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jhb mooEsa iiabxt reoun, rvt
xrisnxxniNo is ready,
JEaroaVa TJltlmatnat to Abdul. Itmld llaa
Been Detlvered-Raaela Ie Btlll Ldtr
la the Flans to H,k, Europe's Will Bk
apeeted Balttlnm line Itecome a Hotbed
or Gambling Clnba Great ffaandnt Bi.
anlta Effbrta of the Praia and Govern,
neat to Root Them Onl The Fropoaed
(Ilrltlab War of Conquest la the Waatera
rloadan Ninr Marine Fropnlalon bjr
Which a Iloat Travela 34 Mllca ua Hoar.
Sptelill CabU DttfXltck to Till Bcf.
London, Dec BO. Sultan AbduMIamld has
managed to pat, a fairly comfortable Christmas
despite tho (aot that be la In the position of n
criminal nwalttng sentence. Ho ha, been told
this week by hla dear friend M.Nelldoff. tho
J. Russian Ambassador, that tho time has nrrtvel
; for htm to make up his mind to do wliatlhe
powers tell him to do or to make war for some-
'i body muro pllnnt. But he ollnus tenaciously to
S the belief that the Ambassadors ttro no more In
1 earnest now than upon scores of previous occa-
f slons when the situation, to ull appeorani.es,
? was as serious for htm. ns now; and It U becoming
dally eldent that coercion, with all Its perils,
A Trill hate to bo applied. It is alleecd that It Is
In reality those perils that make the powers
l" even now, at the last moment, hesitate to take
h thu Irravocable step. The fleets aro ready, the
It Russian armies are ready In Europe and Asia.
II I Europe's ultimatum has been delivered, and yet
V J decisive notion Is delayed.
It Is suggested to-day that the powers fear
H that Abdul-IIamid has really rrsolred upon
tho desperate expedient of declaring a holy war,
I and perishing. If Deed be, beneath the ruin of his
I empire, and that tho powers are not prepared
B for scch a fearful contingency. France, In
B, particular. Is said to be displaying nt this
BJ critical moment unexpected Irresolution and
Bf belated distrust, not only of England, but ot her
BE friend and ally, Russia. Another Ill-informed
BBL - reporter telegraphs to-day that Austria and Gcr
BB many are again raising objections to coercion,
BBJ and bare notified the other powers ot their in
BBJ ability to take any share therein,
BV There Is no truth in any ot these reports.
BJ? Russia continues to lead Europe. There Is not
BJ ons single power prepared to say her nay In any
H course of action she may deem necessary to
H make Europe's will resDected In Constantino.
H pie; and Abdul-Hamld's mind remains a con-
H t fused miss of hope, fear, fanaticism, mondaclty,
H and fatalism, absolutely without the leaven of
H one quality of manliness or kindliness.
H Btlll, delay Is undeniable and Inquiries here In
B.' , London elicit no reasonable explanation of It.
B The impression seems to prevail, however, that
Hv it la an Integral part of Russia's plans to hare a
B Mohammedan rising In Constantinople against
Bf AbduMIamld, and that thu pauso Is deltberata
BJ, In order to permit the Turkish reformers to de-
BJ pose the Sultan and thus obviate the armed In-
B, tfrventton ot the powers. There may be some-
H i valng in this explanation.
H' Ileyond a doubt Prof. Anthony Salmons and
Hj other refugees In London, who are In close touch
H: with the Young Turkish party, exoeet a revolu-
BJ Uon to occur at any moment, and at a dinner
BJ of the members of the same organization in
Wi Paris, the other night, everybody was excitedly
Hf expecting what to the few outsiders present was
B described vaguely at stirring news from Slam-
Bf boul,
BJ Some months ago M. Gerard Harry, editor of
HI ' JrjdfpCT(tonceJWfl, !n Brntsels, which Is one of
Bi 'n le,t D8wspapers published on the continent
BJ ot Europe, entered upon a campaign against the
If J gambling hells recently established in anum-
r ber of towns in Belgium, with pleasing results.
W&i He is already defendant in several big libel
I j'jFJ actions. A number of gaming dens have been
U closed by the police, and the Government Is
Ihi pledged to deal with tho evil, which was fast
It becoming a grave scandal. M. Harry's cam
H patgn almost establishes a Journalistic record
B , for the conspicuous vigor, courage, and ability
i with which It was condncted. and the rapidity
H , with wblrn results were achieved.
B Within the last twoorthree years, and thanks
li mainly to a very loose kind of legislation,
H ; gambling hells styling themselves private clubs
Hj have multiplied In Belgium. There was llttlo
Hj of the club about them rave tho name, for any-
HI body Mho cared to patronize them could gain
HU acces, with the utmost ease. Not only had such
H; health and pleasure reports as Ostend and Spa
H their CerclesPrlv6s. where ronlette and trente-
H et-quaranto were played upon as large a scale.
Hi nlthougli less openly, as at Monte Carlo,
HJ but establishments of the tamo kind
HB liaveceu cropping up In much smaller places,
HE inrlndlng Dluant, Rochefort, Chaud-Fontaine,
H Namur, Charlerol, and Erqueltnnes. In one lit-
Hi tie villago on the river Mensa there are two
HB casinos, and another village Just across thu
H frontier from France did a roaring trade In the
HB same lino of business, thanks to Us situation
HJI and vigorous advertising In the French news- I
Hk papers. It was the unblushing manner of tout- I
HJ ing this establishment which first attracted the
HB attention of M. Gerard Harry, and there Is rea-
HB sou to believe that about the same time dlpln.
HB roatlc representations were made ut Brussels by
HB tho Fronch Government, whose paternal heart
HB was torn at the almost dally sight of train loads
HH of French gamblers en route to that stratcgi-
HB cally plnced hell.
HB) In truth, all these Cercles Privos did well,
HB and the proprietors were In a fair way to roako
HHj snug fortunes, when the Independence Ililuc and
HH Its Illustrated morning sheot. Lt VetlKJUeu, took i
HH them in baud. The extent of their prosperity
HH may be gauged by the fact that the great Monte
HH Carlo Company saw Its receipts fall last season '
HH by llvo or six million francs through this Bel-
HH glan competition.
HH Early In the movement an attempt was made
HH to bring the club nt DInant to book, but the t
HB Judges ruled that the term" the publlo" did not i
HB legally apply to members of the club duly ,
Hh elected, and thereafter eaob gambling den care-
H fully modelled Itself upon the DInant pattern.
HF But most of them, whllo complying with tho
HJ Belgian Uw as to privacy, advertised largely In
HJ France, England, Uennany, and even In coun.
HJ tries as remote as Russia and Turkey, so that
HJ Leopold's small kingdom awoke one day to find
HJ Itself laboring undernu International reputation
HJ as a handler and safer gambling centre than tho
HJ' principality of Monaco.
HJ But even worse than this was the discovery
B that the gambllng-hell Owners. In order tofa-
Hj cllttate their nofarlous operations, had engaccd
B In a wholesale system of municipal corruption.
B Tho Iiukpnuiance lklge Has charged many mu-
1 nlclpal ofllcers and men of high political mid
J ' eoclal stauding with being In the pay ot gam- j
H ,' biers. The favorite method of corruption has
H i been to buy the services of these public men,
B members of Parliament, lawyers, Jlurgnmas. I
m ' terN A'dcriuon, Town CouncllloM, Jfcc, ns 1'resl-
HE dents or Chairmen of committers of tho so- i
H ' called private clubs.
Ml i In some places rnuletto and trcnte-tt-iiusr-
Bfl ante were actually played in buildings belong. :
H Ing to the tuuniclpalltles. At others Ueiivrals
H in the army hate been seen presiding at the
J Inaugural banquets of such establishments with
I thelnslgulaof theOraer of I.e.ipuM shining mi
H their breasts, and in November lust the Inile-
H )(;ulllir Ud(jc and l'ttt Uiiu began a campaign
H against this publlo scandal apropos of tho hill
then pending In the Senate proposing to Impose
' a tax of a half million francs a rar on all pri
vate clubs where gambling Is carrlid on.
Very soon It was nnnnunciil that action hod
been Initiated against the owners and managers
of the Chaud Fontaine Club for swindling and
i robbery, in that they Issued twenty.flvc-frano
ahares and sold them at extras sgant premiums
uoon the strength nf most lying statements.
Acts at swindling were alleged to have been
1 Mumltted In tbt club lusir, the victim being
inexperienced amateur gamblers. Burgomaster
Borden of Chaud Fontaine was accused of as
sisting In the establishment of thjs club on the
fallacious publlo plea that It would be a good
speculation for the municipality, but really
from motive, of self-interest.
These allegations wero followed by the serving
upon Ptflt IHeu of writs for libel by Berden, by
M. Bansa-Htrelber, one of tho Presidents of the
Chaud Fontaine Club; by Romulus de Mar
colli, the managing director of tho club, and
finally by the English and Chaud Fon
tatuo Club and Casino Company, Limited.
Berden claims 0,000 francs damages,
and the others, each, (10,000 francs.
There It good reason to believe that before these
actions enn be commenced bofore the civil tri
bunal nt Llege.whcre thoy have been set for trial,
Banra-Stralber, Marcelll, and the others con
nected with tho management of the club will be
In prison for criminal aotlons. But M. Berden's
suit will doubtless be tried In due course, and
M. Harry promises plenty ot Interesting rovela
ttons. As for the English company. It Is beyond
doubt a bogus affair formed solely to enable the
l.suo of twenty-lire f rano shares, a figure which
Is not allowed either by Bolglan or French law.
The company has never been registered here,
and Its only local habitation Is a small room In a
back street In the city of London which nobody
ever seems to use. By way ot a bluff, however,
the company has Issued notices to Its swindled
shareholders to attend a meeting In London on
next Monday, The meeting will be the
first ever held by the comunny, but
the meeting placn Is not announced. It
enn scarcely bo heldn tho small room afore
said, because that Is not large enough to swing
a cat In. Despite this uncertainty, howover, a
number of Fronch and Bolglnn shareholders
hue arrived In London to-day, apparently pos
sessed with some vague hope of getting the
directors ot the company arrested on the spot,
and, falling that, wreaking summnry vengeance
upon them. One gentleman whom tho Infuri
ated shareholders are particularly desirous to
lay hands upon Is a i-elf-styled doctor, Victor
Garbould, who has figured largely on prospect
uses and other clubdocnmeuts as a distinguished
English physician and medical advl'cr to the
Prince's of Wales. This has been varied oc
casionally, and Garbould has been otherwise
described as the private medical adviser of
Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's daughter.
Garbould's name, howover, does not appear
upon any medical register In this country, and
It is needless to say that neither Princess knows
anything ot htm. Ae likely as not he is an
Imaginary person Invented by certain shady
Belgians, who are tho real promoters ana own
ers of the Chaud Fontaine Club.
As to the position of affairs In Belgium Itself,
the Government has been moved to take action.
Several Cerrles Prlvis have been summarily
closed, and the managers are awaiting trial on
various charges. A number of foreigners of
doubtful reputation have been expelled from
the country, and there has been a raure qu p?ut
effort among the municipal ofllcers Implicated
In the scandals to rid themselves ot all connec
tion with theso clubs. But a good deal more
than this will have to be done if Belgium Is to
be thoroughly purged.
The independent traders of Liverpool have
lorg been Jealous ot toe exclusive trading
rights enjoyed by the Royal Niger Company on
the west coast of Africa. This feeling has
found vent In various forms, and the latest Is
a strong protest to Lord Salisbury against the
formidable expedition the Niger Comrany hoe
organized and which Is now being mobilized at
Bonny. This document reveals, on the author
ity of Mr. James Plnnoek. former director nf
the Klgor Company, the real object of the ex
pedition about which so much secrecy has beon
He declares that the goal ot the expedition is
the Nupe country, and though the attack Is
being made with the ostensible objector putting
down slavery, it Is more than hinted that the
real object In view is nothing short of a robber's
raid, a repetition of the Jameson Invasion ot the
Transvaal, only that, instead of the Boer it Is
the despised negro who Is to be attacked. The
Nupe country is part of the great Sokoto Empire,
In which the cavalry force alone amounts to no,
000 men, while the Infantry Is more numerous.
On the river, with their armed boats and Max
ims, the Niger forces will be able to take care
of themselves, but should they attempt to pene
trate into the country and be attacked In broken
ground then the complete annihilation of the
expedition Is clearly prophesied by Mr. Plnnook,
There are twenty English army ofllcers serving
with the expedition, and what Liveroool is ask
ing is, if theso men are wiped out, which soems
quite probable. Is the English Government go
ing to send an avenging expedition to bolster up
the waning prestige of the Royal Niger Com
pany ? What some other thoughtful men
outside of Liverpool are asking Is, If the
British Government can lend Itself to a game
of spoliation nt the suggestion ot this char
tered company, what amount of credence can be
attached to their repudiation of complicity In
the Jameson rt Id ? The expedition Is attacked
as being a, unwarrantable In one case ns In the
other. It Is said thnt a political agent of the
Niger Company, one Wallace, was formerly
second engineer on board a small river steamer
on the Nljier, and It It solely on this man's rep
resentations that the raid has been organized.
It Is announced from NewcaslIe-on-Tyne thnt
Mr. Charles Algernon Parsons, the clever
brother of the well-known astronomer Earl
Rosse, has Invented a new marlno motor which,
us tho phraso goes, will revolutionize steam
navigation. Mr. Parsons Is a member of an
engineering firm and an eminently practical
man, nnd ho and his firm have sufficient con
fidence In the Invention to put their money Into
it. The motor Is an adaptation of the turbine
system, nnd It already Is beyond the stage of
experiment. A torpedo boat, built and fitted
with It and named Turblnla, has Just had a trial
trip ouUldo tho Tyne. She is similar to a first
class torpedo boat, 100 feet long over all, 0 feet
broad. Her engine, weigh only four and a half
tons, and are placed right at the bottom ot the
vessel, ngntust the Bkln, She attained the enor
mous speed of UP.Q knots, or thirty-four miles,
an hour, and this was obtained from only one
watcr-tubo boiler with eleven hundred square
feet ot heating surface and forty. two square
feet of gralo surface, with furnaces fired fore
and aft from tuo closed stoke holes.
Tho propeller was driven at the rata of 2,400
revolutions a minute, whloh Is more thnn three
times tho highest rate heretofore attained In
mniino propulsion. Turblnla's boiler pressure
Is -.'5 pound, to the squaro Jnoh, and the press
ure at the turbines Is lnO pounds. Sonioyoart
ago Mr. Parsons applied tho steam turbine sys
tem as a motor where highspeed, aro necessary,
a, In electilcul machinery, but lt has taken him
years to overcomo the numerous difficulties In
tho way of Its application to marine propulsion.
Tho Newcastle ChronUle, In an Inspired article
on the subject, claims for the new system thu
following ten desiderata: , Increased speed.
'.'. Increased carrvlng power of vessel. :). In.
created economy in steam consumption, i. In
creased facilities for navigating shallow waters.
C. Reduced initial cost. 0. Reduced weight of
machinery, 7, Reduced cost of attendance on
machinery. 8. Diminished cost of keeping
up machinery. 0, Largely reduced vibration,
10. Reduced size and weight of screw propt Her
and shafting.
Gala la the Gold Ueaerve.
Wasiiinoton, Dtc. 20. There has been a per
reptlble gain in the gold reserve si nee Christ
mat eve. From that time up to to-day thedepotltt
ere fl,SU7A'U7 over the withdrawals. The
gain win brought about principally by heavy
exchangee of Australian V0ld for United States
notes In San Franoltco,
Mbaaley'a a la Carte Dlaaerw
CAiivr.ExsxKnH or xitn famous
The Flatol Hnd n Patented Attnehmeat to
Prevent It from Oolatc OB, and, to Prove
It, tfliorvlea (flapped It Dims on the
Oar The Vletlm Ilia Intimate Frlead.
By the acoldental discharge of a pistol In the
hands of William A. Showles, Jr., known on
three continents oslthe champion bareback cir
cus rider ot tho world, Ansel Croft was shot In
the Union Hotel, Red Bunk, N. J at 12:16
o'clock, yesterday morning, Tho bullet en
tered the right side of tho abdomen, plercod
tho uppper part of the left lobo of the liver, and
lodged. It Is supposed, in the muscles ot the
back. Twelve hours after ho was thot Croft
died. Showlos was immediately arrested at his
home in Long Branch, charged with man
slaughter, and locked up in the Mouraouth
county Jail at Freehuld.
Croft, who was S3 years old, was employed ai
a barkcenor In tho Union Hotel, which Is kept
by his stepfathor, Henry C. liadcau. For years
Croft and Showles had been the warmest
frlonds. The latter never visited Red Bank that
he did not drop In to see Croft- It fact It wns
only to Bee his friend that Showles went to Red
Bank at all. From the time tho season of the
Barnum & Bailey show ceased In tho fall, and
Showles returned to his Long Branch home to
spend tho wlnlor, he and Croft were almost con
stantly together until lt was time for Showles
to Join tho show In the spring.
Showles hadn't seen Croft for two or three
days, and therefore on Christmas evening
he concluded to drive over to Red Bank and
pay a visit to tho Union Hotel. Accordingly
ho ordered a pair of road horses, which he
keeps expressly for his own uso during the win
ter season, and of which ho Is particularly
fond, hitched up, whllo ho prepared for his
drive. It beluga flno night and the sleighing
good, Showlos did not tako the most direct rond
to Red Bank, over the flvo-mile turnpike, but
took a more roundabout course, that ho might
have the longer sleigh ride.
It was not far from 10:30 o'clock when ho
drove up to tho Union Hotel. The hotel faces
the south and Is but a short dislanco from the
Shrew Jury River. A hall, running from north
to south, separates the barroom from the par
lor aud other rooms of the hotel on the ground
floor, lhe barroom Is on the cast side of the
hall, and In the rear of lt Is n billiard room.
When Showlos entered tho barroom there was
a number of men therr. all of whom he knew.
Croft v,as behind the bur. Shim los nodded a
greeting to tho loungers and then, going up to
the bar, he reached out his hand to Croft nnd
said: , ,
"Ah. Anslol How's the boyr I'm end to see
you. I Jut thought I'd come over to Ionic after
you a bit and wish you a merry Christmas."
Croft's greeting to Showles wns quite as cor
dial as Hint of .showles to htm. Small talk. In
which even body in the room engaged, fol
lowed, and after a little everybody hail a drink
on btiOHles'b Invitation. Then somebody elu
treated and one round ot drinks followed
another.untileierybody noa Ingood humor. No
one, however, was intoxicated. Finally Showles
suggested a four-handed game of pool, the
platers to be Croft, himself, u man whom he
culled his groom, and uuo other, Showlos Is a
fair plajer and Croft wan recognized as the best
billiard player and one of tho best pool players
in Monmouth county.
The suggestion of u pool garni) was agreeable
all around und the four rcpalro! to the billiard
room. In anticipation of seeing soino good
playing, most of the others In the barroom found
teats In the billiard room. A number ot drinks
wero served during the play, which continued
until a few minutes beforo midnight. Showles
looked at his watch and exclaimed:
" Well. boys. I've cot to quit. It's nearly mid
night, and fl'o time a newly marrlrd man was
at hum. Let's have another drink and then
I'm off."
Accordingly, all adjourned to the barroom for
a parting round of drinks. While the party
was standing at the bar Home "no cam') out of
the billiard room with Shnnlrs's ovorcoat.
" Here, Billy." said the one who hud the coat,
"you don't want to gooff without this. You'll
need It onfore yon gut home."
" You're right there," Showles replied. " but I
wouldn't mind losing tho coat mi much as I
would something that's In II. Tell )ou what,
bom, this Is my best friend."
With that Showles pulled nnt of the pocket of
the coat a :iH-calibro hmilh & Wesson revolver
and loused lion the bar. behind uhlch and al
mostln front of where the revolver was tossed
Croft stood.
"I ay there. Billy I" exclaimed Croft, "If
you're going to throw guns uruund like that, go
hire a circus lot. I don't want to be blown Into
kingdom come. Is It loaded f"
"Of course It's loaded," replied Showles.
" What good would nn empty gun be to me. If I
needed a gnu at all? But ll won't go oil. Ansle,
you needn't worry about that. It's got, a patent
attachment and, unless adjusted, ou couldn't
make It go off."
With that tho equestrian picked np the re
volver and threw lt down on tho bar with a good
deal of force, ,
"See "
A loud report and a puff of smoke Interrupted
what Showles was about to nay. At the sume
time Croft staggered and fell down behind the
har. All was confusion and excitement in tho
room in an Instant. George Buuell, a lumber
merchant of this city, with - home In Red
Bunk, and ex-Mnrthal Amos Bennett rushed
around behind the bar to see what had hap
pened to Croft, A hole In his trousers n little to
the right of the navel sliowtd where the bullet
hnd entered his body. Wlnlo the two men worn
bending over Croft Showles rushed around, nnd,
kneeling beside the prostrate man, exclaimed :
"Oh. my God! My God! What have I done?
Oh, Ansle! (let upl bpoak to me! Are you
much hurt, man? Speak, Ansle I 1 didn't mean
to hurijnu."
"I know jou didn't, old boy." said tho wonnd
ed man, falnlly. "I know it was an accident.
Billy, but I guess I'm done for. You shouldn't
have been so careless."
While tho three men wero bending over Crnft
and the others were crowded about him. Mr,
Badeau, Croft's stepfather, and the proprietor
of the hotel, came In.
" What's the matter here?" he cried, " What's
happened J"
The others stepped aside and what he saw was
all ) tnswer he needed.
"' no has done this?" he cried. "Where's
the man who has murdered my bo r'
There was dead silence for a moment and then
Showles cried out again:
, "My Uodl Mytiodl What have I done?"
f ?Ab! you'ro the murderer, Billy Showles!
iu. my boy's fast friend, have killed him!
ml yon! yon! you!"
With that, Badeau made one leap and clutched
the wretched man by the throat. Badeau was
almost crazed In his frenzy, and Showles'a face
grew purple at the grip tightened on bis throat.
Then, with one band at Show lea's neck, iladrau,
with the other, picked up the revolver that wn,
still lying on the bar and brought It down over
Sbowles's head. Inflicting a long tcajp wound.
Fearing that another homicide might occur,
some nf the bystanders caught Badeau and held
lilm, while others led Showles away.
At the same time Bunsell and Bennett lifted
Croft np, carried him Into the hotel parlor and
laid him upon a couch. Badeau followed, and
soon he reappeared in the barroom, where '
Showles was tlttlng like a man in a tranre.
Looking up as Badeau entered, Showles asked:
" How badly Is he hurt, Hsrry ?"
"Don't speak to mu! Don't speak to mol"
cried Badeau. " Get out of ray sight! (let out of
this bouse! I never want to lay eyes on you
Slowly, like a man enfeebled by the weight of
yenrt. Showles got up, drew on his gloves, and
mined to go out.
"I'll go. Harry, I'll go. I don't wonder you
speak so. If you want to send the ofllcers after
me, they'll And me w hen they want me, I'll be
nt home waiting lor them."
With that Showles went out Into the night
and began adrlveoter the old turnpike to Long
Hrnnrn. with such feelings as only he could de
crlbc, and perhaps he couldn't. In the little
two-Mory tavern nn "A harf avenue the
InctoiH nero doing all they could to save Croft's
life He wns perfectly conscious and suf.
fereil very little pain. Iloxpoke of an odd ten
sullun, something that felt ns If water were
trickling through his abdomen. When tho
dot tors heard this they shook their heads
gravel). It was derided that It would boun
wipe to search for the bullet until the morning.
U daylight Croft's condition ot about the
same, sate that ho was growing xteadlly
weaker. A lion v 10 n'clook he called hla mother,
hl stepfather, and tho other members of the
fiimlly about him nnd said:
"I think I'm going i.o die. lean feel that my
strength Is going fast. I want to tell you all
The Florida Limited,
In addition to the two fn.t express trains now In
operstlon Iwtivren hew York and Florida rls the
Bouilier-i Hnllwat niel K v and K, learim Wew York
4:i)i)l' M and Isilfi A. J. dsby, comment-lug Jan H,
will la return, de turk and finrida MnilieU lesr
lug New Yors daily, escopt Sunday, UUO noon,
reaching Jacssoujllfe followlnn allernoon 8 0. Ht.
Augustine 4IHU. Tun Unfit train srer operated be
twetn Hew York and Florida, composed of Ulnlux.
Glrtplnr.Cotnparlrusnt, and Obserrattoa cart. ltw
York to 81. Ausu.llntaud Pullman Drawing Boom
lTlt8l5? vu- " ,or V
sood-by while I may. And I want to tell you
something else: Billy didn't mean to shoot. Wo
hadn't any quarrel, nor et er had nnv wonts. It
was all an arcldentand I don't want any harm
to eonie to Billy on my account."
With that the young man sank back upon hit
pillow and slept until the doctors rnme to oper
ate nnnn him. There wero eeven physicians In
nil. Dm. Flold. Whlltoninre, Warner, hayre.
Rush, and Brown of Red Ilnnk, nnd Dr. Taylor
of Mlddletown. Dr. Taylor performed the
operation. The patient was put under tho Influ
ence of an amctilietln shortly bofore noon.
When the surgeon's knife bad revealed tho
fact thnt the bullet had pierced tho liver, and
that there was much Internal hemorrhage. It
was known that his life could not ba saved, and
tho operation went no further. The patient hnd
been growing rapidly weaker while the Doctors
had been working. And, In spite of tho stimu
lants administered. Croft died before they had
finished their work.
As soon as Croft's death was announced, Con
stable Frank Stryker went before Justice of
the Peace Henry J. Child and sworn out a war
rant charging Showles with manslaughter.
Stryker had no difficulty In finding Showles,
and the prisoner wa, taken to the county Jail
at Freehold, Ho will be arraigned be
fore! County Judge J. Clarence Conover
to-morrow morning and will probably ho ad
mitted to ball to await tho action of tho Coroner
and Grand Jury, District Attorney Charles 11.
Ivens said yesterday afternoon that ho hnd
carefully gone over all the clrcumslunccs lend
ing up to tho shooting, nnd hnd become con
vinced that It was purely the result of careless
nets on Showles's part. Whether or not lt was
rrlmlnul carelessness was not for him to sny.
Under the circumstances. Mr. Ivens said, ho
would not oppose an application to admit the
prisoner to ball.
Showles Is about 38 years old, and has re
cently been mnrrled for the second tlmo.
He Is the adopted aon of William A. Showles,
the veteran bareback rider, who was the
chnmplon more than a quarter of a
century ago. When the old man was
with a show about twentr-flre years ago
he ran across a youngster about 10 or It! years
old. who nttracted his fancy. The lnd'n namo
was Costelln. Showles got permission to adopt
him, did so, and named him William A,
Sliowlc, Jr. He taught tho boy to ride and fur
n number of years the two travelled about to
gether with circuses, riding the same horse In
the ring.
When the old man concluded to retire nnd
take up the livery business In Long Branch his
odopti d son succeeded to hla title and soon
ecllped the old man's reputation. For the past
twelve or fourteen years Showles has been with
the Barnum & Bailey show. Ho Is short and
thick set. and has extremely dark eyes, hair,
and mustache.
rnitcn to Kir. i. nr court.
Yoaatc Dreyfna Points a Pistol at Mre.
JuTarkua la Yorkvllle SJourt.
In the Yorkvllle Court yesterday a young man,
who was summoned to answer a charge ot as
sault preferred by a woman, drew a revolver
and tried to shoot the woman whllo both wero
standing on the bridge befuro Mnglstrato Went
worth. Iho would-be murderer was disarmed
and locked up. He Is Samuel Dreyfus, 1M years
old, of 313 East Seventy-second street, lhe
woman Is Mrs. Caroltno Markut. who Uvea at
210 East Forty-fifth street.
Mrs. Markus doclared that two weeks ago,
while she was In a butcher shop on First ave
nue, between Twenty-fifth nnd Twenty-slxth
streets, Dreyfus, who drives a fat wagon,
entered and, without provocation, struck her In
tho face. The woman was telling of this and
other escapades of thu prisoner when Dreyfus
suddenly drew a revolver from his pocket and
aimed lt at her. Instantly the court room was
In a commotion.
Magistrate WentworthySprang from his seat
In alarm, while two of the court ofllcers seized
Dreyfus and took the weapon from him before
ho could pull the trigger. Mrs. Markus tittered
a scream of terror when she taw the weapon
' pointed at her. After he had been overpowered
Dreyfus kept shouting at the woman : " I want
your blood I" A brand new dagger in a sheath
was found In his pocket.
Dreyfus was arraigned again when the ex
citement had "subsided.
" Did you Intend to shoot that woman V asked
the Magistrate.
" I did," replied the prisoner. Then, turning
to Mrs. Markus, who had been conducted buck
to the bridge, he cried -excitedly: "If I get free
again 1 will it atch for you and bare your blood."
On the woman's complaint the prisoner was
held in J'-'.OOO ball to answer.
Mrs. Markus said that Dreyfut's father Is
employed ns superintendent nf a dressed beef
company In First avenue. Her husband used
to be asilstant foreman there. Young Dreyfus
wns also employed by the firm to collect fat.
Mrs. Markus raid that Dreyfus hnd got Into a
number of difficulties frutn which his father,
it ho Is well-to-do. hud rescued him. The young
man always maintained that oho hud made
trouble for him at home, an accusation which
she denied.
The prisoner said that his father bad been
very friendly to Mrs. Markus, nnd had procured
her nuslmnd a place with the dressed beef com
pany. Markus, he said, was detected In a theft
and sent to prison for three months. The de
tection wns made by Dreyfut's father, and the
young man declared that Mrs. Markus had said
that she would get even tilth Drejfus the elder
through the son. Mrx. Markus told his mother
all klndh of stories about him. and prejudiced
his parents to such an extent that he had been
ordered out of the housr. Last week she went
to wnere he was at work In a butcher shop and
attacked him with a butcher's cleaver. During
tho struggle to gnln possession of the cleat or,
Drerfus said, he struck bor In the eye. She ap
plied for a warrant, but only obtained a sum
mons. When It was xerred upon him Dreyfus
armed himself for the purpose of taking her
life. This he fiankly admitted.
Got, Atklnaon Ileli-nnee the Adventurer
Who Poned ne "Lord Ilerearard."
,iulta. On.. Dec. 20. Gov. Atkluson has
pardoned Sidney Lascelles, who was itnonn
throughout the country as "Lord Buresford,"
and who in 1803 was sent to prison for forgery.
He gave a fitlso check to Hamilton ,fc Co.,
bankers, in Rome, Ga., for 1,000 on a London
bank. He was arrested, but fled to Canada,
whore he was re-nrrcstod.
YoNKEite. N. Y., Dec. SO. Sidney Lascelles,
the adventurer who has been pardoned by the
Governor of Georgia, was the husband of Miss
Maud Lllienthal of this city. Miss Lllleotbal
became acquainted with Lascelles In Algiers
and became Infatuated with him. The Ltllen
tbals own a flue estate on the banks ot the
Hudson, on Broadway, adjoining Greyttonc, the
home of the late Samuel J, Tllden. They also
own a large estate in Georgia, where the family
spend the winter. It was at this place that
Lascelles inluced Mils Lllienthal to elope.
The elopement wat preceded by a tceneonthe
latin In front of tho family home, Mrs. Lllleu
thnl became uware of tho proposod tlopement
and set out to catch them. Lascelles drove up
In a larriage, and Miss Maud left the house fol
lowed by her mother, Mrs. Lllienthal tried to
restrain her daughter, but the "I,ord" Inter
fered and, tripping the old lady up, sunt her
sprawling on the green lawn, 'lhe young couple
then Jumped into the carriage and drove oft.
They were married and shortly afterwards the
bridegroom was at rested.
Mre. Latcellet obtained a divorce last spring,
Last July Mrs. Lllienthal died, leaving nearly
31,000.000, Her will was probated in the Sur
rogate's Couit at White Plains. When the will
was opened the family and friends were sur
prised to II ud that Maud bad received an Income
of 10,000 a year for life.
A clause said that as she bad tnarrled a ills
repu table man against the wishes of her mother
ebe should not share an equal part of the estate
with her brothers and sisters. Miss Lllienthal
a few weeks ago was up in supplementary pro
ceedings before Judge Dykman in White I'lnlns.
It Is tali! that the had guaranteed several thou
sand dollars' worth of debts ot her divorced
Bliot Out the Lights on the Christmas Trar.
Abiilamd, Ky., Deo, SO. BUI Morrow entered
Kavanaugh Chapel, in Lawrence county, on
'Ihursday night Just as the distribution of pres
ents was In progress and amused himself by
emptying two six-shooters at the tapers blaring
no the tree. When members of the ciingirgn
tlon sought to quiet hliu he pulled a third re
vnlverand began shouting prninlscuuiisl), fn.
tally wounding George Paik unaleatiug rlesli
wounds on Tom Bonders and Miss Alllu Morgan.
Morrow then escaped on horseback.
Horse Killed In sn Unusual Mnnnrr,
A One horte attached to one nf John Wnna
maker's delivery wagons was killed by a cabUi
car In Park row lesterday. The hone was left
vinndlmr In trout of the Poller building, and
Incoming ularined at u p.using car poked hi,
hcud through the window. The broken glass
cut toe animal's throat.
Htralabt la tua Bull' JBje I
Is where Ulkrr's Expeetpraot hits a couth or cold
eruyitme. Mens book If U fUJtaua.
WELL-icxotrx ci.unatKx iismixn
Their I.ltttn Gnrno nf Draw oa a Ixtntr
Island Mptelnl Train Rndelr Ilrotcen Up
Mr. Knnpp dims to llta TSree Klnta
I.Ike a Hero The Engine Iladly nattered.
There was a shooting mntch a week ngo
yesterday on ths grounds of tho Westminster
Kennel Club at Babylon, L. L, and those mem
bers who took part went therefrom Long Island
City Inn special train consisting of Englno ll'.'
and a tingle- prlvato car. Charles McKeoter
tins tho engineer, and he Jumped tho light train
along to its destination In such n manner as to
mako the teolh of the shooters rattle. Tho
thirty. eight miles bsttrcen Long Island City
and Babylon were ouverrd lu exaotly forty
three minutes, and tho brevity of tho Journey
seriously interfered with a quiet little game of
poker in tho prlvato car. William R. Knapp,
who. It Is said, wat considerably behind the
game, and who had Just opened a Jack pot with
n pnt straight, protested because his compan
ions wouldn't play out tho hand.
"It's Just ray luck." Knapp grumbled. "The
first hand I've held In n month. I'll travel on a
slow freight hereaftor,"
McKeerer leaned out ot the cab and grinned
as tho party got out of tho car. Knapp shook
his flit at him.
" We'll do a little better going back," said the
englnoer, and turning to Fireman Shlrtollft he
began to scold him for not keeping hi, steam at
tho propor notch.
The shoot passed oft without a httoh, and thn
members ot tho party were In flno spit Its when
they boarded the private car for the return Jour
ney. The cards and chips were brought out,
and in tho fractional part of a minute the poker
gnrae was in full swing again. Seated around
tho tablo. with tho full privilege nf drawing
cards, wero W. A. II. Stafford, Walter W. Wat
rout, C, M. Chaoln, Joseph 1'. Knapp. and Wll
Hum R. Knapp. Col. Butler was n fascinated
spectator. W. R. Knapp wanted the game to
begin Just where it had left off, to ho could
have a chance to bet on his pat straight,
but the others would not hear ot any such Irreg
ular proceeding in a friendly game ot draw.
Tho cards were dealt and the chips were rat
tllng on the board when Engineer McKeever
backed No. 02 against the private car and mode
ready to start. By tho time the train rolled out
of tho station Mr. Watrous had considerable
difficulty In looking over tho top of his chips.
W. R. Knapp was a steady loser, and he urged
the others to play fast, to that he might have a
chance-to get even.
In the mean time the train waa plunging alone
at tcrrlDo speed, and the private car rocked
from side to side with the swing of a Dutch
cradle, but without Its smoothness. The sway
ing of the train mado the chips dance about liko
quicksilver, but tho players heeded neither the
spcod or the motion, for tho game was at a criti
cal point. When leaving Massapeaua the play
ers threw up their hands, and It was a natural
Jack. Hand after hand was dealt, but no one
was fortunate enough to draw openers,
and the process of "sweetening" went on
until there was a mighty stack of oblps In the
middle of the board. Snddenly W. R, Knapp'r
faco became rigid, and ho drew a long breath.
Holding bis cards close to bis chest, he peered
at them cautiously. When he had satisfied
nlmielf that he was not mistaken in the first
estimate of his hand he placed his cards, faco
down, carelessly In front of lilra and smiled the
smilo nf a man who had struok a " good thing "
for the first time. He had drawn three kings.
He Is sn accustomed to drawing bobtail flushea
that Invariably refused to till and straights
with disconnected middles, that he could not
trust hls'ctes when ho saw the;kings. Mr. Staf
ford passed, Mr. Wntrous, w'ho was hug
Slug two deuces, looked lung at his hand, but
nally admitted that he had not the where
withal to open tho pot. All this time W. R.
Knapp wasltoylng impatiently with his chips.
When his turn cams he grabbed up a dollar
"I'll open "ho snld, and Just then there
was a terrllic crash, as though the engine hnd
been smashed Into atoms. There wns a roar of
escaping steam, which enveloped tho car, and
a shower of gravel und cinders pattered on the
windows. All the players except W. It. Knapp
threw down their bands and fled to the rear of
the car. Knapp did not etlr from his seat, and
above the roar and the din hla voice could be
heard pleading it lib tho players to return to
the game.
"It's tho second good hand I've had In a
month." ho shouted. "If you fellows have one
drop of sporting blood In your veins you'll come
back and play out the Jack." But tho players
heeded him not. Tho train was running at ter
rific speed, the showers of gravel ugalnst the
windows broke some of the glass, and the car
was tilled wltn steam. Finally Mr. Watrous
ran forward to Und out what bad happened,
and n, he was about to put his hand on the door
knob tho front door flow open, and the body of
Fireman MitrtclllT was projected Into the cnr.
His overalls and Jumper wero plastered with
mud. and hi, (ace w as a sight to behold.
"Wa-nhat'a tho matter?" gasped Mr. Wat
rous. When Shlrtclltf got his breath he ex
plained that both parallel rods on the engine
had broken while the train was running sixty
mile, an hour. Both rods seemed to snnp at the
same Instant, and they whirled back on the cab
with awful force, smashing in the. roof and de
ranging the machinery to such an extent that
McKeever was unable to thut off the
rienm. Shtrtcllft wan stooping over to
gather up a shovelful of coal from
the tender when the crash came. McKeever
had Just left his seat for nn Instant, and thus
both men escaped the blows of the heavy rods.
McKrover tried to push In the throttle, but the
connecting roil of the bar was bent so badly that
ho could uol budge It. Then, like llgntulng, his
hand glided to the little lever of the air brake.
But this, too, was Jammed down in nucha man
ner that no human power could muvelu Mean
while the speed of the train did not slaoken,
and with each revolution of the drivers the
huge parallel rodt were whirled bock on
the cab and framework of the engine
with violence. With every blow splinters of
wood and scraps of Iron were hurled In the air, ,
and the engineer and his stoker feared that i
they would net er live to tee tho end of 02's run.
McKeever, climbing nut of the wrecked cab,
made his way carefully to the sand box, to '
which he clung for life. The fireman crawled
ovor the pile of coal In the tender and Jumped
to the front platrorm of the car.
When tho Westminster clubmen realized
their danger they determined to make an effort
to stop the flight of the runaway train. Sev
eral of them went to the front platform with
Fireman Shlrtoltff, and amid the clouds nf
escaping steam and showers of cinders and
fxarel they sought to dlsoonnect the rubber
lose lending from the engine to the air brake.
Mr, Watrous leaned over In the space between
the tender nnd the engine platform, but his
arm whs not long enouirh to reach the connec
tion. Firemen Shlrtnllff tried his hand, and,
although his lingers touched the hose, he could
not reach the connection. The clubmen re
tlnd again Into the car. and they were
about to hold a consultation when the
speed nf the train began to tlaoken.
Tim ttram in the engine was running low,
nnd whe'i th train wa, wtihln two miles of
Wnntagli It ramn to it dead halt. When the
cluhtmn scrambled from the car they were np
nallednttho extent of the damage to the engine.
The i ah was smashed to flinders, tho Jacket of
the holler it as rent In many places, and steam
win escaping from all tho Joints, The car
wns plastered with mud nnd soarcely a pane of
glass In ll was unbroken. McKeever. who was
uninjured, walked to Wantngh and telegraphed
for another engine. hlch soon arrived, and the
wrecked train, with the clubmen aboard, was
hauled Into Long Island City forty minutes late,
"Did you eter henr of such luck?" growled
W It, Knapp a, they walked toward the ferry.
"Three kings nnd nerer a cliance to bet them."
A Hell nay Tries la Ilurn a Hotel.
Tuny, N, ., Dec. 'JO, -Because Proprietor
Stiles spoke harshly to him yesterday after
noon Jeirmluh hiillltan, a slxteen-year-nld bell
buy at tint Troy House, went into rooms 13 and
17 of lhe lintel Inst night and started a Are In
ai h apartment. Thu hotel was crowded with
gtiH.iKHt the time. The. tiro was discovered by
a tinman who occupied n room on the third
llnnr. The Humus wrre quickly extinguished
lid the loss wns slight. Sullivan wat arrested
in suspicion of being the Incendiary, This
morning ho was arraigned before Magistrate
llonnhue und held In t'.'.OOO ball for further
examination next Saturday. He confetted hit
E. Je W.
Wluamte. Wlntmto
A now collar Ai
To Boutaara Keaorta,
Florida fast Line, Atlantis Coast Line, and Flani
Bsteai, via Wathlnstou, Hlchuond, Charlttlon. Vtt
aad XOl Broadway, Hew Yorkv-vlda,
The Hlzth Incident nl (he Kind In Thnt
Mt ii to In HIk Days.
OWRKBnniio, Ky.. Deo. SHI. Alfred Holt, col
ored, alias Alexander, tho murderer of I'ollco
Officer W, A. White, wn, taken from Jnll by a
mob at U:30 o'clock this morning nnd hnnced,
to a tree In Iho Court Houso yard. This Is Ken.
turky's sixth lynching In six days. About ':10
o'clock two mon knocked at thn Jail door, und,
In response to n question of Deputy Jailer John
Ashby, Jr., said they had a prisoner they wished
to lock up for snfo keeping. Young Ashby
opened thn door only to faco two big rctolrora.
He was overpowered nnd the kos were taken
from him.
At a signal from the two men thirty or fortr
others poured Into tho Jnll. Proceeding up
stairs, several of the mob held Jailer John Ash
by captive, while two others moled on to tho
cell whero Holt and the five other negroes Im
plicated with him were asleep. Thoy were not
aroused from their beds till tho kess rattled In
tho key hole. Then they plcndod for mercy.
Tho leader said Holt wa, the guilty man, nnd
ho alone was wanted. Pleading for his life.
Holt wa, taken out of the Jail, through the
Court Houso yard to the east tide, facing tho
Rudd Houe. He had time to pray, nnd then a
rope wa, placed about his neck. In ten minutes
Holt had been slrnngled to death. Holt hod
only been brought here a few days ago from
Louis! Illc, wnere ho wns taken for sato keeping.
Small Dots Hiring Their riled to the
Mnor'a Mlelgli nnd Iluve a Pine Time.
Canton, O , Dec 20. Major McKlnloy found
an unusually largo correspondence watting him
this morning, nnd ho wns kept very busily en
gaged dnrlng the greater part of the forenoon.
Just before luncheon, how over, he took a long
walk through the residence pnrtof tho city. Ho
went out unaccompanied.
During tho afternoon he took a sleigh ride.
Several little boys woro on tho street with tholr
sleds and the Major called to them to hitch on.
They were not slow to nccopt the Invitation,
and the President-elect enjoyed lt a, much a,
the boys themselves. Major McKlnley had no
callers of Importance to-day. Nono Is expected
nntll Moudaj, when the members of Congress
will begin to return to Washington,
TOhsioi axd the 1 1 nunc cnuncn.
The Holy Hrnod If ecldee to Excommunicate
Mlm-The Czar Blur Not 1'crmlt It,
Bkri.in, Dec. 20. Adtlces from St. Poters
bnrg say thnt a sensation has been created
there br the decision of tho Holy Synod to ex
communicate Count Lvof Tolstoi, the cele
brated Russian author, from tho orthodox
church upon the ground that his works aro cal
culated to and do undermine tho Church.
The Synod was Incited to this action by M,
Pobedonostzoff, the Procurer-General of tho
Synod, who proposes to summon Count Tolstoi
beforo the Synod for trial, which will Involve
his being deprived of his civil rights. It Is Im
probable, however, that the Czar will assent to
any action of the tribunal that goes further
than condemnation of somoof Count Tolstoi's
tracts and essays.
91,000 Tor Aldermen and 81,500 for Cans.
ellmen the Flsnrea Aarerd Oa.
It was learned last night that the Committee
on Draft of the charter for the Greater New
York.have agreed to fix the salary of Aldermen
at $1,000 and of Councllmcn at Si. 600. Mem
bers ot the present Board of Aldermen get
Oae of CblcnBO'a City Fattier Cbarsed
with nn Election Murder.
CniCAOo. Dec. 20. As the result of Informa
tion gained recently by Police Inspector
Echaack from two non-resident witnesses, tho
Grand Jury to-day voted an Indictment against
Thomas J, O'Malley, Alderman from the
Twenty-third ward, charging complicity In the
murder of On, Coltlnnder. saloon keeper and
Twenty-third Ward politician, on election night,
November. 1HH4.
Half a dozen members of the notorious " Mar
ket street gang" have been suspected by tho
Sollce of this crime. John Bingham and John
antry ot the gang were also Indicted to-day on
the same charge.
Collmnder had received the nomination for
North Town Collector, and entered tho (tolling
place at 1 17 Oak stroet about midnight to w atch
the count of votes. Soon after his arrival a
band nf the Market street criminals broKe In
the door and a fight followed. Colllander was
shot through the body and head, dying In n few
Tho Indictment of O'Malley caused a gre-tt
surprise In police circles and among politicians
at the City Hall. He has a plumbing establish
ment In his ward, was serving his first term In
the Council, and has always been regarded as a
good citizen.
Another Tragedy In lradvllle Deb Golns
There to Help the Hlrlkrrn.
LEAtiviu.K, Col., Dec. 20. Patrick Carney, a
union miner, was shot nnd killed Bhortly after
11 o'clock this morning at his own doorstep by
four Mls'ouiinnp, non-union miners Carney
and his wife had Just returned from n Christ
mas festival when they met tho Mls-ourlans at
the door. A quarrel ensued, and Carney was
shot through the bead and Instant!) killed, Tho
soldiers, hearing the shots, charged on the four
men and arrested them.
Teiime IlAt'TE. Ind Dec. 80. It is announced
that Eugene Dabs will go to Colorado at onie to
help tho Leadrllle strikers. Ho will speak In
the Colorado cities, beginning in Leadvllln,
where there is to be a big demonstration on his
arrival. President Boyceof the Western Min
ers' Federation, who stopped here on his way
home from the convention of the American
Federation of Labor, sats public sentiment is
still with the 3,000 men who went on a strike
last June against a reduction ot SO cents a day
below the Colorado acale, and that tho men can
hold out Indefinitely, as the miners In other
places are contributing to their support. While
here Mr. Bojce received n despatch earing that
828,000 had been sent from Butte to Leadrllle
to assist the striking miners.
Two Men and a Girl Lost In a rltorm "While
Croaalna; to Grlndalone latnad.
Clatton, N, Y Dec SO. Yesterday after
noon Edward C. Rogers, superintendent of
Calumet island, opposite Clayton, the summer
residence of Charles O, Emery of New York
city, accompanied by hla young son Frank and
Miss Minerva Bobbins, left Calumet Island In
an Ice punt for Grindstone Island, where Miss
Bobbins resides. A squall and snow storm
oame up while they were crossing, hiding them
from view. They were not seen again, and, ns
ther did not reach Grindstone Island, It Is
feared that their boat was capsized and they
were drowned. Tho rlrer Is full of drifting Ire.
A search was begun lilts morulng and resulted
In the finding of the empty punt, with the mutt
of Miss Bobbins In It, There is no doubt
that the three people were droit ned. Mr, Rogers
lenres a widow and two daughters.
Chased the Iloya oa a Hpeelal Trnln.
Weston, W, Va., Dec, 20. Earl, a son of
Vice-President Kuntt of the West Virginia and
Pennsylvania Railroad, with Hoy Hate, Hollln
Atchison, and Hale Sherrard, all under twenty,
ran off from home yetterday to enlist In the
Cuban army. They wrre followed by tho
Kuntt boy's father with a special train and cap
tured at midnight at West Mllford,
Barely Htrap Broke Elevator Pelt,
The safety strap of one of the elevators In the
new flfteeo.itory offloo building at 320 Broad
way slipped oft the wheel yetterday morning
and the elevator tell two ttorlea, John Btearn,
a passenger, suttalnid a fracture ot the left
ankle and was removed to Hudson Street Has.
Chelae Old Table Wlnea.
. . ten-year-old port, ai per (alien.
California Vhatate O. 1 tart pUse, s7r.-44a
Everything: Rendr Now to Nesotlnte fats jBB
(he Itnl 11 ittlon or the Treaty Mr. Mtor cflB
row Says Venra letu la rjatlelled Friend VaVJ
ly Feellnt There for the I'nlled Slates. iflB
Seflor Joso Andrndo, Venezuelan Minister IjflB
to the United States, and Jnraos J. Storrowof 3fl
Boston, counsel for tho Venezuelan Govern viflB
inent beforj tho Boundary Commission, who 9J
wont to Cnrnrns a month or more ago tilth the, 'vHal
protocol of the Venrrurlnn nurecmont for tho BHJ
settlement of the boundary ill"! uto lictwoenEnR 'BB
land and Venezuela, nnd to secure Us rntlflca- Bb
lion by President Crcspo and tho Venezuelan i-H
Congress, returned yesterday on tho steamer JHbI
Csracas. They w;ro met on thctr arrival in iflH
Brooklyn by tho Vcnezuelnn Consul-Ucnoral ' Hal
nnd nn nttncho nt tho legation nt Washington. , ."HPJ
They loft shortly artcr their nrrlvni for th -wB
cnpltnl. jBH
Both Scfior Andrndo and Mr. Stor'ow re vB
fused to make n definite M.-itcmcnt.'.but It wat VBB
gathered that the Mtnltr returns with tlm , HJ
protocol aprroved byfPresIdouttCrospo. and $
that ho Is ready to negotiate lt, ratification "Hi
with Great Britain. BB
As to tho alleged disapproval by Venezuela, BH
of tho clause In the agreement which falls to 'fH
recognize tho sovereignty nf tho country by H
giving It direct representation on tho com il
mission, and the fifty-) ear occupation pro- IflB
vision. It was explained that these conten. JH
tlons did not arlso from tho uovcrnment, but KvJ
from a few sensational and Irresponsible news- Afll
papers, which wore clearly Ignorant of the true jSHI
meaning of tho documoiit. When tho agrco- 'rwJ
mont was fully understood lit the people ths 'iBB
most ablo men of Venezuela publicly advo- -'BB
catcd It. and advised Its unqualified appmvut. i'BB
nnd there aasu nave of applause throughout ibH
the country. It was the general sentiment 'BH
that In tho United States Venezuela had A vflfl
lrlend In whole hands she irould loso nothing. -Bb1
Minister Andrndo termed cry happy when 'BH
ho stepped from the etenn er. iflH
"I have written ind telegrnnhed." he said, - YBH
"all I have to say. and it has been published In itBfl
America. I cannot say anything inoro on tho "VBl
question Just now." i&BB
"It is said you come hern empowered br -.-BH
President Crespo to slun tho treaty on behalf i-Ha
of Venezuela?" snld the reporter. IBs!
"That Is a matter 1 rannot with nroorlctr vHa
dlscuis." jo rcnlled. "nor can I tell you TBI
whether or not the treaty Is satisfactory to my Hb!
(lovornncnt. These urn dlpluiuntlo affairs BB
that I cannot be intertioned upon." 'BB
"Do you antlctpnte'nnr oblucllon from ths -Ba!
Venezuelan Congress when it meet, in Feb- liflfl
runry to receive iho treaty?" BB
"As to that I will answer tint I do not." lie '''HB
rcD'drd. l(flfl
Seflnr Andrado then handed tho reporter a ,BB
clipping from a Caracas news.mt.er. ..-hlch. be 'Bfl
snld. reDresciitcd tho ideas and views ot the iBB
pvoplo of ids country, lieald: -tBH
"In tho matter of the boundary agreement ,BB
tho unwarranted nttacks upon the Govern- i-BB
meat aro based on no nlld arguments, and vie tiBB
ire surprised U see such rumors set afloat after VHI
eterythlnc concerning the boundary question Trflfl
lira been settled satisfactorily. Thn United 4HB
States hare Peon the friend and representative 'IflB
ot Venezuela, or, to put lt exactly. Venezuela, "IBB
through It, f.lend. tho United States, has ne- Vflfl
got la led tho treaty. It I, In nil essential ''BB
parts tho same treuty as Venezuela offered to L'flB
Great Britain forty years ago. and which tHb
Great Britain refused. Under tho fifty-year iBl
clause the only territory which Great Britain BH
will hate aro tho settlements lietweon the Es- -tBB
sequlbn and the Pomaroom Riter. Tho fifty- BB
year clause will exclude Great Britain from ''Ba
the Orinoco country and the Cuyuni River. BB
which is the portion of the country Venezuela VBb
is especially desirous of keeping." '-'Ha
Mr. Storrow was not inclined to discuss tho ',Bn
treaty. hB
"Two or three .inncrs," ho snld. "went oft -Ha
half cockoi. nnd wrote, article, against the 'HI
treaty. Public men. jurists, and diplomats VBB
wrote Intelligent article; nn the agreement in iiBBl
the newspapers, and after a while tho people iTHI
understood It clearly, and opinion quickly -Hi
changed. It was commended gonemlly Just i?Ha
liefore wo left tho country, two ex-Ministers to Hb!
England being among Iu advocates. The feel- Hi
Ing In thecountryis very friendly to tho Untied t4flfl
States, nnd onen"urs kind words for Amerl- 'BH
cans on all sides.; President Crcspo Is ospeclally 'iflfl
cordial toward tho United S ates. Ho Is a -Sfl
man of powerful Influence In hla country, anil 'fll
he Is very popular. His Influence would alono -'-Ha
go n great way toward seenring tho adoption iflB
of tho agreement. He readied a, very courto-
out letter from President Clet eland, which
mated him greatly. Ho wrotc",a rooty In tho -
sarnn strain. As to tho stories nf a possible ' ',Bi
revolution in the country, they aro simply non- sH
sense. If any snch outbreak was likely to H
occur I would certainly not hate left." HI
Goldsmith, Who Wn Tturnrd with Ilia pB
Wife, Wns Insured for Her ilenrOt, ';!
There I, going to he an Interesting litigation jsH
over 320.000 of lnsurancoon thollfoof Aaron pB
Goldsmith, taken out In favor of his wife. He, j'B
his wife, and their three children were burned "rBj
to death last Sunday. His brother, Louis Gold- JvBj
smith, of Chatcaugay, N. Y was appointed ad- l-B
mtnlstrntor of his estate by Surrogate Arnold -aB
testerdny. Goldsmith left two other brothers 'iH
and a niece. -Hs
The question is whether Goldsmith or his wife ''ftl
died first. Uclatlics of his wlfo contend that "-ABB
the money comes to them, and that the admin- flBJ
Istrator of her husband IU have nothing to ml- MBJ
minister upon, and they say thoy will hnta nn '''Hi
administrator of her estate appointed "lmrtlt to -Hi
take choree of the insurance monty 4HI
Counsel who hatu been consulted about ths ((Bfl
case say thnt under common lit" ! is. ons tho ioH
law would presumo that the husband, helm- ijBBj
probably stronger thnn n w m in. would sur- jjBfl
vlve the wlfu. Decisions tt hlch le pointed out -'1BBI
In support of this viotv were cmi v hero a man Jfli
and woman hnd gone down tutu n vessel, lt HI
was said that there Is no si eh case on record ' JBB
with regard toatlre and thai thu lensonliig n ,"i
filicable to drowning would not pertain to a FkB
Ire. Thu proximity of e.u h of the persons to "- CM
theadvnuroof the flames tin- character of thn .'TH
clothing they woro nnd tlulr phlcr,l riinrm- vM
leri'tics. it was said, would aim play their ;L
parts. Moreover, theie mat be evidence giieri rH
to show that the woman did, In fact, surtitu 'ufl
her husband. Itelallu-. of thn woman mi they naa
belletu they can prove that the mu in an was H1
heard to scream after the husband had bevn "StHl
apparently overcomu by thu llamo-d hH
Horse TJelked n Enclne Approached. iiS
Wiariri.n, L. L, Dec. 20.-Charlcs Miller was tjfl
driving along Maurice avenue, near thu rail- H
rosd crossing, this afternoon, when hu ills- 'f'iai
covered tho (I recti port express npnrnaclilng In JM
tho distance. Seeing thai ho had stilllcient time "jfl
to cross the tracks in advance nf thu train, ho .'
whipped up his horse, which started on a run. 1
Whon the nnltnnl had denied the Hacks It ft
came to n Midden halt, leaving the carr.nge,
with Mliltr sitting In It, standing on the irnck. ;tf
Miller made eetcral Ineffectual ellorts In get 'J
the liorsu In inotf, ttlthfiut elfccl. Seeing iho f jV
train thundering down upon him. ho finally Ai.1.
jumped to tno gro'ihd, nod tlm next instant iho "if-1
eiiginu Ntrtick thu tingoii und smashed It Into "V
splinters. Miller and tho lioreo iscapeil ttltti- 'k
out Injury,
Jlnltlmore'e Hernnd llftilrnplinlilA Vletlm.
Bai.timoiik, Dec. 20. Conrad Kppi.rs.nged 1.1,
one of the eight boys who were bitten by a mad
dogon Due. 1, and ttero treated nt Iho Pasteur 'i
Institute, Now York, died of litdrophobla nt ',
midnight ut bis homo lu Wood berry. Eppers '!
returned from New York n week ago last Wed- i,
nesday, and ll tins thought he wn, cured, as liU )
wound-, which were nn thu back of his nock,
had healed nicely. Several days ngo he becaiuo , S
her i on. and de.pondent, and unmistakable J
symptuin. of rnhles butumiiiippnri'iit. III, phi- ,
slcliiiis were with him almost cou-tanlly to the
last. Inn could do nothing to relieve hla sutler- ;
thus, 1'i'prrs was thesecond victim of thu mad ,
dog it hii n ran amuck through the northern uu- '
Ilex on Dec. 1,
John llrovvn'a llnuahler lu Iilstress.
Kansas City, Mo., Deo. 20. Letten from w
California reveal the fact that Mrs. Annie '(
Brown Adams, daughter of John llrnwn and h
the last survivor of tho family ut the old hero of Sf
Otsawnlouilo, ll In need. Horatio N, Knit of 3
Pasadena, Cat., writes that Mrs, Adams Is living
In the northern part of California, struggling a
with adversity, trying to bring up her family nt 5;
eight children. Recently the house look fire 'j
and, with Hi contents, was burned. The family ;
was struggling to pay ott a traall mortgage aud
now hare nothing except what friends supply,
rtrat-claee Table d'Uota IS Csts, '-,
With wist 11.00, TBe Warwlik, Uroadway aaqtOUO. .
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