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ESTABLISHED JUNE 23, 1862-VOL. 39. PORTLAND, MAINE. TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 85. 1900. [IPRICK THREE 0BNT8. SyrupFigs Actsf/essuntfy andJhoinpf/y. Cleanses the System Gently and Effectually when bilious or costive. /besents in the most acceptable form the /aura tire principles of plants Anotrn to act most beneficially. TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE GENUINE — MANFO. BY CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCO SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. LOUISVILLE , KY. NEW YORK, N.Y. For sate druggisfs — price 50*per txjftte. MEN'S HANDS will find warm friends in our Glove s.—X o w stock,—selling low enough for honest glove values. " THE HATTER, 9 197 Middle St. GEO. A. COKFIKj Mgr. . CHRISTMAS GIFTS i Useful ami ac I oHirc coptabla always. bdUitby Ladies’Party Slip Miccoc pcrs and Oxfords, lYIIS-Cbj 1 louse Boots, Car* al;Nma« riage Boots,—Chil uniiart n, (Iren’s lilioes and Dancing slippers. IVlen —Mon’s and Bovb' • j Slipper’* In black, russet, seal, don ftn-jc tola,—special boli BOyS. daystjles. center & McDowell, 539 Congress St FOOTWEAR FITTERS. GOLD SPECTACLES - and EYE GLASSES -for CHRISTMAS GIFTS. I sell Gold Spectacles and Eye Glasses for Holiday Gifts accompanied by a card guaranteeing to fit the lenses to the eyes of the recipient at nuy time after the Holidays. I have a large stock of lino Gold Frames on baud, bought in large quantities, and I seli them at very reasonable prices. 1 EXAMINE THE EYES FREE it i, wirntY. jr, Offico 4781 -2 Congress Street, MONUMENT SQUARE MINISTRY SUPPORTED. ; Paris., iJeotmber 24.—The Sonata this ev^ntriP adopted the amendment to the amnesty bill by a vote of 201 to 11, after an exhortation by the premier M. Wal deok-Rousseau, to vote the measure and “deliver the oountry from the nightmare ct the DYeyfus affair.-' SITUATION SERIOUS. London, December £5.—“^e learn,’’ says the Dally Mall, “th»» the reports of the serious situation In Gape Colony are fully cocllraied, The Invading lioert are reostvlttg much assistance from the Caps Dutch Hallway commnnlcation between Cape Town and the North is almost entlieiy severed, partly by Doer operations and partly by rains.” in WATER mm HOURS Shipwrecked Men Cling to Vessel’s Side. Warms Edwards C:ipsixei in Long hland Sound. Fog Shut in the Wreck From View. Schooner was Owned at Jones port, Maine. New London, Conn., December 84 — 'lhe crew of tbe tbrea-roasted schooner Marcus Kdwards, trough* Int-o this port at 10 o’clock tonight by the United States lighthouse tender Caotus, tell of the fearful experience of clinging to the side of their capsized treeecl In the loy waters of Long Island Hound from the early morning until 6 o'olook tonight, when they were found and their res cuu eutu'«u. The Marous Edwards, of Ice tons burthen, sallel four week* ago from Fort Urenvllle, N'. S. lortMew York with a cargo of tile. In weathering a recent storm a leak was sprung whloh Increased in al«e until at 1 o clock this morning. The pumps were worked at tto rate of COO strokes a minute In order to keep the veesel allnat. No danger was ah- j tlcipated, however, until l.’JU, when the | Edwards began to 1111, at the same time Hating to starboard All hand* ruahed to the deck and superhuman efforts were made to cut away the ilgglog, but of no avail, and in a few minutes tho schoon er went over, settling on her side In the water. The crew of six men were all thrown clear when the Edwards capsized and with some difficulty succeeded in working their way back to their vessel, to cling there until daylight should bring them assistance lint at day break, the fog waa ao dense that all eight of land and even of tne sky was shot out nnd not a Bound penetrated the dead ened atmesphsre. For 1C nonrs the men clung there, soaked by the waves and by the no leaa drenching mint, until 0 85 tonight when they were sighted by the Cactus. Capt V. C. Bagley of tee Marcos Edwards, exnlulns the disaster on the theory that ! the constant leaking had so weakened tne centerboard that it llnollr gave way, 1 causing the schooner to nil lmmedlate ■ ly. 'The Edward" was owned at Jones , port. Me., «ud trudo-t-w up cstainpt wilt be made to tow her Into port, MU. B4HKIE CALLED HOME. New Y'ork, December 84.—Sir Thomas' ! Llpton today cabled hlg representative j here, Davie Barrie, to oome to London j as soon as he oould arrange matter* on this side _ Mr, liarrle will leave on Wednesday on the et Louis, Sir Thomas has always made preparations for bis boot's needs a long wnlle ahead and Mr Barrie ■ visit Is presumed to he for the purpoae of talk ing over ths requirements of the cam paign whloh will open next August. Mr. Barrie said he did not know how long he would be abroad, but bla trip will be a hurried one aa matters are constantly coming up here requiring his attention. CONDITIONS AT UDAM. Manila, December 24.—Offloera of the U. S. cruiser Newark.whloh ha* returned from the Investigation Into the circum stances Into the disaster that befel the United Slates auxiliary orulssr Yoaemlte [ off the Island of Uuum. says there were [ supplies enough available when the Newark left to last three weeks nnd that the Inhabitants would theu be dependent upon euDf lies sent from Cavltj. They also renort that the soil will produoe rice and corn by April, though at present everything weori a forlorus aspect. STHKBT CAM HTH1KE QUIET. Scranton, December 21.—Tbe second day of tbe street car men s strike passed off U3 quietly as ttc first. Seven men Im ported trom Syraonse joined with the company's superintendents, foremen, clerks ana three old employes In man ning eight oars and although they ran through all parts of the city from day break till nightfall, not a single instance of violence or even intimidation Is re ported. MKS. STEVENS SPOKE. Chicago. Decern her 24 —A special pro gramme was carrle 1 out at the Emman uel Methodist church In Evanston lust night In commemoration 'ol the 20th an niversary of tbe commencement of a general temperance crusade throughout the United States. The speakers of the evening wore Mrs. L M. N. Stevens, president, and Miss Anna Gordon, vloe president cf the-National Woman's Tem psrunoe union. TAKING MKASUKKS. Cape Town, December 24 —Lord Kitch ener has arrived at De Aar, Cape Colony and Is taking measures to orush tbe Doer Invasion. THE N’ICAKAGUA tuEATY. London, December 23.—The Standard referring to the canal dltlloulty expresses a hope that President MoKluley will “show himself wiser than the lnoonsld erate Senate.’’ The Dally Chronicle bluntly ad mlts that “The Nicaragua cloud has become very eorious." It sees no compromise courts between allowing things to slide thus “causing another miserable loss to our honor and reputation,' and an unconditional refu sal of the new amendment Assuming the latter alternative to be adopted, »>5 Dally Chronicle asks: “What for'h has Lord Salisbury to baok up ft refusal f Our army Is shut up Ip South Africa The Non-Irritating Cathartic Easy to taka, easy to operate— Hood’s Pills and China, and oar nary la nsadad Jo nroteot eommunloaHona wltn both. Seldom In He stormy earoer has the con servative govern men t been plaoed In a more dangerooe dilemma.'* FROM MR.ClDAHi. •Matemrnt Regarding the Abdaetlon of Hie gen. Omaha, Nob., December St.—Owing to conflicting reports cent to papera out side of Omaha, 1C. A. Cudahy this after noon stoned a statement giving the de tails of the kidnapping of hie sen the night of December 18. II Is as followa: “It baa been called to my attention that despatches are being printed wblcn throw doubt upon the kidnapping of my eon I regret exceedingly that there should be any cor II let lug reports or any misrepresentations with respeot to the crime that would create any doubt or unoertalntv. The facts, briefly, are these: “On Tuesday night, December 18, be tween 7 and 8 o'olock, onr eon was sent to a neighbor and was expected to Im mediately return. Falling to return the polios were notified. About 1 o'clock on Wednesday, the coachman fonnd a letter on the lawn, fastened to a stick, and ad areu to 'Mr. Cudahy.' This was a five page letter with lead prnoll writing and unsigned slating tbat they had Mdnapped my eon and demanded $-'6,100 In gold coin for hie return and with epeclflo ln strootlnns ns to where the money should be Disced. 1 procured (46,1X10 In gold coin and delivered the same at the point designated In the leltar. I recognised tbat the leaving of the money was bnt a chance at beet, but a chance under all the circumstances 1 was compelled to ac cept About lire hour# after depositing the money, my eon was returned. While a captive, be was Informed that he was held for raDaora in the sum of (46,OOP “These are the plain facts, any state ments, rnmora or assertions other than stated above being made wltbont any (signed) "K. A. Cudahy." George li. Barker, president of tbe National Bank of Comuitroe, oondrms the statement of tne t25,U» being with drawn from the hank, and Melville G. Sears, Mr. Cndahy’» attornsy, oontlrms other details of tbe statement, SUICIDE OF FRANK BENNETT Famous Scant Sh-iOll Illuiarlf I'ntltr ItomsufIc Coadltlons. Honolulu, December IT, via San Fran cisco, December 17.—Frank F. Bennett, tbe well-known scout, committed sui cide bere by snooting blmsell In tbe head last Thursday. Ills suicide fol lowed the death by poisoning of Mias Clara Schneider, an Intimate friend. Bennett was sn Indian lighter of na tional reputation, having been one of tbiee survivors of tbe famous oornpan of which Buffalo BUI Is beat known,and having taken a prominent part In run ning tbe Apocbe Ueronltno tu earth. A nost mcvtem examination showed that Miss Sohnelders death bad been due to morphine poisoning. On tbe night be fore her death, she left her home. It Is said, for the purpose cf meeting Bennett. She did not some home till eaily the next mcnlng and was not seen alive again exospt for a tew unconscious mo mania, at tbe last. The post mortem in dicated that tbe morphine had tern tak en with some food. Bennett shot himself the day after the girl s death, bat hie body was not found until threa days' later. BODY FOUNT) IN' SHAFT. Kookport, December 24—When work men employed by tbe Dockland, and Kookport Dime company arrived at the quarries bere, this morning, the body of B. A. Burns was found In tbe shal't Inir oonneotsd with » ate m pomp. The man bad been dead several hours. ‘ Burns left home about 2 o'clock this morning, for tne quarry, where be was employed in running a steam pump. He was not seen again.The workmen arrived lust before 7 o'clock, when tbe body was found. Burns was about 40 years old, married aDd bad several children. SLAB AT EXECUTIVE. Berlin, D9ceuiber 24.— The National Zeltung, a journal usually friendly to the United States, dismissing tne rejection of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty In Its original f:rm by the Senate, says: "The Inoldent means such a slap at the executive as can soaroely be tound Dot only in tb» history of tbe United States, but In ins parliamentary bistory of tbe world Presumably tbe tr->uly Is not now aoosptable to Great Britain'" DEATH OF THE HOUGHS. Cedar Rapids, la., December £4 —Tbe brat positive and dellnlte details of tbe traglo deatb of Dr. and Mrs. Van Hens Bluer Hodge of New York, missionaries at Pao Ting Fu, China, were received here today by Robert S. Sinclair, a brother ol airs, noage. under date oi October 33, Uev. J. W. Eowerle, writing from Pao Ting Eu, lays: "ihey (the Hogdes, tilmoox family and Ur. Taylor), defended themselves to the last Id the tilmoox house,and all perished In the lltimes but tbe two tilmoox chil dren, Paul and Frances who, neatly suffocated, ran out of the house and were deoapltated by tbe Boxers and thrown Into a well.” IT IS UP TO DEVEtlY. New York, Deaember 34 —At n meet ing 3f the Tammany committee of five, held todny.the committee In a statement, declared that Chief of Polloe Devery con Id rid the city of vloe In two hour* If he so ohose They further say that they will present facta to the grand Jury In event of no Immediate action being tak en by tbe police. THE WEATHEIi. Boston, Deoember 94 —Forecast for Tuesday: Fair, colder weather; Wednes day, continued fair,somewhat lower tom perature, westerly winds. Washington, December 34.-1 orccasl for Tuesday and Wednesday tnr New England; Fair and colder Tuesday Wednesday fair, fresh westerly winds. Portland, Deo. 84, 1000.-Tha looa weather bureau records the following: B a. in.—Barometer. 89 b07; therinome ter,48.0; dew point, 43; eeU humidity, 10 direction of the wind, tiW; veloolty o the wind, 8; state of weather, foggy. 8 n. m.—Barometer. 39 783; thermom ■ ter, 48.5; dew point, 40; rel. humidity, 84 direction of the wind, W; velocity ol the wind, 10; state of weather, clear Maximum temperature. 47; niinlmun temperature, 39; mean temperature. 43 maximum wind velocity. 11 W; prompt atlon—39 houra, 0 88. MIGHT HELD. Most Answer For Sprague Border. Very Little Evidence Was Put In. Defence Introduced Wo Testimony At All. Prisoner Taken To Al fred Jail. State Believed To Itnve Mnch Stronger Evidence-in Reserve. Santa Berwlok, Deoembcr 24 —Kdwln U. Knight was emoted at bie borne at South Berwick this morning, by Bounty Attorney Matthews and Deputy Sheriffs Spencer and MUea on a warrant charg ing blm with the murder of Mrs. Fannie Sprague on May 1, lvWO, The arrest was aooompllahed without aay excitement, Knight allowing hlm eelf to be taken Into outtody without re alatauoe laying that be had expected to he arrested. He was Immediately taken In a team to the jell at Brunswick and the r>re pa rations were made for hla ar raignment before Trial Justice Julius K. Lorn at 11 o'clock. Kdwln 11. Knight was arraigned before Trial Justice Lord at 11.15 c’olook. He was represented by Ueorgr B. Yeaton cf South Berwlok, while Bounty Attorney Wm. S. Matthews appeared for the slate. Mr. Yeaton for the defense, waived the raiding cf tie warrant and entered a plea of not guilty. Dr. U. B Uerrleb of South Berwlok, was the lirst witness. He said that on May 1, he was oalled to the Tier en.-e J. Knight nlaon in company with Ur. Kdwln D. Jacques They visited the stable and saw the body of Fannie Sprague lying on Its back near the horse stall. He notloed that there bad been a lire In the placn and the olctblng cf the woman nearly all burned off. T'beie were two gashes on the head, one on the ton and me other over the right eye. He observed gasbee on toe neck which u-juied to have been dons with a blunt knife Tbe windpipe end tugular rein were levered. The heir wee matted with blood end there wee e pool of blood on the floor. Witness noted that water bad bean thrown on the body to extinguish the lire and aaid that Id his opinion the wounds would not have caused desth Immediately, although death would have followed very toon. Ur. Kdwln D. Jaoqnee of Sooth Ber wick, testltled to aooompanylng Ur. Gsr rlsb, and d aeon bed the condition of the body as he had done. He etated that the wounds on the neek were snlUolent to cause death a moment or ao after they were administered. Samuel 8. Hooke of South Berwick teetltted that he lived in tbe Fiorenoe J. Knight bouee and on the Uni of Hay was OLtting wood In the lot some distance away. Fannie Sprague was Meaning house for him and bod been there for about a week. He said sbe was la tbe kitchen when he left the bouse that morning. Witness also testified that on tbe Satnrdsv previous when he re turned from South Berwick be fonnd Kdwln H. Knight In the house. Mrs. Sprague was there at the time and they discussed her presence there. Knight said, eo witness testified, that Fannie wanted a home and he gueseed It woald be all right for her to stay there. Florence .1. Knight was oalled and tes tified that on the morning of the mnrder be saw smoke at the barn and on going there found the body of Mrs. Spragne al most burned to a crisp. Ho saw a stlok near the body whtob had been broken lu two. It may bare oaused tbe bruised places on*tbe herd. Kdward K. Nowell testified that be was at work on a oulvert nearby and bis attention waa attracted by smoke coming from the barn. He visited tha plaoe and saw tbe body. He then went to the bouse of Kdwln H. Knight and told him that a murder bad been committed. K night apneared surprised and shouted to bis wife, telling her what the witness bad told him. He then lumped Into bis taam and followed Nowell to the plaoe. The oounty attorney then called upon nine witnesses who gave testimony as to the whereabouts of Knight on tbo day In qnestion, the Intention being to show that there was opportunity for him to have commute! tbe crime and also to show that tbs stories told by Knight are contradictory. Tbe state then rested. Counsel Ysaton then announced that he wonld offer no d> feosa at, this stage or the nrooeedlhgs. Trial justice Horn then stated that be considered the evldenoe sufficient to warrant his holding Knight, and he accordingly bound hlin over to the January term of the (supreme oourt at saoo and ordered him oonllnad In the jail at Alfred without ball. KNIGHTS TAKEN TO ALFKEO. Alfred, Ueoem'ier Usputy Sheriffs Spencer and Niles brought Kdwln U. Knight, who Is charged with tbe mur der of Mrs. Fannie Sprague, to Alfred jail this evening, where he will he held to await the action of the grand jury at the January term of the Supremo oourt. He was brought hero by team rather than by train as II was feared that trouble night be caused by tbe prisoner should he be taken through another state, as would have been the case had the party oome by rail. It Is tbe prevailing opinion here that the oounty attorn sy has additional nDd much stronger evidence la reterve, than that pretmtsd at the hearing today, but wbloh the lawyer for the defense did not care to bring out at this stage of the proceedings It Is fluid that Knight will have the ablest counsel to defend him at his trial next month. BADLY CUT IP. Bloody Fight on India Street. Longshoreman Taken to the Oonpital. Hie Injuries Are Con sidered Serious. Two Other Participants Are at Police Station. At 1.46 this morning a drunken row between two longshoremen and a sailor (row the cotter Woodbury oocurrad. An alarm wae soon set np and a crowd gathered on the soenes. Officers Madden Woodbury and Sawyer arrested tne men and took them to the police station. All of the three men were bleeding pretty freely and were very weak from the lose of blood. One of the trio, Martin Oleeen, a longshoreman, was the worst Injured, It was decided to send him to the Maine general Hospital and the police ambnlanoe took him to that Institution. There Ur. Uyson, one of the house pbysl oians, examined him >nd ; found on bis hack a cut two and one-half Inohes in length and a cut one Inch long on the right hip. * The dootor stated early this morning that Olcsen was very badly Injured but thought that be wonld recover. The other longshoreman Is Ollf Olesen, a brother of Marlin. Martin has a cut two Inohes long over his head. Ur. Leigh ton, the city physician, was oalled and dressed the man's wounds. The third man In the affair Is Henry Uudner, one of the orew of the cutter Woodbury. His left hand la slashed about two Incbee long. Hudner Is 21 years of age, Martin Olsen Is about 22 years of age and Ollf Oleeen Is 25 years of age. | Dr. Leighton says the wounds ware . Claused by a knife. Ollf Olssen, who wae able to talk, said he and hla brother were rest by sailors who started out to light Oleeen says be did cot nse any knife. I fa - i: DIED OF FRIGHT. A Fatal Hnnaw.y Aeoideat at Fair* field Ifitrrdaf. Fairfield, Deo®mbar 84 —Wbll® two little girts, Cissle Deotor, eged twelve and a younger sister were sitting In • sleigh In front of a store here this after noon, the horse become frightened st enow falling from the roof, and bolted, liotb children were thrown oat of the sleigh and whon Casals was picked np she was dead. Tbe other child was un injured. A physician was celled, and altar an examination he stated that Coni' tie's death undoubtedly waa due to fright, and that there was no mark which would Indicate that her death was the result of Injuries caused by ths fall The children lived In Clinton and were visiting friends In TalrlltMd. They were to have . returned to their boms tomorrow to * spend Christmas. doesTt mkan hath loses? Fore Hirer Engine Co. Awarded Two ofNew Uattleohlps. Quincy Mace , December 24.—The Fore ltlver Engine company tonight received a substantial Christmas gUt In the shape nf tL latter frnrn Sprr.»tarw nf t,ha \ftTT Long to Manager 1f. O. Wellington, of the ootnpany, formally notifying him that the latter had been awarded the contract for building two tint clast bat tleships for the government. Waitt & Bond’s Black stone CIGAR, The Leading 10-Lent Londre IiHhe World. I - -_- ;J’A The year ONE Of the New Century— 1901 Is almost in sight.— DIARIES and CALENDARS Are in full view here. — LOR INC, SHORT & dec25dtf HARMON i - HEM*! IIELP! eried the woman who sot the house on Are through using wood and Kerosene instead of BENSON'S ALWAYS HEADY CHARCOAL. Foolish woman I She might Just as well still be “dreaming those happy hours away. BIG BAGS IOC, AT ALL GROCERS. (Talk No. 1158. DILATED PUPILS. There are some specialists who seem to be u v. bb to tit gln.s >i without dilat ing the pupils. There are a lew oases, cl course, In which this treatment is necessary and in those cases I do not hesitate to reoominend it, but It Is not necessary in over Use oasss in a thousand and it will prove harmful to many times that number. No care ful or skillful optician will resort to It Terhaos it is done for effeot. X prefer to build my reputation upon the rellel and comfort that my gias ees give, rather than upon the.fnss X make in fitting them. A. M. WENTWORTH, Practical Optician, 640 t-1 I'oagrell iL Office Hoars,- -KiVty ,PS