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he has illegally killed another does not help
the dead, but the intention and effect of it Is
to restrain others from committing a similar
crime, the doing of which they see entails a
similar penalty. This is the only reason why
I wonld have any man punished. 1 have
never known any individual who was entirely
good, nor found one who was thoroughly bad.
Men most generally are controlled by their en
vironments and the circumstances which sur
round them, and I believe that by kind and
thoughtful treatment »nd extending a help
ing hand to those who are morally Uecreuit,
almost any man can be brought on to a Higher
level and made to realize the enormity of
what he may have done, so as to be no longer
dangerous to the community at large.
I should favor, on the whole, the exercise of
< this clemency to Worden, believing that if
there is any real question of doubt as to his
condition of mind and mental capacity at the
time of the commission of the crime, he
tsbould by all means be given tbo benefit of
that doubt; and if this claim is not suffi
ciently established, I hope that the Governor,
in his wisdom and through bis knowledge of
ihe facts and nf the temper of tbe people, will
find it consistent with proper regard for the
safety of society to grant tue executive clem
ency asked for. Very truly,
C. P. Hcnti>gton.
In speaking on the subject Governor
Budd said to a Call representative to
"I will grant a reprieve in this matter
simply because I deem it my duty to fully
ascertain whether baiter D. Worden is
rea.ly entitled to a commutation from
death to life imprisonment, owing to the
fact that he may bave been mentally irre
sponsible for his act in wrecking this train
and causing the loss of innocent lives.
"I shall appoint an agent in the East to
gather all the testimony procurable on tbe
subject from reputable people who knew
the condemned man during his life pre
vious to his coming to this State. I shall
procure al> the testimony possible in this
State, submit it to an expert commission,
and it that commission decides tbat Suiter
D. Worden is mentally irresponsible I
shall commute his sentence to life im
prisonment. If, on the other hand the
commission declares Baiter S. Worden to
have been in tbe full possession of his
reuses, not all the influence tbat can be
broueht to bear will save the man who
hurled innocent men into eternity with
out an instant's warning from expiating
that crime upon the gallows. If Wordeii
is declared sane be will hang.
"Again, I have prepared a bill, which
will be presented to the coming Legisla
ture, which will provide that any person
who has had his sentence commuted from
death to life imprisonment will not be
eligible to pardon unless bis petition for
sucb pardon be signed by the majority of
the members of the Supreme Court, and if
this bill be passed I will sign it."
With the Assistance of Erg/and They Will
Be Able to Ho.d Their Own Against
Uncle Sam.
NEW YOKK. N. V., Nov. 20.— A Sun
Bpecial from Montreal says: The military
preparations going on here in Canada are
of a character to prove that England is
not making ready merely for the defense
of Canada against possible attacks by the
fleets or armies of any European power
or combination of powers. They are of
such a nature that it is every day more
evident that England is creating in Cana
da a great place of arms against the
American Republic.
So little attention is given by the Ameri
can press to Cauada and the inwardness
of the policy pursued by the party that
has been in power here for over thirty
years that it may come as a surprise
to them to learn that it is seriously be
lieved here that not only can Canada hold
her own against tne United States, with the
help of England, but that it is only a
question of time as to when a large part
of the New England States and a portion
of the State of New York will be asking
for admission into the Canadian confed
Re-enforcements for the regiments in
garrison at Halifax and Bermuda are on
their way out from England, which will
raise them to their full war strength. In
connection with the warlike preparations
England is making in Canada it is note
worthy that come of the papers that have
been most insulting in language toward
the United States now deprecate the idea
tbat there can be anything in tbe prepara
tions directed against them. They say
that tney ars only intended for a possible
war with Russia and France. What the
preparations going on for arming vessels
on tue upper lakes has to do with Russia
or France requires an imperialist mind to
According to a cablegram received here
the Pacific cable conference now silting in
London will no longer issue reports of its
proceedings. Tbe reason given for this is
the jealousy which the movement excites
in other countries, notably, says the cable
pram, in France and the United States.
The Canadian commissioners, it seems,
assured the conference that the idea tnat
has been entertained that the new Cana
dian Government was lukewarm toward
the scheme is an entire mistake; that on
the contrary they have definite instruc
tions to co-operate in the heartiest manner
"because of the high imperial ends to be
served by the cable.'-'
Secures a Beautiful Aew Orleans Girl
for His Bride.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 20.— Miss
Sallie Reeves Hewes, daughter of Edson
Hewes ot this city, was married yesterday
to General Frederick Hamnden Winston
of Chicago in Trinity Church, which v.as
crowded with society people. General and
Mr-. Winston left for New York last night,
■where they will remain until November 28.
They will then ?ail for North Africa, re
turning in about three months to Chicago.
The bride is a noted beauty. She is about
23 years of age. and is as lovely in disposi
tion as she is beautiful in person. She
was Queen of Momus, one of the promi
nent Mardi Gras societies in 1892, arid also
maid of honor at the Atianteans' ball the
tame year. General Winston acknowl
edges to 63 years, but is as hearty and well
preserved as a man of 40. He is a mil
lionaire several times over. He was at
one time Minister to Persia, and is a law
yer by profession.
Colorado Miners Preparing to Inaugu
rate a Big Walkout.
LEADVILLE, Colo., Nov. 20. — The
statement that the Governor has decided
to adopt rigorous measures to suppress
further violence at ths mines here and to
bring the strike to an end has, it is re
ported, caused the officers of the Miners'
Union, backed by the Western Federation
of Miners, to decide npon a plan to inaug
urate a sympathetic strike in all the active
mines of the State. Cripple Creek and
Teiluride are to lead and other unions will
follow in quick succession. It is said the
mine-owners of Montana have decided to
reduce the wa.es of their miners 50 cents a
day soon, which is expected to start a
striKe of the biggest union in the country.
It :s believed a sympathetic strike would
force the mine managers here to terms
with the strikeis.
Kentucky's 1011-iiate War.
FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. 20.— The toll
pate war in Franklin County is serious.
Hating torn away the toll-gates ot the
county, the raiders have turned their at
tention to punishing owners of turnpike
stock by destroying private property.
Three times in the past two days tele
phone connection between this city and
Farmdaie has been cut off. The last time
the wires were not only cut, but a mile and
a half of wire had been cut down and car
ried away. Mr. Farmer, the telephone
agent at Farmdaie. is a heavy owner of
tnrnpike stock, and the raiders evidently
believe that he is interested in the tele
Inventor Harrison Tells
How His Company
Was Wrecked.
Rich Men Purloined the Stock
aod Conspired to De
fraud Investors.
Sensatonal Revelations Made by the
Telephone Ma •?, Who C aims to
Be a Victim of Schemers-
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 20.— Edward M.
Harrison, the telephone inventor wbo was
made a defendant in the suit for a re
ceiver of the Harrison International Tele
phone Company brought by two stock
holdets in the Federal court, filed in court
to-day a long answer practically admitting
all the charges of fraud and wrecking and
saying that he was also a victim of the
schemes of President L. E. Ingalls and his
associates on the board of directors.
Among them are United States Senator
Elkins, ex-Secretary of the Treasury
Charles Foster, George R. Peck, general
counsel of the St. Paul railroad; Congress
man Warner, R. CL Kerens, Republican
National Commttteeman from Missouri,
and Patrick Egan, ex-Minister to Chile.
Harrison alleges that the company is in
solvent, its funds have been squandered
by officers and directors, who voted larce
salaries to themselves and money for
mythical expenses. He joins in the peti
tion to have the business wound up and
that the men who fraudulently secured
stock be ord red to pay for it.
He says all the assets have been ab
sorbed in the interests of the officers and
the stockholders defrauded. He asserts
that the contract of May 1 last was not
adopted at tbe annual meeting then trans
ferring the telephone pioperty to the
International Construction Company, and
he asks that it be set aside. The charge is
made that after his retirement from tbe
directory 45,000 shares of stock were ex
changed for 610 shares of construction
stocK, the latter being placed in tbe hands
of R. C. Kerens, PairicK Egan and C. M.
Ferree for the benefit of the telephone
Harrison says the big men who were
made directors were to receive 2500 shares
at 20 cents a share for the use of their
names, as part of a scheme to entice the
public to invest in the $80,000,000 of capi
tal stock, but as soon as they were elected
directors they donated to themselves $2,
-000,000 each of the $50,000,000 stock and
voted stock to Ingails without consid
He states he was induced by false repre
sentations of Ferree and Sione, tbe pro
moters of the corporation, to transfer to
them a two-thirds interest in his patents,
and claims Ingalls was aware that the
patents were worth only $300,000 when tbe
company was incorporated with $80,000,000
capital on pretense tbat a lot of money
would be necessary to fight tbe Bell Com
pany, but really to delude the public into
believing that vast sums of money had
been invested by tbe directors.
The assertion is made that P. C. Han
ford, who was the Standard Oil repre
sentative in Chicago, killed himself when
he learned that he had invested $40,000 in
worthless shares of the company. Har
rison charges Inealls with falsifying the
minutes of the May annual meeting,
which he controlled by holding a big ma
jority of shares.
Owners of the Isles of Shoals Group
Plan Fortifications.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Nov. 20.-
Leighiou Bros., who own the Isles of
Shoals group, have been in consultation
this week with United States engineers
with reference to establishing disappear
ing batteries on the Star and Appledore
islands. The Messrs. Laiehton are disin
clined to talk about the matter, but it is
known that plans for the batteries were
fully discussed, and their location, should
the engineers' report to the War Depart
ment be accepted, has been agreed upon.
It is intended that one of the batteries
shall be built on Star Island, on an ele
vation back of tbe hotel, in the vicinity of
tbe site of the John Smith monument.
No better location could be selected, as it
commands the approaches to tbe coast
from Cape Neddick to Ipswich Bay, as
well as ten miles of ocean front. The bat
tery on Appledore will be located near tbe
weutlier signal-station, on the southerly
front of the island. The fortification will
be circular in form and armed with two
ten-inch disappearing guns having a range
of twelve miles.
It in also designed to establish search
lights on the island, and thus render im
possible the efforts of hostile ships to run
by and land under cover of darkness.
A Negro's House Burned and He Is
Also Sertously Wounded.
COLUMBU6, Miss.. Nov. 20.— An out
rageous crime was committed about five
miles north of this city Wednesday night,
when the house of Sanders Swarringen, a
peaceable negro, was surrounded by a
mob of white men, who set fire to the barn
where his cotton was stored and then fired
his house. In tbe meantime members of
the mob began shooting Swarringen, who
tried to defend himselt with a shotgun.
The gun failed to work, however, and
Swarringen ran to the house oi Thomas
Blewett, a white man, living near by.
Blewett's daughters were so frightened by
the shots and the sight of the fleeing negro
that they ran to the woods in their night
Henry Fenderberg, bin son Charles and
son-in-law Seth Cule were the ringleaders
in tbe gang, and one of them is now in
jail here.' A party of citizens is in pur
suit of the rest of the tang.
Th#» reason the parties give for the at
tack is that the negro killed a dog belong
ing to one of Fenderberg's boys some time
ago. Swarringen will probably recover,
his wounds being of a serious though not
necessarily fatal nature.
Member* of the Convention Pleased With
the Decision on the H right Law.
LEXINGTON, Nebe., Nov. 20.— The
fourth annual convention of the Nebraska
Irrigation Association began to-day with
a gratifying attendance. The report of
President Wolfenbarger, submitted this
morning, was exhaustive, treating of the
progress made durine the year in this
State and urging renewed efforts on the
part of the members in the enterprise.
The decision of the United States Su
preme Court sustaining the constitution
ality of tie Wright law, after which the
Nebraska law is patterned, was also a
source of congratulation. To-day's «es
sion was taken up with reports of officers
and the reading and discussion of papers
on irrigation topics. The convention will
continue ail day to-morrow.
Small Amount Awarded a Widow on a
Big Life Insurance Policy.
NEW YORK, IT. V., Nov. 20.-The
fourth trial of the suit of Josephine Whit
laich against the New York Fidelity and
Casualty Company for the recovery of
$10,000, the amount of a policy on her hus
band's life, in the Supreme Court in
Brooklyn, yesterday resulted in a verdict
for the plaintiff ior $100 only. There was
a provision in the policy that it should be
void to the extent of $100 in case Whitiatch
sh ou (i commit suicide.
Whitiatch was a mining prospector and
was found dead in a hotel in San Francisco
a few years ago. There was a bullet in
his bead and a revolver by his side. The
question at issue at the various trials of
the case was as to whether he had com
mitted suicide, been murdered or killed
himself accidentally. Mrs. Whitiatch will
probably abandon the protracted litiea
tion, on which she has spent several thou
sand dollars.
Christian Temperance Women.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 20.— Tbe general
officers of tbe Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union were unable to riach a
decision to-day on the city in which the
next convention will be held, and it was
decided to defer the selection until the
officers held another meeting next Janu
ary. All the invitations were rejected ex
cept those of Detroit, Mich. During the
discussion Buffalo put in an invitation.
The cause of rejecting most of the invita
tions is that the officers thought it would
be wise to select some place near Toronto,
where the world's convention will be held
right after the National convention, thus
giving delegates an opportunity to attend
both gatherings.
State Fair Managers Meet.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 20.— At the fourth
annual meeting of the American Associa
tion of State Fair and Exposition Mana
gers, officers were elected as follows:
President, R. W. Fumoss, Nebraska; vice
president, A. J. Love joy, Illinois; secre
tary, T. J. Fleming, Wisconsin; treasurer,
W. M. Leggitt, Minnesota. Dates forfairs
in 1897 were fixed as follows: New York,
August 23-27; Ohio, August 30-September
4; Michigan and Minnesota, September 6
-11; Indiana and lowa, September 13-18;
Missouri and Nebraska. September 20-25;
Illinois, September 27-October 2; Missouri,
October 4-9; South Dakota, October 11-16.
Baltimore and Ohio Affairs.
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 20.— John K.
Cowen and Oscar G. Murray, receivers of
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to-day
ask d permission of the United States
court to issue $960,000 in certificates of in
debtedness, which would be a lien on the
property of the Maryland Construction
Company, and to apply tbe proceeds to
paying debts of that company now due to
the extent of $465,000, to pay $391,000 for
tbe electric plant, which they say will be
self-supporting, and to apply $100,000 to
tbe construction of trainsheds at Camden
Xational Hardware Association.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 20.— The
National Hardware Association of the
United States to-day elected the following
officers: President, William W. Supplee,
Philadelphia; first vice-president, H. H.
Bishop, Cleveland; second vice-president,
John Ailing, Chicago. Executive com
mittee—For three years: John Bindley,
Pittsburg; William Chamberlain, Port
land, Me. For two years: F. H. Strong,
St. Paul; Theodore D. Buhl, Detroit. For
one year: Bruce Hayden, San Francieco;
Colonel Norris B. Belknap, Louisville.
Sioux City's Defunct Bunk.
SIOUX CITY, lowa, Nov. 20.— Bank
Examiner Blanding to-day took charge of
the defunct First National Bank. The
officers bave received offers of assistance
and may be able to reopen soon. The fol
lowing statement of the condition of the
Sioux City Savings Bank, for which a re
ceiver was appointed yesterday, was ra»>ie
to-day: Assets, bills receivable, $118,
-588 68; real estate, $34,51488; cash on band
and stocks and bonds, $S4M3 48; liabilities,
stocks and surplus, $55,463 97; deposits,
?106,136 07.
Xurdered by a fiegro.
STARKVILLE, Miss., Nov. 20.— Eugene
Ballington, a prominent young white man
of this place, was shot and seriously
wounded this morning by a negro. The
shooting was entirely unprovoked, and
the negro at once made for the woods.
There have been forty men with dogs on
bis track all evening, but at last accounts
they were an hour behind him. Excite
ment is high, aud if the nepro is caught
there may be a lynching, as tnis is the
third assault to murder by negroes on
whites within a week at this place.
Carpet Mills Close.
YONKERS, N. V., Nov. 20.— Owing to
a large sttrpius of carpets on hand, the big
tapestry mill of the Alexander Smith &
Sons Carpet Company closed down to-day.
It is rumored that the shutting down of
other mills operated by the company will
shortly follow. To-day's shutdown
throws from 3000 to 4000 hands out of em
ployment. Jt is stated that if the rumors
of closing down of other mills prove true,
there will be 7'"*oo hands out of employ
ment. The Smith Carpet Mills are the
largest in the world.
Acquittal of a Slayer.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Nov. 20.— Mayor
W. W. Waters was acquitted last night of
killing Harry Martin, a hotel drummer,
last May. The jury was out but a short J
time when it returned a verdict of not ]
guilty. Waters killed Martin in a street \
lijrnt caused by an assault upon the former
on account of an accusation that he had!
violated his promise to protect the drum
mers in the event of his election to the
11l It ralth and Suicide.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Nov. 20.— Harry Sher
wood, manager of the title department of
the St. Louis Trust Company, blew out
bis brains this afternoon at his home,
4611 Morgan street. Sherwood is a son of
Judge Sherwood of tbe bupreme Court.
No cause is known for the self-destruction,
but bherwood has been in ill health
lately. It is stated tbat his accounts at
the Trust Company are all right.
Dr. Conaty to Succeed Keane.
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 20.— The an-
nouncement is made here that the Holy
Father has appointed Rev. Dr. Thomas
Conaty of Worcester, Mass., to succeed
Bishop Keane as rector of the Catholic
University at Washington. Dr. Conaty
is 40, and was born in Ireland. He was
reared and educated in America.
Hit Body found in the Lake.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 20. — The
body of William Cody, who recently came
to Cleveland from Omaha, has been found
in the lake, he was employed as a clerk
In the New England Hotel, and was
stricken with typhoid fever. It is thought
tbat he drowned himself in a lit of
temporary insanity.
Work Resumed at a Vine.
ISPHEMING, Mich., Nov. 20.— Two
pumps of me Angeline iron mine were
started to-day and the mine will resume
full work Monday. Six hundred men
will be put to work within a week as rap
idly as places can be tound for them by
the unwatering of the mine.
Admission free. Lecmre on our Lord's Com
ing, Odd Fellows' Hall, Sunday night. •
Princeton and Yale Boys
Ready for the Big
Will the Sons of Old Eli Beat
the Historic Students of
Nassau ?
Both Teams Ready to Put Up a Great
Game cf Football To-Day on
Manhattan Field.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— With the
last finishing touches which were applied
this morning at New Haven and at
Princeton, the work of the great army of
coacbers and trainers is done, and the re
sult of the twenty-first annual struggle for
the football championship between the
elevens of Yale and Princeton lies in the
brawn and sinew of the men who will bear
tbe blue of old Eli aud the orange and
black of historic Nassau. Whether Yale's
winning streak of tbe past two years will
be added to to-morrow, or whether Prince
ton's eleven will score the lucky "odd
number," are the questions that are upper
most of thousands.
It has been more or less the custom
heretofore to prophesy on the morning of
the Yale-Princeton game that the crowd
would be greater than was ever seen at the
game before. Whatever the case in pre
vious years there is absolutely no doubt,
provided the weather is suitable, the at
tendance at Manhattan field to-morrow
will far surpass anything before recorded.
Both teams and substitutes arrived in
the city this evening. /; The Yale contin
gent are at the Plaza, as usual, and the
Tigers at the Murray Hill.
The followers of the orange and black
seem to think that the chances are in
their favor, and slight odds were obtain
able at the Stock Exchange to-day that
Princeton would win. But the bulk of the
betting was at even money, for while
Princeton's showinc through the season
entitled them to a degiee of favoritism,
the knowing ones kept in mind the well
remembered .New Haven, "hard-luck"
stories which have been always floated
before the eventful hour, but which some
how have, with just as much pertinacity,
failed to materially affect the playing of
old Eli's sons at the critical moment.
The gates will open at noon and play
will be called at 2 clock. Paul Dashiel
of Lehigh will again referee the contest.
The line-up will probably be as follows: .
Prince Position/ Yale.
Broawa Lei i end ....Bass
Church.......; r,tfc laCKle. .Rogers
Crowdls.. .........Lett, guard Chadwlct
Ualle/ .'.. ......Center..... Chamberlain
Armstrong. Right guard.... Hurray
liildbbruujt /.lgut tackle.. Murphy (Capt)
Coctmui (Captain)... .UUbl end... nazeu
Smith...... Quar'.erbacK ...Unckle
uarti Left bfbic. Van t. very or Mills
Ke11y............ .Right baUbaclc.... Benjamin
Bairn Fullback. Hlakey
ON THE h.i>i r.ttx TRICKS.
Winners of I: rents at l.ntouin, Xath
riltr, yew Orleans and Benntttgs.
LATONIA, Ky., Nov. 20.— Six furlongs, Yel
low Rose won, Mother of Pearl second, I'artisan
third. Time, 1:17.
Six furlongs, Earth won, Kennsha, second,
Est Ne Regina third. Time, 1 :16%.
One mile, Reprieve won, Basso second, ABC
third. Time, 1:42.
Five and a half iurlongs, Tonto won, Fallax
second, Aivin E third, lime, l:09?.£.
One mile, Lucy Lee won, Rasper second,
Tancred third. Time, 1 :42?.£.
NASHVILLE, Term., Nov. 20.— Six furlonpi,
Julie dOr won. Pat Gore secoud, Nellie Osborne
third. Time, 1:16.
Five aud a half furlong*. Kiss Me won, Trav
eler second, Merry Saiut third. Time, 1:10.
Five and a hall furlongs, Eton Jacket won,
Shuttlecock second, lola third. Time, 1:08.
Seven furlongs, Charley Weber won, Gus
Straus second, Nover third. Time, 1:23.
One mile, F M B won. Alto Juno second,
Paramount third. Time, 1:42...
NEW ORLEANS, La.. Nov. 20.^-Six furlongs,
Ozark Jr. won, Un* O second, Billy Jordan
third. Time, 1:15.
Six furlongs, .Stockholm won. Banqno II sec
ond, John Conroy third. Time, I:ls}^.
One and a quarter miles, Constant won. 8»a
-brooke second, Squire G third. Time, -:09^.
Six furlongs, Albert S wou, Little Billy sec
ond, Belle of Fordham third. Time. 1:15?£
Hx f urlnngg, sir John won, Nicnolas second,
Judith C third. Time, 1-.15J.4.
BENNINGS, Nov. 20 — Oue mile, Lament
won. Find Out second, Navahoe third. Time,
Five furlongp, Mohawk Prince won, Eu
phemia L secona, Snapshot third. Time, 1 :04.
One and a sixtrenth miles. Forget won,
Maurice second, Volley third. Time, 1 :52.
Soveu furionps, L B won, Convention second,
Tyraut third. Time, 1:42.
Five furlongs, Ltda Woodlands won, ,Bril.
liaucy second, Tanc third. Time, 1 :0tf.
Signs an Agreement to Sleet Bob titg-
Slintnons in >ew lor!;.
BOSTON, Mass.. Nov. 20.— James J. Cor
bett to-night signed articles of agreement
with tbe Greater New York Athletic Club
of Brooklyn for a glove contest between
himself and Bob Fitzsimmons under the
I auspices of tbe club in Brooklyn on tbe
I 14Mi day of January next for a purse of
j $-0,000, winner to take all, with the under
standing that if possible the contest shall
j take pluce before January 1. The contest
j will consist of twenty or more round- with
live-ounce gloves. George Siler of Chicago
is named as referee.
Fitzsimnions telegraphs he wants until
November 23 before signing.
Lasagesse Hi,,* the Derby Cup.
LONDON, Esq., Nov. 20.— At the Derby
to-day the Derby cup of 2000 sovereigns, a
handicap for three-year-olds and upward,
one mile, was won by Sir J. Miller's bay
filly La?ag»sse, four years old.- Lord W.
Beresford's Chislane, five years old, was
second and P. Lorillard's Diakka, three
years old, third. The bettinu was 17 to 1
against Lasagevae and 20 to 1 each against
Chislane and Diakka.
Baker's »ro»irf« Threw Up Die. Sponge.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— The ini
tial boxing exhibition of the Gotham Ath
letic Club of Harlem took place this even
ing before a crowd of about 2500 specta
tors. The event of the night was the
twelve-round bout between the heavy
weights Henry Baker of Chicago and
Chancy Strong of Newark, N. J. In the
tenth round Baker's seconds threw up ihe
Crowds at the Poultry nhow.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Nov. 20.— The attend
ance at the poultry show increases, and
the exhibit is the most successful ever held
on the coast. To-morrow a large delega
tion of ianciers from Petaluma and Santa
Rosa will visit the show.
Admiral Me Xair'a . squadron to lie In
creased by th* Petrel.'
; WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.- Ad
miral McNair' s Asiatic squadron is to „be
increased by the addition \, of '. the > cruiser
Petrel, : now repairing ■' at the navy-yard;
Mare Island, CaL 'Orders hare been ia-
Rued to place that vessel in commission
December 16 with Lieutenant-Commander
Edward P. Wood in command. This offi
cer is at present attached to Admiral Ram
say's staff in tbe Bureau of Navigation,
bavin? been for the past two years in
cbaree of the enlisted men of the navy.
The crew of the Petrel will be obtained
largely from the Adams, which is ex
pected home from Honolulu in a couple
of weeks. The Petrel, on account of her
small size, is especially adapted to ascend
ing the Chinese rivers, and her last duty
was on the Asiatic station, where she
spent thi winter before last frozen at New
Chwang, near Port Arthur.
Xaval Officers Try to Cinch the Govern-
ment on an Expense Bill.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 20.-The
Navy Department, iu order to deter officers
from overcharging their traveling ex
penses, has permitted to leak out a few
details of a small scandal tbat might have
led to a s rious court-martial.
. Upon the occasion of their recent return
from Nagasaki, Japan, to Seattle, Wash.,
two officers of the navy who had pur
chas»d passage tickets at a reduced rate,
£25, the regular first-class price of a ticket
being £31, made claim for reimbursement
in the latter sum.
The matter was brought to tbe attention
of the department, and the officers have
been informed that they should have been
aware that by traveling expenses, tbe one
providing for mileage at 8 cents a mile
within the United States, whether it is
actually spent or not, and the other for
actual expenses outside tbe United States,
they could not be reimbursed for any
larger sum than that actually expended
by them. Bui inasmuch as it did not ap
pear that there was any intention on their
part to defraud, no lurcher action was
considered necessary,
Ex- Governor Durkee's Executors and the
Suit Anainat the Government.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. 20.—
Messrs. J. C. Biaisdell of Indianapolis and
J. A. Kuykendall of Sail Lake City are in
Washington. The former is attorney for
the late Charles Durkee ai:d the latter ex
ecutor for the same. They are here on
business connected with a suit brought on
behalf of the heirs of tbe late Cbarles
Durkee, ex-Governor of Utah, who died in
1870. The amount reaches into the mil
lions, and equals the entire subsidy of the
Union, Central and the other Pacific rail
roads, whose first mortgage bonds Gov
ernor Durkee came into possession of and
afterward assigned to the Government
for preservation and keeping until matur
ity foi the benefit of his heirs. These
bonds came to maturity in 1894.
Mr. Blaisdell explained to a reporter
that the suit was brought iv the Court of
Claims in May, 1893, and that what the
heirs wanted whs an accounting from tbe
Government, with leave to make applica
tion for a sinking fund in liquidation of
the first mortgage indebtedness of the
corporations, held to be a lien prior and
paramount to that of the United States.
Of Interest to the Coast.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20.— W. K.
Forward was to-day appointed Postmas
ter at Macum, Tetiama County, Cal., vice
E. P. Hart resigned.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original — George Armstrong,
Sacramento; Henry C. F. Webr, Veterans'
Home, Napa. Reissue— Eben Hill, Nor
wa.t. Reissue and increased — Asa D.
Starkweather, San Diego. Original
widows— Mary F. Gale, Butter Creek.
Oregon: Original— Peter Levins, Port
Washington: Increased — Charles G.
Robbuis, Tacoma.
Grand Chiefs in Session.
CHICAGO, 111., Nov. 20.— P. M. Arthur,
P. H. Morrisey, E. E. Clark, F. P. Sargent
and F. V. Powell, grand chiefs of the five
Railroad Brotherhoods, are in session at
the Sherman House to-day. Every year
the heads of tbese brotherhoods meet
to outline tbe policy for the future. There
will be nothing of a sensational nature at
this meeting, as tbe brotherhoods are en
joying peace at present ail over the coun
To Pa\f the Death Penalty.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Nov. 20.— The
date of the execution of Mariell Hatfield
has been set for December 16, at Sneed
ville. He is only 19 years of age, and is a
descendant of the noted Hatfields, the
terrors of Easiern Kentucky. The murder
which young Hattieh: will expiate with
his life was that of a moonshiner, Jonas
Trait, who kept a blind tiger near Sneed
Gas Companies Form a Trust.
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— A1l the
leading gas companies of this city, em
bracing the Consolidated, the New York
and East River, the Equitable and the
Standard companies, are reported to have
concluded to form a trust. The combined
capital is something in the neighborhood
of $60,000,000.
Fire Follows an Explosion.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 20.— The big
Superior street block occupied by W. H.
Luekteniyer & Sons, wholesale hardware,
was destroyed by fir« this morning. The
building was valued at $75,000 and the
stock at $100,000. Both were totally lost.
The fire was caused by the explosion of
furnace gas.
Power From Mayarn.
BUFFALO, N. V., Nov. 20. -The experi
mental test made by the Buffalo Street
Railway Company on two of its lines of
the electric power from the Niagara
Power Company has proved so successful
that the power will be gradually extended
to the other lines of the system.
To Succeed Judge Parker.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. £O.— A tele
gram was received in this oity to-night
that President Cleveland would very
likely appoint Judge E. H. Rose of this
city or Judge John H. Rogers or Fort
Smith to succeed Judge Parker, who died
at Fort Smith Monday.
Probably an Earthquake.
WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 20.— This
afternoon this city was shaken by what
was supposed to have been an explosion
at the Dupont Powder Works. No explo
sion occurred, however, and tbe shock is
now believed to have been an earthquake.
.t'r«, Cleveland's Return.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 20 -Mrs.
Cleveland, who has been enjoying a brief
visit in New Jersey, arrived home to-night
in Vice-President Thompson's private car,
which she boarded at Princeton Junction
on her return to Washington.
Killed nt a Crossing.
VANCEBURG, Ky., Nov. 20. — Three
people were killed by the Chesapeake and
Ohio train striking a bugi/y at the cross
ing at Concord last night. The victims are
W. Pollitt, aired 20, and Lizzie ana Lulu
Linss, aged 16 and '28.
A whistling moth is an Australian rar
ity. There is a glassy space on the wings
crossed with ribs. When the moth wants
to whistle it strikes these ribs with its an
tennse. which have a knob at the end.
The sound is a love-call from the male to
the female.
A German inventor has hit upon a
method of putting stone soles on boots
and shoes. He mixes a water-proof glue
with a suitable quantity of clean qnariz
and spreads it over the leather sole used
as a foundation. These quartz soles are
said to be flexible and practically inde
Asthma care guara^te. d, Dr. Gordon's Chocolate
Emulsion. 221 Davis, s.F. $1 a boC, 6-85, amp! 5c
Accused of Having Drugged
and Robbed Frank P.
Gotham's Police Now Believe
the Colorado Man Was Mur
dered for His Money.
Clews That Point to One or All of
the Quartet Now Held in
NEW YORK, N. V., Nov. 20.— Four
men with shady reputations are prisoners
at the police station on West One Hun
dred and Fifty-second street, suspected of
drugging and robbing Frank P. Arbuckle,
tbe prominent politician and minine man
of Denver, Colo., who was found dying at
Eighth avenue and One Hundred and
Fiity-second street early Thursday morn
They are George W. Stephens, a profes
sional gambler; James David son, a stenog
rapher; Fred K. Monger, a barkeeper,
and Samuel Stewart, a racetrack tout, ail
of this city.
The seeming clew to the murder points
to one or all of the quartet. One of the
men when confronted with the body made
a remark which threw suspicion upon the
All four men are now in the custody of
the precinct commander in whose district
the dying man was found, and it is hoped
before another day cio.-es to have traced
Arbuckle's movements to the hour be was
discovered and removed to the hospital,
on the way to which he breathed his last.
Developments in the Arbuckle casn lead
to tbe belief that he was tbe victim of a
diabolical plot to rob him. It is now the
conviction of tbe police tbat Arbuckie was
lured uptown, drugged, robbed and then
left to die on tbe sidewalk in the unfre
quented region where he was found.
Frederick Menger, Joseph Davidson
and George W. Stevens, who were arrested
on suspicion that they were concerned
in the robbery and possible murder of
Arbuckle, were arraigned at tbe Harlem
oourt this morning, and at the request of
the detectives were remanded to give
further time for investigation.
Davidson, accordine to the police, met
Arbuckle at a saloon after having made
an arrangement with Menger and Stevens
to entice Arbuckle to some unfrequented
place and rob him. Davidson said he met
ArbacKle according to appointment and
introduced him to Menger, Stevens and a
man named Stewart, who is at large.
The police believe that Arbuckle was
first drugged and then placed in a cab
somewhere downtown and taken to Brad
burst avenue and One Hundred and Fifty
second street, robbed and then carried to
the sidewalk on Eighth avenue and left
to die. The best sleuths on the police
force are now engaged on the case and sur
prising developments may be made public
at any moment.
.2V© Cause for Difference Between the
United States and England,
LONDON, Esq., Nov. 20.— At a meeting
to-night of the Burnley Mechanics' Insti
tute the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, the
American Embassador, presented to the
winners the prizes that had been awarded
to them by tbe institute. Among those
present were Lord and Lady Monksweil,
Lady O'Hagan, the Right Hon. Sir W, J.
Kay-Sbuttleworth, M. P., and Hon. Philip
J. Stanhope, M. P.
The corporation of Burnley presented
an address of welcome to Mr. Bayard, to
which Mr. Bayard said he represented his
country as a friend of Great Britain. There
was no imaginable can«e, just or reasona
ble, for difference between the peoples of
Great Britain and the United States. The
same principles were the basis of both
Ordered. Hit lielease.
LONDON, Eng., Nov. 20.— The Daily
News will say to-morrow tbat in response
to the demand of Sir Philip Currie, the
British Embassador at Constantinople,
for an explanation from the Porte regard
ing the arrest of Rev. Mr. McCallum, a
British clergyman, the Porte has ordered
that he be immediately released.
Sir Edward Hornby Dead.
LONDON, Enq., Nov. 20.— The death is
announced here to-day of Sir Edward
Hornby at Rapallo, Italy. Sir Edward
was an acknowledged authority on inter
national law. He was married three times,
his third wife being a Miss Roberts of
New York.
Irory Committed for Trial.
LONDON, Enq., Nov. 20.— Edward J.
Ivory, alias Bell, tbe alleged Irish-Ameri
can dynamiter, was brought before the
Bow-street police magistrate this morning
and formally committed for trial in the
criminal court, Old Bailey.
Revolution in Jamaica Feared.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 20.— Mail
advices received here confirm the rumors
which have reached here of the existence
of political trouble in Hhvu, emanating
from financial ccandals, and a revolution
is feared as the result.
The Prntxinn Landtag.
BERLIN, Germany, Nov. 20.— The ses
sion of tbe Prussian Landtag opened to
day. Ths orown speech was read by
Prince Hobenlohe, the Imperial Chan
cellor, and was devoid of general interest.
Treaty Between Italy and. Brazil.
ROME, Italy, Nov. 2a— The Govern
ra-nt officially confirms that tbe treaty
between Italy and Brazil has been signed
by both of the parties thereto.

The Revolt on tne Philippines.
MADRID, Spain, Nov. 20.— Advices re
ceived from Manilla say the uprising in
the Philippines is extending to all nrov
incea of the island.
Death of Prince Otto.
BERLIN, Geemant, Nov. 20— Prince
Otto of BtolberK-Wernieerode died last
night at Wernigerode. ' He was 50 yeS
Death of a oat Parfait.
PARIS, Fbaitob. Nov. 2a— Noel Parfait,
the French politician and author, is dead!
How the Pioneers Went to a Ball.
Mr. Samuel Huntington came to Cleve
landi in the year 1801 and build a howed
log house near the bank of the Cuyahoga
River, about fifteen rods southeast of the
old surveyor's cabin. I (Oilman Brvant)
attended the Fourth of July ball* and
waned on Miss Doan, who had just
arrived at the corners, four miles
eaat of town. I was then 17 years
of age' and* Miss Doan was about
l * I was dressed in the then
style — a gingham suit, my nair
queued with one and a hall yards of black
ribbon, about as long and as' thick as a
corncob.witn a little tuft at the lower end,
arid for want of a pomatum I had a piece
oi candle rubbed in my hair, and then as
much flour sprinkled on as could stay with
out falling off. l had a pair of brogans
that ) would help to play 'Fisher's Horn-
KP* .when I danced. When I went for
miss Doan I took an old horse. When she
was ready I. rode up to a stump near the
w « ; h c moan ted the stump and spread
sprnrL e u Petlicoat on Old Tio behind me,
E,rt?£ her calico dre to keep it clean,
rinnit"? T unted on behind me-"-
cinnati Leader,
Joseph Matin, Point. Out Some Humor
ous Instances of the Fact.
Joseph Malms. himself a well-known
public speaker, gives the Woman's Signal
some amusing instances of the humors of
public speaking. It is, he thinks, a lack
of fluency that causes the speaker so often
to blunder. Mr. Malms has listened to a
temperance orator deploring the fact that
a triend resorts to "the frequent use of the
daily glass." He heard a notable lady
speaker speak of slum children "brought
into the world with no more idea of home
comfort than the children of negroes' in
One speaker said: "I rise emphatically,"
and another said, "I stand prostrate with
astonishment." Yet another feelingly
told his audience that it was '"not the
platform speaker, but the house-to-house
visitation, and the utterance of the silent
word by the caller, which did the most
good." "The statements that "the pre
vious speaker's suggestions were very sug
gestive," and that another speaker's re
marks were "miscalculated to mislead,"
Mr. Malms also mentions.
Then there is the speaker who always
misplaces his "H's," and who prays "that
we iuight be brought to the halter." There
was a flight of fancy when the speaket
asked. "Suppose if a modern balloon
dropped upon an uninhabited island
what would tbe natives say?" The scien
tific lecturer said of his coming experi
ment tnat "all depends upon tbe present
condition of the bo (y about to be created."
A town councilor spoke of "the rivers and
streams that abut on the borough boun
daries." Among Mr. Malms' other ex
amples is the speaker who began with
saying, "The proper study of mankind in
general is the — the study of mankind in
general," whereupon an urchin in the
audience cried out, "You're a-goin' in at
the same hole you came out at."
No less embarrassed was the old gentle
man wbo, stumbling through an after
dinner speech, said: •'! — I have no more
to say, and so — and so— l'll make a few
more remarks." The builder frankly de
clared be was "more fitted for tbe scaf
fold than the platform." Sometimes the
chairman errs in welcoming the speaker.
A chairman was heard to welcome a
speaker as one "who is always with as,
and we wish he would come oftener."
Kind was tbe announcement that "there
will be two more opportunities to hear the
lecturer once more." It was when the
meeting: was ended that the chairman
asked the audience to "close by singing
just one verse of the Doxology."
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