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Failure of an Attempt to
Settle the Philadelphia
Mediators Rather Prematurely
Notified the Men to Return
to Work.
These Labor Leaders Will Go to the
Scene of Strife and Deliver
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 21.— The
strike situation is in a worse muddle than
ever from ail appearances.
At 1 o'clock this morning it was an
nounced that a proposition submitted to
the Mayor by the Rev. Dr. Baker and
George Griffith, representing the Christian
League, had been laid before Mr. Welsh
and acceded to by him on behalf of the
Union Traction Company. The proposi
tion i? as follows:
"If the men come back and return to
their, work and peace is restored the Union
Traction management will cordially
and considerately receive any committee :
from the ranks of its own employes, and
will . respectfully and kindly l:ear their
complaints and greivances that they may
offer, and will remedy the same within the
range of fairness."
Dr. Baker and Mr. Griffith were assured
that this proposition had been accf>p?ed by
Mr. Welsh. They immediately In. >Ed to
headquarters of the strikers and laid it be
fore ti.e executive committee of the strike
board and the committee immediately ac
cepted it. The committee thereupon
started out in cabs to notify the men to re
port for duty this morning.
General Manager Beetem of the Union
Traction Company answered a telephone
cull at 1:30 o'clock and denied absolutely
that the Union Traction Company had
made any such proposition or would come
to any such understanding with its former
* employes. He said that if the committee
"had declared the strike off it was because
they were beaten at every turn.
..• Tue outcome of this singular complica
. tion must be awaited this morning.
liebs and Mcliride to Encourage the
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 20.— The
leaders of the strike to-day decided to call
upon Eugene V. Debs, the famous leader
oi the A. R. l\. and John Mcßride, ex
president of the Federation of Labor, to
aid them with their advice and presence.
Accordingly a telegram was sent to Mr.
Debs at Terre Haute and to Mr. Mcßride
asking them if they would come here.
Replies were received from both that
they would come to Philadelphia at once,
and it is expected that both these labor
leaders will be here some time to-morrow.
It is not the intention of the local lead
ers of the strike and of President Mahon
of the Amalgamated Association to asK
Mr. Debs to take charge of the strike, but
the purpose now is to have the president
of the American Railway Union and Mc-
Bride address meetings and enthuse the
men with their speeches and presence.
After Mr. Debs comes, here, however, mat
ters may so shape themselves that he will
assume the direction of the strike.
The situation to-day, as far as the run
ning of cars was concerned, was measur
ably improved. On those lines that the
traction company is operating to any ex
tent cars. were run on nearly schedule
Much of the excitement has died out on
the streets and crowds did not congregate
to-day as when the strike first started.
Nevertheless, two particular]}' vicious as
saults were made on cars on the Thir
teenth and Fifteenth street iines. At
Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue
a car was compelled to slow up for a
freight train passing out the latter street.
The car was crowded with men and
women and there was but one policeman
on the platform. The momentary halt
proved too much for the patience of the
crowd, and without warning a storm of
iron bolts, coal, slag and bricks were
hurled at the car.
At the first assault the terrified passen
gers threw themselves upon the floor of
the car and during a lull in the fusilade
made their escape to the street. One lady
had her jaw broken by an iron nut. A
man was severely hurt by flying iilass and
the conductor was injured in the same
The conductor and the motorman de
serted the car and fled. The solitary po
liceman aboard the car rushed to the near
est patrol-box and rang in a call, and a
patrol- wagon full of policemen were soon
on the spot.
The officers charged the crowd, clubbed
it vieorously and dispersed it, making
four or rive arrest 3.
Exactly the same sort of an occurrence
happened on Thirteenth street above Wil
low. Here, strangely enough, the jaw of
another woman was broken by the stone
tnrowers and several others were cut by
flying glass. On Thirteenth street the
windows of eight cars in all were wrecked
before the police assumed control of the
situation. _
The Sew York Sun's Anntcer in the Xoyes
Libel Suit.
NEW YORK. N. V., Dec. 20. -The an
swer in the libel suit of Frank B. Noyes of
Washington, a director of the Chicago As
sociated Press, against the New York Sun,
was tiled in the United States Circuit Court
The article complained of by the plain
tiff charged the Chicago Associated Press
with deceiving its patrons and the public,
and accused Noyes of being a party to the
fraud and deceit. The defendant declares
that, the facts alleged in the article are
true and demands judgment that the com
plaint be dismissed with costs.
Aetr# From the East Caused a Bather
Hapid Decline.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 20.— Mining stocks
on cull to-day had a boom, prices advancing
even under unusual heavy sales. The only
exception was Isabella, which dropped be
cause of the heavy unloading being stead
ily done by one of the large capitalists
whp has been holding a block of this stock,
he wishing to protect his securities in rail
road and canal enterprises. When the
news of the flurry in New York reached
Denver the brokers received many tele
phone orders to unload mining stocks,
which resulted in a rapid decline after the
call of all stocks purchased in the Eastern
money centers.
Passenger* Assisted the Crew in Routing
MUNCIE, Ind.. Dec. 20.— A bold attempt
to hold up southbound passenger train
43 on the Fort Wayne, Cincinnati and
Louisville division of the Lake Erie and
\Y r estern road was made after dark last
evening north of Montpelier, in the oil
field. A passenger on the train who
stopped here reported the matter. He
states that the robbers boarded the train
at Keystone and went through the coaches
with pistols, ordering the passengers to
stand up.
Conductor Dockerman and Brakeman
Welsh attacked the thieves and the passen
gers then took a hand. A general fitrht
was soon on and the robbers were driven
from the train, but secured several over
coats and valises. »
The train consists of two day coaches
and a combination baggage, express >»nd
mail car. The train dispatcher announces
that no attempt was made to bother the
express-car. _
Supposed to Have Been Frotn the Steamer
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 20.— The
British bark Delpussund, which yesterday
arrived from Santa Cruz, passed in latitude
37 degrees 22 minutes, longitude 72 degrees
4 minutes, on December 15, a topsail yard
of a large vessel projecting from the water
and apparently attached to a sunken
wreck. In the vicinity of the spar was a
quantity of timber, polished cabin fittings,
and a number of cork jackets.
There is a possibility that this is the
wreckage of the Atlas line steamer Clari
bel, which left Kingston on December lfor
this port. She was spofcen by the Pacific
Mail steamship Newport on Friday last off
the Carolina coast. The Claribel was dis
abled and took a line from the Newport.
Later she cast it off and signaled "good
by." That was during a h<_avy gale. She
has not been heard from since. The Clari
bel was commanded by Captain Cote.
She was of 880 tons register.
Many Little Ones Owe Their
Existence in the World
to His Genius.
But the Inventor of the Baby Incu
bator Failed to Secure a
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 20.— William
G. Robinson, the man to whom many lit
tle folks who were born into the world too
soon owe their existence, is said to be dy
ing of consumption in Washington. In
his little tinshop at 315 East Twenty-sixth
street several years ago the idea came to
him that the incubator which had relieved
hens of the burden of a sedentary occupa
tion could be applied to infants. So he
i told the doctors about it and made an in
A baby who is now Joseph Grevort was
the first one to occupy it. One day there
came a call from the residence of E.
Clarence Haignt, a millionaire. The waif
he found there lay silent by the body of
the mother, who had died in giving it
birth. It came into the world three months
too soon. Robinson connected the Incu
bator with the gas fixture, and soon he had
the water well heated so as to give the
space inside the temperature of the hu
man body. Then the waif was placed on a
swinging bed of cotton. The ovon and the
glass doors were shut. The physicians
and nurses stood peering through the
glass. In two hours the physicians said
there were signs of life. The waif lived.
Since then an incubator of the Robinson
pattern has been placed in nearly every
hospital. It has saved many lives. Like
all inventors, Robinson was poor. When he
made his first incubator he had no idea
there was money in it for him. But when
the incubator was adopted generally he
began to think. Finally he decided to
have it patented and reap his reward. He
left for Washington a month ago and filed
-his applications in the Patent Office. As
he was about to leave for New York he
was seized with a violent fit of coughing.
He was taken to the house cf his sister.
The doctors said he bad consumption.
Mrs. Robinson was called to his bedside
two weeks ago, and yesterday she sent
word to her mother that iie could not sur
vive much longer. He was 30 years of age
and had three children.
Hugh Carlisle's Wraith Increased by a
Court Decision.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 20.— Judge
Bruce of the Federal court rendered a de
cree yesterday in the case of the United
States against the Tennessee and Coosa
Railroad and Hugh Carlisle.dismissing the
case. The decision gives Carlisle posses
sion of 70,000 acres of Valuable lands in
Etowah and Marshall counties, which were
granted by Congress thirty-nine years ago
to aid in building the Tennessee and Coosa
Railroad. Carlisle spent $250,000 build
ing the road and secured the lands, but
five years ago the Government filed a bill
to oust him, claiming he had not com
pleted the road within the required time.
One thousand settlers have refused for
five years to pay rents, which now amount
to $1,000,000, hoping to acquire squatter
claims if the Government won. Carlisle
will coliect the rents. This decision makes
him the richest man in Alabama.
Employes in a Store liuried in the
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 20.—
Shortly after noon to-day a large part of
the second floor of the Palace clothing
house caved in. A large quantity of mer
chandise had been piled there and the
floor proved unable to stand the strain.
An alarm was at once sent in and the
fire department responded. As soon as
the firemen arrived on the scene they be
gan removing the wreckage in a search for
those who might be buried underneath.
Up to this time no bodies have been
The body of Gale T. Walters, an em
ploye, has been taken from the ruins. Os
car Holter, a clerk, was slightly injured.
There were other casualties.
(ioldnmith's Estate.
NEWDURGH, N. V., Dec. 20.-The es
tate of John A. Goldsmith, the well-known
horseman who died in New York Inst Fri
day, is variously estimated at from $300,000
to $500,000. Mr. Goldsmith leaves practi
cally all of his fortune to his widow. Ber
tha Moore Goldsmith, daughter of Major
J. Owen Moore.
Madr. an Assignment.
NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 21.— Mitchell
N. Packard & Co., wholesale dealers in
coffee, teas and spices, made an assign
ment yesterday. The liabilities are esti
mated at $100,000.
A Letter Received From
Deputy Postmaster
He Writes to His Mother of His
Intention tq Begin Life
Neither Details of the Method Em
ployed nor the Amounts Stolen
Are Given.
VALLEJO, Cal., Dec. 20.— At last news
has been received from the defaulting
Deputy Postmaster, Charles L. McEner
ney, of this city, who disappeared on De
cember 13, taking with him $400 or $500
paid to him for money orders. McEner
ney had, the day before his fli 'ht, been
found some $180 short by Postal Inspector
Irwin, but on promising to make this sum
good both Irwin and Postmaster Roe con
sented to let the matter remain quiet.
The next day at noon McEnerney left the
office, ostensibly to go to dinner, but was
not heard from after. Suspicion being
thus aroused, further investigation was
made, and to date in the neighborhood of
$500 has been found missing, and presum
ably an indefinite sum beyond this, which
can be known only when persons to whom
remittances were to have been sent are
heard from.
It was thought at first that McEnerney
had killed himself, but sober reflection
failed to give a motive for this, as all his
known stealings of $180 were made within
a few days, and one for $200 on the very
day of his disappearance. That he did
not kill himself proves to be the fact. He
has gone East, doubtless having valuable
and intelligent assistance in his plans.
A letterin McEnerney's handwriting was
received by Mrs. John McEnerney, the
young man's mother. It is evident that
he started East almost immediately after
his disappearance. The letter was for-
warded by H. J. Barry, the postmaster at
Reno, Nev., who says he received it under
cover on December 17. In the missive Mc-
Enerney expresses sorrow for his actions,
and says he could not stay and '"face the
music." He declares his purpose of mak
ing an honest record for himself else
where, and states that before the letter in
question could be read he would be in
Chicago. McEnerney intimates, however,
that that* city will not be his sttopping
place. He acknowledges having changed
the combination of the postoffice safe, but
does not enter further into the details of
his actions.
The Commerce- Destroy rr Starts Upon a
Two Hays' Trial Trip.
VALLEJO, Cai,., Dec. 20.— The Boston
left the navy-yard at 11 o'clock this morn
ing with the board of inspection, consist
ine of Chief Engineer George F. Kutz,
Commander 13. H. McCalla, Lieutenant-
Commander A. Vi. Wadhams and Naval
Constructor William J.Baxter on board.
The cruiser lias gone to sea on a forty
eight hours' trial trip, during which time
its engines will be given a thorough test.
Its guns will also be tested.
Nothing can be learned regarding the
Boston's triul until its return, though all j
predict that everything wilj be found to
work in a satisfactory manner. During the
cruiser's recent overhauling nothing was
left undone to make it as complete as
possiDle. ■
Unknown Persons Cut Down the
Union High School
Flag Pole.
Enemies of State Senator McGowan
Endeavor to Prevent His
EUREKA, Cal., Dec. 20.— The town of
Arcata has been in a turmoil to-day over a
dastardly act committed by unknown per
sons last night. The pupils of the Arcata
Union High School had arranged a pro
gramme and flag-raising, and engaged
State Senator Frank MrGowan to deliver
the oration. This morning it was discov
ered that the flagpole had been chopped
to the ground in order to prevent the flag
The citizens wore greatly incensed, and
members of the G. A. R. and others spliced
up the pole and the programme was car
ried out as planned. Senator McGowan
appeared and delivered a fine oration be
fore a large crowd.
It is believed the razing of the flagpole
was the work of enemies of Senator Mc-
Gowan, as a protest had been made against
his acting as orator of the day. The
scholars of the high Fchool voted unan
imously, in the fare of the prote3t, in favor
of MrGowan. The midnight act has
aroused the entire county.
" The Call's " Expose of the Treasury
Scandal Caused a Sensation.
CARSON, N«T., Dec. 20.— T0-day was
spent arguing the Heney case. General
Clarke will close for the Government to
The arrival of The Call in the city this
morning, containing the full expose of the
appearance of 80,000 newly minted dollars
in the State treasury, has created a pio
found sensation. It is the generally ex
pressed opinion that The Call would do
well to send a representative up here, as it
did in the Tacoma scandal, and probe it to
the bottom.
Two Men in the Frisco Fatally Injured
by an Explosion.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 20.— Thomas
Lewis accidentally exploded a box of per
cussion cags at the Frisco mine, near
Gem, Idaho, to-day, fatally wounding
Thomas Noonan and Frank Richardson
and seriously injuring himself. Ail are
miners. Noonan is president of the Min
ers' Union at Gem. His eyesight was de
stroyed and he was otherwise frightfully
Important Rulinr/ at Seattle,
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 20.— The Su
preme Court, in the case of Knipe vs. Aus
tin, handed down a decision to-day, to the
effect that a purchaser in redemption sale
was entitled to rents during his posses
sion. The question involved was whether
upon redemption of real estate sold under
execution, the amount of rents and profits
received by the purchaser should be cred
ited to the redemptioner, or whether such
rents and profits belonged absolutely to
the purchaser.
Splendid Christinas Donations Made by
School Children.
FRESNO, Cal., Dec. 20.— School chil
dren were taught a splendid object lesson
in practical Christmas charity this morn
ing. A few days ago a movement was set
on foot to have each child bring a stick of
wood and one potato to school for distri
bution among the poor on Christmas.
The teachers took hold of the mat
ter and rixed this morning as the time for
the bringing of the articles.
Every child brought something this
morning, and some made more than one
trip. Many of the little tuts were strug
gling along the streets quite overloaded
with donations.
Some of the children took armfuls of
wood, some little wagons or wheelbarrows
loaded with it, and some of the larger boys
shouldered four-foot sticks of wood.
Some children took canned food and some
took potatoes, others clothing of one kind
or another, until the schools' contribu
tions amounted to something very sub
stantial. In all about forty sacks of pota
toes and about twenty-live cords of wood,
besides considerable clothing and other
articles.were brought to ihe schools by the
William Roarktt Wants a Share of the
James McCoy Estate.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 20.— William
Roarke, a nephew of the late James Mc-
Coy of Old Town, yesterday filed in the
Superior Court a protest against the pro
bate of McCoy's will, which leaves all the
property, amounting to a snug fortune, to
the widow, Winifred McCy.
Roarke alleges that McCoy had always
said that he intended to leave the property
to nis blood relations, but that the will
was obtained by Mrs. McCoy while her
husband was of unsound mind, and upon
the promise that she would provide for his
relatives. It is also alleged that McCoy
acted as a sort of guardian of Roarke,
caring for his money and receiving large
amounts at times, some of which have not
yet been accounted for.
A San Francisco Woman Charges
Restaurateur Vierick
With Bigamy.
The Accused Man Claims He Is the
Victim of a Blackmailing
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 20.— A unit for
alimony was instituted yesterday after
noon by Emily May Vierick of San Fran
cisco against Marry Vierick, a prominent
restaurateur of this city, who has a wife
! and several children. The plaintiff al
i leges that Vierick deserted her and re
i married without first obtaining a divorce
! from her. This evening, though, some
' startling disclosures respecting this case
came from the District Attorney's office.
The counsel for Mrs. Vierick No. 1 es
sayed this afternoon* to cause Vierick'a
arrest for bigamy. The District Attorney
declined to issue an information against
the accused. He v has seen document
ary proof in tli«« possession of , Vierick, ;
leading him jto believe, beyond a doubt,
that his first .wife was > dead when he
wedded his second; and further, that Mrs.
Vierick has been here, off and on, for the
i pnst two months attempting to blackmail
The first demand for money for keeping
secret his alleged crime was, it is asserted,
for $2500, the next 1500 and the third
$1000. Vierick, . who is a man of some
means, claims he refused to meet these
demands, and told the woman and her
lawyers to proceed with the execution of
their threats. Vierick will contest the
alimony suit.
The Disputed Prohibition Law a .Belie of
i: USD inn l.'ule.
PORTLAND, Ok., Dec. 20.— The chaotic
state of affairs in Alaska over the liquor
question ia giving much trouble, accord
ing to D. R. Johnson, a merchant of
Juneau, who is here on business. Mr.
Johnson says:
"The prohibition law, which has just
resulted ia the indictment of forty-four
saloon-keepers of Juneau, Douglass City
and Sitka, is a relic of old Russian rule,
and was made to prevent the Indians, with
whom for many years the Russians were
at war, from getting hold of intoxicants,
for a lipht was sure to follow a big druuk
among the Siwashes. When the Territory
was turned over to the United States this
Russian prohibitory law continued in
force. With the sold excitement, and
consequent rush of hundreds of whites
into Fort Wransel and Juneau, there was
immense increase in traffic, and whisky
i traders rapidly made fortunes.
"Wirti the appointment of Governer
Kincaid, a desultory effort was made to
i stop the traffic, but it soon died. With suc
i ceedinp changes of Governors and United
States Marshals the bringinc in of whisky
become more dangerous, so far as confisca
tion was concerned, but the saloons went
along just the same. The Government de
cided to license saloons in the face of the
organic act. This has brought things into
a wretcied muddle. The saloon-keeper
pays a license, yet he is at the mercy of
i any one who chooses to prosecute him un
der the organic act.
"The action of the Grand Jury in bring
ing the indictments is to bring the matter
to a final settlement, the iurors having
petitioned the National Government to
either repeal the issuance of licenses or
else so amend the oreranic act that regu
larly licensed dealers may transact their
business without fear of prosecution."
End of Contention in Fares From Port
land It in Sight.
PORTLAND, Ob., Dec. 20. -Passenger
Agent Hurlbnrt of the Oregon Railway and
Navigation Company was asked tc-day
when his company would restore higher
rates to San Francisco.
•'The matter is still undecided," he said.
"Wo are awaiting instructions from Mr.
McNeill. It is probable that there will be
an advance about the same time the
Southern Pacific's advance goes into
The Oregon Railway and Navigation
Company has no desire to antagonize the
business interests of Portland by main
taining useless rate - cutting, which, as
some of the merchants contend, is injur
ing home trade by taking people away to
San Francisco who would otherwise be
here to spend their money. Mr. Hurlburt
had nothing to say about the contention
with the Southern Pacific, although he
admitted that if it was necessary to con
tinue $2 50 and $5 rates they could do it
without losing money. He further ad
mitted that if it were not for antagonizing
local interests the war would be relent
lessly forced against the Southern Pacific
people until they would be glad to discon
tinue the Shasta special, which is still the
tormetit of sailing days for the steamer
The Royal Arthur Found
No Trace of the Big
Starvation Threatened the Crew
Even if the Gales Were
News of the Venezuelan Dispute
Belilved to Have Called the
Flagship Back.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 20. — As the
days roll by and no tidings from the mon
ster steamer Strathnevis are received, the
anxiety concerning her continues to grow.
Storm after storm has swept the North
Pacific coast since the vessel was sighted
in a disabled condition, and the belief
that the Strathnevis, with its scores of
souls, either foundered in midocean or
was driven upon tho shore and dashed to
pieces has become almost a conviction.
Searching vessels have cruised in vain
search for the derelict, and incoming deep
sea craft are anxiously questioned, but
none has news to give. To-night a ray of
hope came in the form of a rumor that the
Danube— one of the searching fleet— had
picked up the missing steamer, but it can
not be traced to any reliable source.
It was expected that the flagship Royal
Arthur would remain out until late in the
month searching for the Strathnevis, and
consequently much surprise was expressed
at her return this morning.
Her officers could give no reason for this
further than that a certain radius had
been explored, nothing was seen and it
was decided to return to port for Cnrist
mas. Some are inclined to furnish an
other reason for the Royal Arthur's re
turn. After making every arrangement
for a long cruise it is surprising that her
Majesty's flagship should so soon hasten
back to port, and the belief is expressed
that immediately upon the issuance of
President Cleveland's message a vessel
was dispatched with orders for her return,
or that some outgoing vessel ?poke the
flagship and informed her commander of
the threatened crisis between England and
The Royal Arthur's course was mapped
out before her cruise commenced, and it
would not have been a difficult matter to
locate her if the Government officials
thought her return necessary. It is hardly
possible lhat the Royal Arthur could have
completed in so short a time the cruise
mapped out, and there must have been
some urgent reason of her reappearance in
port to-day.
The officers of the flagship report that
very rough weather was experienced
throughout the trip, but night and day a
There are many reasons why
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ful dresser, the fastidious dress-
i er, buys his clothes at the big
store. The tailoring of our gar-
ments wins him ; the tailor-like
set and fit of our garments please
him the latest designs and neat
effects, while bordering on the
extreme edge of fashion (not
vulgar), please him, and then —
our small prices — they captivate
Here is a combination of cir-
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/--*«^ f *^ trade of the Pacific Coast. We
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King-Pins for Overcoats,
lookout was kept and all likely water
The flagship during her six days' ab
sence steamed nearly 1200 miles, cruising
between 48 and 50 north latitude, and as
far west as 134, or nearly 500 miles from
Gape Flattery. She steamed about ten
knots an hour in parallel courses twenty
mile 3 apart. A crow's nest was placed 107
feet above water, bo that a lookout could
fifteen miles in any direction, and at night
the flagship's powerful 3earch-lignt, which
can be seen thirty miles off, was used
carefully, a lookout being kept for answer
ing rockets or distress fires.
The cruising ground was based on the
natural drift of a steamer of the Strath
nevis' size with the prevailing winds,
weather and currents since she was re
ported by the John Gamble, since then
the prevailing winds have changed and
naval officers now believe that if the vessel
has not gone down she is further north
than calculated — doubtless toward the
Queen Charlotte group. It was there that
the Canadian Pacific steamer Danube com
menced her search and it is believed by
some here that she will return with her
rich prize in tow.
One peril that besets the passengers and
crew of the Strathnevis, granting that
the steamer is still above water, is starva
tion. "When sighted by the John Gamble
provisions were running low and the 120
Chinese passengers aboard were clamorous
because they were already forced to eat
white men's diet, their rice having been
exhausted. There was not enough in the
larder to Have held off a famine even this
length of time.
An Aged Couple Struck by a
Santa Fe Engine and
Ran Down by an Oncoming Tjrain
While Attempting to Cross
the Track.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 20.— J. T.
Lincoln and his aged wife were dashed
into eternity this morning without a mo
ment's warning. As they were crossing
the Redondo branch of the Santa Fe track,
at a private crossing on East Central ave
nue, about a half mile east of La Grande
station, the engine of regular train No. 140,
coming from Redondo, struck the buegy.
The vehicle was broken into small frag
ments and the aged occupants crushed to
The engineer claims that the train was
coming in at the usual rate of speed. He
noted the fact that there was a horse and
buggy approaching to cross the track, and
gave the usual warning by ringing the
bell ; but the aged occupants either did not
hear the bell, or, if they difl, failed to
realize the warning conveyed. The old
gentleman's head and chest were crushed
and Mrs. Lincoln was mutilated almost
beyond recognition. Their horse was also
killed in the collision.
Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln lived at Whittier
and were visiting their daughter, Mrs.
Hyer, on Central aVenue. They have other
relatives in the city.
Death of a Chico Capitalist.
CHICO, Cal., Dec. 20.— F. A. S. Jones, a
pioneer miner and capitalist of Chico, died
this morning after a lingering illness. He
was a native of Ohio, aged 68, and a mem
ber of the Odd Fellows and a master
Mason. A widow and daughter survive
I General Wheaton Orders a
Pursuit of Renegade
j All Indians Off the Reservation
to Be Captured or
A Cowboy Ambushed by Redskins
and Riddled With
SILVER CITY, N. M., Dec. 20.— General
Wheaton, Department Commander, with
headquarters at Denver, has given orders
to commanders of all border posts to pur
sue and capture or destroy all Indians
found off the reservations.
The body of Charles Snow, a cowboy
employed on the Higeins ranch, was
found Jast night near Mule creek, in the
Monpollon mountains, on the line divid
ing Grand and Socoiro counties. Snow
had been missing since last Friday, and
searching parties had been out ever since.
His horse, saddle and clothine had been
taken, and the body was riddled with bul
Indian signs were found in the snow,
showing unmistakable evidences of the
murderers, who are undoubtedly the same
band of renegade Indians from San Carlos
that had been committing depredations in
.4 Detachment to Be Kept on the Skir
mish All Winter.
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 20.— At army
headquarters it wiiS learned that a detach
ment of cavalry would be kept on the
skirmish in Southern Arizona all winter,
or until the renegade Indians are forced to
surrender and return to the reservation or
until they are killed. General Wheatoa
will return to Denver to-morrow.
Purchase of ICuilroads.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 20.—State
ments have reached Washington that the
Nicaraguan Government has concluded
with an Englishman named Morgan an
ariangement through which he secures
control by actual purchase of all the rail
road lines in that country. These roads
run from Grenada to Managua, the capital,
and from Momotumbo to Corinto, the port
which figured so conspicuously in the
acquiescence of the Nicaraguans to Great
Britain's demand for indemnity through
its occupation by British warships and
land forces.
Thirty Lives Were Lost.
RALEIGH, N. C, Dec. 20.— 50 far as
known, thirty lives were lost in the Cum
nock colliery disaster. Nearly all the vic
tims were natives of North Carolina. The
search for bodies is still going on.

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