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A Small Steamer Plying Between
British Columbia Ports
Caps'zes During a Squall Two and One-
Half Miles From Shore.
Three Passengers and Sir of the
Vessel's Crew Lose Their Lives—
The Survivors, Twenty-Two in
Number, Taken to Pilot Bay—
The Steamer a Wreck, Half-
Beached at Crawford Bay.
NELSON (B. C), Nov. 30.—The Ains
worth, a small steamer plying between
Nelson and Bonner's Ferry, was wreck
ed last night during a storm on Koo
tenai Lake, six of her crew and three
passengers being drowned.
The Ainsworth left Nelson last even
ing on her regular trip. When about
six miles south of Pilot Bay, and about
two and a half miles from shore, during
a heavy sea, she was struck by a
squall and commenced taking in water.
The Captain headed her for shore, but
she reeled over on her side, filling im
The passengers drowned were:
Charles Campbell, a merchant of Kus
kanoosa, and two Italians of Kuska
Captain Lean, First Engineer Kane
and J. Donnelly, a deck hand, reached
shore in a lifeboat. The balance of
the crew, whose names are as follows,
were drowned: Perry, mate; James Mc-
Neill, fireman; John Guein, steward;
Joseph Davis, deck hand; C. Hume,
cook; the second engineer, whose name
cannot be learned at present.
The Ainsworth was owned by Braden
Brothers of the Pilot Bay Smelter.
SPOKANE (Wash.), Nov. 30.—A Nel
son special to the "Spokesman-Review"
gives further particulars of the wreck
of the Ainsworth as follows:
The starboard lifeboat was first
launched. Six passengers sprang into
it and it was swamped. All Went down
but Johnson, who divested himself of
his overcoat and got on board again.
The port boat was next launched, but
the maddened Italians jumped in, and
it was swamped. Four of the Italians
were drowned. The others were saved.
This boat was subsequently righted,
and a part of the survivors got into it
and paddled two miles to shore. There
a bonfire was lighted, and the boat re
turned and brought off seven men
clinging to the ropes. A third trip
brought the remainder of the passen
gers ashore. All the rescued party were
taken to Pilot Bay and the Kakanee
brought them to Nelson.
The Ainsworth is a wreck, half
beached at Crawford Bay. At the time
of the disaster she carried nineteen
passengers and a crew of twelve.
CAPTAIN DE LA TORRE DEAD.
He Took a Part in Effort to Drive
Maximilian From Mexico.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Captain
A. de la Torre, organizer of the Jaurez
Grards of this city in the early days,
and an officer of the army of ex-Presi
dent Jaurez of Mexico, who fought to
drive Maximilian out of Mexico, died'
at San Rafael after a protracted ill
ness. Heart failure was the cause of
Captain de la Torre came to Cali
fornia in 1860. Hetwast educated in the
military institution of Mexico, and for
years served in the Mexican army.
When Maximilian invaded Mexico and
drove Jaurez's small but brave army
Into the moustains, Captain de la Torre
was with the Mexican commander.
After Maximilian was executed, Cap
tain de la Torre left the Mexican army
and came to San Francisco. He took
a great interest in American affairs,
and soon after his arrival here he or
ganized and drilled the historical Jau
rez Guards, one of the oldest indepen
dent military companies in the State.
JUDGE ISAAC BELCHER.
The Supreme Court Commissioner
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Isaac
S. Belcher, Supreme Court Commis
sioner, died suddenly to-day. He was
73 years old. Judge Belcher of the Su
perior Court is his half-brother. The
deceased was Supreme Judge in 1873.
Judge Belcher was District Attorney
of Yuba County in 1855. In 18*13 he
was elected Judge of the Tenth Judicial
Court. Upon the death of Judge Sprague
In 1873 he was appointed a Justice of
the Supreme Court. V A few years later
he retired from the Supreme Bench, en
gaging in private law practice until
18S5, when upon the creation of the Su
preme Court Commission he was ap
pointed a member of that body.
FOUR-MASTER S HEN AD O AH.
The Big Ship Arrives at San Fran
cisco From Baltimore.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—The
four-masted ship Shenandoah arrived
to-day from Baltimore. It will be re
membered that the Shenandoah was
the subject of many sensational stories
during the first part of the Spanish-
American war. News of her supposed
capture was telegraphed from many
places, but the vessel managed to
elude the Spanish gunboats and
reached England in safety in tow of
a British tug, which took her in
charge off the Irish coast. She after
ward sailed for Baltimore and loaded
for this city. Her commander, Cap
for infringing upon
A party who REFILLED Apollinaris bottles
bearing the genuine labels, and also used counterfeits of
the Apollinaris labels, was recently confined FIVE WEEKS in
MOYAMENSING PRISON, Philadelphia.
COMPLAINTS will receive vigorous attention if addressed to
United Agency Co., 503 Fifth Ayenue, New York, Sole Agents of
THE APOLLINARIS COMPANY, Limited. London.
tain Stakey, went far out of his course
on the trip to this port, in order to
avoid Spanish privateers and war ves
sels, and learned to-day for the first
time of the successful outcome of the
war and the signing of the peace
PETER W. McGLADE.
Bookkeeper of tke San Francisco
Street Department Skips Out.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Peter
W. McGlade, chief bookkeeper in the
office of the Superintendent of Streets,
is missing, and it is alleged that pre
vious to his departure he secured
$1,104 by means of fraudulent certifi
cates on the Street Department, which
were cashed by Bier & Regensburger,
brokers. Betting on the races is said
to have caused the downfall of Mc-
Glade, who four years ago was the
Democratic candidate for Clerk of the
M'GLADE SEEN AT LOS ANGELES.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30. — Peter
W. McGlade, the missing bookkeeper
of the San Francisco Street Depart
ment, arrived in this city this morn
ing. McGlade was seen on the streets
this evening. He claimed he was en
route to El Paso on private business,
and was traveling incognito, taking
the name of Russell. He was unable
to take the El Paso train, as funds
he had telegraphed for had not ar
rived. The only overland train which
left here this evening was the San
Francisco overland, which departed at
10:20 p. m. It is not known whether
or not McGlade left the city on that
WOULD NOT TAKE A PILOT.
A Bark Narrowly Escapes Being
Wrecked at Golden Gate.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—The
bark Hayden Brown, from Comox, had
a narrow escape from being dashed to
pieces on Point Diablo, at the en
trance of this harbor, to-day. Her com
mander attempted to sail into the har
bor without the assistance of a tug or
pilot, and would have been successful
but for the sudden dropping of the
wind. The strong tide bore the ves
sel toward the rocks, but the prompt
arrival of the tug Rescue saved her.
The charges for this service will be
settled in the courts.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Julio
Perata, who is said to reside at Mer
! ced, is at the Receiving Hospital with
a fractured skull, and the surgeons
have little hope of his recovery. In
the tanks at the City Prison are G. B.
Colmar, P. J. Fitzpatrick, D. Terente
and G. B. Vallejo, who are believed to
have caused the injury to Perata The
injured man was found lying in an
alley. When he recovered conscious
ness he said he had been murderously
assaulted in a saloon, and the arrests
Railway From Truckee to Tahoe.
CARSON, Nov. 30.—A1l the arrange
ments have been finally completed for
the building of fifteen miles of narrow
gauge railroad to connect Truckee, on
the Central Pacific, wSth Tahoe City
next summer. The material will come
from a railroad that is now being torn
up at Glen Brook. The new road will
be fitted up in good shape for the hand
ling of Lake Tahoe tourists. A new
hotel will also be constructed on the
shore of the lake as soon as the snow
Ah Len Will Not he Deported.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Ah
Len, the Los Angeles murderer, who
has completed a twelve-year sentence
for killing a Chinaman during a Los
Angeles highbinder war, was allowed
to go free by Commissioner Heacock to
day. A law exists that after a Chin
ese felon has served his term he sba;i
,be deported, but Ah Len furnished evi
dence to show he was native born.
Struck by a Train and Killed.
PETALUMA, Nov. 30.—A young
man about 20 years old, whose name is
unknown, but who was recently em
ployed on the ranch of A. Bonnetti, six
miles south of here, was struck by a
freight engine and instantly killed to
day while attempting to drive a team
across the railroad track. The horses
A Keswick Saloonkeeper Suicides.
REDDING, Nov. 30—John Morris
sey. a saloon keeper at Keswick, and a
man of considerable means, committed
suicide by shooting himself in the head
to-night. He had been drinking hard,
and is supposed to have been tempor
arily insane He was well known in
Colusa and Glenn Counties.
VALLEJO, Nov. 30—The United
States gunboat Yorktown has under
gone a thorough overhauling at Mare
Island Navy Yard and is now in first
class condition. She could be made
ready for sea at a few days' notice.
Coinage at San Francisco Mint.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—The
coinage of the local mint for the month
of November is as follows: Gold —Dou-
ble eagles. $2,700,000; half eagles, $1,
--300,000. Silver—Dollars, $380,000: half
dollars, $115,000; dimes, $21,250. Total,
Creedon and Green Matched.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Dan
Creedon and George Green were
matched by the National Club to-day.
They will fight the last of December.
Creedon leaves New York to-morrow
for this coast.
Au Overdue Ship Arrives.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—The
British ship Scottish Hills arrived to
day, 188 days from Hamburg. Ten per
cent, re-insurance had been paid on the
vessel. She was delayed by storms
and adverse winds.
A Safe Bet.
Jones (reading a dispatch from seat
of war)— The Spaniards fired at ran
Smith—l'll bet they didn't hit it.—
THE RECORD-tHSTION, SACRAMEXTO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1898.
Topic of Discussion at the Fruit
Plan for Co-operative Organization of the
Dried Fruit Industry Indorsed.
Provides That Local Bodies Shall
he Formed for Grading and
Packing the Products of the Or
chard and Vineyard, in Which
All Fruit is to he Pooled and
Credited to Each Member Ac
cording to Its Proper Grade.
FRESNO, Nov. 30.—The forenoon of
the second day of the California State
Fruit-Growers' Convention was devoted
to a continuation of the discussion of
markets and marketing, which was
After some discussion the convention
indorsed a plan for co-operative organ
ization of the dried fruit industry,
which provides that local organizations
shall be formed for grading and pack
ing fruits in which all fruit is pooled
and credited to each member accord
ing to its proper grade. These local
organizations shall be centralized into
an exchange, which shall sell the whole
output of all the local associations.
Before its adoption, the resolution was
discussed at length. The general opin
ion appeared to be that the farmer can
raise farm, orchard and vineyard stuffs,
but his very ability in that line inca
pacitates him fromV selling it. The way
to avoid this difficulty, the * several
speakers insisted, is to have the farmers
unite and employ specialists to sell their
products for them.
The convention has referred to a spe
cial committee a resolution petitioning
the Secretary of Agriculture to furnish
to the people of the United States who
are engaged in farming and fruit-rais
ing, consulate telegraphic reports on all
foreign competing crops. The idea
meets with the general approval of the
convention. Those who introduced the
resolution stated that word had been
received from the authorities at Wash
ington to the effect that satisfactory ar
rangements could be made) for the much
The paper of the Manufacturers' and
Producers' Association of San Fran
cisco, which deals with the question of
collecting samples of the natural pro
ducts of the State for the Philadelphia
Museum, was referred to a committee
ecnsisting of Wm. B. Gester of New
Castle, John S. Dore of Fresno and A.
P. Hall of San Diego.
The first business of the afternoon
session was the appointment by Presi
dent Cooper of the fallowing named
standing Committee on Transportation,
to report at the next annual conven
tion: R. D. Stephens, Sacramento;
Alex Gordon, Fresno; A. Black, Santa
Clara; N. W. Blanchard, Santa Paula;
W. N. Gladden, Healdsburg.
The report of the committee in refer
ence to placing an exhibit in the Phil
adelphia Commercial Museum was next
received. In view of the effort that
would be required to collect an exhibit
for the Paris Exposition, it was recom
mended that a display at Philadelphia
be postponed. \ ;
The principal subject of discussion at
the afternoon session was the free pub
lic market, E. F. Adams, Chairman of
the Permanent Free Market Committee,
addressing the convention on the topic.
He traced the history of the movement
from its inception, and declared the
only obstacle in the way to be the re
fusal of the State Harbor Commission
ers to grant the Southern Pacific the
right to lay a track over State prop
erty from its freight depot to the pro
posed site of the market.
After outlining a plan for the conduct
of the market, Mr. Adams introduced
resolutions asking that the Harbor
Commissioners give the railroad the de
sired right of way. They were passed
by a unanimous vote.
A resolution was next adopted re
questing Secretary of Agriculture Wil
son to instruct the United States Con
suls to supply advices concerning crops
that compete with California products.
Secretary Lelong then read an inter
esting paper on "New Fruit Creations,"
displaying a number of small classes
containing the new fruits described.
In the evening another session was
held. Sam Woodbridge of San Jose read
a paper on "Commercial Fertilizers,"
and Miss Hatch of Fresno read one on
"Drainage." The latter called forth a
very Interesting discussion.
Professor D. T. Fowler spoke on "Ir
rigation and Drainage."
Frank F. Emmens of Gertrude op
posed the construction of storage reser
voids in the Sierras. All that was nec
essary, he thought, was to exclude
sheep and sheepmen from the moun
After the appointment of a Committee
on the Nicaragua Canal and another to
report on the fertilizer bills that will
be introduced in the Legislature, the
convention adjourned until to-morrow.
To-morrow forenoon the subject
fruit and tree pests and -diseases will
be discussed in all its branches.
In the afternoon the visiting delegates
will be taken on a drive through the
vineyards, and be entertained by the
Chamber of Commerce and several
other commercial clubs of Fresno.
Friday forenoon the raisin industry
will be reviewed, and the operations of
the California Raisin Growers' Asso
ciation considered. The afternoon will
be devoted to a discussion of the olive
industry, and the concluding of the bus
iness of the session.
MURDER AT SAN FRANCISCO.
The Assistant Foreman of a Fire
Company Shot and Killed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30.—Joseph
P. Gross, assistant foreman of fire en
gine No. 5, was shot and almost in
stantly killed to-night in front of the
engine-house at Broadway and Stock
ton streets by Joseph Clark, an up
The murderer fired two shots at his
victim before Special Officer Rodriguez
was able to wrench the revolver out
of his hand. One bullet penetrated the
liver and the other the heart. Gross
staggered to the back room of the en
gine-house, and fell dead among a
dozen of his fellow-firemen, who had
witnessed the deed.
Clark separated from his wife about
two years ago, and since then she has
Makes the food more delicious and wholesome
WQYAL BAKIWO PQWOtB CO. t jjEW YORK.
taken boarders, Gross being among
them. The murderer asserts that
Gross estranged his wife from him,
but this is positively denied by Mrs.
Clark's friends. The life of Gross had
several times been threatened by Clark,
who after he being arrested said he
was glad he had finally got his man.
It is said that Clark has been drinking
heavily for some time.
Speech in the Reichsrath Causes
Intense Bitterness in Germany.
BERLIN, Nov. 30.—Intense surprise
and bitterness have been caused here
by the speech of the Austrian Premier,
Count Yon Thun Hohenstein, in the
Reichsrath yesterday, when, in reply to
an interpellation on the subject of the
expulsion of Austrians from Prussia,
he said the Austrian Foreign Office had
strongly protested, and would not hesi
tate energetically to protect the rights
of Austrians and to adopt retaliatory
measures if necessary.
Papers like the "Vossische Zeitung,"
which opposed the expulsion policy
from the beginning, are nevertheless
quick to resent in a patriotic outburst
Yon Thun's "hasty and ill-advised
Judging from their comments the
matter has a grave import.
The "Vossische Zeitung," noting the
fact that Count Yon Thun declared he
had the approval of Count Goluchowski,
the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Minis
ter, asks whether the Austrian Pre
mier is preparing the world for a dis
solution of the triple alliance, and whe
ther his speech was the outcome of the
recent visit to Vienna of the Russian
Foreign Minister, Count Muravieff. It
declares that Germany is "quite able
to find other alliances," and is "even
able to protect herself without alliances,
The "National Zeitung" and the
"Kreuz Zeitung" both warn Austria
that while there are only 100,000 Ger
mans In Austria, there are some 220,
--000 Austrians in Germany. They say
Count Yon Thun ought to have remem
bered this before making threats.
VIENNA, Nov. 30—The "Neu Frere
Presse," commenting upon the senti
ments of Count Yon Thun's recent
speech on the expulsion of Austrians
from Germany, characterizes it as
highly imprudent, unless he desires the
rupture of the alliance.
Attempt to Form a Coalition of
MANAGUA (Nicaragua), via Galves
ton, Novy 30.—The attempt to effect a
coalition between the States of Nic
aragua-Honduras and Salvador, to be
conducted under a common adminis
tration and known as the United
States of Central America, has failed
The Federal organizers to-day form
ally declared the union dissolved, the
three States resuming respectively ab
The collapse is due to the failure of
the troops of Honduras, acting in be
half of the Federal organizers, to sup
press the outbreak in Salvador against
the proposed federation, and to force
Salvador into the union.
The prospects are peaceful.
REBATE ON ALCOHOL.
COUNSEL IN CASE OF DUNXOP
VS. UNITED STATES
Conclude Their Argument Before
Supreme Court as to Validity of
Wilson-Gorman Tariff Law.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—The argu
ment of the case of Robert Dunlop vs.
the United States, involving the valid
ity of the provision of the Wilson-Gor
man tariff law authorizing a rebate on
alcohol used in the arts was concluded
in the United States Supreme Court to
day, Attorney General Griggs appear
ing for the Government and John J. H.
Choate for Dunlop. Sir Louis Davies
and Sir James Winter of the British-
American Joint High Commission, oc
cupied seats inside the bar during the
Mr. Griggs said that while the pres
ent case involved only a few thousand
dollars, from $10,000,000 to $20,000,000
would be affected by its decision. He
contended that the Secretary of the
Treasury, in failing to prescribe regula
tions, had violated no contract with
Manufacturer Dunlop; that DunJop had
not been influenced to enter upon busi
ness by the insertion of the provision,
and that if the rebate had been allow
ed there would have been no reduction
in the price of the manufacturer. He
also said that the Secretary had only
acted so as to conserve the best inter
ests of the Government by refusing to
issue the regulations, as it had proved
impossible to carry the law into effect
without an appropriation for the pre
vention of fraud.
Mr. Choate, in his reply, protested
against consideration of the amount of
liability. He contended that the point
involved had been decided fifteen years
ago in the Campbell case, and said that
while the court had changed, the law
had not. The provision of the treasury
regulation was merely a direction to the
Secretary of the Treasury, and Mr.
Choate insisted that it did not differ
materially from such directions in other
Acts of legislation. Such supreme and
arbitrary power to annul laws, as was
here claimed for the Secretary, was a
new prerogative for the executive,
which had never been successfully as
serted, and, if it was to be conceded In
this instance, there was no reason why
it should not be in all others. Such a
prerogative was clearly unconstitu
tional, as the law making power was
conferred exclusively upon Congress.
He declared that the law was a con
tract, and It could not be abrogated by
the voluntary failure of the Govern
ment, the party of the first part, to per
form the duties assumed by itself in
enacting the law. All that was re
quired of the Secretary was to do the
best he could, leaving the responsibil
ity for the enactment with Congress,
using the machinery at his command,
if he had no appropriation. Putting the
boot on the other leg, he nad never
heard of a citizen being allowed to es
cape the enactions of a law because of
the failuref. of the Government to make
New York Troops on the Way Back
to the United States.
Their Recall Supposed to Have Been en
Account of Ravages of Typhoid.
Three Hundred Cases Reported
Among the Soldiers at Honolulu
—•Hawaiian Planters Contract
With the American Sugar Re
finery for the Sale of the Entire
Sugar Output of the Islands.
VICTORIA (B. C), Nov. 30.—The
steamer Miowera arrived here to-night,
bringing Honolulu advices up to the
On November 20th the steamer Aus
tralia was to leave Honolulu with 500
men of the New York Regiment, bound
for San Francisco on the way to New
Yorl- A few days later 300 more will
foMow by the Alameda. The troops are
supposed to have been recalled on ac
count of the ravages of typhoid. There
are said to have been 3i*o cases when
the Miowera left.
Permission has been received at Hon
olulu from Washington to abandon In
pendence Park as a hospital site, as
soon as other quarters can be fitted up.
Surgeons of the camp and hospital are
afraid) the site is too low for health dur
ing the comparatively wet winter
In obedience to instructions, Colonel
Ruhlin began November 22d the erec
tion of a new hospital in Nueuan Val
ley. The structure will be forty-nve
feet wide by 100 feet long. It will
have side kitchens, surgeons and stew
ards quarters. This will give com
plete accommodation for all the sick
soldiers in Honolulu. The new build
ings will take 120 patients, Buena Vista
proper about 100, and the convalescent
hospital the remainder.
Hawaiian planters have contracted
with the American Sugar Refinery for
the sale of the entire sugar output ot
the Islands for the next t*ro years, ex
cepting only about 75,000 tons, which
will be shipped to the refinery at Crock
ett, Cal. An amount sufficient for the
American Company at San Francisco
will be held at that place. The rest
will be forwarded to New York, to be
used there in competition with the inde
"We have sold out to the trust," said
a leading planter, "but it was a case
of could not help ourselves. Our first
overtures were to the Arbuckles. We
wanted to patronize the independent re
fineries, and were open in our opposi
tion to the trust, but_the Arbuckles
wculd not buy, and the American Su
gar Refinery held out inducements
which no one else was prepared to
A big demonstration took place when
the steamer Newport sailed for Manila
November 10th. Three days later an
other demonstration was held on the
occasion of the transport Pennsylvania
sailing for Manila with the Kansas
A big batch of Galicians who were
brought from Siberia to Work on tne
Oahu plantations under contract struck
and went to jail rather than go back
to w r ork. The majority received a sen
tence of two years. They were put to
breaking rock at the Government quar
Two privates of the New York Regi
ment saved a number of lives a few
days before the Miowera sailed. Com
ing along King street, they found a live
wire across the street, and they spent
the night ia a storm keeping vehicles
and pedestrians warned of the danger.
Their names were H. W. Green and
An injunction has been issue! re
straining the Bishop of Honolulu from
the threatened revocation of the license
of the Second Cathedral Congregation
an l of Rev. Mcintosh, the, rector.
Citizens were preparing a big banquet
for troops on Thanksgiving Day.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY IN IOWA.
A Decorah Citizen Kills His Daugh
ter and Then Himself.
DUBUQUE (la), Nov. 30. — John
Gross to-day shot and killed his daugh
ter Tillle. and shot himself dead at
her home near Decorah.
The daughter was about to leave
home against her father's wishes. This
morning, at his request, she wrote his
will and signed over her share to her
mother. Immediately afterward he at
tacked her with a club. Her brother
answered her cries for help, but was
driven off. The father then shot her
through the head and stomach, and
broke the stock of the gun over her
head. Securing another gun, Gross
blew the top of his own head off. His
wife saved her life by running away.
Before committing suicide he burned
the will he had compelled his daughter
STEEL FLOATING DOCK.
Bids for the Construction of One
to be Located at Algiers, La.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. — Bids
were opened to-day by Commodore
Endicott, Chief of the Bureau of Yards
and Docks, for the construction of a
combined floating and graving steel
dock at Algiers, La., the limit of cost
for which is $85*M)00. But two bids
were received. Charles L. Bradbury
of New York bid the exact limit. The
Maryland Steel Company of Baltimore
submitted a bid of $810,000 to build
the dock according to the plans of the
bureau. The company also submitted
an alternative proposition, which in
cluded additional equipment for the
dock not provided for in the plans of
the bureau, at a cost of $837,000. Chief
Endicott announced that as soon as
the bids could be considered the awards
would be made. j
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QUEEN WILHELMINA'S FATHER
Some of the Eccentricities of the
It is to be hoped that the young
Queen of Holland has inherited the
character of her sensible mother rath
er than that of her erratic old father.
Were it possible to draw a distinct line
between sanity and insanity, it wouii
have been difficult to decide upon
which side the late King of Holland
was to be found. The men in his ser
vice, both gentlemen in attendance and
those occupying humbler places, Wore
an anxious and careworn look. His
impatience and discontent in the latter
part of his life made the existence of
those about him something of a bur
One summer at Carlsbad, when the
King was taking the cure, he became
angry at one of the gentlemen in at
tendance and ordered the unfortunate
young man to leave the town in six
hours. As to whether there was a con
venient train within the prescribed time
it mattered not, the disgraced individ
ual was forced to depart. Another
time one of the King's valets was a
moment late in responding to his call,
and for a punishment his majesty kept
the man standing an hour before giving
him the order, adding if the offense was
repeated he would throw the #ian over
At that time Mme. F— '-, of the hotel
where the King stayed, owned a landau
and two horses, which he rented for the
month. She had also a pair of ponies
and a light vict6ria that an American
woman had engaged. One day the
King noticed the ponies and admired
them. Madame was summoned.
"His majesty wishes to have the po
nies this afternoon."
Madame was independent, and had
likewise found that American citizens
paid quite as well as Dutch royalties
and were not so troublesome, so she In
formed the Comte de M that the
ponies were engaged and lns > majesty
could not have them. There followed
a small tempest, but Madame remained
Arm and trotted off in triumph to in
form the American woman of the inci
dent. As the latter was not intending
to use the ponies that afternoon, she
told Madame F the King might have
them. Somewhat reluctantly the
plump little landlady returned to the
Count and received the order to have
the ponies in the landau at 3 o'clock.
"My ponies drag that heavy landau.
Not a bit of It! His majesty must use
the victoria or go without the ponies."
Neither flattery nor scoldings moved
Madame, and his majesty was forced
to yield to the stout little Austrian land
lady, who in repeating the story slap
ped one hand hard upon the other, re
marking, "He didn't get enough of that
when he was a little boy."
At 3 o'clock the American family
hung out of the windows to watch the
King 6tart on his drive. Up came the
victoria, the fat ponies and the wenzel,
gay in his livery of blue and gold. His
majesty, looking like a thunder-cloud,
came out on the steps, and was assist
ed into the carriage by the sad-eyed
Comte de M A quaking lackey
started 1 to put a heavy rug across the
King's knees. Here was an outlet for
the royal wrath. Seizing the wrap, the
King hurled it at the servant's head
with such force that the man staggered
back and sat down suddenly upon the
stone steps, and his majesty drove
away with a pleasanter expression.
While the King was at Carlsbad, his
only son, the Prince of Orange, died,
but the strange old man would not al
low this bereavement to interrupt his
"cure" and ordered the funeral to be
postponed) for ten days. Though it
ONLY PERFECT GLASSES.
Every pair of lenses, every frame,
every eye-glass chain and hook under
goes a careful Inspection before leav
ing my hands. Each lens is accurately
measured. If there is the slightest
bubble or blemish of any kind it's
never sold; ail of my chains and
hooks are of good material and guar
anteed to wear; all my spectacle
frames undergo a rigid scrutiny; the
frame must fit the customer's lace in
every way. I positively will not sell a
frame that does not fit perfectly.
f. c. chirm, optician,
5.2<5 XL Street.
was reported that one of the scores of
great boxes brought by the King con
tained 200 hats, he never would waar
any but an ancient, soft, snuff-colored
one. At first this bore no sign of
mourning until the Americans and Eng
lish at Carlsbad sent him resolutions of
sympathy. The following day he ap
peared with a narrow black ribbon tied
carelessly around the same old brown
hat. A week later he departed at i
o'clock in the morning, an hour he al
ways chose to begin his journeys.—New
The Chaplain of a certain hospital,
says a writer in the "Cornhill Mag; -
zinc," going to the usual weekly ser
vice in a ward, noticed that a certain
bed was empty. A good old man had
occupied the bed. and the Chaplain
somewhat prematurely jumped to the
conclusion that the patient had died
since his previous visit. So he gave
an address on the uncertainty of life,
and wound up his remarks thus: "God
grant, dear friends, that we may all
go whither this our brother has gone."
pointing to the empty bed. Unfor
tunately "this our brother" had been
removed to the erysipelas ward that
morning, as all the other patients
Now and then the doctor is believed
to be almost omniscient. A patient in
a military hospital was constantly get
ting into hot water because he smug
gled food into the wards. One morn
ing his medical officer was about to
examine his throat with a laryngo
scope. « Seeing the little mirror all
ready for use, the man's chum whis
pered an anxious warning from the
adjoining bed: "I say, Bill, you'd best
'aye a care. 'Ec moight 'appen to see
wot yer 'ad for supper lawst noight."
Big Fire in Borough of Bronx.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30.—Every trolly
line in the borough of the Bronx was
forced to suspend operations for three
hours to-day of a fire which
destroyed the big car shed of the Union
Railway Company, burning seventy
five cars and a large quantity of ma
chinery, tools and other supplies. The
loss to the railway company is esti
mated at $150,000.
Bishop of the Iowa Diocese.
CEDAR RAPIDS (la.), Nov. 30.—The
contest over the election for Bishop
of the lowa Diocese of the Episcopal
Church was closed to-night by the
election on the second ballot of Rev.
Dr. Theo. Morrison, rector of Epiphany
Gift to Emperor Joseph.
VIENNA, Ns-.v. 30.—T0-day the Ger
man Embassador, Count Philip Yon
Eulenberg, presented to Emperor
Francis Joseph the gift of Emperor
William in honor of the former's jubi
lee. It is a magnificent porcelain ser