense ram tv the Bath
Irnn Works of Maine, on their bid of
Will have uo other Tobacco
Who once tries
"SEAL OF NORTH CAROLINA"
This is the secret of its
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