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Found Unconscious in the
Street He Expires at
a Hospital.
Foul Play and Rcbbery Sus
pected, but No Evidence Can
Be Found.
The Deceased Was a Prominent Poli
tician and Business Man of
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.— Frank'P.
Arbuckle of Denver, chairman of the
State Democratic Committee of Colorado,
receiver of public moneys of that State
and a business man of great wealth, was
found unconscious in uuper Eighth ave
nue, near One Hundred and Fifty-third
street, this morning by the police and
aied shortly after being removed to a near
by station-house.
There were no marks of violence on the
body, but there was a distinct smell of
liquor about it and the detectives were
sent out at once to make an investigation.
They went to Captain Savers' Atlantic
Casino at One Hundred and Fifty-fifth
street and there learned that a man
answering the description of the dead man
in every particular, had been in the Casino
between 11 and 12 o'clock last night.
Charles Horstman, the bartender, said
that the man then had a handsome watch
and chain. He remained in the Casino
for half an hour, and while there bought
several drinks and showed a large roil of
Of his movements after that the police
have been able to learn nothing. They
examined the ground where he was found,
but not a trace of a struggle was indicated.
There was no watch on the body when it
was searched at the station-house, and but
for the statement of the bartender the po
lice have no evidence that would point to
robbery or assault.
The neighborhood where the dying
man was found has an an savory reuuta
tion, and just thereabouts are a number
of Raines-law hotels, frequented by boat
men and women of low character. Nearly
every week the police receive a report of
tome robbery from the vicinity.
Fred Fiegel, editor of the Tammany
Times, identified the dead man as Frank
P. Arbuckle, a mine-owner and politician
of Denver.
Mr. Arbuckle had been in this city for
one week, and daring that time had been
a guest of Mr. Fiegel at his residence, 236
West Thirty-ninth street Mr. Arbcckle,
when last seen by any of his friends, wag
in Fourteenth street, near the Tammany
Hall, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He
was with Mr. Fiegel and was in excellent
health and spirits.
After a few minutes' conversation with
Mr. Fiegel he went away, saying, "I'll see
you at 6 o'clock at the house." He did
not go to the house, however, and was
next heard of when Mr. Fiegel identified
his body in the station-house a few min
utes after 10 o'clock this morning. How
and why he went to upper Eighth avenue
is a mystery and the police as well as his
iriends are at a loss to account for it
Mr. Arbnckle was president of the High
lands Water Company and the Highlands
Electric Light Company of Denver, and
had a large fortune in real estate and min
ing property in addition at Cripple Creek
and Central City. He leaves a widow and
three children— two boys, 13 and 15 years
of respectively, and a daughter, married
and living in Denver.
Coroner's Physician O'Hanlon per
formed an autopsy on the body to-night.
He found fatty degeneration of the heart
sufficient, he said, to produce death.
There Was slight gastritis in the stomach,
vhich may -have been due to alcohol or
some irritant poison. To settle t is ques
tion definitely the contents of the stomach
will be analyzed. There was also found
congestion of the brain, which might have
been caused by alcohol.
A very slight contusion on the scalp
back of the right ear and a slight hemor
rhage of the right kidney were probably
caused by falling to the ground. They were
not, the doctor said, the result of an as
sault. Up to a late hour to-night no ar
rests had been made. When aeked wheth
er they had any clews which would lead
to the detection of a possible crime the
police said although they had made care
ful inquiry they could find no one who
had seen or beard of Mr. Arbuckle.
Roundsman McLaughlin found him in an
uuconscious condition in a vacant lot.
DENVER, Colo., Nov. ly.— Frank P.
Arbuckle's home was at Highlands, a
suburb of this city. He married Miss
Emma Bwift of Fond dv Lac, Wis., who,
with two sons and a daughter, Mrs. A. N.
Darrow of Denver, survive him. He was
a telegraph operator at Russellville, where
he went six years ago Irom his native
City, Erie, Pa., and afterward became
•ctive in politics and returned to Colo
rado. Under the first Cieveland adminis
tration Mr. Arbuckle was appointed land
officer at Laraar.
He was president of the Denver Water
Works Company. He perfected and suc
cessfully operated the Beaver brook Water
Company and the Mountain Water Com
pany, which supplied the citizens of High
lands, and the Denver-Highland- El» ctric
Company. He was appointed Receiver of
the Land Office at Denver under the pres
ent administration. Mrs. Arbuckle left
Denver last evening to join her husband
in New York, where they intended to re
main a month. He went East just after
the election to close a large minins deal.
OMAHA, Nebb., Nov. 19.— Mrs. Frank
Arbuckle, whose husband was found in a
dying condition in New York this morn
ing, was a passenger on the Union Pacific
train that passed through this city at 4:45
p. m. to-day. Bbc said that ehe had re
ceived the news of th« death of her hus
band at 11 o'clock in the morning, a tele
gram having been sent to her on the train
by friends in Denver.
Mrs. ArbacKle said that she would con
tinue on her way East, but there had been
no arrangements for the funeral, nor had
she given the Bubject any thought as yet.
She said that her husband and Mr. Fiegel
had both urged her to come to New York"
and spend some time there visiting, and
this she had intended to do when sha left
Denver yesterday, but she doubted if she
would remain in New York but a few days.
The interment will probably be in Denver.
Mr. Arbucklo, his wife said, was in the
best of health when she last heard from
him. The particulars of his death she
gleaned from the press dispatches, ile
has visited New York several times a year,
she said, and usually stopped at the Fifth
avenue Hotel, but ti is time he stopped
with his friend, Mr. Piegel.
-CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 19.— Frank P. Ar
buckle, the Denver mine-owner and poli
tician, who was found dying on Eighth
avenua under circumstances pointing to
murder, was known to every member of
the local Mining Stock Exchange.of which
he was an associate since its organization.
On the local exchange Mr. Arbuckle con
trolled the Cripple Creek and Central City
Company, of which he was president,
the Delaware Chief mine in Gilpin County,
and he held a large block of Medinau
mine shares.
ERIE, Pa., Nov. 19.— Erie relatives and
friends of Frank P. Arbuckle received
their first news of his death through the
United Press dispatch. The deceased was
an Erie boy and left this city in the '7O's.
News of his death came as a severe shock
to his father, W. S. Arbuckle, aged 82
years, and Mrs. Arbuckle, 80 years of age.
The deceased was a brother of ex-Collector
of the Port Richard Arbuckle.
But Courts Decided It an Invalid Bargain
and the Widow's Daughter Gets
the Estate.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.-A Times
special from .Atlanta, Ga., Bays: Miss
Leonora Dean, a pretty young maiden,
has succeeded in breaking a sale of prop
erty made by her mother, a widow, to her
lover under circumstances of peculiar in
terest. Mrs. Lola Marshall Dean, the
mother of tne young woman, was a woman
of great beauty and decided literary abil
ity. When her husband died he left her a
fortune of $15,000.
For several winters she passed her time
at a Florida resort, where she made the
acquaintance of S. M. Pinkham, a well
known hotel-keeper and local politician,
with whom she became desperately enam
ored. Pinkham appears to have been
likewise 6mitten, but when he pressed his
suit he was met with the objection that
the fair lady bad made a promise to her
dead husband that she would never marry
again. She decided, however, that their
love should be of a platonic kind.
This was not quite warm enough for
Pinkham, who thereupon began paying
his respects to another lady in a neighbor
ing town. When Mrs. Dean heard of this
she was terribly aeitated, aud sending. for
her lover, promised him that if he would
not visit her rival for a space of eighteen
months she would deed him her property.
The lover was more practical than senti
mental and quickly accepted the proposi
tion, whereupon the lady made out formal
deeds and reciting a nominal sum as the
consideration, put him in possession of
her estate. Shortly afterward died,
whereupon her minor daughter brought
suit for the recovery of the property.
There was considerable latitude in the
discussion of the case, it being claimed
tnat an undelivered love like Pinkham's
wa9 not sufficient collateral for so much
property. Tne jury took tti3 view of the
case, and returned a verdict declaring the
deeds to be null and void and restoring
the property to the young eirl, who has
fought so hard for it.
Banker Farwell, Who Is Now in Europe,
Left Much Worthless Paper
Behind Him.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 19.— The Herald's
Faif mount (N. ti.) special says: The
banker, John L. Farwell, of the Sullivan
County Institution for Savings, now in
Europe, has left $1,000,000 of largely de
preciated or worthless paper behind him.
Mr. Farwell handled money for a large
number of depositors and investors and
the cash, it is said, was sunk in worthless
investments in Western land and stock
speculation. The bank was closed re
cently by the Commissioners.
Since Mr. Farwell's departure for Europe
many cases have been found where be
loaned money on Government lands pre
empted by men who skiDped away before
the first interest was due. He worked
through a Nebraska banker, whose guar
antees he accepted as sufficient.
Tlie Bank Commissioners have found
that this "banker" would guarantee any
thing, from a sandbank to a bunch of
alfalfa, that he could raise a mortgage on.
Sullivan County depositors have hun
dreds of thousands of dollars of his wo'th
less guarantees. It is thought Farwell
will never oe seen in Claremont again.
Knights of Labor Decide That Workingmen
Should Not Belong to More Than
One Organization.
ROCHESTER, N. V., Nov. 19.-The
delegates of the General Assembly of the
Knights of Labor settled an important
question this morning, that of dual mem
bership. While it xloes not affect all
trades it affects that of the brewery worK
insmen, the members of wuich generally
belong to both the Knifhts of Labor and
the American Federation or Labor. A
year ago the Federation decided their
members could net belong to other labor
organizations, and to-day the Knights fol
lowed suit so far as the brewers are con
cerned and decided that they must with
draw from either one or the other.
The Knights voted this afternoon not to
put the free coinage of silver plank in
their preamble. The idea of adopting this
plank originated with General Master
vVorkman Sovereign, but the Knights
thought by its being put into the pream ble
it would bar from the organization all
who were not free silverites. The discus
sion occupied the greater part of two days.
A pian for the adoption of a new canal
system was t>re=ente<i in behalf of District
Assembly No. 49 of New York. The idea
advanced is that the Government should
have control of all the canals between the
Atlantic and Pacific, tne object being the
betterment of the system and to compete
with the railroads. A strong declaration
against the National banking system was
presented and the Knights condemned the
The committee on law reported on
propositions from various districts to re
duce the executive board to three mem
bers. The proposition was lost, several of
the delegates having gone home, and it
was not possible to get the necessary two
thirds vote ou the question.
The section of the constitution that pre
vents the formation of a compulsory bene
ficiai society within the Knights of Labor
was struck out, leaving no "rule against
such formation.
The question of settlement of a general
and local assembly was raised by the in
sertion of the following words: "Provin
cial Rational trade associations are sov
ereign in their own jurisdiction in trade
matters and no appeal can be taken in
their decisions in such disputes. Joint
district boards shall be formed in all lo
calities where contiguous districts exist."
The Cold Blast Feather Company of
Chicago was placed on the unfair list.
Jo B* 7ett-d at Una.
SANDY HOOK, N. V., Nov. 19.— The
United States monitor Terror passed
here this moaning. She carries the Inspec
tion Board and will be thoroughly tested
at sea. The cruise will occupy several
Auction Sale of the King
of the American
Lewis G. Tewksbury Secures
the Famous Pacer by Bid
ding Up to $19,900
Other Racers of Less Note Are Also
Disposed Of at What Is Con
sidered Fair Prices.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.— Before
the largest crowd ever seen at a horse sale
in this country, and after a most sensa
tional auction, John R. Gentry, the cham
pion harness horse of the world, passed
into the hands of Lewis G. Tewksbury of
this city for $19,900 at Madison-square
Garden to-night.
It was 8:30 o'clock when the band which
was stationed over the main entrance of
the garden struck up "Hail to the Chief,"
and Gentry was with difficulty brought
through the crowd to the front of the auc
tioneer's stand. The whole section of the
west side of the garden boxes and reserved
seats were as full as they could hold, while
inside the ring and on the miniature track
the throng of people were pushing and
falling over each other in their efforts to
get a glimpse of the pacing stallion.
Twenty-five thousand was a low estimate
of the number present.
"When the horse was fairly in front of
Auctioneer Bain of Lexington, Ky., who
sold him here last February, when Wil
liam Simpson was the purchaser at $7600,
the barm ceased playing. It- was not,
however, until the police was called that
Bpace was made, barely sufficient for the
horse to move around in.
A cheer went up from the crowd, and in
a few well-chosen words the auctioneer
called for bids for the champion harness
horse of the world, who has paced the
three fastest heats ever accomplished —
2:03^. 2:03»£. 2:o3^— has lowered the bar
ness record to 2:ol}^ and, to crown his
glory and indelibly stamp himself lord
and king of the turf, had covered a mile
in 2:00^, a second faster than any other
horse ever accomplished the distance in
Bids came in with snch rapidity that the
auctioneer could scarcely keep track of
them. Four, six, eight, ten and eleven
thousand dollars were offered from differ
ent parts of the house with scarcely
breathing time between. But the real
bids were to come wnen the struggle nar
rowed down to two — Louis W. Wormser
ana Louis G. Tewksbury, both New
Yorkers. Mr. Wormser came into the
ring at $12,000, his bid being delivered in
a louJ clear voice, and the crowd ap
plauded. Promptly Mr. Tewksbury went
$500 better. Tnus the battle waged be
tween the two without a moment's hesita
tion up to $16,000, which was Mr. Tewks
bury's bid, then there was a pause followed
by a round of hand-clapping from the
audience, which had been worked up into
a state of excited admiration. The ap
plause greeted Wormser's jump to $18,000.
Scarcely had it died away when the other
combatant came at him with his favorite
rise of $500. There was another short
pause and Wormser shouted $19,500, being
a raise of $1000; no reply followed for a
moment and the tension could be felt.
"What is bid?" avked Mr. Tewksbury.
'Nineteen thousand live hundred dol
lars," was the reply.
"Then I raise it $400."
Tne. auctioneer turned to Mr. Wormser
expectantly, but there was no reply, and
on the third call the auctioneer's gavel
fell. The gallant son of Ashland Wiikes
and Dame Woodstock, Jike the thorough
bred he is, stood the pressure of the crowd
With Gentry. Robert J (2:01«^) and
Mascot (2:04) Mr. Tewksbury has a stable
of phenomenal greatness.
The rest of the borseß sold to-day
brought fairly good prices.
Janet (2:13%), 1890, by Mikajan-Flight,
W. C. Harrington. Troy, N. V., $1550.
Consigned by Kalamazoo stock farm:
Alnona A. 1893, by Alcantara-Nona Nut
wood, F. W. Post, New York $510
Election, 2:26^. 1&91, by Ambassador-
Celeste, Jacob Klotz. Somerville N V
Consigned by William Simpson, New
York: John K. Gentry, 2:00 y, biv horse
1889. br*d by H. G. Toier, Wichita, Kans.'
by Ashland Wilkes, dam Norwood by
Wedgewood, Lewis G. Tewksbury, $19 9CO.
Nutshell and Dick, tne pair that won
honors at the late horse show, brought a
total sum of $2175. A. L. Bnowden of
Philadelphia got Dick at $1025 and E. D.
Oereneaof New York secured Nutshell at
Winner* of Running Events at I.ntonla,
An rilie and .Aeto Orlenn*.
LATONIA, Ky.. Nov. Seven "furlongs.
Oily Gamin won, Captain Drane second, Loyalty
third. • Time, I:3l}£. "'■ ' '
Six furlongs, Robair won, Lady Julia second, i
Masterpiece third.- Time, 1:17. •
Oue mile, Garland Bar ; won, ■ Muskalonge
second, Hermes third. Time, 1 :42?£.
- Five furlongs, • Violet won, Lyilis second,
Sistan third, r. Time, 1:05. .' . . '
One mile, Snydam won, ' Volma second. J.
Waller third.- Time, I:42J£ ' . .
NASHVILLE, Term., Nov. 19.— and a
half furlongs, La Verne won, Fischer second
Sweden third. ..Time, 1 :10. ■ **.- ■■ - ,
Five furlongs, Rusie Hawse won, N. C. Creeds
second, G. R. Longhurbt third. Time, 1:10.
Six iurlonc.% Sim W won. Gladioia second.
Lorranla third. -i. Time, 1:15. ■
Five and a half, furlongs, Thornbusb won
Ruth V second, Austin third. Time, 1:09
One mile, Master Fred won, B. F. Fly Jr. sec
ond. Alto June third. < Time, 1:44. .,--. :t\
NEW ORLEANS, La.. Nov. 19.— Six furlongs, !
Altadena won, Moo tell second, Skjblue third.
.Time. I:lsJ^. :,■ ■■„■' - ' • '\. •' .' ■■■..■-•
Five furiongs. Oella won, Marie C second.
Ivory third. Time, I:o2'^. .-.
One mile, Judge Steaumon won. Nicollni
second, Lizzie Mack third. " Time, 1:43%.
Seven furlongs, Mamie G won, Marquee sec
ond, Nina Louise third.: Time, 1:28?^.
Six furlongs, Hibernia Queen won, Jim Hogg
second, Overella third. Time, I:ls>s.
"itraitnmona to Sight.
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 19.— The Globe
aays: The offer of $^5,000 by the Bohemian
Athletic Club for a twenty-round boxing
match between Corbett and Fitzsimmous
was topped last night by Jimmy Colvilie,
the sporting man, of this city, who offered
Corbett $26,000 on behalf of a New iTork
club, whose name he would not disclose.
Corbett reiterated his statement of last
night that if by Friday there was no other
offer he would accept it. Fitzaimmons
has been notified of the offer by tele
Gnudaur -Not Rrady to Rou>.~
TORONTO, Out., Not. 19.— Jacob Gau
daur, the oarsman, in reply to W. H. Bar
ry's challenge to row him on the Thames
for £250 a side, says his boat was smashed
into shreds on the way across the ocean;
that he is out of training and as winter is
coming on he has no facilities for rowing.
He adds, however, that if Barry comes to
Canada he (Gaudaur) will row Him for as
large an amount as he chooses to name
and allow reasonable expenses. He prom
ises to row Barry on the Thames next
spring for £250. *
roXUALL I aic axe retires.
■Bit Brother. iTiwi— R., Purchases Bis
Racing Stable Interest.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.— Foxhall
t. Keane has retired from the American
turf and says he will never race auother
horse in this country unless something
occurs to cause h im to change his mind.
The racing firm of M. R. and F. P.
Keane was dissolved to-day, James R.
Keane purchasing ail the interests Of Fox
hall P. Keane in the racing stable. All
the horses in the stable are now the prop
erty of James R. Keane ano) will be raced
in the fiuure in his name. Foxhall P.
Keane, however, retains ft half interest in
the stallions and broodmares at the Cas
tleton farm in Kentucky.
Foxhall P. Keane's retirement from the
turf win permit him to devote bis time and
attention to the outdoor athletic sports, in
which he is so proficient, James R. Keane
loves racing so much that he intends to
give the turf another trial, and hopes that
the coming year will brinij prosperity to
the sport.
X.os Gatos Coursing Club.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 19.— The owners
of greyhounds in the vicinity of Los Gatos
will shortly organize a coursing club.
There are about twenty valuable dogs in
the neighborhood, a numoer of which
have won county and State fame as
runners and thoroughbreds. It is pro
posed to celebrate the organization of the
club by a grand coursing match during tne
ltamker in the Lead.
MOSCOW, Russia, Nov. 19— The fourth
and fifth games of the championship chess
match being played between Steinitz and
Lasker resulted in the players winning
one game each. The latter "beat Steinitz
yesterday in a Giuoco piano after sixty
five moves. The score is now 4 to lin
favor of Lasker.
Pursuit of a Desperate Convict by a Fool-
ish Warden Ends in Both Being
Fatally Injured.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 19.— A desper
ate attempt for freedom, which resulted in
the loss of two lives, was made this morn
ing near this city. A gang of sixteen
convicts was being conveyed from Erie,
Pa., to the Western penitentiary at AUe
ghany City, to which institution they had
been sentenced for various offenses. The
men were handcuffed and were in the care
of Warden McCrea and Deputy Geibel.
All went well until a point eleven miles
from this city was reacned, when Patrick
Cronin, who was sitting near the door,
suddenly sprang ui>, dashed through the
doorway and jumped from the raDidly
moving train. He had evidently been
working with his handcuffs until he had
succeeded in getting his hands free, for the
irons were found under the seat that he
had occupied.
His escape was so unexpected that the
officers could do nothing to prevent it.
They saw him leap from his seat and the
next moment they saw him huddled up on
the track, where he had fallen.
Auother moment and without waiting
for the train to slow up Warden McCrea
jumped from the train in pursuit of
Cronin, and such was the speed of the
train that be, too, fell as he struck the
As soon as possible the train was stooped
and backed, and Deputy Geibel hurried to
the assistance of his chief. The two men
were found lying close together on the
track. Warden McCrea was unconscious
and blood was flowing freely from numer
ous cuts in his body and about his head.
Cronin, the prisoner, was conscious, but
was very badly hurt.
The two men were placed on the train
and were brought to Aileghany City. Am
bulances were summoned. McCrea, who
was still unconscious, was taken to the
Jerome Hospital, but he died before
reaching that institution. Cronin was
taken to the Western penitentiary and
now lies in the hospital of the prison.
The doctors say that there is no hope of
his recovery.
Cronin was a desperate man. He was
on his way to the penitentiary to serve
five years for trainrobbery.
Chauncey Depew Says the New York
Millionaire Will Soon Be Able to At
tend to Railroad Business.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.—Chaun
cey M. Depcw to-day gave out the follow
ing statement:
"Cornelius Vanderbilt is improving
every day in health. He is not attending
to the practical details of the vast business
of the railroads with which he is identi
fied and will not until he fully recovers.
He is in touch with the business, however,
and has full knowledge of all important
matters connected with it as they arise.
There are the most cordial and confiden
tial relations between the brothers, Cor
nelius and Wiliiam K. Vanderbilt, as
there have always been. William K. has
done whatever has been necessary in the
management of the road since his
brother's illness, and he will continue to
represent the Vanderbilt interests until
his brother has fully recovered. Cornelius
Vanderbilt, his family and friends be
lieve, with the rest and freedom from care
he is now enjoying will in due time fully
recover and resume his former position,
not only in business but In the charitable
and religious work in which he has been
so active and efficiei t."
Serious State of Affair* Discovered in an
Ohio ( onl Minr.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 19.— A special
from Columbia, Ohio, says: A question
that was referred to Attorney-General
Monnett yesterday by Mine Inspector
Hazelton disc oses a remarkable situa
tion. Twelve years ago during the great
miners' strike, mine 139, at New Straits
ville, ownen by John Elliott of Znnesville
and operated by the Great Vein Coal
Company, was tired. It was abandoned.
Recently the discovery was made that
the coal has been burning ail these years
and threatens, unless extinguished, not
only to communicate to other mines but
to let many houses drop through the thin
roof. Elliott, the owner of the mine, will
be asked to put out the fire, and there
are threats of prosecution in case of his
■ TirumtnerZ Robbed.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19.— M. Klip
part, a traveling salesman for Hipp, Didi
sheim <fe Co., 83 Nassau street, New York,
was robbed here this evening of a valise
containing $5000 worth of goid watches.
iuippart had boarded a Big Four train
for Cincinnati, carrying two satchels,
which he placed in the seat beside him.
Seeing en acquaintance outside he left
the car for a moment, and ■when he came
back the valise with the valuable contents
was gone. Though the car was full of peo
ple no one could give the slightest clew to
the robber.
Take laxative BromoQulnlne Tablets. Alldrug
gists reiuud tbe money ix it falls to cure. 2oc*
Practices in the German
Army That Must
Herr Lenzeman Declares That
the Government Shou'd
Revolution May Be Threatened by
the People if Reforms Are Not
Promptly Enacted.
BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 19 The de
bate on the Radical motion in regard to
the practice of dueling in the army and
the case of Lieutenant Baron yon Bruse
witz, who recently murdered Herr Sieb
mann in a cafe in Carlsruhe, was resumed
in the Reichstag to-day. Herr Heller, a
Bavarian deputy and a lawyer, defended
the procedure of the military courts,
which he admitted might be amended.
He was not prejudiced in favor of it, but
the procedure gave every defeudant a fair
Herr Heller denied the statement made
on Tuesday by Herr Bebel that the Public
Prosecutor always presided over military
Herr Rickert said he was indisposed to
hold the army or the army system respon
sible for tne act of Lieutenant yon Bruse
Egen Reichlin-Meldegg, a Bavarian
army officer and deputy, protested against
the attempts of the Radicals to compare
the Bavarian military institutions with
those of Prussia, in order to make the
latter appear miserable. The German
army, he said, ought to be one, and it was
desirable that the same system of pro
cedure should prevail everywhere.
Herr Lenzeman, Richterite Radical, said
that the German people had waited long
enough for reforms aud they must now
press them without delay. He deplored
the fact that tne debut of General yon
Gossler, Minister of War, had been such a
lamentable failure. [Laughter.] He gave
an instance of the tendency of a military
education in the story of a recent recruit,
who, upon being asked who were the in
ternal foes of Germany, replied, "Civil
Herr Lenzeman concluded by saying
that the Government must beware. If re
forms are longer withheld the nation
might have to resort to a Voiksmothwehe
(a people's self-defense action).
Some one on the public benches called
out "Revolution i" whereupon Herr Len
zeiuansaid: "I want to avoid a foreign
word, but if you like it I will call it 'revo
lution. " [Tremendous cheering from the
members of the Left.]
General voii Gossler, Minister of War,
made a feeble reply, which was only
partly heard above the frequent interrup
tions by jibes, laughter, etc., in which he
said: "If you continue your attitude
against the army, beware. If the army is
now silent its irritation is increasing."
Dr. Schonstedt, Minister ol Justice, ad
mitted that the army dueling code must
be reformed, but defended the Govern
ment as trying to do the best thing it
could under the circumstances.
Count Burbach followed, making a
fierce attack upou Herr Lenzeman for
having, as he alleged, gone beyond the
latitude of speakers In the House and
threatening the country with revolu
Said to Be Study ing Hawaiian Affairs
With Reference to Annexation of
the /stands.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Nov. 12.— Hon.
John W. Foster and wife arrived on the
2d, and are at the Hawaiian Hotel, having
declined private entertainment by Minis
ter Damon. It is believed that Mr. Foster
is here for the purpose of studying Ha
waiian affairs with reference to annexa
tion. He has been more in conference
with L. A. Thurston than any one elae,
which has led to the surmise that be is
concerning himself about the cable project
of Colonel SDalding, whose attorney
Thurston is.
Royalists are making great efforts to
impress upon Mr. Foster the necessity of
taking a plebiscite of the native Hawaiians
before annexation is considered. To
certain German planters who oppose an
nexation Mr. Foster has staed bis opinion
that if annexation should be rejected the
treaty of rpciprocity will not long be con
tinued. One planter replied that he
would rather lose the advantages of recip
rocity than to lose the cheap Asiatic labor,
to which annexation would put an end.
It is substantially ascertained from the
new census that the population ot the
islands reaches 110,000, an increase of
20,000 in six years.
Japanese laborers are pouring in at a
rate wnich is more gratifying to Asiatics
than to white residents.
Something has at last been learned of
the much-desired record of the swindler
J u lien 1). Hayne, who recently figured in
Honolulu as editor of the Hawaiian. He
led a successful career of fraud in 1889 in
Roanoke, Va., and from 1890 to 1892 in
Bucnanan, Va., where he became a social
and business leader, finally decamping
with everybody's funds and eloping with
Julia Gabbot, whom he married and soon
deserted in Chicago. He appears to nave
come from Kingston, Jamaica. In 1894
be married the widow Brush of Osage
City, whom he deserted alter robbing her
of $40,000 or $50,000. The last heard of
him was in an advertisement from a Halt
Lake hotel, which he defrauded of $400.
Hayne robbed his Honolulu iriends of
about $3000. He ia a fine-looking man,
with rare powers of fa cination.
Last nisiht Editor Farrington, with his
bride and her mother, lost ail their cloth
ing and wedding gifts by fire while at the
lUri. Xerritt'i Body Cremated.
LONDON. Eng.. Nov. 19.— The body of
Mrs. Alma Merritt, wife of George W.
Merritt of New York, who committed sui
cide in the Hotel Cecil Saturday night
while temporally insane, was taken last
night to St. Martin's Church, where
funeral services were held, and to-day it
was cremated at Working. Mr. Merritt
has received a large number of letters of
Ran Aground in a Fog.
ROTTERDAM. Holland, Nov. 19.—
The Netherlands line steamer Spaarndam,
from New York November 7 for this port,
ran aground at Maasluis, ten miles south
of here, this morning in a thick fog. Her
passengers were landed.
Disappearance of a Wreck.
LONDON, Erg., Nov. 19.— The Britith
steamer Memphis, which was wrecked on
Tuesday in Dunlough Bay on the south
coast of Ireland, has entirely disappeared.
The coast is strewn with wreckage, which
is being stolen and carried away by the
Death of the Accomplished Ac*ress, Who
Was One of the Most Beautiful Women
on the Stage in Her Day.
PARIS, France, Nov. 19.— Mrs. Scott
Siddons, the celebrated actress, died here
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 19.— Mary
Frances Scott Siddons, an accomplished
actress and one of the mot beantiful
women on the stage in her day, was a
lineal descendant of the great "Tragic
Muse," Mrs. Siddons' father, William
Young Siddons, being the son of George,
the eldest son of Mrs. Siddons.
Mrs. Scott Siddons was born in 1844 in-
India, where her father was a captain in
the British military service. Upon the
death of her father she returned to Eng
land with her mother and settled in Som
ersetshire, where they remained several
years. She was then sent to Bonn, where
her education was completed. It was the
custom of the institution where she was a
pupil to give dramatic performances at
the close of the term. The young girl wit
nessed a performance of "Altholie" on one
of these occasions and at the close of tne
play asked permission to taue part in the
next per;ormance, which was granted.
Six months later she made her debut in
Germany and her performance was re
On leaving Bonn she took up her resi
dence at Winchester, where, at the age of
17, she met Lieutenant Scott, a young na
val officer, to whom she was married in
1862. She made her debut in 1866 at the
Theater Royal, Nottingham, in the char
acter of Portia, in which her famous great
grandmother also appeared on the stage.
She made her debut on the London stage
as Rosalind and achieved the greatest suc
cess of her career.
In 1868 Mrs. Scott Siddons came to this
country and made her debut as a reader
at Newport, 11. I. in October of the some
year she gave successful readings at Stein
way Hall, New York, and finally made
her first appearance on the stage in this
country at the Boston Museum as Rosa
lind. For fifteen years past she has lived
in retirement.
Petroleum in -\ete found land
ST. JOHNS, N. F., Nov. 19.— A British
syndicate is arranging for the purchase
of the petroleum deposits on the west
coast of the islands. Borings which have
been made show a splendid flow of rich
oil, yielding 54 per cent lubricating oil
and 43 per cent for illuminating purposes.
The shares of the local company which
is now working the property are selling at
four times their face value.
Clark's Appeal Dismissed,
.LONDON. Eng., Nov. 19.— The appeal of
Sir Edward Clark from the judgment of
the Court of Appeals, compelling A. D.
Clark, owner of the yacht Satanita, to pay
Lord Dunraven, owner of the yacht Val
kyrie II for the loss of ttie latter yes-el by
collision, with the Satanita in 1594, has
been dismissed with costs by the House of
Univertal Suffrage Rejected.
PARIS, France, Nov. 19.— The Senate
to-day by a vote of 212 to 32 rejected a
motion of urgency on the proposition
adopted in the Chamber of Deputies on
Wednesday to substitute universal
suffrage for the municipal councils in the
elections of delegates who elect Senators.
George I>u JUaurier's Estate.
LONDON, Exo., Nov. 19.— Tne personal
estate of the late George dv Maurier, the
celebrated artist and author, is ascer
tained to be $47,830.
Slits Cox and the Jiishop Family I'ile
Counter Affidavit*.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 19.— Miss Emma
C. Cox and the Bishop family, which were
charged by affidavits in the Federal court
yesterday with exerting influences hyp
notic and otherwise over the young woman
to effect her dismissal of a suit against P.
C. S. Reed of Los Angeles for an account
ing of her father's estate, presented their
side of the case to-day in affidavit form to
the court. Miss Cox asserts that all
charges of influence are false, and that the
charge that she fled to Buffalo with
Charles C Bishop, a married man, is
maliciously fnlse. She says she is living
here upart from the Bishop family aud
sticks to her petition for dismissal of the
suit, whidi sne declares would never have
been begun but for the false representa
tions made by her mother and others
against Dr. Reed. Miss Cox's statements
are pupported by Oms A. Bishop and his
son Charles, the elder explaining that he
acknowledged the signature of the girl to
her petition for dismissal at her request
and without civing her any advice.
Mrs. Jefferton Davit Attends the Urand
Kail in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 19.— For six sne
cessive years the annual ball of the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy has been the so
ciety event of toe season in this city, and
to-night the immense hall of the Mer
chants' Exchanee was crowded with "the
children of a lost cause" and their guests.
Mrs. Jefferson Davis, the venerable
widow of the leader of the Confederacy,
and her daughter, Winnie, were guests of
honor. It is Mrs. Davis' first visit to St.
Louis since her husband was a Union sol
dier and stationed at Jefferson barracKs.
A notable incident of the evening was
the visit to the ballroom of a number of
Union generals in attendance at the re
union of the Society of the Army of the
Tennessee, and their presentation to Mrs.
Davis and the wives and daughters of
those who wore the gray.
Clous of a Packing- Bouse.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 19.— The East St.
Louis Packing Company, which has a
plant valued at $400,000 in East St. Louis
and also maintained a large establishment
in this city, have closed up their packing
house on the eaßt side and are selling off
their property. There has been very little
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Is the simple pastime which amuses the
healthy, non-dyspeptic individual. If you
suffer from dyspepsia and chronic consti-
pation, liver or kidney troubles, use r the
remedy that cures. ;It is the Californian
'■ her b remedy- Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilia. 1
No matter what the druggist may tell you,
Joy's Vegetable Saraapariiia Is the best. .
margin in thepork-packing business for
the last year and D. L. Quirt, the presi
dent and principal stockholder of the com
pany, who is a very wealthy bank presi
dent of Ypsilanti, Mich., concluded that
the small profits at the present time did
not justify the risk incurred. It is ru
mored that the company will be reorgan
ized in the near future with several Chi
cago capitalists as officers.
Close of the Convention That Lasted Five
Days With a Reception by the
New York Section.
NEWYORK, N. V., Nov. 19.-This was
the nfth day's session of the convention of
the council of Jewish women. Presi lent
Solomon in opening the meeting, said
that as there was a lot of business to trans
act every speaker would have only three
minutes to express her opinion. A reso
lution was offered by Mrs. Jacobson of
St. Louis, chairman of the committee on
resolutions, thanking the various officers
of the council for the earnest manner in
which they worked to make the conven
tion a success. A resolution was then in
troduced expressing the deepest sympathy
with the Armenians, who suffer from re
ligious persecution. The resolution was
A little later a resolution was intro
duced expressing the gratitude of the
women of America at the improved con
dition of the Hebrews in Russia, and
hoping that all religious persecution
would cease. It was carried unanimously.
The resolution was regarded ag a compro
A resolution was adopted urging the
members of the council to do all in their
power to prevent the desecration of tue
Jewish babbath.
The election of officers was then pro
ceeded with. Mrs. Meldola i)esota nom
inated Mrs. Minnie DeLouis for presi
dent, but the latter declined, and Mrs. H.
G. Solomon ot Chicago was re-elected by
Mrs. Sophie Beers of New York was
then elected first vice-nres.ident by accla
mation. Miss Sadie American of Chica
go was elected corresponding secretary
unanimously. Mrs. Gertrude Berg of
Philadelphia was re-elected recording sec
retary. There was a content over the elec
tion of a&econd vice-president. Mrs. A.
Weyer or Cleveland and Mrs. Emanuel
Mandel of Chicapo were the candidates.
Mrs*. Mandel was elected and Miss Carrie
M. Wolf of Chicago was elected treasurer.
The proposition making the Jewess the
official or^an of the council was referre i
to a committee. The selection of the di
rectors was left to the president, who will
appoint them at her ieisure.
The date of the next convention was not
fixed, but it will be held three years from
After the adjournment of the conven
tion the delegates were tendered a recep
tion by the New York section at Sherry's.
The reception hall was beautifully deco
rated with flowers and plants. Every seat
was occupied and scores of persons had to
Mrs. Rebecca Kohl, president of the
New York section, received the visitors
and the delegates. After a piano solo by
Mrs. Nathan Kauffman short addresses
were made by Josepn Bacon of London,
Mrs. Sophie Beers of New York and
others. The Rev. D. Solamande? closed
tne proceedings with the benediction.
Failttre of a Crockery- Dealer. """"""
SIOUX CITY, lowa, Nov. 19.-J. W.
Pruph, tt large dealer in crockery, followed
the First National Bank to the wall this
afternoon. His busi-ness was an extensive
one, but no statement of the assets and
liabilities is obtainable.
Hello! Anything new at Koos Bros.'T
Yes; we are now selling
Wet Weather
Straight goods; nothing dam-
aged here.
Mackintoshes for all-ages. 1
Rubber Leggins and Caps for
Boys. . . '
Umbrellas, the right styles at
the right prices.
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Domestic and French Cardi-
gan Jackets. The best quali-
ties. Prices low. 1 .-,
We fill mail orders with dispaich.
For a School Building.
Offick Board of Education, ■> .
I> Pan- FBANcisco,XovtmberX7, lB9B. /
X adopted by the Beard of )• duration of the City .
and County of San Francisco, -November 16, 1896,
public notice Is hereby given to architects that
competitive plans and sp»<itica ions for the erec-
tion of a High school building in -the Mission dis-
trict In said City and , County will be received ac-
cording to the "general InsLruc lons to Archi-
tects" (copies of which can ;be obtained at the of-
fice of sad board) in open session of the Board of
Kducation on Monday, November 30,' 1896 at 8
o'clock p. m. as fol ows: ,On a lot 398 tec front
facing aoir.b, by a depth of 194 feet, having three
street frontages. '1 be said plans und specifications .
are to be in compliance wito "General Instructions
to Architects," and to be so prepared that the cost
of the building,. excluding ihe architect's commis-
sion, ihall not exceed in the ai;g:egt>te the. sum of
•137,000. The architect whose pans and specifl-
ca;lons are adopted by the board will be appointed
architect and tuperlntendcn. of the build at a
compensation of Bye (5) percent of the total cost
of the structure. : The architects ■ submittln: plans .
and specifications I determined by the toard to be
second and third In merit will receive premiums
of $500 and f 300 respectively. :*••*.--
-1 GKOKOK BKAA'STON. Secretary.
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day, according to room. Meals 25c. Rooms 50» '
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ijooit for the coach, I bearing the name lof | the Oust
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