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VOL. 37.—N0. 43. DANGEROUSLY CRAZY Edward M. Field's Insanity Becomes Acute. He Attempts Suicide and Is Sent to an Asylum. His Father and Sister Lying at the Fo»|t of Death. Five Live* !.<>»< by Fire In Detroit—Jun keting Journalists Coining Went. Low Water In the Great Lake*. Associated Press Dispatches. New York, Dec. I.—Edward M. Field, who has stripped his father of all his possessions, and upon whose life there is $600,000 insurance, attempted suicide this evening. He has been committed to tiie insane asylum as a dangerous lunatic. No arrests have yot been made in con nection with tho Field failure, and it is not thought there will be any for the present. 11 X victimized an PABTXIM. Assignee Gould this afternoon said: "I believe the only great sufferers are the members of the Arm, who have been victimized by Field. I am parti cularly sorry for Weichera, whom I con » aider aa honest a man as I ever met. The fact ia he baa been robbed. Edward M. Field is tbe most plausible person I ever met. Only two days before the as signment waa made, I talked with Field and he rattled off a list of assets of the firm, showing they were worth over $600,000. He is undoubtedly crazy." FATHER AND SISTER DYING. Dr. Fuller said this morning: "Cyrus W. Field's general condition did not im prove daring the night." Morris K. Jessup, who bad just left the Field residence, said: "Mr. Field is very low, and is not likely to live through the day." At 4 this afternoon Cyrus W. Field was still alive, but his physicians have given up all hope, and it is not believed that Field can last many hours. The condition of Field's daughter, Mrs. Lind ley, has not improved, and her death is only a question of a few days at most. WATCHTNI FOR FIELD. Deputy sheriffs were watching the house of Cyrus W. Field, expecting that Ivl ward field of the defunct firm would be summoned to the bedside of his father, when they would place him under arrest. It is also stated that deputies searched his house- late to night. , ,11 NKKTINII JOURNALISTS. Their Itinerary to Be Changed «o as to Include Southern California. New"York, Dec. I.—A meeting oi the governing board of the International League of Press clubs was held today at the Imperial hotel, to complete arrange ments for the league's next annual con vention at San Francisco, Jan uary 14th. The committee on transportation reported that ar rangements were nearly completed for a special train of delegates to leave New York via the Pennsylvania road, Janu ary sth, spend the 6th in Chicago, visit ing the exposition buildings and grounds; then by the Northwestern to Omaha; the Union Pacific to Denver, spending the Bth there; then to Salt Lake City, arriving on the 11th, and spending a day; then by the Central Pacific to San Francisco, arriving on the 18th ; return the same way. Mr. De Young urged that the route be changed and the return made via Southern California. He said he could almost assure the league that if they would visit Los Angelea and San Diego, the newspaper men and citizens in those cities would appreciate the compliment and give them'a hearty reception. After some argument, and owing to the persistence of Mr. De Young, the board instructed the committee to change the route, if possible, and re turn by the Santa Fe. A resolution was passed authorizing the chairman of the committee on programme, Mr. De Young, to represent the league in com pleting arrangements with the local committee in San Francisco. Letters were received from a number of prominent journalists, apprising the governors of their intention to attend the convention. Gen. Felix Angus of Baltimore, Marshall Wilder, Engene Field, W. J. Arkel, Kate Field. Colonel Taylor of the Boston Globe and George W. Childs expect to go. AN APPALLING CATASTROPHIC Five Lives Lost In a Fire In Detroit This Morning. Detroit, Mich, Dec. 2.—The most ap palling catastrophe that has visited De troit since the burning of theTilden school, several years ago, took place about 2 o'clock this morning. Fire broke out in the grocery store of George J. Beis, 332 Orleans street, and commu nicating to the dwelling house over head, smothered to death Charles Reis, aged 22, and his brothers, Joeie and Eddie, aged 11 and 7 years. The latter children were found in bed, and the older boy was discovered by the firemen lying upon the floor before a window, as if he had attempted to make his es cape by that egress. The father and mother were found locked in each oth er's arms at the foot of the stairs head ing out into the yard. They were burned to a crisp in an endeavor to reach the open air. Two other chil dren, Max, aged 15, and Tony, aged 12, and a hired girl, whose named could aot be ascertained, escaped by jumping out of the windows into the arms of the police and firemen. Low Water In the Lake*. Chicago, Dec. 1. —The light rain fall of the past four seasons haa caused an unusually low atage of water in the whole chain of great lakes. Vessels with more than 13} _ feet draught can not pass through the "Soo" canal. The water in the lake here this morning waa lower than ever before recorded. This was due to the low stage of water, and the fact that a strong south wind drove the water away from this end of the lake. For a short time this morning the city supply was seriously threatened; low water exposed the intakes at the crib, so that the pumps could get only half the usual amount. The wind finally shifted and the water returned to its natural level. A DIABOLICAL CONSPIRACY. Incendiarism Practiced In St. Paul as a Means of Monoy-Making. St. Paul, Dec. 1. —One of the most diabolical conspiracies ever concocted was made public here tonight by the arrest of two members of a gang of in cendiaries who forovera year have made a regular business of firing houses and stores for the purpose of securing a. per centage of the insurance money. The scheme was unearthed by a member of the local detective aervice.who managed to get into confidence with the gang and nab them in the very act of applying a lighted match to a house at the corner of Water and Edwards atreeta, owned by A. M. Lawton. Maurice Michaels is the name of one of the men arrested. His uncle, Mac Michael, was also arrested as an accessory. Other members of the gang will probably be arretted in a few hours. Michael has confessed to burn ing other houses in this city, and also stated that when he lived in Chicago, under the name of John Meyers, he made lots of money by the same nefar ious practice. A Tunnel Burned Out. Helena, Mont., Dec. I.—Fire in Iron Kidge tunnel, on the Northern Pacific, fifteen miles weat of Helena, destroyed a portion of the timber support. Com munication on the main line ia cut on". Through trains for the next ten days will be forced to make the trip via Butte. Mot Shot by Indians. Tuchon, Dee. I.—The report sent out that Apache Indians killed Daniela and wounded Major Downing in the Chirica hua mountains, turns out that the shoot ing was done by a man named Fay who wore moccasins. SWARMS OF INSURGENTS. CHINESE REBELS SAID TO NUMBER 4,000,000 MEN. The Imperial Army Incapable of Coping With Them—France Urging the Powers to Make a Demonstration Against China Without Delay. New York, Dec. 1. —A Hong Kong Chinese paper, Swin-Ye-80, received here, says the revolutionists are num bered at 4,000,000 able bodied men. It is said no part of the imperial army at present upon the field is capable of meeting the emergency. It is rumored in Chinese circles in New York that an official telegraphic dispatch lias been reached the Chinese consulate, said to be from the ministry at Washington, giving an account of a preliminary skirmish recently at the port of Shanghai, between two Italian men-of-war, in a trial battle or test with the Chinese government, and that the newspaper correspondents there were warned not to telegraph the exact truth of the situation, for fear of injuring the cause of Europeans in China. Won Cea Soong, the former popular 1 coneul at the ports of Kan Francisco and New York, was recently made general commander of the Chinese navy, now inactive service under Viceroy Li Hung Chang. This news has created a furore among the New York Chinese friends of the former consul, and they all hope he will be successful in his new post. Bruhsels, Dec. 1. —Telegrams from Belgian missionaries in Mongolia state that the missionaries of Taku have es caped to the mountains; that during the recent troubles Chinese priests and nuns were horribly treated. It is feared some missionaries were killed at Chia yohang. The rebels aie not Mongols, but Chi nese colonists, who are very numerous in that region. They belong to a secret society that has been conspiring for four years, and has imported many foreign rifles. The severe measures ordered by the Chinese government provoked the revolt. Rumors that Russia would in terfere have spurred the government to take active measures to stop the revolt. Vienna, Dec. I.—-Political correspond ents say France, in view of the situa tion in China, has urged the powers to take immediate united action. London, Dec. I.—The Times' corre spondent in Paris confirms the report that the French government is urging tbe cowers to take combined action against the Chinese. The Standard's correspondent hears that tbe United States will also be urged to take part. The Rio Grande Rebellion. London, Dec. I.—Advices from Brazil regarding the situation in Rio Grande do Sul, are of such an extremely con flicting character that it is impossible to conceive what the true situation there is. A dispatch was received today from the Brazilian minister of foreign affairs, stating that immediately upon the re storation of the legal government of'the state, after the deposition of Da Fonseca, the insurgents laid down their arms. This dispatch does not in any way agree with the statement made yesterday that the people of Rio Grande refused to obey the orders sent from Rio Janeiro, instructing the authorities to restore Governor Castilho to power; tbat the national guard has been mobil ized, and that a serious outbreak waa looked for. Hawtelte'a Confession. Concord, N. H., Uec. I.—Counsel for Sawtelle today obtained a short affidavit from him of the details of the murder of his brother. The officers decline to fur nish the document for publication, but it is known that the prisoner confesaea to the murder, saying the crime was committed in Maine, where there ia no capital punishment. The paperß in tho case have been submitted to the supreme court. A Convent Fire. Newblbg, N. V., Dec. I.— The large four-story building known as the chil dren's department of the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy burned early this morning. All of the 206 children were i rescued, but many loat their clothes. WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 1891. — PEN PAGES ALONG THE PACIFIC. Work on the Coast Line to Be Resumed. Cars Will Run Into San Luis Before July Next. A Steamship Burned in the Dry Dock at Olyinpia. Arizona Adopts a New Constitution—The Blanchard Perjury Case- John 1.. Sullivan Falls From Grace. Associated Press Dispatches. San Fbancisco, Dec. I.—After a care ful examination of the right-of-way contracts recently furnished to the Southern Pacific company by the citi zens' committee of San Luis Obispo aud Santa Barbara counties, the company made a report upon them *oday, declar ing them to be satisfactory. The rail road officials say that, although the citizens' committee have worked slowly, they have' done their work well, and that the company now stands ready to fulfill its part of the agreement, that is, the immediate construction of the line. Chief Engineer Hood haa greatly inter eated himself in this project, and is do ing what he can to help on the prelim inary work as to rights of way. The road has been definitely surveyed, and it is likely that the tunnel work in the mountains will be prosecuted with this winter, and that San Luis Obispo will be reached by rail before July Ist next. A STEAMSHIP BURNED. The Eastern Oregon Goes into Dry Dock for the Last Time. Olympia, Wash., Dec. I.—The steam ship Eastern Oregon arrived here tnis evening and went on dry dock soon afterward. She caught fire in some unaccountable manner at 10:30 tonight. She ia still burning, and will undoubt edly prove a total loss. The fire com- Eany here attempted to check the fire ut could do nothing. Many of the crew and 'longshoremen brought here to assist in cleaning the steamer had gone to bed, and it is feared some of them may have perished in the flames. A number of men escaped only in their night clothes, and several leaped over the side of the vessel into the mud. The fire spread very and in twenty minutes she was a mass of (lames. The fire was caused by burning grease in the galley. Tbe steamer was a total loaa. She was formerly the City of Fa latka and was in the Florida trade. In 1890 ahe was brought here by the Ore gon Improvement company, the present owners. The loss ia $180,000. The in aurance is unknown. ' BLANCHAED'9 defense. He Has a Remarkable Faculty Tor Seeing at Night. Modesto, Cal., Dec. 1. —The evidence in the Blanchard perjury case was fin ished in the superior court today. The case was on argument this afternoon and tonight. The chief witness of the prosecution today was Mrs. Mary De lang of Lagrange, who swore that she saw Blanchard pass her house very drunk the afternoon of the day he says he saw a man supposed to be the mur derer of lvett. Dr. C. H. Evans testi fied as to the distance a ma.i can ' see at night. T. F. Lacock, an army mate of the defend ant, swore that Blanchard had remark able power of seeing at night. Peter Bachman, a dam contractor, swore that Blanchard was in the habit of going out in the vicinity of the dam at night. Frank Young swore that iie had a horse similar to Owen's ; that he had the ani mal in La Grange the evening of the murder of lvett. B. Basso was intro duced in rebuttal. The defense ob jected. General Kittrell opened argu ment for the prosecution. The case will probably reach the jury tomorrow. The general belief is the jury will not agree. ARIZONA REJOICES. The New Constitution Is Adopted by a Large Majority. Puoixix, Ariz., Dec. 1 .—The election on the constitutional convention today resulted in 1100 majority in Maricopa county for the adoption of the constitu tion. Reports from about the territory indicate a majority for the constitution of 2500 to 3000. A light vote waß polled. Tucson, Dec. 1. —Returns of the vote on the conatitution thus farindicate the following majoritiea: Pima county, 650; Cochise, 450; Maricopa, 1000; Graham, 500; Apache, 400; Yuma, 100; Mohave, 200; Coconino, 250. Other countiea not heard from. The territory will go 4000 to 5000 majority. Tbe returna show tbat more than four-fiftha of the total vote ia for the constitution. The strongest opposi tion came from the federal officials. There is great rejoicing all over Arizona. FALLEN FROM GRACE. John 1.. Sullivan Gloriously Drunk in San Francisco. San Fbancisco, Dec. 1. —After twenty weeks' total abstinence, John L. Sullivan became gloriously drunk, on Monday night, and continued on his spree all of today. The audience at hia play Mon day night was very small, and thia is believed to be the cause of his fall from grace. Western Transfer Association. Portland, Ore., Dec. 1. —A conven tion of the leading transfer companies west of the Missouri river was held in thia city today, for the purpose of fix ing a uniform schedule of rates for the transfer of freight, passengers and baggage, and to secure promptness of delivery. After a full discussion of the subject, an organization as the Western Transfer association was formed. The following officers were elected: Presi dent, C. A. Hughes, secretary of the U. C. &E. T.Co., Portland; vice-president, B. F. Shaubut, manager of the Seattle Transfer company; secretary and treas urer, P. F. Stiuckman, Spokane. The association will take steps to inaugur ate a system on the plan that prevails in Chicago. TRAINS TELESCOPED. A Terrific Collision In Which Nobody Was Hart. Takrytown, N. V., Dec. I.—At 7 o'clock tonight the Chicago express, which leaves New York at 6 o'clock p. m., came along at a thundering speed and crashed into the Croton local stand ing on the trackiin front of the atation at thia place. The collision waa ter rific, and those who witneased the acci dent expected to ace scorea of lifeless people scattered about the track. For tunately no one of the many passengers were seriously hurt, although the cars of the local train were telescoped and the locomotive badly wrecked. It is said tiie local was behind time, but the block signals should have prevented the accident. It ia a qestion whether this signal was set, for the prevailing opin ion is it was not. A Series of Glov-e Contests. San Fbancisco, Dec. 1. —The Pacific Athletic club announced today that it is conducting negotiations looking to a series of important glove contests to follow the Choynski-Woods fight, which takes place at the rooms of the club on the 17th inst. Among the matches which the club has under consideration was one between Jim Hall of Australia and Jimmie Carroll of Brooklyn. Ne gotiations have been going on for son - e weeks, but the club received no assur ance from them till last night. A match is also proposed between Johnny Griffin of Boston and George Lavine ot Michi gan or George Vanheest. Presidential l'ostoiiiceg. Washington, Dac. 1. —The annual re port of the assistant postmaster-general shows that the adjustment of presiden tial postofhees makes a total of 21)64 July 1, 1891, a net increase of 252. The total gross receipts of these offices in creased $.4,875,606 over the previous year. WORLD'S FAIR MEETING. THE CALIFORNIA COMMISSION HOLDS A SESSION. How the $300,000 Appropriated Is to Be Spent—All Plans for the California Building Re.jeoted—lndividual Exhib itors to Be Assisted. San Fbancisco, Dec. I.— The firat meeting of any importance that haa been held by the California World'a fair commission since its meeting in Chicago last June, took place today. One con sideration was the invitation of the na tional commission to send a representa tive to participate in a general confer ence with that body and the members of the local directory of the world's fair, to be held at Chicago on December 9th. Commissioner Thompson was pre- vailed upon to represent the commis sion., and the regular monthly meeting eet for December Bth was postponed un til December 19th, when he will have returned and will be able to present a report to the commission. Much doubt exists in the minds of many exhibitors as to the policy to be pursued in regard to displays in the de partment buildings for competitive prizes, where the displays will represent California industries, rather than indi viduals arranging them, and the follow ing resolution was adopted to settle the question: "Resolved, That the commission, out of the funds appropriated by the state, first erect a state building and collect a Btate exhibit to be contained therein; second, aid numerous exhibitors in the discretion of the commission to enter into competition in the different depart ments." The queations of the style and plan of the building to be erected on the Cali fornia site at the fair were considered at length, and all the plans submitted by the local architects last June were rejected and ordered returned to their makers, aa none filled the requirements of the commission. A committee consisting of Commis sioners Phelan, Hatch and Thompson was appointed.to conault with the lead ing architects, and secure from them such ideas aa to the building to be erected as would enable them to make aome definite report at the meeting on the 10th instant. No appointments will be made or salaries fixed until the full board is present. Ready for the G. A.R. Washington, Dec. 1. —At a meeting of the citizens' committee having in charge the preparations for the encamp ment of tbe Grand Army of the Repub lic in this city in 1892, reports were submitted to show that ample arrange ments will be made for the comfort of the old soldiers who attend. Instead of the ueual banquet to the visitors, the committee has decided to arrange for a reception in the large court of pensions office, where the last inaugural ball was held. Incendiary Fires. Rutland, Vt., Dec. 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