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(Eureka mails Sentinel.
SATURDAY.DECEMBER 21, 1881. THE JEANNETTE. In every part of the world heartfelt joy is expressed that the brave sailors of the Jeannette have been discovered, and that, though suffering, they have reached a place of refuge. It is doubtful if the majority of men arc in sympathy with enterprises to explore the dangerous regions of the frozen zone, but after bravo men have taken the risks involved there are more who do not long for their personal safety and their success in pur suit of scientific information. Ameri cans have been so conspicuous in arctic explorations that our feelings for tbe explorers have almost taken a national hue. The gratification of the American jtcoplo in the deliverance of the Jean nette's crew is hightsned by this circum stance, though it is hard to say that the gratification of the people of Europe is less, for the expressions of sympathy and congratulation from abroad are cer tainly earnest and sincere. Says the London Standard: “ 1 bough tbe Jean nette has suffered destruction, the Amer icans have added additional glory to that they 1 .ve already won in the frozen regions. It is more than possible that Lieutenant l)o Long may be the herald of the new race of those who fear not the spirit which dwelleth in the land of ice and snow.” KIDNAPS HUH III Hit A Nf II. Daniel Drew Chamberlain, nephew of Daniel Drew, for whom lie was named, pending the decision of the case on ap peal to the Supreme Court, to test the question of his sanity, was put by the Court under the guardianship of his wife. It was natural and kind of the Judge to make this provision for the temporary care of the unfortunate, who no doubt is insane. Mrs. Chamberlain turns out, however, to be anything but a tender guardian of a demented husband. For reasons that are not peculiar to de praved women, she wanted to get him out of the way. At her instigation three men seized him and hustled him away to an insane asylum. The wolfish wife was thus hasty because he, whom she had solemnly promised to love and honor and care for in sickness and all that, was getting away with ,too much of his own money, and because she had another man in view to put in his place. Tho whole case demands a thorough investi gation, that it may he shown whether it is possible to kiduap a man for his money and oscape retribution for tbe crime. 'TWAS EVER THIS. In tho presence of actual death people think of the monster and shudder, while they slumber calmly on any chances not immediate of passing the “bourne from which no traveler returns.” A thousand lives are destroyed by the burning of ono theater. The world stands aghast at the horror—for about ten days. They look into the causes of the disaster while the impression of the disaster is yet fresh, and determine to use every means to prevent a reoccurrence of the catastrophe. Like those who “swear off” on New Year, however, they soon relapse into indifference and a happy contentment to let the wide world wag as it will. Great things were oxpected from the Now York Fire Commissioners, who started out to examine into the con dition of the theaters there, with regard to facilities of egress in case of fire. Nothing substantial should have been expected. They give valuable hints and suggestions, but in a majority of cases tho examiners have found no necessity to make any recommendations. OI.I> I ltOVHl 1>KN. The frigate Constitution, “Old Iron sides," has keen laid up in the ordinary at the Brookiyn Navy Yard, and the ceremony of hauling down the flag per formed, showing that she has been formally put out of commission. Every schoolboy will remember Oliver Wendell Holmes' impassioned lines, commencing “Aye, tear her tattered ensign down,” which prevented the old frigate from being put out of oommisaion when such an act was contemplated on a previous occasion, but the grand old vessel is now so used up with age that it would be only sentimental folly to keep her longer as an expense to the Government. The Constitution was built, by order of Con gress, March 27, 1794, of live oak, at Boston, at a cost of over $300,000. She took part in several naval engagements, the most famous of which was her victory over the English man-of-war Guerriere, on Aug. 19, 1812. But iron-plated ves sels, steam rams and torpedoes have re placed the old-time methods of naval warfare, and “Old Ironsides” remains only as a reminder of the glory of the past. I’t'TRII) POl'LTKT. A vast quantity of tainted poultry is sold in the large cities as well as in the small towns of the United States. Mr. John Sutherland, the well known restaurateur, expresses his astonishment that the Board of Health of New York pays no attention to the matter. A large proportion of the poultry hung up in the markets is unplucked. This is very bad. The ehtrails of a fowl should bo extracted before the flesh becomes cold. If delayed longer the unwhole some contents of the guts are absorbed by the flesh, which beoomes tainted and putrid. Many of the skin andlhroat dis eases prevalent are directly traoeable to eating bad poultry. THE PBI.VTER'S NTEAL. The expense of printing and subse quently distributing by mail and other wise the enormous number of alleged legislative measures which hay* already been unloaded in the two Houses of Con gress is a somewhat serious matter. It would really seem as if there should be some system of censorship to prevent the waste of public money on bills never intended to go beyond their mere formal announcement and reference, so far as any practical result is concerned. TELEGRAPHIC. CONTINUATION OF GUITEAU’S TRIAL. HE THINKS SCOVILLE IS NOT A CRIMINAL LAWYER. Charles H. Reed Added as Counsel for the Defense. A TILT BETWEEN CUITEAU AND DAV1DCE. Mrs, Scoville Alarmed for the Safety of Her-Husband and Brother. [special to the sentinel. I Washington, Dec. 23.—At the opening of Court this morning, Guiteau. without any show of excitement, Haul, “ It is said that I Lave been abusing Seoville. Now, the fact of the matter is, I want to make a speech about that. Seoville is doing very well in this case, considering his theory, but he is not a crim inal lawyer. He is a tine examiner of titles. He can tell you all about your abstracts of titles, but I cannot have Seoville here compro mising my case. There is no lawyer in this Courtroom but knows he has asked questions for the defense which have been a positive in jury to the defense. I cannot sit here when my life is at stake and have him compromise my case in this way. My friend Chas. II. Reed, who for 12 years has been District At torney at Chicago, and is a first-class lawyer, has very kindly consented to assume charge of tills case, and 1 introduce him to your Honor, the jury and the American people. He isu good feiluw. Seoville is a good fellow, too, and I want him to continue in the case and help in every way." Seoville Immediately arose to a personal ex planation, stating that the difficulties under which he had lalnired, and his disappointment at not receiving the assistance he had expected from certain eminent counsel, he asked that the Court would pass upon the propriety of Reed assuming the active duties of associate coun sel in the case. Judge Porter thought it would be entirely out of place for the Court to be asked to rule upon such a proposition, and t peaking for the prosecution, promised that no objection would be made to Reed, and no criti cism made of his course in becoming counsel for the defense. Judge Cox—I think that sufficient. I have privately stated that I saw no objection to such a course on Reed’s part. Corkhill—It is absurd to talk about it. Reed has been assisting all tho way through, and has not been out of sight of the Courtroom. Reed, quickly— 1 hat's not true, Mr. Corkhill. Guiteau—Oh, Corkhill can’t tell the truth anyway; Reed has quietly assisted just as law yers have done in the interest of truth and justice; that’s what we are here for. After some discussion between counsel rela tive to striking out certain portions of Dr. Hammond’s testimony, Corkhill was about to recall the witness when Guiteau broke out ex citedly: “There is a vast amount of rubbish getting into this case that has nothing to do with the condition of my rniud on the 2d of July. Who can tell what is going on now in that foreman's mind, or in Judge Cox’s. How • ail you tell what was in mine on the 2d of July. AU this nonsense about whether I'm insane now or was five years ago, lias nothing to do with this case." Striking the table and becoming more and more excited, he continued: *• If I can’t get justico litre, I expect an act of God, for my protection, has taken away the wife of one of the jurors, for which I am very sorry, and if necessary he will take one of , these jurors right out of the box to save my life, in the interest of truth and justice.” Seoville txplained in regard to the letter of Dr. Spitzko, opened and commented upon by Guiteau. He stated that the letter was ad dressed to him (Seoville) and not to the pris oner. Ho knew that it would be commented upon by the pr .secution thi»t Spitzko had writ ten to a man who, he said under oath, was in sane, and be (Seoville) desired that the Court and jury should understand just how it oc curred. Win. A. Edward, clerk in the office of Shaw, said be ovet heard the conversation in which Guiteau told Shaw that he would kill some big man acme day, as Booth killed Lincoln. This contradict* Shaw’s testimony, that no body was present at the interview. B t the witness maintained that his facts were correct. The prisoner tried to Involve the witness in fraudulent real estate transactions. Guiteau sneered a d Scovllle tried to quiet him. Guiteau retorted: “I know what I’m doing. I’ll take xny chances of getting the laugh on him This whole thing is a lie. My counsel takes it too seriously. It's a lie, so let it go. This fellow ten years ago was a clerk at $8 a week. The Idea that 1 should consult him in tig real estate transactions, such a numbskull as this fellow. It’s absurd, and Judge Cox ought to kick him off the stand.” Dr. Talcott, medical expert from Middleton, New York, had treated over 1,000 insane per sons. He had observed Guiteau closely, and essumlng that he told the truth regarding the shooting and his life, witness should say that he was saue on July 3. Witness gave the same answer to the hypothetical questions. “How much do you expect to get for that opinion ?” shouted Guiteau. “You have been here two or three weeks, and I suppose you will want $500.” striking the table angrily. “But I don’t care a Bnap if you bring in 500 such witnesses." Judge Cox demanded quiet, “All right, your Honor, I will be quiet now," said Guiteau. Davidge—Your Honor perceives that the free agency of the prisoner operates all right now, as he can keep quiet when he desire*. Guiteau—I don’t pretend that I’m insane now any more than you are, but on the 2d day of July, and for 30 days before, I was insane; that’s the issue. Davidge—Then, if you are sane now you cer tainly should know how to behave yourself. Guiteau—I do; and I behave Just as well as you do. I appear as my own counsel, and have as much right to talk as you have. You have altogether too much to sayi.i this case. You are as bad as a man born with the diarrhea. You ean't keep quiet. Threaten!ug Letters to Scovllle. Washington, Dec. 23.—Mrs. Bcoville has be come quite alarmed for the personal safety of her husband and brother. Mr. Scovllle is con stantly in receipt of threatening letters, and tome of these are of a nature to excite his own apprehension as well as that of bis wife. Mrs. Scovllle has appealed to the polloe authorities for protection for her husband and brother, but has received little s*.ti«/action. Yesterday she made au urgent request on Marshal Henry that he would take steps to secure the safety of the objects of tbie threatening epistles. Marshal Henry said his responsibility only ex isted while the prisoner and hia counsel were in Ceurt, and referred Mrs. 8coville to the police. She replied that she had sought help from them in vain, and again besought him to do what he could to protect her husband and brother. The Marshal assured her that the authorities would not be remiss in preserving proper order. Mrs. Scovllle was very earnest in her manner, and evidently feels that her relatives are in great peril Rennlt of Meddlesome Neighbors. Wavebly (Neb ),Deo. 23.—A domestic trag edy occurred here this morning. A man named Travis Las been absent In the mountains for years. His wife supported the family by clerking in a drug store and keeping the Post office. It is aaid.hy those who know her that she is an excellent woman in every respect. Travis returned some weeks ago, and meddle some neighbors told him ugly stories, but peace was restored. This morning Travis as saulted his wife, giving her five wounds with a butcherknlfe. and then out his own throat. The woman may not die. Travis was not much hurt. He was arrested. IT. 8. Steamer Alaska Fired Into* Washington, Dec. 23.—A private letter re ceived in this city yesterday from South Amer ica states that rumors are rife there that the United States steamer Alaska has been fired Into and struck twice, damaging her ao seri ously that she had to return to Callao for re pairs. Neither the State Department nor the Navy Department has received any informa tion on the subject, and the report la dis credited. Made a Millionaire Agaluat Hla Will Chicago, Dec. 23.—John T. Owelaley, a mil lionaire, who was obliged to take and bold aomo Chicago property in spite of his protest some 40 years ago, and who became rich through this means, died yesterday. It la said that he owne<l 20 acres in the heart of the oity. overThTwiter. Discovery of 8 Gang of Thieves and Forgers—rive Thousand Letters Stolen. [SPECIAL TO TU SENTINEL.] Madrid. Dec. 23.—A confession made by a Postoffice clerk, arrested for having stolen lett rs found in his possession, has led to the discovery of a gang of thieves and forgers, who used the contents of stolen lettai s so as to procure money by forging acceptances. Five thousand letters were stolen. The culprit seized had on dothea made expressly to con ceal the plunder. Sixteen persoL* have been arrested, including several connected with the Poatoifice. One hundred valuable letters, 41 •rtod to important firms in Madrid, were bund in the house of an accomplice. Arrests tare been ordered throughout Spain. PACIFIC COAST ADVICES. in Interview with J. €. Misjniard— The Cnoe of W. H. Hobart vs. Tax Collector Til I won — Death of A. Blorley. fSPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL. | San Francisco. Dec. 23.—To-day tlie Orar d 3 -uncilor of the order of the Christian I nion, 3harlea W. Bryant, received a favorable reply rrom tho Supreme Court to the demand of the 9rand Council, had in this city a few days ago, for a separate jurisdiction. Tho Examiner this morning publishes sn in terview with J. C. Maynar », s prominent Dem ocratic politioian and an ex-insurance Commis sioner of this State during the last year of the war. Maynard whs General Depot Quarter master at Richmond when the confederates BVHCuated that city. He recei\t-d orders to (urnish transportation to Danvlllo. Among other property was shout $2«)0,000, mostly in Bilver, belonging to the State of Virginia, whic^i was put on the cars at Danville and sent to Wasliiujfton, Georgia, where by order of the Secretary of War, Breckinridge, it was dis tributed among tho soldiers. Jeff Davis had nothing to do with it. There was no specie belonging to the Confederacy sent out of Kich mond in wagons. Maynard believed the re ports of sums of money belonging to the Con federacy at tho close of tho war were greatly exaggerated. Each department liad some money to its credit in Europe, to be used for the pur chase of rupplies, but it is difficult to say what became of it. A judgment in favor of plaintiff was ren dered to-day by Judge Wilson of the Superior Court, in the case of W. 8. Hobart vs. Charles Tillson, Tax Collector, et al. This ia one of the thirty-eight actious instituted to enjoin the collection of taxes on what is known as the supplementary tax list, involving some four million dollars taxes. To-day the articles of incorporation of the Oceanic Steamship Company were file ', for the purpose to conduct s general passenger and freight business between San Francisco and the Hawaiian Islands, and other ports on the Pacific Ocean and Europe. The Directors are Charles Goodall, Clem Spreckels, James De femery, E. L. G. Steele, A. L. Tubbs, Gustave Tonchard and C. A. Spreckels. The capital stock is $2,500,000. Nevada City (Cal.), Dec. 23.—A. Biorlev, an old resident of this city, dropped dead on the street this afterioon. Deceased was about 54 years of age. and a member of the Mexican veterans. He leaves a wife and several chil dren . SAYINGS AND DOINGS. Italian opera does not flourish iu Lou don. A Fall River wife-murderer kiBsed hia Bleeping victim before shooting her. Doctors say that the gout may bo in herited. If any fellow were to leave ui the gout we should contest bis will on the ground of insanity. It is said that three members of Clay Snell’s family at Edgerton, Mo., have died of shamo and grief since he was hanged for murder a year ago. Now they are trying to make out that Ouiteau wrote'the Morey letter. Why not accuse him of being the abductor of Charlie Ross, at once ? “ Ask no woman her age.” says a recent writer on social ethics. Of course not. Ask her next best lady friend. She will never fail to give the information. At recent fashionable weddings in Eng land a youthful relative of the bride bears her train. He is fancifully dressed in the style of the old Venetian of Charles I period. In a keno room in Louisville one par ticular card won for its holder several nights in succession, and the negro players regarded it suptrstitiously as endowed with luck. In a fight for its possession one contestant was killed. A perpetual-thirst young man, In-many-drlnks-versed young min, A step-on-hts.neighbor'a teea, Blesr-ey ed-aud-sli toy-nose, Come-back-with-a-clove young man. . THE LONDON EVENT. Mrs. Langtry’s debut at the Hay market Theater, London, recently, seems to have been the sublimation of con summate utterness. The papers praise her very highly, and the ‘‘Prince of Wales’set” may he set down as having gone wild ovar her. The debut of a society belle is a great event in London. Here, where all the actreesee are bellet— or believe themselvoa to be so—such an event creates little or no excitement. _BOHN. At Wtllow Creek, White Pine County, Rev., Dec. 1C, 1881, to the wife of M. P. Moorman, a daughter. TICKET FOR SALE. Afibst.olIss ticket from palis. ade to Tucaon, Arizona, and good for any point in the Territory. Applv to CHARLES GRAHAM, Eureka, Deo. 10,1881. dl7tf Empire Saloon. GRAND BALL! FREE TO ALL! Two Doors NoIItil of Atoae Bitlooo, ailtlll Street, Eureka. COMB ONE, COME ALL. MATYBDAY EVENING, Dee. 34. *SI. (Christmas Eve.) 122 21 FBAICIHro t)I)EVEDO. Toys Given Away B. ALEXANDER WILL, FROM TO-DAY AT NOON, UNTIL Saturday evening, for the purpose of making room for general merchandise that is now on the road, aeli his TOYS! TOYS! For (bo Actual Coat of tbo Freight, (EFTtae public will do well to oall c&rljr gag get bargain.. Eureka, I ac. 31,1881, d31td For the Masquerade PREPARATIONS FOR THE MASQUERADE Ball are now in order. Parties in search of bold or lilverHpauglei, Slurs, Bull ion Fringes and blnaps, ate., will find a fine assortment at M. J. FRANKLIN A CO.’S They bare alao lull reoalved as lnvoloa of Tarlatana, Batina and Cimbrioa In all oolora. MAUI IN SATIN, WIN! ANO OOMIQUI. Enraka, Deo. IT, 1*81. dl8 3w EnwiiFra of (top. A LL THE SILVERWARE PURCHASED AT **“P. STELER'S for the Holidays and wed ling presents, will be engraved free of charge. Eureka, Deo. 13,1861. dlitf HOLIDAY ADVERTISEMENTS. EO.WIIHELM Chronometer, Watch and Clock Maker, Jeweler and Optician. “J^EGS LEAVE TO INFORM HIS CUSTOMERS AND the public generally that ho has now completed the alterations in his store and established The Only Strictly First-Class Jewelry Establishment in Eureka. THE WATCH DEPARTMENT Is well stocked with Ladies’, Gents and Boys’ rtwiss and American Watches from the leading factories, in Nickel, Silver and Gold. THE JEWELRY DEPARTMENT Contains the largest selection of Fine Jewelry ever shown in this city, ornamented with DIAMONDS and other precious stones. SILVER-PLATED WARE. I keep constantly on hand a full line of the goods of the Middletown I’lato Company, which is justly celebrated for the exquisito designs and finish as for the sterling quality of their goods. SOLID SILVER WARE. I keep only the goods of the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Providence and New York, which is a guarantee that I keep the very best. OPTICAL DEPARTMENT. This department contains a choice selection of optical goods generally found at a first-class optician’s. Connected with this is the SPECTACLE DEPARTMENT, Which is replete with all the different styles of spectacles and Eye Glasses. Having made a special study of optics and opthalmology, so far as they relate to each other, patrons may rest assured of always getting suitable glasses, whatever the defect of their eyes may be. THE CLOCK DEPARTMENT Is well stocked with Clocks for the Cabin, the Kitchen, the Parlor the Bod-room, the Bar, the Hall, the Office, and the Observatory, in fact, with Clocks of every description, from the cheapest to the most expensive. Dealing directly with the manufacturers, I can assure patrons that I sell goods as cheap as any house East or West. The Watch Repairing Department Is certainly the best appointed on this Coast. Among the reasons which commend this house to the attention of the public requiring the services of a Watchmaker are the foliowiug : Customers are absolutely secure against the botching of their watches, which is of uo small importance, if it is considered that 99 per cent of all watches are worn out by bad watchmakers. All watches left with me for repairs are insured against loss by tire. An honest guarantee is given for one year, in which space of time the watches are cleaned several times, if necessary, free of charge. Repairing moneys are refunded without theslightest prevarication in case I should fail to give perfect satis faction, and lastly, but not least, NO MONEY IS EVER jJBTAINED UNDERJALSE PRETENSES ! Repair to Jewelry Neatly Done! Man Spricht Deutsch. On Parle Francais. Holiday Announcement! MORRIS & LEVY, .ItEAI.ERM IJf. Staple and Fancy Dry Goods! Have made great reduotiohs in evert department, and now offer their magnificent stock to the public at auch figure* -which mmt ture'y convince the public to look to their Interests, and secure their want* In the Dry Good* line at OUR SPECIAL PRICES FOR THE HOLIDAYS I Silks, Satins, Brocades, Velvets, Cashmeres, Suitings, Plaids and Dress Goods, GREATLYREDUCED. AN ELEGANT ASSORTMENT Of HOLIDAY GOODS! A Specialty In Cloaks, Dolmans, Japanese Dolmans in Silk, Mohair and Plush, and a Splendid Line of Children’s Cloaks, Reduced for Holidays. Carpets and Oil Cloths in Beautiful Designs and at the Lowest Prices! In fact every article, at prices which cannot fall to attract attention. ONE PRICE AND FOR CASH ONLY. Please call and examine our Coode and Prices. * MORRIS A LEVY. OLDEST AND LEADING Jewelry Establishment IlfcT EUREKA. MAGNIFICENT JEWELRY! .FOB. HOLIDAY PRESENTS. P. 8TELER, THJL?B!ll.5Jll,B HA* JCAT RETCRKKIt FROM AAR FRAR. Diamond Sets, Earrings, Pins and Buttons, Studs and Finger Rings, ® MMriinfiit of LBdlAs’ snd OsnilAineu’a Oaio VAiAha* •na (bains. Silver Watches, Fr»neh and Fancy t'lucks. and a*teh** large .■.sort,.,cut of Ladles* Mold Sals and Bangle * Bracelets, or all kinds aud at all prices. ’ A iplsndld AHorliAcni of (lolil ChArnis. him! h vprv flu* n... m Ware, consisting or Fine AoI|/aii vo^ra^VStss*1 *U' Fortaioules. Forks. Hpoona. Unlvea, and n henutlfnl ’ assortment or Solid Silverware In eases. s*®’c ®ne aMortm*nt of Gold Pent and Holdsrt. the eun.l of which waa n»» h to Eureka, and many other article* too uuineroua to mention -in f,ct everlhluu found in a fi“ ,ieW8lrirt0r8' I »‘ll .,11 thi.atockof good, at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES to^ni't '““i^XTiMi.A" 0ra—,ru HOLIDAY GOODS. FOR HOLIDAY GOODS! :::;::x ...; EVERYTHING NEW! IMMENSE STOCK! IMMENSE STOCK! NO OLD GOODS m . AT : !!: POSTOFFICE BUILDING i ii W. E. Davidson has just received his mammoth stock of Fine Holiday Goods, to which he invites the atten tion of the Public. This stock is entirely new, per sonally selected by himself, and is by far the most ele gant line of Goods ever brought to Eureka, consisting in part of ::Autograph Albums! ; Scrap Albums!;! i FANCY INKSTANDSI i I MUSIC BOXES ! WORK BOXES! j Writing Desks, Toilet Sets, Fine Papeteries, Russia Leather Goods, Gold Pens, Chess, Checkers, Dominoes, Card Cases, and hundreds of other articles suitable for Holiday Presents. A very fine assortment of Books in every style of Binding. (CHRISTMAS CARDS!] in endless variety, including all the prize cards from the house of L. Prang & Co., Boston. Special attention is called to this department, as the Stock is the largest, most complete! and finest ever seen in this market [DOLLS! DOLLS!j From 25 Cents to 25 Dollars. [ WHISTLING LOCOMOTIVES 1 ! Crandall’s Blocks, and all the latest novelties in this ■ line. An immense assortment of !' OHILDREN'S TOT BOOKS f j at prices ranging from twenty-five cents to two dollars. Don’t purchase your until you have examined this mammoth stock. W. E. DX VIIDSON, j VVI i POSTOFFIOE BUILDING. j H . .......*. DON’T FORGET THE PLACE ! . aSOtf Eureka, Sov. W, 1M1.