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Shot to Death on Christ
mas Night
£ Long List of Crimes Resulting
From Avarice, Too Much Liquor
or Illicit Love
Associated Press SpeotaJ Wfre
INDIANA, Pa., Dec. 26.—Milton New
and his aged wife were shot to death by
an unknown assassin at their home near
Jacksonville, nine "miles southwest of
here, sometime during the night. The
bodies were found at 9 oclock at night
by their son Harry, who was passing
through and stopped to pay a Christ
mas call on his parents. New was one
of the most prominent and prosperous
farmers in the vicinity. Officers are
today scouring the country for the mur
derer, but as yet he has not been found.
When young New tried to enter his
parents' home he found the door locked.
He forced his way In through the cellar,
and on entering the sitting room a horri
ble sight met him. In a chair near the
window lay the form of his mother, her
face entirely blown away. At her feet
was all that remained of her husband,
and a ghastly hole in the side of his head
told the tale of his murder. At his sido
lay a double-barreled shotgun, the im
plement of death. All of the walls,
ceilings and articles of furniture In the
room were spattered with blood and on
the celling was a good-sized dent In
which was Imbedded a piece of the
woman's skull.
For a time there was a suspicion of
suicide, but as the facts in the case de
veloped the murder theory gained
The woman was killed with birdshot,
the husband with buckshot. There was
no mark of powder on his face, some
thing which, it is said, would have been
impossible to avoid had suicide been
committed with a shotgun. There is
nothing to Indicate that the crime was
committed for plunder, as in Mr. New's
pocket was a $10 bill and a $20 bill lay on
the top of the dresser. Friends say they
have a clue, which they will at once be
gin working on to trace down the mur
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 26.—Jack Cro-
Jim, a driver In the McDonald logging
camp, shot and killed Tony Ferardl in
a saloon tonight. Three shots were fired
,by Cronln, either one of which would
have been fatal. After the shooting
Cronin walked into the barroom, laid his
revolver on the bar and expressed his
willingness to give himself up. The
shooting was the result of previous
trouble. Both were more or less intox
Just before the shots were fired Fer
ardi was talking: to a man in the back
room of the saloon when Cronin en
tered and addressing the Italian, said:
"Have you got a knife?" and on receiv
ing a negative reply commenced shoot
RENO, Nev., Dec. 26.—An unknown
masked man tapped the till In the
Steamboat Springs hotel last night and
robbed the loungers about the place. He
secured very little booty and made his
escape without being identified.
BOSTON, Dec. 26.—There seems to bo
little information gleaned by the police
today to clear up the mystery of a dou
ble murder in the north end last night.
The dead men are Joseph Catolari,
boarding house keeper of Hanover
street, and Savarlo Quartarlo of Moon
street, a boarder in the house. The men
tinder arrest, who will be charged with
the murders, are Savarlo Careli, who is
In the hospital suffering from a knlfo
wound, and a friend named Cnppocinno.
It is said that the trp.uble which ended
In the killing grew'out of a feud orig
inating in Italy,
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 26.—The Society l '
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil
dren today investigated a case just
called to its attention and found that
several days ago James Oilman, a rail
road employe, had abandoned his family
and left the city in company with the
;wlfe of a neighbor named James Ray
man. He left his wife and three children
'so absolutely destitute that their Christ
mas dinner consisted of three crackers.
He had so long neglected them for the
Rayman woman that the house was des
titute of furniture except three old
Chairs. Yesterday a wagon load of tur
keys and other good things were dis
tributed among the poor, but the case
of Mrs. Gllman and her children had
not been reported. Mrs. Rayman also
leaves three children, but their father
Is able to support them.
SAN JOSE, Dec. 26.—As the result of
a Christmas debauch, Lagora Molina,
a Chilean woodohopper, met a terrible
death. Molina, who was employed on v
ranch near Los Gatos, drank deeply last
evening, and with three fellow workers
caroused In his cabin until far into the
right. After three members of the quar
tet hud fallen to the floor in a drunken
Stupor Molina took a lighted lamp and
vent into the yard. He stumbled and
fell, the lamp exploding and the'burning
oil ignited his olothlng. Being unable to
rise, he lay there and burned to death.
No one saw the accident, and Molina's
tragic fate was not known until this
morning, when his body, with the chest
and lower limbs blackened and charred
by flames, was found a simrt distance
from his cabin.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26.—At an
early hour this morning F, A. Taylor,
cashier in Baxter & OestlngV pharmacy,
95; i Market street, was drugged, sand
bagged and nibbed of $42 by footpads
at the Intersection of Market and Taylor
streets. He reported his experience i>
the police, after having been treated
In the city receiving hospital for his in
SACjRAM ENT<», Dec. 26. - When
Michael Field's son went up stain this
evening to call him to supper the boy
found his father lying on the floor with
a quilt over him and his coat under his
head. He did not think anything strange
of this, however, as Field had been
drinking. But when the boy undertook
to arouse him he found his father was
On Saturday Field got on a spree and
his spirits were so high that he conclud
ed to whip his wife in lieu of other
amusement. The children defended their
mother, and Field was pretty well
thumped. Then he drank more and to
day went home to sleep off Its effects,
with the result as stated. Whether he
died from the effects of liquor or from
the beating he had received, or from
both, remains to be determined.
CHATTANOOGA, Term., Dec. 26.—
Will and John Livingston, brothers, of
Blue Creek mines, Alabama, quarreled
last night over a trivial matter, while
drinking, and the former shot the latter
to death. The murderer is 18 years old
and is now in jail at Birmingham.
GLENDORA. Miss., Dec. 26.—1t is Just
learned that on Christmas day at the
plantation store of Charles L. Tamer,
three miles from Glendora, a negro
named Joe Hopkins, alias "Snowball,"
murdered John W. Luckie and Sam Esk
rldge. two prominent white farmers, and
robbed the store of a small amount. The
negro brained Luckie with a shotgun,
then fired two barrels into the body of
Eskridge. Searching parties have been
organized and the country is being
scoured, and if he Is caught he will in
all probability be lynchc*?.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 26.—A special
to the Oregonian from Gem. Idaho, says:
Foreman Whitney of the 'Frisco mine,
who was shot by masked men Friday
night, died In the hospital here this morn
ing. There have been no arrests made.
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 26.—The police have
under arrest a young man who gives the
name of Charles Beaver, and who Is sus
pected of being the fellow who assaulted
women last evening.
Mrs. Dr. Hooker believes that he is the
man who attempted to snatch her purse.
Mrs. M. L. Markham, the old lady who
was knocked down and badly Injured,
has not seen the man, but will be given a
chance to Identify bim tomorrow.
NORRISTOWN, Pa., Dec. 26.—A trol
ley car on the Schuylkill Valley Traction
company's line was held up by four high
waymen at Swedenland, near here,
about 10 oclock tonight. Conductor
Charles Galloway of Norrlstown re
fused to give up his money and was shot
dead. After rifling the body of the con
ductor of money and a gold watch the
robbers escaped. There were four wom
en passengers on the car. The highway
men covered them with their weapons
but made no attempt to rob them. Three
shots were fired at Motorman Matthias,
but none took effect. The men lookei
like tramps and escaped in the direction
of Philadelphia.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26— A Japa
nese known as George Taught fired four
shots at Mary Costillo, a Spanish woman
In the lodging house at 901 Sacramento
street this afternoon. None of the bullets
struck the intended victim of the des
perate Oriental, whose act was prompt
ed by jealous rage. Yet she dropped
dead, and her body Is now at the morgue.
It bears no sign of a wound, and the
physicians say that death was caused by
heart failure induced by extreme ex
citement. About a year ago Taughl
opened an employment agency and en
gaged Miss Costillo a san assistant. By
promising marriage he induced her to
live with him. Recently she left the
place where they had resided. After
making many threats to kill her on
sight, the Japanese met her today and
accomplished his murderous design,
though in an unexpected and sensational
manner. Immediately after the shoot
ing he fled from the place and up to a
late hour tonight had not been found by
the police.
Mary Costillo, the victim, came to thlß
city from Watsonville, Santa Cruz
TOMALES, Cal., Dec. 26.—Postmaster
M. L. Schuester, who is also station
agent at this point for the North Pacific
coast railway, was attacked this evening
by a lone highwayman, robbed and left
in a dying condition. The robbery wns
committed at 6:30 oclock, at which time
every evening Schuester Is accustomed
to lock the station, which is also the
postoffUe. He had gone but a few feet
from the door when he was struck a
stunning blow from behind. He fell
like a stricken ox, and had not recovered
Consciousness some minutes later when
one of the railway section hands found
him lying in a pool of his own blood.
He was relieved of a gold watch and
chain and $f»0 In money. The robber,
whose Identity is unknown, has not been
Accidentally Shot
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26.—Harry
Mac-key, 14 years old, living at S Minne
sota street, was accidentaly shot this af
ternoon by Charles Fitzpatrick, 15 years
old. The accident occurred at the foot
of Sixteenth street. Fitzpatrick was
hunting ducks with a rifle of small cali
ber and Mackey, who was walking along
the railroad track, was hit in the breast.
He may recover.
Killed by a Train
HELENA, Mont., Dec. 26.—Louis P.
Bowen, who had been connected in va
rious editorial capacities with Montana
newspapers for the past ten years, was
killed today at Sappington by being
run over by a train. He was a son of
ex-United States Senator Thomas J J .
Bowen of Colorado.
An Aged Preacher
WILMINGTON, N. C, Dec. 26.—Rev.
W. W, Taylor, aged SG years, the oldest
Presbyterian preacher in this state, died
toduy. He was graduated from Yule
sixty years ago. At one time he was
pastor of the church which President
McKlnley'S wife's parents attended, and
Officiated at their marriage.
A Banker's Death
WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 26.—James
AY. Allen of the banking firm of Window
& Alien died In this city today of pneu
monia, aged 37 years. He was United
States consul at Zanzibar from 1592 to.
I 1895.
Mrs. Booth's Condition
NEW YORK. Dec. 26.—Mrs. Ballington
i '.m i h was said, at the Presbyterian hos
pital late tonight, to be resting quietly
and to be somewhat better.
Capsized the Boat
ELMIUA, Hi V., Dec. 26.—Rudolph
Boericke, aged 33 years, son of Dr.
Boerlcke of Philadelphia, and his broth
er, Edward of Chicago, were rowing on-
Keuka lake, three miles from Ham
mondsport Christmas night when the
boat was upset by their dog. Both men
were taken from the water alive, but
Rudolph died immediately after he was
brought to the shore.
Fell From His Wagon
CARSON, Nev., Dec. 26—Milton Prlch
ard was run over by a loaded wagon
near Pine Grove on Friday evening and
was very seriously Injured. He fell from
the wagon while asleep and the wheels
passed over his body. His recovery is
Noted Virginians
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Dec. 26.—0. S.
Long, clerk of the state supreme court, '
and lieutenant grand commander of the
Scottish Rite Masons for the southern
Jurisdiction of the United States, died
here tonight of dysentery, after a short
A Body Identified
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26.—The body
of the man picked up off Howard street
wharf Saturday morning was identified
by Peter Barrie today ,a sea cook living
at 625 Merchant street, as that of a man
named Clark, who, four years ngo, was
employed as a cook on the steam
schooner Del Norte.
Bayn Climate Defenses
SAN DIEGO. Cal. Dec. 26.—The first
carriage for the ten-Inch rifles to be
mounted on the defenses of this harbor
arrived today from Hamilton, Ohio. It
will be assembled as soon as the cement
In the emplacement where it will be lo
cated has become thoroughly hardened.
A San Diego Pioneer
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 26.—Jos. S.
Manasse, who came to San Diego in ISSI,
died today, aged 66 years. He has been
a prominent cltizent and was formerly
wealthy. He was a native of Prussia.
Australian Duties
MELBOURNE, Dec. 26.—The Victo
rian duties on woolen and silk materinls.
wearing apparel and woolen piece goods
will be reduced 5 per cent after February
Fatal Heart Trouble
SAN JOSE. Dec. 26.—5. A. Hofstra, a
well known capitalist of this city, died
here today after a brief illness due to
heart trouble.
The Fish and Game Protection club of
Montreal, Canada, asks the province of
Quebec to give a bounty for wolf scalps,
and one of their observant members sug
gests that while they are about it they
should Include foxes, as these animals,
he is convinced, are much more destruc
tive of small game than wolves, even.
The fox, he says, is a great destroyer of
partridges, and in his tramps through
the woods he has had abundant proof
of it.
Here is an Atlanta boy's composition
on "Vaccination:" "I don't believe in
bein' vaccinated. I knew a boy once who
lost one of his two arms by it, and he
never could play baseball after that.
The other night papa came home an'
tried to open the door with his umbrella.
I asked mother what was the matter
with him. She said she didn't know, but
she s'posed he had been vaccinated. So
you see what it brings you to!" >
A sign on an office building In a Geor
gia county reads: "Couples married* on
short notice. Come one—come all!"
And next door there Is another sign, as
follows: "Couples divorced on easy
terms, without gittin' in the newspa
per!" A citizen explained the two signs
by saying: "Them fellers is brothers.
One's a jestice an' tother's a lawyer.
They plays into each other's hands an'
divides profits."
The Oberholzer sawmill, near Clay-
City, Ind., is the scene of a peculiar fire,
Near by is an immense dump of saw
dust, which has accumulated during
the many years' activity of the mill.
Some five years ago it caught fire, anf w)
has been smoldering in parts ever sirme.
Recently the fire broke out afresh, ardliit
has now been burning fiercely for ot\v
eral days.
There are now about 40,000 mineri; at
work in the gold mines of eastern and
southern Siberia. The grains of Si
berian gold are said to be on an average
larger than those of any other part of
the world. All efforts to obtain any
thing like correct information regarding
the output of gold in Siberia have so far
proved unavailing. No one outside of a
few Russian officials is permitted to
The spectator's gallery is now a fea
ture of all the large banquet halls in
New York. There sweethearts and
wives gather to look down upon husband
and lover, to size up the solids and
liquids, and listen to the burning words
of the after-dinner orators. The view
from the gallery in any'of the new ban
quet halls on the occasion of a big dinner
is well worth seeing.
Attempts to evade the death duties art
are causing queer complications in Eng
land. An old man transferred all his
property by deed of gift to his young
wife, not expecting that he would sur
vive her. She made a will, leaving it to
a former beau of hers, and then was
killed on the hunting field. The husband
was thus left dependent on the lover's
The Cold Spell
Take it all in all .this cold spell has
been a blessing in disguise. It has em
phasized what we have frequently said:
That many thousands of orange trees
were planted where they never should
have been. It also emphasizes another
fact: That genuine orange land, in the
proper location, proved by this freeze, is
worth far more than has ever yet been
asked for it. —Redlands Citrograph.
There are undelivered telegrams at the
office of the Western Union Telegraph
office for the following: Love Rich, Mrs.
John Murphy, H. M. Henderson, Mrs. H.
G. Mathewson and Mrs. M. L. Odell.
Hares Versus Hounds
Entries now being taken for the grand
opening of the Southern California Cours
ing park, on New Year's clay, and Sunday
following. The prizes are as follows: First,
$50; second, $30; third, $20; fourth, $12.50;
fifth, $10! sixth, $7.50; seventh, $7.50; eighth,
$5.00; ninth, $5.00; tenth, $2.50. Nominations
close Wednesday, Dec. 2!) th, at room 11,
2-17 South Broadway. Apply to L. W. Guod
hue, secretary, oare Winn Lumber com
pany, Sixth and Alameda streets, or C. 11.
Coykendall, The Mineral, 102 East First.
No entrance fee. Drawings Wednesday
night. |
State League Teams Play
■ i
The Intercollegiate Chess Tourna
ment Begins Today—Athlete
Cosgrave Is Dead
Associated Press Special Wire
ALAMEDA, Cal., Dec. 26.—The Bush
nell Alerts and the California Markets
played baseball on the Alameda grounds
this afternoon, the latter winning by a
score of 10 to S. The home team led up
to the sixth Inning, the score standing 3
to 1 In Its favor when the Markets went
to bat. Three men were on bases with
two outs. Iberg hit a slow ball to
Schmeer and the latter let It roll between
his feet, one man scoring. Joe Barry,
who played right field for the Markets,
came up and hit out a three bagger. The
Alerts were unable to score again, while
the visitors added to their runs In each
remaining inning. Mosklman and Ham
mond, and Iberg and Stroecker were the
opposing batteries.
San Francisco—At Central park today
by a score of 4 to 2 the Santa Clara base
ball club won a hotly contested game
from the Santa Cruz nine. The only ex
ceptional features of the game were a
double play by Lochhead and the good
pitching of Steffanl. The play was as
Base hits—Santa Clara 7, Santa Cruz
6. Runs—Santa Clara 4, Santa Cruz 2.
Two-base hits—Hughes 2. First base on
errors—Santa Clara 3, Santa Cruz 4.
First base on called balls—Santa Clara
6, Santa Cruz 4. Left on basest —Santa
Clara 10, Santa Cruz 9. Struck out—
Steffani 1. Hit by pitched ball—Are
lanes, Hughes and Graham. Double
plays—Lochhead to Farry; Williams to
Arelanes to Fitzgerald. Time of game,
one hour fifty minutes. 2
Grass Valley.—The valley team of
Sulsun was defeated by the Monarchs
today l by a score of 5 to 2.
San Jose.—The baseball teams of the
Garden City Gun club and Garden City
wheelmen played their second match
game today. This time the marksmen
had revenge for the defeat they received
In the first game. Score: Gun club 18,
Wheelmen 6.
Results of Running on the Northern
coursing at Ingleside park today re
sulted as follows:
Rosette beat Tod Sloan, Mohawk beat
Sweet Lips, Blackette beat Dashaway,
White Chief won a bye from Sly Boy,
Senorita withdrawn, Joy Bells beat Myr
tle, Valley Maid lost a bye to Terrona,
Rusty Gold withdrawn, Mountain Beau
ty beat Benlcia boy, Theron beat Move
On, Granuale beat Gazelle, Occidental
beat American Lady, That ran wild,
Gallagher beat Lass O'Gowrle, Susie
beat Uncle Sam, At Lost beat Alemeda,
Harkawayj II beat Systematic, Magnet
beat Eclipse, Fleetwood w-on a bye from
Myrtle, Beau Brummel withdrawn,
Sarcastic beat Emerald, Flashlight beat
First ties—Rosette beat Mohawk,
Blackette beat White Chief, Joy Bells
beat Mountain Beauty, Valley Maid beat
Thexnn, Occidental beat Granuale, Gal-
JogShar ;beat Susie, At Last beat Hark
maxßT, TFlleetwood beat Magnet, Sarcastic
n«mit Flashlight.
Second ties —Rosette beat Joy Bells;
aninckette beat Valley Maid; Gallagher
boat Occidental; Fleetwood beat At
Last: Sarcastic lost a bye to Senorita.
Third ties—Rosette beat Gallagher;
Blackette beat Sarcastic; Fleetwood won
a bye from Skyball.
Fourth ties —Rosette beat Fleetwood.
As Rosette and Blackette both belong
to Curtis & Son, the final was not run
oft, Curtis & Son taking both first and
second money.
Sacramento. —The weather today was
like that of spring, and the coursing
drew a good crowd. Glenbrook won first
money, Mission Boy second, Electricity
third, and E. V. D. fourth.
Newark, Cal. —The Alameda County
Coursing club held its first races here
today, 24 dogs being entered. The races
resulted as follows:
First Ties —True Blue beat Fly; Bend
Along beat Santa Bella; Babe Murphy
beat Menlo; Kid Lavlgne beat Yellow
Girl; Tlllie Wheeler beat Pete; Lady
beat Pete.
Second ties—Bend Along beat True
Blue; Babe Murphy beat Kid Lavlgne;
Lady beat Tillie Wheeler.
Third ties—Babe Murphy beat Bend
Along; Lady beat Kid Lavlgne In a bye.
Final—Lady beat Babe Murphy.
College Men Contest for the Chess
NEW YORK, Dec. 26.—The sixth an
nual intercollegiate chess tournament
will begin tomorrow at the Columbia
grammar school in this city. It will ex
tend over the entire week, and repre
sentatives of Columbia, Yale, Harvard
and Princeton will compete for the honor
of holding the cup during 1898. Each
college has two representatives, and
each man will play one game with every
other player in the series.
The order of play tomorrow will be as
A. S. Meyer, Columbia, vs. Jas. Hew
ins, Harvard; Louis A. Cook, Yale, vs.
David T. Dana, Princeton; George E.
Seward, Columbia, vs. Wm. W. Young,
Princeton; and Wm. M. Murdock, Yale,
vs. E. E. Southard, Harvard.
Play will begin at 2 oclock and be con
tinued until 6, and In case there should
1 be any game left unfinished at that time
there will be an evening session from 8
until 10 oclock.
double tournament for the championship
of the California Tennis club ended to
day, and George Whitney and Krthur
Cheesebrough are the new champions.
They won the first set handily by a score
of (—3. The second s«\ also want to
Whitney and Cheesebrough by a score
of 6—3. Bob Whitney and Bradshaw
made their final effort In the third set,
and at one time led the score by 3—l,
but their opponents soon tied the score
and won the set. This gave the match
and championship to George Whitney
and Arthur Cheesbrough with a score of
6—3, 6—3, 6—4.
Before the contest Bob Whitney and
Bradshaw were hot favorites at 1 to L
Two Well-known Athletes Dead—One
Very HI
ALBANY, N. V., Dec. 26.—John Cos
grave, a well-known athlete, died In the
city hospital today, after an operation
for appendicitis. He was a member of
the New Jersey Athletic club, the Ridge
vllle Athletic club and the Tenth battal
ion A of the national guard.
Cosgrave won the all-round cham
pionship of America In 1895, and finished
second to Clark of Boston in this year's
competition. Cosgrave's work has al
ways been of the highest order and in
all-round athletics on the field and track
he had few superiors.
Rockville, Ind.—lsaac Durrett was
shot and mortally wounded at a dance
here last night. His assailant Is un
known. Durrett pitched for the Wash
ington (Ind.) baseball club during the
rast season.
New York.—President Charles B.
Byrne of the Brooklyn baseball club was
unconscious for several hours today, and
during the remainder of the time he was
semi-unconscious. The physicians, how
ever, believe that his condition shows a
slight improvement over that of yester
day. He passed a quiet night
. Ingleside Race Entries
The following are the entries and weights
for the races to be run at Ingleside track,
San Francisco, today. Commissions received
and placed by the Los Angeles Turf club.
Black & Co., at Agricultural Park. Take
Main Street cars. Down town office in Tear
of No. 143 S. Broadway. First quotations
received at 1:30 oclock p. m.:
First race, flvo furlongs, purse, Don
Luis, Catawba, 103; Einstein, Halnb&r,
Marplot, 106; Miss Woodford, Filly. Hardly,
Sunshine, 110; Highland Ball. San Venado,
Traverser, Prince Tyrant, 113; Lord Mar
mlon, 125.
Second race, six furlongs, selling—Zamar
11., 100; Horatio. B. & W.. 109; Boylan, Miss
Lynah, 111; Lucky Dog, 114.
Third race, one mile, purse—Count of
Flanders. Spunwell, 136: Morelltto, 90; Mer
cutlo, 102: Orimar, 107; Buck Massio, Sat
suina. Tom Cromwell, 113.
Fourth race, mile and a quarter, selling
Claudiana. 139; Charlie Relf. Don Claren
cio, 92; Coupon 111.. 95: Little Cripple,
Boyle, Navy Blue. 96: Can't Dance, Col
lins, Billy McCloskey. 103.
Fifth race, four and a half furlongs,
selling, maiden 2-year-olds—Master Mar
iner, Imperious, Ablna, Indomenus, Flush-
Ington, Tempse, 107; Henry C, Prince
Blazes. Ping, 110.
Sixth race, one mile, purse—Hohenzol
lern, 107; Lost Girl, Lillian M., Dolore,
Devil's Dream, 112.
Weather clear: track fast
Captured a Rebel Position and Greatly
Displeased His Commander
Let us glance at one occasion on which
a comparatively Junior officer had the
courage, the Initiative, and, as generally
accepted, the clear-sightedness to act
contrary to his instructions, to perform
a brilliant feat of arms, and in doing so
to Incur the wrath of one of England's
most able and valiant generals. It was
during the long and anxious operations
which constituted the second relief of
Lucknow. The old mess house of the
Thirty-second, strongly held by the reb
els, stood In the way of Sir Colin Camp
bell's advance, and beyond It was Motl
Mahal. These two strong positions car
ried, a Junction with the beleagured gar
rison could be effected. Sir Colin, hav
ing made arrangements to secure his
communications, directed the gallant
Peel to open fire with his heavy guns on
the mess house.
The fire continued from the early
morning till 3 oclock In the afternoon.
At that hour the musketry fire of the
enemy having been almost silenced. It
appeared to Sir Colin that the mess
house might be Btormed without much
He ordered for this duty a company
of the Ninetieth, under Captain Wolse
ley, with some other details. The ac
tual leader of the storming party was
Captain Wolseley. "Never was a daring
feat of arms better performed." Through
the hot fire Wolseley led his men,
clambered through the breach made by
Peel's guns and entered the house, driv
ing the enemy before him. His orders
had been only to take the mess house,
but "the victorious stormers followed
the fleeing enemy, and Wolseley, far
from checking them, determined to push
his advantage to the utmost." Ho
pressed on to the Moti Mahal, and, with
the assistance of the sappers, succeeded
In making narrow openings in the solid
"Through these Wolseley and his men
eagerly marched, and attacked the net
work of buildings within. The resist
ance they encountered was, however,
stout, and even desperate, every room
being contested. At length the enemy
were expelled and the Moti Mahal, the
last building held by the rebels on the
line communicating with Outram and
Havelock, came completely Into British
The best known biographer of the
present commander In chief, and, indeed,
the vast majority of persons who know
the story, think that It was an astonish
ing thing "that Sir Colin was furious
with him for having exceeded the letter
of his Instructions, in that, when he was
only ordered to take the messhouse, he
actually, of his own motion, had driven
the enemy out of the Moti Mahal! The
brigadier (Adrian Hope) advised him to
keep out of the way, as the chief was
asking for him, and he never saw a man
more enraged in His life."
"We know that the grand old soldier
subsequently, after having administered
a severe wigging, condoned the offense,
congratulated the offender on his cour
age and ability, and promised to recom
mend him for promotion. But is the ex
ample given by Captain Woolseley one
to be received as approaching a rule of
conduct for the army? Has the present
commander In chief perfect confidence
in its propriety?—Blackwood's Maga
a ■ s
Ship No Frozen Fruit
Now that some of the orange crop Is
undoubtedly frozen, it is to be hoped
that none of the frozen fruit will be
shipped away. That would work an in-
Jury to the market hereafter. It Is bad
enough to lose the fruit. No use throw
ing In our reputation along with it. Let
the public understand that we sell only
good goods, and then when we have any
thing to sell, we can sell It for a good
price.—Pasadena Star, ,
Their Wonderful Bight and Great Age-
Three Years For aa
Eagle to Grow
The mountain solitudes and fastnesses
of Tennessee, which have figured so
often of late In the stories and novels of
John Fox, Charles Egbert Craddock and
others, have, among other respect-in
spiring natives, many specimens of the
American national bird, the bald-headed
eagle, which makes Its eyrie among the
lofty and rugged clefts and crags and
pinnacles of the ranges. It Is found on
Stone Mountain, the great Roane, 6596
feet high, on the Bald at 6650 feet, and
the Great Smoky range, which rises 6630
feet, on the Bullhead and in many other
lofty places.
For these splendid birds there Is a nev
er-failing demand, and as a result there
are many mountaineers who have be
come expert catchers of these mountain
prizes, and who often reap rich rewards
in return for perilous risks and daring
adventures. Young eagles bring from
$40 to $80, and occasionally $100, while
eagles that are of some age and of great
size cost as much as $300, these being
rarely captured, however. Eagles which
are killed in the attempt to capture them
are valuable to taxidermists, who al
ways find an easy market for these great
stuffed birds. Their feathers, especially
those of wing and tali, are likewise sold
for good prices.
The eagle either builds Its nest upon
the top of a mighty tree growing far
up on the mountain, among myriads of
twining vines, and the thickest and
most inaccessible bushes or shrubs, or
on the summit of a high rock. It is al
ways a large one, strongly and com
fortably built, large sticks and branches
being laid together, nearly flat, and,
bound with twining vines. The spacious
Inside Is covered with hair and mosses,
so minutely woven together that no
wind can penetrate. In this abode the
mother bird lays two eggs, which are
great curiosities. The long end of the
egg tapers down to a point, while Its
color Is a dirt or brownish red, with
many dots and spots upon It. The young
birds are driven forth from the nest by
their savage parents to scratch for
themselves as soon as they are able to
fly, and no training whatever Is given
them by the old bird. That is left to
their Instinct, which hunger and neces
sity develop. There Is no going back
to the old home for the young eagle,
for the mother bird at once tears up
every vestige of the nest where they
have thriven since birth, and while they
emit plaintive shrieks, darts at them
and pushes them off the crags or rocks,
and as they must take to their wings
or fall, this is how they learn to fly at
once. It takes three years for a young
eagle to gain Its full and complete
plumage and for the development of
Its strength. Once full grown, provided
he does not meet with a violent death,
an eagle should live between 80 and 160
Up in the mountains the eagle finds It
as hard to gain subsistence as do the
feathered grumblers of the plains below.
The precariousness of his existence and
the wild manner In which food Is gath
ered seem to give the bird greater feroc
ity the older It grows. The eagles range
among the mountains and valleys In
pairs, their young never following, but
doing the best they can by themselves.
The stern.unsoclal tyranny of the older
birds, beginning with the casting out of
the eaglets, manifests itself in later
years in their treatment of their mates.
If the male bird be the stronger, most
of the prey belongs to him, apd he allows
the female to eat but a paltry share be
tween* fierce thrusts of his beak. If the
female is the stronger (and she generally
is) the male bird cowers and winces un
der many a fierce blow from his unfeel
ing wife, no matter how small the mor
sel he is trying to get. But when danger
threatens, no human pair battle so for
midably for themselves and each other
as do two eagles. It Ik a noteworthy
fact that 'each male has but one mate
during his lifetime. If the female is
killed or captured the eurvlving male be
comes an eagle hermit and fiercer than
Eagles are often seen near their nests
together, but when the sun is shining
they frequently take their majestic
flight straight toward it until they dis
appear from sight. Sitting upon the
mountainside their vision Is so keen that
they can see far down In the valley a
sheep or a young goat, a big turkey or
rooster, a small pig, a rabbit, or part
ridge, and almost Instantaneously they
descend upon their victim, dften, when
a large calf or goat is to be attacked
and carried off four or six of the great
birds will unite and remove the car
cass to a safe spot, when they will Im
mediately begin to fight It out to see
which of them is entitled to the choic
est bits, and It is truly a survival of
the fittest in such combats as these.
But an eagle Is always confident of his
strength, and rarely overreaches him
self In such conflicts or In his desire for
prey. When lingering by the mountain
rivers watching for ducks or geese, or
even fish, a pair of eagles will display
their natural shrewdness. They swoop
from opposite directions upon the fowl,
which tries to escape by diving, and
could outwit one eagle; but suddenly as
the bird comes to the surface of the
water the second eagle seises him.
With Its wonderful power of sight,
covering a radius of miles, the eagle
combines a swiftness of flight equally
marvelous. In a single night and day
a full-grown eagle can fly 1000 miles.
Oftentimes the visitor In the Tennessee
mountains can just see him like a little
speck in the sky, moving restlessly and
rapidly In majestic circles about the
crest of a far-away peak. The sight
seers and mountaineers who love to
watch eagles always choose the break of
dawn or a calm sunset. Then they
are to be seen wheeling in circles and
gliding about In horizontal sweeps, just
before starting out on a day's hunt, or
settling for the night.—New York Even
ing Post. , •
The Latest Novelties
California oranges from Italy are the
latest novelties in eastern markets, as
we learn from the Grocery World of
Philadelphia. It seems that Riverside
oranges grown in Spain made their ap
pearance last year in American markets,
and now California mandrlns from Italy
have begun to arrive. This fruit Is said
to be from seed obtained In California
nine years ago. The oranges are packed
In American boxes and decked with tin
sel. On the covers the word, "River
side," stands out In bold relief. It may
not be long before the gentle Italian ven
der on the eastern street corner will call
out: "Ftno Redlando orange from Na
pollt"—Redlands Facta.
Spanish Ships Cruised in It for Years,
but Discovered Nothing
The first European explorer who
looked down upon the broad waters of
the Pacific saw them stretch away calm
and unruffled into the apparently end
less distance of the south, and it was
from this circumstance that the greatest
of the oceans got the two names by
which It has ever since been known, of
"the Pacific," and "the South sea."
We can fancy what visions of wonders
hidden behind the vale of sea mist must
have floated before the Imagination of
Balboa on that peak in Darlen when he
fell upon his knees and thanked God
that it had fallen to his lot to make the
great discovery. It is easy to suppose
that his imagination pictured new con
tinents rising dut of the vast expanse
of ocean containing empires greater
than Cortes found In Mexico and treas
ures more rich than were ever dreamed
of by the Incas of Peru, and whatever
these might be, they were all the Inheri
tance olj Spain. But whatever those
dreams may have been, it is certain they
were doomed to disappointment. In the
first century that followed the discovery
of the great ocean Indeed, a good many
of the adventurous ships of Spain sailed
the waters of the South sea, but their
efforts ended In failure for the most
part. The reports they brought back
from their voyages were for the most
part of sea—nothing but sea. One or
two indeed discovered and landed upon
islands, but not one ever reaohed the
shores of the only continent that lay hid
den In the unknown waters of the South
It Is easy to understand their experi
ence when we look at a map of that part
of the world, for we shall And that a line
drawn around tho globe ten degrees
south of the equator would pass through
more than 20,000 miles of ocean and less
than 4000 of land. South of this line the
only large pieces of land are the south
point of Africa and the narrowest part
of South America and the Island conti
nent of Australia. Except the Island of
Madagascar there is no land of any con
siderable extent in all the great expanse
of the Indian ocean, and the still more
vast extent of the south Pacific is only
dotted here and there by groups of
beautiful but widely) scattered islands,
lovely in form and lavishly endowed with
a marvelous variety of natural produc
tions, but so diminutive in size that they
must be sought with all the advantages
of modern science In the vast wilderness
of ocean by which they are surrounded.
—Harper's Round Table.
Soldiers Killed in Tennessee
Of the nearly 360,000 federal soldiers who
lost their lives during the late war one
sixth of the number fell on Tennessee
soil, nearly 60,000 being burled at Nashville,
Murfreesboro, Shtloh, Chattanooga, Mem
phis and Fort Donelson.
No Inconsistency
Hicks—Come, now, you profess to be a
great lpver of art, and yet you refuse to
give anything toward the erection of this
public statue.
Wicks—As you say, I am a great lover
of art—Boston Transcript
An Injustice Done
A Cincinnati gentleman has been put In
a lunatic asylum because he Insisted that
the devil was after him. As Mark Har.na
has been pervading the state of Ohio pretty
extensively of late. It may be that an In
justice has been done In this case.—Chicago
Different Estimates
Stranger—What does It cost this state
by the day to run the legislature?
Illinois man—Actual expense or In dam
age?— Chicago Tribune.
Dogs That Never Bark
There are three varieties of the dog that
never bark—the Australian dog. the Egyp
tian shepherd dog and the "llonheaded"
dog of Thibet.
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