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NEW HAVEN CONN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1897. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. CITY .UNDER MARTIAL LAW REBELLIOUS OUTBREAKS AGAINST GERMANS in Prague. University Buildings Threatened by the Itioters and Synagogue) Windows Are Smashed Streets Held by Twelve Bat talions of Infantry and a Squadron of Hussars Several Persons Killed. Prague, Dec. 1. As a result of the disorders of the past twenty-four hours the authorities have proclaimed the city under martial law. The chief of police, who is a Czech, was discovered encour. nging rioters and has been suspended from office. It Is now known that the number of Injured Germans reaches 800. They are being cared for at the various hospitals. The disturbances to day have amounted almost to a rebel lion. Thousands of Czech miners Streamed into Prague this evening from the surrounding villages to assist the rioters. The scientific Instruments In the German university and high school have baen destroyed. It has been dangerous for Germans to venture In the streets, as any one using the German language meant certain as sault. The cry was "Down with the Ger mans." Those venturing on the street were obliged to wear the Slav color. Nobody dares to utter a word In Ger man. The KInsky palace was plunder ed of its furniture, which was thrown through windows, piled In the street, and set on fire, the mob preventing the lire brigade from approaohing. The police and military have made JOO arrests. At the United States con sulate the American flag was hoisted. Houses of Germans were bombarded with stones and a howling mob which gathered on Wenzel Platz had to be dis persed by infantry and cavalry. The university buildings are threatened by the rioters and have to be protected by large bodies of police. Troops have been drafted to Kudenstadt owing to the mob threatening to run riot there. During the afternoon the riots increas ed. The synagogue windows were smashed as were the windows of the houses of Jews displaying German trade signs In several streets of the Jewish quarter. Since 6 o'clock this evening the streets have been held by . twelve bat talions of infantry and a squadron of Hussars. All traffic is suspended and the shops and business houses are clos ed., In spite of the military, a large Czech mob made a descent during the evening upon the German quarter and plundered houses and shops in several streets. The furniture of a well known German cafe was plied up in the street and set on Are. When a detachment of troops approached to disperse the riot ers the soldiers were greeted with show ers of stone, broken glass and other missiles. The officer in command or dered his troops to prepare to fire, but at the urgent request of the police offi cials the order was not carried Into ef fect. Shortly after 10 oclock the mob at tempted to storm a cartridge factory at Zlzhkow, a suburb of Prague on the other side of the Moldau. The troops stationed at the factory poured a vol ley into the crowd. It is known that at least two persons were killed out right and it is feared that others were killed and wounded. The same body of rioters set fire to another house, but the flames were soon, quenched. In various other parts of the city and suburbs windows were smashed and German signboards demolished. It la said that the mob was invited by arti cles in the Czech newspapers and by a false report that the German students' had organized an attack upon the Czech national theater. At a late hour the threatening crowds made repeated rushes and attempts to storm the German newspaper offices, but, by 11 o'clock the town was quiet and the troops had been withdrawn except patrols at threatened points. The German gymnasium in the Alt-staedter-Tting in the center of the city was plundered by a mob, which was finally dispersed by a charge of soldiers and police. trains collide at amherst. Loaded Freight Car Knocked Off Track Passenger Train Delayed. . Amherst, Mass., Deo. 1. The noon train, No. 73, bomnd south, on the New London and Northern railroad, collided with a freight train that was switching in the opposite direction a few rods north of the passenger station here to day. One loaded freight car was knock ed off its truck and overturned and an other badly damaged on the side, while the engine on the passenger train smashed Its cow-catcher, cylinder and Bteam chest. No one was injured, En glner Burdeth and Fireman Reed jump ing before the collision. The freight failed to get upon the switch before the arrival of the passenger train. The train was flagged, but the tracks, being slippery with snow, the brakes failed to Btop the train and it crashed into the freight at a narrow angle. The pas senger train was delayed nearly three hours. The Beward Increased. South Hadley, Mass., Dec. 1. The Mt. Holyoke trustees have increased the re ward offered for the discovery of Miss Bertha Lane Mellish, the missing girl, from $50 to $500. Miss Mellish disap peared nearly three weeks ago and no trace of her has been found. It is sup posed that ehe is drowned in the Con necticut river. Senator Banna Worse. Cleveland, O., Dec. 1. Senator Han na's physician announced to-day that the senator is worse. He is suffering with severe headaches and will have to delay his proposed trip to vvasnington for ten days. Cripple Creek's Gold Ontpur. Cripple Creek, Co!., Dec. 1. The gold output of the Cripple Creek district in November wa3 $1,258,600, the largest for cue month in the history of the camp. A COMPLETE REORGANIZATION, Believed That Union Pacific's Now Owners Will Make It. Omaha, Dec. 1. It Is believed here that the change of the Union Pacific to Its new owners will be followed by a complete reorganization. The purchas ers of the Union Pacific were forced to pay 113,000,000 more for the property than they had counted on. The only way they can get back this money is to work it out of the property. To successfully accomplish this tremendous task, a reorganization .of the railroad. It is claimed, will bo absolutely neces sary, though the reorganization may be gradual. There is a good deal of talk about a northwestern man to take charge of the property, presumably based on the fact that Marvin Hughitt, president cf the Northwestern is the only active railroad man on the committee, having temporary charge of the road. But Winslow Pierce, attorney for the Gould Interest, is also a member of that com mittee. There has been a great deal of talk of the probability of the election of Horace Burt, third vice Dresldent of the Northwestern, to the Union Pacific presidency. Edwin N. Winter, former ly president of the Northern Pacific, is still named by those who are familiar with railroad matters of an executive nature. The lists are filled, with nearly half a dozen candidates and they seem to run like this: Edwin Winter, Hor ace Burt, Edward Dickingson, William H. Truesdale and Oliver Mink. STATE OF ITALY'S FINANCES, Revised Budget fur Current Tear Shows Surplus of 40,500,000 Lire. Borne, Dec. 1. The minister of finance, Signor Luzzatti, made his finan cial statement in the chamber of depu ties to-day. It showed a surplus of 34, 000,000 lire for the financial year of 1896 97. The result was considered especial ly gratifying, as the abundant wheat crop in Italy has largely decreased the customs receipts, which only totalled 33,000,000 lire, the lowest on record. The revised budget for the current year showed a surplus of 40,500,000 lire. Part of the surplus will be devoted to the establishment of a consolidated fund to be devoted to the withdrawal of state notes as the most efficacious method of extinguishing the premium on gold. Thus next year over 30,000,000 lire of state notes will be redeemed. It is proposed to reduce the expenditure in Ehrltheria, the Italian colony on the east coast of Africa, from nine million to five million lire and to gradually withdraw the Italian troops from the plateau to the coasts and to Maesowah, the port of debarkation and embarka tion. SOLD UN OEM THE HAMMlltt, The Detroit Chamber of Commerce Build ing Brings S432.650. Detroit, Dec. 1. The Detroit chamber of commerce building was sold under the hammer to-day in default- of pay ment of interest on the first mortgage held by the New York Life Insurance company. The purchasers are L. S. Fecheimer of Cincinnati and William H. and F. A. Winslow of Chicago. The price paid was $422,650. The Winslow brothers, as second mortgage bondhold ers, held a claim against the premises1 of $95,000 for bonds and interest. The buyers paid in $10,000 cash and will pay in all $55,000 to the New York Life In surance company for interest now due. They also assume payment of the insur ance company's mortgage of $375,000 and $7,700 taxes. LEAVE FOR EXILE. Dr. Obes, Presidential Candidate, and Several Other Brazilians. Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 1. Dr. Miguel Herrera v Obes, a presidential candidate, who was minister of the in terior and justice in the cabi net of tho late President Borda, and who has been ordered into exile by a decree issued yesterday by Senor Cuestas, the president ad interim, will leave this city to-night for Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic. He will bo accompanied by General Tajes, Dr. Aguirrae and Senor Brian, the chief of the municipality of Montevideo, who al so have been exiled by the acting pres ident. FINANCE HOARD STILL CUTTING. Will Probably Not Finish With estimates Until Saturday Night. The board of finance was again in session until nearly midnight last night working on the estimates for next year. There still remains considerable cutting to do and the board will probably not finish with the estimates before Satur day night. The board of finance held twenty-two meetings during the month of November. A Doctor Kills Himself. Boston, Dec. 1. -Dr. T. E. Russell of Cambridge, who was connected with a medical institute in this city, committed suicide in his office In Tremont Temple building, this forenoon, by shooting through the heart. He died Instantly. He was about thirty years of age. Fam ily trouble, it is said by those who knew Dr. Russell, led to the act. President of Reichstag. Berlin, Dec. 1. The reichstag to-day re-elected Baron Yon Boul-Bernberg to the presidency of the house and also re-elected the vice presidents, Herrn R. Schmidt and P. Spahn. The next sitting of the reichstag will take place on Friday. Twenty Killed, Forty-five Injured. Kaiserlautern, Rhenish, Bavaria, Dec. 1 A fire damp explosion has taken place in the Frankerholz coal mines, near Hamburg. Twenty men are known to have been killed and forty-five in jured. Others of the miners are still missing. Marriage License for Henry George. Chicago, Dec. 1. A marriage license was issued to-day to Henry George of New York to marry Marie M. Hitch of this city. THE SPANIARDS IN BATTLE REPORT THAT IN TWO ENGAGE MENTS INSURGENTS ARE ROUTED. According to Latest Advices the Spanish Cavalry Is in Pursuit of tho Enemy Insurgents Lose Fifty-four Men in Ten Days of Skirmishing They Blow Up a Bnllroiid Culvort With Dynamite. Havana, Deo. 1. An announcement was issued from the Spanish headquar ters in the palace to-day saying that a force of insurgents recently attacked Guisa, a town situated fifteen miles from Bayamo, in the province of San tiago de Cuba. It was further announc ed that a Spanish column has left Man zanilo to engage the insurgents at Gui sa. Another announcement describes a movement of Spanish troops under Gen eral Barnal, who was accompanied by Senor Jose Canalejas, the former Span ish cabinet minister and special com missioner, who is visiting Cuba to gath er material for a report on the condi tion of the island in behalf of the Span ish government, and General Hernan dez Valazques. The SpaniBh force consisted of 2,300 men, accompanied by two field guns. The column under the personal com mand of General Barnal engaged with &n Insurgent force, according to report, on the heights of Romero Madama and Felados, province of Pinar del Rio, and later was more severely engaged with the insurgents at LaCuchilla de los Cai mitos, where the Spaniards are said to have captured and destroyed the forti fied camp of the insurgent general Du cassi. General Hernandez Valazques, com manding the second column, the report continues, captured and destroyed an insurgent camp at Aranjuez and also destroyed five hundred huts and several other insurgent camps in the immediate vicinity of Aranjuez. As a result of the movements the insurgents retreated in a thoroughly demoralized condition af ter suffering the loss of many men in killed and wounded. The Spanish col umn lost a major and twelve soldiers killed and had one jcaptain and twenty nine soldiers wounded. According to the latest advices from the scene of the engagements, the Spanish cavalry was continuing the pursuit of the enemy. Six hundred sick, wounded or other wise invalided soldiers have just left Cuba for Spain. The insurgents, ac cording to official reports, have lost fif ty-four men killed in skirmishes with the Spanish troops during the last ten days. In addition the government forces captured twenty-eight prisoners and a number of firearms. The government troops during the same period lost twenty-four men killed and had two officers and eighty-three soldiers wound ed. The insurgents have destroyed with dynamite a culvert on the railroad line near Toco Taco, not far from San Cris tobal, in the province of Pinar del Rio. Railroad traffic In that vicinity will be delayed until the culvert is temporarily repaired. '"' SUIT AGAINST GEO. 11. LORD. Brought by Home for Indigent and Or phan Children of Hartford. Newark, N. J., Dec. 1. Vice Chancel lor Stevens began to-day taking testi mony In the suit of the Home for In digent and Orphan Children of Hart ford, Conn., against George R Lord. It is claimed th at Geegi-o.H2)2)'3()3(3()3 is claimed that George H. Bartholo mew, the treasurer of the Charter Oak Insurance company of Hartford, who defaulted in 1885 for $1,000,000 loaned from 1876 to 1885 to George R. Lord, funds of the Home amounting to nearly $20,000 for the improvement of an es tate of which Lord was executor. The institution Seeks to have that amount loaned to Lord made a lien on the es tate. Lord claims that he repaid near ly all of the amount with which he is charged and that he never received the balance. SUPERINTENDENT OF VARUS. No Appointment Will be Made Until After December 7. Robert E. Baldwin, the recently ap pointed superintendent of streets, who yesterday dismissed George Ives, as sistant superintendent of streets and other employes in the street depart ment, and appointed E. J. Harrington assistant superintendent of streets, said last night that he had not yet decided upon an appointment as su perintendent of parks in place of T. B. Kelly. He said that he would make no more appointments until after he as sumes the duties of superintendent of streets, December 7, and that he could not tell what appointments would be necessary until after he has become fa miliar with the workings of the de partment. HALF A MILLION INVOLVED. Case of L. L. Brown Against the Brown Paper Company. Pittsfleld, Mass., Dec. 1. The hearing in the case of L. L. Brown vs. the L. L. Brown Paper company was opened before John A. Aiken of Greenfield as auditor to-day. About half a million is involved in this case. The company claims that L. L. Brown owes it $400, 000, while Mr. Brown claims that he owes the company nothing, but that the company owes him $125,000. The hear ing will take fully a month before the mass of evidence to be heard and the number of accounts to be gone over are finished. Ir. Steieor at Ward's Island. New York, Dec. L Dr. Gottleib Stei ger, tho well known specialist on skin diseases, who was brought to Bellevue hospital, this city, from a Westport, Conn., sanitarium, was to-day placed in the state insane asylum on Ward's Island. Fitzgerald Gets Contract. Lee, Mass., Dec 1. P. H. Fitzgerald of New London, Conn., has been award ed the contract for the bridge over the Housatonlc river. BIG, FIRE IN ST. LOUIS. One Building in Bulus and Several Dam- . aged Loss 8300,000. St. Louis, Dec. 1. Fire was discovered In the F. O. Sawyer & Co. paper fac tory on. Locust street, near Third street, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon, and with in an hour the establishment was in ruins and a number of adjoining build ings were badly damaged. The general loss is estimated at over $200,000. The Sawyer factory contained highly In flammable material, and soon after the fire started it was a roaring furnace. the Are communicating across the nar row street to the Economic bindery plant and to the buildings occupied by the Kinney Printing company, the Mis souri Engraving company, Woodward Tiernan Printing company and Higgina' Map Printing company. A general alarm was turned In, but the net work of wires and the narrowness of Locust street hindered the firemen. The hundred employes in the paper factory all escaped in safety. At 4:30 o'clock the walls of the paper factory fell, crushing in the McKinney compa ny's plant. At 5 o'clock the flames were under control. The fire will continue to burn all night, however, feeding upon the printer's ink and paper. While run ning to the fire a hose reel collided with a street car and Finley Bruce, the driv er, had three ribsi broken. As night fell the firemen worked in total darkness, as the electric wires were all down. It is claimed that all the companies were fully insured. WILL GO TO TIIE GULF. North Atlantic Squadron to Spend Several Months OB Florida Const. Washington, Dec 1. The North At lantic squadron will enter the Gulf of Mexico this winter and spend several months off the coast of Florida. This will be the first time in about three years that the squadron has been in the gulf, the last cruise having been made under the command of Rear Ad miral Meade. It was the intention shortly after his retirement to send the squadron to the Venezuelan coast for the customary winter drills, but this cruise was aban doned on account of the friction that had been caused between the United States and Great Britain over the Vene zuelan boundary question, it being feared that the presence of our war ships in the neighborhood of the scene of the dispute would be misconstrued into a hostile purpose. Later on, and after the Venezuelah matter had been dropped into the back ground the situation as to Cuba was regarded by the administration as be ing such as to make it imprudent to al low the squadron to absent itself from our unprotected shores. Moreover, the approach of the ships to Cuba would have been interpreted by the insurgents as a sign of the Intention of the United States government to Interfere in their behalf. JUSTICE FIELD'S RETIREMENT. It Took Place Yesterday Justice Harlan Now Senior Associate. Washington, Dee. 1. Justice Field's retirement from the supreme court, of which he gave official notice to the president last April, took place to-day. The Justice was not present In the court room and as he had not sat with the court on any day since the opening of the term, the proceedings did not dif fer from those of ordinary days. Even the general transfer of the seats of the associate justices, which always occurs when the senior associate re tires, was postponed until Monday next. On that day Justice Harlan, who now becomes the senior associate, will take the seat vacated by Mr. Field and Jus tice Gray will become Chief Justice Fuller's neighbor on the left. All other justices will move up one chair nea-rer the chief. If Justice Field's term had continued until next Tuesday he would have had forty-four years of continuous service. CONVENTION WAS PACKED. George Fred Williams Statemont Concern ing Bostou Domooratlc Meeting. Boston, Dec. 1. In an interview with a Post reporter to-night, George Fred Wililams said in reference to the demo cratic convention last night: "The only point to which I want to refer is the manner in which the convention at Faneuil hall was packed with men who were not delegates. The same man whom I denounced last fall as having the handling of a scheme to pack the music hall convention had charge of the floor last night. I do not make this criticism because it affects the nomina tion which was made, but as my inten tion to make such fraudulent proceed ings impossible." THE PUBLIC DEBT. Statement Showing a Decroaso Since Oc tober 30 of 11,338,17S. Washington, Dec 1. The public debt statement shows that at the close of business November 30, 1897, the public debt, less cash in the treasury, amount ed to $1,009,226,466, a decrease since Oc tober 30 of $11,338,175. This decrease is accounted for by an increase in the cash due to the deposits of an install ment of the proceeds of the sale cf the government's interest in the Union Pa. ciflc railroad. But for this transaction the cash in the treasury would have been $771,450 less than last month. Claims Against It for 8100,000. Solon, Me.. Dec. 1. The Moosehead Pulp and Paper company has gone into insolvency with unsecured claims against it aggregating $160,000. A meet ing of creditors will be held at Sfcowhe gan December 11, at which an assignee will be appointed. Plans are being per fected to reorganize the company and reopen the mills, which have been clos ed since last spring. Battleship Iowa Accepted. Washington, Dec. 1. The secretary of the navy finally accepted the battleship Iowa and the torpedo-boat Foote to-day. NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR IT.-tS RECEIVED NO INSTRUCTIONS ON TIIE HAITIAN CASE, Does Not Doubt That the Matter Will be Settled in Usual Way by Immediate Parties in Interest Like President lie. Kinloy, Emperor William Is a Paclflc Ruler. Washington, Dec. 1. Dr. Von Holle- ben, the new German ambassador, was seen at the German embassy to-day and for the first time 6ince his arrival he consented to speak concerning some of the quectlons of muutal interest be tween the United States and Germany. As to the Haytian controversy, Dr. Von Holleben said: "I have received no offi cial instructions from my government on the subject, yet, speaking officially, the case has assumed in the press pro portions far greater than it deserves. It is simply a question of collecting an indemnity for an offense against a Ger man citizen residing in Hayti. "Beyond this, all is conjecture, and there is no basis of fact whatsoever for the reports as to what might ultimately occur. The demand is similar, I am told, to many in which the United States has demanded indemnity from South American republics. As this right of damage and enforcing the payment of an indemnity is universally recognized, I do not doubt that the case will be set tled in the usual way between the im mediate parties in interest Germany any Hayti. But in any event, the case is of too little Importance to attract se rious consideration, and it is needless to conjucture on future probalitles or pos sibilities." The ambassador was asked as to the tariff, but he did not care to discuss the matter On the general feeling in Germany, he said: "There is, I am glad to say, the most kindly sentiment throughout Germany toward the Amer ican people and their government." When Dr. Von Hollenben was asked as to the meaning of Germany's steps to ward increasing her navy, he smilingly replied: "Germany is a peaceful na tion, and I am glad to say that like President McKinley, the emperor of Germany Is one of the most paclflc rul ers in the world. Naturally Germany wants an adequate navy, Just as the United States desires a strong naval force, not as a means of aggression, but to maintain her interests the world over. 'A navy is one of the surest means of securing peace, and it commands re spect and a recognition of Just rights. Moreover, German colonial interests are becoming very great, in Australia!, South Africa and elsewhere, and the German citizenship abroad is spreading to the utmost limits, even In China and eastern Asia, where we have extensive German communities. It is but natur al, therefore, that Germany desires to adopt every means for caring for her own people the world over." JOHN P. JACKSON DEAD. A Writer of Exceptional Brilliancy Upon European Politics. Paris, Dec. 1. Mr. John P. Jackson of the New York Herald staff died in Paris to-day, after an illness of three weeks, from Bright's disease. Before going abroad he was foreign editor at the home office of the Herald. He was a writer of exceptional brilliancy npon European politics. After explaining to the English-speaking world the intrica cies of Wagner's "Nlbenlugen Ring," and translating two of the great com poser's operas, he was sent as a corre spondent of the Herald to the relief of the Jeannette expedition. He success, fully performed, the perilous mission, crossing Northern Siberia and effecting the rescue of the survivors of the Jean nette. He was the translator of fully three-fourths of the text books used in the productions at the Metropolitan op era house. ALL SORTS OF WILD RUMORS.' Caused by Finperor William's Speech Re garding German-Chinese Situation. Berlin, Dec. 1. All sorts of wild ru mors are current here and at Kiel probably based in the main upon the speech of Emperor William at the opening of the reichstag as to the re lations between Germany and China, The National Zeitung has confirmed the statement of the emperor that Ger many's only object in the occupation at Kiao Chau Is to protect German mis sionaries in China, and the alarmist or gans are now disbelieved. The Berliner Tageblatt Is responsible for the statement that two additional cruisers are going to Klao Chau, bring. ing the force up to ten shius with 4,000 men and 140 guns. The same journal says also that a force of marines, in cluding the crew of the Imperial yacht Hohenzollern, is going to Kiao Chau, but there is no official confirmation of these assertions. THE CONNECTING LINK. The Norfolk Southern Steamship Com pany Organized Officers Elected. Boston, Dec. 1. A new corporation. which intends to provide the connecting link between Boston, Providence, Fall River and New Bedford the Norfolk Southern Steamship company was or. ganized to-day. The officers are: Pres ident, Frederick Si Lane; vice president, John C. Lane; clerk and treasurer, Ed. ward F. Draper. The new lino la tr he built from Norwood through the town of Walpole and Foxborough to Mans. field, ana, wun tne completion of this and a line from Mansfield, Boston will have trolley connections with Provi dence, New Bedford, Attleboro, Brock ton and Taunton. Bicycle Manufactory Burned. Marietta, O., Dec 1. The E. L. Lobell Bicycle company manufactory was burned to-night, loss $50,000; insurance, $25,000. EX-BANKER SPALDING GUILTY, Makes a Speech to the Court and Chokes With Emotion. Chicago, Dec 1. Charles Warren Spalding, ex-president of the Globe Savings bank, was to-day sentenced to an indeterminate term in the peniten tiary. He was charged with embez zling funds of the University of Illinois, of which he was treasurer. The closing of the trial was dramatic. One asser tion made in the Judge's charge seemed to unnerve Spalding. This was when the court said that Spalding admitted Ills guilt. "I wish," cried Spalding, "to deny that I or my counsel ever admit ted my guilt. Every dollar I received from the university has been applied to Its benefit. I protest against this unjust verdict, which I feel would not have been returned had your honor per mitted certain facts to be considered by the Jury. These facts had relation to the question of Intent to commit em bezzlement. Your honor may abridge my days of usefulness, but you cannot take from me the honor of the past." At this point Spalding's voice failed him and he began to choke with emo tion. Judge Horton then imposed sen tence. It was announced in behalf of the ex-banker that an appeal would be taken to the supreme court, pending which he will be kept in the Cook county jail, where he has been confined since last spring. The charga on -which Spalding was convicted was the embez zlement of $28,000 of Macoupin credit bonds, the property of the university. 2B0 PATIENTS POISONED. Suspicion That a Drug Was Put In Hos pital Food. Galllpolis, O., Dec 1. 'Two hundred and fifty patients at the epileptic hos pital were poisoned to-day. pr. Ratter and his corps of physicians succeeded only by desperate efforts in preventing any fatality. As it is, some of the pa tients are still In a critical condition. The physicians think that the patients were poisoned by means of some article of food eaten by them. The bacterio logical department is making a rigid analysis of the food cooked during the past few days. Some think a drug was place in some of the victuals. This suspicion with the wholesale discharge of employes has caused an investiga tion. PROTESTANT HUSSIONS. Statistics Compiled by Dr. Strong Cost of Missions 8636,299. Boston, Dec. 1. The editor of the Missionary Herald of the American board, Rev. E. E. Strong, D. p.. has compiled the statistics of Protestant missions in this and other lands. The number of stations of the American board is: Out stations, 1,126; American laborers, 543; native '. laborers, 2,956; churches, 470; communicants, 44,606; number added last year, 3,995; schools of all grades, 1,181; total number under instruction, 54,615; native contributions for all purposes, $113,039; cost of mis sions, $636,299. SCHAEFER AND SLOSSON WIN. Results of the Games at Billiard Tourney in New York. New York, Dec 1. "Wizard" Jacob Schaefer won the fourth game of the billiard tourney this afternoon from George Sutton, the Canadian expert The score was: Schaefer, 500; Sutton, 452. The Wizard's highest run was 51, While Sutton placed his high mark at 38, making more than 30, however, on several occasions. George F. Slosson won the night game from Maurice Daly by the score of 500 to 437. As the score now stands Schaefer has won two games; Slosson two, and Ives one, while Daly has been beaten three times and Sutton twice. . AN AMERICAN WIDOW. An Austrian Baron Shoots Himself Be cause of Jealousy. London, Dec. 2. According to a dis patch to the Daily Mail from Vienna, Baron Pasettl shot himself outside the residence of an American widow, Mrs, Kittlnger, to whom he had been mak ing love for some time. Having seen her in company with other men he be came jealous. He called at the resi dence after midnight to demand an ex planation, but he was refused admit tance. He then drew his revolver and shot himself. Tried to Stab President. London, Dec. 2. A dispatch to the Times from Montlvideo says that an at tempt was made there yesterday to stab Senor Jose Custas, president ad interim of the Uruguay parliament. News of the outrage spread rapidly and caused great excitement, but the city is under martial law and there has been no out break. President Will Not Withdraw. Washington, Dec. 1. The report that the president would withdraw from the Metropolitan Methodist church on ac count of the sermon preached by its pastor on Thanksgiving day is denied. It is probable, however, he will be seen less frequently at that church and will attend service more often else where. Ex-Deputy Sherifl Held. Salem, Mass.. Dec t John H. Cas well of Lynn, ex-deputy sherifl, who is charged with embezzling $890 from the assignee of the Martin estate art Pea body, was to-day held in $2,000 for trial. He was caught at Springfield last week. A Fine Trial Race. Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 1. The two 'Varsity eights which are to row a two mile race next Saturday did a fine trial race this afternoon. Mr. Lehmann could not give out the time, but said it was encouraging.. - KEY. DR. ABBOTT SPEAKS ON DISCUSSION OF POLITICAL QUES. XIONS IN THE PULPIT. First of Series of Lectures Under Auspices' of Leonard Bacon Club, Last Night Marquand Chapel Filled by Those Eager to Hear the Learned Divine OtherNoted Speakers Coming, Before an audience which' filled Mar quand chapel in Yale theological semi nary to overflowing last night, Rev. Ly man H. Abbott, pastor of Plymouth church, Brooklyn, delivered the first of a series of lectures under the auspices of the LeonaTd Bacon club. The learn ed gentleman was introduced by Mr. Pierce, president of the club. He stat ed that several weeks ago he' received a letter from one of the members of the seminary, among the contents of which was a question which suggested this topic for his lecture. The question was, "What is your belief and practice re garding the discussion of political mat ters in the pulpit?" Rev. Dr. Abbott then said in part: "I shall go a long way round to get to my toplo to-night, and you may then think I am far from It. It is a broad and general question and suggests cer tain principals which are useful and need inquiry. Christ declared in his mission that the spirit of the Lord was upon Him, and that He came to preach deliverance to the people. This is Christ's own definition of why he came into the world. The spirit is upon ua for the same1 purpose, for the same end, to carry on His work in the' world. He does not say He came to organizer a church, nor that He was sent to formulate any system of truth, but to bring news of the gospel into the com munity. He did not frame a system of religion, philosophical form, method or ritual. He does not say that the spirit was upon Him to found religion. I think many believe that Jesus Christ came into the world to found a religion, as Mohammed, Buddha or Confucius did. "I have thus far been speaking rather generally. Let us take the matter up more in detail. Luther said: 'The law is what God commands man to do, wliile the gospel is what God does for man." It seems to me that all those who have God have dropped the gospel and think only of the law. Christ taught all that God does for man. He didn't argue what God is, but He did argue that man is mortal and that we should regard the relationship as be tween parent and child. But' love the goodness of God. It should be the first and foremost thing of life. It brought glad tidings 1800 years ago, and does to-day. "The duties which men owe to their fellow, men are jusfas important now as then. Jesus Christ shadowed the principles of a social order, but He did not formulate one. He did not give birth to a sociological creed any moire than He did a theological creed. He de clared that the kingdom of God was on . earth. . "That we should do unto others as we wish to be done by. The true spirit should be, I am to consider that I should not take any more than my neighbor does. If we should apply this it would turn the world upside down. There are young men going to New York city by the hundreds every week. I venture to say that not one in tea thousand has the idea of seeing what he can do for others, but what he can get out of New York for himself. The fundamental notion is not of serving the Master, but of being served. If it was reversed it would revolutionize pol itics, social positions, etc. "No man to-day thinks himself wealthy. The more he has the more ha wants. It is always safe to say that men ought to consider themselves wealthy. The American church is full of fools. Men don't know that money is not to accumulate, but to use. Christ said very little of what man owes to God. The principal way to make mem love God is to show that God is love. Don't try to force them to love Him. Show them what God has done for you and that He will do the same for them., Teach men their direct duties to fellow! men, as a servant to her mistress, as an employe to his master, and vice ver sa. The greater portion of Christ's Ufa was philanthropic and humanltative, and, technically speaking, not ecclesias tical.' "Take your Ifew Testament and sea what it says about the Master's teach ings. He gave the principles of a social order, but no fixed farm. The funda mental spirits are sobriety, love, etc. The mistake a minister makes as a' minister is to take part in what is call ed politics, and most to identify himself with one or another party. There are a few exceptions of ministers who bava made a success as politicians. Relig. ious and political parttes were formerly so identified that a minister couldn't preach without connecting the two. I am an independent in politics. I thor oughly and hartily believe in the citi zens' movement of the recent campaign in New York city and Brooklyn. If I had not been editor of a paper it prob ably would have been impossible for me to keep still in the pulpit. The members of my church had politics all day long for six days in the week, and they wanted something else on Sunday. It is not the business of the ministers to frame the law or execute it Dr. Park- hurst did a splendid work in New York city. A minister should not take part in the conflict of the campaigns. Giva up the work of party life to others." At the conclusion of the lecture sev eral questions pertaining to the scrip tures were asked of and answered by; Rev. Pr. Abbott. In this course of lec tures Russell H. Conwell, Bishop Pot ter, R. B, Meredith, W. N. Clark and others are booked to speak. Apt Brothers Assign. Philadelphia, Dec 1. Apt Brothers, whose store was burned, on Sunday, to day assigned. 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