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VOL- 37.—N0. 57.
A Mail Wagon Held Up in
The Thieves Secured Consid-
erable Booty.
After-Dlnner Oratory at a Boston
Kdward at. Field Indicted on Criminal
Charges — Philadelphia Printers
Strike—Other Eastern
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
The l'eople of Unite, Montana, Highly
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.
The Troubles of the Railway
They Insist on the Right to
Nearly All the Atlantic and Pacilic
Offices Deserted.
Tho Strike on the Southern Pacific Not
General — Non-Union Men Sup
plying the Strikers'
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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. Booker, who was judue of tho
fifth judicial district for ten years, died
here this afternoon, aged 08 years. In
the early days he was a prominent law
yer here, and from 1870 to 1880 was
judge of the district embracing San
Joaquin, Calaveras. Tuolumne and Stan
islaus counties. He had been in ill
health eeveral years.
Btatehood Convention.
Oklahoma City, O. T., Dec. 15.—The
statehood convention met here today,
and during the days' session two factions
developed, one in favor of a single state,
and the other in favor of two states, one
to be formed out of Oklahoma, and an
other of Indian territory.
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