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VOL- 37.—N0. 57. BOLD HIGHWAYMEN. A Mail Wagon Held Up in Chicago. The Thieves Secured Consid- erable Booty. After-Dlnner Oratory at a Boston Banquet. Kdward at. Field Indicted on Criminal Charges — Philadelphia Printers Strike—Other Eastern Happenings. Associated Press Dlspatouos. Chicago, Dec. 15.—Five daring high waymen tonight held up a United States wagon, and at the revolver's point forced the driver to throw out several sacks. The wagon was then sent on Uh journey, the driver being threatened with instant death if he made an out cry or stopped. So complete was the surprise effected by tbe bandits, that tho driver failed to utilize the eervicea of a largo bull-dog revolver beside him on the seat. Near midnight the stolen mail sacks, slit open ami rifled of their contents, were found on Superior street in the north division of the city, fully three miles from tbe scene of the robbery. At that hour every available man of the city detective force and the postoffice inspector's staff were ont, endeavoring to obtain a clue to the identity of the highwaymen or their whereabouts. The wagon was on its way to tbe main postoflice, witli mail from the stockyards and southwest station. Driver Oreigh ton drovo down Blue Island avenue to Halstead street, and turned east, on Mather. He was half way toDasplaines street, when Aye men sprang from the sidewalk. One seized the horses by the reins, while the others covered Creigh ton with revolvers and commanded him to keep quiet. The team was led to an alley, and while one of the men kept Creighton covered the other forced open the door of the wagon, and hastily selecting the. registry pouches from the others, made oil' through the alley. Creighton's guard kept him covered for live minutes and then left him. The thoroughly frightened driver drove as rapidly as possible to the main postoflice, where he reported the affair. An inventory was made of the contents of Ihe wagon and it was found that two registered pouches from the stockyard atatiou and that from tbe Blue Island station were missing. TII3 value of the contents the officials are unable to de termine, but is known to be heavy. As near as can be ascertained tonight, the robbers secured in the neighbor hood of $6000 in currency and about $200,000 worth of non negotiable paper from the stock yards banks. AFTER DINNER ORATORY. Postprandial Remarks at the Massa chusetts Board of Trade Banquet. Boston, Dae. 15.—The first annual banquet of the Massachusetts state board of trade was bald this evening. President Adams: sat aUthe head of the table, with General Nettleton, assistant secretary of tiie treasury, on his left. In an address, General Nettleton, re ferring to the flood of immigration to this country, said in part: "Any expenditure is justifiable which is necessary to erect an effective dyke against the deluge of misery, vice and crime. This nation will continue to receive honest, well-disposed and self-supporting immigrants. All arc agreed that when artificial stimulus to immigration shall decrease, ami the paftper, leper and Anarchist be shut out, than it will be soon enough to raise the question whether further measures are necessary. The highest service the American republic ctfn render to mankind is to maintain tbe American republic, and whatever is neressary to that end, must be done re gardless of the opposing interests of in dividuals on either side of the ocean." World's Fair Commissioner Peck of Chicago said: "We ask the United States government to furnish $5,000,0000n the same basis on which we furnish $11, --000,000. We want it as an appropria tion, not as a loan, although we believe the government will get back 50 per cent and perhaps the whole of the amount." Hon. Benjamin Butterworth referred to General Nettleton's remarks on im migration and the difficulty in securing needed restrictive legislation, owing to the close alliance between undesirable immigrants and the voters in the con gressional districts. He said the pledge of each congressman when elected to support a restriction law was the ouly remedy. FIELD'S OILKIaMA. Admitted to Bail on a Criminal Charge aud Rearrested. Nrw YonK, Dec. 15.—Edward Field, member of the firm of Field, Lindley & Co., was indicted by the grand jury to day on charges of misappropriation of fifty shares of Union Pacific and Denver and Rio Grande Gulf stock. Later Field was arraigned in depart ment one of tbe court of general sessions before Judge Cowing. His counsel en tered a plea of not guilty, and he was admitted to bail in the sum of $25,000. J. Pierrepout Morgan and JohnT. Terry qualified as bondsmen. While at the bar, Field kept hia eyes cast down and big tears trickled down his cheek. As soon as he left tho court he was arrested on an order iv a civil suit brought by P. H.Dietz.who charges Fieldjwith hypoth ecating securities deposited with the latter's firm for a loan of $125,000. Field was taken to Ludlow street jail. ■ ■ 7 Southwestern Silver Convention. El Paso,.Tex., Dec. 15.—The South west Silver convention was called to or der this morning by Chairman Longue mare of Bullion. About 500 miners were present, and fully 600 delayed by stormbound trains. The address of welcome by Juan Short of the El Paso Times, was responded to by Governor Prince of New Mexico. Ex-t?enator John H. Reagan made an j able appeal for free coinage, handling the financial question of the country in an exhaustive manner. William Burns, speaker of the New Mexico houee of representatives, was made temporary chairman. Later the convention adjourned to witness a bull fight in Juarez. It will reconvene in the morning. Senator Reagan will be made chairman of the committee on resolu tions. PRINTERS STRIKE. Compositor* on the Philadelphia Morn ins; Papers Walk Out. Philadelphia, Dec. 15. —The com positors working for the morning papets, the Times, Record, Inquirer and North American, made a demand nt 6 o'clock this evening that their wages be in creased from 40 to 45 cents per thousand ems. All of the compositors are mem bers of the International Typographical Union. The Times granted the in crease, as did also the North American, although the latter paper did bo under protest. Proprietor Singerly, of the Record, refued to pay extra or confer with the strikers. Instead, he went to work in dustriously to secure a force, and by 8 o'clock thirty-four men were busy setting type in his oflice. This is about half the number usually at work. Singerly expressed conlidence in hiß ability to, get along without union men, and says the paper will be issued tomorrow bb usual. The Record is now paying an average of about 44 cents, and the scale presented today really amounted to a reduction on the whole in its composing room. The objection of Singerly was not to the new scale, but to the proposed interfer ence with the business of his office. At tho Inquirer office, after several conferences between Proprietor Elver son and a committee representing the strikers, the men at 8:30 o'clock agreed to continue work at the old rate until a settlement was arrived at. SOUTH AMERICAN NEWS. ANOTHER LIE OF A BRITI3H CORRE- SPONDENT NAILED. That Furious Row ia.-Montevideo Was a Very Tame Affair—Minister Matta An swers Minister Kgan's Question—Ru mors of a New Cabinet. New York, Dec. 16.—The Herald's Valparaiso cable says : Reliable advices from Montevideo are to the effect that the London Times' story abouta "furious row" between seamen from the Ameri can cruiser Boston and police in the streets of that city, is a gross exaggeration. Six American sea men were arrested on shore for intoxication, but were released on pay ment of small fines, and not the slight est trouble occurred. An incendiary fire destroyed the Montevideo Central railway depot and considerable other property, causing a lose of about $500,000. About 10 o'clock yesterday morning a pamperos set in, wrecking several buildings and killing a number of nersons. In reply to Minister Egan, Minister Matla states that his dispatch to Seflor Moult, relative to President Harrison's message, and published in the official journal today, ia to be regarded as the Chilean government's statement of the case. In Santiago the sole theme is the probable attitude of the United States upon Minister Matta's reply to President Harrison's message. So far scarcely any information on the the manner in which the American press • treated Matta's statement has been received in this country. Humors concerning the formation of a new cabinet are rife, but nothing defi nite is known. ROASTING OBHS J S HEAPS. The l'eople of Unite, Montana, Highly Indignant, Minneapolis, Dec 15. —A special to the Tribune from Butte, Mont., says: The people are wrought up to a high state of indignatiou over the action of the Boston and Montana company, in roasting ores in heaps contrary to an in junction recently secured. The super intendent of the works after giving his orders left town. The people are com pelled to wear cloths over their faces while on the street, to stifle the fumes. A public meeting has been called for to-« morrow. A mob will go out and put a stop to the nuisance, and the police and the sheriff will not interfere. A Big Insurance Transaction. Nkw York, Dec. 15. —The insurance men talk of but one topic today, an announcement made at a dinner of 100 underwriters at Dehnonico's last even ing, by F. E. Armstrong, president of the Mutual Fire Insurance company, of the Fire association, and of the Arm strong Fire Insurance company, all of this city. He stated that the entire business of the three companies, aggre gating $200,000,000 had been reinsured in the Lancashire of England, and a re serve amounting to over $1,000,000 had been paid in cash to the Lancashire. Armstrong retires from the business of fire underwriting. In his speech he characterized the transaction as the greatest in the history of fire insurance. Opposed to Commissions. Nkw York, Dec. 15. —When the meet ing of the sub-committee of the Trunk Lines and the passenger men adjourned today, Secretary Burt had practically no results to announce. The subject mentioned in the joint committee's re port, was agreed upon, namely, that the committee was unanimous against the payment of commissions, which they resolved to discontinue. This was the extent of their action of two days' ses sion. Not being able to come to an Jin derstanding on other points suggested in the committee's report they sent it back without further recommendation. Attempted Assassination. Mattoon, 111., Dec. 15.—Frank W. Hornish, an inventor, attempted to assassinate Judge Horace S. Clark to night. One bullet grazed Clark's face, one lodged in his shoulder, and another in his leg just above the knee. While the wounds are painful, they are not dangerous. Judge Clark is commander of the G. A. R. department of Illinois. WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 1(1, 1891.—TEN PAGES. OPERATORS' STRIKE. The Troubles of the Railway Telegraphers. They Insist on the Right to Organize. Nearly All the Atlantic and Pacilic Offices Deserted. Tho Strike on the Southern Pacific Not General — Non-Union Men Sup plying the Strikers' Places. Appelated Press Dispatches. San Francisco, Dec. 15. —The strike of telegraph operators on the Southern Pacific division of the Southern Pacific company began'at 10 o'clock this morn ing, but it is not as yet known how many men are actually out. There are from 000 to 800 operators on the South ern Pacific system, but it is not known what proportion of that number arc membersof the telegraphic brotherhood. The Southern Pacific claitu that but a small percentage of the number on the system are members, and that they will have operators enough to handle their business. On the Atlantic and Pacific, it is definitely known that a latge number of men are out, and that the situation there is more serious. The striko ia based on the claim of the operators that the Southern Pacific should not compel them to sign an affidavit that they are not, nor will not become mem bers of the order. Up to noon today the operators were reported out at San Miguel,San Andreas and Turlock, Cal., and at four points in Nevada and one in Utah on the Central Pacific. Sacramento, Dec. 15.—The strike of Southern Pacific telegraph operators does not affect this division, as none of the operatora are members of the order. Alhland, Ore., Dec. 15. —Five mem bers of the Order of Railway Telegraph era on the Aahland-Red Bluff diviaion of the Southern Pacific, have gone out in the telegraphers' strike, including the agent at Siskiyou station, where the office has been closed today; also the operators at Alger, Sisson, Redding and Red Bluff. The Pacific division ex tends as far as Ashland, and the two or three members of the order in the Ash land Southern Pacific depot are not affected by tbe striko. Denver, Dec. 15. —A dispatch from Al buquerque says the strike of dispatch ers and operators on the Atlantic and Pacific road has not changed for the better. Representatives of tho men are in conference tonight with the officials, but the result will not be given out un til tomorrow. Ciiicaoo, Dec. 15.—Colonel Clowry, general superintendent of the Western Union telegraph company, received ad vices today that the strike of telegraph ers on the Southern Pacific railroad had proved a failure; that the strikers places are filled and business proceeding as usual. His understanding is that there is little likelihoodof thestrike becoming serious. Chicago, Dec. 15. —President Manvel of tbe Santa Fe Railroad company says negotiations are now in progress between the superintendent of the Atlantic and Pacific and the striking operators, with a view to the settlement of tbe existing differences, but that no understanding has yet been reached. Boston, Dae. 15.—A dispatch from Albuquerque, N. M.,eays: Every dis patcher aud operator in the employ of (lie Atlantic and Pacific from this city to Mojave, Cal., lias quit work, and all its trains are at a standstill. St. Louis, Dec. 15.—A. D. Thurston, grand chief of the order of Railway Tel egraphers, ia in the city to attend a meeting of the advisory council of rail road men, in reference lo the troubles on tho Southern Pacific and Atlantic and Pacific railroad. Besides demand ing the right to belong to the telegraph ers* organization, the Atlantic and Pa cific telegraphers demand an increase of salary. "If we cannot settle our troubles with the Southern Pacific and Atlantic and Pacific," eaid a member of the executive committee of the order, "we will involve every railroad in the United States." In an interview with an Associated Press representative, Ramsey said at today's meeting of the advisory council the Brotherhood of Trainmen and Con ductors concurred in the action he bad decided to take, and it was the sense of the assembled railroad men to waive the question of wages. "I have ordered the men to waive the question of wages," he said, "until I reach Albuquerque, where I go tonight; but we cannot and will not waive our right to join and be members of tbe order of telegraphers." When questioned as to the trouble on the Southern Pacific, Ramsey said the order would not yield one iota of their rights, and that the men would stay out until the battle was won, if it took three yeara to do it. Ramsey sent a telegram to the strike committee of the Atlautic and Pacific strikers, instructing them to declare the strike off, providing the officials of the road agree to adhere to a their first declaration, allowing the operators to remain members of the order of Rail way Telegraphers. THE DEFUNCT GRAND JURY. A Special Committee Appointed to Pre pare a Report. San Francisco. Dec. 15.—The grand jury held a brief sesaion thia afternoon. A special committee, which consists of Foreman Henley and Jurymen Lynch, Cubery, Holbrook and Kennedy, was appointed, and authorized to prepare the concluding report of the grand jury upon the work which it was engaged upon when the decision of the supreme court put an end to ita in vesication. It will be presented in Judge Wallace's court as soon aa completed, and upon the day upon which the jury will ask to be finally discharged. When the report has beeu completed, Mr. Henley will call a meeting at whjch it will be sub niitted to all the members of the jury who, if they approve of it will be given an opportunity to sign it. It will prob ably be about a week before it is ready. Mr. Henley Btated that the report would he a sort of general review of the work done, with suggestions and recommen dations. PAUI.V'S PREFERMENT. A Los Antreles Man Appointed Receiver of San lMego Itank. San Dikgo, Dec. 15. —The comptroller of the currency has appointed Fred Pauly of Los Angeles receiver of the California National bank, with the un etanding, however, that the stockhold ers of the bank will have ninety days in which to arrange for the bank's re sumption. It is now expected that the bank will be open for business in a ehort time. Engineers' Grievances- San Francisco, Dec. 15.—General Superintendent J. A. Fillmore, of the Southern Pacilic, held a conference yes terday afternoon with the engineers' grievance committee. The grievances were taken up one by one, and some of them were settled, but it wa3 agreed not to Aake the conclusions public for the present. Mr. Fillmore said at the close of the conference, that it would be continued tomorrow. He thought a compromise would be effected as to the leading issues involved. A Rocky Mountain Snow Storm. Denveb, Dec. 15.—The snow storm which swept over a portion of the Rocky Mountain regions yesterday, ex tended irom central Montana to New Mexico. A hurricane accompanied the snow, and did much damage, especially at Pueblo and along the Divide. On the Divide it drifted iv great banks eight to ten feet high, preventing traffic oi all kinds. Over northern New Mexico tha mow is reported in some places to be in drifts eighteen feet high. HIS NERVE FAILED HIM. THE ATTEMPT ON RUSSELL SAGE'S LIFE EMULATED. A Young Man Tried ,the Same Game on a Berlin Banker, but His Nerve Failed Him at the Last Critical Moment—The Culprit Arrested. Bebun, Dec. 15.—An attempt on the life of Russell Sage, in New York, was emulated here today by a young man who fortunately lost his nerve at the critical moment. He entered the office of Hermann & Co.. bankers, and re quested a private interview with the head of the firm on important business. When the banker joined him in his private office, the stranger handed him a letter demanding 10,000 marks at once on pain of having the building blown up with dynamite. Hermann, instead of partying with bis visitor, called loudly for help. The fellow then dashed from the place, hut was soon caught. In his pockets were found two packets of gunpowder and two other packets containing white powder, the nature of which has not yet been ascer tained. He refuses to answer any ques tions of the police. MRS. BARNABX'S DEATH. More Testimony Concerning the Fatal Draught of Whisky. Denvek, Dec. 15.—1n the Graves mur der trial, E. Z. Worrell, Jr., was recalled to the stand this morning and his direct examination continued. He handed Stevens a book containing copies of the telegrams he received and sent during Mrs. Barnaby's illness, and after her death. He said he notified Mrs. Conrad April 10th of the deat hof her mother. He read a telegram which he sent in which he gave the cause of Mrs. Barnaby's death as congestion of the lungs. Pre vious to this he received a telegram from Mrs. Conrad, asking him to wire her how her mother was getting along. Mrs. Conrad telegraphed, after she was notified of her mother's death, that she must see Worrell before the body was embalmed. On cross-examination by Judge Macon he said he knew Mrs. Bar naby about ten years before she came here. He had met her in Chester, Pa., where she was visiting his mother. Worrell repeated the oft told story about Mrs. Barnaby being dissatisfied with the doctor as her business man ager. He declared that when the cause of Mrs. Barnaby's death was first being discussed, he did not know he or any of his family were suspected of complicity. He modified this statement somewhat when a newspaper was produced which contained an interview with him upon the subject. Mrs. Worrell, jr., was recalled, and testified that after the fatal package was brought home from the livery stable, where it had remained all night in a buggy, it was placed on the dining room table, where it remained for a day before the women drank from it. She also corrected the statement made by their servant girl to the effect that after Mrs. Barnaby's death she had been ordered to empty and clean all the bottles in the house. The girl was ordered to clean one and pour into it some tonic, which Mr. Worrell, sr., wanted to take with her on her journey. Judge Booker Dead. Stockton. Cal., Dec. 15.—Judge Sam uel A. 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