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VOL. XXV.
WASHINGTON.SUNDAY, DECEMBER28.1890.-16 PAGES.
NO.41
SPORT ON THE AVENUE.
(1AY SCENES DURING THE SLEIGHING
CARNIVAL YESTERDAY.
Hunrii-oUBof Sloigbs of All Sorts umlConrti
HonH Pulled by Horses Fust and Slow
Through the Snow and Slush Big
Crowds Witness tbo Fn-Prlsr.oAVlnnors.
Jingllmr sleigh bells, living horses, the cries
of their drivers, the cheers iiml yills of thou
snntls of spectators, and the swish of Bteel run
ners ns they cut through the snow and slush
made the Avenuo about as lively a place as the
most hilarious hollday-niakcr could wish for
yesterday afternoon. It was the sleighing car
nival, and it was a big success for tho short
time it lasted. It is many years since Washing
ton has had such a snowfall as that of Christ
mas Day and night, and the whole town turned
out yesterday to see the fun on tho Avenue.
The walks on both sides were crowded with
spectators almost from tho Capitol to tho
Treasury, and along tho slush-covered road
way dashed hundreds of sliding equipages,
some heavy, rich, and expensive, some
light and natty, others of a weird
and nondescript character, improvised
hastily for tho occasion, and still others
decidedly grotesque. But the occupants
of all wero out for sport, and they mado tho
Avenue just sizzle with excitement from 3
o'clock to dark. All tho well-known horsemen
in town wero there behind their favorite nags,
and as tho Commissioners had issued a special
permit allowing fast driving between 4:30 and
5:30 tho brushes and impromptu races wero
many and exciting. Policemen, mounted and
unmounted, were stationed at frequent intervals,
and they kept ilrst-ratc order through it all.
The interest of tho horsemen was stimulated
by the offer of Mr. Edward Reedy, of the Opera
Glass, of three prizes the first of $25 for tho
fastest trotter; second, $15 for the best looking
team; third, $10 for tho most grotesque turnout.
At 4 o'clock a Herald representative entered
the cutter of Mr. Wash bailor, drawn by tho
champion mare, Minuio Palmer, and went
over the lino for an inspection tour. The first
object of interest that caught the eye was tho
magnificent double Russian 6leigh of Senator
Stanford, In which the distinguished Californiau
and family wero seated, wrapped in heavy black
robes, and drawn by a pair of magnificent black
imported stallions, decorated with purple plumes
Then camo tho drosky of Mr. Frank Steele,
drawn by his three imported horses. Mr. T. E.
Roesslo and wife, behind their beautiful pair of
grays, camo bowling alone in good shape, with
Mr. and Mrs. William Barnes in their double
cutter close up. In a tanclcd bunch wero Mr.
W. W. Gould behind Big Jim, Dr. Glenfell
and his 6orrell pacer, Mr. A. R. Shepherd be
hind his pacing roan, Harry Moses with Gilt
Edge, and Jessup Blair with his three-year-old
Creole Holding his own vlth thorn all.
Another group that cut just as fine a dash
was mado "up of Capt. A. C. Tyler, of tho
Army, with his iron gray; John Gheen and
Mamie G., Charles Leibcrmaun behind his
fast gray stopper, and Maj. Urell and a quick
going pacer. Another notable turn-out was
driven by Senator Sawyer with a beautiful
black horse. Mr. A. Pohndorff drove his chest
nut marc, Charles Parker, W. A. Wlddicombe,
Ambroso Stephenson, James White and
his fast white nag, J. T. Mc
Elhouc, with a pretty giil In his
fine cutter; Dr. Smith Townshend, Randolph
Rapley, .T. Harrison Johnson, Charles Bassett,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ranier, behind their pretty
black hor6o; Maurice Talty and bis brother, all
moving along at a lively gait. In another
rush of turn-outs wero noticeable Campbell Car
rincton, in his Boston cutter; Frank Hufty
and his stallion, Sam iGassenheimcr, J.Ford
Thompsqn, Jr., Scfior Bonicue and Miss Rice,
Professor J. II. Yermilya, and Smith Pottitt
and his big bay horse. The passing throng kept
on its way and soon along came Maj. V. G,
Moore, as tho guest of Capt. Brcitbarth, behind
the letter's serviceable little pair of blacks; L.
L. Apple and his stylish cutter, Mr. J. II.
SoulG and his high-spirited white mare, Presi
dent White, Dr. flam Leech and lady, with tho
huge mastiff, Duke, that was sent hero as a gift
to the Elks, and recently took first prize at tho
New York dog show, in their cutter; Maj. E.
A. Clifford and his favorite horse, Fred Stay
lor, tho half-back of tho C. A. C, and his iron
gray horso, showing that ho could handlo the
reins as adroitly as ho cau dodge around tho
ends of a foot-ball team; Ed Joyce, holding tho
reins over a handsomo-looktng clipped bay; Mr.
J. II. Howlett, Mr. Wash. Danenhower, Charles
M. Dullu and his famous cutter, Maj.
A. 11. BIseoo and his double team, P. V. Do
Graw, of tho United Press, in his Cleveland
cutter; Maj. J. A. Arracs, Maj. M. A. Dillon,
Mr. Sautter and his Holland cutter, Mr. Smoll
nloff and his beautiful double team, E. Minde
loff with his doublo sorrell turn-out, W. A. Mc
Lean iu his 6lnglo cutter, Mr. Samuel Shedd,
Mr. Al. Frederick behind Allison Nallor's big
black horso, tho prido of tho 6tablo; Mr, John
O'Meara, and Billy Fishmon.
Tho road clears for a moment, hut pretty
soon thero dash along A. Burgdorf aud his
sorrel trottor, Moses Sendshelmer and his roan,
James Springman and his bay mare, Mr. James
E. Barbour and his black mare, Boujamln Libby
aud his long horse, Edward Reynolds and his
old gray nag, and Will Coombs in his basket cut
ter behind that famous old 6trlped white horso,
They wont along with a rush and tho crowd on
tho sidewalks cheered. Mr. Wash. B. Williams,
Dr. S. S. Moffntt, Albert Hawkins, formerly tho
Presidential "conch;" Dr. Chow, Mr. William
Loe, Mr. and Mrs. R. C, Gwynn, Mr. W. E.
Easton, of Harris's Theatre; Dr. Krlck, Mr. and
Mrs. Schwarz, L. C. Williamson, Mr. E. K.
Markloy, Charles Gibbs. of tho Ebbitt Houso;
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Kennedy, T. W. Brown,
Edward Thompson and his bay horse, Harry,
Harbormaster Sutton in a doublo cutter, Mr.
John J. Moding, J. L. Parson, and Rufus
Darby.
Following them camo Mr, John Ilogau and
his fast trotter, Mr. Jesse Brown and his sorrel
mare, Mayor Downmau, of Alexandria; John
McCarthy, driving ouo of Senator Stanford's
Hamhletouian trotters, and Billy Wormley aud
his roan pacer all with a movement on them
that meaut they wero bound to get tho full
benefit of tho suow whilo it lasted.
Captain aud Mrs. Tarbell Dyer, Edward II.
Allen and his beautiful team, Josh and
Harry, Georgo Harvoy aud family in a
doublo family cutter, Mrs. II. A. Sellgson in a
lino doublo cutter, drawn by a spanking pair
of sorrels; ex-Congressman Archie Bliss aud his
lleet duu-coloredvteam, W. A. Peacock and his
lino turn-out, Dr. E. It. Rush aud his Virginia
thoroughbred, Willio Henry aud his chestnut
filly, E. N. Hill, of Alexandria, with his fast
plug, Prido of Virginia; Reb. Daingerfleld
and his Kentucky borec, Lewis Justice behind
his brown trotter, Bryan Iluyck and a single
cutter, Editor Elverson, of Philadelphia, and
his Susquehanna brown trotter; Charles Turpln
and his sorrel mare, Will Scholes and his Texan
ponies, Mr. Isaac Childs, Ben Butterworth, Jr.,
and his fast Ohio horse, Charles Walters,
Jcsso Ergood, Charles McCawley, Georgo S.
Parker and family, Mr. Al Childs, Edward
O'Haro and brother, Cooper McGinu. Alex
ander Brown, W. A. Stephenson, Alexander
School! behind a team of bays, Ralph
JohiiEon aud his high-bred stepper, Tom Fields
and his pretty cutter all sped along,
leaving behind trails of Hying snow.
In another batch were Frank Fiulcy with his
sorrell, Jacobs brothers with their clipped bay,
R. A. Parke and his hay mare, aud dozens of
others. '1 hero were several grotesquo turnouts
that caused no end of fun. One represented
"Kut Rate'1 in the drug business. It was mado
up of a dilapidated-looking pony , a lickety
sled, driven by a shabby colored hoy with rope
reins. Over tho pony's neck was ' suspended a
small bundle of straw, just out of reach
of tho pony!6 mouth, and which ho kept
continually attempting to get. Another
was a lot of National Guardsmen on n long
train sled, drawn by a small pony. Still another
burlesque turn-out was occupied by two rollicking-looking
colored aunties in a rocking chair,
drawn by a brickyard horso. Tho best ono of
all was the representation of "all nations and
the bicycle," and the make-up of the characters
was excellent.
Tho judges selected to pick out tho prize
winners were Mr. John lladley Doyle, of tho
Sunday Herald; Mr. Nyrapo Jones, of tho
Evening Star, and Mr. Albert Walmsloy, of the
Critic. Thov met at Elks Hall, and for two
nours watcuea mo tnrong.
were unanimous, and as
Their conclusions
the fastest Hotter
they awarded the first
prize to Min-
nle Palmer, owned
Mr. Wash Nallor. For
und driven by
the best looking
team they gave second prize to Mr. Edward II
Allen's Josh and Harry, with Georgo Breit
barth's team a good second. The prize for ro
tesques they awarded to tho "Bicycle and All
Nations," as entered by Goldsborough, Reh &
Co., of 1230 Pennsylvania avenue. Toe prizes
will be distributed on Monday at the Evening
Star office.
A MOTHER'S DEADLY MANIA.
Crazed by tbo Doutb of a Child, She Poisons
tboOtberTbrco.
Louisville, Dec. 27. Near Fraudenburg
the coroner's inquest in the case of the poison
ing of the four ehiidren of Mrs. Julia lligbee is
in progress. -
Dr. James I. Lewis, the family physician,
testified to-day that upon the third death ho be
came suspicious of the poisoning. When he
suggested post mortem examination, after tho
death of the fourth, the father consented, but
Mrs. Iligbeo made strong opposition, and it
was only by legal process that "the examination
was scoured. Arseuic was found, and the
conclusion that tho children had been poisoned
was reached by all the pbvsiclans at tho
post mortem. Mrs. Higbce's opposition to tho
examination and her indifference to tho result
of tho illness of the children directed suspicion
to her. In closing he said: "Mv conclusion is
that the first child died" a natural
deuth, and that was the origin of tho homi
cidal mania which resulted in tho deaths
of the other three. I havo known Mrs.
Higbee twenty years. Shoitly after her mar
riage she had a mental attack which nearly
resulted in mania, and within the past six
months she has seemed to me to undergo a
complete mental change." Other physicians
testified to the indifference aud other symptoms
of mania at tho bedside of the children.
Built a Bonfire Under the Baby.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Mrs. Casazza, one of tho
females of an Italian tenement-house, went
out shopping yesterday, leaving her three chil
dren, tho youngest two years old, in tho house.
Sho had scarcely gotten away when the two
older children started a bonfire of paper under
tho baby. Tho llames communicated to tho
clothiug of tho baby In an Instant, aud it was
soon enveloped in a blaze. A neighbor heard
their screams. She extinguished tho Jlames,
using her bare hands and being badly burned in
her efforts. Tho baby died soon after. Had it
not been for her promptness the other children
would havo been burned to death al6o, as tho
Homes were communicating to the woodwork.
Fatal Shooting' Accident in Virginia.
Staunton, Va. Dec. 27. This evening at
Professor Kahle's Military Academy A. K.
Hathoway, aged fifteen years, of Dennlson,
Tex., was accidentally shot aud instantly
Jellied by James Whltworth, aged seventeen, of
Sulphur Spring, Tex. They were playing with
an old pistol, 44 calibre, not knowing ono bar
rel was loaded, when it exploded, tho ball en
tering under tho hoy's chin and coining out at
the top of tho head. Both were at tho academy.
Highway Itobber Shot Wend.
India'ai'olis, Dec. 27. At 0:30 last night
T. A. Seeley, driverof an Euglish-avenuo street
car, shot and killed an unknown man who at
tempted to hold him up at tho corner of English
avenuo and Spruce street. Seeley had been
warned early in tho oveuing that an attempt
would be mado and was prepared, Tho only
cluo to tho dead man's identity was a memoran
dum book in which was written "Danvillo,
Til " Thorn ufnc lin nnmn In Htn lii-irl.-
Ill
Thero was no name in tho book.
Telegraphic Briefs.
Wheat deollned to 05 and closed atH8 for May;
018 for July.
Prlco of corn decllnod about J per cent, to 501
per bushel yesterday.
Two of ilvo children of Muskegan, Mich., wero
drowned by breaking of ico on which they wero
alcuting-.
The Greelc Chambor of Deputies has elected M.
Constantopolas, prcsldont, and has reelected the
vlco presidents of tho standing committees.
In a collision botweon a freight train and two
wild engines, near Fresno, CaJ., ouo xunu was
killod aud three others dangerously injured.
An insuno patlont broko away from his at
tendant at Mt. Pleasant, Iowu, throw himself
under u passlug train of cars, aud was horribly
mangled.
Cardinal Lavigorio announces that ho will
defend tho singing of tho Marseilles hymn in tho
Cathollo mission sohools in Algiers, Malta, and
Jerusalem.
Sovou buildings wero wrecked, a child was killed,
aud several women and two men wero Injured
by tho explosion of a boiler iu n sausago factory
atCiuclunutl.
Seo Williams & Orr's Meteors.
A MOST REVOLTING CRIME.
JEALOUSY SAID TO HAVE 1IEKN TUB
IMPELLING MOTIVE.
Tho Murderer Coolly Tolls How and Why
Ho Mutilated His Victim A Ghastly
Scono "Kill Him ! Hang Him I" Excited
Mon and Women Shouted.
Sayville, L. I., Dec. 27. A most brutal
murder was committed lust night at Boluvnio,
a small village about three miles north of line.
Tho victim was Winnie Croupa, a cigarmaker,
twenty-one years of age, tho murderer being
Frank Krulis, twenty-four years of age, also a
cigarmaker. Tho details of the crime are most
revolting, while the actions of tho murderer
since the commission of the murder aro most
oxtmordiuary for ono who is said to bo per
fectly sane. Tho murder was first mado known
by Krulis himself soon after its perpetration.
About 0:30 o'clock iu tho evening Krulis
walked into the house of Constable Sasheck,
and horrified that official by laying on the
dlniug-room table a human finger, at the
same time saying: i "Joe, I've killed Win
nie Croupa, and I've brought you
ouo of his lingers to prove it." Tho
constable, when ho bad recovered from the sur
prise which Krulis's action had caused him,
said: "What do you mean by fooling like this?"
Krulis then said: "I mean what I say. I've
killed Winnie- Croupa. He told lies about
me in the village. Ho said 1 had run
away from Riverhcad to escape arrest, aud
that a constable was coming after me, so I con
cluded to kill him. I met him on the road and
cut his throat. Ho fell down in tho snow and
never spoke a word. I wanted to make sure
that he would never speak agalu, so I cut his
belly open aud placed his bowols over his face.
Then I cut oft his finger for you."
Constable Sasheck asked him where he had
left the body and he volunteered to take him to
tho scene of the murder. Having called out
four of the neighbors Louis Kotsky, John
Hooker, Michael Couba, and John Newtiouwce,
to accompany him. The constable started for
the spot where the tragedy had taken
place, the prisoner taking the lead. On
Locust avenue, a narrow aud secluded
road, about a quarter of a milo from tho
centre of tho village, tho party saw tho body of
a man lying across the road. Krulis, as soon as
ho saw the body of his victim, said: "Thero he
is. You 6ce I told you the truth." It was in
deed a horrible sight which met the gaze of
tho party, the dim rays of light from tho
lanterns which the men carried adding to
the ghastllness of the scene. The body lay
in a frame of blood-red snow. The clothing
was torn from it, and a hole the size of a sugar
bowl was seen in the abdomen. The entrails
lay over the breast, neck, and face, hiding the
fatal gash in the throat. The right ear and tho
index finger of tho left hand were missing,
tho latter belnir tho token the murderer
had given tho constable. A guaid was
left In charge of the bod3r, and the constable
started for this village with the murderer. As
they ueared the main street of Bohemia, they
were met by an excited crowd of men and
women, who bad just heard the news of the
murder, aud were bont on meting out
prompt justice, according to Judge
Lynch, on the self-accused murderer.
The men hooted aud yelled and tho
women shrieked in Bohemian and broken Eng
lish: "Kill him!" "Hang him!" "Shoot himl"
And but for tbo courage of tho constablo and
the wise words of old Joseph Noyotnoy,
a leading man of tho place, tho mob
would undoubtedly have mado short work of
Krulis. Constablo Sasheck succeeded in getting
his piisoner into a wagon and drove up to
Justice O'Hrien's house, in this village, about 1
o'clock this morning. The Justice, after hear
ing the story of tho murder, ordered Krulis to
bo taken to tho village lock-up, where he was
kept until 10 o'clock, and then ar
raigned for examination. Constable Sas
heck testified to tho confession mado by
Krulis, which the latter repeated. Justice
O'Brien then committed Krulis to tho Suffolk
County jail to await tho action of tho grand
jury on a cliargo of murder. When searched In
court the ear, which was missing from Croupa's
body, was found iu Krulis's pocket. Ho told
Judge O'Brien that ho had brought
it for him. He also handed tho
judge tho knife, a large double-bladed jack
knife, covered with dried blood stains, with
which ho said ho had killed Croupa. All tho
time Krulis conducted himself in tho most un
concerned and stolid manner, apparently
reveling in tho thought of what ho had done.
Ho was taken to Riverside jail this afternoon.
Coroner Beunett, of Patchogue, who was
notified of tho murder this morning, arrived
hero at noon aud proceeded to Bohemia, where
ho summoned a jury and went to wherotho
body of Croupa still lay. After viewing it ho
allowed it to bo taken by an undertaker to tho
residence of tho murdered man's father In
Bohemia. The funeral will tako place Monday,
It is believed that jealousy of Croupa's atten
tion to a young woman who works as a domes
tic for ono of tho Cutting families at Isllp, was
ono of tho motives for tho crime, and it is said
that it was to this girl Croupa had been telling
the story of Krulis having to leave Riverside.
A Horrible Accident.
Knoxvillk, Tenn., Dec. 27. William Nel
son, of tho Knoxvlllo Handle Factory, met with
a horrible accident to-day. His sleeve caught
iu tho machinery and his arm was torn from tho
shoulder aud thrown ten feet across tho room,
whilo ho foil heaily to tho fioor unconscious,
and tho shaft was making 240 revolutions a
minute. Despito tho terrible wound tho doctors
think ho may recover. Ho is twenty-one years
old and married.
Differs With tho Emperor.
Behlin, Dec. 27. Dr. Von Gossler is known
to differ with tho Emperor in regard to his ideas
on educatlou. It is reportod that at tho re
quest of tho Emperor ho has cousented to re
main for tho preseut so as to give the Emperor
time In which to make tho selection of his suc
cessor, who, it is thought, will bo Dr. Illnzpeter,
Emporor William's former tutor.
Tho Newfoundland Fisheries.
Paws, Dec. 27. Tho negotiations in connec
tion with Newfoundland aro for tho tlmo sus
pended. Lord Salisbury is consideriug what
part of tho British possessions to offer as a
territorial compensation in exchange for tho
French shore.
SOCIALISTIC MANIFESTO.
Tbo Bright Dawning of tho Now Era "Will
Bring Rejoicing.
Copyright by New York Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 27. The Socialist leaders issued
a manifesto to-night. Tho document affirms tho
determination of tho Socialist party to rally the
peasants around the flag of Socialistic Reforms.
It says that tho life of tho agiicultural laborers
Is scarcely human, and ""i( they aro serfs in all
but name. They are , ed to tho tyranny of
capital quite as much as are tbo Russian fac
tory hands. The blight dawning of tho now
era shall bring rejoicing to tho peasants as well
as to the toilers iu the cities, and they shall
learn that they shall have a risht to tho beauti
ful earth, tho fruits whereof they may not
stretch forth their hands aud enjoy. They must
bo taught that tho patriarchal system is tho
moral loe of thcagricultural laborer. Tho peasant
proprietor and the aristocracy aro becoming
brandy distillers and will make tho peasants tho
slaves of machinery as the town workers have
already been made. Tho poetry of country
life has departed and can only be restored
through tho relieving of the peasants of tho
heavy burdens arising from their oppressed
condition and giving them a higher sense of
existence. The manifesto concludes by asklisg
tho members of the party to contribute money
to assist In tbo rural propaganda. Behind tho
declarations iu the manifesto, which the gov
ernment might disregard, are practical arrange
ments for lecture tours, tho dissemination of
socialist leaflets, and tho formation of rural
branches, which aro already having a disquiet
ing effect upon tho official mind. The nature
of tho manifesto was kuown to the government
before its publication and tho matter was re
ferred to tho Emperor, who instructed that
nothing should bo done to suppress it.
CLAMORING FOR DISSOLUTION.
Menacing Causes of tbo Political Conllict
in Gorman'.
Copyright by N. Y. Associated Tress.
Berlin, Dec. 27. The Liberal press con
tinues to clamor for immediate dissolution.
Other menacing causes of the political conflict
aro Emperor William's educational projects and
tho Austrian treaty of commerce.
The Hamburger ATacincifci leausTu-au ag
gressive campaign. The paper asserts that the
Reichstag ought to be dissolved aud the sense
of tho country taken on tho projects, which
havo never been submitted to the electorate,
and which yet affect the highest interests of the
Empire.
The same paper, commenting on the negotia
ting of a treaty of commerce with Austria, says
tho popularity of theAustiiau alliance will
vanish if the opinion grows that Germany is
obliged to pay tribute to Austria in order to
prolong tho alliance.
Prince Bismarck's tactics in assuming tho
offensive against the government are supposed
to havo been adopted'slmply for the purpose of
fomenting and exciting general parliamentary
disorder and embarrassing tho ministry in the
hope that ho might prove himself again an
inevitable chief.
Those Heretical Preachers.
Pittmwrg, Pa., Dec. 27. Rev. O. B. Mil
ligan, who, with a number of others, was re
cently suspended from the performance of
pastoral functions by the Pittsburg Presbytery
of tho Reformed Presbyterian Chinch for heiet
ical utterances, was presented with a purso
containing $300 in gold by tho members of his
lato congregation last night. Tho church pre
sided over by Mr. Milllgan has been closed
since tho latter's suspension, the congregation
refusing to accept tho offer of tho presbytery
to supply tho pulpit.
Death of .Tames II. Stevenson.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 27. James 11.
SteveiiBon, secretary of tho Philadelphia aud
Bound Brook Railroad, died to-day at his home
near this city from the effects of injuries re
ceived on the North Pennsylvania road about
ten days atro and tho amputation of a leg.
Notwithstanding the shock to a person of Mr.
Stevenson's advanced age he was eighty-four
hopes wero entertained of his recovery up to
this morning, when ho began to sink rapidly,
aud died shortly after noon.
. --. . -
Both Died Suddenly on theSanicDay.
Kansas City, Dec. 27. Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Strong, of Ottawa, Kan., had arrauged to cele
brato tho fifty-first anulversary of their mar
riage yesterday, aud relatives wero present
from various parts of tho Stato to participate
in tho festivities. In tho morning Mr. Strong
died, and iu the afternoon Mrs. Strong passed
away. Both were apparently in excellent
health, and their sudden deaths'wero a sad sur
prise, - --.
Swapping Nicaragua's Presidency.
San Juan del Sun, Dec. 27. via Halves
ton. According to Articles 51 aud 52 of tho
Constitution Dr. Roberto Sacasa on tho 25th
instant deposited tho Presidency in tho power
of Col, Iguacio Chacez, who will exercise tho
functions of the Chief Magistrate for a period
of two months, when Dr. Sacasa will resume
office as President for four years.
Post Oilloo Carried Away by Robbers.
Kansas, Mo., Dec. 27. A special to tho Mar
from Fredonla, Kau., says: "Tho post ofllco
at Buffalo, fifteen miles north of this city, was
robbed of tho entire contents last night. No
cluo to tho robbers."
Dropped Dead on tho Street.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 27. Clareuco L. Hall,
passenger agent of tho Anchor Lino steamer,
dropped dead to-day at noon on tho corner of
Union and Front streets from apoplexy.
News Notes.
Government receipts yesterday, 5712,101.
Thero was not a committee meeting on tho
Senate side of tho Capitol yesterday.
There was ti dearth of gossip at tho Capitol yes
terday, and tho nowsguthercrs found their
search a bootless one.
Stowart Prlngle, United States storekeeper,
and Samuel Brenlmuu, storekeeper and gaugor
ut Pittsburg, wero among yesterday's appoint
ments in tho revenue service,
A final conclusion with respect to tho Dookery
resolution providing lor an investigation of
charges that Representatives and Senators
woro interested in u silver pool will probably bo
roachod by tho Itulos Committee soon alter tho
holidays tiro over.
Kernan'sKow Yoarnttrnotiou is n brand-now
show. Superior speciulty stars.
GIVING RISE TO SCANDAL.
SECRET MANUFACTURE OF I.Y3IPH
EXCITES STRONG CRITICISM.
Professor Koch Refuses to Disclose tbo
Procoss Ho Declares His Right to Ho
as Ho Pleases With His Disco very Fail
ure in American Patient Dogan's Cnso
Copyrighted bv New York Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 27. It has been discovered
that a spuiious imitation of Professor Koch's
lymph is being manufactured, and a number of
cases have been reported in which foreign
medical men havo been deceived into purchas
ing tho bogus preparation. Tho agents of Pro
fessor Koch havo been unable to discover the
manufacturers of tho counterfeit. Tho pollco
aro working on ono case, whore the fraud was
attempted upon Dublin physicians. Tiio medi
cal profession throughout the empire gets
moro and moro indignant over the manner in
which tho lymph is distributed and Professor
Koch's secrecy regarding its production.
The medical associations of Brandenburg and
other provinces have sent protests to tho gov
ernment agaiust tho secret manufacture of the
Koch remedy, which they say is giving rise to
scandal. The Breslau Medical Society sent to
Professor Koch, aud also to Dr. Von Gossler,
Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs, a resolution
declaring that it works great injury to the pro
fession at largo to allow hospitals and privileged
persons in private practico a monopoly of the
lymph.
Professor Koch, in an interview with an emi
nent English physician, who urged tho Pro
fessor to disclose the whole process, got very
wroth nt the proposal and declared that ho had
tho right to do as ho pleased with his discovery.
The Tagcblatt assails this position as scandal
ous and says the rapacity of tho Koch clique
will certainly be severely criticised when Dr.
Von Gossler, moves iu tho Landtag a grant for
Professor Koch and his assistants of 3,000,000
marks with 15 per cent, on the annual sales of
the lymph.
Tho treatmout in tho caso of William Degan.
who camo here in chargo of Dr. AVilliam A.
Taltavall, of New York, has proved to be a
failure. Dezan has Lad four Injections, tho
last two of which produced no reaction, and his
symptoms are now the same as they wero when
he arrived here. He wishes to return homo anil
will probably sail on Saturday next.
Tho St. Petersburg papers state that Dr.
Pfuhl, Professor Koch's son-in-law, has been
appointed director of the Russian Institute of
Experimental Medicine.
LY.Ml'H SUCCESSEUL IN 1'RANCE.
Paris, Dec. 27. Dr. Pean, iu a lecture to
day at the St. Louis Hospital on the result of
tho Koch cure upon diseases of the throat,
stated that three patients had been given in
jections of all lymph foraffectlons of tbo larynx.
Ono of tho three had been completely cured.
Another, who is suffeiingfrointubercuios, com
bined with pulmonary lescens and laryngeal fls
tulae, is progressing favorably, tho fistulao giv
ing evidence of healing. The third patient,
who lias lost his voice, recovered
it. No treatment, other than the
lymyh had been used. It was, therefore, said
Dr. Pean, clearly a remedy in effecting cures,
although up to tho present time it could not be
claimed that any really permanent cures had
been effected. It was, nevertheless, tho caso
that a notable amelioration approaching cure
had been achieved. Dr. Pean's statement made
a profound impression upon the largo audience
of medical men present.
Tho veterinary society has mado au applica
tion to the municipal authorities of Paris for a
subvention to assist in making experiments
with tho Koch remedy on diseased cattle.
Big,- Reduction in Telegraph Rates.
Kansas City, Dec. 27. Orders woro received:
to-day at the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany's headquarters, making a reduction of
rates of from 30 to 40 per cent, on business in
Kansas. Nebraska, Colorado, aud Now Mexico.
The reduction goes Into effect January 1. Com
pauy representatives say that this reduction
applies principally to non-competing points.
Resigned Upon Invitation.
Jackson, Miss., Dec. 27. Tho resignations
of tho entiro police force were demanded to
night at a special meeting of tho board of
mayor and aldermen, owing to tho apparout in
ofllciency of tho force in dealing with tho
Christmas rovelers. Their resignations wero
accordingly handed in and accepted.
A Fifteen-Venr-Old Murderer.
Aurora, Mo., Dec. 27. Charlie Griflie, u
lad fifteen years old, killed Tomblln, a laborer
who works at the mines bore, yesterday, by
striking him over tho head with a billiard cue,
producing concussion of tho brain, from which
ho died. A posso of officers aro In pursuit of
Grifllo, who escaped.
Garfield Will Wed a Chicago Lady.
CniCAoo, Dec. 27. James R. Garfield, a son of
tho lato President James A. Garfield, took out
a licence to-day in this city to marry Miss Helen
Newell, a Chicago lady.
Miss Nowell Js tho daughter of John Nowell,
president of tho Lake Sboro Road. Mr. Gar
Hold's age is glvcu at 25, and Miss Novell's
as 24.
French Troops to Fig-lit tho Sultan.
Paris, Dec. 27. According to despatches re
ceived from Senegal tho French troops, under
tho command of Col. Archinnrd, have marched
against tho Sultan of Segou.
$115,000 for Potomac.
New Ydit'lv, Dec. 27. Mr. F. Dwyer pur
chased Potomac at tho Belmont salo to-day for
$25,000. J
Tho Weather.
For tho District or Columbia, Maryland, Dela
ware, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Caro
lina, colder; lair; northwesterly winds; fair Mon
day. Tlier mopeter readings yesterday: 6 A. M., IS;.
H 1. SI., :i3. Meuu tompernturo, SO. Maximum
tompertituro, -Hi. Minimum temperature, 18,
Moan rolativo humidity. .71.
Summary lor Dceombor: Mean temperature,
o0. Average precipitation, 311 inches. Highest
temperature, 73; occurred In 1873. Lowest torn
porature, 13 degrees below zero: occurred lu 18S0,
m i -
Williams & Orr's Metaora at Keruau'a tbls
week. A eolcot specialty show.
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