OCR Interpretation

People's party paper. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1891-1898, December 30, 1892, Image 1

Image and text provided by Digital Library of Georgia, a project of GALILEO located at the University of Georgia Libraries

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016235/1892-12-30/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A London Murderer’s Sensational
Address Before the Court
Other News Notes.
London, Dec. 26.—Geo. Mcßae was
found guilty at Northampton Assizes of
the murder of Annie Pritchard. The
trial has been going on since Monday.
There was a dramatic scene in the court
when the jury returned and the verdict
was announced. The prisoner, in reply
to the judge’s usual question asking why
the sentence of death should not be pro
nounced upon him, calmly said: “What
ever sentence your lordship passes will
have no terror for mo. I could say
many things in regard to the evi
dence produced here, but it is |
useless. The witnesses’ statements
about conversations had with me
are a mass of abominable lies. You,
gentlemen of the jury, this day each
become what you make—a murder.
You have widowed a good wife upon
this Christmas Eve and have orphaned
two children. As long as you live your
conscienceswill accuse you. Now, your
lordship, pronounce my doom in a few
words as possible.”
While the prisoner was speaking his
brother, who had previously been ejected
from the court for interrupting the
judge, attempted to enter and was again
A crdwd outside the courtroom
cheered upon hearing the verdict.
The London Globe Burned Out.
I London, Dec. 26.—A fire broke out
Saturday morning in the machine room
of The Globe, the oldest evening paper
in London, the offices of which are 367
Strand, W. 8. The flames spread rap
idly, and despite the efforts of the fire
men and the employes of the paper,
communicated to the composing rooms,
the editorial rooms and the stereotype
foundry, all of which were completely
gutted. It was impossible to get the
{>aper out at the usual hour, but the
ater editions were issued ns usual, the
matter being prepared and the paper
printed at the office of The People,
where The Globe office will be located
An Appeal for Aid.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 26.—Count Bo
binsky, marshal of the court, has issued
an appeal for aid for the famine suffer
ers in the province of Tula. There are
said to be 173,000 persons dependent
upon outside assistance, The crops are
an utter failure, and th conditions of
the farmers is even worse roan in 1891.
The poor have become beggars. The
• 'lOy’xsnta use the root of their huts for
luel. The typhus fever is also raging
4to an alarming extent, the sufferers I
lying huddled together in roofless huts
without attendance and without bread.
Italy at the Exposition.
Rome, Dec. 26.—The Italian govern
• ment has appointed Deputy Ungare as
chief commissioner of the Columbian
exposition at Chicago. The deputy has
for associate commissioners Count
Brazza and Signor Guylielmo Grant.
The ironclad Umberto will sail to New
York in July to take part in the great
American naval demonstration. Com
mandant Bettleloni will be charged to
personally deliver to the president of
the United States an autograph letter
from King Humbert.
Senator Jones Still in Brussels.
f Brussells, Dec. 26. —Senator Jones
still remair*i at the Hotel Bellevieu
ov'' ‘ng the translation into French
of hib iast speech before the monetary
conference, bestowing great care on the
work. t The Belgian secretaries have
nearly worried him to death by their
constant altering of the text. The sena
tor’s wife and beautiful daughters are
much lionized in society.
Novelist Doyle’s Suggestion.
London, Dec. 26. —Conan Doyle, the
novelist, writes to The Times suggesting
that it would be a graceful act on the
part of the British government to offer
three of the crack British bands, in
cluding the Band of the Guards, to the
World’s Fair in Chicago, and a squadron
of the Life Guards to take part in the
opening procession.
f Raising an African Relief Fund.
Brussels, Dec. 26.—The fund for the i
expedition to Lake Tanganyika to help
Jacques Jouberts and other anti-slavery
stations in view of expected trouble, has
reached only 25,000 francs, although
King Leopold headed the list with 10,000
Krupp Wants to See the Kaiser.
Berlin, Dec. 26.—Herr Krupp has ar
rived at Berlin and has petitioned for
an audience with the Emperor, in order
to explain to his Majesty the offer made
by Krupp in 1868 to supply the late
Louis Napoleon with guns of his manu
A Detective Killed at Dublin.
Dublin, Dec. 26. —An explosion oc
curred at 11 o’clock p. m. outside of
the detective office in Enchange Court.
Detective Sinnott, who was passing at
the time, was killed.
German Goverinent Clerks on Strike.
Berlin, Dec. 26.—The clerks employed
in the Internal Revenue Department in
Berlin have gone on strike against a
reduction of wages to 60 cents a pay.
France Rejects the Swiss Treaty.
Paris, Dec. 26. —The chamber of dep
uties has rejected the commercial con
vention bet ween Switzerland and France
and then adjourned until Jan. 10.
An Important Decision.
Philadelphia, Dec. 28.—A most im
portant cash register decision has just
been rendered here by the United States
circuit court of appeals, the highest
court in patent cases, sustaining the
National Cash Register company’s pat
ent upon the automatic cash drawer,
and awarding a decree against the
American Casn Register company.
The court of appeals was composed of
Judges Dallas of Philadelphia, Wales of
Delaware, and Buffington of Pittsburg,
and the case was the first one appealed
to this court after its organization un
|er the recent act of congress,
Right® to Special Privilege® to None.”
Two Sharpers Who Begged
the Poor Have Tuck.
Chicago, Dec. 28. —A trick played by
sharpers is just now the talk of the
town. Just north of the Clark street
viaduct two men stationed themselves.
One of them unfolded a paper parcel
and brought out a placard. Printed
across it were the words:
I bet on Harrison. I agreed if I lost to
beg $lO in pennies to pay my debt. Please
help me out.
He pinned it upon his breast, pro
duced a cup from his overcoat pocket
and assumed the attitude of a beggar.
The second man pointed his cane at the
placard until passers-by began to stop
to read it. Then he said:
“I won that bet. But I have agreed
that the money shall go to the poor. So,
gentlemen, you are really doing an act
of charity when you drop a penny into
that cup.”
For nearly an hour the two men stood
there. The passing throng laughed
pood-naturedly and contributed very
From time to time the cup was filled
and emptied into tho capacious overcoat
pocket of one or the other of the two
men. Then a policeman came in sight,
half a block away, attracted by the un
usual crowd.
“Thank you, gentlemen, one and all,”
said tne beggar. His companion bowed,
waved his hand, and the two men walked
Half a block from the scene they
turned into a saloon, sat down at a table,
emptied out the pennies and divided
them equally.
“We are the poor,” said the man with
the cane. ‘ ‘Hot whiskies for two, please,
barkeeper. It’s beastly weather for
standing out in the open air—but $5 per
hour, I think we can stand it.”
Prince Leopold Must not Presume Upon
Ills Title When in America.
Baltimore, Dec. 26.—Society is en
joying with very much zest now the
snub administered to Prince Leopold
Von Isenburg, nephew of the Emperor
of Austria and the reigning social lion,
by Miss Rerdie Von Lingen, the hand
some daughter of Mr. George A. Von
Lingen, agent of the Loyds, and Ger
man Consul. The Prince was convers
ing with Mrs. ’John M. Robinson at the
Bachelors’ cotillon the other evening,
when he remarked that he would like
to have an introduction to Miss Von
Lingen. The young lady was on the
other side of the hall at the time. Mrs.
Robinson requested her husband to tell
Miss Von Lingen that she desired to
speak with her.
Miss Von Lingen, who was entertain
ing several gentlemen at the time, ex
cused herself, and, walking to where
Mrs. Robinson was sitting, asked what
she wished. “The Prince desires an in
troduction,” remarked Mrs. Robinson,
with a smile. Miss Von Lingen is an
American, and has great native pride.
“If the Prince wishes an introduction,”
she replied, “he can do as American gen
tlemen. Let him seek the lady,” and
with this she turned on her heel and
walked away. Later in the evening tho
Prince walked over to Miss Von Lingen
and was introduced like an American.
The Floors Gave Way Under a Largo
Gathering With Fatal Results.
Tennessee City, Doc. 26.—A horrible
accident occurred at a Christmas cele
bration here Saturday night.
Over two hundred people were gath
ered in Masonic hall, where a Christmas
tree had been arranged. Mr. A. O.
Gusenger, of Chicago, had just con
cluded some remarks of a pleasant na
ture when the floor gave way and all the
people were precipitated to the lower
floor, a distance of sixteen feet. There
was the greatest excitement and the
groans and screams of the injured at
tracted the whole town to the scene.
It was forty minutes before all the
people were gotten out. Nearly every
one was injured moie or less, but the
most serious is a son of George Craw
ford> who was injured internally and
will die. Mrs. C. C. Moody, Mrs. D.
McCord and Mrs. F. McGary were seri
ously injured.
The Count Will Go On.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 28. —The fact
that two members of the canvassing
board of Choteau county have skipped
out will not interfere with the recount
of the votes of that county, including
Box Elder precinct which was elimina
ted before, thereby electing a Democrat
to the legislature. The peremptory writ
of a mandate ordering the recount and
the issuance of a certificate to the can
didate having a plurality was addressed
to the board of canvassers, the assessor,
the sheriff and the county clerk to act
as members of the canvassing board in
the order named. The claimants for
the one seat from Choteau will, it is be
lieved put in an appearance next Mon
A Battle-Scarred Couple.
Denison, Tex., Dec. 26.—A odd mar
ried couple has just arrived here from
Tom Green county. They are register
ed at the hotel as Mr. and Mrs. Friday.
The groom lost his left leg, right arm
and right eye in the Confederate service
under General “Dick” Taylor. The
bride is minus the left arm and limps
on a cork leg. The arm was amputated
owing to an encounter with Comanche
Indians in the spring of 1862 in the Pan-
Handle. She lost her limb in a railway
accident near Quemah, when the Fort
Worth and Denver railway was being
built. She boasts that she can consume
a bottle of snuff in two days. They are
en route to the Indian Territory to visit
relatives uutil after the holidays.
A Christmas Tragedy in Kentucky.
Mt. Sterling, Dec. 26. —At a dance
given near Ticktown, this county, John
Shepard, while intoxicated, went into
the room with a drawn knife and drove
out the dancers. Stanley Anderson tried
to pacify him and get him to leave the
room when Shepard turned upon him
and cut him severely in the left hand.
Anderson retreated, Shepard following,
vainly endeavoring to cut him. Ander
son managed to escape the infuriated
man, and going to Salyer’s store secured
a shotgun and was ’en route home when
Sheyard again met him and renewed
the attack. Anderson emptied the shot
gun into Shepard's breast, killing him
Packing House are Experiencing
Dull Times —Many Men Idle.
Chicago, Dec. 28.—There is a dullness
about Packington nowadays that has
not been paralleled for many years.
Since December 15,000 men have been
discharged, and the plants of the big
packers are hardly working at half their
capacity. The indications are that unless
the supply of hogs is speedily increased,
further reduction will be necessary.
This condition of things has been
brought about by a most unusual short
age in the hog crop. From November 1
to December 22 western packing was but
2,280,000, against 3,820,000 for the same
period last year, a shortage of 1,540,000
nogs. Chicago for the same period this
year packed 780,000 against 1,470,000
last year, showing a shortage for this
market of nearly 700,000.
Leading packers, while they assert
that this condition of affairs was fore
seen in part, yet admit that the short
age greatly exceeds all calculations.
There does not seem to be any immedi
ate relief, since the shortage is daily be
coming greater, and some packers assert
that no relief can come until the next
spring crop. The shortage is accredited
to a variety of causes, chief among
which is the floods of last spring, which
killed off the young pigs in many sec
tions, and the low price of corn last
spring also, which enabled farmers to
fatten and market their hogs earlier
than usual.
Mexico Wants to Be Permitted to Pursue
Them Into Our Lines.
Monterey, Dec. 28.—Governor Reyes,
commander of this military zone, has
written a letter to President Porfirio
Diaz recommending that the Mexican
government make an arrangement with
the United States government for the
pursuit of border revolutionists over the
international boundary lines. General
Reyes and other high military authori
ties of this country claim that if such
an arrangement could be made, the
border troubles would soon be effect
ively overcome.
Under the existing law the outlaws,
when hotly pursued by the troops of one
country, escape capture by crossing the
river, where they are perfectly safe until
discovered by the troops or Federal au
thorities of that side, when they are
chased across the river again. This
game of hide and seek has been going on
along the Rio Grande border for the past
seventeen months and the Mexican mili
tary authorities here think it time to
adopt some new measure for stopping
the troublesome raids.
Belonging; to a Labor Organizat ion Is not
' Sufficient Grounas for Discharge.
Macon, Ga., Dec. 28.—Judge Emory
Speer, of the United States Court, has
rendered a decision in the case of the
striking telegraphers on the Central
Railroad against the receiver. Judge
Speer said that the fact that a man was
a member of a labor organization was
no reason for his discharge. On the
motion of the strikers asking the court
to reinstate them in their positions.
Judge Speer decided in their favor so
far as to order the receiver to replace
all the men except where their positions
had been already filled.
In one sense this is a complete victory
for the labor organizations, inasmuch as
it establishes the precedent that a laborer
cannot be discharged, for the sole reason
that he has allied himself to labor un
ions. Judge Speer stated that there had
been very inconsiderate action on both
sides. The case against Haggard and
Heppinestall for contempt was postponed
until after the holidays.
A Cotton Man Who Could Not Let Well
Enough Alone.
New Orleans, Dec. 28 —Frederick
Frisch, who stood well in local cotton
circles, has been convicted of embezzle
ment. He was sent here in September,
1891, as the local manager of the cotton
firm of Gassner & Co., of Liverpool,
He was not a partner of the firm, and
by agreement was to get a salary of
$12,000 per annum and 20 per cent, of
the profits of the commission business
which he was to manage.
He had speculated on both his own
and firm's account, and had lost about
$35,000 in all. Os this amount $16,000
had been taken for his own use.
Murdered a Man and Slept Soundly.
Golden, Colo., Dec. 28.—David Rit
ter was shot and instantly killed by P.
P. Shafter, at Shafter’s ranch in the
western part of this county. The
weapon used was a shotgun. After
committing the crime Shafter lay down
and slept all night. In the morning he
went to a neighboring ranch and an
nounced his intention of coming to this
city to give himself up. He failed to
appear and officers are searching for
him. No cause is known for the crime.
Suicide of a Priest.
Cincinnati, Dec. 28.—During mass at
St. Aloyesius Catholic church, Bernard
Schwalen, a young, priest but recently
ordained, suicided in his room in the
church residence by shooting himself
with a revolver.
He had been an assistant pastor of St.
Aloyesius and was about to be tranferred.
He had hereditary tendency of insanity.
The act interrupted the mass and for a
time stopped the ceremonies,
Caught an Embezzler.
Gadsden, Ala., Dec. 28.—Sheriff
Burnes has returned from Staunton,
having in custody Allison D. Ament,
who is charged with embezzlement. He
was the agent of O. Mohundro & Co.,
of Chattanooga, at this place, and he is
charged with collecting money and ap
propriating it to his own use. The last
grand jury returned a true bill against
him. He made bond.
An Unknown Suicide.
Houston, Texas, Dec. 27.—The body
of an unknown man was found in the
lower part of the city. He had killed
himself by firing a pistol ball into his
forehead. Fifteen dollars were found
in his pockets but nothing to reveal his
. identity, - —*—
It Is Claimed to Come from Inside
Sources, and Seems to Bo
a Straight Tip.
New York, Dec. 29.—The Evening
World says:
“It is predicted that when Cleveland
announces the names of his official ad
visers the shrewd judgment of the close
political observers who have made up
this list will be pretty conclusively vin
Secretary of State, Wm. C. Whitney,
of New York, or Edward J. Phelps, of
Vermont; secretary* of the treasury,
John G. Carlisle, of Kentucky; secre
tary of war, Gen. Patrick A, Collins, of
Massachusetts; secretary of the interior,
Isaac Pusey Gray, of Indiana ; postmas
ter general, Hugh C. Wallace of the
state of Washington ; secretary of agri
culture, some western man; attorney
general, George Gray, of Delaware, or
J. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia.
“Possible changes in the above list
may be the selection for secretary of
the treasury, if Carlisle should de
cline to take the place. In that case
there is now a possibility, according
to current report, that George C.
Williams, president of the Chemical
bank of this city, may be se
lected. Williams was a Republican
until 1888. Since then he has been a
supporter of Cleveland. All the slates
given out so far have included two
Grays and in the minds of the politi
cians it is apparently settled that Gov
ernor Gray, of Indiana, will be secreta
ry of the interior or postmaster general,
and that Senator Gray, of Delaware,
will be placed at the head of the depart
ment of justice.
“Usually well informed politicians
who frequent the Hoffman house say
that Daniel Lamont can be in the cabi
net if he so desires. With Whitney and
Lamont, New York would again have
two cabinet officials, and according to
the predictions in the above list, it is
probable that the south may have two,
which would fully satisfy the delegates
of that section.”
This slate The World claims to have
gotten from tho best informed sources.
The .Doctor Says She Is Not Suffering
from Any Constitutional Trouble.
London, Dec. 27.—The medical of
ficer of Woking prison has reported to
the home office that Mrs. Maybrick is
not suffering fros?tm:f4prious |jonstf;a
tipiAil ‘df/eat'd. * e '
morrhage, about which so much was
said, was the result of self-inflicted in
i’ uries, the convict having used a tin
:nifc to wound herself in a horrible
manner. It was many days before the
bleeding could be stopped, and her
weakness at that period was extreme.
Since then, however, she has gained
Strength, and though she still remains
in the infirmary, the physician sees no
medical reason why the sentence should
be interfered with. Whether Mrs.
Maybrick really intended suicide, or
merely wished to create a compassion
ate feeling calculated to lead to her re
lease, is unknown, but the medical of
ficer inclines to the belief that it was an
attempt as self-destruction.
An Embezzler Run Down.
Wilmington, N. C. Doc. 28.—Junius
H. Penny, charged with robbing United
States mails, was arraigned before
United States Commissioner Bunting.
He was required to give bond in SI,OOO
in default of which he was committed
to jail. Penny was a clerk in Wilming
ton postoffice and abstracted considera
ble sums of money from registered let
ters. He left here about seven months
ago and eluded arrest until the early
part of this month when he was run
down by a detective in Denver, Col.,
where he was living under an assumed
name. Penny is a young man and has
a wife and two children. He is a citi
zen of this place. <
Genoral Swain’s Golden Wedding.
Sing Sing, Dec. 28.—General James
B. Swain, of this village, and his wife
celebrated their golden wedding quietly
here. The couple were married on
Christmas Eve, 1842. General Swain
has had a remarkable history. He be
gan life after leaving school as an ap
prentice in a printing office in 1824.
Horace Greelej T worked with him.
Later General Swain and Mr. Greeley
went into partnership, but dissolved in
1840. The firm was known as Horace
Greeley & Co. They started The Log
Cabin, and were co-editors of it. Gen
eral Swain later edited the life and let
ters of Henry Clay.
Th© Inaugural Committee Completed.
Washington, Dec. 28. Chairman
Berret, of the inaugural committee, has
completed his selection of members of
the executive committee of twenty-one.
They are James L. Norris, James L.
Barbour, Henry L. Briscoe, General H.
V. Boynton, Alex T. Britton, John J.
Franklin, Lawrence Gardener, Curtis
J. Hillyer, Robert C. Holtzman, J. Har
rison Johnson, J. Fred Kelly, Charles
C. Lancaster, William Cranch Mcln
tyre George W. McLanahan. Theodore
F. Noyes, Francis A. Richardson, John
W. Ross, Richard Smith, Michael I.
Weher, Beriah Wilkins,
A Dreary Day at Homestead.
Homestead, Dec. 28 —Never perhaps
in the history of Homestead has the
town presented such a appearance as
characterized it Sunday. It was an
ideal Christmas so far as weather goes,
but no one seemed to take heed of that
fact. From morning till evening the
same dreary aspect presented itself, the
residents of the borough seeming to
prefer to remain indoors. Special ser
vices w ere held in all the churches, each
of which gave Sunday-school scholars
a treat.
A Fatal Fire in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Dec. 28.—Becker’s tan
nery has been burned. The loss is SIOO,-
000. One fireman was killed and two
badly injured. Another fireman is iniss-
Me is probably in the rms. _ x
News Items That Flash Over the Wires
from AU Pointe.
The Home Bleach and Dye works. Val
ley Falls, R. 1., burned. Loss $70,000.
A Pittsburg (Pa.) and Rochester (N. Y.)
syndicate has bought the Indianapolis
street railway.
Nelson J. Alexander, postmaster at New
London, Conn., has disappeared, leaving
a shortage of $4,000.
Over $4,000,000 will be invested in the
building of whaleback steamers for the
great lakes next season.
Druggist Ross, of Chase, Mich., on trial
for burning down that village last April,
has been acquitted of the charge.
All trains in the extreme northwest
have been delayed and seriously crippled
by heavy snow storms and drifts.
Little 11-year-old Sibley Herrington was
accidentally shot and killed while shoot
ing Christmas guns in Macon, Ga.
A train on the Mexican Southern rail
way was derailed. Four persons were
•killed and a number severely injured.
A Mexican street car can be hired for
personal use for $3.50 a day, with a right
to stop at any one place for two hours.
The Homestead poisoning prosecution
at Pittsburg is now waiting for an analy
sis of the stomachs of the alleged victims.
E. N. Mellor, a lumber merchant who
failed for $500,000 two years ago, at Anti
go, Wis., killed himself with a revolver.
Absinthe is an alconolate composed of
anise, coriander and fennel, flavored with
wormwood and colored with indigo
and sulphate of copper.
At the time Shakespeare wrote bis plays
there were not in all the world as many
English speaking people as there are now
in New York and New Jersey.
John McCormick and William C. Cow
an, employed in the yards of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company, were struck bj’
an express train and instantly killed.'
The statistics of life insurance people
show that in the last twenty-five years the
average of man’s life has increased 5 per
cent., or two whole years, from 41.9 to 43.9
One of the largest meteorites in exist
ence was found some days ago at Bacubi
rite, Mexico. Its length is 11.65 feet,
height 5.25 feet, width 4.35 feet, weight
25 tons.
Numerous experiments to test the best
fire resisting materials for the construc
tion of doors have proved that wood cov
ered with tin resisted the fire better than
an iron door.
It is asserted that waterproof sheets of
paper gummed and hydraulically com
pressed, make a material as durable as
leather for the sole of shoes. It also
makes very serviceable horse shoes.
Oysters come nearer to milk than al
most any other common food material as
regards both tho amounts and the rela
tive proportion of nutrients, the food
values of equal weights of . 3 milk and oys
ters being nearly the same. •
It is somewhat singular that, notwith
standing the great advanres made in
chemistry and metallurgy, pother more
satisfactory silver alloy has J)t been dis
covered coining and ot.
1 '■ ijd sw xby
Quail love potato bugs as of
diet. One of these birds was recently
opened which had 101 of these farmers’
pets concealed in its crop. It will pay the
average potato grower to have a flock of
trained quail among his other live stock.
At Wilmington, Del., E. Wright, a
freight conductor on the Delaware road,
was run over and killed. Two hours later,
Benjamin Brittingham and his brother
Edward, farmers, were struck by a train
and instantly killed, six miles south of
Miss Viola Fuller, of Mitchell, S. D.,
will present to the Chicago World’s Fair
a unique opera cloak. It is made entirely
of the feathers of prairie chickens. It took
Miss Fuller ten years to collect and sew
on the small feathers, each prairie chicken
caught yielding only four or five suitable
Foreign Notes.
Brigands in Poland stopped a train and
robbed every passenger on it. <
The oldest theater in Guttenberg, Swe
den, built in 1816, has been destroyed by
fire. #
The United States consul at Hamburg
has resumed the issuing of health pass
The pope bestowed the apostolic bless
ing upon the whole world as a Christmas
The wife of Bonaparte Wyse, the well
known engineer, died She was
an American.
Hamburg fears another cholera epidem
ic, and the plague is devastating Rus
riau Poland.
Edward Parker Deacon, in an interview
at Paris, characterized his wife as a noto
riously immoral woman.
The Prussian cabinet has unanimously
approved a bill to reform the present sys
tem of voting in Prussia.
An attempt in the chamber of deputies
at Paris to vote “no confidence” in the
government, was met with a decisive de
Spain will send three war ships to take
part in the naval review at New York
next year, in connection with the Colum
bian celebration.
A letter from Rome, published q,t Pa
ris, shows the utter failure of the emieSa
rias of the French Royalists to induce the
Holy See to alter its present friendly feel
ing toward the French republic.
A Roman has offered King Humbert a
novel instrument of warfare. This is a
projectile which, on being shot from a
cannon and striking an object, will pro
duce a luminous disc of 100.0t)0 caudle
power, and thereby expose to vjow $1 em
emy’s position by night at a distance of
from three to four miles.
Washington Notes.
Mr. Harter, of Ohio, denies that hp has
been offered or would accept a cabinet
Senator Washburn is confident of get
ting his pet measure—the anti-option
bill —through the senate.
Congressman Cobb talks of the obsta
cles in the way of effecting an equitable
increase in the whisky tax.
The president has recognized Frank S,
Pratt as consul from Hawaii for the Staten
of Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
A bold scheme of Republican tariff bar
ons to retain their grip on the United
States senate by corrupt methods, has de
Internal Revenue Commissioner Mason
has appointed to office a negro removed
for questionable conduct in connection
with the Baums.
Inquiries of members of the Italian |e
fation elicit the reply that there is ho
ruth in the statement published in one of
the Italian newspapers of New York that
Baron Fava, the Italian minister to the
United States, had been transferred to
The Indian bureau has received a tele
gram stating that O. E. Simmons, th©
agent at Fort Belknap, Mont., who wa»
shot by an Indian several days ago, die 4
from his wounds. Commissioner Morgan
has requested that an army officer be im
mediately detailed to
The Stock Market Has Recovered Crons
the Recent Stringency.
New York, Deo. 26.—Bradstreet, in
his weekly report of trade says:
The stock market shows a disposition
to recover from the effects of the liqui
dation and temporary stringency in
money which marked the beginning of
the week: Speculation, however, is ac
tive and apprehensions of farther gold
shipments check any decided improve
ment, while they give place to bearish
attacks on prices. Reading is now a
weak feature on rumors of bonds issue
and conflicting opinions about the extent
of interest payments on junior securi
ties. Manipulated industrials have re
covered somewhat from the depression,
but seem likely to be a less prominent
feature. The foreign interest in the
market is at a standstill, financial opin
ion abroad inclining to the belief in
United States government bond issue.
The silver market was weak on the ad
journment of the Brussels conference
and the price of bars declined to 83, a
little above the lowest quotations on re •
cord. The fall was, however, checked
by the action of the Indian government
in reducing its offerings of council bills'.
Foreign Exchange Is Finn Again,
the supply of loan bills caused by the
strengency of money having ceased.
Gold engagements for shipment early
next week are anticipated, but now seem
unlikely in any large amount until after
January Ist.
Throughout the south activity in holi
day specialties has ruled with compara
tive quiet in other lines. At Birming
ham and Memphis collections are said
to be only fairly satisfactory, but at
Nashville, Charleston and Atlanta pay
ments by country merchants are being
made with promptness. Sales have been
fairly large and dealers regard the out
look quite hopefully. Sugar is active at
New Orleans at an advance, with pros
pects of higher prices. Receipts of rice
there continue heavy.
For the Love He Bore His Friend He
Goes to Jail.
Memphis, Dec. 26.—Among the con
victs pardoned by the governor, under
the influence of Christmas charity, was
George Berie, a Sicilian, who was sent
up seven months ago for five years for
stealing a watch. Angelo Milazza, an
other Sicilian, and a chum of Berie, was
also suspected, but as it was shown iai
the trial that Berie had pawned the ■
watch, as he refused to implicate Mi
lazza he had to pay the penalty.
At the time it was whispered among
tho Italians here that Berie was not
guilty of "the theft, but had sacrificed;
imself to save Milazza, the real crimi
nal, because the latter had a helpless
family dependent upon him. (
A mr/ith a,Milazza <aod, and then tho
whole truth came out. It appeared that
Berie had actually done as reported, and
after his friend Angelo was beyond the
reach of the law he acknowledged that
he was suffering wrongfully. A peti
tion for his pardon was immediately
gotten up and sent to the governor,
signed by the judge who tried the case,
together with the story of Berie’s self
sacrifice, and yesterday the pardon was
He Saved the Lives of Many by His Pres
ence of Mind.
Cincinnati, Dec. 26. —A serious panic
was narrowly averted at St. Xavier’k
church in this city Sunday morning.
At 6 o’clock, at the celebration of
high mass, the church was crowded to
its utmost capacity. About the altar
and walls were profuse decorations of
evergreen. The candles on the main
altar were lighted and the service begun.
Suddenly a shrill scream startled the
worshipers. Some one had noticed that
the evergreen had been ignited by the
altar candles.
Instantly the cry of fire came from a
thousand throats, and a scene of wild
excitement and terror was begun. A
mad rush was made for the door, and
every ene attempted to get out of thef
building at once.
Police Sergeant Casay, who was at the
exit, quickly sized up the situation and
closed and fastened the door, refusing
to allow any one to leave the building.
The decorations were destroyed, but no
other damage done.
Upon Which He Will Contest the Seat of
Mr. Black.
Augusta, Ga., Dec. 26. —Mr. Watson
has in a formal and official manner
served Major Black with notice of his
intention to contest his seat in the fifty
third congress. The papers have been
served upon Major Black by Mr. John
T. West, of Thomson, Watson’s friend
and legal counsellor. The communica
tion is quite lengthy and charges of
fraud, bribery, corruption, intimidation,
illegal and frequent repeating of votes
are. all contained in the
A written Statement Given Out by Arch
bishop Corrigan.
New York, Dec. 24. —Archbishop
Corrigan has given out the following
written statement respecting the Dr.
McGlynn case:
“The archbishop has learned with great
pleasure the good news published in tha
morning papers of the return of Dr. Mo-
Glynn to the communion of the church.
At the proper time, I will not say when,
I will express to the most reverend dele
gate apostolic, my thankfulness for tha
f;ood offices his excellency has tendered
n the premises.” •
The reporter afterwards had a per
sonal interview with the archbishop,
and asked him if Dr. McGlynn would
be assigned to his old parish of St.
Stephens. The archbishop said:
“I must decline to say anything fur
ther than is contained in the written
statement given to the press.”
Got His Cards.
Tommy had just returned from Sunday
school, and his mother asked him if he had
been a good boy.
“Not very,” he replied.
‘‘Then you didn’t get a good behavior
“Yes, I did. I saved the money you gave
me for the heathen and bought two cards
with it from the other boys.”—Harper’s
Bazar. /

xml | txt