OCR Interpretation

The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, December 24, 1889, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Utah, Marriott Library

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85058130/1889-12-24/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

I I News WITH and Ads THE S fDP 1 Scramble for Superiority
j Of Secretary of the Treasury
William Windom
By Director of the Mint Leach and the
Beauties and Superior Merits Thereof
Glorified in Extenso
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
WASHINGTON Dec 23One of the ob
jections urged most persistently in the
press against the silver measure proposed
by Windom said Director of the Mint I
Leach is the vast power it places in the I
hands of the secretary t suspend the re
ceipt of silver and resume at his option I
Those who make this objection surely hav
not read carefully tho secretarys measure
and are alarmed at the imaginary danger of
the feature to suspend the receipt of silver
and the issue of notes is not a part of the
secretarys plan but is only a safe
guard which he suggests under certain
well defined contingencies and is essential
to the plan in any sense The suggestion
is that in order to prevent combination
from arbitrarily putting up the price of
silver for tho purpose of unloading on the
treasury at a fictitious value the secretary
shall have discretion to suspend temporarily
arily the receipt of silver It was thought
that in order to prevent successful combi
nations for this purpose it would better to
fix the market price of silver at an average
price of some antecedent period say a year
or three months I this is done it would
do away with the necessity of any discre
tionary power upon the nart of the secre
tary to suspend the purchase of silver
The objection t using the average price
for any antecedent period as the rate to be
paid for silver is that it would tend to pre
vent the normal rise in value which is
anticipated from the adoption of the
measure For instance if we issue notes I
to day at the market price of silver
we would pay about ninetysix cents for an
ounce whereas if we should take the
average price of the last three months say
93 cents the immediate result would be to
depress the price of silver which is unde
sirable In order to avoid this it is sug
gested merely that the same result can be
accomplshed namely to prevent success
t ful combinations to artificially advance
the priceby givcng the secretary power to
t J suspend the receipt of silver temporarily
in case he is satisfied that the price is I
fictitious The magnitude of the danger of
this discretionary power sinks into insig
nificanco when compared with the discre
tion which for eleven years has been
lodged with the secretary on the purchase
of silver for coinage Under the present
law the secretary can buy 2000000 or
4000000 worth of silver a month Thatlis
he can increase the purchase 100 per cent
I he desires he can announce that tin
January he will buy 4000000 silver and
put the price up immediately Towards
the close of January he could announce
that he would buy 2000000 worth in Feb
ruary and immediately depress the price
and although this vast power has been
lodged in the secretary for eleven years it
has never been exercised harmfully but
when it is suggested that we open the
mints to unlimited deposit of silver for
payment in treasury notes and in order to
pay the current price of silver and allow
the price to be regulated by the natural
law of supply and demand and at the same
time prevent set of sharpers taking ad
vantage of the law to artificially raise the
price it is suggested that in case they do
the secretary may temporarily suspend the
receipts of silver until the normal price is
restored i is met with the objection that
it is a vast and dangerous power to place in
his hands The secretary does not desire
any discretionary power and if a plan can
be suggested by which successful combina
tions to raise the price can be defeated
and at the same time leave silver open to
l the I beneficial influences to followpro
viding an unlimited market at current pri
ces there is nothing to prevent its consid
eration and adoption in connection with the
7 secretarys measure as failure to suspend
deposits is no part of the measure but is a
V suggestion to provide against a possible
contingency The very fact that this
power exists would discourage the forma
tion of such combinations andif exercised
i could only be in such a contingency that
every good citizen ought to want it exer
Austria to Resume Specie Payment
VIENNA Dec 23It is reported that Aus
tria and Hungary have agreed to resume
I specie payments two years hence and in
troduce at the same time the decimal s s
tem the main coinage to be in gold silver
being used only for small coins Each
a country will raise the necessary funds bj
I < loan
A German Attack on Stanley
BERLIN Dec 23The influenza epidemic
is now spread over every part of Germany
The Rational Zcituiig attacks Stanleys
statements in regard to Emin Pasha I
says these statements seem to be made
with the intention of replying to the
wih intenton relying re
proach that Emins embarrassments were
caused in part by Stanleys appearance and
his determination t rescue one who did
not desire to be rescued and that Emin
must be heard in his own defense before
conclusions are reached
Liabilities of J B Sheffield Son
KINGSTON N Y Dec 23The liabilities
of J B Sheffild Son the Saugerties
Blank Book company and J Q Preble
Co the firms which failed Saturday ag
gregate nearly two million dollars but the
liabilities of each company cannot yet be
stated accurately Tho assets of Sheffield
Son amount to about one million dollars but
there is a mortgage of 303000 on their
mill property The assets of the Sauger
ties company amount about four hundred
thousand dollars
A Literary Scandal
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
New YORK Dec 23A great literary
scandal has been spread recently before
the public of Austria and Germany A
writer hitherto regarded as third rate is
destroying the good name of the dead poet
dramatist novelist and one of the most
popular Germaniwriters of the day Franz
Hedrich is claiming publicly that ho
rot threefourths of the novels which
appeared over the name of Alfred
Meissner his bosom friend and almost con
i stant companion for twentyfive years
Robert Ayr Meissners brotherinlaw
who tried to refuth Hedrichs claim ad
mit they are partially true and the fear of
exposure drove Meissner t suicide at tho
height of his fame
Alfred Meissner was born in Eplit
Bohemia in 1S22 after finishing his educa
tion he passed a wandering life in Austria
Germany England and France He was
a prolific writer of poems his dramas
V novels and sketches are widely read in
> Austria and Germany Four years ago
May 21 Meiesner cut his throat Quite re
cently new editions of his complete works
were published They had hardly appeared
when Hedrich laid before the public a
pamphlet entitled Alfred Meissner
Franz Hedrich in which he tried t prove
that he wrote most of Meissners best
J known works and Meissner took the pro
fits and fame after allowing him a miser
able pittance The pamphlet was pub
lished by a highly reputable firm who for
ten years were Meissners only publishers
Gladstone and Paruell
LONDON Dec 23 Gladstone Parnell
and other chiefs of the Gladstonian part
will meet in London before the session of
parliament opens to settle upon the course
to be taken by the party in parliament
This will be based on the lines of agree
ment made by Gladstone and Parnell dur
ing the latters visit to Gladstone at Haw
arden last week
Slavin Challenges Sullivan
LONDON Dec 23 Slavin has challenged
John L Sullivan to fight for 82500 orS5000
a side and the championship in six months
the battle to be either in America or Aus
Suicided for Luve
AUSTIN Tex Dec 23 Yesterday after
noon J I Keven a wealthy Englisman
from Liverpool suicided by shooting be
cause the daughter of Captain Stoniforth
a retired English officer who resides a f ev
miles from this town refused to marry
him He has a brother a wealthy banker
in Liverpool
The Wonderful Mesmeric Powers developed in
a Georgia Neo Girl
Special t TIE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
New YORK Dec 23A World special
from Columbia South Carolina says
Daisy Robinson an ordinary looking
colored girl twelve years old is exciting
wonder in the town of Bumter South
Carolina by inexplicable manifestations of
some hidden force which seems to follow
her every act The first demonstration
was the falling over of a sideboard upon
the floor and a short while after a water
bucket was thrown from a shelf striking
the girl upon the shoulder Her mother
thinking that the room was haunted moved
into another when the same agency moved
tables over the floor and dishes pitchers
smoothing irons and other household
articles could not be kept in their place
This morning an investigation of the
strange power was made In the girls
room were a bed bureau cupboard and a
small chair The household crockery ware
or rather all that was left of it for it had
nearly all been broken was packed away
in a bucket under the bed For a few min
utes the party was silent awaiting devel
opments but gradually a general conver
sation was indulged in upon the subject
each member of the party keeping an eye
on Daisy Suddenly a large heavy teacup
was thro svn upon the floor It spun round
a few times and rolled into the fireplace
Cups plates saucers vases shovel tongs
candlesticks kerosene lamps and fire dogs
leaped into the centre of the room
sometimes being broken into atoms
and then at other times not being
injured at all The whole room was after
wards examined and was found to be
closely sealed above and all around The
floor is tight and a careful examination
from the outside failed to reveal a crack
that even a ten cent piece could have been
thrown through
Daisy was removed to another room
The same singular occurrences manifested I
themselves in the new locality While
Daisy was eating the bedstead in the room
was actually wrenched to pieces by an un
seen power Doctors of medicine and di
vinity were present at this strange sight
and throughout the day the crowds that
gathered around the house have been so
large that policemen had to be detailed to I
keep out the throug As yet not the faint i
est hint at a solution of the matter has
been given
The Breaking of an Ancient Mirror Discloses
a Long Lost hut Important Document
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
NEW YORK Dec 23 Charles Roll of
Newark accidently broke an old mirror
four weeks ago I had been given to him
years ago by his grandfather The glass
was shivered t atoms A yellow piece of I
parchment was disclosed to view for the
first time in a century and more as was
proved by the nature of the document For
seventyfive years Roll and his relatives
have been endeavoring to gain document
ary evidence with which they could lay
claim t a wide stretch of land in the Mo
hawk valley along the banks of the Mo
hawk river
Mr Roll knew that his Holland Dutch
ancestor Jacob Roll had owned a large I
tract of land there which had been aban i
doned during the FrenchIndian wars But
he never found any papers by which he
could fix the position of the land The doc
ument which dropped from the mirror was
proof of that which the heirs of Jacob
Roll of whom there are 150 have long
been seeking Having found it they will
press their claim to property near Schen
ectady New York valued at 0000000
The piece of folded parcnment was a
deed from the Indians to Jacob Roll giving
Roll a clear title to a tract four miles in
length along the Mohawk river beginning
in the city of Schenectaiy and running
back from the river nine miles The whole
town of Amsterdam is believed to be in
cluded in the Indian deed as are also
valuable properties of the New York Cen
tral railroad An Indian title or deed of
land is almost impossible to set aside in
New York state
Gomes to Salisbury
LISBON Dec 23The Portuguese minis
ter of foreigh affairs Gomes in reply to
the notice of Lord Salisbury relative to the
movements of Major Pinto In Africa says
the major did nothing to warrant the accu
sations made against him He did not
order an attack on the British flag but
merely repulsed the hostile natives
hostie among
whose baggage after the fight three Bri
ish flags were found In conclusion
Gomes asks Salisbury to await further action
Presidential Nominations
WASHINGTON Dec 2 In the three
weeks ending Saturday the President sent
t tho Senate 1429 messages containing
nominations including army and navy ap
pointments of about one thousand six
hundred v ni Wbf tho Senate
ouincO V r then had been made
Public cu > ins of about one thous
and of these nominations The great majority
ority of them were postmasters Of dip
omatic noriiations the following have
lot been coii d George Maney min
ster to ParagLay and Uruguay J G R
itkin minister to the Argentine Repub
lie Clark E Carr minister to Denmark
Other important nominations that went
over until after recess are those of Rooso
velt and Thompson civil service commis
sioners Taylor railroad commissioner
lolliday commissioner of customs Bates
commissioner of navigation Morgan com
missioner of Indian affairs and Dorches
ter superintendent of Indian school
Murdered His Daughter
SAN JOSE Cala Dee 23 William En
bank > a widower shot and killed his six
reenyearold daughter at Los Gatos and
then attempted suicide by cutting his
throat He will probably recover
Saar Miners to Resume Work
BERLIN Dec fiLThe striking coal min
ers in the Saar district have decided t re
sume work pending a settlement of their I
i or 4
t i
The Leader of the New South
Dies of Pneumonia
Are Received by the Bereaved Wife Including
Cleveland Hill Randal Collins ant Others
Unrolling an Egyptian Mummy
ATLANTA Ga Dec 23 Henry W Grady
died at twenty minutes before 4 oclock this
morning Messages have continually been
pouring in all day from north and south
ExPresident Cleveland telegraphed Mrs
Grady u follows Accept the heartfelt
sympathy of one who loved your husband
for what hewas and for all he has done
for his people and his country assured
that everywhere throughout the land
warm hearts mourn with you in your deep
affliction and deplore the loss the nation
has sustained
Governor Hill of New York telegraphed
as follows Please convey to Mrs Grady
my deepest sympathy in the loss of her
husband He was a noble and brilliant
man for whom I felt a warm friendship and
the highest respect The entire north will
join with the south in lamenting the death
of one whose services in the obliteration of
sectional feeling have been so distinguished
and so patriotic
Among other telegrams were those from
Samuel J Randall Emery Speer Roswell
P Flower Patrick A Collins and Clinton
B Fisk
At 2 oclock in the afternoon Christmas
day the funeral ceremonies will take place
Tbofamily have consented for the body to
rest in the First Methodist church from 9 J
oclock in the morning until the funeral
hour Wednesday special memorial ser
vices will be held at the new capitol in
which all the people military and socities
of which he was a member will take part
Today all of the courts adjourned and
many ing city buildings are draped in mourn
Depews Tribute to Grady
NEV YORK Dec 23The New England
society celebrated tonight the annivarsary
of the landing of the Pilgrim fathers
Many notables were present including
General Sherman General Howard
Chauncey M Depew Clinton B Fiske C
P Huntington Dr Guiseman of Nicura
gun and others In speaking to the toast
Unsolved problems Mr D pew referred
to the death of Henry W Grady He said
Thirty years ago Robert Toombs of
Georgia ono of the ablest and most brilliant
defenders of slavery said in his place in the
United States Senate that he would yet
call theroll of his bondmen at the feot of
BunkerHill monument Today his slaves
are citliens and voters Cheers With
in a few days a young Georgian possessed
of equal genius but imbued with senti
ments so liberal that the great Senator
would have held him an enemy to the state
was the guest of Boston With powers of
presentation and a fervor of declamation
worthy of the best days and noblest
efforts of eloquence he stood beneath
the shadow of Bunker Hill and ut
tered opinions justifying the suppression
of the negro vote which were hostile to the
views of every man in his audience and
yet they give to his argument an eager and
candid hearing and to his oratory unstinted
and generous applause I was the triumph
of Puritan principles and Puritan pluck
Cheers They knew or we knew that no
system of suffrage can survive the intimi
dation of the voter or the falsidcatian of
the count Cheers The public conscience
seared by tne approval of fraud upon the i
ballot by the virtue and intelligence of
of the community will soon be indifferent I
t the extension of these methods by the
present officeholders to continue in power
and arbitrary reversals of the wills of the i
Majority will end in anarchy and despotism I
This is the burning question not only in
Georgia but in New York I is that gov
ernment for the people should be by the
people Cheers No matter how grave
the questions which absorb the Puri
tans attention or engross their time
the permanence of their solution
rests upon a pure ballot We forget all
differences of opinion and remember only
his chivalry patriotism and genius He
was the leader of the new south and died in
the great work of impressing its marvel
ous growth and national aspirations upon
the willing ears of the north His death at
this time at the critical period of the re
moval forever of all misunderstandings and
differences between all sections of the re
public is a national calamity
General Collins on Gradys Death
BOSTON Dec 23Hon P A Collins
when informed of Editor
Gradys death
said lam stunned by the news He was
in my judgment the most brilliant man in
the United States He had all the solid
qualities good judgment keen perception
of public needs and high and ardent patri
otism The republic may well mourn the
untimely taking off of this brilliant and patriotic
geOv sn
triotic man as ever oprung from its soil
Jonathan A Lane president of the Mer
chants association whose guest Grady
was at their recent dinner said Boston
will share in Atlantas sorrow for during
Gradys short stay in this city he made
many friends I dont think I ever came
in contact with a southern gentleman who
made such a pleasant impression on me
Unrolling an Egyptian Mummy
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
NEW YORK Dec 22A Sun cable says
they have had a gala day at University col
lege London this week the occasion being
the unrolling of a mummy in the Botanical
theatre of that institution The deceased
person belonged t the Egyptian peasantry
and had tilled the soil on the banks of the
Silo nearly a thousand years before Jesus
Christ vas born Ladies predominated
in the audience but many scientific men
were present and students were
everywhere The mummy occupied
the place of honor on a table
in the center of the amphitheater and
when gravelooking Dr Enchsen came in
he was at once dubbed chief mourner The
operator gave many interesting particulars
a he set about unfolding the hundreds of
yards of cloth of the Egyptian modes of
burial and the distinction which marked
embalming in the various classes of society
resently the cloth showed signs of coming
to an end The stains grow darker
and darker until they were black and
the mummy was peeled like an orango The
lecturer pointed out that it was a poor per
son who had been buried for his entrails
had been laid between his legs and not
placed in jars as would have been the case
lad ho been a rich man The skin was as
black as ebony but the features were cast
in an intelligent mold The glass eyes
which had been put in after death were
3000 years in the tomb and the color may
have changed The ladies were intensely
interested and Rider Haggard thinking
possibly might have got hold of real
Harmachis fondled this ancient ra
melt the cloth and once when his emo
tons were overcoming him he seemed in
lined to wipe the corner of his eye upon
the mortuary drapery The Egyptian made
I really enjoyable afternoons holiday for
posterity death 3000 years after his untimely
West of the Chicago Times Convicted
CHICAGO Dec 23 Guilty with a penalty
of five years in states prison and the pay
I cL lt
ment of 1000 fine was the verdict re
turned tonight in Judge Grinnells cur
against James J West exeditor of the
Chicago Times There was little delay in
reaching a verdict only two ballots being
taken The crime of which West was con
victed was that of fraudulent overissue of
stock of the Times company to the extent of
725 shares an equivalent of over one hun
dred and twentyfive thousand dollars in
money When the verdict was announced
the defendant betrayed no great emotion
His attorney on the contrary seemed pain
fully affected and could scarcely be heard
when entering the usual motion for another
trial Judge Grinnell stated he would din
pose of the motion January 2 West was
released on his original bond of 515000
until tomorrow morning when the ques
tion of a now bond will b discussed
Burglars Murder a Brave Woman
TARENTUJI Pa Dec 23 Shortly after
10 oclock tonight three men broke into
the jewelry store of PaulRuttert and were
in the act of carrying off all his valuable
stock when they were surprised by Mrs
Ruttert who pluckily grappled with one of
the robbers She was getting the best of
him when ono of the other men drew a re
volver and blew the top of her head off
The noise attracted Ruttert who was up
stairs but before he reached his wife she
was dead and the thieves had fled with
their booty The murder has created in
tense excitement and a large number are
out searching for the thieves The amount
of valuables stolen is not known I
Dr John B Hamilton on ItIt has been
Epidemic Several times Since 1510
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
NEW YORK Dec 23The Heralds Wash
ington correspondent sends an interview
with Dr John B Hamilton suigcon
general of the marine hospital service in
regard to influenza which threatens to be
come epidemic in New York DR Hamil
ton said the disease has made periodical
visitations during the last few hundred
years it spared no part of the world in its
The earliest recorded epidemic of influ
enza is that of 1510 There were twenty
visitations of the same disease which is
also known as the epidemic catarrh be
tween 1510 and 1S32 The disease does not
confine itself to men frequently affects
the lower animals In 1552 the Syuenham
society of London directed Theophilus
Thompson to prepare a complete chrono
logical history of its visitation which had
never been published before This work
was published in 1852 under the title of
Annals of Influenza or Epidemics of Ca
tarrhal Fever in Great Britain from 1510
to 1S37 I
Among the special articles in this work
is one by Dr John Warren of Boston
written in 1790 from which it appears that
influenza then well known in Europe in I I
vaded the whole of the United States in
the course of the autumn of 17S9 I pre
vailed here in November and December in
Georgia the most southern state in the
union in September and in the British
government of Nova Scotia in December
HAt New York said Dr Warren so far
as I can learn its appearance was some
what later than here and our beloved
President Washington is but now on the
road to recovery from a very severe and
dangerous attack of it in this city
Dr Hamilton says there is no doubt of
the disease being one of the germ nature
that the records show it not to have been
fatal except in rare instances and it has
rarely remained in any country more than
six weeks
Dr Hamilton then gave what might be
called an itinerary of the disease showing
its appearance In a mild form at different
dates in the past However nothing
half so severe as the present epidemic ap
pears Dr Hamilton identifies la grippe
with the epizootic and says the disease is
common both to animals and man
The West End Scandals
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
LONDON Dec 2lfCable to the Nev
York IrorldSir Charles Russell is going
to try and get a trial of tho West End
scandals to the Queens bench so as to give
Lord Euston the benefit of a trial by
special jury Further postponement of
trial atEustons request is not regar1 as
a favorable showing for him ally
when Newton who was Lord Arthur
Somersets solicitor and foctotum has
been arrested for trying to induce
the boys whose affidavits were to be proof
of charges against the aristocrats to get
out of the country One of these witnesses
named Hewitt has already gone and is believed
ieved to be in America
Editor Parke follows up his crusade
against the criminals by printing today
Hammonds letters which was sent to the
World two weeks ago showing that he was
paid 800 to go to AmerIca
Ica Wood Arthur Somerset was
last heard from in Constantine
pie where he had offered his services to the
Sultan He still repeats the silly story that
he fled in order save persons in high places
from being implicated in the scandal He
vas known to be a close companion of A
bert Victor This cowardly explanation is
believed here t be aimed directly at the
Prince Labouchere flatly asserts that
there is not a shadow or shade of suspicion
that Albert Victor is implicated In the
crimes and as Labby got a personal letter
from the Prince of Wales this week a well
as a visit from Sir Francis Knollys the
Princes private secretary presumably he
speaks with high authority An enormous
pressure is brought to bear on Labouchere
to get him to abandon his threat of expos
ing government for allowing criminals to
escpeA Telegram From Serpa Pint I
LISBON Dec 23A telegram from
Serpa Pinto dated October 15 at Muggu
rumby telegraph station on Shore river
has been received I reports that the
English flag was being hoisted at several
places on Portuguese territory and the naives
tives had raised an English flag opposite
the camps of the Portuguese railway sur
vey which had been removed by Major
Dias On November 9 the governor of
Mozambique wired that Serpa Pinto had
requested the natives to lower all foreign
flags and notified them that if this request
was not complied with the Portuguese
would haul them down with duo honors
and send them to Guillimano to be restored
to the consuls there
The Czar KInp of Poland
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
ST PETERSBURG Dec 23By cable to
the Mail and Express Ihe Czar proposes
now to be crowned King of Poland and
year he event will come oft in the fall of next I
Bootmakers Lockout
BRISTOL Dec 133Ten thousand boot
makers are now locked out in the labor
district here but their employers are wil
hug to submit the difference between them
to arbitration
Robbing a Stranded Vessel
VICTORIA B C Dee 23 Captain L
Angerstein of the wrdckedsteamer Idaho
complains that since he has been in this
port he has found the most avaricious set
of robbers it has ever been his misfortune
to run across Instead of assisting him he
says his shiphas been systematically rob
bed by all concerned His own private
property as well a blankets silverware
and all articles of a portable nature belong
lug to the steamer have been taken by peo
pIe working aboard her while she was
stranded The captain feels highly indig
nant at this sort of treatment
But the Cowardly Referee De
clares the Fight a Draw
May Possibly FIghtThe Pelican Cub People
Are Much Dlssnsted The West
End Scandals
BRUSSELS Dec 23The fight between
Jem Smith of England and Frank Slavin
the Australian champion was fought this
morning in private grounds three miles
from Bruges There was much squabbling
from the outset and owing to the outrag
ous conduct of Smiths party at the con
clusion of the fourteenth round the referee
declared the fight a draw and refused to
remain on the ground Smiths party evi
dently saw their man would be beaten and
broke into the ring and interfered with the
fair progress of the fight
Slavin forced the fighting at the start
hitting Smith on the chest and head in the
first two rounds The men fell together
and when Slavin rose he was bleeding
from the mouth
In the third round Smith got home with
his right and left and in return was knock
ed down by Slavin
The fourth round was marked by hard
In the sixth Slavin landed a terrificblow
on one of Smiths eyes
In the seventh Smith fought Slavin to
the ropes when a crowd of Smiths friends
kicked Slavin who however remained
In the eighth Slavin again knocked Smith
downi the ninth the mob surrounding the
ring struck Slavin several times
In the eleventh Slavin again knocked
his opponent down
In the thirteenth Smiths friends again
struck Slavin but their man was once more
knocked down
In the fourteenth Slavin protested
against the treatment he was receiving and
appealed to the referee for fair play His
appeal was greeted with derision by
Smiths friends who shouting police
bolted from the ground Slavin remained
in the ring and Smith who left when his
friends ran away returned The referee
then said it was impossible to secure fair
treatment for Slavin and declared the fight
finish a draw Slavin was full of fight to the
Disgust Kith Smith in London
LONDON Dec 23The ruffianly conduct
of Smiths friends at the ringside has dis
gusted every lover of fair play in the king
dom and the unjust and cowardly decision
of the referee declaring the fight a draw
instead of giving the stakes to Slavin who I
had his man whipped from the start has
added to the exasperation of sporting men
One good result has come from the fight
however which affords a good deal of con
solation The status of Smith as a fighter
is as definitely settled as though he had
won the battle easily and fairly or had
been > fairly knocked out and he certainly
would have been had the fight been per
mitted to go on All accounts of the mill
agree that Smith was not in it and this
fact together with the action of the thugs
who went to the ringside in his behalf
will render it impossible for him to ever
again obtain reputable backing while
every pugilist of reputation will be abun
dantly justified in treating his attempts to
arrange a fight with contempt When the
news was received at the Pelican club not
I man had a good word to say for Smith
while everyone praised Slavin I was
proposed to raise a testimonial fund of
200 for Slavin and o of the sum was
Immediately subscribed by those present
Kilraln Signs for a Fight
NEW ORLEANS Dec 23 Articles of
ageeement were signed today by Jake
Kilrain and Felix Vauquelin tor a six
round glove contest Marquis of Queens
bury rules to take place in this city Janu
ary 191890 for a purse of 2000 of which
the winner gets 1500
What Slavin Sajs
LONDON Dec 23 Slavin the pugilist
has arrived at Margate on his return from
his battle with Smith There was a good
deal of enthusiasm over him when he ar
rived and he made a speech in which he
said he was a good deal more hurt by
roughs who indulged ruffianly tactics com
mon with them than by Smith in the fight
Slavins backers assert that Smith never
hit Slavin and that he was hurt only by the
crowd which beat Slavin because they
were enraged at the defeat of Smith Slavin
is now said to be ready to meet Sullivan or
any one and fight for the championship of
the world
Labor Organizations Uniting
COLUMBUS Ohio Dec 23A joint ad
dress today was prepared by the officials
of N D A No 13 and the National Pro
greseive Miners union embodying plans
for the amalgamation of the two organiza
tions I is proposed to effect a consolida
tion without sacrificing the essential
features of either The work is to be com
pleted in joint convention in this city in
She will Make 0 Royal Progress next Summer
She may Also Publish a Novel
Special to THE HERALD ExaminerDispatcli
LONDON Dec 2By cable to the Mal
and Express The opening of parliament
by the Queenin person is associated with
the expected announcement of her majes
tys intention to make a visit of state to
Ireland and a progress of the country in
summer The Queen has always hated
Ireland and during her long reign has never
yet paid this portion of her dominions the
compliment of a visit For this she has
often been criticized I is Balfours and
Salisburys intention to remove this cause
of dissatisfaction even at the eleventh I
hour The compliance of the Queen is cer
tainly very remarkable considering her
continued obstinacy upon this point Her
sudden amiability towards her Irish sub
jects is construed as no little misgiving on
the part of the ministry who are
beginning to look forward to
the political outlook with
considerable apprehension But this is
not the only surprise her majesty has in
store A new volume of journals is now
being prepared by Sir Theodore Martin I
It contains an outline of anovel written by
the Queen and the selection of some
original verses from the same royal pen
Some these verses had been set to music
by the Prince Consort
Lord Salisbury has notified the French
government that it must stop Frenchmen
catching and tinning lobsters in New
foundland M ISpullor French minister
of foreign affairs has had an interview
with Lord Lytton British minister to
France in which he declared that the
French have always possessed the right to
fish for lobsters under the treaty of
Utrecht The contention of the English is
that the fishing rights granted the French
were limited to taking cod and M
Spuller said that this limit can
not be admitted by the French government
Arbitration is suggested but Lord Salis
burg will not admit that the question is a
proper one arbitration and objects flatly
< U I
fl 0
to this mode of settling it The French
firms who are building temporary sheds at
Newfoundland in which t carry their
operations have asked the protection of the
government There seems at present no
likelihood of a settlement being arrived at i
and Lord Salisburys wellknown stubborn
ness whenever he or England can afford to
show unfavoring determination promise
no uneasy outcome of the present inisuu
Sir James Hannen intends to retire from
the bench after the completion of the work
of the Parnell commission and the dissolv
ing oft
Wolsely says that he cannot visit
America in ISJO either publicly or privately
Mr Henry Irving has ordered an exten
sive site for a new theatre in the strand
The Trunk Line Association
New YORK Dec 23The executive com
mittee of the Trunk Line association today
discussed the emigrant question Three
propositions for handling emigrants out of
Castle Garden were considered They
were to equally divide the business out of
the garden to consolidate all outside ticket
agencies into one genernl agency and to
give to the clearing house the distribution
of all passenger emigrant business west of
trunk line territory There was a wide
discussion of the propositions but unanim
ity was not reached and by resolution the
matter was referred to the president
Form an Invincible League and Cut up Al
Sorts of Pranks and Capers
Special to THE HER Examer Dispatch
BOSTON Dec 23The Girls Invincible
league is an organization whose escapades
hive just come to light In Salem one
morning some time ago a flag appeared
high up on the tower Tabernacle church
near the base of the spire How it came
there was a mystery I was removed and
interest in the matter died away when sud
denly the North Church organ usually a
veil behaved instrument was found to ac t
in the most singular manner and then to
refuse to work at al Somebody had been
tampering with the water motor and had
left the water turned on thereby depriv
ing the bellows temporarily of their usefulness
fulness Then it was found that somebody
had been through the church evidently on
mischief bent There was a fresh crack in
the ceiling and the plastering indicated
that some heavy pressure had been brought
to bear against it Up in the belfry there
were burnt matches dropped on the floor
Some one had been in the attic and out
over the auditorium In the belfry and in
several of the choir books it is said were
found the names of four young girls writ
ten in a fair hand To the surprise of the
investigators each signature bore the name
of a well known family in Salem There
was too the date on which it was evident
the quartette had visited the church The
deacons took the matter and the fathers
of the young women were informed the
girls made a full and penitent confession
and ample apology from their parents followed
It was learned from the girls that they
formed the league each member of which
bound > herself to do what her leader did
They had formed the idea of climbing
every church tower in Salem and in pursuance
suance of their design visited not only
North but iabernacle and South church
tower leaving a flag at the Tabernacle At
North church entrance was made by taking
of the outside grating and passing in
through tne pastors room and tnrough the
church to the tower From the belfry the
girls got into the attic and walked out on
the great beam one of them nearly losing
her balance and narrowly escaping going
down through the plastering into the audi
oiium far below I was she who cracked
the ceiling The oldest of the participants
in this escapade is said to be sixteen
years of age and the youngest fourteen
Miss Marie Louise Baldwin Colored i Ap
pointed Principal of the Agassiz School I
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
CAMBRIDGE Mass Dec 23Miss Maria
Louise Baldwin a young colored lady has
been appointed principal of the Agassiz
school which is the only school in Cam
bridge in which a woman principal is em
ployed for grammar grades Miss Bald
win is the eldest daughter of the late P
L Baldwin who was an employee in the
Boston postoffice for many years Miss
Baldwin was graduated at the high school
with high honors She then entered the
raining school after graduating and then
accepted a place in Chesterton Ind
whence she returned in 1882 at the call of
the school to tike charge of the ninth primary
mary grade in the Agassiz school Here
she performed such admirable service that
he was consecutively promoted to the
ghth and seventh grades At the begin
ning of the present term the new Peabody
grammar school was ready for occupancy
and Miss C A Ewell principal of the
Agassiz school was at her own request
transferred to the new school Miss Bald
vacancy win was unanimously chosen to fill the
Important Pension Order by Baum I
WASHINGTON Dec 22 Pension Com
missioner Raum today issued an import
ant order looking to a speedy determina
ton of all cases in the office in which no
material evidence for or against applicant
sees to be wanting He directs that all
pending claims be immediately examined
and a list of such a may seem to be com
plete shall be kept and known as the com
peted files Chiefs of division are directed
rooted to require all examiners to devote
their entire time luring five days of each
week to the consideration of these com
pleted cases acting upon them in the
order of filing of the last piece of evidence
Saturday of each week the entire force of
examimers are required to devote them
selves t an examination of cases borne
upon pending files and in making the
necessary calls for evidence in these cases
As soon as the necessary evidence in any
case is received that case shall immediately
be put upon the completed list and receive
proper action in its regular order An im
provement also has been made in the man
nor of keeping a record in each case of
what evidence has been received and what
is still required to make it complete
Republicanism In Spua
Special to THE HERALDt < I Dispatchl
PARIS Dec 2RBy i i > the New
York WoskLA special < jatch from
Madrid reports that tho efforts of the au
lorities to keep down agiUu n the pro
vince of Oviedo have causea a riot in the
town of Gigon on the north coast Liber
als and Republicans assembled in large
numbers and refused to disperse The
police were unable to restore order The
fovernorgeneral of Oviedo was sent for
and appeared on the scene with two regi
ments of infantry when the streets were
eared and quiet restored During the
rioting one man was lolled and two badly
wounded A number of arrests were made
The agitation in Spain in favor of a re
public continues It is not so openly conducted
ducted in Madrid as a fortnight ago The
Republican leaders are as active and busy
as ever but have turned their attention to
the provinces where the movement is
gaining strength The Spanish Republi
cans are in constant communication with
heir political friends in Portugal Castelar
has all in hand acting with remarkable
moderation and reserve He approves of
political agitation within legal bounds and
deprecates violent measures on the part of
he Republicans or government
He Freely Gives His Opinion
About Brazilian Matters
It Arrives In Lisbon The Vessels GIre Great
Satisfaction and are Not Large
Consumers of Coal
Special to THE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
LISBON Dec 22By cable to the Mail
and Express The new republic of Brazil
is by no means settled down to harmon
ions existence according to reports which
are received here from that country The
provinces of Para and Rio Grande show a
decided tendency to separate from the cen
tral government and they desire to
establish special protective tariffs
Whether this will amount to anything or
not is simply one of the countless minor
disputes which must necessarily arise be
fore the republic is established homogen
eously and cannot be very well judged
from information at hand Since the ill
ness of General Fonseca Barbosa has
practically ruled the country Barbosa is
naturally more active as he is more of a
man of affairs than his colleague
Eon Pedro conversing with a Brazilian
gentleman on the subject of nationalization
as an element of power in the growth of
the country declared himself as strongly
approving of it He said it is a wise
measure for the provisional government to
have taken If Brazil is to be kept a
unity and not divided into provisional gov
ernments this he said then must be
The Zambesi difficulty with England
does not disturb the government here at
all Senhor Barros do Gomes foreign min
ster does not desire that any single
European potentate shall be chosen
to arbitrate between the two
powers in this matter Ho de
sires If arbitration bo decided upon
hat President Harrison and the
German emperor shall ho jointly
asked to act as arbitrators A new associ
ition the Sociedad Commerciale Coloniale
las been started by some Portuguese capi
alists with the object of exploring the dis
puted territories in Africa
The officers of the Portuguese army will
present a sword of honor to Major Serpa
The Evolution Squadron
SpecialtoTHE HERALD Examiner Dispatch
LISBON Dec 22By cable to the New
York JicraldOf the nonarrival of the
Yorktown officer says She is like an
empty bottle tightly corked She may bob
bout and be much tossed by storm but
can float through anything
Dr and Mrs Losing will give a dinner
probably on Christmas day to the admiral
and the captains
I had today an interesting series of in
erviews with the chief engineers of the
Chicago Boston and Atlanta The opin
ions of these gentlemen will be valuable to
practical men Cnief Engineer Farmer
of the Chicago said The total number
of revolutions during our run of
2085 miles was 728122 on the
larboard engine 729460 on the port
The average number of revolutions per
minute was 33 the instructions were to
work up slowly not spurt The average
boiler pressure was Co pounds by gauge
The coal average was 34 tons per day out
of which should deducted the amount
used for lighting heating and distilling
The average speed was about eight knots
The sails helped some as the average range
wind was favorable and in free calm
weather would bo estimated to have given
an average assistance of one knot
per hour We had the average
forth Atlantic weather of this season
We started with fresh water in our boilers
and carried water in boilers not in use
which we drew upon for making up losses
We used fivetwelfths of the grate surface
of the boiler capacity for all purposes that
is including auxiliary service The amount
vas found sufficient to furnish all the
team required with easy firing We
burned about thirteen pounds per foot of
grate per hour We started with Sod tons
of coal and got in with 334
The engines and boilers worked satisfac
orily and only required the usual cleaning
to be ready for use The indicated horse
power and general scientific synopsis is
not yet prepared During the heavy
weather and high seas experienced it was
noticeable that our steam steaning gear
vas in every way satisfactory and
on the whole it was an uneventful trip
cross the Atlantic in wintry weather
EngineersEwar Dixonof theBoston
aid the revolutions of their engines were
22103 during the passage any average of
iirtyseven per minute Fore and aft
ails were used during the run and occa
ionally square sails were set TheBoston
blew > out her newly drawn drain pipe of
iireeinch valve This occurred on two of
he boilers on the port side In a minute it
became evident what had happened and so
he fires were raked and two other boilers
earted After the valve was replaced the
two port boilers were again used
What was the coal consumption
For the entire passage as much as the
City of Paris would burn in a day We
burned about four hundred and eighteen
tons or twentynine tons per day and less
than three tons for auxiliary purposes Our
team pressure was on the average
eventyeight pounds
Didthe steering gearwork well
Yesonlyonceand then for only four min
utos It was out of orderbutwehadnoccca
slots to stop except the main engine The
rculating pumps gave perfect satisfaction
We have not stopped from the day we left
Boston until our arrival at Lisbon and
have not had a leaky boiler since we left
The average consumption of anthracite
coal per square foot of grate square was
thirteen and a half pounds per hour with
natural draught The coal was not good
and gave much refuse We left Boston
with 538 tons and have now got in the bunk
ens lip tons We were comparatively free
rnn any racing of screw that was not sub
merged and there was nothing occurred to
necessitate special care I think the
Boston is the best sea boat I ever have been
in She is better than the Chicago I dont
think any sea could affect this vessel
I experienced all kinds of weather
in her and I am proud of the ship
Chief Engineer Harris of the Atlanta
aid Ovfr average revolutions were
bout forty with an average boiler pres
sure of 0 pounds the consumption of
coal averaged thirtyseven tons per day in
eluding consumption for auxiliary pur
poses > We left Boston with 431 tons in the
bunkers and have 113 tons left We made
sail wherever the Boston did soWejsteamed
iveron four boilers We started four
boilers at Boston and kept them going all
time Wo used 16 pounds of anthra
cite per square foot rat surface per tour
ndhadno trouble from the time we left
until we arrived The machinery raced a
little on two occasions but not enough to
o damage She is an elegant sea boat and
ran along without any trouble As on ex
ample you may state I was not called out
of bed once during the voyage I consider
he Atlanta as good a sea boat as the Bos
Disemboweled with a Knife
CniLLicoTHE Mo Dec 23At Mead
ille today John Barbee aged seventeen
and Edward Davis aged eighteen became
involved in a dispute which terminated in
Barbee disemboweling Davis with a knife

xml | txt